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About Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969 | View This Issue
Friday, August 4. m
Published Every Friday bv
Z. C. KIMBALL.
One Year $150
Six Months 75
THE MARKET ROAD DECISION
Col. Greeley Makes Inter
esting Statement on For
The decision of the supreme court that market road
money is not intended for use on state highways is
is a ray of hope for farmers who do not live on main
thoroughfares. It has been the policy of the state high
way commission to grab everything in sight and spend it
on state and scenic highways. Its sole aim has, appar
ently, been a desire to build roads for the accommodation
of the through traveler. It has not been a case of
dividing the crust with the stranger within the gates,
but rather taking it from hungry ruralites and bestowing
it upon the cities.
And members of the state highway commission, after
the market issue had been raised, had the aff rontry to
i 1 1 . i ill .ii
suggest mat it wouia oe necessary at tne coming session
of the legislature to make it possible for the commission
to use the market road funds of the state. Wouldn't
this be just a fine arrangement? Take the money
which was intended for building the byroads and use
it on loops to. mountain peaks and other scenic driveways.
After appropriating many millions of dollars for
state highways, the legislature in a fit of compassion for
the farmers m the outlying districts, made minor pro
vision for their welfare by the market road act. But
the commission has looked upon this fund just like
getting money from home, and has adopted various
schemes to get hold of this money. In no instance has
there been any pretense of the commission wanting; to
uphold the law. It has been a continued policy of the
commission to get county courts to violate their sworn
duty in the expenditure of this money. And this is a
fine kettle of fish.
The supreme court has said that this market road
money was not intended for state highways. And let J
us hope that the highway commission will be able to
understand this ruling and obey it
The highway commission and no one else is respon
sible for the road muddle in Polk county. Had the
commission endeavored to follow the mandates of the
act of the legislature by which the commission was
created, there would have been no road strife in Polk
county.. The commission has tried to usurp authority
it did not have, and naturally trouble has ensued.
There is another point in connection with the supreme
court decision in the market road case which is sigifi-
cant. It is the statement in the decree: "The Pacific
highway was established by law." This has been the
contention of Independence from the outset, and we
are of the opinion that when this issue reaches the
supreme court, this same law will be held good.
THE VOTE IN JACKSON
By a majority of 305, C. E. Terrill, sheriff of Jackson
county, has defeated D. M. Lowe in a recall election
which was held last Saturday. There was much bitter
ness in the contest it was alleged mat lernll was
not enforcing the laws, particularly in regard to boot
legging, and it was charged that Lowe was tne candi
date of the Ku Klux Klan. Lowe had the endorse
ment of the ministerial association, the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union, and how much the Klan enter
ed into it is problematical. The result shows that in
Ashland Lowe had a strong following, while Terrill
carried Medford and Jacksonville with considerable
strength. Many things seemed to have entered into the
fight, and the result indicates that all will not be peace
in Jackson county for some time to come.
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j JOHN M. SCOTT
General Passenger Agent.
Col. W. B. Greeley, chief forester
of the forest service, Is spending a
few dnys in the northwest, having
completed an Inspection tour of tho
western national forest districts be
ginning in May. lie will deliver
several addresses while in Fortlund
at various meetings of lumbermen of
Ool. Greeley while in Portland gave
out the following statement:
"The sawmills of the country are
moving over tho plains to the Pacific"
coaost pretty rapidly. The last lum
ber census made by tho forest ser
vice shows that the lumber cut has
dropped off in all eastern states and
increased in all the western states.
The big southern pine country, which
has hitherto been a great competitor
of the northwest, is dropping off ns
a lumber producer and in tne mean
time shipments through the Panama
canal in 1921 exceeded 190 million
feet and charters already held for
1922 exceed 500 million feet, indicat
ing that the west coast timber la
very rapidly becoming an (important
factor in the eastern market. The
lumber census referred to above, put
Oregon second, with Washington
first, as a lumber manufacturing
center; Oregon has nosed out Louis
iana, which for a long time held sec
ond place. This is indicative of just
what has taken place sawmills are
moving from the south to the west.
This industry means more in the long
run to Oregon than any other state,
as it has larger forest resources than
any other in the country. Oregon and
Washington are going to witness
within the next ten years or so a
tremendous increase in lumber pro
duction to supply the lumber markets
of the eastern and central states
where the local supply of timber Is
"This will increase heavly the
busness on the national forests and
put very heavy demands upon the
forest service to meet the increased
cut and carry out the principle of
keeping the cut from each locality
within the growing power of the for
ests so as to keep the industry per
petual. "Over two-thirds of all the timber
the country has left is west of the
Rocky mountains, either in the west
ern states or Alaska, and the thing
we are driving away on is that when
forest industry comes out here to
keep it just as permanent as possible,
Go into every big forest region of the
east now-a-days and you don't find
very much but cut-over land, more or
less barren, a great many abandoned
mill towns, a great many abandoned
sawdust piles, and a large part of
the population gone too, except where
there are large areas of agricultural
lands. We don't want to see that
process repeated out here; it would
be a very unfortunate thing for the
western states to just eat up their
virgin timber resources and leave
nothing in its place. As far as the
national forests are concerned, w
are going just es far as we can to
keep the supply of timber eprpetual.
"And we can not keep the timber
supply perpetual unless forest fires
are prevented. The protective organi
zation of our forests must be In-
increased in order to, adequately pro
tect our forests. This year we re
ceived pretty good recognition from
congress considering the necessity of
economy, but still we are not giving,
the public resources out here, the
national forests, the degree of pro-
tflif inn n rVi f lnirAt urn
making it a little better every year 1 1
I just as fast as we can get the re- X
j sources to do it with. But the forest j
f service, the states, and the private
which thl certificate entitled them.
Those receiving tho certificates:
Wrennie Chapman, Dallas ; Hester
W. Keeney, Monmouth; Kuth toi-
fried, Falls City; Mrs. M. A. Dump
scy, Rickrcall; Eola Brown, Dallas ;
Mildred Hire, Toppenlsh, Wash.;
Grace Nelson, Dallas; Isabella Arml
tage, Bucll; IS. T. Merrill, Independ
ence; John I. Reasonor, Dallas; Henry
II. Dick, Dallas; KMridge Huffman,
Union, Ore.; Katherino UttMoiwc,
Dallas; Lillian Dorrunoe, Enterprise;
Geneva Rue Treat, Monmouth; FrnnK
lin Dana Toomb, Wren, Ore.; Ino
Rufsnydcr, Portland; Dorothy Olgu
Johansen, Seaside; Martha Roeloff,
Dallas; Hulda Wicnort, Airlie; E1U
nbeth Sammons, Falls City; Mrs.
Mattie E. Neal, Dallas.
Solved th Difficulty. j
A prominent "tnovlo" director
that there Is at least one udvuiitaK I"
the Income tux. )
"We were casting for n picture, mid !
we wanted a piirtlculur limn for u err- i
tuln part. This man had evidently j
forgotten that common kodho Iiiih en- i
tered the motion picture fW'ld, he- j
cause he Insisted upon the nit exor- ,
bltant salary that could bo Iiiiiik
Inedi "Niigotlatltiim were apparently over
and the discussion became urnernl.
Finally this uctor coinphilned bitterly
of the amount that he had hail to
pay In Income tax. We did some
quick mental figuring and found Hint
the return he had made to the govern
ment was about a half of what he
should have made hud he received
(lie salary that he insisted be hud
"Til tell you what Til do. I mid;
"I'll give you the same salary that
you told the government you got."
He had been a newspaper reporter
long enough to consider himself well
past the 'cub" Htuge.
It was 2 u. m., barely an hour he.
fore press lime, when the plume bell
rung. Replacing the receiver after a
few excited "What?" and "Whenx?"
be grubbed his raincoat, mid, telling
(he city editor there wun a big trulu
wreck on the V. & N., rushed out.
Breathless, he grubbed at the bridge
watchman, ten minutes luter.
"Where's 85? Did she sink?"
"Where's what? Yuh cnuy?" asked
"I'm from the Clarion; we got n re
port train 85 ran off the bridge."
"It did. It doen every morning about
this time. Whaddaya think this
bridge goes everywhere with the
train?" Everybody's Magazine.
1 Cfie Independence national Bam
Member Federal Reserve System
Safe Deposit Boxes for Kent
n successful business career of ever 30 yean
Officers and Directors
H. Hirschberg, Pres. C. A. McLaughlin,Vice Prci
I. D. Mix, Cashier, B. R. Wolfe, Ass't Cashier
W. H. Walker D. W. Sears Otis D. Butler
I ILINESl I
owners can't prevent the forest from I
burning up unless the public, the
users of the forests, realizes its re
sponsibility and does its share by be
ing qareful with fire in the woods.
"I would like to see permanent pro
vision made for airplanes for assis
tance in protecting the national for
ests, but only as a supplementary
form of protection. They cannot take
the place in our org-anization of
lookouts and guards on the ground.
Airplanes are very valuable, particu
larly when you have smoke conditions
and for fires that cannot be exactly
PERMITS TO TEACH
GRANTED TO 24 IX I tAM
es of Turnover
The alert business man dealing with present day condi
tions knows that the big word today is "Turnover."
Whether he be a merchant, manufacturer, jobber, or
banker, he sees that one thing with a clear vision unbiased
by the limits of his own business. It is in the air,
and on the tip of every tongue.
And yet many of them are thinking on only ohe side
of Turnover. They think of it as meaning rapid sell
ing putting money in and getting it out quickly and
at a profit. They realize that they must put greatly in
creased efforts back of all their plans for selling and dis
tribution. . 19
The other half of Turnover is the consumer. All
selling plans and efforts fail if the consumer does not
want to buy. His desire for the product must be created.
He must meet the seller half way. He must be in a
mood to buy before the salesman meets him across
. That is the function of Advertising to create con
Sroaem?nJ an ?,.nsuner Preference. With this de
wlSfnS? ff tf ai ?lh2plan? have a chance to succeed.
Jol th?u fa.lL Th? ?nly chance for salesmanship
to succeed without an existing demand is for salesman-
conditions of this community would be rapidly changed
into an era of great prosperity-in spite of 1 local con
ditions and everything else.
The proof of this is in the fact that right now under
these conditions the denW ' rL..?2 ' " 1
Of the 28 young men and women
who took the examinations before
Josiah Wills, county superintendent
;of schools, on June 14, 15, and IS
22 will be allowed to teach school.
Supt. Wills has mailed out to the
I successful ones their grades and they
I can now apply for and receive ap-
1 pointment as teachers of scholls to :
on creatine a ArUr"'
well as selling it a ,17 :" " I)rouuc3 1
actuallv frpttinrr ih fciv rr K business and are
actually getting the high Turnover that others are trvinn
so strenuously to get through intensive, aemn" Y