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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 38. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, DEC. 27, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Lively Interest Shown By
People In Affairs of
Holiday Trade Reported Good; All
Kfddlea of the City Treated
Old Santa has visited Heppner, de
pleted his sack, and journeyed back
to the Norhtland. The cheer and good
will he left behind him, however, will
continue to sojourn with us for
many months to come, and probably
will not be entirely extinct when the
time for his next visit arrives.
A very jolly holday season U the
order here. In spite of our much
touted hard tiroes, Heppner merchants
report a bigger Christmas trade this
year than last, and everything points
to a loosening tendency. Everyone
has had a Christmas, and the kiddies
especially have been well treated.
The public Christmas spirit was
started at 6:30 Sunday evening when
the American Legion treated all
Heppner children under 12 years to
a public tree in the intersection on
the hotel corner. Kiddies were there
In large numbers, and each received
a bag of candy, an orange and a rub
ber ball, The Heppner High school
orchestra furnished music for the
occasion, and Mr. Douglas, pioneer
of the Oregon country, acted the part
of Santa Claui.
Christmas Eve was the time set for
church entertainments and all the
churches were largely attended at this
time. At the Christian church an af
ternoon indoor picnic and tree was
held for the children, and in the eve
ning a very pretty Christmas paiiio
mlme, The Nativity," was presented
before the congregation and many
friends of the church. A White
Christmas was the order of the day
at the Methodist Community church,
the proceeds of which were given to
the Near East Relief. Here a pleasing
program was held in the morning,
followed by a treat for the children
in the evening. Bethel Chapel held
Christmas exercises, and gave the
kiddies a treat Monday evening.
A dance was given by the Kodeo
committee Monday night in the Fair
pavilion, for the purpose of raising
funds for the boya who were in
jured while taking part in the show
last fall. This affair waa well tup
ported and the committee reports
that a liberal sum will be turned
over to the boya. Not the least at
traction of the holiday season was
"Dr. Jack," a Harold Lloyd special,
at the Star theatre. Not even stand
ing room was left when the picture
had its first showing Christmas night.
Baby Tumbles Into Base
ment and Fractures Jaw
Edward Chlnn, Jr., son of Ed Chinn,
proprietor of the Elkhorn rsetaursnt,
was quite badly injured yesterday
forenoon when he fell down the stairs
Into the basement at the Chinn resi
dence on Gale street. The door to
the basement had been left open and
the baby, who crawls, made for the
opening, following hia older brother,
and before he could be stopped, had
fallen down. He struck on the edge
of a box at the foot of the stairs with
sufficient force that hia lower jaw
bone waa broken in the middle and
a couple of new .teeth jarred loose.
Dr. McMurdo was called and Axed the
little fellow up. The baby is about
ten months old.
HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS.
The Hardman public was treated
to a Christmas program here on
Christmas Eve, given by the children
of the community. After the program
every child received box of Christ
mas candy. The Chriatmas committee
takes this opportunity to thank those
who contributed to the Christmas
The dance and supper given by the
mothers of high school students was
financial success. The evening pro
ceeds were (102.65, which will be used
as a payment on the graphonola
which was purchased this year.
A big New Year's dance will be
given in Hardman on Monday, Dec
81. Supper will be served at the
hotel. Good music will be furnished
and It is expected that the dance will
be attended by the largest crowd
Hardman has seen this winter, to
dance the old year out and the new
MR. SUDDARTH INJURED.
Mrs. W. L. Suddarth, who teaches
In the Pine City school on Butter
creek, received word Thursday morn
Ins that her husband had fallen from
the running board of his auto near
Arlington and crushed his skull. Mr.
Suddarth has been attending the Mon
mouth normal, and accompanied by
Miss Clarke of Athena, and Miss
Mayberry of Milton, waa coming home
for the holidays. A few miles west
of Arlington, a knock was detected In
the ear with the result that Mr. Hud
darth asked Miss Clarke to drive
while he got on the running board
to try to find the trouble, when ho
suddenly fell with the above named
result. Echo correspondent, Last Ur-
Heppner Merchants Greet You.
In looking over this issue of The
Gatette-Tlmes be sure not to over
look the greetings of Heppner mor
chants which are extended to you. It
affords us a great deal of pleasure to
present their greetings to you in the
Dleasing form in which they appear,
and we are sure you will be accorded
equal pleasure from reading them
Miss Mary Notaon, a toachor In the
school at Falls City, Oregon, is spend
ing the holiday season in Heppner
at the nome or ner parents, mr. anu
Mrs, 8. IS. Notion,
MANY OLD SOLDIERS
The solemn rites are over. The
fishes are fed and Morrow county's
accumulation of booze for the past
year has been properly disposed of.
The sheriff's office now starts the
new year with an empty cellar,
ready to receive auch Illicit liquor
as njay come into Its possession.
It teemed too bad, too, when one
noticed the expression of sorrow
on the mourner's facet as the sol
diers were executed one by one.
Yes, they were smashed against the
rocks, and their fiery blood trickled
into, and was swallowed up, by the
waters of Willow creek to be car
ried on Into the majestic Columbia,
where mayhap at some later date,
the red-bellied salmon may "get
on a cheap Saturday evening
drunk. When all was over tjie
mourners breathed a deep sigh
probably of regret that they were
thus cheated out of even one little
nip and all remained for just a
moment to sniff the aroma, then
paced slowly away.
The event occurred Monday af
ternoon, when in due course of
yearly house-cleaning in the sher
iff's office, the accumulated booze,
the relic of many raids, came to be
disposed of. The stuff was taken to
the court house concrete bridge,
and there made away with as above
described under the supervision of
Sheriff McDuffee, Deputy Cox and
Marshal Devin, Two ten gallon kegs
of moonshine, together with some
hundred bottles .of the same stuff,
were included in the destroyed In
toxicants. Offer Special Course
For Land Appraisers
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallis, Ore. (Special.) A lack of
men trained to appraise and classify
farm hinds has been felt by H. Ash-1
ley Ely, vice-president of a federal
farm loan agency, the Portland Joint
Stock Land bank. The aupervisor of
federal appraisers for the pacific coast
has also proved a meana of having
more men especially trained for eval
uating farm lands.
To supply special training of this
sort A. B. Cordley, dean of the school
of agriculture has included a course
land classification and appraisal
n the winter ahort course from Jan
uary 7 to 12. This land appraising
course will be given for five days of
the regular short course period which
tests from January 2 to March 19.
The appatsal course aims to develop
a clearer understanding of the prin
cipala and methods of agricultural
and valuation for the federal land
banks, or mortgage loan companies,
bond houses dealing in irrigation and
agricultural bonds, and all others in
terested in land values.
The program will be under four
main divisions of soil, farm, and en
terprise appraisals, and the econom
ics of appraisal. Valuation will be
based on the varioua matters which
affect the farm such as the income
of the farm and its relation to the
total value of the farm, its organiza
tion and management, and the rela
tion of the major activities of the
different typea of farms.
Important in the valuation of land
s the physical quality of the land
and the ehance of improvement of
the soil when needed. Field exercises
will be given in the identification and
judging of the various types of soils.
In the economic section land val
ue tendencies and prices of land from
1850 to 1924 will be discussed. All
economic features such as the rela
tion of market conditions to land
orth will be included.
State Wool Growers To
Convene at Pendleton
The 28th Annual Convention of the
Oregon Wool Growers association
ill be held in Pendleton, January
2Rth, 29th, and 30th, announces Mac
Hoke, secretary. Coming right after
the national convention, the Oregon
meeting will be able to secure sev
eral speakers of national prominence.
F. R. Marshall, national secretary;
Dr. W. S. McCIure, who 4s now in
Washington, D. C, working in the
interests of the woo) growers; Forest
Reserve officials; representatives
from other state's associations; rail
road, marketing and financial lead
ers; and experiment station, college,
and livestock sanitation authorities
will be present.
An invitation has been extended
to the Agricultural College to hold
the final session of the State Live
stock Economic Conference as a part
of the convention.
The Pendleton Commercial associa
tion has agreed to stage an entertain
ment and banquet that will surpass
if possible all previous affairs.
Wool Growers planning on attend
ing the National Convention at Salt
Lake should write Mac Hoke for res
ervations on a special car leaving
Oregon on Number 18 January 20,
The announcement that forest re
serve grazing foes will be greatly
increased in 1025 la bound to bring
a big attendance and create lively
sessions at both Salt Lake and Pi
TO KILL MAGPIES.
A successful method of killing mag
pies is described by Fred Peterson
government trapper. To each pound
of tallow take 1-4 teaspoonful of pow
dered strychnine. Melt the' tallow,
being careful not to heat It, put in
the strychnine and stir until it Ir
evenly mixed. Then pour Into pans
until about 1-4 Inch deep. Ah the
mixture cools and begins to harden,
with a table knife, cut Into 1-4 inch
squares. When codt and hard, scrape
it out of the pans and it will readily
break into 1-4 inch cubes. Scatter
the cubes plentifully around car
casses or other places frequented by
magpies, Mr. Peterson says that
lard or other fats may be used but
that tallow la best. The county
agents will furnish strychnine at
cost. By this method no strychnine
gets tnto the bones of carcasses where
It may be ft menace for years. S. R.
Woods, Forest Ranger, Uklah, Oregon,
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LOCAL K ITEMS
Andrew Neel was over from his
Lone Rock home and spent Tuesday
and Wednesday in Heppner. Mr. Neel
s iruch interested in getting the
oad between Lone Rock and Hepp-
nrr in good repair again, ss he would
e.ijoy coming here much often r thai.
flees. Coming out to Condon and
on to Arlington and then up Willow
ereek to get here is too much of a
trip to make except when abEoiu-'c'y
necessary. He is glad to know that
an effort will be made to place the
Heppner-Lone Rock road in good
shape in the spring, and when this
Is done our city can expect a renewal
of its trade relations with the Lone
Rock section, according to Mr. Neel.
Karl L. Beach and son are in the
city today from their home at Lex
ington. Mr. Reach states that Christ
mas festivities passed off nicely in
his town and the season was very gen
erally observed by appropriate pro
grams at the churches and plenty of
big dinners in the homes.
Sheriff McDuffee and son Paul, who
went to Salem the first of last week
to deliver a bunch of prisoners into
the keeping of the warden of the
state penitentiary, returned home on
Friday. Paul has resumed his duties;
as bookkeeper in the First National i
C. J. Anderson and son of lone
were visitors here today. Mr. Ander
son is interested in finding a renter
for the George Parman wheat ranch
in the Gooseberry country. He re
ports that good winter weather still
prevails in the lone country.
W. B. Tucker was in the city on
Saturday from his Blacknorse home.
having been released from quarantine.
Several members of his family were
sick with dipthcria but all had re
covered and the quarantine was lift
ed. Mr. and Mrs, Spencer Akers de
parted for Porltand Wednesday, ex
pecting to spend a few days of the
Christmas and New Year's season
with relatives. Miss Alma Akers re
turned to the city with her parents.
Miss Ceclle Stevens, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stevens of near
Hardman, arrived home the end of
the week to spend the holidays with
her people. She is teaching at Grande
Ronde, Polk county.
T. M. Arnold was in town Saturday
from Kight Mite. He and his family
are moving to Hood River where Mr.
Arnold has secured work and where
they expect to make their home in
Dr. C. C. Chick departed on Fri
day for The Dulles, and from there
he expected to go to Eugene to spend
a part of the holiday season with his
son, Charles, who is a student at U
Philip Mahoney, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Mnhoney, arrived home
Sunday and Is spending the holidays
here. Philip Is attending the Univer
sity of Washington at Seattle this
Miss Ruth Tash arrived homo Fri
day from Monmouth, where she is
attending the State Normal, and will
spend the we 11 days with her parents
Mr, and Mrs. Fred Tash.
CARTOON REVIEW OF
" poo? ftjMj dsmniu
Many Turkeys Given
By .Local Gun Club
The trap shoot of the Heppner Rod
and Gun club at Gentry field last
Sunday is proclaimed a Buccess. The
men who had the affair in charge
were well pleased with the turn-out
and receipts were quite large. Many
turkeys were given away as prises.
There were no exceptional scores
made Sunday, and quite a few per
sona who had never shot blue rocks
before tried it for the first time. Bert
Bowker did the best shooting of the
day, knocking sixteen straight birds
in a practice squad. Adam Knoblock
got 8 out of 10, while LaVerne Van
Marter and Dr. A. D. McMurdo got
8 out of 10 each.
A reorganization meeting of the
club will be held in a short time,
when many new members will be re
ceived. Returns Good From
Rodeo Benefit Dance
The dance given at the fair pavilion
on Monday evening by the Rodeo
directors for the purpose of raising
funds to assist the three young men
who were injured during the last
Rodeo, was a success financially, and
wc are informed that there will be
a handsome check for each of the in
jured boys something that will no
doubt be much appreciated by them.
BOY GETS LEG BROKEN.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer of
Lexington were in the city yesterday
with their son Elmer, whom they
brought to the office of Dr. McMurdo
to have his leg put in a plaster cast.
Elmer was trying a few days ago to
demonstrate his ability as a rider of
wild animals. The object of his ef
forts was a young colt, and the lat
ter had the best of the game, as the
boy was thrown with sufficient force
to break his leg at the ankle and it
wiil be some time before he is ready
to tackle a similar job again. The
break is healing quite well and Elmer
will be about on crutches in a few
MASONIC JOINT INSTALLATION.
The Masonic bodies of Heppner
held joint installation of officers on
Friday evening. The installation cer
emonies followed a big banquet that
was served in the dining hall at
6:00 p. m at which time some 150
members and friends of the Heppner
lodges and visitors to about 40 from
outside, were fed. Mrs, Pearl Sweek
was installing officer for Ruth Chap
ter, O. E. S., Paul Gemmell officiated
for the Blue Lodge and W. B. Bar
ratt for Heppner Chapter, R. A. M,
The ceremonies passed off in an ef
ficient manner and the evening's en
tertainment was greatly enjoyed by
all v ho attended.
CHEESE FACTORY CLOSES.
The Board man cheese factory was
forced to close down for lack of local
support, states the Boardman Mirror.
The farmers would not sell milk en
ough to the factory to make It a pay
ing proposition. This la unfortunate
because the project could so well sup
port a cheese factory and already
Boardman cheese was liked wherever
it was eaten.
W. A. Thomas of Dotheboys hill
was a Cecil visitor on Friday. W. A.
got tired of living: ft free and easy
life in lone and has sold his city
residence to W. E. Ahalt, Sr., of lone.
W. A, has rented several hundred
acres of summer fallow to Wid Pal
ms tee r. Wid and friend Walter Pope
have returned from their vacations
and are now busy seeding Wid's rent
"Mac" Smith had his hand severely
cut on Thursday afternoon while
working at The Last Camp, and was
rushed off to Heppner where his doc
tor attended to his wound. Eight
stitches were required. We hope
Mac will soon be with us again for
no sooner had he left than we had
a slight cover of snow on Friday,
E. Partlow of Boardman and a
large crew of men arrived in Cecil
on Thursday and are now baling hay
ready for shipping out from Cecil.
F. Bellinger of Hermiston who
bought four hundred tons of hay
from Krebs Bros., is the party who
is having the hay baled and snipped
Robert Lowe arrived in Cecil on
Thursday. His friend Donald Resler
accompanied him from Portland.
These young gentlemen are having a
"grand and glorious" holiday before
returning to their studies at the
Benson Polytechnic in January.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Deos of Pleasant
View ranch near The WiUows were
visitors in Heppner on Thursday, i'he
illness of their daughter caused a
trip to Heppner to consult their doc
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis White of As
toria arrived in Cecil on Tuesday
and will visit the parents of Mrs.
White at Lone Star ranch. Mrs. White 1
was formerly Miss Ruth May. j
R. E. Duncan of Busy Bee ranch
is the busiest man on Willow creek.
R. E. is delivering honey as fast as
possible nad rabbit orders are begin
ning to rush in as well.
Dwlght Misner of Daybreak ranch
is doing the sights of Portland and
also spinning yarns of his hunting
tour in Canada, where he had fine
sport for several weeks.
The state highway men who are re
pairing the state road have now mov
ed their camp to Rhea Siding and
will commence work on the lower end
of the road at once.
Peter Bauernfiend arrived in Cecil
on Tuesday after spending a day or
two In Heppner, Pete declares Cecil
weather is hard to beat at this time
of the year.
Al Henrikscn from the More
ranch, accompanied by George Neu
ner, Jr., leading attorney of Rose
burg, made a short call in Cecil on
W. Lowe and Geo. W. Wilson ar
rived at Buttcrby Flats on Sunday
with it targe band of sheep belonging
to Hynd Bros., which will winter at
Mrs, H. J. Streeter and daughter
Miss Opal accompanied Mrs. G. Cline
to Heppner on Thursday where they
spent the day visiting friends.
W. G. Hynd from Hynd Bros, ranch
jn Sand Hollow, was visiting Hynd
How Oregon Potato
Law Is Working Out
By C. E. 8PENCK, Stat Market Agent.
721 Court House, Portland.
No stronger argument for standard
ization and shipping point inspection
could be made than the following let
ter from the U. S. Department of
Agriculture of California to R. L.
Ringer of the same department in
Ban Francisco, Cal., Dec. 5, 1923.
For the past several years Oregon
potatoes have been considered the
poorest potato and the riskiest "bet"
of any stock used on the San Fran
cisco market. Several years ago they
were in fairly good demand until,
through years of diminishing quality,
they could not be used unless re
ceived on consignment.
Fancy California Burbanks, from
the San Joaquin River delta1 lands,
have always commanded the highest
prices here, but this year the Oregon
Burbank is running them a close sec
ond. California stock, special packs,
are bringing $2.00 per cwt. as top
price, and the Oregon tuber "as is'
is selling at $1.90 with a strong mar
ket and an increasing demand, one
that if the quality is maintained will
surpass any potato.
As a comparison of values and grad
ing, the Washington and Idaho po
tatoes, which have always been in
good demand here, are repacked upon
arrival and put in first class condi
tion. The highest prices realized on
them, to the jobber, is $1.60 per cwt.
There is not a dealer who has not
at some time or another expressed
enthusiasm regarding the Oregon
quality this year.
J. C. HANSEN,
Assistant in Marketing.
State-federal shipping point inspec
tion will soon be demanded by ship
pers and large growers generally, on
fruits, vegetables, potatoes, grain and
other commodities. The demand is
rapidly spreading over the states. It
Is a form of insurance; it guarantees
standard products; it aids f. o. b.
sales; it is the shippers' protection
in state and federal courts and it
guarantees the highest market prices.
One of Portland's large potato ship
pers recently asked, inspection of
carload from the state market agent.
The inspector found the stock was
not up to the grade and he graded
them as No. 2- The shipper then re
sorted the car, culled out all that wag
not No. 1, and then shipped the car
to San Francisco. He reports thai
he received a higher price for the
sorted potatoes than he would have
received for the whole car; saved
considerable on freight charges and
that the buyers wrote him to mke
further shipments of the same qual
ity. Farmers Marketing Program.
In place of the usual Farmers'
Week at the O. A. C, there will be
held an agricultural economic confer
ence in January, 21 to 25, to take up
t-nd work out a comprehensive pro
gram of production and market' tig.
The best minds of the state will bt
present and it is hoped that a line of
action may be determined that will
help the fanners out of their pres
ent serious condition.
BETHEL CHAPEL ACTIVITIES.
Last Sunday morning Rev. Edwards
of Walla Walla benefited and pleased
an appreciative audience at Bethel
Chapel. He preached a Christmas ser
mon, answering the interrogation,
"Where Is Christmas?" In the af
ternoon he took a picture of the
Chapel building and some of its mem
bers. Sunday evening several members
met in one of the homes to listen
to the splendid radio demonstration
by Maurice Frye. They were not
disappointed, for they heard almost
the entire service of the Seattle Pres
byterian church, of which Rev. M. A.
Matthews, is pastor.
Bethel Sunday School and many of
their friends enjoyed the program
given by the children and a few adults
on Christmas Eve. The children were
made especially happy by the appear
ance of good old Santa, who distrib
uted bountiful treats. After the close
of the gathering, one of the teachers
was honored with a beautiful gift
from the ladies of Bethel Chapel. It
was only one of several tokens of love
given to various members during the
last few months in appreciation of
The Wednesday evening Bible class
is continuing its interest every week;
and although its members are not
working for school credit given by
the State Board of Education for this
course, they cordially invite any who
may care to do so, to join the class
Bethel family was delighted to
have Miss Elizabeth Phelps home
again last Sunday in the day's ser
vices, and to play the piano which
Bethel has recently purchased. They
will regret when the end of the hol
iday season takes her back to her
Bros. Cecil ranch at Butterby Flats
on Saturday and Sunday.
Miss A. C. Hynd of Butterby Flats
accompanied by E. W. Erickson of
Grass Valley were visiting in Hepp
ner on Sunday evening.
John Krebs of The Last Camp left
on the local on Saturday for Port
land where he will visit friends for
a few days.
Max Gorfkle of the Eastern Hide
and Junk company is doing a rush
ing business on Willow creek this
Martin Bauernfiend, the accommo
dating store keeper and car doctor of
Morgan was calling in Cecil on Tues
The Mayor was absent from Cecil
several days during the week, but
peace reigned during hia absence.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. May of Li
Star ranch were calling on friends in
Cecil on Monday.
J. J. McEntire of Killarney was
doing business in Cecil on Monday
tar I Morgan of Hroadacres was
doing business in Cecil on Friday.
Oral Henriksen of Ewing was
county seat visitor on Saturday.
First Game of Locals
Is Lost to Stanfield
In their first game of the season
Heppner High school was defeated
by Stanfield High school on the borne
floor last Friday evening, 21 to 16.
The Stanfield lads took the lead thu
out the game, although Heppner took
few spurts and nearly tied them
once or twice.
The visitors outplayed the locals in
the passing department of the game,
and thus kept the ball in their pos
session a large part of the time.
Heppner made a better average in
scoring from number of shots tried,
but because of Stanfield's team work,
their shots were comparatively few
and far between.
"Brick" Hall, center for the locals,
was high point man on his team and
played an all-round good game.
Doherty, forward, and Stout, guard,
also did good work. Heppner show
ed a weakness in the fundamentals
of the game, which should be over
come with a few more practices, and
from the showing made Friday should
put up mighty stiff competition in all
Heppner's lineup Friday was: Hall,
center; Duck Lee and Doherty, for
wards; Stout and Moore, guards.
Coach Mather made several substi
tutions, using Elmer Bucknum, Ed
Bell, and Vic Groshens for part of
Hunters Going After
Coyotes With Poison
R. F. Jackson of the U. S. Biological
Survey, spent the past week in Mor
row county, going over the predatory
animal situation with the government
trappers here. In order that the
work of ridding the eounty of the
coyote pest might be done more readi
ly, Mr. Jackson has appointed Adam
Knoblock as an additional hunter for
this section, and he will work out of
Heppner. This makes four hunters
now at work in Morrow county, and
they are reporting much success in
trapping and killing predatory ani
mals, so we are informed by County
Mr. Morse states further, that
there has been much success in the
poisoning of the coyote. For this
purpose, aged and decrepit horses
have been furnished, and the poison
stations established at many points
where the animals could be reached
without endangering domesticated
animals or dogs. Warnings and post
ing of where the poison stations are
located have been duly given to far
mers and stock men, and Mr. Morse
states that there has been but very
few instances reported where sheep
dogs have got hold of the poison
Farm Bureau Meeting
Is Set for January 5
A program that will interest all the
farmers in the county is being ar
ranged for the annual meeting of the
Morrow County Farm Bureau, which
will be held in the Odd Fellow's hall
at Heppner, beginning at 10 a. nu
January 6. While the details of the
program have not all been arranged,
acceptances have been received from
Prof. E. L. Potter, head of the animal
husbandry department at the Oregon
Agricultural college, and E. R. Jack
man, extension farm crop specialist,
of Corvallis. Professor Potter is one
of the best informed men in the state
of Oregon on livestock matters, and
will discuss some of the economic
phases of stock raising, as relates to
the wool grower. Mr. Jackman is well
known in this sction of the country,
having visited the county a number
of times in regard to the wheat pro
gram that has been carried out the
past few years. He will speak at the
meeting on, "More Economical Pro
duction of Wheat." Arrangements are
also being made for several musical
numbers, and the annual business
meeting of the Farm Bureau will be
at this time. Dinner will be served in
Wool Growers Will Have
Special Car at Pendleton
When train No. 18 on the O.-W. R.
& N. leaves Pendleton January 20. it
will have an extra car attached which
will be provided to carry wool men of
the eastern part of the state to the
national convention of wool growers
which will be held in Salt Lake City
January 22. 23 and 24, states the Pen
dleton East Oregonian.
The meeting is expected to prove
one of the most interesting and im
portant in the history of the asso
ciation, due to the fact that the sec
retary of agriculture has asked for a
material increase in the fees charged
for grazing on the national forests.
Reservations for berths in the special
car may be made with Mac Hoke, sec
retary of the Oregon Wool Growers
association, at Pendleton.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, December 30, 1923.
Good-bye, 1923. One of the worst
failures awaiting us for 1924 is the
failure to improve over 1923; we have
this within our power; the Church
will help you in a wonderful way to
do this. The services on next Lord's
Day will be made attactive and help
ful, and you are cordially invited to
be with us. Bible School at 9:4a
Communion and preaching at 11,
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 and the
evening preaching at 7:30. We shall
be delighted to see you.
A. W. LUNPELL LEAVING.
A. W. Lundell, local musician and
for the past three years director of
the boys' band of this city, is leaving
for Astoria to take charge of the
municipal band there. Tomorrow at
1 p. m. band concert will be gi 'n
at the cxirner of Main and Alta streets
by the boys, complimentary to Mr
Lundell. The boys in the band had
no knowledge of band instruments
until Mr. Lundell took charge of the
organisation. He has developed their
musical talent until the band is one
which is appreciated by local people
and which has won praise. East Oregonian.
. S.J "
of Arthur BrubaM
What Labor Would Do.
Harding as Decoration.
We're Doing Well.
Germany's Small Change.
Labor may rule the British Em
pire. Lloyd George says Labor has
the right to show what it can do.
It won the recent election. Ram
say Macdonald, head of the Labor
Party, would be Prime Minister. He
tells of Labor Party plans.
First, it would tax the wealth, not
the income. That is only child's play.
It would take a piece out of every
fortune above $25,000. The bigger
the fortune, the bigger the piece
taken. Small fortunes would lose 1
per cent of principal, big fortunes 50
per cent. Two or three men in Amer
ica would lose in one lump hundreds
of millions if we had that here. The
capital tax will be taken gradually, to
avoid destroying values by forced
sales. That is something for our big
men to think about, prayerfully.
Whether the experiment would
work well no man can say. The no
madic Tartars, driving cattle with
them, cut pieces off the living ani
mals as they went along. That was ft
capital tax on the animal, but not
good for cattle in the long run.
If Labor came to power it would
avoid many things that it now plans
and tolerate many things that it now
hates. To run a nation, and keep
the complicated machine going, is not
easy. It is especially dangerous to in
terfere prematurely with selfishness,
which stimulates- energy and accom
The Republicans are planning con
vention decorations for the great pub
lic hall in Cleveland. American nags,
with pictures of Washington, Lin
coln and Harding, are suggested.
Things happen suddenly. How little
President Harding imagined ft little
while ago that he would be only ft
decoration for the 1924 convention.
President Coolidge baa released,
with unconditional pardons, all the
remaining thirty political war prison
ers. That s common sense, although
it will annoy certain "national secur
ity" gentlemen who have found pa
triotism a great help in graft and
profiteering. The men re 'eased by
the President were, some of them,
fools; others were utalanced men
tally; others were men or character
and courage. Not ore had actually
done anything. In everj ca.se the
"crime" was verba'. AU other na
tions have released :uch prisoners.
The President of Germany has his
salary cut to $70 J a yrar. Ambassa
dors get $1,750. Guards employed by
the government rail road b $150 ft year,
'woe to the vanquished," especially
England has given up temporarily
the scheme to fortify Singapore.
That's the first result probably of
the Labor victory in the last election.
Recent study of cancer shows the
vicious growth within the body to be
a separate existence, stimulated by
its own excretions, and growing with
the furious energy of embryonic life.
Cutting out or destroying with X
rays of radium is the only cure now.
Bit a way may be found to check
growth and bring about cancer de-
strvetion by scientific control of
s",thti'nuU,in ,"b'tance,1: c"n-
the wrong place, a body within the
La Follette says, "There is little in
the Coolidge message to satisfy the
mass of American people." One thing
however, satisfies many of the Amer
ican people, and that is Mr. Coolide's
intention to leave well enough alono.
La Hire, fighting the bear, prayed the
Lord, "I don't ask you to help La
Hire, I only ask you not to help the
Many Americans will be quite con
tent if nothing happen to interfere
with their present condition, and Mr.
Coolidge represents th. policy
Germany prints notes for one bil
lion and five billion marks each, rnot
appropriately decorating them with
thistles and thorns. The note for ono
billion, which would have been worth
two hundred and fifty million dol srs
before the war, will be a si -1 or
Miss Muskrat, an Indian tcirl of
the Cherokee tribe, had luncheon wit!i
President Coolidge and hi wife at
the White House, and talktd Amer
ican common sense. "We don't want
any government-providence looking
after us. We want a chance with oth
er Americans. We don't want to be
k?it in our 'original state of savag
ery' for tourists and artuts to look at
us, and slushy sentimentalists and
writers to write about us."
An able young Indian woman U
Mtsi Muskrat, of Mount Holyoke Col
lege. SAYS WIFE DESERTED HIM,
Harve McRoberts has brought unit
for divorce in the circuit court
against his wife, Stella My M: Rob
erts. The couple wot a mat rit-d at
Heppner in 1917, according to the
complaint and have thfd chililn-u,
The plaintiff claim thut hi wife
deserted him. Ho now has their chil
dren and ak ttio court to nwd
custody to him. Kitluy, Ral-y 4 Mi
wer and H. J. Warnwr rn-ejtit th
plaintiff in the suit. - Kat UrgoriUn.