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About The Weston leader. (Weston, Umatilla County, Or.) 189?-1946 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1918)
!' BREVITIES ;
C, E. Nelson tu up from IVn
J. II. Clodiua h out of town
for a few day on visit to his
brother at Waitsburf .
A. N. Clark of Walla Walla, wp
rrarnUnff the Pacific Power & Light
Co., was in town Wednesday.
Carrier Jonea has invested in a
sreond apan of mules, to be used as
auxiliary power on hia mail route.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gilliland of
Pilot Rock were guests during the
week of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Skin
ner. Albert O'Harra has added to his
farm equipment, for both pleasure
and business, a new Oakland tour,
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Davis mo-
tored up from Echo Sunday for a
visit with the parents of Mr. Davis
JoeSheard. well known farmer
near Athena, is reported to be in a
serious condition, following a stroke
For Sale Associated "Chore
Boy" gms engine, 1 h. p. Nearly
new and in perfect running order;
$55 cash. Weston Leader.
In remitting for the Leader from
Connell, Wash.. Otis Reynolds re
ports a good rain and good crop
prospects in his section of Frankiln
The G. DeGraws and the L. S.
Woodees, residents of north Water
street, have defied all the traditions
of the neighborhood by removing
their lawn fences.
Leaving town. Will sell 8 vol
umes Chambers Encyclopedia and
a Webster's Unabridged Dictionary,
all leather bound, for $20; cost $45.
Seward. Weston, phone 294.
Miss Virginia. R. Whittlesey and
Mr. Raymond L. McGrew, both of
Portland, were united in marriage
Thursday, May 16, at the residence
of the bride's sister, Mrs. Roscoe
Hurst, in Portland. The bride is
a charming and estimable girl, and
the bridegroom is the second son of
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. R. McGrew,
formerly of Weston.
Special Memorial Day services
will be held Sunday, May 26, at 11
a. - m. at the United Brethren
church. The Weston Commercial
club has accepted an invitation from
Pastor Wriggle to attend in a body.
All civil and Spanish war veterans
and their families are especially in
vited to attend, and a general in
vitation is extended to the public.
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Walker will
arrive May 22 from Pendleton to
make their home in Weston. Mr.
Walker is a garage mechanic of ex
perience and will be with the Wes
ton Auto Co. in its new concerte
building. He was for four years en
gaged in this line of work in Wal
la Walla and for three years in
Pendleton, and Manager Nelson is
congratulating himself on securing
A four-year-old cow with a record
of 16,372.08 pounds of milk in less
than a year is claimed by Thomas
S. Griffith, owner of the Glen Tana
farm on the Little Spokane river.
The animal bears the euphonious
name of Eminent J imps Owl. She
was started on a test May 14, 1917,
and up to May 11, 1918, had made
the remarkable record referred to.
Her milk easily makes four and one
quarter percent butter fat. Dairy
men are speculating as to how long
she will keep up this wonderful
That Weston is becomfng an im
plement distributing center of no
mean importance is indicated by the
fact that Watts & Rogers are re
ceiving no less than eight cars of
farm machinery, one car of which
was unloaded this week. The ship
ments include six cars of McCor
mick combined harvesters, one car
of combine engines and one car of
wagons and similar goods. The
Leader will take occasion to say
dot in ita nninion Wpstnn in fortu-
...U V 1 1 vw
natd in possessing so enterprising a
firm and one which keeps iif such
close touch with the needs of this
Fruitmen of the Walla Walla
valley are impressed with the offer
of Spokane school teachers to nee
their vacations in helping to har
vest the fruit crop. A committee
of the Spokane teachers has made
the proposition to the fruitmen,
stating that they do not wish to
solicit the work in competition with
regular harvest hands, but wish
to be considered available in case
extra help is needed. The. teachers
combine patriotic .sentiment with
desire to spend vacation time in
congenial employment. .The same
offer has been made in several fruit
Col. IUy E. Gardner, rvtired, of
the United SuU Army wan in
Weston this week while en route
to his cabin home near KaliKpcll,
Montana. The colonel travels with
a pack train of two burros and is a
picturesque reminder of the old
frontier days. He was a captain
f scouts under Custer and after
many years of army life as re
tired as colonel of engineers. He
has four sons in the service, one
of them being a major of marines.
He is 77 years old. but with flowing
yellow locks and beard he looks
much younger. He is widely known
by the sobriquet of Arizona Bill.
Claud Key had a "narrow
squeak" while driving the Sam Key
tractor across a bridge on Basket
mountain the other day. He was
nearly across when the bridge col
lapsed, standing the tractor on end.
Had he gone two feet further the
machine would have tipped over
backward, pinning him beneath it.
A soaking rain Tuesday night
and Wednesday made assurance
doubly sure of a bumper crop in the
Weston country. Farmers are re
joicingespecially in the Uplands.
E." M. Smith and G. W. Stajrim
were absent during the first of the
week on a business trip by motor
car into Klickitat county, Washing
ton. Entertainment Monday Evening
A program of exceptional merit
and interest will be given at the
Methodist church next Monday ev
ening under auspices of the Ep
worth League It will include the
Cornet and trombone duet Mr.
Fitzpatrick and Mr. Hercher.
Violin solo Lucy Leigh Brown.
Reading Gail Williams.
Vocal solo Mr. Needham.
Guitar duet Mr. Smith and Mr.
Piano solo Ruth Shanple.
Vocal solo Lela G. Saling.
Reading Vera Tipton.
Trombone duet Virgil Lundell
and Rulon Smith.
Violin solo Lucy Leigh Hunt.
6REAT RED CROSS DRIVE
BEGINS NEXT MONDAY
Figures are proverbially dry read
ing, but the Leader deems it timely
to print the statistics furnished it
by the Oregon headquarters of the
Red Cross, which appear in our
These figures tell a wondrous
tale of self sacrifice and devotion,
when one reflects upon the great
work of the thousands of men and
women who have carried the Red
Cross into every corner of stricken
Without question Weston will
contribute its mite to this great
cause, and contribute it cheerfully.
Every potential donor has been
listed, and will be asked to contrib
ute in proportion to his means. The
donors have been divided into
classes, and all who are able to do
so will be asked to give.
The people are asked to make
the work of the campaigners as
easy as possible by responding
promptly and cheerfully. These
men are not only giving their mon
ey to the Red Cross but their time
as well. Virtually tl.ey are doing
J. H. Price has general direction
of the drive in the Weston district,
which begins next Monday. His
Precinct 15 L. I. O'Harra,
chairman; Claud Price and George
Precinict 16 E. C. Rogers, chair
man; Frank Price and S. A. Barnes,
Precinct 17 S. J. Culley, chair
man; J. M. Banister and T. L. Mc
Weston Mountain Will Hall,
chairman; W. L. Rayborn and C.
W. Avery, captains.
Reed and Hawley mountain W.
L. Smock, chairman;. Alex McCor
kell and L. C. Christenson, captains.
Umatilla county's quota is $37,
000 and Weston's $1700. Weston
subscribed $3105.50 in the first
: ! Dl S. L KEKIARD ii
i Veterinary Surgeon i!
' Hospital at corner of Main ; ;
; ; and Broad streets. ; ;
; Phone Main 253 ; ;
I WESTON SCHOOLS J
High School Commencement
The commencement exercises will
b held in II. S. auditorium Wed
nesday evening. May 22, at 8
o'clock. The graduate are Violet
Wriggle, Rulon Smith and Robert
Mr. Hurry M. Chamliers of Pen
dleton will give the address, Mrs.
R. G. Saling will sing and the di
plomaa will be presented by the
chairman of the school lord, J. M.
Banister. Mrs. F. l. Watts will
render a piano solo.
The baccalaureate sermon for the
graduating class will be given Sun
day evening in the auditorium.
Through the kindness of the minis
ters and their respective congrega
tions this will lie a union service.
Rev. S. E. Powell will preach the
sermon, there will be special music
and all are cordially invited to
Successful High School Play
The Junibr class play. "A Case
of Suspension." given last Fri
day evening at the High School
auditorium .attracted a large
and appreciative audience. A pre
lude of three numliers was given by
the pupils of the grades-a flag
drill by Miss RintouPs room, two
folk game features by Mifs Tip
ton's room, and an artistic human
flower garden scene and songs by
Miss Clark's and Mrs. Pinkerton's
The stage represented a girl's
room in a college and was kept in
good order by "Kathleen." Miss
Esther Williams, The Housekeep
er. "Judkins." in the person of
Mr. Eldon King, lent valuable as
sistance to the girls "Dorothy,"
Miss Ruth Proebstcl. "Mildred."
Miss Dorothy Proebsttl, and "Al
ice," Miss Minnie Johnson, in car
rying out their plans of entertain
ing the boys. The plan was discov
ered by the Professor, whose part
was exceptionally well carried out
by Mr. George Blomgren. When he
started to interrupt the party, the
boy, -Tom." Mr. Kendall Smith.
"Harold." Mr. Neil Graham, and
"Jack." Mr. Otis Gould, forced
him to join in. In the midst of
the merriment. "The Lady of the
Seminary," Miss Cora Bcamer,
walked in. Although caught in a
peculiar place the Professor ex
plained things to everybody's satis
faction. Judkins and the maid
were called in and a grand spread
A spirit of fun and excitement
prevailed throughout the comedy.
For an amateur performance the
play is worthy of praise, each part
being skillfully and easily handled
by the young players. Miss Sim
mons and Mrs. Fitzpatrick were
The conclusion of the evening's
entertainment was a chorus by the
High School students, with an or
chestra acompaniment under the
direction of Mr. Fitzpatrick. "The
Long, Long Trail" and "Star Span
gled Banner" were sung. Worth
Watts impersonated Uncle Sam car
rying a well filled basket of food.
An epidemic of measles has
greatly reduced the attendance of
the rooms. Mrs. Pinkerton reports
one case, Miss Tipton reports four
cases, and Miss Rintoul reports sev
enteen during the past week.
William Wriggle has not fully
recovered from his recent injuries.
It is feared he will be unable to at
tend school the rest of the year.
The eighth grade has been pre
paring for the state examinations
which are to be given Thursday and
Friday of this week.
The English second class shows
.excellent prospects of developing
some future poets. Each member
of the class has recently submitted
an original poem of two stanzas en
titled "Spring is Here."
Certificates of attendance are to
be granted all grade pupils who
have for the year a perfect at
tendance record. Those who will
receive certificates from Miss Tip
ton's room are Frances Davis, Ber
nice Fetter, Richard DeMoss, Har
old Magnusen, Maxine Culley and
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Wouldn't you like to mine into our atoru and buy
a suit at old-time prices? Fortunately wo IkhikM
before the advance and have on hand n lurgo number
f miita of exceptional value -units of tyk The
materinl la the equal of th.wo that arc now nellintf
for 50 percent more than our price. There aro
nearly 100 of theHo auiU for men and young; men
pinch back, belt or plain - good weight, gruya,
brown, blue. Ho. Size from 33 to 42 and priced at
$10, $12.50, $15 and $16
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THE RIGHT WAY TO SAVE
The way to avi on clothe i to figure the cost
by the month not by the price of a auit.
If you come here you get HAUT SCHAFFNKIt
& MARX cloth; ait wool fabric, amart tyk bet
tailoring. You won't need to buy so often. That
saves labor, wool and money imiwrtant saving.
Priced, $35 and $40
Do you want to be well dressed for $18.50 to
$26.50? IK you want to feel at home in any crowd
and still not pay too much for your clothes? Then
your next suit will be GotnxraTt.
The Clothcraft Shop, from whom wo get these
splendid garments, have specialized on medium-priced clothes
for nearly three-quarters of a century.
They have worked out a system of "Scientific Tailoring"
which, in our opinion, puts mow real Value into the clothes at a
lower cost of manufacture than any medium priced clothes we have
ever seen or know of. Fit, looks, wear are built Into these clothes
and we know you'll be pleased with them.
"5130" -122.50 Blue (the largest selling suits in America.)
'6130"-22.50 Gray. "7130" $22.50 Gray. "3130" $26.50 Gray.
"4130"-2.50 Dlue. .
Suits for Boys
We have given much study to the selection of boys' clothing.
We take a personal pride in outfitting boys in stylish, mannish
suits that mark the well-dressed lad. One hundred and fifty suits
to select from -grays, blues, etc. in materials that wear.
Priced $4-98, $5.50, $7.50, $10.00 and $12.00
We have received from the Fashion Center
(New York) a sample assortment of dainty silk
dresses that we offer for sale at far less than ordi
nary priced. Call and see these dresses, shown for a
SILK SKIRTS aid DARiTY WAISTS
An attractive showing-
Prepare for the Picnic
June 1 and 8
Coal Is Wanted
;fDr. J. C. BADDELEY ;;
; ; 6nuaU VfUrlMry larfewi ; ;
PbomtS2F8 - Athn, Oregon
Notice is hereby given that seal
ed bids will be received by the un
dersigned until Saturday, May 18,
1918, at 2 p. m., for 60 tons of coal
grade and price to be specified
to be delivered at the school house
in Weston, Oregon, on or before
September 1, 1918.
Right is reserved to reject any or
' Dated May 10, 1918.
Clerk District No. 19.
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