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Oregon Historic! Society futile Auiitorlun poxituiD i, oasgo:i THE BEND BULLETIN T" Sfate forecast LEASED WIRE WORLD NEWS COVERAGE OSEGON Fair iM noes, tonight end Wadset day, Colder tonight with ie-cai fresi er f reeling. Low tonight 30-38. Umh both day 68-78. CENTRAL OREGON'S DAILY NEWSPAPER 33rd Year TWO SECTIONS BEND, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1949 No. 243 DUUDOims race ooiieiniess o eveu t Strikes Britain Launches Austerity Drive; Election Possible - " ' ' liy It. II. SlIACKKKKU (United Press Sliilf Correspondent I London. Si-pl. 20 (U.l!l Slock price soared loday in the wiiki' of devaluation, parliament prepared to return fei- hii eiiitirgeney session, nnd the board of trade announced that Britain s August exports dropped to the lowest level in neatly i ii year, i Publication of unfavorable export figures coincided with i mi urgent appeal by llurold Wilson, president of the board of "trade, to go nil "lit to rapture, Contributions For Community Chest Received Organization preliminary lo an Intensive Dchchutes county Com-miinlty Chest campaign was near-Iiir completion today, wlih contribution coming In even before solicitor look the field. First run-tiltiuiltm tccoived wm a check for SUM. from Dip United Air linen, 11 wan announced (mm the campaign headquartent. In the Ilenil chamber o( commerce. Krnle Traxler In hemline up arrangements for Hie campaign, uniler supervision of Flmcr V. Ward, president ti( the Community Chest oi jianliji I lin. Tinxlcr announced today that the three local service club, the Kiwiinlans, l.loim nnd Itoinriaiui. are naming cumpaign team, lien Fanning I In charge (or the Kiwanluns, George J. Child for the Lion nnd Nelson Lclnml for the Ho-turlans. It wan nnnoiinced that an unsolicited check (or JIM had been received. This check, donor o( which will be listed later.-was received following the announce-inent In 'Hie Bulletin yesterday of plan for the campaign. The county quota lias been placed at JHi,.'WS.5fi, approximately the mime as the revised quota of liMK. Clvle, fraternal nnd service groups are to cooperate In the 1(119 county chest campaign. P. M. Monk la heading up (he campaign work In Redmond. lender have also been named (or the various communities In the county. W11.I. (il'I'I'V HIES New York. Sept. 20 - Will fiuppy, C5, author and humorist, died yesterday at St. Vincent', hospital utter an Illness o( several years. Guppy, n native o( Auburn. Intl., wrote a weekly column of reviews o( detective and western novels (or the New York Herald Tribune. He was author of clghl books Including the bestseller "How to Tell Your Friends From Apes' and many magazine articles. Program for Employment OF Handicapped Discussed Representatives of a trl counly committee, headed by W. J. Uaer. Hend. met here lost night to outline plans for effective observance of Physically Handicapped week, by obtaining gainful employment for some 50 persons In the mid-state counties. The meeting of the committee was held In the Deschutes county assembly room. Crook, Jefferson nnd Deschutes counties were represented. In Oregon and throughout the United States, Physically Handicapped week will be- observed from October 2 to 8. It will be the fifth national observance of the week, set aside "In order to focus the attention of employers, organized labor nnd all public and private agencies, organizations and officials on the (net that It Is good business to hire the handicapped." IJnlf Are Veterans II was estimated that about hnlf of the listed physically disabled In the thrcc-counly area are veterans. A suggest Ion made by C, L, McAllister, liend, a member of the committee, that the employment serviea Hat for publication the physically handicapped and their qualifications, was endorsed by the general committee. Numbers, instead of names, will he used, and the ngc, abilities, training and experience of each person will be presented briefly, for the guidance of prospective employers, Principal speakers at last dollar markets. Tin Mwirl of developments! from the devaluation of the pound found the Inborito gw-1 ernmi'tit fitcitiK a I'otnbitu'd Killt leal -economic crisis. I'llme minister Clement Ad lee prepared to reconvene paillainent next i week to dette the devaluation ami perhaps to vote on Its coiill-1 deni-e In the government. Others I nil In Line The Netherlands and Poland (ell In-line with the more than a score of countries which had re. adjusted their currencies. The Dutch set a new rale of exchange of 3.HO guilders to the dollar, against the old rate of 2 Ik"). The second country lieyond the iron curtain to react to the devaluation. Poland set a new rate of 1.117 zlotys per pound. The old rate was l.liOH zlotys. Czechoslovakia had taken similar action. 'the trade figures (or August, traditional holiday month, continued black. Britain's adverse balance rose to Mi,700,000 Kiunds 18.200,000 above July and 4.500,. (XX) uIkao June. The major objective of the devaluation at the pound from $4.03 lo S2.H0 was to stimulate exports and reverse the downward trend which has liccn going on (or months. The drop In exports was aggravated, as It had been (nr mouths, by rising Imports, in August imports amounted to 'iiHi.oiXI.(XX) pounds, an Increase of 13,(itX),nixi pound over July ami C.itXl.OOO i ikhiikIs more than in June. More Austerity Sir Stafford Cripps, the per-jollification of Britain's post war austerity, will start his economy In government campaign at once. Cuts In administrative expenses will Ik- put into effect as soon as possible, In line with the new belt tightening sparked by the devaluation move. The devaluation upheaval was j leveling off otter reaching both i into me iNortn American oonar aiva and behind the iron curtain. Canada cut her doUar lOier cent. Czechoslovakia cut her crown 30 per rent In relation to the pound, hut led It unchanged at fit) cents to the dollar. More than a score o( countries had devalued their currencies or ! adjusted them in some way to the trend set by the reduction of the pound (rum $4.02 to 2.88. To Seek Own Uvet France put the frnne loose to seek its own level on the free (Continued on Page 5) night's meeting we're Clark Price, manager of the Oregon slate employment service in Bend, and Chase E. St. Clair, veterans employment representative -on the state body. Present for the conference, held preliminary toi observance of the week were the following: Those Present Walter Skinner, sales manager Ochoco Lumber Co., Prinevllle: Albert Young, representing Clarence Rrlggs, A.F.I... Hend; L. E. Devereaux, representing W. H. Myers, The Shevlin llixon Company. Hend; Hen Hamilton, president Ucnd Kiwnnls club; Ray Cooper, veterans' service officer. Hend; Joe Joseph, Madras chamber of commerce; Carl Rhoda, Madras union high school superintendent. Ray Curtis, commander V.F. W.; C. F. Clark, manager Inland Theaters, Bend; M. R. Billings, Hend Hulletin; Mary Brown, co-publisher Redmond Spokesman; Phil F. Brogan, Bend Bulletin; it. 1C. Jewell, Bend high school principal; Seaton H. Smith, Bend, member of general committee; D. ft. Williams, Brooks-Scanlon. Inc.; C. L. McAllister, publisher Bend Pilot; Myron W. Klose, com-mnnder D.A.V., Bend; Wilfred A. Fordhntn, C.I.O., Bend; Al Ry-man, commander American Legion, Bend; Baer, St. Clair nnd Price, Bend College ft 4 Student No. 100 to register in Central Oregon college here yesterday afternoon wus Margaret (Juddat, daughter o( Mrs. Esther K. Cuddal, o( Crescent and a graduate from Gilchrist high school with the class of 1949. Miss (;uddal' will "commute" In attending the Hend college, spending the week here and returning lo her home at Crescent over the week end. Assisting Miss Guddat regis- : ter is James W. Uusiiung, city superintendent of schools. Miss Cuddat is taking Knglish comjmsitlon, freshman mathematics, constructive accounting and sociology. Central Oregon College Registration Now Totals 107 Knrollment at central Oregon's community junior college in Ucnd today reached the 107 mark, according to an announcement by the colh-jfc program coordinator, Howard M. Nichol.Hon. Students and faculty alike made prepnrationsfor the opening claaa at 5 :;i this eVening. Among the 107 students there are 2fl veterans who will attend school under the G.I. bill of rights. The majority of students are from the Bend area , with representation also from Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, Crescent nnd Warm Springs. On hand today to begin instruction at the school are Dr. Caroline Brady and Ruth Winchell. who, with two other faculty members, will alternate the teaching of classes here and at Klamtttlr Falls, where tile state's other community college is located. Schedule Kxplnlned Tomorrow, Dr. F. Eugene Mel-tier nnd Harold Palmer will arrive in Bend to take over classes for the next two days. The schedule caHs for the Matter two to hold classes every week on Wednesday and Thursday nnd Dr. Brady anil Ruth Winchell will be in charge of Instruction here for the first two days of each week. No classes ore to be conducted Friday or Saturday. The opening of classes today In the central Oregon school will mark the first time In history that college education has been offered In the area. Students at tending the school will receive their first two years of college education at a cost estimated at (Continued on Page 5) Moronic Death Toll Increasing Toronto, Sept. 20 ! The known death toll In the Noronlc disaster rose steadily today as searchers recovered additional bodies (ram the lake steamer's Interior. Seared remains of seven more persons were found, raising the total to 127. Only 54 of the bodies have been identified. Still unaccounted for were 153 persons, Coroner Herbert Landsborough said. It was believed that most of them had survived the disaster and had gone to their homes without reporting to authorities. So far, 405 passengers and crewmen have reported that they were snfe. The Noronlc listed 685 persons nbonrd when she burned. The Red Cross Issued another pica today fur nil survivors of the tragedy who have returned to their homes to help In determining the exncl number of victims. They asked all passengers who had not reported to do so immediately. , It was believed that most of the bodies had been recovered from the ship itself, but some pnssengcrs were feared drowned after leaping into the chilly lake when flames roared 100 feet into the air and consumed the Noronlc In less than 15 minutes. Student No. 100 I;.- V;; i ii Bend Skyliners Plan Work Day At Playground Plans for the coming winter; sports season were discussed at; iength last night at a meeting of: the executive committee of the! Skyliners, local ski group. Particular Interest was centered about the work day scheduled for this week end. Plans have been made to add a new tow at the playground, ten miles west ol town on the road to Tumalo fails. I The new tow will be placed on the main hill, Increasing the effi ciency of the service to skiers. Skyliners report. The old tow will be moved down the hiil and wiii run from the road up the base of the big hill. The lower tow will make it possible for beginning skiers to make use of the easier slopes located between the main hill and the road. A iarge turnout of Skyliners is anticipated for the work day, and any new skiers or prospective members are urged to help out. Extensive clearing and brush-ing projects have been planned lo improve the playground. With assurance that the road to the area will be kept open, local skiers will have available a fine play area practically In their back yard, Skyliners say. The forest service Is cooperating In supplying work equipment for the project. Persons planning to participate are urged .to bring axes, grubbing hoes and brush hooks. Those unabie to bring tools will find equipment ready for them to use. It Is planned to serve coffee and pop to supplement the workers' lunches. The work day will start at 9 a.m., September 25. Transportation will be arranged for those who do not have their own cars. - Light Vote Noted In Referendum The number of votes cast in the soil conservation district referendum today in the southern part of Deschutes county were reported light early in the after noon, but a heavy evening vote was expected. Farmers owning more than 10 acres are voting on the propositi that all of Deschutes county be included in the Mid-state Soii Conservation district, which now embraces the north part of the county and the Aifai (a area. Polls will remain open tonight until 10 p.m. To carry, the proposal will re quire 262 votes, It was reported (torn the county agent's office in Kcctmond today. U.N. AssemblylSor'Yso Expl?!n.s Hon I. . ' Potato Commission Setup meeiS, CieCfS New Leader By Bruce W. Munn - IllniUil ,1'rw Huff CvrrpurMlfitl Flushing, N. Y.. Sept. 20 OH Hrlg.-;en. Carlos P. Romulo, L'hil-ipiue war hero and outstanding iokpsniBn for the smaller powers, was elected president of the (ourth general assembly of the United Nations at Its opening ses-tion today. Romulo received 53 votes in the secret ballot cast by delegates from the 59 UN tnember-nutions. rorelgn Minister Vladimir dementis of Czechoslovakia received five votes. One ballot was declar ed invalid Romulo accepted the gave! from Australian ambassador Nor man J. O. Makin who presided in the absence of Australian foreign minister Herbert V, Evatt, presi dent of the third assembly. He ex pressed confidence that the threat of war had abated since the as sembly last met in April. , Turning Point Seen m.u ...... .!.. kn Da,t W.ln cldes with a turning point In post-! International relations., stacle,h,o world peace remain, tel?""!' danger of a new war which over- shadowed our deliberations in Paris a year ago has greatiy abated. "We must press this advantage nd move boldly forward in the spirit of the Mexican resolution approved unanimously last year, which pledged the powers to the peaceful settlement of their disputes." Romulo noted that thf last ses sion of the assembly had become known as "the human i rights., as. sembly" because of its aehieve- I hope that this session wilt earn for Itself the title, 'the peace assemDiy, ne saio. ! Romulo spoke less than three minutes. He Immediately adjourned the assembly for the election of chairmen of its main committees. Lester B. Pearson, Canadian minister of exteraai affairs, was elected chairman of the important political committee. The session opened with a tribute fj;om Evatt ;o the United Nations as "the supreme organiza- (Continued on Page 5) Gold Smuggling Ring Charged Los Angeles, Sept. 20 tiff Federal secret service agents today accused six men and two women, who assertedly possessed J48.000 of Illegal gold, of being members of nn international ring that smuggled gold into this country from Mexico. h In a raid on the Pasadena home of Everett David Grose, 63, federal agents iast night confiscated 1,000 ounces ot gold. Grose. Dr. Mark Ellsworth Roby, 57, San Diego, Calif., a: dentist; his wife, Jane, 51; Clarence Blazier, 72; Frederick Stephen Kearney, 53; painting contractor Horace Newy, 46, all of San Diego; and Guy William Bates, 51, and his wife, Eva. of Nogales, Ariz., were arrested. They were accused of conspiracy, in connection with hoarding and profiting in gold. Through the heip of Louis Har-rison, a dealer ip mining and as-saying equipment, the government agents had kept watch on the eight. Harrison said he was approached several months ago by a man who offered to sell illegal gold. Pretending Interest, he Informed authorities and yesterday said he was told "the stuff is ready." Pose As Buyers He went to Grose's home, accompanied by Jour government men posing as buyers. The gold, for which the group was assertedly asking $50 an ounce, was piled on a table. Federal authorities believed the eight are members of a gang operating In the United States Canada and Mexico. Blazier, who operated a gaw-biing ship off Long Beach untli Closed down by the government in 1928, denied he and Newby were involved in smuggling. "We are victims of circumstances," he claimed. "We don't know anything about any Illegal gold. We'll be cleared when the facts come out." Secret service agents reportedly accompanied by Mrs. Roby were to search Dr. Roby's home In San Diego, ln Uons Club Address Today Oregon's potato industry, in ! of Deschutes, ("rook and Jefferson have a vital interest, re ceived the spoujjffli at today s meeting of the Lions' club with Bert Davidson, Oregon potato commission administrator, as speaker. The meeting was in the Fine Tavern. Davidson, whose state headquarters are in Redmond, touched on features of the potato commission measure passed by ; the 194D legislature, outlined Business Hit Low in July, Now Better Seattle, Sept. 20 HP Business in the United Staes hit its low point in July and is now on the upswing. Gwilym A. Price, presi dent of the Westinghouse Electric corporation, said here today. He said the new surge in busi ness could be attributed to price reductions, the easing of governmental credit restrictions and a renewed optimism oi the con sumer who rightfully saw that prices had finally reached the low level and quit reading about tn-ja dustrlal layoffs. "Our billings for the first eight r"ihS, i 9 IZi LT'S : rli Jli j . ' but that eao was narrowed In the i "ZZ.T """X ,."i month with a sharp upswing &s various companies took their an nual inventories. Appliance sales took an upswing in June and continue at a high level." He said ' Westinghouse had to add 1.000 more workers after the August vacation period. ' ' On devaluation of the English pound. Price said he thought It would temporarily , help Britain and would not greatly affect American . business. "But for i must work harder, modernize and ' . h . ; . plow more profits back into in H..frv h ih " Oregon City Man Held in Shooting Oregon City, Sept. 20 lf A brooding, 63-year-old retired machinist said he walked into his sister-in-law's home and shot her "because she was trying to break up my marriage and steal my antiques," police revealed today. Cornelius Joseph Owley, nicked in the ear by birdshot, surrendered to state troopers at a road block near Clackamas river beach iast night, 30 minutes after Mrs. Amy Wheeler, 52. Carver, antique shop operator, was taken to Oregon City hospital with a "very critical" chest wound. Clackamas county district at torney Leonard Lindas said Owley admitted firing two shots at Mrs. Wheeler as she sat in her kitchen sanding an old wooden bowi. One of the .3 caliber slugs ripped through her chest and emerged under her right shoul der. Harry Wheeler, the victim's husband, said he was asleep in a summer cottage, 70 feet from the house, when shots and his wife's screams awakened him. Fire Returned He said he ran out of the cot tage and ducked as Owley fired two shots at him from the back porch. Wheeler picked up a shot gun in the cottage and followed the fleeing Owley. "I gave him both barrels but he was down the road a ways, he said. Wheeler found his wife bleeding and prostrate on the kitchen floor and ran for help. Owley said, "I walked down the road and sat in the brush to cool off. I waited. I saw ambulances and police cars go by. I decided to give myself up." Owley was arraigned on a charge ol assault wish intent to kill and held on $25,000 bail. Attendants at Oregon City hospital said Mrs. Wheeler rallied from shock after plasma transfusions but suffered a relapse afterward. While still conscious last night she recognized Owley as "the man who shot me," after he was led into her hospital room. "I wish I had killed them both," Owley was quoted by state troopers as saying when he gave himself up. The gray-templed, blue-eyed machinist said he had brooded since a stroke a short time ago. He believed the Wheelers were "trying to break up his three-year-old marriage to Mrs. Wheeler's sister, Gladys. "They even started to move my antiques over to the shop," he said. which the mid-state counties plans for promotion of the industry and reviewed the national economic pk-tare as central Oregon prepares for the harvest of its largest crop of potatoes, planted on some 11,000 acres. Prices Ire fair. Davidson said. Distribution is good and, nation ally, the quality of potatoes is re ported excellent. The estimated potato production for 1949 has been placed at 363.000,000 bushels. m round figures. This is some 10.000.000 bushels under the 10-year average. Last year, the yieid was 445.000.000 million bushels. Created by Legislature Oregon's potato commission was created, under provisions of bill introduced by James F. Short, Deschutes county repre- sentative from Redmond, because ine inausiry was sick, uaviuson -said. One of the reasons the indus try was in a bad way was overproduction, the administrator added. Distribution might also have been a factor. Other factors also entered into the picture, Davidson Indicated. One of these was the development of refrigeration that provided fresh vegetables the year around, the speaker said. With an abundance of vegetables avail able, there has been a tendency on the part of housewives not. to use as many potatoes as m for mer years. i But. Davidson) stressed, potatoes remain an outstanding food, holding aii the elements and vitamins necessary lo sustain life and ranking second only to miik. One of the purposes of the new commission will be to promote the further use of potatoes, the speak er indicates. Research also Is planned by the commission. Labor camp and placements of men will be' sponsored, when such ef forts do not duplicate rnat I ex-; isiing agencies, such as the state j employment service. i Financed by Tax Davidson stressed that the; work of the commission 1s not; being handled by a new state tax. but a tax of a 1 Vi cents a bushels to be paid by growers. The com. mission, now consisting of four persons, is to remain small. Mentioning research that is in the offing. Davidson said Oregon is now producing the best potatoes that can be grown in any cart of the country. In preface to his talk, Davidson touched on the history of potato developments, from the time explorers found the tubers growing in Peru to the present. Davidson was Introduced by-Claire Douglas. James W. Bush-ong presided at the meeting. Two members, Frank- Blake and Ralph Baker, were inducted into membershio. with W. L. Van Alien and Dr. M. S. MeXenney in charge. 3 DIE IN BLAST Fort Worth, Tex., Sent. 20 IPV- An explosion at the Hodge station refinery of Magnolia Petroleum Co., here todav killed three persons and injured at least nine omers. , Three charred bodies were found in the wreckage by firemen, but none was identified im mediately. Small City Construction Costs Believed Stabilized (By United Frm Prices for new homes in small cities will show little change in the foreseeable future, contractors said today. This was the concensus in a survey of buiidins? costs in 2i towns" wittiin the 10,000 to 25,000 population bracket. The spot check, made by United Press, indicated that prices vary largely because of local conditions, but that in general they follow the trend of building costs in bigger cities. For the 21 towns, the average price of a five-room frame house, without a lot, was $8,957. A previous survey of larger cities put the average price at 59,099. The highest average price reported in the small city survey was $12,000, by contractors at Waukesha. Wis., and Annanolls, Md. The lowest was $7,000, at Belleville, 111., and in southern California towns. Stabilization Seen At the two extremes, both No Progress Made in Steel Negotiations (By VnM Prnw) Appeals to coal miners and conferences among employers, steel and auto workers failed today ta check the labor-management disputes that may idle more than 2,006,000 persons within three weeks. John L. Lewis' 486,000 United Mine workers already were off the Job, with coal production stopped, railroads announced layoffs, started or In' prospect, for 28.000 employes. The coal miners left their jobs because- of failure of southern operators to make oayments to the miners pension fund. Operators of the east's anthracite mines appealed is Lewis to order their workers back, saying that the mine owners had been making payments regularly. Other northern coal operators pointed out that they likewise had been paying on schedule. Southern operators met at Bluefield, W.Va., but Lewis was not expected to meet with them and there was little hope that the meeting would accomplish anything. Mills May Close Steel mills were preparing to bank their fires against a shutdown at midnight Saturday. CIO President Phil Murray said ms 1.000,000 steelworkers will strike then unless steel firms agree to pension demands. For the second day, federal mediation director Cyrus Chlng met with steel and union repre sentatives in Washington, but reported no progress toward a settlement. Chine said efforts would eontinu. " White house Intervention was not predicted Immediately- - At Detroit, Ford Motor company resumed negotiations with the CIO United Auto workers, who have informed Ford that they will strike Seetember 29 unless thev get a SiOO-a-rriomh company financed pension. A Ford walkout would idle 115.- 000 workers. At Edgewater, NJ 2200 emcloves quit work at a Ford plant yesterday In a wildcat strike, but returned to work to day. The CIO-UAW also was on strike at the Niagara Falls, N.Yi, Bell Aircraft plant, where a 15-week walkout of 1,703 members, seeking a fourth-round wage increase, has been marked by occasional violence. Stagnation Looms Throughout the land, a slow freeze hit production as firms put out stop orders while assessing their supplies of fuel and raw material in the light of actual or threatened strikes as labor opened up an all-out fight for fourth-round wage boost3 and welfare benefits. If the sieeiworiwrt; joia the miners, nearly 1,500,000 workers would be off the job by Slondav. A Ford strike would boost tine total to 1,615,000 four dfivs later. From there, the total Idle would snowball as plants shut down for lack of materials. Bv midnight last night, railroads began announcing lay-offs in maintenance shops or on trains operating in the coalfields. Negotiations to settle tfce 12-day-oid strike that halted trains on the Missouri'Pacifie railroad were deadlocked. . Belleville and Waukesha both are mldwestern Industrial towns, near the larger centers of St. Louis and MilwauV wltis populations exceeding 20,060. Some contractors believed prices might go stiil higher, while others said there mlhl be slight reductions. None foresaw any appreciable change .believing that costs have stabilized at their present peaks. At, Belleville, contractors snld the principal saving in small city construction is In lower labor costs, But in Nebraska, small city home-builders said these savings often are balanced by higiser material sosts, due to less competition among sunoilers. Southern California contractors said thev anticipate a slight Increase due to greater building activity. In Aberdeen, Wash., contractors said only a two per cent drop is In prospect at best. Prices there already are down slightly from a few months ago.

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