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Volume 43, Number 15.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Ball Games Feature Three
Day Celebration ; Belt
Retained by Barnes
Stramaglia and Robinson Go to Draw;
Water Carnival, Race Dances
Attract Crowd.
A large crowd of people from all
points in Morrow county, besides
many from the outside took advantage
of the American Legion Athletic Car
nival this week in Heppner. In con
trast with the old-time, rip-snortin',
hullabaloo celebration of by-gorie
days, the crowd was well behaved and
all events passed off quietly and were
none the less enjoyed thereby.
The biggest drawing attraction on
the program was the part taken up
by the baseball games, large crowds
occupying seats in the new grand
stand at Rodeo field each of the three
days. The wrestling match Saturday
evening in front of the grandstand
did not draw so well, though many
vho attended were heard to express
the opinion that it was best of all. In
the main event at this attraction Geo.
Barnes of Longvicw, Wash., won over
Frank Pilling of Pendleton, thereby
retaining his $400 championship belt,
besides the big end of the $400 purse.
Pilling got the first fall from Barnes
with a chiropractic headlock after
35 minutes had elapsed. Then Barnes
came back and threw Pilling twice,
the first fall being taken in four min
utes with a mill-wheel, and the sec
ond in one minute with a headlock.
Preliminaries for this event were an
exhibition bout between the young
daughter and small son of Frank Pill
ing, the youngsters having been
coached by -their father, and a 16
minute go between Harvey Bauman
ind Reid Buseick. Both these matches
resulted in draws. For their trouble
the Pilling children were given a
free-wijl offering by the spectators in
appreciation of their spirited match.
The patriotic services at the Fair
grounds Sunday, morning drew a
large number who combined the Sun
day worship with a patriotic program.
Main speakers were E. C. Alford of
the Methodist community church, and
Milton W. Bower, pastor of the Chris
tian church. Several musical num
bers were included in the program. In
the afternoon following the baseball
game came the water carnival at the
Legion natatorium. A large crowd
filled the inclosure around the tank
to witness the swimming and diving
contests. The two main events at this
attraction were won by Paul Aiken.
These were the fancy diving contest
and men's free for all swim. Bobbie
Turner took second in the first named
rvent and Philip Mahoney took second
in the latter. Other water sports
were races and diving events for va
rious classes of swimmers.
Monday morning a large number of
participants contested in the races on
Main street. Winners of races fol
low: 100 yard under 18, O. Parker
first, Ernest Cox second; potato race,
Alex Ulrich first. Max Schulz second;
3-Iegged race, Rodney Thomson and
flux Schulz first, E. Her and Joe Swin.
dig second; 60 yard boys, Everett Her
first, John McNamee second; barrel
race, John McNamee first, Alex Ulrich
second; 100 yard free for all, Fred
Roberts first; 50 yard girls, Toots
Brown first, C. Bisbee second. The
men's free for all resulted in a 60
ard challenge match between Jim
Cowins and a stranger, Cowins win
ning. The boxing card Monday night was
moved from the open air in front of
the new grandstand to the open air
pavilion and a much larger crowd at
tended than witnessed the wrestling
events. Every match on the card was
snappy. Rocco Stramaglia and Otto
Itobinson, heading the card, fought
six three-minute rounds to a draw.
Though Robinson was faster than his
opponent and did a majority of the
hitting, he was unable to feaze the
tough Italian. They mixed it in good
style, however, and there was little
complaint from the fans. Starting
the preliminaries B. R." Finch and
Harve Bauman staged an exhibition
mixed wrestling and boxing mntch In
which Bauman, the wrestler, had the
edge, taking one fall from Finch.
Two of the Knight boys from Irrigon
had part in the preliminaries. One
of them fought Logan from Cecil and
the other fought Elmer Bucknum of
Heppner. Both these bouta were fast
and resulted in draw decisions. A
match that many of the spectators be
lieved surpassed the main event was
that between a man named Goodrich
from Newberg and another outsider
named Giese from Centralia, Wash.
These two boys fighting in the light
heavy class showed that they had
been there before when it came to
swinging the mits. Goodrich showed
the edce In the first round, pounding
his opponent hard about the head
when he covered up by putting the
gloves over his face. Tho next two
rounds plainly showed, however, that
Geise knew what -he was doing for
he came bnck fresh while his oppon
ent showed signs of weakening. These
two rounds belonged to Giese and he
won the decision.
The dances at the open-air pavilion
Sxturdsy and Monday evenings "each
drew large crowds, and thiB part of
the celebration paid well. The five
piece Broadway Novelty orchestra of
Arlington furnished the music and
pepped things up to the satisfaction
of the dancers. This orchestra also
furnished music during intervals at
the smoker Monday night.
After a heroic struggle of more than
five years in which he fought an un
equal battle with the great white
plague, Robert J. Buschke, veteran of
the World War and a comrade of
Heppner Post No. 87, American Le
gion, answered death's summons late
Sunday evening, July 4th, at his home
in this city, surrounded by the mem
bers of his family and a number of
friends. .His funeral was held at the
Christian church in this city on Tues
day afternoon under the auspices of
the Legion, and was the first military
funeral conducted by Heppner Post.
Members of the post and of the Aux
iliary attended in a body and there
was a large gahtering of friends of
the family in the community, who had
come to pay their respects to the
memory of one of the stricken heroes
of the late war whom they had learn
ed to respect very highly during the
years of his struggle to regain his
health a battle more terrible than
the facing of bullets of the enemy
on the field of carnage. All members
of his family were present at the fu
neral with the exception of one sis
ter residing in Los Angeles.
Comrades of the Legion acted as
pall bearers and the casket was draped
with the American flag while about
the rostrum and casket were a pro
fusion of floral pieces and boquets,
offerings of the Legion, Auxiliary and
employees of the local telephone ex
change where Mrs. Buschke has had
employment for several years, and
from many friends.' Rev. W. W. Head
of lone "assisted in the ceremonies,
reading the scripture and offering
prayer, and Commander Harold Cohn
of the Legion post read the funeral
service. Burial was at Masonic ceme
tery where the commitment service of
the American Legion was read.
Robert John Buschke was born Oc
tober 10, 1893, at The Dalles, Oregon,
and died in Heppner, Oregon, July 4,
1926, aged 32 years, 8 months and 24
flays; son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bus
chke and one of a family of 13 and
the first .to be called to rest. With
his family he came to Morrow county
in the spring of 1903, and his resi
dence has been here since with the
exception of the period of his servico
in the army and a short while spent
ir. the veterans' hospital at Boise,
Idaho. He was married September
21, 1916, at Pendleton, Oregon, to Lor
ena Sperry of Hardman, by whom he
is survived. Being called in the sec
ond draft, he enlisted in the service
of his country for the great World
War conflict, on April 29, 1917, and
went from Heppner to Camp Lewis.
From there he was later transferred
to Camp Mills, New York, at which
point he took sick, suffering a relapse
horn an attack of measles, ThiB in
capacitated him for further service
and he did not get across, greatly to
his regret. He was then transferred
to Camp Lee and given treatment and
was later discharged and returned to
Heppner. He was able to carry on for
about a year after this but the in
road3 of the disease made it impossi
ble for him to work and he sought re
lief at the Veterans' hospital at Boise,
Idaho, where he remained for several
months and gained some relief. The
struggle went on for five years, but
the hold of the disease on his system
could not be broken and at last death
came to his relief, and Robert took
his departure to join that ever grow
ing multitude who are passing on as
a result of the disease that fastened
upon them during their army service.
Besides his widow he is survived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke
of this city, and a number of brothers
and sisters. He was highly esteemed
by many friends in this community
as a young man of very excellent
qualities and their sympathy goes out
tc the bereaved family.
1 75 Acres of Wheat
Burned Near Helix
One hundred seventy five acres of
grain on the Lowell Stockman ranch
in the Helix region was burned yes
terday. The fire started at 11 a. m.
and was presumably started by a cig
arette dropped by a passing motorist.
The grain was covered by insurance.
7he fire was put out after about two
hours and a half of effort by 150 peo
ple from the surrounding country,
who quelled the blaze with wet sacks
and by plowing around the burning
Besides the grain, which was on
that part of the Stockman ranch
known as the Butler place, several
small sheds were burned also. No
machinery was lost in the fire. E. O.
of Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Buhn of Port
land arrived at Heppner the first of
the month, and Mr. Buhn has taken
charge of the Haylor jewelry store
which he recently purchased from Dr.
Don Haylor, administrator of the es
tate of the late Wm. Haylor. Mr.
Buhn a very pleasant gentleman. We
and jeweler, has been acquainted with
the Haylor business here for a good
many years, as he was a traveling
salesman, and he expects that he will
enjoy a good business. He will be
glad to meet the people of this com
munity and get acquainted, and we
can assure them they will find Mr.
Buhn a very pleasnnt gentlemn. We
are glad to welcome these people to
At the regular meeting of the city
council on Tuesday evening, Earl Gor
don tendered his resignation as city
recorder, which office he baa filled
during the past year. The resigna
tion was accepted by the council and
E, R. Huston appointed to fill out the
unexpired term of Mr, Gordon. Earl
bad not served quite long enough to
gain the title of "judge," but he
made a pretty dignified appearance
on the "bench" Just the same. "Judge"
l.nston assumes the duties of the of
fice at once.
locals mm.
Pendleton Buckaroos De
feated 6-3 on 3rd ; Split
50-50 With Hermiston
Large Crowds Enjoy Ball Feat at
Rodeo Field In Shade of the
New Grandstand.
Pendleton's Buckaroos were taken
into camp 6-S on the third, and the
Hermiston Irrigators were defeated
9- 7 on the fifth by the Heppner bunch,
but they dropped the game on the 4th
10- 4 to the Irrigators. All three games
were snappy and the large number of
fans who initiated the new grand
stand at Rodeo field were given a ball
treat such as had not been witnessed
In Heppner since pre-Volstead days.
The weather was hot very hot-.
making it uncomfortable for the play
ers and umpires in spite of the rolling
sweat, but the fans reclined in cool
comfort beneath the roof of the stand,
eating ice cream and drinking soda
pap, and enjoyed the whole show. The
largest crowd was present on Sunday
when more than 600 people toolf in
the game, though both Saturday's and
Monday'i games drew large gates.
Heppner played her regular string
men with the addition of two pitchers
and a catcher, necessary to handle the
three-game series. Keough, former
ly with Boardman, and Montague of
Arlington, assisted in the box, while
Fred Hoskins of Rhea creek caught
part time.
Keough Holds Buckaroos
That man Keough is a pretty tough
hombre to be hanging around the
bushes, so thought the Pendleton boys
from the Blue Mountain league, after
many ineffective trips to bat. They
did find him for a minute in the sixth,
however, when consecutive bingles by
Adams, Hargett, Clark and King tal
lied three men. Clark and King, sec
ond baseman and shortstop respec
tively, are two mighty nifty Indian
players and were dangerous men at
the bat all the time. On this instance
Clark just banged out a little homer.
He also had another hit to his credit,
while King hong up three clean blows.
This little rally of the Buckaroos
was not sufficient as Heppner had pre
viously scored six runs. Along about
the fourth inning they cinched the
old ball game. And it all started on
a fluke. Van Marter knocked a hard
grounder down pitcher Graham's way.
Mr. Graham stuck out his right bare
hand and grabbed it. But first base
man Peters was looking to shortstop
for the throw not noticing that the
pitcher stopped it. Mr. Graham
heaved it at Peters who was still look
ing toward shortstop, and Mr. Peters
received it somewhere about his mid
dle anatomy while Van Marter took
f.rst base unhindered. Then Roberts
came up and cracked a long one over
the left fielder s head for three bags;
scoring Van. Slick old man Gay An
derson next came up, and pulled the
unexpected. He bunted beautifully
and beat it out. But Fred Hoskins
was not to be outdone. He picked up
a big stick after Anderson and calm
ly walked up to the plate. Whangl
He picked out the first one. Left
fieldcr Hargett started back, on back
he went, and still back, but he couldn't
leach it. The ball hit just inside the
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fence and frolicked on through. And
around the bases trotted Mr. Hoskins,
crossing home just after Roberts and
Anderson. That won the ball game,
though Heppner gleaned a couple
more runs by finch and Hill.
Umpires for the first day were Mer
cer and Nickerson. Scorer, Ralph
Roberta Has Hard Luck
Sunday's. game is a short, sad tale,
A few bingles and a bunch of errors
gave Hermiston a ten-run lead in the
first two Innings. And that's that.
Thereafter Pitcher Roberts got his
dander up and put a quietus on things.
Freddie pitched a nice game in spite
of the score, and with the exception of
the first two cantos when he was hit
rretty hard, he had the Hermiston
boys on his hip. He allowed only five
hits and struck out ten batters. As
ctrainst this the Heppner boys made
a total of eleven hits for four runs.
But Heppner's hit't were scattered.
And Bobbie Woodard struck out 12
Heppner men. Herman Hill and Gay
Anderson had their day with the stick
each getting three hits. Anderson,
Hoskins, Keough and Hill did the
McTot and Nickerson' umpired, and
Jack McGinnis kept the tally sheet.
Nip and Tuck on the Fifth
The wholo game Monday was a fea
ture. Both Hermiston and Heppner
had it won and lost 'several times.
And unlike most games where the
winning team make more runs in
one inning than the other side makes
in the whole nine, the runs were
pretty well scattered. Anyway, Her
miston started out with a three run
lead in the first inning. Then a little
later Heppner run in four. Hermiston
tied the score. Then they run in three
more. Heppner tied the score, then
won the game by adding a couple
more. That's the way the scoring
went. , "
Each team sarted oui by knocking
the opposing pitcher out of the box.
Montague for Heppner went out in
the second inning, being replaced by
Keough. A little later Phelps went
the same route and Bobbie Woodard
took the mound again for Hermiston.
And young Bobble went mighty good
for a while, too. That is, until he
made the crack that be was just get
ting warmed up just after the sixth
inning. Which made Heppner pretty
sore and they proceededito punish him
ir the seventh. !,
With the score tied in the fifth in
ning it looked like Hermiston had
won a ball game when Mittledorf
picked one of Keough 's fast groove
balls for a home run with two men
on base. This Hermiston lad hadn't
been hitting much, and he was about
as surprised as anybody at his heroic
feat. But he scored three good runs
and gave Hermiston pretty lead.
After, that Hertnistoqr .was .through.
But not o Heppner. The home boys
starting with Finch at the head of
the batting order proceeded to have
little batting practice in the sev
enth and tied the score. They pock
eted the game the next time up by
adding two more.
Hermiston tried to get a little mean
in the ninth, but the prettiest double
play of, the series ended it all. Soapie
Jones started it. He got up and
knocked a single. Blakely followed
with a sacrifice. Soapie stole third,
and things looked bad. Voyen came
ir and knocked one down to Freddie
on third. Whence Freddie and first
sacker Anderson proceeded to make
heroes of themselves. Freddie never
hesitated. Neither did Mr. Anderson.
Zip! Zip! And it was done. Mr.
Voyen was cut off at first and Mr.
Hoskins caught Soapie a clear six
feet off home plate. Exit Hermiston,
losers 9-7.
Hermiston and Heppner probably
will play the "rubber" at a later date.
McTot and Nickerson umpired again
and Jack McGinnis scored. Statistics
for the three games follow:
(Continued on Page Six)
Mrs. E. L. Vinton of Coquille, Ore.
and Mrs. A. W. Chapin of North Bend
departed this morning for their re
spective homes after a visit of a
month at the home of Mrs. Vinton's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCul
lough on upper Rhea creek. These
ladies are remembered as the Misses
Lorraine Groshen and Marguerite His-
er and they have greatly enjoyed
their stay of a month among relatives
and friends in this community.
Rev. Milton W. Bower and family
departed early Monday morning for
Turner, Oregon, where they are at
tending hte state convention of Chris
tian churches in session there for two
weeks. During the pastor's absence
ther Weill be no preaching services
at the Christian church here.
Bill Crawford left for Portland on
Monday evening, and on Tuesday re
sumed his place in the office of the
Remington Cash, Register company,
after having spent several months as
traveling salesman over the Eastern
Oregon section. His family will fol
low a little later.
One of the big wheat sales of Uma
tilla county is reported in Tuesday's
East Oregonian. J. T. Lieuallen and
sons disposed of this year's crop,
amounting to 80.000 bushels, to the
Collins Grain office for $1.25 per bu
shel. Ralph Bailey of Monmouth, Oregon,
is visiting- at the home of Garnett
Barratt, and expeets to remain for
some weeks. Mr. Bailey is the son-in-law
of Dr. Butler, formerly a den
tist of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke, Jr., who
have been spending some time in
Heppner because of the serious ill
ness of his brother Robert, departed
on Wednesday for their home at Echo.
Prewitt Cox was in the city after
some harvest extras this morning. He
will be ready to go into the field Mon
day and is looking forward to a good
yield of grain on the Six Dollar ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krebs of Wil
low creek are the proud parents of
an 8H-pound son, born to them at
Morrow General hospital in this city
on July 7th, at 10 p. m.
Mrs. Earl Gordon went to Arling
ton Tuesday morning, expecting to
nend a week or so in that city vis
iting at the home of her sister, Mrs.
l-earl Stevens.
Mrs. Lorena Buschke went to Mon
ument on Wednesday where she is
spending a few days visiting at the
horn eof her friend, Mrs. Walker.
Officers took Lee Beckner and Roy
Lieuallen, two young farmers of the
lone section, in charge at Heppner
during the celebration, finding them
in possession of liquor. On being
taken before Justice Cornett the men
entered a plea of guilty, and they
were each gvien a fine of $250 and
costs, which they paid on Tuesday.
There were some other arrests for
disorderly conduct and hearings had
in the recorder's court, but the crowds
in hte city over the celebration per
iod were very orderly and there was
but little evidence that booze was be
ing handed out.
Charles Feldman, farmer residing
west of lone, met with a peculiar and
painful accident Monday evening.
While tying a mule in the stable by
the halter chain, Jennie pulled her
head back suddenly and Mr. Feldman
was minus a finger which was neatly
amputated by the chain. Dr. Johnston
was called from Heppner to dress the
remains of the, finger.
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Astoria Column to Be Dedicated;
July 20, 21 and 22 Days
Chosen for Event.
Astoria, Oregon, oldest white set
tlement in the Pacific Northwest, will
do honor to its founders July 20-22,
The Astoria Founders Celebration
'vill commemorate the deeds of Meri
vcather Lewis, William Clark, Capt.
Robert Gray and1 John Jacob Astor.
It was Captain Gray who discovered
nad named the Columbia river after
his vessel the first to circumnavigate
the globe; it was Lewis and Clark
who, first exploring the great Oregon
country, wintered near Astoria and
carried back to President Jefferson in
the spring of 1806 the authentic story
of its vast resources; and It was the
vision and courage of John Jacob As
tor which resulted in the establish
ment of a fur trading post at the
mouth of the Columbia river in 1811.
By discovery, exploration and set
tlement was the great Oregon Coun
trynow including the four Pacific
Northwest states bound perpetually
cs a part of the American Union.
Vincent Astor, great, great grand
son of John Jacob Astor, has erected
-n Astoria heights a magnificent col
umn, the only one of its kind in
America, from the apex of which may
be seen four snow-capped mountains,
ships on the Pacific ocean and a vast
panorama of rivers, forests and in
land country. The dedication of this
column will be the central event of
the historical celebration.
On July 15 the Columbia River His
torical Expedition will leave Chicago
for Astoria. Six Northwestern Gov
ernors, . historians, writers, French
and American high school students,
educators and men of affairs will com
pose the personnel of the party. This
distinguished group will visit histor
ical spots, dedicate appropriate mon
umnets and accumulate material for
future historical text books and lit
erature. On July 22nd they will ded
icate the, Astoria monument.
Citizens of Astoria have marked
other venerated spots, made famous
hy its founders, and the celebration
of July 20, 21 and 22nd is to be fea
tured by historical pageantry depict
ing the events of its nativity.
Gilbert Coats, Hardman
Pioneer; Buried Siroday
The funeral of Gilbert Coats, prom
inent and respected citizen of Hard
man, was held at that place on Sun
day afternoon, Rev. W. W. Head of
lone officiating, and burial was in I.
O. O, F. cemetery near that place.
Mr. Coats, who was getting well
along in years, had been suffering
from chronic ailments for several
months, and though given the best of
medical attention, his sufferings were
r.ot relieved, and he gradually grew
worse, the end coming to him at his
home in Hardman on Saturday last.
Mr. Coats had been a resident of this
county for a great many years and
followed farming much of that time
on Eight Mile. Some few years ago
he retired and with his wife had
been making his home in Hardman.
Besides his widow he is survived by
two sons.
New Arlington Circle
Installed by Local Body
Several cars of local Neighbors of
Woodcraft motored to Arlington July
1st to assist in installing officers of a
new Circle there. The meeting took
place in the gymnasium. Grand Man
ager Mardall was installing officer and
the officers of Maple Circle 259 filled
the chairs until the new officers were
elected and installed. The guard team
led by the captain put on the floor
work for the benefit of the new circle.
After the session delicious refresh
ments were served and a very enjoy
able time was had by all. We cer
tainly were given a royal welcome by
the people of Arlington.
Those attending the Locust circle
meeting from Heppner were Gerald
and Ethel Booher, Ada Cason, Ruth
Habcock, Rosa Richardson, Johnnie
and Elma Hiatt, Alice Rasmus, Sena
Stapleton, Clara Sprinkle, Henry and
Minnie Schwarz, Nora Moore, Maggie
Hunt, Leatha Smith, Lewis Allyn, An
na Brown, Shirley Prophet, Ethel
Moore, Dora Starkey, James and El
sie Cowins, Florence Cason, Verna
Hayes and Kate Swindig.
A large crowd consisting of mem
bers of the Dry Fork and Rhea Creek
Granges and friends gathered at Par
kers Mill to celebrate Independence
Day. A bounteous basket dinner was
spread at noon by the ladies. In the
afternoon an appropriate program was
given by the two Granges, followed
by various sports consisting of horse
races, wrestling matches, egg races, a
fat man s race, other races and horse
shoe pitching. A very nejoyab'e time
was hud by all. Free ice cream and
lemonade was furnished by the two
Wearing apparel valued at between
$300 and $400 was stolen from the
home of Dr. M, A. Leach during the
absence of Dr. and Mrs. Leach at
Vnllowa lake over the holidays, it was
reported to tlte sheriff's fnce this
morning. This is tho seconTOime the
Leach homo has been robbeifSnst year
v hile they were gone robber broke
nto their home nad took a number of
valuable articles. Pendleton E. O.
By Arthur Brisbane
Our Sun a Cannon.
Apathetic Citizens.
Rockefeller Builds.
We Are Very Rich.
Professor Snyder of the Philadel
phia Observatory says the earth was
shot into space by our sun, a sort of
cosmic cannon.
All "rotating suns," Bays he, thus
shoot out planets and built up solar
It seems frightfully gigantic to us,
hilt II hen Iflvin. an aatr u,stnl1 oaam
just as impressive to a microbe.
It seems reasonable that sui.s, like
hens, should lay eggs, thu creating
new organisms. Nature works along
the same paths in biz and little
John Hays Hammond says "the citi
zens are apathetic,'' indifferent to
public questions and they are.
He wants a civic campaign to do
away with public apathy. That won't
If you want the public interested.
you must make politics and pub'ie
questions INTERESTING.
The other day in an American com
munity above the average in intelli
gence, many citizens went to the polls
to vote on a dog ordinance and re
turned without taking the trouble to
vote, at the same primaries, for mem
bers of Congress.
Ninety per cent of Americans, un
less you arouse them with religions
or racial antipathy, or with the high
price of coal, feel that government is
somebody else's business.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., invests in
decent homes for working people at
reasonable rents.
Mr. Rockefeller's idea is to avoid
charity, demonstrating that dwellings
can be con-tructed on a big scale, with
every comfort, including playgrounds
"or chi'dren and private parks at
tached to the buildings, bathrooms,
ir-y:Lent doctor, etc., within moderate
prices, about $9 per room per month.
The thing will be done on a small
scale at first, sufficient for a few hun
dred families. Success might lead to
the investment of hundreds of mil
lions in such enterprises and enable
families of small means to live in
comfortable, healthful apartments at
a rent no greater than has been
charged by landlords in the slums.
The plan won't please slum landlords.
The President, in a thoughful
sneeeh on th hntfept eava " V
Uncle Sam is rich, that's true. We
have actually $390,000,000 more than
we need for 1926. But that is no ex
cuse for squandering. We must be
MORE economical, cut down expenses
every year."
Another cut of $836,193,888 reduces
the public debt to nineteen billion six
hundred and eight millions of dollars.
If necessary, Uncle Sam could pay
all that debt by using one third of the
national income for ONE year.
We are rich, but, as the President
says, that is no excuse for waste.
A magnificent new electric locomo
tive, the world's largest and most
powerful, weiehs 283.350 noting, is
sixty-five feet long, driven by six mo
tors, with 4,500 total horsepower.
One man can handle this locomotive
that will null an exnress train with
ease at more than 100 miles an hour.
Will it run between the Atlantic
and the Pacific, cutting the time to
two days? No, unfortunately, it will
run in Switzerland, whpm tmTmmni
owns railroads and seems to do well
in spite of our theorv that government
ownership cannot succeed. Perhaps
tne owiss are abler than we are, per
haps more honest, perhaps both.
Dr. Butler says, "The world outgrew
Communism 2.500 years ago, and So
cialism in the Sixteenth centuiy."
The world has never really TRIED
Socialism or Communism, and never
will. When socialistic and commun
istic ideas are tried out we give them
other names.
A great public park, or magnificent
public school, paid for by taxes, nr.d
free to rich and poor, represents both
communism and socialism. But we
call such socialism "intelligent gov
The Condon ball team from the
Mid-Columbia league will be the con
tenders against Heppner in next Sun
day's game at Rodeo field. Condon
has a fast club and though they fin
ished just outside the cellar in their
league, they hope to take the lrcals
into camp. Keough and Roberts will
both be on hand to take care of the
mound for Heppner. The play-oft
game with Hermiston which was an
nounced to take place Sunday has
been postponed till a later date.
John Eubanks, young son of Walter
Eubanks of lone, received a bad cut
on the head and dislocated his wrist
Monday. With other boys the lad was
swimming in the creek near lone and
while diving hit the bottom a little
too hard on account of shallow water.
fortunately the accident was not more
serious than a cut head and dislocat
ed wrist. Dr. Johnston attended
Johnnie and patched him up and he
will be 0. K. soon.