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National Topics interpreted Q
by William Bruckart
National Press Building Washington. D. c.
Our Foreign Policy
Washington—l doubt that, there
is any phase or function of govern
ment that is less understood by the
people at large than questions or
actions relating to foreign policy. It
is easy to understand why this is
so. American foreign policy. like the
foreign policy of every other nation,
is closely akin to patchwork. It
cannot be otherwise bécause of the
very nature of the matters to be
dealt with officially. Foreign pol
icy, indeed. is one thing to which
President Roosevelt’s oft - quoted
statement about his decisions resem
bling those of a football quarterback}
can be most properly applied. It is‘
a day-to-day treatment with new
decisions as changes come in the]
international play.
This brings us to the president’s
Chicago speech and the announce
ment by the state department of
American conclusions that Japan is
the aggressor in China. Of course”
all persons who have read anything
a bout the Sino-Japanese war knew
fiang ago that the Japs were con
ducting a raid on China. Officials
of the government lmew it also, but
there is a difference and must be a
difference in the methods employed
by individuals as distinct from those
employed by a nation which repre
sents all of its individual citizens.
Time had to elapse, therefore, be
fore our government or any other
could say definitely and publicly
that Japan was seeking to acquire
new territory by theft and seizure.
Many observers and many indi
viduals have indicated that their
surprise at the President’s speech?
which, by the way, was the most dis-(
Ntinct pronouncement of any that he‘
”has ever made. There was likewise‘
surprise when the secretary of state,
Mr. Hull, gave the press his state
ment condemning Japanese aggres
sion even though the statement
should have been anticipated after
Mr. Roosevelt’s Chicago speech and
after word had come from Geneva‘
that the League of Nations appeared
unanimous in the same conclusion.
The reason that I say there
should have been no surprise con-‘
oeming the final position which our|
government has taken traces back to
the administration of President
Hoover and Henry L. Stimson, then
secretary of state. It was at that
time that a fundamental change
took place in our foreign policy but
be sensational at the moment. In
other words the position which Mr.
K Hoover and Mr. Stimson took at‘
that time was overlooked because
there was no real crisis to attract
attention to America policy.
What that change in policy did is
plain now. It was the beginning of
the end of the isolationist program
which followed the bitter contro
versy over Presdent Wilson’s pro
posal that the United States affili
ate with the League of Nations and
adhere to all phases of the pro
gram embodied in the league cove
nant. The reaction against Mr. Wi
lson’s plan was violent and carried us
to the other extreme—so much so
that for a number of years we were
. a lone wolf among nations in fact
as well as in name.
The one thing that really repre
sents an important change of policy
that Mr. Roosevelt enunciated at
Chicago is his view of neutrality.
Without making any particular ref
erence to the neutrality statute en
acted last winter under the spon
sorship of Senator Pittman of Ne
vada, Mr. Roosevelt announced
without equivocation that the Unit
ed States will do everything it can.
short of military force, to curb the
Japanese course in China. That is
to say, and I believe it is accurate,
‘ we will not invoke the neutrality
h. iawsifsuchacoursewilldoharm
to the Chinese. Rather, the Amer
ican policy for the time being at
f? , involvees working hand in
x d with other nations that may
striving to maintain internation
al order and morality in matters in
which We are directly concerned. ‘
Keep Out of Far East War
I have been asked several times
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iDr. Curry, the 0151 and;
ireliable optometrlst of j
iSeattle, who has. madei
iprofessional vlslts toi
iKennewick for 27 yearsi
jwill again be at the i
i Monday and Tuesday i
! October 25 and 26 !
E for two days. :
iEyes Examined: Glasses Fitted}
to Believe Eye Strain and?
Imadman. Chases Reasonabw
recently concerning the possibility
that the United States may engage
in actual war in the Far East. I
think that eventuality is very far
? Possibilities always exist for a na
tion to get tangled up international
ly under conditions such as obtain
throughout the world today, yet I
do not believe that the United
states ever will do more in the Far
East than exert moral pressure up
on the Japs. It must not be over
looked, however, that the bulk of
American sympathy is with the Chi
nese. One cannot tell how far that
may lead us as a nation. Nor is it
possible to forecast the weight of
this sympathy in an economic way.
I mean by that, no one can fore
tell what such a thing as a boycott
of Japanese goods may mean even
From all of this it must be plain
that our national course in the next
few months will have to be deter
mined largely by the other fellow.
Or, to state the proposition in an
other way, the lengths to which the
United States will go in punitive ac
tion against Japan is likely to be
determined, first, by the reaction of
our own citizens to Japanese bar?
bar-ism, and second, the. moves by
other dominant nations of the
world. .
Mr. Roosevelt was returning from'
an 8.000-mile trip, when he delivered
his Chicago speech. That trip was
announced in advance as being for
the purpose of an inspection— to see ’
how the country was taking the New .
Deal. That, however, was not the
whole truth. Mr. Roosevelt wantedi
to feel the puvlic pulse politically on;
the Supreme court packing propo-a
sition and its related questions; he”
wanted to find out how the country‘
felt concerning those Democrats who
2. When we heard an “Ahem”
at the door. “Pardon me," says
a lady. “Maybe I can help you.
I'm a home lighting advisor.”
5. Dad got me an I.E.S. lamp.
and liked it so well he got him
and Mother one each. He was
afraid our electric bill would be
high. having such dandy light.
It wasn’t though - because
Pacific Power & Light Corn
pany's electric rates are so low.
And say—homework’s a cinch
now: my grades are all good.
Ask the lighting lady to see
your folks. She doesn't charge
anything. To get her. phone
or write your Pacific Power &
Light Company oflice.
diary: 4: Your Service
had opposed the court packing; he
needed information about the de
mand for an extra session of con
gress to enact crop control legisla
tion and, in addition, he wanted to
see what the general feeling was
about the Sino-Japanese war.
The trip was timed admirably. It
took Mr. Roosevelt away from
Washington, and further. away from
the red-hot cauldron resulting from
the fact that Associate Justice Hugo
L. Black of Alabama was a mem
ber of the Ku Klux Klan.
The information that filters back
from observers aboard the Presi
dent’s train presents something of a
Darodox. Almost unanimously, the
observers found that Mr. Roose
velt was still immensely popular
personally. Concerning his various
Programs, including crop control
legislation, the obserVers repon that
they found conditions ranging from
iviolent opposition to plain apathy
or complete lack of interest.
’ It is a most confusing situation
from a political standpoint. I have
found few individuals able or willing
to attempt an analysis of it. Gen
erally speaking, lack of enthusiasm
for a program sooner or later will
km orr'poiiticauy the individual who
sponsors the program. Yet, no one
lwill say, at this time at least that
Roosevelt’s case.
' But the political effect of his Chi
cago speech must not be minimized.
.Whether Mr. Roosevelt so intended
or not his speech demanding that
Japan respect treaties and observe
the rights of other nations and his
pointed criticism of policies such as
those employed by Mussolini, Hit
ler and Stalin, have the effect of
rallying the people behind him.
Black - Klan Affair
Some persons who are opposed to
the New Deal have been mean
enough to say that Mr Roosevelt
tool: his trip West in order to get
away from Washington until the in
cident involving Associate Justice
Black had blown over. I do not know
whether the exposure that Mr Jus
tice Black had been a member of
the Ku Klux Klan alone prompted
Mr Roosevelt to leave. I repeat only
what is being said. -
Mr. Justice Black has now taken
his seat as a member of the court.
The Lady Was right!
A fellan’s eyes have gut to
\ flag; in condition, too .’ ”
3. “This young man.” she goes
on, “probably gets headaches
because of poor light. Outdoors,
he has plenty of light. Indoors,
just a tiny bit. You should light '
condition his study table—and
your whole home, in fact."
Event school child slaould
¥ have one of these lamps!
1m max (VASE) comma-anew
1. Dad and I were arguing about
my grades. “I hate homework," I
tellshim.“lt givesmeapainin
the head, honest. Football really
isn't as hard on a fellow.” Well.
Dad was saying. “You study
\ nights or else—." l
‘. She explained that light con
ditioning mane providing the
right amount and right kind of
light so that you can see easily
whatever you do. She said I
needed an 133. study lamp to
help keep my eyes in condition.
The soft. glareless light from this .
LES. study and reading lamp
makes seeing easy—helps guard
against eyestrain. The wide spread .
of useful light from this Better-
Sight lamp provides greater free
dom in working. too. And its grace
in! beauty will make any room
more cheerful and attractive. See
it today. Prices as low as
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speech before assuming the robes of
office that he had resigned from
concerned. the incident was closed.
He stooped some What. I think, when‘
he triedtododse the issue by chars-1
mg that those who had exposed his‘
gun eonnectionsweretryingtodis-l
credit Mr. Roosevelt. But, Mr.‘
Black is now a member of the court
and I do not see what anybody can
do in the way of unseating him.
The reason for adverting again to
the Black-Klan affair is to make a
prediction. That prediction is: as
long as Mr. Black sits as a member
of the Supreme court of the United
States. he will receive repercussions
of the case. I will wager now that
regardless of What position Mr.
Black takes in deciding any future
litigation. there will be those who
will point to him and remark that
“he was once a member of the Ku
Klux Klan.” Likewise, regardless of
the views or arguments he advances
in and decisions" rendered by the
court, Mr. Black will be referred to
continuously as “the Klan member"
or as “the Roosevelt liberal."
Benefit Club
Has Election ,
and Program
Hover—The Riverview school
benefit club held their second meet
ing at the Riverview high school on
Wednesday evening. Harold Gerards
of Finley was unanimously elected
vice president. A short program was
presented by Mrs. Stanley Stillwell.
Following the program refreshments
were served by the committee. 1
Mrs. Larry Dlmlck and son. Billie,
returned home Saturday after a five
week's visit with her mother .Mrs.
Signed Barron in Spokane.
Wm. Lance and family moved on
Saturday to Bellinsham.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Imlay from
Walla Walla called at the Carl
Evans home Sunday evening.
Several from Hover attended the
Washington Coop meeting held at
the valley club house Friday. '
Mr. and Mrs. c. B. Ashby spent
the week-end at the Scott Rife
home in Yakima. They motored to
Seattle on Monday.
7 The Rivervlew limb school teach_
era attended teachers Institute in
Yakima' Monday and Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lam Dlmick and
son Billie were dinner nests at the
Carl Evans home Sunday.
There are several light cases of
flu here at the present time.
Word has been recanted of the
death of Charles Cassinatt, broth
er of Louis Casslnatt on October 30
at Benton.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ashby have
moved back to their home place. the
R. C. Ashby family moving into the
Grandma Mills house.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Long and
family from Garfield moved last
week onto the place owned by his
sister, Mrs. Minnie Cruel! of Walla
Larry Dimlck, who has been work
ing for Bill Blair. finished work and
returned home Saturday.
Harry Hampton and Frank Mont
ague returned from Tule Lake. Cal
ifornia Wednesday.
Mrs. J. T. Moss from Walla Walla
is visiting her son Everett.
Austin Echubert left Monday for
Rose. Nebraska.
I Mrs. Young from Finley is doing
Isome paper hanging for Mrs. B. B.
Stewart this week.
Mrs. Minnie Crull from Walla
Walla visited at the Edward Long
home Monday.
Charles Mills went to Prosser on
Monday to serve on jury duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Nunn have mov
ed from the Bartholomew place onto
their own the first of the week.
'l‘.J. McKinneytromPaseoisas
sistins' Prank Wendel in the build
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