The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, December 24, 1949, Page 2, Image 2

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    2 Th Nw-Raviow, Roseburg. Ore. Sot., Dee. 24, 1949
Gunman Wounds
British Official
In Bratislava
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia', Dec.
24. OB The British embassy in
Prague announced yesterday that
Donald M. Brander, director of
the British Institute at Bratislava,
was wounded Thursday night by
n unidentified gunman who en
tered his house and shot him
three times.
Brander was shot twice In the
thigh and once in the hand. The
gunman escaped.
A spokesman ot the embassy
aid there was no evidence to
lhaw the reason for the attack.
The British Institute Is an organ
of the British consul working for
cultural relations between Britain
and Czechoslovakia.
Brander, father of two children,
has been stationed In Bratislava,
capital of Slovakia, since parly
1946. He Is about 40 years old. ,
The B rl 1 1 s h embassy said
Brander was taken to a hospital
where an operation was per
formed. "Two of the three bullets were
extracted and Brander Is resting
comiortably," the statement said.
"He has given all possible Infor
mation to the police who have
1 put a guard on his house and are
actively searching for the mis
creant. The British consul at Bratis
lava, Alfred J. Sington, later said
that Brander was shot after a
struggle with his assailant
He gave this version of the
Answering a knock at the door,
Brander saw a man standing at
the doorway with a gun in his
Brander tried to close the door
but the man forced It open. Then
the two began to struggle, both
tumbling into the garden, path
way. 'The assailant got up first,"
Sington said,, "and shot Brander.
He started to run away. Though
wounded, Brander tried to give
chase but the man turned around
and shot him again."
164 E. 2nd Ave.-.? Phone 242
Wishing all mt
friends and clients
much joy at this
happy season
Representative if .
Douglas County .V a
iuic uunrv
Phone 1737
Res. 998-R
Jfl (X3jpyt. he season of happiness and good 1
Jtv fr will, Christmas stirs in men's hearts ;43TL
Hulda Marit Dlttman
Dies At Myrtle Creek
Hulda Marie Dlttman, 58, real
dent of Oregon for 15 years,
died after a short illness last
night, Dec. 23, at the home of her
daugnter, Mrs. oeiiy neeu,
Myrtle Creek. She was born Nov.
19, 1891, In Randolph, Neb. She
was a former resident of Junc
tion City and came to Myrtle
Creek three months ago to make
her home with her daugnter.
Survivinc? are four daughters
Mrs. Luclla Moore and Mrs. Fern
Purcell, both of Junction City;
Mrs. Betty Reed and Miss Vivian
Dittman, both of Myrtle Creek;
a son, Eugene K. Dlttman; oise,
Idaho and nine erandchildren.
The body will be taken by the
Roseburg Funeral home to Junc
tion City for funeral services to
be held Monday, Dec. 26, at 2
p. m. Interment will follow In
the westiawn cemetery in u
gene. '
Roseburg Navy Man Saw
Iran's Shah Ceremonies
James K. Neavall, seaman ap
prentice, USN, of 1454 Cedar St.,
Roseburg, recently took part in
the ceremonies honoring the
Shah or Iran, when mat poten-
tate visited the aircraft carrier
USS Vailcy Forge at San Diego,
The Shah was received aboard
the carrier with a 21-gun salute
and was presented with a model
of the ship by Capt. K. B. Tem
ple, USN, commanding officer.
The visit aboard the Valley
Forge was a point of the fahah s
tour of this country as a guest
of the State department.
Municipal Judge Ira B. Riddle
reported disposition on the fol
lowing traffic cases in his court
Friday night: Calvin D. Muml,
Roseburg, speeding, $20; Ervin
Ira Bubser, Roseburg, speeding,
$10; George R. Barker, Melrose
route, no operator's license and
no tail light,. $5; Melvln D. Do
Dobbedlaire, route 2, excessive
muffler noise, $2; Carl Mendc
zoma. route 2. four In front seat.
$3; Jack Willis Cummins, Rose
burg, and William Norman Hash,
Roseburg, each fined $2 on non
stop charges. i.
The Roseburer fire rlennrtmpnt
answered a call to a flue fire at
505 Fowler street at 1:55 p. m.
Friday. No damage was reported.
The season of happiness and good
will, Christmas stirs in men's hearts
the hope of peace on earth. May this
Christmas be a joyful one.. .and may
the New Year bring the world one
step nearer a lasting peace.
White Christmas
Prospects Slight
The weather bureau turned
bearish today on prospects for a
wniie (jnnsimas.
Instead of the snow expected
for much of the central part of
the nation, it now looks like rain.
Only in the northwest were there
good prospects for new snow.
Revising an earlier Christmas
day forecast, the bureau at 8:30
a. m. (EST) showed the, weather
picture shaping up something
like tnis:
Northwest Snow and colder,
Central part of the nation
rain and warmer.
Gulf states to California Fair
and moderate.
Pacific northwest Rain.
White In North
"A white Christmas Is assured
for the northern states from the
Rockies to the upper Great Lakes
region due mainly to snow al
ready on the ground," the bureau
I .'ported without equivocation.
Rising temperatures In the gen
eral part of the country will bring
rain instead of the snowfall pre
dicted earlier for the central Mis
sissippi and lower Missouri
And the rain will spread east
ward on Christmas day as far as
the eastern Great Lakes.
New snow is forecast only In
Minnesota, northern Wisconsin
and portions of the northern
plains and Michigan.
It will be a mighty cold Christ
mas day for some parts of the
Below Normal
The bureau said temperatures
will be below normal all through
the northeastern and east central
states, and along the northern
border states.
Coldest weather Is forecast for
North Dakota and northern Min
nesota, where zero to 10-below
is expected on Christmas morn
ing. New England can look for tem
peratures between zero and 10
Moderate temoeratures can be
expected through the gulf states
northward to the Ohio valley,
while that part of the country be
tween the Rockies and the central
plains can expect a drop In tem
perature by Christmas night.
Both Florida and California
were promised "moderately cool"
weather Christmas morning. But
it will be pleasant Christmas eve.
British Suspend
Hungarian Talks
LONDON UP) Britain has sus
pended trade and financial talks
with Hungary because that coun
try reiusea to allow a British
consul general to see an English
man arrested In Budapest as a
The foreign office announced
that the month-long talks were
suspended last Monday.
ine ngnsnman concerned is
Edgar Sanders. Along with Rob
ert C. Vogeler, an American, he
was arrested In Budapest Nov.
22 on charges of espionage. Both
Vogeler and Sanders are officials
of the American-owned Interna
tional Telephone and Telegraph
company, of New York.
Immediately after Sanders' ar
rest, tiie British minister in Bu
dapest asked permission to see
him, a foreign office spokesman
said. The request was refused
formally Nov. 30 and other and
most insistent requests have
been rejected since.
The Hungarian trade delega
tion is returning to Budapest this
Municipal Judge Ira B. Riddle
reported that Frank Allen, Rose
burg, arrested on a charge of be
ing drunk on a public street was
committed to the city Jail for 15
days In lieu of a $30 fine.
George Burnett. Medford. and
Fred Ralph Grlner, Roseburg, also
arresrea on arunK cnarges, each
lortcited so ball upon their fail
ure to appear in answer to the
cnarges, said the judge.
Arrive Here Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Norton arrived in Rose
burg Friday evening to spend the
nonciays witn relatives and
friends. They reside at Adair Vill
age and Mr. Norton is a student
at Oregon State college.
Pop Ushers In Holy
Year Amid Disorders
(Continued from Page One)
trip from Jerusalem through the
armed encampments oi occupy
ing Israeli and Hashemite Jordan
Clergymen and pilgrims living
in tne Arab-held old city of jeru
salem followed the mired north
em route. Diplomats and a few
pilgrims traveled from the new
part oi Jerusalem neia ry Israel.
over tne soutnern Koman road.
Reds Accuse Japs "
The Soviet Union charged that
Japan used germ warfare In
World War II. Moscow Radio said
12 former Japanese officers have
been indicted on cnarges oi plot
ting to use bacteriological war
fare against the Soviet Union and
other states.
The indictment said Mai. Gen,
Kavasima Kiosi, a high officer
In the Japanese Army medical
corps, made a statement that the
Japanese general stall and war
ministry set up two secret germ
warfare units. The indictment
said the plan was approved by
tmperior mronito.
The Soviet announcement fol
lowed a charge by Gen. Douglas
MacArthur's diplomatic advisor
Thursday that probably 374,000
missing Japanese prisoners oiea
In Russian prison camps. Mac
Arthur has called for a neutral
nation or the International Red
Cross to Investigate the fate of
376.000 missing Japanese prison
ers captured by the Russians.
President In Missouri;
Santa Rules Washington
(Continued from Page One)
It now seems to be within man's
power to make the "great dream"
of permanent peace a reality.
Government offices were closed
until next Tuesday. Only a few
key employes in the Budget bu
reau remained at their desk to
work on the Presidents 1950
budget figures, which must be
presented to Congress early In
store Sales up
Figures, too, were mounting up
on merchants' cash registers. The
Federal Reserve board announced
that department store sales last
week were one per cent ahead of
the correspending week In 1948.
An eleventh-hour buying wave
was expected to send total Christ
mas sales above last year's record.
The Veterans administration
sent out 100,00 pounds of turkey
for Christmas dinners at its hos
pitals and other Installations.
Service men and women around
the world also will share In a
typical American holiday feast.
Main dish, roast turkey.
Service men in oecupiea ier
mnnv wprp arnnterl nermlssion
for holy year visits to Rome.
$60,000 Fund Drive
Planned For Hospital
(Continued from Page One)
day, at Which time the plans
were lam lor raising me neces
sary additional money. . '
Time very snort
Aeeordine to provisions of the
low bid as submitted, it is nec
essary that It be accepted within
3U days irom me aaie oi opening.
Citizens of the community will
be contacted immediately and
asked for pledges or cash sub
scriptions so that the contract
for the construction of the hospi
tal can be approved by the Ore
gon State Board of Health and
the Federal government within
the time allotted, said Ford.
Time for raising the money Is
very short, he said. Because of
this limited time, a rapid-fire
campaign will he conducted.
Births At Mercy Hospital
WESTCOTT To Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Edward Westcott, 54ii
Mill street, a son, Russell Ed
ward, Dec. 21; weight six pounds
eight ounces.
KIELING To Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Kiellng, Myrtle Creek, Dec.
21, a son, Gregory Donald;
weight seven . pounds seven
CLARK To Mr. and Mrs.
George Clark, 526 South Six
teeth street, Boise, Ida., a daugh
ter, Evelyn Sue, Dec. 21; weight
five pounds 10 ounces.
CALKINS To Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Calkins, Route 2, Roseburg,
son, Gary Neal, Dec. 22; weight
eight pounds.
JEPSON To Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Jepson, Winston, a .son,
Terry Lee. Dec. 23; weight seven
pounds eight ounces.
I WhtnTm
i r iff
Umpqua Tractor Co.
Ford Tractor Dealer.
125 South Pint
Murder Charge
Faces Porfiander
PORTLAND. Dec. 24 UP) -
An attempt to get both his wife
and a turkey home lor Christmas
left 40-year-old Tiny Adams In
jail today on a murder charge.
He was accused of shooting his
rival during an attempt to per
suade Mrs. Adams, -gone for
three days, to come home for the
holidays. He was arrested a little
later, after telephoning police
rm coming in to give myseii
up just as soon as I get the
Christmas turkey for the kids."
Detectives Joe Blewett and C
H. Robertson gave the following
Adams took hi two small sons
yesterday afternoon to see his
wife, who was at the home of
Roosevelt Clinton Ivory, 30, and
appealed to ner to come nome
lor Christmas.
When Ivory objected, Adams
fired one shot. Then he rushed
his wife 1 and children outside;
fired again; drove his family
home; telephoned police; and
went off to the Big Apple restau
rant where he worked to get the
Christmas turkey, ivory was
louna dead.
City Yule Activities
Nearing Completion
(Continued From Page One)
piece orchestra from Eugene will
provide music again this year,
with dancing slated from 9:30-1.
For the less social-minded ci
tizenry, family gatherings In
homes will climax a week of
Christmas parties for children
and grown-ups, caroling, Im
promptu gift exchanges and so
cial activities by lodges, service
organizations and clubs.
Churches in the area will offer
regular services Sunday for those
who desire reverent observanc
of Christmas day. The favorite
Christmas story will be related
in story and song throughout
Douglas county.
nek Majarkev. reporting Irom
the Roseburg Veterans hospital,
said local persons are attempt
ing to make this one of the mer
riest of Christmases for hospital
patients. Most of these 1,000 pa
tients are spending another
Christmas away from home, but
if the 63 present-laden Christmas
trees are any indication, Malar-
Key believes tnis tiouaay win not
Jbe a lonely one.
Christmas and the holiday spir
it is in evidence throughout the
city this year. City officials, the
Koseourg ions ciud ana tne
city's street and fire departments
have been lauded by local per
sons and visitors for the colorful
attire in which the city has been
garbed. Individual home owners
and neighborhood merchants are
cooperating to spread Christmas
decorations to every section of
the city and county, ine Kose
burg Junior Chamber of Com
merce and merchants of the
Falrhaven shopping district are
sponsoring outdoor home decorat
ing contests, with a response tnev
have not received since pre-war
Jaycee members today Inform
ed the News-Review that Santa
Claus had answered his last tele
phone call Friday night. The
week-long request of local young
sters will receive his personal
attention tonight, but this after
noon St. Nick prepares for his
round-the-world trip for 1949.
Union Wins Pension
The AFL Aluminum Trades coun
cil won a $100 monthly pension
yesterday for employes at the
Aluminum Company of Amer
ica's Vancouver, Wash., plant
It will go to employes with 25
years of continuous service at
age 65. Hospitalization, sickness
and life insurance benefits also
are provided in the contract.
Hens Trying Harder
PORTLAND, Dec. 24. UP)
There weren't as many hens in
Oregon last month, but they tried
harder, and the result was a rec
ord number of eggs.
The Department of Agriculture
said the number of hens was down
from an average 3,010,000 to 2,
846,000. Their record achieve
ment: 11.9 to 11.7 eggs per hen.
To Eugene Employees of the
Farm and Industrial Equipment
company drove to Eugene Friday
where they were guests of the
Pape brothers at a ban
quet and Christmas party at the
Eugene hotel.
Sdvt timt, tabor ond operating
coitt. Orchard growers and
land trap gardtntn alike or
profiting from tho ftoluroi off
orchard Itittd Ntway Hydromorie
Prunor, Light, ilrong and long
tailing. Trigger action cvti limbt
. . . clton, tmooth, ctoio and foil.
Do mort work for lows cod. Cot
focrt rodayl
Railroads Get Priority
For Coal ' By ICC Order
(Continued From Page One)
enough for 10 days, the Louisville
and Masnvuie enough tor il or
12 days. .
Due to the "extreme" shortage,
the ICC said, the ability of the
railroads "to adequately perform
car service ana ineir common
carrier duties In the Interest of
the Dublic and commerce of the
DeoDle is seriously threatened."
There was no sign whether the
White House viewed this seri
ous threat" as enough of a na
tional mergency to justify use of
the Tan-Hartley act's 80-day In
junction procedure against Lewis'
United Mine workers.
President Truman has said he
will use Taft-Hartley against the
miners if he feels that a national
emergency exists.
coal retailers say the emer
gency already is here. But UMW
Vice President Thomas Kennedy
declared yesterday that the pub
lic "should not be misled by the
distorted untruths from either
the industry or the retailers."
" I he operators and the dealers
have money invested In this en
terprise," he said, "but the mine
workers have their lives and their
livelihood invested.
Temporary Expedient"'
Kennedy said the three-day
week is a "temporary expedient"
intended to speed settlement of
the coal dispute. -
'The only alternative." he
added, "would have been a com
plete stoppage to bring about the
making of such an agreement."
Lewis is seeking a 15-cent In
crease in the present 20-cents-a-ton
royalty the mine operators
pay Into the UMW welfare fund,
plus a $15 daily wage.
He said yesterday that he had
signed new contracts on those
terms with mines producing 2,
969,585 tons a year bringing the
total tonnage under contract to
16,237,723. The nation's annual
output of bituminous coal Is over
500,000,000 tons.
Kenneth Ford Is Named
Columbia Empire Director
Kenneth W. Ford, president
and manager of Roseburg Lum
ber company was recently .'e
elected as a director of the Co
lumbia Empire Industries, Inc.,
with offices in Portland.
Ford is one of 12 directors an
nounced following the annual
business meeting. Their terms
are for three years.
An area meeting has been an
nounced for Tuesday, Dec. 27, at
Baker, and a meeting at Coos
Bay, tentatively set for Jan. 11.
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The Weather
U. 8. Weather Bureau Office
Roseburg, Oregon
Partly cloudy with scattered
howers today. Increasing cloud
iness Sunday.
Highest temp, for any Dee. 70
Lowest temp, for any Dec -5
Highest temp, yesterday SI
Loweit temp, last 24 hrs. 40
Precipitation last 24 hrs. ... .34
Precipitation from Dec. 1 3.30
Precipitation from Sept. 1 ..10.94
Deficiency from Deo. 1 56
ENNIS, Tex., Dec. 14. UP) 3.
E. Mlnton, Jr., five, burned to
death yesterday when his play
house of flimsy boxes caught fire.
The lad had taken a candle into
the playhouse to light some firecrackers.
Machinery books bulls bulMinaj (rates
cors goldfish china glass tires cement
canaries drugs
lumber shoes
V(f X. bedding dag i matshoe
boots tool
paper oil
plants tanks string
piaster car jewelry-
tractors violins furnaces
fume bolt records furs
wiring dishes safes eggs-
trees coops rocks bur
tons dentures cabi
nets paint
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May you remember the Birthday of Jesus
May His blessings be upon you,
Thru this happy holiday season,
May you ever to Him be true.
May you find joy on His B;rthday
And courage to face the New Year.
May your hope and faith be renewed
And your life be free from fear.
May you be happy irj 1 950
And prosperous and healthy and strong.
May your life be filled with service
And your days' filled with laughter and song.
F.arl and Gladys
Roland Springer
Pre-Chrlstmas partying landed
more than 200 motorists In jail
on drunk driving charges In the
Los Angeles area last night and
I Estimates
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Leslie Pfaff
320 Ward St.
guns underwear battlai
fruit pianos sterol
pig has toys
cewt washers bricks
vegetables plpa ctgaroMoa
mud seeds rapa
weal diamonds
feeds fartiHaar
clacks hides
hat hair