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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1930.
Eastern Sights Impress Morrow
County Folk, In Pennsylvania
For the Lost Year.
(EDITOR'S NOTE The follow
ing communication, received this
week from Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Troedaon, who have been visiting
at Guys Mills, Pa., since harvest
time last fall, is self-explanatory to
their many friends, whom, we be
lieve will appreciate reading their
verskm of the points of interest to
which they have lately trekked.
When at home they farm in the
With the exception of a few trips
outside, we have spent all our time
in Pennsylvania, and find it to be a
very pretty state. The trees are
beautiful; there are lots of maples
and the wooded sections are sure
pretty. There is lots of timber. The
latter part of April we went down
to Harrisburg to visit a brother,
liarrisburg. the capital of Pennpyl
vanla, is on the Susquehanna river.
It is a pretty ctiy of about 100,000
population. The capital building is
one of the finest in the United
States. It was dedicated October 4,
1906, by President Roosevelt As
you enter the building there is a
bronze plate on the floor marking
the spot where he stood. The buila
ing covers two acres of ground and
has 475 rooms. The dome is design
ed from St. Peter's cathedral at
Rome. The senate and house of
representatives have gorgeous
rooms. These are finished in sever
al different kinds of marble, and
lots of gold. The house of represen
tatives room contains beautiful
chandeliers, each weighing four
There are other interesting build
ings in connection with the capital,
such as the museum, library, etc.
Washington, D. C, is about 117
miles from Harrisburg. We spent
two days and three nights there. We
stopped at the Washington Tourist
camp. This is situated on the Po
tomac river. There are 96 cabins
there. While there we met a fam
ily from Silverton, Ore. ' The first
day in Washington we hired a
guide and put in the time until
about 9:30 that night. We were for
tunate in getting a good guide and
we certainly enjoyed the day. The
capitol has a beautiful dome, and
is very pretty at night, but the
rooms are not as nice as the ones in
the capitol at Harrisburg. This is
;tn old building, about 100 yours old.
There are guides in the building
taking people through and one
spent about an hour with us. He
explained the paintings and sculp
ture work and it was very interest
ing. We went through the Statuary
Hall, and each state is supposed to
be represented by a statue of some
noted person; but to our surprise
and regret we found that Oregon
didn't have any. A few days be
fore we were there a Btatue had
been unveiled in honor of the World
war soldier. This was placed by
the state of Arizona.
We were shown through the Pres
ident's room and allowed to sit in
his chair if we so chose. We also
visited the house of representatives
and the senate. Both were in ses
sion, so we spent some time in each
place. In the senate we saw Ore
gon's two senators, McNary and
Stelwer. The vice president pre
sides in the senate. We drove to the
White House and saw the President
leave for the capitol. He was tak
en in a car and three guards on mo
torcycles accompanied him all the
way. We went through some of the
White House; were in the large
East Room we hear so much about
In one room were the dinner sets
of the different presidents. Each
president gets a dinner set when he
comes to the White House and
when he leaves he leaves the dinner
set also. The corridors in this
building are very pretty. One of
them contains paintings of all the
president's wives from Washington
The Washington monument is the
highest work of masonry In the
world. It is an obelisk 555 feet
high and 55 feet square at the base.
The walls are 15 feet in thickness.
There is an elevator inside which
takes people to the top. It takes
one and a half minutes to go up.
From the top you can get a won
derful view of the city and sur
The Lincoln memorial is of exqui
site beauty. The Union is express
ed in the colonnade surrounding the
hall. There are 36 columns, one for
each state in existence at the time
of Lincoln's death. The colonnade
Is 188 feet long, 118 feet wide. The
columns are 44 feet high and 7 feet
wide at the base, the largest of their
kind In the world. Passing through
the double row of columns at the
entrance we found the statue of
Lincoln seated in an arm chair.
This is very life-like. At night this
is a grand sight His Gettysburg
Bpeech is Inscribed on one of the
The Bureau of Printing and En
graving is very interesting, as this
is where you see plenty of money
if you can't get to It. Our guide
told us before we went through the
building It was customary for the
people who went through to give
their guide half of what they got.
Thev were making paper money.
Thry work day and night and make
$18,000,000 a day. They were also
making postage stamps here, and
the little books which we buy them
in. They make 90,000,000 stamj 3 a
day, supplying 5(5,000 postofflces.
The Smithsonian Institute and
new Nat'onal Museum were so In
teresting one could hardly leave
them. As you enter the Smithson
ian Institute the first thing that
rntrhpn the eve is "The Spirit of
St Louis," Lindbergh's airplane
which made tho s-uccessful trip
across tho Atlantic ocean in May,
We crossed the Potomac river on
ihe Arllneton Memorial bridge anrt
came to the Arlington National
eemnterv. We snent cart of the
afternoon there and think we en
joyed it as much as any of our trip.
The graves are an impressive sight.
r''he headstones stretch away in
lines endless to the vision. The
stones are set in rows, uniform in
distance one from the other, and in
any way you look they are in per
fect lines. The monument of the
Unknown Dead marks the grave of
2,111 nameless soldiers. Their nam
es and homes were unknown. We
visited the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. While there, we saw sever
al soldiers surrounding the grave.
They blew the bugle and fired their
guns. The grave is guarded all the
time. In this cemetery we saw the
graves of Wm. J. Bryan and ex
President Taft. He is the only pres
ident ever buried there. No one
can be buried there unless he has
been in some military service.
On the summit of Arlington ridge
overlooking the Potomac is being
erected the George Washington
National Masonic memorial. It will
be completed in 1932, two hundred
years from the time of his death.
There is going to be a big celebra
tion in Washington at this time.
Mt. Vernon is on the Virginia
shore of the Potomac river, 16 miles
south of Washington. Here we find
the home of George Washington.
This is kept up by the women of
the different states, and the house
Is very much the same as it was
when occupied by the Washingtons.
The house was built in 1743. The
furniture is the same as was used
at that time, and the bed in one of
the bedrooms is the one upon which
George Washington died. The
grounds around the building are
beautiful. The flower gardens are
supposed to have been set out more
than a century and a half ago.
George Washington and wife are
both buried in the grove of trees
back of the house, where it was
their desire to be buried, and that
it should never be a public burial
place. The tomb is a plain struc
ture of brick with an arched gate
way in front.
In Washington we saw Ford the
ater, where President Lincoln was
shot. (This is not used as a theater
any more.) We also saw the house
where he died; the house where
President Wilson died, and the
house where President Taft died.
The Union station is built of
white granite and is 760 feet long.
The main waiting room is 200 feet
long, and the passenger concourse
is 760 feet long, the largest room in
the world under one roof. An a my
of 50,000 men could stand on its
floor. The avenues in the city are
named for the different states.
Pennsylvania avenue is the central
avenue, connecting the capitol,
treasury, White House and state de
partment. From Washington we went to
Gettysburg, the old battlefield of the
Civil war. The town of Gettysburg
is a pretty town, much larger than
at the time of the war. It lies in
a valley, and the firing was done
over the city. Jennie Wade was the
only civilian killed during this bat
tle. She was in her home making
bread when a bullet came through
the door and killed her instantly.
Her house is a museum now. It
contains the bread trough she was
making her bread in, and many rel
ics of the battle, mch as guns, am
munition, human bones taken from
the battlefield, flags, etc. The bullet
hole can be seen in the door. The
Gettysburg battlefield covers over
25,000 acres, and has about 10,000
monuments. The statues of Gener
al Meade and General Lee face each
other, but are in different parts of
the battleground. There are seven
observation towers and we climbed
the one on Big Round Top. It was
quite a climb as we couldn't drive
to it. One could see the entire bat
tlefield from this tower. We spent
Memorial Day here, and saw Pres
ident Hoover and heard his address.
There were about 50,000 people. He
gave the address in the soldiers'
cemetery, near the spot where Lin
coln gave his Gettysburg speach.
This cemetery is laid out in a semi
circle. There are about 76,000 sol
diers buried there. The Gettysburg
battlefield is an interesting place to
visit and we spent quite a bit of
time there. There are good roads
all through It. Confederate avenue
is the main avenue, and the others
are named for the different gener
als. We have had a wonderful trip
through the East and will always
iemember it. We expect to leave
here for the West some time in
State Grange Officers
Elected at Convention
George A. Palmiter, who has been
master of the state grange for sev
eral years, was re-elected at Red
mond last week, but immediately
resigned, as he is to become mana
ger of the Farmers' Automobile Inter-Insurance
exchange in Portland.
Rev. C. C. Hulet of Myrtle Point
was elected to succeed Mr. Palmi
ter. Other officers were chosen as fol
lows: M. C. Glover, Boring, over
seer; Marie F. McCall, Rt 1, Salem,
lecturer; Clarence Davies, Eagle
Point, steward; J. D. Chitwood, Bor
ing, chaplain; Warren Young, Clat
skanie, assistant steward; B. K.
Denney, Beaverton, treasurer; Ber
tha J. Beck, Albany, secretary; L. F.
Bailey, Baker, gate-keeper; Mary E.
Jones, Umatilla county, Ceres; Mar
garet Kingsley, Elmira, Pomona;
Mrs. Arthur Brown, McKinley, Flo
ra; Mrs. J. G. Kelly, Portland, lady
assistant steward. Ray W. Gill,
Portland, Walter M. Pierce, La
Grande and C. H. Bailey, Roseburg,
constitute the executive committee.
The advantages and disadvant
ages of electric brooders for chicks
and young turkeys, together with
methods of installation, costs, etc.,
are discussed in Oregon Experiment
Station bulletin No. 262, "Electric
Brooders," by F. E. Price, A. G.
Lunn and F. E. Fox. This bulletin
is now ready for distribution and
will be mailed free upon request or
lean be obtained from county agents.
Means of providing green summer
pasture to carry the dairy herd
through the hot dry summer
months is discussed in a new bul
letin, "Irrigated Pastures for Dairy
cattle," by I. R. Jones and P. M.
Brandt, just off the press at Oregon
State college, and ready for distri
bution free upon request
Succulent feeds, such as green
pasture crops, silage, roots and kale,
in addition to their actual feeding
value, serve as tonics to the diges
tive systems of the animals consum
ing them, says the Oregon Experi
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warm weather delicacy and food,
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skilled operators, from the finest of Morrow
county cream. Made under such conditions,
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for Western Savers
is the NEXT PAY DAY
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Start today by mailing to your
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$100 or more or if you want
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I Cook for only
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a meal per person
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you can have one in
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Of course, every woman knows that elec
tric cookery is better, easier, cleaner. But here and there
we find women who think it must be expensive.
Here are the actual facts: Women in this community are
now cooking electrically for less than 15 cents a day (1
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own this Hotpoint at once! $5 down, $6.45 monthly, de
livers and installs it completely.
Liberal Allowance on Your Old Range!
$108.50 on our floor
Sold $5 down, $6.45 monthlycompletely
installed, wiring included
Also Special this Month
Four-unit Hotpoint equipped with Hi
Speed Calrod and Thrift Cooker. Sold $5
down, $8.40 monthly completely in
stalled, wiring included.
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The Hi-Speed Calrod may be installed on any
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