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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1923.
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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 jdvertiscnwnts in a newspaper are mote full of knowledge In respect to what it going on in a stn
or community than the editorial columns are, Htmj Vmi I
or community than the editorial columns arc. Hon) Wmi Bmaa.
BoKtBw at Bagdad
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EDUCATION is a matter of experience not of observation.
Thirtv years ago a professior of economics in one of our
leading universities made the statement that 90 of all the
money invested in advertising was lost, and attempted to prove
his observation by the statistics of commercial failures.
That professor is today one of the most famous educators
in the country. He is famous because he grew by experience
to repudiate his youthful observation. He now reverses the
faulty findings of his youth and today declares that 90 of
the commercial failures are due either to the failure to advertise
or to false or faulty advertising.
If your advertisement says you have all wool goods and
you've only wool, the time will come when you will be
found out. When that time comes all the advertising in the
world wonV save you. The public will call your middle name
"Fake" and view you with mistrust.
The streets of Bagdad are lined with beggars, men who
tried to live by trick and failed. Back of these beggars who
crowd the curb are long lines of little stalls where tricksters
ply all the arts of trade. Everyone views the other with sus
picion and every customer looks upon the tradesman with sus
picion. There is no such thing as a stabilized commodity
among them. There are no great department stores in Bagdad,
no great clothing merchants, no hardware houses that carry
the trademark stamp that assures you that what you get is all
it is claimed to be.
Here in this country, our manufacturers, men of character,
put integrity into their product. They advertise the product
for just what it is tha't, no less and no more. So you go into a
store here or a thousand miles from here and ask for the com
modity that YOU KNOW. You know about it. You don't
even have to have it unwrapped ; you are willing to take jt in
its original package with the seal unbroken; trade unsight,
unseen. This you do because it has been advertised.
Every merchant who does not advertise or who cannot ad
vertise honestly will always conduct a business of Bagdad
booth proportions. He will always be a little shop keeper,
doing a dinky little business. He's the fellow who always
offers you "something just as good."
Just as the local merchant will always remain the little
merchant, if he does not advertise honestly, so does the manu
facturer remain a little manufacturer, conducting a little busi
ness, if he attempts to distribute a commodity without adver
tising. Advertising will build his business in proportion to the
public need which he meets and the reliability of his own state
ment about that which he has to sell. No business can grow
great without advertising and it will grow great only in propor
tion to the amount and character of the advertising which It
does. No business can grow great without honest advertising.
YOU you and me, just average buyers. What shall we
buy? Shall we buy of the Bagdad merchant and take the stuff
without the sterling stamp?
The intelligent purchaser buys through his merchant the
commodities that are NATIONALLY ADVERTISED be
cause he knows that experience has taught the business
builders that a false statement about their goods means death
to their business.
Your Bagdad merchant will size you up and charge you
what he thinks he can get. You can dicker and barter with him.
He's a many priced man. lie begins on a high price and
reluctantly comes down step by step to meet you.
That's what your little shop keeper who does not advertise
will do. He is not a fixed price man. That is what he does
with the substitute, the "just as good" article.
Go to the reputable merchant, ask for the nationally adver
tised commodity, the manufacturer has stamped the price
where you can see it, and there you get PROTECTION.
If you are an intelligent buyer you will buy of the local
merchant that advertises because he is the fellow who is
willing to stand or fall by the public printed statement he
Be WISE and buy the nationally advertised commodity
from the local advertising merchant and leave it to the foolish
to buy at Bagdad. By Richard Lhyi Junes.
Jq Poem by
Of anything that cornea my way,
I've been inclined to taste. . . . It's
been my privilege to see that nothin'
goes to waste an' when a feller
boosts me, from the bigness of his
heart, I tell him that Pm "much o
bleeged." ... 1 allers do my part
If I get in a mud-hole an my
neighbor pulls me out, Pm apt to do
the same fer him it's only turn
about. ... I never let a favor pass
without a recompense, as any other
man would do, that's got a lick of
sense. . . .
But, when it comes to givln "tips"
there's a principle- at stake. . . Their
blame extorted hand-out is a holdup
an a fuke! I try to pay my hired
help the wages that's their due, but
as to further dividends, I'm a tight
wad through an through!
Tbey bait me in the varnished kyars
an' places where I eat. . , They flatter
me from every hand you never seen
the beatl They even call me "Sena
tor" when I am off the range, and
that's why Pm so devilishly slow in
part in with my change!
Where Klan h Charged With Murder,
Reduced Yolume of Applications to U. S. Farm Loan
Board and Voluntary Repayments Shows
Wonderful Strength of Na
Written Specially for The Gazette-Times by ROBERT FULLER,
"The reduced volume of application
for Farm and Livestock Loans clear
ly reflects the improvement that has
I taken place in banking and agricul-
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NATION'S industrial situa
tion shows itself, as a rule,
in the statements issued by
the banks of the country.
Thus, periods of prosperity are marked
by increases in commercial as well as sav
ings deposits. Periods of readjustment,
with their accompanying problems of un
employment, show themselves in a de
cline of commercial deposits and a slight
change of savings deposits. And as
times become better and the future looms
big with possibilities, bank deposits grow
again and business comes to life.
As we look ahead the best advice that
this bank can give is: "GET YOUR
FINANCES WELL IN HAND.
BUILD UP YOUR CHECKING AG
COUNT. PREPARE YOURSELF TO
MEET OPPORTUNITY WITH A
CASH RESERVE AND CREDIT POS
SIBILITIES." FARMERS & STOCKGROWERS
! tural conditions generally. The acute
phases of the crises of 1920-21 are
now happily past," says Managing
Director Eugene Meyer, Jr., in his
annual report of the U. S. War, Fi
nance Corporation, just issued.
"The farmer and stockman are not
yet completely out of the woods, but,
in spite of local difficulties here and
there, and unsatisfactory markets for
some commodities, their position on
the whole has been greatly streng
thened. "They are still suffering from a
burden of debt, the aftermath of the
crisis, and some thousands of bank
ing institutions in the country dis
tricts are still in an over-extended
condition. But probably at no time
in our history has there been so rap
id and extensive an improvement in
our economic condition as during the
past eighteen months.
"The repayments received by the
corporation have demonstrated in e
i striking way the ability of the Amer-
i ican farmer to weather the worst
storms of economic adversity. As
early as January in 1922, repayments
on agricultural and livestock loans
reached a total for the month of
nearly $2,000,000. By March the
amount had increased to (9,500,000
and from then on fluctuated between
$9,000,000 and $12,000,000 a month,
until, in October and November, they
averaged more than $15,000,000.
"Altogether, more than $109,000,000
or 41 per cent of the amounts ad
vanced, has been repaid on the cor
poration's agricultural and livestock
loans. These repayments represent
voluntary liquidation and a consid
erable number of them were made ir
advance of due dates.
"The peak of applications the
largest number was reached in the
latter part of December, 1921, when
in one week 499 applications were
received from banking institutions
and livestock loan companies for
amounts aggregating more than $13,
"Until late in February they aver-
aged more than 300 a week for
amounts ranging from $7,000,000 to
'From that time on there was a
constant decline both m the num
ber of applications and in the
To November 30, 1922, the cor
poration approved advances for ag
ricultural and livestock purposes to
taling $433,447,000 in 37 States
$182,859,000 to 4,400 banking insti
tutions in 37 States; $77,761,000 to
113 livestock loan companies, old and
new, in 21 States, and $172327,000 to
32 cooperative marketing associations
in 20 States.
Of the amounts approved $265,-
598,000 had been actually advanced
to November 30, 1922 $168,258,000
to banking institutions, $73,452,000 to
livestock loan companies, and $23,-
888,000 to cooperative marketing as
"Repayments received by the cor
poration to November 30, 1922, on
account of these loans totaled $109,
938,000, of which $71,243,000 was re
paid by banking institutions, $24,-
129,000 by livestock loan companies,
and $14,o66,000 by cooperative mar
keting associations, leaving a balance
outstanding of $155,660,000."
LAU6M AMP TMe WORLD IAOC7HS
VflTM YCM- NEVER LAUGH
A HO THE VJOfiLO LAUGHS
AT YOU -
'1 Kaiser and BrtdeJ
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Michigan Representative Advance!
Proposal to Pay Soldiers From
Revenue on Booze.
Comes Representative Brennan, re
publican, of Michigan, with a pro
posal to legalize the sale of 6 per
cent beer, the revenue thus derived to
be used in paying the soldiers' bonus.
Mr. Brennan introduced a joint
resolution in the house Friday to
amend the constitution so that the
sale of beer will be permitted. He
talks of "strict regulation without
permitting the return of the saloon,"
and says "strict regulation without
permitting an adjusted compensation
act seems to be more remote than
A tax of 20 cents a gallon on beer,
according to) Mr. Btennan, would
raise revenue of between $500,000,000
and $600,000,000 a year and enable
congress to pass a bonus bill more
generous and satisfactory than that
vetoed by President Harding.
"Nor should the federal govern
ment have any qualms about collect
ing revenue that is now going into
the pockets of bootleggers and rum
runners." Mr. Brennan concludes.
If anyone at the outset suspected
that Mr. Brennan's resolution was
more in the interest of booze than
of the bonus, his concluding words
would cause that suspicion to grow
and wax fat until it assumed the
proportions of a fixed opinion.
Prohibition Is a moral Issue that
has been settled, we believe, for all
time to come.
The bonus bill Is a political issue,
raised by politicians, we believe, to
further their own political ends.
We believe that if the question of
a monetary compensation for their
services In the world war were put
up to the men who followed the stars
and stripes across the Atlantic they
would overwhelmingly oppose it.
But we know that if they were told
this money was to come from reven
ue derived by legalizing a curse that
prostitutes man and beggars women
and children they would spurn it as
something unclean and resent the
proffer as an insult. The same man
ly spirit and regard for the welfare
of humanity that actuated them when
they offered their lives on the battle
fields of Europe would manifest itself
in their refusal to accept in any
form a compensation moistened by
the tears of the helpless and tainted
by the touch of iniquity.
Mr, Brennan's talk of "strict regu
lation without permitting the return
of the saloon" is a platitude that ill
becomes a man honored with a seat
in the congress of the United States.
It deceives nobody. Years of expert
ence have proven conclusively that
"regulation" as applied to a liquor
dftipensary of any form la a mis
The amount of money "going into
the pockets of bootleggers and rum
runners" is inconsequential when
compared with the amount of money
that passed through the hands of
liquor dealers in the days when the
vice was legalized and defied "regu
lation." And, what is more encour
aging, the trade of the bootlegger
has become so hazardous that their
number is decreasing daily. There
are now almost as many of them in
jail as there are out. The efforts of
prohibition have been o beneficial
and the demand for whisky has de
creased to Buch extent that by the
time the 10-year-old child of today
attains its majority the illegal liquor
vendor will have gone the way of the
The liquor traffic is dead. The
bonus bill may be only sleeping, but
if it is ever revived it will not be by
Louisiana is all astir in the re- lake near Mer Rouge. The murder
covery of the' bodies of F. W t" heZ? charfd agair8t tK Ku
' Mux Klan . Picture shows divers
Daniels and T. F Richards from a searchinir for the bodies.
coupling it with a vice that would
be repudiated almost unanimously by
the boys whose love for the union and
the people composing it impelled
them to answer the call to arms and
rush to defense of the flag.
We would not do Representative
Brennan an injustice, but his own
words inspire the thought that he is
more interested in booxe than he Is
I will hold a publci sale at my
place in southeast Hcppner on Sat
urday, Jan. 13, 1923, at 1:30 p. m., of
farming implements and toots. All
useful articles. Sale will be con
ducted by E. J. Keller.
E. C. WAT KINS.
Miss Margaret Brown of Baker ar
rived at Heppner on Sundny and is
now at work in the Farmers A Stock
growrs Nutional Bank as bookkeeper.
Miss Brown aa in charge of the of
fice work for Oxman & Harrington
at this place when that firm was
working out their contrac tof grading
on the Willow creek highway.
Once we saw a pluy called The Ser
vant In the House. The servant was
a crude but indisputable sufferer who
was honest and who brought home to
the other characters the spirit of the
Redeemer. Once he said to one of
the other men: "Did you ever 'ear of
'ell?" and the other man said "Yes."
"Then go there," retorted the man of
mystery. And thus the skilled writer
put over a thought that if he had
been honest he would have been
forced to suppress. It would never
have done in this bent of literature,
to allow a man to tell another man to
go to hell. Shocking! The holier
than thous would have been in arms,
and the censors would have got busy,
those men who would regulate our
lives and teach us that hypocrisy and
not plain dealing Is the chtcfcHt aim
In life. Heigho.
Farm Bureau's New President
Thi, hat and scarf of plain
brushed camel's hair ii appropriate
for all kind of winter and ipring
sport wear. It is the new year
ahowing of the Style Service de
jigner, in New York. The bat and
scarf are soft and warm and are
obtainable in varying shades from
burned desert sand to tropical blues.
They are comfortable and flatter
uig as you can see.
It ta wfth prVJe that this news
paper publishes this first picture of
Ihe former ICakr and his new
bridt. Through the Publishers
Autocaater Servlot of New York,
which serves this newspaper, this
picture was obtained from a tireless
photographer in Holland, who after
four weeks snapped this picture
from the top of.a.tree. without. being
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Another "dirt" farmer is the
choice of the American Farm Bur
eau Federation for its second prcsi
(lcnt.tOscar E. Bradfute. of Ohio,
talkes up the work where the Fed
eration's first president, "Jim" How
ard, of Iowa, leaves oft He will
have as his vice-president, Dr. W
U. Walker, of California. Mr.
Rradlute is a stockman and fanner,
living on the old homcplacc his
Krandfather settled on near Xcnia,
Ohio. He specializes in pure bred
stock He is also one of the trustees
of the Ohio Slate University.
, D.D. LLD. '
CHEAPNESS OF HUMAN LIFE.
Human life is too cheap. In fact,
it is the cheapest thing in the world.
You spend millions and hundreds of
millions to protect your property.
You spend millions to protect your
cattle, develop your cattle, and to
save them from discaso and the ene
mies that destroy their commercial
You permit 300,000 babies to die in
America every year because you make
no provision to save them. You per
mit hundreds of thousands to be
maimed and diseased and killed by
carelessness, Inefficiency, because of
lack of protection and mechanical
provision for their safety. You killed
53,000 people in America last year
with the automobile. What are you
going to do to remedy this horrible
You should teach the people the
sacredness of human life You
should demand the recognition of
man's right to live. You should en
force the law and make every store,
factory, Hhop, nnd institution, whore
men are employed Install every safo
ty device for the protection of human
You should enact by Congress a
law that would guurnnteo to every
new-born bubo tho sustenance, milk,
medical attention, environment, and
the protection noccKHury to save its
little life, You should provide means
for the mothers whereby they might
have food nnd nourishment, educa
tion, protection nnd direction while
they ure passing through the sacred
hours of motherhood.
Save tho lives of tho people.
The birth rate has dncreaned; the
death rate Is rapidly Increasing.
Let us blot out thlit carelessness
murderous cnrcleHKnpHM, and create
In tho heart of everyone a love of
life, and a willingness to protect the
Uvei of otheri,