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NEW STREET NAMES
By CHARLES V. STANTON
A studied plan for renaming Roseburg's streets is soon
to be up for discussion at a public hearing.
The renaming project was placed in the hands of a
special committee appointed by the City Planning commis
sion. Tentative approval of the committee's report has been
given by the city council, which is to arrange a public
The committee struggled long and diligently with the
street renaming project and produced good suggestions for
needed ' improvements.
We believe, however, that the matter should be given
more study; that a better program can be worked out.
We intend no criticism of the committee's work. The
problem is extremely difficult and the committee has made
excellent progress on major factors. It is deserving of ap
preciation for its workBut we believe further improvements
can be made through more study; that we are trying to go
too fast with a job that should
sideration until all solutions
It is not an easy task to change identification of streets.
Once established, street names should be expected to con
tinue unaltered over a long period of years.
It is our belief that, if the report now awaiting approval
is adopted and executed, demand for improved street naming
will continue and that further alterations will be required
within only a few years.
i" We believe the committee has made an excellent approach
to the problem and is to be commended for the major policies
proposed, but the plan still is far from affording a complete
pattern permitting easy identification.
Should the proposed report be adopted it would still be
almost as difficult as at present for a stranger entering
the city to find any particular address without a map or
The committee has worked out a good program for speci
' fying avenues, streets, boulevards, drives, combining various
short streets into continuations under one name, etc., but
the pressing problem of identification remains as complex
as ever. -.
: A method of systematic street titling in Roseburg is un
:, The first obstacle is that there is no place to start. Most
cities have some geographical boundary a river, butte, hill,
or other topographical landmark on which a grid system
of street names and numbers can be based. But Roseburg
sprawls on both sides of rivers and creeks, straggles in
and out of valleys and up hillsides.
Another handicap is found in the fact that additions have
been platted from time to time without regard to existing
street pattern. While one section of town may square with
the compass, surrounding sections take off at crazy angles.
Streets set off on jogs instead of matching ends. Some
streets are straight, others curved. And, instead of profiting
from past mistakes, we are permitting the same goofy pat
tern to be enlarged because of prejudice against annexation.
Future generations will wonder just what people of this
generation were thinking about when they permitted such
unconnected, ridiculous street layouts as we have in some
of our adjacent suburban districts. And new plats are being
filed daily. Of course, the planning commission now has
some measure of control, but, without annexation, we will
have a growing hodge-podge for years to come.
We hope the committee report will not be accepted at this
time, but that it will be referred for continued study. Per
haps someone will come up with an idea better than simply
changing one name for another an idea that will permit a
stranger to find his way around the town and locate an
address without employing a guide.
Despite the good work done by the committee, the pro
posed street pattern still would drive the most ardent puzzle
fan into a state of insanity trying to find his way in the
maze of Roseburg'g cockeyed street system.
From The Oregon Press
THE STRIPERS BRING 'EM
(The Coos Bay Times)
During the past week no now
factories have opened up on the
bay; no great new Industries
have been announced; no gold
mine has suddenly started to put
money In circulation yet there
have been a good many thous
ands of dollars of "new money
fiut into the cash drawon of
It all came from the striped
bass, an asset to which most of
us pay far too little attention.
There la one convention here
yet It is not responsible for hotels,'
motor courts and like accomrmy
datlons being taxed iO capacity
and more. The reason for this
sudden Influx of out-of-town cam
(and out-of-state ones, tool Is that
word has Rotten around the strip
ed bass are "In."
Sporting goods stores are tele
graphing frantically for more
supplies; trailer parking space
has been at 'a premium; hotel
rooms have been really scarce
restaurants have been full and
Uie various docks that rent 'boats
be given most thorough con
have been achieved or a stale
have been doing an extremely
A magazine article on striped
bass fishing last month; other
feature articles in recent months
In papers, wordof mouth publi
city all these seem to have fo
cused attention on Coos bay.
Then with one of the biggest runs
of stripers In history here, men
have dropped their business af
fairs, grabbed their tackle and
gear, and headed here.
This week cannot be duplicated
many times in a year, but all
year round there are many peo
ple cominR and stopping because
of bay fishing.
We must realise that this strip
ed bass Is an asset of great
value; It should be regarded
highly by businessmen who don't
go fishing and who know nothing
about it. The potential of this
urea as fishing center has not
been reached; the business can
he built, and it Is a business that
will give pleasure and value to
the patrons. We have something
here, and It is time that all of
us realize It.
There are many associations In
my thought with the word Okla
homa. But I like this tribute to
the first women of Oklahoma
who went into the Cherokee
Strip with their men on that ut
terly mad and memorable day
April 22, 1889. Of course there
were white women there from
the time the first U. S. Indian
Agent took his wife with him,
but that was, first, in the Indian
Nation; then in Indian Territory.
Not yet Oklahoma!
I found this trlbuU in "Then
Came Oil" by C. B. Glasscock
"It has been estimated that
100,000 persons made that his
toric stampede into the first free
lands of Oklahoma. The virgin
prairie could not support so
many. The first crops brought
bitter disappointment and a defi
nite threat of starvation. Many
men made their way back to
their home states to seek work
through the winter.
"Wives and children remained
upon the lonely homesteads, car
ing for livestock, maintaining
their claims, upholding their
faith in the face of white ma
Public Roads Administration Has
Plan To Reduce Traffic Death Toll
By BRUCE BIOSSAT
Anyone who has ventured far on the nation's highways In recent
years has seen how frequently Inadequate they are for the needs
of today's torrent of traffic.
The country's roads took an
unmerciful pounding during
World War II from the transport
of men and materials. And little
has been done since prewar days
to repair or modernize them.
On top of this, our battered
highways are carrying their
heaviest load In history. More
passenger vehicles and more
trucks and buses are In use than
ever before. Most of them are
The Public Roads Administra
tion now has a new plan to do
something about it, Over a 20
year span It would spend $U.2(ili,
000.000 to rebuild and extend U.
S, highways In the sprawling int
No spectacular nationwide web
of highspeed superhighways is
contemplated. What Is proposed
Instead Is a painstaking Item-by-item
improvement of the thous
ands of weak spots and danger
points In the road system.
Some of the flaws the federal
agency wants to eliminate:
The 'bad curves which It says
occur fifoout once In every two
miles of the federal aid Interstate
The B67 unsafe bridges and
8,18s spans that are too narrow.
The 21 dangerous tunnels, in
cluding six that engineers think
should be by passed by new main
Some 17.000 miles of rural
roads in the Interstate system
which are less than the proper
minimum width of 22 feet.
The 21.000 potential death traps
where highway visibility is so
limited that peril attends any but
ine most cautious driving man
Steady but relentless attack on
all these weaknesses would not
mean, however, that no attention
would be given to wholiy new
roads or even to some superhigh
ways. The PRA's plans call for con
struction of four .lane, divided
highway! mainly In city and sub
urban areas where the crush of
Welcome To Utopia
By Viahnett S. Martin
Ml , '
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rauders, begging or stealing In
dians, blizzard, sickness and hun
ger. "To those valiant . women must
go much of the credit for the
establishment of Oklahoma.
Other forces, economically great
er forces, have contributed be
yond measure, but the loyalty
and stamina of the pioneer wom
en came first. . . . The federal
census of the next year put the
population of the area at 61,384.
Nearly 40 per cent of the immi
grants had failed."
If you have the slightest Inter
est in oil, especially in the boom
days of Oklahoma, you will find
"Then Came Oil" interesting. I
read it hoping to add to my
knowledge of the Osage Indians
In the period of their history in
which I am especially Interested:
1876-1886. That was when my
friend, Alice Hopkins Finney,
now 93-years young, llvetj at a
trading post in the Osage Nation.
Mr. Finney was liked and trust
ed by the Big Hill hand among
whom he did business; he spoke
their language with ease. He
took the trouble to try to under
stand them. So many didn't!
But "shot first."
traffic Is heaviest. Big express
ways In the open country would
be advocated only where there
Is special need, such as at bridge
approaches or the tops of high
The agency says planners be
lieve small towns should be by
passed whever possible, but think
motorists generally want to go
through rather than around the
larger cities. Hence, the program
for urban superhighways.
The roads administration's
views have not prevented con
struction of open road express
ways like the Pennsylvania Turn
pike, which is now being extend
ed to reach from Philadelphia to
the Ohio line. But the agency
nevertheless rates this type of
highway as generally wasteful,
especially when it is a costly toll
Congress must act on the
PRA's program and we think It
ought to command the lawmak
ers' respectful attention. In these
days of expansive planning I n
Washington, It would have been
easy for the agency to come up
with a dazzling hut utterly Im
practical prospectus. Instead it
has produced a hard headed,
realistic plan that looks like a
sound investment In life-saving.
Mrs. Roosevelt Will Not
Make Reply To Spellman
NEW YORK. Julv 25.-t.Tl
Mrs. Franklin P. Roosevelt will
not reply publicly to a statement
by Francis Cardinal Spellman
criticizing her for opposing fed
eral aid to Catholic schools.
Malvlna Thompson, secretary
of the wife of the late president,
said Mrs. Roosevelt would make
"no comment whatsoever" on the
The New York archbishop. In
a letter to Mrs, Roosevelt which
he made public, attacked her foe
opposing federal funds for paro
chial and private schools In her
dally newspaper column,
In the Day's Hews
(Continued From Page One)
will be associated in the new
(So far as I'm concerned, I'd
rather have some help. Russia is
LETS turn the situation around.
If you were Russia, how would
you prefer to go ebout finishing
off your opponents? You'd rather
pick them off one at a time, if
they were foolish enough to per
mit that, wouldn't you? ...
There is an old conqueror's rule
that covers that point. It goes like
this: DIVIDE AND CONQUER.
Every world conqueror since
history began has tried to follow
that rule. Split up your opponents
and knock them off one at a time.
It's easy when it can be done that
LETS not fool ourselves.
Down deep in oar hearts, we'd
rather stand off '.o one side and
LET OTHER PEOPLE DO THE
FIGHTING. But we just don't
seem to be constituted t at way.
Twice in a row in World War
I and World War II we've told
ourselves that is what we are go
ing to do. But when the pinch
came and it looked like our
friends were going to be wiped
out, we rolled up our sleeves and
We'll DO IT AGAIN.
There's no use to kid ourselves.
We'rs just built that way.
HERE'S another point:
If Kaiser W 1 1 h e i m had
KNOWN, beyond all question or
doubt, that America would be
against him he might not have
started World War I. .
If Hitler had been positive, flat
ly and without any monkey-business,
that we would be against
him with everything we've got,
he might not have started World
SINCE we know by long experi
ence that we'll be in It up to
our necks if It cames, we might
as well let Russia know NOW that
if she starts another world war
she'll have us to deal with along
with the rest.
By doing so we have everything
to gain and nothing to lose, for
if wer starts we'll be dragged Into
SO much for the treaty which,
so far as we are concerned, Is
signed,' sealed and delivered. The
next step will be the arming of
our iri?nds in Europe. The talk
in Washington now Is a billion
and a half to sUrt with.
Personally, I think we'd better
be a little cagey on that point. We
can be TERRIBLY extravagant
when we start giving things away.
The time is coming when EVEN
WE can't afford too much ex
travagance. This much Is certain. Our
friends In Europe will TAKE
EVERYTHING WE OFFER.
What we giv they won't have to
provide for themselves. Let's do
our share, but let's see to it that
our friends do their share also. I
know that sounds horribly realis
tic in this day of rampant Ideal
ism, but In the big pinches It's
the realists whl survive.
We want to survive.
Program On Slate
For Next Month
HELENA, Mont., July 25. VP
Reclamation Commissioner Mi
chael Straus announced his bu
reau will detail probably the big
gest multi-purpose power and
reclamation program in history
Reclamation . bureau officials
from 17 western states will open a
week's meeting at Boulder City,
Nev., Aug. 1 to plan expenditure
of about $350,000,000 this fiscal
year. Exact amount still is up to
At a press conference, Straus
explained the long range reclama
tion program this way:
In 47 years, abeut half of the
nation's available waters have
been put to profitable use. That
cost the government about $1,
700,000,000. "Now it appears that we will be
called upon to do the same amount
of work In the lext 12 months
that we did in the first 30 years
under the reclamation law of
Congress, "in response to de
mands of the people, said avail
able waters vvere not being put to
use fast enough, and it is ex
pected to provide the money."
He said it is impossible to es
timate the cost of Dutting the rest
of the nation's available waters to
use. He indicated it would be
many times more than the first
half, however, by saying: "We
did the East development jobs
first. We have the hard ones left
the great cooperative, multiple
purpose, extensive interstate projects."
With Ample Rain
MOSCOW, July 25. W-Gov-ernment
officials predicted a
good Russian harvest this year
because of ample June rains and
generally favorable growing con
ditions. The first official prediction in
dicated the grain yield mieht oe
exceptionally large because of
me increased acreage ordered
under the present three-year plan
to build farm output.
Grain is one of the Soviet Un
ion's chief exports. She already
has agreements with Britain and
eastern European countries cal
ling for grain shipments and is
negotiating with other countries,
including France, for similar
A communique Issued by the
central statistical administration
said the grain crop in the vast
central and western zones of the
country would exceed last year's
while other areas reported satis
(The Soviet Union seldom pub
lishes full annual harvest statis
tics and It is impossible to make
Growth of sugar beets, sun
flowers, flax and vegetables has
been enhanced by June rains
which fell almost everywhere, it
Sown acreage on state, collec
tive and Individual peasant farms
was up by 6,000,000 nectares (15,-1
uuu.ouo acres) over last yc ? ac
cording to the government statis
tics. The statement said animal cul
ture was improved. It reported
the following increases in stock
over last year: Large longhorned
cattle, 25 per cent, pigs, 79 per
cent, goats and sheep, 11 per
Annual Picnic Dated For '
Former residents of Wyoming
will gather at Benton-Lana park
July 31 for the Willamette val
ley's annual Wyoming picnic and
The picnic dinner will be serv
ed at 1:15 p.m., with those at
tending requested to bring a pic
nic dinner and table service.
The committee will furnish cof
fee, cream, sugar and ice cream.
Former residents of the Equal
ity state are asked to bring souve
nirs and snapshots.
The answen to everyday
By KEN BAILEY
QUESTION: My daughter has
a saddle horse which is usually
stabled at a riding club but
which we recently kept over
night In our back yard. The
horse got out of the yard and
damaged a neighbor's yard and
garden. We've paid .for the
damage but I understand there
Is an insurance policy which
would protect us from having
to pay damages of this kind in
the future. Can you tell me
about this policy?
ANSWER: The type of Insur
ance you have In mind Is called
Comprehensive Personal Lia
bility and it covers the acts of
the person Insured and those of
his family, including all minor
children. You are also protect
ed from damages resulting
from acts of your dogs, horses
or other animals. It Is an ex
cellent policy and no one should
be without the protection it af
fords. ylf you'll address your own Insur
ance questions to this office, we'll
try to atve you the correct answers
end there will he ne charge er ebll
Bailee, el any kind.
31S Pacific Bldg. Phone 398
Lane Housing Authority
EUGENE. Julv . 25. UP) A
Lane county housing authority,
newly created Friday, mapped
plans today for possible federal
financial aid under the 1949 hous
The authority was organized
under the . state enablir a c t
passed by the legislature 12
The five members reported
they must also make a decision
soon on whether to take over
three government projects at
Vmeta, Mapleton and Airport
homes that are expected to be
dropped by the federal govern
ment within a year. The 120
units would gradually be liqui
dated if not acquired by a local
Local Man Wins Prize
On Radio Quiz Show
A. W. Drager, Roseburg, had
the pleasure of appearing, at
least in name, on a national ra
dio program Thursday night.
A question submitted by him
was used on 'The Fishing and
Hunting Club of the Air," a week
ly half-hour Information service
for rod and gun enthusiasts.
The local sportsman had the
added pleasure of receiving sev
eral valuable articles of outdoors
equipment as a reward for his
trouble. His question was one of
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If any of your office equipment needs re
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Bank With .
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Home Owned Home Operated
Deposit Insurance Corp.
Douglas County State Bank
What's YOUR Problem?
Service is an intangible, valuable part of
every transaction. It's courtesy, free solu
tion to your problems and a lot of other
considerations. We think West Coast
Building Supply offers service second to
none. Drop in and see why.
Quality is more than skin deep . . . quality
is that essence of material that adds years
of use more downright satisfaction to '
your every purchase. Nobody was ever- "
dissatisfied with real top quality. That's '
the kind of materials we handle and sell.
Drop in and see for yourself, won't you?
Now under the new management
of Bill Neighbors, you get the BEST
in service and unquestioned quality
when you buy at
WEST COAST BUILDING SUPPLY CO.
Mill and Mother Stt., Roseburg
Maps Federal Aid Plan
those selected from thousands re
ceived each week by the Fishing
and Hunting Club's board of ex
perts: Dave Newell, Roving Ed
itor of "Sports Afield" magazine;
Jim Hurley, Outdoors Editor of
the New York Daily Mirror; Gail
Borden, nationally known hunter
and fisherman; and Jeff Bryant,
The program is a Thursday
night Mutual Network feature.
Mall Pouch Tobacco Company,
Wheeling, West Virginia.
Salem Girl, Unconscious
165 Days, Has Operation
SALEM, O.. July 25. UP) A
seven-year-old girl, unconscious
165 days, underwent an amputa
tion of her leg Saturday in an ef
fort by city hospital doctors , to
check an infection. :,
Donna Marie Saunders was
struck by a coal truck as she
boarded a school bus Feb. 9.
A "dimes for Donna" drive by
sympathizers has netted $3,971.15
for the girl. :
If you da not receive
your Nows-Rsvlew by
6:15 P.M. call Harold
Mjbley before 7 P.M.
' Phone 362