The gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1912-1925, February 05, 1925, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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Archdeacon Goldia wn in Heppner
over Sunday and held services at the
Episcopal church. Thii Is his flriit
visit here in fourteen weeki, ai he U
now just recovered from the wrioui
injuries he received three months
afro in an automobile accident on the
John Day highway in Grant county.
Mr. Goldie had planned delivering a
special addresa to the Maxonic fra
ternity on the occasion of his regular
visit to Heppner when the accident
happened. He will give this address
here on his next visit, which is the
fourth Sunday of this month Feb.
22nd. and he hopes to be greeted by
a large representation from the Ma
sonic bodies of Heppner.
Arthur Smith was called to Port
land by the very serious illness of his
son-in-law, James Webster. A phone
message received Tuesday afternoon
announced that Mr. Webster has been
suddenly stricken and his condition
was such that his recovery seemed
doubtful. Mr. Smith left for Portland
announced that Mr. Webster had been
at once and Mrs. Smith took the train
for the city Wednesday morning.
Word received later announced the
death of Mr. Webster.
Tilman Hogue states that his sec
tion of the county, after all, seems
to have suffered a heavy loss owing
to the December freeze. For a time
it appeared that the Gooseberry coun
try was coming along all right but
reseeding is now necessary In the
larger portion of the acreage. Mr.
Hogue came to Heppner on Tuesday,
bringing his daughter, Miss Cecil, to
the hospital, where on yesterday
morning she underwent an operation
for appendicitis,
1. A. Patterson, A. L. Ayers, M. D.
Clark, Geo. Aiken and Frank Gilliam
went to The Dalles on Monday and at
tended the funeral of the late W. A.
Johnston, who was a prominent Ma
son of that city and a Shriner. Mr.
Johnston died suddenly at his home in
The Dalles on Saturday. His funeral
was very largely attended. Mr. John
ston was in business in this city for
about seven years, going from here
to The Dalles more than 20 years ago.
This paper is pleased to announce
that the family of C. L. Gillilan is
to remain in the city. Some time
since, through changes taking place
along the branch line, it was reported
that Mr. Gillilan would be transferred
to another point, hut this did not
materialise and he will remain with
his job on the Heppner branch.
Rev. G. T. Wilbur of Hood River
preached for the members of Bethel
chapel on Sunday forenoon, and his
sermon was greatly appreciated. At
this service W. O. Dix sang a olo,
Miss Elisabeth Phelps whistling the
air with him and Mrs. Phelps accom
panying on the piano.
Mr. nnd Mrs. S. M. Rurnctt of Ar
lington spent the week-end at Hepp
ner, returning home the first of the
week. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Lillian Cochran who expects to
be absent from the city for a couple
of weeks.
Mr. and" Mrs. John Gates and Mrs.
Grace Shoun of Spray came to Hepp
ner on Monday to attend the funeral
of the late Albert H. Stamp, father
of Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Shoun. They
returned home on Tuesday.
FOR SALE One cook stove with
hot water attachment; 1 MHooaier'
kitchen cabinet; 1 bedroom suite and
1 library table, all as good as new.
See Mrs. Alex Green in Heppner.
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strain. None better. Trial will con
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Our Washington Letter
- N. P. 8.
William M. Butler, chairman of the
Republican National Committee and
Senator from Massachusetts, laid
down the law and the gospel of the
Republican party of 1024 in an extra
ordinary address which he recently
made. It was a national message.
This, he argued, was first of all a
time of opportunity for all the sober
thinking people to gather within the
party fold but to secure this end he
declared thot the party must show It
self responsive to the needs of the
people. It must first and always
stand as a party in which all the peo
ple can gather without distinction as
to race, creed, or condition of life, as
a party of equal opportunity. And it
must be responsive to the great hu
manitarian needs' of the people. It
is too big to be a ono-issue parly,
even though that Issue is the tariff,
the imporotnnce of which is admitted
by all, it must, in short, as he put it.
be responsiveto appeals which can
not be "tested on a cash register."
Equally striking was his declara
tion that the party can only grow
through loyalty of all the members
to party principles, and can only live
through party discipline. Blocs and
factions, he said, have injured instead
of helping the people. The party
wants all new sucpostinns but those
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who submit such plana mutt be will
ing to accept majority rule. Referr
ing to the recent action of the senate
in eliminating certain men from the
rmrty rolle, he taid thii waa not done
through feeling of personal bias but
olely because a party cannot func
tion which does not control its own
representatives and this he said was
the real reason for the Senate action.
Long experience has shown that a
two party system is a necessity for
the real administration of the govern
ment for the welfare of the people
as a whole. The more striking fea
tures of his speech are here given:-
The greatest nationalizing influence
which has made our federal govern
ment virile and enduring is the two
party system. The two great political
parties are the sole agencies for for
mulating national policies and carry
ing them out
This brings us again to the realisa
tion of the need and value of party
solidarity, and party responsibility in
the conduct of public affairs.
Probably no public man was ever
more opposed to party government
than waa George Washington, yet
Washington's aense of duty to the
whole country led him to consent to
hold the position of leadership in the
Federal- party.
Unless I have misread the signs of
the times, we have now open to us an
opportunity, not only to increase the
strength and influence of our party
throughout the nation, but also to se
cure from citizens In genera), a great
er participation than ever in political
activities, an opportunity not only to
increase the total of our votes, but
to keep the confidence and support of
thoKe who have aided in the great re
sult of November fourth.
There are millions of voters today,
and I am speaking advisedly, who
have no fixed political home, and rec
ognize no party control.
Arouned by their experiences in the
campaign to a realization that right
political thinking is as important as
ritfht living, they are standing at the
political cross roads.
With affiliations nominal rather
than actual with parties which stood
indifferently by, they turned to our
standards and severed old party ties
by voting direct for Calvin Coolidge.
These are the people who I believe
can be brought into formal affiliation
with us. But we cannot ignroe the
fact their votes in the main were cast
for Coolidge the man rather than
Coolidge the Republican. We must
prove to them, that our party is
worthy of the President and that the
President is typically a product of
our-party. -
The campaign gave us, not only
converts, but it quickgned and
strengthened the respect and confi
dence in Republican principles among
a great number of our own people
who were Republicans in thought
rather than in deed.
There must be a shelving of petty
and personal ambitions and the adop
tion of an attitude of unswerving loy
alty to the principles of the party,
and an ambition to serve and a gen
erous submission to discipline.
One of the important readjust
ments must be a more general under
standing, that after all, we are only
members, not the owners of the Re
publican party. ,
The country today calls for a lead
ership practical in its manifestations,
but idealistic in its ambitions. We
cannot ignore this, even if we would.
We must recognize that while our
parry is not relieved of any of its ob
ligations to p resist in its demand for
the reduction of national expenditures
and the development of efficiency in
pnvornment. it mut be ready to for
ward and sustain with equal entha
siatm sound humanitarian movements
for the betterment of all the people
in the country.
On the tariff for example, we stand
pledged to the people. But important
as that issue is to the American work
man, w must develop a strength of
political resources ao that without
abating one jot of our loyalty to that
plank in our platform, we will be able
to give generous recognition and aid
to those measures which touch our
people spiritually. Our party ia too
big to be dominated by any one plank
and that thought must be driven home
and by definite action on our part if
we are to win to our side those whom
we are seeking.
The people look to us, and expect
us at all times to make certain, as to
the economic soundness of such proj
ects as we propose, such movements
as we endorse, but for our part we
must remember there are certain
moral iMues which can never be de
termined through a cash register.
The demand for the outlawry of
war is not only country-wide, but
world-wide. It is just, and to the ac
complishment of that .dual we should
bring all our ability and resolution.
The cry of the womanhood of Amer
ica for the inauguration of a policy
which while not affecting our integ
rity as a sovereign state or involving
ua in foreign alliances, or affecting
our purpose at all times to be first of
all American, devoted to the mainten
ance of our own national strength
and independence, will yet make for
harmony among the nations of the
earth is not only impressive, but
right and should have our sympathetic
consideration and support.
The time is ripe for a great con
solidation within one party, provided
we are able to build a framework, na
tional in its scope, economically sound
and also humanitarian, of the men
and women who think in reasonable
harmony with one another.
The people want it. After years of
political experimentation with blocs
and factions, which for all of the good
intentions of the promoters or par
ticipants, have only worked to in
crease the general confusion, and de
lay the application of real remedies,
the people are inclined to a sober and
saner line of thinking. I know from
interviews and conferences with men
of all parts of the country there is a
general disposition to support a uni
fied Republican organization. They
appreciate that the house divided
against itself must fall, and this ap
plies to political organizations.
All our efforts, and I am speaking
plainly, will come to naught unless
we succeed in developing, not only
among the rank and file, but among
the leaders and our duly elected offi
cials an appreciation of the necessity
of party loyalty. No progress can be
made without a program and no pro
gress can be made effective without
In Washington a man is either with
a party or against it. There is no
middle course. There is an absolute
necessity for Iqyalty; for the control
of Congress is regulated by party
lines and conditions. It was in rec
ognition of this situation, and not be
cause of any feeling of personal bias
that certain gentlemen were lately
stricken from the Republican rolls.
I have no thought of a system of
discipline which seeks to encroach on
the rights of any man or woman to
aspire or stand for office or to limit
their rights to propose or advance
legislative or party programs.
But a man who is elected to office
on a Republican platform must stand
on that platform. If he does not like
the platform, he is justified and en
titled to seek to make any correction
or amendments which he de"ire. but
once -the majority of the party for
mally rejects bis suggestion, his ob
ligation is to accept that decision.
There is no service more important
and essential to our well being in gov
ernment than a aane, wholesome un
derstanding participation in politics.
We have in recent years changed
the form of our party machinery for
the selection of candidates for public
office. We have very generally sub
stituted the primary for the repre
sentative convention. We have sub
stituted the primary for the legisla
tive election of United States Sena
tors. This change has brought about
its problems. The old convention sys
tem of nominations fixed the respon
sibility upon the party and exerted a
definite party influence upon the can
didate. He realized his accountabil
ity to his party, and he knew definite
ly where his loyalty and allegiance
The primary system has given an
opportunity for cunning men to nse
the party label in the primary, and
thereby attract to their support the
loyal members of the party. .And it
has enabled such men to gain a party
nomination, and with the support of
the party, an election to important
office, and in some instances, only to
repudiate the platform of the party
and the nominees of the national con
vention. Such conduct is reprehen
sible. It is obtaining office by false
pretense. And such practices should
be condemned not only by the party
organization, but by the people whose
confidence has been betrayed.
But whatever our machinery in
order to preserve party government
which is so indispensable to efficient
administration, men and women in
their party affiliations, must be hon
est to the party and mUBt be loyal.
The campaign of 1924 worked a
veritable revolution in the political
thinking processes of the people. It
was the greatest "thinking election"
which we have had since the Civil
War, the campaign of 16 alone stand
ing comparison.
The iitue) wer- so grnt, that thy
purified even the methods of am-'
paignir.g. They banished the petti- j
ness, the selfishness, the lntriguemg ,
which has so often marred political
The man who thinks before he
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of this community are the buyers
of most of the goods required for
the home, themselves and the chil
dren and, in large measure, for
the men as well.
These women are the closest read
ers of the local newspaper. A mes
sage in The Gazette-Times is cer
tain to be read by the very people
the home, merchant must reach
with his "store news."
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