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from Pljrmeutk to U Cold Gala today
their chUdrtn trcztd.
Jb merc'u of that bouoteout Hand upon tba
' bad art ih-d;
Jha "fiactt art on a thouutnd hllU," tba
, prairie, wava with (rain,
bt cities ftprinf lika mashrooma now wbera
I . oaca waa deiert-p'ain.
Heap high tba board with plentaoua chaar aad
gather to the feast,
And tout that turd PO-rba band whoaa
courage never coated.
Give praise to that AU-Graciou, One by whom
their itep, were led,
And thanks unto the harvest's Lord who
. aendi our "daily bread."
Sung by Psalmist
Wbasa off tie th the sacrifice of thanksgiving
(lorifieta Mai and prepanth a way tint 1 amy
ahovr hiss tba aalvatioa ei God (R. V. margin).
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! ThaDki?gIvlng, then, Is not only of
Value In itself, but it makes it possi
ble for God to do wlmt He is nil the
time willing to do bring us salvation,
deliverance. It prepares a way for
God to work.
Let ns try and find out what the
rsalmist means by the sacrifice of
thanksgiving vttiich glorifies God. He
lias already in very dramatic words
said that It is not the usual animal
tacrlfices which constitute the sacri
fice of thanksgiving. . "For every
beast of the forest Is mine and the
cattle upon a thousand bills. If I
were hungry I would not tell thee ;
for the world Is mine and the fulness
thereof. Will I eat the flesh of bulls
or drink the blood of goals? Offer
unto God thanksgiving" (verses 10-14).
And with us It Is something deeper
than our outward gifts God wants. So
i;;any Imagine they are doing God a
favor by contributing to His work,
cr giving subscriptions, often very
Cenerous ones, to this or that. If It
Is not In these outward things that
(lie true sacrifice of praise consists,
what Is It?
Its essence Is the spirit of glad ac
ceptance of God"s gracious dealings
v 1th us. The key of life Is to be
found In that attitude. This Is the
sacrifice of thanksgiving. Instead of
railing at fate, we see behind things a
living Father, at times dealing severe
ly with His children, but always deal
ing lovingly. "Whom the Lord lovetb
He chasteueth, and scourgetb every
on whom He receiveth."
Glad Acceptance of His Will.
So, confident In Gcd's way, Paul and
Filus could sing In the innermost pris
on. ? The groups of defenseless men
and , women in Nero's arena coming
put of grcut tribulation, could sing.
Wldle the wild beasts were being loos
ened upon them.
As Madam Guyon In Jail puts It In
"The IVIson of the Lord"J
A lUtle bird I am,
Shut from the fields of air;
And in my rage I tit and nine;
To Him who placed me there;
Well pleased a prisoner to be.
This Is not merely a grudging ac
ceptance tt God's way, but It is with
(he lieiirt r.nd glorifies God.
V.'e need to be sure thai the burden
Itild on us Is of Cud. and not of our
own negligf-nce or fully, nr.d we need
ever to be seeking health nnd strength,
the normal condition ordained for cs
of God.. i:ut' when, beyond 'our con
troIaTig or ere-tin2. grievous limita
tions constrict ns, we do well to glori
fy God In the joyus spirit of Thanks
giving. - , .
Attitude Of Glorifying Gcd
It Is not only In trials that thanks
giving should he rendered. There Is
the stress unit strain of n task which
taxes our powers. tlie towers which
need contlmial exerc-Ise to make them
fjim. We glorify God as we rejoice
In that He Iras called &s in measure
ourselves against real tasks. We hon
or God when we can thank Him for
the Hill Difficulty.
The sacrifice of thanksgiving, then,
is an attitude to life and to God. - It
is an attitude that glorifies God since
it gives Him credit for working sensi
bly, with wlsdpm, nnd according to
some plan. We so often deny to God
the foresight nnd wisdom we credit
ourselves with. We should or should
not do this or that because of some
greater plan we have In mind. Yet
when God brings things upon us, the
full purport of which we cannot grasp,
we so often plaintively lament His
shortness of vision. He has spoilt our
plans nnd we forget His grander plan.
Those who can rejoice with thanks
givings of heart for whatever ne
sends glorify God in recognizing His
Intelligent purpose. .
Not only does the sacrifice of
thanksgiving glorify Me, says God, but
it prepares a way that I may show
him the salvation of God. That is If
we have hearts that can give God
credit for acting sensibly In His deal
ings with' us, if we can thank Him
even when there nppears to those who
know not the Father's care, only
cause for bitter repining, God can
work out His will through us and for
us. God can showus His salvation,
His way of deliverance nnd growth.
We are in league with Him in His
good will for us and for the world.
Light Shines Moet in Darkness. ?
The heart that can sing In the dark,
is assured of victory and deliverance.
There was John Bunyan In Bedford
Jail. How thwarting It seemed to God's
purposes for him as a preacher of the
Gospel up and down the land. Shall
he accept the Imprisonment for the
sake of God's revelation of . truth as
he has seen ft?
"But if nothing," he writes, "will do
unless I make of my conscience a con
tinual butchery and slaughter-ship,
unless, putting out my own eyes, I
commit me to the blind to lead me,
as I doubt not Is desired by some, I
have determined, the Almighty God
being my help nnd shield, yet to suf
fer. If frail life might continue so
long, even till the moss shall grow on
my eyebrows, rather than thus to vio
late my faith nnd principles." And
his glad acceptance of the claim of
God made It possible for God to work
the way of deliverance for him, so
that now John Bunyan lives on In the
immortal Pilgrim of bis prison-day
Our Lord and Savior glorified the
Father In Ills glad acceptance of His
way for Mini: "Nevertheless, not My
will but Thine be done," and He thus
prepared a way for the Father to de
liver Him evermore from the pangs of
death and sin and us all, weak sons
of men, In Him.
.Let ns rejoice in His way whatever
It my be for us and wherever It may
lead us, knowing "all things work to
gether for good to them that love
hy the First President
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-HEREAS, It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God,
to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protec
tion and favor I and Whereas, both Houses of Congress have, by then- Joint committee, ra
quested ma "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving
and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors
of Almighty God, especially by offering them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of
government for their safety and happiness!"
- Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26tb day of November neat,
to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being
who is the beneficent author of all tba good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may
then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and
protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal
and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and
conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which wa
have enjoyed; for the peaceable and raUunal manner in which we have been enabled to
establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national
ana now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and
the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the
great end various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications
to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other
transgressions ( to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our sev
eral and relative duties properly and punctually; to reader our National Government a bless
ing to all the people by constantly being Government of wise, Just and constitutional laws,
discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations
(especially such as have shown kindness to us) and to bless them with good governments,
peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and
the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such
degree of temporal prosperity aa Ha alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A. D. 1789.
Centuries have wrought changes In
the customs of Thanksgiving day In
America, but the spirit of the occa
sion remains the same, William
Herschell comments, In the Indianap
olis News. We may not go over the
woods to grandmother's, bouse In a
one-horse open sleigh, owing to the
fact that the venerable gentleman and
grandmother, have announced their In
tention of motoring to the city for
Thanksgiving dinner In a hotel. There
is not room for feasting In 8 two
room apartment with kitchenette,
such as their children occupy In the
city; therefore the hotel becomes the
center of a family reunion. Dinner
lover, the ensemble hies away to a
movie or to a football game.
All this in broad contrast with the
situation when Governor Bradford of
Massachusetts proclaimed a day of
thanksgiving and prayer In 1621, the
purpose being to thank Providence
for a harvest that bad been saved
from marauding Indians only through
eternal vigilance and trusty rifles.
George Washington Is credited with
being the first President to proclaim
a day of thanksgiving. The congress,
in 1784, recommended that a day be
set apart for prayerful expression of
gratitude because of the return of
peace. Washington again appointed
such a day In 1780, after the Consti
tution bad been adopted. Still another
period of rejoicing and prayer was ob
served In 1795, based on the many
benefits derived from a good harvest
and growing prosperity. The last
Thursday In November was the gen
erally accepted day for this expres
sion of gratitude, and President Mad
ison followed Washington's example
In proclaiming a day of thanksgiving.
Then the custom died out, and was
not renewed nntil President Lincoln,
In 1803, called on the nation to bow
before God In humbleness and prayer.
The Civil war then was at Its height.
Every President since Lincoln has
continued to proclaim the last Thurs
day in November as Thanksgiving day,
and the occasion is observed in me
tropolis and countryside alike, al
though the manner of observance may
be vastly different
In the rural districts, particularly,
In the West, Middle West and South,
many of the customs of the forefa
thers still prevail, although the ad
vent of the automobile has brought
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HOOVER ASKS FARM
Calls Agricultural Leaders
For Conference To
For all the past I thank Thee, Cod I
And, for the future, trust la Thee.
Waate'er of trial and bleaelsg yet,
! Asked ar awaked, Thaa hast Ut me.
Yet only this one boon I oars -After
thVe brief and fleeting hour,
glake say beloved Thy beloved,
Aad keep qg la Thy 'day af fewer.
Washington Agriculture was called
upon by President Hoover to offer its
aid in stimulating business this win
ter. '"'. - ' . , , .
That the president should summon
even this economic invalid to do its
bit, limited that might be, testi
fies to the sweeping nature of the
mobilization to dispel any "foolish
pessimism" resulting from the stock
Every major economic group in the
country has been summoned by Hoo
vor cfinnral . industrv.. construction.
utilities, railroads, labor, and, now,
Industry has promised not to fight
for more money. Railroads expect to
spend a billion dollars next year.
Utilities may spend two billion dol
lars. Continued expansion of the
electric power industry was forecast
in the annual report of tne leaerai
The shipping industry is to be
given 12 to 20 million dollars in ocean
mail contracts. And the federal re
sprve system is exertinz steady pres
sure to force down interest rates so
as to enable business to hire money
Agriculture, though strupgiin'? wren
ts own problems, is in position to
contribute no small mite to the
nation's general buying schedules.
Agriculture buys nearly a half billion
dollars worth of farm implements a
year. Some 12 million people on
parms must have clothes, household
aroods, automobiles, and other thous
ands of articles necessary to every
: In addition, there is the possibility
::f some elevator and agriculture
Warehouse construction during tht
npvt. few months. ' '
President Hoover called in head1
yf leading farm organizations and
msmbers of the. farm board to canvas"
V.is wVinln situation. He feels that
the gigantic marketing plans of the
farm board have served to support
wheat and cotton prices and have en
abled farmers, through loans, to hold
their crops instead of dumping them
on the market at sacrifice prices.
This is the last of the president's
scheduled conferences although he
will meet with utilities heads at some
Business itself will formally take
over the task of carrying on when
nearly 200 industrial leaders of the
nation meet at the United States
chamber of commerce here Dec. 5 at
the suggestion of President Hoover.
Pilot Rock Man Sells
Game Birds To Hawaii
An established distinction as a
breeder of game birds is reflected in
the Friday departure of C. Victor
Pracher of Pilot Rock for the Hawai
ian Islands with a large consignment
of birds to be delivered to the Board
of Supervisors, County of Kauai and
to the Board of Agriculture and For
estry, Honolulu, says the Pilot Rock
Mr. Bracher will sail from Seattle
on the freighter Mauna Ala.
The Rhinmpnt includes hand-reared
Hungarian Partridge, Mongolian and
Ring-Necked Pheasants and uregon
Mr. Bracher is also taking with him
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a movmg picture rum covering me
steps involved in production of the
The Seattle Times before Mr.
Bracher's departure arranged for the
use of a story covering the expedition
and in connection with it, the pictures
nrpnnred V him. It WAS CXOeCted
that these would be used in the photo
gravure section of the beattie daily.
Mr. Bracher, who is returning via
sn FranciRco. where he will meet
other game bird breeders, expects to
be gone a month.
The recent order requiring all po
tatoes to be graded and the sacks
marked with proper grade is bringing
commendation from all handlers of
potatoes. Harold Newhinney, district
fruit inspector, said at walla Walla:
"Grocerymen for the first time know
what they are buying and selling. It
has been necessary to condemn a few
lots of potatoes for improper mark
ings and this has had- a stood effect."
according to the inspector.
To Give Another Shoot
The Pilot Rock Gun club, which gave
a successful turkey and ham shoot on
its new grounds recently, announces
another shoot for Sunday, December
With Wonderful Playing
Oregon Teams Win Out
In Saturday's Contests
Oregon State and University of
Oregon won their games Saturday.
U. of O. playing Hawaii at Mult
nomah stadium, won a hectic contest
by the score of 7 to 0. Robinson,
Beaver halfback, grabbed a punt and
dashed 64 yards for the only touch
down of the game. Gregory describes
Hawaii's bid for a score as follows:
"A courageous hearted little band
of University of Hawaii football boys,
playing far from home in their first
major contest on American mainland
soil gathered themselves together in
the shadow of their own goal posts,
with tne score 7 to 0 against them at
the opening of the fourth quarter of
a game packed with thrills on Mult
nomah stadium field Saturday, and
with such volleys of passes to the
right, left and center as few of the
12,000 spectators had ever seen, be
gan a great fighting march to cross
the University of Oregon goal line
and even up the score.
"They didn't quite do it. The Web
foots won in the end by that same
7-to-0 count but what a glorious ef
fort the kids from the far islands of
the Pacific made."
Oregon ' State college ; ended the
football winning streak of the Uni
versity of Detroit. On an intercept
ed forward pass in the third period
the Beavers won the. first game ever
played between the two institutions,
14-to-7, and imposed upon Detroit its
first defeat since the Notre - Dame
game of October 8, 1927. ,
Meanwhile, Detroit's victorious rec
ord of 21 games had been marred
only by a 6-to-6 tie with Marquette
three weeks ago. ;
It remained for Bill McKalip, a
slender Scotchman, who plays left end
for the Oregon State, to score the
touchdown that broke Detroit's suc
cession of triumphs.
Oregon Coach and Prexy
At Parting of the Ways
Captain John J. McEwen has re
igned as coach of the University of
Oregon football team at the expira
tion of his contract and the end of
the football season next year.
A ti.T over renewal of contrT&ct 1.4
given as the cause of the captain's
re: ignation, and statements from both
Jr. Hall and McEwen have appeared
in print. ' .
McEwen had just got to going good,
his Oregon teams gradually growing
better as the ex-West Point football
mentor began to get results from his
three years effort in the revamping
of the Beavers, and his decision to
quit the Beaver pond is more or less
a disappointment to Northwest ath
With a year left of his four-year
contract, McEwen says he will fulfill
its provisions next year "to the let
"1 didn't want to wait until my con
tract expired," McEwen said, "be
cause it is always too late in a case
like that to apply elsewhere if the
contract is not renewed. I wanted a
renewal so. I would not be left in a
Dr. Hall said that "no statement
from Captain McEwen regarding thin
intention has been communicated to
me or to my office, so far as I have
been able to discover of the athletic
department. My information has been
received from the press to whom he
apparently made his communication."
The prexy's statement continue!
that McEwen came to his office and
asked for an immediate decision on
the renewal, but that Dr. Hall said
he could give him no definite reply.
Three other visits to Dr. Hall's of
fice by Coach McEwen was recount
ed in the president's statement.
i "Hungarian Rhapsody"
"Hungarian Rhapsody," which
comes to the Standard Theatre to
morrow night is one of Paramount's
current releases and is an U. F. A.
production. . Lil Dagover, said to be
the most beautiful actress In
Europe, is cast in the leading role
with Willy Fritsch and Dita Parlo in
the supporting cast. It is an un
usual play with an entire cast of new
faces on the American screen. An
other Paramount two-reel comedy
which is proving popular with Stan
dard playgoers and a news reel and
cartoon completes a worthwhile program.
A light fall of rain the forepart
of the week brought hope to farmers
that more would come. This has
been one of the driest seasons on rec
ord. Only seven good rains have
come since February, amounting to
5.56 inches of which only 3.13 inches
were classed as beneficial, compared
to a normal rainfall of 12.09 inches.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden and
children will spend Thanksgiving with
reMIvw la Walla Walla.
Arm Broken In Accident
Weston Leader: Mrs. Dora Harder
of Milton suffered broken arm in a
recent automobile accident while on
her way to Portland. Her car is said
to have collided with the rear end of
a truck carrying a load of poles. One
of the poles penetrated the wind
BhMd. atttl caused, htr tnury.
Uncle Sam Making Experi
ments To Determine the
Washington Smuttv Pacific. Nnrrh.
west wheat with a single or a double
cylinder wheat washer? i rprnmmsnrl .
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awuwvum biiiul nom wrtfni xnv
commercial nnrnoses. domestic Mr,.
menis, ana export, by the United
states DeDartment of A
following experiments made by grain
marketing specialists of the Bureau
of Agricultural Economics.'--
Removing smut from wheat at an
early stage in the handling of the
wheat after threshing, the specialists
say, avoids the complications that fre
quently arise in connection with dock
ing ana discounting for presence of
smut, eliminates at the earlWr rm.
sible moment the extra handling and
apeciui Dinning required for smutty
wheat, prevents clean wheat from hp.
coming contaminated at nlarea who
smntlv wVienf la VionrllJ ,J
..whw imuuicuf anu pxewuia
an increase in the smut dockage re
sulting from the handling that
ty wheat receives in transportation
ana in elevators.
Stinkine smut is founrl to
tent wherever wheat is grown in the
united btates but is especially pre-.
valent in the wheat-producing sections
of the Pacific coast, where dry-farming
is practiced. Wheat must be
thoroughly cleaned of all smut before
it is milled into flour, inasmuch s
any attempt to mill smutty wheat
without removing the smut results in
disagreeable odor and poor color in
the flour produced.
It is usually considered unaafn to
blend even slightly smutty wheat with
clean wheat in an attemnt to "wort
ftfT" fiArrin 4-d- ...t. 1. 1 1 ,
w v Ulliubt vsriit-cis, W i 1.1 It II 1 1.
cleaning it, because there is danger
that the Smuttv wheat ao MenrleH
will cause the -whole mixture to be
Classified and crarlnrl a "smutlw '
The only safe procedure fs to clean
the wheat reeardless of the mmntitv
of smut it contains and whether it is
to be used directly for milling or is to
be sold as wheat.
An Optimistic Farmer
Talks to a Reporter
There is at least one ontimistic
farmer in Umatilla county, and ho
aoesn t mind talking to reporters, as
the following from a recent issue of
the East Oregonlan, would indicate:
"My neighbors tell me that mv fall
wheat is coming up pretty well and
has not been frozen out by the cold
weather," is the statement issuer! hv
C. R. Smith, who operates a wheat
ranch north of Pendleton. "Mavh
my wheat is frozen up and maybe it
lsnt, but at any rate I m not co nir-
to spend all winter, worrying about
it, I've sown it now, and there's no
thing I can do but wait until spring,"
is bmith's philosophy on the wheat
"You know we farmers usually lose
our wheat crop about five or six times
every year. First there isn't enough
moisture in the fall and we're afraid
our wheat won't germinate and spring
up through the soil, and we all holler
that the crop's a failure. Well then
along comes the wheat and we have to
cry over something else. Next comes
a big freeze, and we all know that
the crop has been frozen up and
"We forget about that later on and
as spring approaches we begin by
squawking that the moisture isn't go
ing into the soil. Our wheat comes
up and then a rain along later in the
year brings forth the annual squeal
that the crop isn't going to mature
and we're going to lose 60 percent
from lodging. As a final complaint
we say that the shattering losses are
going to be staggering. Well when
the wheat is all sacked up we have
a normal crop and begin kicking about
the price until planting time comes
Special Election, Dee. 27
Pendleton Voters of Umatilla
county will give their decision at a
special election December 27 on the
question of providing a building fund
for the erection of a new court house.
Action to this effect was taken by the
county court following filing of a
petition asking for such action.
In event the people approve the
measure the sum of $100,000 will be
set aside each year for a period of
three years. The new building will be
erected on the present court house
Weston Potatoes Win
A WeBton man, David W, Ulrey,
was awarded the highest possible
honors at the eighth annual Pacific
Northwest potato growers show held
in Spokane, being given the grand
cfcampldnstirp' over BtfO entries.