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Volume 42, Number 14 HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Verbal Opinion Upholds
Governor Pierce in Veto
Of Election Bill
Meaaura Passed by Uit Legislature
Provided for Balloting If Ref
erendum Wat Invoked.
Salem, June 30. Oregon will not
have a special election In September.
Thii wii aettled by the supreme court
today in a verbal opinion in the case
of L. L. Swan against Secretary of
State Koxer, an original proceeding
in mandamus to compel Kozer to call
a special election notwithstanding
Governor Pierce's veto of the special
election bill of the 1925 legislature.
With the possible one exception
the court was a unit in the opinion
and a written decree will come down
a week from today. The reason for
a verbal opinion was to meet the nec
essity for quick action because of
various state duties that would be
Immediately necessary should the
election have been called, such as cer
tifications to county officers and the
filing of arguments for voters' pam
phlets. Chief Justice McBride said
there was a possibility that one jus
tice would dissent, but that all the
other aix were very decided in their
opinion that the governor had a con
stitutional right to veto the special
election bill, inasmuch as it waa a
simple legislative act with no legal
status different from any other legis
lative act.
The special election bill was passed
by the legislature, and provided that
the election be called In event the
referendum were invoked against any
of the revenue producing acts of the
legislature. In which event all meas
ures referred to the people by the
legislature itself also would be voted
on except the eastern Oregon normal
school bill. The referendum was in
voked on the tobacco tax bit), the
bus bill and the tithing bill, but the
governor had vetoed the special elec
tion act, so that operation of all
these measures is now held up pend
ing the general election in November,
lit 26.
The governor was charged with
having vetoed the bill for the reason
that he wanted the Dennis resolution
proposing an Inhibition against in
come and inheritance taxes in Ore
gon for 10 years, and a state Income
tax bill both to go before the people
in November, 1026, so that he could
set them over against each other as
a gubernatorial campaign Issue. The
governor is strongly opposed to the
Dennis resolution and fts strongly in
favor of a stale income tax. Had the
special election been called the Den
nis resolution would have been before
the people the coming September.
Many Eighth Graders of
County Pass Examination
There were 86 pupils of the Mor
row county schools that entered the
contests for promotion in the May
eighth grade examinations. The
greater number of these were suc
cessful in the first test, and those
who failed to pass at that time were
given a second chance in June, when
all but two were successful, so we
are informed by County School Su
perintendent Walker. We give here
with the list by districts of those who
won their diplomas:
District No.l-Mny: Vivian Cason,
Martha Driscoll, Dorothy Herren, Pa
tricia Mahoney, Velton Owen, Pauline
Ulrich, Margaret Notaon, Elizabeth
Klder, Valoice Bramer, Claire Cox,
Harlan Devin, Maurice Edmondson,
Elbert Gibson, Paul Jones; June: Ed
win Hughes, Mildred Hannah, Gladys
Medtock, Julia Harris, Zella Hughes,
Terril Bcngc, Robert Jones, Jennie
District No. 8 May: Clarence
Hayes. Sophia Hayes; June; Roy
Quackenbush, Claude Buschke.
District No. 4 Arleta Farrons.
District No. 6 - Katie Morgan, Edith
District No, 10 Lillian Yergen, Bu
ford Howard.
District No. 11 Ethel Cradick.
District No. 12-May: Dorris Wil
cox, Erma Duvall, Ruth Dinges; June:
Claudia McMillan, Lillian Broadley.
District No. 14 Mariam Howard.
District No. 16 Vernice Crawford,
Ralph Thompson, Erling Thompson.
District No. 17 June: Elsio Har
District No. 18 Alfred Sibley.
District No. 21 June: Amy Mc-
District No. 2B May: Helen Board
man, Kenneth Boardman; June:
Gladys Wilson, Buster Rounds, Mil
dred Messenger, Lillian Brice, jVeta
Woodnrd, Ivy Olson, Arthur Schaeffcr.
District No. 27 June: Bertha Se-
District No. 31 June: Lee Burn
aide, Everett Keithley, Dale Akcrs,
Milo Huston.
District No. 82 Rohort McCabe,
Gladys Olden, Benjamin Miller.
District No. IIS -June: Daisy Gor
ley. District No. 85-May: Wilbur Ak
ers, Dorris Gunzcl, Kenneth Akers,
Esther Tucker, Mildred Farrens, Leo
na Ritchie, Estelta Rowell, Roseta
Fletcher; June: Vern Engleman. Gar
land Swanson, Harry Peterson.
District No. 87 Mary Carlson.
' District No. 40 Violet Snling;
June: Etta Robinson.
District No. 48 Annie Sheridan.
District No. 49 Alfred Lovgron,
District No. 51 June: Grace Mil
lor, Rho Howell.
P, M. Gemmell reutrned homo on
Sunday after having spent his vaea-
cation at Souttlo and taking in the
Legion convention at Prlnevillo. Mrs
Gemmell and the children remain at
Seattle for a more extended visit
with relatival and friends.
Camp Lfewfs Host to Seven Hun
dred Student Soldiers From
Three Western States.
Camp Lewis, Wash., June 80.
Morrow county la represented at this
year's Citizens' Military Training
Camp at Camp Lewis by the following
citizens who will devote one month
toward acquiring a knowledge of the
military art: Francis M. Becket, Ger
ald L. Slocum, James G. Thomson,
Marvin R. Wightman.
Seven hundred student soldiers
from Oregon, Washington and North
ern Idaho are being trained at this
camp. Courses are given in Infantry,
Field Artillery, Cavalry, Engineers,
and Signal Corps. Students with no
previous military training are being
instructed in the Basic Course. Oth
ers who have attended previous camps
or have had military experience are
receiving instruction in the Red,
White or Blue couraei, depending up
on their proficiency. Gruduates of
the Blue course are eligible for com
missions as Reserve Officers.
The Camp is commanded by Col
onel F. T. Arnold, Cavalry, Chief of
Staff of the Ninety-Sixth Division.
He will be assisted by regular army
and reserve officers.
Sanitary and health conditions ars
being carefully watched. Organized
athletics and supervised recreation
form an important part of the in
structional program. The moral wel
fare of the student-soldiers is being
looked after by Chaplain John W.
Beard and Chaplain Edwin Burling.
Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and
Chris tain Science services will be
held in Camp each Sunday,
Excessive Heat Prevails
In England Sometimes
rs. T. II. Lowe of Cecil gets a
paper each week from her old home
town of Durham, England, and she
sends in some dippings from the is
sue of June' 12, which show that this
summer is ft pretty warm one over
there. Under the heading, "Heat
Wave at Durham 86 Degrees In the
Shade," we have the statement that
Dunetmians felt the full force of
the heat wave on Wednesday. Ac
cording to the records of the Obser
vatory, Durham, made by Mr. Frank
Sargent, the temperature in the
shade on Wednesday was 88 degrees,
and since 1841 this has only been ex
ceeded on one occasion, viz., 'on July
21st, 1921, when the temperature
rose to 87X" l . .
This called forth some editorial
comment in the same paper under the
heading of "Tropical Summers, and
t is rather interesting history:
Having failed to detect an ap
proaching break-up of the warm
weather, some prophets are now fore
telling the 'hottest summer on rec
ord.' To which one may reply that,
if traditions count as records, there
are some which will be hard to beat,
quite irrespective of such years as
and 1V21. Here are a few tra
ditional hot summers, unearthed from
more or less veracious chroniclers.
From 678 to 680 England, south of
the Tweed, had no rain during all the
summer menths. In 1879 work in the
open was impossible. In 1000 A. D.,
the streams dried up, fish died, and
the 'stench produced pestilence.' In
152 'eggs could be cooked fn the
sand,' as haa just been done In the
United States. In 1113, 1281, 1303,
1538, and 1716 men, women and chil
dren crossed the Thames on foot at
London bridge. In 1541, the heat in
the North was so great that the Trent
became a 'straggling brook,' as it
did again just tifty years later.
'Yorkshire moors caught fire in
1762 and 1785, in the latter of which
years there was the same cold and
inclement May which we have just
witnessed. In 1785, too, barley was
cut on Tweedside on July 20. In
1782, there was not so much as a
shower between barley-sowing and
harvest, though dews were plentiful
and very heavy. In the latter year,
also, the pastures were so parched
that cattle were killed off, and meat
sold at three-farthings per pound.
One of the 'record' hot days is said
to have occurred in 1715, with a tem
perature of 140 degrees. But Wed
nesday, July 13, 1808, became known
as 'hot Wednesday,' with the shade
temperature of 90 to 101 F.
Waterloo Year, 1815, was also very
hot almost all places of amusement
closing. Three years later wheat In
Devonshire had been cut, threshed,
ground and even made into bread by
July 4. 1826 was known as 'short
crop year,' with no rain from May 26
into August. Pastures were burned
and lambs slaughtered fn 1868, when
for days together London registered
96 F. The House of Lords was struck
by lightning on May 27. Finally Ju
bilee Year, 1887, closed a cycle of
warm and dry summers, which had
caused agriculturists and even me
terologists to talk about 'a change
of climate.' So 1925 has still a few
records to beat, though it is certain
ly doing Its best at the time of writ
At the home of A. M. Tillson, fath
er of the bride, HermiHton, on Sun
day, June 21st, a very pretty wedding
was solemnized, when Orn L. Barlow
and Miss Anna Bernice Tillson were
united in holy wedlock in the pres
ence of the members of both families.
Mill Tillson has been a popular
teacher Iri the lone school for the
past three years, while Mr. Barlow
is one of the prominent wheat ranch
ers of the lone section. The bride
was charmingly gowned In white
charmeuse satin with allover silk
lace, and was the recipient of very
many beautiful gifts. Both the young
folks are active in the Odd Fellows of
Morrow county, and were married by
the Grand Master, I. O. O. F. of Ore
gon, the Rev, Henry Young of Hor
miston. After a sumptuous wedding dinner
the young folks left amid showers of
rice and good wishes for an extended
honyemoon trip.
The grain crop outlook in Morrow
county is good but there is not going
to be much bay this year in either
Morrow county or Umatilla, says AI
Henriksen who returned yesterday
from a trip to his Willow creek ranch.
The shortage of hay is shown in vari
ous places by the smallnesi and scar
city of hay stacks following the first
cutting says Mr. Henriksen. How
ever, in some cases in the west end
of the county the hay waa baled so
the stacks do not always represent
the true yield. East Oregon! an.
A number of young people repre
senting the Christian Endeavor So
ciety of the Christian church here
will leave on Saturday for Portland
to attend the big C. E. convention
there on Monday. Among these youag
people are the Missea Evelyn Hum
phreys, Francis Parker, Myra Welle,
Mary Patterson and Luola Benge.
Others are also contemplating at
tending whose names we did not
learn. These young ladies will drive
to Portland in the Humphreys car.
A marriage license was issued from
the office of Clerk Anderson on Sat
urday to Albert Warren Burrows of
Snoqualmie, Wash., and Corinne
Smith of Heppner. The young peo
ple were married the same day by
Rev. E. C. Alford, pastor of the Meth
odist Community church. They will
make their home at Snoqualmie,
which Is the native city of both par
ties. Walter Moore, cashier of First Na
tional Bank, accompanied by Mrs.
Moore and the children, departed for
Kelso and Tacoma, Washington, Sun
day, riding with Dr. McMurdo as far
as Portland. At Kelso they will visit
with Mr. Moore's mother and go on
to Tacoma to be guests at the home
of Mrs. Moore's parents during the
extent of Walter's summer vacation.
Reid Buseick, Crocket Sprouls and
Robert Tash are leaving this evening
for Portland. The boys will attend
the Christian Endeavor convention
beginning a ten days' session in that
city on Saturday. They took their
bed along so that they will be sure of
sleeping accommodations. This con
vention will be a rare treat to all
young people able to attend.
Miss Odile Groshens and her lis
ter, Miss May, and Paul Hisler, ar
rived home from Portland on Friday.
May and Paul have been students in
one of the Portland high schools the
past year and Miss Odile has been
keeping house for them. They will
spend their vacation here at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John McCullough.
It Is reported that Leslie Matlock
underwent a minor operation at a
hospital in Portland on Monday, be
ing relieved of a trouble from which
he haa suffered for some time. This
operation, however, is preliminary to
one of a more serious nature which
Mr. Matlock expects to submit to
Gene Ferguson and Leonard
Schwari drove to Pendleton on Tues
day and brought back a couple of
new Chevrolet cars which the Fergu
son Bros, have sold to Heppner par
ties this week. They were accom
panied on the trip by Misses Mary
Crawford and Edna Vaughn.
. E. J. Merrill, who is an extensive
ranchman of the Hardman country,
was a visitor in Heppner on Tuesday.
Crop conditions are quite good in his
locality, but Ed thinks a big rain
would be beneficial just the same.
Dr. McMurdo departed on Sunday
for Portland where Tie is this week
attending the meeting of the north
west association of doctors and sur
geons in session there.
It is reported that the Sid Seale
clip of wool at Condon, Oregon, which
was the first clip contracted in Ore.
gon last fall has been turned to E. J.
Burke Wool Company at a loss to the
original purchaser, Draper 4 Com
pany, of 8 cents per pound. The con
tract price of Draper Company to
Seale being 40 cents and the price
paid by Burke Wool Company to Dra
per & Company 32 cents per pound.
We are advised that this transac
tion was made at the prices given and
that in all respects it was a sale in
which both parties were well satisfied.
E. J. Burke Wool Company being sat
isfied because the wool was worth the
money and Draper & Company being
satisfied because the wool was worth
no more than it sold for. Both par
ties being satisfied the wool sold on
the market for this clip of wool. As
to why it should not bring more than
32 cents, with desirable grades of
wool in Boston at 42 cents and better,
we do not know unless it can be at
tributed to having some of those un
desirable qualities that make for a
iower price classification. It is hear
say with us that the clip was not up
to the usual standard of either the
Condon country or the John Day sec
tion and therefore of course this sale
should not be construed as setting a
price for other growers to sell at.
The "Oregonlan" liked the story
so well that It ran it twice and ap
parently an effort was made to start
the ball rolling on the basis of 82
cents. Unfortunately most of the
Oregonian's wool news covering tht
Northwest comes from sources that
are, in our opinion, slightly biased in
favor of the wool dealer. Not that
the Oregonian deliberately favors the
dealer but It is the growers' misfor
tune to be too busily engaged attend
ing to the business of growing sheep
and wool to devote much time to pass
ing out his views as to the market
and the way he feels about It,
The most perplexing problem be
foro the dealer and speculator today
ia how to manage the grower who
will not sell his wool on the present
mnrkot and who will not consign it
to dealers to sell for him. This is
the view expressed by the "Daily
News Record." According to this
publication back fn Ohio some one
"spilled the beans" and Instead of
buying wool at 86 cents from the
growers, dealers ars being forced to
nay 40 to 43 cants with prospects of
their meeting stronger and stronger
opposition from the growers. Ore.
gon Woolgrower,
VHE GLORIOUS FOURTH Yesterday and Today
W O A Pop-If s- v I BtAMKCTTY. )
Farmers Will Picnic On
The 1 2th at Rhea Creek
We are informed by County Agent
Morse that arrangements are 'being
completed for a big fanners' picnic
at the Wright place on Rhea creek
on Sunday, July 12th, and the pro
gram will be fully arranged by our
next issue.
During the day it is planned to
make a visit to the Eight Mile wheat
nursery on the John Bergstrom place.
Mr. Morse states that there will be
plenty of amusement, a big basket
dinner and speeches by eome prom
inent outsiders, all of which will be
announced mors definitely later.
Horseshoes and racing will be on the
program, so be prepared for a good
time and come along with the lunch
basket well filled.
George Swaggart, old-time Hepp
nerite now residing at Pendleton, was
a visitor here for a few days this
week while looking after business
Prof. Chas. C. Ruth, associate ag
ronomist of Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, is visiting Morrow county this
week. In company with County Agent
Morse be is going over the wheat
fields to get a line on the crop pros
pects and reports that so far he has
found some pretty poor wheat as well
as some that is mighty fine, but is
not ready to give out a statement in
The following business liouses will
be closed all day on Saturday, July 4th.
Be sure and get your shopping for Sat
urday and Sunday finished by Friday
Brown Warehouse Co.
JHE merchaatEfof Heppner have
agreed to close their places of
business on the Fourth, and as a
consequence there will be no
chance to do any trading here on
that day. The following stores
have agreed to this arrangement,
as will be noted by the advertise
ment elsewhere on this page: W.
P. Prophet, M. D. Clark, Thomson
Bros., Sam Hughes Co., Johnnie
Hiatt, Phelps Grocery Co.
Heppner will have no patriotic
demonstration on the Foarth, and
so far as we know there is no cel
ebration taking place within the
borders of Morrow county. Ar
lington is making elaborate prep
arations for a celebration, and no
doubt many will go from here to
take in the doings at the city by
the side of the Columbia. Many
others will hie themselves to the
mountains where they can have
shade and cool water, while the
less fortunate will have to remain
at home and enjoy the heat and
content themselves as best they
can. In the meantime you had
better do your trading on Friday
as the stores will not be open for
business until Monday.
FOR SALE Some 22 head of pigs;
inquire of Pyle & Grimes,' Parkers
By a. b. chapin j
Mrs. Turner Chosen As
Student Body President
Pendleton, Ore., June 30. To The
Gazette-Times: It will be of interest
to the many Heppner friends of Mrs.
Lillian Turner to hear that she has
been unanimously elected president
of the student body of the Pendleton
summer normal school. Mrs. Turner
is a student in primary physical edu
cation, music, art and penmanship.
The following Morrow county peo
ple are registered at the normal :
Misses Nora Doherty, Helen Wells,
Gertrude Davies, Mrs. Loe Matteson
and Mrs. Lillian Turner. All express
themselves as well pleased with the
school. Contributed.
Umatilla Forest News.
Construction work was resumed on
the western route road Friday under
the direction of S. H. Stimson, fore
man. Camp was established on the
head of Ditch creek. Work will be
begun at Kelly prairie, the end of
last year's construction, and pushed
westward to intersect the Heppner
Ritter road near Lingerlonger. This
will be the connecting link in an al
most direct route between Ukiah and
New orrals for counting and sep
arating sheep on the driveways have
been constructed at Arbuckle, Tupper,
and Long Prairie. A counter is sta
tioned at each corral and all sheep j
are counted as they enter the Fores r.
All stock driveways are being active
ly patrolled this season and trespass
on adjacent ranges is being held at
a minimum. The patrolmen are as
sisting the men with the trail bands
to avoid mix-ups of sheep.
Harry Enright of Albee has been
employed by the Five Mile cattle and
horse association as rider on their
ranges, lie now has the twenty miles
of drift fence repaired. Lewis Wiles
of Long Creek has been employed by
the association in constructing salt
troughs. There are now a complete '
set of thirty-two troughs on the Five
Mile range that meet the Forest Ser
vice requirements as to location and
Will Arbuckle, State Fire Warden
from Ukiah, stopped over night at
Ellis ranger station this week while
on his way to Matlock creek to begin
work on the Rush creek road.
Clarence Bisbee, Forest Guard at
Dixon ranger station, was severely
injured recently when he was thrown
from a horse. He was taken to Port
land for treatment and according to
last report he had returned and was
recovering rapidly and would soon be
on the job again.
There have been many reports of
lost horses during the last two weeks.
W. H. Cleveland lost a sadle horse on
Mallory creek. The animal became
entangled In a stake rope and broke
its neck. A herder for John Kilkenny
lost a horse with the saddle on while
trailing sheep. Two days later it
was found by another sheep man
while looking for lost horses and re
turned to its owner. Mike Mc Lough
lin had a horse to escape from him
with a pack on and according to last
reports was still missing. John Kee
gan lost a horse with a saddle on
near Boiler camp and after hunting
for it on foot for two days, the horse
was returned to him by wood cutters
who had found it on Jones prairie.
Mrs. Lena M. Coleman and her two
daughters, Mary Louise and Francis
Eleanor White, arrived from their
home at Marshfield on Sunday. They
will visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Smead during the month of
July. Mrs. Coleman and daughters
accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cur
tis of Stockton, Calif., who will be
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Smead for a few days. Mr. Curtis is
taking his summer vacation, being
employed by the Western Meat Co.
of Stockton. Mrs. Curtis and Mra.
Coleman are daughters of Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L, Sweek returned
I from a trip to Grant county on Frl
I day. Mr. Sweek had been called to
Canyon City on legal business.
Warning to the Public.
In view of the recent exposure of
"diploma mills" throughout the coun
try, the State Board of Health and
City Health Department take this op
portunity to warn the public of the
presence of certain persons designat
ed as "Doctors" in what they call
giving treatments to their patients,
which so-called "doctors" are not
graduates of reputable colleges or
medical schools.
The attention of thia department
has been called to the fact that a cer
tain person in Heppner, Morrow coun
ty, who calls himself a ''Doctor" yet
has no diploma from any recognited
state institution of medicine, osteop
athy or any school of the healing
arts, nor has such person any license
issued by the State to practice any
of the healing arts. As there is no
existing law at present to prevent
any person calling themselves a "doc
tor," such persona are allowed to prey
on the public and go nnproseeuted
unless someone is willing to appear
against them for grievances which
occutv Nor can such a person, or
"doctor" legally collect a bill for
treatment. If fatalities, should occur
from such a person's treatment, he
could be prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law. Such persons are
usually crafty enough to call in a
physician before a fatality occurs,
and if the case is fatal the afflicted
one ia unfortunately not present to
collect his dues. If said "doctor"
claimed to be of the profession of
medicine, osteopathy, or other licens
ed heal'ng art, then such person uulj
be prosecuted accordingly, but they
are smart enough not to cWim r.y of
the licensed professions, bnt still are
Therefore, this Department takes
this opportunity to warn the public
accordingly that they accept their
own risk when taking such treat
ments. It is well to ask to see such
person's license when applying for
MENT. Fred Crump Taken to E.
O. Hospital at Pendleton
Fred Crump of Sand Hollow, son
of Mrs. Anna Williams, became vio
lently insane on Saturday last, and
after examination by the county phy
sician, Dr. A. D. McMurdo, at the of
fice of Judge R. L. Benge, was com
mitted to the Eastern Oregon hospital
at Pendleton where it ia hoped that
treatment will restore him to normal
health again.
Fred became demented a week or so
ago, his trouble being attributed to
the excessive beat and overwork, and
was brought to town for attention
staying at the home of his brother,
Henry, but manifested no symptoms
of violence before about noon on Sat
urday. He was takeft in charge by
the officers who had much difficulty in
keeping him under control. Judge
Benge, Sheriff McDurTee and Wm
Ayers accompanied Crump to the
asylum Saturday evening and he was
turned over to the authorities there.
Permanent Settlers Are
Locating In Oregon
From all points of the compass,
homeseekers come pouring into Ore
gon. A total of 189 families, desiring to
locate on Oregon farms, have been
reported by the Gateway offices at
Ashland, Ontario, Ore.; Green River,
Wyo.; Portland Municipal Auto Camp
and the Los Angeles branch office of
the Portland Chamber of Commerco,
since June 1st
Forty-one of these prospective set
tlers have called personally at the of
fice of the Land Settlement Depart
ment, Portland, and been given in
formation and assistance in locating.
So far the month of June, 24 fam
ines have already been located on
land in various parts of the state, rep
resenting a capital investment of
over $150,000. W. G. Ide, manager,
states that complete reports for the
month have not yet been received
from various counties, and that no
doubt this number will be greatly in
creased. Thirteen settlers have been report-
edfor Josephine county, one for Des
chutes, one for Klamath, and ten by
the Czecho-Slovak Chamber of Com
merce of Chicago, who have located
various parts of the Willamette
valley. A few of the new settlers
are: John Tlusty, of Minn., 160 acres
at Mollala; Jos. Distal, S. Dak.. 33
acres at McMinnville; J. F. Hons. S.
Dak., 62 acres at Butteville; Frank
Klima, N. Dak., 31 acres at Wood
burn; Jas. Krijoi, 111., and John Benes
of Wis., 121 acres at Whiteson; E. E.
Stump, Calif., 5 acres at Bear Creek;
Sherman Ware, Calif., 50 acres, Jose
phine county; Harvey G. Hoffmaster,
Ariz., 10 acres, Josephine county;
Thos. GarToy, Calif., 80 acres,. Jose
phine county, and Emma L. Garivt,
Ariz., 3 acres near Grants Pass.
Swimming Pool Main
Attraction These Days
The Legion swimming pool is cer
tainly the principal attraction of
Heppner these warm days, and the
"nat" has its crowd almost every
hour from morning until night. The
kiddies, the young folks and many
of the old gray heads are taking ad
vantage of the pleasant waters and
enjoying the advantages of the pool.
Manager Ayers states that the fi
nancial returns are also mighty sat
isfactory and the treasury of the Le
gion is being rapidly replenished and
a few seasons like tho present will
put the pool out of debt. We are re
quested to announce that ladies hours
at the pool, inaugurated this werk,
will be as follows: 0 to 11! on Mon
days and Wednesdays, and 1 to 3:30
Friday afternoons. Only Indies and
boys under 8 admitted during these
By Arthur BrisboiM
To Rule Earth's Forces.
Grandma's Younger Face.
Free, How Can He Know?
Those Liberty Bonds.
The scientific person says "the re
cent terrific heat comes from spots
on the sun, unusually fierce.
Another says "the heat' travels
north from tropical jung'es, thanks
to atmospheric conditions."
Accidental condition of the air
lanes send us heat from the Equator.
How soon shall we learn to do, for
ourselves, what nature does fitfully
and at the wrong time?
Do you doubt that fully civilized
men will transfer surplus heat from
the Equator to the North Pole? That
will seem a modest accomplishment
some centuries hence.
It seems difficult to us. But sup
pose you had predicted two hundred
years ago that the lightning flashing
in the sky, occasionally kilting men,
would be harnessed one day and made
to run a washing machine, a fan or
a carpet sweeper.
Men will manage and direct the
earth's heat as easily as they now
direct heat from the furnace.
Coningsby Dawson, writer, mourns
because women are set aside, "shelv
ed," at an age when their brothers
and husbands begin to be interesting.
He says a woman is, or ought to be
"at the height of her charm after
Various things work against wo
men and prevent their having ardent
young admirers, as Ninon de l'Enclos
had at the age of seventy. The chil
dren come too close together, in many
cases, and that wears women out.
Then, husbands are dull, and after
a day's work their talk ia frightfully
tiresome. No food for the wife's
mind. Also, women have lived on the
earth for 500,000 years as drudges,
with a small percentage kept as toys.
They literally have not had a chance.
But times and conditions are chang
ing. Women vote, families are small
er, you cannot tell a woman from her
granddaughter, when their backs are
turned. And often, when they faee
you, one is about as young as the
other, and the grandmother has, spir
itually, the younger face.
Tom Lee, negro boatman on the
Mississippi, lived long before the
world heard of him. The steamer
Norman sank and he saved thirty
lives. The "folks" collected money
to buy him a house, mueh to his sur
prise. His performance seemed to
him commonplace. "I kept going and
coming." he said, "until I saved ev
erybody I saw in the river. Then I
went to the Band bar and built a fire."
The world exists and life is made
possible, thanks to the workers that
"just keep going and coming."
A man writes in his last hour,
"Burn me up, scatter my ashes
around the Statue of Liberty in New
York Harbor. Death has. set me free."
How does he KNOW that death has
set him free? Nature, of which death
is a part, has a habit of using the
same material over and over again.
The tree of this generation supplies
mould to the tree that takes its
A man burned up today may go
traveling, his spirit to continue his
work and struggling in some other
far off sphere.
Everybody knows what a depressed
working man said to his dog: "You
are lucky. When you're dead, that's
the end of it. But when I die, they're
not through with me yet; I have to
go to hell then."
However weak this nation may be,
in the face of a spirited article writ
ten by obscure Socialists, it is a
strong nation, financially.
U. S. Government bonds wtnt high
er than ever la?t week.
Those assured by this writer dur
ing the bond selling campaigns that
bonds would go above par will please
note that Treasury "four and a quar
ters" sold last week at 107.10.
It takes every man fifty years to
learn how to live. "At fifty a man
is either a fool or a physician." But
if a man at fifv will do what he
knows he OUGHT to do. ho may easi
ly live hrty years longer.
To KNOW is one thing, to VO Is
Grange Being Organized
In Rhea Creek District
The work of organizing a grange
in the south end of the county was
begun on Monday evening. Juno 21.
when the people in the vicinity of
the Rhea creek schoolhoue at Kuks
came together for that purpose. Na
tional Deputy W. R. Gekeier of La
Grande was present and started off
the organization and some 20 mem
bers were secured. The work will be
completed on Sunday afturnoon, July
The grange at Ilimrdmnn is expect
ed to scitd a delogution to the nxt
meeting. This will make the 2th
grange organized in Oregon this y-Hr,
rt'pri'HenUng a gum In mumberihtp
of over 2000, states Mr. Gukeler, and
the national orgMnixation ha ben in
existence for the pt 5: yarx. Mrs.
O, C. Stephens of M'Klnney crne-k, n
grangt im-mrmr in Grant county, Is
assisting with the work for Murmur
cou nty.
Dr. D. H. Iluylor, ye pfiallt of
Portland, in Hnppner July lit, 2 21.