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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1924.
President Told of Good Roads Hopes
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Merob?ra of the U. S. Good Roads Association from the south and
wpit, caile-i upon President Coolidpe to tell of their hopes and aims.
He wan urped to attend the national convention at Alberquerque, New
Mexico this year and meat personally President Obregon of Mexico
who has accoptwl.
CECIL NEWS ITEMS
H. 0. E!y nd Bert Palmateer, prom
inent farmer of the Morgan district,
ktid several other leading lights of
that town made a hurried call in Cecil
on Sunday on their return from the
Odd Fellows convention which they
attended hi!e in Pendleton on Sat
urday, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomson and
Bons and Mrs. Wm. Beymer of Hepp
ner, who had been visiting in the
Rof City, ftpent a few hours with Mr.
and Mr. Jack Hynd at Butterby Flats
when they returned to Heppner on
Mr. and Mm. Fred Pettyjohn and
twin eon of Morgan, were calling on
Mr. and Mrs, Geo. Krebs and twin
ions on Monday at the Last Camp,
and no need to say a lively time was
enjoyed by ail the wee boys.
C. D. Pennett of Portland arrived
at the Willows a few days Bgo and
will visit with his son-in-law, Mel
ville Logan, for a few weeks before
leaving for his annual trip to his gold
mine at Helena, Montana.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd of Butter
by Fiats and Mr. and Mrs. Oral Hen
riksen and daughters of Ewinfr, and
Geo. Krehs of the Last Camp were all
visiting at the county seat during the
Mr. and Mrs, T. W. May of Lone
Star ranch left for The Dalles on
Wednesday. Mr. May, who has been
ailing for some time, will be under
the care of his doctor for some weeks.
Mrs. R. A. Thompson and children
of Heppner wt're visiting with Mrs.
Geo. Krebs at the Last Camp Sunday
while R. A. was among his men at
the Shepherds Rest.
Congratulation are extended to
Mr. and Mrs. R. U. Tyler on the ar
rival of a fine bouncing boy on Feb.
27th. Dr. McMurdo of Heppner was
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Farnsworth have
been visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mm. Karl Farnsworth for a few days
before returning to their ranch near
Will Thomson of Los Angeles vis
ited his old frined? in Cecil on Mon
day before leaving for Heppner where
he will epend a short time with his
C. Henriksen of Portland, accom
panied by his son Peter of Walla
Walla, made a short stay in Cecil on
Sunday before leaving for Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett and pnrty of
friends spent the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs, L. L. Funk before lea zing
for thetr homes in Wasco.
Wilfred Cecil, who has been work
ing for J. W. 0 shorn at Fairview
ranch for a short time, left on Sat
urday for Heppner.
Mrs. John Gray and children of
Shady Dell were visiting with Mrs.
Geo. Hardesty at Morgan on Satur
day, Mrs, Jack Hynd and daughter, Miss
Annie and niece, Mrs. Roy Scott, were
calling on Mrs. Geo. Krebs Monday.
Mrs. Geo. Krebs and sons, accom
panied by Miss Annie C. Lowe, were
calling at liutterby Flats on Friday.
Mrs. J. C. KeUay and friends from
Gn.it Valley were calling in Ccil
vicinity on Friday.
E. Eaicomb, the obliging p-j(ma-ttr
of Morgan, was calling in Cecil
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mc Entire of Kil
lamey were visitors in Arlington on
R. W. Morse, county agent, was
calling on the farmers on Willow on
(O. A-, C. Home Economics Dept.)
Boi! cabbage in an uncovered kettle
taking rare to have the kitchen win
dow open a few inches both top and
bottom, and the odor will be very
Celery tups make a very ornamental
tarnish, and are delicious when
chopped up in salad. They may also
be dried and rubbed to a powder, to
be saved for use in seasoning soups
A wire hair brash is the best im
plement for removing thread and
hairs from the brush of the carpet
Prevent cheese from moulding by
wrapping it in a cloth wrung from
vinegar. Repeat as often as the cloth
The chocolate which is usually
wasted by sticking to the container
in which it is melted can be saved by
greasing the pan thoroughly before
putting in the chocolate.
Keep an apple in the cake box to
keep the cake from drying, changing
it whenever it becomes withered or
shows signs of decay.
To remove chocolate atains from
fabrics soak for half an hour in
strong cold borax water, pour boiling
water through the stain, and wash in
the usual manner. Sponge with chlo
roform when the stains are on non
COUNTY UNIT PLAN
SUCCESS IN CROOK
Continued from I'&ve One.)
ter.tion to the exterior of the build
ingssurfacing and painting.
In the future we will continue to
nifike improvements in the fences,
barns, and water supply. In other
words, we have organized our work so
as to do some specific line of im
provement each summer.
So far. we have spoken mostly of
the physical side of the work. Never
theless we have been just as keen to
bring the educational side of the
schools up to a higher standard. In
the early stages of the new plan, we
worked out a county course of study
to correlate with the state course of
study. Time and space will allow
mention of only one brance Reading.
However, I will say that we have pre
pared systematic outlines for review
in nearly all the upper grade subjects
in connection with the graded course.
In reading, we are working on the
basis that if the child learns to read
and interpret all in the first four
grades he will be able to take care of
himself in the succeeding grades. In
harmony with that thought we are
getting wonderful results with the
First Grade: Phonic work, two prim
ers and five first readers.
Second Grade: Review phonics, one
first reader, seven second readers.
Third Grade: Apply phonics, five
Fourth Grade: Review phonics, five
In the fifth grade, aa they are be
ginning to take up other subjects
which require extensvie reading, we
require only two readers, and follow
the requirements of the State Coarse
of Study m the other grades.
We ask the parents to purchase the
books required by the state course.
The additional books are purchased
by the central board and loaned to
the children. By this method we
know that all the children will have
the books in their hands on the day
assigned to begin a new reader.
Under the County Unit plan all
schools begin the same day, just as
all schools would do in a city system.
The county course makes the same
monthly assignment for ail schools,
so that should a child move from one
part of the county to another there
would be no embarassment on ac
count of subject matter already cov.
We cannot have good schools with
out good teachers. Under this plan
the central board has the opportunity
to make an extensive research into
the qualifications of new appointees.
It has been the practice of the super
intendent to make many more visita
tions than would be possible under
the old plan. The teachers are re
quired at the end of each month to
fill out a form designating the work
covered during the month. The excel
lent beginning already made plainly
indicates that the rank and file of the
teaching force is far nuperior to the
old haphazard method of selecting
whomsoever came along. The schools
show it; the uniform zeal to follow
the state and county course shows it.
In conclusion it might be truthfully
said that the county unit plan of
school administration has, during the
past years, proved itself a decided
What is the matter? There has not
been in sight for more than a month
a single atarving nation for us to
save. This will never do.
One, Two, Three, Fighting Roosevelt Faces
Young Twi.lv III has taken up boxing- at Washington' "and he')
a ili anyi tha instructor. Arranged her with photos of daddy
Tlo. It and giand-datidy T. R. ha runs tru to form.
NEWS LETTER FROM
THE MARKET AGENT
What happens to a country, state
or private business that buys more
than it sells? Anyone can answer
this question. Now face this one:
In one year this country sold f27,-
336,000 of dairy products and in the
same period bought S36.0OO.00O. We
bought of other countries over eight
and a half millions of'do'.lars more
than we sold. Was there a dollar's;
worth of this $86,000,000 stock we
bought that could not have been pro- j
duced at home?
Of hides we sold $4,905,000 and we
bought $113,917,000, yet the hides the i
farmer has to sell are hardly worth
bringing to market because of the
low price, while shoes and all leather!
goods bring the highest prices. j
Eggs, we sell eight and a half mil
lion dollars' worth abroad and then
buy back six and a half million dol- j
lars worth, and thousands hen-
neries have been forced to quit busi- !
ness during the last three years. i
And so on, a long schedule could
be quoted. What a ridiculous system,
what needless waste, work, expense
and middle profitsshipping our so
called "surplus stocks" to Europe and
bringing back about as much of the
Over-production," we hear of this
condition on every hand. Perhaps it
is under-consumption caused by the
high expense of joy-riding our pro
ducts to Europe and bringing like
ones home again. But be it either,
would it not be a good idea to so in
crease the tariff on these products
that imports cannot come in here and
take the markets away from Ameri
There is a vast difference between
the living and wage standards of the
United States and every country of
Europe, Asia and Africa. Since the
war the differences have increased.
This country simply cannot compete
with other nations and their low pro
duction costs. The present tariff
schedules are of little effect in keep
ing out products that undersell us.
The tariff on beef is 3 cents per
pound. Of what benefit is that to the
Oregon stockmen who are going broke
every day? The tariff on eggs is 8
cents, yet almost $7,000,000 of Chinese
and other foreign products get by and
help to put the poultryman out of
business. Suppose that the $36,000,
000 worth of dairy products that are
brought in here to compete with
American farmers did not come in?
Would net there be a market for $36,
000.000 more of the dairy products of
The absurdity of shipping millions
of dollars worth of our agricultural
products abroad each year to get rid
of our "surplus" and then bringing
back nearly the same amount of like
cheap European products, should be
apparent to anyone who will study ex
port and imnort schedules.
What American agriculture needs
now is protection against the foreign
countries that can beat us in the cost
of production, and elimination of
much of the legion of middle interests
and profiteers between the farm and
the retail store. The middle man has
no interest in that all crops are mar
keted. He is far more interested in
having the supply greater than the
demand, so that he can use the condi
tion to break the price to the produc
er. He doesn't want this country to
absorb "over-production," he doesn't
want the demand for any commodity
exhausted. He plays both ends against
the producer and consumer.
With foreign agricultural products
shut out and the middle man squeezed
out, both the producer and consumer
would greatly benefit.
WALTER A. RICHARDSON an
nounces in this issue that he wilt
be a candidate at the coming primar
ies for county clerk sul-ject to the
will of the democratic voters. Mr.
Richardson is net likely to have any
opposition in his own party and will
receive the nomination. To date Gay
M. Anderson is the only republican
aspirant and no one else seems anx
ious to get into the fray. Judge
Campbell may yet be induced to stand
for reelection, and he is boing strong
ly urged to get into the running, his
friends contending that he has made
a worthy record and should be re
warded by another term. Just what
he may decide to do has not yet de
veloped. Mr. Benge will not likely
have any opposition for the demo
cratic nomination, and should Judge
Campbell get in the race, the contest
for the republican honors will lay be
tween him and G. A. Bleakman of
Hardman. Mr. Bleakman served for
four years on the court, is conversant
with the duties, and we imagine that
the race between him and Mr. Camp
bell would be close enough to be in
teresting and perhaps about all the
excitement that we will have in the
local political situation.
BUSINESS MEN AID
WHEAT EXPORT BILL
Wednesday's Oregon ian.
Portland business interests, which
have formerly given the McNary
Haugen bill for relief of the wheat
growers a Derfunctory support only,
rallied strongly to the measure yes
terday and at once set under way a
determined drive to bring the whole
west to the support of the proposal
and thereby aid grain producers of
The decision followed a two-day
meeting that ended yesterday after
noon at the Chamber of Commerce
Portland business men gathered to
meet the group of eastern Oregon
wheat raisers who form the director
ate of the Oregon export commission
formed in connection with the bill.
F. B. Incels of Dufur. vice-Dresident.
i headed the visitors, who met with 60
representative men of affairs of this
city. F. E. Andrews, president of the
' chamber, presided.
A strong committee, with Edward
Ehrman chairman, was named to di
rect a strong, aggressive drive thru
out the west for the McNary-Haugen
We take orders for flowersr any
time of the year and forward all such
orders direct to city florists to be
filled at market prices from such
flowers as are available and of course
have to take such flowers as are to be
had at the prevailing prices. We
charge our patrons no commission;
only phone, mail, express and cartage
as the case may be. Often we can
phone several orders at once and
bunch expenses and cartage as well
as boxing charges with quite a saving
to our patrons. But we do not quote
definite prices on flowers as we can
not foretell exact market conditions.
Your orders always given our care
ful attention and we believe we usual
ly save our patrons some expense.
Yours for courteous service,
CASE FURNITURE CO.
SEED WHEAT For sale, at my
ranch, Eight Mile, at $1.00 per bu
90 sacks Hard Federation certified
seed wheat. L. REDDING. -
Johnny Mclntire was down from
th R lei fin P fanr-Vi nn FrLkv U- i.
just getting over a siege of grip which
nas naa tne entire family on the sick
list for a week or more.
A 7-pound daughter was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Littlepage, who
reside near Hardman, on Thursday,
Fehruary 28. Dr. Johnston attending.
The Teapot Shrug
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-V Vi '
Ft x r
Batcom Slcmp, Secretary to th
Preaident, waa happy aa he cam
from tha Senate committee grilling
into Naval oil leases. Slemp aaid
ha'adviaed Fall and McLean, to
"male a clean breaat" when ha law
them in Florida.
bill. Other nemtwra an O. W. Meilka,
K.th.n Strauu, O. C. Calhoun, Juliut
Meier, Edward Neustadter, Frank
Kerr, John liill, Ralph Brarkett.
Geo rp. Lawrecne, Jr., Georn Youne
and P. C. Pattenon.
Strong Argamenta Preaented.
In preienlinr their ease to the
chamber delegation, the wheat men
numbering a score, made a very
strong argument. They said that un
less some ray of hope lightens the
skies for tha grain farmers, they will
leave tha farms this summer and fall
in great numbers and seek employ
ment in other occupations.
Bankers in the group said mauv
have already pulled up stakes and
aero turning their farms over to the
mortgage companies that held .claims
against them. Wheat farmers, it was
said, were going deeper into debt and
the outlook was of the gloomiest.
It was declared the McNary-Hau
gen bill was the only hope that prom
ised practical relief and that It was
supported by the farm interests of
tha country. The appeal was made
to the chamber and to Portland, it
was aaid, because other means of en
listing aid had been tried and there
remained the request for Portland, if
interested in state development, as it
must be in its own interest, to eome
to the aid of tha fanner on a prac
Bnslneaa Men Pledge Aid.
Business men who had felt, hither
to, that the problem did not affect
them directly were convinced other
wise and promisad to do everything
possible in support of tha relief meas
ure. It was directed at tbe meeting that
General Manager Dodson at once tel
egraph Senator McNary advising him
of the large meeting and its decision
to put on an aggressive drive for far
mer aid and that three Portland bus
iness men desire to visit Washington
in behalf of the bill and asking the
most opportune time for the showing
they wish to make.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Mayor Bert Mason of lone was do
ing business here on Monday. He was
Job for Kiss
Margaretta Pratt, 17. of Kanua
City, (Mo.) High School, dared her
teacner, . ti. uamon, to kiss her.
Be did. lightly, ih taye, and-e-loat
The most modern and scien
tific instruments used in the
diagnosis of eye trouble.
Office Phone Main 1164
Residence East 8206
Evenings and Sunday by
Dr. Arthur J. King
327 Morgan Blilg. (Broadway
Gilliam & Bisbee's
j& Column j&
A car of Poultry Sup
plies just arrived. Any
thing and everything for
Lots of mill feed and
Dr. Hess' stock tonic for
your live stock.
Sheep dip and lice exter
minator and other reme
dies for livestock and poul
Our spring stock of sin
gle trees, lead bars, wag
on tongues, plain beams,
handles, clevises, etc., just
Gilliam & Bisbee
Hardware - Implements
We have it, will get it or
it is not made.
Cash & Carry Store
ONE CAN OF EITHER GOLD BAR
TOMATOES, SWEET POTATOES
with each purchase of 1 0 cans of assorted
Gold Bar canned goods during
CANNED GOODS WEEK, MARCH i-8
L. G. DRAKE, Prop.
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
accompanied te tba city by P. P.
Hauler, editor of the Independent
Sam Clark will leave this week for
Medford and other points in Southern
Oregon, where ha eipects to visit for
awhile with old-time friends.
FOR SALE Registered Du roe -Jersey
boar. Also aome White Leghorn
cockerels, Hansen's 260-egg strain. A.
G. PIEPKR, Lexington, Ore.
Mrs. J. H. Col baa been quiU ill
at her home in this city during the
past week. At last reports aha was
John T. Kirk was In town from his
Willow creek place, and reporta that
lambing is on there, with all condi
For Sale Portable typewriter, good
as new; a bargain. Phone 734, or call
at Gazette-Times office.
A Real Bargain
880 Acres, comprising 550 acres of
good plow land and 330 acres of good
grass land. This place is a producer
with good marketing facilities.
L. VAN MARTER
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
Money to Loan on First Class Securities
fli A Business VMtout
; j i i- l
Is Like a Man Without
Let us supply your business
with the proper dress of print
ed matter letter heads, envel
opes,' cards, statements, plac
ards, envelope stuffers, etc.
We cater to the very latest in Records
and Sheet Music
are one month to six weeks in advance of
others. This is creating such a demand
that they are fast becoming the
most popular record on sale.
New Releases Every Thursday.
HAVE YOU HEARD
Spend a few of your liesure moments in our
delightful music room.
Odd Fellows Building
The quesiton in the Graham home was whether
it was to be TH-rift or D-rift. The vote was for
TH-rift after Mrs. G. presented it thusly:
"Are we content to drift along with no prepara
tion for the future?
"Or, are we thriftly going to save money for the
"A bank account will help us meet possible mis
fortune without a qualm,
"And when opportunity knocks it will make it
possible for us to take full advantage.
"Now what do you say, shall it be thrift or
This bank helps people save by paying 4 percent
interest on saving accounts. Start yours today.
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Heppner flank 0reKon
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, MARCH 6 & 7
JACK HOLT in
EDNA MURPHY in
"HER DANGEROUS PATH"
Also PATHE NEWS WEEKLY
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
LITTLE ANN in
"THE GREATEST MENACE"
Also "FELIX OUT OF LUCK"
SUNDAY and MONDAY, MARCH 9 & 10
LEATRICE JOY in
Also Comedy, "THE WHOLE TRUTH"
TUESDAY, MARCH 11-One Day Only
SPECIAL CAST in
"THE QUEEN OF SIN"
In spite of the title a picture well worth
seeing. The splendor of Sodom and Gomor
rah are reproduced, and the destruction of
those cities for their wickedness is realistic
Also "FIGHTING BLOOD"
Because of the High School Play on Wed
nesday these pictures will be shown
ONE DAY ONLY