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GRACE HASBARGEN was selected Friday by the Girls League
at Senior high as Girl of the Month for November; the select
ion having been delayed because of the Christmas holidays.
A Senior, Miss Hasbargen is a member of the Honor society;
GAA secretary; district chairman of FHA convention; presi
dent of FHA and is a member of the commercial club. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hermon H. Hasbargen and lives
with her parents at their home in Green. A student in Rose
burg schools far the past four years, she lived formerly in
Minnesota. Her blonde hair hints a Scandinavian descent to
be exact, Scandinavian and German.
Labor Disputes, Scarcity
Slow Business, Industry
NEW YORK (AP) Business and industry got
away to a quiet and generally
first week of the new year.
But materials shortages and labor disputes posed im
mediate problems, especially for the steel industry.
For Park Board
A work program for the summer
was outlined, proposed projects
studied and money necessary to
accomplish the work was estimated
as the principal business of the
Douglas County Park Board, which
met Friday night at the Courthouse.
All members and County Judge
Carl Hill were present.
Priority for park projects were
related as follows: first priority,
Mack Brown Park, near TJmpqua;
Anna Drain Park, Drain; Hodden
Park, Scottsburg; Winston-Dillard
park; Barton Park, Azalea, and
North Umpqua area.
Second priority, Britt-Nichols
Park. Melrose; Otto Slough park,
up Smith River; Singleton Park
at Umpqua rivers forks, Ziolk
ouski Park, Winchester Bay.
Third priority, James Wood Park,
below Umpqua; Fair Oaks, cast of
Sutherlin; Dave Busenbark Park,
Coos Bay Wagon Road; Ada Park,
southeast corner of Siltcoos Lake.
The board withheld action on the
Winchester Bay Tidelands Park
pending formation of a special pro
gram for that area.
Parks Supervisor Charles Col
lins was asked to check the pos
sibility of dedicating the Richard
G. Baker Memorial Park as part
of the centennial celebration pro
gram over Labor Day.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
"Korea has spelled out for us
the hard military fact that Russia
has jet fighters as good as Ameri
ca's bestand in rcady-totight
quantities that the U. S. can not now
match-at least in Korea.
"American air chiem have drawn
this sobering lesson from the
Soviet's ability to throw some 750, for the review on the common law - '"f "J "'"S. '""g w"n every
high perlormance MIU-IS jets into, writ of errors which was abolished! " else.
northeast Asia, apparently with-'as a legal mechanism some years j, Tne society was upheld by the
out seriously weakening Russia's i ago. according to Davis. The dis-! lower court in its contention that
security at home or her ability to
STRIKE AT EUROPE if she wants
What docs it mean?
Probably not. A fair guess Is that
it means we'll have to keep a lot of
military strength in Korea, truce
or no iruce. When the British ran
the world, they kept military gar
risons at strong points more or less
(Continued on Page 4)
Cloudy with occasion,! rain to
day. Showars tonight and Sunday,
Highast tamp, tor any Jan 77
Lowest temp, tor ny Jan. ......
H.ghtst tamp, ytsttrday 47
Lowest temp, last 24 hours 42
Precip. last 24 hours T
Precip. from Jan. 1 .3
Precip. from Sept. 1 21.00
Sunset today, 4:52 p.m.
Sunrise temorrew, 7:4$ a.m.
encouraging start in this
It was not a notable week for in-
dustrial production because of the
New Year's Day holiday interrup
tion. Most industries, however,
made better showings than during
The aggregate dollar volume of
retail trade continued moderately
higher than a year ago, although
the usual post-holiday slump was
underway in roost sections.
Dun and Bradstreet reported at
tractive promotions of seasonal
merchandise at reduced prices
helped retail business.
The magazine Sales Management
forecast a decline in retail sales
volume during the first quarter,
compared with the abnormally high
level of consumer spending a year
Things got off to an encouraging
start on the New York stock ex
change. Trading was a bit on the
quiet side but prices moved ahead,
albeit the advances were small.
On the less encouraging side of
the ledger were the troubles of the
Scrap shortages became more
serious and the labor dispute was
postponed not settled.
U. S. Steel Cprporation closed
five open hearth steel furnaces in
the Pittsburgh district for lack of
scrap metal. Three other furnaces
were shut down in Gary, Ind. Work
stoppages were threatened in oth
John Gosso Asks
For Case Review
District Attorney Robert G. Davis
filed a demurrer to a long ago ab
olished "writ of cam n o b i s,"
Thursday in which Vernon John
Gosso demanded a review of his
Gosso was sentenced to serve
life imprisonment late in 1951 as
an habitual criminal after he had
attempted to break nut of the
Douglas County jail. This was his
I fourth felony offense.
Oregon State penitentiary, he filed
trict attorney demurred to the writ
on the grounds that (1), it docs
not state sufficient facts for a re
hearing, and (2), the writ of coram
nobis has been abolished.
Tyee Rood Traffic MoV
be Halted By Blasting
Traffic on the Tyee road below
the Umpqua store will be snagged
for the next two weeks, according
Jo County road engineer Wally
Hector reported Friday that the
county road crews would begin
blasting at Rocky point about four
miles below the Umpqua store on
tne tyee road west ot Mitnerlin
The first blasting date was set in-
definitely for Tuesday, Jan.
Hector advised drivers who don't
have to use the road that traffic
may be stopped for several hours
a time during the following two
The county road crew will widen
I the road at this point and raise
I the grade. Hector said.
Of New Dam
Federal Power Board
Urged To Reconsider
Deschutes River Plan
PORTLAND I The state of
Oregon will ask the Federal Power
Commission to reconsider licens
ing construction of a power dam
on the Deschutes River.
Should the Power Commission
deny this request for a rehearing,
the state will file a petition for
review with the U.S. Court of Ap
peals. Arthur Higgs, assistant state
attorney general, told that to dam
opponents here Friday.
The commission recently author
ized Portland General Eelectric
Co., to build Pelton Dam on the
Deschutes in Central Oregon.
Sportsmen, fish interests and
other groups have opposed the dam
on the ground that it would reduce
or eliminate salmon runs.
But PGE and -the power com
mission contend that, if anything.
fish runs will be increased by -the
dam's related hatchery projects.
Orison Will Enttr
Higgs said Oregon would enter,
if invited, the case of the State
of Washington against the FPC
license for dams on the
Cowlitz River. A similar condition
exists there. Some interests have
opposed hydroelectric develop
ment authorized by the FPC.
Delegates at Friday's meeting
included representatives from the
Oregon State Grange, the State
CIO, the State Fish Commission,
the State Game Commission, the
Izaak Walton League the Colum
bia River Salmon and Tuna Fish
eries Association and the U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
Delegates were told thev should
demand that the governors of the
seven western states abide by the
1S4S compact ot tne Columbia val
ley Interagency Committee. This
compact, speakers said, set aside
the "Cowlitz and Deschutes and
other Lower Columbia tributaries
for restoration of salmon runs.
Oregon Law Suit
WASHINGTON I Reading the
record can consume a big chunk
of judicial time, Associate Justice
Robert H. Jackson of the Supreme
Court points out.
As a matter of fact, Justice
Jackson observed Friday, careful
perusal of the record in a govern
ment suit against the Oregon State
Medical Society might take half
The record covers 10 volumes
and some 8,000 pages. It cost
$22,108 for the government to print
The record Is of a trial before
U. S. District Judge Claude Mc
which the government lost a suit
against the Medical Society. The
government argued during the five
month trial that the Society's med
ical and hospital insurance plan
violated anti trust laws.
Stanley M. Silverberg, special
assistant to the Attorney General,
told the court it would have to
read that record to get the facts
"If this court has to do that,"
remarked Justice Jackson, "it
s well recess until next
June, hold up all other cases, and
give all Its Ume to this one case."
Silverberg replied that '"con
gress has said review of such cases
rests with this court" and argued
that "until Congress changes the
law, you have no alternative.1
To which Justice Jackson re -
plied: "I have a choice. Congress
" Hi 0,H t LTLT"!
new trial' before this court isn't
u,r "ly. , e government nas to
u" " conspire 10 aucmpi to
monopolize the pre-paid medical
care business in Oregon, as had
been contended by the government.
Food Prices Decline
Refail Sampling Reveals
WASHINGTON lift The first
decline in grocery food prices since i examinations then flown immedi
Octoher 1.2 ner cent hetween Nov J atelv to .laoan for care and rest.
Se nrt rw i h,, hun r.,,f.d
, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The index, based on a 1935-39
iriiu hno nf ion u. ?ii q n-
Dec. 15. It was obtained by samp -
line retail food nrices in eicht ma.
Dirtn int..A 1 axrtcK weicn, nmi-iai BuoKexman
BJLe.e"HC, n,e i'for General Ridgway's . Ke.dquar-
'of eggs, down 13 6 per cent; fresh
green Deans m per cent; carrots
j J1 Pcr cenl: oranges 8 per cent:
'lettuce a per cent, ana potatoes j;
Tomatoes and cabbage were up,
30 and 12 per cent, respectively.
Meals, poultry and fish declined
.09 per cent on the average.
Captain Jubilant Over
Rescue Of His Vessel
LONDON (AP) The crippled Flying Enterprise
started under tow toward Falmouth Harbor at a tedious
three knots Saturday. Her skipper, Capt. Kurt Carlsen,
who refused stubbornly to abandon his wallowing ship in
the face of a wild storm, was jubilant and confident that
he is going to win his Ion?; fight against the sea.
The commander ot the U.S. de
stroyer Willard Keith, which ar
rived to watch over the stricken
American freighter and her dough
ty captain, reported: "The tow is
Capt. Carlsen's nine-day ordeal
nearly seven of them alone in a
darkened and sadly listing ship
appeared over, unless the barrel
thick towing hawser breaks or the
swelling seas tip the vessel over.
For the first time since the hur
ricane cracked the Flying Enter
prise across the middle and left
her helpless some 300 miles off
England's southern tip on Dec. 28,
the weather was reported "calm
and the visibility is good."
Snaking the helpless Enterprise
to port is the powerful sea-going
tug Turmoil, which managed aft
er 30 hours ot struggle to secure a
towline to the bow of the freighter.
On the deck of the Enterprise
tilting at a perilous 70 to 80 de
greesthe stubborn, Danish-born
skipper still stands, joined now by
the Turmoil's First Mate Kenneth
Dancy,- watching the groaning
hawser ease his ship along.
Take About 4 Days
"If the weather continues." said
the Keith's captain, "It will take
about four days" to bring the Fly
ing Enterprise into Falmouth. "If
this weather continues, the situa
tion will be in hand. Both Carlsen
and Captain Dan Parker of the
tug (Turmoil) firmly believe so
The hearts of seamen the world
over and many a landlubber, too
also were on the Enterprise,
wishing the 37-year old captain
well. Old sailors in England, who
hailed Carlsen's devotion to duty
as being in the highest tradition
of the sea, planned to welcome the
skipper when he comes ashore.
Carlsen besan his lonely vigil a
week ago, defying the heaviest At
lantic storm in SO yean. He or
dered his 40 crewmen and 10 pas
sengers to jump overboard in pairs
when the ship's hull cracked and
the helpless Enterprise rolled
drunkenly in a vicious gale. One
seaman died In the plunge but his
body was recovered. All others
were picked up by nearby ships.
Sued For Injury
A physical damage suit totaling
$76,005.68 was filed in Circuit Court
Friday against Charles Plummer
The suit resulted from an auto
accident Sept. 2, 1951, in which
passenger Donald Harlin alleges
he suffered bodily injury which he
claims will impair him pcrmantly.
Being a minor, the suit was
filed by Edna Lorraine 'as his
guardian ad litem.
The suit asks $75,000 general
damage and $1,005.68 special dam
ages. According to the complaint, the
accident occured on highway 99 be
tween Winston and Roseburg while
Plummer was reportedly driving
the auto in which Hartin was a
passenger. The complaint states
Plummer's car passed another car
while driving toward Roseburg and
rammed into the rear of a panel
trtirlr ahaa,!. The rnmnlaint enn-
I linues, the car driven by Plummer
went out of control and rolled over.
The complaint, charging negli
gence states that Harlin suffered
bruises, contusions and lacera
tions of the head and body, blad
der damage and infra-pelvic cen
tral fracture dislocation of the
lrieht hin. As a result the 19-ycar-
old youth's earning capacity will
be permanently impairea, accoru-
lng to tne complaint.
Bv ROBERT B. TUCKMAN
TOKYO 11 A giant airlift is
being organized to speed home the
3.198 American prisoners of war
held by the Communists in North
Korean POW camps, if and when
they are released.
It is unofficially dubbed "opera
The men will be given medical
A man in onnd health nn hi re-
I lease will be booked quickly for
1 "nm nome ana wnnin anuui nve
d.iv should be on his way.
1 ''Every effort will be made for
he medical care and physical wel-
fare of our men," said Col. George
ters. Their speediest possible
. mov(.m),nt hte nome has been ar-
i ran!cd for ,nd win Be carried out."
General headquarters plans to
ca on (he Air Force for trans
t doH for the nDoration.
The number of planes Involved
i and some details of the airlift can-
I not be disclosed at this time.
KOSEWRG, ORECON SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1952
STUBBORN MAN A "stub
born man and a good Cap
tain, that s how his wife des
cribed Capt. Kurt Carlsen
(above) who refused to leave
his badly damaged freighter,
the Flying Enterprise which
drifted helplessly in North
Atlantic 350 miles from Fal
mouth, England. (AP WIRE
PHOTO) Federal Coat1 Scandal
Hurts Mink Farmers
WASHINGTON m. American
mink farmers say the mink coat
publicity bobbing up in govern
ment scandals is hurting their
100,000,000 . a ytar industry.
Something, thty lay, should bo
Th.y said Friday the stories
about political figuras Involvtd
In the- scandals buying mink
coati or getting thtm at gifts
has put an "unjust stigma" an
It hat hurt businass, thty com
plained, and asktd the National
Grange and American Farm
Bureau Federation to htlp off
set the "false and damaging pub
licity." Harold W. Reed of Elkhorn,
Wit., representing the Mink
Ranchers' Association appealed
to the farm organization! "to
aid us in correcting the false
and damaging publicity which
has resulted in the sordid oper
ations of a handful of Irrespon
But he didn't say how this
could be done.
TB X-Ray Drive
Final preparations for the tuber
culosis X-ray drive in Douglas
county will he completed Monday
at the Umpqua hotel, when all per
sonnel directly participating in the
survey meet at noon.
the six mobile X-ray units don't
start touring the county until Jan
15, but in the meantime, tech
nicians. County Health depart
ment personnel and Tuberculosis
association officials must lay the
groundwor-k. Among other things
the group will complete schedules
which will he fashioned to X-ray
approximately 40.500 adults over
15 years of age. The schedule for
the Reedsport area is ready, but
other areas of the county have
yet to be completely slated.
General Chairman Ira Byrd
slated Friday he is anticipating
whole hearted cooperation from
all citizens of the county to make
me x-ray survey absolutely com
plete. He continued that radio and
newspaper facilities in the county
have been very cooperative and
would continue lo offer their ser
vices through the month long cam
paign to stamp nut all signs of
tuberculosis and other chest dis
eases. Two Men Being Held
On Stealing Charge
Two men were being held
the Douglas County jail Friday
for allegedly stealing a sheep, re
ports Sheriff O. T. Carter.
John Henry Jcnkin, 36, a Camas
Valley logger, is being held on
$1,000 'bail, reports District Judge
A. J. Geddes. Arrested with Jenkin
was Frank Joseph Morris, a 43-year-old
whose bail Is set' at Jl.-WO, said
Geddes. Arresting state police
filed a complaint against the two
for larceny of livestock. The com
Li..ir..e.,L ,L.' -?m:
a sheep belonging to John Doe
1 Bevans on Jan. 1
MUNSAN, Korea Frayed
tempera snapped Saturday as truce
negotiators haggled over how to
police a Korean armistice. From
both sides of the conference table
came angry charges and blunt
warnings. There was no progress
toward a truce.
A U.N. delegate wariiedrhat the
Allies will not be forced to bow
to Communist armistice demands
by the threat of growing Red air
"You have cast yourself in the
roie or a nanmt . . ., said Maj,
Gen. Howard M. Turner.
"You have fully exposed your
ugly, ferocious features of a band
it . . .," retorted Chinese Maj.
Gen. Hsieh Fang.
Using some of the strongest lan
guage since the armistice talks
began, Turner told the Reds "the
United Nations command did not
come to Korea to surrender," and
"we have no intention of leaving
the South Koreans to your tender
Matching Turner word for word,
Hsieh replied: "You represent
yourselves as angels of peace and
continue to interfere in internal af
fairs. "Your statement is rude and ab
surd. You have gone too far in
your absurdity and arrogance.''
In i nearby conference tent,
United Nations and Communist ne
gotiators haggled fruitlessly for
more than three hours over how
iniMincrs oi war snouia be ex
changed. heir arguments are celline
pretty feeble," said Rear Adm. R.
fc. Libby. "It it obvious they are
killing time waiting for instruc
tions." Libby said the Reds refused to
answer another request for an
immediate exchange of sick and
Subcommittees working on the
prnuiems ot supervising an armi
stice ana exchanging prisoners
were deadlocked when thev oH.
journed, but both scheduled meet
ings lor 11 a.m. Sunday (6 p.m.
PST Saturday) in Panmunjom.
Arthur L Dyer
Will Sue SI AC
Arthur L. Dyer, former wafer
and street maintenance superin
tendent of Myrtle Creek, has filed
suit in circuit court aoainst th
State Industrial Accident commis
sion for alleged failure to recog
nize a disability claim.
The complaint states statu that
while Dyer was employed by the
city of Myrtle Creek on Dec. 24,
1949, he was "set upon by a dis
gruntled employee in the city hall."
In the ensuing struggle, Dyer's leu
was forced under a heavy table
and broken near the ankle, the
Disability paymenU from the
SIAC followed until ADril 26. 1951.
when the claim was closed out.
On July 7, (he complaint states
Dyer was walking down a slight
slope when he stumbled and broke
the ankle again. He reports that
ne is now temporarily and totally
disabled as a result of the ac.
cident. According to the complaint
me oiai; aenica additional com
pensation on Nov. 30, 1951 and a
rehearing was also denied.
The complaint continues that
when the condition becomes sta
tionary, Dyer will have a perm
anent partial disability equal to
100 percent loss of the injured leg.
AMERICAN PRISONERS An American soldier holding on
issue of soap and towels stands with fellow prisoners in a
Communist camp in North
accompanying this picture which was distributed by Eastfoto,
i New York agency which handles
I nist China. (AP WIREPHOTO)
lJ 1 rl I ;
L. L. "JIM" POWERS, obove.
has filed for the office of
county coroner for the May 1 6
orimary election on the Repub
lican ticket. Powers hos been
in the undertaking business
for 25 years and was deputy
coroner for Columbia county
1944. It was in that year
that he came to Roseburg as
co-owner of the Chapel of the
Roses, Roseburg Funeral
Home. His platform will be
Experienced, qualified and
WASHINGTON IB A strong
western demand for a Republican
presidential nominee "who has no
strings attached" was hailed Sat
urday by backers of Senator 1 alt
(R-Ohio) and General Dwight D.
Elsenhower as a boost for their
State chairmen from IS Mid
western and Rocky Mountain
states, meeting in Chicago ap
proved a resolution Friday which
. . "We advocate a situation which
will make it possible for the vot
ers to support a candidate whose
hands are not tied and who has no
airings attached, who will wage
war without wavering against the
gigantic pyramid of unholy power
which has been erected on the
banks of the Potomac."
Interpret As Plug
Taft backers immediately inter
preted this aa a plug for their can
didate. Taft has been vigorous in
his denunciation of the Truman ad
ministration's handling of domes
tic and foreign affaira and has at
tacked the centralization of pow
ers in Washington.
The supporters of Taft, actively
seeking the GOP nomination, said
they regarded the resolution of the
stale chairmen aa striking at ef
forts of some Republicans to get
their party's nomination for Gen.
Political critics have contended
Eisenhower would be bound to sup
port most of the Truman adminis
tration foreign policies and thus
in that field might be regarded
u having some strings attached.
However, Senator Lodge (R
Mass) has said Eisenhower is criti
cal of many of the foreign policy
moves made by President Tru
man and would outline entirely dif
ferent methods of dealing with oth
er nations. Further, Senator Duff
(R-I'a),. who formally opened a
Washington "Ike for President"
headquarters just before Christ
mas, has said Eisenhower would
be "unencumbered by promises"
that might he made by other candi
dates in a "purely professional
Korea according to the caption
photos Originating in Commu-
In Attempt To Snort
WASHINGTON I Federal
agents prowled through the sinis
ter narcotics underworld Saturday
seeking even bigger game than any
oi tne 500 suspected dope peddlers
already seized in a sweeping na
Narcotics Commissioner Harry
J. Anslinger said the roundup,
which started before dawn Friday
and continued around the clock, is
laying the groundwork for capture
of some of the nation'i biggest illi
cit drug dealers.
Grand Jury Investigates
A grand jury investigation al
ready under way will lead to cap
ture of some national racket kings
within three weeks, Enslinger predicted.-
He added he couldn't lay where
the jury is working because "if
we even mentioned, the name of
the city, some of the men who are
talking will be killed."
Meanwhile, the commissioner
gave credit for the biggest mop
up of dope peddlers ever staged
to undercover men who pose as il
licit dealers. They work their way
into the heart of the crime world,
risking their lives to put racket
eers behind ban.
About 100 federal agents and 200
government-paid informers are re
maining underground to continue
the cleanup, he aaid. Scores had
to give up their roles of danger and
intrigue to make the arrests and
appear in court with evidence.
Anslinger said illicit drug traf
fic has been dealt a crippling blow.
The drive is aimed especially at
suppliers of teen-age drug addicts.
PORTLAND HI The nation
wide crackdown on suspected nar
cotics handlers resulted Friday in
the arrest of five pesons in Port
land. They were picked up in three
simultaneous evening raids.
Arrested at the Medley Hotel and
accused of selling heroin were Ben
son Phillips and Pralmui Crosby.
Dreax uown Door
Officers broke down the locked
door at the home of Val Wesley
ana arrested him and his wife.
Wesley is accused of selling Mari
juana and his wife, Estelle, of pos
James Bush, 23, was picked up
in the N. Williams Avenue district.
an in Bttuscu ul Btuuiig marijuana.
All five are Negroes. -
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
WASHINGTON Ifl British
Prime Minister Winston Churchill,
arriving for momentous talks on
Anglo American relations, told
President Truman Saturday that
cooperation of their two countries
can assure "peace and hope and
salvation on earth for struggling
Churchill wai welcomed by Mr.
Truman as he stepped down from
the President's personal airplane
which brought the Prime Minister
here from New York for his first
visit to America since 1949.
The two shook hands warmly,
and Mr. Truman told Churchill:
"Mr. Prime Minister, I can't tell
you when I have had more pleas
ure than I have had today in wel
coming you to the United States ot
"Great Britain and the United
States have always been the clos
est friends. We want to keep them
He added he was sure they would
After Churchill had responded
and made his reference to peace,
Mr. Truman added a last word,
"Peace on earth is what wa are
both striving for."
Churchill's mission was, In his
own words, to "build up again
some of that intimacy" that ex
isted between his country and
America during World War II. "We
shall do it," he said.
Five) Persons Arrested
On Indecency Charges
VANCOUVER, B. C. Wl Mor.
ality detail officers who said there
was too much in the script and
too little on the girls arrested five
persons in a raid on a downtown
vaudeville house Friday night
Nabbed in the raid as the first
show of the night closed were Isa
dore Walters, 42, and Charles Nel
son, 42, co-owners of the Stats
Theater, the raid scene. Taken with
them were Joy La Joie, 33, New
York Francis Marco, 21, Little
Rock, Ark., and Harry Lowe, 28.
They are charged with participat
ing in an indecent show.
REMAINS IN OPFICI
BEND I W. T. Welcome will
continue as mayor of this city.
He was selected for another term
by commission members.
Levity Fact Rant
By L. F. Reliensteln
Another Christmas has pass
ed without all the "boys get
ting home from Korea." At
the rate of progress (?) in the
current tolkfest, it would be
safer to set the millennium as
the next final homecoming