The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, December 07, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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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.
Pearl Harbor Date Finds
Filipinos Remembering
Attacks On Own Islands
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
THERE fs more of this "signifi
cant" news.
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-
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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).
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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-
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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
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
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"
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
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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.
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
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
He was arrested on a. minor
traffic offense. Disposition of his
case is being neld up, penning
word irom tne California autnori
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
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.
Davidson Denies Plan
To Run Against Morse
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
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.
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
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7, 1949
"Easy Money"
Policy Blocks
Insurance Co. Tycoon
Tells House Why Small
Business Is Retarded
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'
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
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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
"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.
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
It now operates throughout the
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Will Swing Axe On Jobs
Famous Novelist
Commits Suicide
' 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 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
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
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
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.
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No Contact
With llop.'iins;
Probers Told
Henry Wallace One Who
Got Uranium To Russia,
Fulton Lewis Declares
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
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
Hopkins was at one time lend
lease administrator. A close friend
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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
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.