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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1950)
Tugs Fight Ice to Save
Pasco Pontoon Bridge
PASCO, Wash.—(UP)—Ice and
time yesterday raced two tugs
which are attempting to save a 900
foot army pontoon bridge that
broke loose from its moorings on
the Snake river and was swept in
to the Columbia yesterday.
Ice floes were piling up against
the span which is wedged against
pilings of the Union Pacific rail
road bridge a few miles south of
the mouth of the Snake. The bridge,
pounded by ice, broke loose at 11 a.
m. about an hour and a half after
it was closed to traffic.
The 18-inch thick chunks of river
ice are threatening to dislodge the
bridge before arrival of a second
tug, thus severely hampering sal
Ice breaking operations are being
directed from the tug Defiant at
the scene by PaulFollett,operations
manager for the Tidewater-Shaver
barge line of Umatilla, Ore.
Both tugs will combine their ef
forts to pull the bridge to shore and
anchor it. Army engineers will dis
assemble the bridge and take the
sections back to the original bridge
site for reassembling.
Traffic, meanwhile, is being re
routed from Pasco over the Patter
Dr. Piquet in Econ
Replacing Dr. Howard S. Piquet,
visiting professor of economics,
who was at the University for one
term only, is Rendel Alldredge,
former acting instructor at Stan
ford University. He will be here
winter and spring terms.
Alldredge was graduated from
the University of Oregon in 1942.
He majored in economics and did
graduate work both here and at
Stanford. He is now working on a
Average Family Income to Soar
To $12,000 in Future — Truman
Plymouth Club Lists
Panel for Sunday
A student panel will present the
topic “My Concept of God and His
Influence on My Life” at the
Plymouth Club meeting Sunday
evening, Jan. 8, at the Congre
gational Church, 13th and Ferry
street. It will be followed by a
The social hour and snack sup
per is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Ply
mouth House, and the panel and
discussion will be held at 6 in the
Wheeler Room of the church.
Heat Wave Hits
As West Freezes
NEW YORK, (UP)—The pen
guins in the Bronx Zoo floated
around with their heads under
water yesterday and cursed the
evil fate that ever brought them
from the antarctic to a place
where it was truly June in Janu
A winter “heat wave” lay over
the entire Northeast and weather
bureaus from Pittsburgh to Maine
reported it was the hottest Jan. 4
since grandpa was a boy. A man
in Massachusetts picked spinach
in his garden, a restaurant in
Newark, N. J., advertised iced tea
and electric fans were turned on
in offices in Pittsburgh.
Records were established practi
cally everywhere. Congressmen
back in Washington for the new
session were mopping their brows
at a 71 degree temperature—the
hottest Jan. 4 since Ulysses S.
Grant was president. In Philadel
phia, the thermometer rose to 67,
breaking a record set in 1874.
In New York, the lunchtime
crowds swarmed, hatless and coat
less, to the parks to feed the
pigeons and to gape at the ice
skaters on the artificially frozen
rink in Rockefeller Center. Eleva
tor operators by the thousands in
quired: “Hot enough for you?”
Bluebirds were sighted on Mar
tha's Vineyard off the coast of
Massachusetts. At Portland, on the
icy coast of Maine, the tempera
ture was 63 and in Boston the
high for the day was 64.4, break
ing all previous records. A man
in Quebec, Canada, found parsley
growing in his garden.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, (UP)_
Highlights of President Truman’s
State of the Union message to
State of the Union—it "contin
ues to be good.’’
Future^By 2000 A.D. real in
come of the average American
family may be about $12,000 a
year, and national production may
be more than one trillion dollars.
Labor —The Taft-Hartley law
should be repealed.
ate increase in taxes, changes in
tax structure to remove “inequi
Draft—Continuation of selective
Rent control — Recommended
continuation of Federal rent con
trols one year beyond June 30 ex
Housing — Recommended new
legislation to aid cooperatives and
non-profit groups, to build houses.
Communism—Believed the Uni
. ted States with other free nations
! triumph over communism.
United Nations—Has this coun
try's “wholehearted support.”
Farm—Endorsed the Brannan
Civil Rights — Endorsed again
his 1940 program of Civil Rights
of a medical insurance program.
Social Security—Higher social
security benefits recommended
and broader coverage.
Rail Cutback Ordered Sunday
wAoxiiiNuruiN, Jan. 5 (UP) —
The government today ordered
railroads with less than 26 days’
supply of coal to sidetrack every
third coal-burning passenger train
next Sunday midnight.
The Interstate Commerce Com
mission said the cut, due to John L.
Lewis’ three-day work week in the
coal fields, will remain in force two
month unless revoked.
The order requires the railroads
to trim coal-burning- passenger ser
vice one-third below the Dec. 1 lev
el whenever their reserves drop to
25 days or less.
Taw Completes Survey
Richard L. Taw, graduate stu
dent in business administration, 1 c
cently completed a survey detei
mining the number and locations of
new domestic and foreign corpora
tions in Oregon since the war.
The survey appeared in the De
cember issue of the Oregon Busi
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