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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1923.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hampton, who
have been house ruests of Mr. and
Mra. Claude Cox tha pait ten days,
departed Wednesday on the laet lap
of their journey from Montana to
!ons; Beach, Cal. On account of Mra.
Hampton'! health and the long aevere
winters in Montana they decided to
go aouth. They have been visiting
relatiret the past two months in
Montana, Washington, Portland and
heppner. They intend making their
futuro home in California.
The C. M. Rung family are nicely
located in their new home at Willa
niiia, according to word sent this
paper this week. Mr. Rugg states
that ao far this season their section
of tha state has not had as much rain
as haa the Heppner section, and ao
far it had been too dry to plow. He
says the children are all in school
and like it fine.
Walter Gay was in Heppner from
Hermiston, coming over with his sis
ter, Mrs. W. A. French, who was re
turning from a reunion of the Gay
family at that place. Tha reunion
took place at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Gay, who celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary Tuesday.
John Olden and A. A. McCabe, far
mers of Rhea creek and Fairview re
spectively, were business visitors in
Hardman Man Writes of
Abundance of Coyotes
Geo. 1. Bumside, of Hardman,
writes this paper that coyotes are be
coming a menace in his section, and
thinks something ought to be done
about it. Following is the letter:
Editor Gazette-Times: No doubt
you have been informed from various
parts of the county how the coyote
has thrived this year. Here is a sam
ple of the way they prowl about in
this part. This morning at 7:30 my
family and myself counted 12 in one
bunch a mile west of our house in
Mr. Goodman's field. They were just
west of a sheep pasture belonging to
Guy Huston which contained about
200 ewes and lambs. Two of my sheep
were bit today in a pasture less than
a quarter of a mile from the barn.
Of course our county was practic
ally forced to take the bounty off of
coyotes when the surrounding coun
ties did. But is it good business to
do this and then charge a citiien
taxes on his watch dog? If some of
the game hogs that have migrated to
Eastern Oregon this open season for
Chinese Pheasants would lay off a
litter and bring a varmint doc insUad
of a retriever, and go after the prowl
era, they would then be sportamea
in a true sense of the word. Let's
put a closed season on the bird and
open one for the coyote.
Geo. L Burnside, Eight Mile.
CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to take this means of con
veying my keen appreciation of and
thankfulness for the assistance of
my friends during my lata disability.
To all who had a part in putting in
my crop and other deeds of helpful
ness, I extend my sincere thanks.
ARTHUR W. GEMMELL.
For Bale Fine large grafted Eng
lish walnuts; this season'a crop.
Prices: Single pound, 86 cents; less
than t pounds, 84 cents; less than
10 pounds, 33 cents; 20 pounds or
over, 82 cents. Parcel post prepaid.
The J. D. YOUNG WALNUT GROVE,
Wilbur, Oregon. 2t.
HEREFORD SALE -I will sell at
auction 40 Hereford cows and bull at
Union Stock Yards, North Portland,
Ore., at 1 p. m., Thursday, Nov. 8,
1923. MAYRO McKINNEY, Turner,
APPLES Winter bananas, Delic
ious and other good varieties. Either
sacks or boxes. J. W. JOHNSTON,
south from depot, Heppner.
For Bale Good winter apples, $2.00
per sack at orchard. F. BURROUGHS,
lone, Ore. tf.
WE WAXT CASH.
To our patrons and the public in
general we wish to announce that on
and after November 1st, 1923, our
policy will be strictly cash over the
counter. It is necessary that we
meet our obligations and accounts of
customers cannot In the future be
carried from month to month.
We are appreciative of the fine pa
tronage given us since the opening of
our market, and we hope that this
may continue, but please do not ask
for credit as it will be impossible to
PEOPLES CASH MARKET,
Henry Schwarz, Proprietor.
SHEEP RANGE FOR KENT.
I have a good winter range to rent
for the season. Also have ten head
of good Marino bucks and four Hamp
shire bucks for sale.
ED G. PALMER,
Ajax Route, Condon, Ore.
LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN.
One gray gelding, 4 years old,
branded LC on shoulder, roached
mane. One bay gelding, 6 years old,
branded 02 on shoulder. Reward for
information or recovery.
G. B. SWAGGART, Heppner, Ore.
For Sale 100 mixed hens; good
layers. Mrs. B. F. Akers, Eight Mile.
Dodge ear for sale at f 126. Sea Jeff
Thoroughbred Bronte Turkeya
Toms, S10; hens, $6, if taken by Nov.
23. Cora Burroughs, lone, Ore. 4t
HORSES For draft or saddle
horses see Dave Pressley, town, or T.
J. Matlock ranch. Prices right.
CALL FOR COUNTY WARRANTS.
All General Fund Warrants of Mor
row County, Oregon, registered on or
before February 28th, 1923, will be
paid on presentation at the office of
the County Treasurer on or after
November 8th, 1923, on which daU
interest on said warrants will cease.
Dated at Heppner, Oregon, October
LEON W. BRIGGS,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior, U. 8.
Land Office at La Grande, Oregon,
October 27, 1923.
NOTICE is hereby given that Char
lie Edwards, of Heppner, Oregon,
rhn nn Kntmhr 22. 1920. made
020309, SEUSEtt, Section 20, WW
$20309, SEtaSEtt, Section zu, n n,
Section 28, BE SE14, EttNEtt, See
inn 9Q mA nn Vtf a. 1922. made Ad
ditional Homestead Entry, Act 12-29-
One sue way to make money
on your farm is to protect your
The average annual loss from
deterioration alone on farm ma
chinery left out In the weather
A machine shed that will turn
this annual loss into a profit can
be built for a surprisingly small
The shed shown here Is only
one of many carefully designed
and economical Diana that our
Architectural Department has
ready for your Inspection.
Our Blur Prlnta and Material
Lists are so complete that it Is an
easy mailer for you to do the
building yourself during the
Come in snd let us show you how
little money it takes.
HEPPNER PHONE MAIN 12
Gilliam & Bisbee's
j& Column j&
If a McCormack Header is your
choice, buy it now. No McCor
mack Headers manufactured
since 1922 and these will be made
no more. The Deering will take
the place of the McCormack. We
have a few McConnacks in stock
for this season.
The most economical way to
take care of your grain hay is with
a Binder. We have both the Mc
Cormack and Deering in stock.
With such a large crop all over
the Northwest there is likely to be
a shortage of Binder Twine. Buy
it now while we have it in stocK.
Superior Manilla, 650 feet to the
We have a large stock of Mc
Cormack and Deering extras, also
Mailable Chain Belting.
We try to have everything nec
essary to rig up for harvest
Oils, Greases, Doubletrees, Sin
gletrees, and a lot of other things
and what we have not got we
will get for you. Come in and
see us when in need of anything
and we will try to give you one
hundred cents worth for a dollar.
Should Freight Rates Be Reduced
at the Expense of Good Service?
Editorial in Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1923, entitled "Freight Rates and Commodity
The head of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburgh told a gathering of farmers that if the manufac
turers of machinery, clothing, house furnishings and other commodities would reduce prices 2 per
cent this would reduce the farmer's expenses as much as 25 per cent reduction in freight rates. So
would a reduction of 1 per cent in interest on loans,
"The trouble with that proposition is that the freight rates may be reduced possibly by political
pressure; commodities and interest not so readily.
"But that is a consideration the fanners will ponder very carefully, if they look to the future.
They may be able to force a reduction In freight rates by using their influence upon the machinery
of regulation, but if that reduces the efficiency of transportation the immediate advantage will be
swallowed up sooner or later, probably sooner. Regulation, unless it is constructive, unless in the
long run it builds up the railroads, is not in the farmer's interests. As his political leaders do not
discuss that much, it is up to the farmer to look it up for himself.. Just frieght rates should be
worked for, but a rate that is Inadequate to the carrier is not just to the farmer, though he may
think it is until he begins to pay the price of inadequate service."
A railway rate reduction sufficient to enable a shipper to make a substantial saving on a
freight bill would, if made effective now, impair the earning power of every western rail
road and threaten the solvency of some. All that a railway buys, labor, coal, forest pro
ducts, steel articles, etc., still range at peak prices, and rates cannot safely be lowered un
til there is a reduction in these costs.
Eighty-eight cents of the railway dollar is required for wages, fuel, supplies, taxes and
rentals. A 10 per cent rate reduction would wipe out all profit and injure the credit of
lines which have nothing saved up for a rainy day.
The Government turned the railroads back to their owners in 1920 with an average op
erating deficit of $45,000,000 a month, which had been paid from the Federal treasury.
Now, the railroads have no such recourse.
The increase in railroad frieght rates is less than the increase in other prices.
In January, 1923, the average frieght rate of the western railroads was only 36 per
cent higher than in 1913, while the average wholesale price of all farm products was 42 per
cent higher and the average wholesale price of all commodities 56 per cent higher.
Fluctuations in prices for farm products cannot be laid at the door of the railroad, since
between June, 1922, and June, 1923, under the, same transportation conditions, wheat de
clined 10 cents a bushel and corn improved 19 cents.
The depressed condition of the farmer, and particularly the wheat grower, has been of
great concern to the railways, as well as to the public, but happily all signs point to a ma
terial improvement. "The estimated income of the farms of America for 1923 is a bil
lion dollars in excess of their income in 1922." (Advertisement, The Capper Farm Press,
October 8, 1923).
And the last annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission says: "Manifestly,
existing rates are no longer interfering with the free flow of commerce as a whole."
Give the railroads a chance. Don't lessen their usefulness by impairing their earning
power. They are spending more than a billion dollars this year not from earnings but of
new money to put their properties in condition to better serve the public and to prevent
car shortages this because they believe in the inherent fairness of the American people
and their willingness to pay what good service is worth. Starved railroads; like starved
horses, cannot do good work. It is axiomatic that compensatory rates with good service
are far preferable to cheaper rates with poor service.
Constructive suggestions are always welcome.
November 1, 1923.
C. R. GRAY,
UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM
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Best Materials Best Workmanship
Best Styles at the Lowest
1. No. 02011, NESEK, Section 20.
NEfc.NEtt, Section la, all in Town
ship S South, Range 29 East, Willam
ette Meridian, has Aled notice of in
tention to make three-year Proof, to
establish claim to the land above des
cribed, before United States Commis
sioner, at Heppner, Oregon, on the
18th day of Lx-cember, 1923.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Frank T. Peery, of Lena, Oregon;
Percy C. Coi, Jos. M. Hayes and Ar
thur Oidman, of Heppner, Oregon.
CAM. (i. HK1.M, R-iri-ter
DR. T. G. KENNEY, D. V. S.
Graduate of Ontario V. C.
Permanently located at Heppner
Office at McRoberts Livery Barn, Main Street
Warm and Happy!!
You never heard of anybody being "cold and
happy" did you? It is a combination which
does not go together therefore, if you would
have yours A Happy Home, see to it that it is
comfortably warm. Howard heaters and Uni
versal ranges embody all the comfort qualities
in stoves known to man today. Bleak winter
is just around the corner. Be prepared.
We are making 10 reduction on the
above ranges and heaters.
ALSO THREE BRAND NEW
ranges at cost to make room for other mer
chandise on the floor.
Peoples Hardware Co.
Brown & Lowry
Mill Feed, Rolled Wheat
You should feed Kerrs Egg Producer now
for eggs through the winter.
Seed Rye For Sale
CHRISTMAS IS ONLY NINE
You will want to have your order for
filled soon, and of course you will want
the nicest cards procurable.
The G.-T. line this year is unusually fine,
and the prices will indeed surprise you,
for they cost no more with printing and
envelopes than you usually pay for the
Our assortment is going fast.
You would better get your
order in at once.
Proof That Zerolene Is
a Better Oil
The function of a lubricant is to redact friction
and thus increase the effective power of the
engine. The best proof that Zerolene does this
to a superlative degree is found in the fact that
a tar lubricated imtth Zerolene deltvtrt about ft
mort gaolme mileage than -when other oils are used.
One good test of the purity and stability of
a motor oil u the amount of carbon it norms.
Zerolene forms Ira tarhon than any other motor
od known tons, for this reason the Zerolene
lubricated automobile may be driven from
vjj to 50I farther without having the valves
ground or the cyhnderi rebortd
STANDARD OH COMPANY
5 mmmxjlmt mileage
DELUXE iA TruchTires
Bat in the Long Ran
All around tires to meet general
trucking requirements. Economi
' cal in service. See us about them.
What People Like Ben
In tyank Service
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