The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, August 10, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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ILL TIPTON it pictured betide a jeep in which Mrt. Lome
Swenton it seated, at the it taught by him the fine pointt of
driving a car. This action was being duplicated in teveral other
can in Adair't tpaciout parking lot at Main and Washington
ttreeti Monday night at Bill and other member! of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce conducted a bi-weekly inttruction clatt
inautomobile driving. If you need to learn to driva a car, call
the Junior Chamber and it will be glad to provide inttruction
Monday and Friday evening! of each week.
Douglas County Deaths In
1948 Totaled 26; Naps At
Wheel, Booze On Cause List
Death rides the highways, and
ger. In 21 traffic accidents in
claimed a total of' 26 human lives.
In the Day's News
YOU know, I'm Inclined to be
Impressed by the subject dealt
with in this column yesterday
(the one in which the service
station man, braced about the
idea of government-guaranteed
profits for gasoline stations,
cracked back: "Yeah, and after
coupla years of that whose man
do you reckon I'd be MINE or
the GOVERNMENT'S?" ) .
I can't help thinking he put it
about as well as it can be put.
That's what the welfart state will
turn out to be if we work at it
long et.ough.
ERE In Oregon we often see
caged cougars especially at
or near not-too-ritzy hot dog
stands, cold drink spots and simi
lar places. The idea is that you'll
be intrigued by the captive wild
animals, will stop to look and
while you're stopped you'll loosen
up and buy something.
Oftener than not, the cougar
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Fear, Panic Also Spread
Among Homeless People
By Pillaging Indian Tribe
QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 10. OP) New earth tremors and pillaz-
tag by unruly Indians spread fear and panic today among the thou
sands of survivors left homeless by Ecuador's destructive earth
quake. Official government estimates of the death toll in Friday's quake
rose to 6.000. But the truth is no one knows for sure how many
perished In the great piles of rubble that litter some 50 demolished
towns in the populous Andes mountain region south of here.
Fresh tremors yesterday turn-1
bled weakened walls in Ambato I , . . .. T . ,
and other cities, adding to the 1 0, Bol'v,a by the Incas centuries
terror of some 150.000 home
Groups of workers attempting
to dig their way through the
blocked highway to Pelileo, 100
miles south of Quito, ware report
ed buried under a landslide
loosed by the new tremor-.
Shoot-to-kill orders were issued
to troops guarding Pelurj a .t.....
looting. by the wild tribe of
Salasaca Indians. Defense Min
ister Ganados said one band of
Salasacas had beer drv f 1
when caught ransacking the ru-
lOS. I
The Salasacas have been the
fiercest warriors In the Andes
region for 400 yeara. Driven out1
not always as an unseen passen-
Douglas county during 1948, he
These figures are revealed in
a compilation of fatal traffic acci
dents throughout the state during
1948, prepared by the State High
way department and received
here this week by K. D. Lytle,
district engineer.
Eleven of the county's fatal
accidents occurred on the Pacific
highway (U. S. 99 two on the
Drain-Reedsport highway (Ore
gon 381, three on the Canyon-ville-Tiller
highway (Oregon 227),
one on the Sutherlin-Elkton high
way (Oregon 225), three on coun
ty roads, and one on a Roseburg
city street.
Sleep and Intoxication
Most tragic, from the stand
point of number of lives lost,
was the accident in which the
driver "fell asleep drove off
road," killing three people and
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Beer Licenses Granted
Two Roseburg Stores
Master locker permits and pack
age class A licenses were issued
yesterday by the Oregon Liquor
Control commission.
Store licenses included: Class A
Argos Fisher, Roseburg, and
Chester Lee Wilcox, Rhoads gro
cery, Roseburg.
Master locker permits went to
Elks lodges in Corvatlis, Eugene,
Coos Bay, Astoria and Hood River
and the Eugene Country club.
ago. they have harassed Ecua
doran settlements even in mod
ern times.
Continuing landslides and sul
phurous fumes oozing from Jag
ged crevices have terrorized the
country folk who escaped the
worst effects of the shocks.
Pelileo, a town of 3.500-pouu-
lation, resembles a garbage dump
surrounded by bright green grass
and trees. Not a house escaped
damage. Block after block is a
tumble of adobe walls and bam-
boo poles.
nllH fit 4i,cf atlll hunf mr
many areas which have had no
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The Weather
Feir with Increasing, clovdt
nest today, tonight end Thurv
Sunset today 7:23 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 5:1 4 a. m.
Established 1873
Hawaii Grabs Stevedoring Units
Launched On
Docks' Tie-Up
Strikers Plan Challenge
Of Seizure Act, Designed
To Restore Sea Traffic
HONOLULU. Aug. 10. (JPt
Seizure of Honolulu's two strike
bound stevedoring firms carried
Hawaii's 102-day waterfront tie
up to the showdown stage today.
Gov. Ingram M. Stainback
signed orders yesterday for the
territorial government's takeover
of two of the islands' seven
struck dock companies. The five
others in the outer islands were
not affected.
The striking CIO International
Longshoremen's and Warehouse
men's union awaited the start of
government stevedoring opera
tions to defy the territory.
ILU Leader Jack Hall said the
union would start a court chal
lenge to the territory's new dock
seizure law within hours after
the government puts its long
shoremen to work. The govern
ment began signing up 1,500
stevedores yesterday.
Engineers May Block Plan
Hall also said the CIO Marine
Engineers' executive board in
Washington ordered Its mem
bers not to sail ships from be
hind ILWU picket lines. John
Perry, Honolulu representative of
the engineers, confirmed receipt
of the order from Washington
ine emergency law passed oy
a special session of the Hawaiian
legislature bans a strike "or any
other concerted activity" threat
ening .to interfere witty--govern
ment docK operations.
Stainback said the law clearly
gives his government authority
to act against any engineers re-
iusing to sail snips.
The marine enelneers' action
could wreck announced plans for
a 10-day sailing schedule between
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Heat Wave Still
Clutches Eastern
Half Of Country
(By the AisorUtcd PrtMt
The searing hot wave appears
to have settled down over the
eastern half of the nation for an
indefinite stand.
Federal forecasters said today
there is nothing shaping up any
where on the weather map which
promises any renei.
The narrow band of cool air
which was moving across the
northern plains states yesterday
has stalled over northern Minne
sota. Wisconsin and the upper
Michigan peninsula.
Only extreme northern New
England had a taste of cool air
as a Canadian cold front shoved
early morning temperatures to
48 degrees at Caribou and Houl-
ton, Me.
From the great plains to the
eastern seaboard, the mercury
was soar-ins again into the hleh
Many New York City stores
closed yesterday when the mer
cury climbed to 97.6 degrees in
the downtown section. It was
the highest reading for the date
there in weather bureau records
and 2.6 degrees above the previ
ous Aug. 9 maximum set in 1900.
Good luck still held in the
Rocky mountain and Pacific
coast regions. Temperatures
there were no higher than nor
mal. Hearing On Proposal To
Rename Streets Slated
Public hearing on the proposed
renaming of Rosehurg city streets
t rherliil"d t the city council
meeting next Monday night, said
City Recorder William D. Boll
man. The hearing will start at 7:30
p. m.
Street renaming proposals are
contained In the report of a spe
cial committee named recently
by the city planning commission.
The report has been presented to
the council.
Before the council acts on the
report, said Bollman, an indica
tion of public sentiment toward
the renaming of Roseburg streets
Is desired.
Oregon Justice Brand
Injured In Accident
SALEM. Ore., Aug. 9.jn
State Supreme Court Justice
James T. Brand received co.-.-us-
sion of the brain, whether seriov
or not has not yet been deter-
mined by his physician, when his
T.Vi-ft .? I"?1 .,ruck
at the 12th and Mill streets inter-
section In Salem this morning. He
its confined to his bed it home.
Ailing Tribal
Chief Goes To
London For Aid
LONDON. Aug. 10. UP)
When Nil Kwaben Bonne III,
tribal chieftain from British West
Africa's Gold Coast, heard about
Britain's national health scheme
he decided it was an opportunity
not to be overlooked.
- He arrived in London last night
from Accra, capital of the Gold
Coast, where he maintains a 56
room castle. Today he told re
porters. "I understand I can obtain
health treatment free here, and
spectacles, too." Bonne explained
he had a stomach aliment and
had been in poor hea'th since he
was operated on in 1944.
The chief came to the right
place. Under the British health
plan visitors as well as residents
are eligible for free medical care.
Truman Signs
Bill To Merge
Armed Forces
President Truman today signed
the new armed services unifica
tion bill. He said that 'this will
permit the United States to prog
ress toward "a balaiced and ef
fective national defense."
The legislation, which strength
ens Secretary of Defense John
son's control over the entire mili
tary setup, drew one criticism
from Mr. Truman.
"It is unfortunate that In lhl
generally progressive legislation,
at least one provision represents
a backward step." the president
said in a brief statement.
"New and cumbersome restric
tions are placed on the member
ship of the National security
White House officials explained
that under the previous law the
president could add to the Se
curity council heads of any de
partment and of certain agencies
when he needed them.
Under the law igned today,
however, the council membership
Is fixed, and any additions the
president wants to make will
have to be confirmed by the
As a whole, however, Mr. Tru
man said the bill "represents a
creat advance" and will lead to
"increased efficiency and econ
omy and greater coordination of
our military forces.
Johnson wasted no time. As
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Highway 99-To-Riddle
Road Building Starrs
Construction has started on a
county rosd from Highway 99 to
Riddle. This Is known as Pruner
road and is the cutoff near Trl
City. The road is being widened, re
based and resurfaced. Forty feet
of the west end of Pruner bridge
is being removed and a fill put in.
The Douglas county crews ex
pect to complete the road about
Sept. 1.
Work on the Canvonvllle-Riddle
road has been completed. It was
hard surfaced. ,
9u;,. crumbled
. ,. , , . ,
i ' omoliiho. approximately
I arty damage ef et least $20
Haste On Race
Track Project,
Vaughan Urge
"Friends Interested,"
He Told Woods, Probe Of
"5 Percenters" Advised
Housing expediter Tighe E.
Woods said today he recalls that
Mai. Gen. Harry H. Vauehan
asked him to "hurry" along a
construction permit for the Tan-
foran race track.
Woods told a senate investiga
tions subcommittee that Vaughan,
President Truman's military aide,
came to his office Jan. 12, 1948,
to make the plea. He said that
Vaughan was accompanied by
Eugene Mori of Camden, N. J.,
listed as Tanforan'i president.
Woodj previously had told the
subcommittee only of being called
to the White House Jan. 9 last
year by Vaughan to discuss the
Tan foran matter. He quoted
Vaughan as telling him at the
White House meeting that "some
of my friends" were interested
in the case.
Woods said that at the meet
ing three days later he believed
that Vaughan asked him to
"please hurry" along the permit
because there was "something"
before the California race track
commission that would make Tan-
foran lose its franchise if the
construction work could not pro
ceed. Woods sent letters to the Jus
tice department the next day
urging modification of a court
order issued against the former
owners nt ttie -track 1o stop-eon-struc.tlon.
Meanwhile, tha White House
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Aged Man Dies After
Rescue On Mount Hood
PORTLAND, Aug. 10. (JP
John Harrison Tracy, the 76-year-
old Eslacada man found Monday
In a Mt. Hood forest hut alter id
days alone on Mount Hood, died
here last night.
St. Vincent's hospital reported
he succumbed to complications of
starvation and exposure. One foot
had become Infected from lacera
tions of the skin.
Tracy died without ever having
been able to tell what had happen
ed to him since he climbed out of
his car on a wooded road and
vanished. He was found, 30 or 40
pounds lighter and too weak to
talk, in a lean-to shelter, two miles
from thfc abandoned car.
The widow and two daughters
survive him.
Auto Truck Prank Draws
18-Month Prison Term
GRANTS PASS, Aug. 10. (P)
Truman Lufkin, 23, the youth
who nlayed a game of mechanical
hare and hounds with stale police
July 6 while at the wheel of a
huge Pierce auto truck and trailer
laden with 15,000 pounds of mer
chandise, -was sentenced Tuesday
by Circuit Judge Millard to 18
months in the state penitentiary.
Lufkin pleaded guilty to a
charge of driving a motor vehicle
without authority.
abov is tha lowar of LaMsrctd church In Ltteeunga, summer
during the Ecus dor., n earthquake thii ..t. At I. sit 50 tewni
, -.1 , ... A ,, , . ,
6,000 parsons killed, ISO.000 othara mede hemeleii, end prop -
million Inflicted.
10, 1949
Congratulations Pour In
On Ex-President Hoover;
Speech At Stanford U. Set
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Calif., Aug. 10,-WP-Herbert Clark
Hoover la 75 years old today, and
living ex-presldent poured In from
Late today Stanford university
graduate In the Frost amphitheater. A crowd of 12,000 to 14,000 j
was expected.
The program will be climaxed by a major address by Mr. Hoover,
beginning at 6 p. m. (Pacific daylight time). His topic will be
Payette Forest
Fire Still Rages
McCall. Idaho. Aub. 10.
The worst fire In the Payette Na
tional forest since 1934 raged out
of control for the fourth day to
day. Fire Dispatcher Slim Vassar
said "it Just doesn't look good
at all."
Bad burning weather high
temperatures, strong winds and
low humidity confronted an
armv of 1,050 fire fighters battl-
Ine the 5.100-acre blaze along the
Salmon river north of here.
Vassar said reinforcements are
going out to the men now on the
fire lines. The crews are work
ing in such rugged terrain that
all supplies, Including food, are
being dropped to them by para
chute. Meanwhile, Helena national
forest Fire Dispatcher Phil
Murohv announced the "gates of
the mountains" fire which
killed 13 men and laid waste
5,000 acres of Montana forest
has been conquered. -t
Woman Dies Of Shock
From Assault Threat
PORTLAND. Aub. 10. UP)
Emotional shock from attempted
rane bv a teen-aee boy has been
determined the probable cause of
death of Mrs. Hattie Davidson,
65, a cripple.
She died yesterday, soon after
complaining of dizzyness. A physi
cian had sent her to a hospital
on diagnosing her trouble as ir
regularity of the heart.
Mrs. Davidson walked on
crutches because of i. leg amputa
tion. She told police that a boy
came to her house Saturday night
while she was alone, forced his
way In and threatened to rape
her. Her screams drove him off
after she suffered shoulder and
wrist bruises.
The boy was not seen by any
one except Mrs. Davidson.
Teamsters, Employers
Still In Wage Dispute
AFL teamsters and wholesale
frocery and produce dealers were
urther apart aga;n today on
their dispute over wages.
Employers have rejected a
union orooosal for one-year con
tract. Ine union previously nan
rejected an employer offer to
boost pay 5 cents an hour and 21
cents again in February under a
two-year agreement
Union Business Agent - Jack
Sehlaht said plumbing and hard
ware firms and paper companies
had agreed to a 7-cent-an-hour
boost on a one-year lasts.
tributes for the country's only
all over the world.
will honor its most Illustrious
"Think of the Next Generation.1
Even Mr. Hoover, who once
said "I have had every honor to
which any man could aspire,"
probably was surprised by the
stir created by his birthday an
niversary and by the congratula
tory letters by the 'rousands.
Two states, Arkansas and
M a r y 1 a n d, proclaimed today
"Hoover day." Governor Earl
Warren of California Issued a
proclamation in which he said:
"Few men anywhere have lived
more useful lives, and none with
greater devotion, both at home
and throughout the world."
The Bovernors of New Mexico
and Vermont extended greetings
to Mr, Hoover In proclamations.
and personal congratulation
were sent by the govenors or
Idaho, Alabama, Vligl'ila, South
Dakola, Kansas, New York and
Still Hard Warkae
Mr. Hoover, born in Iowa and
a member of the first eraduatlna
class of Iceland stamo.-a univer
sity, was the 30th president of the
United States from 1929 to 1933.
At 75 he is. a always, a hard
worker, usually putting In a 16-
hour day. H is .chief concern for
many years has been for national
ana international aiiaira.
Even when on fishing trips or
at the annual encampment of the
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Senators Request
M'Arthur's Recall
A group of 10 senators today "ur
gently requested" Secretary of
Defense Johnson to recall jen-
eral Douglas MacArthur from
Japan. I
IMne nepunncans ana mic
Democrat Senator Bvrd of Vir
ginia said In a letter to Johnson
. J-A V"V-V Avn .
that the penaing i,s.tu.uuu,uij
foreign arms aid bill deals with
"a problem which is global in
Noting that the cniers or atan
have visited European countries!
but are not likely to have time
to go to the far Pacific, the sen
ators said they want the views
of MacArthur and Vice Adm.
Oscar C. BadEer, naval command
er In that area, before voting on
the arms measure.
Senator Knowland (R.-Callf.)
and 12 other senators have pro
posed that $175,000,000 of the
OMIS lunos ne rarnmmru mi
military aid to non-Communist
China. ,
Those wno aignea ine ieui-r
urging MacArthurs return In
cluded Knowland, Byrd and Re
publican Senators Bridges of
New. Hampshire, Smith of New
Jersey, Hlckenlooper of Iowa.
Morse or uregon, wupy ui Wis
consin, Saltonstall of Massachu
setts, Baldwin of Connecticut and
Gurney of South Dakota.
Plane With Four Aboard
Missing In Northwest
BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 10.
A search spread through
out the Northwest today for a
light plane with four persons
ab-iard, missing since it left the
Kitsap county airport here Sun
day on a flight to Santa Fe, N. r.
Airport oiliciais nere saia inr
plane wss last reported at Pen
dleton. Ore., where it refueled
Sunda afternoon.
Aboard were u. u. waisn oi
Santa Fe, the pilot; Mrs. Charles
Gay, IjOS Alamos, N. M., and a
son, Charles, about 15, and Miss
Edna Taliaferro, n, a Bremerton
shipyard employee and sister of
Mis. Gay. The former three flew
here on a visit last Wednesday
and Miss Taliaferro was accom
panying them back to New
Auto Upsets After Driver
Dies Of Heart Attack
PORTLAND, Aug. 10. (.fl
An au'omohlle rolled over twice
on the Pacific highway south of
Oregon City yesterday, after the
driver died at the wheel from a
heart attack.
Edward Wuerch. 5C, Portland,
was stricken as he drove with
Mrs. Julia Wuerch, Rlckreall. He
1 managed to steer the car off the
i highway, to avoid a collision.
Then the car overturned. Mrs.
1 Wuerch escaped with sprained
Vehicle Hits
Abutment Of
Indiana Bridge
Disaster Occurs During
Night; Negro Kicks Out
Window, Saving Lives
BLOOMINGTON. Ind., Aug. 10.
(.Fifteen persons died In the
flaming wreckage of a Grey,
hound bus that burned after
smashing into a bridge abutment
near here early today.
The bus, bound from Indian
apolis to Bloomlngton, hit tha
bridge on a winding, hilly road
shortly after midnight. Seconds
later It was in flames.
The bodies removed from tha
bus were placed In six amou
lances and hearse and, accom
panied by a police escort, were
brought to the Indiana National
Guard armory here to await
Driver Wayne Cramer of In
dianapolis, one of the survivors.
am a ironi lire may nave blown
out causing him to lose control
of the bus. After striklnr tha
abutment It skidded 150 feet
down winding highway 37 and
came to rest on its left side,
blocking the emergency door.
Flames enveloped the vehicle
almost immediately. The driver
said he and "two or three" pas
sengers got out the front door.
The other survivors escaped
through a rear window which a
passenger kicked out.
Blen Van Horn, manager of
radio station WITS of Blooming
Ion, said one of the survivors
told him "he walked throueh
five feet of flames" to Bet off
the bus.
The survivor. Wells Richard
son, 18, of Evansvllle, Ind., told
van Horn he was dozing when
the bus struck the bridge abut
Negro Saves Lives
Van Horn said EdBar Davis of.
Indianapolis, a Negro, was cred
ited. Dy otner survivors with kick
ing out a rear window, through
which most of the survivors es
caped. Davis suffered a back in
Jury and was brought to tha
Bloomlngton hospital,
i Billy Ellerbrook of Evansvllle,
another survivor, said he was
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Another Motor
Delivery Planned
By News-Review
A proposal to establish a third
home delivery motor route for
Garden Valley readers of the
News-Review will he investigated
by a survey to be conoucted soon
by the circulation department, ac
cording to Circulation- Manager
Fuller Johnson.
Johnson said the area to be sur
veyed extends from Calkins cor.
ners to the Umpqua store, over
Cleveland hill to the Melrose
store, and back to Roseburg over
the Melrose road. The route will
also serve all side toads leadlnff
off these main roads.
According to Johm-on. the pro
posed route will enable the read
ers to get the paper the day it Is
Firinteo. At present, persons Ilv
ng in this area are served by
"The oroposed motor delivery
route is in line wi'h the News-
Reviews policy of extended and
better home service." Johnson
Maklne the survey will he Har.
old Mobley and Bob Schlnriler,
irwB-neview employes represent
ing the circulation iepartment.
Charges Face 2 Brought
Here From Lane County
Deputy Sheriff Ira Byrd re
turned from Eugene yesterday
with two prisoners who had been
detained by Lane county sheriff!
Byrd gave the prisoners' names
as Roy Burk, of Springfield, and
formerly of Roseburg, charged
with assault with a dangerous
weapon, and Betty B. Wright,
Springfield, charged with taking
away a child with intent to de
tain from Its parent.
Mrs. Wright Is accused of
taking the child of Robert Dollar,
Glendale. She posted bail of $500.
No date has been set for her hear
ing. .
Lumbermen Counter
With Wage Cut Proposal
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 10.
-(JP Another segment of the
lumber industry countered work
ers' demands for a wage Increase
yesterday with a proposed slash.
The latest cut was proposed by
operators for 2,000 northern in
terior loggers. They would cut
wages by 201 cents an hour as op
posed to the demand of the Inter
national Woodworkers of America
for a 15-cent-an-hour boost.
Coast operators Monday op
posed a 15-cent boost for their
32,000 workers, offering Instead
a 13-cent-an-hour reduction.
Ltvity Ft Rant
ly L. T. RelMfMteiii
Theft's e reason for Oregon
beinq referred to as the "Web
foe Stote." but in these ports
4k. i. . ' tmm
,ha? r"" ' verdue tor
l. e emensrroTion.