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Wheat Growers Should Attend The Big Meeting At Lexington on Saturday, Feb. 9th,
IONE, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1924
Bank of lone
CAPITAL and SURPLUS
State, County and
4 Per Cent
On Time and Savings Deposits
Safe Deposit Boxes
IONE, OREGON ' 1
Arc You Ready
for Plowing Season
Plow Shares or Land
Plow Bolts and devices.
Your Harness Repaired.
MAY Collars Pads Bridles.
Curry Combs, Brushes.
Leather and Rivets.
See my special Mule col
lars before buying.
Remember you get a cash discount
of 10 percent on above items. Why
buy on credit and pay more?
IONE :: OREGON
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
InJoor or Outdoor Aerial Dry Batteries
Prices from $10.00 up
Ask when our demonstration will be b your vicinity
Reduced for this week .
ELECTRIC TOASTERS . . . $4.35
BOUDOIR LAMPS $4.25
MAURICE A. FRYE
Everything Electrical - Phone 472
Regarding The Adjusted
Washington, D. C Feb. 6. Sec
retary Mellon has (ailed to consider
ill liis estimates of anticipated rev
enue the-, sum of avproximately
$160, Out), 0(10 annuully accruing as
Interest on the British war debt,
twice as much as is needed to pay
the Adjusted Compensation Bill, ac
cording to John R. Uulim, National
Commander of the American Legion.
In making this declaration, Com
mander Qulnn added that. Secretary
Mellon had also failed to lake into
account the estimated savings of
$220,000,000 to $250,000,000 which
economies of national administra
tion will produce.
The statements were made at the
all-day session of Legion's National
Legislative Committee held at the
hotel Washington when plans for a
nation-wide demonstration by ex
nervlce men were laid.
The Secretary of the Treasury la
the greatest enemy of the ex-service
men In this country," Commander
Qulnn told the delegates from forty-
eight states. "Here stands a great
administrative official of the Gov
ernment persistently lobbying to de
feat a specific measure of legisla
tion a measure which the majority
of duly elected legislators repeatedly
have declared should be enacted in
to law. He has consistently altered
the estimated coat of meeting ad
justed compensation, but even his
biggest estimates can be met out of
the interest on the British war debt
and the economies effected in ad
'There Is about $16fl,000,00 a
year paid on the debt and Mellon's
latest cost estimate is $473,000,000
lor the first four years, an average
of a little less than $11!), 000, 000 a
year. It will not cost that much, as
Mellon undoubtedly knows, but
meeting him on his own ground we
have more than enough to pay the
im1 without Inflicting hardships on
any class of people, and without hin
dering tax reduction. It can be seen
that taxes can be reduced. I want
them to be reduced and so does the
Legion. And Mellon is Insulting our
intelligence when he aays that there
can be no tax reduction if the Ad
justed Compensation Bill is paid."
The vanguard of the Legion's leg
islative loicea which have been aug
mented nttily by such men as Gov
ernor James Scrugham of Nevada,
tecelved reports of the mass meet
ings wh'rh are being held In all
pans il the country. Thousands of
pamphlets detailing Mellon's "billion
dollar error," together with the true
figures on adjusted compensation
cohU wi'l be distributed in every
The committee declared Itself In
the fight, "to tha finish."
Commander Qliinn and John
Thomas Taylor conferred with Sena
tor Curtis of the Finance Committee.
Kaon Legion Committeeman paid a
visit to the senators and representa
tives from his district.
Donald Strachan, National Execu
tive Committeeman from New York,
Introduced a resolution, which de
clared that adjusted compensation
was a constitutional question, a
right and debt owing to ex-service
men under the constitution.
, The resolution follows:
Whereas; the motives of the
ex-service men of the United
States In approving the propos
al of Congress to adjust war
pay have been misconstrued,
and maligned, and Whereas,
we are aware that when prop
erty is taken by the Govern,
merit under constitutional
principles, compensation Is re
quired to be made therefor
and Whereas, it is the duty of
this American Legion to ex
press the sentiments of the ex
Now Therefore, Be It Ito-,
solved, that we consider ad
Justed compensation a consti
tution question, recognizing
the great constitutional prin
ciple that the duty to defend
the L'nlted States In time of
war rests equally upon all cltl
teni and that neither a man's
property nor his time (his
life) can be taken without ad
equate compensation as a
fulfillment of the promise of
the Declaration of Indepen
dence that all citizens are
equally en'ltled as Inalienable
'rlgbti to life, liberty and prop
erty. The Legion committeemen In ses
sion Included John It. McQuIgg
Ohio; O. E. Cain, New Hampshire
Albert Oreenlaw, Maine; Donald
Strachan, New York; Edgar B. Dun
lap, Georgia; ft. i. Laird, Iowa; J.
Danforth Hush, Delaware; Dr. E. J.
Barrett, Wisconsin; Maco Stewart,
Texaa; J. Leo Collins, Pennsylvania;
Mrs. W. B . Heals. Seattle. Mm.
Beals represents the American Le
gion Auxiliary, which has Joined the
Legion in pushing the fight to a conclusion.
Weather Report !
The weather report of It. E.
Harbinson, Observer tor Morrow
county at Morgan, for the month
of January stute the total pre
cipitation of rain was 0.61; cleat
days 7; partly eK iidy 15; cloudy
9; wind west. Total snow fall
trace inches. Total precipitation
since Sept. 1, 3.35.
Oregon The Goat
The Carnation Milk Co., is said
to be one of many concerns plan
ning to withdraw from the state
and handle its Oregon business
through branches in Washington
or California, disposing of its
plants to Botne cooperative dairy
leagues, asaresultof the passage
of the income tax law by Oregon
Owners of Industries with Cr
egon branches are planning vui y
generally either to curtail the
business done or close the branch
and wit! draw from the slate,
handling the Oregon business
from either Seattle or San Fran
cisco, where it is not subject to
taxation, using theirplants mere,
ly for warehouse purposes, serv
ing Oregon customers as inter
state commerce, which cannot be
Less than eighteen percent of
the people wanted an income tax
bad enough to go to the polls
and vote for it. A few less than
this percentage, voted against the
tax. Sixty-live percent did not
vote at all and they will pay dear
ly for their failure. Salem, Or.,
At the republican meeting held
at lieppner last week the follow
ing were appointed as delegates
to attend the state meeting of
republican clubs held in Portland
on Lincoln's birthday, Tuesday,
Feb. 12, at which time there will
be a very large gathering; Bert
Mason, lone; A. Henriksen, Cecil;
L. Woodson and W. B. Baratt.
lieppner; Dillard French, Lena,
and W. H. Ayers, Hardman.
Charles Shaver and Mrs. Mary
Mahan were quietly marrie.i at
the Shaver home on east second
street, lone, last Thursday even
ing by Kev. Brown o' the Chris
tian church. After the ceremony
a large crowd of friends assem
bled at the home and charivaried
the happy couple in the old fash
ioned way. Congratulations were
in order and all injoyed the oc
II A. IM
The wonderful Willys-Knight sleeve
valve engine gives you quiet, silky action.
Closed bodies remarkably free from
power rumbles and vibration. No noisy
cams. No choking up with carbon.
No clicking valves to grind. This en
gine improves with use I Owners report
50,000 miles without engine repair.
Touring $1175; Sedan $1795, f. o. b.
Toledo. . .
COHN AUTO CO.
Walter Heitmann and Charlie
Adams who have been sojourn
ing in California for the past
several months, returned home
last Friday evening. They left
here with an old tin car and re
turned with a new machine.
I invite comparison of my cash
prices for groceries with any adds
you may meet with. Outside
merchants do not help build your
school houses and roads.
Haylor for watch work, Hep
Better engage that lady friend
for the big Legion dance this Sat
Edw. Wetherall is in Portland
to see the auto show and to have
dental work done.
Out of respect to ex-president
Wilson, flags were at half-mast
in lone this week.
We learn that Pete Linn if to
be on the special night police
force. Look out!
Rev. Brown, Frank Engelman
and C A. Petteys were breath
ing the atmosphere of lieppner
Open For Business
New Tables - New Equipment
I will carry a complete line of
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Calljand see me
Laxton McMurrey, Prop.
EGGS for hatching, thorough
bred White Leghornt and It. I.
Keda. winter layers, at 75c for 15.
Mrs. Ward Craves, 2 miles west
City marshal Frank was doing
Portland the first of the week.
Probably getting a few pointers
as to the best way to enforce the
curfew law in lone.
W. P. Prophetof Heppner.who
owns a 40 bbl. flour mill at Hard
man, is figuring on moving the
mill to lone, and will he here in a
fow weeks to select a site.
If the wheat crop this year is
as good as last year, it is said
that Collins of Pendleton, will
erect a warehouse at Morgan.
Predatory animal hunters for
.Oregon and counties, cost $18.
; 055. Wi for the year l'J2:i. Morrow
county appropriated $3,000 of
which $1,776.56 was expended.
Fossil is to hold an election j John Cochran, our noted trap
soon to vote bonds of $25,000 for per, eaught two more beaver last
new school house. week.
The city council is figuring on
compelling the pasttime's of our
little city to close at midnight.
Why, the idea?
i u0lJ?de;.? 3 bottom, 14 1 for gevera, W(,ek.8 pa8t th
inch adjustable cast plow, for tictl pot in Morrow county
work "tick or milch cow. 'hag simmred ,ml BpuUered and
'"i"- apversl would like a countv office
Communication The charivari last Thursday , but don't exactly know how they
If you are going to play asocial) night on east 2nd street was fori would take with the voter. That
game of cards in your own home, a time thought by many to be the j
isecure a prmit from the gum ; marriage ot one or our lairscnooi
be I teachers, liutaias I
Judge Campbell of Heppner
and commissioner Lew Davidson
of lone, were in Portland the first
of the week in conference with
the state highway commission.
You must be home by 10 p. m.
A. D. MCMURDO, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Masonic Building
Trained Nurse Assistant
lieppner : Oregon
shoe committee, or you will
publically announced a gambler
and banded your passport along
with your traveling bag.
Pd adv. Gum Shoe Com.
The rains have made the wheat.
day has gone forever when a guy
can secure an oiee thru a clique
of friends. Business qualifi
cations and a sense of integrity
are the principles desired by the
voters these days. However, it
is quite probable that several
may seek a county office, and the
I next two weekB may develop sev.
1 eral new names.
lone Odd Fellows had a get-
together meeting last Saturday
night. Over 70 were present and
all county lodges represented.
Many Uebekahs were present and
assisted in the feud and speech
making. All had a good time and
the eats were enjoyed. Ed Bris
tow acted as chef.
lone again broke even last Fri
day and Saturday night's at bas
ket ball, winning from Arlington
by a score of 27 to G, and losing
to Heppner Saturday night by 18
to 9. The girls team also won
from Arlington and were defeat
ed by Heppner. Both teams play
at Arlington this Friday night.
Fred Buchanan is shipping out
several cars of alfalfa to the Port
John McDevitt was in town
Tuesday seeing about hardware
and lumber for the Junip-r hall
to be built at the cross roads above
F.d McDavid's in Junipercanyon.
$2000 is the cost of the hall, and
$700 has been raised.
Bert Mason says he is not a can
didate for county commissioner.
Dr. Farrior and wife of Hep
pner, visited in ion Wednesday,
' Weather is beautiful at lone.