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About Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1927)
Tursday, December 15, 1927.
udjr Herminia Eagle
Issued every Thursday
$2 per year in Advance
Entered as Second Class Matter, Abgust 4, 1922 at the
Post Office at Vernonia, Oregon, under the
Act of March 3,-1879
MARK E. MOE, Editor
THE NEWSPAPER’S PART
Frequently we are so closely associated
with institutions or a commodity that we
do not appreciate their worth. This applies
in general to newspapers. Even sometimes
a few houses and a store and garage at
a “wide place in the road” constitute ex No Time For Doubtful Experiments
cuse enough for the starting of a pewspa-
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per and not infrequently that wide place With a presidential election less than a
in the road becomes a real town ‘ and
if it becomes more and more impor
when it does one may rest assured that year
the voting public understand the
that newspaper that seemed to have had basic ideals
and principles that have made
no excuse for beginning life had a very America’s greatest
prosperity and world
important part to play in the community’s
So it is all along the line of progress, There will be the usual number of argu
No city ever gets very far without the ments advanced by vote-seeking politic
sincere cooperation of newspapers. Yet no ians and radicals. Government-ownership
institution in a city ever gets less thanks and free-trade advocates will have their
say. Framers of harmful and foolish bills
or receives more abuse.
Probably no other one thing is a bet will attempt to gain a following for their
ter index to a town than its weekly publi vague theories.
cations. Very often that is about all the It is the duty of every citizen to investi
stranger has to go by in making up his gate and support measures that will in
mind about a community. If the newspa sure a continuation of our business and
per that falls into his hands is a bright- industry. We are on the eve of a greater
looking sheet, full of news and has a pros age than the world has ever seen. Great
perous air, the stranger is certain to judge projects are being executed. The next presi
that it was published in a live, progressive dent will have to consider such ever-grow
ing problems as the tariff, and taxation—
Those who read their weekly newspa both corporation and personal. He will
pers and carelessly throw them aside,' have to stand as a rock against public
overlook the fact that they are not doing ¡ownership of industry if our constitutional
all for their town that they can. If those rights are to be preserved. It is no time for
newspapers instead of being destroyed doubtful experiments.
were placed in wrappers and mailed from Fortunately, the American people can
time to time to friends and relatives at a usually be counted upon to support prin
distance, the good that could be accom ciples that have been proven practical.
plished would soon be reflected in the Their votes have always been cast over
whelmingly in favor of conservative but
Chambers of Commerce are frequently progressive government.—Manufacturer.
blamed for not getting out more boost
literature to be sent abroad. Those who
ARSON RING CAUGHT!
raise these complaints could do a great
deal themselves by sending out the litera With the sentencing in November of the
ture that comes into their own hands in band of crooked merchants and profess
the form of local periodicals. Rest assured ional firebugs that confessed to setting
there is no business individual in a town fire to a large warehouse in New York
more interested in the growth of his com City, one of the most spectacular arson
munity than is the editor or publisher, for cases in the country has just been satis
as the town grows he grows.
Judge Goddard, in the United States
SIDEWALKS ON THE PIKES?
District Court, meted out sentences of six
and eight years in Atlanta Federal Prison,
Sidewalks may have to be • provided with a corresponding heavy fine to the
along all rural highways at some time in principals responsible for robbing the in
the future. They would cost an enormous surance companies of large sums of money
amount of money and probably would in in arson fires. All those guilty threw
troduce a complicating factor into the themselves upon the mercy of the court.
problem of road improvement.
Judge Goddard, speaking to United
If sidewalks along roads generally are States
attorney Tuttle after the sentences
not to become imperative a way will have
to be found to protect pedestrians from
it is quite proper for the
road hogs. People afoot have equal rights
through the very ef
on the roads with automobiles. Yet there
this case by yourself
are large numbers of drivers who ignore
pedestrians’ rights, imperil their safety and and your assistants and the gentlemen who
seem to take delight in bespattering them have been associated with you here, the
with mud or covering them with dust. Fire JJepartment of the City of New York,
Considerate drivers there are, but they ap the Fire Commissioner and the Fire Mar
pear to be few, and the walker on the shal, you have succeeded without any trial,
public highway is in grave danger from in ridding this community of men who are
the laige numbers of inc^- hi rate ones. a real menace to life and property of this
The “rules of the roa-’ ’ do not appear city.”
to apply with respect to people a4?oot. Similar good work should be encourag
That courtesy which has «-own up among ed. Make this country too “hot” to hold an
motorists, often more / rpected in the arsonist. He is one of the lowest criminals
in the list and deserves no public sympa
breach than in the ob
be, should be extended. If peck -!r a ns’
rights ar.e not voluntary : .co r iz< d "nd
respected, steps will have to ' e talen to
enforce them, or safe walks beside the
rural roads will have to be provided. It Seventy-eight little children lost their
is for motorists in the country to make lives last January in a fire and panic in
plain whether they want more restrictions a Montreal theatre. On October, 31 the
on their liberties or higher taxes for road proprietor of the theatre was sentenced
improvements, which must come if they to two years in the penitentiary, and two I
do not accord more consideration than is employes of the theatre were sentenced to
a year in jail, in connection with the cat
due from them to walkers.
There have been few, if any, convict
in connection with similar-tragedies
Small cities and towns that do not have (
a “Welcome” sign on every main road this side of the boundary.
leading into the place are regarded as Quick punishment for criminal fires is
one of the surest ways to reduce fire loss
“slow” and out of date.
And as a rule, the signs emphasize and death.—Manufacturer.
friendliness regardless of whether the
If women had any sense there would
community has it.
Once upon a time, it is related, there
was a man who believed in ^igns, and
at the edge of a strange Some neighbors will borrow everything,,
town^literaliy, he drove in and prepared including trouble.
to be real fiienuly. He sat on tiie curb
for an hour and not one person even look
ed friendly, much less ; Jied him any
questions about what luck he was having
This is a mistake common to us all.
We boast of our friendliness and advertise
the fact to the world, but we never exer
cise our shaking arm on strangers, and
never discommode ourselves in order to
give them pleasant remembrances of their
The holiday season is at hand. Thous
ands of motorists are going to be passing
through. Some of them will stop here if
they get the right kind of a reception:
more of them will be our guests if we
show ourselves hospitable.
If we are going to be friendly, let’s
loosen up and act human when a stranger
f 1YYY O
THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE STATE OF OREGON FOR
IN THE MATTER OF THE
CHARLES H. BROWN, Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given, that the
undersigned has been appointed
administrator of the Estate of
Charles H. Brown, deceased, by
the County Court of Columbia
County, State of Oregon, and has
duly quaifiled; All persons having
claims against said estate are here
by notified to present the same
duly verified, as by law required,
to the undersigned at his office
on Bridge street, in the city ef
months from the date hereof.
Dated and first published Nov
ember 10, 1927.
Last publication December 8th,
W. A. Harris, Attorney.
J. M. CLARK,
We of the United States have
more of all that makes life worth
living than any other people on
earth now have or ever had.—Ber-
nard J. Mullaney.
St. Paul—Thirty-six acres of
flax fibre here paid grower $5600
for 144 tons.
Nyssa—Construction begin , on
2g-mile road to Owyhee reclamat
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