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Volume 39, Number 22. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 31, 1922. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
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Heppner Visited by State Chairman
Tooie and State Secretary Ingslls.
Gathering of County Committeemen
and Othera Add reeled Following Lun
cheon at Hotel Patrick Laat Evening.
The arrival in Heppner on yeaterday
afternoon of Walter L. Tooze, Jr., chair
man and C. E. IngalU, secretary of the
republican itate central committee was
the meant of bringing together quite
a number of the precinct committeemen
of the county, and other leading repub
licans in a meeting following a luncheon
at Hotel Patrick last evening.
Mr. Tooie is a leading attorney of Mc
Hinnvlile, while Mr. Ingalli is editor of
the Gatette-Times of Corvallia and a
leading figure in the affairs of the city
where the Oregon Agricultural college
is looted. Both are very enthusiastic
party men and take much interest in po
litical affairs of the state. Mr. Tooie
has been in a number of counties of the
state in the interests of the party and
planning for the coming campaign and
he was joined by Mr. Ingalls at Pendle
ton, where a series of stirring meetings
were held on Tuesday, and it is reported
much good was accomplished in bringing
together the warring factions of the re
publican party of our neighbor county
to the east.
Adresses were made by both Mr. Tooze
and Mr. Ingalls at last night's meeting
and while it was not found necessary to
court the good offices of the dove of
peace in this county, there appearing to
be nothing of a disturbing nature in the
party ranks here, yet what the speakers
had to say was listened to with close at
tention, snd much of interest was pre
sented. Following the meeting the coun
ty central committee held a short ses
sion and plans were outlined for the
carrying on of the campaign in the coun
ty, the state committeemen being pled
ged the loyal support of the county and
precinct organizations.
Voting a straight ticket from gover
nor to constable and placing party in
terests above personal ambitions was the
strong plea of Mr. Tooze, who is intense
ly a party man, and believes strongly in
party organization. He made a storng
plea for party harmony; stated that he
had no use for the man who would go
to the primaries and help nominate a
man for office and then vote against him
in the general election; the following
of such practices by many in Oregon
under our present political system was
disrupting both the republican and dem
ocratic parties and was the means of
getting men and measures on the ballot
that were not worthy; it was destroying
the statesmanship of the country and
leaving the dominant parties leaderless,
as men were elected to office who had no
principles of any sort to stand for. We
should get back to strict party organi
sation, and Mr. Tooze is traveling the
state just now for the purpose of re
storing the republican party. He pleads
for party harmony and solidarity and
sounds a warning against issues that
tend to break down party unity and de
clares that the republican party needs
right now to fortify itself against the
Attack which the non-partisan leagut is
preparing to make in this Btate; they
have captured the democratic organiza
tion of Idaho and through the indiffer
ence of party men and-the operations of
cat political system covering a period
of tome twenty years past party organ
izations in this state have become so
weakened that they fail to stand out
Against the propaganda of the non-partisan
league and it will take united ac
tion to keep then out of this state.
Mr. Tooze recalled that this country
-was founded by people seeking political
and religious freedom, and he declared
that the right to worship as one pleases
and still have political equality with oth
er citizens is the inherent right 6f ev
ery American citizen, and deplored the
Injection of the "religious" question Into
state politics.
"I belong to no clique or faction," he
said, "and am not anti this or pro that
except that I am pre-republican and ev
erything that tends to build up the par
ty." He declared that he stood person
ally for representative government as
opposed to democratic government by
which latter term he referred to a gov
ernment giving the people direct control
through primaries, the initiative and re
ferendum. His desire was to perfect a real or
ganization in the republican party of
the state and to make the party a reality
and not merely a theory. He said he
hoped to Impress the republican voters
with their duties as citizens and party
members, and he scored those men and
women, citizens, who professed to have
no use for politics and paid no attention
use for the citizen who had the right to
to political matters, and he had little
the ballot and never exercised it.
Mr. Tooze also paid his respects to
the democratic nominee for governor,
Walter M. Pierce, stating that he was a
man of no real convictions; had been a
populist, socialist, and most everything
else, but In the final analysis, always for
Pierce, and there was no reason why any
republican should cast his vote for him
for governor. His selection would mean
the building up of a democratic machine
in this state that it would take a series
of ycara to get rid of. The choice of a
governor for the state of Oregon Is not
a matter of personalities.
Mr. Tooze closed his address with a
plea for clean politics; he was absolute
ly opposed to boss rule in political par
ties but believed in the statesmanship
of the country running our politics and
this would be the case when all good
citizens camo forward and did their duty
In making politics clean.
Mr. Ingalls fallowed in a short ad
dress on the necesity of political parties
In a republican form of government, pre
senting the thought of a number of lead
ing statesmen, party men and historians
on this point. He has made a special
study of this subject for some time past
and has a great deal of Important data
to back up his assertions.
The women are also being organised
and will have htelr place in the party
organization along with the men, prac
tically on a fifty-fifty basis, and wher
ever the members of the state committee
go they are urging the women to take
part in the deliberations and plans of
the party.
The state committeemen were given
assurance that Morrow county will stand
by the ticket and the usual strong re
publican majority rolled up for the par
ty nominees at the fall election.
Portland Banker Views
Crops in Wallowa Co.
T. J. Mahoney, president of the Col
umbia Basin Wool Warehouse company,
spent a few days in the county the first
of the week, departing yesterday after
noon. He went through many farming
districts with Jay II. Dobbin, and saw
some wonderful crops coming to matur
ity, and other fields carelessly or im
properly farmed and bearing crops that)
spelled failure. Mr. Dobbin ahowed him
a wheat field just ready for harvest
which looked perfect, and there are oth
ers like it in the neighborhood.
The Columbia Basin company, Mr. Ma
honey said, will continue to serve the
sheep men of the northwest as it it now
doing. It handled less wool this year
than before the disturbed market condi
tions forced it to go through something
of a reorganization, but it is financing
the sheep business very largely. Mr.
Dobbin was first president of the com
nanv. Mr. Mahonev. formerly a Henn-
he Is affiliated with several financial
houses. Enterprise Record-Chieftain.
A logging "chance" on which 50 to 60
million board feet of timber can be cut
annualy for all time is the unparalleled
offer to American lumbermen by the
North Pacific District of the Forest Ser
vice of the U.S. Department of Agricul
ture, just announced by Assistant Dis
trict Forester Fred Ames. This means
that the industry established to man
ufacture this timber will never have to
be moved, and that it will always be as
sured of an ample supply of raw ma
terial. The first block of this timber to be
placed on the market is located on the
Bear Valley watershed of the Silvies
River, Malheur National Forest, north
of Burns, Oregon. The tract is estimsted
to contain 890,000,000 feet of western
yellow pine, Douglas fir, western larch
and lodgepole pine, which will be opened
for logging development under Govern
ment regulations. In order to operate
this unit it will be necessary to build a
railroad from the present terminus of
the Union Pacific at Crane through
Burns, and up the Silvies River to Sen
eca, a distance of 80 miles, Mr. Ames
says. The consummation of this sale
would bring about railroad development
for the Harney Valley which has long
been needed by the agricultural and
commercial interests of that part of Ore
gon. The unit now being advertised in
cludes 67,000 acres of fine yellow pine
similar in quality to the well known
Blue Mountain pine.
In addition to the Bear Valley area are
virgin forests containing over 6,000,000,-
0O0 feet of merchantable timber which
ill be available for future cutting. For
est officers say these timber units con
tain the finest and most extensive for
ests of western yellow pine owned by
the Government and it is expected that
much interest will be shown on the
part of operaters in the West and South
who are looking for new locations.
These forests will be developed, fed
eral experts say, that under the plan of
management proposed the forests will
produce an inexhaustible supply of tim
ber. The advertised initinl stumpage
rates are $2.76 per thousand feet for the
pine and $.50 per M. feet for the other
species, the removal of which is optional
with the purchaser. The contract will al
low twenty years for the removal of the
timber now advertised. The advertise
ment will run until February 15, 1923.
The Star theater announces a program
extraordinary for tonight and tomorrow
Thursday, August 31 and Friday, hep-
tember 1, when Chas. K. Dimond and his
Hawaiian entertainers will be presented
in a solid hour of musical entertainment.
They will offer the dreamy Oriental fan
tasy, "The Princess of Paradise," and
then William S. Hart will appear in
"O'Malley of the Mounted," a big story
of the Northwest. Admission will be,
adults, 56 cents and children, 30 cents.
Washington Results Favor
Dry Treatment for Smut
A summary of the results obtained
from the experiments conducted in the
state of Washington with copper carbon
ate for the control of smut have prac
tically all been in favor of the dry treat
ment. A report coming from the state
of Washington indicates that there was
a high percentage of smut generally
speaking throughout their entire area,
regardless of the method of control used.
The state pathologist rendered a sum
marized report, a copy of which was sent
to the Morrow county agent. The sum
mary of the results in the state of
Washington show the following smut
percentages for the different methods of
No treatment, 10 per cent; bluestone,
10 per cent; bluestone followed by lime
bath, 11 per cent; formaldehyde, 11 per
cent; formaldehyde followed by lime
bath, 10 per cent; copper carbonate, (dry
treatment), TVs per cent.
It will be noted that a high percentage
of smut was obtained in every case,
Even the copper carbonate treatment
which was the lowest still obtained alto
gether too much smut. The pathologists
feel, however, that it has given the best
results this last year and that this av
erage can be cut down by the machine
treating of the grain so that it will all
be properly done.
Reports from Washington county
agents reveal the fact that they are or
dering copper carbonate in ton lots to
fill orders for fall treatment. An order
has been placed for copper carbonate
by the Morrow County Farm Bureau and
just as fast as orders from farmers are
received accompanied by their check
their orders will be placed on file and
filled as ordered.
Gilliam & Bisbee of Heppner, Oregon,
are manufacturing a machine which
properly treats the wheat with powder
and they say that these can bo secured
idea to place your orders a few days be
in quantities but that it would be a good
fore you want the machine in order to
avoid congestion.
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
SX. 5""" Vj , l fHESE'U. BE THE )JjfZ ( " PRESERVES
4 i v i . . i war vx?ssy-r .
Writer Inspired Because
Of Recent Arrest of Youth
"Sheriff Cy Bingham, of Grant county,
was a visitor in Heppner for a short
time Friday being on his way to north
Idaho where he will spend a short va
cation visiting friends. Mr. Bingham
came via Heppner to get aome Informa
tion about a Morrow county man who is
in jhiI at Canyon on a number of bad
check charges. His name is Jimmy
Leach and he hails from somewhere in
the Hardman country and it is said he
sowed quite a crop of phoney checks
among the Grant county business men"
From Heppner Herald of August 8,
1922. . ,
(By His Former Teacher.)
Some years ago while teaching in the
4th, 5th and 6th grades of the Hardman
schools, a small boy was attending
school at the same time. He was only 6
or 7 years old at this time. During that
school year a doctor of psychology and
phrenology came into the town of Hard
man and gave a number of lectures. He
also gave readings privately to anyone
who came to him. This little boy's tea
cher was conscientiously interested in
his welfare, and after making unsuccess
ful appeals to his father to take the boy
to Dr. Cooper for a reading, she took
him herself. Dr. Cooper made the read
ing and advised that the child be placed
in a home for boys, where he might have
correct training and avoid the criminal
life he was sure to meet under the cir
cumstances surrounding him at that
time. A hopeless criminal, without prop
er training! The father only laughed
at the idea. He did not even get the boy
a respectable boarding house.
Nor e'en looked to pee if the boy had a chance
If emme in hid heritajre checked hU advance.
Were the seed that has caused this great har
vest of crime,
Buried deep, far hark in the auren of time?
In time that f nat were iniquities sown
That are now in the fourth aeneration shown T
Whs it Rcoldinjw and quarreling and flailinim
thnt hrouyht
Such a curse on his life that misfortune has
wrought 7
Was he humored and spoiled and taught to
At whatever rout the prire he would (tain?
Yes, he hails from the Hardman coun
try. The Grant county sheriff is here
looking up his record. How deplorable
the fact that his record was not looked
up years ago. His life was cursed by
his heritage. Did anyone try to prevent
this crime? Did the law make the fa
ther responsible?
Did the law try to fashion and model his aoul
By the ideal that Christ gave to ub for our
Did the law interfere when the parents, en
r tiffed
Beat the son, and in scoldings and quarrels
enfrapod ?
Did the law try to teach him his neighbor was
Of his own fellowmrn a brother, his own?
Or was it lean trouble to let him pas on,
And go on in his way, till the deed It was
Did the law take him up at a yet tender njrc
And lead him in paths that love's teaching-
And what is law for? A crime to prevent?
Must it wait til thut crime has had it's ad
vent ?
How much easier it would have been
years ago to have prevented the crime
for which this same poor, unfortunate
boy, caused by the sins of his parents,
is now in jail at Canyon. Why can not
our laws be responsible? Why does a
license for marriage have to be issued
to those who arc not mentally capable
of bringing law abiding citizens into the
world instead of criminals? Seems to
me tills is the keynote for erasing all
crime and lawlessness. Do you know
the circumstances of this boy's birth and
early life? Anyone from the Hardman
country can tell you.
But first of all we must have con
scientious officers. For
Society calls for deep thinking- men,
Men who can always, through worry and din,
Apply common sense at the right time and
And by thinking aright all crime can erase.
Can command great respect for our nntion and
laws ;
And progress will follow these efforts, because
The world will ho belter for our having been
A part of Its life, 'mong right thinking men.
Paul Hlsler is home from Portland,
where he has been for some time taking
treatment for a badly infecfed wrist and
arm. He is much better of his ailment
and thinks he will be entirely well soon.
All Over the State Just
It is gratifying to note th great de
mand that there has been for certified
seed in all parts of the county. Any
man whose seed is mixed can afford to
pay fifteen or twenty cents more per
bushel, if necessary, to get clean seed.
This is not ncessary aa it can be ob
tained so near the market price that
there is no question about the value of
getting clean seed. So many have asked
where clean seed could be cbtained, hav
ing lost the original list, that we have
asked the newspaper to htsdly iist ahem
again for your convenience.' '
Name and address Acres
L. Redding, Eight Mile 25
Harve McRoberts, Lexington 100
Joe Craig, Lexington.. 70
Troy Bogard, lone .. 800
C. R. Peterson, lone 250
John Nolan, lone . 100
U. W. Brown, lone.. 320
Earl Warner, Lexington 240
Johann Troedson, lone 160
F. E. Mason, Lexington 140
R. W. Turner, Heppner 150
0. Lundell, lone 30
Hybrid 128.
Tommy Boylen, Echo 1300
Phil Cohn, Heppner . .. 100
W. F. Barnett, Lexington. 320
Geo. McMillan, Lexington 200
1. Redding, Eight Mile 100
Leonard Carlson, lone 600
Oscar Kelthley, Eight Mile 100
C. E. Carlson, lone 200
Hard Federation.
L. Redding, Eight Mile 5
Early Baart.
Johann Troedson. lone'. 120
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
Pilot Rock Editor Has
Mysteriously Disappeared
Jean P. Kirkpatrick, owner and pub
lisher of the Pilot Rock Record, has been
missing from his home at WallaWalla
since the 15th of August, and his present
whereabouts is a mystery to his family
and friends. He left Pilot Rock more
than three weeks ago, going to Walla
Walln, where, it is reported, he was to
arrange for the getting out of a pub
lication backed by the Ku Klux Klan,
copy for which was to be prepared in
Walla Walla and the printing of the pa
per to be done at his plant in Pilot
It is stated that he reached Walla
Walla alright, and leaving that city to
return to Pilot Rock, he dropped out of
sight entirely and nothing has been
heard of him since, and his wife and
relatives are very anxious to locate him.
1 A the meantime the Record is being
published by a printer who was left in
charge of the plant by Kirkpatrick. It
is feared he has been foully dealt with,
this theory being strongly adhered to by
his relatives, while others think he was
prompted to get away because of the
depts standing against his business at
Pilot Rock.
Small Fire Creates
Excitement on Sunday
There was somo little excitement in
town just after noon Sunday, when the
fire alarm sounded, and there was a rush
for the home of W. L. McCaleb, the fire
being located in the woodshed. It start
ed from an explosion of a coal oil stove
and the prompt arrival of the fire fight
ing force prevented a bad fire. Mr. Mc
Caleb lives in the Simpson residence
and the fire had been lighted in the shed
just back of the house to do aome cook
ing for dinner. No very serious damage
resulted to the property.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Akers and Miss
Alma Akers motored to Portland on Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. Akers will spend a
couple of weeks visiting in the city and
Miss Akers will remain there for the
Funeral of Aaron Peterson
Was Largely Attended
The funeral of Aaron Peterson, prom
inent Eight Mile citizen, was largely at
tended by friends and neighbors on Fri
day afternoon, services being held at
both the residence and the Lutheran
church, near the Peterson farm, and in
terment being in the cemetery in the
church yard.
Rev. B. S. Nystrom, pastor of the
church, preached the funral discourse
and officiated at the burial, assisted by
M. L. Case, undertaker of Heppner. A
fitting tribute was paid to the departed
by the pastor, who had known Mr. Peter
son well for the past twenty years, and
was always impressed with the high I
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adopted son of our country. Music was
furnished by a choir of several voices,
and there were many beautiful floral of
ferings from the friends and relatives
of the deceased.
Aaron Peterson was born in Sweden,
September 9, 1857, and came to America
in 1888. He settled in Morrow county
and was one of the pioneers in the
Swedish settlement near Gooseberry,
where he prospered and made a good
home for himself and family. He died
at his home surrounded by his family,
August 23, 1922, at the age of 64 years,
11 months and 14 days. His health had
been failing for more than a year.
He had been married to Ida Marie
Peterson since March 13, 1886. The
marriage was blessed with six children,
namely, five sons, Richard, Ture, Henry,
Victor and Elmer and one daughter, Es
ther, all living and present at their fa
ther's funeral with the mother, Mrs. Ida
Peterson. He leaves besides, two bro
thers and one sister. The brothers are
Henning Peterson of Portland, and Pro
fessor C. Kalbert of Lindsborg, Kansas,
and the sister, Emma Johnson, residing
in Sweden.
He was a prosperous farmer, and had
succeeded by frugality and patient in
dustry in making one of the best farm
homes in the county and also in assist
ing several of his sons in getting good
farm homes in the vicinity. For many
years Mr. Peterson had been a stock
holder in the Bank of lone and one of
the directors of this bank, and in every
way he was a worthy citizen of the com
munity and held in high esteem by all
who knew him.
September J, 1922.
Dr. T. L. Cuyler says, "Religion's home
is in the conscience. Its watchword is
the word 'ought'." The thing that a man
ought, and does not. proclaims him a
weakling. Your spiritual life ought to
be sustained, the best place for that is
the church service. So we are inviting
you to the church services of next Lord's
Day. There will be just the two ser
vices, Bible school at 10 and Communion
and preaching at 11. We shall be pleas
ed to see you, come. The evening ser
vice wiU be omitted on account of th,
revival services at the Federated church.
Will Hold Auction Sale
Saturday, September 16
John E. Brenner announces that he
will hold an auction sale of all his per
sonal property, consisting of horses,
cows, farm implements and household
goods, at his ranch on Rhea creek, ten
miles southeast of lone on Saturday,
September 16. The sale will be con
ducted by F. A. McMenamin, auctioneer,
and full announcement will appear next
To our friends and neighbors who so
kindly assisted us during the last illness
and at the funeral of our beloved hus
band and father, Aaron Peterson, we ex
tend our sincere thanks. Your acts of
sympathy and beautiful floral offerings
are appreciated more than words can ex
FOR SALE 1918 Hudson speedster,
excellent condition; almost new cord
tires. A real bargain, at Heppner Garage.
the Federated Church
The Stonrs-Haslam evangelistic party
are conducting a campaign in the Fed
erated church, which began on last Sun
day evening and will continue on indefi
nitely, the services beginning at 7:45.
The evangelist, W. R. Storms, has
conducted many very successful cam
paigns. His messages stir everyone who
sits within his hearing.
Mr. Fenwick, the cornetist, is an ex
pert with the comet and will render
many beautiful selections during the
campaign. Mr. Fenwick lived in sin,
played for dances 2 years and will re
late some of his experiences.
There will be a lively song service
every night, conducted by 1. R. L. Has
lam, also special music each evening.
The boys and girls will also have a spe
cial part in the services and you will
want to hear them Thursday night.
There is special interest in the meet
ings and the crowds are increasing every
night. Come and hear the old-time gos
pel in power.
N. L. Shaw dropped in on us yester
day to put a little oil on our wheel by
placing some silver in the till. He has
finished the harvesting of his wheat crop
and has his grain all in the warehouse
at Lexington. Mr. Shaw thinks that the
farmer, while not getting quite all that
is his by right, is yet pretty well sit
uated and a happy man. The most of
his crop this year was bluestem, and the
long, cold winter was somewhat detri
mental. What grain he threshed, how
ever, is of excellent quality. Mr. Shaw
is a pioneer farmer of the Clark canyon
Dr. Huckleberry of the state board of
health was a visitor in Heppner on Wed
nesday. He is traveling over the state
and checking up on contagious diseases,
and reports that he found considerable
diptheria of rather severe form in dif
ferent localities, and suggests that it
would be well to keep an eye open for
any symptoms of this disease and have
the proper treatment applied early.
It is reported that the road contrac
tors, Messrs. Moore and Anderson, who
have just recently moved the rock crush
er to a point about three miles down
the road from Heppner, will put on an
other shift of men, working both day
and night, in order to speed up on the
contract. It will not be long now until
they have connected up with the old ma
cadam at the Wightman place.
Mrs. I. R. Esteb of Goldendale, Wash.,
is enjoying a visit at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Oscar Keithley on Eight
Mile. She has been a guest at the Keith-
ley borne for the past two weeks and
may decide to remain there for the win
ter. Mr. Keithley and family were visi
ters in the city yesterday.
Jack Hynd, mayor of Cecil, and bis
assistant, Al Henriksen, two staunch
republicans from the north end of the
county, were in the city last evening and
met with other members of the party at
Hotel Patrick to fraternise with the
members of the state committee, Messrs.
Tooze and Ingalls.
Mrs. Anna Webster, of Portland, has
been visiting at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith in this
city the past week. She will be accom
panied home by her son Freddie, who
has been spending the summer with his
Mrs. Roy V. Whiteis departed for the
east this morning to take a post gradu
ate course in nursing. She expects to be
absent for about 6 months. Accompany
ing Mrs. Whiteis was Mrs. Claude Cox.
who goes to Rochester, Minn., for an
operation at the hands of Mayo brothers
FOUND Ladies plush coat, on Hepp-
ner-Butter creek road, 1 mile east of
Sand Hollow; pair of glasses in pocket
of coat; owner can get same by calling
at this office and paying for this adver
tisement. 3t.
The little daughter of Wm. Cox near
Monument, got her arm broken one day
last week when a horse she was riding
fell with her. She was brought to Hepp
ner and Dr. McMurdo attended to her
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Parsell, Messrs
Tom Bagan and Lee Bartholomew all of
Stanfield, were week-end visitors at the
home of Mr. Bartholomew's grandmot
her, Mrs. Mary Bartholomew in this
Gus Peret, the famous rifle shot, will
give one of his exhibitions in Heppner
tomorrow, all arrangements for the
event having been fully completed by
Peoples Hardware company of this city.
Mrs. J. A. Patterson departed on Tues
day morning for an extended visit with
relatives in Illinois, Pennsylvania and
New York, planning to be absent for
about three months.
Mrs. Riley Juday, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Hughes, returned to her home
in Portland on Friday after spending
a couple of weeks visiting with her par
ents in this city.
The family of Chas. Thomson are en
joying an outing in the mountains, hav
ing joined the summer colony up on Wil
low creek, where they occjpy the Koy
niteis camp.
- Miss Jessica Suhm, formerly a teach
er in Heppner schools, accompanied by
her sister and brother, visited wkh
friends in this city for a few dnys the
past week.
A ten-pound son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Eubanks of Rhea creek on
Friday. August 25th, and mother and
child are reported to be doing well.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Latourell de
parted by car for Portland on Tuesday
to spend a week in the city where Mr.
Latourell was called on business.
Mrs Frank Turner will teach the
Blaekhorse school the coming year, con
templating going out to the school each
day from her home in Heppner.
Miss Bristow, nurse in the office of Dr.
C. C. Chick is spending a few days in
Portland this week, being registered at
the Hotel Nortonia.
FOR SALE At reasonable price, good
residence property in Heppner. For
terms, inquire this office. Bt.
A daughter arrived at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. N. Jones on last eve
ning, August 30.
For Sale New, modern bungalow,
good location. Mrs. Tom Johnson, Hepp
ner. 2t.
Three Ways of Insuring a Better Stand
r Wheat Noted by Coanty Ageat C.
C Calkins ia Giving Pointers to Mor
row County Growers.
Henry Howell told the forty farmers
that went over to Sherman county from
here that he had seen some mighty big
yields from thick stands but that he had
yet to see a big yield from a thin stand.
In other words a good stand is of first
importance. Not only is it important
from the standpoint of yield but you
get your weedy wheat from your thin
Every man knows that be wants a
good stand but the question is how to
get it. Frequently the fall showers art
most too light until late in the season
and the question as to the time of sea
son is in doubt. We believe that three
rules might be observed profitably and
which may result in getting greatly in
creased stands. They art as follows:
1. Avoiding teed injury, due to seed
2. Seeding early.
3. Seed at a uniform depth.
Judging from the use of copper car
bonate for the control of smut during
the past year indications are that it will
be largely adopted and if so the question
of killing by seed treatment will be en
tirely eliminated. .
For those who nse the dry treatment
the early seeding will be comparatively
safe because you will be able to place
your dry seed which is strong and vital
in the dry bed if necessary with very lit
tle danger of molding and killing of tha
seed therefore your early seeding will be
much in favor. Experiments at tha Moro
experiment station seem to indicate tha
dates between September 15th and Oc
tober 15th as the most favorable for
winter wheats and gives the greater
yield. That was true in spite of the fact
that the wheat was treated with formal
dehyde and bluestone. A farmer who ha
from two to three weeks of seeding and
who waits nntil the middle of October
for a favorable rain will find that his
seeding is not finished until sometime in
November. While tha man who begins
seeding the latter part of September will
probably have this job dona before th
first rain come and it is all ready to
start at once. There may be some chance
in early seeding but notice the fact that
did your early seeding fail to com yon
could seed later in the falL If your lata
seeding fails to come you hardly know
until spring whether to re-seed or not
and then your crop will be spring wheat.
The early seeding haa shown up. mighty
favorably in practically every Instance
last year even where treated with bine
stone and formaldehyde.
The problem of getting the grain in
at uniform depth is a real one. It has
been solved by very few. Her is a
suggestion which has been used very
successfully in this county and any man
using a Hoe drill can make sure of put
ting his grain in at a uniform depth by
spending a couple of dollars and three
quarters of a day's work on the drill be
fore seeding. Take a 2 inch piece of
strap iron, cut it up in lengths of about
a foot and a half long, bend it in an
shape, make one end of the shaped
iron fit the back of the hoe up and down
by slightly rounding it on the point of
an anvil. Drill a bole through th strap
iron and through the back of th hoc to
receive a stove bolt. This strap iron ia
placed on the back of the bo in such a
way that it permits it to run i n th
ground a couple of inches but th weight
of the hoe will be bearing down upon
the strap iron which will follow in th
track which the hoe makes . Art Erwin
followed out this scheme in seeding last
year and he states that he never had a
more uniform stand. Wheat seeded early
can be seeded to a great depth and with
comparative safety. For later seeding
or if moisture and weather condition
are unfavorable some of the wheat which
was placed in too deep probably will
never emerge.
We firmly believe that by getting away
from the injury to the seed by seed
treatment, seeding early and at a uni
form depth that the fall wheat yield in
Morrow county can be increased from
10 to 20 per cent on an average.
Easier to Complete Call
Than Report 'Line Busy'
When you read a criticism of tele
phone operators because they make a
"Busy Line" report, does it occur to you
that every sensitive telephone girl who
reads it is hurt? They are only doing
their duty when reporting line is busy.
This phrase means that the "line," not
the telephone, you called is busy. There
may be two, three or four telephones on
the line. With one in use. the othera
cannot be called. The "line" is busy.
Less labor is involved for the operator
to complete a connection on the first
call, when she can, than to report "Lin
is Busy" and be called again.
No operator would ever make such a
report if it could be helped. It lightens
her burden to complete your call at
once. She knows you will call again if
she gives you a "busy" report.
Walter Hill was up from Lexington
last evening to attend a meetnig of the
Republican county central committee
and to meet the state chairman Walter
L. Tooie, Jr. and secretary C. L. Ingalls.
Robert Carsner, the Wheeler county
stockman, was a Heppner visitor Wed
nesday, having returned from Portland,
where he went with a shipment of cattle
on Sunday.
Albert Adkins and family returned on
Wednesday from their vacation which
was spent at Gresham and vicinity.
FOR S.LE-4-burner New Perfection
oil stove, with oven. Good as new. In
quire this office.
Ulilk cows for saw Price reasonable.
Harvie Young, Heppner.
FOR SALE L'sed Ford car In good re
pair. JtiQujr- L'o'versal Garage.