The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, August 12, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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JOE SENDELIACH, Idleyld Park resort owner, stands beside
a sign which he has just erected on the highway north of town
at Club 99 with materials and fundi subscribed for the purpose Dy
neighboring North Umpqua resort proprietors and well wishers.
Those joining in the effort were Circle H Lodge, Mack's Place,
Idleyld Park Store and Cabins, Idleyld Park Resort, Johnnies',
Royal Coachman Cafe, Red Barn, R. L. Welborne, Denn Whole
sale company, Brookside Market, Dale's Cafe and Harris Garage.
The lumber was donated by Sid Comfort of the Douglas Lumber
' The sign is 1 3x2 1 feet dimension and another just like it is
being erected on the Pacific highway south of Roseburg.
"Gone With Wind" Author
Near Death From Blow;
Husband Has Close Call
ATLANTA, Aug. 12. UP) Margaret Mitchell, the little southern
lady who made the high courage of a lost cause Into "Gone With the
Wind," was nearly killed last night by a speeding car.
In the Day's Hews
living ex-President, is 75. Trib
utes from aU over the world pour
ed In on him. Two states
which' are certainly not rock
ribbed Republican strongholds
proclaimed August 10 this year as
"Hoover Day."
Governor Warren of California
issued a proclamation in which
he said: "Few men anywhere
have lived more useful Hves,-and
none has lived his life with
greater devotion, either at home
or abroad."
NO man has been worse smeared
than Hoover, but, as you see,
he has lived through it and has
gained the respect of people
Among other things, he has
stuck to his convictions one of
which is that in this world we
have to work for what we get.
tribal chieftain in British West
Africa's Gold Coast. He arrived In
London the other night from
Accra, his capital, where he main
tains a 56-room capital. One of
the first things he heard of was
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Logging Mishap Kills
Bridegroom Of 22
NEWBERG, Aug. 12. (IP)
James Thomas Montague. 22-year-old
bridegroom, was killed
yesterday in a logging accident.
The recently-married New berg
man was felling a tree with his
father on Parret mountain near
here when the tree struck a snag
and crashed back on Montague.
ALBANY, Aug. 12. (P The
''Albany city council was consider
' ing today whether to recommend
removal of rent controls.
A petition asking decontrol
was presented to the council, but
opposed by other local groups.
Los Angeles Gas Mishap
Can't Be Repeated Here.
City Manager Points Out
There's no danger of the same thing happening here as happened
at an outdoor swimming pool in Los Angeles recently, where a
clogged chlorine gas line used for purifying water suddenly gushed
more gas than the water could absorb, filling the air with noxious
fumes. I
Twenty-four people were over- been Inserted in the water,
come there as a result, and sent Chlorine entering the Roseburg
to hospials. 10 of them in ser-J pool mjXed Into the water flow
lous condition, the Associated ing through the filter system.
Press reported. I The filtered water and chlorine
City Manager M. W. Slankard 'hen enter the pool at 24 dif
said he had been receiving nu-, ferent places around the pool
merous telephone calls and let- walls.
te--s on the matter, and today Chlorine gas, as was used at
released this explanation of the the Los. Angeles pool, usually en
purifying system used at the.ters the water directly and, said
Roseburg municipal swimming SiankaM. if back up pressure
pool. occurs, it can cause considerable
The Roseburg pool uses a liquid discomfort to persons using the
chlorinetor pump. If the pump P00'-
became clogged or shot a large j If the chlorine line clogged at
charge of chlorine Into the filter the Roseburg pool, he explained,
system, it would be diluted to only a small amount of chlorine
such an extent before entering : liquid could enter the water as
the pool, that no one would be I there is a needle valve to reg
aware that an added amount had ulate the flow at all time.
Police said the quiet, middle-
aged author of the fabulous ro
mance of the war between the
states was knocked to the pave
ment by a drunken taxi-driver
and dragged 15 feet.
She was taken to city hospital
where physicians and nurses said
she was too gravely hurt to be
moved even for X-rays.
She was placed under an oxy
gen tent and was given a blood
transfusion early today, after her
blood pressure fell. Attendants
said she responded satisfactorily.
Hospital attendants ma'de it
plain that Miss Mitchell would
need a stout heart as stout as
the one she gave Scarlett O'Hara
to pull through.
Miss Mitchell In private life
she's Mrs. John Marsh received
a possible skull fracture, Internal
injuries, and an injury to her
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Hawaii Plans To
Outlaw Unions'
Dock Interference
HONOLULU, Aug. 12. i&y
Hawaii' senate today worked on
a bill that would outlaw union
interference with government op
eration of docks crippled by a
104-day strike.
The attorney general's office
offered amendment clearing up
constitutionality of the prosposed
law. If it passes the Senate it
will be sent to the territorial
House of Representatives.
Under the proposed law, strikes
and picketing against the gov
ernment would be outlawed.
The bill is the outgrowth of
costly CIO International Long
shoremen's and Warehousemen's
union strike in the islands. The
union seeks a pay hike from $1.40
an hour to $1.72 an hour.
The legislature earlier author
ized the governor to seize the
struck dock for government op
eration. The proposed law would ban
secondary boycotts and union
"hot cargo" action against gov
ernment operations.
The 2.000 striking union mem
bers are expected to '.est th?
validity of the law. If it is passed,
in an early court action.
Territorial Governor Stainback
has ordered the seizure of facili
ties of seven struck stevedoring
companies. The Islands govern
ment is now employing men to
work ships expected here from
the gulf coast.
Th Weather
Mostly cloudy today, tonight
and Saturday.
Suacet today 7 JO p. m.
Sunrise tomorraw 5:14 a. ns
Established 1873
Deep Freezer Gifts Enter 5
Is Named As
One Recipient
Chief Justice Vinson
Among Others On List;
Vaughan May Testify
A report that Mrs. Harry S. Tru
man was among notables who
received deep freezers from a
concern figuring tn the Senat's
"five percenter' inquiry today
brought this reply from presiden
tial Secretary Charles G. Ross:
"I have no information what
ever about that."
Ross was told a news story
named Mrs. Truman, along with
Chief Justice Vinson, Secretary
of the Treasury Snyder, James K.
Vardaman, Federal Reserve
board governor, and George E.
Allen, former RFC member and
presidential intimate also re
ceived deep freeze units.
"I know nothine whatever
about that, either,' Ross said
when the other names were men
Vinson left a White House cab
inet meetine a few minutes later
and told reporters that since the
senate investigation committee
is making an inquiry, "I believe
1 prefer that the matter be de
veloped by the committee."
I feel I ought not to make anv
statement," the chief Justice said.
in iNew xorK, Allen flatly de
nied he ever received a deep
freezer, or even know the name
of the concern.
I certainly never got one." he
said and then quipped, "but I
wish I had one now in the middle
of this heat wave I'd climb right
into it."
Senator Explodes
The matter of the deep freeze
units entered the hearing yester
day when a Milwaukee business-
fman testified that he shipped one
in 1945 to Maj. Gen. Harry H.
Vaughan, President Truman's
army aide.
Mr. Truman told his news con
ference later in the day that
nothing brought out at the in
quiry so far had changed his
opinion of Vaughan in the slight
est. Well. I'll be damned, was the
first reaction of Senator Mc
Carthy (R.-Wis.), a member of
the investigating group.
When today s hearing resumed,
McCarthy followed up that com
ment with a formal demand tnat
Vaughan be called for question
McCarthy based his demand
chiefly, however, on Vaughan's
reported efforts In connection
with a race track construction
case rather than the deep freeze
The name of another Truman
aide Presidential Assistant John
R. Steelman entered the investi
gation today.
ine senate committee is iook-
ing into the question of whether
improper influence has figured
in the awarding of government
contracts and the administration
of federal regulations.
The inquiry was toucneo on Dy
reports that James V. Hunt, a
former army oincer and war as
sets administration consultant,
had boasted of - friendship with
Vaughan and other officials in
promising to help land govern
ment contracts for a fee.
Influence? See Hunt
Steelman's name came out in
this way:
A committee Investigating took
the stand and said Dr. Norman
Armitage vice president of the
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Woman's Dressing Time
Issue In Jobless Pay
State Unemployment commission
probably never expected anytning this, but it's got to decide
huv long a woman should spend
getting dressed.
The case involves Mrs. Dent
Burns, who was fired by the
Columbia River Packers associa
tion cannery and went to get Job
less benefits.
The cannery had given her an
hour and half notice to report to
work. That, said Mrs. Burns,
wasn't enough time to dress and
pet to the Job.
Certainly It was, said the can
nery, and Mrs. Burns Isn't en
titled to Jobless benefits.
Commission referee Warren
Stephens listened to the argu
ments here: said a decision would
be announced later.
Teamsters' Strike
Draws Conciliators
PORTLAND. Aug. 12.-(JP)
Two federal conciliators took up
the attempt today to settle a con
trait deadlock betwee- AFL team
sters and wholesale grocery and
proouce employer.
The central issue is the length
of the contract. The employers
offered a 5-cent pay boost after
Aug. 1 jnd an additional 2i cents
mi Feb. 1 on a two-year contract.
The teamsters wsnt a oneyetr
Roseburg Annexation
G. O. P. Suffers
In Comparison
Of Party Feasts
Rep. Cotton (R. N.H.) thinks
the country would be better off
If the democrats were "a little
less slap-happy" and the republi
cans "a little more alive.
He said so in a letter to his
To Illustrate what he meant,
he described two Washington
functions he attended. One wsss
a party given by Rep. Boykin
(D. Ala.) honoring House Soeak-
er Rayburn (D.-Tex.l. The other
was a Republican National com
mittee dinner to start the 1930
political campaign.
Cotton said the party for Rav
burn was a "sumptuous affair"
but "I couldn't help but feel
that a little less hilarity and a
little more dignity" were called
Of the GOP "kick-off dinner,
he said:
"They were certainly solemn
enough. In fact they had all the
ouoyant entnusiasm and confi
dence that Lebanon (N.H.) high
school would have in kicking off
against Notre Dame.
"For the main speaker they
resurrected Will Havs. chairman
of the party in 1920, who droned
on about the good old davs.
"At about 10:30 we dried our
tears and went home."
Britons Purchase
Russian Lumber
A report that the British had
boutrht worth nf i.
ber in the Soviet Union prompt-
rxr. iK-ure) yester
day to ask an Investigation by the
economic cooperation administra
NJnfkTnrf mba ...U1t 1 -. . .
. . . ... imouo puuui; ft It'll er.
to Paul G. Hoffman, Ihe ECA
neao. said:
"In View Of th fact that Ih.
British economy Is being sub
stantially supported by ECA
American taxpayers' funds (as is
evidenced by our current annual
expenditures of Sl.300monm in
that country) this purchase is
certainly contrary to the intent
of Congress in approving the re-
rtwprv nrniiram '
' 1 "
The congressman asked Hoff
man to determine the facts of
the case so that in the future
ECA money "will not be used
directly or indirectly tn assist th
'As you may know." Norblad
wrote, "there are excess stocks
of lumber In this country, and
manv of our mill. In tha p.
cific northwest have shut down
ior lacK of business.
"Certainly the V.CA ua nnt
aDDroved bv Cnnpres fnr th
purpose of sending funds to bene-
unary nations to expend the
Soviet rather it was to rebuild
and strengthen those countries
as a flllwarlr apainet nnacihlA
Soviet aggression."
Committee 9-2 For
Confirming Tom Clark
The Senate Judiciary committee
today recommended confirmation
of Attorney General Tom C.
Clark to be an associate Justice
of the supreme court The vote
was 9 to 2.
The committee also recommen
ded 9 to 0 the confirmation of
Senator J. Howard McGrath (D.
R.I.) to be attorney general,
succeeding Clark.
Chairman McCarren (D.-Nev.)
later told reporters that Senators
Donnel (R.-Mo.) and Ferguson
(R.Mich.) opposed confirmation
of Clark.
Both democratic and republi
can leaders say the senate will
confirm Clark to succeed the late
Frank Murphy on the high court.
Actress Angela Lansbury,
Peter Shaw Wed In London
LONDON, Aug. 12-UB Film
actress Angela Lansburv and Hol
lywood set designer Peter Shaw
were married in the Chapel of
St. Columba's cnurch today.
The ceremony was performed
by Dr. F. R. U. Scott of the
Church of Scotland, Minister St.
Columba's, in the Arty Chelsea
borough of London.
Angela. 23-year-old dajgl.ter of
actress Moyna MacGill, wore the
wedding dress she brought with
her from Hollywood old rose taf
feta and chantilly lace.
She wore a headdress of or
ange blossoms and roses.
Constable, Deputy Sheriff
Jobs Must Be Apart, Ruling
SALEM. Aug. 12 (-Offices
of constable and deputy sheriff
are lucrative public offices within
the meaning of the Oregon con
stitution and, therefore, one in
dividual may not hold both at
the same time even thcugn both
be on a part time basis, attorney
General George Neuner has ad
vised Benton county District At
torney Robert Mix.
Tito Target
Of Another
Soviet Swat
Note This Time Brands
Him "Enemy"; Austrian
Issue Cause Of Dispute
MOSCOW. Aug. 12.-CP)
Soviet Russia denounced the
Yugoslav government today as
an enemy of the Soviet Union
and charged that Premier Mar
shal Tito's regime more and more
is throwing in Its lot with the
This sweeping Soviet attack,
made public by the Moscow radio
was contained In a Russian note
to Yugoslavia.
The note stated that Tito's re
gime as early as April, 1947, had
been willing to abandon its basic
claims tor Austrian territory as
compensation for war losses, but
wished tu shift the responsibility
for the decision to the Soviet
The note was the fourth In a
series of bitter diplomatic ex
changes Between Moscow and Bel
grade over what the Yugoslavs
regarded as Russia's abandonment
of Yugoslav territorial claims at
the recent Big Four foreign min
isters conference in Paris.
(Although Tito and the Krem
lin have been at odds for more
than a year, the note marked the
first time that Russia had used
the term "enemy" in referring
to the Yugoslav government.
(Diplomatic observers in Lon
don wonoered whether this latest
outbreak of name calling signal
ed a sharper Soviet policy against
the Tito government.
(Last week Tito alerted his
troops in Yugoslav Macedonia, be
tween communist Bulgaria and
Albania, and said his Soviet-do.
Inatnd neighbors were spreading
rumors dTa possible Rod arrrty
invasion there. 1 he Yugoslav
leader was quoted by his official
news agency as dismissing the
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Accused Negro Speeded
To State Penitentiary
GRAY COURT, S. C, Aug. 12.
(tP A wiry little Negro wanted
In connection with an attempted
rape of a white girl was appre
hended today and speeded to the
state peniteniary a Columbia.
1 he Negro, object ol a wide man
hunt near here for the last two
days, was seized in a wooded area
between this Laurens county
farm town and Greenwood, 50
miles south of here.
He is Willie Junior Tolbert, 25.
The capture occurred so swiftly
that few persons knew about it
until the Negro was well on the
way to Columbia. A mere hand
ful of officers were patrolling the
search area when he was taken.
Bill Directs VA To
Renew Hospital Program
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.-(P)
Legislation to direct the Vet
erans administration to go ahead
with construction of 24 hospital
projects has been introduced by
Rep. Rankin (D.-Miss.).
The measure would reinstate a
16.000-bed program canceled by
President Truman when he sent
his budget to Congress in January.
The projects include:
A 200-ned hospital: General
Medical, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Quiet Talk Brings Man
From Wild Siege After
Gas Fails To Budge Him
STEILACOOM, Wash., Aug. 12. (JP The quiet, persuasive voice
of a Tacoma doctor early today talked a rampaging steelworker
out of a house In which a woman had died possibly violently.
Fourteen peace officers using tear gas and billy clubs had failed
in a three-hour effort to bring him out.
The steelworker was John Davis, 43, and the dead woman was
identified tentatively as Mrs. Arleen Stone, 47, both of Tacoma.
Davis was being held In the
Pierce county Jail early today,
officer said his condition pro
hibited Immediate questioning.
Coroner Paul Melllnger said
the woman had been brutally mu
tilated. Davis' wife told officers this
Her husband and the woman
came to the Davis house, an un-
finished residence on a sideroad
at l p. m. last nignt. noin were
intoxicated. Davis ordered his
wife from the house.
Watching from a window, Mrs.
Davis said she then saw1 the
couple "tie on a first rate bingle"
! until the woman appeared to
; pass out on a bed.
wnen Mrs. Mone negan to
bleed violently from Davis' In
timacies, Mrs. Davis said she
called the sheriff's office.
Deputy Sheriffs Cliff Tolson
12, 1949
Percenter Probe
Gen, Omar N. Bradley Named
By President Truman As Head
Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 1. (API President Truman- yesf.r
dy nominated Can. Omar N. Bradley for promotion to chair
man of tha joint chiefs of staff. This would main Bradley tha
-.1! L!L..i ! if '
ninsn nignvT refining military
ine rresiaem said ne was not
ready to announce a successor'to
Bradley as army chief of staff.
He made public a letter to
Gen. Dwlght D, Eisenhower
thanking him for serving tem
porarily as presiding officer of
the Joint chiefs of staff pending
enactment of the new unifica
tion law.
The President told Elsenhower
he had "responded like the good
soldier you are."
He also said he appreciated
not only what Eisenhower has
done but "all that you will do
in the future as a consultant and
Mr. Truman also announced
that he will nominate Admiral
I,ouis Den Meld for another two-
vear term as chief ol naval oper
Bradley. 56, the "GI's general"
succeeded Elsenhower as army
hief of staff last year after
having served nearly three year
as Veterans administrator.
The war in Europe had been
over only three months when
Mr. Truman called upon Brad
ley to take over the VA post.
During tne war, he was a corps
commander In North Africa and
later In Sicily. Then he took the
First army across the-Normandy
beachhead and when the war
ended in Germany he was ir.
command of the 12th U. S. Army
group tne largest body ol Amer
ican soldiers ever to serve under
a single field commander.
Fire Wrecks Pool Hall;
Parrot Screeches Alarm
BAKER, Aug. 12 UP) Fire dis
covered by a parrot raged
through the Circle K Pool hall
in the little town of Haines, about
11 miles west of Baker, in the
middle of the night last night,
wrecked the building and dam
aged two neighbor buildings to
the extent of $25,000.
The parrot, "Polly," had been
left in the establishment when
Bee Hawks went upstairs for the
night. She reported that she
heard the bird fussing, investi
gated with a gun thinking first
of prowlers and discovered the
By that time the flames had
enveloped the upstairs apartment
and Miss Hawks escaped in ner
nightdress holding the gun and
the parrot cage,
M'Arthur Declines Bid
To Testify On Arms Bill
TOKYO, Aug. 12. (Gener
al MacArthur today declined a
Senate invitation to return to
Washington and testify on th?
foreign arms aid bill.
The occupation commander In
a statement gave these two main
1. He's needed In Tokyo "dur
ing this moment of critical events
in the far east."
2. The testimony wanted from
him concerns China, "which has
never been within the area of
my command responsibility."
On top of that, MacArthur said
that "my specific views with
respect to the strategic potentiali
ties of the area embracing mv
Far East command are fully on
file with the department of the
and Russell Wall attempted to
enter the house but were greet
ed by a barrage of beer bottles,
Iron bars, bricks and various
kitchen utensils.
Five tear gas shells fired into
the house had no effect.
Officers Held at Bay
Finally after a sharp scuffle
the denutles managed to remov
the woman's body outside, but
were unable to subdue Davis who
threatened them with a long
iron bar.
Five carloads of officers ar
rived at this time and Davis bar
ricaded himself within the house,
shouting obscenities and daring
"you S. O. B.'s" to come In.
Throughout It all, Davie ap
peared amazingly unaffected by
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Advancee to highest rank.
Depression Could
Follow Steel Pay
Boost, Warning
NEW YORK, Aug. 12.-UP)
The chairman of the American
Management association told pre
sidential lact-tinders today that
II steelworkers win their pav
demands it could plunge the U. S.
Into a depression.
John M. Hancock, appearing In
oenau oi ine steel industry, said
that any wage Increases granted
tne C1U united Steelworkers is
likely to "go through the whole
economy ' and would lead - to a
national pattern of another round
of wage Increases."
He said "the issue facing the
country and this board is: does
America want more Inflation?
Can America stand more Infla
tion?" If the economy proceeds alonu
lines that "will surely cause In
flation," Hancock said it would
mean "the end of our kind of
It means a dteeu sed devalua
tion of the currency even if It
does not reach the point of creat
ing a fear of the value of all
money the ultimate result."
Philip Murray, president of the
steelworks and the CIO, arose
and commented:
'Inasmuch as Mr. Hancock's
speech is not to be entered as
an industry exhibit, I move that
it be Identified as Wall street
exhibit No. one."
The board took no action o..
Murray's proposal.
me three-man fact findlnz
board before which he appeared
was set up by the president to
avert a general steelworkers
strike last July 16. Its recom
mendations, which must be sub
mitted to the president by Aue.
30, will not be binding on either
Last week, the union, In pre
senting Its side of the case told
the board it wanted a 30 cents
an hour "package" Increase. This
would include a 12 '4 cent wage
boost plus social insurance and
Bomb Wrecks Auto Of
U. S. Embassy Official
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia. Aug.
12. JP An American embassy
official here reported that a home
made-bomb had wrecked his auto
mobile early today.
Ihe olilclal was Capt. John
Chllils, assistant air attache at
the embassy, whose home is
Lewiston, Me.
He said the automobile was un
occupied and parked In front of
his house at the time of the ex
plosio . Nobody was injured but
windows of buildings in the vicin
ity were shattered by the blast.
Suit Over Reedsport Area
Crossing Is Dismissed
SALEM, Aug. 12.-P Hold
ing that the Slate Hoghwav com
mission and the Public Utilities
commission are both part of the
state government organization
and cannot sue one another with
out consent, Marion county Cir
cuit Juilte George Duncan had
today dismissed on demurrer a
suit brought hy the highway
body. Involved was a railroad
crossing In the Reedsport area.
Woman Fined $150 On
Drunken Driving Charge
Helen Mae Isakson. 36. Rose
burg, received a fine of $150 and
a 30-day Jail sentence when she
appeared In Justice court today on
a drunker driving charge, accord
ing to Justice A. J. Geddes.
Twenty days of her sentence
were suspended.
Plan Revived
At Meeting
Of Residents
Petitions To Circulate;
Hearing On Separate
Sanitary Plan Dated
Another move to annex the
West Roseburg area to the city
was launched last night, follow.
Ing the meeting of an interested
group of persons at the Free
Methodist church.
The annexation committee,
headed by O. J. Feldkamp, has no
connection with another group
which seeks the formation of a
sanitary district in West Rose
burg, It was explained.
Petitions asking the Roseburg
city council to set the date for
an annexation election will start
circulating within a week. At the
same time, the committee is mak
ing plans to distribute pamph
lets explaining the advantages of
coming into the city and Inviting
questions about present and fu
ture property taxes In the area.
City recorder William D. Boll
man said that if sufficient signa
tures on the petitions are ob
tained the city council may date
eparate elections in West Rose
urg and other suburban areas
seeking annexation.
If suburban residents express
a desire to come into the city,
then an election may be called
In Roseburg to accept such areas.
Besides West Roseburg, other
areas considering annexation are
Millers addition and East Rose
burg. Another Election Asked
An unofficial sanitary commit
tee representing West Roseburg
last Friday asked the county
court to call an election to form
a sanitary district The court set
a public hearing ior 10 a. m.
Aug. 31.
At that time, any objections to
forming a sanitary district may
be voiced. If there are no reason
able objections, then the court
will establish the proposed boun
daries and call an election.
The West Roseburg sanitary
committee Is headed by Al
Brown. He said that forming a
district was found to be "feas
ible" in a recent survey by James
C. Howland, consulting engineer
of Corvallis. That is, property
valuations would support the cost
ol sewage Installations.
It West Roseburg voted to
form a sanitary district, It would
seek to cooperate with the North
Roseburg district In use ot a
projected - sewage treatment
plant, said Rowe. The proposed
plant may be located on the Rose
burg Veterans hispltal grounds,
More Revenue Foreseen
Members of the annexation
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Allies Squelch
Campaign Elast
Of German Foes
FRANKFURT. Germany. Aug.
12. UP) The western allies
cracked down today on both com
munists and resurgent national
ists In western Germany's fed
eral election campaign.
Ihe u. s. military government
civil division In Berlin banned
a German communist election
pamphlet depicting an American
army sergeant as a black market
British officials in Duesseldorf
seized 500,000 copies of a com
munist leaflet signed oy seven
former nazl b. b. (tllte guard)
men. It told Germans to vote
for those who work for Ger
many's freedom In building a na
tional front and attacked the
west's administration of Germany
as colonial rule.
An American military pnvern.
ment spokesman lashed out last
night at the "pronounced nation
alism" displayed in the cam
paign. He warned that opinion
abroad would not overlook "the
sudden forget fulness" by Ger
man politicians of American
The anti-allied campaigning
went on unabated, however.
Scattered violent Incidents are
marking the campaign, which
winds up Sunday. Some 31,000,
000 voters are expected to go to
the polls that day to choose a
west German parliament.
In the election, west Germans
choose a 400-member parllamnet
Ior an 11-state republic In the
U. S.. British and French zones.
This parliament then will name
a president and a prime minister
(chancellor I who will organize
the government
Collision With Train
Fatal To Motorist
THE DALLES. Aug. 12.-
James Harry Mck'ee. whose auto
mobile was tossed 80 feet in a
collision with a train, died in
hospital here yesterday. .
His widow, also injured tn the
collision Wednesday night, is ex
pected to recover. McKee, 37, was
a cafe operator here.
Lvity Fact Rant
By L F. Reizensteln
President Truman toys his
opinion of Maj. Gen. Harry H.
Vaughan, his army aid, has not
been changed by testimony
brought out in a senate com
mittee investigation of five per
centers. The general public's
opinion probably has not boon
changed either.