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The Gazette-Times
PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 18
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
OPENS NEW STATION
Erection Completed and
Business Will Start
Tomorrow.
PLANT ATTRACTIVE
Three Buildings, Four Large Storage
Tanks and Two Delivery Trucks
Will Serve the Trade.
With the completion of its new
itation here this week the Union Oil
company of California will begin op
erations In this field tomorrow, Aug
ust first. The plant was erected in
the short time of four weeks, having
been started the first of the month.
Painters have not quite finished their
work, but the tanks and buildings are
rapidly assuming the hu of the com
pany's colors red, white and blue
and when the final touches have been
applied the station will present an
attractive appearance.
H, M. Cummings, special agent of
the company for eastern Oregon and
Washington, Is here this week help
ing local agent Andrew Olson get
things arranged for the opening of
business tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Ol
son arrived Tuesday from their for
mer home at Baker. J a red Aiken
has been engaged as clerk at the new
station, and Fred Butler of Pendle
ton will drive the company's trucks, i
Mr. Butler arrived In the city yester
day. The station Is favorably situated on
the Willow creek highway at the
north end of Gale street. It consists
in all of three buildings and four
large storage tanks, surrounded by
a high woven wire fence. The ap
proach to the large gate and the run
, ways are gravelled, and grassy plots
aid In the attractiveness of the
grounds.
The large, galvanized Iron-covered
warehouse occupies the lower end of
the grounds, to which fa run a spur
track of the O. W. R. & N. railroad.
Next to the warehouse, about in the
center and In front of the main en
trance is the small office building,
thoroughly and modernly equipped
to care for the company's business.
Just back of the office is another
small building containing the pump
ing plant for pumping the gasoline,
distillate and kerosene from the tank
cars to the storage tanks. The four
big a torn ee tanks are erected in a
row at the upper end of the grounds,
. each being .of 20,OrtO-galUn capacity.
Two of these will be used for gaso
line, one for distillate and one for
keioBenr
Two delivery trucks will be run.
On- large tank truck and one smaller
combintition tank and package truck.
The company also furnishes a car for
its agent. This car, a Ford coupe,
was purchased this week through the
lotal Ford agency.
CEREAL CROPS IN
MORROW COUNTY
According to Oregon Experiment
Station Bulletin No. 204, entitled
Spring Crops for Eastern Oregon, the
avernge value based on pre-war prices
190(1-1914) and the average acre
yields of the grain crops in Morrow
county for the 5-year period 1919 to
1923, inclusive, were as follows:
(1st figure, total acreage; 2nd, total
production In bushels; 3rd, yield per
acre in bunhels; 4th, yield per acre in
pounds; 6th, value per acre.)
Winter wheat: 98,542; 1,641,660; i
16.2; 972; $12.96.
Spring wheat: 17,149; 1H0.862; ,
11.2; 672; $8.96.
Oats: 235; 5.192; 18.2; 682; $8.01.1
Barley: 6,044; 97.722; 19.6; 941; I
$11.37. ' 1
The average 5-year production of
wheat in Morrow county was 1,822,
422 bunhels. Two other eastern Ore
gon counties, Umatilla and Sherman,
exceeded Morrow in total wheat pro
duction. By far the largest propor
portion of the acreage in Morrow
county is sown to winter wheat.-
Morrow county ranked third in win
ter wheat production for the state
and ninth In spring wheat production.
The average 6-year acre yield for all
wheat was 16.8 bushels. Morrow
ranked thirty-fourth for nil counties
of the state in acre yield of wheat,
only one county, Jefferson, being low
er. Based on average pre-war prices
the avernge vnlue of an acre of win
ter wheat in Morrow county was
$12.96. Barley ranked second in acre
value, $11.37. The averago 6-year
production of barley In Morrow coun
ty was 97,722 bushels. In barley pro
duct 'in, Morrow -nnked eight I- for
all the counties of the state. In av
erage acre yield of barley Morrow
county ranked thirty-fourth.
Like most eastern Oregon counties
Morrow raises very little oats, the to
tal avernge production for the past
five years being only 5,1.12 bushels.
The figures in Bulletin 201 show that
winter wheat is the most valuable of
the grain crops to grow In Morrow
county, barley being second, spring
wheat third and oats last.
Information about varieties of
spring crops Including wheat, barley,
oats, corn, potatoes and flax and cul
tural methods for custom Oregon
conditions, is given in Station Bul
letin No. 204, copies nf which can be
obtained free by writing to either of
the Brnnch Kxperiment Stations at
Moro, Union, or Burns, or to the main
Stntion at Corvallis.
MASONS ATTENTION.
Regular communication of Heppner
IiOdgo No. 09, A. F. & A. M., Saturday
evening, August 2. Work In M. M.
dejrrae. Visiting brethren welcomed.
Ily order of W. M.
L. W. BKIGOS, Secretary
Furnished limine For Rent lit Lex
ington W. P. McMillan residence, 8
rooms, all modern conveniences. Pre
ferably to family wishing to keep
boarders, for at least 10 months. Must
W. E. Bell Purchases the
Heppner Hotel Company
W. E. Bell, proprietor of Hotel
Heppner, ha purchased the entire
holding! -of the Heppner Hotel Com
pany. The deal amounted to around
140,000 and was consummated yes
terday at a meeting of the directors
of the company. The amount paid by
Mr. Bell includes only the mortgaged
indebtedness against the holdings,
and does not include the initial In
vestment made by Heppner citiiens
to procure a first class hotel build
ing for the city. Mr. "ell contem
plates no changes in the present bus
iness policies of Hotel Heppner.
UKIAH CHAMP TO
SEEK LAURELS
AT LOCAL SHOW
Big Array of Buckers, Buckaroos,
and Relay Racers Coming
to Heppner Rodeo.
Kenneth DePew, winner .of the
bucking contest at Ukiah on the 4th
of July, is coming to the Heppner
Rodeo, September 25, 28, 27. DePew
is a veteran rider capable of sticking
to the tough ones and will offer for
midable competition for local buck
aroos, said C. W. McNamer who re
turned from Ukiah the first of the
week. Other Ukiah riders who will
contest for the Rodeo championship
are Kender, Wilson brothers, Loreni,
Gerking and Forth,
Coming along with the riders are
12 of Ukiah's worst outlaws, which
combined with the present local
string will total 25 of the worst
buckers obtainable to take on the
broncho-busters as fast as they come
McNamer, in charge of obtaining the
stock, declared there is absolutely no
doubt that the best bucking exhibi
tions ever put on at the Rodeo will
feature this year's show.
Ukiah, not being satisfied with
sending this array of talent, also fur
nishes the Gilland relay string which
will arrive in time to compete in the
races. This is a fast string and with
a good rider will make the others
step to keep up, "Mac asserted. An
other fast relay string which is prom
ised to be on hand is the Claude
Brown string from Yakima. These
together with local strings that may
be entered will make this part of the
program in the big arena bigger and
better than ever before.
"In fact, the whole Bhow promises
to far outclass previous performances
at the Rodeo, McNamer predicts,
"and with the experience gained in
handling events in years past, it is
going to be put on with a snap and
ginger that will keep the crowd on
needles from start to finish. You
bctcha! she's going to be a hummer."
Activity fn Wool Market.
Several wool sales were reported
here the first of the week. J. B. Stan
field of Pendleton, wool buyer for E.
J. Burke Wool company of Boston,
was the principal buyer. All sales
were for 28e excepting thst of the
clip of Hynd Bros, which brought
2Hc. Those Belling for 28c were
Krebs Bros., Dan C. Doherty, John
Kelly and Jas. Carty. Only two hold
ers of this year's clips have not yet
sold. They are Mike Kenny and Ralph
Thompson. We were unable to learn
the exact amount of wool disposed of
this week, but it ran well into the
thousands of pounds.
Bank Cashier Resigns.
J. E. Higley, cashier of the Far
mers & Stockgrower National bank
for the past year, this week resigned
the position. He will leave tomorrow
morning for Portland, not making
known his intended location. Earl
Hallock, assistant cashier for the last
several months has been promoted to
the position of cashier, and Miss Lil
lian Allinger of lone has been placed
as his assistant.
$250.00 REWARD.
Stolen from my ranch near Ritter
in the early spring, one bay mare,
weight about 1100 lbs., white spot In
forehead, branded A on left stifle;
one bald-faced sorrel horse, weight
about 1150, white spots around eyes,
branded LR connected on left shoul
der. I will pay $10.00 reward for the
recovery of each of these animals and
$250.00 for evidence leading to the
conviction of the culprits taking
them. L. F. RESING, Ritter, Ore.
Mrs. W. P. McMillan of Lexington
was a business visitor in the city
yesterday.
Heppner Rodeo Arena Showing Part of Large Crowd Attending the 1923
Maybe Neither Coolidge,
Davis Nor LaFolIette
Will Be Picked.
RACE WILL BE CLOSE
Unusual Political Situation Makes
Possible Final Presidential Choice
of Either Bryan or Dawes.
Written for The Gazette-Times
By EDWARD PERCY HOWARD
Fancy a conservative newspaper
publishing on its first page a story to
the effect that ne ther Coolidge nor
avls nor La Fol'ett 'will b elected
President of the LVited SUipj ii
November. At first glance such a
statement might seem outside the
realm of possibility, but the political
situtaion is complex and the election
machinery such that it does not re
quire much imagination to forsee the
possibility, if not the probability, of
such a situation. Almost anything
may happen in November.
There are 531 votes in the Electoral
College. The electoral college is com
posed of electors from each state,
equal in number to the number of
Senators and Representatives to
which the state fi entitled. For ex
ample, New York state has two Sen
ators and 43 Representatives. There
fore, New York has forty-five votes in
the electoral college. The total mem
bership of the electoral college equals
the total membership of tnc Senate
and House 531. In voting it will be
remembered that the people vote for
the electors of their states, these
names appearing on the ballot, and
not those of Coolidge or Davis or La
Follette.
The Constitution provides that a
majority of these 131 electoral votes,
or 266, is necessary to the choice of
a president. The person having the
greatest number of votes, of course,
wins when there are only two candi
dates in the field, but with three the
complexities begin.
Here is the constitutional clause:
"The person having the greatest
number of votes (in the Electoral
College) for President shall be the
President, if such number be a ma
jority of the whole number of elec
tors appointed; and if no person hav
ing such majority, then from the per
sons having the highest numbers, not
exceeding three, on the li st of those
l-voled for as President, the House of
Representatives shall choose imme
diately by ballot, the President.
Electing a President.
Now let us turn to the situation
If the candidate receiving merely the
largest number of electoral votes
could be chosen, then the entry of La
Folette into the field would be un
important, according to unbiased and
astute political judges. But this is
not the case, and there are many po- j
litical observers who regard it as
highly unlikely that a majority of the
electoral vote will be won by any of
the candidates.
The second Monday of the follow
ing January the electors in each state
chosen at the November election meet
in their respective state capitols and
declare for their candidates. The
votes will then be sent by messenger
to the president of the Senate in
Washington. They will be counted on
the second Wednesday in February
before the joint session of the House
and Senate.
Then the result will be announced.
If no candidate has a majority two
hundred and sixty-six votes then the
House of Representatives must im
mediately convene for the purpose of
chosing a President. The choice be
ing limited to the three highest can
didates, would mean that the House
would have only the option of choos
ing one, either Davis, Coolidge or La
Follette.
How House Yotea.
Here is where the election machin
ery takes on a different color. There
is no voting by Individuals in the
House, Moreover, each state has on
ly one vote. Rhode Island's vote
equals that of New York. The vote
of each state is determined by a ma
jority of the Congressional Represen-
(Continued on Page Two.)
LOST Near Parkers Mill, July 4,
black nad white spotted bird dog, li
cense number 777. Suitable reward.
Notify Bert Blenkmnn, Hnrdman.
" ji-"1
"AND THEY ARE NOT IRON CROSSES EITHER"
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Dr. A. D. McMurdo attended the
Eastern Oregon medical convention
at Bingham Springs the first of the
week. Bingham Springs is a moun
tain resort 30 miles from Pendleton,
and Dr. McMurdo reports a good at
tendance and an enjoyable time
there. Some very profitable discus
sions were had at the business ses
sions, also, aeveral prominent Port
land doctors taking part. He drove
over Sunday evening and returned
home Tuesdav.
A. D. Leedy and G. E. Hamaker,
law partners of Portland were in
Heppner yesterday evening on busi
ness. They were accompanied by J.
S. Beckwith, court reporter of Pen
dleton. The three gentlemen return
ed to Portland this morning. Mr.
Beckwith will rejoin his family who
are spending their vacation at Sea
side. Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford and
Arthur R. Crawford and family are
expected to arrive in Heppner today
by car. Mr. and Mrs. vawter Craw
ford have been visiting at the home
of their son in Berkeley, Cal., for
some time, and the party left the
California city last Saturday after
noon on their northward journey.
Ray Young had the misfortune of
cutting a leader m his right thumb
while extracting a cycle from his
combine Wednesday morning. He
came to town and had Dr. McMurdo
dress the injured member. Ray says
his wheat is producing 20 bushels to
the acre an exceptionally good yield
for this year.
Miss Lillian Allinger of lone has
taken a position with the Farmers
and Stockgrowers National bank of
this city. Miss Allinger was former
ly bookkeeper in the Bank of lone
and was a student at Willamette uni
versity last year. She is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Allinger of
lone.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Troedson of
Morgan were visitors in the city yes
terday. Mr. Troedson finished his
harvest last week with an average
yield of 15 bushels, which he con
siacrs a very fair yield for the ad
verse season.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Redding of
Eight Mile were Heppner visitors on
Saturday. Mr. Redding's wheat crop,
which is mnking a good average
yield, Is now being brought to a
Heppner warehouse.
Miss Frances Parker, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Parker of this city,
returned home Monday evening after
Seed Wheat Is Certified
By Specialist and Agent
During the past month E. R. Jack
man of Corvallis and County Agent
Morse inspected a large number of
wheat fields with a view to their cer
tification for seed wheat. The fol
lowing is a report of the fields that
passed the field inspection for class
A wheat. There will be, a few addi
tions made to this list as soon as
threshed samples have been obtained
and examined.
(Data arranged as follows: name
and adress, variety, acreage, purity,
mvcre) ......
Frank Mason, Lexington; Turkey
Red; 140; 9.8; B. S., H. 128, Beardless
Red.
Fred Raymond, lone; Turkay Red;
160, 99.88; H. 128, B. S.
Fred Raymond, lone; Turkey Red;
320; 99.97; H. 128, B. S.
Wesley Felch, Lexington; Turkey
Red; 160; 99.7, B. S., H. 128, F. F.
Ed Gillispie, Echo; Hard Federa
tion; 80; 99.88; Barley T. R B. S
H. 128.
Charles McElligott, lone; Hard Fed
eration; 300; 99.55; H. 128, T R.
Baart, B. S.
C. F. Hemrich, Heppner; Hybrid
12S; 60; 99.72; T. R., B. S., other hy
brids. T. O. Goodman, Eight Mile; Forty
fold; 80; 99.45; T. R., Hybrids.
H. D. Green, Eight Mile; Fortyfold;
100; 99.36; T. R., B. S., H., Beardless
Red.
Oscar Keithley, Eight Mile; Forty-
fold; 100; 99.97; T. R., B. S., Club.
Strayed From my place in Eight
Mile about the 8th or 10th of July,
one chestnut sorrel horse, 5 years
old, white feet, branded "H" on left
shoulder and "heart" on left stifle.
Guy Huston, Eight Mile. tf.
attending the summer session of the
Oregon State Normal school at Mon
mouth. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Prophet, daugh
ters Margaret and Shirley, and W.
W. Smead returned yesterday from
a week's outing at Lost take. They
are now feasting on huckleberry pie.
H. H. Brown and H. L. Barzee, road
agents for the Union Oil company,
are here today to assist the local of
fice of the company in opening for
business.
Harry Welch and C. D. Kays, two
Union Oil compny employees brought
the new trucks to be used at the local
station to Heppner yesterday.
Frank Turner Is hauling wheat
with his big truck for R. A. Thomp-
son and C. H. van Schoiack, from on AN ednesday for the mountains, re
their Balm Fork fields. turning home Thursday well laden
CECIL NEWS HEMS
The Mayor and his daughter, Miss
Annie Hynd, are still having an en
joyable holiday in Canada. Last re
ports heard of Jack, he was in Prince
Ruperts, B. C, singing, "Here I am
in Incallar, cool at ease I sit on a
barrel, drinking, drinking, etc." The
Mayor doesn't tell us what he is
drinking. Oh, lucky Jack! how thy
Oregon friends envy thee.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Palmateer of
Windynook were visiting in Cecil on
Sunday. "Wid" is still busy hunting
for every grain of wheat on his big
ranch and declares if wheat still goes
up by the time he has all his wheat
sacked ready for sale, he may be a
millionaire by the end the season.
Walter Pope, accompanied by Noel
Streeter of Cecil, left on Friday mor
ning for a trip into the mountains.
We expect to hear all sorts of "ape"
and fish stories, and stories of big
game that was sighted while their
guns were at home, etc., etc., when
our travellers return home.
Cecil has been visited with some
very warm weather during the last
week. Heat registered as follows;
Thursday, July 24, at noon 96 degrees
in the shade; Friday, noon 100 deg.
and 6 o'clock in the evening 98 deg.;
Saturday noon 100 degrees in the
shade.
Elmer Tyler of Rhea Siding was
visiting his pal Noel Streeter at Ce
cil on Sunday and also to see if Cecil
was still on the map after the heavy
deluge of rain which fell on Saturday
afternoon, July 19.
A Rhode Island Red hen belonging
to Mrs. H. J. Streeter of Cecil has
recently laid an egg, perfectly round,
measuring inches circumference,
and is still producing eggs as round
as ever.
W. G. Hynd of Sand Hollow spent
Sunday and Monday with his sister
Mrs. T. H. Lowe at Cecil. Misses A.
C. and M. H. Lowe returned home
with their uncle for a few days' hol
iday. R. E. Duncan of Busy Bee ranch is
a busy man these days amongst his
bees, rabbits, ducks and chickens,
while his neighbors are all busy
stacking their second crop of alfalfa.
Al Henriksen and son Oral from
the Moore ranch near Heppner, and
also W. V. Pedro and niece Miss Josie
PediO of Pendleton, were calling in
Cecil on Thursday.
Geo. and Henry Krebs and Frank
Connor, all of The Last Camp, left
j5p' 1v.i
NATIONAL FOREST
AREAS CLOSED TO
CAMPERS, SMOKER
The well known Larch Mountain
Trail, on the Mt. Hood National For
est, is closed to travellers, according
to a statement just issued by the Dis
trict Office, U. S. Forest Service, Port
land. The area closed embraces nine
sections of land, and takes in prac
tically ail of the mountain, and the
upper portion of the trail. This ac
tion was taken by the District Office
at the request of Forest Supervisor
Sherrard, who stated that the strip of
deadfall and broken limbs along the
trail as the result of the ice storm
of 1921-22, constituted a serious fire
menace especially in conjunction
with the great number of pleasure
seekers who climb the mountain.
While some of these visitors are said
to be careful, reports indicate that
others are irresponsible, careless and
thoughtless, and it is therefore nec
essary to keep everyone out in order
to remove the fire hazard. The fact
that this region is adjacent to the
famous Bull Run watershed of the
Mt. Hood National Forest, which fur
nishes the city of Portland with
drinking water, makes it of utmost
importance to protect the region from
forest fires.
Three watersheds on the Whitman
National Forest, in Eastern Oregon,
have also just been closed, according
to the report. These are: The Baker
watershed, the Mill Creek watershed
and the Black Pines warerEhed an
area of 17,900 acres.
In addition to these regions, the
following areas have been reported
closed to camping, smoking and uw
of matches in the National Forests
cf Oregon and Washington:
Mt. Baker National Forest: The
portion of the Skagit River valley ly
ing within one half mile of the city
of Seattle railroad, from the point
where it crosses the National Forest
boundary, to the end of the railroad
near Gorge creek.
Colville National Forest: Boulder
Creek, Dead man Creek, and Sherman
Creek watersheds.
Chelan Naitonal Forest: All of the
Forest is closed to campers except
under permit, and on designated camp
grounds.
Cascade National Forest : Fall
Creek and Salt Creek watersheds.
The Forest Service contemplates
the closing of other National Forest
areas, should the high fire danger
continue. In particular, certain im
portant areas on the Wallowa Na
tional Forest will probably be closed
in the near future, according to the
report.
Forest officers state that they dis
like very much to close these m-rews
to the camping and travelling public
during the vacation period. Many vis
itors are careful with their fires; but
there are others who still continue to
come into the forests who are either
thoughtless, careless, or just don't
know, it is said. It is to-protect the
public resources from the careless
and the thoughtless that the Forest
Service finds sucb drastic measures
necessary.
with huckleberries.
Mesdames Hynd and Shaw of But
terby Flats chaperoned a large party
of young people who were having a
picnic in the Boardman country on
Sunday.
W. H. Chandler and daughters of
Willow Creek ranch and also Miss
Helen Streeter of Cecil were calling
on friends near lone on Thursday.
Geo. Leach, who has been working
for Krebs Bros, for several months,
left on Tuesday to spend his vacation
with his friends in Montana.
Max Gorfkle and brother from the
Army and Navy store at Pendleton
were doing a rushing business in the
Cecil vicinity on Saturday.
Mrs. Jackson and family and also
Mrs. Crowell and family from their
ranch near Morgan were doing bus
iness in Cecil on Tuesday.
Mrs. Jack Hynd and sister-in-law,
Mrs. John Shaw of Arthur, Ontario,
Canada, were visiting friends in
Heppner on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Logan and son
Gene and Sydney Wilmot were the
dinner guests of Leon Logan at Four
Mile on Sunday.
Frank Montague, E. Miller and Geo.
Shane, prominent citizens of Arling
ton, made a short call in Cecil on
Wednesday.
Misses Lela and Curly Crowell
from the Sullivan ranch near Morgan
were calling in Cecil on Sunday.
Mrs. Weltha Combest of Fairview
was visiting with Mrs. H. J. Streeter
at Cecil on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Krebs and sons
of The Last Camp ware visiting in
lone on Saturday.
Performance
. . u
By Arthur Brisbane
Take Your Choice.
Another Milestone.
Merchant Farmers.
Valuable Wasps.
Republicans demonstrate to you be
yond the shadow of .doubt that La
Follette will take his votes from John
W. Davis, MOrganiid labor States
will desert Democrats," and "Davis
will get nothing but the South."
Democrats can prove, if you have
any intelligence at all, that La Fol
lette's vote will be taken from Cool
idge. La Follette is a Republican, his
following is chiefly among farmers of
the Northwest. They are Republi
cans. La Follette will carry Wiscon
sin, Minnesota, North and South Da
kota, cripple Coolidge and elect Da
vis. That is what the Democrats say.
Civilization continues to pass im
portant milestones. The end of slav
ery was one. The steam engine was
another; the electric dynamo another,
telegraph and telephone others. The
most romantic milestone is soon to
be labeled "Around the World in a
Flying Machine."
Twenty-five million dollars' worth
of grain elevators are included in a
big merger that will allow men that
grow grain to control marketing.
This is one of the biggest cooperative
marketing enterprises ever organized.
The farmers owning this concern,
IF they own it, and IF they control
its management, would have storage
for 50,000,000 bushels of grain, in Chi.
cago, Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapo
lis, t ort Worth, Texas, etc.
Men that produce the wfceat, pigs,
corn, potatoes, etc., ought to have
something to do with the marketing
and price regulation. They haven't
managed it yet, but California has
proved that it can be done.
United States athletes have se
cured the track and field champion
ship in the Olympic games. Those
are the most important events, since
they indicate possession of the most
intense nervous and mental concen
tration.
Running, jumping, etc., mean noth
ing now except as they indicate brain
and nerve power behind the record.
This mixed race of ours, which is
NOT a "Nordic" race, a Latin race, a
Semitic or Celtie race, is doing as
mixed races have done for centuries,
Greece, Rome, France, England
beating races that have allowed the
breed to stagnate.
B. G. Lamme is dead. How many
of our 112,000,000 know his name?
He was one of the four greatest elec
tricians m this country. Ediscfi,
Tesla and Steinmete were the other
three. Lamme and Steinmetz are
gone.
A master of electrical science,
Lamme was creator of 150 useful in
ventions, and called "the greatest
mathematician.
At his work as chief engineer for
the Westinghouse Company, Lamme
was helped by two sisters, one with
a desk beside his was chief designer
of direct current motors.
Those two sisters worked with
their brother, as the sisters of Her
schel and Renan worked with their
famous brothers.
Such work is better than the fame
that passes with the death notice.
Of all the news today, for perman
ent value nothing is more important
than the importation by the stato of
Ohio of seven thousand wasps from
France. These peculiar French wasps
are brought here to fight the corn
borer. They and their children's
children might save the country hun
dreds of millions a year.
United States ceases issuing Treas
ury savings certificates and stamps
that have paid 44 per cent. The gov
ernment can borrow money from big
banks and financiers at a lower rate.
So why pay 44 per cent to the little
people?
What about the high minded, mag
nificent, unselfish, patriotic desire to
"cultivate thrift in the masses?" Did
that die suddenly when jnterest rates
fell? Did the Government want to
help the masses, or only want the
savings of the masses?
The prosperity outlook is cheerful,
even for farmers, something that
couldn't be said a few weeks ago.
"Ten dollar pork," which means
$10 a hundred for hogs on the hoof,
is in sight, That's due to the high
price of corn. Pork is corn trans
formed in the pig's digestive appar
atus. Farmers that raise the pork
also raise the corn. They'll get the
money. And cattle are going up.
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED.
Miss Faith Burk of Tortland an
nounced her engagement to Mr. Her
man Hill of Lexington, at the family
home In Portland last Saturday eve
ning. Miss Burk is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Harrison Burk of Port
land and a student at Oregon Agri
cultural College. Mr. Hill hws a po
sition as deputy county clfrk in the
Morrow county clerk's otllce here.
The dato of the Wedding is withheld.
CARD OF THANKS.
To all old friends and neighbor
who so kindly asststed at the funeral
of our beloved h unhand and uncle, wn
wish tu convey our sincere thanks
and appreciation.
MRS. W. P. DUTTON.
W. II. DUTTON.
ront by Sept. 1. 2t.