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BAND TRIP OFF
One Reason Why We Can't Let Him Fall
By CHARLES V. STANTON
Should the Roneburir chamber of commerce have at
tempted to send the Roseburj; School band to Pasadena s
Tournament of Roues, Southern California's gigantic New
Year's, day spectacle?
Chamber of commerce directors turned thumbs down on
the proposition, thus bringing considerable embarrassement
to a number of people who have been working hard to ob
tain an invitation.
There is ample room for wide differences of opinion on
the matter. Doubtless the chamber of commerce has opened
the way for much criticism.
It would have cost $10,000 to pay the band's expenses.
The chamber of commerce was informed thst the band
could not march in the parade unless the City of Roseburg
also entered a float While the minimum cost of a float was
set at $1,500, a float of such character, sandwiched with
displays costing many thousands of dollars each, would
be worse than none, and would cast discredit upon the ac
Band boosters, on one hand, contended that Roseburg
needs the publicity and advertising that would result from
the band's appearance at Pasadena. But chamber of com
merce directors hold that the trip would result in little
publicity or advertising value and that the only justification
for the expense involved would be in the nature of a reward
and inspiration for the boys and girls composing the band.
On this latter score, the chamber of commerce might have
accepted the task of sponsoring a fund-raising campaign,
had not the expense of a float been appended.
Personally, we agree with the chamber of commerce
directors that the advertising values would not approximate
an expense of $11,600, although we allow anyone the right
to disagree with our opinion on the matter.
We are very proud of our school band. We would not for
one minute discount its ability.
But there will be scores of good bands in the Pasadena
parade. We have a lot of provincial pride, but we doubt if
Roseburg'a band would be exceptionally outstanding among
other of the entries.. And even if it were to prove by far
the best school band In the parade, we would gamble that 15
minutes after the parade had ended not more than one out
of 600 spectators could recall which of the many bands rep
resented Roseburg or would be in the least interested. Or,
admitting that a few might be interested, how many would
react in a way that would do Roseburg $11,500 worth of
The bigger the pageant the more submerged are the
individual entries and the Pasadena show is one of the
biggest in the country.
One of the principal complaints is that the chamber of
commerce directors had tentatively agreed to sponsor the
fund-raising drive and then reneged. This, if true, is indeed
unfortunate. It had been our understanding that the matter
was under tentative consideration prior to the final decision
of rejection reached Tuesday evening.
On the other hand, it is reported, that the invitation was
sought and plans outlined for the trip before the fund-raising
project was brought before the chamber of commerce.
It is rather embarrassing that Roseburg, having sought
and obtained the invitation, in the face of competition from
some other communities, now must decline. But there still
remains the question whether the community can afford
the expenditure of $10,000, plus a float, to save face.
It Is quite evident that the affair was not well handled
in some respect Where the blame, if any, should be placed,
we are not prepared to say.
Personally, we feel that the chamber of commerce direc
tors, as representative of the city's business interests, know
ing full well the financial needs of the community and tak
ing into consideration the fact that the area must be
canvassed for the Community Chest, Red Cross, an Infantile
Paralysis Foundation emergency fund, together with the
pressure of expanding school system, need for hospitals, ',0,r utomc.hi ""'T rec'n,11'
. ,, . , . . , ., .. . , ', . ' delved Into this question again,
and other projects requiring contributions, had no choice But after querying many mate
but to reject the request for sponsorship of the band's ! highway engineer he wound up
, iwunoul a clear answer.
prupuseu trip i x HNjtut'iia.
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to the Editor
Tunny the way a Scrap bring, piece I cut off along one edge!
a letter several week, even I Then the Idea dawned. Never
monthi after it It printed. On Krl-1 mind the tuna tins, Mri. S. Just
day a letter came from Mia. Si cut (trips of heavy foil, fold the
laying (he was "saving tuna and long edges over and Join the ends
almon tlm for rings for the Eng. by folding. There's your ring!
Now, woman-fashion, I remem
ber the date of that Scrap by as-
In the Day's News
(Continued From Pag One)
loclation with whatever wan go
ing on at the time I wrote It. It
waa the hectic week before I flew
down to California: In addition
to the regular dally Item for this
column I waa trying to get extra
onet done, too, so I could keep
them going while away. So that
was In the first week of May.
I was thinking of Mrs. S's let-
ter as I wrapped Monday's fl.ih In
heavy aluminum foil. We took a
roll of the foil, and each evening
we wrapped the cleaned fish and
had It frozen. The last minute be
fore leaving for home we wrapped
the packages In heavy brown pa
per and newspaper. It was still as
hard as rock when we arrived at
Well, as I wrapped the last
day's fish I wondered what use
society the farmer would have
had lesa money to spend during
the period of lower prices and
so would have worn his old
clothes, would have postponed the
building of his new barn and In
many other ways would have cur
tailed his spending. As a result of
this curtailment, the supply of
things the farmer buys would
The folded edge turned to the out
side makes for strength, and the
Inside Is smooth so muffins will have exceeded demand and so the
slip out. Works like a charm! 1 PRICE OF THEM WOULD
Thanks, Mrs. S for timing your HAVE FALLEN. In a little while,
letter Just then! I shall use them, I everybody would have been doing
too. ! business as usual at the sew price
By the way, the batter or dough level,
should be thin enough so It will I Meanwhile everybody would be
pour with the help of the spoon : fat and well fed as a result of the
Into the rings. A little more wa
ter, or a little more flour, makes
no difference in the recipe.
Since this seems to be a cook
ing Scrap this is a good time to
abundant crop that started it all.
HAT was back In the days
when we were Ignorant and
unlettered and crude In our
say an Oregon's recipe with varia- thinking. All we had was a little
lions for cinnamon buns is feat
ured In the cooking editor's
column on August 26 of The
Christian Science Monitor. The
Oregonian, the editor discloses, is
Mrs. K. D. Lytle of ROSEBURG.
Good recipe, too. Will try It next
time. The contribut'on added up
to about fourteen Inches. Con-
that long strip would have, the ! gratulatlons, Mrs. K. D. L.
From The Oregon Press
Toll Reads Growing
Some opinion exists in Oregon
that traffic may become so vol
uminous out her that construct
ion of express roads or of freight
roads to divide traffic may be
come necessary. Some have sug
Toll road backers admit the
extra taxation, deny there is dup
lication, and Insist the existence
of expressways need not impair
the rest of the highway network.
Supporters contend that turn
pikes and parkways mean faster,
safer travel and that these ad-
horse sense. In the pinches, we
just sort of did what came natu
rally. If we had plenty to eat
(especially of the kind that "stuck
to our ribs") along with clothes
that kept us warm in winter and
a rain-tight house, we shrugged
our shoulders and said:- "Well,
we're better off than Granddad
was" and let It go at that Some
how or other, we muddled
BY this time, of course, we've
We know now that a price drop
is a calamity. In o'ur thinking,
we've gone even beyond that
point. We know that it Is a SIN.
Sin must be prevented. Prevent
ing sin is one of society's main
gesled toll roads for commercial ! vantagea fully justify the cost to'PurP- S 'v undertaken to
tne motorist, especially In hilly, j prrveni prices irom dropping. 10
mountainous aections of the j keep prices from dropping, gov
Northeast. They add that anyone Urnment now goes out in years
who doesnt care to pav the toll', . . onvc itd k.
can alwavs use an alternative I0' """ and BUYS UP the
free route with the hazards of ,,ufr Po
liticks, hills and curves. But even that brings its head-
Thev argue further that Inter- ache. Once you get the stuff on
state or through traffic really liVOUI. nndt got t0 gur.
In conflict w th local, short-haul . . , ...
traffic: that limited a c c e s s out wh4t ,h " t0 DO wl,n
routes like the big toll roads ac- Already tha government Is get
tually help both kinds of traffic: ting a lot of it on ita hands. I
by separating them. This is their suspect that some of the bigger
answer to charges of duplication ,t , h4ve their
ana wastcrulness. t , . , .
As for diverting attention from m'n,t wh'n th' d chuck a whale
other roads, the p r o d o n e n t s j f a lot of It into the creek or
It Is true that traffic is growing
rapidly, as anyone who has ob
served' the Pacific highway here
during the last few years, can
testify, but we still are a long
way from toll roads, though toll
charges are one method of equal
izing the burden of highway con
struction and upkeep costs. In
Ihe east, however, the situation
Is more acute.
The Christian Science Mon-
Lttttr Explains land
ROSEBURG The following let
ter is an explanation to the citi
zens of Roseburg concerning the
details of the' invitation to the
Roseburg high school band and
the city of Roseburg to partici
pate in the Tournament of Roses
oarade held in Pasadena. Calif.,
during the coming New Year's
Rose Bowl festivities.
As a result of the Roseburg
high school band's outstanding
perlormance at the Portlana
Rose festival the past June of
this year, an Invitation has been
given and accepted wun tne 101
That the Cnamber of Com
merce of Roseburg voted at a
meeting to give tne band their
full support toward raising the
sum ot $10,000 to send them to
the Tournament of Roses. They
agreed to aet up the committees
and formulate fund raising proj
ects and act aa sponsors. With
this stated encouragement wiles
were sent from th offices of the
Chamber of Commerce to Sena
tor Guy Cordon and Representa
tive Harria Ellsworth asking
them to use the. inlluence in
assisting Roseburg to obtain the
Pasadena bid. Both men imme
diately responded and in turn
contacted lellow senators and
representatives from the state of
California to use their influence
in obtaining the Invitation. Gov
ernor McKay also wrote a letter
of recommendation to tne rasa
dena Tournament officials. High
recommendations were sent to
Pasadena from the officials of
the Portland Rose festival. I
On the weekend of July 31 the
band received a formal invitation
from Pasadena, but being a flor
al parade the band waa required
to be accompanied by a float
which would cost at a minimum
JI.dOO. This feature waa brought
before the Chamber of Com
merce and .was rejected through
a vote taken by contacting tne
board of directors by telepnone.
The Band Parents have gone on
record as favoring the sending
of the band and tloat to Pasa
dena. . The Junior Chamber ol !
Commerce agreed to fall in line
and help the Chamber of Com
merce by giving their support in
raising the funds for this occa
sion. At a meeting Tuesday night,
Sept. 6, the Chamber of Com
merce was asked lo reconsider
and accept the sponsorship of
sending ine band and float to
panauena at the cost of $11,500.
At this meeting the bid was re
jected. Programs have been printed
featuring Koseburg as the ollicial
out-oi-staie band in the Tourna
ment of Roses. Bands from all
over the nation have attempted
to receive a bid to this ailair
but only one out-of-state
band was chosen and that was
Koseburg. The following coneial-
ulatory letter was received irom
Cioquet, Minnesota from Jack A.
Sampson, director of the Cioquet
benior High benool band:
Director, 1951 Tournament of
I wish to congratulate you
and your band on your invita
tion to the Tournament of
Roses Parade at Pasadena. My
own band waa under considera
tion but we received word that
your organization had been se
lected. We will try again.
Best of luck.
We have tne invitation! It has
We hav th band!
Are wc going to quit ow!
FRED H. MItJ.FR
Roseburg Band Parent Assn.
Americans Art Accused
Of Using Gorman Men
BERLIN, Sept. 9. IJP The
Soviet army newspaper in Berlin
accused the United States today
of using eight companies of Ger
man riflemen in the U. S. army's
current manuevers in western
Taegliche Rundschau said the
Germans are members of a
"black guard" formed by the U.
S. army as Industrial police.
American military sources pro
nounced the accusation "ridiculous."
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Pennsylvania turnpike has been 'and t nat the badly needed super-
iiiKiiiift wnuu never or duiii
were It not for the toll charges
The question la no loncer theo-
At the game time we share the disappointment of the ' ""Heal. The famous nuimile.
band members, their leaders and boosters in collapse of the ; in use for more than a decade
project. 4nd Is now being extended east
tn Philsdelnhia n1 uet In fhe
Ohio line. Connecticut has two ,rnm "he pockets of out-of-state
meet obligations. ftne parkways. Maine has a turn- j motorists.
... ... VI' KA Inn A J ...11.
VA emnhas ed that there W PiKe and ,M-w Jersey and ISew .. . " " "" I n.m,w.H,. tiot-ti t u.
no connection between this divi- Hampshire are about to start 1011 TOM people In this argu- - ' " """"
dend payment and me fo, tV- building express routes. All these njent. At leas. In the thickly sett- j ed 'he good old systeir , under
ing special dividend on National 're or will be toll highways. I lpd' heavily traveled northeast-, which the people ATE MORE OF
Service Life (World War III in-1 In addition, Ohio and Oklaho-'1"" 'e. the price in motoring IT WHEN THE PRICE WAS
surance. Assets of the two Insui- ma have authorised commissions ."I ana ' seems LOW
ance nrocrams are maintained I lo establish toll roads. Ami Mass- "r". ""'". I"K- "nu oraes,
Veteran's Dividends May
Total 40 Million Dollars
Some 435.000 veteran-holders of
so-called World War I insurance
will receive special dividend
checks ranging from a few dol
lars to several hundred dollars
earlv In September. Veterans ad
ministration said today.
The payments total 40 million
dollars. VA said. They will go to
persons who took out U. S. Gov
ernment Life Insurance on a per
manent plan at any time prior to
January 1, 1944, and kept it in
force through December of IMS.
Not all permanent plan policy,
holders are entitled to this dlvl
dend because some hav not built
up their full reserve. Moreover
no special dividend is payable en
any L'SGLI term policy.
Most of the recipients already
have received regular dividends
annually on their policies. The
additional dividend Is the result
of a recently-completed restudy
of th eonditlon of the USGLI
trust fund, and the amount of the
reserve which is necessary to
even set a match to it if they
could do It when nobody was
Here's what they've brought on
which come In considerable part j themselves:
By keeping th prices up (thus
keeping the producers voting the
separate trust' fund, and the op-! achusetts Maryland 'and D e I a-j 'r"'flc r K,1vin '
eratlons of one have no bearing I ware may Join the parade be ,h of "-'h 'o11
and thus got rid ot the
on the other.
Shirley Moy And Potty
Will Return To States
cause ol the traffic pressure
from nearby stales which oper
ate or are planning such route.
I he Public Koads Admtnistrat
road network is stretching far
mer every vear.
Moral Never Dart
ME. I'm so old-fashioned that I
can't help thinking it was
I better all around in th old days
Ion. supported bv numerous state! w, , u. . n" People ATE IT when the
highway ofliclals. opposes t h e ; "Oman I O UO Violence ! price got low and kept their belts
ments are these:
DOVER, England. Sept. 9. .D
Shirley May France and her
party have cancelled plana to
visit Paris before returning to
The party will arrive In l.on
don by train early tomorrow aft-
The pretty 17-year old hlirh duplicate and occasionally even coming to
school girl who failed hv six I Parallel existing routes, and thus ; I'relina
MAXH.A. Sept. 9. Uv Nico-1 tight and the wrinkles out of their
las Prelina. 20. nursina- a deeo mA , i
That tolls represent double tax-: knife wound in his stomach to-i., , .. , . . .
atlon of motorists, who already day. declined to press charges . y he had a
pay taxes Into regular highway ! against his assailant, pretty Sal-; lo eat.
funds. ! ud Hillaluz. 18. I realize, of course, that such
That loll roads compete with.) He said he figured he had it thinking is as out of date as the
,.,T' k- k u, . , . d,x,: Bm rvrry ,ime the govern
mld he hrash v InlH ... ... .
miles In her first attemnt to a' uuall wasteful projects. ! her she was gaining weight. She . wllm ur-
swim th English channel will nt the glamour attaching to challenged him to a fight. Plu potatoes for 10 cents a hun-
board a plane for the I'nlted these spectacular highways That is when Prelina made an-' dred to feed to animals but
States Monday. .lends to divert attention from other mistake. He said he acorn-: WONT sell 'em for the same
Shlrlev was In giiod spirits the more commonplace modern- fully handed her his knife and , ,j .
again this morning. She romped ! Iratlon and maintenance needs said: P"1 10 ,0 humans It ap-
on Ihe hotel lawn with a pet dog, I of established roads which a rei "Stab me If you dare" pear to my benighted mind that
Nipper. 'Just as vital to the traffic system. I She dared. ! things are getting out of kilter.
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