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ON THE OREGON TRAIL
By CHARLES V. STANTON
' Symbol of the Opportunity Bond campaign now in prog
ress is the covered wagon the old prairie schooner of '49.
To perfect its symbolism, the pictured conveyance should
carry a slogan, "Oregon or Bust," across its forepeak, for
certainly the history of Oregon s settlement furnishes occa.
sion for an interesting tie-in with Savings Bonds and the
purpose for which their sale is encouraged.
We are told how, as wagon trains plodded their way across
the Great Plains, excited horsemen rode up with news of the
gold strike in California. The trains divided, some going to
California to seek sudden, easy wealth in the gold fields,
while others, refusing to be stampeded by the exciting news,
continued their way, despite its hardships, into Oregon.
What manner of men were these who resisted the tempta
tion to gamble for quick wealth? selecting instead a path
to hardship and continuing labor to carve homes from the
wilderness; facing unlimited toil, danger from Indians, pri
vation and virtually no expectation of ever experiencing
more than a bare existence.
The answer is obvious. It still exerts a powerful influence.
The men and women who followed the path to Oregon
instead of the route to California were lovers of the soil.
They were people who worshipped a home more than gold.
They were people who wanted the security afforded only by
land. People who preferred to leave to posterity good homes,
honorable names and an added heritage of courage, honesty,
Oregon was settled by cautious, conservative, honorable
people. They were neither gamblers nor chance-takers. They
had a purpose in mind and they clung tenaciously, against
strong temptation, to that purpose. They sought nothing ex
cept the fruits of honest toil. They did not flinch at hardship
nor privation. They asked only an opportunity through hard
work and fair dealing to build for themselves homes and
possessions which they might rightfully claim for their own
and pass on to their children. .
Their influence has long been felt, for Oregon still is
proud of its homes. Oregon still is conservative. In some
respects it is classed as backward in comparison with its
sister Btates, California and Washington, both children of
gold strikes. Where our sister states take the flashy, and
sometimes risky, course, Oregon plods conservatively, with
less thought for the artificial, the showy and the expedient,
and tending more toward home, school and church still an
agricultural state, lacking in industries and highways, but
strong on honesty, self-confidence and inner satisfaction.
The Cregonian has shown his qualities in his fierce loyalty.
In every war he has furnished more volunteers per capita
than has any other state. Oregon consistently held the per
capita bond sales leadership throughout the entire period of
the last war. Oregon's patriotism and love of country, stem
ming first from a love of home, have marked the state from
It is fitting then that the covered wagon of the Oppor
tunity Bond drive should bear the word "Oregon," for Sav
ings Bonds furnish the conservative and security trend in a
government of reckless spending, leftist tendencies and so
To people who love their homes and are willing to toil to
gain secure possession for themselves and their children
conservative minded people there exists no better method
of acquisition than that furnished through systematic pur
chase of Savings Bonds.
The characteristics of the enrly Oregon pioneer still are
abundant in the state, and the Blow, plodding and sometimes
difficult way to security still is evident in our methods. That
is why Oregon is a fertile field for Savings Bonds, the safest,
surest and most conservative of investments.
Oregon people today still reject the quick speculation, the
gamble for sudden wealth, in favor of the course that assures
better homes and secure futures.
The covered wagon is on the Oregon Trail.
Oregon Stockmen Urged To Hold
Line Against Govt. Regimentation
I ICR i w-.. ? . u' it . .
piPf By Viahnett S. Martin Kj
PENDLETON, May 18.-(.T)
An earnest plea to (jiPRon stock
men to "hold the line against
regimentation" marked the open
ing of the 3tith annual conven
tion of the Oregon Catlemen's
Association here yesterday.
Launching an attack on the
Brannan farm program. O. D.
Hotchklss, Burns, president of
the Association, said he does "not
see how we can have such a
plan without regimentation."
He said that details of th
program "still are obscure," but
explained It this way:
The farmer would sell beef
animals at regular market prices
set by the law of supply and
demand. As the meat supply In
creased, the housewife would pay
lesh for her steak at the corner
grocery. The farmers' Incomes
would be kept at a fall' level by
payments from general tax funds,
costing no more, according to
the plan's proponents, than the
present plan which keeps retail
prices artificially high.
Noting that government con
trols may be necessary to carry
out such a program, Hotchklss
asked the 500 stockmen: "Is this
"If we ever lose the thing we
call freedom," he declared, "It
will be when dependence is made
so attractive thai few can re
sist It. , . . Let the -government
slot, lining the strong. . . .
Unless someone starts holding
the line we'll all be eating out of
the hand of the government."
The Association president warn
ed cattlemen to watch closely
"the acquisition of lands by the
"I'nder more government con
trol," he warned, "there will be
less grazing for Individuals."
Britons Soon Able To Buy
4c Mort Meat Each Week
LONDON, May 17. t.P) An
announcement that Britons soon
will be able to buy about (our
cents worth more fresh meat
each week under their tiny ra
tions brought cheers In the House
of Commons Monday.
Food Minister Straehey said
the total ration would not he in
creasml hut, beginning May 22,
fresh meat would be substituted
for the two pence (about (our
cents! worth o( corned meat now
Issued as a part of the ration.
Hritnna are limited to one
shilling and one penny (about lit
cents) worth of meat a week,
about enough for one full meal.
Mrarney said stocks of fresh
meat had Increased sufficiently
for the government to permit
Dear Members of "The Mending
Basket Club" at Elgarose School:
The letter from you, written by
your president, Charlotte Sand,
gave me much pleasure; I was
leaving Just then for California
and had time only to tell you I
received It and would reply later;
I thought of you as the plane
The 4 H young people do such
fine work! Without a douht
your demonstration for the P.
T.A. on the 11th was a great
success. Thank you lor the in
vitation; maybe some day I can
visit your club.
Sometimes It seems It would
be nice to move our house, and
the big green maple umbrella
over It, and the 21 acres of woods
around It, all, farther south. This
summer I shall spend more time
In Hoseburg than convenient so
far; then perhaps I can meet all
of you. (Don't you have a little
snapshot you could send me?
The copy of the Elgarose Val
ley Times was of Interest; it
reminded me of the years when
our boys used to bring such
things home from school; I miss
them! The editorial on "Con
servation" was well done; so wasi
the feature story; and I noted
that a "Mending Basket Club"
girl will be featured "next time":
How nice It is that you can
learn to sew as you are doing!
I had no club to make fun of
sewing; so for years I firmly
believed I just "hated sewing."
If the stitches were not well done
the work was ripped and done
over and did I 'hate' that! But
It was much better for me than
to have been allowed to do slip
To be able to make your own
dresses and other things will be
just like having "money In the
bank"; a talent that will serve
you well whenever you have
need of It.. It will make a world
of difference In your lives If you
are 'handy with a needle.' The
mother who insists that her
daughter be able (whether she
has to do it or not) to "sew" Is
giving her daughter a treasure!
Thank you again for the letter
and paper; I enjoy your publicity
In the News-Review; this column
was complimented by your choice
of the name!
Yours very sincerely,
Ft. Worth Area;
FORT WORTH, Tex., May 18.
UP) Three persons were drown
ed, three more were missing,
and Fort Worth was without
drinking water Monday after
rains measuring above 12 inches
deluged this area.
The rampaging Trinity River
knocked out levees in four major
Damage from the waters of
Trinity's clear fork could not be
estimated. Shortly before noon
the river water was over Van
Zandt viaduct's west end, and
Paddock viaduct was closed to
Hundreds of families fled their
homes before dawn Tuesday aft
er the first of four major levee
breaks sent loudspeaker-equipped
police cars through Crestwood
and Linwood Additions. Evacua
tions had begun before midnight
in White settlement, Liberator
village and several other tribu
tary bottom sections. Rescues
were -made by boat, rope, a fire
department hook-and-ladder truck
Homes, ranging from shanties
to a six-room house, swept down
the river Tuesday morning to
smash into Van Zandt viaduct
on W. 7th, swirl under the par
tially flooded structure and
emerge on the north side re
duced to kindling. The concrete
bridge shook with the Impacts.
The flood raged 10 feet deep
at the west end. The Montgom
ery Ward building was reported
flooded past the first floor.
Control Of All Germany At Stake
In Biggest Battle Of Cold War
By DEVVITT MACKENZIE
AP Foreign Affairs Analyst
Under cover of the "peace" brought about by the lifting of the
Berlin blockades, the western allies and Russia arc preparing in
tensively for resumption of the Biggest Battle of the cold war
the struggle for control of Germany.
The conflict will be joined again
next Monday in Pails with re
sumption o( the Mlg Four foreign
ministers' council, (icrmnn lend
ers, anxious to see the Helen re
stored to its former prestige as
a great power, are weighing the
odds In the political gamble they
must take in pledging their cooperation.
The Western Democracies are
standing pat on carrying out their
program for creating a federal
republic comprising their three
zones of occupation. It is their
hope that Eastern Germany, now
under Soviet control, will Join
this federal government
West Prussia. This rich area was
given Warsaw In exchange for
the fi9,8G0 square miles of Eastern
Poland which was ceded to
In any event the Germans can't
play "neutral" successfully be
tween the East and the West.
They must pick and stick.
The Indications in Washington
are that U. S. Secretary of Slate
Acheson and his assistants will
want actions rather than words
as proof that Russia has under
gone any change of heart along
with the lifting of the blockade.
As a matter of fact William P.
Their aim is to create a strong
of ltVal Ku.; as a banr ! lt.'UKT"
Russia on the other hand Is
against a federal government.
She wants a unified country un
der a eentrali7ed government. She
Service Institute In the State De
partment, says the truce hasn't
li fted Moscow's aggressive
Maddox declares the threat will
"Mac" used before a proper
name means son."
repudiated aggression of all kinds
in per policies and actions and is
ready for genuine- cooperation
with all the United Nations.
tc the Editor
also calls for the withdrawal of 1 bp ""ed only when the Soviet has
allied troops of occupation.
Russian Scheme Evident
A Communist Germany In the
heart of Europe, adjoining the
Russian bloc on the East, would
Increase Moscow's strength im
mensely. That would to all In
tents put the Soviet right up
against Germany's Eastern bor
der. On the other side would lie
the nations belonging to the At
Taken at face value the Rus
sian attitude, regarding a unified
Germany nnd a withdrawal of
forces of occupation, undoubtedly
has attraction for some Germans.
However, the Gorman leaders as
a whole are said to recognize
fully the threat of communication
which they definitely don't
Germans Can't Be Neutral
Moreover, thev are not
looking that, on the Insistence
of Moscow, Poland was permitted
to annex ,')S.!Sti square miles com
prislnp the former Gorman prov
inces of Silesia. Pomeranla and
I never heard a more foolish
Idea. If I'd state I was going
to change Mt. Nebo, you natur
ally would think I should be
sent to Salem. Can you change
the time any more than you
could change the mountains,
over-1 tne streams of a country, or con
trol the rain? Will vou give It a
CHARLES E. THOMAS
4i0 S. Stephens St.
Striking British Coal
Miners Go Back To Pits
MANCHESTER, Eng., May 17.
(iV) Fifty-two thousand strik
ing Lancashire miners went back
to work Monday, ending a two-week-old
walkout that cost Bri
tain 50,000 tons of vitally needed
coal each day.
The wildcat strike, which at
tracted Communist cheers, began
May 7 over the miners' demand
for free or cheap coal for their
own use, such as is provided by
some other of Britain's national
Sixty-five Lancashire collieries
were Idled. Local officials of the
national union of mine workers
Saturday advised the men to re
turn to work pending negotia
tions expected to begin soon.
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
Three Foreign Consulates
In Barcelona Bombed
MADRID, May 17. VP)
Barcelona police were ordered to
round up all suspected Reds after
bombs damaged three Latin
American Consulates Sunday.
No one was hurt by the blasts
at the Bolivian. Brazilian and
Peruvian Consulates. The largest
liomh apparently was thrown at
the Peruvian Consulate, where a
plate glass window was shatter
ed. The explosions occurred
within a 10-minute period.
Police theorized the three Con
sulates were chosen because of
the activities of those nations in
sponsoring a resolution In the
United Nations Assembly calling
for a return of foreign ambassa
dors to Madrid.
news outlets of Eastern Germany
report a 60 percent turnout of
voters yesterday (Sunday) in the
first day of the two-day ballot
ing .. . by tonight (Monday) the
Communists predict there will be
a virtually solid 'Ja' (German for
'yes') for their list of people."
WONDERFUL, Isn't it?
A remarkable tribute to the
Communist way of life. A crush
ing defeat to all reactionaries.
Offhand, without going Into dry
details, one would say that In all
three countries Sunday's elections
constituted a MANDATE.
The mandate is obviously the
continuance of Communism.
SO much for the chip. But let's
turn it over to see it there
might be a bug under it.
This is the bug:
In Hungary, in Bulgaria and In
Eastern Germany, there was only
ONE TICKET OF CANDIDATES.
You could vote for that ticket.
Or you could leave li blank. Or
you could mess it up so that it
That's the way the Communists
BUT, you say, the voter DOES
have some sort of choice. By"
leaving his ballot blank, or by
messing it up, he can indicate his
displeasure with the system. If
ENOUGH people left their ballots
blank, or messed them up,
wouldn't it be an evidence of
displeasure with the existing
Wouldn't the manipulators of I
the regime be influenced by such
action ? i
WELL, it's this way: I
When you vote in such coun- j
tries, you don't know how many :
members of the secret police may
be looking down your neck when 1
you mark your ballot. You don't
know what will be done to you
if you MARK IT THE WRONG
WAY. You aren't exactly sure
what might happen to you (and
your family) if you merely stayed
away from the polls.
Under such circumstances,
you're inclined to figure that
maybe you'd better go along with
the crowd and do what you're
EXPECTED to do.
IN Communist - run countries
TOO MUCH POWER IS HELD
IN TOO FEW HANDS. When too
much power is held in too few
hands, the liberties of the people
fly out o.' the window.
If the time ever comes In our
own country when too much
power Is held in too few hands
too long the liberties of the peo
ple will fly out of the window
and it will become unsafe to vote
the wrong way.
I don't think that time ever will
come. But If it ever does, LOOK
Getting too much power Into
too few hands and leaving it there
too long is the historic way to kill
the liberties of the people.
Three Burned When Wax
Explodes, Catches Fire
TILLAMOOK, Ore., Mav 18.
CP) The wife of a former dis
trict attorney, her mother and
a man who tried to aid them
are in a hospital here for treat
ment of burns caused by explod
ing wax that caught fire.
Mrs. Warren McMinnlmee. the
wife of the ex-county prosecutor,
was burned about the face and
arms when she slipped and fell
into the flaming wax while rush
ing to aid her mother, Mrs.
Brown. The older woman had
mistakenly turned on a kitchen
stove unit under the can of wax.
Floyd Funker also fell to the
floor and was burned getting
the two women out of the kitch
If you do not receive
your Newa-Review by
6:15 P. M. call Mr.
Waters before 7:00
8AFEWAY TO BUILD
OREGON CITY Ore., May 18.
(JP Safeway Stores plan their
largest store in the Oregon-Southwest
Washington District. Con
struction of a 75 to 145-foot build
ing is planned for main street
TO GET CHfCH Off
TO A QUC-T 5 T4 Jt T
Phone 100 0uflF"dS"d
Short and Burke Sta.
For All Purposes
Plate, Crystal, Window, Mirrors
Coen Supply Company
For An Estimate
Everything For The Builder
Phone 121 Floed & Mill Sts.
Arc and acetylene is at your command
anytime, any place. Years of experience
in heavy-duty welding.
HARRY F. DRULINER
We Have a New
"Concrete for Every Need"
Youth Rescued After
Wandering In Desert
AJO, Ariz., May 18 UP) Tired
and thirsty, but otherwise un
harmed, 9-year-old Albert Merle
Jr., of A jo, was found Tuesday
after being lost on the desert
A mounted posse from Gila
Bend reached the boy shortly
after daybreak. He was about 12
miles south of the prospecting
camp from which he had wan
dered Sunday while his parents
went to get their car.
The boy said he had broken
open a barrel cactus for water
and had eaten solidified sap of
mesqulte trees. He told of hiding
from ferocious javelinas (wild
-Well make your old car
(shine like new with one of
" ' our deluxe paint jobs.
1st Special Budget Vote I HANSEN I
TRINEVILLE. Ore.. Mav IS. I ---'
(.T Crook County may hold Its
first special budget vote in history
The county court has proposed
a budget $11,574 in excess of the
fi percent limitation. The total
If the budget Is approved at
a final hearing June 10, a ballot
ing date for later In the month
will be set by the County Court.
In addition the budget board
is recommending a vote on a
special levy of S15.(XX for each
of three vonr to rai.w S-l.Vnnn for
a hospital here. bjjbj ajajaj ajajaj ajajj BJJBJ
loak 4 Stephens
FROM THE NEWS OF
50 YEARS AGO
"3,. iPni..-- fn. '- ''
. -p. ;
August 10, 1898
Any old timers recall that particular 1898 Incident? When a
burglar atrikes It COULD be your home and your lots might
exceed the $6.50 and gold stud the '98'er mad away with.
It's a good reminder to keep doori and windows locked not to
leave valuables lying around, isn't it? Furthermore you should,
by all meant, have your valuables intured. Not Just jewelry,
either. How about your rifle, fishing rodt, valuable bedtpreads,
phonograph reeords . . . anything that would be exceedingly
hard to replace?
A small premium can insure your precious or hard-to-replace
Items. Why not ask us about tuch a policy?
It Pays to Insure in Sure Insurance!
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