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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER. OREGON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1924.
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God give u men! A time like thi
Strond mind, great heart, true faith
and wiiUnff hands;
Mn whom the lost of office does
Men whnm the apoii of office ran not
Men who have honor; men who will
Men who ran tand before a dema
rorue And damn his treacherous flatteries
Tall men, sun crowned, who live
above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking.
J. G. Holland.
PIT THE AMERICAN FARMER
ON HIS FEET!
CONDITION'S prevailing in tht Am
erican fanning industry have ma
terially improved during the last two
rears. More iecislation intended to
help the farmer has been enacted
during the past four year than dur
ing any preceding fifty years in our
national history. But the farming
situation is still so desperate as to
constitute a national emergency call
in in the central national interest
for emergency legislation which will
put the American agriculture on its
The present depressed status of ag
riculture is due in considerable meas
ure to governmental interference
during and since the World war. Dur
ing the war wheat prices were lim
ited by law while general production
costs were hoisted through excessive
government expenditures, cost plus
contracts, wape fixing, currency in
flation and other devices for price
The national rovernment is still
fixing transportation rates and wages.
It has encouraged manufactures by
curtailing the entry of cheap labor
importations from abroad. It has car
ried through a policy of deflation
which bas hit the farming industry
Well nigh confiscatory local and
state taxes, due to the prevalent
eraxe for more government, have
added enormously to the burdens of
the farmer, who is also paying, indi
rectly if not directly, his full share
of federai taxes, loaded inevitably up
on the cost of whatever he has to
buy. There is no more asinine delu
sion or sophistry in American poli
tics than that the sum total of in
ternal taxes is not assessed upon the
sum total of living costs, and that
fcy "soaking the rich" in taxes you
can relieve the general public from
their ultimate payment.
The emergency tariff law passed
during the first few months of the
Harding administration saved Amer
ican agriculture from utter rum.
Other helpful legislation has been en.
acted. But the farmer, with manu
facturing industry organised, distri
butive agencies organized and labor
organized remains the one big factor
in American economic life which is
compelled to both sell and buy in
market controlled by combination or
cooperation on the part of others.
Reduction of tariff on the things he
buys would not help the fanner or
any other consumer. Distributive
processes are so complicated and
highly organized that if every
tide bought in the American market
were on the free list the saving in
volved in purchase abroad would not
reach the ultimate consumer, but be
absorbed by the importer and the dis
tributor, while on the other hand the
resultant depression in American
productive industry would impair the
home market for farm products.
The prosperity of American agri
culture lies at the basis of general
national prosperity. The problem of
the farmer is the problem of every
American citiren. What will help the
farmer will help all other elements in
our industrial system. No progress
will be made by telling the farmer
that he has developed along with the
rest of the American people, extrav
agant habits. The serious fact con
fronting the country is that in some
sections 26 per cent of the farmers
have lost their property during the
past few years. Hundreds of thou
sands of farmers, despite hard work.
have been compelled to borrow mon
ty to aieet losses in ep rati on. High
1 la her costs make the employment of
heip almott impossible. High freight
ratea. high prices of commodities the
fanner consume, and an excessive
Bpread between what the farmer re-cr-ivea
and what the consumer pays.
have placed the farmer at a serious
d special disadvantage. In the
mitM of national prosperity he is in
bard luck. Naturally the most con
servative element in our citizenship,
he is turning radical, and lending a
willing ear to the outcry of dema
gogues with quack remedies far worse
than the disease they are supposed
It is up to the constructive ele
ents in American politics to provide
lief. Emergency conditions require
emergency legislation. We did not
hesitate te leave the beaten track of
precedent and even sound economics
during the emergency of war to pro
tect certain elements in industry
from di.aster. Temporary means of
relief must now be developed to meet
the farming situatoin. Congress and
the country must be prepared to go
as far as may be necessary in tem
porary expedients to meet temporary
and emergency conditions.
Ordinarily the thought of the gov
ernment buying surplus farm pro
ducts at seasons when they are dump
ed on the market to be sold at the
lowest competitive prices only to have
them steadily increase in price be
fore they reach the consumer, would
seem to be a departure from sound
economic practice. But today the
necessity of some such plan seems
reasonably apparent. The American
farmer must not be asked to market
his 1924 crop at a loss. Hope must
be held out to him of an opportunity
to meet his obligations and put his
business on a sound, profitable basis.
In the nature of things the fanner
cannot organize his marketing activ
ities as labor and manuiactures have
done. As his financial resources dim
inish an increasingly large proportion
of each crop is thrown opon the mar
ket when harvested, with the lnevit-
ble diminished returns. That will
happen this year unless the govern
ment lends some aid. It would be bet
ter for the government fo purchase
the surplus even to give it to the
starving millions of Europe than for
us to adopt many of the other means
of helping foreign countries .hat are
seriously proposed. It is not neces
sary, however, to market the surplus
at a heavy loss, if there be a loss at
The farmer must be remunerated
on the same basis as the other ele
ments in our industrial life. He does ,
not now so much need credit as pri
ces. What he needs is not to owe
more but to own more. He must be
given a chance to get on his feet and
work out his own salvation. The
present conditions are in large part
the creation of governmental inter
ference. There should be enough
more interference to help the farmer
out of the bole.
Congress would do well to turn its
attention to this serious problem, far
more improtant than any amount of
scandal that could emanate from Cap
itol hill. There is time to pass leg
islation ensuring a sound basis for
agricultural industry before' the ad
journment of the present Congress.
Failure to do this would constitute
a serious neglect of duty and be fo!-
Old Ezry SuilBen takes a spell,
In the early part of spring It's
bard to ketch him feelln' well
he never works, by jing! He'll
tell ye where the trouble is, and
never miss a spot, he's pestered
with the rheurcatiz and his
stomach hurts a lot Last week
he got newralgy in the angle of
his Jaw which bothered him to
swaller, Jes' the worst you ever
saw! And, also, he's afflicted
with an everlastln' cough, till It
wont be unexpected If he'd up an'
shuffle off ! This spring he's lost
a splendid chance of raisin' gar
den track, be took the "flu" and
had it right gol-darn the blasted
lock ! He seta around the live
long day, reeitln' of his woes
... If Ezry couldn't eat an'
sleep, he'd perish mercy knows.
. . . But "Eat an' Sleep's" his
middle name, and has tieen. all
bis life. If this ain't evidence
enough go talk to Kzry's wife!
6t PA.N6, OC
lowed by the most disastrous national
It is possible for our present pros
perity to be diminished if not des
troyed by the failure to promptly re
suscitate agriculture and make of the
farmer a hopeful, efficient producer
ell as a valuable consumer for
other branches of productive indus
try. Under the new tariff law, de
nounced as a Chinese wall when pass
ed, it coming a flood of importations
menacing more than one American
industry. But for that law this coun
try would now be in the throes of a
panic, with a tremendous array of the
unemployed. There should be no hes
itancy about raising tariff ratea to a
true protective basis where American
industry and employment are threat
ened. There should be an increase
in the tariff. A higher wheat tariff
will not mean that a single American
will pay a cent more for a loaf of
Give necessary aid to the American
farmer, not merely because he is a
farmer and a voter, but because when
one big element in American econ
omic life is helped, all others are
helped. This is a truth overlooked
by the foes of the protective policy.
It is overlooked by many commentar
ians on the farming situation. When
the fanner of the Northwest is help
ed, the manufacturer of the East and
the miner of the West is helped.
It is a condition," as President
Cleveland once said, and not a the
ory that confronts us.M Help the
farmer now and thus help everybody.
LET NO Gt'II-TY MAN ESCAPE NOR
INNOCENT BE PUNISHED
THE DEMAND for the resignation
of Secretary Denby is creditable
neither to the Democrats who make it
nor to those Republicans who yield
The Democrats have uncovered evi
dences of corruption in the admin
istration of the Interior department.
and have been proceeding with per
sistence and skill and with the ap
proval of honest men of all parties
to develop evidence into proor, to tne
end of punishing all who are proven
guilty, and of cleansing and purify
in.? a governmental activity which'
has shown signs of corruption.
To turn aside from this praisewor
thy and inspiring labor of exposing
and punishing the guilty to denounce
the guiltless with the vehemence de
served only by the exposed criminals
and to demand for an official, neither
accused nor suspected of corruption,
official capital punishment betrays a
lack of instinctive discrimination be
tween honesty and dishonesty in in
flicting penalties, surrenders some
measure of the hearty public approv
al lavished upon those who in the
public interest detect and punish the
corrupt and, raising the suspicion of
unscrupulous partisanship, weakens
public confidence in the motives of
those whom otherwise for services
rendered the nation would delight to
The offense which has aroused
righteous public indignation is in es
sence official dishonesty in connection
with leasing the nation's oil reserves.
The question whether the govern
ment's oil-leasing policy, if honestly
carried out, is. wise and sound and in
the public interest or just the con
trary is entirely distinct from the
corrupt practices exposure which has
excited the nation s wrath.
If there had been no dishonesty in
administering the oil-leasing policy
who would demand the official death
of Secretary Denby because he erred
in believing with others, Republicans
and Democrats, that the policy was
wise and sound? Or because he erred
in construing too broadly the leasing
powers given by the law enacted by
the preceding administration? Or
because he erred with President Har
ding in believing that the latter had
the power under the law to transfer
the oil-leasing function from the
Navy department to the Interior de
Dartment? Or because he erred in
thinkine that the executive order
which took from him and gave to an
other power of control over the oil
leasing relieved him also of responsi
bility in that connection? We ought
not in the pursuit of corruptionists
to confuse guilty and innocent, lest
in the confusion some of the guilty
escape. We shall do well if under
the standards of American fair play
and even-handed justice we are un
swerving and relentless in the pur
suit and punishment of criminals, not
diverted by considerations either of
pernicious and ruthless partisanship
on the one hand or of panic-stricken
political cowardice on the other.
Let no one but the guilty suffer of
ficail death in boiling oil! And let
no guilty man escape! Washington
COOLIDGE PLAN PRACTICAL
PRESIDENT COOLIDGE'S plan for
the relief of the Northwest is
largely financial, and that is sound
because the ailment is financial.
Because wheat farmers have been
poor, credit conditions have been
strained for some time, and they
need easing. It is largely to ease
this strain that the President's pro
posals are directed.
In bnef, the plan is to put stronger
credit back of the situation, which
was created by the wheat fanner's
troubles, so that the farmer and
the farmers' banks can be carried
along until the farmer's regained
prosperity relieves the banks wnicn
do business with the farmer.
Strength out of th nation's great
strength la to be applied to the finan
cial fabric of the wheat district, with
a sort of moratorium for the harass
ed farmer until conditions right
themselves for him.
Incidentally, the President urges
adoption of the Coulter plan, so that
the farmers may be helped to help
themselves which is the only useful
help, in the long run, for anybody.
The President's program is sound
and practical. It is the only one be
fore the country that gives any hope
of aubstantial and effective relief.
For good, wholesome, home cooking
get your meals at Mrs. Kinney's, next
door to Central Market, Oilman Bldg.
For Sale Nine head good mules,
4-year olds this spring; all broke.
Harvev Young. tf.
objections t said final account, and
all persona having objections to said
final account or to the settlement of
said estate are hereby required to file
such objections with said court on or
before the data set for the hearing
CLAUDE C. CHICK. Executor.
Slst day of January,
P 0 L I T I C A LI
For County Sheriff.
To the Republican Voters of Mor
row County, Oregon:
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the office of Sheriff, subject
to the will of the Republican voters,
at the Primary Election to be held in
For County Judge.
To the Republicans of Morrow
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the nomination at your hands
for the office of County Judge at the
primary election in May, 1924. My
expreience of many years as county
commissioner makes me conversant
with the duties of the office I seek,
and I shall greatly appreciate your
support in yie primary; and for all
past favors, I thank you kindly.
G. A. BLEAKMAN, Hardman.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
!N THE CIRCUIT COl'RT OF THE
STATE OF OREGON FOR MOR
D. K. Mulkey, Plaintiff,
Harmon Stuber and Lou B. Stuber,
his wife, Defendants.
By virtu of an execution and or
der of sale issued out of the above
entitled court to me directed, and dat
ed the 1 1th day of February. 1924,
upon a judgment and decree rendered
and entered in said court on the 8th
day of February. 1924, in favor of D.
E. Mulkey, plaintiff, and against Har
mon Stuber and Lou B. Stuber, his
wife, defendants in the sum of $1000
with interest thereon at the rate of 8
per cent per annum from the 13th dav
of April, 1922; for the further sum of
131.60 for taxes paid and interest
thereon; and for the sum of J90.00
attorney s fees and for costs and dis
bursements taxed and allowed in the
sum of $53.00, and the costs unon said
writ, commanding me to make sale of
the real property mortgaged to plain
tiff to secure the payment of said
I will, on Saturday, the 15th day of
March, 1924, at th hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day, at the
front door of the Court House in
Hcppner, Morrow County, State of
Oregon, offer for sale and sell at pub
lic auction to the highest bidder for
cash in hand, all of the right, title.
and interest which the defendants,
Harmon Stuber and Lou B. Stuber, or
either of them, had on the 13th day
of October, 1921, the date of aaid
mortgage, or have aince acquired or
now have in said lands described in
said mortgage, being the following
described real property, to-wit:
Beginning at a point 89 degrees
forty-four minutes East, seven hun
dred thirteen and seven-tenths feet
from the southwest corner of the
Northwest quarter of the Norhwest
quarter of Section 30, Township
North of Range 17 East ef the Wil
lamette Meridian, which is a cement
monument inches in diameter, 18
inches in the ground, marked with a
copper tack on top. Running thence
North no degrees twenty-live minutes
West six hundred sixty feet: thence
South 89 degrees 44 minutes East
three hunj'ed thirty feet; thence
South no degrees 25 minutes East
Six hundred sixty feet, thence North
8 degrees 44 minutes West three
hundred thirty feet, to point of be
ginning. Reserving therefrom one-
half of a road sixty feet in width
along the North and South aides.
Shown on the maps of the Company
as Lot 8 in Block 1 Eaat, containing
five acres more or less. "
th same being the real property or
dered Bold by the court, or ao much
thereof as may be necessary to satis
fy said judgment with accruing costs.
Dated February, the 14th, 1924.
Sheriff of Morrow County, Stat
Data of first publication February
Date of last publication, March 13,
For County Clerk.
To the Republican Voters of
I hereby announce that I will be a
Candidate for the nomination of
Co-:nty Clerk at the Primary Election
to be held May 16. 1924.
GAY M. ANDERSON.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That
the undersigned has been appointed
by the County Court of Morrow Coun
ty, Oregon, administrator of the es
tate of Ivy M. Nolan, deceased, and
has accepted such trust. All persons
having claims against said estate are
hereby notified and required to pre
sent the same, duly verified as by law
required, to me at my office in lone,
Oregon, within six months from the
date of first publication of this no
tice. Dated and published the first time,
this 7th day of February, 1924.
H. J. BIDDLE, Administrator.
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT.
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned executor of the last will
and testament of Grace L. Chick, de
ceased, has filed with the County
Court of the State of Oregon for
Morrow County, his final account as
executor of the estate of said deceas
ed, and said Court has set Monday,
the 3rd day of March, 1924, at the
hour of 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon
the time and the County Court
room at the Court House in Heppner,
Oregon, as the place for hearing of
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at La Grande, Oregon,
January 18, 1924.
NOTICE is hereby given that Ray
E. Chapman, of Pilot Rock, Oregon,
who, on October 4, 1918, made Home
stead Entry, Act 2-19-09 and 9-6-14,
No. 018358, for SttSWK, SWKSEK,
Section 14, WNEK, Section 23,
Township 2 South, Range 29 East,
Willamette Meridian, haa filed notice
of intention to make three-year Proof,
to establish claim to the land above
described, before United States Com
missioner, at Pilot Rock, Oregon, on
the 14th day of March, 1924.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Pat Molanhan, Frank Chapman,
Harry Haslett, Fred Hinkle, all of
Pilot Rock, Oregon.
CARL G. HELM, Register.
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