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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1924
(tuttagr (Grove Sentinel
witnesses—came up from Eugene, that he was explaining hi» side of
looked around a few minutes, saw my (the Turner) damage suit in
A Weekly Newspaper With Plenty
about one tenth of my place and self defense because Mr. Sharp's
qualified to testify this. Corne, now, swearing that the damage was $3000
Bede, if you are so familiar with made him out a liar and perjurer.
Bede & Smith-.
the records of the trial, why don’t
Now, doesn’t it seem strange to
you tell your readers what my place you that over three years have gone
was worth at time of trial? You by before Mr. Woodard realized
A first-class publication entered at
Cottage Grove as second-class matter
would have done this before now if that his honor had been hurt and
you had ever seen the records. Now, burst into print to protect it! (You
Business Office------- 55 North 8ixt.K
Bede, you can consult some of those know his name, evidence or honor
prominent witnesses that you men has never been referred to in the
and find out what the valua controversy between Elbert Bede
One year__ $2.25 I Three mouths 65c
tion of my place was at time of and myself.) Doesn’t it seem strange
Six months- 1.15 | Single copy— 5c
trial and call it record stuff. As to that Mr. Woodard, who has a saw
the present valuation of my place, mill and timber interests, didn’t
National Editorial Association
see A. L. Woodard as he has vol know his honor had been hurt by
Oregon btate Editorial Association
unteered to set the valuation on my Sharp’s testimony until more than
Oregon Newspaper Conference
property. I want the assessor to three years later when Sharp helped
Lane County Publishers ’ Association
consult A. L. after this, too, so I to launch a timber cruise!
can save about three-fourths of the
This new information bureau of
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1UZ4.
taxes I am now paying. I shall say,1 Bede’s seems, also, to be very badly
since you want to know, that my in need of a dose of truth serum.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROADS.
The Bhoridan Sun is to be more place has never been listed with a In replying, I shall refer to Mr.
than complimented upon a splendid real estate agent, has not been of Woodard as “A. L.” but I want to
The Sentinel ha» heard so much booster edition which it published fered for sale for over twenty address some of my remarks to the
about the expense of education, es under date of April 24. Sheridan is. years, and is not for sale today, not public so they won’t fall on deaf
pecially about the drain of the not a large city and publishing a because of the productiveness of it ears.
treasury by the demands of higher bulky special edition must have or because the highway runs under
Now, A. L., are you trying to
education, that we are somewhat taxed the capacity of the newspaper iny barn, but for reasons best belittle me! What harm did I ever
astounded by the statement that the plant and the energies of those who known to myself.
do you or any other man! Did you
annual income from state tuxes for edited
As to those statements to which ever come to my place, look over
the edition. Sheridan is pic
the support of the University of tured as a favored spot for the I asked you to testify, I knew you my barn, the corral north of the
Oregon is only $818,820. It so hap prospective settler and any contem could not do that and I had your barn, and the road that I had to
pens that this amount is almost plating coming to' Oregon who get reply ready before you made it. build to it before the cut for the
identical with the amount winch a. copy of this issue of The Sun cer You will recall that, in my first highway was made! Did you even
Lane county paid last year for the tainly will get the idea that if all reply, I asked you to go to Eugene know I had a road to my barn that
building and repair of roads and residents of Sboridan are as alive and get record proof for your state cost me $350 that was destroyed!
bridges—and there are many who as
the publisher of its newspaper ments, but, since you fail to make Did you even know that tho high
maintain that this great sum of the city must have done away with correct statements and are still ask way took two of my cherry trees
money was wisely and economically cemeteries.
ing for information that is in the that were alone easily worth the
records, doesn *t it look like you $50 you would allow! Well, A. L.,
It is not our purpose to here dis
know nothing about them?
I understand you were down looking
cuss the wisdom of our road ex
I just want to say, Bede, that over my place tho other day to find
penditures, but it strikes us that
you have the hardest battery to something to tell. Do things look
if one county of the state can spend
silence that I have ever butted up any better now since I have done
$820,000 in a year upon its roads,
against, though you seem to have about $400 worth of work on slide,
the whole state of Oregon is not
your guns so badly arranged that lince, road to barn, etc., since the
. can’ * t do
’ any- your shots are ineffective and all trial!
overdoing things to spend $828,000 I lucky stars. They
in making men and women, the . thing without having it misunder- we have to fear is the noise and
Now, A. L., you say you can
greatest asset which any state can ! stood.
smoko from them.
build a new barn like mino for
For example, a few days ago a
have, without whom our roads (
You also tell the readers of the $150. I will be glad to pay you
display advertisement appeared in Sentinel that I butted in or I the $150 for the same amount and
would bo useless.
The $5,000,000 gift campaign of a Eugene paper notifying all road would not have been dragged in by same grade
lumber as is in my
the University of Oregon, now in i superivsors of the county to be you. I am willing to leave it to I urn, together with the nails and
progress, should have a direct ap
the readers as to who butted in— shingles, and I will build the barn
peal to all citizens who believe that ately after the first rain.
you will remember that the extent n yself. Our local insurance man,
higher education promotes a sounder
of my butting in, in the beginning accompanied by the special inspec
citizenship and a happier state. thing to do. Newspaper advertising was this: I asked for space for a tor for his company, visited my
Pride in Oregon should not be the
short article in which I expressed place about six weeks ago and in
only motive which prompts partici ple, but that idear seems to have it ns my opinion that I could see sured my “old barn” for $600,
pation in the generous project for just recently percolated into the benefits for the big timber inter which they estimate ns two-thirds
improved facilities at the univer minds of the county commissioners. ests back of District Attorney John valuation. Quite a difference, A. L.,
sity, Faith in Oregon must also b-* Possibly they have learned that st on’s desire to have Commissioners between your valuation and their
manifest. To have faith in the folks are reading the things that Sharp and Roney and Assessor valuation but there was no Bede
state’s institutions of learning, and are being printed in the newspapers. Keeney resign; that the object of smoke in the canyon when the in-
Io support that faith, is to insure
This being the first time that Johnston’s move was to destroy the surance men were here. Another
the future agains ignorance and the commissioners have ever used effectiveness of the timber cruise. thing, A. L., you quote prices of
newspaper advertising to send word I made no personal mention of Mr. land. Does it make any difference
Within the past ton years enroll to their supervisors, the curiosity of Sharp. I think a lot of the timber whether or not land is good for
ment nt the university has more tho taxpayers has been aroused. cruise, but, for some reason, it farming if it is the land that Is
than trebled. This attests the nor Some have made tho unkindly com seems to be a tender spot with under your buildings? Would you
mal growth of the state itself. ment thut this may bo a way the Bede, for he immediately told the take the same prico for the land
Meanwhile tho high schools have county commissioners have of giv people why they should not pay any under the building that you would
reflected the same natural and in ing tho impression thnt they are do attention to what I said and, also, take for that out in the pasture!
evitable increase—and these nre the ing everything possible to give the how his explanation would take You say they took title to a strip
sources from which the university county good roads, thereby attempt away the force of my letter—how of land that extended back under
derives its student body. During the ing to nullify the impression which his explanation would I cannot see, my barn four or five feet (the
past four years tho income of tho is quite prevalent that this idea of as it was based on untruths. Now records would say eight feet) and
university, from combined millage good roads is a rather sudden one. 1 leave it to the readers—which one then say my barn “hasn’t been
taxation, has increased 5 per cent. In other words, some of these un of us butted it ? And what has moved nml doesn’t need to be for it
But during the same period enroll kindly taxpayers are suggesting the this to do with the recall?
can sit where it is.” A funny pic
nients have inereused 39 per cent, possibility that thia display adver
ture, especially when the barn is
or almost eight times as rapidly. tising in a Eugene paper was really
located on top of a deep cut. The
Much are the circumstances which political advertising for tho county
(net is that the state highway de
have prompted the $5,000,000 gift commissioners, to be paid for—of
partment hns never called for or
campaign, which purposes to supply course—-from tho county treasury.
used this additional strip of land
that amount within the next five
after they got it but, Mr. Reader, if
Tt is a good thing for the county,
of course, even if tho idea is a be
Mr. Turner, who butted into the you hud been in my plnce, wouldn’t
Clearly the university, without lated one, that, the county should
you have presumed, as I did, thnt
such aid, must, speedily discover its have good roads, but when Roney recall mess, has been somewhat they expected to uso it and esti
resources to bo insufficient for the nnd Sharp told in their platforms vociferous, through the printed mated your damages accordingly
educational demands made upon thnt they were going to give tho word, in questioning the veracity of when they started their condemna
it. It would face the necessity county roads and bridges such as Tho Sentinel’s statements of the tion proceeding! Of course, they
either of curtailing its courses or of tho county had never had beforo— testimony of Commissioner Sharp in may call for this strip of land yet,
restricting the admission of quali that they wore going to give such the case resulting from Mr. Turner’s and when they do I shall give Mr.
fied applicants. It must grow with roads and bridges at a tremendous refusal to accept the price offered Woodard the contract for moving
Oregon or rest by tho wayside, con saving over what such roads nnd by the state for a small strip of the buildings—or, still better, build
fessing its inability to servo the 1 ridges had cost before'—thnt they his farm wanted for highway right ing new ones—as he is by far the
state as it should serve. There is were going to got out in thoir shirt of way.
Mr. Turner has repeatedly char lowest bidder.
entire confidence, however, that sleeves and seo that tho county got
You, A. I.., liktf one of Bede’s
as absolute falsehoods the
when Oregon understands tho need a dollar’s worth of work for every
and the urgency tho gift campaign dollar expended, there were many statements that Mr. Sharp testified lieutenants, lmd soemthing to say
about my private railroad crossing
will thrust aside this sorry possi who anticipated that tho county and that the viewers testified.
Tho Sentinel has been at all times and two gates. They are still there
bility. Wo are not minded to deny commissioners would arrange weeks
our boys and girls the educational in advance for spring work, ns other quoting from the records, but it and in use, though now I have one
opportunity which is theirs of county courts had done, instead of now has in its possession a certi more gate than beforo. You see I
fied copy of the records from S. M. have some of that “goat pasture”
waiting until they saw tho clouds
Let us regard the university as and felt the first raindrops to pub Calkins, who w’as the official re and “brush” on the other side of
the railroad and it bears fruit—
an investment in citizenship and lish a display advertisement telling porter for the trial in question.
There is no need to repeat the pouches, prunes, cherries, grapes,
compare the institution itself to a road supervisors to do what super
huge and prosperous factory. Time visors of the quality that Sharp statements which have been pre and walnuts. You also mention 40
It is sufficient acres, just as Bede continually does,
and Roney said they were going to that they are substantiated by the when the records show 78.
employ ought to hnvo been ready certified copy of the records, that
A. L., you don’t seem to think
to do without even so much as no tho viewers did testify and that much of a common working man or
tice through display advertising.
Mr. Sharp did testify that the small property holder, or, at least,
In the good old days before “riy amount of damage was $3,000.
you left that impression when you
pintform” became the rage the
This certified copy of tho records voluntarily told the court when you
county court had a record of its may bo seen at any time by Mr. were testifying at my trial that
road supervisors and their addresses, Turner or by anyone else interested you were once the largest property
so thnt they could be reached or curious.
holder on the Coast fork and caused
within a few hours bv mail. Of
If Mr. Turner docs not remember people to laugh. You seem to pity
course if the present county cont- that Mr. Sharp testified to the me but don’t waste any pity on
missio no rs do not have a record amount of damage he should have. me. The records at the assessor’s
of who their supervisors nre. and If he does not remember that tho office show that Bede and I are
do not know thoir addresses, there viewers testified as to the amount about on a par as to assessed valua
is nothing that they can do except of damage, it may be taken for tion, so give your pity to Bede. He
to notify them through display ad granted that his memory is equally may need it and want it. You, also,
vertising in the newspapers ns to as inaccurate us to every other pub had something to say about nnar
what is expected of them—but thnt lie statements he has made. As his ehists. I am proud to say that I,
advertising should be published far memory is proved so inaccurate by like most others, contributed, sc
enough in advance to bo of some the certified copy of the records, cording to my financial ability, to
service, Tho ruin had started to which any may see, it is safe to all charitable causes, bought gov
fall beforo the supervisors had an conclude that ho has forgotten of ernment bonds and savings stamps,
opportunity to see the advertising fering Ids place for sale nt about had one son in the ship yards nnd
in a Eugene paper and could not bo the time of the court case referred another son in the army during the
expected to get out in the rain to to and has forgotten the anioun: world war while you, A. L., were
get their machinery ready to use he asked at that time.
getting your war prices for lumber
as soon as the rain st opin'd.
Thu Sentinel has no desire what and bragged to me that you never
Tho Sentinel wonders whether it ever to say anything unkind about did any of these things and that
was just a coincidence that no news Mr. Turner, notwithstanding any you were notified that vou, for that
—because it was originally a paper which had seen fit to criticize unkind remarks made by him. Tho reason, were not really an Ameri
Alitorially re Sentinel is concerned only with can citizen. And then you talk
combination of the initials I' the commissioners
the display advertising ad Commissioner Sharp* who testified about anarchists. You evidently do
and S (United States). Due to ceived
dressed to road supervisors. »No no to a damage of $3,000, when others l ot believe in majority rule either [
haste in drawing, the curve of tice was published in Cottage Grove. testified to a fifth of thnt amount for you say that if we keep Com
the U gradually dropped away. Possibly the supervisors here didn’t and the jury awarded a fifth of luissioner Sharp you suggest th^t we
have to be told or, possibly, tho that amount. The Sentinel’s infor get tho devil himself next
The low price of
supervisors here are not expected mation leads to the belief that Mr. we supposed to think this
to do any work on the roads. There Turner was inveigled into the case iquivalent to announcing
no -. « 4 t
nre only two, anyway, and both bv Commissioner Sharp. Mr. Turn didacy!
seem to have intvlligeuco enough to er’s letters prove his memory to be
l’le.ise understand. A. L., that I
strength, know when roads should be dragged faulty. The certified copy of the Emmett Sharp was called to testify
my trial as a private citixen—
makes it the ideal cleanser for litical advertisement—(mid for with
All of his published statements not as Commissioner Sharp—and ho
county funds—in a Eugene news must bo Judged bv the palpable was called beeauee he made the
lapse of memory shown in his re cut in front of my buildings for the
No. (> is ten times more pow paper.
Where there is so much smoko peated vociferous statement that highway when he was grading this
erful than carbolic acid and there
must bo some fire.
Commissioner Sharp did not testify section of the highway before he
ten times as safe, it goes like
to the amount of his damages and even thought of being commissioner.
cleansing sunshine where sun
thnt tho viewers did not testify.
TURNER COMES AGAIN
His testimony was wanted particu
Anvone mav see tho certified larlv about tho engineer’s stakes.
shine cannot reach.
Cottage Grove, May 5, , — (I
I maintain that Emmett Sharp
One of 200 Ihiretest prepara Editor.)
Where there is so much smoke i ever testified that I should have
Well, Bede, here I am but
lions for health and hygiene. ting in again.
A clever guy you it re
$3000 but, for argument'» sake,
Every item the lies! that skill —you talk like, if I would jump
kt’s suppose he did and quote from
over the moon, vou would jump
and care can produce.
TURNER REPLIES TO
Mr. Woodard's letter: “No doubt I
over the fence. t don *t consider
Mr. Sharp was sympathetic for the
that I have any _ Jump coming.
poor man and thought he needed
You want me to testify to what
Cottage Grove, Mav 5.—(To th help, and no doubt he did. but it ’»
my place was worth at the time of Editor.)—-A. I., Woodard, a wit
highway robbery to give that much
trial. Three witneases for the state for th* state highway department, at a time—fifty dollar« would have I
you would call them prominent told you, in The Sentinel of May 1, been an outrageously big price, not
and again the factory has paid
enormous dividends, until it has far
more than returned to us the wealth
represented in the investment. But
so efficient has this factory become,
so skilled at the making of a su
perior product, that the demands
for its wares threaten to exceed its
greatest possible production, though
it be operated night and day. Do
we say, ut such a time, “We will
invest no more money in this fac
tory of ours; it is altogether too
profitable”? Or do we increaee the
factory facilities and reap an even
The gift campaign, when it has
realized its goal of $5,000,000, will
supply the buildings needed for the
expansion of the university—which
is really the expansion of the state
in another guise.
considering the benefits.” Now,
then. Sharp would, according to
Woodard’» statement, allow the
* ‘ poor man ’ ’ about five times what
the jury allowed. Woodard would,
by his own statement in his letter,
allow the ‘‘poor man” over ten
times less than the jury allowed.
Which is the worst “perjurer” of
Getting back to the truth instead
of supposition, Sharp did not testi-
fy as Woodard would have you be-
lieve and, as I close, I leave it to
the readers of The Sentinel: Isn’t
this is a dense and stifling smoke
screen that Mr. Woodard, who is
himself interested in timber, is
helping Elbert Bede to throw out
to cover up my first little letter of
48 lines wherein I expressed it as
my opinion that I could see bene
fits for the big timber interests
back of District Attorney Johnson’s
desire to have Commissioners Sharp
and Boney and Assessor Keeney re
sign; that the object of Johnston’s
move was to destroy the effective
ness of the timber cruise.
If anyone should happen to be
interested in seeing for himself the
truth of my statements, come out
and^Tl be^lad to^fhov 21221
around. Come on Sunday or after
five o ’clock as I am under the dis
grace of having to work away from
home for a little chicken feed.
New, A. L., _
go away back and
sit down and study this over and. |
ihen, if you want to reply, cut loose 1
and I will meet you half way.
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You are already here. Patronize
the live wire print shop for every
thing in printing.
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The State of Oregon Wants
a Bridge at Harrisburg
THE STATE HAS A THIRD OF THE MONEY READY. LINN COUNTY HAS A
THIRD READY, AND NOW IT IS OUR DUTY TO PROVIDE THE OTHER THIRD
When the bridge is built, the state will have one of the best
highways in the
world—solid paving from end to end. I
will share in the benefits equally
with Linn county. It means a $300,000 improvement for only $70,000 to be paid by
tri.L.o now __
’ll i be advertised
.... for even
this county. The state
this I bridge
and 1 1 bids
before we vote the two-mill tax. The highway commission insure the vote will carry
So do not stay
_ at home on election day,
_, May _ 16, _______________
but come out and vote for the tax—
two mills, to run one year only—and keep ’Lane county in the lead of good road
Don’t turn down Lane county. Don’t turn down Oregon.
The bridge will replace the ferry, which is costing $5000 a year to operate to
nt b ID 4» af ♦ h.i rani n aiimaiit
____ . or more . in waste
“ of time
of the replacement. 1«
It costs 4
to the public. It may cost ten tunes this much by a single ferry disaster Even yet
suits may be started because of accidents and deaths there.
I aiic county has maintained a lead in good roads and bridges It will vote to
maintain it still. The paving is complete from Portland to the bridge The grade
and gravel is ready from Harrisburg to Junction City—a grade that has betn tried
by the highest flood in twenty years. This grade will be paved at once if vou vote the
THE PAVING AIXtNE IS WORTH MORE THAN THIS COUNTY’S SHARE OF
THE BRIDGE, AND IT WILL NOT COST LANE COUNTY A CENT.
Junction City Bridge Club
THOMAS NELSON, SECRETARY