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A GOOD STOP-GAP
By CHARLES V. STANTON
Havinir panned the Senate, the timber access road bill
sponsored by Senator Wayne Morse is now before the
House. While Senator Morse anticipates that a crowded cal
endar may prevent final approval before recess, he expects
passage when Congress reconvenes in January.
The senator's bill would provide appropriations of $30.
000,000 annually for five years, the money to be used by the
Departments of Agriculture and Interior to construct access
roads into federally-owned timber.
Senator Morse overcame strong resistance to hii bill, and.
at the end, had support from Senators Taft and Watkins,
original objectors, and Senator Cain, who, having failed in
. securing passage of his own bill, introduced an acceptable
amendment to the Morse proposal, providing for public
hearings after 10 days' notice on any access road.
. The proposal by the Oregon senator is not, in our opinion,
the correct nor full answer to the access road problem,
but it would provide a decided improvement over existing
We believe access roads into public domain should be
taken entirely out of politics, through establishment of a
revolving road fund into which loan repayments would come
from timber sales. We will continue to have trouble with
the program as long as it savors of pork barrel.
The Morse legislation, by setting up a five-year project,
will give the affected agencies an opportunity to coordinate
their construction work for that specific number of years,
but no advance planning will be possible.
If, on the other hand, the proposal obtains congressional
approval and, prior to expiration of the five-year period, a
permanent revolving fund is established, the bill can be
the start of a long needed program in improved timber
r1 ' ' ' '
By Viahnttt S. Martin
Th Oregon Statesman, Salem, published by ex-Governor
Charles A. Sprague, said recently :
Whan aertry Krug talk about moving aoma of th
aurplua watar of th Rogu and Umpo.ua rivara t Cali
fornia, h hain't flgurad on th Wlldllf federation and tha
Icaak Walton lagu and klndrd spirits. They put up a
vfgorou fight agalnat minor diversion of Rogu river
watar for aupplamantal Irrigation In Jeekeon county. Hs'll
hav to allmb vr many daad bodies of aporta nthulaita
(Inoludlng Charlla Stanton of tho Roatburg New Ravlaw)
bafor h tapa th watar of thaio streams.
No truer words were ever spoken!
But if the present trend of government is not checked
soon, there'll be a lot of dead bodies ; for few Oetjon editors
will escape being lined up before the nearest stone wall and
shot as enemies of "enlightened liberality."
Five Oregon and Washington power companies are re
ported engaged in negotiations to buy electricity from Brit
ish Columbia. These companies are all in areas now being
supplied with public power from the Columbia river.
Public power advocates complaining about Copco's serv
ice in southern Oregon would have us believe that selling
out private enterprise is the answer to our power problems.
But while these Oregon and Washington concerns are
negotiating for excess power from British Columbia to
serve an area still short in supply, despite both private
and public efforts, Copco expects to bring its 1 jcal shortage
to an end before the close of this year.
By Harris Ellsworth
Congressman. 4th District of Oregon
One hot Sunday In June we
drove along th Umpqua to the
coait. It waa when the heavenly
blue of the wild lilac, the bright
yellow of the broom, the purple
of th lupine and vetch, and the
snowy thlmbl e-berry blossoms
were at their loveliest.
But after we passed Reedsport
w were shaded from the bril
liant sun by a blanketing fog that
came rolling In over the bluff
where the light stands. By the
time we reached the light, our
objective, we couldn't aee, could
only hear the waves lapping at
the sand. And thinly dressed for
the 'hot day,' we now shivered
In the chilling wet fog and wind.
George Stapp, a young seaman,
was detailed to guide us. He was
from Georgia. After a few ques
tions about the light we turned
our Interest to Seaman Stapp.
Yes, he liked the coast guard
here, but he would prefer ship.
He liked ships. ... We told him
about another lad In blues who
liked ships, too. We asked him to
visit us, and promised to include
black-eyed peas for dinner. . . .
When I reached home I wrote
the coast guard for the Informa
tion about the Light. Today a
four-page "History of the Ump
qua River Light" came not
double-spaced, either! with a let
ter explaining that the "history
was written especially for you
from National Archivea records.
By order of the commandant."
(We thank S. F. Gray, captain,
USCG, and also J. N. Ashbrook
who wrote the letter, and, for all
we know, maybe the history, too.
If ever I have the opportunity I
shall visit the National Archives
but that's another story.) .
The first page tells of the ear
lier lighthouse, built In 1856. and
the light first put in use In 1857.
But alas, a severe storm in Octo
ber, 1863, (no, of course, the
USCG didn't say 'alas'!), washed
away part of the foundation. The
lens was removed, but before the
lantern could be taken down the
structure began to totter, and !
soon fell, leaving only a land
mark of ruins at the mouth of
the Umpqua river.
(To be continued In tomorrow's
TV A INDEX LOWEST
(The Bend Bulletin)
One of the main arguments In
recent use by administration
spokesmen for a Columbia valley
authority has been that the north
west needs It to provide electric
power, Ahirh will provide em
ployment, which will pro
vide prosperity. In all of these
things, the valley authoritv boys
would have us believe, the Pacific
northwest It sadly deficient. Thev
would have us believe, too, that
only through a C'VA can these
things come to us.
They make us very weary. The
Pacific northwest, it so happens.
Is a part of the Pacific coast,
one of the most prosperous sec
tions of the country. Federal tax
figures tell the story. Here the
average family pavment to the
U.S. treasury Is $1,047. This is an
index of ability to pay, for much
of federal taxation is keyed on
size of Income la sliding scale
for this), on purchase of luxuries
and on amusements, the volume
of which is in close relation to
standards of living. Onlv In the
east north central group of
states, where federal taxation av
erases $1.3.18 a family, and In the
middle Atlantic states. S1.5.W Is
the Pacific average exceeded.
In comparison, the states
which comprise the greater part
of the TV A model for the Colum
bia valley authority, have the
lowest average federal lax in the
whole United States. In these
TVA states the payment per fam
ily is $5-'5. slightly more than
half the average lh the Pacific
So that Is the kind of prosperity
that vallev authorities bring. Nn't
very tempting, is It? The north
west, it seems to us, can do nice
ly without one.
Washington Lr. Gevtrnor Facts Incomt Tax Lltn
SEATTLE, Aug. 12 (.T I.t.
Gov. Victor Meyers say a $5,379
Income tax lien now on file
against him results from an in
terpretation of tax laws regard
ing profits from a Tacoma hnu
The lien has been tiled by the
bureau of internal revenue.
Government agents said h
owes unpaid taxes cn 1943, 1944
and 1945 incomes.
Mevers said the taxes involved
a 300-home building project in
Tacoma when he waa president
of the Western Development
company, with which his bro'her
also waa associated.
"We weren't paid for that
lob until 1945," he said, "and
then we were taxed on all our
earnings in that one year."
Meyers said he thought the
taxes on profit should have been
Prorated back over previous
years, but that the bureau had
"I ll have to pay It." he added.
"That take car of mv profit
now I'll be taking a loss.
Distorted Pictures Of American Life
Appear In Russian, Czechoslovak Press
By JAMES D. WHITE
AP Foreign News Analyst)
Some of the giddier Ideas abroad about America are being hopped
up by communist propagandists.
Samples: A recent Moscow cartoon shows an American football
game so violent that the referee operates In an armored car among
player and fans armed with guns and clubs. A recent article in
"Rude Pravo." the official communist newspaper in Prague, Czecho
slovakia, depicts America as a place where sitting on flagpoles Is
According to AP's Prague cor
rosnnnrienl. Richard Kasischke,
Rude Pravo's argument runs like
this: America Is so full of con
tradictions and frustrations that
one out of thirty Americans blows
his top and climbs a flagpole or
does something equally odd to
get awav from It all.
"Apparently," says Rude Pra
vo, "it is really hard for an aver
age American today to keep his
mental balance. Some of them
they are called pole-sl iters sit
on high poles and try to keep
their perch there as long as pos
sible. Pictures are made of them
and newspapers write front page
stories zbout them.
"Then. soap, soft-drink and
soup manufacturers ask them to
endorse their products. Holly
wood companies offer them
screen tests. Political corres
pondents ask their opinions on
the International situation. . ."
Rude Pravo shows it's abreast
of developments by reporting
that Chicago "used to be" fa
mous for its gangsters. But it
says Chicago recently announced
that during a single vear more
than 2.01V) Bibles had been stolen
"from the luxurious Palmer
Rude Pravo then criticizes,
dead pan, the American press for
not telling the truth about Cze
choslovakia. While the American press isn't
exactly troubled by an Inferiority
complex, at the same time it
doesn't claim to be perfect. Some
of it may have done wrong by
Czechoslovakia, but the plctuie
could scarcely have been as dis
torted as Rude Pravo's own blow
up of past or present American
halMrulhs presented as the
whole truth about America.
We have our goofv element,
and t once heard a very sober
economist (a loval Republican,
by the way) argue seriously that
New Freight Rate
Hike Of 4 Perct.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. (.V)
The Interstate Commerce com
mission Thursday authorized an
other general four per cent In
crease in railroad freight rates.
The action was taken in a final
ruling on the railroads' applica
tion of last fall for a new 13 per
cent Increase In rates, requested
largely on the basis of higher
wages In the rail industry.
On the railroads' plea that they
were confronted with an emer-.
gency situation In relation to in
crease operating costs, the ICC
late in December permitted an
interim rate increase of about 5.2
per cent, to be collected while the
case was still in hearing.
Thursday's order provides for
roughly an additional 4 per cent
above the Interim authorizations.
The new freight rate advance
may be made effective on 15 days'
notice to the public by the car
riers. The commission stipulated that
the new advance will not apply
to Iron ore handled at the head of
the Great Lakes, nor to the pro
tective services such as refrigera
tion, provided bv the railroads.
The ICC further held that in
applying the percentage increases.
tne additional charges must be
held to specified maximums on a
limited number of commodities.
Thus, the additional charges on
the movement of fresh fruits,
vegetables and melons may not
exceed nine cents per 100 pounds,
the advances on sugar and lumber
may not go above six cents per
The maximum Increase on coal,
coke, and Iron ore will be 35 cents
per ton and on lignite 18 cents
The commission announced that
domestic water carriers and
freight forwarders those en
gaged in assembling small quan
tity freight for carload shipment
may apply the same rate ad
vance to their services.
On Vets' Bonus
The State of Illinois. Michigan
and Rhode Island have extended
deadlines for applying for World
War II veterans' bonuses, the Or
egon Department of Veterans' Af
fairs reported this week.
The Illinois bonus deadline,
originally scheduled for June 30
of this year, has been extended
to June 30, 1951. In Michigan the
deadline was set ahead two years
to March 18, 1951. The Rhode Is
land bonus expired June 30, 19-17,
but recent legislative action re
vived It to give applicants until
Oct. 31, 1949, to file. Bonus pay
ments of the three states pro
ILLINOIS Pays $10 per month
domestic duty. $15 per month for
eign duty. $50 minimum pay
ment, for 60 days or more of
active dutv between Sept. 16.
1940, and Sept. 2, 1945, ii veteran
was Illinois resident at time nl
entering service. If veteran died
of service connected causes
while on active dutv between
those dates, eligible survivor re
ceives $900. Dea'h otherwise en
titles survivor to amount veteran
would receive if alive. Apply to
Service Recognition Board, 321
W. Adams St., Springfield. 111.
MICHIGAN Pays $10 per
month domestic duty. $15 per
month foreign iuty, $500 maxi
mum payment, for 61 days or
more of active dutv between
Sept. 16, 1940, and June 30, 1946,
if veteran was Michigan resident
for at least six months imme
diately prior to entering service.
Eligible survivors, including
spouse, children, or dependent
parents or dependent brothers
or aistera, entitled to $500 maxi
mum if veteran died of servk-e
connected causes, otherwise
amount veteran would receive U
alive. Apply to Adjutant General,
Bonus Section, Lansing 1, Mich.
RHODE ISLAND Pays $-'00
for any active service in '.lie arm
ed forces between Sept. 16, 1940,
and Sept. 2, 1945, or for any serv
ice In the merchant marine oe
tween Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 2,
1945, if applicant was Rhode Is
land resident for at least six
months Immediately prior to
service. The $200 paid to depend
ents in case of death. Apply to
Veterans Bonus Board. State
Home, Providence 2. R. I.
In the Day's News
(Continued From Page One)
one of the basic liberties is the
freedom to make a fool of your
self If you don't hurt somebody
else In the process. Maybe very
few Americans can sav honestly
that they never swiped a towel.
Very few of us even want to be
supermen, much less think we
But the communists are work
ing on a mean little quirk in peo
ple everywhere, including our
selves. That's their prejudice about
others, their acceptance of ev
erything that supports the prej
udice, and their disinterest in
anything that might upset the
The great demand abroad is or
the freakish in American life.
Coot Bay Pastor Will
Sptak At Baptist Church
Rev. Cecil Brown, now pastor
at Coos Bay and a former Chaplin.
will speak Sunday night at 8 at j
tne ru-st Baptist Church of Rose
burg. Rev. Mr. Brown had an un
usual career In the army. He
started what came to be known
as "Brown university," while he
was 'chaplain at Camp Adair at
Corvallis. This was a work among
men from the Ozarks in Arkansas,
who in many - t.mcvs could
neither read nor write.
Mr. Brown went overseas with
his men and spent more than two
years In the thick of battle In the
Southwest Pacific. He was cited
for his outstanding work.
Mr. Brown's Iodic Sundav night
w ill he "When Man Tries' to Be
New Attack Opened On
PORTLAND, Aug. 12. ITV
Mayor Dorothy Lee. whose meas
ure to ban all punchboards in
Portland was defeated in the citv
council Wednesday, tried a flank
She Introduced another antl
ounchboard ordinance without
the emergency clause of the first
one. The ordinance will come up
for final vote Aug. 25, when an
other city commissioner, absent
yesterday, will be on hand.
Simultaneously she and Com
missioner Ormand R. Bean order
ed all punchboards to be inspected
at the city hall. Only the strictly
leeal atiestion-an,i.anu-pr tv-ru.
w ill be permitted to operate.
Navy Secretary Will
Address Oregon Demos
PORTLAND. Aug. 12.-JTV
Navy Secretary Francis P. Mat
thews will address a Democratic
party picnic here Sunday.
James Goodsell. secretary of
the Democratic ruii-iv nf iwann
said Matthews will outline the
administration's view on the CVA.
State Treasurer Walter J. Pear
son w ill be master of ceremonies
and State Sen. Austin F. Flcgel
Matthews also will attend the
national Knights of Columbus
convention which opens here next
D. Of M. ASSN. TO MEET
Degree of Honor Protection as
sociation will meet at 8 o'clock
Friday evening in the Knights
Of PYlhlas hall for a mivii- ruiai.
Electric Wire Kills
Deer, Starts Woods Fire
El'GEN'E, Aug. 12-(.PiThe
forest patrol at Marcnla reports
an unusual accident w hich started
a small forest fire Tuesday eve
ning. High winds had caused a length
of electric wire to dangle about
three feet from the ground. A
deer attempted to Jump the wire,
was killed by the contact which
also started the blaze. The fire
was put out with little damage.
Britain's national health scheme.
One of his first statements to
"I understand I can obtain
health treatment free here and
He added that he has a stom
ach ailment and has been In poor
health since away back in 1944,
when he was operated on.
He was obviously interested in
the fact that under the British
health plan VISITORS as well as
residents are entitled to medical
THIS is the point, as I see it: !
Doctoring and medicine FOR
FREE appeal to the big boss of a
1 56-room castle as much as to you
1 and me. We all like the things
that come without cost.
I (And after we get 'em we all
yell bloody murder about our
WE keep learning new things
about this British health plan,
j (The Scotch dentist who earns
; $100,000 a year carpentering peo
ple's teeth and sending the bills
to the government, for example.)
The latest thriller concerns
j wigs and toupees. It seems that
these aids to the hairless are fur
nished for free, along with false
teeth, spectacles (including mono
cles), stomach ache r medics and
operations. I was reading a piece
about it the other night, and what
impressed me most was the stag-
! gering price of thtse coverings
j for bare domes. I can't remember
i the exact figure, but it ran up
into the upper brackets.
a a a
WHAT the British want to do, of
course, is their business. If
i they want to cover up all the bald
heads In the United Kingdom
j there isn't much that we can do
' about it, even if it is our dollars
that ate paying a part of the
: bill. As one American taxpayer,
I'm griped with this business of
free toupees, which have always
seemed to me to be a total waste
I. myself, can recognize a toupee
as far as 1 can see it with a spy
glass, and I suspect that you can
i too. When I spend money I like
to get something for it. I've
i always said to myself that w hen
i I get completely bald I'm darned
i if I'm going to spend good hard
1 cash for a phony that a year-old
I child can spot a block away.
But. w hen we follow the British
1 and start giving the things away,
i I suppose 1 may change my mind.
even on that point. Nothing can
be more demoralizing than some
thing .hat is GIVEN to you.
Gerry Ltroy Irvln, " "T
Azalea Youth, Passes
Gerry Leroy Irvtn, 17, of Azalea,
died of a sudden illness at the
Myrtle Creek hospital Wednesday
He was born in Olvmpia. Wash.,
May 22. 1932, to Mr. and Mrs.
Delbert Irvin. His parents sur
vive. The family had moved to
Azalea about two months ago.
The body will be taken to Elma,
Wash., for services and interment.
Arrangements are in care of the
Roseburg Funeral home.
If yu da net rclv
your Nws-Rvlw by
t;1S P.M. call Harold
Mjblry bafor T P.M.
IS I recail the figures, some
A 2500 Britishers have been
equipped with w igs by their kindly
government and some 5O00 more
' are lined up waiting for them.
I Another thought:
I'm sure Hoover would be
against free toupees.
That's one of the reasons I
I admire him.
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