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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 16 HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Market Inclines Rapidly
Advancing 6 to 8 Cents
In 15 Days.
CROPS ARE SHORT
Yield Light In United State, Europe
and Canada; Small Reaerrea
Are Held Over.
Wheat pricei have been climbing
rapidly In all the grain market of
the world, influenced by shorter crops
in the United Stated, Canada and Eu
rope. Farmers in the Pacific north
west are assured of much better
prices than prevailed last season.
They will have smaller crops, but the
production costs will be less and the
gain in wheat prices will put them
In a more prosperous condition than
they were in 1923.
Since the first of the month wheat
prices in the Portland market have
shown advances of 6 to 8 cents a
bushel, according to the variety of
wheat. As compared with one month
ago, the market has gained 12 to 16
cents a bushel. Yesterday the best
grade of milling blue stem was worth
$1.38 here, as against $1.19 bid at the
exchange on June 16.
Export Varieties Advance.
White export varieties sold locally
yesterday at $1.26' and $1.27 and
a month ago they were quoted at
$1.12. Red wheat scored an advance
in that period from $1.10 to $1.22 a
Chicago July wheat since a month
ago has made a gain of about 12 cents
a bushel, but it suffered a consider
able backset yesterday, as the high
price induced heavy selling by spec
ulators to take profits. The drop was
regarded as only temporary, as the
causes which lately put the market
up still exist.
The chief reason fur the soaring
market everywhere is the Canadian
crop situation, which on all sides is
considered grave. Canada has suf
fered from dry weather even more
than the United States. Preliminary
figures issued yesterday by the dom
inion bureau of statistics put the
total Canadian wheat crop at 318,
440,000 bushels. This compares with
a total production last year of 474,
000,000 bushels, or a loss of 166,000,
lata Obtained Earlier.
It has been known for some time
that Canada's crop was in a bad way
and the unofficial estimates given out
from day to day have served to put
all markets steadily higher. At
Liverpool yesterday there was a
sheer rise of pence, and but for
the unloading by speculators the
Chicago market would doubtless also
have registered a big advance.
With the Canadian surplus cut
down, European importers will have
to come to the United States for!
more wheat than last year and here
they will also find a smaller crop.
The latest government estimate is
for a yield in the United States of
740.O0O.0UO bushels, as compared with
76,000.000 bushels last year and :
881,000,000 bushels the five-year av- j
In the Pacific northwest the crops
are unusually light. For Oregon the '
government figures are only 14,656, j
000 bushels of wheat, about half of
last year's production, while Wash
ington is credited with 25,339.000
bushels as compared with more than j
60,000,000 bushels in 1H23.
California Crop Poor.
California has only a quarter of
a crop of wheat this year and the
southern buyers will take much i
grain out of this section. This is j
bound to make a strong market for i
Oregon and Washington farmers, as
wheat will also be moving out i
through the regular channels to Eu
rope and the orient. j
Not only has Europe a smaller
wheat crop than in 1923, but the Eu j
ropean requirements are expected to
be greater as financial conditions
improve there. Last year European ,
buyers absorbed an enormous quanti
ty of wheat from Canada and other1
exporting countries and got it at low j
This year they will undoubtedly
want more and will have to pay more
The total world's crop In 1924 is j
estimated at approximately 1,550,-
000,000 bushels of wheat. Last year i
It was close to 1,674,000,000 bushels. !
Reserves Not Heavy.
World reserves of wheat are not
heavy, so unless there is a general
plan to economize in consumption it
looks as if the world level of wheat
prices will be materially higher than
FIKST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, July 20.
Your best self exalts Christ and
vetoes sin; what is your reaction to
this? The church has ever helped
men to properly respond test it.
lilble school at 0:46, Communion ser
vice and preaching at 11 o'clock, sub
ject for the morning will be, "The
Contagion of Good." Christian En
deavor service at 7 o'clock, subject,
"Being a Good Neighbor," and the
leader is Mary Patterson. The eve
ning union preaching service will be
held at the Christian church, and the
pastor will speak on the subject,
"The Light of the World." All are
cordially invited to attend all of
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to extend our sincere and
heartfelt appreciation and gratitude
to the neighbors and friends who so
kindly rendered assistance and com
fortod us durng the illness and death
of our beloved father.
MRS. CORDA BALING.
MRS. IDA M. ADAMS.
EDDA A. WARREN.
JOHN S. WARREN.
Two Incendiaries Caught;
8 Forest Fires In Week
8. R. WOODS. Ranter.
William Corley of Gurdane plead
guilty to leaving a camp fire unex
tinguished while in Ukiah celebrating
and was fined $6 July 6 by Earl Mar
tin, justice of the peace at Ukih.
John McKiernan of Lexington plead
guilty before Justice Cornett at
Heppner July 2 to leaving a campftre
unextinguished June 1 on Alder creek
on the Umatilla National Forst and
was given a light fine and costs. Mc
Kiernan had poured water on the fire
and thought that he had extinguished
A total of eight fires were reported
to the central dispatcher, R. A. Cu
lick, at Ukiah, during the week. One
fire near Dale was spotted by six
lookouts. Three of them tndepen
dently reported asmuth readings with
in fifteen minutes. The nearest look
out was about 18 mlies from the fire
and all six readings tied within a
few hundred yards.
JULY BILLS PI
Court met in regular uislon at
the Court House In Heppner, Morrow,
County, Oregon, on Wednesday the
2nd day of July, 1924, with all offl
cers present, when among others the
following proceedings were had, to
wit! Court made resolutions to vacate
certain portions of the unused roads
caused by the establishment of the
Lexington-Jarman Market Road,
Court approved of the road peti
tions of A, E. Wright and others and
W. R. Walpole and others.
Court approved of the appointment
of H. H. Hill as Deputy County Clerk
and also approved of his bond.
Court approved of the various
claims presented against the county
and ordered warrants drawn in pay
ment of same.
The following claims were paid and
warrants drawn in payment:
Mrs. M. F. Cook, rodent I 100.00
Geo. McDuffee, prohi. 0.00
H. A. Schuli, CCM 28.00
State Bureau of Labor, CCM 6.00
S. Shaw, CCM 2.29
E. H. Kellogg, CCM 24.00
Tum-A-I-um, CCM 8.0B
Howard Cooper Cor., CCM 243.23
Standard Oil Co., CCM 80.8.71
Pacific Powder Co., CCM 857.50
Watt Powder Co., CCM 164.19
Martin Reid, CCM 23.62
C. II. Latourcll, CCM 95
K. L. Beach, CCM 149.27
T. A S. Rank, CCM 1,800.00
1st Nat. Bank, CCM 4,851.82
F. Holmes, 1 26.91
F. A. Gentry, 17 41.02
Joe Brosnan, 17 5.79
W. G. Palmateer, 6 12.50
C. O. Ayers, 8 8.00
T. J. Humphreys, gen 2.36
Phelps Gro. Co., gen 7.35
W. L. McCaleb, gen 19.35
C. V. Hopper, gen 13.05
F. Shively, gen 21.36
W. O. Baylcsa, 1 29.00
J. W. Kirschncr, 1 20.00
H. W. Grimm, 1 6.00
F. Markham, 1 4.60
Tum-A-I.um, 1-6 21.33
Howard Cooper Co., 4 141.24
Peoples Hdw. Co., B9 6.67
E. J. Keller, B9 7.75
W. F. Barnett, B9 1.40
F. E. Parker, 19 172.46
1st Nat. Bank, roads 695.48
F. & S. Bank, roads 320.77
Hank of lone, roads 141.60
Arlington Nat. Bank, roads.. 41.42
J. S. Beckwith, Cir. Ct 10.00
W. M. Ayers, Cir Ct 6.00
R. A. Campbell, et at, Cir. Ct. 268.00
C. B. Orai, sealer 13.95
Daisy Becket, wid. pen 17.60
Sadie Morey, wid. pen 17.60
Amy McFerrin, wid, pen 17.50
Lydia Ritchie, wid. pen 17.60
Rebecca Knight, wid. pen 32.50
May Roblnett, wid. pen 10.00
Millie Hancy, wid. pen 10.00
F. J. Gordon, poor 26.00
Ida Fletcher, poor 15.00
Jess Kirk, poor 30.00
Andy Cook, poor 30.00
J. F. Gorham, jus. ct 63.00
C. O. Ayers, 16 30.00
H. Stender, 16 9.00
L. P. Davidson, co. ct 20.60
L. S. Shurte, supt 18.00
Heppner Tfr. Co., 16 13.26
Tum-A-I.um, 16 92.40
W. O. Bayless, 20 20.60
J. B. Adams, 20 4.00
J. W. Kirschner, various 37.80
Irwin-Hodson Co., surveyor.. 12.68
Pac. Tel, Co., current exp 34.88
T. H. Lowe, election 6.00
T. J. Humphreys, various 9.30
Glass & Pruilhomme, asses. . 260.37
Sam Hughes Co., ct.- hse 9.60
Gilliam A Hisbeo, ct. hse. 37.13
Heppner L 4 W Co., ct. hse. 47.84
Mrs. Geo. Flowers, poor... 12.50
Dr. Reuter, poor 100.00
Dalles Hospital, poor 110.00
Hotel Heppner, cir. ct 9.75
Hattie Jolinson, cir. ct 6.00
Chas. Hackman, cir. ct 8.00
Geo. McDuffee, cir. ct. 49.20
A. L. Cornett, jus. ct 6.80
Gale Beck, et al, jus. ct 87.00
L. D. Neill, watermaster 15.00
J. R. Cypert, 19 13.45
O. Parker, 19 43.35
F. & S. Nat. Bank, 20 182.04
1st. Nat. Bank, 15 26.00
MANY FIRES IN MOUNTAINS.
Walter Matteson, state fire warden
stationed at Parkers Mill, reports
several (Ires In his district recently.
All fires were set by lightning. One
fire on Wall creek, started July 4th
on the Farrens placo and near the
Morris Devore place, burned an area
of 80 acres, Sixteen men were on the
job to fight the fire and it was got
under control July 8. Another small
fire at tho head of Lovelett creek
burned over part of an acre and was
put out by the forest gunrd on Bull
prnlric. John Clouston, district
rnngor, and a forest gunrd extln
gulahcd a two-acre fire on Willow
Spring ridge. Two othor small fires
were sot on Grassey butto. both go
ing out. Mr. Matteson snys tho woods
are very dry and admonishes camp
ers to be very careful with fires or
they may be Inducted Into service as
First Swim In Legion's
Big Concrete Tank -Had
MANY TAKE PLUNGE
Rules and Charges Are Fixed by
Committee and Duck Lee Is
Pot In Charge.
The Legion swimming tank was
opened to the public Sunday after
noon and a large number of people
took advantage of the opportunity to
take a cool plunge. Heppner citizens
sat around the edges in their bathing
suits enjoying themselves as much
as if they were at Miami. Monday
it was drained to repair a few leaks
that showed up, and it was filled
again Wednesday and will be in use
every day from now on. The com
pletion of the tank brings much joy
to the kiddies who thus find an op
portunity to work off much of their
pent up desire for something to do.
Surrounded by a high board fence
the large concrete pool, 40x65 feet, is
situated on the Barratt property in
the south end of own donated to the
Legion, and nestles in the shade of
several large poplar trees. Part of
it, 15x40 feet, serves as a wading pool
fer the kiddies and ranges from 18
inches to 30 inches in depth. The
main pool ranges from 2 to to
5 feet in depth. On one side and
across one end are dressing rooms
and compartments for the shower
baths to be installed in the near fu
ture. A spring board and diving plat
form will bIbo be provided just as
soon as they can be constructed.
Duck Lee has been given the job of
supervisor and life guard for the
summer, and it will be his job to see
that the rules governing the tank are
complied with. It is the purpose of
the Legion to have the tank conduct
ed in a safe and orderly manner, that
everyone may go there and enjoy
themselves. To this end the com
mittee in charge has drawn up the
following rules which will be posted
at the pool:
Do not dive from fences or bath
Spectators with small children will
kindly keep to the shallow end of the
Please refrain from spitting in the
Children under 12 years not al
lowed in pool without parents' per
No children under 15 years allowed
in pool after 6:30.
Pool opens from 9:30 a.m, to 11:30
a.m., 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m.
All persons required to take shower
before entering pool.
Children under five years not per
mitted In wading pool unless accom
panied by parents or guardian.
Smoking absolutely forbidden ex
cept in locker room.
Enforcement regarding all rules of
cleanliness will be very strict, say
those in charge, and everything pos
sible will be done to keep the best of
Admission charges are as follows:
single admissions, adults, 25c; chil
dren under 12 years, 15c; adult sea
son tickets $5; children under 15
years, sixty-day ticket $3; spectators
The committee also states that all
persons UBe the pool at their own risk
and that the committee is not re
sponsible for lost or stolen articles.
Many Fires Started
By Careless Smokers
According; to Forest Service fig
ures during 1923, in the National
Forests of Oregon and Washington
168 forest nres were directly due to
smokers. On account of this hazard,
many areas in the National Forests
of these two States have been closed
to smoking this season.
This carelessness with cigarettes,
cigars, pipe ashes and matches was
the cause of 862 forest fires on all of
the National Foresta of the United
States in 1923. According to Forest
Service data damage caused by the
careless flanker in the woods is es
timated at 131,000, outside of the in
direct and intangible damage to
young forest growth, watershed pro
tection, recreation and wild life. For
est officers attribute tlie greater num
ber of smokers' fires to the use of the
"tailor-made" cigarette, the paper on
which is said to be especially trented
to hold fire. It is snid that many
lumber operators in Pacific North
west are forbidding the use of such
cigarettes In their woods operations.
forest officers are endeavoring to
prevent the starting of forest tires
by smokers by four means: by trying
to get tobacco and cigarette manu
facturers to include fire cautions or
warnings in packages and boxes; by
closing certnin areas on the National
Forests to the use of smoking; and
by urging all automobile and truck
drivers to equip their machines with
receptacle for ashes, burning matches,
cigarette and cigar stubs. They are
also urging all drivers to refrain from
throwing burning tobacco and match
es over the side of the car into brush,
leaves and other highly inflammable
material usually lying along high
ways. INTO TEMPTATION.
Preacher: "Sorry, but I'll have to
return this second-band car I bought,"
Auto Agent: "What, the matter
Preacher: "We-e-ell, I don't want
to any but I can't keep It and stay
In tho ministry." American Legion
THE DOUBTFUL QUANTITY.
Bill: "Why, I didn't know you drank
Phil: "To be frank, old man, 1
don't know whether I do myself,"
AN OLYMPIC ON OUR HOME
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LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Miss Lorena Palmateer, teacher in
Heppner high school two years ago,
arrived Tuesday morning for a
month's visit with Heppner friends.
Frank Turner met Miss Palmateer at
Arlington, she having arrived there
on the early morning train from Spo
kane. Miss Palmateer has been in a
sanatorium at Spokane since leaving
Heppner and we are glad to be able
to report that she is well on the road
to complete recovery of her health.
Heppner friends will find Miss Pal
mateer at the Frank W. Turner home.
Wheat harvest is progressing rap
idly in the county with the early pre
diction of one-half normal yield be
ing verified. Many farmers in the
north end of the county are now
finishing up. while those in the south
end are just getting well under way.
Heppner Flat farmers are rushinp
their wheat to local warehouses and
elevator, and Eight Mile farmers will
be hauling in a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Adkins of Em-
mett, Idaho, are here on a visit to
Mr. Adkins' mother, Mrs. Mattie Ad
kins, and other Morrow county rela
tives. Mr. Adkins is in the moving
picture business in the Idaho town.
Conser Adkins came up from the
Willamette valley where he has been
working this spring, driving a Grant
lix touring car. He will visit for a
time at the home of his mother, Mrs.
Rev, W. O. Livingstone, pastor of
the First Church of Christ, has ac
cepted a call to the pastorate of the
Christian church at Hood River. He
will leave for his new field the first of
S. E. Notson will depart for Seattle
Sunday to attend the convention of
the International Anti-Crime associa
tion, convening in that city.
L. D. Swick of Monument is driv
ing a new Stuck baker light six tour-
ng car, which he purchased through
the local agency last week.
The home of the First National
Bank is presenting an improved front
having had the windows hung with
new awnings yesterday.
Roger W. Morse departed for Port
land last evening, being called to the
city by the serious illness of his
Ed Burchell and wife were visit
ors in Heppner yesterday from Lex
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CJOHN W. DAVIS LA CHfXRL.ES VI. BRYAN 1 )
W65T VIHOINIA f V NtBBMK
Local W.C.T.U. to Discuss
Childrens' Farm Home
A meeting of the W. C. T. U. of
Heppner has been called for tomor
row afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. E. F. Campbell. Local
womens' organizations of the various
churches will join with the W. C. T.
U. in a discussion of the Children's
Farm Home at Corvallis. Following
are some facts of interest concerning
the home, compiled by Ada Wallace
Unruh, financial secretary, with of
fices at 615 Stock Exchange building,
The farm on which the Children's
Farm Home is located is three and
one-half miles northeast of Corvallis
and on the connecting highway be
tween east and west side. This will
soon be hard surfaced, this improve
ment adding several thousand dollars
to value of farm, with no expense
Farm consists of 80 acres of up
land, 80 acres of bottom land, 80
acres pasture and timber, five acres
lake. Has been examined and passed
by O. A. C. soil experts.
Purchase price of $200 an acre is
less than similar land could be pur
chased for at time of our purchase
and far less than could be bought at
this time. Terms of the contract
under which we are purchasing the
Farm are such that they can be easily
met Twenty-nine thousand dollars
has been paid and pledges are on file
in office for five thousand more. Indi
viduals and organizations are invited
to pay sums covering one or more
acres. Such as do this will have their
names placed on a permanent honor
roll in administration building.
The farm has been sun-eyed by 0.
A. C. experts, and the fertile acres
are being organized to secure the lar
gest amount of production. The farm
house has been rebuilt as a residence
for the superintendent. The two
large dairy barns, silos, poultry
houses, machinery sheds, milk and
pump houses are being repaired and
repainted. Two drilled wells with a
good water system will supply both
houses and barns with water.
The buildings are electrically
equipped, sewers are in good order,
wood land is being cleaned up,
bridges built and roads laid out. A
school district has been organized, a
school house built and with the co
operation of the Oregon State Nor
mal a thoroughly modern public
Three thoroughly modern cottages
are completed and seventy-five chil
dren are being cared for at the home.
Glenn Boyer was in Heppner the
first of the week from Hamilton.
CECIL HS ITEMS
Peter Bauernfiend, Cecil's right
hand man, took a joy ride last week
with Bob Lowe as far as Busy Bee
ranch. R. E. Duncan kindly took Pete
and introduced him to all stock on
the ranch. Pete says it is twenty
one years since he visited this same
ranch and he had no idea so many
chickens, ducks, bees, etc., could be
raised on one place. Pete also de
clares he never saw so many rabbits
all at one time and that no wonder
the hay crops are light and hardly
worth cutting. Since R. W. Morse,
county agent, has come to the rescue
things are improving.
R. W. Morse, county agent, has
been doing business around Cecil and
has some of his men at present pois
oning rabbits on the various ranches.
At time of writing, July 12, reports
at hand are 411 rabbits poisoned at
Busy Bee ranch. R. E. Duncan de
clares this number was killed with
one ounce of poison. One thousand
rabbits were poisoned on Thursday
and Friday morning at Hynd Bros,
ranch. All ranches are to be treated
in the same manner, so we expect the
jack rabbits will soon be numbered
with the things of the past on Wil
What little hay has been left in
this district by the rabbits and the '.
dry season combined will be stacked
m a short time. All farmers report- i
ing hay very light. Wheat farmers ;
have not been seen or heard of since !
celebrating the Fourth, but expect to
have their reports in for next week's
Peter Baurenfiend left on Thurs
day for his annual trip to Ritter Hot
Springs, Pete is feeling well in spite j
of his seventy-four years and do-;
dares after a few more treatments in
the mud bath which was installed at !
Ritter last year he will be able to I
see his hundredth year. J
Word has been received from the
Mayor that he and his daughter, Miss '
Annie C. Hynd' were leaving Vancou-;
ver, B. C, on Wednesday morning for
Prince Rupert where they will visit
for several weeks. Reports weather
fine and both enjoying themselves to
Wind and sand still the lot of Cecil
community. July 5th the worst sand
storm in the memory of man hit us.
Everyone who could use a broom was
called into action and still we are in
active service with wind and sand.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Henriksen and
daughters of Ewing were given a
farewell party by all their friends
at Cecil who wished them all good
luck in their new home at the Moore
ranch near Heppner.
Miss Clcta Palmateer of Windy
nook and friends from Morgan were
again exercising their mounts in Ce
cil in readiness for the coming Rodeo
to be held in Heppner in September.
Harold Ahalt, government trapper,
was in the Cecil district on Friday.
Harold declares the coyotes are be
ginning to be scarce in this vicinity.
Al Henriksen arrived in Cecil from
his ranch near Pendleton on Satur
day and will spend some time with
his friends on Willow creek.
Mr, and Mrs, Karl Farnsworth and
family of Rhea Siding were calling at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Lun
dell on Sunday.
Miss Annie C. Lowe left on Thurs
day for Sand Hollow where she will
visit with her uncles, the Hynd Bros..
for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Cox of Pasco,
Wash., were visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Krehs at the Last Camp
Gus Davis arrived from Mosier on
Tuesday and will work for Krebs
Bros, during haying at The Last
Robert Hynd, son of Mrs. R. F.
Hynd of Portland, has been visiting
for several days at Butter by Flats.
Critical Situation Is
Faced in Near East
An urgent call for funds to meet a
critical situation in the Near East
is being made, and that people may
better understand the nature of the
situation, J. J. Handsaker, northwest
regional director of Near East Re
lief, sends us a letter from C. V.
Vickrey, general secretary on the
field. In his letter accompanying Mr.
Vickrey'a appeal, Mr. Handsaker
"This is the first time in Mr. Vick
rey'a life of service to the children
of the Near East that he has gone
out with the positive orders from the
Executive Committee to turn chil
dren out of the orphanages. Cruel as
the order is, it is necessary because
for the first time in our history we
are not only without reserve but we
find ourselves with a deficit. This
comes because of the expense of
bringing our children out of Turkey
last year and of saving the lives of
hundreds of thousands as they fled
from their ancestral homes in Tur
key into Greece."
Mr. Vickrey's description of the
crying need which his workers are
now facing should have a strong ap
peal to everyone. His letter reads:
"New York, N. Y., July 4, 1924.
"Mr. J. J. Handsaker, Portland, Ore.
"Dear Mr. Handsaker:
"We come to the close of our fiscal
year, June 30th, without receiving the
amount required to meet the mini
mum expenses for the summer
months. Reluctantly, the Committee
has been obliged to issue the order
for the discharge of additional or
phans despite the fact that most of
the orphans now in our institutions
are under eleven years of age.
I am sailing today on behalf of the
committee, to confer and co-operate
with out managing directors in ap
plying this order with as little hard
ship as possible, but at best it will
be a heart-breaking task. Unless the
order can in some way be modified,
it inevitably means the sacrifice and
blighting of life opportunity for hun
dreds and thousands of children. 1
will of course be in constant cable
communication with our Treasurer's
office, and my hope is that by the time
I reach Athena and Beirut, Nazareth
and Jerusalem, we may have aome
cable advice assuring us that funds
have come in during July that will
alleviate the situation and restore
hope for at least some of the chil
dren. "I know that, if the Christian peo
ple of America could see and feel that
which I will be obliged to see and
feel during the next few weeks, there
would be no question about the funds
with which to provide the food, cloth
ing, education, and opportunities for
life usefulness for these children.
"C. V. VICKREY,
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. W.
Turner in this city was the scene of
a quiet wedding last Saturday after
noon at 3 o clock when their daugh
ter Anita became the bride of Walter
L. LaDusire, The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. W. O. Livingstone,
pastor of the Church of Christ, in
the presence of immediate relatives
of the contracting couple.
Mrs. LaDusire is the only daughter
in a family of six children and a pop
ular member of Heppner'a younger
set. bhe was graduated with the
class of 22 from Heppner High
school, and attended Oregon Agri
cultural college the following year.
Mr. LaDusire came here three years
ago from Pendleton and since that
time has been engaged as an automo
bile mechanic. He was a member of
the firm of Patrick & LaDusire, pro
prietors of the Heppner Garage Ma
chine Shop, and later took sole con
trol. Recently he took over the Uni
versal Garage and is now conducting
the same under the name of the City
Garage. The young couple will make
their home in this city on their re
turn from their honyemoon which
they are spending at Wallowa lake.
We join their many friends in wish
ing them a long and happy married
Frank Shively and Mrs. Daisy Beck
et stole a march on their friends Sat
urday night and were quietly married
at the home of the bride. Though
Mr. Shively's friends "smelled a rat"
when he purchased a new Willys-
Knight coupe-sedan the past week,
they were kept in the dark as to the
time of the event. The ceremony
took place about 11 o'clock Saturday
night and the newlyweds left imme
diately after in the new car for a
honeymoon trip. They will go to
Seattle, Spokane and return by way
of the Yakima valley, expecting to
be gone a week or ten days.
Mr. Shively is the popular proprie
tor of the blacksmith and machine
shop bearing his name in this city,
and Mrs. Becket has been employed
with the local telephone exchange for
the past two years. Their marriage
ia the happy culmination of a court
ship of several months duration.
Many well-wishes for their future
happiness await them on their return.
HENRY E. WARREN.
The funeral of Henry E. Warren
was held in the Hardman church on
Tuesday last, the Rev. W. O. Living
stone of Heppner officiating. Mr.
Warren was 82 years of age, and had
been helpless for some years. He and
his wife moved to Walla Walla 46
years ago, staying there five years
when they moved to the Eight Mile
country, where they lived until some
years ago, when they removed to
Hardman. They came from Missouri
to the northwest, and were among the
pioneers of this country. They have
eight children living and one dead,
the living children are Robert H. of
state of Washington; Ivan W. and
Alfred T., of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs.
Corda B. Saling, Edda A. Warren and
Mrs. Ida May Adams, of Hardman;
Elisabeth Leach, of Spokane. Marion
H. died 35 years ago. A number of
grand children and great grand chil
dren survive them.
There will be a dance at Parkers
Mill, Saturday night, July ID. Every
one cordially invited.
By Arthur Brisbane
Wheat Is Going Up.
Eugene Myer In Charge.
Beer and Ships.
More Than Mail Service.
The Department of Agriculture
says fanners all lost money on their
wheat last year. It cost $1.24 a bush
el to grow it. The average price was
99 eents. Unless all signs fail, far
mers will get ill the wheat costs this
year and a good deal more. Many
sections of the country producing
fewer than 15 bushels of wheat to
the acre, with labor and firtiluer
costing what they do, it is hard to
see how wheat can pay, even at $1.21.
The Republican plan is to force the
price to $1.50. How many votes
would that be worth?
If farmers have any wheat unsold
from the last crop they usually have
none when the price goes up let
them hang on to it. And if they are
wise they will hold for high prices
the wheat now being threshed.
When the really big people want
wheat to go up, as they do now. it ;
goes up. They have the power to
make it go. It is not like one indi
vidual, professional wheat gambler,
or little pool, trying to fight the
wolves on the "short aide."
Other grains, com especially, and
cotton and stocks, will travel upward
with the wheat. What Republican
victory, BIG VICTORY, demands is a
prosperity boom. You'll have it.
Readers may remember that this
writer, when cotton was below 25, an
nounced that it would travel up to
35. It did, moving steadily and high
er than 35. What the big fellows
want really happens ,
Eugene Myer, Jr., able young citi
zen of many millions, is in charge
of the plan to put up the prices of
wheat and of other farm products to
make farmers happy, and enable the
Government to lend them more
DONT GAMBLE, HOWEVER. It
is virtuous to pray that farmers may
have better times and better prices.
It's foolish to gamble on it. No little
man is smart enough or quick enough
to survive in that game.
If you happen to come in contact
with Eugene Myer, Jr., who is now
traveling through the West, you
might get valuable information. It ia
said he intends to put the average
value of cattle up $10 a head. That
would help some.
A time is coming when lack of
American-owned ships will cost us
more billions than that same lack cost
in the last war.
The various brands of beer, reli
gion, foreign entanglements, etc., all
have their importance.
But none is as important as the
safety of the country. And that de
pends on ahips. ON the water for
carrying goods and troops, ABOVE
the water and UNDER the water, for
A little while ago we were begging
England to make room for our sol
diers in her ships, and paying Eng
lish shipping companies first cabin
rates for less than steerage accomo
dation for American soldiers sent ov
er to help England and France.
But all that seems to be forgotten.
Dr. E. Lyman Fisk, scientific au
thority, says "Alcohol is a liability.'
Tests prove that "moderate drinkers
do not live longer than total abstain
ers." That's interesting and import
ant. However, those on the other side
of the fence say "Mere LENGTH of
life is not the important thing. It
doesn't matter so much how LONG
you live, as how EFFICIENTLY you
The younger Pitt, for instance, un
doubtedly drank himself to death. But
while he lived he kept Napoleon Bon
aparte out of England. And that was
more important to Englishmen than
having him live to be one hundred
and fifty would have been.
Again, it may be said that if he
HAD drunk only water, he might
have been twice as good a Prime
Minister in addition to living to be a
About these things we, as yet, know
While you are sleeping, fliers for
the post office are crossing the con
tinent, guided by "light patches"
blazing with lights of many million
candle power. Eventually, of course,
that lighting will be cheap. It is only
a question of power, of borrowing
from the sun In the daytime enough
energy to duplicate sunlight feebly
Postmaster General New is to be
congratulated on his excellent work
in developing the aerial mail delivery.
What he does for a greater mail de
livery, while most important, is of
far less value than his admirable
work in developing the American fly
ing machine and American fliers.
Frank Turner and sun Bob drove
to The Dalles Monday morning where
Mr. Turner went on biininess. They
returned home Tueiday morning,
picking up Miss Lorena Palmateer at
Arlington, whom they brought to
Heppner for a visit with friends.
E. N. Gonty and frtmliy returned
from Porrtland Friday evening. Mrs.
Gonty and the children spent about
a month In the city and ht went down
in the car to bring them home.