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LONG TIME FAN Peter Sinnott, above, of Idleyld route, drop
ped into the News-Review office Wednesday, to renew his sub
scription. This is not unusual in itself, but for 88-year-old Sin
nott, retired section foreman of the Southern Pacific railroad,
it's a clear, sign of knowing what he likes. And he likes the
News-Review. He's been reading it for exactly 50 years, to
the day! (Staff photo). 1
Donations Of Piece Goods For Needy
Women Of Europe Asked By Roseburg
Church Council At Friday Meeting
Gifts of piece goods tor the women of Europe will be re
ceived Friday, when the Roseburg Council of Church Women
meet for a World Community
In the Day's News
i A By FRANK JENKINS i
YOU must have read the other
day the little story about the
20 automobiles all in a row, driv
ing alone nose to tail ON A
The head one slowed for a
bridge. Police reports on what
followtd show: 1
All 20 cars damaged, with five
of them total losses ... two per
sons injured . . . ten of the cars
so thoroughly snarled up Into one
mass that it took the wrecker
wagons two hours to pull them
IT all happened because NO
BODY THOUGHT. If you had
been in that line, a little advance
thinking as to what you'd do If
the car ahead of you slowed sud-
(Continued on Page Four)
Houston Strike Ties
HOSTON, Tex., Nov. 3 UP)
Industrial Houston was without
bus service today as striking
drivers and mechanics postpon
ed a vote on a company wage
dispute settlement offer.
The 1100 CIO transport union
members went on strike at 12:01
a.m. and received the new com
pany proposal shortly after 4
The buses are the only public
transportation for hundreds of
thousands of Houstonians. There
. are no street cars in the city.
The new proposal calls for a
13 .cent hourly wage increase
over the current $1.17 average.
The company previously nad of
fered 10-cents. The union has de
Appeals Court Sets Bail For
Convicted Reds At Sum Under
Total Asked By Government
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.-OP) The U. S. court of appeals ruled
today that the 11 top American communists convicted of con
spiracy may be released on bail pending appeal of their case.
The court ruled that seven could be released on $20,000 ball
each and four on $30,000 bail apiece.
The government originally asked that their total bail be set
An opinion handed down by
Judges said that ball was being
set because the government
"conceded that the appeal here
in raises a 'substantial question."
Irving S. Shapiro, special as
sistant to the U. S. attorney
told the court of appeals last
Tuesday in urging the high bail
for the communists that "men
like that cannot be relied upon
(to surrender) if their convic
tions are confirmed."
At the end of the trial the pro
upcution described the 11 as po
tentially great security risks.
A lawyer for the communists.
O. John Rogge, asked earlier
day tea at 2:30, at the First
Guest speaker for the occasion
will be Fr. Alfred S. Tyson, rec
tor ' of . St. George's Episcopal
church. .. ..... ; ..", . ....
World'Community day is a
project of the United Council ot
Church Women; with which the
Roseburg council is affiliated. .The
piece goods project is to provide
the women of Europe and Asia
the material to make with their
own hands the clothing necessi
ties for themselves and for their
"To give women the world over
a chance to make clothing," ex
plained Mrs. Sherman Plimpton,
one of the local chairmen, "you
can begin now to gather pieces
of new material. Goods of any
kind is precious to women who
(Continued on Page Two)
Truman To Blast
ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN,
ENROUTE TO ST. PAUL, Nov. 3.
UP) President Truman, making
his first rear platform talk since
the election, told a crowd at Sa
vanna, 111., today he is trying
his best to carry out Democratic
A crowd of several hundred
turned out in the cold at 7:40
a.m. to greet the President aboard
his old campaign train on the
anniversary of his greatest po
He carried with him what he
jokingly described as a "non
political, bi-partisan" speech for
delivery at St. Paul, Minn., at
7:30 p.m. (PST) tonight.
His aids said it was a renewal
of his blasts at "reactionaries"
and of his champienship of the
"fair deal" program for which
he campaigned In 1948 and which
he presented to the 81st Con
gress last January.
And they emphasized he will
send, the program back to Con
gress again in January and back
to the voters in next year's con
that bail be set at no more than
$10,000 for any defendant.
The 11 were convicted of con
spiracy to advocate violent over
throw of the U. S. Government.
Ten of the 11 defendants are
under five-year prison sentence.
The 11th, drew a three-year
term. Each was also fined $10,
000. Federal Judge Harold R. Me
dina, who presided at the nine
months trial, rejected all at
tempts by the communitst to
have bail set.
All are now In the Federal
House of Dentention here.
Easing Of Freight tar Shortage
On Vay, S. P.
Low Lumber Estimates,
Shift To Closed Cars Are
Blamed For Situation
Empty freight cars are en route
to Oregon to move accumulated
cargoes of lumber and other prod
ucts Congressman Harris Ells
worth of Oregon's Fourth district
was informed in Roseburg Wed
nesday by W. W. Hale, San Fran
cisco and Houston, vice-president
in charge of Southern Pacific
company freight traffic.
Temporary relief from the
state's shortage of freight cars
will be furnished by movement of
cars now on the way from Cali
fornia, Ellsworth reports he was
Informed, while additional cars,
Idled by the steel and coal strikes,
are on the way from the East and
Hale, who came to Roseburs to
confer with Ellsworth, denied
charges of discrimination against
ine t-oruana division in distribu
tion of freieht cars, clalmine that
Oregon received virtually the
same percentage of cars, in pro
portion to orders, as experienced
over the entire system.
Not specifio Enough
Ellsworth, however, reported
he is requesting a breakdown of
car distribution to show the ner.
centage of box cars- furnished in
proportion to orders, stating that
Oregon's lumber industry re
quires closed cars and that fig
ures relating to distribution of all
types of cars do not cive a true
picture of service to the lumber
t urtnermore," llsworth said,
"one-fourth of the nation's lumber
(Continued on Page Two)
Tax Ruling . On Fur
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 UP)
The Internal Revenue bureau to
day postponed until March 1 the
effective date ef a ruling clamp
ing the 20 percent sales tax on
all-fur coats without exception.
The postponement was in re
sponse to protests from manu
facturers and merchants. They
claimed they would suffer loss
unfairly unless given time to dis
pose of stocks acquired before
The original ruling, made
known yesterday and intended to
be immediately effective, was de
signed to plug a loophole in the
law under which some all - fur
coats had gone tax free along
with fur-trimmed cloth coats.
It provided that:
1. There can be no exception
to the requirement that all-fur
coats be subject to the 20 percent
lax on reran value.
2. Fur-trimmed cloth coats.
on the other hand, will not be
subject to tax if they meet this
condition: that the second most
valuable component of the coat
be wortn at least a third as much
as the fur part.
Accused Stepfather Kills
Girl, 13, And Himself
SAN FRANCISCO, Hov. 3 UP)
A San Francisco man set fire
to an apartment and held police
at bay for 15 minutes Wednes
day while he killed his 14-year-old
stepdaughter and himself
with a knife, police reported.
The man, Bruce Harold Bren
nan, 35, a Marine refrigeration
engineer, was at liberty on bail
pending a superior court trial
on a morals charge Involving
the girl, Constance Oliver.
Police said the tragedy stem
med from an episode on Aug. 4
when Mrs. Betty Brennan, 35,
had her husband arrested on the
Officers said Brennan served
a five-year prison sentence fal
lowing a rape conviction in Sioux
Falls, S. D., in 1938.
Fire Threat To Lines
Of Bonneville Ended
PORTLAND, Nove. 3 -4PU-
The Bonneville Power adminis
tration reported that early today
a fire endangering its 230,000
volt iines near Beacon Rock state
park in Skamania county, Wash.,
was under control.
The report came from Jack
Jolliffe, operations chief at J. D.
It ended fears that the north
west power pool might be dis
rupted as it was a few weeks
ago by a lightning strike.
DEATH HITS LAST NOTE
BALTIMORE, Nov. 3 4JPt
Benjamin Soener, 42 -year -old
first violinist of the Baltimore
Symphony orchestra, collapsed
and died last night during a
It was the orchestra's first con
cert of the season.
A . '-V
RECALL DEMANDED Dr. Ervin
Munk, Czech consul-general in
New York, pauses, on stairs of
Czech consulate after U. S.
State department announcement
demanded his immediate with
drawal from the U. S. Unoffi
cially the action was described
as' retaliation for recent Czech
ouster of two U. S. diplomats
from Prague. NEA Telephoto).
Buying Of Pork
By U. S. Looms As
Prices Hit Skids
CHICAGO, Nov. 3 UP)
Uncle Sam soon may have to add
pork meat to his hoarded gro
ceries. . ,
Hog prices are slipping. They
are now at the lowest level in
more than three years'.-They -are
not far above the point at which
the Agriculture department must
buy pork to help hold up the
farmer's price for live hogs.
Uncle Sam's hoarded grocer
ies include eggs, milk, potatoes,
grains and many other items.
But there's no meat in the lar
der. Many livestock traders think
the last thing Uncle Sam wants
to do is buy meat, taking it out
of the consumer's market
However, he won't be able to
help himself if prices continue to
The top price for hoes here
yesterday was $17.00 a hundred
pounds, that was the lowest
since OPA ceilings were remov
ed Oct. 15, 1946. The old ceiling
Falling prices have spurred
meat interests to action. A nation-wide
educational and adver
tising campaign promoting the
use of pork will start next month.
The American meat institute,
came up with some figures on
retail prices. It said pork shops
at retail in the basic Chicago
market have dropped an average
of 23 per cent from last summer
while whole hams nave slumped
15 per cent.
SEATTLE, Nov. 3 UP)
Mrs. Jewell Sanders, 28, told
police last night she thinks she's
doing better. Reporting a prow
ler's second effort within a week
to enter her house, Mrs. Sanders
"Last Friday I only shot his
hat off. This time I am sure I
MID-AIR CRASH KILLS 5S
neer the Potomie river after
ta land at the Wathinaton
Tha oilot of the P-38. Eric
injuries. (NEA Telephoto I.
OREGON THURSDAY, NOV.
Drive To Meet
Chest Goal To
Seven Service ' Clubs To
Supply Canvass Force
In Five Roseblrg Zones
How to get up close to 120 cam
paign workers for the klckoff
breakfast of the Roseburg Com
munity . Chest Monday morning,
was among the problems ironed
out at a meeting of the steering
committee last night.
The breakfast, at 7:30 at the
Hotel Umpqua, will launch the
drive to raise $25,550 for five lo
cal agencies the Boy Scouts,
Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts,
Salvation Army, and Y.M.C.A.--and
agencies of the Oregon
Campaign solicitors ' will e
drawn from five men's service
clubs and two women's groups.
The city has been divided into
five zones, with all places of busi
ness and their employes to be
Membership of the participat
ing clubs has been divided into
teams. All team captains are to
be called by telephone at 6:i0
Monday morning and tney, in
turn, are to call their team work
ers to remind them ot their
Two-Day Drive Slated
Sam J. Shoemaker, director of
the Rosebure Community Chest
campaign, said he hoped to have
the drive "cleaned up , in two
days, at most.
Although canvassing for the
chest will include all retail busi
nesses, offices, and industrial
plants, Shoemaker said that
manv nersons in residential ar
eas may not be reached. Those
who desire to give, may mail
.Continued on Page Two)
Suit Is Settled
The damage action of L. L.
Davis, administrator of the es
tate of James Arthur Bales, vs.
Bernard Fenwick and Flegel
Transfer and Storage has been
settled out of court.
Upon stipulation of the parties,
Circuit Judge Carl E. WImberly
has issued an order dismissing
The case involved an accident
south of Winchester, when a load
of lumber being hauled on a
truck of the transler company
slid off striking the car and re
sulting In the death of Bales and
Lilllh Gail Jenkins, occupants of
A trial jury awarded the plain
tiff $2,500 in the Lilith Jenkins
case during the May term. At
torney for plaintiff said in the
Bales case the settlement was
$6,000. The suit demanded $10,
000. Stayton High School
Gym Destroyed By Fire
STAYTON, Nov. 3 (IP) The
gymnasium and all of the Stay
ton high school athletic equip
ment was destroyed last night
Athletic Coach Merrill Boyle
was alone in the building when
the fire broke out In the gymna
sium attic at 6:30 p.m.
Most of the damage, estimat
ed at $10,000, was covered by in-
Twitted end crumpled wreckage of Eaifern Airlines plane lies
it crashed in mid-air with a civilian P-38. Both planet were trying
national airport. All 55 person aboard the airliner were killed.
Riot Bridoux, survived the creth,
8. R. GUGGENHEIM
PORT WASHINGTON, N. Y
Nov, 3 UP) Solomon R. Gug
genheim, senior member . of
America's great mining family,
died here today at his Long Is
land estate., He was 88.
The mum-millionaire Copper
King , was active In the family
business until three weeks ago,
when his health suddenly began
Gueeenhelm was the senior
member of the firm of Guggen
heim brothers, and was the last
survivor of the seven sons of
Meyer Guggenheim, who started
the family in the mining business
in North and South America. .
Of Patterson s
Bakery Slated .
rni'ani1 nnAnlnir nf f he new $100
000 Patterson's bakery at 624
Short street is scheduled from
10 a m in 4 n. m. !SRtlraaV.
The new building replaced Pat
terson's former home located on
The pumice block building, 80
X 100 feet in size, memoes aimos.1
8.000 square feet of hardwood
equipment, as well as much
equipment moved from the for
mer building. A new traveling
oven with a baking capacity of
. rr - . . 1 L. ...... .1 Hnl IT
has been installed.
Other new equipment includes
a new air-conditioned fruit box
nH a atoflm hnllpr. Used both
for heating the building, and for
proviaing sieam xor uie uimu
ovens, explained George Patter
(Pictures Pages 4 anci- a, no
Aero Mechanics Win
Boeing Plant Election
SEATTLE, Nov. 3 (.IP) Of
cicial results of the Boeing Air
plane co.'s jurisdictional election
gave Trie Aeronauunai meuis
niu iminn nf tha inrinnpnHpnt In
ternational association of machi
nists almost a two-to-one margin
Thp final winnt. Annnuncpd bv
TYiAmos 13 flfaham .Tr rpnlnnnl
national labor relations board di
rector, gave the aero mechanics
8,107 ballots compared with 4,127
for lne aeronautical womera,
warehousemen and helpers un
ion, an AFL-teamsler affiliate.
Another 401 workers preferred
no union at all.
but suffered beck and skull
"iii in f -
In the Dalles
Fifteen Rounded Up In
Portland Area, Others
Sought As "Fugitives"
PORTLAND. Nov. 3. UP)
Fifteen CIO longshoremen, In
riintpri in the Sent.. 28 nineanDle
riot at The Dalles, were in au to
day as police sought nine others
missed in a night-long round-up.
Thirteen of the men spent the
night In the Portland city jail and
one, refusing to cross the state
line, was tailed In Vancouver,
. . 11. i r. . '
Wash. The fifteenth man was ar
rested this mornlne.
State and city police, hampered
by faulty addresses or by finding
no one at home, continued the
hunt for the other nine men
named In secret rand jury in
dictments, resulting from water
front violence that halted unload'
lne of a pineapple barge at The
Dalles. They started the roundup
All were held under "fugitive"
warrants from Wasco county. Bail
was set at $2500 but offers by
members of a longshore defense
committee were rejected. Detec
tive Capt. William Tirowne said
Circuit Judge Malcolm Wilkinson
of The Dalles would have to ap
prove the bond. Whether that
meant the men would be taken to
The Dalles or would be released
here after approval of bond, was
None Top Officer
None of those arrested was a
top officer in the Portland ling-
shore local, wmch picketed the
i ne enarges louowea a srma
lurv Investfeatlon of the rioting
In which trucks and an unloading
: crane- were damaged, two truck
drivers were hospitalized and sev
eral persons were roughed, up.
Since then, under a court order
restraining picketing, unloading
of the pineapple baiee to The
Dalles from Hawaii, has been pro
c:3dlng with non-union crews re
cruited at The Dalles handling the
work. Officials of Isleways Ltd.,
(Continued on Page Two)
The jaundice epidemic at Glide
appears to be pretty much un
der control, although a total of
114 cases were recorded at latest
report Tuesday night, Dr. E. J.
Walnscott, county health officer,
So far no deaths have occur
red. Some of the cases, however,
may leave serious affects, the
doctor Indicated, but many of tne
cases are relatively mild. -
Residents of the area are still
advised to boll all water before
using, until tests can be com
pleted on wells and other water
me local neaitn department
is continuing Its study - of the
area, and state sanitary authori
ties are expected shortly to aug
ment the study.
Defeated Building Union
Demands Another Vote
PORTLAND. Nov. 3 UP) -r
The AFL Building Service Em
ployes union, defeated,- 20 to 3,
In a representation election at
Lelpman Wolfe & Co. department
store Friday, wants a new vote.
It charges intimidation.
The union's complaint, filed
yesterday with the National La
bor relations, board, says em
ployes were warned they would
lose company insurance, vaca
tions and other benefits If they
voted for the union.
Harold Wendell, store mana
ger, denied the charge.
Garments Of Street
Beggar Yield $2,122
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 i!P)-
There Is a silver lining to tnis
sad little story about the 80-year-old
woman arrested on a charge
The woman Is Miss Louisa Sch
midt, who, officers said was beg
ging small change from men
along the sidewalk yes'erday.
Policewomen found the sliver
lining pinned to her undergar
ments In the form of $2,122 In
Reckless Driver Fined
$200, Given Jail Stretch
Receiving a rebuke as he plead
ed guilty to reckless driving in
municipal court this momlnz.
Dale Emerald Lang, 21, 1725
Crescent street, was fined $200
and sentenced to 10 days In the
citv Jail. He was told by acting
Judge Whipple that the city will
deal 'Vverelv" with reckless
Failure Of Governor's
Plan Spurs Rumors Of
WASHINGTON. Nov. 3. (JP
Reports that the government may
soon step Into the coal strike re
vived today with word that In
diana operators have refused sep
arate peace talks with John U
One highly-placed official close
ly watching the steel-coal strike
crisis said: "We can't let Lewis
go much beyond this weekend."
tie indicated mat unless .were
is some progress toward settling
the 46-dav coal strike the gov
ernment will invite Lewis and op-,
erators to wasnington negotia
tions, probably some time next
Failure of such federal talks
would put the coal problem up
to President Truman. Up to now
Mr. Truman has held that neither
the coal nor steel strikes has
reached the national emergency
The Indiana operators last
night turned down a proposal
of Gov. Henry Schricker of In
diana for a separate coal pact
covering that state. Lewis had
accepted the idea, saying he
could submit any tentative offer
to his union's policy committee
at its meeting in Chicago Mon
day. The Indiana operators discussed
the idea and rejected It. Harvey
Cartwrlght, secretary of the In- ,
dlana Coal Producers association,
said: "The issues involved are .
national In character and cannot
be reconciled to district negotia
tions." This evident decision to stick to
Industry-wide bargaining was a
blow to Lewis' strategy to make
a separate deal with Indiana or
Illinois mine operators In hopes
the rest of the soft coal industry
would go along.
Other Governor! Decline
An appeal similar to Gov.
Schricker s was made by Gov.
Adlal Stevenson of Illinois. But
Stevenson confined himself to 4
(Continued on Page Two)
Fund Sinks GOP
CHICAGO, Nov. 3.-im -James
S.- Kemper -resigned today ;'
as treasurer of the Republican
National committee because the
GOP's reserve funds have fallen !
Kemper, a Dewey delegate at ,
the 1948 GOP convention, also -
said he has been handicapped
by a difference between his opin-,
ions and ythose of "the party '
officially or unofficially" on po
litical Issues. -
Kemper, a Chicago Insurance
executive, offered to quit last
August. He stayed on wnen nis
proposal was turned down by the
committee. But he served notice
then that he would quit auto
matically ii tne uup cash box
fell below the $125,000 mark.
Todav he said he has sisned
a $35,000 check, requested by Guy "
G. Gabrlelson, national GOP
chairman lor operating expenses;
Kemper said that leaves the GOP
with only $90,000.
The Republicans had $832,000
at the start of 1948, he said, but
this dwindled to $227,000 by Aug.
Annexation Vote Count .
Adds To "Yes" Majority
The city council, canvassing tha I
votes in Tuesday's annexation
election, found one additional
"yes" vote in the Sleepy Hollow
The official count showed OT
yes votes to 55 no votes in this
area. The West Roseburg count
was as previous reported, 257 yes
and 179 no.
The council next Monday night
Is expected to set a date for the
city election for a vote upon ac
ceptance of the two areas and
other areas, which may request
to come Into the city on a con
sent petition. Residents of Clover
dale Park addition are consider
ing this move. ,.
Einar C. Allen, Oregon
THE DALLES, Nov. 3 UP)
State Rep. Einar C. Allen, 42,
Portland, died yesterday at the
tuberculosis hospital here. Ha
had been a patient since May 2U
A native Portlander and grad
uate of the University of Oregon,
he was first elected to the legis
lature in 1936. He was then 29
years old. He won re-election in
alternating elections of 1940, 1944
and 1948. He was a Democrat.
His mother, two brothers and
two sisters survive.
LOTTERY DEN RAIDED
PORTLAND Nov. 3 -tP)
Thirteen men and two women .
were arrested yesterday In a
basement room on charges of op
erating a policy numbers lottery.
Detectives seized numbered
slips, receipts and $401 in cash
along with a "cage" used for the
Ltvity Fact Rant
East It tent and west it west
But no lonqi.T under tha tun
Since tha aneexatioe vet that
Propels us ikiid ana,