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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 31.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
SEES IW FOR
LEXINGTON HI VS.
WASCO HI AT LEX
TAX LEW RECORD
OP COlf COURT
HURRAH FOR COOLIDGE !
FOLLOW THE HOG?
INGT0N NOV. 1ST
Portland, Ore., Sept. 29. "Coolidge
will carry the state by a substantial
majority," declared I. L. Patterson,
republican state central eommittee
chairman, in a pre-election statement
"There is not only every sound
and sensible reason for his continu
ance in office but every indication as
well that he wilt sweep Oregon along
with the remainder of the country.
Only twice since 1860 has Oregon
wavered in her republican aHegiance,
once in 1892 when she flirted with
populism, and in 1912 when the party
was hopelessly split. No such situa
tion exists this year and I am firm
in the belief that the state is safely
"This result will not be accomplish
ed, however, unless the party strength
is mustered at the polls. Let every
citizen vote. The issues are of su
preme importance and everyone
tthould exercise his franchise on elec
'This headquarters for Oregon
would be remiss if it did not express
it appreciation of the Bplendid co
operation throughout Oregon of the
state, county and precinct committee
men in the cause we represent. Their
work has been most earnest and pa
triotic and our reports show it has
been most effective. To all these
workers in the vineyard go our
thanks. Let me urge them to get the
vote out election day and a splendid
victory is assured.
"Let me say a word to all good cit
izens of whatever political faith. Per
haps never since civil war days has
the country been faced with such at
tacks upon the very foundation of
government, Socialism is clamoring
to be put in the saddle. It attacks
the constitution and brazenly arro
gates to itself all public virtues,
claiming a monopoly of public hon
esty and integrity.
"Every person of intelligence knows
these claims are on a par with the
false charges flung about so in tem
perately during the campaign just
closing. In view of the crisis the
government faces, with the threat of
election being thrown into the con
gress, with the result that our post
war reconstruction, now so well along
would be set back a year or more by
the confusion that would follow, ft
is the plain duty of all good citizens,
as I view it, to vote for Coolidge and
make his election sure."
HALLOWE'EN A WARNING.
Realizing that hallowe'en is a time
for fun making and jollification, and
that heretofore it has been necessary
to caution the young folks of the
city that they should not "carry on"
to the extent of working injury or
destruction to the property of any
citizen of the city, yet not desiring
in any way to restrict them in their
pursuit of innocent fun, the city coun
cil desires to issue a word of warning,
and trusts that it will be heeded by
all who are out on the night of the
The removing of gates or disturb
ing of any property, or the blocking
of streets and highways within the
limits of the city are strictly forbid
den. There will be extra police on
the job this night to help in enforc
ing this order; each citizen of the
community is also informed if their
right to bring any violator of this or
der into the police court, and in the
performance of this duty they are
fully within their rights and shall be
protected as special police.
The city authorities sincerely trust
that there will be no acta on the part
of boys and girls, or young men and
young women that will necessitate
the interference of the officers or that
will require their presence in the po
lice court the day after to answer to
charges in violation hereof.
By order of the Common Council
of the City of Heppner.
E. G. NOBLE, Mayor.
Guy McDaniel and wife of Board
man were visitors here on Thursday
last. Mr. McDaniel was called to th
city on business.
FOR 8ALE-Jacobean finish. Wil
liam and Mary pattern buffet at a
bargain. Call Main 762,
No. 67 on Ballot
Luther Huston Passes After
Months of Sickness; Was Born
In Illinois May 15, I8
After several months of intense
suffering, three months of the time
being confined to his bed, death came
to the relief of Luther Huston, es
teemed resident of this city and a
pioneer farmer of Morrow county, on
Sunday morning, October 26. Mr.
Huston had been a sufferer from dia
betes for a number of years, and he
had made a valient fight to overcome
the ravages of the disease. Being a
man of wonderfully strong vitality
he was able to keep going much long
er than many who were likewise af
flicted, and many were the times his
hopes ran high with the thoughts of
ultimate recovery. This was not to
be however, and -Ms summons came
on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock.
Luther Huston was born in Hen
derson county, Illinois, May 15, 1852,
and died in Heppner, Oregon, October
26, 1924, aged 72 years, 6 months and
11 days. He came to Oregon with his
parents in 1863, pioneers who made
the journey by ox team, and settled
near Albany in Linn county, where
Mr. Huston grew to manhood. At the
age of twenty he was united in mar
riage to Madora Jane Boggs in Al
bany, and 34 years ago they moved
to Morrow county, settling on Eight
Mile on the place owned by him at
the time of his death. Five children
were born to them, four sons and one
daughter. The sons are Guy, Claude,
Clive, and Archie, and the daughter,
Mrs. Kate Barr. Archie died at the
age of 17 years and the others are
residents of this vicinity, except Clive
who resides now in Portland. Mrs.
II u: ton died July 13, 1915, and two
years later Mr. Huston was married
again to Mrs. Melissa J. Edmondson
of this city.
Mr, Huston moved to Heppner from
his Eight Mile farm nine years ago
and since that time his residnece has
been in this city.
At the age of 21, Mr. Huston with
his wife united with the Christian
church and he has been a faithful
member ever since. He wag one of
Morrow county's pioneers and en
gaged in farming and Btockraising,
in which vocation he was successful.
He was prominent in the I. 0. O. F.
order here, was widely known and
highly respected by all. His widow
and two brothers, Marion Huston of
Dufur, Ore., and Walter Huston of
Harrisburg, survive him. The latter,
on account of poor health and ex
treme age, was unable to be at the
The funeral was held on Monday
afternoon at the First Christian
church, W. O. Livingstone of Hood
River, former pastor of this church,
officiating. A very large number of
people were present to pay final trib
ute of respect to a departed friend
and neighbor, and the remains were
deposited in the local cemetery to
await the call of the last day.
Regular communication of Hepp
ner Lodge Saturday evening, Nov. 3.
Special meeting Sunday, Nov. 2, at
10:30 a. m., for purpose of attending
Mufonic lecture at Episcopal church.
Every member ia urged to be at the
hall at 10:30 sharp.
The get-together meeting of the
Atlington, lone and Heppner lodges
at Heppner has been postponed until
Monday, Nov. 10th. Keep the date in
mind, and be on hand. A good time i
and good feed assured.
SPENCER CRAWFORD, W. M.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to take this method of
thanking all the friends and neigh
bors and the members of the I. O. O.
F. order of Heppner for their kind
assistance and sincere expression of
sympathy extended to us during the
illness and death of our beloved hus
band and father, Luther Huston, and
for the many and beautiful floral of
ferings. MRS. LUTHER HUSTON.
GUY HUSTON AND FAMILY.
CLAUD HUSTON AND FAMILY.
LEONARD BARR AND FAMILY.
CLIVE HUSTON AND FAMILY.
- ' " -
A few years ago farmers were urged
to raise more hogs because the hog
was a "mortgage lifter." The hog
used to be, but he isn't any more.
The hog occupies a minor place to
day. The power of advertising has
robbed him of half his value. Do you
find lard any more? Not very much;
its place has been taken by vegetable
The day is coming and coming fast
when the dairy cow will be displaced
by these same vegetable oil manu
facturers. The same methods are
being used, and the foster mother of
the human race is being slowly push
ed back from her rightful place.
No fault would be found with this,
were it not for the fact that the
health and wealth of our nation are
being seriously injured by this sub
stitution. If vegetable oils contain
growth and disease resistant qual
ities, and if our people could build
homes from the raising of cocoanut
trees, this law would never have pro
posed in Oregon. If we could raise
strong babies and make good livings
while eating the distilled essences of
carnations and lillies of the valley,
we would all agree that we could do
away with such coarse and vulgar
things as pigs, cows and sheep. We
could not eat potatoes any more, but
subsist on delicate things like rose
petals, and be truly refined.
But the good Lord gave us bodies
which need certain elements, and
these elements are not found in the
cheap mixtures which are put on the
market so attractively. Milk, butter
and cheese are essential to the health
and proper development of children.
They need them. A law protecting
these articles from invasion is right.
Oregon is a dairy state. Her de
velopment and prosperity depend to
a very large degree on the mainten
ance cf the dairy industry. To pro
tect our business interests is right,
and a law protecting them is just and
The claim that counterfeit butter
is cheaper than real butter is freely
admitted. Counterfeit dollars are
cheaper than reel genuine dollars.
Neither of the counterfeits are worth
much in comparison with the genuine.
This harping on cheapness should
be understood. The baby whoose
mother used milk and dairy products
is born with an equipment for the
production of sound teeth. The aver
age per capita consumption of butter
in the' United States is 16 pounds
per annum. This costs the consumer
four or five dollars a year. How
much does the dentist charge for re
pairing unsound teeth?
The daily use of whole milk gives
the consumer resistance to disease,
Does the saving pay for many doctor
The gradual elimination of the
dairy industry destroys the earning
power of thousands of citizens far
mers, hired help, employees in cream
eries, cheese factories, condensed
milk plants and the like. How much
can anyone save on dairy substitutes
if a fourth of the state is out of em
ployment? On November 4 the election is held.
There is a president to elect. There
ia a congressman or so. There are
some state and city officials to choose.
There are a number of measures to
be decided. There is not one which
is so vital to the people of Oregon as
the Oleo Margarine and Filled Milk
law. It means more to them than any
of the rest.
We urge citizens who have the best
interests of their state, their city,
their community, their families, their
finances, their health, at heart to
vote for this measure. It was passed
once by our legislature, but refund
ed by oleo interests. It is a measure
of protection and safety for all of us.
Maple Circle Entertains
Grand Guardian Friday
Mrs. Minnie Hiner, grand guardian
of the Neighbors of Woodcraft, was
entertained on Friday evening last
on an official visit to Maple Circle of
th's city. She was greeted by a large
ippre?entation of the membership,
who lit toned to an instructive ond
helpful lecture on the order by its
head official. Mrs. Hiner has been
visiting the circles in the eastern part
of the state in an official capacity,
and the members of Maple Circle were
delighted to have her here at this
Following the lecture of the grand
guardian, refreshments were served
by the committee, and a good social
time was enjoyed.
On Monday evening Maple Circle
held its election of officers when the
following were chosen; Kate Swindig,
guardian neighbor; Lena Stapleton,
advisor; Clara Sprinkle, magician;
Rose Richardson, clerk, Cora Craw
ford, banker; Ruth Hottman, attend
ant; Mrs. O. T. Ferguson, captain of
guards; Mrs. E, R. Merritt, Inner
sentinel; Mrs Chas. Furlong, outer
sentinel; Violet Shurte, musician;
Mrs Furlong, E. J. Starkey and Mrs.
PLANS EDUCATIONAL SHOW.
The Patron-Teacher association of
Heppner is planning an educational
show which will be given at the Star
theater on the afternoon of Tuesday,
November 4th. It will be free to all
school children and a charge of 10
cents will he assessed adults. The
show will be at 2:30 and the Alms to
be presented are "Cherry Blossom
Time in Japan," "Yellowstone Na
tional Park." "In Arieona." "Sutrar in
the Phillipines," "Playthings of
Mrs. M. Summers and young son
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rogers and baby
daughter of Prescott, and T. H. Bar
ker of Spokane, Wash., are guests
this week at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. McNamer In this city.
Max Gorfkle and his brother, who
are proprietors of the Army and Navy
store at Pendleton, wore In Heppner
a few days this week, extending their
business, Max says he still buys
hides in the springtime,
Older Boys Conference
To Be Held At Condon
State Secretary E. C. Yount of the
Y. M. C. A. was in this city on Fri
day in the interest of the work of the
Older Boys Conference to be held
soon at Condon. The object of his
visit here was to ascertain just as
near as possible, the number of boys
that will attend the conference from
Heppner. Mr. Yount stated that the
arrangements had been completed for
the meeting with the committee dur
ing his visit the past week at Condon,
and he expects that there will be at
least 75 boys attend the conference.
Among the speakers who will at
tend and deliver addresses will be
the following: Victor Follenius, rec
reational director, Hood River; Frank
G. Moran, Rolling Bay, Washington;
E. C. Yount, state secretary, Y. M. C.
A. for boys, and four boys chosen
from among the delegates.
Dressmaking Bring your work to
Mrs. Geo. Moore. All work guaranteed.
Why a New
The report has been circulated by supporters
of Mr. McDuffee that the candidacy of Mr. Ball
is sponsored by the "Boot Leg Element" of
Heppner. In fairness to Mr. BalJ this statement
is issued. He has been a continuous resident of
this county for 46 years, being born on Willow
creek, seven miles above Heppner. Mr. Ball's
father, a Civil War veteran, and his mother have
been devoted workers in Heppner church circles
for over twenty-five years.
Wm. Ball is a taxpayer, and a sober and in
dustrious man, having the good will of the entire
community where he has held the position of
clerk for Minor & Co. for twenty-six years. His
supporters did not wish to bring his name into
a mud-slinging contest, but feel that his name
cannot be besmirched without some comment.
What we ask is a fair and impartial Sheriff,
serving one and all with equal justice ; not a man
who countennces and needs the aid of low-lived
spotters to arrest every seeming drunkard ; and
to plan innocent men's homes with contraband,
then hold a mock trial at the expense of the
county taxpayers. Known bootleg establish
ments exist in this county. Why can't the sher
iff act on these?
Why marry a man to a job drawing on our
taxes if he cannot give us the protection and
justice which his oath of office calls for?
The following are some of the men who
signed themselves as petitioners to place Mr.
fall's nam on the ballot. They are known to all
of us. Does this look like they are the men who
S. E. Moore
W. E. Bullnrd
E, R. Lundell
11. E. Young
W. E. Moore
J. W. Beymer
C. L. Sweok
J. J. Nys
C. A. Minor
W. G. McCarty
P. T. Goodman
D. A. Wilson
WM. BALL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS.
The Hardman high school is put
ting forth all efforts to make the
carnival, Nov. 1, a great success. It
will begin with a six o'clock chicken
sopper, served down town. Carnival
attractions will take place at the
high school immediately afterwards.
The darky minstrel show will begin
at eight and will be followed by a
dance on the new hardwood floor in
the Odd Fellows hall. The midnight
supper will be served at the hotel.
A large crowd is expected and a good
time ia assured to everyone.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to the many friends and neigh
bors who so kindly assisted us during
the illness and burial, of our little
baby, and for the many beautiful flor
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Campbell,
Chas. Erwin and family moved to
Heppner from their farm south of
Jordan on Saturday, and the children
have entered school here for the win
ter. L, Van Marter
H. E. Johnson
C. V. Hopper
Thos. E. Brcnnan
L. E. Bishee
C. V, McNamer
M. D. Clark
P. A. Anderson
Dr. A. H. Johnston
Dr. A. D. McMurdo
Dr. F. E. Farrior
By H. A. CO UN.
Mary E. Hale Dies
At Home In lone
In the death of Mary E. Hale at
her home in lone at 10 o'clock a. m.
Saturday, October 25th, at the age of
78 years, another beloved pioneer of
Morrow county has passed on to her
reward. Mrs. Hale had been an in
valid much of the time for several
years past, but more recently ap
peared to be in better health and was
feeling extra good on Saturday morn
ing, but taking suddenly very ill, she
soon passed away.
Mary E. Sperry was born Nov. 5,
1845, in Wapalo county, Iowa, and
with her parents crossed the plains
in 1851 to Oregon and settled in Linn
county, near Brownsville. She was
married in 1860 to Milton Hale and to
this union were born twelve children,
alt of whom survive, except one son,
Clarence Hale, who died Dec. 30, 1902.
The sons are C. S., O. G. and W. G.
Hale of Yakima, Wash.; M. A. and H.
D. Hale of White Salmon, Wash., and
H C. Hale of Wapato, Wash. The
daughters, Mrs. C. L. Cason, Lone
Rock, Mrs. J. H. Cochran and Mrs.
Thomas Grabill, lone, Mrs. ,W. E.
Cason, Portland, and Mrs. Harry Ar
mitage, Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Hale
was one of a large family, of whom
three sisters and one brother survive,
Mrs. W. W. Weatherford of Olex,
Mrs, M. C. Cochran of Condon, Mrs.
J. H. Wood of Portland, and George
Sperry of Heppner.
Her father, William Sperry, was a
pioneer Baptist preacher and organ
ized one of the first Baptist churches
in Oregon. Mrs. Hale followed in
his footsteps, being converted at the
age of fourteen and living a faithful
Christion life until her death. Dur
ing her 64 years of Christian services
she was largely instrumental in the
organization of four Baptist churches
at different points in Eastern Ore
gon, the last being at lone, which was
so dear to her. Eager to help in
every way, her home was always open
to entertain the members and their
Mrs. Hale and her husband not only
made a happy home for their own
children, but gave a home to Jeff
Hale and his sister, orphans. The
former was the father of Loren Hale
Mrs. Hale came to Eastern Oregon
with her family from Linn county in
1871 and settled near Heppner, where
they withstood many of the hard
ships of the early pioneers here.
There being no doctors in the coun
try at this time, she served a large
community nursing the sick, often
riding for miles on horseback to help
either friends or strangers in time of
sickness, always giving her services
In 1894 the family moved to Zilla,
lakima county, Wash., living there
one year when Mr. Hale died on the
14th of March, 1895. Four years la
ter Mrs. Hale returned to Oregon and
has made her home at lone for the
past nearly thirty years. Her pa
triotism was shown during the recent
world war when she was busy all the
time knitting for the soldiers over
seas, and her contribution to the lo
cal Red Cross was fifty pairs of sox,
Funeral services were, held at the
Baptist church in lone on Sunday.
her son-in-law, C. L. Cason, deliver
ing the sermon, and a very large num
ber of relatives and friends were
present, The many beautiful floral
offerings indicated the high esteem
cherished for the deceased. The body
was taken to Zilla. Wash., for inter
ment beside her husband.
LEXINGTON GIRLS HONORED.
Oregon Agricultural College. Cor
vallis, Oct. 28. Opal Leach of Lex
ington has just been elected presi
dent of the Wauna club of Waldo
hall. Miss Leach is a sophomore in
the school of home economics. Wil
ma Leach, also of Lexington, 'has just
been elected social chairman of the
Wauna club. She is a sophomore in
the school of vocational education.
Hotel Heppner cafe and lunch room
opens Saturday, Nov. 1st. 50-cent
dinner from 11:30 to 8 o'clock.
Lunches and a la carte service at all
hours. Open evenings till 10:30.
Special Sunday dinners eerved from
11:30 to 8 for 65 cents.
A Lively Clash Looked For; Each
Team Winners In All Games
So Far This Season.
A real football game ean be looked
for by the fans who attend the con
test at Lexington filed on Saturday
between the locals of that city and
the big hukie from Wasco h:h,
The Wasco bunch went up againpt
Heppner two weeks ago and found
they had a tough bunch on their
hands, but were able to hold them for
a score of 12 to 0, under the impres
sion that Heppner was going into the
fray for a "practice game,' as re
ported in their home paper; it was
tough practice for the Wasco team,
however, and our boys played them
for all they were worth. If we mis
take not, they will get just as hard
a tussle at Lexington, and here's
hopin' that the Wheat City lads get
the long end of it.
In the four games that Lexington
has played so far, they have 224
points in their favor to 9 against.
They have played Arlington, lone,
Boardman and Hardman, and the
Boardman team was the only one able
to make a score against them. Wasco
has defeated every team she has
tackled so far this season, and is de
termined to go down the line for the
pennant in the Mid-Columbia schol
astic contests. Heppner hopes to be
the" team that will play off the finals
The game between Heppner and
lone on Saturday last at the lone
field was taken by Heppner in a score
of 21 to 6. The game scheduled to
be played on the Heppner field Sat
urday with Wheeler County Hi of
Fopsil, hag been called off by the
Fossil team and the home boys will
journey to Pendleton, where thoy
will play the second team of Pendle
ton Hi as preliminary to the game
between Pendleton first team and The
Notes From Heppner Hi.
The tryouts for the boys' and girls'
glee clubs were held last week. A
large number tried out for them and
will soon be starting practice.
The Anon Literary Society held a
meeting at the home of Anita Hughes
last Thursday evening for the purpose
of initiating the new members. The
following were initiated: Mary Pat
terson, Cricket Sprouls, Jim Thomp
son, Margaret Prophet, John Turner,
Howard McDuffee, Marvin Wightman,
Anna Wightman, Edna Vaughn, Zada
Tash, Louise Thompson, Stephen
Thompson and Stanley Minor.
Friday afternoon the new members
of the society proved their ability to
be members bjrentertaining the stu
dent body with a program.
Friday the freshmen boys were giv
en a job of picking up the rocks from
the grade school football field.
The football game at lone last Sat
urday resulted in a score of 6-21 in
Heppner's favor. lone had a scrappy
team and although they were out
weighed they put up a good fight.
Heppner's next game will be with
Fossil at Fossil next Saturday.
dr. James J. Crossley, a prominent
attorney from Portland, gave a very
interesting talk before the high
school last Tuesday. The subject of
his talk was "The Gospel of Work."
He gave them some good principles
upon which to think and work, which
were appreciated by the pupils.
The boys' conference is to be held
at Condon next week. Several of the
boys are planning to attend.
Republican candidatets have been
making the various towns of the
county this week, accompanied by
Jas. J. Crossley, attorney of Port
land, and ex-service man, who speaks
in behalf of the national and state
tickets. They will close the campaign
at Boardman and Irrigon the end of
the week. C. L. Sweek, county chair
man, chaperons the candidates.
Mrs. Eugene Penland returned to
Heppner Sunday from Portland,
where she has been spending some
time. She was accompanied by heT
daughter, Mrs. Baird Patterson, and
her young son, Baird, Jr., who will
make their home in this city.
Mrs. Alex Gibb, Mrs. Art Parker
and Miss Harriett Case entertained
their Sunday School classes with a
weinie roast party at the Wightman
ranch on Friday evening. Some 30
youngsters were present and they
enjoyed a great time.
Oscar Keithley, extensive wheat
grower of Eight Mile was here on
Tuesday, enjoying the rain and talk
ing a little politics.
FOR SALE One barred rock roost
er, Idaho strain. Call Main 762.
Wishes to announce the opening of the
Virginia Beauty Parlor
L. Burnsidc, Mgr.
To date bat little has been said con
cerning the local ta? situation in
Morrow county. Much talk ha been
made about the various candidates,
the county court has perhaps come
in for a share of criticism as to th
tax situation, but a little investiga
tion on the part of any intprestcd
tax payer will reveal to hira the fact
that our present county court, witn
Judge W. T. Campbell at its head, has
been quits consistent in the matter
of county tax levies, and there ia
proof that actual reductions have oc
curred in the levies each year sine
he succeeded Judge Patterson.
In the meantime, it must be re
membered, the people of the county
voted a road bond issue of nearly
$300,000 and that interest on this
item alone has had to be met each
year to the amount of $15,950.00; al
so, the creating of a sinking fund to
eventually retire this bond issue has
been provided. The court began the
collecting of this fund a year ahead
of the time provided by law, and that
fund has been cared for each year
since 1921 and has now reached $70,
031.43. It will be understood from
this that additional levies had to be
made, but notwithstanding, there has
been a gradual reduction in the levies
each year. For instance: The last
year under Judge Patterson the
eounty levy was 5.5 mills; roads 2.5
mills. At this time the warrant in
debtedness was $9,965.57.
By comparison, under the present
court, the levy for 1920 was, county,
5.2 mills, roads, 1.5 mills; 1921,
county 3.6, road 2.4; sinking fund
ia; 1922, county 3.4, road 2.6; sink
ing fund 2; 1923, county 2.3, road 2.6t
sinking fund 2.5. These are the court
house records and pertain, of course
to the levies that the court itself ia
called upon to make, covering the two
principal items of county expense.
and we have added the sinking fund
levy that it may be seen that in car
ing for the bond issue there has yet
been a saving made in the amount of
the levies. A vary great portion of
the taxes levied by the court is pro
vided by law and is outside their jur
isdiction, but this shows the levies
we are interested in and which come
directly under the power of the court.
Touching the matter of the warrant
indebtedness at this date, it is esti
mated to be around $15,000 for the
end of 1924. There is between $180,
000 and $200,000 of taxes delinquent
on the rolls, and it is easy to see
what the standing of the county
would be if this sum were collected.
The county would be on a cash basis
right now, with money ahead in the
general fund. This, however, cannot
be soon, owing to the financial condi
tion of our people.
.The court has a good showing to
its credit in this regard, and the men
asking to be continued in office as
eounty judge and commissioners base
their promises of future performance
on the record they have made. Where
ever it is possible, cuts are made in
the levies and the tax burden thus
lightened, and we are glad to make
this showing in their behalf.
VOTERS MAY BE SWORN IN.
The Oregon law makes provision
for the registration of voters on elec
tion day, and those who failed to get
their names on the registration book
before it was closed, will be enabled
to cast their vote by being properly
sworn in. It will be necessary to
have the proper number of freehold
ers sign up the affidavit before a no
tary public, or other officer qualified
to administer the oath, and the elec
tion board will make the registration
and permit the voter to deposit his
ballot. Of course all of this takes
time, but under our law no citizen of
Oregon qualified to vote can be de
nied the privilege. So whether reg
istered or not, get out and cast your
ballot on next Tuesday. Go to the
Mrs. C. W. McNamer, Mrs. W. T.
Campbell and Mrs. Geo. Aiken were
hostesses Tuesday at Bethel chapel,
entertaining the missionary society.
Following the regular program of the
society, delicious refreshments were
County School Superintendent Lena
Sneli Shurte is making official visits
to the schools at Boardman and Irri
gon this week, and incidentally doing
a little boosting for her campaign of
reelection to that office.
Mrs. C. L. Giliilan returned last
evening from Corvalhs where she at
tended the state convention of the
P. T. A. She reports a very fine
meeting and retun.s much enthused
with the work.
Mr. and Mrs. Jared Aiken will de
part Saturday for Los Angeles where
they will nuke thiir home m the
Room 3, Case Hotel
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