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Oreeon Historical Society,
Volume 43, Number 5.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Apr. 29, 1926
Subscription $2.00 a Year
TEAM IN SHOOT-
BIG FUN FROLIC,
By A. B. CHAPIN
OFF AT PORTLAND
SET BY STUDENTS
HELIX GRABS DUEL
Invading Twirler Won
Own Game By Lone
Tally Here Sunday.
LA GRANDE IS NEXT
Locals Will Appear at Union Seat
Coming Sunday In New Uni
forms; Roberts in Box.
Moundsman Fierce of Helix won
his own ball game on the local dia
mond Sunday when he scored the only
marker of the game. It happened In
Helix's third time at bat. Pierce
was passed down to first by Roberts,
went second on Lewellyn's single,
stayed put while Kendall fanned, took
third on King's out, and scored on
a single by Tate. Alsfrush ended
the inning when he was cut off at
first on a grounder. Throughout, the
game was a pitcher's battle, and both
Pierce and Roberts had their oppo
nents fanning the breeze most of the
time, the former sitting down 12 bat
ters via the strike-out route, and the
Heppner's stock jumped above par
but few times. . The first time un.
Finch, lead-off, bagged a single, and
prospects looked bright. Woods came
up and fanned. Finch to second on
Cason's grounder, and Cason safe on
first. One out and two men on bases,
when pitcher Pierce bowed his neck
and struck-out Van Marter and Mc
Arthur. This is the tell-tale story all
the way through when cither side
as fortunate enough to get runners
on bases, with the exception of the
Paul Aiken made the hearts of
local fans stop beating for a minute
in the fifth when ho clouted a two
base blow into deep left field, but
with two gone and none on base, it
proved useless when Finch followed
with the third out. Catcher Finch
wielded the heaviest stick of the day,
however, with two of Heppner's four
hits hung up by his bat in four times
up. He also got the only stolen base
ef the game. F. .Mercer was umpire.
Statistics of game follow:
HELIX AB H R E SO
Lewellyn, 2 S 1 0 0 1
Kendall, c 4 10.0 1
King, 1 4 0 0 0 1
Tate, 3 4 10 0 2
Alsfrush, m 4 0 0 0 2
Stull, 1 3 0 0 0 1
'Mitchell, 1 1 0 0 0 1
Albee, r 3 0 0 0 1
Nelson, s 8 0 0 0 1
Pierce, p 2 0 10 1
Totals 31 3 1 0 14
Batted for Stull In ninth.
AB H R E SO
Finch, c 4 2 0 0 0
Woods, 1 3 0 0 1 2
Cason, 3 4 10 0 1
VanMarter, 2 4 fl 0 0 8
McArthur, m 4 0 0 0 2
Roberts, p 4 0 0 0 2
R. Ferguson, s 3 0 0 0 0
F. Gentry, r 3 0 0 0 0
J. Crawford, 1 1 0 0 0 1
P. Akins, 1 2 10 0 1
Totals 32 4 0 1 12
Outfitted in brand new blue and
white uniforms the Heppner club
journeys to La Grande next Sunday,
where they hope to take the 60 per
cent of the gate receipts which goes
to the winner. The boys are work
ing hard this week, and improving
their form materially. Stress is be
ing laid on the batting practice, as
this has been their weakest depart
ment so far this season. Fred Roberts
will fill the pitcher's box Bgain Sun
day, and it is predicted that, if he
goes like he did last week, the La
Grande team will have a hard time
finding the pellet.
The new uniforms were ordered
the first of the week, and delivery
has been promised by Friday night.
These were secured through the gen
erosity of Heppner business men,
who are giving generous support to
the all-home team.
Elks Vanquish Knights
In Schedule Opener
A new twilight league schedule was
formed this week in fraternal ball
circles, and the Elks took a big lead
off Tuesday evening by defeating the
Knights, 19-1, in the opening five
inning fracas. Loose fielding on the
part of the Knights was largely re
sponsible for their victory.
The sensation of the game was
probably the home run of Bert Stone,
Elk second sacker, who popped a lit
tle fly into right field and trotted
around the bases when the ball hid
out on fielder Swindig in the high
grass. There were other thrilling
moments, however. Once Gay Ander
son, Elk, stole home. Again "Red"
Van Marter was caught napping off
second base by the Knights. All of
which helped the 'fans to enjoy an
otherwise one-sided game.
The schedule arranged calls for
two games to be played between each
two of the organiztions, and a cham
pionship gnme at the end between the
two league leaders. The remainder
of the schedule follows: Masons-Elks,
April 30; Knights-Masons, May 4;
Knights-Elks, May 7; Masons-Elks,
May 11; Knights-Masons, May 14.
This calls for two games a week, on
Tuesday and Friday evenings, All
games start promptly at 5 o'clock.
In Ninth Place at End of Oregon
ian Trap Tournament; Perfect
Score Made Last Sunday.
In the wind-up shoot of the Ore-
gonian's state-wide "telegraphic trap
shooting tournament last Sunday the
Heppner Rod and Gun club turned in
a perfect score, the second during
the tournament. Four men turned
in 25-straight Bcorcs, three of which
were recorded in the tournament.
They are Ohas. Latourell, Chas.
Vaughn, L. Van Marter and Albert
Bowker. Other good scores were also
made as may be noted from the list
The final record of the shoot shows
Heppner in ninth place among the
state clubs, being tied for that place
with Monitor. This entitles the local
club to representation in a big shoot
off to take place at Everding park,
Portland, May 16. The ten high clubs
in the late tournment are entitled
to place teams in this shoot. The
local team to take part will probably
be made up by Chas. Latourell, L.
Van Marter. Alhert BnwUr rh..
Vaughn, the men having the highest
overage scores in me tournament.
All men to shoot in the hnnt.nff
at Portland were automatically se
lected as navmg been on their club
teams most frequently.
ThoF.e whose nnmps nnnenrail ..n
the local club team in the Oreconian
are Chas. Latourell 7 times, Albeit
Bowker 4, L. Van Marter 5, Chas.
Vaughn 6, A. D. McMurdo 2, L. 10. Kis
bee 3, Gay M. Anderson 1, i. P. fj'.one
2, Frank Shively 2, E. E. Clark 1, L.
A. Doolittle 1, J. G. Cowins !, F. F.
Hillsboro took first plac; in the
tournament, ending with a straight
string of victories.
Scores of local club members iast
Sunday are L. E. Blsbee 22, A. Bowker
26, J. V. Crawford 21, L. A. Loolittle
23, C. H. Latourell 25, K. K. .Mnhoney
16, A. D. McMurdo 24, Martin KciJ 23,
Frank Shively 24, B. P. Stone 22,
Chas. Vaughn 25, L. Van Martur 25,
M. R. Fell 21. Each had 25 target?.
Tournament averages follow:
G. M. Anderson 175 .828
L. E. Bisbee 300 .873
A. Bowker 300 .907
E. E. Clark .. . 225 .867
J. V. Crawford 200 .745
Harry Duncan 260 .748
L. L. Gilliam 200 ,755
Bernie Gaunt 150 .720
L. A. Doolittle 200 .890
C. H. Latourell 275 ,956
K. K. Mahoney 100 .660
Adam Knoblock 125 .848
A. D. McMurdo 250 .904
Andrew Olson 225 .849
Martin Reid 75 ,933
Frank Shively 275 .865
B. P. Stone son sn
Chas. Vaughn 300 .930
T T .. .
u. van maner 300 .917
E. Bennett 200 .860
A. H. Johnston 125 .688
Sam Turner 25 .600
M. R. Fell 175 .760
Fred Farrior 7K 007
J. G. Cowins 100 .770
Lamb Market Shows
Some Activity Here
The sale of lambs on the Heppner
market looked up quite well the past
week when 7000 head of black faced
woollies were taken over by Frank
C. Oxman, Jr., buyer from Idaho, for
June and July delivery, The prices
ranged from $10.50 to $10.75 per hun
dred weight, which figures are up to
the market of 1925 and are consider
ed good by the local sheepmen.
Lambs of this breed are not very
extensively raised here, and the nur-
chases of Mr. Oxman clean up pretty
wen an tne stock available at this
point. Those selling were Krebs
Bros., of Cecil and Heppner, R. A.
Thompson, C. A. Minor, Ellis Minor
and W. P. Mahoney. These lambs are
all in excellent condition for the mar
ket and will weigh out pretty close
to the century mark at time of de
livery. Reports from the shearing pens is
that work Is progressing well. The
weather conditions have been ideal
and the wool clip is of very tine
quality and free from dirt. Shearing
is now well under way among the
sheepmen of this section.
Wool Men Take Interest
in Wheat and Wool Show
Much Interest is being shown by
sheepmen not only in Morrow coun
ty but by wool agencies outside the
county in the Morrow County Wool
and Grain show to be held at Hepp
ner this fall. Arrangements for a
cup to be given the best fleece shown
in addition to cash prizes of $lp, $7.50
and $5 for the beHt three fleeces in
fine, coarse and medium wools, are
Wool to be shown should be select
ed at shearing time, tied carefully,
sprinkled generously with naptho
lene powder and wrapped in paper.
Wool men not having suitable places
to keep the wool can bring it to the
county agent's office where it will be
stored until time for the show.
HEPPNER STUDENT WINS.
In a phone message this morning
to Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark, Miss
Mary Clark, student at U. of O., an
nounced that she had won out in the
race for Junior Woman on the Stu
dent Council. Miss Mary won in coin
petition with several others.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Farrior and
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Crawford visit
ed The Dalles on Sunday evening
where they attended the presentation
at the audiorium of the musical com
edy "No, No, Nanette." Among others
going down from here for the same
purpose were the Misses Annabel
Denn and Charlotte Newhouse, high
school teachers; Mr. and Mrs. Roger
Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Gay M. Ander
son, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Gemmell,
Miss Rubina Corrigall, Mrs. Frances
Rood and Harry Duncan.
Richard Peterson met with a mighty
painful accident last Tuesday eve
ning when he attempted to gather in
a swarm of bees. Having had no pre
vious experience along this line, he
says he went after them unprotected,
when they swarmed on him and used
exposed parts of his anatomy much
for the same purpose a pin cushion
is used. He was mighty sick for
a while, but was getting around again
Mrs. Bell Fulton, graduate nurse of
Pendleton, who was called to Heppner
as a special nurse for John Kilkenny,
Jr., returned home this morning with
Emery Gentry and wife, who had been
spending a few days in Heppner vis
iting the parents of Mr. Gentry, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Gentry.
John Kilkenny, Jr., underwent an
operation at the Heppner Surgical
hospital on Friday for appendicitis.
Dr. McMurdo performed the operation
and the local anesthetic was used. At
this time he is reported to be getting
There will be a special meeting of
Ruth Chapcr No. 32, O. E. S., on
Tuesday evening. May 4th, for the
purpose of initiation, and a good at
tendance of the membership is re
Some improvements were made at
the Morrow General hospital this
week when electric bells were In
stalled at the head of each bed by
Maurice Frye, electrician.
Marvin Brady, the little boy v,ho
wns bitten by a coyote more than a
week ago, had the stitches removed
on Monday and returned ot hib home
at Jordan Siding.
Mrs. Irving A. Mather came to
Heppner Sunday from her home at
Scappoose, Ore., and is visiting at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred' J. Nichoson of
lone arc the proud parents of a 9-lb.
daughter, born at their home in that
city on April 9. Dr. McMurdo was in
The O. E. S. social club will have
its regular meeting on Saturday af
ternoon, May 1. Hostesses will be
Mrs. Maurice Frye and Mrs. Alva
BOY WANTED About 18 years of
age to learn the garage and automo
bile business. Answer in own hand
writing. Box 356, Heppner, Ore.
. L. G. Westfall of The Dalles was
in the city over the week end for a
visit with Mrs. Westfall, head nurse
at the Morrow General hospital.
Mrs. Archie Ball of near Ion has
been spending the week with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P, Mnhoney,
in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bullard of Ions
spent Sunday in this "city, Mr. Bul
lard is the popular durggist of the
Dr. McMurdo reports the arrival of
a 9-lb. daughter at the home of Mt
and Mrs. Carl Leathers in lone, on
Hnrvey Scott, who has been under
the care of a physicin at the Morrow
General hospital, is slowly improving.
Young, frosh cows for sale, or will
trade for hogs. Frank S. Parker, near
For Dedication Service
The marking of the graves of the
pioneers buried at Wells Springs is
to be an event in which our people
are much interested. The dedicatory
service has been arranged, and the
following letter from Mrs. H. E. War
ren, of Portland, sets forth the pro
gram as arranged:
"The arrangements for the dedica
tion of the marker tq be placed at
Wells Springs in honor of Col. Gil
liam has been made, and the time
will be on June 6th, at about 2:30
"There will be a very interesting
program of historical papers given
by men of note, who are well inform
ed on the value to history of this spot.
The school children are invited to
be present and get this information,
also to assist in the singing of our
patriotic song, America. The Amer
ican Legion will be interested to
learn that the post at Dallas was
named for Col. Gilliam's great grand
son, who died of wounds received in
our late war. They are invited, also
the Indian war veterans and their
sons and daughters, pioneers, and the
"The American Legion of Heppner
will fire the salute to the memory of
the lamented Col. Gilliam.
"A basket dinner on the old camp
ing ground of our immigrant trains
would be very appropriate, where the
Old Trail still can be seen. This
may be planned for.
"We trust that this historic spot
and its history will be an inspiration
for a historical room or nook in the
schools of the county where the pio
neers' work and names will never die.
MRS. H. E. WARREN,
Chairman of Historic Spots,
Willamette Chapter, D. A. R."
TAKE A WALK?
In this dav of the internal romhua.
tion engine the query is much more
apt to be, "Take a ride?" Riding has
its advantages, but it also has its
detriments such as causing a ten
dency to be soft and flabby and even
a bit lazy. Walking is still the one
form of exercise that is fitted for old
and youne alike and has lastinc hen.
fits for all its devotees. It is then
a good figure now even as it was in
Bible times: where and how are you
"Walking With find" i tho
of the morning sermon at the Church
of Christ. The evening topic will be
Mysteries of the Gospel."
Those interested in the nrnmntinn
of the Vacation Daily Bible School
will meet at the church Sunday after
noon at 2:30.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
SENATOR TAYLOR VISITS.
Senator Henry J. Taylor of Pen
dleton, accompanied by Wm. Watten
berger of Echo, was a visitor here on
Saturday in the interest of Mr. Tay
lor s candidacy, The senator desires
to succeed himself in the office. He
has no opposition in the democratic
party but will be opposed in the gen
eral election this fall by Fred Kiddle,
of Island City, a young mn and for
merly state commander of tho Am.
erican Legion, and Mr. Taylor real
izes tnat in the contest Inter he will
have a more strenuous battle. Mr.
Taylor is greatly improved in health,
u fact which his friends here are
glad to note.
The locnl Boy Scouts had the first
hike of the season on last Saturdnv.
when all that could went for a day's
outing up Willow creek. Tho time
was spent in playing games and In
competition in rescue work. The boys
report a pleasant outing.
A baseball game was played last
Friday with Lexington on the home
field and again Heppner was defeated.
Until the beginning of the seventh in
ning the score stood 2-0 in Lexing
ton's favor. Then Heppner managed
to get in one run. In the eighth,
Lexington got five runs and in the
ninth 3 more. At the end of the game
the score stood 10-1 in favor of our
A tennis club has been organized
and a small fee is to be charged for
the purpose of buying lime to chalk
the lines with. The high school ten
nis court was completed Friday and
is now ready for use, but the rules
regulating the use of the court have
not been completed as yet but will
be drawn up soon by the club's mem
The sophomore class held a weinie
roast last Friday at Rhea creek, near
Oviatt's ranch. Miss Miller and Miss
Lawrence acted as chaperons.
' Four cars were secured to go in
They started about 6 o'clock and got
back about 9:30. AH who were pres
ent enjoyed themselves immensely.
Last Friday the junior class took
a day off from their studies and went
up to the mountains to enjoy the an
nual flunk day. At 5 a. m. they
climbed into cars and Mr. Ritchie's
truck and proceeded up near the old
mill on Big Butetr creek. Enough
food was taken to last a whole day
and they immediately cooked their
breakfast. The day was spent in hik
ing, fishing, playing baseball and oth
er games, and eating. After supper
they started home and arrived in town
bout 8:30 p. m. They were chaper
oned by Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Wightman
nnd Miss Simpson.
The juniros are working hard on
their carnival, which will be given
next week in the Fair pavilion. Plays
have been so numerous this year that
the juniors decided to give a carnival
The members of the senior class
are much elated at having received
their announcements and cards. Work
toward graduation is on in earnest
and several students are wondering
if they will have use for tho an
nouncements, with the general rise
The deciumntory contest which was
to be held May first has been post
poned because of a counter attrac
tion in town that night. The new
date set is May 8, and it is expected
to go over even bigger and better be
cause of the extra time for practice
thus allowed. Each grade school of
the county is entitled to four con
testants and each high school is en
titled to three.
Some of the students of Heppner
high who are trying out for it are
Fllis Thomson, Lois Reid, Bobbie Tur
ner, Duck Lee, Crocket Sprouls and
Evelyn Swindig. There will be a
number of others also.
The grades have a large number to
choose from, too. The contest will be
held in the high school auditorium
and an admission of 25c will be
charged in order to make the contest
The seniors held another weinie
roast last Friday night at the same
location that they had their previous
one. Many games were played, some
proving that the faculty should have
a pretty good ball team. As usual
the eats tasted like more and some
thing new was instituted when coffee
was drunk out of soda-pop bottles.
Special sales day at the Case Furni
ture Co. store. Closing out several
odd lines at unusual prices. 6-tf.
Public to Be Given Treat in Form
of "Classic Country Carni
val" at Fair Pavilion
The pep and gaiety of Rodeo week
will be revived in Heppner next Fri
day night, May 7, when the high
school junior class will stage a grand
orgy of fun and frolic under the
appropriate title of "The Junior Ju
bilee, a Classic Country Carnival."
The fair pavilion will provide the
setting for the entertainment, which
will be packed full of amusement for
young and old, fat and thin, weak
and strong, dark and light, rich and
poor well, to make a short story
long, there will be plenty for every
one to do and eat.
Such beguiling pastimes as watch
ing a native snake-charmer exercise
his wiles over the slimy reptiles; see
ing the antics of the wildest man in
captivity;- judging the prettiest baby
in the junior class, perhaps partici
pating in a prize "cow-drill," will be
provided for the interest and edifica
tion of Morrow county residents, who
will of course attend en masse. It
is even rumored about that Mr. Finch
and Leonard Schwarz will put on the
tumbling act with which they have
deiignted audiences practically all
over the state.
Of course there will will be Dink
lemonade gallons of it, and peanuts
and not dogs and all the other things
that tickle the palate of fun-lovers
the world over. Furthermore, the
juniors plan to have on hand plenty
m contetti to keep the crowd hilar
ious. Just by way of giving townspeople
a hint of the high quality of the
attractions to be presented during
the evening, present flans call for
a parade to be "pulled off" early in
the evening of the day of the seventh.
Proceeds of the jiibilee, carnival,
fun-fest, shindig, or whatever you
want to call it, will go to defray the
expenses of the annual junior-senior
banquet to be held the following week
when members of the third year class
will formally entertain for the pros
On the committee in charge of the
enetrtainment for next Friday night
are Ruth Furlong, Marjorie Clark and
Orrin Bisbee, general chairman, and
Lois Reid, head of stunts; Merle
Becket, head of ways and means, and
Delvin Adkins, head of publicity.
Miss Simpson is faculty advisor.
Mr. Gilliland Makes
Visit to This County
T. P. Gilliland, ex-judge of Uma
tilla county and a leading citizen of
the Pilot Rock section, who is a can
didate before the primaries in May
for the nomination on the republican
ticket for joint representative of
Morrow and Umatilla counties, was
a visitor in the county this week. Mr.
Gilliland came over to Hepjiner on
Wednesday, being accompanied by K
G. Warner, Alfred E. Smith, Herbert
Boylen and W. O. Staver, other prom
inent residents of his community.
The most of the day was spent in
Heppner, during which time Mr. Gilli
land made the acquaintance of many
of our people, the party visiting Lex
ington in the evening and returning
here for the night. Today they are
looking up the voters in lone and
For more than forty-three years
Mr. Gilliland has been engaged in
stockraising and farming at Pilot
Rock, and for several terms he was
county judge in Umatilla county. He
states that he has entered the race
for joint representative at the urgent
request of a very large number of
his friends in his home county, and
only after it became apparent that
Morrow county would not put for
ward a candidate, and he fully ex
pects to win the nomination. This
paper was glad to meet Mr. Gilliland
and form his acquaintance.
Veteran of Late War
Dies at Portland
From Wednesday's Portland Ore-
gonian the following account of the
death of a former Morrow county man,
Born and raised at Cecil where he was
well known for many years, is record
ed: Funeral services for James H. G.
Ewing, claims examiner and chairman
of the claims and rating board of the
veterans' bureau, who died suddenly
on Monday at the Veterans' hospital.
will be held today from the Fortmiller
chapel at Albany.
twing served 18 months during the
world war as a member of company
M, 162nd infantry, and was wounded
overseas. He was a graduate of the
Willamette University law school. He
is survived by his widow, formerly
Miss Hazel Hockensmith, of Albany,
and three sons.
WILL GIVE CARD PARTY.
Plans for the American Legion
Auxiliary card party to be given May
3rd are progressing nicely. The la
dies will appreciate it if all those
who expect to attend will kindly noti
fy Mrs. Paul Gemmell, so final ar
rangements may be made.
.Mrs. Dean T. Goodman has suffered
a relapse and is again being cared
for at the Morrow General hospital.
Wanted to Rent Small house in
Heppner, furnished or unfurnished.
Would buy some furniture. Inquire
this office. 4-5.
By Arthur Brisbane.
To Legalize Prizefights.
5 Installment Billions.
Land 3c Per Acre.
5,000,000 Radio Sets.
Chicago votes on the proposition
to make prize fighting legal. That is
the plain English of it. The intelli
gence and character of Chicago will
be reflected in the vote.
Prize fighting is brutality, gathers .
together criminals and spreads the
Prize fighting makes heroes of
thugs and lawbreakers, setting a false
example before growing boys.
It has been said that prize fighting
trains men "to be courageous and de
fend their country." Well known
American prize fighters, apparently
were all hiding under the bed when
the war broke out, or they gave les
sons to soldiers in camp, far from the
shooting. You cannot mention a
prize fight champion that volunteered
to fight for his country.
Prize fighting means violating the
law against assault and battery for
the sake of profit. A city voting for
it would disgrace itself.
This is written after seeing New
Orleans, with Colonel Ewing, boss of
the New Orleans States, as lecturer
The old French Cathedral is beau
tiful and the Cabildo, in which was
signed the Louisiana Purchase, is a
museum of American treasures and
memories, not equalled elsewhere.
We bought Louisiana, by the way,
a territory that reached north, from
the Gulf to the Great Lakes, for three
cents an acre, the world's record in
real estate bargains. "The First Con
sul of France," as Napoleon was then
called, must often wonder, in heaven.
why he did not hold on to that parcel.
Tha people bought five billion dol
lars' worth of goods on the install
ment plan in 1925, and some say, "We
are rushing into bankruptcy." But
don't worry. Money well spent by
those that can pay helps spender and
seller and hurts nobody.
If you want a piano, radio set, au-
tomobie and know that you can pay
for it, get it NOW and enjoy it while
The rich buy real estate and stocks
on installments. A good automobile
is worth more than a house.
The important thing is that install
ment business should be on a sound
basis, not encouraging extravagance,
charging excessive rates for time
payments, or encouraging a man with
a car, good for two or three years
more, to get rid of it prematurely and
glut the used car market.
What hurts is waste, not spending.
Chicago will build streets hollow
at the centre, higher at the curb, con
cave, instead of convex. Moisture will
run to the centre of the street, a more
sanitary, less expensive plan.
Men learn slowly. Needles were
used for 100,000 years before anybody
thought of putting an eye in the point
of the needle, thus making the sew
Mrs. Drake, vice-president of the
Child Study Association, says paren
tal instinct is disappearing. There
are no more "natural born parents."
There are still fortunately plenty of
natural born MOTHERS, millions of
It is not affection, but knowledge,
that mothers lack.
Five million radio sets in the Uni
ted States have 27,000,000 human be
ings listening in. Sad that so little
broadcasting is worth attention.
Science perfects the machinery, but
intelligence hasn't supplied worthy
material. But that will come. In fu
ture ages, the individual worth while
will have as personal following an au
dience of 100,000,000 or 600,000,000.
The written word will no longer com
pete. Ten million dollars' worth of oli
burned in California, two men killed.
Lightning caused two storage tanks
to explode. Those that spend money
on lightning rods will wonder how
valuable they really are. Cannot
scientists find a way, with high ten
sion wires or otherwise, to protect
oil wells and oil storage. How long
before great conductors escort the
lightning safely down from the clouds
and use it as it comes down? Edison
should work at that.
Mrs. R. F. Williams has returned
from an extended visit with her folks
at Mabon, Wash.
Dove Knight was taken to the hos
pital at Pendleton last week. He has
rneumonia, but is reported as being
considerably improved recently.
School program Saurday night of
Wayne Steward of Portland visited
the home folks over the week end.
Ralph Walpole of Yakima was here
Mrs. C. C. Grim was in Portland
cn business several days this week.
WANT TO HEAR from owner of
good farm or ranch for sale, R. Mc
Ewen, 410 N. Jeff., Mason City, Iowa.