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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 1930.
Years ago It became necessary to
discharge a man from a certain
company with which I happened to
be associated. His short-comings
did not reflect upon his character
or ability; he was Just tempera
mentally out of place.
Everybody liked him. Nobody
wanted to hurt his feelings. " Hence
many conferences were held.
It was suggested that we might
get another company to offer him a
position. Or he might be given a
year's leave of absence in the hope
that he would not come back. Or
we might persuade some one to
speak to some one else who could
suggest to him In a round-about
way that he ought to resign.
Meanwhile, time drifted on.
Finally it occurred to us that in
scheming around to find a way to
be kind to this man we were ac
tually being very cruel. We were
allowing him to waste precious days
in a position where he could have
no future. Whereupon we sent for
him, drew a long breath and spoke
"Joe, it is necessary to tell you
that you are through. . . . Now
that's over, and we don't need to
talk about it any more. Let us,
therefore, sit down to a Berious dis
cussion about your future plans, be
cause every man in the company
wants to see you happy and suc
cessful." We helped him find the proper en
vironment; he is today prosperous
and contented, and I believe that he
counts us all as among his very
The incident was recalled the
other day by a conference in aid
of an important charity. The ques
tion was how to obtain a large do
nation from a certain rich man. All
the usual expedients were suggest
ed. We might "approach" him
through his bankers. Perhaps some
one could induce some one to speak
to his wife. It might be possible to
have a good friend of his in Los
Angeles put us in touch with a
friend of his in Chicago.
Finally a large and restless mem
ber of the committee rose. "This
makes me tired," he exclaimed. "I
know this fellow. He gets to his
office every morning at 8 o'clock.
I'll go in tomorrow morning and
tell him I have come to ask for a
million dollars. And I think he'll
Said Walt Whitman, speaking of
Sheridan, "Genius is ninety per
cent directness, and Phil Sheridan
was a genius."
If one could gather up all the
time that is wasted annually in
scheming how to do the clever or
polite thing, he would have hours
enough to relieve all the farmers,
kill each fruit fly individually, and
dig the canal from the ocean to the
Millions of dollars would be saved
if every business conference opened
with the blunt inquiry, "What is
the simplest and most direct way by
which this thing can be done?"
Two hundred million books were
bought by readers in the United
States last year. Another 200,000,
000, probably, were read by persons
who borrowed them from public
and private lending libraries. That
means that the average American
reads about three books a year.
That is not very many books.
One reason is that books are not
easy to buy or borrow ini most parts
of the United States. The American
Library association reports that 83
percent of the rural population has
no public library service. Only a
very few cities have bookstores
places where books are the princi
pal commodity sold. Enterprising
publishers are now pushing the sale
of books in drugstores, cigar stores
and railroad stations.
We read more newspapers and
magazines than any other nation,
and that is all to the good. But
nobody can claim to be educated,
or get the most out of life, unless
he or she also reads books.
One of the greatest discoveries of
science is that If you squeeze any
thing hard enough it will change
into something else, If you put two
or three things into one pressure
chamber and apply sufficient pres
sure they will combine into some
Applying this, Dr. Freldrich Ber
glus of Germany discovered that
you can get 100 gallons out of 100
gallons of crude oil! You simply
put the oil into a pressure chamber
In company with a quantity of heat
ed hydrogen gas and apply a pres
sure of 3,000 pounds to the square
Inch. The hydrogen combines with
the oil and you get more gasoline
out than you put oil in.
Too much hydrogen in gasoline
causes knocking in the combustion
chamber of your automobile engine.
Another new application of pressure
is the "gasoline wringer," which
squeezes excess hydrogen out of
gasoline. One reason for the lower
price of gasoline most everywhere
is the adoption of these and other
new scientific discoeries by the big
Making lemonade out of nothing
but cane sugar is a scientific
achievement which has actually
been put into commercial practice.
Chemists of the U. S. Bureau of
Chemistry told a scientific meeting
recently of a fungus which, when
placed on cane sugar in a shallow
pan and fed with the proper amount
of nitrogen, will convert the sugar
into citric acid, which is the acid
This process is so cheap, they
said, that one manufacturing con
cern which uses citric acid in large
quantities has adopted the new
method with satisfactory results.
There Is no product of nature
which will not some day be made in
Methane is natural gas. Pipe lines
carrying It from the oil fields to the
big cities for fuel are multiplying
so rapidly that it may not be long
before even the Atlantic seaboard
will be using natural gas.
When the supply gives out, as it
will in time, Professor A. M. Bus
well of the University of Illinois
suggests that farmers along the
routes of the pipe lines can manu
facture methane from farm wastes
and pump it into the pipes. He has
experimented with certain bacteria
which turn everything into meth
ane. He has fed them corn stalks,
soy beans, bean vines, straw and
excelsior and they turn it all into
The difficulty with utilizing farm
waste Is the expense of transport
ing the waste to a central factory.
If every farm could have its own
natural gas plant, that difficulty
would be eliminated.
A future Monarch of the forest
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This baby bull moose, only 24 hours old, was deserted
In an apple orchard in Fredcricton, New BrunswicR. Major
Chief Game Warden, is trying to rear it on the bottle.'
One reason whv fivers like Lind-
bergh, Coste and Byrd are acclaim
ed as heroes is because everybody
appreciates the risk they ran in
their historical flights. When we
think of their feats we think of the
pilots, not of the planes.
The Graf Zeppelin has flown
around the world, crossed the At
lantic four times without mishap.
The R-100, British dirigible, was the
first aircraft of any kind to cross
the ocean, eleven years ago. The
R-100 recently voyaged from Eng
land to Canada and back. Our own
Los Angeles cruises all over the
American hemisphere. Nobody re
members the names of the pilots of
these ships; we think of the ships,
not the man.
The reason is that we sense the
immensely greater safety of the
dirigible. The latter's passengers
and crew can hardly be said to be
risking their lives at all. The im
portant air travel of the future will
be done by dirigible rather than by
Salem City Council
Opposes Free Power
(Special to Heppner Gazette Times)
SALEM, Sept. 30, (UP) Munici
pal power and light ownership was
defeated in the Salem city council
meeting last week. The city's at
torney had evolved a plan whereby
the ctiy of Salem could purchase or
construct a power plant "at no cost
to the taxpayers," which phrase is
heard frequently during the present
The proposal was to issue $5,000,
000 in bonds without obligating the
city to one penny. The bonds would
be retired from income of the plant
The only security for the bonds
would be the water plant, its water
rights and franchise. The Salem
city council voted down the Issue.
"You have a splendid collection of
mounted fish but what are the long
empty panels for?"
"Oh, those are some that got
Latham: "Ever eat in those arm
chair lunch rooms?"
Gray: "Just once. A lefthanded
man sat next to me and ate my
FALL RADIO CLUBS
College Station KOAC Announces
Series of Child Training
Lectures for Groups.
Homemakers of Oregon who fol
low the adventures of Aunt Sammy
in her afternoon chats over the
state college radio station, KOAC,
have been invited to join a Radio
club to follow a new series of pro
grams just beginning on child care
The series of lectures arranged
deals with subjects on which par
ents are constantly asking ques
tions. The talks will be given by
specialists of the home economics
department on alternate Tuesdays
beginning October 7. The lecture
topics with dates follow:
Oct 7 What Makes a Good Dad
Oct. 21 How Can You Teach De,
Nov. 4 What Do You Do When
Your Child Says "I Won't?"
Nov. 18 Can Children be Taught
to Eat What They Should?
Dec. 2 How Can You Guide in
" Dec. 16 How Can You Teach
Care of Belongings?
Any existing club may enroll for
these programs or any group of
homemakers may form a club for
this purpose, the station officials
announce. The only obligation the
local group has is to hold its meet
ings where there is a radio and to
send in a report immediately fol
lowing each meeting on a blank
It is suggested that the clubs meet
from 2 to 4 o'clock following a pro
gram sent from the station for the
first hour. At 3 o'clock KOAC will
come on the air with the lecture
for that day by Mrs. Sara Matt
Prentiss, outstanding specialist in
child care and training at the col
lege. Enrollment blanks and other
details of the plan may be had by
writing Aunt Sammy at Station
An alternate series of lectures on
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A lot of Eggs cost little
TT doesn't cost those who are feeding their hen9 Purina
Poultry Chows one single penny more to get eggs. It
actually costs less! That's because it costs a lot to get a
few eggs. Poor layers eat almost as much feed as heavy
layers. The only kind of feed that really costs little is the feed
. that makes lots of extra eggs.
Giveyour hens Purina Poultry
Chows, for you will be taking
no chances. An egg record
card, which we will furnish
you free, will aid you to check
up that Purina Chows make a
lot more eggs at less cost
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the other Tuesdays is also provided
for those clubs which care to have
a member listen in and report at
the regular meeting. These cover
seven other related subjects.
PIANO BARGAIN Piano near
Heppner. Will sell for unpaid bal
ance on terms of $10 a month.
Write Pendleton Music House, Pen
dleton, Oregon. 26-29.
For Sale 1 registered Holstein
bull calf. Meadow Brook Farm,
Lexington, Ore. 26-9.
Eat them here now. Pre
pared to your order.
A LIGHT LUNCH OR
ED CHINN, Prop.
Prepare NOW for
We have forseen your needs and are pre
pared to give complete, speedy, economical
service. You will find here
A large stock of Rings, Fan Belts and
Head Gaskets for popular make cars.
Guranteed NATIONAL BATTERIES
$6.35 up. Recharging done in a modern
way. Fully equipped battery shop.
"PRESTONE" and Alcohol FiU be
fore the damage is done.
Weed Chains." No skidding when you
put on U S. ROYAL tires now priced
Oil Changing, Greasing, Brake Lining,
Reboring and Repairing.
COMPARE OUR PRICES
SOMEDAY YOU'LL BUY FOODS THIS.
My not NOW?
Perhaps you've been saying to yourself that some day you would stop spending so much for the
foods you buy, but you just haven't started to buy this newer, better way. Just come In this week
and see for yourself the clean, bright stores, fresh attractive foods, neat, courteous salespeople, and
the savings we offer. Then you'll make our stores your permanent food headquarters.
SATURDAY & MONDAY SPECIALS
100 Lbs. . $5.39
Pure Lard Fresh Stock
No. 10 Pail $1.45
r Quality, the
st in the Wt
49-Lb. Sack $1.49
MacMarr Quality, the Best by
Test in the West
PICNIC HAMS, Delicious Baked or Fried, Med. Size, Per Lb. 24c
Fresh Bread and
Crystal White, the Na
Blue Rose Head
10 Lbs. . 79c
SATURDAY is Last Day of
Our Annual Coffee Week Sale
The Wonderful MAC MARK with that
Wonderful Flavor, with that Wonderful
Guarantee at such a Wonderful Low
Price. We sold 216 pounds of this coffee
last Saturday here In Heppner alone. A
truly wonderful record, only proving what
real quality will do.
3 DUDS. 94C
Fresh Stock, Rich Jer
seys, Just Arrived
Old Dutch. Chases Dirt
and Makes It Fly
TINS .... 29c
Fresh Shipment Just
MILK, Darigold Brand, A Western Product . ... 11 Tall Tins 98c
BANANAS If potatoes )( CABBAGE
Clean Stock Netted Gems
Ripe, Golden, Delicious Fruit rn Med. Size, Solid Heads
a n aeA 2olbs7ac;501bs$1.2o D T, 0
P Lbs 4dC 100 LB. SACK .. $2.00 rer Lb 3C
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SWEET POTATOES, Med. Size, Smooth, Delicious . 4 Lbs. 29c
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