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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
DON PETERSON. Publisher
Entered an second-clasu matter November 10. 1944 at the poet office at
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: One insertion for 50c or three for 11.00.
The Enterprise will not he responsible for more than one incorrect in-
sertion. Errors in advertising should be reported immediately. Display
Advertising 45c column inch. Political Advertising 75c inch.
THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS."
—George Pu tm.
Taft Hoover-ism demands our attention t<»day more than at anytime in
the history of the U.S.A. Herbert Hoover’s administration, in one way or
another, allowed the U.S.A.’» greatest depression. While this program of
letting things “go to pot” went on—promises of “a chicken in every pot
were made freely. From the voting record it is crystal clear a 'laft admin
istration would he a auper-Hoover affair. We propose a new word for this
policy or idea about w hat a government should be and do . . . Taf ooverism
. . . Taf(t)-(H)oover plus an "ism”. An “ism" Taf’ooverism is — no mis
taking that! It is abundantly clear that Taft and Hoover yearn for the
days of old when dollars were more than dollars—a few of them represented
the might of feudal lords and kings.
This business of riches giving the right to an unenlightened person of
twisting almut his fingers the fortunes of hundreds, yes. thousands of persons
is not good, neither is it “free enterprise”, that much abused and mis-used
term. In the Hoover depression valuable farms and homes went to mort
gagees for puny sums—Hoover knew the cause and effect of this upon
everyone—so did Taft; and both still know. Neither, Taft or Hoover would
put a straw in the path of the same thing happening again—rest assured.
Hoover perfected the “depression machine" and Taft will co-operate in using
it again if elected. Those born in the 1930’a and 10 s will learn what
Taf’ooverism is if the 1952 election goes as Taft-Homer desire.
Taf’ooverism would lose us our gallant world allies and our important
world markets. They would Taf’oover us into penny-pinching foolishness.
They would Taf’oover us into losing confidence in the finest government
on earth. Taf’ooverism hates such things as rural electrification, decent
wages and working conditions and reasonable housing. I af’ooverista fight
tooth and toe-nail sensible handling of farm, health, education, and welfare
problems. Taf’ooverism is blossoming full when the misery of depressions
grind the human race into a raw snarling mass of hamburger. This state
of affairs draws attention away from the giant strides 'I af’ooverists make
with their money-bags. How often you hear it said. “A dollar bought some
thing during the last depression!” That statement is the "golden rule*' of
The devotees of Taf’ooverism have those dollars in large supply today.
They greedily await the great days of the depth of a bitter-hard depression
so they can "buy something" with their dollars. Taf’ooverists are going and
will go to great lengths to sell Taft to the people of the I .S.A. I hey w ill
even “spend" millions of those "dollars”—so precious—because they know
they will come back a hundred fold should they succeed in saddling us with
Taft. Should this sad day happen—then the era of Taf’ooverism will be
here full blast.
During the Democratic administrations in recent years, those faithful
few of Taf’ooverism have profited handsomely and at the same time our
nation has expanded amazingly. One wonders why they weep. The element
of profit as taught school children does not interest Taf’ooverists—the element
of life-and-death powAr does. That wonderful thing—"getting ahead" has
happened to millions of the people of the I .S.A. in recent years—this fact
worries Taf’ooverists sick—to them wide-scale "getting ahead" is horridly
wrong. Taf’ooverism is the shortest route we know to more Koreas and
more filthy out-breaks of communism and its ilk.
If we have pictured Taf’ooverism as ugly—wedhave painted as we see
it. If we have made our readers think about a lousy idea hatched by selfish
persons—we have unmasked Taf’ooverism. We must succeed in exposing
Taf’ooverism. We hope we can in some manner bring about an understanding
of what Tafooveriam really is. We desire that the people of this great
nation reach that point where they can laugh at Tafooveriam and cat-call it
to the cob webs in the attic. W'e hope Taf’ooverism becomes as unpopular
as men’s high-buttoned shoes.
Support School Activities
SOLICITORS WILL ( ALL ON YOU
IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FOR
Mill City High School Annual
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4x8’xl/2”, per ft.
4’x8’x3/8”, sheathing grade, per ft.
4’x8’x5/8”, sheathing grade, per ft.
(•rent Savings on CLOSE-OUT COLORS
S.W.P. Semi Lustre and Flat-Tone
FRERES BUILDING SUPPLY
GERMANY LOOKS WEST
Very likely the turning point in pro
gress toward European federation of
some kind was last week when the
West German Bundestag voted by a
substantial majority to adhere to the
Schuman Plan. The Parliaments of the
Netherlands and France havp ap
proved, and those in the remaining
countries, Italy, Belgium, and Luxem
burg, are reported to be favorable.
There is still tp remote possibility
that from the current Cabinet crisis
in France might come an upset for the
plan in the land of its origin. There is
also the fact that mere integration of
the steel and coal production facilities
of six nations into one free-trade area
does not achieve political federation.
But it is a long step in that direction
when coupled with the progress in the
organization of a single European
Army by the same nations.
The vote from outside have worked
to bring W'est Germany into the west
defense orbit and especially for Chan
cellor Konrad Adenauer, who took the
political risks of championing that
.course within his country. In the face
of opposite criticisms he carried the
thesis that through cooperation with
the West lay the best prospect for
freedom from occupation controls.
Significantly, he won to his side del
egates representing the refugees and
expellees from East Germany and the
Baltic areas, first, prospects for em
ployment in a busy West Germany
and, second, the hopes of possible re
turn to their homelands through Ger
This desire contains potential dan
gers for the West. Care must be taken
that strength for defense is not turned
into German irredentism and the At
lantic community thus drawn into
war. But there is ground enough in the
Potsdam agreement for evenjual in-
sistance that the people of East Ger
many be given some rights of self-
Meanwhile, the progress of limited
economic and military union among
France. West Germany, Belgium, the
Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Italy
gives promise of an improved physical
standard of living in Western Europe
and an improved ability by this group
of nations to assure its own security.
—From Christian Science Monitor.
WHAT IS THE AMERICAN WAY
A Bill Maulden cartoon showed two
ancient Romans talking. Said one:
“But what would you think if your
own daughter married a Christian?”
In those days, “Christian” was a poi-
sorsous word because a Roman em
peror wanted it to be. But human na
ture hasn’t changed much. We often
think with either poisonousor sugar-
coated words instead of with ideas.
F or example, some people apply the
word “socialism” to practically any
new idea. Soon the rest of us take up
the refrain.. But do we know exactly
what we mean when we say “social
ism”? Sure, we’re against it, but what
Does it mean that political change
should be stopped? Does it mean that
we have already gone too far, that we
should retrace the steps of history-
back to privately owned schools and
tutors instead of expending our public
school facilities? Back to private toll
gates and rutty roads instead of sur
faced highways built and maintained
by the public?
The American Way has never been
static. Even our national Constitution
has been changed to guarantee more
freedom to the people, to let women
vote, to graduate taxes and to libera
lize the document in other ways. If
the American Way were frozen and
fixed, we’d be sending our Christmas
parcels by express instead of through
the postoffices. You’d be going to
town for the mail—if the mud would
let you. You’d probably be reading
this by the light of a coal oil or gas
lamp, too, because “private enter
prise” said you were a poor customer
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The Top Dog usually resists change
to the taxpayers. It is just another with resounding slogans like Free
show of official inefficiency from the Enterprise or the American Way. Like
governor on down that will permit the nervous Roman emperor, he's got
an advantage that he wants to keep
such conditions to prevail!
and he doesn’t give a hang about tve
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public welfare. But if the American
Chairman Shields Remine of the
Way is to mean anything, it must be
Lions club amateur show for this1
adapted to the wants and needs of the
year last week announced that ap
Bottom Dog too. And so it always ha<.
plications for entering may be left
The Top Dog hates competition,
at the Mill City Appliance store
either in religion or business. If he
Remine called attention to the plan
this vear that microphones will be can’t kill it with torture, franchise,
professional “ ethics” or so-called fair
placed in several places in the audi
trade laws, he’ll use the rabble rousing
torium so that all applause may be
registered more accurately than in technique and call it an unpopular
name. This saves the trouble of mak
the past. Remine expressed the hope
that this year all “bugs" will be e- ing up a good argument.
liminated in recording results and also I tends to frighten the opposition into I
that the juniors will not be competing silence.
The present-day Top Dog. oddly I
against the senior contestants. Prizes
enough, doesn’t object to such “social
are being given for contestants under I
10 years of age and for those over istic” government aids as railroad land
grants, federal bank deposit guaran
ten years of age, Remine reported.
tees, RFC loans, mortgage insurance,
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tax rebates and various forms of busi
Work has been started on building ness subsidy.
a law n on the gra de school grounds
If socialism means Government
and most of the dirt has been hauled ownershin of business that best serves
ready for leveling. Russell Kelly the public under private ownership,
discovered that he had an almost un then’we're 100 percent ag’n it. But if
limited supply of good top soil and it's jqst a poisonous word to prevent
offered it to the school for cost of this Nation's laws from keeping pa • i
leveling his property after the board with the changing needs of the people. ’
had finished taking dirt. The school then we oughtn’t to nay any attention
hoard has contracted with the Boy to it. Let’s just deci. le on the basis of 1
Scouts to pjfk stones off the school whether it would be a goor1 thinjf for
grounds and that will be finished as the daughter to marry a Christian or
soon as possible, when the ground rich man. Washington Grange News.
will be prepared for seeding.
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It is fast becoming time for citizens
to get themselves registered in pre
paration for the primary election com
ing up this spring. You mu-t be
Mrs. D. B. Hill erdertained members
registered in order to cast your vote
and now is the time to get it done. of the Friendship class of the Pres
The law requires six months residence byterian church in her home at the
and that you be registered 30 days regulativ monthly meeting.
The study hour was led by Mrs.
prior to the day of election, in order to
Vernon Todd. Mrs. Lowell Fleetwood,
be qualified to cast your vote.
For those who wish to get reg-! Mrs. Herbert Schroeder, and Rev.
¡stored you may call on Mrs. Curtis Noble Streeter.
The business session was conducted
(’line on the Marion county side of
the city who will register you if you by Mrs. Clayton Baltimore.
The officers were re-elected for an
live in Marion county. • For others
who live in either Marion or Linn other year including: Mrs. H. T.
county any place outside of the county Caughey, president: Mrs. Clayton Bal
seat you may come to the Enterprise timore. vice president: Mrs. Charles
office and I shall be glad to register Kelly, secretary; Mrs. D. B. Hill,
Members in attendance
you for either county you may live in. treasurer.
Don’t nut it off too long, or you may were Mrs. Louise Armstrong. Mrs.
disfranchise yourself. If you voted Barbara Yarnell. Mrs. Lowell Fleet
at the last general election and have wood. Mrs. W. B. Sh uey. Mrs. Lee
not moved away from your precinct Ross. Mrs. Charles Kelly, Mrs. latura
you need not register, but if you have Kellv Mrs. Herbert Schroeder. Mrs.
moved to another precinct you should Vernon Todd. Mrs. I). B. Hill, and
register in order to vote at this Mrs. Bertha Baltimore. Mrs. Gladys
Trask. Fresno, Calif., was a visitor
Group Holds Meeting
It Pays to Advertise
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MILL CITY VARIETY
HUGH and ALICE WALKUP, Props.
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January 31, 1952
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
He’ll Play Again
The sawlog market in the Willam
ette Valley was unchanged during the
week ending January 26. Demand was
good and prices were mostly at OPS '
ceilings. There was some increases in (
demand for short barkie jjoles of |
large diameter in the northern valley. I
Lane county hardwood mills have
temporarily halted purchases of logs
in that area. Other forest products I
were generally unchanged, according
to the weekly farm forest products I
market report prepared from data j
supplied by the State Board of Fores
try to the OSC Extension Service.
Douglas Fir Sawlogs:
Douglas fir sawlogs generally
brought ceiling prices in the Willam
ette Valley during the past week.
Second-growth sawlogs brought $40
a thousand for No. 3’s and $50 for No.
2’s at river points in the northern and
central valley. Mill prices were re
duced by the cost of booming and raft
ing and any difference in hauling
costs. Lane county prices for both
second-growth and old-growth at mills
or shipping points were $37.50 for No.
3’s and $42.50 for No. 2’s. Camp run !
prices througout the valley ranged1
from $38 to $45 a thousand. 8-foot
logs down to 6 inches diameter were I
in good demand at $15 to $18 a cord or
$34 to $40 a thousand. Some mills'
paid up to $20 a cord for 10 inch
Old-grow th saw logs brought 42.50 ■
for No. 3’s, $52.50 for No. 2's, and $C5 i
for No. l’s in the river at northern and !
brought $80 to $110 a thousand in the |
northern and central valley and $05
to $85 in the Eugene area.
Second-growth stumpage was most
ly $10 to $15 a thousand, with sales
reported up to $20.
Pulpwood prices were unchanged, |
and demand was good for most species 1
Peeled spruce brought $20 a cord.
Peeled hemlock, true firs, and Douglas
fir brought $19. Unpeeled cordwood 1
brought $2 less. Unpeeled cordwood
only fair demand at some mills and 1
prices ranged down to $14 a cord. |
Dou^’as fir logs were $5.90 by weight,
or $6.30 a ton in bundled loads.
Foies and Piling:
Barkie poles over 40 feet continued
in good demand. One large buyer in
the Portland area raised price- one
cent to a cent and a half on 30 to 35
foot barkies with larger diameters
than the ordinary specifications.
Prices generailv ranged from 7 to 43
cents a lineal foot for 20 to 100 font
lengths. 50-foot barkies brought 20* t
to 26 cents.
Timothy Fortman, 6, of Ottawa.
Ohio, shown at Georgia Warm
Springs, is making a strong come
back after being stricken with
polio. Young Tim, like thousands
of others—was aided by March
of Dimes. Tripled polio incidence
in recent years has resulted in a
serious financial crisis for March
of Dimes, necessitating doubled
campaign period this January.
Editor's Letter Box
To The Editor:
This is a word of thanks—a big
thanks—to two very busy young
fellows, Bill and Charlie Stewart, for
their splendid efforts on behalf of the
March of Dimes.
Besides the other work they did as
co-chairmen for this year’s drive, Bill
and Charlie worked hard to make last
Saturday’s basket social a city-wide
success. It is no fault of theirs that
in quantity, the affair was too small,
but what it lacked in quantity it cer
tainly had in quality. Those present
had a pleasant interlude of cards,
which was followed by two high
school boys from Salem who enter
tained u with some of the best ama
teur talent I, for one, have seen in a
long time. Mr. Steffy very ably auc
tioned off the beautifully decorated
lunch baskets besides donating a pedi
greed cocker spaniel puppy which was
Again, our thanks to Charlie and
Bill for their hard work in behalf of
this most worthy cause.
have stopped buying temorarily.
Other hardwood mills paid $34 to $35 a
thousand for alder, ash, and maple.
Cottonwood brought $24 to $28.
Other Forest Products:
Car stakes brought 45 to 50 cents
each. Sword fern was 14 cents a
bunch, and dry cascara bark brought
Hardwood mills in the Eugene area 15 cents a pound.
HAHHI I K I M >
REGISTERED OPTO M ETRI ST
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’
THE BOY'S SHOP
BOY’S WEARING APPAREL
2 to 16 Years
Plaid Lined Dungarees and
Plaid Shirts to Match
Sizes 3 to 6
Made of Pre-shrunk Blue Denim and Lined with Pre-shrunk
Cotton Flannel, Dungarees have Self Material Suspenders
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Parts included in this job are: 1 Set Genuine
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