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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 1930.
Have You Seen a Miracle?
Here is an important distinction
that many people overlook.
God made the world; but He does
not make your world.
He provides the raw materials,
and out of them every man selects
what he wants and builds an indiv
idual world for himself.
The fool looks over the wealth of
material provided, and selects a few
plates of ham and eggs, a few pairs
of trousers, a few dollar bills and
The wise man builds his world
out of wonderful sunsets, and thrill
ing experiences, and the song of the
stars, and romances and miracles.
Nothing wonderful ever happens
in the life of the fool.
An electric light is Bimply an elec
tric light; a telephone is only a tele
phone nothing unusal at all.
But the wise man never ceases to
wonder ho a tiny speck of seed,
apparently dead and buried, can pro
duce a beautiful yellow flower. He
never lifts a telephone receiver or
switches on an electric light without
a certain feeling of awe.
And think what a miracle it is,
this harnessing of electricity to the
service of man!
Who, unless his sense of awe had
grown blunt through constant fam
iliarity, would believe it?
The sun, the center of our uni
verse, goes down behind the west
ern horizon. I touch a button, and
presto! I have called it back the
room is flooded anew with light.
The thunder that men once called
the voice of God rolls out its mighty
waves of sound, and the sound car
rier only a few score miles. But I
puny speck upon the face of the
earth I lift a little Instrument:
and, behold, my whisper is heard a
thousand miles away.
Do we want heat? We press a
button: and lo, heat, invisible, sil
ent, all per-vasive, flows into our
homes over a copper wire.
Do we need power? We have but
to press another switch, and giants
come to us over the same slender
roadway. Clothed in invisible gar
ments, they cleanse our homes,
wash our clothes, crank our auto
mobiles do everything that once
taxed the strength of men and hur
ried women into unlovley old age.
Don't let your life become a pro
saic affair: don't let familiarity with
the marvels about you breed
thoughtlessness and contempt.
If you had stood with Moses on
the shore of the Red Sea, and had
seen it divide to let the Children of
Israel pass over, you would have
had no difficulty in recognizing that
as a miracle.
But every night when the sun goes
down, a man stands in a power
house in your city and throws a
switch, and lnstnatly the city and
the country for miles around are
flooded with sunshine.
And you say to yourself casually:
"Oh, I see the lights are on."
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for disposition. It will be the larg
est grain cooperative in the world
and its branches will reach into ev
ery consuming or producing county
that buys American grain or grows
grain in competition to it. The na
tional cooperative will deal with the
regional, In this section the regional
being the Pacific Northwest Grain
growers. The regional will deal with
the local cooperative and the grow
er with the local.
Wide Choice Given.
The farmer is allowed a wide in
dividual preference in the disposal
of his grain. He can deliver It for
Immediate sale, to be held on grain
receipts, or placed In a pool. The
farmer is not taking any chance by
signing a contract with a local. Ar
rangements are made in the con
tracts for cancellation. Any method
now used to successfully market
grain can be embodied in the new
If the cooperatives are to be suc
cessful they must receive a large
volume of grain, and this requires
that the farmers give the organiza
tions undivided support. Formerly
cooperatives were in competition
with each other, and for that rea
son were not so successful. Other
competition has been faced at points
of delivery and in like fashion all
along the line. The new organiza
tion will sell Its grain through one
agency. Every sale will be for the
benefit of the grower.
Loan Provided For.
The marketing act states the rate
of Interest to be charged on loans.
The money will pass down the line,
national to regional, regional to lo
cal, and local to producer. The rate
of Interest to be charged on these
loans Is expected to be low. The
money loaned is received from all
taxpayers. The loans are not a
subsidy for agriculture. Credit is
to be given the farmer wun me aim
to eet him out of debt rather than
In debt. The regional will never
make a loan to the local cooperative
if that organization is in poor con
dition. Plenty of money, consistent
with good business practice will be
loaned. In making the loans every
precaution will be taken so that the
money will eventually be repaid.
Next let us consider the preven
tion and control of surpluses. Most
of the surplus has been resultant
from high prices the year before,
but that is not so true here as it
is in places where a variety of crops
may be planted. It has not been the
farmers' fault that surpluses occur
red, for the farmers acted accord
ing to the best information they
had. The government will provide
information before planting. It is
believed that this will reduce the
acreage planted, but of course it is
not a certainty. If after this in
formation is given by the govern
ment to the farmers, and the farm
ers do overplant, then no farm
board can be of help in reducing
surpluses. No aid can get around
the question of supply and demand.
Industries Swk Markets,
Other industries do not control
output but keep plants running and
continually seek greater markets.
Discovery of new uses for products
and improvement of products is
sought In the same way new uses
should be sought for farm products.
Improvement in selling forces must
be perfected. Farm products are
rarely as well sold as factory pro
ducts. A greater use of farm pro
ducts must be stimulated among the
farmers themselves. In the last 20
years the per capita use of wheat
has been greatly reduced. Butter
surpluses are represented by the
large amount of substitutes used In
this country. Substitutes are made
from cocoanuts knocked from trees
by monkeys. People of this country
just to save a few cents buy the
substitutes. The dairyman is really
competing with monkeys. The grain
farmer should patronize the dairy
farmer. If he does this the dairy
man will have more money to buy
grain from him, so it Is a case of
the grain farmer putting more mon
ey in his own pocket.
Continuing his talk, Mr. McKelvie
explained the features of the recent
ly organized grain stabilization cor
poration. In this the cooperatives
only can hold memberships. Profits
to the producers are returned
through the locals. The purpose of
this corporation is to maintain price
levels according to natural laws.
This corporation expects to be sub
stantially helpful but its operations
are not to be carried on every day
of the year.
The aim of the agricultural mar
keting act is to place marketing in
the hands of the farmer and to put
him on his own feet. If this does
not result it will not have succeeded
in fulfilling the objective set. It is
a case of evolution versus revolu
tion, and the farmer alone will suf
fer If revolution In marketing oc
curs. Came to Present Facte.
In concluding, Mr. McKelvie said,
"I came here to get your viewpoints
and to outline the plan of the board
which was created to help you. I
came not to urge that you join the
movement, but to present you the
facts. What results the board at
tains is directly dependent on the
farmer. It is the aim of the board
to build something for all time for
agriculture and to give the farmer
secure control of his own business."
E. M. Ehrhardt, president of the
Federal Land bank and ex-offlcio
Says Sargon Brought
Back His Health
JOHN C. SPENCER
"For the past year I have been in
wretched health. Three bottles of
Sargon put me In wonderful condi
tion. My appetite is splendid now
and my digestion Is sound. I have
gained ten pounds and my strength
has returned in proportion.
"I wouldn't be without Sargon if
it cost twenty-flve dollars a bottle."
John C. Spencer, 498 Sixty-third
St, West Allls, Milwaukee, Wis.
Sargon's record of marvelous
achievement is an open book to all,
and only those who have used this
famous treatment know Its real
Patterson & Son, Druggists, local
officer of the Intermediate Credit
bank of Spokane, told of the provi
sions made by the government for
loans upon the farmers' crops.
Roy Ritner, former president of
the Eastern Oregon Wheat league,
Prepare for Spring Plowing
THE BATES CRAWLER TRACTOR
35, 45 and 80 H. P. Models
PAUL G. BALSIGER, lone, Oregon
Agent for Morrow County
and a director of the board of di
rectors of this section's regional co
operative, the Pacific Northwest
Grain growers,, said that the agri
cultural marketing act may not be
all that may be desired, but that
it was the best law ever signed by
the president of the United States.
Invested in the Federal Farm board
is more power than has even been
extended any previous board. Mr.
Ritner stated that he believed the
farmers should join in the move
ment with whole-hearted support,
and then if this farm relief mea
sure failed, the farmer would have
DRINK MORE MILK
Wise old Mother Nature made milk
for children. Into it she put every
thing needed for sustenance, and in
the most easily assimilated form.
So, Drink More Milk. Let the
children have plenty. It It the
cheapest food you can buy.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
WIGHTMAN BROS., Props.
are you guarding
health with plenty
Growing children need plenty
of energy and vitamins. But
ter furnishes both In abund
ance. there is no substi
tute for good butter
Butter Is rich In growth-stimulating
vitamin A. It Is now selling
at a low price. It Is one of
the cheapest foods, nutrition
al value considered.
"There is No Substi
tute for Good Butter"
Thii tthtrtittment it tpontorfd by Oregon
USED CARS in many makes and models some of them practic
ally as good as new as far as service is concerned. Offered at
to the discriminating buyer.
Come to our show room while this sale is on and see the
wonderful values we display. Drive away an exceptional bargain.
2-1928 Chevrolet Coupes
1927 Chevrolet Coach
1927 Chevrolet Sedan
1 928 Chevrolet Coach
1 927 Oldsmobile Sedan
1 928 Dodge Six Sedan
1927 Star Coupe
1 929 Chevrolet Truck - run
only 500 miles
All these have good rubber and paint, are thoroughly recon
ditioned, and are guaranteed "With an O. K. That Counts."
A Few More Bargains:
3-1926 Chevrolet Tourings 1926 Ford Touring
1925 Star Coach 1 925 Ford Coach
FERGUSON MOTOR CO.
some opportunity to have other re
lief measures legislated for him.
However, he said that he believed
the cooperative marketing plan
would be successful If a majority of
the farmers support it
William A. Schoenfeld, regional
representative of the Federal Farm
board, was a guest at the meeting
and spoke at the banquet held by
the Arlington Lions club. John
Withycombe, president of the East
ern Oregon Wheat league, presided
at the meeting.
One of our checking ac
counts will give you a per
manent record of your
income and outgo. It will
help you control your ex
penses. It will aid you in
quickly realizing your am
bitions. Talk with us about it
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Heppner Bank 0ren
NOTHING BUT THE
ABOUT OUR QUALITY
SAVING PRICES . . .
The TRUTH and nothing less, about our quality foods and saving prices!
You will find our strict policy of truthfulness carried out in all our adver
tising and in every representation of our salespeople. And back ot it
ALWAYS stands our money-back guarantee!
Features for Friday & Saturday, Feb. 21-22
Buy in Bags and Save the Cost of
a Useless Tin
1 Lb. .
MAC MARR FLOUR
A High Grade Flour Hard Wheat
A 8 perry Product
241 Lb. Sack $1.05
49 Lb. Sack $1.79
PEACHES, No. 1 0 Tins, per can 69c
APRICOTS, No. 10 Tins, per can . . . 69c
LOGANBERRIES, No. 1 0 Tins, per can 69C
BLACKBERRIES, No. 10 Tins, per can 69c
White King I PEANUT
Washing Powder BUTTER
Always Gets the Dirt I ,. , .
I IN BULK A I
Par PU AZO I 2 LRS 40t
1 VI 1 tXL M. V S S "
Stone's Cane & Maple A dandy
syrup for hot cakes
No. 5 Tin 89c
No. 10 Tin.. $1.59
PINEAPPLE, Broken Slices, No. 21 Tins, 3 cans . . . 70c
PINEAPPLE, Whole Slices, No. 21 Tins, 3 cans 85C
PINEAPPLE, Sliced and Crushed, No. 2 Tins, 3 cans 70c
Gulf KUt Brand
IVn 1 Tina
Happy Vale Brand
Dun Bar Brand
No. 1 Tina
3 Cans 65C 3 Cans 55c
RAISINS, Thompson Seedless, 4 Lb. Package 29c
PRUNES, Fresh Oregon Product, 5 Lbs 55c
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