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that would wipe out civilization and
, modern industry as we know it—that
| —and maybe my last. Fact is they would place man in the primitive age
I might not even print this. If, though, I —or -as a second choice, all nations—
they do print it and you read it and in a sweeping disarmament agreement
i really want me to write seriously— agree to junk all atomic weapons—
why dont cha either phone ye editor, I (NOW being discussed at United Na
By LANCE SAILS
I see him, or drop a card in the mail. tions headquarters in New York City
as I write this!)
! Do it today!
The entire world is so frightened
(The following is a reprint of one
of my columns in the early Spring of I us was a guy—who, because of his in regard to modern weapons that it
strictly UNoithodox ideas was, on may make such a disarmament agree
I am not sure how much longer many occasions politely kidded for ment. Don’t be surprised if it hap
■they’ll let me write. Got “called on i his dreaming. But he had courage. pens just that way. Things are hap
the carpet” by the boss. Went about He let people in on his dreams— pening—and fast! It is much later
like this: “Lance, dern it, you’re col whether he got kidded or not—and if than you think!
It is fun, like you've never experi
umn is interesting and all that—but anyone sought to goodnaturedly be-
why can’t you come down to earth— ! little his dreaming by proposing some- enced before to ask someone the an
■etc., etc.—and for gosh sakes, man, 1 thing utterly preposterous, he'd tell swer to a question only to have them
’em, “Okay, you sack sit and I’ll sell tell you they did not know—and in
cut it down! etc., etc.”
proving that they did not know—lay
My column this week is an attempt
And that brings me down to hotses! out in plain sight—the answer they
in that direction.
Whenever I feel low I get by my assured you they did not have.
Ever since I arrived in the canyon,
Such was my experience when I
I KNEW—and it would take a book self, get out my Bible and either open
to explain my reasons why—that this a fresh quart of beer or put on a stopped in at a little radio shop on
Santiam .boulevard—Stiffler’s. I had
canyon would one day come into it’s fresh pot of coffee.
You good people—please don’t look some difficulty with my car radio.
own—in a big way.
I was feeling sorta low one morn down your nose at me—not for that! Tube trouble, I think. Got to think
Dropped in at the Mill City Manys the time I hit for a tavern ing.
Just as sound is broadcast by radio,
Tavern—at the bottom of the hill— after first going to church—and to
"never a dull moment” and Byron tell those that I met there, “I missed so also it is now possible to broad
seeing you at worship”. Now don’t cast power by means of a vacuum
<Davis) said he didn't feel good.
“S’matter kid?" I asked. Told me you think you’d better take back what tube. I learned from Stiffler (who
Installing officers and new officers of Marilyn Chapter 145, Order of Eastern Star, are pictured. From left
is an Einstein at fixing radios) that
that the doctors thought he had You were thinking? Honest now?
are: Front row, George Huffman and Laurell Johnson, worthy patron and matron; Betty Tinney and O. K. Hirte,
"rocks” (gall stones). Told Byron to
associate matron and patron; second row, Helen Johnston, Clara Morrie, Lois Scott, Ann Hirte. Mabie Parker.
The Russian Cossacks have long out from a broadcasting plant is pro Third row, Halle Toman; Esther Hartley, installing grand patron; Mildred Allen and Doris Sheythe, installing
be thankful they were where they
were instead of where I had just been been known as the greatest horsemen jected on the beam principle, is limited
grand chaplain and musician, and Fern Shuey. Back row, Walter Kay, Richalyn Muckridge, Stella Kay, Mary
in the world. Until fairly recently, in range, considerably, and can be
Tuers, Maxine Hill and I.eora Stevens.
(Photo courtesy Bob Veness and The Statesman)
told I had ’em—(in the head!)
Sat there brooding over my beer— nearly all of the horses raised in Texas picked up only by a restricted number
we do have the wood!
got to thinking of what I had been were shipped to Russia. When our of metals and alloys.
A plate of alloy was set out in a
Of what use would it be to give a
told, “come down to earth”—“don’t I victory in Korea turned to defeat it
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make it so long”—“people won’t read i was not because of the enemy coming camping spot on the Little North man a gun, when a power plant—say
with airplanes or artillery, it was be Fork, and a pot of coffee was set on 40 miles away can turn it red hot in
it’’—etc., etc., etc.
Bendix and Thor Dryers
I thought, “Nuts—this will do it!” cause tens of thousands of them came the metal disc. The power was broad his hands? Men in metal tanks would
And so, my column for this week in the stillness of the night on horses cast on a beam directed toward this be baked to a cinder before they could
and our boys were trapped in the fox receving plate, and as the three of us, get close enough to use their power
holes. The invaders took our army by Stiffler, his asosciate, Jim, and I drove ful guns. Cannon would be red hot
surprise and our soldiers were roused up after driving from Mill City—there and powder would explode the second
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of thousands of horses.
the kitchen ranges in his stove!
The primitive bow and arrow will
Odd that I should at this time be Spooky—huh? Not at all!
reading Ezekial (in the Bible).
Without doubt, when this technique
(—and so will I—with a column in
Can you conceive of—in this day is perfected it will be possible to the future — but —and only if you
and age of mechanized , warfare, the broadcast power which will affect any phone or write the publisher. But do
possibility of vast armies resorting metal at a reasonable distance.
again—as in times of old—to horses
The warring nations of the future
In the meantime—why not go to
Closes at 6 P.M.
and primitive weapons?
will turn to weapons of wood—or rub church THIS Sunday for a change—
Listen! A short, sharp atomic war. ber. We don’t have any rubber but any church—but GO!
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