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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1923
limit '‘because of the few who , would the tourist do when taken
would take advantage of the lack in for driving at a reckless speed
of a limit.” I will venture to say and informed that he could not for
there arc few if any who have a year operate a car in Oregon.
Bode & Smith—_________Publishers been driving for a considerable Surely he could reasonably expect
Elbert Bede_________________ Editor length of timo that do not at the citizens of Oregon to petition
times exceed the speed limit and the legislature to do away with such
A first-clam publication entered at many of them to the limit of the a fool law. Traffic officers some
Cottage Grove a» second-class matter car’s capacity. If a speed limit pre times make errors and a tourist
vented thia your argument would be might justly claim that he was be
BuBiuetM» Office_____55 North Sixth good but it doesn’t. The point I ing mistreated, especially if he saw
make is, it makes no difference how some local speed demon get away
fast one drives when there is I no with a worse offense.
Ono year___*2.25 I Three months 65c one to kill but himself. One ’ who
Then it might happen that the
Hix months.. 1.15 I Single copy— 5c does not know when to drive fast tourist was a habitual offender in
and when to drive slow, or i how his own state, but this would be his
fast to drive, should not o» per first offense in Oregon. He then
National Editorial Association
on the road with a car, and would get a less penalty than that
Oregon State Editorial Association
the next legislature will elirn
meted out to a resident of the state.
Oregon Newspaper Conference
lai ne County Publishers ’ Association inate the speed limit and then pro The Sentinel continues to believo
vide that everyone wlp> is caught that the resident here who Bpends
FRIDAY, ALGL'ST 3, 1925
driving in a reckless manner with his dollars with us year in and year
out regard for the rights of others out is entitled to equally as fair
shall, for the first offense, lose his trentment as tho tourist who may
KEM AGAIN ON TRAFFIC
driver’s license for one year and merely pass through our city or at
for the second offenso shall lose it best visits us but infrequently.
for all time, we would see in a
Tho Sentinel doubts if permanent
In camp near Bandon, July 24.— short time an improvement in driv suspension
of drivers’ licenses would
(To the Editor.)—Am pleased to ing that would be worth while. be constitutional, but there seems to
thut The Sentinel agrees
with The same evidence that would con
my traffic letter with the exception vict one of exceeding the speed bo a remedy that has apparently
of two or three statement« which limit would convict him of reckless proved efficacious elsewhere, if
the people of the state wish to ap
Included in this sale of waists for women are cotton wash
it seeka to correct and which we driving.
O. M. KEM.
ply it. Put the reckless driver in
are pleased to stand corrected on
P. 8.—I haven’t caught that whale jail. Wo have talked to a number
of pongette, linweave, voile, etc., and silk pongee, crepe
to any extent in which we are yet but I’m going to.
O. M. K.
of tourists who say that there arc
wrong, and I am indeed pleased to
anil satin materials. Some of the styles are ruffle trimmed,
very few reckless drivers in Santa
note that our mayor and councilmen
Editorial noto.—Theoretically it is
are not responsible for that fool a very simple ¡natter to fix the Ana county, Calif. Tho judge there
others trimmed with lace and embroider«! either in sell-color
sign at the school house, and that traffic laws in such n way as to do does not fine ’em. Nothing but jail
or contrasting color threads. The styles include the ‘‘Jackett
aomo of our oxecutive officers arc away with reck lean and careless driv
not guilty of maladministration of ing, but The Sentinel is quite cer county has had as its guests somt
overblousc in several designs as well. Note the reduced prices,
the law to the extent that some of tain that when Mr. Kem and the of tho famous movie stars and nt
least one millionaire sugar king.
the petition signors believed.
see the waists for yourself. Come today.
editor of The Sentinel are no longer
Tho Sentinel doos not know very
However, The Sentinel does not able to discuss the question it will
deny or undertake to explain away bo an even more lively subject than much about the circumstaucos of
tho corner cutting to which Mr. Kem
the charge that a traffic cop and now.
refers. We understand that the po
one of our city court« arrested and
We quite agree with Mr. Kem sition of tho court was that a car
fined a driver for cutting a corner that suspension of drivers’ licenses
including all waists including all waists including all waists
when he had to do so to savo life. for reckless and careless driving being operated where a crowd was
which formerly retailed which formerly retailed
I hope this charge can bo satisfac would help a great deal, but Mr.
at $4, $4.50.
at. $3, $3.50.
at $1.75, $1.95, $2.25.
at $1.25, $1.35, $1.50.
torily explained also; but, if it can Kem should bear in mind that such control that it would not have
not, then I say it is a foul blot on courts of the state have been fol been necessary to cut a corner to
the escutcheon of our civil law and lowing the practice of suspending avoid striking someone. Evon some
a travesty on justice, and both tho licenses for these offenses with no drivers who are not considered reck
court and the cop should bo fired appreciable effect upon the number less got into a pinch of this kind
bodily. Whether tho cop was a of reckless and careless drivers, before realizing tho danger. It must
state or county officer is beside The editor of The Sentinel was in be borne in mind in judging a case
of this kind that the next time
strumental in having two drivers ’ thero might be a car in the way
I am surprised to note that the licenses suspended,
ispended, but that did not coming from tho other direction.
school signs are placed by the state, euro even t_
those who were compelled
because they are not all alike and for a time to give up the pleasure Thon what would bo the conse-
quencos! The luw is designed
I am at an utter loss to know why of driving their cars.
take care of all contingencies which
this is so. The difference in these
This proposed euro also has the may arise, not of a particular in
signs naturally led mo to conclude
they were the result of city ordi disadvantage that many flagrant stance.
Cutting corners is not dangerous
nances and placed by order of the violators would get away even as
they do now while one driver who except when other traffic is in tho
council or school board.
Regular $2.50 styles now at....
However, as I have already said, seldom disobeyed the law might bo way, but we are quite certain that
Regular $3.25 styles now at....
all this is beside tho real question,
for the intent and purpose of my
Regular $3.75 styles now at....... .......... $3.19
corners onto Main street from any
letter was to call public attention the road in the rear.
Thon also what about the tour of tho streets leading into it.
to foolish laws foolishly enforced,
Regular $4.50 styles now at.......
We ngroe with Mr. Kem that it
regardless of who tho author or ex ist a I They are the ones who make
the most fuss about the enforce is foolish and ridiculous to enforce
ocutor might be.
You say we must have a speed ment of traffic regulations. What
that it is not being used by pupils
traffic regulations which are any
more severe than regulations apply
ing to other portions of the same
stroot. Wo would suggest that tho
school officials should have control
of traffic past school buildings anil
that the signs should be such ns
could be removed during tho time
school is not in session.
Wo would, however, call Mr.
Kern’s attention to tho fact that
many families living on south Fifth
street and north Ninth street have laws against murder, but murder
little children that may at any mo Ims uot been discontinued. Would
ment run out onto the highway and Mr. Kem lift tho restrictions upon
that such children are entitled ho murder and make the one murdered
protection. Wo do not believo that prove that the murderer was not
a speed of over 25 miles should be efficient in his methods of oper
permitted anywhere on those streets ating!
at any time and wo would much
Laws against robbery and murder
prefer to see it reduced to 20. At have been a protection to society,
tho time residents on these streets despite the fact that they have
objected to tho highway being eliminated neither. Lows against
routed that way the promise was speeding certninly also act as a
implied that the speed of cars would deterrent.
be strictly regulated. That promise
It seems from Mr. Kern’s letter
has not been kept.
that, despite his argument to tho
Mr. Kem and The Sentinel never contrary, he himself is not satisfied
will agree concerning a speed limit. to do away with a speed limit. In
It is not pertinent to this discus the closing paragraph ho states,
sion but it is a fact that the speed "The same evidence that would
limit is designed for the protection convict one of exceeding
of the roads, as well as for tho SPEED I -IM IT would convict him
protection of those using them. of reckless driving.” How is Mr.
Groat speed, especially with heavy Korn going to Jo away with the
loads, is said to raise tho very speed limit and at tho same timo
dickens with the roadbed.
use the speed limit to convict a
If Mr. Kom caa explain to us motor vehicle operator of reckless
how a traffic officer is going to driving! We are slightly puzzled
know how great a speed any par upon this point.
ticular can safely travel, or nay
particular driver safely drive, then
A Michigan town has passed an i
we may make some headway.
ordinance forbidding driving auto
Upon ono occasion ia might be mobiles for pleasure on Sunday. That
safe for a certain car to travel 50 exempts tho fellow who gets his
per pail >ood breakfast
niiles tho hour. Upon the next occa driving advice from tho back seat.
sion tho sumo car might have been —Eugene Register.
through an accident and might have
a fractured axle. With tho many
Governor Pierce probably pro
opportunities for cars to got onto poses to make his promised cut in
tho highway it could not be said taxes by lotting all tho prisoners
that at any time tho driver of a out of tho penitentiary, to tho end
2*0 pounds 1 ^referred Stock
car likely to go to pieces was en that all the employes may bo dis
dangering tho lives of none but charged and their salaries stopped.
himself. Seldom even is the driver
in tho car alone and his passengers
To introduce our best hard
are entitled to protection. Hus Mr.
Kent never ridden in a ear when
wheat flour—every sack guar
he wished tho driver would use
anteed ................ . ............. ........
this city, who died two weeks ago j
How is a traffic officer to know
when a driver ia competent to op for n month for medical treatment, I
erate a car at 50 miles an hour! was born in Cabel county, W. Va.,
Drivers take no examination to August 19, 1856. Ho was 68 years
prove their competency to perform and 11 months of ag«' at the time
a feat of that kind. Under ordinary of his death.
M.'. Stephenson married Miss Jo
conditions almost any driver with a
car easily capable of that speed sephine Williams nt Versailles, III.,
■night endanger no one. A traffic in 1876. To them were born four I
officer could detect nothing to in children, Clarence, of Ashby, Neb.: j
dicate that tho driver was__
not __ a Jerome, of Loa Angeles, Calif.; I
safe one. but what might happen in Mrs. Mabel Alstott, of Cottage
an emergency! Tho number who Grove, and Clifton, who died 11
might ordinarily safely operate a years ago. The wife died here.
Just a year before his death ho
ear at 50 miles, but who would go
to pieces in an emergency, is legion. was united in marriage with Mrs
Mary Baker, of this city, who sur ;
To bo quite frank, we have no vives.
wiah to operate a car upon high
Mr. Stephenson united with the [
ways where there ia no speed limit,
where wo have no recourse against Christian church in this city about
a year and a half ago. He earn«' to ,
Cottage Grove about four years ago I
la found in Red Rose Brand tec Cream becanm' it is
from Oshkosh, Neb., ami resided
speed ing here untjl going to the Wiltmer in- (
made of Cottage Grove cream you know there ia none
have not ent
speed stitute for treatment
indy eliminated wpeed-
better in the world which is given that smooth, velvety
ing. But ia that a good argument Mrs. Steph« u-on and Mrs. Al.tott, |
‘•feel” by being broken down through the homogenizing
why tho restriction should be who »tarte.l for his bedside upon [
proecM. Make certain the first time that you get Red
receiving word that h«' could not
For many years we have had laws recover, received lh«<____
news „ of ... bi«
Ros«' brand anil we are certain that you will be certain
against robbery, but robbery has death when thev reached Pocatello. !
to get that brand thereafter.
not cease«!. There are yet many Ida.
willing to risk their lives in mak
The funeral was held July 23 at ¡
ing a big haul. Would Mr. Kem Bingham, Neb., where interment ¡
lift the restrictions up«>n robbery was mad - beside th«' holies of the '
and make the one robbed prove that first wife and of tho son. Rev. E.
it was done in • — a reckless or
care- G. Larson, of Hyannis, Neb., had I
eharg«' of th«« service.
Krb M ost Vranb Art Crram
Krb Roar Uranb Muttrr
Ising before the present or grow
j ,nK generation was born, there wen«
Rubber alampa. The Sentinel If
A Weekly Newspaper With Plenty
Auguri Sale of Wash Dresses
When we say this is a seasonable sale of dresses and waists, we mean that the.* are the
cream of the season’s styles—in fact many of the styles were received in the lattci pai
of June and during July. Here are the comparative prices that indicate a real saxing.
Sale of Wash Waists
That Are Pretty
Sale of Tub Frocks in Pretty Ginghams
Staunch cloths whose crisp freshness promises cool wear ami
whose colors wash pretty as new. Priced too at decided savings
Do You Know
that we sell quality groceries at the lowest price and also give
you the benefit of a free deli very service anywhere in the city?
EXTRA SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Saturday, August 4
That Creamy Taste
—which urges you to have more
Kremmel’s Kream Loaf
Dotty Delight Cakes
Sally Ann Cookies
YOU WILT. FIND MANY MORE ARTICLES THAT ARE
REAL SAVINGS—SAVE MONEY ON YOUR GROCERIES
Cottage Grove Creamery
TRASK’S CASH GROCERY