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Volume 41, Number 15 HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Ter Year
Horseshoe Contest, Ball
Games and Patriotic
MERCURY AT HEIGHT
Sweltering Heat Keeps People Away
and Crowds Not as Large
Though the crowd wai not as large
as expected, Heppner's two-day cele
bration the third and fourth of July
helped liven the town considerably
and those who attended enjoyed them
selves. That is they enjoyed them
selves about ai much as could be ex
pected considering the sweltering
heat that prevailed both days.
A large number of events had not
been planned for, a ball game each
afternoon between Condon and Hepp
ner, a horseshoe tournament the
morning of the third, and a patriotic
program in the chautauqua tent the
morning of the fourth being the main
events. A part of the time the morn
ing of the fourth was also taken up
with races, which proved an attarct
Rivalry was keen between the barn
yard quoit artists, and a large num
ber were present to take part in the
tournament, while still more were
there to see how it was done. Twelve
teams of two men each opened the
events on the six courts prepared for
the pitching between the Tum-A-Lum
Lumber company yard and the fair
pavilion. One game was played in
tha elimination contest. The winners
in this then mixed, leaving three
teams to play off "the rub.' The three
teams were Harry and Leslie Ball,
Oscur Keithley and Charley Hemrich,
and Charles Notaon and Jasper Craw
ford. The Ball brothers won the
tournament with Notson and Craw
ford placing second.
Condon carried off the honors in
the ball games both days.
The Condon band arrived the morn
ing of the fourth and helped move
things along on the natal day. They
played several pieces on the street
and then marched to the big tent
where they took part in the patriotic
program. The Kev. W. W. Head of
lone wus orator of the day, and de
livered a heart-stirring discourse on
the importance and meaning of the
Fourth of July. Two numbers by the
Condon band, invocation by the Rev.
W. O. Livingstone, singing of Ameri
ca, and reading of the Declaration of
Independence by Miss Bernice Wood
son tilled out the program.
Fred Roberts, Heppner's baseball
pitcher, carried off the honor of be
ing the fastest runner in town on the
Fourth, winning the 100-yard dash in
a hotly contented field. Loyal Parker
placed second in this event. Other
races were a three-legged race, pota
to race and sack race.
The chautauqua programs each af
ternoon and evening drew a large at
tendance, and proved a helpful fea
ture in showing visitors a good time.
There was also a dance each evening
in the fair pavilion and a very large
number found diversion by swinging
partners to music played by the Con
Fred Blahm Dies as Re
sult of Bursted Appendix
, Fred Blahm, eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Blahm who farm north
west of Heppner, died at the Heppner
Surgical hospital in this city Monday
morning. Fred had been suffering for
some time from a pain in his side,
and it was decided the trouble was
appendicitis. The surgeon's knife re
vealed that his appendix, which was
found to be unnaturally located, had
burst and formed an abdominal ab
scess. The abscess was drained and
the patient put to bed, but he died
without recovering from the anaes
thetic. An autopsy revealed a bursted
vein in the vicinity was the immedi
ate cause of death, the hemorrhage
occuring after the boy had been put
Fred Blahm was aged 18 years and
29 days, having been born June 8,
l'JOO, and died July 6, 1924. He was
just reaching maturity and was a
helpful companion and assistant to
his father. He was well beloved by
all who knew him, and his death
came as a shock to the family and
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
Methodist Community church, the
Rev. F. R. Spaulding, pastor, officiat
ing. Interment was in Masonic cem
etery. FORMER TEACHER WEDS.
The following notice of the mar
riage (J Miss Addle Quesinberry, a
teacher in the local schools three
years ago, Is taken from Monday's
Oregoninn: "Miss Addie Quesinberry,
a popular Rockwood girl, was mar
ried to Fred Springer of Hoquiam,
Wash., July 2. The wedding was a
quiet one. Mrs. Springer is a gradu
ate of Union High school, Gresham,
and the Oregon State Normal school.
She wns penmanship instructor at
Hoquiam High school. Mr. Springer
Is in charge of the shipping interests
for a Grays Harbor concern."
ENJOY FAMILY REUNION.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pearson of Len
enjoyed a reunion of all the members
of their family at their Butter creek
home on Sunday. Every member of
the family was present nt this gath
ering, and It was the first time In
yoars. A number of other relatives
were also there, and the entire com
pany of 50 or more hnd a very enjoy.
ablo time, making it an occasion that
will long be remembered. The ban
plost member of the company were
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson, who am hon
ored pioneers of the Butter crock
Radio reports received In Hepp
ner yeaterday announced the nom
ination of John W. Davis of Vir
ginia as democratic candidate for
President of the United States.
Nomination was effected on the
103rd ballot, after members of the
convention were permitted to vote
Individually. The convention la
now centering ita attention on the
election of a vice-presidential
DATES ARE SET
FOR SEPT. 25-6-7
Last Year's Committee Is Again
In Charge and Pushing
A better show than ever is prom
ised at the Heppner Rodeo this year,
the dates for which were set for
September 26-26-27 at the council
meeting Monday evening. The per
formance Is in charge of the name
committee as last year, Chas. Lat
ourell, V, Gentry and C. W. McNamer,
which guarantees that everything
will be done to assure its success.
Mr. McNamer was at Ukiah for the
three-day celebration and while there
arranged to bring their bucking
string to the rodeo, which, combined
with the local string ha declares will
provide twenty of the best buckers
ever seen here. With this bunch of
outlaws as a foundation Mr. McNa
mer believes the committee will have
no trouble in filling in the best pro
Many new events will be on the
card this year, in the form of a pony
express race, Indian races and other
events that it is believed wilt prove
attractive features. Mr. Latourell
has charge of the amusement fea
tures to till in the spare moments
and promises that visitors will have
plenty to occupy every minute of
their time at the three-day, real wild
"The show is going to be a dandy
this year," said McNamer emphat
ically, "and its going over strong.
We are going to make it so good no
one can afford to stay away."
All stock will be brought to Hepp
ner by the middle of August and put
in first class condition. The grounds
and every other part of the rodeo
will be looked after with like care,
and no details will be overlooked,
Mr, McNamer declared.
The annual Morrow county picnic
was held in Portland, Sunday, July
8th at Laurelhurst Park, at which
were present about fifty former Mor
row county residents.
At 2:30 p. m. the feast which had
been prepared by the former Morrow
county expert cooks was spread and
everyone fell to with a gusto and
did justice to a wonderful meal, for
there was plenty for everyone with
a lot to spare. Excellent coffee and
iced tea were served by Mrs. W. B.
Potter who has a beautiful 'home
overlooking the park.
After everyone had eaten their fill
the meeting proceeded to the usual
order of business. The "Ode" that
had been written by one of the mem
bers of the association and dedicated
to the former Morrow county resi
dents, was sung by the gathering,
after which the minutes of the last
meeting were read. Then came the
election of officers for the ensuing
year. N. C, Maris was chosen presi
dent, J. W. Beckett treasurer and
Gus. Mallory secretary.
The chair was then turned over to
Mr. Maris by George Horseman, the
former president, and the gathering
listened to a short address by Milton
A. Miller, former collector of Inter
nal Revenue of the Portland district,
and also to some reminiscences by
John Galloway who was the oldest
member of the association present.
The business meeting then adjourn
ed to meet again next year at the
same place, Laurolhurat Park, on the
4th of July, the dinner to be spread
at 6 o'clock p. m.
One of the most enjoyable features
of these meetings was sadly lacking
this year, the reading of communica
tions from both present and former
Morrow county residents who are un
able to be present. These communi
cations are read at the meetings of
the association nnd atu very murh
enjoyed by every one. There was
only one such this year but it would
surely be appreciated by every one
if there were a large number to be
read at the meeting next year.
After a short time spent in sum!
intercourse the meeting broke up
with everyone feeling well repaid for
the time spent in preparing for and
attending this, the HHh annual Mor
row county picnic.
By the Secretary.
HEPPNEK STtfI)ENTS HONORED.
University of Orrgon, Kujene, July
8. Two Hrppner students, Margaret
Woodson and Thomas Humphreys, are
named on the tentative honor roll list
for high grades made during the
spring term at the University of Ore
gon, Miss Woodson is a sophomore,
taking pre-lcgal work, and Mr. Hum
phreys a junior, specializing in
The names of 113 students appear
on the honor -list, 61 men and 62
women, all of whom received grades
of II or above in all subjects carried.
Grados in physical education were
not counted in compiling the Hs,t
which includes 30 seniors, 24 juniors,
23 sophomores, 28 freshmen, throe
special and five law students. The
grado sheet, or "scandal sheet" which
contains the grades of every Univer
sity student is now being distributed
Chas. Cox started bending his grain
crop on Heppner Flat Tuesday.
ID FAST GAMES
Visitors Win One In 8th
and One In 9th Frame
on July 3rd and 4th
AIKEN, KING STAR
Local Right Fielder Grabs Six Taugb
One on 4th, While Chappie
Steals Home Twlc.
By showing her ability to get hits
when most needed, Condon edged
Heppner out of both games the third
and fourth of July, winning the game
on the third In the eighth Inning and
the one the fourth in the ninth.
Heppner had a clean lead of two
scores up to the eighth Inning on the
third, and led her opponents by one
score up to the ninth frame the fol
lowing day. The weather was ex
ceedingly warm both days, the mer
cury being right at its highest point
for the season. Though the attend
ance was slim the third, interest in
creased on the fourth and the stands
were packed with the largest crowd
in attendance at a game this season.
In consequence of the Condon band
and a large number of fans from the
Wheat City being present the specta
tors had a lively time among them
selves. Condon took the lead with one
score in the initial Inning on the
third. Things were then nip and
tuck till the fifth frame when Hepp
ner scored twice, and added to her
lead with one run in the seventh.
This encouraging lead led the locals
to believe they had won a ball game.
But this was not to be for In the
eighth Condon had her inning, tally
ing five counters and thereby taking
the lead by three scores. A last at
tempt by the locals to score proved
futile and the game ended, 7-6 in
favor of the visitors.
There was litlte difference in the
pitching department of the two teams
Clow for Condon and Roberts for
Heppner both holding opposing bat
ters to few hits. Each team got one
not-earned run. While Condon got
four fair blows to Heppner's five,
they were fortunate in grouping their
hits at a time that counted, and thus
with three of them in the eighth com
bined wih two passed batters and an
error by Conley at short, they were
netted the game.
There were more thrills in the
game the second day. After Condon
had taken the count the first time at
bat without scoring, the locals came
to bat apd batted clear around, run
ning in four scores. Four passed bat
ters, two hits and an error by Ortman
at short were responsible. Chances
looked favorable for more scores as
the bases were loaded when the last
out was made. This was the only
real blow-up inning of the game, tho
errors were more prevalent than the
previous day. Another score was
made by the locals in the fourth
frame when Brown singled and scor
ed on a two-bag blow by Drake. But
"Chappie" King entertained the fans
most of all by working the squeeze
play and stealing home twice, once
in the fifth and once in the seventh
inning, Heppner would have scored
neither of these times had it not been
for Chappie's base running ability.
Heppner thus piled up seven scores
and with one run lead when Condon
came to bat in the ninth they felt
confident of victory. But Condon
again showed the ability of getting
hits when needed, as she did the day
before, two of them being sufficient
combined with a passed batter and
an error by Moore on third, to score
the two tallies necessary to take the
lead, having previously scored one
run in the fourth, three in the sixth
and two in the seventh. The final
score showed 8-7.
The stellar fielding of Paul Aiken,
covering the right corner of the lot
for the locals furnished many thrills
for the fans. He grabbed three high
ones out of the ether on the third
and six on the fourth, many of them
being very hard chances. Van M ar
te r also did good work in center field
for the locals, catching four fly balls.
High batting honors go to Drake, who
clouted three hits in four times to
the bat the second day.
Box Score, FirBt Game:
HEPPNER B R H PO A E
King, 2 3 112 2 0
VanMarter, cf 4 0 2 1 0 0
Conley, ss 3 0 0 1 1 3
Roberts, p 4 0 0 4 5 0
S. Aiken, 1 3 0 0 4 1 0
Brown, c 4 0 0 0 0 0
Drake, If 4 10 10 0
P. Aiken, rf 3 0 1 3 0 0
Moore, 3 3 112 0 0
1tals 31 3 5 18 9 8
CONDON B R H PO A E
Ortman, ss - 6 1 0 4 8 1
R. Fitzmaurice, c ...4 0 0 2 0 0
Brown, If 8 1 0 0 0 0
Crawford, If 0 1 0 0 0 0
C, Fitzmaurice, c 4 1 2 0 8 0
Wilkins, 1 4 0 0 7 0 1
Miller. 8 4 113 0 1
Whelr, rf 3 0 1 0 0 0
Clow, p 3 0 0 0 6 0
Parish, cf 4 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 6 4 16 11 3
HEPPNER B R H PO A E
King, 2 3 3 0 2 0 2
VanMarter, cf 5 0 0 4 0 0
Conley, bi 4 10 0 11
Roberts, p 6 0 0 1 1 0
S. Aiken 1 3 1 0 3 0 1
Brown, e 6 2 2 2 0 0
Drake, If 4 0 3 0 1 0
P. Aiken, rf 3 0 0 6 0 0
Moore, 8 3 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 35 7 5 18 3 6
CONDON B It H PO A E
Ortman ,ss 5 10 12 2
R. Fitzmaurice, 2 6 1112 0
Miller, 3 B 8 2 0 1 0
C. Fitzmaurice, c 5 110 2 0
Wilkins, 1 6 1 3 13 0 0
Wheir, rf 4 1110 0
Rictmann, 8 2 0 0 0 1 1
Crawford, cf 8 0 0 0 0 0
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shurte, who re
turned from a week's honeymoon at
Portland and The Dalles last evening,
were given a royal reception by their
friends in the form of a charivari.
With the bride in the front seat of a
Ford and the groom tied on behind
the party accompanied them through
the main thoroughfares to the tune
of many tin cans. The groom was
also tied to a tombstone to spend the
night but made his escape shortly
after his torm enters had left.
Walter LaDuBire, who recently
took over the Universal garage, has
changed the name of the concern to
the City garage. He has taken the
agency for the Maxwell and Crysler
cars, which he believes will prove
popular in this territory. In the near
future he expects to have a well
equipped machine shop in addition
to his present repair equipment. See
his advertisement in another column.
Mrs. F. E. Farrior drove to Port
land Wednesday morning. She was
accompanied to the city by Vawter
Crawford, who will go on south to
Berkeley, Cal., to join Mrs. Crawford
at the home of their eon Arthur R.
Crawford. Mr. Crawford will spend
a couple of weeks visiting the Bay
section before he and Mrs. Crawford
T. J. Humphreys, son Roland,
daughter Evelyn and niece Miss Helen
Rood of Hillsboro, departed this
morning by auto for Portland. The
members of the Humphreys family
will spend a vacation trip visiting
valley and coast points.
The first wheat of the new crop
was brought to the Heppner eleva
tor yesterday, it being part of the
harvest of Ed Barlow on Heppner
Judge G. W. Phelps and J. S. Beck-
with, court reporter, were over from
Pendleton on Tuesday to hold a short
session of circuit court.
All persons having bills against ths
4th of July committee will please
present them to Dean T. Goodman on
or before July 12th.
O. M. Scott was in town Monday
from his Blackhorse ranch, where, he
states, the wheat harvest is beginning
Born To Mr. and Mrs. John Hea-
ley of this city, Tuesday morning,
July 8, an 8-pound girl.
J. E. Musgrave was a business vis
itor in the city yesterday -from his
farm home near lone.
Chas. Vaughn and family drove to
Portland the first of the week on a
ror Kent Furnished apartment,
four rooms and bath. Mrs, A. L.
Sewing Wanted Mrs. A. L. Garrett.
STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY
EARN LARGE SUM OF MONEY
University of Oregon, Eugene July
8. Income from regular and odd-time
jobs brought (46,074 to the students
of the University of Oregon during
the year 1923-24, an increase of $678
over the year 1922-23, as shown by
the report of Mrs. Charlotte Donnelly,
employment secretary of the Y. M. C.
The income to students from reg
ular jobs for the fall term was $10,
470, while odd jobs brought the sum
up to $11,979. The total for regular
and odd jobs during the winter term
was $11,439, During the spring term
regular employment yielded $11,656,
while the approximate return from
odd jobs was $1,100, making the total
for the spring term $12,(156.
Clow, p 4 0 110 0
Parish, If S 0 0 10 0
41 8 9 18 10 8
First Game Struck out by Clow
11, by Roberts 9; walks, Clow 3, Hob
arts 8; hit by pitched ball, R. Fit,
and Ortman by Roberts; three base
hits, King, Miller; two baso hits,
Moore, C. Fits., Wheir.
Second Game Struck out by Clow
9, by Roberts 9; walked by Clow 5,
by Roberts 2; hit by pitched ball P.
Aiken, King by Clow; three base hits,
C. Fits,; two base hits, Clow, Drake
ChOdren of Mrs. Smead
Enjoy a Reunion Here
From June 30 to July 8 the homes
of Mr. and Mrs, W. W. Smead and
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bayless were the
scenes of much joyful stirring about
ar.d deep happiness, the cause being
the gathering together of all the
'children" in a family reunion.
Those present were: John M. Glass
cock, wife and stepdaughter, Temple
Goetchius, Portland; Roy Glasscock
and son Edward of Mt. Vernon, Ore.;
Mrs. O. G. Boyd and children, Elwyn
Shipley of Bingen, Wash., Mildred,
Liise and Phil Boyd, of Parma, Ida
ho; Mr. and Mrs. Charlea H. Curtis
of Stockton, Cal.; Mrs. Lena M.
White and twin daughters, Frances
Eleanor and Mary Louise of Corval
lis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Glasscock
and children Marvin Maurice and
Harold Clair of Lexington; Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Smead of Portland; Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Bayless, Heppner.
There were also present Mrs. Charles
Brown from Parma, Idaho, and Miss
Lucile Harvey from Longwood, Mo.
Mrs. Brown is a niece of Mrs. Smead
and Miss Harvey a grand-neice. Owing-
to rush of business M. E. Smead
and wife had to hurry back to Port
land, being with the re-united fam
ily only two days. Pictures were
taken of all the laws and in-laws tc
gether on the Bayless lawn, and also
the family group had a picture taken
a; the Sigsbee studio. One remark
able feature was that on two previous
reunions pictures were had of the
same group, with all members pres
ent, and the same ones present as at
this time, there being nearly twenty
years between. In one group Roy
Glasscock was unable to come, while
this time Maurice Smead could not
remain longer away from his busi
ness. A long table was set on the Bayless
lawn, and on the 4th 29 people ate
dinner there. Besides all mention
ed above there were present at this
dinner Lou Davidson and wife, Thom
as Davidson, Mrs. Harlan McCurdy
and children Harlan Jr. and Maxine.
Mr, Davidson is a brother of Mrs.
There was joy and gladness every
moment, and not one thing happened
to mar the pleasure of the occasion.
All left by automobile on Tuesday
(M. A. B.)
U. of O. Summer Session
Has Record Attendance
University of Oregon, Eugene, July
2. University of Oregon summer
term registration today broke the
record with 883 enrolled in the Port
land and Eugene sessions, according
to figures given out in the office of
Professor F. D. Stetson, director of
the summer work on the campus.
This exceeds the 1921 registration by
nine, and is 53 more than the 1922
and 1923 figure, which was 830 both
Exactly 600 of the 883 students are
enrolled in the Portland classes, and
the remainder in Eugene. Graduate
students pursuing advanced work
number 101 in Eugene and 45 in Port
land, or 146 in all, 17 per cent of the
total. The campus proportion of
graduate students is close to 40 per
The summer term enrollment is de
rived from 19 states besides Oregon,
and from four foreign countries
Japan, South America, China and
Canada. States represented are Cal
ifornia, Washington, Idaho, Nevada,
Montana, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri,
Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North Da
kota, Kansas, Texas, Tennessee, Geor
gia, Virginia, New York and New
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to use this means to sin
cerely thank our many Heppner
friends for the kind assistance and
comfort accorded us during our re
cent bereavement, in the death and
burial of Malcolm Church.
MRS. MALCOLM CHURCH.
MRS. STELLA CONNOR.
MR. AND MRS, ED HUNT.
THE TRAIL ,
Jack Hynd, accompanied by his
daughter, Miss Annie, of Butterby
Flats left on Sunday for a visit in
Prince Ruperts, B. C. and other
Misses A. C. and Minnie Lowe, Vio
let Hynd and Henry Krebs, Cecil
Lieuallen, returned home on Sunday
after spending the Fourth at Ukiah.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Crabtree, who have
been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J.
Crabtree, returned to their home in
Albany on Tuesday.
Miss O'Neil, who has been visiting
in Hood River for some time returned
to her home on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Funk, Frank
Connor and Walter Pope celebrated
the Fourth in Heppner.
Mrs. Geo. Krebs and twin sons of
the Last Camp visited with Mrs. L.
L. Funk on Tuesday.
Dr. Lehman and sons, accompanied
by friends of Portland were Cecil
callers on Sunday.
Henry Krebs of the Last Camp left
on Sunday for Portland with two car
loads of sheep.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lundell and
family of Rhea were lone callers on
W. H. Chandler and son Charlie of
Willow creek ranch spent Tuesday in
W. E. Ahalt of lone was calling on
his Cecil friends on Sunday.
Ed Kellogg of Rhea creek was a
caller in Cecil on Sunday.
Prom State Board of Health.
No one need question the necessity
for cessation, for a brief period dur
ing the year, from the daily routine
of your work. There are sound phy
siological, mental, social, and econ
omical reasons for a vacation period.
The physical energy upon which you
have constantly drawn must be re
newed and increased. That tired,
listless feeling, the accumulation of
your repeated and hearty responses
to the demands of your work, must
be dispelled. Your visions and ideals
must not only be maintained but also
enlarged. And, finally, your mental
and physical condition must be so
guarded that your earning capacity
be not impaired.
Wonderful scenery, cooling winds,
and the normal human response to
all that is living in the realms of na
ture have made it customary for the
vacation period to be allotted to one
of the summer months. Transporta
tion facilities the train, the boat,
and the automobile make it possi
ble for you to visit every nook and
corner of the world. Whether you
should have solitude or should seek
the excitement of crowds is for you
to decide; you may have either.
Choose, however, that which is en
tirely foreign to your daily mode of
life and of play. Keep away from
anything that resembles an activity
that is routine to your work. Give
your mind complete relaxation.
Your physical activities should, at
all times, be so apportioned that
there should be no need to "rest up"
after your relurn from your vacation.
Whatever exercise you indulge in see
that it is in keeping with your physi
cal requirements. Avoid excesses of
any kind. Give proper and careful at
tention to the food you eat and to the
water you drink. Rear in mind that
typhoid fever and other intestinal dis
eases and disorders may be easily ac
quired from contaminated food and
water supplies. Maintain and exer
cise your knowledge of sanitary de
cency. Your vacation will have been mer
ited and successful if, upon your re
turn you ar mentally and physically
refreshed, and are not only ready but
also eager to resume your daily activ
ities. "Dad" E. C. Maddock was a visitor
In Heppner yesterday from Arlington.
By Arthur Brisbane
The Nordic Craze.
To Live With Monkeys.
Tailless Aligators, Etc.
Foot and Mouth Cure.
The "purely Nordic craze has
gone far. A scientific association of
German "radicalists" proposes to plan
a new State fn which only those
"purely Nordic" will be admitted.
The scientists allege that blood
tests will distinguish the purely Nor
dic from the mixed breeds.
That's interesting, as there is not
on all the surface of the earth any
single sample of a pure breed, wheth
er of "Nordic," Aryan, Semitic, Mon
golian, African of Malaysian strain.
All the breeds were mixed up long
ago, although they don't know it.
That new Nordic state, by the way,
would exclude the founder of Chris
tianity, whose mother was a Jewess.
He, certainly, was not "purely Nor
dic." Here's one original thought. John
Gromardie, citizen of New York,
writes to the Franklin Park Zoo in
Boston, saying he'd like to be exhib
ited in the monkey house, with the
other primates, "to show the public
I how much man resembles the ape, in
accordance with the Darwinian the
ory." Some that live in the open spaces.
Texas, Washington, California, Flor
ida, etc., will probably suggest that
if all New Yorkers adapted to dem
onstrating the Darwinian theory were
locked up in the Zoological Garden
there would be many vacancies in
Fifth avenue and at Newport.
How many little boys know that
our word "muslin" comes from Mo
sul, or that our able Italian Musso
lini got his name from that land of
the Mohammedans? Read in Marco
Polo's Travels that "great merchants
who convey spices and drugs from
one country to another are termed
Herr Schomburgk, an African ex
plorer, Is accused in a Berlin court
of stealing from the holy grove in
Liberia the "sacred stone of the alli
gator without any tail."
Tribes of the African West Coast
have worshipped that sacred fetish
for years, and want it back, to bring
Schomburgk says he bought the
fetish for $5.
Only those NOT afraid to walk un
der a ladder or sit thirteen at table
have a right to laugh at the wor
shippers of the tailless alligator.
Arthur Harris, of the I. W. W
stabbed in a fight with farm hands,
learns the value of scientific educa
tion. A knife thrust penetrated his
pericardium sac containing the heart
and made a wound three-quarters of
an inch long. The sac filled with
blood, the heart couldn't work. But
while Harris, fully conscious, saw
everything that was groing on, sur
geons in Kansas City removed three
of his ribs, drained the pericardium,
permitting the heart to continue
pumping, put back the ribs, sewed
him up, and he lives. Thanks to lo
cal anesthetic, Harris felt no pain.
Six million bonus applications are
ready, five millions more will be pre
pared and sent out. Some pocket pa
triots are weeping about that. It
makes them sad to pay a few dollars
m taxes to men that won the war, and
saved them all their money.
Yet the paying out of that bonus
money will be to general prosperity
like pouring water on dry soil. Every.
body will share in the prosperity that
the bonus distribution is bound to
bring. Every dollar of it will be
SPENT. It's the money SPENT that
A Berlin scientist has found and
isolated the germ that causes foot
and mouth disease. That news will
be worth many millions to this coun
try directly, and billions perhaps, in
It is reported, although fortunately
NOT proved, that agitators in the
West have purposely spead foot and
mouth disease by means of dogs and
otherwise. California is a bad state
in which to play a game of that kind.
The perpetrators would find it more
dangerous than horse-stealing in Tex
as in the old days.
Newspapers print a story that Sen
ator Robinson, of Arkansas, having a
little dispute with a Dr. Mitchell at
golf, knocked him down and out with
one blow. Farmers in Arkansas will
not only forgive but cheer their Sen
ator for knocking a man down with
one blow. Whether they will forgive
him for playing golf is another ques
tion. FIRST ( Hl'RCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, July 13.
Can you choose a better course tor
yourself than God can choose for
you? Evidently not; then you should
attend church that you might dis
cover the right way. Our Bible School
at 9:46, followed by the communion
service and preaching service at 11
o'clock. Theme of the morning ser
mon will be "Christian Fruitfulness."
The Christian Endeavor theme is a
very interesting one, "Abolish War,
and How." The leader will be Leora
Dtivin and every Endeavorer should
bo present. The evening service will
be the first of the series of union
Sunday evening services for the sum
mer; the undersigned wiil preach at
the Methodist Church. Everone is
cordially invited to all of these ser
BIG TENT LEAVES
Full Week of High Class
Chautaoqua to Come Ne&t Year In
June; Small Deficit la Faced
for This Year.
With the concluding program Sat
urday night, Heppner's 1924 chautau
qua finished a successful week. The
big tent is gone, but the memory of
things heard and seen there will re
main with us for many days to come,
all the numbers being so clean, inspi
rational and educational as well as
There is a small deficit to be made
up by the guarantors, but in spite
of this the 1924 chautauqua is pro
claimed a success, measured by the
real enjoyment evidenced by the
large number of attendants. The
guarantee has been signed to bring it
again next year in June.
In our report of the programs the
first two days last week we praised
the performers highly. But after
hearing the remaining numbers, we
believe too much cannot be said of
the quality of talent which Ellison
White provided for our chautauqua.
It was exceptionally good.
Wednesday the Vernon Symphonic
Quintet gave two programs, dividing
the time in the afternoon with Dr.
H. Leo Taylor, eminent authority on
boy psychology, whose inspirational
lecture, "Give the Boy a Chance,"
was unusually well received. In their
playing of chamber music and solo
work the Vernon Quintet surpassed
all expectations. The introduction of
the viola d 'Am ore and Paul Vernon's
wonderful solos on the violin, were
two treats which Heppner music
lovers greatly appreciated, judging
by the numerous encores called for.
Dr. Taylor gave a atraight-xrom-
the-shoulder punch in his lecture
which hit the mark, from the number
of adults present who were seen to
cringe in their seats. He stressed the
important part which the younger
generation will play in conducting
the affairs of tomorrow, and pointed
out the absolute necessity of caring
for ita health, education and morals
that it may preserve and improve our
institutions. Dr. Taylor not only said
these things should be done, but told
how they could be done, thereby giv
ing his listeners a chance to put them
Bagdasar K. Baghdigian, a native
of Armenia now making good as an
American, gave his lecture, "The
Making of an American," Thursday
afernoon, and in the evening the
Clark-Browne players presented "The
Mollusc" comedy-drama. Mr. Bagh
digian's lecture was especially ap
pealing, coming from a foreign-born
citizen who holds the ideals of true
Americanism in very greatest rever
ence. "The Mollusc" also made a
big hit with its clean comedy and
true-to-life situations. The lines were
very clever and the parts well taken.
It taught a lesson to those who are
inclined to take life too easy and be
come dependent on others.
Something a little different in the
line of music was heard Friday when
the Australian Artists Trio presented
their clever and beautiful program.
Their numbers consisted mainly of
popular selections, with the combina
tion of voice, piano and violin. Alan
Murray, baritone, has a clear mellow
voice and sang several groups con
taining Irish folk and Negro planta
tion songs. Dolly Stewart's clever
humorous and characteristic vocal
monologues called forth repeated en
cores. But most appreciated of all
from the number of encores were the
violin solos of Edwyn Hames, who
made the most favored of instru
ments virtually talk. He played
groups of classical pieces as well as
many by modern composers.
Dr. E. T. Hagerman brought his
audience up standing in the last half
of the program Friday evening with
his famous lecture, "The Man Wtih
One Window." From his plain, matter-of-fact
manner of speech, critics
have likened him to Abe Lincoln, and
after hearing him we are sure his
Heppner audience can appreciate this
comparison. His appeal for a wider
vision in all things looking toward a
truer and saner democracy is sure to
have its effect wherever heard.
The kiddies had their day Satur
day. A real clown and a circus alt
their own gave them a lively timo
and gladdened their hearts. Hughie
Fitzpatrick, who won fame entertain
ing crowds at Barnum and Bailey
circuses, was theirs for one whole
afternoon. Then they had a parade
and costume contest, all of which
made them a very good time, indeed.
McDonald Birch put on the con
cluding show with an entertainment
of artistic magic. He did everything
from taking a dozen full grown alarm
clocks from a hat to conversing with
the spirits, and all the tinw his wit
ticisms had his audience in an up
roar of laughter. His final act, the
reproducing of a madonna paint inn;
through the medium of the spirits
was exceptionally clever. His night
was called "Joy Nite" and it was in
deed well named.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIAL.
The Christian Endeiivorers of the
Christiun church will give a Dutch
Treat Social In the social rooms of
the church on Friday evening of this
week. Everyone is requested to bring
their own refreshment, anything
you choose, and a good time is prom
ised all. The social will begin at 8
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our heartfelt
thanks to our friends and neiKhbors
who so kindly asitcd u and irava
their sympathy, during the llltieis
and death of our son and brothur,
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Blahm and