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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 14, 1940)
An Active Minority Needed In A
inato our lives. We. the people, are
It is not, however, appropriate to the Railroad Retirement Fund, the been paid to the eligible unemployed.
the masters. We, the people, must continue these organizations in my new figure is more than half a million The first ten months of last year saw
build this country. And We, the peo name.
I do not want this great above the previous top. last August payments of $3,501.288, while the
ple, must hold our elected represen cause to be weakened by even a and more than $2,000,000 over tire same period in 1938 accounted for $5,-
tatives responsible to us for the'care semblance of any personal advan amount on hand a year ago. .
233,987 in benefits.
The most inspiring and worth while V-—-------- -—------ --------— -
take of our national credit, our tage to any individual. I feel too
Jobless benefits in October were
political speech of this year, or any
Large selection of new lamps, I. I.
other year, was that made by Wen- ,on,F onc economic philosophy —only democratic institutions and the funda deeply about it for that. Nineteen $194,153, an increase of $20,284 over
mental laws of our land.
forty-four will take care of itself. the previous month and $13,127 more S. floor lamps, bridge lamps and table
dell Willkie Monday evening this 1 one political philosophy of life. This
It is in the light of these principles It is of the very essence of my, be than October, 1939.
lamps, 1.96 to 17.50. Coquille Furni
week, in the course of which he point , is a totalitarian idea—it is a slave
and not uf pe*’y partisan politics, lief that democracy is fruitful of
For the year to date $3,878,535 has ture Co.
ed out the duty of those who looked I idea—it must be rejected utterly,
that our position must be conducted. leadership,
to him as their leader during the re British Unity Cited
I want to see all of us dedicate our
The British people are unified with It is in the light of these principles
cent campaign, and also pointed out
numerous ways in which it was the ( a unity almost unexampled in his
selfishness and without fear.
fought. My fight for these prin
administration’s duty to consider «M- tory for its endurance and its valor.
Let me take as an example the ciples has just begun. I shall advo
heed the washes of the minority op
impaired freedom of criticism and of danger that threatens us through our cate them in the future as ardently
and as confidently as I have in the
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Millions heard Mr. Willkie speak
past. As Woodrow Wilson once said:'
In the continual debates of the Ta fl »lien Danger Seen
and it is possible that all who read
Two days after the election, this “I would rather lose In a cause that,
: these lines were a part of that vast
administration recomended that the I know some day will triumph than '
American audience which so heartily lords, .all of the government’s poli
national debt limit be increased from to triumph in a cause that I know
approves the ideas and sentiments 1 cies, its taxation, its expenditures, its
some day will fail.”
expressed, but a reading of his'words military and naval policies, its basic $49,000,000,000 to $85,000,000,000.
Immediately after that announce Now America V Mooed
Across from City Hall
will impress on Sentinel readers* ' economical policies, are brought un
Whatever I may undertake in the
steady, friendly, loyal, critical re ment, prices on the New York stock
minds what they heard and it is for der
exchange and other exchanges, jump coming years, I shall be working
that reason that the major portion'of view. Britain survives free. Let us
ed sharply upward. This is not a sign shoulder to shoulder with you for
hia speech is given in these columns: ■
health, but a sign of fever. Those the defense of our free way of life,
In Britain some oposition party
Mr. Willkie said:
leaders are members of the govern who are familiar with these things for the better understanding of our
ment and some say that a similar de agree that the announcement of the oconomic system and for the devel
People of America:
should be adopted here. That treasury indicated a danger—sooner opment of that new America whose
Twenty-two years ago today a
..... vision lies within everyone of us.
conception of our govern or later—of inflation.
great conflict raging on the battle
Jfeanwhlle, let us be proud and
fields of Europe came to an end. ment. When a leader of the British ,
liberal party or of the British labor | No man can say exactly how big happy in the fight that we have
The guns were silent. A new era of
'the national debt can become, be made. We have brought our cause to
peace began and for that era the party becomes a member of the,
fore causing serious inflation. But the attention of the world.
> people of our western world—our
Millions have welcomed it. As
sort of limit certainly exists,
democratic world—held the highest the British parliamentary point of
beyond which lies financial chaos. tune goes on millions more will find
This is because the British cabinet Such chaos would inevitably mean in it the hope that they are looking
Those hopes have not been fulfilled.
for. We can go on from here with
a committee of the houses of par the loss of our social gains, the de
The democratic way of life did not
struction of our savings, the ruin of
At Prices You Can Afford To Pay
become stronger—It became weaker. liament. It is a committee of equals,
“With malice toward
every little property owner and the our hearts:
The spirit of constitutional govern
creation of vast unemployment and none, with charity for all, with firm
ment flickered like a dying lamp. And main, a loftly chairman, and yet but
hardships. It would mean, finally, ness in the right as God gives us to
within the last year or so the light a chairman. The other members are
the rise of dictatorship. Those have see the right, let us finish the work
from that lamp has disappeared en
With us the situation is different. been the results of financial collapse we are in, to bind up the nation’s
tirely upon the continent of Europe.
branch is not a com in every country in the history of wounds. ... To do all which may
We in America watched darkness
the world. The only way that we achieve and Cherish a just and last
fall upon Europe. And as we-watched, mittee of our legislative bracnh. Our can
avoid them is to remain sound ing peace among ourselves with all
there aproached an important time
for us—the national election of 1940.
Good night. And God bless every
In that election, and in our atti- are not his colleagues. They are his American to remain silent concern one of you.
tudes after that election, the rest administrative subordinates,
ing such a danger. I shall not be
of the world would see an example of
$194,153 I*aid To Those
An American president could fill
democracy in action, an example of a
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This is one of your functions as a Not Working In October
great people faithful to their consti his whole cabinet with leaders of the minority.
Oregon’s payrolls for 1940 running
tution and to their elected representa
Thus, fh order to counteract the
istration would not be a two-party
nearly 18 per cent ahead of last year,
if the contributions to the state’s un
Free System Prevails
some of our economic errors, we can
employment insurance fund are to
The campaign preceding this elec ministration of a majority president
tion stirred us deeply. Millions -upon
to take immediately.
Administrator Silas Gaiser an
millions of us who had never been tives of his own choosing. These rep Expense Cal Needed
nounced today that taxes this year
active in politics, took part in it. The
Firsts all federal expenditures ex
people flocked to the polling places ident’s convicttons. If they do not cept those for national detente and new totalled $6,610,884 as compared
in greater numbers than ever before they have no alternative except to necessary relief ought to be cut to will} $5,693,150 St .this tirpe in 1939. 'm
Ours is a government of principles the bone. Work relief, obviously, unemployment trust fund also was
Nearly 50,000,000 people exercised
has to be maintained, but every ef-
on November 5 the right of the fran
i fort should be made to substitute
pite a recent transfer of $590,393 to V
chise—the precious right which we of the minority party, though willing I ; for relief productive jobs.
inherited from our forefathers, and
Second, the building of new plants
which we must cherish and pass on to the right to criticize the policies of the ' and new machinery for the defense
We, who stand ready to serve our program should be accomplished as
Thus it came about that although
far as possible by private capital.
constitutional government had been country behind our commander-in- There should be no nationalizing un
blotted out elsewhere, here men and
der the guise of defense of any
women kept it triumphantly alive.
American industry with a conse
No matter which side you were on, course of our government. Ours is a quent outlay of federal funds.
on that day, free expression of our
faith in the free system of government- permit one party to dominate our to approach as nearly as possible
must have given hope to millions upon
the pay-as-you-go plan. Obviously, '
millions of others—on the heroic lapse and we would have dictatorship. we can not hope to pay for all the I '
island of Britain—in the ruined cities
Therefore, to you who have so defense program as we go. But we
of France and Belgium—yes, perhaps
given yourselves to this must do our best. That is part of
even to people in Germany and Italy.
the sacrifice that we must make.
It has given hope wherever man hopes cause, tvhich you chose me to lead,
Fourth, taxes and government re
I say: “Yopr function during the next
to be free.
four years is that of the loyal opposi strictions should be adjusted to take
the brakes off private enterprise so
In the campaign preceeding this tion.” You believe deeply in the prin as to give it freedom, under wise
election, serious issues were at stake
regulation, to release new invest
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People became bitter. Many things
ments and new energies and thus
were said, which in calmer moments, not like football suits, to be put on in increase the national income.
might have been left unsaid or might | order to play a game and then takeq i Free. Enterprise Favored
off when the game is over.
have been worded more thoughtfully.
But we Americans know that the I Let me raise a single warning beer the debt and taxes arising out
bitterness is a distortion, not a true ( Ours is a very powerful opposition. of this defense program with a na
On November 5 we were a minority
reflection of what is in our hearts.
B by only a few million votes. Let us
I can truthfully say that there is no
herefore, fall ink
into the partisan 000.000, except by lowering the
bitterness in mine. I hop« there is
*ftror' Úf optAin* things just for the standard ot living of every man and
none in yours. 1 was the target of
sake of opposition. Ours must not be woman who works. This $100,000,- '
most of the shafts and if I can forget,
J*..an opposition against—it must be an 000,000 income can readily be pro
surely you can.
duced if we free private enterprise -
We have elected Franklin Roose- j opposition for—an opposition for a not foi; profiteering, but for natural
strong America, a productive Ameri-
veil president. He is your president.
* ca. For only the productive can be development.
He is my president. We all of us owe j
Fifth, and finally, our government
strong and only the strong can be free.
him the respect due to his high of
must change its punitive attitude to
Principles SUU Hold
fice. We will support him with onr
Let me remind you of some of the ward both little and big businessmen.
best efforts for our country. And we
principles for which we fought and Regulations there must be—we of the
pray that God may guide his hand
which we hold as sincerely today as opposition have consistently recom
during the next four years in the su
mended that. But the day of witch-
we did yesterday.
preme task of administering the af
• f. s
We did not believe in unlimited hunting is over.
fairs of the people.
piling up of bureaucracy—the control
of our electorate by political machines, of America really at heart, it must
It is a fundamental principle of the however successful—the usurpation consider without prejudice and with
democratic system that the majority of powers reserved to congress—the an open mind such recomnenda-
rules. The function of the minority, subjugation of the courts—thd con tions of the opposition .. ..
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however, is equally fundamental. centration of enormous authority in
Natknal unity can only be achieved |
It is about the function of that minor- the hands of the executive—the dis by recognizing and giving serious
- - XftF—3?,000,000 people, nearly half of couragement of enterprise^and the weight to the viewpoint of the op
"*Sur electorate. that I wish to talk to continuance of economic dependence position. Such a policy can come I ■*
-you tonight: . • - --•
for millions of our citizens upon gov- <mly fiom the administration itself.
wrof the *
***** element in the balanced emment. Nor do tye believe in verbal It will be from the suppression of
bpeneaon Of «pmoeracj tv » strong, ¡»rovocatidn to
We gtand ío¿a;ír«rÁmerieP-an
alert and. watchful opporition. --------
a is-our task for the next four years. -America of opportunity created b/the the ultimate powef to'force us apart
wheelbase, in total length, ui seat width,
‘ “ We must constitute odrselves a vig, enterprUe and imaginalion of its cit or to bind us together.
iw door width.
orous, loyal and public-spirited op-‘ izens. We believe that this is the C msk Held Worthy
only kind of an America in which “"in your enthusiasm for our cause,
It has been suggested that in order democracy can in the long run exist. you founded thousands of organiza
to present a united front to a threat This is the only kind of an America tions. They are yobr own organiza
ening world, the minorty should now that offers hope for our youth and tions, financed by you and directed
• YOUR FORD naAt jw *
by you. It is appropriate for you to
surrender its convictions and join expanding life for all our people.
While our government must regu continue them If you feel so in-
the majority. This would mean that
in the United States of America, there late and protect us, it must not dotn- clined. I hope you do continue them.
Democracy Avers Wendell Willkie
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