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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 45.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Officers Elected at Lexing
ton Meeting and Com
GOOD TALKS HEARD
Senator Ritner and W. W. Harrah of
Umatilla Connty Chief Speaker;
Attendance of Farmeri Large.
At the wheatgrowers' meeting In
Lexington on Saturday, the chief topic
for discussion wai tha McNary-Haugen
bill now before congress. The
meeting had been called by the Mor
row County Farm Bueau, chiefly for
the purpose of getting before the
farmers of tha county a number of
matters pertaining to wheat produc
tion, and while awaiting the arrival
of those to take part on the program,
the audience that filled the high
school auditorium listened to a short
address by Mr. Jackman of tha O. A.
C. extension department. Mr. Jack
man stated that while awaiting the
arrival of Mr. Stephena of the Moro
station, he would touch upon the McNary-Haugen
bill that was to receive
attention in the afternoon from the
speakers from the outside who were
specially prepared to go Into the de
tails of the measure. He gave some
outline of the bill, and urged the far
mers to give it their support that it
might be put over, feeling that it was
measure that will bring relief to the
agricultural situation as pertains to
the wheatraifiing game really the
only relief in sight fo the wheat far
mers, Mr. Stephens then took up the bal
ance of the forenoon in an instructive
talk on wheat production, using the
charts that have been worked out at
the Moro experiment station over a
period of ten years, and it is evident
from the close attention given Mr.
Stephens that what he had to say was
well absorbed by the producers pres
ent. He criticised the idea of trying
to use too many varieties of wheat
in this county, and recommended that
about three standard varieties be used
these having been proved the best by
the series of experiments carried out
by the Moro station. He strongly rec
mm ended the dry treatment of wheat
for smut prevention.
Karl L. Beach presided at the fore
Tha afternoon program being turn
ed over to the promotion of the Mor
row County Export Commission Lea-
gu, R. L. Benge, temporary president,
acted as chairman. In the order of
business, the election of prmanent of
fleers and completion of the league
organisation were taken up and the
officers elected were: R. L, Benge of
Heppner, president; Henry V. S mouse
of lone, vice-president and Chas. B.
Cox of Heppner, secretary-treasurer.
To promote the work of securing
memberships, the president appoint
ed the following committee: Ed Rugg
and B. H. Peck, upper Rhea creek; Ed
Rictmann, C. R. Gunxel, and Bert
Mason, lone; Oscsr Keithley and
Howard Anderson, Eight Mile; C. D.
Moray, Alpine; W. 0. Hill, Earl Eskel
son, Lexington; Roy Campbell, Social
Ridge; C. E. Carlson, Dry Fork. These
men are to add to the committee as
they see the need, in order that the
membership campaign may be pushed
and promptly put over, the returns
to be in the hands of tha secretary,
Chas. B. Cox by Saturday of this
Roy Ritner, state senator from
Umatilla county, was the first speak
er introduced, and in an address cov
ering about 40 minutes, he set forth
substantial reasons for supporting
the McNary-Haugen measure. Mr.
Ritner is extensively engaged in rais
ing grain in Umatilla county and is
well versed in all the difficulties the
wheatgrower is up against under pres
ent conditions. He argued that if the
present tariff rates were good for the
industries and interests protected
the most of which cover the articles
that the farmer Is compelled to use
then this bill will be a good thing for
tha wheat producer, as it fa in effect
a tariff on his product that will in
crease the price thereof; the theory
being that the price will be raised on
a pro rata basis along with the aver
age enjoyed by the present protected
industries. The present price of grain
la regulated by the export price.
America raises wheat for export to
the amount of 200,000,000 bushels
annually, or has to sell to the foreign
trade that much more than Is requir
ed for home consumption, and it is
on the exportable quantity that the
price is expected to be raised and the
price the farmer will receive fixed
thereby. Mr. Ritner brought forth
many points emphasising the import
ance of the bill); ha refuted the idea
prevalent at Washington and support
ed by President Coolldge, that diversi
fication in farming would be of any
benefit to the Pacific Northwest wheat
states, as our lands will not permit
of this being done. Close attention
was given Mr. Ritner and the crowd
waa much impressed by what he had
Fred Bennion, county agent of Uma
tilla county, added to some of the
points made by Mr. Ritner, also show
ing the keen competition that our far
mers are up against with the Canad
ian farmers, who are getting better
yields per acre from much cheaper
lands, and have a large surplus for
. export. Mr. Bennion also combatted
the diversification plan, claiming that
It cannot be carried on successfully
and profitably, and that our farmers
must depend upon the production of
grain; that the proposed bill will be
the means of bringing relief and must
be supported by our farmers.
W. W. Harrah of Pendleton, anoth
er of the principal speakers, gave his
unqualified indorsement of the McNary-Haugen
bill. He is a "dirt" far
mer and one of the best of them in
Umatilla county, yet he realizes fully
that disaster is coming to the wheat
producer unless relief of some kind
Is found. The bill now before Con
gress will bring this, in his oplnon,
and he presented some plana for in-
( Continued on Page Four.)
Butcher Knife; In Jail
AHodono Ab Alios, Mexican section
hand, attempted to bold up his bunk
mate, Mike Deger, with a butcher
knife at Castle Rock Sunday night.
Deger frustrated the attempt, and
Alios was taken Into custody and
brought to Heppner Monday by Sher
iff McDuffee where he Is now sojourn
ing in the county bastlle.
According to Pegera story, he was
awakened from his sleep by hearing
Alios moving around, but was not
aware as to what was taking place
until Alios lit a match, revealing a
knife confronting his face, with a
demand that Deger hand over his
money. Deger said he grabbed the
wrist of the hand holding tha knife,
jumped out of bed end backed to the
door, which he opened, at the same
time releasing his grip on the wrist
and making his getaway. Help was
summoned and Alios was taken into
custody, whence on being notified
Sheriff McDuffee took charge of Mr.
Alios had just arrived at Castle
Rock a couple of days previous to the
hold-up. It seems that he heard that
Deger kept a considerable sum of
money in his bed, and conceived the
idea of robbing him.
Deger will be remembered fay many
who attended the Strait trial here the
last term of circuit court, whea he
acted as a witness in that case. He is
of Armenian extraction, has been
employed on the section at Castle
Rock for three years, and Is credited
with being a very reliable workman.
The butcher knife used by Alios Is
in the possession of the sheriff's of
fice, and will be used as evidence
against him. It Is a long, slender
knife, with heavy steel blade and
February 7, at Portland, occurred
the marriage of Mrs. Helen Aiken
Loch ridge and Mr. Albert G. Gragg
of Salem. The marriage was solem
nized in the study of the White Tem
ple by the pastor, and the guests pre
sent were relatives and a few in
timate friends. After a short honey
moon, the newlyweds will return to
Salem to make their home. Those
present at the wedding were Mr. and
Mrs. Audley Gragg, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Theo.
Elmers, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Andrews,
Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Smith, Mr. and
Mrs. C. S. Corder, Mrs. I, E. Doan,
Mrs. C. Hedley, Iola Smith, Wm. Zo
ne 1, I (ft be He Gragg, Foster Adams and
Mrs. George C. Aiken.
James M. Kyle of Stanfteld is here
looking after a little business. Mr.
Kyle has just returned from a sojourn
of more than two months in Wash
ington, D. C where he, as president
of the Oregon Irrigation congress,
was looking after some appropriations
for Oregon projects. What he went
after was accomplished, but Mr. Kyle
states that It took a lot of work, and
had it not been for the united sup
port of the Oregon delegation in con
gress he would have failed, and one
of the leading reclamation projects of
the state would have failed of finan
cial support this year. Mr. Kyle
feels pretty good over the success at
tained. C. M. Schriver, formerly engaged
in farming in the lone section, ar
rived from Benton county on Sunday,
coming up to look after some busi
ness interests. He disposed of his
farm land in Morrow county last fall
and moved to the Willamette valley,
but he is not so sure that he is well
pleased with the change. Mr. Schri
ver. accompanied by Judge Robinson
of lone, was in this city Wednesday.
N. S. Whetstone has disposed of his
H In ton creek ranch to D. M. Stewart
of Portland. Mr. Stewart recently
purchased the T. J. Matlock ranch
just above the Whetstone place and
he is adding to his holdings here, con
templating the making of a fine stuck
ranch. Mr. Whetstone just recently
disposed of 160 acres of this farm to
Jas. Morgan, and Mr. Stewart gets
Mrs. Ernest A. Schulz of Portland,
has been a guest at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Chilian in this city
during the past three weeks. Mrs.
Schuls, who is a close friend of the
Gillilans and who was a neighbor of
theirs in Portland, was recently be
reft of her husband, who died in Jan
uary. She is planning to return home
Edward Curran, formerly pastor of
the Congregational church at Condon,
and editor of the Times there for a
number of years, died at hi home In
Portland on the 2nd of February. He
was a brother-in-law of Mrs. W. P.
Scrivner of this city, and besides be
ing a minister, followed the newspa
per game for many years.
E. L. Crawford, formerly a resident
here, who has been farming for a
number of years in the Palouse coun
try near Pullman, is visiting with his
sister, Mrs. George Moore and other
relatives in Heppner and vicinity.
Rhea Luper, state engineer, vis
ited for a day at Heppner while on
his way to Umatilla county during
the week to look over the project at
Umatilla. Ho enjoyed a visit with his
father, James Luper, while here,
Glenn Jones Is doing the sights of
the metropolis of Oregon this week,
where he is looking over the fine dis
play of autos at the auditorium, and
otherwise enjoying pleasures of city
life for a season.
L. E. Hisbee, hnrdwnre merchant,
is spending the week in Portland, tak
ing In the auto show and looking af
ter mutters of business,
D. C. Wells has been over from
Pendleton for a couple of days this
week, negotiating some 'real estate
Chicken pie dinner at the Hothel
Chapel Home Tuesday, 6 o'clock, only
GO cents! Everybody welcome as al
ways, W. O. Hill of Lexington State bank,
was looking after buHinoss In this
city Tuesday Afternoon.
Netted Gem potatoes for sale. See
Jas. M, Kyle at Hotel Heppner, Friday
Thinks Well of the
North Alberta Country
E. D. Brown, Former Heppner Real
dent la Prospering on Ranch
at Grand Prairie.
It has been aix years since E. D.
Brown left Heppner for the Province
of Alberta, Canada, being at that
time interested in some land holdings
up north of the city of Edmonton at
Grand Prairie, bordering on the
Peace River country. While this is
far north, Mr. Brown seems to enjoy
the location, and In a letter received
from him this week, he states that
Mrs. Brown and himself are each en
joying good health; attributing his
rustling outside as the cause for the
improvement in his physical condi
tion. He says that he never felt bet
ter. We take the liberty of quoting
some from Mr. Brown's letter:
"I see that Bob Thomson Is back
there from Alberta. I don't know what
part Bob was In but I presume near
Stettler, some 80 or 100 miles south
"He gives that part a hard send-off
but it is not like that in all parts of
Alberta. The average yield of wheat
in Alberta the past season was high
er than any other state or province
in North America (average 30 bushels
per acre). Something over 157 mil
lion bushels for the province.
"We have ft beautiful country here,
very rich soil and very productive.
The country is rolling and partly tim
bered and a good part of it open roll
ing prairie. No doubt it was all tim
bered at one time. What is known as
the Peace River country is quite dif
ferent from the eastern and southern ,
parts of the province. In extent it;
embraces probably eight or ten mil-;
lion acres of fertile land, waiting only
for people to occupy it.
"True it is not all smooth sailing
here more than anywhere else. We
are handicapped on account of there
being no proper outlet for our pro
ducts the freight rates being exces
sive. However, we are fighting for a
coast outlet to Vancouver and we are
going to get it very soon. The gov
ernment surveyors have been busy
since last fall on a branch from Brule
Lake on the Grand Trunk Pacific to
Grand Prairie, a distance of 160
miles. This will bring us within 650
miles of Vancouver, which is destined
to become a great shipping port for
wheat and everything else. Last year
over 20 million bushels of wheat went
through the Panama Canal by way
of Vancouver, and this year it is
estimated 60 millions will go that
way. Eastern Canada is bucking us
but we will get there Just the same.
The survey of this branch will be fin
ished soon and work will begin in the
spring. Sir Henry Thornton is at the
head of it and he is a pusher, a great
railroad man born in the United
States. When the Brule line Is under
way the C. P. R. will push the E. D.
B. C. through the Pine Pass just west
of us to Fort George and on down the
P. G. A E. to Clinton and from there
a 22 mile stretch will take them to
Kamloops on their line to Vancouver.
The E. D. A B. C. is being extended
west past us, heading for the Pine
"We will be only two miles from
the new town that will be started
next summer. We are now 11 miles
from town and it seems like 25 on a
cold day; and we have them here
40 and 50 below zero. As a rule the
cold snaps last a week or two. Our
winters are long here like Dakota and
Minnesota but we do not have the
blizzards that are so frequent in
those states during the winter. Our
summers are quite pleasant, not too
warm, and everything is fresh and
green all summer long. We hope to
visit our old stamping ground there
but it will not be before the railway
is running to the coast. We trust
that will not be later than a year
from the coming summer."
Memorial For President
Wilson Held Thursday
Suitable end appropriate memorial
services were held on last Thursday
afternoon at the high school auditor
ium in honor of the late ex-President
Wilson, and there was a goodly au
dience present. Many more no doubt
would have attended had they known
of the arrangements, but as the pro
gram was made up but a day or so
before and there had been little
chance to give the meeting publicity.
the attendance was correspondingly
The War President was greatly ad
mired for his many excellent qualit
ies and at the services different
speakers handled various sides of the
character of Mr. Wilson, politics and
individual opinions as to policies be
ing laid aside and the man extolled
for the real bigness and sincerity of
The program as given, follows:
Selections High School Orchestra
Song High School Chorus
Prayer Rev. F. R. Spalding
2Ilrd Psalm Mrs. Shurte
Song Church Chorus
Wilson the Statesman, C. E. Woodson
Song High School Chorus
Wilson the President, S. E. Notson
Wilson the Christion
W. O. Livingstone
Violin Solo Miss Steele
Wilson the Idealist, F. R. Spalding
Remembered By Friends
Friends and neighbors to the num
ber of 26 remembered the 74th birth
day of W. T. Scott of this city on
Frfdny evening last, when they gath
ered at the Scott home and gave him
a pleasant surprise. A number of the
friends cooperated in building the
mammoth birthday cake for the occa
sion, which was stacked layer on lay
er, and nicety decorated with the
figure 74 and surmounted with the
correct number of candles.
A very pleasant time Is reported by
those participating in the birthday
party, and Mr. Scott was Immensely
pleased at being thus remembered.
Netted Gem notstops for sale. See
Jus. M. Kyle at Hotel Hi'ppnor, Friday
Wilson's Resting Place
. ?i y
High on the heights overlooking Washington, in the St. Albans
Cathedral, lies the body of former President Woodrow Wilson, Amer
ica's first great Internationalist. This structure is destined to be
America's Westminster Abbey. Inserts are of Rev. Sylvester Beach,
of Princeton, N. J., who. conducted the funeral services at the Cath
edral following the simple services at the Wilson home, which were
conducted by Bishop Freeman, of Washington. "
Final Evening Meeting
Of P.-T. Association
The second and lant evening: meet
ing of the Patron-Teaches' associa
tion will convene at the High School
auditorium on Friduy evening, Febru
ary 15, at 7:45.
Everyone is invited to attend and
hear a delightful program, which is
Pino Solo, "Ballade by Chopin"
- - - Mary Clark
Selections (a) "Gliding Swans"
(b) "Piziicatl Serenade"
High School Orchestra
Oxen Dance Girls of 7th Grade
Miss Davics, Teacher.
Violin Solo, "Slavonic Dance, No.
8," Dvorak Kreisler
Song 7th Grade
Reading, "Too Late for the Train"
- , Luola Benge
Accordion Solo Pauline Ulerick
Address W. M. Smith
Assistant State Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
Mrs. Missildine, Mrs. Taylor
It had been expected that State Su
perintendent Churchill would be pres
ent to address the association, but
owing to a conflicting appointment
he is unable to come to Heppner.
However, he has sent his very able
assistant, Mr. Smith, whom everyone
will be glad to hear.
HEPPNER WINS AGAIN.
Heppner High basketball quintet
seems to have developed a winning
streak over Lexington, and took the
Wheat City boys in for the second
game of the series on the latter's floor
Saturday evening, winning in a score
of 12 to 8. Fans who attended from
Heppner state that it waa a fine game
and there was much good playing on
the part of both teams. Lexington
had the lead in the first half of 4 to 2
but this was overcome in the second
with the result stated above.
CEOREG WASHINGTON PARTY.
A George Washington Party will be
given in the parlors of the Christian
Church on February 22 at 7:30 p. m.
There will be a program and refresh
ments. No admission will be charged,
but a silver free-will offering will be
received at the door. Come and enjoy
yourself for the evening.
NOTICE TO MASONS.
Regular communication of Heppner
Lodge No, 69, next Saturday evening.
rebruary 16. There will be
work in the M. M. degree
and it is desired that a large
attendance of members be
present. By order of the
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary.
Observer of Nature's Signs
Says Spring Here For Sure
By the "Cob" Reporter.
Who can doubt, with the balmy
breescs of the last few days wafting
forth the meadow lark's song, that
Spring is here? To one reared in
this clime, no more evidence need be
procured than this. It is all convinc
ing. However, there may be some too
pessimistic to acknowledge this as
such an omnipotent criterion. For
these, then, we will draw further from
the mass of evidence presenting it
self the past week.
Bruce Kolley, local sheepman, who
made a trip to his range land in the
mountains Sunday, announced Mon
day that rye and other feed are as
far along right now as they usually
arc the first of April. We never
henrd him expound the reason for
this, but those acquainted with Mr.
Kolley know his judgment concerning
such matters to be reliable.
This Is mighty good evidence of
an early spring.
But still, there are many mora
reasons to believe Mother Nature Is
blessing us with if not a southern
Calfiornia winter a real old eastern
Oregon springtime. Sunday after
noon we beheld innumerable parties
hiking over the surrounding hills.
And we have heard It rumored that
buttercups are In bloom.
Wo even did a little hiking our
selves Sunday, And we saw even
more than this. While "mosying"
Speak Here On
County Unit Plan
W. M. Smith, assitant state super
intendent of public instruction, is
scheduled to deliver a number of ad
dresses in this county on the county
unit plan of conducting the elemen
tary schools. Mr. Smith will speak at
the court house in Heppner on Friday
afternoon, will address the meeting
of the Patron-Teachers association at
the high school auditorium Friday
evening, and Saturday forenoon will
be In lone, where he will talk on the
subject at the local teachers' insti
tute. Mr. Smith is well informed with re
gard to the unit plan and can present
the subject in a pleasing and intel
ligent way. He should have a good
hearing at all of these gatherings as
it is expected that the county unit
plan will be featured as one of the
measures to be voted upon at the
BONU8 REPRESENTATIVE VISITS.
Col. Wm. A. Aird of Salem, special
representative of the Oregon State
World War Veteran's Aid Commis
sion, was a visitor in Heppner Sat
urday and Sunday. Colonel Aird
states that the commission has made
36 loans in Morrow county, and that
payments are delinquent on but two
of these at the present time. The 38
loans total $89,500. To date (900 has
been paid on the principal and $1,100
in interest. It is Mr. Aird'a belief
that the ex-service men have been
very conscientious in their applica
tions for loans, and that the showing
made by them in meeting their obli
gations is indeed commendable.
GEORGE WASHINGTON SOCIAL.
On the evening of February 22nd,
Washington's birthday, the Willing
Workers of the Christian church will
give a "George Washington Social" in
the parlors of. the church. An appro
priate program is being arranged and
then there will be abundant games
and a "Washington Luncheon" to fol
low. To all of this the public is cor
dially invited. A silver offering wll
HARDMAN NEWS NOTES.
The Heppner High school basket
ball team will play the Hardman High
team here next Friday night. The
game will be played early on acount
of tha dance which will follow.
There is to be a big dance in Hard
man following the basket ball game.
Something new in the line of music
will be given. Miss Nellie McDaniels.
of Clagstone, Ida., will be here at that
time, visiting friends and relatives,
and will play the trap drums for the
dance. She will be accompanied by a
pianist and violinist
along the road by Gentry field, grip
ped with that blessed feeling of lazi
ness sometimes termed "spring fe
ver" which hits us once a year, and
sometimes fails to shake itself loose
for the greater part thereof, our at
tention was attracted first by a party
of actors in "The Days of Real Sport"
batting flies on the field below us. We
stopped to view this sport for awhile,
and while there happened to glance
up toward the old school spring
about which hover many fond mem
ories of past springtimes when very
much to our amusement and conster
nation we saw a group of 'teen-aged
boys indulging in a game of strip
poker. One lad's luck evidently had
been somewhat bad, as more of Na
ture's raiment was exposed than that
provided by man.
Our conviction waa complete.
Spring had come. But, behold! We
no more than turned our head than
we saw another sight, which put all
True evidence it was of mating time.
He had his arm around her, and she
had her's around him while they
sauntered off up the road cooing
words of love. With a aigh we de
parted homeward. Surely, Nature's
signs could not be doubted.
If any there be too pessimistic to
own that they are now convinced that
spring is here, we have still more
evidence that we can present. We be
lieve, however, that none such exist.
Ford Says Farmers Are
Starting At Wrong End
Cooperative Movement Should Begin
at Point of Production and Not
at Selling End, Advice.
C. E. Spence. Market Agent,
728 Court Houe, Portland.
Henry Ford said in a speech some
months ago that the American far
mer was starting at the wrong end
of the co-operative movement, that
he had hitched the wagon ahead of
the horse; that the big objective of
organisation was co-operative selling,
while it should start with production
instead, Mr. Ford illustrated that
there was a field of corn here, a field
of wheat there; a team of horses and
a half dozen cows; a few pigs here
and a few cows there endlessly re
peated all over the nation. Mr. Ford
says this is not farming, that is an
unorganized condition of needless
waste and work, bad for the farmer
and the country.
The leaders of co-operative move
ments in this country the real men
with vision realize that there is
much truth in these statements and
that co-operation must get closer and
tighter to the production points; that
all the cows, the grains, the meat and
products must be pooled and worked
out on the production ground; that
the hogs should be cured into bacon
where the hogs are raised; that the
flour should be milled where wheat is
grown; that the butter and cheese
should be a part of co-operative pro
duction. Unless these are done by
the farmer, and the great middle prof
its retained by him, then they will be
done by others who are waiting for
agriculture to completely collapse
and the lands come into their posses
sion. In a recent talk at Cornell Univer
sity, Ithaca, N. Y., one of the pro
fessors stated that there was over-!
production on every hand largely the i
result of under-consumption and
that farming in the old way of food
production only must give way in
part to the raising of materials need
ed in manufacturing industries. He
stated that he believed that shortly
oils and fuel alcohol would become
field and garden products, and that a
field of potatoes would be of great
commercial value as a product to
make fuel alcohol from; that weeds
the farmers fight to extermniate to
day will be cultivated for their use
in making rubber, and that many oth
er products of the soil may be grown
to advantage for other than food
The wheat growers of the nation
are vitally interested in the bill be
fore congress for an export corpora
tion to handle the surplus production
of the country. If the bill becomes
a law it will be the greatest step for
control of farm products, as it is not
confined to wheat entirely, but to all
farm products. If it gives the ex
pected relief to wheat growers, it can
be also applied to livestock and other
lines of agriculture.
The cattle men of Oregon are fac
ing the same conditions as confront
the wheat growers, apple and fruit
raisers, and one of two results seem
certain, that there must be a power
ful co-operative organization to force
profit conditions or cattle raising in
Oregon for meat must end, or be
greatly diminished. There is much
agitation for a strong co-operative
producers' organization for the Pa
The outcome of the economic con
ference at the Oregon Agricultural
college last month will be watched
with keen interest. It is the first in
stance in history where a state col
lege has taken up such a problem as
the agricultural situation to work out
a relief program.
Grant County Jury
Frees Claude Amos
Mr. and Mrs. C. L, Sweek returned
home on Sunday from Canyon Cty,
where Mr. Sweek had been In attend
ance upon circuit court. He was as
sociated with Otis Patterson in the
defense of Claude Amos, who was
tried for the killing of Claude Mink
ler at Monument in a shooting affray
last November. The trial of Amos had
been postponed from the regular No
vember term of court to the 4th of
February, and two days were consum
ed in empaneling a jury. District
Attorney Truesdale conducted the
prosecution, being assistd by Errett
Hicks of Canyon City.
Mr. Sweek reports that there was
great interest manifested in the trial,
and large numbers from the north
ern part of Grant county were in at
tendance. The case was vigorously
fought on both sides and went to the
jury on Thursday afternoon. That
body deliberated for about seventeen
hours and returned into court a ver
dict of not guilty and Amos was freed.
Bok Prize Winner
Charles IL Levermore, of Brook
lyn. N. Y, Secretary of the N. Y.
Peaoe Sock'ty and former President
of Adclphi College is tha winner of
the Bok IVaee prize. He was pre
sented with the $50,000 (hock at
announcement and will receive the
other $50,000 if his plan is accepted
through the national rufurendum
ota now in progress.
Mr. Notson's Mother
Passes at Iowa Home
Nancy Louisa Notson, mother of
District Attorney S. E. Notson of this
city, passed away at her home at
Hamburg, Iowa, early on Tuesday,
February 12th, at the advanced age
of 87 years. Mrs. Notson followed her
husband by about a month, Mr. Not
son having died at the family home
early in January. She had been quite
feeble for a long time, suffering- from
the disabilities of old age, and the
announcement of her death was not
unexpected by the members of the
Mr. Notson departed for Hamburg
this morning to be present at the
funeral of his mother. Surviving her
are four sons and three daughters.
Support for the McNary-Haugen
Export Corporation bill received an
unanticipated but powerful stimulus
in Washington this week as a result
of the Northwestern financial con
ference called by President Coolidee.
The conference, after considering
methods for relieving the banking
siuiauon in nortnwesten states, the
result of low prices for farm pro
ducts, turned over to the agricultural
delegates who had been called by the
President, the task of selecting the
proposed legislation now before con
gress which should be endorsed.
These agricultural representatives
numbering in all about thirty men of
northwestern farm sections, unani
mously urged upon congress the en
actment of the McNary-Haugen Ex
port corporation bill, with resolu
tions including the following:
"The agricultural delegates here
assembled take this occasion to urge
upon the Sixty-Eighth Congress that
tney enact into law, for the relief
of agriculture, the substance and
basic principles of the McNary-Haug
en measure to restore farm purchas
ing power, and the Norbeck-Burtness
measure for government credits to
promote diversification of production
in wheat areas, both of which meas
ures are now before Congress."
The group appeared before Presi
dent Coolidge with copies of the res
olutions, and spokesmen from differ
ent states urged administration sup
port for the McNary-Haugen bill. In
the conference with the President, C.
C. Davis, commissioner of agricul
ture of the state of Montana, was
spokesman for the agricultural inter
ests of that locality; George E. Duia,
pesident of the North Dakota Wheat
Growers association, represented
North Dakota; J. P. Reed, president
of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, rep
resented Minnesota; Lieutenant-Governor
Carl Gunderson represented
South Dakota; Commissioner of Agri
culture E. L. French represented
Washington; G. P. Mix represented
Idaho; T. C. Winn, manager of the
Utah Wheat Growers League, repre
sented Utah and A. R. Shumway,
president of the Oregon Cooperative
Grain Growers, represented Oregon.
The complete list of agricultural del
egates to the conference was as fol
lows: John L. Coulter, Fargo, N. D., presi
dent of the North Dakota Agricultur
al college; Gray Silver, Washington,
D. C, secretary National Farm Bu
reau; M. L. Wilson, Boieman, Mont,
Commissioner of Agriculture for
State of Montana; Thos. E. Cushman,
Owatonna. Minn.; W. P. Davies,
Grand Forks, N. D.; S. C. Davis, Hel
ena, Mont; George E. Duis, Grand
Forks, N. D., president of North Da
kota Wheat Growers association;
George C. Jewett, Minneapolis, Minn.,
general manager of the American
Wheat Growers associated; Frank
Murphy, Wheaton, Minn.; J. A. Pow
er, Leonard, N. D.; J. F. Redi, St.
Paul, Minn., manager of the Farmers
Equity; W. L. Stockton, Clarkston,
Mont.; W. I. Drummond, Kansas City,
Mo.; C. F. Eggers, Sioux Falls. S. D.;
Carl Gunderson, Mitchell, S. D., Lieutenant-Governor
of South Dakota; C.
L. Hanson, Thief River Falls, Minn.;
B. L. McGregor, Crookston, Minn.;
E. C. Quamme, St. Paul, Minn.; M.
Blin Beebe, Ipswich, S. D.; C. M. Hen
ry, Pierre, S. D.; F. E. Stranahan,
Fort Benton, Mont; E. L. French.
Olympia, Wash., Commission of Ag
riculture for State of Washington; R.
A. White, Olympia, Wash.; G. P. Mix,
Moscow, Idaho; L. C. Simons, Minne
sota; T. C. Wynn, Nephi, Utah; A. R.
Shumway, Milton, Oregon; F. L. Kel
son, Ardmore, S. D.
High School to Present
"My Gosh!" Clarence was brought
up by cannibals his nurse was a
cannibal, yet they never ate him or
his family. And he played a saxo
phone to beetles to see if they re
sponded to peculiar musical vibra
tions. Why, he played for hours at
a time to the deaf ones. His assist
ant was a tine all-round bug man,
but he could beat any other potato
bug man. He's the oldest potato-bug
man in the world.
Don't you want to hear some "more
about Clarence's wonderful experi
ences? Get it first hand at the Star
Theater, February 20.
Freshman Dress-Up day was ob
served last Friday when the boys
appeared in high-heeled shoes, long
braids or bobs, Bnd much powder and
rouge the girls in old overalls,
clumping boots, and shiek hair cuts.
Arion Literary society initiated
three new members Monday: Margar
et Barratt, Anita Hughes and Vawter
Parker. Extemporaneous speeches
were given by these students in front
of the assembly. Students and teach
ers began to see themselves as others
The formal initiation took place
Monday night, when great athletic
feats were performed by the unlucky
trio beforo being sworn in.
TWINS AT DRAKE HOME.
Twins arrived at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Drake, Eight Mile, last
Sundny morning. The double arrival
was a 6-pound boy and a BS -pound
girl. Dr. A. H. Johnston reports mo
ther and babes doing nicely.
By Arthur Brisbane
The Unanimous Senate.
Did Ford Talk Too Soon?
W. J. Bryan Please.
Great Is Iowa.
Woodrow Wilson's bodv rests In
the crypt of the great Episcopal Cath
edral at Mt. St. Albans in the north
west section of Washington.
Woodrow Wilson's real funeral th
tribute paid to the spirit that is not
dead, spreads actually over th. whnlo
world, and his was "a puMic funeral"
in the real sense of the word.
The moment they are dead, men
begin to settle Into th place that
history reserves for them. Today
with radio, telegraph, newspapers,
history works rapidly. Ita judgments
are as erroneous as in tha past per
haps, but they are more quickly ren
dered. It is to be remembered that Mr.
Wilson's public services were not war
time services only. Before the war
waa thought of he had been at work
on public problems. The Federal re
serve bank, that carried this country
through the financial strain of war,
was part of his work.
The land credits for fanners, free
ing the farmer from "respectable" us
ury, in many directions, had his in
tense care and devotion. In many
directions he worked for the public
welfare, efficiently, before the devast
ating war broke upon the world.
You come to the end of a book, read
the word finis and know all that the
book has to say. It is not so with the
life of an active man. Hia last day
comes, yet for him yon cannot write
finis, not after a year, or the next;
perhaps not for a thousand years.
Woodrow Wilson, who held In his
hand more material power than any
individual ever held on this earth,
went back into the ground again. But
how long the effects of hia active life
will be felt on this planet no man
President Coolidge will observe
that the Senate Is In bo doubt as to
public opinoin on the oil scandal.
Some Senators would lose no sleep
over such a little thing as selling the
navy's oil supply to private individ
uals, or paying a little cash (not
checks) to public officials. If the thing
could be put over quietly.
Bu tthe country Is awake, and not
one Senator voted against Walsh's
resolution calling on the President to
cancel the oil leases.
One wise man last week said, "Ford
talked just sixty days too soon. If
he had kept quiet, this oil affair
would have given him the Presi
dency." Perhaps he'd rather have
Muscle Shoals. His chances are good
for that now. Any plans that official
gentlemen may have had for turning
that over to Insiders on a "Teapot
basis" will be kept quiet for a while
Secretary Denby, of the Navy, says:
I would do it all over again tomor
Of course that does not mean that
the Secretary approves all the finan
cial trimmings that went with the
deal, the Government bonds handed
over, checks that were given and not
cashed, the valise full of cash hand
ed to a member of the Cabinet of the
Some of that, undoubtedly, Mr.
Denby would change.
What is more important, however.
than Secretay Denby's opinion, is
what Congress and the people will do.
They will see that it is not "done
11 over again."
One hundred and ten little Pomer
anians very small fluffy pet dogs
were exhibited in New York City last
week. Each dog had a nicely dressed
lady, nurse or owner, watching the
dear little creature, affectionately
and faithfully. Those dogs are worth
more than $100,000.
Vilf tar atvaiv in sin Int!nfi,,ral
... sit nil iiieii'UMVuai
ward, you can find one hundred and
ten human babies, three or four
nilPt- tjilrirto' rB rn nf thm whnln lnt
And all the babies put together are
hardly worth ten cents; in fact, they
re i liability.
Moral? ftp horn t Pnmarnnian If
vou want ta ira throuch Mfm cnmfi.rt-
ably, in this civilization.
Wise citizens of Florida won't hes
itate any longer about sending Will
iam J. Brj'an to represent them as
delegate in the Democratic Conven
tion. Judging- by news from Wash
ington, Mr. Bryan may have to over
come his reluctance and take the
Demoeratic nomination himself. First,
he will go around like Diogenes for
awhile, with a lantern, and then say:
"I guess you will have to tnke me."
Iowa's newspapers start a camp;iiKii
of advertising, bragging about tliat
tine State. No wonder, for they hnv
things to brag about. The corn fields
of Iowa alone produce more wealth
than all the gold mines of the Unitrd
States, The State knows no Ulltt-r-acy
or, at least, less thnn any other
State in the Union. Its crops are
worth a billion a year; the entire
population, including all hired men,
grandmothers and bahitM :uud ride
at the same time in Iowa's automo
biles. It's really a marvelous State. Cal
ifornia and Florida rejoice, aylng:
More power. t.t in those cars, drive
here and spend it."