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Volume 43, Number 14.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 1, 1926.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
BUT ONE DAY AWAY
Weather Prospects Bright
As Time Draws Near;
LINE-UP IS .COMPLETE
Baseball Games, Championship Wrest
ling, Boxing, Water Carnival, Pa
triotic Service Are Included.
Cooler weather this week favors
the American Legion Athletic Carni
val next Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day at Heppner. Local arrangements
have been completed, and with many
outside people planning on celebrating
here, the three-day clebration should
prove successful. All events for the
three days will come off as scheduled,
according to the latest word.
The Legion coffers were swelled to
the amount of $150 in concession
money this week, showing there will
be concessionaires on hand to help
take care of idle moments. Heppner
business houses will be closed on the
3rd from 1 to 6, and on the fifth from
10 to 6, go there will be ample oppor
tunity to do necessary shopping dur
ing lulls in the celebration.
Main attractions on the third will
be a baseball game between the Pen
dleton "Buckaroos" and the Heppner
club in the afternoon, and a cham
pionship wrestling match in the eve
ning between George Barnes, Wash
ington champion from Longview, and
Frank Pilling of Pendleton. Both of
these events will take place in front
of the new 1500-capacity grandstand
at Rodeo field. Stakes for the wrest
ling match, besides a (400 purse, will
be Barnes' $100 championship belt and
a belt belonging to Filling. In the
evening there will also be a big dance
at Heppner's open air pavilion, with
A union patriotic service is being
arranged by local churches for the
morning of the Fourth. In the af
ternoon the Heppner ball team will
play the Hcrmiston team, winners of
the Tri-County league flag, following
which will take place the water car
nival at the Legion natatorium. In
cluded in the nat events are racing,
diving, for both men and women, and
a beauty parade. Prizes are offered
for all events.
Included in the athletic events for
the morning of the fifth, to take place
on Main street, are the following:
potato race, 15 years or under, prizes
(2.50, $1.50; 50 yard dash, under 12,
$7.60, $1.60; 100 yard dash, under 18,
$3.00, $2.00; 100 yard dash, free for
all, $10.00; 3-legged race, $3.00, $2.00;
60 yard dash, girls under 14, $2.00,
$1.00; barrel race, under 15, $2.00.
$1.00. In the afternoon Heppner will
again play Hermiston at Rodeo field,
and in the evening a big smoker event
will be staged. Rocco Stramaglia and
Otto Robinson, two top-notch heavy
weight battlers head the card for this
event. A good bunch of preliminar
ies are also lined up. Dancing is
scheduled at the open air pavilion
again on the. fifth.
Those who wish to bring their own
lunches will be properly cared for In
the shade at the court house grove
and at the fair grounds. Plenty of
I'ood water may be had at both these
places. Rest rooms will also be pro
vided by business houses.
The Legion boys have arranged a
formidable lineup of entertainment
for the three-day celebration, and
Heppner business men have joined
them in extending hearty hospitality
to all Morrow county. You'll enjoy
every minute of it, they say.
A beautiful wedding was solemnized
nt the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Jar-
mon on Butter creek Sunday, June 20,
when their daughter, Anna Beryl, bo.
came the bride of Horace Thomas
Strong of Snn Jacinto, California
Both the bride and groom were grad
untes of Oregon Agricultural college
with the class of 1923. Mr. Strong is
a farmer. During tho past two years
his bride was a teacher in the schools
at Oakland, California.
Mias Jarmon was benutiful in
dress of white georgette. Her veil
was of white tulle, caught with orange
blossoms, and she carried a boquet of
roses and sweet peas.- She was given
away by her father. Miss Ruth Wil
son of Boring, Oregon, was brides
maid, and Roy Jarmon, brother of the
bride, was best man. Preceding the
ceremony, Miss C. Thompson of Sa
lem sang "At Dawning."
Rev, Henry Young of Hcrmiston was
the officiating minister. Hermiston
HIP IS DISLOCATED.
Mention was made in last issue of
the accident to Link Yocum at the
George White place.- Yocum was
hurt by being run over by a bar
weeder, and it was thought at the
time that he had received a dislocated
hip. This proved to be the caseand
ho was operated on at the Morrow
General hospital. The dislocation was
reduced by Dr. Johnston under a gen
eral anesthetic. Yocum will have to
wear a heavy sand bag tied to his leg
for about three weeks or more, and
probably will be laid up for six
TO INSTITUTE NEW CIRCLE.
Sonre twenty-five members of Ma
pie Circle, Neighbors of Woodcraft of
Heppner, will go to Arlington this
evening to assist In Instituting a new
circle at that place. Maple Circle
will have charge of the ceremonies
and it is expected that there will be
quite a number of members from both
Condon -and The Dalles attending.
ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION.
The announcement of the results of
the annual school meeting held in
Heppner on Monday afternoon, June
21st, was entirely overlooked by this
paper last issue. This no doubt was
due to the fact that the meeting was
such a "hot" one, there being just five
voters of the district present to at
tend to the business of electing s di
rector and clerk, the editor was per
haps not sufficiently' impressed with
the importance of the occasion to
make a note of what had transpired,
and hence the oversight. As there
has appeared some little interest in
the meeting since, however, we will
use space enough to say that S, E.
Notson, retiring director, was reelect
ed to serve for a period of three
years, and Vawter Crawford was cho
sen clerk. The report of the clerk
revealed the fact that the district's
financial affairs are in good shape,
but the weather being so hot, no time
was taken up In the discussion of mat
ters that might be for the betterment
of building, grounds and equipment
of the school plant.
Teachers For Coming
School Year Hired
With the exception of the .primary
teacher, the corps of instructors for
the Heppner schools for the coming
year has been completed. The im
portonce of the primary position has
caused the board to proceed slowly,
and their selection will not be an
nounced till later, when Superinten
dent Burgess has made his recom
mendation. There will be a number
of new teachers in the school next
year as many of those who have held
places here during the past year and
more have sought new fields.
Supt. Jas. M. Burgess was reelected
early in the season, and he will have
ss his assistants in carrying on the
work in the high school. James R.
Johnson of Battle Creek, Iowa, who
will be high school princiDal: Miss
Esther Fishel of Eugene, Miss Esta
it. Miller of The Dalles, Esther Mar
garet Wright of Portland, Anne Mur
ray of Roy. Washington, and DeLoris
A. Pearson of LaGrande. Miss Wright
win have charge of the music in
both high school and grades.
(jeraid Smith of Medical Lake,
Washington, will be principal of the
eighth grade and the other grade
teachers so far employed are Noreen
B. Nelson, Helen V. Fredreckson.
Elizabeth Dix, Harriet Case, all teach
ers in the school last year; Lucy E.
Kodgers of Monroe, Wash.. Hester B.
Thorpe of Gresham, Ore.
home needed improvements in the
school building will be made this
slimmer, new hardwood floors being
put down in the hallways on both the
lower and upper floors, and the black
boards will all be reslated. Aside
from this, there are no other im
provements contemplated in either
building or grounds.
Respected Pioneer of
Hardman Dies Suddenly
Mrs.. Lena Cramer Hadley, beloved
wife of John P. Hadley, who died
suddenly at her home in Hardman at
a little past noon last Friday, was a
highly respected citizen of the south
end of the county, where she had re
sided for many long years. While
Mrs. Hadley had not been in the best
of health, her sudden demise was un
expected, as she had been going about
her duties in the usual manner and
making everyone happy about her.
Being suddenly seized after the noon
meal, she passed before help could
Mrs. Hadley was born in Henry
county, Illinois, in 1852, and was mar
ried to John P. Hadley in Kansas in
1870, by whom she is survived. To
this union were born six children;
one, Nettie, died in infancy; Bertha,
Huston, Guy Hadley, Zoe Hadley, now
dicaesed, and Glen R. Hadley of
Boardman. Besides these, she is sur
vived Dy lour grandchildren, one
great grandchild, and two brothers,
Frank and Henry Cramer of Board-
man, nad a sister, Mrs. Nettie Glass
fcrd. Funeral services were held at the
Odd Fellows hall at Hardman on Sat
urday afternoon, and were largely at
tended by friends and neighbors of
the Hardman community. Milton W.
Bower of Heppner conducted the ser
vices and burial was in the I. O. O. F.
ctmetery near Hardman, where other
members of the family sleep.
Mrs. Hadley was well known over
the county. She had been a promin
ent citizen of the Hardman section
for long years, and by both old and
young of that community wa greatly
beloved because of her kindly dispo
sition and her many excellent qual
ities of character. None in the com
munity were ever neglected by Mother
Hadley when It was possible for her
to go and offer her tender ministries.
She lived a useful, Christian, life and
has gone to a well earned reward.
RECEIVES BARBED WIRE CUT.
While attending to the watering of
stock at his plnce on Rhea creek Mon
day evening, Jason Biddle was the vic
tim of an accident that threatened to
be very serious. The horses, togeth
er with Mr. Biddle, became entangled
ifl a barbed wire fence. The wire
caught him on the back of the neck
and he was severely cut. Dr. Mc
Murdo was immediately summoned
from Heppner, and he found.it neces
sary to take ten stitches to close up
the wound. He left Mr. Biddle rest
ing easy and anticipates no serious re
sults from the effects of the wire cut,
which might have been much worse
than it turned out to be.
RHEA CREEK GRANGE.
The regular meetings of the Rhea
Creek Grange will be on the first Sun
day and third Saturday of each month
during the summer. The Friday meet
ings as held 'heretofore are now
changed to Saturday.
STATE BANK. ECHO
Lone Man Makes Hold-Up
at Noon ; Captured La
ter at Cold Springs.
Some Excitement Caused at Heppner
When Report Comes That the
Robber Headed This Way.
Some little excitement was created
at Heppner shortly after the noon
hour Wednesday, when report came
here that the State Bank of Echo had
been held up by a lone robber and a
considerable sum in currency taken.
The report further stated that tne
lobber was headed this way, making
his getaway in a Star car. Officers
here were on the look out for the
party, but he did not come this way.
A full description of the holdup was
published in yesterday's East Ore
gonian, and we take their account of
the affair as being according to the
earlier reports sent out. At this time
it was not known just what sum the
robber got away with, but later, when
he was captured near Cold Springs,
the sum of $1500 in currency was
taken from the car. The E. O. report
A lone robber walked into the bank
at Echo, 26 miles west of here, this
noon at 12:15 o'clock, held up Mrs.
N. H. McFaul, assistant cashier at the
point of a gun, and after getting be
tween $1300 and $1500 in bills from
the cash drawer wired her hands bj
hind her back and then wired her to
the vault door and escaped.
Mrs. McFaul, who at one time was
deputy sheriff in charge of the office
at the court house, was alone in the
bank at the time of the robbery. A
tall, dark man walked up to the win
dow she said and asked for change for
a $10 bill. When she handed it to
him she looked up into the muzzle of
The robber commanded her to throw
up her hands she said and then told
heT to give him all the currency she
had. Failing to comply at once with
the request he walked around to the
door of the enclosed cage still keep
ing her covered with his gun and took
betwene $1300 and $1600 from the
cash drawer himself.
He then forced her into the vault
where he attempted to lock the door
but being unable to do so obtained a
piece of wire, wired her hands be
hind her back at the same time warn
ing her that an outcry would bring
his companions from in front of the
bank to help him, and after wiring
her hands tied her with the wire to
the vault door from where she sum
monedVhelp after the robber had es
The sheriff's office here was notified
at once by the cashier, G. J. Mitviliell,
and all of the deputy sheriffs rushed
in cars to the seen eof the bank rob
bery at once.- Several posses imme
diately strated out on a search for the
man and towns in each direction on
the highway were notified to keep a
watchout for the man whose descrip
tion was given by Mrs. McFaul.
The robber passed up more than
$100 in silver on the counter of the
bank in front of him to get at the
currency. He escaped, htniks Mrs.
McFaul, in a car. No companions
were seen by the assistant cashier
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THE NATION'S SHRINE
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Boardman Wins Game
Sunday on Forfeit
Sunday's ball game at Rodeo field
was called off on account of rain
not aqua pura rain, but heated con
tentions about an umpire's decision.
It happened in the fifth inning. Con
sequently the team representing
Boardman was given the game on for
It was a good game while it lasted
with the exception of a few blows
and allegedly bum decisions, and
Heppner was leading at the time the
calamity happened. She had five runs
to her opponents three when the 5th
rolled 'round. Then it happened.
Boardman succeeded in loading the
bases without making any outs. Then
one man crossed home plate on an in
field grounder. Score 6-4. Heppner
landed two outs. Still three men on
bases. Battej up 3 balls, two strikes.
Dutch Rietmann started a squeeze
play from third as the 'deciding ball
left the pitcher's hand. Catcher
Finch caught ball and clearly tagged
Rietmann out. Umpire Johnson called
him safe, contending Finch interfered
with the batter.
Heppner contends that Johnson
first called Rietman safe on a balk by
pitcher, and then changed his decis
ion to "interference with batter."
Manager Barr didn't like it and pulled
Considerable diversity of opinion
existed among the fans as to the jus
tice of Heppner's action, but It Beems
a majority would have liked to have
seen the finish. Boardman's team
v,as augmented by four lone players
and it appears lone was the main
sponsor of the team.
ANNA LOUISA LUNDELL.
Anna Louisa Lundell was born in
Sweden June 11, 1S42. She was mar
ried to Frank A. Lundell November
9, 1870 and came to California in
1882. The family removed to Goose
berry in, 1887. She there united with
Hie Swedish Lutheran church in
which she became an ardent and
faithful worker both in church and
Sunday school. Since 1018 she has
lived in lone, where .she passed away
June 22, 1926, at the age of 84 years
and 11 days. ..
She was the mother of ten children,
of whom six survive: August W,,
Ernest R., Mrs. Anna Lindstrom, Mrs.
Mary Swanson, Oscar L. and Algott
W. Funeral services- were held hy
Rev. C. G. Bloomquist of Portland at
the Congregational church in lone,
and also at the Swedish Lutheran
church at Gooseberry, where she was
laid to rest. lone Independent.
HAVE FAMILY REUNION.
A reunion of the Copenhaver fam
ily was held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Lonnie Copenhaver in Sand Hol
low on Sunday, June 27th. This is
the first time in three years that the
family have all been together. The
reunion was in honor of T. M. Scott,
father of Mrs. W. L .Copenhaver, who
is visiting his relatives here from Sa
lem. Those present, including friends
and relatives, were T. M. Scott, Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Copenhaver, Mr. and
Mrs. Lonnie Copenhaver, Mr. and Mrs.
H, S. Swift, Edgar, Boyd and Law
rence Copenhaver, Mr. and Mrs. Claud
White and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. All
phin, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McDaniel,
Mr. Donze, Mr. Collins, Miss Ruth
Moore, Misses Elsie and Edith Tuck
er,. Clinton Harper and Truman White.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Bible school at the usual time and
place, following which we will join
in the union services at the fair
Evening service will be as usual and
the subject of the evening sermon
will be "He Restoreth My Soul." .
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.-
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Rev. and Mrs. Zurbuher, returned
missionaries from Honolulu, had the
prominent place in the services at
the Methodist Community church on
Sunday evening, and the audience was
delighted with their story of the ex
periences that they had during the
years they were in the Sandwich Is
lands. Mr. and Mrs. Zurbuher are
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
I uuis Balsiger at lone, Mrs. Balsiger
and Mrs. Zurbuher being cousins.
Mrs. Zuburcher was formerly Miss
Scoffield and many years ago was a
teacher in the Heppner schools, be
ing remembered by some of her for
mer pupils who met her Sunday night.
Mr. Zurbuher is pastor of the Ger
man Methodist church at Los Angeles.
S. E. Notson, district attorney, re
turned Saturday morning from Spo
kane where he attended the conven
tion of northwest sheriffs, police and
law enforcement officers. Mr. Notson
reports a splendid meeting and enjoy
ed his visit in the Washington city.
He was again chosen as vice-president
of the association for Oregon.
Mrs. Dessa Copenhaver has arriv
ed here to take up her duties as as
sistant librarian at the Umatilla
county library. Mrs. Copenhaver.
nhose home is in Heppner, comes
here from the Monmouth Normal
school library and will be in charge
Mrs. A. M. Phelps departed Satur
day night for Marion, Iowa, in re
sponse to word that her sister, Miss
Lizzie Marshall, was critically ill.
Miss Marshall will be remembered by
a number of friends in Heppner
where she visited with Mr. and Mrs.
Phelps on different occasions. She
has been a teacher in the schools of
Marion for a period of 44 years, being
allowed two years out of this time for
a trip around the world.
Harvest is now in full swing in the
north end of Morrow county, accord
ing to J. W. Beymer, who, with his
wife, is stopping at the Imperial ho
tel. Some of the grain was burnt
early in the season by hot winds, but
the yield over the county will be
good, he said. Mr. Beymer is pres
ident of the Farmers and Stockgrow
ers National bank at Heppner. Ore
gonian. Friends at Heppner received an
nouncement the past week of the mar
riage at Winston Salem, N. C, of
Rufus Kyle Cox to Miss Lillie May
Crotts on June 19, 1926. After July
1st, Mr. and Mrs. Cox will be at home
at Galax, Va. Mr. Cox was formerly
a resident of Heppner and attended
our high school. He is a brother of
W. Claud and Elbert Cox of this city.
Wheat is coming in at the rate of
about 2000 sacks per day at Lexing
ton warehouses now, according to re
port given this paper on Tuesday by
Howard Lane. A number of the wheat
growers north of Lexington have their
machines at work and harvesting will
be general throughout that part of
the county right after the 4th of July.
Grain harvest will begin on the Bob
Allstott ranch, Eight Mile, about the
30th of July, which is much earlier
than usual for that part of the coun
ty. Mr. Allstott reports that he will
havo a good yield, the grain filling
well during the cool weather preva
lent in May and the early part of
E. V. Fletcher and wife of River
side, California, arrived here by car
on Monday to spend a few days vis
iting with his brother, A. B. Fletcher,
at the Wm. Hendrix farm on Rhea
creek. He was accompanied by his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R.
M. Fletcher of Eugene, who joined
hn on the trip to Eastern Oregon.
Eimer. Peterson, who completed a
four-year course at the University of
Oregon this spring, has departed for
By A. B. CHAPIN
Hartford, Conn., where he expects to
take a course in insurnace with the
Aetna company. Elmer made a short
visit to Morrow county relativea and
friends last week.
P. M. Gemmell and wife returned
home on Friday evening last from
Fortland. Mrs. Gemmell was a dele
gate to the Eastern Star grand lodge
and was joined by Mr. Gemmell for
a few days visit in tho city, taking a
run down to the seashore for a day.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wells drove over
from Pendleton yesterday for a short
visit here. Their son, Wood row, has
been spending several weeks with his
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Wells, and the parents got anxious to
Miss Rosetta Fletcher of lone was
operated on at the Morrow General
hospital in this city Saturday, for
abscessed appendix. The operation
was done under general anesthesia.
Dr. Johnston reports her condition
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Latourell "re
turned the first of the week from a
visit of a few days with his parents
who are living for the summer on the
old homestead near Gresham, Oregon.
Mrs. Sam Warfield underwent an
operation on Monday afternoon at the
Morrow General hospital at the hands
of Dr. Johnston. Mrs. Warfield is a
daughter of Mrs. Cochran at lone.
Claud Huston of Eight Mile got
some foreign substance in one of his
eyes and had to come into town Mon
day night to have the trouble remov
ed at the hands of Dr. McMurdo.
Elbert Cox of this city was operat
ed on yesterday at the Morrow Gen
eral hospital for hernia. The opera
tion was performed by Dr. Johnston
under local anesthesia.
Dr. Fred E. Farrior, wife and son,
returned Sunday from Portland. Dr.
Farrior spent the past week in the
city attending the convention of Pa
cific coast dentists.
T. J. Humphreys, druggist, depart
ed this morning on a short vacation
trip, expecting to spend some ten
days visiting Willamette valley and
Miss Margaret Barratt of Portland
is a guest this week at the home of
her friend, Miss Kathleen Monahan,
at the Monahan home near this city.
Wanted Threshing to do. I have
machine and can take on some out
side work. Phone 5F21, Heppner, or
write D. W. Pearson, Echo, Ore.
Born, June 30, 1926, at Heppner
Surgical hospital, to Mr. and Mm.
John F. McMillan of Lexington, an
John Clouston, former forest ranger
located at Heppner and now of Pcm
eroy, WasH., made a hurried visit here
last week. , - -
Geo. H. Hayden was down from his
home in the Hardman country on
Tuesday, attending to matters of bus
iness. of the library work for the schools.
She succeeds Mrs. Hudson, who re
signed. Monday's Easst Oregonian.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus Robison were
visitors in the city on Tuesdoy from
their home south of Hardman.
James Higgins of Lena, was a vis
itor in Heppner over the week-end.
Ferguson Chevrolet Co.
Moves to New Garage
The Ferguson Chevrolet company
announce that they will be, located in
their new garage building on the cor
ner of May and Main streets after
Friday, July 2. Friday evening they
will stage a big free dance, open to
the public, on the garage floor. The
floor is smooth surfaced and with the
addition of wax1 will be in excellent
shape for dancing, they say.
The new glrage has been pushed rap
idly to completion by the contractors,
Harry Johnson, Ed Bucknum and Hen
ry Crump, and only part of the finish
ing work remains to be done. The
structure is of reinforced concrete,
one story high, and modern in evfry
respect. O. T. and Gene Ferguson,
proprietors, expect to carry on a gen
eral garage business in the new quor
tcrs in connection with their Chevro
let agency. They handle U. S. and
C. T. C. tires. Ed Kelley will con
tinue in charge of the machine shop.
UNION PATRIOTIC SERVICE.
The churches of Heppner will join
forces to put on a patriotic service
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. It
will be an open air meeting and the
shade trees below the old fair pavil
ion will serve as a roof.
Singing of patriotic songs will form
a happy part of the program, and to
this end all singers are urged to be
present and join in swelling the cho
rus. Seating accomodations will be
provided that all may be comfortably
situated and enjoy a pleasant time to
gether in morning worship.
If we have a great nation we should
join in singing and speaking praise
to the Father of all who has given
it to us.
Bathing Beauty Coritest-ENTRY COUPON
MR. B. R. FINCH, Heppner, Ore.
as an entrant in the BATHING BEAUTY CONTEST to be -held
on the afternoon of July 4th.
FILL OUT AND MAIL TO B.
By Arthur Brisbane
See the King Penguins.
Your Rich Uncle.
Teach the Mothers.
A dozen king penguins may be seen
standing up straight in New York's
Zoological Garden. First to come here
alive from their cold home in the Ant
arctic, it is doubtful that they will
survive the hot summer. Pay them
a visit if you can.
They stand three feet high, looking
like soldiers or clergymen, very sol
emn. And their breeding habits make .
you thoughtful. The hen penguin lays
only one white egg. If she laid it on
the ground in her home climate it
would freeze in half a minute. She
puts her feet together, the egg on top
of her feet, lets down over it a roll
of feather covered fat from her stom
ach, and the heat from the fat keepa
the egg and her feet warm.
When she can't stand it any longer,
the father penguin sidles up and the
erg is Bwiftly switched to his feet and
he lowers a roll of fat.
The Reverend Dr. Slaten expects
the human race to change greatly in
sixty years. "Our grandchildren will
make nature their teacher, rather than
theology or philosophy." He also
says our grandchildren will believe in
internationalism, which will replace
the patriotism of today.
Things don't happen so rapidly. Pa
triotism, which means holding togeth
ei and keeping what your ancestors
have accomplished, will be necessary
for many generations. As for making
nature your teacher, without the help
of theology or philosophy, nature can
leach little unless the light of phil
osophy he ;s you to understand and
the light" of inspiration makes it
worth whi e. Primitive men had na
'ure for use her, and she only taught
them to murder each other, and invent
urc.titioni to justify it.
Uncle Sam is certainly a rich old
gentleman. His receipts yesterday
amounted to more than five hundred
million dollars, just a small part of
his income. In Tom Reed's day, peo
ple called it dreadful for one Congress
to spend a billion. Half of a Congress
could spend that now in half "a year,
and ask for more. No wonder Wall
Street and the big men are happy.
The real money and real values are
Senator Reed of Missouri, earnest'
and energetic, attacks the bill to ex
tend Federal maternity aid to the
States for another year. Mr. Reed
objects to what he calls "a bunch of
unmarried women going about the
country trying to tell REAL mothers
how to raise their babies."
The good Senator calls it "interfer
erce with American motherhood."
If Senator Reed went to a well man
aged lying-in- hospital he would find
many unmarried .women as trained
nurses, helping mothers to have their
babies. And he wouldn't find the
mothers dying like flies, as they do
throughout the country, tens of thous
ands of mothers dying in childbirth
every year, because they lack know
ledge and intelligent care. Merely
HAVING a baby doesn't make a moth
er know how to take care of a baby.
This Government spends millions
teaching farmers to take care of new
born pigs, calves and other animals.
It ought to spend a little money also
to help human mothers with their
children. And when Senator Reed
thinks it over he will agree with that.
Financial newspapers worry about
any effort to help the farmers, fear
ing it may be a "tax on food."
That is convincing, when your sym
pathies happen to be on that side.
What about heavy duties, taxes that
one hundred and fifteen millions of
people pay, to protect a few dozen or
hundred of manufacturers? Is it all
right to protect the "right sort of
people," but all wrong to tax anybody
to protect thirty-five million people
working on the farms? No!
Roy Ohlegslager, engine watchman
at the Heppner round house, was quite
badly scalded about the chest and on
the left arm while washing the engine
yesterday. His injuries were quite
painful and will lay him off the job
for some days. He was attended by
R. FINCH, HEPPNER, ORE.