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The Gazette-Times
Volume 42, Number 16. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Eastern Oregon Wheat
Belt Will Fall Short of
Early Promise.
Department of Agriculutre Figure
Show that Oats, Potfttoe, Hay,
and Fruit Crop Normal.
All Oregon spring planted grain
crops suffered from weather condi
tions during June, says F. L. Kent,
statistician, United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, in his July crop
report Unued under dote of July 10.
The fore part of the month was
cool, with considerable rain, which
put the crops in poor condition to
withstand the heat of the latter part
of the month. All June heat records
of the Portland Weather Bureau were
broken on June 25, when the mercury
reached 101 at Portland, with corres
ponding high temperatures all over
the stute, reaching 104 and 109 at
some points.
WHEAT:-The lurge acreage of
spring wheat due to the severe win
ter killing of the fall seeding, gave
promise a month ago of a yield near
ly equal to a normal yield of winter
wheat. But the dry weather began
to affect the crop in some localities
as early as the first of June. A let
ter from D. E. Stephens, of the Sher
man County Experiment Station, un
der date of July 8th, reads in part as
"In Sherman county we had a fine
prospect for a big crop about the
middle of June. After the hot spell
from the 18th to the 27th our crops
did not look so good, and the contin
ued dry weather has materially re
duced our prospective yield. Much
of the wheat on the shallower soils
will make nothing and the damage in
some localities on deeper soils has
been quite material. It is difficult
to exactly determine the extent of
damage, but I think It is greater than
most farmers realise. Fields that
look good from a distance, when ex
amined cloudy, show that the grain
will be badly shrunken and the yield
probably low. There is lots of fair
ly good wheat in the county, how
ever, and we shall have lots more
wheat than we had last year. I think
our average yield will be about two
butihels higher than our average
spring wheat yield, or in the neigh
borhood of 18 or 17 bushels per acre.
In the southern end of the county
wheat Is still quite green and the
crop may be further damaged in that
vicinity but from Moro to the river
most of the wheat, except Marquis,
in about ripe. Harvest will begin in
this county next week and has al
ready started in northern Gilliam and
Morrow counties.
"Conditions in Gilliam are about
the same as In Sherman, except that
the average yield of wheat in that
county will not be so high as In Sher
man. Their yields, however, will
run a buahel or two higher than the
average for spring wheat In that
county. 1 haven't been In Morrow,
but County Agent Morse tells me
that crops have been damaged there
and that the crop will be very light
in the north end.
This statement tallies with other
reports from the counties mentioned.
In Umatilla the damage is less and
in Bnker and Union there appears to
have been practically no damage. In
the western part of the state the dam
age to ipring wheat was light and the
yield gives promise of being close to
The Oregon crop of all wheat gives
promise of about 18,000,000 bushels.
The estimate of the United States all
wheat crop is placed at 679,790,000
bushels, an increase of about 19,-
000,000 bushels over the prospect a
month airo. Last year's crop was
about 872,000,000 bushels.
OATS: The Oregon oats acreage
was somewhat increased by seeding
on winter killed wheat areas. Winter
oats suffered considerable winter kill
but the springseeding does not ap
pear to have been damaged greatly
by the recent hot apell. The Oregon
........ tm Mna fm-aon mteA at nVtnnt fi.
500,000 bushels compared with about
8,500.000 bushels last year. The Uni
ted States oats crop is placed at 1,
292.000,000 bushels, compared with
1,542.000,000 last year.
POTATOES: The Oregon acreage
of potatoes apears to be about the
same as last year. ' There have been
.marked decreases in some counties,
and considerable increases In others,
which appear to have about offsot
each other. The July 1 condition in
dicates a probable state production
of 4,950,000 bushels, compared with
8,780,000 bushels last year. The Uni
ted States crop Is estimated at 849,
500,000 bushels, which Is 105,000,000
bushels less than the crop of last
HAY: The Oregon hay crop shows
no particular change from our report
of last month. Total production will
probably not vary much from that of
Imit voar which was estimated at
about 1,000,000 tons. The United
States cron is estimated as about B3,-
000,000 tons, which Is about 20,000,-
000 tons less than last year's proauc
Apples, pears and prunes In the
state show no important change from
a month ago. The United States ap
pie prospect ts for a total crop of
about 157,000,000 bushels compared
with 179.000,000 bushels last year.
Hons give promise of nenrly a normal
crop the production for the coast
states being estimated at about 23,-
000,000 pounds.
Slnr Theater, Tonight and Friday,
July 16-17
The funniest farce In forty years
2.1c and 50c
Some 200 Attend Affair at Wright
Brothers' Place; Day Is Hot
But Games Are Enjoyed.
Around fifty automobiles carried
some two hundred farmers and oth
ers to the place of Wright Brothers
on Rhea creek Sunday to enjoy the
program of the farmers' picnic, ar
ranged by County Agent Morse and
members of the Farm Bureau.
It was a hot day, but this did not
keep the folks from having an ex
cellent time. Agent Morse states that
he and his assistants were kept busy
handing out the lemonade, and my,
how that crowd did call for the re
freshing drink. Two speakers were
on the program, and following lunch
some fifteen ears proceeded to the
wheat nursery on Eight Mile where
they viewed the work done.
B. B. Bayles, assistant superinten
dent of the Moro station, and Prof.
F. L. Ballard, county agent leader of
Corvallis, made the addresses. Mr.
Ballard brought a splendid message
to the farmers. Baskets of good eats
had 4een provided and the company
gathered In groups about the grounds
and enjoyed the picnic dinner.
In the way of sports, everything
was abandoned because bf the heat,
with the exception of the horseshoe
games, and these created a lot of
interest. Carlson Bros., Leonard and
Bernard, of Gooseberry carried off
the laurela, the finals being fought
out between them and Drake brothers
of Eight Mile, but they could not keep
the Carlson boys from taking the
English Now Paying Homage to
This Monarch of Fruit; Apple-a-Day
Slogan Being Used.
The doctors of Great Britain are
on the run. At least that ia the im
pression one would gain from read
ing the short paragraph that appear
ed in the Vacation Guide of the Cin
cinnati Post a few days ago. It is
quoted In full as follows:
American plan of Advertising is Be
ing Followed.
"An apple a day" is now pursuing
the doctors of Great Britain, having
probably reduced all American doc
tors to penury.
A series of "Fruit Weeks in the
various towns of Great Britain, for
the purpose of spreading the fruitar
ian gospel, has been arranged by the
Fruit Trades Federation.
"This intensive scheme," said an of
ficial of the federation, "follows the
lines of the American 'apple week.'
By means of advertising. America has
increased the consumption of apples
ten-fold; we hope to do the same
thing here at first locally and later
"Scotland," he added, "has respond
ed enthusiastically to the idea. Prac
tically every fruiterer has joined the
scheme and one is tempted to wonder
whether Scotland may be induced, for
at least a week in the year, to forsake
her breakfast porridge."
The origin of the apple wave now
sweeping over England and Scotland
is an interesting story. One of the
big orchardists of the Northwest with
extensive marketing relations in Eng
land ran acorss a copy of "150 Rec
ipes for Apple Dishes" published by
the Union Pacific, and was so Im
pressed with its merit that he sent it
to his representatives in London to
inquire if the apple was receiving the
cordial consideration there that it
was in America. The answer was
conspicuously lacking in enthusiasm
This booklet, however, set the
wholesaler to thinking. "Why has
not some one In England had sense
enough to do this?" he inquired of
his associates. "If we can get a book
like thia into the homes of Great
Britain we can multiply the consump
tion of apples tremendously." He im
mediately cabled his representative
in the Northwest for several thous
and copies and in less thnn forty
eight hours they were on their way.
On arrival in England they were dis
tributed primarily among the whole-
alers, but soon reached the atten
tion of the Fruit Trades Federation.
Needless to say the entire supply van
ished like the traditional hotcakes
Nearly a million copies have thus
far been issued to meet the demand
on this side of the Atlantic, and ne
gotiations are pending for another is
sue of 850,000.
While the robins and sparrows were
with their songs adding charm to
the morning hour, promptly at seven
o'clock Tuesday, July 14th, at th
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Schersinger in this city,
their daughter, Rachel was joined In
marriage to Mr. Richard Gerald
Stearns, whose people live at Enter
prise .Oregon, Rev. E, C. Alford, pas
tor of the Methodist Community
church, ofllclating.
Each of the couple has been In at
tendance at Oregon Agricultural Col
lego during the pRst year. It was
here as students that they formed
their acquaintance. Mr. Stenrna is In
his Junior year at the college, while
Miss Scherzingor was a freshman
having graduated from the Heppner
High school with the class of 1024.
The young people left Immediately
for Enterprise, where they will spend
their honeymoon while Mr. Steam
works In the harvest field, being In
terested with his father there in the
farming business.
The combine harvester of Benge
and Cox arrived from Spokane the
first of tha week and Mr. Cox took
it out to the Six Dollar farm yester
day where harvest will be ready as
soon as the machine Is In shape for
C. L. Sweek and wife, Chai. Cox
and wife, Bert Stone and wife, Dean
T. Goodman and wife are Mr. and
Mrs. Billi going; to Portland on Sun
day to be in attendance at the big
Elks reunjon during this week. Head
quarters for Heppner lodge were es
tablished at the Portland Hotel, and
quite a number are gathered there.
Cyrus Aiken and family, who have
been spending the past two weeks at
Heppner on a visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. C. Aiken, left Wednes
day for Portland. After a few days
spent there they will motor on to
their home at Oakland, Calif.
Henry Cohn, Dave Wilson and Earl
Gordon are members of Heppner lodge
of Elks in Portland this week for the
big festivities. Messrs. Wilson and
Gordon left for the city Wednesday.
Messrs. Wilson and Gordon left for
the city on Wednesday.
Frank Turner and son Bobby are
enjoying the big things consequent
upon the gathering of the Bills in
Portland this week. They departed
for the city on Sunday.
Millard French arrived at Heppner
the last of the week from his home
at Midvale, Idaho, and expects to
spend some weeks visiting with his
relatives in Heppner.
FOR SALE- Dodge touring car, A-l
shape. Reasonable. See John P.
Hughes, Heppner, or write owner,
T. A. Hughes, 1005 E. 6th St., N.,
George Tomson of Thomson Bros,
is taking in the big doings of the Elks
in Portland this week, leaving for the
city on Saturday.
Sam Hughes left for Portland on
Sunday, expecting to spend a few
days in the city on business and
FOR SALE, or will trade for a Ford
car or cattle, one team, weight 3100
pounds. E. K. Mulkcy, Boardman,
Heppner Transfer Company, office
at Baldwin's Second Hand More.
Phone Main 82.
LOST Pair heavy rimmed glasses;
finder please leave at this office.
Anyone wanting bluegrass pasture
for bucks, call on C. A. Minor.
Headquarters, Citiiens' Military
Training Camp, Camp Lewis, Wash.,
July 9, 126.Marvin R. Wlghtman
of Heppner, Oregon, who is enrolled
as a student at the Citizens' Military
Training Camp at Camp Lewis, has
been appointed as a Lance Corporal
of Company "C", He is a member
of the Basic Course.
State Board of Health.
In the country, each household is
responsible for its own water supply.
Almost every home has its own well,
pump or Bpring. It is up to the house
holder to see that the water is pure;
if it is contaminated, it rarely af
fects more than a few people.
Towns and cities supply water to
hundreds or thousands of people. The
home which gets city water-supply
cannot itself look after the purity of
the water but must rely on the city
to see that nothing harmful comes
with it. One of the first duties of
a city is to see that the waetr which
it furnishes its citizens is not dan
There are three great water-borne
diseases: typhoid, dysentery and chol
era. In past ages, before attention
was paid to the importance of cjean
water, recurring epidemics of these
diseases decimated cities almost ev
erywhere Long before their infective
nature was recognized, ft was found
that by providing pure water the epi
demics could be stopped, and that the
diseases grew much less or even dis
appeared. The lesson was learned;
but even now vigilance is the price of
freedom from disease.
Two things must be done by every
city providing water. The first is to
pick its source so that, as far as pos
sible, it shall be free from alt likely
contamination. This means that not
ojily shall the water be pure as a us
ual thing, but that It must be con
trolled so that no filth can get into
it. A few years ago there was
sharp outbreak of typhoid fever in a
town whose water was usually good.
The water came from a brook which
arose in the hills. It was found that
during the winter a family living in
the hills had had typhoid fever. Their
wastes, which had been frozen on the
ground thru the cold weather (thus
preserving the germs) were washed
into the stream with the first spring
rains. The epidemic of typhoid in
town immedttittjly followed. Here we
had a source of water which was us
ually good, but could easily be con
taminated, and was not thoroughly
watched. If the water fs not entirely
pure and certain to remain so, the
city must see that it is purified by
nitration, chlorination, a combination
of the two or some other approved
method. Above all, the city must keep
its water controlled by regular ex
aminations so that any contamination
will be shown before it has a chance
to do much harm,
It is most Important that city coun
ells realize their responsibility in this
matter. Most water supplies are not
dangerous most of the time. When
they are suspicious, however, the
grentest vigilance ts necessary. One
unexpected contamination can cause
an epidemic after years of safety,
From my pasture about 8 mil
north of Lexington, shortly after the
first of June, the following animal:
were either stolen .or strayed away
One bay mare, 12 years old, weight
about 1400, with no visible brand or
marks; one Iron gray mule, 2 years
old, PR brand connected and upsld
down. on left shoulder. Reward of
fered for information leading to re
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Banker's Car Overturns on Hepp
ner Hill But He Escapes
With Slight Injuries.
What might have been a very ser
ious, if not fatal, accident occurred
to W. P. Mahoney, vice-president of
the First National Bank, when he was
returning from a trip to the country
on Friday evening.
Mr. Mahoney was driving the big
Hudson car and had just started down
the grade on Heppner hill. The car
being hot, he thought it better to
coast down thy hill and so shut off
the power. The car gathered a little
too much momentum and Mr. Ma
honey put on the brakes, causing the
heavy machine to skid on the turn
and head for the ditch. It went over
the bank with force enough to carry
it up the bank on the inside next to
the hill and the machine turned com
pletely over backwards, with the
wheels up in the air. Fortunately
for Mr. Mahoney he was not caught
under the steering wheel or the seat
back and was Boon free to seek as
sistance, not knowing just how bad
ly he might be hurt. He walked on
down the grade to the -Chas. Jones
place and was brought into town,
where physicians looked after him
but could find no further injuries
than a badly cut wrist from which
the blood had flowed freely and Mr.
Mahoney was somewhat weakened by
the loss. He was able to be out Sat
urday and received the congratula
tions of his many friends on his for
tunate escape from more serious in-
This makes the Bixth car that has
gone off this grade at practically the
same Bpot, and it might be a good idea
for the county to run a fence along
thiB turn and another one or two on
the grade, that such accidents might
be prevented. The incline at the top
of the hill is just a little steeper than
t appears to be, and if one is not on
the lookout pretty close his car will
get to moving a little too fast, and
the sharp turn is one hard to hold
Vacation Bible School
On Permanent Basis
At the Christian church on Sunday
afternoon there was a gathering of
those interested in the Vacation Bible
school, and a permanent organization
was perfected. Mrs. C. E. Woodson,
who so sucessfully superit.tended the
recent vacation school, wns chosen
superintendent for the coming year;
Mrs. Roger Morse, secretary, and by
unanimous vote, pastors of the dif
ferent churches, and one lay member
elected by each church in the city,
will form a council for directing the
work of the school, the vacation su
perintendent, to be an ex-offlcio mem
ber of the council.
Reports showed that all bills for
conducting the school for this sum
mer had been cleared up. The or
ganization will now be in position to
have all arrangements for the 1926
vncation school completed so that
there will be no delay in getting un
der way for successful work when the
ante arrives.
To start feeding egc mash for fall and winter eggs.
Rgg Mash Scratch Feed Corn
Brown Warehouse Co.
Petitions For Calling
1 Bond Election Filed
Petitions containing 365 names and
asking that an election be called by
the county court of Morrow county
to pass on the question of bonding
the county in the sum of $550,000 for
the purpose of carrying on the road
program, were filed the last of the
week with the court, and further ac
tion will be taken at the coming Aug
ust term.
It had been the desire of the court
to have the petitions contain at least
15 par cent of the voting strength of
the county, and this was exceeded.
We are not definitely informed as
to when the election will be called,
but it is understood that this will not
be before the middle of September
and after the bulk of the harvesting
is out of the way. By that time it
will be possible to have a fuller vote
on the question, and whichever way
it may go it will be by a better rep
resentation of the voting strength
than it is possible to have at an
earlier date.
Forest News From
Gurdane District
The fire fighting machine has been
greased and fully manned. R. A, Cu
lick has resumed his old job of dis
patcher at Ukiah. Will Hill is on his
stand as lookoutman on Madison
Butte. Donald Church is in charge
of the lookout station on Arbuckle
Four fires have been reported to
Dispatcher Culick by Lookout Hill
from Madison Butte. All of the fires
were on state protected land. State
Fire Warden Arbuckle of Ukiah be
gan the fire season with a fire near
the summit of the mountains north
west of Albee. j
Clarence Bisbee, who was injured j
recently by being thrown from a
horse, is now sufficiently recovered j
to be back on the jjob. He will be 1
stationed at Bull prairie ranger sta
tion during the fire season.
Will Troxel has been transferred
from Tupper station to Bear Wallow
station in the Eastern Division where
he will be stationed during the fire
The Western Route road crew has
been increased to ten men. They
now have the road almost completed
from Kelly prairie to the head of
Ditch creek.
The huckleberry crop was very se
verely hurt by the frosts in June but
indications are that there will be at
least a partial crop.
Permits to build camp fires on Na
tional Forest lands are now required
in all cases. Permits are free and
will be issued by any forest officer
upon application. Campers who use
stoves and do not build camp fires are
not required to have permits. The
Forest Service is making a determin
ed effort to reduce the number of
man-caused fires, and much prefers
to regulate the camping rather than
close the forest to campers.
Star Theater, Tonight and Friday,
July 16-17
The funniest farce In forty year.
25c and 50c
Walbridge House in North End
Scene of Early Morning Blaze;
Loss Covered By Insurance.
The two-story residence in the
north part of town just at the end
of the bridge south of the depot, with
all its contents, was destroyed in an
early morning fire Sunday.
The dwelling was occupied by J
W. Johnston and family. Mr. John:
ston, who is the engine wiper at the
round house, is alone at tha present,
his family of wife and two children
having departed last week for a visit
with relatives at Boise, Idaho. At
about a quarter of four Sunday morn
ing, he got up to go to his work.
Making a fire in the kitchen stove,
he went on to the engine house, ex
pecting to return in about fifteen
minutes and get his breakfast. After
being there for some little time he
stepped outside and on looking in the
direction of the house saw smoke is
suing from that source which aroused
his fears. On going to the water tank
and climbing up he discovered his
house ablaze and immediately sound
ed the alarm by blowing the engine
whistle and this brought forth the
sounding of the siren up town and in
a few minutes the fire truck was on
its way to the fire, besides many a
denizen of Heppner had his Sunday
morning snooze broken up. This was
about a quarter to five. The fire had
gone so far that it was impossible to
get out any of the contents and the
loss was total to Mr. Johnston. Con
tents were covered by $1000 insur
ance. The house is the property of
Mrs. W. E. Walbridge of Pendleton,
and waa also insured. Prompt work
by the fire department kept the struc
ture from burning up entirely, but
there is little salvage, if any. The
fire must have resulted from a de
fective flue.
Will Attend Conference
of the Epworth League
Rev. E. C. Alford will depart for
Bend on Monday, where he will spend
week visiting at the home of his
daughter, and then go to Suttle lake
for the conference of the Epworth
League, beginning there on the 27th.
He will be joined at Biggs by Mrs.
Alford who has been visiting for sev
eral weeks with members of the fam
ily residing in the Willamette valley.
The League conference at Suttle
lake this season will combine the Sa
lem and Dalles districts, and Mr. Al
ford expects that the meeting of the
young people of the church will be
one of much interest and enthusiasm.
The surroundings at Suttle lake at
the foot of the Sisters are ideal for
such a gathering and the attendance
will no doubt be large. Coming home.
Mr. Alford will make a visit to the
fossil beds near Mitchell and has
hopes of uncovering something of
A friend of ours this week called
attention to the use of alkili from
the banks in the vicinity of Heppner
as a disinfectant. During the time
the city was being cleaned up fol
lowing the flood in the summer of
1903, this element was made use of
for the purpose of overcoming the ef
fects of putrefaction and wns found
very efficient, and aided greatly in
preventing an epidemic of disease nt
that time. It was just as good as
chloride of lime and other expensive
doorderants and at thia season of
the year it could be liberally used
about water closets and cess pools,
preventing noxious odors and lensen
ing the attraction for flies. Try it.
Tom Brennan left yostcrday for
Portland where he will enjoy a short
visit in tha city and take in a part
of the Elks doings. It has been
good many years since he visited he
Laurelhurst Park Scene of Gath
ering of Former Residents
Now Living in Rose City.
By MRS. H. E. WARREN, Secretary
The annual picnic of Morrow coun
ty folk was held in Ladrelhurst Park,
Portland, July 4th, 1925.
The meeting was called to order
by the president. N. C. Maris. In Mb
dry humor we were led to believe
that he had taken to the dramatic
arts as he announced the treats in
store on the program.
The secretary being absent, the re
port was read by W, L. Mallory and
adopted. Mr. Mallory gave his an
nual good talk, touching the bright
lights of Christian love and fellow
ship, softening the pangs of our re
cent loss by death of several of our
members, Mr. Henry Blackman, Judge
Dutton and a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alger.
The report of the floral committee
read and accepted; report of treas
urer showing a balance of funds on
hand, $4.47. The election of officers
then followed, resulting as follows:
W. B. Barratt, president; N. C.
Maris, vice-president; Mrs. H. E.
Warren, secretary and J. W. Becket,
treasurer. The floral committee was
Mrs. H. E. Warren gave a talk on
historic Wells Springs of Morrow
county, to which the society respond
ed by donating five dollars to assist
in the preservation of this spot and
the erection of a suitable marker.
We trust that the friends in Morrow t
county will add to this fund. Pic
tures of Wells Springs and report of
work done by Messrs. J. Kirschner
and E. H. Hedrick of Heppner in re
setting the "Old Oregon Trail" mark
ers of Ezra Meeker was given by Mrs.
The secretary was instructed to
send greetings of good wishes for a
happy and prosperous year to our
friends in Morrow county; also to
send a letter of comfort and cheer to
Judge Phelps and family, and wish
him a speedy recovery to health from
his illness.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Potter for their royal
service in making coffee for the
It was suggested that a banner be
made bearing the society's name, to
be displayed at our next meeting.
A decision was made by unanimous
vote to meet at two o'clock dinner
on July 4th, 1926, at Laurelhurst Park
and that we fly at this place our na
tional flag on this patriotic day. At
five o'clock an adjournment was tak
en to do justice to the annual feast,
with the following present:
Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Maris, Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Hayes, Mr. and Mrs.
Green Mathews, M. A. Bates. Geo. S.
Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Rufe V. Blake
and two children, Mr. and Mrs. E, C.
Ashbaugh, Mrs. Anna Borg, Mrs. W.
A. Swope, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Potter,
Mrs. M. Belle Thompson, Mrs. Frank
Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Mallory,
Mrs. W. R. Ellis, Mrs. Fay B. Isaacs
and two children, Mrs. Julia R. Metz
ler, Mrs. J. W. Becket, Mrs. E. D.
Rood, Mrs. S. P. Garrigues, J. E. Stan
ton, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Warren.
Public Service Commis
sion Answers Complaint
To the Editor:
Several complaints from your vi
cinity have reached the Public Ser
vice Commission regarding the licen
sing and bonding of motor vehicles
engaged in the transportation of per
sons or property for compensation
The motor vehicle law reads as fol-
"The words 'for compensation'
shall be deemed to mean transporta
tion of any person for hire or the
carrying of any freight or article of
commerce for hire in any motor ve
hicle; provided, that the Public Ser
vice Commission may exempt from
the operation of this act the trans
porta tion of freight or passengers by
motor vehicles in rural communities
not done on a commercial basis."
It is a common practice in rura!
districts for farmers to assist each
other in the marketing of their pro
ducts and the law clearly exempts
such operation where there is
charge made for the rendering of
such service. The intent of the law
is no doubt to require the operators
of motor vehicles engaged in the
transportation of persons of proper
ty as a means of livelihood and to
cover such vehicles as are operated
as common carriers, i. e., those who
hold themselves out to render service
to the general public and to any one
who desires their service. The far
mers do not hold themselves to serve
the general public. They are solely
interested in transporting their com
modities to market.
If there is any doubt in the minds
of any person engaged in this work.
the Commissionn will be glad to fur
ther enlighten said person upon re
By H. H. COREV, Commissioner.
District Pomona Grange of Morrow
and Umatilla counties is in a meet
ing at Boardman today and a good
time is being had. The newly or
ganized GraiiKu at Rugg schoolhouse
on Rhea creek will hold a meeting on
next Sunday at the school house, so
we are informed. The Grange is mak
ing quite a rapid growthin Oregon
at present and Morrow county is be
ginning to join in with the move
ment. LOST Lady's pweketbook, at farm
era picnic, Sunday. July l'J, contain
ing checkbook, valuable papern, some
key and a small sum of money; party
may keep cash, and no questions ak
ed if he returns pockethook with
other contents; leave at this oflice.
Br Arthur BmbtM
Coolidge on the Radio.
The Farmer's Share.
The 21-Ounce Dress.
Old Swimming Holes.
The Agricultural Department showa
that in 1924 the farmers averaged a
profit of 21 cents a bushel on wheat
and 28 cents a bushel on corn. Many
lost money on every bushel, othets
made more than the average.
Fanners that raised potatoes on
the average actually lost money, and
would have been better off if they
hadn't planted a potato.
A good wheat speculator, knowing
that the prosperous class wanted La
Follette badly beaten, and was sure
to put up the price of wheat, could
easily buy a million bushels of wheat
early in the campaign, and sell it at
a profit of one million dollars.
It was a lucky farmer that could
raise five thousand bushels of wheat
and sell it at a profit of one thousand
No man can guess what power to
speak well over the radio may mean
in years to come.
The other night bridge parties laid
down their cards, women on farms
stopped the late cleaning up of dishes,
their husbands came in from evening
chores, tens of millions listened to the
President's clear, incisive matter of
fact voice, discussing in plain fashion
the importance of national economies
and laying down, to the satisfaction
of every hearer, the simple truth that
the people's money belongs to the
It was an innovation when Wood-
row Wilson, so perfectly dressed.
drove to the Capitol and talked direct
to Senators, Representatives, the
Supreme Court and others.
"Wonderful audience," the world
But it was no audience at all com
pared to the vast multitude that
heard President Coolidge talk direct
to the people of the United States.
Proof that the complete costume
of a modern woman, including dress,
stockings, shoes and underwear, may
weigh as little as 24 ounces causes
the virtuous to grieve. But, even as
woman in her changing moods cuts off
her dress at top and bottom, there
may be comfort. The low-necked
dress is partially justified by this fact.
to which your doctor will testify:
Cancer attacks women more often
than men, and cancer of the breast,
dreadfully frequnet in civilized coun
tries, is quite unknown among female
savages that wear no clothing above
the waist. Sunshine seems to keep
cancer away.
Amundsen is back from "almost to
the Pole," and if he lives and can
raise the money he will start again.
His ambition is to be the only man
that ever stood "on both tops of the
In English coal mines, mechanical
cutters and carriers of coal are driv
ing out men by the thousands.
"The truth shall set you free," says
the Bible. Science IS the truth, and
you realize what science has done to
set humans free when you look at the
pictures of women that used to work
in English coal mines, crawling on
their hands and knees through the
narrow passages, an iron chain
around their necks, passing under
their bodies and fastened to a small
coal car.
Turn from that picture of a woman
pulling coal on her hands and knees
to a modern mechanical coal carrier,
moved by electricity.
Patriotic citizens of Indiana con
tribute $12,500 to preserve Jtimes
Whitcomb Riley's M0!e Swimmin
Hole." That's worth while; senti
ment is beautiful.
The government ought to spend a
few thousand times 512.500 to fill up
a lot of mosquitoes' old swimming
holes, swamps and other breeding
places of maiaria.
Some of the money that President
Coolidge and Secretary Mellon are
going to save might well be spent
wiping out disease, deserts and
swamps on Uncle Sam's greut farm.
American officers that went to Eng
land to play polo against the British
otlioers beat the British and the polo
military title stays in the United
States. That is good. But why are
American enlisted men sent over to
act as servants.
Wheat harvest in Morrow county is
(retting generally under way, this be
ing especially true of the lighter land
section in the north end. The south
end furmers will be getting busy in
another week or so, and in the course
of about six weeks the most of the
grain will be harvested and moving
to market. We have not learned of
yields so far, as reports are not corn
ing in, but the crop is cut quite short
as a result of the hot weuther be
ginning about the middle of June and
continuing up to the present. Some
little difficulty is being experienced
in getting harvest hands, according
to reports from certain quarters, but
this difficulty may be overcome. A
number of people have been in Hepp
ner during the wek seeking work,
but are nut altogether aalUKi'd with
the scale of wages offered.
Slar Thvatrr. Tonlcht and I'rlday,
July lti-17
Th funnii'.t fare In furtjf yrara
25c and 30e