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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
By Ed Nofziger
• JOE BEAVER"
CARD OF THANKS
Our heartfelt thanks to all who ex
tended comforting sympathy and help
in our recent sorrow; for beautiful
service, floral offerings, and other
kindnesses, we are grateful.
Mrs. LYDIA CULWELL
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Short
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Naue
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Culwell
Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Culwell
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Culwell
MILL CITY. OREGON
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CARD OF THANKS
Our sincere thanks and appreciation
for the acts of sympathy and kind
ness during the loss of our loved one.
Especially to those who sent flowers
and the American Legion for their
LEN E. YOUNG and Family.
“THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.”
—George Pul am.
Just what does one do in a case like this?
My phone rang—a voici on the other end "Where’s
the ‘editorial’ you said you’d like to write for my paper
I thought it was a gag—me—a Republican, writing
an editorial for a Democratic paper! My, my — how
times have changed.
But, maybe you’re right — your
paper DOES represent the people—all of us. I’ll admit
though, that I am somewhat fla^gergasted at your taking
me up on "doing the honors” editorially, for you one day.
Here it is—best I can do—on short notice:
Years ago, 0. Henry wrote a story called "Roads of
Forest Service. U. S. Department of Agriculture
Destiny”. In it he pictured the outcomes that might have
"A ground fir» that doesn’t kill th« big trees, burns forest cover and
happened to a man had he taken the various turnings.
ruins a watershed anyway."
Research proves that just such a possibility is open to
each of us in most of the situations with which we have
to deal. Moodily treading the path of life, we come to
many intersecting experiences each presenting a choice.
That we do not more consistently take the road of con
structiveness is because of our obliquities. We turn every IS THIS WHAT THEY MEANT BY that begins where the Taft-Hartley
FOR CHANGE ?
act leaves off.
which way and do not follow the way to happy adjust Two •TIME
Under existing labor legislative in
powerful union-busting drives
ment. Afterwards, we see clearly enough which way we are underway these days — one in terpretations, the Taft-Hartley law
should have gone, for many are wise in retrospect. Con Salem, Oregon, the other in Washing applies to all disputes involving firms
sider what happens in the lives of those you know. How ton, i).C. Both dovetail in with one i engaged in interstate commerce. State
many times were biases the true causes of their sorrow, another. If both click, Oregon work ! laws affect only business in intra
will find themselves restricted by state commerce.
how often were situations correctible and sometimes even ers
But, if this proposed change is made
a law far more drastic than the Taft-
acceptable, had they only known it?
in the T-H act, then either the state
Nothing is ever achieved by concern over conse Here’s the pitch:
I or federal law—whichever is tougher
quences when the sequences which produced them are In Salem, the legislature is taking 1 on unions—could and would be applied
neglected. Yet, it is a habit with most of us to go on action on a bill which would go far to disputes concerning interstate or
and on as we were going, plagued by a pursuing trouble, beyond the Taft-Hartley act in de intrastate
And, in Oregon at least, a tougher
priving union members and potential
yet never seeking the reason.
union members of their right to or than T-H bill already has passed the
It is time that some thought were given to the idea
that automobiles come from the factory equipped with
safety belts. The public is used to safety belts in air
planes. The safety belt has proved its usefulness in air
craft and in other fast-moving craft.
show us over and over again how a simple safety belt
can prevent injury during crashes that under normal road
conditions would kill.
We are informed that 37,600 persons were killed and
2,090,000 injured by motor vehicle accidents last year.
This is a terrible toll of our citizens. The safety belt
could have saved a large part of this human misery. We
do not agree that all this came about because of errors
made by those involved. A large portion of the blame can
be placed at the door of the manufacturers of automobiles.
Automobile companies are putting a dangerous machine
on the road when they fall short of building into it safety
belts and other safety devices. It isn’t just the nut behind
the wheel that is causing all the trouble. Motor cars that
are not equipped with safety belts are dangerous, very
The argument that users of motor cars would scorn
the safety belt even if placed on the automobile is side
stepping the problem. There must always be a starting
place. And the factory is it. An educational program
and sound legislation can make the safety belt in the
modern automobile a normal thing.
Crosley Refrigerators and Ranges
Bendix and Thor Dryers
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING
House and now is slated for Senate
“Business groups,” says the con
servative Wall St. Journal, “are back
ing the change in the Taft-Hartley
act because they want the states free
to enforce tighter curbs on union
The prospects for unions and union
members under this double-squeeze
play are not bright.
Of course, the new Republican ad
ministration in Washington, and the
old Republican administration in
Salem, may yet throw their weights
against these legislative changes in
labor law—changes which would knock
the very foundations out from under
the labor movement.
They may—unless this is the kind
(Heard over KPOJ, Portland, at 10:15 of change they actually meant when
p.m., Monday through Friday)
they said it was “time for a change”.
—From Oregon Teamster.
Falling beef prices will soon stop
Secretary of Agriculture typical M c C arthy smearing
Benson is moving in to support cattle
The senate’s foreign relations com
prices—the first time the government mittee after thorough investigation
has taken such action since the de confirmed
pression. Cattle industry spokesmen nomination of Charles E. Bohlen to
in Omaha say they are in favor of the be ambassador to Russia. Notwith
government supporting beef prices, as standing the staunch support given
long as it doesn't lead to price con Bohlen by Secretary of State Dulles
trols. In other words, they favor pro and the president himself, McCarthy
tection for themselves but not for the is continuing his characteristic smear
tactics based, as Senator George says,
on "anonymous letters, rumor and
Housing is in short supply from hearsay in the FBI's secret report to
coast to coast . . . especially in the the state department." None of it,
brackets which wage earners can af Dulles says, involves any question of
ford. Recently, President Eisenhower Bohlen’s loyalty and security.
urged his congressional leaders to McCarthy wants “a lie detector test.”
Anyway the incident has demon-
seek extension of rent control until
October 1. This is a peculiar move
since congress is not expected to be
in session on October 1 when rent
controls expire, and the President
would not have authoiitj to extendi
ganize and bargain collectively.
In Washington, two bills have been
introduced which would allow the
Taft-Hartley law to be superseded by
state laws when these state laws are
tougher than the federal law.
The Oregon anti-labor bill, if en
acted, would be far more restrictive
than the federal law.
So, if both
moves succeed, Oregon workers and
their unions will be governed by a law
CARD OF THANKS
Our heartfelt thanks to all who ex
tended comforting sympathy and help
in our recent sorrow. For the beauti
ful service, floral offerings, and other
kindnesses, we are very grateful.
MRS. J. R. GEDDES
MISS DAISY GEDDES.
strated the unsubstantiated charge or
fear that whenever McCarthy cracks
the whip the president and his ad
visers jump and obey, and that his
defiance prevails in congress on mat
ters affecting executive prerogatives.
Dulles has officially stated that
Bohlen is “uniquely qualified” for the
Moscow post, especially since the suc
cession of Malenkov to Stalin's job
and the increasing tension of Soviet
relations with the West and the at
tacks on American and British air
craft. The need is imperative that
the U.S. have a qualified ambassador
at Moscow as soon as possible, and
the appointment of one is important
in a personal way and the president’s
prerogative of office.
An ambassador does not make for
eign policies, though his report may
influence them. His is not the func
tion of a policy maker—that function
belongs to the president and his cabi
net and their foreign experts.
Objection to confirming Bohlen was
based on his defense of concessions
made to Stalin by Roosevelt at Yalta.
That is not the issue for he was not
chosen as a policy maker. The secret
pacts are denounced by the repub
licans on grounds that neither FDR
nor HST had legal powers to make
them and that they were dupes of
Stalin when they did.
testify, however that Nationalist
China should have been represented,
instead of ignored at Yalta and its
territorial claims should not have been
vacated by wartime allies,
McCarthy has no valid case against
Bohlen as the senate will probably
recognize it by his confirmation in
spite of McCarthyism.—From Capital
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POWER CHAIN SAWS
Branch Store Lyons
Sweet Home, Philomath
I sit... Zy Joe Marsh
Pulls a "Pip”
Chip Hanson is a clever com
mercial artist. Beside doing car
toons on our paper, he picks up
“free lance” drawing jobs.
Right now he's whipping up
posters for the Safety Campaign.
They all have headlines like
WIRE CAN START A EIRE!”
To Our New Office
BASSETT’S WELDING SHOP
"PLAY IT SAFE!”. . . or, "A LIVE
“Everything for the Logger'
“The Everlasting Word of Christ”
will be the topic of Rev. Dodge's mes
sage for next Sunday morning, April
12, at 11 a m. Sunday school will be
at 9:45 with Mrs. John Prideaux, gen-
eial superintendent, and Mrs. Glen
Julian primary superintendent. Youth
Fellowship will be at the parsonage
at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday the resurrection
story was told again in sermon and
song with the worship service begin
ning at 10.30. Orchestra music was
furnished with Virgil Rogers, director,
and Hazel Neal and Mrs. Wilson Stev-
ens, pianists. The junior choir was
directed by Miss Vivian Boyce.
Many family gatherings were held
Easter Sunday with out-of-town
guests and some going away for the
Mrs. Leonard Thoma and son Jim
mie were Sunday evening guests at
the home of her mother, Mrs. Martha
Paul Gerath is convalescing at the
Salem Memorial hospital following
major surgery last week.
Gooch Logging Supply
The 32-ycar-old National Health
Council is split by an argument with
the American Medical Association.
The bone of contention is the report
of the commission on the nation's
ELECTRICAL CONTR U TING
health, a group which was appointed
by President Truman. It consisted of
outstanding laymen and health work
ers and was headed by Dr. Paul Mag
CF •’< w? ’< -W-'< <F-’i WF •’<
nuson of the American College of
Surgeons. But it refused to knuckle
to the AMA, and now the AMA re-1
fuses to consider the commission’s
report as valid health reporting.
April 9, 1953
Chip looked a bit sheepish yes
terday. Didn’t want to tell me
why. Finally he blurted out. “I
feel like a dope. Here I am on
this safety program ar.d the fire
inspectors tell me tny oim etv.
¿•o'* a fire trap. I've been stor
ing paint there for years . ..”
From where I sit, what hap
pened to Chip could happen to
anyone. He was just too busy in
forming everyone else about
safety — not realizing his safety
was threatened, l ike those who
fret about their neighbors —
whetl.?r they can afford a new
house, whether they should have
coffee or a glass rf beer with
lunch — Chip simply forgot to
draw F9ine obvious conclusions
Open Elimination Tournament
Every Sunday 3 p.m.
On Highway 222, Linn County Side
George “Sparky” Bitter