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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 1930.
WHERE TO START
One morning a very unhappy
man waylaid me outside my front
He is twenty-two years old, and
an idealist. The men in the plant
where he works use coarse lang
uage, their crudeness grates on him.
Also, his job is dull.
"I read biographies," he said.
"Great men have all had an aim.
I seem to be headed nowhere. I
haven't found myself."
Reader, what would you have said
to that boy?
I said that most of the meil whom
we read about in biographies did
not have any great purpose. A few,
such as musicians and printers, had
a talent that could not be mistaken.
The great majority, of whom Lin
coln is the classic example, were
just as discouraged in youth as my
young friend. They did not know
where they were going, but they did
not quit. They simply plugged
ahead and, usually to their own sur
prise, won out.
I Bald, in the second place, that
all men are crude and all men are
wonderful. The purest saint has
secrets In his heart that make him
blush, the worst man has moments
Man is the noblest of all crea
tures, and the most tragic a little
higher than the animals, a little
lower than the angels. With all
his crudeness, he does his work,
sacrilices for his young, and faces
blind fate with courage.
"Don't criticize men or judge
them," I said to the lad. "Like them.
Sympathize with them. Laugh with
them. God will do the judging."
Finally I said that, while it might
do the younger man good to change
his job, I doubted whether it would.
He is in a .fast-growing industry
which has made fortunes and will
make many others.
I told him about a friend of mine
who was driving through the Ken
tucky mountains. Wanting to get
to Cincinnati for the night he ask
ed directions of a native.
"Go down this road about ten
miles, and take your right turn,"
the native began. Then he stopped,
and spat. "No, I think you'd do
better to go the other way and take
your first left." He spat again,
thought deeply, and then, in a sud
den burst of confidence, exclaimed:
"Tell you what, neighbor. If I was
aiming to go to Cincinnati I would
n't start from here."
Most of us want to arrive, but
we'd like to start from somewhere
else. Maybe I'm wrong, but I have
come to the conclusion that it does
n't make much difference where one
starts, that all businesses are good
and all are bad, all are dull and all
And that the important thing
about getting somewhere is not
studying maps or wondering about
other roads. But starting, right
here, where we are.
Former Resident Will
Judge Heppner Rodeo
Wheeler County Chronicle.
L. G. Parman, former resident of
this country and who at one time
owned the Gross ranch on Moun
tain creek, has been chosen as one
of the judges of the Heppner rodeo,
which will be held Sept. 4-5-6, ac
cording to the Heppner Gazette
Times. Lloyd Parman is well
known in these parts. He is recog
nized as one of the best horsemen
in the country, having owned some
of the best stock in this country
when he was located here. It was
his splendid knowledge of cattle and
horses that qualified him for the
position of honor that h.as been of
Creston R. Maddock agency man
ager for a leading insurance com
pany, was in Heppner, his old home
town, Monday and Tuesday. He en
joyed meeting many old time
friends while looking after business
FPANK PARKER 1
To thousands of middle-aged and
elderly Americans the news of the
death of Mrs. Isabella M. Alden
will come as a surprise that she
should have lived so long, and will
cause many a sigh of regret at the
snapping of another link with the
Under the pen-name of "Pansy"
Mrs. Alden wrote more than 120
books, which were enormously pop
ular in the 1870's and, indeed, down
to the beginning of the present
century. She was born in 1841, and
before 1850, more than eighty years
ago, her first story had been pub
lished! The wife of a minister, all
of her books were of a distinctly
religious cast. Her most popular
series, the "Esther Reid" books for
girls and young women, sold into
the millions. It was largely through
Mrs. Alden's writings that the
Chautauqua educational movement
gained its great popularity.
I know of few persons who have
lived such useful lives and none
who spent so many years in one
The total number of inhabitants
of the United States is 122,728,873
according to Census final figures.
That was the count on April 1, 1930,
and covers only Continental United
States. Adding Alaska the Philip
pines, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the
Virgin Islands, the total number of
persons under the United States
flag is 137,501,561.
There are but three other govern
ments in the world under which so
many people live1. They are China,
Russia and India. The total pop
ulation of the British Common
wealth of Nations is, of course,
larger, but none of the Dominions
HATS OFF TO'
We join with thousands of other Industries in paying tribute to the workers whose efforts have given
us our modern conveniences of business and home. The present day efficiency of food merchandising
also owes Its favored position with you as food buyers to the men and women whose constant thought
and work made it what It is. That is why we, as modern food distributors, say, "Hats off to Labor
Day and to the workers who turn the wheels of Industry and progress!"
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Australia, Canada, the Union of
South Africa and the rest nor even
England and Scotland together, has
anywhere near as many people as
And we are still growing. The
1930 figures are seventeen million
higher than the 190 count, the larg
est ten-year increase in our history.
My guess is that the winner in a
national referendum on the most
popular woman in America would
be Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, wife
of the Speaker of the House and
daughter of Theodore Roosevelt
She knows more about politics,
the inside working of affairs, than
any other woman in America in all
probability. She never makes
speeches, which may be one of the
reasons why everybody thinks well
of her. Her most intimate friend
is Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormlck,
who is running for Senator from
Illinois and in whose campaign Mrs.
Longworth is helping. They have
been intimates from girlhood, when
Alice's father lived in the White
House and Ruth's father was Uni
ted States Senator from Ohio.
Twenty-four hundred and eighty
babies were born in New York City
in the last week of July. In the
same week only 1,205 persons died
in the oity. If the same ratio of
births to deaths continues through
the year and prevailed all over the
country, our population would soon
grow so large that we could not
As a matter of fact, the national
birthrate in the United States is
rapidly approaching the death rate.
The proportion is now about 20
deaths to every 23 births.
A century and a half ago an Eng
lish clergyman, named Malthus
wrote a learned essay in which he
calculated that the pressure of pop
ulation upon the means of subsis
tence would make it impossible for
all the people on earth in the 20th
century now to get food enough
to eat. The Malthusian theory was
taken seriously by many economists
until recently. But, somehow, it
isn't working out Right now we
have a surplus of most foodstuffs,
and the birthrate is still declining.
If mankind ever learns how to j
forecast the weather for even a few
weeks ahead. It will mark the be
ginning of our final victory over Na
ture. But so long as we are at the
mercy of the weather we can hardly
say that we have conquered our
The drought of 1930, extending
throughout the Middle West and
the South, is the severest in 30
yars. Last year the Northeast and
the Northwest suffered from lack
of rain, but without serious econ
omic consequences. This year the
wheat and corn belts are the vic
tims, with greatly reduced crops as
The compensation lies in the
larger market for wheat, as a sub
stitute for corn for cattle feeding,
and higher prices for both grains
because of the short supply.
LESSEN FIRE HAZARDS
Fire hazards in rural communit
ies may be greatly lessened without
actual cost by making use of the
new rural district fire protection
law, according to fire chiefs who re
cently held their convention and
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Open Air Circus Acts
Daily Horse Show
Races - - Auto Show
now lo attend
first annual fire school at Oregon
State collgee. Reduced Are Insur
ance rates soon make up for the
slight increase in the tax levy need
ed to purchase equipment they re
ported. Chief William Ringold of Pendle
ton was elected president of the
flre fighters for next year. The Bre
men's school was established as a
permanent institution to be held an
nually at Oregon State college.
Try a G. . Want Ad.
Farmers on highways where ther
is danger of grass fires spreading
from discarded cigarettes may save
themselves large losses by plowing
furrows around crops and buildings,
said President Ivan Pearson, of the
Oregon Fire Chiefs association
while at the recent firemen's school
at Oregon State college.
C. V. Galloway of the state tax
commission was a visitor at Hepp
ner on Friday while making a gen
eral survey of tax matters In this
At your journey's end,
Nothing is as reassuring as the
sound of your voice. The average
inter-city connection is now
made in less than 2 minutes.
Charges are low. In the evening,
for "station-J:o-station" calls, they
are even less than by day.
The front pages of your tele
phone directory tell you all about it
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