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BEVERLY FAITH KRUECER
Eighteen-year-old girl froml'ormer navy fighter pilot
Tht Dalles who won the title ot
"Milt Oregon" at the third an
nual Mils Oregon Pageant at
Seaiide July 22, 23, and 24. She
it representing the state of Ore
gon at the Miss American
Pageant at Atlantic City.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
ERE Is an Interesting dispatch.
Why it Is Interesting will be
ep-devHoped-lateF--on -toni pieces
' "riAfoncA Spsretarv Tenuis John-
son (in Washington) last night
answered protest! against trans
fer of military aircraft produc
tion from Boeing Airplane com
pany (in Seattle) to the Midwest
(Wichita, Kansas) with the as
sertion that it's all a misunder
"'It was never Intended to
manufacture this airplane (the
B-37) at Seattle,' Johnson assert
ed. The airforce gave this matter
grave consideration from the
very beginning and decided that
this should not be done. The Boe
ing company originally advocated
the Seattle location, but later
agreed with the air force that
the work should be undertaken in
HERE is what it is all about:
We've staked our military
future pretty largely on the B-47,
hich is a world-ranging bomber
that can strike ANYWHERE IN
f ; THE WORLD from existing
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; .alcland's New High
School Ready Sept. 9
Oakland's new high school
building will be turned over to
the school district Sept. 9. with
the architects' final inspection to
be held at that time, according to
M. L. Gilbreath, principal.
Classes in the new building will
begin Sept. 12, a week later than
Gilbreath requested all high
school students who are new in
the district and those who have
not previously scheduled classes
for this year to report at the old
high school building offices
Wednesday, Sept. 7. Hours are
from 9 to 12 noon.
West Roseburg Sanitary
i District Election Slated
jLe iLiaalmri Plnnnnrl
Explanation of proposed sani -
ftarv improvements for the West
ii-whurc area will be given at a
1 k' f.n.H hMnre the
c al election Oct. 6.
cial election m. o.
i rnw chairman of the West
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-burg sanitary comm ttee. said
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'ers will be told atthe meeting.
e of which will be announced
The election, when residents
ill vote on the proposal to ere-
.. the west nosepurg sniiny,0n road, ana oacx to tne city
strict, will be held the first limits.
lursdav in October, from 8 a. m. Rowe announced that Sylvia
g p. m., at the Free Methodist J pierce and Dorothy Gorthy will
urch. : serve as election Judges, and Mrs.
At the same time, voters will , Paul Abeel. Myrtle Baker and Me.
e electing three directors to the lissa McGregor will be clerks of
ard of the proposed district. , the election.
Berea Residents Launch
Protest Of Low Flying
Planes In Big Classic
CLEVELAND, Sept. 6 P
Sport flying's richest and tough
est race faced a new threat to
continuance today with the death
of Distance Flier Bill Odom and
two suburban residents.
Odom's death plunge into a
Berca home during the second
lap of the Thompson trophy
event yesterday revived the pro
tests ot area residents against
the low flying speedsters, shriek
ing over their homes at 400
miles an hour. The dark green
racer, converted fighter, rip
ped through the house, killing
Mrs. Jeanne Laird, 24, and her
year-old son, Craig.
Odom was flying an F-51 Mus
tang owned by Aviatrix Jacque
Cook Cleland of Cleveland,
the ThomDSon tronhv and $19,-
100 witii a new record speed of
397 . dies an hour. He also won
in 1947 with a record 398 MPH
that stood until yesterday.
Cleland's new mnrk was the
last of a series established during
three dpys of competition. Rec
ords were pushed up in both the
propeller and Jet divisions ol
the Bendix cross-country races,
the Goodyear races for midget
planes, the Sohio and Tinnerman
trophy races, and the jet divi
sion of the Thompson.
The Thompson, a free-for-all,
is the traditional classic of air
races. But complaints about the
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In Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Sept.
6. (P Fifty . two blondes and
brunettes but no redheads to
day begin the annual battle for
Miss America crown and all that
goes with It.
For a week the girls will com
pete in various phases of the con
test. And the final Judgment on
beauty must be on the up and
up no "falsies" or padding in
the bathing suits is allowed
Contestants cannot drink intox
icating liquors or see their boy
friends during the contest un
der the Miss America rules. Each
will be chaperoned by a local
The girls represent 45 states,
four big cities, Hawaii, Puerto
Rico and Canada. Only three
states Delaware, Idaho and
Rhode Island don't have an en
try. New York, Chicago, Phila
delphia and Washington each
sent an entry.
The pageant opens this after
noon at 3 p. m. with a Mardi
Gras parade on the Boardwalk.
The first preliminary contest is
set for tomorrow night at Con
vention hall. The field will be
narrowed to 15 on Saturday
night, and from these the new
Miss America will be chosen.
During three nights of preli
minaries the girls will be Judged
on their figures in bathing suits,
their poise in evening gowns and
their talent. Personalities will be
assessed by the judges at break
fasts each morning.
A 55,000 scholarship goes witn
.v. itlA nt Mice Invrifa
Last year's queen Bebe Shopp
of Hopkins. Minn. netted a re
ported $50,000 during the year
tor personal appearances. She
recently returned from a Euro
The 14 runners-up will share
another $20,000 In scholarships.
1 Rowe emphasized that only
I rpgisi erru uiei s romm
,n boundaries of the proposed
I district are eligible to vote.
ne boundary will extend from
. Roseburg city
Minus iiueisevi inr uiri initr ui
,h(, L mpqua river down.
stream to the east property line
I of ,he Mr, g,,, Brown prop.
er1y. , ,ne Mei
i roa(j and along the west property
. iin t ih. Herschel D. Scott
property to the old Coos Bay wag-
Goes On Trial
For Murder Today
Trial of Victoria Sanders on a
charge of murder opened In cir
cuit court this morning The task
of selecting a Jury was expected
to last most of the day, with both
the state and the defense ques
tioning prospective Jurors at
Cast In the role of prosecutor
is Douglas county's young district
attorney, Robert G. Davis, who
himself has served as defense
counsel in two previous murder
trials. He is being assisted by
Dudley Walton, his law partner
and assistant district attorney.
Miss Sanders, the accused, sat
with her defense counsel, Paul
E. Geddes and Carl Felker. An
attractive brunette, 21 years old.
she appeared quite composed dur
ing the proceedings. She was
dressed in a simple, pale blue
dress and black slippers.
Questions asked by the prose
cution Indicated the state might
attempt to prove that Miss San
ders lived with Ralph Mojonnier
"as a wife" and that she bore a
child "which may or may not
have been the child of the de
ceased" and that he "refused to
Mojonnier was found dead with
a gunshot wound in his head at
his small cabin, two miles west
of Drain, Sept 28, 1947. A .22
caliber rifle from which a bullet
had been fired lay beside the
body, according to police.
Miss Sanders, who has been
serving in the state penitentiary
on three separate bad check
charges, for which she was sen
tenced to one year each, was re
turned here for the murder trial.
She allegedly had cashed the
checks in Drain and left for Port
land a few hours after the dis
covery of Monjonnier's death in
The questioning of prospective
jurors this morning proceeded
without either prosecution or de
fense rejecting anyone. One wo
man raised possible doubts about
capital punishment for the de
fendant, should she be convicted,
but she was passed by both sides.
Man On Street
Jack Haney, 23, Roseburg, was
taken to Mercy hospital and re
leased without treatment this
morning after being struck bv
an unknown hit and run driver
and thrown a distance of approxi
mately 15 feet. Police Chief Cal
vin H. Baird said today.
Accoraing to police reports,
Haney started across Jackson
street when he observed a sedan
swerving toward him on the
wrong side of the street. Hs
ran back toward the curb and
just as his left foot reached the
curb, the car struck his right
side, throwing him through tiie
He reported to the hospital but
left without waiting for treat
ment, hospital officials said.
City police are investigating
the accident, aided by a descrip
tion of the car and its occupants,
furnished by the victim.
A second accident, involving
cars driven by Harry Adolph
Miller, Eugene, and Archie B.
Coys, Roseburg, resulted In dam
age to both vehicles, Chief Baird
Coys was cited for operating a
motor vehicle with defective
brakes when he was unable to
stop his car in time to avoid hit
ting the Miller vehicle at the
corner of Stephens and Haynes
streets, Baird said.
Publie Hearing Is Set '
On Fluid Milk Prices
A public hearing to consider re
vision of minimum prices paid
producers for fluid milk and
wholesole and retail prices to con
sumers in the Douglas county
marketing area will be held in
the city hall, Roseburg, Thursday,
Sept. 15, at 1:15 p.m., according
to notices issued by the State
Vllk Marketing administration.
Melvin J. Conklin, examiner
for the Milk Marketing adminis
tration is in charge of the hear
ing, which is expected to estab-
ohii-mi uaia ior minimum
milk and cream prices schedules
under conditions now prevailing
nsn oniciai data tor minimum
in hub area.
The Douglas county hearing la
one of a series being held to in
vestigate costs and other factors
affecting the production and dls
tribution of milk in the bottle and
CITID FOR SPEEDING
Fred Otto Gilbert. Portland,
was cited for violation of the
basic rule when he failed to make
a curve on the Pacific highway
Sunday afternoon. State Police
Sgt. Lyle Harrell reported todav.
Sgt. Harrell said Gilbert was
charged with speeding.
ROSEBURG. OREGON TUUESDAY. SEPT. 6, 1949
Ross Every Is Winner
Of Top Money; Parade
Lasts For 40 Minutes
Crowds estimated at more
than 1,500 persons witnessed the
annual Saddle Pals rodeo at
Myrtle Creek Sunday and Mon
day. Almost 100 cowboys took
part in the show, while scores
of riders participated in the
parade, grand entry, and in
Ross Every took top money
as all 'round champion cowboy,
while Pat Ronk, pretty rodeo
queen, was picked as the all
'round champion cowgirl.
A "fast show," the rodeo took
two hours and 20 minutes to run
off both days, while the big
parade through Myrtle Creek's
downtown streets took 40 min
utes to pass a given point.
The Monday morning parade,
described as the largest ever
held at Myrtle Creek, featured
colorful floats, costumed horse
men, and representatiori by civic
Mrs. Lottie Weaver, 86 years
old, Myrtle Creek pioneer, rode
in the parade and in the grand
entry into the arena, clad in an
old-fashioned riding habit. She
complained that her horse "didn't
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Forced To Give
Up Channel Try r
IN THE ENGLISH CHAN
NEL, Sept. 6 CP) Shirley
May France failed in a gallant
attempt to swim the English
channel today after battling her
way through swirling tides to
within less than six miles of her
goal the White Cliffs of Dover.
Robbed of all her strength by
the Icy water and swift currents
of the channel, the Somerset.
Mass., schoolgirl was dragged
moaning from the water. She
struggled to keep from being
pulled into the boat. In tears she
pleaded for a chance to keep on.
The end came at 4:05 p.m.
(8:05 a.m. PDT) after she had
been in the icy water 10J hours.
Observers estimated she swam
more than 30 miles on a zig
"Please plrase leave me In,"
the pretty 17-year-old swimmer
pleaded with her coach, Harry
She had fought to keep up the
battle, spurred on by a message
from her mother and by the
shouted encouragement of her
father, J. Walter France, who
was on one of the boats accom
The Dover cliffs, shining In
the sun, had been within her
view for two and a half hours.
"Look how near it Is," she cried
hysterically when she sought to
fight off attempts to make her
It is 19 miles across the Eng
lish channel but the flow ot
tides force swimmers' to travel a
much greater distance.
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'HEAR OEM BELLS' School bells, that is. Roteburg's senior hig h school looked like this Tuesday morning as students piled trom
school buies, private een, and arrived on foot for the first de y ef the current school yeer. Clasiei began promptly at :50 this
morning for an anticipated reeerd enrollment. Principal George Eriekson said 475 students were expected at both the junior and
senior high schools. By Saturday, each school had 430 registered, with late comers expected fe iwi the total to a new record
high. Meanwhile, other school grounds resembled the en pictured above i youngiters crowded M the city's four grade schools
end two parochial schools. (Phete by Paul Jenkins.)
Plane Crashes Into House
STATE FAIR ATTRACTS
Roseburg Youths Entries
Win; Record Attendance
And Betting Are Reported
SALEM, Sept. 6. UP) Every attendance and betting record
was broken as the Oregon state fair opened Its week's show Monday.
Opening day attendance was 77,870, compared with the previous
record of 77,366 on Labor day, 1946. It was 5,000 more than on last
year's opening day.
Concessionaires reported It was
a free-spending crowd. They said
they cleaned up more than on
any day since the war began.
And it was a free betting
crowd, too. They bet $100,409 on
the horse races, and would have
bet much more than that If the
betting clerks could have taken
care of them. This shattered all
records, being $19,000 more than
the previous betting mark set on
Labor day of last year.
Awards at the state fair to
day Included the following:
Wade Werhlngton, Douglas
county, first place corn display
for western Oregon; Ervin
Strltzke and Ed Strltike, both
of Roseburg, first and second
respectively for cantaloupe The
corn display was entered In
4-H classes, the cantaloupe in
Future Farmers of America.
During most of the day, traffic
was Jammed for two miles In
each fiirectlon on the Pacific
But today the crowd will be
much less, as Tuesday usually
is the lightest day of the week
Tomorrow will be another big
day, as it will be Salem day and
U. S. Sen. Wayne Morse con
tinued his long record of win
ning horse show events last night.
He won grand champion In Am
erican horse competition pn Sir
George Jacobs, McMinnvllle
bov, was chosen grand champion
dairy showman of the Future
The girls got some competition
today In their 4-H club Dollar
dinner contest at the State Fair.
Jim Jimmerson, 16, Hoskins,
entered the contest against 14
f;lrls He Is the first boy to enter
t In many years.
The purpose of the Dollar din
ner la to cook a meal for four
persons and spend only $1.80.
The extra 80 cents Is the result
of the inflation since the limit
Glendale Man Jailed
For Venison Possession
Harry Truman Cllne. 36, Glen
dale, is In custody in the county
jail In lieu of payment of a fine
of $100 for illegal possession of
venison. State Police Sargeant
Lyle Harrell reported today.
Cllne was taken Into custody
Saturday following an Investiga
tion by State Policeman Fred L.
Perry and Virgil Simpson, of the
game law enforcement division.
The deer allegedly was killed
Aug. 31. The officers, it was
stated, located a stand from
which the deer had been shot,
found where the animal had been
dressed out and traced the meat
to Cllne's cabin near Glendale.
Arraigned Saturday In Judge
Robert Jones' Justice court at
Glendale, Cline pleaded guilty to
the charge, Harrell said, and was
sentenced to Jail when the fine
was not paid. His rifle was con
fiscated by the court.
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Toft Creek Fire
Umpqua National Forest Super
visor M. M. Nelson said today the
Taft Creek forest fire, the worst
so far this summer, is now com
pletely under control, with crews
remaining on the Job to mop up.
According to Nelson, approxi
mately 400 acres, most of It vir
gin timber, was involved. A defi
nite estimate has not yet been
made, pending a survey.
The Shelton Burr Logging com
pany suffered the loss of one
power saw In addition to the one
which exploded and reportedly
caused the blaze. Guy lines, valued
at several thousand dollars, .ilso
were lost. Fire fighters were able
to save three tractors and two
donkey engines belonging to the
Nelson said a total of 150 forest
service and logging comoanv em
ployees lought the blaze. A fire
line was thrown around the area
and a secondary line was cut Into
another area, which threatened
to jump over. About 120 men re
main at the scene lor mop up
duty, Nelson said.
"Cats" and tank trucks, loaned
by tne Youngs Bay Lumber com
pany and Updr grave trucking
company, were used in quelling
the blaze. Fire fighters were also
aided Monday by favorable
Vice President Berkley
To Dance With Widow
ST. LOUIS, Sept. S.-tTt
Vice President Alben W. Bark ley
and Mrs. Carleton S. Hadley are
going dancing at the Chase hotel
At noon they will have lunch
together and then do some win
Their plans were made known
by Mrs. Hadley, the object of
Barkley's non-political attentions.
The vice president, Mrs. Had
ley said, will leave St. Louis to
morrow for Springfield, III..
where he has a speaking engage
ment on inursday.
Barlcley came here by plane
Sunday Lorn his home at Padu-
cah, Ky. He again denied that he
planned to marry 37-year-old Mrs.
Hadley, an attractive widow.
Mt. Nebo'i Face Bare
Senior Class Numerals
Class numerals, 50, were
painted en the face of Mt.
Nebo this morning to mark the
opening day ef school. Inter
class rivslries over the numbers
on the mountain have flour
ished almost half a century.
Slays 12 On
Worst Mass Slaughter
In History Is Report;
Assailant Bombed Out
CAMDEN, N. J., Sept. 6. (JPl
A 28-year-old army veteran on
a maniacal rampage today killed
12 persons on a busy Camden
Five others were wounded.
Detective Marshall Thompson
Identified the killer as Harold
Unruh of Camden. A quiet, well
dressed young man, his neighbors
said they knew little about him.
The street "looked like a battle
field," Thompson said. "He (Un
ruh) turned that German luger
loose on those people like ducks
in a pond."
Killed in the 45-minute hall of
bullets were five men, five
women and two boys, aged two
Police authorities here said they
believe It was the worst mass
slaughter on a city street In the
It all began quietly enough.
Unruh walked out of his house,
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On Yellow Lights
Police Chief Calvin .H. Baird to
day reminded motorists that the
yellow "caution" lights, Installed
on several , Stephens street Inter
sections, is a warning to drivers
not to enter the intersections. - -According
to te law, the chief
said, motorists are to clear the in
tersections if their cars are al
ready there at the time the light
turns yellow. Drivers not in the
intersections must stop ana wan
for the light to flash the green
"go ahead signal.
Above all, Baird said, Drivers
are not to enter the intersection
after the light has turned from
fireen to yellow, or before the yd
ow light has turned to green.
"Several accidents have re
sulted recently, believed to have
been caused by the failure to ob
serve this traffic law," Chief
Baird said. '
According to Baird, local police
officers have been asked to be on
the lookout for motorists who dis
regard the ruling. Citations for
failing to observe traffic signals
will be issued all olienaers.
Two Cited To Appear
On Drunk Driving Charges
Two Douglas county men were
arrested over the weekend, on
separate counts of driving under
the influence of intoxicating liq
uor. State Police Sgt. Lyle Har
rell said todav.
Melton Plummer, Myrtle Creek,
was booked at the county Jail,
following a traffic accident on
the Pacific highway two miles
north of Roseburg.
Sgt. Harrell said George Wash
ington Flnley, Idleyld route, was
arrested Tuesday at 12:40 a. m.
when officers observed his car
belne driven "all over the road.
Both men are to appear in Jus
tice court tin morning.
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Father And Daughter
Hospitalized In Local
Holiday Auto Tragedy .
The weekend accident toll took
the lives of two children In this
county Sunday A six-year-old boy
died from traffic injuries, while
a 10-year-old girl was fatally
wounded by a splinter as the slid
down a bannister.
State Police Sgt. Lvle Harrell
said Perry Butler, 6, died at Mer
cy hospital Sunday evening from
injuries received when his fath
er's car went off an embankment
of the Pacific highway near Kel-
leys Korner, five mile south of
here, at 4 a. m.
The same accident hospitalized
the father, James Butler, Rose
burg, and another child. Kath
erlne, 7, who suffered a leg frac
ture. Sgt. Harrell said the car
was traveling south and was car
ried 264 feet after leaving the
highway, before coming to a stop.
Sgt. Harrell said Butler was
unable to give an account of the
accident, when he was taken to
the hospital. He received bruiee
and facial lacerations, but was re
leased from the hospital later in
the day. Apparently no other car
The Butler boy was born Aug.
19, 1943, in Roseburg. Surviving
are his parents and two sisters,
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IXLISSMLL, i. i., sepi. o,
(JPi Paul Robeson supporters.
protesting tne violence that swept
the countryside after his concert
near here Sunday, have called on
President Truman to help "re- w
store law and order In New Yorle v
But Westchester county District'
Attorney George M. Fanellt, who
had over-all command of a force
of 900 law enforcement officers,
says they did a "magnificent Jpb.
The left-wln Negro slngefs
sympathizers also have demanded
tne impeachment ot uov. Thomas
E. Dewey and Westchester coun
ty officials for not preventing the
five-hour sooting v,
.' More than 100 persons were In
jured as anti-leftist demonstrator '
hurled rocks and other missile
at autos and buses carrying the
concert crowd home.
More than a dozen persona
were arrested on various charges.
Windows q hundreds of ve
hicles were smashed in scattered
attacks spread over many miles
of roads in the suburbs 40 miles
north of New York City. At least
eight autos and an empty bus
were overturned. ,
Robeson charged yesterday
that many of the 10,000 concert
goers were "attacked by arms ot
the state and local goverrunent."
He called the concert crowd
"peacefully assembled American
The district attorney, comment
In? on the fact that the heavy
police force prevented any serious
disorder before and during the
concert on an abandoned golf -course,
"There would have been mast
killing if they hadn't kept con
trol at the danger center in the
concert area. Even with 200 more
officers, we couldn't have pro
tected all the roads."
Officers took more than 200
baseball bats from Robeson sym
pathizers before the concert,
Police also seized some bayo
nets and rifle bolts from among
4,000 veterans and other antl
Robesonites who started a noisy
protest parade in front of the
' Da,e.U.,.M T.UMhANS. Cjh
Employees Will Ballot
Roseburg employees of the Pa
clllc Telephone and Telegraph
company will vote during the
week of Sept. 12 In a National
Labor Relations board election to
determine their collective bar
gaining agency, C. H. Wright,
president of the Oregon Tele
phone union Division 21, CWA
CIO, announced today.
The employees will have the
option of voting either by mail or
manually at 115 Mosher street
(new telephone building). The
manual balloting will take place
Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 7 a.m.
to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to
6 p.m. The mail ballots must be
In the Portland office of the Na
tional Labor Relations board by
Sent. Ij to be counted.
The ballots will contain the
question, "Do you wish to be rep
resented for purposes of collec
tive bargaining by Oregon Tele
phone Union Division No. 21,
CWA-CIO." The employees will
vote "yes" or "no" on the ques
tion. Supreme Court Justice
Rutledge Is Improved
YORK, Me.. Sept. B.JPVSu.
fireme Court Justice Wiley B. Rut
edge has emerged sufficiently
from a coma to talk to member
of his family and nurses, a hos
pital spokesman said today.
The 55-year old Jurist has suf
fered a cerebral hemorrhage.
Dr. Elmer Tower said Justice
Rutledge continues to hold a
slight Improvement noted yester
oay, wnen ne iook nourishment
for the first time since he tank
into a coma last Friday.