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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1931.
One hot day, when the business
depression was worst, I visited two
of the largest corporations in the
I talked with the treasurer of
one and with the chairman of the
finance committee of the other
and these are men, I may tell you,
in whose make-up sentimentality
plays very little part
They had been1 looking at red fig
ures until their eye-balls burned.
They were entirely unwilling to pre
dict when their industries would
But each of them uttered the
same fervent exclamation: "If only
we can pull through without having
to cut wages!"
When you stop to think about it,
that is an astonishing phenomenon.
Twenty-five years ago men in sim
ilar positions would have said im
mediately: "Business if off ten per
cent; slash wages twenty per cent."
The same sort of executives who
used to assume that the way to cure
depression was by cutting wages,
are now convinced that the way to
cure it is not to cut
That is one pnincipal fact which
makes the current depression differ
ent from its predecessors. That is
setting contemporary judgments.
Many of the events which seem im
portant to men and women while
they are living, prove insignificant
in the eyes of the ages. And some
very little things later loom large.
Who was king of Spain in 1666?
I do not remember. But I do re
call that in 1666 an apple fell and
hit Isaac Newton.
What was Warren Harding? Who
were Calvin Coolidge and Herbert
Hoover? Some future school-by
may be puzzled by those inquiries.
But unless I am very much mis
taken every future history book will
lay emphasis on two developments
which have takeov place under our
They will tell that a boy named
Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic
And that a man named Ford an
nounced that he would pay all
workers, even scrubwomen, a mini
mum of five dollars a day.
The idea that high wages makes
prosperity, that the key to good
business lies not in the safe deposit
boxes of millionaires, but is carried
in the pocket of every worker this
is something entirely new.
It holds the hope of the future.
Whatever else may have to be dis
carded, American business must
not surrended that American idea!
Frauds like these are prohibited
by law in most states, but the radio
cuts across state lines. Reputable
newspapers do not permit palpable
fakes to advertise, but the radio
seems to be running wild in the per
petration of fraud.
-How serious has the much-talked-
of business depression actually
been? Not nearly as serious nor as
far-reaching to its effects, I believe,
as the drought about which much
less has been said and written.
According to one authority, busi
ness as a whole is only about 9 per
cent off the normal for this time of
year, employment is 95 per cent of
normal, retail sales are only off
about 3 per cent, taking the coun
try as a whole, grocery Bales are
about the same as last year, regular
interest and dividends are being
paid as usual and thirty million fam
ilies are living on almost the same
scale of expenditure as they were
in the height of "flush times."
It is the fashion to "talk poor."
Cash is not circultaing as rapidly
as it was, but credit for those en
titled to it is easier than for years.
The chief sufferers are the victims
of over-production, who are mainly
That certain men can find under
ground water by means of a forked
twig, preferably of witchhazel, is a
belief which is held so persistently
by 'So many people that scientists
unable to explain it, are investigat
ing it in the hope of discovering
the principle back of "dowsing."
That dowsers do succeed oftener
than they fall is certain, whatever
A scientist of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture, who recently
witnessed an exhibition of water
finding by a German dowser, has re
vived interest in the subject The
explanation which he suggests, and
which some other scientific men be
lieve is possible, is that the radium
emanations or rays, which are con
stantly coming out of the earth,
have a definite effect upon the ner
vous systems of certain persons
who ore highly sensitive to them,
and that when the direct path of
these rays is obstructed by water
the result is a contraction of the
dowser's muscles and a movement
of the forked twig or "diving rod."
Other suggested explanations are
that a good dowser is sensitive to
the faint vibrations caused by run
ning water: another that the minute
trace of dampness in the earth im
mediately over a subterranean
stream affects him. Whatever the
answer, it seems as if there is some
thing in the ancient belief.
A Yale professor recently re
marked that there was no reason
whatever for the existence of most
small towns. The editor of the New
Milford, Conn.v Times has "called"
the professor, pointing out that it
Is only in the villages that people
live a community life which is at
once comfortable and free from the
annoyances of life in the cities.
Small towns today offer every-
thing of real importance that any
city offers to Its inhabitants, and a
great deal that the city cannot give.
One can buy in the village stores
everything that the great city de
partment stores offer, except, per
haps, the flashy jewelry and extrav
agant furs which the city stores
are always tempting people who
cannot afford them to buy. In the
village movie theater the same pic
tures are shown that are seen on
Broadway, and usually before
Broadway sees them. Nobody but
the very wealthy can afford to keep
an automobile in New York; few
village families are without One. It
is only in small towns that most
people can afford to own and live
in their own homes. And nowhere
but in the small town can one have
neighbors who are really neighbors
in the old, friendly sense of the
Alcohol, morphine, cocaine, all of
the habit-forming drugs, owe their
popularity to the iact that, for a
short time, they enable their users
to do things which they otherwise
would not have the energy or the
courage to do. Coffee and tea are
stimulants of less powerful effect.
Every race of people has developed
some sort of stimulant which speeds
up certain physiological processes
for the time being.
In the light of this world-wide hu
man demand for additional sources
of bodily energy, scientists have
been working for years in the ef
fort to discover some substance
which will accomplish the desired
purpose without the disastrous men
tal and physical reactions which fol
low the use of the ordinary sum
ulants whero the first effect has
During the war a German chem
ist found that small doses of acid
sodium phosphate increased bodily
energy without apparent ill effects,
and this drug was used to enable
workers in German coal mines to
do extra labor. Research since the
war has failed to disclose any ser
ious bad effects from the use of this
drug, and there is ground for the
belief that this or something simi
lar may become as popular as tea
and coffee and much more useful
0. S. C. Band to Appear
At Arlington March 27
The Oregon State college military
band which will appear in Arling
ton in a concert Friday night,
March 27, has played at every world
fair on the Pacific coast since 1900.
Organized in 1892 by Colonel J. D.
Letcher, then head of the military
department of the college, the band
has grown to its present proportions
of from 75 to 85 members. It has
won the name of being one of the
best college bands on the Pacific
Captain H. L. Beard, nationally
known veteran band master, and a
former student of Herbert L. Clarke
world famous cornetist, has direct
ed the band since 1905, with the ex
ception of last year when he was on
sabbatical leave in the east
Some of the events and festivit
ies played for by the band were the
Lewis and Clark World fair in 1905,
the Portland rose festival in 1907,
1908, 1909, the World fair in Seattle
in 1919, the strawberry carnivals in
Roseburg in 1910, 1911, 1912, the
Panama Pacific exposition at San
Francisco in 1915, and a number of
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Two colorful figures with the Ore
gon State college band soon to tour
northern and eastern Oregon. Above
Wesley Heise, one-armed trom
bone player who appeared recently
in Ripley's "Believe It or Not." Be
low Tom Stevenson, drum major,
as h will appear leading the street
state and county fairs in Oregon.
In addition to these trips, the band
has always taken an annual con
cert tour during spring vacations,
through the state or adjoining
states, each averaging 1,200 miles.
Last fall the band accompanied
the Oregon State football team to
Chicago where it took an active
part in parades and formation
marching at the Oregon State-West
Virginia game Thanksgiving day.
Totalling its appearance, it is esti-
The Federal Radio Commission
has refused to renew the broadcast
ing licenses of certain stations
which have been used lo perpetuate
palpable frauds upon the public.
There is still too much of that sort
of thing going out "on the air,
I listened the other night to a
broadcaster describing a wonderful
electrical machine which would cure
almost everything, according to him.
Of course, he was lying, deliberate
ly trying to get ignorant people to
spend money for a worthless device.
I heard another broadcast, an as
trologer inviting people to send her
money to have their fortunes told.
She was lying, also. There is no pos
sible basis of truth in the claim of
amy person to be able to read the
future, whether by consulting the
stars or the tea-leaves In the cup.
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hope, to the motorists of the Pacific West.
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on onr large variety of the highest quality
foods, fresh, clean fruits and vegetables. Be
sides all this, yon find courteous, experienced
service from onr trained food merchants.
Saturday & Monday Specials
Fancy side, well streaked, me- rt'7f
dium weight. PER LB. M s
P. & G. Laundry
soap, the largest
bar for your
money. 10 Bars
Fresh shipment of
dried prunes just
5 Lbs. .. 43c
10 Lbs... 79c
M. J. B.. Limit one pound to QQ
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Large Tins Fancy Brok- QQ
en Slices 2 TINS
Boap. the choice
of many skin
4-lb. Sk. 29c
No. 10 Sack 59c
Miiiz, the very
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The famous MacMarr, the larg.
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Armour's Star, pure lard, strict
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49-LB. SK. ...... $1.23
mated that the band appears before
more than 200,000 people each year.
In addition to its many other ac
tivities, the band, in co-operation
with Kappa Kappa Psi, national
band honorary fraternity, sponsors
an annual high school band contest
This year marks the seventh annual
contest to which 20 bands have sig
nified their intention of entering.
Last year this contest was recog
nized as a national high school con
test for the state of Oregon by the
headquarters at New York City.
Rev. and Mrs. O. W. Payne and
a delegation of young people plan
to attend the Mid-Year Epworth
League Institute to be held in Hepp
ner Friday at the Methodist church.
This meeting comprises the whole
of the Cascade district and Mr.
Payne is to act as one of the Insti
tute teachers. Those going are:
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Reliable Man Wanted to call on
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THOMAS, Dept. F. 426 Third St,
For Sale or Trade Good milk
cows and heifers, fresh and coming
fresh; one new International cream
separator. No. 2. Will sell for cash
or trade for stock cattle. S. Fryrear,
Linn Caton, with the State Live
stock Loan bank of Portland, left
Tuesday for Baker after spending
several days In the city.
The Broadway Revue, nine peo
ple, Star theater, tonight (Thursday.)
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Electric Juice Extractor.
Electric Sewing Machine.
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