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4 The Newt-Review, Roseburg, Or. Mob., Aug. 22, 1T49
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By CHARLES V. STANTON
Roseburg's automobile mechanics should be paying a
commission to the Bureau of Public roads.
Broken springs, smashed fenders, bent bumpers and grills,
punctured oil puns and gas tanks, cracked differential hous
ings and similar damage jobs are keeping mechanics busy.
Scarred automobiles are victims of the extensive road
construction projects in Douglas county and few people
Talking to a driver, who had just negotiated "no man's
land" on the North Umpqua route, while he was ruefully
examining a bent fender and bumper on a new car, we ex
pected a bit of profanity and violent criticism of road con
tractors in general, but, instead, the motorist looked up
with a smile and said, "It's sure going to be nice when we
get this road paved to Steamboat."
Construction is in progress simultaneously over a six
mile stretch of the North I'mpqua road east from Rock
Creek, and a contract has just been let for the next section,
which will leave about nine miles torn up. And when we say
"torn up" that's exactly what we mean.
Negotiating this six-mile stretch is a low-gear job and
one which puts excessive strain on a motor vehicle. High
centers, boulders, chuck holes and narrow, uneven grades
make travel extremely difficult. Work is in progress day
and night. Week end travel is somewhat better, as con
tractors are most obliging in trying to smooth out a fairlv
decent road to permit recreational use of the North Umpqua
country over Sunday.
During Other days of the
8 a. m. until noon. Traffic is permitted to flow briefly during
the noon hour, and the road is closed again from 1 to 6 p. m.
Traffic after 6 p. m. is held up occasionally for brief periods,
but workers are extremely courteous in helping cars through
sections where construction is in progress.
Conditions on the Tiller-Trail cut-off job are improving.
Most of the grading has been finished on the latter contract.
While the roadbed is rough, it is neither as dangerous as the
North Umpqua section, nor is it as hard on the vehicle.
Heavy ballast now is being laid, however, which cuts speed
to a crawl and makes caution necessary to avoid damage
from the large rocks being used
Difficulties of travel are not stopping use of either the
Tiller-Trail or the North Umpqua routes.
Forest camps are well filled during week days and find
ing a camping spot is extremely difficult on week ends.
Road conditions are not even stopping tourist travel.
It will not be too many years until we will have an nil
year rond between Roseburg and Diamond lake.
Work now in progress east of Rock Creek is projected
through to Steamboat Ranger station and will be pushed as
rapidly as possible.
After next year the new work will follow a new grade and
it will be possible to traverse the existing road and thus
avoid the sections where construction is in progress. A very
fine highway will be furnished to Susan creek. Improve
ments also are being made at Steamboat, where a new con
crete and steel bridge is under construction with approaches
being built at each end. The forest service plans to move its
present station to the peninsula between the North Umpqua
river and Steamboat creek as soon as the bridge is finished.
On the Diamond lake end a private logging road is being
built on highway standards. The forest service is cooperat
ing in construction of the road which eventually will be
incorporated in the North Umpqua highway system. The
logging road now is nearing the edge of Fish creek desert.
When work now outlined is completed at both ends rf
the road, there will remain only the section from Steamboat
creek to Fish creek, a distance of about 20 miles, needing
reconstruction to provide a fine east-west highway.
So long as highway development is progressing, there will
be little complaint about tlve difficulties of travel. We are
willing to make sacrifices if we see as a reward the long
desired highway along the North Umpqua river.
U. S. Must Save Middle East From
China's Fate, Justice Douglas Says
PORTLAND, Oie., Aug. 22. (.11 saving. 'The Arab needs Amrii
The United Stales cannot af-jca's counsel and encouragement
foid to let the Middle East go, even more than he needs Ameri-
the way China went.
That is the warning from Jus
tice William O. Douglas of the
L". S. Supreme court, home from
a six week tour of Asia Minor.
The whole area can be saved,
though, If this country will
"throw its weight behind the hon
est and liberal forces" there,
Douglas said in the first speech
since his return.
"It Is America's great mission
tn heln such nations. No other
bulwark against Soviet political I of young, democratic leaders
expansion ran be built." he told j would do much, the Jurist said,
the biennial conference of the "We must use our own ingenu
American Unitarian association ity to invent ways to aid them
here last night. i so that politically they mav he-
Douglas said he found Aineri-! come masters of their own fate. .
cans carried surprising Influence "Disease, poverty and llliteia
in the Mid-fast and not dollar icy as well as misgovernment
influence alone. ! have been the arch (oes of man
"America stands for something , kind throughout all time. l.ast
strong and gwd and idealistic century they were local proiv
not only In the capitals but In the Hems. Today when thev enslave
villages . . public men in this j the people of any one nation, thev
part of the world gain prestige imperil the security of free men
and power when we give theni - everywhere." Douglas said.
respect and recognition," he!
said. 1 The News-Review classified ads
He quoted an Arab leader at bring best results, Phone ino
week the road is closed from
as the first lift of surfacing
Another told him. "Pont tell
our people that they must choose
between democracy and commu
nism. The people of the Middle
Kast ale not free to make anv
choice at all. They are staves.
They are Illiterate, Thev have no
present escape from their mis
ery," he said.
Hut America can offer an e
cajie. Ilouglas continued. Encour-
agement. advice and recognition
Not Jong ago I was wishing I,
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lf butlerfli-s. I must have 'wish.!
ed upon a star' because here 'tis! is the kind of book one can give j trumpets were to uourisn ime me
And such a lovely hook, too. 1 a child before he learns to read, een bay ,,ree an fabricators of
What do I care if it i, a 'JuveJoh yes, before he learns to read.bahy triages, nursing bottles,
nile'7 It's for me, too, and for! It is the kind of book a child cani6'0'' eTe 10 g(Drke-
anybody who enjoys knowing
butterfly-friends by name.
When an artist, who grew up
In a nature-loving family, decides
to turn her talent to a book
about butterflies, there's a treat
in store for the owners of the
books! Such beautiful coloring,
both in the butterflies and the
characteristic flowers upon which
each one feeds.
"We were forever puttering
about the lake in canoes and in
other strange craft which my
brothers built. These floating
curiosities were eventually re-
placed by a roomy old yawl in
which we explored the lake thor-j
oughly" (Can't you Just see those.
children? What a wonderful
childhood Anna Plsorius must
have had.) "We were a nature
loving family and collected every
thing from beetles to snakes.
Mother had a butterfly collec
tion . . ."
And that is why Anna Pisorius
From The Oregon Press
U. S. ARMY
ENGINEERS A LOBBY?
Our attention has been directed
to a lead article in the August
Harpers on "The Lobby That
Can t Be Licked." meaning Con
gress and the I'. S. Army En
gineers. The authors are Robert
rieRoos. a San Krancisco news
paperman and Nieman Fellow,
and a Harvard professor, Arthur
A. Maass. who tutored the re
searches of Mr. dcR(Ms in this
nation's natural resources. The
article portras the competition
between the II. S. Army Engi
neers and the Interior Depart
ment's Bureau of Reclamation
tor control of the construction !
large water development proj
ects. es'cially in the West, an I
it relies heavily on the Hoover
Commission's report w hlch rec
ommends that all of theae plan
ning and construction functions
should be combined Into a single
inlegrated water development
and use set vice under the Ie
partment of Interior.
Without denying that there Is
need for administrative reorgan
ization affecting all the federal
agencies, we can't help wonder
ing Just why the I'. S. Army
Engineers have twen singled out
as target No. 1 when bv the fads
of the article the other agencies
are at least eequally to hlamo.
Manv people In the Northwest
who have seen the operations of
the V. S. Armv Engineers an I
ether agencies at close range for i
many years will be moved to
"That ain't the way we heere.1
It Is true that over the years
the I'. S. Army Engineers have
earned the confidence of people!
ln most of the areas where they
have worked. And it is true that I
the Rivers and Harbors Congress
nu n nas its stronghold in ine
Mississippi Valley has exercised
a powerful influence on Icgisla
(ion and appropriations. But, in
our opinion, it is a distortion to
Picture the Rivers and Harbors
Congress as a mere creature of have never seen Harper's give ed Friday when a log being un
t he corps of Army Engineer. It I any sp.ee to these opposite loaded from his truck at the C
would be miite as fantastic to views. At a great distance it is I D. Johnson Lumber corporation
state that the National Reclame-1 so easv to tumn tn rom-liilnna aa : nlant fell anil er-uahavl hia alnll
tlon Association Is the stooge of
Permanent Cold Storage, We Hope!
'.' Vvaknett S. Martin gj J, '
has given to young hearts every-1
.k. . K ...lf..l nln.i,.na
book: "What Butterfly Is It?" a
grow up with, and hold as a 1
treasure. Fortunate is the child
w ho is taught to "love" books ;
and so handle them carefully. A
child allowed to destroy books is.
really being deprived of some- j
thing precious. Even a catalogue 1
should be handled carefully, and
magazines, too, for the sake of
the training ,for little folk can
not distinguish between the val
uable and the things that are
But to return to hu,terflies!
'and "What Butterfly Is It?" by
Anna nsonus hyiicox at toiieti i
Co., Chicago and N. Y.l. I notice I
the book Jacket says "ages 6-10!"!
Make it "2 to any age!" j
I nere are .-, Duttertlles lilus-,
trated, half of them in the quiz
with names In the back of the ;
book. This is the fourth of Anna !
Pisorius' books on animals and ,
birds: Two more are in process:
"What Wildflower Is It?" and
"What Tree Is It?"
the Bureau of Reclamation be
cause their relationships have na-
turally been close. Nor is there
any evidence that the Army En-j
gineers and their civil functions!
have ever placed upon their pay-1
rolls local and regional politl-
cians and lobbyists, a practice of
which the Bonneville Power Ad
ministration has been guilty re
l.eatedly in building un its prop
aganda for the creation of at
It has been our experience tn
dealing with U. S. Army En
gineers I hat they have declined
consistently to be Involved In lob-
I.VIniT lwfll!-A f'nnnrA.. (n tam-
of am project. In preparing such ! Indisns. consisted of nothing more
matters as the Willamette Basin valuable than sagebrush and Jack
Flood Control project, the Ama-1 rabbits and the whole of It wasn't '
.n piojeci ano oiners at reeling I
this region, their
has always been:
stated po lev I
"We will prepare engineering '
data janH put m,i,i hut uhan thai
I IPIHirta en tn I'nnirivc, it vt'ill lu I
, up to your people to prepare and
to present the sutwortine arcu-
Everybody ran agree that com
petition ami conflict between fed
eral agencies should be eliminat
ed and there is much merit in
the Hoover Commission's recom
mendation that all ot the func
tions of planning and construe-i
lion In these important areas I
rhould be combined under one I
.ii,.A..t,.. k. . , i ...... i e
....... ... ii, i.ni in vim v-.i,-i inii-t?,
we have not found the Depart
mem ot Interior innocent of
grasping politics. Nor does the cerate in deep dungeons all the
..tta. k on the Army Engineers ' prophets and prognosticators. thus
lerihorils'JareV:!:.''"1-' the dan-!
swer because it begs the ques-; Kerous future and forcing our-!
Hon: jselves to concentrate on the j
"Shall all the people who live never-too-terrible problems of the i
... ...r i m-mc nrmwesi surrena-1
er the control of their economic
. -i n uieir rvonomic
and political life to a federal cor
miration in which thev have no
voting voice or effective repre-
In its many articles dealing
with these intricate problems we
to what Is'best for other people. I
In the Day's News
(Continued From Page One)
painted for us! We were to be a
na"n OI 010 IO,Kt-ln ucn
DI liniri maiiuiatmiru Ml
I crutches, wheel chairs and ear
DID you ever hear af "race sui
cide?" Probably not, unless you are
older than you really like to ad
mit. It was hot stuff a little while
back. According to the population
sharps, the best families weren't
having any kids at all but the
kind of people we look down our
noses at were spawning 'em like
If you jaunt around much In
these days, you are aware that
diapers flutter from at many
clotheslines In the ritzy residence
,ectors as acr0ss the tracks,
SKIPPING back a little farther,
,here was old Malthus. He was
an economist. And was he ever a
pessimist! His notion was that
human population would increase
s0 mucn faster than the capacity
0f this earth to produce food that
in time we'd all die slow, linger
ing deaths from starvation.
You know how that one worked
out. At this very minute, I under
stand on not too good authority,
787.356 federal employees are
working overtime in Washington,
chain smoking cigarettes feverish
ly, figuring out how and where
to get rid of the staggering agri-
cultural surplusses the Truman
administration is planning to buy
up at parity prices in order to
keep the farmers voting the
AKD there was that Eastern sen
ator back in the middle ISOO'i
w ho arose in his place ln congress
and allowed vehemently that the
whole !!! Western part
of our continent, which a few
starry-eyed enthusiasts were then
wanting to take away from the
wo,th two measlv dollars.
, . ,t . . . .
'1 wouldn t know for sure, but
1 spcci mat nts Descendants are
now livlnff ln Los Anpelps and
annitaHnn i.haM II.. kul. k.. I
,ind an op,n fpa bl-
enough to have a picnic If they
could only force their way
through the congested freeway
and boulevard traffic and get
there without losing all their
SOMETIMES think that If we
could chloroform all the statisti
cians, administer twilight sleep
' economists and Incar-!
immediate present, we might get
TOLEDO. Ore., Au. Z2. f ?)
A 21-year-old McMinnville truck
driver. Dean Hutchina. uaa kill
The widow, Doris, survives.
China Warns On
CANTON, Aug. 20.-PChlna
Drotested today that British war
ships, displaying a bellicose atti
tude toward nationalist naval
units, had violated Chinese terri
The protest was handed to the
British embassy by the Chinese
foreign office as these develop
ments came swiftly ln the Asian
1. Foochow, big port opposite
Formosa, fell to the Reds.
2. The nationalists admitted
withdrawing from the Miao is
lands, 210 miles east of Tientsin.
The islands had been used by
nationalist naval units to block
ade northern communist held
3. Communist armies mount
ed a big offensive In Hunan prov
ince. 4. Americans and other for
eigners fled from Canton. The
U. S. consulate general expects
to be closed by tomorrow.
The Chinese note of protest to
Great Britain was given to John
..ognill, embassy representative
The note warned Britain
against repetition. It said the Bri
tish destroyer Concord was sight
ed off the mouth of the Yangtze
river in territorial waters on Julv
31. After dark, the dest rover mov
ed into the mouth of the river,
the note said.
(The Concord that night kept a
rendezvous with the British sloop
Amethyst, which had been held
on the Yangtze between Shang
hai and Nanking for months by
Communist shore guns. The Am
ethyst escaped in a running fight
down the wide river.
The Chinese note said that any
British warship entering terri
torial waters must have the ap
proval of the nationalist govern
ment. Fall of Foochow was first an
nounced by the official Central
News agency from Talpeh, capi
tal of Formosa.
At the same time, an army
spokesman in Canton vigorously
asserted the big port city still
was in the hands of nationalist
forces. The spokesman warned
newsmen, especially oreign cor
respondents, they were liable to
arrest if they publish "false
By NETTIE WOODRUFF
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Simmons
and daughter, Judy, of Ingle
wood. Calif., made a surprise call
on Mr. and Mrs. Louie Nichols
and the Patterson brothers. Sun
day, enroute home from British
Columbia. Mr. Simmons is on va
cation from Southern California
Edison co. duties.
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Moore
and son of Tillamool Ore., ac
companied by the former'i aunt,
visited Sunday eveninc at the O.
O. Matthews home. The Moore
are former residents. They were
returning from vacation to Cra
ter Lake and the redwoods.
Mrs. Elizabeth Nachter and I
daughter, Betty, are on a vaca
tion trip in Canada, and were
accompanied by the former'i sis-'
ter, ol Portland.
The. nffirera nf tha nlAt-Ala.iH
4-H club accompanied by their
leaner, Arnold falterson, attend
ee the Elgarose club meeting at
the Sands home last Sunday
night. Mr. Patterson and Shirlev
Kocken recently returned from
a field trip to Coos Bav with a
CrOUD Of 4-H rlllh nwmlwri nnH
Frank von Borstel, club agent.
Mrs. Allen Busenbark and
sons, Robert and Johnnv, of Ya
kima, Wash., arrived Wednesday
at the D. N. Busenbark home to
visit a day or two and take her I
son, David, who has been visiting
here the past few weeks, home
with them. They were accompan-1
led here by Mrs. Fred Hollister!
and daughter, Carol, of Spring-
; of the Doerner dis- I
Mr. Cheek of the Doerner dis
trict underwent a major opera
tion at Mercy hospital last Tues
day. Mrs. Ernest Fenn has recover-
ed from a sprained ankle, which I '
Kept ner on crutches for two
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Williamson
and family are exnected baric
this week from a vacation trip
io casioe ana me nortnern part
ui tnc siaie.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kenyon cf
San Diego are spending two
weeks at the home of their son
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clvde
Kenyon. Also visiting them Is the
lauers mot ner. Mrs. Allard -if
Walter Kruse returned from
the sanitarium ln Roseburg to
his home Thursday, and will rest
at home for a week or so. He is
recovering from a fall from
tractor 10 davs ago.
Melrose Grange met In regular
session Tuesday night with 21
memben present. Legislative
chairman Dave Busenbark out
lined the history of Douglas coun
ty fairgrounds and urged the co
operation of all residents. Mr.
Howse. stale deputy, talked on
the Columbia valley power con
trol measure. The ' lecturer, Pa
tricia Doerner, presented a pro
gram consisting of a debate on
"Should 18-year-olds be allowed
to vote." and an observation
game with .Vartv Crini anrl Srt
Stidham winning a prize. Re
freshments were served hv Mr.
and Mrs. Nichols and the Patter
Virgil Woodruff is spending this
week at the Harry Wesley home
In Garden Valley assisting In the
The News-Review classified ads
bring best results. Phone 100.
I African Jungles Intplrt Ntw Foshtem For Fall
BEVERLY HILLS. Calif., Aug.
20. CP The wilds of Africa have
Inspired by his recent trip to
the dark continent, Adrian has
designed a series of fashions that
look like everything from cus
tumes of native chieftains to cold,
Tiger stripes and leopard spots
dazzled the eye at Adrian's fall
fashion showing here.
One outfit, a sleek hooded suit
of cobra like material, with long
tapering gloves, is startlingly
reminiscent of the venomous rep
tile. Another costume, dressed up
with braid and tassels, looks like
a fuzzy-wuzzy native. Long fringe
and braids make another look
In the Middle Ages only kings
were permitted to own swan,
which were part of the regalia
of European courts.
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" $53.26 a month buys a home
1 at Cloverdale Park
There Is no need to live In crowded conditions in half a home
when for aa little aa SS3.2S a month including taxes and
I insurance you can own a roomy, comfortable new home at
Cloverdale Park. Lowest down payments!
I Large view lots, paved streets, big view windows, fire
places, near school, a few minutes from down-town, fully
insulated, individually constructed, FHA insured and in
spected these are just a few of the outstanding features
of these outstanding homes being offered for as low as
$7,990.00 with very small down payments. Over a hun
dred homes from which to make your selection.
You con deduct part of your monthly payments from
your income tax return. Rent payments are never de
ductible! These outstanding values must be teen to be appreciated.
Come out to Cloverdale Pork today er phone new.
10 a.m. to
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PERSONALIZED SERVICE FOR THE HOME
like an Indian princes' garb.
Unusual and tricky sleevea art
used In Adrian's more conserva
tive numbers. Cut-out shoulders,
ileeves like fans, and cape-effect
sleeves are distinctive.
How ijcu Know!
Th n wen to vcrytJajr
By KEN BAILEY
QUESTION: We belong to a
social group of about twenty
couples and each couple takes a
turn as hosts for a house party
at which the others are guests.
Martha, a local maid of all
work, always helps with the
serving and cleaning up at the
home where the party is given.
Last week, Martha slipped, go.
ing down atairs to the base
ment party room and although
she wasn't hurt, some of our
group thought we should take
out some form -if insurance
covering our liability In such an
accident. Is Employer's Liabil
ity the proper kindT
ANSWER: Employer's Liabil
ity Insurance covers your legal
liability in accidents to serv.
ants but it would be much
simpler for each couple to own
Comprehensive Personal Liabil
ity coverage. That sort of pol
icy covers your liability for
accidents to part time servants
and gives a lot of additional
protection for a very small
premium. No family should be
a.tf you'll addraaa Tour own tnaur
nci quailiona to thta office, wa'll
Irv to Siva you tha correct anawara
and there wrlll be tie raarga er ebll
tatlea ef aer kiaS.
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Vise buyers look for tka lmnartl
silver label that says the finest in
wollpopert. Guaranteed to with
stand room exposure without fad
ing and to clean satisfactorily
when Instructions are followed.