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SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1920a
MALHEUR ENTERPRISE, VALE, OREGON
Do You Know That Hudson
That fact has not been generally known. But ESSEX did not nwd Hudson's endorsement,
lit proved by the salss record it ha made.
MORE THAN 20,000 ESSEX CARS,
exceeding $33,000,000 In value, were bought in the first eleven months.
There was no nerd to use Hudson's reputation aa the world's largest builders of fine ears to give
endorsement to the ESSEX. The kinship of thetwo cars was purposely concealed so that the
ESSEX might develop its own position on merits alone.
' We tell you of that kinship now thai you may understand why the ESSEX la a superior light
car. The engineers who developed the famoua long distance enduring
put all their skill into the design of the ESSEX. Both cars are built by the same workmen. But one
standard is known to HUDSON, and it applies to both the SUPER-SIX and the ESSEX.
That is why ESSEX is the success it is, why . its performance is praised by all who know it
Come take ride in the ESSEX if you would know the car of the future.
FOR SALE BY
Eastern Oregon Auto Co.
H. E. YOUNG, Prop.
GEORGE HUNTINGTON CURREY, Publisher and Owner
Wm. FRANCIS F. SEEM AN.., J Managing Editor
MALHEUR COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Special Community Correspondents
Publishers Autocaster Illustrated News and Ad Cut Service
Mtmbar Oraran Slat Edltarlsl AlHdilM .
mint t.npn ptfimv r 1 Tlim u . w A f to" aBCrvf
i Entered at the Vale, Oregon, Post Office as Second Class Mall Matter
Complete Line of Hardware for The House
EVERYTHING FOR THE KITCHEN
Full Line Phoenix Paints
and Muresco Wall Tints
YOUR WIFE WILL APPRECIATE
one of our famous labor-saving
Crystal Electric Washers
for which we are exclusive agents
ERBIE HAYES, Prop.
Subscription Rates In Advance
One Year. $2.00 Six Months,' $1.25.
Canada and Foretell Subscription. Povtasa Kxtrm.
Sworn Circulation, January 1st, 1920 ...
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Advertising; Rates SO Cents per Column Inch for Stereuti pea Composition It Centa extra
Standardized Franklin Printins Prioe List quoted o all Job Printlna.
The Vale Hot Springs Sanitarium
Rooms, Board, Rath and Massage: Dr. Thos. W. Thurston, SupU Vale, Ore.
I Lest You - Forget!
We wish to remind you that we are agents for the largest g
EASTERN OREGON YELLOW PINE
& RED CEDAR SHINGLES
Full Line Building Paper I
Complete Stock on Hand so you don't have to wait.
Home Lumber & Coal Co.
R. N. SIMMONDS, Mgr.
NO KNIFE AND LOSS OF BLOOD
NO PLaSTCHS AND PAINS FOE UOUKS
TUMORS PILES FISTULA
DISEASES OF WOMEN
SKIN STOMACH BOWELS
POIIH VKAKB BTIDV IV KIIKOPR
OVfcK THIRTY VRAKS EXPERIENCE
PHYSICAL THKR Al'Y a ANOKA TORIES
tit la sl Jsaraal Maine. I'.rll. Or.
TOBACCO CIGARS CIGARETTES
Always Fresh and at Right Prices
BILLIARDS AND POCKET POOL
J. D. ROGERS, Prop.
NEW VULCANIZING SHOP
Send or Hi wig us your Tires
30x3 Tlaiu $12.00
303ty Nun-skid $17.00
(Tires sent prepaid)
PARK ICR'S TIKE SHOP
TO PRODUCE A LIVING LIKENESS
in Photography is an Art
Picture Taking is our BuHlnetta; we are Artists.
Satisfied ruxtomer la the medium through which we hope to
build up oar Cllentelle.
AM ATEl'KS R KM KM BLR TO SEND IN YOUR FILMS. ,
Ihey Mill be flnlnhid by a Professional.
SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO
SATISFACTION OUR SUCCESS.
PHONE 133. W
Photos that are different.
The Enterprise is Read in Every Nook of Malheur County
VALE, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1920.
i i t bj ,. ,.n -j a i 'L'-Ji'-'.f ' '
To call the attention of the thinking men and women of Malheur
County to various problems of the day effecting their prosperity,
welfare and happiness is the sincere aim of the Editorial policy of
the Malheur Enterprise. What benefits may be derived depend upon
what action you take. Talk, writing, thinking moat be followed bj
action to accomplish any results. Are you doing; your part?
( RAFT VERSUS PUBLICITY-COUNTY NEEDS TRUTH
While Boys Fought War, and Home Guards Furnished Sinews, Special
Powers Were Granted, the Press was Censored and
Few Questions Asked
The War is Ended, the Press is no Longer Muzzled, the People arc
Asking Questions, Graft is being Uncovered
Publicity is Reviving Truth.
During ' the war our public officials were protected by a cloak
of mystery, news was censored and even tainted by the whims of official
dom, the public inspired by the common danger and patriotism sacrl
ficed their sacred right to know the truth, to criticise, and worked to
win the war.
The war came to an end, but this false mystery of officialdom,
the habit to evade the truth did not end, and will not until challenged
by the light of publicity. Public Officials good and bad have drifted
into the "Me and Gott" policy, forgetting their responsiDinty to uie
people, forgetting that the people they serve are entitled to know what
is done with their money, forgetting or denying the publicity which has
protected the people from despotic graft since the birth of the Republic.
What do you know today about the acts of your public servants!
We hear charges from many places of jrraft, graft, graft. There has been
graft, and there will be graft until Pitiless Publicity is given a chance
to counteract the evils of the Pitiful Makebelieve publicity of the past
We hear of Army Scandals. Had the public been told the truth
there would be no scandal today. When the "boss'? which in this
( country is the people, knows from his employees what is going on, mis
takes are usually overlooked; but when the boss is hoodwinked, and he
later finds out he has been grafted, -well what usually happens.
At the present time our State Treasurer is charged with at least
making poor investments with state funds. Had he advertised for se
curities no one could object to his actions. Officials must recognize that
public business is not private business, and must be bandied in a public
The policy of our present County Court seems to be to tell the
public nothing and to do what they please. They have done many things
which had they told the public about and explained their motives, if
these motives were proper, there would be no fault to find. But when the
Malheur Enterprise turns the light of "publicity upon the paBt actions
of the Court, .when it investigates the records on its own initiative, and
calls attention to a number of little deals and. queer actions, asking for
explanations, Judge Test simply says let the grand jury investigate. Why
are not the people entitled to a statement T Is it not tneir Dusmess
he is supposed to be looking after?
The Enterprise has no personal grievience with any of the County
Officials, on the other hand this paper Is not under obligations to "protect"
anv official. The policy of the Enterprise is to encourage the upbuild
ing of every section in Malheur County, to assist the officials in doing
their duty, to aid not destroy. However it is its duty, its function, its
business to tell the people the facts, any honest information regarding
public affairs, regardless of how the truth may effect individuals.
Bearing upon this need of publicity a recent editorial in "Editor
and Publisher" under the heading "The Truth Shall Make You Free" re
minds the newspapers of America of their trust to the people. Follow
ing we reprint a part of this article.
The time has arrived when the press of America from the largest
metropolitan daily to the smallest country weekly must Join In demand
ing full publicity and open discussion of every question affecting the life
of the American nation, the well-being of her people at home and the
safeguarding of their relations with the other people of the world.
Whether the stifling and the prevention of the full play of public
opinion during the Great War, through suppression of the news of some of
the Nation's activities and the isolation of our great leaders from the
representatives of the press, in order that they might give their whole
time to the business of winning, was ever justified, is open to debate, WE
It was one of the muny things that we accepted without question
from our Allies who had two year's experience in the flames that were
burning the world before we cast our lot. Two years' work under gov
ernment restrictions in Europe; two years or longer of foreign propa
ganda in our midst, lulled the American press into accepting, without
serious protest, practices repugnant to every principle of American de
mocracy. Monarchies live by suppression, proclamations and fine phrases;
mythical greatness is created through secrecy. Democracies can live only
tvith the free play of public opinion that finally generates majority action,
great leadership results from response to the call of majority opinion.
Open discussion must be re-established in America; the newspaper
of America must immediately resume their place as the chroniclers of
facts as THEY see them; as Interpreters of actions as THEY view them
AS THE TESTING GROUND OF PUBLIC OPINION. The viewpoint of
the individual newspaper is immaterial so long as we first have a fair,
truthful ondhonest presentation of the basic facts, for a fact is the. truth
and we are told that the "Truth Shall Make You Free!"
The press, through which our widely scattered citizenry has spoken
finally since 1776, must lead the people's fight for open discussion of
every issue that effects the international and domestic future and well-
being of our people, for it is well known that tn America uie power
of the Government rests upon the consent of the governed and the im
mediate reaction of the people with respect to policies at home and abroad
is absolutely essential to the peace and comfort and well-being of the
people, hence we come to demand pitiless publicity as our inherent right.
n m a m
Out where the handclasp's a little stronger,
Out where the smile dwells a little longer,
That's where the West begins;
Out where the sun is a little brighter,
Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter,
Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter,
That's where the West begins.
Out where the skies are a trifle bluer,
Out where friendship's a little truer,
That's where the West begins; .
Out where a fresher breeze is blowing,
Where there's laughter in every ttreamlet flowing,
Where there's more of reaping and less of sowing,
That's where the West begins;
Out where the world is in the making,
Where fewer hearts in despair are aching,
That's where the West begins;
Where there is more of singing and lest of sighing,
Where there is more of giving and less of buying,
And a man makes friends without half trying,
That's where the Went begins; . i
' Arthur Cbjipnitin.
To Help You Win
Riches power happiness. The average
man places these as his goal. He dreams
about having them.
But the average man is slow to take a prac
tical step tdwards that goal. He is content
to dream about it and never gets there.
The most practical start Is to start a savings
account. Rockefeller had to save his first
thousand dollars. It earned the rest of his fortune.
Character Earns Credit
Ssving men not only have capital for their efforts.
In saving, they estsblisha reputation which will make
it easy to secure additional capital when necessary.
A farmer has frequent need for capital if he is
striving continually to improve his property. How
important it is then that he build up his credit
estaoiisn jus cnar
acter. The easiest and
quickest way is to
start savings ac
II H STAViaQ
Capital and Surplus $105,000.00
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
VALE, OREGON '
UNTIL 10 P. M.
and every day is a
DAY OF FROLIC AND FUN
when spent in the plunge filled with natures
hot water flowing from Vale Butte.
"Natures Health Giving Hot Springs"
Fine six-room house, ce
ment cellar; hot and cold
water plumbing; good barn,
and 12 choice lots. Price
for short time only, - $3750
a a MUELLER
First National Bank Bldg.
in all colors
Everything for the
T. T. N ELS EN
The Furniture Man.
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vnr finishing and Retrimming .
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