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Volume 41, Number 35. - HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
PIE OF COUNTRY
SHOULD BE GENERAL
. The Manufacturer.
Another Thanksiving day is here.
The ueual perfunctory proclamations
were Issued by public officials and
read by the people Thanksgiving
should not be limited to one day in
this land of opportunity and progress.
Are we as proud of Our Country
and as grateful for the advantages it
gives us as we should be? It is often
stated that Californians are greater
boosters for their state and its re
sources than are the cititens of any
other state in this Union.
Why localize our enthusiasm for
Our Country? No state could exist
without our United States. Why
should not every citizen in this coun
try be an active booster for a nation
that has gone further than any other
in the world fn giving liberty, prop
erty rights, business opportunities,
home conveniences, edueational ad
vantages and amusements to its peo
ple? Why should not our schools and
colleges emphasize to a greater ex
tent the advantages of a citizen of
this nation under our constitutional
form of government?
Until something U proposed which
would in a small measure give us pro
tection and advantages equal to those
which we now receive, we should ex
press greater thanks for what we have
and be less ready to listen to the
Uioughtless agitator or professional
politician who, failing to appreciate
the advantages which surround him,
seeks to foist impractical theories or
visionary experiments upon a people
already blessed with a government
better than any other so far devised?
When you feel like kicking, look
around you. Practically every Amer
ican citizen can own his own home
if he so desires. He can travel to his
work either in an electric car or over
a system of highways such as the Ro
mans never dreamed of.
In his home, gas and electricity do
wprk equal to that done by a score of
servants to former kings and queens.
The American telephone system fur
nishes a communication service in
the humblest home beyond the wild
est dreams of world famous rulers of
Our property is safeguarded, our
workmen are cared for and our lives
art protected by an insurance system
unheard of a hundred years ago and
which is rapidly eliminating the pau
per and poor house.
Aladdin and his lamp have been
made a reality by the radio which, in
conjunction with wire communication
has annihilated distance and, as the
people of the world become better ac
quainted through oor modern meth
ods of communication, will eliminate
war. The homesteader in the moun
tains can tune in his radio sit and
listen to the music, lectures and
amusement programs of the world.
Our farmers are Jearning the ad
vantages of applying business meth
ods to agricultural pursuits. Our in
dustries are profiting by making their
employes and customers stockholders
in their properties. Gasoline has made
individual transportation possible so
that vast sections of the country
heretofore impossible of settlement
on account of distance, have been
opened up and are today pouring
their products and business in over
improved highways to the greatest
railroad transportation system in the
What a picture to paint! Forests,
mines, transportation, oil, electricity,
telephone, gas, radio, modern farm
machinery, factory buildings finer
than the castles of history, roads
and road building methods such as
the world has never before seen, and
an educational system which offers
the poor man's son advantages which
the nobility did not have a few gen
Think of these things when you
hear the croakers and the knockers.
Don't be thankful just on Thanksiv
irg day. Learn a lesson from Cali
fornia, where the children arc taught
that the sun is brighter, the sky is
bluer and the advantages greater thnn
unywhere else in the world. let us
build up pride in Our Country, not in
a boastful or arrogant manner, but
with a serme of appreciation and
thanksiving that we are so fortunate
to live in a land where opportunities
and advantages for the poor and the
lowly are greater than the luxuries
offered favored and wealthy persons
a short century Ago.
STOP, LOOK, LISTKNI
The Willing Workers of Christian
church wlil hold bazaar, cooked food
and candy sale, Wednesday, December
10th, from two till nine, in church
basement. They will serve lunch
also during afternoon and evening,
consisting of salad, sandwiches, cake
and coffee. You will find some of the
foreign markets there. Don't over
look this in your Christmas shopping.
Coats and Dresses
Friday and Saturday
November 28 and 29
A big seelction of Coleman's
Coats and Drenses at
$15 and up.
Mrs. L. G. Herren
Lexington Boy Makes
Good on O. A. C. Team
Dallas Ward, a student at O. A. C.
formerly a high school pupil at Lex
ington, was one of the principal
players 'on the Beaver team in the
game at Corvallia last Saturday be
tween U, of O. and O. A. C, and he
received favorable mention for the
good work he did. Young Ward was
right in the game from beginning to
the finish and made numerous bril
liant plays from his position at left
The game resulted in a victory for
Oregon, the score being 7 to 3, and
from the expert opinion given in the
reports the Beavers ahoud have won.
However, Oregon was ready to take
advanatage of the breaks of the game,
just as she was with Washington,
and was able to resist the fearful
line bucking of the Aggies to the end.
PICKING ON PIERCE.
Evidently the favorite indoor sport
at the Legislature this winter will be
picking on Governor Pierce.
Glee already overspreads the cal
loused countenances of professional
politicians who smell revenge. Their
small-bore minds are loaded to the
brim with mud pellets wherewith to
bombard the prostrate remains of a
promising promisor who couldn't per
form. Take some advice you buzzards
who anticipate picking toothsome
morsels of carrion from the battered
carcass of a beaten bushwhacker.
That advice is:
"Don't kick a man when he is
We do not expect you to take this
advice. You can't resist the tempta
tion to hop on the corpse, dig your
heels into it and perorm a wild war
dance. You vainly imagine that the
triumph over Pierce was your own
triumph. It wasn't. The voters of
Oregon have no more use for you
than they have for our lamenting
and lamented governor.
Governor Pierce simply killed him
self off by hia. unreliability. His in
timates have known for years how
unreliable he was, but the people
generally didn't know, or they would
not have elected him. Two years in
office simply enlarged his circle of
acquaintance, so that today thous
ands know of hia unreliability in
stead of mere scorcB.
Governor Pierce will stay dead, un
less you kick life into him.
The voters of Oregon will not con
sent, however, to see the governorship
the office itself stripped of its
dignity and responsibility. Beware
lest your attacks on Walter Pierce
are not regarded as attacks upon the
governorship itself. If they are so
regarded, you will find the people as
a whole rallying back to the support
of Pierce simply because he i& gov
ernor and in spite of the fact that,
temporarily, the governor is Pierce.
We can better endure two years
more of Pierce as governor than we
can endure the prospect of a legisla
ture destroying the governorship
simply to punish whoever happens to
If your skulls are not so thick that
ordinary common sense has no chance
to penetrate, think a long time before
you take executive power or execu
tive responsibility away from the
governorship of Oregon. The hope of
good government in the long run lies
in the people being able to hold their
chief executive fully to account for
the administration of government un
der law. If the executive's powers
are scattered among boards and com
missions of which he is a mere mem
ber, and the governorship is reduced
to a mere title, the people will not be j
able to fix deliniU responsibility up
on their chief magistrate.
As it is, in Oregon the governor
has very little power. Any change in
legislation' should be to increase
rather than decrease the responsibil
ity of the office. An increase of pow
er and responsibility would make it
far easier for a competent and relia
ble governor to accomplish big and
beneficial results for the welfare of
the state. The acts of a governor who
has broad powers under law are out
standing acts, whic are approved ori
censored by the people as a whole, j
.The acts of a governor who is merely .
a hoard member are difficult to ro-
vicw and enable him to escape definite-
It isn't often that any state gets a
governor like Walter Pierce Usually
lha governors of Oregon are reliable
men who are reasonably competent.
A'e can ofToid tn run the rink of an
occasional mistake like Pierce rather
than the far greater risks Involved
in scattering executive responsibil
ies so they cannot be located or def
If Governor Pierce has anything to
offer that has merit, do not turn it
down simply because it came from
Pierce. Toke his suggestions on their
merit. And in dealing with him, do
not forget that the governorship is
bigger than any governor and should
Mr. and Mrs. Chas, Sorber, parents
of Mrs. Gay M. Anderson, arrived
from Portland on Saturday and are
guests this week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. AnderBon, In years gone by,
Mr. Sorber was a resident of Morrow
county and followed farming for
some time in the lone Bection. Of
late years, however, he has been re
Biding at Portland, and following his
trade of carpentering. Mr. and Mrs.
Sorber will depart Friday for Oak
land, Calif., where they expect to re
side in the future.
N. L. Shaw, pioneer farmer of the
Clarks Canyon section, was doing
business in this city on Tuesday, Ye-1
ing accompanied by Mrs. bhaw. He
reports that his grain is beginning
to come up pretty well now but much
of the germination has been rather
weak, owing to its having to lay in
the ground too long before fufficient
moisture arrived. He is looking for
a good stand, however, and hopes
that the grain will get well rooted
before freezing weather sets in.
Hair cannot be beautiful unless it
is soft and luxuriant. To make ft
healthy and vigorous use Lucky Tiger
Hair Remedy. Try a bottle from
your barber or druggist.
Mr. and Mrs H. S. Swift of Athena
spent the past week at the home of
Mrs. Swift's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Copenhaver. They returned to
their home on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. C, V. Hopper and lit
tle daughter were Sunday guests at
the H. M. Cox home, Mrs. Hopper and
baby staying over till Tuesday to
visit. Arlington Bulletin.
M. R. Mathews, representative of
numerous wholesale houses in Port
land, and whose home is at The Dal
les, was calling on the trade at Hepp
The store building of Peoples Hard
ware Co is being treated to a new
coat of paint. J. H. Cox and Oscar
Edwards "are the decorators in charge
of the work.
Herman Hill, deputy county clerk,
is now the proud possessor of a new
Ford coupe, purchased this week from
Latourell Auto Co. of this city.
For Sale Two thoroughbred year
ling Hereford bulls. Can be register
ed. Price $60.00 each. Porter &
Conley, Boardman, Ore. n26-4.
Sheriff McDufFee departed on Fri
day for Colorado after E. A. Zochert,
whom he will return here to face
L. E. Van Marter, manager of the
Peoples Hardware Co., is spending the
week in Portland attending to busi
The ladies of Bethel Chapel will
hold their annual fancy work sale
December 4. Don't forget the date.
Mrs. Leonard Gilliam js in Portland
this week, where she is enjoying a
visit with relatives and friends.
For Sale 50. early hatched White
Leghorn pullets. Write or phone
Mrs. Ed Clark, Heppner.
Phil! Cohn has been spending the
week in the city from his home in
For Sale Cheap 16-disc Kentaokv
drill. Young's Second-hand Excnentje.
I am salesman for the Rawleigh
products. Nellie Fiower,
The Needs of Farm Or
ganizations. R. B. WILCOX.
(Morrow County Farm Hureau News)
A meeting of the executive com
mittee was held Saturday, Nov. 15,
but due to other business meetings of
"vital" importance, which came at the
same time, sickness and other reasons
the attendance was not what had been
hoped for. However, at this meeting
plans were laid for a meeting on
Nov. 29 at which time several meas
ures of especial importance to Mor
row county will be discussed. The
biggest problem we seem to have at
present is to find a few representa
tive men in the county public spirit
ed enough to discommode themselves
little for the common good. We
need a live farm organization in this
county. The Farm Bureau has tried
to help along. It lacks the bncking
of the majority of the people. Would
some other farm organization be more
popular? Would a wider extension
of the Grange be more satisfactory?
Would an organization of the Farmers
Union be the thing? Some plan of
working together satisfactory to the
majority should be adopted. We
might form a county organization in
dependent of existing orders. Our
organization could function as a body
to further in every way possible all
the major industries of the county.
We could be ready thru our execu
tive committee to act immediately on
any question needing immediate and
decisive action. Our extension work
needs to be better understood. A
more representative orgnization co
operating closely with our extension
work could do a vast amount of good
I have notiii'd as a usual thing those
who discredit this work are those who
have never tried to make any use of
it or let It try to holp them,
Many farmers and stockmen turn
down farm organizations unless they
see in them Home method of imme
diately buying something cheaper or
selling something at a bigger price.
Those nre things that farm organiza
tions mny in time regulate if they
will only learn to work together first
on subjects that are not so much
wrapped up in dollars and cents. Let
us first get down to work at such
things as better laws for farming in
terests, better methods of handling
the luhor troubles that sometimes
ariso, etc. if we find that we can
really coopcrnto and work together
then we may firmly take our place
among the organized industries of the
world. The spirit of cooperation is
an entirely new ono for the farmer,
We have been lord and king on our
own land. Wo farmed as wo wished,
In all farm operations wo act entire
ly independent. Each farm is a lit
. ' "WE ARE THANKFUL"
Is Fined $250 For
Possession of Liquor
Ed Adkins was assessed a fine of
$250 in the court of Justice Cornett
on last Thursday afternoon for the
possession of liquor.
He was apprehended by Sheriff Mc
DufTee and Deputy Cox as he was
leaving Heppner in company with L.
Van Marter for Portland. The sher
iff overhauled the Van Marter car on
the highway opposite the Marion Ev
ans place and caught Mr. AdkinB with
the goods on and returned him to
Heppner, and his appearance in the
justice court brought about the fine
as stated above. . . .
tle industrial community all by it
self. In only two instances do we
necessarily hold dealings with the
other fellow. During the year, work
ing a large part of the time with
an 8-hour night all the rest is day
if weather conditions permit, we ac
cumulate at times a little surplus.
This we turn over to the public at
large in a sort of philantrophic way;
that is, we don't say you can have my
surplus for such and such a price,
but in most cases we take just what
he is willing to give. That is one in
stance. The other is when we wish
to acquire some of the other fel
low's surplus In this case he has
figured out that what we want has
cost him so much money to have
ready for us, and he also thinks that
he should have a little profit for his
trouble so he tells us that we can
have what we want at such and such
a price, take it or leave it. Is this
to go on forever? If we are to change
this let us cooperate. If you are in
terested be prepared to come to a
business meeting Nov. 29 at 2 o'clock
at the County Agent's office, or if
impossible to attend that, make a
special effort to be present at a big
get-together to be held about Dec. 20.
Further announcement of this meet
ing will appear later. Will be glad
to see you at either or both.
John Adams, pioneer resident of
Hnrdman, was doing business in this
city on Monday.
Let us thank God our nation is at peace and our
boys aro at home. Lot us be ihniiKful, 100, that be
hind our frank American smile, behind our whimsical
Wit, behind our seeming carefree indifference, there
stands, rekindled in the American character, that
power, that courage, that love of country marked in
the lives of the Nation's founders, and upon which
rest the safety of American ideals.
Thanksgiving is perhaps the most beautiful of
American holidays. It opens the floodgates of mem
ory, it draws from the heart oor human love and
links anew our kinship with the Christ.
Yet, what say we of those among us who are lonely
at this hour, those who try, bewildered, to fathom
the mystery of Almighty reasoning, those who in
their suffering look with pleading eyes to learn what,
in their time of sorrow, they have at hand for which
to offer thanks.
In the suffering heart to-day let there be thanks
for Jesus and His ability to run the gamut of divine
emotion to the Inst resonant tone. God has ruled
that only from out the melting pot of the agonies
may come the gold refined and pure.
All is well. The nation lives; angels kiss the
cheeks of sleeping childhood, while those who have
gone to rest repose in the arms of God at peace.
L,ei us give innuKs.
' - . ' MnocAVrea.- j
Notes From Heppner Hi
A social was held in the school
house basement last Friday evening
at which the following pupils were
initiated into the Heppnerian Liter
ary Society: Joe Devine, Elmer Buck
num, Lena Redding, James Stout, Er
ma Lovgren, Lucile McDuffee, John
Farley, Joe Brosnan, Lois Reid, Jay
Erwin and Ralph Mooore The new
members were dressed in every way
imaginable. Joe Brosnan and John
Farley were very nice looking girls
and one could hardly be told from the
other The others were dressed ap
propriately. Jokes of all kinds were
jpinyed od the new members after
which they took the oath of the so
ciety. After the initiation a social
was held and refreshments served.
The Arion Literary Society chal
lenged the Heppnerian society to a
spelling match. The challenge has
been accepted and the rules commit
tee appointed. The spelling match
will be held at 2:30 Friday, December
5, and will be open to the public.
The cast for the play "Dulcy" is
now preparing it under the supervis
ion of Miss Denn and Miss Martin.
This play is scheduled for Dec. 10.
IS TAKING THE REST CURE.
On Saturday evening Marshal Dev
in took into his charge Allen John
son, who gave strong indications of
! being under the influence of moon
j shine. Upon searching him he re
moved from his coat pocket a nearly
I full bottle as evidence of the fact
that he had not been mistaken in his
judgment. Johnson was taken into
the court of Recorder Richardson who
assessed a fine of $25, Rather than
part with the cash, Mr. Johnson is
sitting it out at the county jail and
indulging in the rest cure.
Heppner Rod and Gun Club had a
turkey shoot on Sunday at Gentry
field and a considerable number of
turkeys were disposed of. The at
I tendance was not as large as antici
! pated, however, and the boys have
a number of fine birds on hand that
' will be disposed of at another shoot.
Speakers of Note On
Program of O. S. T. A.
Eugene, Ore., Nov. 25. Three edu
cational leaders of national reputa
tion will appear on the program of
the Oregon State Tteachers' Associa
tion at the annual meeting in Port
land, December 29-30-31. They are:
Mrs. Olive M. Jones of the elemen
tary schools of New York City, pres
ident of the National Educational As
sociation for the year 1923-24; Pres
ident Thomas W. Butcher of the Kan
sas state teachers college, Emporia,
Kansas, and Miss Mabel Carney,
specialist in rural education at Teach
ers College, Columbia University.
There will be no general program
on Monday, December 29, as the open
ing day is always given over to the
deliberations of the representative
council. Reports of standing com
mittees will be heard, and all busi
ness of the association will be trans
cated on that day. Only the duly
elected delegates may take part in the
discussions of the council, but the
sessions are public and all teachers
are cordially invited to be present.
The general sessions when the visit
ing educators will speak, will be held
on Tuesday morning, December 30,
and Wednesday afternoon, December
31. Departmental meetings will oc
cur Tuesday afternoon and Wednes
Departments of the association
which will have special programs
are: rural schools, boys' and girls'
club work, Oregon State council of
English, higher education, class room
teachers, librarians, city superinten
dents, school principals, Oregon state
council of geography teachers, his
tory, modern languages, science and
mathematics, art, music, physical
training, physical education, vocation
al education, agriculture, commerce,
home economics, industrial art.
All sessions will be held in the Lin
coln high school building, Portland.
The Portland hotel will be the official
headquarters of the association. Re
ports from sectional chairmen indi
cate that every county in Oregon will
have a good representation and that
the attendance at the convention will
be not less than 2,500.
Cow Testing: Association
to be Organized.
I Morrow County Extension Service News)
Following meetings held last week
at Hermiston and Stanfield, Mr, N.
C Jamison, Extension Dairy Special
ist, and the County Agent spent Sat
urday visiting dairy farmers in the
Irrigon and Boardamn districts dis
cussing the possibility of extending
this association to these communities.
As planned at present, the associa
tion would test about 1000 cows lo
cated in the Stanneld, Hermiston, Ir
rigon and Boardman communities.
These associations hire a man who
visits each farm once a month weigh
ing and taking samples of a night's
and morning's milk, and tests for
butterfat. At the same time feeds
are weighed and the value of month's
milk and butter fat and the cost of
The great value of a cow testing
association is in giving the farmers
an accurate record of what each cow
in his herd has done fur the year.
Thore is not a dairy herd in the
county but what hna some animals in
it thnt aro not paying their way,
Without testing for at least a year
these cannot be detected. Associations
in Tillamook county have built up the
production per cow to over 350 lbs.
of butter fat per year, and although
they have been running for 12 years
every month the testers' report shows
unprofitable cows being sold to the
butcher. Figures on the cow testing
association on the Newland, Nevad
Irrigation Project, show the cost of
a pound of butter frit for cows giving
less thnn 200 pounds of fat per year
to be 25c; the cows giving from V.50
to 300 pounds of fat per year produc
ed it at the cost of ltfcj those giving
from 350 to 400 pounds per year cot
11c These figures were taken from
the avemgo of B3 herds testing over
TOO COWS. '
The proposed charge for testing,
Heppner High Victor
Over Boardman Team
A fine delegation of rooters ac
companied the Boardman high school
football team to Heppner on Friday
last, to witness the closing game of
the season. Both teams were in fine
shape for the game, and a large crowd
of fans were on hand to do their part
from the sidelines.
The teams seemed to be quite even
ly matched as to size and weight and
there was good playing on both sides,
but the "irrigators" could not score
against the locals and permitted the
latter to make a total of fourteen
points, and by losing to Heppner the
Boardman team lost second place in
the series Lexington winning first
arid Wasco second.
Friday's game was one of the best
played here, however, and the local
boys soon found when they went up
against the huskies from the north
end of the county, that they could not
afford to loaf on the job it they ex
pected to carry off the long end of the
CECIL NEWS ITEMS
Cecil has had three heavy rain
storms during the week and also one
day of perfect sunshine which ended
up with a perfect downpour of rain
and this has settled all our sand
storms for some weeks to come. The
grass is beginning to show on our
hills and all wells which have been
dry are beginning to come on duty
The writer of Cecil items wishes
to correct an item in the weekly news
of this vicinity. We have been in
formed that Al Henriksen of Pendle
ton was not delivering-livestock on
Willow creek, but was passing thru
here on his way from Arlington to
his ranch near Lexington when his
car ran off the grade. Hence the
Roy E. Stender of Seldomseen and
J. E. Crabtree of Cukoo Flats were
busy men in Cecil on Friday shipping
turkeys to the Portland markets. Roy
is delighted with all the heavy rains
we have had lately. Te has 100 acres
of wheat just beginning to come thru
and will be busy seeding more since
the rain fell and land is in good
Charlie Hynd of the Pines, Ukiah,
accompanied by Bert McCoughlin, ar
rived at Butterby Flats on Tuesday
with a fine bunch of cattle belonging
to Hynd Bros., which will be fed dur
ing the winter and shipped to the
Robert Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs.
T, H. Lowe, arrived at Cqcil on Fri
day and will spend a few days visit
ing before returning to his studies at
Benson Polytechnic, Portland.
Max Gorfkle and brother Sam of
the Army and Navy store, Pendleton,
were doing a rushing business in
this part of the county during the
Four or five bands of sheep belong
ing at Smythe Bros, of Arlington
passed through Cecil during the
week all bound for their winter
Oral Henriksen of the Moore ranch
and his brother Clifford of Pendle
ton were busy during the week
measuring hay on their ranch near
Dick Logan and Harvey Smith of
Four Mile were putting on a small
round-up at Cecil on Wednesday
while trying to harness some mules.
J. J, McEntire of Killamey is busy
erecting a radio at his home. J. J.
expects to be able to do some listen
ing in during the winter months.
W. A. Thomas of Dotheboys Hill
took a few hours off work on Sunday
to visit his Cecil friends and learn
the latest news of the day.
Jackie Hynd and Clifford Driscoll
returned to Heppner . on Sunday
after spending a delightful time
"down on the farm."
Horace Van Schoinek of Th BnlW
Wan visit inir hia sinter Mr dan
Krebs at the Last Camp on Wednes
day and Thursday.
Miss Myrtle Chandler of Willow
creek ranch was calling on Miss An
nie C. Hynd at Butterby Flats on
Mrs. Alf. Medlock and children of
Rockcliffe spent Wednesday and
Thursday with friends near Morgan.
John Kelly of Heppner was in Cecil
on Fiiday looking after his sheep
which are feeding on Willow creek.
Miss Helen Farnsworth of Rhea
Siding was visiting Miss Jo;ie Mc
Entire at Killamey on Wednesday,
Mrs. H. V. Tyler of Rhea Siding
was visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Du-
fur at the Cot on bunday.
Walter Pope of Hilside visited the
county seat on Thursday to have
some dental work done.
Ed Rietmann, prominent wheat far
mer of lone was calling in Cecil on
transportation and salary of toster
in this association will be $2.26 per
year per cow. This amount can eas
ily be returned if only one cow in
the herd is found to be unprofitable
and disposed of. Active organiiation
in this association has started at
Hermiston and an effort will be made
to Bipn up s many as possible in the
Boardman and Irrigon sections early
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Copnhaver were
in the city on Tuesday from their
home north of Swnggart buttes. Mr.
Copenhaver is jut recovering from
a severe attack of grippe which had
him down for a number of days. He
reports that the warmer spell of
weather has been the means of bring
ing up the grain in hia neighborhood
and it is now growing quite well.
Straw For Sale T. W. Cutsforth,
on C. H. Pointer place, Lexington.
By Arthur Brisbane
Buy Now or Pay More.
The Brain Grows.
Flying Pullman Cars.
Mellon Will Stay.
Mr. and Mra. Careful Cititen, go
now and bat what you need without
further delay. Prices are low, be
cause merchants whose distribution
of goods has been checked by abnor
mally warm weather in many big cit
ies, have eut prices regardless of
cost. But cold weather Is coming.
And, more important, the boom ia
here already. When prices go up on
the stock exchange, you know that
you will aoon see prices going up in
the stores also. Do your shopping
early, and for the sake of your pock
etbook this time, not merely for the
sake of the overworked Christmas
The human brain is capable of un
limited development and there is no
such thing as overwork for a brain
properly developed. Thinking with
intense concentration makes the brain
actually grow at any age. The latest
proof is the increase of one-quarter
of an inch in size of Lloyd George's
head since 1903.
A quarter of an Inch makes a
great difference when the space is
filled with the right kind of brain -matter.
Also, thinking changes and in
creases the size of the nose, develops
the chin. We are what our thought
Judge Soper in Baltimore decides
that the "one-half of one per cent"
clause in the Volstead Act doesn't
apply to drinks made at home for
home use. If that decision stands it
will make a big hole in prohibition.
Incidentally it will mean more pros
perity for graveyards. Home-made
beverages, as the doctors will testify,
are tne undertaker's best friends.
Fat men and men with hobbies that
engross their thoughts are rarely
thieves, says the head of a bonding
company. And the married man ia
six times as safe, from the point of
view of stealing, as the unmarried
man. That says a good deal for the
influence of wives and children.
Marriages, as compared with di
vorces, are falling off in the United
States. The Census Bureau shows
that in 1923 the number of divorces
increased 12 per cent, the number of
marriages only 8 per cent more than
the previous year.. That isn't good
Mr. Hungerford writes to this col
umn, asking for a definition of the
great "social problem" of the present
aay. ne greatest problem is to make
a real success of the average mar
riage. The fault, of course, ia with mn.
It will take several centuries, proba
bly, to educate them up to the only
kind of life worth whils.
Big steamshin eonnnnlM think mn
rapidly than do our United States
railroad companies At least the big
lines already are planning flying
boats for carrvine nassen?er .crn.
the Atlantic. If anything is to make
ineir snips obsolete they want to
own the thing that does it.
American railroads seem content
to watch their stocks booming and
boiling, without worrying about the
fact that in twenty-five years pas
senger traffic will be cut down to
short hauls. Fast trains across the
continent or only half way across
will be only a memory.
Georee F. Baker, bom of
roads, and young in spite of hia
eignty oaa years, should set the
young men an example. Mr. Carry,
head of the Pullman Company, has
lone been at work on olana tnw lit-Vit
but strong "flying Pullman cars."
News from Washington that Secre
tary Mellon will consent to remain
in charge of the Treasury is good
news. The management of United
States finances, including the paying
of billions of debt rolled up 10 swift
ly, takes real financial and business
Mr. Mellon has both. The people
will be fortunate if he continues
working for them for nothing, ne
glecting a profitable business of his
Youth and beauty go forward in
Germany more rapidly than here.
The German newspapers discuss this
question: "Should modorn bobbed
women tip their hats to each othor?"
Another subject discus-ted is this:
"Ia smoking pipes ladylike?"
Let's hope that chewing tobacco
by ladies will be postponed for a
HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS.
The people of the Hard-nan com
munity had a party at the high school
auditorium. Cake and sandwiches
were served, A very enjoyable eve
ning waa spent by all.
The high school girls have received
their play, "The Poor Married Man."
They have begun practice and expect
to put it on December 13th.
The grade school will give their
Thanksgiving program Wednesday
evening. It will be followed by the
dance to be given by the Odd Fol
lows. The Hard man orchestra will
play for the dance.
The Congregational ladies of lone
will hold a Christmas sale on Satur
day, Dec. 6, in the ladies rest room
of the McMurray building at lone.