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2 The Newi-Review, Roieburg, Ore.- Tust., Dee. 20, 1949
At Vet Hospital
A full life-size Christmas nativi
ty scene covering an acre of
ground at the Veterans Admin
istration hospital, Is drawing the
attention of hundreds of people
The project Is principally the
work of patients of the occupa
patlonal therapy shops and can
be seen directly opposite the ad
ministration building while driv
ing through the hospital grounds.
A stable has been built to repre
sent the birthplace of Christ,
with the Star of Bethlehem mark
ing the place. In the stable are
the Three Wise Men of the Ori
ent and the shepherds who have
come to present gifts and to
worship at the manger where
Christ child lay. Mary and Jo
scpth are also near the cradle.
The camels used by the Wise
Men on their long journey are
tethered outside the stable, while
the other stock is under the
Rhelter. Sheep are roaming about
the field nearby.
The scene Is floodlighted at
night from 6 until 9 p. m.. when
shepherds may be seen tending
the sheep. The public is Invited
lo view tne scene and is request
ed to observe carefully the traf
fic rules of the hospital grounds
when driving through. Any who
wish more time to enjoy the
scene and to listen to Christ
mas music being played are re
quested to, park their cars In
stead of holding up traffic. Cam
era enthusiasts will be permitted
to take pictures whenever they
Rent Control Remains
In Effect In Roieburg
(Continued From Page One)
Presents By Carload
Roll In For Joe Stalin
(Continued From Page One)
are unveiling two huge statues
to him, In Bratislava and Pregue.
They are having special holidays
in his honor. The highest moun
tain In Czechoslovakia, 8,737-foot
mount Gerlachovka, is being re
named "Mount Stalin."
A delegation of 17 nersorrs. Inclu
M ao 1 oyrnd HFe isngy nihdg
icr, Ana t-auner, nag jeit jjucna
rest, Romania, to deliver car
loads of presents to Moscow.
Bulgaria also sent carloads.
Among the gifts was a set of
boo 100 voulm seksf Idlwle Iht
signatures of hundreds of thou
sands of Bulgarians.
Hungary sent four big trucks
packed with gifts. Also for his
birthday Stalin is getting a report
on Hungarian scientists' plans In
grow a new species of rice suited
to a dry, sandy soil.
Real Cockers With
Well Fed Well Grown
1815 N. Stephens
was read requesting the Installa
tion of street lights for the area.
A map of the proposed installa
tions was presented, and the Issue
was referred to the council's street
and light committee for a report.
John Fett, representing the
Chamber of Commerce, asked the
council what action had been
taken on the plans for airport im
provements. Mayor Albert G. Fie
gel said the council was holding
up the matter for further study
on bonding requirements. He said
the council did not wish to act
hostlly and jeopardize the city's
credit, until a complete study of
the overall city requirements
could be completed.
An ordinance amending the
city charter by changing the
boundaries to include the recently
annexed areas of West Roso
burg, Sleepy Hollow-Miller's ad
dition, Sundaie Village, Taylor's
addition and Beulah's addition
was read for the first and second
The city attorney was Instruct
ed to prepare necessary papers
for the vacation of Claire street.
Business permits and waiver of
nonds were approvea ior iiaroia
E. White, who plans to open Hal's
Furniture Shop at 1031 Wharton
ave.; for Fred Lumm, who plans
to open a cylinder head and
block repair shot) at 420 S. Ste
phens, and C. Alufson, for a shoe
repair Business at b. biepnens.
Rent Control Debated
The subject of rent control oc
cupied most of the meeting. The
council listened without comment
until everyone In the audience
had an opportunity to present his
side of the argument.
First called to speak were the
proponents of decontrolling rents.
Their principal argument was that
owners or rental properties wmcn
are under control were Deing dis
criminated against, In contrast to
landlords whose properties are
not under control. They argued
generally that they were not per
mitted a fair return Irom their
property on a low rental basis.
Some staled, however, that while
they favored lifting of controls.
they did not plan any increase of
rent for their tenants.
The principal argument voiced
against lifting of controls at this
time was that the average worker
could not afford to pay higher
rents. They argued that the only
reason rent decontrol was desired
was to permit the charging of
higher fees for rental property.
The question as to whether the
housing nroblem was still criti
cal was also a point for dispute.
The landlords claimed the housing
situation had eased sufficiently
so that the problem was no longer
acute. The opponents of decontrol
claimed that the fact uncontrol-
ed rentals are as high as they are
Is evidence that the situation Is
still critical, and that these rents
will drop when the demand
It was brought out that only
about 30 per cent (unofficial fig
ures) of rental property Is un
der control. All property which
was not rented prior to June 1947
Is not under control. It was also
brought out that, during the per
iod of the real estate boom and
easy sale of property, a consider
able numner oi rental units were
taken off the market through
sales lo people who have since
"Messiah" Will Be
At Junior High
Handel's Christmas oratorio,
"Messiah", will be presented In
free public performance tonight
by the Roseburg Choral society,
under the direction of Charles
A. Hfcketts, at the Junior high
school auditorium at 8:15 p. m.
This will mark the second pub
lic appearance of the choral so
ciety since the group first or
ganized in ine jhii oi iyo. a
radio show during last year's
Christmas season and a spring
concert this year comprise other
efforts of the singers.
Clad in white robes, used
especially for this occasion, the
50-voice choir will present seven
of the more familiar choruses
contained. In Handel's work. Nine
soloists are also included on the
program. Accompanying the
group are Martha Jane Plimp
ton, pianist, and Esther Geddes,
The change or time rrom o p.m.
to 8:15 was noted at the final
rehearsal Monday night. The
News-Review has previously an
nounced the time erroneously as
Th program follows:
"Comfort Yt My People." "Every Valley
Wendell A. Johnson, tenor.
"And the Glory of the Lord" chorus
"Thus fiallh the Lord" and "But Who
Mav Ahide," Don Caste!, ban
"Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive,"
Marion itrui, comraun
"O Thou that Tellest Good Tiding! to
"For Behold" and "The People that
Walked In Darknesi."
Henhel Scott, bane
"ror Unto Ui Child U Born." ...chorus
"There Were Shepherds," "And Lo! The
Angel of the Lord." "And the Angel
Said Unto Them. "Ana suddenly
There Wi With the Ansel."
Helen Bamford, eoprano
"Glory to God." chorus
"Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zlon."
Helen Bamford, soprano
"Then Shall the Eyen of the anna,"
"H Shall Feed His Flock,"
Lola Rich, aoprano
"Com Unto Him. All Ye That Labor,"
Marian Jonea, contralto
"Behold the Lamb of God." chorui
"Surely He Hath Borne Our Grlefi."
"Thy Rebuke" and "Behold, and See."
Warren Mark, tenor
"He Was Cut Off Out of the Land" and
"But Thou Dldit Not Leave Hla Soul
In Hell." Willis F. Erlckson. tenor
"Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates."
A silver offering will be accepted to
Battle Plant Shaping
Over Truman Program
(Continued from Page One)
occupied the homes.
City Attorney faui ueaaes
stated, In response to a question
from Councilman ueorge west,
that he knew of no way of re
turning rent control, once the
area had been decontrolled.
While the names of all the
speakers were not obtained, the
principal proponents of decontrol
included Oscar Berry, Earl Wi
ley, representing the Douglas
County Realty board; Mr. Hus
ton, Lee Zenor, J. M. Weather
ford. Mr. Caulfield. William Oer-
ding, representing the Chamber
of Commerce; F. C. Frear, Car
los Page, John Fett, Harry Far
geter and Mr. Ritter.
upponents ineiuaea. dick un
man, Konert wiiinue, represent
ing the telephone employes; Hel
en Bowles, representing the cul
inary workers; leonara Mcin
tvre, representing IWA, CIO;
Marvin Mayo, Teamsters' union;
Claud Reeder, IWA, CIO; Vin
cent Whitbeck, painters' union;
Ted Pressig, Lumber and Saw
mill Workers, AFL; Tom Hart,
Millwrights and Carpenters un
ion, and others as individuals.
Tha wearer of the leud ehlrt It Jim Adcox, whote Job at Trowbridge Electrlo can
best be described at "torekeepar." Since Trowbridge Eleotrio maintain one of tha
largeit auppllet of eleotrlcal neoeaaltiea In Southern Oregon you can tee that Jim
hat hla banda full keeping Inventory, maintaining atock control and limply know
ing where every gadget and electrical gimmick la placed. Ooea a fine Job, too, Jim
ib at preaent building a home for he and hit wife on Looklngglata Route. Llka mott
fellowa at Trowbridge Electrlo, Jim la a veteran of the late global fracas,
WHAT 132 MEANS TO YOU
132 means 132 years ... the sum total of the number of years experience of
all electricians at Trowbridge Electric. Just think 132 years of experience . . .
experience you cannot buy anywhere else in Douglas County equaled by few
firms in Oregon. Have Trowbridge Electric install your wiring, phone 268 for
an estimate on your electric needs.
soendlng, to thwart any tax
boosts. There may be actual cuts
It Is expected that Mr. Truman
will start a new drive for his con
troversial domestic program In
the state of the union message to
Congress January 4 or 5. The
program attained only limited ob
jectives in ine iirst session oi tne
Democratic controlled 81st Con
Defeat in Congress again faces
the President on some major seg
ments of his "fair deal." Aware of
this, some of his closest follow
ers already are talking of lift
ing the issues off Capitol Hill and
putting them squarely before the
voters next November when all
the 435 House seats and one-third
of the 96 Senate seats are to be
Republicans are arriving early
for the session and are issuing
almost dally blasts at the "fair
deal" as leading to Socialism.
Meanwhile, Vice-President Bark
ley and others, in speeches ver
the country, are challeneine the
GOP to come up with something
ueuer man me "iair deal.
No one can sav for sure what
will happen in the crucial second
session of the 81st Congress that
convenes January 3. But this is
about the picture as It looks now.
Social Security Right here is
where the President can hope for
a solid victory. Claims of credit
may De divided; many Republi
cans Joined with Democrats in
supporting the 1949 expansion of
this government program, when
it passed the House.
The House bill will come to a
showdown in the Senate early in
the session, and many schooled ob
servers believe it will pass there.
This legislation would blanket
11,000,000 more working persons
unuei uiu age insurance, lor a
total of 46,000,000; boost benefits
70 to 80 percent; create a new
insurance benefit for persons who
necome totally and permanently
disabled; and increase payroll
taxes more than 30 percent in the
next 20 years.
Health Insurance This pro
gram appears doomed in the 81st
Congress. Some lawmakers who
ioiiow Mr. iruman on other as.
pects of his program have balked
at the idea of the government
levying new payroll taxes to pay
the doctor, hospital and drug bills
of the citizens. However, legisla
tion might emerge, designed to
provide large government help
for the schooling of more doctors
and the building of more medical
Houting The first session of
tne atst Congress earlier this
year overrode opposition shouts
of "socialism" and approved a
multi-billion dollar bill for the
construction of publicly-owned
housing for low Income oeonl
throughout the nation.
Mr. iruman, In the state of the
union message, may ask for an
other housing program this time
to aid middle-income families.
The President also is expected
ot ask for a continuation of rent
coniroi noyond the June 30 ex
piration. It is Just about a toss-up
now whether Congress will re
new this law.
Farm Manv Rpnuhlicfln mil
that their greatest hope for the
future lies with the farm vote.
Mr. Truman got a huge number
of ballots In the rural areas in
1948, In old Republican strong
Since that time the administra
tion has proposed the Brannan
plan" for agriculture. If adopted,
it would let farm products sell
for what the market would pay.
Then the government would pay
a subsidy to the farmers, to give
them what it considered a fair
income. Price supports now are
maintained through government
loans and purchases that keep
price-depressing surpluses out of
Mr. Truman has bumped into
real trouble here. Even the author
of the new plan, Secretary of
Agriculture Brannan. and Sena
tor Anderson (D-NM), former
agriculture secretary by Mr. Tru
man's appointment, are split on
Education The states now fi
nance education. The Senate has
passed Mr. Truman's bill pro
posing a $300,000,000 federal ap
propriation to help the states.
This is tied up tight In the House,
in a religious controversy.
27 German Prisoners
(Continued from Page One)
cells was a symbol of the holiday
season a scrubby little Christmas
Slacked around It were heaps
of presents sent by friends or
relatives to prisoners who will not
be released this year.
One prisoner praised Colonel
"He is one of the finest offi
cers I've ever seen. We have re
ceived good treatment ever since
he came to Landsberg last June.
Even In the German armv it would
take you some time to find an of
ficer as good as he is."
At the station, a railway guard
Jokingly told one of the men:
"You d better be glad you were
In there the last four years. It s
been tough outside."
Replied the former prisoner:
"It was tough in there too."
Another prisoner commented:
"From now on nobody will be
able to talk me into anything, re
gardless of who is In control In
Germany, I'm going home and
lead a quiet life."
U. t. Weather Bureau Office
Mostly cloudy with few show
ers today and Wednesday. Slight
Highest temp, for any Deo. 70
Lowest temp, for any Dec. .. -S
Highest temp, yeaterday .... J8
Lowest temp, laat 24 hrt 31
Precipitation latt 24 hrt. , 0
Precipitation from Dee. 1 2.96
Precipitation from Sept. 1 10.60
Deficiency from Deo. 1 , .07
Milk Strike Threat
Faces Douglas Area
(Continued from Page One)
Denfeld Bitter In
Spurning Lesser Job
(Continued from Page One)
Dr. George L. Nleholae
University of Pennsylvania
Is now located at
804 Garden Valley Road
Treatment of all domestic
inimals. Emergency hospital
fo- smnll animals.
force demands for an Increase
"DntlcrlaK fviitntir mllV nrnHiin.
n ' f.WUMb-
em shnillri h nhlo in nrnfiitnA mt
the same price as other prodUC
ara thrnilnhniit tha ...,& ' T?aA.
Hp cold Inml Halrumon urarn
first advised of the price dispute
aooui a ween ago ana tnat ef
fort). WPI-A mflria in half, awhitra.
Hon from the state milk control
board. However, the board has
not acted, and Feldkamp termed
this a "falling down on the Job
bv not hnplfinff tin tholi ruan
mlllf nt-ia Vltlintr M.lln ...l.u
which we (county dairymen) are
uying 10 aoiae.
Feldkamp claimed the price of
milk in tnn,.,l4,,al
....... .iiu.v.uual iuiibuiuci s
would be increased by one cent
a quart If the producers' de-
mands are met.
One Dairy Not Involved
Not affected by the disagree
ment is Melrose dairy. Feldkamp
classed this dairy as a producer
distributor, a combination of the
two Proline invnlveri In tha io.
pute. According to Binder, Mel
rose dairy has only one producer
and he is being paid the prices
Which Other Pniintv nmriilnar. n
asking. However, he said the case
with Melrose is- a different one,
because that dairy is producing
a richer grade of milk and charg
ing their customers a higher
Binder said milk was not pur
chased today by the three dai
ries. An exception to this was
noted In the case of Grants Pass
producers who were not advised
of local producers' actions, he
"No more milk from Douglas
resentatives of other North At
lantic pact nations.
"My -views on coblned strate
gy, and particularly on naval par
ticipation In any arrangements
whereby the countries concerned
should be defended in the event
of an emergency, might reopen
the recent controversy to the
embarrasement of my colleagues,
my superiors and our govern
ment." Retirement Pondered
Although the tone of Denfeld's
letter suggested he will retire
irom the navy, the admiral re
served his decision on that ques
tion. He said he is considering whe
ther to ask for retirement "a
privilege accorded by law to na
val officers who have served 40
years or more."
"If I decide to remain on ac
tive duty," he continued, "I shall
be. glad, of course, to serve in
any assignment that you may
cnoose in wnicn tne handicaps
imposed by recent events will
not be present."
Denfeld 1 on leave until Janu
If he postpones his decision re
garding retirement until then,
Congress will be In session. And
members of Congress who advo
cate a congressional investigation
of his dismissal from the C. N. O.
post will be on hand.
Secretary Matthews apparently
expects the case to remain un
settled until after Congress reconvenes.
Asked late yesterday what
other post or posts the secretary
would offer Denfeld, his office
"That will be considered when
his leave is up."
Denfield was dismissed hv
President Truman as chief of
naval operation! last October 2T,
at the request of Matthews.
Previously, he had Joined other
high navy officers In testifying
before the House Armer Services
Th admirals said
publicly that the Navy was not
being admitted to full partner
ing In th ripfonse ripnartment
and that Its offensive power was
Chairman Vinson fD-Ga) of the
House committee told reporters
at the time that Denfield had
been made to "walk the plank"
as a reprisal for his testimony.
Matthews denied It, however, con
tending he told Denfield of hit
lost confidence In him before the
Carolers to Praotice All per
sons interested In joining vith
the American Legion auxiliary
carol singers to sing carols Fri
day night, Dec. 23, are requested
to attend a Practice Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock at the Legion
hall, 118 S. Kane street.
county or other southern Oregon
grade A milk producers will be
delivered unless the price de
mand is met," Binder said.
The News-Review was advised
late this morning that Umoaua
dairy will continue to make milk
deliveries during the dispute.
Herb Sullivan, co-owner, said he
was advised by telephone that a
Grants Pass Producer will de
liver "200 cans a day, until fur
No doubt you have most of
your Christmas shopping done
by this time but there are al
ways a few last-minute gifts
to be gathered in. So we'll Just
hop about like fantastic fleas
and look things over. Here at
DOROTHY'S are bubble bowls
in all sizes from Gargantuan
to Lilliputian, so cbar they al
most look like nothing.
Corner thelvet made of mir
rors, very sparkling and ex
travagant looking. They mul
tiply anything they hold by
three. Parchment watte bat
kett and lamp thadet etched
with western acenei, lovely at
well at uteful. And DORO
THY'S hat a grand chorus of
tinkling mutio boxes, either
the little pianos in wood or lu
cite, or the round enamel pow
der boxet.' Make it a melodic
Christmas for some fortunate
female with a mutio box by
From Mexico comes colorful
pottery, Including the cele
brated piggy banks. It's a good
time to start saving for next
Yule. Italy contributes some
queer little characters of carv
ed wood. All good neighbors,
especially at Christmas.
For the youngster who has
a yen for hoarding various and
sundry bitt of rockt, why not
an ultra-violet mineral light?
Helps identify such Important
minerals as uranium, for bud
ding atomlo scientists. For
father, too. This is the atomic
age, so what could be more
opportune than an atomlo aet,
fitted with i apecimena of
minerals uted In the construc
tion of the atom bomb? With
a little experimenting your
young hopeful may help us
lick the Ruatlane yetl
DOROTHY'S will wrap your
gift, and it's all ready to de
liver. Greeting cards are still
many and varied. See the
Cheery Cherubs and the comic
pop-ups, the exquisite Etch
tones and the had-made spe
cials. And here's an ornamental at
well as utilitarian smoking set
of cigarette box, ath tray, and
matchbox cover. All in Chi
nese bran, carved and enamel
ed on all tldee. The cigarette
box le the shape of a Chinese
temple. Other Chinese items
are to be had at DOROTHY'S,
too, including aome exquisite
Chinete palntingt, framed In
gold. leaf finished wood.
All kinds of lovely things
are for your selection, at
DOROTHY'S, just across from
the Greyhound deoot, or call
1071-J. Noel to you all.
323 S. Stephens
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