The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998, September 25, 1952, Page 2, Image 2

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Entered as second-clami matter November 10. 1944 at the poet office at
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 1. 1S79
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—George Pur am.
Truth’s Travail
Editorial Comments
September 23, 1952
Eisenhower, not Nixon.
Senator Nixon has weathered the
It’s sorta sad that the Republican storm.
leaders of 1952 feel that they have to I His breast-baring defense of his
repudiate Abraham Lincoln.
i whole financial career had great emo-
Now they declare that there is no 1 tional appeal, even though one realized
proper place in a political campaign ! that it was carefully staged and em-
| ployed all the props of a stage and
for humor.
All of which must cause the twink­ . production — struggling young man
ling-eye Rail Splitter, up in Valhalla, i fighting for the right, a spotted puppy
to smile a dry smile and remember one for his children and a $10 check from
of those anecdotes with which he used an oversea GI’s wife and baby.
to lighten the gloom in those dark
Eisenhower, sympathetic as he is,
days when he was leading the young responded emotionally as did millions
Republican party through the most of Americans who are quick to come
dreadful crisis that these United to the aid of a man in trouble. His
States ever faced.
[ comparison of Senator Nixon with
Can’t you hear Thomas Jefferson General Patton, one of the great field
and Old Hickory and Ben Franklin commanders of American history, il­
and those other moulders of the Amer­ lustrates how far overboard he went.
ican republic, joining in the chuckle
We believe that General Eisenhower
of Honest Abe as he looks down on once more has made an ill-advised
the little men of today who are afraid decision.
The formal decision last
to laugh?
night to keep Nixon was pure anti­
It would appeal to the humor of all climax.
of them—-the chief saint of the GOP
We believe that he now has had
read out of the party that he brought three fateful opportunities to rise to
first to power.—From Oregon Journal, greatness, to display the bold, courage­
ous, progressive leadership the people
sought in him. And we believe that
he has missed all three chances.
In the personal emotionalism and1 His failure to repudiate McCarthy­
dramatics of the Nixon affair, we' ism and Jennerism and his abject sur­
should not forget that it is General render to Taft Old Guardism, for the
Eisenhower, more than the junior sen­ sake of a congressional majority, now
ator from California, who is on trial eventuates in his complete acceptance
before the American voters.
of the Nixon story, fraught as it still
Eisenhower, not Nixon, had to make is with unknowns and imponderables.
the fateful decision, whether or not to
Perhaps Eisenhower felt that he
forgive and forget. It is Eisenhower, i must save face by standing by his first
not Nixon, who has the more to lose.
hasty evaluation of Senator Nixon—
If he has guessed wrong, Eisen­ without knowledge of his voting rec­
hower will be the one whose judgment ord and the $18,000 gift fund.
will be proved faulty. He will have , In any event his decision (following
to live with his decision. And his the otherj) has taken much of the
decision will have great, if not deter- shine of fhis campaign and has dulled
minative, impact upon the presidential the fine edge of his crusade against
election and the future of the Repub- corruption and bungling in Washing-
lican party.
Our sympathy, therefore, goes to
We give Senator Nixon credit. He
The hot political campaign predicted is upon us.
Pardon us if at times we fall short of an objective outlook
once in a while. Political discussions are almost impos­
sible now. Conversations lightly begun soon turn into
heated arguments. Our beliefs take on the aspect of a
creed for a crusade. Many persons wear their political
beliefs as chips on their shoulders. Old fears leap into
being like a horde of mosquitoes rising from swamp land.
Friends and chance acquaintances jab and wound each
other with pointed and barbed comments. Frustrations
turn into violent and emotional conduct.
F'ortunate it is that least touched by all this is Mr.
and Mrs. U.S.A. They listen, read and think. Their
ballots will bring their decision. Of one thing we are con­
fident—as things presently stand—there will be no clear­
now being made against all principal
made the most of a bad situation,
cut victory for either the Republicans or the Democrats.
He also made one excellent sugges- candidates will die down before elec­
A blending of the views of the major political parties will
tion day.
be reflected in the November vote.
Then, and only then, can we mako
He has told all. Now let Governor
We are now in one of the most desperate times in our
and wise decision.
Stevenson and Senator Sparkman tell
That—no matter who wins—is fun­
history. If Joe Stalin pulls a sinister move this month or
all. If there was anything reprehen­
sible about Stevenson’s fund for ap­ damental.—Oregon Journal, Portland.
during October, it may well have a terrible effect upon the
pointive officials in Illinois or placing
history of the world. What is being said in the current
Virgin olive oil is that obtained
’s wife on his senatorial pay­
political campaign by candidates and their supporters is
when the olives are first pressed.
roll, let it be brought out.
of such bitter nature and so vile an origin that those of
A dik-dik is a 3mall African
But Nixon made an obvious omis­
little emotional control may well be confused.
sion. He did not suggest that General antelope.
Eisenhower—to whom his dramatic
Seeds of doubt are being planted. Emotion rather
appeal was primarily directed — do
than reason is being played upon by those emotionally un­
likewise. If Nixon and Stevenson and
stable, How much this emotional heat will inflame the
Sparkman owe the American people
Fistula, Fissure, Itching, Prolapse,
minds of the voter we can not know. We do have faith
an explanation of their financial af­ and other Rectal disorders corrected.
that the people of the United States will not let such an
fairs, so does the general. The spe­
*Mild Treatment
cial ai*rangement (disclosed by Drew
abnormal thing twist their great reason away from truth.
Call for examination or write
The uncontrolled bare instincts of our dim past can
From the Baker Demociat-Herald
i taxes on the proceeds of his great
for Free Descriptive Booklet.
not swarm the bastions of enlightened reason. This is
Each man has his own idea of heaven but the valhalla for two persons book, “Crusade in Europe," should be
Don’t become incurable, by delay.
true in spite of "newscaster” Fulton Lewis Jr., Senators —at least in softball terms—is a spot in Oregon where fingers of the mighty spelled out in detail.
range reach down to meet the North Santiam canyon.
Nixon, Taft and McCarthy’s bootlegging of fortified wine Cascade
Here at Mill City, about 36 miles east of Salem, is where the Corvallis
pressed from grapes of fear and lovingly aged in vats of Elks won the 1952 state softball championship last month in a double-elimi­ teria generated by the Nixon affair
Rectal Specialist
nation tournament. Here is where efforts of the town’s 1800 persons re­ and the charges and counter-charges 2073 Fairgrounds Rd., Salem, Oregos
human sacrifice by tyrants and would-be tyrants.
Community Effort Praised
By Baker Softball Umpire
From where I sit... // Joe Marsh
No Longer Two Sides
to Th is Question!
Ever seen those two-family
houses they have in some places —
with separate front doors and
porches — aide hy side? My sister
owns half of one and lives in it.
near Philadelphia.
Nice little frame home Only Sis
painted her half brown and the
other family always painted theirs
green. Ruined the effect but for
years neither family ever thought
of suggesting that they both de­
cide on a common shade.
Now Sis writes that their two-
toned home is no longer. “I men­
tioned we were going to repaint,”
she says. "And they said let’s get
a color we all like. So we did. A
nice shade of gray for both aides.”
From where I sit. so often when
there’s a difference of opinion it’s
best to sit right down and work
things out (like when our volun­
teer firemen decided to serve both
lemonade and beer at their annual
picnic last month). Don't let preju­
dices "color" your opinion of your
neighbor, lie’ll probably be quite
as open-minded as you are.
Copyright, 1952,1 nited Stata Hrruers Foundation
Special Announcement
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
I’.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 I m * 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 lie relayed.
We are pleased to lx* able to offer this kind of pre­
scription service and to have it available these longer
sulted in new all-time attendance records for the state tourney.
Here is where Bob Armstrong, Baker, one of three umpires who worked
the five-day session, says he witnessed the greatest Oregon softball tourna­
ment he has seen. Bob doesn’t claim to be a veteran of state playoffs but
he has been around for four in the past six years.
Player and Umpire
He played for the Baker firemen in 1946 at Oregon City and umpired
here when Baker lost to Eugene in the finals of 1948, at Pendleton in 1950,
and at Mill City after two years in the service.
Bob is certain Baker or any other Oregon city wishing to host the tourney
can learn something from the folks—from mayor to tots—at Mill City. These
people decided to bid for the event, knowing that no city smaller than Oregon I
City (7,682 in 1950 census)—in 1940 and 1946—had been host in at least
20 years.
"But they gut together," says Boh. “and huilt a hall plant that would
cost about $30,000. The cash outlay was only about $3.500. The re­
mainder was covered in labor and material donated hy the many ambitious
folks in that community.
“They claim it’s the best-lighted softball field in the Willamette Valley,”
Bob continues. "I don’t doubt it’s the best-lighted softball field in the state,
“The diamond was in great shape and the groundskeeper combed it for
each game. They gave him a watch afterward for his fine job.
“Mill City really showed why it likes to be called the ’Hospitality
Private parking spaces were assigned for teams, officials, and umpires.
Central Setup
"Pressing rooms and other conveniences were top-flight. The field is
used in co-operation with School District 129-J and all athletic events of the
schools and Santiam Softball association competition are staged there. There’s
no bickering about who should use the field.”
Workers at Detroit dam, 12 miles east on highway 222. have filled hotels
and motels in the area. So again, notes Bob, Mill City's citizens proved
their right to be tournament hosts. They opened their homes to outsiders
in town for the diamond action. And a guide was assigned to each team,
official and umpire.
Bob and his wife. Lillian, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelly,
Mill City postmaster. Their very efficient guide. Lillian adds, »as five-
year-old Johnny Kelly.
An umpire’s lot isn’t always a happy one but Bob say’s he has seen no
better behaved crowds and teams.
"Nearly every beef «as reasonable.” he recall.’. “And no more would
be said, whatever the final verdict. We umpires never hesitated on confer­
ences. Softball’s a mighty fast game and it’s hard to be it»- position on
every play.”
The Baker umpire worked with Ron Derr, umpire-in-chief from Portland. |
and Dr. Rodney Smith. Corvallis.
“When eliminated," Bob adds, ’’each team used the public address system
to thank Mill City for its hospitality. We’d never seen that happen before.”
Orchid* and Elk Feed
Lillian remembers the orchids sent from Hawaii and doled out to the
ladies. And there was the community elk feed. Russell Kelly. Mill City, told
her he had killed the elk near I,a Grande.
“Every person connected with the tournament registered." she adds,
“and there were tree movies, dam tours, and merchandise coupons. And
we won't forget the barbeque in the city’s natural park."
Rob believes Nyssa, eastern Oregon entrant, was a victim of tournament
jitters in losing two straight shutouts.
He is certain Mill City will bid for the tournament again. Local ball
fans consider Bob a fine arbitrator but we suspect he's willing to call things
Mill City way on this particular play.
Quality Meats and Groceries
Quisenberry Pharmacies