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About The Forest Grove express. (Forest Grove, Or.) 1916-1918 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 19, 1916)
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Published every Wednesday at Forest Grove. Oregon.
W. C. Benfer, Editor and Publisher.
pliances, Monday. “The lady re
minded me that she saw my ad
in the Express,” he continued.
The recent cold snap has made
[ business for the plumbers, even if
the rest of us must foot the bills.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1916
NOTES AND COMMENTS
The care with which the peo
ple of Forest Grove have been
feeding the robins and other birds
while the snow covers the ground
Colonel George Harvey hurries was never smeared with such vi- indicates that these people think
home from London to tell U3 that tuperationas the frenzied partisans of other than self.
“ next to the kaiser,” President of the British and the French
The editor of the Express is
Wilson is “ the most unpopular plastered over Washington, who
at the great number of
governmental head in the world.”
It appears that “ there is no feel ever became president, but w ho; people who have congratulated
ing against Americans but there held the country firmly to theI him on the excellence of the paper
is a real bitterness against the wise and sane course that he had issued last week. These kind
words cost nothing, but they go a
present administration,” and we charted.
W hat Europe thinks of the long way in cheering a man when
are all expected to be very low in
our minds because the policy of United States may be important, he has made an effort to make
the American government does But what we think of Europe is good. Thanks, friends,
not command the approval of far more important. Europe is
always in a state of either hating
Portland nowr produces statis-
prove it has the lowest
not be difficult ___
for us or despising us. Occasionally jucs
President Wilson to be popular in a surface friendship is professed deafb rat® °f an^ *ar8e city in the
London. Indeed, he could easily for the United States when our United States. And, as an ad-
be more popular there than any interests happen to run parallel to ditional inducement to get people
member of the British govern- the interests of some European to
here to live, the Oregon-
reports that the birth rate for
ment. If he would simply let the country or we are patronizingly
British foreign office dictate the permitted to do them favors; but 1915 was almoet doubled over
foreign policy of the United States there is no love for us there, never 1914. ’Rah for Portland!
government, the thing would be has been and probably never will
The communication from J. N.
done. London does not ask us to be. Nor is there any particular Hoffman, published in last week’s
come into the war. It would be reason why there should be.
Express, was to have been signed |
satisfied to take charge of our
At the present time the cause by James F. McGill before pub-
for hatred is of infinite propor- fioation, but, through an over
By a similar process the presi turns. B l u n d e r i n g European sight, that gentleman forgot to
dent could win a vast popularity statesmanship has plunged civil- attach his name. He came t0
in Berlin or in Paris.
ization in the greatest war of all the Express office for that pur-1
Americans who are much more history. American statesmanship pose after the article had been
concerned about their social status has thus far succeeded in keeping printed.
in England or in Germany or in us out of it without yielding any
Whenever the writer reads an
France, than about the welfare of of our rights under international
the United States are much dis law. The belligerents are bleed- jed,t° rial berating President Wil
turbed because the president has ing themselves to death. Future | son f°r not declaring war on Ger-
persistently put America first. generations will be burdened with many, England or some other naj
Abroad they devote much of their a load of debt that already stag tlon, he is led to wonder how
time to inciting foreign dissatis gers the human imagination. We many of these carping editors are
faction with the United States are not bleeding to death. We are ready to shoulder a Krag or
government. At home they abuse rich and prosperous, and we a re , op" ng“ eld and go to war or to
the president and pose as the only likely to be the commanding na- send ; heir sons’ I t s easy to ^Ik
people sensitive about the nation tion of the world after the Euro- war* but lt
bravery t0 with”
pean powers have exhausted them- stand the sneers of critics and re*
But in the meantime Woodrow selves in a war brought on by mam c°o1' especially when other
Wilson is president of the United third-rate diplomacy. Naturally. natlons are trying ,to embroil
States. If he lives he will remain feeling runs strongly against a mer'Ca> ^ be ed' tor'ab from tbe
president of the United States un government that thinks more
York World, published on
til March 4, 1917. And while he about the welfare of the United ™ls page’ *s a masterly analysis of
remains president of the United States than it thinks about the j past and Present conditions,
States the foreign policy of the interests of the countries that are
The editor of the Express, as a
United States will be directed at war.
member of the Willamette
from Washington, D. C.—not
In the circumstances we are un Valley Editorial association, de-
from London or Berlin or Paris able to mingle our
with j sjres t0
members of the
To one who knows the history those of Colonel
Harvey or to la- Forest Grove Commercial club
of the American people, all this ment the president s unpopularity (for the courtesy shown the mem;
sniveling snobbery over foreign m London. We should as soon bers of the
disapproval of the United States think of lamenting his unpopular- day It is these Iittle courtesios
government need not be taken so ity with the Kaiser The Declar-; tj,at
peop]e feej Ufo coming
seriously. We went through a ation of Independence
as never again- The wrjter enjoyed the
similar period of foolishness in been repealed.—New York World. I
¡meeting very much and cannot
1798 when W a s h i n g t o n pro
claimed neutrality in the war be
The Express isn’t the largest understand how any of the mem
tween England and France. In paper in Oregon, but, for its age, bers could remain away.
comparison with the abuse that it is as big as any of them.
ings should be held at least four
pro-British and pro - Americans
heaped npon George Washington
. ----------. times , a >’ear* and every member
at that time, current criticism of madt? a sa,e Saturday through my should attend.
President Wilson at its worst is ad ' n tbe Express said H. J.
most flattering. Even Lincoln Walrath, dealer in electrical ap
Fifty per cent of the girls taken
into Chicago’s morals court since
its opening in 1913 have been re
turned to their homes. Similar
reports come from other cities.
This condition indicates a pro
nounced change in public opinion.
A Puritan tradition is in revolu
Up to this generation, virtuous
parents turned their erring daugh
ters from their doors, thus wrath-
fully denying their own responsi
MONEY WILL MAKE THIS TOWN GO G rcnlat*
bility for the girls’ conduct.
your currency here It will make our m erchanta
Now we know th a t when a
successful. It will boom the town.
daughter becomes a nuisance or a
IT WILL HELP YOU
menace to society, the parents
( j t k pride ie a splendid thin*
are usually to blame. We know
that they have no right to make
society responsible for their mis
It by Reading the Home Paper and
All Is Well in America
Money Makes the M are Go
Patronizing Home Trade
Hancock & Wiles carry
Accident & Fire Insurance.
Can I Induce You to Buy Now?
Notwithstanding the advance in the Pr,cea
Leather. ! have cut the
price o ' my Men.s $3.75 shoes to $3.20; *4.00 shoes to $3.40; the $6.00
hightop shoes to $4.75; the J. Miller $6.00 shoes to $4.50; Women’s *3.00
gunmetal button shoes to $2.10. You will pay $6.50 for some of the
above shoes in 6 months from today. 1 need the money now. TheJ.
Miller shoes arc made of the finest selected calf and are made by expert
shoe makers. They are the best wearing shoes or the market. Please
call and see the Boys’ shoes that I am selling from $2.25 to $3.00. J
have them in the English style, Button and Lace.
L. A FLETCHER,
Forest Grove. Ore.
E. G. H O E F E R
SUITS MADE TO ORDER FROM $20 to $60. Perfect fit |
Guarnteed. CLEANING, PRESSING AND ALTERING
SOUTH MAIN STREET
FOREST GROVE I
There’s No Place
YOUR HOME IS IN THIS TOWN
If you are asked you will declare th a t you're
STRONG FOR THE HOME
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
Patronize the local merchant
The Express Phone
MARKET AND GROCERY
“ Home” of Government Inspected
Meats and “All Good Things to E at”
Quality First is Safety First
Originator of Penny Change System in Forest Grove. One
Order will convince you. Phone 692, FOREST GROVE, ORE.
Keep Your Money
spend it in Forest Grove, and you have a very good chance
of seeing it again ; you may even handle it again. Even if
you never see it again, some of your neighbors will eet it
N ^ m a u l 10 bH
Uil i UP F° reSt Gr
a" d Washington! county!
No m atter w hether you need groceries, clothing, shoes,
refusing to send away for things they could get a t home.
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F orest G rove, Oregon