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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
there has taught certain things that
This past Sunday delegates from should not have to be learned again.
Salem to the Republican national con One certainly is that ends and means
vention received air-mail special de should be better matched.
American military power was not
livery letters from Taft headquarters
in Chicago with “Victory News”. equal to the political task it under
When the postwar
There wasn’t much in the way of “vic took in Korea.
tory” material in the special dispatch. rush to “get the boys home” stripped
Instead, it actually amounted to an the nation of adequate forces to sup
other attack on the candidacy of Eis port its worldwide commitments, with-
enhower. For that matter, those dele drawel from some fronts became nec
gates and alternates have been receiv essary. And when Russia got out of
i Korea, the case for keeping United
ing quantities of such material.
Seward Reese, one of the alternates States forces there became weak.
Even more important was the po
from here, cited the error of this
and psychological failure. The
“victory” blast from Taft headquart
ers: Backers of the Ohio senator have United States failed to do as good a
been repeatedly making the error of job in organizing a strong free state
attacking Ike for being drafted to run in South Korea as Russia did in or
for president instead of hitting at the ganizing a strong police state in North
Korea. Reforms were not effectively
milions of Americans who have per
pressed; the people were not ade
sistently demanded he run.
Where the politicians drafted Taft,
That failure is being continued.
the people have been trying to draft
Korea must eventually be held by Ko
Progress is being made in
The “victory” angle the Taft forces reans.
training South Korean armies. But
have been using since the Ohioan an
what kind of government will control
nounced he would be a candidate
those armies? Will they be only a
should be weighing heavily on their
more efficient tool for maintaining
minds. His supporters have constant
a native dictatorship?
That is Qie
ly pushed the idea he was a cinch to
get the GOP nomination.
Of course, the task is tremendous.
Early this year after Senator Taft
And we must recognize that difficul
surveyed his prospects in the west
ties are caused not merely by the mis-
his top command came out with a [ takes of the free peoples but by the
prediction that Taft would win on the
ruthless, unscrupulous pressure of
first ballot at Chicago with over the
Even so, it is
needed 604 delegates’ votes. Specif
time that Americans gave as much
ically, 653 delegate votes were figured
attention to ideas as to arms. Only
as in the Taft camp. It is interest
so can they do the job that must fi-
ing to note that Oregon was one of ■ nally be done in Korea. Only so can
the few states in which Taft claimed they begin to win the war for men’s
nothing in the way of delegates.
minds in Asia. Only so can they lead
The news association polls show in developing the spirit of brotherhood
that as of now the Ohioan has over which is essential to successful co
500 deelgates and Ike has slightly over operation in any peace organization.—
400. Perhaps Taft will get his hoped- From Christian Science Monitor.
for victory, but if he doesn’t get it on
the first ballot he will suffer from
there on out. And Ike should benefit.
week a ful-grown fox,
Considering the outlook for the Ke
publican convention next week, there from no one knows where, walked up
is no reason for pessimism on the the stairs, in the back door, and down
part of the Eisenhower supp<,-ters and the hall of a residence miles within
delegates from Oregon as they pre the city limits of St. Louis—to the
pare to leave for the convention. The surprise, we are sure, of the lady of
Taft political steamroller is already the house, who was busily scrubbing
doing its job in the windy city, but one of the family small fry in the |
“victory” for the Ohioan is still not bathtub.
Not too many months before, in this
in sight.—From Capital Journal.
same metropolis of a million and a
quarter, cruising policemen pursued
KOREA — OBJ ECT LESSON
and caught a lean gray timber wolf
June 27, 1950, does not today seem slinking silently along a midtown
like a day to celebrate. Yet it may street in th* cold light of dawn. And
in time come to bet observed as mark more recently an antlered deer was
ing an important step on the road to captured on a road dividing two old
world peace. For on that day a cemeteries far inside the city’s bounds.
peace organization inaugurated effec
St. Louisans appear to be taking
tive measure to curb international these happenings pretty much in their
outlawry. This was the United Nations stride, murmuring a little, perhaps,
declaration that aggression had been but not over any fear of a returning
committed in Korea and calling on wild—just over the hottest June in
all members to help haltgt.
3 years. (What’s a fox or a wolf
The results have by no means been with the thermometer playing around
clear-cut and ideal. They have been 100?)
mixed and incomplete. South Korea
We might have some misgivings as
suffered vast damage. Members of the to the effect of these adventure stories
UN did not unanimously contribute on travel and migration westward
forces to uphold its action. There was across the Hudson but for one thing:
inadequate co-operation. The United Those still-extant habitues of Fifth
States bore such a large part of the Avenue or Bacon Street to whom the
burden that it looked like an Ameri United States remains one amorphous
can war. Mistakes, a second aggres void from Bayonne and Great Barring
sion, and politics wrought confusion ton to Beverly Hills and Berkeley will
likely never read such news items
Yet a very great deal has been from nowhere. So the extra-ordinary
The aggressors were se mobility of the American people will
verely punished and thrown back to probably continue unabated. — From
the startnig place. The pattern of suc Christian Science Monitor.
cessful grabbing set by Japan in Man
churia, by Mussolini in Ethiopia, and
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by Hitler in Austria and Czechoslo
vakia was broken. A police action
was supported by some 16 nations
with armed contingents fighting under
WE ARE PLEASED
the UN flag. Much has been learned
TO SERVE YOU!
about organizing to deal with ag
We hope you are pleased
In addition, the Communist time
with our service.
table of conquest has been seriously
upset. We have only to imagine what
the state of world morale would have
been, how many frightened nations
would have been terrorized into sub
mission, to realize how much the
battle in Korea has saved.
History may well decide that Korea
is worthy of special notice as a land
mark on the road to peace. But prog
ress on that road will depend in large
measure on how well the experience
THANK HEAVENS' Most attacks arc Just acid
there is utilized to improve peace indignation When It strikes, take Bell-ana
tablets They contain the fastest-acting
In addition to Korea's lessons for medicines known to doctors for the relief of
the UN. the United States' experience heartburn, gas and similar distress. 35<-
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Fourth of July
Fourth of July holiday started because a need existed
for keeping alive the spirit that made possible a new nation
intended as a haven for human hope. The steel-like nerve
of those who showed a “shoot ’em up spirit’’ in defending
the tiny nation little knew how great it might some day
be. It is hoped that our nation will measure up to the
bold strokes of men like Patrick Henry and Thomas
This Fourth thousands will take to the highways and
by-ways in search of the inner calm that was a stout part
of our founding-fathers’ lives. That spirit will not be
hunted down or scooped up. No photographs can be
taken of it or its sound recorded. If it exists it must
exist in our minds and, as it is sometimes sad, in our
Today the memory of those who made possible the
Fourth of July and our nation shines forth when bright
“Red, White and Blue’’ flags sparkle in the sunlight. One
can look at the celebration of the Fourth as a saddening
sign of worshipping tradition like the Chinese do, but the
people of the United States will not let that be the way
of things. We see in our flag ourselves.
Something of the spirit of those who carried the
musket and the sword back in the Revolutionary days
still prances forward when the “Stars and Stripes’’ flies
defiantly. The care of the flag of the United States in
the hands of its citizens is important. Through this care
there is bred an understanding of our history. It means
something that our flag is never allowed on the ground,
that it is lowered with respect and folded as it is lowered.
As true of all flags, our flag is a symbol. To us it is a
symbol of everything that we all hold dear. No expres
sion can define it. We can take comfort only when we
know that it still lives and breathes among us.
Like a kid with a new toy, we can’t let the subject
of the Republican convention alone. We know; and, they
at the convention know, that there will be fire-works at
Chicago. “Ike’s” forces and those of “Steamroller” Taft
are not trusting each other these days!
We had the pleasure of talking to one of those who
will have a vital part in the coming Republican conven
tion in Chicago .July 7. This individual expressed the
thought that Taft and his supporters were making a last
ditch stand against the over-riding popularity of “Ike”.
This is an interesting observation and, of course, it comes
from an “Ike” supporter. We hazard the guess, however,
that there is more to the doings of those in Taft’s camp
than a last ditch stand against “Ike”. It seems to us that
Taft just has too much confidence and “Ike” too much
inexperience in politics.
We are miffed that Oregon does not have television.
We will be denied the privilege of seeing delegates sweat
out a Republican nominee one way or another.
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throughout the summer SAFELY.
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Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
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