Corvallis Gazette-Times from Corvallis, Oregon on March 8, 1949 · 1
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Tuesday, March 8, 1949
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f I. X L 3Tr-;;!t crui'Ccuncii City Manager James O. Corn-ill. appearing berore the. city council or the first time as a city ottical, suggested last night that the Cornell strive to draw mort public interest in city affairs. . . , Tbe public should be encouraged ' to attend council meetings, he sail. Then the citizens would bettr know what the city Is doing, and the council couid get a better idea of what the people were thinking and "wanted done, r t He rlrew attention to the drab-" cess of the council room, the cob-5 webs In the comers, the torn window snades and the genera! gloominess, and suggested that a more attractive appearing room might encourage people to attend. 1 The roojtv be said, "iB-not in scale with progressive town like Corvaliis.' -- - ; . -' . - It . was suggested that a room in the Community Center .building might be more appealing Calendar Suggestd Also to create more public interest, Con vi 11 suggested, a calendar of events to be under consideration by the council at its next meeting should be made public the Friday, before the council meets. This would let people know what was coming up so that those interested might attend the meeting. ."ft ft would also, he said, give coun-cilmen the opportunlt7 to become ' acquainted with specific problems that are coming up instead of being handed the problem "cold" at the meeting. - " ' Another suggestion Convill submitted was that the citizens' budget committee take" a more active part in preparing the budget Instead of being; a rubber stamp, he said, the committee should have more say in the forming of the budget. And, he added, it would give the council a better cross-section of what the people are think-" Ing about ' ?- , -' r it the people want more service than permitted in the budget by tie six per cent limitation; they should be allowed to vote on it, be said. i x "We musnt forget," Convill said, "the people are our bosses, and we must keep close to them. We've got to let the people know we are with them.1 . - The suggestions met . favorable response from council members, and Convill was encouraged to proceed accordingly. , , jn ff - -''i ' ! T 11! V':' T ! I ! i L t I S A i VOL-40, NO; 260 CORVALUS. OREGON A-"1 ill if f l , .TUESDAY, MARCH 8( 1949 ESTABLISHED i7 OreocnOnsPc-rCenfWiililioldinn TaxbnlnconisViilDeRelsined Br PAUL W. HARVEY, JR. , " - SALEM, March -3-Oregtn's lpercent Withholding tax on income will remain in effect, the bona voUnjf 34 to 24 today against repealing tha law. ' r .' - , The senate voted 19 to 10 against a bill which would hve ordered a constitutional convention to Trevise the.aiAte' 32-year-old charter, ' J ' - After the house voted against repeat of the' withholding tax, it then launched into a debate whether it should exempt part-time, farm workers from its provisions..,-- ' K majority f the house tax-"-' , "" '' ' r"- 1 1 1 committee-recommended that the " By tJEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst r- There has just come to my hand this final chapter to the story of a sensational French killer whom I encountered In 1938 during a nev-er-to-be-for gotten visit to France's notorious Devil's Island penal colony off the Guiana coast of South America, Uhose mysterious isles were a great adyenture; for the authorities told me I was the first foreign correspondent ever permitted there. Over -them hung the' aura of .past terrors and heartbreaks which form a - tragic chapter of the world's penal history. There are three little islands in this group i St,; .Joseph, Boyale and Devil's. They are ideally situated for Imprisonment, for about them is a barrier of swiftly swirling and treacherous ocean currents -1 --.J-'. Devil's Island held iew prisoners, since it was used only for $hose convicted of treason. Royale r front prlmtx lilro tniirrfpr R ov ale was the main settlement and . there I was quartered in a huge hospital used for the prisoners, - f The hospital was in charge of a French doctor who was serving a lif term for murder; He was convicted of poisoning his wife for her money and then marrying her rich sister, whom he also poisoned. He used to startle me by appearing at my shoulder suddenly without my having been aware he was near. ,J The doctor's assistant was Joseph Philipponet a huge fellow About six feet five and broad of Shoulder. He had torn a chief of . police in France limb from limb with his bare hands and was serving Ufa for It . PhiliDDonet was as, mysterious as his master. To deliver one note he woke me In the pitch dark of midnight by scratching on the wooden Wund of my bedroom win (low and hissing like a huge snake. After my visit I beard nothing more from Philipponet until a few eeks ago when be wrote me from the prison colony- saving he was Soon to be released and asking it - could help rum get to America. ( His letter, came through the Sal . yauon Army, wrucn noes a woo I (Continued on Page S, Column 4) exemption be granted, while the minority wanted outright repeal. i Minority speakers said the main purpose of passing the withhold ing .tax in 1947 was to make the farm workers pay. income taxes, and that to exempt them would defeat the purpose of the bill. . But the majority contended thai the tax, which is a credit against regular income taxes, is producing $2,000,000 a year, which is needed for state finances. , Rep. Lyle Thomas, Dallas, also charged that' it costs employers more to collect the tax than itis worth. '. ' Rep. John SteelhammerJ Salem, another who wanted repeal, pointed out that Governor McKay, asked for repeal on ground the tax is "unreasonable and impossible of enforcement , Tax Cuts Overhead - . - -: The main argument for keeping the tax and exempting farm work, ers was made by Rep. J. F. Short, Redmond, who sai4 the tax reduces the overhead of. the tax commission, catches many persons who would evade regular state income taxes, and helps workers pay the tax. He said employers don't object to it, although farmers do. . The proposed constitutional convention which the senate killed, was sought by senate Democrats. It would have been held in July, 1950. , y Sen. Biehard L. Neuberger, Portland, said the convention is needed because the constitution "has been bandaged and poulticed too long" flat Sett: Irving Rand, Portland Republican, said the, bill is unconstitutional because it should be referred to the people. He said he thinks the constitution generally is all right and that any defects iCottkJ bo -fixed imymcTKlmants. jSenate ieattcweaid -tney tnougnt a committee should work the next two vears on whether the state Should have a, new constitution. ; ThrcD Chinese Civil Vsr Prolonged by USA NANKING. March 8 -WH The Catholic newspaper, Yl Shih Pao, today blamed American aid for prolonging the Chinese civil war. The newspaper,' wmcn is controlled by Archbishop Paul Yupin, called for an Immediate end of U. S. aid to the nationalists. The archbishop is , on an extended visit to the United States: r Hy Shih Pao in the past has taken a bitter anti-Communist line. " ' It charged in the editorial that recent American aid has been extended to carry out United States military objectives in China- The editorial charged the current VS. program ; represents political tn- terference in China. - Yi Shih Pao's editorial was in suDDort of a resolution nropused by Legislator Hsi Cheng-To and some 50 other lawmakers. ' The resolution, being drafted, will ask the government to stop receiving further aid from the United States. : TODAY'S W3T CASH AD this It this first cash ad at 10 or mere words taken foe this lra. VET STTTtMEKtf m4 tf Mot null fnrnlih4 or Mrljr frntahd ipt. Writ htm tftS, 6le Ttain. TW alwrt ts mt4 fin ntk 4 CMt Mly tar then tortwni. Tha first cash ad of 10 e nan weeds taken attar t:M ; urn afich day will appear ,. a th freal aga She fol; Umiaft day. v . , .- Extra Gas Tax Bill To Rebuild Roods SALEM. March &4JPhfour Pen dleton legislators introduced a bill to levy a 1-cent extra gas tax to help counties fix roads which were damaged tbe past winer. For each f 1 put up by the counties, the state would put up $3. Sponsors are Reps. C. L.. XJeu- allen and Sprague Carter, and Sens. Rex Ellis and Carl EngdahL Injured in : Hivay Crash , j Soiih cf CcrveHis : ; Three" person were injured, one seriwusly,' about 3AS pjn. yesterday when the ear 'in which, they were riding cotiSfjed with a pickup truck and turned over in a drainage ditch.'' v -' . - v ' The accident occurred about 10 miles south of CorvaUis W- Highway 99-W at Wagner's Butte. .The three who were injured were from Grants ass, Harold Griswald, about 25, was' most seriously hurt, receiving a fractured arm and was believed to have internal Injuries. His mother, Mrs. Maude Qriswald, 43, suffered a shoulder injury. They were taken to the Good Samaritan hospital. Driver of the car was Wayne A. Scriven. 35, 415 South Park Drive, Grants Pass. He received a shoulder and arm injury but was not hospitalized. Scriven was going north when his., car, crashed almost head-on Into a pickup driven by J. M. Smithr$4r route three. Scriven said Smith apparently was '' making a left turn off the highway when the accident Occurred. Smith sufferta slight bruises on the knees. Hia pickup was not badly damaged. . , , , . Russian Shift f lay? B jM&ailsv l(f;!ir.i$ Sfefa Lt'L'Elltn Sibr Ouifs Tcolbsll Post Board up!;::iYilli DsdvGrs: ho Fuliire Plans Profs' Ouslui Drefron State ccWeze was in the market for a head football coach today for the first time since 1833, following, the gad- ' PORTLAND. Marca V()-The dea- resignation last night of A. L." (Lon) Stincr,- Orange Oregon state board of higher edu- ccach. for 16 - years and ths dean of all toast: conference cation today supocrtcd tbe. ouster tnentors in length 'of service, : ' ' of two .Oregott state coUege pro- v. Stiners resifration was accepted 'at a meeting of the board'a""arti it L 080 oth!etic hoard last night, and Athletic Director Spec to a letter frc Thomas a Keene" was authorized to begin immediate action to obtain a Moore. Portland, executive frfc BUCCeSSOt."" - . . ury or the Progressive party-, of p-CStinwsaid he had no immediate plans for the future; and a violation of academic rvin iwut' t u .3 1 J M . . ... . . a. ... . ... . . - 1 E.L ill I tUhJ aw ... - . -r --nv- FIrihf Ro:crd w . . MsdgyO;lp s party, or stusefsaid rtc naa no immediate plans tor tne future and Sfi'ms "was uncertain whether5 or not he would continue in the -L ! coaching field His resignation ia effective on July I. tI5; 'iff ' Likewise uncertain was the - MOSCOW Mafch 8-W-Foreign observer- here speculated : today whether the dramatic shift' in Soviet foreign ministers might bring about new efforts to arrange a meeting of the big four council of foreign ministers. . -, Tied in with this question was discussion of whether the appointment of Andrei Y. Vishinsky as successor to V ,M. Molotov might lay the groundwork for another try at solving the Berlin problem and the whole German question. Molotov .handled the last top-level discussions of the Berlin situation in Moscow last summer, but Vishinsky was present at most of the four-power meetings. - . (Tha Russian have made a meet- ing of the big lour foreign ministers on all German problems one of the conditions for lifting their Berlin blockade., ' ... I.,,. , i , Fish Trc? Operators Vsnl T70 More Years SALEM;' March '8 APh Fish-trap 'pperators pleaded with the senate fishing industries committee for permission to operate in the Columbia river for two more years. ' , ' '" .. The people voted last November to abolish seines, fishtraps and set- 'nets front the Columbia, but the year extension. - The trap operators told the committee they don t take many fish and . that the gillneters had them run out of business. But the gillnettera and sportsmen said fish traps must be abolished as a conservation measure. ' The seine operators presented their case, last week. , The committee is expected to act next JFed- Ufa nrnfw" n hftmitr -4 R. La Vallee, assistant profe?;sr of economics, t ha t; their "contracts ' would not be renewed. In soecial j faculty meeting , he " charged ithat S pi Her followed - the Commgnist j party line. He diet not mentsoa La : yauee. - - , -- . Both men said their reSes stemmed from activity in the progressive party. - - -; Confirms Strand t " ' - I : ' The board today in Hi answer to Moore said "It has given ctmsWsra-tUa..t the-rnatter knd' confirms the action of PresHent Strang The board occupied itself "with' several relatively ,small -building Jobs. - - - t ; Construction of a small building on the O.S.C campus near: the heating plant to house a laundry to do the work of the college dormitories and physical education departments was authorized. Cost, including equipment, is to be financed by a loan of approximately $63,000 from the system endowment -fund -to be-repaid from charges -made for.. the 'laundry; work. It was pointed out that any 1 savings would be passed on to stu- i dents through la w e r dormitory i charges. , , Remodeling of two small laboratories at O.S.C to make them safe for carrying on research with radio-active elements was authorized to permit- carrying on work financed by the atomic energy eom- .nis8ton. ';..:.' i " Teachers Get Aid..'4' "" ' , f :' The remodeling and "jsiw construction at the Qfeson Colic -:e of Education Training School accepted by the board on report -of an inspection by the building com- truttee headed fc? Iw. h. 55. "so-sorge, Silverton Tbe project, ;t-ialing $231,000 was praised by Dr. Kleinsore- as providing ; modern facilities for training elementary teachers. , '' . ' A Other action included: - -Purchase of the Edna Davis prop erty adjoining the university cam- CotiMjiuea in tm 2. toiumrj enSonSslaryBill Approved by touse SALEM. March 8 - UP) -'The senate approved and sent to the house today . .the bill increasing salaries of Benton county officers. The county Judge would get a $1,000 increase, and the commissioners would be boosted from $10 a day to $3,000 year. The other officers would set $600 mom a year. . , , . ; " l Moiorisis Musi Stop : As School Bus Slops ; ';; SALEM. March rVA bill to require motorists w come to a stop when ' approaching school busses which- have stopped to load or onload children waa passed by the senate today and sent to the. house. -'-:,' ' " , The bin provides a $100 fine for Violation. ' ; Molotov Still Seen as Closest Associate to Red Leader Stalin . MOSCOW. March. ijJPhV.- M. Molotov, closest associate of Soviet Prime. Minister .Stalin,, will be .59 years old tomorrow. The ' authority; of ' tha ' Soviet statesman who was succeeded as foreign Minister by Andrei Y. Vi shinsky ' last f Saturday has ' nt lessened. He remainr vice chairman of the council of ministers deputy prime minister) and a high-ranking member of the policy-making Politburo of the Communist party. "'..- Moiovov, wno nas oeen a cune friend of Stalin since the days of the Bolshevik revolution, has remained one of the Soviet leader's intimates. , , . ' When he was elected to 'hon orary membership in the Soviet academy of science in 104$, the Moscow, radio and press referred to bun as follows: , . . "The closest assistant" of : the ceneraUssimo is working out and i accomplishing the five, year plans and "the principal executor of Stalin s international policies."'." There is no reason to change this opinion of his lofty position close to Stalin. ' ? Vishinsky took ever Molotov1 duties. Vishinsky In turn was replaced as first deputy foreign minister by Andrei A. Gromyko. .. Molotov, always known as a "Stalin man" was prime minister frcm 1930 to 1941, when Stalin took over the post himself ia the war emergency. In London it was reported yesterday that senior British diplo mats neueve aaoiotov -u Mini groomed to take Stalin' place as prime .nunlster''.:?;!',:.. - ; Informants sjiid the opinion apparently waa based on report lent to tne untiwi foreinn office b Ambassador Sir Maurice Peterson in Moscow. The informant said Peterson, also warned against ex pecting any basic change, in So Viet jorcign, policy. . . , 8- lV4 t a-i Te v.y c': ji'U lu?t r. - t ury s.. .y s on v.-e i.v s r" t'on cl a .-ViL ; irt. ' -"t V. I. t-,1 '. ' i r: IJf", 1 I,' ! t ; status of the members of Stmer'g f staff. including Line Coach. Jim i ( Dixon and Backfield Coaches Lee Gustafson and -Bob' Dethman. it was indicated that the pew coach -whomever he mrgh' be -would be given a free hand in either retaining the present staff or replacing it with one of his choice,-. Ma Reason Listed , i Occasionally for the past, few montlis there have bcon rumors of an impending -chango in the coaching staff, but acceptance oi his resignation 'by ' the athletic board did not refer to any reason for Stiner's withdrawal. Board Chairman C. V Ruse k said it "closes a long and successful record for Stiner at the school". i His resignation statement was brief. As released by Ruzek It read; "This is a request that I not be reappointed at Oregon State college. My immediate plans do not include coaching football. 1 have nothing but best wishes tor Oregon Stale's future". In a statement to the Gazette-Times today, Stiner added: "A football coach must have full sup port m his job. I have had excellent support In the past but when that, full support no -longer exists, a-change is lor the bast for all parties concerned'. . Actually) Stmer did not' resign; he merely requested that his year- to-year - tenure be not : extended beyond June 30- Other members of the athletic staff also operate on this year-to-year basis without formal contracts. '-Plenty Applications ' It appeared there would be no dearth of applicants for the job. v Keene said shortly before potti tiiat be. alttAgyUwd era! "fonwl applications' for the po.tition. He (declined ito reveal from whom the applications bad (Continued on Page 2, Column 4 1 . r-" fft-"l tor v i Tit a rtr n't- t prt the -au'N-- -v pressed wii.n 'i doubt?d Uat t rurl.ed, e OUtCO'l" ci , i .11 the ci-'-rs on a j . nance tbe profRn. fi'fun 9tfCTi 1 1 j-is row tVJ fv of gr-e"i sewer r-yi'.i tlia ber.tmm?:. of an i cf a t!T:i- e r- i f -J E til t TKTERFKDRO, N. J.. March WVBig Bili Odom soared in from Honolulu shortly after noon today setting a 9Uwi) tni'.e world s non-stoo record for i'ght pbnes. --The 29-year-nM otmer World War II ferrr piM, already holder of St s: speed record, touched down his t.nv morioplaie at this north-Jersey airport at 9:0? a.m. FST, 38 hours end one minute after leaving Honolulu, It was Odom's second altemnt to bring tiis single engmed, l5-horseeower plane non-stt'D from Honolulu to Teterboro, which is i about four . miles wst of . New jSRWcr blu York City across tho Hudson river, He carried .288. gallons of gaso-1 line, i . . , " f It Vij rinri-. rr t The exact miieajrs of the iont !TfttTlU!S the,:1'- '"' distance hep awaits an official unJ to cli - t check of bis scaled instruments, ers and, in turn, had to but flight sponsors estimated it be- 511 t0. b4af! on. 'v c tween 4.M9 and 5,010. '.wwa: e mto ihe nv&. - Odom Btreaked over the field at 1 u P"'"' ut ' 9.05 a.m. cxac-tiy 86 hours after yew ."' t'"' cov-m.! w -1 taking off at Honolulu. ?or. t0 ,s avi xr .' ' Esy Landing - " f'-S tf-e pro;ra-n nr t ' rte circled tne new: then came "' . ; ' . " ia for a perfect landing.. . j P, rtm m 1: 0 m-':'rm ' Thai on-n n Ai invl hi T3rtrti ( dMi't'-fl ".J' 1V IWllrtJ h.W (.MAIVU A-JVSJV- ft . , ..." it.. craft Bonanza "Waikikl Eeaeh" , J J1'! ' 7, ' , V , hangar. ' awl'1'- "l " .'than i the wunssl had . ..-v-l t The pilot was hottey? whan be ! ,i , . . . emerged from the plane's rioor bmL.' ' -" )T ? v'. quickly put on tbe grey Knm,urg,.,1;-" lms -. which he wore when he left lo-1 tiZ Sin X," r! i " . - itbey took'. t i" - His i first comment: ' iron Tl-e c-.urc i c Vt i I feel just hke a business mftn,'lh! tPX.-avTS$ irl0 VlHinBi he coming home on an easy trip. The , nrnim - only trouble I had was over tbe , rrttrtpr and m-do.jv r,in-'i'f. Rocky mountains, wnere I had ic.(er d:d n. t s v 1 1 Some bad weather. . f gram weald be a'-c-vt .l.l' 1 1 -"Onre-I let my tank go rlry BUihoiiiv. Ci'v M4r...-'r J. While I was making a recording jconviu'was irUTO-t to ; here in the plane, and I found my Itain to why. fx'.t'nt tra b't-s engine went dead, - Ch:?1...i to mert ?s , -x-- -;. "The plane dropped down &'i,vo- Gc-ire IViv, through clouds and 1 had a heiluva Ln plan w' rcv.u t ft. unw tmuins an oponing again, "tleinavon m te it'-xr p" s t!i-1 -e i Gf Ml "i er- ji I The. red -and silver plane J.J 1 . t..: suiiuvtiutKi quiesiy cy iie mitura w . Jhrong of visitors at the field w ;', P smasliln? flight They almost c scured the plane., , . j. , ... TO LEAVE POST - Lon Snart head coach of football at Oregon l! Stale collega. Since, 1933, last "night asked tha aihUlie board not to rensw bis year-to-ysar ! tenure when it expires Jane 3Q. The beard accepted the retigna tion end directed Aihlsiic Director Spec Keena to taka steps to secure a new coach. , I Construction Bids Slowly Corns Down Indiana Solons Pass Vets Bonus Bill - INDIANAPOLIS, March &-UP). The Indiana legislature last night stopped' its' clocks on' the final night of its biennial session to pass a veterans' bonus bill, . -The Democratic-controlled house pawed the measure 68-7 and the Republican - controlled senate passed it 42-6. AThe bilW now ready for Democratic Governor Henry F. Schrick. ers signature, carries a top payment to the individual veteran of $900, depending upon 'length of service and amount , of foreign service, .',.. 1 PORTLAND, March the first time since pre-war days the state board of higher education had -construction ; bids that were below the estimate. -' . ' It was a relatively small project art addition' to the outpatient clinie at the University medical schol in Portland but all 10 bids opened today were under the estimate of $83,413. ' ' ?. " -The low bid was $49,941 by A. V, Peterson, Portland. Tbe board plans to award the contract to Peterson subject to approval by the state board ot con trol and the state emergency board which controls the building funds,' " Interior Budget, , Increase Sought WASHINGTON, March 8.-W-Presldent Truman asked congressional approval yesterday of a $3, 650,000 Increase in the department of interior' budget for fiscal 1850. Of this amount $2,250,000 was listed as a supplemental appropriation estimate and $3,400,000 as contract authorizations. . 7J Kepi y tiwij iijs ' Siiddcniir Lasl ISpfef W)V 5HfNOTON March 8 - m -Fo. Sol Bloom, who rig from a childhood nf nr-poverty to richer and world prominence, died suddenly last night- - The colorful New York Demo? crat, chairman of the house foreign affairs committee and a familiar ficure in the nation's caoital for almost 30 years, was stricken with a heart attack at the naval hospital in- Bethesda, Md., almost on the eve ot his 79th birthday. The veteran lawmaker's" death CRUght him at the lop of a fabulous career. It included such varied pursuits as song-writing..: acting, business enterprises which reportedly made him a millionaire bijfore he was 20 and finally a seat In congress and position as one of the most prominent makers of American foreign" policy.' "-. tha 't r.'.j 5,-iU be -m iti- pj.nirii,'' -".-r-tb"! to m t"a ; ' t titrable f. ..", - (sion cf tne l'-g'.1 :jiu. IjC f!!ld Ijt V'f-, ti't' I jbill to ts;e lofin-M of stsii'fc fcrni c:!y . view of the p.Va rcitsrs whrre state ir.-' tlocaH. However, 1" League of Oregon Cit'c: i es s I to appoint an interim Cj:'it' jsturly the problem anfl ! ( ' ,mit a bill to tiie next !t t t a a xt. ,? lis th a i tie.? to . . are - -.! t, ti"0 Rent Controls May Soon fc i End WASHINGTON. . March Dempcratic and Republican leaders agreed that rent controls will end without hope of revival unless congress acts before. March 31 to extend tnem. t- . And they agreed, tob, that the senate fight over ar anti-filibuster rules change clouds the outlook for action on rent controls. ' !' Chairman Sparkmanl D.t Ala., o( a senate banking subcommittee predicted to reporters that if the senate" and house doesn't act before the deadline date controls "will never be revived except in case of war." ' ' - - f-s r - ..' Senator Lucas , of Illinois,' the mum, Sfl, minimum 39 Democratic leader, said he agrees. I tion .03 Inch, - -- . WASHINGTON,-March R biil proniisina the nafi" -: r v. era Europe $S,580,00O.DuJ . m sec-..-ond-year Marshall pis' -.aid- rink sucepsr-fully passed iti fir t-rr.; jr hurdle in congress.1 Tte measure, authori.'.riT; t.-,; futl sum-asked by the etonoitno cooperatioiT administrauon, wJ unanimously approved y-t,tef! .y by "the senate foreign relations committee. Chairman Connelly. D, 'i;: , saw'in tliat sign that the hd ..1 be pased by the senate. Ihe foreign relations group, he said, "ts a good index, since it represents a . cross, section." - Weather Fcrcccst , ' Western Orpgon Corwdcrable cloudiness with srattfred shower': Wedne.'!4ay.: Highs Wednesday 43 to 58. Lpws tonight 83 to 42. Var.- iahlA tvlfiHa Ifl Ia IS mili-a nn hour off coast ! . '. Enstern Oregon Mostly cloudy With scattered showers and lHt chnnr.e in temperature toni;;ht anri Weineoday. Hifihs Wedneniay 5 to 85. Lows toiusht 25 to 83, .' Local temperatures in 24 hours lending at S p. m. yesterday MaxU i'recipita- i i i THREE INJURED - Three Grants Pass people were Injured yesUrdar when tfcaU ear collided with -a pickup trvck Ibackoround) and ervertumad la a dnlnaoe ditch. Hospitalised were Harold GrUwald, about SI. astd Ids mothr, Mrs. Flaude GrUwald, . Drives Wayne A. Scriven, , uflr4 arm and shouldat tolurUs. J. M;Smiiiu 14. route three, was driver of tbe pickup, Tha accident occuxrtd en Hlohwsy f$.w near yv9' Buttsv (asa.Tlmo photoj - t ,..,..v- . ' . " t ' ' . , FourVTbp ChichiiiiSgnioriG i To Spend Life in CuUjor Joils SOFIA,. March 8-WVThe four top defendants in Bulgaria's spy trial of Protestant churchmen were sentenced .today to life imprisonment, .',! I f 4' J ' They are '.Vassit Ziapkov, 48, Congregationalist-mlnister; Yanko Ivanov, 48. Methodist; Nikola Nau- mov, 4B, Baptist; and ueorgt cner- ncv, 40, Pentacostal. Each was fined 1,000,000 leva, or about $3,- The Moscow .trained prosecutor Dimlter Georgiev, had demanded death terms - for each and - long prlton torma for 11 ether churchmen on trial with them. All were accused of spying for the United, States and Britain and f duck market currency dealings, Ziapkov also was accused of Ueason. K ' ; Tha ministers, called,"squeallng litUa rata" by a government press department paper, stood without outward emotion while the three they were satisfied with the findings and would not appeal.. " Ziapkov, the leading defendant, broke into tears again at tne conclusion ft tbe JudRcs" reading. Weeping, he declared: ' "I am satisfied. I promise to work With all my strength to build the new man In myself and to help in the construction . of our Social- I-.. 1.1!. Hi. ... . . i'. aw rcpuuiic; ,-:- - ' Presiding U d g '.Constantine Undjtev, whe- lil -1947 t,tenci-fl tha Agrarian leader Nikola Petkoy to death, told the defendants as ha "You have committed Ihe worst rlm 'lispior.asc - not' only against he laws of Xhtt country but against th laws of any cmj-i- ry'vi'-: ::i ";.'--"';:. "-' ' -, Thouijh the ministers had tin right to appeal at once or . wit!uu two" weeks, all asforte'l thy v.ic satisfitKi wl'h the vwdirts. Ufe om m wikci ir Judge announced the sentence t Then all the defendants announced ( gmcrnUy Irint only nuct.t l

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