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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 19
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 1925.
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Local Show Will Be Put
Over With a Bang
DATES ARE CHOSEN
September 24, 25 and 26 Set; Gentry,
McNamer and Utourell Will Be
la Charge; Committee Picked.
That the Hcppner Rodeo for 1925
can easily be made bigger and better
than ever before wai the aentiment
expressed at the meeting Monday eve
nlng at the council chambers, and
those present showed a determination
to get behind the show and put it
over with a bang. Although the at
tendance was small on account of the
absence from town of many of the
business men, desire for the Rodeo
C. W. McNamer, L. V. Gentry and
C. H. Latourell will again be the gen
eral committee in enrage, and to as
sist them this year several other
committees will be appointed. As In
years past McNamer and Gentry will
have charge of the livestock, grounds.
program, and all things pertaining
to the Rodeo proper, while Latourell
will handle the amusement features.
A committee consisting of C. L.
Sweek, W. E. Moore and L. E. Bisbee
was appointed to take charge of all
financial matters and to assist Mr.
Latourell with the dance and other
amusements. Jack French waa ap
pointed to act with McNamer and
Gentry In the matter of securing
livestock. It was very definitely
urged that all labor in connection
with the selling of tickets, handling
the crowd at the grounda and the
work of running the dance be do
nated by local men this year, and that
ia the plan under whicn tn commit
tee was instructed to work.
The dates were set, September 24,
25 and 26 being chosen. The time is
abort and for this reason the com
mittee urged that every person it
town get behind the show and put it
over right There will be but little
work required at the grounds, and
many of the necessary supplies have
alreadv been secured, but tne mam
thing will be to get the people of
the surrounding country interested
enough to assure their presence here
on the dates set. There ia no ques
tion but the show will be well worth
the time needed to take it in.
The program Is In course of prep
aration, not having gone far enough
yet for us to publish details. How
ever special features are being ar
ranged, especially for the first day,
and it is the desire of the committee
to increase, the purses in several
events, making them more attractive 1
for the performers. Arrangements
are being made to pipe water to the
arena so that it may be wet down a
few weeks In advance of the show
and kept soaked, thereby eliminating
the dust which has been rather an
unpleasant feature in past years.
GRAIN SHOW WILL BE HELD.
Preliminary arrangementa have
been made for a Morrow County
Threshed Grain Show to be held at
Heppner during the Rodeo, Septem
ber 24, 25 and 26. Cash prixes will
be given market classification of
grain and variety specials for all
varieties grown commercially In Mor
row county. The grain show will be
under the supervision of the special
committee of farmers working with
the County Agent. A full announce
ment will be mad Including the pub
lication of the premium list, next
TAXES DELINQUENT NOVEMBER 5
The second half of the taxes will
become delinquent a month, later
than heretofore, which will be No
vember 6. 1025. If not paid by De
cember 5 a penalty of S per cent will
be added, in addition to an interest
charge of 6-6ths of one per cent a
month. All penalties are collected
for the benefit of the county. Any
Interest collected goes to the district,
city or county levying th tax.
Roland Humphreys and sister, Miss
Leta Humphreys, arrived today from
Euircne and will enjoy a visit with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J
Hep'ner Fair Pavilion
Saturday, Aug. 8th
Erwin's Five Musical
Free Dancing 9:30
Admission 15c, 2 for 25c
Make i dale right now with
your beat pal. We show you
a good time,
YOU KNOW MEAL!
By Arthur Br it ban
Luther, Calvin, Bryan.
Safety in the Air.
Not to Worry.
The Reverend Dr. Straton wants
the law against teaching evolution in-troduced-'into
New York State.
His earnestness may puzzle other
Fundamentalists when bs says he
can prove the evolutionists are wrong,
because "Triassic rock" antedates by
millions of years the time of man's
evolution as described by Darwin.
If the world is only six thousand
years old, how can there he rocki
millions of years old? In this desire
to discredit Darwin, the good Funda
mentalist should not forget his own
"facts and figures."
Deeply religious men often make
.mistakes in science. Mr. Watson Da
vis mentions two instances. Martin
Luther condemned savagely "an as
trologer who strove to show that the
world revolves, not the heavens or
th firmament, the sun and the moon.
This fool wishes to reverse the entire
science of astronomy." But today
not Galileo ia the fool.
Calvin, quoting the psalm which
says "the world also is established
that it cannot be moved," added, Mwho
will venture to place the authority
of Copernicus above that of the Holy
And the good John Wesley thought
the new ideas in astronomy showed
a trend toward infidelity. Those were
three good Protestants', they all wor
ried about Galileo, aa Bryan worried
about Darwin. But religion has sur
vived their worry.
Is flying dangerous? If the pilot
uses common sense, it is less danger
ous than crossing a crowded street.
In twenty-five months pilots from
Mitchel Field have flown 1,827,000
miles, in 31,363 separate flights.
Only THREE have been killed, al
though pilots have turned endless
somersaults and committed much
other foolishness in the air.
Sixty years hence cautious old wo
men will refuse to rid in automobile
or earth trains. They will say, "At
my age they are too dangerous. I
only fly, and at a safe height."
This "humorous" paragraph is pub
A country edifor, having worked
hard for thirty years, retired with
$T0.000 capital. He explained aa fol
attribute my ability to retire
with 150.006 to the fart that I worked
very hard and aaved every cent and
to the death of an uncle who left me
Ten thousand country editors
could testify that there is more
truth than humor in that anecdote.
The most useful, underpaid and earn
est body of men in the nation are the
editors of country newspapers.
The pathetic fact is that they
would be highly prosperous men if
business and advertisers realized the
truth that the country newspnper. in
proportion to its circulation, IS THE
BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN
An Increase in the price of rubber
drives manufacturers to plan for
smaller tires. Some man of intelli
gence will find a way to substitute
steel springs for rubber and produce
a tira better than a rubber tire.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Manee, who
have nine children, gave a party for
those children and their offspring.
One hundred and one came to the
party. If everybody did as well, If
the millions in China raised their
gigantic families, for instance, and
if plaguea and floods stopped killing
them, how soon would the earth be
That la the thing NOT to worry
"The Lord arranges it so that the
trees shall not grow into the heav
ens." And He has undoubtedly ar-
ranged it so that the earth shall not
breed more people than it can sup
port. As the world grows older and
its people know more, fewer chil
dren are BORN; more of them LIVE,.
NOTICE OF SALE OF ANIMALS.
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, by virtue of the statutes
of the State of Oregon, has taken up
th hereinafter described animals
found running at large upon his
prcmisca in Morrow County, Oregon,
and that he will on Saturday, August
22nd, 192B, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day, at his
place on Willow creek, six miles east
of Heppner, In said Morrow County,
sell to tli o highest bidder for cash in
hand the following described animals:
One gray gelding, 4 or 5 years old.
branded on right shoudor, not very
plain, looks like XI;
One bay gelding, 3 or 4 years old,
with brand on left hip Just back and
a little above stifle, looks like anchor;
unless the same shall havo been re
deemed by the owner or owners
thereof. W. P. HILL.
C. B. Ebl, conductor on tho Hepp
ner branch, roturned the first of the
week from his vacation spent at Gu
ler, Wash., and other points down
the Columbia. Guler is a summer
resort back In the mountains from
the Columbia and not fnr from Mt.
Hood, wher there Is an abundance
of fine wnter, good fishing and plenty
of huckleberries. Mr. Kbl has a sis
ter living at Guler who has charge
of tho resort, Ho brought home with
him a fine supply of huckleberries,
PLANT IS TAKEN
State Men Locate Big Still Near
Gurdane and Arrest Owner,
Bringing Outfit to Heppner.
State prohibition officers, headed
by W. F. Hoskins, located one of the
fineat liquor making plants that has
been brought to Heppner, when on
Sunday they landed on the Fred Mar
tin still in the vicinity of Gurdane,
and arrested Mr. Martin. The outfit
and Martin were brought In Sunday
On Monday a hearing was had be
fore Justice Cornett, at which Martin
pleaded guilty to the illegal posses
sion and manufacture of liquor, was
given a jail sentence of 80 daya and
a fine of 1750. He is serving out the
sentence at the county jail and the
fine will be paid, Martin evidently
quite well pleased that he got off as
easy as he did.
It is stated by the officers that
Martin is an old offender who has
been in the game of making moon
shine of ft fairly good quality for
several years. He was certainly
equipped with a fine outfit. The stilt,
though not a large one, was made
entirely of heavy copper, with a large
coil also of good copper. Martin
states, so the officers say, that he
earned the still by working for an
other party for a couple of days. His
customers seemed to be mostly over
Pendleton way, and his policy was
to wholesale the liquor, selling it in
20-gallon lots, and he intimates that
a very influential Umatillft county
man will be glad to help him pay his
fine in fact will not hesitate at all
to do so. With the still the officers
brought in a 6-gallon keg. The still
It of about 30 gallons capacity and
with it was some 200 gallons of mash.
Martin was a little suspicious that
he might be taken in by the officers
as he noticed tracks about the place
on Saturday, and hid out for a time.
Not seeing anyone from his "look
out" he came in Sunday and started
up the plant and when taken was
making a run-off of the liquor. He
states that he is done with the game.
Martin is ft German, 73 years of age,
does not speak very good English,
and has been a resident of the Gur
dane district for more than 30 years.
Three People Injured
When Car Leaves Road
Three people received severe in
juries when the light cor in which
they were riding left the highway
on the turn just this side of the
Pettys place Sunday afternoon.
The car was from Portlind and (he
people were driving to Lexington.
They were making about 30 miles per
hour, when the car swerved to the
side of the highway and struck the
soft shoulder. In bringing the ma
chine back to rights it was shot across
the road and turned over in the ditch.
The driver and his wife, Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Boleau, were injured, the for
mer receiving broken ribs and the
latter a broken collar bone and the
other occupant, Mrs. Schwarx, who
own some land north of Lexington
which she was going out to see, had
leg broken just above the ankle.
The Injured people were picked up
by C. E. Woodson and brought to
Hcnnner. where Drs. walker of lone
nd McMurdo of this city attended
them and dressed their injuries at
the hospital. They were able to take
the train Monday morning and return
to Portland. The car waa too badly
damaged to be of use until extensive
repairs are made.
Was Early Pioneer Far
mcr in Morrow County
The report of the death, suddenly
from heart disease, of Olin S. Hods
don of College Place, Wash., which
took place while Mr. Hodsdon was on
a. trip to Wallace, Idaho, is a piece
of sad news to a large host of friends
in this county.
Mr. Hodsdon, who wbs 71 years old
dropped dead Saturday morning. He
suffered the attack as he was adjust
ing the fan belt on his motor, heart
disease from which he is said to
have been a sufferer for good while,
being the cause.
Mr. Hodsdon was a pioneer farmer
of the Morrow county section, having
settled on a piece of dry land out
north of the Swaggart buttes many
years ago. He was a man of frugal
habits and accumulated many acres
of land which added to his holdings
here and from which he gathered a
considerable fortune. He retired
from the activities of the farm here
about 12 years ago, still retaining
ownership, however, and moved to
College Place, near Walla Walla,
Wash., where he has since resided.
Mr. Hodsdon was born in 1853 at
Jasper, Ala., and was a nephew of
Daniel and Jasen Lee, early pioneer
missionaries of the Oregon country.
Just last Easter Mr. Hodsdon was in
attendance at the ceremony of the
Scottish Rite Masons in The Dalles
that was hold at Pulpit Rock to com
memorate these early pioneers, being
a guest of honor on that occasion
On this trip he visited at Heppner
and Lexington. He was a splendid
man and citizen and held ft warm
place In the hearta of all those who
had known him Intimately for so
many years of residence in this
Came to my place on Eight Mile
Oregon, few months ago, one roan
mare with a roan horse colt. Owner
requested to come and take them
way. GUY HUSTON.
Frank Turner drove over to Fen
dloton on Sunday where he bought
another truck, adding to his holdings
in this line and boing bettor prepared
to care for hauling the wheat crop
ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK
Morrow County Wheat
Is Certified For Seed
During the month of July 6115
acres of Morrow county grain were
inspected by Professor C. C. Ruth of
the Oregon Agriculutral College and
County Agent Morse, for certifica
tion. Out of this acreage 2495 acres
passed certification requirements for
field counts. The following is a list
of fields that passed field inspection.
Samples are being gathered from
these fields and will be sent in for
laboratory examination as to purity
Tom Boylen, Echo, 420 acres, field
A south of road, less than .01 Baart.
Marquis, trace of barleys and rye;
Field B north of road, less than .01
Baart, Marquis, trace of barley and
L. Redding, Eight Mile, 25 acres,
.025, trace of barley and bluestem,
good Class A.
Louis Padberg, Lexington, 400
acres, .01 Baart, B. S., Club; trace of
Bob Thompson, Heppner, 50 acres,
1.6 B. S., Club, Fortyfold; trace of
A. E. Lawson, Heppner, 100 acres,
1.7 Trace of barley. Club, Marquis;
Good Class B.
Frank Parker, Heppner, 400 acres
south of town, .1, Trace of rye, B. S.
and Club; good Class A.
Gene Gray, Lexington, 80 acres,.4,
B. S., Hybrid 128.
Earl Eskelson, Lexington, 200 acres,
.6, F. F. B. SH H. 128.
Earl Warner, Lexington, 40 acres,
.1, F. F., B. S., Fall sown; two other
fields of Warner's badly mixed.
Harry Munkera, Lexington, 80 a.
.8, Baart, B. S., Club.
Sky Line Road to
Ukiah Is Completed
The announcement is made that
the "sky line" road through the for
est to Ukiah is now completed and it
is a good road to travel, so we are
informed by people who have just
recently gone over it.
Connecting up with the Heppner-
Ritter road at the Ditch creek ranger
station, this makes an easy way to
get over to Ukiah and at no place
the grade exceeds 7 per cent. The
forest officials have been working
steadily on this road for a few years
and they will continue their road
building through the entire Umatilln
forest. We are also informed that
there witl be cooperation with the
county on a piece of this road that
will help materially in bettering the
travel between Heppner and Ritter.
This work will eliminate a number
of bad mud holes and otherwise im
prove the Ritter road and the people
over that way will then have a much
better route out to the railroad than
they have been compelled to travel.
It should be advertised and those
people induced to come to Heppner.
Roy Her, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Ilor of this city, who works with the
railroad out of Portland, arvlviH heir
the first of the week to join hit (am-
Iv and spend his vacation with the
home folks. The family of Mr. Ilcr
have been spending the summer with
their relatives here.
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SEED WHEAT AND RYE .
We aaved you money last aprlnf on seed wheat and be
lieve we can repeat this fall. We have aamplra of seed, some
certified, some not. Let us have a chance to show our samples.
POULTRY SUPPLIES CORN FLOUR
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
GOOD MOSMINS-, MISTER JOWES
i Hvb UTTLsT NtTWg ITEM HcHc THAT IM
aoiTE sure wo will Bt &lad to print-
it's SHORT, MOT OveR. A COLUMN AN A HALF.
AM HAS AM E-LcKTAO TO SO WITH IT
IT'S A VtWlN AMP ItXJO CEAteOS WIU GT IT OP
its au About tmc east portico op thf
white House And wf were g-oimg to hamE
The poesidemt pose Foa us , But we hap just
LEFT FOR SwAMPSCOTT, SO WE HAP OWE OF OuU.
men Substitute for him to DsmoustRate ouft
WE W,ftEv6RS 1 0LE, SELF-CLEANING DOOR-MATS f
TCSJXL fcrlVE IT 700P rOBITIOMj
FOR SALE Household goods. See
Mrs. Hanson Hughes.
Alfalfa ranch, 245 acres, 100 in al
falfa, 45 more in cultivation, balance
pasture, running water year round,
buildings, equipped with machinery,
tools and stock, near town, mail and
schoolbus, telephone; mortgage $6000
Federal, Price $30,000. Want wheat
ranch. E. P. Dodd, Hermiston, Ore.
Percy Hughes has purchased a
ranch near Walla Walla and expects
to move there with his family, ao it
t- reported. He has rented his But
ter creek place to the Pearsons of
Mra. Nat Webb and son Harlan of
Walla Wlla visited at the Jack Ayers
home on Butter creek this week, and
the families are departing today for
a week's vacation in the mountains.
Sam Ganger, proprietor of Hotel
lone, is quite ill at the hospital in
Heppner, suffering from ptomaine
poisoning. He is reported to be some
what improved at this time.
Chris Brown was In town a short
hi!e on Wednesday. He states that
his grain, which he is now combining,
is turning out far better than he had
Geo. Ashbaugh left yesterday for
Pendleton to visit with a sister from
California, who is at the home of
Mrs. Ethel Ashbaugh in that city at
Annabel Turner is leaving tomor
row for Monument to be gone durng
August for a visit with relatives. She
is going with Mrs. Conrad Bellen
PEACHES FOR SALE Early Craw-
fords and Orange Clings, $1.60, pre
paid, subject to .market change. A.
E. ANDERSON, R. 1, The Dalles, Ore.
Mrs. Nat Webb, mother of Nat and
Paul Webb, died the past week at her
home in Walla Walla. Mrs. Webb had
been paralyzed for some time.
Mrs. Arthur McAtee and Mrs. Guy
Boyer are hostesses this afternoon
at a garden party on the lawn at the
Boyer home on Court street.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McCarty left
for Canby, Oregon, early Tuesday,
where they were called by the death
of a brother of Mr. McCarty.
Charley Valentine has completed
the threshing of his wheat crop for
this season. While the yield was not
heavy, he has good grain.
FOR SALE About 30 dozen fruit
jars quarts, pints and half gallons,
40c per dozen. Inquire Morrow Coun
Mrs. Arthur McAtee has aa her
guest her aunt, Mrs. Allison, who ar
rived the last of tho week for a short
Mrs. N. S. Whetstone has been
confined to her bed for a week, suffer
ing an attack of flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Olden and
daughter were visitors her yester
Anyone wanting bluograss pasture
for bucks, call on C. A. Minor.
Horse pasture for rent. Telephone
7F11, Heppner. H, V. Coxen.
LOCAL ENS ITEMS
fry A. B. CHAPIN
WON T T0U r
CARE SHOULD BE
GIVEN IN SENDING
SPECIMEN IN MAIL
Time Is Important Factor When
Sending Bacteriological Spec,
imens For Laboratory Test.
Time is an important factor in the
control of a communicable disease.
The earlier its recognition, the more
easily it can be controlled. In sub
mitting specimens to the laboratory,
therefore, it is of the utmost import
ance that they be so prepared and
shipped that there shall be the least
possible delay in their reaching their
destination. Some specimens are best
sent by express; many, however, are
sent by mail. Ignorance of the Pos
tal Laws and Regulations covering
the mailing of bacteriological speci
mens has resulted not only in extra
expense to the senders, but also m
serious delay in their receipt at the
laboratory. A ruling covering the
mailing of bacteriological specimens
has been received, under date of July
18, by the Director of the Laboratory
of the State Board of Health from the
third Assistant Postmaster General,
"In reply to your letter of the 7th
instant, you are advised that bacter
iological specimens, when prepared
for mailing in the manner prescribed
by section 461, Postal Laws and Reg
ulations, (a copy of which may be
consulted at any post office), in par
cels not exceeding 8 ounces in weight,
are embraced in matter of the third
class and chargeable with postage at
the rate of lty cents for each two
ounces or fraction thereof. Parcels
exceeding 8 ounces are subject to
postage at the parcel post tone rates.
"It is permissable to write on a
form inclosed with a specimen, or on
a label attached thereto, the name
nd address of the patient from
wnom tne specimen is taaen, togexner
with the names and addresses of the1
physician and health officer and other nm ,t th t session of Con
information concerning the patient , ... . . , . Vart,.nA ba.i.
for the purpose of description, under
the provisions of section 447, Postal
Laws and Regulations.
Such parcels may be mailed at
the third or fourth-class rate, pro
vided they are labelled in printing
with the name of the sender aa well
as his address and the indicia as to
contents and inspection, aa prescrib
ed by paragraph 6(bl, section 463,
Postal Laws and Regulations."
The Laboratory of the State Board
of Health sends, free of charge, con
tainers and mailing cases specially
adapted for mailing under the regu-
ations of the Post Ottice JJepartment,
Specimens submitted in such mailing
cases may be accompanied by the in
formation slips attached to every
container without changing the class
ification of the parcel. If informa
tion other than that called for on the
laboratory slip is desired to be given,
attach it in a stamped envelope to
the specimen parcel. Insufficient post
age will delay the receipt of the spec
imen, and in many cases will make
it useless for examination.
In noting the storm of last Friday
night, in which a bolt of lightning
plavcd some pranks about Heppner,
we failed to state that the home of
Ernest Clark, as well as that of E.
J. Starkcy, received a visit, and the
electric fluid gamboled about these
premises as well as at the horn of
Fred Taah. A lead pipe was burned
out of the sink at the Clark home and
some other slight damage done in
fact it is thought th lightning struck
this house and then jumped to the
Tash home a little farther down the
street. At the Starkey home the bolt
came in on an electric light wire
strung over the head of the bed and
then disappeared. No one was shocked
Mr. and Mra. Walter La Dusire,
Mrs. R. W. Turner and son John made
up an auto party driving over the "sky
line" road Sunday to Ukiah. It is an
easv triu over the new forest roa
to that part of the mountains now
VISITS BOYS AND
GIRLS CLUBS IN
Field Worker Finds Hardman, Ir
rigon and Boardman Clubs
Make Good Showing.
J. E. Calsran, Industrial Field
Worker, accompanied by th county
agent and th county school superin
tendent, ha spent the past week vis
iting the boy', and girls' club of
Morrow county. In view of th fact
that there has been very little done
in the line of elob work in this coun
ty, Mr. Calavan is well pleased with
what the boys and girl have done
since they were organized in March.
Many of th clubs disbanded for
the summer, but th leader will en
deavor to reorganize them when
school opens in the fall. Th only
club that haa kept its membership
and work up to one hundred per cent
during the entire time since it or
ganization is th girls' sewing club
of Irrigon. These girl with their
leader met Mr. Calavan at the school
house on afternoon and told him
of their success. They are to be
congratulated for their effort, but
the greatest credit is due their local
leader, Mra. Bernice Barker. The
work of the club shows that she has
used much time and energy and in
fluence to keep the club up to its
Boardman ha the only weet po
tato club in the state, and the boys
who are raising the potatoes show
great interest in their project, al
though they are ' encountering some
difficulties in thier first year's work
which they will be able to avoid next
While the Irrigon club haa proved
what can be done with good leader
ship, the boys' garden club of Hard
man shows what can be done by small
boys on their own initiative. These
boys were not able to carry, on the
work of their meetings with a club
leader, but in spite of this fact they
have some of the best gardens in the
county. They are to be commended
for their peraistence in the face of the
These clubs, and many more which
will complete their work in Septem
ber, will have their, work on exhibit
at the North Morrow County Fair
to be held at Boardman in October.
Prizes will be offered for the best
exhibit in the various line of club
Congressman Sinnott to -
The Dalles, Oregon, Aug. 6. Con
gressman N. J. Sinnott has announced
that he will appoint the Midshipmen
to Annapolis in 1926 on the basis of
a competitive examination. This ex
amination will be held on Saturday,
October 24, 1925 in the following
cities in the Second District of Ore
gon and will be conducted by the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion: Pendleton, La Grande, Baker,
The Dalles, Klamath Falls, Lakeview,
Hood River, Enterprise, Prineville and
The candidate receiving the high
est rating in this mental test will be
appointed aa Principal by Congress-
man Sinnott. The candidates rating
next highest will be appointed alter
nated. Examination witl be conduct
ed in the following subjects: algebra,
plane geometry, English composition
and literature, United Mates history,
ancient history and Physics (seience).
Any further information desired by
those interested can be obtained by
writing to Congressman Sinnott at
Th Dalles, Oregon.
Sentiment on Tax Reduc
tion Wanted In Portland
portlind July si.Expression of
- ..,,, . t. reduction
ness men who yesterday formulated
a resolution to be submitted to rep
resentative taxpayers of the state for
approval. The resolution as adopted
by the conference, of which W. L.
Thompson was chairman, urges the
elimination of the inheritance tax
from the Federal Tax Law, leaving
this source of revenue to the various
states, and reduction of the surtax
to a maximum of fifteen per cent, re
placing the present levy of forty-six
per cent. The resolution as adopted
"First The federal income tax
schedules should be completely re
formed with a view to raising the
largest amount of revenue with the
least burden to productive industry.
The present tax is a war measure and
cannot be justified in time of peace.
We consider a 15 per cent maximum
Income tax, or less, as heavy a tax
as the business of the nation can
stand and one which would encourage
Investment of capital in productive
enterprises. We favor reducing ex
penses of the government until a 15
per cent maximum income tax win
raise sufficient revenue.
Second We are opposed to the
federal government levying any in
heritance tax, and favor leaving this
source of revenue for us of the
states as they see fit. W ar op
posed to federal and state govern
ments intcring into an agreement or
understanding for a division of an in
heritance tax levy.
"Third We favor non-partisan
consideration of taxation by congress
and are opposed to party caucuses or
political combinations in dealing with
"Fourth We favor abolishing all
boards and bureaus not absolutely es
sential to the economic administra
tion of eovernment, and we favor re
ducing all expenditures to th mini
"Fifth -We consider that a nation
al emerccnev exists, which demands
Immediate relief, and we urge con
I gress to give preferred attention to
I tax reduction.
I SEPT. 11
County Court Enters Or
der Calling for Vote
On Bond Issue.
$550,000 IS PROPOSED
Slight Change of Apportionment o
Proposed Funds Made; Bonds to
Be Iuued Only As Needed.
The order calling the special elec
tion to vote on the issue of bonds to
provide funds for the carrying out of
the road program of Morrow county,
was signed by the county court this
morning, and the date of the election
is fixed as Monday, September 14. The
election is called pursuant to the pe
tition of 25 per cent of the voters
of the county, baaed on the highest
vote cast in the county at the last
election for any one candidate. Itv
fact the required number of signa
tures to the petition was in excess of
25 per cent.
There was v slight change in the
atnount of the funds apportioned to
the various roads to be improved from
the proposed bond issue, and the elec
tion is called on the following distri
bution: lone-Goose berry road f 40,000
Upper Eight Mile road 40,000
Lexington -J arm on road
Little Butter Creek road
Morgan, east, road
Lexington, south, road
Morgan, west, road
Stingle Canyon-Sand Hol
Willow Creek road
McNabb, west, road
Jordan-Rhea Creek road..
Keck Canyon road
Fuller Canyon road
Upper Rhea Creek-Sunflower
The maturity of the bonds as set .
out in the petition is $27,500 in 1931;
and $27,500 each year thereafter for
nineteen years. The interest will be
optional with the court but must not
exceed 6 per cent Also the date of
issue is optional with the court, bonds
to be issued only as funds are need
ed for road work..
The question of bonds or no bond
for the prosecution of the road pro
gram of the county is now squarely
before the people of the county, and
it will be up to them to decide wheth
er they desire to have the credit of
the county pledged in this sum at
this time. The plan to bord the
county to the limit was thocirht 1o
be best by those supporting the pro
gram, for the reason that the one
election will take care of the matter,
and there will be no sale of bonds
except as the funds are required, thus
keeping down the interest, a plan
being followed by many of the co-jn-tiea
of the state, as it places them in
position at all times to accept co-operation
from the state and oiher
agencies supplying funds for the
building of highways.
We expect that this measure will
not be carried in the county without,
a struggle. It will be necessary for
a campaign of education and this
must be made that the people may
thoroughly understand just what
their action on the question means.
There is time between now and th
date of the election for a thorough
discussion of the bond issue and this
should be had in a dispassionate way.
Attracts Eastern Capital
Oregon's vast undeveloped re
sources and the dawning of a new
era of industrial activity in the Pa
cific Northwest has attracted addi
tional Eastern capital.
Announcement has been made by
the Commercial Investment Trust
Company of New York that they will
open headquarters in Portland for
the purpose of financing manufac
turers, dealers and industries doing
business on time paper.
This company ia one of the largest
finance companies in the United
States. The board of directors is
composed of men of large financial
and business interests, among them
are David May. of the May depart-
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'war r. Wilmur of Dmle-e Brothers.
and others of equal prominence.
W. G. Ide, who has been manager
of the Land Settlement Department
of the State Wide Development Fund
for the past two years, and General
Secretary of the Oregon State Cham
ber of Commerce over a period of sev
eral months, has been chosen as man
ager of the new financing company.
Arthur Foster, who lifts been assist
ant in land settlement work and ac
tively in charge of the Ashland Onto
way office for the past six months,
will succeed Mr. Ide as manager of
the Land Settlement Department in
the Portland Chamber of Commerce.
Planning to tuko in the Yellow,
stone Park as their summer viieation
trip. Judge R. L. Bcnge and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Bayless fd
Mrs. Ellen Huseick end son Keid ure
leaving today. THey contemplate be
ing absent two or three wecki, and
Mrs. Huseick and Reid may motor on
to western Nebraska to visit rela
tives. Mr. and Mrs. J'-e Devine were up
from their farm near Lexington y
terday afternoon. Threshing was
finished on the Pevine place Wed
nesday and Joe will soon have the
wheat in the warehouse. Ills grain
made twelve bushels to th acre.