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LAST PICTURE OF BILL ODOM Bill Odom, killed on the lecond
lap of th Thompson Trophy Race at the National Air Races in
Cleveland when hit dark green "Begulne" crashed, walks wing
in stocking feet with plane owner, Jacqueline Cochran Odium
(Sept. 3) after Odom won the open-class, closed course event.
Mrs. Odium also is in stocking feet to protect finish. Actually
Odom always flew with his shoes off. (AP wirephoto.)
CAMDEN SLAYINGS RISE
Thirteenth Victim Dies
After Shooting By Beserk
Veteran In Tragic Affair
CAMDEN, N. J Sept. 7. The toll in Camden'i river
road mass shooting rose to 13 today with the death of 10-year-old
The youngster was the third member of his family claimed by
the bullets of a stalking gunman who turned a city block into a
place of terror yesterday.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
FOR weeks the papers have been
full of this "five per center"
business. Maybe you understand
it, nd maybe you don't. Let's try
taking it apart to see what makes
Its wheels go around.
A FIVE-PERCENTER Is a per
ron, usually a resident of
Washington, who will agree to
help you get some business from
the government if you will pay
him a fee. The average fee is
aro'ind live per cent Hence the
term "five per center."
' The business Itself sprouted out
of the growing complexity of our
federal government in the New
D.'al and the later and far
more complex New-Deal-plus-the-war-effort
days. In the beginning,
it worked this way:
You came to Washington be
cause Washington was (and still
is) the nation's county seat. Your
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Mother And Children
Injured In Train Crash
MILWAUKEE, Ore., Sept. 7
(IP) A small boy, his mother anJ
two sisters were injured ycster
dty when a truck in which they
were riding was struck by a
freight train engine at a crossing
State police said Mrs. Arleta
Cendania, 28, who operates a
small vegetable farm east of
here, was driving home with the
children. Two-year-old David
suffered a leg fracture and in
ternal injuries. His mother and
sisters, Darelene, 5, and Donna,
7, suffered cuts and briises.
The northbound Southern Paci
fic was not moving fast, police
said. The engine ('hed the
flatbed truck along the rail and
then lipped it off the nght-of-vny.
Turkey Prices Will Beat
Support Prices, Predicts
Roseburg Labor Day Visitor
Turkey prices during the forthcoming holiday marketing season
will "beat support prices," in the opinion of Herbert Beyers, Salt
Lake, manager of the Norbest Turkey Growers association.
Beyers, formerly of Roseburg
and manager of the Oregon Tur
key Growers association prior to
assuming his present position,
spent the Labor day weekend vis
iting his mother, Mrs. Cora M.
Beyers, Roseburg. and friends in
this area. He left Tuesday for
Portland to take the plane for
Consumption of turkevs is sur
prisingly good at present. Bey
ers reports. Storage holdings are
about the same as last year at
the same time, but are moving
The boy's mother and grand
mother were killed beside him as
they sat In their car waiting for
a traffic light. a
Three other persons were
wounded in the hail of gunire.
Meanwhile, thousands of curi
osity seekers flocked to the scene
to examine at first hand the bul
let holes and other mute evidence
of the massacre described by po
lice as the worst street shooting
in the nation's history.
While the stunned families of
the victims prepared to bury their
dead, police maintained a round-the-clock
vigil at the hospital bed
side of Howard Unruh, 28-year-old
Bible-reading war veteran
who collected guns as a hobby.
A bullet was removed from Un
run's hip last night at Cooper
hospital less than 12 hours after
he had pumped 33 shots from a
German luger automatic In a
methodical door-to-door search
for human targets.
Captured when police tear gas
bombs forced him from his own
barricaded bedroom, Unruh later
was found to have the hip wound.
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Czech Claims Are
U. S. Ambassador
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Sept.
7. P U. S. Ambassador Joseph
Jacobs today termed undigm-
fied" and a propaganda gesture
a Czech note protesting the al
leged kidnapping of 23 Czecho
slovaks by American soldiers.
The note claimed the Ameri
cans kidnapped 22 Czech soldiers
and a small boy at the border of
Czechoslovakia and the U. S. zone
of Germany on Aug. 27.
Jacobs made his charges in a
statement handed to correspond
ents at an embassy news confer
ence. The communist-led Czech gov
ernment had protested the alleged
incident in a sharply-worded note
handed to the American embassy
here last night.
An hour and a half later the
official Prague radio was broad
casting the protest note.
out at a faster pacej A drop in
prices has resulted In much bet
ter market demand, Beyers re
Net to grower prices locally
now prevail at around 40-41 cents
on grade A hens and 30-32 cents
on toms. Bevers said, as com
pared with support prices of 39 40
and 2S-J1 cents, varying by
weights. He anticipates some
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Generally fair today and
Thursday with morning fog I
Sunset today 4:31 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 5:45 a. m.
City Council Action On Airport Is
Public Housing, Street
Work, Garbage, Rett
Rooms Art Considered
What the council did:
Heard discussion of proposed
Moved to request 100 new low
rental housing units for the
Discussed and acted on street
widening and Improvements.
Heard readings on garbage
collection and garbage dump
to pay August claims
against the city.
Postponed action on resolu
tions requesting spraying of
Roseburg as check on diseases
Approved request for police
car radio installations.
The city council highlighted a
three-hour meetine at the citv
hall last night with a discussion
of the proposed airport improve
ment, wun aeniiue action post
poned until more information is
Council members felt they
were unable to go ahead with
specific planning until at least a
tentative total cost estimate is
submitted by the Civil Aeronau-
Ics authority. The council is also
awaiting the completion of the
city engineer's survev.
Considerable discussion was
raised as to the most suitable site
for the airport, with some council
members viewing the' opinion
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In Tyee Brush,
Home of Will Damewood, near
the Tyee bridge, about 20 miles
north and west of here, was de
stroyed in a brush and pasture
fire yesterday, reported U. F. Mc
Laughlin, dispatcher for the
Douglas Forest Protective asso
ciation. Full report on the fire had not
yet been received here this morn
ing, said McLaughlin. It is be
lieved the fire may have started
from a spark remaining from a
100-acre incendiary fire in that
vicinity a few days ago.
McLaughlin said another fire
below the association's Elkton
camp, between highway 38 and
Elk creek, was extinguished yes
terday. It was about half an acre
in extent, and was believed
started from a cigarette tossed
from a passing car.
Ray B. Hampton, fire control
officer for the Umpqua National
forest, said the fire on Little Taft
creek is "Just about ready" to be
placed on a patrol basis. About
40 men still remain on the scene,
and are mopping up the north
west corner, where the fire
covers about three or four acres.
Crews on the fire were cut
down last night, said Hampton.
The terrain is so rugged, that the
men cannot hope to put out the
fire completely, but will maintain
a patrol around the outer peri
meter for a few days more.
Trucker To Test Law's
Legality On Loading
MEDFORD. SeDt. 7. IJPi A
Southern Oregon Truckers'
league member has decided to
test the state highway weight
formula for logging vehicles.
John t. Sample. Talent. Dleaded
Innocent yesterday on a charge
of operating an overweight truck.
He was arraigned before Justice
of the Peace W. P. Tucker.
Sample argued that the charge
was niea under a misinlerpreta
tlon of the formula. Deputy Dis
trict Attorney raui riavlland
agreed at the hearine that on
the basis of his own reading of
the formula. Sample's argument
was correct. The hearing was ad
journed pending additional infor
mation from the state weigh
master. Jack Shook Is Charged
With Drunk Driving
When Jack Rufus Shook, 25, of
Roseburg crowded a state police
car off a curve of the Pacific
highway, two miles north of
Roseburg, at 11:15 last night, he
was arrested on a charge of
Sgt. Lyle Harrell said Shook't
'erratic driving attracted the
attention of the officer, who then
investigated and arrested Shook,
who is to be arraigned in jus
tice court today.
Report that the Tyee Lumber
company store was Durglarized
by ,statehpol'is'gt LyltT'liarrell
reported this morning.
The city council last night
voted to delay action on resolu
tions endorsed by five Roseburg
service and fraternal organiza
tions asking the city to spray the
area with a DDT mixture as a
check against communicable di
seases and insects.
The resolution, presented by
Avery Thompson, cited the recent
"outbreak" of polio cases in
Douglas county and the abund
ance of mosquitoes in the city as
tne neea ior tne spray treatment
Cro posed. The move was endorsed
y representatives of the Elks
lodge. Rotary, Active, Jaycees
and the Business and Professional
According to the resolution, an
emergency was declared to exist
in this area because of four polio
cases discovered within the past
montn. tiiecuveness oi tne spray
was pointed out by citing the ex
perience of Ontario, Ore., where
polio has declined, incident with
the application of the sprav treat
ment. Such action is also reported
ly underway In other Oregon cit
ies. Estimated cost of the spray
ing, to be done by plane, was ap
of Mayor Albert Hegel, the coun
cil voted to await further investi
gation by the organizations spon
soring the resolution, with City
Manager Matt Slankard in
structed to contact other cities
where the project has been car
ried out. Councilmen also sug
gested that the county be con
tacted as to its thought on the
matter, with the view that the
city and county cooperate if the
project seems advisable.
Tualatin River Polution
Study Is Now Underway
FOREST GROVE, Sept. T
Pollution of thetTualatin river
in a sector where fish life has
been destroyed was being studied
today by the State Game and
Sanitary commission officials.
Sportsmen here have also en
tered the investigation seeking
an explanation for the discolora
tion of the water and death of
countless trout, salmon and scrap
Sanitary Commission Engineer
K. H. Spies reported the declin
ing oxygen content of the stream
at a point near Cornelius has
been observed for a long period.
Trout as large as IS inches have
been killed. Some have been
skimmed off the river for evi
dence in any future legal action.
Spies said the Stimson Lum
ber company, which had been
cited for polluting Scroggins
creek earlier this year, had cor
rected the mill situation. He said
the mill was not suspected in
the present pollution.
Honolulu Bound Plane
Turns Back After Fire
MEDFORD, Ore., Sept. 7. (!P
A Northwest Airlines DC-4
landed here safely today after
turning back on a Seattle-to-Hono-lulu
flight when a warning light
indicated fire in the baggage
Fire extinguishers were used
while the plane was returning
here, and on landing, baggage
was removed and no evidence
could be found that there had
been a fire, officials said.
The plane carried 11 passengers
and six crewmen. Capt. R. O. Pol
hamus was In command. It turn
ed back when about 31 hours out
Cargo consisted chiefly of baby
chicks and perishables. All but a
few of the chicks were killed by
the fumes from the fire extin
guishers. Included in the cargo was a
box of fruit which had left here
only yesterday for Portland.
DEATH SCENE Tha iurv in
w'r " bodV ef R'Ph Mojonnier w., found deed, Oct. 28.
I highway 31. two miles west of Drain.
OREGON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 1949
Jury To View
Victoria Sanders Fate
At Stake In Trial;
Testimony Begins Today
: Hve men and seven women
will decide the guilt or inr.ocence
of Victoria Sanders, in her mur
der trial which opened In cir
cuit court Tuesday.
The Jury was selected late yes
terday afternoon, after lengthy
questioning of propsectlve jurors
by both the state and the de
fense. After court convened this
morning, the jury departed by
bus for Drain, to view the house
where Ralph Mojonnier was
found dead Oct. 28. 1947.
Opening statements to the jury
were to be made this afternoon,
after the return of the court from
The Jury Includes Greta Cas
kev. Marybelle Beckley, Roscoe
Conn, Melba L. Smith. Hayden
H. DeCamp, Ann Machen, Cleo
Tipton, Greta Berrie. Conley C.
Shelton. Winona P. Bailey, and
Katherine E. Young, alternate,
(see story on Page 11.)
Idaho Girl Faces
In Father's Death
SANDPOINT, Idaho, Sept. 7.
OP) First degree murder
charees were filed today against
Charlotte Burns, a ls-year-oia
farm girl accused of killing her
lather with a hammer.
Charlotte was-confused and re
morseful, Prosecutor Robert E.
Mc-Farland said, and wondered
"what the outside world will do
She said she had been to towns
onlv twice before In her life. Her
third trip led to Jail.
"The girl is definitely remorse
ful." McFarland said. "However,
I must file the charges so that she
may be held and then make a
She and her 12-vear-old brother.
Louis, were arrested near Coeur
D'Alene, Idaho. Sunday after
Charles Burns, 67. was found
beaten to death on a bed at his
Admits Striking Father
Officers In Coer D'Alene said
she had admitted hlttlnff her fa
ther with a three-pound hammer
because he had failed to keep
promises to take her on trips, had
beaten her severely, and was
threatening her Just before the
Officers said Charlotte Is well
versed In lore of the woods but
is confused by towns arid Jails.
She has heavy calluses on her
hands which she said came from
doing farm work at her home on
Lake fend ureme.
Her brother was held as a ma
terial witness. Officers said she
told him Louis watched the at
tack on her father.
Pilot Of Hellcat Plane
I . , . .
Killed In Strait rlunge
I SEATTLE, Sept. 7. JPt The
pnot of a navy F6F "Hellcat"
Ifiixhtcr Diane, killed yesterday In
I the crash of his craft Into the
Strait of Juan de Fuca, was Iden
tified as Lt. UG) Raymond E.
Veith, 26, a Seattle navy reserve
Searchers found only an oil
slick where the plane crashed.
It was one of five from the
Sand Point naval air station par
ticipating in high altitude train
ing and bombing practice. The
I group was under command of Lt
Comdr. W. E. Flateboe of Everett.
Victoria! Sandrt murdar trial wst
Kimball Testifies Worth
Asked Protection If He
Revealed Document Author
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. UP) Undersecretary of the Navy
Dan A. Kimball testified today that the author of the once-anonymous
memo that touched off the B-36 bomber Investigation once
asked him for immunity.
Kimball said his suspended spe
cial assistant, Cedric Worth, au
thor of the document, told him
last Ma "he could find out who
wrote it If I would promise im
munity." That was before Worth ack
nowledged in a congressional in
vestigation that he was the au
thor. Kimball, a witness in a special
navy court investigation of the
background of the paper said he
couldn't offer immunity. He add
ed that he didn't even know what
the immunity would be from.
Furthermore, Kimball said, he
doesn't know anybody else in the
navy who might have prepared
the memo. He said if he had "I
would have had them suspended
or court martialed."
The document suggested that
frauds and politics surrounded
development of the B-36 bomber
by the Air Force, it reiiectea on
Secretary of Defense Johnson and
Secretary of Air Symington.
Worth retracted all :he charges
when grilled by the House Armed
Services committee. The commit
tee exonerated Johnson, Syming
ton, and everybody else of any
Now the navy is trying to find
out whether anyone else in the
navy helped Worth prepare tne
Cmdr. W. fc. Sweeney, now on
the staff of the commander In
(Continued on Paga Two!
Above Last Year
At the end of the first day of
registration for elementary stu
dents, and the first day of classes
for Junior and senior high school
pupils, registration figures were
running well over opening day
figures set last vear, according to
City School Sup't. Paul S. Elliott.
As of Sept. 6, a total of 2701
nunils were enrolled In the city
school system, an Increase of 219
over last year's first day figures.
Largest gain was notea in tne
elementary schools, with 114
more students registered than
last year. Junior and senior high
schools showed nearly Identical
gains over last year's figures with
701 enrolled at the Junior high
and 677 at senior high, represent
ing gains of 53 and 32, re
spectively. City school officials expect en
rollment figures to keep climbing
as late comers swell registration
Elliott said opening day figures
had already topped the total" num
ber of students anticipated for the
entire year. Estimates of 675
were made for both the Junior
and senior high schools.
Northwest Pear Growers
Ask Government Buying
PORTLAND, Sept. 7.-4P)
Northwest pear growers have
asked for an extension of the
government purchasing program.
W. J. Broadhead, U. S. depart
ment of agriculture branch chief
here, said the growers want the
government to buy an additional
300 cars of the fruit In the three
week extension. He said the re
quest had been relayed to Wash
ington, D. C.
Purchases by the government
now total 258 cars from the two
Pacific Northwest states, Broad,
a view hit hau.a 1 004 v. It it
I?47. Tha home it loc.t.d on
Shirley May Sure
She Can Conquer
Channel In Time
DOVER. Eng.. Sept. 7-UP
Shirley May Fiance, red eyed,
string-haired and tired, said to
day she will have another try at
swimming the English Channel.
"It beat me yesterday, but 1
am sure I can get across next
ime," said the 17-year-old Som
erset, Mass., schoolgirl.
She does not l.now when "next
time" will be, but it may be in a
year or two.
Shirley May was pulled out of
the water yesterday afternoon
after she had tried courageously
lor 10 12 hours to swim from
France to England.
She was hauled out at a point
estimated to be six miles ''om
her goal, a very cold, but deter
She protested violently at this.
Her shouts of "No, no," rang out
over the waves,
"I am very disappointed,"
Shirley May said after a warm
bath and shampoo to take the
grease out of her hair. "It was
the Inst five hours of tne swim
that beat me."
"Those awful, chopping waves
washed the grease from my
shoulders and after that, of
course, I got cold quickly."
, .The temperature of the water
was never above the low sixties
and in some frigid currents might
have been under 60 degrees, her
"I wonder what would have
happened If I had had a good
day," said Shirley May. "Any
way, I am sure I can do it."
State Fair Big
SALEM, Sept. 7 iff)
Salem closed up shop this after
noon to go to the State Fair.
And another record crowd was
Attendance yesterday, second
day of the fair, was 25,544, about
1,000 more than the previous
Tuesday mark set In 1948.
And there wasn't any sign of
a recession around here. The
crowd was spending money as
never Before, and It bet $48,402
on the horse races to set a new
Tuesday high figure. That was
douDie the betting total of the
same day last year.
An unusual feature yesterday
was a two-way tie in the 4 H
club cake baking contest between
Shirley Page, 14. Salem, and
Diane Loennlg. 16, Baker. First
prize is a $100 college scholar
ship given by the Oregon Wheat
But the commission voted yes
terday to give each girl a
Both girls said they practiced
on their parents Before the con
test. Shirley baked 20 sponge
caKes ana Diane i.
Diane is the younger sister of
i-lsie ioennlg, who won the con
test a year ago.
Both said their families are
sick of eating sponge cake.
More than 2,000 youths have
entries In the 4-H club contests,
which make up a big part of the
Klddleland, the new system of
rides for the children, Is getting
3 big play. Another popular fea
ture are tne exnimts By tne arm
Commission Asks Bids
On Umpqua Road Project
Grading and paving of. 5.32
miles of the Marks Ranch-Lone
Rock creek section of the North
Umpqua county road was one of
five projects on which the stale
highway commission asked for
bids today, according to an
Associated Press dispatch from
Bids will be opened in Port
land Sept. 20. Bids were also
esked for projects In Baker,
Jackson, Lane and Malheur and
FIRE DESTROYS BUILDING
LAMESA, Tex., Sept. 7. dV)
Fire swept through a corru
gated Iron national guard armory
at the Dawson county fair
grounds late last night. The struc
ture housing an estimated $250,
000 in clothing, equipment, and
training aids for troop C of "he
124th mechanised cavalry was
valued at $8,000. Flames were
controlled shortly after midnight.
Will Be Topic
At Big Session
Prime Minister Bevin '
Says U. S. And Canada '
Must Harmonize Economy
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
WASHING TUN, Sept. 7.-
The United States, Britain and
Canada began momentous talks
today on the financial disaster
which threatens Britain.
Before they closed the doors,
they permitted newsreel camera- .
men to record the opening, wel
The chiefs of all three delega
tions spoke hopefully of helpful
and constructive results, but all
shied away from forecasts of anv
rorelen Minister Bevin of Brit.
ain said the United States, Brit
ain and Canada must "harmo
nize all our political, our finan
cial and economic action." That is
necessary, he said, to lay "the
correct foundation for the future
peace of the world." He called
Britain's difficulties "the inev
itable aftermath of two world
Secretary of the Treasury Sny
der, presiding, said:
"I feel sure that on this occa
sion in an atmosphere of friend
ly and constructive conversation
and discussions we can find some
ground on which to work out
the problems that are- facing vt
today not only in the United
Kingdom, Canacia ana tne United
States, but In the world."
Douglas Abbott, the head of
the Canadian delegation, said that
he too felt sure "that these dis
cussions will result in our find
ing some helpful way ofmeet-
( Continued on Page Two)
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept
7. Some of the natlon'i
most beautiful girls tonight begin
an intense competition that win
end Saturday in the selection of
Miss America of 1949.
For three days the 52 girls In
the Miss America oageant wtU
show off the way they look In a
bathing suit, tne poise iney can
muster- in an evening gown, arm
their entertaining talents.
Judeed on these three distinct
contest phases, 15 lucky finalists
will enter the homestretch on
Saturday. From them the new
queen of feminine pulchritude
will De cnosen.
The spectacular pageant began
yesterday with a four-mile parade
of entrants oeiore a jam-pacKea
crowd estimated by police at
The retiring Miss America oi
1948, Bebe Shopp of Hopkins,
Minn., led the parade perched on
a huge, gold-flecked float. Strung
out behind her on the boardwalk
were dazzling beauties represent
ing 45 states, four major cities.
Hawaii, fuerio nico ana lanao.
Four Are Hospitalized
After Sunday Collision -
An automobile pulling Into the
highway from a private driveway
was given by state police as the
reason for a colllson which sent
four people to Mercy hospital
Sgt. Lyle Harrell said the acci
dent occurred on the Coos Bay
highway at 7 o'clock, when a car
ooerated by Carol Stewart John
son, Portland, crashed into a car
driven by Cressy Elton Finch,
Sgt. Harrell said Finch pulled
Into the highway from a private
driveway and was struck by the
other car. Finch suffered broken
ribs. His passenger. Bertha May
Finch, was also shaken and
bruised. Johnson, driver of the
other car, received cuts and
bruises, while his passenger,
Francis W. Wilson of Portland,
suffered a fractured wrist. Of the
four accident victims, only Carl
Johnson has been released from
Small Girl Dies Beside
Casket Of Dead Father
ATLANTA, Sept. 7. UP)
"Daddy, I know you loved me
very much and I know you know
that I loved you, too. I want to go
With those words, a frail, grief
stricken girl collapsed beside her
father's casket last night and
Nine-year-old Mary Long will
get her dving wish. She and her
father, Hi'ram B. Long, will have
a double funeral tomorrow. Serv
ices for Long were postponed one
day so Mary's wish could be ful
filled. Long, a 65-year-old ret 'red brass
worker, died Monday. He had
been in ill health for months.
Survivors Include the widow,
the mother of nine other children.
Assessed Fines Of $150
Tti-rt allotroH fWr snntli0htpf
! nair1 firwa nf SI VI parh and their
guns were confiscated, in the
con t of Justice of the Peace
"Vard C. Watson at Sutherlin
Monday. They were arrested on
the Hubbard creek road Sunday
night. State Police Sgt. Lyle Har
rell gave their names as Alfred
Ishmo Sluder, 34, of Tyee. and
Steve Leon Drew, 47, of Myrtle