Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, August 03, 1934, Page 2, Image 2

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RAY D. FISHER, Editor and Publisher
Why Not Compulsory
For 12 weeks the longshoremen of the
Pacific coast were out on strike. Griev­
ances they no doubt had, but in the con­
flict that arose the employers were as
stubborn in their refusal to see the men’s
side of the question as the men were to
realize anything of the employers’ point
of view. That the rank and file were will-
ingto submit their grievances to arbitra­
tion—regardless of what the leaders or
the agitators who aspired to be leaders
may have thought—is evidenced by the
heavy favorable vote when the matter was
balloted upon.
In the meantime there were approxi­
mately 11 weeks of strife that forced
thousands into idleness, spread suffering
among multitudes who had nothing to do
with the quarrel, and damaged business
beyond repair. The federal government
tried intervening, but got nowhere. Police
as a rule were helpless, the calling of state
militia aggravated the ill feeing, and no­
where was there authority to do anything
effective about it.
The lesson that such disturbances snould
teach is that there is need of compulsory
arbitration of labor disputes under a law
so devised that there would be assurance
of unbiassed investigations as to facts
and fair decisions as to relative rights.
The dominant interest is—or at least
should be—that of the public, and the
public interest demands that wrongs be
adjusted without resort to clubs, rocks,
guns, tear gas and poverty.
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The elder Mr. Dillinger pictured as the
honest Quaker farmer whose son fell into
bad ways and brought disgrace upon the
family was an object of pity. But the
senior Dillinger capitalizing upon family
notoriety by appearing in vaudeville is a
bit disconcerting. Perhaps—as is so often
the case with habitual criminals—there
was something lacking in young Dillin­
ger’s home training.
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It looks as though Mayor Joe Carson
will escape a recall election because too
many committees wanted the distinction
of circulating petitions against him. Co­
operation is as essential in the success of
a poor cause as well as a good one.
more advanced than any of the “new
deal” policies which have brought forth
such a tempest of comment in many
quarters. But we are adopting new ideas
with rapidity these days.
Without a doubt this pension plan
which is national in scope is good m in­
tent and purpose. The spirit of an effort
to bring financial independence and ces­
sation from labor to those of advanced
years cannot be criticized.
Enthusiastic advocates of the Townsend
program declare that the idea of the
government disbursing seven or eight bil­
lion dollars a year in pension money and
collecting it back from the general popu­
lation by some form of tax—probably
a national sales tax—is entirely feasible.
Opponents of the pension plan ridicule
it as visionary and impractical. Our pre­
sent administration is right now engaged
in such a course of expenditure and ex­
pected collection, and time will tell wheth­
er such a program is practical or vision­
To be completely successful as now
outlined, the.plan would have to change
our national concept of the purpose of
money as the pension program is Dased
on the premise that money is made round
to go ’round. It will be remembered that
only recently an effort was made to
cheapen money and thus stimulate its cir­
culation but with no appreciable effect
because the people refuse to consider
their dollars of reduced gold content any
less valuable than before, and so it seems
a bit dangerous to predict what results
the Townsend idea might achieve in this
Quite probably if the revolving pen­
sion plan ever comes up for attention be­
fore congress it will have been altered
materially from the present early stage,
but without a doubt the proposition that
this nation exhibit concern for the wel­
fare of those in advanced years will re­
ceive increasing attention as the years go
by. Especially is this so, in view of the
fact that so many workers are being re­
placed in middle life by machines. The
experiences of the past four years, also,
have disclosed a measure of futility in
the practice of thrift, as so many saw
their savings vanish, through no fault
of their own, into the insatiable maw of
the depression.—Newberg Scribe.
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The world hopes that the slaying of
Chancellor Dollfuss of Austria will not
be the match set to the European powder
keg. A murder of an Austrian Grand
Duke just 20' years ago started the big­
gest war the world has ever known and
for which the world is still paying. —
Hillsboro Argus.
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Mr. and Mrs. Average Citizen: “It
ain’t my business to see that the law is
enforced. Don’t we elect officers to do
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Honesty needs no change to keep up
with changing conditions.—Ex.
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Beware of the man whose story sounds
too good.—Ex.
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If hat Other Editors Say
Had it been proposed three or four
years ago it is quite probable that the
Townsend old age revolving pension plan,
which is now being quite generally dis­
cussed. would have received scant au­
dience. The plan, permitting all citizens
of the United States—men and women—
to retire from work at the age of 60 on
a $200 a month pension which must be
spent in its entireity each month—is even
Comments by Clark Wood
Little Finland is big enough to keep her
promise to pay.
Those Ontario quintuplets might be a
greater attraction at the Chicago fair
were they old enough to do group fan l
Franklin county, Washington, is infest­
ed with Mormon crickets, and the females
eat the males. We’d think it would take a
powerful appetite.
Among Our
Neighbors • •
Muscovite degree. Each one is
complaining of sore feet and
St. Helens plans a presidential
salute of 21 guns when the Hous­
ton passes along the waterfront
One hundred eighty men re­
turned to work at the Clark and
Wilson mill at Prescott July 22.
and nearly 200 to the McCormick
mill in St. Helens July 25.
• St. Helens stevedores voted 38
| to 5 for arbitration and Rainier
¡30 to 1.
Fred W. Herman of Rainier
has been elected president of the
Northwest Moose association.
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A. E. Engbretson, for more
than 16 years superitendent of
the John Jacob Astor experiment
station at Astoria, retired Aug. 1
and was succeeded by Herbert
Howell, for 12 years county ag­
ent of Josephine county.
The Interstate Commerce com­
mission has issued an order per­
mitting the Oregon Electric Ry.
Co. to build an extension from
Forest Grove to the Stimson mill.
Negotiations for joint use of the
Southern Pacific to the mill were
* * *
The entire mill crew of the
Stimson mill has been called back
to work with a normal run of five
days a week. One side is working
in the woods.
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Ambers Thornburgh, father of
John A. Thornburgh of Forest
Grove, celebrated his 102d birth­
day anniversary at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. C. I. Benefield
of Manning, last Sunday.
Ten Years
Ago * • « «
Vernonia Eagle, Aug. 1, 1924
Vernonia will soon hold a cau­
cus to nominate a city ticket.
Among those looked upon as
likely candidates are A. W. Pat­
erson for mayor, C. S. Hoffman,
N. Sodon, W. C. Repass and J. P.
McDonald for councilmen.
The contract for the new sewer
system has been let to Ek and
Lind of Portland.
The contract for the elaborate
fixtures for the new bank build­
ing has been awarded to Stan-
key and Son of Vernonia for
over $3600.
City Recorder Ben S. Owens
has been in a Portland hospital
this week suffering from eye
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The committee on publicity of
the Vernonia chamber of com­
merce is offering a $10 cash
prize for a Vernonia slogan.
Mrs. Albert Childs, who has
been sick for several days, is re­
ported better.
C. C. Brown has sold the
Horseshoe restaurant to a Port­
land man.
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R. A. Simmons is exhibiting
an injured hand resulting from
putting it where it hadn’t orter
have been in a fuel chute at the
big mill.
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Construction of the large new
cement block on the property
formerly occupied by the Mills
garage was started this week.
This will be the new home of the
Gilby Motor Co. and the largest
building in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kirk and
son of Heppner are visiting at
the Bush home. Neal Bush, who
has been visiting in Heppner this
summer, returned to Vernonia
with them.
Maytag Washers
repair all makes
Gene Shipman
MILK — YET — Pasteur­
ized Milk offers you these
Positive protection from
A dangerous germs often
carried in raw milk.
6V Strictly sanitary handl-
ing in every detail of
Q A longer keeping
O milk.
d Full and unchanged
¿X food value.
P A natural and delicious
M flavor.
Doctors everywhere advise
the use of Pasteurized milk
R. L. Spencer and Emil Mess­
ing, two of the local Oda Fel­
lows, journeyed Saturday to
Clatskanie where they were ini­
tiated into the mysteries of the
Valley Ice &
Must have own camping
equipment. Picking to be­
gin latter part of August.
Leave names with Mildred
Hawkins, Mist Route, Ver­