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Volume 42, Number 26.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 1925.
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LITTLE BOY KILLED IN
Kerwin Brown, Son of F.
R. Brown, Victim of
ONE OTHER INJURED
Veryl, Second Son, Receive Cracked
Skull; Other Members of" Family
Escape With Minor Injuries.
Heppner was shocked when late
Sunday afternoon It wa learned that
the family of P. R. Brown had met
with an accident on the Columbia
river highway, and that their little
on, Kerwin Norris, aged 5, had been
Instantly killed, and another son,
Veryl, aged 10, probably fatally in
jured. The information was some
what mixed and it was reported that
other members of the family were
more or less seriously hurt.
Mr. Brown and family ware on their
return home from Portland where
they had been to spend the Thanks
giving; season at the home of his
father, M. C. Brown, who resides in
Rose City Park. The accident oc
curred about six miles east of HooJ
River at 11:30 Sunday forenoon, the
result of a sideswipe collision between
the seven passenger Buick car of Mr.
Brown's and a Ford sedan, driven by
George H. Umbaugh of Kelso, Wash.,
whose daughter was in the car with
Mr. Brown wbb driving his car, and
in the front seat with him was the
oldest boy. Veryl, the injured lad,
was sitting in a jump seat just be
hind his father, and Mrs. Brown, two
daughters and Kerwin were riding in
the back seat. The Brown car had
been following along behind two other
cars coming out of Hood River, all
traveling at a moderate rate. One
of these, the second ahead of Mr.
Brown, stopped on the highway with
a flat tire, but in stopping gave no
warning. The next car passed, and
Mr. Brown, who is an experienced
driver, did not hesitate to make the
turn and pass the standing car also,
though he could see that there were
three cars up the highway coming his
way. . He felt that he had plenty of
time and ample room for clearance,
but the oncoming Kelso car made no
attempt to pass to the far side of
the highway, and the front wheel of
the Kelso machine struck the hind
wheel of the Brown car. In the com
pact the Brown family were thrown
from their seats. Kerwin was sitting
on the outside of the back seat next
to the side where the cars came to
gether. He was thrown with such
force that his skull was crushed
above the right ear by coming in eon
tact with some portion of the car;
Mr. Brown thinks that he must have
struck one of the bows of the car
top, and then dropped out to the
pavement, where he was after a mo
ment picked up and found to be dead.
Veryl was thrown from the car and
struck the other machine, the force
of the impact cracking his skull three
ways, and it was thought he, too, had
received fatal injuries. With Mrs.
Brown, who received a badly sprained
wrist and a scalp wound, he was tak
en at once to Hood River by one of
the cars going that way. Dr. Chick
immediately operated upon him, rais
ing the skull from the brain, and the
Ind is now getting along line. Mr.
Brown left him at Hood River Wed
nesday and he gave every evidence of
early recovery, the pressure of the
skull on the brain not being sufficient
to cause concussion as was at first
The injuries of Mrs. Brown are not
serious, and she is getting along all
right. She will remain with Veryl at
Hood River until he is able to be re
moved. Mr. Brown received a blow
in the face that rendered him uncon
scious for a few minutes, but aside
from badly blackened eyes, he es
caped unhurt. The two little girls
and the oldest boy were uninjured
Awaiting the arrival of the coroner
from The Dalles, Mr. Brown remained
with Kerwin at the scene of the acci
dent until about 4 in the afternoon
The accident occurred just over the
line in Wasco county, and it seemed
somewhat of a task to get the officials
at The Dulles straightened out so
that they could perform their duties
before the body could be removed
Mrs, Brown and the children were
cared for at the home of Rev. F, R
Spaulding, formcrely pastor of the
Methodist church here, and other
friends in that city ministered to
their needs, while those passing n
tht highway gave every assistance
that was possible to tho stricken
Little Kerwin was taken to Port
land by his father on Monduy evening
and on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 the
funeral was held at Rose City Park
cemetury, Kev, Youngson, pastor of
Rose City Methodist church, officiat
ing. Kerwin was 8 years and 2 months
of age, was a bright little follow and
greatly beloved by all those who had
known him at Heppner.
Mr. Brown states that at the cor
oner's inquest it developed that the
cars wore making about 25 miles per
hour when the crnsh came; at leaBt
this was the testimony of Mr. Um
baugh concerning the speed of hi
car, which was a Ford sedan. Mr,
Brown was possibly going a little
fastor than this, as ho had speeded
up to puss tht car standing In the
highway ahead of him, The testi
mony also showed that Mr, Umbaugh
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Road Hog Causes Car
Wreck on Highway
H. G. Bauer, night clerk at Hotel
Heppner, had hia Ford sedan wrecked
on the highwa about two miles be
yond Heppner Junction last Wednes
day evening, when on the way to Ar-
He was taking Prof. J. M. Burgess
and Miss Noreen Nelson to Arlington
to take the night train for Portland
and had passed the junction about
8 o'clock, when looking down the high
way he saw a car coming that seemed
to be taking up the middle of the
road. Mr. Bauer was well on his side
of the road, but being cautious, he
even drove to one side far enough that
he was practically on the highway.
The other driver, instead of turning
to his side, as Henry expected, drove
right into hia sedan, taking off the
front wheel and. entire fender and
left him stranded, the road hog driv-
ng right on as though nothing had
happened. Mr. Bauer and party fin
ally succeeded in stopping a car driv
en by a young man from Lexington,
who took Mr. Burgess and Miss Nel
son on to Arlington and left word at
a garage there for a helper to come
out and take the wrecked car and Mr.
Bauer in. He cannot account for the
reckless driving of the other car,
which was a Dodge roadster, unless
the man was full of moonshine, and
just naturally felt like knocking ev
erybody off the highway that he
might chance to meet. The result
would have been far more serious to
the occupants of Mr, Bauer's car if he
had not used his head and gotten off
the highway as far as he did.
SCHOOL MEET QUIET
Little Interest Shown by Voters la
Meeting to Adopt Budget and
Elect New Director.
But little interest was manifested
on the part of the people of the school
district Saturday in the budget meet
ing and special election for director,
and the attendance was proportionate
to the interest taken just five people
were present to. vote.
Mrs. E. R. Huston, member of the
school board, was chosen chairman
and the budget for the year received
consideration, most of the items be-
ng gone over carefully and discussed,
no objection being raised to the pro
posed schedule as prepared by the
budget board, with the exception of
one high school teacher.. Some
thought was expressed adverse to this
as it was claimed thnt the item did
not seem to be justified by the needs
of the school. However, when the vote
was taken, the amount of money asked
for by the committee to be raised by
taxation, $20,806.00, was allowed.
This sum is about two thousand dol
lars less than was carried by the bud
get last year, notwithstanding that
the personal service items called for
two additional teachers, one for the
high school and one for the primary
department, the latter to be placed in
the school after the Chritsmas holi
days; and also an item of $1600 for
the installation of a fire escape on the
school building, made necessary by
the state law.
When the question of the election
of a director to serve the unexpired
term of C. E. Woodson, deceased,
csmo up, the names of Gay M. An
derson and Charles Thomson were
presented. Upon vote being taken,
Mr. Thomson was elected. He beat
Anderson by one vote. Had Thomson
been present, there is no doubt but
thnt the vote would have been a tie.
Young Ladies Injured
In Automobile Accident
While coming down Heppner hill
Saturday night, the Ford car of Oscar
Hnnks was wrecked when he drove off
the grade. With him in the car were
the Misses Marjorie French and Paul
ine Ulrich and Emery Moore.
There was a heavy fog on the grade
at the time and it was impossible to
see the road, but Mr. Hanks was driv
ing cautiously when the car went
over the edge in auch a manner as to
break down two wheels and smash
the top. The young men escaped in
jury but Miss French sustained a
badly sprained ankle and Miss Ulrich
had her collar bone broken and re
ceived bruises. Both young women
are reported to be getting nlong well,
though it was thought for a time
that Miss Ulrich had sustained more
CAR IS LOOTED.
Becoming stranded at the head of
Hog Hollow Inst Wednesday while on
his return home to Heppner, D. E,
Gilman was compelled to leave his
car there. When he returned on Sat
urday for the machine, he found that
it had boon visited by some miscreant
and all his tools and other movable
articles about the machine had beon
carried oft. Gene thinks the joke is
on the fellow who carried off the
stuff, however, as he overlooked a
good fat turkey In tho car that would
have been a fine addition to the fel
low's Thanksgiving dinner, and this
he failed to carry off for some unex
pluinable reason, so Mr, Gilman had
Bomethmg left to be thankful for.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Ruth Chapter No. 82, O. E. S., will
hold their meeting on Friday evening.
December 11, at which lime the rcgu
lar annual election of officers will be
held, The hour of meeting Is eight
o'clock, and a good attendance of the
members is desired. '
ELKS WILL HOLD
OF SORROW HERE
Departed-Brothers to be Honored
at Elks Temple Sunday After
noon; Program Arranged.
The program has been competed for
the memorial services of Heppner
Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. E., which will
be held at their temple in this city
on next Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
On this occasion the address is to be
delivered by Sam E. Van Vector of
The Dalles, and the other numbers
of the program will be of like high
order. As arranged the program is as
Voluntary, while members enter..
Piano Solo, "Lamentation," Ciulmant-
Dcnn Miss Annabel Denn
Opening Ceremonie.s of the Lodge.
Prayer Rev. Albyn Esson
Vocal Duet, "Christ in FJanders"
Ward-Stephens - ....
Patricia Mahoney, Marjorie Clerk
"Thanatopsis" Miss Francis Simpson
Address .. Sam E. Van Vactor
Vocal Solo, "For You," Montague ...
Miss Thelma Miller
Closing Ceremonies of the Lodge.
Benediction Rev. Albyn Esson
The list of departed brothers of
Heppner Lodge has increased by two
during the past year, the deaths be-
ng Waiter A. Richardson and Ben
Scotti The public of Heppner and
vicinity is cordially invited to the
memorial services Sunday afternoon.
Red Cross Solicitors Are
Urged to Turn in Money
Mrs. Emmet Cochran, chairman of
the Morrow County Red Cross is urg
ing that all solicitors in the recent
membership drive turn in their mon
ey and membership reports promptly
to her, either by postofnee order or
personal check. She is especially de
sirous of having the record cards as
well as the money, so that the proper
reports can be passed np to head
quarters. The chairman wishes further to ex
press her thanks for the fine response
and hearty support of the present as
well as all past Roll Calls, and hopes
for the further aid and assistance of
the people of Morrow county in the
work for the coming year. Remem
ber that it is your Red Cross Chap
ter, and your money that keeps it
going, and the newly elected officers
merit your loyal support.
The football game at Wasco on
Thanksgiving day, which resulted in
a score of 7 to 6 in Wasco's favor,
marked the close of tho football sea
son of 1925. By just that one point
Heppner missed the championship of
the Upper Columbia district, having
lest no previous district game, and
having met only one other defeat,
that with the Bend team. In the six
conference games Heppner scored 117
as against a total of 19 on the part of
The games and the respective scores
made in them were:
Heppner 12 Hermiston 0.
Heppner 6 Condon 6.
Heppner 39 Boardman 0.
Heppner 36 lone 6.
Heppner 18 Lexington 0.
Heppner 6 Wasco 7.
Members of the sop'nomore geogra
phy class have been making weather
reports and forecasts tho past two
weeks, in connection with a study of
the atmosphere. Many of the fore
casts have proved themselves to be
fairly efficient meteorologists, with
correct prophecies to their credit,
Marjorie French, junior, and Paul
ine Ulrich, freshman, are confined to
their homes recuperating from in
juries received m an accident Satur
day night when Marjorie suffered a
sprained ankle and minor bruises and
Pauline fractured her collar bone,
The goal posts have been removed
from the football field and put away
for the winter to escapt the ravages
of weather. Mr. Driscoll and several
of the high school boys brought in
the posts and stored them away.
All English classes have been par
ticipating in debate preparatroy to
selecting teams to represent each
class in the school as well as the
school as a whole. Telling fairy
stories to children, graveling Heppner
streets, establishing a weekly assem
bly tradition, the new motor vehicle
lighting law, a new arrangement of
school periods and a high school
newspaper have been, topics which
have come up for debate.
With the goal of putting out a
book which will rank first among the
high school annunls of the state, the
Hehlsch staff Is outlining its work
for the season. Last year's book
placed fifth among the publications
entered, so the staff has cause for
being optimistic. Mounting beards
have been ordered, and each week ma
terial arrives from the engraver for
tho use of the staff.
The HECK & WALKER'S ALL COL.
LORED MINSTREL SHOW, Star The
ater, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-4.
Are Well Attended
The union Thanksgiving services
held at the Christian church at 10:30
last Thursday morning, drew a good
attendance, and we are sure that all
present felt well repaid for the time
taken from other duties, and the cares
and anxieties of the big Thanksgiving
feed at home, to spend the hour in
worship and joining with their friends
and neighbors in giving a measure of
thanks for the material prosperity of
Rev. S. W. Creasy of the Episcopal
church was the speaker, and he
brought a fine message, the burden
of his address being on "The Un
changeablenesa of God." The sermon
was full of the spirit of thankfulness,
not only for the material blessings
the community enjoys, but for the
better and higher blessings spiritual
ly. Rev. E. C. Alford of the Metho
dist community church presided, and
a choir composed of members of the
choirs of the participating churches,
furnished good singing under the
leadership of Mrs. Clair Hopper.
Was III But Short Time and Had Re
cently Returned From Montana
Where He Spent Summer.
Following an illness of short dura
tion, Alfred T. Matteson died at the
home of his mother, Mrs. Virginia
Matteson, in this city at 6:30 Sunday
evening. The cause of death was
heart trouble, from which he had been
sufferer for some time.
Mr. Matteson had just returned the
past week from Montana where he
had spent the greater part of the sum-
ir, working with shearing crews
and in the harvest fields in the vicin
ity of Martinsdale. He was not feel
ing well when he arrived here and
took to his bed, apparently not very
seriously ill. The attack from which
he .died came on suddenly. Funeral
services were held at 2:30 Tuesday
afternoon from the Christian church,
Rev. E. C. Alford, pastor of the Meth
odist Community church, officiating.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Virginia Matteson, three brothers, Ed
gar A., Jasper- Newton and Walter
Lee of Heppner, and one sister, Mrs.
Frank M. Gabler of Monument, be
sides numerous other relatives resid
ing in this vicinity, and a half broth
er, T. J. Hess of Portland.
Alfred Tilden Matteson was born
at the Matteson coal mines in this
county on April 27, 1882, and at the
time of his death was 42 years, 6
months and 26 days of age. He had
spent his entire life in this vicniity.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mat
teson were pioneer residents of this
Warning to the Public.
In view of the recent exposure of
"diploma mills" throughout the coun
try, the State Board of Health and
City Health Department take this op
portunity to warn the public of the
presence of certain persons designat
ed as "Doctors" in what they call
giving treatments to their patients,
which so-called "doctors" are not
graduates of reputable colleges or
The attention of this department
has been called to the fact that a cer
tain person in Heppner, Morrow coun
ty, who calls himself a "Doctor" yet
has no diploma from any recognized
state institution of medicine, osteop
athy or any school of the healing
arts, nor has such person any license
issued by the State to practice any
of the healing arts. As there is no
exsiting law at present to prevent
any person calling themselves a "doc
tor," such persons are allowed to prey
on the public and go unprosecuted
unless someone is willing to appear
against them for grievances which
occur. Nor can such a person, or
"doctor" legally collect a bill for
treatment. If tatalities should occur
from such a person's treatment, he
could bo prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law. Such persons are
usually crafty enough to coll in a
physician before a fatality occurs,
and if the case is fatal the afflicted
one is unfortunately not present to
collect his dues. If said "doctor"
claimed to be of the profession of
medicine, osteopathy, or other licens-
ed healing art, then such person could
be prosecuted accordingly, but tney
are smart enough not to claim any of
the licensed professions, but still are
Therefore, this Dcpartmont takes
this opportunity to wornthe public
accordingly that they accept their
own risk when taking such treat
ments. It is well to ask to see such
perons's license when applying for
STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
CITY HEALTH DEPART
MENT. CARD OF THANKS.
Words fall in expressing our ap
preciation of the sympathy and very
mnterinl aid of our many friends in
F. R. BROWN AND FAMILY.
On Snturday, Dec. 12, the ladies of
Bethel Chapel will hold their annual
bazufcr in the chapel rooma.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS at
the Star Theater, Sunday and Mon
day, Dec. 6 and 7.
TO HANDLE MAIL
Local Postmaster States That
Every Effort Will Be Made
For Efficient Service.
The postoffice will make every effort
to handle the mails promptly at
Christmas season, and in order to do
this wemuRt have the co-operation
of the public. Early mailing is one
way to help. All mail within 200
miles should be posted not later than
Dec. 20th. Within 400 miles, not la
ter than Dec. 18th, and within 600
miles, not later than Dec. 16th, All
other mail not later than Dec. 14th.
See that your packages are securely
wrapped, and inform the postmaster
or clerk if your package is perishable
or fragile. 'Address your mail plainly
No package may be mailed that is
over 84 inches in length and girth
combined. Thus, a package 36 inches
long and 12 inches square would
measure, 4 times 12 equals 48, plus
36, equal 84 inches.
If you want prompt delivery at des
tination, attach a special delivery
stamp; this for speed, not safety. All
valuable mail should be insured or
registered for safety.
Remember that no delivery will be
made on Christmas day. This rule
will be followed by all offices. The
Heppner office will remain open the
24th as long as necessary, that all
may be served. Have your friends
tall for you if you cannot be here
the 24th. This is a new ruling by the
Department and is to be enforced by
all postmasters and their employees.
Yours for a Merry Christmas,
W. W. SMEAD, P. M.
Locals Fight Giants To
6 to 6 Tie Here Sunday
In a good exhibition of football at
Rodeo field last Sunday Heppner town
team tied the Lexington Giants, 6-6.
Heppner placed a hastily gathered
team on the field to satisfy a local
demand for a game with Lexington.
Using, the high school backfield
with the exception of Finch at quar
ter, behind a heavy line, Heppner
made a formidable appearance, in
spite of lack of practice. In the
backfield besides Coach Finch were
Paul Aiken, full, Elmer Bucknum,
right half, and Jim Stout, left half.
On the line appeared the following
at various phases of the game: Gene
Doherty, Francis Dohurty, Edmund
Bucknum, Austin Smith, Walter La
Dusire, Cecil Licuallcn, Jack Hynd,
Jess Turner, Ralph Moore, Clarence
Moore, Frank Gentry, William Buck
num. Paul Aiken starred for Huppner
when he intercepted a Lexington pass
next to his own goal line and raced
the length of the field for a touch
down. Lexington's touchdown came
after a break which gave them the
ball in Heppner terriotry, from where
they bucked it across the line.
Louie Allen was Lexington's mam
ground gainer, while Russell Wright
Paul Nichols and Lester White, backs,
made good intcrfreence. On the line
for Lexington were Loyal Parker,
Clarence Bauman, Ted McMillan,
Judge Carmichacl, Carl Allen, M. Mul-
lcr,- and U. McMillan.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Dean T. Goodman arrived home
from Portland and The Dalles on
Tuesday. Going to The Dalles the
early part of last week, he assisted
in removing Mrs. Goodman from the
hospital there to the home of his par
ents in Portland, where together they
enjoyed Thanksgiving day. We are
glad to report that Mrs. Goodman is
now well on the road to recovery, and
Mr. Goodman is hopeful that she will
be able to return to her Heppner
J. O. Rasmus, who for a long time
was with the Cohn Auto Co., has ac
cepted a place in the store of Patter
son & Son, druggists. Mr. Patterson
informs this paper that he will be
moving into the new quarters recent
ly purchased from the Henry Heppner
estate and now occupied by Bert Sigs
bee as a studio, and John Suzeski,
tailor, immediately after Christmas
expecting to be comfortably installed
there by the first of the yonr.
Get your magazines at Gordons.
The BECK & WALKER'S ALL COL
LORED MINSTREL SHOW, Star The
ater, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8-4,
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS at
the Star Theater, Sunday and Mon
day, Dec. 6 and 7.
Get your Christmas candies at Gor
Ferguson Chevrolet company this
week received another car of Chev
rolet cars, consisting of tourings and
one truck. This popular light car
seems to take well in this commun
ity, as this is the second car load the
local dealers have received within the
past few weeks.
J. A. Adams, who is maknig his
home at Portland this winter, is
visitor here today. Mr. Adams is an
extensive farmer of Hardman who
with his wife, seeks the moie mild
winters offered by Portland and vl
Reward offered for the recovery of
two Jersey heifers marked with an
ear tag in right ear. Tags are marked
"Henry Sommerer No. 16 nad No, 47
John II. Cauficld, Ukiah, Oregon.
Harold Cohn Heads
Legion for Next Year
At the annual banauet and business
meetinir of Hennner Post No. 87.
American Legion, held at the Elkhom
restaurant Tuesday evenmg, Harold
Cohn was elected post commander for
1Q9H .Othpi nfliMn Wtj4 vpn!
vice-commander, Spencer Crawford;
post adjutant, Roger Morse; finance
officer, Alva Jones. The reports of
the retiring commander, Paul Gem
mell, and finance officer, Walter
Moore, show the organization to be in
verv pood condition, and the mem
bers were well pleased with the show
Among the projects to be taken up
hv fh nnaf. in fh nanr fntilrA will HA
the annual Christmas tree for the
kiddies, which will be given probably
early Christmas Eve, and the secur
ing of a scout master for the local
troop of boy scouts. This latter en
deavor will be made in conjunction
with other organizations of the town
and it is hoped soon to be able to se
cure a qualified person to take charge
of the troop. The post also is spon
soring a dance at the fair pavilion
next Friday evening.
. As an evidence of the support that
will hn (riven tn new offirnra aivtepn.
or the total number nresent at the
meeting, paid up their dues for next
year and pledged themselves to se
cure at least as many more before the
first of the year. - "
Silver Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. L. J.
Padberg Celebrated by Relatives
and Friends on Sunday
The country home of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis J. Padberg was the scene on
Sunday of a very pieasantgathering,
the occasion being the 25th anniver
sary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs.
Numerous relatives and friends
gathered to spend the day and enjoy
the splendid repast and hospitality
that was theirs in great abundance.
Louis J. Padberg and Maud Wood
were married on Thanksgiving Day,
November 29, 1900, at the Palace ho
tel parlors In Heppner, Judge A. G.
Bartholomew performing the cere
mony at 1 o'clock p. m and with the
exception of a few years these good
people have resided on their farm
some six miles southwest of Lexing
ton and enjoyed prosperity and hap
Guests present on Sunday were Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Padberg, Mr. and Mrs.
John Padberg, Mrs. Lana Padberg and
family, Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson
and family, Mrs. Mary Weddle, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. W. Sperry, Mrs. A. H.
Rhea, Mrs. Delia Mobley, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Eubanks and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Irvin Padberg and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Padberg, Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Wood and family, Arley
Padberg, Henry Halvorsen, Clell Rea,
Cecil Padberg, Earl Padberg, Huston
Bryson, Johnnie Eubanks, Eva E.
Ruby, Emerald and Hazel Padberg,
Veda Eubanks, Anna Buschke.
Reader and Impersonator
Will Entertain Heppner
An entertainment under the aus
pices of Gooding College will be given
by Mrs. Walter C. Johnson, reader
and impersonator, at the Methodist
Community church on Saturday eve
ning, December 5, at eight o'clock,
sponsored by the Epworth League.
Fine costume numbers, good music.
See Mrs. Johnson at Mrs. Boggs in
Waiting for the Train. You will
smile for many a day at "Sis Hop
kins and Her Funny Family." Here's
for an evening of clean fun. Whole
program a scream. Come and see.
Mrs. Johnson has given over one hun
dred and twenty-five entertainments
in Idaho. Admission, adults 35c, high
school students 25c, and children un
der 13, 15c.
ENJOYS WORK AT SALEM.
Mrs. Bonnie Cochran writes -this
paper from Salem that she is quite
taken with her work with the Girls'
Industrial school, a state institution
there, which she began some two
weeks ago. The two large cottages
have a capacity for the care of 80
girls, and one now contains 36 and
the other 39, and the buildings and
surroundings are ideal, everything
clean and neat and the girls have the
best of care and training. Vr? Coch
ran acts as relief oflicer and is on
duty when some one of the 17 other
officers are away. The girls all tal.o
instruction under two school teachers,
are trained in housekeeping, sewing,
milking of cows, raising poultry fend
gardening, and Mrs. Cochr.in says
there is great opportunity fcr doinj?
good there. She assisted with the
big Thanksgiving dinner ft the in
stitution and a grand good time was
SELLS IONE MEAT MARKET.
George Ritchie, who was in this
city Tuesday evening, stated to a rep
resentative of this paper that he had
disposed of his meat market in lone
to Messrs. Ture and Victor Peterson
and for the present, nt leust he will
retire from the butchering game,
The shop will bo under the direct su
pervision of Ture Peterson, and Vic
tor will continue at his post in the
Bank of lone. The lone shop has
been a pretty good business proposi
tion, and was formerly owned by C
W, McNamer of this city, who dis
posed of it to Mr. Ritchie upon hia
coming to Heppner.
By Arthur Brisbane
Thank the Atmosphere.
Birth Control? Go Slowly.
Wear A Mustache? No.
A New Element.
Ethel Bunnel, a young girl in the
University of Illinois, beat fifty-eight
men in a cattle-judging competition,
and that isn't surprising.
Women had to be good judges of
animals to exercise discretion in pick
ing out their husbands. .Nature .has
givem them power to see clearly and
form sound judgment at a glance. '
Many a husband who thinks he did
the picking was in reality the one
picked by a natural born judge of
A new comet is discovered in the
constellation of the Hunting Dog, a
small comet. Fortunately we have
learned not to be afraid, even of big
ones. We no longer ring church bells
to frighten the corr.et away, as our
ancestors did. We measure, and cat
We ought to get on our knees and
thank Heaven for that wonderful,
greatest of all shock absorbers, our
Scientists are surprised by a show
er of meteors, unusual at this time of
year. They are supposed to be con
nected with the "Leoide" showers
that bombard the earth once in thirty-three
years. If it were not for our
atmosphere's function, which melts
the meteors, great blocks of stone
would bombard our earth, and soon
nobody would be left alive to make
observations or records.
The important thing in the crea
tion of children is affectioL not
money. A child's start in life de
pends not on the father's bank ac
count but on the mother,slove and
respect for her children's father. A
man sincerely devoted to his wife,
gives his children the right start if
he gives them health and character,
As to numbers, you never can tell.
Alexander the Great was a one and
only. Caruso followed after eighteen
younger brothers and sisters.
Nature is wiser than birth control
or eugenics. The mother that WANTS
children has the BEST children.
The good and learned Bishop Col
lins Denny, speaking in North Caro
lina, advises men to wear mustaches
as "their badge of masculinity."
We hesitate to disagree with any
bishop. It's like a hoptoad arguing
with a locomotive, but there are
many signs of "masculinity" without
Alexander the Great, who made the
smooth face fashionable, was mascu
line enough; also Caesar and Napo
leon. They were three fairly mascu
line "he-man" types, with no mus
tache. On the other hand, the mar
moset, feeblest and most timid of
the monkeys, has a mustache and so
has the sea lion, VERY masculine.
You can't tell.
Everything in the visible universe
from the egg of an oyster to the big
star Aldebaran is made up of fewer
than one hundred different "ele
ments" or substances.
A few are missing, and two scien
tists, Jaraslav Heyrovsky and Pro
fessor DoMjsek, announce the dis
covery of one more, which they call
That new word, "dvimagau," will
live millions of years after every lan
guage now spoken shall have com
pletely vanished from use and mem
ory. Knowledge and intellectual power
are imtekm atiukau, independent
of race. It is well to remind the
world, nursing its racial hatred, that
the six greatest minds in mathemat
ics and astronomy were born of six
different races Copernicus, a Pole;
Tycho Brahe, a Dane of Swedish an
cesfry; Keppler, German; Galileo,
Italian; Descartes, French; Newton,
greatest of them all in pure mathe
O. E. S. SOCIAL CLVB.
At a special meeting of O. E. S.
Social Club held after Chapter Fri
day night the following officers were
elected for the coming year; Cure
line Johnston, president; Charlotte
Gordon, vice-president; Lucite Mc
Atee, secretary; Jessie Pruyn, treas
urer. There will bo a meeting of tho
social club Saturday afternoon at 2:15
in -the Masonic hall here. Bridge
will be played. Mrs. Johnston and
Mrs. McAtee will be hostesses. Any
member of the Eastern Star whether
resident or visiting is welcome and a
large attendance is desired.
BAZAAR IS SUCCESS.
The ladies of the Episcopal church
held their annual bazaar in the rooms
of the Bethel Chapel on Tuesday, and
they are well pleased over tho splen
did results. Many very beautiful and
useful articles for appropriate Christ
mas gifts were on display, the handi
work of the ladies, and they all sold
readily, but few articles being left on
their hands. The booth containing
the homemade candies was also quite