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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1923.
In T Gwin-'rt wr,t to Portland
far dT tc ji-irs Vr iionrirv.kn Tid
I"ri, Jr., ' t l brer, ir. lb city
fr,r MTf t'n-ii Thfv iW T-pd the
holiday ; m !r.g H h rr . lives.
Min Vln arrivrd him
from F!t. mi Saturday r.d
Pnl th hoJiii.y M-ns-n with her
m-'tfr, Mr. May SVp i.
Mr. nd W -. A. I.. Ar. acccm
panu d by Mrs. Annie SprriC'r. dfprv
d Saturday a'tcrTioon for !"ortijTd.
rxp4-fiir.ff to vim ir. the city over the
ho. dny (crnon.
Mr. nd Mr. W. P. McMi'.isn of
Ijfxinfrton frr in town Ijim evcnirip
to "Ir Jock" t the SUtr theatrt.
Thi rUrold Lloyd comruy a hip
V. M. Sacketi, who is ith the Stan
dard Oil company at Sheridan, Ore
gon, it a visitor in thin city this wetk
a puft at the hume of Mr. and Mr.
S, E. Notson.
Heppner merchants are all busy
now taking inventories of stock., and
by January I, they wiil all 'know
where they ar at."
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Living-stone
and Mips Lois spent Wednesday in
lone where tht-y enjoyed the day vis
iting with friends.
Misa Gertrude Davies, grade teach
er departed on Saturday for her home
at Baker to spend the holidays with
Percy Jarrcon is in from his Pine
City ranch today. The winter weather
down his way still remains mild and
Gunnar Lindfce. extensive farmer of
Alpine, was a visitor in this city on
Monday, doing some Christmas shop
ping. The year li24 is leap year and all
the girls will be in line to do the
"proposin'." Boys will have to look
Billy Padberg was in town yester
day. He and his family enjoyed
Christmas with relatives in lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wyland of
lone were Christmas shopping in
Heppner on Saturday.
Chas. Allinger was a prominent
resident of lone doing business in this
city on Monday.
FROM THE -MORROW COUNTY FARM BUREAU NEWS
By REV. M. A. MATTHEWS,
D. D.. L. L. D.
(Editor's Note Rev. Mr. Maf.hews
is the man whom the Bethel Chapei
peopie heard by radio last Sunday
The habit of course of the
superficial is to speak of turn
ing over a new leaf. It is not
ao much a new leaf as it is a
new pen, a new purpose, a new
policy, a new prophecy the
Let us make resolutions, even
if we break thera. If we fail
let us try. try again until we
succeed. We are enjoined not
to yield to temptation, for yield
ing is sin. Each victory will
help us some other to win. If
that negative truth is valuable,
the positive side of it is more
Try, even though you fail.
Eaeh effort new strength will
bring. Arise and try again, for
the mountain peak you shall
reach. Be not faint-hearted, the
future is yours. Be not short
sighted, the horizon is extended.
Be not little, the world is big.
Be not human only, God is your
friend. Do not look at the fail
ures of last year. Look at the
material of next year, out of
which you can construct success,
fortune and favor. The prophesy
of the future is pregnant with
prosperity, progress and power.
If Jesus Christ does not return
before the year ends there will
be, from a human standpoint, un-
limited progress and power.
These things should make us ser
ious because we need more hu
mility and grace in the moments
of disaster and peace and prog
ress tnan we do in the moments
of disaster and sorrow.
The new year is before you,
seise it, use it, go through it,
and at its end you shall be a
better man, worth more to the
world, and the world snail lay at
your fet its garlands of gratitude.
World Search for
0 f rtyrOA f,.r
American Wheat Growers
Plan Export of Surplus
Proposals for legislation to improve
conditions in the wheat industry will
be at the front during the seaaion of
Congress which is just opening, and
the tnot discussed among te many
plan to increase wheat prices is the
program advocated by the American
Wheat Growers Associated. This or
ganization is the sales agency for
nine state wheat growers associations
art! brings to the support of its pro
posal the united strength of the more
than 60.000 members of these state
The American Wheat Gro-voia As
sociated advocates the creation of an
agricultural export commission c-m
sifting of the Secretary of the treas
ury, the Secretary of Commerce and
the Secretary of Agriculture who
would be chairman. The cammisjmii
wcv'id have power to levy a tax upon
v! of the saleable wheat produced ir.
the t'nited States. The fund thus
created would then be applied as a
I rvmtum on that portion of the .nrat
crop which is sold for export. Inas
r. vrh as the export portion of the
oor i less than one-fourth of tie
ti-ta. production, the bushelag tax
Cv. 'ected would be increased few
I fold w't.tn applied as a premium jn
the export wheat.
Through the addition of this pre
mium to the export price, according
to the American Wheat Growers As
sociated, the domestic price paid lur
the three-quarters of the United
States crop wheih is consumed in this
country would be increased a like
amount. The marketing organization
declares that domestic buyers of
wheat would be forced to increase
their prices to compete with the
world's price plus the amount of the
premium, thus creating a general
large increase over the going inter
"Take the present price condition
as an example to see how this plan
would work," said George C. Jewett.
general manager of the American
Wheat Growers Associated. "From
the present crop we have approxim
ately 700.000,000 bushels of saleable
wheat that portion which leaves the
farm. A tax of seven cents a bushel
or $49,000,000 would be assessed
against this amount of grain. Then
the fund would be applied as a pre
mium to the available price which
could be secured for the portion
which we export, approximately 170,
000.00 bushels. This would add about
30 cents a bushel to the price re
ceived for the export wheat,
'The result would be that the am-
By Herbert Robinson
Adapted from the Patheserial by
Frank Leon Smith
Copyright by Pathe Exchange, Inc.
Ir iwlndlKr, wbc 1 allitiod to htv
nriimirMi rrlmidi, MmIufm mo
ad Diotbrr to tbt amount of Art
million dollar, alan Uir hla ifa
(Ivlow) and two rlilldron pvnallMt
)tn lit rtrpirtwl Dw. &
To Hazaroous Heights
Henry Mallinson was having an them, but before she could lay ho
exciting time of it in the control
room. With Ruth Ranger and the re
porter in the mine shaft, and with
fire destroying the treasure at the
bottom of the shaft, Mallinson was
is a frenzy.
"Are those levers working over
there ?" he shouted to the control
man. The answer came in the
affimative. "Then turn 'em on and
flood the passages!" he shouted.
Ruth and Dick Foster were in
deed in a precarious predicament.
The elevator was rapidly reaching
the top of the shaft, and threatened
to crush both of them. Suddenly
Foster whipped out his revolver and
began shooting holes in the planks
in the top of the elevator. He suc
ceeded in -gradually smashing his
way through into the inside, where
he managed to grasp the lever and
start the elevator downward.
In the underground passage, Fos
ter began to tell Ruth of his discov
eries. "Mallinson is behind the
entire scheme," he finished, "and in
that control room they've got all
kinds of devilish contrivances. They
kept me a prisoner for a week, but
I got this map of the whole layout
for my trouble."
After looking the map over the
girl decided she would explore the
place at once. "I've gone too far to
turn back now," she declared. "I'm
going to solve this mystery before
I leave Haunted Valley." And
grasping the arm of the reporter,
Ruth started forward to explore the
Meanwhile, Vivian Delamar jvas
worrying herself sick over the dis
appearance of Mallinson. She final
ly decided to visit his home and see
if she cpuld learn anything there.
L'pon her arrival, she found Mallin
son's servant burning a lot of papers
in the fireplace in the library.
"Mr. Mallinson telephoned me and
asked me to destroy all these papers
before the police can make a
search," he explained. "Mr. Mal
linson is at his headquarters in
Haunted Valley, and he is badly
Vivian was startled at the news
that the man she loved was injured.
She determined to get a doctor and
hurry to the control room. As the
girl was about to leave the house,
she encountered Eugene Craig,
about to enter
"Where is Mallinson?" he asked.
M have an account to settle with
Vivian saw she must act quickly.
"If you have anything important to
take up with Mr. Mallinson," she
said, "I know he will be glad to see
you. Just one moment and I will
tell him you are here."
Craig seated himself as Vivian
Delamar walked into the next room.
But the young lady didn't believe in
wasting any time. She walked
through the library, picked up her
things and hurried for the side
door of the house.
Now it so happened that the sus
picious and ever-wakeful IMnny had
observed all that had been going on
in Mallinson's home. When Vivian
left, Dinny followed; and when
Vivian started for Haunted Valley
w ith the doctor, Dinny succeeded in
climbing onto the rear of the auto
mobile and enjoying the ride to the
Mallinson was giving final orders
in the control room when Vivian and
the doctor arrived. Dinny had
sprung from the rear of the car and
had hidden in some brush before
the car had stopped. The youngster
wondered whether he should follow
the enemy into their camp or wait
outside for developments. He sud
denly made up his mind, for he be
held i stranger furtively picking his
way through the valley, only a short
distance auay. Dinny hoped that by
following the man, he would find
some clue to the whole mysterious
business surrounding Ruth.
Meanwhile, Ruth and Foster had
wended their way through the maze
of underground passages in the
valley. The place seemed unusual
ly spooky, and both had the feeling
that t third person was somewhere
near them, watching every move
they made A noise behind them
caused then both to wheel around,
and their eyes fell upon a cheit that
thev had not observed before.
Foster hurried to open It, but the
client was tightly bolted and the
cover could not be budged. Ruth's
flshlight fell on some papers on the
Boor, he girl (rasped quickly for
ount thus added to th export prico
would also place the domestic priee
:'0 cent, a bushel above the present
vuld's leevl. The cnl rnced price
fo e.port wheat would have to be
.i.-t hy those des iirir tc purchase
dix.e.tie wheat, The nti.ro, to the
la'Mer, then, wo.-10 be SO cents s
bushe! above the price he is now re
ceiving:, and front Ihi, would have to
be deducted the seven -.tnt tax, leav
ing him a net K-iin of 23 cents a
bushel through the operation of thi
The tax, according to the plan of
the marketing orua-iiiation, would be
collected by the government through
railroad channels and through certi
fied mill reports on wheat delivered
directly to mills by farmers. Export
premiums would be applied on an
equiuble basis on flour milled in this
country from United States wheat
and then exported.
The tx and premium would be sub
ject to revision by he commission
from year to year depending upon the
piobtble amount of the surplus and
the world's price range, but always
so fixed that the actual return to ttu
farmers would be maintained at a
A thoroughbred barred rock
O. A. C. Short Courses
Intensive practice. Instruction in agricul
tural specialties varying- from one week to
20 weeks as follow,:
General Agriculture Jan. 8-lfarch 19
Horticulture J,n. t-Usrrh 19
Dairy Manufacturing Jan. 7-Feb. t
Herdsmen and Cow Testers....Jan I. -June It
Farm Mechanics, Tractors,
Trucks, etc Jan. g.Mareh 19
Farm Mechanics (one wek)..Feb. 18-Feb S3
Third Annual Canner,
School 'Feb. 1-F.h. as
Land Classification and
...Jan. 7-Jan. IS
Conference Jan. 11 -J an, li
For further Information regarding any
hands on them they were quicklt
snatched away. Ruth grappled witt
the man and Foster made a flyinj
tackle, but the stranger eluded then;
both and scurried off into the dark
ness. Fortunately, Ruth did not gel
a look at his face for it wai
Eugene Craig, Dick wanted to pur
sue the man, but the girl was more
interested lust then in the paper!
which he had left lying on the
Under the light of her Bashlight
Ruth discovered that the papers
were very old parchments, and writ
ten in ancient Spanish script. ' With
that old chest back there and these
papers, we may discover the secret
of Haunted Valley, the girl ven
tured. But when they returned to
the chest is bad mysteriously dis
Meanwhile, is the control room,
Mallinson's men chanced to look
through the radio periscope and see
an old prospector scurrying through
the valley with a chest in bis arms.
I he control man gave an order and
a terrific explosion was the result.
When the smoke in the valley bad
cleared the prospector had disap
peared from sight.
But in the underground passage
ay, the explosion had startled Ruth
and her companion, and perhaps
more so when they heard footsteps
running in their direction. The
owner of all the noise was Dinny,
who had become lost in the ladyrinth
of passages and had just chanced to
run into the arms of Ruth when the
noise of the explosion had fright
ened him to death.
I J followed some old pros
pector in here, Dinny explained,
breathing hard, "and mavbe he's the
one who got away with the chest."
Dinny was unanimously chosen
guide to lead the two explorers
through the passageway and out to
Soon the three emerged from the
dark passageway, and for a moment
the light of the sun almost blinded
them. In a moment they had re
covered and Ruth cast her eyes
about the place.
"Look!" Foster exclaimed sud
denly. "There's something funny
going on over there!"
Ruth and Dinny looked in the
direction that Foster indicated and
saw Vivian Delamar and a man
carrying a small kit evidently a
doctors emerging from a cabin.
"That must be the cabin where
Miss Delamar and the doctor have
been taking care of Mallinson."
"All right I Let's go!" Foster
But Henry Mallinson was still
extremely alert With his arm
bandaged, he saw the trio approach
ing. Drawing hastiy back from the
window, he decided to skip. Run
ning from the cabin, he hurried
toward some ladders on the face
of the cliff and started climbing
Ruth, Dick Foster and binn" saw
him nearing the top, ani followed
hot on his trail. As they started
climbing the ladder, Mallinson
reached the top. Here he was sud
denly blocked by the man of mys
tery, who sprung out at him. The
struggle was very brief, as Mallin
son employed a trick, managing to
floor his attacker and escape.
The mystery may struggled to his
feet and was about to pursue Mal
linson when he heard voices com
ing from below. Peering over the
top of the cliff, he saw Ruth Ranger
rapidly climbing up the ladder. A
sneer escaped his lips and he
hastened to dislodge the fastenings
of the ladder at the top. He was
not aware that it was secured firmly
at the bottom.
Ruth was now half way up. But
suddenly the ladder began to give
way at the top and started to sway.
She suddenly swung out into space
and seemed almost done for, but
Dick Foster and Dinny, waiting
below, caught hold of the ladder
and steadied it. Ruth could not un
derstand what had happened. How
ever, everything seemed all right
again, so she resumed her journey
unce more the mystery man
peered over this time grim hatred
was written on his face. He seized
the top of the ladder and lifted
determined to plunge the girl
(To be continued)
We handle the verv hest nnalitv
j . j
of Copper Carbonate and Blue-
stone for treating seed wheat
Winchester shells loaded with
chilled shot are the best ammuni
tion for game birds
We handle the famous Kentuc
ky Drills in both Hoe and Disc.
Extras for same are always easy
Take good care of your chick
ens during the cold weather. We
have everything you will need
and our poultry foods and reme
dies are the best obtainable.
We carry the Chatham Fanning
Mill in stock.
STAR THEATRE, TOMORROW NIGHT
Gilliam & Bisbees
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Gilliam & Bisbee
Hardware - Implements
We have it, will get it or
it is not made.
Passion Players Awe-Struck But
Unaffected Amid New York's Glitter
Nf Y s mvr
pA HVi ill
Prom the rallej of Oberammerftn, In Bavaria, where their lives are
molded to the character they aspire to portray Id "The Passion Play'
(produced every 10 years) hat come a small baud of wood carvers to
sell their wares, all returns to help feed their starving women and chll.
drea. jit is their first trip away from their valley. Though awe-struck
and marvelling at the fife and glitter of New York, they refuse to bo
moved from their simple Christian thinking and ways of living. Head
lng the group la Anton Lang, who is the present Christ us, having por
trayed Jesus In the last three productions, his brother Andrea Laii
Peter, and Quldo Mayr, Jud44.
point equal in purchasing power per
bushel of wheat to the pre-war value
of the commodity. The present tariff
would be increased to at least 60
cents a bushel to protect domestic
markets from the influx of foreign
Mr. Jewett meets the argument that
such an increase in price would re
sult in greatly increased production
by the statement that the collection
of the tax would be an ever present
argument to all farmers of the evil
of growing an excessive surplus.
Bert Johnson and Oscar Donovan
of the "J. D. Ranch' near lone, were
in Heppner a short time today and
this office acknowledges a pleasant
eall from them.. These young men are
extensive wheatraisers of their sec
tion, and while they admit that the
farmer U getting a pretty hard denl
at the present, they are optimistic
and will stay on the job,, fully ex
pecting that within a couple of years
at least they will be on an even foot
ing again and come out OK. We
stopped the press long enough to get
bcrt'tt picture in the paper, and if
you will take a second look you can
locate it on the first page.
WE GIVE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
The Best and Largest Assortment
of Meats in Morrow County.
The Lowest Prices Possible. '
WHAT MORE CAN WE DO?
G. B. SWAGGART
YOUR PATRONAGE WE SOLICIT
J A. M. EDWARDS
WELL DRILLER, Box 14. Lexington, Ore.
s Up-to-date traction drilling outfit, equipped for all sizes of hole s
s and depths. Write for contract and terms. Can furnish you s
CHALLENGE SELF-OILING WINDMILL 1
a all steel. Light Running, Simple, Strong, Durable. 3
French Burroughs, the Rhea creek
farmer, shipped 1300 pounds of tur
keys to Portland this week. For the
Thanksgiving trade some 1600 pounds
were shipped. lone Independent.
FOR RENT The George Parman
wheat ranch in Gooseberry section.
For further information call on or
write C. J. Anderson, lone, Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Werner Rcitmann of
lone were Saturday visitors in Hepp-nsr.
IT THIS Holiday Season we
think of our customers as
our friends. We like to
feel that in a broad sense our cus
tomers are our partners that our
success is but a reflection of theirs.
And so, on the eve of the New Year
we extend to you our hearty
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Heppner Bank 0reSn
pKE the treasure ship
of olden times, full
fraught with precious
things, so may the New Year
come to you laden with all that
will make for your Happiness
Cash & Carry Store
IE THANK OUR MANY
friends for the patronage
they have given us during
the past year, and may the
Ney Year be filled with Contentment,
Happiness and Prosperity for all.
L. G. DRAKE, Prop.
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
COLLEEN MOORE in
An Emerson Hough Picture
First prize winner in Chicago Daily News
scenaro contest. Something doing all the
time. Also FELIX" Gets Broatcasted.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
ROY STEWART in
"THE SAGE BRUSHER"
By Zane Gray
RUTH ROLAND in HAUNTED VALLEY
and the Pathe News Weekly.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Dorothy MacKail and James Rennie in
"MIGHTY LAK A ROSE"
A picture that should please any one
Also Pathe Review, Screen Magazine
SUNDAY and MONDAY, DEC. 30 and 31
Helene Chadwick and Richard Dix in
Romance, Pathos, Thrill, Suspense and Sen
sation were never more skillfully combined.
Also Comedy, "KILL OR CURE"
TUES. and WEDS., JANUARY 1 and 2
"SOULS FOR SALE"
By RUPERT HUGHES
A story of Hollywood, its problems and its
people. See it.
Also "FELIX IN HOLLYWOOD"