Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, December 02, 1926, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5

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The Maryhill Dedication as
Seen by Son of Democracy
Editor! Note Tha following- atorjr of the
dedication caramonlea at Maryhill. Waah.,
in whirh Queen Maria of Koumania played
tha leading role, waa aent tha Gazetta Time
by R. E. Harbiaon of Morgan, tha reault of
the.requaat of frlenda that he write an ac
count of hie visit on that occasion... Mr.
Harbiaon hare deplete a viewpoint that we
believe will be ol Intereat to all our readera.
On the occasion of Queen Marie's
visit to Maryhill I rather expected
that there would bo many Morrow
county people in the gathering but
was surprised to find but few pres
ent. Just why I, a descendant of an
cestors who took up arms in '76 to
make this continent safe for democ
racy, should have a desire to see a
'jueen is not easy to explain. In an
cient days when everyone obeyed and
sometimes revered kings and queens
it is possible that this instinct was
transmitted and so lies latent in
yours truly. Be that as it may, in the
early morning of November 3rd, 1926,
the good wife and I with Mr. and Mrs.
Hal Ely with us as guests, were on
our way to Maryhill.
We arrived at the upper Maryhill
ferry landing at 7:00 a. m., and drove
light on the ferryboat, it being just
ready to start across with five other
cars, six cars being its capacity load.
In five more minutes this speedy lit
tle boat had deposited us on Wash
ington soil. Just as we drove up the
river bank a heavy train bearing
Queen Marie's special coaches from
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad rolled
into Maryhill Btation and a few min
utes later these coaches were left
standing on the siding. The castle is
located about three miles out of
Maryhill and we drove on to our des
tination without stopping. The road
is good all the way and one section
of it consists of part of Samuel Hill's
specimen paved road which he built
and donated to Klickitat county. The
way out was all upgrade and upon
arriving at the castle we must have
been half way up the slopes of the
Cblumbia gorge.
Our early start had gotten us on
the grounds among the early arrivals
but we found a gate closed against us
on the roadside which kept us at a
distance of about one fourth mile
from the castle. We got ourselver,
parked about ten yards from the gate
and automobiles kept coming from
ufar lining the roadsides clear back
out of sight. The Portland Oregonian
had sent its mounted radio outfit up
and this machine held first position
just outside the gate. A gatekeeper
stood behind with orders from some
one to let no one in until the queen
arrived. The jam became dense and
it was with difficulty that the road
could be kept open. Newspaper men
gathered at the gate were extremely
nervous and it was plain that the jam
had to be broken. Thanks, no doubt,
to the insistence of the newspaper
men somebody's stupidity was over
come and the gate thrown open. There
were hundreds of acres around the
cast'e to park on so we went through
and settled down comfortably to await
the coming of the royal guest and her
While the queen is "eating bread
and honey" down at the station it will
be in order here to describe Maryhill
castle as I saw it. The crowd was so
dense and so much going on every
minute that I hardly thought of ap
praising- the structure in linear di
mensions but would think it is over
100 feet in length, about half as wide
and also some 50 feet in height. The
walls are two feet thick and of a
quality of cement that looks as if it
would outlast the cliffs along the Co
lumbia. The windows are of plate
glass and guarded by the heaviest of
iron shutters. The first floor in a
fair story height above ground, the
(.pace below being an earth floor only,
The building extends east and west
lengthwise and at each end is a ramp,
rr approach running right up level
with the main floor. These ramps are
immense things, solidly constructed
of cement in keeping with the struc-
ture itself. They extend perhaps 100
feet each way and you could have
driven under them with an automobile
and turned around inside , and out
through the same portal wherein you
went. Their width was the same as
the castle itself. Everything about
the castle bespoke an unfinished job.
rorm marks showed on the outside
walls and it is unlikely that any at
tempt at outside ornamentation will
ever be made. The inside is merely
covered with metal lath awaiting the
rtucco that will make it suitable for
any purpose other than a habitat for
bats. At first thought one could not
help wondering why Samuel Hill
should invite a queen to dedicate a
room in such an incomplete structure
but when one Btops to consider that
years are beginning to tell upon him
and that he has already spent a mil
lion on the enterprise we will pardon
him for not deferring an occasion so
opportunely offered. The main room
in the castle which will be used for
the museum is in the center of the
building on the main floor and the
automobiles which brought the queen
drove right into it and parked on the
romps during the ceremonies. A com
mittee of Goldendale and Klickitat
county people had been commissioned
to decorate the room to be dedicated.
Loads of flowers had been supplied
them for the purpose; chrysanthe
mums and greens predominating.
The hour set for the beginning of
the ceremonies was 9:00 a. m. and
before that time fully 2000 automo
biles were on the grounds. As every
car must have brought at least four
persons one can readily form some
idea of the size of the assemblage.
.School busses with loads of children
were there from both sides of the
Columbia but the state of Washing
ton cars were greatly in predomin
ance. At the appointed hour the
royal party hove in sight, some 15
automobiles in all. In the vanguard
rode several motorcycle patrolmen
and second among the autmobiles
Just Look Back 5 Years
Suppose you had saved one-quarter
of what you made, what a nice
sum you would have.
If you will but make up your mind
to live on three-quarters of your earn
ings and put the other fourth in the
bank the dollars will pile up surprisingly.
. rrjMtuAL Brieavr ;
Fir& National Bank
rtme the queen, the Star Spangled
Banner and the Rumanian flags float
'ng over it. They drove into the cas
tle and of course the throng of which
we were a part necessarily had to
stay out in the sunshine during the
dedicatory incidents of the occasion.
The Oregonian's radio and amplifying
outfit stood on the eastern ramp near
the doorway of the room and broad
cast every word that was spoken and
the assembled multitude around on
the grounds could hear all that was
aid. After the inside ceremonies
were concluded it was arranged for
the queen to come out and address
the multitude. On the north side of
the eastern ramp a huge United States
Aug had been draped down the side,
lichind the parapet a little platform
had been erected and the queen came
out, mounted it and gave us a nice
little talk after she had been first in
troduced by Mayor Baker of Portland.
Samuel Hill who had made all these
things possible also appeared a mo
ment later at her side. With hats off
(moat of us) and handkerchiefs wav
ing we gave three hearty cheers for
yueen Marie and the same tribute
was paid to Mr. Hill. Prince Nicho
las and Princess Ileana each mounted
the platform in turn and made cour
tesies also. Being early on the scene
we were close up and had good views.
The Sperry Flour company air service
had a representative present with a
good stock of carrier pigeons and
these were turned loose at the last
bearing messages of the proceedings
to Portland and other coast cities.
The queen tossed the last one out and
the program was at an end. The
birds, something like a dozen in all,
circled the building a few times and
then struck out down the gorge for
their various destinations. Quleen
Marie is withal a handsome and at
tractive woman and presented herself
in a modest and charminz manner.
As she drove away we moved up close
to the foot of the ramp and received
gracious smiles in return to our fare
wells. Referring to "hate, off" I was a bit
amused to see a few strapping six
footers right in her presence with
head-gear firmly pressed down in the
usual place. Why shouidn' huts come
off to any distinguished lady who
might be the guest of honor upon
such an occasion?
After the queen's departure we
stormed the castle from hold and keep
to topmost turret. During the dedica
tory ceremonies in the museum room
Queen Marie had been seated on a lit
tle throne on the south side of the
room. A lot of good natured rivalry
ensued taking turns sitting for a mo
ment 01. a throne upon which a real
queen had sat. Everyone carried
away a chrysanthemum or two to
keep as mementoes. The Becond floor
of the castle was a metal lath hor
ror of countless small rooms more
dismal than below, but we continued
on up a narrow stairway jammed with
struggling humanity until the roof
was reached. The view from the roof
at least gave one e clue to Samuel
Hill's reason for choosing such a
place for his castle. . The gorge here
is a huge thing and is a portrait of
nature in the nude. Only brown hills
and rocks can be seen. One could see
the edge of the .stubble fields across
the river in Sherman county in Ore
gon, and the view of the river east
and west was inspiring. A mile or so
below on the river's edge there reared
a series of rocks and dunes that pre
sented a wierd spect, all of which, no
doubt, thrilled Mr. Hill's European
architect who helped him choose and
plan before he went ahead.
We returned to Maryhill where we
ate our lunch and loitered around the
iittle station. On the platform there
had been dumped a carload of boxes
containing art gifts from Queen Ma
rie. The containers were strongly
built of wood resembling maple or
sh and bore an assortment of for
eign markings. Maryhill, Washing
ton, was their designated destination
but Maryhill was spelled in several
c'lfforent ways. Masyhell was one
way and I know a certain publisher
not far away in whose hands I would
be afraid to entrust this for copy for
fear he would make it worse. As we
were leaving for home a big truck
drove up to the station and was pre
paring to haul the boxes to the castle.
I understand that these treasures will
not be opened until the gallery is put
into better condition. If a full list
of these gifts has been published in
;he newspapers it has escaped my at
tention but some of the boxes were
market statuary and other paintings?
In Queen Marie's little talk she stated
that a full size portrait of herself
was included.
We filled up on royalty that day to
the brim and are back on the job
again with only pleanant recollections
of the occasion. Some day when
things over there are in better shape
and the crowd is smaller we are go
ing back and will attempt to visualize
and understand more clearly just
what Mr. Hill had in his mind when
he decided to make such a lavish out
lay of money in that locality.
Diphtheria Decreasing
Scarlet Fever Next to Go
From State Board of Health
Within the past three years an ac
tive campaign has been waged against
diphtheria by the Oregon State Board
of Health, by, county, and city health
departments, and by the medical pro
fession generally. Emphasis was laid
upon early diagnosis of the disease
tnd upon the prompt administration
of diphtheria antitoxin. Greater
stress was laid, however, upon the im
munization of susceptible individuals,
especially children, by the use of toxin-antitoxin.
The results of this cam
paign are now tangibly evident. In
the first nine months of 1925 there
were reported to the Oregon State
Board of Health 873 cases, 69 deaths
from diphtheria. For the same per
iod in 1926 there were reported 693
cases and 44 deaths. It is confidently
expected that with the increasing use
of toxin-antitoxin diphtheria will
soon become a rare disease.
The wonderful headway being made
in Oregon against diphtheria has
awakened deep interest in another
preventable respiratory disease, scar
let fever. It was only a few years ago
that the Doctors Dick demonstrated
the germ, streptococcus scarlatina, to
be the cause of scarlet fever. They
showed that this germ secreted a
poison, or toxin, and that this toxin
could be used not only to indicate
persons susceptible to this disease,
but could also be employed to im
munize them against it.
The Dick test for the recognition of
suscpetibility to scarlet fever is car
ried out by injecting into the skin a
very minute amount of the diluted
scarlet fever toxin. If the person is
susceptible there will appear, at the
sight of injection, a zone of redness
about the size of a penny. This red
ness is most marked at the end of
twenty-four hours, at which time the
test should be read, and rapidly fades
thereafter. Persons immune to scar
let fever have no reaction whatever.
To immunize susceptible persons a
very minute amount of the scarlet
fever toxin is injected hypodermical
ly, and then at intervals of five to
seven days slightly increasing doses
are injected, until all five doses have
been given. There is no discomfort
or pain; even local reactions being
rare. At least a month after the final
injection the Dick test should be made
to determine if the person has been
completely immunized.
Now is the time to get protection.
Consult your physician or your health
officer. Oregon had 1408 cases and 18
deaths from scarlet fever in 1925.
These figures should and will be ma
terially reduced by the end of next
year if health official!, physicians,
and the public wage as active a cam
paign against scarlet fever as they
did against diphtheria.
School District Eleven
Enjoys Thanksgiving
The patrons and residents of Lib
erty school district enjoyed them
selves to the limit on Thanksgiving
by coming together at the schoolhouse
where they listened to a program put
on by the teacher, Mrs. Hattie Robi
son and her pupils, and then partook
of a big feed.
Turkey and chicken wer. main fea
tures on the menu, and of course
there were all the necessary fixin'i
to make the spread complete. As a
community affair it was a complete
success and was immensely enjoyed
by about thirty of the residents of
the Liberty district.
Jake Young and son Glenn spent
Thanksgiving at Pendleton with Ray
Young and his family. They returned
home on Friday and report having had
a very enjoyable time.v Mr. Young re
ports that there was a good fall of
snow and much rain over his part of
Eight Mile, and he is feeling good
over present prospects as to the crop
The Ladies' Auxiliary of All Saints'
Episcopal church will hold their
annual bazaar and sale of fancy arti
cles suitable for Christmas gifts and
useful for many purposes, on Satur
day, December 4, at the new parish
Emery Gentry and wife were visit
ors here over Thanksgiving, being
guests at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Gentry.
Here It Is, Folks!
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Regular $1.50 values
White Gold with Enameled Top
Reg. $5.00, $3.95
Green Gold, Engraved Enameled
Reg. $6.00, $495
and many other vanities at like
What an opportune time to get that wrist
watch sister has been wanting; that necklace,
ring or charm for mother, or any one of a multi
tude of items in our complete stock so appropri
ate for Christmas giving.
This is a genuine sale, with every article in our
store reduced, for the purpose of acquainting all
Morrow county with Buhn's and the quality of
Buhn merchandise. We have been located in
Heppner but a short time, and so far have been
too busy with repair work and straightening up
of stock with addition of much new goods to
make wide acquaintanceship. For this reason,
we are making this occasion a great buying in
ducement for Morrow county people to become
cognizant of our establishment and in fact, get
There are no "niggers in the woodpile;" no
specially-bought sale merchandise. All articles
are from our regular stock, marked with our for
mer prices from which percentage deductions
will be made. That real savings can be made on
quality goods will be evident as soon as you in
vestigate our bargains.
ELGIN, 12-size
thm model in
beautifully engraved green gold
case, metal dial a watch any
man would be proud to own.
Reg. $16, Sale $11.45
Ladies' beautiful white gold en
Regularly sells at $15.00, a real
bargain at
Many other beautiful designs
from this price up.
Sale $10.45 Lf ,
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Sale $10.45
Men's Strap Watch
White gold, engraved, luminous dial, good .quality black
leather strap absolutely guaranteed.
Regular $15.00 Sale $10.45
Hollow handle, stainless steel
blade knives. Very special.
Regular price $32.50
Now $24.50
Regular seller for $1.75
Now $1.25
Absolutely guaranteed for ten
These are only a few of the many bargains to be found here. Good reductions are being made on all articles in stock, with the
exception of contract goods. Other specials on display in our windows.
The same liberal discount will be allowed on gopds not in stock on special orders, making this, indeed, a get-acquainted sale.
Only 19 Shopping
Days til Xmas
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