Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974, August 10, 1934, Page 2, Image 2

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    FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1934.
Member of Oregon State Editorial Association.
Entered as second class matter August 4, 1922, at
the post office at Vernonia, Oregon, under the
act of March 3, 1879.
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15c succeeding insertions; readers, 10c per line.
RAY D. FISHER, Editor and Publisher
A Sensible Provision
Recent allocation of federal money for
highway construction in the northwestern
counties by the state highway commission
shows good judgment. The commission
was hampered by lack of funds for ac­
complishing more than a fraction of what
it was importuned to accomplish. The two
big projects, the Wolf Creek and Wilson
River highways, were zealously—perhaps
even desperately—advocated by the two
interested communities, Seaside and Til­
lamook respectively. To satisfy both was
impossible, but to compromise with both
by starting construction work that could
not be immediately finished may possibly
have been tempting. Whatever the tempta­
tion, however, the commission resisted in
favor of the sensible solution of an im­
portant link in one road available to
through traffic in the near future.
By building the section of the Wolf
Creek highway between the Necanicum
road and Elsie (a part, incidentally, com­
mon to both the Wolf Creek and Vernonia-
Hamlet routes) and with comparatively
little improvement of the Jewell-Elsie
road, traffic from Portland to the Clat­
sop county beaches can come over the
new Beaver Creek route to Vernonia,
thence down the Nehalem highway to
Jewell, and over to Elsie and the Oregon
Coast highway—an inland route that can
be an excellent substitute while the
through highway is waiting tedious years
for enough money to be on hand, and
years more when contractors are finally
at work on the heavy construction west
of Sunset camp.
To have allocated the money for con­
struction of a few miles at the eastern
end would have given motorists the cnance
to see where the vaunted scenery used
to be before it was burned up last year,
but it would have served no practical pur­
pose other than as a political gesture.
The stretch at the other end will be im­
mediately useful.
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More Cannon Fodder
The town of Altenburg, Germany, has
promised a small farm to families volun­
teering to raise four children “for the
state”—and yet Hitler, whose word is law
in Berlin, or the tiniest hamlet of the
land, claims to be an apostle of peace!
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Meier and Holman clash at a board
of control meeting, according to a recent
press dispatch from Salem. There was a
time when that was considered news.
What Other Editors Say
The President’s Vision
President Roosevelt in his Bonneville
address and in subsequent ones indicated
quite clearly why the federal government
is expending vast sums on public works
in the northwest.
He is a president who has discovered
the great empire drained by the Columbia
who sees its vast undeveloped resources;
who envisions a great westward move­
ment of home seekers from the congested
areas to the east. Said he at Bonneville:
‘There are many sections of the coun­
try, as you know, where conditions are
crowded. There are many sections where
land has run out or been put to the wrong
kind of use. And yet America is growing.
There are many people who want to come
to a portion of the country where they
have a better chance for themselves and
their children. Out here you have, not just
space, but you have space that can be
used by human beings—a wonderful land,
a land of opportunity, a land already peo­
pled by Americans who know whither
America is bound, people who are thinking
about advantages to mankind, good educa­
tion, some play and, above all, the chance
for security, the chance to lead our own
lives without wondering what is going to
happen to us tomorrow; security for old
age, security against the ills and the acci­
dents that come to people, and. above all,
security to earn our own living.”
It was no idle prophecy the president
was making. It was not fulsome flattery.
The gigantic sums the government is
spending at Bonneville and Grand Coulee
is evidence of the faith of the president in
this northwestern part of the United
Cannot anyone doubt the trueness of
his vision? The east is congested with peo­
ple who are eking out an existence and who
enjoy little of the freedom and indepen­
dence which are possible in this country.
In the midwest the farmers have encoun­
tered serious drought conditions for five
years, climaxed with an almost unprece­
dented drought this year. Is it idle to ex­
pect that many of these people will be
looking elsewhere where they may labor
under less handicaps? And where else can
they look other than the great northwest,
the richest and most undeveloped part of
the whole nation? There is room here for
millions more and, as Mr. Roosevelt co­
gently remarked, it is not just space but
“space that can be used by human be­
ings” who are looking for fuller lives.
The northwest is on the eve of a
great development. Let no one doubt it.
The great projects on the Columbia river
will serve to advertise to the outside
world the vast resources and wide oppor­
tunities here existent as they have never
been advertised before. And they will
themselves be the key to unlock some of
these resources and opportunities.
President Roosevelt is an eastern
man, born and reared on the Atlantic sea­
board, but unlike many of the great east­
ern statesmen, his vision has not been ob­
structed by the Alleghany mountains. He
has seen to the uttermost boundaries of
his country and he has truly sensed that
this northwest is a land that offers homes
to millions who are seeking economic free­
dom and security. For that the northwest
has to thank him and we believe it may
look forward to a realization of the pro­
phecy which he has just put into words.
And that in the very near future.—As-
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Some of the citizens of Clatsop coun­
ty are beginning to learn what it means
to sign a petition without reading it or
knowing what it is all about
—Clatskanie Chief.
There are classes to fit all ages,
and a place for every one. Come
Tonight Bible study. Saturday, and find your place.
Why Christ did not defend Him­
self before Pilate.
promptly at 7:00 p. m. All young
Sunday, The Eleventh Com­ people welcomed.
mandment; Monday, Evil is not
Eternal; Tuesday, Bible Study; GENERAL MARTIN
Wednesday, Exposition of Mat­
thew 7; Thursday, Divine heal­
ing, subject, The Lord Knoweth
the Thoughts; Friday Bilge study;
Delayed by business, incident
Saturday, Ordinance of Believ­ to the visit of Presdent Roose­
ers,, baptism; Sunday, John, the velt and members of his cabinet
Baptist, was Elilah.
to Portland and Bonneville, Con­
Evangelist F. Petty.
gressman Chas. H. Martin, candi­
date for governor, is this week
making his first extended tour of
Oregon since his return from
F. Claude Stephens, Minister Washington in mid-July.
I Great services for August 12.
Congressman Martin’s tour is
j This date marks the closing of taking him into sixteen counties
I our great evangelistic campaign for the purpose of meeting the
with the Ladd-Stephens-Thompson voters personally and familiariz­
ing himself more thoroughly with
| 9:45 a. m., Bible school.
local conditions. No set speeches
10:45 a. m., Divine morning are included in his program.
worship, James Earl Ladd speak­
The itinerary for the trip in­
cluded the following cities and
7:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor, towns :
Vernonia, Scappoose, St. Hel­
special service.
Rainier, Clatskanie, Astoria,
8:00 p. m., a rousing service
Warrenton, Seaside, Wheeler,
| with the evangelists leading.
Rockaway, Garibaldi, Bay City,
Christian Bible School Notes
Tillamook, Cloverdale, Neskowin,
The attendance last Sunday Ocean Lake, DeLake, Tafe, New­
; was 220, with 103 who had read port, Toledo, Waldport, Florence,
I the Bible every day during the Reedsport, Gardner, North Bend,
Marshfield, Coquille, Myrtle Point,
The Bereans won the atten- Bandon, Langlois, Port Orford,
: dance banner with 25 present. It Gold Beach, Harbor, Brookings,
I certainly is a pleasure to see so Grants Pass, Gold Hill, Central
many of our high school students Point, Medford, Jacksonville, Ash­
i in Bible school.
land, Klamath Falls, Bend, Red­
I Next Sunday will end the first mond, Prineville, Madras, Maupin,
half of the Alphabetical contest Dufur, The Dalles, and Hood
in the Loyal Women’s class. The River.
L to W group is in the lead. The
A to L group are urged to be
in Bible school in force to try to
The state liquor commission re­
win this contest.
cently imposed restrictions on
The best place in town to go signs on the outside and in the
is to Bible school, so be in Bible windows of beer dispensaries.
school next Sunday. You are al­ The problem of the road houses
ways welcome at the Christian and “fountains” became that of
coaxing the thirsty inside with­
out violating the regulations that
forbid large signs advertising
Rev. A. N. Glanville, Pastor
Here is the text of some of
Services at 11 a. m. and 8 p. the signs that we have observed
m. Sunday. Prayer meeting Wed­ that seem to solve the problem:
nesday evening.
“Suds and Eats.”
“Refreshments on Draught.”
Evangelical Sunday School
“We Sell It—But Can’t Tell
The blues are now well in the It.”
lead in the contest, having made
“? on Tap.”
a decided gain last Sunday. How­
“Thirsty? We Have It.” —Ex.
ever, the red side is working
hard, and the score may be re­
Fred J. Brewer, former proprie­
versed soon.
tor of the Vernonia bakery, has
Sara McGee sang a solo Sun- j sold out his interests in the Gol­
day as the special number fur­ den Krust bakery in St. Helens to
nished by the blues. The red side his partner, Fred E. Visnaw, and
will provide a special number for has moved to Portland.
School starts promptly at 9:45.
Phone your want ads to Ver­
Orchestra music every Sunday.' nonia Eagle—and get results.
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Admission to the gruuud* reduced from 5Oc to Me,
IMCW Deal. and thio Me Include* free general admliilon
<u*unllyftOc) to the combined Night Show at the grandutand—but everybody
pay*—no pn**e* printed. Attend dally, help break attendance record*.
Agriculture, Horticulture, Llveatock, <-H
Thoroughbred Racing: Xa
to t5c— reserved neats and boxes Î5c and 5®c eitra
Club*. Industry.
New mile track.
Free Double Night Show •
edy and thrillers on the plat­
form plus a contest rodeo (ro-day-o) la the Arena. This Is not hippodrome
Wild West, but tough selected buckers from California and Oregon Ranges.
Bucking Brahmas from Texas; longhorn bulldogging steers from Mexico;
eowboys from Mexico and Canada. A varied program to suit all. General
admission to night show FREE. Reserved seats We. 3.000 free seats, free
standing room for Id.000 more.
• A different pyrotechnic program each night—not just flre-
C j XL i <»• works. Entertainingly thrilling—beautifully Impressive. Do
not miss one of the sis different pyrotechnie performances-ali different.
DoinnonziT l?nie. ln
ra4n come •«« how the new LOOO-
ivill 11 iJllMIl r cllT. foot long rainproof Indoor trail keeps the
crowds dry and happy. Races, rodeo, and other programs go on RAIN OR
Admission to Grounds:
eluding parking. Me. No pass-ont ehecks.
Everybody pays the reduced
rate—Fmployees. Concessioners, Exhibitors, Contestants, Friends, Patrons
—all alike
LABOR DAY—The Big Opening Day, Sept. 3-8