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WALLACE GREEN, pictured above, hat asked for a preliminary
. hearing in the alleged murder of his 77-year-old grandfather,
Robe Thomas Green, whose battered body was found Thanks
giving day in the kitchen of
is lodged in the county jail on
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS ,
UP at Pasco, in the state of
Washington, just over . the
fence from the super-secret,
super government Hanford
. atomic project, a significant blow
. FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
has just been struck. . ,'
A Pasco newspaper, the Tri
City Herald, has been publishing
a series of articles criticizing the
quality of construction in a Pasco
housing project. After Ahree.of
) them had been printed, ' the con-
f struction company last week ob
talned a court order restraining
the newspaper from publishing
ANY MORE articles while a col.
lection case instituted by the com'
pany against a buyer of one of
the houses is pending.
After a hearing in which the
constitutional guarantee of free
dom of the press had been argued
out, the court dissolved the order,
leaving the newspaper free to go
(Continued on Page Four)
15 Times Wedded Jap
Robs In-Law No. 15
TOKYO, Nov. 28 UP) Hand
some H. Morlguchi, 31, has been
married 15 times in the last 14
Everything went along smooth
ly until he disappeared with 20,
000 yen belonging to his 15th
bride. That made her father
angry and he went to police.
Morlguchi readily admitted his
15 trips to the altar. But he asked
police for time in which to list
his brides names. He said there
were so many he could not re
member them all.
Police promised him lots .' of
Contract Awarded For
Umpqua River Jetty
PORTLAND, Nov. 28 UP)
A $1,141,667 contract has been
awarded to Kern and K 1 b b e
company of Portland and McKin
non Construction company of
Sandy for building a training
jetty at the mouth of the Ump
qua river, the Army .engineers
Three Weeks' Tour Of Seven
Counties In Fourth District
Scheduled By Rep. Ellsworth
Schools, logging camps, and foresters, granges, fraternities and
chambers of commerce will entertain Congressman Harris Ells
worth during the next three weeks.
Announcing his itinerary, as he starts his final swing over
" the seven counties of Oregon's Fourth Congressional district prior
to returning to Washington, Ellsworth lists a full speaking schedule
through Dec. 14. '
Starting this week In Jackson
and Josephine counties, his pro
gram for today Includes break
fast with the Young Republicans
club at Medford, a talk at the
Medford senior high school, noon
luncheon with the Jackson coun
ty Republican Women's club, aft
ernoon address at Southern Ore
won College of Education, Ash
land, and dinner with the Repub
lican precinct committeemen and
women at Ashland.
Other dates are announced as
Nov. 29 Morning talk at Cen
tral Point high school, public
luncheon sponsored by Central
Point Lions club, talk at 2:30 p.
m. at Eagle Point high school, in
spection at Camp White, 3:30 p.
his home in Dillard. Toung fcreen
a charge of murder. (Staff photo)
Steel Co. Signs
WEIRTON, W. Va., Nov. 28
UP) Welrton Steel company and
Welrton Independent union today
announced agreement on a new
joint-contributory insurance pro
gram. The announcement sald'the 13,
800 Weirton employes will get
"greatly increased benefits at
lower unit costs."
The company will pay 60 per
cent of the cost and the individ
ual employes 40 percent for all
types- of coverage. 'r; -
The cost to the employes was
estimated at $5.40 a month, com
pared to $6.15 a month under the
A statement added:
"The retirement annuity plan
to which both employes and com
pany contribute has been in op
eration since 1941. In connection
with the retirement plan, there
is a guarantee of minimum re
tirement benefits of $100 per
month, Including social securi
ty." Welrton steel for years has had
an Independent union. The com
pany worked at top speed during
the recent eight-week strike of
the CIO United Steelworkers
against most of the industry's
top basic producers.
United Jewish Appeal
Sets $272 Million Drive
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Nov.
28 (P) A sum of $272,455,800
more than any private organiza
tion ever has tried to raise in
one year is the goal of the
United Jewish Appeal in 1950.
The UJ.A.'s highest actual
collection was $150,000,000 obtain
ed in 1948, when a quota of $250.
000,000 was set. This year's quota
also was $250,000,000.
Delegates to the Appeal's na
tional conference yesterday ap
proved the fund raising cam
paign to meet what was termed
the minimum requirements of
Henry Morgenthau Jr., general
chairman of the U. J. A., told
the conference that Jews, in the
United States had contributed al
most $110,000,000 so far in 1949.
Checks totalling $5,900,000 were
turned over to the U.J.A. during
the three-day converenee by Jew
n; buffet supper at Rogue River
lodge, sponsored by Shady Cove
Rotary club, and an 8:15 p. m.
meeting with Eagle Point Grange.
Nov. 30 Grants Pass Rotary
club luncheon, afternoon visit to
Illinois Valley high school.
Dec. 1 Luncheon at Grants
Pass, evening meeting with V. F.
W., 8 p. m. meeting with Gold
Dec. 2 Afternoon tea at Med
ford honoring Mrs. Ellsworth.
Dec. 6 Meeting with Douglas
county section of western Forest
Industries association in Douglas
county courthouse at 8 p. m.
Dec 7 Discussion of CVA at
(Continued on Page Two)
1 Th WMtfMT
ii I Foqqy with showers
Rain tonight end Tuesday, be-
coining ihowtry Tuesday after-
Sunset today 4:40 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 7:23 a. m.
Will Be Claimed, Counsel
For Defense Indicates
The state will ask the death
penalty for Joseph Louis Kiel,
who went on trial in circuit court
this morning for the alleged
strangulation murder of Stanley
James Tucker, Springfield, whose
body was found under the Pruner
bridge near Riddle Oct 30.
it the evidence In the case
develops as the state expects it
to, the state is going to ask the
death penalty," District Attorney
Rober G. Davis told prospective
The auestlonine of those drawn
for the jury panel was expected
to continue through the day, with
the actual trial starting tomor
row after attorneys present their
Through his questions. Defense
Attorney James M. McGinty,
Myrtle Creek, Indicated that
evidence will be Introduced to
show that Kiel was intoxicated
at the time of the alleged crime.
Mcuinty also asKed tne pros
pective jurors whether they had
any prejudices against a plea of
The delense attorney cautioned
(Continued on Page Two)
Fires On Another
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. (IP)
-The American merchant ship
Sir John Franklin reported today
a Chinese nationalist warship
fired on it and hit is 12 times oft
Shanghai." ...r ;-
The message Irom tne vessel s
skipper was relayed to the state
department by the American
consul general at Shanghai. It
said all aboard the Sir John
Franklin escaoed iniury.
Tne skipper said nis snip was
proceeding to Woosung, below
The Chinese warship presum
ably was enforcing the. national
ist blockade of snangnai ana otn-
er communist-held ports.
The United States and other
maritime nations have refused to
recognize the blockade as valid.
The circumstances of the inci
dent were almost identical with
the recent attack on another
American ship, the Flying Cloud.
Reports from the American
consulate on the shelling of the
Flvine Cloud said the ship had
attempted to proceed, in disre
gard ol instructions, alter Deing
halted by a Chinese gunboat.
Report Offers Hope Of.
Finding Missing Plane
PORTLAND, Nov. 28. MP) A
"shiny object," which a logger re
ported seeing in the mountainous
country of southwest Washing
ton, was being checked today in
the search for a missing military
The four-engined C-54 vanished
last Tuesday with six men
aboard. A week of clouds, fog,
and storms has made air search
One of the ground parties
which have been running down
all available clues was dispatched
to investigate the logger's report.
Capt. W, R. Fritz said at search
headquarters here that the re
port came from a slope about 10
miles south of Randle, Wash.,
slightly northeast of Spirit lake.
Housewife Overlooked In
Pension Plan, Solon Says
RUMFORD, Me., Nov. 28 VP)
Senator Brewster (R-Me) said
today no one is considering a
pension for the American house
wife. The homemaker, the senator
said in an address prepared for
the Rotary club, works "the long
est hours under the greatest
strain with the least remunera
tion." No one seems to have discov
ered, he added, that 40,000,000
housewives "have not even been
thought of in any of the existing
Larceny Charges Faced
By Two Men Here.
Deputy Sheriff Cecil Bever left
for Portland today to return Tonv
Butner, alias Tommy Hawse,
wanted by local authorities on a
charee of larcenv. reported
Sheriff O. T. "Bud" Carter.
Lyle Ravmond Parks. 34.
Eureka, Calif., charged with lar
ceny by bailee, has been returned
from California by Deputy "Red"
Sheriff Carter also announced
the arrest of J. E. Wolsonbarger,
31, Sutherlin. Wolsonbarger was
arrested by local authorities on a
felony warrant from Hurton.
Kiel Placed &n Trial For Murder
TRIAL STARTS TODAY for; Joseph Loui. Kiel, pictured above
with- Deputy Sheriffs Dallas- BenneH.'- Kiel jr- .ehered ; witfi " he
strangulation murder of Stanley James Tucker, Springfield., Kiel
It to plead innocent 'because of insanity, said hit attorney,
James McGinty,, Myrtle Creek. The. above picture was. taken
by a News-Review staff member at the approximate spot of
the alleged slaying. (Staff photo). - -
MIRACLE OF GOD?
'Medically Hopeless1 Man's
Recovery From Gangrene Is
Subject Of Church's Inquiry
LAFAYETTE, La., Nov. 28. UP) Did a miracle of God re
store to health a man doctors thought was dying of gangrene
20' months ago? '!
The Roman Catholic church is making an official investiga
tion in. an effort to determine If divine intervention saved the life of
Herbert Theriot of Franklin, La. ' .
The church is holding an
apostolic process at the Immac
ulata seminary. A special rep
resentative of Pope Pius XII is
here for the investigation. The
session began Saturday. '
The Rev. George Bracho, P.M.,
rector of the Immaculata sem
inary gave these details:
Theriot underwent an opera
tion at Franklin in April, 1948,
for appendicitis. After the inci
sion was made, the surgeon and
attendants saw that gangrene had
begun. The Incision was closeu
and Theriot 's condition' was ad
judged medically hopeless.
The dying man put himself un
der the care of Pere Antolne
Moreau, founder of the congre
gation, of the Holy Cross In 1946.
A rapid cure followed and
Theriot now is in good health.
Medical witnesses said tne re
covery was of a nature consid
ered "miraculous and marvelous."
Theriot is expected to testify
during the process to determine
if the cure may be credited to
"special Intervention of God
through the Intercession of Fa
Witness To Sex. Murder
Receives Death Threat
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 28 UP)
A witness In the brutal killing
of a pretty dress shop salesgirl
today received a threat against
her own life.
The witness Is Mrs. Ellen Flan-
nagan, who Friday night looked
out her window and saw a
strange man leap from the sha
dows and attack Miss Jean Brus
The threat was phoned to a
woman who lives on the first
floor of the Flannagan home. A
soft-voiced man told the woman:
You convey this message to
Mrs. Flannagan. Tell her to keep
her mouth shut or she 11 get what
the Brusco woman got."
A special police guard was im
mediately sent to the Flannagan
home. Meanwhile, another w
men are on the special detail
assigned to hunt the sex fiend
who raped and killed the dark
A milkman found her semi
nude body at dawn Saturday.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 1949
Fraud Trial Of
WASHINGTON. Nov. 2S UP)
Rep. J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ)
was called to trial today on
charges of conspiracy and fraud
against the government.
The 54-year-old former chair
man of the Hoase Un-American
Activities committee is accused
in Federal court of padding his
congressional office payroll and
taking kick-backs from fictitious
His former secretary, Miss
Helen Campbell, is Jointly accus
ed with him on one of four counts
of an Indictment returned Nov.
8, 1948 by a Federal Grand Jury
Thomas alone Is accused In
the other three counts. These al
lege he collected three vouchers
totaling $880.70 In the name of
Jacqueline B. Hill, listed as a
clerk-typist for the Un.American
The Indictment alleges these
claims were "false, fictlous and
fraudulent, In that said Jacque
line B. Hill had rendered and
would render no services" to the
The conspiracy count carries a
maximum possible penalty of
two years In prison, a $10,000
fine, or both; The three false
claimes charges carry a maxi
mum penalty of thirty years, a
$30,000 fine, or both ten years
and $10,000 on each. .
Soldier Accused Of
Assaulting Girl, Aged 7 ,
' FT. LEAVENWORTH, Kas.,
Nov. 28 (IP) A 20-year -old
Army private was held today In
connection with an assault on a
Lt. Col. D. P. Yeuell, chief In
formation officer at the Ft. Lea
venworth Army post, said Pvt.
Cllntcn Samberson would be
charged with criminal assault of
Samberson has a wife, a three-year-old
daughter and a six-year
old stepdaughter. Their home
was listed as Dubois, Pa.
Will Be lred"
Plant For Industrial As
Wed As War Purposes '
Planned By Commission
By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH
W4miMr:TYW Mm, ) a
The Atomic Energy commission
aisciosea toaay mat it nas worked
nut aflAntlfl. 1ac!flrn fnr- a n)..,
to "breed" precious atomic ma-
If the plan works as anticipated,
it will be nt mnmintniii imnrn.
tance In supplying atomic mate
rials ior sucn peacetime projects
as atomic Dowerec shin nnri air.
The announcement was made
In connection with a news confer
ence held by David E. Lilienthal,
thft otit.mn AET nknl.nM r-
..... i,K n vuau ii, an, Uk
Lawrence R. Hafstad, sitting in
wun uuentnai, 101a aoout lt. Haf
stad Is director of the AEC's "re
actor development" program.
noiuiau railed n "ine Diggest
forward Rten In u,nrtlmA ot-.nll.
cation" of atomic energy. ,
Hp snlH thai uMIa Iha nM1nAf
still Is only a pencil and paper
Job, the designers are confident
that it will work.
The AEC announced that It is
beginning immediately construc
tion of a test plant. '
2-Way Benefit Seen
Concerning the "breeding" plan,
(Continued on Page Two)
2.000 Men Die In
Mine Fire, Report
BERLIN, Nov. 28 UP) The
di iiiaii'iiuHnnpn npwtnnnov 'I'Ain.
graf said today 2,000 persons
pensned in a uranium mine fire
in the Soilef. 7nna Inal Tknrarf..,
The nanpi mlH U uim nn t
worst mine disasters in history
and charged that it was due to
Only 300 miners were report
ed rescued. The bulk of the work
ers, said Telegraph, were political
Telegraf said the fire had
SDread from ml no Mr 35 tn u,n
nearby workings and that an ex-
rnuaives uump aetonaiea, wrecK
ng a mine hoisting tower. It said
the M;,7P BtnrtoH whan umpn In
sulation on mine electric cables
causea a snort- circuit. The
deaths were said to have been
caused by fire, smoke and gas.
The Dflnpr nlan MnArtml that
300 miners were drowned sever
al weens ago wnen another uran
ium mitlA Ullt flnnHat llranli.m
is used In the production of Ato
mic energy. ....
Three Women Drawn
Against Train, Killed
GARY. Ind.. Nov. 28 UP)
Three women were killed yester-
uy wnen iney were drawn
against the side of a fast passen
ger train as they were standing
on a station platform. Two men
Mrs. Julia Rubensteln.' 42. De.
troit, died today of a skull frac
ture. Mrs. Rose Nagy, 54, and
Mrs. Ruby Winters, 36, both of
Gary, died almost Instantly.
Mrs. Nagy's husband, Joseph,
45, was taken to a hospital with
back injuries and shock. Ottis
Hurley, 32, of Gary, suffered a
mangled right hand.
The victims were waiting for
another train. A fireman on a
train standing nearby told police
ne tnea to warn inem tney were
standing too close to the track.
Fast trains create a suction as
they pass by.
Burglar Nabbed In Act
Of Tapping Church Safe
HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 28 CPU-
Police say that Dell H. Lawrence
32, Is In Jail beacuse he picked
the wrong time and place to
kneel in church.
Responding to a burglar alarm
at the First Presbyterian church
of Hollywood yesterday, officers
said they found Lawrence kneel.
ing before the church safe, with
pliers, a crowbar and a glass
cutter beside him.
Lawrence was booked on sus
picion of burglary.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28-P)
The Partlck Regans thought
It was an earthquake.
When their house stopped shak
ing they went downstairs. There
was a huge hole In two outside
walls, a reacecourse of debris
through the rumpus room and
a strange car In the back yard.
Police arrested Charles Smith,
22, occupant of the machine, on
a charge of "drunken driving."
The Regans estimated damage
caused by the automobile trash
ing through the house r.t $3,000.
Vashington State Suffers
Heaviest Damage, Vith Towns
Awash, Families Forced To Flee
Wr The AMoelated Prni) .
' .Tha violent rain and wind storm which pounded the North
west during the weekend veered northward into Canada today.
Its force was much diminished. 1 i
The wind hit 86 miles, an hour en the coast and rose to
gust peaks of 105 miles en hour t Cut Bank, Mont., end 96
miles an hour at Sheridan, Wye., cost jt least 14 lives and
millions of dollars in property damage. '
Whipping across the Rocky Mountains with hurries ne foreo
gusts, the region's first major storm of winter streaked across
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho and Wyoming.
The weather bureau said it would reach the Central Plain states
some rime roaay. a neavy diow was predicted tor the tore at
Lakes, ! ' ,.- i i
The storm, whipped 'across north Idaho and Montana with
gusts of hurricane force, and veered north during the night.
The storm struck on a 1,000 mil front Saturday from British
.oiumoia into uregon.
Football Great .
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.; Nov. 28
UP) Two Air Force colonels
one a former star' quarterback
for the University of Southern
California died yesterday in the
crash of a B-25 bomber. ,
A third flyer parachuted ' to
safety after the plane's motors
began conking out about 20 miles
northeast of Birmingham. .
Maxwell Air Force base offi
cials at Montgomery, Ala., iden
tified the dead as Col. Orville E.
Mohler of Glendale, Calif., pilot,
and Col. Robert B. Richards of
Visalla, Calif., co-pllot.
,'Col. Mohler, 40, was a USC
football great under the late
Coach Howard Jones In 1930-31-32.
He was named on the Grant
land Rice all-America team of
1930 and was leading scorer of
the Pacific Coast conference that
year with 119 points.
The plane, based at Maxwell,
was returning from South Bend,
Ind. It crashed on a small hill
surrounded by wooded areas.
Master agt. Kooert a. wic-Kay,
Huntsville, Ala., flight engineer,
said he was ordered to bail out
at about 1,000 feet as the engines
began to fail, -,...
Witnesses said the co pilot
leaped from the plane at a height
of about 100 feet. His chute ODen-
ed at tree-toD level, thev added.
His body was found enveloped In
: Sgt, McKay told a reporter the
piane oegan to run out oi xuel
and the pilot radioed Birming
ham to ask for emergency land
ing permission here. ,
BIRMINGHAM. England. Nov.
28 OB A Church of England
bishop urged Britain today to
sterilize the unfit and make birth
control a national policy.
Dr. E. W. Barnes, bishop of
Birmingham, estimated "six to
ten percent" of the British popu
lation Is "mentally below par"
and should be sterilized. He said
unless this is done Britain will
become dangerously overcrowd
ed, and called the British isles
"the paupers of the English
The bishop told the Birming
ham Rotary club the labor, gov
ernment's welfare state nas
made the problem more pressing
"We must get rid of the slov
enly, vicious, idle wasters of the
community," Dr. Barnes declar
ed. "Unfortunately, the welfare
state Is only too likely to en
courage their Increase."
Dr. Barnes said the population
of England and Wales alone has
risen from around 4,000,000 in
Elizabethan (the 1500s) .times to
11 times that today.
"We are overpopulated," he
said. "The task of buying ever
larger quantities of food from
abroad is most difficult for a
virtually bankrupt country.',' !
Court Bans Union From
Dalles Port Picketing
PORTLAND. . Nov. . 28. OB
The CIO longshoremen's union,
Involved In a waterfront dispute
at The Dalles In September, was
under permanent court order to
day not to picket the Columbia
Circuit Judge Walter L. Tooze
said the union did not have a
right to ' picket a government
agencv such as the miuilclpally
owned port of The Dalles.
"Labor, which has a legal right
to strike and engage in peaceful
picketing against private employ
ers, cannot strike against the gov
ernment, or any arm of govern
ment," the Judge ruled Saturday.
The case developed when pine
apple was barged to the mainland
from Hawaii during the Hawaii
Chinese Red Army At
TAIPEH. Formosa. Nov. 28.
UP) Chinese nationalist sources
here tonight said communist
troops had fought their wav to
the outskirts of Chungking, pro
visional capital oi imna.
These sources said they got
their Information by long dis
tance telephone from Chungking.
where Generalising Chiang Kai
Shek was reported directing the
The nationalist government
was reported to have already
moved to Chenetu, 170 miles to
the northwest of Chungking.
Hardest hit was Washington
state. Hundreds of families were
evacuated as the roiled waters of
the Skagit river in northwest
Washington isolated five towns in
the Skagit valley. Four other com
munitles were threatened as five
V. AMU ICII UUIHIg B
hour a nan in tha nnno. uaiw :
The immediate threat appeared,
however, to have passed. Early
today the normally placid water.'
way hit its crest with about a foot
to spare at Mount Vernon where
rain-drenched sandbag crews of;
from 300-500 men worked frantic-
nlllT tn IfUn Ih. rliran uiUkl. , .
At 5 a. m W. R. Whitnall of
the Skagit county engineer's of
fice, reported the river had risen
only half an inch in the last three
nours out heavy rains were said
to be falling upstream at Con
crete. Whitnall said if the river
continued at the 26-foot level lt
was feared the dikes might soften
Water lay six to eight inches
deep over eight square blocks of
the city which lies about six feet
(Continued on Page Two) '
Deaths At Glance
By The Associated Press '
Roy Carr, Shelton, drowned
ioUah nM . n , , II O I II I.
wiicii vai Bwt;ji wii u. O. nign
way 101 at entrance to Skoko
mlsh river valley.
l Mra T. n...D.n.AMJi' V.hJ..
ikan, Alaska, fatally injured
when car driven by her husband
struck rock washed down by
storm five miles south of Kelso.
R.J. Tingley, 43, Deming, elec
trocuted near Everson when he
stepped on 13,000-volt power line
oiown aown oy wina.
Ray Anakin, Troutdale, Ore-
drowned when he fell from tug
boat into Columbia river dur
bdward Shawn and Kenneth
Mears, Tongue Point Naval sta
tion, killed when car crashed in
to fallen tree near Gearhart, Ore.
Eugene Jefferson, 64, killed
when wind toppled wall of his
nam at nis larm 23 miles norm
of MlBsoula, .
BRITISH COLUMBI A
Gordon John Fullerton. 24
North Vancouver, B. C, drowned
when swept into Capllano river
while sandbagging its banks.
Six Crew members of tugboat.
all of, Victoria, who drowned
when craft capsized Saturday off
Victoria. . ,
Man Plays Santa To t .
Children Of Convicts. '
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 28
UP) Dan Vinaon will be "dad"
and Santa Claua both to about
300.000 kids this Christmas.
The 65-year-old Oklahoma city
businessman has been - in the
Christmas cheer business since
1944. He plays Santa for young
sters whose fathers are in prison.
me Kind neartea old gentle
man started writing prison war
dens yesterday in the United
States, Canada and Mexico. Pri
soners are to write Vinson what
to send their kids for Christmas.
All gifts will be marked, from
Judge Asks Parole For i
Man He Sent To Prison
SCRANTON, P., Nov. 28 UP)
Judge Linlus Hoban sentenced
a man to w to bu years in prison
11 years ago but today-he is ask-
ing the prisoner be paroled and
given another chance.
During nis confinement, u-
year-old George H re ben of Scran
ton has written the Judge regu
larly. He made the Jurist a ship
model and prayed for him when
Hoban was reported missing in
action during the war.
Hreben was convicted Feb. 21,
1939, of a scries of burglaries.
He was on parole at the time
from a previous conviction.
Oregon hunters who -failed
to get shot for a deer during
the regular season should ra
strain their disappaintment.
They'll have a fresh chance to
patronise the undertaker dur
ing the four days of tha spa
cial hunting season In De
Lovfty Fact R