Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, August 15, 1929, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1929.
PAGE FIVE
BY E.n HOWE
7fte ofPohtoHiir
THE SAME OLD WORLD A WONDERFUL
STORY OF PROGRESS RURAL
EXTRAVAGANCE
A recent magazine writer con
tends that friendship is passing. . .
It is the same old world so far as
friendship Is concerned, and in
nearly everything else, except that
we have more tops to play with.
. , . The modern man, when time
hangs heavily, turns on the radio,
to see what sort of devilment is go
ing on in other parts of the world;
in an older generation, a bored man
Bhouldered his rifle, and went out to
shoot an Indian.
I have observed that Literature
is unfriendly to men. Yet, in all
fairness, and justice, the most mar
velous thing is the progress men
have made. Tell me, If you can, a
tale as wonderful as the growth of
man from barbarism or worse to
his present state.
A writer in a, farm publication
says: "No century has ever seen
such a thing as rural extravagance."
. . . Extravagance is as common in
the country as in the towns. When
a farmer buys more machinery than
he needs, and lets It stand out in the
weather when not In use, what Is
that but extravagance?
When he over-borrows at the
bank, that is extravagance. When
he spends more time in town than
is necessary or profitable that is
another exhibition of it. Farmers
live too economically so far as food
and housing go, and are too extrav
agant with agents, and In the use
of their working hours. We sym
pathize with farmers because their
calling is not very profitable. This
Is true of many others. Teachers
and preachers are worse paid than
farmers. There are millions of
clerks not so well paid as farmers,
and factory employes everywhere
are appealing to the government
and public for help. And in all the
hullabaloo the fact remains that cit
izens of all classes may do pretty
well In this fat country if they ac
cept generous opportunities, and
handle them with reasonable Intel
ligence and efficiency. And the-fact
remains that those who choose to
appeal for aid cannot be much help
ed by public appropriations or tears.
We can no more make everybody
prosperous than we can make ev
erybody healthy; there are elements
entering into the problem going
back to heredity, individualism:
general preaching, general prayers,
bulk sympathy will not do; life is a
problem to each individual, and we
can only treat him as well as he
treats us.
I lately heard a woman talk of a
male relative who had been a
drunkard all his adult life, and she
made one statement that interested
me. She said all the man's relatives,
friends, and acquaintances were in
league to keep him away from whis
key but that he could go Into any
strange community anywhere on
earth without funds, and within a
few hours secure all the whiskey
he wanted, and be howling drunk.
. . . Often the needful things may
not be had for love or money, but
whiskey and pistols seem to be
within reach of anyone wishing to
use them.
I often hear of what mothers
should "tell" young daughters. The
first should be the agony and dan
ger the best of wives suffer, the
second, the inevitable disposition of
men to be less thoughtful as hus
bands than as lovers. Such infor
mation is gross and material, but
young girls are entitled to know
what they are stepping into when
they put on wedding dresses.
Child Health Important
, In Readiness for School
(State Board of Health)
A great many parents take ad
vantage of determining accurately
the physical condition of their chil
dren before sending them to school.
These parents are to be congratula
ted for their foresight In having
their children fit to enter school.
If your child has not had a thor
ough physical examination, you do
not know the condition of your
greatest asset the health of your
child.
The attention of parents is called
to the youngsters who are to begin
school in September. At one time
a visit to the outfitters for new
suits, shoes and hats was thought
all that was necessary. Now, the
first thought should be, is the child
physically and mentally fit to at
tend school?
Pre-school child health examina
tions are being held all over the
United States. The purpose of these
examinations is to discover condi
tions that need attention, that
would handicap the child, or would
make him susceptible to disease if
left unremedied. The physician
pays particular attention to the
general health as Indicated by
weight, posture, heart and lungs,
hearing and vision, throat and nose,
and teeth. When corrections are
needed, the parents are urged to go
to their family physician for advice
and treatment
You want your child to enter
school well and strong. The pro
gress of his school program Is de
pendent chiefly upon his health.
Physical defects make mental pro
gress difficult You doubtless know
that diseased tonsils, decayed teeth,
Impaired vision and hearing will
handicap the child in school. Three
out of four children who enter
school have correctable physical de
fects. It is important that your
child have a good physical examin
ation. Make an early appointment
with your physician. Present a copy
of his report when the child enters
school.
Now is the time to get ready for
school. In order that your child
may enter school physically fit he
should have a health examination.
Aesop Says:
"THE LEAST OUTLAY IS NOT AL
WAYS THE GREATEST GAIN"
Had it not been for the recognition
of this principle in the early days of
the light and power industry, rates
today would be much higher than
they are and the quality of the serv
ice about half as good.
The industry has always built for
the future. It has not tried to get
along with the least possible outlay.
That is why, when an industry is
looking for a location, the power is
always there.
That is why the home-seeker al
ways finds electricity waiting for him
in his new home.
Pacific Power & Light Co.
Bigger Co-Op Keynote
of Farm Relief Plans
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Aug. 14. Believing that size and
strength are the factors that make
either buying or selling organiza
tions effective on the market, th
new Federal Farm Board has taken
its stand in favor of larger, strong
er and better coordinated market
ing associations achieved through
consolidations and affiliations am
ong existing groups, as opposed to
organization of new ones, reports
Paul V. Marls, director of the ex
tension service at Oregon State col
lege, who has Just returned from
the fifth annual meeting of the
American Institute of Cooperation
at Baton Rouge, La.
As an instrument to aid the
board in putting across Its program
the National Cooperative council
was brought into being at tnis
meeting. This body, comparable to
the American Federation of Labor,
the U. S. Chamber of Commerce,
and similar bodies, will cooperate
with the farm board and the divi
sion of cooperative marketing in
the department of agriculture. It
will deal with congress and other
federal bodies in the interest of co
operatives, and will seek to edu
cate the American public to be cooperative-minded.
Since more than 12,000 coopera
tive associations have been formed
in the United States and individual
representation on the directing
board of the national organization
is impossible, each commodity
group will be recognized with rep
resentatives. Thus the fruit, wheat,
cotton and wool growers and all the
other various agricultural indus
tries will take part in the council's
activities. Through the efforts of
George O. Gatlin, extension special-
The doctors of this state are coop
erating in a plan to see that every
child Is in good physical condition.
This summer the way can be
smoothed a little by attending to
some necessary matters. Every
child should be vaccinated against
smallpox before he is sent to school.
The administration of toxin-antitox
in is equally important and is be
coming a routine in some counties.
The physical handicaps of the child
should be determined. All defects
that can be remedied should be at
tended to before school opens.
No More Gas
In Stomach
and Bowels
If vou wish to be Dermsnently re
lieved of gas in stomach and bowels,
take Baalmann's Gas Tablets, which
are prepared especially for stomach Ras
and all the bad effects resulting from
gas pressure.
That empty, gnawing feeling at the
pit of the stomach will disappear; that
anxious, nervous feeling with heart pal-
Eitation will vanish, and you will again
e able to take a deep breath without
discomfort.
That drowsy, sleepy feeling aftei
dinner will be replaced by a desire for
entertainment. Bloating will cease.
Your limbs, arms and fingers will no
longer feel cold and "go to sleep" be
cause Baalmann's Gns Tablets prevent
i from interfering with the circula
tion. Get the genuine, in the yellow pack
tge, at any good drug store. Price $1
Always on hand at
HUMPHREY'S PATTERSON'S
1st in marketing at the college,
state cooperative councils also will
be represented, giving Oregon, one
of the pioneers in this movement,
position in the national organiza
tion. "It is worthy of note that the
moral of all existing cooperative
associations should be strengthen
ed by the passage of the marketing
act and appointment of the Farm
board," says Director Maris. "The
official sanction given to coopera
tive marketing should tend to bring
it a larger degree of support than
it has ever experienced."
1928 GOOD FARM YEAR.
Washington, D. C. Owners of
good-sized farms had the best year
in 1928 since the big farm slump of
1921, according to a Department of
Agriculture report They averaged
$1,334 In cash returns against $917
for the low year of 1922. Food rais
ed or the farm and consumed at
home was estimated worth an av
erage of $269.
The cash returns included the re
turn on the labor of the farmer and
his family, estimated at an average
of $768 at ordinary farm wages.
Expenses were higher in 1928
than in 1927, averaging $1,518, the
department found. Increases in in
come were greatest in the Central
States.
Reports were received from 11,-
800 farms, averaging 284 acres and
representing an average investment
of $15,417.
Try this Hot Weather Dinner
prepared In a
EILECTIIMC
REFRIGERATOR
In making oatmeal muffins the
milk is heated, then poured over
the oatmeal which Is added to the
rest of the mixture. This method
gives a finer texture to the product.
Smile With Ferguson
Announcing Plain Facts
Uncle Joe Spiwins dropped in the
other day and was telling- as that
when he was a baby they used to
keep him amused all day by putting
molasses on bis finger tips and (riving-
him a feather to play with.
"Yet, I was a cuts baby at that," he
aid.
Here are a few plain facts also : U.
S. Royal Cord tires won't talk back
to yon bat they'll give the road an
awful argument. Their dependa
bility and live rubber resiliency ac
count for the miles of smiles they
guarantee. Try our complete auto
repair service. If we can't fix it
Junk it
Good Used Buys, Too
'27 CHEVROLET TRUCK
28 DODGE SIX SEDAN
'37 CHEVROLET SEDAN
'26 DODGE SEDAN
Ferguson Motor Co.
KILLS insects by o
tne roomtui
i
-er"N i vy
I 111. Oi. - 1 w
At toomtu irvUlwtt.
hard war, d epartmeat
torei ud Standard Oil
iWvioe Station. Packed
U kit (with tmprov.
prtyer). ptaCa, quart.
II C -11 L.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA xiJZZ
Look trhat $215
buys now!
A New Frigidaire
Porcelain - on - steel
outside and iiaside
equipped icith the famous
"Cold Control"
Come in and ice this new Frigidaire.
A (mall deposit puis it or any other
Frigidaire in your home. Then you
can take care of the balance a little
each month under
liberal terms. Stop in
at our display room
today.
IF DlMi ODD .UK IE
MOBS THAN A SilLLlOX fJV VSB
Peoples Hardware Co.
Heppner, Ore.
REST in the coolest place in the house
until six. Then bring your dinner from
your General Electric fruit cup, jellied
chicken and ham, staffed tomato in aspic
salad, fresh fruit sundae. All the work in
the morning! Your General Electric does
the rest, chills new flavor into every course.
Own one today! Quiet! All moving parts
enclosed! Automatic! Fingertip tempera
tore control! Self oiling! Durable, all-steel
construction! Two-year guarantee. Model
illustrated, $10 down, small monthly payments.
Pacific Power & Light Company
"Always at your service!"
I l
MB
Annouecin
A Brand New Feature
STT The wisest, wittiest, mellowest col
vliumn of comment ever published
illuminated by that greatest of all lights,
commonsense-written by a master of
the English language who has the rare
power of peering into the heart of man
and telling in a simple, homely way what
he finds therein.
Here's Howe
ByE. W. Howe
His clever, penetrating comments on human faults
and foibles, virtues and habits, will amaze you.
Don't fail to become a regular reader of this fa
mous writer's column in the
Heppner Gazette Times
Every Week, Starting Today