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Republicans In House Group
Try Surprise Move lo End
Hearings on Truman Bill.
Washington, Jan. 17 (U.R)
The house labor committee by a
tie vote today rejected a surprise
Republican motion to approve
President Truman's labor bill
without further hearines.
The bill would meet Mr. Tru
man's request for fact-finding
boards with statutory authority
and permit them to subpoena
mrnnv records. It also wuuld
provide a cooling-off period of
30 days in laDor disputes.
7 to 7 Tie
Tk. nmmittee vote on the mo
tion for immediate approval was
7-7, with all Rcpuoncans present
supporting the motion. It was
offered by nep. um ollu
R Ind., during committee hear
ings on an entirely different sub-
Landis said mai controversial
provisions of the bill the sub
poena authority and the cooling
off period could be taken up
later- , , .
Democratic members charged
that Landis motion was out of
order, and was "hasty and ill
advised." Republican House Leader Jos
epn W. Martin, Jr., Mass., mean
while put the labor problem at
the top of the Republican list
for quick congressional action.
Speed Demand Ignored
Democratic congressional lead
ers did not appear to be impres
sed by general Republican de
mands lor more speedy consid
eration of the problem. At the
present pace of procedure neith
er the house nor senate is likely
to have a chance to debate spe
cific labor legislation before
Feb. 1.
.... . ,
Washington, Jan. 17 U.R
The sena'e today voted to take
up at once a bill to create a
permanent fair employ me nt
practices commission. The vote
was 49 to 17.
The motion was made by Sen.
Dennis Chavez, D., N. M. South
ern Democrat voted against
bringing the controversial meas
ure up for debate. They have
threatened to filibuster against
the bill.
President Truman, despite the
southern opposition, has repeat
edly urged passage of the bill.
Sen. Walter E. George, D..
Ga., criticized Mr. Truman and
the Democratic party for bring
ing up the FEPC bill at this time.
Party Criticized
"I criticize the Democratic
party," he shouted, "for bring
ing it up under the explicit con
dition that no controversial mat
ters would be brought up at this
"My party can take whatever
course it will but there are men
on this side (Democratic) who
are free men. They will not fol
low the party whip.
"I serve notice that if the
president has nothing more im
portant to submit to the Ameri
can people in a time of industrial
crisis than this bill, then I must
say to him I shall follow the best
course I know.
"If this is all that Harry Tru
man has to offer, then God help
the Democratic party" yelled
He wavtd his arms and his
locks of white hair flapped up
and down.
Nightingale Club
Destroyed By Fire
Fire about 6 a. m. today com
pletely destroyed the Nightin
gale Club, located on the Crater
Lake highway near the Big Y
Market. One small compressor
was all that was saved, accord
ing to G. H. Johnson and Sam
Mete, owners. The club, under
construction, was to have open
ed in about two weeks. Cause
of the blaze was undetermined.
The loss was partially covered
by Insurance.
Sign of the tinier '
Pearl and Ned CovorcJalc de
ciding to go into the real estate
business after being offered
sums up to S2.000 above the
price cf a house which they
didn't even own yet, the offers
starting to come in while they
were making their first inspec
tion and continuing even while
they r'K their John Henrys on
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United Press Full Leased Wire
Fortieth Year
Kimmel Claims Simple Jap Device
Wrecked U. S. Fleet in Pearl Harbor
Washington. Jan. 17 (U.R)
Sen. Homar Ferguson, R.,
Mich., today requested that
former British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill be asked
to appear as a witness before
the Pearl Harbor investigat
committee. Washington, Jan. 17 (U.R)
Adm. Husband E. Kimmel said
today the Japanese aerial torpe
does that wrecked his fleet in
Pearl Harbor were a simple de
vice which "the best brains of
our navy department" had been
unable to produce.
Seth W. Richardson, counsel
for the Pearl Harbor committee,
said the Japanese merely at
tached wooden fins to standard
torpedoes to make them useful
in the shallow water of Pearl
U. S. Experts Failed
Navy witnesses have testified
that it was the plane-launched
torpedoes which caused the most
damage to the fleet in the Dec.
7, 1941 attack.
Richardson asked Kimmel for
his estimate of the Japanese suc
cess in developing such a weap
on. "It was a device which all the
best brains of our navy depart
ment had been unable to arrive
at," Kimmel said.
"When you see the solution It
is simple ... it was a device
which the Japanese discovered
and our own people had been
unable to discover."
Kimmel denied Richardson's
suggestion that he subordinated
security to training after receipt
of war warnings from Washing
ton. "I took the steps which I
thought advisable and' which I
thought the situation demand
ed," Kimmel responded.
"It put you on a training basis
rather than an alert," Richard
son said.
Fleet On Alert
"No," Kimmel insisted. "The
fleet was on the alert at that
Richardson showed Kimmel a
navy dispatch dated April 1,
1941, in which the chief of na
val operations warned that "past
experience shows the axis pow
ers often begin activities in a
particular field on Saturdays and
Arrest of two 17-year-old Med
ford boys was made Monday
night by city police and the boys
are in the county jail awaiting
hearings on car theft and bur
g'ary. According to the officers, both
have confessed stealing a car
Jan. 11, driving it to Butte Falls,
where they entered a pool hall,
taking wine, cigarettes and oth
er articles, including $10 cash,
and returning it to North Cen
tral avenue from where it was
Confession was also made to
taking a second car Jan. 12, be
longing to H. L. Nichols, 609
West Second street, and driving
it around the country before re
turning it to place of theft, ac
cording to officers.
Police said the youths also ad
mitted prowling cars about the
Betty Johnson, 15, .
Reported Missing
Reported to city police today
as missing since noon yesterday
was Betty J. Johnson, 15. daugh
ter of A. H. Johnson, route 3.
box 195. Police were told the
airl was last seen at noon yes
terday and was wearing a light
green tweed suit, pink blouse
and tan coat.
She is five feet three inches
tall with brown hair and eyes.
Washington, Jan. 17 U.R
Here's the chance for you rail
road fans to buy a locomotive
but you may have to enlarge
your living room a bit to accom
modate it. The war assets cor
poration announced today that
it has placed seven locomotives,
complete with coal tenders, on
sale at its Portland, Ore., office.
The state of Wyoming stands
ceond in wool production in
Uie Ufiited SUM
Sundays or on national holidays
of the country concerned."
Kimmel pointed out that the
dispatch was addressed to com
manders of the various naval dis
tricts, not to fleet commanders.
He said he never saw the dis
patch before Pearl Harbor. But,
he added:
"I didn't feel then that an at
tack on Saturday or Sunday was
more likely and today I think
it was no more than a coinci
dence that the attack came on
a Sunday."
A group of men, including F
W. Cater of the United States
geological survey, succeeded In
reaching the rim of Crater Lake
Tuesday and established Cater,
with food and supplies. In the
park lode from where he will
observe the lake for signs of re
curring volcanic activity it was
announced by E. P. Leavitt,
Crater Lake park superintend
ent, yesterday. The trip was
made by sno-cat and news of
their safe arrival was radioed
back yesterday.
The Instrument which Cater
hopes to install in the lake to
measure sounds from the lake
floor was .lot taken into the park
on the first trip but will be tak
en later if it is decided feasible
to make the Installation now,
Leavitt stated. Cater was accom
panied by J. Carlyle Crouch,
chief ranger; Daryl Palmer,
equipment operator, and Paul
Herron, former mechanic and
boat operator for the Crater
Lake park company.
Danger Present
Crouch, Palmer and Herron
are all familiar with both win
ter and summer conditions in the
park, Leavitt said, and their
opinion of the feasibility of in
stalling the sound equipment
now will be considered. Since
the park has already experienc
ed an unusually heavy snow fall,
it may be considered too dan
gerous to attempt taking the in
strument down the steep walls
of the crater, according to the
If the plan is delayed until
spring, the navy may cooperate
in the project, Leavitt declared,
since the equipment to be used
is similar to mine-locating in
struments being developed by
the navy. The instrument is said
to be a drum-shaped affair at
tached to about 1,500 feet of
cable. Ground end of the cable
would be attached to a recording
drum which must be watched
daily, Leavitt states.
Heavy Snow
The men reported by radio
that they found more than ten
feet of snow at Annie Spring.
Crouch, Palmer and Herron are
expected back in Medford to
night, and will bring with mem
snow measurements taken at I
Dark headquarters
Trial runs with the sno-cat
were made from Union Creek
for a few days before the trip
to the lake rim was attempted.
Geologist Cater was sent here
several weeks ago after federal
agency heads decided to investi
gate reports last summer of a
cloud of smoke or gas hovering '
over the iake waters.
New Automobiles
$41 to $117 More
On Latest Listing
Washington, Jan. 17 U.R)
Motorists will pay from $41 to
S117 more than in 1942 for 32
new 1946 automobile models
for which ceiling prices have
been set by OPA.
The latest prices, issued yes
terday, included the first speci
fic ceilings on 28 new model
Plymouth. Chrysler. Dodge and
DcSoto cars. It also covered
four additional Ford models.
All prices are FOB Detroit.
They do not include federal ex
cise taxes, transportation or
handling charges. They also ex
clude optional equipment such
br-ater, radios and grill
guards. - "
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Leader Says Time for Mass
Protests Now Past; Three
GIs Confined in Honolulu.
Washington, Jan. 17 (U.R)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
will explain the army's de
mobilization program to the
nation at 6 p. m. PST tomor
row in a 15-minute broadcast
over Columbia Broadcasting
Washington, Jan. 17 (U.R)
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower re
vealed tody that he has order
ed all army theater commanders
to forbid further mass demobili
zation demonstrations by sol
diers. Eisenhower told a senate sub
committee on demobil i z a t i o n
that this did not preclude in
dividual complaints.
"But the time for mass dem
onstrations is past," he said.
"With publication of the
army's demobilization policy,
demonstrations could serve no
useful purpose."
Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, U.
S. commander in Europe, already
has issued an order forbidding
further mass demonstrations.
Threa Confined
In Honolulu, three enlisted
men were confined to quarters
today pending investigation of
activities In behalf ot speedy de
mobilization since point score
reductions were announced Tues
day. Lt. Gen. R. C. Richardson,
Jr., mid-Pacific army command
er, told his officers that "further
agitation" in behalf of demobili
zation "will not be tolerated."
Eisenhower's testimony before
the senate subcommittee came as
the committoe chairman, Sen.
Edwin C. Johnson, D., Colo.,
suggested raising the draft age
limit and reducing physical
qualifications in order to draft
men to replace combat veterans.
(Eisenhower told congress that
the war department has ordered
that all enlisted men with 45
points or two and a half years
service either be discharged or
aboard ship returning home by
April 30. This will be reduced
to 40 points or two years of serv
ice by June 30. He said it was
Impossible to release two-year
men by March 20.)
Norman J. Nutter, eight, son
of C. W. Nutter, 1114 Stevens
street, was reported recovering
at Osteopathic clinic today from
skull fracture, abrasions and
severe ligament strain sustained
yesterday about 5 p. m. when
hp ran bpfnre an auto operated
by John Olson, 906 Sunset ave-
nue. according to a report from
local police and the attending
The boy ran into the street
near 830 Crater Lake avenue
and was struck by Olson's car.
which was traveling south, police
Sacred Heart hospital attend
ants said today that Jimmie Den-
nis, 11. who was struck by an
auto driven by Leland Breed
love at the intersection of 11th
and Holly streets Jan. 5, is still
unconscious and his condition re
mains unchanged.
Another Clue Fades
In Kidnap Slaying
Chicago, Jan. 17 (U.R) An
other lead in the kidnapslaying
of Suzanne Degnan dissolved to
day after police released Dcscrc
Smet, 35 year-old janitor, rear
rested on the testimony of a
Smut was released after!
Gloria Williams, also known as
Patricia Johnson, 22, was unable
to identify him as the man she
claimed to have overheard in a
Chicago tavern talking about a
$20,000 job."
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Britain Offers to Put Three
African Mandates Under
United Nations Trustee.
London. Jan. 17 (U.R) The
United Nations today received
an offer from Britain to put
three African mandates under
UNO trusteeship and a proposal
by Jan Masaryk of Czcehoslova
kia for UNO control of the en
tire world armaments industry.
Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin
said preliminary negotiations
had started for Tanganyika, the
Cameroons and Togoland to pass
into UNO trusteeship from the
status of British mandates.
Eloquent Plea
Bevin also announced that
Transjordania may soon be de
clared independent and reserved
a pronouncement on Palestine
until the Anglo-American in
quiry is finished.
Masaryk followed Bevin to
the rostrum with an eloquent ap
peal for the United Nations to
control all means for war in
cluding the "latest devastating
"May 1 add here in all humil
ity but with profound convic
tion express hope that not one
particle of uranium (basic ma
terial for the atom bombs) pro
duced in Czechoslavakia will
evor be used for wholesale de
struction and annihilation,". Mas
aryk said.
Would Protect Science
Masaryk urged UNO protec
tion for science against abuse of
its progress for political or mili
taristic schemes.. He proposed
UNO regional centers for social
and economic problems, UNO
presentation for trade unions
and a speedy international solu
tion of the Jewish problem.
Bevin made a strong plea for
the UNO to outlaw war through
justice and pledged Britain's
wholehearted efforts to make
the organization successful.
British commonwealth nconles
have been engaged in battle one
day in every three during the
past 30 years, Bevin said.
And for what purpose? For
gains for themselves? No. For
aggrandisement? No. But only
lo uctcat those who would de
stroy liberty and would harness
the soul of man to a pernicious
Diamond Match Co.
Seeking Plant Site
That large industrial concerns
arc interested in prospects of the
llogue river valley as a plant lo
cation is revealed in a report
mat inc uiamond Match com-
pany has made inquiry at Cen-
tral Point and Rogue River.
Unofficial reports indicate that
the firm is seeking a 10-acre
tract in the valley. Exact nature
of the type of property sought
was not stated.
It is also reported in Central
Point that Dul'ont chemical rep
resentatives have inquired re
garding possibilities for their
company there.
Meat Strikes To Have Little
Effect On Supply Locally
Valley housewives will prob-iter houses, but tliiit supplies of
ably find local supplies of beef, cured and canned meats arc ob-
veal and lamb unaffected, at
least for a time, by the present
strike of meat handlers em
ployed by the nation's four
largest packing firms, but the
already small supplies of fresh
pork, ham, bacon, other cured
meats and of margarine will
probably become even more dif
ficult to obtain. This was the
opinion of local meat dealers
polled this morning, but all rc-
furled that no exact information
had been received by dealers
here as to which plants on the
coast might be affected and to
what extent.
It was pointed out that valley
meat retailers obtain a large
share of their beef, veal and
lamb from local sources, patron-
i iuu& unall packa aad ilausii-
United Press Full
Packer Tie up Blocks Chicago Streets
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(Acme Telrphato)
Striking meat workers block traffic nt entrance to Chtctico stockyards as
35.000 workers there and 300,000 throUHhout the nation stop work, despite
urging of Government officials to postpone strike. The walkout, which
threatens to shut off most ot Uie nation's meat supply. Is largest slngls
work stoppage since pre-war days.
Ashlund, Jan, 17 Articles of
incorporation have been filed by
the Rogue Valley Broadcasting
Co., Inc., with M. S. Hamaker,
H. H. Hlld, R. E. Dodge, R. R.
Peck and F. J. Van Dyke named
as directors. The incorporation
is unlimited with a capital stock
of $50,000.
General business of the radio
station will be rental of wire
facilities and "the sending of
music, speech and pictures from
one source to another."
A spokesman for the firm said
construction of a broadcasting
station would be started immedi
ately if and when a permit from
the Federal Communications
commission is received.
It is (he plan of tho corpora
tion to reach the entire Rogue
River Valley.
The request is the second ap-
plicalion for a broadcasting per
mit to be made here recently.
Los Angeles, Jan. 17 'U.R' A
200 per cent profit was realized
j today on the sale of the Tip Top
hotel in Azusa, Cal., part of the
properly from the bankrupt cs-
tale of Arthur L. (The Voice)
Bell's Church of the Golden
The hotel for which Bell
originally puid SI5.0U0 was sold
by trustees to Hiram Eiscnstcin
for $45,000.
A bid of $375,000 for the Con
tincnlal Hotel in Los Angeles
was rejected and Ihe property
will be offered for sale again.
taincd principally from one na
tion-wide firm affected by the
strike and that in all probability
these supplies will be shortened
even more than at present.
A large share of the valley
butter supply is produced local
ly, it was said, but margarine is
imported. It was said that this
butter substitute! has been very
hard to obtain for many weeks.
Dealers were generally of the
opinion that the scope and
length of the strike would be
the determining factor and that
ii it is snort-nven, little effect
would be felt In this area.
One local alleviating factor is
the prevalence of cold storage
locker boxes filled with private
stocks of meat. This condition
tends to prevail only in rural
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"In this hour the great prob
lem of the world is to discover
the way by which men can have
liberty and also have an orderly
society" declared Dr. William
B. Lampe, St. Louis Mo., moder
ator of the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian church who
visited the Medford congrega
galion last evening. "Every
where you turn, men are grop
ing for that. The only answer Is
found within the teachings of
Protestant Chrlstianily as it has
been developed In the United
States," the moderator said.
The church head declared
that this Is the most climatic
moment In the history of the
Christian church "since the day
Jesus commissioned his dis
ciples 'to go into all the world
and preach the gospel.' "
Thousands Suffer
Dr. Lampe also spoke about
the displaced people of Europe,
slating that thousands are suf
fering more Intensely now than
they did during the Nazi dom
ination. "They are being driven
relentlessly from place to place
without food, shelter or cloth
ing, more neglected physically
by the Allied powers than they
were while slaves of Nazilsm,
Dr. I.ampe said. The moderator
presented this picture by quot
ing directly from a letter writ
ten by an eye witness and per
sonal friend now Investigating
conditions in Europe.
"These p e o p 1 e," he said,
"have no other source of helps
save that which the bounty and
generosity of America can fur
nish." Representatives from church
es nt Ashland. Phoenix, Jack
sonville, Grants Pass and Glen
dale were present for the din
ner and meeting, with about 70
persons from outside the city.
Nearly 200 In all attended. Fol
lowing dinner the Rev. Harry
Hansen, pastor ot the local
church. Introduced 'lie Rev. and
Mrs. David Barneti, Sr., Grants
Pass: the Rev. and Mrs. Edgar
of Ashland: the Rev. and Mrs.
George Shuman, Ashland; the
Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Mitch
elmore of Jacksonville and the
Rev. Harold Roberts of Med
Mrs. Lampe was presented
with a corsage and gave a brief
description of the Journey
through the southwest and up
the coast.
The dinner was planned by
the Women's association of the
Medford church with women of
Crater Lake Guild in charge nf
, )C ,jning ro0m and kitchen
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Tokyo, Jan. 17 (U.R) Allied
headquarters today ordered the
Japanese government to take
immediate steps to stamp out an
Increasing smallpox scourge by
reestablishing a compulsory na-
J Ucmwicic vacciuaUuu program.
Tear Gas and Clubs to Break
Up Lines; Kansas City
Packers Also Breached.
By United Press
Violence broke out today in
the nation's industrial crisis
which has nearlv a million work
ers and become a pressing prob
lem for administration leaders
and lawmakers in Washington.
The most serious outbreak on
the picket lines came at Los An
geles where 100 police routed
1,500 CIO electrical workers
from the gates of the V. S. Mo
tors plant. The police used tear
gas and clubs to break the line
so that 50 office workers could
enter the struck plant. A num
ber of persons were injured in
the fighting.
Packers Breached
There was violence also In tha
nationwide meat strike when po
lice drove a flying wedge
through packinghouse workers
picket lines at Kansas City, Kan.
About 50 members of an inde
pendent union passed through
the CIO lines after police opened
a gap.
Ten CIO pickets were arrested
at the Chicago stockyards for
violation of the state picketing
law. Police charged the pickets
prevented non-strikers from
reaching their jobs Inside tha
center of the nation's meat pro
ducing area.
At Washington, administra
tion leaders hurriedly sought to
settle the steel and meat wage
disputes. The deadlocked steel
negotiations came to a show
down at the White House. Presi
dent Truman promised to sub
mit his own proposal for set
tling the controversy over tha
CIO stcelworkers demand for
higher wages unless the dispu
tants reached agreement today.
Meeting Slatad
Representatives of AFL and
CIO packinghouse workers, gov
ernment officials, and officers of
the big four meat packing com
panies were scheduled to meet
late today in Washington to seek
settlement of the meat strike
which started yesterday.
In the overall strike situation
keeping more than 920,000
workers from their jobs the
major developments Included:
1. President Truman told
deadlocked principals in the
steel industry that if they didn't
arrive at a wage agreement to
day, he would submit his own
settlement formula.
2. Representatives of tha ma
jor meat packers and two strik
ing unions met in Washington
with Labor Secretary Lewis B.
Schwcllenbach in an effort to
end a nationwide walkout, idling
nearly ,300,000, workers.
3. I here was no move toward
a renewal of negotiations be
tween CIO electrical workers
and officials of General Elec
tric, Westinghouse and General
Motors, whose 78 plants were
strikebound for the third consec
utive day.
Two Cents Difference
4. Contract negotiations were
resumed between the Ford Mo
tor Co. and the CIO auto work-
wlth a difference of only
two cents blocking settlement of
the crucial wage issue.
5. Officials of six independent
unions, representing 68,000
Western Electric Co. employes.
conferred on the possibility of
another nationwide telephone
Without a steel settlement,
government officials held little
hope of ending the coast-to-coast
work stoppage n gainst the major
meat packing firms. '
The meat strike, now In its
second day, already had curtail
ed meat supplies.
Striking AFL meat union lead
ers yesterday announced they
would call off their end of the
walkout for an additional 15
cents an hour, but CIO officials
stuck by a 17'i-cent demand.
Top industry offer was 10 centa
from Swift & Co.
Buenos Aires. Jan. 17 (U.R)
The Buenos Aires Stock Ex
change was rocked early today
by a bomb explosion which
broke window panes over a 50
yard radius and slightly Injured
a policeman.
The explosion occurred at 1:45
a.'m., less than two hours after
the end of a three-day lockout
by business and industry against
a government decree raising
wages and granting Christmas1
buuust:3 to worker. ,