COMP mtei i U. of 0, Library ' Eugene, Ore, Cnnese ft Mao Tze-Tungj Reds' Leadeiy Visits Stalin High-Ranking Officials . Meet Visitor's Train; Two Chiefs Have Talk The Weather Showers, mostly cloudy to day and Sunday; continutd cool. Sunset today 4:3 p. m. Sunrise tomorrow 7:40 m. WHO DOES WHAT y p-' 1 iii M i far7jT" .M i - - R. A. CAVIN is familiarising himself with the stock at Coettel't Variety store on Jackson street where, immediately after the first of the year, he will become store manager. Employd for many years in Seattle by the Associated Dime Stores and by Kress's, he is returning there to bring his wife and two children to Roseburg. He is looking more or less frantically now for a home for them. Nine Soloists Will Appear With Local Choral Society In Presentation Of Messiah Nine soloists picked from the ranks of the 50-voice Roseburg Choral society will complete the program offered Tuesday night In a performance of Handel's Christmas oratorio "Messiah." The choral group climaxes nearly four months of rehearsals with the Tuesday concert at the junior high school auditorium, beginning at 8 p. m. No admission will be charged, although a free-will offering will be taken at the conclusion of the program. In the Day's News By FRANK JENKINS HERE is an interesting state ment: "Britain's .compulsory health system is burdened with red tape BUT THE MAN IN THE STREET WOULD RISE TO ITS DEFENSE IF A POLITICAL PARTY TRIED TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM." THAT opinion was expressed at a meeting in Berkeley the other night by a Dr. Leslie Banks, former medical officer of the British ministry of health, who is in the United States on a speaking tour. He added: ' I'he man in the street may grumble. We (British) are a na tion of grumblers, anyway. But if you tried to take the service away from him, you'd be sur prised at the average English man's reaction." I THINK Dr. Banks is right. And I'm quite certain that all thea tre owners and managers will agree without hesitation that he is right. There was a time when theatre (Continued on Page Four) LeBaron Is Given Nod For Pop Warner Award PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17 State college backficld star, was one of the runneis-up for the - Glenn(Pop) Warner award which went to Eddie LeBaron, T-forma-tion wizard of the College of the Pacific. The sponsoring Palo Alto sports club presents the award each year to the man it considers the most valuable football player on the Pacific Coast. The club announced late yes terday that LeBaron. a quarter back had been selected by more than 400 sportswriters and an nouncers who were polled in the balloting. Other runners up were Bob Ce leri of California. Hall Havnes of Santa Clara and Ernie John son of UCLA. Wright Brothers' First Flight KITTY HAWK, N. C, Dec. 17 UP) This birthplace of aviation today celebrated the 46th anni versary of the Wright brothers' flight. It was here on the North Caro lina outer banks that Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, made the first successful flight in a heavier than air, power-driven machine. One event on the anniversary program showed how far avat tion has come since their flimsv craft flew about 120 feet in 12 seconds. An air force F-84 Thun dcrjet, with an assist from a heli copter, was scheduled to make a 960-mile trip to Dayton and back within three hours. A commemorative six cent air mail stamp honoring the late brothers went on sale officially today. Kitty Hawk's tiny fourth class post office was swamped The list of soloists, chosen from each of the four sections, is proof of the claim that the choral society is "truly a cross section of Roseburg. Occupa tions of each of the soloists dif fer, ranging from Lutheran min ister and Roseburg school teach er to window decorator and sec retary. Soprano Helen Rich, a window decorator for J. C. Penny's, has sung with two churches as soloist and choir member during her residence In Roseburg oi a little more than a year. Mrs. Rich is a graduate of Jefferson (Portland) high school, where she sang with the school's a cappella choir and sang in Portland churches for ap proximately 10 years whiie living there. Although a mezzo-soprano, Mrs. Rich will 3ing the contralto recitative and air to "He Shall Feed His Flocks," In Tuesday's performance. Active In Church Work Helen Bamford, secretary for Corkrum Motors, came to Rose burg from Eureka, Calif., where she was active in church solo work. She studied voice under Maude Hohman Riley there and (Continued on Page Two) Toll Of Plane Crashes At 22 JALAPA, Mexico, Dec. 17. UP) The death toll in the crash yes terday of a treasure laden Mexi can airliner rose to 22 today when five persons were killed going to the isolated wreck scene. The Mexico-Merida plane of the CMA (Compania Mexicana de Aviacion) rammed the slope of nearby Lamb's peak (Cerro del Borrego) killing the 13 passen gers and four crewmen aboard. The scene is 20 miles northwest of here. The five killed in two traffic accidents were either relatives of passengers or persons attracted to the scene. The father of one passenger was among the new victims. Power Center Operating VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 17. i!P) A new power dispatching center at the J. D. Ross substa tion, part of the Bonneville-Grand Coulee system, went into opera tion today. The center coordinates some 14.000 miles of line and more than 400 substations. Construc tion has been underway since summer. by more than 300,000 first day covers from stamp collectors. Nearby Elizabeth City was called on for help. The letters were stamped there and cancelled at Kitty Hawk. Letter From President Among the letters was one from President Truman to the Kill Devil Hill Memorial associa tion which sponsors the annual celebration. Rep. Herbert C. Bon ner of the First North Carolina district read the President's message during exercises at the WriRht Memorial monument atop the hill. The President's letter !iad been taken on a whirlwind trip around the world by Tom Lanphier, Jr., a wartime fighter ace in the South Pacific. He eomnleted .1 22.000-mile Journey earlier this month on commercial airlines in record time of five days. His Established 1873 Republicans Say Democrats Try Stampede Truman Program Support By 'Pressure' Methods Claimed By Congressmen WASHINGTON, Dec. 17-UP) Republicans claimed today that the Democratic party is trying to stampede a reluctant Congress into approval of President Tru man's program. Senator Brewster of Maine, chairman of the GOP senatorial --ampaign committee, told a re porter Democrats seem to have embarked on a plan to make "puppets" out of members o f Congress. He commented on an an nouncement by William M. Boyle Jr., Democratic national chair man, that his party's leaders throughout the country will be asked to bring pressure on De mocratic lawmakers to support what the President calls his "fair deal" program. "It looks like Boyle is trying to outdo Edgar Bergen and Charlis McCarthy," Brewster said. "He wants to make Con gress a puppet, sitting on the knee of the Democratic national committee and doing its bid ding." Past Tactics Noted Senator Ferguson(R-Mich) not ed tht Boyle had tried the same tactics unsuccessfully before the reappointment of Leland Olds to the Federal Power commis sion was rejected by the Senate. A majority of Senate Demo crats and Republicans voted against Olds, despite a telegra phic campaign carried on by lo cal Democratic leaders in re sponse to Boyle's plea. "I thought Boyle had learned (Continued on Page Two) Ending Of Rent Control Will Be Issue At Council ' Shall Roseburg remain under rent control? That is the Question before the city council, and an expression quested in order for the council- men to decide whether to keep controls as they are at present or to request tne governor to rec ommend their removal. Mayor Albert G. Flegel, at the last council session, deferred ac tion until the meeting Monday. Dec. 19, and asked that sufficient publicity be given the matter to allow the townspeople to voice their sentiments. . All persons interested in rent control, whether they are in fa vor of keeping the present situa tion or want the regulations lift ed, are invited to next Monday's meeting. A formal request was recently submitted by three landlords ask ing the city to take action, but a decision was deferred. The city dads expect to thrash the matter out Monday night. Dr. Soekarno Elected President Of U. S. I. JOGJAKARTA. Java, Dec. 17 UP) The Indonesian republic's nrst citizen, Dr. Soekarno, today was inaugurated president of the embryo United States of Indone sia which soon will take over most of the East Indies islands from the Dutch. Soekarno was sworn In at a colorful ceremony in the palace here of the sultan of Jogjakarta. He had been elected first presi dent of the U.S.I. yesterday by representatives of the 16 states that will make up the new inde pendent nation. TIMBER CUT MARK SET ' BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 17 UP) The California forst and range experiment station reports that lumber production in Cali fornia in 1948 exceeded all pre vious records for the third suc cessive year. The cut was esti mated at 3.962,910.000 board feet. Celebrated trip was sponsored by the Air Force association. Representatives of the armed forces, the Postofflce department and the Smithsonian institution in Washington, where the Wright plane is now on display, were present for the ceremonies. Planes Give Salute While two wreaths were plac ed at the foot of the monument, air force fighters and bombers and a navy patrol bomber and blimp flew overhead. A sheet of the new stamps was scheduled to be flown by Jet plane to Milton Wright, a nephew of the brothers, In Dayton. Scheduled speakers at the an nual luncheon at nearby Nags Head were MaJ. Gen. Orvil A. Anderson, commandant of the Air War college, Montoomgery. Ala., and Joseph J. Lawler, third assistant postmaster general. 5 Cases Cleared With Arrest Of Joseph McKee Joseph McKee, 54, of Myrtle Creek, arrested early Friday by Roseburg city police, was ar raigned that afternoon in Deer Creek Justice court on a charge of larceny from a store, reported Justice of Peace A. J. Geddes. Chief of Police Calvin Baird, who was assisted in his investi gation by State Police Sgt. Holly Holcomb, said McKee's arrest cleared up four local burglaries and one Eugene case. He said McKee admitted en tering Keystone Welding, West ern Auto Supply and Industrial Electric, all in the same block early Friday. He also dmitted burglarizing Henninger's Mart No. 2 on Dec. 3, and the Schol and Dorsey Hardware in Eugene the week previous to that. He damaged a safe in Western Auto and at the Eugene store, said Baird. The safe was already open at Henninger's, where he ob tained about $330 cash and a 25 calibre revolver. There was no safe in Keystone Welding, but he obtained a small amount ol cash, according to Baird. Although apparently unable to open the Western Auto safe, he picked up tools and a .38 calibre revolver. He had both guns with him at the time of his arrest. At the present time he is charg ed only with the Henninger lar cenv. His bail has been set at $2,000. McKee, married and the father of two children, told officers he came here about three months ago from Duncan, Okla. He said he was unemployed. Kidnaper Of Girl Starts Life Term TRENTON. N. J.. Dec. 17 UP) The kidnaper of four-year-old janie j-ranz is Beginning a life term In prison today. Gerald A. Hutt a 35-year-old father of two small children, re ceived the sentence from County Judge Charles P. Hutchinson yes terday. , Hutt, who lived with his wife in BrldBeport.- Gonrt., admitted "he' kidnaped the blond, blue -eyed youngster for sexual reasons. After luring her into his dilap Idaled car on the evening of Sep tember 9, he took her to a tourist cabin where he spent the night with her after removing her clothes. However, a medical examina tion of the little girl failed to dis close any evidence of sexual re lations. Janie was kidnaped as she was playing in front of her Trenton home. She was found abandoned the next day in Philadelphia and Hutt was captured a few minutes later. Hutt pleaded guilty to the charge of kidnaping after Janie appeared In court and told her story.. At his arraignment, Hutt said he had been an inmate of New York mental hospitals. Until ha was sentenced yesterday he had been under observation at the Trenton State Mental hospital. Mackenzie King Passes 75th Birthday Saturday OTTAWA, Dec. 17 UP) For mer Prime Minister MacKenzie King celebrated his 75th birth day today and spent the day qui etly at his city residence, Laur ier House. King told reporters his mem oirs are not progressing very rap idly because he is easily fatigued. "I have been arranging and classifying," he said, "and I be lieve I know what the public would like me to refer to and what might be helpful to others," FOUND SAFE Ruth Aberle, 1 4, who was found alivt after a five day ordeal in a wlldnerneti near Kelio, Weih., reiti in hos pital at Longvitw, Wash. Ruth's Girl Scout training was credited for probably saving her lift. INEA Telephotol ROSEBURG, OREGON SATURDAY, DEC. Extended Draft Definitely Will Be Asked In '50 Unwilling Congress To Face Issue Before Present Act Expires - WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 UPy Administration leaders definitely will ask an unwilling Congress 'o extend the peacetime draft for three more years. It was learned today that Sec retary of Defense Johnson and Secretary of State Acheson will urge the extension at the next session as a necessary part of the all-out defense against commu nism. The present act, passed by a reluctant Congress in 1948, is due to expire June 24. One congressional source, who asked that his name not be used, said the selective service exten sion "is number one item on de fense legislative musts." Johnson already has informed Congress that continuation of the draft machinery is "essential to national security." He has asked an annual fund of $16,700,000 to operate the na tionwide system of registering and classifying youths from lb through 25 years. Johnson's communlation to (Continued on Page Two) $200 Check Signed By Santa Claus Goes Through Firm, 2 Banks NEWPORT, Ore., Dec. 17 UP) A $200 check signed by Santa Claus went through the hands of a meat firm and two banks be fore anyone questioned it. It started with Dom Domnisee asking Willis Bruce, a grocer here, what he wanted for Christ mas. Bruce said $200, and Dom nissee wrote a check for that amount. He signed it Santa Claus. Bruce gave the check to a. Swift & Co. Salesman, vho sen it on to the firm's Portland office, where Bruce's account was ere. dited for the payment. Then it cleared through two Portland banks and came back to the bank of Newport, on which it was drawn. This bank notified Bruce that they found no Santa Claus ac count, and Bruce would have to make good. Bruce gave the bank $200. Now he intends to have the check framed. Burma Recognizes Communist China RANGOON, Burma, Dec. 17. UP) Burma recognized Commu nist China today. The Burmese foreign office sent a telegram to the Commu nist foreign minister, Chou En lai, saying: "Believing the central people's government of China has the sup port of the people of China and bearing in mind the tradition of friendship between the Chinese and the Burmese peoples, the government of the Union of Bur ma confirms the recognition of China's people's republic and looks forward to establishment of diplomatic relations and an ex change of envoys." MAO TAKES MANY GIFTS TAIPEH, Formosa, Dec. 17 W The press in this Chinese Nationalist capital said tonight that Mao Tze tung took 15 car loads of gifts to Premier Stalin and other Soviet leaders on his current visit to Moscow. 17, 1949 REASON NOT GIVEN Hungarion Police Arrest American Relief Director As He Returns From U. S. VIENNA, Dec. 17. UP) Israel Jacobson, director of the Ameri can Joint distribution committee In Hungary, has been arrested by Hungarian police, it was learned here today. Hungarian officials confirmed his arrest, but refused to specify the charges against him. Harold Trobe, Vienna director ol the American Joint distribu tion committee, a Jewish relief agency, said Jacobson was arrested Thursday when he returned to Sportsmen Are In Accord On Fishing Rules The Umpqua Basin Conserva tion council reports little differ ence of opinion among sports relative to proposed fishing rules for the forthcoming season. Meeting Friday night to con sider and coordinate proposals from the several clubs relative to the 1950 angling season, the council, according to John P. Amacher, president, found that present seasons and bag limits unanimously are proposed for continuance. A special salmon trout and steelhead season is favored by all clubs to be effective during the month of October. After closing of the general trout season Sept. 30, the clubs want a season during October, permitting the taking of fish 12 inches or more In length, with a limit of five fish In any one day or not to exceed 10 fish in any seven consecutive days; or two fish, and not more than four in any seven consecutive days, If fish of 20 inches or more are taken. This special season is de sired to permit angling for the salmon trout run, which normal ly does not appear in appreciable volume until after the first of October. (Continued on Page Two) Students' Bodies Found In Plane REDDING, Calif., Deo. 17. IPi The sheriff's office said today the mangled bodies of two men had been found in a shattered small plane north of Glenburn. Sheriff John Balma's office said It apparently was the wreckage of a two-place con verted training plane in which two Washington State college students were flying south. The BT-13 plane was on a flight from Pullman, Waih., to Kla math Falls, and was to have reached the latter point at 4:30 p. m. yesterday. (Mrs. Eioline Adamson, a house mother at Washington State college In Pullman, said two Washington State students had left Pullman at noon yes terday In a BT-13. (She identified them as Tom my Dye, 25, of Clearwater, Calif., and Robert Finch, Phoe nix, Ariz. She said they were In Dye's plane, apparently bound for Clearwater. Carrier Reverts To Bike PORTLAND, Dec. 17. UP) Bernard Blasdcll, 14, isn't going to deliver his paper route by horseback any more. The Journal carrier took to a horse after his bike tire went flat. The horse shied from a truck, fell Into a hole, and Ber nard tumbled unconscious on the street. One of his customers took him inside and revived him. Hubbard Man's Last Words, 'Take It Easy' As He Dies In Colorado Gas Chamber CANON CITY, Colo., Dec. 17. UP) Paul J. Schneider's last words before dying In the state gas chamber last night were: "Take it easy." The 25-year old Hubbard, Or., killer offered this advice to two prison guards who stood at the north gate as he passed through en route to the yellow-stuccoed death room. Earlier, as he started his 300 yard march up the Icy hill from drath row, he called to other prisoners In cellhouse No. 5: Take It easy!" Schnrldpr, con victed of killing Frank Ford, Den ver filling station operator! Sept. 20, 1017, also told his fellow in mates: "Pray that the Lord's will will be done tonight." Looked For Repleve Stripped down to his short, Just before he entered the gas cham ber, he was a tired-looking, scrawny young man. Until almost the last he had believed a re prieve was possible, refusing to sign a $100 U. S. Government Savings Bond he'd kept In his wallet for months. "I'll be around quite a while," 196-49 Budapest after a six-week leave in the United States. Trobe said he knew of no wis. sible reason for Jacobson's ar est. Jacobson's home was formerly Rochester, N. Y.. but a few weeks ago his family moved to Chicago. His wife, Florence, worked in the cnicago office of the "Federation of Jeweish Charities." Mrs. Jacobson was with him In Budapest before they left three months ago on their trip to the United States. Jacobson left here last Thurs day after spending a week get ting a Hungarian visa. Trobe said the visa was issued with "only a minimum or auiicuity. ' Driven To Border Jacobson was driven to the Austro-Hungarian border Thurs- day morning by a driver from tne Vienna onice ol the AJDC. At the border Jacobson was met by a driver from the Budanost office and he crossed the border at eleven o'clock. When he failed to show up at the Budapest office on schedule Thursday, inquiries were made at the American legation there. (Continued on Page Two) Rep.Norblad Sees Menace To Coast WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 UP) An Oregon congressman said last night that every Communist advance In the far east increas es the danger to the "inadeauate- ly defended" Pacific Northwest and -Alaska; " Rep. Norblad (R-Ore) then an nounced that all members of the Oregon and Washington congres sional delegation .and the dele gate from Alaska will hold a non partisan meeting next month in an effort to work out a new de fense plan for the area. In his appearance on a radio (Mutual) news program, Nor blad said the security of the Northwest should be of equal concern to all parts of the coun try. H cited government plans to more industries inland from the Northwest, then asked: "But what of the people who live there? What can we do to protect them?" Next month's meeting, he said, will attempt to answer those questions. Sioux City Blast Toll At 19 As Youth Die. SIOUX CTY, la., Dec. 17-UP) The death toll In the explosion which rocked the Swift and Com pany packing plant here Wed nesday, rose to 19 today. Joseph Kuney, 18, died in St. Vincent hospital about 4:15 a.m. ot Injuries received In the blast. Kuney was one of seven persons who were on the critical list of Injured at two hospitals. He was employed In the loading depart ment at the plant. The loading department and the offices and salesrooms re ceived the full force of the (ex plosion. Partial operations were to be resumed today in slaughtering departments which had only mi nor damage. Schneider told prison officials who suggested he sign the bond yesterday attprnoon. Me also re fused the traditional special "last meal," saying: "Maybe I'll get someone to whip me up an egg sandwich around midnight" The gas was turned on at 7:59 p. m. (MST). He was pronounced dead at 8:01 long before mid night. Silent Near End At the very last he was silent. After four prison guards strapped him Into the black Iron chair and masked his eyes with a dark cloth, the prison chaplain) Rev. Sidney A. Hoadley, walked Into the cham ber. The chaplain grasped both Schneider's shoulders and said a shor: prayer. Schneider had been a resident of death row since Feb. 13, 1948. Ford's bludgeoned body was dis covered In a roadside culvert near Brush. Cal., In September, 1947. A month later Schneider was ar rested at Plkeville, Ky. He ad mitted that he killed Ford and cooly told officers he had also slain In a similar fashion two De troit, Mich., filling station operators. By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW. Dec. 17. UP) A Cnlnese-Sovlet friendship pact appeared almost a certainty here today following the arrival of China's Communist leader Mao Tze-Tung in Miscow last night. Some observers speculated that the subject of the pact already may have been introduced when Mao and Prime Minister Joseph Stalin met last night at the Krem lin, soon after the Chinese leader arrived from Peiping on the Trans-Siberian railway. The two countries also are ex pected to work out trade and mutual assistance agreements during Mao's first visit to the Soviet capital. Mao Sounds Keynote On his arrival at the Moscow railv ay station Mao spoke Im mediately of his admiration for Stalin and of stronger ties be tween China's Communist govern ment and that of Russia. The most Important tasks fac ing them, Mao said, would be ful filled thanks to the correct inter national policy of Stalin. And these tasks, he said, were the strengthening of the peace front, the struggle against the warmongers, tne strengthening of eood neighborly relations between China and the Soviet Union and the strengthening of friendship between the Chinese and Russian peoples. Alter his long ran trip across Siberia and Russia in a special railway car, Mao was met at the station by Deputy Prime Minister (Continued on Page Two) Riverside School Changes Schedule To Single Shift Completion of the new unit to Riverside grade school and a change-over by that scnool from double to single snuts, nas maae necessary a change In the hours city public schools will begin and dismiss. . Paul S. Elliott, city school su perintendent, said that because of the limited school bus facili ties In Roseburg,- the following schedule will go into effect Mon day, Dec. 19: All city grade schools wlH be gin classes at 9 a.m. First, sec ond and third graders at Ben son, Riverside and Fullerton schools will be dismissed at 2:45 p.m. Fourth, fifth and sixth grad ers at these three schools will he dismissed at 4 p.m. Rose Students in the first and second grades dismiss at 2:39 p.m., third graders at 3:15 p.m., crs at 3:45 p. m., and fourth, fifth and sixth graders at 3:45 p. m. At those schools where the time has been shortened, Elliott said the required amount of class time will be attained by a short er noon lunch period. Both the Junior and senior high schools will begin classes at 8:50 each morning, with' dismissal time set for 3:30 p.m. The earlier dismissal time was made pos sible by shortening the noon hour to 40 minutes. Elliott said other accommoda tions for more uniform school hours will be made later if school bus facilities are increased. Drew Pearson Ups Libel Action Suit NEW YORK, Dec. 17 UP) Columnist Drew Pearson, who originally sued columnist West brook Pegler and others for $500, 000 In a libel action, now is suing for $1,200,000. Pearson obtained court permis sion yesterday to Increase the amount of the suit, after claim ing that he and Pegler made an agreement in 1946 not to criticize each other publicly. Pearson alleged Pegler violat ed the agreement in his columns of last May 23, June 8 and July 2. The libel action is based on state ments made by Pegler in the three columns. Pegler denies making any non criticism pact with Pearson. Pearson s amended action seeks $.100,000 from King Fea tures Syndicate and Pegler; $200,000 from King Features alone; $200,000 from Pegler alone, and $500,000 from Hearst Consolidated Publications, Inc. 188 DRIVERS LOSE LICENSES SALEM. Dec. 17 UP) Drunken driving cost 188 Oregon drivers their licenses last month, the sec retary of state's office reported today. Sixty-four more motorists lost their driver's licenses for other offenses. A levity fact ant By L. F. Relzensteln Ruth Aberl., rescued after being lost for fiv. days In the frigid Washington state woods, attribut.s her survival to girl scout training. Girl scouts are included In Douglas county's Community Chest budget. Havt yon contributed yet?