The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998, February 19, 1953, Page 2, Image 2

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    Editorial
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
February 19, 1953
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
lust Arrived...
both these problems—while memory
is fresh and public resentment is high.
Constitutional amendments would
A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Entered an second-cl*«« matter November 10, 1 944 at the poet office at
To eastern Oregon and Idaho where
be required, of course, but there is
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 1M79.
K. J. Nolin, Route 1, Lyons, Feb. 18,
light and power rates are 100 per cent
time for effective action before the
at Salem General hospital.
higher than they are in the down­
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: One insertion for 50c or three for »1.00.
next presidential election.
stream
cities
we
should
worry
that
The Enterprise will not be responsible for more than one incorrect in­
A SON—To Mr. «nd Mrs. John L.
Gallup polls indicate that 73 per
sertion. Errors in advertising should be reported immediately. Display
customers of a number of conscience­
Toepher, Idanha, Feb. 18, at Salem
cent
of
the
people
favor
a
nation-wide
Po
’
.
itiial
Advertising
75c
inch.
Advertising 45c column inch.
less utilities in those parts are pulling
preferential primary system that Memorial hospital.
the wool over the eyes of thousands
A SON — To Mr. and Mrs. Jack
NATION
al
editorial
would
take nominations out of back
NIWSPAMR
of users of what used to be cheap
Schultz, Mill City, Feb. 17, at Salem
rooms
and
place
them
in
the
hands
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northwest power. Yet, with some of
Memorial hospital.
of the people.
our own people already the victim of
-^ASSOCIATION
Senators Kefauver of Tennessee,
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Michael
similar boldness on the part of util­
Smathers of Florida and Douglas of . Schwindt, Lyons, Feb. 16, at Salem
ities, advancing rates well ahead of
Illinois and others have been advo­ Memorial hospital.
’THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.’
the expected political change, it is
cating a universal primary amend­
—George Pur am.
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
well to look into the coast rate in-
ment providing compulsory preferen­ Hicks, Lyons, February 14, at Salem
crease.
tial primaries in every state in June Memorial hospital.
When water in the rivers became
of
presidential election years. Each
low due to adverse weather and to
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
party in each state would be entitled Wagner, Mehama, Feb. 14, at Salem
NO FOOLING
lack of high storage dams upstream,
February is an under-estimated to the same number of nominating Memorial hospital.
dams like the new Yale private project
!
It lacks the stature of its votes as the total number of senators
By BARRY BINGHAM
became actually idle and Bonneville month.
President, Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal and Times
brothers
and
sisters. In cold climes and representatives it has. Persons
generators cut back their output. As
consequence, private utilities were it often seems to represent the con­ having a majortiy of votes in each
In Louisville recently, a cancer patient whose disease a compelled
to fire up their steam centrated essence of coldness. People party would be the nominees.
was in an advanced stage decided to try a new type of plants. Immediately the companies sometimes get impatient with it, as its Several proposals have been either
operation. The adrenal glands were removed by surgery, paraded to Salem and obtained per­ widening days seem to belie the neces- for abolishment of our archaic elec­
system or for modifying
and the patient is now greatly improved. The surgeon mission from the administration there stiy for its staying so determinedly it toral to college
eliminate the winner-take-all
winterish.
They
want
to
hurry
it
up,
to
raise
rates
20
per
cent
due
to
the
who developed and performed this delicate operation was
“added cost of steam.”
This week, the brisk but stubborn little month, provision which disfranchises large
a young Chinese.
with northwest rainfall bringing in so that March may roar in and open , 1 segments of voters in the various
| states and makes possible the election
In Korea, the breaking down of race barriers occurs the generators again, steam is being the way for the first crocus.
YOUR
every day. A white soldier is rescued from a shell crater cut back. But not the rates. The Yet there are hard, cold, glittering , ' of presidential candidates with less
a popular majority.
by a Negro. A Frenchman fights side by side with a boy companies now say that “it will be at days in February that are not to be , than
AUTHORIZED
Direct election of presidential and
sneezed
at.
Everything
seems
bright
least
the
middle
of
next
summer
”
be
­
from Kansas who could not understand a word he might
one
I
vice
presidential
candidates
is
fore they will have recovered the and clear, everything seems small and
DEALER
say. Theirs is the brotherhood of common danger.
I money put out to pay for steam-gen­ merry, like a Pieter Breughel skating . possibility. Retention of the electoral
Brotherhood is something like faith. Religious faith erated power. The state public util­ scene. There is fire as well as ice in college system, but with proportional,
FOR
is a concept most of us honor, but which we neglect ities commissioner complied and his the air, and if anyone complains that rather than state by state voting by
is another. Either proposal
during the ordinary hours of our lives. Then comes a office predicted there would be “no it is bitterly cold we may remind him electors
is preferable to the existing system
crisis. Our life is threatened, or the life of somebody early end to the 20 per cent sur- that it need not be: the bitterness is which
places a premium on accident
in him and not in the cold. February
”
we love. Our lips begin to form unaccustomed prayers charge.
Let’s look at the subterfuge and is like that; it calls for precise defi­ and fraud and places too much power
that pour straight up from the heart.
‘i*
claw away the wool.
nitions. (Thus it risks the calculated in splinter parties.
It is the same way with brotherhood. We are glad First, the private utilities are nut audacity of a 29th day every now and We’ve suffered long enough under
our nuseemly and deal-ridden conven­
POWtR CHAIN SAWS
to acknowledge that we are our brother’s keeper, and he the but end in this situation. 1 For then to bring the calendar into accord tion
system and our ridiculous and
with
the
sun.)
about
13
years
they
have
chosen
to
is ours, when danger sharpens our sense of common cause.
Phone 1652
power upon the basis of just
April may display more girlish hazardous electorial college system. I
Yet the common cause is always there. If we are all buy
such an interruption as now has wiles and guiles, but February (de­ I Each is a symptom of political im-,
24-HOUR SERVICE
brothers on the field of battle or in the operating room, happened. The reason they buy that spite the paper lace fripperies of St. 1 maturity and a road-block to majority
rule.
—
From
Oregon
Journal.
we are brothers in the plain surroundings of our daily kind of power is that they buy it Valentine’s Day) is nobody’s fool.—
cheaper—an average of 2.36 mills From Christian Science Monitor.
Jives.
wie«?«
Let’s not put faith and brotherhood up on a shelf, to per kwh compared with 2.80 mills ARCHAIC ELECTION SYSTEM
paid for by a number of cities and
1288 STATE ST
SALEM, ORE.
Ph. 3-6489
be reached for in an emergency. Let’s use them every other
The 83rd Congress recently went
day. They should not be associated with death or the power. agencies which buy firm through the farcical ceremony of can-
threat of death. They are really the elixir of life.
The saving by their preferred rate vassing the electoral vote and declar-
has totalled an estimated $12 million >n$r Eisenhower and Nixon duly
dollars yet they had been charging elected president and vice president,
customers rates in excess of that re- respectively, of these United States,
quired had the utilities been buying
The action surprised no one,changed
3
firm power. In other words, the con- nothing.
It merely confirmed the
sumers have already paid for firm already fairly well established rumor
power, the companies wasted this rev- that Eisenhower beat Stevenson last
YOUNG EASTERN OREGON HEREFORD
enue and in addition benefitted by a November 4.
INSPECTED FOR YOUR PROTECTION !
We hope, however, that it did some- 3
$12 million savings in their wholesale
But
the
very
moment
thing
more
than
waste
precious
time
'
»
power costs.
they faced the facts of their inter for members of the house and senate,
ruptible agreements, they neither had ; We hope that it demonstrated to the
Round, T-Bone or Rib, lb.
layed away the surcharge nor the sav- American people the absordity of our
ing and ran to Salem for an imme- [ outmoded electoral college system—
diate relief from steam generation much as television demonstrated the
which was already a part of their' phony nature and bad taste of our
operation. Not only did they run to ( national convention system of nomi-
Salem but they are also running to nating our presidential and vice presi- |
«
the propaganda machine and telling dential candidates.
We hope that the 83rd Congress,
the public that the whole system ought
Heart or Tongue, lb.
to stand the cost of steam—not ju>t in its wisdom, will do something about tt
the private utilities. Yet the system
has stood the cost of firm power al­
ready — through the 2.80-mill rate
which is higher than the private util- j
Sliced Liver, lb.
ities pay, and through the loss of sys-1
tern revenue because the private util­
ities get a cheaper rate. The costs
of the steam plants, by the way, are
Arm Cut. Blade or Rump, lb.
, usually already written off the books.
This is not an argument for public
Don t let dUBcult breathing, coughing
power, but we think it is as fine an
and wheeling, due to recurring spasms ot
example of the merit of the federal I Bronchial Asthma or simple Bronchitis
your sleep and energy without trying
power development as has happened j ruin
MENDACO. Works through your blood to
Front Quarter
Half or Whole
Hind Quarter
help
loosen and remove thick, strangling
since the projects were begun. The
mucus Thus usually allays coughing which
permits freer breathing and sounder sleep.
second point we want to make, how­
MENDACO under money back guar­
I ever, is that the rate increases clearly I Get
antee at druggists.
MILL CITY. OREGON
THAT SI R( HARGE LETS
EXAMINE THE FACTS
DON PETERSON, Publisher
Brotherhood and Faith
Are Every-day Words
define the great value of the poten­
tial power in Hells Canyon—stored
power. If Hells Canyon project pow­
er cost more than Yale or Oxbow or
any other it would be better power,
At less cost it is double the value
because it is the very logical substi-
tute for the costly steam standby.
While producing more firm power on
its own than any other low dams in
the same area its great contribution
is the water it can release to thirsty
generators downstream.
The “unseen” cost of low-dam folly
has been stripped bare of its disguise.
Low dams mean high rates—on the
coast as well as in Idaho and eastern
Oregon.—From Baker Record-Courier.
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Fresh Hamburger 39
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