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Tuesday. October 31, 1922
THK IIKPPNKR IIER'ALD. IIKITXKR. ORKGOX
The purpose of the compulsory public school attendance hill is to insure
tno instruction of all Oregon children of grammar school aire in a con ::ior
language, a common history and common ideals, to the end that American
unity shall be promoted, American ideals safeguarded and American insti
This bill is proposed because its supporters believe that only bv universal
education of our children on standard and uniform lines can these things be
This bill proposes no religious restriction?. It cnntemulates no limitation
of the right of the parent to teach reHalon to his child in his own way and
according to his own belief. "It raises no issue of religious deference.
This bill is purely a measure to insure that all children bv attending the
public schools snail be taught alike curing their grammar school vears so
that their outlook may grow to be a unified outlook for the common weal
and for their country and its institutions.
To make an all-American nation we must have all-American instruction
of our children along recognized stamhu-d lines. Ignorance of American
Ideals and institutions and language is the greatest menace to them, because
those who do not understand them properly do not support them.
One, Flag One School One Language
P. S. MALCOLM, 33,
Inspector-General in Oregon,
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
, (Paid Advertisement)
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"Best in the West"
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McAtee & Aiken
OTTS rOBEFATITEBS WES2 EDU
CATED IN PfllVATE SCKOCLi
To the 1-Mitor:
Wl.ere a.re we drifting? '
We read of agnation in certain states
fur laws to compel the teucmiis or me
Hible in the public schools; iii others
the toiu-hins of unScrlptural science is
compuisory, which will result in a sure
crop 01 inl"ide's. Xow. we leant thiit an
attemi t is tiein;? made in some states
lose all private schools, and compel
all chihiren of the first eight grant.
to attend tiie public schools.
This vroposed measure is hostile to
e ri;,h;s of ceryv American citizen,
d is not in a rvord with the i,'uaran-
lees ot civil and rtrwoi.3 1. Horry vo.u-ii-
1 to every individual citizen under
our t Lileral C onstitution.
lie lias a right to reuuiie all
its citizens to rce.-ive a certain ainoiLUi
miming m the lunaa
! citizenshii': but the
have the riirht to say
BIG SCREEN PUNCH
in to Man," Harry Car
ey's New Picture, a
Junior Red Cross
Praised for Work
The advancing standard of the Jun
ior American Red Cross made two out
standing gains (luring the last year
one in the field of domestic activity,
which is rapidly linking up the schools
with the Junior program, the oilier a
gain of a dozen countries in Kurope
pledged to organize Juniors on lhc
lines of the American organization.
For this accomplishment the American
Juniors earned the hearty endorse
ment of the League of l!.d Cress So
cieties for its "Tea!!en of an inter
national spirit of human sulhlaniy
among young people villi a vi. vv to
preparation of a new civilization for
The forthcoming annual report of
the American Ited Cross for the year
ended June .'JO, 19'", will show 24,528
schools enrolled, with a total of 4,4SS
845 pupils wearing the "I Serve" but
ton of the American Junior Red Cross
the badge of unselfish service earn
ed by each individual member through
In international school correspond
ence TUti classes and schools engaged
in friendly eoiimmnioallon with (!L';i
schools in Kuropean countries, !)0
schools in United States territories,
lo in South Africa and 1(1 in a miscel
laneous list of foreign countries. The
work in foreign fields in establishing
playgrounds, school libraries, sewing
and manual training classes, homes
for war orphans, school reconstruc
tion in devastated areas, encouraging
'-. immunity gardens and many other
activities was financed through the
Xalional Children's Fund raised by
Ihe Juniors at a cost of $.'i:iS.2.Tr.-!0.
I mring the year $."(!. !I'J2. 7!) was con
trii'utcil toward the fund, in w hich m.
July 1 there was a balance of $201,-Stil'.oS.
NOTICK TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned has been duly appoint
ed by the County Court of the State
of Oregon for Morrow county", as Ex
ecutrix of the Last Will and Testa
ment of V. O. Minor, deceased and
that she has qualified as such.
All persons having claims against
the said estate must present them to
the undersigned, properly verified, at
the office of Woodson & Sweek, at
torneys, in Heppner, Oregon, on or
before six months from the date of
the first publication of this notice.
Date of first publication October
MAHALA MINOR, Executrix.
CALL FOK CITY VAKRAXTS
All general fund warrants, City of
Heppner, registered on ..- before Sep
tember 30th, 1921, vi'.l be paid on
presentation at office of City Treas
urer on and after November 10th
1922, at which date interest on said
warrants will cease.
Dated at Heppner, Orejon, October
LEON VT. BT.IGGS,
Treasurer City of Heppner.
COUNTY TREASURER'S NOTICE
All Morrow county warrants drawn
on the general fund and registered
from January 1 to January 31, 1922,
both inclusive, will be paid upon pre
sentation at my office on cr after
November 13, 1922. Interest ceases
after that date.
T. J. HUMPHREYS,
27.28 County Treasurer.
NEWSPAPER SPACE IS VALUABLE
Conneaut Lake Breeze: A newspaper
Kives away much, especially where char
ity is con. erned, but it does not' follow
that the publisher shuM adopt charity
as an established custom and open the
door freely to all corners. Space is the
only thing that a newspaper has to sell,
and the putdisher who grives it away is
r.o wiser than the men hunt w ho gives
away a hat or a suit of clothes to the
man who comes into bis store and asks
HEPl'XKIt TEAM ARE
In a well written story on the re
cent Heppner-Fossil football game
played at Fossil, the Fossil Journal
pays the following tribute ' i.o the
"In regard to the visiting team,
too much cannot be said about the
spirit -which the Heppner team
showed. Although they knew that
they were beaten, they 'p'ayed the
game and playd it hard, until the
ivhistie blew. Any coach or any
high school should be proud of the
;aineness and sportsmanship that the
Heppner team showed in the game
mentals of o,i,
state does not
where the cc.id of a parent shall
educated, or t!i5 pre -ise road taut shall
he followed in reaohius the liiiellectiipi
standard set up by the state. The state
may presenile certain fundamental
sttuli.es, but it cannot dictate the precise
textbooks and formulas of the curricu
lum. Likewise, the state has rifvht to
require a definite amount of pipnL ry
Iraininu on tht part of tho-e who shali
constitute the public and private teach
ers of the children in iis domain. The
state has a right to teat tl.e intellect
but it does not have the rii-rht to shac
the ftittellect without the consent of the
parent, who has the first claim upon
The parent, and not the state, has a
rh.rht to decide the character of educa
tion the child is to receive whether it
is to be partly religious, or altogether
The public schools, which are under
the direct supervisdon of the state, can
not impart spiritual or religious in
struction. If, therefore, a parent or a
denomination desires to give a child not
only physical and intellectual training,
but spiritual Instruction also, the state
should welcome sath a plan rather than
deter it. Because, as a rule, the child
that is instructed in spiritual things as
well as secular matters, makes a better
citizen than one whose education has
been purely secular.
We should not forget that our fore
fathers who founded this great Keipub
Hc, and who framed fy us our Consti
tutional laws, and gave us our ideals of
true Americanism, were all educated in
private schools For more than fifty
years after the founding of our Repub
lic, we were winthont any public schooil
system, and our government was main
tained and prospered, and all its- citi
zens who received any education, were
trained in private schools. This proesv
Cunclu.savely that private schools, even
without the supervision of the stat- are
cot cetrimental to good government, and
are cnioaible of producing 'be bignest
and noblest tvpe of patriotic citizens,
However, good the public school sys
'eni nny be, It may r.ttooipt to train
useful ami p yal citizens for this world
The Christian school will do all this,
and besides give a spiritual training for
citizenship in the world to come.
Plato said, "A good education Is that
which gives to the body and to the soul
all the perfection or which they are
capable." If the wise parent refuses
to give his child this ncre complete
education at his own expense, why
should anyone object?
The growing tendency on the part id
some lo obliterate personal freedom in
matters of religion is greatly to lie de
plored. Kvcry American parent as siiflt
should rise up in defense of his in
alienable right. Kvery true love'r of
liberty and or the ideals of true Amer
icanism should work earnestly, setting
before the people the principles involv
ed in this issue, and present an effect
ual protest against the encroachments
upon the rights of conscience and the
grant of religious liberty.
I'nless this is done with all diligence,
we shall awake some not far distant
day to the fact that we, have lost the
dearly bought liberty of which we have
boasted, and have drifted back to the
methods employed by the dark ages.
Very sincerely yours.
CLA It A II. WI.NTIOItTON.
A very spectacular punch is promised
in the Western p'noh.jiKiy cumins to the
Star theatre ncl Saturday, "-Man to
It is a Vni crsal-Jewel production of
the highest type, said to he elaborately
staged, and certainly if they used five
thousand head of cattle in one stampede
scene it must 1-e.
Stuart I'aton directed the picture. tie
also handled the megaphone in the mak
ing el' "i 'onl'liet," tiie recent rtmersal
Jewel success which has gained a new
army of fans for l'l iscilla l'ean
.la 1;"U 11 -cilery's iio(el of the West
and the .-oiilh.ast was adapted to the
needs of Cai.y by Ueorgo C. Hall. It
emborics viri'e (!e:nen!s of masculine
cliaracieri.alion for f'e star, who im
personates a direlect human in the dives
of Tiva-Tiva. called home by the death
of his father consequent to a series of
thrilling adventures and his inheritance
of a large Arizona ranch.
Lillian Rich has the leading feminine
role, while Harold Goodwin, Alfred Al
len. Charles Le.Moyns, Willis Roliards,
.May Oiraci and others enact important
Kirk Bus & Transfer Co.
Wm. M. KIRiC, Pprietor
We Thank you for past patronage and solicit a
continuance of the same. Our best service is fot
you. Leave orders at Case Furniture Co. 01
Phone Main 634
Leave Orders at Hotel Patrick.
BAGGAGE. EXPRESS. FREIGHT.
COUNTRY TRIPS & GENERAL HAULING
WE BUY POULTRY
Highest Prices paid fcr Chickens, Turkeys,
Ducks and Geese delivered at our poultry
yards in Heppner.
Comett & Merritt,
: Heppner, Oregon Phone Main 615
r ' " ' I
Phil Cohn returned fro.n Portland
Sunday aite; spending several days in
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Calkins and
children returned from a visit at Cor
vtllis Sunday morning.
Mrs. Claud Cox, who has been at
Rochester, Minnesota, for several
weeks under treatment from Mayo
Bros, returned last Wednesday eve
nnig much improved in health.
Ed Bucknum and son have return
ed from Monument where they re
cently finished construction on a con
crete store building for William
Hamilton to replace one destroyed
by fire in that town last summer.
The building is 40x50 with an 18
foot wing. Mr. Hamilton is the lead
ing merchant of that live little inland
Charlie Latourell, manager of the
Latourell Auto Co., of Heppner and
Boardman, likes to hunt ducks Just
as well as he lik"s to cell Fords and
by way of gratifying that weakness
he has leased a duck preserve on the
Boardman project for his own and
his friends use.
In mentioning the basket social arid
dance at Parkers hall last Saturday eve
inr g the type ?ot mixed making the lo-ar-on
of tre hail rad "Six-shooter" can
yon instead of Sixiloliar canyon. Those
;hin-'s w:ll happen even in the bej-t t k-Jiiitt-'i
W. G. Scott, banker and ware
houseman of Lexington,, was a busi
ness visitor here yesterday.
Tom Ingram, who has been in the
mount ins all summer with the Bar
ratt sheep, expects to leave today for
Baker to spend the winter.
g and the ij0V
When a candidate for the high office of governor bases his candidacy on certain
claims and promises as to what he will do if elected, the public is entitled to have his
claims analyzed and examined.
In this campaign, Walter Pierce has gone
about the country melo-dramatically tearing tax
bills in two by way of illustrating what he will
do to taxes if elected.
The voter, then, should analyze the tax mat
ter to the extent of becoming informed as to
just what part the governor plays in imposing
or reducing taxes.
In the first place, the voter should know that
the t al levy in Oregon for 1922 is $40,473,906.
This is a reduction of over $1,500,000 from
last year, so that it will be seen the high cost of
government following the war is already reced
ing. Of this 1922 levy of 40 million, over 31 mil
lion was for county, city and school district
purposes, over which the governor could have
no possible control whatever.
Of the remaining 9 million for state purposes,
only 3'2 million are taxes over which the legis
lature has any discretion, and of this amount,
only 2Y2 million are for the actual expenses of
state government and might, therefore, in even
the remotest degree, be charged to the methods
employed by the governor in administering the
In passing, it should be noted that this state
levy is an increase of 41 per cent, since 1916,
and not several hundred per cent, as stated on
various occasions by the democratic candidate.
It should also be noted that less than half of
this 41 per cent occurred during Mr. Olcott's
administration. This ability to keep down the
cost of the state government to so small an
increase, when living expenses in the ordinary
home in the same period increased over 100 per
cent, is a most creditable showing.
MR. PIERCE'S TAX RECORD
It is proper at tttis point to examine Mr.
Pierce's own record on taxes and see if past
actions as a legislator square with his words.
Of the $9,376,289 of state taxes for 1922,
which include the millage taxes, MR. PIERCE
SPECIFICALLY HAS APPROVED OK
$8,564,039, or 92 per cent. He had no chance
at most of the other 8 per cent.
Of the 1922 state taxes. Pierce introduced
bills accounting for $1,429,120, or 15 per cent.
In addition to this, he voted for tax bills
introduced by others to the amount of $6,114,-
109, and he has given his public approval on
numberless occasions of measures passed since
he was returned from the legislature causing
taxes amounting to $1,020,804, making a total
of state taxes approved by Pierce of $8,564,038,
or 92 per cent of the total 1922. There is no
telling how much of the remainder he might
have approved if he had had a chance, and it
may be significant that the state taxes have
decreased over 11 per cnt since Mr. Pierce was
retired from the State Senate.
Mr. Pierce has always been a consistent tax
booster. He voted against only three per cent
of all the appropriations of the 1919 session of
the legislature and voted for all the appropria
tions of the 1920 special session.
In 1917 Mr. Pierce introduced a bill to exempt
money, notes, mortgages and accounts from
taxation. Yet he poses as being anxious to
take the burden off real estate!
He voted for submission of $400,000 bond
issue to build a new penitentiary.
Mr. Olcott, at no TAX expense and with
prison labor, has fixed up the old penitentiary
in excellent shape for another 25 years.
Mr. Pierce voted against accepting road ma
chinery from the government. That macliincry
Jiow amounts in value to $1,800,000.
GOVERNOR OLCOTT'S RECORD
The above are but a few of the extravagances
of Pierce. Mr. Olcott, on the other hand, has
conducted the business of the state in an eco
nomical, sane and business-like manner. He
has saved the state thousands of dollars because
of his level headedness and his intitnale knowl
edge of state affairs. He built a new Boys'
Industrial School Building by diversion of a
millage fund, and therefore, without a single
cent additional tax. He has insisted upon devel
opment of the various state farms connected
with the state institutions until the present year
shows the unprecedented income from this
source of $491,511. He is no talker, no politi
cian, no idle promiser and is not seeking re-election
under false pretenses nor catering to preju
dice, but is going to the people on his own
splendid record, confident that if he can but get
that record and Mr. Pierce's record before the
voters of Oregon that he will be vindicated on
election day, Tuesday, Nov. 7tlv
REPUBLICAN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
WALTER L. TOOZE, Chairman. C. E. INGAIJLS, Secretary.
We wish to announce to the people of Heppner and Morrow county that we
are open for business with a complete line of dry goods, notions, mens' clothing and
furnishings, shoes, and groceries. .
Our stock is new and we respectfully solicit a share of your patronage,
priceswill be as low as is consistent with the quality of merchandise will merit.
GIVE US A TRIAL
W. P. PROPHET & CO.
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