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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (June 7, 1929)
THE IONE INDEPENDENT
. IONE, ORE
Friday, Jure 7, 1923.
It Was "Strictly S
AFTEKWAHD, Connie Mathews
readied that there was abso
lutely nothing about the stranger to
cause her to assume that lie was the
Siirnge mechanic, except the various
iuu1kps of grease daubed pictur
esquely about his lean, tanned face.
.Still, when one has battled with a re
fractory Hlvrer for three hours and the
is overdue two hours and you
simply know that the train won't be
even three seconds late, almost any
errors might be excusable.
Anyhow, that was how It was. Con
nie made a lovely picture as she
rushed forward to scold the supposed
garage mechanic and ask him If there
wus a Chinaman's chance of getting
the flivver started to make the ten-ten.
And for only a split second did he
pause before he started rolling up his
sleeves In business-like fashion, say
ing: "Where are your tools?" Three
minutes later bis long, lanky length
whs stretched under the rebellious
flivver. He kept '..ins; Connie crisp,
military orders and she f u:;d herself,
surprisingly enot:;h, obeying tliem
iromntly . until he crawled out and.
clamping down the hood, cranked the
car and smiled warmly at Connie's
amazed expression when the engine
started churning noisily.
frantically grateful to him, Connie
dug out a five-dollar bill and stuffing
It hurriedly into his greasy fist, called:
Til get the change next time I'm
down I'm too rushed now 1" And she
drove madly down the hilt and around
the bend toward the railway station.
The lull, slim uau stood for a long
moment gazing after the cyclonic de
parture of the lovely girl and then
bis amnsed eyes traveled to the bill
In his hand.
Ills short-clipped brown mustache
end carefujly cut hair gave him a
military look, despite the graceful
rase of his long, thin limbs. He went
slowly np to life shabby porch and
leaning up against a pillar, stretched
lils long legs before him on the worn
boards and started to flit an old briar
pipe with tobacco. And It was thus
that Connie found him when she drove
the fltwer Into the yard and got slow
ly ont of It
"Did you find the train goner he
asked quietly, and at his gentle tone
the girl slumped down on the low
stone step and burst into tears. For
a while he sat slowly polling on his
pipe, his face serious and sober, end
his eyes registering what his face was
too well-schooled to show keenest
concern and sympathy! Finally It all
came oat In a flood of discontented,
Jerky sentences and he listened, first
amazed and then Incredulous.
The girl, It seemed, had heard a cer
tain singer over the radio night after
night and had become so enamored of
bis golden voice that, on the Impulse
of the moment, she bad written him a
glowing, enthusiastic letter.
He had answered her letter and boy
ishly thanked her for her Interest and
appreciation and it bad been one of
those letters that simply demand a
reply, which she shortly wrote. Thus
a great friendship had grown up and
had lasted through two years, the man
writing regularly and the girl answer
ingand bearing bis wonderful voire
night after night until she loved him.
Then bad come the telegram. And
at the last moment the hateful old
flivver balked and everything bad con
sequently gone wrong.
"Does It matter so very muchT he
asked ber gently, paying strict atten
tion to the stuffing of tobacco Into the
shabby old briar.
"Oh, you can't understand ! I never
cared for anyone before. I've been a
hermit up here, writing and reading
and never thinking of anything el e "
"Are you sure you'd like him':" he
went on relentlessly.
"As If his p'ly. I-al appearances
could out-balunce voire I Ami the
wonderful Idealist: I found In his let
ters!" the said hu '.:!ly.
"Huve you a picture of him?" went
on the man Interestedly.
"Only his radio photos. I cut them
from the papers !" And she went In to
get the bunch of clippings from a
book, together with the telegram.
"11 m!" said the roan, noncommittal
ly. "What did he say In the tele
gram?" "Head It," she offered, tnlllhig 1
"Doesn't any anything about a train 1
here Just says, 'arrive ten-ten.' Too
bad you went to all that trouble!"
The girl opened wide ber gray eyes
and for the first time was conscious
of him as something else than an
emotional outlet Then she was em
barrassed as he took out an old wallet
and, carefully counting out four one
dollar bills, a fifty -cent piece, a quar
ter, two dimes and a nickel, handed
them to her, gravely saying: "Your
change. Miss Mathews,"
"put 1 0.0m mmerstnnn. Ami 1 uu
Hie garage man? And you've just
given nte five dollars In change I" ,
"Well," he answered, standing up
very slim and IhII before her and look
ing for all the world as though he'd
like to eat her, "you see I'm not u ga
rage mechanic. I'm One Gultiier,
tlio radio singer who was due to ar
rive at ten-ten. My plane ts over
there In your hack field . . , and
ynu might try kissing me If you real
ly love me ts much , , . as I do
you I" he said, gathering her close In
his hungry arms and bugging her fght
Will Never Succeed
Jhd Tunklns nils iimn will never
imveeil In liiixliiewt who wunis tu tiikr
nil Hie host of It mill ulve twryhml.t
else the W'lrst of li - WnxhtniMcni Slur
Mrs. Elsie Shipljr vissted with
Mrs. Eudora S 'fly. Tuesday after
Mrs. Minnie Ely nnd daughter
Edith called on Mrs. Harbison,
Opnl and M Ool visited
with Carrie M-iiluck l.-t week.
The Past Noble Grand Club of
theR'iekah Lodye met last F.i-
dav fct the hi me of 11, a 0i
Rankin on Rhea Crek. Tl.ns.
pregfnt were; Ufg Eu, BfiltoW(
Mrs. Verda Ritchie, Mr.'. Delia
Mc Curdy, Mrs Vila Heliker,
Mrs Etta Howtll, Mrs. Ifcrnice
Biackwell and Mrs. Oda Rankin.
Degrees were conferred on Mrs.
Blackwtll. The time fallowing
the reguhr routine work was
spent in sewing and games. Ue
tre.-hments wtre served by the
hostesses, Mrs. Heliker and M l.
Improvements on the hall and
grounds of the Masonic lodge are
neaiing comp'eticn. A concrete
walk is to be laid from the street
to the entrance.
The Purple Circle is to hold a
meeting with Lone Balm Lodge
I. 0. 0. F. at Hardman, Satvr
day night of next wetk.
IONE LODGK Nn.!20, A. F. AA. M.
M.rts every first and third Wedne
b.ty nf each month.
V. H., Hsrlsa MiCanly
Scyn V. E. Batlard
Locust Chapter No. 119. O. E.
JJ't-ls the cond and fourth Tues
rt.iy of eiieh month.
Sr-, tuik Mstue
10XK I.OIXiK No. 135. I. O.
Meets every Friday eveulnjf .
N G, H. G. Rultia
Stcr., Lm H11
IHW II fJItAMS KKIJKKAH No. 9.
I O. O. K. Meet first and third
Thursday of each month.
N. &, Ucil Brute
I IONF POST No. 91, Aeurku Ltgioa, nun
tlw Kcond sad fourth WtJandiys of etch Booth.
I Cosnnudtr, E. G. Sptrry
j Fuunct Oflictf , John Fsrrit
' Amentia Ugios Auiillii No. smsu ea 2nd
Vc dotdar of tick month 8.-00 P. M. sad es
4th Ttmdiy at 2: JO P.M.
trt., Margirtt B!tU
Stcy., GUdys Drtlts
7 Kec, "Song of uhe Batt'e
Flag", Opal Cool.
8 Address W, W. Head
9. Memorial Ceremony
10. Duet. Maybelle and Annie
MEMORIAL DAY GAME
a wa k and was sacrificed to 2nd
by Obortu . Tucker and J. Soden
were thrown out at 1st by Akeia
and F. Lurdell.
Ritchie - hit by the pitcher,
and went out pither to second on
R. Lundeli's grounder. Rietmann
grounded to pitcher, Ford walked
and L. Lundell flied to second.
In the second, Wee'man fan
ned, Bates popped to Ford, and
Brock grounded to Reitmann.
Swanson fanned, Rankin ground
ed to short, Fngelman tanned
In the 3rd inning Guy fanned,
L. Soden flied to Ritchie and Wil
son grounded to Ford.
Akers fanned, Ritchie fauned
R. Lundell lii.ed one out to (he
school house for three basts,
Reitmann singled, scoring Lun
dell, Ford walked and pulled the
d luble steal with Reitmann, F.
Lundell made first on an error
and SwonR"n hit for two oases,
ft"orii r Reitmann, Ford and
Frank. Ra kin popped a fly to
Fourth Osborne fanned, Tuck
er singled, stole aero d, J. Soden
fanned. Wee iman singled, scor
ing Tucker, Batts fant.ed.
Engelman flied to first, Akers
filed to third and Ritchia fanned.
Fifth Biock and Guy were
thrown outty Reitmann and Sod
en by Fir l.
R Lundell funned, Reitman
beat out an infield hit, Ford pop
ped an infield fly which fell safe
and ford was allowed 'to hold
first and Reitmann ruled out, F,
Lundell grounded to third.
Sixth Wilson fanned, Osborn
flied to center, Tucker hit to
short left field and retched 2nd
while the boys were play in catth
bick of second base, J. Sde.i
and Weeden singled, scoring
Tucker and Bats was thrown
out by F. Lundell.
Swanson popped to the pitcher,
Rankin and Envelman fanned.
Seventh Brock fanutd, Guy
walked, L. Soden hit for two
bases, scoring Guy, Wilson
grounde to short and Oaborn
grounded to Ford.
Akers fanned, Ritchie flied to
centerand R. Lundell was thrown
out from third.
Eighth- Tucker hit a three
bagger, Soden popped to F. Luti
dell, Weeden hit a alow grounder
to Ford who held Tucker at third
and then threw to firat. The
throw was high and Swanson,
leaping: for it seemed to have
come down ahead of the runner
but bis umpa called him safe,
Hates singled, scoring Tucker,
Brock fanned and Guy was
thrown out by Reitmann.
Reitmann fanned, Ford aingl
and was forced by F. Lundel,
Ninth Larry Ritchie wasseni
to replace Ford and did the jol
like a veteran. L. Soden sent
high fly to Engelman and Wilson
and Osborn were left swinging
their bats over the plate.
Flags at Olympic Casus
The Bag used for the Olympic games
has an arrangement of five circle on
a white or neutral background. Tin
three upper circles, blue, black ami
red, do not touch, Ih.i Hivf are julnen
by the two lower cln le of yellow nn
green, which In turn 1I11 not touch em
other. The blue cln le represents V.
rope; the black, Afrlm: Hie red Ann
lea; the yellow, Asl.i. and Hie greet
TFAM At At At At At At
CONDON FOSSIL HEPPNER. IONE ARLINGTON WASCO
" BATEBALL April 7. May 12. May 19. April 21. June 2.
CONDON FANSI Juna 9. June 23. BA
FOSSIL May 30. REE M.,2G. J May 12. Apm 14.
, Juna 16.
HEPPNER j' wlm'lN Jl"2 M
IONE Zf ":",' .NDEPENdW '
ARLINGTON I S C.4: RENEW OR
wasco 1 m.,m. Zi. I jS: M-'3- . suTSvf
Now came Ione't chance to do
t r die and they died hut certain
Iv had tl e Waco pai worried
and the home fans weie keyel
up beyond expression. Davidsou,
replacing Rankin, grounded to
the pitcher, Engelman was sock
ed in the ribs, Aker hit for a sin
gle, Ritchie foned him at aecond
seoond and R. Lundell was hit on
the arm by one of Soden's wild
pitches which filled the bags.
Reitman came up and the crowd
went wild calling for a hit but
the best he delivered was a pop
fly just back tf first base and
aud the shouting was all over
with three runmrj on the bags
and Wasco leadieg by a single
Btttkries: lone, Ford and
Akers; Wasco, Soden and Soden,
Struck out: by Ford 8, by Ritch
le 2. ey Soden, 11. Walked: by
Ford 2. by Soden 2 Hit by pitch
er; Ritchie, R Lir de'l and En
geiman by Soden. Three bane hits,
R. Lundell an ! Tucker; two bae
hits, Swanaon. Ur.pires: Drake
at the plate and Meyer on bases.
Wasco 6.. 8.. 1
lone 4.. 5.. 1
Jury of Crecita Origin T
Trial by Jury Is cciicrully cone nIi
10 huve ortglualrd Willi the lltevl
In Athena certain mnnlier t tr,
men, selected by lot, heard ami it
elded under Hie direction of a Jink-.-very
rase to be tried at lew. n il:i
ferent group of men hearing earl, cum
A similar system was adopted l
Home. The Normans made use ot 1
1 rl ml live form of Jury when they i 1
lurred Kngland In 1000, calling inn.
Sllesce sad Sound
A produce! (ells us Hint the movie
of the future will he a combination of
silence and sound. We know what
that la a mrn carrying nn an argu
ment with his wife.
SCHEDULE WHEATLAND BASEBALL LEAGUE 1920
rrvim rw - n
ARE you taking advantage of
the many electrical servants availa
ble?. Do you realize the number oi
ways that electricity can lighten the
burden of household duties?
Developments in the last forty years
in the electrical industry have revo
lutionized homes, industries trans
portation and communication.
Of the 28 million homes in the Uni
ted States, almost 20 million now
have the advantage of light and pow
er. The facilities of the power com
psnies and the many facilities now
on the market enable all .these homes
to employ electrical servants at rea
These servants do not have to be
humored. You do not have to give
them "a day off. They work for you
with the same efficiency all day, ev
ery day. Are you enjoying their service?
1 Pacific Power
Sunday evening, June 9,
The State President Will Speak
8:00 O'clock Sharp.
1 r t rn n
DO YOU USE TllEMs
and Light Co.