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I nSijv I I Established 1873 ROSE BURG, OREGON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 1949
MARIE HIRST, in charge of
Montgomery Ward I, is shown arranging a display in preparation
for Ward Week. "One of my oldest employes in length of
service," remarked Ed Nolte, manager of Ward's, She knows
every article in her department
Soviet Demand For Count
Of A-Bombs Attempt To
Fool Public, Austin Says
LAKE SUCCESS, Oct. 12.
demand for a world wide count
Nations. U. S. delegate Warren Austin called the Soviet move "An
other attempt to fool the public."
In fhe Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
ROM Portland comes this inter
esting and pregnant dispatch:
"Oregon voters will be asked
next year to put both state legls-
lative houses on a straight popu-
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... ... .
'This would mean the end of I
the system in which lightly popu-1
lated districts now gain represen
tation. "Both senators and representa
tives in the Oregon legislature
would be elected ENTIRELY ac
cording to population."
DO you get the full drift of that
Here is what It would mean:
The Oregon legislature would
hereafter be dominated by the
areas in which the BIGGER
CITIES are located. The more
thinly populated cow counties
would lose the commanding posi
tion in the legislature which they
have always held in the past.
ON its face, it sounds like just
another scheme to juggle
somebody out of a political job
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RECALL NAMES UPPED
PORTLAND, Oct. 12. (JP)
Some 2000 more names on recall
petitions against Mayor Dorothy
Lee were turned in today.
They will be checked by the
registrar's office which found
1734 valid on the first group of
2186 filed Sept. 26.
British System Wouldn't
. Be Adapted To U. S., Says
By LEROY INMAN
Great Britain's program of universal socialized medicine would
not be applicable to the United States, because of the differences in
the governments of the two nations, the nature of the British
country and the general psychology of the people.
This was the conclusion drawn
by Congressman Harris Ells
worth, following his three weeks'
visit to Europe as a member of
the House of Representatives'
special committee, delegated to
study the English system.
Ellsworth returned late Mon
day to Roseburg from Washing
ton. D. C. He flew west to Po r.
land, stopping enroute at Cleve
land. Ohio to visit his son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Dittman. He spent Sunday
night in Portland and flew Mori
day to Eugene, where he w.is
met by Mrs. Ellsworth by car.
Mrs. Ellsworth and their daugh
ter, Jane, arrived here about Oct.
The congressman discussed
briefly his observations In an in- j
terview. and also spoke impromp-!
tu at the Roseburg Kiwanis club '
meeting Tuesday noon In the Ho
During their five-day stay In
(ha houseware department at
by its Christian name.
(JP) Russia has renewed her
of atomic bombs by the United
The Soviet demand was made
by Deputy Foreign Minister
Malik late yesterday In the U.
N. security council. It called for
a tally of all weapons, from
atom bombs to airplanes and
artillery, from battleships to
bayonets. Each nation would re
port on its own weapons under
Malik s proposal, with no pro-
vision lor cnecKing on tne irutn
Warren Austin, U. S. delegate
who is this month's chairman
of the councii did not answer
Malik on the floor. But immedi
tely after the meeting he told
newsmen: "A cencus of weapons
without verification is meaning
less. This is another attempt to
fool the public."
"The proposal for the addition
of atomic bombs to the census
adds nothing new," Austin said.
"It continues to reflect an un
willingness on the part of the
Soviet Union to recognize the
real nature of the atomic prob
lem." Malik Equivocates
The Russian proposal was not
acted on and Malik refused to
go Into detail on It when he
spoke to newsmen after the meet
ing. Malik was directly asked If
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Sale Of Liquor Draws
$1,000 Fine, Jail Term
Illegal sale of two pints of in
toxicating liquor rost a Reeds
port man a fine of $1,000, court
costs and six months in the Doug
las county jail.
Sheriff O. T. "Bud" Carter said
Walter Roy McConnell, 47, ar
rested Monday night, was ar
raigned and pleaded guilty to the
charge in the justice court of
Judge Fred M. Wright Tuesday.
He was escorted here by Dep
uty Shriff Cecil Beaver.
London, the committee conferred
each day with British officials,
Ellsworth said. The membeis
were able to obtain first hand in
formation, and found the matter
a most interesting study.
Under the plan, the English
doctor is strictly a servant of the
government. A good doctor's pay
may be the same as that of a
poor one, in that the fee of each
is based on 18 shillings a year
for every person on the doctor's
list, whether or not the patient
is treated. He stated there is an
apparent lack of incentive for
a phvsician to improve his abil-
j ity. and the possibility is always
prevalent for them to neglect
heir patjem,. Doctors are only
human, he stated, and the onlv
criticism which could be aimed
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Halsey Joins In Sco ffing
At B-36 Bombers Pover
Can't Stop An
Admiral Says Major Need
In War It Speedy Craft
To K. O. Foe's Transport
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (P
Salty Fleet Admiral William F.
(Bull) Halsey scoffed at the air
forces' big B-36 bomber today as
a "siege" weapon. He said it
can't stop an enemy and likely
would never stop anything ex
cept bullets from fighter planes.
Halsey was before the House
Armed Service committee as the
navy put its top sea dogs of the
last war into Its fight against a
military policy that cuts down on
the navy and builds up a big B-36
. Backing Halsey up with a state
ment was Fleet Admiral Ernest
J. King, wartime chief of naval
operations who is ill but still
punching for the navy.
The navy also had a statement
from Fleet Admiral Chester W.
Nlmitz to be put in later.
And it sandwiched in a direct
plea from Capt. A. A. Burke,
present assistant chief of naval
operations, for reinstatement of
the navy's thwarted plans to build
a flush-deck super-aircraft car-1
Halsey's general argument was
that the need in event of war will
be for fast planes which can har
rass an enemy's armies, knock
out bridges and disrupt his trans
port. History Offers Proof
He said that by passing the ar
mies and hammeringi at urban
centers far to the rear.' vould not
stop an army.
If military history shows one
thing, Halsey said, it is this:
"Siege operations have never
succeeded against an enemy
while that enemy possessed
troops in the field which could
attack the besieging forces."
Navy men contend the B-36
could be of use only for "mass
(Continued on Page Two)
In Czech Dragnet;
Reds Take Over
PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia, Oct.
12. (JPh New nationalized busi
nesses sprang up in Prague to
day in shops whose owners had
been seized in widespread police
roundups. The purge arrests
were reported continuing.
Several people who went to
trade with their former neighbor
hood druggists, bakers or book
shops reported they found communist-controlled
nistrations had been installed.
The businesses had been seiz
ed by the government. In some
cases It was reported the famil
ies of the former owners also
had been thrown out of their
This lent substantiation to per
sistent reports that police action
against small businessmen which
engulfed most of Prague the last
1U days nad been aimed at li
quidating remnants of the middle
class. Big enterprises had long
since been nationalized.
But the businessmen were only
one class arrested in these round
ups, which were reliably estimat
ed to have seized thousands in
this capital alone. Landlords and
other propertied persons, toget
her with many doctors and law
yers and Just ordinary people,
also had come into the police
Reliable reports said manv of
the people seized had been sent
to forced labor camDS bv Com
munist-Controlled National com
mittees. After more than a week of sucn
arrests there still was no gov
ernment statement of the action,
nor on wide -spread purges in
People still found it difficult,
If not Impossible, to obtain in-
lormation about arrested rela
tives. The government yesterday ex
tended its hold over Czech eco
nomy by taking control of pri
vately owned farm machinery,
barns and storage cribs.
Annexation Plan Wins
In Yoncalla Election
With only 33 votes cast In a
special city election at Yon
calla Monday, residents ap
proved annexation of 14.4 acres
located southest of the former
The vote was 27 for ane" (
opposed to annexation.
Judges for the election were
O. F. Thiel and Mrs. Fred Kru
se. Mrs. Bernice Mideke serv
ed as clerk.
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MISSING Jean Elizabeth
Sprangler (above), 27-year-old
movie bit player who ii reported,
muting since Oct, 7. Police
spurred learch after her ripped
handbag was found in Griffith
park, in Lot Angelei, Calif.,
with a punling note inside.
Rancher Dies Of
Fred S. Beecher, 62, died
about 5 p.m., Tuesday from an
alleged self-inflicted gunshot
wound at his ranch on Hub
bard creek near Umpqua, ac
cording to a report from state
police, and Coroner Harry C.
Stearns, who investigated.
Beecher's body was found at
the gate to the pig pen by John
Roeher, according to Stearns. He
left a note indicating that he
had been despondent for some
time, and had asked that his step
son, Deputy Coroner Douglas Tu
dor, be notified.
He- was born Sept. 16, 1887,
In Negaunee, Mich., and had
lived in Detroit, Mich., until he
cime to Oregon five years ago.
He was a communicant of the
Surviving are his widow, Mar
Ian D., Roseburg; a brother, Wil
liam, Detroit, and a sistrr, Mis.
Grace Cooper, Palm Springs,
Funeral services will be held
In The Chapel of The Fuses,
Roseburg Funeral home, Friday,
Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., with Rev. A.
Tyson officiating. The body will
be taken to Eugene for cre
mation. Missing Trusty Returns
After Nap Outside Prison
SALEM. Oct. 12. (JP) State
nriunn nffiHula U'prp Irvine, In
ligure out today whether Jack
rowell, 24. Umatilla county auto
mobile thief, escaped and changed
his mind, or if he really did fall
Powell, a trusty, was discover
ed missing at 9 o'clock last night.
An hour and a half later, he re
turned to the prison. He said he
had fallen asleep outside the wall.
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RETURNS Congressman Harris Ellsworth is greeted here by News-Review Editor Charles V.
Stanton in the office Ellsworth formerly occupied prior to his entry into the legislative field. The
congressman returned to Roseburg late Monday from Washington, D. C. He recently made a
three weeks' tour, mostly by
member, Eugland'i socialized
Union To Win
Industry Mum While
Conciliator Takes Over;
Labor Picture Still Bad
Illy Th AwocUlcd Pma
Philip Murray. CIO president,
predicts the steel strike will end
soon with a union victory In the
fight for free pensions and insur
ance. "I assure you that before very
long we will all be happy," Mur
ray said in a fighting address at
Youngstown, O. it was his first
talk of a pep tour to take him to
several of the nation's steel cen
ters. There was no reply from in
dustry to Murray's optimism ir
ed 5.000 of his men to strike.
The U. S. Conciliation service
went ahead setting up separate
meetings with union and top in
dustry leaders, in an effort to
break the strike. The first session
is scheduled with Bethlehem
Steel Corporation tomorrow at
In other labor developments to
day: John L. Lewis and soft coal op
erators went back to contract
talks at White Sulphur Springs,
Va., as the coal strike continued
in its fourth week. Conciliators
said a crisis Is near.
About 100 left-wing faction lead
ers of the CIO in Cleveland asked
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Orgy Of Robbery
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Oct. 12
(JP) An 18-year-old air force sol
dier from Ashland. Ore., whose
apartment was filled with rob
bery loot, shot himself yesterday
because he feared police were
closing In, police Chief Fred
Sehmoker identified the soldier
as Pvt. Robert Eugene Bunch, who
enlisted last December and was
to have been graduated from
base training school next wee)-.
The police chief said Bunch's
19 -year -old wife told him they
started long evening walks after
she became pregnant and on
them they began a series of house
"Since I was always hungry, I
usually went to the kitchen and
got into the icebox and ate and
then I'd help Gene carry the stuff
home," Schmoker quoted her as
Police said they found In the
apartment loot from 10 Cheyenne
residences including six rifles,
several ,-evolvers, clothing, cos
tume jewelry and an $800 dia-
Schmoker said Mrs. Bunch told
him that one night her husband
asked her if she ever played Rus
sian roulette, put a cartridge In
every other hole of a revolver,
spun the cylinder, pointed the gun
at her and pulled the trigger.
"Heavens, it didn't go off," she
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t Europe, wnere ne nuoita
medicine plan. (Picture by Paul
Topic Of SOCE President
At Workshop For Teachers
Rose school auditorium was packed this morning as 325 elemen
tary teachers from throughout Douglas county met to hear remarks
from speakers who opened the two-day elementary teachers'
WORKSHOP SPEAKER Dr.
Elmo Stevenion, above, South
ern Uregon college president,
addressed 315 Douglas county
elementary teachers at the
opening of the two-day work
shop program at Rote school to
day. His topic was "Education
in Roseburg in I960."
By Sheriff After
Dive From Plane
NASHVILLE, Ark., Oct. 12.
(JP) A daring young soldier
named Pvt. Howard, A. Shineman
may own the dubious distinction
of being the first military prisoner
to narachute Irom a Diane.
the 23-year-old Clinton, 111., war
veteran dived out of a C-82 com
monly known as a "flying box
car' at about J.ouu tert over
southwestern Arkansas yesterday
afternoon. I he plane was carry
ing a crew and 10 military pris
oners from Forbes air force base
at Topeka, Kas., to Clarksdale air
force base, fahreveport, L.&.
The spectacular break was en
gineered. Shineman said, to win a
$5 bet he doesn't expect to collect
and for a thrill. He said he
didn't intend to escape; but had
planned to report to Barksdale
on his own.
It also 11) earned Shineman
brief freedom five hours of
trudging five miles over unfa
milar and muddy country a hunt
ed man, and (2) created quite a
commotion in these parts.
Sheriff Arthur E. Hicks of How
ard county and a "courthouse
friend," as he was Identified, cap
tured the young fugitive by fol
lowing rumors of a man In uni
form cutting across fields and
roads. The catch was made In
Buck Range community, five and
one-half miles soulheast of here.
Shineman said his fast, down-
I ward trip was "smooth as silk.
He suffered only a scratched
Jail Tertn Imposed On
Charge Of Larceny
Melvln Ray Adams, 25, of
Reed, Okla., pleaded guilty to a
charge of larceny under $35, upon
arraignment Tuesday, reported
Justice of Peace A. J. Geddes.
He was sentenced to 30 days in
the county Jail. Adams was ar
rested Monday night for the al
leged theft Sunday of automobile
accessories at Union Gap.
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Dr. Elmo N. Stevenson, presi
dent of Southern Oregon college
at Ashland, was featured this
morning, telling assembled teach
ers of the vast changes and im
provements to be expected in the
future, in his talk entitled "Ed
ucation of Roseburg in 1960."
"We teachers must become a
professional group." Dr. Steven
son said. "Otherwise, there won't
be a teaching profession. And
as a profession, we must get
rid of our own incompetents."
He told the audience that teach
ers must bring out all the latent
possibilities in all youngsters
they instruct. He said it was
the profession's obligation to pro
vde equal educational opportuni
ties to all in this American
Some of the more startling
changes foreseen In America's
educational setup were listed by
Dr. Stevenson as all-year-round
schools providing summer camp
ping facilities and work oppor
tunities for all youngsters; in
structlon in art, music and rec
reational activities for every stu
dent; providing as wide a variety
of experiences as possible to
students; and all school build
ings designed on a one-floor level,
with no school containing more
tnan auu students.
Kenneth Barneburg, county
school superintendent, Introduced
Dr. htevenson and other visit
ing educational experts. Follow
ing the opening address, teach
ers began the lirst In the two
day series of group meetings
held In Rose school.
Group Sessions Planned
The elementary school work
shop will resume Thursday at
Rose school, with a contlnua-
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As Commies Near
HONG KONG, Oct. 12. VP)
Nationalist defenses In Soulh
China crumbled today before fast
moving communist armies.
Red elements were reported
within 35 miles of the tottering
provisional capital at Canton. The
government fled to Chungking,
far In the interior. Thousands of
evacuees Jammed Hong Kong.
fro rationalist reports nere
said communist troops had en
tered outlying suburbs northeast
of Canton. Hard driving Red
columns under General Cheng
Keng struck toward the city on
all northern fronls.
Independent military observers
expressed belief the main body of
communists still is probably some
50 miles to the north and north
east of Canton.
There has been no sign of re
sistance from the five Nationalist
armies supposedly lined up to de
fend Canton. An estimated 80,000
government troops were falling
back on the city. Communist dis
patches speculated that thov
would be evacuated by sea to
Formosa and Hainan islands.
The poor, the hundreds of thou
sands of Canton's ordinary people,
were struck. They could do noth
ing but wait for the Reds to take
over. Most didn't seem to care.
Their attitude: How much worse
could it be, anyway?
Minton Sworn In As
Supreme Court Justice
WASHINGTON, Oct. W.-4P)
Sherman Minton took the oalh
as a Justice of the U. S. su
preme court today In a White
Minton, a former Democratic
senator and "new dealer" from
Indiana, was sworn in by Chief
President Truman picked Min
ton from the seventh U. S. cir
cuit court of appeals from Chi
cago where he has served since
1941. He succeeds the late Jus
tice Wiley Rutledge.
Oregon Circuit Judge
Post Given E. H. Howell
SALEM. Oct. 12 IJPl Ed H.
Howell, 34 -year -old attorney of
John Day, became circuit Judge
of Grant, Wheeler. Sherman and
Gilliam counties yesterday.
Governor Douglas McKay ap
pointed him to surceed the late
Judge David N. MacKay.
Howell is a graduate of Wil
lamette university and served as
a captain in the air force during
Apartment House Fire
Fatal To Three Persons
SEATTLE, Oct. 12.'P Fire
In a two-story Ballard apartment
house brought death to three per
sons shortly before midnight last
night. Six other occupants fled
The victims were Jack
Schaum. 70; his wife, Caroline.
about 67. and Carl H. Rapoe
about 65. Mrs. Schaum and
i Rappe died In the flames,
dead on arrival at
Fatal Crash -
Man Aged 80, Woman Of
60 Dead, Husband Hurt;
Another Man Loses Arm
Two aged persons were kill
ed and a third seriously Injur
ed as the result of a twe-cae
collision near Boswell Springs
north of Yoncalla, Monday aft
ernon. State Police Sgt. Lyle Harrell
reported that Warren A. Shaw,
80, lone occupant of one eae
and believed to be of Warren
ton. Ore., and Mrs. Charles S.
(Cora) Wolf sen, 60, of Everett,
Wash., were killed outright as
the result of the accident
Mr. Wolfsen. about 73, was
removed to Mercy hospital by
the Drain ambulance. His con
dition, according to Sgt, Har
roll, Is serious.
The exact cause of the accident
was not determined. Information
obtained from Wolfsen was that
he believed his car dropped off
the side of the pavement, caus
ing him to lose control of the ve
hicle. The Shaw car, traveling south,
struck the side of the front half
of the other car.
Both vehicles were described
as total losses.
The bodies of Shaw and Mrs.
Wolfsen were removed to Stearns
Motorist Loses Arm
A car-truck sideswiping Inci
dent resulted in the loss of the)
left arm of George G. Colson, 30,
route 1, box 387, Battleground,
Wash., about 9:45 o'clock Tues
day night, eleven miles north ot
Roseburg on Highway 99.
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Indian Kids Can
Be Forced To Go
To School, Ruling
SALEM. Oct. 12. UPV-Klamath
Indian children can be forced to
go to public schools by Justices of
the peace, Attorney General
George Neuner ruled today for
the State Department of Educa
tion. But, he said, no state court can
prosecute Indian children for
crimes committed on the reser
vation. Rex Putnam, state superintend
ent of public Instruction, said that
in most places where the slat
has contracts to educate Indian
children, things are working out
But on the Klamath reserva
tion, Putnam said, there is a
"vacuum" as far as truancy and
Juvenile law enforcement Mr
"Juvenile delinquency Is ram
pant and local authorities are
hesitant to enforce the compul
sory school attendance laws be
cause they are not sure of their
authority. No court is taking Jur
isdiction over Indian children,"
Putnam wrote to Neuner.
Neuner said the nearest Justice
of the peace to the reservation
can make the Indian children go
to school. He pointed out that the
Klamath tribal council had agreed
to let the state enforce the com
pulsory school attendance law in
regard to the Klamath Indians.
But when the children commit
crimes on the -reservation, they
can be punished only by federal
or tribal law. The state can prose
cute them only for crimes com
mitted off the reservation.
Argentine Train Crash
Kills 25, Injures 100
BUENOS AIRES. Oct. 12 (JP)
A resort-bound passenger train
crashed into a freight Just outside
the big President Peron termi
nal here late last night, killing
about 25 persons and Injuring
The accident was the worst
since train services were nation
alized two years ago. It was the)
third major one to strike Argen
tina in the last two weeks. An
airliner carrying member of the
Eva Peron foundation who had
been on a rescue mission to Ec
uador crashed at Castllla, Sept.
26. killing five and Injuring 19.
Sixtv-eight persons died In the
sinking of the navv minesweeper
Fournier in the Straits of Ma
gellan. Church Burglar Says
He Found Peace Of Mind
MOLINE, 111., Oct. n.-f.P)
Jimmy Carl Jones, 30, seized by
police on charges of burglariz
ing churches, offered this ex
planation: "They were the only places
where I could find peace of
Police said Jones, of Green
ville. S. C, broke Into three
Moline churches. Jones slept In
one of the churches one night,
police said he related.
Jones was charged with burg
lary and held on $3,000 bond
for a hearing in police court
Levity Foct Rant
By L. I". RelzeMtetm
In declaring they would de
fend Canton to the last ditch,
Chinese Nationalists art adher
ing strictly to form a the Rod
army noon. Thoy aro getting
out of Cantoo at rapidly as