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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. lt 1931.
An officer in an insurance com
pany invited me to the formal open
ing of some model tenements which
the company has erected.
"Why should I come to see model
tenements?" I asked.
For answer he pulled out of his
pocket a crumpled piece of paper,
saying "Here's an editorial that you
wrote nearly fifteen years ago. You
pointed out that the insurance com
panies collect millions of dollars In
annual premiums from the poor.
You asked why some of those mil
lions should not be used in tearing
down old tenements and erecting
decent homes in their place.
"We read- that editorial in our di
rectors' meeting. It started the
thinking which has resulted in
these homes of folks of modest
Words are mysterious and awe
inspiring. We shoot them into the
air, either by tongue or pen, and
most of them perish. But now and
then some stray sentence drops in
to a mind that remembers it, and
is influenced by it for many years.
Many books, many sermons, many
speeches have run in and out of my
brain leaving little trace. Yet here
are three quite casual remarks that
1. Said the late Talcott Williams
In a talk which I had with him im
medlatetly after my graduation
"Never forget the old saying of
the Jesuits, 'A great deal of good
can be done in the world if one is
not too careful who gets the credit'."
2. Said a prominent business man
when I was blue and discouraged
because the first concern for which
I worked had gone busted:
"You are very fortunate to have
had a severe disappointment while
you are still young. The men to be
pitied are those whose disappoint
ments come in middle life, when it
is too late for them to start over
again. A disappointment in youth
is merely part of the hardening
process that is necessary to make
you capable of carrying through."
3. Said my friend, Robert Upde
graff: "Never grumble about your prob
lems. They are responsible for the
greater part of your income."
Of the three bits of wisdom this
last has done me most good. When
ever I think I am having a tough
time I remember that jobs with no
worries carry small pay. It's be
cause I have larger troubles that I
draw a larger income.
None of these three friends prob
ably gave his remark a second
thought But I have never forgot
ten them, and I now pass them on
in this editorial. Ninety-nine out
of every hundred readers will pay
no attention. But some day, fifteen
years from now, somebody may
say: "I read something of yours a
long time ago, and it gave me a
That's the marvellous thing about
working with words.
Almost everybody is afraid of
something at some time or another.
Right now the whole world seems
to be In a state of fear not fear
of war, but fear of poverty. I
think these fears have been exag
gerated by all of the loose talk
about business depression and un
employment There is a certain
justification, of course, for the man
who is afraid that if he loses his
job he won't be able to get another
right away. Too many people are
letting that sort of fear Interfere
with their work. It ought to be a
stimulus to work better and harder
and so reduce the risk of losing the
The people upon whom fear rests
most heavily today are those who in
flush times enlarge their scale of
living to a point where their reduc
ed Incomes do not now cover the
expenses they have Incurred. The
only happy people after all, are the
ones who have got their fixed over
head expenses down to a point be
low their assured incomes. They
are the only people I know who are
days ago from a young man of 75
who, with his wife, who is in her
sixties, was making a round of vis
its from one brood of grandchildren
to another. This old friend had
never tried to drive a car until he
was 71, but he had driven on this
trip from Florida to Iowa, then to
Illinois, Wisconsin and across to
Northern Michigan on the Cana
dian border and thence eastward
across Ohio and New York State.
He stopped off to see me on his way
to visit a family of grandchildren
on Cape Cod Bay, and was going to
drive back to Florida from there.
I had not seen him for five years,
but he and his wife each looked ten
years younger. They attributed that
to the fact that, even in what most
of us call old age, they are not
afraid to try new things.
I have never seen a greater con
trast between the old and the new
than the contrast between the old
American fighting frigate Constitu
tion, and the great new German fly
ing ship, the DO-X. Both of them
came Into New York harbor about
the same time.
If the men who manned the Con-
titution in its famous battle had
been told that their grandchildren
would live long enough to see a
ship actually larger than the Con
stitution, flying through the air at
a speed of a hundred miles an
hour and carrying seventy-two pas
sengers, they would have thought
it necessary to lock up the person
who told them that in a lunatic
We make equally wild predictions
today. Probably a hundred years
from now nothing will be as the
prophets of today picture it
There is always a market for any
kind of product which is of higher
quality than the general run of
commodities In the same line. Some
body will always pay a quality price
for the best.
I know a woman who makes
home-made bread of such high qual
ity and flavor that she has a mar
ket among wealthy families for all
she can bake, at twenty-five cents
a loaf. Of course, she can only
make a limited number of loaves
of bread a day. If she made more,
hired more people to do the work,
she probably could not keep up the
quality, and would have to reduce
I know a farmer who has made
more money off five acres every
year for the past few years than
any of his neighbors have made on
a hundred acres. He sells fresh
vegetables, but Instead of shipping
them in bulk to the open market
ho packs them in fancy baskets
and boxes, even wraps some ol
them Individually in cellophane.
There is always a market for
Several states have taken off the
speed limit on automobiles entirely,
hnlfllnir drivers strictlv resnonslble
for reckless driving but lotting
them go as fast as they want to
travel in thinly populated districts.
Thdrn nrp nn more motor accidents
in these states than there are In
others which try to regulate speed
nn nil hlirhwAVR.
Part of this is due to the greater
stability and better control of the
modern automobile, especially since
four-wheel brakes have become
standard equipment on all cars.
But a large part of it is due to the
fnf (hnt vua nnw hnvA n. ffnnnratlon
of motorists who began to learn to
drive when they were children.
T uin fnrtv hefore I ever sat be
hind a steering wheel. It is Impos
sible that I shall ever become as
good a driver as my daughter, who
began to drive when she was fif
teen and who has better control,
even of a heavy car, more self-confidence
and quicker reactions, than
.turhnriv whn heoran drlvlnir late In
life can possibly have. Anything
,hih rjiiia fnr skill, courage, and
coordination of mind and muscle
must be learned young to be icarn
Gazonda Why, Gazoof, how ill
you look. What's the matter?
Gazoof Oh, nothing much. Los
ing weight, that's all. Lost 120
pounds of flesh in .one day.
Gazonda Impossible !
Gazoof Fact, I assure you. My
wife deserted me.
The man with a
crooked streak can't
There Is more crime In Chi
cago one American city
than In all (of Europe.
The pei-son with vnliiiibliw Is
a standing Invitation to thugs
Are ynur valuables and Im
portant papers SAFE?
Our Snfo Deposit lVixos ARE
SAFE; the cost very low.
There Is No Substitute lor
Michigan Peach Queen Visits Hoover
Virginia Aller, chosen queen at the peach festival In Romeo. Mich.. Dre-
sented two choice baskets ol the fruit to the President.
bv Aancu hurt
Beef With Onions
One and one-half pounds of beef,
a cheap piece, one quart onions,
three cups boiled rice, two table
spoons drippings, two teaspoons
salt, one-eighth teaspoon white pep
per, dash paprika, two tablespoons
chopped parsley or one tablespoon
chopped celery tops.
Wipe the meat with damp cloth,
put on to boil with 3 cups boiling
water, add one teaspoon salt, boil
two and one-half hours, or until
tender. Cover platter with boiled
rice, lay on the meat, which has
been cut into thin slices in the cen
ter, and the steamed onions are
placed around the edge. Sprinkle
with chopped parsley.
Sardines and cheese are easily
prepared in this way: Drain the
sardines and roll each of them in
finely grated Parmesan cheese.
Place each on a thin piece of but
tered toast, cut a little larger than
the sardine. Warm in the oven
Sift together one cup of whole
wheat flour, three teaspoons of bak
ing powder, one-half teaspoon of
soda and one cup and one-half of
sour milk, and one-fourth cup of
molasses; add one well-beaten egg
and then stir into the dry ingredi
ents; add two tablespoonfuls of
butter and one-half cup of seedless
raisins. Beat thoroughly and bake
in hot, well-buttered muffin pans
about twenty-five minutes.
Three-quarters cup preserved gin
ger, two egg whites, one-quarter
cup sugar, four cups water, three
tablespoons lemon juice.
Boil the water and sugar for
about ten minutes until a syrup is
formed. When cool, add the ginger
and lemon juice and freeze partly.
Add the beaten egg whites and com
plete the freezing.
Tips on Omelets
There are two fundamental ways
of making omelets. One is to beat
the eggs, white and yolks together,
and then cook. The other is to beat
the whites and yolks separately,
and add the creamy yolks to the
very stiff whites. Then cook. The
first sort is the real French meth
od, and makes a rather heavy, damp
omelet The other method makes a
drier, lighter omelet Both meth
ods are good. It is a matter only
of taste as to which you prefer.
There are special omelet pans,
shaped like a semi-circle, into which
the egg mixture is poured. The
pan, which is double, is then closed,
and cooked first on one side, then
on the other. It is possible with a
little practice to cook just as good
an omelet in a skillet
The pan in which an omelet is
cooked should not be greased very
heavily, for the omelet should not
seem to be fried. It shuld not, that
is, be crisp at the edges. It should
be cooked at a low heat, and the
edges should be raised from time to
time with a paillette knife or egg
turner, so that the under part of
the omelet won't get too hot and so
that the uncooked part of the egg
will run down on the pan and cook.
AH Schoolrooms to Get
Announcement was made today
by Congressman Robert R. Butler
that every schoolroom of every
school in his district will, within a
few weeks after the opening of the
new school term, receive a beauti
ful portrait-poster of George Wash
ington, executed in colors.
The portrait to be used in these
posters is a reproduction of the fa
mous Gilbert Stuart Anthenaeum
painting and will be 22 inches by 28
inches in size. This poster was se
lected after a good deal of study,
and is considered the finest exam
ple of poster making available.
The poster - pictures featuring
George Washington are being dis
tributed by Congressman Butler in
cooperation with the United States
George Washington Bicentennial
Commission of Washington, D. C,
SmilirT Qiarlie Says
'Theres hi? muck
to t--y'ptta keep
up on your toe$ if
you're onna make,
foot prints on. rhl
Sands o time I'
Ahoy! "Yonr Ship's In" chuckful of food val
ues.. Immense stocks of quality foods offered
at some of the most exceptional prices ever fea
tured at onr nu-to-date stores 1 You can fully
the magnitude of this event only when you see personally the values
olferine. We Bride ourselves in g-ivlnff better foods for less money.
tin up today!
Saturday & Monday Specials
Bulk Goods SALE
Every article in this Sale guaranteed
FRESH and of the BEST QUALITY
5 Lbs. 25c
10 Lbs. 45c
Best qunllty bulk
and note the sav
ing. Per Qt... 35c
Gal. .. $1.19
Long grain, fine
quality hoad rice
real cool weath
er food. 10 LBS.
A very delicious
iliink. 4 LBS.
Light and fluffy
and always fresh
Just the thing
for topping off
rake. FEB LB.
Powdered for all
The little boy aays
"urn, um, Mama,
htut's Rood," And
he's right, LB.
they are real de
ally. I LBS.
Its favor through
Best short cut.
Fancy soft shell,
try some at thin
price. 2 LBS.
MAC MARR STORES
Phone 1082 Hotel Heppner Bldg. We Deliver
We can give you a
real grease job or
fix that blowout in
Have You Tried the
New Standard Gas?
P. M. GEMMELL, Prop.
"Our Service Will Please You;
Your Patronage Will Pleaae Us"
in order to stimulate interest among
the thousands of school children of
his district in the coining nine
months celebration of the Two
Hundredth Anniversary of the
Birth of the Father of Our Coun
try. Congressman Butler is in con
stant touch with the activities of
the United States George Washing
ton Bicentennial Commission which
There is a lot to be done.
Exacting details, hosts of
them, but naturally every
thing is disorganized. Out
of chaos comes experienced
direction, quiet, unobtrusive,
effective. Nothing is done
mechanically, yet all expertly.
The feeling of sympathetic
helpfulness soothes and heals.
Taps may now be sounded.
Heppner : :: Oregon
was created by Congress to formu
late and execute plans for the great
celebration in 1932.
The United States Commission is
placing a good deal of emphasis on
the cooperation of the school chil
dren of America in this historic
event This poster-picture is just
one feature of its work.
Congressman Butler announced
that he will see to lt that the
schools, clubs, churches, and fra
ternal and patriotic organizations
in his district will be adequately
supplied with literature to be issued
by the United States George Wash
ington Bicentennial Commsislon.
The George Washington Bicen
tennial Celebration will begin on
February 22, 1932, and last until the
following Thanksgiving Day.
Miss How'.er Did my voice fill
Mr. Bluntly No, it ailed the refreshment-room
and the conservatory.
Heloise Harold, you've no Idea
what it meant to me when you
kissed me last night!
Harold You've nothing on me. I
got a five-spot out of it myself on
"You are lying so clumsily," said
the judge to the defendant, "that I
advise you to get a lawyer."
Rhymer What's the difference
between guitar and catarrh?
Punner One makes music and
the other makes me sick.
A hen has fourteen
days to make a yolk
. and only ONE day to
make the shell and
She must have the
right feed each day or
there will be no egg.
Give your hens all
the help you can by
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