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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 47.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Big Ben's Tingle
Is Burglar Alarm
Mrs. Scott's Birthday Is
THE "STOVE LEAGUE" UP-TO-DATE
TO BE AVOIDED
Remembered by Friends
Writer Believes the Rural
Schools Would Be
TAX FIGURES GIVEN
Proposed Chang la School Bystei
Analyzed In- Second Article
By Prof. Hedrick.
Br E. H. HEDRICK.
(Continued from last week.)
la the article! It la the purpose of the
writer to art rurth the facte of the County
Unit as he eeee them and In the light of
their application to Morrow County. No
recommendations are made either for or
against the measure. K. H. HEDKICK.
The county assessor's records (1922
rolli for 1023) show that there it lev
ied In Morrow county for the support
of education in general ipecial tax
amounting to $116,956.31. Thia autn
include! the amount! railed for el
ementary schools, high schools, in
debtedness and the like. Of this to
tal, $40,161.61 is charged to the ele
mentary schools. This, of course, on
ly partially supports them. Their
entire support comes from four
sources and as shown by the 1923
report is as follows:
Irreducible state school fund
(11.88 per pupil) $ 101.67
Two mill state tax for elemen
tary schools 2SI.IH.M
General county fund $10.00 per
SPKCIAt. TAX LEVIED BY
THE DISTRICTS 40.161.tl
The county unit would make no
change In the first three but in the
last there would be a shifting of the
burden. Individual districts last year
paid from .7 mill to 8.8 mills special
tax for elementary school purposes,
depending upon their respective val
uations and needs. As a general
thing, the towns paid a higher levy
than the country, though the highest
millage is found in the rural dis
tricts, notably districts 6 and 18, both
of which paid over eight mills.
The total valuation of the county
for 1923 was $13,462,830. Of this am
ount $1,074,660 lies outside of tax
levying districts and pays no special
tax. Under the county unit It would
be brought into the taxable valuation
and would serve to reduce the levy.
If this sum ($40,161.61) which was
raised by the several districts for
1923 were to be leveled over the
whole county on a valuation of $1.1,
462330, as it would be under the
county unit, it would require B tax of
about three mills. This means that
school districts that paid less than
that in special tax for the elementary
schools would have their tax raised.
Districts that paid more would have
theirs reduced to thst figure. This
assumes of course that the schools
would be run on the same amount of
money as was expended in 1922-1923.
In considering the financial aspect
of the county unit there is another
angle we must consider. It is the
matter of indebtedneas of the school
districts which the county would as
sume under the proposed messure.
In the tabulation below is a list of
all districts of the county which have
any outstanding indebtedness so far
as can be learned from record! of
the treasurer's office and reports of
the district clerks, on file in the
county superintendent's office. (Union
High School District No. 1 also has
an indebtedness of $26,000 but this
has not been included in the tabula
tion for the reason that it would not
be assumed by the county. The in
debtedness listed for lone. District
36 represents the bond issue recently
(Column one after name of district de
notes "Valuation" ; column two, " Indebt
edness ).es Sink Ins Fund," and column
three, "Indebtedness Per 11000 of Valua
tion.") Hrppner $1,!7,M M2.000.00 IS! 61
Morssn il,2M 1,600.00 8.S7
lone Tree 207.114 1,260 00 Ml
Irrlson 1,101.800 40.000.00 S6.S0
1 .ex in Hon 640.411 29.000.00 42.66
lllsrkhnre tlMIU) 4H4.lt 2.21
Hoardman 1,0116, HIS fm.S47.79 74.88
Pine City 47J.4K0 M70.68 In. 96
Kooky lllufT 121.680 1, COO, 00 11.16
Khea Cm-It 140.7KI 60 00 2.88
Willow Creek .... 2X2,708 700.00 2.66
lone 086.4H4 40,000.00 42.71
(ionseberry .. 160,416 60.66 .81
llardmaa 228,788 4,060.46 22.21
Pleasant Point .. 261,484 600.00 2.88
In these school districts it will be
seen that the present indebtedness,
per $1000 of valuation ranges from
.81 to $74.33. If this indebtedness
were spread over the entire county,
as It would be under the proposed
unit measure, there would be an In
debtedness of $18.89 per $1000 of val
uation. From an examination of the
abova figures it will be seen that the
town districts have the heaviest in
debtedness. It would thus appear
(Continued on Paee Four.)
A Real Bargain
L. VAN MARTER
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
Money to Loan on First Class Securities
Action of Botulism and Ptomaine
Bacteria Described; Rela
tion to Canning.
Front Bute Board of Health.
The tragic outbreak of botulism
that recently occurred at Albany haa
so foeussed the attention of the en
tire state of Oregon on the problem
aa to regard it in the light of grav
est concern. Recent epidemilogical
observations have shown that the
term "food poiaoning" ahould prob
ably be limited to the intoxication of
B. botulinii and the poisonings by
rood contaminated with the organ-
isms of the paratyphold-enteritidis
group and perhaps other bacteria.
Outbreaks of food poisoning are ex
plosive in character, usually short of
duration and frequently disregarded,
unless there are spectaculsr features
or the outbreak is botulism, similar
to the occurrence at Albany.
It can be noted by the discussion in
the foregoing paragraph that there
are two types of food poisoning. The
symptoms are distinct and they
should fce easily recognised and dif
ferentiated. The first type is pop
ularly known as "ptomsine" and ia
characterised by an incubation per
iod of usually 4 hours, practically
no mortality, nausea, vomiting, ab
dominal pain, prostration, diarrhoea.
and riae of temperature. This type
is due to food previously contamin
ated with the bacteria of paraty
phoid group through the agencies of
a carrier, contact with polluted wa
ter and milk supplies, rodents, and
other animals. In this type always
suspect freshly cooked or "warmed
over" food, especially if there has
been some previous period of heat
ing. These bacteria are comparatively
easily destroyed by heat, therefore
canned foods are not involved, and
they rarely ever cause spoilage of
BOTULISM: In the majority of
cases of botulism the Incubation per
iod is from 24-28 hours, though the
onset may occur earlier or may be
delayed. The characteristic evidences
of the disease recorded in botulism
sre quoted in their usual order as
follows: Delayed onset, marked mus
cular weakness, gastro-intestinal
symptoms, disturbances of vision,
with double vision, and subnormal
temperature, rarely any pain, death
from respiratory failure, and a mor
tality rate of sometimes 100 per cent.
In this type of food poisoning al
ways suspect preserved foods and
meat products such as sausages. The
food causing outbreaks of botulism
has often been observed to be spoil
ed and housewives are warned not
to taste such foods.
RELATION OF CANNING TO BOT
ULISM: The majority of outbreaks
of botulism have been due to under
heated or underprocessed foods. It
is fundamental that methods of can
ning must insure sufficient heat pen
etration and make allowance for alti
tude, and tha acid or alkaline con
centration of the products. Sanita
tion by the thorough cleansing, prop
er storage, and the use of fresh pro
ducts is primarily essential. There
havw been no outbreaks of botulism
traced to commercially canned food
since February, 1922, while there
have been in the same period 28 out
breaks attributed to home canned
foods. It would appear that the pre
cautions taken by the commercial
canning induatry have been effica
cious. The minimum temperature
used should be 40 degrees F but a
complete knowledge of the above re
quirements would replace scientific
methods for empiricisms.
To summarise: When In doubt of
your food destroy it or boil it thor
oughly before serving.
UNITED STATES RECEIVES MIL
LIONS FROM PUBLIC LANDS,
Washington, Feb. 26, Enormous
revenues have been secured by the
United States government in the sale
of its public lands, according to a
tabulation Just completed by the De
partment of the Interior through the
general land office.
The figurea representing receipts
and expenditures since the beginning
of the nstion's history up to June 30,
1923, show that the net profits were
$.139,411374. The aggregate receipts
from the sale of public lands total
$491,300,484 exclusive of sales of In
dian lands, while the expenditures
reached $1618X8.609. No other coun
try in the world, it is believed, has
ever made ao much money out of ita
In addition the tabulation shows
that the government has . paid out
$88,167,389 for purchase end cessions
of lands of its public domain, and has
paid to the Indians in quieting and
purchasing their titles to portions of
pubic lands as well as annuities a
total of $208,776,031.
"Mr. Bob," Junior Class play, March
20th, It will be good.
880 Acres, comprising 550 acres of
good plow land and 330 acres of good
grass land. This place is a producer
with good marketing facilities.
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Legion Smoker To Be
Staged Here March 17
Plans are rapidly being completed
for the big smoker on March 17,
which will be held in the Fair pav
ilion under the auspices of Heppner
Post No. 87, American Legion. Two
main events are scheduled and there
will be a number of anappy prelim
inaries, participated in by both local
and outside talent. The main events
will be boxing matches between Clar
ence Bauman of Heppner and Mike
Bibby of Grass Valley, and B. R.
Finch of Heppner and Kid Norine of
Walla Walla. Both of these matches
promise to be first class. Bauman
and Bibby have fought twice to a
draw, and Clarence assures local
fana that this match will aee a de
cision one way or the other, as both
are determined to win. The Finch
Norine match will be speedy, for Nor
ine is rated ona of the best of his
weight In this neck o' the woods.
Finch haa been training for several
weeks and declares himself In the
best condition possible. Local fans
have seen him in action when out
of training, and from the showing
made then they believe he will be a
whirlwind when in condition.
As soon as the detail! for the pre
liminaries have been arranged they
will be announced. Heppner sport
fana may look forward to a card
that will keep them on their feet all
Umatilla Rapids Inves
tigation Will End Soon
The Held work and drilling tests at
the Umatilla Rapids dam site will be
finished by March 1, according to E.
R. Crocker, who haa charge of the
Twenty-one places in the river bed
have been tested by tha diamond
drills and nothing unfavorable has
been found. The drills have struck
nothing but solid basalt with a top
covering of gravel. One of tha pits
was sunk to a depth of 192 feet.
After the work has been completed
it will take two months to go over the
data and prepare it for a report. Some
of this work may be done in Hermis-
ton and part of it will perhaps be
handled through the Denver office of
reclamation. A finished report will be
prepared and submitted to the com
missioner of reclamation at Washing
ton. Congress ordered a government sur
vey of the rapids last spring ind ap
propriated $50,000 for this purpose.
E. R. Crocker has been in charge of
the survey and George A. Hammond
in charge of the drilling work. The
project calls for the developing of a
maximum of about 800,000 horse pow
er and the watering of 270,000 acres
of land with river improvements aa
an additional feature. Hermiston
R. L. Benge Announces
For County Judge
There has been little change In the
political situation in Morrow county
since last week. In today's paper R.
L. Benge announces that he will be a
candidate for nomination on the dem
ocratic ticket for county Judge, and
Geo, McDuffee also makes it known
that he will ask the republicans to
ana I n place him on the ballot for
Mr. Benge Is at present serving the
county as commissioner, in which of
fice he is doing good service. Ha
states that it is through the persist
ent urging of his friends of both
political parties that he is making
the announcement for Judge. He ex
pects to have no opposition in the
primaries, and it aeems apparent now
that Mr. Bleakman will have no op
position for the republican nomina
tion, though Judge Campbell may yet
decide to enter the race, Mr Mc
Duffee will not have any opposition
for the nomination so far as it ap
pears at thia time, and he may have
an open field In the general election.
A regular communication of Hepp
ner Lodge No. 69, will be held Sat
urday evening, March 1st,
There will be work in the
M, M. dogree. Don't over
look the school of insruc
tlon Friday (tomorrow) eve
ning. By order of the W. M.
L. W. 11RIGG8, Secretary.
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
Will Thomson, who it now located
at Los Angeles, where he is engaged
in running a filling station and park
ing grounds for automobiles at one
of the prominent resorts, arrived at
Heppner Monday, driving up from the
Southern California metropolis In his
ear, taking five days to make the trip.
He will spend a short time here vis
iting with his brothers before re
turning to the scene of his labor. He
reports that he is enjoying a nros-
preou sbusiness and doing well, but is
perous business and doing well, but is
try down that way. It is very dry
in California this season, according
to Mr Thomson, and the shortage of
water is beginning to be felt by the
cattlemen and sheepmen, much loss
being the result, and there will be a
shortage of water for Irrigation pur
poses. S, E. Notson returned Wednesday
evening from Hamburg, Iowa, where
he was called two weeks ago to at
tend the funeral of his mother. While
there he had the pleasure of a visit
with his two sons, Lee, a photographer
or Dun lap, Iowa, and Edward, em
ployed by the state highway commis
sion of Illinois. Mr, Notson says the
weather was not bad and that he en
countered very little anow either in
or east of the Rockies.
Alvin Wade and family arrived here
last evening from Cheyene, Wyo., and
will spend a short time visiting with
relatives and old-time friends. Mr.
Wade was raised here but haa been
absent from Morrow county for a
good many years. Mrs. Wade is a
sitter of Mrs. Geo. Moore, and the ar
rival of the family here last evening
was a surprise to the Moores who
were not expecting them.
Judge W. T. Campbell went to Port-
land Tuesday to be present at the
meeting of the state highway com
mission on Wednesday. At this
meeting the judge desired to take up
the matter of the completion of the
SVi-mile atretch of hiehwav from
Jones hill to Lena. The completion of
tne entire gap to Vinson was also ex
pected to be gone over at this meet
ing. The Elks annual Washington birth.
day ball was given at their temple in
mie city on last Friday evening and
waa largely attended, more than 100
couplea being present Good music
was furnished by an orchestra from
The Dalles and many members of the
order from nenrhv tnurti w.m ln 0t
tendance. At midnight an excellent
luncheon was served.
John L. Jenkins was over from
Boardman on Tuesday evening to at
tend the meeting of Heppner Lodge
No. 69, A. F. 4 A. M. He was ac
companied by C. B. Albright and I.
A. Berger of Boardman, and Frank
Rogers, of Canby, Ore., who also at
tended the lodge, Mr. Rogers being a
visitor in Boardman at the present
Miss Rose Dohertv of Levino-tnn
and Mr. Wm. T. Doherty of lone were
united in marriage at St. Patrick's
church in thia city on Tuesday morn
ing, ratner Uantwell officiating. The
bride ia a sister of Jas. G. Doherty
of Blackhorse and the bridegroom is
a farmer of the lone eountrv. when-
the newlyweds will make their home.
Chac. Thomson and sons Ellis and
Enrl motored to Portland on Friday.
They v:ere accompanied by Mra. Wm.
Boymer who went to the city for a
visit of a few days. Returning home
Sunday evening, Mr. Thomson was ac
companied by Mrs, Thomson who had
been spending a couple of weeks in
Henry Happold and family are here
from Yakima, Wash., and expect to
make a visit of about a month. Mr.
Happold has been on the police force
of the city of Yakima since leaving
Heppner several months ago. Busi
ness matters have called him here for
Chas. Hynd, of Hynd Bros, com
pany, at Ukiah, Is making a visit to
the ranchea of Hynd Bros, in this
county this week. The four brothers
Jack, William, David and Charles
were in Heppner yesterday.
Mra. Mary Bartholomew, who has
been spending the winter In the Wil
lamette valley and Southern Califor
nia, returned homo on last evening.
To Be Held at Pendleton
A meeting of principals at Pendle
ton last Saturday decided to hold a
basketball tournament In the Pendle
ton Hi gymnasium on March 7 and ,
Friday and Saturday, to determine
the champion basketball team In dis
trict number two, which comprises
Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, and
Wheeler counties. Pendleton agrees
that there shall be no charge for the
use of the gym. The proceeds from
admission shall be disbursed first for
local expenses for officials, advertis
ing, basketballs, etc., and second for
necessary meals and lodging In the
city beginning at noon Friday, or ear
lier If the funds will permit. After
that any funds remaining will be
equally divided among the compet
ing teams. Each team shall be en
titled to 8 men.
Cemmktee to make further ar
rangements consists of H. E. Inlow,
Pendleton, Howard James, Pilot Rock.
and Elmer F. Goodwin, Mllton-Free-water.
This committee will meet In
Pendleton February 29 and determine
by lot the schedule and order of
games. Milton Eagle.
Lexington Church To
Hold All-Day Services
Members and friends of the Chris
tian church of Lexington are antici
pating an enjoyable and helpful day
next Sunday, when they plan to meet
for an all-day session. Paul De F.
Mortimore, who is well known
throughout the Northwest as a singer-evangelist,
will be the speaker of
the day, and will bring three mes
sages. He has been preaching for the
Lexington church (or the past four
Sundays, and as a result of his la
bors two new members have been
added by baptism. This will be the
last Sunday Mr. Mortimore will be
in Lexington and a large attendance
is expected to take advantage of the
opportunity of hearing him.
The services will begin with the Bi
ble school at 10 a. m followed by the
morning sermon at 11 o'clock. The
'topic of the morning sermon will be
The Drama of Life." A basket din
ner will be the feature of the noon
hour, and all friends are cordially
invited to bring their dinners and
enjoy the fellowship of the occasion.
At 2:30 the subject will be, "The
Church of Christ." At 4 p. m. the
junior Endeavor will meet for an
hour's study and at 7:30 Mr. Morti
more promises one of his strongest
evangelistic sermons, "Why Will Ye
Those who have heard Mr. Morti
more are enthusiastic in their com
ment on hia ability to present his top
ics in a pleasing way, and a treat
is in store for those attending the
services at Lexington Sunday.
District No. One Takes
In Additional Territory
There was a meeting of the district
boundary board on Monday after
noon, at which time a petition was
presented, asking that certain sec
tions of land lying in no school dis
trict and bordering on Hinton creek,
be added to the territory already em
braced within the boundaries of
school district number one. These
sections are numbered 27-28-29 and
30 in township t south, range 27 east.
W. M., and the property valuation as
shown by the books of tho assessor
amounti to $13,238.
No remonstrance appearing to the
petition, the matter was acted upon
favorably by the district boundary
board and the property added to dis
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's. Day, March 2, 1924.
Religion is a process of repetition,
not a process of recollection : we
ahould repeat the act of worship, reg
ularly; meet with us Sunday.
SPECIAL SERVICE at 11 o'clock.
"A World Vision" our part of the
"Every Church Visitation" program.
All friends are invited, and alt mem
bers urged to be present; this is
important. Bible School at 9:45 o'
clock, Christlnn Endeavor at 6:30,
the leader will be Ethel Moore and
the subject is "How to Be Happy,"
a great subject for young people.
Tha evening preaching theme will be
"In the Beginning." We shall be de
lighted to have you with us.
Unruly Clock on Jeweler's
Shelf Causes Inquiry.
It's a fact, a jewelery store offers
untold temptations to one with
kleptomaniac proclivities and
maybe this is the reason that some
people believe they should be very
closely watched. Therefore, it ia
not altogether unreasonable to be
lieve that those who took Frank
Harwood's "gem shop" under their
wing during his absence from the
city Tuesday night were acting in
What "get's" ui, though, is how
on earth anyone accustomed to be
ing aroused from his slumbers at
4 a, m. by the tingling of a "Big
Ben," could mistake same for a
burglar alarm. The men might
have forgotten, however, that there
could be such a thing as an alarm
clock in a jewelery store.
Oh, yes, it happened along toward
midnight, Tuesday, when two stal
wart men, whose faces are familiar
locally, heard a bell go off in Mr.
Harwood's store, while passing by.
Hearing this bell must have given
them a "start," for it seems they
imagined they heard a stumbling
sound in accompaniment with the
bell's tingling. They immediately
pictured burglars and raised an
When the assembled crowd, in
company with the city marshal fin
ally succeeded In opening the front
door, Mr. Burglar had fled, at least
he was nowhere to be found. And
when Mr. Harwood checked up next
morning he declared he could find
nothing missing. He believes,
though, that he should swear out a
warrant for the arrest of the whole
bunch for forcing an opening into
his place of business. He also de
clares he is going to make the two
men a present of a standard "early
mornin' riser" so they can learn
what kind of a sound it makes.
Mr. Harwood wishes to put a stop
to the rumor that the safe door was
left open. He says that when he
returned late that night the safe
door was closed, but the combina
tion had been left unturned accord
ing to his instructions, as he in
tended to do some work when he
' As a precaution against further
such escapades Frank had a new
Corbin lock placed in his door yes
terday. I. O. O. F. Entertains
Members of Rebekahs
The ladies of the Rebekah lodpe
were delightfully entertained at I. O.
O. F. hall on last evening, the broth
ers of Willow Lodge No. 66, treating
them to a big clam feed. Some 75
were present and enjoyed their hos
pitality, ate their clams, and rejoiced
in the privilege of being able to eat
without disturbing thoughts of doing
up the dishes and tidying up the
kitchen and dining room after the
eed was over, for all of this the men
looked after. Following the feed there
was music and 3 social hour.
Delegations from the two lodges of
Heppner will motor to Morgan this
eer.ing, the lodge at that p'aee be
ing host to the other oix a of the
county. It is expected that the Odd
Fellows will have a mighty good time
as the Morgan lodge is noted for its
hospitality and ability to entertain.
Local Ford Dealer Has
Big Sales This Month
The sales force of the Latourell
Auto company have been a busy
bunch during the present month, and
that concern has to its record the
largest sales for the month of Feb
ruary recorded during the several
years of business here.
The list as posted at the office of
the company shows the following: 10
new cars, 1 tractor, 1 truck and 8
used cars. The record for February
one year ago was just two cars, and
the year before that. none.
The competition between the sales
men of the company has been quite
keen, and Mr. Latourell states that
each fellow has been right up on
his toes to bring about the best re
sults possible. He is well pleased
ith the showing made and it is an
indication that the automobile trade
of this little city will be much better
this year than heretofore.
I Cash & Carry Store
ONE CAN OF EITHER GOLD BAR
TOMATOES; SWEET POTATOES
with each purchase of 1 0 cans of assorted
Gold Bar canned goods during
CANNED GOODS WEEK, MARCH 1-8
L. G. DRAKE, Prop.
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
Friday, February 22, was tha oc
casion of a very pleasant surprise
on Mrs. Harvey Scott of this city,
it being her 67th birthday. Just two
weeks before, Mr. Scott had been hon
ored on bia 73rd birthday by bii
neighbors and friends coming in on
him. bringing a mammoth birthday
cake property decorated with ean-
dles, and in like manner these friends
and neighbors called on Mra. Scott
Friday evening last, and that estim
able lady waa taken completely by
surprise. A huge eake, built by dif
ferent ladiei of the company, waa ap
propriately decorated by candles that
formed the figures 67 through the
center. This was eut in liberal por
tions and served with ice cream, Mrs.
Scott was also presented with a suit
able present that she can keep aa a
memento of the occasion. Her joy
at being thus remembered was un
bounded. Those present were Mr. and Mra.
Monroe Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Ulerich, Mr. and Mrs. Lee S locum,
Mr. and Mra. A. E. Pieper, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. El
bert Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hughes,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scott, Mr. and
Mrs. Oral Scott, Mr. and Mra. Geo.
Moore, Mrs. A. C. Croweil, Mrs. Will
Wheeler, Mrs. Conrad Bel len brock.
Misses Nellie Flynn, Doris Flynn,
Ethel Moore. Erma Scott Doris Scott.
Ethel Hughes, Messrs. W. T. Scott,
Will Curtis, Ameron Scott, Dennis
Spillane, Howard Croweil, Donald
Bellenbrock and Guy Moore.
Investigate Lamb Feed
ing Industry for County
The conditions in the west end of
Umatilla county and the north end of
Morrow county are ideal for the de
velopment of. a lamb feeding indus
try. We raise alfalfa which is the
basis of the fattening ration, we can
purchase grain economically from the
surrounding grain farmers and the
sheep men have the feeder lambs for
During the past two winters the
Umatilla station has been conducting
lamb feeding tests to determine pri
marily what may be secured for hay
by feeding it to lambs. The indica
tions are that over a period of years
that we can secure a premium for
the hay, have profitable labor during
the winter months and keep the much
needed fertility on the farms. This
winter three other car loads are be
ing fed in the vicinity of Hermiston.
A feeders' tour will be held Mon
day afternoon, March 3, for the pur
pose of visiting these feed lots and
making a study of the lamb feeding.
The tour will leave Hermiston prom
ptly at 1:30, first visiting the feed
lota of C. M. Jackson. Then the par
ty will go to E. L. Jackson's to see
his "gummy" ewes and lambs and
then go to the experiment station to
go over the results secured last year
and this. There will be outside
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Lum Gordon has returned to Hepp
ner and may decide to remain in
these parts for a time. He has been
putting in the most of the winter at
work on the big McKay creek dam
site south of Pendleton.
Mrs. R. J. Howard and son Jack
have removed from HermiBton where
they have been spending the past
several months, to Eight Mile, and
are again residents of Morrow county.
Stanley Peterson, formerly Hepp
ner high school student, was here
over Friday night, being one of the
members of the orchestra furnishing
music for the Elks ball.
M. B. Haines and wife of Condon
were in Heppner Friday evening to
attend the Elks annual ball. They
are the proprietors of Hotel Condon.
C. C. Rhea and family have moved
from Rhea creek down on Butter
creek, near Echo, where Mr. Rhea
has leased an alfalfa ranch.
James Cypert, of Chehalis, Wash.,
1b here on a short visit with rela
tives and looking after business mat
ters. Mrs. E. Frederic is home from a
three-weeks' vacation spent with her
daughter, Mrs. Richard Lee, at Port
land. For Sale New residence property
on Court street. Mrs. Guy Boyer.
"Mr. Bob," Junior Class play, March
20th. It will be good
By Arthur Brisban
The Wonderful South.
Startling Quick Growth.
Buy the Lands of No Re
grets. The "If Candidates.
False, Foolish Economy.
This is written at Palm Beach, hap
py land, where those with nothin tn
do are doing it energetically. The
blue sea is beautifully calm, the
breeie that sweeps across it is mild.
The water is warm. Human h.inr.
are bobbing up and down in it.
The big hotels are packed.
Think what it will be in a few
years hence at Palm Beach, Miami, St.
Augustine, Jacksonville, all the mar
vellous resorts of Florida. Georeia.
and the Carolinaa when the flying
machine annihilates distance.
Bay land in the South, well cho
sen, and you won't regret it.
Those that live North know litH.
about the South and the rapidity of
its growth, surpassing all growth
Thirty-seven million peonle live in
the South. The value of their oron-
erty is estimated at sixty-five billion
dollars. That sum, sixty-live times
one thousand milion dollars, ia a good
deal. But it represents only a frac
tion of the real wealth of the South.
Florida alone is worth several times
what is called "the true value of pro
perty in Southern States."
The thirty millions of acres now
unemployed in Florida would yield
under ordinary cultivation an annual
profit of one hundred dollar! an acre
that's a low estimate.
That alone would be three billion
dollars a year, five per cent on sixty
billions of dollars. Under intensive
cultivation, with irrigation and prop
er fertilising, the thirty million un
used acres of land in Florida would
easily produce a net profit of $500
an acre, enough to pay off all public
debt of the United States with, ease
in less than four years.
That is real wealth, and all that is
requried to develop it is more good
population and capital.
Millions of good agriculturists that
would eagerly come here from Italy
and elsewhere should be welcomed
with open arms and helped to get a
start instead of being stopped at Ellis
Island and turned back with strange
The growth of the South within the
last few years is -the marvel of in
dustrial and financial hsitory. Sou
thern bank resources, exceeding" sight
thousand millions, are 35 per cent
greater than in 1910. Capital invest
ed in manufacturing has increased
from three billions to over nine bil
lions in eight years.
Mr. Denby's resignation clears up
the political situation. President
Coolidge is as fortunate in conditions
that face the Democratic Party aa he
is in the fact that the public thus far
holds him free of all responsibility in
the oil scandal.
What is supposed to be the elimi
nation of Mr. McAdoo actually leaves
the Democrats without any recognis
ed conspicuous leading candidate,
with the convention only a few
Nearly every Democrat mentioned
is an "if" candidate.
They say Senator Copeland might
get it IF it should prove impossible
to nominate Al. Smith.
Senator Reed, of Missouri, un
doubtedly the most forceful and avail
able candidate, might get it IF he
had not made so many enemies.
It is said that William Jennings
Bryan might be drafted, because of
his known capacity to get votes. IF
he had not been Secretary of State.
Nominated or not, Mr. Bryan will
have a gooa deal to say about the
man that is nominated and also about
several that will not be nominated.
The House of Representatives pass
ed a bill for $729,000,000 to provide
funds for the Post Office and the
Treasury, and strikes out an item al
loting $1,500,000 to maintain an aero
plane service between New York and
That piece of unfortunate, petty,
narrow-minded, short-sighted, false
economy reminds you of tha day
when members of Congress were de
feated for re-election because they
voted money "for such a nonsensical
scheme as trying to send messages on
That item of a million and a half
for a flying service between New York
and San Francisco would be the best
possible investment that the country
could make. We appropriate tens of
millions for old-fashioned ships of
the navy and their upkeep. Five mil
lions spent on the development of the
flying machine and marksmanship in
bomb dropping would make our na
val collection of floating steel junk
unnecessary and enable us to sink
any fleet approaching this shore.
Flying ships above the water. In
visible submarines below the water,
will supply all the protection this
country needs at sea. And every Con
gressman that votvs aguinxt Ameri
can development of the flying ma
chine votes against the welfare and
the safety of his country.
CARD OF THANKS.
Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of America,
Heppner, Ore., wUh to express their
sincere thanks to the Brotherhood
members for the splendid gift of the
funds remaining in their treasury,'
amounting to $1:1.25. The Scouts of
fer their services again to the town,
at any time in any way that they can
Troop No. 1, Buy Scouts of America.