The Gazette-Times I rtcal Society PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 41, Number 43. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year i . . . , 3 WILL SEEK HELP Meeting Held at Lexing ton Monday Discusses Damage to Crops. STEPHENS SPEAKER Extent of Damage Variously Eatimat nS i Committee Appointed to Seek Financial Aid for Reaeedlng. By R. W. MORSE, County Agent. A wheat grower, meeting waa held at Lexington Monday evening Janu ry 19, to diicuaa the extent of dam age done by the recent cold weather and the poasibilitiea of financing far mera who will have to reseed. D. E. Stephens, auperintendent of the Moro Station, who had apent the day with the County Agent in checking over fields in the north end of the eounty, duscussed the situation aa he had found it that day. While many fields will need reseeding, according to Mr. Stephens, it was impossible at this time to say definitely on a large part of the acreBge. Mr. Stephens advises watching wheat fields very closely, and if with favorable weather, a marked improvement in the fields Is not seen in the next week or ten days, it will need re-seeding. Where soil conditions are right for real early seeding, Mr. Stephens recommended reseeding winter wheata as soon as the damage can be definitely deter mined. Turkey Red aeeded by Febru ary 15, so that it will get up by March 1 will mature and probably give a greater yield than any spririg wheat that could be planted. In aome fields it will be necessary to harrow and work the ground over, while in others the ground ia in good shape at the present time for reseeding. Where the stand is very poor and weeds are prevalent, he recommended discing and harrowing. Regarding varieties to use when reseeding hybrid or forty-fold, federation or hard federation or bluestem should be used. For re seeding turkey red wheats, marquis or Red Bobs are recommended. Spring grain should be sown early, any time between now and the first of March was recommended by Mr. Stephens. A number of farmera were called upon to estimate the damage done to their wheat crop, and there was a wide difference of opinion regarding the extent of damage. The prevail ing opinion, however, was that a large number of the fields will have to be ' reseeded. On the question of financing farm ers for reseeding, a committee eon aistlng of R. L. Uenge, J. 0. Turner, Emit Carlson, Roy Campbell and Ed Rietmann was appointed and the fol lowing resolution waa reported by them and adopted unanimously by the meeting: WHEREAS, Morrow Countr has ben viltd by a period of unuaiiallr cold weath er and the whrat crop in the count, ha. been striouil, damaged, and, WHKKKAg, from tnvaatiiationi shown, It will be nrrmury to rested from bo to 76 per cent of the wheat acreace of the coun ty, and, WHEREAS, this ml.fortun. follows up on a year when the farmers have had leas than a half crop, and it is impoBiiibl for many farmers to purchase seed wheat with which to mwd their fields, HE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That this situstiun be laid before the Governor of the State of Oregon and the Legialsture now In session, and an appeal be made for Immediate aanlitance 4n the purchase of eed train, and. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED. That the committee at thla time appointed fur nish to the Governor and Legl.lature, as accurate an estimate as poasible of the number of arret of wheat that will be re quired to be reseeded and the extent of aid that is necessary. Another committee consisting of Chas. Swlndig, J. O. Turner, C. R. Gunte! and R. W. Morse waa appoint ed to locate sourcea of aeed and prices, determine the acreage to be reseeded, and the amount of seed needed, and take up with the railway companies the question of reduced rates on seed shipments. School District 50 Has Good Literary Society Some time since the patrons In School District No. 0, known as the Hodsdon district, organized a literary society, and the folka in that com munity have been enjoying some good times together. Numerous debates on questions of Interest have taken place, and there has been some fine entertainments. Another entertain ment is on the way for Friday eve ning, January 30. The feature for last Friday eve ning waa a dancing party at the home of Harvey Miller that was attended by about eighty of the people of the neighborhood. The music was fur nished by Mr. and Mrs. . 0. Turner, and there was a genuine good time with plenty of good eats brought by the partlcipanta. A email fee of fifty cents was charged for the evening and the sum raised goea Into the fund for the painting of the school build ing. Our informant states that one of the best foaturea of the evoning was the entire absence of boose, and those present to enjoy entortainment were pleased that this nuisance did not have to be dealt with. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION, Notice Is hereby givon that on Jan uary 17, 1928, the partnership dolnp, business under the name of Brown & Lowry, was dissolved, F, II. Brown will continue the busi ness and assumes all obligations of the former Arm. All accounts due the firm of Brown & Lowry on that date are due and payable to F, R. Brown, BROWN A LOWRY, By F. R. BROWN. Borl (lurdane was In the city yes terday from Bond, where with his father, Doug Gurdnne, he Is enenirod In business. Ho stntea that while It la a little quiet at Bend this season of the year, buslnena la good and mov ing along satisfactorily. WHOOPING COUGH IS SERIOUS DISEASE Disease, Usually Lightly Regard ed, Ranks Third in Fatalities Among Childhood's Ills. State Board of Health. Whooping cough ranks third In fa talltiea among the communicable dis eases of early childhood. Thia state ment ia made aa a refutation of the prevalent belief that whooping cough is a disease of mild character and of little importance. Scarlet fever has resulted in less than half as many fa talitiea aa whooping cough in the State of Oregon during the last ten years. Not only is whooping cough serioua in itself but not infrequently pulmonary tuberculosis follows in its wake. Whooping cough is prevented with the greatest difficulty. Typhoid fever, smallpox, diphtheria and scarlet fever have been conquered and measures are available for their complete con trol. " We know that whooping cough is caused by a definite germ and we know how it Bpreads. But just as long as parenta keep on thinking that the disease ia a mild disorder and hence maintain Indifference to the efforts of health officials to check its spread, just ao long will epidemics continue to exact their toll of young Uvea. Another reason for lack of con trol ia that often the disease ia not recognized, for the well known "whoop" may not occur until a week or even two weeks after the onset. In the meantime the child is spread ing the infection all over the neigh borhood, for it ia during this period that the disease is most contagious. This fact emphasizes the necessity for keeping a child, suffering with what may aeem to be just an ordinary cold, at home and away from other children. A cold may be the first sign of whooping cough or it may mark the beginning of any one of aeveral infectious diseases. Whooping cough is spread ONLY through contact with the fresh aecre- tiona of the nose and mouth cf an other person suffering with the dis ease. The prevention of whooping cough consista in keeping all children with colds away from other children. This is a matter solely within the control of parents. Take precautions with your child and insist on your neigh bor doing likewise. It is a State lnw that you report all caies of wh'oop ing cough to the health officer. A vaccine has been developed; while it seems to help little in pre venting the disease, it is of consid erable value in reducing the severity of the disease. Don't trifle with whooDine coutrh But give it expert care. ' Both the boys' and girls' games played here between Arlington and Heppner higb schools last Saturday evening resulted in victories for the Heppner teams. The girls' game which waa played first was a good one and the girla on both teams played hard. At the close of the game the score stood 8-9 in Heppner'a favor. The boys' game was also a fast one, the Arlington team had good floor work but aeemed to be unable to make the baskets. The final score was 32-16 in Heppner'a favor. The next basketball game of the season will be played with Lexington at Lexington next Friday. This is ex pected to be one of the best games of the aeason. The student body and faculty of Heppner high school wish to thank the B. P. O. E. for the enjoyable eve ning which they spent last Saturday at the dancing party given the high schoola and teachers by them. Last Friday ended the first semes ter. Registration started Monday. ine Ireshles displayed their small 1 green pnenant Tuesday morning. This is .a amall pennant-shaned piece of ' cloth twenty-four inchea lone' bear. ' ing ineir class numerals. The sophomores have elected their claaa officers for the semester. Presi dent, Victor Groshens; vice-president, i-ouise Thomson; secretary, Shirley Prophet; treasurer, Stanley Minor; sergcant-at-arms, Harold Erwin. Rcbckahs Hold Installa tion of New Officers San Souci Rcbekah lodce of Henn- ner held their installation of officera at I. O. O. F. hall on last Frldny eve ning. Mrs. Lulu Prophet was the in stalling officer and Mrs. Olive Frye waa grand marshal. The installing officers were highly complimented on the manner in which thov handled the work, being able to carry out their pan or tne program without aid of ritual. The officers Installed were: Alice McDuffeo. N. G.t Charlotte Gordon, V. G.j Lillian Turner, sec retary; Clara Slocum, treasurer; Mable Chaffee, warden; Etta Dcvin, conductor; Rubina Corrigall, I. G.; Alice Hnyless, O. G.; Anna Brown, R. S. N. G.; Ella Benge, L. S. N. G.j Alma Devin, R. S. V. G.; Ellon Bu seick. L, S. V. G.: Lulu I'ronhet. chaplain.. Among those from Morrow county attending the meeting of the Oregon Wool Growers at Pendleton last week were Ed Rugg, Andy Rood, L. V. Gen try, James Carty, John Kelly, John Kilkenny, Jo a Kenny, W. P. Mnhoney, R. A. Thompson, R. I. Thompson, W. II. Clovelnnd, Dave Hynd, Garnett Barratt, Ed Nelll, R. W. Morse, Pat Connell, Art Minor, Pete Slavln, Joe Hnyea, Frank Wilkinson and Davo Wilson. Numerous Juniper Canyon folks were in the city the first of the week, attending to business tnnttors and visiting among frlonds. Our reporter notod the following! B. P. Dohorty, Bnrnard Dohorty, Mr, and Mrs. John McDevItt, Dan C. Dohorty and wife, Thoi. Craig and Henry Gorger, THE, SPRING HATCHING By sattereeld LOCAL H ITEMS Com ins: as a surprise to their many friends at Heppner was the marriage of Edmund Buckman, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bucknum, and Miss Fay Ritchie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ritchie. The young people were married at Pendleton on Friday and the announcement of the wedding was made to the home folks on their re turn. Mrs. Bucknum is a graduate of the Heppner high school and ia at present bookkeeper for the Farmers Elevator company of this city. Ed McDaid was here yesterday from his home in Juniper. Better weather conditions prevail down that way now ana the grass Is growing on the hills. Mr. McDaid states that the grain, however, presents a sorry appearance and so far the wanner sunshine has not had the effect of reviving it and he fears that a great deal of the wheat is killed. The literary society in District No. 60 the Hodsdon district are pre paring to give a program and basket social at the schoolhouse on Friday evening, January 30. There will be a good time for all who attend, and the proceeds of the evening will go into the fund for the painting of the school building. A dance will be given January 31 at Hardman for the benefit of the grade school. Everybody invited to come and have a good time dancing on the hardwood floor at I. 0. O. F. hall. Lunch will be served at mid night and there will be good music. M. L. Case, undertaker, has trans formed his hearse into an auto hearse and from now on those who take the final ride up the hill will go in the more modem way, and the necessity of waiting at the foot of cemetery hill will be eliminated. Mrs. Ellen Buseick and son Reid left on Saturday for Portland and have been spending the week in the city. Mrs. Buseick was called to Portland by the illness of her broth er, Robert M. Hart, who is reported to be quite sick. At the annual meeting of the Far mers & Stock growers National bank, held last week, J. W. Beymer was chosen president and Emmet Cochran, vice-president. The directors elected were J. G. Thomson, J. D. French and W. T. Matlock. A case involving the larceny of some wood was heard before Justice Young on Monday. Charles Archer was charged by the State of Oregon with taking wood belonging to John Mclntire, He was acquitted. George Peck of Lexington, wheat grower, estimates that about 50 per cent of the grain is damaged and will require reseeding. Mr. Peck was in the city the first of the week looking after business. Assessor Wells and his assistants, Mrs. Dick Wells and Miss Myra Wells have about completed the extensions on the tax rolls and will have them ready for the tax collector within a few days. Theodore Thomson, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thomson, was re cently bitten by a dog, necessitating his remaining home in bed for a week. He has now fully recovered. High school talent has been work ing on the comedy "When a Feller Needs a Friend" for some weeks past. It is a hummer and will be presented soon. Watch for dates. Mr, and Mrs, A. L. Ayors returned yesterday from Portland, where they have been visiting for the past two weeks. Mrs. Ayers is steadily im proving in health. In the court nt Pendleton the past week Wm. Pcnland of this city was granted a decree of divorce from his wife, Delia Penland on the grounds of desertion. Two boys and a girl were "on the carpet" in juvenile court before Judge Hcnge this week and received some wholesome advice from that officin Lucy McCarter has returned from the Willamette valley, where she vis ited with relatives for a couple of months at Milwaukee and Albany. FOR SALE Fresh milch cow with 3-wecks-old calf. Stock Jersey and i, Your Income Tax. THE exemptions under the rev enue act of 1924 are $1,000 for single persons and $2,600 for mar ried persons living together, and heads of families. In addition a M00 credit is allowed for each per son dependent upon and receiving his chief support from the tax payer, if such person is under 18 years of age or incapable of self support because mentally or phy sically defective. The normal tax rate under the revenue act of 1924 ia 2 per cent on the first $4,000 of net income in excess of the personal exemp tions, credit for dependents, etc., 1 par cent on the next $4,000, and 9 per cent on the balance. Under the preceding act the normal tax rate was 4 per cent on the first $4,000 of net income above the ex emptions and credits, and 8 per cent on the remaining net income. The revenue act of 1924 contains a special provision for reduced taxes which did not appear in previous laws. All net income up to $5,000 is considered "earned income." On this amount the tax payer is entitled to a credit of 25 per cent of the amount of the tax. For example, a taxpayer, single and without dependents, may have received in 1924 a salary of $2,000 and from a real estate transac tion a profit of $3,000. His total net income was $5,000. Without the benefit of the 25 per cent re duction his tax would be $80. His actual tax is $60. From his net income of $5,000 he is allowed a personal exemption of $1,000; the tax of 2 per cent on the first $4, 000 is $80, one-fourth of which, or $20, may be deducted. Shorthorn; third calf. Price $50. Opal E. Clark, Heppner. The three-act comedy farce, "When a Feller Needs a Friend,' will appear soon. Look for announmecents next week. You will be interested in the ad vertisement of the Heppner Packing Company in another column. Look it up. Closing Out Sale of our Oliver Implements Big reduction on Plows, Superior Drills and Repairs. 3-hottom, 14- 16-in Oliver Gang Plows, $139 2-bottom. 14-, 16-in. Oliver Gang Plows, $99 Come in early as our stock will not last long at these prices. Peoples Hardware Co. Elks and Ladies Are Treated to Novel Party There were many unique features of entertainment presented at the Elks party held on last Thursday eve ning and largely attended by the members of the order and their la dies. The affair was in charge of the Elks and their ladies representing the garages of the city, and the decora tions and features of the evening's entertainment took on the air and appearance of those things suggestive of the business. The main attraction was progressive bridge, and fourteen tables were necessary to accomodate the players. The players were taken abvg trip to Portland as they pro gressed and this feature added at traction to the games. The idea was carried out through the luncheon hour, cream being serv ed in oil cans, sugar in Zerolene cans, etc. In the awarding of prizes, Orval Rasmus took first and Harold Cohn second in bridge for the men, and Miss Johnnie Fleet and Mrs. Fred Lucas first and second respectively for the ladies. Mrs. K. K. Mahoney was prize winner in the bingo game. METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH The music in the Methodist Com munity Sunday School will be fur nished by the Junior department, supported by the Junior orchestra. The theme of the pastor for the morning church service will be "The Glory of the Infinite, aa revealed by the microscope." An illustrated theme. Dr. McMurdo reports recent arriv als aa follows: On January 11th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius McLaughlin of Blackhorse, an 11-lb. son; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Steers, Jan. 8th, an 8-lb. boy; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Floreon, Jan. 20th, a daughter. All are doing well. Mrs. Merritt Ingalls who has been sick at Heppner, was sufficiently re covered to return to her home at lone Thursday last. January Clearance Sale of all win ter hats at half and less. MRS. M. L. CURRAN'S MILLINERY SHOPPE Bf WOOL GROWERS Fred W. Falconer of Pen dleton is Again Named Head of Association. OPPOSE CHILD LABOR Phlppa Bill Endorsed; Plan Sought to Free Ranges of Wild Horses. (Pendleton East Oregonian.) What is conceded to have been the! most successful convention of the Oregon Wood Growers' association ever held during the 28 years such , conventions have been held was con cluded here yesterday afternoon when officers for 1925 were elected, reso-, lutions were adopted and other last minute business was transacted. Fred W. Falconer, president for the past two yearB, was unanimously re elected to serve for a third term, and he in turn appointed Mac Hoke sec retary to succeed himself. Other Officers Given. Other officers include K. G. Warner, Pilot Rock, Fred Herrin, Ashland, and Art Minor, Heppner, vice-presidents; executive committee, J. H, Dobbin, Joseph; L, C. Johnson, Clarkston; A. B. Robertson, Condon, Bob Thomp son, Heppner; D. P. Ketch um, Dallas; ' Herman Oliver, Prairie City, The association voted to increase ; the tax on members from one-half to one cent a head of sheep shorn in 1924 as the payment to be made for the association for 1925 dues. Action by resolutions was as follows: Opposed child labor amendment to the federal constitution; protested against the proposed increase of grazing fees on the national forests; asked the legislature for protection of beavers in all counties east of the Cascades; asked for uniform assess ments of sheep and range land in all the counties of the state; indorsed the passage by congress of the Phipps bill; authorized the executive com mittee to draft a bill that will per mit wild horses on the range to be disposed of in a humane manner; ex pressed the desire that cattle men, due to the serious condition of that industry be not assessed any grazing fees on the national forests for the year that just closed; favored truth in fabric national legislation. Gooding Bill Opposed. Opposition to the Gooding bill was expressed in a resolution, and the as sociation went on record as favoring the. change in rata making on wool that have been advocated by the Bos ton wool trade, subject to transit privileges being granted Pacific coast ports and that the lower rates be granted to western ports, whether the wool is destined to be hauled by wa ter by the Panama Canal or is des tined to a western port. One of the chief needs of the Ore gon wool and mutton producers is publicity to increase the demand for mutton, according to the opinion ex pressed by Herbert Cuthbert, head of the publicity department of the Portland Chamber of Commerce. Frank E. Andrews, president of the Portland body, asked for careful con sideration by the wool growers of the proposed changes in rates asked for by Boston and declared the in-1 tention of Oregon organzations to op pose the changes in wool rates. Paralysis Discussed. Paralysis as it affects pregnant ewes was discussed by Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian. The dis ease has shown a considerable in crease during the past few years particularly in the Snake riven val ley in Idaho and Oregon. Ewes af fected with the disease become ill, stagger, lose control of themselves and usually wander off into a comer of the lot or field where they are con fined. They fall down and in a ma jority of cases become gradually worse until death ensues. There may be some relation be tween this paralysis of pregnant ewes and tick paralysis, Dr. Lytle said. He expressed the opinion that a too rich diet, combined with too little exercise causes an excess of albumen in the system. The appearance of the disease may be safely followed by cutting down of rations and the giv ing of more exercise, he suggested. Experiences Cited. Dr. T. B. Sims told of his exper iences during the prevalence of the hoof and mouth disease in California, The people of that state made two mistakes during the epizootic, he said. In the first place they failed to attach the significance to the dis ease that it warranted. Then when they did become aware of its serious ness they became hysterical. During the past two years the bu reau of biological survey offices In Portland received the scalps of 11,- 000 predatory animals, Stanley G. Jewett, predatory animal inspector reported, and he gave it aa his opin ion that probably 30,000 animals were killed during that period as a result of the survey's work. The work was paid for by federal, state and county funds. The work of the survey was commended by the association in res olution and an appropriation from the legislature was asked. The Elks entertained some 200 on Saturdny evening at the party given for the high school pupils and teach ers of the vicinity. Splendid music for the occasion was furnished by the Erwin orchestra and for refreshments coffee and cake were served. The pu pils and teachers express themselves as highly pleased with the entertain ment given them by the Elks. Rev. E. C. Alford was called to IlnrdnifiTi on Tuesday where he con ducted the funeral services and as sisted in the burial of Virgil A. Ste vens, aged pioneer of that section. Mrs. Geo. Thomson, who has been confined to her home for the past month by sickness is now convalcsc ing. ROAD GAPS MAY BE COMPLETED IN NEXT 3 YEARS Commissioner Duby Expresses Willingness to Aid County in Completng Road Work. COMMISSIONER HERE SOON "I feel that I am justified in mak ing the prediction that the Lena-Vin-son gap in the O. W. highway in Mor row eounty, snd the building of the Hardman-Spray cut-off, will each be completed within the next three years," is the statement made to a representative of this paper by Judge G. L. Benge the first of the week. Judge Benge, with the other two members of the county court, G. A. Bleakman and L. P. Davidson, were in Portland the past week and took occasion to interview members of the state highway commission. The com pletion of the Oregon-Washington highway in thia county, which means the closing of the Lena-Vinson gap, was the first item that was discussed, and Commissioner Duby, eastern Or egon representative on the board, manifested great interest in the mat ter. He fully realizes the importance of the completion of the road, knows well the financial situation of Morrow county, and yet is ready to go a long way and to do all that is possible to formulate a plan whereby this piece of work can be done and the gap closed. No promise was exacted from the commission, however, as to just what they would do, and our county court was left with the impression that even small co-operation on the part of Morrow county would be all that the commission would require. It is estimated that $200,000 will be re quired to finish this work. Commis sioner Duby will visit Heppner soon, and at that time it is hoped a plan will be devised whereby the county and state can get together and put the work across. "I have been up against a good many tough problems in my time," states Judge Benge, "and have always found some way out; and I believe that there will be a way out of this, tho I cannot make a pos itive statement just at this time." Mr. Benge and Mr. Bleakman also presened the matter of the Hardman Spray cut-off to Mr. Duby, showing ing him by the map just what this would mean as an important connect ing link in the state's highway pro gram, and he was very much impress ed by the showing made. There seems but little doubt that this link will be taken into consideration promptly by the highway commission and such ac tion taken on their part as will lead to co-operation between the forestry service and post road program of the government to bring about the build ing of the rpad. It was shown that the county had done its share in the exension of this road and should not be asked for further cash. When Mr. Duby visits Heppner, it is planned also to have him go over this pro posed cut-off and see how the land lies. He was not slow to admit to our county officials the importance of the road and the court was well pleas with the attitude assumed. Judge Benge hopes to announce soon when Judge Duby will visit Heppner, and arrange for his meeting with the representative citizens of the community to talk over plans for the pushing of the completion of these two roads. Good seed corn if not hand picked last fall is selected by successful Oregon growers and tested for ger mination some time in February. Ger minating 200 kernels from 200 ears taken at random is the plan of the experiment station. Unless 90 per cent or more of these kernels make good growth it will pay the grower as much as a dollar an hour to make an ear by ear test of all earsfrom which he expects to plant seed. By using landplaster on potatoes cut for planting several growers on Weston mountain got one-eighth more yield. The treatment is particularly effective in rather damp, cold soils where sprouting is slow, as it seems to preserve the seed pieces, the ex periment station finds. January Clearance Sale of all win ter hats at half and less. MRS. M. L. CURRAN'S MILLINERY SHOPPE. Mrs. Lena Snell Shurte returned this week from Portland, where she has been for several weeks past. Wanted Woman for general house work; good home and salary. Address Pat Ward, Sixprong, Wash. Karl Farnsworth, alfalfa producer of Rhea Siding, was a visitor in Heppner on Monday. Born On January 8, 1925, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stevens of Heppner, an 8-pound daughter. Judge Frank Robinson of lone was a business visitor in Heppner on Tuesday. NOTICE OF SALE OF ANIMALS. Notice is hereby given that by vir tue of the laws of the StaU of Ore gon the undersigned has taken up the hereinafter described animals found running at largo upon his premises in Morrow County, State of Oregon, and that he will on Saturday, the 14th day of February, 1925, at his ranch, (the Bell place) 8 milts north of Heppner, in said county, soli at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand sitid animals, unless the same shall have been redeemed before said date, said sale to be at tho hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon of said day. Said animals are described as fol lows, to-wit: One gray maro, weight about 1500 pounds, branded BW on left shoulder. One bay horse weight about 1350 pounds, branded BW an left shoulder. One sorrel mate, weight about 1200 pounds, obscure brand. One white mare, weight about 1200 pounds, branded G on right shoulder and BW on left shoulder. RAY YOUNG By Arthur Brisb&o A White House Breakfast. Healthy and Wise. America On Wheels. The Vegetable Fight. E. H. Gary, head of the biggest in dustrial organization in the world, and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., repre senting what is probably the biggest fortune in the world, had breakfast with President Coolidge at the White House. They discussed law enforcement and the findings of a citizens' com mittee of one thousand. Those three men make an inter esting breakfast combination. Gary became head of the great steel cor poration when he was past fifty; Rockefeller, Jr., born to own and manage the world's greatest fortune, is removed by only one generation from a little farm in the hills along the Hudson, and Calvin Coolidge in one generation ia promoted from a farm in Vermont to the White House. Apparently, "careers are still open to talent," as Napoleon put it, hero in America. A curiosity interesting to women is thus announced. "Twins Born in Different Years. One, Thomas Dan iel, was bom in 1924, his brother, James, was born in 1925, two hours and fifty-five minutes after his old er brother. There 1b s new plan for teaching little boys how to grow up. This is the "Knighthood plan, to teach lit tle boys chivalry and guide them away from evil. It's a good plan, presumably, but it is possible to overdo schemea and plans for showing boys how to act and think. They need some time In which to think exactly in their own way. It is the thinking that a boy does on his own account and of his own free will that counts. Little Newton, called a dull boy, was thinking out the law of gravita tion. Napoleon, called a sulky boy at his military school, was making plans that surprised his teachers la ter. Let children alone, at least part of the time. Sugar companies, oil and railroad companies, are organizing great mer gers, bigger and bigger industrial units are coming. In the end, per haps, single units will include entire industries. No need to worry about it The bigger the better, if the public gets its share of the savings. If the pub lic is not intelligent enough to watch and regulate one big concern, it won't be able to watch and control the se cret inside deals of a dozen little concerns. ! Very expensive is the overhead of wasteful competition, and the public pays the entire bill always. Inez Hardin, the Mississippi girl chosen as the healthiest girl in the country, is described as a bundle of sunshine. Health and sunshine go together. The young girl is a bundle of com mon sense, also, and says "I'll marry when I'm thirty. Not until then.' Some healthy boy may change her mind, but she would be wise to stick to her plan. Healthy mothers have their best babies after thirty, and in fact after thiry-five. Plato knew it, more than 2.000 years ago. We know that America rules the world in automobile use and produc tion, having more automobiles than ail the rest of the world combined, with millions of machines to spare. How much do we ride? This country in l!24 manufactured 45 million tires. Allowing an aver age mileage of 6,000 miles, which is low, and dividing by four you find that tires enough were made in one year for more than sixty-seven and a half billion miles of travel twenty seven hundred thousand times around the earth. One scientist tells others that the potato vine is deadly to tobacco snd tomato plants, to both of which the potato is related. The sap from the ordinary potato plant will kill the two other plants. Combat and destruction extend, you see, from proud man at the top of creation all the way down to the abode of the potato bug. Tobacco men rejoice, saying, "You have abused our tobacco, and now it's your highly moral potato that does the poisoning." The potato farmer answers, "Pota toes may destroy tobacco plants. But remi'mber that pigs destroy rattle snakes, yet pigs are less poisonous than rattlesnakes.' The interesting thing Is the proof thnt in the vegetuble world there are tihs as bitter as in the world of what we are pleased to call "Intel Hgent thought." STRAY DOG. Reward will be paid fur the delivery ot my big sthepard dug that strayd from my rtinch on upper Willow creek during the week of Jan. 11. A black dog with white breast snd white rfrtff a roll rid neck. Deliver to Clint Sharp nt Heppner. JOHN T. KlftK, NOTICE All accounts due the Cn. nil Meat Market to October 13, 102 4, are to bu paid only at the office of Jos, J, Nyi, Heppner, Oregon, elthw by ca.th or note, by February 1, 1126, U. F. SWAOGAItT.