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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES. HEPPNER, OREGON, THUR SPAY, DEC. 31, 1925.
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Automobile Tourists Southward Round This Season
Will Find Big Gaps of Bad Roads Now Smooth
Highway; Millions Spent on Work in 1923.
Written for Heppner Gatette Timet
By SAMUEL ELLIS
Thru Autocaster Service
The Atlantic Coastal Hiyhway,
Maine to Miami, Flordia, ia virtually
completed a great ribbon of highway
which threads the Atlantic starboard
as does the Pacific Coastal Highway
Seattle to San Diego and Tia Juana.
This early completion of the At
lantic Highway is due, in a great
measure, to the unusual development
in Florida during the last two years,
that commonwealth living up to her
reputation of progressiveness by
spending more than 10,000.000 on
this highway during 1925. Practic
ally all of the Florida portion of this
new coastal highway is now ready for
the army of sun-hunters which will
wend its way pamward during the
ext three months.
Eventually the Coastal Highway
will not end at Miami, Florida, but
will bend around in a graceful curve
over the Connors Highway and Ta
mUmi trail through the Everglades,
and to the west coast. Thence it will
join with the Gulf Coastal highway
and proceed up the west coast to Pen-
aacola, the metropolis of western
Florida and terminum of the Frisco
lines southern branch. This highway
will join with the Old Spanish Trail
Another extension of the Coastal
Highway will be the highway over
the keys from Miami to Key West.
Another year will sec work started
While the upper end of the Atlan
tic Coastal Hihgway passes through
the territory which made the first
history of the United States, touch
- ing Salem, staid old Boston, New
York, Washington, Fredericksburg
and the cities made prominent in the
war between the states, it has noth
ing to offer of more historic value
Duval County, of which Jackson
ville is the seat and the gateway to
the South, has just spent $2,000,000
on its roads, is spending another ap
propriation of $1,500,000, and is con-
sidering bonding itself for $5,000,000
more. The Atlantic Coastal Highway
will have an optional route through
Duval County with the completion of
the proposed oceanside highway from
Jacksonville beach to the St. Johns
County line. This highway allows
travel on the ocean beach for thirty
miles. It affords Southbound tourists
their first opportunity to drive upon
a beach which at low tide is more
than TOO feet wide. Jacksonville is
the first point at which access is giv
en to the only beach of its kind in the
Then the Coastal Highway enters
into the land of Ponce de Leon and.
approaching St. Augustine, passes
what is advertised as the "Fountain
of Youth." It is about at this point
where the Spanish explorer landed on
the peninsula. A little further'on the
Coastal Highway passes the historic
gates of St. Augustine, swings to the
left, and the tourist finds himself
gazing upon Ft. Marion, the oldest
fort in America. - This stronghold
was completed by the Spanish in
about 1750. A distinction of Fort
Marion is that it never was taken by
an enemy. In St. Augustine also is
found the oldest house in the United
Going into Flagler County the
Coastal Highway tourist strikes, at
Bunnell, one of the finest roads in
the state, and through the first
densely growing semi-tropical vegeta
tion, passing the home of John D.
Rockefeller, and the residences of
many other kings of industry and fi
nance. Daytona, Seabreeze and Ormond, ly
ing within a few miles of each other,
recently combined themselves into
one municipality which has taken the
name of Daytona Beach. It is
Daytona Beach where the world's
peed records for automobiles have
been made since automotive vehicles
were first manufactured.
After passing through New Smyr
na where the Atlantic Coastal High
way is swept by ocean breezes until
it reaches Miami, the tourist is well
into the Blue Goose, or Indian River,
country, from where comes the fa
mous Blue Goose orange, the pineap
ple, and almost every kind of vegeta
ble and fruit.
Melbourne is equidistant between
Jacksonville and Miami, because of
this it is known as Midway City. It
is the Atlantic Coast.terminu3 of the
cross state highway from Tampa and
furnishes a junction point for those
who wish to leave the Coastal High
way for points on the Vv est Coast.
Long before he reaches Stuart the
motorist will sight the lighthouse at
Jupiter and find the highway taking
him up and down dale as the vegeta
tion changes from semi-tropical to
tropical. Crossing Jupiter Inlet th(
scenery becomes more and more pleas-
im and 15 more miles carries the car
into West Palm Beach. West Palm
Beach and Palm Beach are separated
by Lake Worth, a body of water sur
rounded almost entirely by parks, la
goons and hostleries. The winter
tourist traveling in search of pleas
ure will be in the center of activities
From West Palm Beach on down
to Miami tourists on the Atlantic
Coastal Highway find themselves
traveling through a series of small
towns. Dade County, at the extrem
ity of the Atlantic Coastal Highway.
is one of the chief contributors to
good roads in Florida, having Bpent
$1,240,000 during the last year.
Although the Atlantic Coastal
Highwy will be the main thorough
fare of the east coast of Florida, there
fre many lateral roads which provide
for side trips from the main highway.
One of these junction points is Jack
sonville, where the Old Spanish Trai
may be taken to the western part of
the state. This Trail extends all the
way to Pensacola in Florida and on to
RHEA CREEK GRANGE.
Rhea Creek Grange meets the first
Sunday of each month at 10 a.
and the third Fridny night of each
month at 8 p. m. Visiting members
Lon Chaney in THE PHANTOM OF
THE OPERA, January 10 and 11.
BE SURE TO INVESTIGATE
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before you buy a Radio set.
They're our leaders and are proving mighty
Those who hear our Rola loudspeakers say
.they're the only thing.
Some great buys in second hand radio sets.
WHERE HIGHWAY GOES ON BEACH AT JACKSONVILLE
festivities at the home of their
Mrs. Elmer Hunt, who it a student
at Ellensburg Normal, la in Lexing
ton for the holiday aeason.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunt were
victims of a near serious accident on
Sunday morning when an explosion
followed some cleaning which was In
progress in an upstairs bedroom.
While trying to save the furnishings
of the room from the flames Mr. Hunt
thrust his hand through a pane of
glass, receiving a painful injury.
Mrs. Hunt suffered a like injury when
she ran to the telephone office to call
assistance. Forgetting in her haste
the office key, she attempted to break
through the window and was severely
cut about the wrist. Mr. and Mrs.
Hunt were taken by friends to Hepp-
ner where they received medical
By CYRIL McNEILE
QEOKQE H. DO IAN CO.
W N U Jenrce
(Continued from Page Three)
you. And you, you reptile" his voice
rose a little "you would do that
Zaboleff shrank back, and the oth
er laughed contemptuously.
"Search him and Waldock, too.
Two men stepped forward quickly.
"Nothing more' they said after a
while. "Except this piece of paper."
There was a sudden movement on
Zaboleff's part instantly suppressed,
but not quite quick enough.
"Injudicious," said the leader
quietly. "Memory is better. An ad
dress, I see No. 5 Green Street, Hox-
ton. A salubrious neighborhood, with
which I am indifferently acquainted.
Ah! I see my violent friend has re
covered." He glanced at Flash Jim,
who was sitting up dazedly, rubbing
the back of his head. "Number 4
There was a slight struggle, and
Flash Jim lay back peacefully un
conscious, while a faint smell of
chloroform filled the room.
'And now I think we will go. A
most successful evening."
"What are you going to do with
me, you scoundrel?" sputtered Wal
dock. I warn you that I have influ
ential friends who who will ask
questions in in parliament if you do
anything to me; who will go to Scot
"I can assure you, Mr. Waldock,
that I will make it my personal busi
ness to see that their natural cur
iosity is gratified," answered the lead
er suavely. "But for the present I
fear the three filthy Tags you edit
will haye to be content with the office
boy as their guiding light. And I
venture to think they will not suffer."
He made a sudden sign, and be
fore they realized what was happen
ing the two men were caught from
behind and gagged. The next instant
they were rushed through the door,
followed by Flash Jim. For a mo
ment or two the eyes of the leader
wandered around the now empty room
taking in every detail; then he step
ped forward and blew out the two
candles. The door closed gently be
hind him, and a couple of minutes
later two cars stole quietly away
from the broken-down gate along the
cart track. It was not until the lead
ing car turned carefully into the main
road that anyone spoke.
"Deuced awkward, the police being
The big man who was driving
"Perhaps," he returned. "Perhaps
not. Anyway, the more the merrier.
Flash Jim all right?"
"Sleeping like a child," answered
the other, peering into the body of
For about ten miles they drove on
in silence; then at a' main crossroads
the car pulled up and the big man
got out. The second car was right
behind, and for a few moments there
was a whispered conversation be
tween him and the other driver. He
glanced at Zaboleff and Waldock, who
appeared to be peacefully sleeping
on the back scat, and smiled grimly.
"Good nigh-t, old man, Report as
"Right," answered the driver. "So
The second car swung right-handed
and started northwards, while the
leader stood watching the vanishing
tail lamp. Then he returned to his
own seat, and soon the first begin
nings of outer London were reached.
And it was as they reached White-
chapel that the leader spoke again
with a note of suppressed excitement
in his voice.
"We're worrying 'em; we're worry
ing 'em badly. Otherwise they'd
never sent Zaboleff. He was too big
a man to risk, considering the po
lice." "It's the police that I am consid
ering," said hia companion.
The big man laughed.
"Leave that to me, old man! leave
that entirely to me."
(To Be Continued.)
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Eskelson, Mrs.
Ruth Barnett, Miss Gladys Benge and
Fred Benge were dinner guests on
Christmas day at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Benge in Heppner.
Grandma Booher spent the holi
days at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Tom Beymer, who lives on Hin
On Wednesday night, under the
direction of Mrs. Turner, Mrs. White
and Miss Vail, grade students of Lex-.
ington presented a cantata, "The
Night Before Christmas." A large
audience was pleasipgly entertained
for an hour or so by clever songs
and scenes which showed skill and
work on the part of both teachers
Mrs. Ruth Barnett of Walla Waila
accompanied by her nephew, Fred
Benge, from near Spokane, arrived
by auto on Thursday last to make
a Christmas visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Eph Eskelson.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Keller and family
enjoyed Christmas dinner in lone
with Mrs, Alice Keller, Mr. Keller's
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Munksrs and
sons motored from Salem in their
new Chrysler coach on Thursday of
last week. They are spending the
Christmas season pleasantly among
Lexington friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Slocum and
family drove to Arlington Friday
where they partook of the seaxon's
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Coupe . 675
Coach - . 695
Sedan , . 775
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Make the first down payment say $5 and we issue to
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If you now own a car, we will credit your Certificate
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Here is the simplest, safest, easiest, thriftiest way to buy
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Ferguson Chevrolet Co.
treatment They extend to their
ftienda sincere appreciation for their
timely help. ,
LOW ROUND TRIP FARES
FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Via Union Pacific between points
in Idaho, Oregon and Washington,
Sale dates, December 18, 19, 22, 23, 24
and December SO and 81; return limit
January 4, 1926. For further partlcu-
FOR SALE At reasonable price, a
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ords. See W. T. McRoberta.
You'll love Jackie Coogan in THE
RAG MAN, tonight and Friday.
Lon Chaney in THE PHANTOM OF
THE OPERA, January 10 and 11.
sent with a
hearty and sincere
for your continued good will
and patronage .
Plumbing, Implements &
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, Dec. 31-Jan. 1
JACKIE COOGAN in
"THE RAG MAN"
As real' as life, this great child actor brings to you a
story of a city waif that will draw your tears and win
your hearty laughter. Not since The Kid Jackie ap
peared in a more human and lovable picture.
Also "ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA"
one of the Hysterical History comedies, and
"THE RIDDLE RIDER"
SATURDAY, JANUARY 2: ;
GEORGE O'BRIEN in .
Supported by Billie Dove, Cleo Madison and Harry
T. Morey, from the story by Robert W. Service. A thrill
play of thrills which play on the heart-strings. Adven
tures galore. '
Also Arthur Lake in "NOBODY WINS"
SUNDAY and MONDAY, JAN. 3 and 4t
' TOM MOORE and EDITH ROBERTS in .
'ON THIN ICE"
From the story, The Dear Pretender, by Darryl Francis
Zanuck. A tale of a fortune, love and a crime, spiced
with fun. Also two reel comedy, -
"ITCHING FOR REVENGE"
TUES. and WEDS., JAN. 5 and 6:
BETTY COMPSON and JACK HOLT in '
. - "EVE'S SECRET"
Based on Elsie Ferguson's bgi Broadway stage hit, The
Moon Flower. The story of a beautiful siren and the
men who learned about women from her. Two big stars
and a cast of favorites. Eve told it to Adam We'll tell
it to you. -
Also REGINALD DENNY irt '
COLUMBIA THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
One of the Leather Pushers.
Geoi O'Brien and Dorothy Mackaill in THE PAINT
ED LADY. ' .
Richard Dix in THE SHOCK PUNCH.
,Lon Chaney in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Alice Joyce and Mary Brian in THE LITTLE FRENCH
QUALITY AT L O W CO ST