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Volume 42, Number 47.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 1926
Subscription $2.00 a Year
In State Trap Shoot
On the Conference
By A. B. CHAPIN
FEBRUARY 22, 1732
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Eastern Oregon Wheat
League Outgrowth of
Meeting at Moro.
TALK OF ALL PHASES
Five Separate Group Discussed
Many Angles of Industry; Full
Report Will be Made.
Three days of intensive study and
deliberation over the one subject of
wheat ended at Moro Saturday when
the 250 wheat growers and scores of
other representatives of agencies con
cerned adjourned the sessions of the
wheat growers economic conference,
It is too soon even for those in
charge to estimate the ultimate value
of this conference sponsored by the
extension service of Oregon Agricul
tural college, though the purpose of
arriving at conclusions representing
the combined thought and information
of all elements in the wheat situa
tion was accomplished.
Reports covering 80 typewritten
pages were adopted on world supply
and demand, wheat handling and mar
keting, farm management, tillage and
production, and 'finance and credit.
These will now be compiled and print
ed by the college for the use of every
interested person. i
As a by-product of the conference,
there was organised the "Eastern Or
egon Wheat League" one of the pur
poses of which is to Bee that the
value of the conference is not lost
through lack of its findings being
carried to the people.
Membership in the new organiza
tion extends over the 11 principal
wheat counties in this section of the
state. Officers elected were: presi
dent, F. B. Ingels, Dufur; vice-president,
Charles B. Cox, Heppner; and
secretary-treasurer, Harry B. Pinker
ton, Moro. With the creation of the
new body which is to be both protec
tive and constructive, the Wheat Ex
port League w'as dissolved in its fa
vor. An executive committeeman
from each of the 11 counties was cho
sen, J. 0. Turner being the Morrow
Great interest was manifest in the
work of the wheat handling commit
tee. Its sessions being largely at
tended by those interested in grading,
inspection, freight rates, and related
questions. A more equitable system
of discounts was advocated by this
group, while the state inspection ser
vice got a clean bill of health after
complaints were thoroughly aired.
All facts on these and scores of other
subjects considered by this and the
other four groups will be included in
the printed report of the conference
which will be ready for free distribu
tion in about six weeks, by the' col
lege. Twenty-three tillage and production
practices were agreed upon us being
the best for this territory by growers
in the tillage committee who also
agreed that high acre yields 'are nec
essary in keeping production' coats
down. Some of these rules, still fur
ther "boiled down" than as placed in
the report are as follows:
Stubble should never be, burned in
the fall and should be turned under
where possible; disking stubble
ground in the fall usually reduces
yield, though spring disking pays if
late plowing is necessary; plowing
6 to 8 inches deep is more profitable
than deeper plowing; harrowing
should follow plowing within a week
or ten days; spring wheat should al
ways be sown early; best varieties
for winter are hybrid 128, turkey red
and fortyfold, and for spring, federa-
, tion, hard federation, and early baart,
depending on locality.
The farm management group decid
ed that sidelines of sheep, hogs, poul
try and cattle are practical and prof
itable on those wheat farms where
waste feeds are available, where there
is land not suitable for wheat, and
where there is labor available for
handling the side line. It also gives
warning of an impending shortage of
work horses and mules unless raising
of colts is resumed on a larger scale
The world supply and demand group
obtained the passage of a resolution
asking' a revision of grain freight
rates to make them compare with
those in Canada, in spite of objections
of railroad men present who said
government subsidy and contract was
responsible for the low - Canadian
rates. The finance and credit group
advocated among other things, use
of the federal intermediate credit
bank to obtain lower interest rates
on crop loans.
The lambing season is now on in
full blast at Cecil and near Heppner
Junction, where the mild weather con
ditions and plenty of good alfalfa hay
maKe early mm Ding practical, in
bands of Krebs Bros., R. A. Thomp
son, Hynd Bros., at "Cecil, and Jess
Deos at Willows are each making
snlendid lambing and the average will
be high. Up Willow creek towards
lone, the bands of Ellis Minor are
now beginning the season with a fine
Because of the newspaper men's
conference being held at Eugene Frl
day and Saturday of this week, the
G: T. is out a little early, our force
leaving ealy this morning for the col
lege city to take in the meeting.
Spencer Crawford, foreman, and Jas
per Crawford, machine operator, ac
companied by their sister, Miss Mary
Crawford, compose the G. T. party.
' To' date the Heppner Rod and Gun
club stands undefeated in the state
telegraphic shoot being conducted by
the Portland Oregonian. Last Sun
day the locals vanquished Astoria
and Bend, the first by a score of 73
72 and the latter .73-67, and again
tied with Roseburg. ' Hillsboro, Salem,
Eugene and Coquille have the other
undefeated teams, with whom Hepp
ner is tied for top honors. Perfect
scores of 75 were turned in last Sun
day by Salem, Eugene and Portland.
The shooters making the local team
were L. Van Marter, making the only
perfect score to date for the locals,
25; Lou Bisbee, 24, and Gay Ander
Other scores made at the local traps
Sunday were C. H. Latourell 23, Frank
Shively 23, Adam Knoblock 23, A. D.
McMurdo 22, L. A. Doolittle 22, Chas.
Vaughn 21, A. Bowker 21, B. P. Stone
19, A. Olson 18, E. E. Clark 18, 1. V.
Crawford 18, L. L. Gilliam 17, K. K.
Mahoney 16, B. Gaunt 16, Harry Dun
can 13. , ,
Next Sunday the locals shoot
against Corvallis, besides ain con
testing a tie with Roseburg.
Scarlet Fever Present
Among Children of City
Dr. A. H. Johnston, county health
officer, is authority for the statement
that scarlet fever is present in this
city, and that there are now a num
ber of cases under quarantine. It is
true that these cases have not been
vey severe, but the health officer feels
that all precaution should be exer
cised just the same, as malignant
cases can easily develop.
His warning is given at this time
that all parents may watch their
children closely for fever, sore throat
and rash, or other symptoms of the
disease. Should more cases develop,
it will be necessary to close the
schools, and it is hoped that the prop
er care on the part of those nfflicted
as well as all others will make this
STRAND BAND HERE MARCH 3.
One of the features of the appear
ance of Koy Uorr and his atrand
Band here at the Star theatre Wed
nesday, March 3, will be the ballad
singing of, Edwin B. Rivers, soloist
with this well-known group of musi
cians on their present triumphant Pa
cific coast tour.
Rivers, while not possessed of a
big, booming voice, nor claiming to
be a second Caruso, is nevertheless
gifted with a pleasing personality
nd a happy knack of "selling his
songs which always makes his worn
pleasant addition to the melody
making of these syncopators.
Jazz numbers and ballads alike will
be rendered by this youthful tenor
when the Strand organisation appears
here. While the band itself has a
delightful roundelay of classics, sym
phonic jazz, and real '.'red-hot blues
blowing" to purvey.
Their. engagement at the Star thea
tre promises to be one of the musical
treats of the season in this city and
Manager Sigsbee is to be congratu
lated on his having booked this splen
did aggregation. The band will also
give a dance after the show in the
AUTO TURNS TURTLE.
Mr.-and Mrs. Will Kirk met with
an accidit on Sunday evening which,
fortunately, did not result very ser
iously to either of them, Mr. Kirk
had a call to go down the highway
below Rhea Siding to aid the stage
of O. H. McPherrin which was in
reed of a new tire from the Cohn
Auto Co. Taking a Ford car from
the garage, Mr. Kirk and wife pro
ceeded down the highway. It was
dark, and on going as far as Rhea
Siding and not running onto the stage,
Mr. Kirk concluded he must have
missed the stage, and in turning about
went over the -edge of the highway.
The car turned over in the ditch,
pinning the occupants undrcneath, in
which position they had to remain for
about an hour and a half before re
lief reached them. Neither were ser
iously hurt, though Mr. Kirk had to
remain in bed for a day because of
Injuries to his back. The car was
held by a barbed wire fence on which
it struck and kept from settling down,
otherwise the results might have been
far more serious. .
FAILING LifiHTS CAUSE ACCIDENT
Willie McDaid of Juniper Canyon
was prhned under an overturned car
about five miles west of Echo on the
Butter Creek highway Feb. 6th, but
through the efforts of Dan Doherty
was released without serious injuries.
Doherty was driving when the lights
suddenly went out, causing the car
to swerve from the road and upset.
Doherty crawled out through the top,
but he had to lift the car to release
his companion. He walked to Echo
and secured medical aid for McDaid.
Echo News, .
Saturday Matinee at Star Theater;
"THE GREAT LOVE," the story of a
man, a girl and an elephant. Funnier
than a 3-ring circus. Pictures start
Mrs. C. N. Jones had the misfortune
to slip and full while descending some
steps at the Jones home on Monday
afternoon, and fell in such a manner
that; her right leg was broken just
above the ankle, She was hurried to
the office of Dr. McMurdo, who re
duced the fracture.
Saturday Matinee at Star Theater
"THE GREAT LOVE," the story of a
man, a girl and an elephant. Funnier
than a 3-ring circus. Pictures start
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Missus wary say she ffwiws '
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ROLLING SEA AND
SAILOR LORE, ECHO
OF MAID AND MIDDY
High School Operetta Cast Rapid
ly. Perfecting Parts For
"O they sing of a life at sea
With the salt winds blowing free,
And the waters blue
And a lively crew "
One can almost taste the saltOf
the sea by just listening to the mem
bers of the cast of the high school
operetta "The Maid and the Middy"
as they practice their songs and lines
each afternoon and evening in the
While quite different from last
year's musical comedy "Crimson Eye
brows," "The Maid and the Middy"
leaves nothing to be desired in the
way of a most enjoyable presentation
of this sort. Sea songs and sea ways
are always fascinating even to the
most confirmed "landlubber," and this
particular assortment is quite in a
class by itself among melodies of the'1
briny. There is an unmistakable echo
of the rolling main and tropical isles,
though the actual scene'of the stoTy
is ao near home as a modern Ameri
can boat club on racing day.
Each'of the rather large number of
characters has a distinctive part to
play, and each seems to be aware of
the fact and hence is showing up un
usually well as an exponent of that
type. Duck Lee as the Spanish count,
Crocket Sprouls as Dawson, the farm
er, and Marjorie Clark and Earl Mcr
ritt an the title roles are especially
good. And of course one must not.
The complete cast is:
Billy, the middy, attached to the
Dreadnought," Earl Merritt; Daw
son, retired farmer, Crocket Sprouls;
the count, a Spanish gentleman, Duck
Lee; Evans, master of ceremonies at
the boat club, Jim Thomson; Fitz, of
the boat club's house committee, El
lis Thomson; Captain Dasher, in com
mand of the ship, John Turner; Boun
der, champion oarsman of the club,
Harold Evans; Young Slimsqn, as thin
as his name, Bob Tash; a boat club
attendant, Gerald Slocum; Valerie
Vane, the maid, Marjorie Clark; Mrs.
Gaily, an attractive widow, Patricia
Mahoney; Alice, Maud and Phyllis
friends of Valerie, Muriel Cason,
Louise Thomson, and Zaida Tash; and
Anita, the cause of the trouble, one
might almost say the heroine of the
Miss Denn and Mr. Smith are coach
ing the songs and lines and direct
ing the whole presentation. Mrs. Ha
old Cohn has charge of the dancing
and Miss Miller of the costumes.
K. OF P. INSTALL OFFICERS.
The newly elected officers of Doric
lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias of
thiB city, were duly installed at the
meeting of the lodge Tuesday night.
Those installed were: Jasper Craw
ford, Chancellor Commander; Edw,
Clark, Vice Chancellor; Earl Merritt,
Master at Arms; Carl Cason, Prelate;
W; O. Dix, Master of Work; O. O. Ed
wards, Keeper of Records and Seal
and Master of Finance; Charles
Thomson, Master of Exchequer; Aus
tin Smith, Inner Guard; Johnny Hiatt,
Outer Guard. The lodge also voted
to celebrate its 62nd anniversary
which occurs February 19, on the
evening of March 2. This will be at
open meeting with a program and ban
quet, and all Knights and their ladies
0. B, Robertson, state bank exam
iner, was a visitor in Heppner for a
short time Wednesday, while attend
ing to offlflal business,
P. T. A. Will Serve
Chicken Dinner Mar. 3
The Patron-Teacher association is
arranging to serve a big chicken din
ner at Hotel Heppner dining room
on the evening of Wednesday, March
This meeting, besides being one for
the purpose of raising some much
needed funds 'or the work of the as
sociation, will also take the place of
the customary yearly evening gath
ering of the P. T. A., planned for the
bringing together of the daddies and
others interested, but whose work is
such that they are prevented from
having a part in the regular after
noon meetings. This will give them
the opportunity to meet' in a social
way and enjoy the program along
with two vital forces cooperating for
the very best educational program
for the boys and girls of this school
district the parents and teachers.
The subject for March is "Physical
Education," the importance of which
s apparent to all. That our facilities
for such training are almost wholly
lacking, and what we may do . to rem
edy this situation, will be discussed
by our local orntors, over'a. fine chick
en dinner, served by our efficient do
mestic science instructor, Miss Mil-
er. and her capable corps of assist
ants, the high school girls and boys.
This is a community aiTair. The en
tire community is contributing this
dinner so let us make it a success.
Hold this date open, March 3rd, 6:15
rc, Press Correspondent.
MARY D. McHALEY.
Mary D. (Gibson) McHaley was
born in the state of Missouri, and
when just baby came to Oregon
with her parents who crossed the
nlains in 1848 and settled in the Wil
lamette va ev near turner, wneren
Mrs. McHaley was reared and grew to ,
womanhood. She was married to
James H. McHaley in May, 1868, at
the age of 20, and they came to East
ern Oregon a little later and settled
on Three Mile creek in Wasco coun
ty, south of The Dalls. About the
vear 1874 they removed to Grant
county where Mr. McII. ley settled on
homestead near Monument, tnis
place being the present home of Jheir
adopted son, Dempsey Boyer.
Here they followed stocuraising lor
many years, Mr. Mcli uey becoming
one of the most extensive sneep anu
cattle ranchers of Gr.-.nt county, and
during which time he preatly extend
ed his land ownings.
It was some 35 years ago when they
purchsacd property in Heppner, but
they did not take up iheir residence
here permanently until a few years
after that, and this rity was their
home until the death of Mr. McHaley
on the 23rd day of February, 1913,
Mrs. McHaley then made her home for
the greater part of the time at rou
land and Turner, and during the past
two years or more h.ia lived at Sa
lem, which city was her home at the
time of her death on Feb. J3, 1926.
To Mr. and Mrs. McHaley two sons
were born. These died in infancy.
An adented daughter, Amy, passed
away at the family home in this city
in February. 1919.
Funeral services for Mrs. McHaley
were held st the grave here at 10:30
on Saturduy morning. Milton W.
Bower, pastor of the Christian church
officiated, and the remaina were laid
to rest beside the loved ones who
had passed on before.
EYE SPECIALIST FEB. 24TH.
Dr. Clarke will be in Heppner all
day and evening, Wednesday, Feb.
24th, at the Hotel Heppner. Those
having eye trouble should see him.
Clarke & Strum Optical Co., Mer-
I chants Trust Building, Portland, Ore,
Active" campaigning for the sale of
the Hehisch will be begun by the end
of the week by several student body
live-wires who have been organized
into a flying squadron to take advance
orders for the copies. A deposit will
be required to reserve a copy of the
yearbook, and only copies ordered and
partly paid for in advance will be
printed. This plan haB been adopted
to insure the financial success of the
book. Members of the sales commit
tee are Earl Ayers, Marjorie Clark,
Aura Gentry, Zaida Tash, Joe Bros-
nan, Terrel Benge, Dorothy Herren,
Mary Case and Howard McDuffee. The
person selling the greatest number
will receive an enviable reward.
A basketball tournament will be
held' February 25, 26 and 27 at Mil-ton-Freewater,
with lone, Pendleton,
Hermiston, Adams, McLaughlin, Ath
ena, Helix, Echo, Weston, Umatilla,
Pilot Rock, Stanfield and Lexington
taking part. Heppner will be unable
to send contestants this year because
of the depleted condition of the stu
dent body treasury.
The winner of the tournament will
be decided by a process of elimina
tion. Coach Bohler of Washington
State college will referee the games.
B. R. Finch of Heppner will be as
A new librarian has been selected
to fill the first period in the morning.
As freshmen were the only ones hav
ing this period vacant, Roderick
Thomson was chosen as alternate for
Irene Peck by Margaret Prophet,
head librarian, to fill the position.
Fire drill practico has been held in
the high school every afternoon that
the weather has been favorable. The
first time the student body officially
tried the new device more than ten
minutes passed between the time the
first student left and the last one re
turned. The second time they were all
down in a little over four minutes,
and the last time slightly more than
three minutes were needed. The en
tire student body stands and disap
pears down the "hopper" by rows. As
soon as the ground is reached each
person hurries back up via the stairs.
In honor of Washington's birthday
school will be dismsised at noon Mon
day, following an address to be given
Monday morning in the assembly by
S. E. Notson, chairman of the school
The "Heppnerian," official organ of
the Heppnerian literary society, will
be off the "press" again this week,
and copies will be on sale st Gordon's
confectionery Friday at one o'clock,
and at the Star theater before and
after the show Friday night. Five
cents is the sum required in exchange
for 'the latest news of town and
A commercial club was organized
this week by the boys of the book
keeping class. Their first meeting
was held Friday, Duck Lee acting as
A Basketball game was played be
twecn the Heppner and Lexington
high school girls' team February 12.
The score was 30 to 2 in favor of
Lexington. The following girls made
the trip to Lexington: Hazel McDaid
Margaret Prophet, Shirley Prophet,
Mary Ritchie, Joy Erwin, Irene Lov
grcn, Aura Gentry. Edmund Bristow
refereed. Lexington won the boys'
gome also. The next g;ime will be
the boys' contest with Arlington Sat
urday night. February 20, on the
Born, at The Dalles hospital on Feb,
12, 1926, to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Freund
of that city, a 6 14 -pound daughter
Mib. Freund was formerly Miss Ids
Stevenson of this city.
Banker W. P. Mahoney spent Thurs
day and Friday at Moro in attendance
on the wheat conference. Going with
him from here were Judge Benge, C.
N. Jones and John H. Padberg, prom
inent wheat raisers of this locality,
who also took an active part in the
deliberations of the conference.
Dwight Misner, extensive producer
of wheat in the lone section was ac
companied to the wheat conference at
Moro the past week by A. A. McCabe
of Rhea creek who, besides being a
successful wheat grower, is now ven
turing into the sheep game. These
men took a lot of interest in the pro
ceedings at Moro, Mr. Misner being
called upon to explain his process of
horse farming, which he does with big
teams of horses, accomplishing what
others undertake with large tractors.
George N. Peck and W. H. Padberg
were Lexington whoatraisers tnat
took in the Moro meeting last week.
While Billy could not get up and
make a public address before his
group, he could tell them how it was
done, because he has had years of
large experience in dry land farming
in this county and it has been valu
able. Both Peck and Padberg came
away from the conference singing
its praises, stating that their only re
gret was that more of their neigh
bors could not take the time' to at
tend such a valuable meeting.
Chas. Cox, Jeff Jones and O. C.
Wageman took in every bit of the
Moro wheat conference. -Cox and
Wageman spent the most of their time
with the group on farm management,
while Mr. Jones was a factor in the
finance and credit group. Charley
was also honored in being chosen
vice-president of he Eastern Oregon
Wheat league. Mr. Cox' has been
somewhat prominent in graingrowers'
meetings and organizations, and he
found numerous friends and acquaint
ances at Moro.'.
J. O. Turner and Harvey Miller
took time off to take in the confer
ence and spent the entire three days
at Moro. Mr. Turner will serve as
Morrow county's representative on
the board of directors of the newly
formed league. These men both ex
press themselves as well pleased with
the entire proceedings and feel that
the time taken from their work was
Roger Morse, county agent, had a
prominent place in all the delibera
tions of the farm management group
of which he was secretary, and a for
mer Morrow county farmer, E. M.
Hulden, was chairman. Prof. H. D
Seudder and R. S. Besse of the farm
management department of 0. A. C.
were also very efficient assistants and
leaders in the discussions in this
group,, which the editor of this paper
chose to attend while at the confer
ence. The vast amount of data that
the college has been gathering for
several years past was made use of
by the professors from 0. A. C. and
as was the case in the various groups.
this data was found very useful in
getting at the bottom of things. Be
sides t V. Crawford . from Heppner,
Chas. Erwin' of lone went along with
Mr. Morse and spent his time with
the tillage and production group, of
which he was a member, along with
Dwight Misner.. It was not possible
for one to attend each group meeting,
so the group in which one was most
interested was the one that claimed
While at Moro the editor of this
paper enjoyed fraternizing with Edi
tor Ireland of the Sherman County
Observer, and Editor Currey of the
Arlington Bulletin, each taking a lit
tie, time off from the conference to
talk shop and renew acquaintance.
It had been a good many years since
we met Mr. Ireland in the state press
association meeting in Portland.
On Thursday evening at the Moro
theater the citizens of Sherman coun
ty and the visiting members of the
wheat conference were entertained
and enlightened by a splendid address
by W. J. Spillman, consulting econo
mist of the United States Department
of Agriculture, on the subject "The
World Wheat Situation and the Amer
ican Farmer." Dr. Spillman is a
very entertaining speaKer and nis
subject was well handled. He has
within the past year studied, the sit
uation of the wheatgrower in the
Northwest and the benefits of this
study were handed out to the farm
ers of his audienc who did not fail
to get from the address much that
will prove of profit. Dr. Spillman re
mained until the close of the confer
ence and made talks before the var
ious groups, though his special work
was with the group considering the
world supply and demand.
Friday evening was given over to
Governor Pierce, who delivered Ms
address on Lincoln and was greeted
with a packed house. The governor
is especially good when handling this
subject and he held the audience in
closest attention while he recited the
events of the life of the Great Eman
cipator. Mr. Pierce has a happy way
of taking hold of an audience, and the
address was punctuated by numerous
rounds of applause as he brought to
the minds of his henrera the many
outstanding choracteristics in the life
of Lincoln. As a student of history,
Governor Pierce stands in the front
rank, and no one can fail to be inter
ested when he delivers this Lincoln
address, wherein he not only displays
his ability as an orator, but has per
fect memory of the chronological
events in the life of the man that he
characterized as "The Greatest
Snturdav Matinee at Star Theater;
"THE GREAT LOVE," the story of a
man, avirl and an elephant. Funnier
than a J-riug circus. Pictures start
By Arthur Brisbane.
Eating Hard Coal.
Heaviest Baby Lamb.
Poodles. 2 and 4 Legs.
Bur bank an Infidel?
Failure of another effort to end the
coal strike brings coal so much nearer
to control by the Government. Coal
under ground is owned by individuals -only
through public cdnsent Every
thing that represents absolute public
necessity (air, water, coal, railroads)
must naturally be subject to public
Mine owners are said by union
leaders to be forcing a practical
lockout. The unions brought tiouble
on themselves in the beginning by
defiant refusal of arbitration.
Unions and owners are working
here as they have done in England
toward Government control of mines.
It will come in England before long. .
It will come here eventually. The
people will not forever consent to
shiver, while "capital and labor" fight
about the terms on which the people
may have heat. .
The heaviest new born lamb on
record arrives on the farm of Robert
Magee in Michigan, weighing fourteen
The new born cub of a 500-pound
bear weighs only a few ounces, and
the mother is usually sound asleep,
in late winter, when her baby Is born.
Why should nature inflict on deli
cate human mothers infants weighing
twelve pounds and more? , An Italian
doctor believes that the right diet for
the mother would make the new baby
much lighter and stronger and child
birth much easier.
The fattest, heaviest baby is not
necessarily the best v .
Profits on the Pennsylvania Rail
road for one year reach a "peak," for
all time, more than $100,000,000.
This, and increasing railroad prof
its everywhere, should gain a friendly
hearing and better pay for railroad
To raise the pay of millions of men ,
would cost hundreds of millions
year. But that is the scale we are
now geared up to, nationally, and the
hundreds of millions would be poured
back into general prosperity, the rail
roads getting their share.
Husbands are gradually losing their
ancient "rights." The marriage ser
vice no longer makes woman promise
to obey. English law no longer per
mits a man to beat his wife "with a
stick no bigger around than his
thumb." A Russian husband no long
er beats his wife gently on their mar
riage day to prove that he is boss.
And now a wife gets her divorce with
cash alimony simply because the hus
band, during the past eight years, has
had a way of calling her in the morn
ing by throwing cold water on her as
she lay in bed at 1. An occasional,
not frequent beating, added to the ef
fect of the cold water.
An expert says poodles and other
lap dogs "go mad" oftener than dogs
that take more exercise. Another ex
pert, friendly to poodles, says that
isn't so. One thing IS certain, HU
MAN poodles, petted and pampered by
inherited money, go mad, or lose their
balance much more quickly than those
that work for a living. See the di
vorce and "high class" crime news
in your daily newspapers.
Luther Burbank in a San Francisco
pulpit gives more information con
cerning his Views on a Supreme Be
ing. He says he is an infidel, but
believes in God. Of course he doesn't
KNOW that he is an infidel, and he
can't tell whether he believes in God
qr not. "Belief" is a word used com
monly to describe a mental habit.
As to the existence of a Supreme
Being, the belief of individuals from
Thales to the Mahatma Gandhi, is
about as important as the beliefs of
so many hoptoads speculating on the
nature, power and purposes of a pass
ing nirnlan. WA rinn t vpn know
positively that we exist, and haven't
the vaguest idea how or WHY we ex-
st. Our abstract speculations are
foolish, but we can't help trying.
METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
In the absence of the pastor, E. C.
Alford, who is at Fossil assisting Rev.
Oscar Payne in revival services, the
pulpit of the Methodist Community
church will be filled next Sunday by
Rev. Graham of Hermiston, Anyone
without a church home, and "strang
ers within our gates" will find a
cordial welcome to all our services.
Fresh fancy box candy. Gordon's.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
We have used a Case Combined
Harvester for the past three years
and cut approximately two thousand
acres, and are well pleased with the
performance of the Case. We have
only expended about twenty dollars
for repairs during this time and it
is ready to start next year's cutting.
It does a clean job of threshing and
puts it all in the sack.
We have been well satisfied with
the Case machine in every way.
adv. Signed, JEF JONES ft SON.