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PAT JANELLI AND JOE ADAMO, Copco linemen, iwing from
their safety belis high up a power pole at Oak and Stephens
The two men are members of a crew clearing wiring, rendered
inactive through the laying of another circuit, from a former
overhead crossing of Stephens street' which, as of course you
know, here forms a section of the Pacific highway.
GO TO POLLS. VOTERS URGED
City O. K. Needed To Finish
Procedure For Annexation,
Mngr. Slankard Reminds
Roseburg voters are urged by City Manager Matt Slankard to
visit the polls Tuesday, Dec. 13, to vote on the proposed admission
of three outlying areas, known as West Roseburg, Sleepy Hollow
Miller's addition and Beulah addition.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
WE'RE always facing some
new problem or other. Here
is the newest one:
Shall we or shall we not per
mit the Germans (who are among
the world's toughest fighters) to
THIS is the way the argument
If we keep the Germans dis
armed, Russia may boom sudden
ly westward and take all of
If we let the Germans re-arm,
they'll be better able than arty
body else to STOP RUSSIA., . .
WHAT to do? v
Well, in 1918 we . licked Ger
many. Eventually we let her re
arm. German rearmament
brought Hitler, whom we had to
By the time we got Hitler
licked, we had Stalin on our
You see It IS a problem.
THERE are lots of problems.
Take pepper (just common
black pepper), for instance.
It was pepper, as much as any-
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CONVICTS NEED JOBS
SALEM, Dec. 6. UP) Eighteen
convicts at the state penitentiary
could be released If they had
jobs waiting for them, Governor
Douglas McKay said today.
He said all 18 have- been pa
roled on condition they get jobs..
Head Of West Roseburg
Assn. Lists Reason Why
Area Should Join City
Advantages of annexing the West Roseburg area ts the
city were told a small gathering of Chamber of Commerce
members at the weekly noon forum luncheon at the Umpqua
Sam McGaughey, president of the newly-organixed West
Roseburg Civic Improvement association, told the group that
one of the prime advantages to the city would be In form of a
tax rebate, funds collected by the state and distributed to cities
on a census population basis
"Adding this group of 2,000 per
sons now living in West Roseburg
would bring an additional $14,500
to the city each year," McGaugh
ey said. It was pointed out the
city now ge.s its share of the
state funds on a basis of 4.900
population, as figured In 1940.
McGaughey said the 1950 census
time will soon be here and annex
ation is necessary to insure a
lareer share of fundi for the City
5y Paul Jsnktn
The areas themselves held
their elections recently and all
voted to become a part of the
city. Under Haws of the state,
Slankard said, the.dty must hold
its election before the three areas
may be admitted.
So far, three -"elections have
been held to admit West Rose
burg and Miller's addition. On
two occasions these areas voted
not to become a part of the city,
while Roseburg voters balloted
to admit the areas. In a recent
third election, both the outlying
areas voted for annexation.
Slankard said final decision is
now up to the city's voters.
Slankard said Roseburg has
much to offer areas outside the
city's limits. He related that on
first thought, citizens of the out
lying areas feared an increase in
taxes. Although "true taxes" will
be raised some, the benefits to
the areas will outweigh the tax
levy, Slankard pointed out.
Figures show that Roseburg
has a low tax rate lower than
almost any other city in the
state, Slankard said. Within
Douglas county, Roseburg's tax
rate of 15.6 mills is far below
the average. Two other cities in
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Govt. To Sell Turkeys
To Boost Yule Supplies
WASHINGTON, Dec. t. Of)
The Agriculture department
today offered to sell 725,000
pound of dressed turkeys to
boost Christmas supplies.
' The turkeys were bought by
the department during the fall
under a producer-price support
The turkeys represent largely
birds of smaller sizes, supplies
of which are now relatively
short and prices somewhat
above support levels.
The turkeys will be sold In
carload lots on an offer and
acceptance basis. Offers will
be received daily beginning
Dee. 9 until further notice.
of Roseburg. He said this money
will go elsewhere if the annexa
tion measure fails.
McGaughey emphasized the
Importance of increased sanita
tion facilities, both to the city
and to West Roseburg.
"In case of an epidemic both
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Increasing cloudiness today
aiiid' tonight tciat twlighr and.
Wednesday a. m., clearing
Wednesday p. m.
Sunset today 4:37 p. m.
. ' Sunrise tomorrow 7:31 a. m.
Pine Street Use For Traffic Mute Approved
E. Roseburg Annexation
Plan Widened; Decontrol
Of Rents To Be Talked
Approval of the state llghway
commission's proposal to use
Pine street for south bound traf
fic and Stephens street for north
bound traffic in Roseburg was
voted by the city council in one
of Its briefest meetings on record
Monday night. The session lasted
less than 45 minutes.
The council followed the rec
ommendation of the planning
commission, which last week
heard a detailed report on plans
for rerouting of traffic through
the city and construction of a
four-lane highway north to Win
chester. The first phase of construction
would be from the north city lim
its to the highway scales, a dis
tance of about two miles. The
route would follow a right-of-way
considerably to the east of the
present highway, which would be
joined again at the scales. No
date has been set for starting
The council has no jurisdiction
beyond the city limits, but the
Planning commission's scope of
service extends within a radius
of six miles.
The State Highway commis
sion, in a letter to the council,
asked for an expression as to
the use of Pine and Stephens
streets. The councilmen concur
red in the plan, Inasmuch as it
would be extremely costly to wid
en Stephens street for double
A connecting link with Pine
would angle off from Stephens in
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Town Votes Ban On Cafe
Service To Negroes
DRESDEN, Ont., Dec 6 UP
This southwestern Ontario town,
burial place of the Negro who
was the real life counterpart of
the principal character in Har
riet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle
Tom's Cabin," yesterday voted
against ending racial discrimina
tion in local restaurants.
Citizens voted 517 to 108 against
a proposed by-law which would
have compelled restaurants to
The plebiscite at the municipal
elections climaxed a controversy
started several months ago whon
the town's three largest restau
rants barred Negroes. Nearly
20 percent of Dresden's popula
tion of 2,000 are Negroes.
Electors voted on the issue of
whether restauranteurs should be
forced to "serve patrons regard
less of race, creed or color."
Alien Smuggling Ring
Cracked By Justice Dept.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-m
The Justice department reported
tndav it hflft prarlcoH n Haugno.
Miami alien-smuggling operation
ana ruunaing up aliens slip
ped into this country since Sep
tember. Attorney General McGrath an
nounced the arrest of two Grand
Rapids, Mich., men in Miami.
They are accused of flying the
aliens into this country.
The accused men are Gaylord
Saxton and Charles Cramton,
In addition. Mrfirath salri throo
of the aliens have been picked up
in new iorK wiy. tie added tnat
the -TllHnA ripnarlmant Knna. tA
have the others In custody shortly.
British Refuse Soviet
Demand For Refugee
BERLIN.. Dec. 6. UP) A So.
viet request for return of a Rus
sian soldier who fled to the west
has been rejected, British army
authorities said today.
The soldier, a private, came to
the British three weeks aea and
described himself as a political
refugee. He was given haven as
such in accordance with the tra
ditional British policy, the an
nouncement added. The Russians,
requesting the return of Private
Andrei bneika, who crossed into
the British zone area Nov. 13.
said the soldier left the Russian
zone by mistake.
Ordinary army deserters are
normally returned under a four
power agreement that dates back
Tank Output Ordered
For East Germany Army
BERLIN, Dec. 6. m The
British-licensed newspaper Sozi
aldemokrat said today an auto
mobile plant at Chemnitz in east
ern Germany has been ordered
to produce tanks for the Communist-proposed
ine paper said the p;ant has
been assigned a quota of 10 tanks
NAMED SENATOR William
Benton, above, of Southport,
has been appointed by Con
necticut Governor Bowles to the
U. S. Senate, replacing Ray
mond Baldwin, Republican, who
resigned to accept judgeship.
Benton; a former partner of
Bowles in an advertising firm,
is an independent in politics. 1
Scores Talk By
NEW YORK (IP) Columbia
university's student newspaper
has opened up with some caustic
comments about the university's
president, Gen. Dwight D. Eisen
hower. ; In an editorial, "the Columbia
Dally Spectator" leveled its main
fire at a speech Eisenhower made
last "Axk before the St- Andrew1
society at , the Waldorf-Astoria
"If the speech was a trial bal
loon," the newspaper said, "we
think public reaction will soon
The general, In the speech, said
he thought too much emphasis
was being placed on personal
security at the expense of Individ
ual liberty. He was quoted as say
ing that perhaps people wanted
champagne when they- should
have "hot dogs and beer."
The sluuent editorial com
mented: ; i
Being content with beer , and
hot dogs has never been part of
the American tradition we Know.
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Quintuplet Boys Born
To Colombia Mother
MEDELLIN. Colombia, Dec. 6.
UP) Quintuplets five boys
and all in good health were born
several days ago to Maria Arro
yave in the little town of Angos
Report of the births arrived by
telegram from the mayor of An
gostura only yeste-day.
The governor ot tne depart
ment (state) of Antloquia order
ed the mother and children
brought from their town, 50 miles
northeast of here, to Medellin
where they are to be given the
best medical attention.
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EARLY BIRDS This turkey torn end hen combination was the first to arrive for the North
western Turkey show, to be held Wednesday through Friday at Roseburg's Rolletta Roller rink
on E. 2nd Ave. So. Although live birds were not to arrive until today, show Manager George
L Routledge said eary arrivals would be cared for properly. Owner Jane Rust, 15-year-old
Azalea 4-H club member, also entered a bird in the dressed turkey division. (Staff photo)
ROSEBURG, OREGON TUESDAY, DEC.
In For Record
Entries From 3 Coast
States Almost Swamp
Headquarters Of Show
Fair Manager George L. Rout-
ledge said yesterday turkey ex
hibitors from Oregon, Washing
ton and California have applied
for cage and storage space tor a
"record number' of birds to be
entered In the Northwestern Tur
key show, which opens tomorrow
and runs through Friday,
Show headquarters at the Roll
etta Roller rink on E. 2nd Ave.
S. was nearly swamped this morn
ing as entries in both live and
dressed bird divisions poured in
from nearly every major turkey
grower on the Pacific coast. Coop
ing oi uve Diras is to De completed
by 9 p.m.
Efforts of Routledge' staff of
co-workers drew praise from tur
key exhibitors and commercial
display agents alike, as they ar
rived at show headquarters to
find everything" In order for the
"biggest turkev show Roseburg
has ever seen."
Pierre "Pete" Traglio, field
advertising representaiive for
Crown Mills, said this was one of
the few times in all his experi
ence that turkey show heads had
made complete arrangements for
commercial exhibitors. Collapsible
exhibition display stalls have been
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Hiker Injured In
man, a hitch-hiking pas
senger,; sustained head- injuries,
Aits and shock, but. is expected
lo be released from a Eugene
hospital today, as the result of a
headon collision four miles south
of Yoncalla Monday at 1:15 p.m.
State Police Sgt. Holly Hoi
comb listed his name as Albeit
L. Sprague, Portland. He was a
passenger In a car operated by
Floyd O'Neal Nelson of. Kelso,
Wash., said the officer. The other
car involved was operated by Ed
ward W. Stilwell, Eugene.
According to the officer's re
port the accident was caused
when a car stopped on the high
way ahead of the Nelson car,
which was traveling south. Nel
son was unable to stop and
swerved Into the left lane direct
ly into the path of the Stilwell
vehicle. Both cars suffered con
siderable damage. Neither Nel
son nor Stilwell were injured, a
side from minor cuts and bruis
es. Sprague was picked up by Nel
son at Albany en route to San
, HOT IN ARGENTINA
BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 6-P)
Suffering 'from chilblalnes?
Pity the poor Argentlnans. Forty
of them were treated here for
It was hot for December In
the Argentine capital, even
though summertime has started.
Temperatures got up to 100.76 de
grees fahrenheit. .
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FAITH IN PRAYER Thousands of people of all faiths answered
with their prayers when Betty Lou Marbury, 10, of Brownsville,
Term., wrote the editor of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, ask
ing for prayers to help cure her of a bone disease that threatens
her right hand and perhaps her life. When doctors told her the
infection might require amputation, Betty Lou's letter said:
"Don't you think praying will save my hand." Her request that
readers help pray for her recovery brought pledges of aid from
clergymen and laymen of all creeds. Said Betty Lous "I believe
the Lord will answer their prayers."
y aycees Plan Huge Tree,
Home Decoration Vying
Santa's Visit To Kiddies
An all-out Christmas program
Junior Chamber of Commerce executive committee Monday -night.
The plans call for erection of a huge Christmas tree on Cass
street, between Main and Jackson; an outdoor decorated home
display contest; erection of a lighted cross on Mt. Nebo, and a
"Hello, Santa," program for children.
The outdoor home display will
be a new Innovation, which has
not been possible since prior to
the war, because of the wartime
blackout and the power shortage
since the war. California-Oregon
Power company has assured ade
quate power this year.
According 'to the announce
ment, all home owners who can
will be asked to arrange a de
corated outside display, which
may be on any Christmas theme,
from a decorated tree to any
scene such as the nativity, rein
deer . and sleigh, or any other
original idea. 1 1
As an Incentive, the Jacees
will offer a cud as a prize for the
best display, based on beauty and
originality. A Jaycee commitiee
will judge the attractions, and its
decision will be final.
A "bigger and better" Christ-
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was planned by the Roseburg
Teacher Kills Ex-Wife, -Fiance
And Himself '
MT. VERNON, Wash., Dec. 6.
UP) A grade school principal
shot and killed his attractive ex
wife and : her fiance, then fa
tally wounded himself late yes
terday in the partly furnished
bungalow the couple was pre
paring for their forthcoming
The victims were Mrs. Betty
Buchanan Trout, 27; William A.
O'Loane, 24, a flying instructor
and Mrs. Trout's fiance; and John
W. Trout, 32, principal at Rock
port grammar school, 40 miles up
the Skagit river from here. ,
Police Chief Don Landrefh and
the Rev. Fr. J. P. Brennan as
cribed the shooting to Trout's in
ability to effect a reconciliation
with his former wife. They had
been divorced in June, 1948.
Juvenile Bandits Nabbed
Near Grants Pass
GRANTS PASS, Dec. 6.-4JP)
Two juveniles who escaped tem
porarily last night from Sergeant
C. R. Borgman of the state police
by abandoning an automobile
and fleeing into the brush near
Blackwell hill between Grants
Pass and Medlord, were captured
later by police posses.
One of the youths was armed
with a loaded pistol, and four
others as well as a loaded rifle,
were found In the abandoned car,
Sgt. Borgman said. He quoted the
youngsters as stating they had
stolen the unidentified automo
bile ' bearing Louisiana license
plates in San Francisco, had ob
tained the weapons in the burg
lary of a hardware store at Rialto
and had obtained $40 bv holding
up a liquor store about 33 miles
north ol San Francisco.
They are being held in jail at
City Has Too Many Dogs
But Lacks Dog Catcher
FAIRBANKS. Alaska, Dec. 6.
UP Roving packs of dogs have
aroused Fairbanks residents this
week. There s plenty of sympathy
for them. But no dog catcher. No
body wants the job.
Feeling mounted when a five-
year-old Kindergarten child was
attacked by five dogs. The child
was unharmed physically, but the
animals tore at the youngster's
heavy winter clothes.
A truck driver rescued her.
Besides the quandary posed by
the scarcity of dog catchers, the
city points out there's no place to
put the dogs, even If they are
To Halt Thefts
Secret Devices Ripped ' y
From Four Planes But
Fifth Ship Eluded Htm ;
NEW YORK, Dec. 6-mFo
mer air force Major George
Racey Jordan told today of rip
ping secret radar equipment out
of four planes bound for Russia In
the war but said a fifth with the
same material reached the Soviet
Jordan told a news conference
he snatched the equipment from
four - planes at the Great Falls,
Mont., air base. But another plane
made It to Russia from Wash
ington without stopping at Great
Falls and balked him, he added.
The former air force officer
touched off a new Investigation
of secret material allegedly ob
tained by the Soviets in a broad
cast last Friday.
He charged that the Soviet
obtained uranium products in the
war and repeated the accusation
before a congressional committee
yesterday. Uranium is used in
making atomic bombs.
Obeys His superior
Jordan was an exnedltlnor of
ficer for lend-lease supplies to
nussia at me ureac vans base in
the war. . .
He told the news conferenw ha
found the radar equipment, which
ne never naa seen before, in a
C-47 transport destined for the
Jordan said he teleDhoned hlr
superior officer, a colonel Gltz-
inger, at Wright Field, Dayton,
Ohio, and asked him about the
"Good God," Jordan quoted
Gitzinger as replying. "Don't teil
me they got radar equipment.
The former officer said he com
plied. Three other planes arrived
enroute to Russia with the same
equipment, he said, adding In
each case "I ripped out the
"General Arnold (Gen. H. H.
Arnold, then chief of the army
air force) would just as soon have
given given his right a,rm as that
radar, Jordan declared.
However, a fifth plane took off
from Washington with Maj. Gen.
a. i. veiyaev, cniei oi tne Kussian
purchaslngi mission, aboard, Jor
"He got Into the plane," the
former officer said, "and I heard
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Husband Faces Charge
Of Beating His Wife
Ralelch Brannon. 41. Glide, in
rested Monday by sheriff's de
puties, was arraigned in Justice
court yesterday on an assault and
battery charge growing out of
the alleged beating of his wife,
Blanche, found early Monday lv-
lng along the North Umpqua road
in an unconscious condition. . -
Bail was set at $300. '
Mrs. Brannon, taken to Merer
hospital with multiple cuts and
bruises.' Is said to be res tin ir
easily, according to hospital of-
Justice of the Peace A. J. Ced
es set bail at $500 for Wlllard L.
Fent. 21. upon arraignment on a
charge of grand larceny. Fent
was arrested Saturday by state
ponce, toiiowing a complaint tnat
he allegedly stole a wallet con
talning $43 from his room mate,
C. W. Conner, Canyonville.
Crash Kills Junction City
Youth, Injures 2 Others
CORVALLIS. Dec. & UP)
Ronald A. Dixon. 17. route 3.
Junction City, was killed and
two otners were badly injured
when their car crashed into a
mud bank about two miles south
of here at 1 a.m. today.
injured were Floyd Cotrell, 20,
Monroe, and Phyllis Carson. 15.
believed to be a route 3, Corval-
lis, resident. Attendants at Good
Samaritan hospital here said both
are expected to recover.
Police said the car In which the
trio was riding, driven by Cot
rell, came west on Richland lane,
a country road leading to High
way 99W. The lane ends at the
highway but they failed to make
the turn, plunging on across the
road and into the bank on the
Drain Store Looted Of
Meats And Clothing
It must have been a hunenr
burglar who broke into the- W.
u. Cool and Sons general store
at Drain sometime Sunday night.
The loot, according to State
Police, Included hams and vari
ous meats from the frozen food
Also taken were leather boot.
shirts and miscellaneous cloth
ing. The Ingenious burglar must
have had an eye for the Christ
mas season. Missing also, tne of
ficers said, was a stock of Christ
mas tree lights.
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By I )T KeteesMtelei
Mr. Truman's plant for a wel
fare state will lead Unci Sam
to the "poorhouM," the GOP
national chalrmaa warm. In
ether words: From porrertarM