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THE VFWS AND TTtE HERALD. KLAMATH FALLS. OREGON
The Klamath News
KLAMATH NEWS PUBLISHING! CO, Publishers
FRANK JENKINS Editor
MALCOLM EPLEY - Managing Editor
Published every morning except Monday by The Klamath
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th falls, Oregon
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Entered as second class matter at the post office at Klamath
Falls. Oregon. November IS. 1932. under act of March 3. 1879
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A Match Money Opportunity
A SOLUTION to the tough Sprague River road problem
is offered through the action of the senate appropri
ations committee in providing $150,000 match monev for
reconstruction of that important secondary thoroughfare.
This money is available, according to word from Sen
ator Holman, if the state will provide the same amount
for the reconstruction program. Final congressional ac
tion, presumably, is yet to be taken, but the word from
Washington makes that seem very likely after the action
by the committee.
This development re-opens the question of state ac
tion on the Chiloquin-Sprague River road. First step
would of necessity be the inclusion of this road in the
state secondary system, in order to make it eligible for
the expenditure of state funds m accordance with the fed
The road is a logical secondary highway. It connects
the Klamath Falls-Lakeview and The Dalles-California
primary highways, it serves the important industrial com
munities of BIy, Sprague River and Chiloquin. and it is a
feeder of business traffic into Klamath Falls. It even has
certain defense possibilities.
The state road policy in the past seems always to
have been to take advantage of federal match money
whenever possible. Here is match money for a road which.
If not reconstructed now, will be bobbing up repeatedly
In the future as a problem for state, federal and county
This newspaper is well aware of the problems before
the state highway commission, but it believes the oppor
tunities are such in the present situation as regards the
Sprague River road that they should not be permitted to
pass. It earnestly urges the commission's consideration
of this chance to do something on this deserving highway.
We're in the Festival Parade
KLAMATH County Junior Chamber of Commerce and
the Sheriffs Posse are doing this community a distinct
service in their sponsorship of entries in the Portland
Rose Festival parade on June 13.
The posse, in full trappings, will ride in the parade
with the flower and girl-bedecked float to be entered by
the Junior chamber. Both should make a most creditable
showing for Klamath Falls in a procession that is viewed
It has been 14 years since Klamath Falls had an entry
In the Rose Festival parade. In 1928 Oscar Moeller took a
float to Portland that won high honors and the plaudits
of a huge crowd.
It is more important to this community today to get
favorable notice in Portland than it was in 1928. Today
we have excellent highway connections with Portland
and the whole Willamette valley, and it is desirable that
the residents of that area be made aware of Klamath
Falls as a leading Oregon city well worth visiting, either
on a trip that terminates here or when passing through
on the best route between the northwest and all Cali
So it is good news Klamath is going to join in the
pageantry at Portland's big rose show this year, and here's
tribute to the junior chamber and the posse in making this
possible. They deserve the community's full cooperation
in this enterprise.
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Sidelight: Ex-Mayor Clifton Richmond, dodging that
hole in Pine street between Seventh and Eighth streets.
The ex-mayor can cuss such aggravations at will now,
for they re no longer on his conscience.
In case of hostilities, we hope the services of both
Captain Easy and Alley Oop are not overlooked. We want
them both on our side.
WASHINGTON, June 3
Those uninformed souls who
believe Mr. Roosevelt was not
sufficiently belligerent in his
cooiing - systemside chat, may
find out why if they will look
up the statement of General
Marshall, chief of state, issued
May 23. He says his training
army is in the high school stage
General Marshall's frank dis
cussion may not have gained
deserved attention. It did not
disclose at what he was shoot
ing. Actually he was aiming
at the charges of Congressman
Koss Collins that he was ac
cumulating a mass army of
men in preparation for a foe
who is highly mechanized.
Marshall's answer, in essence.
is that he does not have the
equipment (mainly tanks) with
which to start training a large
panzer force or its equivalent.
Every soldier must learn the
tration. He found the new 47
mm. anti-tank guns and S mm.
field artillery effective, but they
could not be used long because
their crews mere exposed. Big
ditches will never stop tanks,
he says, unless you build big
ditches all around your coun
try. The best to start, he
thinks, is to get bigger tank
forces. The big armor-piercing
guns should be in these tanks
where the gunners are better
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AIR SUPERIORITY NEEDED
Superiority in the air. how
ever, seems from Girard's ac
count to be primarily necessary
The screaming dive bombers.
with wind sirens in their tails.
demoralized any concentrated
French opposition which the
nazi tanks could not easily over
come. Full protection from the
air is necessary for any ground
troops to withstand the armored
In defense in depth (some
thing which had not even been
worked out by the British
the Balkans) will prove to be
the nlumate complete defense.
Apparently this will involve a
succession of forts along roads,
aided by superior numbers ol
tanks and superiority In the
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Fifth columnists? Lt. Girard
hardening disciplinary methods I "w th'm at work: ne -of
an infantryman before he!noon hJ commanding captain
can graduate into soecialized I re5eived. . vislt from ""J"
warfare methods. So while .no aja 1 1 ,rench Unks would
tanks are being made, he is giv
ing them their high school train-
Baghdad Object of German
Plans for Last 50 Years
By Th Associated Press
Baghdad, the city of Ara
bian Nights into which British
troops have marched a second
time In 25 years, has been de
sired by German Imperialists for
at least a halt century.
formed at the end of the World
war, by a readjustment of front
iers. Baghdad, terminus of a Berlin
Gaghdad railroad of which
Kaiser Wllhelm II was said to
jhave fondly dreamed, rose to
Lying on the Tigris river in I the rank- -.it- i- .
JT?.er . 1Bj,ghdad was i h" ' he eighth century when
i. , J -a"pn me Arabs moved from the old
Mansur in 762 A.D., on the site! town to build on the west bank
of an old Babylonian city of a j of the Tigris,
similar name. Once the center At the height of its fame In
of Islam, Baghdad formed the the early years of the ninth
meeting point of many caravan century, the "abode of peace,"
r0f fhe middle east. as Baghdad Is known in the
me ibii 01 ine city to the Mohammedan world
British this time hardly com'
pares with the manner in which
lt was occupied March 11, 1917,
by British and Indian troops
under General Sir Stanley
Ottoman troops commanded
by German Field Marshal Von
Der Glotz made a shambles of an
attempt by the British to take
Baghdad late in 1915. Baghdad,
during the World war, was head'
quarters for Turkish resistance.
Its capture then was Important
in greater operations by the
British to occupy all Mesopo
tamia and break the Turks.
The city, now inhabited by
Arabs, Turks, Jews, Persians,
Kurds, Armenians, Syrians and
some Hindus, was made capital
of Iraq, independent Arab state 500,000.
home of wealthy merchants and
In 1258, Hulaku the Mongol
and his hordes overran old Mes
opotamia. At the beginning of
the 15th century, Baghdad fell
under Turkoman domination and
a century later became part of
the Persian kingdom.
The Turks gained full control
of Baghdad in the 19th century
but by that time the city was
considered remote. It wasn't
until the Germans, near the turn
of the century, began to mention
Baghdad that it became compar
atively important again.
Baghdad, now an almost west
ernized city, exports principally
carpets, wool, gum, hides and
dates. It has a population of
"As production of material
catches up with our develop
ment of the manpower our army
will contain a higher percent
age of mechanized units than
any other army," he said, al
though his figures showed "im
mediate" and presumably only
tentative plans called for a to
tal of eight armored divisions
whereas Hitler had 10 at the
break through at Sedan.
The head of the U. S. army
is a man in whom even the
strongest critics of army meth
ods have sincere confidence.
He is not known as a devotee
of the old army game of pass
ing the buck, a game with
which the name of the army
has been associated throughout
His statement clearly suggests
that if this country's army
proves insufficient to meet de
fensive requirements in time,
the blame will be with strikers
and non-producers who did not
give It the weapons In time.
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How France fell In this same
pit has never been better told
than in a paper, in circulation
among military men here, by a
young French officer, Robert
Girard, now a student in the
Harvard school of business ad
ministration. Girard was in a
mechanized suicide squad of
250 French who volunteered
to cover the retreat (100 were
killed, 50 wounded, 80 taken
prisoner, only 17 came back).
He is not guessing how the Ger
mans did it. He was there, and
Instead of the popular con
ception of masses of tanks roll
ing in waves, Lt. Girard saw
them coming as thin single col
umns, stabbing like needles,
long columns of about 50 medi
um sized tanks (of which we
have none), 10 light tanks, 88
mm. artillery guns, 60 miles or
more ahead of the German
troops. Girard's suicide squad
started out with 10 tanks which
got 15 of the Germans before
they were all lost in the fight
ing. Once he lay low in the
woods with the remnants of his
force, watching single lines of
armored nazi divisions coming
in such continuous file he was
unable to escape across the road
all day long.
This he calls-a war by lnfil-
De passins alonz the rnarl at
twilight. These could be dis
tinguished by a white flag wav
ing from the turrets. They were
to be allowed to pass. At twi
light the tanks rolled up on
schedule, each with its distin
guished white flag. But the cap
tain was a skeptical fellow. He
stood in the middle of the road
and started to look into the
tanks, whereupon they opened
fire and escaped. They were
seized French tanks. The myste
rious major not only had a
French uniform but all papers
DAIRY Jack Robers and Vic
tor Flackua of Dairy and Roger
Jones of Langell valley, gradu
ates with the class of 1941 at
Bonanza high school, recently
enrolled at the sheet metal school
which is being conducted in the
Klamath Union high school
building in Klamath Falls.
When the boys complete their
12-week course, they will be sent
to Burbank. Calif., to work in
one of the Lockheed factories.
Mrs. John Warner, nee Vivian
Jonas, with her infant son, John
Dale, of Klamath Falls, was vis
iting old friends in Dairy Wed'
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Bcltcher
of Glendale, Ore., paid a sur
prise visit to their old friend,
Olive Mounts of, Dairy early
Thursday as they were en oute
Mr. and Mrs. Erchel Smith and
daughter. Charlcen, of Klamath
Falls, spent Sunday visiting rel
atives in Dairy.
Lenore, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Jonas of Pine flat, re
turned to her home last week
after spending the school term in
Mrs. Sid Hall and Mrs. Ray
Roberts and children of Klamath
Falls spent Friday in the home
of their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Schmoe.
Nad ien Schmoe returned
home Friday after spending the
past week with her cousin.
June Taylor, In Dunsmuir, Calif.
One degree of latitude varies
in length from 68.7 to 67.4 miles,
according to the distance from
Flavor! Flavorl FLAVOR! No
flavor like Wieland's Bear!
Improvement In Oregon's traf
fic accident situation for the first
four months of 1941 compared
to the same period In 1940 Is
shown by the traffic death rate,
showing the number of persons
killed in relation to the ex
posure to accidents, according
to word from the secretary of
state's office today.
The death rate so far this year
Is 10 6 persons killed per one
hundred million miles of travel.
compared to a rate of 13 for the
corresponding period last year.
The decrease in the death rate
indicates the improvement In
driving and walking practices of
Orrgun citizens because in spile
of a strong increA.tr in the use of
motor vehicles, the fatality ratio
dropped, it was said. Motor
vehicle use Increased nearly 17
per cent during the first four
montlis of this year.
SEATTLE. June S () Mar
riage license applications: Carl
V. Larsen, 23. Portland, and
Joella Mayer, 23, Klamath Falls.
Milk Is delivered In hollow
bamboo stalks in India.
More than seventy varieties of
cabbage are known to man.
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"I wish our minisltr would marry to he'd gel tome homt
cooking even when he was saying grace today, I saw
him eyeing the roast beef."
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