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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1931.
Setting the World Right
Carle Conway, head of the Con
tinental Can Company, has a cus
tomer in Massachusetts who makes
One day when Wall Street was
thinking that the world was going
to the dogs, Carle dropped in on
this Yankee manufacturer and
found him very serene.
They dined together, and After
dinner the talk turned to world bus
iness conditions which, says Carle,
"seem to have eliminated prohibi
tion from conversation, so that
there is that much to be said In
favor of depression at least."
The cranberry man said: "During
the war I was making cranberry
sauce and we were not able to get
sugar except at an exhorbitant
price. Every one in the industry
said we had better go out of bus
iness because we had to have sugar
to make cranberry sauce, and su
gar at thirty cents a pound would
"I went Into a huddle with myself
that night and came to the conclu
sion that I would let the customers
decide whether they would buy
cranberry sauce made with thirty
cent sugar; that I had Just one Job
in the world and that was to run
my business, and I was going to
let the world, take care of itself,
and every one else take care of him
self, and I was going to figure how
I could take care of my business
and solve the problems each day
as they came along.
"I did not think I was big enough
to help or harm the world's pro
gress, but I did think I could help
or harm my own business."
One thing which makes this de
pression seem more discouraging
than others is the fact that all
countries have been so closely knit
together. In other periods of slow
business we in the United States
did not worry becauseo the coffee
market was bad in Brazil or the
corn plaster Industry had collapsed
in Timbuctoo. We had our own
troubles to fight.
This year our newspapers, thru
their wonderful news gathering
forces, have brought us all the bad
tidings from everywhere. The re
sult is that the average American
business man is going around try
ing to carry the troubles of the
whole big world.
I may be all wrong, but my Idea
about the other countries is that
they are all having serious difficul
ties, Just as we are, but in every
one of them there is a solid back
bone of people Just like you and me
hard working, sensible men and
women who have their homes and
families, who do not want to see
the social order overthrown and
who are doing their Individual best
to solve their own problems.
Ultimately, I believe, this silent
majority will win.
In the meantime, when anybody
comes into my office to discuss
world conditions, I courteously ask
to be excused. I am trying hard
to work out my own salvation.
If everybody in the world does
that the world will be saved.
competition and example, and It
would be a loss to most towns If
chain stores should be suppressed
and the old, slipshod, inefficient re
tailing methods which once prevail
ed almost everywhere, were to re
New gold discoveries are reported
from Mexico and South' Australia.
How rich they are has not yet been
determined. The Australian "reef
has long been a tradition under the
name of "Aladin's Cave," so rich
is it supposed to be in the precious
metal. The Mexican bonanza is said
to be also rich in silver, lead and
petroleum. Both regions are in ter
ritory occupied by hostile natives.
If either report proves true there
will be another great slaughter of
aborigines who stand in the way of
the white man's greed, and there
will be such an addition to the
world's gold supply as to still fur
ther complicate the money prob
lem. Gold will be cheaper, which
means that prices will be higher.
It is doubtful whether society as a
whole will be any better off.
The health officer of Newark, N.
J., recently required everybody liv
ing in a certain section of the city,
some 1,400 persons, to be vaccin
ated. There was, of course, the usual
protest on the part of the ignorant
and wrong-headed persons who
"don't believe in" vaccination. The
world Is full of people who "don't
believe In" facts of modern science.
Not lone ago the same sort of peo
ple "didn't believe in" flying mach
The fact is that vaccination has
resulted, in 132 years, in making
smallpox a minor and controllable
Infection in every civilized country.
Vaccination Is not pleasant, and
there are people who are unhappy
when deprived of the privilege of
shooting off revolvers at random,
Society has to protect the many
against the undisciplined few,
whether the menace be pistols or
The more I see of the motion
picture business the less respect I
have for the methods and morals
nf thp movie magnates.
The Intpst scheme to lure the pen
nies from the pockets of the public
Is to sell advertising In the talkies.
the films which are being
shown are honest enough. They are
distinctly labelled as advertising,
nH nnvhnrlv who doesn't want his
evening's entertainment commer
cialized can get up and go out. tsui
there are others in wnicn me aa
....tiainfr f,ir whirh the movie pro
ducers take monye is cleverly In
troduced In so-called, feature pic
tures. Yet the local exhibitors are
asked to pay Just as much for these
films as for any otners.
There is nothing Illegal about
chain stores, but tne supreme louh
th. TtnHorl stjites has decided
that any state has the right to tax
them at a different rate irom omei
There Is nothing unreasonable
about this, so long as the tax is not
high enough to drive them out of
business. The chain store fills a
... i in mir nronnn t social-economic
system, as Is proved by the amazing
development of numerous organiza
tions operating hundreds or thou
sands of retail outlets. The inde
pendent local merchant, however,
!,,, ...!, mnro imnnrtant place
in his community, and Is entitled to
protection. Local merchandising
'..u,in oannninilv in the smaller
communities, have been greatly im
proved by reason of chain-store
I take off my hat to John Hawkes
of Beacon, N. Y. Mr. Hawkes is
72 years old. He heard that the
State of New York had adopted an
old age pension law, so he went to
the town hall and applied for his
allowance. As he was out of work,
the application was granted and he
collected $90 in the course of a few
Then he learned that the old-age
pension was only for persons who
were dependent upon others, or un
able to earn a living. That put an
ther light on It in the eyes of old
John Hawkes. He went out and got
himself a Job and before long walk
ed into the town hall again. He
laid $90 on the clerk's desk and told
him to give it to somebody that
couldn't earn anything. He was
willing to take an old-age pension,
but not when it carried the stigma
of pauperism with it!
John Hawkes is the sort of Amer
ican that one can be proud of. He
puts self-respect above money.
There are too many men younger
than he who are content to live on
charity; too few who refuse to ac
cept anything they have not earned.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner and
son Don were In town from the
farm In Swaggart buttes on Tues
day. Out that way there had been
occasional showers but no heavy
rain. The dust was well laid in the
roads, however. .Mr. Turner was
getting his threshing machinery re
paired for the oncoming harvest.
Buff Orphington Roosters for
Sale Young 4-lb., Russell breed.
Priced reasonably. Homer Green,
Eight Mile, Phone 13F31. 14-15p.
Emmett McCoy, who has been In
Portland the past two days for
medical treatment, returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Stevers left
for Portland this week for an ex
tended visit with Mrs. Stevers par
ents. Mrs. Rho Bleakman of Long
Creek and Mrs. George Bleakman
and daughter Alice of Heppner
were visiting at the Isom home
Vern Jones and family and Bert
Dexter and family left Wednesday
for a camping trip In the mountains
Ollie Coryell was in Hermiston
Mr. Wisdom who has been 111 for
some time was taken to the Hepp
ner hospital for treatment Wednes
day. Mrs. Harry Walpole left for Port
Mrs. Mac McCoy, Verdie Leach,
Mrs. Isom and son Earl were busi
ness visitors in Hermiston Satur
day. Mrs. Fred Markham and Mrs.
Jess Oliver were shopping in Her
Word- was received here Thurs
day of the death of Lyle Sailing
Wednesday at The Dalles hospital.
Mr. Sailing was a resident of Irri
gon for many years and friends
here unite In extending sympathy
to the bereaved wife and mother.
Earl Isom and Verdie Leach
were married Saturday evening at
Heppner by the Rev. G. P. White
of the Methodsit church. Mrs.
Isom is a graduate of the '31 class
of Irrigon high school and has lived
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Grabeil for the past 12
years. Earl is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Isom. The young folks
are both liked and respected and
hearty congratulations are extend
ed by the entire community.
Mrs. Frank Stevers and mother
and Mrs. Bedwell and children were
picnicking at the Cant place Thurs
day. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Endrice of
Chewelah, Wash., are visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leicht and
family this week.
Mrs. Gus Hollett of Goldendale,
Wash., vsiited with her daughter,
Mrs. Jess Oliver, last week. Her
little granddaughter, Ethel Oliver,
returned with her for an extended
Joyce Caldwell is home to spend
the summer with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Caldwell.
C. W. Smith of Heppner was
making" business calls In this vicin
Ralph Bonefiel spent Thursday
evening with relatives on his way
from Tillamook to Newport, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Batie Rand and Mr.
and Mrs. George Rand motored to
Pendleton Thursday for medical
treatment for Mr. George Rand and
little David Rand.
Last Week Irrigon Items.
Mac McCoy and Jack McFall
went to Imbler Wednesday for a
Stop Look Listen !
In an age when Armour can
Ioho $140,000,000 within 12
months and the strongest en
trenched dynasty can be erao
ed over nite, It behooves less
er wealth and position to heed
"stop, look and listen" signs.
He who takes a plunge in the
stock market Is likely to get
Safe, conservative investment
of funds have kept many
"coata of arms" from lelng
worn out at the elbows.
Dlicre Is No Substitute for
visit with the home folks.
Band practice is now being held
every Thursday evening in the
gym and will continue through the
Plans are being made for a picnic
at home on July 4, sponsored by the
Mrs. Jess Oliver is very ill with
Mrs. Donald Brooks was hostess
to the H. E. C. ladies Thursday af
ternoon. The afternoon was spent
visiting after a short business ses
sion. Delicious refreshments were
Mrs. W. C. Isom has been con
fined to her home from an accident
to her ankle, causing infection, but
is now able to be around on crut
ches. Mrs. Markham and Mrs. Birdie
Stewart of Pendleton visited rela
tives here this week.
Mrs. Suddarth and nephew Geo.
Scarlet were business visitors in
Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Williams
were callers at the Isom home on
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wier left for
Ellensburg, Wash., where they will
Jack Browning has purchased the
property formerly occupied by Will
Davis and has moved his family
from the Watkins house to their
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Browning have
purchased the Reims property and
moved in recently.
Mrs. Amy Collins has moved into
the Watkins house.
J. H. Hoffner is now installed as
agent at the depot
E. T. Fagerstrom is putting up a
new cabin for Frank Leicht
Mrs. Fred Markham and family
were visiting Mrs. Vern Jones Sat
W. C. Isom and son Don were
business visitors in Hermiston Sat
urday. Verdie Leach visited Friday and
Saturday with relatives In Pendle
ton. Billie Markham, Clarence Freder
ick son and Bessie Wilson, who won
scholarships in 4-H club work last
year, left Sunday for summer school
at Corvallis. Mrs. Beulah Lundell
of Willows chaperoned the Morrow
county 4-H club boys and girls on
Otto Beneflel was a Pendleton vis
Frank Brace is confined to his
home with a badly sprained ankle.
Earl Isom motored to Pendleton
Mrs. Milo McFarland who was el
ected as alternate at the last grange
meeting to attend the state grange
convention at Medford, left Sunday
morning with Mr. and Mrs. Bar
nard who were Stanfleld grange del
Mr. and Mrs. F. Leicht were in
Hermiston Saturday for medical
A car wreck occurred here Wed
nesday when the driver went to
sleep, letting the car leave the road
and crash into a telephone pole at
high speed, breaking it completely
off. The car was badly damaged
and one man seriously injured. They
were from Washington.
Mrs. M. R. Morgan and son were
visitors in this city on Monday, The
recent showers and cool weather
have improved the crop condition
quite materially in the north end of
the county, but Mrs. Morgan thinks
some fields were a little too far
along to be much benefitted.
Dan Summer, pioneer resident of
Lexington, was attending to mat
ters of business here Tuesday.
Made from Heppner's Artesian Water
Leaves no sediment when it melts.
DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN TOWN.
Morrow County Creamery
Military Training Camp
Opening at Vancouver
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., June
18. (Specail) With announcement
that the quota for the Citizen's Mil
itary Training camp at Vancouver
Barracks has been filled. First Lieu
tenant Thomas J. Cross, the adju
tant reveals the names of Morrow
county youths who are expected to
Final acceptances have been sent,
and travel orders issued to Charles
E. McMurdo, Heppner; Dorr Y. Ma
son, lone; Joe D. Swendig, Hepp
ner; Earl E. Thomson, Heppner;
Carl C. Wehmeyer, Heppner.
The Citizens Military Training
camp opens today. As there is a
large waiting list of alternates, all
of the above mentioned prospective
students should be in Camp Hurl
burt not later than the day follow
ing the opening of final enrollment
which would be not later than June
Finally accepted young men not
in camp by the close of June 19
will probably be stricken from the
list and an alternate substituted in
their places. This will be the rule
rather than the exception, Lieuten
ant Cross states, unless the appli
cant gets in direct touch with head
quarters and notifies the adjutant
when he will arrive.
For Sale Reed baby buggy, ex
cellent condition; baby cart; baby
bed. Phone 1382.
Lost Dark blue "under arm" bag,
containing private papers; finder
leave at this office. 14-15p.
Pay for your General Electric
By adtual test throughout 1929 and 1930 Frank Lough,
Walla Walla, found that his electric refrigerator reduced
his food bills $12 a month, and morel Ever since he has
owned an electric refrigerator, Mrs. Lough has purchased
practically the week's supply of food on Saturday when
prices are so much lower. Now she never has to throw
away sour milk and cream, fruits and vegetables left
overs the last of the roast the extra chop. Her cledtric
refrigerator keeps everything fresh, delicious, wholesome!
" You, too, can begin reducing your living expenses $12
a month and more. Own a G. E. today, ,
$10 a month delivers it to your kitchen. down
Pacific Power & Light Company
"Always at Your Service"
E. R. HUSTON, PROPRIETOR;
Always to be found here
Quality for 77 years, 1853-1930
Nf T rA ' ImnttWii'i inn irr a mumim nfr it'tS
"That old familiar phrase cf Caesar's certainly fit my Impression of the
West's Favorite Food Stores, only in my case, I came, I saw and imme
diately I bought! I just couldn't resist their attractive displays of appe
tizing foods at such low prices," said one of our customers. Come in. See
these good values for yourself and yon will want to buy, tool
SATURDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS
It Lays Them Out
Ft. Tins 43o
Qt. Tins 79o
OaL Tins $1.89
ONE and ALL to
Feet's Gran, for
Wash. Machines .
3 Rolls 17c
PUB IT AN & BLUE RIBBON
Speoial American t f
2 Lg. Tins OtIC
SPEBBY'S 'f&emtdv :
Full 3-lb. Packages
M. J. B. Vacuum
The Best on the Market
12-oz. Tins 45c
30-oz. Tins $1.39
OREGON FULL CREAM
They are just
2 Lbs. 35c
MacMarr A product of
Sperry and no better made
Stone's Cane and Maple
2'2-lb. Tins 45c
5-lb. Tins 79c
AU Good Quality
75c Brooms 55c
$1.00 Brooms 75c
$1.25 Brooms (or 95c
3 LBS - 7tl
3 LBS .....
We still have a few more of the
beautiful occasional plates left
1 plate FREE with 6 Pkgs.
Orders of $3.00 of over
HOTEL HEPPNER BLDO.