The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998, February 07, 1952, Page 2, Image 2

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    Editorial Comments
Entered as aecond-elaaa matter November 10, 11*44 at the post office at
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
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Rotted Road
A situation has developed in the North Santiam canyon that can not be
laughed out of existence. That much written about and cussed at highway
222 has done it again.
The extremely heavy traffic to and from Detroit
dam construction project has gnawed out gaping chuck-holes. A series of
such chuck-holes bagged an experienced driver Monday.
A ( BI pickup
truck struck a typical hole in the surface of 222. The truck went completely
out of control. Down the bank went truck and driver. A somewhat
Hurprising twist was given this accident, however, Sardine creek passes
underneath highway 222 by way of a water flume, The truck landed on
the flume and the slant and water of the flume washed said truck very much
into the North Santiam river.
Bill Beard, the pilot of the CB1 pickup, found himself with a back
injury and a broken foot after his bout with the holes in highway —
222. He
now is in a Salem hospital. Without fear of over-statement, daily Detroit
dam commuters say that this same thing could happen to any motorist,
perhaps however, noj always with the peculiar results of the Beard experience.
Not only is this terrific condition of the road a hazard to the motorist fully
aware of the situation, but also it is a real danger for the ordinary driver
just on his way through.
We here make no attempt at a literary gem in this editorial—we set
forth facts. We are not sure what government is responsible for this stretch
of 222 highway. We add our displeasure over this situation to that of literally
hundreds of commuters. Since we make no attempt at fixing the blame for
the letting of the chuck-holes increase in number and size, we only hope the
whole distasteful mess conies to the ears of those responsible. Tires, cars
and lives have their useful life put in jeopardy by this unhappy state of
affairs, It is not a good thing for the North Santiam that such a highway
continue, We suggest that the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce tie
into this problem, If enough effort is put in on the thing, we are confident
pay dirt will come to light.
The sickening "thump” of a tire hilling a sharp-rimmed hole in high-
way 222 generally means that the carcass of that tire has been bruised and
cut. Unless the tire is so badly cut that the inner-tube produces a bulge on
the surface of the tire, the driver spins merrily on his way once the smoother
stretches of highway are reached. That damaged tire can give that final
pinch to a thin inner-tube wRen a car is moving at top speed. The results
we will read about in our newspapers. No, this is no laughing matter, this
rotted-out road business. Bill Beard isn't laughing about his experience.
Will be al his Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment
Headquarters for
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
339 N. High, SALEM
Next Time You Need
An Oil Change
The human mind, particularly in
the mass, is a strange and sometimes
fearsome thing. It will go along re­
fusing to see a crying need or a
gathering danger right before its
eyes, then wake up with a shock and
look for goblins behind every bush
if not under every betd.
This, it appears, is what has hap
pened about drug addiction and dope
High-powered dramatiza­
tion of the acutest aspects may have
been necessary to jar the public into
awareness. A factual deflation such
as John Gerrity’s article in a recent
Harpers may be equally useful to
move the problem into perspective
where it can be dealt with.
Drug addiction, says Mr. Gerrity, is
neither general over the United States
nor is it on the increase. There have
been some very bad spots, geographi­
cally and socially, where courts have
been lax and where congested living
January 31, 1952
Old-growth sawlogs brought $42.50
and limited opportunities have led to I
' for No. 3’s, $52.50 for No. 2’s, and
search for “escape”, as with slum-1
$65 for No. l’s in the river at northern
dwelling Negroes.
and central valley points. Peeler logs
The total of traffic and addiction I
were $80 to $110 a thousand in the
(which are inseparable) actually is
northern and central valley, and were
Douglas fir sawlogs held at ceiling $5 to $15 under ceilings in the Eugene
on the decrease. Mr. Gerrity cites
figures: Drug addiction among draft­ prices in the Willamette Valley during area at $65 to $85.
ees in World War I, one in 1,500; in the week ending February 2. The
World War II, one in 10,000; for the seasonal demand for hop poles in the
Demand was good for most pulp
first time the Federal Narcotics Hos­ Salem area has dropped off, and car
pital in Lexington, Kentucky, has stakes also slacked off somewhat. species in the northern and central
empty beds. And he quotes the Other forest products were unchanged, valley. Peeled spruce brought $20
Federal Bureau of Narcotics statistics according to the weekly form forest a cord. Peeled hemlock, true firs,
of 60,000 addicts in a national popu­ products market report prepared from and Douglas fir brought $19. Un­
data supplied by the State Board of peeled hemlock and true firs were $17.
lation of 150,000,000.
Obviously, 60,000 (one in around Forestry to the OSC Extension Unpeeled Douglas fir prices ranged
from $14 to $17 a cord, with demand
.3,000) drug addicts are too many. Service.
somewhat snotty.
One case is a pitiful tragedy. A con­ Douglas Fir Sawlogs:
centration can bring near-calamity
Poles and 1‘fting,
Douglas fir sawlogs were in good
to a neighborhood or city. But the
Demand was generally good for
nation will deal with the menace more demand at ceiling prices during the long barkie poles, and for 30 and 35
past week. Second-grow’th sawlogs
surely when it can take its measure
foot poles of large diameter. Prices
and fight it coolly.—From Christian were $40 a thousand board feet for ranged from 7 to 43 cents a lineal
No. 3’s and $50 for No. 2’s at river
Science Monitor.
points in the northern and central foot, depending on length. 50-foot
valley. Mill prices were less the costs poles brought 201? to 26 cents.
of booming and rafting and any dif­ Cedar poles were in good demand in
A great task force is moving out ference in hauling costs. Lane county the northern valley at prices ranging
from the United States in May. It is prices for both second-growth and from $4.75 to $38.50 a pole, depend­
bound for Paris—Paris-in-the-spring. old-growth at mills or shipping points ing on both length and diameter.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will were $37.50 for No. 3 sawlogs and Hardwood Logs:
lay a barrage of 20th-century Euro­ $42.50 for No. 2’s. Camp run sales
Hardwood logs were in good de­
pean and American music. The New for logs over 24 feet were from $38
mand in the northern valley. Alder
¡ York City Ballet, having established a to $45 a thousand throughout the
and ash brought $.34.50 to $35 a
toe hold 6n the alien shores, will let valley. Shorter logs brought $1 to
thousand. Demand exceeded supply
loose a fantastic array of flying $2 less. 8-foot logs down to 6 inch
for maple logs in this area at $40.
misses. Men of letters like William diameter brought $15 to $18 a cord
Cottonwood ranged from $24 to $28
Faulkner and John Dos Passos will or $34 to $40 a thousand.
a thousand, with 16-foot peeler blocks
infiltrate the surrounding terrain to
bringing $40 at one mill in the Gres­
lecture and preside over forums ot
ham area.
flagrant breach of public trust.
These are strong remedies. But Other Forest Product«:
All of this is by way of meeting the
The seasonal demand for hop poles
great cultural offensive which the So­ they all point in the right direction.
viet Union has been conducting In They will stand as a challenge to in the Salem area has tapered off
Europe in recent years. It will be congressmen who may drag their feet rapidly. Drv cascara bark brought
part of an unusual exposition of the on reorganization “because it doesn’t 15 cents a pound. Sword fern was
arts to be held under the international go far enough.” Here is a vehicle, 14 cents a bunch. Car stakes were
Congress For Cultural Freedom, with readymade, on which to ride it further. in moderate to limited demand at 45
to 50 cents each.
comparable artistic enterprises and —From Christian Science Monitor.
personalities from England, France
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Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.
The free world is at last on its toes,
blowing its own horn, acting its part,
painting itself in its true colors, speaK-
ing out in the multiple accents of crea­
tive indenendence. The galaxy of
plays, operas, concerts, art shows, and
forums which will go to make up the
exposition should do something to
show the resources of “bourgeois cos­
mopolitanism” in a divided world.
Since the American contribution will
depend on private philanthropy rather
than government subsidy, we trust
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that alert citizens will be prompt to
recognize the potentialities in this
constructive sort of war.
—From Christian Science Monitor.
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the same building. Some co-oper­
ation on the part of the city and the
owners of the property will be nec-
essary to remedy this unpleasant
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The call is still out for amateur
talent to sign up at the Mill City
Appliance store for the Lions club
amateur show coming up soon, ac­
cording to Shields Remine, MC for
the talent show.
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Art Cofell, one of our Salem
readers sends in a clipping from his
home town paper, The Edgeley Mail,
of Edgeley, North Dakota, in which
a story appears relating experiences
during one of the recent storms there
listing the passengers on a stalled
bus. Mr. Cofell marked the names
of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fox of Mill City,
Ore., as listed in the passengers on
board for the overnight experience
of being snowbound for 16 hours in
below zero weather, and a blizzard
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All petitions are in the county su­
perintendent’s office asking for an
election to vote upon the desirability
Gladstone, the British statesman,
of consolidation of the school districts once wrote that the American Con­
of Mill City, Gates, and Detroit- stitution was “the most remarkable
Idanha. It is now up to the county work . . . produced by the human in­
superintendent to set an election date. tellect, at a single stroke (so to
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speak), in its application to political
This Monday night the voters of affairs.” But the excellence of the
Detroit and Idanha delivered a de­ Constitution has not prevented con­
cisive defeat to the proposition pro­ siderable corruption and maladminis­
posed that the high school students tration now and then. What it has
be transported to Mill City and the done is to set up a system which
local high school abandoned.
The guards against perpetuation of sucn
vote was reported as 30 for the prop­ evils and maket honest administration
osition and 97 opposed. The voters possible.
evidently have made up their minds
The President’s bill to reorganize
as to what they want. That is always the Bureau of Internal Revenue, whicn
good to get instructions from the peo­ the House has just passed overwhelm­
ple who after all must decide and ingly, offers no airtight guarantee
rightly should except the responsi­ against improbity in office. But the
few Renublicans who branded It a
We question this decision as to “fraud” are wrong. The larger num­
whether it was wise or not for the ber who joined administration forces
students involved who must gain an in hailing it as a step in the right
education. Will their purpose be best direction are right. They are also
served or will the interests of the right in insisting that a good deal
community be best served by continu­ more needs to be done before Ameri­
ing a small school with so few stu­ cans can be sure the agency which
dents that the cost of giving them collects their taxes has been placed
i an
education will be prohibitive? where temptation will find it hard to
Will the taxpayers stop paying the enter.
bill for the move to a new location
Senator A. S. Mike Monroney (co­
before they get a school that will author with ex-Senator Robert M
meet state requirements and then be La Follette of congressional “stream­
forced to go to consolidation? Will lining”), backed by Senators Moody,
the burden of school taxation be so Smathers, and Snarkman, has framed
great that business will be forced out a bill which, he thinks, will go a long
of the school district? Those are a way to keen «ut corruption.
few thoughts that must he meditated
He would make the Bureau of In­
before the next opportunity comes to ternal Revenue a true “blue ribbon”
vote on the subject.
career service, and have a special as­
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sistant to the Civil Service Commis­
We earnestly hone that students ! sion set it up. This could serve as the
will not be penalized in the future the federal government. He would
because of the failure to provide pilot example for reforms throughout
facilities and classrooms.
We feel also make it unlawful for anyone, in­
that consolidation will give all chil­ cluding congressmen, to intervene in
dren of the canyon a l>etter oppor­ any pending tax case. He would re-1
tunity, even children in Mill City, for vise the criminal code to make the
the best possible education available briber equally guilty with the bribed,
than at present in any of the dis­ and would deprive of retirement rights
any public servant found guilty of a
tricts in question.
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From where I sit...
Joe Marsh
Experienced Hand Wanted
Cappy Miller’s back from visit-
ng relatives and tells about a big
now storm that knocked out the
lectric power for miles around.
Naturally, the local power com-
iany was doing everything pos-
dble to restore service but folks
kept calling in and one woman
gave them a new twist.
"I don't mind not having
lights,” she grumbled, "but I’ve
got 20 cows in my barn and they
all have to be milked by machine.
Nobody around here knows how to
milk a cow by hand any more.”
From where I sit, it’s only too
easy to forget how to do some­
thing—even as simple as milking
a cow—if we don’t keep at it. And
that goes for practicing tolerance,
too. Like forgetting our neighbor
has a right to decide for himself
whether or not to enjoy a temper­
ate glass of beer. If we don’t keep
the other fellow’s point of view
in mind we're all liable to get
“snowed under” by intolerance.
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