The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 13, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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TO RECAST (from U. S. leather
bureau. McNary ifield. Salem): Contin
ued fair and waiira today, tonight and
Thursday. High today near 80: low to
meht near 55. Excellent weather for
almost all farm Activities.
99th YEAR
The Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, July 13. 1949
No. 116
congress hesitates
over a iaDor
a lanor diu wnicn reim
limited use of the injunctive pow
er in crisis-strikes the labor gov
ernment in Britain has invoked
royal proclamation to break the
dockworkers' strike " in London.
The king's decree recognizes a
state of national emergency and
vests the government with 19
drastic powers to use in dealing
with the strike. The labor (social
ist) government is the first to
call for such a proclamation since
the general strike in 3926 whim
led to anti-union legislation" by
The government has power un
der the proclamation to draft
civilians but not the strikers to
unload and load the ships. It can
use soldiers, and already 2,000
soldiers, sailors and marines have
been moved into the dock area.
Last week some were used to,
unload perishables.
As with injunctions in the
United States, strikers are not
permitted to interfere with work
ers, and police are given bropd
authority to arrest persons sus
pected of trying to block work
at the docks.
The dock strike had gone on for
two weeks, and Britain, which
ives tby shipping, was getting
desperate. Food was badly need
ed; and empty ships were needed
to carry away exports. The strike
was a wildcat strike, which be
gan over a jurisdictional dispute
between, two Canadian sailors'
unions. Prime Minister Attlee de
clared it was communist inspired,
part of the
(Continued on editorial page)
While our
School Merger Vote
Okeh for Hayesville
- An election to consolidate Hayesville with Ihe Salem school dis
trict was authorized Tuesday night by the local school board.
Possibility that Hayesvillemight come into ' he Salem school sys
tem this September, was seen in the board's deci: ion to set an election
date as early as possible after the necessary Hayesville petitions clear
iha Atintw unhA vffiji ' i'
The proposed consolidation was
advanced by Hayesville school di
rectors and recently was endorsed
by a public meeting of Hayesville
residents, trie Salem board was
told last night by Superintendent
Frank H. Bennett.
In other Salem school business,
the resignation of William Kidwell,
director of special education, was
accepted and assurances were re
ceived from Contractor Henry G.
Carl that .work will be rushed on
new schools at Capltola and Four
Corners as soon as the gravel
strike, a few materials tie-ups and
tewage plant approval by the state
art cleared.
Superintendent Bennett in dis
cussing the Hayesville request not
ed that local junior high schools
would be able to absorb 7th and
8th graders from Hayesville with
out adding teachersor overcrowd
ing. This in turn would alleviate
overcrowding in the four - room
Hayesville school.
Bennett said consolidation by
Hayesville would have no affect on
the Salem school budget for the
coming year. The Hayesville dis
trict Is debt-free and much of the
property it serves is already sub
urban in character, board members
pointed out.
The board agreed the ballot
should stipulate that the $4,000 re
serve fund which Hayesville dis
trict now has. would be used only
for Hayesville improvements in
the event of consolidation.
Kidwell informed the board in a
letter he would become assistant
psychology professor and director
of appointments at San Diego state
college, where he Is now doing
summer work to complete a doc
torate. (Additional school news page 2)
Log Misliap Kills
Grand Ronde iMan
WILLAMINA. July -(Special)-
Jack Kenworthy. 2?, Grand
Ronde. wa killed in the woods
near here Monday when a log !
rolled over him.
He was werking for his father,
A. JKenworthy,rwhen the acci- j
dent occurred. He had been dis-i
charged from the army only three
weeks ago Survivors are his !
"parents. ' j
The Sheridan , mortuary is in!
charge of funeral arrangements, j
Animal Crackers
you re out
of thts
Tr u hi a n
President Trujman tried to avert
a steel strike! without using the
Taft-Hartley jact today but the
U. S. Steel and Republic Steel
corporations jflatly rejected the
plan. j
The president asked both sides
to continue operations for 60 day
beyond the Saturday strike dead
line or unjjil September 14
while a special board studied the
dispute and jnade recommenda
tions, jj
Benjamin Fairless, U. S. Steel
president wired the president
that the Taft-Hartley act is ap
plicable to tlie present situation
that it does riot permit boards to
make recommendations, and that
"we are unwilling to go outside
of that statute."
Republic sent a similar tele
gram, addingjj "We can not agree
to be a : parry to any procedure
which is outside the scope of such
law." i , jj
The Bethlehem Steel company
followed sui
giving much the
same reasons
It was not;
now would
whether the!
continue its. strike plan or wheth
er it would j decide to postpone
the strike.
New Revenues
To Be Sought
In Tak Study
A new stuidy of Oregon's taxa
tion system Jwill be made by six
state officials and reported to the
1951 legislature, the board of
control decided Tuesday.
An equitable tax system with
possible ne sources of revenue
was the general purpose of the
study as apjproved by the board.
Appointed tb carry out the study
were the three state tax commis
sioners and Budget Director Har
ry DormanJChief Auditor Sephus
Starr and Deputy Treasurer Fred
Paulus j
The committee may work inde
pendently Or with a legislative
interim comjmittee. The study was
proposed byj State Treasurer Wal
ter Pearson and approved by
Gov. Douglas McKav and Secre
tary of State Earl f. Newbry.
They agreed the tax .studv
should include comparison of
present Ofegon
taxation with
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an equitable and understandable
system, placing of as many reve- I
nues as ptesible in the general i
The board also .directed that1
this independent report be free
from Inflneice of pressure groups
and outside! interests.
j Iri other action, the board of
j control cal ed fori an immediate
'survey of state institutions and
1 department - regarding, budget
i ronditl&ns. jj Secretary of State
j Newbry safy current price reduc-
tions In mny lines may enable
state activities to operate at less
than their legislative approprn
. tions.
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Reutlier A.ain
UAW President
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. July 12-,',
Walter Reijther was elected todav
to his third term as CIO United
Auto Wprkers president.
The union's other three top
officers wire swept back in at
the same time at the UAW con
vention. ?
ra n raw! h ir
jed chieftain was W. G. Grant.
former hed of the big Fo'd
local 600 at Detroit. Grant was
the nominee of the left-wing Pro
gressive upity caucus.
Other Encumbents reelected
were y Secretary-Treasurer Emii
Mazey and;: Vice Presidents John
W. Livingston and Richard T.
ADAMS j Ore., July 12-ip)-A
welder's trch started a fire) that
ate througjh a garage, part of the
postoffice, the roofs of two houses
and a quirter-mile of grassland
last night
(Scot. 1 to July 131
Thi Yr i Last Year Normal
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By Franklin Arthur and
Bill Becker
LOS ANGELES, July 12-(P)-Minutes
after the pilot radioed
word of a terrific fight aboard, a
non-scheduled C-46 airliner crash
ed and exploded in flames : today
in the rugged Santa Susana moun
tains, killing 35 persons.
Fourteen others miraculously
were still alive nine hours after
the big twin-engine plane plowed
into a hill at about the 1,800-foot
Passengers gave varying ac
counts of the fight between two
men which started about an hour
and a half before the plane was
due to. land at Long Beach j What
happened during 25 hectic min
utes between the pilot's call for
police aid and the crash was a
mystery that civil aeronautics in
vestigators were probing tonight.
One Account Discredited
"Everybody was jumpy, because
we had a very Vough trip, very
bumpy," said a survivor, Mrs.
Judy Frost. She said the fight did
not last long and was stopped by a
stewardess who reseated the men,
away from each other.
An unidentified woman who
died shortly after the crash was
quoted by Det. Douglas C. Ingram
of the Los Angeles police a say
ing one of the passengers knocked
the co-pilot into the controls and
jammed them, causing the crash.
Ingram said she was "obviously
delirious," however, and his ques
tioning of other survivors discre
dited the storyv '
Shortly before the crash the
plane headed; Into XSog barjkas
sengers reported.
Line Ordered to Quit
Standard Airlines of Long Beach,
operator of the plane, recently had
been ordered by the civil aeronau
tics board to get out of business
next week for regulation viola
tions. Bits of bodies, baggage and air
craft were strewn over a 400-foot
area on the boulder and mesquite
roughened slope. Another 175 feet
and the plane would have cleared
the top.
Standard officials rechecked
their passenger list to show 49
Few Victims Identified
Among the victims, (although
still not positively identified) were
a Long Beach mother, Mrs. Shir
ley Frese, and her two children,
Roberta, 12, and infant Billy. A
navy man, Linton M. Bartscheck,
his wife and their 3-year-old son
also perished.
Nine-year-old Harold Schwartz
of Brooklyn, N.Y.. coming out for
a west coast vacation, was another
The crash occurred at 7:40 a.m.
(PST), about 25 minutes after
Pilot Roy G. White, former Amer
ican and Royal Canadian air forces
flier, reported the fight to the
control tower at Lockheed air
port, Burbank. and asked permis
sion to land at Burbank, 15 miles
closer to his position than Long
IIyterical Man Blamed
The figt started, some survivors
reported, after one passenger, be
coming hysterical during a violent
lightning storm, finally was quiet
ed. Although stories varied in some
particulars, the concensus was that
the hysterical passenger, smoking
cigaiets in an endless chain, was
rebuked by a fellow ussenger for
blowing smoke in his fae.
Survivors said the men traded
punci - ai d voweo they would
settle their diffeienoes when thev
landed. Both were am-mg the ie
The Lockheed control tower,
Burbank. said the ill-fated plane
circled that field once. The pilot
was told that other planes were
coming in and he was not to 'and
then. When the airline failed to
return at the specified time, the
tower operators asked the pilot of
a California airliner to make ob
servations. The pilot did, and spot
ted the burning plane.
Five persons, one a girl with
her foot torn off, had stumbled 300
yards down the rocky slope to a
fire road. j
, Fire crews aided by patchy
early morning fog, succeeded in
-extinguishing the blaze quickly.
Even so, most of the fuselage was
The right wing bad been torn
off when it clipped a rock on the
edge of a small ridge. Bodies were
thrown 50 feet.
Reappointment; of Harold Lar
son, as a member of the advisory
council to the ! state board of
health on hospital licensing, was
announced Tuesday by Gov.
Douglas McKay.! His term covert
four years.
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Demolished Death Plane Burns on California Hillside
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Portland Newsman Victim of
BOMBAY. July 12 Four of the
near here are shovn as they interviewee we suuaauoi
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Docks Seized;
Walkout Grows
LONDON. July 12-yP-Britain's
labor government formally seized
j the port of London today to force
a showdown with striking aocx
workers, but the wildcat walkout
A five-man emergency commit
tee, armed with extraordinary
powers, was appointed to run the
docks on behalf of the nation.
As army and navy reinforce
ments moved in. hundreds of dock
workers joined the work stoppage,
which the government blames on
communist agitation. Strike lead
ers deny they are communists.
Fire District Petitions
In for South of Salem
Petitions asking formation of a
Liberty-Salem Heights rural fire
protection distript south of Salem
were, filed with the Marion coun
ty clerk Tuesday.
The petitions were sent to the
county assessor to check whether
they are signed by 25 per cent
of qualified! property owners in
the district.!
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American newspapermen! reported dead today In crash t DuUh airliner
If to rlrttt irf I lur M I.TBlKe.
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Santiam Hatchery
Work Inaugurated
DETROIT. July 12 -(Special
Gaasland Construction company.
Bellincham. Wash., has started
work on the North Santiam river
salmon hatchery near Marion
Forks and the projiect wilL be
completed in about seven irjomns.
Also started is the U. S. en
gineers' office at the Detroit dam
site. The wOrk is befng done by
Rushlite Automatic! Sprinkler
company, and will be completed
about November 1.
There Are Lots of Salems
In fact, more than a score of them. Right now, it ap
pears Salem. Ore., is the largest - - although Salem, Mass.,
may still contest that honor in the next federal census.
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Anyway, The Statesman has felt that we'd like to know
more about oui- other Salems. With that in mind. Erie
Bergman, former full-time Statesman editorial staff mem
ber, is on a nation-wide tour. He'll stop in at least 10 of
the Salems and report in writing and pictorially what he
His first story, on: Salem, Utah, will appear in The
Statesman's feature section next Sunday.
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and picture mUo on pace 14.)
iDulles Backs
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) Atlantic Fact
his first senate speech. Senator
Dulles (R-NY) said today thaV
failure to ratify the North Atlantic
treaty would immediately "re
vive the communist offensive
against western Europe."
The New Yorker declared the
12-nation treaty is vital to keep
Germany from turning toward
a Soviet alliance.
Truman Speech
Tonight Set
Oh Economy .
WASHINGTON, July 12 - (VP) -President
Truman talked business
with Budget Director Frank Pace
today as he polished up the radio
message he scheduled tomorrow
night to explain the new economic
course he has charted for the na
tion. Pace kept mum on the subject of
their conference.
The lawmakers indicated that
they may give the slow signal to
other phases of the economic pro
gram the president outlined yes
terday in a major reversal of the
direction of administration, finan
cial policies. While they generally
cheered his retreat on the income
tax front, key leaders predicted
there would be no early action to
lift excise levies on transportation
as he requested.
Although the WTute House did
not indicate exactly what Mr ..Tru
man will say in tomorrow night's
radio speech (7 JO p. m., POT), his
nationwide broadcast is expected
to hammer hard on the theme that
the country's economy is basically
strong and requires only faith, co
operation and action to boost it
over the hump to new peaks of
The address of President Tru
man will be broadcast over radio
KSLM at 8 o'clock tonight (day
light time).
Pension Ballot
Claimed Sure
PORTLAND. July 12-CffV-Joe E.
Dunne said today that enough
signatures have been certified to
assure that the legislature's old
age pension bill will be submitted
to referendum.
Dunne, sponsor of the old age
group, said that 16,981 signatures
have been certified with the dead
line three days away. Only 15,920
are needed.
The daylight saving referendum
was still ,5,000 names short, but
sponsors . said they thought - they
had enough more signatures ready
for checking to meet requirements.
The house un-American activities
committee rejected today a repub
lican bid for immediate reopening
of the Hiss-Chambers case. Actu
ally, the committee left the door
open for reconsideration by saying
it wasn't going to call any wit
nesses at this time."
o ureeon
Men Dejad
i i
On Tour
By The AsaocUtad frf
BOMBAY, India. July )2 Thir
teen American neWs coffreF pend
ents flying home from a yix-week
tour of Indonesia berishied today
in a plane crash. j;
One of them was.-a wofnan. The
crash killed a total -of 45 ptrson.
(Three Oregon men wrfre killed.
Details on page I4.)j
A 14th American! tha ?Iew Ytik
public relations mat who sponsor
ed the Indonesian tour In coope r
ation with the Dutch government,
was among the dead.
Their big KLM i(Rotl Dutch
airlines) Constellation w4s circling
in a blinding; mon.'bo"n rjaiivfn mi
attempt to land at Santa sCruz hir
field. 15 miles north off Bombay,
when It crashed and bprncd on
800-foot high G h a t k ojp a r hilL
about four miles ttt the faM.
Prise Winners Aboard f
The bylines and? broadca.-ts cf
the correspondents; were' familiar
to thousands of readers ajid listen
ers. Among them yere tiivo Pulit
zer prize winners' jThe Amencan
consulate listed thsm. j
H. R. Kniokericker, 1 5 1 . riidio
commentator for WDR, ittw Yoik,
formerly with I r.tof nation. 1 News
Service. Philadelphia PijUio Led
ger, Chicago Sun' and! Newnfc
Morning Ledger, a War irre-oii-dent
in Ethiopia. I Spaip, China,
Europe and North Africi. a Pulit
zer prize winner tri 1930
S. Burton Hea'h,;50,
Enterprise association, formerly of
the Associated Press, New York
World -Telegram, and Hurlinton,
Vt.. Free Press, ajwinijer ol tle
1939 Pultizer prize fori domes tie
reporting. !j f
Charles Gratke.548, fbreign ed
itor of the Christiih Scilmt Mon
itor. -I
Miss Elsie Dick, director of worn
en's, religious and educational pro
grams for Mutual Broadcasting
System, formerly with New Yoik
er Magazine and House Beautiful.
Nat Barrows. 49; Chicago Di.ily
News, formerly with the Hi ton
Globe, a veteran reporter of South
America, European arid United
Nations Affairs whose reporting
was cited last Ma by Sjigma Dl
ta Chi, national journalistic fia
ternity, as the outstanding oili
of the year.
Bertram Dyer Hulen,60. Wash
ington staff of the New York
Times, formerly of the lAssotiMt-d
Press and Springfield, jIMass., le
publican. William H. New ton Scnjps
Howard Newspaper Alliann. a
correspondent in E u f o p e and
China. .-! . I
John Werkley, )8. Time maga
zine, formerly of the jNew Yorl
Herald Tribune, Aisociated Piy
Patterson, N. J., Evening New
and Daily Oklahoman. 1
George L. Moorad, i 41, rdi
commentator for KGW Portland,
Oregon. f
Thomas A. Falcb, 39j Washing
ton staff of Business Week n.bga
zine. I I
Fred Colvig, 36, Denier Pot.
James Branyan, 3l Houston
Post, formerly of the Atlanta
Georgian, Beaumont, Tex., Journal
and International News; Service.
Vincent Mahoney, 47 San Fran
cisco Chronicle. Formerly with the
Associated Press, United Pre- a.
New York News.;r
The tour conductor as Lynn O.
Mahan, 40, vice president of the
public relations firm if Theodor
Swanson and CoNewYork, who
had worked on several newspa
pers, i '
1$ Other Passengers
The other dead, according to the
best information here, included 20
passengers and 11 KLM employee.
The passengers were IT Dutch, twe
Chinese and one Britoh.
Two other merfibersJof the cor
respondents' group, William R.
Mathews, publisher of he Arizorta
Star at Tucson, and Mrs. Dorothy
Brandon of the New York Herald
Tribune, were not or the plane
because they had decidtd to return
by other routes, j? I
KLM officials! at The Hague,
said their first impression from re
ports at the scene was that the
crash was caused, by bad weather
conditions. I ;
PORTLAND, 4uly 2 -VP- Fu
neral services Will be held her
Thursday for Tbeodoe Osmond,
69, vice president, of fthe Oregon
Pulp and Paper company and tb
Columbia River paper mill. He
died here yesterday.
At Salem 2. Wee tehee 1
At Vancouver . Victoria I
At Taeocna . Brmertaa 1 1
At Yakima 10. Srokane T
American Leaf a II. NaUonal lesgu