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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1932.
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On a gloomy day I met a New
York man who seemed almost hap-
A friend asked him: "How's the
"Haven't the slightest Idea."
The questioner was astonished.
"Don't you own stocks ad bonds?"
"Sure I do," my man replied.
"But I know the things I own can't
disappear. I know, also, that I
have no chance of selling them at
a decent price in this market.
Therefore, why should I torture
myself by watching them every day
and figuring out how much they
The other looked at him as if he
were a traitor to the serious ideals
of American finance. Whereupon
my friend uttered an important
The trouble with these fellows 1n
Wall Street is that they have taken
their losses fifteen times a day for
two years." he said. "Think of it,
fifteen times seven hundred. What
a loss that makes. Nobody can
stand a loss like that. If they'd
put away their lead pencils; if
they'd quit figuring on the backs of
envelopes and the margins of news
papers, and forget the whole thing,
they would be much better off. Tak
ing your loss fifteen times a day
doesn't get you anywhere. It uses
up brain cells and nervous energy
that might be used for progress."
Every one of us who has any
heart at all has had his heart
wrung in the past few months. We
help as far as we can, but there are
so many that we can not help. So
many men who want to work for
whom there is no work!
To these victims of the depres
sion and especially to the old who
have been wiped out and lack the
strength or the time to make a
fresh start, our deepest sympathy
But there has been a lot of whin
ing on the part of men who have
no excuse to whine.
I have been reading Emerson's
diaries. His railroad bonds went
sour in the panic of 1857. He re
fers to his losses just once. His
house burned down, and his diary
records: "House burned," and goes
on to more important things.
Such men give us renewed re
spect for the human race, and Am
erica has her full share of them.
But I am weary of the boys who
tell me how, much they would have
had if they had sold everything in
the summer of 1929 the back-of-the-envelope
lads who take their
losses fifteen times a day.
There Is still money in mining,
for tho man who has the know
ledge, the strength and the courage
to tackle it single-handed. For that
matter, there has always been
money in mining and always will
be whenever the cost of labor and
supplies is less than the value of
Loelller Palmer is running the
"Rube" gold mine single-handed in
Utah. He bought a compressor, a
tractor to run it, and some com
pressed air drills and started alone
to operate this abandoned working.
From a depth of 180 feet he got out
three cars of ore in four months
last year and shipped them to the
smelter, netting him $13,431.29 for
There are plenty of other one
man mines in the West, too small
for the big companies to bother
with, but capable of earning good
pay for the men who work them.
"Big Business" hasn't gobbled all
the opportunities yet!
The metal which everybody now
calls mercury was generally spoken
of in my youth as "quicksilver."
Remembering that "quick" in old
fashioned English meant "alive"
and not, as it means now, "speedy,"
it is quite easy to see how this mys
terious liquid metal, heavier than
lead, was regarded as "live silver."
Man has used mercury for cen
turies for the backs of mirrors, a
shorter time for the "stuffing" of
thermometers and barometers, for
recovering gold from Its ore and
for "silver" fillings in teeth. Its
newest use, instead of water In
steam boilers, promises to create
an unheard of demand for mercury.
Experiments with a 6,000-horse-power
mercury vapor boiler and
turbine made by W. L. R. Emmett
demonstrated a saving of about $1,
000 a day over the use of water.
Now a plant twice as large Is being
built, in which 125 tons of mercury
will be vaporized to produce
"steam," then vaporized and used
over and over again.
One result has been to raise the
price of mercury from $1 a pound
to $2; another, to start a "mercury
rush" In Arkansas, where beds of
cinnabar, the ore from which mer
cury Is refined, have been discov
ered. There may not be enough
mercury in the world to enable ev
erybody who wants to use it In
engines to do so. The largest pro
duction in a single year In the
whole world was In 1929 when less
than 6,000 tons were extracted.
Here's a chance for adventure
and wealth. Hustle around the
odd corners of the world and find
a clnnebar mine!
Within the past few weeks the
world has been shocked by the sui
cides of two outstanding figures,
George Eastman and Ivor Kruger.
Only two or three years ago Alfred
Lowenstein, another great finan
cier, jumped out of his airplane as
it was crossing the British Channel.
Literally thousands of other men
who had been more or less promin
ent In business and industrial af
fairs have killed themselves In the
past few years because they were
not equipped with the resources
within themselves to enable them
to face tho world without money.
They knew no other way of life ex
cept by buying whatever they
thought might contribute to their
In Mr. Eastman's case It was not
lack of money but the feeling that
he had finished his life's work and
would be happier dead than 111, but
In almost every other recent suicide
tho reason has been fear of pover
Id has lareelv discard
eternal damnation has undoubtedly
been a deterrent of suicide In the
past. Fear of the world's opinion
has become a stimulus to suicide.
The happiest man is the one who
lives so that he does not care what
other people think about him,
"Thrillers," mystery plays, news
reels, travel films, slapstick come
dies and animated cartoons are
preferred by the majority of a
group of prominent people recent
ly asked to express their motion
picture preferences. College pro
fessors, bank presidents, editors,
merchants, authors and scientists
were among those who expressed
There aren't enough of that sort
of minds, however, to provide the
audiences necessary to the success
of the motion picture industry. Dr.
Hendrik Willom Van Loon put his
finger on the spot when he wrote:
"Ninety per cent of all people ev
erywhere and at all times will nev
er grow older, mentally speaking,
than twelve years, and will never
be able to appreciate what the oth
er ten per cent will like."
It's the child-minded ninety per
cent for whom most of the world's
commodities, as well as its enter
tainment, are produced, after all,
If you want to lay up your foun
dations, walls and chimneys in a
mortar that will stand forever and
get stronger with age, mix a little
sugar with the lime and sand.
That's what Dr. Gerald J. Cox of
the Mellon Institute of Industrial
Research told the American Chem
ical Society the other day.
The secret of the durability of
the od Roman walls and aqueducts
which have stood for more than
two thousand years, is that they
put sugar Into their sand-lime mor
tar, making it 60 percent stronger
than "unsweetened" mortar, becom
ing harder with time. Five or six
pounds of granulated cane sugar
to 100 pounds of lime does the trick,
and the result Is a mortar that is
easier to work than cement or gyp
sum plaster and stronger than either.
ON OREGON FARMS
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"Stabilization" wheat bought by the Federal Farm Board is being milled
into flour for distribution by the Red Cross to feed the hungry.
URGED AS TRIBUTE
Canyon City A pool of nearly
4000 pounds of Grimm alfalfa seed
was made up and ordered for 84
Grant county farmers during the
past month by County Agent R. G.
Johnson. The amounts ordered by
individuals ranged from 10 to 300
pounds. An order was also includ
ed for 174 pounds of South Dakota
No. 12 alfalfa for T. Kennedy and
L. V. Stewart.
Dallas Here Is a case where de
termination and perseverance were
not regarded as virtues. When W.
Frank Crawford of Zona plowed
under his strawberry planting and
set out gooseberries in their place,
the strawberry root weevils, depriv
ed of their natural feed, promptly
attacked the gooseberries. The pest
was identified by J. R. Beck, county
agent, and a spray of lead arsenate
and the standard apple poison bait
were recommended for its control.
Klamath Falls Many dairy far
mers have not yet learned the val
ue of a dairy herd improvement as
sociation, but there are some who
have. A number of the members
of the Klamath association have
found themselves unable to con
tinue testing this year. The 11
dairymen left after reorganization
found they had only enough work
to keep a tester busy half time, so
in order to keep the association
going they have arranged to em
ploy him on their farms at regular
farm wages during the other two
weeks of each month.
Roseburg C r e e p feeding of
lambs has proved very successful
this spring on the farm of L. E
Thompson at Umpqua, where per
iodic weightings of the lambs are
recorded and an accurate cost of
feed purchased kept, reports J. C.
Leedy, county agent. A wether
lamb weighing 46 pounds March
4 weighed 61 pounds March 25, a
gain of 14 V4 pounds In 21 days. A
ewe lamb gained 11 pounds in the
same period. Total feed cost for
73 lambs creep fed up to March 31
was $6.38. Feeding was stnrted
with a few of the early lambs Jan
Washington Bicentennial Commis
sion Gives Pointers on Varieties
In Flanting Gardens.
Schools and garden clubs all ov
er the country are joining enthus
iastically in a movement to plant
flower gardens this Spring as part
of the celebration in honor of the
George Washington Bicentennial.
This is being done in several ways,
according to the Information.Divis
ion of the United States George
Washington Bicentennial Commis
sion which is sponsoring the ac
tivity. Many gardeners will plant flow
ers which will bloom year after
year to remind future generations
of this great patriotic, nation-wide
celebration. Back yards and small
garden plots will bloom with Colon
ial flowers as an outdoor manifes
tation of what this year means to
Americans. The Department of
Agriculture is cooperating whole
heartedly in this movement by pre
paring lists of flowers and shrubs
which were familiar in Colonial
It is possible to plant Ivy at your
own home from slips taken at
Mount Vernon. Tourists and vis
itors to this national shrine avail
themselves of the opportunity to
purchase little pots of Ivy at the
To insure the amateur gardener
of the most attractive results, cer
tain seeds may be planted in the
open ground where the plants are
Among those that SHOULD BE
PLANTED EARLY in that way
are alyssum, California-poppy, can
dytuft, cornflower, forget-me-not,
migonette, nemophila, Drummond
phlox, sunflower, poppy, and sweet
Among those that SHOULD BE
SOWN LATE in this summer af
ter the ground is warm are the
castor-bean, sorghum, milo, feteri
ta, Indian corn, garden balsam,
portulaca, and four-o'clock.
The experts of the Bicentennial
Commission have worked out a
series of color combinations some
of which follow:
Flowers that are white or with
pure white varieties: 4 feet, cos
mos; 3 feet, dahlia and sweet-sultan;
2 feet, clarkia, cornflower,
larkspur, and scabiosa; 2 feet, ba
bysbreath, China-aster, summer
chrysanthemum, lupine, bjalloon
flower, snapdragon, garden balsam,
and poppy; 1 feet, godetia, four
o'clock, rose everlasting, and stock;
1 foot, candytuft, Iceland poppy,
petunia, ageratum, obelia, portula
ca, sweet alyssum, and verbena.
Flowers having varieties MIXED
WITH WHITE: 3 feet, dahlia; 2
feet, salpiglossi3; 1 foot, nemoph
ila, pansy, petunia, and pink.
FLOWERS YELLOW, or with
yellow varieties: 4 feet, sunflower,
feather cockscomb, and dahlia;
2 feet, strawflower, sunflower,
and zinnia; 2 feet, calliopsis, sum
mer chrysanthemum, Aztec mari
gold, snapdragon, and four o'clock;
1 foot, calendula, Cape-marigold,
French marigold, Iceland poppy;
California poppy, dwarf marigold,
Flowers having varieties mixed
with yellow: 4 feet, dahlia; 2 feet,
calliopsis, rudbeckia, salpiglossis,
and summer chrysanthemum; l1
feet, four o'clock; 1 foot, dwarf nas
turtium, and pansy.
Further color combinations will
be sent free upon request to anyone
writing to the United States George
Washington Bicentennial Commis
sion, Washington Building, Wash
ington, D. C.
DEAN STRAUB PAST 79 MARK.
University of Oregon, Eugene,
April 12. Oregon's "Grand Old
Man," Dean John Straub, dean
emeritus of men at the University
of Oregon, celebrated his seventy
ninth birthday on April 6. The day
was spent quietly at his home, but
many students and ether friends
called to wish him many happy re
turns. He has been continuously
at the University of Oregon since
1878, retiring from active work last
year. "No matter how old I get,"
he said on his birthday this year,
"my love for the boys and girls wili
never be diminished. I hope to be
strong next fall so that when the
tug-of-war comes off at the mill
race, I expect to take hold of the
rope and pull the sophomores in.
Or a least see that the freshmen
get a square deal!"
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CHEESE, full cream Oregon loaf
l LOAF ... S1.00
SOAP Harmony, the best laundry
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LARD Pure Hog Lard No. 10 Pail 85c
BACON isrft. 3C
Eastern corn fed, lean side. Q
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COFFEE, freshly roasted and
MAC MARR, 3. Lbs 89c
AIRWAY, 3 Lbs 59c
MILK, Darigold, a western prod-
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Sayonara Yes, but they say
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stantly because television is report
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on every household
model of the famous General
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you can own a G-E for as little
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General Electric's new low
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All General Electric Re
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