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2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
The Case of Mr. Acheson
by Max Ascoli, Editor Q Publisher
He has been like a man engaged
The extraordinary thing about
the campaign against Secretary in high logarithmic computations
Acheson is that nearly everybody who is forced constantly to take
who has been attacking him has time off and explain to his critics
hidden behind somebody else. He what is the sum total of two and
seems to have lost the confidence two. This peculiar situation has
of the people because somebody cramped the eloquence of one of
has heard somebody say that he the most quick-minded, articulate
has lost the confidence of the peo Americans. . . . Constantly ac
ple. . .. There has been something cused of being alien to his people,
horribly unfair about the whole of not speaking their language, he
man-hunt, unfair to Acheson and has made it a point to express
unfair to the American people. A himself in the plainest possible
few weeks before the Chinese terms. Once, when a friend of his
Communists struck in Korea, was judged guilty of a terrible
Acheson had with extreme bold crime, he found that the most ap
ness established a new line of propriate way to say what he felt
offense and of defense at the was to repeat the simple words of
United Nations. At long last, the Christ. That was the high mark
Russian veto in the Security of his persecution. Even now,
Council could not paralyze any whenever the episode is recalled,
measure the non-Communist na many people who profess to wor
tions would take to reduce the ship God throw their Bibles at
dangers of war. The long political Acheson.
battle of attrition had turned into The Beginning of Foreign Policy
a battle of movement.
Acheson’s superior qualifica
Then, when the still (at best)
have been put to test under
unexplained military offensive “to tions
entirely unprecedented circum
end the war” was launched, the stances
—the circumstances of a
political line that Acheson had
established was completely out nation that for the first time in
flanked by the enemy—in Asia, its history has to play a major
in Germany, in the councils of the role in the internal affairs of
United Nations, in the minds and many countries and for the first
in the fears of men. . .. The fruits time has its destiny decided less
of Acheson’s political victory by the way its people vote at home
were squandered. The Republican than by the success or failure of
leaders in Congress had been cry its policies abroad.
Acheson has been the first Sec
ing, “Let MacArthur have his
way,” but when it became clear retary of State to realize that
that we had suffered a military even the most generous measures
and political defeat, they had only of postwar economic assistance
this to say: “Acheson must go.” are of limited use, for we are en
gaged for keeps in a struggle of
Our Fettered Diplomacy
unlimited scope. This struggle
The Korean disaster epitomizes may become one of arms, but
the plight Acheson has been in cannot be, by any stretch of
since the day he took office. All imagination, of arms alone. We
the time he has had to cope with need political skill as much as
that Messianic universalism that weapons to keep on our side the
makes us sponsor principles to men in other countries who may
be applied “everywhere in the bear weapons with us. Acheson
world” and pledge ourselves to has organized the kind of State
resist aggression “wherever it Department that is fit to tackle
may occur.” All the time he has these jobs.
had to conduct a foreign policy
Perhaps there has been, if not
that he knew was backed up by hostility, a certain apprehension
inadequate military strength. And in the country toward this man
all the time he has had to defend Acheson who has been out in
himself against an unmerciful in front, facing the fantastic unroll
ternal opposition. . . .
ing world events, and not always
Diplomacy can utilize strength, at ease in telling the people what
capitalize on achievement, or hide he has seen or the experiences
weaknesses. At times Acheson he has gone through. The people
produced magnificent results. His are still unprepared for this en
diplomacy capitalized on the tirely new situation of threaten
achievement of the Marshall Plan ing world chaos, as Acheson him
by establishing the Atlantic al self probably was at first. . . .
liance. Even the doctrine of re
By founding the Atlantic alli
sistance to aggression “wherever ance, by reforming the United
it may occur” became nearly Nations, he established the pat
workable in his reform of the tern of an American foreign pol
U.N.—that could have made the icy that other people’s reckless
General Assembly the active in ness has now seriously damaged.
strument of the non-Communist . , . [Whether or not the Secre
nations all united against Com tary remains in office] his enemies
munist subversion. .. . Yet all this will not have the satisfaction of
time the major effort of Secretary demolishing . . . his character or
Acheson was to gain enough el achievement . . . for the man who
bow room for the development of could go through such an ordeal
a global anti-Communist policy and grow with his job has ac
of his own—total diplomacy, as quired a stature quite independ
he called it
ent of any job he may hold.
"THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.”
Veteran Tells Of
Rough Time in Korea
By JEAN ROBERTS
A wind storm struck here Monday
Gates—Lieut. Norman Carey, who disrupting electric and telephone
is with the U. S. forces in Korea, service. Most every family was with
in recent letters to his wife, gives a out lights or water, and many without
“Not until Printing came could learning knock at every man a door.
graphic description of what life is heat. School was dismissed, but
This quotation, from the Latin of Cardelius, written in 1516, «urns up really like in Korea. In one letter businesses proceeded as usual with
the importance and significance of printing, down through the centuries of he expresses his gratitude that he and candles for light.
man’s development. Printing has moved hand in hand with progress and his company had cleared Pongyang
Power failure did not daunt Mae
enlightenment — it has contributed to advancement in all things cultural, just as the Chinese reds took posses Patton, a 76 year old pioneer lady,
social, economic and political Printing immortalizes in immutable black and sion of the city. His group was the who turned to a trusty gasoline lamp.
white, the finest thoughts, the clearest prose and poetry, the most impassioned last to withdraw before the bridge In fact she was so disgusted with
¡across the river was blown up behind electric service that she refused to
feelings of every age, every time.
Since Johann Gutenberg first conceived the movable separate type on them.
! turn on the lights when power was
a momentous day in 1110, printing has set the tempo for the achievements
Transportation was one of the chief restored.
of every era. And if Gutenberg is the father of the printing industry, , problems, he states. As many as
Ladies Aid was held Thursday at
certainly the patron saint of our own American printers is Benjamin I rank- nineteen men were carried, at one
the home of Mrs. Chet Blum. Seven-
lin, printer, statesman, philosopher-scientist. His devotion to duty, varied time on each of their two jeeps.
1 teen ladies were present to elect
genius, sturdy common sense wisdom and infallible honesty have set a
The cold he describes is beyond
shining example for latter-day comers to the industry, to follow and revere. One’s imagination. 'The C rations ¡officers for the coming year. Violet
Therefore, it is fitting that Printing Week, designated as January 15-21, they eat, he says, resemble a package i Wallen was named as chairman,
should incorporate the birthday of Ben Franklin, on January 17, and pay of frozen food. Though he had a Margaret Phillips secretary, Mrs. Chet
tribute to him. as well as commemorate the art of printing throughout the ¡touch of frostbite in his hands, he Blum as treasurer.
United States and Canada.
Plans were discussed for church
'assured his wife it was nothing ser
It is important that we, as Americans, dependent in every phase of our ious. His machinegun platoon had improvements. A lavatory is being
everyday thinking, planning and living upon printing, pause to pay tribute ¡been attached to a rifle company, installed at present and connecting
to those honored by Printing Week. Let us remember that through their 'because their big machine guns were water pipes in the church kitchen is
efforts the words of freedom, truth, inspiration and wisdom are poured out frozen.
another Ladies Aid project.
in an unending stream, so that in truth, "learning can knock on every
The last night in North Korea, he
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Taylor and Mr.
describes as a nightmare. The and Mrs. Giles Wagner returned home
Chinese attacked them during the last week from a trip to California
night and were on all sides of them, where they visited Duane Wagner,
[it was too dark for them to see any- w jio is stationed at San Diego. They
The security of the United States rests in the hands of the individual ^me or anything, but “We just kept were surprised to be announced as
citizen, lie is the one who has to produce, pay the taxes, and when all shooting, we were cut off again, but visitors from Oregon over a loud
jwe repulsed the attack”. Carey speaker at a public gathering.
else fails, man the guns on the firing line.
On July 21, this year, the President of the United States requested all states besides the Chinese they
Mr. Wagner, who has been favoring
law enforcement agencies, patriotic organizations and individuals to report ¡battle “cold, frostbite, trenchfoot and a crippled foot by using a cane, dis
all information relating to espionage, sabotage and subversive activities
carded his cane after the trip to
says, is of a bath, heat, clean clothes, California.
to the FBI.
On a recently issued poster, J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI says: warm food and of course HOME.
The G. E. Valentine family have
He has not had all of his clothing off
1. Be alert. A watchful citizen can save many American lives.
returned to their home at Mehama
2. Report only facts. Avoid reporting malicious gossip or idle rumors,
after spending most of the summer at
The food most looked forward to by Tillamook.
3. The nearest FBI office is listed on page I of your telephone directory.
Yes, the safety of the United States is in the hands of each man and
[hot cakes. He tells of their finding
ii batcli of hot-cake batter which had France and Germany. Lt. Carey was
■ been left behind by someone fleeing awarded a certificate of merit and
front the Reds. The temptation was citation in 1945, for meritorious and
outstanding performance of military
itoo great, they cooked and ate it.
Lt.Carey is a veteran of World War duty. He is the son of Mrs. Velma
¡11. He went over seas with the 89th Carey, of Gates. His wife, Mrs.
| division and served with Patton's Betty Carey is with her parents in
SPRAY OR BRUSH
Third army in his drive through Albany during her husband’s absence.
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Know-It-All Louie Scores Hit
With Suggestion That Worked
------ -- -------------------------- By BILLY ROSE-----------------------------------
Did anyone ever tell you the story of Know-It-All-Loule, the East
: Side tough guy who thought he knew everything about everything?
Well, it's been told, retold and mistold in the coffeehouses of Allen
♦ Street for as long as I can remember, and today, in the interests of
: folklore and folderol, I'd like to pass it along . . .
As old-timers tell it, Louie had achieved quite a reputation as a
know-it-all by the time he was kicked out of P.S. 20 after spending three
years in the seventh grade. And before he had worn out his first pair of
bellbottoms, this reputation had carried over into the poolrooms of the
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section where he
seldom played but
never missed a
chance to criticize
those who did. On
the rare occasions
when he did play,
he always had a
handy excuse for
cushions were too
fast, the balls
weren't true, etc.,
and so on.
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advice. "Y’a put three slugs in da
ol’ man an’ now we’re in plennya
trouble. Drive slow, Louie, in case
any cops is aroun’.”
"Dere ain’t no cops aroun’ here
dis time a night,” said the know-it-
all. passing through a red light.
Suddenly a prowl car scooted
around a corner and forced them
to the curb, and the cops had the
bracelets on the thieves before
Louie even had a chance to criticize
LOUIE’S OMNISCIENCE was, if
anything, even greater when it
came to matters mechanical. Any
time he saw a fellow tinkering with
his car, it was only a matter of
seconds before the know-it-all’s
head was right under the hood with
the owner’s, and if the guy took
his advice he usually wound up w ith
a face full of soot and a triple re
Understandably, the loud-mouth
got to be known around the East
Side as Know-it-AU Louie, and just
as understandably his brassiness
finally attracted the attention of a
local hoodlum known as Nick the
Carp who, at the time, was planning
to burgle a wholesale furrier and
needed a nervy kid to drive the get
When he outlined the job to Louie
he said. “Remember, no guns Da
watchman izza ol' guy and I can
handle him easy. I am t lookin’ fer
no more trouble than I hafta.”
Ioan*. of course. bod bit Ou«
idem 0» proper stick-up proce
loti UO timO It Passing
on bit itfol opinion to OOO of
Nith'l ben,bmen. Bnu pe.k o
rod jus’ •• cose." he oJtised. "Sup
pose * ot gut spots fo on stmts
Tbo night of Ibo fob lomo
perked tbo tor Joo n tbo block o
bit end begen thinking ebout hour
bed spend bu there of Ibo loot,
but «tibm o aMfter of
thoro uoro shots end N h 4 end tbo
boot terne raeatag both
NICK THE CARP turned State s
evidence and settled for 20-to-life,
and Louie might have done the same
but he insisted he could win an ac
quittal. “I know da law,” he said.
"I wuzzen atta scene a da crime,
I wuzza block away. And when I
get inna witness chair, I’ll tell 'em
a t'ing or two.”
Well, as it turned out, the know-
it-all told 'em so many things that
the judge sentenced him to the elec
“I s h o u 1 d a been my own
| mout'piece,” said Louie. "Dat stupe
| offa lawyer couldn’ hardly talk no
Il would bo nice to chronicle
ibe! Knou-lt-All-Louie reformed
during tbo loti mournful mile, but
I i. ouldn't bo sticking to the coffee
house feels. A.tuelly be lectured
tbo a er den on bow to run e pris
on. tomplesned beceuse the cook
brJn‘1 rubbed bis lest sleek u ilb
ger he. end a hen bis beed end
cels os uero being sbeted bo esen
edlised the berber on bow Io engle
"Ya dummoi," said Nick to the
henchmen who had taken Louie’s 1
January 18, 1951
Finally Louie was led into the
little room with the big chair and
strapped in—but he wasn't through
yet. When the executioneer threw
the switch all that happened was a
cracking flash from the fuse box.
"Da fuse ain't big enough ta
carry da load." advised Louie from
under his helmet. "Ya need a bigga
A few minutes later he was very
dead Know-It-All Louie had finally
come up with a suggestion that
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