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By FRANK JENKINS
pONGRESS li pliiiiiiiMK an
Kiister recess. During Ilia
recess, member will head for
homo to tn Ik tlilnun over with
their constituents.
In nulle possible thut eon-
grcasloiuil approval of I'rosldunl
Truman's stup-HusslM-bcfore-it-is-tno-luto
foreign pulley niuy be
delayed until the middle of
April, or Inter.
nrHAT, It loom to this writer,
would bit nulln nil right.
'l'lils new pruitriun o( ours in
which Cliceeo mid Turkey lire
only INCIDENTS U the most
iinporlunt foreign pulley on
nouiK'eniriit wc luiva miulu since
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tha Monroe duetrlne. It Involves
the lives uutl the properly of nil
of mm. Unlf'HA 11 is bucked bv
" ALL, OK US. It will be worse
limn useless for If the PEOPLE
are cold to It HusnUi spies In
tli to country will no report to
Moscow, In which event Moscow
in lull I easily gel lough on tho
uiuniplloii thut we are only
bluffing.
Such an assumption on the
part of Moacow could lead to
war.
'TWERE Is lot of time uhead.
Two or three week more can
mnko little difference In tiie
long run. Tho mure members
of congress can talk to their
constituents, the more likely it
is thut their final action will be
in accord with tho temper of
the people.
This is no time for a rush act.
TN Essen (center of the Gcrmun
conl-slccl Industry) 4000 Gcr
man coal miners strike in pro
test against short food nil Ions.
The strike Is accompanied by
much angry dcmonstrullng.
This slrika of German coal
miners shows us plainly what
hungry people will do. The
striker know they could all bo
shot down. They aren't free
workers In a free democracy.
They are CONQUERED EN
EM I ES. Their lives are in
pawn,
Uut they are so desperate with
hunger that they don't care.
. TWAT has happened over and
" 1 over In the world. When
people get Juitl so hungry and
Impel?, they don't care much
wluil hupixms to them. They
feel thai their situation 1 so
bud thut it couldn't get much
worse.
Hunger Is the result of LACK
OK PRODUCTION of food.
Cold (meaning cold people) re-
suits from lack of production of
iuci ana alienor and clothing.
In this modern world, luck
of production of things upsets
nearly cveryiniiig. until we get
buck to something llko full pro
duction, there, will be nothing
but grief and trouble on every
aide.
ENGLAND'S cold and hungry
- people (cold and hungry be
cause of luck of sufficient pro
duction of things) get a great
thrill today.
In the Grand National steeple
chase, at Alnlrec, run In the
(.-.-llh..S . r... s. c.l.m.
Butter Price
On Skids Here
Local butter prices skidded
. . another four cents Fridnv on the
local mnrkct in keeping with
the decline in other const cities.
This makes a totnl drop In tho
local butter prices this week of
7 cents. According to representa
tives of the Klnmnth Falls
creamery this is one of the fust
test drops In the price of butter
.n ever seen. Friday's drop brought
butter to 70 cents wholesale,
lowest since denth of OPA.
The sharp drop In butter
prices has been caused more on
. the anticipation of Increased
supplies rather than any 'bur
densome supplies on hand. In
fuel, local production Is barely
keeping up with demand hero
It was stated by creamery officials.
Solons Accuse
Hampering Budget Slashes
WASHINGTON. March 29 T)
Senators Reed (R-Knn.), and Cor
don (R-Ore.), complained today
thut government ugencics are
buttling every attempt of con
gress to whittle down govern
ment agencies are battling every
attempt of congress to whittle
down government costs.
"The people very definitely
voted for economy In govern
ment In the last election. Reed
told a reporter, "but wo hnvo yet
to got any renl holp from any
government department, bureau,
agency or official."
Cordon Is chairman of an op
. proprintions subcommittee now
. reviewing an $882,000,000 cut
mado by tho house In operating
. funds of the treasury and post
office departments. He snid:
, "Apparently congress is facing
orgunized opposition of tho ex
ecutive departments on any and
all econom'es.".
Rcecl declared congress may
foe forced to "tnke unintelligent
tictlon" on slashing government
outlays unless heads of depart
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
Britain Asks
Nazi POV's
Be Returned
MOSCOW, March 29 UP)
Britain proponed tonight to the
Soviet Union, France and the
United States thut all prisoners
of war be returned to Germany
by the end of 1048.
This action was disclosed as
the foreign ministers council de
cided to coma to grips Monday
with tho key questions of Ger
man economic, military and po
litical problems, in lino with
Secretary of State Marshall's
plan to complete discussion of
these mutters by Wednesday
night.
German Plan Talktd
The British recommended
thut France, Russia, Britain and
the United States furnish to the
allied control council for Ger
many not later than June 1, 11)47,
their plans for repatriation 0f
the prisoners, Including pro
visions "whereby such repatria
tion would be completed by De
cember 3). 1048."
Russia holds more prisoners
than any of the other nations.
An authorized source, mean
while, said talks were taking
pluco between Soviet and Brit
ish officials concerning re
vision of the British-Soviet al
liance, but that no concreto de
velopments were expected for
some lime. The discussions grew
out of tho talk Monday between
British Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bcvin and Prune Minister Stalin.
In a one-hour session, tho
shortest of this conference thus
far, the ministers agreed on a
schedule for' the German dis
cussions and act up a special
committee to attempt to draw up
a directive on the lesser prob
lems of the report of the allied
control council for Germany.
"Egg" Authoress
Faces Libel Suit
SEATTLE. March 29 (!) Mr.
and Mrs. Edward A. Bishop,
farmers at Center, Jefferson
county, toduy filed a $100,000
libel suit against Betty Bard,
MacDomild, Seattle author, stat
ing thev were exposed to hatred,
contempt, ridicule and obloquy,'1
through portrayal of characters
in Mrs. MncDuniild's best-selling
book, "The F.gg und I." The
author's husband, Donald C.
MucDonuld, was named a co
defendant. Mrs. MucDonuld was to leave
tonight for New York City for
the motion picture premiers of
"The Egg and I." Publication ot
her lolest book. "Mrs. Pigglc
Wiggle," a Juvenile, was an
nounced lust Wednesday.
Holiday Delays
Greek Loan Move
WASHINGTON, Mnrch 29 (P)
Congressional plans for an Easter
holiday lengthened tho odds to
day against final action on the
ndmlnistra 1 1 o n's $400,000,000
Greek-Turkish aid measure be
fore the middle of April.
The homeward trek by the
lawmakers many want to talk
over the diplomatic issues witl!
constituents also stymied the
separate measure to authorize
$350,000,000 of relief for Italy,
Greece, Hungary, Austria, Po
land and China.
Agencies Of
ments and agencies will advise
where cuts can best be made.
Commissioner U, R. Johnson
of the treasury customs bureau
agreed to return Monday with
plans for meeting a $3,600,000
iiousc slash in operating funds
by some means other than dis
missal of 1500 border and port
patrol officers.
Cordon, Reed and Senator
Bridges (R-N. H.), protested yes
terday that thousands of tele
grams and letters have been
showered on congress in protest
against the dismissals. They said
it looked like an organized pro
paganda campaign.
Johnson, a veteran of 26 years
government service, replied hs
neither organized, approved nor
knew about the protests.
He said his dismissal notices
included the information that
they would be cancelled If the
senate restored funds eliminated
by the house and that all govern
ment employes have the right to
appeal directly to members of
the congress.
Serate Passes iajw LsgisDatai
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Nine O'Clock finds soma people tfrlnklng cof fss. planning dally . labors, -or unlocking doors,
but this morning, our 9 o'clock, phonograph found that soma paopl actually-are at work at
that hour. Kara is Maroria Harkiru. hard at har daily labors
with books, papers, a typewriter and adding machine scattered
Soma people cartalnly go to work earlyl
Oil Companies
Attacked
WASHINGTON. March 29 uT)
James A. Moffett declared today
that oil companies "deliberately
defrauded the United States gov
ernment" in charging the navy
$1.05 a barrel for Arabian-produced
petroleum.
Moffett testified to the senate
war investigating committee that
the British admiralty had been
buying oil In the Persian gulf
area for less than 40 cents a
barrel. He said the navy should
have been able to make pur
chases at a similar price.
Moffett, an oil man and former
federal housing director, said
that a 1941 offer of Arabian oil
to the navy for $30,000,000 had
been "overlooked by govern
ment authorities" when con
tracts were signed in 1945. t
Under the 1945 contracts, the
American-Arabian Oil company
and the California-Texas Oil
company delivered $59,879,594
worth of oil to the navy.
Asked if he thought oil com
panies were "culpable" in not
offering a contract at the 1941
prices, Moffett testified:
"1 say they deliberately de
frauded tho United States gov
ernment, in my opinion."
US Broadcasts
"Sabotaged"
WASHINGTON, March 29 (VP)
Assistant Secretary of State Wil
liam Benton declared today that
American short wave transmit
ters in Munich, aimed at Russia,
had been "sabotaged."
The result was, ho said in a
statement, that "Voice of Amer
ica" broadcasts to the Russians
were beamed to South America
rather than to Moscow.
. Benton snid the sabotage had
been corrected and quoted news
reports from Moscow saying that
u. b. Droacicasis are being heard
clearly in the Soviet capital and
winning new listeners.
Benton's statement was evi
dently prompted by reports that
me first "VolceJ of America
broadcasts to Russia could hard
ly bo heard.
He said that on March 27 he
received a cable from E. J.
Kerrigan, special consultant to
the state department from
Munich reporting that "the
switching gear on one of our
antennae had been sabotaged,
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-DAY. MARCH 29, 1947
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Miners To Quit Pits In
Memory Of
WASHINGTON, March 29 (VP)
John L. Lewis called on 400,000
soft coal miners today to quit
work from Tuesday, April 1, to
Sunday, April 6, in memory of
the 111 victims of the Centralia,
111., mine disaster.
He said his government con
tract authorized such a period of
mourning.
Lewis noted that next week is
Australians
Visit Here
Visitors from Sydney, Aus
tralia. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mc
Dowell, will be guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Jess Brown of Henley
for a few days.
Cooper Brown, son of the Jess
Browns, was a guest in the home
of the McDowells in Sydney for
a month while he was in the ser
vice and invited them to visit if
they ever came to this country.
The McDowells are on an edu
cational tour visiting the main
colleges and universities
throughout the United States
and some in Canada. mhcy have
come through California and
will finish their tour in New
York where they will remain for
20 months taking an advanced
study course.
The travelers are enjoying
scenic snots in Klamath county
and will visit Crater Lake na
tional park with the Browns this
week-end.
Red Cross Drive End Near
But Quota Still Far Short
Time is running out for the
1947 Red Cross drive with only
$12,650 reported contributed to
date. This is little over half of
the quota of $25,000 set for this
county.
Klamath county, so respon
sive in any worthy cause, was
far below the 1946 quota of
$40,000 for the Red Cross and
even with the ' lowered quota
this year it is still far short.
All reports are hot in to date
and while those rural commu
nities which have been heard
from are well over their quo
tas, no reports at all have been
had from others. Both residen
tial and business districts in
Klamath Falls proper are far
behind in their quotas and spe
cial gift contributions are sur
prisingly below the expecta
tion. While the drive is officially
concluded Monday night, March
31, according to Frank X. Sex
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lor West-Hitchcock corporation,
around to' mako har task lighter.
Blast Victims
Holy Week in Christian churches
and he told his bituminous coal
miners that the memorial period
is appropriate.
He fixed the mourning time
from midnight Monday, March
31, until Easter Sunday.
In a communication to the of
ficers and members of his union,
mailed out of Washington today,
Lewis said:
"During this period, coal pro
duction will cease and memorial
ceremonies, church services and
other exercises should be con
ducted to honor our dead and to
pray to God in his infinite mercy
to provide consolation for the
bereaved families."
He said it is "a sacred coinci
dence that the greater part of
this designated period of mourn
ing will be during 'Holy Week.' '
Lewis repeated that "criminal
negligence" on the part of Secre
tary of Interior J. A. Krug, who
heads the coal mines administra
tion in charge of the bituminous
pits under federal operation, "is
responsible for the deaths of
these brave men and the future
impoverishment of their fami
lies." GERMAN COAL STRIKE
' ESSEN, Germany, March 29
(JP) Four thousand Ruhr coal
miners at Dortmund struck to
day in the latest German demon
stration against short food ra
tions. It was the first such action
since unrest over the food situa
tion developed several days ago.
ton, fund chairman, the remain
der of the week will be devot
ed to tabulating reports still
coming in from Red Cross cam
paign workers, and when the
county's contribution is finally
totaled it . is hoped . that there
will be no noticeable discrepan
cy between it and the quota.
Due to illness among work
ers and residents, it is apparent
that everyone has not been con
tacted, Sexton said. No one
need wait however, to make
his contribution. He may mail
it in to Red Cross headquarters
at 518 Main, or if that is incon
venient, a call to 7184 will
bring an authorized represen
tative to collect donations, how
ever small.
"Now is the time to give for
future disaster emergencies,"
Sexton advises, "for when
emergencies arise assistance
must be available immediately
to be beneficial."
No. 1089S
Early End
To Session
Hoped For
SALEM. March 29 IIP) Ore
gon's legislators, growing weary
and irritable because of their
unusually long session, finished
their 11th week today in the
hopes they can adjourn by the
middle 01 next ween.
The senate, which had been
bogged down most of this week,
came to life late Friday and dis
posed of major welfare, teacher
salary, hospital and fair employ
ment legislation. About all 01
the major bills which must be
acted upon next week are those
dealing with taxation and ap
propriations, to give more high
way revenues to counties and
cities, and to make Oregon a
community property state.
Bills Passed
In short order, the senate dis
posed of the following bills late
Friday:
1. Passed and sent to the
governor the $2,143,000 defic
iency public welfare appropria
tion, which must be signed by
Governor Snell by April 1 in
order to prevent complete col
lapse of the public welfare sys
tem during April, May and June.
2. Approved 24 to 6 a house
bill to give school teachers min
imum salaries of $2400 if they
have college degrees, and $2100
if they don't have them. The
senate amended the bill so that
teachers would get $300 less dur
ing their first two years of ex
perience, so the house has to
decide whether to accept this
amendment. ', - . ........
'3." Passed 18 to 12 and "sent to
the house - a bill ordering the
board of control to acquire Camp
White for use as a state hospital,
thus overruling the joint ways
and means committee which had
said there isn't any money to
operate the proposed new hospi
tal. 4. Approved 22 to 8 the bill
to discourage the state and its
subdivisions from refusing to
hire any person because of his
race or religion. The bill goes
back to the house, which had
included sex and union member
ship clauses in the bill. The sen
ate eliminated these latter
clauses.
Crouch Given
Virginia Post
Carlisle Crouch, since 1935
chief ranger of Crater Lake na
tional park, has been advanced
to the post of assistant superin
tendent of the Blue Ridge Park
way, headquarters in Roanoke,
Va., and leaves with his family
for the east coast April 15.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a
comparatively new Dark, estab
lished shortly before the war. It
is 480 miles long and joins Shen-
anctoan. national park in Virginia
to the Great Smokey national
park between North Carolina
and Tennessee. The Blue Ridge
is especially famous to park of
ficials in the country as no com
mercial development is permit
ted on the beautiful drive, 3000
feet above sea level.
Crouch entered the park ser
vice at Mesa Verde national
park. Colorado, his second ap
pointment bringing 1 im to Cra
ter lane, with the exception of
time in service, he has been with
the park continuously. Crouch
said today that he and his family
nopea to return west at some
later date.
Gale Sweeps
Klamath Basin
Runaway ' hats, flying coats
and watery-eyed shoppers were
common sights along Klamath
Falls streets this morning as a
stiff gale whipped the basin area.
The California - Oregon Power
company reported a blast of
wind from the south that reached
a peak velocity of 40 miles an
hour at 11:45 a. m., with a 26
mile average between 10 and 11
a. m.
Clouds of sawdust were
whisked from the Consumer's
Heating company's stock on
Klamath avenue through that
end of town combining with
dirt and dust to chase tearful
Klamath folk indoors for com
fort. In late February, the wind
velocity reached 40 miles and
early this month registered 38
miles an hour, but in both cases
the high wind was during the
night and few people noticed the
gale.
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Aparimeni Walls
Threatened By
Gale Force Winds
A 40-mile gale, blowing from
the south, whipped out the up
per section of the rear wall of
the fire-gutted Evans apart
ments at 10th and Main late
this morning, and the east wall
threatened to collapse under
pressure as police officers roped
off the corner and kept a grow
ing crowd at a safe distance.
The tile wall, braced at three
points to steel girders, was
swaying and buckling in the
stiff wind which carried with
it tule dust and dirt from the
south section ot the basin.
William Kuykendall, attorney
for the Evans family, said to
day that negotiations are still
under way with the insurance
company to reach a settlement
as to disposition of the build
ing, and advised that owners
could not go ahead with razing
the walls until an agreement
was reached and the signal giv
en. The insurance adjusters
were in Klamath Falls only
this week but no decision was
reached.
The apartment house struc
ture was destroyed by fire early
the morning of February 16
and five persons lost their lives
in the holocaust. Only the four
walls remained.
Police and fire officials or
dered early evacuation of build
ings adjoining the apartment
house, including the Horseshoe
cafe. Renie jewelers, Gray real
estate offices and the White-
house rooms.
Co-Ed To Ask
Dismissal
SANTA. ANA, Calif., March
29 UP) Louise Overall's attor
ney announced today that he
will move next week for dis
missal of a murder indictment
against the 17-year-old universi
ty freshman, charging her with
slaying her parents.
Otto Jacobs, the lawyer, told
a reporter that the motion will
be based on a contention that
the transcript of grand jury
testimony fails to produce any
evidence against his youthful
client.
Jacobs said that if the mo
tion for dismissal is denied, his
client will enter a plea of in
nocent and innocent by reason
of insanity, if ordered, to stand
trial" in superior court' with her
sweetheart, George Gollum, 21,
a pre-medical student. .
Woman Killed
In Auto Wreck
GRANTS PASS, March 29 IP)
One woman was killed and five
persons are in hospitals here and
at Ashland as the result of a
head-on traffic crash seven miles
north of this city during a nun
storm late yesterday.
The dead woman is Mrs. Hel
ena Shearon, 34, of Glendale,
Ore.
The injured include Mrs..W.
R. Purvine, 50, Mrs. Sylvia Car
ter, 22, and Catherine Carter,
two years old, all of Glendale.
All are believed seriously hurt.
Two Ashland men. Walter E.
Pierson, 70, and William E.
Hutchison, 44, were taken to a
hospital in that city.
Hutchison, one of the drivers
involved and the only victim who
could be questioned, said that
slippery pavement caused both
cars to skid togetner.
Survey Plane
Reaches Tokyo
WASHINGTON, March 29 (IP)
A C-54 air transport command
plane checking weather, com
munications and navigational
aids along the Great Circle route
to the Orient landed at Tokyo
last night after a 15-hour and 39
minute flight from Adak, Alaska,
the ATC announced here. The
plane took off from Adak on the
2454-mile flight at 1:32a.m. (PST)
yesterday. The ATC is surveying
the route for northern flights to
Tokyo.
Senate Votes
Road Fund
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SALEM. March 29 UP) 1'he
senate voted today to give coun
ties and cities 29 per cent of the
state highway fund, compared
with 32.5 per cent which the
house had voted to give them.
They now get 20.7 per cent of
the fund.
The bill now goes back to the
house, which will have to vote
on whether to accept the senate
version of the two bills.
The bill to increase the coun
ties' share from 15.7 to 19 per
cent was passed 18 to 11.- The
house had voted to raise it to 20
per cent. Based on estimated
increases in gasoline tax and
truck license receipts, the coun
ties' share would be increased
from about $3,000,000 a year
to $6,000,000. .
The measure to increase the
cities' share from 6 to 10 per cent
was passed 21 to 8. The house
vote was for an increase tc 12.5
per cent. Cities would get about
Auto Union
Said Free Of
Communism
DETROIT, March 29 (P) Top
leaders of the CIO United Auto
Workers took sharp issue today
with Michigan Governor Kim
Sigler's testimony that the com
munist party has gained "abso
lute control of certain unions."
Sigler's remarks yesterday be
fore the house committee on un
American activltiea were de
scribed by UAW President Wal
ter P. Reuther as "part of tha
current all-out drive which or
ganized reaction has launched
against labor and liberal forces
in this country."
Quick Denial
Vice President R. J. Thomas
and Secretary-Treasurer George
F. Addes, two of the three UAW
high officials who Sigler testi
fied were '"captives of the com
munist party in the United
States," had quick denials to the
charges.
Addes, who said he spoke for
both, called the republican gov
ernor's statement a "falsehood"
which apparently was obtained
from "poisoned sources." There
was no personal comment irom
Richard C. Leonard, UAW vice
president and the third member
of the trio attacked by Sigler.
Governor Happed
Reuther. known in the UAW
as opposed to communist influ
ence witnin nis union, criucizea
the governor's remarks and said
he would fight "republican party
interference in our Internal af
fairs." - "The CIO opposes communist
interference in our union, and I
stand foursquare for that poli
cy," the UAW chief declared.
"But handling of that problem
is an internal union concern and
we are just as vigorously op
posed to republican party influ
ence in our internal affairs."
Then Reuther added that Sig
ler "performed a valuable ser
vice for communism by allowing
members of the party , to "hide
behind genuinely liberal and
progressive forces."
Broken Life
Boat Found
, HONOLULU. March 29 (- ..
The-missing lifeboat irom the
broken tanker Fort Dearborn
. fnttnA lac4 niffhf hV th
steamship China Victory, but
there was no sign 01 tne a men
who disappeared with it on the
stormy night of March 12.
The China Victory, en route
from the Philippines to San
Francisco, radioed the Hawaiian
. that th Fnrt FleAr-
born motor lifeboat No. 3 was
found drifting bottom-up ooa
miles northeast of Midway is
land. "
"Rnat Hnrfiv HnmaffMl Pro
peller gone from shaft. No sign
or ute, tne umna . victory
radioed.
The 12 who launched the life
boat minutes 'after the tanker
cracked in half were tne oniy
crewmen unaccounted for.
Thirty-two men were rescued
fmm tho haw anH stpm HectionS
by naval and merchant ships.
An extensive searcn ox vass
areas of the central Pacific was
made for the lifeboat by navy
planes, a cruiser and 15 de
stroyers. Four Die In
Train-Car Wreck
AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 (IP)
Four Latin American boys were
killed and three others and a
priest were injured when a
southbound Missouri . Pacific
switch engine crushed a pick
up truck at the 35th street
railroad crossing here today.
All the victims were from
Austin.'
The public safety department
reported that the pickup truck
was headed west and the loco
motive south when they collid
ed at the crossing near Camp
Mabry, state police headquar
ters. 29 Per Cent
Split For City
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$3,200,000 a year, compared with
$auu,uuu tney now gei.
Supporters of the bills said
,1 , ,..(;., nnw nrp havinir to
use road funds for welfare pur
poses, ana tnai county rtwua
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repairs. They said that the high
way funa couia easily sianu uw
allocation of more revenues.
Opponents said it would take
25 years to complete the state
highway program, and that every
cent is needed for it. Several
senators who opposed the bills
said they would support them if
gasoline taxes or motor vehicle
license fees were increased.
Voting against the counties
bill were Cornett, Ellis, Fatland,
Gibson, Hilton, Jones, Marsh,
McKay, Newbry, Parkinson and
Walsh.
- Those voting against the cities
bill were Fatland, Gibson, Hil
ton, Marsh, McKay, Newbry,
Walsh and Cornett. '
Senator P. J. Stadelman, The
Dalles, was absent. ,