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4. The News-Review, Roieburg, Ore. We J., Nov. 23, 1949
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By CHARLES V. STANTON
The Pacific Northwest eventually will become the moat
industrialized section of the country.
That statement is made by Secretary of State Earl New-
bry, who, speaking at the weekly forum luncheon program
of the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce, said that only in
ability to build hydroelectric generating plants fast enough
to keep pace with demands for power holds back industrial
expansion. " -; '- .
Following the Second World war, people of the Pacific
Northwest were wondering what could be done with the
electricity no longer needed by shipyards and other war
Industries, Newbry pointed out. He did not mention the
fact that the Bonneville Power administration about that
time" sent out engineers to make a study of the power
market, anticipating difficulty' in finding outlets for its
Hydroelectric plants cannot be built quickly. It takes
many years to erect dams, build powerhouses, install gen
erating equipment and transmission lines. So, because the
postwar industrial expansion of the Pacific Northwest had
not been anticipated on such a large scale, no appropriations
were immediately available for public power installations.
Private utilities, too, were caught flat-footed by the unex
pected industrial development, and had no project work
ready1 for immediate construction.
Newbry pointed out that private utilities are ahead of
public power agencies in the production program, which
may be partially explained by the fact that private installa
tions are smaller than federal projects, while private enter
prise is geared to move more rapidly than federal agencies,
entangled in red tape,
; CVA drum beaters will find little consolation in some of
Newbry's statistics, although he did not mention this con-'
troversial issue in his talk.
; But while CVA proponents point pridef ul fingers at TVA
as an example, Newbry's report shows Oregon eighth among
all states in percentage of farms serviced by electricity, six
of the states ahead of Oregon being in the New England
area where "states are thickly populated and some of which
are hot as large as one Oregon county." Oregon, seems to
be doing very well in comparison with the vaunted area
embraced by TVA, which some of our socialistic-minded
persons would have us emulate. Furthermore, Oregon's
residential consumption of power, Newbry reports, is three
times the national average. ,
' Newbry pointed out the tremendous industrial growth in
Oregon, showing that some $40,000,000 went into new tim
ber operations alone last year. Many more millions are
being spent throughout the state, particularly in the metro
politan area, by nationally known companies, such as the
National Biscuit company, Continental Can company, Bor
den Milk company, Pennsylvania Salt company, and others.
Newbry reports that "almost everything that can be made
from wood, has a plant in Oregon from pre-fabricated
houses to broom handles." Outside the timber industry,
Oregon sites recently have been selected by manufacturing
concerns engaged in such production as aluminum sheets and
shingles, linen rugs, deep freezers, asphalts, wall board,
lime and cement, magazine slick paper, lead battery plates,
batteries, paints, logging machinery, chromium furniture,
precision instruments, traffic lights, roofing felt, dog food,
and many others.
It is unfortunate, in our opinion, that so much of this
manufacturing industry is being centralized in the Columbia
area. Many advantages, of course, exist in concentrating
Industrial activity in metropolitan areas, where better trans
portation, housing and entertainment facilities exist. On
the other hand, concentration is undesirable from a defense
standpoint, making industrial production vulnerable to
bombing attack, while, in many instances, particularly the
timber industry, operations could be more efficiently con
ducted closer to the source of raw material.
Douglas county's industrial expansion has been far above
the state average, yet we have crying heed for specialized
manufacture paper, wallboard, furniture, toys, sash and
doors, box shook, and many other operations providing more
complete utilization of an abundant timber crop.
Within a few more weeks we will have a substantial in
crease in available power, through completion of the first
unit of Copco's Toketee Falls project. Other units are to
be added at close intervals during the next few years. Thus
we have here in the Umpqua basin an unequalled oppor
tunity for new industries seeking operational sites. It is
to be hoped that industry will take advantage of this op
portunity and that we will be one of the outstanding sec
tions in the Pacific Northwest's industrial growth.
" Greatest Show In Europe
By Paul Jenkins
GEORGE SINCLETON and W. J. CLARKE, two elderly railroad
buddiei who have retired, at they stood at the corner of the
fence which divides their two residence properties on Hoover
street, discussing the European situation. Like heck they were!
They were swapping tall ones about fishing.
Both were born in 1870, both began railroading before they
were dry behind the ears and both continued with the railroads
almost always as members of the same crew until they re
tired. W. J. left the service in 1936, George in 1940, the former
as conductor (he is also an engineer), Ceorge as bralteman.
All of George's and most of W. J.'s tima has been put in with
the Espee. ,
"That thing W.'J.i is leaning on," George told me .between
strikes, "is the jigger that adorned the newel post on the stairs
at the old Ashland Hotel, where we railroad men always stayed
when in town, and we were there often, I salvaged 'er before
the old place burned 40-50 years ago."
.IlllPf ' By ViaJm0U S. Martin fpjrZs
Father Suet Child Cart
Home For Damages
PORTLAND (Jn A lather hae
tued the operators of a child care
Home lor $15,000 damagea.
' Robert G. Bell aald his 14-month-old
daughter was .beaten
severely. He named as defend
ants George O. and Amelia O'
Bol -:e. He SRld they had m to
re' sented the home u being
approved by the State Welfare
. O'Belrne Is sought hv city
pr on a charge of assault and J
batte.y on the child, 1
DAYTON, Ore. Nov. 23 UP
Ten years ago, when he was onlv
24 years old, Carl H. Francis
was the second youngest mRVor
in the United States. He was
mayor of Dayton then.
Monday Francis was elected
mayor again, after several years
nnr nf I l.a nftM it. .i-. .1 . .
J. French 141 to 193. Mayor John
u. Jones dldn t seek reelection.
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five. hAVinff anrvtiii V ...n.
26 years old. He would like to be
speaker of the House someday,
This looks like a good day to
finish the Lookingglass Indian
"The country west of the South
Umpqua," It says here In the
Oregon Guide (Binfords and
Mort, Portland $3.50) "embracing
Lookingglass, Olalla, Tenmile and
Camas, suffered considerably
during the Indian wars.
"In 1855 a band of 64 Umpqua
Indians' lived on Lookingglass
creek, three miles below the pre
sent town of that name, sup
posedly under the care of J. M.
Arrington. They grew restless
when hostilities began further
south, and, fearing an attack, the
white settlers ' organized and
the first blow, October 28, 1855;
eight Indians were killed and
the others driven to the moun
tains. "The fugitives Joined the hos
tile tribes on Rogue river, ob
tained reinforcements, and re
turned in December, 3.855, to
wreak vengenance upon the set
tlers. Houses were burned and
property destroyed from the
South Umpqua to South Ten-
mile. The whites had united and
were augmented by volunteers
from various localities and met
the Indians In the Battle of Olal
la, In which James Castleman
was wounded, the only casualty
suffered by the whites.
" 'Cow Creek Tom', one of the
Indian chiefs, was killed and
eight others mortally wounded.
Hie Indians were completely
routed and the white settlers re
covered most of their stolen cat
tle. "In April 1856, the settlers pro
vided further protection for them
selves when, under the authority
of a proclamation Issued by Gov.
George Law Curry, a company
of 30 'Minute Men' was organized
at the schoolhouse In Looking
glass. David Williams was chosen
captain, William H. Stark, first
lieutenant, and William Cochran,
first sergeant." Probably some of
their descendants live there now?
I mentioned a pioneer of Camas
Valley a while ago, and had a
letter from his granddaughter
who Is still living on a part of
his old donation land claim. Such
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
are opening here today the an
nual conference of the Food and
Agricultural Organization of the
United Nations. This is their job:
To find out how to Increase food
production in some countries and
how to handle unmarketable sur
pluses in others."
The dispatch adds that the
meeting will run "two weeks or
VHAT, I'd say, Is an optimistic
I estimate. The problem of too
much food at some places and in
some times and too little food at
other places and in other times
has been plaguing humanity for
about as long as there, has been
any record of human doings. -1
If the ' Food and Agriculture
Organization of United Nations
can solve It in a couple of weeks,
it will be something.
YOU must remember from your
Sunday school days Joseph's
dream o the seven fat cows and
the seven lean cows.. The drama
was interpreted as a forewarning
of the seven lean years that even
then were presumed to follow
each seven fat years. The upshot
of It was that Joseph prevailed
upon Pharaoh to store up grain
while the storing was good as
preparation for a time when hun
ger would be abroad In the land.
The Pharaoh followed Joseph's
advise and quite a lot of people
were saved from starvation. .
THEN there is the fable of the
ant and "the grasshopper. The
ant worked and sweated through
the long and sunny summer to
lay away a store of necessities
against the season of winter. The
grasshopper fiddled and danced
and had hnnself a whale of a time
while the ant was working and
slaving and preparing to meet
Along in mid-summer, or some
where thereabouts, the two came
together and the grasshopper
gave the ant the merry, merry
raspberry for being an old fogy.
The ant came back with some
words of good advice that seem
to have been utterly wasted on
His Grasshoppership. '
As It turned out, the ant was
sitting pretty when winter came
along and the grasshopper was in
a bad, bad way. (Whereupon, I
suspect, all the grasshoppers got
together and indicted the ants as
wicked, grasping capitalistic exploiters.)
THIS is the point, if any: This
problem of alternating feast
and famine is one that has been
worrying people for a long, long
time. I fear that it won't be set
tled, right away, by even such an
Imposing affair as the annual con
ference of the Food and Agricul
ture Organization of United
a continuity of living in one
place with deep roots seems Just
wonderful to one who is by na
ture a deep-rooter but never has
been able to do It. My paternal
ancestors came over In the "Good
Ship Anne" In 1623, and were
deep-rooters for eight genera
tlons. Then my father took to
crossing the Atlantic. , . married
an English wife ... so I was
born In London
These Blessings Should Inspire All
Americans With Thanksgiving Prayer
" By BRUCE BIOSSAT
Looking about them, tha people of the United States see that
they hava much to ba thankful for.
They live in a country that never In modern times has been
trampled by a foreign foe. In the great wars they have fought,
it was tha lands of other peoples that suffered ruin.
Tnougn with the atom bomt,
the guided missile and the long-
range bomber this nation is no
longer the safe island it once was,
America is still a land that can
not be easily and quickly overrun
by an invading horde. The shadow
of a potential enemy does not
loom large as it does in Europe.
. loo, Americans live in a coun
try whose leaders will start no
wars. We will fight to defend our
selves and our friends, but we
will launch no ''preventive" at
tacks on others. Even when our
strength is an overwhelming
force in the world, we will use it
to preserve peace rather than to
dominate or destroy. -.
But of course neither'- our
power,- our geographical- position
nor our will to peace can make
us really secure from war today.
Ail we can say Is -that we .have
more to be grateful for in this
uncertain time than do French
men, or Britishers, or Russians
The American people can also
feel gratitude that their nation
has the greatest material wealth
of any on earth. The United
States is not free of poverty and
distress, but it has less of them
than most countries and It does
Needs More Help
An invitation has been issued
to "Roseburg's younger set" by
City Manager Matt Slankard to
lend a helping hand in erecting
the city's Christmas season dec
orations this Sunday.
Slankard has already been as
sured that members of the Lions
club, the fire department and the
city street department will aid in
the all-day project. ,-
However, Slankard said more
volunteer workers are needed to
make certain the city is decorat
ed in the one day allowed for the
job. Workers are to meet Sun
day at 8 a.m. at the city hall.
"The decorating project is so
organized that everyone will
have a definite job,'r Slankard
Roseburg's main business dis
trict is the area to be decorated
Cass and Oak streets, and the
business section of Jackson
street. Twenty Santa Clauses, re
cently purchased by the Retail
Trades association, will be plac
ed on street light poles. Two
strings of colored lights, already
assembled by the fire depart
ment, will be strung across the
streets in the middle of each
block. Light strings, complete
with wreaths, will also adorn intersections.
Lutherans Date .
Rev." Richard E. Graef, pastor
of St John's Lutheran church in
Sutherlin, and the Rev. Walter
A. Sylwester, pastor of St. Paul's
Lutheran church, Corey and Mili
tary streets, announced today
that their respective congrega
tions will be conducting Thanks
giving i services on Thursday,
The service at St. Paul's be
gins at 9:30 a.m. with the pastor
speaking on the topic "God
pleasing Thanksgiving Observ
ance." Mrs. Clinton Gorthy will
sing "Thanks Be To God," by
The service of the Sutherlin
congregation begins at 10 a.m.
and will be held in the Sutherlin
American Legion Hall. The pas
tor's sermon topic is "The Bless
ings of Thanksgiving." The pub
lic is most coridally Invited to
attend either of these two services.
Deaths Last Night
By The Associated Press'
BIRMINGHAM, Eng. John
Henry Reynolds, 75, former pre
sident of the royal astronomical
MILWAUKEE Albert P.
Schimberg, 63, associate editor
of the Milwaukee Catholic Herald-Citizen
for the past 14 years
and am nor oi several religious
NEW YORK Dr. Nathan Krass,
69, Rabbi emeritus of Temple
Emanu-El, a champion of rtlfgi
ous toleration and the "old fash
ioned, monogamous marriage,"
and an outspoken opponent of the
Soviet Union for its denial of re
ligious liberty to its Jewish population.
SAN FRANCISCO Max Dill,
71, member of the famous com
edy team of Kolb and Dill, a hit
In Vaudeville and stage shows
from before the turn of the ceii
tury through the first world war.
Three Die When Taxi
Dives Into Willamette
PORTLAND (& A slippery,
fog-bound waterfront pier was
blamed for the death of a taxi
cab driver and two California
Bodies of the three men, trap
ped under the crushed top of the
cab, were found when the taxi
was hauled from the Willamette
river. They had been missing
since early Saturday.
Police surmised cab driver
Frank Wing, 40, Portland, was
hurrying to get the overdue sea
men aboard the freighter China
Bear. The sailors were identified
from papers In their pockets as
Donald Shireman, 30. San Fran
cisco, and Edward Nazareth, 27.
Oakland, Calif. Both were en
gine room workers.
Harbor police grappled for the
taxi after an oil slick on the wa
ter and gouge marks on the end
of the pier were noticed.
not view them complacently.
Prosperity a high standard of
living is no less a goal than
Americans may cuuni uimr
selves lucky on a third score.
Freer than most from tne tnreat
of war and economic want, they
likewise enjoy greater liberties
In the do tical and spiritual
fields. They may speak and write
and worship and vote pretty much
as they wish. Not in many cor
ners of the world are these privil
eges any longer untarnished.
rnese iioerues are not reai lor
all the American people. But
again, no responsible leaders and
no good citizens take lightly the
nation's shortcomings in creating
a climate of freedom. The objec
tive is liberty for all, so each may
develop to his fullest stature and
so long as people in tnis coun
try can continue to count these
blessings, they wil have cause to
utter grateful prayer on Thanks
giving day. r
between 6 IS and 7
p. m if you have not
' received your News-
Ask tar Harold Mer
Hhdiet and gentlemen
There is no doubt .
We have the things V
Yeu dream about.
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tection. We invite you to call at our bank for
DOUGLAS COUNTY STATE BANK
Member Federal Deposit
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, all
residence pickups ordinarily made on
Thursday will be made on Friday. All
regular Friday pickups will be made on
Saturday. This change is effective this
Roseburg Garbage Disposal Co.
! FROM THE NEWS OF
60 YEARS AGO
fo, r:'r,. ve ,
" FJ - ' 0 - aV
t-I At. ."oaf;
November 21, 1889,
Those names that appeared in tha 1889 Review . . . ..
anyone know whether these folk ara in Rosebura Kuv.
kendall, Marroon, Tracy, Applegate? Aaron Rose, of 1
course, we recall as Roseburg's founder. We get a great)
, tracing noseourg s course)
inrauan n.irory . . . just as we get lots of satisfaction from)
sBmng up a compiere insurance program.
It Pays ta tntura in Sura Insurance!
injpten rwuince, c.rl P.rmln j
214 W. Cass
(Next door to