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AI'AN'8 lioimo of pct-r dies to
night. II .will bo replaced
under tliu now Jul) coiistilutlifn
ilmt brcninca cftcctlvo on May
I by a hnuaa of councillors whoso.
100 invnibora uro to be elected on
prll 20.
When tho now coualltutlon
(on Into effect in Muy, Jupun'i
once-powerful privy council
will bo out for good. The privy
rouncll luii been an offoctlvo
device for coiivontrnllnil ALL
POWER In few lunula. The
oretically, It Inn ADVISED tho
unperor. Actually, It KAN him.
When fundamental changca
now under way aro completed,
Japan will emorgo with a gov
ernment limllar to ouri and
(WILL that be a ureal achieve-
" nionl?
Not necessarily. It Is a great
EXPERIMENT. Its aucccas or
failure will depend upon tho In
telligence and the discipline of
tho Japanese people and tho
quality of their leudorahip.
Democracy Isn't a manic
formula. It worka only when
intelligent. Induatrlouit people,
willing to aubmlt to certain
iccciutary disciplines, are aln
ccrely and wiaely led toward
. worth-while objectivva.
roWITT M'KENZIE. whole
1 well informed and carefully
reasoned out column hua sp
peured in till ncwapapcr for
aeveral yeura, aaya today:
"The Muaeow-dlrecU'd world
revolution for the aprcad of
communlam, which was born
with the alabliahmont of tho
revolutionary Soviet government
in 1017, la at long laat In full
awing on a truly global basia.
It i mobilized to the utmoat
strength which Russia can
muster pending her recovery
from the ravagea of war."
M'KENZIE goes on:
Naturally, the United
States, a tho most powerful na
' Hon of our time , . . and a
'capitalistic' one at that, IS THE
He adds:
"We were given plenty of
warning In the sensational testi
mony developed last week before
the congressional committee on
uu-Amerlcan activities and In
the report of this committee to
congress, The repprt declares
that the communist party of the
United States Is part of the
world-wide revolutionary move
ment, taking orders direct from
Moscow, and that It seeks to
He concludea: '
' "I return to this subject be
cause I'm encountering people
who find It difficult to believe
Hint anything ao terrible could
be' a reality especially In the
United Statea. It doca aeem like
melodramatic fiction, but we
shall be crazy not to recognize
Its truth."
"JT I hard for us to realize that
Russia, as the leader of the
communist world, is possibly
(probably is the more realistic
word) deliberately planning the
DESTRUCTION of the United
States of America, It seems too
strange and weird to be true.
Out it must have been hard
for the Europe of the middle ages
to realize that it was the TAR
GET of Genghis Khan and his
Mongols and of Attlla and his
Huns. But such was the case.
And we mustn't forget that
Genghis Khun and his Mongols
and Attlla and his Huns came
K-onllnuad n ri S, Clnis SI
nnn' ko.. -..V.. 1.1- k. -I.J . . ' i-
1 9 o'clock in the morning. So we're obliging. Our 9 o'clock photog
1 caught Benny Meyera dishing out lamp globea down at Lorens
Ecomnanv today, and wa'ra nrasarvlns that act In nn..ri with
this picture.
War Powers
End Tonight
President Truman loses at mid
night the blggcat single grant
of power handed over to the
Whito House during tho war
the unlimited authority to ra
tion and parcel out scarco ma
terials. However, congress was set to
stump Its final approvul during
tho day on two measures salvim-
ing a vestlgo of the second wur
powers act. The bulk of Unit
measure dies at midnight, along
with the six and one-half ycur
old draft law.
Prompt Approval
Tho new bills, already ap
proved by senute and house con
ference committees, were duo
for prompt presidential slitnu-
tu re onco they reach the White
House. They provide:
An extension until October
31 of sugar rationing and price
control with tho agriculture de
partment taking over both
chores from OPA.
Emergency extension, until
Juno 30 only, of allocution pro
grams over tin, antimony, rail
road freight cars, tractors built
for export, manlla and agave
cordago and fiber, the drug
streptomycin, and cinchona (qui
nine), bark: plus limited controls
In foreign trade.
Upon signing them, the presi
dent will abandon his authority
to place any other materials un
der priorities, rationing or al
location, even In the event of a
new national crisis arising from
strikes, disasters or a revived
threat of war.
Control over rubber, uranium
ore, housing materials, exports,
and construction all formerly
dependent on the second war
powers act already have been
preserved under separate post
war legislation.
Marshall Raps
Soviet Stand
MOSCOW. March 31 (D U.
S. Secretary of Stale Marshall,
in his bluntest speech of the
Conference, denounced Soviet
Russia today for delivering "an
ultimatum" to the foreign min
isters council.
"Unless we enn have a real
meeting of minds and a real de
sire to carry out both the spirit
and letter of our agreements it
would be better If none were
reached." the secretary of stato
"We can never reach real
agreement on the basis of ulti
matum or Immovable positions,"
Marshall declared in comment
ing on the Soviet position that
unions Russia received repar
ations from current German pro
duction no settlement could be
No City Council
Meeting Tonight
The council chambers at the
city hall will be darkened this
evening as the fifth Monday In
the month of March has rolled
City fathers can stay home,
away from the affairs of the
town. The city charter provides
for only .four meetings of the
council in any one month, tnus
giving the council four days off
per year.
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M.. lMr. SO) ... I Mln.
Fr..lilLllim I. It l
A hug cake ctnterad with one small candle representing a big year for KFLW radio station, was. cut shortly after the staff
gathered In celebration of the first year of The Herald and News' station operations.
KFLW's full-time staff of 13 people and several of its part-time employes pictured above from left to right axe, Aaron Boa.
sales representative! Charles McFsrlan. announcer; Marjorie Eagle, traffic manager: Don Neal. "sports department": Fannette
Hodges, continuity writer: Gib Waltera, chief engineer: Chuck Cecil, production manager; Clarence Bauer, assistant engineer;
Bob McCarl. chief announcer: Gordon Lee. technician; Ed Johnson, janitor; Max Frye. commercial manager; Bill Williams,
pianist; Paul Alexander, technician-announcer: Bud Chandler, manager: Kelly Roberts, news editor: Frank Jenkins, owner and
director. Not available for h .photograph wore, Phelma Montgomery, bookkeeper; Edith Pieruccini, switchboard operator;
Marshall Pengra. director. The entire group will be heard In an' informal annislsraary program tonight at 8:30. ' ' '
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Sugar Bill
Action Rushed
WASHINGTON. March 31 (P)
Racing to prevent expiration of
sugar rationing at mianigm, me
house today approved compro
mise legislation continuing sugar
allocation and price control
until October 31.
Immediate senate action will
be sought to permit the bill to
the White House before, night
fall for the president's signa
ture. The bill stipulates that each
person shall have a ration of at
least 20 pounds of sugar in the
next seven montlis. This is at
the rale of a 35-pound yearly
ration, or 10 pounds more than
last year's ration.
Under the compromise, the
OPA is stripped of further ad
ministration of the controls, and
the power transferred to the de
partment of agriculture.
The bill also sets aside 30,000
tons of sugar for new industrial
users and continues inventory
controls, except over household
consumers, until March 31, 1948.
Blasts Rock
Oil Plants
JERUSALEM. March 31 tP)
An authoritative source said to
night that the Jewish commun
ity of Palestine "will have to
pay for damages wrought by ex
plosions and fire in the Haifa
oil docks" while the British off
shore were rescuing 1570 Jew
ish refugees from a foundering
Oil company technicians esti
mated damage at around $4,000,
000, although earlier estimates
were up to $18,000,000.
The informant said he could
not say whether the Palestine
government planned to levy a
special tax against the Jews in
The oil fires shot smoke thou
sands of feet into the air, dark
ening all of Haifa. Some esti
mated the fires would burn for
several days.
Yreka Air Service
Starts Tomorrow
YREKA, Calif., March 31
This northern California town
will sec its first air- service
starting tomorrow, April 1, when
Southwest Airways will begin
freight and passenger runs be
tween Redding and Medford via
There will be two dally flights,
one' north and one south, for the
present and until need for addi
tional flights is felt. The com
pany will use the Siskiyou coun
ty airport located at Montague.
six miles east of here. A test
run was made Thursday prior to
regular operations on Tuesday. 1
KFLW Celebrates First
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KFLW Celebrates Its
First Birthday Today
The Herald and News radio
station KFLW started its second
year of broadcasting in Klamath
Falls today, March 31. It was
Just a year ago today, on a Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, when
KFLW presented its Inaugural
broadcast and joined the Amer
ican Broadcasting company as
its 200th affiliated station.
With more than 250 stations
now affiliated with ABC, an in
terview with Bud Chandler.
KFLW's station manager, re
vealed that the position of The
Herald and News station as an
ABC affiliate now ranks very
favorably with the largest metro
politan stations, being privileged
to release almost every big
Phone Strike
Said Certain
NEW YORK, March 31 ffl
The contract between the Amer
ician Telephone and Telegraph
company and its 20,000 long lines
employes in 42 states expires at
midnight tonight, and the union
president says "it looks very
much as though we'd walk out
at 8 a. m., April 7, as planned."
John J. Moran, president of
the American Union of Tele
phone Workers, (independent),
said a meeting with company
negotiators last night ended in
a stalemate on both sides."
The AUTW is a key affiliate
of the National Federation of
Telephone Workers, which has
threatened a nationwide walkout
April 7, and Moran said that
despite the contract termination
tonight he expected no action
by his union until the April 7
date. (
The union, Moran said, would
give "very careful considera
tion" to any proposal from the
company to leave all the issues
but not wages alone up to
impartial arbitration.
Legislature Is
Most Costly Yet
SALEM. March 31 (P) The
r-urrent legislative session, be
sides tclng the longest in his
tory, is also the most costly.
The joint ways and means
committee reported today that
the session thus far has cost the
taxpayers $345,000, today being
me Yom nay.
The 1945 session, which lasted
69 days and was the longest and
most expensive on record, cost
The figures Include legislative
expenses only, such as salaries
of legislators and employes,
printing and postage.
Tax Defeated
Anniversary On March 30
transcontinental ABC program.
The Lone Ranger." one of the
very few ABC features not now
heard over KFLW and. inci
dentally, one of the nation's
highest-ranking juvenile pro
grams, is scheduled to resume in
Klamath Falls in September.
Top-rated radio stars now
heard regularly over KFLW in
clude Don McNeill, Kenny
Baker, Don Wilson, Tom Brene
man. Ted Malone. Drew Pear
son, Walter Winchell. Bing
Crosby, and rtenry Morgan, ana
its array of brilliant ABC pro
grams is equally impressive:
"Breakfast Club." "Breakfast in
Hollywood," "My True Story,"
"The Listening Post," "Club
Time," "What's Doin' Ladies,"
"Bride and Groom," "Boston
Symphony," "Henry Morgan
Show." "Philco Radio Time,"
"Sunday Serenade," "Greatest
Storv Ever Told," "Hollywood
Music Hall," "Gillette Fights."
"Town Hall," "Theatre Guild."
"Pot of Gold," "Detroit Sym
phony," and many others. .
Pacific coast radio industry
statistics also indicate. Chan
dler stated, that KFLW's local
schedule has been as ambitious
as that undertaken by any sta
tion of its size during the, past
In the realm of sports, KFLW
originated 20 baseball games, in
cluding direct broadcasts from
Redding, Dunsmuir, Mt. Shasta,
Weed and McCloud. Also includ
ed were seven Softball games.
Twenty-five football games
were presented, 16 via ABC,
nine described by KFLW's staff
including games direct from
Salem, Ashland, Medford and
Eugene. Twenty basketball
games were aired, including
KUHS competition direct from
Medford, Central Point, Grants
Pass and Eugene, as well as the
Oregon State-Oklahoma game di
rect from Kansas City, via
KOAC, Corvallis.
Special features included de
scriptions of the Fourth of July
parade, four days .of rodeo com
petition direct from the fair
grounds in Klamath Falls, the
Hart Mountain Antelope expedi
tion direct from. Lakeview, the
(Continued n Past S, Column 7
Klamath Traffic
Record Perfect
The citv of Klamath Falls was
advised today that a perfect traf
fic record, as far as fatalities
went, was nung up by tne com
munity for the months of Jan
uary and February.
The national safety council
further announced - that -4510
persons were killed in ' traffic
accidents in the United States
during that period, 17 per cent
fewer than in the first two
months of 1946, and 19 per cent
fewer than the same period in
1941. . . .......
(Telephone 8111)
New Mail
Service Due
The post office department to
day announced a new 10 cent
"air letter service" to all parts
of the world, effective April 29.
The service calls for the use
of air letter sheets, purchasable
at post offices. The thin sheets,
measuring 12 by 8 incnes,
including a gummed flap, may
be folded and sealed after the
letter is written into the form
of a small envelope.
The folder missive will bear
a red-printed 10-cent air mail
stamp of the same DC-4 design
as the new 5-cent air mail
The price of 10 cents for the
stamped letter sheets compares
with the present minimum
charge of 25 cents for letters
mailed abroad.
Two Youths
Die In Crash
A nnnpr tinund mvsterv thril
ler. "Death Takes a Ride," lay
on the floor of a wrecked car
in which two young Ashland
men lost their lives and three
others were critically injured at
2:30 o'clock this morning on the
Greensprings highway five
miles south of the valley town.
Dead are John Valentine
Schmaltz, 21, and William Allen
Montgomery, 18. Injured were
Glen r'loyd weison, jly; nuiion
E. Morrison, 16, and Donald
Montgomery, 21, brother of the
dead youth.
The car, traveling toward
Ashland from the Greensprings
area, took out two telephone
poles before it came to a stop.
Both Schmaltz and Montgomery
were killed instantly. Shortly
after the accident two Klamath
Falls youths, Evan Dixon, 623
Prescott, and Bud Brown, Lenox
addition, en route home from
Medford, came on the scene and
noticed the mystery novel on
the floor of the car. .
Northwest Men
Frame Proposal
PORTLAND. March 31 (JF)
Two northwest men have pro
posed that the miners, instead
of halting . work this week in
memorial to Centralia mine dis
aster victims, remain on the job
and contribute the. period's
wages to the victims' families.
Dr. Walter G. Hiltner, Seattle
physician, and Sid Woodbury,
Portland chamber of commerce
president, each wired the sug
gestion to John J-.. Lewis yes
terday. The idea occurred to
them independently.
No. 10896
House Votes
For Hospital
At Medford
SALEM. March 31 W) Gov
ernor Earl Snell'a $500,000 an
nual forestry conservation and
research program died today un
der the bitter opposition of the
timber Industry, with opponents
joining with the sponsors in a
move to send it oacK to com
mittee in an effort to work out
a new plan.
The house voted 46 to 10 today
and sent to the governor a bill
ordering the state board of con
trol to acquire Camp White hos
pital from the government for
use as a state mental nospitai.
The forestry measure, which
would tax all timber cut in the
state 10 cents a thousand feet,
was passed by the house and
senate, but the senate reconsid
ered its vote and ended up in a
15-15 deadlock.
The timber industry objected
strenuously to having to pay the
cost, so now the bill goes back
to the senate forestry committee.
The committee is expected to
approve a tax on timber, but it
would be only lor researcn, tne
industry agreeing with this prin
ciple. - .
But the committee is expected
to adopt a new reforestation pro
gram to oe tinancea oy some
S20.000.000 worth of general
obligation bonds. This proposal
would be submitted to the
people, who would have to pay
tor tne Donas.
There was much speculation
whether Governor . Snell , would
sign tho Camp "White measure,
since he is chairman of the board
of control which bad recommend
ed against taking over Camp
Hindu Riot
Toll Mounts
BOMBAY. March 31 Wr A
communique said today that in
rioting between Hindus and
Moslems four persons were
burned to death yesterday in a
horse drawn victoria carriage
which was set ablaze.
The dead were among the 42
killed here and 14 others were
injured. Nine persons were
killed and 50 wounded in simi
lar disturbances in Calcutta
and Cawnporc.
The communique, from the
Bombay provincial information
director, said four persons man
aged to escape from another
carriage which rioters burned.
Police Commr. A. E. Caffin
threatened to place Bombay
under a 24-hour curfew, bar
ring all persons from streets in
the trouble areas, unless there
was a "distinct improvement"
in the riot situation. He threat
ened also to impose heavy col
lective fines on trouble areas.
Draft Boards Prepare To
Close After Long Service
Klamath county's two selec
tive service boards prepared to
day to close up their business
after six and one-half years'
service to the community and
Expiration of the selective
service law occurs today, March
31, but the boards' offices will
probably continue in operation
for some time before their af
fairs are wound up.
The boards registered a total
of 13,792 men under 45, and
5796 of them entered the
armed services. Of these, 4798
were discharged and 904 are
still serving, and 94 are listed
as dead. -
T. D. Case and Mary Case
served as clerks of the two
boards .throughout their opera
tion. Today, the boards issued the
following' Statement:
"We should like to take this
opportunity to thank all those
who contributed so much to the
successful operation of this ef
fort the newspapers and the
radio, the registrars, city and
county ' officials, the school
boards, the county agricultural
war board, the Elks and Eagles
and other organizations who
freely gave of their . time and
"We wish especially to thank
the employers for their fine co
operative attitude even though
we were crippling their efforts
to . increase production and for
First Vote
SALEM. March 31 UP1 Th
joint legislative ways and meant
committee voted 9 to 5 today to
recommend that the state tak .
over the Klamath Marine Bar
racks for use as a state voca
Uonal school.
Last week the committee had ,
voted unanimously against the
proposal, wnicn cans for an ap
proprlation of $620,000 to oper .
ate it for the next two years,
In the meantime, however, tho
new program to insure the state
against a budget deficit was de
veloped, which made it possible
to reconsider the adverse action.
Legislative OK
Approval by the ways and
means committee usually carries
along with it legislative ap
proval, since the legislature
ordinarily accepts the favorable
reports of its ways and means '
The committee's action today
came on a 2 to 1 report of a sub
committee that the barracks pro
posal be reconsidered and ap
proved. The subcommittee had
held a hearing on the plan last
Friday, at which 10 Klamath
Falls residents protested against
rejection of the deal.
The subcommittee - members
voting for the proposal today
were Sen. Carl Engdahl, Pendle
ton, and Rep. William B. Morse, -Prineville.
Voting against it was
Sen. Howard C. Belton, Canby.
Water Ready
With plenty of water avail-'
able in ail storage areas, the
United States office of the bu-,
reau of reclamation advised to
day that irrigation waters will
be turned on as soon as suffi
cient need is felt, probably
around the latter part of the)
week. i
The usual date of opening the
gates to fill the. miles of canals,
and ditches, is around April 4
and 5. This year appears to b
no different, according to R, S.
Hopkins, irrigation manager for
the bureau. If there ie no fur
ther moisture from-tile sky, the
water will more than likely be
turned on this week-end. but
storms such as experienced this
past week may delay action.
Hopkins said the bureau did
not anticipate as much of a de
mand as that of last year as less
potato plantings means less wa
ter needed.
Tavern Loving !
Dog Earns Keep
WHh Service
NORTH BEND. March 31 (JPt
Prince is a nondescript, mud
loving 9-year-old cocker spanieL
but lie also is the working dog
(tavern section) champion . of
North Bend.
Hes been a regular at a tav
ern here for three years, earn
ing his keep in his own way.
The boys at the card table)
toss him a dollar bill.- He picks
it up, trots over to a restaurant
and comes back with a hot sand
wich and change in a paper bag.
He never opens the bag, not
even when it holds hamburger
for his own dinner.
He likes the other tavern
regulars so well, he goes with
a different one each night. May
be he likes them too well. At
any rate he has been known to
grab a lunch basket and carry
it off to the tavern, to offer its
food to the card players.
their fine continuing contacts
and programs for assuring the
boys their jobs when they cam
"We appreciate deeply tha
support and faith of this com
munity in the justice and wis
dom of your local boards in
their trying task. We have tried
to the best of our ability, with
out fear or favor, to give each
registrant a square deal and to
fit, as best we could, his duty
to support and , defend in
United States of America to
his particular circumstance.
And finally .we want to thank
from the bottom of our hearts,
the seven thousand od Klamath
county men who so willingly
laid aside their private lives
when their country needed
them, shouldered our national
burdens and preserved this
country for the children of th
future; and the folks st home
who accepted their sacrifices
with a prayer that all would
return safely, and redoubled
their efforts to produce more.
"It is a privilege to aerve
such a grand community as the
Klamath Empire. : m
"G. C. Blonm
. "Alfred D. Collier ;
' "S. P. Dehlinger f
' ; "C. Ov Dryden '
' . "James H. Fowler
X "Fred H. Heilbronner
. "H. N. Moe ;
r "Frank Schmitz
. 'X Dr and Mary Cbm.