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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (March 2, 1950)
MILL CITY, OREGON
DON PETERSON, Publisher
TOM COURTNEY JR . Editor
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Do Standards Change?
We have In our State and Federal government a department called
the Bureau of Weight» and Standards. It i» this bureau that keep» a
constant check to be sure that a pound or a gallon i» actually what it I»
represented to be. That I», they have a standard established to be correct
and all other weights anti measures must meet their value or be declared
There are also certain moral standards, established in the thinking
of the average American. While these moral standards are not under the
surveilance of the government there are few |H-ople indeed who do not
know right from wrong. However, Individuals who are most inslstant
upon receiving an exact measure in the commercial world are sometiiru*
lax with their moral »tan<lards.
it I» not uniiMiiai to hear suggestions today that the people of this
canyon should forget established standards until the "boom” Is over. They
4'ontinue to suggest that the canyon area should be thrown wide open
to ail forms of vice.
Because roost people realize the inconsistency of such logic it presents
no great problem. However it I» the co-worker of »uch thinkers who,
though dressed In different costume to be sure, do present a hazard to the
canyon. These are the people who in normal times would not think of
profiteering, who would not think of drhing industry out of the canyon,
who would not wish to make the practice of fighting against better
educational facility's. The«' are the people who have lost conscience,
who have refused to examine the future, who wish temporarily to remove
the standard». They have done so when property price« have tas'ii
pushed out of reason in ho|M*s of making a quick fortune.
This Is not the first time that this editorial column has been dedi
cated to this subject nor shall it be the last. .It seems that it should
be obvious that if It Is ever wrong to take unfair advantage of our
fellow men it is always wrong. There Is no substitute or postponement
of righteousness. Right Is right and It has always been so. Should the
efforts of this paper leave these "standard changers” cold, and should
the persuasion of their fellow citizens be of no affect, may destiny deal
with these unscrupulous who refuse to make contribution to their fellow
Till’ news wires bring the story today that the federal court has
found the I'ill ted Mine Worker», not guilty, tn the charge of contempt.
That was not surprising, »Ince there was little question as to their guilt
In the first place tn as much a» Lewis hail ordered the men back to work.
However, with the nation'» coal bln* dwindling Into a critical stage
speculators today wondered if the “not guilty” verdict would encourage
the miner» to return to the pits.
Marquis Childs, liberal columnist and recent speaker at Oregon's
prism conference stated:
"The demands that Lewis has been able to enforce because of his
monopolistic hold have created a distortion with serious implications
for the whole economy. It has contributed to price rises that have
steadily pushed up the whole price level. As a result many American»
—in agriculture anil outside the unionized Industries are—being priced
out of the market
Should enough |>eople be pushed out of the market by price limitations
it would of course have an Immediate effect on consumer demand. Already
many large Industrialists have ordered conversion to other types of power.
Should this hap|M*n on a wide enough scale, the pensions, wage increase«,
and Improved working conditions would after all be of little advantage
to the needy miners.
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March 2, 1950
2—THE MH-I- CITY ENTERPRISE
Susie Teeters, and Clifford Creek. License to Shoot Crows?
They all attend Stayton high school.
Mehama’s shuffle board team Permits for shooting crows on the
which was organized two weeks ago Sauvie Island Game management
by Lawrence Teagan will compete area are now being issued at the
Wednesday night with Stayton to Portland office of the Game Com-
play off a tie. Contenders are Bob mission it was announced today by
Bowling, Art and Helen Andersen, Charles Lockwood. State Game
Bob Sischo, Bob Sylvester, Lawrence Director.
The crow hunter must have a
and Evelyn Teagan and Y?het Smith.
Roy and Hazels fountain lunch is hunting license and a special free
Mrs Art Andersen of Lyons, and
plan to move soon. They spent sev- being remodeled and plans to be open permit to shoot on the area. The
eral days last week visiting Merle for business this weekend. A variety permits will expire at the end of
BY JEAN ROBERTS
store has been added with fountain each month and a new permit will
and Vivian Johnson at Glendale.
Despite the rain and rising water
A stork shower given by Mrs. Law and lunch operating as before. An be issued upon request at the Port-
a number of ladies attended Ladies rence Teagan and Mrs. Ethel Moses added feature is commercial hem- land office.
Aid Friday in the church basement was held at the club house last week : stitching which will be done.
The areas where crow shooting
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Davis of Van- will be allowed will be changed
and watched a demonstration given honoring Mrs.
by Mrs. Kau of Salem, of embroidery Forty-six guests attended and en- . couver Wash, visited Mrs. Davis’ par monthly to allow for crow migrations
on a sewing machine. Without the tered into the spirit of the occassion ents Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Guilliams and to provide for the least possible
Tommy Lee interference with wintering water
aid of any attachment she embroid- by drawing baby pictures and des- I over the weekend.
ered, made lace, and nemstiched on cribing cute tricks of childhood. Re Hutchison a grandson of Guilliams fowl and upland game birds, said
an ordinary sewing machine. Every- freshments of cake, ice cream and accompanied them and will visit his
Lockwood. Lockwood stressed that
one at the meeting was thoroughly coffee were served by the hostesses grandparents for a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Melnar have pur- the permits only allow hunting on
impressed by the beauty and simpli
Farmers Union met Friday for
city of her work. Following the meet their monthly social night. A mov ! chased a large trailer house and plan the designated areas on state-owned
to move into it soon. Mr. and Mrs. land and are not a license or author
ing dainty refreshments were served ing picture was presented.
by Mrs Luther Stout and Mrs. Reed
Mehama was well represented at Frank Buckler who have been living ity to trespass on private property.
the state debating tournament held up the North Fork on the old Mitchel
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Johnson who at Linfield college in McMinnville place will occupy the Melnar house.
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Phillips visited
have lived in Mehama for many years last week. Entered from the Junior
have sold their property to Mr and debating class were Leonard Smith, I a brother Dick Phillips at Estacada
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ryland made a
business trip to Gasten on Wednes
BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
$1 per month and up
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Monroe ac-
Also serving Gates and Lyons
j compainied Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mon-
jroe on a weekend trip to Grants Pass,
where they visited a cousin Mrs.
Claria Phillips and daughter Bev-
They reported many trees
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broken by the heavy snow during
The following story was passed on to me by one of the field
the past winter in the Roseburg area,
men of the national labor relations board. I’m running it, not be
and daffodils in bloom at Canyon-
cause I'm jumble-brained enough to think it proves anything, but
because it’s an interesting yarn. If you find any moral or message
Coincidences are funny things says
in it—well, remember you’re strictly on your own. . . .
i Mrs. Monroe. Stopping in Eugene
In December of 1947. a strike was called in a textile plant In New
for dinner they were surprised to
England, and when the picket lines first appeared everybody thought they
I see Mr. and Mrs. Horace McCarley
were only part of the usual bluff and bluster that went with contract-re
GENERAL AUTO and
newal time. But as the days added up to weeks and the weeks to months,
and Chet Smith also of Mehama.
the townspeople began to worry.
Further in down the road they were
The strike, as far as anyone could
Arc and Acetylene
work and were surprised to see Clsur
He walked to a desk near the
make out, had nothing to do with
window and wedged his bulk Into
Humphreys of Lyons who recently
wages and work
! moved to Roseburg.
"That's right,” said Miss Peck.
but seemed to be
"Helen Brennon used to sit in front
based on the in
Don’t Borrow—Subscribí' Today!
of you and Burt Murphy had the
ability of labor
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cuse me until I finish correcting
ment to sit at
the same table
ing four - letter
FIVE MINUTES later, Burt Mur
phy walked in. There was a grin on
words at each
his face, but when he saw the
tile man he stopped smiling.
"I’m glad you got my note
dent of the textile company, had
one meeting with Burt Murphy, re could come," said Miss Peck,
A Written Warranty with each tire—38,000 dealers
cently elected head of the union, you remember where you used to
but after a few minutes of invective sit?”
to serve Y'OU — a warranty against defects for the
and table-thumping, both men had
"W bat's tbit all about?" asked
life of the tire.
stomped out and from then on had
the union bon.
refused to talk to each other except
The old lady looked al him
through local headlines. And when
os er her glasses. "If you'll lake
FIRST GRADE MATERIAL — FIRST GRADE WORKMANSHIP
a national labor relations man had
your seat," the said, "the clan
offered his services as mediator,
he had been told to peddle his pa
next to Hanson.
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"Things haven't changed much,
TO A FEW insiders, however,
the animosity between Hanson and have they?" said Miss Peck pleas
Murphy was nothing new; in fact, antly. "You're still throwing spit
it had been going on since they were balls at each other, only now they
kids in a village 60 miles north of hurt a lot more than they used to.
the mill town. They had competed Do you remember how it was with
for the same position on the school you two in the old days? Most of
baseball team (Albert had gotten the time you were pretty good
it), and pulled the pigtails of the
same junior miss (Burt had mar you’d get into an argument and
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ried her). And they had continued make so much noise that none of
to cat-and dog it during the years the other pupils could do any work
"And when you did. I'd just stop
when Hanson was fighting his way
up from salesman to plant presi the class, make you stand up, and
dent and Murphy was organizing tell you to go outside and not come
back until you had straightened
things out. Sometimes you’d go out
One day, al the strike uei go
in the' woods and settle it with
ing into Hi fourth month, the
your fists, and other times you'd go
textile man got a note from old
down to the brook, sit on the bank
Was Your Fa nr 7/y MYar/y Enough
ichoolteacher. "Dear Albert," it
and talk it out, but you'd always
read, "I hat en t teen you in al
come back smiling. Stand up, you
most 40 yeari, and I'd appreciate
it if you would come by the
The two men got to their feet and
echoolhoute al 10. Sincerely,
walked out of the room.
"You heard what ths teacher
Hanson chuckled at the precise.
schoolmarmlsh handwriting, but he said,” said ths labor leader. "Do
remembered the old lady kindly, we go into the woods and slug It
and so on Saturday he got up early out?”
"You aluayt had a pretty good
and drove the 60 miles to his home
left," satd the textile bon. "Hou>
about letting a conciliation board
The schoolhouse looked much as
settle our argument"
he remembered it, and so did the
room inside with its neat rows of
“Fair enough," said Murphy,
desks But the thing that hit him "but I still want to play first base.”
right in the nostalgia was the sight
"AU right, if you'll keep away
of Miss Peck herself, still sitting from Helen Brennon.”
behind her desk on the raised plat
"Seeing as bow she's my wife.”
form in front of the blackboard.
said Murphy, "that's going to be
"It's been a long time. Albert,” tough. But if you're stlU stuck on
the girl, drop around tonight and
"Not so long as I thought." said I'll get her to fry up an extra chop.”
her old pupil. "Let's see. Seem* I
Then the two men walked back
used to sit right over there."
into the schoolhouse to report.
ALBERT TOMAN, Prop.
'Dear Old Golden Rule Days/
Help Resolve Labor Difficulty
Open Saturday Afternoons
The Frosty Months
are Costly and Long
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It must be renumbered that the mine owner» are organized in a»
strong a body as the miners and they must be ready to accept responsi
bility along with the miners at any hardship that 1» being enforced on the
nation and it» economy. It is a question whether or not that the time
has arrived when It behooves the nation to take over complete and permanent
ownership of the mines, perha|>s neither »ide can be expected to give
in to the other. Coal is a natural resource that belongs to the entire nation
and as such we liave a right to show our interest when suffering cannot
Any group in any field which make* demand» without respect to the
nation is undermining their own future.