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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
DON PETERSON. Rwhliulier
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•THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.”
—George Put• am.
The date was May 14, 1948, the place Mechanics Hall,
Boston, and the occasion the national convention of the
United Steelworkers. President Philip Murray had re
tired from the platform to rest after an hour-long speech.
The temporary chairman put the question.
Shall the officers be given discretion to test the Taft-
Hartley act by refusing to file non-Communist affidavits?
The voice votes both were thunderous. But the
chairman ruled: “The ayes have it.” The clamor that
followed was like feeding time in the lion house. Out on
the platform walked a slender, white-haired figure. The
roaring hushed as though a vast door had closed upon it.
In a soft Scottish burr Philip Murray ordered the ushers
to poll the 3,000 delegates, row by row. The ayes did
have it, and that was that.
The scene shifts in time and space—to July 24, 1952,
and to the White House in Washington. The President
had just announced the end of the longest and perhaps
most bitterly fought steel strike in history. Behind him
stood Phil Murray and Benjamin Fairless, president of
United States Steel. As the President finished the two
men shook hands warmly, then went out on the portico
to tell reporters of their decision to tour the steel mills
together in the interests of better industry-worker under
Nothing could better sum up the stature of this ex
coal miner, who considered his salary from the steel
workers sufficient pay for his yet-heavier responsibilities
as leader of the 6,000,000 unionists who make up the
Congress of Industrial Organizations.
“Phil won’t do nothing wrong,” a massive puddler at
tjie Boston convention had said as the issue hung in the
“A great citizen ... a great labor leader ... a
Christian gentleman,” said Benjamin Fairless; “a true
friend,” said Ben Moreell, board chairman of Jones &
lj«ughlin, as the two steel executives heard of Mr. Mur
Philip Murray was a hard fighter for what he
thought right, and—like his opponents—he was not al
ways right. But there was never a doubt of his respon
sibility, his high purposes, and his integrity. American
industry and labor alike will feel his loss.—From Christian
November 20, 1952
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
IKE AND ADLAI JOIN FREEDOM Curtain,—From Oregon Journal.
THE LOVEJOY LESSON
Eisenhower and Stevenson, stars on
America’s team of democracy, were
On November 7, 1837, the clergy
heard in national broadcasts originate man-editor Elijah P. Lovejoy was shot
ing the annual Crusade for Freedom and killed by a mob in Alton, Illinois,
to support the radio stations sending which thrice before had smashed his
the truth behind the Iron Curtain.
printing presses. Lovejoy was slain
The two party leaders were not in because he had persisted in writing
the studios but had made transcribed and speaking words which were hate
messages to be heard by their fellow ful to many of his fellow citizens and
disturbing to all of them.
He happened to be an abolitionist
Both agreed that the 13 bifc trans
mitters in Europe and the three sta at a time when slavery as an issue
tions operated in Asia have served as was blazing out of every crevice in
He might, had he
"potent weapons of truth” which have public opinion.
given new hope to the slaves in the lived in other periods, have been a
satellite nations and stirred the curi crusader for religious freedom or co
osity and interest of the Russian peo lonial independence. What is import
ple who are enslaved by the Kremlin. ant today about Elijah Lovejoy is the
Stevenson said that freedom continuing recognition that he braved
“speaks most clearly between man death itself to voice the right as he
and man, when its voice is neither saw it. And a monument to his mar
muffled nor amplified by govern tyrdom now stands in Alton’s River
mental intervention or other official side park.
It remained for the governor of the
Eisenhower’s comment follows: state in which Lovejoy was mobbed
“Millions of people have listened to and killed, and the national leader of
an infinite number of Communist lies the party which, 115 years before,
designed to make them hate us. The represented opposition to the goals
Communists have isolated their peo which the editor had urged, to express
ple to keep them from ever hearing the essence of the Lovejoy lesson.
the truth—to create a vacuum in their
“Lovejoy,” said Gov. Adlai Steven
minds which will absorb lies because son in dedicatng tihe monument, “saw
there is nothing else for them to seize the problem in terms of what he felt
obliged to say, not merely of what
“The only way to frustrate this evil he might be entitled to say.” The
manipulation of human minds and greater cause he served was not only
emotions is to supply the truth, which the right but also the duty “to speak
gives the oppressed people a measur out for the truth.”
ing stick to lay against each lie that
Free speech, said the governor, in
is told to them.”
cludes freedom “not just to denounce
Americans of all political parties, heretics but to pronounce heresies, the
faiths, creeds and national origins freedom to say lawful but unpopular
have a tremendous stake in the Crus things” — something Lovejoy in his
ade for Freedom campaign. It cannot day had certainly been doing.
too often be repeated that by the
And pointing to the tablet he was
use of Radio Free Europe and Radio dedicating, Governor Stevenson de-
Free Asia the world may be saved dared:
from the horrors of another world war
“We are also dedicating a stone
in starting a backfire behind the Iron to mark the grave of a heresy . . .
which power was used during these
periods we might ex
Editor's Leiter Box corresponding
plain that the houses were both seven
To the Editor:
We read with interest and appre
ciation your column on changes and
progress noted during your recent
visit to Detroit.
Your comment on the “cheap pow
er” furnished in the Detroit area by
Benton-Lincoln Co-op did, however,
arouse our curiosity sufficiently to
establish these facts pertaining to our
personal power bills for the months
of July, August and September in
1951, when we were on the Idanha
Power lines, and corresponding
months when Benton-Lincoln supplied
To clarify the circumstances under
It is the heresy that you can kill an
idea by killing a man. defeat a prin
ciple by defeating a person, bury
truth by burying its vehicle.”
These are old and simple but none
theless great truths. They have been
tested and proved by every step that
has marked the spiritual advance of
the human race. — From Christian
room dwellings equipped with the
same electrical appliances, with the
exception of the blower for the oil
furnace in the house we now occupy,
which obviously would add nothing to
the kilowatts used during the sum
We have heard of one family who
finds Benton-Lincoln power cheaper.
We have talked personally with many
who have not.
Of course, Benton-Lincoln gives us
the privilege of reading our own met
ers and mailing in the reading. Be
fore, that service was down for us.
Other benefits from the Co-op are
the recipes and lace doily patterns
offered in the chatty “current com
ments” received monthly. No doubt
it costs something to print that but
we don’t subscribe to it by choice.
A certain word—“powerless”—was
batted about the upper canyon quite
freely the past few years. Now look
who’s powerless — we are, and right
over the Benton-Lincoln barrel. We
do have the choice offered with most
utilities, to take it or leave it. We’ll
take it, please; our eyes aren’t so
sharp with the kerosene lamp.
The jist of it is the power is not
cheap and we have an idea that the
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R EG ISTER ED OPTOM ETRI ST
HAS MOVED his Mill City office to Stayton in the Post Office Bldg..
2nd Floor, in the Dr. Victor J. Myers offices.
Office Hours: Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
HOME OFFICE: 313 W. FIRST. ALBANY
THE COMMERCIAL BOOK STORE
Protect Jobs by Saving Electricity
141 N. Commercial Rt.
The long dry fall has resulted in dangerously low water in the rivers which gen-
II im Everything for Vour
erate our hydroelectric power. As a result the Defense Electric Power Administra
tion has ordered temporary cutbacks in the amount of power used by major elec-
Furniture and Bookkeeping Supplies
trie users such as factories and mills. This means that production is being cur
tailed and workers' wages reduced ... or even cut off altogether.
Crosley Refrigerators and Ranges
Bendix and Thor Dryers
You Can Help!
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING
Every kilowatt-hour of electricity you save releases more for industry. More men
to save electrify every hour of every day. To keep jobs going . . , make every
will continue to draw their full pay checks. So check your home now for ways
El l« IRK XL ( OMR X< UNG
F.II.A. FIN XNC1NG
Be Thrifty With Electricity!
Save electricity everywhere you can. Eliminate waste of electric power every-
where. Snap off the switch on that lamp or appliance when you finish using it.
Going ... Going ...
Remember . . . MAKE EVERY KILOWATT COUNT!
Cranny Robinson put on quite a
show the other night at the annual
" hite Elephant auction held at
the Women's t I uh.
Towards the end of the evening,
nhe had the ladies battling for
anything she put up 'What am I
l id for this woman's lovely black
coat here good as new* Who'll
aay ten dollars?" she asked.
Granny held the coat up, and
Commenced describing the coat's
lining, sleeves, buttons — really
“selling hard.” Then, suddenly,
she took a et«»r look and blurted
out “Land sakes, no more bidding
please—this is my oun coat!’’
From where I sit, what almost
happened to Granny was good for
a laugh. hut sometimes when peo
ple “get carried away" with their
own talk it's not so funny. I prefer
a glass of temperate beer while
listening to my favorite radio pro
gram— you may like soda pop —
or cider. I suggest we hold on to
our personal opinions — and be
lieve in them — but take a good
close look at them before we try to
“seH” them to our neighbor!
Mountain States Power Co
In Cooperation With
Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
Defense Electric Power Administration