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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEFPNER. OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 14. 1921
The Gazette -Times
THE nm-NER GAZETTE. EtakU.k4 M.rck SO. 1S97. I CcB9oUd,M Fekru.ry 15, 1912.
THE IlEri'NI.R TIMES. EsUk Ukwl November 18, 1SS2.
paiiihfi fry Thurfday Morning ky VAWTFR AND SPENCER CRAWFORD and tntercd t the post
offic. lit Hoppiier, Oregon $ Mtond-eUss matter.
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR MORROW COUNTY
The Light Maker
B;- Richard Liovd Jones
We were groping our ay across the street inter
section which was hidden in the pitch blackness
of a moonless midnight when we were startled by
the rattle of the dead arc-lamp above us. Then we
heard the creak of the pulley that held it and we
knew that somewhere close to us in that dark still
ness was a man feeding out the rope to lower the
lamp to the street level. We waited and watched.
Presently a flash lamp was laid on the ground and
revealed the lame lamp and its doctor. By the dim
reflection we saw him place a platform which he
presently mounted and then went to work.
Walking toward him we announced our approach
by the inquiry, "I suppose that step you are stand
ing on is insulated?''
"Yes," he replied.
"With glass knobs?" we observed by way of
making conversation to glean a morsel of elec
"Stand back a little," he said, ' the wind might
sweep the lamp over to you, and you're on the
"I suppose you are perfectly safe on your plat
form?" was our next feeler.
"Safe as long as I use but one hand at a time,"
he said. "By using two hands I can easily make a
short circuit through my body."
"That would kill you of course?" we added
"Maybe not," he replied.
"It isn't the instant shock that kills but the con
tinued shock. The current cooks the blood cells.
If enough of the blood cells become cooked that
the other cells cannot cure them, you die. But if
most of your blood cells are left normal you will
live. 1 short-circuited a current that was three
times the voltage here. It was so great that in
stead of holding me it repelled me; it threw me to
the ground. I was unconscious many hours. But
as you see, I was not killed. The burning process
did not last long enough."
"Does this street meet with Jenifer down here?"
he said, pointing to an arc a block below. "I am
not much acquainted about this district. I am a
student. Good night," he said, and he was off to
lighten up the dark highways of men.
We didn't learn much about electricity in that
curb talk in the midnight hour, but w e learned again
the scholar's duty.
He is a wasteful student who does not use that
which he knows for the benefit of other men. It is
the soldier scholar who serves, and who justifies
the universities of the world. The man who finds
in culture only a source of self-gratification, who is
contented w ith the mere possession of culture, who
is not impatient to use it, who is unwilling to take
the risk of getf'ng short-circuited in the currents of
life that he might while he lives do his part to light
up the dark avenues of the world, is not living true
to the highest purposes of life. He serves a high
service who goes about alone, cautions, but fearless
spreading light in this still dark and troubled world,
and giving it without the applause of those who
profit by it and who never see the good deed done.
Along the dark and silent pathway in that mid
night hour that student was putting into practice
the highest preachment in life. Willingness to do
some good unseen, some good that brightens the
pathway of others is the soldier service open to all.
If each of us would mend a lamp or light a lamp,
risk a little to do a little for the common good, this
old world would fast grow better and seem much
I !airy Herdsman Need Training.
j Handling dairy eattle right, a big
' factor in getting the ke?t returns for
the money invested, calls for both
training and experience Thosa can
be had by a few dairymen who en
roll for the dairy herdsmen's coarse
at O. A. C. Jan. 2, to June 10.
The students will be taught how
to house, feed, water, grate, corral,
stable, groom, milk and keep in thriv
ing condition the cows on which pro
fit in dairying depends. Each nan
takes five cows and a certain number
of calves which he must bring
through in good shape. He will be
told how best to do each bit of the
whole job, and spend most of his time
doing it under supervision of (killed
"The college aims to give enough
experince to every student that at the
end of the term it will not ba lack
of experience if he is unable to do the
work required of him by practical
breeders," says P. M. Brandt, head
of dairy husbandry.
Up and at work by half past four
in the morning, and from thea on
till 6 or 8 in the evening with alter
nate herd work, rest and instruction
the herdsmen are at it. This program
is daily for 5H months.
Accepting the Situation
One-of the best traits of the American people is
calmness and good nature with which they accept
the results of elections. It is not considered good
form for defeated candidates and their supporters
to show feeling. They are supposed to take a lick
ing as good sports, and to turn up the next day with
a smile. The average man whose party was beaten
reflects that things seem to go on a good deal the
same, no matter which crowd runs things. While
he feels disappointed that the majority could not
agree with him, yet he admits that his party must
have made mistakes, alienated independent voters,
or it would not have encountered the adverse ver
dict. There is lacking the sullen spirit that keeps
many foreign countries seething after an election
with masses of inflammable people waiting for
some firebrand to come along and apply the
torch to revolt. Also the statesmen never act in as
extreme way in public office as they feel in their
hearts. If a conservative element wins, they rec
ognize the power of progressive movements, and
modify their policies to attract some of those who
are demanding experiments and changes. And if
a radical party wins, they are apt to be sobered by
the responsibilities of power. They discover that
it is quite a different thing to sit on the side lines
and criticise, and get in themselves and make he
complicated machine of business and economics
work smoothly. So although the politicians are al
ways prophesying that the nation will go to smash
unless they are chosen to save it, yet the country
jogs along fairly well, no matter who runs it.
The harvest season for the plumber has arrived;
:ero weather raises coin with water pipes.
When a big disaster of any kind occurs, what is
one of the first facts of which the public is ap
praised? "Plans are being made by the Red Cross
to provide relief for the homeless," or "the Red
Cross workers already have supplies on the ground
to aid in feeding the destitute." Who has not no
ticed that whereever suffering and distress develop
from emergency causes the Greatest Mother in
the World is already organized and functioning on
the job before the individual citizen has time to
realize that need exists. In some sections of this
county the annual roll call campaign has not been
finished, and the above thought is a good one to
bear in mind. East Oregonian.
If It s For A Man GET tJJWfflff
IT AT A MAN'S STORE
EN are only boys grown up es
pecially at Christmas time when
it's easy as sin to tell "just what
they want." There is no reason
why woman should fret and fume over what
to give HIM. Follow his footsteps of filling
past wants and they will lead you HERE
to a man's store. Our practical gifts on dis
play fairly scream out his likes.
All silk cravatst of splendid
did qualities in an unusual ex
tensive variety of new colorful
A low price that suggests the
purchase of mar.y. Boxed as
gifts, 75c, $1.00, $1.25.
They are of cape skin in tan,
brown and black and are fea
tured specially as gifts.
Of sheer linen, damask linen
and voiles an assortment sel
dom to be had at so reasonable
a price. Very remarkable in
MEN'S SILK HOSIERY
Thread silk hosiery in many
two color combinations, brown,
blue or white with black, attrac
tively clocked. All reinforced at
toes and heels.
A Fine Line of House Slippers
Stop in and see our line of Whipcord
Suits the latest creation in Men's
Clothes. Made up for Men and
Young Men in conservative and
D. A. Wilson
A Man's Store for Men
President Campbell Interviewed
University of Oregon, Eugene, Dec.
12 A column interview with Presi
dent P. L. Campbell of the University
of Oregon outlining the endowment
campaign of the institution appeared
in the San Francisco Bulletin for
Nov. 10. The interview was written
by Miss Helen McDonald, a graduate
of the Oregon School of Journalism,
who is on the staff of the Oakland
edition of the Bulletin.
President Campbell visited the Bay
Gilliam & Bisbee's
j& Column j&
Region while en route to the East
on a three weeks' trip to study meth
ods other universities and colleges
have adopted in handling campaigns
for obtaining funds from private
Orchard Management la Big Factor
Some Oregon orchardista make
money out of their orchards and aome
dont. Many factors toils, location,
varieties, marketa and others deter
mine the profits, and management ia
about the most important of all.
All phases of management from cul
tivation to disposal of the crop
spraying, picking, thinning, grading,
parkinfr will be considered in short
courses at O. A. C. January 2-27.
Vegetable gardening for profit un
der Oregon conditions, and study of
Oregon plants and plant diseases will
also be given treatment over the same
Many Visitors at University.
University of Oregon, Eugene, Dec.
12 Five hundred ninety-four visitors
have registered in the guest book in
Alumni Hall in the Woman's Build
ing since October, 1 last Not one
half of the visitors who come sign
their namea in the book. The great
majority of the visitors call at the
temporary museum which houses the
Murray Warner collection of Orien
tal Art objects.
Come in and get the County
Agent's machine for the dry treat
ment of your wheat Copper Or
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
WILL you have I
your old suit f
fixed up, or buy a j
new one? Either I
way, see 1
Keep Pdnicd Vccdwcrk CLEAN
Clean wooden floors, linoleum,
tile, marble, concrete, with
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Makes all house-
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Gilliam & Bisbee
I FRESH AND CURED MEATS I
I Fish In Season I
Take home a bucket of our lard. It 1
is a Heppner product and is as
good as the best.
The story teller's fancy created Hop-o'-My-Thumb
and the seven-league boots
the step of twenty-one miles was the
limit of his imagination.
Accomplishment as wonderful as the
imagery of the fairy tale has followed the
vision of Alexander Graham Bell the
instantaneous transmission of the human
voice a few feet or thousands of miles.
' The seven-league boots exist only in
the minds of "the little folks." Over
33,000,000 conversations a day in the
United States testify to the value and im
portance of the telephone in the elimina
tion of distance in the social and business
activities of a nation.
Every Bell telephone is a Long Distance
The Pacific Telephone
Bring Us Useful Gifts
"WHAT TO GIVE" is the problem per
plexing many people just now. Come here
and let us help you solve it from our stock
of useful gifts.
Nothing is more appreciated than some
thing to wear, and in this department of
our store you will find appropriate gifts
for every member of the family.
YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER
will be a big success if you buy your gro
ceries and delicacies here. Fresh stocks of
everything you will need. Bring us your
Sam Hughes Co.
Phone Main 962
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Don't Buy Your
Until You See
An exceptionally large assortment "at
very moderate prices.
For a Remembrance to HER
one or our
Fancy Boxes of Chocolates
will be appreciated.
Phelps Grocery Company
And Telegraph Company