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The" Heppner Gaielte, Established March 30, 1883
The Heppner Times, Established Nov. 18, 1897
Consolidated February 15, 1912.
VAWTER CRAWFORD, - Editor and Proprietor
Issued every Thursday morning, and entered at
the Postoffico at Heppner, Oregon, a second
Six Months, ....
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sertions, 12 l-2c, display, regular, 12 l-2c;
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line, 5c; church socials and all advertising of
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Thursday, February 22 1912
A little over a year ago the un
dersigned purchased the Hepp
ner Gazette from Fred Warnock,
and since that time has been
struggling along to get out a
readable newspaper and scram
ble for an existence in a commun
ity, thoroughly appreciative, yet
too limited for the financial suc
cess of two papers.
But a change has taken place
as will be noted from the heading
of the paper this week.
The puplishing business of Mr.
E. M. Shutt, run under the style
of the Heppner Times, has been
taken over by me and will hence
forth be run in connection with
the Heppner Gazette under the
name of The Gazette-Times.
This deal has been made possi
ble through the earnest co-operation
of the business men of Hepp-
uer, who have backed up the
move with moral and financial
support, and it is now "up to us"
as proprietor of the combined
newspapers of Heppner, to come
throusrh and make good.
We do not enter upon this new
venture with the idea that we
have a picnic, or that it is a bo
nanza. But we do take up the
work with new energy and sin
cere pride. We are indeed proud
to be living in a community and
among men who have proven to
be such loyal friends, and it will
ho our most earnest desire to
make a success of the Gazette
Times, and to soon make it a pa
per that this community and the
people of the county at large will
be proud of. In our efforts along
this line we ask your earnest co
It is not our intention to start
off with a big flourish and dis
play of banners but rather to
gradually work up to the ideas
that we have mapped out, and to
do this will take some time. We
will make no big promises but
will endeavor to run a clean,
newsy local sheet and assume
metropolitan airs when the prop
er time has arriveq to do so.
We shall be Independent Re
publican in politics, looking more
to the support of good men and
measures rather than mere part
isan candidates and policies.
Having no enemies to punish,
or personal grievances to air, we
shall at all times aim to be fair
in the diacussion of questions that
m..y arise, and with this hrief
ontimo find announcement, we
shall make room for the "obit
nnrv" of Editor Shutt. whose
short ear cr in the new-peper
field iii Ht-ispner ha. thus ternii-
nplod. and who will now enter
the field of those engaged in the
laudable pursuit of making a liv
ing by the sweat of their brows.
V AWT L" It C it A Y FOKD.
DACK TO THE SOIL.
As Mr. Crawford has stated
above. The Gazette and The
Times have been consolidated,
and henceforth Hewmer will
have but one newsuauer. This
should have been done long ago.
One well-patronized paper will
give the town a much better
send-off to strangers than two
that are not so well patronized.
j It will also be less expensive and
! entirely more satisfactory to all
the business men and other pa
trons." We trust that the busi
ness men of Heppner will stand
Bolidly back of the Gazette-Times
in the future and discourage any
opposition. Mr. Crawford is J
splendidly equipped and fully
qualified to handle the field here,
and I bespeak for him a very suc
cessful business career.
My ambition for the past 20
years has been to some day own
and operate a fine dairy and hog
ranch in sunny, healthful Mor
row county. naving now ac
quired the well-known Wiley
Wattenberger alfalfa farm on
lower W'illow Creek and having
disposed of all my town property
except the former Times building,
my dream is about to be realized.
It is my aim to at once begin to
build a splendid herd of pure bred
Jersey dairy cows and a large
band of Poland China hogs, with
fruit, poultry and bees as by-products.
My sincere thanks is hereby
extended to all the business men
of Heppner and Morrow county,
as well as all other patrons, for
their liberal patronage and great
kindness to me and mine during
onr 14 vears' residence in Hepp
ner. That very foolish notion of
leaving this great land of golden
opportunities, with its perfect
climate, hospitable people and
wonderful undeveloped resources,
has not entered my head. I have
simplv moved down the creek a
short way, and shall always I
hope live among the sunny-natur-ed
people of Morrow county.
At the "Alfalfa Daiay and Hog
Farm" the Shutt family will at
all times leave the latch string
hanging on the outside to all their
old and new friends. Drop down
and see us.
E. M. Shutt.
And still the knocker is with
us. Onlv the oast week his
work was made manifest in the
efforts put forth to discourage
prospective buyers who were in
town and interested in getting
hold of some of 'our farm lands,
just because the party engineer
ing the deal is disliked by some
of the kickers. Strange that
thev cannot keeo still and let
some of these deals go through
that more people may be induced
to come to this section. The
man in question isoneof the best
informed of our citizens as to con
ditions in Morrow county; he
knows practically every foot of
land in this section and so far as
we have been able to learn he
does not mistate facts concern
ing conditions; in other words,
he is fair in all his representa
tions and is endeavoring to inter
est a good class of people and
bring to the county the kind of
citizens that we are wanting to
settle on our farms and ranches.
To discourage his efforts in the
manner that some are doing, and
impugning his motives, is mali
cious and downright mean, and
is an injury to the community.
He should be encouraged in the
efforts he is making to get set
tlers here, and this dirty knock
ing should be cut out forthwith.
Get on the side of the boosters
and help along every good move
for the upbuilding of our commu
nity; it will help you in the end,
providing there is any possible
help for such as described here.
There is much interest mani
fested in the good roads measures
as promoted by Gov. West and
the people generally are entering
into the discussion of the meas
ures in a way to get at the bot
tom of the question. As we view
the proposed laws at this time
they are in the main good but
they have some features that
seem to be objectionable. Our
columns are open to a free dis
cussion of this question by those
interested in' giving publicity to
their views, and we invite our
friends to come forward with
their ideas, expressed in as brief
a manner as the importance of
the points to be presented will
permit. Our people are all inter
ested in good roads, but the way
to get at them is the great ques
tion, and now is a good time to
begin to educate the voter on the
subject. . .
And now it is expected that ex-
Congressman Ellis will again en
ter the race for nomination from
the second district.
President Taft will reach the
people through the moving pic
ture shows according to report
in the daily press. Films have
already been completed showing
the president and his men at
work and these will be the first
to be sent out broadcast over the
C. E. Roosevelt, of Pendleton,
is the latest candidate in the field
for representative in congress
from the second district.
"Pledged to support progressive
republican polices and a square
deal for Oregon," is the slogan
of his announcement. Mr. Roos
evelt is a relative of Teddy, and
a successful business man of
The special board which recent
ly investigated the West Umatilla
project with a view to its exten
sion, have filed their report with
the authorities at Washington,
and strongly recommend the
construction of the project that
will irrigate more than 30,000
acres of land. Just what action
the Interior Department will take
is not yet made known, as at this
time no details are available.
It was Theodore Roosevelt who
said: "No man of better train
ing, more dauntless courage, or
of higher and finer character
than William Howard Taft ever
came to the presidential chair."
It can well be added that no pres
ident of the United States ever
before came so near to accom
plishing that which he was elect
ed to accomplish if he could. He
will be kept in the office for an
other term, without doubt.
The state-wide movement to
interest pupils of the public
schools in gardening and poultry
raising is to receive the support
and encouragement of the lead
ing officials of the Portland school
system and of thirty five princi
pals of city schools. In addition,
President Kerr, of the Oregon
Agricultural College, has pledged
the support of that institution.
It will have bulletins distributed
to the principals, teachers and
pupils of the schools. Officials
of the local Y. M. C. A. reported
that last season more than 300
gardens were planted by the
school children of Portland, most
of them in the back yards of the
thickly settled sections of the
city. The interest in the move
ment this year will result in a
great increase over the number
of gardens planted in 1911.
By its action on Monday last in
refusing to take jurisdiction in
the test suits before that body in
volving the constitutionality of
the initiative and referendum in
Oregon, the Supreme Court of the
United States has given practical
affirmation that the principle is
constituional. Chief Justice
White delivered the opinion in
the following words:
"The issue is political and gov
ernmental, and therefore is not
within the reach of the judicial
power. It follows that the case
present is not within our juris
diction, and the writ of error
therefore must be, and is, dis
missed for want of jurisdiction,"
Only congress can now step in
to interfere with the principle of
the initiative and referendum,
and this is not likely. The Ore
gon law is here to stay.
Surprise is frequently express
ed because there are so many
school children who are bad spell
ers, but there is a substantial rea
son for it. In a certain city in
Kansas very few of a short list of
words were spelled correctly by
twelve school and college stu
dents. Now these pupils are not
taught the way their fathers and
mothers were. Under the old
public school system there were
spelling bees in the schools and
I the pupils took pride in excelling.
Under the spelling bee system
children between the ages of 8
and 12 can acquire quite a large
vocabulary by the practice of
spelling words of several sylla
bles. The rising generation is
full of poor spellers, but it is not
their fault, for little attention is
paid to that accomplishment. It
would be well for all teachers to
put their pupils through a course
of spelling every few days, and
also to teach them to read aloud.
Reading, writing and spelling
should go hand in hand. Those
lacking these accomplishments
are not far removed from the
The United States Department
of Agriculture offered to detail a
thoroughly competent man to de
vote all his time to expert assist-,
ance in agricultural matters in
the various Oregon communities
if they would stand one-half the
necessary expense. Because of
the necessity of taking immediate
action, R. B. Miller, Traffic Man
ager of the 0.-W. R. & N. Co.
offered to assume the expense
and Secretary Wilson has stated
that the man detailed to Oregon
would begin his work about July 1.
This will give Oregon the serv
ices of two men doing this kind
of work. The 0-W. R. & N. Co.
has already had its own expert
in the field for several weeks in
structing farmers, fruit growers
and gardeners in the subject of
crop rotation, stock raising and
diversified farming. The work
of two such experts, supple
mented by the operation of dem
onstration trains and the efforts
of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, it is aaserted will result in
great and permanent develop
ment of the agricultural interests
of the state.
An attractive line
of the above
watches carried in
Our Specialty is Fitting
Notice for Publication
Departmnet of the Interior
V. S. Lincl Office at The Dalles,
Oreot;a, Febrimry 6th, 1912.
Notice in hereby given that Michael
C. Marshall, of Willows, Oregon,
who, on March 18th I9()5,mr.fle Home
stead. No. 14293 Serial To. OGoll), for
SWi SW;4',Sec24. nnd E,'8' NE!4',
SEi NEJii , Section 23, Township 4
North, Rano 23 East, Willamette
Meridian, has filed notice of intention
to make Final fivo year Troof, to
rstabliph claim to the laud above
described, before O. O. Patterson, U.
S. Commissioner at bin oflko at
Ilepmicr, Oregon, on tho 19th day of
Claimant names us witnesses!
F. D. Deos, Jess Deos, Patrick
Farley, of Willows Oregon, and H.
II. Weston of Coyote Ore.
fl5-mll C. W. MOORE, Register
The Rebekahs will give a Raga
muffin party at Odd Fellows hall on
Saturday evening, Feb. 24. The
Rflbekahs, their husbands and sweet
hearts are invited. All coming in
good clothes will be fined 50c.
Hark, hark, the dogs do bark,
The beggars are coming to town
Some in rags and some in jfgs
And some In velvet gowns.
Oome before sapper, wear your
oldest clothes, bring plenty of pennies
and don't go boms ontt you Lav too.
carry a policy in tfc