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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 17. V HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1925 Subscripion $2.00 Ter Year
General Fund at Disposal
of County Courts
Increased.
LAW IS MANDATORY
District! and CUlea Now Receive
Only 50 Per Cent of Road Money
For Work Where Rained.
Some county courts and many tax
payers wilt be surprised at the pro
visions of Senate Bill No. 82, which
became a law May 28th. It is an
amendment to section 4600, Oregon
Laws, relating to road taxes, and
gives road districts and cities a
wallop that reduces their road funds
20 per cent and at the same time
nearly doubles the general road funds
of the county.
Under the old law 70 per cent of
the general road fund levy went to
the city (or road district) wherein
it was raised for use on rouda or
streets, and 30 per cent went to the
general road fund to be applied at
the discretion of the county court
for road purposes. The new law pro
vides for a 60-50 division of the funds
between the general road fund and
the district or city road fund. It
further provides, in regard to cities,
that thin money be spent in improv
ing county roads within the city, and
streets leading to market roads or
stnte highways. Hitherto, there bas
been no restriction as to the streets
that it might be applied on.
The law is mandutory upon county
courts in counties of 25,000 popula
tion or less according to the U. S.
census of 1110. In counties of more
than 25 000 population the county
courts MAY levy a general road tax
of 1 to 10 mills and apportion it as
provided in the act.
The concluding paragraph of the
new law says :
"And it is hereby further provided
that no county money or county funds
except taxes levied under the state
market road act for market road con
struction, shall be Used by the coun
ty court or commissioners' court up
on any roads or bridges, derived from
any tax levy hereafter made, except
the same be levied and collected as
in this section provided."
This act appears in the 1925 ses
sion laws as chapter 328, on page 669.
The following paragraph indicates
apparently that each incorporated
city MUST be apportioned its share
of the general road fund:
"Said tax shall be used for road
purposes only, as provided in this
act, and 50 per cent thereof shall be
apportioned to the SEVERAL road
districts, including districts com
posed of incorporated cities and towns
in such proportion as the amount of
taxable property in each district shall
bear to the whole amount of taxable
property in the county, and the re
maniing 50 per cent shall be applied
to roads in such locality in the coun
ty as the county court or commis
sioners' court may direct.
The amounts apportioned to any
incorporate deity or town shall be
transferred to such incorporated city
or town to be expended under the
management of the officials on coun
ty roads within the cities or towns,
or on streets that connect with mar
ket roads or state highways leading
into the cities or towns.
HAM) INJURED IV COMBINE.
George McMillan of Lexington bad
his left hand quite badly crushed
early Monday morning when he wafc
doing some work about the combine
while the machine was in motion.
Reaching into the machine his hand
was caught in a chain pully and se
verely cut, besides having several
bones broken. He was brought to
Heppner and Dr. McMurdo dressed
the hand. George thinks he is pretty
lucky that the hand was not taken
off entirely.
Horse pasture for rent. Telephone
7FU, Heppner. H. V. Coxen.
STAR THEATER
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29
20c
Jack H6It, Ernest Torrcncc, Lois Wilson,
Noah Beery in
"North of 36"
Just as "The Covered Wagon" was the
epic photoplay of the days of '49 .so is
"North of 36" a memorable romance of the
days of '67.
jg LAZING the trail to civilization. A herd
of 4,500 cattle and 1,000 perilous miles
to go.
Rivers to ford, storms to weather, Indians
to battle, stampedes to combat here's the
thrilling conquest of the pioneer West, told
by the writer of "The Covered Wagon."
If you saw "The Covered Wagon" you
must see the companion film by the same
author. A super-picture of super-thrills!
mm
LENA P0ST0FFICE
DESTROYED IN FIRE
Early Morning Blaze Yesterday Take
All Records an Well as Building;
No Insurance Was Carried.
Fire totally destroyed the postof
ftce building and all its contents at
Lena early yesterday morning. Just
how the fire originated, Postmaster
Vincent is unable to figure out, but
his family was awakened at about
3:30 when the building, located just
across the road from their residence,
was seen to be a mass of flames, and
it was too late to get anything out.
All the records of the office, and
the equipment went up in smoke, and
just at present Lena is without prop
er postoffice facilities, temporarily.
The office had been removed from the
store building at Lena a number of
months ago, Mr. Vincent having erect
ed the small building across the road
from his resilience after going out
of the store business. The loss to
him is small, but there was no in
surance. Funeral Services For
George Whiteis Held
Funeral services for George White
is, husband of Mrs. Gertrude Whiteis
who for the past several years was
normal instructor in Crook county
high school, were held Friday after
noon from the Methodist church, with
Rev, James Kaye, pastor of Commun
ity church of this city, in charge.
Burial took place in the local ceme
tery. The body, accompanied by Mrs.
Whiteis and two sons and one daugh
ter, arrived in Prineville Friday
morning.
Mr. Whiteis' death occurred at his
Portland home, 164 Dakota street,
early last Wednesday morning. The
body, stretched across a gas range,
was found by his eldest son, Roy V.
Whiteis. Mr. Whiteis had suffered
from heart disease for many years,
and it was believed by those who took
charge of the body that death was
due to heart disease and gas inhal
ation.
Mr. Whiteis is survived by his wid
ow, Mrs. Gertrude Whiteis, two
daughters, Miss Helen Whiteis and
Mrs. Beryl Baker of Spokane, Wash.;
two sons, Roy V. Whiteis and Paul
L. Whiteis. Centrnl Oregonian,
Prineville.
Mr. Whiteis was for many years
engaged in business in Heppner and
was well known here. His widow,
Mrs. Gertrude Whiteis, was formerly
a teacher ill the high school here.
Crops Are Very Good
In Walla Walla Section
Frank Evans wa down from his
home at Walla Walla for a day or so
the end of the week. Having been
engaged in the raising of wheat in
this county for many years, Mr. Ev
ans is a pretty good judge of condi
tions, and he stated to us that a trip
over most of the country tributary
to Lexington revealed to him that
there is a lot of very good wheat to
be harvested out that way. He was
not discouraged over the outlook, and
from the reports that are coming in
from those now threshing, we are
inclined to think his judgment about
right.
Speaking of the conditions in the
Walla Walla section, Mr. Evans stat
ed that the farmers up that way en
gaged in the wheat game arc getting
mirhty good yields lots of 40-bushel
'Arhf.'ot, and some of the heavy lands
go.ng even better. Orchardists and
truck farmers are not fit ri tig quite
so well, however. The prunes have
been hit by some disease that is
causing them to fall off the trees and
the loss from this source will be
heavy. Walla Walla has also been a
big producer of onions for the out
side markets, and this year that crop
ts very short, owing largely to the
gardeners not being able to get the
water on their tracts at just the
proper time. This season's wheat
crop will bring many millions of dol
lars Into the Walla Wnlln vnlloy.
and 40c
U. S. DRY DRIVE TO
It Is Planned to Cut Off
Liquor Supply at
Source.
TASK IS LARGE ONE
Brfg. Gen. Andrews In Full Charge;
Eliminates State Lines By Cre
atlng 22 Federal Zones.
Written Specially for The Gazette
0 Times by
EDWARD PERCY HOWARD. -
Enforcement of the prohibition law
is now squarely before the American
people and in complete charge of Fed
eral authorities.
The plan of enforcement, effective
August 1, has been carefully thought
out, the machinery has been provid
ed, and the man to whom the country
looks for action is definitely in the
saddle. Today there are just two
questions in the public mind, the
first, whether Brigadier-General L. C.
Andrews will prove capable of en
forcing the law, if not, then is H
possible to enforce the law under any
circumstances?
Unquestionably Gen. Andrews has a
stupendous task ahead of him, but
he is not lacking moral support any
more than he lacks complete control.
President Coolidge unquestionably is
determined to have the law enforced
if it be possible to enforce it. Sec
retary Mellon is no less determined
to put an end to the liquor traffic,
and the press generally throughout
the country stands strongly in favor
of law enforcement. Even those
newspapers with wet tendencies stand
as a unit in insisting that the law be
enforced as long as it is a law.
General Andrews' plan of creating
twenty-two Federal zones which wipe
out state lines, is expected in some
quarters to be the keynote of suc
cessful enforcement. In other quar
ters the plan is regarded with alarm
as giving evidence of further en
croachment on the rights of states
and the liberties of the people.
"Thus far have we gone in the de
termined plan to create a new autoc
racy in the hitherto land of the free"
say the Columbia, S. C, Record. "All
that has preceded this gigantic ex
tension of police powers of federal
government has been the merest
child's play. But what is happening
is just as the Record, five years ago,
predicted would happen. The end is
not yet."
What State Will Not Do, Govern
ment Must.
Quite a different view is expressed
by the Philadelphia Inquirer which
approves the abolition of the state
directors.
"It may be argued that all this
means an increase in federal power
at the expense of the states," says
the Inquirer, "but, as the President
pointed out recently, what the states
will not do the federal government
must do. The enforcement of fed
eral law is clearly within its prov
ince, more particularly if this law is
so unpopular in some communities
that local officials are affected by
local feelings."
The Washington Star says the
slowness and leniency of the courts
is responsible for the failure of pro
hibition to date.
"Enforcement is possible," says
the Star. "It is upon that principle
that the Treasury Department's new
organization has been planned. In
tegrity on the part of enforcement
officers of all degrees is an essential.
It has never been believed to be im
possible to organize an honost, loyal
force. Hypocriey and infidelity are
not dominant characteristics of the
American people."
Whatever may be the result of the
Andrews plan at least the country is
promised an honest effort to compel
obedience to the law of the land,
and bring an end to the mockery that
exists particularly ht the big cities.
Political considerations, we are told,
are now eliminated. No longer will
the local boss be able to march to
court and obtain leniency or immun
ity for friendly violators of his con
stitution. Plus the elimination of
politics a rapid and determined drive
is to bo made to stop the sources of
supply, importation and diversion of
legnlly manufactured and stored al
cohol. Won't Waste Time on Small-fish
Bootlegger.
It has been shown that sporadic
assaults on the individual bootlegger,
raids on small dispensers, and gun
ning after petty offenders is futile,
serving only to make the law en
forcing powers a laughing stock.
Control of the sources of supply
will necessarily eliminate the little
follows from the scene of law viola
tion without further action. They
cannot sell booze they cannot obtain.
"Uncle Sam means business," says
the Cleveland Plaindenlcr, whose edi
torial calls upon the states and local
communities to carry their share of
the burden of enforcement.
VISIT HERE FROM CALIFORNIA.
Mr. and Mrs. J, L. Wilkins arrived
at Heppner on Mondny and spent a
couple of days visiting with friends.
Mr. Wilkins and wife and daughter
came up to Portland to take in the
Elks convention, and took an addi
tional few days of their vacation to
call on friends hero and at Arlington,
where Mrs. Wilkins father, K, C.
Muddock, resides. Since leaving Hepp
ner about seven years ago, Mr. Wil
kins, formerly proprietor of the Pal
ace hotel here, has been with Ham
mond Lumber Co., first at Astoria,
and now at Samoa, Calif., some 3K0
miles north of San Francisco, on the
Redwood Highway. Ho likes the job
there, and from all outward appear
ances, Joe is quite prosperous.
FOR SALE Some 22 bead of pigs;
Inquire of Tyle & Grimes, Parkers
Mill,
BREAKING INTO THE
TUB FIRST TIME"
I uui nets
TO THE MOVIES
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Rhea Creek Grange
Is Fully Organized
The Rhea Creek Grange, Patrons
of Husbandry, was fully organized
on Sunday afternoon, July 19, with
27 charter members, by National Dep
uty W. R. Sekeler of La Grande, as
sisted by Roger Morse, county agent,
and O. C. Stephens, a former member
of Grant county. The following of
ficers were elected:
O. C. Stephens, master; Orain
Wright, overseer; 'Mrs. Retta Oviatt,
lecturer; Raymond Wright, Btcward;
S. D. Wright, assistant steward; Mrs.
Ray Wright, chaplain; Jas. A. Stev
ens, gatekeeper; A. E. Wright, treas
urer; R. W. Oviatt, secretary; Pearl
Wright; Ceres, Nellie Wright, Po
mona; Ldith Mevens, Flora; Ruth
Stephens, lady assistant steward.
The nrst regular meeting of the
new organization will be held on
Sunday, August 9, at 2:30 p. m.
L. Mulvana Arrested
On Charge of Assault
Upon complaint of James Brown,
made yesterday before Justice Cor
nett, a warrant was issued for the
arrest of Leonard Mulvana on a
charge of assault with a dangerous
weapon.
Messrs. Brown and Mulvana have
been cutting wood together in the
mountuins at Boiler Camp, and a dis
pute arose early yesterday morning
over a settlement. It is alleged by
Brown that Mulvana wished to haul
away a part of the wood for his pay
to which Brown objected, stating that
this could not be done as the wood
had all been contracted for, and he
requested that Mulvana wait until
tbe wood was measured up by the
parties to whom It had been sold,
when sufficient money could be col
lected to pay what Mulvana claimed.
This did not suit Mr. Mulvana, who
pounced upon Brown, knocking litm
down with a club and generally beat
ing him up. The arrest of Mulvana
was the result and he will have his
hearing in the court of Justice Cor
net. SMYTH E LAMBS BRING $15.
A price ef $15 per hundred-weight
for the top lambs recently shipped by
Smythe Bros, and the Pendleton
Shpi'fi Cft. wr mnltrnrt nn (lio Kunctiu
City and Chicago markets, according
to a- statement tndnv hv Han P.
Smythe. The shipment included ft
tratnload and was the first big ship
ment from this state to the eastern
markets this year.
The lambs averaged a trifle more
than 80 pounds on the market. Some
were classified as feeders and brought
$13 Der hundredweight, but the ner-
centage of feeders was not large.
"We feel that we were fortunate
in striking a. good market," Mr.
Smvthe stated. "Thn market has
since wonknnrH nnri in nnt nnitn sn
goon as ii was wnen we sold.
The sales of the two local compnn-
tfi WAN m aAa ntrnt cul'nru 1 itnva li i u
week on the two markets. East Ore
gonian.
SHIP FINE BUNCH OF LAMBS.
Krebs Bros., sheepmen of Coc
shipped 1800 head of fine lambs from
Heppner on Friday last, the sheep
going to Washington buyers. They
were black faces and in excellent
condition.
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IT IS TIME NOW
To start feeding egfj mash for fall and winter eggs.
ORDER NOW.
Egg Mash Scratch Feed Corn
GRAIN BAGS AT HEPPNER AND LEXINGTON
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DEL1VEH WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
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BIG LEAGUE
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Gunnar Lindhe, who rung the B.
S. Clark place, along with his own,
out on the border of Sand Hollow
northeast of Lexington, was in town
Wednesday afternoon getting his
wagon fixed up for wheat hauling.
He is threshing now and the grain
is turning out fairly well. Early
Baart is going about 15 bushels to
the acre and seemed to stand the hot
spell better than the bluestem, which
is running at about 12 bushels. The
bam on the Clark place was destroyed
by fire recently, and Mr. Lindhe suf
fered the loss of a lot of good har
ness and other equipment. He is at
a loss to account for the origin of
the fire.
I. A. Mather, who for three years
was principal of the Heppner schools,
arrived from Marshfield on Friday
last and spent a "-short time in this
city, the occasion for his visit being
his marriage, which event took place
Saturday morning, the bride being
Miss Kathleen Mahoney, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney. Mr.
Mather has been with the state high
way department since the close of
school, doing some work in civil en
gineering on the Roosevelt highway
in Coos county. He will teach again
at Scappoose, Oregon, where he is
principal of the high school.
Mrs. A. Johnston and daughter,
Miss Irene Johnston, accompanied by
Miss Helen Burns, are guests this
week at the homeof Dr. and Mrs. A.
H Jnhnsrnn. hnvinc nrrivpd f rom
their home in Portland on Friday.
Mrs. Johnston and daughter are mo
ther and sister of Dr. Johnston and
Miss Burns is a friends of the fam
ily. E. L. Berry has just finished the
job of painting -the Hinton creek
residence and garage of John Kil
kenny, making that farm home look
like it had just stepped out of the
band box. The clean up, paint up
habit should get hold of many more,
both in town and country; it would
help the' looks of things wonderfully.
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Scott and Mr.
and Mrs. Win, Newton of Portland
were visitors over, the week-end at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Steph
ens on McKinney creek. Mr. and Mrs.
Scott are uncle and sunt of Mrs.
Stephens and the Newtons are cous
ins. Dr. Don R. Haylor, optometrist,
was in Heppner for a couple of days
the first of the week, He drove up
from Portland on Sunday, being ac
companied by his father, Wm, Haylor,
who had spent several days in the
city on business and pleasure.
County Clerk Gay M. Anderson and
family returned home on Sunday
from Portland, having spent the
week in the metropolis, taking in
the events incident to the Elks con
vention. License to wed was issued by Clerk
Anderson on Tuesday of last week to
Ray Wilson Dempsey and Thyra
Beck, young people of Boardman.
They were married later at Heppner.
Miss Let Barlow, daughter of
Frank Barlow of Heppner fiat, who
was recently operated on for appen
dicitis by Dr. Johnston, was able to
return to her home on Tuesday.
Sam Hughes returned home from a
short business trip to Portland on
Friday.
LOCAL IK ITEMS
By A. B. CHAPIN
Service Station At Lex
ington Is Burglarized
The service station of Lewis Fred
erickson at Lexington was entered
by some unknown party last Thurs
day night. AccesB was made by jim
mying one of the windows and the
party walked away with the cash
register, but our informant stated
nothing else of value was found miss
ing. The burglar was operating in his
stocking feet as indicated by the
tracks, or he might have had on soft
soled shoes. At any rate the town
marshal was able to track him to the
basement of the Leach store across
the street. It is estimated that the
register contained about $1.38 in sil
ver and coppers, so Mr. Burglar got
little for his trouble. We have not
learned whether the cash register
has been located.
Would Make Ditch Creek
Flat Good Camp Ground
Many years ago the prairie on
Ditch creek some 22 miles southeast
of Heppner was the favorite camp
ing place in the summer of large
numbers of Heppner people. This
was so for many seasons, and It was
really one of the most delightful
places accessible to the people of this
community. For a number of years
past, however, the prairie has been
abandoned as a summer resort and
camps made along the creek in the
lower level.
People at Heppner are reviving
an interest in the old camping place,
stating that after all it is the only
real spot in easy access of the town
that can be made to accomodate a
large number of campers, and they
would like to see it fixed up again.
We presume that the proper arrange
ments could be made with the owners
of the land permitting the improve
ment of the grounds and allowing
campers access thereto for the sum
mer outing season.
MATHER-MAHONEY.
Beautiful in its simplicity was the
wedding Saturday morning of Kath
leen Mahoney, daughter of Mr.-and
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, to Irving A.
Mather. The ceremony was performed
under a bower of sweet peas by
Bishop Remington of Pendleton.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a gown of
Venetian lace over ivory satin. Her
veil was of tulle caught with sprays
of orange blossoms.
Preceding the ceremony Mrs. Dor
othy Patterson sang "At Pawning."
Mrs. A. C. Ball, sister of the bride,
was matron of honor nnd Mr. Ball
acted as best man. The bridesmaids
were Miss Elizabeth Muhowy and
Miss Patricia Mahoney. Following
the ceremony a wedding breakfast
was served to eighteen intimate
friends and relatives, after which the
bride and groom left for Southern
Oregon to spend the summer.
They will be at home after Sep
tember first at Scappoose, Oregon,
where Mr. Mather ts principal of the
union high school.
CLIMB MT. HOOD.
Paul Gemmell, Spencer Crawford
and Joe Kirschner went to Hood
River Saturday afternoon, and on
Sunday with some 90 more people,
made the climb of Oregon's famous
landmark. The boys got home Mon
day, pretty sore from the experience
but all glad that they had gone thru
tho thrills attendant upon the climb,
Kirschner was so enthused over the
matter that he is ready to go again,
but the other two gentlemen are go
ing to watt until they have gotten
over some of the hair raising thrills
and the leg soreness before thinking
of doing it again. The climb on Sun
May was a very successful one, all
those starting for the summit mak
ing the hike with the exception of
one man, and they are now alt eligible
'to admission into the Maxamas.
1 Priscilla dresses, very reasonably
priced, at the Curran Millinery Shop.
CALIFORNIA LAW
PRESCRIBES KIND
OF COTTON CROP
If Held Constitutional It May
Lead to Restriction of Variety
and Production of Any Crop.
By State Market Agent.
One of the most unusual laws
passed by any state is the act passed
by the recent California legislature,
which prescribes several districts in
which it will hereafter be unlawful
to plant any variety of cotton except
the "Acala" variety. The purpose of
the law is to restrict the growing of
cotton to the one variety of uniform
length, for the best interests of the
cotton growers themselves, but the
question is, if this law is held con
stitutional, if legislation along this
line cannot also restrict production
and variety of any crop.
What Potato Grading Does.
Commenting on the potato situa
tion in Oklahoma, the "Marketing
Bulletin", published by the State
Marketing Commission, states:
"Last year no Oklahoma potatoes
were inspected; this year already
three hundred ears have been, and
it looks as though there would be as
many more. To date we have not
heard of a single car of these pota
toes having been refused, whereas
we have heard of uninspected stock
having been turned down as high as
80 cents per 100 pounds."
Grading, not only of potatoes, but
of all products is i demanded these
days and the wise grower is he who
puts his stock on the market on a
quality basis.
Where Was the $100 Lost?
From Curry county recently came
a letter to the state market agent
from a business man, stating that his
son will become of age this fall, and
that when he was born he invested
one hundred dollars for him. "This
one hundred dollars has grown to a
little more than two hundred dollars
now," writes the father, "but when
I get to looking the matter over I
rind that the two hundred is not
worth quite as much in purchasing
value as the original one hundred
when invested. I would like to have
the state market agent tell me where
I lost one hundred dollars."
Establishing Consumers' Stores.
In the middle west the co-operative
organizations are working along the
lines of farmer-consumer co-operation,
with the plan of operating con
sumers' stores in the big cities; op
erating their own middle-handling
agencies and dividing the middle
profits between the raiser and con
sumer. These orgnxiations say they
have no fight against the retailer, but
unless they will co-operate and buy
direct from the consumers' organiza
tions they will be obliged to operate
their own stores in competition. The
purpose of the farmer-consumers is
to raise the price paid to growers
and lower the prices to consumers.
This they say can be accomplished
by eliminating the several middle
profits and expenses. They claim
that lower prices to the homes will
increase consumption and better con
ditions generally.
Results For General Good.
Oregon's potato grading and inspec
tion law is meeting with favor gen
erally by raisers and dealers who are
on the square. It simply compels
the grower or dealer to state the
quality of the spuds in the sack. Any
buyer is entitled to this information.
Attending International
Anti-Crime Convention
Attorney S. E. Kotson departed on
Thursday last for Victoria, B. C,
where he is this week attending the
International Anti-Crime convention.
Passing through Portland, Mr. Not
son was interviewed by the writer of
the "Those Who Come and Go" col
umn in the Oregonian as follows:
"The grain in Morrow county was
damaged more by the hot winds of
the past few weeks than was at first
supposed. Harvesting is now in
full swing north of Lexington, with
the average yield running from 12
to 15 bushels per acre, he said. Mr.
Notson reported that petitions for a
new bond issue to cover the cost of
a comprehensive system of market
roads have been filed with the county
court and will be acted upon at the
August meeting. Mr. Notson is dis
trict attorney of Morrow county."
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank all those who so
kindly gave assistance and sympathy
during our recent bereavement.
MR. and MRS. W. G. FARRENS.
MISS 7,OE FARRENS.
Opening1
HARVEST
DANCE
FAIR PAVILION, HKI'l'NER
Saturday, July 25th
8 P. M.
SPKCIAL MI SIC BY
J. B.'s 5 Pride of the
West Jazz and
Melody Girls
Slip on our overalls or ging
ham gown.
Crank up Lizzie and come on
down.
Red Lemonade V
Everything
By Arthur Brisbane
Diminishing Earthquakes
No Third Term
Must the Strike Come?
The Hen, Pig and Cow
California earthquake reports dwin
dle down, as was predicted. Five
times as many deaths in a small sec
tion of a big Eastern city, due to some
disease outbreak, would attract no
attention.
Those that know California know
that this misfortune of a moment
will be wiped away, made op and
soon forgotten. It will not check Cal
ifornia's growth by as much as an
hoar.
The Italian earthquake in 1915 kill
ed 19,973, and in 1908 earthquakes in
Italy killed 76,482. Italy has volca
noes in addition to earthquakes, yet
nobody says, "I shall not go to Italy."
A dozen killed in California, and "vic
ious publicity" makes of the event a
GIGANTIC DISASTER.
Some Wall Street gentlemen ortran-
ized a little panic based on Santa Bar
bara s earthquake and now wish they
hadn't. They sold short California
stocks, oils, rails, etc. But real fi
nance knows that, compared to the
total wealth of California, the proper
ty destruction in Santa Barbara is
like losing one nail in a nail factory.
The stocks "snapped" back again, and
the panic promoters had their fingers
pinched.
The New York Times devotes part
of its front page to Ma third term for
Coolidge."
There can't be any Coolidge third
erm discussion until after the Presi
dent shall have been reelected in
1923. He has been elected only once
thus far. If, as is probable, he should
be re-elected in 1928, that would be
his SECOND TERM and the right
time to begin talking of a THIRD
term.
When Washington was President
and an aggressive editor was accusing
him of royal ambition, a desire to be
king, the people worried about too
long tenure of office. Having got rid
of an English king they didn't want
an American king.
Washington answered that when
he refused to be elected more than
twice.
Third term talk now should be
postponed by sensible people until
about 1930. Meanwhile, there is
plenty of work for the people to do
without worrying about distant is
sues. If the President carried the
nation successfully through his
FIRST elected term, without serious
mistakes or setbacks, he will have
rendered a great service to the Uni
ted States, and the people of his par
ty, not being idiots, will ask him to
take charge for four years more.
A great coal strike threatens here,
as a similar strike threatens Eng
land. Mr. Lewis, leader of coal min
ers, and owners of mines should think
it over carefully.
To force a strike, when the people
are willing to pay a fair price for
coal based on fair wages, is folly and
the intelligence of organized money
should find a way to prevent it.
The man responsible for the suc
cess of the coal miners' union knows
that this is not the best time for
strikes, and he will avoid THIS strike
if in any just way it can be done.
Insurance authorities, that ougl.t
to know.deny flatly that cancer is her
editary. N;tture protects the unburn
child. Study of thousands of cases
proves that the disease i not inher
ited, also it is NOT CONTAGIOUS.
Unlike consumption and other dis
eases, you cannot "catch" cancer from
its victim. It is important to havj
this known.
Missionaries to Africa take a tame
menagerie, including chickens, pis,
cattle and goats. As they travel, the
missionaries will observe how these
interesting animals all represent
EVOLUTION. The White Leghorns
and Rhode Island Reds come from
jungle fowl. Cows are improved sif
ters of the auroch, the buiTalo. or tho
zebu. The pigs have their relatives
scattered from the tapirs ir: Suth
America to the fierce, bigtootneu wart
hog of the jungle, or the hipnip tn-
mus.
Everything proves that conUint
change, or evolution, exists in the
animal kingdom. Only the blind don't
ee it.
To Discuss Orderly
Marketing of Stock
To all Livestock Producers, i"rH,
Country Buyers und other rtit;r
ested :
At five p. ni. Motsday, lu.y a
meeting will ho heid at tit e K'hittir'
Building, North Portland, to ech,irv
ideas about the Livestock Orderly
Marketing Plan.
I believe ytm are all interested ai
to the success or failure of th plan,
and what in done will h;io consider
able bearing on the lu-t return you
get for your live tor k in futtiro
months.
Thi niccling is (ir tho purpi of
bringing out all your good uU-si .iliuut
making a wnrkable plan und to hur
what anyhody has to y for or
ji;i'is't thin plan.
OKRRY SNOW, M.-rkt I)irc"r.
HeopTicr TraiirT Cumphny. offlre
at Hiildwin'i Sr r I Hand rUr.
' Phone Mitin 82.