The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 20, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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Lat week was derigynated by
mvernor tas tourtt promotiim
week." Tbc Idea was to stimulate
local interest In the tourist bui-
nesa. So far as ,1 know, Salem
rid so attention to the week.-We
ha ren t held any tourist schools,
either, as some towns have, t to
educate 'persons, who deal .with
tourirts. on the way to operate;
It isnl that Salem is Indifferent
to the tourist business. Somehow,
we lurt haven't - gotten a drive
started in this' direction.
Tourists soon will be heading
this way. thousands of them. How
ion they stop, how happy -they
- will be over .their stay in this
state, will depend in large meas
itre on how we Oregonians treat
them. I should like to endorse
what the Portland Oregonian
says in an editorial, that if Ore-
Con is to be a real vacation-land
and not lust a corridor, to hurry
- through to get to Washington, r
British Columbia or California,
-residents who serve the tourists,
must extend themselves to pro-1
vide the best
maximum in
possible tervice, the i
sssbi
ultimate in helpfulness and cour
tesy." The injunction , to courtesy
applies to . residents who may
have no business contact with,
tourists, chance paer-by ! who
may be asked question.
, The hospitality of the west-is
traditional and widely famed. We
must all help sustain that repu
tation by friendliness and cour
tesy, regardless of whether we
expect a share in the fabulous
tourists dollars. Many will have
opportunity to recommend side
trips to those touring the
Continud on editorial page)
Meters Cause
Shift in Police
rtment
Salem police radio operator for
several years, Roy Morriss has
been selected as maintenance man
for the city's parking meters and
radio equipment. City Manager J.
L. Franzen announced Saturday.
Julius Pincus, who has been
relief radio operator lok two years,
will now be a full-time radioman,
ccordinx to Police ChiefiTrank
A. Minto, who said the reorgan
ization was not yet permanently
decided and Jhat a relief radio
nan had not yet been chosen.
Another - police change places
Charles Creasy, who formerly was
on traffic duty from 2 p. m. to 10
p. m on a 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. beat.
Additional daytime duties due to
meters prompted this shift, Minto
said. Patrolman Allan McRae of
the ID p. m. to 6 i. m. patrol will
succeed Creasy on the afternoon
shift. ;
Trumari Says
Tay off Debt'
WASHINGTON, April 19
President Truman ' declared to
night that a "sharp increase in
prices" had "inflated the entire
economy and took a new stand
against an income tax cuts now.
He issued a statement predicting
surplus of government receipts
over expenditures of $1,250,000,
000 - for the present-rfigg. year
which ends June 30. Mr. Truman
had announced in a Jefferson day
speech April 5 that a surplus was
in sight but did not disclose the
amount until tonight.
He declared that now, when a
balanced budget is-being achiev
ed, he wants to emphasize the
seed for reducing the public debt
while times are good."
Drivers Uproot
Depa
I Two Meter Posts
Two parking meter posts, with
out meters yet installed, were up
rooted on Chemeketa street when
motorists drove into them, ac
- cording to city police reports. City
Manager J. ii. Franzen stated
Saturday that costs of re-Installing
and repairing meters damaged
' by motorists would be charged
to the person causing the damage.
Animd Crackers
WAKEN GOOOtlCH
"Who, me? Tni just a dope
who escaped from an indoor
circus.
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Telegraph
Walkout!
Averted I
- NEW YORK. AprJ 19-Wr-The
threat of a nationwide strike of
Western Union employes was end
ed today when company officials
reached agreement with the Com
mercial Telegraphers union (AFL)
providing five cent . an j hour
wage increase and other benefits
for 50,000 employes. . ! .
,J. A. Payne, national president
of the CTU's Western Union di
vision, said the agreement; was
subject to ratification by Union
members and that negotiations on
some other- points would continue
but added: . - j .
-Judging "this is.; an industry
about to go on the rocks, it's the
best We could get anyhow ."' It's
a down payment on a wage! pat
tern that will emerge later on."
,; The agreement was reached
early today ; after " an eightj-hour
meeting of company officials and
representatives of the CTU and
two other AFL unions with Feder
al Conciliator Ronald W. Haugh
ton. The smaller unions were' the
Telegraph Workers union arid the
JTeiegrapn employes union,; with
a combined membership ot 10,000
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Contract Let !
For Water Line
WEST SALEM, April 19 Con -
tract'for the construction of the
pipeline to connect Salem water
lines with the West Salem lines for
emergency service has been let to
G. R. Boatright, Salem construe
tion man. . i
Included in the contract is the
installation of the pipe line! from
the east side of the bridge, to the
connection including the pump and
its housing on the West Salem side
of the bridge. Amount of the con
tract is $3200, which will be lessen
ed in salvage valued at approxi
mately $600. . !
The Salem water connection was
arranged for this season to prevent
a - duplication of last summer's
emergency which left residents of
West Salem on the heights without
water during certain periods.: ,
Phone Union
Tnrnsto U: S.:
WASHINGTON, April 19-P)
btnxing telephone- workers, lac
ing a third week of idleness,
asked the government today, to
put "pressure" on the phone: com
panies for a wage increase. '
The unions . pointed to ! pay
boosts recently, granted in iother
industries and demand that the
government seek matching wage
increases in the .telephone indus
try.;- - ..-
The strike-bound Bell system.
meanwhile, stuck by its offer to
arbitrate the unions, requested
$12 weekly raise and- other, de
mands on a regional basis. j 'V
Housing Priced;
Beyond Market,'
Warns Creedon
'. Washington, April 19 -m
Housing Expediter " Frank - Cree
don said today that the cost of
new homes is too high and must
come down to "bring more people
back into the market for them."
The - National Association of
Home Builders replied that gov
ernment controls .and increasing
wages are to blame for the: high
price of a home. It argued that
housing has not gone up as much
as other essentials such as food
and clothing and that "today's
homes are good values." '
: Officials said Creedon'a- call for
I lower housing prices had the ap-
f , . n tj a rr .
Creedon and the -president: con
ferred yesterday before it was is
sued. ., - i ;;
West
Salem
Salem School District to Get
$38,868 from New State Fund
v- By Winston Taylor !
" vSUtt Writer, The Statesman r
An estimated' $3868 wUl be
Salem school district's share for
the year 1947-48 from the basic
school support fund -approved at
the recent legislative session, ac
cording to figures released Satur
day by Connell C. Ward, district
clerk. .7 ' - i
Seven districts recently consoli
dated with . Salem's district 24
cause the greatest part, $30,244,
of the area's apportionment' The
total will be added to state aid
which the district would have
been entitled without new legis
lation. $270,695 in Salem ! and
$44,675 outside. The new state aid,
total is $354,240. . j
The new support fund Is based
upon- a guaranteed program, in
which -1945-46 statistics are; em
ployed for next school year, com
puted from total days of resident
membership . (attendance) in the
district multiplied by 75 cents per
day. From this is subtracted state
aid of other types, receipts from
the county school fund and re
ceipts from district tax levies.
For the district as a whole, to
tal days resident membership in
NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR 22
New Slav
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MOSCOW April l-CVSoviet
support of - Yugoslav . claims to
Southern Cannthw threw the for
eign ministers into, a: final dead
lock, tonight and apparently bur
ied any chance of writing an Aus
trian peace treaty at the, Moscow
conference. '.. -4 - . ' -;
On the initiative of U. S. Sec
retary of State Marshall and Bri
tish, Foreign Secretary Bevin the
minister .scheduled two Sunday
sessions, in a driya to speed the
conference to a conclusion.- ; ,-
The 'council ended its sixth
week . without :a single major
agreement on disputed issues in
the writing nf the Austrian and
German peace pacts. It has been
the longest period to date for a
session of the council.
Deliberate Stall
i American informants suggested
that the Kremlin may have de
cided to deliberately stall off any
changes now in the central Eu
ropean situation until the soviet
union's policy makers weigh the
effect of the new anti-communist
stand of President Truman as
evinced ; in his proposals to aid
Greece and Turkey.
In tonight's session the Potsdam
agreement, favorite document of
Soviet , Foreign Minister Molotov
for quotation, boomeranged when
he supported Yugoslavias' claims
for $150,000,000 in reparations
from Austria, as well as the ter
ritorial demands.
Secret Pact Revealed
Bevin, in. apparent delight, quo
ted from a hitherto secret portion
of the Potsdam conference which
showed that a - similar Russian
claim at Potsdam 'ended with
Prime Minister Stalin agreeing
that no reparations should be tak
en frtm" Austria. ,
Bodies Stream
In Plane Crash
WALSENBURG, Colo., April 19
(A3)- Five mangled bodies and the
wreckage of an army plane were
found late today, 30, miles north
east of. Walsenburg.'. -
' Undersheriff . .Tony Vellarde,
who was a member of the first
party on the scene, said, the plane.
wrecxage ana Dodies were strewn
over an area 215 yards longhand
73 yards stride. He' said that it
appeared- thaLJalf .occupants . of
the plane hajr died instantly as
it hit a gradual, slope. .
" At KirUand field, near . Albu
querque. N.: M, the public rela
tions office said the plane, a C-34
transport, was - en route . from
Kirtland field to Denver.
Wire Sabotage
Cuts off PLone&
PORTLAND, Ore., April 19-ifP)
Chief of Police A. V. Jenkins re
ported tonight detectives were in
vestigating damage to telephone
cable lines which late today cut
off service to 600 dial subscrib
ers in the southwest part of the
city. -
Detectives found the protective
covering of four cables- sawed
open, allowing moisture to short
circuit the lines, the chief said.
He said the damage apparently
was done in the past two days.
The . lines are all on poles, he
added..-
1945-46 was 936,766, "resulting In
a guaranteed county-state tax
program of $702,574. Present state
aid would include $500 for each
of 248 teachers, or $124,000; 20
cents for each day of resident
membership or $187,353.20. Re
ceipts from ' the county school
fund totaled $107,092, and tax
levies added $245,035 toward the
over-all sum. 'i . . : -.
The district is also entitled, un
der the present program, to 18
cents for each mile operated by
school buses in 1945-46, $3,517 for
Salem ,and $500 for Liberty, the
only other district in the. consoli
dation which operated .buses that
year.. Salem's was computed at
103.3 miles on each of 172 school
days. . .
Basic sta til tics in addition to
the 20 cents a day attendance and
$500 per teacher for the consoli
dated districts follow: ;.: . ;
. Receipts
from
County
Estimated
Tax New ,
Jtecefptl
$223,350
Aid
Salem
Liberty
Mid. Gro
Rickey
PringU
Swegl
Auburn
W. Salem
(92.014 -S
2.24
If:!
624
,600
1JJS
1,372
1.558 "
1.S2S
2.494
2.2S3
2.200
1.852
2.024
7.263
.004
2,012
253
4.S48
4.364
11,359
S 1X1
4.74
Glaim
4 Path
Salem,
2 Die, 99 Hurt
CHAMPAIGN. 11L. April If The
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wear here today, killing twe crew members -and Injvrtng 99 passengers, 21 ef whom required hos
pitalization. E. C Slingman, chief, dispatcher, said "something went wrong' with the electrical
switching system, causing a derailment ef the all-steel seven-ear dlesel-powered train at 75 miles an
hour. (AP Wlrephoto te the Statesman). f
3;.High School Boys
Omi Secret Society
Halt Russian
Lend-Lease: i
VandenLerg
WASHINGTON. April 1MAV
Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.)
split with the state department
today on -its proposal to go
through with contracts "to ship
$17,000,000. in war-ordered goods
to Russia Vandenberg suggested
waiting until ' the Soviets settle
their- $11,000,000,000 ' lend-lease
contract "satisfactorily." , 5: rfc
Vandenberg, chairman, ofthe
senate foreign relations commit
tee and a- chief senate exponent
of the bipartisan foreign policy,
told a reporter: r - !
"i would make no further ship
ments under this. . supplemental
lend-lease agreement unless and
until the Soviet Union satisfac
torily cures its long default in
negotiating a general lend-lease
settlement."
Vandenberg thus altered the
apparent position he took in the
senate yesterday.
At that time Vandenberg told
his colleagues that much as he
dislikes arrangements to continue
lend-lease shipments of . oil ma
chinery to Russia "I shall more
deeply regret it if we do not
scrupulously keep -our word with
the Soviet Union." -
His apparent change of stand
today put him in opposition to the
viewpoint of Dean Acheson, un
dersecretary of state, for imme
diate compliance with the terms
of the contract
Detroit Complains
Of Lack of Water
DETROIT, April 19 The re
cently organized Detroit Waman's
Civic club took exception to the
announcement that there would
be no sprinkling of laws permitted
here this summer, and has appeal
ed to the public utilities commis
sion at Salem. .
George R. McGee, engineer with
the PUC explained the local situa
tion at a mass meeting here this
week. The assembly voiced an ap
peal for staggered hours of sprink
ling and a demand for improve
ment in the water supply at its
source. .
Kidnapped Girl
Back After 2 Years
CHICAGO, April 19 -MV Five
year old Mary Ann Kubon, kid
napped two years ago, today re
newed her acquaintance with the
mother and father she remembers
only dimly.
j She was found in New Orleans
April 8 by FBI agents, living with
William G. Fullery, 41, an ex-convict
who had been sought by the
FBI on charges of kidnapping since
June 29, 1945. Fuller and his wife
are professional roller skaters and
planned to make Mary Ann part
ot their act, the FBI said.
WAA RESTRICTS AMBULANCE
Purchasers of government sur
plus ambulances must certify the
vehicles will be used for ambu
lance purposes, the Portland War
assets administration office an
nounced ' Saturday. Only ;- three
ambulances are now on hand at
the Swan Island surplus mater
lals depot, Portland officials said.
Weather
Max.
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Salem
Portland
San Francisco
Chlcaro
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New York
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Willamette river 43 feet
FORECAST Urom US. weather bu
reau. McNary field. Salem : Partly
cloudy today and toniiht. Highest tern
peraturw today St, Lowest tonight 38.
Oregon, Sunday Moraine. April
as Faulty Signal
Illinois Central's" City el Miami
Daredevil Takes
Leap from Frisco
Bridge, Survives
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19
(JP)-A 42 year old war veteran,
avowedly seeking publicity for
his struggling "GI Joe's Thrill
Circus," today told the coast,
guard he leaped off the: Golden,
Gate bridge about 4 a. m. and
survived the 265 foot f plunge
without apparent injury.
Frank H. Cushing, alprofes- "J
sionai nign-aiver, was puuea
aboard a crab fishing boat an
hour earlier after his worried
wife,, Marjorie, 28, told the
California high patrol he ' had
made' the leap.--.:'! I
Cushing said after striking
the ' water he inflated I a col
lapsible life raft tied to ; him
self. The tide had carried him
a mile and a half seaward, in
stead of into San Francisco
bay. I
Cushing and his wife said he
planned the leap as a practice
jump preparatory to a public
plunge to call attention to their
circus. He said he had decided
the one leap was enough.
Reece Praises
GOP Congress
KANSAS CITY. April 19 -JF)-Republican
leaders, confident over
their prospects in 1948, began
arriving today for the i national
committee meeting which will
select the convention city where
the standard bearer will be nam
ed..: i
Between greeting early arrivals
and arranging details; Carroll
Reece, republican national chair
man, praised the work of the
republican controlled 'congr ess,
saying:
V "In 14 weeks time the house
trimmed the budget, passed the
tax reduction, portal - to - portal
pay, the tenure of office bills and
the labor bill,' which sets up a
new national labor policy.
This means that the house has
completed action on all the major
promises made, last fall.j
Mother Dies
In Gar Crash
DALLAS, April 19 -UF)- An
automobile accident killed Mrs.
Vincent Kudrna of Banks and in
jured her two small children north
of RickeaU today.
The automobile, reportedly driven-
by Mrs. Kudrna 's brother,
Laudi Adamski, Portland, struck
loose gravel and overturned. Dor
othy, 4, suffered a fractured col
larbone, Richard, 8, bruises. They
were treated at a hospital here.
Their father is a railroad brake
man. MrsKudrna's body Was tak
en to the: Henkel : and Bollman
chapel in, Dallas.
Mt. Angel Fire Destroys
Brooder House, Chicks
MT. ANGEL, April 19 Fire
which originated with a kerosene
heater at 4:45 this morning de
stroyed a brooder house and 200
week old baby chicks at the John
P. Vandecoevering farm two
miles southeast of i town.
Gas tanks; located near the
brooder house and other build
ings were saved by the ML Angel
fire department which answered
the calL Loss was placed at $400
by Vandecoevering.
20, 1947
Price 6c
Derails Train
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streamliner (above) was wrecked
-Expelled;
C h a rge s
i
Special Board
Meeting Called
To Set Policy
Thirteen Salem youths received
letters expelling them, from Sa
lem high school Saturday, the re
sult of alleged secret society ac
tivity in which the school board
said they had participated in vio
lation of signed agreements. The
action was taken : at a special
board meeting, at which seven
other students were suspended
for society activities, which is un
lawful in Oregor
Those expelled were Jerry 116
Real, Ted Covalt, Dave Chamber
lain, Bud Michaels, Ron Cum
mings. Bill Paxson, Wade Carter,
Bill Johnston, Bill HilL Jerry
VolkeV'Jim Hollis, Joe Mapesand
Dean Bunnell. They and their
parents had entered into agree
ment with the board last fall to
cease secret ' society participation
and to dissolve the organization.
Hill, only senior in the group, was
regular center on this season's
basketball team.
May State Intentions -
Mrs. David Wright, board
chairman, said the suspensions,
notice of which was sent to par
ents by Principal E. A. Carleton,
were of boys' who belonged to
secret societies but had not for
merly signed pledges to. refrain
from such activity. The seven
will be given an opportunity to
state their intentions concerning
future club affiliation and to dis
cuss conditions under which the
suspension might be lifted, Carle-
ton said.
In commenting on the action,
Carleton said. The board has at
tempted to work- this problem out
in realistic manner with these
boys and their parents. Their
failure to cooperate has forced
the board's action. It is not con
templated that such consideration
will be granted to any who are
again found In violation of this
law.
Discnssien Cantinulnx
Mrs. Wright said discussion of
control of the societies is contin
uing with members of the alumni
groups of the Friars and Julius
Caesars, the active organizations.
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Descendant of Zeiber Family
Acquiring Pioneer Homestead
The transfer of property from
the nearly 100-year-old Zeiber es
tate brough back memories of the
earliest Salem today.
The property, a 70-acre tract
from the original 330-acre land
claim taken by John Shuhk Zei
ber in 1851, is being purchased
by Stuart Bush, great great
grandson of Zeiber who was the
grandfather of A. N. Bush of the
present Pioneer "Trust company.
It is being acquired from a cou
sin, Mrs. -A. F.' Sersanous. the
former Eliza Nolan who also is
a direct descendant of the Zeibers,
now residing in Portland.
The tract is a mile north of Kei
zer school and near the McNary
ranch "Fircone," the present home
of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Bush and
son ASaheL
Bush sald-SallaySSe planned
to build a home fenjpii property
as soon as feasible. On it now are
two older houses one an unoc
cupied log cabin which Zeiber
ecquired from a squatter when
he took over the land claim 96
years ago, and the other a mo
dest home nearer the road con
structed for one of Zeiber's daugh
ters in the 1880s. The log cabin,
No. 21
Portland
Freight
PORTLAND, Ore, April ISMj?5)
A wage dispute between 1200
AIT'j teamsters and employers
here' today halted distribution ox
freight from docks, terminals and
warehouses and brought a quick
railroad embargo against ship
ments into Portland.
A spokesman . for the union
called the 'work stopage a "lock
out" by employers while the rep
resentative of the Employers As
sociation said the dispute was a
strike., : - :;.: " .
Most retail stores' will be with
out' new merchandise shipments
beginning Monday and railroad
officials said; the embargo on
movement of freight into the ter
minals would slash cargo to
dribble by ' Wednesday.' :
Jack . Schlaht, business; agent
for the teamsters, said negotia
tions on wages have broken down
a day increase. lie said' the best
employer, offer after two months
on the unions's demands for SI. 20
negotiations was 60 cents a day
raise. Wages now range $9.50 to
$10.63 a day. They work a six
day week and now asked over
time for work over 40 hours a
week.
Earl White, executive secretary
of the Portland Draymen's Asso
ciation, the 66 members closed
down Saturday after a "strategy
strike" was called against seven
firms was ordered Friday - night
by the union. - :
Cliildf Slain in
Own Bedroom
- MINEOLA, N.Y April. 19-WP)
Five. - year old Rosemary Fusco,
her throat ripped from ear to
ear? was found dead on her bed
room: floor, tonight. 4 ; ?
Nassau -bounty ,Districtittor-H
ney James N. Gehrig said there
was no. immediate clew to the
slayer, and the death weapon was
not found. : The child wore a
night gbwn4- V : .:f
The parents returned home to
find the child dead, Gehrig said,
and her brother, William, 9,
sleeping in another bedroom,
knew nothing-of what happened.
580 New Toll
In Texas City
TEXAS CITY, Tex Aprfl 19-(JPt-
Sullen fires . casting smoke
shadows over tired Texas City still
burned today as rescue crews
combed beaches and probed
haunted ruins of huge plants for
more bodies and found them.
Scores were found at the Mon
santo Chemical Corp. plant. Eight
more were recovered from! the
water where the Grandcamp ex
ploded four days ago and set off
the chain of blasts that killed an
estimated S0 and injured 3000
others.
. Memorial services' for the dead
were set for 6 pjn. (CST) tonight
The Texas Florists association sent
$10,000 worth of flowers, massed
choirs were to sing, and ministers
from all denominations . were to
speak. -. .
ROYAL TOUR TO END
ABOARD THE ROYAL TRAIN
in South Africa, April lSMVThe
British royal family's two-months
tour of nearly 10,000 miles by raiL
automobile and air in the Union
of South Africa ends tomorrow
with the return to Capetown, r
with its halr-piank : floors; was
re-sided - years ago and its logs
are hidden. u
John Shunk Zeiber came to
Oregon from Maryland, where he
was a newspaper editor; and
chose the Keizer-district tract for
his home because he was more
interested in its picturesque woods
than be was in farming. Its at
tractiveness was further en
hanced a quarter of a century
ago when specie of many Oregon
trees were planted in a veritable
"soldiers' row to honor each one
of the Zeiber family's male de
scendants Who served in World
War I. J . ' -
Many a saga has grown out of
the. pioneer land holding. During
the early" part of the Civil war,
considerable controversx . .arose
when Zeiber because of his long
residence in Maryland sided
with the confederacy and ran up
a rebel flag from the highest tree
on his place. The oft-told story
has it that the flag later was tak
en down when feelings rah higher
as the war progressed.
4 The 70-acre site has long been
regarded as among the most at
tractive, in the entire valley.
Tied
Up
M
urray,
FirmTalk
On Issues-.
Union, Company
Silent; 'Sources'
Say Raise. Set
PITTSBURGH. April 19 -JP)
Private contract discussions at top.
level Today resulted in reports
that a wage agreement, had been
reached . between the U. S. Steel
Corporation and the ClO-United
Steelworkers. r '
These reports, lacking official'
confirmation, stemmed from man . -to-man
discussions betweeen CIO
Prsident Philip Murray and Vice
President ? John A. Stephens . tf
the steel -corporation.
Tbeir talks, begun yesterday.
caught t the . union's . executive
board by surprise and caused a
one-day postponement of a meet .
ing of the board as its members
gathered in a hotel room, today..
The meeting was re-scheduled for
If 30 a. m. tomorrow. . , ? .
. Dow Jones & Col business new
agency, said the wage agreement
had been reached, quoting "usual,
ly authoritative circles."
Nathing te Say- .
Both the union and the corpor
ation reported they had "nothing
to say,' but a corporation spokes- -
man said this meant the firm Was
"neither confirming nor denying ,
the report." -
The basis of settlement. Dow.
Jones said, "without official con
firmation" generally fits the pat
tern of the increases granted CIO
United Electrical Workers by Gen
eral Motors Corp. and Westing
house Electric Corp. These raise
are the equivalent of 15 cents
hourly.
Only Definite Flrare
. A 23-cent hourly raise demand
asked of Jones & Laughlin Steel
Corp, fourth largest producer it
the nation, is the only definite
wage figure yet made known in
industry negoUations. A J. & L
spokesman said the 23 cents "cov
ert a lot of other things besides
a raise, presumably holiday pay
and some adjustments in current
levels : y . - , -
. The industry's current baio
hourly rate Is 93 V cents. The
raise given Westinghouse workers
lifts the 'hourly average in that,
firm's plants to about S lJS'a.- .
Board Okelis
Woodburii Bid
The . States Board of Control
Saturday awarded the : contract
for construction of a segregation
cottage at the Oregon State Trains
ing School near. Woodburn to V.
C. Smith, Incorporated, on their;
low bid of $171,744.
It is to be a one-story eoncreta
Structure with brick facing, ami
rigid asbestos shingle roof with
individual rooms for thirty boys.
It also will contain class rooms,
office for doctor and psychologist, '
and a dining room.
Bids are to be opened on May
2 by the Board of Control for
a Treatment" Hospital at the Ore-
gon State Hospital and a custo
dial building at the Cottage Farm
of the Hospital.
Merger Talk
Various aspects ' of a- propoeedj
merger of West Salem and Salem,
will be discussed at two meetings
Tuesday evening of the Salem
council's special committee- and
of the West Salem council. -
Statements from Salem City
Manager J. L. Franzen -and front
West - Salem . Mayor Walt Mus
grave Saturday told of the meet
ings; scheduled for 5 p. m. in City
Manager Franzen's office and fee
7:30 pjn, at the ; West Salem
city. hall.-- 'V . ,: '
I Representing West Salem w ill
be Mayor Musgrave, Councilman)
Earl Burk. Chester Douglas, Roy
Stevens, Dr. A. F. G ff rier, Don
Kuhn and Clay Heie and City
Attorney Elmer Cook. .
The Salem committee consists
of Alderman David O'Hara. Fran
zen and City Attorney Chris J,
Kowitz. - . ,
Hugh Lovell Wins :i
Mrr.FclIowship j
Ibigh G. Lovell,' son of Mr. andl
Mrs. R. I. Lovell of route 3, Sa
lem and a senior honor student
in the department of government
at Pamona college, Clare mont,
Califs has been awarded a $10O
fellowship for study of economics
and social sciences at- the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology
for the 1947-48 term of study.
Lovell plans to begin" a three
year course of study in industrial
relations at MIT for his Ph. D de
gree, the Pamona college new
service announced. 1
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