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Weuther Forecast They Really Do Pay I ' Coos Bay Times classified ads take your message to 17,000 readers every day in the week. If you want to buy or sell, rent or trade, . a Times classified will do the Job for you at very low cost ows Rain in W, local snow or rain in E tonight; little change in temp.; fresh to strong S wind off coast. Coos Bay: Fri. max., 61.9; min., 39.2; today at 10:30, 49.0; wind, SE 9; barom., 29.80; rain Fri., .10 inch. NEST VOftUD PORT Acaieuuruu l-IININ MAMIMMTtUBMO . lAflLLIAM S. KNUDSEN tells a reporter some vital facts about the rearmament program-tin, aluminum, airplane parts, steel, tanks and the Reuther plan (to convert unusad excess auto plant capacity to make planes) in the following interview conducted a few days ago at Washington. The interview shows the way the Office of Production Management of which Knudsen is director, functions. Published in the Great Diversified Area of Southicestern Oregon Serving Marshfield, North Bend, Coquille, Myrtle Point Bandon, Empire, Port Orford, Gold Beach, Reedsport-Gardiner, Powers VOL. LVII MARSHFIELD AND NORTH BEND, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1941-EVEN1NG EDITION No. 82 FEB 101941 9 aval nisier moil r Or I Won't Acce YTi Pos ) Q. What kind of arrangements do you have for making operations under the lease-lend bill? K. The bill has not passed. Q. Hae you any plans to take care of British needs? K. We expect to get a schedule. To make items for them doesn't require any particular scheme of payments. We will go to work on the schedule when we get it. Q. How will you divide up with the British to give them theirs? K. I suppose the OPM will have to decide if we have got enough, when we get the schedule and we can know how much. Q. How many planes did we send to the British in December? K. I don't know. QUESTION ; Regarding light tanks being turned out at the rate of four a day. Are any of those factories shut down for changes? K. There were some changes and some gaps in placing orders due mainly to our not getting appro' piiations. Production was 38 last month and 20 odd this month. Q. What will the production be in the Chrysler plant? K. 10 a day on two shifts for medium tanks. Q. You made some statement previously in this conference about expecting some reports on working shifts. K. Yes, we expect estimates on man-hours on the use of tools-how many men and shifts are working. Q. Any need for speed in the enactment of the lease-lend bill? K. Yes. Q. Will the start of the new bomber (subassemblies in automobile factories) affect motor-car production? K. No. They are not going to have any to show. Q. But no mechanical changes in the new automobile. K. If you change axle, transmission, motor, it would mean a big tool program and you would not have the tools. iQ. Any plans ioV a tin' snicker in this country? K. I will have to find out from (Concluded on Page Two) Jobs for Drafted Men Is New Goal Explained Here Plans for re-employment of drafted men at the expiration of their year of military training were explained Friday night to secretaries of both Coos county draft boards, Miss Agnes Peters of Marsh-field and Mrs. Pearl Jackson of Coquille, by Major Georgg E. Sandy of Portland, state employment coordinator. Major Sandy said that men who are araiiea are asueu vu legiaiei at the local office of the state employment service. Thirty days before a man's service period ends, a report will be made to the employment service, listing any new trades or skills the man has learned in the army. His former employer, if he was employed when drafted, has 40 days to take him back and he has 40 days in which to accept his former job. The employment service will endeavor, Major Sandy said, to help drafted men better themselves and get other Jobs if they so desire. HELP REHABILITATE The men called up for the draft and rejected because of physical disability will receive attention of the army and state employment service through a rehabilitation program. This program also will apply to any man who becomes disabled while in service. Major Sandy said the quota for the Coos Bay draft board to send to the army in the year ending June 30, 1941, is 50 men, half of whom will have gone by the end oi February. The Coquille valley draft board will send 40 men. Stanford 49 California 42. Gonzaga 64, Montana 43. Southern California 43, TJ.C.L.A. 41. College of Pacific El, Nevada 40. Humboldt State 57, Southern Oregon 50. Oregon Fresh 20, Oregon State Frosh 18. Western Washington 50, St. Martins 45. Central Washington 54, Pacific Lutheran 23. Llnfield 45, Whitman 34. Pacific U. 47, Willamette 33. Wyoming 40, Colorado State 34. Utah 50, Denver 33. Montana State 34, Greeley State 27. Basketball Hi British Expect Invasion Move; Bulgaria Fears Thrust There Berlin Due To Act Soon, Amery Says Sofia Orders Railroad Suspension so Troops Can Be Put in Place LONDON, Feb. 8 (U.R) A new, major move by Germany is imminent, Lieut. Col. L. S. Amery, secretary of state for India, said in a speech today. He warned that most likely the move would be an attempt to invade England. "There is only one direction in which the enemy can hope for decisive results, although they are likely to be even more decisive against him than for him," Amery said. "That is the invasion and conquest of this island." For Indefinite Period SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 8. (U.R) Reports that Germany might march an army through Bulgaria to attack Greece were revived today when the government suspended numerous railroad trains through the country for an endefinite period. RUSSIA IS FRIENDLY Three express trains, three trough . trains and-many short- run trains in various parts of the country were removed from service. Foreign Minister Ivan Popoff told a parliamentary meeting yesterday that Bulgaria's outlook was excellent. He emphasized that Bulgaria's relations with Russia were good. He was said to have told the (Concluded on Page Three) HOLLYWOOD Hollywood goes on the air tonight with one of the biggest shows ever staged for the war distressed "America calling" on two networks and rebroadcast to Britain and all proceeds will be sent to the Greek war relief fund. WASHINGTON - The house rules committee today approved a resolution continuing until April I, 1942, the Dies committee investigation of un-American activities. SEATTLE Superior Judge Doug las today sentenced to 15 years in the state penitentiary Hallett R. French, 44, who pleaded guilty to embezzling a premium on an insurance policy he wrote on the Ta-coma Narrows Bridge. Late Brevities In Today's News , County Courthouse News By HARRISON P. HORNISH COQUILLE, Feb. 8.-(Special Declaration of intention to seek naturalization as United States citizens has been filed in the office of County Clerk L. W. Oddy by the Rev. and Mrs. James Henry Beirnes, Foursquare Gospsl ministers, Marshfield. The Rev. Mr. Beirnes, 47, was born at Rosseau, Ont, and Mrs. Beirnes, 37, was born at Ma-doc, Ont. Both entered this country for permanent residence at Blaine, Wash., July 19, 1938, according to their declarations. MRS. DAY SEEKS DIVORCE Charging cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion, Mrs. Alice Edith Day, Charleston, has filed suit for divorce in circuit court against William C. Day. Plaintiff reports the couple was married Nov. 2, 1933, at Vancouver, Wash., that defendant treated her in an improper manner, using physical violence at times, and that he told her he did not care for her. Defendant is now working in a mine at Kellogg, Ida., plaintiff states. Mrs. Day asks custody of the two children. MARRIAGE LICENSES Coos marriage licenses have been issued to: Clarence W. Price and Anti-Red Act Is Re-Referred in Lively Session SALEM, Ore., Feb. 8.-(U.R)-The state senate today voted 13 to 12 to reconsider a bill introduced by Sen. Rex Ellis, Rep., Morrow, which would provide a $10,000 fine and a ten-year prison sentence for persons advocating the overthrow of the government by force. The vote came after an acrimonious debate on the bill and was followed by a duel between opposing factions on parliamentary procedure. Five members of the senate were absent when the vote was taken. The chair at first ruled that the motion to reconsider had lost; but a consultation of the rules disclosed that the motion needed only a majority of thos present not a majority of the entire senate. Sen. Harry Kenin, Rep., Clackamas, who had asked for reconsideration of the controversial bill, then moved that it be re-referred to a law committee. Senator Ellis objected, saying, "The purpose of such a re-referment is simply to bury the bill." North Bend Is Beaten Friday By Bobcat Five MYRTLE POINT, Feb. 8.-Spe-cial) A badly crippled North Bend High basketball quintet suffered its second defeat of the season here Friday night to the Myrtle Point Bobcats, 27 to 25, in one of the most exciting contests seen on the tiny high school gym floor this year. The Bulldogs, minus three regulars and three outstanding reserves, put up a brilliant scrap and nearly came from behind in the closing seconds to overtake the husky Bobcats. Coach Victor Adams of the Bulldogs had almost an entirely new combination on the floor and had only two reserves on the bench, one of whom played in his first conference game of the season. Leading 15 to 9 at halftime, the Myrtle Point crew, scoring its first victory over North Bend in three (Concluded on Page Three) Powers Wins County Title; Trims Arago POWERS, Feb. 8. (Special) Powers High school's high-flying basketball quintet cinched the county "B" league title Friday night by swamping little Arago, 58 to 10. It marked the seventh loop victory for the Cruisers and leaves them with only one game to play, with Bandon, Feb. 21. Ruth Popescu, both of Marshfield; Albert Frankie Boye and Elvina Charlette Simpson, both of Reeds-port. NEW FIRMS Incorporation papers for three new firms and an assumed business name for a fourth have been newly filed at the courthouse. The law office of McKeown and New-house has filed two new corporations, C. & D. company and Douglas Fir Lumber company, each capitalized at $5000. Members of the law firm's staff are incorporators, the real owners not being listed. The third new corporation is the Paulson Investment company, Coquille, incorporated for $75,000, by J. E. Paulson, Jack D. Allard and E. J. Fitzgerald. An assumed business name has been filed for the News Press, Marshfield, a job printing concern, owned by Times, Inc., of Marshfield, of which Sheldon F. Sackett is president and J. W. Mc-Inturff is secretary. FORCLOSURE IS DISMISSED An order dismissing the foreclosure action instituted recently by Margaret M. Eby vs. Iva J. Bas-( Concluded on Page Three) British-Aid Bill Given Money Limit Appropriation in This Session Would Not lie Included in Measure WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (U.R) The house today revised the British-aid bill to perfect an amendment limiting to $1,300,000,000 the value of "on hand or order" US. army or navy equipment President Roosevelt could send abroad under the measure. The amendment was changed to specify an exact $1,300,000,000 limit cn such transfers in contrast to the original wording which fixed the amount to 10 per cent of the defense appropriations for the current fiscal year which totaled about $13,000,000,000. BY VOICE VOTE The fixing of a precise limit was proposed by the democratic leadership and whs adopted by voice vote following a long parliamentary tangle. . .' The limit applies only to present stocks of army, navy or marine corps equipment, including that which has been contracted for dur: lug the curienl fiscal year, it doe' not limit in any way future appropriations under the British - aid bill, or to equipment to be acquired by U.S. armed forces under the $10,811,000,000 appropriations sought by Mr. Roosevelt for the next fiscal year. One of the snarls in consideration of tlie perfecting amendment resulted from a proposal by Rep. Karl Mundt, D., S.D., that the value of equipment be calculated at original cost. The move was defeated, 97 to 68. Rep. John M. Costello, D., Calif., proposed that the limitation be further defined to prohibit transfer of more than one-third of tactical types of military aircraft now on hand or on order for United States forces. The house rejected the amendment 103 to 73. "We seem to be more worried about the defense of Britain than Britain herself," Costello observed. Dock Is Leased To Fairhurst Company, Tacoma Newest member of the Coos Bay lumber industry is the Fairhurst Lumber company of Tacoma, which has just leased the Portland Docks company dock adjoining the Coos Bay Lumber dock. The Portland Docks company, owned by Dant and Russell, buili the dock about three years ago. Since then it has been operated by the Busterud Lumber company of Marshfield. The Fairhurst company will operate the dock as in the past, running a planing mill and serving as a market outlet for small mills of southwestern Oregon. In charge is A. W. Fairhurst, who has taken an apartment at the Ghlynn. H. A. Busterud has moved his office from the dock to the Hall building. Notre Dame Board on Way to Hire Mentor SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 8.-(U.R Notre Dame's faculty board in control of athletics decided today it wili require "one or more meetings" to make any headway with the flood of applications for Elmer F. Layden's vacated football coaching job. Six members of the seven - man board met last night to start the weeding-out process. When they emerged, a spokesman said the board will meet again Monday or Tuesday and possibly later in the week before it will have a final recommendation for Notre Dame's president, the Rev. J. Hugh O'Don-neU. Flames Kill 9 in Dallas SA Lodge Night Manager Is Last To Succumb; 25 Hurt; Funiigator Is Itlanied DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 8.-(U.B- J. D. Benson, night manager of the Salvation Army flophouse that burned here last night, died today of injuries he suifered trying to rescue his charges. His death brought to nine the toll of the disaster. Twenty - five others were injured. Several may die. Two of the dead were J. E. White and Thomas Cook, address un known. Salvation Army officials said their books were destroyed and it was doubtful whether the others could be identified. Expected to die was Julius Ben son, 45, assistant manager of the house. He went into the building tnree times to bring men out. i Some of the victims were burned home fractured arms and lea's from ykuVMS ' from "the'Httu-stofy buiffl-' Jl)g. .FUMIGATOR BLAMED , !Fire Chief L. M. Funk said fire started in a fumigator, at the head of the stairs. Transients were compelled to leave their clothes in it overnight for "delousing," and a gas flame was kept burning in the fumigatcr to vaporize chemicals that : killed the vermin. Most of the men were asleep when one opened the door. Flames covered him. Three or four, by bending low as they ran, escaped down the stairs before they became impassable. There was no fire escape. The others ran to the opposite end of the room. Some leaped. Others were afraid, and ran back to the front windows, but flames drove them back. One man, wedged in a front window, died screaming as a crowd watched him. 150 Croups May Help Honor New Citizens COQUILLE, Feb. 8 (Special) Suffering from writer's cramp today is C. G. "Hode" Caughell, Coquille city treasurer and secretary of the local Rotary club. Caughell nas just completed sending out 150 letters to every service club, civic body, grange, labor union and lodge he could locate in the county, asking them to send representatives to a Rotary-sponsored Americanization program here Tuesday night, Feb. 18. The program will honor men and women who are given final citizenship papers in circuit court the same day. Coos River Defeats Bandon Cagers 23-20 BANDON, B'eb. 8 (Special) Led by Curl and Schafer, Coos River High school basketeers took a 23-20 victory in a Coos "B" league cage game with Bandon High here Friday. Schafer and Curl each dropped in four field goals, to go with one each by Hamilton, Cusic and Geisert and Cussic's free throw. Bandon's high scorer was God-dard. who made 10 points but received little scoring suport from his teammates. Smiley made five, Uht and Capps two each and Harris one. WALL STREET Dow Jones closing stock averages: Industrial 124.71, up 0.41; rail 28.26, up 0 05; utility, 20.00, off 0.07; and 65 stocks, 42.28, up 0.09. Stock sales approximated 180.000 shares, the smallest short session turnover since 170,000 were traded Sept. 14 and compared with 310,000 a week ago. Curb stock sales were 53,000 shares against a similar amount last Saturday. French Colonial Army May Join with British in Libya If Laval's Restoration Comes Benghazi Will Become Second Alexandria, Naval And Plane Base; Will Nile Army Drive West? LONDON, Feb. 8. (U.R) British military leaders were considering today whether to send the army of the Nile 600 miles across Libya to seize Tripoli and effect contact with formidable French land, air and sea forces in Tunisia. The army of the Nile includes a large Free French contingent. British armored patrol units were reported many miles south and west of Benghazi, feeling out the advisability of an immediate advance from Benghazi. There has been considerable speculation whether the Vichy government would be able to hold its land and air forces in north Africa in check if the British took Tripoli. Free French forces alreadv control much territory in French Equatorial Africa. A triumph by pro-German Pierre Laval in his demand for virtually dictatorial power in the Vichy government might be calculated to cause dissidence among French colonial forces. NO MORE ENEMY It was believed here that there was no more Italian north African army. It had numbered upwards of 200,000 men who were going to march to the Suez canal. More than 125,000 of them were prisoners; thousands more had been killed or wounded, The Italian army in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somaliland was now completely cut off. Communication had been maintained by airplane. Genghazi wa3 the a!r base. Opinion here was about equally divided whether the order would be given for a British march on Tripoli. , ? GOOfiiWAXir rbtN'r ' ' There are 600 desert miles between Benghazi and Tripoli by road a single, bad road along the coast. Musurata, the first town of any consequence, is 460 miles from Benghazi; Horns, where there is permanent running water, is another 60 miles away. At Benghazi the British have a base comparable to that at Alexandria. From it they could send troops to Greece or to Italy. From it long range Royal Air Force planes could attack , Sicily and southern Italy, help to defend Malta and fight the German dive bombing planes which Hitler sent to Italy. Oregon to Cain Congress Seat If Report Ok'd WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (U.R) The house rules committee today shelved a bill to Increase the house membership to 450 on the basis of population Increases, and sent to the floor instead a bill to reapportion the present membership of 435. The bill rejected by the rules committee was sponsored by Rep. John E. Rankin, D., Miss. Chair man Adolph Sabath, D 111., said it was shelved by "a nearly unanimous vote." The approved measure was spon sored by Rep. E. C. Gatliings, D., Ark. It would provide for reapportionment in accordance with census reports as follows: Under existing law the above re apportionment will be automatic unless congress acts by March 9. County Court Will Visit Salem to Fight Repeal of Reforestation Act COQUILLE, Feb. 8.-(SpeclaD The Coos county court will leave Monday afternoon for Saltm to open a legislative drive against a Clatsop county bill to do away with the present reforestation law, providing for new timber crops on cut-over land with a payment of live cents per acre annually In lieu of taxes. The Coos court will attend a hearing on the bill at 8 pm. Mon day. Tentatively scheduled to ac-comany County Judge E. L. Pet erson and Commissioners R. H. La whom and Lar.i Peterson is J. E Norton of Coquille, former coun ty judge and a member of the legislature when the present reforestation law was passed. The reforestation law, the Coos court holds, is of great value to the future of Coos county, providing for timber tracts to bear again without properly owners being un-, Stork Delivers 3 as Agreed so Papas Must Pay A tale of wishful thinking which began several months ago around a dinner table ended today in reality that none of those gathered at the festive board on that fateful night believed possible at the time. It all concerned expected additions to the families of three of those present and a joking deal of double-or-nothing. The Ben C. Flaxels, with two boys, wanted a girl. The Justin Ilenslees had a little daughter and wanted a boy. The Dr. Edward E. Borings with o son already in the family thought a daughter would be nice. Someone hit the idea of double- or-Iiothing on Uie coming Iplessed events, Dr.i.Ennjs BMrer was there and was contracted with on the proposition. If the three families got what they wanted, they paid double to the doctor. If they didn't, it was 'on the house." First the Flaxels had their girl. Then Henslees had their boy and the cycle was completed Friday when the stork presented th Borings with a baby daughter. Faced with the prospect of paying off double, the three families, while happy, are eyeing their bank books. Nothing, however, was in writing so probably Dr. Keizer will forgive them their folly and ask only the standard fee. Disrict Attorneys May Get Pay Boost Salaries of district attorneys of Coos and Curry counties, as well as of most other district attorneys in Oregon, may be increased materially Jan. 1, 1942, if the state senate passes a bill adopted Friday afternoon by the house of representatives. The house passed a judiciary committee bill to standardize salaries of district attorneys, paid by the state. The measure would increase the annual pay of District Attorney Ben C. Flaxel of Coos county from $2400 to $2700 and the annual pay of District Attorney Grant Williams of Curry county from $1200 to $1800. MARKET GLANCES Stocks firm and quiet. Bonds Irregular. Curb stocks mixed. Cotton slightly higher, "'heat and corn about steady. Rubber firm . duly taxed. The law provides that when a new crop of timber is harvested, the county receives 1214 per cent of the yield. The county court also plans to have Introduced a bill enabling the county to step into state land bank foreclosure proceedings, before the actual suit has been filed, and pay off the board Hen If it wishes in order to safeguard county tax liens. Now, delinquent taxes are lost when the land board forecloses. The court will go to Portland Wednesday. Commissioner Lawhorn will preside at a meeting of the Oregon and California revested land grant counties, of which he is president. Also scheduled for Portland Is a meeting of a special lands committee working on a federal payment in' lieu of taxes on federal lands not now yielding a tax revenue to counties. The court plans to return Thursday. Cabinet May Quit to Aid Negotiations Darlan Brings News to Vichy Regime'' xuuillll x iu ir.jr vfucb uu VICHY, Feb. 8. OJ.R) Marshal Henri Philippe Petain announced tonight that he had invited Pierre Laval to re-enter the Vichy government as a minister of state but that Laval had declined his offer. Petain said he had asked Laval to assume a post as member of proposed "directing committee" of the government. However Laval, it was learned, declined to come back to Vichy except as premier and with a cabinet of his own choice. ISSUES STATEMENT Petain's statement said: "The marshal, in continuance of the policy of Montoire (the Franco-German collaboration policy outlined by Petain and Adolf Hitler in their Montoire meeting) proposed that Laval enter the government as a minister of state and member of the directing committee. "Laval declined the marshal's offer." The offer to which Ptain referred was that taken to Paris by Admiral Francois Darlan which provided that Laval become a member of a three-man or four-man executive committee of the government under Petain with Darlun in the post of premier. LAVAL STANDS PAT Laval, however, stood pat on his demand for quasi-dictatorial pow- ers and bacited this with a threat V of non-cooperation' with the Vichy regime. J ;. Laval ' demanded further that he be given sole, control of foreign affalrt arid thus, of all negotiations Jflth, Oermairy.. ( Returning Mm his- second visit to Paris this morning, - gn ' all-night race through France ln 'a( one-car special train, Darlan, ,t6a ferred with Gen. Charles HunttUi ger, war minister, and Marcel Pey-a v ronton, Interior minister. Then he conferred with Petaint for an hour, informing the aged ' marshal that his efforts to com, ' promise with Laval had failed. It was expected the council of ministers would be called into emergency session later today to aid Petain in proposing a new compromise. CABINET MAY RESIGN There was a possibility that the cabinet would submit its resignation to Petain in a gesture Intended to hasten a solution of the, cabinet problem which had deadlocked Helatlons with Germany for nearly two months since the pro-German Laval was dismissed as foreign minister and vice-premier. Coquille Man Is Held For Entering House COQUILLE, Feb. 8. (SpeclaD-Bound to the county grand jury, Francis Mitchell Ator, 26, of Coquille is held In the county Jail In lieu of $300 bail on a Coquille city police charge of "acting in-jurious to public morals," according to Jail records. Ator is accused of breaking into the home of Mrs. Neil Muligan, -Division and Fifth streets, early Thursday morning and entering a room where a young girl was asleep, it was reported by officers. Stanford Seems Due To Win Cage Honors STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Feb. , 8. (U.RV-Stanford university's basketball team seemed to have the Pacific coast conference southern division title pretty well sewed up today after Its 49 to 42 thumping of the University of California. The Indians have a two-game lead on the field and must lose three of their remaining six games to even be tied for the crown. Their lone defeat this season was at the hands of U.CXlA. which last night dropped lbs 34th con secutive game to Southern Cali fornia. Tomorrow'! Tides Coos Bay bar. High: 9:35 a.m., 7.2 ft.; 11:20 p,m 5.5 ft. Low: 4:10 a.m., 2.1 ft.; 5:15 p.m., -1 ft. Mon. High: 10:25 a.m., 7.4 ft.; 11:55 p.m., 5.8 ft. Low: 5 a.m., 1.9 ft.; 5:55 p.m., -1.2 ft. .5 if it 1 11 v.fv..-

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