The Beaverton enterprise. (Beaverton, Or.) 1927-1951, March 03, 1950, Image 2

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    BEAVERTON ENTERPRISE— Friday, M a rc h 3, 1950
[R eaders S ay ....
RED CROSS ASKS FOR
FAVORING EDITORIAL
PASS BUCK TO COVER
BUSINESS O FFIC E A N D P L A N T
PH O NE B E A V E R TO N 2321
Plant located in Beaverton—Tualatin Valley Highway and Short St.
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UP BLAME FOR EVILS
Dear Editor;
There is a great deal of adveise
Payable In Advance
comment circulating about the
Permit a word on what appears
poor work done by the Red Cross
Wash. & Multnomah Counties
to be a rising tide of bombastic
during the war and most of this is
One
Year
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$2.00
criticism, that is, the tendency to
____________Editor and Publisher
S T A N LE Y W. NETHERTO.N
done by a few men who had per­
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$3.75
unburden churlish and disgruntled
___ Associate Editor-Office Mgr.
MRS EDNA BLACK ----- ---
sonal conflicts with the Red Cross
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News Editor
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attitudes by taking it out on some
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or have heard of instances of such
bugbear or scapegoat.
troubles.
IN OREGON
One need only listen to the la­
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EDITORIAL
The magnitude of good done by
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the Red Cross more than covers
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The common scapegoats and bug- the few mistakes that always hap-
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$3.00 bears are known to nearly all of pen whPn a proJect HS larBe us
ASSOCIATION
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us but for sake of a reminder that of the Red C'oss is being
here are a few: capitalism; Tru- handled. We have in our Active
man, who by tht way la coming club almost 100 per cent veterans
MUST WE REGISTER GOI>?
philosoph>'- 11 can,t * * enf“ 'red’" under some fierce scurrilous vi­ and they all feel the Red Cross
tuperation as Hoover was a few did a fine job despite the few
As far as Washington county is concerned,
Dn the strength of the ordinance passed years ago; the politicians, bad mistakes.
I would like to have you, as j
the Democratic partv is on trial, with only a by unanimous vote in Portland, it seems lawyers, rotten congress, Jews,
Catholics, Negroes, etc. The reader editor, write an editorial concern- I
week to go liefore the verdict is indicated, debatable that tolerance can’t be enforced. could
continue this cata­ ing this belief that is being put |
There is no basis of city, state or national logue o easily
This concerns the filing of candidacy for of
f scapegoats.
in the minds of people who do not
law which is particularly voluntary of en­
fices subject to the primary election of May
Now what is wrong about this know the truth of the matter. For
forcement.
Behind
all
laws
and
regulations
19, and particularly the county offices.
kind of shifting and evasion? Ob­ statistics on this matter please
To be elected are the following: county which are successfully enforced, stands the viously. it is the shirking of per­ call Mrs. Manley at the Red Cross
treasurer, county surveyor, county coroner, uniformed figure of the city, state or federal sonal responsibilities. Emerson was office in Hillsboro.
Thank you,
county judge and county commissioner, all government ready to apply the forces ol one of America’s greatest minds
land said he ’ Don’t run amuck
Ernie Martz, Hillsboro,
terms for four years except the judge, who fine or imprisonment upon violators.
On the outset, it might logically be stated a*-'ainst the world. Your true quar-
Publicity Dilector,
will serve six years. Likewise, a committee­
Red
Cross fund campaign
that
bans
on
discrimination
are
wrongfully
is
with
,he
stat'‘
of
man”
man and a committeewoman will be named
E D IT O R ’S NOTE:
required
of
a
nation
which
has
a
vigorous
™
e„
roots
of
a"
thlnBS
are
in
for every precinct within Washington coun­
For an editorial on the subject,
Bill of Rights and a constitutional founda- m,n'
ty.
tion which recognizes the equality of all its E very b°d y ought to read his essay we respectfully refer you to the
This is no appeal for candidates to oppose
issue of February 17, wherein a
any of the Republican incumbents. It is ra­ citizens. But the «vil is not the law. The evil °n NapoKle° n . who™ % co" 8ld8r8 word of advice was given.
W e would appreciate explanation
ther a look into the matter of two-party gov­ is the short-sighted bigotry that gives com- on* was p o a ^ b ie ^ e c lu V h e Tncar-
ernment and whether it is a reality or a fort to the narrow, defamatory attitudes nated the ideals and dreams o f the of the question of where does the
which breed prejudice and discrimination.
| common people
Red Cross job begin... and end!
farce.
“ Precisely what is agreeable to
It
is
not
surprising
to
have
backers
of
the
The Democratic party in Washington
county purports to represent 11,582 voters ordinance sweepingly condemned as “ rad­ the heart of every man in the 19th FOREIGN STUDENTS
century,—-this powerful man pos­
as compared to 14,808 on the Republican side icals” , by those who have been held up to sessed. Bonaparte was the idol of REQUEST "OPEN DOOR"
of the picture. They hold meetings, have the light as sponsors of discrimination common men, because he had in
A number of foreign students,
uuite a to-do over what they are ‘‘going to against minorities, in public or semi-public transcendent degree the qualities of various nationalities but speak­
do’’ and, on primary election day they places. For certainly this is an original, fun­ and powers of common men. I f ing English, can contrive working
sometimes come up with one candidate damental attack on a festering social ill. i_______
Napoleon is Europe, it is because passage here if we yould offer
(Radical pertaining to the root or origin , the people whom he sways are iit- each one a day or two of hospital­
for most of the county offices, meanwhile
fundamental;
original; underived; extreme.) , tie Napoleons." same could be said ity en route (perhaps once in two
prattling on al>out “ two party government”
or three months) only one at a
and trying to pressure loyal Democrats into
Certainly no alternative is offered anyone of H,t,er' stalin- e(c
time, as they work
their way
for accomplishing tolerance. Ministers may
Th<* point o t ,his who,e thought across the U. S. from group to
supporting the party “ ticket.”
The county Democratic organization, if preach till their blue in the face and their ,a ..that the. real so“ rce for our group of Peace-builders here.
the present trend continues, might as well tongues hang down to their knees. The non- e%l s l®8 ** ,IS ’ e people To Their equipment would be such
fold up their tents and move camp. By any compliance of their listeners who agree for personal blam„ and thp insurP that no laundry, even a sheet,
would be required of their hosts,
span of the imagination, they can hardly lie with the sermons but refuse to alter atti- anoe of existing evils,
credited with doing anything to practically tudes, profit little.
“ Why do the heathen rage and and they would be quite willing
sponsor two party government. Without
Books, editorials and essays can vigorous-
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the people imagine a vain thing? to sleep on the floor or even in
multiple candidates, there is no choice. With­ ly put forward the idea of brotherhood. But I The external world is after ail but the barn. It is the experience they
personal contacts, wider |
while there is a hard core of resistance to a reflection or working out of our want,
out choice, there is nothing.
horizons.
internal
worlds,
which
are
out
of
such
ideas
in
those
businesses
dealing
close­
May 10 is the last day for candidates to
All over the world small groups I
file for the primary election. If the past ly with the public, discrimination will yet joint at the point of self-love.
are trying to find common ground
Sincerely
yours.
holds up, there will be a deadline dash of flourish.
by cooperating, their team work
Paul Brinkman, Jr.,
party stalwarts on the Democratic side to
The one thing that demands respect, how- (
could encircle the world—a dy­
1027 S. E 57th Ave.,
file for various county offices— if no one ever, is an enforced law, with its threatening
namic course of inspiration and
Portland 15, Oregon.
achievement. We all need to get
else has already made a bid.
penalties of fines and imprisonment. T h is1
closer together, friendships outlast
Maybe there is great economy in the coun­ applies in embezzling, running through a
national barriers.
ty Democratic practice of filing only one stop sign and all of the big or little viola­
Recently a letter and folder to
candidate in the primaries. If so, it is a pen­ tions with which we are faced in the life of
this end were sent all cooperatives
ny wise and |>ound foolish course for effect­ Society. And while the threat of punishment
and hundreds of homes. Many re­
ive politicking.
doesn’t always deter the first commission of
sponded. But there are not yet
True, if there is but one candidate for law-breaking, conviction will act as a brake
nearly enough "oepn doors” to
the primaries, a place on the general election on flagrant disregard in the future.
Road T o The Poor house make a continuous chain from
ballot is assured. Yet, Republican candida­
In the United States House of Represent­
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coast to coast.
tes to the contrary have had to wage a atives, a measure has passed under sponsor
America's most popular toy this
Of particular note Is the fact
Is called the "crasher truck.” that no money Is, or will be, asked
primary campaign, with the successful bid­ ship of the Republican-Dixie Democrat coali-
tion, which offers the “ other way” to battle ^ *■ * mechanical gadget which of anyone only an "open door.”
der going into the general election.
apart when jt hit8 any thini-
For further information write
The advantage of two campaigns, it seems discrimination.
Published Friday of each week by The Pioneer Publishing Co., at
Beaverton, Oregon. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office
Beaverton, Oregon.
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to prove out, is the opportunity it gives a
party and the successful candidates to come
before the jieople and bring to focus the
basis upon which they seek the responsibil­
ity of public office.
Does it pay o ff? The Democrats, once
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they
get that
from
their eves, might recognize which party
lt JS that runs the county.
There are 22,683 registered voters in
Washington county, according to a compila­
tion of February 21. Almost half of these
have registered a preference for the Demo­
cratic label. Does the county organization
feel it is giving them a fair deal, an honest
shake, when they are totally incapable of
mustering candidates for the primary elec-
on? Not one candidate, mind you, but two
tion?
or r more!
There can be no election, in the democrat­
ic sense, without a choice between two or
more candidates or issues.
Without the necessity of making a choice,
there is no reasonable justification to parti­
cipate in an election. Without participation,
there is no representative government, other
than one-party domination.
Democrats who have a stubborn faith in
the party label must personally feel the in­
adequacies of their county organization. Do
they indicate a preference for the Demo­
cratic designation for old time’s sake or
because they seek .the type of government
which the Democratic party program public­
izes?
Unless there is a little more activity
among prospective Democratic candidates
within the county, it seems there will be
only one logical answer to the question:
Must we register GOP in order to make a
choice in county government?
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POLITE PRESSURE FAILS
Whether or not it is possible to effectively
force a community or state to adopt prac­
tices of tolerance toward fellow men of other
races or color is a vital question which will
come to a practical test starting less than 30
days from now.
Portland, which to large degree might well
measure as Oregon, has done a courageous
bit of legislating through its city council.
This passage of a nondiscriminating ordi­
nance puts the city in an unique position on
the Pacific Coast.
Portland, which to a large degree might well
racial and color frictions, with discrimina­
tion against minorities, none have had the
utter courage and straightforwardness to
lay the law down, flatly, and say “ You shall
not discriminate!"
Excuses by other city administrations is
that tolerance is a virtue *hich must come
from within. “ It must result from a Chris-
Rather than compulsion, it would set up a f B
*2CMii7on^nii«rr^Lt^\iTfi7our
rn m m iflain n tn mu!**» utnHiau UnH
billion dollars during 1950, our
Il\e man commission to make studies and government could fall apart lika
recommendations and try to curb racial, the crasher truck unless you, ss a
religious and other discriminations through dtisen, apply the brake,
persuasion and conciliation. Certainly this
Three years ago, Congress cr •-
ought to please the portion of the public J *t«d a bi-partisan, twelve-man
which finds secret delight to discrimination, Commission to study the waste
regardless of the “ face” they outwardly ex- *nd duPllcatI°n o f effot* jp th*
’
tiv« 0 ranch 0f the Federal Govern-
But the pitiful thing of such a measure. ment. Thig commission, approved
should it ever l>e enacted into law, is that it by President Truman and headed
proposes to do something about an admitted by former President Hoover, has
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evil, without the force the situation requires. turned in a report which would cut
It is lamentable and contrary to the high our tax bill three to four billion
spirit of human brotherhood that a city, a. dollars annually—if the recommen-
state or a nation must force the majority, dat,on* are enacted into law. Thu
fiv p -n v in
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RIGHT OF W A Y BY LA W
One of the aggravations o f highway travel,
which has bothered more than one motorist,
is the practice of vehicles stopping at an
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intersection leading to an arterial highway
and then blissfully pulling into the stream of
traffic, totally unmindful of onrushing cars.
According to information iron» the office
of the secretary of State. Oregon law backs
up these mopers o f the highway. And the
common highway courtesy, as outlined by
law, applies to oncoming cars, rather than
the one alxiut to enter the arterial highway.
The rule of the road states that a vehicle
which stops lie fore entering an arterial high­
way must only lie concerned with such other
vehicles as art' in the intersection or ap­
proaching closely enough to be an immediate
hazard. In other words, if there is a string
of cars lined up, the driver coming onto the
highway must only wait until cars 4 or 300
feet away at the time o f his stopping have
passed. Then he has full right of way.
There are instances of smashupe occuring
because of this law, to say nothing of the
gnashed teeth and tom hair that do not
make the casualty figures list. And the sad
awakening comes with recital o f the law
which grants to the car entering the high­
way full right of way.
Hang on to your hat and watch your blood
pressure, next time it happens. The other
guy deserves the "common courtesy", par­
ticularly when he has the right of way, by
law.
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Joe Had What?
By George N. Taylor
Portland, Oregon
TH E DALLES. Ore — Joe the
track hand
up . the . scrap
o t f)
. picked
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paper’ 7 ad u throu* h a " d lost. ‘t.
®utJln ** wa8 on* verse *
?
hack a" d 8®.be beBan nt ,he fils
page of a Bible and read on and
on unUl at last
he came to the
verse. Years later,
mean« that it would save you one
dollara
of every ten you pay in
•***
«• That it is d0 necessary
th“1 whic needs
h y ± little ‘ H
E out
and
proper.
Whether you realise it or
defense, once you have witnessed some of
the petty acts and thinking which spell out
discrimination against any minority.
Moral suasion and polite pressure have
accomplished much, as evidenced bv the
Human Relations award given Portland bv
llie National Conference of Christians and
Jews. But without the means o f enforcing
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J!—
non-discrimination,
this achievement
------- A is rec­
ognized as not quite enough.
t0: Ppace builders working com-
mittee. 1109 Sterling Ave., Berkf-
i-v o California
not, every family in the United
Statae pays yearly, on the average.
hi direct and hidden taxes, more
fbOOO.OO each to support the
*Padaral Government alone
,al" ady •utb®rued.
„ . j . , pr>j„ tt> , „ d . noth„
woj M . omjxk T ■ u’tho'rli• tYon "ii
plannvd
The Commission has recommend­
ed, (D Creation of en impartial
Board of Analysis for engineering
and architectural projects, (2)
Long-range planning of projects to
m**t the
and
of economic
££
his fafe ail aglow,
Jo* told us. The
verse *a ‘d that
aI1 Jo*'s sins had
been settled for.
The great God. in
‘ hhe .
rh8° " of
had died for him Ge>o. N. Taylor
and had come from death and the
grave to indwell him with new life.
There in the cabin deside the track
that day, Joe's pal broke out with
—“Joe, you got something. You got
new life. Your face tells It.”
Now years later, on his death
bed, his face all peaceful, Joe told :
us. Yes, God so loved you and me
and Joe that he gave his only-born
Son that if we should believe on
Him we should not perish hut have
eternal life. See John. 3:16 Bible.
cy^lei’ anii (3» Coordination of al
public works. Such prudence might
w,,„ 8. vc thc nationPfrom coliap.e.
|f vou lhlnk th„ march down the
ro«d to the poorhouse should be
halted, wire your Congressman
May ypil als0 possess Christ as
Wnte to the Citixens Committee Saviour and Lord. Then live by the
f, r »Wganization of the Executive Bible an(J prayer aRd Krow up
BrM,Hh of
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