PAGE SIX HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 1927. m i rum JJaalm of Stjanks OH, come, let ua in unto the Lord I Let ui make joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving. Let us make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness And for his wonderful works to the children of men, For he hath broken the gates of brass And cut the bars of iron in sunder! Whoso is wise shall give beed to these things, And they shall consider the mereiea of the Lord. Ptalm xct. 4. i x - v A " v. V PEOPLE IF THIS LAND OF PLENTY LACKJUM1LITY? Comparison of Our Times and the Pilgrims'. Thanksgiving day has beoome as sociated with the idea of plenty an idea that is -translated into the concrete on all American tables that day. Ours is the land of plenty, a fat land, a rich land, arid on that day of the year Americans commemorate and celebrate the fact by partaking of good cheer. .The custom conies down to us, as we all know, from a generation of Americans which did not have plenty and had the best of reasons for being thankful and testifying their gratitude when the lean sea son was past and a fat one came. There have been vast changes in our land since the Pilgrims in augurated tliis practice which their descendants still follow. The early givers of thanks were thank ful for the little that came to them after faithful labor and harsh struggle. We who have much, and have it without hard struggle, also are thankful for what we have, hut probably are a tritle too compla cent about it and a little too likely to imagine it comes wholly through our deserving. Having much, and regarding what we have chiefly as means of administering to our pleasure and comfort, we rather curiously testify our thankfulness for it by" administering to our pleas ure and comfort in extra fashion on the day of thanksgiving. We suppose it would really be more ap propriate If we should fast on that day. Some Cause for Thought. But all this Is to co: Ider only one phase of our plenty, the plenty represented by a full table. This Is a symbol of our material prosper ity, and perhaps Is not the one we c-t-onM ton hnrl'y poptomplotp. Waffles Served while they're hot from our brand new WaffleRange are delicious. Try them for break fast any morning. THEN Shell Fish the piece d' resistance for luncheon or din ner, will appease the hunger delightfully. We receive them fresh daily. ELKHORN RESTAURANT ED CHINN, Prop. What we should do. probably, on this day, is to look about and in quire a little to see whether our plenty exists in oilier forms. If we find it doesn't, perhaps we shall have occasion some time to make Thanksgiving day what it orig inully was, a commemoration of our "success in supplying by our own labcr and struggle what we have lacked. Then we would have a little better understanding of the meaning of Thanksgiving. Most of us will agree. wt think, that America's plenty is not as well rounded out as it should be. Our fatness is a little too much in our turkey, so to speak ; cur rich ness in the material tokens that are useful only in giving us possession of material things. Our plenty does not extend t-o our education, our patriotism, our culture, justice, tolerance or public intelligence. In these possessions America is defi cient, and for the very sufficient reason that we have not labored and undergone sacrifice and hard ship to get them. Nor can we get them in any other way. We cannot buy them with our wealth as we do turkey ; and if we could, we never would have occasion to he thankful for them. Thankful ness implies some humbleness of mind, and that can coma only through a sense of sacrifice. No hody Can he truly thankful for any thing that has come without per- nnal effort. That's why the Brit ish have created such a tretnen- 11 liy instituting the dole system. Iso hiidy is thankful for it. least of all those who receive it. Need for More Humility. It Is sometimes a question, then, rhether an American rich only on li e material or turkey side and noor on the spiritual side, can keep up tliis Thanksgiving institution with successful results. Cnrlyle tells us there Is nothing ruor. hate ful than a form or symbol from hich all meaning has departed, simulacrum, he calls it a thing to 'venule empty. Thanksgiving, day is worth pre serving if we can preserve its moaning with it, but we shall never be able to do that If we come to think that plenty Is fittingly cele brated by the display of plenty in the form we have it, and hiding our Incks as things with which such a day has no concern. If Thanks giving partakes something of hu miliation and humbleness, as our forefathers conceived it, it is the things we lack In our national life and character, and lack because we have made no proper effort to possess them, that should be most in our thoughts that day. It Is doubtful whether they are. Our Thanksgiving, we fear, is more a boast than an expression jf grati tude. "An humble and a contrite heart" must precede ny genuine expression o thanks. America is not particularly known for its humility Pilgrim Timet, and Our. If we want to preserve tills In stitution in the spirit of it:, found ers we have only to follow their wise example. The things they lacked they acquired by effort. We do not lack the same things, as it happens. We do not, for example, lack turkey, and we ure rather Liiss ing the lesson of the Pilgrims If we confine our efforts to acquiring only the things they had need to acquire. We suspect If they had lacked in the same measure the things they lack today they would havi directed their efforts toward acquiring those things. But the Pilgrims had the form of plenty that is spirituality, aud their wants were material. Our case is the direct opposite; but whereas our ancestors rounded out their plenty, supplying their deficiencies by labor and striving, we are satisfied to alow ours to remain one-sided, and our Thanksgiving to be a praise of plenty that represents too little of a race's struggle to acquire something it needs much more than the fatness of a Thanksgiving turkey. Kansas City Star. TRADE Have California clear property, for stock and wheat ranches up to 1600 acres. Give description and price. W. A. LISTON, 404 Ma sonic Temple, Salem, Oregon. 35-7 FOR SALE Five head of good, big, gentle mule. Lexington State Bank. NOTICE OF MEETING OF TAX LEVYING BOARD OF THE CITY OF HEPPNER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, the 12th day of December, 1927, at the hour of ten (10) o'clock in thfe fore noon of said day at the Council Chambers in the city of Heppner, Oregon, the tax levying board of said city of Heppner will meet for the purpose of discussing and considering the tax budget herein after set forth of said city of Heppner for the fiscal year beginning January 1st, 1928, and any taxpayer of said city of Heppner may at that time appear and be heard either in opposition to or in favor of the tax levy set forth herein, or any item thereof. BUDGET ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES PERSONAL SERVICE Chief of Police ' $ 1,200.00 City Recorder 300.00 City Attorney 300.00 City Treasurer 240.00 Superintendent Water Works 960.00 Bookkeeper Water Plant 420.00 V Health Officer 120.00 Total MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES Fuel Total MAINTENANCE AND BRIDGES Total FIRE DEPARTMENT Hose, Fire Chief, and Extras Storage and Gaa, Fire Truck Total AUTUMN'S FOOD Rich .wholesome milk. Drink all yon want It'a good for you. Alfalfa Lawn Dairy WIGHTMAN BROS., Prop. Phone 30F3 INTEREST Total BOND REDEMPTION Tota . MISCELLANEOUS Rent -.. Incidentals . Total SPRINKLING STREETS $ 3,640.00 $ 1,500.00 125.00 40.00 $ 1,665.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 6,000.00 .$ 1,000.00 100.00 $ 1,100.00 ..$ 6,000.00 6,000.00 ..$ 5,000.00 ? 5,000.00 $ 144.00 600.00 $ 744.00 $ 500.00 Total estimated expenditures $23,649.00 ESTIMATED RECEIPTS Water collections $11,800.00 Pastime licenses 120.00 Theater license fT. 50.00 Dray license 60.00 Bill board license 10.00 Dog licenses 80.00 Fines , 160.00 Total estimated receipts $12,270.00 , RECAPITULATION Total estimated expenditures for the year 1928 $23,649.00 Total estimated receipts for the year 1928 12,270.00 Total amount to be raised by taxation . $11,279.00 Dated at Heppner, Oregon, this 17th day of November, 1927. LEVYING BOARD, By FRANK GILLIAM, Chairman. By E. R. HUSTON, Clerk. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a meeting of the Levying Board of Morrow County, Oregon, at the Court House in Heppner, Oregon, on the 7th day of December, 1927, when and where the estimates arrived at by the Budget Committee of Morrow County, Oregon, hereinafter set forth, may be discussed with the Levying Board, and when and where any person who shall be subject to such tax levy, shall be heard in favor of or against said tax levy or any part thereof. Dated at Heppner, Oregon, this 3rd day of November, 1927. . ., R. L. BENGE, Judge. , Y:Z''ZvV 'T'i?'' L. P. DAVIDSON, Commissioner. G. A. BLEAKMAN, Commissioner. Estimate and Accounting Sheet This estimate and accounting sheet is made in compliance with Chapter 118 General Laws of Oregon for 1921, and shows in parallel columns the unit cost of the several services, materials and supplies for the three years next preceding the current year, the detailed expenditures for the last one of the said preceding years, and the budget allowance and expenditures for the six months of the current year, also the budget estimate for the year 1928. r, nro. . Estimated '28 Expended last Budget Expended Expended Expended Department or Officer ElpfndltMrM, g Month , m7 i926 m5 m4 COUNTY JUDGE Salary $ 1,600.00 $ 800.00 $ 1,600.00 Expense 50.00 50.00 1,600.00 1,600.00 1,600.00 COUNTY CLERK Salary 2,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 Deputy 1,320.00 1,320.00 Books, Blanks 800.00 924.27 800.00 4,060.74 3,729.53 3,893.89 SHERIFF Salary Deputies Travel Expense Incidentals TREASURER Salary Books, Blanks ASSESSOR Salary Deputy Extension . Books, Blanks Field Work Incidentals SUPERINTENDENT Salary Travel Incidentals Books, Blanks Club Work CORONER Fees, mileage COMMISSIONERS Fees, mileage SURVEYOR Fees, expense ACCOUNTANTS Book audits CURRENT EXPENSE Telegrams, telephone, postage, stationery. TAX COLLECTION Books, blanks JAIL Board prisoners and expense ELECTIONS Expense INDIGENT SOLDIERS Relief COURT HOUSE Janitor . Fuel Light, water Incidentals ! Renovating CARE OF POOR Expense PHYSICIAN Salary INSANE Expense WIDOWS' PENSION Expense : CIRCUIT COURT Jurors, witnesses Reporters Bailiffs Meals Special counsel Incidentals JUSTICE COURT Fees, jurors, witnesses DISTRICT ATTORNEY Expense COUNTY AGENT Appropriation TAX REBATE Rebate SEALER Appropriation WATERMASTER Appropriation SCHOOL LIBRARY State books INSTITUTE Expense MISCELLANEOUS Overseer Insurance Bonds Incidentals EMERGENCY FUND Emergencies COUNTY SCHOOL Per capital SCHOOL TUITION High School :. MARKET ROAD Cooperation ROAD BONDS Sinking fund ROAD BONDS Bond interest ROADS & HIGHWAYS New roads, repairs, la bor, machinery ROADMASTER Salary BRIDGES Labor, repairs, new bridges STATE OF OREGON State tax INDEBTEDNESS Out warrants TOTAL .$3 1 4,432.00 2,000.00 2,460.00 500.00 250.00 1,000.00 250.00 1,600.00 ' 1,200.00 150.00 300.00 1,200.00 100.00 1,600.00 350.00 150.00 100.00 150.00 300.00 1,250.00' 100.00 350.00 700.00 600.00 300.00 2,000.00 100.00 960.00 1,000.00 600.00 500.00 1,000.00 2,500.00 300.00 100.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 250.00 200.00 2,550.00 100.00 117.00 585.00 200.00 200.00 1,200.00 385.00 420.00 80.00 5,000.00 17,500.00 7,000.00 16,250.00 41,555.00 27,450.00 25,000.00 2,000.00 9,500.00 75,000.00 46,600.00 1,000.00 3,265.48 2,007.21 500.00 47.02 800.00 600.00 938.08 800.00 533.49 70.50 761.22 85.53 250.00 320.03 227.25 107.30 41.92 480.00 1,274.21 997.37 486.00 375.00 2,724.15 75.52 474.20 1,275.00 53.58 326.39 -00.00 290.00 93.55 1,000.00 2,000.00 2,460.00 500.00 250.00 1,000.00 . 250.00 1,600.00 1,200.00 150.00 300.00" 1,200.00 100.00 1,600.00 450.00 00.00 00.00 200.00 1,250.00 100.00 350.00 700.00 600.00 300.00 2,000.00 100.00 960.00 1,000.00 600.00 500.00 1,500.00 2,500.00 120.00 100.00 1,500.00 1,000.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 '250.00 200.00 2,550.00 1.00.00 117.00 422.00 200.00 200.00 1,200.00 385.00 420.00 80.00 5,000.00 17,500.00 7,000.00 16,622.00 41,555.00 26,890.00 25,000.00 2,000.00 8,500.00 75,000.00 51,000.00 5,265.48 1,060.47 4,464.98 2,774.49 99.95 1,461.55 28.39 375.00 752.54 371.68 215.45 1,344.03 2,467.09 1,970.45 120.00 79.80 580.00 3,701.05 114.22 222.22 2,500.00 118.07 119.20 371.75 200.00 231.65 1,903.00 1,395.98 2,000.00 5,112.08 1,116.66 4,578.39 2,611.24 152,00 1,252.54 30.34 312.50 622.90 509.75 470.72 758.16 3,049.85 2,535.31 120.00 85.80 832.50 685.69 227.55 96.01 2,575.00 114.57 344.05 196.5 150.00 1,182.00 302.16 2,000.00 5,426.77 1,120.40 4,346.10 2,281.08 83.85 1,012.33 88.67 450.00 533.77 225.27 733.39 1,632.95 2,954.18 1,831.62 120.00 1,390.00 2,210.28 477.61 102.81 2,475.00 1,444.75 88.55 180.35 174.70 1,387.50 692.36 2,000.00 The following amounts are not included within the 6 per cent limitation and are authorized by the Oregon laws: v- Interest on bonds $ 27,450.00 Bond Sinking Fund 41,555.00 State Tax 75,000.00 High School Tuition 7,000.00 TOTAL $151,005.00 Estimated receipts for the year 1928, other than taxation: Interest on bank deposits $ 500.00 Fees from Clerk's office 3,000.00 25 per cent Forest rentals 1 ,000.00 . 5 per cent land sales 100.00 Uncollected taxes 46,600.00 TOTAL t $ 51,200.00 RECAPITULATION Total estimated expenditures for 1928 subject to 6 percent limitation $163,427.00 Total estimated receipts not including proposed tax 51,200.00 Balance, amount to be raised by taxation subject to 6 per cent limitation $112,227.00 Dated at Heppner, Oregon, November 3rd, 1927. MORROW COUNTY BUDGET COMMITTEE, RALPH I. THOMPSON, Secretary. R. L. BENGE, Chairman.