i U, of 0, Library COMP Eugene, Ore, E np UX1U IaJIj mw m noc mm m WUA SVAFC WUAT ii i iv hum l II II ' - p f- ' Mm V"7 'h ' ' ' " ADA WEAVER FOCLEMAN, at the left above, MAY ADAMS, JUNE TALLEY and JESSIE DAVIS, waitresses, help make a stop at the Hotel Rose dining room a very pleasant affair. Even a little time for a cup of coffee lightens the whole day and in our time Ada has served me enough coffee to float a flat top. ' . ...... When I dropped in yesterday with my camera I. had a date for a picture in the banquet room the pertest one of the four and each one is pert, asked who; I -was taking pictures for. "Life" I told her, assuming an importance I didn't feel. "Still life?" she inquired, artlessly. Or, was it. "Still," was the safest answer I could think of. Some people won't let you get away with anything. I wish this corner of the paper consisted of more than just two columns. It's difficult to squeeze four girls in such a small space and do them justice. Oh shucks you know what I mean. JAPANESE STILL HATED Pearl Harbor Date Finds Filipinos Remembering Attacks On Own Islands ' By FRANK WHITE - MANILA, Dec. 7. UP) Passage has failed to soften the hostility of Filipinos toward the Japanese hostility caused by the unprovoked attack upon the Philippines and brutal outrages during, the occupation and liberation campaign. In the Day's News By FRANK JENKINS THERE fs more of this "signifi cant" news. MARSHAL TITO IS. TO PAY BONUSES FOR YUGOSLAV BABIES. " HEREAFTER the Yugoslav state (the Yugoslav state Is TITO) will pay 2,000 dinars ($40 in bird of freedom money) to clothe each new-born child. Yugoslav women workers, as well as unemployed workers' wives, will get a special bonus of 600 dinars ($12) per month during the three months preceding and the three months following child birth. The money must be used for food. In addition, there will be a special child allowance for work ers according to the number of children. On this point, the dis patch telling of the baby bonus is a little fuzzy. The amount per child is not specified. It would be a fair guess, everything consid- (Contlnued on Page Four) y I f I vr- it , ,. KATHY CORKRUM is helping Santa Claus make elaborately decorated cookies for Christmas. She is but perhaps I've said enough. That twinkle in her aye is a bit disconcerting; per haps, just perhaps, she knows mora about what aha and jolly old Santa are up to than I do. Kathy is six years, old and in tha First grade at Fullerton school. She it tha youngest daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bart Corkrum of 915 Chapman street. (By Paul Jenkins). R P. ..I I. -I.!-. J of eight years since Pearl Harbor The feeling still is so strong that the Philippines foreign office reliably. is reported to have re cently served notice on General MacArthur it could not guarantee the safety of any proposed Nip- nnnaca ti'oHn micclnn i The Nov. 8 election bi Presf-' dent Elipidio Quirino was. In a large part, attributed to his anti Japanese attitude and his uncom promising stand for reparations from the Nipponese. One of Quirino's most effective devices in his campaign against Jose P. Laurel, puppet president under the Japanese, was exhibi tion of a newsreel showing Laur el in Tokyo participating in for- (Continued on Page Two) Boy Scouts In Alaska To Have Shivery Yule FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Dec. 7 UP) Boy Scouts can do their daily good deeds with a shiver over the Christmas holidays. The army's planning to take a troop of boy scouts to its arctic training center at Big De"a. where they can frolic in snow and possible 50 degrees below zero weather. They will pack into the frozen Tanana valley with skies and heated tents. If the mercury goes beyond 50 below, special arctic equipment will be supplied. Army ski instructors will teach the scouts cross-country skiing, and they'll be able to take photo graphs of the Big Delta buffalo herd. ' The Weather Mostly cloudy today and Thursday with occasional rain today. ' Sunset today 4:37 p. m. , Sunrise tomorrow 7:32 a. m. Established 1373 "Ideal" Father Guns To Death Three Children Deed Of Former Medford Resident, "Brilliant Engineer," Puzzles ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7. UP) A Fort Belvolr construction engineer today shot and killed his three children, police said, as they prepared to leave their home here for school. The father, John Conner, 38, quietly came out when police or dered him to come from the kitchen of his home with his hands above his head. His wife, Janet, had run scream ing from their home in Cameron valley, a public housing project, to the home of neighbors. Conner gave no reason for the shootings and showed no emo tion, police said. Mrs. Allen and the Mlttons de scribed Conner as "a quiet, intelli gent man, a perfect father and husband." All said he had been working "too hard." . PORTLAND, Dec. 7. (IP) The father of John Conner, held in Alexandria, Va., in the slaying today of his three children, sobbed today as he said he was preparing to go east. The father, Guy W. Conner, said he had received a letter from his son only a few days ago and it contained no hint of anything out of the ordinary. "It was a beautiful letter," he said. "A really beautiful letter. I sent it to my daughter (Mrs. Car lyle Burgoyne) in Eugene." "He must just have gone ber serk or something, I guess," the father said. Associates here recalled the en gineer as a brilliant man In his work and "extremely pleasant" socially. John, born at Seattle and a Medford, Ore., resident when ap pointed to the U. S. military academy at West Point In 1929, was a civilian employee of the corps of engineers here from 1937 to 1939. Newspaper clippings here show that on May 25. 1933, he was found wandering in a remote area of the West Point reservation after having been missing several (Continued on Page Two) Judging Started At Turkey Show Judging opened this morning In the Northwestern Turkey show, with competitors from Pa cific coast states vying for $3, 500 prize money in both dressed and live bird displays. Judge F. P. Griffin, Sonoma, Calif., presided over festivities this morning, . serving his 18th consecutive year as judge for Northwest turkey .shows. Griffin, termed by Show Manager George L. Routledge, as "the outstanding turkey judge in the U. S.," was assisted by Future Farmers of America in grading light young toms in the bronze division. Some of the finest birds ever gathered under one roof will pass before the judges' critical eyes during the rest of today, Thurs day and Friday. The show, open to the public, is being held at the Rolled a Rol ler rink on E. 2nd Ave. S. ROSEBURG, WEICHING IN This was a common tight yesterday at head quarters for tha Northwestern Turkey show, which started to day and runs through Friday. Proof that tha show- is attracting widespread interest throughout Oregon and tha Northwest is shown in this picture as Ivan Elam, left, of Aumsvill (near Salem), checks in his entries in the live bird division. Others in the picture are Homer Grow, FFA adviser (hand on scales!, and Show Manager George L. Routledge. The show is open to the public and will ba held at tha Rolletta Roller rink on E. 2nd Ave. S. (Staff photo).. Heirs To $750,000 Estate Asked To Join Democrats SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 7. UP) A California peach grower who got rich during the democratic administration has willed his $750,000 estateto ' his brothers and sisters with the spe cific request that they become Democrats. ' The will of Harvey B. Whitten, probated yesterday, specifically requested his heirs "to renounce the Republican national party, its policies and platform and to vote nenceiortn a straignt uemocraiic national party ticket.'.' ' The will went on to explain that because Whitten made his money under the Democratic ad ministration it was his 'desire that no Republican party mem ber receive anything from the estate. A sister,- Mrs. Anne Whitten Ross of Charlottesville, Va., saii she thought all members of the family were Democrats. "They may have strayed now and then," Mrs. Ross remarked. T think Harvey lust wanted to be sure they stayed democrats." Winston A. LonKlois, attorney for.' the executors, said the will did not disinherit any Republican member 01 tne tamuy put u s a nice legal question." . ' Conviction On Drunken Driving Draws $200 Fine Elvin Joe Trick, Idleyld Park, was found guilty by a jury of six to a charge of drunk driving, at a trial conducted by Municipal Judge Ira B. Riddle Tuesday. Trick was fined $200 and his operator's license was '"revoke! for one year, said Judge Riddle, who added that this was Trick's second offense on the same charge this year. The jury consisted of Mrs. Car los Page, Mrs. Maurice Newland, Mrs. Greta Berrie, Mrs. Bill Evans. S. J. Shoemaker and H. D. Qulne. The jury deliberated about 13 minutes. ;-. Man Arrested On Theft Charge In California Bill De Musey, listed also as Stanley De Musey, was arrested at Glendale by state police last night and is being held for Cali fornia authorities, ggt. Holly Hoi comb reported. According to the officer, the chief of police at Redding, Calif., holds a warrant for De Musey's arrest on a grand tnett tautoj charge. He was arrested on a. minor traffic offense. Disposition of his case is being neld up, penning word irom tne California autnori ties. Santa's Beard No Longer Fire Hazard; It's Of Nylon WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 7 UP1 Say, kids, your worries are over bantas beard need no longer be a fire hazard. And you can thank E. I. du Pont de Nemours A Company for seeing that Santa doesn't get all burned up coming down that chimney. Du Pont chemists are making Santa Claus' white beard of ny lon. They're being manufactured by a rvew york wig maker. The whiskers, if exposed to fire, melt Instead of burning. OREGON WEDNESDAY, DEC. S3 Davidson Denies Plan To Run Against Morse WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 UP) Assistant secretary of the Inter ior C. Girard Davidson isn't talk ing about published reports that he may resign to run for the Senate against Wayne Morse (ti OreO. ' .:. The native Louslahan, whd now claims, Portland, Ore., as - his home, says only that he is "busy with my present job." He willingly reaffirms his ear lier pronouncements that: He has been "approached" by some Democrats to quit his Washington career and try to win Morse's office. He is not happy with Morse's stand against a Columbia Valley authoritv. (Davidson Is a leader in President Trumaji's proposed proeram for establishment of a valley administration in the Pa cific northwest). He plans eventually to resume the practice of law in Oregon. Breaks Leg During X-ray For Arm Break, She Sues MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Dec. r UP) Mrs. Isabcll Shaffer said she fell off a laboratory table and broke her leg while being X-rayed for a broken arm. Her $25,000 damage suit on file In Circuit court against the Mo nongalia General hospital con tends the hospital was negligent. and that sne lost about $i,duu in wages she would ordinarily have earned as a waitress because of the accident. "BOSSY" COMES Gillis, Re-elected Mayor After Six Defeats, Vows Upheaval In City Jobs NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Dec. 7. UP) Andrew J. "Bossy1 Gil lis, one time "bad boy mayor" of this seaport city, came back after six straight setbacks to regain the mayoralty "slowed down some, but still no diplomat." , Glllls, who. amazed Newburyport residents with his antics during his three previous terms, yesterday defeated Mayor John M. Kelleher who was seeking hte fifth consecutive term. In one breath, the 52-year-old Gillis, insisted he was "too old to get as enthusiastic as I used to 22 years ago." In the next breath he belled his lack of enthusiasm. "My first act," he said, "will be to tear the police department apart and then fire the fire chief. I'm then going to give the highway department quite a shel lacking and there are going to be some new faces in city hall." Served Jail Term The flamboyant filling station owner first gained notoriety while serving his first term as mayor in 1928. He was sentenced to two months in Jail for cutting down elm trees to make an entranee for his gasoline station. He car ried out the city's affairs from his cell. Once he climbed in a second story window of the city's new high school to make an inspec tion because the school commit tee refused to give him a key. On another occasion he In dulged his sense of humor by or dering a policeman who worked against his election to ride an aged horse, living out III last few (Continued bri Page Two) 7, 1949 "Easy Money" Policy Blocks Investments Insurance Co. Tycoon Tells House Why Small Business Is Retarded By DON WHITEHEAD WASHINGTON, Dec. l.-UP) The president of America's largest life insurance company said today the easy money policy of re cent years has cut down the earning power of policyholders' savings. Lroy A. Lincoln, head oi the huge Metropolitan Life Insurance company of New York, called on the government to "foster an eco nomic climate" in which private business can operate with confi dence. He urged that taxes be cut and government spending re duced. Lincoln gave his views to the Senate-House Economic commit tee which is investigating the rea sons behind the reported Jack of risk capital tor smau ousinesses in the United States. Chairman O Mahoney (D-Wyo) said he wanted to learn "what yardstick the companies use in investing the savings of the American people." , Lincoln denied that insurance companies can be blamed for any lack of equity capital. If there is (Continued on Page Two) Toketee Power Plant Dedication Near Future Event The Toketee ' power plant of rne iaiuorma yregon rowei company's North Ompqua proj ect will soon be ready for service, it was announced today.' Toketee, first of eight new plants being built in the five-year period end ing 1953, will bring 40.S00 addi tional kilowatts of power to the pejple in the company's .service area through "the RosCburg load center.' "Totaling 145,000 kilowatts in all, the North Umpqua project is larger than the power company's pre-war generating capacity. Part of a $50,000,000 post-war building program, which includes expan sion of transmission lines and dis tribution facilities, the project is designed to meet tha tremendous growth of this area and to keep pace with future demands for electric service," said Albert S. Cummins, Copco president, In making the announcement. - "It is planned that formal dedi cation of the new project will take place in Roseburg In the near future. Details of the dedi cation program will be an nounced when completed," Cum mins stated. CENTURY FETED SEATTLE, Dec. 7. UP) The Pacific coast's oldest lumber com pany Is celebrating its 100th an niversary this week. It's Pope and Talbot incorporated which un loaded its first shipload of saw mill machinery at Port Blakely on Bainbridge island a century ago. It now operates throughout the Northwest. BACK if f i ANDREW J. OILLI Will Swing Axe On Jobs r 187-49 Famous Novelist Commits Suicide REX BEACH ' Gun Ends Suffering SEBRING, Fla.; Dec. 7. '.UP Rex Beach,, 72, nationally known novelist, was found dead of a pistol wound in the head at his home near here this morning. His death was pronounced sui cide by County Judge J. Howard Livingston and Sheriff Broward Coker. . - , ' - Beach had been suffering from a throat ailment for three years. His nurse, Miss Tania Slmot. Ian, found the writer in his pajamas on the floor of his sec ond story bedroom. The body lay by the bed in which he had slept through the night. Beach was in the midst of a psychological novel, "Woman in Ambush, on which he had com pleted 27 chapters. He had not worked on it for several months. Japan "Forgets" Pearl Harbor Day (By the Associated Press) Eight years ago today, a day to remember, a day that was to live in Infamy. , ... The. - Japanese, ' whose naval filers dealt the surprise, blow at Peart Harbon, - however,' weren't remembering. Nothing was done in Japan on this day to remind them, . Instead, the ' Japanese were worrying about a "day" of their own perhaps a "Toky day." Many among them fear the cold war will turn hot. That, they be lieve, would inevitably ' Involve Japan. Japan never . forgets the prox I ity of Russia. Now Russia says it has added atomic weapons to its arsenal. That makes Japan shiver. . . The only observance of the day in the Pacific was at Pearl Har bor Itself. It was a simple service, held at the sad, rusting monument to the day that thrust the United States Into the worst war In history. That monument is the super structure of the once-proud battle ship Arizona. It pokes from the water of the naval anchorage. It has not been .. disturbed - since Japanese bombs buried it there in tne water. U. S. Bows To Korean Reds To Free Two Americans WASHINGTON, Dec, 7.. UP) The United States today an nounced lt will comply witn terms broadcast by the north , Korea Communists for the release of two Americans held captive since September. . Secretary of State Acheson made the announcement at a news conference which did not, however, bring any word as to whether U. S. Consul General Angus Ward actually has begun his long trip to freedom from Manchuria. The two men being held in north Korea are Economic co operation administration t offi cials. A north Korean broadcast yes terday said the pair will be re leased if the United States sends someone to get them. Manslaughter Verdict Filed In Feud Killing TOLEDO, Ore., Dec. 7 UP) A circuit court Jury early Mon day convicted Homer Edwards of manslaughter In the back woods feud shooting of Melvln Longyear, 26. Edwards, a 52-year-old ranch er, also is accused of killing Mel vlri'i brother, Charles, 22, but it has not been announced whether this trial will follow at once. The verdict carries a possible penalty of 1 to 15 years In prison. Edwards argued self-defense in the trial. He said the brothets had been Quarreling with him and Charles was shot accident ally In a scuffle. He asserted he then shot Melvln in self-defense. Emperor Hirohito Loses House Money To Thief TOKYO, Dec. 7- UP) Eight years ago Emperor Hirohito was considered sacrosanct by the Japanese. todav he awakened 150,000 yen ($4,166 poorer. A thief, who no longer consld ered the Emoeror sacred, stole the money from the Imperial household account. v xsjfc ' i No Contact With llop.'iins; Probers Told Henry Wallace One Who Got Uranium To Russia, Fulton Lewis Declares WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. W Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves testi f led today that Harry Hopkins never tried to get any atomic blueprints or maps from him. - Groves, wartime head of the atomic bomb project, was before congressional investigators dig ging into a story of atomic ma terials going to Russia in lend lease planes and a mysterious note signed "H. H." saying "had a hell of a time getting these away from Groves. C. Racey Jordan,' former air force major, told the House Un American activities committee on Monday that he opened a Russian suit case at Great Falls, Mont, in me winier oi and lound "Oak Ridge" materials and the "H. H." note. ' Groves told the committee: L The Russians got some atomic material during the war, but that he doesn't know how many shipments "because we don't know how many leaked through." 2. He found evidence of Rug. slan spying within a month of the ' time he took charge of the atomic bomb project in 1942. J. tie knows tne lend-lease ad ministration ' was under "nres- sure" to give the Russians "every thing they sought" and that great aeai ot lnnuence" wai brought to bear. But he said he did not know who exerted the pressure. Hopkins was at one time lend lease administrator. A close friend (Continued on Page Two) More Box Cars On Way. Advice From Ellsworth Box cars are on the way to help relieve the current ahort age on the Southern Pacific line, Congressman Harris Eilaworth told a group of loggers, lumber men and other interested part ies at a meeting sponsored by the Western Forest industries association,- Tuesday night in the county -courthouse. : ' Spokesmen for th rajlroad ured Ellsworth they would build " 3,100 new box cars and convert 900 other pieces of rolling stodk, in a recent long-distance phone conversation. The Fourth district representative broached the sub ject of rail car shortages to rail road men while he was in the east, earlier in the year. Ellsworth told his listener! 4. 000 cars would be added to the number of cars currently engag ed In shipping west coast pro ducts to other points, thereby re ducing the stockpile of raw ma terials ' from the loading plat forms of many Douglas county timber products shippers. . Congressman Ellsworth also described the alcohol plant in Springfield and what it would do for Oregon's iumber economy. Other topics touched on by Ells worth were current legislation in Congress that would affect the timber industry, tne access road bill and the amendment to the Clark-McNary act. The Congressman also voiced his continued objections to CVA and cited possible undersirable effects it might have on the lum ber industry. , Anti-Red Workers Form International Union LONDON. Dec. 7 UP) Lead ers of 50,000,000 anti-Communist trade union workers in 53 coun tries Including the U.S. formally organized the International Con federation to fight for Job secur ity for members, and for their right to work where tney choose. No negative votes were cast. But leaders of the French and Belgian Christian (Catholic) Workers unions, representing 1, 300,000 worker;, abstained from the vote. They did not say why. The new organization will carry the fight to Communism and the World Federation of Trade Unions. They quit the WF TU early thks year because Reds controlled it. Slays Wife So She Can't Have Their Children DALLAS, Dec. 7. UP) Harold Blankenship, 25, who shot his firetty wue to aeatn, says ne aia t so she. couldn't have their chil dren. Blankenship fired six bullets Into his 26-year-old wife yester day In the downtown office where she worked, then surrendered to an officer. Blankenship, an art student, had arrived from Tuisa Monday night. He said he and his wife had been separated two weeks and she had filed suit for divorce. They had two sons, Guy, 3 and Gary, 2. Ltvtty Ft Root By L T. RttetiMtek The Russians appear able to. steal any major American secret they desire. So far they haven't learned the combination of the government's gold reserve vault at Port Knox, Ky., but just five thtm little more time.