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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
DON PKTERSON, Publisher
Entered as oecond-elasa matter November 10, 1944 at the post office at
Mill City. Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 1379.
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“THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.
Is This Christianity?
That official» in the religious life of our country are inauing long-winded
Mtatement» against our Pre»ident'» appointment of an ambassador to the
Vatican state is a sad state of affairs. It is an abuse of the great right of
petition so important to us. A privilege is only a privilege so long a» it is
treated as such. Using the power and influence of the religious part of our
lives againnt the simple appointment of an ambassador to the Vatican state
1» the doing of an act which cheapens the religious beliefs of millions of
Indeed, a feeling of disgust erupts when viewing those of the Presidents
own religious faith feverishly signing their names to petitions against Gen.
Mark Clark's being ambassador to the Vatican state. True, a U.S.A. citizen
may rightly petition his government about anything, but—and it is a big
“buf—there is no right to hurl insults by that route. It is an insfilt
insult to the
U.S.A, that poorly informed citizens should be party to spilling poisonous
words on the less than “world shaking” thing of a U. S. representative to
the Vatican state.
It U admitted by all that our form of government means freedom from
religious control, Our founding father» wanted the new government free of
religious fetter», That their choice was a wise one is clear. If the same
fanatic» who now shout so emotionally were in control of govern
ment—how strange the things we would see done in the name of Christianity.
By what means an ambassador to the Vatican state would control our I .S.A.
government and ruin our religious frt-edom has not been explained. Rest
assured no explanation will be given.
If there isn’t the guiding hand of small politicians back of this “no
Vatican state ambassador" petitioning—no doubt they are greedily using it.
Those who thirst for power have little mind for the rights of true religious
they thrive on abuse of such
and political freedom— rather
President has not withdrawn his recommendation—he stands firm.
President pleaded with the religious leaders of the U.S.A, not a year
for a simple, united stand for Christianity.
The President got nothing except bitter criticism for his effort», He
wanted this simple affirmation of Christian faith so that Stalin can not say
so freely all over the world that ours is not a true ( hristian nation, Now
these* same religious officials add more fuel to the idea that ours isn’t a
Christian nation. Many U.S.A, citizens still have red faces about their signing
communist dreamed-up so-called peace petitions. We earnestly hope citizens
will think twice about putting their names to such petitions.—Arthur I.. Davis.
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THE BOY'S SHOP
BOY’S WEARING APPAREL
2 to 16 Y’ears
Plaid Lined Dungarees and
Plaid Shirts to Match
Size» 3 to 6
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Entire stock of
Childrens Shoes at
January IO, 1952
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
A LETTER FROM A
some will assert that the ideas he ex
pressed in 1948 are valid today.
It is only fair to Ike to aay that he
. “I don’t know who the driver was,”
the truck driver wrote to the Oregon has literally been dragged into this
Team ter*newspaper, “but for a while race, so far as we can observe; that he
after It happened he was a badly would much prefer to rest on his
military laurels and engage in pri
“You see, it was like this, I was vate pursuits. He yields to what he
driving a double-bottom toward Salem feels is the call of his country, to
about 4 o’clock last Tuesday after- discharge his duty as a citizen in
noon, It was cloudy, the road was very critical times.—The Statesman.
wet. I wasn’t moving fast because
I was on an up-grade just before you
hit the top of the hill at Aurora.
“A string of cars, held up by a
slow-moving farmer's pickup, was
Isn’t it a shame some one doesn’t
coming down toward me. All of a
sudden this Chewy, about three cars produce a Christmas tree, an artificial
back pulls out of line to pass the pick one that could be used for several
up. I guess he saw right away that years and stop this waste of beautiful
firs? For one month we enjoy them
it was a mistake. But he poured it
on and decided to come around any decorated up, then we have to discard
them where in the forest they grow
into large trees which will provide
“The pickup driver mustn’t have shelter for our wild life, beauty for us
seen him coming because he didn’t who seek it. The motto “Lets Keep
move an inch. I swung off fast as Oregon Green” can start by finding
far as I could to the right. I don’t a replacement for our usual Christ
know what those things are that you mas trees, Like other good things in
measure distance in when inches are life, trees are a priceless heritage
too big to describe it. But whatever which we can pasB on to the next
they are, he made it by one of those— generation so let’s make a New Year
and no more.!
resolution to take care of our trees.
“He was young and there was a
young girl with him. She just threw
4852 Rickman Rd. Salem.
her hands up in front of her eyes and
• • •
opened her mouth. I guess she was To the Editor:
screaming. He had his mouth set, his
This letter taken from the Oregon
eyes straight ahead and if I ever saw i Statesman should be reprinted in
fright before, it was written all over every western Oregon newspaper. It
wins my most enthusiastic approval
“I don’t suppose he’ll read this. as I am a woodlot owner and can as
But, in case he does, I would like to sure you from my own experience
tell him, ‘Son, if you keep driving that the average Christmas tree cutter
like that you aren’t going to be liv- is an unappreciative, inconsiderate
ing very long, And if I were that destructionist.
girl with you. I’d tell you goodbye
Every year there are thousands of
right now. You and the others who
take unnecessary chances on the high Christmas trees left on the street cor
ners of every city that are not sold,
way haven’t got much future to speak
i It is an inexcusable destructive waste.
Why not confine Christmas decora
“ ‘Before it’s too late, take a tip
tions to lighting the shrubbery and
from a guy who’s seen the times when
fellows like you didn’t make it. It house front? What could be more
obvious than that there is more beauty
just isn’t worth it’.” — The Oregon
in an evergreen tree while it grows,
I as nature intended for it to do, than
after it has been murdered and a-
EISEN HOW ER CONSENTS
dorned with a false halo of artificial
lights? Isn’t a living human being
Ike ia in.
1 more attractive than an illuminated
It was a sort of side door entrance, corpse or skeleton? And finally, did
with Senator Lodge pulling and Sena Christ ever call for the sacrifice of
tor Duff pushing. At any rate, his millions of trees by crucifying them
political sponsors got him to consent on cross-stands?—Respectfully,
to accept the GOP nomination for
LEONARD MOSER, Route 6, Salem
President. His own statement makes
it clear that (1) he is iff Republican,
To the Editor:
(2) he will accept the republican
I am writing this letter to be pub
nomination for president, (3) that he
lished in our local papers, so that it
will take no part in the pre-convention
will reach everyone. The purpose of
campaign, (4) that he will not resign
this letter is to ask each one who reads
his present job with NATO to enter
this letter to contribute to the local
the political lists.
March of Dimes.
This is the end of the mystery that
Why do I have an interest? It was
was no longer a mystery after his
recent visit in America. From what this New Year’s eve that my husband,
he said in public and what his sponsors 25 years old, was stricken with polio.
drew from him in private, it was He is now in our local Salem Memorial
evident that he was ready to cross hospital where he is now resting in
the political Rubicon. It was also an iron lung. All of which makes
evident after that visit that Demo me qualified to ask for your help. It
cratic attempts to enroll him as a is not only materially that I appeal
to you but spiritually, also. Not only
Democratic candidate had failed.
Eisenhower’s name will be entered for my husband but for the hundreds
in the New Hampshire primary in of people all over the United States.
March, the first to be held. Four I For an example of how important
years ago he asked to have his name your contributions are, I will show you
withdrawn from that state’s promary. by my husband's example.
It was Monday evening when we
Then he wrote to Leonard V. Finder,
publisher of the Manchester Evening took my husband to the hospital,
thinking he had only the flu with
complications. But after careful ex
“It is my conviction that the nec amination it was diagnosed as polio.
essary and wise subordination of the
You can imagine what I felt since
military to civil power will be best I have two children. Bernadette Eliz
sistained, and our people will have abeth, almost 2, and Martin Douglas,
greater confidence that it is so sus almost 5 now. You can imagine my
tained, when lifelong professional relief when I saw him safely placed
soldiers, in the absence of some in the ironlung, where I once more saw
obvious and overriding reasons, ab him begin to breathe more easily and
stain from seeking high political to relax and drop off into the first
office . . . Politics is a profession; sleep in four days.
a serious, complicated and, in its
We still do not know what my hus
true sense, a noble one.
band's outcome will be, but I have
“In the American scene I see no been assured as far as financing of his
dearth of men fitted by training, treatment which consists in this first
talent and integrity for national stage of special care 24 hours a day
leadership. On the other hand, with a registered nurse watching over
nothing in the international or him at all times. I do know that it
domestic situation especially quali will be through your financial assist
fies for the most important office ance in this new year that my hus
in the world a man whose adult band. as well as many others, will be
years have been spent in the mili helped back to normal and happy life.
tary forces. At least, that is true (God he willing or if it be God's will).
in my case.”
There is not much more to be said
To be sure he left himself an escape except that people do not act unless it
clause—"in the absence of some ob strikes near home. If this be your
vious and over-riding reasons”
but case, let me be your friend, let my
Ediior's Leiter Box
From where I sit...
Despite yearly increases in March of Dimes receipts, the rising tide of
polio has forced the National Foundation into debt each of the laat
four years. The debt in 1951 was approximately 15.000.000. The finan
cial crisis faced by the March of Dimes has been brought about not
only by increased incidence but also by increased costs and increased
numbers of carry-over cases requiring aid long after they have been
stricken. The March of Dimes aided 45,000 such cases last year, in
addition to the four out of five new patients needing aid in 1951.
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gives students what is often the
fourth or fifth choice of the commis
sion. Such compromises, many times
on inferior texts, mal$e teachers lose
respect for decisions of the commis
sion, Dr. Holy states.
The majority of educators, as well
as representatives of school book
companies advise “an approved list”
rather than specified texts, from
which local districts then make their
own selection, However, the report
does not recommend canceling out the
It cannot be done as long as there
are so many small districts without
leadership of a calibre to select texts,
and set curriculum, it is said.
“Third class districts spend six
times as much on audio-visual aids as
first class districts—and have a
much less adequate program.”
The trend in the United States is
toward better districting.
West Virginia has county-wide dis
A total of 40 districts in Utah.
Texas has eliminated some 1800
districts in past few years.
Arkansas has reduced number of
districts from 1000 to 400.
Illinois had 12,000 districts in 1937.
It now has about 4,000 and is still
Washington has shown more pro
husband be the reason for your
prayers and contribution to this 1952
March of Dimes.
Mrs. Ernest T. Kreft
4680 Thorman Avenue
gress in reorganization than any other
South Carolina combined 1,092 dis
tricts to a total of 104 districts.
• Don't expect your Phy
sician to perform mira
cles. Remember, it takes
more time and effort to
climb uphill than to coast
down! Your patience and
full co-operatioa are ea-
sential to rapid recovery.
* * * * *
Will be at his Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment
HOME OFFICE: 313 W. FIRST. ALBANY
DUTCH BOY Paints
For An "Honest" Meal
Shop Early for
4SI State St., SALEM
Moot people thought Slim Ben
son would probably go broke when
he first started his system of let.
ting customers figure out their
own checks over at his big diner on
Slim trusts them to pay for as
much as they eat —you simply tell
Sally, his cashier, the amount of
your bill. It works, too Take the
other day when Buck Harris told
Sally his bill was 35e
Now I was right there with
Huck and I knew all he had was
coffee and pic which comes to a
quarter "How come thirty-five
< ■’/*» -.<O.
cents?” I asked Buck. "Had an ex
tra cup of java the other day. Joe,
and forgot all about it—'til now,”
From where I sit, moot people
are basically honest — and that
goes for their opinions, too. even
though they may be different than
our own. I like a glass of beer with
my ¿inner; you may prefer some
thin! else . . . hut we all ought to
he showed to "figure it out” our
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