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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 36.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1925
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
THE 1925 RODEO
Weather Clear as Crowd
Pours Into City, Gay
In Holiday Attire.
EXPECT BEST SHOW
Added Strinf of Backers From Pen
dleton ym Bind nnd Many
Heppner it again in gala attire,
flaunting bunting and flags on every
hand, while s varicolored mob, be
decked in gay shirts and bandsnai,
topped oft with huge sombreros,
surges through the streets, swsiting
the clarion call for the 1925 Rodeo
opening this afternoon. The sun
casts its direct rays from a clear slcy
on a city tense with expectation for
-the best show yet produced in the
Tomorrow morning The Dalles
band will be on hand for the last two
days of the cowboy celebration. At
ten o'clock each of the last two days
it will lead a procession of Morrow
county's choicest horseflesh, mounted
by Rodeo talent and large numbers
of town and country people priding
themselves on their ability to "throw
a wicked stirrup." More colorful
and majestic parades than these have
probably never before been wifnessed
In our city. Horses will prsnce for
blocks to the strains of the snspoy
music, seemingly well aware of the
important part that is theirs in this
holiday event. Of course there will
be clowns, too, and a number of ma
queraders, who lend much to the
success of a parade.
The show is just starting; the
erowd grows hourly, and by Saturday
there promises to be a record attend
ance at the Heppner Rodeo, celebrat
ing its fourth anniversary.
Tha parade Is but a forerunner of
the main attsretions at the afternoon
ahow. Every device konwn by which
i cowboy may show his skill hss been
prepared. The big event always is
the bucking contest, but this is pre
ceded and followed by many other
interesting numbers including rsces,
many and varied, calf and steer rop
ing, steer and bull riding, bareback
riding and mule riding. The cow
milking contest, a feature of last
year, has been eliminated. - In its
place bulldogging will be done the
last two dsys.
An added attraction thia year which
will head the program each day is the
chariot race. This should be one of
the most exciting eventa of the day,
say Rodeo managers. Other races in
the line-up sre saddle horse race, re
lay race, quick change race, boys'
pony race, steer maverick race and
For the bucking contest the Rodeo
management promises the most pre
tentious array of talent yet present
ed at ths local ahow. An added string
of outlaw broncs from Pendleton is
here, including such notorious buck
era as Whistling Annie, Spark Plug,
Rod McHaley, Desolation, Corbett, Ed
Marshall and others. Besides these
the old string which has won fame
locally will be on hand. Of these
Miss Wiggles, Fred Crump, Bobby
Burns and Teapot Dome will be es
pecially remembered. An equally pre
tentious array of bnckaroos is on
hand to match their wita against the
outlaws. Among these are Jack Ter
ry, last year's champion, Lloyd Mat
teson, Emery Moore, Dolph Brown,
Jack French, Kenneth Depuy, Art Al
derman, Ralph Reade, Slim Edwards,
Tex Prlcard, Pat Carley, Cliff John
son, Ross Walling, Roland Golf, and
Each evening a big wild west dance
at the Fair pavilion will furnish en
tertainment for a large portion of the
crowd, and no doubt many will wlh
to witness "Let'er Buck" at the Star
theatre, In which Hoot Gibson, ej-Round-Up
performer, does his stuff,
showing Thursday and" Friday eve
nings. Then in between times a large
carnival company, with big ferris
wheel and numerous concessions, will
provide adequate amuaement for all.
The cowboy la indeed having his
day in Heppner this week end,
HIGHWAY OFFICIALS HERE.
Judge Duby, chairman of the stste
highway commission and J. H. Scott,
head engineer 'of the state market
roads, were visitors in Heppner for
a short time on Friday, coming up
from Portland. Thesa officials were
at Heppner to confer with our coun
ty court concerning road matters,
and after a short session here, they,
with County Judge Bonge, Commis
sioners Davidson and Bkskman, and
District Attorney Notaon went on
over to Pendleton for a meeting with
the judge and commslsloners of Uma
tilla county, conferring with them In
regard to arrangementa for tho com
pleting of the Lena-Vinson gnp of
the Oregon-Washington highway.
At the meeting of the state high
way commission in Portland on Sept.
29th, this matter will be taken up
again and it la hoped that all ar
rangements will be completed for ad
vertising fur the contracts for grad
ing on this piece of work. Should
this be dons it Is thought likely that
work will begin about the first of
November and the grading pushed
to completion as rapidly as wenthor
conditions will permit,
SEED RYE Will Arrive This Week
You will find the PRICE and QUALITY both right for
YOUR WINTER'S SUPPLY OF FLOUR
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
I.O.O.F. Will Meet In
Philadelphia In 1926
Philadelphia waa chosen for the
nevt annual meeting of the aovereign
lodge of the Independent Order of
Odd Fellows by unanimous vote of
the delegatea at the 101st communi
cation of the order at Portland Tues
day. The meeting wli be held the
third Monday in September.
The aovereign grand lodge voted
196 to IB to amend the constitution
to provide that no representative
shall be adm tted to the aovereign
grand lodge without having takea
the patriarch militant degree. The
amendment has been discussed in
many other aessions of the sovereign!
grana lodge but has never before
been able to muster the necessary
The aovereign grand lodge voted
down a proposal for establishment
of one-or more sanitariums for treat
ment of members of the order suffer
ing from tuberculos s.
Ford Leaves Highway
And Turns Turtle
OJ if ford Johnson was somewhat
skinned up in an auto accident on
Monday evening:. The accident oc
curred on the highway near the Hen
ri k sen place above Lexington, on a
perfectly straight piece of road, and
Johnson blames the mishap to defec
tive steering apparatus on the car.
With Johnson in the car wore five
other men, said to be members of
the section crew down the line, but
these all escaped injury. Dr. Johns
ston waa called from Heppner to
attend to the Injuries Johnson re
ceived, and he found the man not
very badly hurt.
Officers Make Capture
Of Contraband Liquor
Sheriff McDuffee, assisted by a state
enforcement officer, landed Earl Es
Irelson and Lloyd Matte son Wednes
day evening on the highway west of
Heppner. They had in their posses
sion a 10-gallon keg of moonshine,
and this the officers took in charge
The men and booze were brought
on to town and the liquor will be
placed where it will not get scattered
during the Rodeo. The offenders will
have their hearing later.
CURRY MERGES PAPERS.
George Huntington Curry, editor
of the Arlington Bulletin, last week
announced the consolidation of the
Boardman Mriror with the Pallet in.
The two papers, appearing in com
bined form for the first time last
week, will be published by the Arling
ton plant, the Bulletin says. It is
the hope of Mr, Curry that this con
solidation will make of the Bulletin
one of the strongest weeklies in the
LAID t'P WITH BROKEN LEG.
Bert Bowker is confined to his
room at Hotel Heppner this week
while recovering from a broken leg.
On Wednesday last he was trucking
wheat at the warehouse in Heppner,
and the weight of the load came on
him In such manner as to break two
bones in the ankle of his right leg.
Bert will be on crutches for a while
before the break fully heals.
YOUR CHILDREN'S EYES.
May seem normal of vision and
strength, but subjected to a Scientific
Test may reveal a condition that is
woudl be welt to counteract. See Dr.
Clarke. Pie will be in Heppner all
day and evening Wednesday, Septem
ber 80th, at the Hotel Heppner.
Last issue we mentioned the pres
ence here of Dr. L. R. Purkcy, of
Portland, who, with his mother was
visiting a day or so at the J. H.
Picper farm. We also mentioned that
his wife was with him. We have
since been informed that the young
lady traveling with the party was
not the doctor's wife, but a young
friend of his mother's, traveling with
her from California. One of those
mistakes that happen when the re
porter Is not given all the informa
tion he is entitled to.
The new residence on the farm of
J. O. Turner is nearing completion,
and Mr. Turner hopes to have it fin
ished shortly after the first of the
month. Harry Johnson is the con
tractor in charge of the work.
A. J. Kaiser, merchant of Junction
Pitv im a vUitnr In Hp tinner to re
main until after the Rodeo.. He runs
the principal general mercnaniase
cinra In tho Vtsllnv ritv ntifi in a
man that has long been prominent
in mat part 01 me suite.
FOR SALE Good residence prop"
erty in Heppner. Two-story house,
good barn, chicken house, wood shed;
8 lota. Terms. See Sam Hughes.
For Sale Horses, mules, plow, har
ness, weeder and Holt motor com
bine. Troy Regard, Eight Mile, Ore.
Good frnme building, 20 x 60 for
rent; suitable for workshop or stor
age. Inquire Gonty Shoe Store.
For Sale Blue winter seed rye,
3c at ranch. About 200 sacks. Bill
Hill, Lena, Ore.
Mi El ixabeth Phelps is under a
30-day quarantine at Vancouver,
Wash., for-scarlet fever. Miss Phelps
left last week for Portland and Van
couver, her destination being Eugene,
where she expected to be in time
to register for the new year of
school. This will delay her entry
at school a month at . least. Her
mother, Mrs. A. M. Phelps, departed
for Vancouver on Tuesday to be in
attendance on her daughter.
Neil White Ame In the last of the
week from Ukiah, where he now
makes his home with his family. He
was here to look after his ranch in
terests in the vicinity of Lexington,
will remain until after the Rodeo,
and expects that he and his family
will continue to live at Ukiah for the
winter, though' he may decide to
bring his cattle down this way for
C. E. Jones was up from hit New
berg home several days the past week,
looking after his interests here. He
is still owner of the big wheat farm
at Eight Mile Center, where the fam
ily lived for a great many years, and
he was looking after the leasing of
the place. Mr. Jones returned to
Newberg on Saturday,
Ellis Thomson, eldest son of Chas.
Thomson, is going around on crutches
these days, the result of serious in
jury received while practising with
the football squad. The ligaments
are badly torn along the side of the
foot, and it may be some time before
he recovers fully.
John Curran reached Heppner Wed
nesday on his return from the moun
tains. His sheep are getting in from
the summer range, and Mr. Curran
states they are in fine ahape. They
wilt be placed on his range near
Otex for the winter.
( The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will hold cooked food
sales at the Humphreys Drug Co. on
both Friday and Saturday forenoons
of this week, and the cooperation
of all the ladies of the church is
Percy Hughes came over from his
place near Umapine yesterday. He
is located on a farm about two miles
out from Walla Walla, and states
that he has been a mighty busy man
since moving to his new location.
Ferguson Bros., who have the
Heppner agency now for the Chev
rolet car, got in a car load of these
popular machines thia week and they
are now on display at their sales
rooms in the Garrigues building.
A, M. Markham came in from his
home near Free water Wednesday and
expects to spend the balance of the
week at Heppner, enjoyjng the Rodeo
and meeting up with old time friends-
Mrs. Alice Ad kins, who has been
spending several weeks at Aberdeen,
Wash., visiting with her sons Ralph
and Harley Adkins, returned home
or. Thursday evening last.
Remember the Endeavor breakfast
at the dining hall of the Christian
church on tomorrow morning, begin
ning at 6:30. Give the young people
Walter LaDusire brought in a new
Chrysler four sedan from Pendleton
cn Tuesday which be delivered to
Mrs Andrew Reaney of Lexington.
Born On Wednesday, September
23, at their home in Blackhorse, to
Mr. and Mrs. William Homer Tucker,
Born At their home in Blackhorse
on Monday, September 21, to Mr. and1
Mrs. Jesse Orwick, a 7 1-2 pound
Mrs. John Wightman departed for
Portland this week to take in a part
of the big Rcbekah convention.
80 acres Alfalfa and Fruit Ranch
cheap, near Umapine, Ore. Write
Freewater, Ore., R. 2. Box 164. 2t.
Frank Engelman, business man of
lone, was a visitor in Heppner for
a short time on Monday.
Herman Neilson, extensive farmer
of Rood canyon, was a visitor here -on
E. J. Merrill was down from his
home near Hardman on Wednesday, j
Final Tribute Offered
Pendleton Police Chief
Monday's East Oregonian.
Funeral services for the late W. R.
Taylor, chief of police, held here yes
terday afternoon at the First Chris
tian church, were marked by great
impressiveness and solemnity. The
hundreds who attended the services
showed the esteem and respect in
which Mr, Taylor was held, and floral
offerings were many and beautiful.
Rev. Guy L. Drill was the minister
in charge, and the music was by the
Penland Brothers' quratet. During
the services the city ft re bell tolled.
Active pall bearers were three life
long friends of Athena, E. A. Dudley,
C. O. Henry, and W. S. Ferguson, and
three Pendleton men, all of whom
are or have been members of the city
council, WHIard Bond, Guy Johnson
and L. J. McAtre.
Round-Up officials and workers in
cluded in the list of honorary pall
bearers were as follows: m, w. i-oi
lins, Geo. C, Baer, Herbert Thomp
son, E. P. Marshall, S. R. Thompson,
Will SwiUler, George Strand, J. H,
Sturgis, F. 8. LeGrow, R. C. Bishop
and E. P. Tulloch.
Besides the wealth of flowers sent
by Individual friends in Pendleton
and vicinity, there were wreaths from
the police and fire departments; the
Round-Up; the city council; Edward
Sedgwick and Tenny Wright, Univer
sal motion picture directors; the
Univeral Company at Hollywood and
the Universal Company here; Tommy
Grimes and Mr. and Mrs, Mike Hast
ings. Mr. Taylor's connection with
the Round-Up made him many friends
among the performers and these sent
many lovoly floral tributes, as did
the patients at the Walla Walla vet
erans' hospital, the federal -prohibi
tion office at Portland; the county
sheriff's office and friends at the
court house, and Portland federal
Following the funornl services
here, interment was made at Athena.
Many Live Happenings
From Boardman District
Herbert McLean of Milton spent
the week end with his sister Mrs.
Olive M. Wilson. is
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Demaro and chil
dren were Boardman visitors recent
ly. They were former residents here.
Mr, Van Dusen and Mrs. Geo.
Spring were guests at the N. Faler
home on their way to Pendleton, and
also on their return trip. Mr. Van
Dusen had a concession at the Round
Up, having agates and Indian jewel
ry of intricate design. Mrs. Spring,
who is a frequent Boardman visitor,
had charge of the concession during
S. H. Boardman lost a fine Jersey
last week. She was an especially fine
young animal purchased recently
from W. A. Gilbreath.
Nate M acorn be r and family left
Thursday for Pilot Rock, the family
to visit relatives while Nate went out
fot a deer. He and his brother-in-law
got a fine 2-point buck.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Spaglc were
Boardman visitors recently. They
have been at Manhattan Beach thif
Jack Gorham was pleaded to have
an old friend, Harold Dickson and
wife of Newberg, come in unexpected
ly last Thursday. The Dick.tons were
on their way to Spokane. Mr. Dick
son ii mayor of Newberg.'
Ladies Aid met Wednesday. Plan?
are being made to give another play.
These home talent plays are thoroly
enjoyed and are always anticipated.
An evening party will be given thi?
fall also at which the husbands are
to be invited guests.
The rooms at the O. W. station oc
cupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis
are being kalsomined, redecorated
and' some minor repairs made. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Ballenper and
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Hereim attended
the Round-Up on Friday and were
r,f)U& son ?
jo -a hck
The famous "Rube" Goldberg will now draw a weekly comU
strip cartoon for this newspaper, beginning1 with this issue. Mr.
Goldberg has for years been one of America's highest paid cartoon
ists and we believe that out readers will be hiRnly entertained by
his clever and original work. Goldberg has originated more clever
series than any other artist. Just now he has the country sayings
''It's the boloney!" Look for Goldberg' comic very week In this
Cornea the Buccaneer and His Jolly Cr
that uv "KIKl'CUVLea IS TOO PUOUF0 fast foe.
AN OBDlUAKY CATOONSHTOffeTA tOOD SKETCH ,
Birr (tsert a Soot) iteA how he iocks whh.6 w a
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SUOT1 Of THS TlRATE AlWILLSIW -
guests at the M. L. Morgan home for
a pleasant dinner.
October 11 is Rally Day at the
Sunday school. Everyone is invited
to attend. Next Sunday, Sept. 27,
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
will be administered and also an op
portunity will be given to parents
who desire to have their children
C. G. Blayden and wife were din
ner guests at the Gorham home on
Ralph Davis and family were
guests at the Chas. Goodwin home
Thuisday evening at a delicious din
ner. Mrs. W. O. King and two children
Stanley and Ruth left Saturday for
GcaiCeart for a visit with her par
ents and other relatives. Francis
King is visiting at the C. S. Calkins
home during her mother's absence.
Mrs. King's sister and husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Bates, came Thursday, went
on to the Round-Up and returned, all
leaving on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. M urch ie of
Wasco spent three days at the Bal
lenger home last week.
W. A.. Price and family were guests
at the Hereim home for dinner on
Ralph Davis and wife attended
Happy Canyon on Saturday evening.
Mrs, Rambo, a Near Eeast Heiief
worker, gave a talk at the high school
assembly on Wednesday that was
The new school bus has arrived and
started on the route Monday morning.
Earl Olson, Alton Klitz and Ja.nes
Howell Jr., three local boys, left
Friday for Corvallis where they en
tered O. A. C.
Mr. Sharr and wife of Hermiston
were Boardman visitors Sunday.
Paul Smith and Earl Cramer drove
to Cold Springs on Sunday.
Tommy Luke and wife of Port
land were visitors at the Nick Faler
home Sunday on their way home from
the Round-Up. Mr. Luke is a nephew
of Mrs. Faler. Dr. and Mrs. Hill of
Portland accompanied them.
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Will Celebrate Golden
Honoring the 50th wedding anni
versary of Mr. and Mrs. John Her
of this city, Ruth Chapter No. 32,
O. E. S., will give a banquet, followed
by a good social time at Masonic
hall on Monday evening, September
These good people, long residents
of this section and members for
many years of Ruth chapter, are an
ticipating this event with much
pleasure. They will aiso have a
reunion of the members of their fam
ily on this occasion, when they ex
pect that all their children will be
present. Officers of the chapter
hope for a very large attendance at
this reception to Mr. and Mrs. Her.
IRRIGOX NEWS NOTES.
L. A. Doble has returned from Long-
view, Wash., to make his home in
The school board has made a con
tract to have the west side of the
school grounds seeded this fall.
The high school boys are laying off
a football ground and are intending
to play a few games.
A number of school girls and boys
attended the Round-Up Friday and
Saturday, among them being Ger
trude Graybeal, Fritzie Seaman,
Charles and Robert Smallding and
Misses Gertrude Graybeal and Ha-
sel Knight were absent from school
Monday morning on a business trip
A party was given at Mr. and Mrs.
Warners for Walter who si leaving
for Monmouth soon.
Gertrude Graybeal was absent from
school Tuesday on account of illness.
GET THEIR BUCK.
T. W. Rippee,. Shelly Baldwin and
E. S. Duran composed a party of
nimrods going out from Heppner the
past week in search of deer meat.
Shelly got cold feet after a day or
so and returned to town, but Tim
and Ed remained on the job and
were rewarded by a fine nine-point
buck falling prey to the good marks
manship of Friend Rippee. Several
showers of rain were encountered,
but the hunting proved to be good
and the boys arrived home on Thurs
day evening and their friends have
been eating of the fruits of the
YOUNG LADY HIKER HERE.
Miss Ruth Sells of Seattle is a vsi
itor in Heppner to take in the Rodeo.
Miss Sells is a graduate in journalism
from the University of Ohio at Co
lumbus, and recently hiked from that
city to Seattle, where she will make
her home for a time at least. She
confesses that she is much taken with
this "Wild West" and came to Hepp
ner to see our Rodeo, as well as to
have a look at a part of the real
West. This office is pleased to ack
kowledge a pleasant call from Miss
Sells, and we are impressed that she
has the proper "makings for a sue
cessful newspaper woman.
NOTICE TO AUTOISTS.
No parking will be permitted on
Main street between the Fair pavilion
and First National Bank during the
three days of the Rodeo, between the
hours of 9:00 a. m. and 2:30 p. m.
This order will be strictly enforced.
By order of the City Council.
S. P. DEVIN, Marshal.
PIANO MUST BE SOLD.
Will sacrifice high-grade piano in
storage near here for immediate sale.
Wilt give easy terms to established
home. For particulars, and where
it may be seen, address Portland
Music Co., 227 6th St., Portland, Ore.
I have at my ranch on Rood Hill,
about 1000 sacks of fortyfold whoat
If you are interested, come early for
your seed. Price $1.76 per bushel at
ranch. GEO, BURNSIDE.
Born September 14, 1925, at their
home north of lone, to Mr. and Mrs.
John McDevitt, a daughter.
County Agent Morse Has Brought
Together a Number of
Through the effort of County Ag
ent Morse, the first Morrow County
Grain Show, which will be on exhibit
at the store of Peoples Hardware
Company during the days of the Ro
deo, is one of attractiveness, indeed.
In fact, we are sure that the people
who take the time to visit thia ex
hibit will be surprised, and pleasant
by, if the show is maintained, it
gardless of the really tub-normal
grain year for Morrow county. We
are frank to state that the exhibit is
far better than we bad hoped to leg
put on for this year, and Agent Morse
is quite elated himself. It means a
fine beginning, and as the years roll
by, if the show is maintainor, it
should grow into such proportions
as to number of exhibits and the
quality of grains displayed, both sheaf
and threshed, that we shall not be
ashamed to have the show put along
side that of any eounty of the. state.
It is a well established fact that
Morrow county can raise just as fine
grain as any place in the entire
Northwest, and to have a showing as
good as the one on display in Hepp
ner now, following a really poor
grain year, is the source of much
gratification to everyone.
The displays are of threshed grains
entirely, and there are on exhibit
some 60 samples in bushel lots, or
better. Most varieties of grains pro
duced here are exhibited, and there
is at least 35 individual exhibits. The
leading displays are of hard federa
tion, forty-fold and turkey red, and
early baart also has a prominent
Judging will take place on Friday
morning, Paul Spillman of Willows
being the judge in charge. Mr. Spill
man is a Vheatgrower of northern
Gilliam county where he has been
farming for the past four years. For
five years he was county agent of
Union county, and hjs experience is
such as to make him well qualified
for the position of judge of the grain
Don't fail to take a look at this
display of grains. It is a fine dem
onstration of what can be accom
plished in our county even in an off
Stock Shipments From
Here Large This Year
Agent Darbee at the O. W. R. A N.
depot in this city reports that stock
shipments from this point have been
unusually large for the season, and
up to date he believes the records
of his office will show that the
Heppner branch has kept pace with
alt other points along the line.
Shippers for this week are J. B.
Huddleston of Lone Rock, the S-veek
estate of Monument, Mike Kenny cf
Heppner, I. E. Mcconkie of Condon,
10 double deck cars, or abjut 2C0O
head of sheep, going to Idaho points.
Eight cars of sheep were nent out
last week, being shipped also to!
Idaho by Tom Boylen. Another big
shipment of sheep will 1eva here
on the 28th, being delivered at this
point by Pete Riley of Ant'looe to
Tom Boylen for shipment to Chicago.
Earl Mulkey, C. W. McNamer and
AUstott were shippers of caUie cn
Sunday, each taking a car to the
Portland market, and two double-
deck -cars of sheep also went ou
on Sunday for that markot
Born At their home northwest of
Lexington on Wednesday, September
16th, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mar
quardt, a son.
(From State Board of Health.)
"Any act often repeated soon
forms a habit and habiU Allowed
steadily gain in stronrth At first
it may be but as the spider's web
easriy broken through, bat if not re
s;stid it soon binds with chains of
Good health habits are dependent
on the power to show control over
the common-place and ordinary situ
ations of life. Habits may become
assets or liabilities. Good health
habits are assets that contribute to
the well being of the individual. Good
habits in regard to the care of the
body eating, sleeping, eliminating,
bathing, are easily acquired and build
up a wealth of health. Good habits
usually spell good health. Habits
that are detrimental to health are
also easily acquired and constitute
a growing liability which sooner or
later reduces the efficiency of the
individual. Many failures are due to
bad habits. Good training makes dif
ficult tasks easy while bad training
makes a simple task difficult.
Health habits affect the whole life
of the individual. Habits determine
the active control of the whole hu
Good health habits begin with the
habit of right thinking. It is fun
damental that right habit! be formed
in early life. Every one ahouid be
trained to meet the small problems
of living and in this way power will
be developed on regular habits of
muscular exercise. The refreshing
and stimulating habit of regular bath
ing assists in maintaining a healthy
body. Drop breathing, out door liv
ing, moderate eating, moderate exer
cise and regular hours of steep are
the fundamental habits necessary to
insure good health.
The on'y difficulty lies in over
coming the inertia of acquired bad
habits. After one has changed hio
habits, It is just as easy to live right
ly as to live wrongly. Good health
habits are not restrictive but liber
ating. Good health habi's are simply
a meann of emancipating our Ives
from our real limitation.
Br Arthur Brtsbaa
President Already In.
Are We An Ostrich?
Watch R. R. Hookups.
U. S. Pauperism Dying.
A Washington correspondent says
"President Coolidge will keep out of
the Mitchell fight," referring to Col
onel Mitchell's charges aa to general
incompetency in the management of
United States air forces and the aug
gation that Colonel Mitchell, lowered
in rank for telling the truth once,
should now bo arrested for telling the
How could the President, who is
head of the Army and Navy, keep out
of the Mitchell matter? It is not
conceivable that his subordinates,
knowing of the President's readiness
to hear both sides of any question,
would undertake any action without
The people do not believe that the
President will permit any action
Colonel Mitchell until the entire avi
ation question shall have been fully
threshed out, including the fiasco in
the effort to fly to Hawaii, and the
catastrophe of the Shenandoah.
It is to be hoped that the Inquiry
when it comes, will not be a white
washing enterprise, but a real in
vestigation. The President will want to know
why the protest of Commander Lans
downe, an experienced airman who
had flown across the Atlantic in a
dirigible, was ignored. The Presi
dent will not want any whitewashing
or any offhand suppression of Col
onel Mitchell, who isn't easily sup
pressed, by the way. He will want
the facts, and will see that he gets
The most disquieting thing in our
so-called defense programme is this
statement attributed to Judge Wil
buiy Secretary of the Navy:
wIn view of the experiences of the
Navy plaiea in the Arctic expedition,
the failure of the Hawaiian flight and
the Shenandoah disaster, we have
come to the conclusion that the At
lantic and the Pacific are still oar
best defenses. We hare nothing to
fear from enemy aircraft that la not
on this continent."
The experience in the Arctic, the
failure of the Hawaiian flight and
dreadful Shenandoah disaster had
nothing to do with capable air navi
gation, but a great deal to do with
incompetent management of oar air
We should have, indeed, nothing to
fear from foreign aircraft if we could
give to foreigners such management
as our aircraft has. Mr. Wilbur's
statement that our oceans are our
best defense sounds like the state
ment of some ostrich saying, "I have
nothing to fear, the sand is my best
defense. I can stick my head into it."
It is suggested that railroads be
forced to combine in great transpor
tation units, and that they make their
own selections "rather than have the
Government do the choosing for
Why not have a selection of well
informed men, railroad men of course,
acquainted with traffic conditions,
make a survey of railroads, and let
the government know which combin
ation should be made in the interest
of economy and efficiency?
President Coolidge will certainly
not think it wise to leave these com
binations to seifish interests based
on opportunities for stock jobbing,
combining broken down road 3 with
good roads for the sake of immediate
profit, rather than more efficiency.
Perhaps for the sake of unloading un
profitable railroads on the stockhold
ers that own profitable roads.
Pauperism is dying out in the Uni
ted States, thanks to better wages,
widows' pensions, more enlightened
medical care, and especially cam
paigns of health advertising, carried
on by the great life insurance com
panies. Of 100.000 in our population, only
71.5 are in poorhou?es now. Aiid
that is exactly 71.5 too many.
In 1914 there were 91.5 out cf 100,.
000 in the poorhouses. Things have
improved since the war forced up
CASE BEFORE SHERIFF'S JURY.
In order to ascertain the true own
ership of certain stacks of straw on
the Wm. Hendrix farm on Heppner
Flat. Sheriff MeDuffee called a jury
on Monday and had a hearing In the
matter of the attachment proceedings
of the State Bank of Lexington vs.
Guy Barlow and Wm. Hendrix. Aftsr
hearing he testimony offered the
jury decided that the straw belonged
to Frank Barlow, whereupon other
attachment proceedings were Institu
ted against Frank Barlow and the
straw attached in a suit against him
filed by M. D. Clark, et al., covring
accounts alleged to be duo.
WF.STLAM) IRRIGATION DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the
board of directors of the WestUnd Ir
rigation District, acting as a board
of Equalizatoin, will meet at the of
fice of the district in Hermiston, Ore
gon, on the first Tuesday In October,
1925, at 8 o'clock, p. m for the pur
pose of reviewing and correcting Its
assessments and apportionmet.t of
taxes to be levied In said district for
the year 1925.
J. W. MESSNKR. Secretary.
Dated this first day of Beptember,