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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1950)
The MILI. CITY ENTERPRISE
Editor's letter Box:
MILL CITY, OREGON
DON PETERSON, Publisher
To the Editor:
In recent months I have worked
for a number of weekly newspapers
in Oregon and have observed many
others. 1 wish to state that, in com
parison with them, the Enterprise to
day ranks right up there with the
best weekly newspapers in the state.
It is consistently newsy, and is ty
pographically far superior to the av
erage country weekly.
As former publisher, I’m glad to
acknowledge the many improvements
made in the Enterprise since you be
gan running it.
Very truly yours,
Entered as second-class matter November 10, 1*44 at the post office at
Mill City. Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 187».
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‘THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.
"Lest We Forget”
We are approaching an important national election at a time when
world affairs seem of paramount importance. I he rapid and dramatic course
of events in Korea commands our daily interest and attention. Beyond Korea,
our deepest aspirations and hopes are for the attainment of security and
peace in the world.
But we cannot ignore the real domestic issues that are at stake in
the November election. In fact, we cannot separate the domestic from
the international issues even if we attempt to do so. Our hopes for
security and peace are inextricably bound up with our efforts to preserve
a strong and stable economy in our own country.
For the past seventeen years we have had national administrations
which have believed that the power and authority of the people, operating
through their government, can and should be used to “promote the common
Under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman the powers of government
have been used in the interest of farmers, workers, businessmen and con
sumers. Our natural resources have been developed and conserved through
programs of reclamation, reforestation, soil conservation, and the public
development of hydro-electric power.
Our human resources have been protected by increased governmental
activity in the fields of education, health and housing by the adoption of the
Social Security system.
Farmers have been assured of reasonable prices, and workers have won
the right of collective bargaining.
All of these measures have helped us to achieve the greatest and
most widely distributed prosperity and the most stable democratically ruled
economy that the world has ever known.
Some have watched this progress with misgivings and alarm. We have
been warned of the danger of bankruptcy and against trends of socialism,
communism, statism and bureaucratic domination. Yet our schools, our
churches, our individual freedoms, have never been more secure than they
One of the things that is at stake in this election is whether we shall
continue to go forward along this well-charted road of progress or whether
we shall become afraid and turn back.
We had a sample of retrogression during the 80th Congress, and the
verdict of the voters in 1918 was emphatic in favor of going forward again
along the course that the people of America have overwhelmingly chosen and
approved. We cannot afford another experiment with reaction.
Korean War--Touchstone of
Reprinted From The “Charleeton Gazette
By MRS. O. J. WHITE
shower for the L. R. W'allace
family, whose home was destroyed
by fire last week, was sponsored by
the Eagles Auxiliary on Monday eve
ning, October 23 at the Eagles club
Many friends attended and
numerous useful and lovely gifts were
received. The Wallaces plan to re
build on their own lot but at present
have secured a house from Mrs. H.
Refreshments were served
by Mrs. Stunt, Mrs. DeBolt and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Wiggins spent
the weekend with their daughter and
family Mr. and Mrs. Don Norton in
The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Farron is still in the Shrine hospital
in Portland. It became necessary to
rebreak the arm and scrape away
excess cartilage which hail formed
following an old break. Two other
operations may be necessary, al-
though not soon, before his arm is
The teachers from the high school
here attended the high school teachers
institute held in Albany over Monday
and Tuesday and all grade teachers
attended the institute held in Salem,
janitors from both schools attended
the workshop held for janitors also.
Mrs. S. T. Moore entertained a
Norblad tor Congress Committee.
28x Earl G. Mason
Painting and Papering
Recently o copy of o wew frooi
H Ralph McGdl — "lsr eel Ko
Go.. Lori month Fy T end
Lev* — showed up on w» desk
end I hegen to thumb through
U out of o >«•>« of duty.
I Curled ei duly <•***»
become c ompednon. fee McGUl.
editor of one of the South i
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number of teachers and friends at a
Pd. Ad. D. E. Woodring, Salem, Ore.
dinner party 'on Wednesday evening
preceding the PTA reception. Those
present were Mr. and John Cannon,
Mr. and Mrs. Otis White, Mr. and
Mrs. Russel Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Sorseth, Mrs. Claxton, and Mrs. Lloyd ,
The regular PTA meeting was held
on Monday evening at the grade
school, Mr. Jeff Boyer, presiding. The
teachers from both schools being
absent due to teachers institute and
an absence of many parents affected
the attendance greatly. Plans for
the teachers reception set for Oct. 25
at grade school were discussed. Mr.
Paid Pol. Adv.
Kels of Marion County Community
Chest and Mr. Remington of the
county school office were speakers
of the evening representing the Ma
rion county chest.
were served in the cafeteria follow
ing the meeting by Mrs. Reba Snyder
SPRAY OR BRUSH
and Mrs. Jeff Boyer.
SIGNS ANY SIZE
BLUE BIRDS SPONSORED BY
GET YOl'K FREE ESTIMATE NOW FOR INTERIOR
MEHAMA WOMENS CLUB
DECORATING. 10% LESS FOR WORK BOOKED FOR
The Women’s club Wednesday un-
RAINY SEASON AND WINTER MONTHS.
animously voted to sponsor a Blue
Bird organization for 2nd, 3rd and
4th grade girls. A suggestion was
also made at the meeting to organ
Phone 3215 or Write Box 607, Mill City
ize a teen-age club, which was met
by enthusiasm by many present.
Hostesses for the evening were
Mrs. Jerry Coffman and Mrs. Shirley
ALBERT TOMAN. Prop.
Claude lewis’ Service Station
A l AWw?u/
"One Good Term
for Friday Ô* Saturday
I HILL TOP GENERAL STORE
'Israel Revisited' Meaningful
Answer to What Nation Is Like
J. W. GOIN
The lumber industry has recently
perfected a new soil improver, ten
tatively called FERSOLIN, which is
essentially sawdust, treated by simple
chemical means. Preliminary tests of
the soil improver on vegetable plants
indicate higher rates of seed germi
nation, earlier ripening and increased
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE \ ID
OF THEIR COUNTRY.
When this writer learned to type he literally wrote that sentence hun
dreds of (lines.
IS NOW THE TIME? Hundreds of our young men have gone to the
aid uf their country, some have fought and died in far off lands. Hundreds
more will be drafted into the armed forces so they too can learn to kill.
Today we face a unique periml in our history, never before except in time
of actual conflict have we mobilized our resources for war. Why the change?
Never before have we as a Nation feared anyone or anything. We
fear the unknown. We hear rumors that another Nation has thousands of
airplanes, tanks, guns and untold millions of soldiers. No longer are we
sure that we can allow another to strike the first blow and then go on to
win. Even now we hear men in high public esteem saying: "Strike now,
we are better prepared than they". Yes, today, we are afraid. But as the
late Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself’’.
BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
Yes, now is the time for al) good men to come to the aid of their
country—to make this, our country, the strongest Nation in the world.
Let men hope, talk, work, and pray for peace.
Our national security is the guarantee of our safety, our freedom, and
our democratic form of government. Our domestic life, our economic life,
our religious life, and indeed every activity, interest, or plan that we may
have, is insecure or lost if our national security is impaired, It must be ------------------------------------ By BILLY ROSE-------------------------------------
Early in 1949, my missus and I took a trip around the world,
kept above partisan politics!
No local official, be he governor, state legislator, or other office holder, and one of the countries we got to see was Israel. At the time,
many of the streets of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem were still
can make decisions directly affecting our national security . . . only Congress criss-crossed with barbed wire, and the roads leading through the
can do that.
hills of Judea were littered with burned-out trucks. Nevertheless, thanks
Your only control over this deadly serious matter is through your choice to an old Chewy and a pair of even older legs, I managed to see most
of Congressmen. EXERCISE THAT CHOK E NOV. "th BY VOTING. of this tiny country, and when I left it a few weeks later I was pretty ex
l*t nothing prevent you from the exercise of that privilege. It is your cited about what I had seen.
When we got back to New York,
right and duty and il will be two yearn before you have another opportunity.
mv old boss, Bernard M. Baruch,
asked me to put my enthusiasm in
Atlanta Constitution, hod ohvi-
my pocket and try to estimate Is
ously gone to Israel with on
rael's chances of survival in this
highly competitive world. I told
with facts i end figures before
him that one swing around the
molting it up.
globe wasn't enough
I’ve met Mr. McGill once or twice,
to make an econo
and before I was halfway through
mic expert out of a
his book I found myself wondering
how this soft-spoken and hard-head
jack, but that I had
ed gentleman from Georgia had
come away from Is
come to write such an incisive and
rael with the gen-
insightful commentary on the com
eral impression that
plicated events now shaping up at
its people w ere
the far end of the Mediterranean.
(a) intelligent, <b)
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tough as nails, and
SI’I DS. No. I
I GOT TO THINKING about it
and. as I hunch it, the answer is
YES silt imn ; FOOD
0 out to make a go of their new lives. triple pronged First, McGill is an
Irishman, which means that while
"A business or nation with those he has a lively sense of justice in
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general he has no axiom to grind
o count of itself." said Mr. Baruch. about Tstael in particular. Second,
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KR \ l I MAYONNAISE
he is first, foremost and fastidious
SINCE MY VlJvlf, I’ve heard ly a newspaperman, avaricious for
nothing to change my snap ap facts but plenty leary of special
praisal of Israel’s chances. On the pleading propaganda. And third, he
other hand. I’ve read darned little has a long record as a fighting
HEINZ < \1SI C
on the subject which could be Southern liberal, and once he’s got
a classed as good objective reporting.
ten his facts straight he's not one
Most of the favorite stuff was too to by-pass those touchy areas where
even angels fear to tiptoe.
men who were out to make as good
Ask For and Save Valuable Coupons
When I finished reading
a case for the new nation as possi
reel Retimed. I was. of couru,
And as for the dissenters—
for FREE Rogers Silverware
well, as was to be expected, most
carrying a 2.000-year-oki chip on
there. The importent thing il
that, without pullmg any punch-
October 26, 1950
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
er. be has u mien a boob about
this control and little country
which one can read Ktlbotl
mg the author of same.
Here, at last, ia a meticulous and
meaningful answer to the often-
asked question, "What's Israel real
Call Bill Obershaw
From where I sit...
You Can't Build
A Better Mousetrap!
“They’re not the best-looking
boarders a man ever had." Hack
Turner said one day, “and they’ve
got awful tempers. But I’ve found
it pays to have ’em around.
Hack was talking about a fam
ily of barn owls, nesting in his silo
this year. Some folks believe those
little white-faced screechers kill
chickens—and ought to be shot on
sight. But Hack disagrees.
“Up at State University they’ve
studied barn owls for years —and
never known one to eat a chicken.
On the other hand, a daddy owl
will clean up around 300 mice a
month. Farmers that kill barn
owls are throwing away the best
mousetraps known to man ! ”
From where I sit, when someone
shows a prejudice against any
group of animals or humans — it’s
usually just based on misunder
standing. For instance, some folks
are plumb intolerant about those of
us who enjoy an occasional quiet
glass of beer. Get to really know us
and you're liable to And we're
pretty good birds at that!
Copyright, 10 SO. I'oiled Stata Brewers Foundation
Vote for a man who is Courageous,
Honest, Faithful to American
25 X CARDWELL
Cardwell for Legislature Committee