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About Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1927)
Thursday, June 2, 1927.
Issued every Thursday
$2 per year in Advance
Entered as Second Class Matter, August 4, 1922 at the
Punt Office at Vernonia, Oregon, under the
Act of March 3, 1879
A loafer usually wishes he was doing
He who laughs last forgets how before
his time comes.
Being your brother’s keeper doesn’t
mean keep his shirts.
Exercising develops, especially exercis
ing your discretion.
Time now for the June brides to begin
selecting the grooms.
Subscription Unter tilan.c
What really reduces reducer» is worry
over what they can’t eat.
A little trouble now and then is just
what makes the best of men.
Everybody’s idea of a good time is
somebody’s idea of a bad time.
A man seldom turns a new leaf until
he has finished the old one.
Note the special price of $¿1.00
for two years.
estate rattles that are going on wins because there are no
I 1/ losers,
regardless of the numbers they hold. The numbers, in
fact, are only the bait to entice people into
the scheme. The raffles are what might be
termed “come-on” traps to catch investors.
If you.have ever tried your luck with a real
estate raffle you doubtless felt like giving
three cheers when advised that you had
won, not knowing that in winning you had
taken your first step toward being caught
in the trap. You were momentarily over
come with joy over your success which
looked to you like the “luck of a lifetime.”
Puffed over your good fortune, you
hastened out to inspect your newly acquired
piece of property. A high-pressure sales
man representing the syndicate that was
"giving” you the lot walked by your side.
After a tiresome trip through an undesir
able district the salesman pointed out your
new real estate holdings,—a narrow, shal
V; R. MOREHOUSE
low lot, unimproved, uneven, and with no
conveniences such as water, sewer, gas and electricity. Not
even graded streets or sidewalks. Not worth its taxes!
Before you were fully awake to the fact that you had been
Some towns, like topsy, just grow up.
They concern themselves With neither dir
ection nor destination. They accept that
which comes to them unbidden and un
sought. They build without thought of
present of future. If their streets are
straight and broad it is only because they
just happen to be so. If their commercial,
ndustrial and residential sections do not
encroach upon one another it does not
indicate that it is because forces have
been at work to prevent such encroach
ment. If towns of this type grow and
prosper it is'because they enjoy some pe
culiar natural advantage which forbids
And then .there is another type of town.
They have both direction and destination.
They seek out and bid to come that which
they otherwise would not be given the priv-
le*ge of accepting. They build like the
engineer, giving thought to the unity of
the whole and the relationship of the com
ponent parts. Their streets are purposely
straight and broad. They preserve well
lefined boundaries between the resident-
:al commercial and industrial districts.
Even without the advantage of natural op
portunities towns of this type grow and
Thus it behooves every town to make
the best of what it has and then to dis
cover more that it may make the best of
that also. Established communities are de
prived the privilege of determining their
own beginnings but they are the masters
of their own destinies.
That farmer or backyard gardener is
counted shiftless and negligent who per
mits the. weeds to overrun his fields and
gardens to rob the crops and products of
their nourishment. Even city folks, who
buy their foods from the markets, know
that the cultivated crops and vegetables
cannot compete with the devouring weeds
and that tne fanner and gardener are
given the cultivated plants to fight their
battles for them.
Illness is the wreed in the human body.
Like that in the vegetable kingdom, it
should be extracted by the roots before
its treacherous vines sap the strength of
the whole body. Every disease and disor
der of the human body has its symptoms
by which its presence may be noted, so
those who neglect to root out their illnesses
in their incipiency are like the shiftless
and negligent farmer and gardener.
The most insidious and treacherous
“weed” in the human body is cancer. It
takes a terrible toll in human lives annu
ally because it has been left to “kill the
garden.” Like the weed in the field this
outlaw growth starts in a small and in-
conspicious way and in the beginning
gives but slight warning of its presence.
Left to itself the cancer eventually be
comes distributed throughout the body and
lives at the body’s expense. If not removed
in time it overgrows the normal healthy
life in its vicinity and causes the death of
its victim, as the weed destroys the farm
er’s valuable crops.
LIGHTING THE HIGHWAYS
Recognizing the presence and the evil
of cancer it behooves all humanity to deal Congestion of traffic and the increased
with it as the farmer deals with the weeds number of accidents and hold-ups along
in his fields. Aj good gardener hoes his state highways have created a demand
garden as rapidly as the weeds appear.
for the lighting of rural highways by the
state under much the same plan as new
oads are built and kept in repair, and a
PROVINCE OF A NEWSPAPER
bill is before the Ohio legislature to make
such a proposal effective. Ohio farmers
It would be comical, were it not some- X?„OTieggig(!uthemselves^ as^ strongly in
aie besieged every day by their rriends,
urging them to “roast” this and that; to far to seek. If the bill becomes a law it
“see to it” that this and that is corrected; will mean not only much heeded lighting
to have this and that done in the city or along the busiest inter-city routes, but it
government. These friends actually appear will also bring electricity, with all the
to believe that it is the newspaper’s bus- conveniences it makes possible, right to
the farmer’s door.
iness to handle all these affairs.
General interest in highway lighting is
But a self-respecting newspaper, though
to develop rapidly from now on, and
ready and willing to carry all reasonable
has already been undertaken on a wide
responsibility, must remind its readers that it
they, the people, are authority upon whom scale in some states. The time when prac
rests the responsibility for the present tically all traveling was done along the
state of affairs local, state and national. roads in daylight has passed. The high
ways now are used for both freight and
A self-respecting newspaper tries to re passenger traffic 24 hours a day.
port the news of what actually happens,
not what it might wish had happened.
The things you think you get for noth
The relation of a self-respecting newspa ing cost more than those you thiak you
per to the general public is not always pay for.
understood. It is the duty of a newspaper
to bo in a position to support any good
times isn’t half so pain-
act and criticize any baa act of public fui as going at
life afraid to try
By W. R. MOREHOUSE
Public Relation» Comml»sion, American Banker» A»»oclatlon
(Thte I* one of a eerie» of articles exposing the wllet ot »harpers who are utter
your money )
Enclosed is ($2.00) ($3.00) for which
please enter one year's (two years’)
subscription tor The Veruonia Eagle
to go to the following address:
?VERY person who takes part in one of the many fake real
MARK E. MOE, Editor’
This relationship cannot exist where
favors are "isked and granted. Honesty
is the only policy for a newspaper.
If objectors don’t like the way things
are going, they should qualify as voters,
and then raise cain about it.
Slip Urrmntia icagk
The world’s speediest stenographer
writes 9,120 words an hour, if anyone can
think of 9,120 words an hour that ought
to be written.
tricked your attention was directed y------ ■--------------------------------------------- -
away from the unattractive landscape Ing statements of the high-pressure
before you to another picture. ¥ou salesman as to the value ot the $9$0
were shown another lot. Ideal tn Its lot and his assurance that It must
It cation with all modern conveniences double and treble In value, and would
soon to be installed, and told that it pay over the additional $700—to secure
the lot you drew in the raffle was not lots worth less than half the price they
entirely satisfactory you would be al paid for them! The tew who would
lowed a credit of $250 for it on one of Insist on receiving title to the lot won
the more desirable lots being sold "t.o In the take raffle would soon be si
a few selected people as a special in lenced by the statement that it would
ducement and for a short time only." be delivered to them upon payment ot
at the bed rock price of $950. ¥
were urged to take advantage ot
your further good fortune at being
tl us selected and to seize the
chance to buy one of these special
ly priced lots.
W. O. W. Vernonia camp No. IC(
meets every Monday night at seven
thirty at the Grange Hall. Visiting
A. F. KOSTER C. C.
C. C. DUSTEN CLERK.
Vernonia Lodge, No. 184 A.
F. A A. M., meets at Grange
Fourth Thursday nights.
K. A. McNeill, Secretary.
1. O. O.F. —V eknonia I. odob , N o . 24«,
meets every Tuesday night at 8:90
u cli ck, in Grange Hall
Meet* first and third M m -
days of each moeth at
the Lefioa Hall.
Mrs. H. E. McGraw, President
Mrs. Earl Washburn, Secretary.
gion. Meets second
and fourth T«as-
days i each mon*, I
H. B. Me-
Chapter 153, O. K, 8.
All visiting sinters
and brothers wel
Bessie Tapp, W. M.
Leona McGraw, Secretary.
The Vernonia Grange meets
second Saturday of every aeon* a
7:30 P. M.
Any membeas ef Mt
Grange living in or seas Tf---—
or visiting in the consssMsiSg,
cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Minnie Maliastea, Rsorstagg
“I*ve won a
“Think of It!” exclaimed the high-
pressure salesman. “It will take only
$700 cash as we are willing to allow
you a credit of $250."
Where You Begin to Lose
Pprhaps, as you stood there, you
began Is suspect that other “winners”
had nme to view the same lot yos
von. If you reached rhe »oasis-
Yloa Wet K was betag repealed 1^ used
■as “*H" yea wore rtgkt. Tea real
lzed ffeat attar all there Is netting free
about so-called tree things. But others,
unfortunately lees suspicious than
you, would be Impressed by the glow-
JiOW A FARMING
i COMMUNITY WAS
f Glass factories and coal mines had
'kept the butcher, the baker, the.
Icr.ndlestlck maker and tbe banker
jbusy tbe year round In Point Marlon
Hired men left, the
terms followed by the farm owners to
get their share of the attractive
Suddenly labor saving machinery
was brought in to the old hand meth
od window glass factories, The ron I
business took a drop and hundreds
or people had to tlnd new employment.
Savings accounts dwindled. Deposits
Of the two banks dropped off almost
• million dollars.
"Bring tn more Industries," was be
Ing sung at luncheon clubs all over
the land, every town seemed to be
advertising unlimited .water supply,
cheap fuel and tree factory sites
Competition was keen and the reward
Tbe question came, “Why not
Stimulate the agricultural pursuits
of tbe community which have lain
dormant «> long"
night be Increased and production
costs lowered in many Instances.
Tbe Aral move ot one of tbe banks
was tbe purchase ot healthy chicks
These were furnished by the bank
at wholesale to Interested farmers,
payment to be made hy note payable
tn all months
Tbe bark followed
certain exponses in connection with
the transfer, which, however, would
exceed the actual value of the prize
There Is nothing to be gained in par
ticipating in fake real estate raffles.
There are plenty of legitimate sales.
Raffles usually are only bait used to
trap you. Of course, you wtn, but ie
winning you lose if yon go through
with it. Before drawing yeur money
oiH of yenr savings aeeount bo g^ into
a reaJ estate seheme consult your bank
er or a Better Business Bureau to find
out whether it is a bona fide plan.
Spend time to save money!
REBECCA LODGE Na. 143. I.O.0d>
Meets every second aad
Thursdays in Grange HaB—Tyra ends
Visitors always woleoess
Mrs. Edna Kilby, N. O.
MRS. IRENE SPENCM. Iec*y
R. I. HALL, M. D.
Physician and Swfeaa
Office Phone 891—ItaaNeaM M4
J. MASON DILLA»
through hy aiding to the dlssemlna
tlon ot culling and ceding Knowledge
and by helping to market the coek
erels which In most Instances paid
DR. ELLA WIGHT
'lie Initial cost of n|| the chicks
DR. C. J. WIGHT
When tbe pumpkins began to turn
yellow, plans were laid for a great
Rheumatism, Neurit«, Stemacfa,
community exhibit. Besides tbe poul
Liver and Intestinal TrsuMes
try display, farm ' produce exhibits
from the surrounding country were
entered. Altogether it made an Im
presslve exhibit, bringing home the
lesson to Point Marlon people that
there were great undeveloped op
portunities witbin their own door
yards which they had overlooked.
The annual exbiblt will be contlnu
ed in the future by tbe bank. A horse
show is sponsored, better seed corn
and seed potatoes are made available
to the farmers for planting and tbe
DR. W. H. HURLEY
bank will continue to build agriculture
In tbe community as a sound basis on
DENTISTRY AND X-RAY
which to work. “It will probably be
some time before we shall see larger _... Evening» by Appointment
trults of Our endeavors," tbe banker Office over Brown Furniture «tare.
says, "but we are looking ahead ten Vernonia
to Mteen years."
THE NEW MENACE
M. D. COLE
Hitch biking Its way towards __
nation» vo,ncrlb, the European corn
borer Is threatening to destroy crop»
to the valna of billions of dollars and
chase skyward the cost of produc
tlon. If It worms Its way Into the
Wabash and Mississippi Valleys, It
MARK EVERY GRAVE
can readily float downstream, spread
out and become more difficult to cob Memorials in Granite and Marble
trot. Proper cooperation of all eon
At Reduced Prices
earned will, no doubt, enable us to
WRITE FOR PARTICULARS
continue to grow corn prolltaMy.-
MRS. M. N. LEWIS A CO.
Fourth and MAin St