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THE HEBKNEB. HERAIJ5, HEPPNER, OREGON
Tuesday, -January 22, 1924
I Many Use Metric Sy item
J Tie metric system of measurement
rt originated In 1783 by James Watt,
the noted English Inventor. One of
ttta first nations to adopt this system
was France during the French Revo
lution. Lavoisier, the great French
ebemlat, was the principal Influence
Sot its adoption. Today every civil
ized nation In the world, except the
United States and Great Britain, has
adopted the metric system. These
two English-speaking nations now
wrestle with a jumble of other sys
tems, hence a strong demand that the
world centralize on one popular sys
'.ten the metric.
They Meant Business
' ia man slipped on a banana peel and
(executed a very funny fall, not being
hurt, as it turned out, but having his
.dignity somewhat ruffled. When he
leoovered a moment later a friend was
holding his hat and a number of peo
ple had formed a circle.
"What do these idlers want?" he
' "They are not Idlers," explained his
;Irlend soothingly. "Here's a doctor
,'Who wants to look you over, a lawyer
mady to bring suit for you and a pro
ducer of comic films who would like
to sign you. up."
British Consul General Armstrong
talking at a New York reception
i" About the popularity of the prince of
' "When the prince," he said, "visits
Xalmoral, the royal estate In Scot
land, he always wears the kilt. Two
jtretty lassies passed him on the road
'""Did you see his knees?' said one
f the lassies afterward. 'Tliey were
pink and dimpled as a baby's. I
wanted to kiss them, so I did.'
"'Hoot,' said the other lassie; 'they
didn't look as if he prayed much.' "
- Plenty of Capital.
"What would you like for your blrth
illay?" asked mother.
"I want a small auto, a big doll,
skates and candy."
"Why, I haven't got so much money
to buy so many things."
Norma replied: "That's nothing.
Papa's got a check book. There are a
Jot of pages In the book yet. We don't
That Was That.
They had quarreled.
! "Here are your letters," said the
gen, "and here is your ring."
"Give me back my kisses," de
manded the youth.
And that ended the quarrel.
Magnetic Machine Lays
Nails Out for Packing
It is reported that a Swiss Inventor
has produced a machine that by mag
netism arranges nails in parallel lay
ers ready for packing. It works on
the principle that all linear iron ob
jects in a magetlc field arrange them
selves automatically in the direction
of the lines of force. The machine can
also be used to arrange wire rods,
hairpins, knife blades, pens and fish
books. The packages to be filled by
the machine may be the standard type
of nail keg, wooden boxes or paper
cartons. It Is probable that the ten
pound cardboard, package will super
sede the old-fashioned nail keg, be
cause it costs less, weighs less and is
more convenient. The machine con
sists of two parts paralleling plat
form and a feed trough above It,
which Is fitted with a shaking mechan
ism. The articles to be packed are
poured into the feed trough in lots of
about 1,000 pounds, and, by the action
of the shaking mechanism, are moved
to the front of the trough, where they
drop Into the paralleling platform.
That consists of a tray, each side of
which forms one pole of an electro
magnet. The articles as they fall are
drawn Into the direction of the mag
netic lines of force, which adjust them
at once In parallel lines.
Barbados Man Travels
10,000 Miles for Wife
The course of true love, famed for
Its failure to run smooth, has estab
lished a record In the case of W. Percy
Emtage, electrical engineer of the Bar
bados, says the New York World. It
carried him 10,000 miles.
Three-years ago Emtage first saw
Sibyl Peterkln, also of the Barbados,
and set out to get an Introduction. He
succeeded and followed It with a pro
pbsal. Miss Peterkln said she would
love to be his sister and then packed
up and departed for Boston.
Both wrote, Emtage's letters were
pleading; Miss Peterkin's friendly and
discouraging. Finally she quit writing
altogether. Her last letter explained
be was a "nice boy, but"
This was six months ago and Em
tage decided Boston might be interest
ing. He went there. Miss Peterkln
had gone to Los Angeles. Emtage
went to Los Angeles, but she had left
for San Francisco. He followed, but
she had returned to Boston.
Cheerfully he started back across
the continent, only to find she had quit
Boston for Brooklyn. He found her
there In the home of her uncle, Ed
Then Miss Peterkln gave up. They
were married recently In the Municl-
nal hnlldlnir. Now York.
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Wet Shoes Should Be
Kept Away From Heat
It seems to be a natural Inclination
with the average person when his shoes
are wet to place them on a radiator or
near the kitchen stove to dry, says an
expert-on leather, writing in the Shoe
Conserver. This is exactly the wrong
thing to do. Leather when it la wet is
a great deal like wood. Unless the dry
ing process is allowed to take Its own
natural slow course, It will warp, stlffei
With the shoe, of course, these ef
fects are as disastrous as they would
be with a piece of furniture or any
thing where a series of component
parts come In contact with each other
as they do in a shoe.
The effects of the wotting on the
sole may not be the same as on the
upper, and the effects of the wetting
on the fore part of the sole may not
be the same as on the shank, with the
result that when they have finally
warped and settled, they have probably
torn away from each other; to say the
least, the shoe would be very uncom
fortable. A shoe that has become water-soaked
In any way should be Immediately
placed on a tree, or If the trees are
not available stuffed with paper or
cloths and left to dry in a cool, dry
place. In this way the leather will be
revitalized by the drying atmosphere
and, even though the wetting will have
Its Injurious effects, they will be min
imized. Biggest 10-Cent Store
Is Run by Uncle Sam
It is not generally known that Uncle
Sam runs the biggest 10-cent store In
the world. Printed copies of patents
are sold all over Oils country at 10
cents each to the number of 200,000 a
month, says the Kansas City Times. It
costs six cents each to print these
patents, which is one of the biggest
jobs done by the government printing
office, the public printer testifies.
He says CO linotype machines are
kept busy eight hours a day. The
printing for the patent office cots
around $1,000,000 a year, which comes
back Into the treasury with at least
In addition to the 200.000 copies of
patents distributed every month 2,000,
000 copies are sent to libraries all over
this country and to foreign countries
in exchange. There are In the patent
office, subject to sale, 60,000,000 copies
of patents, which makes this the most
valuable store in the city of Washing'
ton. These have a cost value to the
government of $3,000,000 and a sale
value of $5,000,000.
Advertise It in the Herald. .
By MOLLIE MATHER
(ffl, 1924, Western Newspaper Union.)
OALLIE'S white lawn dress may
have been out of place among all
the modish evening gowns at Aunt
Gwen's pnrty, but Sallie's rosy, eoun
trybred cheeks rivaled the many
rouged cheeks which accompanied
these city gowns. The musicians,
screened behind conservatory palms,
were wonderful ; their music tempted
Sallie's small white-clad feet to trip
the living room floor.
"My dear," said Aunt Vera, "you
are not to give an exhibition of danc
ing, though your original impromptu
happy style is admirable. Geraldine
here, will take you in hand, and later,
Introduce you to pleasant partners."
"I will not be able to dance with
the partners," laughed Sallie, "because
I am untaught. Perhaps Miss Geral
dine will inform me about aunt's
guests. You see," she explained to the
young woman who took her In charge,
my Aunt Vera takes me for a trip
every year to get me out of the village
rut, she says. We stopped over here
at Aunt Gwen's on my way home."
"I am much Interested," Miss Ger
aldine Trulnor returned, "In your Aunt
Vera's rare pearls. They say that the
necklace belonged to royalty before
the war. And her diamonds! Of
course, Mrs. Wainrlght Is a very rich
"Very," Sallie agreed. "And un
fortunately, or fortunately, she has
no heirs. So, my humble self Is to be
named legatee. That's why Aunt Vera
takes me away once In awhile, to
learn how to spend. In my own home
we have been taught mostly how to
Sallie glanced up alertly. "Who,
she asked, "Is that tall, striking man,
looking In our direction? He hus been
really staring for some time. Does he
know you, Miss Trainer?" Geraldine
shook her head. "I think," she said
slowly, "I may tell you a secret; your
Aunt Gwen just confided It to me. The
distinguished stranger is a house de
tective, sent on to keep guard over
your Aunt Vera's famous necklace
and other jewels."
Geraldine was carried away on the
arms of a dancing partner, and courte
ously, diffidently, the stranger ap
proached the seat where the girl in
her simple white frock waited. The
stranger's tone was pleasing. "May
I," he asked, "present myself, In a lack
of a better means? Mrs. Spaulding,
our hostess, and I believe your annt.
told me that I might find you here.
Mrs. Wainrlght is at present engaged.
I think " the man drew aside his
dress coat sllirhtlv to show a shlnlnir
badge", "you may be aware of my er
rand here tonight. I'm from the city
agency private detective.
"I understand that you travel with
your aunt, Miss Spauldlng, and may be
able to assure me that the pearl neek
lace of great value Is wisely placed. I
am glad that Mrs. Wainrlght is not
wearing the jewel. The brilliance of
the diamonds she is wearing Is
quite " the officer shook his head
"noticeable enough. We are constant
ly hunting down the watchful seekers
of such plunder."
Little Sallie smoothed licr crisp
musiin skirts and looked shyly beneath
veiling slashes into the sharp eyes so
tensely regarding her. It seemed that
the dark-eyed gaze grew penetrating,
boring gimlet-wise Into her conscious
ness. Sullle caught her breath. "Of
course," she said, "I'm from a small
country town, and cannot know much
of the value of jewels. But aunt's
pearl necklace Is quite safe. No one
can possibly deprive her of It."
"I see," the man remarked quietly,
"they have a safe here In the house,
though Mrs. Spauldlng made no men
tion of the fact to me. I inferred
that her visiting sister kept the jewels
carefully concealed In her present
room, the guest chumber opening from
the conservatory. Still, one may not
be too careful. I hope my safe theory
Is correct. I must question Mrs. Wain
rlght." Still the agent lingered. Suddenly
little Sallie laughed : "I um tempted,"
she said, "to tell you a secret. In
fact, I think It only right you should
know In your line of business. The
reason no one may deprive aunt in
taking her necklace, or even the
gleaming rings you see, is because the
real necklace of value, and the dia
monds of value are safe In her home
city. These that she adorns herself
with during her travels are but clever
Imitations, duplicating the originals.
No one but an expert could possibly
study out the difference. Yet, one of
your watchful thieves, Mr. Officer,
would have his pains for the sake of
a mere nothing. So, If I were you,
I would look after the belongings of
other guests, and not worry over Aunt
Vera's shining ornuments."
Sallie arose; so did the dark-eyed
stranger. "Would you like," she asked,
"to go with me to Interview aunt und
look over the clever Imitations?"
"Later, perhups," the man agreed
He bowed ; Sallie went on her way.
She found the telephone room be
neath the stair. "City Detective Agen
cy? Sallie asked the number she
sought. "No," a voice came back ;
"we sent ino detective out to the
Spauldlng home. There was i!0 re
guest for one. The man with the fake
budge is an Impostor. We've been
looking for him as the Jewel thief.
Be right out try to hold him."
Hold him? Little Sallie knew that
her Inquisitor would already be gone.
"But anyway," she told herself,
"though I had to do a little lying
'Simple Sallie' beat bis game."
An Attractive Dress of White Velvet
With Black and Gold Embroidery
Plan Atlantic Seadromes.
French air experts have worked out
plans for the building of floating air
plane stations, or seadromes, to dot
the Atlantic as jumping-off places and
for refueling stations on transatlantic
airplane routes. It Is proposed to havf
eight of these between the United
States and France, about 400 miles
apart. A special system of deep-sea
anchorage will make the seadromes
feasible, It Is said. They will be large
enough to allow a plane to alight and
Customer Do you know, I thlnV
one of my feet must be larger than th
Tactful Assistant Oh, no, madam
smaller If anything. Punch.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
U. S. Land Office at The Dalles, Ore.
Dec. 26, 1923.
NOTICE is hereby given that
Jacob A. Dexter, of Heppner, Ore.,
who, on March 5, 1919, made H. E.
No. 020442 and on July 12, 1920,
made additional H. E. No. 020443,
for NEK, NNWli' SENW4,
NSE, Sec. 20, NWNE,
NW14, NSW,4, Sec. 21, Township
4-South, Range 24-East, Willamette
Meridian, has filed notice of Inten
tion to make three year Proof, to
establish claim to the land above
described, before Gay M. Anderson,
United States Commissioner, at
Heppnjor, Oregon, on the 6th day of
Claimant names a3 witnesses: J.
N. Batty, of Elghtniile, Ore.; F.
M. Lovgren, of Heppner, Ore.; G.
I. Burnslde, of Eightymile, Ore.; II
D. McGuruy. of lone, Ore.
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lore, to me like that?" ''" . .. '. . ,
Husband "Say!- Do . you know
what that guy is paid for doing
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