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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 41.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 1925.
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
100 Per Cent Attendance
Present at Pendleton
For Two Days.
Mr. Walker, Superintendent, Praise
' Loyalty of School Force;
Resolution Adopted. .
Th two-day annual institute of
Morrow and Umatilla counties was
held in the high school at Pendleton
last Monday and Tuesday. There
wer 360 teachers present, showing a
full attendance from the districts of
both counties, with the exception of
a few teachers who were 111 and oth
ers from joint districts who erident
ly were attending Institute in a near
In planning the Joint Institute, su
perintendents Walker and Yeagor
had secured the best speakoia and in
structors available in the state to
appear before their teachers; and al
though they were rather pressed for
time by having only two days, they
feel highly gratifled with the success
of their efforts to make the insti
The O. S. T. A. committees from
both counties report that they will
have the usual 100 membership this
year, a fact which shows the true
professional spirit of the teachers in
the two counties.
At the close of the last general
session on Tuesday afternoon, the
following resolutions offered by the
joint resolutions committee were
1. Be is resolved that we, the teach
ers of Morrow and Umatilla counties,
being in institute assembled, do here
by express our thanks to the citizens
and the board of education of the
city of Pendleton for the manifold
courtesies shown us while in attend
ance at this meeting. We also de
sire especially to express our thanks
to th following: County School Su
perintendents Mrs. Helen M. Walker
and Mr. J. A. Yeager for arranging
this joint institute and for their ef
forts on our behalf; the various
speakers for the messagea and in
spiration they have brought to us;
th press and th basinets men of
Pendleton for the hearty cooperation
they have extended to us.
2. Feeling that the concensus of
opinion among the teachers of the
two counties is that the work of the
bureau of Publio Health should be
stressed, we express ourselves in fa
vor of greater attention to this im
portant phase of our life in the pub
8. Realizing the great work the
Oregon State Teachers' Association
has done for the teachera of the state
we wish to go on record as favoring
a one hundred per cent membership
in that organization by the teachers
of both counties; and inasmuch as
affiliation with some professional or
ganisation marks the progressive
teacher, we also wish to announce
ourselves in favor of membership on
the part of all teachers in the Nation
al Educational Association.
4. Feeling that the welfare of the
country would be benefitted by the
educational bill now pending in Con
gress we recommend that this bill be
given the hearty and unanimous sup
port of all teachers, and that the con
gressmen from the various sections of
the state be acquainted with the sen
timent of the teachera in this respect.
5. We desire to call the attention
of all educators as well as all teach
ers in the stste to the fact thst no
normal schools exist east of the Cas
cades; we feel that the educational
needs of the state could be better
served by means of another normal
school, and recommend that, as soon
as funds are available, a normal
school bs erected in the eastern part
of the state.
6. Inasmuch as the Morrow county
teachers have made the trip to Pen
dleton this year, simple justice would
indicate that next year a joint instl
tute should be held at Hcppner, and
for this reason your committee goes
on record as favoring auch a meeting
7. Every member .of the teaching
profession not only in this institute
but in the state of Oregon as well,
has had opportunity to know of the
splendid work that Superintendent
Churchill has done for education In
th state. We, therefore, take this
opportunity, near the close of his
work, to thank him and to extend our
congratulations to him as he enters
upon his new labors.
Auxiliary Benefit Party
Was Pleasing Affair
To help provide luxuries and some
necessities for th disabled veterans
In Hospital 77 In Portland, Heppner
unit, American Legion auxiliary, last
night conducted one of th nicest
social affairs of the season. The
party, held in Hotel Hcppner dining
room, was attended by nearly a nun
dred townspeople, and bridge and
five hundred wer the games of the
evening. Prize winners for bridge
were, ladies first, Mrs. Osmin Hager;
gentlemen first, Dr. F. K. Farrlor;
ladlos consolation, Mrs. Karl Earns
worth; gentlemen consolation, AV. E
Moore. In the five hundred Miss
Doris McMurdo and Albert Adklns
won first and Miss Charlotte Brown
and Harvey llnuman received the con
Following th piny appropriate re
freihments of pumpkin pie and coffee
As a result of the party the Iocs
auxiliary will have a nice fund to
send to th state department for
-the purpose of disabled veteran re
MORROW BOY LIVES
UP TO PREDICTIONS
FEW ye are ago Lexington
high school football team had
dashing back, who was the terror
or neppi.ei' ana
i -4sx learns. 11 was
I then predicted
mi m tnt Dallas
f, W Ward ever went
S. t c11bT
w jmm $ would make a
sr 'j( name for hlm-
iNrt ,eif- Tht p"-
4lL ? -"V-s diction has
UZZ3ZmuM Dallas is play-
UALLAS WARD ing end for the
ft (th ting Beavers from Oregon Ag
ricultural college. In fact this is
his second year in that berth. But
not until the Stanford game last
Saturday had Dallas been much
heard from. Now, since tearing
off a 65-yard run after receiving a
forward pass in the Stanford game
his name ia on the lips of all Pa
cific coast fandom.
Watch th is former Morrow
county boy gol
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
J. L. Carter of Portland arrived in
Heppner on Wednesday evening and
is having a visit with his brother-in-
law, Joseph Rector, today. Mr. Car
ter is an old-time schoolmaster of uhe
eastern Oregon and eastern Washing
ton section. When the editor of this
paper was a very small kid, Mr. Car
ter had charge of the public school
at Waitsburg, and he quite well re
members what an onery, freckled-
faced youngster we were. This is our
first meeting in more than 50 years,
and we certainly enjoyed the short
visit had as it was somewhat like
reading a page from ancient history.
Mr. Carter was superintendent of
Union county in former years and
has a daughter living at La Grande,
whom he will visit on this trip.
Sixteen shooters gathered at the
Buschke place on Rhea creek last
Thursday afternoon and contended
for the fine young beef that was put
up as the prize. Chas. La to u re 1 1 won
first choice, taking a quarter, and
Adam Knoblock got the hide and
tallow. Some fine records at shoot
ing were made, rifles being used at
blind targets. Latourell just cut the
edge of the center of the cross on his
board under the card.
Dr. A. H. Johnston returned Wed
nesday evening from a short visit
to Portland, being accompanied to
the city on Tuesday by Mrs. C. E.
Woodson. Stopping off at The Dalles,
Dr. Johnston visited his patients at
the hospital there, and reports that
both Mrs. D. M. Ward and Mrs. Dean
Goodman are getting along well, mak-
ng rapid improvement
Mrs. L. B. Devine is arranging to
leave Heppner on Saturday, her des
tination being Los Angeles, where
she expects to remain for the winter
at least, and should she like it there,
will make her home permanently in
the southern city. Mrs. Devine ex
pects to visit at Seattle and Port
land for a short time before leaving
for the south.
Gay M. Anderson and fsmily re
turned Tuesday from a visit with
relatives at Portland and Vancouver,
Wash. Mr. Anderson went down in
time to take in the big football game
at Portland on Saturday, and he
pronounces the Oregon-California
scrap an exhibition of football play
ing welt worth traveling miles to
Mr. and Mm. Juke Bortrer of Hood
River have been guests during the
past week at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Tash in this city.
E. S. Duran and E. Nordyke were
prominent Lexington residents in
Heppner on Friday.
U V t. r..A I. .nanlinn a, ,Ar1
time in Portland this week, enjoying
VIBll WIVI1 IIIVIIUB,
Mr. and Mrs. George Krebs were
Cecil residents in Hcppner yesterday.
Students Get Grades;
Juniors Make Candy
Report cards were given to all stu
dents in the school this week. Mr
Smith. Marvin Gemmell and John
Turner gave out cards to the high
school students Wednesday noon as
they passed out to lunch.
On acocunt of the games and the
institute there will be only one night
of football practice this week. This
will come on Thursday.
The football boys left for Bend
last Friday morning at 7:30. There
were four cars in the group. A few
rooters, mostly girls, gave the team
a send-off which made up In volume
for what it lacked in numbers. Ethel
Moore led the yells.
Duck Lee, student manager, has
received some paper megaphones
which he will give out to rootera in
time for the next game here.
The Junior class had a candy-making
party at the home of Joy Erwin
last Thursday. Contrary to cuatom
none of the candy was stolen and
there was a largo amount for the sale
the next day.
The Sophomore and Junior English
classes have received oopies of the
Classics which they are to study. ThtJ
Sophomores will read Coleridge's
"Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner," and
the Juniors Shakespeare's "Julius
Strayed away from Pendleton Sheep
Co.'a Pint City ranch, 2 bay mare
mules, branded B on left shoulder.
Liberal reward, Notify H. L. Pear
son or Tom Boylen, Jr,
Lumberjacks Barely Win With
6-7 Score; Aiken Made Long
Run for Heppner's Points.
After journeying over 200 miles to
the far off city of Bend the day be
fore, the Heppner high school foot
ball team played the high school of
that city to the close score of 6-7
last Saturday, Bend winning by a
converted kick for goal. The Hcrfp
ner boys made the trip by automo
bile, returning home Sunday.
According to reports which the
boys brought home, Bend was greatly
surprised at the strength of their op
ponents, and believed themselves for
tunate to get the long end of the
score. An O. A. C. scout who saw
the game Is credited with the state
ment that the Heppner team had the
most perfect interference he had wit
nessed in a high school team this
Paul Aiken made Heppner's lone
touchdown, racing 65 yards to the
goal line after recovering a fumbled
ball. Many times the locals marched
within scoring distance of their op
ponent's goal, only to lose the ball on
a fumble or intercepted pass,- it is
stated. Jim Stout, local half back,
is reported to have torn great holes
in the Bend line almost every time
he took the ball. Two of the locals,
Earl Merritt and Leonard Schwarz,
were injured, Earl being forced out
of the game for this reason. Although
Leonard finished the game, it is said
he suffered quite serious after ef
fects. Heppner's boys believe they should
have won the game, but have nothing
but praise to offer for the way they
were treated at the hands of the
Bend school. No return game has
been scheduled, but the locals would
like to bring the Bend team here to
get another try at them.
Officers Take Still;
Man Is Fined $400
Sheriff McDuffee and W. F. Hos
kias, assisted by several other state
prohibition officers, located a still
near the ranch of Frank McCabe in
McDonald canyon this week, and on
Wednesday afternoon the equipment
for . manufacturing moonshine was
brought to Heppner, Mr. McCabe be
ing also in charge of the officers.
Upon being brought before Justice
Cornett, McCabe admitted he had
been making some moonshine. He
was confronted with a charge of hav
ing taken off a run of liquor just
prior to the Heppner Rodeo, but he
would not admit the ownership of
the still csptured by the officers. Up
on the plea he made, Justice Cornett
assessed a fine of $400 and McCabe
was released, the officers deciding not
to push the other charges against him
providing he desisted from further
violation of the Volstead act.
H. S. Conference Is
Set For Dec. 4 and 5
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oct.
27. Dates for the annual conference
of Oregon high school editors, stu
dent body presidents and secretaries,
when hundreds of tudenU from all
parts of the state meet here to dis
cuss their problems, have been an
nounced for December 4 and 5.
Carl Dahl of Portland has been ap
pointed general chairman of the sixth
annual meeting by Walter Malcolm,
siuaeni ooay presiuenv. ,
Although the program has not been
announced, the general meeting of
th. three group, will be held, at
which time Dean H. D. Sheldon will
represent the University faculty an I J
Malcolm the students in speeches ot
welcome. Then tha groups will ad
journ to separate meetings to con
sider their individual questions.
Round table discussions between
students and faculty will feature the
editors' conference. Such questions
editing high school newspspers
and annuals, methods of financing
publications, advertising problems,
and writing news will be discussed.
Experts will give advice on how to
Organisation methods, debating and
athletics, will be outstanding topits
for consideration by the Associstion
of High School Student Body Officers.
Tha program also includes a banquet,
style show, a musical and teas.
Rhea Luper Is Named
To Attend Conference
Salem, Oct, 28. Rhea Luper, state
engineer, has been delegated by Gov
ernor Pierce to attend a conference
in Washington, D. C December 11
and 12, called by Ellwood Meade, com
missioner of tha reclamation service.
Reclamation policies, particularly
with reference to western and south
em states, will be discussed, and the
problem of settlement will be con
sidered at length.
The government has had a policy
of withholding money for develop
ment until soma arrangements of
state aid in settlement has been made,
but dissatisfaction of the states with
this policy has led to the calling of
the conference. Correspondence be
tween Governor Pierca and Dr. Meade
rotative to the Warm Springs proj
act near Vale, In which Meade want
ed a guaranteo of atata aid In set
tlement, which waa not definitely
promised by Pierce, waa instrumental
in tha calling of tha conference
For Sale 100 sacks forty fold send
wheat; also 3 Lincoln bucks. Alex
Green, at ranch, Eight Mile,
FOR A CALM AND PEACEFUL OCT. 31st
Department of Markets Has Great
Power; Standards and Labels
Established by Department.
By STATE MARKET AGENT.
Wisconsin has th roost comprehen
sive standardizing and labelling; law
of all states, under which the Depart
ment of Markets has the power to
establish standards and labels for
ANY food or farm product, and it ap
plies to all products PACKED in the
state. Further, the Department is
given a power unparalleled in the
legislation of any state, the power to
prohibit unfair methods of competi
tion in business and to prescribe just
methods. In this way it has more
power than the federal trade commis
sion. Under these laws the state pro
duces and markets 70 per cent of the
cheese of the whole United States;
it has shipped 9,000,000 bushels of
potatoes outside the state; it has
produced and marketed 60 per cent
of the peas of the whole country all
under strict grades and labelling. No
state in tha Union has such a general
standardization act, and in the sev
eral court cases the Department has
not lost a case. Wisconsin producers
not only go as far as private corpor
ations, but lead them. They organize
for farmer profits.
Loose Wheat Guessing.
Government estimates placed the
wheat crop of western Canada at 875,-
000,000 bushels. Now comes the North
western Grain Dealers Association
with an estimate of 25,000,000 bush
els more an enormous difference.
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84.265,000 bushel .. wh.le , last
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gon 19,382,000, Idaho 27,976,000 bush
els. Big Spud Yield In Oregon
Oregon's potato yield this year is
reported 83 per cent of normal, with
an increase of 1,188,000 bushels over
last year, while in the United States
this year's production is estimated at
over 100,000,000 bushels below 1924
The big decrease is in the far east
and the middle west and may not
have much effect on the coast.
Are Farmers Prospering?
Big and little newspapers of the
country are in unison proclaiming
that prosperity is returning to agri
culture and that farmers are now in
the position they were before the war.
State Market Agent Spencc says that
under the present economic system
he does not see how it is possible
for general prosperous agricultural
conditions except for a very small
proportion, and that the instances)
they cite are special producers, picked :
here and there isolated instances of
the few who have made money, "High
overhead expenses and low returns
are what hold the farmers down'
says the Market Agent, "and both of
these conditions are beyond his con
trol. There are profits made on Hour
ly all farm products, many of them,
but they are nearly all made after
they leave the farmers' hands they
are made by the middle-handling in
terests who fix the prices to both the
farmer and consumer. The average
farmer today is in about the same
position of the small manufacturer,
who mnnot compete with the big cor
porations, and who has to sell his
goods at cost or abandon the plant.
COMPLETE9 UNIVERSITY COURSE
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oct.
27. One Hcppner student. Miss Eliza
beth Phelps, has completed a cor
respondence study course in the uni
versity. Miss Phelps studied Teach
ing Principles, That the people of
Oregon are making increasingly good
use of the correspondence courses Is
indicated by the fact that comple
tions of courses thus far in 1925 show
a gain of approximately 40 por cent
over last year.
Wheat Nurseries Are
Planted in This County
On October 21 and 22 winter grain
nurseries were planted by the County
Agent and 8. B. Bayles, in charge of
nursery work at the Moro Station.
These nurseries were put in on the
Harry Schriever place northeast of
Lexington and on the Lawrence Red
ding place at Eight Mile. The same
varieties were planted at each place
except that fifty special head selec
tions of fortyfold were put in in the
Eitfiu Mile nursery. In addition to
these, next Spring, twenty-three
spring wheats, four spring oats, two
spring flax and seven varieties of
spring barley will be planted.
The following is a list of winter
wheats planted at each place: Turkey
x Bearded Minnesota No. 48; Turkey,
Selection 889-5; Argentine (Turkey
Red); Turkey, Selection 1571C, pur
ple straw; Ridit; two selections of
Turkey r Florence; Kharkov; Hybrid
128 x White Odessa; four selections
of Hybrid 128 x White Odessa; three
selections of white-kerneled Turkey
wheat; Eanred; Blackhull; New Turk
(beardless Turkey); Kan red x Mar
quis; Triplet; Triplet Brown Chaff
Selection; Fortyfold. Bluestem, Fed
eration, Early Acadia x Hard Feder
ation; Fortyfold x Federation; Forty
Jenkins Club; Little Club; Hybrid
63; Hybrid 143; Hybrid 128, and four
selections of Fortyfold x Hybrid 128.
A large number of the above wheats
are new wheats, very resistant to
smut, some of them having shown ex
ceptional promise during the past two
years. The following winter barleys
were planted in each nursery: White
Club, Alaska, two selections of Ten
nessee Winter, Pidor, Han River, and
two selections of Wisconsin Winter.
One of the selections of Wisconsin
Winter was obtained from the Ex
periment Station at Pullman, Wash
ington, the oth'er coming from the
Department of Agriculture Experi
ment Station at Arlington, Virginia.
GRANGE MEETS AT 1RRIGON.
Umatilla District Pomona Grange No.
26 met at Irrigon October 17. Sub
ordinate granges from Milton, Free-
water, Stanfield, Umatilla, Boardman,
Irrigon and Rhea Creek were repre
sented at the meeting. At the after
noon session Governor Walter M.
Pierce addressed the meeting on tax
ation. Governor Pierce urged farm
ers to keep their organisations to
gether. He also discussed taxation
matters, strongly advocating the state
Income tax. A. R. Shumway, repre
sentative in the legislature from
Umatilla and Morrow counties, and
C. J. Hurd, extension marketing spec
ialist from the Oregon Agricultural
College, spoke briefly on general farm
conditions. Seventeen candidates
were initiated into Pomona grange at
the evening Besslon. Dinner and sup
per were served by Irrigon grange.
HALLOWE'EN PARTY AT CHl'RCH.
A Hallowe'en party will be given
on tomorrow, Friday evening, at the
parlors of the Christian church, fori
the members and friends of the
church. The ladies are making prep
arations for a good time and expect
to mnke this a general got-topether
meeting of the church. Members are
requested to bring sufficient pump
kin pie for themselves, family and
one other person.
VEUY UliGE ECG DISPLAYED.
Win, Huylor has on display in hia
window a very large epg. He picked
this up while in the country on Sun
day, It is from the farm of J. E.
Copenhaver of Sand Hollow, waa laid
by a S. C. whita tninorca and mea
sures around the middle 6 and 7-8
inches and around from end to end,
8 5-8 hiches. Can you beat it?
BAZAAK DATE 19 SET.
The Willing Workers ot the Chris
tian church are preparing to hold
their annual basaar and salo of use
ful articles of sewtins; and fancy
work, and the date set Is Saturdny
December (th, at th, church parlors.
By A. B. CHAPIN
Lexington Takes Athena
In Hand Next Sunday
On last Sunday at Arlington the
Lexington town team defeated the
team of the Arlington Athletic club
in a good game of football by a score
of three to nothing. There were
some spectators present from Athena
at this game, and after some consul
tation they decided that a game was
wanted by their team with Lexing
ton. This game is arranged to take place
on th Lexington field next Sunday
afternoon. The Lexington team is a
pretty strong aggregation, made up
largely of the boys who formerly be
longed to the high school team, and
it is understood the average weight
of the line-up is around 170 pounds.
If Athena has anything like as strong
a showing, the game on Sunday should
be a good one.
Good frame building, 20 x 60 for
rent; suitable for workshop or stor
age. Inquire Gonty Shoe Store.
Made in Italy and Algiers in the actual settings of
F. MARION CRAWFORD'S Famous Novel
You'll laugh, weep and stand up and cheer over Lil
lian Gish in this immortal love story of love that was
tried in the fires of passion.
The' volcano Vesuvius in actual eruption, belching
tons of lava over the Italian countryside
The bursting of a great reservoir, burying a whole
town under an avalanche of water
A fight on the desert with hundreds of real Algerian
tribesmen and camel riders
And the greatest star of the screen in her supreme
Spectacle, Thrills, Action, Drama,
Show starts at 7 :30.
SUNDAY and MONDAY, NOV. 1 & 2
Corn, Mill Feed, Egg I
a Ask tor lJ
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
A GYPSY MAD; "
SHE'LL TELL ALL
But First Be Sure You Want to
Know the Actual Truth, for
the Truth May Hurt.
"First, you must cross my palm
with silver," the gypy directed. Bax
ter dropped some coins into the wo
man's hand. Silence pervaded the
dismal room. Every eye was on the
face of the fortune-teller as she be
"I see a wonderful child, sturdy and
strong. I can see this son of yours,
MiBter, as a leader of men. Great
honor is in store for him, and great
wealth. I see him in uniform at the
head of many armed men."
"That will please his mother," Bax
ter said, sniffling.
"I see him," continued the gypsy,
"as he is n earing thirty. Rich, re
spected, admired. He will have many
affairs of the heart. I see two dark
women, and one two yes, , three
"That would seem to show that he's
going to be a party good-looking sort
of a feller, wouldn't it," said Baxter,
"He will grow up to be the image of
his father, Mister."
The gypsy leaned back in her chair,
spreriing her hands in a gesture of
"I see no more," she announced.
"Is that all?" Baxter sniffed. "Well,
then, I guess you took us all in purty
Outraged at the insinuation, the
gypsy turned on him.
"You scoff at me! For that you
shall have the truth. All I have told
you will come true. But I did not tell
you of the end I saw for him. He
will swing from the end of a rope for
a crime he did not commit." She was
now speaking in a shrill voice; her
hearers sat open-mouthed, as if unuer
a spell that could not be shaken off.
"It is all as plain as day. He will
never reach the age of thirty. That
is the end. I tell the truth. You
forced me to do so. I go."
Oliver October was tha boy's name.
"Oliver October" is the title of the
absorbing story in which the forego
ing prophecy plays so great a part
Begin it in the next issue of the
Heppner Gazette Times. It's a George
Barr McCutcheon success.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
President Coolidge says our great
est national need is religion, and a
force of five hundred New York busi
ness men are waging a church adver
tising campaign through the Brookv
lyn Eagle urging the pjiblic to attend
church as a means of checking the
present crime wave. These things
emphasize the scriptural call to the
house of God.
The Heppner Church of Christ in
vites the public to its services on
each Lord's Day. Gospel themes are
considered as related to modern life.
Come with us and we will do thee
good. Pleasant auditorium, cordial
greeting. ALBYN ESSON, Minister.
Children 20c, Adults 40c.
Mash and Baled Hay
Flour vou'll like it.
By Arthur Brisbane
Greatest of All Wealth.
America's Garden Spot.
Alfalfa and Freedom.
Killers For Hire Scarce.
Our crops are worth billiona every
year. That's encouraging. In our
mines and oil wells are hundreds of
billions stored away, and that's en
couraging. The unused Water power of this na
tion is worth tens of billions, and
other tens of billions for irrigation
afterward. That's encouraging,, and
also the fact that in the atmosphere '
above there are endless billions
worth of nitrogen, which ear. be
brought down by electrical power.
But there is a greater wealth, and
its figures more important.
One single city, New York, has for
the first time in its history MORE
THAN ONE MILLION CHILDREN
ENROLLED IN ITS PUBLIC SCHOOL
That is REAL wealth of today, and
the real power of the future.
Take away these children, and this
country, with all its mines, water
power and fertile soil, would amount
to as little as it did when a few In
dians possessed it and spent their
time murdering each other.
At the Genesee, N. Y.t fair Lieutenant-Governor
Lowtnan arranged to
ride one mile on the back of a five
The farmers doubtless laughed, as
they saw 150 pounds of human being
carried by 10,000 pounds of elephant.
A 10,000-pound elephant will carry
on its head one mahout, to guide
the big beast, and in the howdah on
its back an English gentleman eager
to kill a tiger without giving that
tiger a chance to kill him.
Consider the gap between Kublai
Khan and automobile manufacturers
who give you for a few dollars a lit
tle machine that will carry seven peo
ple forty miles an hour, carrying
more than its own weight in freight.
If our progress in THINKING had
equalled our progress in transporta
tion, we should be better off than we
Riding over the desert lands, des
tined to be the world's most beauti
ful garden, from Colorado to Arizona,
you could not resist buying land, hop
ing to live there some day, at the end
of your mighty dollar hunt in the
Nothing grows until you irrigate.
And when you irrigate EVERYTHING
Do you put fertilizer or lime on
Mojave Desert alfalfa? Not an ounce
of either. Alfalfa roots go down
eighteen feet through soil washed
down from mountains made up of
lime, minerals and centuries of grow
ing and decaying bunch grass, grease
wood and sagebrush. You can cut
your alfalfa seven times a year for
fifteen or twenty years; then plant
it again, irrigate it, and Nature does
The soil also produces democracy.
Any man with a hundred million dol
lars who thinks he. is better than
some 'other Americans should go
there. He would gather valuable in
formation. Going through that country every
brown golden hill in the distance
more beautiful than any palace or
castle, under a magnificent blue sky
as big as the country, you care noth
ing .for news that comes out of hu
man swarms in the East.
Your only hope is that the Govern
ment will know enough to provide thj
flying machines necessary' to take peo
ple to that land and to protect it.
John Hulburt, official executioner
at Sing Sing prison, quits his job af
ter killing 140 in the electric chair.
For this he has been paid $2l,P00
$150 for each kiHng.
Will the retiring executioner ever
meet, on the other shore, the 140 that
he sent on ahead? If so, wh. t will
they say to each other Thank him,
It is difficult to find another execu
tioner, because he must be a trained
electrician, willing to kill for a liv
ing. It should be nrt diru't out
IMPOSSIBLE to find such a man in a
DIES AT CANYON CITY.
From the lust issue of the Blue
Mountain Eagle at Canyon City we
have the information that Enoch Cave
died on Sunday. October 1. ant! wan
buried on Tuesday following. Serv
ices were conducted by Rov. Cower.
Deceased was born in Polk county
on February 29, 15L He wns d res
ident of the Wtlliamette v!ly until
about 1H80 when he moved to Hepp
ner. He was married to EKzaV,,h Mc
Ferrin of Heppner on September 1!',
1890, at Salem, Oregon. They mal
their home at Heppner ur tit hr
death on May L', IU1H. Four yean
later he removed to Grant county
where ho made Ms home with Mr.
and Mrs. Jchn Ridjfeway of PrairU
City. He waa 7.1 years of njre ar-d U
survived by three brothers, 1'hill,
John and Douglass Cava of Hopewell,
AI X1MAKV TO MEET,
The Hi'i'pi;- r I'nit, American !
Ifiun Auxiliary will hnll ite firnt
regular me1 tin it m November at
lU'thrl chap'' I Muiwlny cvri'HK, Nov.
2. Hostesses for the pvmr will b't
Mrs. Alva Jonen and M ri. Waiter