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Vast Dope Smuggling Plot Esspossd
Fair today, tonight and Sun
day except for morning eloudl
Sunset today 7:01 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow S:2S a. m.
, U. Of 0. Library
V Eugene, Oregon
TOT TAKES TRIMMING Little Edward Bennett, two-month-old
ton of Mr. and Mrs. Robart W. Bannatt, Roseburg, got hit firtt
haircut f hit waak. With hit mothar, right, ha it thown in tha
chair of barbar Jimmy Millar. Edward wat born Juna 9 with two
inchat of hair on hit need, hit mothar tayt.
County Court Splits Nine
Poling Places To Lighten
Voting; Roseburg Affected
Because of population increases and heavy registration lists In
some parts of Douglas county, the county court has divided nine
precincts. Each of these polled exceptionally heavy votes in the
last general election, and long hours were necessary to count the
ballots following the closing of the polls, it was pointed out.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
THIS to probably the biggest
question facing the countries
that are opposed to communism:
"Shall we or shall we not take
Germany Into the lodge?"
LET'S forget war hatreds, for
the moment, and take a look
at the situation from the stand
point of economics.
-Germany, for more than half a
century, was the workshop of
Europe. From her neighbors she
bought food and raw materials.
With the food she fed her indus
trial workers and out of the raw
materials she fashioned THINGS
that she sold back to her neigh
bors. Thus In Europe a healthy com
merce was created. Commerce,
please remember, is a two-way
street. It involved both buying and
S that bad?
Well, look at It this wayi In
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Into Canton Area
CANTON, Aug. 20. (M Press
reports said today the National
ists had sped strong reinforce
ments into the mountains less
than 170 miles northeast of Can
ton in an attempt to check the
Reds' southward rush.
These reports probably are
true, because large numbers of
troops have been passing through
Canton .for the north the past
The loss of Tayu, 170 miles
northeast, put the Communists
only five miles from the border
of Kwangtung province, of which
Canton is the capital as well as
the temporary haven of the gov
ernment. The Nationalists also admitted
the loss of Anjen, 250 miles north
of Canton and a key point on the
eastern flank of the Canton-Hankow
The fall of Anjen means the
Reds are bypassing the Hunan
province defense bastion of Heng
yang on the east and suggests
they are trying to cut the rail
line at Leiyang. Leiyang is 230
miles north of Canton and 70
north of the Kwangtung border. I
Seven Federal Agencies
Shifted Or Streamlined
By Hoover Recommendation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. VP Seven federal agencies were
shifted or streamlined today. That just about completes govern
ment reorganization for this year.
No more major changes are likely until 1930.
Congress and President Tru-
man,J2 "XT I
gone part of the way in carrying
out the recommendations of the
commission headed by former
President Herbert Hoover.
Robert L. L. McCormick, direc
tor of the Washington office of
rg.m-n "outfit 'crea
H . ,hti Zui- A law enacted May 26 gave the
Here is the score for 1949. 0I 5tate authority to re-
Tska Effect Today I organize the State department.
Six reorganization plans took ) Certain other proposals were
effect today technically at mid-1 made by the president including
night last night). The U. S. em-(the creation of a Department of
ployment service and certain i Welfare and the removal of pout
other functions moved Into the master appointments from poll
Labor department The Bureau of tics but Congress has either
Public Roads moved Into the Com-: killed them or made little prog.
mere department. The No. 1 rf- .ess toward enacting them at this
lidals in the Post Office depart-1 session.
the changes were
made in the Roseburg area.
Edenbower East precinct was cut
in two, with Garden Valley and
Barager read as division lines.
The portion north of Garden Val
ley roac' will be known as Eden
bower East No. 1, and the portion
to the south will be known as
Edenbower East, No. 2.
Edenbower West precinct was
also divided, the division line
being Garden Valley road from
the Southern Pacific railroad
west to Marks ranch. The line
will run thence west to the South
Umpqua river, follow the river
to the forks and up the North
Umpqua river to a point below
Winchester on the section line.
Continuing south there will be a
jog at the airport on the original
precinct line. The part lying to
the north of Garden Valley road
will be known as Edenbower
West No. 1, and the part south
will be known as Edenbower
West No. 2.
West Roseburg has been di
vided at Fairhaven avenue. The
portion between the Roseburg
city limits and Fairhaven ave
nue will be known as West Rose
hung, and:the portion wost of
i-.limaven avenue will be known
as Fairhaven precinct
Hamilton Precinct Cut
Hamilton precinct has been cut
In two, at the Southern Pacific
railroad. The territory west of
the railroad is to be known at
Hamilton precinct, and the terri
tory between Pine street and the
railroad is to be Woodward pre
cinct. Lane precinct is divided at the
South Umpqua river, the area to
the east to be known as Lane,
and the part to the west to be
called Laurelwood precinct.
South Myrtle precinct was di
vided approximately one mile
south of Myrtle Creek, the north
portion to be known as South
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Glide School Principal
Injured By Horse's Kick -
Adrian Sias, Glide, sustained
arm injuries, when t mare which
he was unloading from a trailer
kicked. Sias, attempting to pro
tect himself threw his arms up tj
cover his face as the mare struck.
Both his arms were badly bruised
at the elbow.
Sias attributed the bay's be
havior to nervousness resulting
from the 188 mile trailer trip to
Glide from Dallas. He also trans
ported five other riding horses in
his 1,650-pound four-wheeled horse
trailer, and has them pastured at
the Skip Cacy place, which he has
leased for the coming year.
Sias is in Glide to take the posi
tion of elementary school prin-
ri. Civil Service commission.
and Maritime commission got
more administrative authority.
The National Security Resources
board and National Security coun
cil became parts of the executive
office of the president.
Another law enacted June 1 had
Pst ' Undcr'
Next Week In
First Grade Entrants
Must Have Examinations;
School Schedule Listed
The first all-out attempt In
recent years to properly exam
ine youngsters entering school
for the first time will be made
Aug. 22-30 in a series of health
clinics, according to City School
Superintendent Paul S. Elliott.
The clinics, to be held at the
various grade schools in Rose
burg, are sponsored by the city
school system in conjunction with
the county health office.
According to Elliott, prospective
first graders will report to the
grade school nearest their homes
between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
Examinations will be held at
Rose school Aug. 22, Benson Aug.
24. Fullerton Aug. 26 and River
side Aug. 30. , '
Parents living In the north
end of Roseburg, in areas from
which youngsters were formerly
transported to Benson school,
have been asked to take their
children to the new Riverside
school for examination.
Parents Asked To Coma
Mrs. Dorothy Kitchen, district
health nurse, requested that 'all
youngsters be accompanied by a
parent or an older brother or
sister so that questions regarding
vaccinations and lnnoculations
may be answered.
The examinations will more
than meet the minimum require
ments set by the state legislature
in 1945. Included in the physical
checkup will be examination of
teeth, tonsils, adenoids, eyes, ears,
throat and questions regarding
immunization against communi
cable diseases. In addition, pupils
will be examined as to posture,
carriage and nourishments.
Elliot emphasized that these
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M?Mf Phone Rctcs
Dated For Hearing
Requested increased telephone
rates for the Canyonville and
Riddle areas will be the issue at
a hearing set by Public Utilities
Commissioner George H. Flagg
for Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30
a. m., at the Canyonville city hall.
On May 31 the Umpqua Val
ley Telephone company, furnish
ing communication service in
Myrtle Creek, as well as Canvon
ville. Riddle and vicinity, filed
with the commissioner a new tar
iff, with effective date left blank
This tariff set forth increased
rates in Canyonville and Riddle.
Since examination, according
to Flagg, reveals that this tariff
will increase residence and busi
ness local exchange rates to all
customers In the Canyonville and
Riddle exchange areas to an
amount equal to the rates now
effective in Myrtle Creek, the
commissioner has suspended the
tariff pending investigation and
hearing. The suspension is for a
period not to exceed 90 days from
The telephone company shall
bear the burden of showing that
the schedule of rates proposed to
be established, increased or
changed, are just and reasonable,
Flagg said. The commissioner
will then issue an order as shall
be Justified by the facts de
termined, according to Flagg.
150-Acre Fire Burning
Near California Line
GRANTS PASS. Aug. 20. (.P)
Some 150 acres of spot-burned
slash and second-growth timber
in the Lucinger Creek State
forest area near the California
line south of O'Brien burned yes
terday afternoon and last night.
John Kincald, local state forest
patrol supervisor, said this morn
ing that crews of some 75 men
had the area completely blocked
off with lire trails- this morning.
The area is sparsely populated
and no homes were endangered.
Fighters Quell Blaze
A fire crew from Eagle creek
and fire fighters from the Rose
burg office of the Douglas Forest
Protective association were dis
patched Friday at approximately
6 p. m. to quell a small blaze at
Umpqua, according to U. F. Mc
McLaughlin said the fire started
in an old logging operation near
Umpqua and burned about six
acres before being brought under
control. Origin of the fire is un
known. No damage was reported.
NEW VEHICLES ADDED
Police Chief Calvin H. Baird
announced today the addition of
two new vehicles for police de
partment use. A 1949 Ford prowl
car was delivered to the police
department Saturday by Lock
wood Motors. Monday, the depart
ment will receive a new three
wheel Scrvl-ear, a white tandem
type motorcycle, from Joe's Har-
ACCUSED OF INTERVENING
wave h. iepui imenT neii
On Grain Rationing Order
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. tW Senatorial sources said today
that Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan once gave an agriculture depart
ment official "particular hell" about grain rationing order after
alcoholic beverage makers reportedly complained about the edict.
Registration for junior and
senior high school students will
begin nearly two weeks before the
opening of school, according to an
announcement from City School
Sup't. Paul S. Elliott.
Seniors will register Aug. 26 t
the high school, with junior slated
for Aug. 29 and sophomores for
Aug. 30. Hours for all three
classes will be from 3 a. m. to 12
noon and 1-4 p. m.
Ninth grade students will regis
ter in the junior high school audi
register Aug. 30 and seventh
frade students will register Aug.
1. Registration hours are the
same as for the senior high school,
v-u ana 14.
Elliott urged all students to reg
ister on the days intended for
them, except for those students
who are working and cannot re
port during the day. Junior hieh
school students in this category
are to register at the junior high
scnooi ouuaing Aug. M between
7-9 p. m. High school students are
to report to the senior high school
building the same night between
7-9 p. m.
Employes To Vote
On Union Choice
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. OP)
Five thousand Pacific Tele
phone 'and K Telegraph -icwpany
employes in Oregon will hold se
cret collective bargaining agency
elections in the next month.
The elections were ordered yes
terday by the National Labor Re
For most of the workers In 21
cities of the state it will be a
choice of whether or not they
want to be represented by the CIO
Communications Workers. The
Council of Independent Plant
Telephone unions, an independent
organization, was barred from the
oailot by the NLRB.
In a separate election 120 toll
line maintenance men will decide
whether they want to be repre
sented by the Order of Repeater-
men ana ion lesiDoara, an inde
Excluded from voting are
guards, supervisors and confiden
tial and professional employes.
It has not been determined
whether the voting will be by mall
or ballot box.
Mother Of Quadruplets
Files On Non-Support
PORTLAND, Aug. 20. (JP)
The mother of quadruplets, and
five other children besides
charged her husband with non
support here yesterday.
Mrs. L. D. Tigner, mother of
Portland's only quadruplets, swore
out a warrant for the arrest of
She said the quads two boys
and two girls who will observe
their third birthday Monday
are not in want. They have a pri
vate income from advertising con
tracts. TALKATHON CONTINUES
KENNEWICK, Wash., Aug. 20.
f.T) Heavy-lidded Bud Alden com
pleted the 107th hour of his talk
athon for the Kennewlrk hospital
fund raising drive at 7:30 a. m.
(PDT) today, and kept going
Andy Anderson, publicity chair
man of the campaign, said Al
den's Iron-man efforts had rais
ed more than $19,000 toward the
$300,000 needed lor a new hospital.
Radio Companies Fight Ban
NEW YORK. Aug. 20.-t.'PV-Ra4i
and television broadcasters
girded today for a finish fight
to save their profitable giveaway
programs from the guillotine of
the Federal Communications com
mission. At stake is their Jackpot in
sales of broadcast time running
to many times the estimated $5.
000,000 or more a year dished
out to lucky listeners.
Industry observers predicted
the American Broadcasting Co.
would have plenty of company in
its plan for a court fight against
the FCC order Issued yesterday
to become effective Oct. 1.
Doeen't Ban Give-away
While the FCC order did not
flatly ban giveaways. Its new
rules are so stringent it appeared
they would silence such shows
as "Slop the Music." "Sing It
Again" and "Hollywood Calling."
These involve telephone calls to
listeners who are required to give
OREGON SATURDAY, AUG.
Senate five percenter Investi
gators already have been told
that Vaughan, who is President
Truman's army aide, Intervened
at the department In another case
The testimony was that Vaugh
an at that time tried unsucccss
iully to aid a New Jersey molas
ses company accused of violating
The account of intervention by
Vaughan in the grain rationing
case came separately from two
officials who did not want to
be lrientitled. Their stories are
substantially the same.
Another Point Heard
Apart from those sources. Sen
ator Mundt (R.-S.D.I told news
men he has heard reports about
the matter. He said he plans
'nale su'bmm ttee
conducting the fiv. n.rrrnt.r in.
..... ' .
quiry. Mundt is a member of the
group, which is checking on
whether improper Influence has
figured in the handling of gov-
On a , related matter, MundTTgone Into recess than the terrt
said he has no Idea who Senator
McCarthy (R.-Wis.) was talking
about when he said yesterday
that the committee is getting un
solicited, adverse information
about Vnughan's activities from
sources "very close to the presi
dent and to Vaughan in the
Committee Counsel William P.
Rogers declared: "I have no com
ment to make on any of these
In the grain rationing episode,
Vaughan in 1946 or 1947 report
edly asked Clinton P. Ancleivion,
then secretary of agriculture,
whether any change was contem
plated In the federal order which
restricted the amount of grain
.whidi could be used for making
Anderson, now a U. S. Senator
from New York, is understood to
nave said no cnange was indi
cated at that time.
Is Provided For
Bus transportation has been
arranged for Shrine club mem
bers needing transportation to the
picnic to be held Sunday at Wolf
Creek camp on Little river, It was
announced today by Cliff Thorn
Ion, member of the committee on
The last bus will leave the Ros"
hotel at 12 noon. Private cars will
provide transportation for persons
assembled at the hotel prior to
that hour. Mo transportation will
be u.'ailable after 12 noon, Thorn
All club members and their in- j
the picnic. Lunch will start at 1:30
The committee, Thornton said,
has arranged 400 pounds of fried
chicken to be used in feeding the
large crowd of
I peeled to attend.
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS LISTED
Police Chief Calvin H. Balrd
announced today the disposition
ol the following cases, which ap
peared in Municipal court Friday:
James Novotny, 41, Roseburg,
$10 fine for violation of the basic
Laurence Leland Burr, 42. Rose
burg, fined $10 for speeding.
Both men pleaded Innocent to
the charges when cited to ap
pear, but were found guiltv and
lined followinc; a court trial bv
Judge Ira B. Riddle.
BEER LICENSE GRANTED
PORTLAND. Aui?. 20 l
The Eastslrie market in Roseburg
was granted a package store beer
license by the State Liquor Con-
trol commission yesterday.
the correct answer to a question,
clues to which have been given
on the program.
The FCC said it would regard
at a radio lottery a program
involving prizes "dependent in
whole or In part upon a lot or
chance," requiring the contest.'int
to contribute something of value,
or requiring that he be listening
to or viewing the program. The
rules also limited the manner in
which telephone calls w-ould be
used In connection with prize
A spokesman for the Mutual
Broadcasting System said the
rules did not appear to affect
the network's big giveaway
"Queen for a Day" or other prize
shows in which prizes go only
to persons present at the broad
cast. Withheld Comment
The National Broadcasting Co.
and Columbia Broadcasting Sys
tern withheld comment while top
U. S, Mediation
Both Sides Send Cables
Asking Conciliator To
Come Quick as Possible
HONOLULU. Aug. 20. ()
Deadlocked union and employer
negotiators In Hawaii's 112-dav
dock strike asked for federal
After three days of renewed
peace talks got nowhere, both
sides cabled federal conciliator
Cyrus Chiang to come to Hawaii
as quickly as possible.
Harry Bridges, head of the
striking CIO International Long
shoremen's and Warehousemen's
union, and Chairman W. R. Starr
of the struck stevedoring firm'
negotiating committee joined in
sending the cable yesterday.
Then they called a recess until
Ching replies. Ching has indicat
ed he won t be able to come nere
but would be glad to meet both
sides in Washington. The union
is willing to go. Employers dont
ime the Idea.
Wage Increase Asked
The 2,000 ILWU longshoremen
of Hawaii struck May 1 for a 32-
cem wage increase, mey now
draw 51.40 an hour.
Hardly had the peace talks
torial government begin Its con
tempt action against the union.
Bridges personally defied a ter
ritorial circuit court Injunction
against picketing government
dock operations. But he was not
named specifically In the com
plaint issued bv Attorney Gener
al Walter D. Akerman Jr.
Bridges left bv plane last night
for San Francisco where he plans
to report to other ILWU officials
on the strike.
Ackerman told newsmen he did
not believe there were any plans
to serve Bridges personally.
Bridges has said peace talks will
be Interrupted If he Is Jailed for
Circuit Court Judge Edward A.
Towso-told the. lLWHwii .of
ficials of the union and a num
ber of "John Does" to show up
Wednesday and show cause why
they should not be held In con
tempt. The territorial court moved
against the union In another
quarter. Judge John E. Parks up
held Hawaii's recently-passed
riot law. Sixteen striking ILWU
longshoremen, Indicated last
month after a fight with non
union longshoremen, were given
until Tuesday to enter pleas.
Said Cured By
Use Of Serum
LUBBOCK, Tex., Aug. 20. P)
Hospital attendants said a foul-year-old
polio patient showed no
sign of the disease last nignt,
several hours after her grand
father, a Chicago doctor, gave
her an injection of a special
The serum was given to Peggy
1 Ann Best of Jordan,' N. M.
Braniff Airways detnured a
DallasAmarillo flight 200 airline
j miles yesterday to deliver the
Peggy Ann's sister, Sandra
Jean, 7, died Wednesday, the day
she was admitted to the hos
pitnl as a polio patient.
Dr. C. O. Molander ordered
the serum from Deutsch Serum
center In Chicago. He explained
It had been In use for 10 to i-"
years not as a preventative but
to lessen the severity of polio.
"In the bulbar type polio, the
mortality rate is reduced from
45 to 50 percent down to 18
percent by the use of the serum,"
Dr. Molander said many doc
tors and hospitals "do not be
lieve in this serum" but that it
has been used with success by
the Michael Reese hospital In
Dr. Molander would not give
the serums name. He described
i H as "a convalescent serum tak
I en from polio patients."
officials scrutinized the new rules
to determine whether to fight
them, or what could be done to
save affected shows If the rules
The radio giveaway has been a
bone of contention for months.
The FCC has not been alone In
trying to stem the tide of giant
jackpots awarded for answering
a question. Identifying a voice or
giving the name of a mystery
Radio performers have been
among the most vocal critics.
They contend the Jackpot of mer
chandise and cash had replaced
talent on many programs, and
lowered the quality of radio pro
grammlng as a whole. Comedian
Fred Allen declared a personal
war on giveaways last season
afler "Stop the Music" cut sharp
ly Into his audience ratings, and
later announced his retirement
from the air for a year.
Hurt When Horse
Racing opened with a real bang
last night at the county fair
grounds when a Jockey was
thrown and injured in the eve
ning's first race.
Jackey Joe Hungeriord, tne
meeting's top rider before the ac
cident, having three winners to
his credit, was unseated when his .
mount Lee Moore stopped sud
denly after running third. Ver
dict of a rapid examination at the
track was a fractured ankle. He
was taken to Mercy hospital,
where late reports had him rest
It g quietly.
Bettors got a big thrill In the
third race when Miss Clyde, a 7
to 1 shot, romped home the win
ner b two and half lengths, to
pay the meeting's biggest return:
$16.80 for win tickets.
Tonight's the last night for the
harn-lail. Ihl. wwk (Wonn law
prohibits Sunday racing, so the
horses and the bettors will draw
a rest until Monday when post
time is 7:30 p. m.
A thoroughbred race has been
added to the racing card for to
night, making eight events to be
run. The added race will be a five
One track record was broken
last night in a thoroughbred event
over five furlongs.
Buses will continue to leave for
the track tonight at 6:30 and 7:00,
from Oak and Jacksons streets. ,
Will No Longer
Give Away Prizes
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. (.PI
The Library of Congress is can
celling all plans for giving prizes
and awards because Congress
didn't like the selection of Ezra
Pound for a poetry prize In 1948
Pound was accused of treason
after he broadcast for the Ital
ians during the war. The Pisan
Cantos, for which he got the
prize, were written while he was
held In an American prisoner of
war camp. Now he is a patient
In St Elizabeth's mental hospital
fare. - 1
- Loud pretests arose after lie
-was selected lor the prize last
spring oy tne 14 men ana women
of letters who form the "Commit
tee of the Fellows of the Library
ct Congress." They gave him the
Bollengen foundation prize for
"the highest - achievement of
American poetry In 1948."
The Pound award came up at
a meet in? of the Senate-House
Library committee yesterday. Aft
erward, Senator Green ID.-R.I.),
the chairman said:
"We've decided that from now
on the policy of the library shall
oe 10 give no prizes or awaras.
Luther H. Evans, the librarian
of congress, quickly moved to
comply. He said all arrangements
for awards would be cancelled.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.-4F)
Captained by Senator Connally
(D.Tex. I, the administration be
gan an uphill fight In the Senate
todav to salvage its $1,450,000,000
forefgn arms program.
Connally, adopting a no com
promise attitude, came out for
restoration of the full amount
of $1,160,990,000 fof military sup
plies for North Atlantic treaty
signers. The House cut that total
exactly In half.
But Connally seemed unllkelv
to be able to muster a majority
of the senate foreign relations
and armed services committees,
over which he is presiding, for
reinstatement of the full fund.
Senators Vandenberg IR Mich.)
and Dulles (R.-N.Y.) stood firm
ly on their demand for a re.
duction to around $1,000,000,000.
And even Chairman Tydlngs (D.
Md.l of the Armed Services
group talked in terms of the
New Columbia Highway
Stretch Open To Public
PORTLAND, Aug. 20. UP)
he first stretch of a highway de
signed to speed traffic between
Portland and eastern Oregon was
opened to the public east of here
It was a lOi mlle stretch of the
water-grade Columbia River high
way, replacing a scenic, but wind-1 went up beyond Big Camas Rail
ing, route between Troutdale and 1 ger station Friday, to arrest
Bridal veil. David W. Hitesman for St.
Governor McKay snipped a rib- Helens authorities on a charge ot
bon at 2 p. m. to open the route non-support, the sheriff's office re
officially, ported. His bail is set at $2,500. He
Future links will provide a fast Was employed on the forest sens
highway tnrougn most of the;
Columbia gorge. The present high
vuzv, winding at a higher eleva
tion, will be maintained for sight-
Judge Ira B. Riddle announced
the disposition of the following
rases, appearing in Municipal
Wilbur Charles Ruffner. 43.
Whlttier, Calif., sentenced to ten
days In lieu of payment of a $30
fine Imposed following a plea of
guiltv to being drunk on a public
Thomas B Tanner. 49, Vlafhla,
Cal.. fined $20 on a plea of guiltv
to being dnink on a public street
In Hew York
Syndicate So Large
It Sparked Revolution
In Peru; U. N. Involved
NEW YORK, Aug. 20. P
A vast Illicit drug ring so power
ful that It sparked an abortive
revolution In Peru end Involved
Unit-d Nations action was ex
posed here yesterday with the ar
rest of the alleged ringleader.
Authorities called the arrest the
first high point in an Interna
tional crack-down on huge
smuggling syndicate which haa
plied a $500,000-a-month cocaine
trade between the U. S. and Peru.
American, Peruvian and U. N,
authorities joined in a two-year
drive to smash the ring, said to
have used narcotics profits to arm
insuregents in Peru in an attempt
to seize control of the country.
The story of political intrigue
and plotting, tied in with large
scale drug traffic, was unfolded
with the seizure yesterday of the
alleged ringleader, E d u a r d a
"ft ; "d
Klver """B "lano.
Balarezo, 48, of Great North
He is a naturalized U. S. citi
zen of Peruvian descent
More than 80 persons, some of
them prominent business men,
have been arrested in Peru, au
thorities said, and 50 or 60 opera
tives in this country are believed
connected with the ring.
Assistant U. S. Attorney Joseph
P. Martin said the syndicate ap
parently tried recently to expand
cperations to Italy through ef
forts to contact Charles (Lucky)
Luciano, exiled one-time vice king.
Balarezo was arrested aboard
the liner La Guardia, which runa
between New York and Italian
ports. He was held in $100,000 bail
by U. S. Commissioner Edward
McDonald on a charge of con
spiracy to smuggle cocaine from
Source Of Arms
Capt. Alfonso Mler Y Teran. ot
the Peruvian department of in
vestigation who has been here for
two months to aid in the hunt,
said Balarezo was a source of
arms in the Aprlsta party upris
ing In Peru last October.
ine captain said Balarezo was
taken from ' here to Peru on a
Peruvian warship In March, 1948,
as a guest of Victor Haya de La
Toree, chief of the now outlawed
Ajrlsta party. -
Balarezo allegedly took with
him $60,000 in cash and a quan
tity of munitions, for use by the
Aprlsta party in its uprising. If
the plot succeeded, ne was to be
rewarded with the post of chief
of Peruvian customs, Mier said.
However, the revolution tailed,
Hay de la Toree took refuge .a
the Columbian embassy In Lima.
where he remains a politica
refugee. Balarezo fled by air to
the U. S leaving behind hit
States He Would
Trust Tokyo Rose
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 20.
(P A former Filipino army of-
ncer wno testmea "i would nave
trusted Iva Toguri d' Aquino with
my life," was vigorously cross
examined by a government prose
cutor late yesterday.
Lt. Norman Reyes, third de
fense witness in Mrs. d' Aquino's
treason trial, told the court he
was caplui-ed on Corregidor and
forced to broadcast for the Jap
anese until the end of the war.
He said he worked with Mrs.
d'Aquino, charged with being the
"Tokyo Rose" who broadcast pro
grams the Japanese hoped would
damage the morale of allied
But Reyes denied ever hear
ing some 400 different propa
ganda statements, which Defense
Attorney Wayne Collins read to
him and which had been attrib
uted to Tokyo Rose by ex-OT
witnesses for the government.
The former POW told of see.
Ing Filipino prisoners beaten
one to death and another to in
sanity by their Japanese cap
He also testified he saw Major
Wallace Ince, a previous defense
witness, badlv beaten. "One guard
smashed his head against a wall,"
The prosecutor later hinted at
surprising information. He first
established that Reyes had mar
ried a Nisei San Diego-born
Kaiherlne Muruako in Tokyo
during the war.
Deputy Sheriff Dallas Bennett
ice "beetle project.
Levity Fact Rant
By L F. Retsensteht
A federal crackdown on ra
dio giveaway program it an
nounced. Henceforth to get
anything free, as the "five per
center" inquiry indicates, one
must either be an occupant or
confidant of the White Home
or perianal aide of the President.