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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 15
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1925.
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Court met in regular KBsion at the"
Court Hume in Heppner, Oregon, on
Wedneiday, the 1st dajr of July, 1925,
with all officer! present, whn were
had the following proceedings:
Court approved the viewen report
in the matter of the road vacation of
B. B, Helmt and othrs.
The petition of L. H, Frederickion
for certain itreeta and alleys to be
vacated in Irrigon waa allowed.
The following bills were approved
and ordered paid:
C. B. Baer, Court House $ 12.50
Rose Burnslde, et al, Cir. Ct. 838.50
F. A. Rowell, Audit - 126.00
C. B. Oral. Sealer 12.36
A. J. Chaffee, Overseer 76.00
A. D. McMurdo, Physician 10.00
Lydia Ritchie, Wid. Pen. ..... 10.00
Dorothy Patterson, Wid. Pen. 10.00
Minnie Zochert, Wid. Pen 10.00
Ida Fletcher, Poor 16.00
Jess Kirk, Poor 30.00
R. B. Steers, Poor 20.00
b. A. Bleakman, County Ct, 32.35
L. P. Davidson, County Ct. 32.50
Gaiette-Times, Office ....... 67.10
Kilham Sty. Co., Office 19.60
Geo. McJ)unee, Various 26.10
Glass b Prudhomme, Varioua 233.74
J. J. Wells, Assessor 10.00
H. M. Walker, Supt 14.14
lone Independent, Treasurer 2.10
A. Rood, Poor 6.00
Mrs. J. H. Gentry, Poor 10.00
A. D. McMurdo; Poor 85.00
Klkhorn Restaurant, Poor .... 29.16
T. J. Humphreys, Poor 14.80
Thomson Bros, Court House 7.60
Patterson & Son, Court Hse. 6.80
M. D. Clark, Court House .... .80
Burroughs Mach, Co., Court
R. L. Benge, Insane 21.10
F. R. Brown, Insurance 86.00
Ed Gonty, Juvenile 6.60
E. O. Neill, Rebate . 2.23
8. E. Notson, Dist. Atty. 6.00
H. D. McCurdy, No. 14 66.88
E. L. Berry, et al, Coroner .... 61.50
County Agent, Appropriation 1,200.00
W. J. Davis, No .7 6.98
H. I). Ranmussen, No. 18 21.81
Harry Dinges, No. 8 25.26
V. Nixon, No. 18 76.00
C. E. Carlson, No. 9 11.81
State Commission, Roads 46.46
O. Parker, No. 19 132.23
Wes McNabb, No. 9 14.95
C. H. Bartholomew, Spl. 6 .... 107.39
W. L. McCalcb, Salary 166.66
T. J. Humphreys, Gen. Road 2.00
Thomson Bros., Gen. Road .. 6.60
Gazette-Times, Gen. Road 31.10
J. W. Kirschner, Gen. Road.. 90.00
W. O. Bayless, Gen. Road .... 30.60
Vaughn A Goodman, Gen. Rd. 48.11
C. V. Hopper, Gen. Road 91
Ferguson Bros, Gen. Road .... 11.21
Martin Reid, Gen. Road 8.25
W. L. McCalcb, Gen. Road .... 7.72
Willow Creek Mill, No. 18 .... 80.76
A. R. Reid, No. 19 67.60
O. E. Johnson, BH 20 . 20.00
Standard Oil Co., Gen 10.80
STAR THEATER, JULY 1 6 AND 17
(Thursday and Friday Next Week)
1 HE play made a millionaire of the author. The pic
ture will make you richer by a thousand wholesome,
hearty laughs. The screen has never before offered so
full an evening of hilarious entertainment and care-free
fun as Charley's Aunt brings to you.
To see it is to laugh and to. laugh is to be happy.
You'll lose your cares and worries in the maze of riotous
comedy this picture brings to you. You'll climb the ex
alted heights of farce with the inimitable Syd and regret
the1 homecoming when the film is concluded.
Charley and Jack were fiercely In love but 4)icy couldn't
get the sweet young thnigs alone long enough to propose.
So when they learned that "Charley's Aunt from Brazil
where the nuts come from" was going to pay them a visit, they
gnve three rousing cheers and invited the girls to luncheon.
The girls arrived, and so 'did a wire from "Auntie"' saying
(he'd bo delnyed. The boys were panic-atrickeh. They knew
the girls wouldn't stay without a chapcrone.
Then "Babbs" on his way to a play rehearsal dropped In,
adorned in curls, bonnet and black taffeta and looking for all
the world like a dear little old lady. The boys grabbed him.
and hastiy Introduced him as "Charley'a Aunt."
Did the girls fall for "Auntie?" We'll say they dldl
Then follows a host of embarraaslng situations which
mako some of the most hilarious comedy evre shown on the
If you fail to see "Charley's Aunt," you'ro missing the
funniest stage farce ever written it "tickled" audiencea of
the theatro thirty-three years ago and b,ae been tickling them
ever since! It's a scream!
"The audience shook and shrieked with laughter. It is
a splendid piece of work and the producers deserve great cred
it for having filmed this fnrco without the inclusion of a sin
gle coarse note. This film will make the whole country roar
with lnaghtor and renew the fame of the old farce, New York
"The laughing apparatus of this critic, thought perman
ently out of order, Is in tip-top shape again and working on all
six. There has nevor been a comedy produced In which so
much clean and honest humor abounds." Loa Angeles News.
11 'Charley's Aunt'" Is without any shadow of doubt one of
the funniest things ever done on tho screen. "Chlrajo News.-
ADMISSION 25c and 50c
NO HOPE HELD
OF JUDGE PHELPS
Jurist Very Low Following Stroke
of Paralysis at Portland
First of Week.
Little, if any, hope is held out for
the recovery of Gilbert W. Phelps
circuit judge of this district, who
on July 1 suffered a stroke of paraly
sis at Portland, where he and Mrs.
Phelps are making their temporary
Word recieved here last evening by
friends from Mrs. Phelps stated that
there was no improvement in hia con
dition and that the Judge was grad
ually growing weaker and the end
seems to be but a matter of a few
days. This news is indeed a shock to
the many friends of Judge Phelps
and hia family here who have been
anxiously looking for news that
would be encouraging.
Mrs. Phelps it at the bedside of
her husband, as is their daughter,
Misa Genevieve. Miss Margaret
Phelps, who recently went to Chica
go to take up the study of music, is
enroute to Portland, having been
called by the news of her father's
Four New Case Com
bines Taken to Fields
Four new Case combines were taken
out from the Peoples Hardware Co.
this week, and Manager Van Marter
informa this paper that m number
more were spoken for, but his firm
was unable to get the machines ar
the Case people have been sold out
since the middle of May.
Thoae getting new machines were
Chas. Coi, Merle Kirk, Chris Brown
and Alvln Casebeer. It looked good
to see this new machinery going out
into the fields, as for a few seasons
here the demand for harvesters has
been rather slow. Each of these
purchasers will harvest good crops
this season, and the handy little com
bines with their gasoline engines to
run the threshing gear, will help
them to get the grain into the sack
in good ahape.
T. H. Lowe, who helps to keep Cecil
on the map, came up to Heppner on
Monday to look after business affairs
and seek a littk rest away from the
strenuous life of his home town. For
a place of real quietude, we can rec
ommend Heppner these days and Mr.
Lowe found nothing here to disturb
his peace of mind.
Clyde Equipment Co, JR20 12.75
Bank of lone, Roads 190.66
First National Bank, Roads.. 2,114.83
Farmers Nat. Bank, Roads. .. 611.78
Arlington Nat. Bank. Roads 65.42
W. B. Barrat and .family have re
turned to the Barratt ranch here from
their trip to the Palouae country, and
will spend a 'few days at the old
home before going on to Portland
Mr. Barratt states that the crops
throughout the Palouse section are
in very excellent condition right now
and the promise is for a very abund
ant yield. The warm spell of weath
er seemed to have no detrimental ef
fect on crops up that way and the
country presents a beautiful appear
ance right now.
Jeff French is suffering from a bad
eye and it is feared that he may lose
the member. Several months ago he
got a sliver in the eye but did not
pay much attention to it. In the
meantime it has become infected and
it is necessary for Mr. French to have
it treated by a physician, and just
now it is rather doubtful if the eye
can be saved. The right eye is the
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Case are here
from Vancouver, Wash., expecting to
remain for the summer. Mr. Case,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Case
of this city, and Miss Gene Pyle,
daughter of Mrs. Ida M. Pyle of Par
kers Mill, were recently married at
Vancouver, taking their friends here
J. B. Stanfield, Portland wool buyer,
is in the rifv. A Ar-nn Ik tha ni-ir-a
of wool recently does not make the
oners 01 uie buyers of such attrac
tion that the local producers wilt let
go their clips. We understand the
best price offered by Mr. Stanfield
was 35 cents.
Charley Huston, in from Eight Mile
today, states that he will be ready
to start his harvest in about two
weeks. While the hot weather did
some damage out that way and cut
the prospective yield short, there will
be a good harvest and much wheat
Wm. L. Crowe, a wool buyer of
Portland, was here the end of the
week, interviewing our wool men. He
was accompanied by his wife and
they were guests at Hotel Heppner
while in the city.
Mi.. u...;.t v u . j
home from Portland the first of the
week after enjoying a visit there of
a couple of weeks with relatives, tak-
iiik me nusfl onow ana seeing tne
sights of the big city.
F. H. Watts, monument dealer of
The Dalles, is in Hepner this week
superintending the installing of some
monuments at the cemetery.
H. E. Reed, Portland business man,
is registered at Hotel Heppner while
looking after business affaire here
Attention Elka Important meeting
tonight, Thursday, July 9th.
The Gorge and Mt. Hood
Shown In Fine Booklet
The Union Pacific has ju.it made
another valuable contribution to the
big library of Oregon literature by
the publication of a folder on "The
Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood."
It is in effect a 32-page album of the
most elaborate and striking pictorial
exhibits of which the photographer's
art is capable and carries just enough
text to clothe comfortably the heroic
and amazing panorama which unrolls
itself to the admiring visitor.
Perhaps its outstanding feature is
the topographical map wrought in
natural colors in the central pages.
It might almost be described as a
view from up in the aky somewhere
north of Vancouver, Washington,
looking down on the Gorge and Mt.
Hood, and reveals with exact and ex
quisite detail the entire region which
the title comprehends. Nothing of
like magnitude and true-to-nature
workmanship has ever been attempt
ed, and it will prove of inestimable
value to all Interested in that famous
section of Oregon.
Copies will be freely mailed to any
address by Wm. McMurray, General
Passenger Agent, or any Union Pacific
METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
' A unique service will be conducted
at the Methodist Community church
next Sunday evening, by the members
of the Junior League. The Junior
Choir will lead the music. The main
feature of the service will be the
giving of the story, "The Son of a
Savage." It is the talc of the re
demption to Christianity of an Is
land tribe through one of Its savage
sons. Encourage the children in
their 'efforts, by your presence, and
enjoy the service.
E. C. ALFORD, Tastor.
BEND PICTURE MAN HERE.
O. M. Whittington who runs the
two moving picture theaters at Bend,
Oregon, accompanied by Mrs. Whit
tlngton and their duughter, Miss Eva
Whittington, were guests over the 4th
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. A.
Clark on Eight Mile. They drove over
from Bend on Thursday last and on
Friday enjoyed looking up old ac
quaintances In Heppner. Mr. Whit
tlngton for a number of years was
engnged In ranching on Rhea creek
in this county. He enjoys a fine bus
iness at Bend,
Tho announcement of Indies' days
for the swimming pool, made In these
columns last issue, was not correct,
and they will be as follows: Mon
day aflornoons and Wednesday and
Friday mornings. The hours will be
1:00 to 6:30 o'clock Monday after
noon and 9 to 12 In the forenoon of
WcdnosdHy and Friday. Thla should
not interfere with the ladles getting
out their washing on Monday fore
VISITING IN THE EAST.
Mrs. Harvey Lnunti and children,
Elna and Burdett, departed the past
week for a summer's visit at the
home of her parents in Somerset, Pa.
"WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE" By a. b. chapin
BOY IS THROWN
FROM HORSE AND
DIES AS RESULT
Rufus Farrens of Wall Creek -Receives
Concussion of Brain In
Accident First of Week.
Rufus Farrens, age 15, son of Mr.
and Mrs, Willard Farrens, residing
on Wall creek south of Hardman, died
in this city at. noon Wednesday, the
result of an accident that happened
to him on Tuesday afternoon.
The lad was herding: homes near
his home and had been riding most
of the day, being accompanied by his
sister and her husband, but had gone
out alone early in the afternoon and
there were no witnesses to the acci
dent. Near three o'clock the horse
came in riderless, and the other mem
bers of the family began a search at
once, finding the boy some distance
from home, unconscious. He was
carried in and a call sent to Heppner
immediately for a physician. Dr.
Johnston went out and brought the
boy to town where everything possi
ble was done fof him.
It was found that his skull was
fractured, causing concussion of the
brain from which the boy passed
away at the hospital at Heppner at
about noon yesterday.
Family Reunion Held
By Lexington People
Combining a family reunion and
fourth of July celebration, the home
of Chas. Gray at Lexington was the
scene of a most enjoyable occasion
on Saturday last, when it was arrang
ed to gather together the members
of the Gray family lining in Oregon.
There are twelve children in the fam
ily, and of this number seven live in
this state the other five living in
the state of Missouri, where their
A big dinner was served at 1 o'
clock, ice cream being served all thru
the afternoon, and a general good
time was enjoyed by the entire com
pany. Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Thompson and family, Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Bundy and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Gray and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Gray and family, Mr; and
Mrs. Elmer Hunt, of Lexineton. Mr.
and Mrs. John Gray and family of
Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stockard
aad family and Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Ueardorff and family of Hermiston.
being the immediate family. Other
guests present were Joe Reeves and
two sons of Ilormiston. Mrs. J. G.
Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Burchell
and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis
and son James, Ellis Hendrix, Ray
Mccormick and Mrs. M. McCormick.
of Lexington, and Mrs. Ada Estes and
son of Portland.
Pole Spehr, who is makini hia home
at Wasco these days, came over to
Heppner the first of the week and
spent a couple of days hero among
old friends. Pete was formerly head
barber at the Clark shop here.
FOR SALE Some 22 head of pigs;
inquire of Pyle ' & Grimes, Parkers
40c DROP IN FLOUR PRICES.
WE NOW HAVE WHOLE-CRACKED AND GROUND CORN.
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
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-cal led "doctors' are not
graduates of reputable colleges or
The attention of this 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 recognized
tat-t 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 persons are allowed to prey
on the public and go unprosecuted
unless someone is willing to appear
against them for grievances which
occur. 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 is 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 coal J
be prosecuted accordingly, but they
i.re smart enough not to claim qny of
the licensed professions, but 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
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
CITY HEALTH DEPART
MENT. Farmers at Lexington
Take Over Warehouse
A number of the farmers in the
country tributary to Lexington have
leased the Joseph Burgoyne ware
house and are completing arrange
ments to run the same during this
season, so we have been reliably in
formed. The new arrangement guar
antees that this warehouse will be
in readiness to handle the grain of
(hat section during the oncoming
harvest and .take care of all ware
house business that may be offered.
It is also understood that arrangc
ncnts have been made for the hand
ling of grain bags, and a" supply of
bags will be on sale at the warehouse
immediately. The choosing of a man
to run the business has not yet been
made, but a competent man will be
put in charge.
Members of the Legion Auxiliary
are notified that the next meeting
will be held on Monday, July, 13th, at
7:30 p. m., at the home of Mrs. Rich
ard Wells. It is requestetd that all
bring their thimbles, necdlo and
NEW BARLEY BAGS
LOCAL GIRL HURT
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Accident Near John Day Fatal to
One and Four Are Injured
When Car Hits Bridge.
Ruth Furlong, student in Heppner
high school the past winter, narrow
ly escaped death in an automobile
accident that occurred aoout 6 o'ciocK
on Sunday morning at John Day.
Miss Furlong waa riding in the
back seat of a Dodge commerc'al car
with ten other young folks, return
ing home from a party 'hiit had been
given up the river, following the cel
ebration. Just on entering John Day
where the bridge crosses the creek,
the car struck the bridge in such a
manner as to turn over once and a
half, and was badly wrecked. Four or
five of the party were injured, Miss
Wanda Holgate of John Day, 17 years
of age, receiving fatal injuries by
having her skull crushed and she
died a few hours later. Miss Fur
long received injuries to her head
and back and had a splinter 3 inches
long taken from her head which en
tered just above the left eye and ex
tended into the cheek. She was at
tended to promptly by a physician at
John Day and recovered sufficiently
from the injuries to come to Hepp
ner on Tuesday. Miss Furlong states
that she was asleep on the back seat
of the car when the accident happen
ed, and has no knowledge of just
what went wrong. The other people
injured are doing well and will all
recover. Miss Furlong is the daugh
ter of Wm. Furlong and was a mem
ber of the sophomore class of high
school last year. Miss Holgate was a
junior last year in the John Day high
school and would have been in the
graduating class this coming year. 1
Harvest Soon Under
Way In This County
By the first of the coming week.
harvest will be pretty generally un
der way in Morrow county. Some
few machines have already started
up and many other outfits are getting
ready, and it will not be long until
tome idea can be formed as to how
the yield will turn out.
Louis Marquardt of Lexington
started up his combine on Tuesday
and it is reported that he is getting
around IS bushels. Mr. Marquardt
farms at the head of Juniper and his
grain evidently was not seriously in
jured by the late heated spell. Tom
Roylen, Jr., of Pine City, has been
operating for several days and while
his gram is short it is making around
six sacks to the acre and is of fine
quality. There Is no doubt but what
the hot spell of weather beginning
some two weeks ago has taken its toll
and the average yield over the county
has been greatly reduced. A lot of
grain will be harvested, nevertheless,
and should the price stay up, there
will be good returns in money when
the crop is turned over.
HAS NOSE BROKEN.
Walter Luckman of Lena is carry
ing his nose in a sting, as it wree,
the result of a runaway accident at
his place on Tuesday evening. Driv
ing a young team that became fright
ened at something, Walter was hang
ing on to them pretty successfully,
when the wagon tongue dropped down
and struck the bank along the road
and he was pitched headlong for a
distance of several feet, landing on
his face with disastrous results to hia
none. He enme to town and had the
member patched up and was able to
return to his work at the ranch on
B. A. Amy, Holt Manufacturing Co.
representative, ia here this wetk frnm
The Dalles, being interested In the
starting up of a few combine harvest
ers about the county.
Pre-Harvest Get Together Will
Be Held at Wright Bros on
Rhea Creek Next Sunday.
As announced last week, a farmers'
picnic will be held at the Wright
Brothers' place an Rhea creek next
Sunday, July 12. The date for this
event was set before the hot winds
hurried harvest and it waa planned
as a pre-harvest get-together for far
mers of the county. In spite of the
fact that harvest is starting in the
north end of the county it ia hoped
to have a good crowd.
The morning program will start at
9:30 with horseshoe games under the
supervision of Oscar Keithley and
races for the young people in charge
of Ed Rugg.
A picnic dinner at noon followed
by a short speaking program and then
a visit to the spring wheat nursery
on the Bergstrom Brothers farm at
the head of Jackrabbit canyon.
F. L. Ballard, county agent leader
from Corvallis, will be present and
will speak briefly on the results of
County Economic Conferences in Or
egon. D. E. Stephens, superintendent
of the Moro station, is expected to
The spring wheat nursery will
show practically all of the spring
wheats grown in the county this year
and & large number of other promis
ing varieties. Spring barlies, oats and .
field peas are being grown under test
in the nursery.
Former Heppner Man
Drowned at Hermiston
A special dispacth to the East Ore
gonian from Hermiston under date
of July 6, states:
"The community picnic held at the
Cold Springs reservoir the day of the
Fourth was marred by a tragic acci
dent when Chauncey Woodward, 30
years old, met his death in the water
of the reservoir by drowning.
ith other swimmers, Mr. Wood
ward waded out following the picnic
lunch toward the raft. He could not
swim, and when he got in over his
depth he sank. In the commotion
made by many swimmers it was some
little time before his absence was
noted, and in the interim he had
"Guy Cook of Pendleton who was
fishing at the reservoir in his power
boat was enlisted to aid in the search.
More than an hour was required be
fore grappling hooks caught and
brought up the body of the man. Mr.
Woodward was unmarried and lived
on the diagonal road two miles north
west of town with his father and
Chauncey Woodward was a native
Heppner boy, son of John Woodward,
and for many years lived here. His
mother was drowned at the time of
the Heppner flood.
Burglars Busy At lone
' During the Past Week
According to lone Independent,
three burglaries were committed in
that little city during the past week.
Some heartless wretch entered lone
hotel and appropriated a quantity of
men and a few items of jewelry, in
cluding a watch and elk's tooth charm
and Sam Ganger estimates the loss
at $100 or more. Another party evi
dently was in position to deal with
the hide buyer, so he entered the
slaughter house of George Ritchie,
meat market proprietor and hiked off
with about $150 worth of green hides
that Mr. Ritchie had in pickle. George
thinks he could have done some ef
fective shooting had he been about
the premises at the time of the rob
bery. Then the store of Bert Mason
was also entered and a couple of
cases of lemons and some other
things taken; in fact it is understood
that Mr. Mason is still missing ar
ticles and the loss will run up into
several hundreds of dollars, as a
number of articles of wearing ap
pare are missing since the visit of
the petty thief. pw many prunes
and raisins the party or parties got
away with, Bert has not reported.
Evidently this party was getting
ready to serve some circus lemonade
at a fourth of July doings somewhere.
The Independent states that this is
the fourth time in a year that Mr.
Mason has contributed in this man
ner to the joy of the weak and wick
WOOL PRICES HIGHER.
Frank Clark, buyer for Hallowell,
Jones & Donald of Boston, a big wool
company, was in Pendleton last Fri
day, states the East Oregonian. He
is understood to have made offers for
several clip at a price of 88 cents
but succeeded in making no pur
chases. The sentiment of owners of
fine wool clips has strengthened ma
terially during the past week or two
with the result that growers have
raised their valuations on their clips
and are now demanding up to 45
cents for their wool.
Buyers were in Heppner the first
of the week and we understand that
Stevenson Bros, of MeKinney creek
disposed of their clip at 40 cents. No
other sales were recorded, however,
and the growers at Heppner are in
clined to take the, same view that the
Umatilla wool men have of the mar
NOTICE TO BATHERS.
Those suffering from coughs, severe
colds of whooping cough should re
frain from bathing in the Legion
swimming pool, not only for their
own good but for tho benefit of oth
ers; it is contrary to the rules of the
state health department, and such
persona will be prohibited from the
use of the pool while so afflicted. By
CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
Br Arthur Brisbaa
Yes, We Are Very Rich.
$5,000 For Guessing.
Flying in the Arctic.
One Lady Learns.
This is a frightfully rich nation.
The countries of Europe owe us
ten thousand millions and will pay
us, including interest. THIRTY
THOUSAND MILLIONS in the next
European debts due to private
American purchasers of Europe's ob
ligations amount to eight thousand
million dollars. These securities,
averaging high interest ratea will
compel) Europe to pay oar citizens
$500,000,000 a year with the prin
cipal when due.
Old Rome, with her consuls oour-
ing in money and slaves from con
quered territory, waa not nearly as
"well fixed" as Uncle Sam. No won
der some of our friends in Europe
worry, and ask "Did we fight each
other only to make Uncle Sam rich?"
Our answer is 'We didn't ask you
to fight. Be wiser next time."
The American Society for the con
trol of Cancer is cheerful. It reports
excellent progress. Thousands of
lives, now needlessly sacrificed,
would be saved, if people were in
formed and would keep away from
quacks. The society denies the state
ment recently made at a convention
of doctors that "nobody really knows
anything about cancer."
"Cancer 'is not contagious or in
herited," says the American Society.
Take the cancer in the beginning
when it is only local.
David Cowan, a young Canadian,
won $5, 000 for the best essay predict
ing the developments in electrical
industry between 1920 and 1930. At
the end of 1930, the American Super
power Corporation will give $10,000
to the essay writer whose predictions
come nearest to the truth.
Young Cowan knew nothing about
electricity, when Bonbright A Co.
offered the prize. He used his brain,
studied the history of electricity in
industry, let his imagination work,
The Moderation League reports that
drinking "in the South" has in
creased 120 per cent in thirty-four
cities, under prohibition.
Why pick out the South? There
is no more drinking there than else
where. In any part of the United
States you can drink as much as you
like. The only trouble is that what
you drink in the way of whiskey is a
little worse poison that it used to be.
"Why," asks a newspaperman, "do
you say it would be less dangerous
for the Shenandoah to go to Spits
bergen and hunt for Amundson than
to go from Lake hurst to Minneapolis
ANSWER; Because at this time of
year crossing the Atlantic with the
prevailing winds helping, going on
to Spitzbergen from England, with the
Patoka waiting there as a base, and
exploring the Arctic Ocean a few
hundred miles north would be simple.
It would only mean flying the big
Shenandoah in the midsummer cli
mate of the Arctic, at no great dis
tance from her base.
A trip from New York to Minneap
olis and return through the zone of
midsummer thunderstorms will be
sufficiently safe, as helium does not
explode or burn. But it would be
more dangerous than a trip to Spits
bergen and on North at this season.
Careful inquiry in restaurants
shows that corned beef and cabbage
is the favorite food of the American
Four thousand five hundred and
twelve votes behind came the veget
able dinner. Nevertheless, corned
beef, excellent for those that live by
their muscles, is not good for think
ers. Any process that makes DECAY
difficult also makes DIGESTION DIF
FICULT. While your stomach Is
struggling with corned beef, or a!t
pork, your brain cannot do fts best.
One lady, tired of life, killed her
self in New York and left iU bet
had divorced. She cut of her real
husband without n penny, her last
letter saying how kind thi first hus
band had been to her.
Warning to wives as their eyei
turn toward divorce. Sometimes you
are very well or! and do not renli.e it.
OLD TIMER CALLS AT HEITNFR.
Charley Mallory. one of the old
timers of Heppner, but who hat lived
away from the haunts of his youth
for the past 2J years, was in th city
over Tuesday night last, coming up
from his home at Cascade Locks. Thi
is the second time Charley hus visit
ed Heppner since leaving here and
when he met those whom he had
known in former years, he was k"pt
guessing to place some of them, fur
time has wrought its change. While
not as young as he used to h-, Mr.
Mallory has held up well and U en
joying splendid health. For many
years he has been following th mil
road gtme, but Is now on the retirud
list and taking lifo easy, II n wan
on his way to Pendleton, Baker nd
points in Grunt county for a little
visit with those, of hid ucqunlntancu
still residing at thee place.
Johnnie McMillun of Lexington whh
in the city a short time thm font
noon. He Is g- Uing ready to hghi
his harvest, which ha ntate will b
under way by tfaturdny.