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State Police Sgt. Han-ell
Promoted, Shifted To Baker;
Sgt. Holcomb Assigned Here
. Tht Weather
Increasing cloudiness today.
Saturday cloudy with Intermit
tent rain. ,
Sunset today 5:02 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 6:53 a. m.
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Promotion of State Police Sgt. Llye H. Harrell of Roseburg to
lieutenant anil his transfer to Baker district headquarters were
announced in Salem Thursday by State Police Supt,. H. G. Maison.
Sgt.i Harrell, who begins his
new duties Monday, will be suc
ceeded here by Sgt. Holly Hol
comb, now stationed at St. Hel
ens, according to Maison's an
nouncement. In charge of the 5oseburg state
police office since May 15, 1947,
Sgt. Harrell was formerly at
Medford and other points in
soumern uregon. He was pro
moted to sergeant at Grants Pass
in May, 1941.
Following three years' service
with the Navy during the recent
war, Sgt. Harrell was assigned
to Medford under Capt. Paul Par
sons. Then he came here almost
two-and-a-half years ago on the
promotion of Sgt. Paul E. Mor
gan, who formerly was in charge
of the local state police office.
Harrell said he would return
here for his family later, after
he establishes himself at Baker.
Sgt. Harrell is a former pro
fessional baseball player. Born in
Vancouver, Wash., in 1908, he at
tended the University of Wash
ington In 1926, leaving to play
professional baseball in Texas
and the Mlddlewest. He was la
ter bought by the Portland Beav
ers, where he played two years
as first baseman.
He Joined the state police in
July, 1936, serving successively
at Coquille, Marshfield, Grants
Pass, Medford and Roseburg.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
IN Baker the other day. Governor
McKay preached another of his
wise little sermons -on how; to
make Oregon greater and more
The way to make Oregon
greater and more prosperous, he
said, is to. GET MORE JOBS. The
goal of more jobs, he added; lies
in the direction of water power
development and natural resource
He concluded: . ... -
"IN ORDER TO CREATE
MORE JOBS, OREGON SHOULD
PROCESS MORE OF ITS FARM
PRODUCTS AND INCREASE
LUMBER FABRICATION OP
ERATIONS." GOOD for you, governor. That
is clear, sound thinking. ' '
The trouble with us in the past
is that we have shipped out too
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Community Chest Drive To
Be Preceded By Breakfast
At Hotel, Talk By Paul Geddes
To keynote the opening of the Roseburg Community Chest cam
paign, Paul E. Geddes, attorney and state representative, will de
liver the principal address at the kick-off breakfast at the Hotel
Umpqua Monday morning.
Sam J. Shoemaker, campaign
director, announced that close to
120 campaign workers, repre
senting five men's service organ
izations and two women's clubs,
will be guests of the hotel man
agement for the breakfast. It will
be served at 7:30.
These clubs will canvass the
city's places of business, both in
the central business district and
in the outlying areas. The city
has been divided into five zones,
each of which has been assigned
one of the men's service organi
zations. The two women's groups, Busi
ness and Professional Women's
club and the Junior Woman's
club, will contact all public em
ployes: Citv and school district
employes by the B.P.W., the
county and U.S. government
worker by the Junior Woman's
Riot Case Slated
THE DALLES, Ore., Nov. 4.
UP) Fifteen CIO longshoremen
were in jail here today, awaiting
arraignment in the pineapple riot
The men, arrested in Portland
and Vancouver, Wash., were
brought here, handcuffed and
guarded, last night. They all
seemed cheerful as they were
escorted into jail.
A new judge was to be assigned
to hear the charge that the men
swarmed over The Dalles dock
Sept. 28 to halt the unloading of
Hawaiian pineapple. Two truck
drivers were hurt and some equip
ment damaged in the outbreak.
Judge Malcolm W. Wilkinson,
who issued the warrants for the
men's arrest, was automatically
disqualified yesterday when the
longshoremen's attorney request
ed a different judge.
Chief Justice Hall S. Lusk,
Salem, was asked to assign some
one to the bench here to conduct
Gov. Douglas McKay said, in a
speech at Portland, that he was
sending an assistant to aid in the
prosecution of the riot case.
"No one," he told a Republican
rally, "is going to take the law
into their own hands in Oregon."
Warrants are still out for nine
more longshoremen, also named
in secret indictments here. ,
Non-union crews continued un
loading the pineapple today. A
court order has halted the picket
ing which led to the outburst of
Greek Guerrilla Aid Is
Charged To Balkans Duo
LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 4 (JP)
The United Nations political
committee approved overwhelm
ingly today a resolution declar
ing Albania and Bulgaria endan
ger peace in the Balkans by as
siting the Greek guerrillas. The
vote was 38 to 6, with 2 absten
tions. The resolution was jointly
sponsored by the United States,
Britain, China and Australia. It
also calls upon Albania and Bul
garia to stop supporting the Communist-led
Yugoslavia joined Russia and
her four satellite countries of
Eastern Europe in voting against
the resolution. Nations abstain
ing were India and Israel.
Following the breakfast, the
teams will set out to make their
initial contacts. Shoemaker said
he hoped the drive will be "clean
ed up" In two days at most. Follow-up
-calls will be made Tues
day and through the remainder
of the week.
This year it is planned to reach
most of Roseburg citizens
through their places of business.
Persons in residential areas who
may be overlooked are invited to
mail their contributions to P.O.
Box 191, Roseburg, said Shoe
maker. Goal of the Roseburg Com
munity Chest is to raise $25,530.
The monev is to be divided as
follows: Boy Scouts, $7,000;
Camp Fire Girls, $2,550; Y. M..
C. A., $7,033; Salvation Army,
$3,823; Girl Scouts, $100, and Or
egon Chest (15 state agencies),
Set Parley On
Union Leader Consents
After Trying For Talk
With Two Governors
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (JP)
Cyrus S. Ching today arranged
a meeting with John L. Lewis
the first step in new government
efforts to end the coal strike.
Word of plans for a meeting
this afternoon was learned by
reliable sources shortly after
Lewis made a new bid to effect
a settlement with a part of the
soft coal industry. Lewis offered
to negotiate in Chicago tomorrow
for an agreement covering mines
in the two states of Illinois and
'Ching, the federal mediation
chief, arranged to visit Lewis
at the mine worker's headquar
This afternoon's conference,
authoritative sources indicated,
may pave the way to a joint
meeting between Lewis and soft
coal operators next week in Wash
ington, Expends on Proposal
The leader of the striking min
ers had made unsuccessful bids
earlier this week for negotia
tions looking toward a settle
ment with Indiana operators
In effect, he expanded that to
a two-state proposal with a tele
gram today to Gov. Adlai Steven
son of Illinois. His proposal was
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SALEM, Nov. 4 (JP) A pre
liminary initiative petition to re
apportion the .state legislature on.
a popiiiannn nasi was .wed wttn
the secretary of state yesterday.
James T. Marr executive sec
retary of the State Federation of
Labor, came here to file it. He
said it has the backing of the
AFL, CIO, Young Republicans
and Young Democrats. .
If the sponsors get 25.482 sig
natures by next July 6, the mea
sure would appear on the No
vember, iu, general election
The last Legislative reappor
tionment was 40 years ago. Leg
islatures since then have failed
to abide by the constitution,
which requires reapportionment
after every census. The chief
demand for reapportionment
comes from Multnomah county,
wnicn would Denetit Dy a reap
The Initiative would require the
governor, secretary of state and
state treasurer to do the reap
portioning after each census.
And it tney aon t, tnen tne state
supreme court would do it.
under a reapportionment, Mul
tnomah county would have a
third of the legislators, but the
initiative also provides that that
county couldn't have more than
Multnomah county now has six
senators, and shares another one
with Columbia and Clackamas
counties. The initiative would
give it 10 senators.
tne same county nas l.t -
presentatives, plus one share'1
with Clackamas county. Under
the Initiative, it would have 20.
The initiative would become a
part of the State Constitution.
Death Cell Claims Killer
Of His Wife And Jurist
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov.
4. (IP) An Ozark farmer was
executed today in the Missouri
penitentiary gas chamber for
slaying his wife.
ine tarmer, &rnest Alton
Scott, 49, also was charged with
killing Circuit Judge Charles H.
Jackson, but the state elected
to try him only on one count.
Scott's attorneys based their
defense on the "unwritten law."
One of Scott's daughters, Willa
Mae, was a key prosecution wit
ness, ehe denied there was any
roman'.ic alliance between her
mother and the judge.
The farmer said shortly before
his execution that he always paid
his debts "and this is no ex
Badly Injured Man
Removed To Portland
Lloyd Crenshaw, 37, Roseburg,
was taken to Good Samaritan hos
pital at Portland for further
treatment of a broken arm and
two fractured ribs, following an
accident at the Crenshaw planer
mm souin or Koseourg, b:ju a.m.
Wednesday .according to a report
received nere. .
The report stated Crenshaw
If u on a sawdust burner, break
ing his arm in two places. He
was also reported to have dis
located his elbow. He was treated
at Mercy hospital Immediately
following the accident. The in
formant added he Is "getting
Oregon Leads In
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. P
Oregon's population has in
oreated by 59.3 percent in the
last nine yeats the largest
growth of any of the 48 states,
the Census bureau estimated
New population estimates,
made by the Census bureau, set
Oregon's present population at
1,736,000, an increase of 647,000
That Is a 59.3 percent boost,
more than any other state had.
Nevada grew almost as much:
Washington's Increase was
48.7 percent to a total of 2,852,
000. The total population in the
country was estimated at 148,
720,000, a 12.9 percent increase
Five states shrank: North Da
kota, Nebraska, Mississippi,
To Impurity In
Contaminated water In the
school well at Glide, and not the
school cafeteria, was the appar
ent cause of the yellow jaundice
epidemic there last week, accord
ing to u. A. sias, acting super
intendent of schools.
Sias said ' a was told by Dr.
E. J. Wainscott, county health of
ficer, that the epidemic was water-borne
and the school well the
apparent source. Sias said the
Glide school board ordered the
school closed Wednesday, Thurs
day and today so changes could
be made in tne scnooi wen.
School will reopen Monday.
The cafeteria will also reopen.
After the lunch room was closed,
at the start of the epidemic, the
school board took the opportunity
to install a. three-hole sink in the
cafeteria, said Sias.
Dr., . Wainscott. warned - that
cases of jaundice, known medi
cally as Infectious hepltitis, may
continue to appear for from four
to six weeks. He reported a total
of 114 cases Tuesday night. The
epidemic now is "pretty much
Sias took charne of the Glide
schools Oct. 10, when John R.
Orr, superintendent, became one
of the first to Be iniectea in me
jaundice outbreak. Orr is now a
patient in the Portland Veterans
"On behalf of the community,"
said Sias, "I wish to express ap
preciation for the assistance giv
en us in helping quell the out-
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World-Wide Sailor, Sea
Lover Drowns In Bath Tub
Nov. 4. P Sixty-year-old
Frederick Ramsey loved- the
He had sailed all over the
world. He' spent most of the
first world war on ships and
had a number of lucky escapes.
Retiring from seafaring, he
took a Job as a dock gate fore
man Just to be near the water.
He trained himself to be a
powerful swimmer and rescued
two men from the river Tyne.
Yesterday Ramsey collapsed
In his bath tub and drowned in
a few Inches of water.
NO. JACKSON ST. WIDENING Illustrated here Is tha start of program which will sventually remit in the widening of No.
Jackson strata's traffic lants its entire length. However, limited funds moke potsibla that tha work be dona piecemeal. Under con
struction now is the widening of tht oni block north of Eaif Second Avenua So. From this straat to tha railroad tracks, tha park
ing strip is being cut away 12 feet en either sidt. This will widen to 28 feet both lanes of traffic. From the railroad track
north to East First Avenue south six feet is being lopped off both sides of (ha parking to provide a 22-foot straat width en
tither side. Tht parking strip originally was 44 fttt wide. (Pie turs by Piul Jenkins I
ROSEBURG, OREGON FRIDAY, NOV.
Truman, On Minnesota
Visit, Spurred In Plan
To Take Stump In 1950
ABOARD TRAIN ENROUTE
TO WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (.IP)
President Human s determina
tion to stump the country again
next year to elect "fair dealers"
to Congress was strengthened to
day by his reception in Minnesota.
White House aides said he was
elated by his welcome yesterday
at Minneapolis and St. t-aul
where police estimated 400,000
persons lined the sidewalks to
cheer him along a 20-mile parade
An applauding crowd the police
estimated at 12,000 whooped it
up again last mgnt in St. f&uvs
civic auditorium when he gave
a foretaste of the 1950 campaign
with a slashing attack on "the
propaganda of the reactionaries."
The President is convinced that
he can help elect liberals to Con
gress by conducting the sort of
campaign he made in 1948
through back platform appear
ances in key states, one close
adviser told reporters.
Two Predictions Made
Mr. Truman stressed two pre
dictions in his talk last night
that the 81st Congress will enact
a "good deal more" of his "fair
deal" before quitting its next ses
sion and that there will be a
heavier vote in 1950 elections for
those with his views.
He called his civil rights, fed
eral aid to education, national
health insurance and other "gen
eral welfare" proposals the path
to tuture growtn.
He said the people were behind
"I am not too much worried
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Charles Cring Buys
Hudson Cs. Interest
Announcement was made today
that Charles C. Cring has pur
chased Robert L. Shore's interest
in the Roseburg Hudson company,
distributors for Hudson automo
biles in this area.
Cring. who has been employed
In the office of Flegel's Transfer
and Storage, moved to Roseburg
from Stamford, Conn., about three
and one-half years ago, when he
purchased a home in the Melrose
Shore, former partner of Her
bert Weisgerber in the automobile
business, slated that he has no
The present Hudson business
was opened in Roseburg by Wels
gerber about a year and a half
ago In a new building erected on
south Stephens street.
Roseburg Realty company han
dled the transaction. ,
Eire Acts To Take Over
DUBLIN,' Nov. 4. (JP) Ire
land's Dail (parliament) brought
tne country s transportation sys
tem a step closer to national
ownership last night.
The Dail, by a 74 to S9 vote,
approved a bill to nationalize
railroads and other transporta
tion services. The bill now goes
to committee hearings and third
and final reading in the Dail.
till n. IkvZAk r(ZM
Dedication Of New Roseburg
Home Of Salvation Army To
Be Notable Event Tonight
A large gathering is expected this evening at the dedication of
the new Salvation Army building slated for 7:30, according to
Capt. Claude Bowden, corps officer. Representatives of the divisional
headquarters in Portland and of the territorial headquarters In San
Francisco, together with officers from nearby corps will be on hand
to assist in the service.
Principal speaker will be Lt.
Col. A. J. Gilliard, field secrc
tary of the western territory who
comes from San Francisco to
r e p r e s e nt Lt. Commissioner
Claude E. Bates, territorial com
mander of the army.
Gilliard, before coming to the
j West, was for many years editor
of the international magazine of
the Salvation Army. He was sta
tioned in London during the war
land accompanied the first rescue
j teams to war-torn European
countries where soup kitchens
and medical depots were estab
lished under Salvation Army aus
pices. Gilliard will remain here
through Sunday when he will
speak at the morning service in
the building he will dedicate Jo
night. Mayor Albert G. Flegel, who
will speak at tonight's affair, w '.s
chairman of the building cam
paign which raised funds for the
building's construction. Other
speakers will be Dr. Morris
Roach and Major G. Roderlc
Durham, divisional commander
of the Oregon-southern Idaho di
vision of the Army. Major Dur-
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Carter Tire Co.
In New Location
The Carter Tire company, for
merly the Hansen Motor Co. tire
department, formally opened for
Business inursaay nignc ai lit
N. Stephens street.
Owned and managed by "Doc"
Carter, formerly with Hansen's,
the store will deal in retail and
wholesale automobile parts and
accessories and small electrical
Bruce Carter, member of the
new firm, reporls the new busi
ness establishment Is "the largest
and most modern re-cap shop In
southern Oregon." -,
Eight persons make up the per
sonnel. Besides the Carter broth
ers, they include Leo Ragan, book
keeper; Ben Blythe, ouside sales
man: Stub Parker, shop foreman;
Jim Hughes, truck re-cap and
large sections repair; Johnny
Stafford and Lee Marical, service
The organization owns a serv
ice truck, equipped with air com
pressor, hoist and air wrench.
tne owner ann stair an were
formerly with Hansen's before
changing over to the new firm,
Copy Deadline Set For
Classified Advertising .
A new copy deadline for
classified advertising in the
News-Review will go Into effect
Monday, Nov. 7.
Beginning on that date, class
ified copy will have to be In
the News-Review office by 5
p.m. of the day preceding pub
This change hss been made
necessary to allow the . mechan
ical department to meet the
press deadline for the rural edi
f- V' jjj?
SPEAKERS Major G. R. Dur
htm. foe. and Lt. Col. A. J.
Gilliard, lower, will speak at
tha program dedicating the new
Salvation ' Army . building her
tonight. Major Durham, division
al commander, will preside at
the ceremonies as well. Lt. Col.
Cilliard Is the field secretary
of tha organization in western
Two Jailed Here On
Grand Larceny Charge
Harrv Hilton Green, 37, and
Robert Orville Barton, 28, both
of Reedsport, are being held in
the county Jail on . cnarges oi
grand larceny, reported Sheriff
O. T. "Bud" Carter. The two
were arraigned in the court of
Justice of the Pence . Fred M.
Wright at Reedsport and their
bail was set at $5,000 each.
Drunken Driver Draws
Fine, 30-Day Jail Term
Henry Lapman Catlln, 5, Al
bany, charged with drunken driv
ing was fined $200 and icntcnced
to 30 days in the county jail,
upon arraignment In justice court
at Drain, reported Justice of the
Peace Clarence Leonard.
j -V. -"
Runs Wild In
N. Y. Policemen Felled,
Patrol Cars Targets Of
Barrage Of Missiles
NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (IP)
Eleven top American Commu
nists went free on bond last night.
Less than three hours later a
brick-hurling Harlem mob felled
six police in a wild welcome
home for one of the Red leaders.
The Communist bigwigs signed
bail bonds totalling $260,000 and
walked out to a freedom that
may last a year until the U.S.
Supreme court reviews their re
cent conviction on charges of
conspiring to advocate violent
overthrow of the U.S. Govern
ment. Defendant Benjamin J. Davis,
Jr., Negro city councilman, met
a roaring welcome when he made
a street-corner speech in Harlem
a short time later. With him were
defendants Henry Winston, also
a Negro, and Robert Thompson,
Negro singer Paul Robeson,
leftist target of two recent Peek
skill, N. Y riots, also spoke.
A crowd of about 2,000 cheered
the speakers and then began a
torchlight parade up Lenox ave
nue through the tense, crowded
heart of New York's big Negro
A handful of police 3tood by.
Officers later said the march
ers endangered bystanders by
waving their flickering torches.
Three police cars swung across
Lenox avenue at 114th street. The
paraders broke the thin police
line and milled arouna tne cars,
chanting in tune with a sound
truck "We will not be moved."
From rooftops came a barrage
of bottles, bricks, saucers, cups
Over the sound truck loud
speakers, a voice roared:
"We are not going to be stop
ped by the police department of
New York City. We will march."
Missiles shattered windows in
the area. The paraders fried
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For Oregon Urged
PORTLAND, Nov. 4.-UP
.Oregon ought to have a :depart
ment of commerce as an aid to
the state's growth.
Thnt was the recommendation
of Secretary of State Newbry
In a speeeh before the Electrio
club here yesterday.
Newbry recommended that the
next legislature set up "a small,
highly skilled department to di
gest (he reports of other state
and federal agencies, and put out
information in a practical and
Such a department, Be said,
would be especially useful during
Oregon's present industrial ex
pansion. He said 30 states set up
such commerce branches this
Newbry also disclosed a plan to
bill people when their drivers'
licenses are due for renewal. "I
think It's a shame," he said, "that
a man should be stopped on the
highway and fined $o for hav
ing an expired operator's permit
without any notice from the
Raleigh Bursch, an employee
of the Dollar Lumber company
at Glendale, was killed Thurs
day while working at tha com
pany's loading dock.
Coroner Harry C. Stearns re
ported that Bursch was In tht
act of tightening a chain on a
truck load of logs. The load
shifted and a log rolled off
crushing him. Death was in
stantaneous, he said.
Additional Information wlil
be announced later.
Plane Crashes In Flames,
All Occupants Escape
CALGARY. Alta.. Nov. 4. UP)
Eight persons miraculously es
caped death today when a plana
grounn-ioopea ana crasnea at tne
municipal airport here after a
tire blew out during a take-off.
Aboard was a party of oilmen
bound for Chicago to attend tha
American Petroleum association
meeting which opens Monday.
The plane had attained a speed of
approximately 75 miles an hour
when the tire blew.
A wing tip struck the field and
the loft wing Immediately burst
Into flames. The passengers es.
caped through a' door.
POPPY 8ALE DATED
Dean Perrlne chapter 9, Dis
abled American Vetprans, will
sponsor a poppy sale on the street
of Roseburg all day Saturday.
Mayor Albert G. Klegel has
proclaimed the day fdr the oc
casion. Camp Firs Gil ls and Boy Scouts
will assist in the street poppy
Levity Fact Rant
By L. F. ItelMnstttn
Match a larger Roseburg
with a larger heart. Give with
a tmile and without regret whea
you're asked to aid the Com