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Awarded On Bids
Three bids were submitted by
Roseburg contractors for the
grading, drainage, paving, con
crete slabs, rough-in plumbing
and underground electric line
work for the Umpqua Amuse-
at Alameda avenue and Vine
street tn North Roseburg.
Unit prices based on engineer
James R. Daugherty's estimated
quantities showed Darby and
Foster to be low with a total of
$23,090 60. Carl P. Tallon was
next with $28,612 and S. M. Crites
company high at $38,448.45. The
contract was awarded to Darby
and Foster Monday and construc
tion will be started as soon as
possible to take advantage ot
The capacity of the drive-In
theater is being Increased to ap
proximately 500 cars, Daugherty
said, by the recent purchase of
two additional acres of land ad
Joining the original 10-acre site
on the north, and revised plans
are being rushed to make the
most efficlnet use of the added
The entire area will be graded,
drained and paved, together with
construction of floor slabs for the
snack bar and ticket office and
foundations for the screen fram
ing, by early next spring.
The entire plumbing contract
for fixtures, finished plumbing
and rough-in work was recently
awarded to Harris Plumbing and
Heating company, whose bid was
the lowest of four submitted. This
move was made to insure contin
ued responsibility for the com
plete plumbing setup in the snack
The work under the Darby &
Foster contract, Daugherty ex
plained, has been planned and
scheduled so that several opera
tions will be In progress at once
as weather permits, and it can be
done in approximately four,
weeks of actual working time.
This will permit the start of
work on buildings, screen, fence
and final sound apparatus instal
lations so the drivein theater can
be ready for operation when
warm weather opens the season
Naval Academy Offer
LONDON. Nov. 10. UP) Adm.
Richard L. Conolly has been of
fered the post of superintendent
of the U. S. Naval academy at
Annapolis, a qualified naval
source in London reported today.
He hasn't accepted so far.
Conolly is waiting, the inform
ant said, to find out whether Adm.
Louis Denfeld, who was removed
two weeks ago as commander-in-chief
of U. S. naval operations, is
going to succeed him as head of
the Eastern Atlantic and Medi
terranean fleets with headquar
ters in London. Denfeld has been
offered the position.
Acceptance of the Annapolis
post would be a come-down for
Conolly, the source said, because
he is a full admiral. Superintend
ent at Annapolis usually calls for
the rank of rear admiral.
Lumber Takes Its Place
THE DALLES, Nov. 10. UP)
Unloading of pineapple was com
pleted here yesterday and Isle
ways, Ltd., prepared to start fill
ing their seagoing barge with
lumber for Hawaii.
It was a quiet ending to the
operation that had erupted in
violence Sept. 28 when CIO long
shoremen, now under Indictment
for rioting, stormed the city-owned
Meanwhile, at Portland last
night, two longshoremen gave
themselves up to police. That
raised to 22 the number of CIO
union members arrested on the
Wasco county riot charges. They
are free on bail.
STATES BOOST TAXES
CHICAGO. UP) State legis
latures pushed many taxes up to
higher levels this year. The Com
merce Clearing house, a private
organization which compiles re
ports on tax and business laws,
issued a summary that showed 52
The tax Increases were on gaso
line in 15 states, liquor in ten,
cigarots in nine, personal income
1 In eight, corporate income In six
and sales in four. In addition, new
(taxes were placed on sales in
three states, on cigaretes In two
and on liquor in one.
Big Dividend Slated For Stockholders Of G. M. C.
NEW YORK, UP) One of
the biggest cash dividends in
American history will go to Gen
eral Motors stockholders on Dec.
It totals more than $190,000,
000. With other payments already
made this year, it will bring the
company's grand total of divi
dends for 1949 to more than one
third of a billion dollars.
xnitf is an oil-lime iccuiu Tut
General Motors Corp., and fi
nancial circles said it probably
is an all-time record for the
The yearly earnings will
amount to $8 a share for com
mon stock, which has a par val
ue of $10. The stock closed here
before the company announce
mentat $69.12 1-2 a share. The
year's dividend will be 80 per
cent of the par value and almost
12 percent of yesterday's price.
General Motors then opened on
the Chicago stock exchange at
$71.75 a share, up $2.50. Later
the stock added still more to its
STUDENT AID EFFECTIVE
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J.
UP) Money aid to students who
do not have to pay back loans has
been tried by Rutgers univenuy.
Most students do pay back the
money and effective aid is given,
a report on the project says.
The aid is given students who
need small sums $25 to $50 to
stay tn school. Such a loan often
can fix money troubles and put
th student at ease. There is no
interest and no time limit on re
payment He is not compelled to
Eay it back Sometimes years pass
efore payment But very few
loans are not repaid, Rutgers
In Child Murder
LOS ANGELE UP) A 40-year-old
pool hall operator was book
ed here on suspicion of kidnaping
and murdering little Rochelle
Gluskoter in 1946.
Sheriffs Capt. Gordon Bowers
ordered Nicholas Meyers Jailed on
MJiuMa nwidiuwl o ft of avtnndofl
Investigation. It is the first book
ing made in the case, which touch
ed off a widespread manhunt but
resulted in no arrest until now.
Det. Sgts. S. R. Jollvette and
Flovd Rosenberg, on the case for
t 'o years, said that license plates
on Meyers' car tallied with num
bers seen on the reported kidnap
(California has been using the
same license plates since the
Laboratory test has disclosed
several hairs found in the car
Businessman Blamed For Matsy Of His Troubles
SPOKANE UP) The Americ
businessman has only himself to
blame for many of his troubles.
That was the opinion voiced by
a speaker at the annual conven
tion of the Pacific Northwest
Hardware and Implement asso
ciation. George A. Bowie, public rela
tions expert for the Firestone
the convention that the nation's
retail traders have been lax and
"Sometimes, the business man
wakes up and finds legislation,
federal or state, beating on his
door," Bowie said. "In this coun
try, legislation is possible only
are similar to those of six-year-old
Rochelle, Sgt Jollvette said.
Meyers denied any connection
with the crime during an all
with the consent active or lndif
ferentof the majority of the
people. The businessman by his
indifference and laxness has
made the majority of the people
either actively hostile or Indiffer
ent to business."
WRECKAGE OF CRIME
CHICAGO. UP) A robber
strode into Hiram Bloodgood's
grocery. He shoved Bloodgood
against a shelf. Down came a
deluge of canned good.
The robber tried to hurdle the
counter, but tripped. Down with
him went a pile of boxed eggs
and doughnuts. The robber
yanked out the cash drawer. The
money rained down on the litter
of merchandise on the floor.
The robber stooped, plucked a
$20 bill and left, without throw
ing a single custard pie.
Thur., Nov. 10, 1949-Th News-Review, Roseburg, Or. 3
Woman Freed Of Murder
Charge In Mate's Death
HAILEY, Idaho, Nov. 10 UP)
Mrs. Melissa Sontag, 21, was ac
quitted Monday of a second de-
f;ree murder charge in the shoot
ng of her husband last July 29.
The district court Jury deliber
ated 34 minutes.
Her husband was Dee Thomas
Sontag, formerly of Milwaukee.
Mrs. Sontag contended while
on the witness stand that Sontag
had threatened to kill himself.
She said they quarreled after a
party and she said he ordered
her to leave their apartment. She
packed and was leaving, she said,
when she heard a loud noise. Re
turning to the place she said she
found her husband on the floor,
a bullet wound in his head. He
died within a few hours.
SAFE FOILS BUrtGLARS ,
CHICAGO. UP) There are
thieves, they say, who will take
anything that isn't nailed down.
A couple of burglars of that type
got into the Seng Teaming com-'
pany garage. They fastened onu
end of a chain to a truck and
looped the other around the safe.
The truck growled but didn't
move. The burglars growled and
did. The safe was bolted to the
SOLDIERS WEIGH IN '
JOHNSON CITY, 111. UP)
The national guard Is signing up
new memoers nere wun an eye
on their weight. The American
Legion post promised to pay five
cents into a guard fund for each
pound of new recruit. At a recent
count, the totals stood at 4,000
pounds and $200.
When your wife calls with her grocery list to shop at the City Drive In Market . '. .
you know she has your pocketbook at heart! When she reads these ads and makes
out her list she is stretching the budget. Help her Save.
We will be open Armistice Day, November 11
Chocolate Chips Mc
No. 2 Can Seaside
Lima leans 2-27c
No. 2 Can Flotill
No. 2 Can Heart of California
Asparagus 2 19c
Duz, Oxydol, Tide 65c
2-lb. Loaf Kraft
Pabst-ett Cheese 75c
No. 2Vz Can Eugene
at its best
LEAN CENTER CUTS
CHOPS . .lb. 49c
TENDER AND TASTY
STEAKS lb. 38c
ROASTS lb. 34c
SPARE RIBS . . lb. 45c
HENS, fancy stewers . .
VEAL ROUND STEAK lb. 75c
BONELESS BEEF CUBES ... lb. 49c
OYSTERS, medium size. . . pt. 49c
BUY QUALITY, BUT BUY RIGHT,
ALWAYS BUY HERE!
(ft IOCM IIAMUAIU. Ik. J
FRESH DATES lb. 29c
CAULIFLOWER SN0WWHITE lb. 10c
TOMATOES, red, ripe.. .2 lbs. 33c
LETTUCE, solid heads . . . . . lb. 13c
Delicious Apples L00SEPACK box 1.69
Vegetable, Bean and Bacon, Veg. Beef, Pepper Pot
CAMPBELL SOUPS can 13c
NO. 2Vi CAN HEART OF CALIFORNIA
YELLOW CLING PEACHES, can 23c
TOM AND JERRY BATTER , pint 59c
NO. 214 CAN REMARKABLE
PEACHES '.. ..can 19c
AEROWAX,norubwax . . quart 49c
MOTHER'S COCOA 2-lb. pkg. 59c
NO. 1 TALL STATE FAIR
FRUIT MIX .2 cans 29c
SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR 4. . . 31c
46-OZ. CAN CALIFORNIA DAYS
FANCY TOMATO JUICE 2 cans 49c
NO. 1 CAN, SMITH RED
KIDNEY BEANS. . 10c
28-piece Nationally advertised "ANCHOR"
Glass Table Service for four
ALL 5c GUM AND LIFESAVERS
Carton, 65c .3 pkgs. 10c
JOHNSON ELECTRIC FLOOR
POLISHER, rental per day 50c
5-LB. BAG FRISKIES OR GAINES'
DOG MEAL or CUBES 69c
SNOWDRIFT, CRISC0, SPRY . . 79c
"THE ROUND SHREDDED WHEAT"
QUAKER'S MUFFETS . 13c
2Vi DOZEN, FANCY
ASHLEY'S TORTILLAS 89c
NEW COLD WATER
NIAGRA STARCH 19c
JUMBO JELLIES lb. bag 29c
NO. 2 CAN WESTWARD
TOMATOES 2 cans 29c
12-OZ. CAN, LUNCHEON MEAT
Quart Table Queen'
Weekdays 9 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Sunday and Holidays. .9 a.m. to 7 pm.
Absolutely no sales to dealers. We reserve the right
to limit quantities. Grocery specials good Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Meat and Produce prices ef
fective Friday and Saturday.
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