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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (July 24, 1952)
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
MEXICO'S NEW PRESIDENT
An exceedingly valuable, though by
Disturbances after the event do not no means total, perspective can be
affect the fact that the Mexican gov gained by looking through the eyes of
ernment this week succeeded in carry some of the minorities, themselves
ing out a national election under con most acutely affected.
The National Association for the
ditions of complete peacefulness at the
polls. This is something of an ac Advancement of Colored People, rep
resenting a racial minority, and the
complishment in itself.
Though official tabulation of the re American Jewish Congress, speaking
sults will take some time, it is clear for what is more a religio-cultural
that Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, candidate than a clearly racial group, have
of the dominant Party of Revolution joined in issuing a voluminous "Bal
ary Institutions, has won a sweeping ance Sheet of Group Relations” cov
majority over three opponents.
As ering the year 1951. It is a restrained,
former minister of interior under reasoned assessment.
The report sees over-all progress,
President Miguel Aleman, he brings
to the office administrative experi but a slackening in the rate of prog
The evidence of progress it
ence, freedom from ostentation, and ress.
a friendliness toward the United finds in hundreds of advances in many
States, whereas his rivals tended to fields rather than in dramatic develop
ward personalism, clericalism, or rad ments such as major legislation or
Supreme Court decisions.
As offsets to the general forward
The election illustrated that, al
march it lists an “increasing resort
though the PRI has held almost un
to the private use of violence and
disputed sway since its formation by
terror against minority groups.” Even
former President Cardenas nearly 20
in this the report sees a gleam of
y ears ago, it respects the principle of
light for it interprets these outbreaks
rotation in office. After the 34-year
as acts of desperation on the part of
regime of Porfirio Diaz which ended
extremists who see they are fighting
with the Madero revolution in 1911,
a losing battle in behalf of old prej
the constitutional rule of “no re-elec
tion” has become deeply established.
The slackening pace, the two or
The next step toward more repre ganizations believe, can be attributed
sentative government, and it may in part to the fact that progress until
take long evolution, would be in the now has been achieved on the ground
direction of a two-party system with less bitterly defended. Of more sig
a responsible opposition. Meanwhile nificance, they find, has been both
it is cause for satisfaction that the national concern over external dang
government has so cultivated a sense ers and a national confusion which
of the value of the franchise that some has permitted reform to be attacked
1,00(1,000 Mexii an» ( ast ballots in a as subversion.
race forecast to be a walkaway.—
This slowing rate of progress, says
From Christian Science Monitor.
the report, may have effects more
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—George Put: am.
State Softball Tourney
Orchids to the businessmen of Mill City for their
bringing to Mill City the State Softball Tourney for 1952.
Old Mill City will be in the throes of softball come August.
The lights at Mill City’s Allen Field have been burning
quite regularly recent nights. The struggle for top spot
for Mill City seems in favor of Kelly’s team. Could be
that is the incentive for Russell Kelly’s great push for the
state tourney here in Mill City. The old home town can
furnish the greatest pep for his team.
Aside from the fact that Mill City is a wee moved
that the big-wigs of softball have chosen it as the site for
their tournament, Mill City has a good deal as a result
of the attention the public will give this softball event.
Without being boastful about it, we can say that
there is a heck of a lot that can be seen here in the North
Santiam. Those citv slickers in Salem are getting right
fancy with our going’s on out here. Guess we can expect
more of that, however, because of that new highway
cornin’ up in the near future. Come on up boys and
see us under lights—we dare you. If you’re good enough
may be that some of you too will be permitted under our
NEWS TO NO ONE
big lights. When they turn on that big load of “juice” E. S. Volchansky is a Russian engi-
at Detroit dam, water out Salemites if you venture out neer who has fled to the west. United
States intelligence authorities are said
Mill Citv’s Allen Field will be so brightly to
consider him the best-informed
lighted that thev’ll have to shade the sun!
civilian to have escaped from Russia
in recent years.
Asked about the
conditions under which thet Kremlin
might be expected to start aggressive
war, he replied that one such condi
tion would be serious dissension
among the western powers.
This should be news to no one. Yet
it is a basic fact of international life
that is consistently ignored by an
ultra-nationalistic minority in each of
the western democracies. This minor
ity may be left-wing, as in Britain and
Germany, or right-wing, as in the
United States and France, but in each
case it seems more disposed to sow
dissension and distrust among the At-
lantic partners than to close ranks
against a common foe.
One has only to picture a world in
which Aneurin Bevan was Prime Min
ister of Britain, Charles de Gaulle
Premier of France, Kurt Schumacher
Chancellor of Germany, and any "go
it alone” advocate was president of
the United States to see the condi
tions of disunity ideally suited for
Soviet aggression. Fortunately things
are not going that way. So long as
a genuinely co-operative spirit exists .
in the west as a whole, no one of these
figures is likely to come to power—
at least on his present platform.—
From Christian Science Monitor.
This is what we wish we had said: “If you want to
live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat!”
Democrats keep that Chicago convention hall rather noisy.
We must admit that some Democrats are a bit bitter about
how they have been handled in the past. Spokesmen like
Barkley heal those wounds pretty fast however.
The fact that the Democrats are facing the issues
on foreign policy and on all fronts lends confidence in
their deliberations. We are irked at the poor attitude
of those Democrats from the South. There is ample
reason for boxing their ears for their out-look on life in
general. Like bad boys, much of their mischief stems
from lack of attention. The convention has generally
done a good job of hearing them out. Those who con
tinue bull-headed sound pretty sour.
There are those of our gentle readers who insist that
we “guess” who the Democratic nominees will be. Our
own enlightened self-interest dictates that we leave this
matter entirely up to the delegates at Chicago,
news-papers seem bound and determined that Stevenson
will be the nominee. Kefauver is attractive and familiar
to most of the public. Barklev took himself out of the
running. Let he who is young and foolish do the pre
dicting, we have had our share of nursing that bottle!
The most we can predict is that as things now stand
the people of the United States can rightfully expect a
THE WORI.I) IS V \T< HING
walloping battle from now on in the political arena, The How fare racial and so-called racial
relationships within the United States?
combatants w ill not hold back their punches.
serious in the international than in I
the domestic arena:
The propaganda of those who
would destroy us makes our failures
in the fields of human rights loom
far larger than our achievements;
and the slackening of our pace to
ward the goal of equality is dis
torted to appear as a retreat or a
However one may interpret the im
plications of "equality” the time is
long past when Americans could view
their unreconciled minority problems
from the court house tower or the |
state capitol dome and fee! sure that >
what they saw was “nobody else’s
business.' ” -Christian Science Monitor.
KLAMATHS MOULD WIND UP
The Klamath Indians are among the
more advanced and prosperous tribes
of American Indians. For some years
they have considered giving up their
tribal status; and at their election
last Friday adopted a motion to end
all tribal enrollments by June 30, 1959.
After that when the last person on the
tribal roll dies the Klamaths will cease
to exist as an organized tribe—which
extends its existence of course, to the
life span of whatever member lives the
The Klamaths also voted to restrict
membership in the tribe to those with
at least one-quarter of Indian blood
as of June 20 last. This prevents
further dilution of the tribe and its
The approval of the Secretary of the
Interior is required on both these res
olutions. _ The affirmative action,
(Continued on Page 3)
July 24. 1952
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
From where I sit... ¿y Joe Marsh ;
Me—Advising a Banker!
The Missus and I were invited to
dinner over at Balesville the her
night. I sat next to a banker from
the state capital.
"Mighty nice country you’ve got
down there,” he says. “Don’t be
surprised if I come to live there
myself. In a few years I plan to
get away from everybody, buy a
farm and just take it easy.”
“Well,” I told him, "we’d like to
have you. But when someone plans
to buy a farm and ‘take it easy' he
often winds up working harder
than ever. It takes work to run a
farm right no matter how many
hands ' ou can afford to hire.
“And from where I sit,” I con
tinued. "you won’t ‘get away’ from
people either. Neighbors are plenty
impor.'ant in a farming community
—whether it’s helping one another
out or just friendly visiting over a
sociable glass of beer.” “Hard work
and. neighbors dropping in all the
time?” he asks, looking at me over
his glasses. Then he smiles and
says. "Sounds wonderful. You’ve
just ild me on a farm.”
Copyright, 1952, United States Hrewert Foundation
We have added another pharmacy to
“The Quisenberry Pharmacies, that operate as one”
130 S. Liberty St., Salem
The new pharmacy will be open until 11:00 o’clock
at night on week days and from 12:00 noon until 2:00
P.M. and 6:00 until 9:00 in the evenings on all Sundays
and all holidays.
There we will specialize in prescriptions and stock
will be limited to medicines and sick room supplies.
Your prescriptions will be on file there as well as
at the other locations and will be available, for your
convenience, these longer hours.
The new location is 130 South Liberty Street, and
the phone number is 4-3336. However, if you dial the
Court Street number, 3-9123, and that store is closed,
the call will be relayed.
We are pleased to be able to offer this kind of pre
scription service and to have it available these longer
“THAT OPERATE AS ONE”
FOR 24-HOUR SERVICE DAILY DIAL 3-9123
R EG I ST FREI» Ol’TOM ETR 1 ST
could have been saved through our
Will be at his Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to B p m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment
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Ut The presidency, says John R Steelman in “American
Weekly" magazine. Many people think that they’d like to
take on the job. but they don’t realize the pressure under
which our president must work He signs an average of 600
congressional bills and documents every dav all
pointments with officials, con
gressmen and civic leaders run
from 9 .30 a m to 4 p m. or later
every day After the appoint
ments have been kept, he must
work till the wee hours on re
ports, official documents, public
messages The next day the grind
starts all over again.
'-i Eric VLeile of Washington.
D C . does, according to Nation’s
Business magazine. Weile spends
$2.500 a year just for parasols,
fans, pottery and other ornaments
his giant sundaes His
"Washington Monument" is a
supersundae made in a glass
more than a foot high ar id SIX
es in diameter. The sur da*
f 10 different flavors of IC*
in garnished with wain uta.
syrup, and marshmallow. Two
bananas covered with red. white,
and blue powdered cream, the
whole topped by an American
ID It has Tuna fishermen who
operate their ships out of San
Diego harbor use electronic depth
finders and radar as well as scout
ing helicopters, the traditional
sardine bait, and some earnest
prayers for God's guidance to the
elusive schools of blue-grev fish
A 'Catholic Digest” pteture
story tells the story behind the
40-cent tuna sandwich served in
most restaurants Each of the
tuna ships has a specially-built
chapel niche where the seamen
pray during their cruise.
It’s costly to replace a front wheel bearing when it fails
through lack of lubrication-and it happens to some car
ow ner every day.
Wheel bearings should be cleaned and repacked with
fresh protective lubricant regularly!
Our Car Saver Service helps you avoid this kind of
trouble and expense by regular inspection and service
of vital parts at correct mileage intervals.
EXPE1T LUBRICATION • TIRE SWITCHING • BATTERY CAW
ATLAS TIWS • BATTERIES • ACCESSORIES
*1 TAM C ■ t T T C R CARI OF YOUR CAR