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University cf Orfcg'n Library OOiP Scientists To Probe Ocean Floor For Sub ABOARD THE USS HAZEL - WOOD (UPI) Four scientists win try to transfer to the ma- rine researcn vessel Atlantis 11 to- day to map part- of the North! O oV ADMIRAL HERBERT L. AUSTIN, U.S. Navy, uses magnifying glass to examine pieces of debris found floating at ' the location of the- sunken submarine Thresher. The debris will be evaluated by o Noval Board of Inquiry at Portsmouth, N. H. (UPI Telephoto). ' INQUIRY CONTINUES Former Skipper Testifies On Previous Dive Trouble PORTSMOUTH, N. H. (UPI) A former skipper of the ill-fated submarine Thresher testified before a Navy court of inquiry today the vessel had "trouble" on the first deep dive shortly after it was commissioned -in Augut-1961v -v Cmdr. Deane L. Axene said the dive was virtually at the same spot in the Atlantic where the Thresher sank Wednesday with a loss of 129 men. Axene, presently on leave, was Winchester Croup Asks Assist On Sanitary District Another step in the slow process of forming a sanitary district was achieved this week when repre- oAntafiirna nt thf WinollPltor fliVlP Club asked the County Court for its assistance in lorming ine ois-trict. The court agreed to investigate the matter. Subsequently, the office of the district attorney consented to draw up the papers needed in connection with a hearing. The office-will also make arrangement for an election if the matter reaches that point. The next step, said Joseph Weckerle, president of the club, will be to ask the federal government for a loan to make a feasibility survey and estimate of the cost for setting up a sanitary district. Weckerle said if the report proves such a district feasible, monies would be sought to finance the project. He stated that the assessed valuation of the Winchester area is $C80,6:i0 which is 25 per 'cent of the appraised valuation. Bonding companies would loan up to 13V4 per cent of the appraised valuation, or approximately $345.-000. Weckerle said the cost of setting up the district would probably not exceed $150,000. The visit to the County Court and district attorney's office came about as -the result of a Wednesday night meeting of the Winchester Civic Club. Besides a resume on the sanitation situation by Weckerle, at the meeting, Don Hurley reported on the recent Unicom meeting The committee appointed to visit the County Court was augmented by Jack Osborn, sanitarian, and J. E. Slattery, planning coordina tor. The Weather AIRPORT RECORDS Considerable cloudiness with occasional sunny periods and periods of light rain, becoming mostly cloudy with rain Sunday morning. Partly cloudy with showers Sunday afternoon. Littla changa in temptratura except warmer today. , ! Hightst tamp, last 2 hours Lowest temp, last 24 hours Highest temp, any April (57) Lowest temp, any April (55) Prtcip. last 24 hours Pracip. from April 1 Normal April precip. Normal precip. 9-1 to 4-1 .. 2.30 Precip. front Sept. 1 24.78 I Sunset tonight, 4:54 p.m. Sunrita tomorrow, S:13 a.m. . Atlantic's floor where the sunken nuclear - powered submarine Thresher may be lying with 129 men auoard. The tricky transfer in the turbu- the first witness as the naval board resumed its investigation into the worst accident in sub marine history. The Thresher, underwent an overhaul and repairs at its home base .here .prior to its ill-fated voyage.-?. , .-, - Axene, a tall, slender; soft-spoken man, said that during the test dive "we took the submarine to an assigned depth." Something Wrong He said it .then became necessary "to halt the course of the dive because the instrument gauges indicated something was wrong." Axene said he did not believe the difficulty was in the hull of the submarine. During the test, he said, there were several civilian technicians aboard, as there were when the Thresher sank. Axene, after his leave, will take an assignment on the nuclear sub-' marine John Calhoun which now is under construction at Newport News, Va. He was the executive officer aboard the first atomic submarine Nautilus. Others Under Scrutiny The board, headed by Vice Adm. Bernard L. Austin, president of the Naval War College, also was to board and closely inspect two of the Thresher's sister ships, the Jack and the Tinosa. The Jack is to be commissioned April 24. Displayed on a piece of white cardboard on a table in the hearing room were sodden articles and bits of wreckage scooped from the turbulent Atlantic near the place where the Thresher began her fateful dive. "It looks like material used in the construction of our submarine, A scientific analysis will be made here to determine if this is so," Austin said Friday. The articles included two rubber gloves, two medicine bottles 'of sea water containing oil, 'some cork and plastic and one partly-squeezed tube with the printing "Baker's Flavoring" on it. The gloves were the type used in the nuclear reactor section of submarines. Churches Ready Services Observing Christ's Resurrection Rain or shine, it appears that a glorious Easter is in prospect for Douglas County residents. The many special events planned by the area's churches make prospects for the day seem independent of the weather, even though some events have been planned to take place outside. Sunrise services are in the offing, the largest of which will no doubt be the one scheduled by the Roseburg Ministerial Association for 6 a.m. in the Community Build- ing at the Douglas County Fair- grounds. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roseburg Ro-" tary Club, with the Sheriff's Re-2? j serve assisting with traffic di-.28 1 rection and parking. Members of 2.82 j Boy Scout Troop 92 will serve as 1.93 ushers. As alwavs. this annual event is expected to draw ' many persons who will then Eo on to services at the churches of thei 'choice. I .lent ocean will be attempted in a canvas sling across 30 yards of rope stretcnea from tnis destroy- er to the Atlantis Five slingloads of delicate sci entific equipment in waterproof containers were moved by this method late Fndaj. But the sea was too rough for the four men from the Woods Hole. Mass, Oceanographic Institution, needed to operate the sensitive echo-sounding gear, to make the "high-line" rip. Sydney Knott, head of the expedition, said they would make the transfer "when the seas are calmer." Would Mark Spot Improvement in the weather also would make it possible for the Hazelwood to drop a 1,200-pound anchor on a nylon line more than a mile and a half long. A "signpost" buoy will be attached to the line as' a marker where the Thresher started her ill-fated dive. The buoy will serve as a per manent reference ' marker for search vessels. The search continued here as a board of inquiry opened hearings in Portsmouth, N.H., where the Thresher was . built. TKfe Navy Friday brought to Portsmouth a box full of possible evidence scooped from the ocean near where the Thresher sank. It included two rubber gloves, two medicine bottles of sea water containing oil slick, some cork and plastic and one partly squeezed tube with the printing "baker's flavoring" on it. Vice Adm. Bernard L. Austin, head of the inquiry, said the flotsam could have been from the Thresher but that he was await ing further tests before making a final determination. The search scene is 225 miles east of Cape Cod near the spot where tlie Thresher was believed to have gone to the bottom Wed nesday Bounces Sound Waves The scientific team planned to bounce echoes off the ocean floor in a sort of "dragging" operation. Should one of these impuls es strike the Thresher, the scien tists would be able to mark its location. Once the location of the ship was pinpointed, it was hoped that the bathyscaph Trieste, due here within two weeks, would be able to descend near the Thresher and take photographs of the - wreckage. Oakland Principal Durrcll Langevin has resigned his position as principal, of Oakland High School, reports Mrs. E, M. Dunn, correspondent. According to Cecil Barnctt, su perintendent of schools at Oakland, DARRELL LANGEVIN ... resigns post Langevin is leaving the teaching post to pursue his studies for a doctor's degree at University of Oregon. Barnett said Langevin has been with the Oakland school system for eight years, the past five as principal. The preceding three years he was band director. Langevin's replacement has not yet been selected. Barnett said. According to Mrs. Dunn, other resignations include those of Mrs. Shirley Pratt, third grade; Mrs. Clara Kollcr, fifth grade; Don Freuchte, teacher of drama and speech at the high school; and Otis Doherty, high school Spanish and English instructor. Invocation will be given by the Rev. Allen Ingebritsen, and reading of the scripture by the Rev. Floyd Lindsey. The Rev. Lawrence Smith will offer the opening prayer. After special Easter music by the Roseburg High School A Capella Choir, the sermon will be given by the Rev. Roy Campbell. The service will close with a benediction by the Rev. Lester Stone. The South Douglas Ministerial Association has planned outdoor sunrise services at C a.m. for the knoll by the cross, in Riddle, and in the event of rain, will move the! services to the First Baptist Church. Pastors from Riddle, Myrtle Creek and Tri-City will join to present the Easter message. Special music is planned, including a trio from the Canyonville Bible Academy. In Glendale, sunrise services will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the Southern Baptist Church with the jjl. Established 1873 County To Get Ticket-Vending Device In Forest One forest camp in Douglas County is included in a new schedule for operation of ticket vending machines for collection of a service fee in national forests. The announcement was made today by the U. S. Forest Serv-. ice. A total 28 of 850 campgrounds in the national forests of Oregon and Washington are involved in the new pro-cedeure. Among them is Silt-coos forest camp in the Siuslaw National Forest. , The vending machine will go into operation there June 1. The machines were tested at two campgrounds last year, and this year, the charge program will be extended to 26 others where facilities are well developed and use is heavy. Day uses will be free of charge. The fee for overnight camping is $1 per day. Outlook Dims On Receiving Sewer Money Roseburg's chances of getting accelerated public works funds to in stall storm sewers in the blast area near the South Umpqua River appear to be going aglimmer-ing. U. S. Rep. Robert B. Duncan reports the full House Committee on Appropriations has denied a request for an appropriation of $450 million more for the APW pro gram in the nation. He calls it "a serious mistake." "If this decision cannot be reversed, it will cripple efforts to help combat the persistent high level of unemployment in economically depressed areas of Oregon and elsewhere," Duncan said. "It will bring to a halt many projects which would stimulate the economy as a whole." 1 One of the projects mentioned is the reque t' by the city of Rose-burg for $26,000, which it would match, for the storm sewer project. Continuing, Duncan said the mon ey recommended by an appropriations subcommittee "does not even fulfill the total authorization.". He said ,s,uch an appropriation would provide jods lor less man iu per cent of the unemployed in economically depressed areas eligible under the program: Roseburg has been named as one of these areas, Senators Report Progress Of Bill For VA Property U. S. Sen.'s Wayne Morse and Maurine Neuberger (both D-Ore.) have sent letters to Roseburg Mayor Thomas Garrison reporting on the progress of a bill to obtain property from Roseburg U. S. Veterans Hospital for city park purposes. , . Sens. Jlorse and Neubrgcr have entered a bill (S.1203) is. the Senate to enable the VA to deed back parcels of land to the city for park purposes. US Rep. Robert B. Duncan has submitted a similar bill in the House of Representatives. Obtaining this land would enable the city to develop a two-mile-long continuous river frontage park from Stewart Park to Gaddis Park. Sen. Morse told the Roseburg mayor, "I am asking the Senate Committee on Government Operations to consider your comments in connection with its deliberations on this bill. I am sure they will be as helpful to the committee as they were to me." "I have urged the committee to take prompt action on this meas ure," he added. Jet Reported Missing NELLIS AFB, Nev. (UII) -An F100D Super Sabre Jet"' was reported missing Friday nignt near Peach Springs, Ariz., when it failed to return from a four- plane night training mission. A spokesman at Nellis At a, ten miles north of Las Vegas, said a search for the craft would begin at dawn. Assembly of God and Olivet Presbyterian Churches assisting. Joint Sarvice Sat In Winstoo, churches will combine for a joint service at the Winston Community Park, at 6:30 a.m. The choir from the Winston Christian Church will furnish Easter music. The Cloverleaf Drive-In Theater in Sutherlin will be the site of services for that area, beginning at 6 a.m. The Lutheran Layman's League is sponsor. Small gold crosses will be presented to those attending. The Pine Grove Church at Dix- onviile will hold its service earlier, with those planning to attend directed to meet at the church at 5:30 a.m. Participants will then adjourn to the hillside near the church. A fellowship breakfast at the church will follow. The Drain Church of Christ is planning a similar event. Those 12 Pages ROSEBURG, OREGON Budget Threat - SALEM (UPI) The State Board of Higher Education told the legislature Friday it will take drastic steps to preserve "quality" education if its budget is cut by $5 million. Ways and Means Committee members replied they were "shocked." The board's letter was issuqd in response to a request from the legislative committee on where $5 million might be cut from higher education's proposed $81 million budget. The board said if there are ex A POLICE OFFICER grabs southern integration leader Rev. the seat of his trousers in (ailing him Friday for leading in Birmingham, Ala, (UPI Telephoto). Pastor Arrested With 54 Others In Protest Walk' BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (UPI) - The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr was arrested for the 13th time in eight years of anti-segregation work Friday at the head of a protest march followed by about 1,000 Negroes. King and 54 other demonstrators, including several of his top aides, were jailed for defying a court order. The arrests brought to more than 200 jailings in 10 days of rrcial protests arftl drastically cut the top leadership in the current campaign. Say Campaign Continues Remaining racial leaders were quiet about future plans, including whether King plans to remain in jail, but vowed that the campaign would continue. At a mass meeting Friday night, the Rev. James Bevel told the crowds "If you go to Negro churches Sunday; wear blue jeans. If you go to white churches, wear last Easter's clothes." He referred to planned Easter Sunday "kneel-ins" and a boycott campaign in whlcn King nas urged Negroes to buy only food and wear only old clothes. King himself wore a work shirt and blue jeans in leading the march Friday. ' He walked from the Sixth Av enue Zion Hill Church followed bv a vanguard group of about 40 marchers and raised his voice in a "freedom hymn." About 700 spectators who were waiting outside fell to their knees as King marched through. Gives Final Word He had a last word to his fol lowers: "Keep the movement go ing." The action was open defiance of a circuit court order which forbade King, or other leaders, from taking part in, or promoting dem onstrations. planning to attend are to meet at the church at 6:30 a.m. and then go to the ci ss on the hill nearby, weather permitting. Joint services will be held at the Drain Baptist Church, beginning at 7 a.m., for several other denominations. Days Creek Methodist Church will follow its 6 a.m. sunrise service with a breakfast at the church at 7 p.m. An Easter Egg Hunt will also be held there for small children, at 3 p.m. Special music for all services will be featured at the Oakland Church of Christ, beginning with 6 a.m. sunrise service. This church will also hold a Fellowship Breakfast. With all churches in the area listing either joint' or separate spe cial Easter celebrations, other or ganizations have entered into the Easter picture with Easter Egg Hunts for the benefit of the small fry. As usual in this area, all SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1963 Cut Query Of 'Drastic tensive cutbacks it will "increase tuition rates sharply and raise admission standards for all students " "We remain convinced," the letter said, "that, if a choice must be made, a high quality education for a fewer number would be preferable to a watered-down education for a greater number." The board said it desires to keep "the able teachers now on Oregon campuses." It said Oregon has achieved "a high lovel of educational quality." Honor Pupil Two Men On KEY WEST. Fla. (UPI) Au thorities waited at the Coast Guard docks today to question a Georgia high school honor student who said he killed the father-son crew of a charter boat and dumped the bodies overboard. The youth, Roger Foster, 17, of Griffin. Ga.. was expected to ar rive at mid morning aboard a Coast Guard patrol boat ' which also had the fishing cruiiar Dream Girl m tow. The patrol boat located Foster, son of a physician, and the 32-foot Dream Girl Friday nignt anoui 20 miles off the Cuban coast The Coast Guard base here received a radio report from the cutter saying, "there is blood all over the man and the 'boat." Reedsport Voters Approve Budgets Voters of the Reedsport Union High School District U-13 and Reedsport Elementary District 105-C approved by solid majorities the 1903-64 proposed budgets in elections this week. Voters in the elementary district voted on $200,011 outside the 6 per cent limitation. The amount out side the 6 per cent limitation for the high school district was $324,- 142.34. The vote in the high school dis trict was 135 yes and .16 no. That in the elementary district was 126 yes and 10 no. The formal nearing on uaroiner Elementary District No. 9 propos ed budget was held Thursday ifiglit without discussion or opposition. The Gardiner district will vote on the school budget May 6. Three county budgets have now been approved. such events are more or less dependent on the weather. For this Sunday, rain Is at present predicted in the form of showers, so those planning the mammoth task of hiding the hundreds of dozens of colored eggs are no doubt keeping their fingers crossed. In any event, rain or shine, it's almost a certainty that the eager egg hunters will be all set to brave the weather to bring home some of the prizes offered, including the "golden" eggs to bo included in a hunt at Riddle. Many such hunts were held Saturday. Egg hunts listed to date for Sunday include, Riddle Volunteer Fire Department, at high school football field, 1 p.m.; Winston Missionary Baptist Church, for children of two age groups, around 1 p.m. following an outdoor lunch on the church grounds. Mark's Market in Roseburg is holding a bunt today at 1. It is the clear duty of the board to protect tills quality," it said. It said budget cuts also would bring cutbacks in auxiliary service programs such as agricultural research, the teaching hospital and clinics, the federal cooperative extension service, and tlie crippled children's division. Ways and Means co-chairman Ward Cook, DPortland, said the board sounded like "a spoiled child that just takes up his marbles and goes home." Martin Luther King Jr., by an anti-segregation march Says He Killed Charter Vessel The' patrol boat rcporlcd there was no sign-of Dream Girl own er-skipper Douglas Trevor, 47, and ma n-yeiii-uiu sun, iuwiiiu. lite report suid Foster was treated for wqunds, then put' under armed The guard. - - . Suicide Attempt A Coast Guard spokesman said the report did not elaborate on the nature of the wounds, but police here said there was strong evidence the "boy of the month" student attempted to take his life at a local motel before chartering the boat Thursday. The youth's father. Dr. H. A. Foster, flew here Friday night to await his son's arrival. The boy's mother said In Grifin there was no trouble at home. "What it was (that caused him to kill) came from inside himself," she said. . "He was violently anti-Communist. I thillK that may be the reason he rail away so he could join forces against Castro," Mrs. Foster said. She said her son spent much of his time reading books on nazism, fascism and communism and tried to form an anti-Communist league in Griffin hut failed for lack of support. . ' The Coast Guard said it will convene a board of investigation to look into the case, as it docs in any case of loss of life and or property on the high seas. The youth will be turned over to Monroe County police. Blood Over Room Police said Foster checked into a motel here Tuesday night and paid for a two-day stay. When he failed to show up at checkout time Thursday, a motel clerk checked his " room and found it splattered with blood. Police Sgt. Harry Sawyer said the motel bed was saturated with blood and a double-edge razor blade was on a bedside table'. A note found in a trash can read in part: "I think I'm insane. Be careful when vou tell my father, because he has a bad heart. Don't publicize my death." Sawyer said roster was last seen eating dinner at a restaurant adjoining the motel Wednesday night. Star, Harmon Girl Wed SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPD-Ricky Nelson, the singer, took out a marriage license Friday to marry Kristin Harmon, 18, daughter of sportscaster Tom Harmon. " Harmon, former ail-American football star at Michigan University, and his wife, former actress Elyse Knox, accompanied the young couple to the courthouse Friday. A spokesman said Nelson, 22, and Miss Harmon would be married in St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brentwood on April 20. 10c Per Copy He said the suggested $5 million cut never was given as an ultimatum. "I certainly hope the board is not serious in its indication .... ,uv n ii:i.-is iiucesary 10 cue out programs," he said. Rep. Stafford Hansell, R-Her-miston, said the committee might think of budgeting in more detail, removing some of the board's discretion. Chancellor R E. Lieuallcn said the board was "in no wav critical of anyone in its statement." 'It is the. board's reluctant judgment thai, he quality of Ore- gun s instructional ana research programs should, not become mediocre," he said. Sen. Daniel Thiol, chairman of tlie subcommittee on education. said his group actually is more friendly toward higher education than the board seems to think. Dunes Hearing Decision Due The .Public Lands Subcommittee of the U S. Senate will decide Mav 8 whether or not to hold a hearing in Oregon on the Senate bill to establish a Dunes National Seashore. The announcement was made Friday in a letter to the Western Lano Taxpayers Association in Florence Jrom Sen.' Wayne Morse. Morse said he had been informed by Sen. Alan Bible, who heads the subcommittee, that at the May 8 meeting, members of the group will bo informed of the "general nature of the problem" and a decision will be reached' concerning tlie place to hold the hearing. Keiecstion Urged It was originally announced that a hearing would take place in Washington, D C. In a telegram to Bible, John S. Parker, chairman of the Western Lane group urged that the hearing be held in the Florence - Reedsport region "wnerc those most directly, concerned and best informed on the issues be given a chance to testify orally " ,. . , .....-. ne accused en. maurine jveu-berger of trying to "bypass" property owners in tlie proposed park area by advocating a hear. ing in Washington. Meanwhile, the seashnrn arna 1 has been cited in a nuw N'almn.-il Park Service brochure as one of tlie 34 areas of national significance (hat might be acquired for use a federal recreation site. Tlie brochure. "Future Purks for the Nation," poinls out that the 34 sites arc irreplaceable, unique scenic areas that must be preserved. "Once they are lost: they are lost forever," the brochure says. ' Preservation Requested Secretary of Iilterior Stewart L. Udall is quoted in the brochure as saying, "The least we can do, before our land patterns become in-alterably fixed, is to preserve the few remaining extensive areas of natural open space. . . .now. while there s still time." Another bill calling for a seashore on the Coos, Douglas, Lane coast has also been introduced in the House by Rep. Robert Dunc an. (See map, page 3.) Piccard Offers To Mart Trieste LAUSANNE, Switzerland (UPI) Veteran underwater explorer Dr. Jacques Piccard said Friday ha would be "ready and willing," if asked, to man the bathyscaph Trieste in a search for the wreck age of the submarine Thresher. "There is no question but that I would drop everything and go to help man the Trieste for this search, if the U.S. Navy asked me to," Piccard told UPI in an interview. "So far, however, I have received no such invitation. "In any case the Navy has sev eral fully qualified pilots who are perfectly able to handle the Trieste without me." Piccard said he felt tlie bathy scaphe, in which he set a world depth diving record in the Pacific last year, would be "invaluable" in the search for the Thresher, which disappeared off Cape Cod Wednesday with 129 men aboard. Camp Creek Road Bid Opening Set The Bureau of Public Roads in Portland will open bids at 2 p.m. May 3 in Portland for applying bituminous surfacing to the Camp Creek Rnnd in Douglas County. The job requires reconditioning of 15.355 miles of roadbed. The westerly end of the project is located four miles south along the Mill Creek drainage basin from Highway 38. Work will extend easterly and southerly along the Camp Creek drainage basin in the Loon Lake area. - The improvement Is being financed with Bureau of Land Management timber access road funds under the accelerated public works act. 88-63 Brings Steps'

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