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About Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1922)
Entered a* aecond-clars matter August 4, 1922, at the post office at Vernonia, O.’ttiva, under ths Act of March 3, 1879
VERNONIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
Paul Robinson, Editor and Owner
Volume 1, Number 12
MOUTHPIECE of th. NEHALEM VALLEY
Advertising Medium of « Big pay Roll Community
TOWN IMPROVEMENT MAIN
NOT HARD TO CHOOSE
Election November 7. Democratic
ticket or Republican ticket. This is
a Republican state; a Republican
county—a Republican ticket will be
elected. There is no issue that can
be linked with thia state election
other than party issues.
The Democratic candidate is not
the humble, hard-working farmer he
would pose to be before the farmer.
He is a shrewd real estate juggler and
professional politician of many years'
standing. The recent farm loan
frauds he is accused of certainly look
bad for him, and his great tax reduc
tion promises arc ridiculous.
Consider the state taxes of 1922.
They aggregate $9,376289. Qf these,
Mr. Pierce is responsible for $1,429,-
126 through measures which he him
self introduced and he specifically ap
proved of $8,564,039 more by voting
for the measures which saddled this
sum upon the pocketbooks of the
His record of tax-creating measure*
which he personally sponsored, and
hi* avidity in offering his support in
the legislature for money-spending
bill* is unequalled by any other mem
ber of the law-making body.
Mr. Pierce, now complaining, for
campaign purposes, of the tax burden
has been the most extravagant legis
lator in the state senate. Through
hi* personal efforts, by fathering bills
and backing others with his vote, he
has contributed more than any other
individual in piling up the present
mountain of taxes.
Salary grabs, millage bills, appro
priations. market road bill—the con
tributing factors to the tax total—re-
ceived his hearty aid. Nor did Mr.
Pierce confine hi* tax-increasing la-
bors to the state alone. He managed
to saddle additional tax burdens on
A few special measures are to be
voted on at the coming election, chief
of which is the educational bill. This
is decided absolutely by the voters
either for or against. It is not up to
the governor and is not a political
measure. Republicans or Democrats
will vote on this bill as they are fit.
Olcott men will vote for it as well as
against it — same with Pierce sup
porters. The bill will probably carry
and with probably as many votes
from one party as another.
Walter M. Pierce says state taxes
increased 250 per cent from 1916 to
1920. These were the years he was a
member of the legislature. A* state
senator he worked for and voted for
every measure that increased state
taxes. He was enthusiastic for each
tax increase then; now he tries to
blame other* for high taxes for which
as state »enator he was largely re
don’t get this power and light now,
we probably won’t get water now, and
and that would mean sickness, death,
a larger graveyard, and a city going
back instead of forward for two or
more years longer. The advancement
has been delayed three months now
and probably longer if the r-ins in
terfere. It will now be settled by bal
lot on November 7, and we have
hopes of the progressive spirit ,win-
ning. The majority will have our
support and no hard feelings will exist
whatever. We are for a good, clean,
moral, law enforcement, fast grow
ing, modern city.
VOTE FOR THE EDITOR”
No. 31 X A. E. VEATCH
Stands for the Nehalem Highway.
Eagle and many well wiahing
people of Vernonia, on its grow
th and wonderful success? The
entire Telegram office has just
moved into its magificent new
building at 11th and Washington
—a threi-story brick built col
onial style with a tower, the re
plica of Independence Hall at
A Newspaper’s TWO
Sources of Revenue
Subscription* and Advertwing Are the Only Source*
of Revenue a Newspaper Ha* and Often the Sub
scription* Do Not Pay for the Cost of White Paper
To Vour Health
Advertising today, especially in newspapers, la the greatest
business getter there is. This is acknowledged by men who
know. People read advertisements in newspaper«. They have
been educated to do so. Every merchant in our town ought to
advertise. You remember the story about John Wanamaker?
The first day he was in business his receipts were $24.64. He
kept the 64 cents and spent the $24 the next day in adver
tising. We all can’t duplicate this feat, but according to the
best statistics available three per coat ef the gross »ale* should
be put aside for advertising.
Possibly you will say, “I don’t need to advertise. I’ve been
in this town thirty years and everybody know« me.”
Probably they do, but did you ever «top to think of the
sales you lose because your fellow competitor advertises. He
may advertise the same good« you have in your stock, but the
people don’t know you have them. The other fellow rets the
sale because he advertises. And, than, how much more business
you would do if you did advertise?
We know of one merchant who advertised a lot of good*
at 19 cents a yard. They cost him 27 cento. He took a clean
loss, but while the sale waa going on he could buy new goods
at 12 cento. He put them Tn with the other goods and the
result was that he eleaned hie shelves of the old goods and he
broke even on the deal. Advertising and good buying liqui
dated his stock without a lose.
We can’t all be John Wanamakers, but we all can adver
tise in proportion to our business. Results will be sure if you
advertise honestly and give service. A newspaper cen bring
people to your store, but it can’t make people buy your goods.
Your clerks must do that, and It depends on the service yon
give aa to how successful your business will be.
What is done in the big cities can be done right here in
this town if you will show the pep, give the service and adver-
tise. Mak» business good. You can do it through this news
Your own health and comfort require a great many thing*. We list be
low* number of special Items at prices you cannot beat.
The reports of this Bank
eliow progress and successful investirent
strict adherence to the banking laws, careful
transaction of the business and honest consiner-
ation of our depositors’ interest* go to make this
institution a safe, substantial and reliable de
Our Record Justifies the Faith
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LEST WE FORGET
“I pledge my allegiance to my flag,
to the republic for which it
The injection of a religious contro
“It i* hard to teach an old dog new
versy into the political campaign stands, one nation indivisible, with
tricks.” In quoting the old adage we
about to open is entirely uncalled for. liberty and justice to all.’’
are not comparing human* with dogs,
The Declaration of Principles
but it applies only in that it is hard
adopted by the Republicans at a meet
AND NOT HALF ENOUGH
work to make a new, thriving city
ing in Portland recently has nothing
out of an old established village, with
io say about the compulsory school
out individuals voluntarily giving up
nw. Walter M. Pierce, running on
“Veinonia Heights," or Central
old ideas, and join hands with the
the Democratic ticket as a candidate
is building up very fist ;
new and more progressive moves of
for governor, disclaims for himself Addition,
weekly. Rose avenue
today. Unity is necessary.
and his party that it is the issue and
A good newspaper in a growing
claims to make the race strictly on is
' almost a solid row of bungalows
city is necessary, and the paper urges
the basis of tax reduction, and yet, as and cottages. The East Side and the
good things and advanced methods of
legatee of Hall, appears to be High School locality is fast becoming
A meeting of representatives from
development that the paper knowi is
willing to accept any votes j a pretty residential district. The
good for the whole people. It is commercial organizations in Wash
that may fall his way by reason of the building is being done in various parts
bound to be contrary to the habits ington, Columbia and Clatsop coun
feeling between the warring factions. of the city at an equal pace and from
THE PEOPLE'S TICKET
and beliefs of a few, but the indi ties is being arranged for the pur
Suppose we leave the issue anent the the new J. W. Rose residence at the
vidual is never condemned or cen pose of “getting somewhere” on the
bill to, the good sense of northwest entrance of town, to the
sured—it is only his ideas that the proposed Portland-Astoria highway,
Vote for White and Progresa
Suppose we take Mr. Judge Harris' new residence at the
paper disagrees with. Every new via Nehalem valley. This highway is
Pierce at his word that he seeks elec southeast entrance is a mile of city,
pretty well built up.
every live, energetic business the most important in the state, and
on the tax question alone.
It is customary for an offjeial to
visitor knows what Vernonia needs. we believe the commission realizes it.
Would anyone judge from his rec-
Every probable investor tell* ua Portland men and organizations favor recejve the second term. Chas. Lt. erd that he would be the proper guar
We understand that a lodge of the
; how fortunate Vernonia i* in having it—everybody favors it, so why not White and a splendid selection of antor of a tax reduction? Who will
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was
get it and get it completed before citizens compose the “People’s Tick
the opportunity to develop her water 1927?
say that, if he should try his best organized in Vernonia, last week.
et” for Vernonia. It makes little dif
power and at once secure power and
Portland hotel men need it, as the ference whether we personally like' to reduce taxes, he will be in a posi Verily, Vernonia is growing, and the
light from a hydro-electric plant. scenic beauty is as wonderful and
tion to do so, unbacked by a majority Klan is adding new members.
the man or not, we are voting for the of the legislature?
Still there are three or four of our
, old-timer*; good, reliable, substantial altogether of a different nature than city’s welfare. We know Mr. White) What in any event could be done to
the Columbia River highway.
A school, a church and a newspaper
doesn't parade and talk much, is no
men, opposing it. It is the “ideas” of
Start work on the highway, the soapbox orator, or a kicker, but we reduce taxes? Nothing but economy, are three important instutions for any
, these men that so many disagree with,
economy, not only by the officials
sooner the better.
know he is a booster and has property but by the people themselves. If the thriving community. One would dis
not the men, and many still hope
he wants to build on and improve. people will have better roads, in like to live in a city without all three,
same men and their following
He wants to see a good, thriving city creased educational expenses, and and all three should be liberally sup
will see the light, join the progressive
, side, make instead of lose customers,
THE FAIR, BAKER AND
and is working hard for it.
other benefits at a time like this, and
'build, promote and unite.
are determined to vote bonds to get
The new high school building is
and devotes his time and expense in them, let the. people themselves stand
If they are right, if the majority is
inducing new industries and new capi sponsor for their acts and not throw painted »nd 7*^ei-’"~ the finishing
with them, their home paper will be
touches that will soon make it ready
tal to locate. He has made many
the biggest booster they have. Prob
blame upon the public officials.
c. C. »» Chapman, in his “Oregon personal trips to St. Helens and Port the The
ably no business man can enter poli
Republican candidates stand j
. tics and city affairs without making Voter,' in Civil Government, Public land without even speaking of it in
pledged to do what can be done to
, enemies, while the paper is hri mouth Affairs and Statistics, is the most trying to hasten railroad work, the
We suspect Governor Olcott’s opin-
ward a reduction of tax burdens, upon
the a platform of economy. If elected, >°n of Walter M. Pierce’s campaign
piece and the newspaper is always valuable magazine in the Northwest.' Rose Avenue
making enemies. It is the paper's < hapman is right most of the time,1 Beaver Logging Co. road, the charter they will be backed by a Republican spechcs may be expressed in the
job to make enemies and friends in Lut like many great and near-great, | correcting, the water System, the legislature and in a position to doiwor<js of t|,e jate Lord Beaconsfield
its,fight for high ideals, but, thank he occasionally gets off on the wrong 1 lighting question and numerous im- what can be done to relieve the peo-
who characterized his opponent, Mr.
God, the editor doesn’t count the ene foot. His present personal campaign provements he knew the city needed] ple.
mies as personal foes. No institution
The Republican party, headed by Gladstone, as a "sophistical rhetor
stop the work before it is finished. President Harding, has done much to ician, inebriated with the exuberance
gets as little and gives as much as a Fair is a losing game for G C.
Keep the town growing, finish im effect a saving to the people and
weekly paper in its fight for modern
provements started and keep going bring things back to a pre-war status. of his own verbosity, and gifted with
and better ways. Vernonia is today,
THOUSANDS TO BE ENTER.
ahead. For the city in its present Shall the state of Oregon be the one an egotistical imagination, that can
partly due to its newspaper, the most
stage of development and for the to discredit the administration? at all times command an interminable
talked of, growing little city in Ore
good of the business man, home Shall we put ourselves on record as and inconsistent series of arguments
gon. Favorable letters and enquiries
owner and those having property they going back on the doctrines which
come to us by the hundred, and a
to malign his opponent and to glorify
sell at a fair price—for needed have already led to the accomplish
good impression prevails.
The many camps, mills and enter would
himself."—Eastern CJackamas News.
spoil it; why throw a monkey- prises ''uriuunuiiig
ment of much that is good?
vcriiunia on an
wrench in the machinery, when the; sides make this the center, the hub,
Let’s forget extrinsic issues, except
Let the people settle this school
city is going ahead with sure signs of j of a smalt army looking for pastime
as they arise and are placed before
For Mayor—Chas. D. White.
success. The Eagle favors hydro-¡out of working hour*. It’s a job for
us by themselves. Let’s accept the bill question that is on the ballot this
For Councilmen—F. E. Malmsten, candidates’ own statements of'plat
electric power because it is the best; the Chamber of Commerce or some
fall and let it be done around the
and cheapest—no question about that one to entertain all these men as well C. A. Mill*, Cr Sears, C. R. Coyle.
form and judge who will best carry
the world over. We know the plans ¡as sell them merchandise. If they
out his promises.—From Aurora Ob- home fireside where all sacred affairs
of the home should be settled. There
For Marshal—Everett Fowler.
the company is taking in the develop-1 don’t get it here, they will spend their
ing of the whole Nehalem valley, with money some place else. Clean enter
For Treasurer— H. E. McGraw.
the best interests of those first af
a probable loop clear through from tainment is most essential. Bath
The ticket favors new enterprises,
fected, the boys and girls, can be
Pittsburgh to Banks. We personally house, or shower baths are necessary. industrial employment, city improve
know of several good-sized industries A large building could contain sleep ments, lower insurance and more champion of all union men to “walk planned without prejudice having a
out.” A strike to a longshoreman part or consideration. This measure
to locate and use the wonderful; ing rooms, a gym, baths, barber shop, people.
could be called on account of a la is not primarily a political nor re
power, that personally, for business! reading rooms and lunch and Ver
borer hanging his hat on the wrong
reasons, have not been mentioned, nonia would be thanked and made
ligious one, and the home conference
peg, or because the boss smoked a
We are convinced, too, that if wetheir home.
different brand of cigarette. And will discover the changes to be made
when he wants a week off on strike in the public school system and dis
he won’t let anyone else work, Don’t cover also to the parent a way to
Will The Portland Telegram know of any organization as ready
accept congratulations from the to strike as the longshoremen. They remedy defects so discovered.—Hub
are the limit.
For Representative Twentiefe District,
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