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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEPPNER. OREGON, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1922
The Gazette -Times
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PubllVi ry Tburtd.y Moraine by VASTER AXD SPEXCER CRAWFORD and entered at the post
office t Heppner, Ore job a aecoBd-claaa matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR MORROW COUNTY
CLOSE THE rORTS TO BARROOMS
By Richard Lloyd Jones
Law breaking has alwavs been looked upon by
the brewers and distillers as their particular privil
ege in this country.' Bootlegging is not an inven
tion of prohibition davs. it is an old practice.
When national prohibition seemed remote or im-.
probable, the booze people bitterly opposed county
option. If i county went dry, they saw to it that
the law was violated and the bootlegger booted the
When states began to go dry, the booze people
then said they favored county option, but not state
action. Still they saw to it that booze, was smuggled
in over the state line.
The nation went dry. That took in a lot of terri
tory. Now the booze people say they are for state
prohibition but not national. They are always
somewhere behind the procession.
The liquor people have always broken the law.
Now they have found that the government itself
has broken its own law. lnat delights tnem.
Always tireless in their efforts to sustain their
nefarious business, the liquor people neraia me
fact that they have the government itself in a hope
lessly illogical situation because barrooms are be
ing conducted and booze sold on United States
ships at sea.
They are right about this. The government has
broken its own law. But the announcement of this
fact is not going to bring the booze business back,
On the other hand, the booze people are begin
ning to wish they hadn't mentioned it. It promises
to widen the dry territory rather than widen the wet.
The American Shipping Board has attempted to
justify its toleration of infringement of the Federal
law on American ships at sea by declaring that we
cannot compete with European ships if we do not
have barroom accomodations while the foreign
That brings the suggestion that disturbs the
liquor people. The United States shall not admit
to any ports any vessel under any flag that is
equipped with a barroom or that retails spirituous
liquors and beers.
Could that be done? There is not a nation in all
the world today that can afford to suspend com
merce with America. European and Asiatic coua
tries alike are economically dependent upon com
merce with America.
Already many European countries are observing
the better banking and trade conditions and the
lessening jail records in the United States since
prohibition went into effect. Foreign countries are
seriously considering following in our footsteps.
To force their ships to go dry, as we can, will only
emphasize the issue in foreign lands.
It is by no means improbable that this will be
the next telling step toward making the whole world
THE NEW TARIFF
Eyery farmer, market gardener, fruit grower and
live stock man knows the unwarranted and extor
tionate prices often charged consumers for dairy,
arm, garden and orchard products. They know
they are not m any way responsible for this prof
iteering, although it is represented to the consumer
that they are. They know because of this misrep
resentation the farming classes are unjustly re
garded by many people to be a class of "robbers,"
who are getting rich at the expense of the buying
Exactly the same "game" is being worked in coa
nection with the tariff as has been worked these
many years in connection with prices charged con
sumers for farm products. These interests which
are the real profiteers, which thrive and fatten by
charging the consumer all the traffic will bear and
seek to escape responsibility by shifting the blame
to someone else, are the ones who are now claiming
the tariff will necessitate a tremendous increase in
They are going to charge the consumer all they
think he will stand and attribute the increased
charges to the tariff rather-than to their own inor
dinate greed and their ability, in many cases, to
"get away with it." If "robber" prices are now
charged the American consumer they can no more
be attributed justly to the protective tariff than the
extortionate prices charged the consumer for farm
products and the blame attributed to the farmer.
The consumer is aware that there are certain in
terests which never let an opportunity go by to
boost prices. If there is a report of a late cold
snap, there is an immediate boost in prices of food
and fruit and canned goods upon the ground that
all the season s prospective crop is killed and there
is bound to be a scarcity, if there is a threatened
railroad strike, prices are boosted upon the plea
that there may be such a suspension of transports.
tion that it will be impossible to keep up the nor
mal supply of goods. If there is a coal strike,
prices are boosted, notwithstanding the fact that
there may he an immense quantity of coal in stor
age. Illustrations could be multiplied indefinitely,
The American consumer is perfectly aware of these
gross abuses. He is perfectly aware that he is the
helpless victim of this indefensible practice.
In a great many cases these interests which have
always seized every opportunity and excuse to in
crease prices in order to enrich themselves, are
now launching a price boosting campaign upon ihe
plea that the protective tariff makes it necessary
for them to do so. in this campaign to mulct the
buying public they are being assisted at every point
by the Democratic party by its literature and in its
speakers. The purpose of the interests in promot
ing this campaign is to enrich themselves. The
purpose of the Democratic party in promoting this
campaign is to make political capital which they
hope will reap mem reasonable returns in the way
of an increase in representation in Congress. The
profiteering interests and the Democratic party are
working hand in glove, the first to bilk the public
and the second to claim that such bilking is neces
sary under a protective tariff, and the people's hope
of relief is through the election of a Democratic
Congress that will repeal the protective tariff and
re-enact free trade.
The piwr that the new tariff duties will not nec
essitate an increase in retail prices is furnished by
the enemies of the tariff bill themselves. They
claim on one hand that the new duties will not
amount to more than $400,000,000 a year, a state
ment which is approximately correct. Then they
claim that the new duties will add $3,000,000,000
or more to the living costs of the country. This!
makes the increase in living costs, which they at-.
tribute to the tariff, 700 per cent more than all the
tariff duties combined. Obviously, an increase in
retail prices of $3,000,000,000 cannot be charged
up against tariff duties which amount to only $400,
000,000. It is the same story with which the farm
er and consumer are already familiar, an arbitrary
boosting of prices between the time goods leave the
producer and the time they reach the consumer, so
that the consumer is charged several hundred per
cent more for the goods than the producer was paid
for them. t
While political questions have not been receiving
a great deal of attention in Morrow county, the can
didates are beginning to move about, and soon the
pot will be boiling. All candidates seem to be
pledged to tax reduction; promise to use their good
business sense in combating all bills and measures
that might possibly lead to an. increase in the tax
burden, so whoever may succeed in winning out at
the polls we are assured at this stage of the game
that we shall have no further increase in tax burdens.
Milk contests conducted by the United States De
partment of Agriculture have been highly beneficial
in a number of western states, sufficiently so to give
the cue to local authorities where communities are
interested in the character of their milk supply.
The movement is so simple it can be put into
operation by the local health boards or the author
ized health doctor of any village.
Samples of milk supplied by different dealers are
taken occasionally without warning, bacterial
counts are taken, and the milk scores are then made
public in the columns of the home town newspaper.
It is found milk dealers do not like to be sur
prised and dirty milk found on their wagons, par
ticularly when they know the results are to be
We learn that in Long Beach, Calif., the average
bacterial count in the first contest was 1 18,238. In
the last contest it was down to 11,823. The milk
sold figured 71.56 and after the last contest the
scale was raised to 90.67. It was the same in Los
Angeles and Riverside.
It is quite evident that as soon as the surprise
milk contests become a recognized factor milk
dealers invariably improve their milk supply.
This means much to the child life of the nation.
The country generally would be better off if more
government money were spent in work of this char
acter and less in political log rolling.
This newspaper has persistently stood for the ex
penditures of government monies both locally and
in the state and nation aimed at lowering the death
The people's monies should be spent for their
good. Advertising is the answer.
The trouble with Mr. Pierce as a legislator was
that his ideas were impractical. He introduced
more bills than any ohter senator in every legisla
ture of which he was a member. Some had merit
and were enacted into law, but most of his meas
ures were of that impractical type which if passed
would have authorized wasteful expense aggregat
ing huge sume. Oregon Voter. '
We shall have lower taxes when we have state,
county and school governments which find ways
and means to get along on less income not before,
We shall have such economizing governments when
we have a public determined to enforce economy
upon its disbursers of taxes not before. We shall
have a public determined to enforce economy only
when it refuses to heed the appeal of this or that
or the other group for this, or that,, or the other im
provement or innvation or service or whatever it is
that the public is persuaded it must have.
We need political leaders pledged to economy
and business efficiency in government, not political
"persuaders" seeking to put something new over
on the people, thus swelling the tax bill and creat
ing more offices. Ihe Manufacturer.
NEAR FAITH HEALING
Following the heels of near beer we are now to
have near Christian Science. Evidently both medi
cine and the church have failed to withstand the
inroads made by advocates of faith and mind heal
It is only a handful of years since Mrs. Eddy's
pronouncement caused the world to ridicule, but
from the tree thus brought to blossom there soon
sprang innumerable offshoots and gradually the
theory of "mind over matter" began to force its
Ch aria tons there were aplenty, but bit by bit the
barriers of meihcal conservatism were broken down
and now there are signs of modification on the part
of the churches.
The latest concession to the newer thought comes
in the establishing in New York City of a psycho-
medical hospital to be headed by Dr. Edward S
Cowles, expert on pyscho-therapy and psychopatho
logy just appointed to the Episcopal Church Com
mission on the Ministry of Healing.
The institution is to be backed by some of the
most eminent ministers, physicians and sociologists
in the United States. It will permit simultaneous
treatment of physical and mental ailments.
Through medical experts and ministerial faith
healers, Dr. Cowles says the hospital will be the
means of breaking up the work of "half baked re
ligious enthusiasts and faith healing pretenders."
There will be wards for philosophers, clergymen,
medical experts, psychoanalysts, metaphysicians,
sociologists, Christian Scientists, Emanuelists and
every denomination of healers.
When the doctors find patients who fail to re
spond to treatment for physical ailments, they will
collaborate with healers who will be given a chance
to practice their curative theories.
Perhaps out or the compromise or amalgamation
may come a greater longevity for humanity which
has been so battered from pillar to post by con
flicting theories of religion and treatment of human
Mr. M. L. Weaver Is vaUran of
the World War, served with the 30th
Engineers (forestry branch). He Is
described as 82 years of age, five ft
fire inches in height, weight about
one hundred and forty pounds, dark
brown hair, dark blue eyes, rather
full faced, and has one thumb dis
figured by an accident. Any informa
tion furnished will be appreciated by
the American Legion. Address com
munications to State Headquarters,
American Legion, 269 Washington St,
We met an old mess sergeant of
ours the other day and he informed
us that he was now the proud posses
sor of three kiddies. "And when de
you expect the fourth?" we queried.
"Nix, nix", he muttered. "I read the
other day where every fourth child
born in the United States was Chi
nese." Pacific Legion.
Myrtle Wood bowls and candle
sticks will combine with Oregon
grape in the decoration of "Oregon
table" at the banquet of the states at
The American Legion convention at
New Orleans, October 16-20.
A fine display of Oregon products
has been arranged by Mrs. Robert C.
Dillard of Marshfield, including Coos
county cheese, Hood River, apples,
etc. Mrs. Dilard has been appointed
by the President of the American
Legion auxiliary of this state to pre
sent to the National Convention of
the womens' organisation when it
convenes in the "old port" city,
beautiful myrtle wood gavel and block
made from myrtle from Oregon woods
has taken entire charge
of the Scrviner Black
Lame and interfering
' Phone 512, Heppner
The people of Alpine would like to have the Lex-
ineton-Jarmon market road completed, and there
ought to be some way to provide the means of doing
it. Sixteen miles to the county line to connect Wil
low creek highway up with Butter creek and the
Columbia highway, makes this an important piece
DO YOU ENJOY SHELL
Served in any style to
Our Sunday dinner should
also attract you on these
warm summer days.
Bring the '-Ife and have
dinner with us.
Gilliam & Bisbees
j& Column j&
Come in and get the County
Agent's machine for the dry treat
ment of your wheat Copper" Car
bonate. The work is perfectly
done and economically. Get your
order in early as it takes some
time to make one.
We have sold all kinds of grain
drills and have decided that the
Kentucky double-run feed is the
best suited for this territory.
Come in and look them over for
The Revolving weeder is the
one that gets the weeds.
If your are going to use the dry
treatment for your seed wheat,
you can not afford to pass up the
for the use in future conventions.
"The Legion's mission". A glance
through the resolutions, adopted by
The American Legion convention in
Oregon, discloses that a heavy per
centage concern matters of vital in
terest to disabled veterans. The dis
abled service man has always been
the first thought of The American
Legion, despite the fact that those
who fear the power of clean, virile,
manhood expressed through this or
ganisation of veterans have labored
long and hard to create the impres
sion that the American Legion is com
posed of grafting self-seekers.
Don't forget! A smile, a handshake,
cheery word, flowrs, candy, ciga
rettesthese little things mean so
much to our buddies to whom a little
white bed in a big white room is
"They only know the days are long
the war is ever near." Pacific Le
gion. FOR SALS Gasoline wood saw In
first class condition. Price 175.00.
Can be seen at store of Peoples Hard
ware Co, Heppner.
October Special Weed tire chains,
site 80x3ft, regular $4; extra heavy,
S5, at Heppner Garage.
Judfe Gilbert W. I hclps was over I ill llllillllll!IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIilllllllllllIlllllU!Ullllini!l!l!n!!!llllliiIl!l
from Vt ndleton on Friday and held an s 5
adjourned terra of court, clearing the i
docket of cases that were ready for
settlement and dismissal. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Phelps, who en
joyed a visit with friends here.
Jwk for this sfen
at Carets gad ether dealers
They will Sush yeur creakesse with
Calol Flushing Oil safe, thorough
sod refill with Zsroleae let Cat
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
1 MlillllM 1
WILL you have
s your old suit I
I fixed up, or buy a I
new one? Either I
I way, see f
I Lloyd Hutchinson I
I liiiiiM i
Gilliam & Bisbee
I have secured the STUDEBAKER Agency
for this territory and will be able to
supply this popular car.
The LIGHT SIX at . $1,190.00
The SPECIAL SIX at $1,525.00 ,
The BIG SIX at . . . $1,950.00
The Light Six at this price is the best car bar
gain for this country. These prices
are for delivery here.
KARL L BEACH, Lexington, Oregon
I Central Market I
f FRESH AND CURED MEATS
1 Fish In Season
ITake home a bucket of our lard. It I
I is a Heppner product and is as
good as the best.
We have just received a large shipment, consisting of
several styles and including the "COLONIAL,"
which is one of the new Consul models.
The BRUNSWICK Plays All Records
Come In For Demonstration
Brunswick October Records Now On Sale
You want to hear "Rock Me in My Swanee Cradle"
Brunswick No. 2296
I Sherman-Clay & Co.'s Representative, at
; Harwoods Jewelry
' Odd Fellows Bldg., Heppner .:
Sheet Music Phonographs Records
Sam Hughes Co.
Phone Main 962
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