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About The Western American. (Astoria, Or.) 1922-19?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1923)
ZAS. T E R N
U ARE ENTITLED TO A GOOD JOB,
IF YOU ARE A FAITHFUL KLANSMAN
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You Must Have Records
To Prove Your Loss
Executives at Portland W orking O u t Scien tific System o f
Giving Valuable Servi ce to A ll Members and Employers i
If\You Have a D I E B O L D Safe,
You W ill Have the Records
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(T ell every (Clansman about this, and tell him to pass it on) or telephone their wants to Broadway 4371, or ¿roadway 0187.
Even- Klansman who is out o f work and wants a job is I
*nd •“ hdp,,P‘aC^ wU‘ * upon * n * b*°-
lutely honest basis, and no fees will be charged for any service.
requested to write down, plainly, his name and address, and how
All concerned are requested never to refer employment mat-
he can be found, stating briefly the kind o f job for which he
tens directly to the Exalted Cyclops or tha Grand Dragon, for
is beat fitted, his experience and his Klan reference, and leave
tlsey are the busiest men in Portland, and the aim is to relieve
it with or mail it to the Assistant Secretary-. Employment De
them o f a mass 'of detail work. All matters requiring executive
partment, 463 Pittock Block, Portland. The service is designed
attention are referred to them instantly, o f osurse.
principally for Portland residents, but efficient service also can
Planning Blessings for A ll
be given to Klansmen in other cities, especially those nearby—
By reducing the KUn’s constructive services to a scientific
within a hundred-mile area. State-wide service system will be
Dr. Couie’a form
acted with the development o f The Western American, which system, everyone concerned soon will be coo:
will receive these wants from the secretarial department o f the ula: "Every day in every way the Klan grows "better and better,”
Exalted Cyclops* office, each A v in g a number^—the number being and that's the truth. Don’t harass the secretaries with verbal
published instead o f the name. No name will be used without requests, in person or by phone, but write it downfall data com*
plete. and thereby help them to get from under.
The Secretary and his Assistant, in suits 463 Pittock Block,
No charge will be made for this service, no matter how much
are working out a system o f practical service which, with co-oper
# space It require*, o r how much work it involves.
ation, will return showers o f blessings in tigoe o f need.
R oyal R id er. “ AlleonSome”
The same service will be given, gratis, to all members o f The
There is no good reason for any Klansman or R oyal
Royal Riders o f the Red Robe, but their data should be filed Rider to be out o f work, when thousands o f w ell-to-do
either at the Imperial Regent’s office (Dr. M. W. Rose), 559 Mor Klansm en are em ployers, and when a ll em ployers know,
gan Building, or direct with the editor o f The Western American, o r ought to know, that Klansmstn help is absolutely de
407-408 Pittock Block.
pendable, engaged upon the basis o f honor, duty and
Don’t say it— but write i t ! Too many expect staff employes the G olden Rule.
to turn themselves into quadruplex recording machines when jo b
The Klan executives have expressed a regret that the con
seekers visit them and make verbal requests. Co-operate in this templated service cannot be given to all men in need o f help
way and get results.
without regard to fraternal affiliations, but that would be im
All employers wanting help o f any kind are invited to write possible without institutional equipment and a heavy payroll.
western Oregon and^that Gilbert is employed at high wages and
had sustained no fire loss.
It ia hoped that Preacher G ilbert m ay be prevailed
upon to turn the $ 1 04.1 5 back into the relief fund for use
as intended by those who generously gave the m oney to
(CeattaaoS t e n Paga 1)
the fire sufferers. It is furthermore believed that the
lien as stated m ade the total $ 1 0 4 .1 5 , which was paid
square-dealing and red-blooded men o f his congregation
to his church on his rocom m endation and authbrity.
are u thou-
Some dishes were loaned from the Presbyterian church, a s 1 will
w " *, CO M PE L this rea
u iu u u u , um.mvww
from all other churches, but the Methodists and others loaned
ent tim e. Little children a*e crying for food in A storia
freely without compensation.
and many have not clothing enough to protect them from
The Presbyterian church was used ter a short time only for
the winter winds.
the Salvation Arm y distribution station, after they had left the
Methodist church in order to allow the free feeding station to
W H Y D O SO M A N Y B O Y S G O W R O N G ?
< Occupy the Methodist church.
Editors and others everywhere are writing in alarm about
T he Salvation A rm y used the M ethodist church, o f the epidemic o f crime among boys and young nvwi, and wondering
which the R ev. M elville 1* W ire is pastor, without pay what can be done to save them. 'T he cause is, (jf course, the god
in g one cent and no pay would have been acceptable. The less home and the tragic scorn o f religion. Thb faith in Christ
A rm y used the M ethodist church more than a week as which translates itself into terms o f action— is righteous living,
sldeping and feeding quarters and, including everything, high thinking— is the thing needed by all, old and young. This is
paid only the bill o f $ 1 5 for lights, gas, etc.
the world’s chief need.
The reckless youth comes from the godlees home, as a rule,
Excessive to Say the Least
Persons who are watching the disposal o f the relief fund where religion-is»never mentioned. To him the Bible is a sealed
by the Committee o f Ten, with Gilbert as chairman, declare that book, the story o f Christ and salvation but vaguely understood.
the light bill o f $23.40 fo r that short time is more than it ought The selfish, untrained boy grows into an unscrupulous and reck-
to be for any month o f regular church use. The big red, Methodist less man, interested only in financial profit and worldly pleasure,
brick church pays just about that much PER MONTH for lights
How can society protect itself from the growing menace?
AN D GAS.
The basic non-sectarian truths o f religion, the universal faith in
This item collected by Gilbert, and the $700, plus, given to a loving and omnipotent God, taught reverently and patiently, in
C. W. Halderman as his expense fund on a trip to the east, have progressive courses o f reading and studf-in the home, the school
caused much comment among those who wanted to see every and the church, soon would reduce the crime wave that threatens
dollar o f the disaster relief fund do a dollar’s worth o f good. The to engulf humanity.
All o f the great fraternities can help in this training, and
two items are regarded as excessive, to say the least.
none is better fitted for effective work than the Knights of. the
N oble M atron Com plains
One o f Astoria’s prominent matrons, a leader in social life Ku Klux Klan. At present, boys are eligible to join the Klan at
and o f a pioneer family, writing to The Western American under age 18, and many thousands o f them are members. . In devotion
to duty the youngsters are unexcelled. They keep quiet, as a rule,
date o f January ¿2, says, in p a rt:
"The relief station closes in one month from the date o f the ;n Klavem affairs, but every constructive program affords oppor-
fire. It is proposed to sell more than $5,000 worth o f groceries tunities for the full play o f juvenile activity and enthusiasm,
and nearly $2,000 o f clothing to local dealers. Then, they say, j They are men o f action, these boys o f 18, in the Klan, always de
give 300 sacks o f unsalable potatoes to the needy. Now, if there pendable on committees, readily yielding to authority and the
are people here so poor that they must use such food, why are leadership o f experienced men. In the Klan they learn the story
they not entitled to the food sent here for their relief? Also, 0f Christ and the meaning o f the fiery cross. They hear im-
what right has the committee to hire o r pay for a surveyor (emer- pressive talks by laymen and absorb the knowledge which they
gency engineer) out o f the relief funds, when we have a city need in everyday life. Thè Klan is the noblest of orders for young
engineer and surveyor party at good salaries, with nothing else men, and its enforced system o f training cannot fail to bring out
to do? Also, has there been anything doing here that the people all that is best in a youth. I f protestant parents understood the
who were burned out could get salary for, sufficient to buy the full meaning o f this statement, they would encourage their sons
necessaries— living, bedding, etc.-?
The loaned blankets are by every means to join the Ku Klux Klan.
There is no auxiliary, yet, for "K id" Klansmen, but perhaps
,“ Up to this time only about 100 carpenters are employed and there should be one. The Boy Scouts is serving well, however,
not £iore than half the clerks, and not more than half the other and doing a world o f good. There’s a vast difference between a
business enterprises have started up. What about the others, who Boy Scout and a boy o f the same age outside o f that order. All
are destitute? -
Klansmen are supporters o f the Boy Scout movement, knowing
Needy A pplicants G rilled
well its beneficent results. The Order o f De Molay is another
"The organization handling the relief says that very few splendid fraternity for boys. After all, the lads o f today are the
were coming for supplies. W hy? Because the questionnaire was equals o f those o f the past, back through the centuries. In Borne
so grilling that (a lady told me) one had to give the whole history respects they are greatly superior^ these our masters o f posterity,
o f one’s self and all your relations to get a requisition ; and if you
and lack only the religious training in home and school to make
had a relative, either here or elsewhere, i#ho was making wages, them all that they should be.
you were not entitled to relief. The lady declared that if she
The boys aren’t to blame for their deficiencies. The fault is
starved she would not go again to the relief committee. That is
in the parents— the boys and girls o f yesterday—and in their thor
why so much was left to be divided among the different charity
oughly commerdialized environment.
organizations ( if they can work it).
We are accused~By our ex-govemor o f being the possible
"The living and fuel relief should have been kept up at least
three months, if the fund had lasted.”1
cause o f future war.
While we do not approve o f war that
This noble woman asked The Western American to publish reasonably can be avoided, we remember a past war that was
the facts, “ so that the right shall prevail.”
necessary,to rid our country o f a menace— a war that accom
plished the purpose, too.
G ilbert Serves H im self Best
While applying the iron rule to needy applicants, according
War is better than tolerance o f injustice, when injustice
to the above statement. Preacher Gilbert had no difficulty in ob- can be so corrected, and the Klan intends to stand fo r justice in
taining a requisition for his own church for a comparatively large any event.
sum, because he signed same as the recommender and as chair-
Sorry to give the old "G ov." such a scare (he ia too old to
man, despite the fact that his church is one o f the wealthiest in I fight anyway) but we mean what we My.
There b u hardly b**u a tira In thta
country of'hny ala* to which a M E
MO LD aa(o haa not hoes subjected.
Tha renaît haa alwaya bean aucvaaafuL
Final W eek
Special Tarma and Rock Bottom Price»
Clearance S ale
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taxes is su js
SUITS AND OVERCOATS
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$ 2 8 .0 0
Diebold Safe and Lock Co.
m&s ts U M
Canton, O hio
$ 1 .95
STEVE WILLITT, Agent
TMR ------ -- •
J. H. Rankin Co.
l i t Sixth Strati
H iM r tu lu n
P o r t l a n d v m n
411 Exchange Bits.
SII ('«amarrisi St
M eet Af« at the
N E E D Y SUFFERING
P KW KT U
G aining in favor every day.
place to meet your friend*. Special Mer
B«lov U presented a firm
who«« success 1« not du« to •
Urt« original Investment
chants Lunch 11 to 2.
Think It 0 t « t
LooK It Otar
Talk It Over
Portland M ortuary, Inc.
Y oars for better service
t>. w. i. e u . r r i s n t w
Twelfth aad Merrhoa MU.
Are You Going to Build
A S T O R , A S T O R lX
Phone 24 8
Next to Louvre
Barber Shop in Connection
Plans and Estimates Varnished
Garage and Cabinet W«rk
F. P. OARSON
W ear .
MS E. 741b ML N. Peril«ad. Ore.
Pb«ae Tabor 5487
C O R T L E Y CLO TH ES
Old Homestead Baking Oo.
Suita and Overcoats at Prices $18.00 to $35.00
The Rt«ht bread for Right People
Oar Gaaraateet Anar having worn any of our BuiU or Overcoat«
and defect* develop wo «Ml refund tha money yon have paid or
make other adjuiuneni aatlifnctory to purelutaer.
«te« «xd Oilcan
J u n é» C h a in e d
i . K. rattereoa
C A P
M pretal Une of Kheee, Hata, Hhlrta,
rrutoaable prW «
When« Ta b o r » I I
New and Uccd Furniture
Steve* and Range*
•ought, Sold and Repaired
Your Buelneie Solicited
TH E BOSTON STORE
A*Urto, 0 regen
('•raer Herrath and Actor Mt*.
Phan« ta c t MC2 408-407 K. Burnelde St.
Near Grand, Portland. Ora.
W O O D S ' INDIAN V ILLA G E
Quinns A uto M achine Shop
Cylinder« bored 12 10 each U> moat o e n
W ITHOUT REMOVTKO
WaL m 2
US E. Klllingeworth Ave.
AM ES GROCERY
I'heor Tabor H7SS 1440 E. Glltaa SL
A Dependable Place to Trade
The much asked for Logger*' Shoes, too, nothin* better and « •
anticipated your want«, eo plaoad a rush order. They arrived jbb *
trrday. Rubber« fgr •men. «omen aad children. Bxpart aboe repair
work don« hart.
O . JAMSA
TT JACK, Prop.
W e carry a full Una of Vegetable«, F ru it I
and Ororerlea— A t your aervlce
BU N G ALO W GROCERY !
78 E Klchteenth St.
Cor llt h and Sandy
All 100 P er Cent American
All Kind of Other Indian
GROCERIES - MEAT» - FRUIT»
441 Waahlngteii Street
Pendleton Indian Blanket«
Bath Mabe Material« by the Y ard
B irth B ark Perch Backet«
2 1 7 W eat Bond Street
Ht4 4 >
Get the Wrinkle* Oat of Your Belly
Sm oke “ R U M M Y " C igkr.
It Csata aad Two for a Quarter
y-> Taylor Street
13*2 F ra nk lin Street
Beat Meal In the City. 26c
Karnful — Kleao
a . A . Day
Wkeleaale Freda«* Merchant*
Dreeeed Poultry Our Bpeelelty
118 PYonl Street
Fima « 7
end bridge building. Houae
tt WVSt W»d St* Atterri, CTcd.