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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
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VJlTUOUT REGARD To
RACE, CREEP,COLOR OR
the moment argues for postponement
PLEASING THE PARKER
One of the great failings of public at least until the drive toward suffi
law in the motor age has been its cient rearmament is well “over the
cumbersome and offensive handling of hump.”
The case for urgency rests largely
parking violations. Following an ad
ministrative rut, when the municipal upon the need of iron ore for national
government came to deal with over defense and upon the fact that Canada
time parking it apparently could think says it will go ahead on its own. It is
only of the machinery it had always true that the high-grade deposits of
used for mayhem, fraud, and armed Minnesota's Mesabi Range are near
robbery—namely, the criminal law ing exhaustion. But the range’s vast
Now, a parking violator may be an reserves of low-grade taconite can be
inconsiderate nuisance and a chiseler processed about as cheaply as ore
against the rights of his fellow motor brought from Labrador. The huge
ists, but he is scarcely a criminal act Steep Rock deposits recently found in
ing with malice aforethought and Ontario are accessible directly from
felonious intent. To treat him as the Great Lakes. And Venezuela ore
would not need the St. Lawrence to
such naturally arouses his ire.
A town in'Kansas has tried a dif-1 reach big American blast furnaces.
As for the argument as regards
ferent approach—and it works. The
city of El Dorado (maybe there is Canada stressed by President Tru
something in a name) exacts a mod man. Canada does not talk of starting
erate penalty instead of a police court before 1953. Estimates of time to
fine when a motorist overparks. completion run no less than four
When a policeman spots a red flag years—some say ten. And it is
flying on the parking meter he makes doubtful that Canada could proceed
out a ticket on the back of a small with a soundly engineered plan with
envelope. The car owner can pay a out working out many details with
fee of 25 cents for each overtime the United States on use of inter-
hour if he does so within 24 hours national waters and American abut-
by dropping it, in the envelope, in a ments for the dams.
All of the water arguments
special box. If he neglects to do this,
the charge becomes $1, or if he does to power as well as to navigation.
not respond in 10 days a warrant is' When the peak of rearmament’s de
mand for materials, manpower, and
This makes the procedure more like money is past, the St. Lawrence Sea
the paying of taxes, where the de way then could provide one of several
linquent pays a stiff interest rate but projects to take up the slack left in
is not haled into court unless there is an emergency expanded economy.
evidence of willful evasion of the law —From Christian Science Monitor
Whatever the legal analogies, the
El Rorado plan has evoked ready co
operation from motorists. And what
is more, the policemen like it became,
what with their none to happy lot, Charles Stewart and Bill Stewart,
it has improved their popularity.
—From Christian Science Monitor Mill City 1952 March of Dimes
Mill City, Oregon
Dear Charles and Bill:
Mr. Elfstrom has just called me and
People who think of Point Four in
terms of grandiose aid plans might do given me the sensational news about
better to think of it in terms of small the $935.01 check which you sent in
Though large-scale for the Marion County 1952 March
economic aid to beleagured nations of Dimes.
You and the citizens of Mill City
may be legitimate and even crucially
necessary in given cases, the longer- have certainly made a most outstand
term technical assistance programs ing record in the 1952 Marion County
which are meant by “Point Four" March of Dimes. On behalf of the
should be seen as something quite polio victims of our county, I wish to
extend hearty thanks and congratula
These programs are aimed at rais tions to each of you and to each con
ing the living standards of people in , tributor.
Minimum goal of $20,000 was set
underdeveloped areas, this contribut
ing powerfully to a less explosive for the Marion County campaign this
world. But they frequently involve year, which, it is felt, would be suffi
problems not so much of mechanical cient to meet the demands of the polio
as of human engineering. The shar victims if there was no increase over
ing of simple agricultural techniques that which was experienced in 1951.
may not call for shipments of ex It is my pleasure to report that the
pensive machinery but it probably will receipts now total in excess of $25,000,
call for changing traditional ways of which will not only afford an adequate
thinking among illiterate and sus working fund, but will perhaps enable
our county to also purchase a rock
Two Malayan writers on Point Four ing bed which tips in such a way
give as an example the difficulty of that breathing is facilitated, and it
convincing a group of Malay and In is therefore possible to take iron lung
dian land workers of the benefits of patients out of the lung at an earlier
expanding animal husbandry for ex date and care for them with an at
port, when the Koran prohibits touch tendant saving in nursing expense.
A cony of this letter is being sent
ing pig meat, while according to Hindu
Don Poterson of the Mill City
belief one must not spill the blood of
oxen. These religious taboos form Enterprise in the hope that he will ex
only a part of the complex of resistant tend a general expression of thanks
attitudes that new methods are likely to each of you and your volunteer
workers, as well as each of the con
Where the Communists act by a tributors from the Mill City area.
Again 1 wish to thank you for the
ruthless and total reorientation of a
people’s life, democracy can best act excellent job which you have done in
by example, Hence the value of the this humanitarian cause.
pilot project, When such a project is
initiated in one of the more developed Marion County 1952 March of Dimes
R. I,. ELFSTROM
areas of an underdeveloped country,
its reforms are least likely to encoun
ter indifference or resentment. Neigh
boring areas then have a chance to see Dear Mr. Peterson,
I want to criticize you. Your edi-
the success of the new methods. The
reform« can spread gradually with a torials are getting in a rut. Isn’t
minimum of outside aid and a maxi there something else to complain
about except highways? Why not
mum of native initiative.
look around to find something to com
From Christian Science Monitor
mend? Such as the new highway
from Mill Citv to Detroit. That is a
INEVITABLE Bl.T NOT NOW
marvelous piece of work.
Perhaps .you were never over the
It is doing no more than recognizng
the shortness of contemporary vision old Detroit road, but I was several
measured on the vast scale of history times, and it was a fright. The job
to remark that some day the St. Law that has been done moving moun
rence Seaway will be built and that tain«. rocks, and rivers to construct
Americans will look backward and the highway is nothing short of won
wonder why they were so long going derful.
Work is being done on the new
about it. It is a recognition of the
vast scale of history, on the other highway from Mill City to Mehama,
hand, to point out that the ultimate Eventually it will be a splendid
desirability of something doesn't de road. At present the old one leaves
mand it be undertaken at any moment, much to be desired, but why should
the State spend money repairing the
regardless of circumstances.
Justifiable faith in the inevitable old one when the new one will soon
expansion of the North American be in usage.
If you must criticize something
economy argue- for going ahead. A
hardheaded look at the problems of why not start in on bubble fountains?
Editor's Leiter Box
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Lincoln stands high in the eyes of the world. Lincoln rose to such a pl lace
in spite of the affairs that troubled his earthly existence. Lincoln turned his
beliefs and hopes into a life that we yet remember and relate each February
12, his birthday.
We have no quarrel with those who look to the life of Lincoln for guidance.
We humbly suggest that we look deeper within the fabric of this generation
for that guidance in its modern-day terms. Today’s leaders have the knowl
edge handed down by Lincoln, plus that of present day affairs. Today there
Ilves those who can and do point the desired course of history.
An injustice is done Lincoln by treating his memory as "ancestor Worship".
Lincoln met the challenge of his day. Today is our challenge. Let us meet it.
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By Ed Nofziger
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"We ve got to work like beavers on our tree planting program.
Denuded acres are nonproductive, and there are millions of them."
Personally I think they are a stupid
invention, and whoever convinced the
country that anyone could slack thirst
at one, must have been a really high
to criticize would be persons who go
to the theatre, and then discuss the
picture all through the feature. How
I love to sit in front of someone
These are just some suggestions.
Of course I think that peoplf do
just as many fine things as they do
bad things, so it should be just as
easy to praise as to find fault. It
also makes more friends.
Anyway how about some different
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