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THE GAZETTE-TIM KS. I1EITNT.R. OREGON'. THURSDAY, MAY 4. 1922.
Lady Astor Warmly Received
Marble and Granite
Fine Monument and Cemetery Work
All parties interested in getting work in my line
should get my prices and estimates before
placing their orders
All Work Guaranteed
The Byers Chop Mill
(Formerly SCHEMFPf MILL)
STEAM ROLLED BARLEY AND WHEAT
After the 20th of September will handle Gasoline, Coal
Oil and Lubricating Oil
You Will Find Prompt and Satisfactory Service Here
To the Automobile Public
Have the NO NOK self-adjusting bearing
bolts installed, and eliminate your bearing trou
bles. They have been tested and give perfect
satisfaction. Made for all cars and trucks.
WE SELL ZEROLENE OILS
15c per quart. Over 5 gallon quantities 57y2c
per gallon. Differential and transmis
sions filled at 15c per pound.
1 Block East of Hotel.
Auto Repair Shop.
"NOT TOO BIG TO KNOW YOU!
-BIG ENOUGH TO PROTECT YOU"
Banking in a community the size of Heppner
has its satisfactions. It permits closer business
friendships than are ever possible in big indus
trial and banking centers.
F'rinstance, this institution is not too big to
know personally everyone of its customers. Still
it is big enough to give them the same protection
off ered by the biggest bank in the land.
The same personal friendship and financial
protection is here for you, if you will avail your
self of it. We would like to have you a satisfied
An efficient commercial banking service such
as we offer means much more than a mere place
to deposit money. We are always ready to ad
vise and assist our customers in the many spe
cial ways this business has to offer.
Come in. Let's get acquainted.
FARMERS & STOCKGROWERS
Lord art Udy Wl orf -Aster
Lady Astof was warmly greeted as a true American-born member
of the British nobility on her arrival at New York. Lady Astor has
taken a livery interest in political activities and is here as delegate to
the Pan-American conference of the National League of Women Voters
at Baltimore, Ud. Photo shows Lord and Lady Astor snapped in a
happy mood on. their, arrival in New. York;
j Community Service
Executive Asserts Organization
Is Working for Good of All
City and Farm
A Defensive Mobilization of
Farm Owners Seeking What
City Already Enjoys
By J. W. Cloverdale,
Secretary American Farm Bureau
Editor's Note.. W. Cloverdale
is secretary of the American Farm
Bureau Federation, an organization
that seems to be a combination of an
agricultural union and farm Board of
Commerce. After one has read his
article one may do some thinking on tive cure for all economic and gov
a line very different than the one , ernmental ills, but firmly believes
suggested by the daily Washington j that organization in other classes is
of the "Agricultural Bloc" , really responsible for the difficulties
Engineering Brotherhoods, Political
Party devotion, Steel Corporations,
Janitor's Unions, Labor Strikes,
Banker's Associations, Women's
Rights, Manufacturer's Blocs and Un
dertaker's Agreements, the advent of
organized agriculture into the strug
gle for self-preservation should even
cause a ripple on the pond.
But as quiet and constructive and
as sane as the defensive mobilization
of farmers has been, a surprising
amount of the world is informed if
not" on the reasons, the necessity,
and justice of it, upon the fact that
the toilers of the soil are uniting.
The greatest agricultural organiza
tion, the Farm Bureau movement,
has a million and a half farmer-members
working for our common good
in 47 states in the Union who invite
the questioners to come in and scru- j
tinize. Perhaps that is what has;
caused the interest this unusual
Matters of View-point.
Another interesting phenomena is
the fact that each industry and class
preaches within its own ranks the
efficiency of organization as a posi-
chasing power with 55 per cent of
the population for the fanner's -un-preparcdiiess.
Prices would have
lowered more normally had the far
mer been braced for the lancing.
The great American city bootblack
w ho pays $2.00 a month to belong to
a union which dictates whether or
i not he shall shine shoes, when and
i for what price, and whose knowledge
J of farm life has been gained from
(popular songs, slaps a rag across your
(calfskin (which brought the cattle
breeder 13 cents and the shoe dealer
$13) answers your questions about
organized agriculture with a wisdom
born of ignorance and says enviously
"Sure, the farmers are all rich look
what food is worth." Whereupon if
you happen to be a produce man you
explain righteously that you only
make a cent or two on a sale and that
you have to have something for your
services. If a farmer is getting his
srioes shined he sighs wearily and
says that it is the produce dealers'
associations that are responsible.
Statistics are on the farmers' side
they show that the prices on the prod
ucts he sells are only 13 per cent
higher than the 1913 before-the-war
times' prices, while the food that is
available to the consumer is 39 per
cent or three times as high.
The Agricultural Bloc.
The dry-goods storekeeper, who
belongs to the retailer's union and
mercantiler's association, etc., and
runs his business according to rules
laid down by the other city merch
ants, reads a column or two concern
ing the much-heralded Agricultural
Bloc and wonders virtuously how
long the public is going to stand for
what he terms "class legislation." Let
it be said to his credit that he does
not know himself that he has been
doing business under the protection
of a manufacturer's bloc a bloc
which has kept a restrictive tariff on
imports, morphined the Truth-in
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TO LISTEN TO.
stones of the
Mr. Cloverdale seems to know what
he is talking about and there is a
strong suspicion that his words are
not all propaganda for the farmer,
Organized America looks at organ
izing agriculture and says a bit of
fendedly, "Oh, so you're doing it
too." The two-thirds of America
seems to resent the adoption of the
other third of the tactics of the ma
jority. It is interesting that in this
country of Fire Fighter's Leagues,
Restaurant Employee's Alliances,
Organized Window Washers, Wall
Street solidarity, Club Federations,
that beset the country.
Organization has met organization
clashed, clinched, and compromised
When the break came in 1920 after
capital had raised the prices on com
modities and labor had raised its
wages and capital had let the public
pay for the same and labor had
raised again, it was the unarmored
fanner, really quiet an innocent by
stander at that time, who got a thrust
m the ribs from both swords. And
both capital and labor are beginning
to pay for the deed.
All industries are paying, or hav
ing to pay in the reactionary, finan
cial wave due to the absence of pur-
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Fabric bill, and fostered sentimental
lty over our infant industries, ever
since those good old days when the
storekeepers grandfather traded
cent red calico to the trappers for
bpeaKtng ot manutacturers vs
farmers, the December record of
wholesale prices, as made public on
Jan. 19 by the United States Bureau
of Labor Statistics shows that in com
parison to the farmers' 13 per cent
advancement since 1913 cloth and
clothing is still 85 per cent above
normal. Building material is 103
per cent higher and household furn
ishings are still touring the zenith at
118 per cent above pre-war prices,
Fuel and lighting cost 87 per cent
more and chemicals and drugs are 61
rer cent ahove. The farmers, who
are soberly getting together to see
vrmt can be done about it, are
the bottom of the list with 13 per
Aoainst Sales Tax.
Agriculture has been against the
sales tax a tax which would hit
hardest the consuming middle class
es. The regulation of the Packers
and the grain exchanges merely takes
away unfair privileges of two other
classes. The entire public benefits
by this leveling of power. The Farm
Loan fund is no gift. It is a loan
which requires interest and credit,
The farmer's peculiar business situ
ation of long time turnovers is ac
commodated in order that he may
continue to produce with once-a-year
While legislation and transporta-
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A DISMAL THING .
We rush for popularity an' burn.
the road to wealth, but we find some
gloomy prospecks in the final sprint
Ef folks would only figger how
to live the proper way, they'd notice
lots of difference in the doctor's bills
they pay. Ef they'd only foller out
the law in Nature's little code,
there'd be lots less funerals a-covort-in'
down the road.
But we "dash for popularity, an'
break our necks fer wealth, till the
universal endin' is the fruitless
search fer health. ,
To sum it up exactly, to the frac
tion of a dot, we're all too devilish
careless with the precious health
we've got. So we tromple it to atoms
in a maddened haste for pelf, little
dreamin' of the sufferin' we are add
in' to ourself.
Then we shed our popularity, an'
squander all our wealth, an' blow our
nose in sorrow in the fatal rush fer
tion are subjects in which the farm
ers are vitally interested, the real
reason for organization, and the one
in which the Farm Bureau is most
active, is the adjustment of the far
mer's marketing system one end of
his business that he has neglected, lo
these many years!
The Farm Bureau is a voluntary
co-operative association having for
its object the well-being of agricul
ture, economically, educationally and
socially. Its purpose is to assist in
making the farm business more prof
itable, the farm home more comfort
able and attractive, and the commun
ity a better place in which to live.
It seeks to perform, in an organized
way, certain, essential activities which
cannot be accomplished through in
The county Farm Bureau is an or
ganization of farmers and their fam
ilies co-operating with the state and
federal government in all of their ex
tension activities in agriculture and
The Bureau's Work.
It brings to the federal department
of agriculture and the agricultural
college the farmers' viewpoint, and
likewise serves as an agency through
which the services of these great
public institutions can be made read
ily available to the people. It serves
to develop and popularize the best
known practioes in agriculture and
home economics. The Fann Bureau
is a non-partisan, non-secret, organ
ization representing the whole farm
population, men, women, and child
ren. The county Farm Bureau, the state
Farm Bureau and the American Farm
Bureau Federation are striving to cut
out waste in marketing by co-operation.
They are trying to bring about
Rrain marketing through the U. S.
Grain Growers, Inc., by signing up
five year contracts for all their grain.
They are promoting co-operative live
stock marketing through the National
Livestock Producers' Association re
cently established and cotton market
ing through the American Cotton
Growers Exchange. A farmers' na
tional Dairy Marketing Committee of
Eleven is working out a plan for co
operative Dairy Marketing. The veg
table growers, fruit growers, and
wool growers are organizing for effi
cient selling, for self-protection, for
the betterment of civilization.
I am offering for sate the follow
ing: l dining table, l kitchen cab
inet, I leather bed davenport, 2 rock
ers, I iron single cot. J. E. Maxwell.
Illinois Woman May Succeed Father b Congress
Mm Wmnifred M. Huck is the Republican nominee to succeed
her father in Congress, the late William E. Mason. Photo show Mr.
Huck and her children at breakfast.
Rev. M A. MATTHEWS
The country is not suffering
from bad citizens. No country
ever suttered from such. Our
country is suffering from the bad"
citizenship of good citizens. Com
munities, states, and nations have
no better government than the
negligent citizen produces. The
responsibility for bad government
rests upon the negligent citizen,
the absentee from the ballot box,
and the man who is dodging his
The business man and the bank
er use everv nssible means to es-
cape jury duty. They are traitors
iu gooa government, iou near
business and professional men say
that they are not interested in pol
itics; that they are not politicians.
Then, they are responsible for all
the errors in government and cor
ruption in office. It is impossible
for a taxpayer, a home owner, an
honest man to stay out of politics.
If he stays out of politics, he is a
traitor to government, an enemy
to his home, and he is a burden to
all the other taxpayers. Because
of his neglect to perform his duty,
he increases the taxes of all the
What is politics? It is the
science of good government. Then
every man, woman, and child
ought to be forced to study the
science of government. And ev
ery man ought to be a practical,
common seme, persistent, cour
ageous, everlasting politician.
When men get so pious, so good,
and so busy that they cannot af
ford to perform their plain politi
cal and civic duties they become
a curse to society, a menace in
government, a burden to the tax
payer, a blight on citizenship, and
a stench in the nostrils of God.
. The average business man is a
consummate coward, and it is his
infamous cowardice that has
plunged this country into innum
erable errors. Out of the coward
ice of business men we have filled
the legislatures and the Congress
of the United States with spine
less men ; consequently, we legis
late under the whip lash of a party
mrster or we fail to legislate be
cause of timidity and cowardice.
The common oublic is unrenrA.
sented and suffers untold burdens
because of the bad citizenshin of
I good citizens.
science of government. The