Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, March 28, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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A SEATTLE clinputcli lliln
morning conveys to u this
!ta.rtllug Hewn:
"The braaa cuapldor appears
to be lutiuli'd tuwiird the nino
liitn wit tlir clgur afore liullun.
It soon will cllmipix-iir frum 140
Scuttle office buildings."
A HE we gutting cultured?
" Apparently not. We ncein
to bo getting merely iiliorl of
time, flio dlaixilch continue:
"Stumped os an Intolerable
nulNince In an nurvuiniMit be
tween the building owner and
iniiniiKen association and the
bulldluu nrvlce employe"
unluii, the spittoons will be
' placed on the bunned list ef
fective April 1.
"Business Agent William
Zclitner Mild he supposed the
union would make an allowanca
for the confirmed tobacco chew
er. JJut." he added, 'It ahould
be porcclulii one. Wo art
opposed to the old brass cus
pidors which require so much
scrubbing mid pollablnu.' "
SO there you are.
If wo could afford it, wc
might lio on Indefinitely chew
ing tobacco and apltllnu III the
direction of the guhbonn. Hut
when It gel TOO KXI'KNSIVE,
we do something about tt.
Such is progreai.
IN Waahiniitou today, Repre
sentative A n g e 1 1 (Oregon!
Multnomah county dIMrlct con-
greaaman) gets the ear of a re
porter and aaya:
"Republican! In congress feel
I tint tuxei can be reduced if wo
cut out all exlravuitunco and
wusle and eliminate unessential
government agencies and func
NOTHING could be truer than
that atutemcnt. But before
we can tramline Repreaentatlvo
AnKcll'i hooefut philosophy In
to actual tax-cutting achieve
mrnt we mutt gel together on
jHime iort of workable definition
of "extravngunce and waste
and "unessential government
agenclea and function!.
Unfortunately we are now loo
much Inclined to define extra
. vagaurr and wifMe a aoinclhlng
and unessential government
agencies and function! a thoae
which spend money in somebody
' else a district or state.
We'ro too much inclined "to
condone government ext
vagance if the money ii to bo
spent in OUR town or county or
THIS writer ha ieen iome
mighty good, otherwise
wholly aenaihle, chambers of
commerce OK plain and outright
government extravagance iiuv
ply because the money was to be
apent in their bailiwick. They
usually explain that "if we don't
get tho money, somebody clue
TJERE i! an interesting aide
1 1 light on communism and
how it works In this country:
Governor Kim Slglcr, of
Michigan, testifies before the
house committee on un-American
actlvitlea that for months there
(('ntlnaai an rag 4, Calunta 1)
if. r, f. . ..at
"f ft
A. 8. Dorlaque, (left), Lakeshore drive home owner, was up
fitrly this morning talking over
with Bill Fystt. At o ciock, was uuoerian caugnt ine two ioo
tag at possible site ier bis 9 e'Clock Special shot.
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Asks Speed
On Treaty
Mnmw Mnrch 28 ll'f U.
S. Secretary of Stale Marshall
nrooosed to the council of for
eign ministers tonight a druatic
three-point streamlining of Its
work on current uerniun pcum
treu tv nrobleiiM with an April 2
deadline for completing the Job.
The speedup proposal met a
generally favorable response
from the outer inrce ministers.
Austria Deadlock
The council, meanwhile, failed
completely to break the dead
lock on Herman assets in nuf
tna. thus dimming the prospects
for completing an Austrian
treuly here.
The KiMslans have begun a
bargaining drive in the confer
ence tit net reonrationa from
current German production, it
was learned, but ilic uniiea
States and Britain thus far are
standing against a proposed com
promise. Iran scrvea notice too ay,
throuuh Ambassador Prince Mo-
zuffar Flrouz, that she would
claim reparations from Germany
at the peace conference for war
damages listed at .i.uod,uuu,uuu.
While Soviet Foreign Mln inter
V. M. Mololov made clear from
tho start that continuing repar
ations Is the most Important Rus
sian requirement in any German
economic settlement, tne situ
ation had developed into a de
mand and counter-demand situ
ation until an all-night session
of the Dig Four council's co
ordinating committee lust night
caused all the power to begin
playing -some of their highest
The ministers deputies, mean
while, made some slight progress
toward clearing up disputed pro
visions of the Austrian treaty.
The deputies agreed to five tech
nlcul and relatively minor points,
decided they could not agree on
four others, and received an
Austrian political committee re
port on displaced persons.
First Timber
Auction Spot Set
PORTLAND, Ore., March 28
The U. S. forest service's
first experiment in auctioning
timber Instead of selling It under
sealed bids will be made May 5.
Tho auction, on 76.187.000
bnnrd feet of timber on the
Wlllnme creek watershed near
Packwood, Wash., will be held
the installation of a cesspool
I. ft'f
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'.-AC: W
Tha rfrlvar walked awav from
' I. ,1 --.
curve about a half mile beyond-Moore
not returned to claim the coupe
tn in iha machine, was
i.n.rf in maba a cum where lour
shore residents observed. Folks
tection tna a warning signs a
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Gunman Gets
$3500 In Theft
SPOKANE, Morch 28 (41
A lone bandit who threatened
a teller with a note written on
a telegraph blank staged a hold
up at the Washington Trust
company this morning and
made off with $3300.
Tho teller, Ruth Cottlngham,
said the man approached her
cage, carrying a hand in his
pocket as If he had a gun, and
shoved through the cage a note
"You arc as good as dead it
you don't give me your money."
The womon said he instruct
ed her to put the money into a
bag and then warned her to go
to the back of tho cage and
stay there until he was outside.
As soon as he left, she said,
she tripped the alarm.
Police were unable to deter
mine immediately how the ban
dit escaped.
The man's only disguise was
a set of colored spectacles.
Auto Union
Called Red
WASHINGTON, Mnrch 28 lP)
Gov. Kim SlRler, of Michigan,
testified todov that three high
officials of the CIO United Auto
Workers union are "captives of
the communist party of the
United States."
He listed them to the house
committee on un-American ac
tivities as follows:
"R. J. Thomas, former presi
dent and now vice president of
the union; George Addes, secretary-treasurer;
and Richard P.
Leonard, national director of the
Ford department." '
Sigler said "they follow the
communist party lines in union
For months, the governor
said, there has been a "terrific
struggle" for control of the CIO
UAW in Detroit between com
munists and good loyal Amer
ican citizens.
Repentent Thief
Returns Locket
(;i) Because the thief had a
conscience, although a long
smouldering one, a $125 cameo
locket stolen eight years ago was
buck In possession of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Martin today.
Martin noted a smnll paper
bag tied to the knob of his front
door. Inside was the locket, a
family heirloom, Intact except
for a small gold cross which had
hung from the cameo.
In the bag was an unsigned
note saying, "I am sorry."
"RIDAY, MARCH it. 1947
Curve Was His Undoing
-1" iOt
this mass of wreckage which
park at 2:30 o'clock this
wnicn carries uregon license no.
traveling at a high rate of speed
cars have been wrecked within
that live along the drive said today they woyld ukjurther pro
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Terrorisis Blast Pipeline
In Haifa;
British officials said today five
Jews had blown up an oil pipe
line in the Haifa dock district,
setting off a fire that raged
through extensive oil and ben
zine installations.
The announcement eaid the
Jews, dressed as Arabs and arm
ed with revolvers, forced their
way through heavy defenses of
the oil dock area at 9:05 a. m.
and placed small charges of ex
plosives under the pipeline in
several places.
They, tried to flee in a small
Gas Tax Hike
Voted Down
The California assembly today
was on record, at least tempo
rarily, as against ' raising the
state's 2 -cent gasoline tax to help
finance a $280,000,000 long
range highway program.
It so indicated by a 47 to 30
vote in committee of the whole
as the climax to a rousing and
at times tumultuous session late
f urther, by a voice vote the
assembly overrode Governor
Warren's objections to attaching
a rider to the Collier road de
velopment measure requiring the
state to pay half the costs of
removing or relocating pipe lines
or other facilities of public utili
ties to make way for expressway
or freeways.
Four technical amendments
were adopted also.
But Speaker Sam L. Collins
ruled none of the amendments
are yet in the superhighway bill.
It will be necessary, he said, to
take them up separately for a
vote on third reading.
VA Press Agents
To Be Tossed Out
WASHINGTON, March 28 (P)
The house appropriations com
mittee struck pay dirt today in
its drive to cut down on the
number of government press
It recommended a reduction
of 181 public relations employes
in the veterans administration.
The committee reported to the
house the VA has boosted the
number of public relations
workers from eight to 281 in
18 months and declared the In.
crease "cannot be justified."
PORTLAND, March 28 (TP)
Western pine orders dropped in
the week ended March 22, but
shipments and production in
creased, the Western Pine asso
ciation reported today.
(Telephone 8111)
0 vfcr Log 1m
piled up on Lakeshore drive
morning. At a late hour he had
3sa-j2. ine operator oi tna
toward Klamath Falls when it
the past several months. Lake-
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Oil Fires Rage
truck, the report said, but were
turned back and then attempted
to scatter and escape afoot. Sev
eral suspects were rounded up
for questioning, but police de
clined to say wnetner any were
connected with the blasts.
Inhabitants of Haifa, a major
Palestine port on the Mediter
ranean northwest of Jerusalem,
told of Hearing two heavy ex
The fire started by the blasts
spreac to nearDy on ana Den
zine tanks of the Shell Oil com.
pany. Policy, navy and oil com
pany fire brigades struggled for
more than an hour to bring the
blaze under control.
A smoke pall spread over the
city. The sight of this and the
sound of the explosions and of
vehicles racing through the
streets spread excitement
through Haifa, but no curfew
was imposed.
nana is tne terminus of the
Iraq Petroleum company's 800-
mne pipeline which carries oil
from the Kirkuk fields in north
eastern Iraq.
Group Slates
Mine Probe
WASHINGTON. March 28 (P)
Senator Butler (R-Neb.), chair
man of the senate public lands
committee, appointed a special
committee today to investigate
the mine disaster at Centralia,
111., in which 111 men are dead
or missing.
Members of the special com
mittee are: Senators Cordon
(R-Ore.), chairman; Dworshak
(R-Idaho) and O'Mahoney (D
Wyo.) "The Investigation w i 1 1 be
vigorously conducted, beginning
immediately and a report made
to the senate at the earliest pos
sible d a t e," Butler said in a
Meet Soil Heads
Tulelake homesteaders who
are already turning the soil on
the units acquired in the big
drawing last December 16, have
been advised that on April 7, at
1 p. m., at Newell, four Modoc
county agricultural officials will
be available for information pur
poses. Present will be, John C. Hays'
Modoc county agricultural agent;
Oran V. Commons, secretary of
the agricultural conservation
association; Tom Briles, Modoc
county agricultural commis
sioner, and Traver W. Goethe,
supervisor of the farmers, borne
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No. 10894
Salem Solon
Reverses On
Second Vote
SALEM. March 28 W) Pos
sibility that the Oregon legis
lature would adopt a compre
hensive reforestation program
almost dlsaDDeared today as the
senate seemed hopelessly dead
locked over Uovernor tan
Snell's house-approved bill to set
up a $500,000 annual lorestry
conservation and research fund
by levying a tax of 10 cents per
thousand feet on all timber cut
in the state.
Senate Split 15-15
The upper house stands 15-15
on the measure, and the gov
ernor's forces were faced with
the task of finding another vote
before the but comes up for final
consideration today.
The senate passed it IB to 14
two days ago, but yesterday the
opponents succeeded in getting
it reconsidered. Then the sena
tors lined up 15-15 on a motion
to kill the bill.
Sen. Allan Carson, Salem, who
had consistently voted with the
supporters of the measure, was
the man who -changed over to
the opposition. He explained he
had decided the bill is unconsti
tutional, although Attorney Gen
eral George Neuner said it is
Opponents of the bill charged
that Governor Snell has been
putting tremendous pressure on
the senators to vote for his bill.
and the supporters of the meas
ure say that the timber com
panies, who think the general
public should pay the reforesta
tion costs, have been applying
pressure to Kill .
78 Known Dead
In Mine Blast
CENTRALIA, 111., March 28
(JPy Rescue workers, chancing
injury and possible death them
selves, found the bodies of 11
more dead in the Central Coal
company's mine No. 5 today and
the toll of Tuesday's explosion
advanced toward the predicted
Exploration of the long sub
terranean corridors was expect
ed to be completed today but no
one save kinfolk clinging desper
ately to their hopes believed a
single survivor would be found
in the debris.
Several hours were expected
to lapse before the 11 bodies
found today could be moved to
the shaft and brought to the
surface for identification. Mean
while, 18 of the 32 corpses re
moved last night and early today
were identified.
The new find placed at 78 the
number of known dead, 53 of
whom have been identified and
brought to the surface and of the
remainder of 142 men in the
mine at the time of the blast 33
remained unaccounted for and 31
were rescued.
Brass Cuspidor
Loses Battle
SEATTLE. March 28 UP)
The brass cuspidor today ap
peared to be headed toward
the same fate as the cigar store
It soon will disappear from
lit) Seattle office buildings.
Stamped as an intolerable
nuisance in an agreement be
tween the Building Owners and
Managers association and the
Building Service Employes
union, the spittoons will be
placed on the banned list effec
tive April 1.
Business Agent nuuam z,ieg-
ner said he 'supposed the
union would make an allowance
for the confirmed tobacco
"But it should be a porcelain
one. We are opposed to the old
brass cuspidors which require
so much scrubbing and polish
Bay City Traffic
Halted By Rain
(jp) Rain drenched metropolitan
San Francisco last night, block
ing streets, flooding basements
and popping iron covers off man
holes. The city sewer department said
sewers overflowed at 20 street
A cave-in on one street dam-
BBpd an automobile driven into
it. Half an inch of rain fell be
tween 10:30 p.m. and midnight.
ar," - uMxir",wei i sy a'l
L. E. (Jap) Haskell, whose
ouster as director of athletics
at the University of Oklahoma
was announced, says he was
"fired because I exceeded the
athletic budget to give ... a
winning athletic program."
Haskell said he exceeded the
budget in some eases because
of orders from the university
Wagner Case
Appeal Eyed
Immediately after a verdict of
guilty was returned in the case
of State of Oregon vs. Verne L.
Wagner, former city police offi
cer charged with assault, armed
with a dangerous weapon, in cir
cuit court Thursday afternoon,
ueiense Attorney Herbert P.
Welch of Lakeview announced
his intention of appeal.
The 12-man jury, filed back
into the circuit courtroom at
2:48 yesterday afternoon and
Jury Foreman G. K. Van Riper
handed the verdict to Judge
Charles H. Combs of Lakeview.
After reading the verdict to the
court, Judge Combs asked Welch
if he wished the jury polled.
Welch answered "Yes," and it
was found that the verdict was
unanimous. -
" Judge Combs then set the
time for sentencing at 4 p. m
April 3.
Assault, armed with a dan
gerous weapon carries with it a
sentence of from one to 10 years
in the tate penitentiary, one
month to one year in the county
jail, or a fine of from $100 to
$1000, depending upon the deci
sion of the judge.
Wagner was accused in a
grand jury indictment of beat
ing with a pistol. Bob Lloyd
F arris while F arris was in his
custody at the city police station
last April. The grand jury had
returned the indictment on the
instructions of Judge David K.
Vandenberg to investigate alle
gations of police brutalities in
the county.
Wagner's attorney based his
arguments upon a plea of self
defense. The principal witness
for the state was State Police Of
ficer William J. Colbert who
was in the room with Wagner
and Farris at the time of the
beating. '
ATC Plane On
Last Leg Of Trip
The air transport command re
ported that a C-54 plane left
Adak in the Aleutians at 4:32 a.
m. (EST) today on the last leg of
a survey flight over tne great
circle route to Tokyo. It was
scheduled to arrive at the Japa
nese capital in about 12 hours.
ATC said it contemplated
regular services along the 5700
mile northern route from San
Francisco to Tokyo, to replace
the present 8000-mile run Dy
way of Hawaii.
The survey flight Is being
made to check weather, com
munications and navigation
aids. It reached Adak late yesterday.
Food Rioters In Germany
Stone British Buildings
March 28 W) Germans in a
crowd of about 100,000 stoned
British - occupied buildings and
attacked British military cars to
day in a two-hour demonstration
over food shortages. It was the
most violent manifestation of
unrest in the Ruhr since the oc
cupation began, and the biggest
rally since Hitler.
Two military cars were over
turned and one was thrown in a
park lake; another, carrying
British and American corres
pondents, was stoned by demon
strators; windows in the three
British buildings were smashed.
Traffic was paralyzed as the
huge crowd milled through .the
public park in the center of the
city, listening to speeches by
trade union leaders. British pub
lie safety officials said police
reinforcements were standing
by, but had been kept hidden
from the view of the demonstra
tors. Police had advised allied
No Action
Seen For
Near Future
The senate finance committee
reserved a cold storage spot to
day for the house-approved tax
cutting bill until members can
find out more about government
costs next year.
Chairman Mllllkin (R-Colo.)
told a raporter that hearings on
the measure to lop nearly $,.
000,000,000 off this years tax
bills of 46,000.000 citizens
"probably won't be started for
several weeks." These hearings
are necessary before the full
senate can act.
Pushed Through
With the aid of 40 democrats.
233 republicans pushed the bill
through the house yesterday on
a 273 to 137 vote. This was one
short of the two-thirds that
would be required to override a
veto and indicated that some
compromising may be in order if
GOP leaders hope to get a tax
slashing bill enacted over ada
mant White House opposition.
Millikin left little doubt that
when his committee does get
around to it, some changes are
likely in the measure which pro
vides 30 per cent slashes in taxes
for 25,000,000 in the lower in
come brackets and 20 per cent
off for most in the higher eche
lons. "Personally. I want to wait
until there is some decision on
the budget before we determine
what we are going to do about
cutting taxes," the Colorado
senator said. "It remains to be
seen whether the senate commit
tee will not want to cut as deep
ly as the house."
Millikin noted that conferees!
haven't been able to reach a
compromise on the house move
to pledge a $6,000,000,000 cut ill
President Truman's budget and
the senate's decision not only to
hold this reduction to $4,500,
000,000 but to apply $2,600,
000,000 In surplus revenues to
debt payments.
Quiet Reigns
In Milk Strike
AMITE, Fla., March 28 W .
A curious quiet reigned here to
day, transiorming wnat nsoi
beeh the storm center of a rocrgh- '
and-ready dairymen's strike into
just another sleepy little Louis
iana town.
In the small hours of the morn
ing a human road block con
sisting of 20 or 30 dairy farm
ers was removed from highway
51 which cuts through the heart
of the downtown district. No
where in evidence were the gun
toting red-necked farmers who
have been protesting a cut in
milk prices by dumping . milk
cargoes from trains and trucks.
The Illinois Central's train-No. .
1 stopped briefly at 7:10 a, m.
to discharge passengers, and de
parted unmolested.
Meantime officials of the
dairymen's union declined to ex
plain the sudden slackening of
strike activities at Amite.
Possibly of significance was
the fact federal bureau of inves
tigation agents were in town,
looking into the recent stopping
of trains and removal of New
Orleans-bound milk.
The dairymen reported a com
plete breakdown of negotiation
with distributors.
Indians Demand
New Camp Sites
THE DALLES, Ore., March 28
(iPy Indians were on the way
today to obtaining new camp
sites to replace their ancient
grounds flooded by the lake at'
Bonneville dam.
Sixty tribesmen, called to tes
tify at an army engineers' hear
ing, suggested six locations for
the new camps. The engineers
said the $50,000 available for the
work might not cover that many.
Indian spokesmen said the gov
ernment had promised to provide
sites with the same facilities as
the flooded ones. That would
demand level ground, with fish
drying racks and water supplies,
they said.
vehicles to avoid the area during
the demonstration.
The crowd dispersed at noon,
some marching away in col
umns, others streaming down the
streets like a football crowd
going home.
British officials say the 1550
calory ration scale has not been
met for the past few weeks, and
that some pla"es received only
800 calories daily.
Workers abandoned factories,
shops and offices to parade to
the park, carrying banners with
such slogans as: "We are hun
gry," "Don't let our children
starve," and "We want bread."
- The whole demonstration had
earmarks of systematic organiza
tion and British officials said it
was political, but declined to
name the party they believed re,
sponsible. German sources said
communists were responsible fog
the demonstration!, bgt said
trade unionists did the detailed
organizing work, , f