Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1949)
Socialite Wife Beats Husband To Divorce Decree
11 The Newt-Review, Roseburg, Of Wed., Nov. 23, 1949
Businessmen Hunt For Ways
To Boost Profits, Reduce Costs
As Failures Increase This Year
By RADER WINGET
NEW YORK, Uft If you want to stay in business, you've got
any time since the war. And they are searching for old and new
to make money.
That's being driven home to businessmen more today than at
ways to Increase their earnings and cut costs.
A growing number of busi
nesses have learned tne starK
fact "no profits, no business.
So far this year there have
been more than 8,000 commer
cial and industrial lanures
throughout' the country. For the
same period of last year failures
ran to a little under 4,500. And
in 1947 they were Just under 3,000.
The figures come from Dun &
Small firms are the hardest hit.
Bankruptcies with liabilities un
der $5,000 at present are running
at the highest rate since March
There's one ray of optimism in
the gloom, however. A survey of
the memberships of the Los An
geles Credit Managers' associa
tion and the New York Credit
Men's association disclosed that
70 percent of those replying don't
expect any great change in the
That might seem a bit on the
negative side, but at least they
117 W. CA88 8T. I
Fast Service '
I It's a fact . . . most re- I
pair work can be dons I
I in one day. Drive In
I HANSEN I
I MOTOR CO.
van ol aiapneni rnontt wo
don't expect any increase in the
number of failures in the next
six months. Some of them
thought there might be a slight
drop in tne toiai.
Business Isn't sitting down with
mere hopes that the sheriff
doesn't padlock Its door. There is
a lot being done about it.
The Controllership Foundation
Inc., the research arm of the
Controllers Institute of America,
In a reDort savs: "Typical ag
gressive action to sustain profits
includes tne increasing selling ei
fort, the improvement of prod
ucts to make them more attrac
tive to purchasers, and cutting
costs of manufacturing and dis
Thief Catching Important
One cost cutting method is
catching thieves. Some stores de
liberately remove a package
from a shipment to see whether
It will be reported by an em
Dlovee. Automatic alarms and
electric eyes are used in ware-
nouses, some iouna Dig savings
in locking executive telephones
at night to prevent unauthorized
long distance telephone calls.
Others put phony names and
addresses in their mailing lists to
test whether a rival company is
stealing their roster of custom
ers. Then there is the long-term pro
motional approach to increase
The credit management divi
sion of the National Retail Dry
Goods association is trying to set
up a nationwide method for de
partment stores to figure how
much their credit departments
cost and why. They are really
cutting It fine. They are getting
answers to such questions as:
How many keys docs the opera
tor punch on a billing machine
And there are the direct ap
peals to build up business. Na
tional Hotel week just closed on
that theme. The National Hotel
association said the public should
know that American hotels have
nearly completed a $2,000,000,000
rebuilding and refurnishing pro
gram. They are ready for busi
ness. And to stress that, Indivi
dual hotels during their "week"
selected local beauty queens and
a "Miss American Hotels." They
figure that will boost business.
All of these things add up to
more money In the till. And as
long a you are making money,
you can't go broke.
B-50D HAS 6,000-MILE R A N C E The new Boeing B-50D bomber has two 700
fallon external fuel tanks, speed of more than 40 miles an hour and a ranfa of 6,000 miles.
NEW YORK Oregonlan auth
or Martha Ferguson McKeown,
whose "The Trail Led North,"
published last year told of her
uncle Mont Hawthorne's adven
tures In the far Northwest of the
80s and 90s, has Just signed a con
tract with Macmillan for her new
book, THEM WAS THE DAYS:
Mont Hawthorne's Boyhood. The
book will be published early n
1950. It is an account of Mont
Hawthorne's years from 7 to 16
and covers his adventures In Vir
ginia, Nebraska, the Black Hills,
and Carbon, Wyoming, until he
crossed in an emigrant train to
San Francisco, and thence by
boat to Astoria, Oregon.
Martha Ferguson McKeown,
native of Astoria and resident of
Hood River, is the granddaughter
of Albert W. Ferguson of Salem,
a covered-wagon pioneer of 1849
who later became sheriff of Was
co county. Mrs. McKeown la Or
egon State regent of the Daugh
ters of the American devolution.
HOME TOWN NEWS
"Happy Turkey Day", is the sincere wish of the ROSE
BURG LUMBER COMPANY for each of our many custo
By Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 22 OFl
This king-size community Is bat
tling today to deiena its lair
name of the City of the Angels.
The chamber of commerce and
city council have daubed on their
sun-tanned, smog-tinged warpaint
and fired a salvo of statements.
Their target is a postcard smear
campaign which has been telling
Chambers of Commerce through
out the nation that Los Angeles
Is crime-infested and a good
place to stay away from,
Mailed from San Diego about
Nov. 13, the printed, hand -addressed
cards claim that "law
and order no longer exist in. . .
Los Angeles," that "innocent citi
zens and helpless tourists are
held up, searched, robbed and
thrown Into filthy, overcrowded
Jails." The cards recommend
that tourists keep away from Los
The cards were mailed In the
name of the "Public Releatlons
committee of the Los Angeles Ci
tizens Safety council In coopera
tion with the National Tourists
and Travelers association."
Harold W. Wright, general
manager of the Los Angeles
chamber, labeled the cards "ut
ter balderdash" and said neither
organization is known as a bona
fide one here.
The city council, In a resolu
tion, blamed politics. That irate
body said it is reasonable to as
sume that the same groups which
lauea to oeieat Mayor t letcner
Bowron at the polls are at work
io destroy tne present adminis
tration, regardless of the shame
and economic loss they bring to
AMAZINGLY LOW COST
THRIFT MODIl I AUTOMATIC
n 299" r
I terms available I
WITH ANY OTHER WASHER
This amazing work-saving .
automatic chases away your
washday blueo forever. At
tho touch of the dial, it per
forms tha complete cycle,
from filling and washing to 1
leak e) thai reel hetana Ms
-Ik. taaetlty Newly top lae. j i
Ina PlaalMe ycle yea aa Mert ' I
e tie at yea with T Bane. '
Ini rintta lake Hiereat As
star ecNae S-yaer weiraaly
k-eelmlllle And WMrieeel'e
seeer-aealiif Sada-Mlaer la
fNwxl, M lllfM aaaed teak
1200 S. Stephens Phone 805
See the new Whlrpool
Clothes Dryer Today I
citizens and taxpayers."
The resolution asked the FBI
and postal authorities to look into
Pioneer Minister Of
Methodist Church Dies
ALBANY, Nov. 23.-m Dr.
David Harvey Leech, 85, retired
Methodist minister, died 'at Hood
River Sunday. The funeral was
For a number of years he lived
In Sherman county and was a
county commissioner there, be
fore moving to Salem in 1898. At
Salem he studied theology at Wil
lamette university and on grad
uation with the first theoloev
class he became pastor success
ively at WoodDurn, corvallls,
Grants Pass, Albany and Eugene.
His active ministry spanned 34
years. He was Methodist pastor
here when he retired In 1933.
He served two districts east
ern Oregon and Salem as super-tendent.
Survivors Include four children:
John of Blodgett, Mrs. Eileen Mc
Cully of Hood River, Charles of
Lebanon and Archer of Portland.
While in Europe most starch
is made from potatoes, over 90
percent of that manufactured in
the United States is derived from
SHAKOPEE, Minn., Nov. 22
UP) A divorce was granted two
weeks, ago -to Mrs. Jane Al worth
Parks, 32-year-old Duluth heir
ess, from Robert Parks, records
in the district court here disclose.
Parks, 32-year-old former New
York orchestra leader, had filed
suit for divorce in Duluth about
three months ago and named
Charles (Red) Ruffing, former
New York Yankees baseball
pitcher, as the key figure.
The complaint charged Mrs.
Parks with improper conduct and
excessive drinking. He had asked
"substantial alimony," custody
of their minor adopted son, all
Joint personal property and their
Mrs. Parks' counter suit, filed
in Duluth, was moved here
through change of venue. The
320 Ward St.
Have Your Home
F. H. A. Terms
Trees Topped or Removed
Call us for information
L. H. McPherson
Rt. 2, Box 153 Phone 715-J-1
decree was granted Nov. 7. Doc
uments filed in the case were or
dered sealed by the court
Judge Joseph Moriarity of
Shakopee, In a telephone Inter
view, said Mrs. Parks was
awarded custody of the couple's
adopted son. He did not disclose
terms of the proper!. sittlc:icr.t.
Mrs. Parks' grandfather, the
late Marshall K. Alworth, Duluth
Iron Mining operator, left an es
tate of more than $6,000,000 when
he died in 1942.
Dunkerque, France, was once
ceded to Oliver Cromwell of Eng
land In return for the use of his
cavalry. Shortly thereafter, it was
repurchased py trance.
raVi?&r EJ a fc ear
LEARN TO FLY!
G. I. Flight Training Is Available
To Any Veteran Who Hoi Over 90 Doys of Service
Previous to July 1, 1948.
Training is given only in new modern tost airplanes.
Enroll now before your eligibility expires.
Round trip charter trips to all points
Save Time and Money
Try our U-Fly Service ond Save up to Vi on your trip
We Invite your Inquiries on all your flight problems.
Freight up to 1200 lbs. taken for Immediate shipment anywhere.
GREEN FLYING SERVICE
Inquire at airport any time for more detailed Information.
Roseburg Airport Phone 1225-J .. Roseburg, Ore.,
A BRAND -NEW PRODUCT
You'll Like It!
eiiciouJ. yjutrittoud! eesltincfl
IT LOOKS LIKE ICE CREAM-WE THINK IT'S BETTER
LOOK FOR THE YELLOW
WITH THE INDIAN HEAD
Umpqua-Freeze Is Pasteurized
LIKE NOVEL DISHES?
FOR THANKSGIVING SERVE
UMPQUA-FREEZE OR UMPQUA
VANILLA ICE CREAM WITH
THE CHOCOLATE TURKEY
IN THE CENTER. CHILDREN
At Your Grocers
NOW SERVING THE SUTHERLIN-OAKLAND AREA. IN ADDITION