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Page t)vq LA (jIKANDU KVUNIN'Cj OltSKRVKR, LA (IRANDE, ORE. Wednesday, November 3, 1937 it we should be very, very waiy of "taking the IN I I leb MARKET NEWS OF THE DAY By Jefferson Machamer STOCK MARKET IN ANOTHER SLUMP La Grande Observer Publlht Bvenlngs. Except (gundsy, st 1710 Birth 8t. Lft Grande, Oregon, by the Observer Publishing Co, Ino. Phone: Main 600 HAROLD M. FINLAT- Entered at the Postotflce of LaQ3rande, as Second Clasa Mall Matter under act of March 1, 1878. I kiq: in conferences in which European powers participate. The trouble with it all is that America, despite our boasted progress and high social little more than a child when diplomatic dealings with these diplomacy in the "old country." it in the past, and usually received "skinning" for our ef foils. past history should make us aren't at all grown-up when some tRings, and teach us to consideration when "playing overseas. ClIlt'AdO WHEAT May iQ.P', 411 M9- My M4 CHICAGO CIIKX iir-. jmuvs -mi en May MU July Mil', WHEAT May .7 lrr OFFICIAL PAPER, CITY and MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Pre. Is exclusively entitled to use for publication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited If published here. All rights of rf publication of special dispatches In this paper and also the local news herein also are reserved. National Advertising Representative FENDER-HALL Ltd. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Boston, New York I'RIKNDLY MEETINGS jrfsX? nfh iter's ifc OTHERS SAY ijiiivt go on kki.ikf time there was a depression. And in was caught a man whose earnings de- mmmmif mi worn lor farmers. In the best ol somewhere around t.50 a month, for year, if lucky. In this depression wo and Oen. Manager COUNTY hi: Onco upon a that depression five months a fessed that he more than 20O ppent on thpm. It sounds like to be a fart. standards, is it comes to masters of We've tried a thorough And all this realize that we it comes to take that into with fire" WHAT penueU upon wniion limes he earned speak of this man for five month a Now the obvious to no on relief, for support, and 1300 Income for with larger incomes, couldn't get by. But somehow he could take care mentally, spiritually So he resurrected tools, and were well made, happy). He laid was at work In painted them, and Along about the the highways and the lower income gifts, at what low prices, and Revealing his a a found himself earning 900 a month year. answer to this man's problem was he had a wife and eight children to a year isn't what you'd call a munificent such a family. He saw neighbors cash, going on relief because they or other he conceived the Idea that of himself and would be better off, and economically, if he did. an old Jigsaw and a few other carpenter he made little wooden toys. (The toys or the sequel wouldn't have been so them aside. Every spare moment he his little carpenter shop. Then he wrapped them in attractive packages. Christmas season he went out on the byways, among the farmers and groups, and sold these toys as Christmas a store would regard as absurdly disposed of his whole stock. secret to The Statesman, this man con "Do I want a hash? Cer'nty NOT! I wanna buy "im outright I i i averaged, for his work on these toys, month net profit for the time he evn in the poorest depression times Horatio Alger story, but It happens U. S. IS WITHOUT ANY "CLEAR CUT" FOREIGN POLICY Spenki.ig before the Rotary club luncheon at the Fireside today at noon. J. H. GaLser, of the E. O. N. faculty, expressed doubt that the present nine-power conference In Brussels can anything about the Si no-J a pa ne war. His Subject was "The Present State of America's Foreign Policy," and in this connection he expressed the opinion that the U. S. today has no clear cut foreign policy, but is merely mu'Uiling through, dt pending on American sentiment) to ep the nation out of war. He also stated, that "our neutrality law is not and has not been enforced." t-our Different (Jr-Hips Mr Oatser pointed to four groups, cacn with different ideas as to a poiicy for peace. ure: 1. If olatlonlsts, as vie pructlcal due to changing conditions that necessarily have forced the U. S. to recogture the policy cannot be I followed. Also a western hemisphere isolationist group, which regards the rn'procal trade treaty with Canada cnt sup. and favors a good neigh- bor" but not a "big brother" Ameri- can attitude. The group favoring modern neutrality law: proposing a ban on shipments of arms, with no loans to cash and trade of their own i-uk in hnvini, Th ia fc-rouD 'would haw nnn th. thp n.ithnH.v urhn a invnircH it ic 1,, trality law Is impossible to put into effect, since it would penalize unpre- pared China more than prepared Japan aggressor nation. 3. Collectivuts. who would enforce peace by having a military embargo declarotl on the aggressive nation. To make this succeed it would require membership of all democratic nations. I which Is held to be virtually an 1m- possibility Semi- Isolationists, an America for America policy, shipping surplus products only to nations with whom the U. S. would not engage in war, and Importing only what the nation needs. i.imhI Idea In All Four In analyzing these schools of thought. Mr. Gaiser said the U. well could tako some ideas from each group and weld them into a policy that would keep America out of war without destroying the nation's foreign trade, and at the same time would leave the U. S. as a leader among nations in suggestions for drawing up International ethics. Walter Sullivan was a visiting Ro-tarian. and guests included Evan Green, of Walla Walla; Mr. Broder-tck, of Portland, and Arlo Noyes. W. A. ZiiTbrick. C. A. Walker. Dr. Henry Marcotte. Rev. Cecil Hannan and Geonje H. Currey. all of La Grande. i i i I I Offker ReDorts 1 i county resort early today ended what Captain Thomas B. Foster of the U. S. secret service described as an Internatlnal counterfeiting ring. Holland Fllnn fell with a bullet In his stomach during an attempted holdup of the Blue Light resort in San Pablo anil secret service operatives placed a "hold" on the the last figure in a ring th'y said had flooded the nation with thousands of dollars in counterfeit United States bank notes. Fllnn. a chemist and former special deputy sheriff In Alameda county (Oakland i was critically wounded. A police guard was placed over him at a hospital. Murder Mystery Solved, Chicago Police Report CHICAGO. Nov. 3 'jIV-Police Capt. D.tmi Gilbert announced today that a by Anthony Saptenza, who rew a mustache and sideburns and knocked out one of his teeth to dlsPuls himself, brought a complete the, mystP Gant Park slaying last August 22 of Her- Gilbert said Sopienza 32. who was en ntu rc ln ShrevcpoTt. while he oikA the lord's prayer on souvenir lit carnival booth, con- he fired the hot that killed In a moonlight holdup. (ormerI of Detroit, was walk- lne, LuciIle Buenl. onde party trl- when stacked. DIES OF BURNS SEATTLE. Nov. 3 4) Without regaining consciousness to describe the nrrtdent. Mrs. Patricia Richardson. 23-year-old bride, died today of burn? she received Saturday in a plunue Into a bathtub of scalding water. Police still detained her husband, Dell Klchardson, of Portland, who married her at Vancouver, early last week. EC ONOMIST DIES PASADENA. Nov. 3 At Henry Mauris Robinson, 69. world famous economist who believed that fear turning to greed was the root of all evil, died here today. S.WKi; PAYS JAIL VISIT JEFFERSON. O. 'UPi Perhaps because it was cold, or mayhap only wanting company, a tiny garden snake wiggled its way into the county iju" consternation until rrleused outside. rv 4i. 41, of three or four communities in the same valley, the same county, usually would he virtually the same. Vet, upon second thought, it quickly becomes apparent that this is not true except for general issues. For example, practically all communities on the Grande I'onde valley floor feel alike about the desirability of the proposed flood control and Irrigation project. Most of them have the same agricultural problems and, to a lesser degree, the same marketing and financial problems. And there are other similar things upon which the various communities in one locality usually think pretty much alike. But after you enumerate these main issues, then divergent lines become noticeable. For example, the building of the Cove-Island City road was an important matter to Cove, Island City and Iai Grande a few years ago. Uut it didn't make much difference to Union, Summerville, FJgin and North Powder. And we could cite several other similar issues all important to one or two or three communities in the county, but which leave the othor communities "cold." All this is merely by way of leading up to the desirability of linter-communjty meetings such as the one held at Ait. Fannie grange yesterday noon. The members of the La Grande Commercial club joined with the grangers and Cove people in general around a splendid meal, and joining the meeting also were five from Union. Thus we had three communities represented in an enjoyable, companionable session, a meeting of the type that usually creates friendship and, in a measure, tends to cement a bit closer intercommunity All of which is of jjrea.t value to the Grande Ronde valley, to the entire county. No immediate results are obtained, of course, but certain amount of goodwill is created, and when friends talk of their problems in a friendly spirit, some of the misunderstandings disappear, and a kindred feeling grows that is based iixn better appreciation of the other fellow's problems. Isolation tends to kindle tension between Ixidies, propinquity has the opimsite result. Out of all these inter-community meetings we believe there is no question but that a greater, more solidified Union county should result. It cannot In? accomplished in any one year, but when clubs persist in such joint sessions year after year, the cumulative effect is beneficial to a marked degree. Yes, these meetings are very, very desirable, and we hope that this "How are you, neighlMirV" spirit will continue to thrive year after year. PLAYING WITH FIKE America's participation in European conferences, unless in the role of observer, should' be of the most cautious type possible. And TKKAT OR TIIKVIL TR1TK YOI Nobody seems to know where," wrmn or how the Halloween custom of "trick or treat" originated. Pea-several years it has been the practice of Portland children to demand tribute from householders by this means. It is the modern doctrine of or else," with a Juvenile application. The residential districts now are comparatively free from the Halloween outrages of other years and truth to tell people somewhat encourage the new system not that they wish to purchase protection, though they may consider this, but because they are happy in the hitpptuess of the children. But the basic morality of the bargain so constrained scarcely is admirable. It somewhat resembles a racket, does it not? And children are so Innocently Imitative. Ah. goodness. Some of them are of such tender years thnt they li.sp, as they pronounce their terms. "Twick or tweat." And the householder, thus compelled to concede his hapless position. Is as delighted as they. Yd it Is the modern racket. In Juvenile version, so surely as you were born. It might be a page from the strategy of labor. Or from the method of an entrenched federal administration. Perhaps one worries unduly. But here, in any ewnt. Is another convincing example of the plaMic adaptability of the child. The Oregonlan. imovKit spkaks Give Herbert Hoover this credit: he Is utterly sincere, he Is convinced hta present fak Is to rejuvenate and reactivate the Republican party, and he will not quit His last night's Boston spree la another worthwhile contribution to his persistent efforts to forge together a political party which can do effective battle with the New Deal. We agree entirely with Mr. Hoover that the Republican party can make no real dent in national life by NEW YORK. Nov. 3 tPi The stock market saw prices crumble 1 to around 6 points in quiet trading today and close around the lows for the season. Steels showed the way to lower levels most of the time. Droopiness In this group was attributed! by brokers to the low ebb of steel buying. As the steel industry's present pace of operations unier 50 per tjent of capacity, it was argued, most companies cannot turn a profit. There were other depressants. For instance, reports on third quarter income showed how deeply higher operating costs have eaten Into earnings. Lack of stamina In motors was another thing which put a damper on related shares such as rubbers and coppera. The prospect for automobiles sales, analysts insisted, remains shrouded. It may be some time, they said, before they can tell how well public purchasing power win uiiov. uigjier rcuiu uiir prices. Transactions approximated 1.900.-0C0 shares. Today's closing quotations: Air Reduc 53' Al. Chem. and Dye lSo'j American Can 88 A. T. and Bait, onl Chio Beth. Steel Boeing J. I. Case Caterpil. Tract Chrysler Col. Gas and Elec Ger.eral Motors Johns Manvllle Llbbey-O-Ford 150i 4'Jl, 21 90'. 58 8'i 3i)'i 79 44 Liggett and Myers 87 Montgomery Ward 40 Nat. Distill 23 J. C. Penney 78 Pub. Serv. of N. Rep. Steel 34 Southern Pact ic 1 9 St. Oil of Cai 313i bt. Oil of N. Timken Det. Axle Transamerica 501 134 91V4 Union Pacific United Airlines Jnitsd Aircraft UUted Corp. U. S. Steel but cemmon grade heifers, common and medium steers and few longfed weighty steers showing no more than 25c downturn; lougfed choice heavy steers very scarce but exces sive run yearlings, tight steers and! fed heifers here: most fed heifers scalli.g 700-850 selling 50c off at SI 1 .75 down to best fed steers early 1B.50; some hell higher: cows and bulls strong: vealers steady; fausage bulls 6.75 down; vealers fl0.50 down. Shtep 7.000; opening slow, few car.y fat lamb sales around steady; 910.35 paid for choice natives; bid ding gent rally $10 $10.35 for bulk of run; few loads and lots of fat yearlings unsold; small lot native ewes eJ.50. 4. around steady. PORTLAND I'KOIH f'K PORTLAND. Nov. 3 tJft Butter Print: A grade. 37c lb. In parchmrent wrappers. 38c lb. In cartons: grade, 36c lb. ln parchment wrappers. 37c lb. in cartons. Butierfat (Portland delivery, buying pncei A grade. 37370 country stations; A grade. 35.. 35'2c grade, 2c lb. less; grade, flc Buying price by wholesalers: extras 29c standards 2Gc firsts 22c medium 22c medium firsts 20c small extras 14c undergrades 16a; doz. SI (JAR AM) FMU'R PORTLAND. Nov. 3 Sugar Berry or fruit. 100s. 5 20: 15.30: 5.15 cental. Domestic flour Selling price, city delivery, to 25-bbl. lots: family patents. 49s. 6.45 baker's hard wheat. 5 25 bakers' blue-stem. t4 95 hf A5.40; blended hard wheat, 5.20 u. 6.75: sof wheat flours. 4.90 'm 44.95: 49s. whole wheat. 49s. 5.95 bbl. Gangster Trio Captured, One Shot To Death MILWAUKEE. Nov. 3 (Milwaukee police today captured three men they said were the last of a gang which killed a policeman in an attempted dairy plant burglary last night. A fourth gunman was shot to death as police frustrated the burglary and a fifth was arrested. One of the trio, who said he was a former Detroit policeman and gave three names Michael Kohlmeir Stone and Sweeney suffered a bullet wound ln the abdomen. Charred Bodies Of Two Women Found EMINENCE. Mo Nov. 3 Ot The charred bodies of two women, believed to have been shot to death, were found after fire destroyed a two story frame dwelling near here today. The bodies were identified as those of Miss Bertha Gregory. 67. and her sister. Miss Lillian Gregory. 54, retired school teachers who resided together. Manv Bargains Listed On "Want Ad" Paire being only party Democratic mistakes to pile up to sweep back Into power on a "negative offense." Mr. Hoover, however, while pleading persuasively for the need of a party program of opportunism, waiting for enough which anti-New Dealers can cling light on what these principles are party must have a strong offense; nation what plays It should call. the Republican party needs not only and of principles does not give much to be. He says the he does not tell the Our guess is that to the. And In no time at all he had everybody singing and buying wine for all comers, which was, after all, the big Idea. One of the most amusing remarks I ever heard was from the mumbling lips of a hang-over. It was in the men bar at the Rltz in Paris one sunny Easter morning when the whole city was on promenade. Save for myself and white aproned Frank and a figure sprawled over a table asleep, the bar was deserted. Finally the who had missed the boat, cast a bleary look around and sighed: "Easter, and not an egg In the he use!" And tumbled back to his nap. (Copyright 1937, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) THE WEATHER I WKATIIKK KOHKCAST Orcsun: Fair tonight mid Thurs-ila, IimiiI murning fugs lit the ur.1 IKirthm: fru-t or trii vln- ti-iiiprrudiri' Ir, rust piirtluu Kntlo ulnil off 'the cuaM. I.OCAI. WKATIIKK Tili'-dnv: M.iMiiiiim til, minimum XI ulmi lurtly rlitoily. TihLiv: Minimum 'IK, it. m. 2fl iilwivr. t'lnar. OMAHA MIIKKI' CMAHA. Nov. 3 'Pi U. S. D. Sheep 5.000: fat lambs trade slow on account of higher asking prices: cany bids steady; indications steady on other classes; early bids sort? native lambs up to 10: best fed wooled lambs bid HO IS early sales slaughter ewes down from $3.50: best nume feeding lambs held above $9.25. POHTl.tM. I.IVKNTOCK PORTLAND. Nov. 3 ti U. S. D. A. 450: market active, steady, 10c higher; good to choice 166-215 lb. drlveins $8 85. 1 carload $9, 225-270 lb. mostly $8.25. heavier butchers dewn $7.75. light lights packii.g sows $7 $7.35: good to choice feeder pigs saleable around $8 25 50. Cattle: 100. Including 11 direct, calves 15. inducting 3 direct, market about steady: few common steers around $0 50, strictly good fed steers quotable up $9.25 and above; few common heifers $5 US, cutters down to low cutter and cutter cows common to me dium good beef saleable $5 25... bulls mostly $4 75 $5.25, beef saleable up to $5.75, good to choice quotable $7.50 few common heavy calves $4 a $5. Sheep: 400. market active, steady-strong; bulk good to choice fat lambs common to medium $6 00 $7 50. few shorn lambs $7.50 $7.65. yearlings $6 common ewes down $5. medium to good slaughter ewes $2.75 $3.75. choice load lots eligible $4, common $2.25 down. HOSTOV WOOL BOSTON. Nov. 3 U. 8. D. A.I A few scattered sales were closed In Boston on fall Texas wools. Greasy lines brought 03 to 65c scored basis. Stiles of scored fall Texas wools were closed at prices ranging from 67 to 70c. Oreasy combing wools were slow. Fleece wools were of re red more free-Iv by country dealings than In the past few weeks, and asking prices tended easier. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO. Nov. 3 (U. S. D. A Hogs 14.000: market higher than Tuesday's average: top ti SO; bulk good and choice 190-230 lbs. 60 u. $9 79; 150-180" lbs 9 45t 9 75: 240-300 lbs. 9 30.W 75; most good packing sows 26 8 75; llght-vwifhts upward to $85 8 90 Cattle V.OOO. calves 1.200; largely steer and heifer run; very little done: mostly 25 50c lower on both clashes. a platform and principles; it needs dynamic personalities at Its head. Hoover's day. except as an elder statesman. has passed. Landon was arid is a dud. Mills Is dead. Some Roosevelt, a personality such as the former Teddy or the preaent Franklin, some man of courage, of leader. j-hip. of power, needs revival. to arise to be the spearhead of the He will enunciate the platform which Mr. Huuvrr t.ilks of and around him a party will be restored Coos Bay Times. NEW YORK. Nov. 3 May and December romances in New York arj acquiring a stability the younger loifc muff. While the latter splatter the news columns with da-jliv to Reno, Youth and Age are seen everywhere fairly beaming a martial happiness. One of the season's romantic, sticss-ings of the disparity of ages was the wedding of Ed Wynn and Frieda Mierse. She is the tall and stately show-girl type and was for several seasons in the Koines and Wynn's theatrical enterprises. Wynn is 20 years the senior of his bride. They sailed away on his yacht as happy a-'t a pair of love birds and reside, in the fashionable Park avenue section. George Blumenthal, the art collector, married a lndy many years his junior and they are very happy. The same is true of the Sam Gold-wyns. The romance of Jimmy Walker and Betty Conipton has, despite all predictions, hevn Idyllic. And the millionaire Jules Urulatour nnd the much youngtT Hope Hampton are always together cooing like turtle dove. And thnt applies also to the Nicholas Sc henries. Sublime satire: The bteiieiSt chuckle in the piny in which Georye M. Cohan imperonates the president is during a cabinet meeting. The president suddenly turns to his attorney general and barks: "CuiruiUns. take a law!" Upper Park avenue is to have a deluxe shop, a miniature Taj Mahal dealing only In various brands of cheese, domestic and foreign. For the past few years the metropolis haa been showing a growing cheese consciousness. In the finer restaurants the displays on the portable tables aro works of art. Many eating places. Holland also list cheese on breakfast menus. One of the publishing houses is readying a book to appeal solely to the cheese connoisseurs. Btuno Lesslng is an expert chei slst. Three havens for the stay-outs are Reuben's. Lintly's and Dave's Blue Room, They ure the last slops In A nUht on the loose and where the roysterers fortify themselves with ham and eggs, onion soup or steaming bowls of chiiii. Everybody 1 usually in a mellow mood when they how up around 3 a. m. and life goes along like a song. If there is a flare up of temper it doesn't last long. The participants either wind up in team or swing out in a waltz. Th widely exploited "No. 21." incidentally has decided to remain open Sunday chiefly to serve what It calls a "hang-over breakfast" a menu calculated to startle the Jaded appetite Into accept lug a few tidbit. The most famous of the pick-me-up breakfasts used to be served a Murray's on West 42nd street and was said to be the creation of the actor. John Mfuon. It consisted first of chilled orange-Juice with a soup- con ol brandy, then two raw eggs doctored tip with Worchestershire saucrt and dishes of paprika, then of all things marinated herring. It was a favorite of Nat Goodwin. Milton Ijickaye and Dp Wolf Hopper when the going had been rough. I am told that gentlemen who have had bad night no longer resort to the ancient formula, "a bit of the hair of the dog that bit them." Nowadays they depend mostly on bro- mulei but sometimes "a but in the iinn." a needled drug, to carry them through ttie distress of a nwrning after. But in the Minnv Chappelle days they knew that the wine agent kept op-n rouse at Rector's Sunday mormnc. whera all the bloods of tlie town were welcome. Manny's recipe was a chilled bottle of and hwly. spiced raw oysters. In exmlne case he suggested an witli a few irof of UNDERTAKING notft? ifcis 'Ammennan i 1 AmDulance Berrice I MAKE MIME LI WITH OOP! 1 WHO'S THE QUEEN BEE? 7 ir OLD oscar PEPPtnt (OOP for short) is whiskey a icraod mod glorious I combination of smooth, mellow, straight I whiskies. Famous since 1838. Try ttl ILm mhi I Old Oscar Pepper is Mend of strjtght whit- ,11 km, 90 proof, made bj Frankfort Distilleries, Jrff LouiSTillc and Balumorc jtftfe; 'A Cole-Weiraer. Freight Line Thone.Main 75 lll4 Jefferson Ave. DAILY RERVICB BETCCr Portland Ui Ganje Baker Joseph 9 9 Opsrstln rfr rated trucks wltb stld ttormge sccomniodsttoi st $4 Orttjid Horns ovo4. and opsraMA 18 uuur sBisiu ''I' (5 6)

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