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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 1931,
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Mason were joint hostesses at a
Topic club bridge party given Sat
urday evening at the Bert Mason
home. Eight tables of bridge were
at play. Guests present were Mr.
and Mrs. Dell Wrad, Mr. and Mrs.
Werner Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs.
Victor Rietmann, Omar Rietmann,
Mrs. Inez Freeland, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Corley, Mr. and Mrs. Beu
lah Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Smouse, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lieual-
len, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Llnde-
ken, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Riet
mann, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hatch,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldman, Mr,
and Mrs. J. E. Swanson, Mr. and
Mrs. George E. Tucker, Mr and
Mrs. Harlan McCurdy, Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Cotter, and Mrs. Joe Knap-
penberg of Portland. High scores
were made by Mrs. Werner Riet
mann and Roy Lieuallen; low by
Mrs. Henry Smouse and Carl Feld
man. Following the card game there
were several unique contests and
in both house decorations and con
tests the Thanksgiving idea was
carried out The flowers used were
chrysanthemums. Refreshments of
mince meat pies, cheees and coffee
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Matthews,
bride and bridegroom of a few
weeks, were honor guests at the
regular meeting of Bunchgrass Re-
bekah lodge Thursday evening.
About 85 members were present,
the Morgan lodge attending in a
bodv. During the social hour a
mock wedding ceremony was per
formed, Mrs. Vida Heliker acting
as officiating minister. Mr. and Mrs.
Matthews were bride and bride
groom, Miss Lucile Bnstow was
bride's maid, Richard Lundell, best
man, Ture Peterson, ring bearer,
and George Ely, train bearer. Mrs,
Gladys Lundell played the wedding
march. Delicious refreshments were
served. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews
were the recipients of many beau
If I were asked to name the spot
in the United States where the gen
eral industrial and business depres
sion has been felt least I would say,
at a guess, that it is Leonardtown,
Maryland. There may be, and prob
ably are, other communities as hap
pily situatetd but I don't know their
A young man who has been work
ing in New York, and consequently
has his head full of nothing but
hard times talk, visited his old
home in Leonardtown recently. He
asked folks there how severely the
depression had hit them and the
unanimous response was "what de
pression?" They had not heard
about it in Leonardtown.
When I knew Leonardtown as a
boy, there wasn't any railroad", and
there isn't now. But there were a
lot of contented farmers, raising
watermelons and oysters and to
bacco. Everybody had enough to eat and
to wear, and most had a surplus
besides, and my young friend tells
me that that is exactly the situa
tion of Leonardtown today.
These Maryland country people
never bother about Industries, never
tried to make their county seat a
second Baltimore or Philidelphia,
never got the idea that money
brings happiness. I think they are
pretty sensible people.
In a good many parts of the coun
try the effort to restock fields and
forests with game birds and animals
in order to provide sport for hunt
ers is meeting with considerable
success. It has been going on for
a long time. I saw the other day a
letter writetn in 1820, from a town
in Vermont, saying that red foxes
were beginning to be seen in that
territory. All the red foxes in
America originated with-a few that
were brought from England late in
the 1700's and turned loose on Long
Island to furnish sport for hunts
men. Today the red fox outnum
bers the native American gray fox
in most of the Atlantic Coast states.
Sentimental people look upon
hunting as a cruel form of sport.
Their Imaginations endow animals
with the same emotional and rea
soning qualities as human beings.
Those who know most about wild
life say that animals have no fear
of death because they are unable to
imagine it, that they run when pur
sued purely from instinct
The most amazing results of the
nation-wide effort to take care of
the unemployed is not the disclos
ure of large numbers of people who
would rather beg than work, al
though that is surprising enough,
but the revelation of human greed
furnslhed by the spectacle of folks
who are very far from being pover
ty -stricken, but who unblUBhlngly
call upon the relief agencies for
I saw a paragraph the other
day In the Wayne (Neb.) Herald
saying that the county commission-
era had adopted a resolution that
no county aid should be given to
paupers who own automobiles or
radios, smoke cigars or loaf In pool
rooms. In New York City it has
been disclosed that hundreds of
men holding steady Jobs have been
drawing regular incomes in addi
tion from the unemployment re
lief funds, through the connivance
We have got to change a good
HE NEVER MADE
The head of a large Philadelphia
company decided to open a New
England branch. Looking through
his organization, he selected a pru
dent, industrious young man.
"I am thinking of appointing you
our New England manager with
headquarters in Boston," he said.
The young man received the news
"I believe it will be a wise move,
sir," he answered. "I never make
"Never make mistakes?" the boss
repeated incredulously. 'My, my,
then I couldn't think of appointing
you. Just imagine how I should
feel, having a man in Boston who
never makes mistakes, when I am
down here in Philadelphia making
them every day."
The young man was not sent to
Boston. He lived out his business
days in an obscure position, minus
errors and minus hits.
One of the most interesting men
of my acquaintance has been wrong
about forty per cent of the time.
I can look back over, his career
and point out a dozen different
JOHN JOSEPH GAINKMA
TALES OUT OF
I sat at a medical dinner recently
a meeting of the county society
of which I am secretary. The 77-year-old
chairman sat next to me
he at the head of the table. Parts
of the general conversation I feel
sure may interest my readers.
I asked the president "Doctor,
do you still cling to the idea that
the breast of the fowl the light
meat is easily digested, nutritious,
and good for a sick man?"
The doctor, trying his best to tear
the meat off a drumstick with a dull
fork "Naw, I don't . . . never did."
Another physician, grey-haired:
I've quit recommendin' light meat,
because I'd rather eat shucks my
self." The hot tea-biscuits came along;
they were deliciously put up, brown-
crusted and flaky inside. An X-ray
specialist at my left grew talkative:
Well we used to condemn hot bis
many of our assumptions as a re
sult of the unemployment investi
gations. One of those assumptions
is that everybody would rather earn
money than take charity. And an
other apparently false assumption
is the old belief that graft is con
fined to politicians.
Beyond doubt one of the power
ful reasons behind the reluctance
of capital to embark in new enter
prises or furnish additional money
for established industries in the
past two years has been the fear of
I am convinced that the over
whelming overthrow of the Labor
Party in England, and the recent
revelations from Russia of the fail
ure of the Soviet program at a' doz
en different points, have had more
to do with restoring confidence
among capitalists and industrial
leaders than almost anything else
which has happened.
No Intelligent person will contend
that our capitalist system of gov
ernment and industry is perfect,
but no intelligent person can deny
that it works better than any other
system which has ever been tried
on a large scale.
I haven't any way of proving it,
but I have a notion that a lot of the
unemployment and consequent dis
tress, especially among the so-called
white-collar workers, is due to
the fact that their parents had the
idea that there was something de
grading in manual work, and
brought up their children to be
bookkeepers, stenographers and of
fice workers generally, instead of
being miners, carpenters or factory
workers like themselves.
It is human nature to think that
the other fellow's job Is better than
your own. It is also a praiseworthy
spirit that makes parents ambitious
to have their children occupy a bet
ter social and economic position
than their own. But when hard
times come the white-collar work
ers are the ones who feel the effect
first and hardest
ALMA NEILL, Correspondent
Mr .and Mrs. A. E. Wattenburger
and Earle made a business trip to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helms, Char
lotte Helms and Mrs. Betty Atchi
son called at the Roy Neill home
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Plourd, Mr.
Plourd's mother and Bert Corbln
visited at the home of Mrs. Plourd's
parents, M.r and Mrs. W ,D. Nelll.
Charley and O. F. Bartholomew
made a business trip to Heppner
Earle Wattenburger had the mis
fortune of getting hla eyes filled
with shattered glass while return
ing from Pendelton Saturday. A
small rock, caused by a passing
car, hit the windshield, breaking it
and causing some of the fragments
to go into Earle's eyes. He was
points where he took one stand and
subsequently had to revise it.
Why then has he stayed on top?
First, I think, because he is ab
solutely truthful. What he some
times imagines to be the truth
turns out later to be an error, but
he never consciously hedges for
anything or anybody.
Second, he is always trying. Roll
him in the dust, and he is up in a
minute and starting forward again.
Lay something before him which
you think is pretty good, and he
instinctively reaches for a pencil
and begins to try to improve it
Let him accomplish an objective,
and immediatetly he has set his eyes
on another point further ahead.
Finally, he never wastes any
time in regretting the past "Re
gret," said some one, "takes as
much out of you as a prolonged
This man has been an encourage
ment to me. So have the words of
Stevenson, who exclaimed, "God
give us young men who have the
courage to make fools of them
selves." I figure that I am entitled to one
major mistake a week. This is my
quota. As long as I keep within it
I feel all right.
And frequently I run over.
cuits I've never in a quarter of a
century of practice found peptic
ulcer in a man that was a hot-bis
The president: "I've eat 'em for
seventy-five years; they've never
hurt me that I've noticed.
The essayist a young man who
was to speak on plastic surgery:
"The only time hot biscuits ever
hurt me was when I couldn't get
'em." (He was reaching for his
There were thirty-nine at the ta
ble, doctors and their wives. It
was remarkable how they all went
after those hot biscuits and the
dark meat of fried spring chicken
and nobody suffered from indiges
tion because of it
For myself, if my patient can
handle chicken at all, I give him
soft-cooked dark meat, not part of
an old asbestos breast And, if he
can't eat a fine little hot biscuit
with butter, he is too sick to tackle
a slab of tough "light-bread." So
immediately taken to the doctor,
who removed the glass.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Morehead
drove to Lowden, Wash., Tuesday
to visit Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Morey,
Mr. Morehead returned home Wed
nesday but Mrs. Morehead and the
children will remain there for
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neil made
business trip to Heppner Thursday.
William Mitchell is staying at
the home of his uncle, Tom O'Brien
and attending school at Pine City
while his mother is in Portland,
A party was given by Miss Elsie
Strain at her home Friday evening.
The evening was Bpent in playing
games and pulling taffy. A delight
ful time was had by all attending,
Burl Wattenburger took a load
of honey to Heppner, lone and
Miss Marie Young, teacher at
Pine City school, attended the sec
ond annual home-coming of the
Eastern Oregon Normal school at
La Grande this last week end. She
reports it being very cold and lots
of snow in La Grande.
Tom O'Brien and his sister, Mrs.
Hames Mitchell left Wednesday for
Portland where Mrs. Mitchell ex
pects to be operated on for goiter.
Mrs. Ollie Neill and Albert Koger
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Coxen at Hermiston. They
went after potatoes.
Local ads in the Gazette Times
The vorld" largest dirigible made its first extensive flight in the East from Lakchurst, N. J., passing over the
skyscrapers that have shot up in recent years on lower Broadway. At th lowest point is to be seen Battery Park
where emigrants used to land before Ellis Island was established.
616 to 100 Given as Good
Wheat-Pork Feed Recipe
"Where the cost of 616 pounds of
wheat is less than the price of 100
pounds of hog, it will pay to use
wheat extensively for hog feeding."
This is one of a number of obser
vations on feeding wheat to live
stock made at the recent meeting
of the Eastern Oregon Wheat lea
gue at The Dalels by H. A. Lind
gren, livestock specialist in the
state college extension service, who
spoke on this subject At the pres
ent low pork price wheat must be
about 54c to make it profitable as
major feed for hogs, Lindgren
said. He advised grinding the
wheat and feeding It either with
skim milk or 10 per cent tankage
or fish meal.
For lambs, however, wheat is best
fed whole, Lindgren said. Alfalfa
hay is the best balancer to use with
it though in some sections excellent
results have been obtained by feed
ing some oil cake with wheat
A profitable experiment in pastur
ing lambs on uncut wheat was re
ported at the meeting by R. A.
Thompson of Heppner, who told of
his successful efforts to save several
fields that were top poor to harvest
and thresh. He turned 1500 head of
feeder lambs which weighed an av
erage of 66 pounds into the wheat
At the end of 58 days they were
shipptd east and topped the market
at an average weight of 78 pounds.
Mr. Thompson then turned on an
other flock of 1500 which have since
been put in feed lots on chaff,
wheat and oil cake. A peculiar
thing noted by Mr. Thompson as
well as by others who have tried
pasturing lambs on umart grain is
that they pasture the heads clean
as they go, rather than running
through the entire field.
I never saw harder or better fin
ished lambs than these fattened on
what would have -been waste
wheat," commented Mr. Lindgren.
In addition to the actual gain, of
course, was the Increase In value of
their original weight brought about
by the finishing process."
Xmas Cake and Pudding
Recipes Offered by O.S.C.
The Christmas season Is ap
proaching, and housewives in thou
sands of Oregon homes are weigh
ing out nuts, raisins, citron, cur
rants and other goodies and pre
paring to combine them into those
traditional and indispensable Christ
mas dishes, the fruit cake and plum
In preparation for this event,
members of the home economics
staff at Oregon State college have
tested a number of recipes for these
famous dishes and Included them in
a mimeographed leaflet known as
HE 260, which Oregon homemakers
may now obtain free of charge
from home demonstration agents or
direct from the college at Corvallis.
One of the simplest and most
economical of these, and yet one of
the most delicious, is the Oregon
Pioneer Plum Pudding, made with
just 10 ingredients, as follows:
Oregon Pioneer Plum Pudding:
1 pound suet
1 pound flour
1 pound Italian prunes
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 level teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cook and stone prunes. Combine
and sift dry ingredients, except so
da. Mix suet molasses, egg and
soda. Bind two mixtures together
and . put in oiled cans or pans.
Steam three hours and bake three
Among the other recipes includ
ed in the leaflet are Christmas
Fruit Cake, White Fruit Cake,
Fruit Cake with Dates, Frut Cake,
Large Fruit Cake, Mock English
Plum Pudding, and Plum-Pudding.
Full directions for making each are
CARD OF THANKS.
For the many kindnesses shown
by neighbors and friends during
the bereavement of husband and
father, and for the many beauti
ful floral offerings, Mrs .Anna G.
Miller and family wish to express
their deepest appreciation.
George Cook was up from The
Dalles the first of the week, to dis
pose of some of the personal prop
erty of hjs mother, Mrs. Sally Cook,
who Is making her home with her
Run n G.-T. Want Ad.
Over Manhattan's Wall
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
JOEL R. BENTON. Minister.
iB-s. Win. Poulson. Director of Music.
Bible School, 9:45 A. M.
Morning Worship, 11 o'clock.
Senior and Junior Christian En
deavor, 6:30 P. M.
Evening Worship, 7:30 o'clock.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday eve
ning, 7:30 o'clock.
Church Night, Thursday evening,
- 6:30 o'clock.
The Home School.
"And these words, which I com
mand thee this day, shall be in thy
heart; and thou shalt teach them
diligently to thy children, and shalt
talk of them when thou Bittest In
thy house." Deut 6:6-7.
Reform movements, no matter
how strong and efficient they may
be, can never reform the state or
the nation till that reform begins
in the home school. The example
and precept and teaching of the
home, conducted by Father and
And after all the home school is
the most important of all schools.
In America we have spent many
millions of dollars in building and
endowing schools, colleges, and uni
versities. We have a great system
of Sunday schools for teaching the
Bible and religion. And we have;
none too many of these Sunday
schools. But it is a sad mistake to
think that these institutions can
give the foundationing and teach
ing and preliminary training which
must begin in the home and which
Drooerlv belong to the home.
Plato was right when he said,
"The most important part of edu
cation is right training in the nur
sery." And yet it is this same part
of education which today in Ameri
ca is being most sadly neglected. In
our earlier days the school of the
home was a very potential factor in
the education. of our children. In
the home, around the family circle,
the youth of the nation were taught
the great fundamentals of morals
and religion. And in the home
school, too, they were assisted in
the preparation of their day school
and their Sunday school lessons,
which gave the training they re
ceived outside the home the sanc
tifying touch and influence of par
The present tendency is to trans
fer to agencies outside the home,
the wnole responsibility for both the
secular and religious education of
our children. And the great need
in America today is a revival of
the old-fashioned HOME-SCHOOL
It was a tremendous influence in
building this nation! No matter
how many other schools we have.
they cannot take the place of the
HOME SCHOOL. Unless there is
the right sort of teaching in the
home, no agencies or reform move
! ments can ever make this nation
what it ought to be.
If you have not now a Church
home, we invite you to come and
worship with us. Begin now, next
Lord's Day, and come to Bible
School at 9:45 In the morning. Re
main for a helpful service of wor
ship with us; and then end the day
in our evening Bervlce; this
FRIENDLY CHURCH invites you.
For the coming Lord's Day the ser
mon topica are: Morning service,
"Vine and Branches. For the eve
ning service, "Like Him."
By MARGARET HOWARD
The next Farm Bureau meeting
is to be held Saturday, December 5.
There is to be a program followed
by a pie social. Everybody is wel
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Michel, Rus
sell Moore, Willard Hawley and
Margaret and Reitha Howard spent
Saturday evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary, where they
Trade and Employment
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will be inserted twice FREE OF
CHABGE, where no money is In
volved in the transaction. This n
olndes commodity exchange, situa
tion wanted and help wanted ads.
Will trade Buff Orpnington or
White Wyandotte roosters for
Rhode Island Red (eastern strain)
roosters. Rufus Pleper, Lexington
played several games of bridge and
Scott Dean was a guest at the
home of Willard Hawley Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsay and
family attended the church services
Sunday at Pine City.
Miss Margaret Howard accom
panied Misses Audrey and Naomi
Moore at the taffy pulling party at
the home of Miss Elsie Strain Fri
day. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smithurst and
little Betty spent Sunday bfterv
noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Gertrude Tichenor and Bill
and Kenneth Gieger were In Pen
dleton on Saturday.
Willard Hawley was a business
visitor in Hermiston Monday.
Gene Senter, accompanied by Mrs.
B, Michel and Reitha and Margaret
Howard, went to Heppner Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lindsay were
in Pendleton last Wednesday on
Mr. and Mrs. John Moore were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Smithurst Sunday.
Gene Senter motored up from
Portland last Saturday to the home
of his uncle, Willard Hawley, where
he will spend the winter. He will
attend the Alpine school this fall.
Scott Dean was visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Michel
Monday and Tuesday.
Poultry Industry Has
Best Comparative Prices
Oregon State College, Corvallis,
Nov. 24. Despite unusually heavy
egg production per hen, govern
ment indexes show that the egg and
poultry industry is in the most fa
vorable position of any of the ma
jor farm enterprises, according to
data given in the November report
of the Oregon agricultural exten
sion service on the farm situation.
The ' general level of prices for
poultry products on October 15 was
110 per cent of the pre-war 5-year
average, which was higher than
any other group of farm commod
ities. Dairy products came second
with 95 per cent of the pre-war.
Meat animals were 79, fruits and
vegetables 70 and grains 46. There
have been some shifts in prices
since mid-October, but the general
relationship of values is probably
still about the same.
Outlook reports last winter and
spring indicating a reduction in the
F PT THERE are times
Iv E I when baby is too
fretful or feverish to
be sung to sleep. There are some
pains a mother cannot pat away. But
there's quick comfort in Castorial
For diarrhea, and other infantile
ills, give this pure vegetable prepara
tion. Whenever coated tongues tell
of constipation; whenever there's any
sign of sluggishness. Castoria has a
good taste; children love to take it.
Buy the genuine with Chas. H.
Fletcher's signature on wrapper.
Doors Open 7:15 P. M. Show Starts 7:80 P. M. Theater Phone 472.
Home Phone 535. Sunday Matinee at 2:00 p. m. ISclSOc.. Evening
Prices: Sunday-Monday, 25c and 50c; all others 20c and 40c Pro
gram subject to change without notice.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOV. 27-28:
JOHN GILBERT in
"THE PHANTOM OF PARIS"
With LEILA HYAMS, LEWIS STONE and JEAN HERSHOLT.
A stirring and surprising drama. A new kind of dual role and
a great mystery.
Also Cartoon Comedy and Burn' Detective Tale.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY, NOV. 29-30 :
JOHN BARRYMORE in
"THE MAD GENIUS"
With MARIAN MARSH and CHARLES BUTTERWORTII.
Barrymore In the dramatic climax of his brilliant career.
Also Song Cartoon and Ripley's Believe It or Not
MATINEE at 2:00 P. M., 15o and Sue. Evenings 25c and 50c
Beginning the first of Decmeber and until fur
ther notice we are discontinuing our middle of
the week program and there will be no shows on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Joe E. Brown In LOCAL BOY MAKES GOOD, Friday and Satur
day, December 4 and 5,
Warner Baxter and Eleanor Boardman In THE SQUAW MAN,
Sunday and Monday, December 6 and 7.
number of hens this fall and winter
have proved correct A survey of
the situation made by the U. S. de
partment of agriculture showed 5
per cent fewer laying hens on farms
on November 1 than a year pre
vious, although the average hen was
laying 10 per cent more eggs than
a year ago.
"Unusually mild weather in Oc
tober and heavy feeding induced by
cheap grain and relatively favorable
prices for eggs were Important fac
tors in the Increased rate of laying,
says the college report The de
mand was not good enough to ab
sorb the supplies at the level of
prices prevailing early in October
and the market took a moderate
downturn at a Beason of the year
when prices are usually still going
"Cold storage holdings of case
eggs November 1 were 5,740,000
cases, about 1,000,000 less than a
year previous and slightly below
average on that date, but the move
ment out of storage during Octo
ber was below last year and less
than average. On the Pacific coast
egg production is lighter than last
year and storage stocks less.
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 Please Us"
Constipation may very easily become
chronic after forty. And any continued
constipation at that time of life may
bring attacks of piles and a host of
other unpleasant disorders.
Watch your bowels at any age.
Guard them with particular care after
forty. Whenever they need any help,
remember a doctor should know what
is best for them.
"Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin"
15 a doctor's prescriptionor the bowels.
Tested by 47 years' practice, it has
been found thoroughly effective in
relieving constipation and its ills for
men, women and children of all ages.
It has proven perfectly safe even for
babies. Made from fresh laxative
herbs, pure pepsin and other harmless
ingredients, if cannot gripe; will not
sicken you or weaken you; can be used
without harm as often as your breath
is bad, or when your tongue is coaled;
whenever a headachy, bilious, gassy
condition warns of constipation.
Dm. W. B. Caldwell's
A Doetort Family Laxative