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WHO DOES WHAT
' it It jil
GENE PRINCEN, electrician, if busily engaged at the fair
grounds where he is employed by Industrial Electric service. This
firm has charge of lighting installations for the many new build
ings which have been erected there and for special lighting ar
rangements for the race track. Cene and Mrs. Princen live on
on Tipton road in Oakes addition.
RECORD DIVE HIS AIM
Marine Explorer, In
Special Sphere Plans
Descent Of 6,000 Feet
SMUGGLER'S COVE, Calif., Aug. 13. UB Man and tcience
were ready today for a dramatic attempt to conquer the crushing
pressure of ocean water more than a mile deep.
If all goes well, by nightfall Otis Barton, 48, of Boston, Harvard
trained marine explorer, will be the first human In history to have
peered Into the Icy depths 6,000 felt down, where unknown, pre
sumably weird creatures live and sunlight never penetrates.
The location for this colossal
dunking venture is near this cove
on the southeast shore of Santa
Cruz Island, 25 miles south of
Barton In this world record
dive attempt hoped to open a new
front-tier of scientific exploration
studies of possible food and oil
resources In the ocean depths,
underwent vegetation, Informa
tion for military usage, charting
of the ocean floor's mountains,
valleys and canyons.
He expected to encounter Ice
water at 4,000 feet and equipped
himself with woolen clothing and
The vehicle for his descent
is a cast steel sphere, 571 inches
in diameter weighing 7.000
pounds, lowered by a 5'8-inch
steel cable by a crane from a
100-foot steel barge. Its shell is
1J inches thick at the thinnest
point. It has a 15-inch door and
two windows of fused quartz 3
inches thick, one 5J inches
across, the other 23 inches in
diameter. Seals around these ap-
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In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
EX-PRESIDENT Hoover, ad
dressing the nation in Palo
Alto, warns us soberly that our
present government spending
policies. If unchecked, will rob
posterity of its Inheritance.
THAT is to say:
The present adult generation
Isn't so directly threatened. So far
as it is concerned, there will be
enough to go around. Our na
tional credit was immense to be
gin with, and is still comparativt
ly good. We can STILL borrow
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REMINDERS TO BE SENT
Pledged Sums 2 Percent
Hospital Assn. Figures
Approximately two percent of the accounts pledged the Douglas
Community hospital have not been paid, according to Hospital
Manager Alvln Knauss.
He reported action at a recent board meeting included a decision
to review each pledge account from a monthly report, with reminder
notices to be mailed to back pledges.
Board members were advised
that no word yet has been re- Knauss said that In order to
ceived as to the exact date of I keep the public better informed
final acceptance on the blue I of the latest developments in the
rjrint nlaiu .ind eouinment list. '. nmnnwwt mmmiinitv hncnltnl a
These have been delivered to the, ;
u-pai iiiit-iu 01 ntMiin uuntrs in win ue invitee 10 auena an xu
Portland. ! ture board meetings.
An unexpected delay in final ! Knauss said the Douglas Corn
approval of the plans has been munity hospital should soon be
caused by the addition of com- come a reality rather than a
plete laundry facilities, composed , wish, with planning and selec-
of an all automatic, electric driv
, en unit manufactured by the
American Laundry company. A
proposed insurance program for
the hospital also was a topic
Loring W. Jordan
Dies Here After
Loring Wesley Jordan, 68, at
torney of Grand Junction, Colo.,
died Friday at Mercy hospital
after being stricken two days
before with a heart attack.
A former resident of Roseburg,
Jordan and his wife were visit
ing his brother, Mark Jordan, op
erator of Jordan's market here,
on a vacation trip.
Jordan was born July 9, 1881,
in Pleasantville, la. He came to
Roseburg in 1926 and was a
merchant here until 1939, when
he moved to Grand Junction to
enter the practice of law.
Surviving are his widow. Myr
tle; one son, Wayne Jordan, Roy,
Utah; one daughter, Mrs. Bar
bara McCullough, Haines, Ore,
one granddaughter; a sister, Mrs.
I. G. Williams, Des Moines, la.,
and his brother, Mark.
He was a member of the Chris
tian church. Laurel lodge No. 13,
A. F. and A. M., Scottish Rite,
and Shriners. He was a past
patron of the Eastern Star.
The body will be shipped by
the Roseburg Funeral home to
Grand Junction for funeral serv
ices and interment.
Sheriff Carter Leaves
For Parole Violator
Sheriff O. T. "Bud" Carter left
Saturday for Yakima, Wash ,
where he will pick up John Dar
rell Browning, wanted here for
parole violation. Browning is now
being detained by Yakima police
While enroute to Yakima, Sher
iff Carter will deliver two men
to the Oregon State penitentiary
at Salem. He gave their names
as Roy Miller, sentenced to one
year for larceny In a dwelling
house; and Stanley John Silanow
ski, sentenced for a year for larc
eny in an automobile.
member of the News-Review staff j
tion of equipment now In the
"Everything is being done to
give the people of this communi
ty their new hospital in a grand
spring opening, Knauss said.
Housing Units For
Fair and warmer today and
Sunset today 7:1 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 1:17 a. m.
Illness Hits Ex-President
Aid Given At
Internal Disorder Not
Serious Enough To Halt
Trip Back To New York
OGDEN. Utah, Aug. 13. CW
Former President Herbert Hoover
was stricken with an internal dis
order aboard a train early today
but after medical examination
continued his trip to New York.
I he dispatcher for the Southern 1
Pacific railroad said the company ,
physician examined the former
president, and decided that the
disorders was not serious enough I
to require hospitalization. I
Mr. Hoover was aboard the j
streamliner, "City of San Fran-
Cisco,'" transferring here from
Southern Pacific to Union Pacific
tracks to continue the eastbound
Mr. Hoover was en route east
after celebrating at his former
California home his 75th birthday
anniversary last Wednesday.
rne train was halted lor 30
minutes earlier this morning at
Elko, Nev., where Dr. Dale Had
field examined the former presi
dent, then advised him to continue
on to Ogden. Dr. Hatfield gave
Mr. Hoover emergency treatment
but said immediate hospitalization
was not necessary.
On the basis of his examination,
Southern Pacific officials had an
ambulance here to mee the train.
Passes 75th Birthday
The nation's only living ex
president observed hit 75th birth
day last Wednesday. A warm
hearted rally at Stanford univer
sity, in Palo Alto, Calif., marked
Mr. Hoover received hundreds
of tributes, from all over the
world, Including one from Presi
The former president made a
30-minute speech In which he
warned the nation that, unless it
halts its spending policies, pos
terity may be robbed of its in
heritance. He charged that the United
States "is blissfully driving down
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PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 13. UP)
A former Catholic priest and a
divorcee will be married here
tonight, by a judge of the Jewisn
Emmett J. McLoughlln, who re
signed from the Franciscan order
eight months ago, will wed Miss
Mary Davis. Both are from Phoe
nix. The ceremony will be perform
ed by Superior Court Judge
McLoughlin is the superintend
ent ami one of the founders of
St. Monica's hospital here. His
efforts while still in the priest
hood were largely responsible for
making the institution possible.
It was erected as a charity or
ganization in a poor district of
Miss Davis, 34, Is a former
medical record librarian at St.
Monica's. She resigned two
months ago after divulging plans
for the forthcoming marriage.
This will be her third marriage.
MeLoughlln's resignation from
the priesthood came as the re
sult of a church directive to re
linquish his hospital post for
McLoughlln, who had come to
be known as the "poor man's
padre" said he could not leave his
Eire Loses In Effort To
Get Action On Partition
By JOSEPH E. DYNAN '
STRASBOURG, France, Aug.
13 UP) By an overwhelming
show of hands, the Council ol
Europe's Assembly today rejected
Ireland's attempt to call up the
Irish partition problem for de
bate. - Ireland had sought to have the
newly-created assembly take a
hand in its long-standing demands
for union of northern Ireland
with the 26-county republic to
Strong opposition to the con
traversal proposal came from
most British delegates to the 101
member assembly. Since 1921 the
six counties of northern Ireland
have been part of the United
Kingdom, along with England,
Scotland and Wales.
Estimated Damage In
Ecuadorian Quake Upped
QUITO, Equador. Aug. 13. UP)
President Laxso says latest re
ports on Ecuador's Aug. 5 earth
quake have boosted the estimated
property damage to S67.500.000
and the number of dead it more
More than 100.000 persons were
left homeless by the disaster.
BEST HUSBANDS FAT
BUFFALO, N. Y.. Aug. 13. UP)
Fat men make the best husbands,
and school teachers the best
That' the word from the di
rector of the National Institute
for Human Relations.
Dr. James F. Bender of New
York City declared at the ses
sion convocation of Buffalo State
Teachers college yesterday:
"The fat man is the least likely
to want a divorce. He is a tendeV
and faithful lover and he is more
easily pursuaded to wash the
dishes and get up at night to look
at the baby."
Bender, who thinks he's the
"roly-poly type" himself, had this
to say to maritally inclined gen
tlemen: "School teachers love children
and they make good mothers. . .
Teachers are well adjusted per
sonalities as a rule and are less
Inclined to be neurotic than the
average American woman."
Furthermore, he said when a
woman has been giving class
room lectures all day long, she
returns home at night too tired
to talk. This is "sheer heaven"
to most married males.
Of Warm Dispute
PORTLAND, Aug. 13 UP)
Park and sanitation officials ar
gued hotly today over the condi
tion of Laurelhurst Park.
They agreed on only one thing:
it's the rats.
That is, the rats thrive on what
ever condition Laurelhurst park
Frank D. Cramphin, Inspector
of the division of food and sani
tation, said the park "is a cess
pool with, a decorative lighting
The lake there, he added, "!s
one of the consistency of sew
age." This drew outraged criea from
the park officials, who insisted
the lake was fed by fresh water,
had an adequate drainage outlet
and was cleaned regularly. They
insisted there was no chance for
sewage to get into the water,
Cramphin recommended, nev
ertheless, that the lake be con
demned and drained. Only in this
way could the number of rats
there be controlled, he said.
Park officials admitted there
were plenty of rats. They added
that there also were too many
at the city zoo. Both places have
the problem of rats thriving on
the food visitors throw away,
Margaret Mitchell Shows
Signs Of Recovering
ATLANTA, Aug. 13. UP) A
hospital bulletin today noted that
Margaret Mitchell, wrote of a lost
cause in "Gone With the Wind."
was showing signs of winning
During the night, the hospital
reported. Miss Mitchell aroused
momentarily from the semi-coma
into which she lapsed after be
ing struck by a speeding car
She was able to ask for and
drink a glass of water and ob
serve that she "hurt all over,"
before relapsing into unconscious
ness. Meanwhile, a nation heartened
by her tale of great courage was
sending along its wishes for a
speedy recovery. Like hundreds
of others who found the iron gal
lantry of that civil war romance
to their liking, President Tru
man wired, "hope you are bet
Personnel Changes Made
In State Forestry Work
Among changes in office and
field personnel of the State De
partment of Forestry, announced
Friday by Assistant Forester
George Spaur, are:
Norman R. McDowell, assigned
to Douglas Forest Protective av
sociation, Roseburg, as technical
assistant; Eugene R. Mannock,
advanced to forester III and
transferred to Roseburg.
The Douglas Forest Protective
association said today that Mc
Dowell has been here a number
of weeks. His position is that
which Daryl Storm, now an in
spector for Western Lane Forest
Protective association, filled last
Mannock Is now stationed at
Cottage Grove. It was not known
here when hi transfer to Rose
burg would become effective.
Sheriff Elliott Recall
Petitions 3rd Completed
PORTLAND, Aug. 13. 'Pi
The campaign to recall Sheriff
M. L. Elliott was nearly a third
of the way along today.
The capaign committee report
ed 9.997 signatures have been tiled
with the county court. A total
of 30.528 signatures must be in by
Oct. 11 to authorize a recall elec-
OREGON SATURDAY, AUG.
Homes Of Two
Shots Reply To Attack
In Area Of Birmingham
Zoned For White Persons
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Aue. 13.
UP) Dynamite blasts rocked the
nomes of two Negro ministers
early today in an area zoned
tor wnites. A group of Negroes
fired several shots at the dyna
miters' auto, apparently without
Eighteen Negroes In the two
houses narrowly escaped death
scores of Negroes In anerv
mood gathered in the area im
mediately and squads of police
deployed to keep traffic moving.
One Negro was arrested. The
arresting officer said lie refused
to move on when ordered.
The Negro. Horace Moore. 32.
was taken to the city jail, where
ne was cooked on charges ot
resisting arrest and refusing to
obey an officer.
The crowd later dispersed with
out further Incident. Throngs of
tne curious jammed the area,
Detective Cant. C. L. Pierce
said all city detectives were as
sighed to the case. The depart
ment includes approximately 49
Most of the windows In the
houses were blown out. Neither
sustained any major damage.
uiner Blasts Recalled
The houses are onlv a half
block from three others that were
heavily damaged by blasts the
night of March 24. These other
houses had been bought by Ne
groes for occupancy. They wer
vacant at the time.
Residents of the houses aaid
the dynamite was hurled by an
unmasked white man who leaped
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Contest Filed On
Roy Stearns Will
A complaint, contesting the
will of the late Roy Stearns, has
been filed In circuit court by his
former nurse and housekeeper,
Named as defendants In the
complaint are Paul E. Geddcs. as
executor of the estate, and
George P., and Lyda Hinsdale.
The plaintiff contends that she
became employed as cook, house
keeper and nurse for Stearns in
July, 1934, with the understand
ing that she would be named as
sole heir of Stearns' $40,000 es
tate upon his death.
Stearns died in February of
this year and, according to the
complaint, a legal instrument
"purporting to be the last will
and testament" of Roy Stearns
was entered into probate. This
names George and Lyda Hinsdale
as sole heirs, with the power to
make such settlement for ' the
plaintiff as they see fit.
The plaintiff asks that she be
decreed owner ot all real and
personal property of the de
ceased, subject only, to valid
claims against the estate and ad
Harold C . Mathey Fined
For Drunken Driving
Harold Carl Mathev. Roseburg,
entered a plea of guilty in muni
cipal court this morning on a
charge of driving while under
the influence ot intoxicating liq
uor, Judge Ira B. Riddle reported.
Judge Riddle said the man re
ceived a $100 fine and a 30-day
suspended sentence. In addition,
his driver's license was suspend
ed for one year.
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'DREAM HOUSr IS A NICHTMARE The "dream house"
(above) that Albert Birnbaum end hit wife, Edna, won with
50-cent reffle ticket auicklv turned into a niahtmare. Thev won
only the home, not the lot on which it ttendt in the heart of New
York City. Being apartment dwellers, they have no lot en which
to move it. This, added to income taxes and the $1,800 it will
cost to move th home, cuid th Birnbeumt ta twtar off fu
ture purchaiet of lottery tickett.
Hoover On Train
IOY SUES Mrs. Francas Farih
holds har son, Ronald, now five
yaart old, who it suing in th
Stat Supreme court in Nw
York City (or annulment of his
parents' divorce. Th petition
claims 1945 Rno divorce ob
tained by his mother and guar
dian it not valid btcauia th
wat not a bona fid riidnt of
Nevada. Th boy alio aikl
$50,000 damages, claiming hit
father, Henry Ftrah, a fabrict
hit financial position in the di
vorce agreement. The action
wat started by the mother on
behalf of her ton. (AP Wire
photo) Bad Check Trail
Of Youth Ends In
Jail At Albany
ALBANY. Aug. 13. 0B A 19-
year-old Washington youth wa
held in Jail nere today, accused
of passing dozens of bad checks
in nine Willamette valley and
constat cities in Oregon.
George Miller, deputy sheriff.
Identified him as Ted Norman
Drake, Hamilton, Wash., and said
the youth had admitted the crime.
Miller estimated the crteck total
was between $1,000 and $2,000.
He said Drake told him his
check writing machines were
taken from the Cefir Lumber
company at Alsea and the San
Uam Lumber company at Leban
on In June. Three hundred blank
checks also were taken.
Miller said Drake used names
obtained from letterheads he
found in company offices, and
passed checks in Salem, Albany,
Lebanon, Sweet Home, Corvallis,
Eugene, Toledo, Newport and Til
Miller said Drake also ad
mitted robbing a grocery store
of $200 at Foster, four milet
east of Sweet Home, and of tak
ing $70 from the Santiam Lum
Auto Kills Boy Watching
PORTLAND. Aug. 13. UP)
Jerry Dwayn Nlmltz, 5, route 2,
Gresham, wat killed near Sandy
yesterday by an automobile that
left the Mt. Hood loop nignway.
The driver, James Skilling,
Portland, was charged with negli
gent homicide. Bond was set at
$.1000. Police said Skilllngs told
them he lost control of the car
when he tried to avoid a dog that
ran on o the road.
The boy was standing near the
road watching a bulldozer at
work. With him wat Harlan West
by, Bolhel, Wash., who was hos
pitalized here with a broken leg
and an Injured shoulder.
Nothing Improper, Aide
Of Truman Says, Anent
Five Percenter Inquiry
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. UP)
maj. lien. Marry n. vaugnan
said today that home freezera
sent to him and other Washing
ton notables were simply gifts
from two old friends and there
was nothing improper about "this
The story about shipments of
deep freeze units to Vaughan,
Mrs. Harry S. Truman, Chief
Justice Vinson and others was
brought out in connection with
the senate's invettigation of five
Vaughan Issued a statement at
the White House saying "the sim
ple explanation of the entire mat
ter" la that two old 'riends of his.
Harry Hoffman and David Ben
nett' desired to extend thlt
courtesy to me as a friend, and I
in turn marie gifts of these units
to certain friends of mine."
Vaughan, who Is President Tru
man's military aide, said:
Because some Inference or Im
plication U present that there was
some Impropriety In this connec
tion, I believe that I should make
a statement at this time to that
it will be absolutely clear that
there waa nothing improper in
any manner regarding the gifts
oi inese units.
He said Hoffman a Milwau
kee, Wis., advertising man told
him in 1945 that he could get hold
of tome deep freeze unlta that had
no commercial market value, as
they were experimental models.
"At that time 1 informed him
that I would like to have him send
one to. ma and on to the -White
House In Washington for the
luncn room used oy members of
"Also, I asked him to send one
to the little White House in In
dependence, Mo., and to send
other units to Mr. Fred Vinson,
Mr. John Snyder, Mr. James K.
Vardaman and Mr. Matthew J.
Snyder It secretary of the treas
ury, Vardaman is former naval
aide to the president and now fed-
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Freight Rates Hike Held
Injury To Northwest
SPOKANE. Aug. 13. UP) Pa
cific northwest Industries will be
hurt by the 5 per cent freight
rate Increase granted western
railroads, sayi James A. Ford,
managing secretary of the Spo
kane Chamber of Commerce.
He aserted yesterday that the
rates In this area are "already
too high" and the west is at a
competitive disadvantage with
the east on freight charges.
Ford listed the apple, wheat,
pine manufacturing, aluminum
and frozen food Industries as
those which will be hardest hit.
Permission to raise the rates
was given the railroads Thursday
by the Interstate Commerce com
mission. The railroads announced today
that Increase will be effective
Store Robbed 15 Times;
Gadgets Rout Teen-Agers
HOUSTON, Aug. 13. UP)
John McMillan decided it was
too much after his drive-In stores
had been robbed the 15th time
He riRged up an electric eye
alarm system which trips fog
horns, whistles, sirens and flash
Toward dawn, the gadgets start
ed sounding off. Two teen-aged
boys had tried to pry open a
door. R. R. Urban, who lives near
by, wan awakened. He said the
boys seemed ready for strait
Jackets In their haste to get
away. He told police they ran
ip circles before getting into their
car and taking off.
Police are developing the films
to see what the thugs look like.
Soviet Soldiers Desert
To Western Germany
MUNICH, Germany, Ai'g. 13.
UP) About 5,000 Soviet officers
and soldiers desert the Soviet
army of occupation monthly and
flee to the western zones of Ger
many, the Munich Abend Zei
tung declared today.
It quoted a Russian who said
he deserted the Russian army
several months ago alter serving
as a lieutenant colonel.
U. S. Intelligence officers said
they were unable to confirm the
MfcW VATICAN RULING
VATICAN CITY, Aug. 13. P
A Vatican source said today mili
tant communists may not serve
as godfathers at Roman Catholic
baptismal services under the July
City Council To Bo Asked
To Apply To Housing
Agency For 100 Units
Request that the lty council
petition the Housing Authority
ot Douglas county, to apply to
the federal government for "at
least 100 housing units" for this
community, will be made Monday
by the Roseburg Central Labor
council. H. L. Scofield, executive di
rector of the housing authority,
said he had received a copy of
the letter which may be read at
Monday's city council meeting, .
from Eldon T. Ogle, secretary of
the Roseburg Central Labor
"We take this action," Ogle's
letter says, "on being Informed
that there Is no expense to the
community In having these '
houses constructed, and the hous
ing authority has stated that it
will contract to your body to pay
10 per cent of their base rentals
In lieu of taxes."
Need Pointed Out
Scofield said there if still a
need here for decent, acceptable
low-rental housing. Forty-one
trailer units operated by the
housing authority at Roseburg
have been ordered closed, but this
is because the statute of limita
tions on emergency housing
closed July 3L
The Seattle field office of the
U. S. Public Housing authority,
hat ordered that no more trailers
be rented here, and no more
cabins be rented in the housing
?roject at Scottsburg. As soon as
0 trailers are empty, they will
be declared surplus and told.
Although there were four trail
er vacancies at the beginning ot
the month, thit Is because the
trailers have deteriorated in con
dition and renters would prefer
to find other quarters before hav
ing to live in the trailers, said
The federal government is re-
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Battle Ove. Funds
Of Church Ended
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13. UP)
A court Judgment - dissolved
Christ's-Church, of the Golden
Rule here yesterday, virtually
ending four years of litigation.
Superior Judge Clarence L.
Klncaid signed the judgment on
the basis of a stipulation D re
sented by attorney Russell E. Par
son, representing Mr. and Mrs-.
Arthur L. Bell, and Asst Atty.
General Kenneth E. Lynch.
Bell once headed the group.
He also was a former director
of the controversial Mankind
Untied, once charged with sedi
tion. Parsons said the ttep cleact
the way for bankruptcy court to
turn over tome $400,000 in re
maining assets of the Golden
Rule church to Mils present
organization, ecclesiastical soci
ety of Christ's Church of the
Golden Rule. The attorney said
it operates in northern California
and southern Oregon.
A suit brought by tnen Attor
ney General Robert W. Kenny
In October. 1945, attempted to
dissolve the present church. The
complaint accused tne ueiit ot
Inducing many persons to turn
over their assets to the church
on promises of lifelong security.
A receiver was named In the
case, but shortly afterward a
petition of bankruptcy was filed
in federal court and a referee
took over the organizations as
sets, then valued at $3,000,000,
Cemetery Bars Burial Of
Dog's Ashes With Owner
OCEAN PARK. Calif., Aug. 13.
UP) - - Mrs. Dora Toulant Van
Dyke, 69, wanted her little black
Pomeranian, Toi, to be buried .
with her. She so specified in her
But her last wish was dented.
Virtually at the last minute Val
halla ct-metcry of Burbank, han
(ling the burial yesterday, re
fused to have the ashes of the dog
placed in the coffin with Mrs. Van
The administrator of her es
tate, William G. Thornbury, said
that Mrs. Van Dyke had expressed
the fear no one would properly
care fo.- her aged pet which she
had taken for dally walks along
the beach for 12 years. The dog
had been chloroformed and cre
mated after his mistress' death.
Vents Ire On Fixtures
ENTERPRISE. Aug. 13.-
Offlcials were trying to decide
what to do with an 8-year-old boy
who obviously doesn't like school.
The youngster, who lives at
Joseph, broke electric light fix
tures and clocks in the Joseph
high school building two months
ago for a total damage of $2,000.
Now he has broken a dozen
windows In the new grade school.
Levity Fact Rant
By L. F. Retzensteln
New thot stalls hove
built at th fairgrounds for race
horses, hew about urgently
I needed housing, for koseburos
new school teachers?
tne president said.