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THE HEPPNEK HERALD, HEPPNER, OREGON
Tuesday, October 1923
THE HEPPNER HERALD
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
S. A. PATTISON, Editor and Publisher
Entered at the Heppner, Oregon, Postoffice as second-class Matter
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THE FOLLY OF "WELFARE WORK"
Professional "welfare work" is gradually being un
veiled for what it is. Little more than a fad and an im
pertinence at any time, il was primarily adopted to assuage
the twinges of capitalistic conscience. During the steel
strike competent observers were surprised to discover that
part of the resentment leading to that breach was due to
the very "welfare work" which the steel trust was exhib
iting to the world as proof of its tender interest in it.
employes. There was no doubt that the hundreds oi
thousands of dollars, yes, the millions of dollars claimed
had really been spent on the welfare program. No doubt
of it. '1 he figues were there and the devices themselves
were there. Liu the devices were adjuncts of the steel
mills. The swimming pools were part: of the steel mills.
So were the libraries and dancing pavilions and parks and
party parlors. The "enjoyment" of the employes was
regimented just as their work was. Their laughs were
paid for., The company spent the money, no doubt .of that
but the employes didn't. '"Ingratitude," of course, was
the company's verdict. And it is pitable, t(,o, more piti
able than censurable, because it indicates how little the
leaders of men realize that the men led are just human be
ings like themselves.
The latest, failure of "welfare work" is Lord Lever-
Jiuime s in the north ol Scotland. 1 hat work was press
agenled ariotiml the world as a sort of localized millen
nium come to earth. J hit: ju.st as the denizens' of I'ullman';
model town turned and rended I'ullman, so did the recipi
ents ol l.ord I .everluUiue s bounty grow tired, with the
result .that t he .iiiobleman has given it up and will continue
to make, soap unmixed with patronizing welfare. Jle has
handed the wellare devices over to his .employes and bid
them look after .their own wclfaie.
The difficulty has been that seldom does a great em
ployer who has been bitten by the bug of "welfare work"
seek to learn anything from it. Usuallyihc sits and glows
in the adulation of half-baked idealiists who help him to
lielieve that he luis already produced one segment of. the
kingdom pf heaven. His conscience is soothed. J lis re
sponsibility to his fellow men i.s finally settled, .lie; is
through. Like "comniunily chest charity," it is a more
matter of signing checks and hiring social tinkers who .can
make nice .speeches .on "The Problem of PjO.ver.ty." It is
only an extension o.f the old philanthropy which thought
its duty, duue when .it gave a beggar a shilling and its
employes a turkey aJ, Christmas.
Jt has conu- at last .to this: there is no welfare work that
can serve as. a substitute for fair wages. To provide ornate
'company" swimming pools for employes whose wages do
not enable them to provide a 1 iat.lit.iib at home; to build
recreation centers for employes .who have not enough
surplus to enable them to choose their own recreations,
should be recognized a pure fully and contrary to the
commonest instincts of self-respect.
This is said, not in criticism of what has been done (the
only criticism cojild be .of the failure ,1o learn anything
from what has been done) but to forewarn those com
munities thai are waking .1.0 the necessity of doing some
thing to "preent labor tro.uble." Let such communities
Know that the icecream sociable method is a ghastlv fail
ure and leaves more wounded selNrespcct in its trail than
genuine hard fi.-ted indiflVrefccc does. Workmen know a
miser for a miser, but the employer who would cloak the
wage deficiency with "welfare work," lliey come speedilv
to judge as a hypocrite. It is the old principle that men can
endure justice but charity galls them.
As a stabilizer ol relations between cmplovcr and em
ploye the just wage ha no substmitc. Where you, see all
the social and cultural institutions of a communitv under
the patronage of "the company" you may be sure it is an
impoverished underpaid community and that the com
pany's dividends are swelled by money that shou'Jd be in
the pay envelopes.
It is of no use to blame the unions nor the ingratitude of
men until the just wage has been paid, and when this is
done there is little more liea.nl of the unions or "the class
A normal community is where the people do for them
selves build their own schools and churches, devise their
own recreations, select their own diversions, direct their
own leisure. And where these things flourish independent
ly of "the company" you may be sure it is due to wages
paid and not to charity. Dearborn Independent.
Is now open and prepared to take
I G. SIGSBEE
located on Main Street Opposite Star Theatre, Heppner
J By ARIA E. CTTTTING J
Cj. uzj, by JdcCiurc Mewipaper Syuuicale.)
White-haired Timothy Steele
stepped into the large hajl and strode
over to the old-fashioned winding
staircase. Everyone knew him as
lie received no reply. There was a
moment's pause, during which he
glanced through the wide doorway and
out onto the veranda. Ky the garden
gate stood a line looking young man,
whose altitude gave Grandpa Steele
the impression that all was not Weil.
".Vow ! wnnHiT iHi.it'f t'...
witii I mn," mused the old man.
J list n.en tue young man in (pu'S-
Uon very de.-i.ively opened the gate.
"- a I.'iiii.'orlh Arnold, tome Lick
Grandpa St-ele Irid a way of com
manding, ami as a njlc ids "a a"
was a point of emphasis, and was
somelimos used as a form of reproach.
The young man came forward ami
grasped the old man's hand.
"Grandpa Steele, Martha and I have
quarreled. And 'twould lie best for
me to go and not call again "
"A A littJo fool, aren't you? And
so's .Martha i"
"Hut you don't understand "
His clear blue eyes twinkled mer
rily. "So you think I'm still green in all
my seventy years V"
Grandpa Steele strode slowly into
the hall again, ai'd Iua awaited
Lome down here Tight nwnv. T
have u story to tell you. It's very
appropriate for the day."
Marl ha came. She was an attractive
young lady, with her curling yellow
hair anil blue eyes. Everyone knew
that her grandfather adored that girl.
When .Martha reached the bottom
stair she stopped, confused. She had
given Oan ample time to make him
"I'm going to toll you a story and
it won't be a fniry story, either," the
aged man said. "It began 'way back
In '75. I've been thinking some day
I'd tell it to you. And how's Ou
tline. "A a 'twas even before 177.". An
drew Steele and ids brother Timothy
built a fine house near here. They
had come from England tine men,
with that attractiveness about them
that set them apurt as leuders in
"Somehow, Andrew and Timothy
got Into a wrangle about owning some
property. It seemed that Timothy
was In the right. Tills was Bomt-
time before the war broke out, ten.
Well, Andrew suddenly ' disappeared
and nobody could find iiilni. The first
bud break In the Stoele family, and
they regretted It
"Across the mad from Timothy's
lived Martha Koyce and her folks-
line people, too. Martha was as sweet
a young lady as ever lived. It .seemed
that her marriage to Andrew was an
event to he much looked forward to
"Well, after the ouarrel with hit
brother, Andrew went to .Martha urn
told her all. She tried to make linn
see things from a sensible point of
view, lint even her coaxing did nc
good. They parted a romance blast
ed. A a and a pity, too. Martini
was never the same after that.
"Well, 'twas after one of the worst
battles of the war. Timothy was it
command of a regiment. Like all th
men tf ids day. he was tilled witt
what We call the 'spirit of '7d.' Th
battle raged fiercely the whole day
and tile nm finally cast its last hoi
rays upon the terrible scene.
"Timothy was seriously wounded
right by his own house by his owr
house. He sat up as best be could nnc
looked about him. ('-lose by him waf
a redcoat, evidently dead. A a-iu
- not dead. Not dead. The fellow
stirred. Timothy forgot himself ant
graped him by the arm, but when h(
saw that fellow's face lie trembler'
"As you may guess, It was Andrew
Timothy dragged Ids brother as best
he could to the door of the house
their own home. Martha was at tin
house, and she straightway tried tt
soothe the dying prodigal. His lasi
" 'Forgive me, Martha. Even thougl
I've sinned even though 1 have noi
lived up to my name even though 1
left you my love for you has been ai
true as steel true as steel. I wantet
to come back, but I was completed
ashamed. I was not worthy of you
And so here I am, Martha. Can yoi
forgive a traitor In more ways thai
"Martha found a bit of silk rlbhoi
In his clenched hand. A a he hac
given him that silk ribbon. I have 1
now. That's all. All that remain!
now Is that silk ribbon that anil i
memory a memory."
Night bad cast tier shadows over thi
earth during Grandpa Steele's recital
Suddenly Martha rose, bent am
klsveil Grandpa Steele. Then, with
out a word, she van down the Mepr
an 1 i-.r.o the garden. A moment late
Pan i 'ilen c I.
"I'icss t':i. vi. " imirre.me.l G a" i;u
Sieoie, "i'at I w ir.te.t them to un er
st.,r. 1 -' und. r.-cuml."
SIM) AY, (HTdlll i: 1 .
law i:ror.i i:n r n y
I'ron the request of the Ar.ti-Sa-leon
League of Oregon and the Wo
man's christian Temperance t'nion
I Christian forces upon the prohibition the prohibition law. It is our convic-
the wee'k beginning Sunday
ber 14th has been designated
ernor Pierce as Law Observance and
Law Enforcement week.
Ministers throughout the state
have been requested to pr-ach upon
some aspect of law enforcement and
it is stated that practically (very min
ister in the state will devote a par:
cr all of th'f sermon to this topic on
the above date.
Mr. Herwig, superintendent of tiie
Anti-Saloon League of Oregon,
speaking for all of the organizations,
gives out the following Interviev
"This call is issued in recognition
of the tremendous propaganda which
is being carried on to nullify prohi
bition and to discredit all law. It is
a clarion call to those who believe
in prohibition but who with the
sage of the Eighteenth amendment
and the enactnunt of the Volstead
law felt that the fight was over and
lost active interest.
Realizing that this inactivity and
apathy has resulted in an apparent
growth of liquor sentiment and in a
non-observance of the enforcement
act not only by state officials and
bootleggers but also by men and wo
men who are law-abiding in every
other way is the reason for law en
forCenient work, with the idea of re
covering the morale of the moral and
The problem involved is the con
stitution versus personal liberty or
the mob versus law. It calls on
moral and Chriistian forces and re
ligious organizations to magnify the
importance of good citizenship in the
importance of good citidenship in the
observance of all law but specially
tion that the sentiment for law ob
servance when mobilized in co-operation
with federal, state and munici
pal officials can make the prohibition
laws as effective as any others and
answjer forever whether or not the
American form of government is a
WE HAVE IN STOCK THE POL
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AT THESE PRICES
31x4 Heavy Duty OYsiz $19.50
32x4 " " " $19.95
33x4 " " " $20.55
34x4 " " " $21.15
32x41-2 " " $26.40
33x41-2 " " $27.00
34x41-2 " " $27.80
35x41-2 " " $28.45
HEPPNER TIRE &
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice 1b hereby given that the
undersigned has been duly appointed
by the County Court of the State of
Oregon for Morrow County, executor
of the last will and testament of
Jerry Brosnan, deceased, and nil per
sons having claims against the
estate of said deceased are hereby re
quired to present the same with
proper vouchers, to the said execu
tor at l,ena, Oregon, within six
months from the date of this notice.
Dated this 9th day of October,
. 24-28 Executor.
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