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CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1928
ment will banish booze, completely. And how, except
by such a law as the Volstead act, can this ever be ac- j
The repeal of the law as Smith advocates will put
c. r e x p a r k s , Advertising Manager booze back on practically the same footing it enjoyed j
G. E. PARKS, Editor and Publisher
MRS. J. M. C. M ILLER, S andy N ew s E d ito r
! twenty-five years ago. All that has been accomplished
Puidrsh e< rw eek ly o n 'F rid a y s at" K rta e a d iisa T d T T c ia c k a .n a s Co., O regon , will g o lor naUght.
And in twenty-five, OP fifty year!»
of civilzation, an act
Entered in the postoffice of Estacada, Oregon, as
similar to the existing one will again be adopted, and the
nation again will try to regain the ground lost through
the achievements of the “progressive” Govenor Smith, if
In Clackamas County, one year, $1.50; Outside the county and in the state
o f Oregon, one year, $2.00; Outside the state of Oregon, one year, he is elected and does what he says he will, and can do.
$2.50. Foreign, $3.00 per year. Subscriptions are payable in advance.
The democratic platform as adopted at Houston does
~ j not sayB anything about the repeal of the
HOMF S' WFFT HOME
(amendment. There is nothing in it to lead the people to
believe that the democratic party is any more in favor of
In the confustion attendant upon so many and varied doing away with the law than the republicans. It is A1
arguments being made for or against one or the other of Smith’s idea, Tammany’s principal objective, and an ele-
the candidates during this campaign, little if any attention ment in both the major political parties are supporting
has been paid to the statement of Governor Smith, in his Smith for this and no other reason.
speech of acceptance, on immigration, in which he argued
the changing of our quota basis from 1890 to some more pQRMER PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES
It is interesting to note that no former president of
No class of Americans is more deeply intoiestec i ujje United States was born west of the Mississippi river
honest immigration laws than the men who till the so* > | ancj that more than one-half of the 29 presidents were
for upon the class and number of immigrants admitted to born ¡n two states, Virginia and Ohio.
our shores rests the mroal and economic hope of the farm
Of all the republican presidents, but one has server
home. If the immigrants to be admitted are to come from two full terms. Do you know who he was?
countries that do not recognize and support our moral
Of this year’s candidates for president and vice pres
standards, home, sweet home, is at the mercy of those ident, three were born w est of the Mississippi, Hoover in
who give not a hang whether our children are raised up Iowa, Curtis in Kansas, and Robinson in Arkansas.
in the fear of God and in accordance with the high ideals
Virginia has long been known as “The Mother of
that have so long made the farm home a well-nigh perfect Presidents,” having given eight to the nation—Washing
birthplace of patriotism and nursery of good citizenship. ton, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, W. H. Harrison, Tyler,
If foreigners of a low economic standard are allowed to and Wilson. Ohio has been the birthplace of seven—
swamp our country, it will be useless to compete with Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, McKinley,
them, as they are willing to live under much more inferior Taft and Harding.
conditions than our own people ever dreamed of.
Only one wife of a president, Mrs. U. S. Grant, was
What was Governor Smith’s proposition? He said born w’est of the Mississippi, she having been Julia Dent
he favored basing our immigration upon some more re of Missouri. Seven presidents’ wives wrere born in Ohio,
cent year than 1890. That means he favors giving pref five were born in Virginia; one, Mrs. John Quincy Adams,
erence to Southern Europeans over the Nordic races. The was born in England. James Buchanan was the only
great mass of Americans are of North European stock president w ho never married. Tyler, Fillmore, Benjamin
which can be much more easily assimilated than that Harrison, Roosevelt and Wilson were married twice.
coming from Southern Europe. The quota of 1890 shows
The most peculiar fact respecting the marriage of any
22.7 per cent from Germany, 12.5 per cent each from president concerned Andrew Jackson, who married Mrs.
Great Britain and Ireland, 10.8 per cent from Norway and Rachael Robards, erroniously thinking she had been di*
Sweden, 8.7 per cent from Austria and Hungary, 5.1 per vorced from her former husband . The divorce was
cent from Russia and Polland, and 5.9 per cent from granted afterwards, however, and another ceremony was
Italy. If Governor Smith’s plans were to be adopted, one- performed. Mrs. Jackson died a few months before her
fourth of our immigrants wrould come from Italy, one husband became president.
fourth from Austria-Hungary, 17 per cent from Russia
The lives of our presidents and their wives afford
and Polland, 0.7 per cent from Norway and Sweden, and much interesting material for study. The average Ameri
only 14.6 per cent from all of Great Britain, Germany and can might profit by becoming better acquainted w ith this
Ireland. Without speaking disparagingly of Southern phase of our national history.
Europe as a whole, we feel that the ideals and aspirations
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of Northern Europeans are more in keeping with the
THE INITIATIVE PROPOSALS
ideals and aspirations of Americans.
Four initiative measures appear on the official ballot
If the census of 1910 were used instead of that of to be voted upon in the general election next Tuesday
1890, what would we find? Italy would jump from 3,845
Two of these proposed bills were initiated by Joe
to 32,256, Poland from 5,982 to 25,325, Russia from 2,248 Dunne, one for the purpose of reducing automobile license
to 25,049. Germany would be reduced from 51,227 to fees and the other to increase the tax on gasoline. The
33,447, Great Britain from 34,007 to 27,306, and Ireland News believes that both measures should be defeated. If
from 28,567 to 16,419.
you vote for one you certainly should vote for both. But
But aside from figures, which in themselves are in-J in our opinion both should be defeated. Vote X 301 and
teresting, the first duty of every American, whether he X 303.
be republican or democrat, is to safeguard and protect his
The News is in favor of the income tax bill and rec
home. In order to do this in accordance with the stand ommends its serious consideration. Vote X 304.
ards set up in this country, we cannot with safety permit
The other five bills, four of which are known as thq
an influx of “license seekers” who do not value the liberty Water and Fish bills, the News opposes and recommends
which our forefathers left us as a sacred heritage. We that its readers vote against seven of the eight initiatives.
must guard our gates against the entrance of anyone who
seeks to destroy our institutions or supplant them with
It is said there are 15,000 speak-easies in New York.
those that have already shown their danger to life, liberty Perhaps that is where the campaign whisperers got their
and the pursuit of happiness in other lands.
Tammany Hall, of which Governor Smith is a lead
ing light, has always opposed a restricted immigration
Dr. Robinson of London failed in his recent attempt
law. Back in 1924, when the present immigration law to communicate with Mars by radio. In fact, he missed if
was written on our statute books, all of the Tammany by about 48,649,200 miles.
congressmen, except one, a Southern born American, vot
ed against the Johnson bill. Ever since then, these Tam
Drinking of wood alcohol is being investigated by a
many congressmen have been striving to break down this
grand jury in New York. Our guess is that its
law by I constantly seeking its amendment. So far as
be that the habit is bad for one’s system.
Governor Smith himself is concerned, not only has he de
clared for a far more liberal immigration policy along
prohibition law has never been en
Tammany lines but it is a matter of public record that ad
Govenror of New’ York he opposed the deportation from forced in his own state. He has been governor for eight
that state of paroled alien criminals. If Tammany Hall years, and now tells us that he will enforce the law if he
had succeeded in foisting its immigration policies upon is elected president. “Boloney!”
the country, our present alien population would today be
A friend of mine, who is also a good citizen, says he’s
greater by 6,000,000 people. God only knows how much
that would have increased the populations of our charita going to vote for Al. Smith. Yet, if Smith’s immigration
policy had been in effect during the last few years, this
ble and penal institutions.
and good citizen w’ould. probably still be in Ger
Get Governor Smith’s words exactly as he uttered
them, in his acceptance speech: “I am opposed to the many, and some one from Southern Europe wTho would not
principle of restriction based upon the figures of immi have been a friend of mine, nor been called a good citi
grant population contained in a census taken 38 years zen would likely have been in the United States in hi$
ago.” That’s where he stands, fellow Americans, where stead. —Exchange.
do you stand? It is hoped your answer w ill be for Home,
Sweet Home.—National Farm News.
IS GOVERNOR SMITH A PROGRESSIVE?
The democratic candidate for president proclaims
Saturday Nite, November 3
himself a progressive, and that he is advocating progres
sive policies. Let’s see just how much of a progressive
is Governor Smith.
Few, if any one who has given the matter any study
at all, but will agree that in time intoxicating liquors will
disappear entirely. Civilization will at some future date
reach a point where intoxicants will be completely and
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everlastingly wiped out. This condition will come, and
America will be the foremost nation in stamping out this
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For County Surveyor
Chas. E. Beery of Milwaukie, residing in Wich
ita precinct, who is a candidate for county surveyor
on the Democratic ticket, has been a resident and
tax payer of Clackamas county for about ten years.
Mr. Beery is a registered civil engineer with
more than twenty years’ experience.
After serving two years as deputy surveyor he
was elected county surveyor of Harney County,
Oregon. He was chief engineer for the Eastern Or
egon Land company for seven years.
During the development period of Longview,
Washington, Mr. Beery was connected with the
Long-Bell Lumber Co. in an engineering capacity,
principally in street grading and paving work.
If elected Mr. Beery pledges himself to an ad
ministration of efficiency and economy in the county
surveyor’s office.—Paid Adv.*
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