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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRÎSÉ
April 24, 1952
MILL CITY, OREGON
FACING THE FLOODS
To be sure, the provision is less than
While dwellers along the Missouri ideal. Numbers of towns and cities
Entered ax second-etami matter November 10, 1944 at the poet office at
and Mississippi rivers pile sandbags (even good-sized ones) will be served
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
on levees ahead of approaching flood by no educational channel. More than
crests or evacuate flood victims from half the channels for this purpose will
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: One insertion for 50c or three for »1.00.
already inundated homes, the rest of be on the ultra-high frequency band.
The Enterprise will not be responsible for more than one incorrect in
But the possibilities for educational
America hopes with them that their
sertion. Errors in advertising should be reported immediately. Display
efforts will succeed in protecting lives TV, even under these limitations, are
Advertising 45c column inch. Political Advertising 75c inch.
and minimizing the already heavy enormous and breath-taking.
FCC decision—reached in the face of
damage to property.
Each such epic of struggle with dis strong opposition from the commer
aster freshens appreciation for the cial broadcasters—challenges educa
efficient relief activities of the Amer tors to make bold, vigorous, imagina
ican Red Cross and renews requests tive use of the means at their dis
for financial aid from the federal gov posal. A national network of educa
To such calls Americans! tional stations—or eyen two networks
"THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIFNDS.”
—is a possibility.
—George Put am.
Yet in the longer range surely some-! One thing should be clear, however.
thing more can be done. Undoubted The channels set aside for this pur
ly, flood protection is much more ef pose should be treated as a national
fective today than it was before mil-1 resource, as much as the water stored
lions of dollars’ worth of dams, jet- [ up behind Norris dam. Even if edu
Please observe your newspapers and magazines. Have you noted any ties, and sluiceways were built along cators are deterred by their financial
advertisements sponsored by the steel interests? Of course, you have seen the major rivers. To these must be limitations from making full use of all
them—plenty! We are in a position to know that such advertising must total added, as costs will permit, a greater the channels at their disposal, the lat
in the hundreus of thousands of dollars. The effort that the steel interests control of headwaters where flood ter should not be treated as “wasted,”
are making in the direction of conditioning the public's view of this steel prevention joins with irrigation and but should be reserved for their orig
matter is a study in fantasy in its scope, Every string that can be pulled soil conservation to teach better use inal purpose while more energetic
in their behalf is being pulled, rest assured. If money can buy it, they have of land and water resources,
efforts are made by the educators to
it. Strangely ignored is the basic idea that our Nation's welfare comes first, of land and water resources.—From exploit these resources to the full.
our private profits second.
This is not to ignore the profound
Christian Science Monitor.
“educational” possibilities in commer
We believe it is an insult to maintain that the President of these great
Uniti^I States of America must sit idlely by and let the massive productive THE BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS cial TV—especially, perhaps, in the
power of this Nation grind to a jolting halt. The Executive of this Nation ;
An English professor from a neigh field of political education. But pious
is in a position where he has the facts about the entire world situation. If boring state makes a convincing case wishes for better commercial pro
he and those in an advisory status about him feel that the steel mills must for teaching the Bible in public schools grams are likely to be less effective
continue operating because of the emergency, we trust their judgment. Time in an article in the May issue of the than practical efforts within practical
limits to educate public taste to the
has proved their judgment sound as witness our great national prosperity Oregon Educational Journal.
Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
and world leadership.
Richard F. Miller of the Eastern possibilities of TV in enriching intel
Washington College of Education lectual and cultural life. Thus the
Lincoln faced bitter criticism for his acts in the interests of preserving points out that the question of reli fringe of noncommercial channels can
we running—«aid yourself it's^i softwood."
the Nation. Let the man who would have it otherwise step forward and gion and the Bible is concerning edu prove an integral and vital part of
proclaim his position. Just as Lincoln was cast out by the Republicans of cators throughout the country; he American television, leavening the
; x x x n x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x;x n x x x x x x SMBS
his day, so also are those Republicans of today censored for their stand cites the American Council on Educa whole amazing lump.—From Christian
favorable to President Truman’s action on the steel matter.
tion’s Committee on Religion and Edu Science Monitor.
We hear much talk about returning to government of laws as contrasted cation and the National Study Confer
to government hy men. We agree with this contention that we should have ence on Religion in State Teachers
government by laws. We believe that the action taken by President Truman Colleges held at Yale last year.
Miller, admitting that “religion is To the Editor:
was well within limitations of the Constitution of the United States. We
believe that the Supreme Court of the United States will so rule, should it as dangerous as politics in the class
It seems that it is in the air for a
room,” nevertheless believes that the lot of misinformed people to write
be required so to do.
public schools have a serious “blind i editorial Tetters into The Mill City-
What irks us is the seeming prostitution of the press by the influence of spot” in their teaching when they Enterprise newspaper for publication.
“big steel” and their lavish expense account for advertising. Thousands of avoid reference to the Bible. Know!-1 Therefore I have decided to join
dollars can drown a lot of feelings. Editorial after editorial in behalf
edge of America’s Christian heritage ' the
hands with them.
“big steel" has splashed upon the printed page in recent weeks. We consider is essential to understanding of this I I advise that: Mr. Peterson should
these editorials as being paid for—indirectly so possibly—but nevertheless country’s history and ideals; Miller I quit publishing letters in The Enter
Ijaid for. If we were* afraid President Truman were assuming the powers says:
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prise Cree of charge, and instead:
of a dictator, we would say so — now.
We have more confidence in our
“To enable a student to under- I charge a good price for every letter
City Limits an Highway 222
President and our government than to think this, however. Furthermore we stand his environment, it is at least published, if he did so maybe he
feel the people of this great Nation have like feelings.
as important to know the Bible— wouldn't need any merchandise adver
In vain one can search the Constitution of the United States for a pro the primary sources of Christianity tisements at afl.
vision which guarantees any corporation or anybody six percent profit on an —as to know the ins and outs of the
I would like to subscribe for one
investment, yet “big steel” demands more and will duck its citizenship duties post office (or) modem transporta newspaper that: never puts out any
entirely if allowed. This attitude of "big steel" is an object lesson in what tion systems . . . To examine Amer- 1 editorials of its own. The editorials
government by “men" is—their ideas are not that favorable to government
ican ideals without reference to the that all newspapers publish is: one
by law though they spend tremendous sums influencing your thoughts other Christian heritage is like trying to ! person’s opinions, or a synticate of a
understand auto production without few persons opinions, which p leases
understanding the Industrial Revo- l part, and1 offends the other part of
lution ... If a student is aware of I people.
what Christianity is and what it has
I believe a newspaper of no edi-
contributed to his own world around torials of its own at all—would ulti-
Will be at rtis Mill City office in the Jenkins Arrltbng
him. he will be better advised to this mutely become the grandest and best
Thursday afternoons I to 6 p.m.
democratic society in which he lives, newspaper of all. Respectfully,
Thursday evenings by Appointment
NOW IS THE TIME TO REPLACE
and for which he sometimes dies.”
DICK TURPIN. =
Miller also goes on to say that a
THAT OLD LEAKY ROOF!
Editor's Note: Mr. Turpin didn’t
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good percentage of students who glib include a 'greenback' to start his idea.
ly call themselves Christians cannot
explain what they think they believe. To the Editor:
He feels that, for many, that is “as
at Salem 3-7177 Collect for
tragic as the soldier who thinks of Josef Pulitzer, “It would be refresh
democracy in terms of hot rods and ing to see at least one newspaper not
rushing with the crowd, but standing
It certainly is not the task of the by what it believes to be true.”
public schools to try to explain to
I have been reading with amuse
“Christian” students what Christian ment and amazement all the recent ;
201 N. Commercial — SALEM
ity really is. That is where teachers letters and editorials about the prices |
would quickly find themselves in hot of our local food merchants and the
water: there are too many differing very real inconvenience their lack of
definitions of “Christians”. It is up advertising Iras caused most Mill City
to the home and the church to instruct I housewives. I have been hoping-that
children in what religious dogmas they i on(;
tbees merchants would reply
are to believe; the schools have a big 1t(> the barraKVi a, aft(,r all there must
enough job trying to teach the kids be SOME reason why such a public
what democracy really means.
service has never been rendered.
But in teaching the meaning of de
I heartily agree with Mrs. Knowles
mocracy and the origin of democratic as to the absurdity of name-calling
ideals, the schools are negligent if when these ladies (supposedly backed
they ignore the Bible. Miller is right by substantial numbers) do not have
when he says that “simply as a means the courage to have their own names
I of setting things straight” students I)rinte<] in" rhe paper. Why are they
should know the America's Biblical I so afraid?
origin of “revolutionary” faith that
However, _ I disagree with Mrs.
postulates the essential dignity of the Knowles as to the reason for the food
individual and holds that man is re- | merchants'" not advertising in The
sponsible for his own future, not the ( Enterprise It is not dislike of the
victim of immutable laws of history ' editor, or else they would load the
I Detroit Dtam News with weekly ads,
This newspaper, for 102 years, his <hich sheet has always been distrib-
firmly upheld the idea that church and | uted free. The food store» here di
state must be separate. But we can | not believe in newspaper advertising
agree with Miller that schools which i period.
Nor has this situation any
Now you can prevent give due attention to the Hellenic the relation to "the last mess that wan
Biblical origin of America’s “revolu created concerning the school board."
serious losses from the
tionary" influence on Western civili The School Board created the mess,
dreaded coccidiosis by
zation and pass over lightly the He- not the newspaper.
continuous feeding o f braic-Chnstian heritage that hirs
our NFZ medicated shaped Western man’s way of life are
the children and the nation an Dear Mr. Peterson:
check outbreaks with a doing
injustice.--The Oregon Statesman.
At our regular meeting held last
niglrt, a vote of thanks was extended
TV AND EDUCATION
to you for your very generous dona
the robins and crocuses tion of -pace in your paper for Amer
Only NFZ (nitrofurazone) medicated feeds provide has come with
the unfreezing of the tele ican Legion Auxiliary news. Sincerely,
all these big advantages.
RUTH STOVALL, Set
vision industry. The way has been
opened for almost every American April 22. 1952
eventually to be within range of at
Fewer runts or culls.
* Greater reduction of death losses
least one station. An industry incal Dear Mr. Petersoig
due to coccidiosis.
* NFZ medicated feeds can be
I read Elnora Albright’s letter to
culable in its influence on the national
* Better growth
fed to meat birds right
"The Editor”, last week. It gave me
to marketing time — no
a good hearty laugh. I can tell she
more throughout tests.
switching feeds the last few
The decision by the Federal Com is a very intelligent girl, but oh! how-
* No interference with efficiency.
munications Commission to set aside much she has to learn yet before she
channels for educational interests in is an adult. She is very much mis-
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242 communities is most heartening
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DON PETERSON, Publisher
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