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Clyde A. Lewis, of PlalUburf,
N. V.. wit circled Commander
In-Chief of the Veterans of For
eijn Wars at the 1949 national
convention in Miami, Fla.
Riverside P.-T.A. Will
Meet Monday At School
The first meeting of the River
side Parent-Teachers association
will be held Monday, Sept. 12, at
8 p.m., at the school lunch room,
according to Mrs. Leo Kimball,
P.-T. A. member.
Speakers featured on the eve
nings program will be Mrs. Stan
ley Groshong, Mrs. Robert Glad
will and Mrs. Leonard Gibson,
representing the Campfire Girls;
and Jerry Willis, Boy Scout rep
resentative. Refreshments will be served.
A petition has been filed in
circuit court by Elsie M. Wise
garver asking that she be ap
pointed executrix of the estate of
William Wisegarver, deceased, as
specified in the last will and testa
ment. The estate consists entirely
of cash in the probable amount
Great Britain produced 14.877,
000 tons of steel in 1949. almost
tripling its 1931 output.
The beautv of your grounds en
hances the beauty of'.-vour
home. Arrange now to have
our skilled gardeners do vour
landscape Job. Free estimates.
L. H. Mcpherson
Rt. 2. Box 1S3
Phont 715 J 1
AND EVERY NIGHT
Featuring the Famous
RAY WATSON .
"King of the Ivories"
And His Father
Monoger and Entertainer
Ray and his father come to us highly endorsed Oirectly from
some of Southern California's and Hollywood's Swanky Night
Read At Trial
Admission Made She
May Have Shot Ralph
But Condition Dazed
Victoria Sander's confession
that she "might have" shot Ralph
Mojonnier accidentally, h I g n
lighted testimony yesterday after
noon at her murder trial. The
"confession" was in the form of
a signed statement given to State
Police Sgt. Lyle Harrell.
However, she claimed she was
in a daze and could only "hazily
recall" leaving the home she
shared with Ralph and cashing a
number of checks with merchants
in Drain, before proceeding to
Portland by bus.
Her statement was read to the
Jury while Sgt. Harrell was on
the stand. The state police officer
testified he had returned with
Miss Sanders to Roseburg Nov. 4,
after her arrest by Portland
"She showed no particular emo
tion over the death of Ralph Mo
jonnier," Sgr. Harrell said. "At
times she would appear to be de
spondent and wipe her eyes; at
other times she was gay and flip
pant." Sgt. Harrell testified that Vic
toria's statement, prepared after
she was placed in the county Jail,
had been "voluntarily given." He
admitted, however, that he had
suggested to her what she "might
have done" during her apparent
Born in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 25,
1928, educated in grammar
schools in St. Louis, Mo., and at
Ore., Vicky said, "I have been on
my own and worked in different
parts of the country since I was
14 years old."
She recalled her meeting with
Ralph in California and said she
had become pregnant "through
her associations with him." After
he had moved to Oregon, she had
written to him and he asked her
to Join him at Reedsport, in Octo
ben of 1946. Victoria's son. Paul.
was born March 14, 1947, at Cot
Of the fateful events preceding ;
rfluvuurv nf Datnh'a -J , U trl
.... . j w i ,,aiiii ll ii 1 1 i , . i-
toria said she could remember
nothing. She had lain down on
the davenport about 3 d. m. Oct.
27, and did not "wake up" until
she was on a Portland-bound bus
the next day.
"She said she could have shot
him," Sgt. Harrell testified, "but
if so, it was while he was drunk
and she accidentally shot him
while trying to take a gun away
A letter which Victoria had
written, but not yet mailed, to a
Sister Ann Bernadette in Port
land was read to the Jury. In it,
Victoria brought out her conflict
with Ralph over her desire to re
turn to the Catholic church and
to bring up the baby In the
church. "Ralph Just doesn't seem
to see the importance of this,"
she had said.
The unmailed letter had been
In Victoria's possession when she
was arrested in Portland. The let-
Comedian Danny Kaye walked off with third place honors
recently in a popularity poll conducted by 4 London newspaper
right after Princess Margaret Rose and Winston Churchill. Holly
wood commentator Lynn Castile says: "Since Danny's recent
foot light stints In England, he's top-ranking favorite with the
big and little folk of Britain, so his place In the popularity poll
is no surprise to anyone."
This evening at six, Senator George W. Melons ef
Nevada will hold a press conference on the air during
the regular "Meet the Press" broadcast brought to you
each week by the News-Review, ,
SUNDAY: It's "The Ghost of Muggey Doone" on "House of
Mystery at one p. m. At 1:30 Sunday, William Gargan takes a
night off at Coney Island, and finds murder more interesting
than peep-shows or merry-go-rounds. At 2 p. m., radio's all
seeing, all-knowing "Shadow" returns over the KRNR air-waves!
Spends all his time proving that "Crime does not pay" Is both
the suave Lamont Cranston and the invisible "Shadow." "True
Detective Mysteries" follows along at 2:30. Tune in "The Family
Theater" at 4:30, "The Roy Rogers Show" at 7:30, and at eight
p.m., Chester Morris of stage and screen fame, visits the 'Twenty
MONDAY: "County Agent" at a new time! S:4S a. m.
on Mondays , . . instead of Tuesdays. NEW SHOW
makes Its debut on KRNR Monday morning at eight
entitled "Musio for you!" It's nsw it's different It's a
Lyle Fanner production. Don't mite this new Monday
Wednesday-Friday feature beginning Monday, Sept. 12.
ter was read at the request of De
fense Attorney Paul E. Geddes.
S-t. Harrell said that Victoria
had told him that Sister Berna
dette had advised her to "leave
Ralph" until his previous mar
riage had been annulled, and to
place the baby in a home.
Two Guns Introduced
Sgt. Harrell also introduced
two guns found in the Mojonnier
home at the time of Ralph's
death. One was a 410-gauge shot
gun in the corner of the bedroom.
It had not been fired recently, but
had one cartridge in the maga
zine and one jammed in the
chamber. The other weapon was
.22 caliber rifle found beside the
body of Ralph. The gun appeared
to have been fired recently. In
the chamber was an expended .22
Sgt. Harrell said he handled
the latter gun carefully so as to
preserve any fingerprints wnicn
might have been on It. He picked
up the gun by means of a cloth
strip which lay under the leather
sling. The gun was perfectly bal
anced when he picked it up.
Theie were no fingerprints on
Said Body Was Warm
County Coroner Harry C.
Stearns testified that he picked
up Mojonnier's body the morning
of Oct. 29. He said the body's ab
domen was still warm, and that
rigor mortis had not yet set in.
He said he had remarked at the
time that Mojonnier had prob
ably bepn dead about four hours.
Sgt. Harrell later testified that
only the parts of the body cov
ered with bedding were warm.
Arms, legs and face were cold.
Stearns said there was a small
bullet hole in the middle of the
forehead and that powder marks
were inside tne skuii.
Others on the stand yesterday
afternoon included Mrs. Hazel
Langley, Victorias former em
ployer on the Ocean Parle pier at
Santa Monica, who testified that
Victoria had at one time "pulled
a gun on her" to demand $500
with which to buy furs; Arlolne
Calvin, a friend of Mrs. Sylvia M.
Gleason, Ralph's sister, who had
visited In the Mojonnier home,
and JoAnn Gray, elevator oper
ator at Lipman and Wolfe's in
Portland, who had known Vic
toria in the eighth grade at Chris
tie home at Marvlhurst.
Miss Gray said that Victoria
had contacted her at the store,
after she had left Drain, to make
arrangements for baptizing the
baby. They were unable to fulfill
these plans because of Victoria's
arrest by the police.
Morshfield Shows Form
In Beating Corvallis
By The Anoriitod Preu)
The high school football season
opened in Oregon last night In
sporadic fashion. A few more
scattered games are on schedule
Marshfield turned in the most
impressive victory, showing sur
prising early season strength in
downing Corvallis, 25-13.
In other warm-up encounters
Albany overturned Pendleton,
13-6: McMinnville overcame a
stubborn Myrtle Point, 6 0; Gresh.
am defeated Oregon City, 8-0;
West Linn won from Milwaukle,
In a Jamboree at Eugene, Junc
tion City and Eugene downed
University High and Cottage
Pittsburgh. Pa., and surround
ing Allegheny County have more
than 900 bridges.
SAM'S NIGHT RIDERS
5-PIECE WISTERN BAND
Dancing from 9:00 p. m. 'til 1:00 . m.
Hall it A-onditioned!
Everybody Stoy joo ond Donee!
Comer of Cos ond Pin
Mutual Broad catting System
1490 on Your Dial
REMAINING MOt Bt TODAY
4:1S Frank Hemingway.
4:30 Smoke Ring.
30O Hawaii Calli.
3 30 Sinj for Your Suppa.
6 00 Meet the Proas.
30 S porta Pal.
i5 Muiical Interlude.
40 Loral Newi.
645 Eddy Duchin.
7 00 Take a Number.
7 .10 Xavier Cugat
8 00 Happy Valley Cowboya.
8 JO Barnaa and Hi Orchsatra.
9 00 N'ewa.
9: 15 Dink Tcmpltrton.
9:90 Wrestling; Pared.
10:30 Dance Orchestra.
11 00 Cue In Music
11:30 Sign Off.
KIND AT, SEPTBMBRK II, 134
B 00 Back to Cod Hour.
8:30 Voire of Prophecy.
900 Radio Bible Class.
9:30 Lutheran Hour.
10 00 News.
10: 13 Organ Concert
10 30 Muelc.
10:45 Moments of Devotion.
11:00 Methodist Church Servicea.
12:13 Sunday Favorites.
12:30 Canary Chorus.
12:45 National News.
1:00 House of Mystery.
1:30 Ms run Kane, Private ly.
2:00 The Shadow.
2 30 True Detective Mysteries,
3 00 Ray Bloch Presents.
3 30 Nick Carter, Master Detective,
400 Walking In Rhythm.
4:30 Family Theater.
3.00 Laymen's Hour.
3:30 Can You Top This?
6:00 Secret Missions.
6:30 eseilah Graham.
7:00 Comedy Playhouse.
7:30 Roy Rogers Show.
8 OO Twenty Question.
8:30 Burl Ives.
8:45 Harvey Harding tings.
9:13 Memorable 4MiulC.
9:30 American Legion.
945 Church of the Open Bible.
10:00 Kiwanls Choir.
10:30 Rusa Morgan Orchestra.
11:00 Sign Off.
MONDAT. "KPT. It, 1949
6 00 Sunrise Serenade.
6 20 Music.
6:30 Rise At Ihlna.
0.43 County Agent
7 00 News.
7:15 Breakfast Gang.
7 45 Local News.
8 00 Music for You,
8 30 Modern Home.
8:45 Music by Morgan.
900 Waiiy'a Coffee Time.
915 Book of Bargains.
9 30 Man About Town.
B 40 Music.
9 50 Shopper's Guide.
10:13 Gospel Singers.
10 30 Say It With Music.
10:45 Art Baker.
11:00 Ladies First
11 30 Queen for a Day.
12:00 Music at Noon.
12.15 Sports Page,
12 30 Clocking the Stars.
12 40 Local News.
12:45 National News.
12 35 Market Reports.
1:00 Man on the Street
115 Party Line.
2 00 Against the Storm.
2 30 It s Requested
3.00 Johnson Family.
3 15 Music
3 10 Music.
3 45 Local Loan Show.
4 00 Fulton Lewis Jr.
4:15 Frank Hemingway.
4 30 Marvin Miller.
4 45 News.
5.00 Driver 'a Playhouse.
8:. 10 Champion.
3 45 Lee Bennett.
6 00 Sewing Machine Center.
6 15 Mutual NewsreeL
6 30 Sports Page.
6 35 Music.
6 40 Local News
6 45 Southland Singing.
6:55 Bill Henry
7:00 Dick Haymea.
7:13 Sammy Kaye Showroom.
7:30 Cisco Kid
8 00 Let George Do It
8 30 You Name It
8 43 Bob Eberle
8 33 Johnny Desmond.
915 Hi Neighbor.
9 30 Scandinavian Melody Time.
9 45 Fulton Lewis Jr.
10 oo Affairs of Peter Salem.
10:30 Ruse Morgan Orchestra.
1100 Cues In Music
11:30 Sign Off.
In Shakespeare's plays. Iron
is mentioned 48 times and steel
Quick Trip Home From Finland:
Coffee Expensive Over There
By S. S. SMILEY
Vaino Hajari of Reedsport. who
returned last week from several
weeks' visit in Finland, his for
mer home, is busy telling nil
friends of his Interesting trip.
Leaving Helsinki, Finland, on
Monuay morning on his return
trip, he was .n New York Tues
day night and in North Bend
tie had had wonderful trip,
he said, Including a line visit wioi
old friends and relatives, of whom
he found a surprising number.
Cost of living was "surprisingly
high," and Pajari, a great cofiee
drinker, found that a dollar in
U.S. money only purchased a few
cups of coffee. Other food costs
were correspondingly high.
He brought back newspapers
printed in both Finnish and Rus
sian, with the latter plainly show
ing the strict censorship over ev
ery item published.
Although tne trip was an ex
pensive one. Pajari says he treas
ures it Immensely, but doubis
that he would car to go again.
Back in n.adtpert Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Dickson and son of
Gunter have moved back to their
home in Reedsport and will oc
cupy their home on Wade's Flat
as soon as it is vacated. Mr.
Dickson is now employed at the
Bridge Mill here.
Now In Portland
Friends In Reedsport have
been informed that the Rev. Mar
vin Skidmore and family have
moved from Prinevllle to Port
land, where they are now llvine.
The Skidmores moved from
Reedsport to Prinevllle, after
taking an active part In organiz
ing the First Baptist church here
and building the fine new edifice
on Wade's Flat.
George Smith has purchased
the Ralph Westermiser dairy
ranch on Smith river, arid has
taken possession of his new
home. He was formerly cow-test
er in this vicinity. Mr. Westen-
niser nas not decided wnere he
will make his home, but will
make a trip to Canada in the
near future to visit a brother he
has not seen for many years.
Filling in Lots
Two city-owned lots on the wa
terfront in Reedsport, lying be
tween the Standard Oil company
dock and the Reedsport Packing
company, are being filled with
gravel and sand by the Umpqua
river navigation company, even
tually, the city plans on putting
in a dock and ramp for the load
ing and unloading of small boats.
Sells Cabin Cruissr
Mark Wildgmbe of Reedsport
has sold his cabin-cruiser, the
Ruby, to Henshaw Bros, of Port
land, who are doing contracting
work on Smith River at present
President Truman Backs
Statements Of Eleanor
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 UF
President Truman gave 100 per
cent backing of Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosovelt's denunciation of the
disorders at Peekskill, N. Y.
The President was asked at
news conference what he thought
of Mrs. Roosevelt's description of
the outbreaks at last Sunday's
Paul Robeson concert here.
He said he thought Mrs. Roose
velt covered the situation perfect
ly and thoroughly In her syndi
cated newspaper column.
uniy toaay. tne late president's
widow termed the slugfests "per
fectly outrageous." Talking with
reporters in Atlanta, Mrs. Roose
"I don't know why the police
were not able to control better
the demonstration perhaps they
Everybody loves flowers
and everybody loves to
receive them. Choose
flowers as the perfect
glff . . . choose them
from us . . . always fresh
ly cut, fragrantly lovely.
The phom number to re
member Is 158.
819 Winchester Strstt
and need a boat In their work.
Visiting In Rssdsport
Mrs. Mary McMahan and Mrs.
Kitty Gallagher, both of Omaha.
Nebr., have been visiting at the
John Unger home here for sev
eral weeks, during which time
Mr. and Mrs. Unger went to De
troit to take delivery of a new
Cadillac automobile. The visitors
will return to their homes soon.
Purchase Auto Psrk
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Caples of
Salem have sold the Caples Auto
Park at Umpqua beach, at the
mouth of the t'mpqua river, to
Mr. and Mrs. John Ziolkouskl,
formerly of Eugene. The new
owners have been operating the
business since July, before com
pleting the purchase. The prop
erty is located near the Umpqua
river lighthouse and Coast Guard
Earl Srelle May Get
Oregon Quarter Pest
EUGENE. Sept. 10. UP) A wet
field bogged down the Oregon
football team today, but it may
have settled the big question:
Who is ffOinff In fillrwari Vnrm
Van Brocklln as quarterback?
wnen me rains began falling
yesterday Coach Jim Aiken sent
Earl Stelle into the quarterback
position and kept him there. Stel
le, a reserve last year, had no
trouble in hanging on to the slick
ball, and hurled several long
aiene. reserve Joe Tom, and
sophomore Jim Calderwood have
been competing for the key posi
tion. CORVALLIS. Sept. W.-IJPi
The Oregon State Beavers cli
max their second week of foot
ball training here todav In a
full-length practice squad prac
It is expected to be the last
heavy scrimmage before the
Beavers leave for their Coast
conference game against UCLA
at Los Angeles Saturday. The
gates are to be locked for the
TODAY & SUNDAY
L LEE BOWMAN ADOIPHI MINjOU t IVI ARDIN
Tonight: "I Was
UU XrLrAeLT"VjJ XI
Sat., Sept. 10, 1949 Th
Ends In Killings
In China, Report
CANTON. Sept. 10 PV Chi
nese police established today the
killing of an Englishman Thurs
day and the wounding of two Am
ericans in a suburban Canton
home was preceded by an early
morning free-for-all fight.
The Americans. Leonard Clark.
41. San Francisco explorer, and
Willard Freeman, Birdgewater,
Mass., businessman in whose
home the shooting took place,
told police of the fight.
The dead man was Shanghai
born Harold Harris, export man
ager for a Chinese supply firm
headed by Freeman.
Harris and Clark were house
guests of Freeman.
Neither American said who
handled the weapon. It was a
.32 calibre pistol. Police said it
belonged to Clark. The explorer
recently returned from north
western China where he was ru
mored to have found a peak in
the Amne Marhin mountains
higher than 29.141 foot Mt. Ever
Surgeons performed operations
on Clark and Freeman yester
day. Today they said Clark would
recover but Freeman's chances
It was reported that Clark had
sold a story and pictures of his
expedition to Life magazine in
C A NOV A
"HIT THE HAY"
jT'J CORRUPTION, best
V X describe you,
a Male War Bride"
Ntwt - Rtvltw. ReMburf, 0r. S
Oriental Market Study
For. Wheat It Approved
SALEM, Sept. 10. (. Th
Oregon Wheat commission's pro
posal to study the oriental mar
ket for Northwest wheat hat
been accepted by the U. S. depart
ment of agriculture, the commis
E. J. Bell, commission adminis
trator, said a milling expert and
another specialist probably will
be sent to Japan, India, the
Philippines and other region! of
the Far East.
Richard Baum, wheat market.
Ing analyst for the commission,
was ordered to go east to get in
formation on markets for wheat
in manufacture of starch, glucose,
alcohol, glutamic acid, food flavor
ing and other products. He will
confer with federal agriculture
officials and with manufacturers.
He will report to the commission
WHISKY PRICK CUT
NEW YORK Jpi Glenmore
Distilleries Co. announced that
the consumer price of Its prem
ium quality bottled-in-bond bour.
bon whiskey, Kentucky Tavern,
would be cut approximately $1 per
bottle t45 quart), effective Oct.
1, in most states.
PAGP LUMBER It FUEL
. 2nd Ave !. PhonSl2
MITCHELL Aedrey TOTTER
and "French Leave"
NICK BEAD' II -Ct I
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