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WHO DOES WHAT
ELLICTT PERKINS and NELLIE TUCKER check the records of
a new Chrysler just sold from the show room at the Rose
Motor company at Rose and Lane streets, where both are
Elliott is service manager for the firm, having been there
since the war. His former home was in Boston. He and his
wife, the former Louise Virden, live on East Douglas street.
Nellie is the wife of Larry Tucker and she has been with the
company for four years. She and Mr. Tucker live on the Look
HIGHER GO STEEL PRICES
Hike Follows Pension And
Welfare Plans; Congress
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16. W) Big U. S. Steel corporation hiked
its steel prices about $4 a ton today.
Other top basic steel producers are expected to follow the
However, congressional investigators are trying to head off a
general steel price increase because they say it threatens America's
In the Dqy's News
By FRAJS'K JENKINS ...
THIS one comes from Buenos
Aires (capital of Argentina):
"An arrest warrant was out to
day for Atilio Cattaneo, ousted
member of the Argentine cham
ber of deputies and one of Presi
dent Juan D. Peron's most out
WHAT'S It all about? Well, it's
Cattaneo got up on Ihe floor of
the ' Argentine parliament and
made the statement that President-Dictator
Peron has made
himself RICH IN OFFICE. Cat
taneo is a member of the parlia
ment As such, he has immunity
By a vote of 95 to 1, they EX
PELLED HIM FROM PARLIA
MENT. That cooks his immunity
goose. Now they're seeking him
with a warrant on charges of
showing disrespect to the (dicta-
(Continued on Page Four)
Automobile Blow Kills
Woman At Sheridan
SHERIDAN, Dec. 16 UP) Mrs.
Edward Brigham, an elderly wid
ow, was .killed yesterday when
struck and dragged across a
street by an automobile that was
being backed from a residential
Police chief Harrv Fast said
the driver. Mrs. Robert Taylor,
reported she didn't realize she
had struck anyone.
There are no known relatives
of the victim in this vicinity.
HARRY, IKE GOOD FRIENDS
Political Rumor Stirs
No Rancor; Eisenhower
Again Denies Candidacy
KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 16. UP) President Truman today made
it a matter of record that he and General Dwight D. Eisenhower
are "good friends and always have been."
Apparently concerned about stories out of Key West that he
regards the former army chief of staff as a candidate for the
presidency, presidential press Secretary Charles G. Ross told
"The President wants it to go on record that he and General
Eisenhower are good friends and always have been."
Ross himself described the
stories as "souped up" and said he , critical nf th. Truman
knew of no intimates with whom l'p" crmcal 01 th Iruman
the President has discussed the j p i? , " . ,..,, .
,-uiiit.. i E-idnt...... r.. At a press conference in rort
R?f L bccom' Worth, Texas, yesterdav, General
Ing a candidate. Eisenhower a(;ain sa)a that hp
The White House reaction came : aoet not Intend to enter the field
after Eisenhower, now president 0( politics.
of Columbia university, said he: And he 'emphasized he had no
was not a candidate, no matter . reaction to recent quoted state
what any one thinks, and will not ;ments bv members of President
be talked Into becoming one. I Truman's staff that Eisenhower
Eisenhower has made speeches .
regarded in administration quar-l (Continued on Page Two)
Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo.),
chairman of the Joint Congres
sional Economic committee, said
he expects the committee 1o ap
prove opening a probe of big
steel's action after Christmas.
O'Mahoney 'declared the price
raise is unjustified and will have
an inflationary effect on the na
tion's economic system Just when
business leaders should be strug
gling to hold the lid on prices.
Watching the developments si
lently is the consumer. He'll ul
timately have to pay more for
hundreds of articles if a general
price increase develops.
How much will such things as
autos Increase? No one knows
but guesses range from $7 to $60.
And will the price increase re
sult in more wage demands from
the CIO United Steelworkers?
That seems almost certain.
Ascribed to Pension
Big steel's action wasn't a sur
prise. Such action has been expected
ever since the industry ended a
42-day strike Nov. 11 by agreeing
to give $100 monthly pensions, in
cluding social security, and to
pay half the cost of a five cents
(Continued on Page Two)
Sleeping Pills Blamed
For Death Of Dancer
PORTLAND, Dec. 16 -UP)
A dancer's death was attributed
hy police today to an overdose of
sleeping pills and her husband
was quoted as reporting the worn
an was addicted to the tablets.
Police said the body of Mrs.
Sunny M. Ward, 29, was found in
her bed Wednesday night. Her
estranged husband, Rav Ward,
was quoted by police as blaming
lax enforcement of state regula
tions on the sale of barbiturates
sleeping potions for the wom
an's addiction and death.
Police said the husband report
ed he and his wife separated in
1947 after unhappiness over his
wife's inability to throw off the
habit of taking the pills.
Mostly cloudy with showers
today, tonight and Saturday.
Sunset today 4:38 p. m.
Sunriso tomorrow 7:40 a. m.
On Toketee Map
Of $7 Million
Governor McKay, Copco
Great Boon To Industry
California Oregon Power com
pany's $7,000,000 Toketee power
project was formally dedicated
with the throwing of a switch by
President A. S. Cummins, Illu
minating a large diagram of the
company s proposed $50,000,000
post-war building program
The dedication ceremony, held
In the Umpqua hotel, was at
tended by dignitaries of the state
of Oregon and Northern Califor
nia and civic leaders of the te
spective areas in what was term
ed "Copco land."
Governor Douglas McKay for
mally accepted the power proj
ect in behalf of the people of
Oregon, and gave the principal
address in a half-hour radio
broadcast over a seven - station
hookup through the facilities of
"More power to you" was the
theme of the evening's program,
which began with a social hour
and continued through the din
ner; radio program, talks by
Congressman Harris Ellsworth
(Continued on Page Two)
CHICAGO, Dec. 16 UP) Heads
of theation's Railroad Train
men and Conductors unions today
authorized a strike vote lor their
The vote follows what union
heads termed "fruitless" negotia
tions with the carriers over
wages, hours and rules. The vote
was authorized by W. P. Kennedy,
president of the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, and Harry
Fraser, president of the Order of
Negotiations collapsed yester
day after attempts to settle the
dispute had been underway since
Sep. 22. It appeared headed for
the National (Railway) Mediation
The unions had demanded 13
rules changes affecting wages,
hours and operating practices. A
carrier spokesman said the de
mands add up to "multi-million
dollar package." He said one de
mand would boost the pay of
passenger conductors and train
men as much as 50 percent.
Oregon Man Hopes To
Dodge Execution Tonight
CANON CITY, Colo., Dec. 16
UPy Paul J. Schneider, Hubbard,
Ore., man due to be executed to
night for the slaying of a Denver
filling station operator, still hop
ed for a delay in his sentence.
Warden Roy Best of the CoIq
rado prison said Schneider was
in good spirits last night, looking
forward to a visit from his bro
ther, Ray, of Ogden, Utah, and
He has won eight previous
stays of execution. The warden
said Schneider "thinks they (the
brother and the attorney) can
pull something out of the hat for
him." The Oregon man refused
yesterday to cash In a $100 sav
ings bond. The warden said Sch
neider declared "if I did. It would
look as though I had given up."
He Is scheduled to die at 8 o'
clock tonight. Schneider was con
victed of slaying Frank Ford at
a service station here.
Annexed Areas To Get
Street Repairs At Once
As promised in pre election
campaigns and reiterated by Ma
yor Albert Flegel over a loud
speaker during Wednesday's
"Welcome to Roseburg" caravan
parade, newly annexed areas will
get improved streets immediately-
City Manager M. W. Slankard
announced today that the full citv
street force and equipment will
be put to work next Mondav
morning grading the streets of
West Roseburg. Gravel will be
added where necessary.
As soon as the West Roseburg
streets are finished, the crew will
go to Miller's Addition to put the
streets there in useable condi
tion, said Slankard.
Umpqua Timber Auction
Set For January 9
PORTLAND. Dec. 16 t.V)
The forest service plans an auc
tion sale Jan. 9 of 17,575,000 board
feet of timber In the Umpqua
National lorest. ine timber, ap
praised at sifi7,!i. is located in
the Dog creek area.
Survives Five-Day Ordeal
Heir To Fortune
Finds Himself In
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16WP)
Earle J. Bernheimer, 51, heir to
a Kansas City department store
fortune, has won temporarily at
least an unusual legal victorv.
But with it may come complica
tions. Superior court yesterday de
clared that Bernheimer and blues
singer Verone Odegard, 27, never
were legally wed, even though
This ruling came only several
days after the Missouri Supreme
court had declared their seven-year-old
son, Earle Jr., legiti
This seeming contradiction re
sulted from Bernheimer's suit
here opposing alimony payments
of $1155 monthly to the singer.
She was, however, granted $300
a month for the boy's support.
But by ruling Invalid a 1941
Mexican divorce obtained by
Bernheimer and another in 1943
by Mrs. Sally Wright Bernheim
er, Judge Byron J. Walters left
that marriage intact, while ruling
However, there's this hitch:
the first wife, Sally, since has
married restaurateur Bob Cobb,
owner of Ihe Hollywood Stars
The second wife's attorneys ar
gued that Bernheimer was "in
consistent" in claiming befoie
the Missouri court that his mar
riage to Verone was valid, and
then challenging It here. To com
plicate matters further, Verone's
suit for divorce is yet to be tried.
Earie Bernheimer Jr., legiti
matized, is entitled to inherit a
$750,000 trust fund left by Bern
Confusing, isn't it?
Two Men Hurt In Crash
Of Air Force Plane
RENO. Nev.. Dec. 16 (JP)
One man suffered a broken leg
and another a broken arm when
six crew members bailed out of
an air force C-82 cargo ship in
distress shortly after midnight
about 35 miles east of here, the
wasnoe county sheriff s office re
I 1.. -
DEDICATION Governor Douglas McKay, trending,
principal address in
Umpqua dedication ceremony,
Hotel Umpqua. Appearing in
ROSEBURG, OREGON FRIDAY, DEC.
Ruth Aberle Ascribes
Her Survival In Woods
To Training In Scouts
LONGVIEW, Wash., Dec. 16
UP) A plucky girl scout who had
waited patiently In a wilderness
cabin four wintery nights for her
rescue was resting today in a
warm hospital bed.
A physician said 16 -year -old
Ruth Aberle of Kelso was re
sponding quickly to nourishment
and needed only a few days ot
rest before rejoining her family
for the holidays.
Her safety has been almost a
Christmas present to this entire
Southwest Washington area. Ruth
said herself last night "I never
thought I'd be a Christmas pres
ent." The search had been the most
extensive for a missing person
in the history of Cowlilz county.
Businessmen, loggers, stevedores,
boys and girls even housewives
had joined Ihe hunt. Some of
them had risked their jobs to re
main in the woods. Townspeople
at Kelso lined the roads and
cheered when the ambulance
drove out of the mountains to
ward the hospital here.
The girl had disappeared from
group of teen agers cutting
Christmas trees Sunday. Since
then, while half a thousand men
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Kills 6 Crewmen
ROSWELL. N. M.. Dec. 16.-UP)
On the edge of Roswell, an Air
Force B-29 crashed and burned
late yesterday, killing six.
three crewmen were seriously
Injured. Five others walked away
from the flaming wreackage with
cuts and bruises. None of the
or Injured were from the Pacific
dead or Injured were jrom tne
The bomber, roaring In to a
landing at Walker air force base
where It was stationed, sheared
off a windmill and tumbled to
Flames shot up from where the
plane crashed, two miles north
of the field and four miles from
downtown Roswell. Ambulance,
rescue crews' and fire equipment
worked for two hours cutting
bodies and survivors out of the
The B-29 was returning from
a training flight. The Roswell dis
patch said the pilot apparently
undershot the field, judging from
the clipped windmill which is
near one of the runways.
The plane was a modernized
type of B-29. It was the first
Superfort to crash since some of
the B-29s were grounded Nov. 18
for overhaul after a series of
crashes that killed at least 120
Glendale Man Accused
Of Parole Violation
Emmitt Henry Purclval, 40,
Glendale, charged wilh violation
ol his parole, has been arrested
bv state police and is being held
in Ihe county jail, Sheriff O. T.
"Bud" Carter reported. Original
ly charged with drunken driving,
he was fined $200 and given a
suspended jail sentence. The cur
rent violation was for failure to
pay the balance of his fine by
Dec. 10, the time allotled, accord
int to Justice of Peace A.J. Ged
des. n - - -.. "
Ihursday nights loketee-North
attended by 100 persons in the
the picture, left to right, ere
I ,,- .,'iiS' . . & t llll 111 f I .'1
J. E. Clark Retires As S. P. Co.
Passenger And Freight Agent;
W. H. Van Slyke His Successor
Nearly half a century In the railroading business and most of
that spent In Douglas county Is the mark posted by J. H. "Jim"
Clark, Southern Pacific freight and passenger agent, who re
In a special informal ceremony held In the SP freight office
Thursday, Clark told a group of well-wishers, "It's been a pleasure
to work all these years with you fine people."
In keeping with the season, the i
veteran railroadei was presented
with a Christmas stocking, filled !
with candy, gum and round silver i
dollars, as a farewell token from i
his fellow workers.
Attending the farewell party i
were 14 SP employes and Dick !
Williams, retired railroad man '
now serving as bailiff for Doug
Clark is succeeded on the SP I
job by William H. Van Slyke, who I
came here a year ago to serve as i
relief agent. He was formerly
employed on the Salt Lake divi-1
sion of the company. His parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Kay van blyKe, nave
been residents of Roseburg the
last tour years.
Clark first began work with
the Southern Pacific company in
July, 1906, as clerk for the June-
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City Police Nab
Joseph McKee, 54, M y r 1 1 e
Creek, married and the father
of two children, was arrested ear-1
ly Friday morning by city police I
who reported they surprised him I
in ine industrial Electric com-1
pany store on Cass street at 2:30 I
a. m. ;
Merchant Patrolman Llovdi
Leonard first spotted McKee in
the Industrial Electric building !
and continued to watch while :
service station operators across I
the street telephoned city police, I
Chief of Police Calvin H. Baird 1
City Officers Don Starmer and
Everett Vincent arrived immedi
ately, entered the building and
placed McKee under arrest.
The officers reported entrance
was made through a rear store
window, then through a window
separating Industrial Electric I
from Western Auto Supply. While
in the adjoining Western Auto
store, McKee, police said, ap
parently failed in an attempt
to open that safe but did pick
up various tools and a .38 calibre
revolver before returning to In
dustrial Electric. They said Mc
Kee was already armed with a
.25 calibre revolver.
He apparently was preparing
to open the safe when observed
by Leonard, Baird said.
The chief said McKee would
be arraigned today in Justice
court. Meanwhile, Investigation
will continue to determine wheth
er McKee has been Involved in
other recently-reported safe rob
beries In this area.
Ex-Detective Nabbed In
$150,000 Jewel Theft
DALLAS, Tex., Dec. 16 UP)
A one-time Dallas private detec
tive was under arrest today, ac
cused of a $150,000 jewel theft.
The jewels were taken at night
from a Perryton, Tex., drug store
The arrested man Is Llovd Ed
win Roberts, 24. He led 'Dallas
officers to a cache of $50,000 in
jewelry near here. Officers re
covered the remainder at an
abandoned farm building near
Perrylon last night.
He was traced through a jacket
and some empty Jewelry boxes
found on a trash pile near Perry
ton. Public Utilities Commissioner
Vf I T; r.ir- II- 1 iVV : : I 1
A. S. Cummins, Governor McKay, and Bonneville Administrator
Dr. Paul J. Raver. (Picture by The Photo Lib).
At top, "Jim" Clark, retired
S. P. .freight-passenger agent
at Roseburg who retired Thurs
day. I Picture by Photo Lab).
His successor, William H; Slyke,
lower photo, has been serving
under Clark relief agent.
(Picture by Paul Jenkins).
Newbry Not To Run For
U. S. Senate, Aide Says
SALEM. Dec. 16 P) A rumor
that Secretary of State Earl T.
Newbry may seek the U.S. Sen
ate against Senator Wayne L.
Morse drew a denial yesterday
from one of the slate officials
William Healey, assistant sec
retary of stale, said there ,vus
nolhlng lo the talk. Newbry was
out of the capital.
George Magg, Copco President
i V IT I
President Ignores Urge
Of Producers To Use T-H
Law To Boost Production
By ERNEST B. VACCARO
KEY WEST. Fla.. Dec. 16.-AP)
President Truman's chief labor
advisors said today he will ig
nore a suggestion ot soutnent
coal oDerators that he use the
Taft-Hartley act to get full coal
They said the President felt
that the three day-a-week digging
permitted by John L. Lewis took
the coal case out of the national
And they added mat Mr. iru
man was displeased by announce
ment of the coal operators' move
before receipt here ot the seven
page letter asking presidential
A letter, signed by Joseph
Moody, president of the Southern
Coal Producers association, ask
ed Mr. Truman to use the Tatt.
Hartley act or prosecute the Unit
ed Mine Workers' chief on anti
It said that tne present law .
does not cover the abbreviated,
work week that Lewis is per
mitting, Mr. Truman should ask
Congress for legislation covering
A daily confidante of the Presi
dent's said he had not seen the
letter, but that he probably would
label It as DioDacanda In view
of advance knowledge of Its dis
Inclined To Favor Lewis
This man, unquotable by name,
said Mr. Truman was no more
kindly disposed toward Lewis
(Continued on Page Two)
Housing Units For
Receive FHA Nod
The Federal Housing admin
istration today approved a 60
unl:, low-rent publio housing
project for the Douglas County
Housing authority, Roseburg,
according to a telegram re
ceived from Washington, O. C,
by Congressman Harris Ells-
Forty units are scheduled fop
the first year and 20 units the
second year. The application re
quested $24,000 planning loan,
which is now pending before
President Truman for approval.
Power Firm Adds 50,000
Kilowatts To Its Lines -
WOODLAND, Wash., Deo. 18
P The biggest private pow
er company addition to the
Northwest's power oool In 15
years was sending 50,000 kilo
watts onto the lines today.
It Is unit No. 2 at Merwln
dam on the Lewis River north
east ot here, part of the Pa
olfic Power and Light com
The generator has been un-,
der test since Dec. 5 and was
dedicated and put Into formal
By coincidence, the second
unit was dedicated on the same
day California-Oregon Power
company put a 27,000-kllowatt
unit into production at Toketee
Falls on Oregon's Umpqua riv
er. Kansas Tops National
Average In Liquor Bill
TOPEKA, Dec. 16 UP) Kan.
sas legally dry for more than
69 years spent more than ten
million dollars for liquor in the
first' three months computable
under the law which permitted
legal alcoholic beverage sales in
the state this year.
Based on funds collected from
the two percent enforcement tax
on each purchase, the figures
show Kansas slightly above the
national average in per capita
liquor consumption, according to
Arthur A. Herrick, Alcoholia
Control Board director.
Slate Treasurer Richard Fade
ly said yesterday the enforce
ment tax collected from Septenn
her 15 through December 15 to
taled $204,343.18. This amount is
prorated to counties and munici
palities for liquor law enforce
ment In their respective areas.
Mexican Plane, With 17
Persons Aboard, Missing
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 16 (.PI
A Mexican Aviation company
DC-3 plane wilh 17 persons
aboard was missing today in tho
Vera Cruz coastal area.
Two plane crashes already had
been reported in Mexico today.
EGGS AGAIN SKID
PORTLAND, Dec. 16 P
Eggs skidded two cents a dozen
at wholesale markets here today.
Distributors said the drop af
fected all grades.
L evity f act ant
By L. F. Reizensteln
Witness after witness Is tes
tifying to Harry Bridget con
niction with tht Communist
party, and if it keeps up much
longer the general publie may
begin to tusptct that it's th