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TUB GAZETTE-TIMES, IIEPPNEU, OREGON, TIirKSDAY. NOV. in, i!21.
DR. F. E. FARRIOR
Office upstairs over Postofflcs
DR. R. J. VAUGHAN
Permanently located tn the Odd
Kellows building, Koomi 4 and 6.
stead Kiitry No. 01 7b i"., f.-r Si NW14, I
Section 13. Township 1 South. ItanKe 26
Hast. Willamette Meridian, has tiled no
lle of Intention to make three-year
Proof, to etatilish claim to the land
Rhove described, before J. A. Waters,
t'ntted Mates Commissioner, at Hepp
ner. Oregon, on the 15th day of Decem
Claimant names as witneHses: A. W.
ittmln, I'ete Farley, R. W. Owen, Sam
McCullough, all of Heppner, Oregon.
J. W. DONNELLY, Register.
A. D. McMURDO, M. D.
PHYSICIAN A SUIWEON
Office In Patterson Drug Store
Trained Nurse Assistant
C. C. CHICK, M. D. .
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office upstairs over Postofflce
Mlllli: OF FHAL HKTTI,ER!T.
Notice is hereby Klven that the un
dersigned has filed his final account In
the matter of the Kstate of Guy N.
Corey, deceased, and the County Court
of the State of Oregon has appointed
Monday, the 5th day of December, 1921,
at the hour of 10 o'clock In the fore
noon of said day, as the time, and the
County Court Room in the Court House
at Heppner, Oregon, as the place, of
hearing; and settlement of said final ac-
ount. Objections to said final account
must be filed on or before said date.
L. A. DOHLB. Administrator.
WOODSON & SWEEK
Office in Masonic "Building
SAM E. VAN VACTOR
First National Bank Building
S. E. N0TS0N
Offlce In Court House
Office Phone, Main 643
Residence Phone, Main 665
FRANCIS A. McMENAMIN
Roberta Ruildlng, Heppner Oro
F. H. ROBINSON
ROY V. WHITEIS
Fire Insurance nrrlter for Beat Old
E. J. STARKEY
House Wiring a Specialty
E. E. MILLER
"The Old-Time . Auctioneer"
He Sticks and 8tavi
Reasonable Rates for Sales
nil. J. PERRY CONDEH
I) II. I'AHIS T. RICHARD!
Treatment of all diseases. Isolated
wards for contagious diseases.
WATERS & ANDERSON
C, C. Patterson
THE MOORE HOSPITAL
NOW OI'ION TO Till'. I'l III.IC
Pnr Surgical and Medical Patients,
tfntlr New Kqlllltmcllt. Large
lilt. ('. ('. I 1111 K, M. n.
Physician and Nurgeon
Phone Nnln HOI
OTI K OF SALE OK AMMAI.1.
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant
to the laws of the State of Oregon, the
undersigned has taken up the follow,
lug described animals found unlaw
fully running at large upon my prem
ises in the County of Morrow, State
of Oregon, and that 1 will, on Saturday,
the 5th day of November, 1921, at the
hour of 2 o'clock In the afternoon of
said day, at my residence at Irrlgon,
Oregon, sell to the highest bidder for
cash In hand, the following described
One brown gelding, years old.
branded with a spreading M on left
shoulder, halter broke.
One black filly, coming 3 years old,
branded with spreading M on left
shoulder and with square cross Inside
nf a diamond on right stifle.
Dated this 20th day of October, 1921.
W. A. MOORE.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT,
Nonce is nereby given that the un
dersigned has Died his final account as
administrator of the estate of James
W. Craig, deceased, and the County
Court of the State of Oregon for the
County of Morrow has appointed Mon
day, the Sth day of December, 1921, at
the hour of 10 o'clock A. M., as the time
and the County Court Room at the
Court House In Heppner, Oregon, as
the place, of hearing and settlement of
said final account. Objections to said
final account must be filed on or before
W. 11. HKRREN. Administrator.
NOTICE TO CRKD1TORH.
Notice is hereby given that the un
lursigned has been appointed by the
County Court of the State of Oregon
for Morrow County, administrator of
the estate of Arthur Kllcup, deceased
All persons having claims against the
said estate must present them to me.
properly . verified, at the office of Wood
son & Sweek, my attorneys, at Hepp
ner, Oregon, within six months from
the date of first publication hereof.
Date of first publication Nov. J, 1921
W. W. KILCUP. Administrator.
FOR HALE Anybody wanting a few
bucks, call on C. A. Minor, Heppner.
I will sell my house partly furnish
td, or I will rent same to right party.
Phone or writs Millie McRoberts, Hepp
FOR SALE 18 head of purebred I-
year-old black face Hampshire rams.
W. E. WIOLESWORTH. Echo, Ore.
Womaa wasted at once. Moore Hos
pital. Phone Main (31. tf.
FOR UK vr 2 good sleeping rooms.
or two good housekeeping rooms, Mrs.
A. Lamb. Heppner. Advertisement.
FOR RALE 640 acre stock and grain
ranch, one half under cultivation, 100
acres can be Irrigated. This is a very
good buy. One-third cash; balance,
terms to suit purchaser. Address lock
box 645. Heppner, Ore. Adv. imp,
FOR SALE Winter barley seed.
1 1-20 per lb. Can be had at Trl-8tate
warehouse or at ranch. JAS. BU UN
Seed rye for sale at tho Scott & Mc
Millan Warehouse, Lexington. Adv.
FOR HALE Practically new Super
lor disc drill, 20-7, 3175, and Iowa
cream separator. Archie Zeek, care of
John Wllilennn, Heppner, phone 22X8
t IMH.WHIMIWIIIMI1IMI i M !!! ! WIIIBW mill MMMMWM Wfc-
There came to my place In 5and Hol
low on or about August Zi, 1921, one
bay yearling gelding, blaie face, right
bind foot white, no brands. The owner
may have this animal upon payment of
pasture bill and costs of this advertise
ment. C. P. HBMRICH, Heppner, Ore.
Phone 28K21. 8t027
MRS. (1. V. AIKEN, HEPPNBB.
I am prepared to take a limited
number of maternity cases at my
home. Patlrala privileged to rhoose
their una physlrlaa.
llest nf attention and care assured,
NOTICE OF IHSTHICT ROAD MEET
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a
petition of the requisite number of legal
voters of lload District No. 2 of Mor
row County, State of Oregon, nnd nn or
der of the County Court of the Stnte of
Oregon for Morrow Cunty, made nnd
entered on the 4th dny of November,
1921, n meeting of the legal voters of
said Road District Number 2 of Morrow
County, State of Oregon, will be held
nt the School House In Tioardman, Mor
row County, Oregon, in the said Road
District Number 2, November 26th, 1921,
nt the hour of 2 o'clock In the afternoon
of snld day. for the purpose of voting
nn additional tnx for Rnnd purposes up
on all the tnxnblo property In said Road
district to the amount of Ten Mills on
WM. T. CAMPHEIiL, County Judge.
J. A. WATERS. County Clerk.
HAY FOR SALE Between 115 and
121) tons of clean alfalfa hay, near
mouth of Rhea creek, at lowest market
price if taken at once. Secured note
sstiBfactory. Free feeding grounds.
See nie at once. E. M. SHOTT Advertisement.
STOKER NO LONGER NEEDED
NOTICE FOn PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior, U. S. LRnd
Otilce nt The Dnllos, Oregon, Oct. SI,
1921. NOTICE Is hereby given that
Joseph II. Campbell of Heppner, Oregon,
who, on January 16, 1917, made Home-
Ute of Oil Instead of Coal Has Ren
dered Picturesque Character on
"The Passing of tlie Fiery Fur
nnee" tnlKht sonip dny nppenr as the
title of n book tr-lllng of modern meth
ods of traveling hy sen. with emphasis
on the bunkering of ships with fuel
oil Instead of ennl, thus eliminating
the stoker who, dny 11r.1l night, shov
eled that conl Into the ever-yawning
tleplhs of flump. Doubtless those trav
elers who iied to feel sorry Tor the
stoker's plight will join In the pleas
ures of the trip with grenter equanimi
ty nn the nil-burning hunts. One of
th? most Interesting of recent sights
In lhe kaleidoscopic5 hnrhnr of New
York wns the hunkering with fuel oil
of lhe Cnnnnl liner Aqiiltntiln directly
from nn nil Innker. In nbnut twenty
hours -tri.tMHl barrels of oil wns stored,
hy menus of nn R'4-lnclt fl(.x1lile metiil
hose, the services nf but three men
being required. Ilnd nil four connec
tions been used, lhe hunkering c mid
have been eomplelecl In silt hours by
seven men. Mils Including both proc
esses of discharging am' receiving.
Thus the modern method men 119 11
saving of time, Inbor nnd expense,
since the conl hunkering of "'i ocean
liner usunlly requires the 1 'ces of
ninny men for several days. Ii Is also
Interesting to note thnl the liner's
first run wllh oil ns 11 fuel resulted
In the consumption of approximately
3,000 tons, ns iignlnst the' nsunl 5,810
tons of coal. Christian Science Monitor.
Spend More, Is
Continued High Prices Are
Not Based on Logical De
mand Is His Claim.
Reason, Fairness, Honesty Are
Held Only Cure for Situa
By ELBERT H. GARY
t.dltnr-a Not p.. Judze Elbert H. Oary
needs no introduction to any reader of
any dally paper In the tinted males.
Whether one agrees with what he has
said or done in the past or not, no one
-an rerrain rrom reading nis views 01
the present national economic situation
with anything; but Interest and with
the knowledge that the writer Is a man
whose words are well weighed before
being; uttered or put on paper. As the
head of the steel corporation his great
mentality was given wide opportunity
to make itseii leu ana ne accepted ev
ery chance. It was talcing mese
hancea that put him in the eye or the
American public. The following will
-ontlnue to hold him there, a national,
The devastating and destructive war
lasting four and one-quarter yeara and
ending November 11th, 1918, left the en
tire world In a dilapidated and demor
alized condition. Minds had become
distracted, visions obscured, morals
perverted, natural progress Interrupted
and the total economic structure dis
jointed. The destruction of and damage
to lives and property were so great and
the souls of men so embittered that It
was difficult for them to mink straight
or to act Intelligently. In this extrem
ity it seemed desirable, but waa found
impossible, to promptly establish & ba
sis for the absolute prevention of fur
ther International military conflicts
Since the armistice waa signed nearly
three years have elapsed and nations
have been drifting and struggling, en
deavoring to formulate and adopt plans
for reasonable readjustment and rehab
ilitation. Up to the present time there
still exist doubt, discord and disorder.
This very brief outline I think will
suggest to our minds many facts and
circumstances which, combined, have
brought the business situation in the
I'nlted States to its present state. In
a country of 107,000,000 people, requir
ing for their dally necessities various
products aggregating In value billions
upon billions of dollars per year, which
can be obtained here, having money to
supply themselves, production Is pro
ceeding much below that which Is act
ually needed for consumption.
In the richest of all nations, In prop
erty and money, with the greatest and
most rapidly Increasing resources, our
people are not buying enough to sup
ply themselves with the, ordinary com
forts of life although they have the dis
position and the means to do so. They
are to an appreciable extent wearing
their old clothing, living In their un
repaired houses, eating unusually plain
food and. In various ways, denying to
themselves many of the things they
would generally buy and utilise; and
they are right in their attitude, up to
a certain limit. This Is In accordance
with the Inexorable law of supply and
demand. The demand Is snd for some
time haa been below normal.
In the main, what has brought abom
the present unusually low range of
purchases? Why is there less building,
diminished purchasing of clothing and
wholesome food, less travel and reduc
tlon of expenditures for new enter
prises and extensions of old?
It Is because the great purchasing
public has formed the opinion that
there have not been consummated com
plete and proper readjustment of prices
and on account of failure to dlscrlmln
ate between different lines or depart
ments of business the whole economic
system has suffred.
During the time the United States
was engaged In the war there was a
governmental board In Washington
which, by agreement with Industry, had
general supervision over the selling
prices of the larger products. Tou are
familiar with these proceedings. Tou
were a part of them and you respond
ed promptly and nobly to all the requi
sitions made by the Government. After
costs of production were ascertained by
the Federal Trade Commission, patient
Investigation made by the War Indus
tries Board, full opportunity given for
consultation and discussion, prices
were fixed by the Board and you
promptly furnished the goods. Steel
Interests voluntarily reduced prices to
a substantial extent almost Immediate
ly after the armistice was signed, and
three months after, repeated this per
formance. Some have never alnce In
creased these prices, and all sooner or
Inter hove reduced them. They are
now, on an average, at least 120 per ton
lower than the figures agreed upon by
the Government Board at Its Hist ses
slon. Assuming th steel Industry has
been fair and reasonable In prices up to
the present time, which I need not dis
cuss now, for it is the purchasing pub
He which decides these questions, yet
It must be admitted, I think, that there
have been and still are charged and
collected for certain commodities un
rensonnhle and unfair, if not extor
tionate, prices. They apply to partic
ular lines and persons. They do not
pertain to the majority. The present
offonders, generally speaking, were not
subject to limitations by the Govern
ment during the war nnd they have
continued and even Increased the high
prices then obtained. They have done
themselves especially a great Injury
nnd in doing so have Injured others.
This applies In varying degrees to sell
ers of products nnd also to members of
different trades. I am not Inclined to
deal in personalities. It Is necessary
only to refer to two or three subjects
and make some Illustrations. The pub
lie Is aware of the facts. Eyes have
been opened. Different products have
been purchased from the fanner, menu
fncturer or others nt low cost and then
passed on in one way or another and
flnntly sold to the consumer at outrag
eons prices. Retail prices, especially,
for many commodities are much too
high. Without Justification workmen
have been classified and reclassified so
as to designate them as skilled men.
We have heard of persons whose dally
wnge was advanced from IS to $10 or
12 at one time under this practice. Tou
know of hundreds of cases Illustrating
what has been said and It would be use
less to further specify.
Worker. Ar Fair.
The vast majority of business men
and workmen are sincere and fair, but
there is and perhaps always will be in
minority that Ignore the principles of
common honesty. They are sufficient in
number to seriously affect the whole
situation. Until these are aroused to
the -necessity of getting tn line with
sound and decent standards of conduct,
the full return to satisfactory business
conditions will be more or less Impeded.
All that I have said during or since
the war concerning a return to great
prosperity in this country has been
predicated on business being managed
in accordance' with the principles of
reason, fairness and honesty.
However, In considering the question
of prices It Is to be remembered that
many criticisms, favorable jr unfavor
able, are made which are not Justified.
The reader or listener should be sure of
the truth before reaching a conclusion.
The fair-minded man. If he Has any
facts, will disclose them upon request
Occasionally a writer, through Inexper
ience or lack of knowledge or other
wise, will misrepresent or misinterpret
Every one of us has been subjected to
a convincing argument agalnat the val
idity or soundness of attributed state
ments which we never made. It la quite
common to build a straw-man In order
to give evidence of strength in destroy
ing him. But this should never disturb
our equanimity. We must admit we are
sometimes wrong when we think we
Now what, if anything, can be done
to improve the general situation? I an
swer the first thing for Insistence,
throughout the world, Is the observance
and enforcement of law.
Right 1. Right.
There Is no standard for safe and cer
tain progress In economic effort except
an established rule of law which fixes
and protects the rights of every one
Ithout discrimination. There are de
grees of virtue and offense; but right is
right, and wrong Is wrong. Wrong
cannot properly be comprised nor fos
tered! and so long as a law Is In exist
ence It must furnish the rule for con
Recently we have read of convlctlona
for violations of the criminal law by
certain business men. They had con
trolled selling prices and limited pro
ductlon to the Injury of consumers. I
am not familiar with the facts and do
not know whether or not moral turpi
tude was charged. The men pleaded
guilty, and, of course, deserved punish
And nearly every day for months we
have read of strlkera violently attack
Ing men who had talon or were otter
ing to flu the places made vacant In
deed. It seems to be common to attempt
by force to irevent operation of produc
ing plants 11 transportation lines The
freedom of men to work, when and
where they pleased, has been inter
fered with. Many have been seriously
Injured and some killed.
If laws shall be enforced and peace
maintained, the other questions relat
ing to economic progress snd achieve
ment will be solved. The law of supply
and demand will steadily, if gradually,
bring about necessary adjustments
which are equitable and relative, and
restore levels which are natural and
reasonable. Businesa will be more or
less hesitating until It la generally be
lieved the period of readjustment is
If It should be deemed necessary and
wise to have governmental supervision
over organized Industry In order to pro
tect the public Interest I personally
would not object, provided the laws and
rules shall apply alike to organised cap
ital and organized labor. Many years
ago, at the request of a senatorial com
mittee, I submitted the draft of a bill
for consideration that seemed to me
then to cover the case, but there was
lack of itme or disposition to give It
One of the most hopeful signs of the
times Is the apparent disposition of the
present Administration at Washington
to aid rather than obstruct the natural
and legitimate progress of business.
Anyone who Intentionally falls to ap-!
predate this desire or neglects to co
operate to the limit of his ability Is his
own worst enemy.
What can be done by the steel indus
try? Experience has more than once
demonstrated that the mere reduction of
selling prices does not bring large and
satisfactory business. Would-be cua-
tomers are delaying purchases, except
for Immediate and Imperative usee, un
til satisfied that a sound and stable ba
sis of prices has been established. There
have been reductions and readjustments 1
and others may be necessary, even In
the steel business, before complete res
toration of normal conditions. I am
not now prepared to express an opinion
on this subject. It depends upon cir
cumstances. As to prices and wage
rates, producers and employes must be
fnlr and reasonable, taking everything
Into account; fair towards each other
nnd towards the general public.
It is well known that at present un
less and until wage rates are further
decreased, the costs of many steel pro
ducers will not permit lower selling
prices. This presents a serious prob
lems. Personally, I think under such
conditions wage rates should not be re
duced until or about the time selling
prices are reduced. I also believe It
would be unjust to further reduce wage
rates before the costs of living are low
er, not of course, Including the excep
tional cases already mentioned where
the rates are extortionate, as in many'
of the trades particularly. So far as
practicable, all prices and rates should
be adjustetd at about the same time so
that nil Interested might be Justly and
equitably treated. If a general relative
basis has been or can be found then this
should be maintained, whether It Is
high or low, All Interests must receive
the same consideration.
Headed for Wealth.
If we may rely upon the statements
by economic and statistical experts, the
country Is now headed In the right di
rection, and if this be true, as I believe,
then our progress toward recovery,
though slow at present, will Increase as
the days go by. The steel business on
tho whole is a little better this month
thnn It was last month. General busi
ness throughout the United States has
heen slowly Improving. It Is very good
In some of the western states. I am
not nt all disconrnged.
There Is an abundance of new busi
ness, with both ability and Inclination
lo place It, waiting for further adjust
ments which will put the costs of living.
selling prices, wage rates and other
general Incomes on a relative parity.
As usual, many will wait too long.
There Is nothing the matter with the
country: It Is with Individuals. Pa
tience,' courage and a fair disposition
will bring satisfactory conditions In due
MEN are experiencing new
kind of cigarette enjoy
ment with Chesterfields. They
a more delicious taste
a more pleasing aroma
and on top of this, Chester
fields are giving them an extra
They give to your smoking a
feeling of "completeness" a
smoke that is "all there."
It's the blend! It's the Turk
ish and the Burley and other
choice home-grown tobaccos
blended in a new way a better
way to give you every last bit
of their flavor.
No getting away from it
Chesterfields are in a class by
and the blend
can't be copied
Lloorrr it Mrisi Toiacco Ca.
Hm yo sn raw
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jlUBSCRIPTIOXS and advertising are the only sources of
revenue a newspaper bus, and often the subscriptions
do not pay for the cost of white paper.
Advertising today, especially in newspapers, is the
greatest business getter there is. This is acknowledged
by men who know. People read advertisements in news
papers. Tliey have been educated to do so. Every merchant in our
town ought to advertise. You remember the story about John Wana
niaker. The first day he was in business his receipts were $24.04. He
kept 04 cents and spent the $24 the next day in advertising. We all
can't duplicate this feat, but according to the best statistics available
three per cent of the gross sales should be put aside for advertising.
Possible you will say. "I don't need to advertise. I've been in
this town thirty years and everybody knows me." "
Probably they do, but did you ever stop to think of the sales you
lose because your fellow competitor advertises! He may advertise the
same goods you have in stock, but the people don't know you have
them. The other fellow gets the sale because he advertises. And then
how much more business would you do if you did advertise!
We know of one merchant who advertised a lot of goods at li
cents a yard. They cost him 27 cents. He took a clean loss, but while
the sale was going on he could buy new goods at 12 cents. He put them
in with the other goods and the result was that he cleaned his shelves
of the old goods and he broke even on the deal. Advertsing and good
buying liquidated his stock without a loss.
We can't all be John Wauainakers, but we all can advertise in
proportion to our business. Results will be sure if you advertise hon
estly and give service. A newspaper can bring people to your store,
; but it can't make people buy your goods, Your clerks must do that ami
it depends upon the service you give as to bow successful your business
What is done in the big cities can be done right here in this town,
if you will show the pep, give the service and advertise. Ma&e business
good. You can do it through this newspaper.