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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1931.
"See How Wrong You've
In England I talked with some
celebrated economists, who were
very gloomy. They said the funda
mental trouble with the world goes
deeper than war debts or unemploy
ment. It is the shortage of gold. .
Gold is the measure of all values.
When the gold dollars are few each
dollar buys more wheat and copper
and cotton and labor. So the price
of all these commodities goes down,
ruining the producers in the pro
cess. If the shortage becomes much
more acute, so these wise men ar
gued, it will overturn all wage
scales and debt settlements, and
result in economic chaos.
As I know nothing about econom
ics (and, between ourselves, I often
wonder whether the economists
know very much), this scared me.
The next day I was talking with
Ambassador Dwlght W. Morrow,
who was in London as one of the
delegates to the Naval Conference.
I told him what I had heard.
In stead of replying directly, he
took down from the mantlepiece a
copy of the autobiography of Lord
Comer, and turned to a passage
which read something like this:
"When I was a young man I pro
posed to keep a diary, but wise old
uncle advised against it. Instead of
recording what had happened, he
said, I could employ my time more
profitable by writing down on a
piece of paper what I felt sure was
going to happen. Then, he said,
'Put those notes away, and a year
or five years later get them out and
read them over, and see how wrong
you have been. This will teach you
to be cautious.' "
What shrewd advice that is! All
of us could profit by it. I know
that if I had written down my own
private forecast at the beginning of
each year and filed it away it would
have saved me from making a num
ber of costly mistakes.
Also, the record would make ra
ther encouraging reading. It would
show that a considerable amount
of unanticipated good luck has come
into my life.
And that many of the bad things
which I predicted for myself and
the country have never actually
The National Education Associa
tion, composed of school-teachers of
the entire country, has started a
vigorous campaign for the improve
ment of country schools. The first
and most important step to be tak
en in this direction is to find some
way of paying better salaries to
country school teachers.
On the question whether country
schools, especially rural high
schools, ought to give more atten
tion to so-called "vocational" edu
cation, there is room for a sharp
difference of opinion. Most of the
teachers think that arming, car
pentering, sewing, cooking and the
like should be taught in the schools.
A few maintain that the place to
learn any trade is "on the job," that
the elements of education do not
consist in acquiring skill, but in
acquiring knowledge and under
standing. It must be admitted that the old
fashioned country schools which
were limited, almost, to the Three
R's laid a pretty sound foundation
of culture among those pupils who
were able to absorb it.
Stanley High, the editor of the
Christian Herald, says it is time
that the leadership of those who
wish to retain Prohibition in th
Constitution and the law of the land
was taken over by somebody be
sides the church people and minis
ters. Mr. High is right. One of the rea
sons why so many people who re
gard themselves as moral Christians
are opposed to Prohibition is that
they do not believe that it is a ques
tion of morals or religion. They re
sent the effort to make it appear
Her whistle makes a
loud noise but her
propeller pushes a
steamer to port.
The above Is worth a littlo
Many of lis make a big noise,
but we don't DO anything.
Many nlr-f astles are dreamed,
but few want to carry the
bricks for real construction.
Your ability and this bank Is
a tough combination to beat
The DOER finds warm sup
port at The Farmers.
that drinking is sinful.
So far as our Government and the
law are concerned, the question of
whether it is sinful to drink does
not enter into the question: at all.
Prohibition Is an economic move
ment, not a moral one. If it is to
have anything like whole-hearted
support from the people of the Uni
ted States, that support must be
sought on economic and social
grounds and not on grounds with
which probably the majority of tru
ly religious people cannot agree.
Newcomb Carlton, president of
the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, thinks that our whole system
of government needs reorganizing.
The country has become too big, its
problems too complex, to admit of
efficient administration by a single
President and a Congress as now
Mr. Carlton is himself probably
the nation's greatest organizer.
There is less lost motion in the man
agement of the Western Union than
in any other concern of which I
have any knowledge. Whatever Mr.
Carlton has to say about organiza
tion, therefore, must be listened to
There is certainly food for
thought in what he says about the
inadequacy of our present Constitu
tional set-up of government The
difficulty would be in1 changing it
effectively. Authority must be cen
tered somewhere, and most people
would rather have one individual in
the White House on whom to lay
the blame whenever anything goes
wrong, than to have to divide their
ammunition among several heads of
Professor Robert Millikan, one of
the three or four greatest scient
ists of our time, declares that the
deeper he delves into the secrets of
nature, the more convincing is the
evidence of "a Creator continually
on the job."
Creation is not finished, Dr. Mil
likan believes. The universe is con
stantly being rebuilt Evolution is
going on as it has gone on for tens
of millions of years. Both in ani
mal life and in the case of the inert
elements, growth and development
Dogmatic religionists, who believe
that everything was finished when,
as the Book of Genesis tells us, God
rested on the Seventh Day, will dis
agree with Dr. Millikan. He believes
in a God who works through meth
ods of which science has gained a
few glimpses and is steadily learn
In a time and place where men
were burned at the stake for hold
ing beliefs not taught by the priests
of religion, Millikan would have
risked his life by such utterances.
That cannot happen in1 America to
day, but if the Bolshevists of Rus
sia had their way he would be con
demned for believing in any sort of
a God or religion at all.
Two hundred million dollars, or
very close to it, was spent In the
manufacture of motion pictures last
year, according to the Census Bu
reau. There were 2,543 different motion
pictures produced, of which 1,510
were "silent" films, and 689 were
"talkies," the others being silent pic
tures with sound accompaniments.
One great advantage of living in
a small town is that it is still possi
ble to go to the movies without hav
ing to listen. In the big cities no
theater is regarded as any good un
less it is equipped to produce "talk
ies," which instead of being an im
provement on the silent drama are
mostly rather inferior stage productions.
A keen angler took a friend for
a day's sport. The friend knew noth
ing of fishing, but decided to" try his
After a long silence by the banks
of a stream the novice said, "I say,
how much do those little red things
"You mean the floats? Oh, they're
"I owe you for one. Mine's just
"When is your wife coming
"I don't know. She is taking part
in a vacation marathon."
lOU are out on the road your
oil gauge shows low your hear
a slight tap in the motor just a
few miles, it becomes perceptibly
louder clack, clank, knock
bead's of perspiration rise as you
realize it Is 50 miles to the next
serv ice station.
Just a little forethought
forestalls an overhaul.
P. M. GEMMELL, Prop.
"Our Service Will Please Yon;
Your Patronage Will Please W
There Is No Substitute for
A box of safety matches costs but
One Cent. Each single match lights
for Venty seconds at most the
sixty matches of the box represent
ing wenty minutes of the faintes1
A Kilowatt of Electricity keeps a
25-Wa't Electric Lamp burning for
40 hours. ALL THIS lighting ser
vice for little more than a nickel, on
the average! Your cent in safety
matches wass away in twenty
minutes!! Your penny in power
lights a lamp four or five times
longer ! !
What gives greater value than lhe .
small sum you invest in the Electric
Pacific Power and
"Always at your Service"
Stockmen Have Part
In Improving Range
By F. F. WEHMEYER. Forest Ranger.
The Forest Service extended co
operation in the development of
eight watering systems on the sheep
allotments of this district the past
summer. Stockmen have construct
ed 29 others in past seasons to im
prove their ranges. The value of
these improvements can be best il
lustrated by citipg the Divide Water
development on the Silver Creek al
lotment owned by John Brosnan of
Lena. Mr. Brosnan in cooperation
with the government sunk a nine
foot well, eight feet in diameter.
This was rocked up and a concrete
crib placed around the top. Twelve
two-inch plank troughs were built
with an estimated capacity of 75
gallons each. The well was planked
over, vermin proof, and a pitcher
pump installed. It takes just five
minutes to fill a trough and an
hour's pumping will give a band of
sheep a good drink.
This improvement cost in the
neighborhood of $300 and allows for
the- full use of approximately six
sections of land that was previously
without stock water and conse
quently of impaired value as range.
The two main cattle allotments
are the Five Mile with a carrying
capacity of 600 head and where 50
acres per head is figured as a basis
for summer pasturage the range
has approximately 30,000 acres and
nearly 32 miles of boundary and
allotment carrying 1100 head of
stock for summer pasture and hav
ing an allowance of 60 acres per
head. Approximately 66,000 acres
lays in this unit and it has 55 miles
Stockmen, through assessing
themselves so much per head have
practically fenced these ranges.
When one stops to think that such
fencing runs in cost from $100 to
$200 per mile, depending on1 topo
graphy, accessibility, etc., and that
these fences have to be repaired an
nually and that they need rebuild
ing at least every ten years, it can
be seen that the cattlemen have no
small investment in the develop
ment of their ranges.
Many range improvements are on
the program for the Heppner dis
trict and they will be carried out as
fast as funds become available. The
Heppner-Spray highway cut off a
corner containing about 4,000 acres
of the cattle allotment and a new
drift fence had to be built. The
government built five and a half
improves gl home haling
Not just your cakes, or your crullers, your pies or
your popovers but everything you bake I
And no wonder I The unvarying quality of Sperry
Drifted Snow Flour gives richest flavor, most delicate
texture, airy lightness, snowy whiteness every time.
"It Is the ideal type of all-purpose flour", say leading
cooking authorities. Its unvarying quality has made
Drifted Snow the largest selling flour
in the West. Try it!
Tune in on " Sperry Smiles" pro
gram over fhe N. B. C. every
Tuesday,Tbursday and Saturday
evening at 8:45 KFSD, KECA,
KGO, KG W, KOMO, KHQ.
miles of fence along the new high
way last fall.
Reliable Man Wanted to call on
farmers in Morrow county. Wonder
ful opportunity. Make $8 to $20 dai
ly. No experience or capital needed.
Write today. Furst & Thomas, Dept
F, 426 Third St, Oakland, Cal.
Mrs. Vere de Vere: "I'm inviting
a professor of romance language to
our dance this evening."
Her daughter: "That's wonderful
of you mother. Is he going to croon
An American farmer was Inter
viewing a negro who applied for
"Are you familiar with mules?"
the negro was asked.
"No, sah," was the reply. "Neb
hab been. Ah knows too much
about dem lo be familiar wid dem."
"What is your brother in college?"
"I mean In studies."
"Oh, in studies he's away back."
3 years for $5 where can you get
more for your money? The O. T.
i CARLOAD, including
four of the new models,
was received this week
all snappy, wire-wheeled
"jobs," they are priced
fully equipped with spare
tire and bumpers, ready
for delivery, as follows: ,
Special Sedan $832
Standard Sedan $810
Coupe, 5 window $720
These are the cars we have
FERGUSON MOTOR CO.
The ad Standnrd mnm
Phaeton ' 111 Coupe
The amfn Standard Five- or m
Roadster Window Coupe ItP
Sport Roadster $fO" Sport Coupe ft'y?
with rumble teat 'IimI mth rumble teat P 1-w
The tm j a. Standard tfw'
Coach l. Sedun .
Special equipment extra. All prices, o. h. Flint Michigan
Each of the nine new models of the Chevrolet
Six is a fine car a quality product designed,
built, finished and equipped to standards that
are entirely new in the low-price field. Yet
Chevrolet's reduced prices are not only the lowest
in Chevrolet history, hut ure among the wy
lowest in today's motor car market.
Come in. See the new Chevrolet Six. Drive it.
Check the prices and you will realize why it U
called the Creat American 'alue.
:$oa your tlcnlor below:
Ferguson Chevrolet Co.
Every day you find the West't Favorite Food Stores "keeping in
step with the lowered cost of living." There are no delays. We do
not try to save on goods we purchased at higher prices. Our cus
tomers ALWAYS find our prices declining along with the lowered
food market of producers and manufacturers. They know they can
DEFEND on our prices being in step with the lowered market.
Watch our ads for proof of the lowered cost of living.
Saturday & Monday Specials
A real food
quality, sold in
bulk. 2 LBS.
An eastern fan
cy yellow corn.
An Armour Prod
uct. No. 10 Pail
MacMarr's Best. No better cof
fee at any price.
3 Lbs. . .
MacMarr, the latest perfection
in flour mixtures.
2'2-lb. Pkg 19c
10-lb. Sack 59c
f M CCCC Fancy full cream O f
VIILLJI-Loaf. 5-lb. Loaf t5.A
Stone's popular cane and maple
Quart Tins 45c
Gallon Tins $1.45
Economy Brand, note the price
3 Lbs 69c
Dlf Kl fC Fancy sweet or dill AAn
in handy tins. 2 for 4C
O x o y d e 1, for
2 LG. PKGS.
Small pieces fan
cy seasoning ba
con. PER LB.
No. 10 SACK
IFI I IFQor JAMS in handy iiff
J It- family sizes. 2 fori DC
MacMarr, the same good qual
ity. Note the pre-war price.
49-lb. SACK $1.25
White Navies, fine for these
10 LBS 69c
Mexican Reds, fancy
10 LBS 52c