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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (March 13, 1925)
THE IONE INDEPENDENT
PubllsheJ livery Friday by
. V. HEAD, Mitot Vublishcr
On year $1.60
Six monthi .76
'''tee monthi 60
tauirvd ta second clau mttor at the
postoflk at lone, Oregon, under act
of Mm roll S. 1S79
Friday, Mar. 13 1925
Whnt you rim ilo, or drvnm you
enn, iH'tln It: ItoUliK'nn hike gonitis,
power huiI niniilo In It.
The Bugle Song
The splendor full on ensile wails
Ami miowy nunimlt old In Htory
The hwg Unlit almki'H nerons the
And the wild cnteract lenps In Klory.
O hark! O hear! how thin and clear
And thinner. 'clearer, farther koIiik
Oh ttweet and far, from el iff e and
The home of elfland faintly blowing.
( Mi. love they die, In your rich sky.
They faint on hill or field or river.
Our echoes roll from noul to aaotil
And grow forvver aud forever.
I'.low, IniRle, blow, net the wild
Andanwer, Echo, answer, ilylni;.
CLEAN- UP AND PAINT
Every community has a dis
tinctive character or personality,
just as every individual in it has
We may say that this character
is a composite made up of the
sum total of the personalities of
its citizens just the character of
the individual is determined by
the tendencies inherited from
But the character of the is
not absolutely determined by his
inheritance. He may have will
or purpose that is a modifying
if not a determing factor. And
it is so of cities,town8 and
villages. We 'recognize this
when we speak of the Seattle
spirit or say, Chicago is the
ii me cnaracter of a city is
determined by its spirit, the rev
elation of that spirit is made
through the medium of appear
It is doubtless true that
appearances are often deceitful
but the world has seldom any
The town will be judged by
, the home seeker or investor in
acordance with th condition of
its streets and public buildings
and the appearance of its private
. property. Clean, tree lined
streets, and well cared for public
buildings and grounds have a
tendency to attract new comers
and inspire the old residents with
a desire for still better things.
Unpainted buildings, weedy
grounds, obstructed alleys and
Everything in the line of
hardware. If vvc havn't
got it we can get it
conspicuous gat base heaps hane
the opposite tendency.
The empty can is a poor sort
of municipal badjre.
WHAT ONE TOWN DID
.One good example of a village
that was not well planned origin,
ally but that now has been trans
formed into an extremely ' pleas
ing place, is Weston, Mass. Wes
ton formerly had a large swamp
area in its center. This has
been drained, graded, seeded to
grass, and planted to pine, tir
and chestnut trees. A new town
hall and a Are station have been
built opposite the entrance to
the common. 1'ublic buildings
are now centi ally grouped. Old
unsightly, structures have been
torn down. The improvements
were planned bv a landscape
architest. It took 25 years to
put the plan through, but every
one in Weston now believes that
the enterprise was worth the
time and money it cost De
partment of Agriculture.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine
ThfiM hn am lit xriMjAH"
lion will notlr that Catarrh hothars thm
mum mon man wnen iny ar In (tool
hMlfh Thla f . nrnu.. ..41-
Catarrh Is a ltvai rilMM. It Is sroatly
inniinPM or eonwtitutlonai mniminna.
Htl.l.'S CAT 1HRII MKmrlKK la a
Combined Trmtmrnt. both local and In
ternal, and has bn ucrvnaful In the
tratmnt of Otsrrh for over forty years.
rcia dt an arufffnata.
V. J. Cheney A Co.. Toledo. Ohio.
Gum, speU it backwards
If you will.
It spells a mug.
A mug it always tills
And ye this mug is seldom still.
Mug craves more gum
To fill its maw
Increase the expense
To pa and ma
And once the jaw
Gets fully set,
The mugs a sight
You ne'er forget
Mr. Bert Mason,
Dear Sir and Brother:
Replying to your letter of the
the 25th instant am placed to
to state that your member, Mr.
M. E. Cotter, who is at the pre
sent time' confined at the St.
Mary's Hospital in this city is
getting a'ong nicely from his
He wa3 operated on several
days ago and the doctors are
more than pleased with the re
suits. He will will be confined
there for several days more, and
then permitted to go to the hotel
to recuperate for several weeks
before returning home.
I am stationed at Rochester
by the State Elks Association to
look after the interests of the
visiting Elks coming here to see
the Mayo doctors. Every poss
ible attention, assistance and
courtesy will be exlended to Mr.
and Mrs. Cotter while they are
in our city and we will try to
make it as pleasant as possible
Rhea i Creek's
C. A. Rhea, the first man to
take up his residence on what is
known as Uhea creek is entitled
to credit for having done more
toward the advancement of
Morrow County than any other
citizen, was born in Missouri fn
1845 and came west in 1852. He
settled near Eugene where he re
sided until 18G5 when the desire
for the wilderness and fortune
caused him to secure a herd of
cattle and start for the bunch
grass hills of Eastern Oregon.
Like all pioneers he wanted a
country of his own and when he
found Cecils and Jopdan in pos
sesion of willow creek he pro
ceeded eight miles i.p the unin
habited west fork and found the
largest flat on Rhea Creek supp
lied with the best spring in the
country and cottonwool groves
ne seiecieu it ror nis cow camp
and laid claim to all the range
south to the John Day. '
Twenty year old boys of the
present day would think it an
impossible task to settle down in
a community one hundred miles
from town and tailor made cigar
ettes, with but four settlers with
in a days ride and only roving
Indians for company and start
building a home with his only
tool an ax. But Lum was made
of real energy and filled with
pioneer spirit and equal to the
situation and proceeded to lay up
a house. I'oles covered with rye
grass and d filled the want of
shingles and a raw hide was
stretched for a door. The firnt
home built on Rhea Creek was a
real hand made one and was ap
preciated more than are the fin
est homes in the country at the
present date. .
Neighbors were few and far
between and after three years of
batching he returned to Eugene
and was married to Sophronia
Adkins, daughter James Adkins,
who came from Missouri in 1SC3
She was the first lady to make
her home south of Cecils where
she spent the next thirty years
Prosperity crowned their efforts
and they soon built the best
home in the country and when
the cattle business became unpro
fitable they were the first to
bring in sheep and became the
largest operators in .the country
having a string of sheep ranches
from the home ranch to the Col
umbia. Tiring of disturbing his
potatoe patch w hen in need of
gold he proposed a bank and with
the help of several Heppner Citi
zens he organized The First Nat
ional Bank and held the position
of president for many years.
When the range was turned
to wheat fields he closed out the
shee sheep interests and retired
to Heppner and gave his at
tention to other business. Mrs.
Rhea who was one of the most
highly respected pioneers of the
county, died in Heppner 1900
leaving eight children. Lillie'
wife of George Conser died in
1923, Ellor is the wife of W. E.
Brock, of Pendleton, Waldron is
in the stock business near Red
mond, Josie Jones lives in Hepp
ner Ada Curtis with her daugh
ter was drowned in Heppner
flood, Helena Wiley died a few
years ago, Curt lives at Stan
field and Carl is in Portland.
After sixty years Mr. Rhea,
left the home of his youth and
is now living at Hillsboro.
To be continued in next is.-ue
for them. ,
I have also notified the secre
tary of the Heppner lodge No.
358 of this brothers presence in
our city and of the service we
are trying to extend the visiting
Thanking you for your, letter
and with kindest regards to you,
Sincerely and fraternally,
Paul A. Grassle,
Early Ohio and Irish Cobbler
seed potatoes 4 cents per pound,
Notes of Interest to Ml
COUNTY RALLY PROGRAM
This program is to be held at
the Lexington Christian Church,
10:00 Devotional Wallace
10:30 Statement of Purpose
10: 10 The County Fellowship
11:20 The Pre-Easter Campaign
12:00 Slide Song, "Oregon For
2:00 Devotional Wallace
2:30Oregon Missions (15 minute
(1) Orej on a Mission Field
(2) This Year's Bridget
(3) The Goal Plan
O) The Oirering
(5)The Permanent Fund
3:50 Thj State Conventions
4:10 Trie Diamond Anniversary
4:30 Open Discussion '
5:00 State Song, "Oregon For
7:30 Young Peoples' Rally
8:30 So g
8:35 The Task For Disciples of
l.-Rest "ration of N. T. Church
5):35 Closing Song, "Oregon For
Rev. W. W. HEAD, Pastor
11:00 A. M. and 8:00 P. M.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Prayer Meeting Thurs. Evening
10:00 A. M. and 8:00 P. M.
FIRST BAPTIST CIIUitCH
Sunday School at IC.00 A.M
Junior Endeavor st5.30 P.M.
Prayer meeting Thurs. 7.30 P.M
The Independent's phone num
ber is 62.
Suits Made To Measure
$29.50 And . Up
A. D. MCMURDO, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Masonic Building
Trained Nurse Assistant
Heppner -: Oregon
WOODSON & SWEEK
Attorneys At Law
First National Bank Building
Heppner . Oregon
When You Visit Heppner
Eat at the
Good Meals Best of Service
Dr. A. H. Johnston
PHYSICIAN & SURCEON
seeding time will soon be here
A VAN BRUNT
will serve you well.
We have a good stock of drills on
hand and our prices are right.
Hoping the New Year brings
you health wealth and prosperity.
Bristow & Johnson
IONE HARNESS SHOP
C. A. DECK. Proprietor
; Drop In and looK over my
Line of WorK Shoes.
I ' I have a good stocK of Gloves and
t Harness Supplies.
Kepairingat Reasonable Prices.
CEO. W. RITCHIE, Prop.
.Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
FRESH and CURED MEATS
Your "Patronage Solicited.
Under New Management
Refurnished and Strictly Up to Date. Commer
cial Table First Class. A home away from
home, with best meals in Central Oregon.
' SAM GANGER, Proprietor.
Nice Rooms. Good Service.
VULCAN and OLIVER PLOWS, SUPERIOR
. DRILLS, FAIRBANKS MORSE .ENGINES,
MYERS PUMPS, STAR and AERMOTOR
WIND MILLS. WINONA WAGONS.
SEE ME BEFORE THE FIRE
E C. WOOD
REAL ESTATE & '
IONE, - OREGON
F. H. Robinson
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will practice in all the Courts
Clyde R. Walker.M.D.
Physician and Surgeon
Oflice in Drug Store.
IONE, . . OREGON
Dr. F. E. Farrior
Oflice: Odd Fellows Building