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4 Tht Newt-Review, Roseburg, Ore. Sot., Nov. 26, 1949
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' CHARLES V. STANTON gtr EDWIN L. KNAPP
Member of the Associated Press, Oregon Newspaper Publisher
Association, the Audit Bureau of Circulations
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i ; By CHARLES. V.STANTON
!. A frightened mother writes a questioning letter appear
ing elsewhere on this page.
L Many other mothers and fathers, too are asking these
same questions. Several have even called at the News-Ke
view's editorial office or have used the telephone to pro-
pound the same questions : Need we fear sex crimes against
small' children in Roseburg? How efficient is our police
force? Do we have adequate laws for protection against sex
criminals? How may children be warned against possible
molestation without creating fear in their minds, or caus
imr nermanent mental and social scars? ,
The terrible wave of vicious crimes against children is
indeed frightening. A contagious disease, it appears to have
grown into epidemic proportions. Yet it follows a pattern
fairly well established in crime history.
We have had epidemics of kidnaping, bank robberies,
body substitution, gangsterism, etc.
A certain crime obtains widespread publicity. Imme.
diately similar crimes are committed in widely separated
parts of the country. These crime epidemics appear to have
origin in; the exhibitionist tendencies associated with many
.types of criminal minds.
, Exhibitionism is something with, which every parent is
familiar. Little Willie or; Annie may.be happy, well-behaved
children so long as no strangers or visitors are pres
ent. But let Mother entertain her bridge' club, and Willie
starts chopping the legs off the piano while Annie splashes
the guests with water. . .
. Children demand attention..' In the early years of their
lives,, the world revolves around them. It is not until they
approach, school age that they begin to develop a sense of
social consciousness and responsibility. In the meantime
they resent any Intrusion i or condition drawing attention
from themselves. Thus, children who may normally be well
behaved and well-mannered, occasionally become little fiends
when guests invade the home. Jealous, because they have
unexpectedly ceased to-be the axis of their small world; they
misbehave, knowing full well they will be punished. But
punishment in itself serves to turn attention their way.
Th Instinct is present even, in animals, for the house
hold $at or dog will'climb into the forbidden Chair, create
noise, pull or tear tablecloths, or drag toys into the middle
of the room, well knowing the act will bring punishment,
but being impelled into misconduct; by exhibitionism, the
craving for attention.
Some adult minds have never developed socially , out of
the animal or instinct stage insofar as, social consciousness
is concerned. The social instinct remains juvenile. Particu
larly is this true in many types of criminal minds. Thus,
when one person attracts widespread attention through a
certain crime, others adopt the same procedure. Another
evidence of this peculiar mental trait is found in the num
ber of persons who come forward with "confessions" when
some unusually sensational crime Is committed.
Existing laws are not adequate to deal with mental mal
adjustment in its early stages, the only period in which
correction may be anticipated. A program of mental hy
giene clinics is expanding rapidly and promises much im
provement Plans for such a clinic in Douglas county are
under consideration. Governor McKay recently advocated
changes in laws to deal with sex criminals more realistically,
While exhibitionists commit their crimes despite penalties,
the degree of penalty is of some influence. For instance,
when police agencies began getting tough with kidnapers,
bank bandits and gangsters, riddling a few of them with
bullets, the epidemics quickly terminated. So long as' sex
criminals are treated gently and kept in public limelight,
they may continue to flourish. A little rough treatment
perhaps a return to the public whipping post for first of
fenders might be effective. - ' ,
" The correspondent on this page leaves implications which
might be considered critical of our local police. She is,
however, merely raising questions' lifted from the article
appearing in CoUitrs. .
Our local police are alert to conditions. We, perhaps, do
not have enough policemen, and our police department is
in need of more equipment.
We may anticipate that with the growth of our com
munity, crime, too, will increase. But we are fortunate in
one respect. Most of our increase in population is con
nected with the timber industry. It is seldom that a man
who works in the woods, in contact with nature, will per
petrate crimes against children. These crimes 'are- more
apt to come from "soft" individuals usually found inhabit
ing metropolitan areas.
But under no circumstances should we relax our vigilance.
Anything. Can Happen, And Probably Will
IT Vh M IL J
By Viahnett S. Martini
Mrs. Z. P.- suggests this Idea
for readers who enjoy birds as
pets. Use a pinch-clothespin to
clip" the 'green stuff firmly to
the wire of the cage. This pre
vents the green food from drop
ping to the floor of cage, and
the birds like it better tlmt
way. ThanK you, Mrs. z. f.
The things one can do with
wire-hinged clothespins! E J met
an emergency one time, when
the boys had dropped a valuable
item into an Inaccessible place,
by extending the sides of a pinch-
clothespin. He Just tacked two
strips of light wood .on. This
made long 'pliers' , or forceps and
served in a way we were thank
ful for. ..
'I guess every housewife uses
extra pins on the lower corners
of handkedchlefs to keep them
from winding around line? They
bleach better. Probably too, the
idea of separating a clothes-pin
long enough to tack half on the
wall, then using it as message
holder, card-holder or whatever?
A clothespin holds open a cook
book or the book from which
we wish to copy.
Gaily lacquered clothespins are
welcomed by girls away at school
or living in a rented room; in
addition to ordinary use with a
length of looped line, they are
handy to hold papers, etc., as
clips. One helps out in holding
We used to have a garden
fenced in with high white-painted
fence which made a living
room outdoors. We ate outdoors
whenever we could, which was
usually . about every day. I re
member our twin nephews en
joying Christmas dinner with
us on that screened in back
porch. Well, pinch clothespins
were treasures ort that porch,
or on the table under the grape
arbor. They held the napkins,
hung on corners of a paper table
cloth as weights, served as hot lid
lifters. If a little protection was
needed from a breeze the hold
ers came In handy again. A
'tent' could be made in a jiffy
for children, either by puting old
sheet over wire lines or on the
Dear me, we used to sit there
and sigh for life In the country.
So I can't sigh, now for life on
a screened-In back porch where
we 'lived' most of the time!
to the Editor
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
of corn with a dead fish, thus
Increasing the yield), had gone
Alonr as guide and Interpreter.
They traded with the natives and
"found kind entertainment" and
made valuable friendships. Brad
, "They , returned In saftle (the
good governor of the Pilgrims
wouldn't have won any prizes
ai a spelling bee) and brought
home a good quantity of beaver
and made good reports of ye
place." Whereupon, he continues,
they (the Pilgrims) "found ye
I irde to be with them In . all
their ways and blesse their out
goings and their incomings, for
which let his holy name have ye
praise forever, to all postcrltle."
Three Arraigned Friday
In Municipal Court
Three persons were arraigned
in municipal court this morning,
while a fourth forfeited ball for
failure to appear. Municipal
Judge Ira B. Riddle reported
them as follows:
Cecil Burton Knight, 62, Rose
burg, .drunkenness on a pumic
street, 10 days in lieu or JZQ line;
Harry Trout, 43, transient,
drunkenness on a public street,
10 davs In lieu of $20 fine; Gustav
Andrew Hamlascher, 47, Roue
burg, disorderly conduct, 10 days
in lieu of $20 fine; Bert Francis
Lfeb, 48, 105 Flint street, drunk
enness on a public street, $20 ball
Red Cross Asks Women
To Help As Hostesses
The American Red Cross has
Invited the women of Roseburg wceke to a person, or new since
to assist With hostesses at I hnrvpt TnHpnn mrn to that nro.
n? ' h ,s1p?nsor'd ,he Vet; portion. Which made many after
wards write largly of their plenty
e goes on:
They begane now to gather
in ye small harvest they had, and
to fltte up their houses and dwell
ings against winter, being all well
recovered in health and strength,
and had all good things in good
plenty; for as some were thus
lmployed In affairs abroad others
were exercised in fishing for
codd & bass & other fish; of which
they tooke good store, of which
every family had their portion.
All ye. somer there was no
wante. And now began to come
in store of fowl, of which this
place did abound when they came
first. And besides water fowl ther
was great store of wild Turkies,
beslds venison &c. Beslds, they
had about a peck of mrale a
erans hospital recreation hall
Monday from 8 to 10 n. m. Mem.
bers of Knnpa Alpha Thctn sor
ority at 1'nlversitv of Oregon
plan to attend and Gray Ladles
will have charge of the decora.
tions and refreshments. Music
for the dance will he fumUhivi
by Vic Rice's orchestra.
here to their friends In England,
and these were not falncd but
hat seems to have been all there
was to it. At any rate, Gov
ernor Bradford goes on from
there with the coming and going
of ships and other events of
acute Interest to the colony. What
happened somewhere in between
September 18 and November 20
back there in ,1621 was just a
spontaneous outpouring of grati
tude to God for the "plenty" and
the "comfort" that had come to
them after all their trails and
a a a
Their trials had been great. Gov
ernor Bradford says:
"In these hard and difficult be
ginnings they found some dis
contents and murmurings arise
among some, and mutinous
speeches and carriages In other;
but they were soone qu,elled &
overcome by ye wlsdome, pa
tience and just and equall car
riage of things by the better part
of ye company which clave faith
fully together in ye malne.
"But that which was most sad
and lamentable was that In 2 or 3
monthes time half of their com
pany dyed, cspotlally in Jan. and
February, being ye depth of win
ter, and wanting houses and oth
er comforts; being Infected with
ye scurvie & other diseases which
this long voyage and other in-
acomodate condition had brought
upon them; so as there dyed some
time 2 or 3 of a day in ye fore
said time; that of 100 & odd per
sons scarce 50 remained.
"And of these in ye time of
most distress there was but 6 or
7 sound persons who, to their
great comendatlons be It spoken,
spared no pains night nor day,
but with abundant toyle and ha7
ard of their owne health fetched
them woode, made them fires.
dressed them meat, made their
beds, washed their loathsome
cloaths. cloathed and uncloathed
them; In a word, did all ye hoam
ly neevssrie offices for them
which dainty and qucsle stom
achs cannot endure to hear
named; and all this willingly
Atrocities Report Shows
Need For Protection
ROSEBURG I have just fin
ished reading an article in Col
liers, Issue of Nov. 19, entitled
"Terror In Our Cities." It made
my heart grow cold with terror.
Because of recent headlines in
our News-Review, I knew it to be
Blessed little city of Roseburg!
Our children can walk to and
from school in a happy, carefree
way and not be afraid' of every
bush or shadow. But our little
city is growing all the time. How
can we mothers be assured that
crime will not grow with it? Will
not these undesirable characters
be attracted by our bursting
seams and obvious Drosperity?
In Detroit, crimes against chit
.-?n under ten years of age have
increased 50 per cent in the last
four years; and in other cities,
too, I imagine. vVhere do these
undesirable characters come
from? What causes them to grow
up so wrong in their habits and
mental outlook? Psvchiatrists say
they must be detected when
young and treated then. When
they reach the l:.te teens and
early twenties, it is too late. That
one phase in itself in monstrous.
How docs one detect these in
clinations and what is to be done
I have a daughter, age eight,
and a son, six, who make friends
easily and quickly with old or
young people because they like
people. Must I begin to stifle this
natural impulse and fill their in
nocent minds with something be
yond their comprehension? Must
they be taught to run in susoicion
from every elderly gentleman
who says: "Hollo. I like children.
Would you like a stick of gum?"
Every mother wants her child
to grow into a decent law-abiding
citizen. But in spite of some moth
ers' careful coaching the plan
backfires. Why? Where do we
learn these things and who has
time to instruct us? Docotrs?
They are busy almost beyond en.
durance with our physical Ills.
Churches, I know, In a large
measure prevent future law
breakers. Nevertheless, with this
fact having been known for
years, crime still Is on the in
crease and offenders seem to be
getting younger all the .time.
What is the answer?
Is our police department ade-
quale and are the officers trained
and mindful of their duties, or
are they just thugs on ' 3 other
side of the fence? Do they treat
juvenile offender; with under
standing and command respect,
or does their conduct tend to
make ' cop-haters" of these voune
people with twisted minds and
Mavbe I'm a little overexcited
about this because the article is
so fresh in my mind and because
my children are the most precious
of all possessions. However, I
think there are manv young
mothers, and grandmothers, too,
who are not so busy rearing their
families that they are uninterest
ed in what help they can enlist
for protection should they ever
Please assure us that out police
department in our beloved city
is and will be ever watchful for
the wrong kind of growth.
E. MARGUERITE MUNSON,
and cheerfully, without any grud
ging In ye least, showing herein
their true love unto their '-lends
a a a
In such dire beginnings was our
nation founded. In our origins,
we were a tough and competent
race. We took life and death In
stride and carried on. And were
grateful to God for the slim
chances that were given to us.
Thus we built the greatest na
tion on earth.
Of Hospital Set
Forth By Knauss
"Of all modern enterprises
none is more complex than the
hospital," stated Alvin C. Knauss
mnnncrpr nf the TV.ti.ilc. Cm.
"As its main objective It has
a single purpose, to receive the
iiuumii uuuy, wnen ior any rea
son It hi) a hiwvn.A HI.ab.u1 aw
injured and to care for It In such
a jiiamici- as 10 restore it 10 nor
mal or as nearly normal as pos'
sihlp" hp stnto
"In fulfilling the duty thus im-
fuacu vii it, me jiospiiai must
llfip thp arts an4 nwatt vn..tAJ
in business and scientific organi-
uiiiun, wnicn are applicable to
itS OWn flHmlnietrD.fnn aW I-
addition must avail itself of that
ingniy sKinea group, the medi
cal profession, together with Its
inseparable ally, the trained
nurse," he pointed out
ACCOrdincr tn Wnattca tht. nn
0 ...in , i. i.o au
nties tn nil hncrtltalo Pnnnl
of size or the degere to which
ii.cii mum may De limited, rne
situation in fnrthp. Mmnn.n
by the fact that in no other busi
yet this economy can never oe
carried to such lengths as will
lessen efficiency or affect the
careof the patient.
Only by organization in the
hOSDilal Pn pffpniantt, Ka .m
duced, he 'said. No minor detail
should be left unprovided for, yet
there must be no overlapping;
every individual should have de-
"lltlc nunc, waste oi enori or
extravagance in use of material
Institutions in which every em-
Dlovee is rendu at all .
think and act promptly in an
emergency will have the regular
duties and rpcnnneihilltlao Af
each definitely assigned, he con-
rtuuiuiny must De cen-
trali7JH. rPcnnnclHlllt., flvnA l
duties Ann intpr . rploHnnal.:..
clearly defined. .
inauss, in a subsequent arti
cle, will give a brief analysis of
the hospital organization.
Accident Causes Minor
Damage; Driver Cited
Minor rinmnrrp rncult-o tn
collision of two cars Thursday,
wuen uiie car was emerging irom
a garage exit on Rose street and
attempting to avoid a crash, city
According to police, Chris M.
r-lnneon uao milllnn m.f ham . u
garage, near Lane street, when
nis auiomoDiie was strucK py
that of Bruce R. Scheierin. Clau
sen was cited by police for driv
ing without an operators' license.
The oak is a member of the
family of beeches, and there are
over 200 species of, the tree.
Dated Her Dec. 1 And 2
Persons wishing licenses 1 or
permits to drive are asked to get
In touch with the state drivers
license examiner in Roseburg,
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and
2. The examiner will be on duty
at the city hall between the
hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both
Applications for licenses
should be made well ahead of the
closing hour, in order to assure
completion of examinations with
out delay. All original applica
tions should be made before 4
Fairview Home Homes ;
Quelled Without Damage
SALEM, Ore. UP) Flames
broke out again Thursday at the
state Fairview home, but were
extinguished without damage.
It was the fourth fire threat
at the institution in 18 monhs.
One of the fires was serious: It
almost destroyed the hospital.
That one was set by a patient.
Yesterday's blaze started below
a porch of a cottage housing 85
children. Dr. Irvin Hill, super
intendent of the home. . said a
cigaret probably was to blame.
Quail Hunter Bags Quail
Plus Roll of Greenbacks
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (ff)
Cecil E. Travis' auail hunt was
mighty successful. He not only
got his quail, but a handful of
frogskins as well.
Travis, an executive of the Citv
Bureau of Power and Light, said
he shot a quail back of Ven
tura, south of Cone jo Pass, Then
he shot another. When he went
to pick it up, he found its head
pillowed on a roll of greenbacks
two zus, a live and a one.
MarrUs License Applicants
William V. Mattingly and Luella
Mae Callahan, both of Oakland.
MEAD-DEARDORFFi Cecil F.
Mead and Betty June Deardorff,
both of North Bend.
BAKER-CHARLEY Harry D.
Baker and Thelma B. Charley,
both of Coos Bay. K
Olvercc Complaint Filed -
SMART Jackie Dee Smart vs.
Alvin Carl Smart. Married Reno,
Nev., June 21, 1947. Plaintiff asks
for decree of annulment, alleging
she was under legal age at the
Ltime of marriage. ,
PORTLAND. Nov. 26.-UP)
The names of 33 applicants who
have been granted certificates
-to practice professional engineer
ing were announceq toaay oy me
state board of engineering exam
The state exams were .' held
Sept. 9-10. Among . those certi
fied are: Robert E. Kleiner and
William W. Knupp, both of Rose
SUNDAY AUCTION SALE
1:30 P. M.
Harbough's Auction Barn,.
Highway 99 North, back of
Pacific Sea Foods.
Chairs . . . Chairs
All kinds, office, dining room,
16 restaurant' stools,' fountain
equipment, miscellaneous too
numerous to mention. .
Ole Cooper, Auctioneer
between 6.15 and 7
p. m., if you have not
received your News
Review. Ask for Harold Mo' .
For Trained Workers
If you have the training, we
have the job.
If you don't have the training,
come In or. call tomorrow.
GRANT'S BUSINESS COLLEGE
112 N. Stephens
Safe Deposit Boxes
There is no substitute for Safe Deposit Box pro
tection. W invite you to call at our bank for
- details: ;'-,,.S':V:5?.'
DOUGLAS COUNTY STATE BANK
Member Federal Deposit
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Of course this plan isn't new. Many wise husbands have found
that buying a sterling silver table service a few pieces at a tima
Is a good way to buy a lasting gift that will continue to give
dividends in satisfaction as the years go by.
All that is necessary to do to begin this plan is to have your wife
choose her silver pattern. Knudtson's will keep a record of the
pieces bought so that there will be no duplications or omissions.
At Knudtson's you'll find a fine selection of sterling silver pat
terns by International, Lunt, Watson, and Wallace silversmiths.