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Each time we are compelled to go to Tortland on busineng
we become more and more disgusted with Roseburg's lack
of transportation facilities. No spot in Oregon, in our
opinion, is more in need of a
We are not alone in that
officials exceedingly anxious
veloped, believing that it will
producing fields, which indicates that they, too, realize
Roseburg's crying need for better facilities for passenger
The "Friendly" Southern Pacific's midnight milk train,
requiring more than eight hours to travel 200 miles, is
something for emergency use only. Bus transportation is
more convenient as to hours of departure or arrival but
is much too slow. Driving by automobile permits the trip
to be made in from four to five hours but, with crooked
roads, congested traffic, reckless drivers and weather haz
ards, the trip is dangerous and tiring, leaving a person
unfit for any immediate business activities upon arrival.
These, however, are the only travel methods currently
available to passengers between Roseburg and Portland
unless one uses a combination of auto and plane trans
portation. On our last few trips to Portland we have been driving
to Eugene then taking the plane for the remainder of the
journey, which cuts travel time to about three hours. We
find that many other Roseburg people use the same system.
But airlines officials point out that the majority of travel
lers after driving the 75 miles to Eugene would just as
soon continue driving into Portland instead of troubling
to transfer. Those people, of course, aren't driving auto
mobiles as ancient as our old family jalopy.
If we had an airport, adequate to handle feeder line
service, the trip to Portland could be made in approximately
West Coast Airlines now maintain three schedules daily
northbound and two southbound. Northbound planes leave
Medford at 7:45 a. m., 9:45 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. South
bound planes leave Portland at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.,
arriving in Medford at 1:45 p. m. and 9:34 p. m. Dif
ference in time between Roseburg and Medford would
probably amount to about 30 minutes. West Coast Air
lines officials say that additional schedules will be added
whenever passenger demand necessitates.
North Bend, which is as badly isolated as Roseburg, In
sofar as ground transportation is concerned, is at present
one of West Coast's best stations.
Officials believe Roseburg also would have a heavy daily i
passenger list and, of course, they are anxious to obtain
this potential patronage. '
Operation of scheduled passenger plane service off the
Roseburg port will not be permitted until airport improve
ments have been made. The field must be given longer and
surfaced runways, while approach and take-off anifles must
be changed. Specifications have been given the city for
improvements at the port and, when the field is rebuilt
to conform to these plans, certification for feeder line serv
ice will be forthcoming.
The city council is preparing to submit a bond proposal
to voters for the purpose of improving the port as out
lined. The federal government would furnish approximately
one-half the needed funds. Following airport improvements.
West Coast Airlines would be permitted to add Roseburg
to its operating schedule, this station already being in
cluded in the system and indicated on all company maps
and advertising. Such advertising carries a note, "Service
not available field conditions."
It is our belief that an airport adequate for passenger
service would materially improve our industrial and busi
ness position. Such benefits, of course are intangible and
we can't measure them in dollars and cents. But, as a case
In point, Veterans administration supervisors have con
sistently played down" th. Roseburg Veterans hospital be
cause of its isolation. As these officials travel almost en
tirely by air, scheduled ' ii;liite 'operation into Roseburg
possibly would result in a more favoraWc attitude toward
our hospital and lead to earlier expansion.'
We know personally of small industries that would have
located in Roseburg but went elsewhere because of the
transportation situation. In fact, according to information
we have received, one small industrial plant is assured
for Roseburg if we get airport improvement but will be
placed where air transportation is available if we fail to
vote airport bonds. Executives of local lumber concerns use
airlines frequently for long trips. One of our local merchants
is now visiting eastern market centers by air.
Air transportation is vitally important to business and
industry. While it is impossible to put a finger on the exact
number of dollars coining into a community from airport
operation, it is certain that a good port helps industrial and
business activity and income most substantially, t
Most Powerful Radio
SEATTLE, (.TV Plans for th.
world's most powerful radio sta
tion, to be huilt at the navy's
proposed $10,000,000 communica
tions station at Jim creek in
Snohomish county, have been u.i-
veiled by 13th naval district head
quarters. The proposed one million watt
transmitter will he 20 times mo,e
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good airport and plane sen-ice.
opinion, for we find airlines
to see the Roxeburg port de
be one of the best passenger
j powerful than the nation's largest
(commercial radio station.
( Navy officials said the trans
mitter will send out strong, very
low frequency' l actio waves, p:o
viding a positive means of com-1
municatlons In any kind of wea
ther with ships and planesl
I throughout the north Pacilicj
'area. Navy officials would not
reveal its exact range. '
Another Bomb That Needs To
Mail from New York State this
morning reminded me of the
time a cousin decided she would
surprise me by walking up to
our front door and ringing our
bell. We hadn't seen each other
In over thirty years . . . what
a visit we should have! She had
received a card from me while
we were on a long trip through
Texas, saying I'd he glad to get
home and rest, as no matter
how good a time one might be
having, being at home again was
the best part of all. . .
So there was no question In
her mind at least but that she
would find me at home. She did
n't reckon on what her cousin-in-law
might do by way of throwing
the proverbial monkey-wrench in
to her plans. So she crossed the
country with her husband, daugh
ter, and son In law, and in due
time rang our bell In California.
A neghbor, seeing the N. Y.
license, enlightened her. "They've
gone to Oregon" she said. "They
drove away this morning, not
long before you came. . . . They'll
be back in three weeks or so . . .
too bad!" 1
to the Editor
Hasty Russian Peace
Is Advised Against
Gl.ENPALE - We were some
what peeved hy the letter by
.lames E. Itaugh. and were filled
w ith questions that we would like
for him to answer.
He sals, "if Russia has the
alum bomb. . . .there is but one
thing to do. make peace with Rus
sia immediately. Stop this cold
war and scare talk."
Would a peace, so hastily
made, he any better than the re
sults of an atomic bomb? And
would we then have no further
cause fur fear?
A little farther on he writes:
"Ho they not know that cities
like Seattle and Portland, as well
as the Ronneville dam, may he
destroyed in a day?"
To destroy all of our cities this
sie as well as our power plants,
sn quickly, would mean that Rus
sia has thousands of A bombs on
hand at present. How manv
please" How would these bombs
be delivered? Has Russia planes
capable of flying from their home
base to this country to drop a
Uimh and return home for anoth
er load? The ('. S. has. And we
wonder if the Air Force mightn't
be using some of them along
about that time?
And along a little farther he
writes: "If we" '1 suppose he
means the U.S.A. "start atomic
war we sign our death warrant."
Now we wonder where he's been
all these years, to even suggest
that there Is least possibility that
the U.S.A. might start a war?
How manv wars has the U. S.
started during the last hundred
We feel that this is too utterly
sillv to send tune questioning,
only for the fact that llenry Wal
lace talked such stuff, and we
rxjiect better judgment from peo
ple out here In the country.
C. E. YOUNG
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Her cousin-in-law, you see, had
waited only for his wife to "get
rested up" before setting out for
the long-anticipated trip up 99
to the Columbia and back by
101, a month's trip, the wy they
Mary's daughter was a school
teacher with a contract. They had
planned only a week in California
. . . . well, better luck next time!
On that Oregon trip we were
sitting In a coffee shop In south
ern Oregon, waiting for the car
to have a repair. In came a red
headed man who looked so like
our neighbor that he might have
been her brother. In fact he
was! That ended by his refusing
to take 'no' for an answer and
leading us some eighteen miles to
his ranch atop a mountain. It
was raining. Never shall I for
"We'll leave your car down
here," he said, when we were
within three miles of his place,
"and go the rest of the way in
my pick-up. ..." He called
his place "Sky Ranch" and not
without reason. But ihe view was
wonderful and the experience one
of the high points in our trip!
Recalled Sheriff Says
He's Not Through Yet
PORTLAND. Oct. 24 (.P)
Marion L. Elliott, the recalled
sheriff, announced he was going
j to start a night club, five law
suits, and a crusading anti-vice
"Mike Elliott is not dead." he
told in!erviewers."Mike Elliott is
! just taking a vacation."
The lawsuits, he said, will be
against the chairman of the t
call committee, a newspaper.
'and other persons he didn't iden
tify. The night club will be a pri
' vate endeavor, w hile he takes a
recess from political life,
i The ami v ice force w ill be a
; "watchdog" composed of former
sheriff's deputies to "crusade
! against tne vice in tnis town.
; perturbed Elliott,
: with politics.
added the un- '
he's going on
he said, "hell- 1
"I'll he hack,
GOOD EGO MONTH
PORTLAND. Oct. 21 t.P)
It was a good month for egg
sellers In September, the U. S.
Department of Agriculture re
ported. The price of poultry feed went
down, while the price of eggs
went up. giving the best egg-feed
ration that producers have had
Oregon hens laid about 29.000.
000 eggs during the month, some
I' 000.000 fewer than In Septem
ber of 194S. That was hecause
there were fewer hens this vear.
BAY BEING DREDGED
ASTORIA t.Vi The dredge
Nalnma is working a 24 h o u r
shift to clear out Uathlamet bay
for construction of the Maritime
commission's reserve fleet basin
Pledge Superintendent J. I
Ten Brook said dredging should
be finished by March. The bay
must he dug out to a depth of
PORTLAND, Oct. 22 . A
public hearing was called todav
tor Ikeview Oct. 24 In docide
whether to reestablish milk con
trol In Lake county.
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
deficit is: 1. To reduce spending.
2. Readjust our taxes so as to en
courage greater production and
inspire greater activity In alt
SENATOR Byrd, Virginia, Demo
crat and usually a sound
thinker on the subject of economy,
'The President has the cart be
fore the horse. He should call for
a drastic reduction of expendi
tures and avoid any increase of
taxes if there is any way to do
FIE! Fie! Gentlemen.
CONGRESS HOLDS THE
PURSE STRINGS. Congress
makes the laws.
If enough members of Con
gress, In both houses, WILL IT,
the congress can stop reckless
deficit spending deai in its tracks.
All It needs to do is to pass the
necessary laws, with a margin big
enough to overcome the Presi
dent's veto, If he should be so
foolish as to use it.
That would turn the trick.
IT is true that the littleman from
Missouri has gone hog-wild with
the Idea of spending. He evident
ly Interpreted his overwhelming
election last fall as a revelation
from on high to the effect that
the way to stay in power per
petually is to spend and spend
and spend and tax and tax and
Bij- AT ANY MOMENT WHEN
IT IS WILLING TO congress can
spike that gun. All It needs to do
is to USE THE POWERS GIVEN
TO IT BY THE CONSTITUTION.
CZECH SNAPS RECORD
PRAGUE. Czechoslovakia. Oct.
2J. t.PI Emil Zatopek,
Czechoslovakia's Olvmpia cham
pion, ran the 10.000 meters vesier
day in 29:21.2, shattering the
world record for second time this
year. Viljo Heino of Finland holds
the recognized world mark of
29:35.4. established at Helsinki,
Aug. 25, 1944.
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Work Of United Nations Goes Far
Beyond Problems Of Preserving
Peace In World Rehabilitation
By DR. JOHN L. HAS KINS
Manager Roaaburg Vttarana Hoaptul
We reviewed Saturday gome of the history and the difficulties
facing the United Nations program. There have been failures and
we have heard more about the failures than we have of the ac
complishments. But let's look at some of the programs under way
at present under supervision of the United Nations.
The program goes for beyond I
the task of preserving peace, for
is wa. us. a. u i iisutb ouiv i j train Jei I -
son must have the feeling of
safety and securily. Therefore,
the General Assembly is dealing
with acute problems of human be
ings tnrougnout the world, The
Economic and Social Council has
been delegated the responsibility
of promoting welfare and Improv-1
lng the living conditions of all
Specialized agencies have been
set up to serve particular pur
poses. The purpose of the Food
and Agricultural organization is
to allocate essential foods and to
ensure fair distribution among na
tions. The World Health organi
zation is organizing a world wide
attack on malaria, tuberculosis,
and venereal disease and other j mental human rights and funda-!
diseases, as exemplified by wiping . mental freedom and of removing
out a cholera epidemic In Egypt, j economic and social causes of in
The WHO is credited with adding : ternational conflicts and unrest."
30 million man days to productive
capacity in Greece by malaria
control. The International Refu
gee organization provides tempo
rary care and attempts to find
homes for hundreds of thousands
, i,.. . .. ,
tional Labor organization is at
tempting to bring about improve
ments in living standards, work
ing conditions, and wage increases
for workers throughout the world.
The International Trades organi
zation will assist countries in re
ducing tariffs and other trade bar
riers and assist in free exchange
The United Nations Educa
tional, Scientific and Cultural or
ganization is attempting to de
velop better educational facilities,
encouraging international under
standing, spreading scientific
knowledge and promoting friend
ly communication among peoples
of the world. We know something
of the International bank for re
constructltion and development,
t' e International Telecommuni
cations union, the International
Civil Aviation organization and
the Universal Postal union.
Food For Children
Some five million children have
been provided food in Europe and
China and it is taking part in a
program to test 100 million chil
dren for tuberculosis at the pres
ent time. That doesn't sound as
though all of the efforts to help
the world to security have re
sulted in fumbling and mis
management. What has been done towards
actually preserving peace? The
Security Council was able to in
duce the Soviet union to withdraw
troops from Iran. The British and
French listened to the Security
council and withdrew troops from
yna ana L.eoanon. ine political
independence and territorial in
tegrity of Greece were protected
even though the Soviet union ve
toed efforts of the Security coun
cil to deal with the situation. One
conflict that we have heard more
about was the one in Palestine
where clashes between the Arab
states and Israel were terminated.
The peace in Indir over the Kash
mir trouble was arranged by the
United Nations. The Dutch-Indonesian
conflict was settled and 70
million Indonesians were given
independence through mediation
by the Security council. These and
other disputes, any of them which
might have led to long and bloody
si niggles, have been terminated
hy the United Nations. In addi
tion some 34 nations have agreed
ti accent the compulsory jurisdic
tion of the Internationa) Court of
Probably the most far reaching
single result so far was the adoo
tion in Paris hv the General As
sembly of the Universal Declara
tion of Human Rights. Speaking
for the United States, John Foster
Dulles, said. "Historians will, I
think, refer to this session as the
Human Rights assembly. We have
met in a country where the
How ipiL Know t
Th inwrl fit varrrly
By KEN BAILEY
QUESTION: If I drive a bor
rowed car, am I covered hy
the public liability and prop
erty damages insurance I carry
on my own car? One of
those complicated transporta
tion prohlems involving getting
four men to the golf course
hut leaving enough carl so
their wives could do the shop
ping came up the other day
snd some one mentioned the
ANSWER: So long as the bor
rowed car is a private passen
ger vehicle which you do not
regula.ly drive, you are fully
covered by your own Insurance
policy. It should be mentioned,
however that the policy does
not extend to cars which you
sctually own besides the one
insured. You must arrange for
separate insurance on each
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Declaration of the Rights of Man
wa, inspired We have met on a
continent wnicn nas seen man -
kind's e real est struggle against
tyrannv. And we have met at
lime wher. the Daramount issue is
the preservation of human free-
tn7,7an made t o lay out
. Dmer.m lor tne 0rld.
A year ago President Truman
wrote, "The Charter is at once a
statement of objectives and a
guide to action. It proclaims the
objective of preventing future
wars, of settling international dis
putes by peaeeful means and in
conformity with principals of jus
tice, of promoting world-wide
progress and better standards of
living, of achieving universal re
spect for an observance of funda-
There are still defects in the
machinery set up by the nations
of the world to maintain peace
and to assure every citizen of the
world security and justice, but we
do believe that a start has been
uu n in r 1 1 1 (i i a Biciii nits i ril
, made towards that end. We were
unable to build a political machine
for three million people in less
than SO years; we even change
the rules in basketball and foot
ball every year, so how can we
exrject perfection in a machine to
regulate 1.700,000,000 people in
TOP GRID SCORES
NEW YORK, Oct. 24.
Brad Rowland, a halfback on the
McMurry team of the Texas con
ference today paced the nation's
college football players In In
dividual scoring with 78 points.
Rowland heads the list by vir
tue of having scored 13 touch
downs. Boh Sanders, Oregon, led the
Pacific Coast conference with 8
touchdowns for 48 points.
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Material Witness Held
In Slaying Of Brothers
TOLEDO. Oct 24. (JP) A
material witness was held in Jail
here today in- the backwoods
slaving case of the Longyear
brothers. Melvin, 24, and Charles
Charged with he killings Is
Norman Homer Edwards. 50.
Sheriff Tim Welp of Lincoln
county said Edwards had been
feuding with the Longyears over
Welp disclosed he also was
holding as a material witness
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