Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, March 21, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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t foreign relation man; General
Miuuill I" ur No. 1 MIUIl) tells
the Melgn relations committee
nf tlm house of representatives
Hi In inorning:
"Tlio existence of coinmunliit
riimilnutod governments ANY
THAT Is to nay, Russia (which
A 1 the heart, liver and lunga
of communlam) la as bin already
UK wo dure to lot lu-r not. Wo
niUKt atop her before ho got
too big tu huncne.
Ili-ncc our newly announced
forelun noltcy. of which aid
(which will Include nillltury aid)
to Greece and Turkey ! a Prl
Greece and Turkey urn IN
CIDENTS In tho broud program
of attipping Russia (leader of
t'umiminlmn) before he gets too
big to handle.
So we are alurtlng there.
THAT la putting It wllli brutal
x bluntnt'iui. But It accina to
be the truth that Ilea buck of
J'realdcnt Trumun'a carefully
wonted foreign policy announce
ment. If we are going to bnck thla
new policy with all our Uvea and
all our property, we need tho
blunt truth.
We are alowly beginning to
get It.
A CHESON'S atulciueiit cunie In
the courae of what amounted
to crow examination of him thla
morning by the foreign relations
committee of the hnuae. Repro-
aenluUve Judd iMInucaotu) aaked
"Would a communlat-doml'
naled government of China be a
danger to United States sccur
He anawercd, as stated at the
head of thla column, that com
munlst-dominalrd govcrnmcnta
anywhere In the worm are
dunuerous to our security.
You aee h minced no words.
A MOMENT later, Judd asked
"Does the state department
know of any communist gov.
eminent In the world that is not
Acheson answered:
"Communlnl organ illations
throughout the world appear to
act with a high degree of dis
cipline and unanimity which Is
beyond the probability of coin
AT this point, Acheson revert-
ed to the weaacl words of
diplomacy. So, In tho Inlcreat
of bluntness, we muat tranalule
what he suld Into what he meant
Here Is what ho meant to con
vev to the house foreign rcls
lions committee, and thence
(since reporters wero present) to
the Dconle or the united btalca
Russia IS communism. She Is
the heart and the lungs and the
liver and the BRAIN of It. What
ever communism does, anywhere
in the world, Is directed by Rus
sia. Russia Is the general stuff
of communism. What Russia
plans, communists everywhere
carry out.
communism is to be stop
ocd before it engulfs us or seri
ously limits our future, it must
be stopped before it gets too
big. Since RUSSIA IS COM
M UN ISM Russia must be stop-
Ked before she gets too big to
That Is the long and the short
of our new foreign policy.
Balm Fork Has
Busy Spring Day
1IEPPNER, March 21 )
Balm Fork had a busy dny.
All within 24 hours and with
In two miles of each other in
that community, these things
A calf with only one nostril
whs born on the Alton Osmin
farm; a dog bit a horse, the
horse ran away, scattering fence
posts and Mnrvin and Leo Os
min over the landscape; twin
calves were born on the Jlmmle
Monahnn ranch; and one of
Peter Lcnnnn's sows had a lit
ter of 11 pigs.
House Committee Backs
GOP Tox Slashing Program
The houso ways and means com
mltteo today approved, 16 to 9,
the republican - bucked bill to
sluHh income taxes by 30 per
cent for the small taxpayers and
by 20 per cent for most others.
The legislation thus was head
ed for tho house floor for a
showdown next Thursday. The
committee vole virtually fol
lowed party lines.
Before approving tho meas
ure, the committee rejected, IS
to 10. a motion by Rep. Dough
ton (D-N. C.) to postpone tux con
siderations "until wc know what
our foreign and other commit
ments will be" In connection
with recent world developments.
The tax cut, under the legisla
tion authored by Ways and
Means Chairman Knutson (R
Minn,), would be effective as of
last January 1. .
of Machine Tax
Denies Vote
Scnutor Wutkina (It-Utah) said
today the road to freedom for
tho American Indian appears to
bo tlirough the emancipation of
Individual tribes.
Except for a ainull number of
Individuals who have given up
their tribut rights, all Indians
are wards of the federal govern
ment. Opening a hcurlng of his In
dian affairs sub-committee to
consider the Klamath (Ore.)
tribe, Watktns said:
"It seems to be impossible to
pass any general legislation to
free the Indians from govern
ment supervision but the com
mittee will consider the matter,
tribe by tribe."
Tribal Funds
B. J. Courtright, superintend
ent of the Klamath reservation,
and today's only witness, told
the committee 47 persons wert
employed on the reservation by
the Indian service in January,
1947, and the payroll was $13,.
154, of which 3822 came from
tribal funds.
He denied that, In his 10 years
as superintendent, he has made
any attempt to Influence reser
vation elections.
"1 defy anyone to tell the
Klamath Indians what to do and
what not to do," he told the
Senator Ecloil (R-Monl.) re
plied :
"What has been complained
of Is perhaps no more than Is
done in ayy organization, but
the fuct remains thut we must
bo particularly careful In every
respect that taere be no' reflec
tion cast on election procedures
On tho reservation. Those peo
ple are wards of tho govern
ment and their elections must
be accomplished by the free will
of the whale tribe."
He said the Klamath Indians
are as Intelligent as "any com
munity I know." and should be
able to manage their own af
fairs. Action Urged
For Germany
MOSCOW, March 21 (A') U.
S. Secretary Marshall called on
the council of foreign ministers
today to set plans for the crea
tion of a German government
in motion at once and both he
and Britain's Ernest Bevln pre
sented programs for the organ
ization of a federalized German
The council, in a brief session,
agreed to invite representatives
of the Austrian government here
immediately for discussion of
the Austrian peace treaty. .
V. M. Molotov, Soviet foreign
minister, said he already had as
sured Foreign Minister Karl
Gruber, of Austria, that visas
would bo issued for the Aus
trlnns assigned to come to Mos
cow. The action on Austria came
after Marshall had urged the
council to break the Austrian
trenly Impasse on what consti
tutes German assets in that coun
try and had expressed hope that
the treaty would be completed
in the Moscow meeting.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 21
OP) Although orders for west
ern pine soared in the week
ended March 13, the total was
under tho three-year weekly
March average, the Western
Pine association reported today.
Withholding from waves and
salaries under the pay-as-you-go
system would be slashed to con
form with the tax reduction ef
fective June 1. Taxpayers would
get rebates for any overpay
ments between January ,and
Juno under the new rates,
Tho bill provides an overall
$3,840,000,000 slash from tho
present individual tax collec
tions of about $16,000,000,000
In the committee voting, one
democrat joined 15 republicans
in supporting tho legislation. His
name was not immediately dis
closed. Knutson predicted the house
will approve the legislation by a
comfortable margin, although
democrats on the committee or
ganized their ranks for a last
ditch battle.
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England. Dsatruction was apread by floods throughout largo axoas of England and Walts and
the air ministry forecast no immediate roliof In sight. AP wb-ophoto.
Looms On Bill
iA') The Collier committee
$21800.000,000 superhighway
bill was oufdrtrOie floor of the
assembly today 'and its ultimate
fate now appeared to be des
tined to be determined by a
compromise between the senate
and the assembly.
Although ' as recently as
week or 10 days ago, the pros
pects of getting the bill through
the assembly revenue and taxa
tion committee seemed hope
less, the measure survived at
least as its title by a 12 to 4
vote on the final committee
roll call late last night.
Many amendments were made
in the measure and its present
form is vastly different from
its original conception.
Stripped from the bill are
the major financing features,
the proposed 2-ccnt gasoline tax
increase and the trucking com
pany mileage tax.
Yet many of the major pro
visions of the bill are intact,
including the proposed highway
system and the 67.4 miles of
added metropolitan freeways.
Lilienthal Has i
Senate Support
David E. Lilienthal has the pres
ent support of a majority of the
senate, an Associated Press check
showed today.
Hence his confirmation as
chairman of the atomic control
commission Is almost certain un
less some senators change their
minds during debate.
Of 74 members willing to 6ay
how they would vote today on
the controversial nomination 49
a clear majority of the 95
qualified members snid they in
tend to support the nomination.
Senator Tatt (R-Ohlo) said debate
on the Issue probably will start
Monday, , - .
Best Dressed .
Women Named
NEW YORK, March 21 (P)
The Fashion Academy an
nounced today America's best
dressed women of the year in 13
fields of endeavor. Six are new
comers to the annual list.
The Gold Medal award win
ners of 1947 are Kay Francis,
stage; Louise Albritton, screen;
Maggl McNcillis, radio; Mrs.
Jerome K. Ohrbach, young ma
tron; Joan Barton, supper clubs;
Rise Stevens, opera; Patricia
Trovers, concert; Mrs. Leon Man-
del, international set; Doris
Duke, society; Lorraine Dresscl
buys, debutante; Mrs. George
Marshall, public life: Vivien Kcl
lenis, business; Mrs. Walter
Thornton, fashion and promo
tion. '
Appearing on the Fashion
Academy list for the first time
are Mrs. Marshall, wife of the
secretary of state; Mrs. Ohrbach,
wlfo of the president of the New
Ydrk department store of that
name; and the Misses Albritton,
Barton, Travers and Dresselbuys.
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Woods Operations In Basin
Melting snow in upper eleva
tlons and forest roads fast- be
coming passable have brought
about considerable preliminary
Wciivity as -various woods (opera
tions are getting under way in
preparation for the spring and
summer work.
Although some Klamath mills,
such as Weyerhaeuser, have con
tinued woods work throughout
the winter months, others shut
down with the first heavy snow
fall and have waited until good
spring weather.
April 1 appears to be the
Easter Seal
Sale Starts
This month marks the initial
sale of Easter seals in Oregon.
Sponsored by 'the National So
ciety for Crippled Children and
Adults, and locally handled by
the Soroptimist club, the cam
paign climax will come on Sat
urday, March 29, when Klamath
people will have a chance to buy
seals and small lilies to be sold
downtown In the "Lily Parade
for Crippled Children."
The lilies will be sold in the
business district on that day only
by Pep Peppers of Klamath
Union high school, and seals will
be sold by Girl Scouts in the
United States and First National
Seals are being sent through
the mails to people here, and
those receiving them are urged
to send their remittances as soon
as possible. Canisters and posters
have been placed in downtown
stores by the Boy Scouts.
The seal campaign has been
conducted in the mid-west for a
number of years and Is just this
year being introduced in Ore
gon. The society's work deals
with patients- suffering from
severe types of infantile para
lysis and similar diseases.
Mrs. Robert H. Thompson,
Mrs. Esther Lawlcr and Mrs.
Rose M. Poole of the Soropti
mist club are chairmen of the
local drive. Mrs. Thompson is
county chairman and Mrs. Law
lcr Is seal sale chairman.
Another phase of the drive is
the "Shares . of Happiness,"
larger contributions by business
houses and individuals.
Pine Palaver
Slated Here
Major negotiations covering
wage and welfare matters will
come before a meeting of repre
sentatives of the CIO Interna
tional Woodworkers o America
and the Pine Industrial Relations
committee, starting next Wed
nesday at Klamath Falls. 1
The negotiations will cover
the pine industry In Klamath
basin and northern California.
Meanwhile, on the fir side of
the lumbering picture of the
northwest, the Lumbermen's In
dustrial Relations committee,
Willamette Valley Lumber Op
erators association and Oregon
Coast operators association
agreed to a joint committee to
negotiate on an Industry wide
basis with the IWA.
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permit. Old timers tare used-
uae neavy, auaaen storms ox mia
spring in the Klamath basin, and
few would set a definite date
when the crews would start
bringing the pine from the for
ests to the mills.
Ivory Pine company plans to
start heavy operations by April
1, the weather continuing as it
is today, but a small crew is al
ready doing preliminary road
work and snag falling. The outfit
is operating eight miles north
west of Bly and a crew of some
50 men will go into the woods
within two weeks time. The mill
will also operate around the first
of April, cutting 110,000 feet per
day. Two shifts, both day and
night, will be employed. Ivory
Pine sources said today that the
firm shipped out all inventory
early in the year and the past
month has been quiet.
Spangler Lumuer company is
also operating in the Bly area,
southeast of that community. Of
ficials said logging would start
within the next week or 10 days,
also contingent on the weather,
with the sawmill operating two
shifts per day and cutting 100,
000 feet.The mill is now sawing
on logs decked last winter. Log
ging contract for Spangler is be-
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Board Kills
Hospital Move
SALEM, March 21 (fP) The
state board of control advised
the legislature today that the
hospital at Camp White could
not be used as a state home for
feeble-minded persons, but that
it might be used for a home for
senile persons from the state
nospuais ana tor umrainaDie in
mates from the Fairview home
for feeble-minded persons.
The board took its action to
day after receiving a report
from a committee of experts
which it sent to Camp White.
"It is the judgment of this
board that the same amount of
money be expended at existing
institutions will provide better
and more efficient care and hos
pitalization," the board said.
The board said it would cost
$1,300,000 for alterations and ad
ditions which would be neces
sary at Camp White, and that
$300,000 would be needed to
move Fairview home to Camp
It also would cost, the board
estimated, $5,000,000 additional
for the next 10 years to oper
ate it as a home for feeble-minded
OSC rooters will have their
radios tuned tonight to the Ore
gon Stata-Oklahoma champion
ship basketball gama being aired
diract from Kansas City. Sta
tion KFLW wUl carry the hoop
by hoop account of the gama
beginning at 7:30 p. m. through
arrangement with KOAC Cor-
allia and tho Tidowater-Aaso-
ciatod Oil company.
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Joint Group
Labors To
Cut Deficit
SALEM, March 21 The
joint legislative ways and means
committee, which must decide
quickly whether to make a
drastic cut in all appropriations
or whether to have a deficit of
more than $6,000,000 for the
next biennium, voted 6 to 3 to
day to ask the house tax com
mittee bring in the bill to levy
a 30 per cent tax on slot ma
chines, pinball games and
The tax committee has tabled
the bill, which would bring in
about $4,000,000.
Work Finished
The ways and means commit
tee took the action after Rep.
Robert C. Gile, Roseburg, chair
man of the house tax committee,
told the ways and means group
that his committee has finished
its work. The committee's pro
gram includes the cigaret tax of
2 cents a package, which, would
bring in $4,000,000.
The 3 per cent sales tax bill,
which was passed 38 to 22 yes
terday, by the house and sent to
the senate, would not help the
deficit, since it must go to the
Special Election
C. C. Chapman, chairman of
the ways and means sub-committee
on finance, suggested to the
committee that one way out
32rM5 r? raft
.tax to, make up whatever
aeiicu exists at mat time, xne
property tax then probably
would be offset by income taxes.
Snow Hampers
Air Search
Recent snowfall in the moun
tains hampered members of the
Klamath air search and rescue
unit in their guest for two lone-
missing planes Wednesday, but
roe venture served to give the
unit an actual test run in air
search experience.
Both missins" Dlanes. a Navion
flown by Douglas Locke, and a
government surplus plane pilot
ed by Robert Rubottom, have
been sought in this area for some
weeks, and the weather has since
obliterated any signs of the
downed craft, the searching fliers
Eight planes can-vine eieht
pilots and an equal number of
observers covered the territory
from Klamath Falls north to the
Three Sisters area. The district
was mapped out with a certain
territory assigned to each plane.
Most of the planes returned
about noon the same day after
some three hours of searching,
and a few went on to Bend for
refueling, returning later in the
Planes and time were donated
by the fliers and gasoline was
furnished by the Shell Oil company.
Sales Tax Passes House 38 To 22, But Bill
Faces Revision By Senate Committee
SALEM, March 21 (P) -The Oregon senate,
with only a week or so left to work on it, got
the 3 per cent sales tax bill from the house
today amid predictions by house leaders that
the bill would be almost unrecognizable by the
time the senate's assessment and taxation com
mittee works it over.
The house passed the measure late yester
day 38 to 22, concluding three hours of the
most bitter debate during the first 67 days of
the legislature. The bill would be referred to
the people at a special election June 24, the
people already having beaten five sales tax
The senate tax committee will begin work
Monday on the bill. There is some talk that
it might reduce the rate to 2 per cent, and
drastically change the distribution; of the $24,
000,000 annual revenue that the bill Is expect
ed to produce. The house version of the bill
would give half of the receipts to counties,
cities and school districts; the other half would
reduce state income taxes and go into the state
general fund. ' '
Some senators also don't like the idea of
exempting food from the tax, as provided by
the house.
Opponents to the bill did most of the argu
ing in the house, their main argument being
that the house tax committee, which submitted
the sales tax bill, deliberately side-tracked
other revenue bills so that the state would have
a deficit when the special election is held.
Then, the opponents argued, the sponsors try
Juvenile Gets
Two-Year Term
In Penitentiary
Billy Tripp, 17, self-confessed
burglar and car prowler, was
sentenced to two years in the
Oregon stole penitentiary in cir
cuit court Wednesday, the first
juvenile to be sent to the peni
tentiary in the six and one-half
years Circuit Judge David K.
vancienocrg has been on the
bench, the judge said today.
Young Tripp, who will be 18
years old on March 30, was
charged with burglary not in a
dwelling and in court admitted
that in the three days prior to
his apprehension, he had entered
between 12 and 15 different
homes and on one occasion he
had carried a gun. Tripp said
he operated alone.
Judge Vandenberg said the
boy had been before him off and
on for the past five years and
he had extended him every op
portunity to go straight. The
judge said he gave the boy the
minimum term and that it was
the first juvenile he had been
forced to send to the state penal
institution in the time he has
been on the bench.
Young Tripp was found guilty
of the offense following a com
plaint signed by operators of the
Raymond Dairy. Tripp is a
parolee from the boys training
school at Woodburn and was ar
retted by city police January 14.
At that time he made a full con
fession of his activities which
also included entering business'
establishments. Much of the loot
was recovered at the time of
Tripp's arrest. The youth has a
long juvenile record for small
burglaries and was sent to Wood
burn on August 3, 1945. He
was paroled March 6, 1946.
District Attorney Clfrenre
Humble took Tripp's case to cir
cuit court instead of juvenile
court because of the youth's age
and lengthy record.
Spring Here,
Today Friday. March 21, is
the first day of spring and in
perverse fashion was the first
overcast day in more than a
week. The forecast for Satur
day and Sunday is little brighter
with the weatherman dishing
out "cloudy, cooler and light
Spring arrived officially at
3:13 a. m.. Pacific time, hour of
the vernal equinox. It came into
the Klamath basin with a nip in
the air but shrubbery and early
spring flowers kept right along
showing color.
School children had a strong
taste of spring fever in their
blood this week and brought
out marbles, baseballs and bats
to work it out of the system.
They were looking forward to
the annual spring vacation in
the city schools starting Friday,
March 28, at the close of the
afternoon classes, and continuing
until Monday, April 7, the day
after Easter.
Even if the weatherman had
forgotten to officially inform
the public of the fact that today
the first day of spring, shop
pers would have been well aware
of it as windows bulged with
gay spring colors and Easter rab
bits, stuffed and alive, amused
the down-towners.
Rent Control
Extension OK'd
A senate banking subcommittee
today unanimously approved
legislation continuing rent con
trols through February 29, 1948,
without a general increase.
Chairman Buck (R-Del.) said
the subcommittee will decide
net on how the rent program
will be administered after OPA
goes out of business next Jjune
Raymond M. Foley, national
housing administrator, recom
mended to the committee that
rent ceilings be retained on new
dwellings as well as on old
Need Cited
By Acheson
WASHINGTON, March 21 (P)
Under Secretary of State Ache
son said today the existence of
"communist-dominated govern
ments" any place In the world la
"dangerous to the security ol
the United States."
Acheson made that reply when
Rep. Judd (R-Minn.) asked
whether a communist-dominated
government of China would b
a danger to United States se
curity. Stcond Day
For the second straight day,
Acheson testified before the
house foreign affairs committee
on President Truman's request
for authority to use $400,000,000
plus military advice and ma
terials to help Greece and Tur
key resist communist aggression.
Before Judd's question, Ache
son said that a communist-dominated
government in Greece
would be considered dangerous
to this country's security.
A moment later he commented
that "communist organizations
throughout the world appear to
act with a high degree of dis
cipline and unanimity which is.
beyond the probability of coinci
dence." Judd had asked whether the
state department knew of any'
"communist government" in the.
world that is "not Soviet dom
inated." At that point, Rep. Merrow
CR-N.H.) interjected that he fa-'
vored a "showdown" with tho
communists. He added:
"Mr. Stalin and his associates
won't, stop their program of ag
gressive expansion until the
United States takes a firm stand.", -
Merrow asked whether th
United States would be abandon-,
ing its world leadership by de
nying aid to Greece and Turkey.
Acheson replied: "If the United
States will not accede to the.
requests made on it, there will
be a strong conviction through-,
out the world that a great deal
of our professions are merely
words." ... .
Siskiyou Vote
Set May 27
May 27 is the date set for the
Siskiyou county vote on the pro
posed charter government for
that county.
The board of supervisors this
week met at Yreka and accepted
the charter, as drawn up by a
group of 15 freeholders elected
by Siskiyou people to prepare
the document.
Voters not already registered
can do so now in order lo quali
fy to vote on the proposed
change in the county govern
ment. Copies of the charter will be
mailed to all voters by Siskiyou
County Clerk Waldo J. Smith. .
No Word Given
On Fishing Fleet
SEATTLE, March 21 m No
word has been received here of
any change in plans to send
northwest-built fishing boats to
China under the UIIRRA pro
gram, shipping agents said to
day. The last of 36 boats being
built at Tacoma and Bellingham
are expected to be completed
within two or three weeks at a
cost of $4,000,000, Tom LaFol
lette, in charge of treasury de
partment procurement, reported.
The first convoy of the new craft
is expected to leave April 1.
Officials of the Marine Digest
said at Astoria, Ore., yesterday
UNRRA orders had halted sail
ing of 11 newly-built vessels
from Seattle for Shanghai.
to scare the people into voting for the sales
tax. The opposition said the sales tax Is unjust
in that it makes poor people carry too much
of the tax load.
The sponsors contended no other source of
revenue is available to solve the state's critical
financial problems, and that all people should
share in the cost of government.
The opponents said they advocated Gover
nor Snell's plan to use corporation income tax
surpluses, citing Attorney General George
Neuner's opinion that such a transfer would
be legal. But the sponsors said the plan Is un
constitutional. Stiffer taxes on Incomes, liquor, gambling,
racetrack betting, and business were among
the proposals the ' opposition offered in place
of the sales tax.
Rep. Frank J. Van Dyke, Ashland, led the
debate for the sales tax, asserting the people
have demanded better schools, more welfare
money, and better government, so now they
should be willing to put up the money.
The opposition leader. Rep. Lyle D. Thomas,
Dallas, charged sales tax proponents with
"driving people into a corner and telling them
they must take the sales tax, that we have no
other source."
The last time the people voted on the sub
ject was in November, 1944, when they defeat
ed a 2 per cent sales tax 269,276 to 96,697.
. Both sides agreed that if the people defeat
the sales tax again, a special legislation session
would oe needed to balance the budget, which
is expected to be about $5,000,000 short.