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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 52.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 27, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
STOCK RATE CASE
Dr. linnville Speaks
To Heppner Citizens
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Railroads Declare .Profits
Small on Livestock
Unfair Competition With Other Liaes
la Drawback; Falcokcr for Wool
Men Farora Settlement.
The ease brought before the in
terstate commerce commission by
cattle raisers and shippers of the
northwest to obtain lower westbound
rail rates was concluded yesterday
before Examiner Wagner.
Continuation of testitnany showing
the high costs of operation for those
northwestern lines whose rates were
under fire embraced the railroads'
presentation yesterday. A. C. Roberts,
conductor; A. C. Murphy, engineer,
and E. C. Sheppard, a dispatcher, ex
plained operating conditions on the
northwestern lines and the difficulties
of expedited cattle service, showing
that the costs for this elasa of trans
portation were materially higher.
Influence la Related.
F. A. Cleveland, assistant general
freight agent of the Northern Pacific
system, testified the rates of the
Milwaukee railroad from Montana to
St. Paul had an influence on the
westbound tariffs, and that the rates
from Pendleton to this territory are
at present below the cut asked in
Edward Britton, chief clerk of the
Spokane, Portland at Seattle railway,
testified that the rate reductions ask
ed would result In unfair competition
for the Southern Pacific because it
would force cattle shipments north
out of line with the present south
Woo! Han Takea Stand.
Fred Falconer, president of the
Oregon Wool Growers, on the stand
declared that he was personally ad
verse to the case and favored an am
icable settlement with the roads with
out going into court. He admitted,
however, that the wool group's inter
vention was authoritatively author
ised by that body.
.In cross examination J. E. Davis,
assistant general freight agent of the
Union Pacific, explained that the feed
in transit rates allowed on certain
classes of livestock shipments into
this section are lower than the stock
rates asked by the complainants.
Cross examination brought out a dif
ference, however, in the fat cattle
rate of $20 on shipments from Palmer,
Idaho, to Salt Lake, as against the
shipments to Portland, where the dis
tance is the same. He declared that
on only three classifications, hay,
gravel and logs, was there less rev
enue to the roads than the handling
of the expensive livestock shipments.
Reductions Are Considered.
Under conference ruling 7, Mr. Da
vis said, when queried by the exam
iner, it may be possible that reduc
tions will have to be made in the
Idaho Falls section on shipments to
Portland because of the blanket rate
of 1130 per car existing in the Butte
section. The ruling provided for re
ductions without specifying separate
cases, but in the event that such a
cut Is forced by the overlooking of
the special conditions attached to the
higher rates in the vicinity of Idaho
Falls, permission to frame a new tar
iff will be sought by the roads follow
ing voluntary reduction, it was said.
If the case, which opens today, In
volving rail extensions to central Or
egon, is completed by the end of the
week, the action of the Northwest
livestock Shippers' Traffic league for
lower hog rates from Montana and
northern Idaho will be begun.
Report on Heppner-Spray
Road Filed With Judge
County Judge Campbell thin w.;k
received report on the Heppner
Hrray road from the federal roads
hurc:BU, made by B. F. Bceiley, who
about two years ago went ove the
proposed route for this road through
the Umatilla forest between Hard
man and Spray with former county
commission G. A. Bleakman and made
very thorough investigation.
Mr. Beezley not only shows in the
report that the proposed road would
be of much benefit to the government
and the country through wheih il
passes, but he also points out that
Its construction would prove of great
value to the traveling public In gen
eral, forming a direct connecting link
in the highways between Walla Wn!ln
and Klamath Falls via Pendleton,
Heppner, Mitchell, I'rineville and
JAILED FOR KIDNAPPING.
M. W. Corman, of Portland, was
held in the jail at Heppner for 24
hours Friday, on a charge nled
against him by Mrs. Grace Peterson,
of the same city, who claimed that
Corman was her father-in-law, and
had kidnapped her. The couple ar
rived in Heppner in an old car, which
waa offered for aale here by Corman
for $50, and then he offered to let it
go for 116. The claim of Mrs. Peter
son was that Corman had asked her
to go riding with him up the Colum
bia highway, but instead of returning
to Portland he cams on to Hood
River, where they epent the first
night in the car and then drove on
to Heppner, The caso waa taken up
with the husband of the young wo
man in Portland by District Aattor
ney Notson and Sheriff McDuffee and
ha forwarded a ticket for her return
home, Not hearing from the Port
land authorities, Corman was releas
ed from jail after being held for 24
FOOD AND APRON SALE.
" The ladles of the Methodslt Com
munity church will hold a food and
apron sale on Saturday, April 12th,
at the store of Cast Furnlturs Co.
Baseball Opened Sunday When
Prowess of Old-Timers Was
Matched Against Cubs.,
What looked like a walk-away for
Heppner 's benedict ball toners, from
their 4-tally lead in the first inning,
proved to be a closely contested game
when the benedicts and bachelors
crossed beta for the opening of the
local season on Gentry field Sunday
afternoon. The old boye stepped right
out and landed on the "pill" the first
time up, making so much dust that
the light-whiskered boys were unable
to get their bearings until four men
had crossed the home plate.
Once started, however, the young
bucks came into-their own strong and
allowed their enviable opponents only
one more score, while they took six
for themselves. The game ended in
the middle of the fifth inning, the
married men throwing up the sponge
when the young bucks started a raid
on the ball which netted them a one
tally lead with promise of many more.
It is admitted that the game was
loose, but then that Is to be expected
when many of the fellows had hold of
a ball for the first time in a year and
aome of them in three or four years.
Some good prospects were in evidence
though, and Heppner may yet put a
winning nine on the diamond.
EXCUSES AND REASONS.
The difference between an excuse
and a reason is important to one who
considers politics. Political decisions
are usually motivated by reasons
which lie deep down in the hearts of
the men who decide. Some of these
reasons are petty; some are improp
er; aome are sinister. And seldom
are these reasona given utterance to,
when the politician explains his
course of action. -
The explanation the politician gives
is the excuse, not the reason.
Colonel William Hayward, United
States District Attorney for the
Southern District of New York, gave
a clear example of the distinction
when he vigorously denounced the op
position to a real prohibition enforce
ment act for the State of New York.
Last year, the New York legislature
repealed the Mullan-Gage State Pro
hibition Act, which conformed gen
erally with the National Prohibition
laws. One excuse eloquently urged
for this repeal was the fear that citi
zens stood in double jeopardy of pun
ishment for violating prohibition laws.
The United States Supreme Court had
given utterance to an opinion that the
punishment under a state act did not
preclude penalties under the national
Thia decision eausesd vast expres
sions of horror by certain New York
legislators. Tney hastened to repeal
the atate prohibition law, leaving the
enforcement of the Eighteenth Am
endment, in the most populous state,.
to the national laws. New York om-
ciala were not bold enough, however,
openly to defy the law of the land,
and gave utterance to rather mild as
sertions that the police and other
state and municipal law enforcement
agencies would be expected to make
complaints for law violations under
the Volstead Act,
But this state of affairs was not
satisfactory. This year, even avowed
wets conceded that it would be wiser
to pass some sort of a prohibition law
for the state.
The old cry of "double jeopardy"
was brought forth.
Colonel Hayward gave reply.
"The so-called 'double jeopardy has
never been more than an excuse," he
declared. "It was never a reason.
In all the thousands of cases in
the state and Federal courts under
the Mullan-Gage law or the Volstead
Act. I believe there ia no instance of
prosecution by the Federal authorities
following state prosecution or vice
versa. The 'double jeopardy' bugaboo
is similar to the silly claim that the
Eighteenth Amendment is a minority
enactment, when as a matter of fact
it received the most overwhelming
ratification that any amendment ever
received. It was submitted to ninety
six legislative bodies, two in each of
forty-eight statea. On the face of the
returns it swept the couuntry ninety
three to three."
Public officials who give excuses in
stead of reasons require watching.
AN EVENING WITH THE POETS.
Those who enjoyed the Burns pro
gram recently given by the mem
bers and friends of the Methodist
Community church will be pleased to
know that another program is to be
given by them on Friday evening,
March 28th, which promises to be
even better than the former enter
tainment. Thia will be "An Evening
With the Poets" and some vory at
tractive numbers are listed on the
printed program. No admission
charge will be made, but a silver off
ering will be taken.
The engagement of Miss Beryl Jar-
mon of Butter creek, senior in home
economics, to Horace T. Strong, of
Santa Ana, Cel., senior in agriculture,
was announced at a dinner party at
Waldo hall, O, A. C, thia week. Mr.
Strong is a member of Delta Kappa
fraternity, president of the Farm
Crops club and a member of the
Oregon Countryman staff. Echo
Healthy baby chicks from my rec
ord laying strain of W, Leghorns and
Barred Rocks; all awards; commer
cial class; eggs for hatching and
stock for sale. Postal brings price
at. R. Woolery, Capital Poultry
Farm, Salem, Ore. lot.
REAL BARGAINS Spring Tooth
Harrows 110 per section less than
present eost. 8-bottom 10-Inch gang
plows at 1130.00 less than present
cost in Portland. Buy now. Save
PEOPLES HARpWARE CO.
Phlll Cohn visited with hi. fnlV.
In Portland for a few days during
CECIL illEWS ITEMS
We were glad' to see such a large
number out on Sunday evening to
hear Archdeacon Goldie'a aervice in
the hall. Between fifty and sixty
were present. We were also pleased
to see so many present from the
Morgan district. Archdeacon Goldie
waa the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Lowe during his stay in Cecil.
Our weather man "Mac" for once
has tried to please all hie friends.
Mac has served Sand storms, wind
storms, rainy daya and dark, cloudy
days, but to get into favor once more
has caused the sun to shine on us
after giving us a good fall of anow
on Thursday and heavy frosts, too,
during the week. .
R. A. Thompson of Heppner again
made a rushing trip to The Shep
herd's Rest on Wednesday. He had
look around to make another capture
of an old man for his home in Hepp
ner, but R. A. left alone, not one was
to be found.
Peach and apricot blossoms are in
full bloom and early gardens are
making a good showing In spite of
frosts. Irrigating and everyone
shouting for their share of water at
once is the order of the day on Wil
J. C. Ballinger, prominent hay buy
er of Boardman, was doing business
in Cecil on Wednesday and has
bought several hundred tone of baled
hay from W. H. Chandler of Willow
A fire caused by sparks from the
local engine on Tuesday afternoon en
tirely destroyed the barn, baled hay,
horse and saddle of The Poplars, one
of Krebs Bros.' ranches near Cecil.
Mrs. H. J. Streeter and daughter
Miss Opal, accompanied by Mrs. Pearl
Cline of Cecil, were visiting with Mrs.
H. V. Tyler at Rhea Siding on Wed
nesday. Several carloads of Cecil's leading
cititens took in the smoker given by
the American Legion in Heppner on
Monday. All report a fine evening'a
Msx Gorfkle and his assistant from
the Army and Navy store of Pendle
ton were doing a rushing trade
on Willow creek during the week.
J. W. Morris of Portland waa the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Funk
during the week while inspecting his
interests at Morses, near Cecil.
Cecil Ahalt left Cecil on Saturday
for Toppenish,, Wash., where he will
visit his sister, Mrs. Bob Montague,
for a few days,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Madden of The
Willowa are spending a few days
in Heppner with Misses Annie and
Delamer Smith, prominent grain
buyer of Arlington waa doing busi
ness in the Cecil vicinity on Saturday.
Harmon Montgomery has returned
to hsi ranch near Rhea Siding and
will once more take up farming.
Mrs. T. H. Lowe and daughter Miss
Annie C, were calling on Mrs. G. A.
Miller at Highview on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Funk and daugh
ter Miss Geraldine spent the week
end with friends In Wasco.
M. J. Morrow of the Pendleton
Marble works was calling in the Ce
cil district on Friday.
Krebs Bros, of The Last Camp were
doing business in the county seat
during the week.
C. W. Erickson of Grass Valley was
the guest of the Mayor at Butterby
Flats on Sunday.
Melville Logan of The Willowa was
visitnig hia brother Leon on Saturday
at Four Mile.
John Gray of Shady Dell waa look
ing up hia friends in Cecil.
Geo. Moore Is Reported
Better After Operation
Goo. Moore, who was recently opor
ated on at a Portland hospital, and
who for aeveral days was in a crit
ical condition, la reported to be im
proving and the chances are quite
favorable for hia complete recovery.
Mr. Moore had been very ill for weeks
bofore going to the city, suffering
from ulceration of the stomach. It
ia hoped that the operation will be
the means of restoring him to com
plete health. Mrs. Moore accompan
ied her husband to Portland.
Near East Relief Work
Is Well Remembered
Heppner was visited on Sunday by
a native Armenian in the person of
Rev. M. B. Parounagian of Salem,
who, in the morning at 10, addressed
the Sunday school at Bethel Chapel,
delivered a sermon at the Christian
church at 11 and then at the Meth
odist church in the evening, remain
ing over for a day or so to gather up
what the community had to offer for
the relief of the orphans in his na
tive land. Mr. Parounagian arrived
on Saturday evening, and visiting the
Masonic lodge he was given a fine
reception and financial aid for his
cause. He also addressed the high
and .grade schools on Monday and
from the children there he received
substantial gifts of money and when
the canvass was completed, he was
able to report that Heppner was sup
porting the Near East in a gratifying
manner, Sunday schools, churches,
lodges, schools and individuals re
sponding so liberally as to put her
record ahead of former years.
Rev. Parounagian, who is a minis
ter in the Methodist church, is a very
interesting speaker and he can pre
sent the plea of the Near East in
a manner that reaches the hearts of
his hearers and cannot fail to bring
Martin Reid Extends
Auto Accessories Line
By referring to his advertisement
in another column it will be noted
that Martin Reid has branched out
considerably in the line of automo
bile accessories. Mr. Reid has recent
ly made changes in his garage on
north Main street to' accommodate
a very large and complete stock of
auto supplies, and it is his intention
to add to this until he has a complete
line and Is in position to furnish ac
cessories for any and all makes of
machines and motors. Repairmen and
individual car owners in this terri
tory will be able to get from Mr.
Reid any parte they may require, and
at such pricea that they cannot afford
to send their money out of town.
MRS. AMANDA BARLOW.
Funeral services for the late Mrs.
Amanda Barlow were held in Oregon
City on Friday, March 21, interment
being in the cemetery there along
side the grave of her late husband.
Mrs. Barlow passed away at the
family home near Oregon City on
March 19, at the advanced age of 76
years and 6 months, following an ill
ness of long duration. She was the
widow of Jere Barlow and with her
husband was a resident of Morrow
county for 16 years, coming with the
family from Kansas in 1902, and she
and her husband removing to Oregon
City in 1P18. Mr. Barlow died on
December 5, 1923.
Mrs. Barlow was the mother of 14
children, nine sons and five daugh
ters. Five eons are dead, and of the
remaining members of the family, all
were present at the time of Mrs. Bar
low's death, except one daughter. The
remaining members of the family are
Mrs. Ella Hum of Seattle, Frank Har
low and D. S. Barlow of Heppner,
Mrs. Ida Young of Heppner, Mrs.
Catherine Love of Colby, Kansas, O.
H. Barlow of Portland, Mrs. Mary
Hum of Hoqulam, Wash., Joel Barlow
and Mrs. Minnie Schunk of Oregon
ALFRED SMITH NOT CANDIDATE.
In Monday'a East Oregonian the
statement is made that Alfred Snith.
joint representative from Umatilla
and Morrow counties, will not be a
candidate to succeed himself. He
made this definite statement this
morning. "A number of men have
asked me to go into the race, but I
am busy with my own affairs and
have given my time for the one term
and am willing to get out." Why not
get a good Morrow county man into
the race someone like Billy Barratt,
BOY SCOUTS FIRE COMPANY.
A Boy Scout Fire company hHS been
organised under the leadership of the
senior fire chief, Marshal Devin. The
chief of the company is Charles Not
son, the other members aro Jim
Thomson, Reid Iluselck, Crockett
Sprouls, Durward Tash and Robert
Tash, These boys are being trained
to become real fire fighters, to assist
tht senior fir company.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Our thanks are due Harley Adkins,
of Aberdeen, Wash., for a copy of the
annual edition of the Aberdeen Daily
woria, issue or Wednesday evening,
March 19. The wonderful resources
and attractivenRgR nf th ftratm Uar
bor country of Washington is set
lonn oy story and picture in this
issue of the Aberdeen paper in a man
ner that would ha Bn
. - ' ' ' - w '
city and any publisher. The lumber
ing, snipping, nsning, uariying and
agriculture of Grnv ffurhftf" Mnntn
and illustrations of its tourist at
tractions, cities and towns, make this
issue oi tne uauy world of 114 pages
a great booster for that nnrtlnn nf
the state of Washington.
Rev. Parounagian was with the
members of Willow Lodge No. 66. I.
rVs. -O. F, lost evening, and after pre
senting tne claims of the Near East,
an offering was taken and a consid
erable sum in cash turned into the
fund. He is in lone today in the
interest of the relief cause.
A dance will be staged at the
Heppner pavilion Saturday night for
tne benefit of the ball club. Exten
sive arrangements have been made
for entertaining a big crowd and the
management promises one of the best
hops of the season. Come out and
give the boys a lift.
Several of the children of Mr. and
Mrs. N. F. Lawson, residing on the
Hughes place in Shobe canyon are
down sick with the measles. The
mother of Mrs. Lawson, residing be
low Heppner was also very sick for
several days the past week, but is
M. A. Frye has been, annointed to
the Studebaker agency for Morrow
county, except the Lexington terri
tory, which is still to be handled by
Karl JU beach. Mr. Frye has received
his demonstrator and will now divide
hia time talking cars and radio sets.
The many Heppner friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Rogers, of Redmond,
Oregon, will rejoice with them over
the arrival of a daughter at their
home on Wednesday, March 19th. Mrs.
Rogers was formerly Miss Gwendo
lyn Darbee of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Miller returned
on Sunday from Albany. They spent
several weeks there with their little
grandson, Kenneth Jones, who was
receiving treatment and he ia pro
nounced by Mr. Miller to be very
greatly improved in health.
W. O. Livingstone will be at Ion
thia evening and will hold a meeting
with the people of the Christian
church there. On Monday he expects
to go to Portland, where on Tuesday
he will attend a meeting of the state
board of missions.
Sheriff McDuffee drove over to
Pendleton on Tuesday with Dr. Lin
ville, federal prohibition director for
Oregon, and while there was a guest
of the Exchange club along with the
doctor. The sheriff returned home
late Tuesday night.
It is reported hereabouts that Lax-
ton McMurray of lone is being urged
to inter the lace for county commis
sioner from that end of the county,
but so far this paper has been un
able to verify the report.
W. P. Mahoney and family return
ed from a trip to Portland the last
of the week. They were in the city
to take in the recital at the auditor
ium of Ignace Paderewskl.
Miss Mary Clark went to Portland
on Thursday last and on Friday en
joyed the piano recital by Paderew-
ski at the auditorium. It was a
At Gentry field tomorrow afternoon
there will be a game of ball between
the Hardman and Heppner high
schools the first of the season.
Several members of the family of
E. R, Merritt were down with the flu
the past week. They are reported
well on the road to recovery.
B. G. Slgsbee of the Star Theater is
absent this week on a tour of the
Central Oregon towns, expecting to
be gone for several days.
Mr, and Mrs. French Burroughs and
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rurroughs of
near Jordan Siding, were visitors here
Mrs. C. E. Woodson returned home
on Tuesday from a visit of several
dnya In Portland.
Declares No Finer Work
ers Anywhere Than O.
A. C. Graduates.
"America hasn't done anything fin
er in her history than the construc
tive work she is now doing in Armen
ia, Greece, Palestine and Syrai,"
states ex-Governor Allen of Kansas.
"Recently I was in the Near East,
saw the work and the splendid group
of worker and I am glad to say there
are no finer worker anywhere than
those relief workers, and Leonard
Harthill and Ethel Long Newman, of
the Oregon Agricultural College, are
two of the best among these.
"At Alexandropol, I met Harthill,
who is in charge of a great agricul
tural work. He is teaching in an an
cient land modem agriculture and
modem stock breeding. Working al
most without material, he is creating
an institution which will be to that
country what institutions like O. A.
C. are to Oregon. By modem meth
ods he has- doubled the productivity
of the soil and already his graduates
are being sought by the Government.
One of the best things he has done is
I w iigm Buccessiuiiy tne nussian
"I also met Ethel Long Newman,
formerly of Oregon, who together
with her husband, ia doing a splen
did work in the Caucasus. Their
ranch is to become in time a school
under the direction of the govern
ment. At present it is a part of the
very great work that Harthill and the
Newmana are carrying on for the
Near East Relief."
Concerning thia school, Mrs. New
man writes: "We shall have a small
school, emphasizing agriculture, of
course, and correlate it with practical
core, breeding and feeding of stock,
milk production, dairying, general
gardening, forage crops, etc. We shall
have not more than fifty girls, whom
I expect to give training in home
making not forgetting that the Ar
menian wife ia at once the house
keeper, dairy maid and general farm
hand. I am afraid with my western
ideas that I shall be a little loath to
have them qualify for the latter job!
But knowing that to be married is
their chief aim, perhaps I had better
have them known as particularly good
"The emergency is not past," con
cludes Allen. "Children are dying
every day in the Near East for lack
of nourishment. I have borrowed
money to contribute to the Near East
Relief work. I wish I had more to
give than I have. I am not a crank
upon the subject, but I have picked
it out as one of the most deserving
efforts because it deals mainly with
childhood life. The correction of the
situation over there must begin with
the generations that are now coming
The Oregon office of Near East
Relief is at 613 Stock Exchange, Port
land. Another Transfer Made of
Big Hinton Creek Ranch
The deal completing another trans
fer of the T. J. Matlock and N. S.
Whetstone ranches on Hinton creek
was completed the first of the week,
when D. M. Stuart of Portland, who
but recently purchased these places
transferred the properties over to J.
I. Hanna of Independence. The deal
covers about 2400 acres of land here,
and in the trade Mr. Hanna turned
over a dairy farm at Independence,
consisting of 240 acres and also a
piece of alfalfa land at Hermiston.
It is understood that Mr. Hanna
will at once stock the Hinton creek
farm with good dairy cattle and hogs,
and he, with his family will become
active members of this community.
The family arrived on Monday and
Mr. Hanna is on the way here with
the shipment of dairy cows and hogs.
He will have one of the best places
in the county for conducting of the
dairy and hog raising business.
Heppner Elks Have
New Set of Officers
At the recent election of Heppner
Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. Elks, the fol
lowing officers were chosen and will
be installed the evening of April 10:
Exalted Ruler, C. L. Sweek; Esteemed
Leading Knight, Frank Turner; Es
teemed Loyal Knight, Gay M. Ander
son; Esteemed Lecturing Knight,
Clarence Bauman; Secretary, J. O.
Rasmus; Treasurer, Walter Moore;
Tiler, Harvie Young. The election
was held on the evening of March 13.
HIGHER STANDARDS FOR OREGON
New standards prescribed by the
United States Bureau of Education
for the higher institutions of Oregon
will go into effect in 1926. The date
was postponed at the request of the
State superintendent of public in
struction and representatives of the
colleges and universities of the State.
The new standards are substantially
those adopted by the American Coun
cil of Education about two years ago.
Oregon is the only State in the Union
in which the Bureau of Education is
authorized by law to accredit colleges
and universities. The following in
stitutions at present consttuto the
list of standard institutions in this
state: University of Oregon, Oregon
Agricultural College, Reed College,
Willamette University, Pacific Univer
sity, and Linheld College.
AN "APRIL SHOWER.
The ladles of the Willing Workers
society of the Christian church are
planning for a delightful occasion on
April 4 In the way of an "April
Shower." A shower Is asked of the
members and friends of the church
of money, or any commodity that can
be converted Into money, and follow
ing this will be a delightful social
occasion and refreshments. Every
one Is cordially invited.
A fair-sized audience gathered at
the Christian church on Monday eve
ning to listen to adresses by Dr.
Linnvill. federal prohibition director
for Oregon, and Mrs. McAllister, vice
president of the state W. C. T. U.
Mrs. McAllister spoke first and
gave soma little history of the Wom
ens Christian Temperance Union and
the great part that organization had
in bringing about national prohibi
tion in a period of SO years; atating
that the organization still had a great
work to perform in the matter of law
enforcement, and urging th good
people of Heppner to stand behind
their law enforcing officers, and sup
port only such men for office aa stand
four-square on th prohibition
amendment and the carrying out of
the provisions of the Volstead act
and the prohibitory law of th state.
Following the talk of Mrs. McAllister.
Dr. Linnvill spent about three-quarters
of an hour in telling of the
work of hi office and of th difficul
ties met up with in landing the boot
legger and moonshiner; also speak
ing in high praise of the cooperation
he is receiving over th state from
the sheriffs and prosecuting attor
neys, not failing to hand deserved
praise to our own Sheriff McDuffee
and District Attorney Notson, stating
that Morrow eounty stood in the lead
so far in th number of convictions
proportionate to the arrests made.
There is no doubt but his hearer
better appreciated what the federal
and stat law enforcing officers are
up against since having heard Dr.
Linnville, and he did not fail to cre
ate a stronger sentiment in favor of
law enforcement and a greater regard
on the part of all for the better ob
servance of all laws.
Following the adress of Dr. Linn
ville, Mrs. McAllister proceeded with
the organization of a local W. C. T.
U. with Mrs. Alice Adkins, president;
Mrs. Wilson Bayless, vice-president:
Mrs. S. E. Notson, secretary and Mra.
t. K. Huston, treasurer. A collection
was taken which goes to the work of
the state W. C. T. U. ,
Heppner High School Will
Present Popular Mus
One of the most popular operettas
ia "Sylvia" which will be presented
at the Star Theater in this city on
next Wednesday evening, April 2nd
by the pupils of Heppner High school.
The entire production will have or
chestra accompaniment under the di
rection of Miss Steele, leader and
director of the high school orchestra
who will ably support the following
Sir Bertram DeLacey, the count
poet Bruce Spaulding
Prince Tobbytum, a man of conse
quence Paul Aiken
William, an honest farmer
. Earl Merritt
Robin, a country lad
Sylvia, bethrothed to DeLacey
Leo la Bennett
Betty, bethrothed to William
Arabella, a lady in waiting at the
court Marguerite Hisler
Aram in ta, her sister Doris Flynn
Polly Kathleen Monahan
Molly Marjorie Clark
Dolly Louise Thomson
Farmer's Daughters, Kathleen Ma
honey, Cecelia Kenny, Mary Far
ley. Farm Lads. Austin Smith, John Tur
ner, Leonard Schwarx, Crockett
Sprouls, Reid Buseick, Duck Lee,
Haymakers, Fay Ritchie, Lois Living
stone, Grace Buschke, Velma Fell,
Velma Huston, Reta Crawford, Lu
cille McDuffee, Audrey Beymer.
Scene, a hayficld.
Time, eighteenth century.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, March 30, 1924.
There are at least two things that
do not know how to go backward, the
sun dial and the Church of Christ.
If you would be convinced meet with
us at any worship hour. Bible School
9:45, Communion and preaching at
11, morning sermon theme, "Looking
Ahead." The Christian Endeavor ser
vice at 6:30, subject, "What Missions
Do For Social Welfare," and the lead
er is Reid Buseick. Let us have our
usual splendid meeting. Evening
preaching service at 7:30. subject for
the sermon is "Guarding Our Lives."
Evangelistic meetings with home
forces begin next Lord's Day; plan
to attend every evening of these meet
ings for the two weeks. A big wel
come at all of the services.
GETS VETERAN'S JEWEL.
At the meeting of Willow Lodge
No. 66, I. O. O. F., last evening, Jeff
Jones was presented with a veteran's
jewel in token of his having been a
member of the lodge for twenty-five
years. Mr. Jones had evidently not
been contemplating what was in
store for him and had to be haled
before his brethren and reminded in
a mot pleasant manner that he was
eligible for the honor. Samuel E.
Notson was spokesman for the occa
sion and is reported to hars done
the honors of presentation in his
usual nble and felicitous manner, and
now Mr. Jones is proud to ba the
bearer of the beautiful emblem earn-
d by all n embers of the order wto
have been faithful In their allegiance
for the period of a quarter of a cen
tury. REAL BARGAINS-Spring Tooth
Harrows $10 per section less than
present cost. 3-bottom 16-inch gang
plows at $130.00 less than present
cost in Portland. Buy now. Save
PEOPLES HARDWARE CO.
By Arthur Brisbane
Two Long Flights.
Postal Workers' Pay.
Learn at Mar's Knee.
Three army men are on a flight
around the world. Good luck go with
them. Good courage goes surely.
About the time they started a well
dressed man, unknown, jumped off
the Brooklyn Bridge in New York
City another and Terr different
"flight." How far has he gone by
You have heard from the man that
doesn't want to pay income tax, the
other man that hates the inheritance
tax, all the eomplainers. What do
you think of Wesley Jordan, seventy
five years old, farmer, just dead at
Lancaster, Ohio7 Hjb will expressine
gratitude for happiness and liberty
enjoyed under the Stars and Stripes,
orders his executors to aeli property
lor casn. After paying his funeral
expenses, all the restabout $16,000
goes to the Treasury of the United
The House of Representatives has
approved the plan to let Henry Ford
develop Muscle Shoals. People in
the South are celebrating with bon
fires. Next will come action by the Sen
ate. Every farmer in the United
States is interested in the proposi
tion. Senators, thinking they can
afford to vote against it because "it
is a long time before election" will
find that this particular thing will
not be forgotten.
The shirt that Napoleon wore when
he died of ulcers in the stomach and
bitter disappointment will be sold at
auction by the descendonta of Arcb
ambault, Napoleon's servant.
With it will go a piece of his coffin
and the glass from which he drank
That trash Isn't worth a cent. But
who will write a book, making it clear
that Napoleon ruined hia health and
lost his energy for lack of which he
dilly-dallied in. Russia, and was beat
en in Waterloo because he prided
himself on eating too fast and sleep
ing only four hours. That book might
be worth millions to aome of Amer
ica's nseful builders that live aa fool
ishly aa Napoleon did.
Salaries of post-office employees
should be increased. It costs them
all more to live. It costs mail car
riers much more to buy shoes.
Work put upon all employees is
greater. The physical load on the
backs of letter carriers, with parcel
post and all the rest of it, is doubled.
You appreciate post-office werkers,
so please wire your Congressman and
to your Senators, urging support of
the bill to increase post-office sal
aries. Uncle Sam should set an example
as a good employer, and pay the peo
ple's employees decent wages.
Eventually every part of this world
will talk to every other part through
the air. The great question Is will
this planet be able to talk through
the ether to OTHER PLANETS?
Shall we learn from Mars, forty mil
lion years older than the Earth, all
that she has learned, as children
learn from full-grown teachers?
Let's hope so. That will be a short
cut to information.
Imagine this, In a strange, inter
Planet Mars calling. Lecture for
younger planeta on simple method of
releasing and harnessing pent-np
forces of atomic construction.
Judge Bartlett, in Philadelphia, de
cides that when grape juice ferments,
that is "an act of God," and, of
course, nobody can be punished for
God's own act. That's an important
decision if sustained. It means that
you may squeeze the juice out of
grapes, and when fermentation pro
duces alcohol you may drink ft and
give it to your friend?. In other
words, making wine is legal, sines
God and not man does the work.
Some higher court probably will
alter that decision, which might mule
wine the national drink, in p!ac of
The Census Bureau gives facts
about six Western states showing
that this country is prosperous
Iowa's value is more than ten thou
sand million dollars, and average per
capita is $4,274. Oregon's average is
$4,182. The combined wealth of the
six states, including Minnesota, Neb
raska, Colorado and Montana is over
thirty thousand million dollars. And
that's only a fraction of the REAL
Professor Kammerer, professor of
biology which means the science of
life in the University of Vienna,
says that the problem is not to muktj
fha knHv l.t.-. hint.. hi.t f n,Blt. tr..
brain remain young fur a longer
Therein Professor Kammerer sp"k
mhat th fnitA CU.a aall.
"mouthful,' A human being is useful
wnue tne Dram ts young, before It
sets like concrete and refuses to take
new impressions. Once the mental
rnncratfl lit aa (ha sminap that hint t
goes back into the ground and the
spirit is set free to start over again
in a youngur brain, the bvttttr. Not
older bodies, but younger brains Is
what civilization needs.
Harold Cohn Uepurtid this morning
for Portland, going to the city en
business for the Cohn Auto Co.