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.nursday, January 4. 1940.
It’s time to put your ' car in shape for winter. - We are continually increasing our stock of quality *Bruckhal't’s Washington Digest Some Conclusions, Predictions, Afterthou ghts as 1940 Starts Many Signs of Awakening Lead to Optimism for New Year; Work of Labor Board Criticized; SEC Weaves a Tangled Web; Too Much Government By WILLIAM BRUCKART WNU Service, National Press Building, Washington, D. C. WASHINGTONi—DEAR FOLKS. .ma-e are some things that I want to get off my chest. Some facts, 'some conclusions, some afterthots, me predictions. just odds and ends, consequential and inconse mental—that ought to be said. uhe start of a new year strikes me as a good time to do it. (Also. this marks the start of my ninth years as a columnist and I am grateful to\ you who have done me the honor to. read my observations.) you folks may have disagreed with me many times during the last year. I have no quarrel about that. 11', however, the product that I have sent you each week has failed to cause you to think more deeply about the problems of government, the problems of the United States, 1 am forced to conclude that I have not done my job very well. Confi dentally, I have believed for a long time that it is up to you folks out then to do the thinking that is fol lowed up by governmental policies. The brand of thinking that is domi nant in government now has gone sour. It surely is getting us no place very fast. I am rather optimistic about the new year, however, because there are.” my sins of an awakening. It is the kind of an awakening that causes voters to sweep out pan acea: and blue printed programs. The country's trend definitely is I believe, towards its old conservative use after aimless wanderings around in the garden of isms. We have been pestered with fan tastic phrases that have disappear ed each time with the rainbow. For- Retrospect and Prospect New Year sets Brucknrt mus he. Genera awakening warrants “in: for future. Sea trend toward conserva ﬂu. Dies committee does 3 whale 0! ebb. lllld: too much federal govern- Int. "In Moe board end SEC. many. there were comparatively few who made or followed those Mments. Yet there were some Ibo beneved them, and all that they hive leﬁt is an unhappy memory. mmaonthereweresofewout of 11l the millions in America. who Mm 011 from sound Americanum iaintheiact that the nation has 31'9"! great by restricting govern ment to sovemmmt functions. i 111-bu: of him- Bonn! We h'ave'eee'n only"‘x‘ecentiy what can one from exclusions at gov emment into ﬁelds where it does not belong. consider what has been W by the special house com mittee in its investigation of the labor relations board. I take some Pride in recording the rottenness of that federal agency. because more than a year ago I was severely crit iched for saying that the labor board and the labor relations act Wouiddoasmuch harm to organ ized labor as prohibition had done 30 the cause of temperance. Now, We can read sworn statements of how some members or the board and many of its employees simply be came dictators; how they threaten ed '0 “Set” private employers or embloyees who disagreed or dis- Obeyed the federal command: how _‘ We’re no MLANTHROPISTs We give generous trade-in allowances and better conditioned cars for lower prices because we can “ford it. By doing this commuy- We have won the finest used car business in town— and we’re holding it! We’re not in business for the love of working . . . we want to make money, too. But we believe we can make more money by 59m“: more car owners . . . and by charging moderateLv for :33; accessories and motor oils, we‘ll be able to serve more e. -ax Tuna .E.[.sﬂ]|Tll mn_______ ”j «0 Jzﬁiﬂlﬁwmﬂ ' KW/ . «WK-if.“ . 1m 0 69! ._.._— ‘attempts were made to surpress news stories that were unfavorable to the board and the silly law un der which the board operated; how representatives of the . board re fused to hear statements from those who were charged with violation; how one union faction was given almost complete freedom of action and another was told in effect, to; go jump into the river, and how union leaders and racketeers had: played politics to maintain their dominance in legislation. And when‘ you look through the roster of em-‘ ployees of the board and examine their history, you plainly see what the isms have dragged in. Then, there is the house commit tee, headed by Chairman Martin Dies, Texas Democrat. It has done a whale of a Job in bringing to light :the inside .borings of the same type of men and women that were shown to have made a farce of democratic principles as demonstrated in the labor board. Much of SEC Rules, Edicts Seem Wholly Unnecessary I get pretty disgusted with the mouthings of those folks who would change us all over night and make us into robots :to be governed by The Voice or by radio. The securi -Ities and exchange commission has lissuel so many rules and regula itions, has entered so many deci sions, has made so many investiga tions that appear to be wholly un necessary that it has put the federal government in a position from which it probably never will fully untangle itself. I had quite an argument the other day over the statement that most people believe a permit by the SEC to sell a certain stock amounts to federal approval of the shares in-‘ volved. Of course, I know that a; permit by the commission does not] give that approval. The damage is that people will be inﬂuenced by knowledge or such a federal per mit. They will think the shares are good whether they are or not. The wages and hours division of the department of labor is another example, like the securities and ex change comission, of too much fed eral government._ 7 <7 _ It was bsd enough .to._comlnt all of the mess mule by the brand of thinkers in the lib: department. meaning-lobster». ....-.. Frankly. I doubt that ;those toiks know enough to some in out of the. rain. Yet, they are striving to ex- ‘ pand their power. They will bring: farmers, small town businesses and‘ everything else under the death mm or government if they can get away with it. . Mr. Ickes must not ’be forgotten. He is secretary of the interior, but “Honest Harold” has not missed an opportunity in seven years to attack anybody and everybody who hap pened to disagree with him. Recurring Demands Thu 1". D. 3. Give 3111 Term Stand This is a year of national elec tions. There will be a lot of snarl ing as, indeed, it already has start ed. There was that recent incident of President Roosevelt messing into an already badly messed Ohio re-; lief situation. Facts that situaticn'l has since developed indicate thati Mr. Roosevelt criticized Governor: Bricker of Ohio, either because the‘ President was given a lot of mis-i "Please. mister, ' just a (on dollars for. ‘ awn“ d \ Auto Repairs information or because the Ohio governor is mentioned frequently as a “dark horse" for the Republican presidential nomination. There are those recurring de mands by Republicans, and some Democrats, that Mr. Roosevelt an nounce right away, if not sooner than that, whether he is going to seek a third term. All that is accomplised by that sort of thing is to show definitely how foolish a politician can appear when he talks out of turn. Such public statements demand ing that Mr. Roosevelt announce are no more ridiculous, however, than the action of numerous would-be Democratic candidates for their party’s top nomination when they said they are candidates “if Mr. Roosevelt does not run.” That shows something, too. It demonstrates that those who have taken such a position are cheap and are not will ing to rise or fall with tide of poli tics. I liked the way “Cactus Jack" Gamer announced. He said he was in :the battle to win, because he wanted the nomination. No mention was made of Mr. Roosevelt’s poss sible candidacy. There were no ifs} or ands or buts. 1 Hopes Republicans wm 801 m ‘Show Signs of Sense And while I am taking down my hair and combing out the bangs, I wish that the Republicans would be gin to show some signs of sense. But here they are: three candidates ‘out and only one shooting straight from the shoulder. Senator Vanden berg of Michigan has been riding two or three horses at once. He ap parently still has a package of lib eralism in his pockets and District Attorney Dewey with one big-time speech that I could not understand. However, I reckon the speech had something in it because a lot of New Dealers made fun of it. If they had not been hit, they would not have squealed. The other Republican candidate, Senator Taft of Ohio, has tangled a time or two with Presi dent Roosevelt and my guess is that he took off some White House bark because he 'was pretty close to the mark. But in the background are a lot of hopefuls who are sticking out their tongues, among them for mer Governor Landon of Kansas, who once ran against Mr. Roose-‘ velt on a program and platform that , he could do better than Mr. Roose- ‘ velt the very same things that Mr.‘ Roosevelt was doing. Well, anyway, folks, I think we may live through it. That is, we will survive if rural America keeps its head and uses it. Many Enjoy New Year Party at Grange Hall WESTERN HORSE HEAVEN— Miss Alice Girt gave a New Year party at the grange hail Sunday “evening with over thirty-five guests present from Pmsser and the local community. The evening was spent‘ in playing games and a box supper was served at the close of the eve-\ nine. after having ushered in the‘ New Year with appropriate salutes. The 'phaperones for the affair-were Mr. :and um. James Helen. Mr. and MrsJ'rapk Smith 'and Math Swan son. Mr. and Mrs. Louis 'ryacke enter tained as guests at dinner Sunday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Edward 'ry acke and children and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Travis. Helen Pouch has been quite in the past week, but is improving at last reports. ' Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Travis and son returned home Thursday eve ning after a week’s visit in Coeur d’Alepe, Idaho with Mrs. vais' parents. Icy aged: Cause Accident. The traffic has been rather slow the past week as roads have all been covered with an icy glaze of rain and sleet. Even without snow a good deal of moisture has gone into the ground the past week be cause ot the rains and sleet. Sev eral accidents occurred, such as cars going into ditches or collisions. but none serious. . Mr. and Mrs. Guy Travis and children spent New Years Day with Mrs. Hans Smith and family in Presser. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Anderson entertained as their guest during the holidays, Mrs. Margaret Stone of Alsea, Oregon. Mrs. Stone is a cousin of Mrs. Anderson and left Wednesday for Yakima, where she will visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cleary or Ald erdale and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Anderson were guests Tuesday of last week at the Hugh Bell home. Grange Card Party In spite of bad weather and icy roads the grange card party held Friday evening had a fair attend ance. High honors were held by W. C. Travis and Frank Green with low scores going to Eric Cooper and Harry Hadley. Sandwiches and cof fee were served by the committee. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Frey came home from Granger Wednesday aft er an absence of several weeks. “There are a number of local homm heated with hot air," insists J. L. Mokler, “and they all aren’t connected up with furnaces.” m,mws§,&swam THOUSANDS TAKE nus PHOTOGRAPH “ M:Wmmmmwmmmm'mm This is Mount Shuksan. in Mt. Baker National Forest. It is photo graphed by a majority of the visitors to Mt. Baker Lodge in Heather Meadows because it is seen by everyone from the Mt. Baker Highway as shown in this photograph. A photograph similar to this in natural color. will illustrate a page advertisement in the March. 1940, issue of National Geographic Magazine. Mt. Shuksan is favored by expert moun tain climbers because of the dimcult rock work it anords. Photo by Bert Huntoon. Woman Is Badly Burned When Cooker Explodes (Too Late Last Week.) Berg was badly welded on her face and chest Wednesday. when her pressure cooker blew up. Doctor Stevens pronounced her chest burns as second degree burns and serious. Miss Joyce Elliott 0! Hillsboro. Oregon 3 home for an indefinite stay. Mr. and Mrs. J. c. Swayse end Miss Ruth Swayse spent Christmas Day at the home or Mr. Sam's brother at Hermlston. Oregon. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Elliott and children. Brantley and Audrey. had Christmas at the home of her siso‘ ter,Dr.sners.A.n.We¢ner. . 4-11 cm m ‘ The Willing Workers 4-H Club met at the home of their leader. Mrs. Everett Dsgue for normals:- -tion, with eight members present. Naomi Forster demonstrated the making of wanes. Miss Ruth Snyne or Yskims is spending the holiday season with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Lsmpson had Christmas dinner at the home of Mrs. Lee umpson. Boyd Rupp spent the holkhy with his parents, also Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Rupp. . Mr. and Mrs. I". 8. McClure had :or Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wadsworth and children. Mr. and Mrs. Cy Grant, all of Pasco. and Glenn Spraeue of Yakima. Mr. and Mrs. W. ‘l‘. Elliott and Miss Joyce Elliott had Christmas dinner at the Milton Libby home in town. ‘ Mrs. Kenneth Camstock of Best tle (Isabel Witt) and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Davis of Walla Walla spent Christmas with their mother and brother. Mrs. W. H. Witt and Nat. H. N. Anderson had for Christ mas,Mr and Mrs. Earl Anderson of Portland, Miss Louise Anderson and her friend. M 155 Hurley of Yakima. Mr. and Mrs. Neil Anderson and Joe Anderson and Ralph Windsor and son of Pasco. Hon. Knute Hill spent the week end at the Mrs. Lee Lampson home,‘ leaving Monday for Washington, D. C. for the convening of con-1 gress. \ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McCalmet had Mr. McCalmet's brother and Mrs. MoCalmet’s sister of Longview for the holiday season. Mr. Stewart Cuts Hand While Sawing Wood HOVER—B. B. Stewart had the misfortune to cut his hand while sawing wood with C. 'l‘holman one day last week. Mrs. Pearl Imlay visited last week at the C. L. Evans home, return ing to Walla Walla Friday. Miss Alice Schubert, who is at tending school ln Seattle, was a guest or her brother, Austin Schu bert and family over the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Evans spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin at Hauser‘ Lake, Idaho. 1 Mr. and Mrs. William Blair en tertained with a card party at their VALLEY—MIB. E. Blahs Entertain You’ll be surprised at the savings you can make if you trade here. home Saturday evening. Three tables of plnochle were played. lush scores went to Mrs. Ignore. Nelson and Alvin Dye. Robert Mills. who Is attemnng college at Ramps. Idaho. was home for vacation. Aden Slaybaugh. who has been quarantined at the C. E. Meyer home with scarlet fever. was brought to her home In Yeneptt Saturday. Mr.aners.soottmteahdson Hamid 0! Yakima were guests at the c. L. Evans home Sunday and Christina Day. mum laden underwent a tonsillectomy during her school Va- cation. 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Soitwillbeoeenthetifwecan ‘draw upon wealth which now es capestuxationundwhichlsinme hands of a anal! group of citizens most able to pay who get more pro tection mom the state. it would not only be a move equitable system. but would yield vastly more funds which would wow a. higher stand end of school eyewin. better pen sions. more direct relief for the needy. and would create an increas ed buying power which would react favorably on all tonne of bueinem and every department of cute gov ernment which we now running In: low seer. l Taking only a short view or the proposed pension plan one might believe that it would be a burden to the people. but it is claimed that a deeper study would disclose a better view of a higher standard 0! living for all with create: security and comfort for all by increased velocity and cimulation of money. The state puddent asks me to put thismﬂter betore my commun ltyandoxuntneapendmunlonto takecuweotmeworkhmdwould be glad to answer my questions tint lean. 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Fill up today. i SPECIAL WINTER BLEND ’ tad/060 BRUA’Z'Z'Z 'cnsoun: Humphrey Bogart as he appears In “The Return of Dr. X." playing at the Roxy Friday and Beturdny. family of Horse Heaven were din ner meets last Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Minnie Owens. Mr. and Mrs. c. H. Meyer were New Years dinner guests at the home of their daughter. Mrs. Hurry maley and funny. W. S. C. Students Return E. C. Tweet motored to Pull man Monday. taking his sons. John and David. James Crooks and Mia- Pearl Mary Copeland back to re sume their etudiea at w. 8. C. ? tester Liebel returned to Pull }nun Monday after spending the vs.- cation with his parents. Mr. snd Mrs Henry Liebel. Mr. and Mrs. Psul Pssche spent last Thursday st the home 0! her parents. Mr. end Mrs. Fred Smelt ner in Finley. ‘, George Yoshino was sn sll-dsy guest of Billy Green lest Buturdny. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Knight are building s new home on the High lends. w. and Mrs. Ed Brownell. have returned to their home in Battle siter spending the holidsys with Mrs. Brownell's parents. Mr. snd Itrs. Del Borgen. Miss Mildnsd Borgen. who csine over with than. will remain here for an extended visit with tom. Chris Ghrlstensen has reuirned home utter spending 0. week in Se attic. WamnmE muzmmm utmmhustoppod m Qt Mend: und mmmammtn the middle. 0O 0 0 momm-lnﬂwtln mulling am the 4mm macs-mm“- muadmm. 00 0 O Whentheyﬂumdmah mammal-ma anathema-up. OO I O Mkmhlkotnmt- IMWMMM mummmm «mummy-c m. 00 0 0 manhoalotolmk mmquutyotou: Tuilored-to-Mmure SHIRTS [clea’Lglleglneu 3