U, of 0, Library COMP Eugene, 0re 1 - B ipi a If Strife i ransic TClSlII la 91 !! WHO DOES WHAT PWTHIIIJm lp t.1'11 "Wll MMffTTT'l mj Kill'', i I . . !.. :. -1 , i: - ' 'Jr v. . ..,.'n.v.,AMr, .....i CEORGE BRENT, service manager at Barcus Sales and Service, Packard distributor here, is giving the once-over to a motor out in the lot. It's up to the motor how many more times he goes over it. , George, foreman at Lockwood Motors for many years, came to the Barcus company about 12 months ago. He and his family live not far from the shop, on the Garden Valley road. Chas. A. Ricketts Resigns As Direcf orOf Cit y School Band; Successor Is Edson G. Si i!es Charles A. Ricketts, band instructor for the Roseburg public school system, has resigned his position, effective at the be ginning of the holiday vacation. In announcing the resignation, City School Supil Paul S. Elliott expressed regret on behalf of the city s'chool board. Elliott said Ricketts plans to devote his full time as co-owner of the Ott and Ricketts' music store. Named to succeed Ricketts as band instructor is Edson G. Stiles. Elliott said Stiles comes to Roseburg "highly recom mended" and will begin his duties when school resumes, Jan. 3. In the Day's Hews By FRANK JENKINS THEY held an election in Bul garia on Sunday. Monday's dispatches reported that In Sofia (Bulgaria s capital) "almost bit .per centDl-the-vomTsast-baHotsftraining school in the Eas:t Stilcsr r .... morriol nni wttll lhrft I'll 1 IrtrPll. lor the parliamentary candidates of the government's communist dominated Fatherland Front . . . over the country, scattered re turns indicated a vote of 97 to 100 per cent for the government's candidates." H-M-M-M-M. That's a smashing victory. Even the Democrats can't do that well in this country. Communism must be popular in Bulgaria. 1 BUT wait a minute. Let's read a little deeper into the dispatch. Maybe the details "will enlighten us somewhat as to how landslides like that can be brought about. Down In the smaller-print para graphs we find this explanatory matter: "As each' voter entered the poll- ( Continued on Page Four) Albany Gains 4 Suburbs, Loses Two Others ALBANY, Dec. 22 .P Two suburban areas rejected annexa tion with the city in a special election Tuesday, but an unoffi cial ballot count indicated, four others were merged. Two districts- west' of the city rejected the plan by large ma jorities. One to the south approv ed the idea 9 to 8. The three other districts were annexed by de fault. These were uninhabited, hut were taken in when city vot , ers approved all six- proposals. Bequeathed Yule Presents Continue For 26th Year After Death Of Donor SPOKANE,- Dec. 22.- (.1') A lifetime was not long enough to hold the feeling Anton Henry Albert had for Christmas and sun shine. Though he's been dead 2G years, people still receive presents every Christmas from this man who made himself an "old folks' St. Nick." Albert left S1G.0O0 the bulk of . his life's savings-as a Christ- ,hat hp he huriorl in a ,PmP,Prv mas fund for people over 70 His a, somP place asccPssibl'e will directed that earnings fro.i ,h 5Unsnine...F the monev be distributed every vear at Christmas time to peop.e , unusual will proved a boon over 70 and in need. to hls relatives in later years at This vear checks of $13.50 each I time they needed help most, are being mailed to 29 of Sp. : Some months ago a nephew'. I Ian kane's elderlv citizens. rX- llvlnR ; Rcnbeck in tlie Born In Germany. Albert liv-1 British zone of Germany, w rote ed the last half of" his 72 vears j ' h- trust foundation in charge uc a wheat farmer near EsDd- ! nola. Wash. He died a bachelor in a home for the aged in 1926. His will, written two months before his death, made several $tO0 bequests for relatives. Most of them lived in Germany. The rest he left for the old people of his adopted country. Albert's will does not explain why he wanted his money used for'eternal Christmas giving any more than It explains why he wanted the warm rays of the sun on his burial place. It specified Wri; mJ.- .,...'. - -i,..;.: Stiles is a graduate or State Teachers college of River Falls, Wise, and Northwestern univer sity where lie was granted nis master's degree in music. lie has been a high school band instruc tor in Wisconsin; Illinois, Micni gan and Wijsfiiflgton. Stiles will' he no stranger to local band students. He recently substituted for Ricketts while (he latter was attending a special plans to make his home in the Cloverdale park district, accord ing to Elliott. Fine Service Given Ricketts, during his term as school band instructor, has gain ed "much favorable comment for the city" by the appearance of the Roseburg band in various festivities held in Oregon cities, according to Elliott. Spectators at Portland's Rose festival have noted with appreciation the ac tivities of the local high school (Continued on Page Two) Law Forces Baby To Go To Jail With Mother PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 P) A seven-month-old boy was sent to jail yesterday under an old Pennsylvania law which pro hibils separating mothers and nursing children. Mrs. Lillian Gilyard. 38, ap peared before Judge Oliver G. Parry carrying Ihe youngest ol her nine children wrapped in a pink blanket. The commonwealth charged that Mrs. Gilyard failed to report earnings of $fX7.50 over a two-and-a-half-year period during which she recived $3,000 in state public assistance. Mrs. Gilyard, who teslified she earned the extra money as a waitress to help support her fam ily, was sentenced by Judge Par ry to four months in county pris on. "What shall I do with the baby?" asked Deputy James J. O'S'hea. "Send him with her," replied the jurist. OI Aiueil 5 .-siai.-. lie hsm-u n 11 would lie possible for his family to get a CARE (committee for America remittances to Europe! package through the fund. When the foundation agreed to use ten dollars of the money to send food to the German Al berts, it received a flowing letter of thanks. "The contents were wonder ful," the leiter said. "Mother now can bake a cake and make a cup of good coffee to go with it." The Weather Partly cloudy today, tonight, and Friday. . . Sunrise tomorrow 7:43 a. m. ' Sunset today 4:40 p. m. Established 1873 wtrihutors orlompmmise Settlement Of it Is Attempted Continuance Of Present Prices Pending Hearing Advised By Spokesman Umpqua Valley Milk Producers association representatives went into session at 11 o'clock this morning to consider two com promise offers from the distribu tors which may bring a tem porary truCe in the milk war, which has threatened the milk supply of the Roseburg area. ' Herb Sullivan, spokesman for the distributors, offered first hat the distributors continue to pay the present price scale to pro ducers of 90 cents for butler fat and SI-90 per hundredweight lor milk, and reduce the consumer price to 191 cents, until a hear ing can be called to settle the issue. Second, the price of butler fat would remain at 90 cents and the price for milk would he raised to $2.13 per hundred weight, which would result in a consumer increase of one-half cent. This would , make the con sumer price 20J cents, compared to 20 cents at present. Grocers would charge two quarts for 41 cents or 21 cents lor single quarts. Seventy persons, representing producers, distributors and coun ty court members, were pres ent. Robert Durbin, representative of the state milk control board, prefaced the meeting by empha sizing that this was not a hear- ( Continued on Page Two) SSof Machines At issue In Test Case A raid on the Vets Lounge by city police last night netted three alleged gambling machines and eight money punchboards, Chief of Police Calvin H. Baird re ported. Confiscated were one slot ma chine, one Keeney Super Bell slot machine, one electric Red, White and Blue clock game, and the eight money punchboards, Baird said. No arrests were made, but com plaints are being prepared in jus tice court today for whatever ac tion may be taken, Baird stated. ihe raid was conducted at b:30 last evening by four city oflicers. entrance to - the premises was made on a search warrant issued by Justice of Peace A. J. Gedcles, upon an affidavit signed by Band. The warrant charged the club with "unlawfully possessing, con ducting, maintaining and operat ing said machines as gambling devices." . The Vets' was one of four local private clubs raided about a year ago by the district attorney and sheriff's deputies. A i;rand total of 35 slot machines were confiscated that time. The machines were de stroyed and all money contained in them was turned over to the county treasury. Boat Lost Off Umpqua's Mouth; Two Men Rescued COOS BAY. Ore.. Dec. 22 OP) Two men were picked up from the 90-iool fishing vessel Helvri that exploded and burned off the mouth of Ihe Umpqua river north of here Wednesday morning. the Lnarieston coast .guard station said they apparently were Ihe only men aboarrd although a vessel of that size normally tarries a crew of about five. They w-ere taken aboard the fishing boat Pacific Belle, which saw the explosion some 1-1 miles off shore shortly after 10 a. m. The Belle reported that the He lori shortly before noon was "a hall of fire" and still had "three fuel tanks yet to blow." The coast guard- cutter Bon ham was en route to take the men off the Belle. They are Bud Garrin and Ed Thompson, both of Mc.Minnville. Gaming Permit Suspended For Welching On Loss LAS VEGAS, Nev.. Dec. 22 The cily commission has suspended the gambling license of tne Savoy club alter investi gating reports it failed to pav the manager of another casino $47,000 of $157,000 won at the crap table. Reports to the commission said that Jack Durant. casino mana ger at the Flamingo hotel, won S67.000 in a 45-irIinute hot winning streak last Sunday but was able to collect only $20,000 in rash. The matter now goes before the Stale Tax commission, which is sues gambling licenses subject to approval by local authorities. ROSEBURG, 22 Longshoremen Fined For Rioting At The Dc!!es THE DALLES. Ore,. Dec. 22 (.Tl Twenty-two CIO Longshore men pleaded guilty yeslerdav to charges of rioting on the water front here Sept. 28 in the Hawai ian "hot cargo" . pineapple dis pute. Cases against two others were dismissed for lack of . 'i dence. The pleas came as a surprise. The dav before the defense at torney had asked for separate trials and argues for a change of venue. ' Six men. . whom the stale ac cused of active participation n the storming of The Dalles dock, were fined $500. They were Phil lip Gayeski, Vernon Bletch, Richard Gillis. August D. Lam bert, Steven Joseph Montroy, and Frederick Seppje. The others were fined $200. Thev were Robert T. Baker, pre sident of the Portland Longshore men s local; Martin E. Aden; Paul F. Bantin; Alfred J. Cara- manica; Leslie H. Dollarhide; Howard C. Foster; Henry L. Fos ter; August L. Groevelinger; El mer I. Hahn; Joseph H. Ingram; Lewis J. Kephart; Marion Alha loni; Hans B. Nielsen; Guy W. Swanson; Albert J. York; Wil iam Henry Zimmer. The cases against Arthur Leo Huber and Alexander M. Niel sen were dismissed. All were from the Portland area. Farm Union Out Of Labor Act Reach WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. UP) The National Labor Relations board ruled today that a union of .farm- workors-yis.not subject to prosecution for unfair labor practices. "". The decision involved the AFL National Farm Union, which had heen on strike at. a ranch of the bigiorgio FruitCorp. of Bakers- field, Calif. The board said that under the Taft-Hartley act members of that union could not be grouped Into -labor organization as such and therefore dismissed charges of secondary boycott against a Digiorgio local. However, the board ruled that two other well established labor organizations involved in the situation the AFL Teamsters and Mine Workers had violated the act. They were ordered to "foiico anrl rincict" frnm tho cnm. plained of activity and to post notice of compliance. Court Suggests Spanking; Father Gives It To Son . PORTLAND, Dec. 22. IPl An 18-year-old lad got a sur prise penalty yesterday in court. City Judge J. J. Quiliin men tioned a sample of "fireside justice" might be in order for Darryl Robert Lundquist after the youth refused to tell the source of alcoholic beverage that sent him to. jail. Said the judge to the father, "I'd give him a spanking if I were you." To the amazement and amusement of court of ficials that's what the lad got and quick. The court added a 30-day jail term. Government Announces Price Support For Eggs WASHINGTON. Dec. 22 -(PI The government announced that it will support producer prices of eggs in 1050 at a national aver age of 37 cents a dozen. This is about 8 cents less than this year's average farm prices. This means. Agriculture de partment officials said, that con sumer prices next year may av erage 8 to ten cenls a dozen be low this year's prices. Actual retail prices will depend upon production. A sharp cut in output might prevent prices from dropping as much as the reduc tion in the support prices. Tip Sent On 2 Escaped Oregon Insane Convicts SAN DIEGO. Dec. 22. P A tip from a relative sent police todav on a hunt for the two con victs who escaped from the Oie gon State hospital's ward for the criminal insane Dec. 2. One of the men Robert Mel vin Burr and Edgar Marion Wat son, both 21 --telephoned a Port land relative yesterday to ask for money. The telephone call asked that the monev be soil to National City, which Is near here. Stale police in Oregon tipped off San Diego officers that the men presumably were In National .City. OREGON THURSDAY, DEC. M'Arfhur Raps Russians For "Hypocrisy" Failure To Repatriate Japanese War Prisoners Draws Stinging ' Blast TOKYO, Dec. 22. (P) -General MacArthur today denounced ''cal lous" Soviet "hypocricv" and started a move for independent Investigation of the fate of 376.000 missing Japanese war prisoners captured by the Russians. He said he had requested Wash ington to begin negotiations tor an investigation either by a neu tral nation or. the International Red Cross. - The American occupation com mander issued one of his strong est attacks against the Soviets afler a Russian walkout of the allied council for Japan yester day. .This was followed by ie newed Russian charges the Unit ed States was assisting the re vival ol Japanese Fascism. The Soviet mission was under determined siege hy 200 Jap anese representatives of anxious relatives of missing war prison ers. They were told the Soviet answer to requests for informa tion on funher repatriation "ap peared in this morning's papers. ' Presumably this referred to a (Continued on Page Two) Newborn .Ecby Put tato Incinerator NEWARK, N. J Dec. 22-IP1 Mrs. Louise Beauchamp, moth er of six children, threw her new born baby inlo a burning apan mem house incinerator, police said last night. Police Lt. William Wangner of the homicide squad , quoted the saying things were tough enough in her household at Christmas time without another mouth to feed, Wangner said the baby was horn alive.' . Wangner. said there was no way of.. Jelling . before ajt .autopsy 'whether the child was alive when il was put inlo iho incinerator. II, was horn about 1 p.m. yester day and found dead about 2:30 p. in,, he said. , Mrs. Beauchamp was placed under protective custody in city hospital last nighl. No charges were placed against her imme diately, pending an outcome of 'in autopsy on the dead child. Mrs. Beauchamp has six liv ing children, ranging in age from five to 17. Police said she has been on relief since her husband left her six months ago. Detectives said she told them she had delivered the baby un attended in the bathroom of her apartment. , U. S. Army Quiets Guns To Please German Woman FRANKFURT. Germany, Dec. 22 - ('Pi-- A German housewife has won her war with the U. S. army. She's silenced its guns. Two weeks ago Mrs. Werner .Schnelle wrote the commander of U.S. troops here, asking him to point the signal guns in front ol Armv headquarters in anothc direction. Twice -daily salutes, from, Ihe guns rallied the win. dows of her home and of houses for blocks around, she said. Yesterday the Army wrote Mrs. Schnelle that the guns would fire their last salute - except for occasional special military events --on Christmas eve, The army said its action was an "un official Christ inas- present" and added: "May the new-found tranquility and quiet of your home life pres age luck and happiness for you in Ihe new year." ;,,"-.Va - "iiiiiirr' nfr-kri i:f-lil,iiAiiiiia'iF''iiii-'- :--'- RECEIVES PLAQUE Mayor Albert G. Flegel, left, is shown receiving from Past American Legion post commander Roy O. Young a plaque, presented for his "untiring" work in promoting Junior Legion and Pecwee baseball. The presentation was made at the annual American Legion Christmas party Tuesday night in the armory. (Picture by Paul Jenkins I . 22, 1949 T i " t ) 8 V'sf TOURNAMZNT CP RCSSS QUEEN Meet the Queen of the 1950 Tournament of Roses. She's Marion Brown (above), 19, of Temple City, Calif. She's a blue-eyed blonde, is five feet, six inches tall, weighs 125 pounds, and attends Pasadena City college. IAP Wirophotol. Mcspiicl Bids Will Be Opened In Council Rooms The place for opening of bids tonight at 7:.'1() for Ihe new Doug las Community hospital has been changed from the Chamber of Commerce rooms to the city coun cil chambers in the oily hall. Alvin C, Knauss; huspitul man ager, said the change was neces sary because of the expected large al tendance. A considerable num ber ol bids have been submitted, and representatives ' from ' must of the bidding firms are expected to. he. present,, along ..with other interested persons. Annexed Areas f ' Should Report ; PScsns Any persons or firms who are at the present time erecting any building or structure in the new ly annexed West Roseburg and Miller's addition-Sleepy Hollow areas should report the (act to City Inspector C. IL iioniols. While no permits are required for any buildings now mulci" con struction, it is necessary for the city to have a record of the work being done, said Honiols. The cily is extending until Jan. 1 the date, afler which building permits will be' required In the new areas. , In stressing the importance ol reporting construction now un derway, Boniols said that alter Jan. 1 all work not previously reported-- will be considered as new construction. Otherwise there will be no way for him to de termine whether Ihe work was started prior lo or alter Jan. 1. The cooperation of residents in the new area in following the building code In all construction is urged by the inspector. II" said he will be glad to consult with anyone having problems, lie is in his of fire In the city hall from 8:30 until 10 o'clock, and from .'1 lo 5 p. m. In reporting present' construc tion, the local Ion. and type of building are needed. The repoi I may be made by a call in per son al the cily. hall, by tele phoning or hy postcard. 200-49 v ' J f Sr i$' 4v r IS I ft' 1 ft Workers Pray For Reiurn Of Jobs DOUGLAS, Ga., Dec. 22 (Pi- Textile workers In this small northwest Georgia mill town have turned to prayer to get bail; their jobs. , The town's only large indus try, a print cloth mill employing -150 workers, closed last March when its market collapsed. Now the jobless mill hands pray that the mill will br, reopen ed. Tliei Id'cft of praying- for , theii'' jobs 1 was suggested two. weeks ago during a revival by . the Rev. Claude Sweetwater, a . Baptist preacher. .' "We think lie' will 'hear us," Sweetwater' says.' "We think the mill will be reopened." ' : . -The. jobless mill hands pray in church or whenever they meet hi their homes or near the Idle mill! M. T. McDearmid, the mill su perintendent, is hopeful Ihe mill will be humming again soon. "I think the javA has heard us," he said'. "Groups from, tex tile Interests in other parts of the.counlrv have been here to see us. They want to buy the mill and reopen it. McDearmid savs a grocer, J. A. Robbins, lets the jobless charge groceries when .their credit becomes exhausted else where, and the mill, which owns 55 houses in t lie mill village, hasn't collected any , rent since the shutdown. McDearmid himself has sold his farm to help the Jobless. . "He's' gone further than -any man I've known to help others, ' says N. J. Hitchcock, mill main tenance man. "Some of these mill people are in terrible circum stances." Soldier Slain By Rival For Girl's Affection JAMESTOWN, Tenn., Dec. 22 --(,'(i A 10-year old soldier home on furlough was shot and blud geoned to death by a rival for a young girl's love. Chief Deputy Sheriff W. B. Richards reported that Holhs Beally, who works on his tam er's nearby farm, said In a state ment he shot the soldier eigh' times wilh a pislol yesterday, then struck him wilh an axe. Richards Identified the soldier as Lilian! Stephens. The slaying occurred in, front of Ihe farm home of 15-year-old Belly Choa'e in Ihe Cumberland mountain foot hills. lieatly Is 18. He was arrested here aii hour after the slaying and was charged with murder. Hopson, Ex-Financial Wizard, Passes Away GREENWICH, Conn.. Dee. 22. I.Ti - Howard C. Hopson, 66, the financial wizard who created a billion-dollar utilities empire that crumbled as he went to prison for mail fraud, died yeslerdav. He had been living in broken health for the past five years at a sanitarium here. Hopson pyramided a $.100,000 investment into the vast Associ ated Gas and Electric system hy I a series of financial maneuvers that baffled the nation's leading accountants and lawyers. His personal fortune once was estimated at $H,mii),iKiu. But the w hole lull irate st rue- lure collapsed in the HMOs under searching Investigation by com mittees of Congress, and thou sands of stockholders lost mil lions of dollars In the crash, Business Hit In Midst Of Yule Shopping Union's Broken Promise Angers Mayor; Vacation Periods, Pay At Issue CLEVELAND, Dec. 22. fW Sinkers stalled Cleveland's city, owned buses and streetcars to day, forcing thousands of com muters and last minute Christ mas shoppers to resort to hitch hiking, taxis or footwork. . Less than one-fifth of the AFL transit union's 4,200 members In local 268 voted a strike just be fore last midnight. They want the Cleveland transit system to con tinue its policy of 8G-hour 12 day paid vacations. . Ihe walkout caught the na tion s sixth largest city by al most eomolete surprise. Most per sons didn't know it had occurred until they heard early morning news broadcasts or waited in vain at bus and car stops. , Share the ride plans were quick ly pressed Into use, but thousands of persons were left stranded. The city's taxi companies, which operate only 650 vehicles, were swamped with .calls. The prospect for stores expect ing last-minute Christmas shop ping was bleak. A spokesman lor the transit company estimated it would have hauled more than 50.000 shoppers today. So many calls were received at the transit company that op erators started answering with 'strike is on." Bumper-to-bumper traffic was common throughout the down- (Continued on Page Two) FBI Moves Into Dynamite Plot DETROIT, Dec. 22 UP The FBI moved in today to have a look at the dynamite plot agalntt the CIO United Auto Workers un ion. , It marked that federal agency' first formal intercession in what the big labor union calls a "ter roristic campaign." VAt the same time Detroit po e disclosed thev were withoitt nny ; sound clues to the origin of Tuesday night's defective dyna mite plant at union headquarters. The FBI, acting under the civil rights law as well as other fed eral regulations, was ordered to investigate by Attorney General Howard McGrath. . .... "'The government's intervention was unprecedented in the UAW CIO's troubles. This came as the union guarded its doors and boosted its rewards total to nearly a quarter million dollars. Neither In the previously at tempted assassination of UAW President Walter Reuther,: nor that of his brother, Victor, did the FBI intervene. Under the government nolicy the FBI enters a case only when there is evidence or other reason to suspct a violation of federal laws. C. Of C. Directors Will Be Voted On Official ballots for the election ' of Chamber of Commerce direc tors have been mailed out from the Chamber headquarters. The ballots should be marked and re turned lo the office of the secre tary before 5 p. m. Dec. 30. The names of eight candidates for directors, of whom four are to be chosen, are contained on the ballot, and spaces are provided for write-in candidates, if preferred. The directors are to serve for a three-year term. The board ot directors consists of 12 members. who will meet and elect their own officers after the first of the year. 1 he .candidates named on the ballot Include Charles V. Stan, ton, J. F. "Si" Dlllard. Wavne Crooch. Carl Felker, Fred Lock- wood, A. G. "Al" Henninger, Les ter F. Nielsen and B, R. Shoe maker. Holiday Traffic Death Toll May Reach 435 CHICAGO. Dee. 22 fP The nation's death toll in traffic a cidents over the three-day Christ mas holiday may reach 435, the National Safety Council says. The pre-holiday'estimate is the largest ever made by the council. It said the estimate covers only Immediate traffic deaths persons killed between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight. Monday. Ned II. Dearborn, council pres ident, said: "We are forced to make this estimate by mathema tics. It certainly Is a terrible thought for the Christmas sea son. But our hearts tell us the toll will be lower that the Amer ican people will not permit such a tragedy. I hope our mathema tics Is wrong, and our hearts are right." evity f act ant By L. F. Reizenstein Th over-indulgent and Idol atrous spirit of the Russians suggests that they choose for their next premier a man whose sirthday occurs In leap year.