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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEPPNER. OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1923.
What Shall America Do
With Her Fleet of 1000
Idle Merchant Vessels
Kraalor knot laoa Bolls Dow
KWp RahMv ATDinmtl to Few
Wahinfton. Ffb. , According- to
firtim of Xht United Statei Shipping
Board thf United Stat povjrainpnt
on January 1 ownrd 1.379 merchant
wniwla with a capacity airprefrating
Try ncar'yi 10.000.000 tona. Of this
paTibcr Pft4 if re out of commission.
Thl repreaertcd an id! opacity of
practically 6.000,000 tons. Of the
64 g-oTernmept-owTied merchant vs
aeit tied up at the begining of the
preent year, S"4 are steel cargo
The ahip subsidy question is mere
ly a question of what shall be done
with this tremendous amount of idle
shipping capacity. The problem has
been concisely and accurately stated
by Senator Knute Keison of Minne
nota in a letter written recently to
one of his constituents who is presi
dent of a women's organization at
Red Wing, Minnesota, Senator Kel
"My dear Mrs. Stageberg:
"Your favor of the 24th, relative
to the ahip aubsdiy matter, is at
hand. I think you are laboring under
a misapprehension. The facts are
that during the war and for two years
subsequent to the armistice, at an
expense of upward of three billion
dollars, the government constructed
something like 600 wooden ships,
hastily built, of green timber, nine
teen concret ships of cement, and
something like 1.600 steel ships.
"Of these ships, the wooden ships
turned out to be utterly worthless,
and have been sold in a lump, for a
mere song. The concret ships are
of no value. Of the steel ships, we
have in the neighborhood of 400 in
operation by the government, but we
are operating them at an annual loss
of $50,000,000. In round numbers,
we have on our hands, lying idle and
deteriorating in value, somewhere
aroun done thousand steel ships,
varying from a tonnage of 5,000 up
to 10,000 each.
"The question what to do with these
ships that we now have on hand ia
el a three-fold character: (1) Shall
we try to sell them to our competitors
in Euope, if possible? This would
make it easier for our competitors in
Europe to drive us from the ocean.
f.2) Shall we scrap them, throw them
all into the scrap pile and mark it all
aa a dead loss? (3) Shall we make
an effort to put them afloat under the
American flag and encourage our
own people to buy the ships and op
erate them in competition with the
countries of the old world? This is
th ereal situation of the case.
"Owing to the high cost of living
and the higher wages we pay in this
country to our officers and seamen, it
costs more to operate our ships than
the ships of foreign governments.
and the object of the so-called suV
sidy is to make it possible for our
people to compet with the various
countries of Europe by making up
this difference in cost of operation.
"It is estimated that the subsidy
proposed to our shipping will not ex
ceed $25,000,000 a year. We are row
operating such ships as we have in the
service at a loss of $50,000,000 a year.
This subsidy plan will cut down the
present loss of $50,000,000 a year one
half, and it seems to me that in view
of the situation in view of the fact
that we have a thousand ships ldli
it is our duty as good American citi
zens to aim to put these vessels afloat
and in the service under the Ameri
"The government itself ought to
get out of the business of operating
ships. It has proved as expensive a
iuxury as the government operation
of our railroads.
Ejr ROSS FARQUHAR.
Friday Ma wanted m to carry out
the ah ton it and I set up a job
Vp on hr ami sed I wood
J rarrie out the ashes if
'Jr he wood gro and make
,f me aura candy and
popcorn after aupper.
; 1 She up and say You
fro on anea ana carne
A out the ashes and then
when after supper
comes we will discuss
the other matters. She
be'eaves in the old
proverb about Discus
sion is the best part of
Saturday I seen a
well off man refuse to
pive a poor tramp a
dime for sum coffy this
morning. & how did
he no mebby the poor
feilow was starveing for all he new.
I ast pa what wood you call a man
wuch wood never give a tramp or a
hobo and ect a dime or nothing. And
he replyed and told me he gess you
wood call him Bum Proof he pess.
Sunday Erly this morning ma
awoke pa up and sd to him Pa you
better get up and go down stares I
beleave they are a burgular or sura
buddy down stares or sum thing. Pa
was about hk asleep A he groned a
cupple times and sed Tell him we
dont want nothing this morning. Ma
is telling all the neibor wimmen and
she thinks it is a good joak on pa.
Monday Lizzy Sells witch is a ole
made has got a chance to get mar
ryed with X of the politishuns here
in town ft she has got H a notion to
take him up only she is not sure
weather he is after her hart or after
her vote. So she dont no what to do
about it, My private opinion is she
better take him.
Tuesday My cuxien cum to spend
a visit with are famly and they are
enjoying there visit and pa is afrade
they will like it so well they wont
want to go home. But there is 1
nice thing about them they never
fuss and they tawk so nice to each
other you woodent never think they
was marryed a tall.
Wednesday If pa dont lose his job
on the noosepaper I am eo profit. He
got his hed lines mixed up las week
and where they was a peace rote
aoout a play give by a yung mans
club be got the hed line for a adver
tisement witch was (CHRISTMAS
Thursdays' Pug Stevenses ma das
sent want his sister to study Logar
ithms because she dussent care for
poetry. She thot Logarithims was
songs rote about trees & etc.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Relf Brown, who looks after the
destinies of a band of sheep out on
Butter er-k for hd hvill, was here
today. He states that the January
open spell was a great hay saver for
that part of the county, and that but
very little feeding of sheep has been
done on the Neill place.
STRAYED From my pasture about
Jan. 20th, one bay mare, age 8 years.
weight about 1200; mane was roach
ed last Sept. Branded circle 3 on
left shoulder. Notify C. N. Jones,
Heppner; Phone 29F51.
A. H. Turner takes a lot of intre
est in farmers affairs, and he came
up from lone Saturday to take part in
the Farm Bureau meeting. He raises
wheat extensively on large acreage
out north of lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Keithley were
Eight Mile people in the city over
Saturday and Sunday, returning home
on Monday. Mr. Keithley was for
merly president of the Morrow Coun
ty Farm Bureau.
Emil Carlson, who is rated as one
of the biggest farmers of the Goose
berry section, was here yesterday to
have a talk with the county court
regarding road work in his district
John Johnson of Ridgefield, Wash.,
brother of Mrs. George A. Miller of
Cecil, was in Heppner on Tuesday,
looking after matters pertaining to
the estate of the late G. A. Miller.
Grant Olden and wife and daugh
ter were in the city Saturday from
their farm home west of Rhea creek.
They took in the meeting of the Farm
Bureau at I. O. O. F. hall.
Otto Land strom of Morgan spent a
portion of Saturday in this city and
took in the farmers meeting. He is
one of the successful wheat producers
in his part of the county.
Ernest Heliker is one of the suc
cessful grain producers living near
lone. He was in Heppner Saturday
to attend the meeting of the Morrow
County Farm Bureau.
Percy J arm on raises a lot of alfal
fa down on Little Butter creek. He
was in Heppner on Saturday to trans
act business and attend the farmers
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pad berg, Hepp
ner Flat farmers, were in this city
on Saturday and attended the Farm
Mike Kenny, accompanied by his
attorney, J. J. Nys, went to Portland
Tuesday, where Mr. Kenny is inter
ested in proceedings instituted in the
federal court against him, by Peter
Mclntire, who is represented by F.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gam me 11 of
Lexington spent Saturday in this city
and were present at the farmers
George Peck, successful wheat pro
ducer of Lexington, was in Heppner
Saturday to attend the Farm Bureau
YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING IN
YOUR KEYS AND TRY THEM
IN THE LOCK.
LAST DAY FOR TRYING KEYS
Patterson & Son
Morrow Farm Bureau
(Continued from First Page)
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee held in this city a few weeks
ago, resolutions were adopted rec
ommending that the Morrow County
Farm Bureau withdraw from the state
body. This action was taken by the
committee after a thorough investi
gation of the affairs of the state or-
ganixation, and after becoming con
vinced that the state body was nope
lesslly involved in a financial tangle
for which the local body was not re
sponsible, and which it should not
be calleld on to help straighten out,
as well as a number of other things
unsatisfactory to the committee, and
the recommended that the resolutions
be adopted at the annual meeting.
Upon the reading of the resolutions,
a motion to adopt was made and car
ried unanimously. The local organi
sation will remain out of the state
body until the abuses complained of
have been set right The resolutions
provide that the money paid in for
membership fees will remain in the
treasury of the county organisation,
and that arrangements be made for
the publishing again of the county
farm bureau paper, which was sus
pended when the state organization
went into the publishing business.
Officers elected for the coming year
are: R. W. Turner, president; R. B.
Wilcox, vice-president; J O, Turner,
secretary-treasurer; Jack Hynd, J. O.
Kincaid, Dwight M inner, Ralph Fin
tely, Oscar Keithley, Cecil Warner,
Garnet Barrett and Key Campbell,
We have purchased 122,000 pairs of
U. S. Army Munson laat shoes, sizes
5H to 12 which was the entire surplus
stock of one of the largest U. S. Gov
ernment shoe contractors.
This shoe is guaranteed one hun
dred per cent solid leather, color dark
tan, bellows tongue, dirt and water
proof. The actual value of this shoe
is $6.00. Owing to this tremendous
buy we can offer some to (JO QC
the public at tp.7-
Send correct size. Pay postman on
delivery or send money order. If
shoes are not as represented we will
cheerfuJly refund your money
promptly upon request.
National Bay State Shoe
296 Broadway, New York, N. Y.
WHY BE SICK ?
IF YOU CAN BE WELL? If you suf
fer from CONSTIPATION, from DI
GESTIVE and NERVOUS DISOR
DERS, from COLDS, CATARRH or
and other CHRONIC AILMENTS, read
"EXHUBERANT HEALTH" by Rich
ard Roberts which explains in sim
ple language the fundamental causes
.of all diseases and how they may be
cured Pouplar Edition $1.90
The Brookside Press,
261 E. Colorado St, Pasadena, Calif.
Eastern Oil Concern
Offers to Drill Here
Stockholders of the Northeastern
Oregon Oil Exploration company
which has headquarters at Hermis
ton and which has one well started
there, are enthusiastic over the offer
of the Acme Oil Company of New
York of which Leonard Wood Jr is
president, to join with the Hermiston
company in drilling for oil on the
present site of the well It is not
known whether or not the offer will
be accepted, but it is understood that
if the deal is made between the two
companies, that it will be on an equal
The Hermiston well is one of six
now being started in the west end of
Umatilla county, in Morrow county
and across the Columbia river in the
Washington Horseheaven country.
Geologists are reported to have de
clared that at the George Root farm
near Hermiston, the surface condi
tions indicate the best point The
well is down 130 feet and a small
showing of oil was secured at 106
The Acme Oil company has secured
many leases around that section and
the contracts eall for three oil rigs
to be started by April, two being call
ed for in the Butter creek country.
This company is making arrange
ments through its representative E.
E. Brown, to open offices in Pendle
ton for the sale of stock. It is an
nounced by E. P. Dodd of Hermiston,
president of the company, that 7000
acres of the best land in the Hermis
ton anti-cline have been placed under
lease. Pendleton Tribune.
T. G. Dennisee, contractor of the
new church building, spent few
days in Portland the last of the week
purchasing material! for carrying on
bis work. He states thst it was
mighty cold and wet while he was in
th city and he missed the fine East
ern Oregon sunshine.
John A. Williams and Robert Mat
thison, farmers of lone, spent Sat
urday in Heppner. Mr. Williams
has been making bis home in Portland
for a number of years past, but a few
months ago returned to Morrow coun
ty to again take charge of his wheat
farm out southwest of lone.
Clyde Wright was down from Hard
man on Saturday. He listened to the
address of P. V. Maris and heard the
report of County Agent Calkins at
1. O. O. F. hall during the sessions of
the Morrow County Farm Bureau,
Mrs. Earl Gordon came up from
Arlington on Sunday and has been
pending the week as a guest at the
homo of bar parents, Mr, and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McCabe were in
th city Saturday from their farm
home on ilhoa crek. They attended
tha farsara matting while In the
Does It Pay?
Advertising has made the Vietrola dog
It has made the cash register a big brother
to retailers all over the world.
It has introduced the world to a substitute
for sole leather.
It is displacing the truck horse with 40
It has helped you to an appreciation of
Stetson hats, Walk-Over, Douglas and Em
It has made the hand-written letter an
oddity in business.
It has put hair oil on heads where no hair
oil would do any good, and on heads where
no hair oil was needed.
It has put Castoria down your throat, left
bristles in your gums, and then came along
with a Rubber-set and took them out.
It has put Zozodont, Pebeco and Pepso
dent on your teeth.
It has put a Gillette against your hayfield.
It has put Murine in your eye, sold you
Cuticura for pimples, Pears for the bath
and Ivory for the tub.
It has put Arrow collars around your
neck and Ingersols aroung your wrist.
It has jammed your feet in Holeproof sox,
put Paris garters on your legs, and Tiffany
rings on your fingers.
It has stuck Robert Burns cigars between
your teeth, worn out your jaws on Wrigley's
and posted you on what to buy to cure corns,
warts, bunions and ingrowing toe nails.
Go anywhere you want to, do anything
you wish, and advertising has had a hand in
And then some people ask "DOES AD
WE MEET TRAINS NOS. 1, 2, 18
TO HEPPNER t
Arlington Lv 9:00 2:00
Cecil Lv 10:20 3:20
Morgan Lv 10:35 3:35
lone Lv .11:05 4:05
Lexington Lv 11:30 4:30
Heppner Ar 11:55 4:55
Heppner. Lv 9:00 4:00
Lexington Lv. 9:25 4:25
lone Lv 9:50 4:60
Morgan Lv 10:05 5:05
Cecil Lv 10:35 5:35
Arlington Ar 11:55 6:55
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DO YOU ENJOY SH.LI,
Served in any style to
Our Sunday dinners are an
attraction and should appeal
to you. Save the wife extra
work Sundays by taking din
ner with us just bring the
whole family along.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAV0RERS
WILL SERVE A
AT THE HOME OF
THERE WILL BE MUCH
THAT IS GOOD TO EAT
Program for February 9th to February 1 5th
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th
The DeHavens in cAatAa
"THE GIRL IN
RUTH ROLAND in
"THE TIMBER QUEEN"
C. P. TIT 1
Feb. 11th and 12th Laernrhle
No Show Tuesday
Get a copy of our
gram for the
From Geo. Broadhurst's sensational
stage success bu Langdcxi Mrmick
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 11th and 15th
Illustrated lectures by Professor Sherman R. Cook and his
wife, Carrie Pimm-Cook, who will speak of their experiences
and observations of Palestine, Egypt and Greece. Mr. Cook
has for the past three years been a professor in Robert Col
lege at Constantinople. Mr. and Mrs. Cook left just before
the burning of Smyrna, when the city of Constantinople was
On Wednesday Mrs. Cook will give a very in
teresting lecture on
"COME WITH ME THROUGH
On Thursday Prof. Cook invites you to spend
"A DAY IN CONSTANTINOPLE"
Both of these lectures will be illustrated with slides, and
part of each will be delivered while the lecturers are dressed
in the native costumes. Prof. Cook will show some of the
Turkish tools and how they are used.
Lectures begin at 8:00 o'clock each evening.
Admission: Adults 50c; Children 30c, per lecture
New goods arriving daily. If you will
step in and see our Wash Goods depart
ment you will see one of the prettiest as
sortments of dress goods ever assembled
together. All the newest goods to be
We carry the best in groceries at all times
G.-T. Printing Is Known For Its Good Quality
Robbers do not disturb people who have nothing.
A man with a thousand dollars in the bank and
only a check book in his pocket has nothing for
robbers to take; yet his check is as good as the
money which his neighbor carries in his pocket.
It is not safe to carry money on your person
when among strangers. Neither is money safe
in the house. Money in the bank is safe and is
always available by means of a check book. And
this assurance of safety costs you nothing.
We invite you to place your money with us on
checking account. We offer a safe and conven
ient place of deposit.
Farmers & Stockgrowers National Bank
THE UNIVERSAL TRACTOR
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done Fordson is showing superior service.
If you are not using: a Fordson now, start right.
The working ability of this remarkable power
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