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THE GAZETTE-TIMES. HEFPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1924.
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TARIFF STAND OF
U FOLLETTE UNFAIR
Products of Wisconsin Only
Ones He Showed Any
Portland, Or (Special) Tht lA
rollett record on the tariff. It has
been pointed out here by the Ktpub
Ileal State Central comminee after
u inquiry, hai been thorouchir in
consistent and thoroughly selfish.
La Follette votd for the highest
tariff rates on all product! of his oil
tate and (or the lowest rati s or no
taiiS at all on everything produced
Ha To'.ed for the highest duty pro
posed on Unseed oil and llai-seed oil,
both made from raw material pro
dnced in his own state. He was so
insistent cn protecting the Wisconsin
product that he voted amendment ot
the committee report submitting the
Fordney-McCumber ichedule, insert
ing a new paragraph providing a
tariff on casein, and he Toted to
amend the report by Increasing dutiea
on honey, poultry, cream and a num
ber of other products of vital interest
to the slate of Wisconsin. But he
voted, on the other hand, to decrease
the duty cn almonds, walnuts, rice.
Bits, lumber, shingles, etc.
Because of hit bitter opposition to a
tariff on woolen textiles, he was afraid
to rote for a tariff on wool. On the
other hand, because the sheep-raising
Industry Is well established In his
tate, he was afraid to vote against
the tariff on wool ao he was absent
OB all roll calls on the wool schedule.
La Follette consistently voted
against the tar ft on all manufactured
goods with two exceptions, metal
pants buttons and metal hooks and
eyes. In both these instances he vot
ed to Increase the schedule above the
committee report. It was not under
stood why he was ao careful of the
welfare of manufacturers of these
La Follette la bow talking about
the iniquitous sugar tariff, but he was
not enough concerned about it when
tt came up in the aenate to be present
POSTAL BILL VETO !
IS EASILY EXPLAINED
Portland, Or. (Special). There
has been plenty of criticism of Presi
dent Coolidge because ot his failure to
approve the bill to increase salaries
ot letter carriers and postal clerks,
but, according to the Republican State
Central committee headquarters here,
this adverse comment comes from per
sons not familiar with the facts.
The committee points out that two
measures for relief of the underpaid
postal workers were considered, one
that bad the approval of the admin
istration and waa recommended by
Postmaster General New. Mr. New,
moreover, is the only postmaster gen
eral who has ever proposed higher pay
tor all postal workers.
The administration measure carried
an expenditure of 148.000400 and
would have been signed by the presi
dent had It passed. But the postal em
ployes stood out for their own bill,
appropriating 168,000.000 and, nnlike
the other, providing bo means of meet
lng this sdded expenditure.
It was that bill the president vetoed,
his reason being that the measure did
not provide for the proposed expendi
ture and he was compelled to give It
his disapproval. His action, viewed In
connection with the administration
bill tor the relief of postal employee,
did not show bins out of sympathy
with the needs of the postoflice work
ers. CITIZEN AWAY FROM
HOME MAY CAST VOTE
Oregonions may vote even If away
from their own precincts cn election
day, It is pointed oat by the Repub
lican State Central committee. There
la a provision In the election laws that
will permit thia practice, so that none
seed lose his vote November 4.
Because of the livestock show at
Portland closing Just befrre election,
day, It Is thought a oimbvr of persons
Day not leturn home in time to vote
and the wsy this can be accomplished
Is pointed out.
Anyone who expeots to be at a dis
tance from home on elect ion day
should provide himself with s certifi
cate of registration that he msy ob
tain from liis county clerk. Uy pre
senting this certificate, he will be en
titled to vote In any county of the
tate for s'tue and national tickets.
In case the absent voter has not
obtained t certificate, tt win be re
quired that he swear In bis vote. This
tan be dune in Multnomah county by
sli freeholders, but In ether parts ot
the state, two freeholders may make
Coolldgt on Ttastlon.
It Is lmnostibl to straps tkt coo
Juslon that high taiet vast klgh
nrtrtt. So long as tkt out! ol govern
itat tt hl(!h, Ut eott of living will
bs high. This it usaallr t toarct ol
misunderstanding and always
loarct of dltcontttit Tht duty thai
ruvtrnntnt now cwm to the poopls ll
is red not tktr bvrdtmt by paying ofl
U obUfwtlou that oaut from tat
tit fatksr than tttpoatag additional
kardtat fur tht aappurt of now pro
Jmu. Hiving SMK out var obllgatloa
ia M7 Ut at saawt oaf
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FARM LOAN ISSUE
HELD HERE "BUNK"
Democratic Paper Scoffs
Cock-and-Bull Story of
Portland, Or. (Special). The
bogus campaign Issue raised by Gov
ernor Fierce and his appointee, Jeff
Myers, that of bad loans to farmers,
la flouted openly by the Capital
Journal of Salem, as staunch a demo
cratic paper as there ia in the state.
It decries it openly as campaign bunk,
useful only for political purposes 1b
the hope of electing Myers state treas
urer. The Capital-Journal calls attention
to the cock-and-bull scandal In the
tate highway department at the time
of the election two years ago, which
was put forward merely for campaign
purposes to aid only In Pierce's elec
tion. Ot course it was all forgotten
as toon as the votes were cast.
The Capital-Journal, too, points out
that any time for the past 14 years
books of the state land board have
been open to inspection and any delin
quencies could have been unearthed
long ago If there were any merit In
the hue and cry that has been raised.
Many loans are classed aa bad by
the Pierce adherents that show In
terest delinquent from six months to
two years By applying tie same rule
ot delinquency, delayed payment on
six months' Interest, the records show
that during 192S, when Governor
Pierce was chairman of the school
land board. TO loans be approved are
now bad loans. Thit seems to show
that the governor bas not made any
Botable Improvement In the handling
of state funds, although he and Jeff
Myers have very little to say about
the current loans. They point mere
ly to the trumped-up delinquencies of
their predecessors In office ana do
not. In any case, blame themselves.
The pitiful part of the newest
Pierce "scandal" is that he is seeking
to make political capital at the ex
pense of the good name of Oregon
farmers. Of 602 loans he has classed
as bad, by figuring interest delinquent
after six months, interest was paid on
all last year and on all but a small
percentage of them In the fall of 1923.
Therefore, when the audit was made,
as of June 30, out of the whole 602
notes, there were more than 520 on
which a year's Interest was not yet
due, but on which, without doubt, the
Interest will be paid this fall after the
crops are sold.
The audit shows that 1S1 notes and
mortgages have been sent out for fore
closure and of this number, interest
was paid in full in 1922 on 5S, in 1323
on 45 more and In 1924 on six. There
was, therefore from six months' to
one and one-halt year's Interest due
on more than 100 of these 181 notes
bow under foreclosure.
The last legislature, recognizing the
plight of the farmer, amended the
school law to the effect that the time
for payment of such interest on loans
as was then due might be extended to
Despite this, and the well known
fact that the governor is a warm
friend of the farmer, the land board,
which he heads, is foreclosing mort
gages on many lands they are not re
quired or eipected by law to fore
close and the only explanation must
be that the action taken is for poli
tical purposes alone.
Estimate of losses as made by
Pierce and Myers has been grossly
exaggerated, as Is shown by the
record and this too, is purely for
political effect. Farmers of the state
who have been out-lucked by poor
prioes will no doubt be willing to
call it dirty politics.
For instance on 80 notes that have
been foreclosed, assessed values ol
the properties represented are from
40 to 60 per cent in excess of the
amount the state bas loaned on them.
In Malheur oounty, for Instance, where
tt la said the worst risks are, prop
erty represented by 11 notes, on which
the state has invested (21,172, is as
sessed at 131,070 and appraised at
The state has already sold 15 farms
on which It had foreclosed and receiv
ed an average of 40 per cent cash
payment, and yet none of these farms
bas been sold at s loss.
These facts show that talk of im
sense losses is all bunk, put out by
the Pierce administration clique for
political purposes only and calculated
to hoist Jeff Myers into office, so that
tt may continue to threaten hard
pressed farmers who have not made
Interest payments on state loans with
Id six months.
Ccolldgt for Reclamation Work.
Although he hat lived all his lift
In a country where reclamation It
somewhat meaninglsas, Presidont
Coolidge Is responsive to the needs
of the west, at thown in his letter to
the convention of the American Min
ing Congress at Sacramento recently.
Ha taid water power and irrigation go
hand In hand and continued, "It Is my
Burpott to unremittingly ttlmulatt
and tncouragt the development ol
thete great projects by every author
ity of tht federal government."
Rail loonomitt Wade.
. Tht number of federal employethat
been rtduced mors than 100.000 In
the past thret yean. Government fi
nancing hat been put on a tound busi
ness bails, with expenses cut to
minimum and deficit! turned Into lor
plutet. It It these sensible economies
that have brought about reductions Ix
deral taita, -
CECIL ENS ITEMS
I Civil was a busy stockyard in a
mail Wfcy on Friday morning during
the tuving and telling of a bunch of
j Ismh Vclonpinp to Mike Marshall of
Wcardnmn. John Kelly of Rack creek
I sd K. Coon of the Columbia Basin
; Wee! Co, of Portland were amongst
I the buyers. Prices were not ob
tained at time of writing.
Vi Hazel Tyler of Khea Siding
hrul the time of her life on Saturday
white visiting her friend Josephine
McKntire at Killarney. Master Jackie
I McKr.tire was a close second in all
j their daring explorations,
George Branders. who has been
(herding for Hynd Bros, for the past
few months arrived at Butterby Flats
on Thursday from rr:e mountains and
will have a short vacation before the
winter work comes on.
Henry Krebs and W. Farrens left
on Wednesday with a large band of
sheep belonging to Krebs Bros. They
were trailing the sheep to pasture at
Hardman on range which Krebs Bros,
have recently rented.
Conprstulations are extended to
M;ss Father W. Logan of Portland,
only daughter of the late Boyd Logan
of Cecil, on her marriage during the
week in Portland to William Ray Bar
nett cf lone.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Sexton of La
Grande arrived in Cecil on Tuesday
and he will have charge as highway
patrolman. J. Hughes having been
transferred to the highway shops in
M. V. Logan of the Willows, candi
date for sheriff on the democratic
icket for Gilliam county, has been
busy during the week hauling feed
"rom Four Mile for his stock.
Al Henriksen of Pendleton still
thinks there is no place like Cecil
nd can't resist the temptation of re-
U'ninp to visit his old friends every
'ft- and then.
Miss Cleta Palmateer of Windy-
took left for Lexington on Sunday
vhere she has enrolled as a student
f Lexington high school for the
Geo. W. Perry of Pendeton arrived
it his ranch near Ewing on Thursday
.nd will spend a few days with Mr.
and Mrs. O. Neal who have the Perry
W. A. Thomas of Dotheboys Hill
was calling in Cecil on Saturday and
aving a chat with his numerous
frieds by way of a change.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dufur of The
Cot. accompanied by Mrs. H. V. Tyler
of Rhea Siding, spent Saturday with
'nends in Pendleton.
W. T. Matlock, prominent sheepman
if Alderdale, Wash., was calling on
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Krebs at the Last
Camp on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mr'. H J. Streetr and
children were visiting J. W. Osborn
and Mrs. Weltha Combest at Fairvie v
anch on Sunday.
Miss Mildred Duncan, student of
Lo.atdman high school, spent the
veek end with her parents at Busy
Misses A. C. and M. H. Lowe, ac
companied by Miss Annie C. Hynd.
were doing the sights of Heppner on
Geo. Henriksen of Strawberry ranch
accompanied by his father Chris Hen
riksen of Portland, left on Tuesday
Miss Annie C. Hynd of Butterby
"!ats was calling on Miss Myrtlu
Chandler at Willow creek ranch on
Jim Warfield of Morgan and T. B.
r.nd F. Wilde of lone were calling on
L. L. Funk at Cecil on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Medlock and
children of Rockcliffe were visiting
friends in Morgan on Sunday.
.Oral Henriksen of the Moore ranch
near Heppner was visiting his old
home at Ewing on Saturday.
Water Pope of Hillside ranch is
busy hauling pipes, new windmill,
etc., for his new well.
H. J. Streeter and son Noel accom
panied J. W. Osborn to Heppner on
HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS.
The Fossil football team journeyed
to Hardman last Saturday with the
intention of beating the Hardman
boys, but the locals turned over a
new leaf and the final score was 2-0
in favor of Hardman. The local team
was very strong on line bucks thus
interfering with Fossil's forward 1
passes. On the other hand the Hard
man boyi were too strong for the
visitors. The game was played on
rossti territory all the time. Fossil's
average is 147 pounds while Hard
man's average is 140 pounds. It
has been said by many that if Hard
man had started and played the other
games as they did with Fossil that
the scores would have had a smaller
A big banqut was given the foot
ball team Saturday evening at the
school auditorium in honor of
first victory in football. A large
was present and every one had
enjoyable evening. The ladies of
town served cake, sandwiches and
W'e have another new student. Per
Bleakman of Boardman enrolled
Monday morning. Oct. 20, making a
total enrollment of 30 in the high
The Hardman orchestra has just
received several of the latest popu
lar pieces wheih they intend to play
for the dance, Nov. 1.
The high school students are work
hard completing their plans for
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Pal mer Coats
IN LADIES', MISSES' AND
They are always the best money can buy
It is a pleasure to show them.
A Good Word Is Said
For Hardman Orchestra
I think it ia about time for ui to
give the Hardman orchestra three
cheers for the splendid work it is
doing. It is now furnishing fine
music for the community, of which
the dance given on October 11 was a
good testimony. The people who were
there say they intr.;d to come back
for the hallowe'en dance on Nov. 1.
The orchestra at present consists
of six pieces; violin, two saxophones,
trombone, piano and traps and drums.
Others have signified their intention
Every performance is an improve
ment over the former one, so that
with the Odd Fellows' new hardwood
floor and music furnished by the or
chestra, the dance Nov, 1 promises to
be one of the finest held in the vicin
ity. We older residents of Hardman
greatly appreciate the efforts of the
orchestra and are glad to have such
a good musical organization in our
town. HARDMAN BOOSTER.
FOR SALE Murat grapes, 10 c per
lb., prepaid. A. E. Anderson, R. 1,
The Dalles, Ore.
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Is Not Far Away
A little more than two months and the Yuletide
will be here with its good cheer and happiness, and
the time is not a bit too long in which to plan and
secure the gifts which make this season the most
popular of the year. The foresighted ones have been
preparing for some time, and it now behooves every
one to begin their preparations.
Do Your Christmas
Shopping Early and
DO IT IN HEPPNER
Proper expression of the spirit of the season is
suggested in the slogan DO YOUR CHRISTMAS
SHOPPING AT HOME THIS YEAR. HePP-
ner merchants are now stocking their Christmas
goods, and in a short while will be able to show as
complete assortments as can be found anywhere.
Indications are that useful gifts will dominate this
year, and of these an abundance may be found.
Watch for the announcements featuring Christ
mas goods which will begin to appear soon, and give
the local merchants an opportunity to fill your order
before you send it away.
HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR CHRISTMAS
GREETING CARDS YET?
If not, come in and examine our complete stock.
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