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6 Editorials GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Monday, October 30, 1950 Established May 16, 1887. Published Every Morning by The Tribune, Great Falls, Montana. Entered at the Postoffice at Great Falls, Montana, as second class matter. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper as well ai all AP news dispatches. NEWS SERVICES Associated Press United Press Staff and State News Correspondents in leading cities and towns of all Montana. Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations (The national agency that certifies paid circulation to advertisers.) SUBSCRIPTION PRICES By Carrier in Great Fall One Six Three One Year Mos. Mos. Mo. Daily and Sunday $13.00 $6.75 $3.50 $1.25 By Mail Montana and N. Dakota Daily and Sunday $12.00 $6.50 $3.50 $1.25 By Mail All Other States Daily and Sunday $15.00 $8.00 $4.25 $1.50 Rililo Vra for Torlav He that hath an ear let nim heat what Spirit Dime erse lur J. uuay . saith unto churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, 'which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Rev. 2:7. Mansfield's View of Montana Speaking before the western district of the Montana Education association at Missoula last week. Rep. Mike Mansfield expressed a desire to see Montana's population grow to 1,500,000. And he does not believe that such a population figure is beyond the realistic possibilities of state development. The western district congressman has been traveling over the state, and he told the educators he is convinced the state is on the threshold of real development. But he stressed the view that if the state is to go ahead, it won't be the work of one man but the co-operation of many. He called upon the state's citizens to forget their differences and work together so this will be a Treasure state in fact as well as in name. There are a lot of Montanans, certainly, who will wholeheartedly agree with the views expressed by Mr. Mansfield, although there might be quite a divergence of views as to the possible rate of population growth. It is quite evident, as Mansfield points out, that industrial growth will be greatly influenced by power and water development. Those Election Issues There now ' remains only a week until voters render 'their decision in an important national election. In the congressional contests this year world affairs have figured more prominently in the campaign debates than in most previous American elections. Today world affairs are perhaps touching the lives of all of us more closely than ever before, but we cannot ignore the real domestic issues that are at stake in this year's elections. Our military strength will be of little avail if we do not preserve a strong ana stable economy in our own country. Neither major political party has any monopoly on the candidate qualifications that are needed for strong and efficient government, but there remains at least a cross-section difference in the general attitudes of the two major parties. The Democratic angle of that difference is ably set forth in the following editorial comment published in a recent issue of the Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette: For the past 17 years we have had national administrations which have believed that the power and authority of the people, operating through their government, can and should be used to "promote the common welfare." Under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman the powers of government have been used in the interest of farmers, workers, businessmen and consumers. Our natural resources have been developed and conserved through programs of reclamation, reforestation, soil conservation and the public development of hydroelectric power. Our human resources have been protected by increased governmental activity in the fields of education, health and housing by the adoption of the social security system. Farmers have been assured of reasonable prices, and workers have won the right of collective bargaining. All of these measures have helped us to achieve the greatest and most widely distributed prosperity and the most stable democratically ruled economy that the world has ever known. Some have watched this progress with misgivings and alarm. We have been warned of the danger of bankruptcy and against trends to socialism, communism, statism and bureaucratic domination. Yet our schools, our churches, our individual freedoms have never been more secure than they are now. One of the things that is at stake in this election is whether we shall continue to go forward along this well -charted road of progress or whether we shall become afraid and turn back. Civil Strife in Philippines The threat to public order in the Philip pines last week became so grave that President Quirino, acting in accordance with the constitution, suspended the right of habeas corpus in cases of sedition and rebellion. That means that more than 100 Hukbalahap sus pects, rounded up by police authorities, will not be admitted to bail but will be brought to trial. It indicates also that for the immediate future the government will employ sterner measures in dealing with the dissidents. The United States has an active interest in these developments in the Philippines. Not only do we stand as a sponsoring nation to the independence of the islands but they occupy an important strategic position in the whole plan of Pacific defenses against Communist aggression. There is general agreement, at least in official circles of this country, that we should give assistance to the Philippines in meeting the grave economic situation with which the islands are faced, but in the field of political relations there is greater disagreement. Some months ago a large mission headed by Daniel W. Bell, former undersecretary of the treasury, was sent to the islands to gather information on which our government's decisions might be based. That mission has now made its report to President Truman and a copy of it has been forwarded to the ambassador at Manila, presumably for transmission to President Quirino. While the details of the report have not been made public, it is known to be in some respects highly critical of the present regime. We can hardly expect any government to be above criticism in all respects, but when we are rendering extensive assistance to any government it seems no more than common sense and practical business that we should demand such conditions of governmental operation as will give at least reasonable assurance that the assistance will contribute to the desired objectives. Henry, Kennedy Compete For State Treasurer Post HELENA, Oct 29 (U.R) J. E. (Jack) Henry, candidate' for state treasurer, was born in Jacksonville, 111., Oct 13, 1894; and at 19 headed for Montana where he has since resided. He applied his training as a graduate from a school of business administration by accepting a position in Townsend. He was married in Bozeman in 1922 to Hazel Duncan, member of a pioneer family of the Gallatin valley. Henry, except for the time served in the armed forces in World war 1, was a wholesale distributor for 30 years. He has also engaged in grain and cattle ranching, owning and operating a ranch in Gallatin county. In 1941 he was appointed state purchasing agent When Henry was named warden of the state prison, he says he insti tuted practices that "saved the state of Montana hundreds of thousands of dollars." Henry says this was accomplished by making the prison farms real producing farms. Instead of being a purchaser of meat, Henry con tinues, the farms started producing sufficient beef and pork to care not only for the prison, but also assist ing other state institutions in this respect. Field crops were grown in surplus quantities, and the dairy herd culled to top production. John E. Kennedy of Hamilton, candidate for state treasurer, is the youngest of the four major Demo-- cratic candidates who will be voted on Nov. 7. Kennedy, teacher, abstractor, journalist, and congressional secretary, has disavowed association with O'Connell or "any other group or interest other than the people .of Montana. Kennedy was born, raised and attended schools in St. Paul, Minn. He was born Nov. 6, 1905. He is a graduate of St Thomas college and of the St Paul College of Law, with B. A. and law degrees. He also attended Creighton university in Omaha. The state treasurer candidate first located at Glendive in 1928, where he engaged in the abstract and real estate business. He has since followed this profession at Missoula and Hamilton. In addition to two years as a congressional secretary in Washing ton, D. C, he has been a journalist and free-lance magazine writer. For four years before he established residence in Montana, John Kennedy was a teacher in the famed Father Flannigan's boy's town, in Nebraska. He is a "staunch advocate of valley authorities, public power and reclamation development a sol dier's bonus and more adequate old age pensions." Much of his present campaign has centered over his statement that "one of the most progressive and far-reaching public services ever performed for the people of Mon' tana, was the withdrawal of some $20,000,000 in state funds from the banks of Montana, where interest was earned only by the banks, and mvesting of this money in U. S government series D bonds, where it earns interest for aU of the peo ple." In seeking the Democratic nomi nation this spring, Kennedy defeated the present state treasurer, Mrs. Alta Fisher by a substantial majority. He has previously been a candidate for lieutenant gover nor, in 1940 and 1948. Other Editors Say Know Your Candidates (Montana Petroleum Industries Newt) Wicked Emperor Caligula once made his favorite horse a consul of Rome. Some years back a cow was inadvertently elected to the city council of a western metropolis. These are but two outstanding examples of high public office being conferred upon candidates who were obviously unfit for their responsibilities. With election time approaching again, much emphasis is being placed upon the necessity of every citizen casting his or her ballot. But a ballot cast in blind ignorance of the merits of the candidates is a useless vote and perhaps even a dangerous vote. It is important to vote on election day. It is equally important to vote wisely. How often many of the names on the ballot have no more meaning to the average voter than the list on the pages of a telephone directory. How seldom does the average voter know even a few fundamental facts about the principles of the candidates for whom he casts his ballot. Votes cast in this ignorance reduce an election to the class of a lottery. What is the answer for the conscientious citizen who knows that his personal well-being and the success of his business heavily depends upon the decisions made by his elected officials? The answer is: Know your candidates before you vote. Be sure to vote and be sure to vote wisely. Try and Stop Me By Bennett Cerf 25 Years Ago ""nlanar O And Great Falls (From .Tribun Filti) OCT. 30. 192S I After packing their grub and bed ding 70 miles and sleeping in tents banked in snow 3 feet deep for nearly three weeks, four Great Falls sportsmen have returned from the wilds of the Big river country with four bull elk and one buck deer The hunters are Al Taylor, Jasper Barnnger, Morris Krog and Law rence Nelson. Members of the north central division of the Montana Education Assn. opened their annual three-day convention here yesterday. Prof. E. A. Ross of the University of Wisconsin addressed the group on "Is the World Growing Better or Worse?" Indicating his answer, he declared, "If life is a good thing, then we can prove that the world is growing better." Special precautions azainst Hal loween depredations are being taken by the Great Falls nnlirp ri. panment, wnicn, according to Chief Marcus Anderson, will be increased tonight by a sauad of snecial of- ficers. . To roll 14 strikes in a row. and yet not hit a perfect score, was the experience yesterday of Charley Antonich, rolling on the ACM club Dowung alleys at Black Eagle. Long, long ago beiore the cold war," the Soviet s No. 1 composer, Frokofiefi, conducted the symphony orchestra in Brussels. After the con cert, the manager of the theater produced a sketch of Prokofieff that a lady m the audience had dashed off during the performance. "She'd like you to autograph it for her," said the manager. Prokofieff studied the sketch, and roared like a wounded tiger. "Never," he cried. "It's monstrous. It looks more like that fool Furtwaenger than me." "But Maestro," begged the manager, "She's one of our most important patronesses. Sign it to please me." Prokofieff snatched back the sketch and pencilled across it "A perfect likeness! Furtwaenger." Orpah Anderson tells me this happened at a school in a northern Minnesota town. A strapping, healthy looking girl appeared J0 register for a course in English. The recording clerk asked, "Have you a hobby?" The girl replied, "No, ay ban single." Hill County Cemetery Improved By Tribune Correspondent HAVRE. ' Oct 27 ImnrovempntQ at the Highland cemetery were listed by Aaron N. Baker, secretary for the Hill county public cemetery district. Beautification of lots is progressing rapidly. Several caretakers worked during the summer planting grass and flowers throughout the area. The county has taken charge of the work, endeavoring to landscape the cemetery. Financial standing of the Highland park is excellent Baker said. There will be no mill levy this year for its support. The cemetery established in 1906 by townspeople who maintained individual lots there until the county took over operation in 1947. Since that time. Baker, working with county officials, has tried to bring beauty to the area by an over-all landscaping project County Nurse Resigns By Tribune Correspondent MILES .CITY, Oct 29 Mary Alice Hardesty, Custer county health nurse, has resigned effective as soon as possible after Nov. 1. She will join her husband, who recently was called into the army. Mrs. Hardesty had been county nurse since May. Kiwanians Elect Br Tribune Correspondent HARLOWTON. Oct. 29 New of ficers of the Harlowton Kiwanis club are William Sanders, president; R. H. Wvlie. "vice nrpsiHpnt nnH Charles McNicol, secretary. Instal lation wm De later in the fall. The group will attend a training conference in Butte Nov. 11, 12 and 13. FARMERS . . . ! INSURE With Ui We Insure ANYTHING YEOMAN AGENCY 408 Strain Bldg. GROCERY ALL OUR UNION CLERKS ARE ON DUTY, WITH "FREE" DELIVERY SERVICE AS USUAL Washed No. 1 BAKING GEMS 10 .35 Fancy Large, Red Delicious APPLES 3, 35e Jonathan APPLES -36V289 Cellophane "" HARSHIIALLOWS Pl310c Treetop APPLE CIDER ..., g..,o 45e GET YOUR HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS HERE Northern TISSUE 3 to 29e Milk Fed pound Top Quality pound Veal Chops 59c Sirloins . . 69e Sheriff Moves Fence From Section Line DICKINSON, Oct. 29 (flV-Many political officeholders are known to be "repairing their fences" this fall but Stark County Sheriff Joe W. Kostelecky of Dickinson is different. For two days he's been working for me county on somebody elses fences. Nearly 62 miles southwest of Dickinson, a landowner had not complied with orders to move his fence off the section line. Sheriff Kostelecky had to take action. Kostelecky, County Commissioner Philip Messer and a crew of men moved H mile of fence. The owner, Released From Prison EL PASO, Oct. 29 (P) Mayor Francisco Triana of Jaurez, Mexico, charged with levying tribute on vice, is reported to have won release from prison. Andrew Staiger, will be ordered to pay the costs. Water Services New or Replaced The Fastest Way EDWIN JOHNSON CALL mi r S-4711 Married men are people who used to envy married men. People who do not pay as they go have a lot more trouble coming back. An egg 4V4 inches long was reported laid In Ohio. By a hen of a traveling stock company? How about putting dentists who are experts at painless extraction on the tax boards? Most men who look for trouble find it unless It's the wife's electric iron or washing machine. If you want to see something beautiful but dummy look at the wax figures in store windows. Instead of trying to think up a new costume for a Halloween party, why not go as a nervous wreck? A Michigan policeman pinched a man who helped himself at a fruit stand. The cop might have at least blushed. Now It's 'Sturdy Gertie9 ... New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Boosts Travel WASHINGTON, D. C "Sturdy Gertie," dedicated in mid-October, opens a new avenue of tourist travel and commerce in the Puget sound region the well watered northwestern corner of Washington state. "She" is the mile-long Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge. Her sturdy girders are estimated to be 58 times as collapse-proof as those of her predecessor, which crashed in 1940 after only four months of service. Commuters had dubbed the 1940 bridge "Galloping Gertie" soon after it was opened because of the way it kited and swayed in high winds, notes the National Geographic society. Tacoma, "lumber capital of America " lies on the southeastern shore of Puget sound. Its new bridge leads west across the five-mile-long narrows to Kitsap county, a work-and-play peninsula formed between Puget sound proper and the fjordlike natural arm called the Hood canal. Well watered in more ways than one, the nation's northwestern corner includes 2,000 square miles of placid inland sea reaching southward between snow-capped moun tains to the east and west. Rugged Olympic peninsula heights to the west take the country's heaviest rainfall more than 200 inches at some points in wet years. East of the sound, Mount Rainier, Glacier peak, Mount Baker and many others stand out in the Cascade range. The region's 2,000 square miles of sheltered ocean inlet includes as many linear miles of coastline. Of the more than 200 islands that help to make the tangle of bays, waterways and natural harbors, Whidbey, the largest, is second only to Long Island among U. S. isles. Reaching from the town of Blaine and the Point Roberts enclave on the international boundary's 49th parallel, this scenic shipping haven takes in the southern end of the Strait of Georgia, the straits and bays of the San Juan Archipelago, and most of the waters of Juan de Fuca, a broad, deep lane to the Pacific. Puget Sound proper and the Hood canal form a double fishhook southward 75 miles into the Evergreen state from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was just over a century ago that white settlers came to Olympia, now the state capital. A city of lff.OOO people, it lies at the tip of Budd Inlet, southernmost arm of Puget Sound's waters. In the 1950 census preliminary count, Seattle, midway on Puget bounds east coast, is nub ot a i metropolitan area of 731,117 people. Tacoma, only 24 air miles south, lifts the population of the two city trading areas above the one million mark. Everett and Bellingham, on the Sound north of Seattle, count 34,000 residents each. Bremerton, naval and shipbuilding center on Kitsap peninsula, with 28,000 helps to give Puget Sound a near monopoly on Washington cities. Spokane is the only large size center in the dry eastern part of the state. Setting the tempo of progress for this fast growing region of lumbering, fishing, mining, shipping, and varied manufacturing industries, Seattle is now in its 100th year. It bounded back rapidly from the fire which leveled its business section in 1889 the year Washington state entered the Uon. FOOD BARGAI NS FRESH PORK HOCKS While They Lost 29c each SALT PORK Fine for Seasoning 29c pound BACON SQUARES Morrell's Jowl :......... ....l33c pound PICNIC HAMS Rainbow Brand 39c pound SLICED BACON Treasure Brand 50c pound HAM SLICES Morrell's Pride 3 slices 79c PASCAL CELERY U. S. No. 1 Green pound RED POTATOES U. S. No. 1 10 pounds 29c JZ I r-C OX QX Q 410 Central Phone 7674 Fashion Values! 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