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2 Tht News-Review, Roieburg, On. Mon., Jon. 7, 1952
George F. Piper
Taken By Death
George Francis Piper, 72, died
in his home in Kelley's Corner
early today following a sudden ill
ness. Mr. Piper was a retired Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Co. engi
neer from Chicago.
He was born at Scdalia, Mo.,
Sept. 7, 1879.
He was a member of Laurel
Lodge, 13, AF and AM, Rose
burg; the Oriental Consistory,
Chicago; the Douglas county
Shrine club and the Pioneer club
of the Bell Telephone and Tele
graph Co. Mr.. Piper was also a
Hillah Temple Shriner.
Surviving are his widow, Hat
tie, Roseburg, and one sister, Miss
Amelia Piper, Chicago.
The body has been removed to
Roseburg Funeral home.
Funeral services will be an
nounced upon arrival of relatives.
Dog Licenses are due the first of each year
and for your convenience will be available at
the following places till March 7st.
County Clerk's Office .
Camas Valley Store
Veda S. Meredith
Taylor's Grocery .
City Recorder's Office .
.Mrs. Geo. Edes
Oakland City Police
. Camas Valley, Oregon
. Drain, Oregon
Riddle Hordware ..
Alspaugh's Feed Store .
. Myrtle Creek, Oregon
After March 1st a penalty of One Dollar will be
added and after June 1st a Two Dollar penalty will be
added for anyone owning or keeping any unlicensed dog
over the age of eight months or any newly acquired dog
over thirty days.
Anyone living within the city limits of the City of
Roseburg must get your dog license at the City Hall.
County Dog Control Officer
Wm. C. Pickens
Dies At Salem
William C. Pickens, 75, retired
Salem grocery nun and former
Roseburg resident, died Friday
night at a Salem hospital, follow
ing illness of about two months.
Mr. Pickens moved to Salem
from Roseburg in 1923. He was
born Oct. 25, 1876, at Knoxville,
Tenn., and came to Oregon in 1881
with his family and aettled near
Eugene. He was married Oct. 30,
1901, to Mable Cheshire, who sur
vives him at the residence, 625
He was a partner in Pickens and
Haynea grocery at Salem for a
number of years, and was later
with the Kay Woolen Mills there
until he retired five years ago. He
was a charter member of Calvary
Surviving besides the widow are
a son, Chester Pickens, of Salem;
four daughters, Mrs. Neva Mat
thews, Myrtle Creek; Mrs. Nell
Hatfield, Scio; Mrs, Dorothe Jack
son and Mrs. Marjorie Ritchie,
both of Salem; two brothers, Knaf
fle Pickens, Salem, and Ivan Pick
ens, Roseburg; two sisters, Mrs.
J. Dale Taylor, Eugene, and Mrs.
Robert Travis, McMinnville; 16
grandchildren and four great
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at
10:30 e.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, ao
Clough-Barrick chapel, Salem, with
Rev. Omar Barth and Rev. Frank
Stannard officiating. Interment will
be in Belcrest Memorial park.
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Pickens left
Roseburg Sunday to attend the fun
Qualified Men Wanted
For AF Pilot Training
The US Army and US Air Force
Recruiting office, Room 315, Pac
ific Building, Roseburg, has been
informed that the U. S. Air Force
la seeking an increase in number of
men for pilot-observer training.
The enlistment period for civ
ilian youths qualifying for aviation
cadet training has been reduced
from four to two years. The en
listment reduction means that men
entering the service for cadet
school need serve only two full
years in case they are eliminated
from training. This period is the
same required by selective service.
The Air Force is faced with a
serious problem the procurement
of qualified aviation cadet appli
cants in sufficient numbers to fill
the class quotas for pilot and air
craft observer training, said Mas
ter Sergeant, Ernest J. Grimm,
USAF, local recruiter.
Three Local Youths
Enlist- In Air Force .
The U. S. Army and Air Force
Recruiting station of Roseburg re
ports the enlistment of the follow
ing men in the Air Force Jan. 4.
They are now at Lackland Air
Force base, San Antonio. Tex.,
taking basic training and being
classified for assignment to an
Air Force technical school.
Robert G. Bevans, son of Mrs.
Mary A. Bevans, 110 Chestnut St.
Prior to his enlistment, Robert
was an mnlnvAjk nt th Dnhnr
Edward D. Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Davis, 737 W.
Lane St. He was an employee of
Roy A. Sheppard, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray A. Sheppard, 813
Miller St. Prior to his enlistment
he was working for Drive-in thea
ter. All of the recruits attended
Roseburg Senior high school.
Deposits In the Roseburg
Branch of the United States Na
tional Bank totalled $18,388,813.6
at the close of the year's business,
reports H. E. Schmeer, manager.
The bank also reported a total of
$4,483,573.88 loans and discounts.
The Roseburg branch has helped
in establishing the United States
National Bank's enviable record
for the year, Schmeer said, as the
institution, with its 40 branches
throughout the state, now lists total
resources of $636,159,183, a gain of
$21,000,000 during the year. De
posits for the statewide system
now stand at $594,087,668 with
loans and discounts aggregating
The bank recently announced an
increase in interest rate on sav
ings deposits. A proposed increase
in capital structure, involving sale
of 100,000 additional shares of $50
each, will be submitted to stock
holders at a special meeting in
MEETINQ SET JAN. I
The Twelve and Won club will
meet Jan. 8 at the home of Mrs.
E. Princen, 231 N. Chadwick St.
Carl (Whitey) Busch, (0, veter
an of World War I and life-long
resident of Roseburg, died Sunday
following a short illness. He was
born in Roseburg July 10, 1891.
He has been employed of late,
by the Roy Catching Machine shop.
He was married to V. Louise Fow
ler, Roseburg, June 10, 1948. He
was a charter member of the Ump
qua post No. 16 of the American
Legion and also a charter member
of the North Roseburg church. He
had been active for a number of
years in the American Legion drum
corps and the Roseburg Municipal
Surviving are his widow, .V.
Louise Busch, Roseburg; thrae
brothers, William, Camas Valley;
Richard, Roseburg; and Edward,
Stayton; two sisters, Mrs. C. E.
(Anna) Walker, Roseburg; and
Mrs. Roy (Fern) Dittman, Stay
ton. Full Military funeral services will
be held in the chapel of Long &
Orr mortuary Wednesday at 2 p.m.
with the Rev. Clark Robb, North
Roseburg church, officiating.
Concluding services, under the
auspices of Umpqua Post No. 16,
with full military honors, will fol
low at the Veteran's cemetary.
West Europe Morale
Sturdier, Ike Reports
SUPREME ALLIED HEAD
QUARTERS, Europe on Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower says the
morale of Western Europe's civil
ians and Armed Services "is def
initely sturdier" than when he be
came supreme Allied commander
one year ago.
But the year has brought "dis
appointments and discouragements
too," he said in an anniversary
television broadcast Sunday.
He described West Eruopean de
fense efforts as "an undertaking
of 12 sovereign nations which have
freely decided that free men can,
in the fact of danger, unite to the
end that both freedom and peace
may be converged."
Suspenders For Soldiers
Okay, Army Announces
WASHINGTON W The Army
said Wednesday why, sure, it is OK
for soldiers to wear suspenders to
hold up their pants. It just re
quires that the suspenders be cov
ered with a jacket.
The point came up on I query
by Rep. Norblad R.-Ore., who
said he had heard the Army puts
suspender buttons on uniforms and
then prohibits the wearing of suspenders.
Winston Church Will
Present Cancer Film
The Winston Christian church
will present a moving picture de
picting the early symptons of can
cer at the church Sunday, Jan. 13
at 8:15 p.m., immediately following
the evening church service which
begins at 7:30 p.m. "
This sound picture Is being shown
by the Douglas County unit of the
American Cancer association. Dr.
B. R. Shoemaker will be the speak
er. The public is invited to attend.
1 Local News
Mrs. Ellen Rockwell, - former
secretary for School Clerk A. B.
Colliers, has been replaced by Mrs.
Ruby Kennerly, ex-head secretary
at the Senior high school, reports
City School Superintendent -Paul
S. Elliott. ;
Mrs. Rockwell, employed as
secretary nearly three years, re
signed because of ill health. She
was given a farewell party Friday
by members of the office staff.
Mrs. Kennerly has worked in
Junior and Senior high' school of
fices and is familiar with office
operation and routine.
Mrs. Joe Slocum fills the va
cancy left by Mrs. Kennerly at
the Senior high school. Mrs. Slocum
worked at Leslie Junior bigh school
in Salem and the high, school in
Mr. and Mrs. Slocum are re
cent arrivals from Salem, and Mr.
Slocum is a memeber of Stulta and
Slocum, Roseburg attorneys.
Debt Paid Son 20 Years
After Death Of Father
NEW YORK HI Somebody in
the spirit of the holiday is starting
out 1952 on a new leaf. He's just
paid up a debt more than 20 years
George B. Mason, a mailman,
said Tuesday he received an anony
mous greeting card with $22 tucked
inside and a note saying: "Please
accept this money for a debt owed
Mr. Mason when he was assistant
Mason said the reference was to
his father, George N. Mason, who
died 20 years ago.
Death Strike Logger
While Topping Tree
COTTAGE GROVE Wl John
Oscar Hay, 62, Portland, died near
here Wednesday while topping a
Ill With Flu Mrs. Paul Hel
wig is ill at her home in Rose
burg with the flu.
Ill At Her Heme Mrs. F. M.
Chapman is reported ill at her
home here in Roseburg.
Convalescing At Home Mrs.
E. A. Pettie of Roseburg is now
Mn,Iauai.ina at hp hnmn after
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spending a few days in' the hos
pital wnn pneumonia.
Moving To Mtdford.. Mrs.
L. C. Latham of Roseburg will
move to Medford, Ore., Jan. 15.
She baa accepted employment
Return Te U. et O. Among
those students returning to the Uni
versity of Oregon after the holi
days were: Harriett Booth, Kee
Briggs and Tom Taylor, all of
Return From Idaho Mr. and
Mrs. Gary Smith of Roseburg re
cently returned from Nampa, Ida.,
where they spent the Christmas
holidays. While there, they visited
Mrs. Smith's parents and friends.
Returns Te Texas Lee Holmes,
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Holmes
of Roseburg has returned to Fort
Hood, Tex., where he is stationed
in the army. Lee was just home
for two weeks and spent the holi
days with bis parents and friends.
Return From California Mr.
and Mrs. A. G. Henninger and Mr.
and Mrs. Gene Krewson of Rose
burg returned to their homes re
cently after attending the Rose
Bowl game in California. While
there the men also attended the
East-West game in San Francisco.
Back To College Included in
the list of Oregon State students
who returned to Corvallis after
the Christmas holidays were: Jack
and Gene Hitt, Rod Newland, Phil
Kaser, Bill Brady and his guest,
Hans Kahrs and Vernon Thomp
son. Leave Saturday Mrs. C. R.
Connelly and daughter, Bonnie,
left Saturday for their home in
Modesto, Calif., following a visit
over the holidays with the form
er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
W. Sedell, on Wharton avenue.
Mrs. Connelly's husband is a cap
tain with the U. S. forces in
England. He expects to receive
his discharge from service in
March and then return to his
home in Modesto.
Unit To Meet The Umpqua
Home Exension unit will meet
Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cala
pooia clubhouse. The demonstra
tion on "Oven Meals" will be in
charge of Hazel Culley and Hope
Palmer. A potluck luncheon will
be served at noon. All women
of the community interested are
invited to attend.
Return Home Mr. and Mrs.
Ira B. Riddle returned home Fri
day from Berkeley, Calif., where
they visited their son, J. M. Riddle,
and his family. They left here Dec.
21, and made the trip by air both
ways. This was the first time either
had flown. On their return, however
the Roseburg airport was fogged in
and it was necessary to go on to
Eugene and return by bus to Rose
burg. Mr. Riddle is municipal
By MRS. GEORGE BACHER
Mrs. J. Kearby Masters is In
receipt of a letter from her brother,
Sgt. Truett J. Owens, who is serving
with the 2nd Signal Corps in Korea.
In part, the letter read, "We're
trying to make ourselves as com
fortable as possible here. But it's
not home and that's where we'd
all like to be. Lots of artillery here
at night. Plenty of fireworks, I
dont know why, but a person gets
to where he doesn't pay much at
tention to it just tries to forget
about it and go ahead and get the
job done. We are sitting right now
on the foot of hill 1062. Quite hill
and our men are firing on it con
stantly. Saw a round of artillery
come in today right next to a tent
up at the 38th Infantry where we
had been running commo lines. It
had no more than hit when one
fellow came out like a shot and
took off across country, out
through a creek. I think he's still
running! One more shot came in
and another fellow came out. Sup
pose the second one was going to
be brave and stay in the tent, but
the second shot changed his mind.
I don't know if anyone was hurt
I didn't go up to see!" .
Sgt. Owens and his wife, the
former Norma Porter, formerly re
sided in Roseburg. He was a mem
ber of the reserves before being
summoned to active duty. The
couple and their two daughteri
have resides in Salem for the last
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