Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, April 09, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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In The
Day's fas
pllKSE wordn aro writlmi In
Eugene on thn fateful morn
lull of April 7, 1047, when thn
Iiful rnmniuiilcatlmis Iwluatry of
tin) United Status audili-iily
IiiwpiI from It ntirmul hum
nilim, efficient speed tu a Iniltlnii,
aputtrrliig crawl llko an auUi
mulillo whuao engine hud aud
dculy none out of whack.
Or like an antelope. 11m mua
cli' working In the lull, iflnrlouii
I'M-iirillnullun that iiuikoa an
antelope In action a boautlltil
Ihliiu to behold, when It li
trlrkon by the bullet of a
pUGENE hua a miuiually oner
c alnd ayalcm. Ho Its local
ttilophoniti uro out. Housewives
, who hud planned to do their
V Moiulny ahopplng by phone, thua
enabling thrill to ifct the mornliiK
waah out of the wuy, mint throw
a coat on over a limine (I rem and
mi down town and do their buy-
init in person WALKING, If
their huiibuiida hupprn to huve
kiken the cur. (They can't
phone to apouacs to atop by the
lore on the way homo and bring
aomcthliiK for lunch.)
plUS writer la headed for Hone,
burs thi afternoon. Head.
1 ii If for another town In theae
duya, you muat hnve a hotel
rcM'i'vntlon. A quick phone cull,
plucliiB the order and netting
confirmation In one transaction,
la aumcthlnii that used to be, but
no loituer l.
So it's a caae of off ON FOOT
(you can't phone the ineaMigc or
phone for a messenger) to tho
western union, u s a nine sur.
firlalng how much lost time that
nvolvea, Unconacloualy you
multiply youranlf by MO million
and gel a atartllng picture of the
wanted time Involved In tho
Uoltrd Statea of America by tho
stoppage of telephone service.
It breaks In on you that In this
modern ago In this moat modern
of the nations TIME la both cap
ital and raw imiterlal. wasted
time means wasted production.
Waited production means a low
ered standard of living. A
permanently lowered standard
of living means mat your cnii
dren wilt have fewer opportun
ities than you have had.
T all makes you think. As al
ways when you aro annoyed
and put out, your thinking takes
trango turn.
The teletypes and the radio
(the communications tie-up isn't
complete) bring you word that
In Indiana and Virginia stalo
laws BLOCK strikes that inter
fere with the public welfare. So
the telephones 'are workihu
there. Housewives don't have to
leave their Monday morning's
wash to go down town to do Uio
day's shopping. Dualneaa men
don't have to walk to the tele
graph office to dispatch a mes
sage that can't go by phone.
Normal, modern life goes on
there as usual,
This thought stares you sud
denly in tho face: lan't it BET
TER to have laws that protect
the rights of the majority
against the (perhaps selfish) de
sires of the minority?
Somehow it had never struck
you so forcibly before. It's odd
how you see things like thut
when your normal, accustomed
routine of lifo is interrupted and
y.u have to devise ways to over
come obstacles that hadn't been
in your path before.
TN your disturbed and upset
state, a frightening possibility
croaacs your mind.
Suppose some ENEMY, lying
In wait for the moment when
your country would be momen
tarily WEAK and his would be
strong and ready, should choose
tins Instant to POUNCE. In
theae days of air war nations can
E ounce like the cougar that has
cen waiting for the doer.
Without perfectly functioning
communications, how could we
organize a successful defense in
such an emergency?
A SCREWY thought?
Of course It'a screwy. Prac
tlcnlly preposterous. Such things
are out of this world. It wua
ICsnllnUfd an Fata t, Column SI
Teenagers Deny Drinking;
Canteen Given High Praise
. A delegation from the Tccn-
Age canteen today advised Tho
Herald and News that the story
curried Tuesday as a report from
the Juvenile office was in error
and that "no drinking occurred
at the canteen Saturday night."
Robert Banister, director of the
canteen, accompanied the group,
The KUIlS students wore em
phatic In support of the Tcen
Agc policy of careful supervi
sion of tho canteen and said thut
as the result of the actions of a
few, the canteen had been given
an "undeserved" black eye. Mrs.
Fayc Blackmer, Juvenile officer,
also advised The Herald and
News this morning that tho can
teen operations wore not in
volved In the affair.
Banister contacted Chief of
Police Orvlllc Hamilton Wed
nesday morning and was advised
by the chief that he had had no
difficulty from the canteen
which is located on the Spring
street side of the armory, but did
say that ho considered the loca-
Rising Costs
Subject Of
Cabinet Talk
President Truman explored the
economic problems of rising
prices during an hour and 40
minute cabinet session todny, but
the White Houae announced af
terward "no action was taken
or Is planned."
Charles It o s s , presidential
aecrctury, gave this report to
newainen after the special mid
week session of the cabinet and
Mr. Truman's top economic ad
vlaera. Added to the lineup around
the cabinet table were Edwin G.
Nourse, chairman of the preal-di-nt's
economic adviaorv coun
cil; Marrlner S. Eccles, chairman
of the federal reaerve system,
and James E. Webb, budget di
rector. General Discussion
The partlclpanta referred all
nueationa to Hcias. He said there
was a "general discussion" of
the price and economic situation
and that President Truman "did
a lot of listrnlng."
Ross declined to detail
Nourse's report on the Inflation
ary outlook. Yesterday, Nourse
told reporters ho viewed It as
Ross said Nourse gave the
cabinet a four or five page
memorandum on economic mat
ters. Then each cabinet officer
gave his views.
But Rons said the official fanv
I1y made "no attempt to arrive
at a 'concensus .
Crooner Takes
Battle Honors
Frank Sinatra, the crooner, and
Lee Mortimer, columnist for the
New York Dully Mirror, tangled
outside Clro's restaurant last
night and this time It apparent
ly wnan'l one of the one-punch
battles for which Hollywood
has become famous.
Sinatra emerged unscathed
but Mortimer went to a hospital
for 117.50 worth of X-rays. He
said, however, thai ne was nil
from behind and mat rranxic
had three "heavies" helping him.
This the crooner denied.
Sinatra said: I saw red. I
hit him. I'm all mixed up. I'm
sorry that it happened, but I
was raised In a tough neighbor
hood where you had to tight at
the drop of a hat and I couldn't
help myself.
"For two years he has been
needling me. He has referred to
my bob-noxer fans as morons.
They arc only kids 14 and IS
years old. I don't care If they
do try to tear your clothes off.
Bank Debits Here
Show Big Gain
Debits reported by Klamath's
(wo banks in the first quarter of
1947 showed an Increase of near
ly $10,000,000 over the corres
ponding period of 1040. Bank de
posits here are up about Sl.uuu,
000. Here are the consolidated
Total deootlts on hand:
March 31, 1946 $27,921,901. IS
March 31. 1947 S29.823.756.75
Total debits:
1st. quar., 1946 $49,204,245.84
1st. quar., 1947 $59,745,914.50
lion "not too favorable" and
that he would exert every influ
ence to protect the youngsters
especially on Saturday nights
wnpii me usual dunces are neid
at the armory.
The telephone coll, referred
to in the story, was made Satur
day night by Banister but not li)
connection with the beer drink
ing episode which was conduct
ed near tho canteen by several
boys. Bnni.ster said he called of
ficers when ho learned from two
girls entering tho canteen that
older men were outside in a car
offering them drinks. Police re
sponded to the call.
Banister again urged coopera
tion of parents and said that
without help from tho homes,
tho canteen would not be able to
survive. The delegates from the
canteen also urged further "help
from home" and said that If the
canteen closed the youngsters
would be forced to seek their en
tertainment wherever they could
find it, "principally on tho
streets," .
6iMffl$m? (Dost Feared
I t"! lft USUI t V!
if...' .
Large dspartmant store Is inundated
Just off Flint's main street, were broken
loft) was carried a quarter of a block by
police boat.
Rodeo Committee Laying
Plans For Three-Day Show
Long before the arena dust
clouds performing cowhands
members of the Klumath Rodeo
association committee are at
work preparing programs, out
lining dates and deciding on
fiurscs and entry fees. At a mcet
ng held Tuesday, purses totaling
$5600 were approved, and the
three-day show slated for July
4, S and 6.
Elmer H. Balsigcr, president
of the association, said purses
would total as much as last
year's four-dav show. The rodeo
this year will be "an open show"
with participants members of
the International Rodeo asso
ciation and the Rodeo Cowboys
association. There will be the
Survey Made
A building survey to deter
mine the amount of construction
under way in Klamath Falls su
burban areas was made this week
by Charles R. Stark, manager
of the chamber of commerce.
Numerous Questions to the
chamber housing committee
brought about the survey which
shows that the bulk of new con
struction is being made off the
main thoroughfares of the city.
Traveling 48 miles, covering
the area from Enst Main out to
the end of any settlement south
of where the city limits cross the
canal, the suburban section north
and south of Shasta way, Alta
mont section, Homcdale, Yalta
Gardens and Mills addition, a
count was kept by Stark with a
mechanical tally device.
The tally showed 231 Incom
pleted new houses under con
struction or major remodeling
operations. About 200 of theso
arc outside the city limits.
A separate tally was kept on
new, occupied houses which ap
peared to have been constructed
since last summer, with a total
count of 114.
From these figures an esti
mate was made that there are
around 300 additional residences
under construction in other parts
of the city not covered in the
survey, The downtown section
of Klamath Falls was not tallied
and business buildings were not
Eugene Man Named
State Director
PORTLAND. April fl (fl'l The
state apprenticeship council has
appointed Robert L. Smith, 28,
fcugene public schools trade and
industrial training coordinator.
as state director of aDDrentice-
Smith, a 1041 University of
Oregon graduate, worked at
Oregon shipyard here before en
tering the army. He graduated
from Salem high school and at
tended Willamette university
two years arior to enrolling at
Oregon. ,
The position carries a $5000
annual salary.
FALLS. Or ,o i-8DAY,
Large Michigan
- sftsssa j-JKst
r - '
by ' flood water in Flint, Mich. Windows in tha store,
by flood currents and debris. An inter-city bus (lower
tha force of tha water. Passengers ware rescued by a
AP wirephoto.
traditional big Fourth 'of July
parade with E. P. Ivory in
charge, and many other special
attractions during the celebra
tion. Biggest purse of the show is
offered in the bronc riding, sec
ond high in the bull riding. Fol
lowing are the purses and en
trance fees, the fees to be added,
as usual, to the purse.
Event Purse Fees
Bronc riding $1000. $25
Steer team roping 800 ' 20
ar man)
Calf Roping 800 25
Bull riding 900 25
Bareback riding .. 600 15
Bulldogglng 750 20
K-milo ireo for all 150 20
U-mile stock
horse race 150 10
t.mile fraa for all 300 20
Beat reined
cow horaa 150 25
Total... $5600
Musical chair and other events
arc also scheduled for the arena
entertainment including trick
performers md clowns. Balsigcr
said every effort was being made
to make this year's show a top
notch professional performance
in every way.
Officers of the association are
Elmer Balsigcr, president; Bill
Scrruys, vice president; Horace
E. Gctz, secretary - treasurer;
Marshall E. Cornett and Basil
Brown, arena directors; Bill Dal
ton, E. P. Ivory, Arthur Rickbeil
and Jim btcvenson, directors;
Pete Driscoll and Bill Kuyken
dall, legal: Dr. J. C. Hunt, gen
eral manager.
Balsigers To
Close Thursday
Out of respect to Henry Ford,
the Balsiger Motor company will
be closed all day Thursday, ac
cording to Elmer Balsiger, head
of the local firm. In paying
tribute to the great industrial
ist, Balsigcr said that Ford prop
erties and associated industries
all over the world would be
closed, and there will be a spe
cial broadcast at 6:30 this eve
ning dedicated to the memory of
Henry Ford, '
Educators Table
Tax Question
PORTLAND, April 9 (fl')
Members of the Oregon Educa
tion association were back in
their classrooms today after
shelving the question of support
or opposition to the proposed 3
per cent retail sales tax at final
sessions of their annual conven
tion here.
The association voted to post
pone indefinitely any action on
the tax issue after speakers re
viewed the bill and a committee
which studied the measure sub
mitted a report,
Ben Buisman, Oregon grange
representative, told the teachers
the sales tax was to relieve real
estate of existing tax burdens
and. would not make additional
revenue available for education.
APRIL 9, 1947
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Work Starts
On Lighting
Following the legislative okay
on a bill providing for formation
of lighting districts, work has
begun on installation of street
lights on the section of S. Bin
street beyond the city limits.
Work on the area of the street
within the city, extending from
the viaduct to Washburn way.
will be withheld until legal tech'
nicalities are ironed out.
City Engineer E. A. Thomas
received plans drawn by state
highway engineers for the light
ing work inside the city this
morning, first step in the city's
side of the project. Under the
state plan, lights along the thor
oughfare will be paid through
regular tax channels with pay
ment on a per front footage basis.
Plans Extension
Considerable work is sched
uled by the Weyerhaeuser Tim
ber company as soon as weather
permits with extension of the
main line from Horscglade north
of Bly. into the Sycan marsh
arep to develop timber on the
west-side of the Summer lake
run' in Lake county.
Ground in the area where the
contemplated extension is slated
is extremely soft at this time of
the year although free of snow.
Work will be done by Weyer
haeuser crews and will continue
all through the construction sea
son. . The extension will carry
into a virgin stand of Ponderosa
pine, old Weyerhaeuser hold
ings, cruised a number of years
ago by the late Jack Kimball.
Dynamite Cap Blows
Off Boy's Fingers
MEDFORD, April 9 lP) Ex
plosion of a dynamite cap
through which William Hard, 3,
was attempting to drive a nail,
cost the youngster all fingers of
his left hand except the thumb.
Lyle Hard. Jacksonville, said
he believed the cap was left by
a miner who occupied the home
before the Hards moved in. A
15-month-old sister with the boy
was unharmed.
Boeing Company -Shows
Big Loss
SEATTLE, April 9 (P) A net
loss of $327,198 for the year 1946
after transfers from reserves and
estimated tax refunds, was re
ported today by Boeing Aircraft
company. Tho company's total
Income for the year was $17,127.
060 against total costs and ex
penses of $22,039,749.
Flames caused by a defective
flue partially destroyed the
Arthur Donnelley home at rui
ton and Sargent late this morn
ing after neighbors turned in
alarms to the city fire depart
ment The first call was received at
11:27 a. m., firemen said. Con
siderable damage was done to
the contents of the residence.
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$31 Billion
Total Said
Two senators declared in the
senate today that President Tru
man's $400,000,000 program of
aid for Greece and Turkey will
embark the United States on a
tremendous outlay of similar aid
in all parts of the world.
Senator Bushfield (R-S.D.l. de
claring his opposition, predicted.
too, tnai an American move
against communism would "in
evitably mean another war."
Huge Cost Seen
Senator Martin (R-Pa.) said he
is willing to support the assist
ance for Greece and Turkey but
wants the whole field of foreign
expenditures surveyed. He said
he had been told the whole pro
gram of foreign assistance might
total as much as $31,885,000,000.
Martin asked:
1. For a "hardboiled" Ameri
can demand that Britain open
Palestine to unrestricted Jewish
immigration as a forerunner to
United States help for Greece
and Turkey.
2. That the American people
must be mad to realise that
"they must pinch at homo" if
they ara going to finance the
stability of ire people over tho
world. '
While the senate debate went
on, the house foreign affairs com
mittee completed its public hear
ings on the administration's pro
posal, inairman baton CK-N.J.)
said it would be "several days"
before a measure is seat to the
nouse zioor.
Fire Razes
PORTLAND. Ore.. April 9 (JP)
Five firemen ciifforort minn. in
juries fighting a $300,000 ware
house fire in the city's north
west warehouse district today.
The fir hmlra nut annrtl.. k.
fore 8 a. m. in the brick struc
ture ownea by Union Pacific
anH lPBKPH hlf Pdriia Wilhalm
for storage of furniture and re
frigeratore. An hour later it
was out of control but destruc
tion of the building did not en
danger other structures as it oc
cupied an isnlatprl nUr nr
Wilhelm said a tentative esti
mate WOUld nilt ln (n thA nnm-
tents at $250,000. Two other
firm RraHoriflr an. a 1.
Rope company and Seagram Dis
inters corporation also occu
pied part of the building and it
W linHPMtlVtfl hot nt i'
diately confirmed that the Ore
gon liquor control commission
had some stocks stored there.
Ramona Phoners
Return To Work
SAN niEfiO rnllf An-il a
IJP) Service was normal for the
389 telephone subscribers of Ra
mona today after the 12 oper
ators rctlimcH tf nrnrlr tk.j.
chief explaining they had de-
tiuea amy io me community
came first.
Hearing Opens On
State Milk Price
PORTLAND, April 9 (if) The
state milk control board opened
a public hearing today on peti
tion of retail and consumer
groups asking a review of Port
land milkshed prices and advo
cating lower retail prices for
bottled milk sold in stores.
Ervin L. Peterson, director of
the state department of agricul
ture, Safeway Stores, Inc., Ore
gon Food Merchants association
and the affiliated milk commit
tee asked the hearing.
Opposing any change in the
price schedule are the Dairy Co
operative association, the Ore
gon Milk Distributors' associa
tion and the Oregon Independent
Retail Grocers! association.
Workers To Be
Flown To Alaska
SEATTLE, April 9 (if) De
scribed as one of the largest mass
movements of construction men
ever undertaken by a commer
cial air carrier. Pan American
World Airways said today it
would fly more than 2500 men
from Seattle to Fairbanks this
The 1700-mile trips; flown non
stop in eight hours, would take
seven days by land transporta
One Injured
In Accident
One person was hospitalized
and two others slightly injured
in an accident et midnight last
night, when a car carrying three
young people crashed into two
light poles on S. 6 th before
coming to a stop.
Lawrence Pigslcy, 21, 2530 S.
6th, was able to leave Klamath
Valley hospital today on crutches
after - rprpivinir troolmnnl Inr
hand and back hurts. Minor in
juries were sullered by Cecil
Norman Weaver, about 20, route
1 box lnflfl. and Rovorlv r.i'fnrH
about 20, 3737 Bisbct. State'
police said weaver was driving
the 1P.34 RH;,n nn Atn anA
Altamont when the machine
struck a rock and was thrown
against the curb. , The machine
then sideswiped and splintered
a light pole, traveled down the
highway 154 feet and hit a sec
ond pole, moving the base six
mtuo iu one aiae. ine macmne
overturned several times and
was telesconed The three riH.
ing in the front seat, were
miraculously free of serious in
Jury the state police officer ob
served, considering the damage
done to the car
Weaver said he was driving
35 miles per hour
Farm Labor
Bill Extended
WARHnsrrvrnw in.:i n im
The senate passed and sent back
io me nouse late yesterday a six
month extension of the federal
farm 1nhii- tnnnlv wmrtmm
. V U(S u.ii,
which is scheduled to end June
Under the program the gov-
......... .u. utu.iiiK, uuua
ing and medical care for seasonal
aui lauurers, inciuaing inou
sands from Mexico and Jamaica.
The hnilu whirh alroaHv hoi
approved the extension, will act
Senator tCom rojin n,..h
virtually a lone-hand ba 1 1 1 e
against the bill during the de-
uaue wnicn preceded passage by
a voice vote. He contended the
program sets up "unfair compe-
uuuii ior smaii farmers who
work with their hands" because
Onlv larffn nnprstAM nn,,l4
. vw ...-H... WVU.U. CUt-
ploy the imported foreign labor.
-ui senators irom sugar Deet,
fruit and vegetable and citrus
areas insisted that June 30 was
no time to-let the jtogranr ex
pire. They said most crops must
be harvested in th last half of
the year.
Supervisors Put
Calls Through
Sinwrvlcnrv nmn?n..n. . . .1 .
Pacific Telephone company of
fice were still hard at it today
attemntintr in !., .i4U . l '
it , , . --K "1 Willi U1V
flashing lights on the big switch-
uu wiuie otner employes are
on strike.
Spvaroi linnilwul lnn -i :
7T . uwi.u.cu 'vug UlwlctllCe
calls are being handled daily.
- 'o vutuiue t wen oeiow
normal. The staff was trying to
COmDletr ac mnnr nalle n n
sible in the basin ar, and emer
gency cans tor longer distances.
Local traffic was still running
SmOOthlv thrnuaH thn ilUl ....
, " Mini Da-
Liaison Planes-
Weathered In
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, April 9
W) Task force Frigid liaison
aircraft Which loft Mnnaw nn o
3100-mile flight to Fort Ord,
cam., reported yesterday they
were weathered in at Watson
lake, near Laird river on the
Alaskan highway, Col. Paul V.
Kane, task force commandant,
said today.
The flight is the first made
from Alaska to the United States
by ground force liaison planes.
ns '"-Irf
This lady si fa that sha has to come to work before o'clock
because she haan't enough help. So our 9 o'clock photog caught
Cardula Eells, acting superintendent of tha county welfare eon
mission during the absence of Superintendent Altba Urtjuhartr
hard at work this morning. . . : v
Break Down
Over Cost
Negotiators in the nationwide
telephone strike ended an eight
hour session early today with
agreement almost within reach
for a key unit in the vast Bell
All indications were that the
cross-country shutdown would,
continue for at least another 24
hours, however.
The last -minute obstacle In
government -aided negotiation!
for the long distance lines of tha
American Telephone and Tele
graph company involved the
cost of arbitrating wages and
other issues in dispute.
It was learned from persons
close to the night-long discus
sions that the company proposed
submitting its. case to three arbi
trators. The union tentatively
agreed to arbitrate but wanted
it to ba A nnn.mnn InK Thn on
ion said it could not afford the
zu,uuu it estimated a three-man
panel would cost. .
Tod flieht arhlrrntnn aci mn
a day, and the record would cost
miuiiier iuu, me union ngured,
making a total of $500 a day.
That na.a farm, 1.4 m,n nhn.. An
days, the bargaining committee
ivi we u.uuu long lines worri
ers said.
As a compromise the union
offered to assess its members $1
apiece, if the company would
check it nff th worker. nav.
checks. This the company re
iusea to ao, ana me stalemate
on that point forced postpone
ment of the negotiations strate
gic in the whole nationwide
strike picture until 10 a. m.
Past practice has been for the
government to assume arbitra
tion costs in emergencies, but'
negotiators said the labor depart
ment lacked funds in this case.
FBI Joins In
Paine Hunt
Alfred A. Paine, esca)ed San
Quentin prisoner who eluded
city police here in a running
gun battle March 31, is now
fnnni.al tiiHlliira
The FBI yesterday filed a com
plaint before U. S. Commission
er Francis St J. Cox, charging
Paine with crossing a state line
to avoid custody and confine
ment The complaint was sign
ed in San Francisco.
Paine and Norman Jacklin
were cornered at the dead-end
of Jefferson near 10th street at
the government canal after their
March 29 break from a prison
work gang at San Quentin but
Paine escaped during the ex
change of shots. Jacklin surren
dered to city police and is now
back at San Quentin, a "lifer9
as the result of his fourth of
fense. Paine was serving a life
term for the 1935 slaying of Po
lice Chief Erskine G. Fish of
North Sacramento. No trace of
Paine nor the Harold Wimer car
which he is thought to have
stolen from Fort Klamath, has
been found although northwest
police were alerted immediately
after the battle here.
Ninth Bus Crash t
Victim .lAmntifimA
SEATTLE, April 9 MV-Fellow
workers last night identified
Mrs. Jane Creacy, 32, of Seattle,
as the ninth victim of Monday
night's plunge of a North Coast
Lines, bus into the Duvvamich
river south of the city.
An operative for Stores Pror
tective Association, Inc., she was '
returning from an assignment" a
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