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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 39. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, DEC. 25, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
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IN FIRE ON FRIDAY
State Organization in Ses
sion Three Days at
MEET AGAIN IN MAY
Faroe Initiatlre Mraiare for New
Stttt Income Tai; Old Offleera
Reelected; Corrallli Choaem.
The Dalles Optimist.
The fourteenth annual convention
of the Oregon State Farmera' Educa
tional and Cooperative union eloaed
in The Dallei Thursday eveninf after
an eventful three day aeaaion.
Among the important featurea of
the cloiing session waa the re-election
of all offleera of the state union
until the nt aeaaion which will be
held at Corvallia in May. This, of
courae change! the date of the annu
al aeaaion from December to May.
Until that time Herbert Egbert of
The Dallea will continue aa presi
dent; W.. P. Laird of Eugene, vice
president, and Mrs. B. Jonea of Mon
mouth, secretary and treasurer.
Membere of the union almost un
animously went on record aa favor
ing an initiative measure for a new
state income tax to be placed on the
ballot at the next election. Other
ehangea recommended in the eloaing
aeasion yesterdsy were;
Lower assessed valuationa of farm
lands than other landa.
That the public service corpora
tions be assessed at a fair price.
That Oregon Agricultural College
cooperate ni finding markets.
That county agenta carry on work
through farmera union locale aa far
Opposed any increase in national
forest grating fee.
That all aliens committing a crime
Change in automobile license law
putting automobiles on the tax list
according to their value.
Change in election lawa ao that
all initiative measures would be put
on the ballot with the "yea" marking
Favored a ratification of the child
Favored state regulation of trucks
Opposed the repeal of the state
market roads law.
Indorsed the principles of the Me-Nary-Haugen
bill for farm relief.
Favored the principle of cooperat
Other legislative matters were
taken up before adjournment.
Governor Walter M. Pierce was
the principal speaker at a banquet
riven the membership by the Kiwanis
club of this city Wednesday night.
Governor Pierce devoted most of his
address to unsqual taxation in the
state. Ha stated that the burden
rested upon the backs of the fanners,
more ao now that the atate income
tax had been repealed. He advocat
ed a tax on eigarettea and motion
pictures to succeed the money lost
to the atate by the repeal of the atate
tax. He stated that the state tax
would have been cut $2,600,000 this
year and more each auceeeding year
had it not been for the repeal of the
That Multnomah county waa not
standing its fair share of taxation
on account of unequal asaessments
waa intimated by the governor. In
this connection he aaid that he had
been reliably informed the growth
of Portland in tha past 11 years had
been approximately 100,000 and that
an Immense amount of building and
improvement had gone on. Yet in
the face of this he stated that the
asaessed valuation waa about $13,
000,000 lesa than eleven yeara ago.
That there Is $1,000,000 worth of
.privately owned timber in Wasco
county alone, was another statement
made by Governor Pierce,
Frank B. Ingela of Dufur acted as
toastmaster of tha evening. A num
ber of prominent local speakera re
sponded during the banquet.
The public waa invited to attend
the opening day of the meeting. The
remaining two days were for mem
bers of tha union only. Committees
were appointed Tuesday and an ad
dress given by A. R. Shumway, past
president in reply to Miss Celia Ga
vin who gave the addreaa of welcome
in the absence of Mayor P. J. Stadel
msn. Mr. Shumway told of the
ideala of the organixation and the
purpoaea it hopea to achieve.
Due to bad weather only about 76
delegatea were in attendance Tuea
day. President Herbert Egbert waa the
apeaker of the morning aeasion Wed
nesday. Ha talked at length aa to
tha importance of dairying to the
atate and emphasised the fact that
the atata union had not given up the
fight against oleomargarine. Presi
dent Egbert read hie annual report
and then discussed measures of na
tional farm relief. He went on rec
ord aa lamenting the defeat of the
McNary-Haugen bill and stated that
he considered It one of the most
vitally important measurea of farm
relief ever presented to congress.
He aaid that it waa the hope of all
farmera that tha next meeting of the
atate leglalatura would probably re
sult in aeveral measurea being passed
favoring the farmera.
Committee reporta ware heard dur
ing tha morning aeasion. Mrs, Ethel
M. Jonea, secretary and treasurer of
the atata union, showed in her report
that tha organlialon had a balance of
$586.17 in the treasury. Several pres
idents of county organiiationa apoke
during tha afternoon. The evening
waa more or lesa devoted to aocial
Before adjourning the union gave
a unanimous vota of thanka to the
Kiwanis club for the banquet and
the county for the use of the circuit
Pat Ward, Slxprong, Wash.
wrok; good home and salary. Addreaa
Pa tWard, Sixprong, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Church Loose
Lives When Home at La
Grande Is Destroyed.
FAULTY FLUE CAUSE OF FIRE
Trapped on Sleeping Porch and Were I
Unable to Escape Before Being
Overcome By the Flamea.
In a fire that partially destroyed
their home in La Grande early last
Friday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Will
Church, prominent residents of that
city, perished. Their home waa lo
cated in the western part of the city
and the cause of the fire waa said to
be a faulty flue.
Mr. and Mrs. Church, who were
sleeping in the upper story, were evi
dently trapped and unable to get out
or make any alarm. When found, Mr.
Church waa lying in a Bleeping porch
with one arm outstretched, aa if he
had opened the door from the hall
way to the aleeping porch in an at
tempt to escape. Mrs. Church was
found near her husband. The house
waa only partially burned. The bodies
were burned almoat beyond recogni
tion. From the East Oregonian of Friday
we have the following concerning
Mrs. Church, who waa formerly Mra.
C. E. Redfield of thia city:
Mra. Church (Nell Cameron) waa
42 yeara of age, being born in 1882 in
Burlington, Iowa. She was the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mra. C. A. Cameron
and came with them to Pendleton
when ahe waa nine yeara old. Mr.
Cameron died 11 yeara ago but Mrs.
Comeron, who later moved to Port
land, is living and now residea in
Denver, Colorado, with her daughter.
Mrs. Edward Mulcahey (Minalena
The deceased attended grade and
high school here and In 1906 was
married to C. E. Redfield. They made
their home in Heppner where Mr.
Kedfield died in 1910. On November
20, 1914, ahe became the bride of Will
Church of La Grande. They had ra
ided there atnee that date.
Besides her mother and Mrs. Mul
cahey, Mrs. Church is survived by
the following sisters and brothers:
Mrs. R. W. Fletcher of Pendleton;
Mrs. Nancy Dean of Chicago; Mrs.
Josephine Mallory, Mra. Mable Mar
shall and William S. Cameron of
Mrs. Church had a large number
of friends here and had been beloved
by them aince her childhood. Much
regret ia expressed in Pendleton at
Funeral services will probably be
held Sunday. They will be in La
Grande under the auspices of the
Elks and Masons.
John Hughes Funeral
Held Here on Tuesday
John Hughes of this city passed
away at St. Vincent's hospital in
Portland on Saturday, December 20.
following a major operation which
he underwent a few days before for
the removal of cancer. The body was
brought to Heppner on Sunday and
the funeral held from the family res
idence at 1 :30 Tuesday afternoon.
Rev. C. F. Trimble, pastor of the
Christian church officiated, and bur
ial waa in Masonic cemetery under the
auspices of that order, of which Mr.
Hughes waa a member.
Mr. Hughea waa aged 74 yeara, 11
months and 8 days, and ia survived
by his widow, Mary Hughea, and the
following children: Matt T. and Will
J. of Pendleton, T. A. of Portland,
Mra. Mary Healey, Mrs. Dennis Mc-
Namee, Nora, J. P. and J. J. Hughes
He waa a native of Ireland and
settled in this section when a young
man, following ranching and stock
raising for many yeara and accumu
lating a competency. Some twenty
years ago he retired from active work
on the ranch and moved to Heppner,
where he has aince resided. He was
a respected pioneer and resident of
this community and departs this life
leaving behind a host of friends.
Stormy, Cold Weather
Bad For Game Birds
The snow storm and severe cold
weather of the present time is prov
ing serious for the game birds of the
county, and ahould this type of weath
er continue for a few weeks there
will no doubt be many of the Chi
nese pheasanta and Hungarian part
ridges die of hunger and cold.
This paper in Informed by Deputy
Game Warden Albee that the State
Game Commission 1b much concerned
over the situation, and they desire
to say to the aportsmen of thia sec
tion that they will gladly cooperate
n overy way possible to prevent th
destruction of the game birds by the
cold weather. They are asking that
thone Interested get in touch with
Mr. Albee at Heppner, who ia read
to lend what assistance he can in
planning for the proper feeding of
Hardman Boy Registered
In School of Commerce
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallia, Ore., Dec, 23. Registered
from Hardman thia year ia Adrain
Mochdolt, freshman In commerce.
Bechdolt Is a member of the Wastlna
club and of the 0. A. C. chamber of
The school of commerce la the sec
ond largest school In the college. The
school aims to train students in bus
iness efficiency and leadership. The
course for all underclassmen la much
the same but upporclaasmcn have
their choice of majoring in general
business, banking and finance, adver
tising and selling, secretarial train
Ing, economics and sociology, or mar
kets and marketing.
Refunding Bonds Are
Sold to Portland House
At the special meeting of the board
of directors of School District No. 1
of Heppner held on Friday evening
last for the purpose of opening bids
on the sale fo the $40400 refunding
bonds of the district, the bid of the
Commerce Mortgage Securities Com
pany of Portland was accepted by
the board the price offered being
$102.10, or a premium of $40. Their
bid was the best offered, and was con
sidered a good sale by the board.
Other bond houses presenting bids
were Lumbermens Trust Co., $100.81;
Hugh McGuire, $100.41; Western
Bond 4 Mortgage Co., $101.25; Geo.
H. Bmnn, Conrad & Broom, $100.39.
The proceedings were handled thru
the bond depsrtment of the Commerce
Mortgage Securities Company.
Some Fear That Wheat
Is Damaged By Cold
Because of the heavy freeze com
ing before the snow fell, many farm
ers of the county are apprehensive
lest the wheat may be pretty badly
damaged, and much reseeding may
prove necessary. Just to what ex
tent, however, the grain may be hurt
cannot be ascertained at this time,
nd there is still hope thBt the grain
was, in most parts of the county, far
enough along to save it from aerious
injury from the cold.
A heavy fall of snow before the
cold snap set in would have proved
a blessing in at least two ways a
protection from the freezing weather
and a help in storing needed mois
ture. Reports from Umatilla county
state that similar conditions prevail
thoro, and the fanning community
protty much worried over the
prospects as they stand at present.
HARDMAN NEWS ITEMS.
The next meeting of the literary
society will be held next Friday, De
cember 26th. The program for this
meeting will consist of negro play,
etc. This promises to be a very good
The Knlghtcns were delightfully
surprised Sunday evening when a
number of frienda dropped in to
spend the evening. Everyone had a
very enjoyable time. An oyster sup
per was served about midnight. Sev
eral sleighs went out from Hnnlman.
Everyone In Hardman is looking
forward to the big Christmas dance
to be given December 24.
For the past several days the ther
mometer stayed near the xero mark.
School was dismissed for several days
because it was impossible to make
the school house comfortable. It was
reported to be 20 below xero hero nt
Vacation will begin in the tlnrdmnn
schools next Thursday and will last
until January 5th. The teachers and
pupils who live out of town will go
to their respective homes.
Pedigreed pups for sale; German
police, from prizo winning stock. Ad
dreaa D. B. Boone, Roseburg, Oregon.
W. E. Pruyn returned on Tuesday
from Portland where he waa called
on business the first of the week.
Mrs. A, D, McMurdo returned on
Sunday from Portland where she
apent a fow days the past week.
LOCAL H I
Heppner ia getting her share of
the xero weather. It warmed up a
bit on Sunday, Monday the sun was
bright and beautiful, but it keeps
colder and the mercury is dropping
all the while and hovering around r.ix
and eight degrees below during the
nights. Stockmen are feeding, but
with plenty of hay there will be no
suffering of the flocks and herds. The
ice man is reaping his harvest and
an abundance of good clear ice is
being stored away for the worm days
of summer. Really nothing much to
complain about so long as the fuel
man will take a standoff.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Finch, teachers
in the Heppner schools, departed by
car on Tuesday afternoon, their des
tination being Ashland, where they
will spend the holidays with the par
ents of Mr. Finch. Other teachers of
the school accompanying them were
Chas. Smith, going to Portland, Miss
Elizabeth Carlton to Corvallis, Miss
Josephine Kirtley to Eugene and Miss
Annabel Denn to Roseburg, all to be
absent from Heppner during the hol
Ben Boone was in the city for a
short time Wednesday, being on his
way to Milton to join his father, C.
C. Boone, who has been visiting there
for some weeks and attending a bro
ther who is quit seriously ill. Ben
was going through by car and has ex
perienced some pretty tough weather
on the trip.
Bob Wightman received some eevere
injuries at the farm Tuesday morn
ing. He waa slopping the hoga when
they made a rush at him and tripped
him up. It was thought that his
shoulder was dislocated by the im
pact with the frozen ground and he
will be laid up for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Crawford ar
rived last evening from Portland to
spend Christmas with relativea here.
Mr. Crawford will return to the city
after a day or so, but Mrs. Crawford
nnd daughter, Miss Nan, will remain
for a more extended visit,
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Darland of
Homestead. Oregon, are vsiiting with
relatives and friends In this city.
Mrs. Darland was formerly Mise Ai
lene Sprouls of Heppner. They ex
pect to return home after the holi
days. Garnet Barratt left yesterday
morning for Portland to spend
Christmas with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Barratt. Mrs. Barratt and
Billy went below last week and Mr.
Barratt is joining them in the city.
Mercury around 11 degrees and
more below xero ,and hanging on day
oftor day ia freezing the Columbia
river at The Dalles. It is reported
that the Deschuttes Is also frozen
over in that vicinity.
Anson Wright wos down from his
home near Hardman on Monday.
There ia no less winter out his way
than about Heppner, and if anything
the weather is somewhat colder up
toward the foothills.
Mrs. John Wightman and daughter.
Miss Anna, went to l'ortlnnd on Sat
urday and will spend the Christmas
holidays with Miss Hess lluddleston
who Is making her home In that city
for tho winter.
Mr. and Mra. Will J. Hughes of
Pendleton and Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Hughes of Portland were here over
Tuesday to attend the funeral of the
late John Hughes, their father.
W. H. Pailbcrg waa shopping
around town yesterday from his
home in Clnrks canyon. Plenty of
cold weather out in hit locality.
Mrs. Frank Farnsworth
Is Burned to Death
Coming as a shock to friends and
relatives in Morrow county was the
news of the death of Mrs. Frank
Farnsworth of Riverside, Wash., on
Tuesday night. The report stated
that Mrs. Farnsworth was burned to
death in a fire that consumed the res
idence and most of the personal ef
fects of the family. Complete de
tails of the catastrophe have not been
received at this time.
Mrs. Farnsworth was a former
Morrow county girl, having been born
on Rhea creek. Her maiden name was
Miss Ethel Stewart. Mr. Farnsworth
is the eldest son of Mrs. Kahterine
Farnsworth of this city. Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Beymer, brother-in-law
and sister of Mr. Farnsworth, left for
Riverside Wednesday afternoon to
assist their brother in his distress.
The body will probably be brought to
Heppner for burial.
NOTES FROM HEPPNER HL
All the class basketball games have
been played and practice for the
school team will begin as soon as
school opens again.
The junior class gave a dance last
Friday evening at the home of Wil
liam Bucknum. A larre crowd at
tended and an enjoyable evening was
A Christmas tree and muscial pro
gram was held at the high school
Tuesday afternoon. Immediately af
ter the program candy and presents
were distributed. After the program
all the teaehers except Mr. Hedrick
left on their vacation.
School will reopen Monday, Jan. 6.
"Children of Many Lands," an en
tertainment full of interest to both
young and old, will be given at the
Methodist Community church on
Christmas night. Over sixty beauti
fully colored slides portraying the
life of the lands of the whole world
will be shown. The presenting of
the views will be interspersed with
Ihristmas music under direction of
Mrs. Bessie Gibb. The entertainment
will be entirely free, and the public
ia cordially invited to attend.
W. J. Spillman of the United States
Department of Agriculture, one of
best posted men in the United States
on agricultural economics, will ad
dress a meeting of farmers at The
Dalles Friday, January 2. This meet
ing will be held at the Wasco county
court house, and will start at 1:80
p. m. It Is understood that Mr. Spill
man's subject will be "Forecasting
Price Levels of Agricultural Prod
ucts." Mr. Spillman is a keen student
of agricultural conditions and is well
informed on agriculture in the Pa
cific Northwest. In 1899, by crossing
Jones Fife and Little Club he devel
oped the hybrid wheata that are now
so widely grown. He was for a num
ber of years on the staff of tha Wash
ington State college experiment sta
tion. Miss Kathleen Monahan, a student
this winter at Mt. Angel, Oregon, ar
rived home Saturday and is spending
the Christmas vacation season with
her parents, Mr. and Mra. Frank Mon
ahan, Chas. Latourell made a trip to
lloardman Sunday, returning Mon
day. He found the traveling a little
By C. E. SPENCE, Market Agent.
Inaccurate scales, bad order sacks,
foul dockage and smut lay heavy toll
on the grain growers of Oregon and
elaewhere and they are the causes of
many differences and misunderstand
ings between growers and buyers.
There is absolutely no excuse for
unreliable and inaccurate scales. The
state provides experts who will test
all acales used for weighing grain or
other products that are bought and
sold. There is no charge for the
testing and therefore no excuse for
the large variations which too often
occur between the country and the
Many assume that scales are accu
rate that have not been tested or
checked for months, or possibly years,
against standard weights for accu
racy. In country elevators and ware
houses they should be tested and
checked at least twice a year, and
preferably more often. When out
weighta are accurate it is compara
tively easy to establish a check upon
weighta received at the terminal
market, and in case of discrepancy
to afford a basis on which to file
claims for losses. Terminal acales
receive particular attention as re
gards accuracy, being tested several
times during the year by and aganist
standard weights, which have been
tested and certified by the U. S. Bu
reau of Standards. Because of the
unreliability of many country scales
many buyers prefer to make pur
ehasea from the terminal market
scales at slightly additional cost.
Scale experts in testing and check
ing at local elevators and warehouses
have found those showing variations
aggregating several hundred pounds
to the craload. Often scales are
checked by warehousemen with the
weights that are used with the acales,
which very often results in apparent
ly correct scales giving an incorrect
weight. One case showed an error
of three pounds to the draft, which on
the car of 750 sacks amounted to 450
pounds the amount of grain billed
out that was not put onto the car.
In many places scales have been
found that were balanced by tying
nuts, washers and other articles on
the counterpoise; thumb screws on
poises lost or broken; levers broken
by overloading; platform blocked;
beam box locked and scales not prop
erly boxed, etc.
It costs nothing to have accurate
scales, and much trouble and misun
derstanding can be avoided in having
tnem reliable. Lvery warehouse and
elevator should know their scales are
Leaking From the Hole.
A staggering loss in the aggregate
is the amount of grain that is lost
and wasted because of holes in the
grain aacks, and leaking cars. The
wagon or auto truck starts the stream
from the grain field. Nails, bolts or
broken siding dig into the sacks end
many of the box cars help along the
loss with all kinds of projections. It
is the custom to "plug" these holes
ith paper, burlap, grass, etc., instead
of sewing up the holes or resacking.
nen these leaking sacks are trucked
to and from the scales many of the
"plugs" fall out, and then there is a
stream of grain to the acales and
from the scales to the pile. This is
repeated in moving grain from .he
pile to the cars, and often the leak
age is increased by loading the bot
tom sacks in the car oa edge, result
ing in seam splitting.
Ihis big waste and loss could be
very largely eliminated by a little ex
tra work and attention that would
well pay for itself. Few farmers
would tolerate a like waste on anv
other product. When a sack is torn
repair it permanently, and before
loading in a car see that the car is
free from spikes and slivers that will
tear the sacks.
$1.53 Top Price For
Wheat At Pendleton
During the past week a price of
$1.53 a bushel has been paid for
western white wheat in Umatilla
county, according to statement of H.
w. Collins in the East Oregonian. He
estimated that 200,000 bushels have
been sold during that period. Most
of the sales have been made on a ba
sis of $1.60 "as Is," with some higher
grading lots bringing $1.52 and $1.63.
Mr. Lollins expresses the further
opinion that the wheat is 95 per cent
sold in Umatilla county, only a few
scattering lots are still held by far
mers. "I never saw such an early
cleanup of wheat during the 20 years
i nave Deen in this business," he said.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
C. F. TRIMBLE, Minister, Phone 694
Bible School 9:45. A short pro
gram will be given by the school, the
offering to be sent for benevolent
Morning worship, 11 a. m. Thia is
Membership Day, all members are
invited and urged to be present.
Friends of the church also invited.
Basket dinner will be served at
Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m.
Sermon, 7:30 p. m.
SHEEP OWNERS ATTENTION.
Several hundred tons of hay for
sale, including good block late fall,
winter and spring range. Address Box
383, Hermiston, Oregon,
For Sale Bulbs, Hyacinths, Tulips,
Crocus, Narcissi, Freesias, Calla Lil
lies and Chinese Llllies also take or
ders for cut flowers. Box 72, Arling
Miss Mary Clark arrived home on
Saturday from Eugene, where she is
a student at the University. She will
remnin with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. M. D. Clark during the holiday
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pevine were
shopping in the city on Monday. They
report pretty severe cold weather in
the country north of Lexington.
Cold Weather Keeps Many Away
From County Meeting Here
OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED
Reporta Made by President Wilcox
and County Agent Horse; Paul
V. Maris Principal Speakei
By R. W. MORSE, County Agent.
The annual meeting of the Morrow
County Farm Bureau was held in the
Odd Fellows Hall at Heppner, Satur
day, December 20. Due to the storm
the attendance was small. The morn
ing program was postponed until af
ter dinner, which was served by the
Bethel Chapel in the I.O.O.F. dining
room. Immediately after dinner, a
Bhort report on the work of the Farm
Bureau for the year was given by
President R. B. Wilcox. County Ag
ent Morse made a short report on the
main points of the activiies of his
office during the year.
Paul V. Maris, Director of Exten
sion Service. Oregon Agricultural
College, talked on the history of co
operation in Oregon. He reviewed
cooperative activities for the past
nine years, discussing the success
and failures of the organization that
had come into being, during his time.
The lesson learned in his time, ac
cording to Mr. Maris is that coop
erative efforts must be founded main
ly on business lines. They must have
enough volume to make it worth
while to handle the commodities.
They must be founded along com
modity lines and built from the bot
tom up rather than from the top
down. There is much difference be
tween the romance and actuality of
Due to lack of attendance, the com
mittees on labor and resolutions did
not report, and these matters were
left to the executive committee to
handle. The nominations committee
recommended the re-election of the
president, vice-president and secre
tary and moved that the executive
committee be selected, one member
from each community, by the var
ious communities. R. W. Turner
gave a brief report from the State
Farmers' Union meeting held last
week at The Dalles.
Two Masonic Bodies.
Hold Joint Installation
At Masonic temple Saturday eve
ning, Heppner Lodge No. 69, A. F. &
A. M., held their annual election of
officers. The installation followed
immediately of both the Blue Lodge
and Royal Arch Chapter and' the of
ficers for hte ensuing Masonic year
were inducted into office.
Spencer Crawford, as installing of
ficer for the Blue Lodge, presided
over the ceremonies and John Wight-
man was installed Worshipful Mas
ter; C. J, D. Bauman, Senior Warden;
F. E. Farrior, Junior Warden; Frank
Gilliam, Treasurer; L.W. Briggs, Sec
retary; R. C. Wightman, Senior Dea
con; Harvey Launtz, Junior Dea
A. L. Ayers, Tyler.
The Chapter officers were installed
by Frank Gilliam as follows: Tnos.
Brennan, High Priest; John Her,
King; H. A. Duncan, Scnbr; C. J. D.
Bauman, C. of H.; F. fi. Farrior, R.
A. C; B. B. Kelley. G. C. Aiken and
J. J. Wightman, Masters of Vails;
Harvey Launtz, P. S.; Frank Gilliam
Treasurer; Hanson Hughes, Secre
tary; A. L. Ayers, Sentinel.
STILL IS SECURED.
A still and 12 barrels of mash were
recently seized near Echo by W. F.
Hoskins, state officer. He said today
that the outfit was one of the best
seized in the county and that Walter
Thompson, alias Red Parker, has been
missing from the Echo country since
the still was seized. One of the bar
rels of mash contained a dead jack
rabbit when the mash was emptied,
the officer said. East Oregonian.
By EDGAR A. GUEST
Think of yourself from first to last:
Guard yourself from the wintry blast;
Feed your stomach and quench your thirst;
Feather your nest and feather it first;
Fly to your pleasures and dance them through
There is nobody else in the world but you.
Think of yourself and right or wrong,
Give no thought to the passing throng.
What if your conduct should bring to shame
Those who honor and share your name?
What if they're hurt by the things you do?
Why should their suffering trouble you?
Live for yourself, but don't complain
When you have come to the world's disdain.
Don't return when the night comes on
And wonder where all of your friends have gone.
Carry no burden except your own,
But always be ready to weep alone.
But if you wish for the happy years
And the love of a friend who sees your tears,
And the world's respect and an honored name,
And all the joys which the gentle claim,
You must think of others in all you do
You must think of them first, and last of you.
By Arthur Brisbane
Queer Dangerous Days.
Above the Bandits.
Cheaper Sugar, Please.
Worth Ten Million.
We live in queer, dangerous days.
In Seattle the Government wants to
dismantle an innocent looking broad
casting station. Every evening a
lady, the wife of the proprietor, sent
through the air a beautiful bed-time
story. What could be purer, more
The Government says MANY things
could be more innocent, for the bed
time story sent out contained code
information for bootleggers. That'i
Every week a firm on Long Island
sends a $5,000 payroll to Ney Jersey
by flying machine. The idea it to
keep above the bandits. In due time
bandits also will get flying machines
just as they got high-powered auto
President Coolidge is considering
the tariff on sugar. That tariff, to
high, it a hardship on our friends in
Cuba. Cuba complains that it is
higher than it 'need be to give profit
to sugar growers in the United
Sugar is necessary to the health
and growth of children, necessary,
also, by the way, to those who obey
the Constitution and do their dis
tilling inside of their own bodies.
The President undoubtedly will set
tle the sugar question having in mind
the needs of millions of American
This story comes from Ann Arbor
concerning the magnificent Univer
sity of Michigan. Twenty yeara ago
a mining property at Li go ma, On
tario, was deeded to the university.
The giving of the mine was then
looked upon as a joke; it hadn't any
But the Board of Regents of the
university will soon give detailt of
thfr- discovery that the mine it worth
ten million dollars.
That will do two things. It will
put the ten million dollars, through
the university, into the building of
better brains. A good use for tha
It will give sharks that live on
fools a text to use in the selling of
woxtbJess mining stock. "
Edison has his mind on flying. May
it be many years before he starts hit
The helicopter will let men rise
straight up from the earth. Eaglet
can't do that.
We shall fly at speed undreamed
of now and the flying machine wilt
revolutionize civilization. 4t
All that he says is true and much
more. But the revolution in civiliza
tion will come in men's brains, and
come slowly. It won't come through
machinery, although that will help.
Men invented machines that ought
to have freed the slaves. But they
fastened wage slaves to the machines.
They invented flying machines, and
their first real use was dropping T.
N. T. and poison gas on other white
men and on savages.
Science moves swiftly, the brain
moves slowly, and civilization moves
slowly with it.
. Dr. D. E. Gerin, f France, on his
way to America, should have as warm
a ylcome as we usually reserve for
princes and others that never did a
Dr. Gerin comes to demonstrate a
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