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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 41, Number 50. HEPPNEfc, OREGON, TH URSDAY, MAR. 1 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
. J. J. WELLS'
Wife of County Assessor
Succumbs to Long
NATIVE OF COUNTY
Impressive Funeral Address Given
By Her. Livingstone; Interment
In Masonic Cemetery.
After a prolonged illness, lasting
some two years,. Mrs. Jesse J. Wells
passed away at the family home near
Heppntfr at about 8:30 Monday morn
ing. While Mrs. Wells had been in
feeble health and her death was not
altogether unlooked for, yet the an
nouncement came as a shock to her
many friends here, who mourn the
departure of one highly esteemed in
The funeral was held at the Chris
tian church on Wednesday afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock, and was very largely
attended, the business houses of the
city closing during the funeral hour
out of respect to the family. Rev.
W. O. Livingstone of Hood River de
livered a short but impressive funer
al address and the choir sung appro
priate hymns. There were many and
beautiful floral offerings banked about
the casket and altar, and the very
large attendance was an added testi
mony of the respect held by the peo
ple of this community for the de
parted friend and neighbor. Inter
ment was in the family lot at Ma
Alys Leatherman was born at the
David Leatherman home on R'
creek in this county, January 8, 1879,
and at the time of her death was 46
years, 2 months and 8 days of age.
She was married to Jesse J. Wells,
who was born in the -eame house on
Rhea creek four years earlier, at
Ho Ulster, California, November 21,
1903, and to them were born four
children, Helen, Myra, Thomas and
Harry, who with the husband, survive.
Her father, Thomaa Leatherman,
came to Morrow county in 1874 from
Hot Springs, Arkansas, and joined his
brother, David, who was then resid
ing on Rhea creek on the place later
owned by Louis Groshens, With his
family he removed to California in
1885, where Mrs. Wells resided until
her marriage and she and her hus
band a short time after came to
Portland, then later to Heppner,
where they have continued to iive
Besides her own family, Mrs. Wells
is survived by the following brothers
and sisters: William Leatherman of
umujaumv ub-M ''ajO
of Bridgeport, Ore.; Mrs. M. A. Whid
den of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. W. E.
Hurley of Ontario, Ore., and Mrs.
Robert Johnson of Grass Valley, Cal.
Farmers of County
Get $50,000 Relief
According to estimates furnished
this paperhrough the First Nation
al Bank of Heppner, cash to the
amount of about $50,000 for the re
Kef of the farmers of the county in
reseedlng, has been received so far.
It is estimated that this sum will be
about all that will be required here,
as most of the farmers needing re
lief have been supplied.
. While in Salem during the past
week. C. E. Woodson, attorney for
the Morrow county committee, visited
the office of Secretary of State Koser,
and that official stated that it was his
opinion that the totoal sum for relief
would reach only around $500,000 out
of the $1,500,000 that was appropriat
ed for relief of the farmers In the
frost stricken districts. It is found
that there is not nearly so much aid
required as was at first estimated.
Reseeding in this county has gone
along steadily, and the most of it Is
finished now. The fine rain of Mon-
dny and Monday night will greatly
aid in bringing the grain along, and
it will also be a big help to the range
lands. It was a very general rain all
over the county.
Lexington Student Wins
Barometer Pin at O.A.C
Lowell McMillan of Lexington has
just been announced eligible for a
Barometer pin at Oregon Agricultur
al college, Cnrvallis. This pin ii
given to members of the Barometer,
dally campus publication staff, only
after they have served three terms on
Mr. McMillan ts an assistant night
editor on the staff, and is the only
sophomore serving In such a post
tlon. He is also treasurer of the
sophomore class, and a member of the
Psi Chi fraternity.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ORGANIZED.
The past ten days has been spent
by Clark M. Smith, missionary of the
American Sunday School Union, in
the work around Heppner. Mr. Smith
has visited several neighborhoods
and one Sunday school has been or
ganized. The community about the
Willow creek schoolhouse met lust
Sunday with Mr. Smith and perfected
the organization of ft school there
with the following officers: John T.
Kirk, superintendent; Harold Hill,
assistant superintendent; Mrs, Kose
Ftoreon, secretary. Regular meetings
will be held on each Sunday afternoon
at 2:30, and It is hoped that all the
people of the community will take an
interest, encourage the new organiza
tion and help it along as best they
can, It has been about ten years
dines this community had Sunday
Mrs. Phil Brady Bnd children ar
rived from thoir Portland homo the
first of the week and are visiting at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Minor.
James M. Burgess Will Succeed
E. H. Hedrick as Head of
the Heppner Schools,
The Heppner school board met last
evening and went over a large num
ber of applications for the office of
superintendent. They were present
ed with the task of making a choice
out of much splendid material offered
and found themselves up against a
pretty big job. The result of their
labora was the election of- James M.
Burgess, an Oregon man, graduate of
the University in 1919, and now at
Stanford University in California,
where he is finishing his work and
receiving his Masetr's degree.
Mr. 'Burgess will succeed E. H. Hed
rick, who has been with the Heppner
schools the past three years as our
superintendent, and given splendid
service. Mr. Hedrick has been elect
ed to the superintendency of the Mcd
ford schools, and is to be congratu
lated on stepping up to a higher field
of usefulness in his profession. It
was a disappointment to the Heppner
school board, however, that he could
not be retained here longer. Other
places on the teaching force of the
high school and grades will be filled
The New Potato Law.
The recent legislature repealed the
potato" law enacted two years ago,
and which has been in effect for about
a year and a half, and enacted a new
It is founded on and is largely a
part of the former law, but there are
several changes advocated by both
growers and buyers. The old law
had no penalty for violation, nd It
could not be enforced. It was over
looked at the time of its passage. So
all that could be done was to urge
observance and let ft go at that. This
was the source of much criticism by
those who did not know of the over
sight. They demanded that the state
market agent prosecute the violators.
The new law makes violation a
misdemeanor, and any person guilty
of violation shall be punished by a
fine of not less than $10, not more
than $100, or by imprisonment in the
county jail of not less than 10 nor
more than 30 days. It provides that
it shall be the duty of the state in
spection department to enforce the
The U. S. Standard grades arc
adopted for Oregon, as under the old
law, but authority is given the in
spection department to fix other
grades and rules not adequately pro
vided for in the Vr S. grades. These
can only be made after thorough in
vestigation and public hearings.
The new law provides that all po
tatoes in lots of 60 pounds or more
sold or offered for sale in Oregon
shall have the sack or container sten
ciled with the grade and name of the
grower. This applies only to stock
sold within the state. The old law
applied to outgoing shipments, as
well. Potatoes which do not meet the
required grades shall be known as
"no grades" instead of "culls" as in
the old law. All potatoes shipped in
10 lots or more shall be state in
spected. In seed potatoes when certified by
the Oregon Agricultural College, no
further inspection is required.
In grades of No. 1, or better grade.
the sacks shall be uniform, sound
and clean -new sacks or "No. 1 Sec
onds" grain sacks. In lower grades
than No. 1, poorer quality sacks may
be used. This distinction will in a
measure designate first grade pota
toes from the lower grades.
The new law carries the emergency
clause and is now a law.
Alfalfa Hay Hearing at Hermiston.
The U. S. Department of Agricul
ture and the State Market Agent
have arranged for a joint hearing on
proposed grades for alfalfa hay to be
held in the Library building, Hermis
ton, April 1, at ten o'clock, and they
invite constructive suggestions rel
ative to the grades at this hearing,
by letter. Letters may be ad
dressed either to the Hny, Feed and
Seed Division, Bureau of Agricultural
Economics, Washington, D. C, or to
the State Market Agent, 714 Court
House, Portland, and they should be
received prior to May 1 to receive
consideration prior to the announce
ment of grades soon after the hear
ings to be held in different parts of
Every alfalfa grower in Oregon
should attend the hearing at Hermis
ton, if possible. 4
Huge Savings by Farmers.
The Central Co-operative Commis
sion of Minnesota handled 20,000 car
loads of products last year, represent
ing a gross value of more than $24,
000,000. It made a saving of $80,000
on commission charges and between
$!)5,000 and $100,000 net earnings to
ho refunded to Its 90,000 members
who constitute the 018 local shipping
The missionary society of the Meth
odist Community church enjoyed a
splendid meeting on Tuesday after
noon. About 50 ludius wore present
to enjoy the progrum and listen to a
talk by Rev. Tiffany, evangelist, fol
lowing which refreshments wore serv
ed by the hostesses, Mesdames K. F.
Campbell, F. R. Brown and F. E. Par
In a enrd received the first of the
week, Dr. Fnrrlor Is informed that
Mrs. tumor is enjoying a visit nt
the present with her brothers resid
ing at Fort Worth and Mexlu, Texas.
Doc states that the novelty of being
hia own boss has about worn off, and
he has a hankering for thg return of
the wife and boy.
H. B. I, am ley, automobile salesman
of Pendleton, was in Heppner Mon
day, a guest at Hotel Iioppner,
BE LESSNEXT YEAR
Material Reductions Look
ed For Thru Savings
" In Operation.
- (Nutional Press Service)
Washington. D. C, March 17. It Ii
more than likely that the income
taxei paid by the people of the na
tion will be cut next year. Thig re
sult can be accomplished if the sug
gestions of President Coolidge to
Congress and the heads of the dif
ferent departments of the federal
government are carried out to the
fullest extent. It would mean that
the income tax rates now in force
would be cut at least 25 per cent for
next year, by a bill which will be in
troduced at the early part of the next
session of Congress.
President Coolidge has had several
conferences with Representative Mar
tin Madden, chairman of the appro
priations committee in the House, in
regard to the matter and Madden is
confident that if Congress will back
up the President the cut in income
taxes Sor next year can be accom
plished. An interesting side-light into the
matter of appropriations this year is
that by heeding the President's di
rections, appropriations $8,000,000 be
low the budget's estimates, were
passed at the last session of the 68th
Congress; put in plain language, this
means that even with the figures of
'the budget taken as a basis, Congress
at the direction of the president, has
saved $8,000,000 more of the taxpay
ers' money than was hoped for at the
beginning of the session. It is also
of interest to note that during the
past four years Congress has spent
$250,000,000 less than was proposed.
At the next session of congress,
Madden will call up his resolution
which would result in making income
taxes automatic. This plan would do
away with continuous income tax leg
islation, although in an emergency
congress would have the power to re
peal the act. The plan would mean
that when the Treasury had s surplus
of over $50,000,000 a proportionate
automatic decrease would be made in
everyone's income tax.
It is known here that President
Coolidge has for some time been hav
ing an extensive survey of govern
ment financial conditions made, as he
is determined not only to save the tax
payers' money but to cut off all need
less expenditures; all of which means
the carrying out of his promise to
the people that whenever possible
federal taxes would be lowered.
- The fcji;.i of the United Stales
Senate by decisive vote of 64 to 11 in
removing senators LaFolIetet, Brook-
hart, Ladd and Frailer from their
Republican committee places must
not be construed as a mere partisan
demonstration, but doserves to be
considered as a natural and logical
step toward establishing responsibil
ity in government and efficiency in
It is not at all surprising to find
that Walsh of Montana, Heflin of
Alabama, ajid Ashurst of Arizona, vo
ciferous Democrats, made vehement
protest against such a move because
they appreciated that if the Republi
cans succeeded that it would make
for a better service for all the peo
ple, and that the Republican party
would be the gainer. This so-called
Insurgent Bloc, anti-Republican in
thought, word and deed, and yet oc
cupying a position of importance by
reason of the Republican affiliation
which they bore but did not support,
has been one of the most effective
aids which the Democrats have had
in continuing a state of confusion in
congress. Their distress accordingly
at the type of cure which the Re
publicans proposed is easy to under
stand. The people of the country as
a whole are giving evidence of a very
general understanding and approval
of the Republican action.
The position taken by the republi
can senators was that the people of
the country, having voted republican,
have the right to hnve republican leg
islation enacted for them without the
interference in committees bv a groun
of men who were definitely repudiat
ed at the polls in the election held in
November, 1924. If the insurgents
can be further curbed at the next ses
sion of congress, the people of the
country can have laws passed which
will materially aid them. The Re
publicans in the senate are deter
mined to stop the unwarranted in
terference of senators who, while
elected as republicans, have on nu
merous and sundry occasions prevent
ed the consideration of beneficial
laws. President Coolidge, in his in
augural address, made it plain that
he was not In favor of the man elect
ed on one ticket joining with the op
position in preventing laws being
passed that were promised by the
party on whose ticket he ran. The
President is determined to carry out
the promises made to the people, and
will use every effort to see that con
gress also carries out its part of
GIRL RESERVES HOLD ELECTION.
On March 4th the Girl Reserves
met at Bethel Chapel and held their
election of officers as follows: Kath
erine Bisboe, president; Winifred
Thomson, vice-president; Daisy Al
bee, secretary; Hester Lawson, treas
urer; Dorothy Guynon, reporter. On
the 11th they had their candle ser
vice for eleven new members, and the
following were initiated: Ruth Mi
sildinc, Daisy Alhee, Clementine
Groshens, Anna McDaid, Anna Mc
Nnmoo, Reta French, Mnrtha Driscoll
Krma Schultz, Ella Fell, Maudie Bra
shicra and Mary Beamer, Patricia
Mahoney gave a vocal solo during the
service. The program for the fol
lowing month will be on China.
Rev. W. O. Livingstone of Hood
River was here on Wednesday, being
called to ofliclnto at the funeral of
Mrs. Jesse 1. Wells. Mr. Livingstone
states that he and his family are en
joying their work at Hood River very
much, being pleasantly located.
County Convention Saturday Has
Good Attendance; Program
v and Banquet Enjoyed.
The fourth annual Rebekah conven
tion was held at the local I. O. O. F.
ball on last Saturday afternoon and
evening. The afternoon business ses
sion was opened by San Souci lodge
of Heppner at 2:00 o'clock, after
which the officers surrendered their
chairs to the convention officers, with
Mrs. Florence Hughes in the chair.
The regular business routine was
carried out during which time past
president, Mrs. Nettie Whetstone of
Pendleton was introduced and wel
comed. The address of welcome was
given by Mrs. Rosa Phelps. Mrs.
Olive Frye esve a very instructive
address on "Work of the Order."
Reports from the various lodges
showed a membership of 151 at lone,
70 at Hardman, 32 at Morgan and 155
at Heppner. There was no report
.It was decided that the convention
should be held at Hardman next year
with the following officers:
Olive Frye, Heppner, support to
chairman; Alice McDuffee, Heppner,
marshall; Verda Ritchie, lone, con
ductor; Mrs. Witzel, Morgan, chap
lain; Merle Carmichae, Lexington,
fnner guard; Opal Ayers, Hardman,
outer guard; Mrs. McKbab, lone, r. s.
v. chairman; Mrs. Palmateer, Morgan,
I. s. v. chairman.
A bounteous banquet was served by
the members of San Souci at 6:30,
after which the following program
was given for the public:
Piano duet, Lucile McDuffee and Irene
Reading Ellis Thomson
Chorus Members Hardman Lodge
Whistling duet, Elizabeth Phelps and
Mrs. Gene Ferguson.
Vocal solo Mrs. Ray Taylor
Reading Luola Benge
Address of Fraternity, Rev. Head
Chorus Members Hardman Lodge
Immediately after the program the
public retired and the lone lodge put
on the degree work in a very credit
able manner. In -fact lone Rebekahs
do not have to take off their hats to
any order when there is efficiency
Past President Nettie Whetstone
gave the closing address and every
one showed hearty appreciation of
having her present.
The next event to be given by the
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of the
county will be the celebration of the
Odd Fellow anniversary on April 25th
at Heppner, with a basket lunch pro
vided by the various lodges of the
P.-T. Association Holds
Meeting and Election
The regular meeting of the Patron
teacher association waB held &t the
high school auditorium on the after
noon of Tuesday, March 10th. The
report was handed in just too late
for last week's issue, because we were
out a day early, but in justice to our
reporter we give it this week.
The musical part of the program
consisted of a beautiful piano solo
by Miss Lenn and a pretty duet by
Marjorie Clark and Edna Vaughn.
Mrs. t. K. Brown delivered in a most
pleasing manner an address on "Child
Guidance." It is the desire of the
officers to have many more parents
enter into the discussion of these vi
tal questions pertaining to the wel
fare of our boys and girls.
The following officers were elected
for the coming year: Mrs. Frank
Turner, president; Mrs. W, P. Ma
honey, vice-president; Mrs. A, D. Mc-
Murdo, secretary, and Mrs. Jeff Bea
mer, treasurer. "
The association wishes to take this
means of expressing a deep regret be-1
cause of the departure of Mrs. C. L.
GUlilan and Mrs. Harvie Young from
our midst, who were both most effi
cient workers in the organization.
BABY BOY DIES SUDDENLY. j
Lloyd Alonzo Leathers, Jr.. the lit
tle son of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Leath
ers, died suddenly at about 1:30 a.
m., Wednesday morning at tho home
of his parents in this city. The little
fellow had not been ill and when put
to bed at night appeared in his usual
good health. At about 1 o'clock, his
mother was wakened by his talking
and went to his side when he quieted
down and she returned to bed. A few
moments later she was aroused again
and going to the baby noticed that
something was wrong, but before help
could be summoned he had passed
away. An autopsy will be held today
to determine the cause of death. Fu
neral services will be held at the
Christian church tomorrow afternoon
at 2:30, Rev. Wallace Jones of Lex
J. E. Calavan, who has chargo of
the boys' and girls' club work in the
office of Supt. Churchill at Salem,
has been spending the week in Mor
row county, visiting the various
schools with Mrs. Walker, county su
perintendent, and presenting the club
work to the pupils.
J. W. Kellogg, expert piano tuning
and repairing. Call Harwood's Jew
elry Store this week.
BARLEY FOR SEED
Also Bluestem & Red Chaff Club Wheat
ROLLED WHEAT AND BARLEY
Brown Warehouse Co.
TO BE HERE SOON
Exact Date Not Set, But It Will
- Arrive Ere Long; Hot Times
Are In Prospect.
Just when the open season for the
erofjuet fans will arrive at Heppner
has not yet been determined; but
according to Thomas Jefferso.i Hum
ph.eys and William Oliver D:x and
Edward Richard Huston, if the mel
lov days of spring arrive on time,
ti-ffc auspicious occasion will r.ot be
long delayed. The fever in rising, and
A. M. Phelps has enlarged his
grounds and had them put in the
very1 best shape in anticipation of
some very exciting games. Hot times
are in prospect.
the above gentlemen engaged in
mt fly battles royal the past 'season.
There seems to be some dispute as to
the Champions, but it is evidently ad
mitted that Tom was the leading light
and jn recognition of this fact he has
been presented with a mallet and
ball, the handiwork of Bill and Ed.
Phelps and Humphreys were pitted
against Dix and Huston in most of
the matches, and the former claiming
the championship last year have ex
pected the latter to "come across"
with a new croquet set. Humphreys
picked this out (price $18 the best
in the book) but the defeated broth
era have been short on finance and
could not measure up to the require
ments, so they presented the mallet
and ball instead. These will be used
by Tom in "doing them up" again
thia season. He prizes the gift highly
and has placed it on display in his
beat" show window. Accompanying
the gift was the following "pome"
from the pen of Barnyard Kipling:
(Thl pome dedicated to the "would-be
champion" by the champions).
HHJo, there, Tom I do you like this knocker?
If you hit this ball it sure will drive her.
She' al) hard wood, and if you're handy
It will surely prove to be a dandy.
If you would wia tome fames and shoot
Practice up, friend Tom, and use your
And if you care what your lot'a to be,
Just slide up behind the cherry tree.
We like you, Tom, but this remember:
Your hide wilj hang before September
On a tree that's known both far and wide
As the tree on which we hung Tom's hide.
We have always beti glad of the chance,
To play with you at the long days end ;
But you surety know what your fate will be
Unless you stay behind that cherry tree.
We count it a pleasure and 'twill always be
To keep you behind that cherry tree;
But don't be tad and get the bluett,
For rainbows always have golden hues.
So perhaps away at the rainbow's end,
There will be something good for you, my
A fume or two may be lurking there.
For him who comes out and plays four
Tom, take courage and have' some
No matter where your hide may be hung.
And if this mallet helps you come through,
Ed and I will give three cheers for you.
Women's Auxiliary Now
Has Nineteen Members
The Women's Auxiliary of the
American Legion met at Bethel chap
el Monday night with fifteen mem
bers present. Three new members
were reported, bringing the total to
nineteen. A constitution was for
mally adopted after having lain on
the table since the previous meeting.
A decision was reached to buy pop
pies made by ex-service men in hos
pital 77 at Portland for sole on Me
morial Day. The proceeds from the
sale of poppies are used entirely for
relief work among needy ex-service
men and women and their families.
The use of Bethel chapel as a meet
ing place for the Auxiliary at a reas
onable sum was assured and the prop
osition left for later decision.
The question of catering for the
Legion banquet March 30 was dis
cussed and left open, pending further
It was unanimously decided to con
clude future meetings with a social
time, simple refreshments to be
served, two ladies, selected alphabet
ically, to act as hostesses for each
meeting. It was agreed that a silver
offering each time would be both ap
propriate and acceptable, considering
the small part of the membership
fee retained by the local organization
and the present impoverished condi
tiun of the treasury.
After the conclusion of business
the meeting adjourned and refresh
ments, consistnig of several varieties
of sandwiches, pickles and coffee,
were served, the officers and commit
tee chairmen acting as hostesses. A
very enjoyable social hour ensued in
which all present felt that bonds of
acquaintanceship had been greatly
strengthened. A large attendance is
hoped for at all future meetings and
any persons eligible are cordially in
vited to join, Mrs. J. D. and Mrs,
II. O. Bauman will be social hostesses
for the next meeting, April 6.
D. E. Gilman departed the first of
tho week for Salem, where he went
to get some seed wheat applications
put in shape to pass the "censors" in
the office of the secretary of state.
Mr. unman has been a pretty busy
man getting hold of seed wheat for
tenants on the lands of the Mcllnley
estate, but failure is not a word in
his vocabulary when he starts after
FOR SALE Good used Columbia
phoncp-riph; 50 late records, H.r-
wood s Jewelry Store.
By Arthur Brisbane
Jas. Simpson's Prediction.
Man's Greatest War.
Get Your Monoplane.
The Queen Bobs Her Hair.
Manufacturers that produce, mer
chants that distribute and workers
that depend for employment on gen
erally prosperous conditions will be
interested in one paragraph of a let
ter just received from Mr. James
Simpson, president of Marshall Field
Mr. Simpson, whose business far ex
ceeds one hundred millions a year,
"Business for the year starts off
very well with as, and the general
feeling of confidence U developing
with just enough conservatism to
make me feel certain that we are en
tering upon a period of sound busi
ness development and activity.''
Mr. Simpson's' opinion does not
merely reflect the enormous retail
business done by Marshall Field &
Company in Chicago.
The wholesale department of Mar
shall Field, biggest in the United
States, reaches into every comer of
the country, doing business with i
thousands of merchants.
There is no better test of national
conditions than the story told on the
books of that gigantic firm.
The duty of each citizen' is to be-
leve and say that prosperity is here.
that it will remain and grow, and
that this nation will realize to the
full its extraordinary position and
opportunities among the nations of
We have everything that any na
tion could ask for. The only thing
that could injure us is lack of con
fidence. Secretary Weeks tells the Congres
sional committee that he holds no
grudge against Brigadier - General
Mitchell for telling the truth, and
that he has no thought of disciplining
General Mitchell. That is welcome.
The people would like to think that
the truth is not kept from them by
Science says the greatest battle of
the human race is to be against in
sects and microscopic germs.
Those tiny enemies do infinitely
more harm than ever was done by all
the wild beasts and poisonous reptiles
that men have gradually conquered.
Insects and plant insects destroy bil
lions every year in crops and forests.
And germs destroy millions of lives.
Young men with courage and am
bition TURN YOUR MINDS TOWARD
FLYING. Ex-service men that flew
n the war, cheer up.
Henry Ford and his son are build
ing ail-metal monoplanes, and small
dirigibles, with all-metal gas contain
ers. That means opportunity.
Be among the first to get one of
the monoplanes that will "fly 140
miles an hour, and carry a useful
load of "2000 pounds."
Such a machine, once he knows how
to run it, should enable a young man
of the right sort to earn $100 a day.
And that sum, $600 a week, would be
'useful load" to carry home each
For information write to Henry
Ford, or better still, to Edsel Ford,
Mark this prediction: Within 20
years a million Americans that now
ride in automobiles, labeled "Ford,"
will fly in airplanes also labeled Ford
and go 100 miles on a gallon of gas
oline and no tire wear.
The Queen of Belgium bobbed her
hair, and there is much excitement.
Kings and Queens take up new ideas
cautiously. The King of England still
drives to the opening of Parliament
a gilded coach drawn by six or
eight cream-colored horses. And he
wears a crown on State occasions, al
though everybody knows that the
crown has long been the property of
the House of Commons. If Carlyle,
creator of "Sartor Resnrtus," were
here he would find deep meaning in
the Queen's bobbed hair.
LECTURE WELL ATTENDED.
The illustrated lecture, "Breaking
China's Wall," given by the Epworth
League of the Methodist Community
church was both interesting and in
structive to the large number who
heard it last Friday night. Enter
taining as well, was the Bocial follow
ing, when refreshments were served
by dainty "Chinesye" maidens who
insisted upon their guests learning
the intricate, and it would seem, diffi
cult art of the chop-stick. Miss Carl
ton will lead the devotional meeting
next Sunday night. The topic will be
"Our Friends and Neighbors." All
our young people are urged to attend
the preaching services by Rev. J. A.
Tiffany, and sing in the chorus led
by Rev. Clark Smith.
MOVE TO CONDON.
The family of C. L. Gillilan depart
ed from Heppner on Saturday, going
to their new home at Condon. Mr.
Gillifan had been transferred from
the Heppner branch to the Condon
branch of tho O.-W. R. & N., and left
for his new position about a week
earlier. The Gillilnns had been resi
dents of Heppner for a period of some
two years, and during their sttiv in
the city had made many friends who
regret their departure.
w ATt HLS- Hav you soen our
window display of tools to repair
SHOULD KEEP THE
Care of Skin Is Simple; Cleanli
ness Important; Irritations
Should be Avoided.
State Board of Health.
The care of the skin is simple if
the facts are realized and attention
is paid to cleanliness 'and general
health. The general health rules are
those of common sense. Avoid con
stipation through a proper diet. Be
ware of too much tea, coffee, alcohol,
rich, fatty and sweet foods as they
are bad for the complexion.
Pimples, known as acne, is a cur
able condition but the cure rests with
-kiliful treatment and is rarely cured
by patent medicines or salves. If you
have a skin disease, seek competent
Moles should not be irritated. Ir
ritating them often leads to cancer.
If a mole grows in size, or if a brown
one grows darker, it should be re
moved. There are several ways of do
ing this; only a physician will know
the right one. DON'T USE CAUS
TICS, STYPTICS AND IRRITATING
OINTMENTS O R SQUEEZE O R
SCRATCH A MOLE. You may lose
your life if you do.
More persons die from cancer in
the State of Oregon than from tuber
culosis. It is the third greatest cause
of death in this state. At about forty,
skin cancer may develop. It often
starts as a slight scaling spot that
looks like nothing in particular. The
same precautions should be used,
and the same rules followed as for
moles. If they are treated properly
and promptly, cancers of the skin can
be kept quite harmless in most cases.
If people would use as much judg
ment in taking care of their health,
including their skin and skin dis
eases, as they would in selecting their
clothes, their food or their amuse
ments, they would be far better off
in the long run and even save a great
deal of money. It can be done by
seeking the advice of those who know
what they are talking about, and fol
lowing it when it hs been found. Let
common sense be your guide.
HEPPER HIGH HS
The freshmen held a candy sale
last Thursday for the purpose of
Baseball practice started last Mon
day. The baseball equipment which
had been ordered arrived and there
are now about 25 students turning
out for practice. Mr. Finch will be
The first baseball game of the sea
son will be played with lone at lone
A tennis club has been organized
this last week and they now have the
court ready for use.
The seniors held their dress-up day
last Monday. They appeared at school
that morning jn many odd and gor
geous costumes. They held a din
ner party at the Eikhorn restaurant
after which they attended the show.
Messrs. A. F. Isensee of Prineville
and G. C. Mercer of Weston were
visitors at the school the latter part
of last week.
A large number of students are
competing for the prize in the Ore
gon history contest being held in the
The juniors have decided to give
play entitled "Brother Elks." The
cast has not been picked as yet. This
play will be given in April.
Don't forget the 'H'' club smoker
to be held here the 30th. A good card
Young Man Has Hand
Crushed In Caterpillar
Arthur Turner, a young man work
ing for Gus Liebl, farmer residing !
south of lone, met with a very serious
accident on last Thursday morning
that cost him the loss of his right
hand. While walking along side of
the big caterpillar tractor that was
being driven by another young man
and drawing the big plows. Turner
noted that there was something ap
parently wrong with the machine
about the revolving track. He stoop
ed down closer for an inspection, when
his mackinaw sleeve w-as caught in
some manner and his hand drawn in.
The hand was caught between the
track and one of the wheels on which
the tread revolves and there was no
getting it out until the wheel had
made a complete turn. This cut the
i hand in two at about the palm joints
ana at the wrist joint, lurner was
thrown to the ground by the pull on
his arm, but kept presence f mind
and extracted his hand before it was
caught again by the wheel behind and
his entire arm drawn in, and he was
also able to get out of the way of the
reach and plows as they came along.
It all happened so quickly that the
man on the machine knew nothing of
it until he saw Turner at the side of
the tractor holding his hand.
Rushing to the house, first aid was
given and then Turner came to lone,
where he was taken in charge by Dr.
Walker and brought to the hospital
at Heppner. It was found that ampu
tation would be necessary, and call
ing to his assistance Dr. McMurdo,
the physicians took the mutilated
!i:md off above the wrist joint and Mr.
Turner is now about, rapidly recov
ering from his injuries, though some
what saddened by the loss of his
good right hand.
The ladies of the Methodist Com
munity church will hold their Easter
.'ale of Rtnghain dresses, aprons and
food, Saturday, April 4th, at 1:H0 p
m., at the store of Case Furniture
Andy Donahue, who resides down
in Sand Hollow, get mixed in a run
away this week and received a bad
cut on the lc(r to the bone. He was
brought to the Heppner Surgical hos
pital today, where hi1 injuries were
attended to by Dr. McMurdo.
BE GIVEN TUESDAY
'Crimson Eyebrows" Title
of Latest Offering By
Local High School.
MUSIC IS ENTICING
Matinee and Evening Performances
Expected to Draw Large Crowds;
Chinese Maidens In Chorus.
The three-act musical comedy,
Crimson Eyebrows," will be present
ed by the high school student body
at the Star theater, March 24th, af
ternoon and evennig at 2:30 and 8.
A cast of 27 has been working for sev
eral weeks and promises you some
thing fine in the way of a musical
'Crimson Eyebrows," played In a
lovely garden setting, is a delightful
romance of 0!d China, woven around
a bit of political intrigue, and is a
rare combination of music and song,
bright colors, clever steps and good
comedy. It is a new operetta one
that has just recently been published
and has already proven most pop
ular. Many of the larger high schools
are giving it. The University high
school of Eugene is staging it in April
under the direction of Mrs. Anne L.
beck, head of Public School Music at
U. of O. It has also been success
fully given over the radio just re-
Sprouls, Memtt and Lee, as the
Three Gay Conspirators, will keep
you laughing from start to finish. Old
Buddha (Marjorie Clark) amuses with
her infatuation for Emperor Wang.
Ting Ling and Fanchong (Edna
Vaughn and Austin Smith), Ah Me
and Hing Lee (Mary Farley and Har
old Becket) will please you with just
the right touch of romance. You'll
enjoy the chorus of lovely Chinese
maidens with their catchy songs and
steps in gayly colored costumes.
The plot: When the good Emperor
Gaiti died, Wang a usurper came
to the throne. Wang, fearing that
he will lose his throne to Ting Ling,
daughter of Gaiti, plots to marry her
to one of his fellow conspirators, who
will then proceed to make way with
her. Wang very cleverly plays upon
Ting Ling's imagination by telling
her that Star Eye, court astrologer,
has read in the stars that in a pre
vious existence, she. Ting Ling, was
Venus, and beloved by Neptune, and
that Neptune is now on his way to
claim her as his bride.
Unfortunately for Wang's plans.
Ting Ling meets Fanchong, leader of
the Crimson Eyebrows (so named be
cause they are faithful to the last
drop of blood). She, believing him
to be Neptune, falls in love with him.
Accordingly, when Wang presents his
accomplice as Neptune, Ting Ling
promptly refuses to marry him.
Hing Lee, a spy of Fanchong's
learns of the conspiracy against Ting
Ling, warns Fanchong, wins the pal
ace guards over to his cause, opens
the gates to the Crimson Eyebrows
and restores the throne to Ting Ling.
Princess Ting Ling Edna Vaughn
Ah Me, her cousin Mary Farley
Buddha Marjorie Clark
Wang Mang, the usurper Emperor
Star Eye, the court astrologer
" Earl Merritt
Neptune, Wang's accomplice -
Fanchong, leader of the Crimson
Eyebrows Austin Smith
Hing Lee, a spy of Fanchong's
Chorus of Chinese Maidens and Sol
diers. W. W. McDuffee, brother of Sheriff
McDuffee, came in from Ritter today
for a short visit, Mr. McDuffee has
lived for the most of his life in the
Ritter section and has never visited
a large city. He will accompany his
brother to Portland in a few days
and take in the sights of Oregon's me-tropoH.
leaves Elks Temple, Hepp
ner, promptly at 3 p. m.
Route via lone and Olex.
All cars requested to
leave with caravan if