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Tuesday, May, 9, 1922
THEHEPPNER HERALD, HEPPNER, OREGON
A vote for Senator Charles Hall, of Marshfield
Coos Bay, Oregon, is a direct vote for
If elected, Charles Hall will put into operation
the Illinois System,' namely, 10 commissions to
run the State's Government, instead of the 70
commissions now functioning
1 He Stands for a
Clean American Business Administration
How Uncle Sam Spends
Your Money in Conduct
ing Your Business
By EDWARD G. LOWRY
Antnar "Washington Clou-Cm." "Bnnto and
Financial Snm," te. Contributor FollHeal
and Economic Article to Laadinc Pariodlcala
and n Wrlur rf inir Anthoritr ma UM
National Oovammant'a Bailnaw stoUwda. ,
THE HEPPNER HERALD ONLY $2.00 A YEAR
The Dalles & Pendleton
in Internal Medicine for the
past eleven years
DOES NOT OrERATE
Has Your Car a KNOCK?
If So See FELL BROS, about the NO ..KNOCK
BOLTS for any kind of car Absolute Satisfaction
Come and talk it over and leave your order ....
ZEROLENE OILS AND GREASES At Right Prices
Have your motor flushed out and refilled with
Zerolene. We carry a grade for all cars and trucks
QUART 15c. Vp To 5 Gallons GOcts per Gal.
Over 5 Galloais 57 cts per Gallon
WHY PAY MORE
Try Vs For Service
Fell BROS. Repair Shop
1 Block East of Hotel Patrick
Hit the right spot this time of the year
You Get the Best
McAtee & Aihen
A Bargain if Taken at Once
640 acres, every foot in cultivation, all fenced
good drilled well with plenty of water to ir
rigate garden, four-room house, one-half
mile from school, n miles from raihoad.
Price OInly $20.00 an Acre.
$2,000.00 down, Terms on Balance
Roy V. Whiteis
"Whole fct Ready to Eat"
No cooking; just a little cream, a bit of sugar
and - - - Let's Go.
Of course you'll like them
Try a package at
Sam Hughes Co.
Coprrigfet. Wnmrn Mawapannr Union
JUST KEPT GROWING
The origins of these antiquated, cum
bersome, costly, inefficient pieces of the
national machinery that we call the
executive departments show how any
establishment If well watered with
government money will expand and
hold together, no .matter how conflict
ing and incongruous Its functions.
Hardly one of these great business es
tablishmentsfor that is what they
are was planned. As they are today
they just happened.
Take the Department of Agriculture,
for example, one of the greatest and
most complex and wldespreading of nil
the departments. It is in closer touch
and more directly affects the greatest
number of people in the United Suites
than any other branch of the govern
ment with the possible exception of
the post otlice. It began in 18;i!) with
an appropriation of $1,(X)0, taken from
the patent funds for the 'distribu
tion of free seeds and the collection
of agricultural statistics by the patent
office, then a bureau in the Stale de
partment. Now look at the darned
tiling. It is all over the place.
The title of the department indicates
its most Important field of activities, but
Its functions have been extended to in
clude the whole range of rural indus
try and some. branches of administra
tion only very indirectly related to
agricultural interests. For about 60
years subsequent to the Revolution the
general interests of agriculture were
left almost entirely to Individual initia
tive. Federal activity was confined to
' relatively narrow limits and was mere
ly sporadic. Soon after the national
government was organized some at
tempts were made to establish a board
of agriculture ; but neither the first
proposal in 1790 nor a second effort in
1817 was successful.
Shortly after the Revolution, follow
ing the example of Benjamin Frank
lin while in England, as agent of the
colony of Pennsylvania during the
I years I7(i4 to id.), American consms
: and naval officers begun the practice
of sending home foreign seeds anil cut
tings for new crops, and of aiding in
the introduction into the United Slates
of new breeds of domestic animals.
Even such small governmental partict-
' pnticin was, in the beginning, rather
j In 18I1G the commissioner of pat
: ents, one II. L. Ellsworth, began the
! distribution of considerable quantities
j of seeds and plants received from gov
ernment representatives in foreign
countries; and three years later
through bis influence an appropriation
1 of $1,IX)0 was made for the purpose of
I procuring and distributing seeds of
new plants, carrying agricultural in
i vestigatlons and collecting agricultural
statistics. This was the historic be
ginning of the much-talked-about free
Ry an act of congress in May, 1S02,
since generally called the organic act,
the activities of the government affect
ing agriculture were placed under a
separate and distinct organization
known as the Department of Agricul
ture, in charge of a commissioner of
agriculture. It did not rank, how
ever, with the other executive depart
ments, and the commissioner was not
entitled to a seat In the President's
cabinet. Isaac Newton, chief of the
agricultural section in the patent otlice,
was appointed the first commissioner
of agriculture. Other officers provided
by the organic act included a statis
tician, a chemist, an entomologist and
a superintendent of the propagating
garden and experimental farm.
The chrysalis was now ready to be
broken. In 1SS! the Department of Ag
riculture was elevated to the rimk of
the other executive department's and
its commissioner was made secretary
of agriculture with a seat in the Presi
dent's cabinet. This was in fjrover
Cleveland's administration. In honor
of its new rani; a few more f unci ions
were ta';en on.
But that's enom:h detail. It. kept on
growing. Beginning with an appro
prhitioti of .SU'OO and two or three
clerks, rhe department inid. ir.
employees to the number of IL'.i-b, and
an apiiroprlatii.il of yi'2,!Ki."i.'i"i;. i'lve
years biter the appropriation had
grown to If l!l.S.'.r,,s:','j and tie em
ployees to );.'J'':. The employees In
.May. I'.t'jd, numbered l.iJtts and the
appropriation given by congre-s for
the fisenl ye.ir V.f'l was .$::i.47.V'.S.
The department has Increased Its
cost of living in 82 years from a mere
$1.niO that Is, $S:i..'i.'! a month to
more than $31 .OMI.OHO a year--$'.'.022,-17.:!S
every month. That shown as
clearly and ns sharply a it can be
j shown now trie mgn cost or govern,
i merit living affects your own cost of
We, you and I, paid out of our av
I lugs and earnings every red cent of
that Increase from $1.xj0 a year to more
than $,'il.0K,iO. It may have been
well spent. We probably got a run
for our money ; but nobody known, ex
cept In a general way. We hava a
right to know. It U simply fatheaded
Dpfis on our tart not to find out.
Will be at
THE DALLES, WEDNESDAY, May
31. Hotel Dalles
PENDLETON, THURSDAY, June 1.
St. George Hotel
Office Hours: 10 A. M. to ,4 P. M.
NO CHARGE FOR CONSULTATION
HijijUllu M la I'M, ft
Dr. Mellenthin is at regular gradu
ate in medicine and surgery and is
licensedby the state of Oregon. He
visits professionally the more import
ant towns and cities and offers to
all who call on this trip free consul
tation, except the expense of treat
ment when desired.
According to his method of treat
ment he. does not operate for chronic
appendicitis, gall stones, ulcera of
stomach, tonsils or adenoids.
He has to his credit wonderful re
sults in diseases of the stomach, liver,
bowels, blood, skin, nerves, , heart,
kidney, bladder, bed wetting, catarrh,
weak lungs, rheumatism, sciatica,
leg ulcers and rectal aliments. !
If you have been ailing for any
length of time and have, not been get
ting any better, do not fail to call, as
improper measures rather than dis
ease are very often the cause of your
long standing trouble,
Remember above date, that consul
tation on this trip will be free and
that his treatment is different.
Married women must be accompan
ied by their husbands.
Address: 336 Boston Block.'fin'
neapolis, Minn. i 2-4
Four Hundred acres bunch grass
pasture with 1 mile of running water
through it. About 17 miles' south of
Heppner. Call at ranch or address,
ltf Heppner, Ore.
Be Caretul and Systematic
People who pay their bills by check get
a reputation for being careful and system
atic in their business dealings. Such a rep
utation means much in the establishment of
credit. It costs no more to pay your money
out by check than it docs to use thd hard cash
and you have the advantage of having it in
a place that is absolutely safe. '
To have money in the bank is of itself a
valuable asset in the establishment of credit.
And it is possible 1 to practically everyone
without one cent of cost. It takes no more
money to do business by the checking
method than it does by the cash-in-hand
Wc invite you to open a checking ac
count with us. We will help you to make
your account a real convenience.
First National Bank
Heppner Herald Want Ads bring home tho bacon.
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It is a name used by an eminent
English scientist to distinguish the
vital elements found in food.
If you want Cereals containing
We have just stocked a
full line of
Whole Wheat Flour Breakfast Rye
Southern Corn Grits Wheat Granules
Natural Brown Rice Scottish Oat Meal