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IURDETTE LEAS, foreman at Farm & Industrial Equipment
company in Riverside, stands beside a huge Allis-Chalmers tractor
displayed in his company's showroom.
Burdette has been with this firm for two-and-a-half years.
Prior to that time he had been foreman at the county shops on
the Oixonville roed for 12 years. He and hit family live at 1235
West First street. (Picture by Paul Jenkins.)
Needs Of Fire Department,
Lumber Shippers1 Handicaps
Topics At Chamber's forum
The Roseburg Chamber of Commerce held its weekly forum
luncheon program at the Umpqua hotel Monday noon, with reports
by chamber committee heads substituting for the previously
In line with this week's observance of National Fire Prevention
Week, Harold Schmeer, civic affairs committee chairman, cited
five Improvements which must be made In Roseburg before fire
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
DISPATCHES on the day this is
written give us this quick sum
up of the industrial situation In
"There was nothing to indicate
an early settlement of the na
tion's major labor trouble strikes
by some 830,000 steel and coal
"There were threats of a nation-wide
railroad strike and a
walkout by some 20,000 aluminum
workers in eight states.
"The continuing strike by John
L. Lewis' 380,000 mine workers
now three weeks old prompted
Cyrus Ching, federal conciliation
director, to warn:
'"EACH DAY BRINGS THE
NATION CLOSER TO A
LL this is happening at a time
f when the prospect of a shoot
ing war throughout the world Is
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Three-Year Prison For
Office Larceny Imposed
Robert D. Nelson. 21, North
Bend, was sentenced to serve
three vears In the state peniten
tiary when he appeared in cir
cuit court Monday before Judge
Carl E. Wimberly.
Nelson had been adjudged
guilty of larceny in an office
when the Jury viewed his case
Renewal Of Forums Over Air,
Annual Neewollah Parade
Planned By Junior Chamber
The Roseburg Junior Chamber of Commerce will again launch
a new series of radio forum broadcasts, after a summer-long holiday.
The broadcasts, scheduled to start Tuesday, Oct. 25, will be
headed by Warren Ward. KRNR account executive.
His permanent staff will include Lowell Rhoden, speaker pro
curement, and Hank Henry, moderator.
The second series of forum j
broadcasts will start with a dis- '50ns displavinK originalitv and
cussion of garbage rate price ad- cpv(,rnp j'n the construction of
Justmenst. The John brothers, ,thPjr costume,
owners of the Roseburg Garbage w.hjch jM, ,
Disposal company will be inter- ..,h",.re(,,t pvr according
viewed by members of the Jay, or)Rjnat. at ,h
co!L . . , ... k ,.., Douglas county courthouse, as in
. V" v-D ' . Win Jet 7 VI previous years, and will continue
station KRNR, starting at 7.30. P o J(he dowmown
according to Ward, who an -, .
nounced the new forum broad- s"r" . , ..
cast, series at a dinner meeting Other members of ' the Nee
nf Pr,.hu a tavrees last night. wollah committee include Sid
N..J?.,h aTs. banned 11". Do- Forbes. Walt Brlttell.
Z nnm nJ Jm Dlans for ! Wayne Crooch. Irv Pugh. John
theA,r.ra11n'nuad. Nefltah pa' Hardiman. Chuck Williamson and
rade. to be held here the night of .Jack Newoy.
October 31. Highlighting the dinner meet-
Chairman Keith Custer said ing was a showing of motion pic
youngsters from over the county tures by Bill Remington, who op
are invited to participate in the erates a newly-opened camera
annual Halloween affair. Prizes, shop on Jackson street, he was
to be donated bv Roseburg mer- introduced by program chairmaa
chanti will be awarded to per-. Don Forbes.
By Paul Jenkins I
Insurance rates may be lowered.
Included are an additional
pumper truck, a tall, aerial-type
ladder, a fire code in the form of
an ordinance, and seven addition
al paid firemen. To bring Rose
burg up to par, there must be
five paid firemen and the chief or
assistant chief on duty at all
times. Rosehurg's fire depart
ment now numbers five men and
Shippers Face Handicap
Avery Thompson, chairman of
the transportation committee,
emphasized rail shipping services
in his report. He cited the disad
vantage to green lumber shippers
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pjr) jf, Cook HotlSt At
Toketee Falls Project
A cook house fire at the Toke
tee falls project of the California
Oregon Power company destroy
ed a cook stove, benches, dishes
and silverware, Copco manager
H. C. Wells reported today.
More complete information will
not be available until communi
cation services are Improved,
Wells said. Telephone service has
been interrupted by construction
I'lCWJ vtoimilg VMI lire i'uiui vniiy
Youth Mistakes Hunting
Mate For Deer, Kills Him
KOOSKIA. Idaho. Oct. 11. UP)
An 18-vear-old youth told au-1
thorities he shot and killed a I
hunting companion yesterday
when he mistook his victim for a
Alvin Renshaw. about 55, a i
Kooskia farmer, died almost !m- i
mediately after being struck bv
the bullet fired bv Neil Erie- i
wine of Southw'ick, Coroner!
Glenn Ailor reported. j
Tht Weather .
MotHy cloudy with a faw
shewert today and Wednesday.
Sunset today 1:31 p. m.
Sunrise tomorraw 4:23 a. m.
Clean Bill Given
No Brutality Or Murder
Discovered, Food Good,
Warm Beds Provided
SALEM, Oct. 11 .Pv The
State Board of Control declared
untrue today charges made last
week of murder and brutality at
the Oregon State hospital.
The charges, made by the Citi
zens Action committee of Port
land, dealt with incidents which
occurred more than five years
ago. the board said.
The board also denied charges
of insufficient food, an. I that pa
tients get cold at night.
The investigation, made by Wil
liam C. Ryan, supervisor of in
stitutions, dealt with these Inci
dents: 1. That Jim Butler, a patient,
was murdered in June, 1942. by
an attendant who kicked him In
Ryan said Butler was attacked
'by an attendant, hut recovered.
Ryan said Butler died of a heart
attack six years later. The at
tendant was fired Immediately
after the attack.
2. That three patients died in
March. 1940, from electric shock
Ryan said these patients were
strangled in their sleep by anoth
er patient. A coroner's Jury made
3. That Irwin Wakefield, a pa
tient, was beaten to death by an
attendant on April 11, 1944.
Ryan said three criminally in
sane patients attacked three at
tendants. Wakefield attacked an
attendant with an iron bar. In
the death struggle, the attendant
killed Wakefield. A coroner's Jury
exonerated the attendants.
Ryan told the board that feed
ing standards have been improv
ed 50 percent in the past three
years. He said a typical noon
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Sues To Prevent
PORTLAND. Ore., Oct. li
ra) Sheriff M. L. Elliott filed
suit Monday asking circuit court
to nan tne recall ejection against
kin mr-Vt 1 1 tA fnp I let 71
The sheriff argued that the rea-
sons cited for his recall are un
true and malicious." and that
even had they been true they
would not be sufficient grounds
for a recall.
He asked an Injunction pre
venting County Registrar of Elec
tions James W. Gleason from
holding the election.
The recall petitions stated, as
reasons for the move, that the
sheriff "misrepresented his quali
fications to the voting public to
secure his election" and that his
conduct since shows "he lacks
the qualifications essential to
properly occupy and conduct an
office of trust and confidence."
In his suit, Elliott said that the
voters had already passed on his
Qualifications, and that his ex-
iperience as a deputy sheriff and
his high ranking in civil service
i examinations prove he had the
j proper background for the Job.
U. P. Engineer Killed
' In Fall From His Cab
PORTLAND. Oct. 11 UPS
The engineer of the west-bound
Portland Rose fell from his cab
while the train was on a siding
west of Pendleton early today
and was killed.
Union Pacific railroad officials
here said the engineer was Otto
Hinkle. 59. The Dalles. They said
the accident, as reported to them
by telephone, occurred after the
train had stopped to go on a sid
ing to let the east-bound Portland
Rose pass on the main line.
Hinkle climbed down to throw
the switch and apparently lost his
grip on the hrfhd rail either in
going down or climbing back up.
Railroad Man Killed
After Saving Co-Worker
PORTLAND. Oct. 11 '.
A railroad yard worker was run
down and killed by a bumped
coach yesterday after pushing a
co-worker to safety.
The victim was Joseph Bratton,
48. Portland. Shoved to safety
was David Markham. Portland.
Investigators said a train from
Seattle was pulling into the Union
Station on track six. hit a par
tially opened switch and sudden
ly shunted onto track five, hump
ing the private car of a Southern
Pacific official. The car rolled,
killing Bratton who had been
standing on the track-
Set New Record
YUMA. Ariz., Oct. 11 .The
new world's champion endurance
fliers. Woody Jongeward and Bob
Woodhouse, are resting at their
The wartime Navy pilots
brought their four-place plane.
"The City of Yuma." to a landing
at the Yuma county airport yes
terday afternoon at 3:33 p.m.
(MSTl after 1.124 hours and IS
minutes of continuous flying.
"Never again," the two said,
when asked if they'll make an
other endurance try.
Since Aug. 2 when they took
off. they had flown 85.000 miles,
the equivalent of three times
around the world.
Decision to terminate the flight
most of which was spent over
Yuma to show the world this
city's fine flying weather came
Sunday night when one of their
two magnetoes burned out.
Douglas county elementary
teachers will descend upon Rose-
Durg Wednesday lor the opening
series of a two-day workshop, to
De tonowed on rrlday by an all
The workshop, on the general
topic of reading, will he conducted
under the county school superin
tendent's auspices, in cooperation
with the Oregon general exten
sion division and Southern Ore
Approximately 315 elementary
teacners win attend the work
shop to be held at Rose school.
The Fridav institute, with 500 at.
tending, will be at the Junior high
school, said County Superintend
ent Kenneth Rarnehure. - "
The workshop staff will Include
Howard Akers, administrative
assistant, department of state
wide services. Eugene; Victor N.
Phelps, assistant professor of edu
cation, general extension division,
Portland, and Dr. Elmo N. Steven
son, president, Southern Oregon
The special instructors staff
will include: Evelyn Masten, tonic,
"Phonics and Word Analysis";
Florence Allen, "Diagnosing read
ing Disability"; Edith Bork,
"Teaching Children's Literature";
John McAulay, "Improving the
Teaching of Spelling": Dorothea
Dusnnen, neiping fupils TO AT-' count, as enuuispmeru or iNor
tain RfsaHlna Raailina.J1 all urlv1! i i n i n tr nf tha. Atlanll
tain Reading Readiness , all from
Southern Oregon college; Victor
N. Phelps. Portland, "Evaluating
Achievement in Reading." and
Delpha Hulhurt, professor of edu
cation, Pacific university. Forest
Grove. "Developing Studv Skills."
vvennesciay s program will open wun us tb seats in tne old parlla
at 9 a.m. with Introductions. At i ment.
9:10 will be an explanation of the
workshop and manner of regis
tering for the course, Ed. 478. "Im
proving Instruction In Reading."
Dr. Stevenson will address the
session at 9:30 on the subject.
Education in Koseburg In 1360.
After Intermission, group meet-
ings with demonstrations, will
begin at 10:30. These will resume
at 1 p.m. following lunch In the
cafeteria, with dismissal at 4 p.m.
Flames Hit Fire Truck
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Oct. 11
lP) Ladder company 10 will he
a long time living this one down:
On a practice run to Wayland
Square to stage a demonstration
in connection with fire preven
tion week, a battery cable short
circuit set the truck on fire.
A spectator pulled an alarm
and three hose companies and a
ladder truck responded while lad
der 10 put out its own fire.
RUSSIA'S AIR POWER STRESSED AT HEARING
Soviet Guided Missiles Able To Down U. S.
Bombers At 40,000 Feet, Expert Declares
Bv BARNBY LIVINGSTONE ; aircraft defenses now in terms of should never gamble for more
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11. P) 1945 equipment." ithan he can aflord to lose.
A navy expert told Congress to- B 36 Branded Obsolete I "In the light of developments
day that Russia likely has guided Sides is deoutv assistant chief which I have been describing. It
iuia.-.iir-a iiuir iu iiiiu mm niiuvn
down bombers above 40.000 feet,
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Capt. J. H. Sides said German
rocket secrets fell Into Russian
hands after the war, and lhat it
would now be "folly"lo gamble
U. S. security on the atom bomb
and big bombers alone.
Had the war lasted a year
longer, Sides said U. S. bombers
! would no longer have been able
to fly over Germany without pro -
hihitive losses from German anti -
I These nai anti aircraft develop-
ments designed to search out and and knock down bombers above agreed that all available statistics
destroy raiders traveling 4"i miles 40.000 feet. , not jibe. And he said that any-
an hour at 65.000 feet, fell into j Side's concluded: 'wav he Isn't an atomic expert.
Russian hands, "lock, stock and) "With AA (anti aircraft) guided , Tatom is the navy man who
barrel," Sides said. j missiles approaching operational; surprised the committee yester-
I The Russians have had plenty iuse. it is folly for any country to nay by saving a man could stand
of time to get them Into pioduc- stake its future to any great ex- t one end of the Washington na
jtion. he said, adding: tent on the big bomber and atom itnnal airport and come unscathed
I "Over four years have elapsed bomb." through an atomic blast at the
; since then. It is foolhardy lor u i "Professional gamblers have al-1
i to think of an aggresses anti- wiys held to the theory that one1 (Continued on PR Two)
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DERAILMENT AT SUTHERLIN This is what hapened whan loaded freight can got out of hand
while being moved in the Southern Pacific yardi at Suthtrlin Monday morning. S.P. officials
blamed a broken connection for tht accident which damaged three freight cars and their cargo
and several hundred yards of track. Thete pictures, taken from tha depot platform, show tha
damage before a railroad wrecker craw came down from Eugene to clear tha tracks. Service was
reitored after a seven-hour delay. (Pictures by Paul Jenkint.l
OSLO, Oct. 11. Norway's,
labor movement emerged today
with an apparent 10-seat major
ity In farliament gained at the
expense of the communists in
The anti-red leadership of
Prime Minister Gerhardsen
quickly interpreted the results.
which are subject to a final
pact. The communists had bitter-
ly assailed this step.
Labor appears from prelimin
ary surveys to have taken 80
neats in the 150-member Storting
I parliament). This compares
The communists dropped seven
seats, moving down from their
previous 11 to four.
Gerhardsen. in a postelection
statement today, said that "since
the communist party was the on
ly one that made Norway's ad-
herence to the Atlantic pact an
i election Issue, we may safely say
that the voters have given their
approval to the government's for
Gerhardsen added that our
victory will not result In a strong
er tendency towards socializa
tion." He said the labor party would
carrv out Ha platform, "hut be
yond that we shall not an. before
the people have been asked to
state its opinion in a new elec
tion." Plans to socialize banks and in-
flumillf llJIIIlJcllllt'n Will IPT ptr lliniir: lull innn n.u " - .......
pared In the coming parllamen-- hour's supply. This indicated Han
tary term, he said, but they will sen had become lost In a heavy1
not be put into effect until alter rain siorm ana crasneo wnue iry
election Is held. ling to find his home airfield.
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before the House Armed Services
committee hearing naval charges
that defense chiefs are over-con-
centrating on an "obsolete' B36
i Whether or not the Russians
now have these guided missiles in
production, Sides said, a revolu-
tionary change in anti-aircraft de-
fenses is certainly not far distant
1 Kven before some big bombers
! now on order can be delivered. ;
Sides declared, this country will
have guided missiles able to find,
Surgeons Probe For
Whistle, Find Nickel
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 11 (.V)
A whistle In his mouth, two-year-old
Hamilton Connell stum
bled on the run and fell.
His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Connell of Cameron, Mo., picked
him up. They couldn't find the
whistle. They surmised he might
have swallowed It.
After waiting a week In vain
for the whistle to appear, the par
ents brought Hamilton to the hos
A surgeon operated yesterday
and removed a nickel.
The Connells are still looking
for the whistle.
Electricity Kills Man
Loading Wet Planks
ST. HELENS. Ore.. Oct. 11 OP)
A truck driver was killed by
electric shock here yesterday
while loading wet planks on a
Police said a large crane al
ready loaded on the truck touch
ed a power line Just as George
Martin Johansen. 39, Portland,
lifted the wet plank onto the
truck. The crane operator had
swung the crane arm to line It
up with the truck bed.
The crane operator was not
Oregon Hotel Man Dies
When His Plane Crashes
HALFWAY, Ore., Oct. 11. UP)
The body of Pilot Vcrtis Han
sen, hotel owner nere wno crasn
led Sunday near Hell's canyon,
was brought out of the mountains
The ground party found the
plane fuel tank held about one
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hie predominantly on the atomic
blitz concept of war it is the life
of our nation which may be at
, ' - .
A Bomb Overrated
Before hearing sides, the com-
mittee had brief new discussion
with emdr. Eugene Tatom about
now oeaoiy is me A-nomo. ininm
cited medical reports on the Hiro-
ima blast to hark up his con-
tenl Ion that It Is not as deadly as
tri public thinks.
ri under ouesllonlne. Tatom
Train Wreck At
Traffic 7 Hours "
Southern Pacific main line and
passenger train service was dis
rupted for seven hours at Suther
lin Monday afternoon when load
ed frleght cars, being shifted to a
siding, broke loose and tore up
several hundred yards of track
In front of the Sutherlin depot.
Damaged In the accident were
three loaded freight cars, two
loads of lumber and a partial
load of lumber. Other cars load
ed with new automobiles for
Roseburg and other southern Or
egon points barely missed the
According to Jerry Parker of
the Sutherlin Sun, S. P. officials
blamed a broken coupling as the
probable cause of the accident.
He quoted engineer Kalzer Rut
ledge, riding in the front engine,
as saying he felt no Jolt prior to
the mishap. Raleigh Wells, engi
neer on the rear pusher engine,
said he was unable to see what
happened because of the dust
raised when the cars Jumped the
Wells Immediately threw on all
brakes to separate the cars, thus
keeping momentum of the Run
away cars to a minimum and les
sening the damage.
S. P. personnel In the depot
made hurried exits out the front
and back doors as the freight
cars came thundering toward the
building. The front car stopped
rolling after It hit stored lumber.
According to witnesses, the cars
apparently stood on end as thev
jammed to a halt alter rolling
pasi tne station piatiorm.
Fight Elliott Recall
PORTLAND, Oct. 11. P)
Multnomah county Democratic
Chairman Nicholas Granet re
ported last night that party pre
cinct workers were prepared to
campaign against recall of Sher-
in m. Lt. r.iiiiu
Granet said the party central
committee laid plans last night
to fight recall of the young
Democratic official with a post
card mailing a part of the cam
paign. Granet said the committee also
voted, 62 to 8, against decontrol
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l10 m city council and
:remai control auinor ties, said low
j priced and low rental housing had
i not been provided here to meet
tne pld ln onpulaUo,,,
Introduces His 2 Wives
Then Poisons Himself
FORT WORTH. Texas, Oct. 11
ti- Police said today a man
with two wives Introduced the at
tractive women last night and
i then killed himself with poison.
He was Norman R. Lewellen,
I a cafe manager.
The first wile, whom he mar
' rled eight months ago. is an ex
! pectant mother. The second, Mrs.
' Beatrlc Thurman, produced a
' marriage license saving she and
i Lewellen were married last week
' ln Terre Haute, Ind. Both are 2T.
$215,000 Required For
New Municipal Building;
Vote Slated In December
A special city election to vote
on two bond issues, totaling S41V
000, will be held in Roseburg
sometime In December.
Roseburg voters will he asked
to approve a $200,000 bond issua
for the modernizing of the munto
ipal airport and a $215,000 bond
Issue for the construction of a
municipal building, to house city
administration offices, fire de
partment, police department and
The sum needed for the pro),
ects and the tentative election
date were set at a special city
council meeting last night at th
Passage of the council's pro.
nosahi would Increase the present
15.6 mlllage tax rate by an es
tlmated five mills. At the present
time Rosehurg's rate is consid
ered one of the lowest in tha
After the amounts were deter,
minted hv the council members.
City Attorney Paul Geddes wai
Instructed to prepare an ordi
nance to be submitted to tha vot
ers. Needs Art Pointed Out
The amount designated for tha
airport will finance the minimum
requirements for commercial air.
line service as set forth by the
Civil Aeronautics authority. De
tails of the proposed new munic
ipal building will be submitted
by City Manager M. W. Slankard
at a later date.
Need for the municipal build
ing and library has reached an
acute stage, members of the
council pointed out. The present
city hall has been long condemn
ed, while facilities at the present
library site are not considered
adequate for hooks housed there
in, it was brought out. Some of
the honks were termed "irre
placeable." Revised Plans Submitted
Prior to resolving the amounts
needed for the two projects, Ben
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Who Broke Jail
Sentences ranging from one to
five years were meted to four of
the six prisoners who broke nut
of the county jail recently. In Cir
cuit court Monday morning.
Judge Carl E. Wimberly sen
tenced Willie Welton Hughes and
his son, Carroll Hughes, to serve
live years In the Oregon state
penitentiary. Quentin Cedl Wil
bur received a three-vear sentence
and Leroy Martin Burnham wi
sentenced for one year.
ah iour were convicted on auto
District Attorney Robert G.
Davis said the sentences did not
include charges of assault and
escape, with which the four have
not yet been charged. Hold or
ders will be placed against the
men, making it difficult to obtain
Ordinarily, a person sentenced
to serve five years Is eligible for
parole alter serving two years.
Hold orders demand the prison
ers be retained at the state peni
tentiary until the .sentence is
served. Following expiration of
the sentence, other charges will
he preferred, Davis said. If tha
court deems them advisable.
Grandmother Kills Three
Descendants And Herself
FORT WORTH. Oct. 11. OPU-
The gunshot deaths of the entire
ramlly of a much-decorated alr
lines pilot today were ruled "mur
der and suicide."
Justice of the Peace Whit Boyd
Issued the Inquest verdict pinning
the four fatal shootings on Mrs.
Edith S. Walker, a grandmother
Bodies of Mrs. Walker, her
daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann
Finch, 33, Penelope Finch, 8, and
Richard Allan Finch, 7, were
found In their beds In the Flnrhs'
modest suburban home yesterday.
The grief-stricken husband and
father, American Airlines pilot
Richard Gordon Finch, arrived
today from Ann Arbor. Mich.,
where he had been visiting his
parents, ne ana nis wile were
Father Killed By Son
In Hunting Accident
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Oct. 11
-t.P) Earl Schwlntz. 63. of Ta
coma wan fatally Injured Monday
In a hunting accident In the Smith
creek area six miles north of
Raymond, the Pacific county
sheriff's office reported.
Sheriff Tom Coyle said
Schwlntz was struck In the hack
of the head by the accidental
discharge of a gun carried by his
son. Marlon. 31. also of Tacoma.
Livhy Fact Rint
By L, l Relzeastet
From Russia comes dis
patch that one ef Its Inhabitants
hat reached the oqe ef 140.
Probably untrue, but perhaps,
the Individual refarred ta feats
he ho lived that