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    4 The Newt-Review, Roseburg, Oft. Thun., Sept. 8, 1949
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Reputation is one of the most valuable of assets.
Dillard cantaloupes once had a reputation which merited
premium prices. But that reputation is slipping. Canta
loupe growers should take immediate steps to recover
the ground they have lost.
Just how critically reputation has been affected is evi
denced by an editorial appearing in . the Oregon City
Enterprise which says:
Everybody's saying so, and we might as well put Dillard
and Roseburg on notice. But this year there seems to be
no "dlllles" among the Olllards In ths local markets.
Time was when to buy a Dillard cantaloupe wae a
guarantee that, after a few houre on Ice or In the re
frigerator, there was no equal available in Oregon mar
kets. Coming on a little later in the season after the
Indifferent run-of-the-mill early cantaloupee Oiliards were
once the ne plus ultra of melons. The careful seleotlon of
seed, the warm eunehlne by day and the cool, air by
night of the Dillard area, with something in the soil that
county agente know about, all combined to make the
Dillard the one sure shot In the cantaloupe market, with
never a poor or bad one.
Not eo today. Over-siird, and too often picked too soon
or too late, the Oiliards that get on the Oregon market
today, like the old gray mare, ain't what they used to be.
Perhaps the fine reputation of the Dillard over the last
ten yeara haa created such an Eastern market for this
remarkable Oregon product that only the culls are avail
able on the local markete. But once there were no culls.
Something should be done about It by the Dillard growers.
Perhaps mass production has spoiled what once was a
select Industry, but wa see no point In accepting without
protest Oiliards on their reputation aa that reputation
beoomea delinquent.
No one buys a melon to "take back" or to have an
argument with ths grocer over. Dlllarde, like fresh egge,
are bought to be eaten with
Oregon Drilard growers to get
a fin name.
, One of the penalties of reputation for perfection is that
mediocrity cannot be tolerated.
The complaint from the Oregon City Enterprise is not
that the Dillard melon is inferior to other cantaloupes on
the market, but, rather, that it is not the guaranteed
premium melon it once was. For at one time, not too long
ago, a person could buy a Pride of Dillard melon with
full assurance that it was perfect in every respect.
The Pride of Dillard trade mark was privately owned
and copyrighted. Every melon marketed under that label
was graded and inspected. Seed stock was carefully guard
ed and was sold only to growers who would use it properly.
But, because some growers were hot satisfied with the
deal, the Pride of Dillard label was removed from the area.
n The Dillard fiame has continued to be used but not with
the original, copyrighted label. Marketing standards have
not been as rigidly enforced..
There is no good reason why Dillard melons should not
regain their disappearing reputation, except through laxity
on the part of growers.
There is no better melon to be found anywhere than
the Dillard melon at its best. It is of better texture, has
higher sugar content, and contains more vitamins than
melons grown elsewhere due to combination of soil and
Having once established a reputation for perfection,
growers of Dillard melons should be careful to guard that
Before another season rolls around, growers should or
ganize a cooperative marketing agency, provide grading,
inspection and supervision. They should adopt and copy
right a distinctive label and should take great pains that
the product marketed under that label approaches per
fection as closely as possible.
A good reputation is one of the most valuable assets
person or commodity can have, but it must be con
stantly guarded.
Editorial Comment
From The Oregon Press
The Dalles Chronicle
Since Harry Truman ilrst sug
gested that a Columbia Valley
authority be established, his as
sistant secretary of the interior,
C. Girard Davidson, has spent
more time in the Northwest than
In Washington
vn, .ui-a1 mnntVi. "Via v M . i
has been Junketing back a n d
lorth across the country at tax-'
payers expense, ol course. A s
a matter of fact, at a meeting in
Portland last February to dis
cuss with press representatives
the merits of CVA, Davidson and
Charles Murphy administrative
assistant to the President, shared
an elaborate suite at the Mult
nomah hotel.
Why they needed a suite 1 s
yet a mystery, for the confer
ence was held in a Junior ball
room on the mezzanine at moie
cost to the government of course.
: It would be interesting indeed
to exarplne Davidson's expense
vouchers. No doubt they run into
sizable figures.
Now if the assistant secretary
were rendering to the govern
ment or people a distinct service
there might oe justmcation tor
the expense. But Davidson has
spent his time propagandizing
the people of the Northwest in
lavor of CVA.
The nature of Davidson's spee
confidence. We advise the
on their mark and protect
ehes and conferences out here
have been largely political seek
ing to convince us that a super
federal authority Is the answer
lo development of our water ie
sources. When is there going to be a
stop to the squandering of money
by bureaucrats for the nunmse
of disse mlnatlne political nrona
(anila?. Apparently we have no
pope of an end to this abuse as
ding as Pendergastism rules
At least we have the satkfact-
Ion of knowing that the big ex-
pense accounts have not helped
the cause of CVA. for the neoule
of the Northwest are awakening',
to the danger of creating such a I
lederal Frankenstein. I U
WICHITA, Kas.. Sept. 8 (T)
It was a tii;ht squeeze, but the
Fort Wayne General Electrics re
tained their national semi pro
baseball tournament crown last
night. The Indiana club beat the
Golden, Colo.. Coors, 54. to be
come the first team to win three
consecutive national semi -pro
Through the new Palomar tele-
scope, scientists could see a light ' , . ... . . ., '
the size of candle 40,000 miles!"1 ",. ;
away. I Otherwise, they might ABU SE
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Seagulls to the rescue again!
This time in Oregon.
The current issue of The Forest
Log explains that "due to man's
continual successful efforts to up
set the balance of nature" the
coyote has about disappeared. The
field mouse is the favorite food
of coyotes so the field mouse
had arrived at pest stage because
there Is no coyote to keep nature
The field mouse's "habit of
making tunnels along the surface
of the ground has resulted In
widespread damage to the fields
of wild hay. But the seagull came
to the rescue." (I quote from The
Forest Log which Invited quota
tion "with or without credit." I
prefer to credit whenever pos
sible to do so thanks for this.)
"Robert Weir, rancher on
Crooked creek north of Lakeview,
explained that while raking hay,
many of these tunnels are de
stroyed and the field mice raked
out into the open. The gulls hover
over the rake as It moves along
and when a mouse shows up they
swoop down and capture It. He
In the Day's News
(Continued From Page One)
A million Is a thousand thou
sands. So a THOUSAND violent
deaths In a population of a mil
lion would be only one death per j
thousand. There must have been
at least a hundred million of us j
playing around over the Labor
day weekend.
Considering the way that
Americans play, I'd say that we
get o(f pretty well when only 500
of us die violently over a three
day holiday.
HE same story that tells of the
nearly 400 of us that got killed
in automobile accidents adds that
an estimated THIRTY MILLION
automobiles "crowded the nation's
, ' ... ..
Thirty million automobiles could
carry and probably did .carry
nearly a hundred million persons.
That would be only a trifle over
three persons to the car. .
Considering the nature of the
automobile Itself and WHAT IT
DOES TO IS. I still think that
a total of around 400 deaths
DRIVERS Is cause for wonder at
the smallness of It rather than at
the hugeness of it.
ET'S consider for a moment
what the automobile does to
It puts the power of 100 horses
under our throttle foot. Is It
strange that command of a hun
dred horses by the mere move
ment of a toe should tend to in
spire us with dangerous delusions
of grandeur?
Remember that up to a genera
tion ago, the command of 100
horsemen w
as a responsibility ing bomber production to Wicnl
ev'l for which menlta, Kans.. for "security" reasons.
for good and
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By Viahnett S. Martin i
also reported that much of the
browse of the adjacent hills is
being destroyed by the mice
through girdling. While this ac
tivity on the part of the gull is
rather unusual, It has been simi
larly reported from other sec
tions." Well, dear me, why don't the
ranchers who have wide open
spaces get themselves some
guineas? I was going to raise
guineas, but I soon found out one
can't have guineas and near
neighbors! So we parted with all
but our pet Mrs. Guinea who is
right now setting on a clutch of
eggs which will prolit her noth
ing. Mistakenly thinking I would
be doing her a kindness I broke
up her first setting earlier. She
moved, laid another clutch of
eggs and is setting again. This
time I am letting her work out
her own affairs.
Guineas give warning of hawks
who stay away) and of visitors,
and they kill and eat field mice
and small snakes. They are a spe
cies of pheasant, not at all like
the domestic hen!
this responsibility.
Most of us climb into the
driver's seat of a car CASUALLY
and with little thought, if any at
all, of the responsibilities for
good and evil that we assume
when we take command of its
hundred horsepower.
O, all In all, it Isn't surprising
that nearly 400 of us got killed
by the thirty million automobiles
we drove on crowded highways in
the course of the three play-days
that came to an end at midnight
to the Editor
Small Shop Owner
Protests Rent Raise
ROSEBURG The little Kar
melKorn Shop has left Roseburg.
Someone wanted my business
wanted it badlv enough to force
. (lf .,..),, swt
cation. I was given a choice of
moving out immediately las I
did! or stay for thirty days and
pay $300 per month rent instead
of W2.50.
Thanks to the people of Rose
burg for their fine patronage. I
truly appreciate the business I
received from students and
adults. I would like to have stay
ed in Roseburg.
Orval Cooley. Owner,
Karmelkorn Shop
Roseburg. Ore.
Union Criticizes Moving
Of Boeing Plane Plant
SEATTLE, Sept. S..-p "For
security, shouldn't we move the ;
Bremerton navy yard to Oma
ha?" A union of Boeing Aircraft
workers asked the question In
a five-column ni-sMper adver
tisement. The ad by the Aero
nautical Mechanics union was
timed to coincide with Wednes
day's arrival here of Air Soc-
reiarv Symington to comer on
the air force plan to shift Boe-
"Of course, if Boeing moves.
the midwest will need a few
" our northwest natural re-
sources like the Skagit power
-"MX I
Alaska Governor
Denounces Brass
On Visit Here
SEATTLE. Sept. 8. (JP)
Governor Ernest Gruening of
Alaska arrived here Wednesday
with heated crillclsm of what he
called a "disgraceful policy of de
featism evolved by military
brass" in planning Pacific de
fense strategy.
The governor told newsmen he
was informed at the beginning
of World War II that Alaska was
considered "expendable" by top
military planners. He arrived
here by plane from Anchorage.
"It now appears," Gruening
said, "that this policy has been
extended to the entire Pacific
coast by policy makers who can
only keep their eyes on Europe."
Gruening will Join representa
tives of Pacific coast states to
night in a meeting with Secre
tary of Air W. Stuart Symington
to protest an air force proposal
to shift Boeing bomber produc
tion inland.
Gruening described the pro
posal as a mere tip-off on mili
tary planning.
"This Involves the much larger
aspect of the plans for how much
of the nation is to be defended if
we become engaged In another
"I went to Washington when
our country entered World War
II to talk about the defenses oi
Alaska," he said. "I was told that
the main policy was to take care
of Europe and defend the lifeline
to Australia and they would do
what they could about holding
"I had to return to Alaska with
the knowledge that It was con
sidered expendable. Now we find
the government spending five bil
lions of dollars to slop commun
ism in Europe and another billion
to arm various foreign countries.
"But w hen it comes to Alaska,"
Gruening said. "Congress denied
us the $137,000,000 appropriation
we need to begin bolstering the
trrritory defenses. The pattern is
developing again.
"The way things are going we
would be better off in Alaska to
declare ourselves an independent
nation; then we would be given
E.C.A. assistance and arms like
other foreign countries are about
to get."
Oregon Coach Drills
Behind Closed Gates
EUGENE. Ore., Sept. 5-
Oregon Football Coach Jim Ai
ken worked his charges behind
closed gates yesterday, then said
he was putting his defensive faith
in the "roughest trio we've got."
The rock -em sock'eni lads are
DeWayne Johnson. Dick Daugh
erty and Dick Patrick.
Oregon's first game will be
with St. Mary's at San Francisco.
PULLMAN, Sept. 8 (.P Two
transfers stood out In a lengthy
scrimmage session yesterday by
Washington State College grid
ders. ,
Bill Honea. a Junior college
transfer from Oklahoma, ripped
off several long runs from his po
sition at fullback, and Ben New
land, up from Santa Clara, spark
led at end with his pass-catching.
MOSCOW. Idaho. Sept. 8 P
The University of Idaho football
team, which head Coach Dixie
Howell proudly claims will be one
of the best in the school history,
suffered a setback yesterday.
Jack Beach, top ranking end.
dropped football to devote time
to his course In pre medics.
In ISM. the ll. S. Supreme
Court ruled that the tomato is a
vegetable. But by botanical de
finition, the tomato is a fruit.
plant and Grand Coulee and Bon
neville and of course the Co
lumbia river and the Hanford
protect," the union's satirical ap
peal continued.
"While we're at It. we'd better
move the Olympic range, too, tj
help proylde natural defenses on
the prairies."
Vicky Sanders
Trial Begins
With Remarks
State Witnesses Take
Stand After Jury Views
Alleged Murder Scene
Opening statements to the Jury
ushered in the second day's pro
ceedings in the trial of Victoria
Sanders, charged by the state
with the murder of Ralph Mojon
nier Oct. 28, 1947.
Both District Attorney Robert
G. Davis and Defense Attorney
Paul Geddes warned the Jury
members to watch for differences
In remarks by the various wit
nesses. They were told that "cer
tain mysteries and discrepancies"
would be noted in testimony given
during the course of the trial.
In outlining the procedure to be
followed by the state, Davis
sketched the meeting and activi
ties of the defendant and Mojon
nier up to the time the latter was
found dead In a house near Drain.
He said he hoped to prove beyond
a reasonable doubt that Miss San
ders did "willfully and with de
liberate malice and premedita
tion" carry out the murder of
Sketches Case
Attorney Geddes sketched the
case for the defense bv pointing
out that at no time did "Vicky"
attempt to flee or hide upon her
arrival in Portland.
"On the contrary," Geddes said,
"she sent a telegram to Mojon
nier informing him of her where
abouts, giving her Portland ad
dress." He said this telegram
came Into the hands of police of
ficials, enabling them to make the
Walter Peterson and his wife,
who followed him on the witness
stand, both denied that Mojonnier
had been drinking before his ar
rival at their house the night be
fore the alleged murder took
place. They stated that their
neighbor did not seem despondent
or worried during the three and a
half hours he was in their pres
ence, but Instead talked of a bus
iness enterprise ne was to under
take. Suggests Bootlegging
Attorney Geddes drew a smile
from spectators in the partially
filled courtroom when he asked I
Peterson If it were true that he !
had talked with Mojonnier about 1
going into the bootlegging bus
iness. Peterson denied this, but i
admitted that he had talked to i
the deceased about the "prin
cipals" of whiskey making.
All of the witnesses questioned
as to what sort of a person they
thought the defendant to be
agreed that Miss Sanders was
easy to meet and rather talkative. ;
A neignoor, jvirs. MaDei jvnner, ,
believed Miss Sanders was "just
a kid, full of klddish ways."
However, the views of Dale
Farnsworth, another neighbor,
drew objections from Miss San
ders' attorneys when he admitted
she was a talkative person, in
fact, "she talked too much."
When questioned further by the
district attorney, Farnsworth re
luctantly recounted Miss Sanders'
remarks on one occasion wherein
she embarrassed those in the
Farnsworth home with "continual
talk of her sexual unhappiness."
Farnsworth said he told Miss
Sanders at that time to "be quiet
or go home."
Attorney Protests
Geddes objected vehemently at
this point, accusing the state of
conducting a "deliberate smear
campaign in an effort to In
fluence the Jury. The district at
torney replied that such was not
the intention of the state, but that
he was trying to piece together
several such remarks to show
that "trouble" did exist between
the defendant and the deceased.
Judge Carl Wimberly overruled
the objection and allowed Davis
to continue with his questioning.
When asked by District Attor
ney Davis if Miss Sanders had
ever issued any threats toward
Mojonnier, Farnsworth recounted
the following conversation:
"If Ralph ever tries to leave
me, I'll kill him," Miss Sanders
Farnsworth said he laughingly
told her she "must be kidding."
"No, I'm not kidding," she re
plied. Attorney Geddes asked Farns
worth if the conversation had not
taken place in a "bantering" or
jovial mood. He replied that he
was merely Joking at first, but
that he believed Miss Sanders was
Witness Excluded
Prior to the opening remarks
by both sides, Geddes requested
that all of the state's witnesses,
with the exception of State Po
lice Sgt. Lyle Harrell and Ben
Irving, civil engineer, be excluded
from the courtroom during the
questioning of the witnesses. The
witnesses were ordered to leave
when Davis raised no objection to
the request.
Victoria Sanders seemed per
fectly at ease before the trial ses
sion began and laughed with
others assembled In the court
room when the state informed
the judge that the already de
layed trial opening would be de
layed further until the jury re
turned from viewing the scene of
Mojonnier's death near Drain.
The tall brunette remained calm
throughout the day's proceedings,
although she occasionally took
exception to witnesses' remarks
by vigorously shaking her head
and whispering to her attorneys.
"Dead as a dodo" refers to a
clumsy cousin of the pigeon that
was three times the size of a
turkey and lived on the Indian
Ocean Island of Mauritius until
three centuries ago. The dodo
a name derived from the Portu
frueae word for simpleton could
neither fly, fight nor tun away.
In ancient Persia, which pro
duced clay tiles unequaled in de
sign for 500 years, entire floors
and walls in palaces of the sa
trapa were covered with clay
Board Announces
Low-Cost 'Air
Coach1 Charges
The Civil Aeronautics board j
has announced the rules under j
which it will permit scheduled air I
lines to continue low-cost "air
coach" services.
The board, noting that all cur
rent authorities for such service
will expire at the end of this
month, said It will authorize con
tinuation for another nine
Its studies to date, CAB raid
however, have convinced it that
profitable air passenger service
requires the maintenance of stan
dard charges for the great bulk
of plane travel. For that reason
it will not allow any "Indiscrimi
nate extension of coach fares" on
the scheduled carriers.
The coach-type service Is gen
erally offered at about four cents
a mile, and involves omission of
numerous luxury Items such as
meals aloft and special attendants
for passenger needs. Most of the
coach services are offered at off
hours, usually late at night
The board asserted that It is
evident that the low-cost fares
are practical only with high
volume business, and thus would
usually require equipment larger
than the conventional DC3 type
plane having only 21 to 24 seats.
In view of the conclusions, the
board said it will authorize a con
tinuation of various coach serv-
ives including:
Northwest Airlines service be
tween New York and Seattle, us
ing DC-4 equipment with 55 or
more seats.
Northwest proposed service be
tween Chicago and Portland with
the same type equipment.
Western Airline's proposed
service between San Diego and
Seattle with 60-passenger DC-4's,
provided departure times are lim
ited to the hours 10 p. m. to 1
a. m.
The board announced that it
will also continue to authorize,
for another nine months, the
"family fare plan," under which
some air lines oner a 30 per cent
reduction for members of one
family traveling with a family
member who has paid full fare.
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