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WHEN KANSANS congregate they art sure, sooner or later,
to mention sunflowers; but O. L Rota, pictured abeva, goes
further ha growl 'am. Tha one en his desk ! luppetad fa preva
it and it does. Big, too 20 inches in diameter.
"Forty-nine yaan ago, whan my wife and I wara married," ha
told ma, "we drova down a Una bordarad by sunflowers . ,
Wall, you know how it it. I guati whanavar ha taa sunflowers ha
likely thinks of that flowar-bordarad Una and hit wadding day.
Mr. Rote ii local agent for State Farm Mutual. Ha hat bean
with this firm for 22 years.
PASADENA BID DROPPED
Local Chamber Declines
To Finance High School
Band's Trip To Big Parade
Unless soma "angel" comet
school band won't go to Pasadena't Tournament of Roses.
Roseburg chamber of commerce directors, at a regular board
meeting Tuesday night, voted against undertaking the fund-raising
campaign required to provide the- band with money for travelling
expenses, additional uniforms needed ttnd other coats incidental
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
OVER the three-day Labor day
weekend,' some 500 Americans
got themselves killed in violent
accidents. Nearly 400 of them lost
their lives in automobile mishaps.
Looking over this somber rec
ord in the cold, gray light of the
morning after, Ned H. Dearborn,
president of the National Safety
Council, says it is "enough to
make every decent American sick
at heart and boiling mad." '
He adds bitterly:
"A nation posing as civilized
has just given one of the most
shocking peacetime exhibitions of
mass indifference and reckless
craving to show oti the world
has ever seen."
WITH complete respect for his
opinion and granting fully his
right to express it, I'd like to dif
fer with him. When 100-odd mil
lion Americans cut loose .and
PLAY for three dayt in the un
inhibited way that Americans
have always played, 500 violent
deaths isn't anything particularly
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Robert Murphy Named
Ambassador To Belgium
'WASHINGTON, Sept. H.-UP)
Robert D. Murphy of Wisconsin,
head of the German and Austrian
affairs division of the state de
partment, was nominated by
President Truman today to be
ambassador to Belgium.
The President also nominated
Lt. Gen. Howard Arnold Craig
to be Inspector general of the
U. S. air force. His permanent
rank has been major general
but today's appointment carries
with it 'the predated rank of
lieutenant general as of Oct. 1,
MaJ. Gen. Kenneth Bonner
Wolfe. U. S. air force, was nom
inated to be deputy chief of staff
for materiel, with the rank of
Moving Of Boeing Works
To Wichita Protested
At Meet With Symington
SEATTLE, Sept. 8. (." "Nothing more than a 20th century
retreat from Moscow."
That was Alaska Governor Ernest Gruening't description of the
air force proposal to move bomber production inland last night as
members of the "Save Boeing" committee met with Air Secretary
W. Stuart Symington.
"It's much better to stay where
w r. instead of eoine through
the costlv experiment of mov-'
ing Inland." Gruenlng asserted
after Symington told the com-
"Our potential enemy has
heavy equipment which could hit
Seattle harder than Wichita."
Throughout the conference
Symington preferred to use the
forward with $11,300, Roteburg't
1 to the proposed trip.
The directors previouslv had
considered the matter and had
tentatively -agreed to attempt a
$10,000 solicitation, but when it
waa learned hat Roseburg would
be required to enter a float In
the Parade nt Rous, at a mini
mum additional cost of $1,500, it
was voted to- drop -the project.
Directors contended that pub
licity and advertising, to be gain
ed from sending the band to Pas
adena would not sufficiently jus
tify the expense, and that local
financial needs make it inadvis
able to seek donations in the sum
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ATLANTIC CITY! N. J..' Sept.
8 (PI Hopeful, hard-working
Miss America contestants face a
busy time of it today In prepara
tion for the second round of pre
The 52 beauties culled from the
cream of the nation's crop be
gan their day with a breakfast
conference with contest judges.
They had to have .the sleep out
of their ey seand be on their
toes breakfast time is when the
judges form opinions of personal
ity qualities of the gorgeous gait.
Personality is one of the four
considerations in selecting final
ists for the Saturday night show
down. At 13:30 p.m. the girls report
to Convention hall for an arduous
rehearsal of tonight's second pre
liminary in the bathing suit, tal
ent, and evening gown divisions.
By 8 p.m. the girls will return
to ' Convention 'hall W'ith' their
hearts pounding. They must wait
half an hour for the show to be
gin. Then, in one of three groups,
each girl crosses her fingers and
hopes she Is most devastating in
an evening gown, most delicious
ly curvaceous In a bathing suit,
or most talented in singing, act
ing, or entertaining.
In the first preliminary last
night, Miss Arizona and Miss Cal
ifornia tied for first place in the
bathing suit division. They are
Jacque Mercer, 18. of Litchfield.
Ariz., and 19-year-old Jone Ann
Pederson of Santa Rosa. Calif.
word "strategic" rather than "vul
nerable" in reference to the
When asked If the Boeing
plant could be defended, he re
"We haven't said the Boeing
plant is Indefensible."
He continued, however, to ex
plain that the air force did not
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Same doudiaati taday, t
light anal Friday with wiMf
cattered skewers.' Caalee.
Saute today 4:34 p. m.
Searbe temerrew 1:49 a. m. .
Slated To Quit
Four Roil Unions Are
Involved In Walkout;
Wages Said Nor Issut
(By llw AmrUt4 FVsui
Three of the nation's railroads
were threatened with strikes to
day, making possible the idling
of more than 130,000 rail and
Some 30.000 workers are set
to quit their jobs on the Mis
souri Pacific railroad at 1 p.m.
(PDT) tomorrow. Union officials
who rejected an arbitration pro
posal yesterday, went ahead with
strike plans in the dispute over
some 282 unsettled claims in
volving about $5,000,000.
In Pittsburgh, rail brotherhood
officials have called strikes on
two inter-plant connection car
riers which serve scores of plant,
principally In the steel Industry.
One walkout is set for Saturday
and the second for next Tues
day. The work stoppages on the
lines would make idle some 100,
Wages Nat Involved
Wages are not Involved in anv
of the rail disputes.
In Washington, Frank Doug
las, member of the mediation
board, said the board has "given
up entirely" In Its efforts to avert
the strike against the Missouri
Pacific line. The road reported
in St. Louis that it had stopped
accepting freight that cannot lie
delivered before the strike dead
line. Four rail unions are Involved
in the dispute. They are the Loco
motive Enginert, Enginemen
and Firemen, Railroad Trainmen
and Railway Conductors. in
Cleveland yesterday brotherhood
spokesmen said they had decided
to make "no change whatsoever"
in their strike plant.
The strike calls in Pittsburgh
by the brotherhood of railroad
trainmen stemmed from disputes
involving technical interpretation
of various rules.
Niw Strike Set Saturday
The walkout of about 600 train-
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Briton Is Killed.
In China Shooting
CANTON. Sept. 8. (At A
Briton was killed and two Ameri
cans, one explorer Leonard Clark
of San Francisco, were wounded
critically today in a mysterious
shooting at a residence.
The dead man is Harold Harris,
Shanghai born manager of the
International Suppliers' Corp.
Wounded with Clark was Wil-
lard Freeman of Brldgewater,
Mass., vice president of the Inter
national Suppliers Corp.
The three were found on the
floor of the Freeman home in the
suburbs of Canton by Mrs. Maya
fTeeman, roiisn-norn wife of
Mrs. Freeman, who was mar
ried In Chungking four years ago
today and was to celebrate her
wedding anniversary end birth
day at a party tonight, said she
did not hear any shots.
Clark recently completed an ex
pedition to the Anne Machin
mountains In western China in
search of a peak higher than Mt.
Everest. Results of his expedition
have not been made nubile. It
was said here that Life magazine
naa purchased the rights to pub
lication of his findings which
were rumored to have resulted In
the location of a mountain "manv
thousands of feet higher hah
Everest," which Is 29,002 feet
Chinese police said all three
men were shot with a .32 calibre
pistol which was found on the
floor of the Freeman living room
where the triple ihootlm
Governor McKay To Rim
Tho Day Ho Allowed Fair
Governor Douglas McKay will
rue the day he "sanctioned a
fair without the approval of Rose
burg's Paul Bunyans" Wavne
Crooch.- Paul Bunyans member,
His remarks preceded the
group's leaving for Salem where
they will give the governor "the
works" before a crowd gathered
at the stale fairgrounds race
During the ceremony, schedul"
ed for 3 p.m.. the governor will
also he charged with "witnessing
oca I ted horse races featuring
some of the also-rans beaten at
Roseburg recently," Crooch said.
The seven-man Paul Bunyan Jury
has already agreed that Govei
nor McKay is guilty on all counts.
Those making the trip are
Chuck Williamson, Bill Tipton.
Cecil Doty. Don Gum. Frank
Moore, L. B. Hicks, and Crooch.
Ii) Timber Lands
One fire was reported today by
Douglas Forest Protective Asso
ciation Dispatcher U. F. Mc
Laughlin as a result of last
night's display of lightning in the
county's forest area.
McLaughlin said a lightning
strike near Dutchman Butte look
out, reported at 8:57 p.m.. result
ed in a half-acre blaze. Fire fight
ers from Buck Springs state
camp and the D. F. P. A. have
controlled the fire spread and
were felling hot snags, according
to reports this morning.
A second strike, thought to be
approximately one mile from
White Rock lookout, has not been
definitely located, McLaughlin
said, although fire personnel are
searching lor it. He said other
lightning strikes may have set
some trees and tnags to smolder
ing, but that they have not been
discovered as yet.
Very little rain aecompanieu
the strikes. McLaughlin said,
thus adding to the danger that
(ire may break out at any time.
He said reports from Lane county
indicate the lightning display fol
lowed the foothills of the Coat
range, with at least four light
ning fires set in lha( county.
M. M. Nelson, supervisor for
the Umpqua National forest, said
that area seems to have been
spared any lightning strikes, as
none have been reported by look
outs. However, Nelson said, the dan
ger is not yet over as lightning
is predicted for both today and
EUGENE, Sept. 8 UP)- At
least nine strikes over territory
protected by East and West. Lane
fire patrols were reported to be
burning Thursday morning after
lightning and varying amounts at
rain hit Lane county early Thurs
tlav morning. '--r- . -
East Lane reported five fires
still going Thursday after a "fair
ly severe" hit in the area from
Linn to Douglas counties and on
the Willamette and Row river ter
ritory covered by the associa
tion. Two Aro Charged With
Driving While Drunk
Two men were arrested yester
day by local state police officers
and charged with separate counts
of drunk driving, Sgt. Lyle Har
rell said today.
William Wallace Dawson, 36,
Huntington Park, Calif., was ar
rested as a result of a telephoned
hit-and-run complaint when he
allegedly struck an nut of state
car. When found, Dawson had
stalled his car on an embankment
off the road, Sgt. Harrell said. He
pleaded guilty to the drunk driv
ing charge and was fined $200
and sentenced to 30 days by Jus
tice of the Peace A. J. Geddes.
Dan Edwin Wells, 41, Myrtle
Point, was arrested four miles
north of Roseburg at midnight
last night, Sgt. Harrell said. He
was to appear before Justice
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8. (.Pi
Ear! Karl Hammers, 64, past Im
perial potentate of North Amer
ican Shriners, died today at his
Hammers was elected head of
the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine In 1947. Pri
or to that he served as chairman
of the Shrine's public relations
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A UTTLf LIGHT ON THI SUUECT Installation of the new directional lights which will form
Roseburg't new street lighting system was well underway when this picture was taken. City Man
ager Matt Slenliard it shown second from the right, watching Trowbridge and Flynn and city
workers raise en of the 12 lights and poles ta go up Wednesday. The workmen plan to hare 31
lights, an two circuits, reeo'y far tha city's fall opening Sept. 21 (Picture by Paul Jenkins. I
OREGON THURSDAY, SEPT.
Vicky Sanders Lawyer
Claims Corpus Delect)
Is Not Yet Established
Neighbors of Victoria Sanders,
who knew her when she lived
with Ralph Mojonnier. testified
on the witness stand this morn
ing of her conversations with
them concerning sex.
As the murder trial of the at
tractive 21 year-old moved Into Its
third day. District Attorney Rob
ert G. Davis asked the court to
exclude all witnesses for the de
fense, yesterday, the state's wit
nesses were excluded, except
when actually testifying.
Mrs. Dale Farnsworth. under
questioning of the district attor
ney, admitted "certain conversa
tions" about sexual subjects took
place, when Miss Sanders visited
at the Farnsworth home.
Defense Attorney Paul Geddes
objected to a question whether
Miss Sanders ever told of "cer
tain difficulties" with Ralph, on
grounds that a corpus deleetl had
not yet been established.
That Is. the fact of Molonnier's
death has not yet been estab
lished In the trial by testimony of
the coroner, physicians, or others
who attended at the scene of his
Until this Is done. Geddes ar
gued, the state cannot Introduce
motives for the alleged crime.
Judge Carl E. Wimberly allowed
the questioning to proceed how
ever. Mrs. Farnsworth testified that
Victoria told her that she had met
Ralph while she was employed in
a restaurant, and that she had
made up her mind to get him.
- Whan asked If she ever heaid
of Victoria's "marital troubles"
with Ralph, the replied hesitantly
that she had. But in cross-examination,
she admitted that Vic
toria seemed "very much in love
James Brownfleld, The Dalles,
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Hits Near City
With Brief Storm
Several Jlosenurg citizens were
complaining today that their
sleep was interrupted shortly aft
er midnight when a lone bolt
of lightning struck the city, ap
parently Mt. Nebo, accompanied
by a loud thunder clap and a
downpour of rain.
City firemen said they were
informed by a resident living
near Mt. Nebo that the light
ning bolt had evidently struck
there. The beacon was discovered
to be out shortly after the light
Weather bureau officials said
today that .03 of an inch of
rain fell In approximately 15
minutes, shortly after 12:30. Al
though the rain squall passed
quickly. It was the first measur
able amount to fall since May
1, except for traces.
The brief lightning display was
caused by the combination oflnear Ihe downtown district was
an unstable moist air mass and I completely destroyed. Firemen
warm weather, accompanied oy j fought the blaze for more than
a large cumulus cloud, a weather! two hours before getting it under
bureau spokesman said. control shortly after midnight.
National Drive Is Launched
To Raise Infantile Paralysis
Funds To Combat Epidemic
NEW YORK. Sept. 8. UP)
of one of the most severe polio
gency drive opened today for funds to cope with an expected total
of 40,000 cases. This is nearly double the number reported so far.
Polio Drive Is
Slated For City
An emergency fund drive for
the National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis opens In Doug
las county today. The money la
needed to underwrite the high
cost of the 1949 polio outbreak
and to pay for treatments tor
last year's patlenta still needing
A. G. Hennlnger, chairman tf
the Douglas county chapter of
the foundation, said there will l
no door-to-door nor of fire lo-of-fice
solicitation for funds.
All persons are asked to mall
their personal contributions to
"Polio," in care of the postmas
ter of the community in which
they live. The funds will be for
warded to the National founda
tion. Mayor Albert G. Flegel Issued
a proclamation, designating the
week of Sept. 1217 as "Polio
Emergency Week" and asking
all citizens of the community to
join in the crusade against In
Hennlnger pointed out that the
emergency campaign will not af
fect the regular March of Dimes
campaign, which win be held as
usual next January,
It is estimated that Xht Nation
al Foundation for Infantile Pa
ralysis must collect $14,300,000 in
the emergency drive. No quota
has been set for Douglas county.
Persons art asked to give what
Crazed Man, Armed With
Gun, Is Finally Subdued
POINT COMFORT, . Quebec,
Sept. 8 P) A crazed man arm
ed with a ahotgun, who terror
ized this tiny village for 24 hours,
shooting at neighbors and past
ing motorists, was captured by
police late yesterday.
Police said Nicholas Perrler of
(his backwoods village, 45 miles
north of Ottawa, shot at his son
when the boy tried to Interfere
with him and forced his wife to
help him chop down telephone
poles to prevent a call to police.
No one was injured In Per
rler's wild shooting spree, which
began after an argument with
Ice Cream Manufacturing
riant Is Swept By Fire
BELOIT. Wis.. Sept. 8. PW
Fire swept through the main
plant of an ice cream manufac
turing plant late last night, caus
ing damage estimated by a com
pany official at $600,000.
The two storv brick structure
housing the Taylor Freezer Corp.
With the United States in the grip
epidemic In its history, an emer
The VS. Postofflce department
is working with the National
Foundation for Infantile Partly
sis In the week-long emergency
drive, with the goal set at $14,-
Announcing the appeal over the
Columbia Kroadcastlng system
last night, Foundation president
Basil O'Connor said the agencv
has just about run out of funds
to care for victims .of the dis
ease. Epidemic Half Ovar
He said all signs art that the
eD demlc It lutl about hall over,
ai hough the public health tervice
in Washington reported a down
turn in Incidence of the disease
for the second successive week.
With all slates but Illinois re-
norting. the week ended Sept. 3
had 2.915 cases. Officials said
that after the Illinois figure is
in, the total still probably will he
less than the 3,214 new cases re
ported fur the week ended Aug.
So far, the largest number of
new cases reported waa in the
week ended Aug. 24, when 3,422
This is the first time the foun
dation has ever called for con
tributions In addition to those ob
tained in its annual "March of
Funds Golna Fast
O'Connor said the Foundation
funda now are being spent at the
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Sanity Tests Are
Being Made On
CAMDEN, N. J, Sept. 8 I.PV
Howard B. Unruh, . the Bible
reading gun collector who slaugh
tered 13 persons in a preconceiv
ed murder plot, began today a
series of mental tests that may
last two months.
That was reported today by
doctors at Ihe New Jersey State
hospital for the Insane at Tren
ton. Unruh Is held there under
24-hour guard in solitary confine
ment. The 28-year-old hollow-cheeked
killer a former army artillery
man was taken to the hospital
yesterday. Four psychiatrists
who had examined him in Cam
den's Cooper hospital recom
mended more mental tests, and
Unruh agreed to go.
Camden Prosecutor Mitchell
Cohen insisted Unruh "has not
been declared Insane," Is only
under observation. ' '
"That's the fairest thing lo do
for all concerned," Cohen said,
"though I would have liked to
arraign him at once for murder."
Funeral arrangements have
been made for 12 of his victims.
Ten will be burled tomorrow, two
on Saturday. Separate services
will be held. The 13(h victim will
be burled at the earliest conven
ience of the family.
Air Force Pfr. Leonard Cohen.
18. whose father, mother and
grandmother were slain, left To
kyo by plane today on an emer
gency furlough to attend burial
Detectives disclosed that Un
ruh, while a patient at Cooper
hospital was threatened bv a rel
ative of 10 year-old John H. Wil
son whose death yesterday rais
ed the toll In Tuesday's River
road massacre to 13 who ao
peared at his room. Unruh was
under treatment for a bullet
wound of the hip.
Ciechs Award Writers
Of Antl-U. S. Articles
PRAGUE Czechoslovakia, Sept.
8. Pt-Czech newsmen disclosed
today Iheir editors sre offering
citations for the best stories de
nouncing the United States, laud
ing Russia, or praising Henry
The competition apparently is
being run In connection with
"Czechoslovak Press" day now
being observed here.
The day Is being celebrated un
der such slogans as "Socialism
(I.e. Communism) Is Truth It
self." This motto, proclaimed by Ihe
communist weekly, Svet Prare,
la being echoed in similar forms
by other papers.
NINE POLIO CASES
PORTLAND, Sept. 8-P
The State Board of Health re
ported there were nine new cases
of Infantile paralysis In Ihe state
last week. This rsised Ihe yesr':
total to 104, compared with 65 In
I the same period a year ago.
English Say Reserves
Fast Dwindling; Speed
Up Of Funds Is Needed
WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. (PI
The three-power conference on
the British financial crisis today
set up a special committee to go
Into Britain s request for mora
freedom In spending ECA dollars
outside the United States.
It was learned that Britain hat
told the United atates that unlesa
changes are made In present
Marshall- plan operations they
will have to spend several hun
dred million more dollars out of
their dwindling reserves.
The decision of the American,
British and Canadian cabinet
ministers to make a special study
of the whole question of the use
of ECA funds was one of four de
cisions made today.
Assign Special Croups
Special groups were also as
signed to work on the following
1. Commodities and stockpiling:
Britain has told the United States
on this point that a speedup in
Ihe use of American funds for
stockpiling strategic materials
tuch at rubber and tin would as
sist the British government in
Increasing its dollar earnings.
Those materials are produced in
areas which do their trading in
the British pound sterling.
2. Customs procedure: Beth
Britain and Canada have re
peatedly complained to the Ameri
can government that its customs
procedures sre so cumbersome
tnd old-fashioned that foreign ex
porters are discouraged from try
ing to get goods into this country
for sale here, and that American
buyers are discouraged from seek
ing foreign goods. A solution to
this problem, from the British
viewpoint, would have the same
effect at a solution to the stock
piling problem (hat Is it would
fit Into tha request of Sir Staf
ford Crlppt that the United States
open greater markets to British
3. Overseas Investments: Brit
ish and Canadian confereetara
reported to have taken the posi
tion that the United States, as the
world's greatest creditor nation.
musi una new ways to pur nouai s
to work by encouraging heavier
American investments in foreign
- Ttw-announrement of the work
at lodav'a session the third meet
Ing of the conference which
opened yesterday was made by
Secretary of the Treasury Sny
der, the chief American delegate,
In a news conference at the state
department, where the meeting!
are being held.
Sweeps Near By
(Rv Ths AnotlatMt Prmai
The center of a huge Atlantic
hurricane edged past Bermuda
today, missing those honeymoon
Isles just enough to spare them
(earful beating by winds up
to 140 miles an hour.
Gfadv Norton, chief storm fore
caster at Miami, said the great
tropical storm's center wat 60
miles east of Bermuda at 9 a. m.
"This placet the islands on the
weaker west tide of the ttorm,"
said Norton. "Heaviest w I n d t
reached onlv 40 miles from the
center on that side."
A Mexican hurricane churning
toward southern California Is
tapering off In Intensity, the
weather bureau reported. '
An advisory report at fi a. m.
PST., placed Its center at 65 milei
south of Guadalupe island, off
Mala California, or 300 miles
south of San Diego.
The bureau said Its northwest
movement away from Ihe coast
Is expected to continue.
It added, however, lhat heavy
squalls and rough seas are ex
pected to hit southern California
coastal waters within the next
24 hours. Moist air from the
storm brought scattered thunder
showers over California moun
tain areas during the night.
Record breaking temperatures
hit parts of California yesterday.
Two heat deaths were reported.
The mercury soared to 108 at
Glendale, a suburb of Los An
geles, which had a high of 103,
The weather bureau reported a
high of 81 at San Francisco, the
hottest Sept. 7 since 1922.
Warm weather also continued
In tha southern states but it was
cool aver most of the northern
part of the country. Tempera,
lures dipped Into the 30 s in
Barta of - Minnesota and North
akota early today.
Rain fell over the lower Great
Lakes and coastal sections of the
middle Atlantic states. Charles
ton. S. C, reported a rainfall of
Eagles And Elks Get
Bottle Liquor License
PORTLAND. Sept. 8. (.VI
The State Liquor Control com
mission granted master locker
I permits to 18 more private cluns
j yesterday. Such permits allow the
1 clubs to sell liquor by the bottle
to their members.
Among the clubs receiving the
permits were Fraternal Order of
Eagles' lodges at Salem. Klamath
Falls, Pendleton, Roseburg and
Grants Pass; the Veterans club of
Pendleton Inc.; Elks club at Rose
burg: American Legion Post No.
9. Salem: American Legion Port
No. 8. Klamath Falls and tha
Pendleton Country club.