The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, August 22, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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Woods Fires
Give Fighters
Busy Weekend
Canyonville Blaze Laid
To Incendiary; Lumber
Plant At Tyee Erased
Three fires, one of them re
portedly of incendiary origin,
Kept smoke eaters from the
Douglas Forest Protective asso
ciation busy over the weekend,
according to Dispatcher U. F. Mc
Laughlin. A pump truck and 27 men were
dispatched to the incendiary blaze
at Canyonville which endangered
that area's water shed before be
ing brought under control. Mc
Laughlin said the fire apparently
was set in several places and cov
ered an area of 30 acres before
being checked.
Another small fire, possibly
caused by the same firebug who
set tne canyonvine iires, was
checked near Deer Park inn, Mc
Laughlin reported. He said little
damage resulted.
A "cat" and loadinp donkey
belonging fb the operator. M .D.
Sutherlin, burnea up on me rvor
den Lumber company property at
Doe Hollow, McLaughlin said.
The fire started from gasoline
with which Sutherlin was clean
ing the cat and spread rapidly
to the donkey wnen a sparK set
it ablaze. A pumper from the S.
Douglas station was dispatcheu
to put out the blaze but the
equipment had already suffered
extensive damage before the
crew arrived.
Earlv Monday morning, the
Tyee Lumber and Timber com
pany plant burned to the ground,
suffering a "total loss", accord
ing to McLaughlin. He said the
blaze, starting under the head
saw, had too much of a head
start for the pumper crew which
was sent to quell the fire.
All the fires have been brought
under control.
Forest Fires Battled
In Six Western States;
Oregon Dispatches Help
(By the Associated Press)
Hundreds of fire fighters bat
tled flames In national forest ar
ras of six western states today.
At least six major fires were
still out of control, three in th?
the Payette National forest of
central Idaho and three In Yel
lowstone National park in Wyo
ming. Four crewmen were hospital
ized, one in California and three
in Idaho.
More than 300 lightn in, .--caused
fires, most of them cm, ill, cov
ered an estimated 33,001 acres
of timber and grass lands in
the drought-stricken forests.
Some 500 men have been sent
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In the Day's News
A REPORT from the census bu
reau in Washington tells us
that U. S. population is growing
at the rate of 200,000 a month and
may reach 150 million by Novem
ber 1. On July 1, the report adds,
our estimated population
was j
Thn eenens hnrpan pstimatps
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that in Aprilof this year there j
were 38,o3i,000 families In the j
United States, as compared with
32,166,000 families in 1940. If the
estimate is accurate, we have
been adding families at the rate
i of nearly a million a year.
DO you remember the Gloomy
Gussers In the census bureau a
dozen years or so ago who were
telling us that our population was ! vic,p.d bv an armv court-martial
already near its Deak and was i ln Germar,v in 194-' on a rape
aireaay near its peak ana asicharge He was sentencod to ,jfe
soon due to begin to fall? imprisonment but the term later
Boy! What a picture they : was reduced to 20 years. Still la-
' ter an army clemency board cut
(Continued on Page Four) the sentence to ten years.
Nation's Cases For Year
Hiked Last Week To 15.000;
Larger Cities Worst Hit
'By the Associated Pressi
The number of new cases of infantile paralysis took a sharp
upward turn last week, boosting the nation's total of victims for
the month to more than 8.000.
It brought the total for the year to 15.500, compared with only
8.430 cases reported by the national office of vital statistics through
Aug. 13 of 1948, a near record year. Last year's 27,680 total was
exceeded only by the 30,000 in the 1916 record year.
In an Associated Press survey.
North Dakota reported the dis- ... . ... .,
ease at an epidemic stage there ;
last week and said the state urg
ently needed more nurses.
A few more heaviily populated
states, including Pennslvanic,
Illinois and Wisconsin, do not ex
iiect to reach the peak of new
cases until next month, while j
four states perhaps five
, rtady have more than 1,000.
t Some southern states. wher
on-set of the disease usually starts
earlier, have had a gradual de
dine, while Maine and Minnesota
held about steadv. and Arizona '
showed an
t'evada with only 18 cases this I
ir, again is having a light '
The Weather
Cloudy this morning becom
ing partly cloudy this afternoon
and Tuesday.
Sunset today 7:05 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 5:27 a. m.
Established 1873
Full Sum For Arms Aid
NO CheaD PriCe
For Peace, He
Tells Critics
Speech At V.F.W. Meet
Blames Soviet Tactics
For Defense Program
MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 22. P)
President Truman pleaded today
for fast approval of the full $1,-
450,000.000 arms aid program as
"part of the price of peace."
He indirectly told critics of the
plan In Congress without calling
any names that peace with free-j
dom and Justice 'can not be
oougnl cneaply in a world made i sioie, in order tnat tne district
uneasy by "Soviet pressure." I may go ahead with construction
And he described the goal as I P'ans-previ-r.tion
of aggression.
"We are not arming ourselves mm mm
and our friends to start a f ight
witr anybodv," the president said.
"Wc are building our defenses i,
that we won t have to fight. I
He spoke before the Golden!
Jubilee convention of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars after an 822
mile flight here from Washington 14 k J I
hUs-i PL,anrndenre-,he Whi eAUiO MlStiapS
The president blamed Russian
tactics in the United Nations and Three hiehwav ai,i,.ntc ,Mnh
elsewhere for the need to arm sent seven persons to hospitals oc
friendly nations "to resist aggrcs- Curred over the weekend, accord-
Slon. inp In Rnuihliro Statu Polio Kat
Russia, the president declared,
"has blocked every effort to es- i
tablish an effective international
from fear of aggression
ror that reason, he went on,
we have to Join other friendly
nationc in forming regional de
fense pacts."
ine president condemned com
munism for its "false" claim that
it satisfied "the universal desire
for a better lite."
Instead, he said. It "lures men
by false promises back to tyran
ny and slavery."
No Reference to China
The president made no refer-
ence to the plight of communist
controlled China. A new Ameri
can policy concerning that coun-
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Con Hitch-Hikes
To Re-Enter Pen
22. OP) A war veteran, con
victed of rape, hitch-hiked half
way across the nation to return
to federal penitentiary yesterday.
Frederick W. Wade, a 33-vear-
old former army private, reported
voluntarily at tne Lavenwortn
prison. He hitch hiked from his
Tacoma, Wash., home.
Wade' waJ r'eca!icd from the
penitentiary on a wit of habeas
corpus May 20, 1947, after he had
begun serving a year sentence.
Last April the United States
Supreme Court upheld an appeals
court decision which reversed the
ruling under which Wade had
been released.
Wade returned to prison in ac
cordance wilh the supreme court's
act ion.
1 he former soldier was con
"Lnuh ."oVX". a'
, 22 cases last year occurred dur
! ing the fall and winter months.
The survey showed that some
large cities, notably Boston and
New York, have been hard hit.
while Philadelphia and Chicago
and ininoj. Generally smaller
communities and rural areas ap
peared to be faring best.
New York Passes Texas
New York went into top place
among the list of states in the
letest survey. It reported 1.83'
ca,'. j p,' Txnf which had
1.418. Illinois is th'rd with 1.120.
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Asks Approval Of
N.Roseburg Votes
t i b i.
Tuesday On Bonds
For Sanitary Unit
Residents of the North Rose
burg Sanitary district were re
minded this morning of the elec
tion tomorrow, in which they
are to pass on a proposed $225,
000 bond issue.
The polling place, said Clar
ence Landis, chairman of the dis
trict board, will be at the Riv
erside school, on the Garden Val
ley road, from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
If the bond issue is approved,
proceeds from the sale of the
bonds will be used lor the con-
i struct ion of sewer lines and a
treatment plant.
I Landis said there are several
1 prospective buyers for the bonds,
which will be advertised for sale
i as soon after the election as pos-
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Lyle Harrell
nick Clemer Inhntnn Portland
was ci,ed for reckless driving
" """;wnen .us car negotiated a curve
on the wrong side of the highway
and sideswiped a car driven by
Jesse Carl Staton. Snrinefield.
Sgt. Harrell said. The accident oc
curred at 8:30 p. m. Sunday, a
quarter of a mile west of Drain
on highway 38.
According to state police, the
Johnson car continued on down
the wrong side of the highway
over 200 feet before running Into
the ditch.
Johnson received lacerations
and a burned hand, and a passen
ger in his car, Guy E. Rose,
Dorena, reportedly received injur
ies to ribs and neck.
Staton received an injured
back and Leanord Staton, a pas
senger, received cuts and bruises,
it was announced. The injured
were taken to a Drain doctor's of
fice by the Drain ambulance.
Goldie R. Housworth, Yoncalla,
was thrown 40 feet when struck
by a car operated by Grover
Cleveland Sparks, Oakland, Sat
urday at a p. m. on ntgnway 99
near Yoncalla, Sgt. Harrell re
Leg Reported Broken
Sgt. Harrell said Housworth,
observed in an allegedly intoxi
cated condition shortly before the
accident, was walking down the
middle of the highway when
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Two Trusties Escape
From Oregon Prison
SALEM, Aug. 22. (P) With
out clue as direction taken, a pair
of trusties who escaped Sunday
afternoon from the Oregon State
penitentiary annex southeast of
Salem are sought today in a state
wide manhunt.
Both men are from this area:
George, serving 10 years on a
rape charge, was sent up from
Marion county: Bonney, a forme
Salem resident, was serving two
years for burglary in Yamhill
George is described as five feet,
eight inches in height, weight
144 pounds, blue eyes and brown
hair. Bonney, medium weight,
has dark hair and dark eyes.
Both were dressed in overalls
and Jumpers when last seen at
the annex.
Portland Hotel Man
Drowns Off Cannon Beach
(P The body of Samuel Rice,
55. Benson hotel catering man
ager for many years, was re
covered from the surf yesterdav
after he was drowned in a rip
tide. Rice and a companion were
swept to sea during the after
noon, William Markham. Arch
Cape, managed to reach shore.
Electric Saw Slash
Brings Death To Victim
OREGON CITY, Aug. 22.-J.P)
Ermal Gile. 46. accidentally
slashed himself with an elm-tri."
saw on his farm near Boring 5--i ana .:., against a lor
vesterdav. and died a few mi n- j rner rang- of $35.50 and $42.50;
utes later from loss of blood, boys' suits starting at $16.95 and
He touched the circular blade I Juniors' suits at 113.95; againt
as he was trying to Jerk the j a former price of $24.50.
saw loose from a board in which The reductions were made ef
It had stuck. The blade severed ' fective today In the chain's 44
an artery in his groin. j; stores In New York, New Jersey,
Gile was employed as a lumber Massachusetts, Illinois, Pcnnsyl
company truck driver. vania and Rhode Island.
German Reds
Back Tito In
Soviet Clash
Russian Note Threatens
Yugoslavs As Split In
Communism Increases
'By the Associated Press'
Premier Marshal Tito of Yugo
slavia drew surprise support from
a group oi uerman communists
today. This sign of the growing
split in the ranks of world com
munism came as Yugoslavia's war
of words with Russia reached a
new pitch of intensity.
A Russian note to Belgrade at
the weekend threatened to take
"effective measures" to protect
Soviet citizens in Yugoslavia. Re
plying, the Yugoslav communist
newspaper Borda accused the
Kremlin of using those citizens
as spies.
British newspapers quickly
noted the similarity between the
stern tone of the Soviet note and
the language used by Hitler be
fore he sent the German army
into action a decade ago. They
said the Russian note sounded like
the worst threat of war since
The concern of the Kremlin It
self over its relations with Tito
apparently was reflected in the
Soviet press and radio, which de
voted much space and time lo
foreign reactions to the Soviet
Half of Pravda's foreign news
page was taken up with dis
patches from abroad on the sub-
ject. Sample headlines in the
official Soviet Communist party
newspaper were:
"Tito's clique conducting secret
negotiations wltn Vatican.
"Traitorous deal of the Tito
clique with Greek monarchist
Fascists (nationalists)."
Tito has been feuding with the
Kremlin for more than a year.
His government was thrown out
of the Moscow-directed Comin-
form (Communist International
Information Bureau I for nation
alistic deviations from what Rus
sia regards a orthodox commu
One of the Kremlin's fears is
that Tito's show of national in
dependence will spread to other
eastern European countries in the
Soviet sphere and to communist
parties elsewhere. This fear is
shown by Moscow's insistence
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Fishing Boat, 2 Aboard,
Missing Off Oregon Coast
NEWPORT, Ore., Aug. 22.
(Pi Coastguard and commercial
fishing craft were on the lookout
today for a Newport fishing boat
missing since Wednesday with
two men aboard.
The wife of Eimo Maenpaa, who
owns the 32-foot Linda Jean, re
ported her husband went out
Wednesday morning. She ex
pected her husband back that
evening. Also aboard were crew
man L. A. Rolph. Both men are
'rom Newport.
A coast guard plane from As
toria aided the cutter Bonham
yesterday in a sweep along the
Oregon coast from the Umpqua
to the Columbia river mouth.
Theater-Bound Party
Injured In Truck Crash
BAKER. Aug. 22.-.T)-A trip
to the movies ended disastrously
last night when a pickup truck
carrying six persons left the
winding road on Dooley mountain
for an undetermined reason and
caused one man to lose his rigut
hand and five others to be hos
pitalized. Floyd Lee Potter, Vale, wno
lost his hand and received a
skull fracture was the most e. 1
verely injured of the group, who Plnl last Ilscal ypar
were Idaho Power company ere I Receipts from taxes and other
workers stationed at Unitv. They j sources so far this fiscal year
had left Unity to attend the ! ,olal and are about
movie in Baker i
Eastern Haberdashery
Chain Slashes Prices
NEW YORK, Aug. 22. IJ?
Price reductions on ils entire
line of men's and boys' clothing
and furnishings were announced
today by Howard Stores Corp.,
manufacturer and retailer of
Howard clothes. .
New prices on men s suits are
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HOME FOR STRAY DOCS Temporary shelter for dogs picked
up while running at large on city streets will be provided in the
city's new pound, above, at the sewage disposal plant. The
pound includes six kennels and wire-enclosed exercise cages.
Lower picture shows Earl Woodruff, 710 E. Douglas street, who
was to have been dog control officer, tending the rote garden
at the plant. Woodruff said he resigned Saturday because he
didn't want to add dog catching to his other duties, because
for one thing he "didn't want to get into trouble" wih owners
of dogs. (Staff pictures. I
Public Debt Goes
Over $255 Billion
The public debt, rising as the
government overspends ils in
come, has climbed above $255.000,.
000,000 for the first time since
Feb-uarv. 1918.
treasury dala snowed today tne
debt totalled $255,076,24H,00) on
August 18 and was on ils way up.
The government already is $1,
674,7,0O0 in the red for the 1950
fiscal year, which began July 1,
and apparently Is headed deeper
into the hole for the full year as
ln rounded ficures. eovernment
spending so far this fiscal year1
amount lo S5.341.0O0.O0O, or about j
WHO.UHO.OUI) more man at
sl WJW.wi neiow last year.
Disputants In Hawaii's
Strike Given U. S. Bid
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. (.V) 1 Roseburg, to discuss harvesting
The government totiay asked op-land marketing problems, accord
posing sides In the Hawaiian I inn to J. Roland Parker, county
rim-U strike In make a nr.w .if. agricultural agent.
lort to settle their disnute and!
it thrs fails to come to Washing j
ton or New York for mediallo-i I
talks. '
Cyrus S. Thing, director of the,
U. S. Conciliation service, sent a
cable to Honolulu requesting the
new attempt at a settlement of
the crippling 114-day-old strike.
Ching told the striking union
and Hawaiian stevedoring nego
tiating committee that he would
he happy to meet with them in
5- to discuss the Issues.
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Pair 0n Antelope Hunt
Die In Auto s Plunge
SALEM, Aug. 22.- (.P) - A Port-
land couple who had gone ante
lope hunting were found dead
today in the wreckage of their
car. which had plunged off the
North Sanliam highway into a
200-foot canyon.
They were Roscoe T. Pierce
33, and his wife, Anna, 33. Tiiey
have two small children: Sandra,
7, find Bradley, 2.
Pierce, a partner with his fa
ther In the Northwest Hardwood
Floor company here, had left
Portland with his wife Friday
lor a weekend of antelope hunt
ing. The two were expected back
i todav.
Their wrecked car was found
at 3 a. m. today in the canyon
east oi Inanna. it was not Imme
diately determined when the car
had gone off the highway.
Prune Growers To Meet
To Discuss Problems
Prune growers will meet
Wednesday Aug. 24. at 1:30 p. m.
at the Knights of Pythias hall in
California prune growers have
completed . setting up a prune
marketing agreement lo assist in
! stabilizing the prune market, rje -
tails oi wnich will be explainea
to local growers.
Setting of wage rates for har-
vesling and drying operations
will be considered at the meeting
also, said Parker, and all prune
growers are invited to he present.
Harvesting of prunes In Douglas
muntv I. omened tn start about
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New Pound For
Dogs, Also New
Dog Collector
Stray dogs picked up while
"running at large" In the city
will be kept In a new six-kennel
dog pound, which goes into serv
ice at the sewage disposal plant
The pound was built for use
in a dog control program an
nounced by City Manager M. W.
The city will Issue county dog
licenses at the city hall for 80
per cent of the county's fee, and
an employe 01 tne sewage plant
will be designated as dog control
officer with the responsibility of
picking up dogs running at large,
Dogs will be Impounded for a
period of five days before they
are disposed of, said Slankard.
Owners of all licensed dogs (
picKed up win te notuied. 1
uwiiris ui (jugs inuRi pay a
maintenance fee of 50 cents per
day before their dogs are re -
leased from the pound. Persons
who wish to claim unlicensed
dogs must pay the maintenance
ree plus the regular dog license
fee. These will be $2 for male
dogs and spayed females, and $3
tor lemale dogs.
Libert Naas, superinlendent of
the sewage disposal plant, will
be In direct charge of impound
ing the dogs. A part time em.
ploye of the plant will be charged
with collecting the animals.
Slankard said that a citv-owned
panel truck, used by the building
Inspector, will also be used by
the dog control officer to trans
port the animals he picks up.
Earl Woodruff, 710 E. Douglas
street, resigned Saturday as sew
age plant assistant because he
didn't want to add dog control to
nis other duties.
Peace Justice Powers
Restricted On Sunday
SALEM, Aug. 22. (P) Be
cause Sunday is a legal holiday,
a Justice of the peace may not
accept a plea of guilty nor im
pose a sentence on that day, but
may transact Judicial business
only within the powers of a mag
istrate, Attorney General Neuner
today advised Hugh C. Gearin,
Curry county district attorney.
"Failure of a defendant In a
criminal action to interpose a
timely objection to Judicial pro.
ceedings on Sunday does not
constitute a waiver of this objec
tion," he further held. But, al
though a sentence pronounced on
a legal holiday is void, the bench
warrant upon which he was ar
rested holds and the subject may
again he arraigned for Judgment
on a Judicial day, the attorney
general said.
Shotgun Blast Kills Girl
Witness In Rape Case
JOHN DAY, Ore., Aug. 22.
T Fourteen-year-old Helen
Tennison, who had neen a wit
ness In a rape case last week, died
in her home Satuiday night of a
shotgun wound.
Sheriff Oliver Calhoun said the
Tennison family had moved here
from Burns, where the girl was
chief prosecution witness In a
rape arraignment. The accused
man was held for the grand Jury.
Grant county Coroner J. Carl
Drlskell said the girl was alone
in the house. Her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Klenard Tennison, and
j younger brother had left to see a
circus performance. The parents
j found the girl and a .410 caliber
! shotgun at h"r side.
STRATHAVEN, Scotland, Aug.
22. Sir Harry Lauder, the
famed Scottish comedian, was re-
1 ported critically ill today at his
: home near Stralhavrn.
! Sir Harrv celebrated his 79th
Sir Harry celebrated his 79th
I birthday Aug, 4.
Shocks Felt
From Alaska
To Portland
Store Windows, Water
Mains, Power Lines Art
Broken; Boats Loosed
'By th Associated Press)
A sharp series of earthquakes
rocke.. a wide area of the Pacific
northwest last night for about
five minutes. No major damage
occurred and no casualties were
The violent shaking appeared to
center in northern British Colum
bia, primarily in the Skeena river
valley, but tremors were felt
throughout a wide area from
Prince Rupert, B. C, east to Jas
per, Aha., and from Petersburg,
Alaska, south to Portland, Ore.
Store windows were smashed
and cars rolled crazily on streets
at Prince Rupert and at Terrace,
B. C, 90 miles east. A two-foot
wave swept along the waterfront
at Ketchikan, Alaska, moments
after the shock. Dishes were
knocked from shelves and pic
tures from walls at Petersburg.
Ten houseboats were torn from
th?ir moorings in Seattle's Lake
Union. Power lines and water
mains were broken in some parts
of the city.
The Queen Charlotte Islands,
500 miles northwest of Vancouver,
B. C, reported "the heaviest
shocks in the lslai.J's history."
Chimneys tumbled, buildings
swayed and windows shattered.
Homes rocked on foundations and
some communications poles
snapped. .
At Portland, Ore., an amateur
seismologist, F. William Geitz, re
corded the primary shock at 9:04
p. m.
As many as eight shocks were
reported by the northern British
Columbia communities.
Panto Empties Theater
William Baker, publisher of the
Ketchikan Daily Chronicle, aid
in a telephone interview that the
gangplank oi the 5. s. Prince)
George almost went out from un
derneath him as he stepped from
the ship. Theater patrons rushed
from tne building in panic, but re
turned shortly. Baker said the
initial shock was followed five
minute later by a lesser one. It
was the first shock ever felt by
the southeastern Alaska city, ac
cording to longtime residents. .
A Tacoma woman said the wa
ter sloshed -from her. swimming
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Ladies, Vets Will
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At Horse Races
Tonight Is Ladies Night at the
county fairgrounds!
Tonight and Tuesday night all
women will be admitted free of
charge to the horse races, as
guests of the Umpqua Jockey
club, which Is presenting the
Also guests of the club tonight
will be approximately 70 disabled
veterans from the veterans hos
pital, who will watch the races
from the box seats In the grand
stand. The races start at a new post
time tonight, and the rst of the
meeting, 8:00 p. m., Instead of
7:30 p. m.
Several extra events are sched
uled in conjunction with the ra
ces this week. The main one, of
course. Is the Douglas County
fair, the first in 37 years, which
will be held three days this week,
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Resides the night horse racing
there will be prize exhibits and
a rodeo each afternoon.
Tuesday night at the races a
matched race between a thorough
bred and a quarter horse over a
quarter-mile course is scheduled,
to end arguments currently rag
ing around town over which Is
the faster animal over a short
Wednesday night the Rosebursj
Marathon, a mile and a half-race,
the longest of the meeting, will
be run with thoroughbred horses
to he named tomorrow.
Saturday night's attendance of
5100 brought the total for the
first four days of the meeting
to 13.000 spectators.
Drunken Driver Is Fined;
Second Driver Accused
Clarence Ray Mabley, 48, Rose
burg, pleaded guilty in municipal
court this morning to drunken
driving, reported Judge Ira B.
Mabley was fined $100 and giv
en a 30-day suspended sentence,
In addition to having his oper
ator's license suspended for one
Police Chief Calvin H. Balrd
reported today the arrest of Jack
Bruce O'Hair. 29, Roseburg, cited
Aug. 20 for driving under the
influence of intoxicating liquor.
O'Hair was lodged In the coun
ty Jail, pending plea to th
Livlty Ft Rant
By L F. Reizenstetn
The court's upholding, ef
new license fee and business tax
in Portland will work a sever
hardship on many ef its eitiiens.
' wn0 need surplus funds to buck
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l,n" " r-r
dot races.