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4 Tht Newt-Review, Roieburg, Ore.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1963
Fair Will Be Showcase Of County
The Douglas County Fair is the third
Ijijrjjest in the state, and the state Fairs
Association year after year has ranked
it as the best.
This year promises to be no exception
in the quality department.
The reason for the success is obvious.
The county Fair Board has followed the
philosophy that it shouldn't be just an
agriculture fair. It should be a showcase
of all the talents, products and interests
of a vibrant county. Since everyone helps
pav for it; everyone should fret a chance
to 'show off the things of which he is most
proud.
With this philosophy, entries have con
tinued to include a bumper crop of ag
ricultural products, but also a tremen
dous number of other things, such as
photography, painting, commercial ex
hibits, ceramics, textile arts, flowers,
community activities, etc.
The entries have become greater in
number and quality every year for the
last decade.
The Fair Board has also followed a
program of larding the fair heavily with
entertainment. This year it is planning a
pony shoW, horse races, amateur talent
shows, a' carnival, (lancing, demonstra
tions, a marionette circus, magic shows
and even an artistic chimpanzee.
As a result, the fair almost achieves
the goal of "everything for everybody."
The proof is in the attendance. Year aft
er year, attendance records have been
broken. Last year, for example, was an
other record year. Total attendance was
61,500, almost equal to the entire popula
tion of the county. On the Saturday alone
of last year's fair week, 19,500 people
streamed through the gates. In 1961, a
record was set for a day (also a Satur
day) with 21,000 customers.
With their immensely greater popula
tions, the two county fairs with bigger
attendances can't match the Douglas
County Fair on a percentage basis.
One can't argue with success, and the
Douglas County Fair has an unmatched
record for the last 10 years. Its "Moods
of Magic" theme this year is certain to
maintain that record.
The credit for this success belongs to
a progressive board made up of J. D.
Myers, Howard Hatfield, C. (Tolly) Tol
lefson and Fair Manager Bert Allenby
and his predecessor Dick Turley, as well
as the County Court. .
It was just 10 years ago that the fail
was thrown open "to the world." Before
that it had been a 4-H and FFA fair.
Judging from the response from visitors
and exhibitors alike, the establishment: of
open classes and a host of general divi
sions was the most fateful decision ever
made by the board.
It was shortly after this that the Doug
las County Court backed the decision
with financial assistance which has kept
the fair growing ever since.
We can be plenty proud of a county
showcase which has grown into the big
gest annual event in Southern Oregon
and certainly one of the best in the state.
The
Editor's Corner
i By Charles V. Stanton
The Almanac
.. CALL TO ARMS .
3n 2)ayJ Cjone
Taktn from the files of Tht Ntwj-Roviow
ndependence Cry
Hollow Mockery
au$
From Moscow: ! 1. Reject Premier Khrushchev's
a Hn' three (II. S.. Britain. 1 plan for a non-aggresMon pact be-
Russia) meeting expected to take tween East and West in Europe,
place this week in Moscow may set i. Refuse to associate France
the stage lor further moves to ease jih the .Moscow nuclear ban.
the cold war and for a possible 3. Indicate willingness to thaw
summit conference, according to out deep freeze U.S. -French rela
diplomatic observers here : (ions, possibly as a prelude to a
Secretary of State Dean Husk ! meeting with President Kennedy
will represent the United Slates jn Washington early next year,
and British Foreign Secretary Lord We'll see what we'll see.
Home will represent the West at ! L v.-vw-,.-.- -.-.-u-.-.-j-
the meeting called to sign a partial
nuclear test ban treaty winch was 1 I iK.
initialed last Thursday, and has i II 1
given rise to outspoken optimism i yM K
that a NEW ERA in East-West re- g, 't
lations may have opened. ,
individual Russians who come in
contact with Westerners are show
ing great optimism that the world
may at last have reached a turn-1
ing point alter 18 years of cold '
war struggle. j
Sounds wonderful, doesn't it'.'
But there's a lly in the ointment.
'the fly is President Charles Ue
Gaulle of France. As this is written,
he hasn't yet said yes and he
hasn't yet said no. What he will
say is as yet known only to him
self, ue has so iar thrown two mon
key wrenches into the machinery
once when he said NO to British
entry into the European Common
Market and again when he said
NO to the U.S. offer to provide i'o
laris missiles for France if France
would back away from building a
nuclear force of her own and join
up with NATO.
He is a strange and mystic char
acter. No one ever knows just what
he may do next. Presumably, we
shall soon find out.
Cjone
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Taken from the files of tht News-Review
Incidentally
Who knows offhand the origin
of the simile of the fly in the ointment?
It is from Ecclesiastes, and with
its context it reads:
"The words of wise men are
heard in quiet more than the cry
of him that ruleth among fouls.
"Wisdom is better than weapons
of war; but one sinner destroyeth
much good. ('
"Dead flies cause the oil of the
Gloomy, Economic Picture
Misleading, Lacks Vision
Recently a professor at the University of Oregon issued
a statistic report painting a gloomy picture of, the econ
omy of our woods industry in coming years. His pessimism
was nredicated uncm current uses, the overcutting of pri
vately owned timber, and the prospects of a large cutback
in raw material when we finally reach the point or com
plete dependence upon federally controlled timber.
It is my opinion that the report is misleading and lack
ing in vislpn. Our economy will increase with the reduced
volume of material, 1 contend, because we'll find new prod
ucts and new uses, thus creating larger payrolls.
In this connection a report from Georgia-Pacific, one of
the country's largest producers of wood products, is most
interesting and instructive.
During the past 15 years, most
of them since 1950, Georgia-Pacific,
the report states, has creat
ed 2,892 new jobs within lis own
operations. Using the accepted ra
ti In which each 100 industrial
jobs results In (IS other jobs, this
would mean that Georgia-Pacific
has been responsible for 4,777 new
jobs In a 15-year period. And this,
t' i coriwration points out, docs not
include positions gained through ac
quisitions of existing operations.
On tho other side of the coin,
however, it must be taken Into
consideration that Georgia-Pacific
has closed some of its sawmills
and manufacturing plants, such as
the old C. D. Johnson mill at To
ledo, Oregon's biggest sawmill.
Employment Found
Yet, according to tho corpora
tion's statement, the ratio of job
creation against job losses has
been nearly two-for-one. The cor
poration also "points with pride"
to tho fact that where "jobs havo
been eliminated, the company has
been almost completely successful
In finding employment for those
displaced."
Using formulas worked out by
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
the report adds, G-P enterprise
has developed $20,590,01)0 of new an
nual Income, the establishment of
87 new retail stores and 57,Ooo
in new retail sales, as well as mak
ing possible the purchase of 2,813
new automobiles.
Creation of new Jobs ht'tt't ceas
ed, the report says.
"Under construction are hard
hoard tempering plant at Coos Hay,
Oregon, a tissue paper mill at
Crossed, Arkansas, and a pine
plywood plant at Fordyce. Arkan
sas." Economy Not Doomed
The Georgia-Pacific bulletin is
used as an example of our conten
tion that our economy Is not doom
ed because uf a prospective de
crease in the volume of raw ma-
; By United Prtss Inttrnational
' Today is Wednesday, July 31,
tho 212th day of 1063 with 153 to
1 follow.
The moon is approaching - Its
full phase.
The morning stars are Jupiter
and Saturn.
The evening stars are Saturn
and Mars.
Oa this day In history :
In 1943. the French Committee
of National Liberation appointed
Gen. Charles dc Gaulle perman
ent chairman of the committee
of national defense.
In 10-18, 900 airplanes flew over
the dedication ceremonies of New
York's International Airport at
Idlewild Field.
In, 1953, Sen. Robert Taft of
Ohio died. He was majority lead
er of the U.S. Senate.
In 1902, agreement was reached
on the Malay Union.
A thought for the day Supreme
Court Justice Oliver Wendell
Holmes said: "Knowledge and
timber shouldn't be much used
till they are seasoned."
tcrial. What Georgia-Pacific is do
ing is in all respects similar to the
activities of International Paper,
now building a mill at Gardiner,
Weyerhaeuser and others.
Several years ago 1 had a most
interesting talk with a location en
gineer. I was most unhappy be
cause we were wasting so much
raw material here in Douglas Coun
ty. 1 believed (and I still do) that
it was a downright shame to waste
so much good material in burners.
But the engineer, who made it
his business to help companies lo
cate suitable sites for manufactur
ing plants, pointed out to me that
very few wood manufacturing con
cerns are Interested in a locality
with a surplus of material.
Future Eyed
"When you invest $30 million In
a plant," he said, "you aren't In
terested in today's volume of pro
duction. You're Interested in the
amoiinl of materials you may ex
pect 25 years from now."
In this connection it is Interest
ing to observe that a large part of
CP's new production Is going into
areas where the volume of timber
supply has become almost sialic.
Ami this sialic position is the
very condition upon which the U.
of O. professor based his pessi
mism. This situation, it seems to
me, is a good indication that the
forecast of a reduced economy is
iar ou-oase.
By ROBERT C. RUARK
NAMPULA, Mozambique, Portu
guese East Africa The brightly
bandanacd native women formed a
long line to the. left of the para
mount chiefs, the chiefs and the
subchiefs. The ladies wore great
sunbursts of dresses; the chiefs
wore floppy military hats, khaki
suits, and the brass belt buckles
of office.
A short white man, dressed in
formal city clothes, stepped off the
Friendship jot and was warmly
embraced by a coal-black man,
lean and handsome in his formal
city clothes. The short white man
embraced the lean black man
warmly. Flashbulbs popped, and
then a small group of dignitaries
walked with the two men down a
strip of red carpeting through the
airport. . .... - . ; ' . ;
As' the short white man walked
into the sunlight, a sudden surge
of color enveloped him a mob
of black faces in bright clothing
smothered him with savage cries.
He was lost, buried in the sea of
black humanity, each person eager
to touch him. It could have been a
murder. It was not.
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ftottburg, Oftflon
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tf, at irvt poit o'fit at Roictrurft, On
n. under act of March J, tin.
Publish Dally Ect Sunder bv
NEWSRRVIEW PUBUSHINO CO.
J. V. Brenner Pvbllihtr
Reader Opinions
Deficit Spending, Inflation
Threaten Our Freedom
To the Editor:
Labor today Is in a great strug
gle. According to the mill workers'
union the measuring stick Is the
hourly wage. Does this compari
son prove other wages are right?
uoes it prove their wages aro too
low? 1 think the other wages arc
too high, anil ask if another wrong
makes a right? To us who remem
ber the last depression, high pric
es and high wages are no guaran
tee or proof of prosperity.
High wages are both the cause
and result of Inflation. Our govern
ment has increased again and
again our deiicil spending in a
desperate attempt to keep infla
tion from going into another de
pression. This in turn causes high
er wages, higher prices and added
burdens on our senior citizens liv
ing on fixed incomes,
A good many cralls have priced
themselves out of the markets cre
ated hv Hie enmities of ni-Hiniirv
workors. Many workers . caul af-
' 11 was the people of Kampala
greeting their beloved governor
general. And their elected mayor
the lean black man was lost in
the rush as the natives rumpled
their beloved chieftain, who had
flown from Lauronco Marques to
dedicate a new indoor athletic
stadium.
Nampula is a brilliant town of
planned housing, vividly colored
modern architecture, in the Por
tuguese fashion which makes a
Lisbon palette against the sea and
sky. It has modern schools, mod
ern soccer fields, modern churches,
modern swimming pools, modern
theaters, wonderfully kept streets,
beautiful flowers. That would be
expected if it were in the Congo,
under the old Belgian rule.
But what makes Nampula mira
culous in this day and age is that
it is unsegrcgated, integrated', am
icably, tolerantly black-and-white,
in housing, schooling, recreation,
eating, drinking, athletics. There
is not and has not been for a very
long time any destruction between
races in Portuguese East or West.
There is no internal scream for
independence. The yells and
the action come unabashedly
from outsiders, using outside
(loops. 1 have covered Angola once
and .Mozambique three times in
Hie last three years Mozambique
three times since last May and
it IS a province of Portugal, and
it is NOT an overseas colony. (
Plans Big
Its progressivencss and Us fil
ls nearly all overseas, according lo
federal reports, in the hands of
the Soviets and their salelites. if i'ure plans for savages exceeds any
we go for broke now Ihev will hp ' ll!in.g .' lla.ve s,'en in ""V Portion
our "benefactors" and i" cnmnlcle
control.
Wouldn't it be better for the fu
ture welfare of the workers and
their posterity lo lighten our bells,
stop dclicit spending, halt inflation,
and maintain our freedom instead
of taking the chance of having lo
be helped out (which means tak
en over) by the Kremlin?
Stacy Adams
Box 427
Yoncalla, Oregon 97499.
Poetry Association
Contest Scheduled
of Africa, including the recent free
At this moment in history, these
words from Ecclesiastes are to be
highly -ecommended lo President
Charles De Gaulle of France.
French sources this morning say
De Gaulle will:
AIMS TO PLEASE
MADISON. Wis. (UPI) The.
"dean" of the University of Wis-
consin's food service, Bculah i
Dahle, had a few tips recently upon !
announcing her retirement. i
The way lo keep students hap- j
py, she said, was lo serve cold j
dishes cold, hot dishes hot and !
give them what they want, if pos-
siblc. '
Oregon Industry
Sets Opposition
To Tax Referral
SALEM (UPl)-Associaled Ore
gon Industries announced today it
would oppose passage of the tax
referendum if it gels on the ballot
In October.
The Oregon Supreme Court
heard arguments on the ballot
tille for the tax referendum this
nations which clamor in the United j perfumer lo send forth
Nations for Portuguese expulsion, i odor: so doth a little I
And 1 have not been on guided i weigh wisdom and honor
tours or as a guest of the govern
ment. I have covered the four corners
of Mozambique on my own time
and money, seeing all the cities
and a great deal of the back bush,
and I would say lhal Portugal is
streets ahead of America in its
handling of its black citizens par
ticularly far ahead in education
and in assimilation.
When you ask the population of
a city, you do not get the Kenya
answer of so many white, so many
black. You get the lump figure
of so many Portuguese there is
no breakdown by color.
There is no subservience of the
black man in the city, and there
is no resentment of the white man
in the almost totally black suburbs.
1 made a round of predominantly
black bars, full of drinking na
tives, at lale hours of the night.
We were not greeted as intruders,
as dignitaries, as patronizers. The
boys at the bar just moved over a
notch to make room. We bought a
drink and they bought one back.
Things Staggering
I have recently spent several
weeks in Portuguese East. Some of
the things 1 have seen this year,
as well as last, are staggering in
light of the Alro-Asian bloc's ef
forts to oust Portugal from the:
U.N.; staggering in the cynical ar-!
ray of troops intent on freeing a j
people who are already free; i
monstrous in light of the dreadful j
mess the recent emerging nations
have made and are making of their j
own countries.
There will be more of this next
time out.
(Copyright. 1963 by united Feature Synd. Inc.)
40 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1923
Sen. Stanlield and JicNary ar
rived in Koseburg this afternoon
lo spend the day here meeting with
the residents of this part of the
state lo obtain further informa
tion regarding the sentiment of the
people on congressional matters.
The Oregon senators, in company
with several friends, met with
some of the business men of the
city. This evening the band will
give a special concert in their hon
or. 25 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1938
Construction of the new edifice
lo be erected by St. George's Epis
copal Church will begin within the
next few days it was announced to
day by Rev. Perry Smith, pastor.
The present 75-ycar-old building
will be razed to make room for
i the new building which will be of
concrete and brtck construction.
10 YEARS AGO
July 31, 1953
Jack Davit of Hollywood, Calif.,
pedaled 1,077.2 miles from Los An
geles to Koseburg to visit friends,
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ross of this
an evil city. Davis modestly stated that
the trip was nothing extraordinary.
Nothing exciting happened except
his having a Hat tire in t lie middle
of the Mojave Desert.
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AUGUST 14-18 R0SEBURG
. Residents of Oregon will acain
hae opportunity to compete in : afternoon.
me annual nortrv rnnipi in hoi n.
ford lo hire the oilier cralls ami;"."" "V '" tugene Unit, Oregon .!- , ,,. f , , "
this has fostered Iho do il-voiirself Millie Poetry Association. f'Cdr tllc ttaJ for opponents of
business as a means of self preser-! Prizes of Sll) for first. S3 fiir tne 1963 legislature's lax bill, de-
vation. These high - wage cralls second, and honorable mention 1 s's"c(! ,0 raisc "n additional $t0
have been kept going bv two ! ill he awarded for Ihn i,,i i million, to circulate petitions lo
Folks Said Lucifer
Was Too Mean To Die;
He Proved 'Em Wrong
RALEIGH. N O, U'PI) -Some
folks said Lucifer was too mean
to die. He proed them wrong
this week.
In the last art nf rlnfianr-o II,. I -M
big diamondback rattlesnake,
called the "nrnericst critter" in
the slate Agriculture's Depart
ment Museum of Natural History,
died of hunger refusing to eat.
Forced feeding had prolonged
the life of Lucifer when he went
on hunger strikes in the past,
but this time the five foot, three
and one-half inch snake apparent
ly lost the will to live.
Lucifer was a favorite of mu
seum visitors and received some
try to put it before the people for
vote.
The ballot
title prepared by
The Hews tevlew ie member et the
Xui.Bu,.ia .rcV,,;:t'.,Trr.oI;! Pss notoriety because of his vi
Newtneoer PubiKhem Axociaiion j riousttcss. lie would strike against
uiwint, san Frenciico, cin anyone approached him.
subscription RAtes ) Museum officials already have
u.SSi,?-, XTM'Sr? 5 P." tor Lufer.
ov reif m ois: l moth, it.ijj 1 inr iwii, six-incn ntamontinacK
montht, S4.50; monlhl, leoo
lew. OutiMe ef Oregon: 1 month. It'!;
1 menim. ts.lsi montht, 110-Ki I yeer
i named
say
the
Lucifer II. Bui observers
things government projects and 'poems at Hie annual dinner to he
competition in the field of distrihu- i held at the Kugenc Hotel, Wednes
tion. The ordinary worker can't day, Oct. 9.
anorn mem. mil me union tensi r.acn poem submitted must be i Ally. Gen. Robert Y. Thornton
the workers they must strike to, the original, unpublished work of i has been challenged bv a Lane
get even, and there goes another; the contestanl, who mav submit Countv group on the grounds it
circle In the spiral. Again, wil two poems in traditional forms, i doesn't adequately explain the
circle in the spiral. Again, will leach under 30 lines in length-1 bill's effects
anolhcr wrong make right? ! they must be submitted in trip.) i calling 'or defeat of the lax
Our do ar is now worth c. Our ' Urate. 'i-ofr.rri ,t .L.,t.i I .. . .
inflation and dclicit spending d,d To be considered lor pr ie . j SSed O r tn
""Vi" '!L,,n f.!!!Sto"''h? "'"""""'SS1 RoleCarey'tld'i"
! addressed envelope may be 'Znl hT E ZJTl ' 1"
Hie poem, hut no'md private ritij'en. .111.-." "
History shows it al
ways has hut one rtiding: Ger
many wen row, prance v e n l . for r(,lurn
of
gone bke if we hadn't forgiven j ipppe,r")n0,u;r V
Jhern their debt, , World War I SmpT
Also who are the coupon clip
pers? 1 wonder if most people
know? Many of them are retired
couples, widows and widowers:
small business men, farmers, ex
envelope with
poem on the
he name of
outside, and con-
we recognize the
Oregon taxpayer to
l-ii. - i...
titii,ii,iuiii aim iii.ti ine i fax-
taining a slip of paoer bearing the! , w,eom
name nf the rvm ih. .,.: h delaying tactics by certain
!ri ..'rir... .. groups, we also recognize what
practically eery industry of our ; poem. One cnlrv only mav be sub-i
country, including the lumber in-: mill.il. in a "separate envelope
dustry. Ihev are living on tix.d i,fed 'Humorous Verse"
utility employes, teachers, clerks, I An additional prue of $5 will im"a "eeur snmiitl the legislature
oliicc workers, and laborer of be given for the best humorous.0 reassembled. Carey said.
u ine tax bill is defealed it is
expected a special session of the
tnuiclalm-a uitl l -...lUrl t..
, - . . l"'"lui lllllllUIVtll!! WIM-. ....... . ..... ... ..mil
Hnn rmuhLri'eS inU&l '"" musl ,w miM by Sept. ! Mraightcn out the sl.te's financial
it. ." . , " ' Ij to lr Kdna l.andros 1040 Krr. suiiauon.
After thr l.rrat Depression we V. ,"' . , . ,, , . ,
had one thing to fa!' bark on f5 Sl" '-"Sene, Anyone interested: The AOI president declared if
our gold supply. Our government ' inv"ed lo altend the Ji '.vgon voter are seriously con
had this reserve lo back welfare Nonconlesianls may make reser- cerned about excessive high tsxa-
iii,i,.r,ii a.4 I '.-t.,n ...... Mltiftn tint ll llt-l S IhriittL'h fi- (inn "thiN,- ,,..,t In I.U
he just doesn't seem In haeirrls Hut what have uf to fail : Arthur R. Kline. S.H Maxwell look- at ihcir rtemamlt nnn ih.
xmegar of old Lucifer. back on now? Nothing! Our gold Road, Eugene, SSS33TS. stale for service."
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