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    2 The News-Review, Roseburg,
Iron Lung Used In Battle
To Save Life Of Dr. Ward
LONDON (UPI) - Dr. Stephen
Ward, 50, underwent an operation,
developed bronchial pneumonia
and was placed in an iron lung
respirator today by doctors fight
ing to save his life.
The society osteopath was con
victed on vice charges Wednes
day only hours after he took an
overdose of sleeping pills in an
apparent suicide attcnipt to beat
a jail sentence.
He was rushed to St. Stephen's
Hospital and has been uncon
scious for almost two days, with
his condition fast becoming worse.
A hospital bulletin this morning
said he was "grievously and criti
ilcally ill" and had undergone a
tracheotomy an operation to help
his breathing.
A second bulletin issued this
afternoon said:
"Dr. Ward's condition has de
teriorated and he has had to be
Admiral, Six Crewmen Abandon
Luxury Yacht In Mid-Pacific
tired Navy vice admiral and six
crewmen, who abandoned a $250,
000 luxury yacht riruing a cruise
from Hawaii to California, were
picked up by a Navy submarine
shortly before midnight Wednes
day night about 600 miles south
west of San Krancisco.
Vice Adm. Gerald Bogan, one
time commander of the U.S. 1st
, Task Force, and his crew cast
themselves adrift lrom the 101
foot yacht, Freedom II, in a 14
foot boat Wednesday afternoon.
There was no immediate explana
tion for their action.
A Coast Guard spokesman said
the seven men were picked up by
the USS rtazorback at 11:50 p.m.
I'DT (2:50 a.m. EDT Thursday)
and all presumably were in good
condition. The submarine said
they would be taken to San Di
ego. There was no immediate indi
cation of the fate of the Free
dom II, which was reported still
afloat at dusk about 12 miles
from where the crewmen were
Home Owner's
Taxes Reduced
United Preit International
sional tax writers have unani
mously approved legislation de
signed to in like home ownership
one of the best hedges that an
American can take against infla
tion. The House Ways & Means
Committee Wednesday affirmed
liy a 22 0 vote an earlier decision
In add special benefits for home
owners to tho across-the-board
rate reductions in income taxes
President Kennedy wants enact
ed this year.
The provision would grant a
"once in a lifetime" tax break
to taxpayers who sell their homes
for a profit after reaching the
age of 115. The Treasury esti
mated that it would mean tax
savings of $10 million a year to
elderly homeowners.
It was one of a number of lax
revisions approved by le commit
tee as it began 11 final round of
voting on a compromise version
of Kennedy's lax-revision-iindre-duclion
program. In day-long bal
loting the committee approved
structural changes in tax law that
would net about $i55 million a
year in additional income lax
payments. The biggest revenue
producer denial of U.S. lax de
ductions for payment of stale and
local taxes on gasoline, ciga
rettes, alcohol and auto lags ac
counted for $500 million of the
Man Drowns In Bathtub
old Brumilt, 21. Port'and, drowned
in his bathtub Wednesday evening
when he was overcome by an epi
leptic seizure, the Multnomah
County Coroner's office said.
Large Variety of Colors,
Patterns, etc.
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Ore. Thuri., Aug. 1, 1963
returned to mechanically con
trolled breathing." .
W. Mayne Butcher, secretary of
St. Stephen s, addea mat ward
also developed bronchial pneu
monia. Asked by reporters about
Ward's chances of surviving the
night, Butcher said:
"I wouldn't like to comment on
that. This condition has really de
teriorated." Placid in Iron Lung
He said doctors had put Ward
in a breathing machine, or iron
Ward's, breathing had become
labored earlier in the day.
But Butcher said that as far as
he knew Ward had no throat in
fection in the wake of his suicide
try, which preceded by 12 hours
the verdict bv an Old Bailey
Criminal Court jury Wednesday
that he was guilty of two counts
picked up.
The Coast Guard said it did not
expect an explanation of what
caused abandonment of the yacht
until arrival of the nazorback in
San Diego later today.
The yacht, a very plushy con
verted Navy patrol vessel, was
reported to have carried a larder
which included pate dc foi gras,
filet mignon steaks and cham
pagne. It sailed from San Diego to
Honolulu several months ago,
with Edward Gilchrist as captain,
to operate under charter. How
ever, Gilchrist remained in Ha
waii when the vessel departed for
the West Coast on July 16, and
Bogan was asked to make the re
turn trip as skipper.
The Freedom I! is owned by
Frank G. Jameson, a vice presi
dent of Douglas, Aircraft Corp. in
Los Angeles. Us first May Day
distress call was intercepted by
seven Canadian destroyers, which
were berthed in San Francisco
during the weekend on a goodwill
The distress message said those
aboard were going over the side
in two small boats, an outboard
motor boat and a while dinghy.
A Coast Guard search and rescue
plane dispatched from San Fran,
cisco reported that all seven men
were in the 14-foot boat when it
arrived at the scene.
Adm. Bogan, 6(1, retired from
the Navy in 1050 during the
stormy debates over unification
of the armed forces. A letter writ
ten by Bogan played a large role
in the dismissnl of Admiral Louis
E. Dcnfield as Chief of Naval Op
erations. At the time of the unification
dispute, one document signed by
Bogan suggested that Navy mor
ale had fallen "almost to de
spondency" under the threat of
The letter was endorsed by
Arthur W. Radford, Pacific Fleet
Floyd E. Easterday
Funeral services will he held
Friday at 2 p.m. at Ganz Mortu
ary in Myrtle Creek for Floyd E.
Easterday, 71, who died at a Rose
burg hospital Tuesday after a long
The Rev. John Myers of t h e
Myrtle Creek Christian Church
will officiate, and interment will
be in the I. OO F. Cemetery in
Myrtle Creek.
Easterday was born April 13,
1802, at Chinook, Mont., but had
lived many years In the Myrtle
Creek area, residing on a farm
14 miles up the North Myrtle
Road. He was married Aug. 7,
11149. at Alturas, Calif. His wife,
Martha Jane, died June 13 of this
year. He was a veteran of World
War 1, serving in the Army.
Surviving are a brother-in-law,
Frank Wheeler, of Alhambra,
Calif., a nephew, Edgar Wheeler
of Sun Antonio. Texas, and a niece,
Pearl Bennett, also of Alhambra.
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of living off the earnings of pros
titutes Christine Keelcr and Man
dy Rice-Davies.
The jury found him innocent of
three other morals charges in the
culmination of the case that set
off Britain's scandal of the cen
tury and almost toppled Prime
Minister Harold Macmillan's gov
ernment. Ward was rushed to St. Steph
en's Hospital while the trial pro
ceeded. He will be sentenced when and
if he recovers. His lawyers said
they would appeal the conviction.
A London newspaper asked to
day whether Ward might be a
"fall guy" and whether the trial
had brought out everything about
those in high positions involved in
the scandal.
Ward himself, in a newspaper
interview he granted the night
before his suicide attempt,
charged that Lord Astor "cruci
fied me" by not speaking up for
Admitted Introduction
Ward, who had a cottage on
Astor's Cliveden estate and was
a friend of the wealthy peer, ad
mitted he introduced Astor to 21
ycar old Christine and 18-year old
Maudy, but not with the inten
tion of offering their services as
He said the same thing of his
introduclion of War Minister
John Profumo to Christine. Her
affair with Profumo at the same
time she was seeing the Soviet
naval attache, Capt. Eugene Iva
nov, nearly caused the fall of the
Macmillan cabinet and brought
about Profumo's resignation.
Blonde Mandy testified that she
had been intimate with Astor and
with actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Both men denied this in state
ments out of court but did not
"It's not prison that worries
me," Ward told a London Daily
Express reporter Tuesday night.
"It's taking the blame, being the
victim of a witch hunt that's
what hurts."
Local Logger Wins
Event In Wisconsin
John II. Miller, the logger who
in the past has brought fame to
Garden Valley by winning world
championship and other trophies in
logging events, returned in the
early morning hours today with
yet another world championship
Miller's latest competition was
at the Lumberjr its' World Cham
pionships at llayward, Wis., where
ho was first in the one-man cross
cut saw event, called in the North
west, single bucking. This is his
third world championship win, the
first being 13 years ago in chop
ping at the Albany Timber Car
nival and the second this year in
axe throwing, also at Albany. Ac
cording to Addie Schneider, Gar
den Valley correspondent, the Ore
gon and Wisconsin events are the
only two offering world champion
ship status.
At llayward, Miller also placed
third in double bucking with Mar
tin Hedrick of Quincy,' Calif., who
was the champion in the power
saw competition.
Prior to his appearance at llay
ward, Miller was fresh from a
second place win in single bucking
and a third place win in chopping
at the Loggers and Lumberman!
Jubilee at Areata, Calif.
He is now resting up for the big
Sutherlin Timber Days extrava
ganza due to begin Friday.
Pair Of Lions Prove
Headache For Police
ALBANY (UPD-A pair of cir
rus lions, one of them said to be
the second largest in captivity,
gave Stale Police a headache
Wednesday when their portable
cage flipped over on Interstate 5
near the llalsey interchange.
The cage, being towed by truck
from Sacramento to Portland,
tipped over when a trailer hitch
came loose. Neither of the lions
was injured, and their trailer was
set hack on its wheels by a tow
truck from Albany.
The two passengers. Leo, weigh
ing Ii50 pounds and reputedly the
second largest in captivity, and
Nero, weighing 500 pounds, are
part of the Stan Kramien Circus.
Driver of the truck was Hay
Grant, 23. of Pasco. Wash., who
apparently wasn't taking any
chances with the animals.
"Are either of them hurt'.'"
newsmen asked.
"No, but they will be if they
get out," he said, pointing to a
near by rifle.
Passing motorists, noting a
warning sign leaning against the
trailer, weren't taking any
chances, either. None stopped at
the scene.
YMCA Girls Camps
To Begin On Aug. 4
There are still 10 or 12 places
open for 15 or 16-year old girls to
participate in camp counselor
training at the YMCA Camp at
Diamond Lake.
According to Mrs. Lynnell Wilkes
of Medford, camp director, the
training will be led by an instruct
or from Seattle. Wash., who will
train the girls in conjunction with
the YMCA Girls' Camp session
which is being held Aug. 4 through
Aug. 10. Anyone interested should
call the "Y" office for details.
Registrations arc also still be
ing taken for the YMCA Girls'
Camp at Diamond Lake for the
same week. Members or non-members
should bring their registra
tion fees to the "Y" before 8 p.m.
Saturday. Information may be ob
tained by calling 673-5501.
Elderly Drain Couple Recovering
From Injuries In Auto Accident
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Haines of
Drain, both in their late 70s, are
recovering in the Cottage Grove
Hospital from auto accident in
juries resulting from a harrowing
Both suffered cuts and bruises,
and Mr. Haines had several brok
en ribs. Their son, Cecil Haines,
operator of the car, was not hos
pitalized but suffered a chest in
jury. The three were forced to
spend the night at the accident
scene where the car had rolled
Teen-Age Summer
Employment Plan
To Start Monday
The city of Roseburg perpetu
ating a program which was launch
ed with a pilot effort in 1962
will provide summer employment
for local teen-agers starting next
City Manager Craig McMicken
said eight boys who have been se
lected by the Department of Em
ployment office in Roseburg will
he assigned to "park develop
ment" duties.
The boys will work four hours
daily over a three-week period at
a pay rate of $1 per hour.
Assignments Set
Work assignments will include
such tasks as cleaning the river
bank at Duncan Park and making
improvements to Gaddis Park. It
was pointed out the youths will
not be performing normal main
tenance activities of the city Park
Department but will be assigned
to park improvement tasks which
would not otherwise be accomplish
ed. The youths who will he reporting
for work Monday are Earl Thomp
son, Bruce Woods, John DcBotd,
George Crabtree, Ron Crabtree,
Charles Dornsyfe, Bob Burgess and
Don Erickson. Four other boys on
July 22 were hired by the city
to handle clean-up chores at Legion
Field's grandstand and field. These
boys work mornings after ball
games. They are Pat Doyle, Larry
Jellison, Gale Wclker and Tom
McMicken said due to the experi
ence gained in employing youth
for a pilot program last summer,
very little time was wasted in re
initiating the program this year.
Program Continued
The program stems from a move
ment launched in the community
last summer to provide summer
employment for idle teen-agers.
Peter B. Scrafin, then mayor,
spearheaded the idea for a youth
employment program and a spe
cial citizens committee was set
up to study the problem of youth
unemployed. From this beginning,
the city of Roseburg entered into
tho effort by initiating a test pro
gram and hired a few boys for
parttime tasks.
McMicken said the Department
of Employment office has been
working closely with the city on
the program and indicated the as
sistance of staff member Bob Har
vey has been "particulary help
ful." :
W. T. (Bill) Evans, former coun-,
ty commissioner, has been select
ed as supervisor for the boys.
Elmer 0. Clark
Elmer Oscar Clark. 5G, Rt. 1.1
Box 840, Roseburg, died at a Port-'
land hospital Thursday.
He was born March 26, 1907 at
Clay Center, Neb. He was a veter
an of World War 11 and had lived
in this community for the past 35
years, coming here from Pueblo,
Clark was married March 12,
1955, at Stevenson, Wash., to
Clidy Bee Lee. He was a member
of HPOE 326 (Elks Lodge) Rose
burg. Survivors are his wife of Rose
burg; a stepdaughter Louise Per
cy of IHlluth, Minn.; a foster son,
Richard Smallwood of Roseburg;
his mother, Mrs. Walter Clark of
Roseburg; a sister, Mrs. Bob (Her
nice) Hallcraft of Roseburg; two
brothers, Marion Clark of Camp
bell, Calif., and Ralph of Battle
Ground, Wash.
Funeral services are scheduled
Saturday at 2 p.m. at the lxmg &
Shukle Memorial Chapel with Dr.
Eugene Gorlitz of the First Baptist
Church officiating. Ritualistic serv
ices will be staged by BPOE 326.
Interment will follow at the Civil
Bend Cemetery in Winston.
Articles Reported Taken j
From Parked Automobile j
Wendell W. Seydell, Portland, !
reported to Roseburg City Police
theft of several items from his
car, parked overnight on the South
ern Pacific parking lot on Sheridan
The car was entered by break
ing the glass in the rear wing to
get the door open. Taken were a
typewriter valued at $130; a tape
recorder, $450; two men's slacks,
$30; and a sports coat, $10 value.
Seydell discovered the theft at
4:50 a.m. today.
Dwight Rutan of 1972 SW Castle
Ave. also reported to police the
theft of a transistor radio from
his car while it was parked at
Mark's No. 2 market for shopping
Driver Found Innocent
Lyman Lee Spencer. Roseburg,
was found innocent of drunken driv
ing on trial in Circuit Court before
i Judue Charles S. Woodrich this
I week. .
Trial by jury was on appeal
from a conviction in the District
Court of Gerald R. Hayes. Paul
Geddes was defense attorney. Av
ery Thompson, district attorney
prosecuted the case. 4,
over a 75-foot embankment.
According to information obtain
ed by Jo Carlile, Drain corre
spondent, Cecil Haines had taken
his parents out for a Friday eve
ning drive, telling a neighbor they
would be back in about two hours.
Saturday morning their daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Milo Haines, who
lives near the elder Haines, not
finding anyone at home, checked
with neighbors, and a search was
Delmer Beck and Henry Rose,
going up Tom Folley Creek Road
at about 11:30 came upon Ivan
Haines walking toward Highway
37, about seven miles from the
accident scene.
Milo Haines and a neighbor,
Alan Roe, went up the Smith Riv
er Road and came upon the de
molished car with Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan Haines at the scene.
The accident occurred when
Cecil Haines pulled too close to
the shoulder of the road. The car
rolled completely over down a
steep embankment and stopped aft
er hitting a large tree head on,
about 75 feet from the road. All
three occupants spent the night at
the scene of the accident. At about
4 p.m. Ivan Haines managed to
climb the steep incline to the road
and left to summon help.
VA Hospital Adds
A Staff Physician
Dr. Harry W. Daniell is a new
addition to the medical staff at the
U.S. Veterans Hospital.
The new. staff member will
serve in the position of staff phy-
. . . new ot VA Hospital
sician (internist), lie comes to
Roseburg from El Paso. Tex., j
where he was an internist at Wil-1
liam Beaumont General Hospital.!
Dr. Daniell once served as an j
officer in the U.S. Army, his mill-1
tary service extended from 1050 j
to 1963. lie received bachelor of
science and medical degrees from !
Cornell University, lie completed ;
his internship at Mary Fletcher j
Hospital in Burlington, VI. and
residency at Walter Reed General ;
Hospital. Washington, D.C.
The physician is married and j
has two daughters. He holds mem- j
bcrship in the American Medical
Association and American Society i
of Hematology. j
Mandy Attends Party;
Three Persons Leave
LONDON ( UPI ) The Daily
Herald said today three persons
walked nut of a party following
the London premiere of the film
"Cleopatra" when they found
Marilyn (Mandy) Rice-Davivs
sharing their table.
Miss Rice-Davies, a figure in
the vice trial of society osteopath
Stephen Ward, attended a show
ing of the movie at a West End
theater Wednesday night and then
went to the party. The newspa
per did not identify the people it
said walked out.
Sources said 450 guests paid
$140 each to attend the Cleopa
tra premiere, but co-stars Eliza
beth Taylor and Richard Burton
did not show up at either the
movie or the party.
Cave-In Causes Death
trencher operator died here Wed
nesday five hours after he was
buried in a sewer ditch cave-in.
The death of Donald Bedford
was tentatively attributed to a
heart attack following shock. He
had been taken in a semi - con
scious state to a hospital after
fellow workers dug him from the
Hl loot ditch.
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Deportment hot tnppled in site. A wonderful
election of headstalls, reins, whips, craps, halt
ers, bits, saddle blankets, brcait collars.
For the Horseman a
wide selection ot
chops, spurs, spur
straps, hordwora and
grooming S u p p lies.
Visit us for oil your
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Given Too!
School Board Denies Farmers'
Bid For School Opening Delay
A i Most by farmers to delay
school opening this fall so that stu
dents can work in the bean harv
est will not be allowed by the
Roseburg School Board. Schools
will open on Sept. 3 as originally
The decision was made by the
board Wednesday night based on
an administrative recommendation
from Supt. M. C. Deller. Deller
said his discussion of the matter
with George Neuner, school attor
ney, had indicated the district
should not stray from its legal
responsibilities in connection with
teacher contracts already signed.
The Douglas County Bean Grow
ers Association at the last school
board meeting requested a delay
of the opening day in Septem
ber. Farmers pointed out a late
planting season and cool weather
will result in a late harvest, de
veloping the need for a harvest
Africans Press
Policies Today
African members of the Unit
ed Nations today pressed their at
tack on South Africa's segrega
tion policies before the U.N. Se
curity Council following a suc
cessful move against Portugal.
The Africans seek "firm and
positive" action against the white
government of South Africa for
its "apartheid" program of keep
ing whites and Negroes separated
and of denying Negroes any real
part in the government.
But counsels of moderation by
the United Slates and Britain ap
peared to be having an effect.
'1 he Africans' opening speeches
in the apartheid debate Wednes
day were surprisingly mild in
The action taken against Por
tugal for its colonial policies in
Africa also was more moderate j
than the Africans had demanded.
The council voted 8-0 to request
all countries to impose a partial
arms embargo on Portugal and
called on Portugal to grant self
determination to its African colo
nics. The United Slates, Britain, and
France, which are allied to Por
tugal through the NATO treaty,!
abstained from voting.
Portuguese Foreign Minister
Alberto Franco Nogueira called!
it a "most revolting resolution." I
but it was considerably, watered
down through amendments sub
mitted by Venezuela. What this
did was to change the wording
of. tho resolution to milder lan
guage, calling on the council to
appeal to Portugal instead of is
sue orders to it.
Robert Noah Rose Jr.
Robert Noah P.ose Jr., 50. a na
tive of Oakland and a resident
there most of his life, died on a
fishing trip at Odell Lake Wednes
day. He was born at Oakland April
14. 1913. and had lived in that area
until about three years ago when
he moved to Springfield. He re
sided there at 18(10 F Street.
Surviving are his wife, Lola A.;
daughters, Mrs. Margaret Mann.
Cottage Grove, and Mrs. Judy
Newman, Springfield; a son. Rob
ert Noah Rose 111. Oakland; two
brothers, Owen and Durward. both
of Sutherlin: five -grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will he held
Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Suth
erlin Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Richard Case officiating. Pri
vate committal services will be in
the Roseburg Memorial Gardens.
Simon Lounshury Mortuary of Eu
..gene is in charge.
Driver Found Guilty
Of Reckless Driving
l.attie Broyhill. 18. of 1737 S.El
Mill St., was found guilty of reck
less driving on trial before Rose
'burg Municipal Court Judge War
ren Woodruff Wednesday, lie was
fined $70 and SS costs.
City police Wednesday nighl took
into custody Larry Lee Nave, 18.
of 1546 SE' Cobb St.. and Ronald
Eugene Sheldon. 18. of 1740 NE
Oswego St. Nave was booked for
drunken driving and Sheldon for
being a minor in possession of
Police said two six-packs of beer
were taken from the car.
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force after the opening day of
Will Excuse Students
While denying the request, the
board assured the association that
students who are interested in work
ing in the harvest may do so on an
"excused absence" basis, and ef
forts will be made to help these
harvest workers catch up on their
school work.
School administrators suggested
the district office could assist in
the recruitment of student pickers
by giving notice to schools on days
that harvest workers are needed.
Principals may be advised that
students who participate in the
harvest are not to be penalized,
Deller said.
The superintendent pointed out
the contract specifies that the
school year commences on Aug.
26 for teachers. The teachers
serve for 190 days and within that
tine are required by law to make
certain reports. Technically, the
school year ends on June 3.
"Should the opening of school be
delayed until Sept. 9, it would be
possible to get 175 days (the mini
mum requirement) of teaching
completed on June 3," Deller ex
plained. "It would not be possible
for teachers to properly evaluate
pupils, prepare and distribute re
port cards and complete inventor
ies and other reports as required
by law in our local school district
on the same day that school clos
es." Report for Training
For these reasons, Deller rec
ommended that teachers report on
Aug. 26 for their week of in-service
training and that school begin
on Sept. 3 as originally planned.
Wednesday Gives
Fire Moratorium
After a bearcat of a day Tues
day on fires, the fire departments
in the Roseburg area had a chance
to sit back and take a breather.
They were harassed Tuesday
with a large number of small grass
and brush fires and one large house
fire that damaged a home to the
tune of $40,000. Cause of the blaze
that destroyed the home has not
been determined as yet, and ofli
ficials are continuing an investi
gation. The only action reported Wed
nesday, was by the Roseburg City
Fire Department when they were
called out to extinguish a small
grass fire about 4:48 p.m. at 1552
SE Kane. No damage was report
ed. Robbery Charge
Faced By Driver
Wayne Holder, 22, driver of a car
involved in a , fatal traffic acci
dent Monday, has been arrested on
an armed robbery charge.
The Maywood. Calif., man was
being held for Lake County au
thorities. Police said today they were still
investigating the accident in
which Marianne Hedgcpcth, 15, of
Central Point was killed. Police
said they chased Holder's car.
containing Miss lledgepeth, at
speeds up to 120 miles an hour
before it crashed and burst into
flame at the Merlin exit on Inter
state Freeway 5.
Holder; his brother, Rovce. in,
of Grants Pass, and Amy Cher
lyn Cavin, 15. Central Point, were
injured in the crash.
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He further recommended that
n.u.niiv date of schoM in subse
quent years be set at the second
! Monday in September, a proposal
j that drew support from board
j members.
! F. C. Riley, manager of the local
j office of the Department of Em
ployment, supported the idea of a
' postponement in a recent letter to
' the district. In that letter he in
dicated Oakland, Sutherlin and
Canyonville schools had agreed to
a postponement to help harvest the
area's approximate $200,000 bean
crop. He said Douglas High School
had agreed to a postponement if
Roseburg district delayed its open
ing. He explained it is "important
that there be enough pickers avail
able to enable growers to keep
I the Deans picnea aauy u ta 10
I prevent them from dropping in
grade and becoming cuus.
Bean Picking
Prices Told
Bean growers in the Douglas
County area will offer the same
wages to pickers this year as they
did last two and a half cents per )
pound, with a one quarter cent
bonus for pickers staying the sea
son. According to John Richardson
of the state Employment Service
office, Burks and Son at Winston
Dillard started picking on a limit
cd scale Wednesday, but" most
growers plan to start picking the
early part of next week. Two fields
out of the six in the immediate
area Wesley Newman's on Mel
rose Road and Robert Johnson's
at Cleveland Rapids had pick
ers on the job today.
There arc 13 bean grovers in the
county, and 204 acres of beans
have been planted. The majority
104 acres have been planted to
the Blue Lake var-ly, and the re
mainder to Ronianos. Richardson
said if the weather prevails as it
is, there will be lots of beans.
Dole, Inc., a Salem concern, is
the principal bean buyer. The
beans will be trucked each day to
northern canneries.
Richardson said there are no new
fields this year. McFarland at
Myrtle Creek didn't plant this year,
but Burks took over the acreage.
A good many pickers have been
signed up already, Richardson
said, but the employment office
will "Ave information to those de- '
siring employment. As pickers are
needed, the growers will inform
the office, which will then make
public service announcements.
Pi-ospcctive pickers may then
come to the employment office,
and personnel there will refer them
to tile employers needing them.
Preliminary Hearings
SeS For Two Suspects
Preliminary hearing at 2 p.m.
today in District Court was sched
uled for Lawrence J. Heidenreich,
IS. and a preliminary hearing was
set for Aug. 12 for Frank Leon
Wescman, 18, both of rural Rose
burg. They are charged wilh burglar
izing the Kenneth W. Smith resi
dence in Dixonvillc Sunday night.
Attorney J. V. Long was named to
represent Heidenreich. and Daniel
P. Keohane was named to repre
sent Veseman.