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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 371927.
TBI HEPPNER GAZETTE. Established
March to, 188.
THE HEPPNER TIKES. Eatblbhed
November 18, 1887:
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY II.
Published every Thursday morning fay
VAWTER AND SPENCER CRAWFORD
ul entered at tb Part Office at Reppner,
Oregon aa aaeond-clasa matter.
ADVERTISING RATES GIVEN ON
MORROW COUNTY'S OFFICIAL PAPER
Foraijrn Advertising Representative
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
The Dangerous Season.
PENDLETON EAST OREGONIAN.
rpHE trading season is at hand
at Salem, according to exper
ienced newspaper correspondents
covering the legislature. It is the
dangerous season. Veteran lobby
ists and members who have axes
to grind look forward to this per
iod of the session with great eager
ness. Measures that could not get
to first base, if considered only on
their merits, may sometimes be
jammed through when the trading
season is on.
Friends of the workmen's com
pensation act will do well to be on
guard during the remainder of the
session. There is public approval
of the compensation act and it is
satisfactory for employers and for
workers. But such things mean
nothing to those who wish to
slaughter the law. When the
trading season is on those who re
ly on the merits of a "proposal oft
en find they are wasting their time.
The Carkin bill to give the state
board supervision over county
city and district budgets, bond is
sues and tax levies will not be
passed if considered in the open.
It is a crazy scheme and will be
very harmful if passed. We had
a sample of that line of action sev
eral years ago and it worked for
chaos everywhere. Yet people
with unrevealed motives of their
own wish that bill adopted and
they may be able to logroll it thru
if no alarm is given.
It would be appropriate fcr ev
ery county government, every city,
school district or port district of
ficial to take a look at the Carkin
bill. It is a plan to upset local
self-government and place author
ity over local matters in the hands
of state officials who will have no
chance to know what's what or
The trading season at Salem is
a dangerous time. Most of the
schemes that put the legislature
into disrepute are concocted dur
ing this period. During the trad
ing season conditions are created
that set the stage for direct legis
lation and the long ballot at elec
tion time. It is the vote buying
period and vote buying is incom
patible with good government.
Over 170,000 New Laws.
SENATOR BORAH says we
make too many laws. This
country will be "a republic in
name, and a bureaucracy in fact,"
if we don't check the wholesale
lawmaking machine. Not all the
laws are made in Washington.
Forty-eight Legislatures are'busy.
Bit M -
IlAWtnOrnC' Of courage, and of vision clear,
To bring into our lives again
The spirit of the pioneer.
The new laws suggested here and
there number about 177,000, a
fantastic figure. However, civili
zation itself, to say nothing of this
glorious republic, is an experi
ment, in its infancy. Children try
many things, all trying is useful.
Even if they burn their fingers,
that's useful. It teaches them to
Each law is an experiment, an
effort to remedy something wrong
or establish something good. Once
men were hanged, by law, not by
lynching, for stealing a horse.
Now they steal automobiles, and
hanging for horse thieves auto
matically disappears. Not the
foolish things we plan but what
we actually do counts. If one of
the 170,000 new laws could dis
courage crime without "cruel and
unusual punishment" that would
be a blessing.
The Six Per Cent Limi
tation. PORTLAND TELEGRAM.
SHOULD the 6 per cent tax lim
tation of the state constitution
be repealed? This is a question
on which the people doubtless will
again be asked to vote at the next
general election, Tor indications;
are that the legislature will refer
the proposal repeal to the elector
ate. A resolution for the purpose
passed the house and another is
pending in the senate. It is a
question that should be given care
ful thought by every class of vot
ers, especially the farmers, who
particulrly are supposed to be ben
efitted by the limitation.
Are the taxpayers benefitted by
this constitutional provision? It
is a question that deeds deep
study before being answered. That
the six per cent limitation has led
to confusion in state and muni
cipal government is a certainty.
Some claim that it has, like many
reforms, brought evils from which
the people have suffered. But
would its repeal result in greater
evil and an overwhelming deluge
of taxes? That is the question.
liie masses in Oregon for a
dozen years have regarded the 6
per cent limitation as a gift from
heaven sent in response to the
prayers of an overtaxed people.
They have forgotten if they ever
realized that the idea of the limi
tation did not originate with the
people, but with certain big inter
ests that wanted to pay less taxes
The 6 per cent limitation inhib
its the state tax commission or any
other tax levying body, such as a
school board, a city council or a
board of county commissioners
from levying for a greater amount
in taxes in any year than the
amount of the previous year plus
6 per cent. It has been presumed
that the limitation applies only to
the ordinary ad valorem taxes on
property, but interpretations of
the act differ. The attorney gen
eral has held that it applied also to
an income tax, and there is a pos
sibility that it would apply to oth
er forms of taxation that are be
ing considered by the legislature
unless the lawmakers go through
the tedious and risky process of
referring them to the people. And
as for referring them to the peo
pie, an attorney may be found now
who doubts if a popular vote legal
ly can stave-off the 6 per cent lim
itation unless an election is called
every year. Because of this un
certainty The Telegram recently
suggested that the legislature
should contrive to get an interpre
tation of the limitation from the
1 W W w mr m - -w
America needs men of might
And character, to fight their way
Across a wilderness of night
And win for us a better day.
We need the statesmanship that dare.
To challenge rule and precedent!
We need the leadership that shares
And stimulates -our discontent!
t or there are nigner goais to gain,
And there is nobler truth to learn,
Before we ever can attain
The great rewards that we should earn.
Contentment is a curse to men,
nf idleness Of flTeed
must seek again N
Expression througn neroic ueea.
We must not falter on the way
fnthpra troH with steadfast zeal.
1 A - .1
needs men uxiay
us toward a new Ideal! - J-
Dr.Frank Crane Says
THE TROUBLERS ARE TROUBLED
A SENTENCE worth pasting in the proverbial hat and re
The troublers are also the troubled. '
Those six words explain a lot in life. They help give per
spective to the irritations of the day.
In the schoolroom the children hard to manage who cause
most of the trouble are the ones who are troubled themselves
who are in some sort of ill health, who have poor home environ
ment, who are unhappy.
In large families where one child occasions more worry there
may be poorer health or more highly strung nerves.
Ill-health of some sort is the secret of most of the cantank
erousness of childhood.
Among grown-ups the trouble makers are also the troubled.
The criminal class is, almost without exception, composed of
those who are physically or mentally sick.
The jealous husband or wife is a trouble maker who is
troubled. He lives in constant torment himself, tortured by his
doubts and suspicions.
The cruel are often those who themselves are tormented by
The sarcastic, cutting tongue often indicates inward wounds
that have never healed.
Dyspepsia and constipation are responisble for a large share
of ill humor in the world.
The braggart is troubled with a secret fear of being inferior,
the surly person hides behind the mask of his sensitive timid-'
ness, the irritable person has nerves stretched to the breaking
The nagging woman is usually worried, nervous, overworked.
Socrates' famous sentence:.. The men and women who are
gentle and good are also happy and the unjust and evil are mis
erable, derives much of its truth from the-obverse fact that the
happy are usually gentle and good, the miserable unjust and
The joint resolution introduced
by Senator Hall contains in its
preamble some allegations that
are at least pertinent. In' effect
it declares that the limitation has
encouraged rather than curbed ex
travagance, that it has killed
thrift. It avers that both the state
and the municipalities each year
increase taxes squarely up to the
limit, and that there is no such
thing in Oregon as an unexpended
tax balance. It mentions that many
progressive citizens hold the 6 per
cent limitation responsible for the
increase in taxes and the alarm
ing increase in bonded indebted
ness of the various political units
of fhe state of Oregon."
Perhaps Senator Hall has exag
Would the Oregon taxpayers be
better off if the limitation were re
moved, and, regardless of .whether
otner tax laws are enacted, an
equitable method of arriving at
the valuations of big industrial and
financial properties were adopted?
Here is a good question to wrestle
with. A bill to reach these prop
erties pends at Salem. On good
authority it is stated that the meas
ure would increase the assessed
valuation of Oregon property by
many millions of dollars. But with
the 6 per cent limitation it would
not bring the new revenue that the
state needs. It would only dis
tribute the burden more equitably
With the limitation removed it
would do both, and some careful
observers hold that the added tax
able valuation of industrial and
income producing property would
be so great that the state could
have all the revenue it needs, with
a fair tax on everybody, which, of
course, would have to be a lower
tax on the land owner than the
present levy against his holdings.
No Laughing Matter
LIU Grey Chaplin (above) and
her famous comedian husband an
at manual odds. Suits and coun
ter suits over money and the cus-
tody of trwir two children hav
taken the smile from Charlie's face
Mr. Chaplin suffered a ; ntrvou?
collapse while in New York.
Girls neveQ. Osed To think
OF THE THING? THef DO TO
DAY THATfc VMYTMEY
Truth and Poetry.
Brooklyn: She's an angel in truth,
a demon in fiction. A woman's the
greatest of all contradictions. She's
afraid of a cockroach, she'll scream
at a mouse, but she'll tackle a hus
band as big as a house. She'll take
him for better, she'll take him for
worse, she'll split his head open and
then be his nurse. And when he is
well, and gets out of bed, she'll pick
up a teapot and throw at his head
She's faithful, deceitful, keensighted
and blind; she's crafty, she's simple,
she's cruel, she's kind. She'll lift a
man up, she'll cast a man down,- she'll
make him her clown. You fancy she's
this, but you find she is that, for she'll
nlay like a kitten and bite l:ke a cat.
In tne morning she will, in the eve
ning she won't, and you're always ex
pecting she does, but she don't.
J. W. D.
Near Sighted. .
She was frightfully near-sighted
and couldn't recognize things mort
than a yard away. Her lover didn't
know of it yet, and she was going to
make sure he didn't find out. Before
he called that evening, she placed
pin in a tree about fifty feet from
bench where she was certain they
Sure enough, they strolled for son.e
time in the garden and then he sug
gested sitting on the bench.
"Oh, look at the pin in that tree
over there!" she exclaimed.
"Don't be foolish! You couldn't
possibly see a pin in that tree. Why,
it's over fifty feet away."
"You come with me, and I'll prove
there's a pin."
She grabbed him by the hind and
they started for the tree.
On the way, she stumble! over a
Suy, Doc, what's this bill
Forty-two dollars forty
calls at two dollars
call and two
dollars for medicine,
Patient; All right, Doc, here's two
for the medicine. I'll pay the visits
Taking No Chances.
"I need $20, could you loan it to
"Surely, what do you want It for?"
"I want to buy a railroad ticket." -"I'm
sorry but I left "my pocket
book at home."
Mamma: "Johnny, I wish you
would be a good little boy."
Johnny: "I'll be good for a nickel."
Mamma: "The ideal Why can't
you be like papa? Good for nothing."
Georgie Patches It Up.
Little Georgie was invited out to
dinner with his father and mother,
and before starting the latter im
pressed upon the darling boy the nec
essity for his speaking in complimen
tary terms of the food.
After he had tasted the soup, he
said to the hostess, "This is pretty
good soup what there is of it." A
flare from his mother palled him up.
So he corrected himself by saying,
"And there's plenty of it such as it
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of a writ of execution
issued out of the Circuit Court of the
State of Oregon in and for the Coun
ty of Morrow under the seal thereof,
and to me directed and delivered up
on a judgment and decree rendered
and entered in said court on the 29th
day of January, 1927, in favor of B.
P. Doherty as plaintiff, and against
C. Melville, Johanna Melville and J.
T. Knappenberg, as defendants where
by the plaintiff did recover a personal
decree against the defendants C. Mel
ville, and Johanna Melville, his wife,
for the sum of $1600.00, with interest
thereon at the rate of 8 per annum
from Nov. S, 1925, and the further
sum of $150.00, attorney's fees, and
for costs and disbursements taxed at
$17.25, and whereby it was decreed
that the mortgage dated on the 3rd
day of November, 1919, executed by
C. Melville and Johanna Melville, his
wife, to plaintiff, upon the following
described real property in Morrow
County, Oregon, to-wit: The east
half of Section 36 in Township 2
North of Range 26 E. W. M., which
mortgage was recorded on the 4th day
of November, 1919, at page 693 of
Book 28 of the records of Mortgages
in the office of the County Clerk of
Morrow County, Oregon, should be
foreclosed, and the said real property
sold by the Sheriff of Morrow County,
Oregon, to satisfy said Judgment and
all costs; therefore I will, on the 6th
day of March, 1927, on Saturday at
two o'clock in the afternoon of that
day, at the front door of the Court
House in the City of Heppner, Mor
row County, Oregon, sell all the right,
title, interest and estate which the
said defendants, and all persons
claiming and to claim by, through or
under them, or any of them, had on
the 3rd day of November, 1919, or
since then have had, or now have, in
and to the above described real prop
erty and every part thereof, at public
auction to the highest bidder for cash
In hand, the proceeds of such sale to
be applied in satisfaction of said ex
ecution and all costs.
Dated this 3rd day of February, A.
Sheriff of Morrow County, Oregon.
By HOWARD McDUFFEE,
First publication, February 3, 1927.
Last publication, March 3, 1927.
NOTICE OF SALE OF ANIMAL.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of the laws of the State of Ore
gon, the undersigned has taken ur
the hereinafter described animal
found running at large upon his pre
mises in Morrow County, State of Or
egon, and that he will on Saturday,
February 5, 1927, at the hour of 2:30
in the afternoon of said day at his
place 16 miles south of Heppner on
Thorn creek, offer for sale and sell
same to the highest bidder for cash in
hand, unless the same shall have been
redeemed by the owner thereof. Said
animal is described as follows: One
brown mare mule, branded RV (R re
versed) on right shoulder and CH
on left stifle.
LOUIS CASON, Heppner, Ore.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL STOCKHOLD
Notice is hereby given that the An
nual Meeting of tho stockholders of
the Heppner Mining Company will be
held at the office of the First Nation
al Bank in Heppner, Oregon, on the
second Tuesday in February, 1927, bo
ing the 8th day of February, 1927, at
the hour of 2 o'clcok in the afternoon
of said day. This meeting is for the
purpose of electing officers, and for
the transaction of such .other bust
r.eEs as may appear,
D. B. STALTER, President.
J. O. HAGER, Secretary.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
STATE OF OREGON FOR MOR
The Federal Land Banky
of Spokane, a corpora-)
Hallick Slange and Emma)
Stange, his wife; lone)
National Farm Loan As-)
sociation, a corpora-)
tion; The Farmers and)SUMMONS
Bank of Heppner, a cor-)
poration; Briutow &)
Johnson, Inc., a corpor-)
ation; Frank N. McCon-)
nell and Maude McCon-)
To Hallick Stange and Emma Stange,
his wife; Frank N. McConncll and
Maude McConnell, Defendants.
IN THE NAME OF THE STATE
OF OREGON: You are hereby re
quired to appear and answer the com
plaint filed against you In the above
entitled cuit within six weeks from
the date of first publication of this
summons if published or from th
date of service upon you if personally
served without the State of Oregon,
and if you fail to appear and answer
for want thereof the plaintiff will ap
ply to the court for the relief prayed
tor in his complaint, which Is as fol
lows, to-wit: That the plaintiff have
judgment against the defendants Hal
lick Stange and Emma Stange, hi
wife, and lone National Farm Loan
Association, a corporation, for the
sum of $56.00 with interest thereon
at the rate of 8 per annum from
the 29th day of July 1926; the further
sum of $1074,81 with interest thereon
at the rate of 5 per annum from the
29th day of July, 1926, and for any
sum or sums paid by the plaintiff for
delinquent taxes on said land subse
quent to the filing of this suit, and
prior to entry of decree, together with
interest thereon at the rate of 8
per annum from the date of said pay
ment; the further sum of $16.50 with
interest at the rate of 8 per annum
from the 20th day of November, 1926;
the further sum of $100.00 attorney's
fee and for the plaintiff's costs and
disbursements in this suit;
And that the sum of $60.00 stock
in the plaintiff's bank held in trust
by said bank for defendants, lone, Na
tional Farm Loan Association, a cor-
nnnii.n ..uncelled. and the pro
ceeds thereof be applied toward the
satisfaction of the plaintm s juug-
ment; that the plamtin s mon-gage
securing the above mentioned sums
be foreclored and the lands described
in the plaintiff's mortgage and herein
described as follows, to-wit:
Lote 4, 6, 6 and 7 and the SE
of the NWV and the EH of the
SW14 of Section 6; and the NE
of the NWH of Section 7, all in
Township 1 South Range 24 E.
W. M., in Morrow County, State
of Oregon, ,
be old to satisfy the plaintiff's Judg
ment including costs and attorney's
fee and accruing costs of sale ana
that each of the defendants in this
suit be foreclosed of all right, title
or interest in and to the real prop
erty herein described, except the stat
utory right of redemption, and for
such other and further relief as to
the court may seem meet and equit
able. This summons is published by vir
tue of an order of the Honorable R. L.
Benge, Judge of the County Court,
State of Oretron for Morrow County,
made and entered on the 12th day of
Date of first publication of this
summons is January 13, 1927.
C. L. SWEEK,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Address, Heppner, Oregon.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of an execution and order of sale
issued out of the Circuit Court of
the State of Oregon for Morrow
County to me directed and dated the
6th day of January, 1927, in that cer
tain action in the Circuit Court of
the State of Oregon for Morrow
County wherein J. B. Colt Company,
a corporation, as plaintiff, recovered
judgment against Mat Halvorsen, de
fendant, on the 6th day of February,
1926, for the sum of $400.00 with in
terest at the rate of 6 per annum
from July 10, 1924, the further sum
of $60.00 attorney's fees, and $13.60
costs and disbursements.
I will on Saturday, 5th day of Feb
ruary, 1927, at the hour of 10 o'clock
A. M. of said day offer for sale and
sell to the highest bidder for cash
all of the following described real
property located in Morrow County,
State of Oregon, to-wit:
Stt of NE(4, and the Stt ef Sec
tion 7; W'4 of the SW14 of the
NW14 of Section 8; the S4 of
NE54, the SE14 and the EH of
the SW of Section 9; the SWK
of the NWVi; and the NWii of
the SWW. of Section 10; all of
Section 16; all of Section 17;
NW14 of the NWtt, NEVi of tho
NEK, SH of the NEtt and the
SV4 of Section 18; the NE and
the Ntt of SEK of Section 19;
The Ntt of the Ntt, otherwise
described as Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4
of Section 20; the West half and
the WV4 of the EH of Section
22; the NW14 of Section 27; the
NH of Section 28; all in Town
ship 1 South, Range 24, E. W. M.;
or so much of said real property as
-nay be necessary to satisfy plaintiff's
judgment and the accruing cost of
Dated this 5th day of January, 1927,
Date of first publication January
Sheriff of Morrow County, State
NOTICE OF FINAL ACCOUNT.
Notice is hereby gvien that Char
lotte Schcrzinger, administratrix of
the Estate of Sarah E. Shipley, de
ceased, has filed her final account of
her administration of said estate,
with the Clerk of the County Court
of the State of Oregon for Morrow
County, and that said Court has set
as the time and place of settlement
of said account, Saturday, February
12th, 1927, at the hour of 10 o'clock
A. M. Any one desiring to file objec
tions to said final account must do
so on or before Baid date.
Date of first publication January
i3, 1927. -CHARLOTTE
NOTICE OF SALE.
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
STATE OF OREGON FOR MOR
In the Matter of the Estate of N. S,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That
pursuant to an order, duly made and
entered in the above entitled cause on
the 13th day of January, 1927, by R.
L, Benge, judge of the above entitled
court, a license duly issued out of
said court, under the hand of the
clerk and the seal thereof, licensing,
authorizing and empowering the un
dersigncd, as administratrix, to sell,
at private sale, in one, two or three
parcels, for the best price obtainable
either for cash or part cash, the real
property hereinafter described; now,
therefore, 1 will, as such administra
trix, from and after the 18th day of
February, 1927, sell, at private sale,
in one, two or three parcels, for the
best price obtainable, either for cash
or part cash, all the right, title, in
tercst and estate of said deceased hi
and to the following described real
Portion or Lot 1.
The East Half of Section 23, Twp.
1 s. u. !S7 W. M.
Portion or Lot 2.
The West Half of Section 26, Twp
2 S. R, 27 E, W. M.
Portion or Lot t.
North Half of Northoast Quarter of
Section 26, Twp. 2 S. R. 27, E. W. M,
Portion or Lot 4.
The Southwest Quarter of the
Northoast Quarter of Section 26,
Township 2 S. R. 27 E. W. M.
Portion or Lot 5.
The Northwest Quarter of th
Southeast Quarter of Section 26, Twp.
3 S. K. 27 E. W. M.
Portion or Lot 6.
The South Half of the Southwest
Quarter of Section 27, Twp. 2 S. R. 27
. W. M.
Portion or Lot 7.
The Southwest Quarter of the
Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Twp.
2 S. R. 27 E. W. M.
Portion or Lot 8.
An undivided one half interest in
and to the East Half of the North
east Quarter, the Northwest Quarter
of the Northeast Quarter and the
Northeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of Section 27, Township 2
South, Range 27 E. W. M.
Administratrix of the Estate of N.
S. Whetstone, deceased.
Leave orders at Peoples Hardware
E. H. BUHN
Expert Watchmaker and
DR. A. H. JOHNSTON
Physician and Surgeon
Graduate Nurse Assistant
I. O. O. F. Building
Phones: Office, Main 933; Res. 492
CHAS. R. LOGAN
INCOME TAX CONSULTANT
27 Yogt Block, Phone 880. The Dall
Eastern Oregon Office
716 Chamber of Commerce Bids.,
Phone Bdwy 4988
DR. F. E. FARRIOR
I. O. O. F. Building
Frank A. McMenamin
Phone ATwater S516
1014 Northwestern Bank Bldg.
Res. GArfield 1949
A. D. McMURDO, JVI. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Trained Nurse Assistant
Office in Masonic Building
C. L. SWEEK
First National Bank Building
MORROW GENERAL HOSPITAL
Surgical, Medical, Maternity Cases
Wards, and private rooms.
Mrs. Zena Westfall, Graduate
A. H. Johnston, M. D. Physl-cian-in-Charge.
Phone Main 322 Heppner, Ore.
S. E. NOTSON
Office In Court ous
DR. J. PERRY CONDBR,
Mn. Willtrd Herren, Superintendent.
Trained, Graduate Nurae Always in At
tendance. Day or Nisht. Phons Main
0a for Doctor Conder or th Hotital.
MRS. G. C AIKEN
Private Rooms. Special Car.
Same Prices to All.
Farm and Personal Property Sales
"The Man Who Talks to Beat
G. L. BENNETT,
DR. C. C. CHICK
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Offlcf In Broslus Block
Hood Rlvi , Oregon
C. J. WALKER
and Notary Public
Odd Fellows Building
Wards and Private Rooms.
Mrs. Zena Westfall, Graduate
Phone Main SI2 Heppner, Ore.
C. A. MINOR
FIRE, AUTO AND LIFE
Old Line Companies. Real Estate.
Roberts Building, Willow Street