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U.S. Mishaps In
Atomic Age Kill
More Than Bombs
CHICAGO. Aug. B-(JP Atom
bombs killed some 110,000 per
sons In Japan lour years ago but
since the atomic age began, the
National Safety council says, ac
cidents have caused 400,000
deaths In the United States.
The comparison was made by
Ned H. Dearborn, council presi
dent, in the National Safety
He said the accidental death
toll In other countries of the
world cannot be estimated, but
If the world rate Is near the Am
erican, about 6,000,000 porno is
have been killed by accidents In
the four years of the atomic era.
The 400,000 Americans have
been killed, Dearborn said, "Not
by the new products of genius,
but by the old stupidities."
HIROSHIMA, Japan. Aug. g
VP) The fourth anniversary .if
the first atom bombing was ob
served with shattered Hiroshi
ma's 30-year plan to make itself
a model city for peaceful com
Mayor Shinzo Hamal told the
city's survivors details of the
plan after bells In the "Peace
Tower" pealed in memory of the
78.000 who died In the blast.
The plan calls for rebuilding
Hiroshima in three stages. Dur
ing the first years little besides
planning will be done. In the next
10 It Is hoped to carry out the
plans. By 1977 the city is to stand
as a permanent monument to
First Day Camp Will
Start Tuesday Morning
The first "Day-Camp" in Rose
burg will begin Tuesday morning
at 9:30 according to Y. M. C. A.
Secretary Marlen Yoder.
Boys, aged nine to 14 years, are
Invited to be at the small park
on the corner of Lane and Jack'
son streets. Accompanied by Ev
erett Teater and Yoder, the boys
will hike to Umpqua park and
will study rock formation of the
Lunches will then be eaten and
a discussion of future plans will
follow, led by Yoder. The re
mainder of the afternoon will be
devoted to softbali and other con
tests. A second "Day-Camp" will be
held Thursday with all eligible
boys urged to attend. The young
sters are reminded to bring a
Honeymoon Halted By
Collision Of Three Cars
SALEM, Aug. 8. im Newly
weds driving a wedding present
car got as far as Junction City
on their honeymoon Saturday
night and then piled up In a
But Mr. and Mrs. John Mauld
lng escaped injury and returned
here. None of the persons In the
other cars were hurt, either.
CITY RECORDER DIES
WOODBURN, Aug. 8. iPI
City Recorder George Beach died
Sunday at his home here follow
ing a heart attack. Beach, 72,
had been a resident of Woodburn
Montana Firt Battlt
Fought Against Wind
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where fellow firefighters Identi
Smaller Fires Subdu.d
Mopping up operations contin
ued today on three smaller fires
Nine miles to the southeast of
the "gates of the mountains"
blaze, a 50-man crew was polish
ing off a fire which blackened
1.200 acres in the Bull Run gulch
area near York.
Sixty-five more were mopping
up what's left of a blaze at the
head of Wolf creek. A crew of
12 held a fire along Canyon creek
20 miles west of Melrose to about
Idaho Blazs Spreading
Fighters controlled one fire in
Idaho but another burned un
checked in the rugged area long
the Salmon river. The blaze has
raneed over aDDroxImately 3.000
acres ol timoeriana ana ior.
service officials said it was con
tinuing to spread rapidly.
Planes were used to carry men
to the scene, about 110 airline
miles north of Boise. More than
500 fighters now are engaged.
Fire dispatcher Slim Vassar of
the Payette National forest said
"about the worst possible fire
"It was windy all night," he
said. "It Is bright and clear to
day and the humidity is low. It's
bad fire weather and the outlook
is not so good."
Another fire which burned
over approximately 2,400 acres
in the Boise National forest,
northeast of Idaho City, was be
lieved controlled. Dispatcher
Lynn Knight said that barring an
unfavorable turn in the weather
the fire should cause no further
The forest service todav Iden
tified the bodies of the 13 fire
death victims as:
David R. Navon, 28, Modesto,
Calif.; Philip R. McVay. 22, Bahb,
Mont.; Marvin L. Sherman, 21,
Missoula, Mont.; Newton R.
Thompson, 23, Alhambra, Calif.;
Silas R. Thompson, 21, Charlotte,
N. C; Joseph Sylvia, 24, Universi
tv of Minnesota student. Plym
outh, Mass.; William J. Hellman,
23. Kallspell, Mont.: Robert J.
Bennett, 22, Paris Penn.; Eldon
E. Dlettert. 19. Missoula: Leonard
L. Piper, 23, Blairsville, Pa.;
Henry J. Thol Jr., 19, Kallspell;
J. Stanley Reba, 23, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; and James O. Harris, 20,
BAKER. Ore.. Aug. 8. (JPI
Crews mopped up smoldering
areas of grassland and worked
on a section of timber burning
atOD Pedro mountain southwest
of here today.
District Urazler f R. Bennett
said the mountain fire was the
onlv trouble spot in the estimated
2,060-acre area that was burned
over Saturday and Sunday.
Most ol tne tire zone was
grassland, Bennett said, but scat
tered tracts of pine owned by the
Burnt Kiver Lumner company
were In the area 25 miles from
here. He said damage to the
lumber had not yet been sur
veyed. The vogue for hoop skirts was
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Funds Cut Told
John Saunders, chairman, an
nounced today the method of
operation of selective service
board No. 14, under the contracted
urogram put into effect by state
headquarters, due to the drastic
curtailment ol lunds lor tne cur
rent fiscal year.
"Board No. 14 maintains its
Identity," said Mr. Sounders, "and
will continue io operate as the
selective service administration
for Douglas county. The only dif
ference is that the board's office
work will be performed at Eu
gene, where a joint-board will be
maintained lor boards No. 1J, is
Mr. Saunders went on to ex
plain that Sgt. John F. Rose, of
me army ana navy recruiting or
(ice. had consented to maintain a
registration point In the armory
at Roseburg so that young men
attaining the age of 18 would not
have to make the trip to Eugene.
"When Inductions are resumed"
continued Mr. Saunders "regis
trants will be Instructed to meet
at the bus or railroad station at
Roseburg, where a board member
will give them their transporta
tion." Mr. Saunders reminds all regis-
trams, and the general public,
that all communications for board
No. 14 should now be addressed
to the board at its new address-
The Armory, Eugene, Oregon.
Mr. Saunders expressed his ap
preciation for the whole-hearted
support the Douglas county board
had received, and stated that
while he and the other board
members greatly regretted the
necessity lor closing the Roseburg
office, state headquarters had
done a remarkably efficient and
equitable job ir utilizing the
money available to tne best Inter
ests of all concerned.
Roy R. Wells, Native
Of Elkton, Passes Away
Roy R. Wells, 70. died at his
home in Eugene Aug. f after a
long illness. He was born near
Elkton and had lived there dur
ing his life time with the excep
tion of the last few years, when
he moved to Eugene because of
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Myrtle A. Wells, and four daugh
ters, Mrs. Lois Palmer, Wilbur;
Mrs. Claire Palmer. Rlckreal:
Mrs. Merle Seeley, Portland, and
Mrs. nernlce Haines, Eugene.
Services will be held In the
Methodist church at Elkton,
Wednesday at 2 p. m., with Rev.
Mr. Newland, officiating. Vault
interment will follow at Elkton
cemetery. Arrangements are in
care Stearns mortuary, Oakland.
Youthful Escapee Caught
After Bad Check Orgy
PORTLAND. Aug. 8. UP) A
16-year -old Woodburn training
school escapee was held .here In
the county Jail today on burglary
charges after being arrested with
a pistol in his pocket.
Detectives said Donald Mullen,
Portland, was under $3,000 bail
In two Portland holdups. He had
been on a check writing spree
in California since escaping in
April. Kelly said.
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Papa, 81, Scolds Congressman Son
For Stand On Federal School Aid Bill
CANN ELTON, Indiana,
Cf Rep. Andrew Jacobs (D-Ind)
of Indianapolis has received a
parental dressing down for op
posing the use of federal funds
to aid parochial schools.
His 81-year-old father. Mike Ja
cobs of Troy, Inc., wrote a letter
to the editor of the Weekly Can
n'i'on News in which he said:
"I am sorry my poor dear boy.
Andrew Jacobs, congressman
from the 11th district, takes such
a stand against Catholic educa
tion getting some of the federal
funds now proposed for educa
tion. 'The Catholic capitalists pay a
vast amount in taxes for educa
tion, and it would be no more
than fair that the parochial
schools should get a little from
'Those who oppose Catholic
education getting this federal aid
certainly do not appreciate the
fight the Catholic church is mak
ing against communism. There
is no other organization in the
United States making as hard
and successful a fight against
Trojan Lumber Co. At
Riddle Swept By Fire
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bv the Roseburg fire department,
Douglas Forest Protective asso
ciation, and the TVi-Citv volun
teer fire department. Their aid
was requested by the Riddle fire
Stokes said that the 10 volun
teers of his Tri-Citv deDartment
had gone to tne All Fir Lunv
ber company to llgnt a lire Mere,
which had started U the end of
the conveyor near the burner.
His men were credited with "sav
ing the mill" by its owners.
The Tri-City volunteers were
then called to Rid'lle, to go on
the Trojan Lumoer company
fire. Helping other firemen o
bring the names under control
they did not come horr.e until a!
most midnight, said Stokes.
Rebuilding Already Begun
The Trojan mill was a building
about 100x100 feet in size. It
Included the re-sav, edger, trim
saw, and green chain.
Cause of the fire was not de
termined. It was reported to have
been discovered by a watchman
on duty. The mill was not in
operation Saturday . afternoon,
having closed down Friday eve
ning. About 40 men were em
ployed. Work of rebuilding the mill
was reported to have started this
equipment dispatched to the
fire included the Roseburg city
fire truck, which was sent under
a mutual aid agreement between
Roseburg and other cities in the
county. It was understood, said
local firemen, that the mill was
was in the Riddle city limits.
Bruce rerguson. in charge of
the South Douglas station of the
Douglas Forest, Protective associ
ation at Canyonville, said the
series of Incendiary grass fires on
Hiana mountain were set by
About 26 men were sent to the
fire. Aided by residents of the
area, saved farm buildings and
livestock from destruction. Only
one building, a barn on the Pete
Ulam place, was seriously threat
need. Some sheep were scorched.
mere was also a lire sun-
day, he reported, on Beats creek,
across the South Umpqua river
irom Days Creek, of about one
fifth of an acre In extent, lis
cause was not determined. Fergu
son said men are still on the
scene of the fires to keep them
$2,000 Damage Her.
U K. Sullivan, of the Sullivan
and Son mill, said fire dealt
about $2,000 damage, burning the
band saw and shed Saturday aft
ernoon. Cause of the fire is not
known, as the mill was not in
operation and the burner was not
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communism and enemies of our
Informed In Washington of his
father's letter, Rep. Jacobs said
he hadn't changed his mind.
"My father, my brothers and
our family have disagreed many
times, but we still maintain a
deep family respect. I regret that
my father disagrees with me on
this issue, but I still think I'm
The elder Jacobs, contacted by
a reporter, promised a fatherly
lecture when he sees his con
"I've never talked to Andrew
about this thing, but I think he's
wrong, and I'm going to give
him a good talking to when I see
him," the congressman's father
Both father and son are mem
bers of the Roman Cathol'c
church. The elder Jacobs said
his letter was prompted by his
son's support of Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt. She was criticized re
cently by Francis Cardinal Spell
man of New York for her oppo
sition to use of federal funds for
Being Voted On
By Ford Workers
DETROIT, Aug. 8. . Ford
workers jammed polling areas
and temporarily blocked traffic
near the Dearborn Rouge plant
as a state-conducted strike vot?
Officials of the state labor me
diation board estimated 4,000 out
of 60,000 Rouge employes voter!
within the first two hours.
Ford local 600 ran a shuttle
service from the Rouge plant to
the polls, using six buses.
Despite the crowds, the vote
Voters will decide whether
they'll authorize their officers in
the CIO United Auto Workers
to call a strike. Authorization
does not necessarily mean a
strme win occur.
Michigan's Bonine-Tripp labor
law requires the balloting, which
State Labor Mediation Board
Chairman Noel. P. Fox said would
take three days.
Negotiations for a new Ford
contract have been underway
since June 2. The old pact ex
pired July 15, but both sides
agreed to extend it on a day
Earlier the union conducted a
strike vote among Ford workers
throughout the country. It re
ported results were 7 to 1 in
favor of a walkout. A speed-up
strike In May of this year shut
down the Ford system for 17
Lower Umpqua Highway
Job Steadily Advances
Work Is oroeressine: steadily i.n
the Umpqua River Navigation
company's contract of improving
the section of the Umpqua high
way in the vicinity of the Mill
creek bridge. O. H. Hinsdale is
personally supervising this work.
Most or the right-of-way has
been cleared, and material is
now being moved. Some of the
filling will be done bv dredce at
a later date.
Delay in letting the contract
from the date originally planned.
may set back the entire project
enough so that the oiling will
nave to oe aone next spring, un
less there Is a late, open fall.
Hinsdale had considerable
road-building experience in the
construction of logging roads
while in charge of the Gardiner
New 3.000 horsepower airplane
engines have as much power as
a big locomotive.
lines were coupled and In place,
while the Roseburg Fire depart
ment rcsponaea promptly.
Ecuador Quake Death
Soar Abave 4,600
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of earth slid away from the moun
tainsides and the volcano erupted,
Frantic relatives who fought
their way Into the earthquake
area in search of loved ones found
mountains of debris Instead of
The Patate river was blocked
by the mountainslide which cre
ated a lake at the foot of the old
town of patate.
Earthquake in Ecuador
Recalls Similar Disasters
NEW YORK, Aug. 8. (.
The Ecuador earthquakes, n
which the death toll is over 4,600,
is South America's worst tragedy
of this kind since 1939.
In that year, 30,000 were killed
In earthquakes in Chile.
Only other recent quakes on the
southern continent were last
April when 44 were killed in south
central Chile, and in November,
1947, when 60 were killed In cen
Other major earthquake catas
trophes of the last two decades:
1948-3,238 killed at Fukut,
Japan; more than 1,000 killed at
Lihwa, Sikang province, China.
1939 Erzingan Turkey, 23,000
1S35 Quetta, India, 60,000
1934 India, more than 6.000
1933 Honshu Island, Japan, 1,
1932 Kansu, China, 70,000
The greatest toll of lives taken
by earthquakes this century was
in 1920, at Kansu, China, when
180,000 were killed.
In the big San Francisco earth
quakes of 1906, there were 452
fatalities. But property damage
ran to $350,000,000 the heaviest
toll in earthquake property dam
age on record.
Mrs. Sumner Welles
Dies In Switzerland
LAUSSANE. Switzerland, Aw.
8 tP Mrs. Sumner Welles,
wife of the former U.S. Under
secretary of State, died in her
uuitri iiert? lasi nignt.
Mrs. Welles, the former Ma
thilde Townsend, was Welles'
second wife. His first marriage,
to Miss Esther Slater, was dis
solved by divorce in 1923. Welles
had two sons, Benjamin and Ar
nold, by his first marriage.
The former undersecretary and
his wife sailed to Europe a month
ago on a trip planned to restore
his health, which was damaged
bv exposure when he fell uncon
scious last Christmas night in a
snow -covered field near his
Triangle Slayer Draws
Sentence Of 70 Years
rrnAR RAPinc in a. q
UP) Dr. Robert C. Rutledge Jr.,
of St. Louis, today was sentenced
to 70 years In prison for the love
triangle slaying of Byron C Hatt-
District Judge J. E. Heiserman
told the vniinfr nAHiatrioion that
he had committed a serious and
"The sentence,' he said, "must
be severe for a long time."
The judge stipulated that the
sentence be served at the Fort
Madison state penitentiary "at
The court said that because of
the statutes and honor time for
good behavier Rutledge's period
of imnrisnnmenr wnniH ap
proximately 30 years "at worst."
The chain armor worn by
knights in the Crusades was fa
shioned of drawn wire.
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You can Ml H wtno you M fel when
you drive IH So good looking that th Foihion
Academy In New York gov M IK Gold
Modal Award at "Fashion Cor of m Year".
So wondorful to drivo, even old-ttmorf in tf
auto bvninon give Iti "fool" a groat big
oSH They KV. Iti "W of Ford POWER
In borti in 100 h p. V-8 and ttw now 95 h p.
Six. Thoy like "FeT of Ford l "MID SHIP"
Rid cmhiontd by now "Hydra-Coil" Springs
In front, now "Para-Fle" Springs in back.
' Thoy like the "feet" of Ford's KING-SIZE
Broke, brakes that work 35 easier thanks
to "Magic Action". Why don't you slip behind
tho who! of a now Ford today? That's the way
Ho only way io got thai now Ford "FeeTl
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AWARDED THE FASHION ACADEMY COLO HEMl AS Btt "fASHION
U. S. Wsathsr Bureau Office
Fair and slightly warmer to
day and Tuesday.
Highest temp, for any Aug., 106
Lowest temp, for any Aug. 39
Highest temp, yesterday.. 74
Lowest temp, last 24 hrs. .. 48
Precipitation last 24 hr.... T
Precipitation since (opt. 1..27.o4
Precipitation since Aug. 1 T
Deficiency since Aug. t , , , . .01
40 To 75 Ctnts An Hour
Issue la House Debate
(Continued From Page One)
S.C) and Combs ID.-Tex.), and
floor managers of the legisla
tion had notice of scores of other
amendments ready to be brought
up when the time comes.
The debate was expected to
rage most, if not all, of the
Precious Effort Beaten
The situation was very similar
to that at the beginning of the
Taft-Hartley debate in the House,
with one exceplion. In this case,
the democratic leadership's com
promise was before the house at
the beginning of the struggle.
In the Taft-Hartley debate it
came out at the last minute,
and was beaten. The house then
went on and sent the whole con
troversy back to the labor com
mittee, where it r.-sts with no
hope of getting out until next
A minimum wage bill was the
first adminstration labor mea
sure to reach Capitol Hill after
the new congress ?ot to town
last January. This bill would have
raised the minimum from 40
cents to 75 and eventually St.
and brought millions of new
workers in under iiie wage-hour
The house committee finally
approved a 75-cent cill with few
er changes in coverage. It would
have added about 5,000,000 work
ers to the approximately 20,
000.000 now covered by the law.
The senate labor committee has
approved a bill raising the mini
mum to 75 cents, and making a
few other changes, but omitting
any large-scale increase in cov
erage. This is due for debate
Picnio to Be Held Local 459.
National Federation of Federal
EmDiOVeS Will SnonviP Ttlnntr
for ail V. A. employes and their
families at the picnic grounds
of the V. A. hospital Tuesday,
Aug. 9, at 5:30 p. m. The main
dish and coffee will be provided
by Loccal 459. Those attending
are asked to bring food for the
picnic supper and their own table
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A Douglas County' Institution
Home Owned Home Operated
Deposit Insurance Corp.
Douglas County State Bank
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fry ihe new FORD FEEt?iock
Auto Collision Near
Canyonville Kills Two
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Homer Baird, 18, Canyonville,
released without treatment su'
fering only from bruises and
State police said the force of
the Impact was so great that
a passenger In the rear seat of
the Bennett car was thrown
through the windshield and 20
fret past the other vehicle.
The name of the truck driver
who helped with Xht injured was
withheld by state pciice. Sheriff's
deputies aided state police in the
three-hour tie-up of traffic at thj
scene of the collision.
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