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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1931
Whether We Feel That
Way or Not
A friend of mine tells me that he
has recently added to his Income
by working in the evenings as a
press agent for an amusement park.
It was his first contact with that
great industry which has grown
up out of the rather pathetic eager
ness of folks to be happy to have
their minds diverted from their
work and worries.
He said: "My job has been hard
work, but it taught me one thing
that is priceless how to look plea
sant whether I feel that way or
It reminded me of a conversation
I once had with the press agent of
a circus. In describing the freaks
in the side-show, he remarked:
"Every so often we have to send
them away. They get sucker sore."
"Sucker sore!" I exclaimed.
"That's a new one on me. What's
the meaning of sucker sore?"
He explained that, in the parlance
of the circus, a customer is a suck
er. It is not a derogatory term,
merely the conventional phrase.
"The freaks sit there on their
raised platforms, listening to the
comments of the suckers who press
around them all day long," he said.
"The living skeleton hears the same
rude Jokes H hundred thousand
times. The fat lady is poked at with
umbrellas, and kidded by smart
young fellows who imagine that
their wise cracks are something ab
solutely fresh and new.
"Day after day the freaks put up
with it, smiling patiently. But ev
ery day the strain of their suppres
sed emotions grows greater, until
finally they want to jump down off
their platforms and bite the cus
tomers. Then we have to send
them away for a rest They are
Most of us can sympathize with
the freaks; we, too, have been suck
er sore. There have come days
when our tired nerves rebelled
against the demands of the cus
tomers who give us a living; when
we grumbled at the job for which
we should have been grateful; when
it seemed that all interest had
gone from our work, leaving only
It is wise on such days to pull
down the desk and walk out of the
office, and say: "I will not be back
But even this cure does not al
ways work, or can not always be
applied. Soon or late we have to
face the fact that life is a fight,
not a picnic. And one of the ele
ments of victory, in the words of
my friend, is the capacity to "look
pleasant, whether we feel that way
The Religious Society of Friends,
whose members are usually called
"Quakers," has just amended its
book of discipline, removing some
of the restrictions on the dress and
speech of its members. It still ad
heres to its fundamental tenet,
which is simplicity in external
things, as well as in spiritual things.
President Hoover, the most dis
tinguished member of the Society of
Friends, habitually wears the plain
est and simplest clothes that any
President has ever worn, the dark
Quaker grey being his favorite col
or. But Quaker girls are no longer
forbidden to dress modlshly, al
though they are still warned against
the extremes of fashion.
The vitality of the Quaker sect
has been remarkable. Its moral in
fluence has always been powerful.
And I have never heard of a Quak
er in need of charity.
Every scientist knows that the
energy of the light rays from the
sun, striking the earth, amounts to
many million times the amount of
energy developed by all the power
plants in the world. Means of cap
turing this solar energy has long
been discussed. Now Dr. Bruno
Lange, of Berlin, has found a meth
od of converting this sun energy
into mechanical power. Sunlight
striking a new type of photoelectric
cell sets up an electric current
which will turn a motor.
All that remains to be done to
make the sun run all of the world's
machines is to find a way of doing
it cheaply enough. At present the
cost of the aparatus is about two
hundred and fifty times as much
per unit of power generated as a
modern steam or hydro-electric
plu.it, but some day it will be cheap
er than water power.
To me the most interesting thing
about Henry Ford is his inquiring
mind. No other lndivdiual, and few
institutions, spend so much time
and money in the effort to find bas
ic remedies for social and economic
evils as Mr. Ford does. When he
has an idea that he thinks will
work he doesn't have to ask any
body else to finance it, but goes
ahead and tries the experiment on
a full-sized scale.
His latest plan to insure continu
ous employment to his workers is
to shut down his plants for the an
nual inventory in summer instead
of In winter, and to give all of those
laid off a chance to work on his
own and other farms, thus increas
ing agricultural production and
maintaining the workers' Incomes.
Mr. Ford has long believed that
sixty days' work in the year is all
that is really needed to produce
most food crops. It will be inter
esting to see how his experiment
The City of New York has begun
to dig away part of the shores of
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Manhattan Island in order to pro
vide dock space for the new Cunard
Liner, which will be 1,018 feet long
-the first ship to exceed the thousand-foot
This giant of the seas is still
known merely as number "534." It
will probably be named the Britan
nia. She will cost thirty million
dollars, and displace seventy-three
thousand tons of water. She is ex
pected to be not only the world's
largest ship, but the fastest large
When the airship replaces the
water-borne ship for fast passenger
service, as it certainly will, the Bri
tannia and her like will still be use
ful cargo carriers.
Arnold Bennett, the English nov
elist who recently died, left an es
tate of $500,000. That is not much
for a successful novelist to accumu
late in these days. Mary Roberts
Rinehart has earned more than two
million dollars with her pen. Sin
clair Lewis can count on at least
$100,000 profit from every, novel he
There are more people reading
books in America today than ever
before, and even obscure authors
are earning more money than most
bankers and business men ever get
I know one newspaper man who
wrote a book that was published a
month ago, and which has already
sold 13,000 copies. He gets twenty
five cents for each copy sold, and
it took him six weeks to write the
book, which makes its first month's
earnings high pay for a newspaper
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but be sure it is an interesting book
that people will want to read.
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PEOPLES HARDWARE CO.,
6tf. Heppner, Ore.
Husband: From the glimpse I
had of her this morning, I rather
like our new cook. There seems to
be plenty of go about her.
Wife: Yes, she's gone.
Weanling Pigs for Sale. Sterling
Fryrear, 10 mi. south of Heppner. 8
MRS. W. C. KOM.
Shirley, Josephine and Belle Fred
rickson gave a party for the high
school students Tuesday night at
the home of their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Smith. The evening
was spent in playing games and
pulling taffy after which a bounte
ous lunch was served by the hosts.
The youngsters departed for their
homes at a late hour voting it an
evening long to be remembered.
Miss Edith Stallard and Miss
Lucy Case put on a health program
Tuesday evening. It was in the form
of movie illustration pictures and
was greatly appreciated by those
Mrs. A. D. Aldrich entertained
the H. E. club ladies Thursday af
ternoon by special Invitation, serv
ing a delicious lunch of ice cream,
cake and coffee which everyone en
joyed. Those present were Mrs.
Bert Dexter, Mrs. Jene Dexter, Mrs.
W. C. Isom, Mrs. F. Fredrickson,
Mrs. Sam Smith, Mrs. Roscoe Wil
liams, Mraj Don Brooks, Mrs. E.
Fagerstrom, Mrs. Frank Leicht and
Mrs. A. C. Houghton. The club la
dies! are hoping soon to welcome
Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich Into the
Don Rutledge is driving a Ford
car which he purchased recently.
Friends here are sorry to hear
that Mrs. Frank Bra'ce again had a
relapse and is at the Hermiston
hospital. She is having several
teeth removed which Dr. Christoph
erson thinks will be a benefit to her
Donald Isom was absent from
school Friday on account of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowluare, Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Warner and Mrs. Jas.
Warner motored to Pendleton Fri
day. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kendler Jr. of
Umatilla spent Friday evening in
the Isom home.
Several representatives from the
grades attended the track meet at
Heppner Saturday but won only
seconds and thirds.
The teachers for the coming year
have been decided upon by the
school board. Merton Dawald will
again fill the superintendent's po
sition and Mrs. Dawald will teach
in the high school. Henry Wier has
also been retained for the seventh
and eighth grades. Miss Abraham
son of LaCenter, Wash., will have
charge of the fourth, fifth and sixth
grades and Miss Effie Renfro of
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experience of trying to sweep with an old, worn-out broom.
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HOTEL HEPPNER BLDO.
Parksdale, Wash., will again teach
the little folks.
Wednesday, May 20th, will be
Class Day for the Irrigon high and
a program will be presented by the
school at 2 o'clock. Thursday eve
ning, May 21, will be the commence
ment exercises and will be held in
the auditorium. Those in charge
are planning to get Rev. Paine of
Hermiston to deliver the address as
this is the request of the graduates,
who are Robert Walpole, Verdie
Leach and Shirley Frederickson.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Plan Told by Sawyer
Preservation of the beauty of Or
egon highways through the elimin
ation of roadside advertising in
non-commercial locations, by giving
additional protection to wild life of
the state, and by the provision and
maintenance of parks along the
highways to provide rest and com
fort for the tourist traveler was ad
vocated by Judge Robert W. Saw
yer of Bend, former state highway
commissioner, In speaking over
KOAC, the Oregon State college
Already the Forest Service has
broadened its policy so that hereaf
ter the timber in its control on the
Oregon highways will be left and
me traveler will be presented with
the appearance of an unbroken for
est, Judge Sawyer said.
The new law to ea into effect In
June protecting the sea lion is one
step toward the preservation of
wild life, he pointed out
"Highway beautification is taking
the interest of the people in every
state in the Union," he said, "but in
Oregon beautification does not
mean entering upon extensive pro
grams of roadside gardening and
tree planting. It means only the pre
servation of what we have, or
where the beauty is beginning to go
Decause or advertising, that it be
recovered by doing away with the
advertising. Oreeon is beautiful
already, and its roadsides are
largely Deautirui, but they will re
main so only as we see that they
are kept undeflled and unspoiled."
Future Farmers Hold
Annual Session at OSC
More than 250 boys representing
the Smith-Hughes agricultural de
partment of 30 high schools of the
state took part In the three-day an
nual convention of the Future Far
mers of America on the Oregon
State campus last week.
Nine of these boys were selected
by the executive council of the or
ganization to be honored with the
"Oregon Farmer" degree, Indicat
ing that they are considered the
most outstanding in Smith-Hughes
work in this state. Those named
were Neil Hoffman, Ontario; How
ard Robertson, Forest Grove; Cleo
Latham, McMinnville; Palmer Tar
vend, Silverton; Richard Carter,
Newberg; Millard Magness, Day
ton; Emil Craft, Canby; Wayne Mc-
Fetridge, Enterprise, and Hugh
C. C. Hulet, master of the Ore
gon State grange, was voted an
Dick Rockhill, Dayton, waa judg
ed champion orator in the state fi
nals of the Future Farmers public
speaking contest, with Laurence
Kent, Cottage Grove, second. Rock
hill, whose subject was, "Why I
Choose to Become a Farmer," is en
titled to enter the regional finals at
Boise, Idaho, this month.
Officers were all chosen from the
nine who received the Oregon Far
mer degree. Magness la the new
president. Carter, vice president;
McFetridge, secretary; Robertson,
treasurer, and Hanna, reporter.
Mary S.: I wonder what cause
the flight of time.
Liba D.: It is probably urged on
by the spur of the moment
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Leaves no sediment when it melts.
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