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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1953)
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
Entered a* second-ela»»« matter November 10, 1944 at the i»owt office at
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
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Good Samaritan hospital in Portland
where she is recovering from major
“Selling Oregon scenery” paid off
Gordon Skidmore has returned to
again in 1952.
City grade school received a work after undergoing minor surgery
It is estimated by V. A. McNeil,
in a Salem hospital.
tjon representatives of Monmouth,
secretary of the Portland Chamber of
Tuesday. Mrs. Omabell McBee and
Commerce’s visitors service commit
Mrs. Helen Gwinn, supervisors were I
tee, that Oregon tourist income for
the year hit $121 million, of which
approximately $30*Z» million was spent
O. C. of E. has a follow-up pro-1
gram on its graduates going into the I
Oddly enough, the figure given for 1
going through their first year of
tourist income in 1952 is the same
teaching in the public schools are
as for 1951. Since there were more
Chicago — Eyestrain, in many
given helpful hints and assistance re-
tourists in 1952 than in the previous
year and since they stayed on the stances, is the price we must pay for garding problems that may confront
average 1.2 days longer, how is the progress.
income set as the same? The stated
The demands of our complex civili-1 Daran Dierks, Mill City fifth grade
reason is a slight drop in daily spend zation have made us acutely aware of teacher, is a recent graduate of O.C.E.
ing, from $5.40 in 1951 to $5.07 in our eyes, in the opinion of Dr. Louis and is now in his first year as a
J. Girard, a New York ophthalmolo- teacher.
Two big problems confront the gist. People who consult an eye doc-,----------------------_
state’s tourist agencies: How to get tor today frequently complain that
more tourists and how to persuade their eyes feel strained or tire easi
them to stay longer. Something is or that they get headaches when they
being done about both angles. The read.
By MRS. S. T. MOORE
state highway commission is doing
“A popular misconception is that
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Idanha volunteer fire depart
an increasingly better job of carrying people of the present generation have
color advertisements on Oregon into weaker eyes than in past genera
ROW!« CHAIN SAWS
newspapers and magazines of wider tions,” Dr. Girard wrote in the cur ing officers: Joe Roberson, president;
and wider circulation, not forgetting rent Today’s Hetlth, published by the
Adams, secretary - treasurer; Harry I
California, which is the chief source American Medical association.
of Oregon tourists.
“Why do so many people complain
The chamber’s visitors information about their eyes nowadays? The an assistant fire chief.
center is serving more tourists each swer is simple.
The demand for
year, as the figures show: 85,000 in acute vision is far greater in this
1949, 106,743 in 1951 and 111,795 in highly complex civilization. Our eyes
are no worse and, in some respects
In 1951 there were 900,000 cars are better than those of previous gen
carrying tourists listed in the state erations.”
and 1,005,575 in 1952. The visitors
Dr. Girard gave several reasons for
stayed 7.5 days in 1952 as compared
eyestrain. The most common reason
to 6.3 in 1951.
is a refractive error that calls for
Ha* Everything for Y oar
Possibly the biggest lack in the glasses. Undercorrected farsighted
Oregon setup is a greater number of ness, astigmatism, presbyopia or “old
information centers at gateways to sight” and overcorrected nearsighted
the state, where maps and accurate ness may produce eyestrain symp
road data can be given out. Filling- toms.
Furniture and Bookkeeping Supplies
Proper glasses can correct
station information for the most part these types, he added.
is highly reliable, but booths with am
Muscle imbalance, a disturbance in
ple parking space and Keenly informed the delicate eye muscles that syn
attendants can do more to make a chronize the movements of both eyes,
tourist welcome than any other factor. was the second reason given by Dr.
Residents of Oregon can be a pow Girard. Such affliction can be alle
erful factor in persuading the visitor viated by proper glasses, certain eye
MEN TO TRAIN
to stay longer if they “know” their exercises and, sometimes, by surgery.
state and can volunteer intelligent A less common cause is a condition
FOR REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS
data on roads and resorts, attractions I known as aniseikonai, which means
Age 21 to 60. Must be residents of this county two or more years*.
and scenic spots.—From The Oregon unequal images are seen by the two
Competent appraiser receive $.325 to $.350 per month.
eyes. Again, glasses can correct the
Farm experience valuable.
PEOPLES AND PRINCIPLES
Other reasons for eyestrain enum-
Write Box 348, Mill City Enterprise
A Korean group which is at the ( erated by Dr. Girard were prolonged
same time anti-Communist and anti I use of the eyes, improper illumina
Rhee declares in its monthly publica tion, and such organic eye diseases as
tion apropos of American support of conjunctivitis, glaucoma and uveitis.
Korea: “If the accent is heavily on
Eyestrain will not permanently
the military rather than on the wel damage the eyes, Dr, Girard pointed
From where I sit...
fare of human being, U.S. policy will out, adding:
“Continuing to strain the eyes when
The accent necessarily falls heavily . eyestrain symptoms are present can
on the military at this stage of' certainly aggravate the condition, but
Korea's defense, but the United Na- | it has not been known to prodlce or
tions can never afford to forget that ganic changes in the eyes. It is not
its action in implementing the prin- ' thought that the eye is capable of
That raffle for our Volunteer
ciple of collective security must also straining itself into permanent dam
Mrs. Thayer do with the coal?
Fire Department went over fine. She gave it to a church she's not
take account of people. As the same 1 age.”
We’re going to have money to get even a member of. (Her Church
publicatoin declares of the Koreans:
As for watching television, Dr.
a new engine—and then some.
uses her husband’s fuel oil.)
Collective securtiy means nothing Girard stated that it is “inconceivable
Our local merchants really
From where I sit, that's real
(to them) because they have no that the television screen would harm
donated some wonderful prizes. generosity. But then. Mrs. Thayer
security to begin wtih. Respect for the eyes of a person on the other side
Like Buzz Ellis, the radio-TV never did believe in dividing
the principles of the Geneva conven of the room; television contains no
dealer, giving that big television people into groups. She’s “for”
tion repatriation of a few thousand harmful rays.”
PWs has little appeal to people
set . . . and the Superior Motors everybody — whatever church
“Watching television to excess can
whose own future is in jeopardy.
putting up a brand-new car.
they go to. whether they like TV
cause symptoms of eyestrain, but not
There was a humorous note, or radio, people who enjoy tem
Of course, abandonment of those permanent injury," he said. “If the
too. The prize of a year’s supply perate beer, people who don't. A
principles would gravely affect the viewer needs glasses, has aniseikonia
of coal — donated by Baker Coal really icnrm-hearted person.
future anticipated for Korea, as it or a muscle imbalance, he is even
Yard — was won by Mrs. Thayer,
would the future of all mankind. And more likely to get symptoms of eye
whose husband is the biggest fuel
the Koreans will have to learn that' strain. But if the eyes are normal or
oil dealer in the county! What did
there is something bigger than a defects have been properly corrected,
united Korea—namely, the unity of no symptoms will result from watch-
Copyright. 1953, I ailed States Hreuers foundation
free men everywhere against the ag- ing television.
TOURIST BUSINESS BIG 1952
DON PETERSON. Publisher
gression- of total tyranny.
athy with the Korean people's
desires and a deep concern for their
welfare will keep anyone from think-
ing of them as mere pawns in a power
struggle between Sovjet Russia and
the United States. — From Christian
Q, C.E. Representatives
Call at Local School
“THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.”
—George Pu' im.
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