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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1925.
Principal In Millionaire Orphan Death Quiz
h s - -
A hove are Mr. and Mrs. TV. P
Shepherd of ("hiracrci, foster par
tnti of Wm. MrClintook, the youth
ful heir to tfi.OOO.Oi'O who died from
tvphnid fever while his fiancee.
Mif Isabc-lSe Pope (below), waited
outside the door with a marriage
license. The will left all to the
Shepherds, except tS.000 a year to
Miss Pope. So much talk followed
that the authorities stepped in to
learn if there were any ulterior
Also An Empire.
Segregate Your Hens.
Our American Mountains.
Why Cheat Rail Workers?
First National Bank, Roads 5.7S3.48
F. A S. Nat. Bank, Roads 843.43
Bank of lone, Roads 624.81
Arlington Bank, Roads 291.93
Coort met in Tegular session on
Wednesday, January 7, 1925, with all
officers present, when among others
the following proceeding were had,
Court approved the bonds of the
Clerk. Deputy Clerk, Sheriff. Deputy
Sheriffs, Superintendent, Assessor,
Justices of the Peace and Constables.
W. 0. Bayless was appointed the
Road Viewer for the year 1925.
Court read the road petition of A,
H. Nelson et a!., and appointed Otto
Rhul to act with the regular viewers
and set Monday, the 12th day of Jan
uary, 1925, as the date, for making
Court appointed George McDuffee
the truant officer for the year 1925.
Court appointed W. M. Avers as
Janitor of the Court House,
Court ordered the unexpended bal
ance in the Fair Fund to be trans
ferred to the General Road Fund.
The claim of George Mitchell for
$1.37 for road work was denied.
Court approved the report of the
auditor Max Crandall, who audited
the books of the Clerk. Sheriff and
Court made the selection of the
jury list for the year 1925.
The list of judges and clerks of
elections for the ensuing two years
The patrolmen for the different
road districts were selected.
The Court made an appropriation
of $2500.00 for use in field demonstra
tion work under the provisions of
section 9031 Oregon Laws, same to
be paid monthly.
Court approved, continued or re
jected the claims presented against
Morrow county according to notations
The following claims were ordered
paid and warrants drawn:
TV. C. Williams, General $
Wm. Hill, General
A. P. Ayers, No. 2
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co., B4
Jack Bullard, No. 1
R. S. Lamoreaux, No. 1
A. D. Saling, No. 1
Pyle & Grmies, B4
State Acci. Com., Roads
C. E. Glasgow, SpL 1
Jake Dexter, No .14
W. L. McCaleb, General
J. W. Kirschner, Roads
W. O. Bayless, Roads
J. 0. Hager, General
Gilliam 4 Bisbee, Roads
H. L. Rasmussen, Bridge ......
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co., B4
Union Oil Co., General
Giant Powder Co, General
Highway Com, General
Martin Reid, General
F. S. Parker, General
E. G. Noble, General
Howsrd Cooper Co, General
W. B. Howsrd, No. 1
Bert Allen, No. 1
F. L. Wait, No. 1
Turo-A-Lum Luna. Co, No. 1
W. E. Fiteh, No. 4
Dan McDevitt, No. 4
T. E. Peterson, No. 14
Roy Brown, No. 15 ,,,,
W. W. Kilcup, No. 17
Jas. D. Brown, No. 17 .
Claude White, No. 4
J. 8. Beckwith, Cir. Ct.
A. W. Osmin, et al, Cir. Ct
Pyle Grimes, Roads
John Rose, No. 19
Bute Acci. Com, No. 19
F. E. Psrker, No. 19
Robt. Harris, No. J.9
C. B. Orai, Sealer
H. W. Grim, Poor
W. W. Smead. Treasurer
W. T. Scott, Overseer
A. D. McMurdo. Physician
Lydis Ritchie, Wid. Pen.
Rebecca Knight, Wid. Pen.
Minnie Zochert, Wid. Pen.
Dorothy Patterson, Wid. Pen.
Millie Haney, Wid. Pen.
E. W. Gordon, Poor
Ida Fletcher, Poor
A. J. Cook, Poor
Jess Kirk, Poor
K. E. Parker, No. 19
L. D. Neill, Watermsster
National Surety Co, Bands
C. A. Minor, Bonds -
Pec. TcL Tel. Co, Cur. Ex.
Ona Niemi, Ejection
W. F. Barnett, Election
Heppner Trfr. Co, Election
J. E. Smith, County Court
Walter Mstteson, Sheriff
Geo. McDuffee, Jail-Sheriff...
Clan Prudhomme, Office -
Irwin-Hodson Co, Office
Remington Typa. Co, Clerk -
Lena S. Shurte, Supt.
Gilliam ft Bisbee, Ct. Hse. ...
Thomson Bros, Ct. Use.
M. I). Clark. Ct. Hse.
Humphreys Drug Co, Ct Hse
Peoples Hdw. Co, Ct Hse. .
Heppner Light Co, Ct Hse.
J. J. Wlghtman, Poor
M. L Case, Poor ,
J. 0. Hager, Poor .. ,
H. Schwsrs, Poor .
A. Rood, Br, Pour
E. 11. Frank. Cir. Ct.
Tillle Duncan, Cir. Ct
Heppner Hotel, Cir. Ct
A. L. Cornett Jus. Ct
Wm. T. Campbell, Insane ......
County Agent - -
G. A. Bltwkman, County Ct
L. P. Davidson, County Ct
Sunday is to be a great day in the
Lexington Church of Christ The
program will consist of Bible School.
10 a. m.; Communion, 11 a. m.; Roll
Call. 11:20 a. m, morning sermon,
11:30 a. m, subject "The Old Time
Religion;" basket dinner, 1 p. m.:
sermon. 2:30: C. E. rally, 6:30; ser
mon, "Almost Pursuaded," 7:30. Spec
ial music throughout the day. Or
chestra at evening service. Fellow
ship dinner at noon. Everyone
cordially invited to come.
Hiss McNeil and Mrs. Gerald White
entertained at their home Monday
night with a five hundred party. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lu
cas, Mr. and Mrs. Robt Fortner, Mr.
and Mrs. B. H. Grady, Mr. and Mrs.
Alva Jones, Mrs. Rolfe Paquain, Tom
Barnett, Miss McNeil and Mrs. Ger-
Id White. Those winning prizei
were, Mrs. Lucas and Mr. Grady, first
prizes, and Uncle Tom Barnett was
the lucky winner of the booby prize.
The get-together meeting of the
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs which was
held here January 8th, was a very en
joyable affair. A large crowd was
present and every one had a good
time. The next meeting will be
Heppner on February 4th.
Miss Bernice Haynes and Miss
Inez Locke from Bingen, Wrash, were
guests over the week-end at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Shaw. Cletus
Nichols and Hughie Shaw brought
the young ladies out from Hood
Miss Dora Cutsforth and brothers
Oral and Aubrey were called to Salem
last Friday by the serious illness of
their mother, Mrs. Tom Custforth.
It is reported that Mrs. Cutsforth
C. B. Cox and wife and Miss Emma
Stanford, sister of Mrs. Cox, depart
ed by auto Sunday morning, their
destination being Southern Califor
nia. They expect to go aa far south
as Tia Juana, Mexico. Miss Stanford,
who has been visiting here for sever-
months, is returning to her home
at Galax, Va, but will make a atay in
Southern California for a month or
Mr. and Mra. Cox will return
home about the middle of February.
By Arthur Brisbane)
D. A. Wilson went to Pendleton
on Wednesday where he was called
on matters of business.
(Continued from Pint Fagv)
Within a short time, tars C. D.
Barney, aviation expert, and member
of the British Fartiament, the farth
est point of the British Empire will
b within twenty-four hours of Lon
don by flying machine.
Uncle Sara, please take notice.
This is also an empire. Is it as far
from the south end of Florida to the
north end of Alaska, and from Bar
Harbor, Maine, to San Diego?
The country is gradually waking up
to our flying machine situation, and
it NEEDED to wake up.
Secretary Wilbur gives this infor
mation. Five hundred airplanes of
the navy are useless. And even the
remaining 224 that can fly, more or
less, are alt out of date.
Do you keep chickens? Keep them
away from other chickens if you can
Europe has sent here a poultry plague
for which there is no known cure.
Congress voted $100,000 to fight it,
Rigid quarantine will help the situa
Segregate your chickens, and be
ware how you eat raw vegetables, un
less cleaned with greatest thorough
ness, which isn t easy.
Be cautious, especially about raw
lettuce. The French alone know how
to prepare that plant, grown in open
fields, often with barnyard manure
carrying typhoid germs.
Every leaf should be separated
from every other leaf and carefully
washed. The salad should be mixed
in a big bowl, turned over and over.
well fatigued, as the French put
it, until every part- of every leaf has
some of the vinegar on it. Vinegar
With vegetables thoroughly boiled,
there is, of course, no cause to fear
There is to be a double-header bas
ketball game Saturday, the 17th, the
Boardman boys and girls vs. the Lex-
ington boys and girls. These games
will be played at Lexington's gym,
Earnest Frederickson has gone to
Salem where he has secured a posi
tion in the Cherry City Flour mill,
Mrs. Frederickson and girls will move
to Salem later on.
The double-header basketball game
here last Saturday between Arlington
and Lexnigton teams resulted in Lex
ington winning both games.
Mrs. Harry Dinges and little son
Danny, left on Sunday morning for
Portland to visit friends and rela
tives. Mrs. Delia Mobley and Mrs. John
Bryson of lone were visitors at the
Wm. Barnett home here Thursday.
A large erowd of lone people at
tended church at the Christian church
here Sunday night.
Miss Opal Leach, who has been at
tending O. A. C, returned to her home
Mrs. Ev aLane is a guest this week
at the Arthur Parker home near
C. J. Thornton of Echo was calling
i Lexington friends Saturday and
George McMillan returned Satur
day from a two-weeks visit in Port
Ture Peterson of Eight Mile was a
business visitor in Lexington Monday.
Mrs.vLee White of Ukiah was call
ing on friends in Lexington Tuesday.
Elmer Hunt was a business visitor
in Pendleton Saturday.
There is to be a Valentine dance
here February 13th.
Hardman News Items.
The basketball game with Lexing
ton for Friday evening, January 16,
has been called off by Lexington.
The girls have been practicing bas
ketball lately. The boys have been
playing in the evening and the girls
This week Is semester exams. Sev
eral of the students had exemptions
in all subjects. The following are
those who had such exemptions: Ha
bert McDonald, Civics, Eng. Ill, High
er Arithmetic and Med. Hist.; Hazel
McDonald, Civics, Eng. Ill, Higher
Arithmetic and Med. Hist.; Hazel
Hays. Geometry, Caesar, Eng. Ill,
General Science; Alice Keithley,
Caesar, Eng. Ill, Amer. Hist.. Civics,
Bookkeeping; Lucy Williams, Caesar,
Eng. Ill, Amer. Hist., Civics, Book
keeping; Lee Merrill, Caesar, Eng.
Ill, Amer. Hist.. Civics, Physic.
The mothers of the grade school
will give the dance supper on the
The New Haven Railroad wants to
stop bus lines in Rhode Island be
cause they compete. That seems
While respectable gentlemen in
Wall Street were gutting the New
Haven Railroad, Tobbing old women
and children that had all their money
invested in it, they squandered mil
lions on trolley lines, etc.
That was all right, because the rail
road did it.
But now private individuals that
own their omnibuses want to carry
citizens that own their public high
ways and want to be carried. The
railroads say you musn t DO it; it
interferes with us.
What about flying machines, which
will soon give REALLY cheap trans
portation Will the New Haven de
cide that it owns the air, and ask
convenient courts for injunctions to
keep the people of the United States
from flying on their own atmosphere?
In generations to come, men and
governments more nearly civilized
will allow no children to develop
stunted bodies and deformed minds
in city slums. They will fly to the
high lands of Nevada, New Mexico,
Arizona, Colorado, to all parts of the
American mountain paradise of health
There they will develop into real
men and women. The United States
will breed its own strong people, no
longer depending on Europe as it does
now for constant supplies of fresh
Our mountains will supply the
fresh blood, and men grown there
will supply the workers, not handlers
of picks and shovels, but workers
with brains and machines.
The bill to raise the pay of hard
working post office employees may
be defeated because somebody is ac
cused of trying to get it through by
What of that? Thousands of un
derpaid postal employees know noth
ing about the bribery, and had noth
ing to do with it. The bribery story
sounds rather fishy.
The only question for Congress to
decide is whether or not the men that
do the hard work in .the post office
DESERVE decent pay, whether or
not Uncle Sam should set a good ex
ample, paying his servants properly,
a mean, stingy, unworothy exam
ple, cheating his own employees that
he may keep down the taxes of rich
THAT'S THE REAL QUESTION.
justness of an income tax. I can
conceive of no fairer, squarer method
of taxation than that of taxing a
small percentage from each of those
ho enjoy a net profit by reason of
the operation of law and the protec
tion of government. The state tax
commission for 1923 estimated that
the collection of tho income tax for
that year would yield $1,250,000. We
actually collected $1,794,363.93. .It
11 be possible to collect $500,000
more, which is still due from delin
quent income taxes for 1923. Should
collections be made from corporations
accordance with the decision of
Justice McCourt of the Oregon su
preme court, we estimate that $1,000,
000 additional could be collected.
You should pass an act making pos
sible the collection of all delinquen
cies for the year 1923. The law was
upon the statute books during that
year, and the amount due under the
law should be paid into the state
treasury by those who were fortunate
enough to have a net income during
that time, when so many were paying
their taxes out of capital accumula
ed in former years.
I still believe that the best income
tax law that could be passed in Ore
gon would be one similar to that in
South Carolina, under which the in
come taxpayer contributes to the
state one-third of the amount he
pays to the national government.
The injustice of Oregon assessment
laws may be brought forcibly home
by a few illustrations:
The 1913 assessment of the county
of Multnomah was $308,682,515,
elusive of utilities. In the eleven
years since blocks upon blocks of new
buildings have been constructed lr
the great metropolis within that coun
ty. Thousands of beautiful homes
have been erected, hundreds of new
industries have been established,
bank deposits have doubled, and the
population has increased by more than
100,000. The building permits issued
have amounted to $140,000,000, yet
the assessor of Multnomah county re
turns a property assessment for 1924
of only $293,942,180, exclusive of util
ities, which is $14,740,335 less than
that of eleven years ago. Multnomah
county voted to repeal the income
tax law by a majority of 22,127.
I have in mind a corporation for
which the owners were offered $3,
250,000. The property of this corpor-
ation is assessed at $700,000. Another
property, worth perhaps $4,000,000,
and earning a net income of approxi
mately $800,000, is assessed for $500,
000. I have in mind, also, a property
worth $40,000. which is assessed at
$2,500, and coming down to residences
the assessor of Multnomah county
stated this year that he thought they
were assessed in that eounty at about
25 per cent of their value.
In one county sheep are assessed
at $6, while in the adjoining county
they an assessed for only $3. Cattle
are assessed in one county at $35, and
across the line in the next county at
$20. There is no way under the pres
ent law by which an equalization
can be made. I plead with you to
pass the necessary legislation to rec
tify these wrongs.
I call your attention to the report
of the tax investigating committee,
of which Mr. I. N. Day was chairman.
An excellent bill was presented by
that committee and considered by the
joint committee on assessment and
taxation at the session of 1923. I ask
that this bill again be introduced, and
I hope that it will receive your spec
ial consideration at this session.
I have urged economy in every de
partment of state government. Some
publications of this state have re
peatedly charged that expenses have
increased in many departments, and
that additional automobiles have been
purchased for the use of state offl- j
cials. The number of automobiles
and trucks has increased in no de
partment under the control of the
governor except three light autos
used exclusively in the prohibition
The annual increase of insane in
Oregon is nearly 100, and approxi
mately the same for feeble-minded.
In fact, the number of inmates in all
state institutions has grown with the
increase in state population until to
day 600 more individuals receive di
rect state aid and care in state insti
tutions than at the time I was elect
ed to the office of governor. Notwith
standing this increase in population,
every department under the state
board of control has returned to the
state treasury a surplus from the ap
propriations made two years ago. The
total amount returned is approxi
State Fund Deposits.
In accordance with the report of
the retiring state treasurer. Mr. Jet
ferson Myers, it is recommended that
the depositing of state funds be open
for competition among the banks of
the state. It would increase state in
come from this source approximately
It is also recommended that the
state treasurer b authorised by law
to purchase at par all certificates is
sued by the stat emergency board.
Also that all bonds Uttuetf by the
state of Oregon, or by any of its sub
divisions, be serial bonds, which
would prevent the necessity of invest
ing sinking funds.
FARMERS COULD CUT
BIG DOCKAGE COSTS
(Continued from Fint Pace)
of the crop years 1921-24 to be the
equivalent of 480,653' bushels of
wheat; smut dockage the equivalent
of 655,326 bushels, or a total of 1,
035,979 bushels of wheat, with an ap
proximate value as wheat of $800,000,
exclusive of handling and freight
This fs an enormous economical
loss, and one of the losses the grow
ers should remedy. Wheat should be
cleaned at the threshers of the foul
dockage, and the country elevators
should be equipped for smut cleaning.
This would eliminate middle expen
ses and charges that take heavy toll
of the grain grower.
Gilliam & Bisbee's
j& Column j&
FOR THE BOBBIES
County Affent Morse went to Pen
dleton Wednesday to attend the meet-
ins; of the btate Wool Growers asso
January Clearance Hale of all win
ter hats at half and less. MKS. M. L.
CI' K KAN 'S MILLINERY SHOPI'E,
They are the best that
Velocipedes and Kiddie
Kars for the Kids.
Enterprise vacuum bot
tles that will keep Christ
mas warm and the 4th of
Community Silver and
high grade aluminum
ware for Christmas.
Gilliam & Bisbee
Hardware - Implements
We ha v it, will get k or
it it not made.
Come in and see our
"Before and After
A prize book of sug
gestions for making a
modern home out of
the old house, with
Heppner, Lexington. lone
Kerosene, Oils, Differential, Transmission, Cup,
and Axle Greases.
TIEES and TUBES FREE AIR and WATER
30-Day Cash Sale
210 Pairs of Men's, Women's and Children's
Shoes, I will sell at COST.
35c Outing Flannel, 36-in 27 '2c
25c Outing Flannel, 27-in 18c
50c Satteen, 36-in 38c
25c Gingham 20c
, Men's Woolen Underwear at 107o Discount
Ladies' and Children's Underwear at Cost.
$1.85 Men's Overalls $1.70
$2.10 Men's Overalls $1.90
Men's Pants 107o off.
Men's Woolen Shirts 10 off.
$14.50 Leather Coats, now $12.00
Reduction on Most All Canned Goods
W. P. Prophet & Co.
METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
The service at the Methodist Com
munity Church next Sunday morning
will be opened with a love feaat. The
theme will be "Reminificenceg from
Pioneer Missionary Days."
The theme to be presented by the
pastor, "The Temple of God." Thia
will be followed by the administering
of the Sacrament of the Lord's Sup
per. All are welcome to participate.
Subscriptions will be taken in the
service for the Permanent Fund for
CALL FOR COUNTY WARRANTS.
All General Fund Warrants of Mor
row County, Oregon, regintered on or
before September 30th, 1121, will be
paid on presentation at the office of
the County Treasurer on or after
January 22nd, 1925, at which date in
terest on aaid warrants will cease.
Dated at Heppner, Oregon. Janu
ary 8th, 1925.
LEON W. BRIGGS,
Dr. J. H. Johnson of the United
States Bureau of Animal Husbandry,
with headquarters at Eugene, has
been here this week assisting County
Agent Morse in making tubercular
tents of various herds of dairy cattle
They will finish their work this week
There will be a Christian Endeavor
Uniou meeting at Lexington on Sun
day at 6:30 p. m. Kndeavorers from
Heppner, iexingfon and lone are
urged to attend.
for every home
RADIOLA III f 45.25
(Not loud speaking)
RADIOLA III-A M.00
(J100.00 $10 down, (10 per month)
RADIOLA REGENOFLEX .... 190.00
($200.00-130 down, $H.17 per month)
RADIOLA X 260.00
($27O.0O$3O down, $20 per month)
($288.00-$30 down, $21.60 per month)
Prices include cost of delivery and
installation with guarantee and three
months free service.
All RADIOLAS us dry batteries
A big organization extending over
three counties enables us to give real
nervice and satisfaction.
MAURICE A. FRYE
I WISH TO ANNOUNCE to the
public of Heppner and vicinity that
I am the sole proprietor and owner
of the Heppner Packing Company, for
merly the Central Market, having some
three months ago purchased the inter
ests of G. B. and B. F. Swaggart; that
he business is now being conducted by
me and will continue so to be.
I have secured the services of Mr.
Lowell Twitchell, a meat cutter of 15
years' experience, and promise to the
people of this community prompt and
courteous treatment at all times. I
shall keep the best produce the market
affords in my line, and will endeavor to
so conduct the business at all times that
I may merit a just portion of your trade
and trust that I snail have the oppor
tunity of making good.
My prices shall be just as low as it is
posible for me to make them, quality of
produce and service considered.
Heppner Packing Co.
E. L. KIRK, Prop.
Closing Out Sale
Entire stock must be disposed of at once.
ALL 75c RECORDS SPECIALLY
Everything in Musical Instruments
Odd Fellows Building
Courtesy to You
In all matters however large or small
Is the end toward which we strive.
Anyone can accept business pleasantly
you know THAT.
If for any reason we DO have to say "no"
We can be courteous about the refusal,
Did you know THAT?
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Heppner Bank Oregon
Thursday and Friday, January 1 5 and 1 6
la "Qhe Cheat'
New laurels in new fields screenland's
Cleopatra in a story of sympathetic appeal.
1 Also Our Gang in "CRADLE ROBBERS"
Saturday, January 1 7
FRED THOMPSON in
"THE SILENT STRANGER"
Fred Thompson, a new star with our pa
trons, is the world's champion athlete, and
his pictures are giving satisfaction every
place on account of the pep, action and the
thrills he puts into them. In his pictures he
uses his wonderful horse, "Silver King," a
most remarkably well trained animal. You
will be well entertained.
Also Mack Sennett Comedy
Sunday and Monday, January 1 8 and 1 9
BETTY C0MPS0N in
"WOMAN TO WOMAN"
From the play by Michael Morton.
t You will like Betty Compson as the Par
isian dancer and as the mother who makes
any necessary sacrifice for her child.
Also Felix in "BAFFLED BY BANJOS"
Monday night, in addition to the above
pictures, without extra cost, the Girls' Re
serve and the Second Grade will enact the
legend of "The Pied Piper of Hamclin," a
most delightful little entertainment.
No show on Tuesdays and Wednesdays un
til February 17th