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TIP TOP SHAPE Young Jerry Rutt, ion of Mr. and Mn. Gerald
Ruit, wai on of 43 prospective first graders to be examined
at Rose school Monday by Dr. A. B. Munro. Monday was the
first dey of the clinic, sponsored by the county health depart
ment and required of all first graders by the city school system.
In the above photo, Jerry looks expectantly at Dr. Munro while
Mrs. Evelyn Cyrus fills out the examination chart. Clinics will
be held at Benson Aug. 24, Fullerton Aug. 26 and Riverside Aug.
30-31 All first graders must be checked before entering school
this year, either by the clinic or by their family doctor and
dentist. (Staff photo.)
New Date Set For Budget Meeting
Of Community Chest Committee
Frank Ashley, chairman of the Community Chest budget com
mittee, announced today a scheduled annual budget meeting Friday,
Aug. 26, at 7:30 p. m. In the chamber o commerce rooms.
Ashley said the meeting was supposed to have been held last
Friday, but because of conflicts hardly anyone showed up, and the
second meeting was necessary.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
INTERNATIONAL news note:
Poor little Finland, submitting
to the compulsion of superior
force, but smiling bravely all the
while, went out for a ride with a
(communist) tiger and It seems
likely from the news of the past
day or so that she'll come back In
the same way as the famed Lady
ANOTHER good thing to watch
is this "five percenter" bus
iness. Anyone with a grain of
gumption knows It Is heavily di
luted with politics, but It Involves
a situatton that is potentially
TAKE this home freezer affair,
The freezers sent as gifts to
upper-bracket officials In Wash
ington back in the summer of
1945 were paid for by a perfume
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Wreck Kills Teen-Ager,
Purs Two In Hospital
EUGENE, Aug. 23. IIP) An
overturned car claimed the life
of 12-year-old Helen McElhaney,
Springfield, and put two teen
agers in a hospital late yesterday.
Lendcll Mathews, 15, Spring
field, underwent surgery at Sacred
Heart hospital here after the ac
cident. The victim's sister, Mari
lyn, 14, was treated for bruises.
Police said the three were en
route home from harvesting
beans In Lane county fields when
the car rolled over on a curve.
LARCENY CHARGE FACED
Ralph W. Ferguson. 23, Rose
burg, has been committed to the
county Jail on a charge of lar
ceny with bail set at SSOO, Sher
iff O. T. Carter reported.
Ferguson has indicated that he
desires a preliminary hearing,
with the date to be set later.
TITO OFFERS PEACE TALK
Russians Told, However,
To Keep Their Hands Off
Slavs1 Internal Affairs
BELGRADE, Aug. 23. (.P) Yugoslavia expressed willingness to
night to reach a settlement with Russia on "all disputed questions"
between the two feuding countries.
In a new note to the Soviet government Yugoslavia told Moscow
that Premier Marshal Tito was willing to end the bitter fight with
At the same time. Yugoslavia
served a stern warning to Rus
sia's rulers to keep their hands
off the internal affairs of this
Balkan communist country-
The note was the first cooling
word in a war of words that had
become w hite hot In the past two
weeks. It was the seventh note
in an exchange between Belgrade
There was no immediate Indi
cation of what Moscow's reac
tion would be to this extension
of the olive branch. Tito has been
at odds with the Kremlin for
The Moscow directed Comin
form (Communist International
Information bureau) expelled Ti
to and his Yugoslav communists
for nationalistic deviations from
what Russian leaders regard as
orthodox communism. The Rus
sians have called on the Yugo
He especially invites represen
tatives of all local organizations,
which expect to derive their in
come from donation through the
Community Chest to be present
for the meeting.
Last year the Salvation Army,
Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls.
YMCA and Oregon Chest were
included under the one campaign.
This year an effort is being made
to include additional charitable
organizations, in an effort to
minimize the work of soliciting
agents, said Ashley.
Last spring the Chamber of
Commerce conducted a question
naire campaign to determine the
sentiment of its members as to
single drives for these organiza
tions, or greater consolidation.
The great majority of answers
lavored grouping these under a
The Community Chest, officer
are anxious to get the requested
budgets of each group Friday
night, in order that the requests
may be consolidated and early
work started toward promotion
of the community chest cam
paign, said Ashiey.
Excise Tax Cuts
Unlikely In '49
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. (.P)
A new drive for a slash-by-Christ-mas
in wartime excise tax rates
was launched in congress today.
It developed in the face of a
forceful statement by Chairman
Doughton (D.-N.C.) of the tax
framing house ways and means
committee that he sees no pros
pect for such a tax cut this year.
Doughton said the threat of
a federal deficit of $5,000,000,
000 or more in the present fiscal
year virtually forecloses hope for
such a slash now.
But House Republican Leader
Martin of Massachusetts, author
of an excise-cutting bill, said:
"Maybe if we bring enough prej
sure we'll still get something
Two democrats Reps. Multer
of New York and Davenport of
Pennsylvania took the house
floor to demand a reduction in
wartime rates. These amount to
20 per cent of the retail price of
many items such as furs, cosmet
ics, jewelry and luggage.
Still, the best bet right now
Is that Doughton is right that
there will be no slash before
perhaps sometime In 1950.
slavs to overthrow Tito If he
did not change his policy. Tito
has maintained his position, how
ever. No Knee-Bending
There was no attitude of knee
bending In today's Yugoslav note,
however ,it stated:
"The Yugoslav government un
derlines that no pressure from
the outside has so far had any
effect on her internal policy or
will It have in the future."
The note grew out of Russia'?
protest against Yugoslavia's ar
rest and detention of 31 reputed
Soviet citizens. Tito's govern
ment described as "unfounded"
Moscow's charges of mistreat
ment of Russians here.
Yugoslavia has characterized
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Fair today with Increasing
cloudins tonight and Wednes
day. Sunset today 7:03 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 5:28 a. m.
New Plats; Cloverdale
May Seek Annexation
Street renaming in Roseburg
will be put off for another year,
while the Planning commission
prepares- a "master plan" of
streets in the city and its subur
This was decided last night, as
the commission received official
notification from the city council
of the rejection of its. recent
street renaming proposals.
The basis for the master plan
will be a large map prepared last
year by the Rev. Walter A. Mac
Arthur, then a member of the
commission, showing all street
and road locations within a six
mile radius of the city the area
of the commission's jurisdiction.
The nap, drawn on the scale
of six inches to the mile, is an
enlargement of the standard
Metskcr section maps used in
many offices for property loca
Ben B. Irving, planning com
mission president, declared the
need for laying out all platted sub
divisions on tlie master map, as
well as planning future street lay
outs and the locations of traffic
As the master plan progresses,
a plan for renaming streets with
in the six-mile area of the plan
ning commission's jurisdiction
will also develop.
The commission voted to ask
the council for $750 to continue
its street renaming Investigation
and to pay the cost of further
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Home Near Green
Just completed, the brand new
home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl L.
Keeler on the Happy Valley road,
near Green, went up in smoke
yesterday afternoon. Cause of the
fire was not determined.
Fire Chief William E. Mills
said a truck and firemen were
dispatched to the blaze, although
it was located outside the rural
protection zone. The fire was out
of control when flref Ighters ar
rived. Keeler told firemen that he
had Just completed construction
of the home, but electrical con
nections had not yet been made.
The loss included a new refrig
erator, washing machine, Keel
er's carpenter and mechanic's
tools, as well as household fur
nishings. The fire chief estimated total
loss at about $7,000.
Keeler, employed at the Dil
lard mill of the Roseburg Lum
ber company, was at work when
the fire occurred. Mrs. Keeler
was shopping in Roseburg. Only
their two young sons were at
home to report the fire. They
said it apparently started In the
When firemen arrived on the
scene, said the chief, the roof of
the house was gone and the walls
were caving in.
Chinese Ship Explosion
Causes 500 Casualties
CANTON, Aug. 23. (.TV-Approximately
500 persons were
killed or injured in the explosion
of an ammunition ship in the
harbor of Takao, southeastern
Formosa, the official Chinese
Central news agency said today.
The agency said ammunition
was being unloaded from the
Chinese steamer Chungli. There
was a huge explosion, which was
followed quickly by others.
The whole city was shaken by
the blast, which broke nearly
every window in Takao and caus
ed much other damage, the ag
Specialized Parts Corp.
Victim Of Robbery
An undetermined amount of
cash was taken from the Special
ized Parts corporation sometime
last night In a break entry case
reported todav by Police Chief
Calvin H. Baird.
Chief Baird said a steel desk
drawer was pried open with a
large screw driver and a small
amount of cash taken.
Police are Investigating the
Rex Hyde. 28, Sutherlin, logger
for Martin Box Co., was brought
to Mercy hospital by Stearns am
bulance early today, suffering
broken leg. Hyde reportedly was
injured about 8:30 a. m. when
a log roiled against his leg. The
Injury was believed to be a
21 Lives Lost
WINNIPEG, Man., Aug. 23.
(API The Royal Canadian air
fores announced today a search
plana has found the wreckage
of a two-engined plane report
ed missing in northern Manitoba
with 21 persons aboard since
The announcement said there
was "no sign of life" around
the craft which had crashed and
burned 250 miles northwest of
Winnipeg. The plane took off
from Churchill, on Hudson's bay
for Winnipeg after an Arctic
circle swing to replace outpost
weather bureau personnel and
to bring sick Eskimos here for
Aboard the craft were seven
crew members, eight sick Eski
mos, a Canadian Press reporter,
four meteorological department
men and a woman psysiothera
pist. Pickup Truck.
Mrs. Miley Fitzgerald, 79, of
300 E. Second Ave M u.. re
ported in "fair" condition and
"resting easily" at Mercy hos
pital today, after she was run
over by a runaway pickup truck
Monrliy afternoon. v
According to Chief of Police
Calvin Baird, Mrs. Fitzgerald
Was I n tl 1 rod at the hnrmA nf hno
daughter, Mrs. Maud Chambers,
wnen me irucK, owned oy Kier
Crooch Plumbing and parked in
the Chftmhpr oaracrn ilortnH
Mrs. '"itzgerald is reported to
have attempted to stop the truck
from rolling, but she was knocked
down, dragged for some distance
ueiuie me irucK gained momen
tum and then both UrhMll nn nnm
side passed over her about the
middle of her body.
CUH Courtney, who had parked
the trfiplr u-hlln uNirlflnn kA
Chambers home caiH ha ho1 lf
the vehicle in gear and the emer
gency oraKe was on, reported
Renort are to thn offor-t a email
boy was seen Jumping from the
car as ltrolled out of the garage,
The Identity of the boy has not
yet been learned. It is believed
possible, according to the investi-
gaung onicers, mat tne cnild
may have released the clutch and
that the hrakp uin nnt tirrht
enough to hold. Once momentum
was gained, ine irucK continued
roning oacKwara, until it stopped
against an embankment ncrncc
The officers, upon arrival,
found the car in gear and the
brake partly set, said the chief.
Mrs. Fitzgerald suffered a frac
tured pelvis and possibily internal
Saves Self From Wilds
PORTLAND. Ore., Aug. 23.
f.'Pt Attorney Clarenre D. Phil
lips walked out of the Mount
Adams wilderness yesterday aft
er having strayed overnight from
a climbing party.
The past president of the City
club and past president of the
Masonic Lodge of Oregon said he
knew where he was while parted
from his friends, but couldn't
risk walking out in the dark In
the rugged terrain.
A search party was being or
ganized when a motorist picked
up Phillips and returned him to
Bird creek meadow camp.
Fine Of $200, Jail Term
Dealt To Drunken Driver
Jack Bruce O'Halr, Roseburg.
arrested Aug. 20 on a drunken
driving charge, entered a plea ol
guilty when he appeared In Jus
tice court Monday, according to
Justice of the Peace A. J. Geddes.
O'Halr was given a 30-day sen.
fence in the county Jail, fined
$200 and had his operator's li
cense suspended for one year.
PANAMA PRESIDENT DIES
PANAMA, Panama, Aug. 23.
JP) President Domingo Arose
mena of Panama died today. He
In failing health for several
months, Diaz obtained a six
months leave of absence from his
post on July 28. The first vice
president. Dr. Daniel Chanis Jr.,
was sworn in at that time as act-
ling chief executive.
OREGON TUESDAY, AUG.
All's Ready For
County Fair To
To SI. 800 Awaiting 4-H
And F. F. A. Exhibitors
Premiums amounting to $1,800 !
will be paid by the fair board to j
4-H and Future Farmers of !
America exhibitors in the first i
county fair in 37 years, which
opens at the fairgrounds Thurs-1
A schedule of events at the fair
was announced today. Poors ol i
the new large exhibit pavilion will I
opes at 10 a. m. and remain open I
until 10 p. m., the three days ol
Judging of home economics ck
hlbits will start Thursday morn
ing. Judplng of livestock will !
start Thursday morning. Judging
of livestock win start t ruiay
morning In the following order:
Sheep, hogs, beef, dairy, chick
ens and rabbits.
At 10 o'clock Friday morning,
the 4-H bread baking contest will
start in the pavilion. The dollar
dinner contest wil be at 330 p. m.,
and the cake baking contest ti
6 p. m.
Showmanship conterts In sheep,
hogs, dairy and beef will start
at 10 a. m. Saturday. At the same
time, a canning contest will be
held in the pavilion.
A second dollar dinner contest
will be held Saturday noon.
Demonstrations in cookery, cloth
ing and rabbit judging are to be
held at 1 p. m. Saturday In the
All 4-H projects will be eligble
for showing in the fair. This in
cludes forestry, woodworking,
clothing, cookery, homemaking,
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Placed On Trial
For War Crimes
HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 23.
(.T) Former German Field Mar
shal Erich von Manstein stepped
into the dock after four years'
wait today to face a British mili
tary court on 17 war crimes
The charges against the 61-year-old
officer arise from his
alleged activities in various high
commands in Poland and Russia,
during World War II.
Von Manstein, who has been a
captive since he surrendered to
the British at Schleswlg-Holsteln
in 1045, faced a tribunal com
posed of two generals, two briga
diers and three colonels of the
The 17 charges In the Indict
ment concern alleged atrocities
against Polish civilians and war
prisoners hy troops of the army
group of w hich von Manstein was
chief of staff under von Rund.
stedt. He is charged with mass
extermination of Jews, forcibly
employing Russian war prisoneis
on work connected with military
operations and forcibly recruiting
tnem to right tneir countrymen.
Von Rundstedt was offered to
testify for him, but the defense
would not say whether the other
had been accepted. Von Rund
stedt was declared in too poor
health by a medical board last
ay to face trial. He is now in
a Hanover hospital.
ARMS AID ACTED
Committee OKs Funds
For Five Nations. Votes
President Right To End
WASHINGTON, Aug. ZI.-l.D The combined Senate commit
tees on foreign relations and armed services today approved S239,
010.000 of arms aid for Greece, Turkey, Iran, Korea and the Philip
The committees delayed until
later this week a decision as
to how much military assistance
shall be given European mem
bers of the Atlantic pact under
President Truman's arms aid pro
gram. Amounts were approved prev
iously by the House, which cut
in half the SI, 160. 190,000 asked
by the president for European
members of the Atlantic alliance.
Chairman Connally told report
ers that his committee also ap
proved amendments bv Senator
Smith iR.-N.J.) pledging tho
United States to exert maximum
efforts to provide the United
Nations with armed forces and
t obtain an agreement for uni
versal regulation and .'eduction
The combined committees act
ed as Senator Wherry (R.-Neb.)
came out flatly In opposition to
any foreign arms program at
Electric Chair Waits
rf. 'iNft: m
MPS. MARTHA BECK
NEW YORK. Aug. 23. (API Mrs. Martin Beck, 29. and
Raymond Fernander, 34, Monday were sentenced to die in the
electric chair the week of Oct. 10 (or the murder of Mrs. Janet
Fay, Albany, N. Y., widow.
Mrs. Beck, 200-pound, 29-year-old divorcee, and Fernandez, a
professional Romeo, were convicted of the bludgeoning and
strangulation of Mrs. Fay last Jan. 4.
The state charged the Fay murder, and two other murders
laid to the defendants in Michigan, grew from a schema to fleece
Five Percenter Hunt Safe
With Truman Or Dewey In.
Prospective Clients Told
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. WWames V. Hunt told a prospective
client after President Truman's election last year that the "official
family are my friends" and he was given "a nice assurance after
On the other hand, he had told another prospective client Just
prior to the election that "if Dewey Is elected . . . then I am In
even a better position than before."
First Round Matches In
Tennis Doubles Slated
All boys taking part in the
youth doubles tennis tournament
are warned by Marlen Yodcr,
tournament director, that tomor
row is the last day that the flr3t
round match may be played.
The second round must be com
pleted hy Aug. 29 and the finals
by Sept. 4. If none of these
matches are played, the cham
pionship will be decided between
Larry Hennlnger-Roy Van Horn
and Wayne Henninger-Ronnie
Groves, as they are the only ones
who have reachen the second
Yodcr said, 'If you cannot ar
range a match with your oppo
nent, let me know Immediately
and it will be decided who has
ACCUSED OF CAR THEFT
Alvin W. Williams, 24, Sacra
mento, Calif., has been lodged in
the county jail, charged with
auto theft, reported Sheriff O. T.
Williams was arrested by Myr
tle Creek city police Aug. 21.
Connally said the committees
aproved another amendment by
Republican Senators Vandenberg
i.Mirh.) and Dulles (N.Y.I Intend
ed to give congress, as well as
the President, power to termi
nate foreign arms aid at any
The Vandenberg-Dulles amend
ment provides for termination of
arms assistance to any nation if
such aid would be inconsistent
with the obligations of the U. S.
under the United Nations char
ter. Under the amendment the Pre
sident could have made such a
determination, or, congress could
do it bv a concurrent resolution.
Conally said the committees
did not consider the amount of
aid to European nations todav.
nor a proposed amendment
which would provide for military
assistance to nationalist China.
For This Pair
RAYMOND FERN AN DES
Hunt, self-styled management
counselor and key figure In a
senate committee's Investigation
of five percenters, also claimed
to oe close to republicans In
"powerful spots" on Capitol hill.
The statements were taken
from Hunt's telephone conversa
tions and letters.
They were read Into committee
records today at hearings on the
activity of five percenters. Those
are persons who, for a fee, help
others get government contracts.
William P. Rogers, chief coun
sel for the special investigations
committee, said the statements
were brought out to show how a
five percenter must adapt him
self to the political tides.
Suspended Officer Linked
Senate investigators brought
out today that MaJ. Gen. Herman
Feldman, after giving informa
tion on army buying plans to
Hunt In 1947, advised a purchas
ing officer to get In touch with
Hunt. He told the officer that
"Hunt has ready entree to the
Feldman, suspended army quar
termaster general, was waiting to
testify when Francis D. Flana
gan, assistant rommittee counsel,
read two letters into the record.
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Air Force Program Cost
Placed Above SI Billion
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23. .1l
The air force gave Congress an
estimate of $1,022,000,000 today
on the cost of the B.16 bomber
The figure came out In testi
mony by Lt. Gen. Edwin W. Raw
lings in the House armed services
committee investigation of the
giant atomic bomb carrier.
Rawilngs followed other high
ranking air force witnesses who
chorused denials that political in
fluence or corruption had any
thing to do with orders tor more
B-36s. The subject of cost has
come up repeatedly in the Investi
gation, which was set off by com
plaints of connections between
high armed forces officials and
the Consolidated Vultee com
pany, makers of the huge plane.
Harry Lauder, Comedian
In Serious Condition
STRATHAVEN, Scotland, Aug.
23. (ill Sir Harry Lauder 79, is
In "very serious" condition, his
doctor said today.
They disclosed that the bandy
legged Scottish comedian, whose
antics delighted the entire English-speaking
world, is suffering
from uremia and blood-clots on
The thrombosis (clots) w'as re
ported yesterday to be In his legs.
Men Fight To
Toll Includes Valuable
Timber, Livestock, Life
Of One Man, In Idaho
iBr th AMOcUUd Prawl
Thousands of men struggled to
day to halt the spread of forest
fires in the United States and
Flames licked at tlmberland In
Maine, In western and far west
ern states and In Quebec.
Scores of persons were evacu
ated from their homes, hundred
of livestock perished and thous
ands ol acres oi orusn ana urn
berland wereb urned over .
Officials In San Diego county,
California declared an emergen
cy condition when one new fire
broke out and other minor blazes
The new fire raged In Deluz
canvon, north of Fallbrook, Cal.
Scores of settlers fled before the
flames. Three small ranches were
burned and hundreds of live
stock Derished. The fire swept
over more than 1.000 acres In
In Quebec, army and civilian
fighters won a battle against a
(ive-mile-wide fire and saved the
Laurcnthian mountain villages of
Terrebonne Heights and Pincourt
from threatened destruction.
A shift In the wind contributed
to their efforts, the two villages
are 25 miles north of Montreal.
Forecasts of scattered showers
oromlsed aid for 1,300 firefight
ers battling more than 100 fop.
est blazes in northern Ontario.
Foresty officials directing opera
tions bv radio and aircraft said
they believed the fires could be
held, barring sudden shifts of
In Maine more than a dozen
fires burned in brush, slash and
timberland. Austin H. Wilklnj.
deputy forest commissioner, said
the state was last approacning
the extreme droupht conditions ol
1947. In that year forest fires
in Maine cost 16 lives and S30,-
Fighters Cain Elsewhere
As these tires narea, weary
crews continued their battle
against days-old fires In other
mountainous western states.
In Idaho, some gains were made
after wind driven fires roared out
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Interest Rates On
U. S. Securities
Will Be Slashed
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23.-VP)
The Treasury next month la
f;oing to cut the rate of interest
t pays on certain securities. The)
Idea presumaoiy is to neip oust
ness a bit as well as save soma
Interest on the big and growing
To refund $1,292,443,600 In two
percent bonds falling due Septem
ber 15, the Treasury announced
last night, it will offer a like
amount In one-year debt certifi
cates paying Just 1 18 percent In
terest instead of the 1 14 percent
rate of recent months.
Furthermore, the Treasury said,
more one-year certificates rate
unspecified as yet will be of
fered to refund $6,535,1(11,000 in
old debt certificates falling due
Also, It added, Treasury notes,
a form of security which has be
come fairly rare in recent times,
will be Issued "in connection with
the refunding of the ( $2,097,615,
100) Treasury bonds called for
redemption on Dec. 15, 1949." But
nothing was said about how long
the notes will run or what inter
est they will carry.
Throughout most of 1948, the
Treasury boosted Interest rates on
its short-term securities-r eay
bills and one year certificates as
an anti-inflationary move. The
idea was that as money would be
dearer, rates on some business
loans would go up too as they
did and there would be some dis
couragement of business borrow
ing. With the administration openly
concerned more with deflation
than inflation nowadays, it ap
peared that the Treasury was
hopeful of getting reverse results
by lowering its rates: perhaps
causing a fall in rates for some
forms of business loans, thus en
couraging businessmen to step up
Gun Death Of Lane County
Man Under Inquiry
EUGENE, Aug. 23. (.T) The
Lane county coroner's office was
investigating today the death ot
Robert Ivan Toppendorf, 26,
Swisshome, found at home with a
.22 caliber bullet in his head.
Deputy Coroner Fred Buell said
the pistol was founr' beside the
body. The body was found Satur
day night when the parent;, Mr.
and Mrs. P. I. Toppendorf. went
to his room. They had thought
the voung man was In Eugene.
Levity Fact Rant
By L. F. Relzenstei
Is still striving for a loan of $1
million. As a last resort it might
enqaqe the services of the In-
fallible Five Percenters now
1 temporarily disengaged at