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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
DON I'KTERSON. Publisher
Entered a« ■•«•ond-claaH matter November 10. 1044 at th»* |>oet office at
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of Slarch 3. 1079.
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COMMUNITY AIMS THRU CO-OPERATION
SANTIAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
MILL CITY STREET IMPROVEMENT.
LOCAL YOUTH RECREATION CENTER
MILL CITY DIAL TELEPHONE SYSTEM
MILL CITY PARK PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL.
ELIMINATION OF BANFIELD'S NIGHTMARE.
MILL CITY AREA SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM.
IMPROVE HIWAY 222 BETWEEN MILL CITY AND LYONS.
OBTAIN CANYON YEAR 'ROUND PAYROLL INDUSTRIES.
DETROIT. GATES, AND MILL CITY UNION HIGH SCHOOL.
Will be at his Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment
•THE PAPER THAT II \S NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS."
November 1. 1951
4 2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
. FIRST. ALBANY
• ner of the picture of the difficulties
Many have read by now of the | of present-day youth in America. But
escapade (for lack of a more serious I it is enough to illustrate that prob-
word) of three teen-age girls who in 1 lems arise not only from squalor and
In our letter-box we found a letter which gave us cause for thought. Our a 36-hour whirl in New York managed poverty but also amid conditions in
way of thinking has been challenged. We shall in the following sentences to spend and to lose over $18,000 which life is made easy for youngsters,
and paragraphs attempt a clear picture of our way of thinking. We accept which they found in the home of a enjoyment appears the main objective,
Ruth Stovall's statement about lynchings, bail, and jailing of certain per Nahant, Massachusetts, doctor for and concern for others is secondary
sons. Basically Ruth Stovall is correct concerning fascism in the I nited whom the youngest was baby-sitting. if not forgotten. If children receive
These girls, it may be noted, did not only a material scale of values, noth
We cannot go along with the idea that Presiden* Harry S. Truman is a come from drab backgrounds where ing satisfies.
demagogue’. President Truman means what he says about freedom and they had been starved of fun and
Meanwhile, parents who try to set
COMPLETE STOCK OF SAWS AND PARTS
civil liberties. Congress passed the Smith Act; the President must as the beauty. They came from fairly com constructive standards for their chil
Chief Executive see that it is enforced. We are confident that he w ill see that fortable homes, where the complaint I dren, to impose wise safeguards, and
it is enforced in harmony with his open statements.
of one was that she had to come in require a contribution to family duties
by 10 o’clock at night, of another that are made to appear hardhearted,
President Truman made the following statement at the dedication of the she was not allowed to smoke, and overly strict, and “old-fashioned” by
American Legion Washington headquarters. August II, 1951, We want to the third that life at high school was parents who neglect their responsi
protect the country against disloyalty--of course we do. We have been pun dull. One had enjoyed numerous trips bilities.
ishing people for disloyal acts, and we are going to keep on punishing the and night club visits with an indulgent
This is not to say that the whole
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guilty whenever we have a case against them. But we don t want to destroy aunt. Even after arrest their first in problem of juvenile delinquency is one
our whole systert of justice in the process. We don t want to injure innocent terest appears to have been in show of “delinquent parents.” There are
people. And yet the scurrilous work of the scandal mongers gravely threat ing off expensive clothes they had social conditions, slum surroundings,
ens the whole idea of protection for the innocent in our country today.
bought. Only gradually came a con- and family misfortunes that impose
“Perhaps the Americans who live outside of Washington are less aware sciousness of the injury done by tak- heavy handicaps on the most well-
of this than you and I. If that is so. I want to warn them all. Slander, ing someone else’s savings.
meaning. There are some younsters
lies, character assassination-these things are a threat to every single citi
This, of course, is only a small cor- who remain a mystery to the most
zen everywhere in this country. When even one American-who has done
nothing wrong--is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth,
with the duties of society and of par
ents, youth must awaken to a share
then all Americans are in peril.
“It is the job of all of us--of every American who loves his country and
of responsibility in this matter.
—From Christian Science Monitor
his freedom--to rise up and put a stop to this terrible business. This is one Editor, Mill City Enterprise:
of the greatest challenges we face today. We have got to make a fight for
Your editorials on the former posi
tion of the United States as a haven
real 100 percent Americanism."
A TRUST NOT IN PERPETUITY
for oppressed people, is commendable.
Credit Max C. Fleischmann, wealthy
General Omar N. Bradley. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recent How sad and how true it is that the industrialist (yeast and liquor) who
ly set out the United States' military position. Bradley said. "From a people of the world are asking what ended his own life because he was
global view point--and with the security of our nation of prime importance— has happened to the much-vaunted suffering with an incurrable disease,
our military mission is to support a policy of preventing communism from civil liberties of the American people. I with wisdom as well as goodwill in
gaining the manpower, the resources, the raw materials and the industrial And they are asking how we can ! planning the disposition of his estate.
capacity essential to world domination. If Soviet Russia ever controls the preach democracy when lynchings are He left his multimillions to be used
entire Eurasian land mass, then the Soviet-satellite imperialism may have on the increase; when the right of for the well-being of mankind but
NEW AND USED
the broad base upon which to build the military power to rule the world.
reasonable bail is being denied; when specified that principal and interest
"Korea, in spite of the importance of the engagement, must be looked men and women are being jailed be should be expended within 20 years
upon with proper prospective. It is just one engagement, just one phase cause of their ideas.
after the death of his widow. He put
of this battle that we are having with the other power center in the world
It is time that we began to realize only two strings to the management
which opposes us and all we stand for. For five years this ‘guerilla dip that we are in a state of near-fascism of the foundation he set up. One was
PARTS AND SUPPLIES
lomacy' has been going on. In each of the actions in which we have parti in this country. Fascism, you know, that no money should go to any organ
cipated to oppose this gangster conduct we have risked World War III. doesn’t necessarily require a swastika ization whose earnings go to private
But each time we have used methods short of total war. As costly as Ber as its emblem, our American flag can individuals and the other was that
lin and Greece and Korea may be. they are less expensive than the vast also be degraded by those who are none of the money should be used for
destruction which would be inflicted upon all sides if a total war were to exerting every effort to take over propaganda purposes or to influence
where Hitler was forced to leave off. legislation.
ALBANY — 2 Miles South on 99E
One thing I can’t understand is how
The idea of terminating the trust in
We are sorry that we have failed to give the idea that the United States’ you can have the respect you seem a given period is sensible—(Fleisch KH»aH»ßaoaHöiSöiä»ö»«aii5iSööKiöS(öa»>sofö»»»ia»siöaö»»aö»His»Kntc
domestic policy is vitally tied to foreign policy. We have earnestly sought to have for Harry S. Truman. Here mann sought no immortality through z:
to point this fact out. Loud and long we have cried out about Congress's is the man who is the demagogue of a trust in perpetuity)—and the con
them all. He consistently speaks out ditions imposed on trustees are rea
disregard of this fact.
W'e do not believe Communist spokesman when they promise peace and of both sides of his mouth, promising sonable. They will have wide latitude
freedom for the peoples of the world. We believe instead that Communists the people one thing and then doing in selecting the objects of benefaction
deny a simple truism--as we must die in the future, so also must we live exactly the opposite. In a letter to —and there will be plenty of qualified
in the present ...Comm un 1st leaders would, if allowed, entrap the peoples of the American Chemical association, applicants desiring to share in the
Mr. Tuman warned against restric 1 funds.—From The Statesman.
this earth in a state of living death.
tions on freedom of thought. He said,
"Many of the ideas, social and scien
WE HAVE PURCHASED THE EQUIPMENT AND BUSINESS
tific alike, which now seem axiomatic, of the Attorney General which were
were once regarded as radical. Pro
gress will come to an end if Ameri
Very truly yours,
cans are ever afraid to experiment
Courtney R. Johns
boldly with new ideas." Well, we all
AND SOLICIT YOUR PATRONAGE
know, or should know, that in these
* * *
days of name-calling and witch-hunt I
ing, to follow Mr. Truman’s counsel Mr. Courtney R. Johns
means possible jailing under the District Attorney
Smith act. He talks about peace in Linn County Courthouse
words so eloquent and in the same Albany, Oregon
Areas and Surrounding Communities — Call for Service at
speech tells of the fantastic new wea Dear Mr. Johns:
I received the letter of the Attorney
pons being constructed in this country.
STAYTON—541 Third Street
I could give further examples. Suf- | General w hich you referred to me,
Sumpter Jewelry Bldg.
rfice it to say that Mr. Truman is a and which contained a list of persons
small-time, Pendergast-machine poli- having paid the Special Federal Tax
tition, a perfect tool of the big money on “gaming devices”.
interests in this country. And if the
For a long time there has been no
1952 presidential elections present us gambling in Linn County, with the
with a Truman versus a Taft or an exception of a few nickel punch
Eisenhower, what then? As far as boards licensed by the cities. If the
I can see, there is no difference. Are other counties were as free from
we going to break our historic tradi gambling as we are in this county,
tion and place a military man in the 1 the Attorney General would have no
presidency? Are we going to install occasion to concern himself with the
Taft, a man who agrees with General ! subject.
McArthur that if we started a war in
He should not have made it look like I
Korea we should be willing to finish I there are slot machines in the county,
it on the battlefield? No, we need a because there are not.
His list of
man who will speak for peace, mean “gaming devices" was only a list of pin
what he says and do something con ball machines, on all of which have
been paid the privilege tax collected
crete about it.
Y'es, I dare to say that it is the by the State Tax Commission under
United States that speaks of peace the 1947 state law. Also, all of these
when we are actually bringing closer machines were found to be for amuse-
the danger of a 3rd world war with . ment only, and constructed so that
3 Miles East of Mill City
no apparent willingness to understand they can not pay off.
that it means devastation for the
However, we all want to co-operate,
whole world and that includes us. and so in compliance with the mandate
| We’re not the only ones who have the of the Attorney General, all punch
secret of the atom bomb. If we use it, boards, even those taxed by the cities,
7 Days a Week From I p.m. to 3 a.m.
we can expect it to be used on us. So are definitely “out". Also, no over-
far. we are the only country in the the-counter pay off on pin ball ma
world which has threatened to use chines ever has. or will be tolerated.
Although I feel the Attorney Gen
atomic bombs ami weapons.
There is one other thing you don’t eral’s letter and the statements by I
make clear and that is that our domes him to the press were unjustified and
tic and foreign policies are tied to unwarranted in so far as any gamb-
gether. If we oppress people in our I ling in Linn County is concerned, I I
I country, deprive them of their con- j will continue to give the matter my
I stitutional liberties, then it follows constant attention.
[that our aims are the same wherever
Perhaps the help of the State Police
we have influence in the world. Take may be needed to stamp out gambling I
away my freedom and you take away j in some counties, but certainly not in
our own. Sincerely. RUTH STOVALL ' Linn County where gambling has i
Mill City Enterprise
Very truly yours,
H. A. Southard. Sheriff. |
Mill City, Oregon
I am taking the liberty of forward
ing you a copy of a letter received
from our sheriff. I feel that it
NF.RV El» FROM I P.M. TO 3 A.M
woul»i be only just to pass the infor
mation contained therein on to your
It is evident that there are no slot
machines in Linn County and gamb
ling is practically nonexistent. How
ever. a different impression was cer
tainly inferred by the general remarks
M c C
Our Way of Thinking
Lyons Saw Shop
Editor's Leiter Box
South Side Trailers
MILL CITY MEAT MARKET
Quality Meats and Groceries
Santiam Ready Mix Co.
Prompt Service in
Stayton-Mill City-Mt. Angel
Dinners and Dancing
Orchestra O’ Music
Friday Saturday ¿r Sunday
Marion County Redi Mix Co.