The gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1912-1925, February 16, 1922, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5

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FOR SALE A fine Shetland pony
mare. C. C. Catkins. tf.
Gene Gentry, leading farmer of
Lexington was a visitor in this city
on Saturday.
A. M. Zink and wife were in
Heppner on Monday from their farm
home near lone.
Guy Boyer, of this city, was at
tending the annual gathering of wool
men in Pendleton Saturday.
FOR SALE A Shure Hatch incu
bator, good as new; capacity 220
eggs; price $25. Phone 22F5, Hepp
ner. 2tp
W. P. Mahoney, of the First Na
tional bank, spent Saturday in Pen
dleton, attending the woolgrowers
Chas. H. Latourell made a trip out
to Boardman on Friday where he is
interested in putting in a branch
Ford service station.
HO ill
Governor of Farthest North
Paints Bright Picture When
Resources Become Bet
ter Known.
the Arctic Circle. Throughout the proposition; by dismissing the fool- books. It is installed in the office
'territory flowers and berries grow in ish, demagogical fear that any so-'of the school building and Mrs. F.
jprofusion. Long days and warn sun- called predatory inertest ever can orR. Bennett will have charge. Hours
i shine give sturdy growth to plant ever will gobble up so huge a land for obtaining books are as follows:
! life. Fairbanks is a veritable floral as Alaska or a material section there-: Every school day from 8:30 to 9:40
'bower in June, July and August. The of; and finally, by tardily realizing; and from 11:30 to 1:00. Tuesdays
midnight sun on the Yukon is worth that Alaska, unfettered ana given ani inursaays ana rnaays trom j:ju to
fravelino fhnnsanrts nf miles tn vft honest chance Will CODUlate Itself
esoeciallv when it illuminates go ahead and wax opulent and
iMcKinley, the towering peak of the! develop grandly and luxuriously, just
Andrew Reaney was in the city
from Lexington on Tuesday. He re
ports Mrs. Reaney, who has been
quite ill, as much improved.
County Clerk Waters was absent
from his office at the court house for
a few days at the end of the week,
going to Portland for a short visit
with his family.
J. B. Huddleston, Lone Rock
sheep owner, passed through the city
on Thursday last, enroute to Pendle
ton to attend the convention of the
Oregon Woolgrowers association.
Phil Higgins of Lena and John J
Kellv of Rock creek were two of
our flockmasters in Pendleton Fri
day and Saturday to attend the gath
ering of wool men of the state.
F. A. McMenamin, besides being
one of our leading legal lights, is en
gaged in the sheep business. He
spent Saturday at Pendleton attend
ing the convention of Oregon wool
Wm. Beymer, president of the Far
mers and Stockgrowers National
bank of this city, and extensively in
terested in the stock business, was in
Pendleton on Friday and Saturday,
attending the state woolgrowers con
vention. John Kilkenny, president of the
Morrow county woolgrowers associa
tion, was in Pendleton over the week
end, participating in the delibera
tions of the Oregon Woolgrowers as
sociation in session there on Friday
and Saturday.
County Agent Calkins went to
Pendleton on Friday to attend the
gathering of wool men from over the
state. His verdict is tthat it was
a mighty good meeting and Pendle
ton gave all the visitors a royal re
ception and good time.
S. W. Spencer and wife and C. L.
Sweek and wife made up a party go
ing over to Pendleton on Friday, the
gentlemen to take in the doings of
the Oregon Woolgrowers association
in convention there, and the ladies
to visit with relatives and friends.
Loren Gentry of Alberta and El
mer Gentry of Colfax, Wash., sons
of Mrs. Nancy Gentry of this city,
and formerly residents of Morrow
county, arrived here on Thursday last
and are making a visit to their mo
ther and brothers L. V., Jas. and
Mack Gentry.
It is now "Ruby M. Engleman,
postmaster." Miss Ruby's commis
sion came this week and she is now
in charge of the office. Mrs. Blake
will remain with her the balance of
this manth to assist her in becoming
familiar with the office work. lone
Walt Cochran received the pleas
ing news yesterday that Mrs, Coch
ran had presented him with a son
and heir, weight 9 1-2 pounds, at the
home of her mother in Elgin, Ore.
Walt has purchased a new hat, three
sizes larger than what he formerly
wore. lone Independent.
Mrs. Mary E. Hale has been so ill
for several days that her death was
hourly expected, and all near rela
tives were summoned and are now
here with the exception of one son.
This, Friday, morning however, she
is reported to have rallied and to
have taken some -nourishment. lone
G. R. Gunzel, cashier of Bank of
lone, was doing business in this city
on Saturday afternoon last. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Gunzel. The
roads between lone and Heppner are
in an almost impassable condition
in many places, and Mr. Gunzel will
be glad when the surfacing of the
highway is completed.
Judge Wm. T. Campbell perform
ed the ceremony uniting in wedlock
Mr. Adam Knoblock and Mrs. Em
ma C. Fuller, at his office at the
court house on Friday afternoon,
Ftb. 10. The contracting parties
are well known and old-time citizens
of Morrow county, and we extend to
them hearty congratulations.
Says Present System of Gov
ernment is Harming Pros
pects and Holding Back.
By Scott C. Bone, Governor of
Editor's Note. Scott C. Bone,
governor of Alaska, loves his north
ern home with a great passion. He
believes in it and, what is more to
the point for the reader, he knows
tf. In the following he tells of many
things in connection with his home
land that are unknown to the average
man and also gives voice to hopes
that may mean great things not only
for Alaska but for the entire nation
as well.
rhone NT!
ALEX GIBB, Plumber
At Bturkey'i Electrical 8hop.
diator, Rungra, Hmtrn and Tin
mm Itrpnlrrd. Dirty
Chimney Owned,
filming, Etc.
Comparatively few people know
Alaska. Fewer still comprehend it
in al its greatness.
Alaskans themselves, in major
number, have seen little of Alaska.
Eight out of ten of them have glimp
sed only small sections of the terri
tory. The average citizen of the popu
lous communities along the coast
thinks of Alaska in terms of Ketch
kan, Juneau, Cordova, Valdez and
Seward. To him this average Alas
ka citizen Alaska as a whole is al
most as it is to the average citizen
of the outside world.
The tourist who visits these shores
is overwhelmed with the scenic beau
ties presented to the eye on every
side, from Dixgn's Entrance through
the panoramic Inside Passage of
Skagway at the head of Lynn Canal
and, perchance, on over the White
Pass, in the Yukon territory, to
Whitehorse. But, if his journey ends
there, he does not know Alaska. He
has seen only the beginning of Alas
ka. Alaska lies beyond.
Of Great Magnitude.
The magnitude of Alaska 600,
000 square miles, or nearly one-fifth
the dimensions of the American un
ion precludes in the unopened
stage of the territory the possibility
of a general and intimate knowledge
of Alaska.
Illustrative of the prevailing mis
information is the instance of the
fine young soldier who, returning
from overseas, visited a school friend
in Boston and, at a social gathering,
was pointed out as hailing from Alas
ka. "Does he speak English?" ask
ed Miss Hiehbrow. adjusting her
glasses and inspecting him interest
Vilhdalmur Stefansson, college-
bred, in an illuminating discussion of
"The North that Never Was, gives
approval to the idea of a Cambridge
preacher that the country needs a
National University of Polite un
learning. Stefansson himself would
fit into the Alaskan chair of the in
stitution. Or equally so, Dr. Alfred
Brooks, the eminent geologist, or
Major J. C. Gotwals, practical road
builder, who has mushed the terri
tory and knows it from A to Z.
So profound a statesman as Daniel
Webster, who visioned America's fu
ture greatness, could see nothing
worthy of consideration west of the
Rocky mountains. Therefore, we
mav be patient with a Twentieth
Century denseness that still ignor
nntly visualizes Alaska as a country
of ice and snow, its mountains and
hills laden with precious metals and
its glacial scenery unsurpassed, but
really fitted for habitation only by
polar bears.
Those Misconceptions.
Something more potential with the
masses than a National University of
Polite Unlearning is required to cor
rect and dispel these ridiculous popu
lar misconceptions about Alaska and
force upon the public mind a fair and
accurate knowledge of the great
Alaska is not a monumental ice
berg or glacier. It is not snowbound
and in the grip of bitter, biting ele
ments. It is not cut off from the
world. Its ports, save those in the
region of the Arctic Circle, are open
the vear around. Its temperature in
in the interior, in mid-winter, is no
more severe than in the Northern
and far Western states. Its climate
on the coast is. generally mild and
equable, with much rainfall, but com
parable to the climate of Portland
and Seattle. Blizzards such as rage
in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Mon
tana and the East, are sometimes ex
perienced in the northernmost part
of the territory but are uncommon, if
not unknown, to coastal Aiasica ana
Alaska as a whole.
Millions of people live happily and
thrive in Norway and Sweden and in
sections of our own country under
climatic conditions no more favor
able, if not more severe, than the
ceneral climatic conditions of Alaska
Alaska's summers are ideally
pleasant and delightful on the coast
and gloriously bright and beautiful,
and often hot, in the interior. Tem
perature ranging from 80 to 90 de
crees s frequently encounterea in
American continent.
Has Farming Lands.
Alaska possesses 100,000 square
miles of agricultural lands and today
numbers hundreds of occupied home
steads under successful cultivation.
Farm products of the estimated value
of $250,000 were grown and sold in
the Tanama Valley alone the past
season. Year after year there is in
creasing cultivation.
How are these and kindred truths
about Alaska to be firmly planted in
the popular mind and the untruths
and the haif-truths forever eradica
How is the real Alaska to be re
moved from the realm of fancy and
established upon a fixed foundation
of fact,
By opening Alaska to settlement;
by inviting capital and people to
come in and making it easy for them
to gain a foothold; by unlocking its
resources and freeing the territory
from red tape rule; by unreserving
millions of acres of lands senselessly
reserved; by silencing and shunting
aside the visionaries and theorists
who succeeded in bottling up Alaska
and whose ideas have been expen
sively tried and clearly found want
ing; by proceeding with the develop
as the Western domain of the Union,
in spite of Daniel Webster's obscure
vision and dark" foreboding, pro
gressed and prospered and grew into
states and added bright stars to Old
Then, and not until then, will Alas
ka become known to the world, and
the truths about Alaska prevail un
disputed and endure, for all time.
As a first step toward all this Un
cle Sam has just completed the con
struction of a railroad from the coast
line into the inerior, from Seward to
Fairbanks, at a cost of fifty-odd mil
lions, and he has been spending ad
ditional millions in the building of
roads and trails. This means the
opening up of Alaska that it is no
longer to be hermetically sealed.
Moreover, Uncle Sam is proposing,
through Congress, to substitute a
workable system of administration
in Alaska for the cumbersome, un
workable, halting, inefficient, and ut
terly impossible system of bureau
cratic government.
Library at Lexington.
The P. T. A. of Lexington has re
ceived its traveling library from the
Oregon State library. This library
for the use of anyone in the com-
:30 p. m.
FOR SALE 1 set demountable
wheels, 2 extra rims suitable for;
Ford, Maxwell or Chrevolet. Price!
$18. Phone 824, or write Box 73,!
Heppner. 4t.
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1 Central Market j
I Fish In Season
H Take home a bucket of our lard. It
is a Heppner product and is as g
good as the best. n
of the
ment of Alaska as a big business munity who may care to use the;
Big Bargain in Small
Creek Ranch
H 16 acres, all under ditch, partly in cultivation, alfalfa,
EE strawberries, raspberries: good five room house, good
E barn and out buildings; stock and machinery; good
5 spring and well. Price $2250.00 if taken at once. 7
E miles from town.
Real Estate and Insurance, Heppner.
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of perserving
peace. "Washington.
The foregoing quotation is equally true in private life. To be prepared
for the future is an effectual means of keeping home surroundings intact
and the wolf from the door of your loved ones after you are gone.
Why not make it a point today to prepare by naming us as guardians
of your estate and allow us to handle any financial duties cannected with it.
Likewise, start a Savings Account io which we will add 4 per cent inter
est at regular intervals. It gives you and your family something to fall back
on when in need. See us today.
The First National Bank
Have that damaged
tread fixed before it
causes a lot of blow
outs and punctures
and costs you five or
six times the price of
having it repaired.
Bring It Here!
We will vulcanize it
making it as good as
Have any tire trouble? Bring it here
Tri-State Terminal Building.
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Just Arrived !
From the Factory
Carload of
Oliver Chilled Plows
All Kinds
25 Per Cent Reduction
of former prices
1 Come in and see us in regard to your future needs.
Peoples Hardware Go.
We have just received a
new shipment of
Made in Hobart, Tasmania
13-oz. Net, Pure Fruit - - 25c
$2.75 per dozen
27-oz. Net, Pure Fruit - - 45c
$4.75 per dozen
Many Flavors, Exceptional
Quality, Attractive
Carload of Olympic
Flour just in.
Phelps Grocery
Phone 53