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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 48.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 6, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Work to Begin as Soon as
SMOKER MARCH 17th
Local Post Will Devote Fundi In
Effort to Give Community Needed
It wai the unanimous opinion of
the members of Heppner Post No. 87,
American Legion, expressed at their
regular meeting at the Elks Temple
Tuesday evening, that post funds be
used to provide Heppner with some
needed recreational facilities. To
this end plans were laid looking to
the construction of a swimming tank,
and as soon as a suitable location is
found land will be purchased and
work begun, A committee consisting
of Harold Conn and Paul Gemmel)
was appointed to look up a location
and make the necessary arrangements
to secure It, and also to investigate
the various typea and sites of tanks
and make recommendations as to the
best suited to the needs of the town.
While this venture la conceived and
will be carried through by the Le
gion, it is the intention that the tank
will be given over to the use of the
city in general a good part of the
time under some plan which will put
It within the reach of all.
It is the desire of the local post to
have the tank ready for use by the
first of June.
Arrangements for the big smoker
and dance to be given under the aus
pices of the Legion March 17th have
been completed and detailed an
nouncement will be made the last of
the week. The smoker will be held In
the exhibition pavilion, beginning at
'1:80, followed by the dance in the
Clarence Bauman and B. R. Finch
who have the smoker in charge, say
this will be the best card offered the
local fans in a long time. Beside the
two main events, for which the best
available talent has been secured,
there will be many good preliminar
ies, participated in by lone and Lex
ington scrappers as well as local
The main events. Bowman vs. Mike
Bibby and Finch vs. Kid Norine, will
be exceptionally good, the first be
cause it will be a decision bout be
tween two men who have twice fought
to a draw, and the second because the
contenders are both fast and clever,
and each expects to keep his bacon
For the smoker reserved ring-side
seats are being provided and those
jfho desire the most advantageous po
sitions would be wise to secure these
at once, as the number will be limit
ed. The general admission seats will
be well arranged, a new tier of eleva
ted seats being planned in such a way
as to accommodate a large crowd and
yet give all a good view of the ring.
Good music is being secured for the
dance and this always popular amuse
ment will offer a fitting climax to the
A number of members of the local
post will attend a convention of the
Eastern Oregon district at Pendleton
next Saturday, at which time matters
of importance will bo n ken up. The
district convention have become an
important factor in the state depart
merit, and the local hoys expect to
acquire many sutrgtvUioni that will
help increase Heppr.nr ) ost'i activi
ties the coming year.
COMPROMISE IS BOUGHT.
The Oregon Wool Growers are seek
ing to bring about a compromise
among the wool growers' organisa
tions of the west whereby the rates
on wool may be kept lower for coast
growers than they will be if the pre
sent fight being made be fere the in
terstate commerce commission is car
ried to a conclusion. The growers
are anticipating, according to Mac
Hoke, secretary, that the commission
will refuse to grant fourth section re
lief to the railroads. In that event
wool rates in Oregon would be in
creased to $2.50 the hundredweight
on wool for shipment to Boston.
What the Oregon growers are at
tempting to do is to secure a blanket
rate on east-bound wool to Boston of
two dollars between Portland and
Poeatello. East Oregonlnn.
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"Hehisch" Office, Heppner High School
March 6, 1924.
This year we are devoting a special section of our
annual, the Hehisch, to the Alumni. "
The students cooperating with the administration
are tracing the history of Heppner High School from the
time it was established to the present day. The high
points of this the annual will publish. It will also publish
the names of the members of each class from 1893 to
date, with address and present occupation of each.
We are sure that this book will be one of the best
and most interesting annuals ever published. The price
Indications are that our subscription list will be
greatly beyond that of any preceding year. If you desire
a copy, as we are sure you will, send us your order be
fore March 25, so we may have an estimate on how many
we shall need to publish. The book will be ready for
delivery about May 10.
Very truly yours,
AUSTIN L. SMITH,
A base ball meeting baa been
act for tomorrow (Friday)
night, at 7:30, at the Council
Chambers. All men inte reeled
la forming a club this season
arc requested to be there
Gives Aid to County
Three and a Half Miles of Road from
Joncc Hill to Lena Will
Judge Campbell and Commissioner
Davidson appeared before the state
highway commission at their March
meeting in Portland the past week
and were auccesBful in getting an or
der entered on the records of that
body whereby they agree to do the
grading of the 3-mlle stretch of
road on the Oregon-Washington high
way from the end of the macadam on
Jones Hill to Lena.
For some time past this has been
a matter that the county court, and
Judge Campbell in particular, have
been earnestly striving to put over,
but there seemed to be no way for its
accomplishment, and the success met
with at Portland the end of the week
is very gratifying to the judge and
other members of the court. It is
also an accomplishment of which the
citizens out Lena way etaoin hrdluoin
as it will assist them greatly in reach
ing the completed highway on Jones
Hill and make their access to Hepp
ner much easier. Just how the judge
waa able to accomplish this stunt,
he Is not yet able to figure out. He
and the other members of the court
had been turned down so persistently
that ft seemed really useless to make
another attempt, but following the
visit of Engineers Klein and Baldock
to this portion of the highway a short
time since, Judge Campbell was led
to believe that success was near.
hence the visit of himself and Com
missioner Davidson to Portland the
past week. The judge laid the case
plainly before the commission, stat
ing that the proposition heretofore
made wherein the county would be
required to put on the crushed rock
within a year was impossible because
of no funds available within that time
to do the work. Taking the matter
under advisement for a time, the com
mission came back with the proposal
that they would do the grading, and
the court could have their time in
putting on the surfacing, it being un
derstood that our county would keep
the grade dragged and in good shape
in the meantime that it mieht not
deteriorate. Thit portion of grading
will be advertised at once and the
county will bid on it, being fn excel
lent position to land the work, and
thus keep at home the money spent
on the improvement. The money ad
vanced on the Jones Hill job by the
state, amounting to $30,000, which
was to have been returned fn install
ments of $10,000 per year by the
county, will be largely consumed in
the grading of this new section, and
will thus be kept at home. The court
has a right to feel proud over this
YOUNG WOMAN DIES AT IONE.
Mrs. Lottie Luclle Wolkie died at
the home of her mother, Mrs. J. H.
Ritchie in lone on Monday from pneu
monia, from which she had been suf
fering for a number of days. She
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Ritchie and was born in lone,
September 19, 1901. On September
19, 1922, she was united in marriage
to George A. Wolkie, and she is sur
vived by her husband and son Carroll,
aged three months, besides her mo
ther and other relatives residing at
lone. Funeral services were held at
the Christian church in lone on Tues
day, W. O. Livingstone of Heppner
officiating, and burial was in the lone
cemetery. The home of Mr, and Mrs,
Wolkie was at Prineville, and at the
time of her death she was on a visit
to her mother.
It Is reported that at about the
time her daughter was dying, Mrs.
Ritchie, who is a very large woman,
fell and sprained both knees, render
ing her entirely helpless. It appears
doubtful if she will ever regain the
proper use of her legs as the liga
ments are torn at the knee joints and
may not -heal. During the year Mrs.
Ritchie has also buried her husband
and one son, and the family is sorely
afflicted at this time.
Second H Club Smoker
Proves to be Good Show
Th "H" Club of Heppner High
School put on its second smokeless
smoker of tha season last Thursday
night it the basketball pavilion. The
events were well arranged, and nuch
enjoyed by the enthusiastic crowd of
spectators. The two bouts probably
holding the most interest were those
between Wright and McAllster ol
Lexington, and Doherty and Merritt,
the winners of which, Wright and
Doherty, are scheduled to fight a pre
liminary bout at the Legion smoker,
March 17. The club cleared t55 on
Results of bouts are as follows!
Boxing, Driscoll and Doherty, draw;
Sprouls and Erwin, Sprouls; Albee
and Brown, Albee; Stout and Doher
ty, draw; Schwars and Carmichael,
Schwarx; Wright and McAllster,
Wright; Merritt and Doherty, Doher
ty. White Shirt Match, Bucknum and
Wrestling, Buseick and McDufTee,
Buseick; Hall and Goodman, Hall;
Blackwell and Blahm, draw.
Blind-fold Match, Hirl, Oviatt, Lov
gren, Hall, Erwin, Turner, draw.
MR. BARRATT HONORED.
From the Oregonian of Tuesday, we
have the following item: "Professors
Dolan, Graf and Waterman, ail engin
eers, of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, came to Portland to attend the
quarterly business meeting and din
ner of the Northwest Society of High
way Engineers. They brought along
James S. Stewart, who, although not
an engineer, was made an honorary
member several years ago because of
his enthusiasm for road construction
in Oregon. The society has also made
honorary members of W. B. Barratt
of Heppner, former member of the
state highway commission, and W. B.
Dennis, who has been an enthusiast
in road legislation and in working out
traffic problems as applied to motor
vehicle fees. The present highway
commissioners have also been made
honorary members. Mr. Barratt was
present and made a speech of
NEW PAPER FOR H. H. 8.
The Hcppnerlan" made its first ap
pearance befere the Heppner public
under date of February z. m pa
per is the organ of the Heppnerian
I Iterary society recently organised
in the high school. Its initial issue Is
four-8Vixll page mimeographed
sheet, contain. ng fun and fatts about
hlrh school activities, and it will ap-
prar monthly for the remainder of the
7.-ar. Miss Issabelle Steele, music In
s'ruMor and ciitic for the society, is
lmct-ly responsible for the appearance
of the paper which promises to be a
a lively adjunct to student life.
PLAY AT RHEA CREEK.
The young people of Rhea Creek,
Dist. 6, will present "Aaron Slick of
Fm.irkin Creek" for the benefit of
the school on March 15, 8 p. m. Ko
freshmenta will follow the play. The
cast of characters follows;
Aaron Slick Deb Wright
Mrs. Rose Berry Betty Allstott
Sis Riggs Nellie Wright
Clarence Green Walt Wright
Mrs. Merridew Harold Egan
Gladys May Merridew.. Gladys Allstott
The Girl in Red Etta Devln
FORMER HEPPNER GIRL MARRIES
Miss Evelyn Shipley, sister of Mrs.
D. C. Wells of this city and who spent
her girlhood days here, was married
Tuesday, February 26, to Mr. Joseph
Herman Ferguson at Los Angeles, ac
cording to announcement received by
this paper. Mrs. Ferguson has been
located at Los Angeles for the last
three years, where she went on leav
ing Heppner. This paper joins with
her many friends here in extending
her many friends here in extending
This paper received announcement
this week of the marriage of Miss
Iris Lenore Wlnnard to Mr. Charles
C. Powell, on Saturday, February 9,
at Portland. Mrs, Powell, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Wlnnard, was
graduated with the class of 122, Hepp
ner High school, and has many friends
In this city. The young couple will
make their home at Monmouth, Ore.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Huston of Eight
Mile were visitors here yesterday.
Guy thinks that out his way condi
tions for crops are just a little better
perhaps, than for many years. The
ground is full of water, the roads are
all mud (what portions are not rocks)
and the moisture content would ap
pear to be sufficient to insure a splen
did crop, with what we can reason
ably look for later in the season.
Speaking of roads, Guy said that he
had to work out a half mile of road
near his place Tuesday so that he
could get to town on Wednesday.
Since the trails have worn out, roads
are much a commodity of the past
in his neighborhood,
Jeff French recently returned from
a stay of a eouple of weeks at Kelso
and Longvlew, Wash,, where he went
to look up the labor situation. He
found plenty of men there for all
the work at hand, as the bulk of oper
ations had ceased at Longvlew last
fall and they were not ready to start
up yet Great building activity has
taken place and many houses put up
for rent; looks to Jeff like there were
two houses there now for every one
that is needed.
Before Judge Cornett on Thursday
last Tom and Richard Crewdson were
given a hearing on the charge of
larceny of articles from the livery
barn of W. T. McRoberts. Richard,
who is the older of the boys, was held
to the grsnd jury and his bail fixed
at (500. Being unable to furnish
this, he is being held in jail. The
other boy was allowed to go on his
Otto Leathers of Hardman went on
trial in the federal court at Portland
this week on charge of violating the
federal prohibition laws, The offense
was committed in this county about
a year ago, and when arrested, Leath
ers made his escape and was in hid
ing from the authorities for several
months. He was recently apprehend
ed at Vancouver, Wrash., where he
was found working in a mill.
Jack Slocum, young son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Slocum of this city, had the
misfortune to get his right arm dis
located at the elbow joint yesterday.
The accident happened while Jack
was jumping rope at school, when he
slipped and fell. Dr. McMurdo plac
ed the joint in proper position and
the lad will be compelled to carry
his arm in a sling for awhile.
Oscar Kelthley, who is supervisor
of roads in the Eight Mile district,
was here yesterday. He states that
the excess of moisture has made it
impossible to get onto the roads so
far this spring and do some much
needed work. Conditions are improv
ing, however, and within the next
week or so work will start and im
provements will take place.
Judge R. R. Butler and O. B. Rob
ertson of The Dalles were in Heppner
for a short time yesterday. Mr. But
ler was called here on legal business.
He is out for the nomination at joint
senator from Wasco and Sherman
counties and has a lot of friends in
this county who will be glad to learn
of his ultimate success at the polls.
R. E. Allstott was in the city Fri
day, the first time for -some weeks.
Hia family have all been down with
the flu, Mrs. Allstott and some of the
children being very sick. He was
able to report them all on the road
the recovery but he was not feeling
any too good when here Friday.
G. A. Bleakman took the Hardman
basketball team over to Pendleton on
Wednesday, where the boys will take
part in the tournament. Heppner has
no team at Pendleton, and so far as
we are informed the Hardman high
uchool team will represent Morrow
Dell Allstott of Rhea creek is mak
ing a real hog ranch, so ho states, and
the young pigs are arriving in squads
each day. He will soon be in position
to furnish market for the crops of
his nearby neighbors. He was in
Heppner for a short time yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pndherg wero in
from Heppner Flat yesterday. Every,
thing looks good out that way, and
they are hoping that the roads wi
dry up a little right soon, that it
may be easier to get onto the new
macadam from their place.
Orve Rasmus has been confined to
hia bed at hia home in the Ullman
apartments for the past week, suffer
ing a severe sickness. He is able to
sit up now and hopes to gut back on
Heppner and Arlington
To Meet In Trap Shoot
Trap shooters of the Heppner Rod
and Gun club will journey to Arling
ton Sunday, where they will shoot
their first contest meet since the re
organization of the club. The shoot
waa arranged when Heppner accepted
Arlington's challenge, made some
The weekly shoots at the local traps
have developed some promising shots,
though no exceptionally high seores
have been made. Last Sunday Frank
Shively made the best score, with 21
out of 25. However, with Van Mat
ter, McMurdo, Latourell and possibly
Knob lock and Bowker, alt reliable
shots, on hand, Heppner should give
Arlington close rub,
. PATRON-TEACHERS MEETING
The monthly meeting of the Pa-tKoi-Teachers
association will be
held in the High School auditorium,
March U, .1924,
The following program will be giv
Vocal duet; Marjorle Clark and Kath
Little Boy Blue, by seven 4th Grade
Reading, by Elaine Sigsbee.
Folk Dance, Seven Jumps, 4th Grade.
Discussion of Founding of P.-T. A.,
by Mrs. Notson.
Song, by Fourth Grade.
A large attendance is desired.
- MRS. GUY BOYER, Pres.
MRS. ED CLARK, Secy.
CARD OF THANKS.
Troop No. 1, Boy Scouts of Hepp
ner, wish to express their sincere
appreciation of the continued kind
nesses of the organizations of the
city, the latest being a gift of $20
from the Elks Lodge, and $25 from
the American Legion. These gifts
they deeply appreciate and will use
for needed equipment, using their
best judgment as to their needs along
this line. When in need of their ser
vices, call '
WARD ON WINNING TEAM.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor-
vallis, March 4. Dallas Ward of Lex
ington, freshman in vocational edu
cation, played guard on the rook
basketball team which defeated the
Oregon froBh here Saturday. The
game waa featured by close checking
of the rooks, and the ball was in their
possession most of the time.
The final score was 26 to 19. Ward
tied with two othre members for high
honors, each having made seven
the job at the Cohn garage by the
first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ball of Seattle
are visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W, P. Mahoney, parents of Mrs.
BalU in this city. Mr. Ball was in
jured by a truck recently and has had
to lay off from work until he recovers,
Mrs. P. M. Gemmell left on Sunday
for her old home in South Dakota
where she will spend a few weeks
visiting with relatives and looking
after property interests. She was ac
companied by her son, James.
Archdeacon Goldie, who held ser
vices at the Episcopal church here on
Sunday, announced that regular ser
vices would hereafter be herd here on
the first and third Sundays of each
Dr. McMurdo reports the arrival of
a 9 -pound son on Thursday, Febru
ary 28, 1924, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs, H. V. Tyler, who reside in Gil
liam county, about 6 miles below
Prof. E. H. Hedrtck and wife de
parted on Friday afternoon for La
Grande where Mr. Hod rick was In at
tendance at a meeting of principals
of Eastern Oregon schools on Satur
Misa Vera Mahoney, who holds a
position in the office of an abstract
company in Seattle, is here for
short visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney.
Dr. Johnston anounces the arrival
of a 7-pound daughter at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Demauro, of near
Messner station, this county.
I March 4.
By Arthur Brisbane
Ford Sells Fertilizer.
Too Much Religion.
A 50 Million Dollar Bryan.
Our Rum Running Prob
To Mayors of Cities:
Go to Jacksonville, Florida this
is written in that city call on Mayor
Alaop, and learn about Jacksonville's
municipally owned electric light and
There is no cheap water power in
Jacksonville oil is used, at a eost
equivalent to f 8,69 a ton for coal. But
the people of Jacksonville buy their
current at a price lower than any
where In the United States, except,
pern tpfc, Seattle. So says John H.
Perry, whose newspaper, the Jackson
ville Journal, prints this column.
Selling at a low cost, the people of
Jacksonville make a profit of three-
quarters of a million on their plant.
They are building an addition to the
plant costing eleven hundred thous
and dollars, and their taxes are low.
Henry Ford, who will shock the
nerves of big financiers as quickly as
he would chop off the head of a leg
horn hen, has recently startled gen
tlemen that manufacture fertilizers
The Ford agent at Jacksonville got
word that so many carloads of sul
phate of ammonia in bags ready for
distribution to farmers would pre
sently arrive and they must sell It.
Shipments came and have contin
ued. Jacksonville understands that
Ford's ammonia sulphate Is a by-pro
duet of his eoke plants. What inter
ests the farmers is the fact that Ford
sells his fertiliser, of the highest
grade, $19 a ton below the market
Apparently Ford is trying his hand
at cheap fertilizer without waiting
for Muscle Shoals.
"Not too much, not too little," said
Even in religious emotion, excess is
a mistake, and brooding leads to
trouble. Frank McDowell got it into
his head that he had committed the
The idea stayed, and by way of "ex
piation," he killed his two sisters,
burning them as they lay asleep in
their beds. That also preyed on his
mind and added to his religious wor
ries. So, by way of further "expia
tion" he shot his mother and father
Such religious halucinations were
not unusual in the old days. They
drove men and women into the des
ert where they lived in filth and
semi-starvation, imagining that auch
conduct pleased the Lord.
It didn t occur to them to ask why
the Lord had provided a fertile earth
and clean water if it pleased Him to
see hermits dirty and hungry.
Many have seen the "holy man of
Benares," a deluded pagan, sitting on
sharp spikes, and accepting little con
tributions, convinced that it pleased
his particular God to see him sitting
The calming down of our religious
emotions is a most important forward
step in civilization. .Men begin to
realize that the mysterious Power
above gave us this beautiful planet,
that we might take care of it like
faithful gardeners and find happiness
in the process, leaving the hereafter
to a higher judgment.
Will the state -of Florida accept or
reject fifty million dollars worth of
If Florida sends William Jennings
Bryan to the National Democratic
Convention he will go at his own ex
pense and Florida will get free of
charge in all newspapers in the Uni
ted States advertising as could not be
bought for fifty or a hundred million
If Florida allows herself to be de
ceived by political gentlemen who be
long to the East Coast Railway, which
doesn't want Mr. Bryan to go to the
convention, then Florida will lose
very valuable advertising.
President Coolidge asks thirteen
millions for the coast guard to deal
with smugglers. The authorities in
tercept five per cent of the whiskey
now. Spending ten millions more
they might intercept Beven per cent
of it. They can't stop it. Smuggling
cocaine and other drugs is a part of
The questions are, what is this gov.
ernment going to do about it? And
how long will the public be content
to let things drift?
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, March 9, 1921.
Getting back to the simplicity of
childhood enables one to get back to
the great truths of spiritual life.
The function of the church is to aid
you in doing this; worship with us,
and you will be helped. Bible School
at 9 :4ft, preaching and Communion
service, 11 o'clock. The theme of
the morning sermon is "Sticking to
the Job." The Christian Endeavor
service at 6;30. theme, "No Trifling,"
leader Vawter Parker. Let us all be
on time and have another great meet
ing. Preaching service at 7:30 and
the subject will be "The Meaning of
Spirituality." You are most cordially
invited to all the public sen-ices.
For Sale Two tons of barley at
Burgoyne's warehouse, Lexington,
Ore. S. E. NOTSON, Heppner, Ore.
County Unit Plan Has
Been Success In Crook
Superintendent Gives Description of
Operation of System la Central
Br J. E. MEYERS.
Superintendent Crook County Unit School.
Crook County, Dec. 1, 1923.
We have been working under the
County Unit System since September
6, 1921. Under this system there are
two main divisions:
At the installation of the new plan
we found the finances of over half of
the districts in a badly neglected con
dition. These districts had neglected
to make sufficient levies to take care
of the Increased cost of teachers and
equipment. Hence, many warrants
were floating. Several districts were
one year, or more, behind in their
warrant Issues. Even In this small
county there were more than $12,000
in warrants outstanding. The new
board, in making up their budget, de
cided to go on a cash basis. During
the year, they took up all the old
warrants, and provided for a substan
tial cash balance. They have paid
the teachers in cash. All equipment
and improvements have been paid for
in cash. By using the cash method
and buying in quantities we saved in
discounts from 15 to 40 per cent on
all purchase made. We are on a
cash basis now and hope to continue
We make a blanket levy on all the
property of the county all pay the
same school, millage for roads,
bridges, and other county functions.
This is strictly a county financial ;
project instead of the separate, un
related district financial projects.
On the administrative side of the
new plan equality of opportunity has
been the first care of the board and
The first year, we spent more of
our time and energies on the inside
of the school house. In taking a gen
eral survey of the new situation, we
found that some of the schools were
fairly well equipped, others partially
so, and about one third practically
without any equipment. Our first en
deavors were to bring the poorly
equipped schools up to a standard
working basis. We assembled the
worth while equipment from the lap
sed districts and made a redistribu
tion to the schools most in need.
From time to time, we added neces
saries during the year while the
schools were running. During the
summer vacation, we equipped a
truck with the necessary supplies and
tools to make a general clean-up of
every school house in the county.
The superintendent with several
workmen spent the entire summer
making every school room as good aa
it was when it was new, and in a great
many instances much better. We
worked in the inside of the buildings
principally, only making a few posi
tively necessary reparis on the out
side. We took this viewpoint that
the children Bpend most of their time
live on the inside of the building,
and that should be made cheerful,
neat, clean, and sanitary first. Judg
ing by the many cheerful expressions
from children, parents, and teachers,
we did not go far amiss. In passing
I will say that many of these build
ings had not been touched since they
were received from the contractor's
hands. In some instances many years
had elapsed, so that fn the majority
of cases they were frightfully dirty,
dingy, and sadly out of repair as well
as un-sanitary. We spent most of
our time re-tinting the walls, paint
ing, varnishing, repairing seats and
furniture and varnishing the same,
oliing all the floors and re-slating all
the blackboards. It was a very busy
summer. However, we succeeded in
making every interior alike, from the
poorest to the best building.
The second year we turned our at-
(Continued on Pave Four.)
WHEN THE PAPER
My father says the paper he reads
ain't put up right;
He finds a lot of fault, too, he does,
perusin' it all night;
He says there aint a single thing in
it worth to read,
And that it doesn't print the kind of
stuff the people need;
He tosses it aside and says its strict
ly on the bum.
But you ought to hear him holler
when the paper doesn't come!
He reads about the weddin's and he
snorts like all get out;
He reads the social doin's with a
most derisive shout.
He says they make the papers for the
women folks alone;
He'll read about the parties and he'll
fume and fret and groan;
He says of information it doesn't
have a erumb
But you ought to hear him holler
when the paper doesnt come.
He Is always first to grab it and he
reads it plumb clean through.
He doesn't miss an item, or a want
ad that is true;
He says they don't know what we
want, the darn newspaper guys;
"I'm going to take a day soma time
and go and put 'em wise;
"Sometimes it seems as though they
must be deaf and blind and
But you ought to hear him holler
when the paper doesn't come.
E UP 1 INCOME
TAX RETURNS, 1923
March 15 Is Date Set for
First Payment; Cut
Redaction May Come in Form of
Omitted Later Instalment ;
Promise Caase Delay.
Written spectallr for The Gawtte-Timaa
By ROBERT FULLER
(Through Autoeaster Service)
WASHINGTON, March 6. Another
Income Tax return day is at hand.
March 15th a week from Saturday
ia the day. Perhaps not since the In
come Tax law became effective has
there been as wide and general delay
in making returns as this year.
The cause of this was, of course,
the expectations of the taxpayers
that Congress would have before this
time passed a measure allowing a re
duction on 1923 incomes. However,
the fight In Congress in attempting
to revise the Mellon plan bo gummed
up the wozks that the situation is as
yet unchanged although it is gen
erally accepted that a joint resolu
tion covering a reduction of 1923 in
comes will be passed before June 15.
Legislation effecting 1924 incomes
will likely be postponed until the fait
Pay in Instalments.
The layman is particularly inter
ested in what he shall do now in re
gard to his 1923 income returns. De
spite the wide circulation of recom
mendations covering this by the In
ternal Revenue Department, the fact
remains that offices in every town and
state are being besieged by a horde of
taxpayers in a last mad rush and
scramble to get first band informa
tion and make returns.
Briefly, this is the situation. Re
ductions on 1923 incomes will be ef
fective some time during the present
Taxpayers are being advised to
make returns on 1923 incomes in the
regular way, but to pay the tax in
quarterly instalments paying the
first quarter when return is made
on or before March 15.
How Rebate May Come.
Then, it is pointed out, when Con
gress does pass a joint resolution or
amendment to the present revenue
act (whether it is this spring or in
the fall session) the taxpayer will be
permitted to omit one of the quarter
ly instalments or the one-fourth re
duction which has been promised and
If the joint resolution is passed
before June 15th, taxpayers may be
permitted to omit payment on the
second instalment, though regula
tions will likely be attached so as
not to affect the regular flow of funds
to the Treasury Department
It is possible, of course, that Con
gress during this session will yet
snap into action and pass tax legisla
tion covering both 1923 and 1924 in
comes and which will be acceptable to
both Republicans, Democrats, as well
as the Administration.
Congress Knows Temper.
However, indications are that the
political manoeuvering by both par
ties will result in a bill which will
be stopped by the President's veto,
and necessarily thrown back for com
promise, revision and passage at the
Congress knows full welt that tax
payers will be in an ugly frame of
mind at the fall election booths if
they fail to get reduction on their
1923 incomes. Both parties have
promised the reduction, so in making
returns this month taxpayers ean fig
ure that they will pay eventually one
fourth less than is shown on their
JOHN BARLOW MOREHEAD.
John Barlow Morehead was born at
Medcaif, Kentucky. September 5. 1848.
He died at Pendleton, Oregon, Febru
ary 21, 1924, aged 75 years, 5 months
and 16 days. He was united in mar
riage to Miss Mary Bonham, August
13, 1874. To this union four children
were bom, three of whom are now
living. They are Mrs. Roy Neill, Mrs.
Nora Wattenburger of Echo, Oregon,
and Mrs. S. B. Morehead of Hazetton.
Kansas. Mrs. Morhead died January
18, 1885. Mr. Morehead was again
united in marriage to Margrete Bal-
drige, November 28, 1886. To this
union three children were born, all
of whom are now living. They are
Charles M. Morehead of Echo, Ore
gon, Mrs. Mable Barett of Camp
Esthes, Virginia, and Beulah Swank,
of Harvyville, Mo. Mr. Morehead in
also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ma
ble Moorelander of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Mr. Morehead crossed the plains
in 1884, coming to Walla Walla
county. Three years later he return
ed to the state of Missouri. He came
west again in 1913. Coming to Mor
row county, he has since made his
home with Mr. and Mrs. Koy Neill.
He united with the Baptist church
early in life, and later he united with
the Christian church.
Funeral services were conducted at
the M. E. church at Echo, February
23, by Rev. J. C. Perahall of the
United Brethren church. Burial in
Th High School play, "Mr. Hob,"
through an oversight was advertd
for March 20, but it Kill bo put on
March 12 instead.
This play, although nut as long a
"Clarvnco," is just aa comical and
produces as many laughs, it not niorv.
DO NOT MISS IT!
Star Theater, March 12