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Tha OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, February 7, 1931
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THROUGH the mist and into tha silent sea passed the spirit
of Hal E. Hoss, secretary of state for Oregon, on Tuesday
morning. Though the physical body was spent, the spirit was
luminous to the last ; and after the Christian hope may flame
again uporl the farther shore.
To those cf us who knew and loved him comes an imme
diate feeling of rief. For Hal Hoss was not merely a public
figure, a man occupying a high and responsible office in this
commonwealth ; he was a very human person, a man who won
friends and held their affection in close bonds. We are sure
that he cherished his friendships and the loyalty of his asso
. dales more closely than the fame which attended his tenure
of high office.
Hoss entered public life from an active career in the
newspaper field ; and he retained his fellowship with his craft
through his years of public service. Always he looked forward
to returning to newspaper work; and members of the jour
nalistic fraternity regarded him as still identified with their
profession, member temporarily "in absentia".
The state owes a big debt to Hal Hoss for his service as
secretary of state. He passed through hard fires. Without
cause he was almost persecuted for a time; but Hoss held true
to his convictions and with conscientious rectitude put first
the discharge of his duty to the people of Oregon. He was not
a "yes-man", did not shirk his duty. In his immediate office
he was diligent in promoting its efficiency, in aiming at
prompt and courteous service to the public, and in giving
audience to everyone who sought him out. Because he had de
veloped a splendid organization his office has functioned well
despite his absence in recent months.
.... Hoss had Averse interests, but he put first his responsi
bility to his job. He was mindful of details. For example, he
was a real purist in the use of words, making constant use of
the dictionary to verify a pronunciation. His mind was agile
and he was effective as a srplr nH tnoefmoeo,. n
banquet. Above all he had an innate sense of fairness which
enabled him to deal justly.
Now the scroll of his life is closed, the record written.
It is a fine, clean scroll with no blots on it; one which his
children may cherish and his friends regard with pride.
While those of us who as friends of long standing say, "Hail
and Farewell", there is a joy that shines through our tears,
joy that his spirit is released from a long-suffering frame,
joy that his life was a victory, and that this state has received
service as fine and as valiant as this from one of her own
Goodbye, Hal !
Revolt in the Granges?
THE Mary s river grange in Benton county has voted in
favor of the new sales tax. Granges in southern Oregon
have voted similarly. The proximity of the Jackson county
granges to California where the sales tax is in operation
should give the people there an opportunity to view the work
ing of the tax at close range.
' Grangemaster Gill and his assistants have been waging
a stirring battle to hold their lines within the granges; but
the action of the Mary's river grange, which is composed of
real farmers andliot naturopaths, seed dealers, circuit
judges and college professors shows that the farmers are do
ing some independent thinking.
We cannot for the life of us see the sales tax as any
other than a benefit to the landowner, particularly the farm
er. He is suffering from a genuinely confiscatory prop
erty tax now It is in effect a "capital levy". The sales tax
does lift the load in part from real estate. The farmer does
not have to pay tax on the produce he sells. He pays no tax
on such items as interest and taxes which make up a big por
tion of his cash outlay. Since he produces a great deal of his
living on the farm, his outlay for tangible personal property
subject to the IV2 per cent'sales tax is not as large in pro
portion as for city people. On the whole the sales tax lightens
the farmer's load rather than increases it.
. That is why in some sections of the state farmers are
taking the lead in behalf of the tax. In Eastern Oregon the
wheat growers are organizing in its support. Southern Ore
gon granges have endorsed the tax ; and now a break has
been -made in the previously solid Willamette valley granges
which have been opposed to the tax.
larion county granges are still hostile to the sales tax,
and nave expressed themselves in no uncertain terms. Many
of the grangers honestly feel that Ray Gill is right and that
WaH street is trying to slip something over on the people
again. As we see it, the proposition is not just whether we
want a sales tax (personally we do not want another tax) ;
but whether we want to relieve still further the tax on real
property. A Tote against the sales tax is now a vote to con
tinuea confiscatory real estate tax, and farmers should not
Anff0 Wrltef U u,n Arthnr Cutt. famous speculator.
?2i?!?a goyeTZmiut facial., and radio script for Cutten
!..Pu ? hl ?WU- PerhP " o rotten Cutten thought It
-was his own, so refuses to pay for It. 8
One county la Washington is getting seven tons of breakfast
SSS1Si?" 10 th- What brand, we winder? ui
the ind that children cry for; or the kind they cry agaiiut' In
time, past the common ration of poor families was pSham mu.h or
oatmeal; and many a great man got hi, start on oSorttJotti!
raaSnfi Uoni Crl ? S. sold coins. This gor-
havetost rnbi JewQt J1 ret,red jndw. The conrta
navjttst ruled that salaries or those men may not be reduced.
Sunday School Class
Organizes 4H Chib
RICKREALL. Ten. . The
Bluebird class r the Sunday
?4 C..hiVrsnlxed H club.
A Stitch in Time.": and will da
sewing, club project work of the
first. division. .
Officer ars club leader, Mrs.
Mary Adams; assistant, Mrs. Jean
Ellis; president, Katherine Low
tjl Tice-president, Elsie Ellis; sec
retary - treasurer, Wilms Ellia.
Tbey will meet every Saturday af
ternoon. There are 11 girls in the
class roll with Mildred Baker as
GUESTS AT AnXLIE
AIRLIE, Feb. . Out-of-town
visitors Sunday were Mr. and Mra.
John Parsons of Crabtree at J.
Ploub's, . -Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Warner ot COrrallia at Mrs. Etta
Slntpacn's and Harold Toedte
meier ot Ore on State college.
I have been reading your ads
about the sales tax and I think
if there is any thing else that the
state can put on the poor farmer
it is the time to do so. We pay
these men to be our servants and
they tell us what to do. Why
don't they tell the money power
what to do? No, that would hurt
them. Why don't they tax tim
bered land the same as -farm
land? I wish my land was timber
I would have more money than
by farming. Also, why don't they
tax stocks and bonds? They
would make more that way than
by a salea tax. If the sales tax
goes through drug stores and oth
er businesses will be helped or
in other words the money power.
Take the state employes why
should we buy cars for them? No
one buys a car for me. Why
should we furnish gas? If such
things were cut out we would not
need a sales tax. And cut the en
gineers' force down and the road
gang and a lot of the women help
and they would be doing some
thing. Also cut their salaries to
a farmer's salary and see if you
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M.D.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United State senator from New York
Former Commissioner of Health,
Kew York City
IN THE latest health report of
New Tork City are found astonishing
and gratifying figure. Great prog
ress baa been made in combatting
lowest death rate
tn the history of
the city U re
ported. But what
is most discouraging-
is th In
crease tn cases of
is the most com
mon and serious
of ailments. It
monia and can
cer, causlna- one
death in every six. I doubt If we can
hope to lower this figure Uihtl all
are impressed with the absolute ne
cessity of giving proper care to the
Th heart Is often compared to a
machine, it resembles a machine in
many respects but differs from the
man-made device in that It must go
on and on. never stopping- its work.
When It reqntrea repairs it cannot
be stopped for the necessary adjust
ments. This is out of the question
with a bnman heart.
But we can help the heart adjust
itself to the hardens placed upon it
We can avoid undue strain and avoid
unnecessary wear and tear by pre
venting excessive fatigue and ex
haustion. We can respect our hearts
and bear In mind constanUy that
they have certain definite limitations.
This, is especially important IT the
heart la diseased and Incapable of
carrying undue burdens. -
One of the best ways to Insure
strong and sturdy heart is to prevent
Infections and those diseases tMt
lead to chronic heart disease. Bach
Infections aa acute rheumatic fever,
diphtheria, . scarlet fever. tonsQltts
and pneumonia are. the heaxCs
greatest enemies. No matter how
slight th attack from one of these
diseases. , the damage te the heart
may be great . .
Early RocogmitU Eaaoatial J
As I have mentioned, overstrala is
dangerous and aheuld alwaye he
Bits for Breakfast I
By R. J. HENDRICKS
two county agents:
The writer has long been advo
cating the employment of a coun
ty agent for general duties, and
showing that an efficient man in
that field is more needed here
than in any other section of the
The reason, our more diversi
fied industries on the land, and
more numerous undeveloped pos
During a large part of the per
iod since Marion county last had
a regular agricultural agent, the
three Salem banks each maintain-
find them in the office in the
morning. No it would be empty
and their pocket book also. Why
doesn't the farmer make the sal
ary for the heads and not allow
them to be raised. No, that would
cause trouble. The taxpayers are
the only ones that are entitled to
vote on this, if it were right, for
they are the ones that pay the
bills. But everyone votes on it be
cause it doesn't hurt them if the
farmer gets stung.
W. M. BURBANK,
avoided. When engaged In fatiguing
and strenuous work, bear in mind
you are doing something that may
lead to permanent damage to the
heart Regular hours of sleep, proper
nourishment and plenty of fresh air
and sunlight, are essential to good
Overweight is another menace to
the health of the heart It can be
prevented. Please remember that
overweight Is a stumbling block te
health. IThe obese person succumb
to many Infectious diseases and la
many ways subjects his heart to un
- I cannot overemphasize the Impor
tance of early recognition of heart
disease, Tbe earlier It is recognized
the sooner and more certain the cure.
LJttlo can be expected from treat
ment unless it Is supervised by s
physician. He wiU prescribe the nec
essary medicine, outline a schedule
of living and plan a diet necessary
for prompt cure.
Answers to Health Queries
R, a N. Q What causes little
animals under tbe skin?
A. This is probably due to scabies.
Send self-addressed, stamped enve
lope for further particulars and re
peat your question.
Mm. tj. Si O What mnM
- - ' - nwiuu UIIW
ha buralns dryness mt the tan rue as
wsu as swouen joints upon artrtng
In the morning?
A. These symptoms may be due
te an acid condition. Watch tbe Met
and elimination. For full particulars
send a self-addressed, stamped en
velope and repeat your question.
A, M. B. Q. Would low blood
pressure cause excess! v tlritna
and restless nhrhta with
JL Tea. Ton ahonM nuM mw
doctor for treatment.
- Ruth. Q.Wbat de yon advise for
' A.-Dlt and ettalnatlon are, tm.
portent la the correction of this dis
order. Bead self -addressed, stsnmed
envelope for farther oartimlara am&
repeat your question.
X. Y. Z. Q. What do vou ad visa
ABead. self -addressed, atamaad
knvetepe) for further partletdars and
repeat your question.
(Comriokt, tiSi. K. r. S, facj
ed a man in the field performing
like services, and one of them yet
devotes at least a part of his time
to such labors.
Then Fruit Inspector Van
Trump has all alqng given a con
siderable share of his time to la
bors coming under the head of
duties performed by county
agents in other counties.
Now it is planned that Marion
is to have a county agent whose
services shall be taken up with
the hog and corn and beef and
dairy deals of the V. S. govern
ment's AAA projects. It is fore
seen that he is likely to be a very
busy man, with no time for any
thing else, and no leisure mo
ments in that.
But. aside from oil tha nth
legitimate calls for active help
from the industries on the land
in Marion county, diversified as
just Bald to an usual extent here,
there is Just now an opportunity
for great development in the flax
Industry among our farmers.
There is a Dlan for
aid in providing a market for
Willamette vallev flar tha
of it calling for the use, of two or
three millions of dollars to equip
and back operations in growing,
harvesting, threshing, retting!
arying, storing and scutching
this Crop. UD to th flhor
and beyond that stage Into sort
ing, marketing, spinning and
weavine it. with tho troaHnfv tin A
disposition of its by products
' S .
A large field of operations is
visioned, and one which may con
ceivably be developed Into the
greatest of all our industries on
the land, and beyond, to primary,
secondary and specialty manufac
It is seen that all these things
may be done here on a more
profitable and soundly reliable
basis than in any other section of
the world, owing to our natural
advantages in soli, sunshine and
showers, and other God-given su
perior situations, such as soft
water for retting, low altitude for
spinning, nearness of the field to
the factory, etc., etc., to say noth
ing of favorable protective tariff
rates from the yarn stage up.
Also, this prospective great and
solid industry may be developed
without serious competition from
any country on the North or
South American continents.
And. further, In view of the
present programs of the govern
ment being carried on with the
purpose of relieving 1 unemploy
ment and aiding business in all
Unes. the flax project offers pe
cuUar attrr tions, with this pic
ture: Every acre in flax will take out
of production an acre in some
other crop, as for instance wheat.
It would mean higher per acre
production the four years follow
ing for some other crop, for, here,
In fiber flax, we hare an excel
lent rotation crop, with flax ev
ery fifth year. A better crop
means a lowe - per acre produc
tion cost, -which la desirable in
any well balanced scheme for
general revival. It works for a
system calculated to give ade
quate wages and living profits.
Well, a Marion county agent
working exclusively on flax pro
jects would many times over Jus
tify his salary and expenses, if
he could succeed fn organizing
our farmers Into cooperatives
producing flax and treating it up
to the fiber stage. His pay and
expenses. If he -succeeded, would
be Justified either if the money
I After three years travel tn
Earepe, where she had gone fol
lowing her father's death, yeng
mad beantifal Stanley Paire be
came bared and , returned to Kew
Tork to lad th WaethlaT sort
4 sweet and Important" which she
felt aha was mlasinr . Stanley finds
I Perry Dererest, handsome young
lawyer, stiU aa arach la love with
her as ever, bat her awn heart la
ntouched. She lenfs for someone
to love someone to really belong
to. Thea she meets the fascinating
Drew AnnJtage. It Is love at eight.
Drew's neat recent heart had been'
sophisticated Dennis St John, la
breaking with her. he said; "Tea
know, Dennis, you're a lot like aae
yon knew when a thing is ended
and yea accept it gracef ally."
Ned Wiagate informs Stanley that
the latter'a lawyer. Charles Carle
ton, has been, playing the market
heavily and wonders if her funds
are intact. Knowing that love to
Stanley means marriage. Drew
casually proposes. Realizing her
extreme innocence, he regrets his
flirtations past. Drew admits to
Dennis that, although he is not
marrying Stanley for her money,
if she were poor he would have
loved her just the same but ... he
would have the good sense to stay
away from her. Then comes the
crash and Stanley's fort one is lost
As long as she has Drew, the loss
ef the money means nothing to
Stanley. Her castles crumble when
ho informs her it would be mad
ness to attempt marriage on his
Stanley felt her fingers dragging
at her lips. She was trembling
again. Uncontrollably. She wished
he would go. Quickly before she
did something stupid. Before she
flung herself in his arms and
begged him to stay; before she beat
his face with her clenched fists and
told him she hated him. She sunk
her nails into her clenched hands
and set her teeth into her underlip
to keep it from shaking.
"Aren't yon going to say any
thing?" He frowned at her uncer
tainly. Like all men who were inti
mate with women he was afraid of
emotional silences. He had felt he
could depend on Stanley. That she
would not go hysterical on him. She
was not the emotional type that
threatened to kill themselves when
thwarted. But now he felt a bit
uneasy. She had stared at him so
long with those wide gray eyes, her
mouth such a piteous shaken thing
Better to go now while things were
not too complicated. Better to
leave her while it was still pos
sible. He decided suddenly not only
to leave her, but to leave New
York. To go back to Chicago. It
would be kinder to both of them.
And much safer.
Tm going away," he told her,
putting his decision into words,
"and I'm not coming back. You
think I'm cruel now but youU come
to see that I'm really being kind.
Try not to think too badly of me,
Stanley, I shall never forget you,
you know. And I shall always re
gret having hurt you but never
having loved you I"
He would go now. Quickly before
anything happened to spoil that last
speech. Gosh, but she looked beau
tiful, standing there, in those silly
pajamas! It had certainly been a
rotten break, Carleton's losing that
money. He'd loved her, desired her,
more than any other girl he'd ever
known. Possessing her would have
came from the cooperatives or
from the general taxpayer.
And this would be true whether
the proposed government plan
went into effect, on the scale pro
jected, or if it did not.
There is room for larger op
erations than are proposed for
the government project.
There is now sale at remuner
ative prices in the world markets
for more flax fiber than would
be produced by the 1? plants
contemplated for the Willamette
valley under the planned set-up
of the government
This would not have been true
the past several years that is,
world flax fiber prices ran too
Private 'enterprise would soon
provide, right here in Oregon,
mills to work, up a larger volume
of the finer fibers than could be
supplied by the proposed 12 new
plants and the state plant at the
penitentiary besides without de
pending at all upon eastern or
foreign spinning, weaving and
There Is no other way suggest
ed or known to any one to so cer
tainly make this section quickly
prosperous as the development
on a large scale of our flax and
linen industries q u i c k 1 y and
One man, the right man, given
the official Btatus of a county
agent, could bring about that con
dition. He might work along with
the plan projected by the gov
ernment; exclusively, if it offered
a large enough measure of finan
Or he might get part of the fi
nancial aid. if offered, in that di
rection, and part of it under other
plans, federal, state and private.
Or he might operate indepen
dently of that particular proposed
He could organlza. the farmers
of any particular district into a
flax cooperative. They could get
financial assistance from the
TJ. 8. government, on the same
plan as sr creamery association,
for retting tanks, deseeding and
scutching machines, and perhaps
flax pullers. Or they might ar
range to buy the , pulling ma
chines from the state, also the
They would haTe the seed for
sale- when threshed (deseeded).
oeen a unique and txnlorrettabie ex
perience. It was rotten bad lack
He deliberated whether to Uss her
again or not Decided against it
That last kiss had been total
failure. He smiled at her honestly,
compassionately. For a brief, fleet,
ing- secjad he was sorrier "for her
than for himself, Then, still feeling
magnanimous, he turned and strode
across the room. K
fie was going now. She watched
him leave her. Watched him cross
the lone room. Watched him open
the door. Then aa suddenly and un
expectedly as he had come into her
life, he had rone oat of it leaving
hex quite alone In Alita Lawson's
charming drawing room.
As abruptly aa Stanley had flung
herself face downward on the-chints
divan, she Jerked herself up. Her
body was no longer shaken by
those hard, punishing sobs, only
her mouth remained demoralized.
Her eyes were quite guiltless of
tears. Her hands completely steady,
She stood, up and walked swiftly
otrt of the room. As she went she
was very careful not to look at the
place where Drew's cigarette lay, a
limp, dead thing flung into a silver
ash tray; was very careful not to
look at the great bowl of golden
roses be had sent that moraine
But she was terribly aware of both
of these things: the dead, gray ash
of his cigarette, the golden fra
granee of his roses.
She went out of the room and
down the hall to her room where
Ellen waa waiting for her. But she
ignored her old nurse's compassion
ate eyes, outstretched hands.
Tm going out, Ellen," she said,
her voice even, completely unemo
tional. "Get me into some street
clothes, will you? And telephone
for the car.
Ellen dressed her silently, laid
out her flat, smooth purse, fresh
suede gloves. Watched her pull on
a right little red hat, run a lipstick
over her mouth, touch her cheeks
with rouge. Watched her tuck the
parse under her arm, pull on her
gloves with steady fingers.
"Don't look so tragic, Ellen." She
paused at the door, a faintly re
assuring smile curving her stricken
mouth. "I'm perfectly all right And
don't worry about me nothing
more can ever possibly happen to
She felt the ne-in throb K.
Death her hands, di-cssm! h.r font
naraer on the accelerator and felt
the long, low-slung car lean ahead.
a audden ere am -colored streak, in a
long line of orange and red taxis,
sleek dark town cars and roarinr
trucks. A light changed and she
jammed on her brakes, holding the
hie h-Dowered car back aa onm vrmA
restrain a restive thoroughbred, re
leasing it with a roar when the sig
nal changed. A young policeman
looked after her with half-admir.
ing, half concerned eyes. "She's
desperate that one," he thought to
himself, "when thev drive fika that
they don't give a damn and
she's pretty, too. I wonder what's
ousted ner up so 7
Mile after mile of asnhalt mltd
away beneath the hot rubber of
her tires. Mile after mile of end.
less suburb trailed past her eves in
an ever untwisting ribbon of paved
streets, bnck houses, frame houses,
children, milk trucks, parks, filling
stations, railroad crossings, fac
tories, more houses, more children,
women with market baskets, women
all but enough for the next crop.
As fast as their fiber was scutch
ed and graded, they could find a
market for it. If they made the
scutching operation a winter one,
they would need no humidifying
plant. Experts to operate the
scutching machines could be had
from prison labor, either as Buch,
or paroled or otherwise dis
charged men. Soon local experts
would be available.
If their enterprise grew, they
might put in humidifying, and
carry on scutching all the year
They would require land for
drying the retted flax, water for
retting it, buildings that would
shed rain for storing the dried
flax or that which might come in
too late for retting and drying.
If we are to have a large de
velopment of our flax and linen
industries we must have exten
sive fields and big or many pri
mary plants, in order to have
available all grades of fiber.
s s s
But the right kind of a county
agent working on flax alone
might conceivably make his servi
ces worth 100 or 1000 times their
Mrs, Roberts 111
at Home in Turner;
Tea is Postjoned
TURNER, Feb. 6. Mrs. L. D.
Roberts is seriously ill at her
home three miles east of Turner.
E. Robinson who has been in poor
health for the past year, and has
practically lost his voice, was tok
en to the state tuberculosis hos
U. S. Talbot who has been ser
iously sick, is slightly improved.
The silver tea announced .tor
Friday at the home of Mrs. T. T.
Palmer has been postponed to
The concrete Is being mixed by
a tore of CWA men for the ten
nis court oa .the school ground.
TELLS ABOUT NORWAY
SILTERTON, Feb. f . Oscar
Olsen, who was guest speaker
Sunday afternoon at the Trinity
Young Peoples' society, enter
tained his listeners with a de
scription of his recent trip to Nor
way, telling of the customs he
found prevalent In that country
during: tha past summer. Other
numbers on the program Included
a piano duet by Inga Thorklldson
and Edna Orerlund.and a reading
by Donald Moseng.
with : baby carriages, ' amusement
parka, country clubs, then as tha
ana swung lower fn the west
fewer towns, more hills, open coun
try at last
And as she tors along- the road,
with the world flashing by her on
each aid- fika hnra colored alidea
from an enormous magic lantern,
so her thoughts tore through her
mind; quick, clear fragments, swift
ly movinsr. ever chart rins now aa
bright and gay and flaunting as a
jade filling station, now as gray
and bard and InMeanabla aa -i
stone wall. The scarlet evening;
rown that Drew naa insisted ornj
her buying" because scarlet burned
. . . tne scent or apple blossoms at
dawn, that had been a mad, sweet
hour ... the twanr of a violin In
a little Russian restaurant ... the
soft break of the ocean arainst
hard, warm aand ... Drew's eyes
telling her dear, foolish, impossible
things in a crowd . . . Drew's mouth
crushed in sweet abandon against
her own after hours of hunger . . .
Drew's arras flung about her shoul
ders, the feel of rough tweed be
neath her cheek, the rumple of his
dark hair between her fingers. His
voice, a shaken whisper close to
her ear . . . "Oh, Stanley, you're
beautiful . . '. You're so slender and
white, so terrifyingly sweet" Or
perhaps in a lighter, less intense
mood "You know, darling, I wake
up a dozen times in the night and
reach for you you're always there,
awake or asleep always in my
arnfs." Or, "I'm jealous of your eye
lashes, Stanley, they're like two
shielding little shadows, always
fallins down over vonr an f
cant see what you're thinking
Then blottlne all this out aoneea.
ing it flat like a hand crushed
against a trembling butterfly the
tense hard line ef Drew's iaw. th
dark frown between his eyes, the
sturenmg or his voice. . . What
was it he had said? "Utter mad
ness for us to marrr now von
win forget ... go on to some other
man ... 1 shall always regret hav
ing hurt you but never havinr
loved yon." A door opening. A door
closing. Silence. Silence as still and
as unbroken as death. A little
death. Golden rosea in a silver
bowL A dead cirarette on a silver
ash tray. A room still and warm
and empty. A eirl sobbine on
chintx davenport A girl driving
iunousjy through space.
That was what Perrv had mMnt
then, when he had said he was not
sure, that was what Dennis had
meant that day she had tried to
tell her that love didn't lt n,,
had both seen. Marcia had seen.
everyone had seen except herself.
And she had been blind. KtmuHw
blind, her eyes blurred with love.
And it hadn't been reaL Notfcin
was real any more. Nothing but
tne ieei o tne engine beneath her
fingers, the sound of the motnr be
neath the cream-colored hood, the
sweep of the wind arainat hr fa
That was real. She would go on and
on until she left everything behind
untu mere was nothing, nothing.
But she didn't of course. All the
time she had known tfcaf
wouldn't That you couldn't run
away from things like that That
in the end you had to come back.
And go on the best way you eould.
At four o'clock ah
filling station for gas and a cup of
coffee. It was strong and stinging
hot The bov who brought it
Iooked sympathetic and curious.
(Te Be CoetinuH)
CAnvri.kt lot? k All .
Distributed Kmc feature. Sradicate. Inc.
TURNER, Feb. 6 Surprise
grange will meet in all day ses
sion Saturday, February 10. Sen
ator Zimmerman of Yamhill,
county will occupy the lecturer's
hour at 2 O'clock, with a talk on
the sales tax bill that comes be
fore the people at the primaries
MACLEAY, Feb. Grace
Richards was given the first and
second degree at the grange
meeting Friday night and the
names of Mr. and Mrs. V. L.
McCallister and Mr. and Mrs. S.
R. Barry were proposed for mem
bership. Standing committees were an
nounced: Legislative, F. S. Bow
ers, W. A. Jones, A. H. Fuest
man; agriculture, A. J. Mader.
M. M. Magee, W. H. Humphreys;
relief,, Edith Wilson, J. F. C. Te
kenburg, Minnie Tooker; finance,
Nile Hirburn, Ed Tooker; home
economics, Mrs. M. M. Magee.
Mrs. J. Amort, Mrs. J. F. C. Te
kenhurg. Viola Tooker gave a piano
number honoring her mother
whose birthday was Friday; Va
laria Amort gave a piano num
ber, Mrs. Welch and Mrs. H.
Phillips gave a vocal duet, Jean
Perry and Mrs. J. F. C. Teken
burg, readings. 1
WOODBURN, Feb. C Wood
burn grange No. 79 held Its re
gular meeting in the grange hall
Saturday. Petitions tor the sales
tax vote were circulated and dis
cussed, a short business meeting
was held and a solo hv ptr Lar
son, and group singing enjoyed.
Dinner was served at noon, fol-t
lowed by this program: Piano
ana Tioun auet. Mr. and Mrs. A.
L. Veatch; group singing; ad-
dress by Rev. Percy M. Hammtnft
on "Age Old Economics"; music,
Mr. and Jars. Veatch; reading,
Mra. G. H. Benlamin r atorv. Xf r
Hammond; harmonica "solo, Vir-
gini ox; reading, Mrs. C -J.
Rice: and a period of srroun .lur
ing. Visitors were present from
Buuevme and Macleay.
UBERTT. Feb TT b
Home Economics cluh will
aM day Thursday with Mrs. W. E. ' r