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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
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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.