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End Comes 11:15 Sunday
Morning While Great
President Coolidge Proclaim! Period
of Reaped; Other Natlona Poor
In Worda of Sympathy.
Ex-President Woodrow Wilson died
at 11:16 a. m Sunday, according to
telegraphic reporta from Washington,
D. C. He had been gradually sinking
for several days and the end came
The funeral was held privately at
the S street residence in Washington,
yesterday afternoon at S o'clock. This
service was followed by another at
8:30 o'clock at the Bethlehem chapel
in the Cathedral at Mount Street Al
bans, where the body was placed in a
vault to stay until arrangements have
been made as to a final resting place.
Dr. Grayson, friend and physician
of the ex-president, announced the
end of the great war president in this
End la Peaseful
"Mr. Wilson died at 11:15 o'clock.
His heart action became feebler and
feebler, and the heart muscle was so
fatigued that it refused to act any
longer. The end came peacefully.
"The remote causes of death lie In
his ill health, which began more than
four years ago, namely, genera! ar
teriosclerosis with haemopligia. The
immediate cause of death was ex
haustion following a digestive dis
turbance which began in the early
part of last week but did not reach an
acute stage until the early morning
hours of February 1."
Present at the passing moment, be
sides a negro servant standing watch
at the door, were Mrs. Wilson, the
eldest daughter, Margaret, and Dr.
Grayson. Mrs. Wilson, who had put
up a hard tight for the life of her be
loved husband, waa holding his right
hand when he breathed his last.
Newt Saddena World
The whole nation, and the whole
world, were anxiously awaiting the
crisis, having been aware for several
days that little hope was held for Mr.
Wilson's recovery. When it was made
known that the crisis was past and
that the brave American had passed
to the great beyond, the nation at
once went into mourning. President
Coolidge immediately issued a procla
mation, ordering the flogs of the land
to be placed at half mast for a period
-of SO days and governors of the re
spective states followed suit. Yes
terday, memorial services were held
in practically every city, town and
hamlet in the United States. Many
foreign countries have sent words of
sympathy and respect to this country,
realising that a great friend has de
parted. President Coolidge paid his re
spects at the Wilson borne Immediate
ly on receipt of the word of Mr. Wll
aon's passing, and then issued his
proclamation for the nation to fol
low suit. The entire machinery of
the national government was brought
to a atandstill yesterday, that due
reverence might be paid the deceased.
Health Poor for Years
Mr. WlUon's passing was not dis
similar to that of the late President
Harding, says reports from the Cap
itol. His first serious breakdown
came In the form of a paralytic stroke
while on a western speakin tour in
1919. The seriousness of this break
down was concealed from the public
for fear that It might cause a money
panic. Mr. Wilson was not a well
man when he entered the White
House, according to the reporta, hav
ing been threatened with Brlght'a
disease at that time. This condition
of Ill-health added to the great strain
which he waa forced to undergo, due
to the great load of war work, was
too much for him to bear, and his
vitality waa lowered to such an ex
tent that he could not pull through
the attack of acute Indigestion, the
blow which caused his death.
K. of P. Will Celebrate
Their Diamond Jubilee
Doric Lodge No. 20, Knights of
Pythias, of Heppner, will celebrate
their Diamond Jubllca Tuesday eve
ning, February 19, at their O.istle, at
8 p. m., Odd Fellows hall, In Heppner.
A program, In keeping with the occa
sion, will be given and the puhllc Is
cordially Invited to attend. Come
and bring a friend. The program is
arranged as follows:
Piano solo Miss Violet Merrltt
"Why We Are Assembled" ..
M Vice Chancellor
Presentation of Flag Master at Arms
"Lest We Forget" K. of R. ft S.
Lecture on Friendship .. W. B. Bnrratt
Mesdamet Roy Mlsslldlne and F.
Second Cardinal Tenet of Order
Lecture on Charity .... Mr. Glllanders
Vocal Solo i Alex Glbb
Third Cardinal Tenet of Order
Lecture on Benevolence
Rev. W. 0. Livingstone
Piano Solo Mrs. Glbb
Duty of Knights of Pythias
Lecture on Patriotism. .. S, E. Notson
Vocal Solo I. A. Mathor
Retiring of the Flag Master at Arms
. Closing Chancellor Commander
Born, Stauton, Va., Dee. 28, 1856.
Son of Rev. Joseph R. and Jessie
Woodrow Wilson. Scotch-Irish an
cestry on both sides.
Graduated Princeton U, 1879.
Graduated in law, Virginia U.,
Practiced law, Atlanta, Ga., 1882
83. John Hopknia U., poet-graduate
Married Ellen Louis Axson, Sa
vannah, Ga., June 24, 1885, (died
Aug, 6, 1914). Second marriage
to Edith Boiling Gait of Washing
ton, D. C, Dec. 18, 1916.
Took up first educational work
In 1885 at Bryn Mawr.
President of Princeton Univer
Governor New Jersey, 1911-1913
(resigned when nominated for
Presidency in Democratic Nation
al Convention, Baltimore (1912).
Elected Twenty-eighth Presi
dent of the U. S. Nov. 4, 1912. Re
nominated and elected for second
Declared war on Germany and
Central Powera, April 6, 1917.
Left for France December 4,
1918, at the head of the American
Commission to Negotiate Peace;
arrived at Paris, Dec. 14; visited
England December 26-30, 1918;
Italy, January 2-6, 1919; Belgium,
June 18-19, 1919; delivered many
addressee and given honorable de
grees by various universities of
allied countries; returned to Uni
ted States February 24, 1919. Left
on second trip to Europe, after
speaking at closing session of Con
gress; arrived in Paria, March 14;
signed Peace Treaty June 28, 1919;
returned to U. S., arriving In New
York July 8, 1919.
Author; Various Historical
Home: 2300 S. Street, Washing
ton, D. C.
Died Monday, February 4, 1924.
Mill At Lexington On
Fire This Afternoon
Fire broke out in the Joseph Bur-
goyne flouring mill at Lexington about
1 o clock this afternoon, and for a
time it was feared the entire struc
ture would be destroyed. Prompt re
sponse to the alarm, however, brought
the chemical engine of the city into
play and the flames were brought un
The loss sustained ia quite consid
erable, so we were informed over the
telephone, but just how extensive had
not been ascertained when we put the
paper to press. Just how the fire
started, we did not learn.
Local Trap Shooters
Making Good Scores
With the final wind-up of reorgan
ization of the Heppner Rod and Gun
Club, 32 local men have placed their
names on the roster. Harry Duncan
has been elected president of the
club and Leonard Gilliam secretary
treasurer. Good scores were made by many of
the members at the traps on Gentry
field Sunday. A majority of the mem
bers turned out for the best practice
shoot since the reorganisation of the
club. "Bub" Clark made high score
of the day, breaking 24 rocks out of
25. Other members making good
scores were: .(Number denotes rocks
broken out of 25.)
McMurdo 23. Van Marter 21, BIs
bea 21, Bennett 19, Duncan 19, Len
Gliliam 19, Stone 19, Reid 17, Farrlor
10. Shlvely 16.
Many beginners at the sport were
out, aome of whom showed prospects
of developing Into good shots. Among
these are Sam Turner, Dave Wilson
and Clair Hopper. Turner broke 8
out of 10, it being his second attempt
at demolishing the clay birds. "Jnp"
Crawford had the only perfect score
of the day, not getting so much as a
feather of 25 straight.
Candidacy For Clerk
Gay M. Anderson, incumbent, an
nounces that he will be a candidate
for nomination for the office of coun
ty clerk in the republican primaries
May 14. Mr. Andcrwon, who acted as
deputy under J, A. Waters, and was
appointed by the county court to nil
out Mr. Waters unexpired term, is
young man of high qualifications. He
first became connected with the office
eight years ago, when he was named
as deputy by J. A. Waters, who was
then elected to the olflco for the first
time. Since that time Mr. Anderson
acted at deputy till his appointment
Only two candidates so far have
announced themselves for county of
flees, Resides Mr. Anderson for clerk
O. A. Illeakman has announced him
self at a candidate for judge In the
republican primaries. Mr, Hleakman
is well qualified for this position, hav
ing served as county commissioner
and having been actively connected
with the road building program of
Mrs. T. H. Lowe was called to Port
land this morning on account of nor-
lous Illness of her son Kobert, in that
city. The "Cecil Items" appearing in
this paper wilt be discontinued until
her return. We hope for an imme
diate recovery of her son and for Mrs,
Lowe's hasty return.
Norman Florence waa in town Tuoii
day from his farm home up Willow
Local Post Will Strive to Interest
Oregon Delegation in Favor of
Service Men's Measure.
It was the unanimous vote of Hepp
ner Post No. 87, American Legion, at
its meeting Tuesday evening, that the
adjusted Compensation bill now be
fore Congress should be passed. It
was decided that a telegram be sent
to the Oregon delegation to that ef
fect, and that each individual member
of the post write our senators and
representatives expressing their In
dividual sentiments. During the dis
cussion of the measure it was brought
out that the opposition to the meas
ure were using very unfair means to
defeat it, and it was strongly urged
by those in charge of the Legion cam
paign that nothing should be done for
the bill that was not square and hon
orable. The smoker which had been an
nounced for the 22nd has been post
poned until the 17th of March and
will be under the auspices of the lo
cal post. There will be two good
main events and several snappy pre
liminaries, according to present plans,
although these are not completed suf
ficiently to enable us to give the
names of the contestants. The smok
er will be followed by a dance.
The post is interested in seeing that
a swimming pool and tennis courts
are Installed in Heppner and at its
meeting the first Tuesday in March it
s expected that definite action will be
taken to secure thee mu:h needed
Ask Coolidge Support
McNary - Haugen Bill
Delegation of Oregon Men Join Head
of Wheat Growers In Visit
to White House.
Portland, Feb. 6. The outstanding
developments in the progress of the
Export Commission program during
the past week were the appearance of
General Manager George G. Jewett of
the American Wheat Growers Asso
ciated, before President Coolidge for
the purpose of explaining the biil and
seeking his support; Mr. Jewett's ap
pearance before the Senate and House
Committees on Agriculture, for the
purpose of going over the details of
the bill with these bodies; selection
of additional delegates from the
Northwest to go to Washington to
work for the bill; the unqualified en
dorsement of the Oregon Agricultural
College Economic Conference of the
plan, and its endorsement by the Ore
gon Woolgrowers convention in ses
sion at Pendleton.
General Manager Jewett of the
American Wheat Growers Associated,
accompanied by Secretary of Agri
culture Wallace, Herbert Egbert of
The Dalles, representing the Farmers
Union of his county; Representative
French of Idaho, and Professor Dale
of the University of Idaho, appeared
before President Coolidge in support
of the measure. Mr. Jeweett called the
attention of President Coolidge to the
fact that H was not an opportunity to
borrow money that the wheat farmer
needed, but rather a price for the
product which he raised. Later these
men also appeared before the Senate
and House Committees on Agriculture
at difTerent times and carefully went
over the bill with those bodies, ex
plaining in detail just how operations
would be carried on under the bill.
The Oregon Export Commission
League la rapidly gaining ground in
this state; county organisations hav-
ng been formed at La Grande, The
Dalles and Moro wthin the past week,
and organizations will be formed In
Gilliam, Morrow and Clackamas coun
ties this week.
The Export Commission League has
arranged to send A. N. Wright of
Moro and Wesley W. Harrah of Pen
dleton, both large producers of wheat,
to Washington to work for the Mc-
Nary-Haugen bill. These men will
bring the total of the Northwest del
egates at this time in Washington
working for the wheat farmers to six,
for in addition to Mr. Jewett and Mr.
Egbert, President Shumway of the
Oregon Cooperative Grain Growers,
and Director Harry Goldsworthy of
the Washington Wheat Growers As
sociation, and Secretary of the Wash
ington Export Commission League,
are at the National Capitol.
High School Classes
Elect New Officers
AHon Literary Society Initiated,
three new members laRt Friday. These
were Muriel Canon, Marjorie Clark,
and Kathleen Monahan. Worthiness!
on the part of the applicants had to
be proved in various ways before the
members were sworn in.
Class officers have been elected for1
the second semester by the Seniors,
Sophomores and Freshmen. The of
ficers of the Junior class are elected
for the whole year,
President Reid Buseick
Vive-President Myra Wells
Secretary Kathleen Mahoney
Treasurer Doris Flynn
Sergeant-at-arms.. Rachel Scherzinger
President Anita Hughes
Vice-President Margaret Prophet
Secretary Lucille McDufToe
Treasurer Jim Thomson
President Howard McDuffee
Vice-President Velma Huston
Secretary Louise Thomson
Treasurer Stanley Minor
Sergeant-at-arms May Farley
And his name Is Clacnce Smun,
or is It Moon, or is It Smart? Well,
it's none of them, but Wheelers and
Miss Pinney didn't know it. And he
can fix hot water plants, drive mules
without swearing, run a typewriter,
and tune a piano. Still, he's an au
thority on colenptura. You may see
him sometime this month.
Cooked food and candy sale on Main
street, Snturday. Senior Class, Hepp
ner High School,
A Great American
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America's War President, Woodrow Wilson, earned his place in
history as a great American. These pictures show (big photo) as he
looked during his second term of office just before sailing to Paris to
help negotiate peace. No. 1, Woodrow Wilson on his 65th birthday,
two years after retiring to private life; No. 2, Wilson back from Paris
Peace Conference himself taking the treaty to present to U. S. Con
gress; No. 3, Woodrow Wilson's first public appearance in Washington
after being stricken down through overwork in concluding peace. Mrs.
Wilson is with him. , i -J
Heppner Bows Head
In Honor of Wilson
Heppner joina her fellow towns and
cities of the United States in memor
ial services for the late Woodrow
Wilson, this afternoon at 2:30 in the
High School auditorium. For an hour
her citizens drop their menial labors
and pay their respects to the honored
An appropriate program has been
arranged, the main part of which is
taken up in ten minute speeches by
prominent citizens of the community.
Musical numbers and a prayer ser
vice comprise the remainder.
The death of the great American
has sent a shock around the world.
Heppner has felt that shock, and her
people are doing homage to it this af
ternoon, that the principles which
made Woodrow Wilson great may be
perpetuated in this community.
EMMA DEAN DICE
Was born at Winterset, Iowa, Oc
tober 21, 1858, and died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. O. G. Crawford,
In Joseph, Oregon, February 1, 1924,
aged 65 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Mrs. Dice came to Heppner in Feb
ruary, 1914, and made her home in
this city with her daughter and hus
band for more than a year and a half,
returning to Marshalltown, Iowa, in
October, 1915. She returned to Ore
gon again in the summer of 1919, re
turning to Marshalltown in Septem
ber, 1920, and remaining one year,
when she came west to remain, mak
ing her home at Joseph with her
daughter and family. She was strick
en with an illness in September, 1922,
which finally resulted in her death
at Joseph, and since that time had
been a constant sufferer and was bed
ridden the most of the time.
Funeral services were held at the
Methodist church Sunday, conducted
by the pastor, J. Fred Stilwell, inter
ment being in the Prairie Creek cem
etery. Friends and neighbors of the
family attended the services in large
numbers, and there were many and
beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Dice had been a faithful mem
ber of the Methodist church for 48
years, and she held membership in
the following orders: Silver Lake tte
bekah Lodge 121, of Joseph: Juanita
Temple No. 7, Pythian Sisters of En
terprise; Chapter R. P. E. O., Enter
prise, and Joseph Woman's Club.
HEPPNER DEBATER HONORED.
University of Orepon, Eugene, Feb.
6. (Spccinl.) Margaret Woodson of
Heppner, a sophomore doing pre-legal
work at the University of Oregon, has
been pledged to Zcta Kappa Psl, na
tional honorary debating society for
Each year Zcta Kappa Pai pledges
women possessing unusual forensic
ability, paying particular attention
to those who go out for varsity do
bate. Miss Woodson has been chosen
a member of the women's varsity de
bate team this yenr and will contest
against teams from O. A. C. and Wil
lamette University this month,
Cooked food and candy snte on Main
street, Saturday. Senior Class, Hepp
ner High School,
Widow of Great
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, widow of
the former president, who lovingly
had been his distant companion
and nurse since his physical break
down before the completion of his
second term of office. Upper, as
she appeared when she became his
second wife during his presidency.
Lower, the most recent picture of
NUTRITION SPECIALIST TALKS.
Miss Marjorie Smith, nutrition spec
ialist from O. A. C, held a demonstra
tion meeting at Morgan yesterday.
She Is holding a demonstration at lr
WILLING WORKERS MEET.
The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will meet In the church
tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 o'clock.
Don't overlook this announcement.
WIN FROM I0NE
Boys Victorious 18-9, While Girls
Take Game 19-15; Exhi
bition Fast and Clean
Retaliating defeat at the hands of
lone two weeks ago, Heppner high
school boys won from their opponents
on the home floor last Saturday night,
18-9. Heppner showed her stuff by
allowing the visitors only one field
basket, their remaining 7 points being
made by free throws from the foul
line. Heppner high school girls de
feated lone high school girls, 19-15,
in a closely contested game preceding
the boys' game.
Doherty, forward for Heppner boys,
was high point man for his team as
usual, making 9. Aiken was second
with 6, while devine scored 2 and Lee
1. For lone boys Bristow, guard,
scored the most points by converting
5 free throws. Colvin, forward, made
the only field basket for his team, and
Clarence Linn made two free throws.
Mr. Lath dram, principal of Pendleton
high school, refereed the game, giv
ing decisions satisfactory to all.
The boys' lineup:
Heppner 18 lone 9
Devine RF Carl Linn
Doherty LF .... Clarence Linn
Aiken F , - Ray
Hall RG Bristow
Moore , LG Bamett
Substitutions Heppner: Lee for
Devine, Devine for Lee, Cason for
Moore. lone: Colvin for Carl Linn.
Next Saturday evening Heppner
High school boys play the Lexington
boys in the new gymnasium at Lex
ington. This promises to be a red
hot game and a large turn-out is ex
pected. Heppner has lost but one
league game to date, that to lone, and
Coach Mather says they are assured
the right to play at the Wasco con
ference of the championship of this
section. Should they win at this meet
they will be entitled to play for the
state championship at Salem.
CECIL ENS ITEMS
Mac Smith, our weather man, has
been treating Cecil with heavy rains
for four or five days and on the pen
alty of instant deth at last has al
lowed the sun to shine brightly over
Cecil at time of writing, Feb. 2nd.
Groundhog day at that; so prepare
for future storms.
Hank Howell of Heppner arrived
at the Shepherd's Rest on Monday and
is almost ready for his at home day.
Hank says a little more time and a
little more elbow grease then things
will shine at the Shepherd's Rest and
all be in readiness for his visitors.
Clifford Henriksen of the Moore
ranch near Heppner was calling on
friends around Cecil on Wednesday
on his return from Pendleton. Clif
ford was driving a fine new Star car
which he had purchased while in Pen
dleton. Willie Ah alt and Herman Haver
cost who have been trapping for sev
eral months in the Shearer's Bridge
district for several months, arrived in
Cecil on Thursday and will assist dur
ing the lambing season at the Last
Mr. and Mrs. L. Hamilton and chil
dren who have been residing at the
Poplars while the haybalers were bal
ing Minor & Krebs hay. removed to
lone on Friday, where John Partlow
is now baling for L. McMurray.
Our mayor and his wife arrived at
Itutterby Flats from Pendleton on
Thursday. The mayor holds his head
a little higher since becoming one
of the vice-presidents of the wool
Emry Gentry, resident agent of the
West Coast Life Insurance Co., ac
companied by C. K. Langdon of Hepp
ner, were business men in Cecil vicin
ity on Thursday.
Wre are glad to see Al Troedson of
Grand view ranch out again after his
recent illness. Al and his friend Ben
Mogan of Broad acres were calling in
Cecil on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Cline and son and
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Noble of Rhea Sid
ing were Lexington visitors on Mon
day evening during the Ku Klux Klan
Several car loads of hay which had
been baled at the Last Camp for J. C.
Ballenger of Boardman were shipped
to San Francisco on Saturday.
Mrs. Hazel Logan returned to her
home in Four Mile on Sunday after
visiting friends in lone for a short
Peter Farley of Heppner. who has
sheep wintering near the Willows,
was doing business in Cecil on Fri
day. Mrs. W. H, Chandler of Willow
Creek ranch was visiting with Mrs.
Jack Hynd at Butterby Flats on Fri
J. C. Ballenger and E. Warner of
Boardman made a short stay in Cecil
on Sunday before leaving for lone.
Mrs. Karl Farnsworth and children
of Rhea Siding were calling on Cecil
friends on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Fred Buchanon of ione was
visiting at the home of Leon Logan
on Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Annie C. Hynd and Myrtle,
Laura and Grace Chandler were call
ing in Cecil on Friday.
Texas People Invest in
Morrow County Land
Clyde Wells, of the really firm of
Keithley & Wells of Pendleton, con
summated a deal in Heppner Tuesday,
whereby Mrs. L. E. Olstein and son
John Olstein of Texas become the
owners of the Wm, Stewart farm,
south of Heppner. The Stewart farm
consists of 300 acres, and the Texas
people take immediate possession,
Amount of consideration was not
Cooked food and candy sale on Main
stuiet, haturdny. senior Class, Hepp
ner High School.
Flour By barrel or sack. Brown
By Arthur Brisbane
If Teddy Were Here.
Money in Satchels.
Lenin's Good Brain.
The Wise British.
Can you imagine what Theodore
Roosevelt would be doing about now
if that Teapot Dome scandal were
uncovered in his administration He
would have all the liberal givers of
cash before him, he, personally, in
specting their satchels.
He would have ft battleship on its
way to France to bring back Sinclair
if the law would let him, and whether
it would or not. His teeth would be
snapping and his hair bristling. There
would be real fireworks, and how he
would enjoy it.
And Mr. Fall, Secretary of the In
terior, who leased away valuable oil
lands that had been reserved for the
navy, testified that he got $100,000
from Mr. Ned McLean of the Wash
ington Post. Then, on second thoughts
he testified, as did Mr. McLean, that
the latter gave him a check for $100,-
000, but he didn't cash it.
Now comes Mr. Doheny, one of the
ablest business men of the country,
who testified that he lent his old
friend Mr. Fall $100,000 which he gave
in casti in a suit case, and Sinclair,
lent, or gave, Mr. Fall $140,000, some
in bonds. "Easy money?" Yea, very.
Mr. Fall says, "I am a sick man."
That isn't because he couldn't hire a
One hundred thousand dollars in
cash in a satchel that Mr. Doheny
lent to Mr. Fall without taking his
note or receipt had nothing whatever
to do with the fact that a few weeks
later Mr. Fall, as Secretary of the In
terior, member of President Harding's
Cabinet, leased 28,000 acres of oil
lands in California to Mr. Doheny,
Mr. Doheny says he believes the
company will make one hundred mil
lion dollars of profit out of that lease,
which shows that he is a good busi
ness man. The next time the United
States needs a Secretary of the In
terior it might hire Mr. Doheny. He
knows how to make a good bargain;
more than can be said for some of
our Secretaries of the Interior.
North Carolina forbids teaching fn
public schools any form of evolution
which makes it appear that man de
scended from any of the lower order
of animals, monkeys or anything else.
The North Carolina authorities
should also forbid study of embryol
ogy. It is discouraging to find, in em
bryonic conditions, that human be
ings in the perod before birth, pass
through various animal stages, dupli
cating practically all of them, from
the single cell up to the fuljy devel
At one stage of his development be
fore birth every man has two feet like
a gorilla. Sometimes one of the feet
does not develop, and the man is born
with one gorilla foot, which we call a
That can easily be arranged by for
bidding the teachers to say anything
about embryology. If you don't like
facts, why, smother them.
Doctor Semashko announces that
Lenin's brain weighed 1,340 grams;
not an unusual weight. The brain of
Turgieneff weighed 2.000 grams. That
of the great naturalist Cuvier was
even heavier. But the convolutions
in Lenin's brain were extraordinarily
deep. That is what counts.
The deeper the convolutions the
larger the surface of the brain, and
all thinking is done close to the
brain's surface, just as all crops are
raised close to the earth's surface.
In the depths of the brain, doubt
less, as in the depths of the earth, are
hidden great treasures not yet devel
oped. Surprising to Americans that do
not know the English is the fact that
Englishmen of high rank and most
conservative traditions consent to
join the Labor Government.
You could not imagine any of our
powerful reactionaries joining a cab
inet with a union labor man at its
head. Britain has statesmen, used to
changes, asking only, "How can I
render service to the Empire?"
It is announced that President Cool
idge will veto any tax bill carrying a
higher surtax than 25 per cent.
In time of war any tax is just
When Government says to the poor
man, "I will take your life for a dol
lar a day," and takes it, it may welt
say to the rich man, "I will take half
or three-quarters of your income."
But the war is over. Excessive tax
ation discourages new enterprises
that employ new labor and develop
If this country knew as much about
collecting taxes as they know in Eng
land, a twenty-five per cent surtax on
the biggest incomes would produce an
amount of money that even our ex
cellent spenders couldn't spend.
MAKE VISIT TO KENXEWICK
Roger W. Morse, county agent, ac
companied by H. W . Grimm and C. h.
Glasgow of Irrigon, were at Keiine
wick, Wash., Monday and Tuesday
They were inspecting the working of
an organization there which handles
the marketing of strawberries and
asparagus for the growers of that
section. They were especially inter
ested In their accounting anj pre
cooling systems. The Irrigon Melnii
Growers association is considering the
installation of a pre-cooling system
for the handling of their melons.
LEX I nl GTONS ATU R D Y
Organization of Export
LARGE SIGN-UP HERE
Temporary Officers Elected at Hepp
ner Laat Week; Lexington Meet
ing Holds Mack of Interest.
With a sign-up of 93 members In
Heppner, a temporary organization of
the Morrow County Export Commis
sion League was formed at Odd Fel
lows hall in this city Saturday after
noon. Other sign-ups are being made
at Ione and Lexington and the final
organization will take place at the
farmers meeting at Lexington next
Not a turn-down was given the lo
cal committee in their solicitation
Friday afternoon and Saturday morn
ing, wmch they believe is a good cri;
terion that the organization will go
over strong in this county. Ralph
Benge waa elected president of the
temporary organization, W. 0. Hill
vice-president, and Chas. B. Cox, sec
Completion of organization of the
Morrow County Export Commission
League will be the main feature of
the Lexington meeting, Saturday. Men
who had part in the state organization
will be there to help, chief of whom
is S. R. Thompson of Pendleton, presi
dent of the Oregon Export Commis
sion League, The meeting will con
vene at 10 a. m. in the high school
auditorium, and will last until 4 in
the afternoon, with time off at noon
to partake of the bounteous dinner
served by the Ladies Aid Society of
the Congregational church at 50 cents
Other matters of vital interest to
the farmers of Morrow county will
be taken up as well. E. R. Jackman,
extension specaiiist from Oregon Ag
ricultural college will explain the
general wheat situation. Those who
heard Mr. Jackman in Heppner at the
Farm Bureau meeting last month say
he is mighty well posted and that it
will be of benefit to every farmer to
hear him. D. E. Stephens, superin
tendent of the Moro Experiment sta
tion, will also have some meaty
thoughts for our farmers to digest on
economical wheat production. Mr.
Stephens has made a close study of
this topic in Morrow county, and what
he has to say wlii be exactly appropos
to the local situation. There will
also be present a representative of
the Oregon Grain Growers' Inc., who
will have a message in regard to how
this organization is trying to get the
farmer a jtfst return for ids wheat.
Committees will be appointed to
take care of the work of the meetnig.
A committee on resolutions will pre
sent many measures for the meeting
to vote upon, and a committee on la
bor will frame a document regarding
hiring and paying of farm labor dur
ing the coming season.
A short musical program is also
being arranged as a diversion from
the business sessions. Among those
taking part will be Dan Lindsey and
Harvey Miller with vocal solos, and
the Turner-White orchestra.
Roger W. Morse, county agent, de
clares this meeting to be of very great
nnrortance to the wheat farmers of
Morrow county and urges tha. they
turn out in force.
High School Presents
"Clarence" Feb. 20th
Heppner High school will present
"Clarence," Booth Tarkinfrton's mas
ter comedy, as their leading play of
the year at the Star Theater, Febru
ary 20. The students have been work
ing on the play for some time and L
A. Mather, principal and play coach,
announces that by the time of pres
entation they will have it down "pat."
"Clarence" has made a big hit'
wherever presented, its 1 heart-felt
comedy situations being irresistabie
to any red-blooded American. Clar
ence was a mule-driver in the army,
and before that a "bug specialist."
However, when he got back to his
"civies" after the armistice he proved
himself capable of mastering several
uncompromising situations entirely
foreign to either of his previous oc
cupations. Did you ever hear of a fellow wno
could skin mules without swearing?
Clarence did. See him at the Star
theatre, February 20.
HARUMAN" NEWS ITEMS.
Friday evening, Feb. 1, Lexington
basketball team played Hardman on
the Hardman floor. At the end of the
first half the score was 14 to 5 in
Hardman's favor. The score at the
end of the game stood 22 to 10 in
Hardman's favor. The game was
Hardman's from the beginning. They
were too fast for Lexington.
The line-up was as follows:
Lexington 10 Hardman 22
Nichols RF .... Dale Bleakman
CarmichBfl LF . Percy Uleakman
Morey C Howell
McMillan LG Adams
Wright KG Williamson
Sub. Shearer for Carmieheal,
The girls' teams also played. The
score at the end of the game stood
18 to 8 in Lexington's favor.
The line-up was:
Lexington IS lUrdnian S
Tucker RF Saling
Palmer LF A kern
Moroy JC Keithley
Wright R(i H. McDonald
Padberg RO Akers
Tucker LG E. McDonald
A special communication of Hepp
ner LoiIk'.' No. fll) wilt be
held in Masonic hsll Satur
day evcninif, February 9th.
There will be work In the
F. C. di'grvr', and a god at
tendance of the members is
requested. Hy ordvr of the V. M.
L. W. BRIUUS, Sucietury.