4 1 During The Year 1924, Patronize The Merchants Of lone. Mail Order Houses Do Not Help You When In Distress VOLUME XII IONE, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1924 NUMBER 31 T) Bank of lone CAPITAL and SURPLUS $35,000.00 State, County and City Depository 4 Per Cent On Time and Savings Deposits Safe Deposit Boxes IONE, OREGON iiiimmmiiniimniMitttmiitim New Cash Prices In order to close out some lines, I offer - - $50 Duplex Howard Heaters at $40 $40 Duplex Howard Heaters at $34 New Cash Prices In order to close out some lines I offer $50 Duplex Howard wood or coal heaters at $40 $40 Duplex Howard wood or coal heaters at $34 $42 Regular Howard coal heaters at - - $37 $35 Regular Howard coal heaters at - $29 Our annual inventorie has been taken and many odd ends have shown up and those will be put onto a cash bar gain counter, and first come gets the choice bargains. w As soon as time permits, all stock will be repriced and cash customers will not be paying for losses caused by unpaid credit accounts. . BERT MASON IONE :-: OREGON MMIMMMMMMHUMMMMMMMIMIIIMMHIMMI School Meeting Proven Illegal State Superintendent Upholds In dependent Editor as to Law. . The following letter is self ex planatory and proves that the editor of this paper was right in his contention of an illegal school meeting held here Dec. 27, 1923: " Salem, Or.. Jan. 3. 1924. P. P. Hassler, Editor. My Dear Sir: Repjving to yours of recent date, will say that section 254 of the 1923 edition of the Oregon School Laws reads in partus fol lows: "The estimates required by this act, together with a notice of the time and place of which such esti mates msy be discussed with the levying board shall be published at least twice prior to the time appointed for such proposed meeting." Section 238, and section 227 and 228, aho govern the matter of posting a publishing the notices. The Attomev-General has ruled that "the estimates required by this act" means the call for the meeting including the budget that is made out by the budget com mittee, and also the original esti mate sheets. . Yours very truly, J. A. Churchill, Supt. Public Instruction. That the County Superintend ent and the lone school hoard made a "bust," is very evident from the above. We cautioned several members of the Board at the time, but they deemed our advice inexact. It wasn't smart ness on their part, but lack of in timate knowledge of the law, and we pity them. It is quite probable now that nothing can be done to rectify the blunder, and it may cost the district money in the transaction. The taxpayers of district No. 35, need not pay their school as sessrnent tax unless they desire to do so, as under the law there was no school meeting, thus re fuse to pay the tax. It is up to the taxpayer now. It is aso up to the school board to hold a legal meeting if it can be so arranged. A friend at our elbow asks that if the taxpayers refuse to psiy their school assessment, will not the members of the school board be liable individually, to met any deficit that arises from their illegal action? We don't know, but the law states a penalty in some manner. Rev. J. C. Austin has left the po.siiion of Financial Secretary of Linlield College to become serre tary of the department of Stew arship and Titingof the Michigan Baptist convention. Rev. Austin is well known in lone. To Drill For Oil Or Water Ike Howard who owns a 12 acre tract east of town is figuring with outside parties, on putting down a well not less than 2,500 feet, in search of artesian water or oil. About all that is holding op the deal is Mr. Howard's fail ure in obtaining a franchise from the city - council, and as soon as that is complete and a few minor details out of the way, they may get together on the deal. Watch for "Bearded" Stranger The Condon Globe-Times says! that J. Amprose Hepwing, the! "bearded stranger" who bilked Andy Gump out of $500,000, is headed towards Condon in dis- j guise. Uncle Bim has posted a large reward for Hewing s ap prehension, and it is possible he may try to sneak thru lone dur ing these nights without street lights, so we advise our city marshal to buckle on his armor and keep his peeper's open for this notorious crook. Union Pacific Does Fine Act The Union Pacific Ry. Co., done a fine charitable act to a widow in the state of Washington the other day that speaks well of its oflicials. A widow whose hus liind had died leaving a tew pay ments yet to be made, on a tract ot land, was unable to make further payments to the railroad i I'ompany, ana when the situation was brought to the attention of . the company officials, they im-j mediately gave the widow title to the land without further pay ments. Yet you will find some who cuss the ruilroa-i officials. Union Services at Christian Church A pet together meeting was held at the enristian church last Sunday afternoon, when quite a represenative of the different churches of Ion--, w ith the pas tors of each met in discussion as to ways and menus of currying on the work for the coming year. Rev. Head, Cason Johnson and Brown, gave very interesting and instructive talks on the funda mentals of the Bible. Evi ning services were held at the Baptist churce, Rev. Johnson delivering the address from the much dis cussed and made Hurt of topic, "Jonah and the Whale," which was ably handled. The Harris Combine You can cut your harvest expens es if you use a HARRIS. It will save the grain For particulars inquire of KARL L., BEACH Lexington t-i --Oregon jut YOUR DOLLAR will buy more from my 1) illar Counter than any place you can invest in. Take a look at the goods and com pare prices with any list you please. Yon have been asking fol low prices and they are here. Bert Mason. Radio on the Farm KEEPS YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD' Concerts, lectures, news bulletins, market reports You should know the price of wheat, sheep and cattle In Chicago and Portland every day. Only the latest makes handled: GREBE ACE MURAD CROSLEY AIRPHONE InJoor or Outdoor Aerial Dry Batteries Prices from $10.00 up Ask when our demonstration will be in your vicinity Reduced for this week ELECTRIC TOASTERS . . . $4.35 BOUDOIR LAMPS $4.25 MAURICE A. FRYE Everything Electrical - Phone 472 HEPPNER, ORE. REPORT OF THE CONDITION OK THE BANK OF IONE Charter No. 144. Reserve District No. 12. At lone, i.i the State of Oregon at the close of business December 31st, 1923. RESOURCES 1. I,oiiiih mill ilMcomiU, luelihllntf r-.-ilhtvoiiiilH Hliown In It unil a 1, it any .... 2. Overdnilin -c.iiivil unit iiiimhmiiviI . . , 3.1'. IS. government MecurltleH owned, Including tlione bIiowii in Ileum ao mid :).'. II any ..... . 4. Other tmielH, warrant mnl -urltleH, IiicIikIIiu foreign Itovenini'Mir, Mtiitc, municipal, eoiioraii-m, eic, nn-iienim tliiwe hIihwii In Iti'inx :l I mnl -t.'i, II any , . H. Stock". HceiirillcM, cIiiIiiih, IIi-iin, JiiilKiueiitH. etc. tl. It.iiikliiK linn-. f.!.0.ni.:iil; luniiliir- mnl lixturct, $ : . 1 7 J l 7. Heal cKtiitc owned iiiln r tlimi luiiikinu Imiiw tl. lulu I'uhIi on IiiiiiiI in vault anl lile from lunik. Icitilrcr mnl triit coinimnii-H ili-Hlguiitcd mnl iipjiruvcil reai-rv.- iiircntH ol tliiM limik ... II. n kM on Iuuikm oiiUMe city or lownof report liinlimik "ml ot her ciikIi ileliiK , . .... Tolnl ciinli mnl ilnc from imnkft, Ileum H, II, 10 , II j:t,nij.lH Total ... X 1 I J f n m Vm Where the Sun Shines Most of the Time nml the very air seems to dispel worry mid tone tip the nerves. ()ne enn pick oranges, climb moun tains, ilimcu at fine lintels, bathe in the ocean, visit old missions and play golf all in one day, if desired; or every day for months and each day goincthilie; new. 4000 Miles of Paved Highways The most wonderful system of hotels, npartineiit houses, cottages, hiinealows mid suites for the accom modation of tourists in all the world, and costs reasonable. !teirueiitiitlvcii of th UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM wilt fcl'itllv ftirhkh lllimlrnlrd booklet giving Knmiiii of li' WHt. lit thi-m tull nil about J. W. II OWI, Agent lone, Oregon McMurray, Ceil. I'au. Auint, Portland, Or. THE ',s:l.T!i:..-r, , ;i,i7.iu I lo.iioii.fin ! 4.vi.r. fl.ni i.'.'tt ; li..Mi Ml ja.ti' ni ; :il4.:i $j:;,st."i.ris . New Pastime IS NOW Open For Business New Tables New Equipment 'UU.T; LIABILITIES I1. t'npititl Htock palil In .OiKi.fm 17. Surlie(iiiiil lii.mM mi is. tnl l.'inlivlileil prolltn .... - - I,.Vi.iU Dkm ami Iii.i'iwith. other tlinn luniks. Miilijci t to reserve: '1 llnliv l.luill ili-noxltN Hiibj.'ct 1 1 1 .'li- .-k . Ini'lil'liHK ilriiixIlN line the Stall' ol I iri-Kon, eiiiinly, -llh i4 or ol licr piililu- fuinU . Pill, U. Iiemmiil cerliliciiteH ol tli'ii.H, oiilxtmiiliiiar - - - ; Total lieiiimiil ilcpiiHiu. oilier Ihmi lunik ilciollH, Hiilijei t to rHMTVe, lleiiiH '.':!, !il, it"i. .'! $l'i'.l.7iW :i:t TlMi: AMI SAVIMiH IICI OHI IK, Bllllject o rewr ve n ml pllj ll- lile on ilciniiml or miliH t to notice: Time Ci'fllllc lien ot llellllt OIllHtllll'lInu .... li.Ollll Total of time mnl mivlnuH il 'p'inllH pnyiilile on il.-rno ml or nilijei t to nutlce, liem 'Si mnl N, ;7.iH.II :HI. Notcit mnl liilU nMllHcomit"il li -1 I i vc IhhiiIh or other Me. curlilcM until iimler reiinrchai injri-eiiiciit.it with cml iiniciit liiiliilltlcM 1.1,2 '7 -VI Tot ill ., iVl"...V I will carry a complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries You should all attend the bit? basket ball srame here this Friday night between Lexington high vi lone high. It's to be a hard fought game. Two sheep herders were fined $500 and costs each, in federal court at Portland last Saturday, for driving infectel sheep thru the Fremont national forest. n I B M i m hi 4 Si I i . HMffH 1 TTfTll Call and sec me kixton McMurrey, Prop. IiiiiI., ilo Holcinnly I ol niy knowiil:;e State ol Oregon. Couniy ol Morrow, hm. I, I' It. i i i . -I . i-u-.li I.T ot (ii - nil iv" n i n -1 wear that tic iili ive Hiuti-iii--iit i true to the In anil ln-lii-1. , I'. It. (JiiiiwI. eiiKliler. Sli rlli i niel wworn ti before m thin "111 iluv ol.l.i'iiiury. I'Ul, Kiirle It. M. Wright, Nolnry i 'tl : Hi-. CDKKKIT Atttut: My coiiiiiiIIoii explri-n 7-J.', I .'7- K. I I'udlxrjf, M. H. Mvru'iii, c. U. liuiu-l, Oirectom. I'refering the eh' Try comforts' Harrv Lindsey who won a suit of the home to tint of the chilly! for $20,000 wainst an old man atmosphere of I lie council chum- and his son for the affections of l,er, Mayor Mason did not respond ': his dear wife at Condon some I to th nleaiiinir tones of the lire! time ami, is here visiting his bell Monday night lhe council mother north of town. is to meet again Friday night I deliberate over bills, etc. to I Mrs. E. R. Lundell ha been sick the past week with lagrippa.