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LINCOLN'S LEGACY VJlTUOUT REGARD To RACE, CREEP,COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN Editorial Comments 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 issued. 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. co-chairmen —From Christian Science Monitor Mill City 1952 March of Dimes Mill City, Oregon Dear Charles and Bill: •ILOTING PROGRESS 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 pilot projects. 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 different. 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 picious peasants. 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 Mr. 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 to encounter. 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. Cordially yours. 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, JASON LEE 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 Imtituto lot American Domoctacy, Inc. Abraham Lincoln 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. Gooch Logging Supply * * Everything for the Logger' BASSETT’S WELDING SHOP Phone 1111 Sweet Home, 1‘hilomath Phone 116 Branch Store Lyons TIMELY SERVICE MLANY c RICHFIELD OIL AND SERVICE Next Time You Need An Oil Change By Ed Nofziger "JOE BEAVER 1 Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture "We ve got to work like beavers on our tree planting program. Denuded acres are nonproductive, and there are millions of them." 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