...Soe' .i-.joOC ...Ml n r-. ..Alton"- The Gazette-Times PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 40, Number 46. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year L "Clarence" Makes Hit Lena-Jones Hill Gap May Be Constructed POLITICAL KETTLE STILL GOING STRONG- THE GREAT HAT TRICK This Veek With Local Audience County Unit of Organiza tion and Taxation Presented Here BILL LITTLE KNOWN Mr. Smith, Mrs, Bhurt and Other Talk In Favor of th Plan to Adopt Modern Methods. At tht meeting of school officers and citizens held in the circuit court room at the court house on Friday afternoon, In response to the call la sued by Superintendent Shurte, there was a representative gathering of di rectors, clerk i and patrons from over this part of the county. A similar meeting was held at lone on Satur day, and we understand this was quite well patronized by the teachers and school officers and patrons from the north end. The proposal to place on the ballot In May the question of adoption or rejection of the County Unit System of Organization and Taxation as per tains to the elementary schools, was the evident reason for calling theae meeting!, that the law might be pre sented and explained. W. M. Smith of the state superin tendent's office was here and attend ed the meetings, and he spoke in fa vor of the adoption of the plan, set ting forth Its many advantages, and favoring it as a progressive measure and one that is calculated to get ui out of the old rut and the present antiquated and unsatisfactory sys tem. Mr. Smith did not present the question in the manner of one who came to tell the people of Morrow county what they should do, but ra ther to set out the so-called advan tages of the meaiure and to show in his opinion it would be a good thing. It was quite evident from ques tions asked Mr. Smith, following his address that the people here had given the plan no particular thought, that it was entirely new to the most of them and that they desired Informa tion and would not commit themselves and take any hasty action until bet ter informed. Following Mr. Smith, Mrs. Shurte also spoke in favor of the adoption of the plan. We understand from Mrs. Shurte that she has been in favor of taking this advanced atep in the school government and taxation sys tem for a number of years; it has been a question she has given much thought and attention, and while she feels that its adoption would put her out of a job, yet it should be adopted because of the general good results that are, in her opinion, sure to fol low. So she is emphatic In the asser tion that it Is not for any personal reasons whatsoever, that ahe fa boost ing the adoption of the plan. In her talk, Mrs. Shurte presented facts and figures in support of her claims. R. B. Wilcox, who helped put over the plan in Klamath county, which is one of three counties of the state now working under the provisions of the the law, gave enthusiastic endorse ment of it, and strongly urged Its adoption here. All speakers were listened to quit attentively, and there appeared an earnest desire on the part of those present to get all the information possible regarding the plan. Many school officers admit the lameness of the present system, know that it is Inefficient, and whan they become convinced that the proposed plan will do what Its advocates claim for It, they stand ready to support It. As setting forth some of the pro visions of the proposed plan, we have the following communication from Prof. E. H. Hedrick, superintendent of Heppner schools, who has had oc casion to go into the provisions of the act very thoroughly. While In Jackson county, this plan Was present ed on the ballot, and at that time Mr. Hedrick atrongly opposed It, as he was thoroughly convinced there were many holes in the law. It was de feated. He has since modified his views considerably, upon being as sured that the objectionable points In the law will be remedied. We feel that Mr. Hedrick is competent to present this matter in a purely un biased and non-partisan manner, and this he will do in a couple of articles, of which the following is the first. THE COUNTY UNIT. (I have been ankd to write for The Oa-nMte-Timwi an impart 11 itatement of the rounty tmlt plan of conduction upon which the voter of the rounty will be called to consider at the May election. The flrat article- will concern ttHf with trh fcneral provisions of the law. The awnnd will at tempt to show how It will apply to Morrow (Continued on Pafra Four.) A Real Bargain $11,000 SEE L. VAN MARTER Heppner, Oregon REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE Money to Loan on First Class Securities III High Bchool Production at Star The ater Cleverly Played Before Packed Hoe a. "Clarence, Heppner High school dramatic production was played be fore a packed house at the Star the ater last night, when It completely captured its audience. The plsy, writ ten by Booth Tarkington, depicts the experiences of an ex-soldier In the post-war period, and Is one of the cleverest comedies being played on the legitimate stage. It Is divided into four acts, and each act is filled with suspense and laughter. Clarence, who claimed he was a mule driver In the army, which feat he performed without learning the use of profanity, was Introduced in the first act when he applied for a position at the office of Mr. Wheeler, a modern business man. Forthwith he became entangled in the private affairs of the Wheeler family, when, after being admitted to Mr. Wheel er's private office, several members of the household called on Mr. Wheeler to straighten out some domestic af fairs. Bobby and Cora Wheeler, 'teen aged son and daughter of Mr. Wheel er, Immediately took up with Clar ence on meeting him at the office, and poured their personal grievances into his car, seeking his advice as to the proper procedure. Quite a scene took place when Violet Pinney, Cora's gov erness, who had been in consultation with Mr. Wheeler concerning Cora's relation with Hubert Stem, grass wid ower, endeavored to depart with Cora. While the young Miss was display ing some of her mulish proclivities, her step-mother, who was jealous be cause of the many private consulta tions of her husband with Miss Pin ney, arrived and took Cora's part. Things were at high heat when Clar ence, who had been sitting by un noticed, arose from his chair and caused a hurried departure. As a result of this episode, and Clarence's ability to drive mules with out swearing, Mr. Wheeler offered him a position in his home. Here Clarence proved himself to be a won derful fellow, winning the hearts of all, and Misa Pinney in particular, to whom he became betrothed in the last act. The final scene showed ev erything serene in the Wheeler home, with Miss Pinney leaving to become the wife of Clarence who was re turning to his old-time profession of entomologist. The curtain dropped as Cora reclined on the davenport and sighed, "Oh Clarence." The students fn the' play displeyed especial aptitude for their parts, and performed them in a professional manner. Elmer Bucknum, who por trayed Clarence, did it exceedingly : well. Dorothy Pattison was especial-1 ly clever in the part of Cora, while Bruce Spautding was ideal as her! spoiled brother who took himself a, bit too seriously. Carl Cason did Mr. Wheeler up brown; Bernice Sirs bee acted well the pert of his jealous wife, and Elaine Sigsbee pleased as Miss Pinney. The other parts were ail well portrayed with Bernice Wood son as Mra. Martyn, Mr. Wheelers secretary; Guy Hall as Hubert Stem, who made love to Cora; Kathleen Ma honey as Dora, house-maid,' and Leonard Schwarx as Dinwiddie, man servant. The high school orchestra played during interludes, and Miss Steele rendered a beautiful violin solo. The evening was a rare treat for all who attended, and the high school was well repaid financially. YOUNG MEN HELD IN JAIL. Tom and Richard Crewdson, aged respectively 20 and 18 years, are be ing held in the county jail, charged with the taking of several articles from the livery bam of W. T. Mc Roberts on last Sunday. The boys had been working at the barn, and they are charged with leaving early Sunday forenoon with a sixshooter belonging to McRoberts, a saddle, the property of a customer of the bam and a pair of chaps belonging to Jack Terry that were also left in the barn. Shortly after dinner McRoberts miss ed the articles and reported the loss to the sheriff, who dispatched Mc Roberts and Walter Matllson on their trail. They overhauled the Crewd son s three miles this side of Pilot Rock and returned them to Heppner along with the missing articles. They are now awaiting the return of Dis trict Attorney Notson, who Is in the east, when they will have prelimin ary hearing. GEOREG 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 eharged, but a silver free-will offering will be received at the door. Come and enjoy yourself for the evening. 880 Acres, comprising: 550 acres of good plow land and 330 acres of Rood grass land. This place is a producer with good marketing facilities. Positions Are Asked For Disabled Vets Rehabilitation Men of Northwest Re ceive Thorough Training, Mak ing Them Good Workers, With 692 World War veterans of this district completing vocational training during the first six months of this year, L. C. Jesseph, Pacific Northwest manager of the United States Veterans' Bureau, earnestly requests active cooperation of local employers In the matter of furnish ing employment opportunities for these men who have successfully overcome vocational handicaps due to war injuries. Of the total number of training completions, 267 are being rehabili tated in trades and industries, 96 along commercial lines, 98 in profes sions and 161 in agriculture, accord ing to Mr. Jesseph. Special appeal s made to have employers place book keepers, accountants, watch repair-, men, shoemakers and auto mechanics, a large percentage 6f the rehabilit ants being in these occupations. "One hundred and twenty-eight ex-; service men of this district will com-! plete their training courses during the month of March," said Mr. Jes seph. "It Is essential that they be provided with suitable employment immediately upon their rehabilitation under the jurisdiction of the Veter ans Bureau. It should be kept in mind that the war disabilities suf fered by these men do not hinder them in carrying out of their newly chosen occupations. A large percent age of these men have had training on the job. Much interest has been shown in the Bureau's rehabilitation and employment program by employ ers of this district in the past and further eooperartion Is looked for in order that the task of restoring these ex-fervice people to economic useful ness may be properly completed." Mr. Jesseph stated that on January 1. 1924. there were 65,000 ex-service men and women in vocational train ing In the United SUtea. More than 49,000 others had completed their training courses and many of these are now earning more than they did before the war. President Coolidge, governors of a dozen states and num erous national civic organisations have called upon the citizens of this country to join actively In the solu tion of this employment problem. Employers in sympathy with actual nd complete rehabilitation of World War veterans should write to the dis trict office of the Veterans' Bureau at Seattle, it was urged. President Will Endorse Measure Says Thompson That President Coolidge may be ex pected to endorse the McNary-Haug-en bill within a few days is the pre diction made by S. R. Thompson, pres ident of the Oregon Export Commis sion league, in a telegram received from him Monday morning by the Pendleton Commercial association, states the East Oregonian. He expressed the belief that the bill will pass and designated eight states that stand behind it at pre sent. Secretary Hoover of the de partment of commerce Is opposed to the measure. The telegram in full is as follows: "Looks like bill has good chance of passing. Expect president's en dorsement In a few dnys. Secretary Hoover against us. The states for bill now assured are Oregon, Wash ington, Idaho, Montana, South Dak ota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Can give you more In a fow days." MASONS ATTENTION. There will be a special communica tion of Heppner Lodge No. 69, on Sat urday evening, February 23. Work in the M. M. degree. There will also be a special meeting on Tuesday, Febru ary 20, beginning at 8:30 In the afternoon. There will be work in the M. M. degree, followed by a banquet at 6:30 in the dining room, and further work after the ban quet. It is hoped that all members will be present, as it will be one of the most enjoyable occasions of the year, Visiting brothers always wcl come. By order of the W. M. U W. BRIGGS, Secretary. P.-T, Association Has An Interesting Meeting At the meeting of the Patron Teachers association held at the high school auditorium on Friday evening, a splendid program was rendered that was listened to by a large gathering of patrons and friends of the school. Mrs, 8. A. Pattison, vice-president of the association, called the meeting to order and announced that as Mrs. Woodson had been compelled to resign on account of her health, the execu tive committee had chosen Mrs. Clara Boyer for the place, and she intro duced Mrs. Boyer, who presided In a very efficient manner, showing that she is fully capable of taking over the duties so well managed by Mrs. Woodson. Mrs. Boyer made an ap propriate talk upon accepting the du ties, and we are sure that she will be accorded the hearty cooperation of the other officers and the members of the association in the carrying out of her work. The program consisted of the fol lowing numbers: Opening selection by high school or chestra. The Ox Dance by ten girls of sev enth grade, direction of Miss Dav ie s. Accordion solo by Pauline Ulrich, also of seventh grade. Violin solo by Miss Steele, Bernice Woodson at piano. Reading by Luola Benge. Piano solo by Mary Clark. Piano duet, Mrs. Missildine and Mrs. Taylor. The president announced the ap pointment of committees, and then the vote was taken on the attendance, the 6th grade winning. Their reward will be a half-holiday from school work. W..M. Smith, who was present at the meeting, was introduced. Fol lowing complimentary and encourag ing words to the P. T. A., he took up the discussion of the county unit plan for some thirty minutes, and enlightened those present upon the workings of this proposed measure, going over much of the ground cover ed by him at the afternoon meeting at the court house, but speaking to an entirely different crowd of people, who gave close attention to what the speaker had to say. INSTITUTE AT IONE. The second local teachers' institute of Morrow county was held at the lone High school, Saturday Febru ary 16, It was well attended by teach ers from all parts of Morrow county. Mr. Smith, the assistant state super intendent, was present to explain the county unit plan of taxation to the teachers and to the lone people who attended in the afternoon. The af ternoon was spent in a discussion of this plan in which Mr. Smith and Mrs. Shurte answered the questions the teachers asked about the county unit plan. After the discussion, in which it was shown that the plan would benefit Morrow county, the teachers present showed themselves to be in favor of it by a vote of 32 to 0. A vote of thanks was given the teachers and the people of lone for their cooperation, and to Mrs. Shurte for her untiring efforts in behalf of the children and teachers of Mor row county. Mr. Head of lone closed the meeting with a few remarks showing his approval of the county unit. Watch the papers each week for Information on the county unit plan.- Contributed. SEED POTATOES TO BE BOUGHT. Arrangements are being made by the county agent to bring certified Netted Gem seed potatoes Into the county to be distributed to the farm ers at actual cost. The seed brought in last year from Weston Mountain gave exceptionally good yields the past summer and It is planned to ob tain the seed at the same place again this year. The cost will depend some what upon the quantity ordered, but will not exceed the price of last year, which was $2.76 per hundred. If enough seed is ordered so that a carload can be shipped, the rate will be cheaper than it will If It hns to be shipped in by truck. Anyone wishing good seed potatoes should put their order in with the county agent at once. The regular monthly food sale by the Willing Workers will be held at the Htore of Humphreys Drug Com pany on Saturday. K. of P. Anniversary Is Fittingly Observed Doric Lodge No. 20 Carries Out Pro gram, Assisted By Local Talent) Is 60th Birthday, The 60th anniversary of Pythlanism was fittingly observed at Castle Hall of Doric Lodge No. 20 In this city on Tuesday evening. On this date, the 19th of February, 1924, every lodge In the wide Pythian domain carried out the beautiful Diamond Jubilee program prepared In honor of the event by the supreme lodge, and the beautiful tenents of the order were thus forcefully impressed upon a great mass of people. We are sure this is true If each individual lodge the country over rendered the pro--am as effectively as ft was present tti to the large number of Pythians and others that gathered Tuesday evening in this city and listened to the fine addresses and enjoyed the musical program that interspersed and lent spice and variety to the en tertainment. The set program, over which E. J. Keller presided as Chancellor Com mander, called for the presentation of the cardinal principals of the or der Friendship, Charity and Benevo- ence being set forth beautifully and praticularly emphasized. The vice- chancellor, Oscar Edwards, presented Friendship, first of the trinity, by rit ualistic reference, followed by the reading of the beautiful poem. "A Friend to Man." The second. Charity, by the prelate, Chas. Thomson, end ing with the reciting of the poem. He Cannot Read His Tombstone When He's Dead," while the third came from the station of the master of work, Fred Tash, the great senti ment of Benevolence being aptly ex pressed in the fine rendition of the poem, "The Youngster Who Has Stub bed His Toe." Another cardinal vir tue of the order, Patriotism, was ex pressed in a few words from the printed program and a salute to the flag by master at arms, W. W. Smead. These subjects were then present ed in addresses, W. B. Barratt giv ing a splendid paper on the first. Rev. Gillanders of Lexington handl ing the second in a masterly way. Rev. Livingstone, the third in his us ual pleasing and instructive manner and Mrs. Livingstone taking "Patriot ism" as her theme and delighting the audience with the many beautiful sentiments expressed in a period of ten minutes. Other numbers on the program were piano solo by Miss Violet Mer- itt; vocal solo, Miss Kathleen Mon ihan; Scotch songs by Alex Gibb; piano duet, Mesdames Missildine and Turner; Highland dances by the Mieses Thomson, Barratt, Hiatt and Tash; vocal solo, Mrs. Gibb. During the progress of the program he keener of records and seal read the list of charter members. Doric Lodge No. 20 was instituted at Hepp nr on July 14, 1883, with the fol lowing charter list: T. W. Ayers. Heniy Blackman, P. L. Paine, John T. English, S. P. Florence, Phill Cohn. T. E. Fell, Chas. Youngren, P. O. Borg, L. A. Florence and Dellivan P. Garrigues. But few of these remain, and of the number but three reside here Phill Cohn, S. P. and L. A. Florence. Doric Lodge will be 41 years old on the 14th of the coming July, and its members have always been numbered among the best of our citizens. The great order of Knights of Pythias, instituted on Feb ruary 19, 1864. at the City of Wash ington by Justus H. Rathbone and a few of his intimates, has on its ros ter, in good standing, the nnmes of 900,000 true men whose simple creed is an abiding faith in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man and the Immortality of the Soul. ARLINGTON DEFEATS HEPPNER. Heppner ""town team journeyed to Arlington Saturday night where they met the Arlington town team in a game of basketball. Heppner had make-shift team, got together on the spur of the moment, but nevertheless played their opponents a close game, the final score being 16-14 In Arling ton favor. Those playing for the locals were "Spec" and Paul Aiken, Paul McDuffee, "Brick" Hull nnd "Jap" Crawford. Aiken brothers scored all the points for Heppner. A return game is being arranged to be played here, the date to be announced later, Engineers Klein and Baldock Look Situation Over; Mr. Klein Thinks Work Should Be Done. State Highway Engineer Klein, ac companied by District Engineer Bal dock, was here during the week, and with Judge Campbell and Commis sioner Benge went over that section of the O.-W. highway between the end of the macadam on Jones Hill and Lena postoffice, a stretch of about 3 1-2 miles. This short piece of road is now in bad condition but has been much worse, and the engineers could readily see what the people and the public in general that have to travel over that route are up against In the winter months. It has been just next to impassable, and will never be bet ter until put on the grade and ma cadamized. In going over the route, the engin eers discovered that someone who had been enroute to Heppner with a load of sheep pelts, had hit on the idea of a pelt covering. One of the worst places in the road had evidently pro mised to swallow up truck, load and all, and to prevent this the driver had made a covering of pelts and extrica ted himself from the mire, leaving the pelts in the road as evidence of the scheme he devised to save himself. In talking over the situation with the members of the court, Mr. Klein left the impression that something tangible might be worked out with the highway commission, and that before the year was over, the state in cooperation with the county would be able to get this piece of road graded and macadamized. Commis sioner Benge Informs this paper that there is much to be encouraged about. Engineer Klein urged the members of the court to be present at the March meeting of the highway commission in Portland, when it is expected that the plans would mature that will per mit the work being done. The state stands ready now, we are informed, to do the grading, on the promise of the county court that they will put on the crushed rock. This the county can not do at this time for lack of funds, but the way seems tobe open ing up. People of Heppner and Pendleton will welcome the day when the entire gap between Jones Hilt and Vinson is completed, thus closing the final link In the construction of the Oregon-Washington highway. This may come, also, within the next two years, and perhaps sooner, Commissioner Benge thinks. He bases his opinion on the general program of the state highway commission who seem pledg ed to this policy of closing up all gaps In the main highways before other roads are placed on the map. SI Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Minor arrived from Portland he first of the week and will make their home in this city. They have taken rooms in the Gil man building. Their household goods were brought in by Frank Turner on his big truck. Mr. Minor contemplates engaging in business here again, but just what line he is not ready to an nounce at this time. Mrs. D. H. Erwin and daughter. Miss Margaret Erwin, of Prescott, Wash., are visiting this week with the family of her son, C. H. Erwin, in this city. They will also visit with Arthur Erwin and family near lone, expecting to spend some ten days or two weeks with the members of Mrs. Erwin's family residing in this coun ty. Jay Hiatt and wife attended the K. of P. diamond jubilee at Castle hall of Doric Lodge No. 20, Tuesday evening. Mr. iiiatt resides on tsutter creek and he reports beautiful warm weather, with vegetation coming along rapidly getting in a precar ious condition should a cold snap hit us any time soon. If not attending Bible school else where, Bethel Chapel invites you next Sunday morning. And don't leave your children at home, either where they usually leave you but bring them and get yourselves registered with the Rinkeydinks or the Hoot owls. You'll be in good company. Rav W O T.ivincetnnp HprtArted this morning for Walla Walla, where on Friday he will attend a conference of ministers of the Christian church frnm nil nnrta nf tho inlnd emnire. called to formulate plans for the com ing Set Up campaign. He will re turn home Saturday. Victor Peterson, school clerk from one of the Eight Mile districts at- i tended the meeting here on Saturday of school officers and patrons. , He was much interersted in the discus sion of the county unit plan. i Maurice Frye reports much interest ; in the Butter creek and Echo sections in radio, the people out that way having the bug proper and Mr. Frye has made sale of a number of sets as a result. W. W. Bechdolt, Hardman farmer and stockman was in Heppner on Tuesday and a part of Wednesday. Spring weather, with plenty of sun shine prevails out his way. Mr. and Mrs. French Burroughs and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burroughs of Jor dan Siding were in the city last eve ning to take in the play, "Clarence," at tho Star theater. Miss Cleone Andrews, of Portland, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark, where she will spend ten days visiting with Miss Mary Clark. The ladies of the W. R. C. will have a sale of cooked food at the store of Humphreys Drug Company on Satur day, March 1st. Keep an eye open for this. 2t. The regular monthly food sale of the Willing Workers will be held at the store of Humphreys Drug Com pany on Saturday. L. P. Davidson, county commission er, is in the city today from his home ; at lone. By Arthur Brisbane To Land of Promise. Forcing Young Minds. Ramsey and His Pay. They Killed Gee Jon. The Place for Alcohol. Everybody on this train Is going to Palm Beach, via the Seaboard Air Line. A solid row of twleve Pullman cars left New York via the Pennsyl vania Sunday evening at seven-five, with everything full. Back in your little room. Yon study the map and realise that these pil grims of fashion all testify to unseen wisdom. They are taking their mon ey to be spent in developing a mag nificent state. They will return to make known a marvellous climate, the wonderful land of Florida, with its sensible, industrious people, the land that in years to come will be a great garden for the nation, a mar vellous playground in winter for mil lions of real workers, the permanent abode of contented, prosperous tens of millions. The train travels along the edge of the Atlantic, carrying its precious freight, of which 98 per cent would be about as useful in heaven as it is on earth. Phildelphia, Washing ton, Richmond, fly past, and Jackson ville, that one day may be greater than all of them, as the seaport of a southern empire. A young Czech o-Slovakian, assisted by all the people in his town, is work ing at the problem of transmitting power without wires. Whoever solves that can command hundreds of mil lions for himself and endless billions for the world. Waterfalls could run machines hundreds of miles away, and airplanes fly with power taken through air, through earth plants. Ethel Jaeger entered public school at bix and in eighteen months did three years' work, advancing from one class to another rapidly. In addi tion, the child took piano lessons and studied classic dancing. The little girl will be praised, the father and mother will be proud. . But that is false education. A child with a superior mind should be held back. Children would be bet ter off as a whole if allowed to devote their first ten years to outdoor ex ercise, and learning through their eyes, not teaching them even to read until ten or twelve years of age. Ramsay MacDonald, British Labor, Prime Minister, gives up one of two! $25,000 salaries to which he is en- I titled. ! The English have brains enough to pay well men to whom they give im-; portant jobs. This makes it unnec-! essary for oil companies or others to pay them after they LEAVE office for services rendered while IN office. Good news Is that General Motors, ! big automobile making company, ! broke all records last year, selling 8,000,000 worth of cars. Many Americans are getting fresh air that didn't use to get it, plus the health that comes from fresh air. Nevada killed Gee Jon, Chinese tong murderer, with hydrocyanic gas. Mr. Jon, according to guards, "wept a little as he was placed in the chair." His tears seemed to ask, "Why pick on me?" Doctors say death was painless, but they don't know. Gee Jon lived six minutes after he began breathing the deadly gas. Where is he now? Some where in space telling Confucius about it? If government insists on killing it should kill as savages usually do, choking with a rope, cutting off the head or in some other savage fashion. Science and scientists should not be disgraced in the operation. Ten thousand years hence this will be spoken of as an age that used to hang, shoot, asphyxiate, kill with el ectricity and then foolishly expect criminals, with the undeveloped minds of children, NOT to imitate a murderous example set by the gov ernment itself. In a race against American cars at Stockholm, last week, a Swedish car driven by Swedish motor alcohol, beat all the American cars. The latter used gasoline imported from the Uni ted States. That's good news. Unlike oil wells, the supply of alcohol never can give out. We could get enough alcohol out of corn stalks in the United States, and other vegetable matter, to run all the machinery of the Uni ted States. There is power inexhaus tible. And the inside of an explosive engine is the right place for alcohol, not the inside of a man. CHURCH OF CHRIST. Lord's Day, February 24, 1924. What's the matter, and who's to blame for it? Lots of folks are go ing to the bad; is it the fault of the church? Is it the fault of the indiv idual? Don't be too hasty in reply ing. Well, you're invited to come to church next Lord's Day, it will help matters wonderfully. We have the Bible School at 9:45, Communion ser vices following, then the preaching sen-ice at 11 o'clock. The theme of the morning sermon will be. "The Place We Live In. -Present, Future." The Christian Kndeavorers will have their meeting in their parlor at 6:30, -a great service for the young peo ple; then the evening preaching ser vice at 7:30. The subject of the eve ning sermon will be, "A Quest Worth While," Come and worship with us. LIVINGSTONE. Only Two Men Announce Their Candidacy For County Offices. MANY RUMORS OUT Aspirants Being Groomed, Is Heard, and Next Few Weeka May Bring New Hats Into Ring. Public office appears to be less at tractive in Morrow county than in other years, judging from the laek of material that has so far stepped into the arena to ask favors of the electorate. It is perhaps a little early, and this may be the reason, so we in the ring within the next week or shall look for more hats to be placed two. It is understood that various and sundry persons are being groom ed and our fears that enough men would not get into the game to make the race exciting may prove ground less. Besides state, congressional and district offices, the following county offices are to be filled at the coming election: judge, sheriff, clerk, super intendent of schools and one commis sioner. To date but two have ventur ed into the ring. Gay M. Anderson for county clerk and G. A. Bleakman for county judge, but rumors are spread ing that others will announce for these two prominent places how many, we cannot now say, not know ing. For sheriff there is at present no avowed candidate, but we presume that Mr. McDuffee is receptive and may announce for the place and be come his successor In the office, while the office of county school superin tendent may be eliminated, in the event that the county unit plan is adopted; but to date we have heard of no aspirant for the place of Mrs. Shurte. The commissioner job will likely be left to lone, as it is conced ed that end of the county is entitled to name a successor "to Mr. Davidson, whose term expires at the end of the year. We have understood that Lou would run again, and there will doubt less be others induced to get into the race from the north end of the county. Mr. Notson will make the race again for district attorney and we under stand that he has filed his petition with the secretary of state. He is not likely to have any opposition. Morrow county should also be in terested in the legislative ticket. As we are tacked on to Umatilla, form ing a joint district, this plum usually goes to the big county unless Morrow gets a hustle on and presents a good man for the place. Umatilla had the joint representative at last election because our county failed to get be hind a winner from this end of the district and secure his nomination. It is time to get busy and trot out a leading citizen from this county when Umatilla is understood to be in favor of supporting a man from here. There is no election this year for joint senator, H. J. Taylor, the incum bent, being the holdover. Army Recruiting Officer Will Visit Heppner Soon Corporal John Fisher, from the Regular Army Recruiting Office, Pen dleton, Oregon, will be in Heppner on recruiting duty from February 22nd to 28th inclusive. Corporal Fish er is authorized to make enlistments for practically any Camp or Station on the Atlantic or Pacific Coasts, Mexican border, Philipine Islands, Hawaii, or Panama. The Corporal is making special effort to secure men for the 16th Infantry, which is sta tioned at Governor's Island, Statue of Liberty and Fort Wadsworth, alt in New York Harbor. Five cents car fare from any of the stations to 42nd street and Broadway, New York City. The 16th Infantry was the first regi ment of Infantry to go to France dur ing the World War and the last to re turn. Men enlisting for the 16th Infant ry and other organizations on the Atlantic Coast, will be sent from San Francisco, California, by transport through the Panama Canal to New York City. HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS. Hardman High won their second basketball victory over Heppner High for this season, when they played on the Hardman floor last Friday night. The game was rough and one of the fastest of the season. During the first half the teams were evenly mat ched, with neither side having a de cided lead at any time. At the close of the first half the score was 8-10 in Hardman's favor, In the second half Hardman set the pace too fast for Heppner, and this, in addition to their accurate shooting, put them so fur in the lead that Heppner was unable to keep up. The final score was 12-22 in Hardman's favor. The lineup; Heppner 12 Hardman 22 Devine RF P. Bleakman Doherty LF D. Bleakman Bell C Howell Lee RG William Moore LG Knight' n Substitutions: Heppner--Cason fur Bell; Heisler for Moore; Bull fur Ik'isler. The biology class went on a hike last Monday afternoon and collected a large number of specimens for the laboratory. The day was perfect for for the trip, and the students com bined business and pleasure. They rtpor a most delightful day spent in the wood.). F.tbert Gibson, a brother of Mrs, L. G. Herren, accompanied by hit ton, Elbert, Jr., arrived the pant wek from Birmingham, Alabama. He con template locating here and engaging with Willsrd Herren in the bunlnen of the Blue Mountain Fur Farm.