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THE HEPPNER HERALD, HEPPNER, OREGON
Tuesday, May 29, 1923
THE HEPPNER HERALD
AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER
S. A. PATTISON, Bdrttor and Publisher
Entered at the Heppner, Oregon, Postoff ice as second-class Matter
PROTECT SOCIETY FIRST
This newspaper is inclined more and more to the con
clusion that the true way to reform criminals is by early
preventive steps that will keep them from ever entering
criminal paths. It is possible to make out a very good case
in behalf of this theory.
If that theory is correct, prisons should be considered
not as reformatories but as places where men are confined
for the protection of society. In other words, when men
are found to be degenerate or criminally minded they
.should be isolated. Where first offenders are involved in
offenses of lesser magnitude it may be wise to use the
parple at times and thus give the accused a chance to re
deem himself. Hut when a man shows the characteristics
of a chronic criminal it is usually a waste of time to coddle
him. Furthermore it endangers society.
Society is entitled to protection against criminals just
as it is entitled to safeguards against leprosy and oher dis
csses. The man Jkauchamp, who was sentenced to 20
years' imprisonment from Portland a few days ago, is an
example, lie is evidently so lacking in decency that he is
dangerous to be at large, lie might well be confined for
life, lie should not be abused while in prison and should
be allowed to live under humane conditions. But such a
man should be confined. He is a moral leper.
The theory that law enforcement should have as its first
aim the reform of the criminal is a mistake. It is usually
too late for 1 cforniation. The first aim of law enforce
ment should be the protection of law-abiding people. We
make a blunder in dealing too gingerly with habitual crim
inals. We make the path of crime seem bordered with the
flowers of sympathy and men follow it who would not do
.so if they knew that at the end of the road they would find
the gallows or penitentiary bars that would hold them.
Jt is safe to say that the men who shot Sheriff Dunlap
at Albany were not committing their first offense. They
were armed and evidently prepared to murder if they
thought the step necessary in their business. Because those
men were at large a brave sheriff is dead. Ho is the victim
of a policy that breeds lawlessness. '
There would be less crime and fewer criminals if we
would act vigorously .and thoroughly on the protective
principle and drop the reformatory idea that has been
found to be almost worthless.
The young twig can be bent; the grown tree must be it
self. Kast ( )regouian.
J. R. L. Haslam, Pastor.
Sunday school 9:45 a. m.
Bermon 11 a. m., 7:4 5 p. m.
Christian Endeavor 6:45 p m.
We are endeavoring to make our
services during the summer most
helpful and uplifting. When people
work the hardest, it is then they
peed most what a real church should
Next Sunday Velma Case will Bing
a solo at the morning service
you cannot afford to miss it
The young people will have charge
of the service at Morgan next Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. They
will also sing a special selection at
the Sunday evening service.
Everyone is invited to our prayer
meetings on Thursday evenings at
Our men and young men of the
church and congregation are plan
ning a "weinie" roast and ball game
this Friday evening. It will be a
real get-together time. Ask the
men's class about it.
how good a cigarette
realty can do maae
you musi try a
C 1 0 A RETT E
'MAKE THE FARM ATTRACTIVE'
FALSE IMPRESSION CORRECTED
Mr. S P. Wilson, former owner
the Ellis Minor ranch below lone,
takes exception to a statement re
cently made in this paper in a men
tion of Mr. Minor's ranch. Ti
statement was to the effect that
when Mr. Minor bought the place
three years ago "it was not making
taxes and interest." A remark made
by Mrs. Minor during the writer's
visit there was to the effect that the
first year they had the place, be
cause of a light crop and a low price
for hay, they were hardly able to
pay interest and taxes, which was no
doubt true of most of the farmers
and stockmen in this and adjoining
counties that year. The statement
as printed was unfortunate because
unintentionally misleading. Every
body who knows Mr. Wilson knows
that he was one of the most success
ful farmers and stockmen in the
county and that his taxes were al
ways paid on time.
Ford car, 1917 model, in good
condition. Three new tires, shock
absorbers, outside brakes, new top,
car freshley painted. Goes for $200
quick sale. Inquire at Herald office.
Heppner, Ore. 5-tf
I have good pasture for about 1 5
heard of horses si xmiles east of
Heppner on Whetstone ranch. Good
grass and water. G. H. Bryant, Box
5", Heppner, Oro 5-Gp
DECORATION DAY SERVICE
TO BE HELD TOMORROW
Boardman, Ore., May 28. Mrs.
Charles McDaniels and Zoe Hadley
returned on Saturday from Hard
man where they have been visiting
the past week. They were accom
panied home by Mrs Bleakman and
daughters, Beth and Alice, who will
visit a few days with friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Hereim moved
back into their town residence after
living on the east end project for the
past two years.
C. G. Blayden returned the first
of the week from North Bend where
he was a delegate to the Grand En
campment of I. 0. O. F On his re
turn trip Mr. Blayden visited a few
days with the C. C. Paine family at
Mrs. Eugene Cummins left on Sat
urday for a visit with relative at
The P. T. A association met Fri
day afternoon.' Officers elected for
the coming year: President, Mrs.
Ballenger; vice president, Mrs,
Rands; secretary, Mrs. Gibbons;
treasurer, Mrs. Cramer.
Superintendent and Mrs. Mulkey,
Mrs. Frank Cramer, Mrs Gladys
has moved into new quarters in the I. O, O. F.
Building on Main Street and is now
open for business
GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE AT
EDWARD CH1NN, Proprietor
Gibbons and Norma drove to Hepp
ner Thursday on a pleasure and bus
Henry Klages and son, Fred, made
?, business trip to Hood River last
Mrs. Henry Klages and children
and Misses Wilma Gilbreth and
Frances Blayden left Saturday morn
ing for Hood River where they have
employment in the berry fields.
Mrs. Clay Warren and children
left Thursday evening for a visit
with relatives in Portland.
Mrs. Dingman returned Friday
from Portland where she has been
visiting with rer sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davis of Port
land visited a few days last week at
the Ralph Davis honio
Returns from the recent state ex
aminations show that all applicants
from the Boardman school were suc
cessful. Following is class roll of the'
eighth grade which consisted of 12.
members: Louis Klages, Erma
Brayles, Nellie Messenger, Marie
Messenger, Katherine Berger, Geni
veve Gorger, Deibert Johnson, Ar
thur Chaffee, Alex Ayers, Arthur
Bailey, Hector Wicklander and Nor
Mrs. Tate and babies left Sunday
for a visit with relatives in Condon
Mrs. Nels Christianson was a Her
miston visitor on Friday.
The fifth nutrition meeting was
held on Saturday, May 19, and was
attended by a good crowd. Because
of summer work making it impossi
ble for so many to attend, the sixth
and last meeting will not be held
until early fall. t
Miss Myrtle McNeil of Portland
visited last week at the Nick Faler
A correspondent in a Washington country weekly
newspaper criticizes wheat growers of the community be
cause they fail to "make the farm home attractive" and
consequently lose their children to the city.
Such bosh! These tirades about rural community cen
ters, churches, schools, barn-door moving pictures, and
what not. The farm is made attractive not only for chil
dren hut for adults as the farm prospers. N,o farm will
carry much appeal for anyone, no matter what age, so long
as wheal which costs $1.5 or more a bushel to produce
sells for )0 cents.
Ten dollar-a day wages in the city will continue to draw
from the farm so long as the farm continues to draw from
the farmer instead of reimbursinsr him for his investment
and his labor. Moving pictures and community centers)
are fine; they'll come with farm prosperity, not before.
Newspaper letter writers can belter discuss the real
trouble, the agricultural economic situation, and advocate
co-operation or what else they can find to improve condi
tions, than to censure the farmer who has more burdens
now than he can earrw The Producer.
We Are Headquarters
Camp Equipment for
Fishing Tackle, Guns
of all kinds
Call and inspect our line before starting
on that summer outing trip
GILLIAM & BISBEE
"THE WINCHESTER STORE"
Appropriate services have been ar
ranged for tomorrow. Decoration
Day, in memory of the nation's dead'
which will participated in by the
American Legion, Boy Scouts, Grand
Army, Woman's Relief Corps and
local fraternal orders.
Citizens will gather at the fair
pavilion at 10 A M., when the fol
lowing program will be given:
Song Velma Case.
Duet Mesdames W. E. Moore and
Address 9. E. Notson.
Song Dorothy Hill.
At the cemetery the W. R. C will
conduct the services at the soldiers'
Places of business will be closed
during the services.
OliKGOX CO-OIMIi ATIVK II AY
;itowi:ns hold meeting
The annual meeting of the Oregon
Co-operative Hay Growers was held
in llermiston Monday, May 21.
A general report on the work of
the ear showed Hint the association
had received an average of nearly
$15.00 per ton f- o. 1). cars for No 1
liny, which was approximately $2.50
above the average received for the
same grade of hay from Yakima val
ley, which has more favorable freight
It was considered by the members
present that tho association this year
had made a very favorable showing
and It was generally expressed that
with more tonnage better prices at
less operating cost could easily be
In consideration of the report that
Yakima County Farm Bureau had
passed resolutions calling a meeting
of northwest hay growers to consider
th,e possibility of organizing a larger
association, it was voted that th
Oregon association send a delegation
of at least five members to attend
this conference. It was generally
expressed that there was vital need
of such a larger organisation.
Under the head of election only
one new director was elected, F. A.
Baker of Staufietd being unable to
serve because of other pressing bus
iness, and It. P. Mess taking his
place. The directors for the ensu
ing year biv'. F. L. Jewe't, I.ee
Savely, Uuwley J. Bean. A. W Cot.
). A. Scott. J. A. Foss. H. li. Rees.
Geo. W. Itcddow.
At the elos eof tho meeting a vote
of thanks was given the officers and
directors for their management of
affairs during the past year
Economy the Spirit
of the Times
DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK WHAT
YOU PAY FOR FANCY CONTAINERS?
IS A GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF THE FACT.
YOU PAY FROM 7c to 8c PER POUND
FOR THE LITHOGRAPHED CANS
WE CARRY A LINE OF BULK COFFEES AT
333c - 35c - 40c