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4 . The Newi-Review, Roseburg, Ore Tuei., Nov. 8, 1949
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GOLD IN COOL WATER
By CHARLES V. STANTON
Incore from the sale of timber on the Umpqua National
forer' ' so large that we often fail to realize that the forest
also oduces revenue from other sources. A report made
recenJy by M. M. "Red" Nelson, indicates that tourist
revenue is no small item.
Nelson reported more than 60,000 visitors to the forest
during 1949. This is a low figure, a drop, in fact, of 13
per cent from 1948.
The decrease is not because the forest is less attractive
than previously in its recreational resources, but is due
rather to road construction work. Heavy construction at
both ends of the road and particularly between Rock Creek
and the forest boundary discouraged travel. Another factor
contributing to the slump was the condition at Diamond
lake, where fishing has deteriorated because of the infesta
tion by roach, a scrap fish now crowding out game fish by
utilizing all available feed.
The Oregon state highway commission's travel informa
tion department reports that tourist expenditures amounted
to $5.75 per day per person for the 1949 season as compared
with $5.35 per person in 1948.
We do not have figures on visitor days in the Umpqua
forest, but it is safe to assume, we believe, that enough multiple-day
visitors enjoyed the forest to bring revenue well
over a half million dollars, based on the $5.75 per person
While timber sale revenues eclipse recreational income, a
half million dollars is something to consider. Only 25 per
cent of the timber sale money comes back to the county
although of course, local benefits accrue from manufactur
ing payrolls. Cut all the money spent for recreational pur
poses is of immediate local benefit, as the dollars are used
for gasoline, food, equipment, accommodations and other
Consequently an 18 per cent drop in forest visitors is a
Insof ap as road construction affects use of the forest
there' is -Tittle to be done until work is completed. The type
of higliway now being built will vastly increase visitation by
The Diamond lake situation, however, is extremely criti
cal. Nelson's report points out that the lake is the forest's
major attraction. Normally tourists stay several days at
the lake and their expenditures are far above the average.
But. because of poor fishing, multiple-day vacationists were
few at the resort this year.
The State Came commission is considering various plans
to improve the lake's fishing, the most drastic scheme be
ing to drain the lake to about one-third its normal capacity,
then poison out all fish life and restock after the poison
has been dissipated. This plan would be very costly, but,
as shown by Nelson's report, the cost would not approximate
the losses in tourist income.
The report also shows quite clearly the importance of re
building the fishery of the Umpqua river and its tributaries
us rapidly as possible. We believe the river program now is
well on its way. Expert studies are gradually bringing need
ed information to aid in improvement. The river has been
closed to commercial fishing on game species. Heavy stock
ing with rainbow trout has provided good summertime trout
catches and at the same time lessened pressure on native
Much remains to be done in halting siltation, pollution,
high temperatures, etc., but every indication is that the
sports fishery will improve if conservation efforts are con
The forest supervisor's report proves the importance of
developing recreational resources to their maximum, par
ticularly when 80 per cent of forest visitors are attracted
by fishing potential.
We speak of the "green gold" in the forest, as we refer
to income derived from the timber industry. But we should
not forget that there also is "gold" in cool water.
In the Day's News
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site was Included In the Louisiana
Purchase I the forward-looking
liberals are always crucified Ivy
the backward looking reaction
alien. He then went on tu imply
that the Fair Deal's welfare slale
Is ns far-sighted a step as Jeffer
son's purchase of the Louisiana
territory and In time will he ac
cepted as an equally great achieve
ment of statesmanship.
I HAVE no quarrel with .Mr. Tru
man's little foray Into history,
nor is it my purpose to disagree
with his conclusions. I just want
to point out that he Rave nn Im
pression of scholarly rERSCNAL.
research In the preparation of his
speech that is probably not war
ranted by the facts.
As he spoke the oilier night,
you could almost see him in the j
library, his spectacles perched on
his nose, great piles of books sur
rounding him, his eyes alight
with the zeal of pursuit of knowl
edge and his fingers Inky ns he
labored over his notes.
I doubt If that is what hap
pened. I think that In all probability
his speech was prepared by a
ghost writer, as arc the speeches
of most of our modern political
Rianls, and that the first he knew
about It w as when the manuscript
was laid on his desk.
That Is how it is usually done
In these days.
FOIl that reason. I was a little
cynical ns I listened while he
i reeled off the Interesting (and
Iqulte accurate) alary of Jefferson
and Louisiana. Personally, I'm
'reaching the point where I
j wouldn't cross the street to hear
'the biggest man in the world read
a speech THAT SOMEBODY
.ELSE HAD WRITTEN.
If I'm going to sit In a hard
chair, squirming and twisting In
an effort to adjust my bony struc
ture to the chair's nrver very
comfortable angles while I listen
to somebody else spread pearls
of wisdom before me, I want It
I SAW By PaulJenkins
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ROY HATFIELD, pilot, instructor, and owner of ths Tri-City Fly
ing larvico. A native of Douglas county, ha is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Hatfield of South Deer creek. Graduated from the
Roseburg schools, he served as a Navy flyer during the war.
Roy owns three planes which he uses for instruction at his
flying field. At times he charters others to accommodate his
needs. At present thirteen privately owned ships are quartered
The flying field which he now operates is one of the earliest
business ventures in a district which now embraces a considerable
community Tri-City. Located near the junction of the Riddle
road with the Pacific Highway south of Myrtle Creek, it is
about equi-distant from the towns of Myrtle Creek, Riddle and
Canyonville. It boasts a variety of business houses, manufacturing
plants and recreational and amusement facilities. It's name
somehow or other has become associated in the public mind
with affairs of ell the southern part of the county. It lies in one
of the very fertile areas and one of the first settled, in the
county the Missouri Bottoms.
to be something that he has dug
up himself and which he himself
believes nnd is saying It because
he believes It. The speaker has all
the fun nnd his hearers take all
the grief. I think It is no more
than fair that the speaker should
have paid in mental sweat for the
pleasure he gets out of listening
to hi own voice.
Knowing too much, unfor
tunately, about the way modern
oratory is put together, I wouldn't
have crossed the street the other
night to listen to the President
read something somebody else
had written. But crossing the
stre t had nothing to do with It.
I was listening to a hill billy pro
gram during the dinner hour
when the radio came to a rather
abrupt slop nnd somebody an
nounced that the President of the
I'nlled States would speak during
the ensuing period.
That is how It all came about.
very-frequent speeches written
I for him by somebody else, his
torians have failed to record it.
, I'm quite sure that In their great
'debates both Lincoln nnd Doug
las wrote the words they uttered
between 6.13 and 7
p. m., if you hove not
received your Newt
Review. Ask .'or Harold Mot'-y.
Oregon GOP Faces Tough
Year, Gov. McKay Warns
PORTLAND (J1) Gov. Dour-
las McKay says that next year
will be a critical one for the Re-
Dublican party in this state.
The governor told a GOP rally
here that the Democrats would
"move heaven and earth to take
over in 1950. This is the last fron
tier, the last stronghold of Re
publicanism," he said.
McKay called the basic issue
a battle ol opportunity vs. se
curity. "Some people," he said.
"seem to be willing to trade the
thing that made this country
g r e a t opportunity lor security."
Fugitive Convicts Are
Captured Near Lakeview
LAKEVIEW, Ore., Nov. 8.
(T) Two California road gang
convicts were captured south of
here Saturday night by Lake
County snerlff Tommy Elliott.
Elliott said the two men, Ro
bert E. Bush, 20, and William
M. McBride, 24, fled California
road camp no. 39 near Alturas
before midnight Friday. He said
neither resisted when found near
New Pine Creek along Highway
and I'm equally sure they believed
what they were saying. We know
that Lincoln wrote his Gettys
burg speech wrote it with his
own hand on a scrap of paper
while riding to Gettysburg in the
hard seat of a railroad day coach
Those days are past. I have to
concede that modern statesmen
probably have no time to write
speeches. Their time Is taken up
fully by the tasks of modern ad
ministration. I certainly don't
criticise President Truman for do
ing what nearly everybody else
in his place does.
But I'm so old fashionod as to
prefer not to waste my time lis
tening to somebody read a politi
cal speech whose over-all strategy
was first determined by a board
of experts who are supposed to
know what people will fall for
and what they won't, which was
then researched by some hired
scholars and finally written by
some semantics sharp who doubt
less didn't care a hoot one way
or the other but was given the job
because he was good at putting
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C. R. Adimion, Out. Mgr.
Well, the time has come to re
member to cover up the old black
marble clock when bedtime
comes. If we forget, these cold
nights, It will stop .before morn
ing. EJ laughed at me when I
suggested the Idea, that first win
ter of fireplace heat, but finally
he tried It. The old clock kept
It was my grandfather's cus
tom to buy something special for
his wife upon the occasion of the
birth of another child. Granny
had seven. Mother was the last,
born long after the others. So
the clock was bought over seven
ty years ago when mother was
born. As long ago as I can re
member anything I remember
the old clock. Three generations
of children have learned to tell
the time by It. I hope a grand
son will, one of these days.
Sometimes as I sit sewing I
listen to the leisurely old tick
lock, tick tock of the old clock
that weighs a hundred pounds
and think of the housewives I
am the third who have ordered
their day by it. I love the feeling
of continuity it gives. Through I
the years I have reluctantly left
behind many an "old" thing dear
to me for its family association,
but so far I have held on to
My father moved It back and
forth across the Atlantic three
times for mother. She brought It I
as far as Detroit , where, when !
we were married thirty years
ago, it became one of our wed
ding presents. We took it to :
Oklahoma, back to Detroit, then
to California, and now to Ore
gon. The marble part travels in
a barrel with sofa cushion pack
ing, or excelsior as EJ prefers.
The "works" with gilt dial Is
carried by hand, or next thing to
it.- ... - . .
It must be quite a trial to a
man who regards all hampering :
heirlooms as clutter, but he is ;
philosophical about It, and packs
it with such care that It is tick
ing again almost the first thing
when we arrive at a new home.
A clock can be very companion
able, espeeially when . it tick
tocks to its owner so many, many
precious memories. "The marble
ciock will be telling you any min- j
ute now, boys, It's time to pick I
up your toys. '. . . " " I
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