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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1932
Walter M. Pierce, candidate for
congress before the democratic prl
maries, was looking up the friends
of that persuasion in this city on
Friday, feeling that It was neces
sary for him to forsake the white-
faced calves on the farm near La
Grande long enough to get over his
district and strengtren his political
fences. Mr. Pierce has a great
many friends In Morrow county,
and these are not all within the
democratic fold. His particular
business here was to obtain signa
tures to his nominating petition.
Miss Leta Humphreys arrived
home on Sunday morning from
Long Beach, Cal., where she is now
employed as pharmacist in a hos
pital. Miss Humphreys came in
response to a summons telling of
the sudden death of her mother,
Mrs. T. J. Humphreys, and the jour
ney was made in record time from
the southern California city. At
Eugene Miss Humphreys was join
ed by her friend, Miss Louise Nim
mo, who is at present a guest at
the Humphreys home.
Harley Adkins came up from
Portland Friday night last and
spent Saturday visiting relatives
and friends. Mr. Adkins is chief
clerk in the general freight offices
of the O. W. R. & N. company. He
was accompanied home by his
mother, Mrs. Alice Adkins, who will
visit for a time in Portland and
then go to Coquille for a visit with
her son Ralph and family. Mrs.
Adkins may also visit wth her sis-
ter, Mrs. Houston, rtaiding near
Sacramento, Calif., before return
Percy Hughes, who has been con
fined for a few weeks in a hospital
at Walla Walla while recovering
from serious injuries received by
the overturning of his truck when
bringing a load of stock to his But
ter creek ranch the first of the
month, is reported to be sufficiently
recovered to leave the hospital and
is at present at the home of his
sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Webb. He
expects to be able to return to his
home at Umapine within a short
Harry Turner and family were
visitors in Heppner from the Sand
Hollow farm Saturday. He re
marked that the direct road to
town from his placa was just a lit
tle too bad for travel, so he took
the longer route down Sand Hol
low through Lexington and made
time in doing so. Mr. Turner is
not complaining, however, as the
abundance of moisture the fields
are receiving will compensate for
the short season of bad roads.
R. K. Drake reports a lot of
moisture for the upper Sand Hol
low section. He was in town on
Saturday, and stated to this paper
that the traveling over Stingle can
yon grade and down Sand Hollow
is no picnic and has not been for
some time because of the soft
roads. The crop outook la excellent,
however, hence there is no reason
for complaint, and the conditions
of travel will not be long improving
with the advent of spring.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Koppel ar
rived from Goldendale, Wash., the
end of the week and have taken up
residence In the Case apartments.
Mr. Koppel has taken the position
as lineman for the Pacific Power
& Light company, succeeding John
Lawthcr who has gone to the Gol
dendale district as head linesman.
Mr. Lawther and family left for
Goldendale the end of .the week.
Best wishes of many friends ac
Frank Turner motored to Port
land on Friday to meet his daugh
ter, Miss Jeanette, who is spending
the spring vacation with her par
ents here. Miss Turner will return
to her studies at the university in
Eugene the .end of the week. Going
to Portland with Mr. Turner were
the Misses Hanson and Bleakman
of the local school faculty and Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. McCarty.
Mrs. Oscar Cochran was able to
return to her home at lone on Wed
nesday, She was ill for three weeks,
during which time she was cared
for at the home of Mrs. Fred Rit
chie In this city. Mrs. Lonnie Rit
chie of lone was brought here on
Monday and is quite sick. Mrs,
Fred Ritchie is caring for her.
Harry French was down from the
mountain ranch on Wednesday to
attend to some business matters. It
has been a long but not severe win
ter out his way, with a lot of snow
piling up to help keep up the water
sources during the coming summer
months. Signs of spring are now
appearing out that way.
E. C. Brown of Hillsboro came
Sunday to take charge of the pre
scription department in Humph
reys Drug company store during
the absence of Mr. Humphreys.
Mr. Brown often visits Heppner in
this capacity, and is a lifelong
friend of the Humphreys family.
Roland and Evelyn Humphreys,
graduate students at Columbia uni
versity, New York, reached Hepp
ner early. Tuesday morning, hav
ing mado a quick journey across
the continent in response to the an
nouncement of their mother's
Mr, and Mrs. Stanley Reavls left
for Moro Sunday, where they will
make their home, and where Mr.
Reavls will have charge of the Pa
cific Power & Light office. Mr. and
Mrs. Reavls had been at Heppner
for four years, making many
Vawtcr Parker, Ellis and Earl
Thomson are University of Oregon
students home this week for the
spring vacation. They will resume
their work at Eugene Monday.
Theodore Anderson was doing
business In the city Saturday from
the Eight Mile farm.
Lawrence Redding visited the
city Saturday forenoon from his
farm on Eight Mile. Much rain
there the last of the week, and
warmer weather had brought a lot
of water down the creeks as the
snow was melting in the mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rood arrived
here on Saturday afternoon fmm
their home at Hillsboro, responding
to the announcement of the death
of Mrs. T. J. Humphreys, sister of
Mr. Rood. They returned to Hills
boro on Tuesday.
Mrs. B. G. Sigsbee, accompanied
by Miss Mae Groshens, motored to
Portland Saturday nitrht Return.
Ing they were accompanied by Miss
n,iaine sigsDee wno spent a few
days in the city the past week.
Mrs. Bud Fisk of Arlington had
her tonsils removed at Heppner
hospital yesterday. She is staying
at the home of Mr. and Mrs a A
Bleakman during convalescence.
Stephen Thompson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. A. Thompson, arrived
at the parental home the end of the
week from Corvallis to spend his
Miss Teresa Breslin, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rrpqlin name
home from the University of flra.
gon the end of the week to spend
Pole ThomDson is un frnm
Portland for a few days while look
ing after business interests here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rice were
visitors in the city from Artesian
Well farm on Saturday.
Seed wheat for sale Soft Feder
ation; also some alfalfa hay. E. W.
Moyer, Heppner. 2-4p
ON OREGON FARMS
Coquille Ray Deadmond of Fair-
view is planning the construction
of a dairy barn, milk house and ma
nure pit on his farm in the near fu
ture. He will use plans for these
buildings obtained from the agri
cultural engineering department at
Oregon State college through Geo.
H. Jenkins, county agent
Hillsboro Hannchen barley has
largely replaced spring oats in the
Washington county farming sys
tem, says W. F. Cyrus, county ag
ent. This was a desirable change,
Cyrus believes. He advises farm
ers who are planning on spring
oats, however, to plant the Victory
variety as they have yielded higher
than most varieties grown in the
county, and are accepted for mill
ing, bringing a higher price than
Farmers of Morrow county are
showing an increased interest in
squirrel poisoning this spring, ac
cording to County Agent Charles
W. Smith, who reports that 2770
pounds were distributed from his
office the past month. The demand
for the poison is greater than at
any time in recent years, he says.
Baker Lee Duncan of Haines
has arranged to cooperate with
County Agent P. T. Fortner In a
demonstration trial of four acres of
crested wheat grass to be grown for
seed on his ranch.
Dallas Preliminary levels have
been run for W. F. Schaad, Herman
Miller and Emil Carlston of the
Grand Ronde district who contem
plate a Joint diversion ditch from
two small streams in their neigh
borhood, reports County Agent J.
R. Beck. They have filed on water
for a total of 120 acres. The pro
ject is feasible from every stand
point except that of volume of wa
ter, Mr. Beck says, and this point
will be determined by a further sur
vpy during the summer months.
Silver Question of 1932
Affects All the World
By CAI.EB JOHNSON.
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but we all play
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There Is No Substitute for
The restoration of silver to Its
former position in the world's cur
rency system would put an end to
a great many of the world's pres
ent economic troubles, according to
many experts on the subject who
have been heard by the Congress
ional sub-committe which is con
sidering a resolution to call an in
ternational conference on silver.
Whether such a conference will
be called or not is as yet uncertain,
but more talk about silver as mon
ey has been going on in Washing
ton in the past two or three weeks
than has been heard there since the
days, now nearly forty years ago,
when "Silver Dick" Bland fulmin
ated about the "Crime of "73," and
the Populists led the unsuccessful
fight for the principle which later
became William J. Bryan's chief
plank in his Presidential campaigns
of 1896 and 1900, "the free and un
limited coinage of silver at the ra
tio of 16 ounces of silver to one
ounce of gold."
There is now no talk of "sixteen
to one" nor any attempt to fix a
given ratio between the two metals.
But there is a growing understand
ing that more than half of the peo
ple of the world, the Inhabitants of
India and China, cannot use gold
aa money without great difficulty
and that unless silver Is restored to
use as money in those and some
other countries there can be no im
portant revival of international
trade to and from those nations.
Chinese merchants, Indian manu
facturers, French, German and
American experts on metals and
foreign exchange have been telling
their stones to th sub-committee
of the House committee on Coin
age, Weights and Measures, of
which Representative Andrew L.
Somers of Brooklyn is chairman.
K. C. Li, president of the Wah
Chang Trading Corporation and a
governor of the New York Metal
Exchange, told the committee that
the present depression is due either
to the short supply of gold, or the
mal distribution of gold, or the
practice of hoarding gold. And in
the Orient, he said, hoarding was
the principal trouble. The low price
of silver had frightened people
away from that metal, and if the
coinage of silver were resumed, so
that the white metal could perform
a part of the service which gold
alone now performs, hoarded gold
would be released all through the
Far East and in many other parts
of the world. It is not a question
of bimetallism, Mr. Li said; silver
could be used in the form of a re
serve against currency or as token
money, so long as its former mar
ket value was restored.
"In the last few months," said Mr.
Li, "there has been a gradual
awakening to the fact that silver,
after all, plays a big part in the
monetary systems of the world."
S. R. Bomanji, a cotton manufac
turer of Bombay, pointed out that
the United States could make mon
ey by acumulating a stock of silver
at its present low price and later
selling it to other nations which
will need more silver in order to re
store their debased subsidiary coin
age. Something like that was done
in 1918, when the Indian govern
ment purchased from the United
States 200,000. ounces of silver at $1
Rene Leon, regarded as one of
the foremost authorities on silver,
declared that the fall of silver be
gan in 1926 when the Royal Com
mission on Indian Currency and
Finance undertook to put the mon
etary system of India on a gold
bullion basis. This made it neces
sary for India to obtain gold, which
it could get only by selling its silver.
"All those possessed of silver,
either as money or savings," says
the sub-committee's statement, "or
in other words, one-half of the pop
ulation of the world, were put on
notice that their money and sav
ings were about to be destroyed."
Chinese and Indian capitalists
immediately began to protect their
capital by buying gold or gold ex
changes and holding the gold in re
serve, but the ordinary inhabitant
of those countries never accumu
lates enough to make gold invest
ments. The savings of the people
of India are almost entirely in the
form of precious metals and, owing
to custom and tradition as well as
to the lowly status of the average
individual, silver is their principal
hoard. The average Hindu has lit
tle or no banking facilities. So he
has continued to take depreciated
silver and has faced a steadily low
ering individual purchasing power.
There Is strong ground for the
conclusion that the Nationalist
movement in India, a revolt against
British rule, is in large part due to
this depreciation of silver and the
corresponding reduction of the al
ready low economic status of the
average Hindu; while it has been
stated in the hearings at Washing
ton that the depressed China ex
changes, arising from this same
cause, the cheapening of silver be
cause of the cessation of its use as
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money on equal terms with gold,
has had a serious effect upon the
economic life of Japan, the princi
pal nation with which China trades,
and that, therefore, the threatened
war between Japan and China may
be said to have its roots in giver.
The device of turning public at
tention from domestic troubles by
starting a foreign war is an ancient
one which has been resorted to
many times in history.
Another complication in the sil
ver situation is that several na
tions have debased their fractional
currency; that is, they have cut
down the proportion of silver to
base metals in their money coins.
And this has had the effect, in Mex
ico and elsewhere, of further stimu
lating the hoarding of gold.
All of this has had an important
effect upon international trade, and
the United States has suffered
along with the rest of the world,
from the decline in purchasing of
the nations in which the common
people use only silver in trade, and
whose buying, power has been re
duced by the fall of the price of
silver from the average of 58 cents
an ounce from 1900 to 1914, to the
present price of about 30 or 31 cents.
The Hon. Winston Spencer Chur
chill, who was Chancellor of the
Exchequer of Great Britain when
the gold standard was established
for India, was so convinced by ar
guments brought out before the
Congressional sub-committee that
he stated, before sailing for Eng
land a few days ago, that he would
immediatetly take steps to Induce
his country to take part in the pro
posed international conference on
While the United States has
stood alone in maintaining the sil
ver .content of its fractional cur
rency, no one nation today can con
trol the economic relations of the
whole world. There is every reason
why this country should take part
with the other nations in a confer
ence on silver, especially as the
United States is the largest pro
ducer of that metal. And the "sil
ver question" of 1932 is not a po
litical question, as it was in 1896.
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