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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1931.
DON'T SEND IT.
Some years ago I met a man who
spoke as follows:
"The boss issued a memorandum
today with a lot of new instructions.
Some of them were all wet, and I
didn't hesitate to tell him so. I shot
a memo right back at him, and, be
lieve me, it was a hot one."
Said another man:
"I received my first business
training under a wise old bank of
ficial. One day a letter came in
from a customer who made unreas
onable complaints arid asked for
an unwarranted favor.
"I sat up almost all night drafting
an answer to that letter. It was a
beauty, and I took it in to the old
man next morning with pride. His
head nodded approvingly as he read
" 'You've put the case just right,'
he said. 'The position you have tak
en is based on sound banking prin
ciples; it states our attitude with
dignity and force. All in all, it's a
very fine letter, and I congratulate
you on it. Only, for Heaven's sake,
don't send it'."
Afterwards, I learned that the
man I first quoted was paid $4,000
a year; the other is paid $40,000.
Like every other man In business,
I receive a certain number of com
munications which are both unkind
and unfair. Having red hair and a
naturally quick temper, I used to
let such letters hoist my tempera
ture considerably. Sometimes I car
ried them around in my mind for
several days, forming red hot
phrases In rely.
Nnw I rl v a. much meaner trick
on the writers. I do not answer
them at all. I can imagine one of
my critics going down to the front
gate every morning to meet the
postman, looking eagerly for my an
swer, thinking up what he will say
in his next outburst.
Day after day goes by, and no
answer comes. The fire that was to
burn me up, burns him up instead.
This method of dealing with one's
enemies is certainly not spectacu
lar and maybe it is unmanly. If so,
I can reply only that as I grow old
er the glory of being spectacular
appeals to me less and less in com
parison with the comfortable joys
Life seems somehow too short for
controversy, and much of my in
come in these days is received not
so much for what I do as for what
I have learned not to do.
Patience, I have learned, ia al
most as Important as work; while
judgment uniformly commands a
much higher rate than well inten
What is judgment? you ask. Well,
it's the little voice that whispers:
"That would be brilliant, but don't
do it" Or, "That's a smart one;
very smart, Indeed. But, for Heav
en's sake, don't send it."
r FRANK PARKER 1
Ray Long, editor of Cosmopolitan
Magazine, who has just returned
from Russia, in a speech the other
day predicted that we would never
see wheat again at as high as a
dollar a bushel.
Wheat's Importance In the econ
omic scheme of things is due to the
fact that it is cheaply stored and
shipped and can be kept over from
season to season. When the United
States was still a pioneer nation
and the great wheat areas of Rus
sia, South America and Australia
were still undeveloped, wheat was a
profitable crop in this country. To
day it is far from being our most
important crop. Minnesota, the
greatest flour milling state, and
once the foremost wheat producer,
raised $21,000,000 worth of wheat in
1929, a fairly normal year, but sold
$125,000,000 worth of butter.
The demand for dairy, hog and
poultry products is growing; that
for wheat is diminishing. If I were
a wheat farmer I would put my
land into some other kind of crops
or sell it and pocket the loss.
All of the protests against the
representations of crime and vice in
the movies seem to have had no ap
"Two Gun" Crowley, New York's
latest "cop killer," an undersized,
undeveloped boy of twenty, has ad
mitted that he got the idea of being
a "bad man" from the movies.
"Gangster" films are worse than
crime stories In the newspapers, be
cause they reach tho immature
mind that docs not read the papers.
Children ennnot discriminate be
tween right and wrong, and the
gunman, even though shown as a
criminal meeting a bad end, seems
like a hero to many of them.
One of my farmer neighbors In
the Berkshire Hills of Massachu
setts, Major Hugh Smiley of Great
Barrington, is making a test of all
of the possibilities of electricity on
Major Smiley's hens work as long
hours in winter as they do in sum
mer, because the hen-houses are
lighted by electricity. Now he has
installed electric sun lamps in the
concrete barn where his prize herd
of Holateins Is housed in order to
give the cattle the benefit of the
ultra-violet rays in the winter, as
well as in the summer.
It may take several years of ex
perience before the exact value of
farm electrification is determined,
but it is Major Smiley's belief that
electric power is not only cheaper
than man power but more efficient,
and that the use of electric lights
of various types makes his hens lay
better, his cows produce more milk
and keeps his live stock in better
When I was a boy in New Eng
land it was still the custom in al
most all rural families, and proba
bly in the cities as well, to dose
all the children for days every
spring with liberal tablespoonfuls
of a mixture of sulphur and mo
lasses. For a generation or so medical
men have laughed at the old
"spring tonic" idea. Now medical
science has discovered that this Is
another of the so-called folk myths
that has a solid basis of truth back
of it. Our grandparents were
wrong in thinking that sulphur was
the essential part of the mixture,
but they were right in the idea that
"brimstone and treacle" had a tonic
effect. It was the Iron In the mo
lasses that did it according to Dr.
Walter H. Eddy.
Now we keep our children out-of-doors
in the sunshine as much as
possible, winter and summer, and
those who can afford it expose them
to ultra-violet rays generated by
electricity, so that the need of a
Years of experience together with a modern funeral home
and equipment permit us to handle quietly, with decorum and
dependability, every detail. Every effort is made to provide satis
Phelps Funeral Home
Exclusive apenta In Heppner for Peacock Floral Co. of Tho Dalle
Made from Heppner's Artesian Water
Leaves no sediment when it melts.
DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN TOWN.
Morrow County Creamery
spring tonic is not as great as it
was. And we have developed pleas
anter ways of taking iron into the
system when we do need it
According to the trade paper,
"Highway Engineer and Contract
or," millions of dollars are expend
ed annually by companies manufac
turing highway machinery and ma
terials to Influence county commis
sioners and others having control
of highway work to select certain
types of roads and pavements for
construction or maintenance ma
chinery and materials.
Such payments to public officials
are regarded in some business cir
cles as "lawful graft" They are
dishonest because such bribes are
added to the cost of the. job and
come out of the pocket of the tax
payers, and also because they may
and often do result in a poor job,
which will soon have to be dona
over again again at the txapayers'
It would be interesting if some
live newspaper in every county in
the United States should start an
inquiry as to how much "lawful
graft" its local officials have re
ceived from paving contractors.
State Department of
By SEYMOUR JONES,
State Market Agent.
The new State Department of Ag
riculture will succeed to and be in
vested with the powers and duties
of the state board of horticulture,
pure seed board, state livestock san
itary board, state veterinarian, state
dairy and food commissioner, state
chemist, state bacteriologist, advis
ory livestock branding board, state
market agent, state lime board and
committee on agricultural lime.
County bee inspectors, fruit in
spectors, meat and herd inspectors
and veterinarians will be appointed
by the county courts as now provid
ed by law but these appointments
will be subject to the approval of
the director of agriculture. County
stock inspectors will be appointed
by the director upon recommenda
tions of the cattle and horse raisers
association of Oregon.
County fair boards and county
grazing boards will make annual
reports to this department upon
blanks furnished by the director.
Under the provisions of senate
bill No. 165 sponsored by the agri
cultural committee and passed by
the recent legislature, all creamery
butter manufactured or sold in Ore
gon must after July 5. be graded
upon a 100 point basis. (1) Flavor
45; (2) body and texture 25; (3)
color 15; (4) salt 10; (5) package 5.
The grades used shall conform
to those of the United States de
partment of agriculture. It is the
duty of the state dairy and food
commissioner to make rules and
regulations for and to have charge
of the enforcement of this act
Grading must be done and the
product plainly labeled prior to sale
whether at the creamery or else
where. The purpose of this law as set
forth by its sponsors is to better
quality and improve markets for
this dairy product
Jersey Show Scheduled.
The annual spring show sponsor
ed by the Marion County Jersey
Cattle club will be held at the state
fair grounds Tuesday, June 2. Two
special trophies will be awarded
this year to 4-H club members, one
for the best calf under one year
and the other for the best calf over
a year old.
State Grain Inspection.
The State Market Agent's depart
ment offers the following brief his
tory of Its grain inspection unit as
a matter of interest to those per
sons desiring information of state
Prior to 1917, there were no fed
eral standards for grain. The
sampling and weighing was done
by employees of the grain firms.
The sampler at the dock 'or mill
used a test kettle and beam to take
the test. If wheat weighed sixty
or more pounds per bushel it was
called "No. 1." If there was a
sprinkling of red wheat or of oats
in the white wheat samples they
would be designated "No. 1, some
red." If the mixture ran high in
red, 25 percent for example, it was
graded "No. 1 white wheat rejected
on account of red."
In 1917 the federal government
established definite grades for sev
eral kinds of grain and the Oregon
grain inspection department was
organized in June of that year un
der rules and regulations set forth
in chapter 333 general laws of this
The purposes of the department
"I personally choose my own foods and make selections from shelves and
displays filled with hundreds of rood things to eat. I have the privilege
of examining each article of food carefully. I inspect it for quality and
compare it for price. It's then I realize fully what a saving I make." You,
too, can have the pleasure of personal selection. Start today 1 Choose
your foods from oar stores ana tako advantage of the savings we offer.
Saturday & Monday Specials
Fancy pack in large 2'i tins.
2 TINS 35c
6 TINS $1.00
Large Tins Solid Pack
2 TINS 29c
6 TINS 85c
Best Foods brand, made with pTG! 9
fresh eggs. Best money Afi
can buy. QTS. 49C
C. & H. PURE CANE
MacMarr, a Sperry product.
49-LB. SACK $1.09
PER BBL $4.25
COFFEE m"3mlbs! 95c
DARIOOLD Tall Tins
12 TINS 98c
PER CASE .. $3.89
PANCAKE FLOUR r Slit. IS &
Fresh pack, large 40-50 size
10 LBS 75c
25 LBS $1.49
Booth's large oviil tins of
mustard or tmnato.
fAFFFF MJ-B- Brand in vac- QOi
I LL uum tina Limit LTidtfl
snap thut is taking
the country by
storm. 3 Fkgs. 78o
BALLOONS and P.
O. Beads with
3 BARS F. O. SOAP
ALL FOB 85o
Large solid heads.
3 Heads.. 25c
Orders of 13.00 of over
HOTEL HEPFNEB BLSO.
include: (1) the prevention of
frauds in the trade in grains, grain
products, rice, beans and other sim
ilar commodities, bay, potatoes, fer
tilizers and chemicals used In agri
culture; the establishment and pres
ervation of standards for grain,
grain products, hay and other com
modities; (2) regulation of ware
houses, milling, shipping and buy
ing grain, grain products, hay and
other articles of commerce noted
With a half dozen employes the
department of grain inspection was
started off under the state public
service commission, but in 1923 it
was included in the state market
agent's office then created. Inspec
tions were then made only upon re
quest and the state appropriated
funds with which to carry on the
In 1919, the legislature made
compulsory the inspection and
weighing of all grains delivered
Don't just float
you might sink,
Make your will now don't
put It off.
It is a careless person Indeed
who doesn't attend to this im
portant detail of his life.
This bank will gladly advise
and assist you. It is a simple
matter but there is none
This is a good time to men
tion a little more insurance
for those loved ones.
There is No Substitute for
at terminal markets. Now inspec
tions are made on a fee basis. At
present there is a comfortable sur
plus on hand with which to carry
on the work.
At first all this work was done
from headquarters in Portland, the
chief grain terminal of the state.
In 1919 quarters were opened in
Astoria and St Johns. These and
the Portland office handle the in
spection of incoming and export
carriers and weighing of commod
ities on which certified weights are
required. The Pendleton branch is
more of a diversion point, inspec
tions being made on the tracks. It
is patronized chiefly by farmers
who bring samples of their crops to
the department for grading.
The warning to curtail produc
tion is not for the wheat farmers
alone. The Agricultural Review,
official bulletin of the North Caro
lina department of agriculture, is
sues the same warning to cotton
and tobacco growers of the south.
Elsie My grandpa has reached
the age of 96. Isn't that wonderful?
Bobby Wonderful nothln'! Look
.at the time it's taken him to do it.
The "sad iron" of years past has given way to
the GLAD one with self-contained Electric
Heat provided by the Kilowatt Kiddies.
Clothes almost iron themselves under the
smooth, even heat of Charlie and Clara's Elec
tric Iron. So automatic is their service that
the most modern irons have automatic devices
for shutting off the current when a set tem
perature is reached. Others adjust their tem
peratures to particular fabrics, at a finger
THE KILOWATT IRONERS smooth 'way
the wrinkles in a deft manner that makes this
age-old job a joy! Their ironing pleases the
most exacting home-maker, for the more
exacting she is, the better they work.
The Kilowatt Kiddies are on duty ironing day
and every day to spring into service the in
stant you snap the switch that summons them !
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