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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1931.
I left my family in Prance and
started back across the ocean,
alone. There was none of the thrill
that usually comes with heading
toward America, none of th'e'joy of
For a couple of days I was de
pressed. Everything I cared for
was behind me; I was sailing into
Then one day the wireless spoke.
"Have arranged the following ap
pointments for you," my partner
wired. "Tuesday after your arrival,
Baltimore. Wednesday, Pittsburgh,
Thursday, Friday, Chicago. Best
wishea Please confirm."
' Immediatetly came a feeling of
relief and cheer. "I have work to
go back to," I excliamed. "Duties
are waiting to keep me alert and a
little worried and on my toes."
I was relating the incident to the
chairman of the board of a large
"I know just how you felt," he
said. "I've organized our company
so well that I've almost organized
myself out of a job. But every now
and then a really big problem
comes along, and the boys have to
send for me. A hurry call came to
Twenty-three years ago, when
Thomas A. Edison was seriously ill
I prepared an account of his life,
for publication in case of his death.
I found in the reference room of
the New York Herald an article
several columns long which had
been written about Edison in 1879.
What man ever lived whose life
was a matter of public interest for
so many years? I can think of
none. As far back as 1879, fifty
two years ago, Edison's name was
known all over the world. Great
men have sprung into the limelight,
lived their full careers and gone to
their graves since that time. Theo
dore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wil
son were just finishing college in
1879, Willaim J. Bryan had not
been heard of, Grover Cleveland
was an obscure lawyer In Buffalo.
Each of these and many others
who have long since passed from
earth left his mark on human af
fairs, but none so completely revo
lutionized the world as Edison.
Very few men live to see the full
fruition of their lifes' work. Thom
as A. Edison was one of the for
Librarians report that there is a
revival of interest among young
folks in the sound, decent literature
of the days before the war. Young
folks of both sexes who were too
young to be nfluenced by the war
are reading the great books of Dick
ens, Thackeray and Scott in pref
erence to the modern sex novels.
From a famous sociologist I learn
that the wave of sexy literature is
waning, and that books whose chief
claim to interest is their Indecency
are no longer being widely read.
This friend attributes the let
down in moral standards, which
was so noticeable for a few years
after the war among young people,
to the desire for thrills on the part
of those who were just too young to
have any part In the war but who
were emotionally stirred up by it
They have now had their fling and
are largely settling down to decen
cy, while the younger ones, who
were infants in wartime, have no
such emotional disturbance to be
Whatever there Is in that theory,
tce Is m
With all its pleasures and
sorrows, the race Is run. To
the living remains the task of
fitting observance. Expert
assistance is needed. Not only
a faithful adherence to the
best practices but a sympa
thetic consideration for one's
feeling should follow. May
Ileppner : :: Oregon
my home from Chicago last Sun
day, and I had to leave on an hour's
notice. My wife thought it was a
hardship, and of, course I let her
believe that we men lead terrible
lives. But all the way out on the
train my spirit was singing: "Some
body wants me, I have work to
Joseph Medill was asked: "What
is the greatest pleasure of your
"To feel that I am at play when
I am at work," he answered.
The book of Genesis presents
work as a curse inflicted on human
ity for its sins. We know in these
times of unemployment how faulty
that conception is.
To wake up in the morning and
wonder: "Where shall I go today?
What shall I do? That is the curse.
America's most Important prob
lem is not education, not the gov
ernment regulation of business, not
even prohibition. Our real task is
to work out some economic Bystem
by which we can provide honest
jobs for all the people all the time.
Every man and woman is entitled
to the glorious self-respect which
comes from being able to say:
"Thank God, I have a place. I
it is gratifying to feel that the age
of indecency is approaching an end.
It was bound to end some time, as
such manifestations always do, in
Most of the criticism of President
Hoover is based upon his inability
to stir the emotions of the crowd.
He never "makes the eagle scream"
and he does not like to quarrel in
public with his political opponents.
But when he can get a group of
men around a table to discuss any
question of public importance, he
usifally gets what he goes after.
That is what Mr. Hoover has been
doing in the matetr of the war-debt
moratorium, the new plan for cred
it relief, and other measures of
great public importance. It Is a
new method in American statecraft,
but it seems to work. It takes lead
ership to work it, and those who
have been saying that Mr. Hoover
is not a leader need to revise their
views. Leaders do not always wave
their swords and parade with a
Down in New England, rural
weather sharps are predicting a
hard winter. The squirrels are lay.
ing in supplies of nuts with greater
Industry than for years. To the
simple mind which attributes to
animals the powers of foresight
which humans do not possess, this
is held a sure sign of long-continued
Science knocks this theory into a
cocked hat. One reason why the
squirrels are hoarding more nuts
than usual is that there are more
squirrels. Last winter was a mild
one and fewer squirrels froze or
starved to death than ordinarily.
All summer I have observed more
squirrels around my own farm than
in several years. Not only the com
mon red squirrel, but the rarer pine
squirrel with spectacled eyes, the
still rarer pure gray Bquirrel, and
the reddish-gray fox squirrel, as
well as the little striped ground
squirrel or chipmunk, have never
been so numerous. Another rea
son for the "sign" is that there are
more nuts than usual. Last year
there were few butternutst, fewer
hickory nuts or as my Yankee
"It takes a heap o'
pennies in the bank
to make it count.",
But while the kiddles are ac
cumulating all those coins
from various sources, they
are being trained In forming
a habit that Is worth far more
to them than cash.
Rich or poor, as a parent you
should appreciate the idea.
Get them a Home Bank and
GIVE THEM A FAIR
There Is No Substitute for
neighbors call them, walnuts. This
year the trees are loaded with squir
rel food. And a third reason is that
it has been a mild, open Fall so far,
giving the squirrels fine weather in
which to gather and store the nuts.
There is just as much basis for
most of the so-called "signs" attrib
uted to animals as there was for
the old "Indian signs." My grand
mother used to tell of an old In
dian who said he knew a sure sign
of rain. "When I see it coming
down," he said.
Eggs, Hops, Onions Stage
Price Come-back This Fall
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Oct 26. Relatively favorable prices
for eggs in comparison with most
other farm products is noted in the
October report on the agricultural
situation and outlook just released
by the agricultural extension serv
ice. The College index of Oregon
farm prices shows an advance in
egg prices from 53 per cent of the
1926-1930 average in May to 70 in
Ootober. This is the greatest im
provement registered by any of the
major farm industries.
Other commodities for which
current farm prices are relatively
good are butterfat, hops and onions.
A temporary shortage in milk pro
duction was cuased by poor pasture
conditions during the summer, but
this situation is expected to change
during the winter and spring. The
hop crop is below average and car
ryover stocks are much less than a
year ago. Production of late onions
is expected to be 41 per cent less
than last year and 26 per cent be
low average, which has greatly im
proved the market situation for this
crop over last year.
One of the most unsatisfactory
conditions is the potato situation.
Nature stepped in to curtail yields
substantially this summer, but the
acreage was larger. Production of
late potatoes is estimated at 22,
000,000 bushels more than in 1930.
Some fields may not be harvested,
however, because of low prices.
says the report Prices are down to
less than half the average.
An extremely short crop of honey
is expected, but demand from large
domestic and foreign buyers, al
though improved, is still inactive
and beemen will try to expand local
The report also contained an an
alysis of the strawberry situation
and outlook which shows that a
general increase in strawberry
acreage is expected for picking next
year. The combined acreage of
Oregon and Washington, where
most of the cold-packed strawber
ries are produced, will be 13 per
cent greater next year than in 1931,
but only slightly more than in 1928,
according to data given.
"Have you heard that Goldrocks,
the millionaire, is dead?"
"Yes. I'm very sorry."
"Why, he's no relative of yours,
"No: that's why I'm sorry."
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Quality remaina the same. "My," says Mrs. Jonas, "isn't that wonderful
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ceries today, for they always give real service, food quality, and we sure
Saturday & Monday Savings
Fancy eastern corn fed
bacon, medium weight,
the very best in
One S6c package
Pearls of Wheat
with every pur.
ohaae of Carna
A very fine qual
ity, sold in bulk
at a real saving.
fresh stock at a
No. 10 Pail
The increase in our
sales proves the
quality of this ar-
grain head of
quality. Note the
use the some as
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AIM-WEEK NOV. 9-1 4
National Observance Expected to
Benefit Northwest States; Would
Perpetuate Production Rate.
Boston, Mass., Oct 28. Wool
producers in the Pacific Northwest
states of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho will share in all benefits re
sulting from "National Wool Week"
November 9 to 14 and oher wool
promotion activities now underway
in the principal markets of the na
tion. This year, for the first time
in history, all agencies interested
in wool, have been brought togeth
er on common ground to promote
the use of wool in this country.
Arthur C. Hyde, secretary of ag
riculture, and Jamf.s C. Stone,
chairman of the federal farm board
will address the inaugural dinner
of National Wool week at the hotel
Waldorf-Astoria in New York City
the evening of November 7, Colonel
Charles F. H. Johnson, chairman of
Wool week, has announced.
That domestic wool production be
maintained at the highest possible
level is a matter of great Import
ance to Pacific Northwest wool
growers. Like all other parts of
the country, the Northwest has
been expanding its wool production
at a steady rate. In 1922 the three
states produced 31,971,000 pounds
of wool, divided as follows: Ore
gon, 15,355,000 pounds; Idaho, 13,
704,000 pounds, and Washington,
3,612,000 pounds. The 1931 clip was
48,542,000 pounds, divided as fol
lows: Oregon, 22,914,000 pounds;
Idaho, 19,909,000 pounds, and Wash
ington, 5,719,000 pounds. Thus the
increase in 10 years is about 50 per
For the last several years wool
production and consumption totals
have been moving in opposite di
rections in this country. Produc
tion has been mounting steadily
since the low of 1922 until it reach
ed a new all-time high in 1931.
Since the first of January, 1931, con
sumption has made some sharp re
gains and present indications are
that this year will see more than
500,000,000 pounds of wool taken
for clothing purposes. The aim of
the promotional activity is to per
petuate the demand for wool at the
new high levels established so far
Although the main work will be
done in the larger buying centers of
the nation the committee in charge
of National Wool week is urging
that western communities observe
the period in fitting fashion. Re
ports to national headquarters from
the West indicate that commercial
and business interests are alert to
the opportunity to boost an all
Nine men from the Pacific North
west occupy positions on the gen
eral committee. Frank J. Hagen-
barth, Spencer, Idaho, president of
the National Wool Growers asso
Per lb. 23C
soap went over
so big last week
we offer it again.
100 lbs. $5.29
An Oregon pro
duct, fresh stock
Buy a supply
Pure cane and
maple, the well
No. 2 Tins
Fancy broken slices. 2 '-J Tin
Very excellent qual-
ciation, is a member of the execu
tive committee. Others who are
serving on committees include T. C.
Bacon, Twin Falls, vice-president,
Western Idaho Wool Marketing as
sociation; O. A. Fitzgerald, univer
sity editor. University of Idaho;
Worth S. Lee, Mountain Home, di
rector, National Wool Marketing
corporation; J. F. Sears, Yakima,
secretary, Washington Wool Grow
ers association; R. A. Ward, Port
land, general manager, Pacific Co
operative Wool Growers; Wm. L.
Crowe, Portland, president Port
land Wool Trade association; J. W.
Hoech, The Dalles, Oregon, direct
or, National Wool Marketing cor
poration. Cover Crop for Lawn Soil
In New Fertilizer Scheme
If you notice a heavy crop of
vetch, field peas or other legume
growing where your neighbor's
lawn is supposed to be, don't accuse
him of laziness, for perhaps he is
just following out the recommenda
tion fo C. V. Ruzek, soil specialist
at Oregon State college, as to prep
aration of new ground for lawns.
More time is lost in getting a
good lawn established by being in
too much of a hurry than in any
other way, says Professor Ruzek.
Rushing to get the seed planted be
fore the soil is well fertilized and
supplied with organic matter for
the future is poor practice, he says.
Of course persons are familiar
We can give you a
real grease job or
fix that blowout in
. a hurry.
Have You Tried the
New Standard Gas?
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IT'S SAFER, WISER, better to keep your
ready cash in the banks... a reasonable
sum in a savings account and a good part
of your money in other safe, productive
investments. Even safely hidden dollars
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with the practice of saving top soil
to put on the top of the lawn,
though many still end up their op
erations with clay for a lawn seed
bed. About the only thing to do
then, he says, is to add two inches
of good top soil obtained elsewhere.
But with the best of care, the pro
posed lawn location will need a
good supply of organic matter for
the future, and there is where the
legume crop idea comes in. Well
rotted manure worked into the low
er soil layers is ideal, but it is be
coming increasingly difficult to get
this type of fertilizer. As a substi
tute Professor Ruzek suggests tak
ing a tip from the orchardlst and
growing a heavy green manure
crop of some legume planted in the
fall, which can be spaded under
next spring before the lawn is seed
ed, thus fortifying the soil for many
years to come.
This matter of organic matter Is
also important for the shrubbery
and perennial beds, he points out
One way to help matters is to put
lawn clippings over the beds around
the plants, which can thus accu
mulate through the summer and
fall and be spaded in the spring. A
soluable nitrate fertilizer added to
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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the clippings will hasten decay and
help keep the soil supplied with
that essential plant food.
Redmond The Northwest Red
mond's Women's club is one of sev
eral groups holding discussion
meetings on the "Progressive
Home," study course based' on a
series of six programs prepared by
Claribel Nye, state leader of home
economics extension, Corvallis.
These cover such topics as the suc
cesses of the present day family,
changes in family relationships,
some facts on marriage in the Uni
ted States, education and the fam
ily, management and the family,
and the family and its leisure. Two
out-of-state study clubs for this
course are in Hot Springs National
Park, Ark., and Chehalis, Wash.
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Genuine Bayer Aspirin is sold at
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bottles of 24 and 100.
Aspirin is the trade-mark of Bayer
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