Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1927)
Oregon Historical Society,
Volume 43, Number 43.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 1927
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Increase Second Semester
Makes Need for Addi
tional Class Rooms.
PUPILS MOVED OUT
First Graders Must be Cared for in
Temporary Quarters; Relief Prom
ised in New Gym-Auditorium.
With the second school semester
beginning January 17, and with an in
creased enrollment in both high and
grade schools, school district No. 1
of Heppncr is facing a hard situation,
md the school authorities have been
puzzling their heads as to just what
to do with the new students.
"The crowded building situation
has been pressing for sometime, for
every available room is" in use, and
parts of the hallways are being util
ized as storage room for the janitor'i
equipment," declares Superintendent
liurgess, who makes the following re
port: "The 10 or 12 new students can be
nbsorbed into hte high school without
causing much disturbance, but the
mid-year beginners in the primary
grades constitute an entirely differ
ent class and require a room by them
selves, "For some time the board of direc
tors and myself have considered rent
ing some outside building, but due to
ihe fact that such buildings as were
vacant wore totally unsuited to school
purposes, this plan had to be aban
doned. "In order to provide some where
to placo the youngsters, a portion of
the girl's basement is being parti
tioned off and will be U3ed as a class
"If the normal growth of the Bchool
to be cared for, two, and possibly
three classrooms must be provided
in the near future. The proposed
auditorium-gymnasium will take care
ol this condition, for two classrooms
as well as housing room for the li
brary are planned for this building.
"In spite of the crowded condition
"f the building, I urge all parents to
send their children to school, provid
ed they are of acceptable age. With
holding them until September results
in such large classes at that time,
that the personal instruction so nec
essary in the primary grades is often
missed. Even though the building is
crowded, provision will be made for
Superintendent Burgess has gjven
here an idea of what the district is
facing. There is no doubt whatever
but that another school year will
nee an increase in attendance consid
erably above that of this year and
there should be some way of meet
ing the situation. The need for the
auditorium-gymnasium is growing
'Jaily, and as this buildihg will pro
vide for additional classrooms, as
well as caring for the library and
thus releasing another room in the
school building proper, it would ap
pear to be the remedy in sight.
PETE NELSON BURIED HERE.
The body of 'Pete Nelson, a resi
dent for many years of the lone sec
tion,, was laid to rest in Masonic cem
etery at Hcppner on Sunday after
noon, the funeral being in charge of
Willow Lodge No. 66, I. O. 0. F. of
this city. Mr. Nelson was about 68
)ears of age, and was a member of
'he Odd Follows at Boulder Creek,
Calif., from wjience he came to this
county a great many years ago. He
has followed fanning in the lone
country, owning a piece of land out
north of lone. For the past year or
so he had been living alone on one
cf the farms of Dr. C C. Chick not
far from his own land. It is supposed
that he had gone out to look after
some stock some distance from the
house, but had not been missed by
his neighbors, by whom he had been
seen last on Sunday, Jan. 9. His
body was found about noon Thurs
day not far from where he had tied
his horse to the fence after getting
off, and had crawled thruogh the
fence when taken by a sudden heart
attack and expired. Suspicion of
l.eighbors was aroused when his
horse came in riderless, and a search
was made. Mr. Nelson had died be
fore the snow storm of last week as
his body, was covered with snow when
discovered. Coroner Case was called
and took charge of the remains, de
ciding that an Inquest was not nec
essary. Mr. Nelson had no near rel
atives here, except a nephew, Jas.
Nelson and his fnmily of Pilot Rock,
who came to Hcppner to attend the
funeral on Sunday. -He has a brother
residing in California.
GRAZING HEAVY ON FOREST.
A total of 12,352 head of cattle
owned by 223 different owners wore
grazed on the Umatilla national for
est during the 1926 season, it was re
ported Bt the forest servcie office
here. In addition 647 horsos were
crazed and 126,419 sheep owned by
67 different people. Sheep were on
the forests for approximately four
months the report shows while cat
tle grazed on an averago of six
months. Twenty five per cent of the
funds received for livestock grazing
is returned to the county in which
the grazing was done to be used for
the schools and on roads. An addi
tional ten per cent is also returned
for trail and road work in and adja
cent to the forests. A total ol $1S4,
287.7(1 was turned over to Oregon
counties as twenty-five per cent of
.razing foes, it was rpeortod. Pon
lieton East Orcgonlan.
THEOLOGICAL CONTEST CLOSED.
So far as this paper is concerned,
the little tempest in a teapot, or
theological contest, started by Mr.
Phelps in his lectures in this city
on the doctrines and practices of
the Catholic church, replied to in
last issue by Mr. Cantwell, which
reply is answered in this issue by
Mr. Phelps, is closed. These gen
tlemen have now had their say
through our columns and our read
ers likewise have had their fill. As
we are not running a paper for the
purpose of trying to settle these
controversies, but rather to furnish
the local news and to have our part
in those matters that pertain to the
welfare of the community, we. think
we have fulfilled our obligation in
this special instance, having treat
ed both sides fairly; so the matter
may rest so far as we are concerned.
P. T. A. Present Zellner
on Wednesday Evening
Zellner, the Protean Characterise
appears in Heppner on next Wednse
day vening, in his "Flashes from Life,
Literature and History," and his fa
mous impersonations fo General Rob
ert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, King
Lear, Judas lscarirt, Theodore Kouse-
velt and many characters from life.
He is appearing in this program un
der the auspices of the Patron-Teach
er association, and we are urged to
state that this program is for all, and
child' en from six years and tip will
bo interested and royallv entertain
td. Mr. Sigsbee will have reserved
scats on sale after Saturday, at 7&c
genfrnl admission will be ouc fr.r
adults and 80c for -hildrn. Some
details of Zellner's program follow:
The outstanding feature of Zjl
ner's program is that it is a distinct
departure from all other forms of
dramatic entertainment. He has de
veloped and introduced to the plat
form a type of entertainment that
no other dramajc artist has ever
attempted a comp ete theatrical pro
d'jilirn in tabloid form. His pro
gram is a comedy and dramatic re
view, completely costumed, elaborate
ly lighted and staged and moving in
swift succession through rollicking
comedy to as one press comment
t uts it, "the loftiest heights of dra
His program is different in tvne
fom all forms of character work and
should not be classed as such. In
a strictly technical sense, his work
is not impersonation" but acting.
'Impersonation" bears the same tech
nical relationship to acting that pencil-sketching
does to portrait paint
ing. The one suggests the character
by a few touches more or less im
pressionistic; the other re-creates
t'ne character in all possible realistic
detail of action, costume, make-up,
ngnting, setting and properties.
Zellner's characters are all full
length portraits in a wealth of color
and realistic detail.
His stage setting is a royal disDlav
of bule-and-gold silk damask hung
witn lopos of gold cord and frineedi
vith bullion. An octagonal canopy,
suggesting a throne, richly draped
ind fringed with gold, and colorfully
ngnted rrom within, extends over a
low "diaz" upon which the immortal
inaracters from history and the
scriptures appear. The setting is in
keeping with the splendor of the
program. The chorus of gasps and
bursts of applause from the audience
at the first rise of the curtain give
evidence of its effectiveness.
Snow Storm Arrives
Ground Covered 8 Inches
The snow storm struck Heppner
'uesday night and continued all day
Wednesday, lasting approximately 24
hours. It was not in the form of a
hiizzard, but just kept coming stead
ily until there was piled up about
S inches on the level at this point.
We understand that this was about
the average for the entire county, and
the wheat fields have been sufficiently
covered to protect them from any
severe freezing weather that may
follow. This does not seem to be
indicated however, as it has been
warm enough today to cause the snow
to melt on the house tops.
ho far this season, evsry snow that
Has come has gradually melted into
Ihe ground. The ground was slightly
frozen before this last snow, but it
should be free from frost after a
short time and the ground will be
treated to another good soaking.
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
The American Legion Auxiliary
met on Tuesday evening. January 18.
Ihere was a splendid attendance, 21
members being present. Two new
members were initiated, Mrs. Chas.
Cox and Mrs. Harry R. Davis.
A social committee consisting of
May Gilliam, Frances Morse and Viv
ian Kane, was appointed to act with
a similar committee from the Legi n
to arrange for several Joint social
meetings for the year. It was report
ed that the sum of $16.30 was made
on the candy sale held at the Star
theater on the evening of January 8.
Mrs, Lucile McAteo was presented
with the past presidents' badge by
Mrs. Moore, the president.
The Auxiliary has been asked to
serve dinner for the National Farm
Loan Bank association on Wednesday,
February 3rd, and they are very glad
to do this. They are planning on 5C
The Auxiliary wishes to thank those
who attended the card party last week.
blevon tables wore played and a very
pleasant evening enjoyed.
After the business session a social
time was enjoyed. The hostesses were
Mrs. J. D. and Mrs. H. O. Bauman.
There will be a meeting of the ex
ecutive committee next Tuesday eve
ning at 7:30.
ULTIMATE IN FUTILITY
T8Y To FIND A PLACE
To RfcK OM
N. F. L. A. Meeting at
Heppner February 3
C. L. Sweek, president of the Pen
dleton District AKRncifltfnn nf tl,A
National Farm Loan associations of
the twelfth district, comnnnincr th .
states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho
ano Montana, anonunces that Hepp
ner has been chosen as thp nlnn. nf
meeting for this venr nnH tha ilol.
will be February 3. The prgoram pre
pared for the occasion is as follows:
9 a. m. Meeting called to order by
Report of delegate to Spokane
meeting, Paul Gilliland of Umatil
Topics regarding Federal Land
bank and Federal Loan associations
by George C. Jewett, president Fed
eral Land bank of Spokane.
Discussion of general fanning con
ditions by Roger Morse, Morrow
county agricultural agent.
2 p. m. Discussion of appraising
problems by W. B. Hinkle, Federal
Address of Hugh Sproat, newly el
ected director of Federal Land bank
Election of delegates.
Election of officers.
It is desired that a!1 m,mlwn nt
farm loan associations, borrowers, be
present at this meetnig as well as
ali farmers and business interests
as a whole. These regional meetings
are held each year that questions
pertainjng to the welfare of the Fed
eral Land bank and National Farm
Loan associations may become better
understood and that the mntiifll in
terests of each be better protected.
EXCAVATES FOR HATCHERY.
Excavation is now beino. Hnna k,i
Gerald A. White, local hatchery man
on tne site of his incubator house.
The structure will be 30 feet by 60
feet, and the excavation is being
made to a depth of between four and
four and a half feet.
The construction will bo nf nn.
crete as to the sidewalks, nad the hip
roof will be sawdust f. Ilo.l v,ntk
Mr. White said that probably about
;wo more weeks will ho mnnimd tA
finish the building. Hermiston Hnr.
RAY McDUFFEE IS PRESIDENT.
Orecon AcripiiHti,.nl P.llnnn r-
yallis, Jan. 20.Ray McDuff'ee of
ilonnner. a senior In vni.niinnai et.,
cation, has been elected president of
Kappa Delta Epsilon, honorary fra
ternity for men and women taking
vocaiionai education. Lambda Epsil
on, honorary society for women, and
Kpapa Phi Delta, honorary for men,
have combined to form Kappa Delta
The new society thus formed is pe
titioning to become a national fra
ternity, nnrt nf Knnnn nall Pi
tional honorary society in education
lor men ano women.
THE ETERNAL WORD.
Despite its creat acta thfl RihTn to
today the world's most popular book
and by far the best seller of them all.
There must be some good reason and
who'can advance anything better than
this? "The words that I have spoken
unto VOU are snirit and an V,fa
Jrf, 8:36. ,
"The Eternal Word" is the subject
of the morning sermon at the Church
of Christ. , The subject at the eve
ning service will be, "OUT OF GAS."
A cordial welcome to all our ser
vices. MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to sincerely thank
many friends and neighbors for their
help and sympathy extended what.
our baby died. We feel a deop delt
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rood..
i j I I in - i UMtr w s i w r .i
Makes Sensational Visit
POLYGAMY IS TOPIC
Guy Fitch Phelps, fundamentalist
lecturer, whose meteoric appearance
has stirred Heppner for two weeks,
has gone. His adieu was made in the
form of a debate la3t Tuesday eve
ning, when the Methodist church was
tilled to capacity.
Though many people have taken ex
ception to Mr. Phelps' utterances at
different times ths debate Tuesday
was the only instance of such excep
tion taking the form of public oppo
sition on the platform. The debate
resulted from local people disagree
ing with reference made by Mr.
I helps to Joseph Smith and his re
lation to certain practices in the Mor
Elder A. C. Martin of the reorgan
ized church of Latter Day Saints, was
called from Canada to defend the
stand taken by those disagreeing with
Mr. Phelps, and to oppose the ques
tion resolved from the discussion.
The question arg'ued was "Resolved,
that Joseph Smith was the author
of polygamy; that he practiced it."
Parliamentary rules of argumenta
tion were adopted without a judge,
one hour being allowed each speaker
for presentation of his argument and
20 minutes each for rebuttal. Mr.
Phelps, taking the affirmative side
cf the question, was the first speak
er. Rev. I. V. Parker, Methodist min
ister, was timekeeper.
Such a preponderance of authority
was quoted on both sidse, that it was
a task for the audience to weigh it
properly. Both speakers attempted
to discredit the evidence offered by
his opponent. Encyclopedias, bistor
ts, court records, Fannie Stenhnpe's
"Tell It All," even the congressional
record, were produced as evidence.
Eat, as there were no judges to do
cide the winner on points of argu
mentation , it was left to each indiv
idual to satisfy himself as to who
made the better plea.
GIVE DANCING PARTY.
James and Louise Thomson, son
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Thomson, were hosts to a number of
Ileppne r's younger set on Saturday
evening, the time being spent in
dancing. Delicious rrfreshments were
served. Those present were: Misses
Louise , Thomson, Anna Wightman,
Velma Fell, Marjorie Clark, Mary
Lrawf arc), Mary Fatturson, Letha Hi
ntt, M argaret Smith, Elizabeth Elder,
Norm a Short, Mrs. Linda Becket;
Jame s Thomson, Jr., Crocket Sprouls,
John Turner, Ellis Thomson, Merle
Becket. Harold Becket, Leonard
Schrarz, Austin Smith, Reid Buseick,
And vew Baldwin, Stanley Minor, Mar.
vin Wightman, Harlan Devin, Clar
ence Hayes, Frank llason, Jr.
COUNTY AGENTS HERE.
Among the county agents here to
attend the two day convention of the
Oregon Woolgrowers association that
opened here yesterday are: Roger W,
Morse of Morrow county with head
quarters at Heppner; H. G. Avery
Union county with headquarters at
La Grande; D, E. Richards, Canyon
City, Grant county agent. Last Ore.
By A. B. CHAPIN
Judge James A. Fee
Victim of Accident
Judge James A. Fee of Pendleton
was in Heppner on Thursday last to
attend' to some legal matters, and on
finishing his work late in the after
noon began his journey home by way
of Heppner Junction. His car left
the slippery highway at a point near
the Wm. Pedro place below Cecil,
taking up over a pile of crushed rock
and landing some twenty feet or more
beyond, being quite badly damaged
by the impact.
A traveling man who happened
air n assisted Judge Fee to the Pe
dro home and Dr. McMurdo was call
ed from Heppner to attend him. His
njujries consisted of cuts about the
head and face and a couple of broken
ibs, but he was able to go on to
Pendleton later, Mr. Pedro taking
him home. Reports received from
Pendleton are to the effect that Judge
Fee is recovering well from tha in
juries and apparently had not been
Mr. Nordyke, Seriously
Burned, Is Recovering
E. Nordyke of Lexington, who was
s,o seriously burned ten days ago,
while recovering slowly, is progress
ing satisfactorily toward that goal at
the Heppner Surgical hospital, where
he is under the careful attention of
Dr. McMurdo and the nurses. Mr.
Nordyke, who is 77 years of age,' is
bearing up well under the extreme
pain and suffering he is called to bear
and is offering no complaint. He
hopes that in due course of time he
will be able to be out of the hospital
and return home, but owing to his
age and the large area covered by the
burns it will be some time yet before
it is possible for him to be released.
Speaking to the editor of this paper,
who called on him Monday afternoon,
Mr. Nordyke stated:
I have no complaint to make be
cause of the accident I suffered, and
feel that no one was to blame for my
injuries. I am sure that there was
no intent on the part of Ernest Smith,
whose car I was filtnig at the- time,
to not come to my assistance. The
fire originated in his oil tank under
the front seat, and as his family of
wife and three children were in the
car his first thought was of them; in
fact it developed that he did not
know I was on fire from the burning
gasoline which I received when the
hose was thrown around until his
wife called attention to it, and then
he rushed to my assistance with a
quilt and extinguished the flames. I
had, in the meantime, gone into the
garage for a fire extinguisher, had
secured the first one I came to and
dropped it. The fire was coming up
in my face, so I reached for another
extinguisher near by, and was re
turning with this when met by Mr,
Smith.- After putting out the fire in
.ny clothing, Ernest then took the
extinguisher and put out the fire in
his car, a Ford. His family had got
ten out safely. I don t want anyone
to think that I blame Mr. Smith in
We wish to state further that it
was not the intention of this paper
to cast a reflection on Mr. Smith; we
did not know whose car Mr. Nordyke
was filling at the time of the accident,
but what we said in last issue would
lead to the impression that the cus
tomer paid no attention to the In
jured man. Mr. Nordyke stated to us
that he was sure from where he stood
Mr. Smith did not see him as he was
on the opposite side of the gas stand,
and it was perfectly natural that he
should look to the release of his wifa
and children from the burning car.
Lou Madden of tha Irrigon project
was a visitor here the first of the
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
J. G. Thomson is recovering from
his accident of a few weeks ago when
a faulty ladder broke with him, caus
ing him to fall some eight feet. He
was back in the store Tuesday for the
first time since the accident. One leg
is still quite stiff, necessitating the
use of a cane and crutch but he is
in hopes of throwing these into the
discard soon. Mr. Thomson said he
knew the ladder to be in need of re
pairs, having remarked the last time
he had used it that it would kill
somebody. He asserts that the next
time he has cause to mount a ladder
he will make sure of its stability.
Owing to indisposition on the part
of members of the G. T. force this
week, t'ne paper was delayed in get
ting out. First the "Old Man" had
to take a day off with grip, and then,
just when needed the worst, Spence
took on the flu and had to go to
bed, and this left the force short.
Newspaper men and printers never
plan on being sick, but it happens
sometimes that they will fall victims
to the afflictions common to man
kind. E. C. Stonemna, formerly of this
section, was reported to have narrow
ly escaped death in an automobile ac
cident on the highway between Prai
rie City and John Day on Tuesday,
when the car he was driving skidded
and plunged down a bank, - turning
over as it struck a woven wire fence.
The car was badly damaged, but Mr.
Stoneman, aside from being shaken
up considerably, escaped serious in
jury, so the report states.
Elder A. C. Martin of Seattle,
Wash., who met Guy Fitch Phelps in
debate at the Methodist church on
Tuesday night, was a guest at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.' Minor
while in the city. Mr. Martin is from
that part of the state of Iowa where
i'. E. Notson lived as a boy and get
ting together they found that they
were well tcquainted with many of
the same people, though the gentle
men had never met before.
We failed to mention in last issue
the visit to Heppner of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Wilkins of Somoa, Calif., and
Creston Maddock of Los Angeles, who
came to the city on Saturday evening
following the funeral of the late Eli
Maddock, father of Mrs. Wilkins and
Creston, at Arlington. They came op
ith some of the friends who attend
ed the burial from here, and in the
evening took the train out, returning
to their homes,
Guy Nordyke arrived from Seattle
the first of the week to be at the bed
side of his father, Emanuel Nordyke
of Lexington, who is a patient at
Heppner Surgical hospital, recover
ing from serjous injuries as a re
sult of being burned. Latest reports
are to the effect that the elder Mr.
Nordyke is slowly recovering and his
burns are healing well.
Dr. McMurdo reports the birth of
a nine pound girl to,Mr. and Mrs.
Troy Bogard of Eight Mile, born at
the maternity home of Mrs. M. Jor
dan in- lone on Sunday, January 1G.
In this city on Wednesday, January
1!-, at the maternity home of Mrs.
G. C. Aiken, to Mr. and Mrs. Everett
Vanderhoof of Heppner, an eight
Jos. W. Kirschner, erstwhile sur
veyor for Morrow county, departed
on Thursday night last for his old
home town of Monroe, Mich. Joe has
been a fixture at the court house for
several years and during his sojourn
made many friends whom he bade a
personal farewell. This paper joins
in wishing him success m his new
and old home.
Born Friday, January 14 to Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Rood of this city, twin
boys, weighing 6 and 3 pounds. The
latter infant was called by death
early Sunday morning and laid to
rest in the cemetery on the hill. The
other child and its mother are re
ported to be doing well.
Miss Mary Clark of this city, stu
dent at the Universitw of Oregon, has
been pledged to Mu Phi Epsilon, wo
men's national honorary musical fra
ternity, according to word received
from Eugene this week. Miss Clark
is majoring in music at the univer
sity. Wm. Bergstrom of Eight Mile came
near severing the thumb of his left
hand while splitting wood Saturday.
The muscles and tendons werj cut
and required several stitches to re
pair, so reports Dr. Johnston who
The following births are reported
by Dr. Johnston: To Mr. and Mrs.
Chuck Bottmiller of Rock Creek, Sun
day, Jan. 16, a nine pound boy; to
Mr. and Mrs. A. Taylor, near Olex on
Friday, January 14, a 10 pound
County Judge Patterson has been
in Baker this week. His brother Otis
Patterson has been in the hospital
at Baker for the past three months
and is still quite seriously ill. Can
yon City Eagle.
Charles Ayers, who has been confin
ed at the Morrow General hospital,
suffering an attack of influenza, was
able to return home the first of the
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rowell of Rhea
creek visited the city on Monday.
They report weather conditions good
in their section, with plenty of moi
sture. County Clerk Anderson is absent in
Salem this week, where the interests
of the clerks of the state are being
promoted by proposed legislation.
Milt Maxwell, postmaster of Eight
Mile was brought to Morrow General
hospital yesterday, suffering serious
ly from high, blood pressure.
Jerry Kilcup is reported to be quite
Hi at his home near Lena, suffering
an attack of influenza.
Mrs. Frank Engclman of lone was
a visitor in this city for a short time
By Arthur Brubane
Soldiers Follow Loans?
She Flattened Him.
Senator Shipstead, of Minnesota,
hasn't been in Washington long
enough to know what respectable leg
islators owe to high finance, and will
investigate American bankers' loans
to South American countries, includ
ing Nicaragua. Investigating such
loans might explain landing of Uni
ted States troops here and there.
Troops sometimes go where loans go.
Senator Shipstead says Americans
made a seven million dollar loan to
Nicaragua in 1912, during a conserva
tive regime. That would be seven
million good reasons for American in
tervention to keep Nicaragua Liberals
from kicking out a Government that
they don't want, as this country did
All of those private loans to South
American republics, like loans that
some of our bankers are making in
Europe, are dangerous, especially
when, as is usual, they are thoroughly
Dr. Charlotte Le Galiere Davenport,
charming lady who lectures on health,
looks about forty, and is actually 102
The lady has Russian and French
blood, both good for long life. And,
moat important, she weighs 120
pounds. Your body is an irrigation
farm. Your heart the pump. Your
blood the water. A light body calls
for light pumping, making the heart's
work easier. Cut down your weight,
wisely, and add. to your life. Every
added pound means more work for
The month of January, 1927, in
which good resolutions are now ooz
ing away, is to be "national laugh
month." Moving picture potentates
and others have decided and arranged
it. Americans are to laugh, and thus
keep up their "morale."
It would be better to locate laugh
month in December. For looking back
over eleven months of much promise,
much resolving and little perform
ance, laughing would be easy.
There is such a thing as overdo
ing laughing, for laughing is like
smoking. When you do either, you
don't think. And what the American
people need is more THINKING.
J. N. Moore, University of Illinois
sophomore, wrote, before killing him
self, "it raises the devH with me to
think of having to slave around and
work like the devil and just grow old.
I can't see the idea of wading through
school, then dash bravely ont and get
a big old job at a hundred a month."
In six words of his letter the young
man explains what is really the mat
ter with him, "I am just spoiled, I
suppose." If all the spoiled children
in this foolish country committed
suicide, there would not be enough
Mrs. Katherine Trilling, on trial for
murden in Denver, married Herman
Trilling, in New York, when tubercu
losis had reduced him to 90 pounds
weight. She worked in tailor shops
to pay his expenses at a sanitarium
for consumptives, then sold her fur
niture and everything she had, raised
a thousand dollars and took him to
Colorado to save his life.
She says she shot him by accident.
The prosecuting attorney says she
shot' him purposely in the back be
cause she was jealous. What do you
suppose the jury will say?
Mr. Bruce, Australian Premier,
says we are too modest in this coun
try that's quite a surprise and we
ought to tell the world what wonder
ful things we have done and are do
ing. "1 do not suppose there is a
country on the civilized globe more
misunderstood and unjustly villified
than the United States." says he.
The Australian Premier knows that
men do not like their creditors, es
pecially when they don't intend to
pay. And the United States does not
need god will propaganda among
other nations as much as it needs
the right kind of fighting air fleet and
other equipment for defense, and ret
ribution. "IF WEATHER PERMITS"
Will Pedro who is here from his
ranch at Cecil on Willow creek says
lambing will commence on his sheep
ranch on February 1 "if weather per
mits." Just what he will do about
the matter if the weather is unfav
ciable Mr. Pedro does not say but
he is open to suggestions. Meanwhile
he is making preparations for the
new arrivals. East Oregonian.
HERE FOR CONVENTION.
The woolgrowers convention, brot
many prominent woolmen from var
ious sections. In the group from
Hcppner were Pat Mahoney, John Kil
kenny, and Frank Monahan. Mr. Kil
kenny's son, John Kilkenny, Jr., is
associated with the firm of Raley,
Ralcy Warner in the practice of
law here. East Oregonian.