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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1931.
As we drove along beside the
Hudson River we noticed a crowd
at one of the piers. A discouraged
gentleman had attempted to drown
Dripping and dejected, he sat on
an empty barrel, while the cop who
had pulled him out of the water
talked to him like a big brother.
Presently the patrol wagon arrived
to take them away, the cop still
uttering words of friendly encour
agement. At a busy corner stood a woman
with a baby in her arms and a
youngster tugging at her skirt, anx
iously viewing the torrent of traffic,
afraid to plunge in.
The cop in the middle of the
street sighted her, and raised his
arm with a knightly gesture. The
city stopped while the timid little
mother crossed over.
It was late at night. On the steps
of a residence, the windows of
which were shuttered, a man was
slouched in an obvious state of in
toxication. A cop touched him on the shoul
der. They held a brief conversa
tion. Presently the cop hailed a
taxi, loaded the inebriated citizen in
it, gave instructions to the taxi driv
er, and the taxi drove away.
These incidents, occurring within
my own sight and close together,
reminded me that I have long in
tended to write a little something
I have been a respectful admirer
of them for years. They are so
good looking physically, so even
tempered, so courteous and so sensi
ble. Doubtless there Is ah occasional
grafter among them; no large group
of men In any profession is free
from black sheep.
I admire most of all their self
possession and the sound common
sense way in which they go about
their work. Adlai E. Stevenson,
once vice-president of the United
States, used to quote a friend's re
mark that "the Constitution of Ill
inois is an almost perfect document,
but it should have one additional
paragraph. It should provide for
an appeal from the Suprmee Court
to any two justices of the peace."
The idea was that when all the
high-priced lawyers and judges had
finished their legal wrangling, then
a couple of country chaps should
render a final decision on the basis
of simple common sense.
I recall that remark whenever I
see a cop calmly taking testimony
and dispensing justice In a traffic
case. I feel then like adding a par
agraph to my will, to read:
"In case of any dispute among my
heirs, the whole matter shall be sub
mitted to the nearest traffic police
man, and his decision shall be final."
I STOCKBRlfeB 1
The craze for "antiques" has
reached the point where almost any
piece of furniture that was made
before 1890 can be sold at a fancy
price to somebody. There are not
enough "colonial" pieces to go ar
ound, so the latest craze is for "Vic
In a New England antique shop
the other day I saw kerosene lamps,
china dogs, walnut "what-nots" and
hair-cloth-covered chairs and sofas,
which might have come out of my
grand-mother's parlor, marked at
fancy prices as "antiques." Along
side of them were a leather-seated
cobbler's bench, a home-made boot
jack and a high-wheel bicycle.
"We'll sell them all," said the
dealer, confidently. "Most people
haven't any taste. They'll buy any
thing that looks old."
It is a widespread belief that
Americans generally read nothing
As this is written, the most popu
lar book In America is "The Educa
tion of a Princess," written by the
former Grand Duchess Marie of
Russia. The Grand Duchess, reared
as a member of the Imperial family
of the Czar, married a Swedish
prince from whom she was later di
vorced, and came to America to
earn her living. She got employ
ment In a fashionable dress estab
lishment In Ffith Avenue, and
wrote the story of her life, which
reveals the inner workings of the
Czar's regime, at the suggestion of
friends, never dreaming that it
would sell so many copies as to
make her rich.
Actual personal experiences, if
well told, are far more Interesting
than the best fiction. The trouble
is that few persons who have had
interesting experiences can tell
The neraest approach to flying
the way a bird does is the glider
plane, which Is an airplane of spe
cial design without any engine.
Once It gets off the ground It nav
igates on the air currents just the
way the big soaring birds do, with
out moving their wings.
A Canadian Lieut. Llsant Beard
more, was the first to flly across
the English Channel In a glider, a
few days ago. A German expert
menter recently covered 162 miles
in a single glider flight.
There is no likelihood of the gli
der displacing the engined plane,
but every flight made in one in
creases airmen's knowledge of air
conditions and navigation and so
tends to make flying safer.
The Motion Picture Producers
and Distributors of America, Inc.,
which is the organization of which
Mr. Will H. Hays Is president, takes
exception to my statement in this
column recently that "Two-Gun"
Crowley admitted that he got the
idea of being a "bad man" from
Whether he did or not, however,
does not seem to me to affect my
contention that children and per-
On your vacation
what will you use for
How about travelers' checks?
Eagerly accepted In all parts
of the world safe and Inex-
We'll make hay while the sun
shines and you can make hey!
hey! while the moon shine.
There is No Substitute (or
Made from Heppner's Artesian Water
Leaves no sediment when it melts.
DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN TOWN.
Morrow County Creamery
sons of immature minds who see
crime and criminals exploited in the
films are much more seriously af
fected than they can possibly be
from reading crime news in the
newspapers. For one thing, the Im
mature do not read newspapers out
side of the big cities, whereas they
go to movies everywhere.
I have no animus against Mr.
Hays or the motion picture indus
try as such, but I do maintain that
in presenting life as it Is not in the
films the movie magnates give
youth a distorted impression of val
ues and do Immeasurable harm.
The world is moving at a faster
pace than ever before. A few years
ago thrlty-five miles an hour was
considered high speed for automo
biles. Four-wheel brakes and
smooth roads make 75 miles a safe
speed today and many cars can do
100 miles an hour or better.
The other day the fastest speed
ever made on rails was achieved by
the new German air-propelled "rail
Zeppelin." Driven by gasoline mo
tors which whirl an air-propeller,
the car made the 173 miles from
Hamburg to Berlin at an average
speed of 106 miles an hour, and for
one stretch made over 143 miles an
It is certain that travel at the
rate of 100 miles an hour by any
means of transportation will seem
commonplace to the people of the
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T. J. Reagan.
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Baker, The Dalles and Pendleton.
I ine million of dollar were distributed by the Union
Pacific as wages and salaries to its 4,965 Oregon employees
in 1930 alone. More than 3,400 Oregon families were
wholly supported by this income, which circulated through
the avenues of Trade and Commerce within the State,
and contributed greatly to Oregon's progress.
The history of Oregon's prosperity is inseparably linked
with railroad transportation; the State's future depends
upon the ability of the railroads to furnish adequate service.
Support given to trucks and other unregulated forms of
transportation impairs the ability of the railroads
to give adequate service.
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