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Mt Scott Herald
are not short of food. We are
short of land!
And as that
shortage of land in the midst of
land sufficient to support hun
dreds of millions of people more
than now exist on this planet
means that we are short ot'
what? Just brains!
Mt. Scott Herald
Published Xvery Thnmtay at Lent». Orviron by
T h » M t S oitt P v »U» him » COHrawv
J »ANUKR FOX Managing Yditor
MlNNUlilHWkA'OlXiH HYDK Nen.KJiWr
.1 tllt'M'l'MllIi l ir< »• : . M .• -.g. i
Knterel an second da** mail matter Febru
ary 14. IM14. at the p*«l olbce at lent». Ore<ou,
under act <>( t'oncr«»»*, March S W»V.
«il barri pl Ion prior
SI • year, in advance
Reason for Optimism.
With the exception of four or
five of our largest cities there is
land enough held idle within 40
miles to support the people of
that city. An area 100 miles
square properly conserved and
*tfie speculator eliminated should
support over 6,000,000 inhabit
ants in comfort.
Then we talk about the United
States being short of food! We
When Abraham Lincoln waa I'reoF
dent it took four days or more for a
letter to travel from bis home In Illi
nois to New York It took him several
days to go from his home to Washing-
Sou to be inaugurated. And yet only a
few- weeks ago a young woman, un
aided and alone, travelled In a flying
machine from Chicago to New York In
eight hours and fifty minutes
We are Just entering a new electrical
world, where everything Is done, aa It
were, on the instant
Our fathers had none of the modern
machinery with which social and bus!
nee« intercourse is now carried on.
Their «one are wrestling with the prob
lem of bow to use these new methods
of tntereomniunk-auon and still adhere
to the laws, the precedents and the
book learning of their fathers.
Thia Is OUR great problem, It U a
difficult complicated problem and is
causing a struggle of titanic propor-
tiona—a struggle to ttirow off In a
night, a* It were, the precedent» of an
old world for the realities of a new.
Precedent makes cowards of us all.
But the educator, the scientist and the
inventor have left us no choice, We
must adjust our thought and action to
The Day of Individualism Gone.
Tiie change« of the laat twenty-flra
yean socially. Industrially and econom
ically have been great, yet 1 believe
they are infinitesimal compared to the
change* that are corning.
1 believe these changes are going to
deal most largely with the relation
ship of man to man.
In this country we have been living
In an age of the utmoet freedom to the
individual. It has Leon the Indlvldual-
leti< j*erl<>d. when the order of th»* day
ha» seemed to tie "every fellow for him-
»elf and the devil take the bindm<>aL"
We have glorle*. In the freedom ot
the individual aud have practised thli
licence to drive a horae With tile ad
vent of the automobile a lleenae haa
lieeomo a ne'eaalty. The public uniat
know that the man who operates an
automobile know« first how to operate
It and. second, to control it
Society Is finding It neiesaary in take
awiiv much of what has hitherto been
called "fiisslom of the individual."
my Judgment this process Is only In
I d fancy
Hold bast to the Dollar
Retai ion of Capital and Labor.
The freedom of the bualnv»» tiiiin
ilo as lie please» I h now living serlou»ly
challenged, mid I iiioh I heartily agree
with what Mr. John 1» Rockefeller. Jr.,
wild recently at Cornell University to
the effect that one of the chief <|ut«ll
flcatlona for a manager of a large bust-
ik ' hh concern 1» rapidly coming to |><<
tlie human quality and ability to ad
just difference« l>etween capltall«t and
lalwrer nnd to understand their rela*
Until recent years little Iwoad think
Ing wan given to this problem and dlf
fereneea wera settled on the baala of
"might make» right." All thia la rap
Idly changing ■ud we are entering a
period of new Industrial relatlonahi(»i.
In the long ago the relationship be-
twe«M*n capital and labor waa that of
owner and »lave, then came the ¡.ertod
of maater and man. then the |>«rlod nt
employer and employe, each period
being a decided »tep forward
In my judgtnant wa are Juat now en
tering a ¡«erlod ot copartnership,
"‘j’ the tool u«er will tie t>art tool
ow uer and where capital and labor will
ahurc more equllauly Ui lire profit» ot
the bUMineHH lu wbkli they are Jointly
Thia advance 1» Inevitable becauae of
<>ur educational »ynteni, wlifc b tcache«
the workingman to think for hluiaelf.
It 1« inevitable becauae intercommuni-
cation has told the workingman In one
community what the workingman In
other communities are atrlvlng for anil
It Is inevitable, be* »uw Htrlkox anil
lockouts can never be settled satisfac
torily or permanently by merely rais
ing a man's wages.
It Ls inevitable because It gives sta
bility to business and to'caUMe it la ns
ailvantHgistus to capital ns to labor.
Aa a matter of fact, when a working
man strikes It l.s not merely to obtain
an Increase in his wage; that ls what
the papers tell us the trouble Is all
about and that is what he asks for; but
way down underneath what he 1s really
striking for ls a larger (M-rventage of
the profits of the business
He may not realize thia, but, aub-
conHi toiinly. thia 1» pn-clnely what he
I h doing.
No mere Increnae In wage» rm ever
»atlNfactorlly noire thl» problem. It
can be soiled only on the baala of
IIEKE ia an old »living that “nnv fool can make a dollar,
but it take» a wino tuan to hold it.” There ia one auro
way of holding the dollar, mid that is to bank it. When
a man deposits hi« surplus cash he is loath to draw it out.
On the contrary, if ho carries the money on his person there al
ways ia the temptation to »pend. Bank your money with us
MULTNOMAH STATE BANK
Paneling, wainscoting and
balustrades, also other mill ■
work can be supplied by ua
promptly and reasonably
The quality «ml workman-
ship of our product* are un
excelled and our aervlie is
prompt It will please us
to please you and we seek
MILLER MOWREY LUMBER CO.
Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Sash and Doors, Nails,
Builders* Hardware, Rooting and Building Paper
Yard at Lents Jet
ItOth St.. < block« from l oiter
pleased or that brought profit or
fancied renown, regardless of its effect
on one’s fellowmen.
In the early days, when instantaneous
Intercommunication did not exist, when
education was meagre and science un
developed, what the individual did was
of comparatively small consequence, for
his deeds did not reach very far and
did not affect many people.
Wlth^ Intercommunication drawing
the world together tn one centralized
community, the act of the individual
can affect a large number of p«H>ple;
therefore, that form of freedom which
Li «imply another expression for II-
cenae to do a* one pleaaeae can no
Don’t go out of town to
ihop before you TAKE
A LOOK A ROU N D
You can get ANYTHING HERE
THAT YOU CAN GET ELSE-
You can GET IT AS CHEAPLY
TRADE WITH THE
Published by order of
THE LENTSIMPROVEMENT CLUB
When M uihatt.in waa sparsely net
tled and most of the people lived on
its southern end It would not have
mattered much had there been a case
of smallpox at the north end. The pa
tient 1 ou 1<1 have done pretty much aa
lie pleaaed without endangering any
But a case of smallixjx In the north
ern end of Manhattan to-day must be
quarantined Immediately to protect
When I was a boy there waa no So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, and had any one auggested
that a man could not whip hl* horse as
much as he pleased he would have been
ridiculed. Indeed, in those days the
Idea that a man had not the right to
beet his own child aa he pleased waa
given little attention.
When we were all driving honei and
buggiea there wag no «peed limit and
a man did not hare to procure a
of the bu»incM, with n fair fiercentage
to capital and a fair percentage to
lalior after ordinary wage» and Inter-
<*Ht I ihvo been earned.
Profit Hhnring can lie done Hatia-
factorlly only when the bu»iiieH« con
cern make» public It» tranHa< tlona, ao
that the laborer and the atockholder
can know aa much about the buslnera
a» doe» the manager blmaelf.
In the iidJuHtmcnt of dlfflcultle» t>e
tween <-apital and labor I am confi
dent that open book» will accompli»!)
much more than open »hop«.
Tbeae change» are far-reaching and
fundamental, What are we going to
do about It? What I h to be our men-
tai attitude? How are we golng tn
handle th one problema?
Can we approach them from the
name point of view a» did our father»,
who lived In a »trlctly Indi v Id 11 a I latlc [
age? Can we approach them from the
knowledge we have gained from law
I hhi U h which were written in the ln-
dlvlduallat.lc age? If we do we will
tie combatting the mighty onward
ru»h of new thought and new condl-
tiona, provided In large meaaure by
the «clentlH£ the educator, th" inven
Whit the Future Holds Forth.
Wlint 1» tin* outlook? I» It il sad.
I>e«*lml»tlc future that 'infoili»? Does j
lift* hardly sreiu worth III Ing under!
the new conditions or do«-» It hohl out
an ottimisti* futd'e. with Unir op-I
portunities and more worth while
Let me »ee if I can pi* ture II 11» I i
nee it. Firat, Just a glance into the
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5927 92nd St. S. E.
“Extra Choice Meats’’
The.Kaiser is waiting to hear
from the Liberty Loan Bond
sale. Let the answer be such freedom to a point where. In many
By profit charing I d<> not tn<nn
that*it will be heard around the phases of our life. It has amounted to bonua giving. I .nean actual profit
license to do almost anything that we »haring pinna I mihoi I on the earning»
Shortage Of Brains.
They have awept away old preee-
deuta. old cuatoms, anil they will even
tually aweep away mauy of the lawn
now ou our atatute book«.
The American Spirit.
The mau of to day who doea not
Archbishop Glennon, of St. fully comprehend nil thia la doomed to
Louis, in a Labor Day sermon, bi' »oiuewlut of a failure. while the
told over 2,000 representatives man who does comprehend It will have
of labor to be an American, get taken a long stride toward aueeesa.
the American spirit - buy a
It 1« not many jeara «Ince I was a
home, start a savings account lad. and yet at that time then« warn no
ami take out life insurance. Sane aui'U thing aa a telephone. The tele
and safe advice. It should cause graph waa tn very meagre uae; faat ex
our citizens to take thought for press train* did not exist. It took
Bishop Glennon several week» to . roan the ocean, and
said in part:
the only flying machine we know al>oiit
“Buy a home. Start a savings was the much derided one ixMaeK.-^d
account. Get some life insur by Darin* Green
As our country faces the new
conditions attendant upon our
entry into the world war there
have not been wanting those who
have predicted dire dislocation of
business, much hard times anil
financial distress. The exchang
es coming to our desk all unite
in assuring us that such predict
ions arejentirely illogical. Then'
alwavs comes a temporary pa-
ral ysis of business with any ance. This American spirit of
sweeping change, and the ill ef home ownership should dominate
fects can be largely minimized every household. It should be
and the re-establishment of sta the goal of every family.
bility greatly hastened by a sane,
courageous attitude on the part
of all. particularly the business really the permanent badge of
“Be an American, own a
In an exchange Herbert Kauf
” should be the slogan of
man tells us “War is bad busi
ness. but don’t you ever make our community.
the mistake of thinking that war
What’s The Answer?
means bad business.’’ We can’t
Food production is a necessary
put a million men under arms thing.
without putting at least twelve
Food is produced on land.
million men under the eight hour
The best land is held idle for
clock. Within a few months we speculative purposes.
must accomplish what Germany
There are millions on millions
required thirty years to do. The of idle fertile lands in many
hughest sum of money that ever states of this nation.
poured from this country’s treas
Let capital and labor get at it
ury is about to flood the United and the question of food produc
States. There will be work for tion is solved.
everybody. This is no time to
Land prices have doubled in
retrench. Hire new help, ex-, the ten years between 1910 and
tend your business, enlarge your 1900 and they are doubling some
Patriotism is flooding more.
Washington with ready cash and
Loans by the Government to
Washington is shipping it in car farmers will increase the price
load lots to the manufacturer and asked for idle lands held out of
There are no bread use.
lines ahead. An unprecedented
Building roads free past idle
era of prosperty is around the speculative tracts will encourage
bend. However sad the price we higher prices, discourage pro-
must pay, the business outlook duction and drive people to the
was never better.’’
For Mt. Scott the moral is
It is stated on undoubted au-
plain. If we retrench and hold
that a victorious Germany
back and get discouraged and
billions of dollars
feel “panicky,” others will reap
States as in
our harvest; other parts of Port
land will benefit. We can have
our rightful share of prosperity
if we are big enough and opti
mistic enough to “sit tight” and
enter the door when it opens. — Loan Bond Issue is the answer
Billions for defense, but not one
J. S. F.
cent for indemnity.
All over the country during
this glorious month of June
thousands of young people are
graduating from our institutions
of learning. The doors of schools
and colleges are closing behind
them and they stand at the
“Commencement” of life.
Hitherto they have been led,
directed, cared for, but now it is
up to them. It is for them to
blaze their own trails and also to
pick up the unfinished threads of
progress and do their “bit” in
the fabric of life. Never before
in the hisiory of the world was
so much attention given to the
training and education of the
young. Will the world in the
coming years reap a benefit com
mensurate to this extra labor and
effort? History will record the
answer. In the meantime their
skies are clear and their hopes
are high. God pity the men and
women who shall contribute to
their disillusionment and the dar
kening of their skies, but if such
disillusionment comes may they
be brave enough to keep their
spirits free from bitterness and
do their work well notwithstand
ing. -M. G. H.
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tfoo- theue three great factor« account
for the atupradoua progrvaa thia coun
try haa made in the laat twenty Ave
Jersey Bell Butter
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ALWAYS FRESH
TOMATOES PLANTS NOW IN
in a well regulated establishment
THERE IS NO SECRET in our keeping our customers, it
is because they appreciate that we give them
THE SERVICE WE GIVE
Have you tried the
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92nd St. and Woodstock Ave.
BUY GOODS MADE AT HOME
Your wants in Sheet Metals supplied at rock
bottom prices, totality Guaranteed
See me for Chicken Ranch Supplies, Troughs, Roofing, Garbage Cans
Why pay more and lose your time by going down town?
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A HAT Candies- Confectionery, Fruits, Soft
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