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Volume 43, Number 46.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Feb. 10, 1927.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Ordinance, ead Twice Will
Be Acted on by City
WILL GRADE STREETS
Improvement to Come ai Weather
Permits; Sign at Junction to
Have Permanent Form.
A main feature of the regular coun
cil meeting on Monday evening was
the considreation of the ordinance
presented, granting a franchise to
the Sherman Power company for op-
eration of its business within the city
limits. This company is the success
or of Heppner Light & Water com
" pany, and now have under construc
tion a long distance transmission line
to Heppner, via Condon, leaving their
line in Sherman county at De Moss
springs. This company will continue
to furnish electric power to Heppner
citizens, and it is understood that they
will apply for a fifty-year franchise
from the city. The ordinance was
passed to its second reading on Mon
day evening by the council and the
final reading will be on the 14th, next
Monday, when the council meets again
for that purpose.
The big sign being erected for the
city at Heppner Junction is to be
given iron support instead of wood,
according to action on the part of
the council Monday evening. The
work of putting up this sign is in the
hands of Berry and Hottman, and it
will contain statistical matter per
taining to Heppner and Morrow coun
ty. Just as soon as the time is ripe for
the work, the grading up of the
streets of the city off Main street will
Mayor Noble anonunced the ap
pointment of his standing commit
tees: Ways and Means C. L. Sweek, Jeff
Jones, Chas. Thomson.
Health and Police M. D. Clark, C.
L. Sweek, W. C. Cox.
Elections C. L. Sweek, Jeff Jones,
W. C. Cox.
License W. C. Cox, M. D. Clark,
C. L. Sweek.
Fire and Water Chas. Thomson,
L. E. Bisbee, W. C. Cox.
Streets and Public Property Jeff
Jones, L. E. Bisbee, C. L. Sweek.
Ordinances C. L. Sweek, M. D.
Ciark, Jeff Jones. i
Finance M. D. Clark, C. L. Sweek, '
L. E. Bisbee.
There may be many people in Hepp-1
ner who do not know just who com
pose the roster of city officials, ard
as we have been handed the list by the
city recorder, we shall pass it along
for future reference:
Mayor, E, G. Noble; councilmen, C.
L. Sweek, Jeff Jones, Chas. Thomson,
W. C. Cox, M. D. Clark, L. E. Bisbee;
recorder and municipal judge, E. R,
Huston; treasurer, W. O. Dix; city
water superintendent, W. E. Pruyn;
chief of police and fire chief, S. P.
Devin; city attorney, J. J. Nys; city
health officer, Dr. A. D. McMurdo.
Explosion of Gasoline
Destroys Knoblock Car
The small car of Adam Knoblock
was destroyed by fire on Saturday
evening near the ranch of C. Melville
in the Alpine 'section. The fire was
caused by an explosion of gasoline,
and with the car went the bed, coyote
traps and guns of Mr. Knoblock, as
well as several coyote scalps.
Mr. Knoblock is one of the gov
ernment hunters working in this
county and had his traps set for coy
otes in the vicinity of the Melville
place near Alpine. Being sick and
unable to look after the traps, his
atepson, Elba Fuller and another boy
took the car. They rounded up the
traps and coyotes, and then thought
they would return home, but got off
the road and after traveling some
time found it necessary to replenish
the gasoline in the car. This they
did from an extra supply carried in
a can in the car, and in order to
see what they were doing, were hold
ing a lighted lantern, and this ignited
the fumes from the gasoline and
caused the explosion. The lads had
no chance to recover anything from
the car, but they each escaped serious
injury, young Fuller having his eye
brows and hair singed and a slight
burn on the face.
WOULD PUT COUNTY ON MAP.
Walter Dobyns, local agent of the
New York Life Insurance company,
anounces he is competing in an appli
cation contest being conducted by the
company, known as the "Cornerstone
contest." The reward "for all agents
making their quota will be to' have
their names with the name of their
territory carved on the cornerstone of
the big new building of the company
in Now York City. Mr. Dobyns stated
this week that he has but $13,000 more
insurance to write before the first of
March to make the goal. "If I make
it," he said, "Morrow county will be
put on the map. For, besides the pub
licity entailed in having her name
carved on the cornerstone, her name
will go all over the country in adver
tising of the company."
DEPUTY COLLECTOR TO BE HERE.
Deputy Collector Plgg of the Inter
nal Revenue office will be in Heppner
tit the court house, Feb. 6 to March
lr.t, inclusive, to assist in making out
income tax returns.
Pioneer Woman Called
By Death This Morning
The death of Mrs. Jamea Cowins
occurred at the family home in East
Heppner at 2:00 o'clock this morning
due to Infirmities of old age. Mrs.
Cowins was 88 years of age, and with
her husband and family came to this
place more "than forty years ago,
where her home has been continu
ously since. She is survived by her
husband, one son, Wm. Cowins, and
two daughters, Mrs. Emma Sarrigues
and Mrs. M. L. Cantwell, besides a
number of grandchildren and great
grandchildren, all of whom were pres
ent when Mother Cowins passed away.
Funeral arrangements have not yet
been completed, but announcement
will be madelater. We hope to give
a complete obituary notice in our
next issue, not being able to get the
data together for this issue.
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
Harold Dobyns, government trapper
with the U. S. Biologicl Survey, was
a visitor here on Wednesday. He will
now have his headquarters at Pendle
ton. Mr. Dobyns is feeling a little
better than a week ago. At that
time it looked as though the state
legislature would knock off the appro
priation of $50,000 heretofore allowed
for cooperation with the federal gov
ernment, and had this been done the
trapping of predatory animals in this
state would have ceased. This has
been restored, however, and the work
will continue as heretofore.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Nichols, and his
mother, Mrs. Thompson, of Lexing.
ton are convalescing from a severe at
tack of the flu. Dr. McMurdo also
reports that the family of W. F. Bar
nett and their daughter, Mrs. Hank
Parker, Prof. Johnston, principal of
the Lexington school, and Miss Alex
ander, music teacher, all victims of
the epidemic, are now on the road to
recovery, the teachers being able to
resume their duties in the school on
The Ed. V. Price representative
will be at WiUon's on February 14
and 15, with a display of fine woolen
Buitings. Come in and select a suit.
M. R. Morgan, suffering rrom in
jury to one of his eyes, and confined
for a week or more in the Heppner
Surgical hospital, was able to return
to his lone home on Wednesday of
last week, quite fully recovered from
tne effects of the operation he under
went or the removal of the injured
Commissioner Geo. Bleakman, who
makes trips to Heppner from Hard-
man every day, is authority for the
statement that the snow in the moun
tains south of his home town is about
three feet on the level, and his part
of the county has not had such a
thorough soaking in many years.
W. A. McCarty of Hardman was a
business visitor in the county seat on
Monday. There is nothing' lacking
when it comes to moisture out that
way, reports Mr. McCarty, and it is
not all in the roads, either.
Roy Leathers of Monument is here
and being treated for a serious ab
scess on the shoulder. He has been
under the care of a physician for the
past two weeks and the abscess is
Born At their home in this city on
Saturday, February 6th, to Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Hughes, a son. Dr. Mc
Murdo reports mother and baby doing
The American Legion Auxiliary will
meet Tuesday, February 15th. The
hostesses for this meeting will be
Mrs. Ben Buschke and Mrs. Lorena
The Ed. V. Price representative
will be at Wilson's on February 14
and 15, with a display of fine wooiin
suitings. Come in and select a suit.
Born At" Morrow General hospital
in this city on Wednesday, February
9th, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burnside
of Eight Mile, a 10-lb. daughter.
Paul Aiken came in from Portland
on Tuesday. He has been at work in
the city for some time with the May
tag washing machine people.
ADDITIONAL BOARDMAN NEWS.
Rny Barlow has returned to school
after a siege of flu.
"The Hand of the Law" is the play
to be given by the high school March
4. This will be one of the best plays
ever given by the students and that
is saying much, for Boardman High
school plays are always exceptionally
well put on.
Jioardman is to be represented in
the declumatory contest this year at
Heppner. The final tryouts will be
held February 21. The four slower
grades, four upper grades and high
school will each have representatives.
Mr. Kelly expects to go to Heppner
Saturday,to attend the Morrow Coun
ty Declamatory kague meeting.
A Washington Day program will be
given Friday, February the 18th, at
school at which time the medal for
the Lincoln Day essay will-be award
ed. An exhibit will be given of the
school work in each of the rooms that
day, from 1 till 2, when the program
starts. Everybody invited to attend.
Supt. and Mrs. J, O. Russell were
visitors Sunday at the J. R. Johnson
and Fred Kelly homes. Mr. RusBell
is superintendent of the schools at
otnnfield this year.
The freshmen and sophomores had
a purty Feb. 4th. Although the crowd
was small it was congenial and all
had a merry time with games of var
The first issue of the Boardman
Bellhop has appeared and has created
favorable comment. The staff con
sists of Helen Boardman, editor:
Alex Ayres, manager; reporters, Mil-
mea messenger, iiustor Hands, Viladys
Wilson, Irene Agoo, Kennoth Board
man and Lillian Price,
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VISITED IN CALIFORNIA.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris P. Brown and
family returned recently from a
pleasant trip of three months to
Southern California. They visited
with the Ed Browns, former Morrow
county folks, in Los Angeles, and
withal report a most delightful trip.
Misfortune overtook them on the road
home, however, as their car was in a
wreck near Albany, delaying them
two days, and they were caught in the
last big snow storm at Portland, tak
ing a day to get as far as The Dalles
and another day home. "We never
thought just How much we enjoyed
getting the paper until we were away
from home," Mrs. Brown remarked
when in town Saurday, "but we were
mighty anxious to get it each week."
Artie Brown Called By
Death Early Sunday
Artie Brown, aged 44 years, who
two weeks ago suffered a stroke of
paralysis while at Reid's saw mill and
was brought to town for medical
treatment, passed away on Sunday
morning last, after suffering addi
Funeral services were conducted on
Tuesday morning at the Christian
church, Milton W. Bower, pastor, of
hciating. The services were attended
by a large number of relatives and
friends of the deceased, who was a
native son of Morrow county and was
well known here.
lendnig an investigation into the
exact cause of the death of Mr. Brown
the remains are being held by Coron
er Case, at the request of the county
health officer, but we are not in
formed as to whether a post mortem
examination will be made. Burial
will later bo in the cemetery on Rhea
creek near the B. F. Devore place.
IRRIGON GRANGE NEWS.
A card party was held at Frank
Frederickson's February 5. A good
sized crowd attended and a good time
was had by all. After a taffy pull
lunch was served.
Our community is being visited by
the flu. Some are getting better and
some are taking it. A few of the
small children are having the chicken
pox. The Williams children are
broken out very badly at this time.
The H. E. club met with Mrs. Frank
Frederickson February 8. The after
noon was spent in fancy work and
visiting. A delicious luncheon was
served by the hostess.
.Our next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. Chas. Benefiel February
17. The club will give a social at the
school house Saturday night, Febru
Elmer Benefiel is visiting home
folks on a three-months furlough
from Vancouver barracks.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright and son
Don took dinner and spent the day
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. McCarter
Mr. and Mrs. McCarter are leaving
this week for Vale, Ida. They are
shipping a car of household goods
and stock. Chas. Benefiel of Irrigon
will go through with it.
Chas. Benefiel and son Bert went
to Boardman Saturday and brought
back a load of hogs. Mr. Wright is
also going into the hog business as
he has purchased three fine large
Everybody is pleased to see Grand
ma Graybeal out and around aga.n
after several weeks of sickness
caused by a fall from a gravel bed.
Road work will start again Febru
ary 9 after several weeks of idleness
due to the cold weather and sno
The snow is now all gone and tho
ground is drying out nicely.
Mrs. Ryder is home again after 6
weeks visit with her mother and son
at Bandon, Ore.
Fred Caldwell made a trip to Her-
SHALL STATES OF GREAT NORTHWEST
BE DENIED A WISE POLICY OFFERED BY
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SOUTHWEST
E. B. ALDRICH
In Pendleton East Oregonian.
Secretary Work's objection to the
Umatilla rapids project seems based
on his view that the imitation end of
the project should stand on its own
feet and not be aided by the power
feature of the project.
The secretary does not assume the
irrigation end of the Colorado project
should pay its own way. On January
12, 1926, the interior department gave
to the press the official report of the
secretary approving the construction
of the Colorado project by the federal
government. Here is one paragraph
from that report:
On the Colorado
"The money for this development
should, I believe, be provided by a
bond issue of the United States. It
should be for a sum sufficient to pro
vide for the construction of the dam,
the power plant and the ALL AMERI
CAN CANAL. An additional sum
should be included in the authoriza
tion to pay interest on bonds sold
during the period of construction, and
until such time as the revenue will
meet interest charges. Providing the
money for this development through
a special bond issue will obviate dis
turbance of the regular fiscal opera
tions of the government. It will ob
viate provision by the budget for the
money needed during construction.
The bonds could be sold as money
would be needed. Construction would
extend over a period of between five
and ten years if work were carried on
at a rate to secure the greatest effi
The All-American canal is to cost
$31,000,000 according to the estimates.
At the present time the water for
irrigating Imperial valley comes from
a canal that runs in part through
Mexico. The All-American canal is
undoubtedly needed and should be
built as should the other features of
the Colorado project.
The charges that Secretary Work
would impose upon water users there
may be understood from the follow
ing paragraph from his report:
"Water supplied for domestic, in
dustrial or irrigation uses should be
delivered at the dam, at points along
the river agreed upon and at the ter
minal of the All-American canal.
Prices for this water should be such
as to at least repay all of the cost of
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
of the canals and an equitable part
ot the operating expenses of the dam.
This with the revenues from power,
will, we believe, repay the entire in
vestment in this development with
four per cent interest."
Power End Carries Load.
What that means is that settlers
iu Imperial valley will be required to
miston Monday after feed.
Mr. Glasgow, with the help of Mr.
Hesscook, is getting out some nice
Mr. Pyle, state traffic officer, was
in to.wli last week.
Mrs. Caldwell is suffering with
Pure bred Barred Rock Toosters for
sale. MacGuire stock. F; R. Brown,
phone 644, city. 46-7
FOR SALE Alfnlfa Seed and Net
ted Gem potatoes. J. M. Richards,
Echo, Ore. (Butter Creek.) 60.
FOR SALE Good 2-horse gas en
gine. See Sam Llninger attJohn Auto
pay for the operation and mainten
anc of their canal but not for its con
struction charge. In other words the
power end of the project is to provide
tho big thing to-wit, the $31,000,000
canal. To pay an "equitable part of
the operating expenses of the dam"
will be easy for such operating ex
penses will be low. The big charges
in connection with the dam will not
be operation but for interest pay
ments and for amortization of the
construction cost. If Secretary work
means for the irrigationists to help
meet such charges he does not say so.
It will be evident from the fore
going sections and from other sec
tions of Dr. Work's report on the Col
orado project that he expects the
power aales to carry the project
through. It is estimated that this can
be done by selling the power at three
mills per K. W. H. at the switchboard.
It has already been estimated by
engineers of the interior department,
that the entire cost of the Umatilla
rapids project, including power de
velopment, irrigation, navigation can
al, railway relocation, etc., can be
paid from the profits from power sold
at two mills per kilowatt hour, or one
mill lower than the estimated selling
price of the Colorado river project.
Rapids Project More Feasible
If the interior secretary will apply
to the Umatilla rapids project the
same policy he upholds on the Color
ado our project can not only be built
but it can be paid for more easily than
the Boulder canyon project. The mat
ter of pumping for irrigation at Uma
tilla rapids offers no difficulties be
cause such pumping will be during
summer months when the demand for
power for heating and for illumina
tion will be slack. The energy of the
river may as well be used.
The policy of making power sales
help carry the cost of a reclamation
project is sound. It means that the
people of the region affected, will help
pay, without knowing it perhaps, for
a development of general public ad
vantage within the region. That pol
icy is more businesslike than is the
policy of making such payments out
of the federal treasury.
The Umatilla rapids project is feas
ible and can be built whenever con
gress wishes to act. The essential
thing is that the northwest be given
the benefits of the wise policy that
has been suggested with a view of
aiding the southwest. Surely the peo
ple of the northwest and their repre
sentatives in congress will be justi
fied in asking such treatment. Per
haps the secretary of the interior is
not aware of the fact he is discrim
inating against the states of the great
northwest, and that the Columbia,
now entirely unused, is the greatest
tower river of the west.
AT THE METHODIST CHURCH.
Owing to the absence of the pastor
this week, there will be no preaching
services. The Sunday school meets
as usual in the morning at 9:45, and
at the morning preaching hour there
will be presented a musical program
oy the choir, which will be of interest
MISSIONARY MEETING TUESDAY.
The Womens' Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist church will
meet in the church parlors next Tues
day afternoon, Feb. 15, at 2:30. We
would like to have a good attendance
of the members and friends. Come
and join us.
MRS. LININGER, Secretary.
Date Set for Library
March the 8th is the date set for
the home talent vaudeville to be pre
sented by the different organizations
of the ctiy under the auspices of the
Heppner Public Library association.
The ball has been started rolling and
is gaining momentum daily.
Some numbers have already been
chosen and rehearsals started. Neigh
bors of Woodcraft were among the
first to get started and promise a live
ly number. The Masons have their
part of the progTm lined up as well,
and the American Legion and Auxil
iary are preparing stunts. Besides
these the Knights of Pythias, Elks,
Odd Fellows and others will also take
The nature of the numbers is a deep
secret, being carefully guarded in or
der that the program may be a com
plete surprise. That it will be of
high order throughout, however, is
assured as all may know who -are ac
quainted with the nature of home
talent productions here in the past.
The production will be staged at the
Star theater. Keep the date in mind
March 8 and watch for more partic
ulars. Also keep in mind the library days,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays,
open from 3 to 5. If you haven't yet
joined the association, give your name
with 25c to Mrs. Arthur McAtee, secretary-treasurer.
Funds are needed
to keep the library going. However,
it is not necessary to belong to the
association to borrow books. This
privilege is open to everyone.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
John G. Clouston, forest ranger
with headquarters at Pomeroy, Wash.,
who has been on detail work at the
headquarters of the Umatilla Nation
al forest in this city, will leave Thurs
day for his home. He will attend a
meeting of wool growers and cattle
and horse growers to be held at Wal
la Walla Friday and Saturday before
going on to his home. Pendleton E.O.
Mrs. M. L. Curran, Mrs. O. T. Fer
guson and Mrs. Jared Aiken drove to
Portland Sunday in the Curran car.
Mrs. Ferguson acter as chauffeur for
the party. Mrs. Curran goes to the
city to select her spring millinery,
while Mrs. Ferguson will consult with
specialists regarding a trouble from
which she has ben suffering for some
The Ed. V. Price representative
will be at Wilson's on February 14
and 15, with a display of fine woolen
suitings. Come in and select a suit.
Dr. McMurdo reports an increase in
the population of the county during
the past week. On January 27th, at
their home on Butter creek, to Mr.
and Mrs. James Daly, a daughter. Feb
ruary 9th, at their home near Hepp
ner, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Christen
son, a 9-lb. son.
W. O. Dix, of the firm of Hiatt &
Dix, is confined to his home by sick
ness, and it is reported that he will
have to remain in for some time as
he has suffered a return of a trouble
of long standing, but one which has
not bothered him much for the past
year or two.
Howard Y.oung, residing in this city,
suffered a severe cut to one of his
ears on Friday. While running he
fell, striking the ear on a rock, and
it required some stitching to tie it
back again. Dr. McMurdo treated the
Dr. McMurdo was called to the
home of M. S. Corrigall on Butter
creek Tuesday where he found Mrs.
Corrigall suffering a severe attack of
influenza. She is reported to be im
proving at this time.
Born At their home on Eight Mile,
to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Worden, Wed
nesday, February 9th, a 9-lb. daugh
ter, Dr. Johnston attending.
. Mrs. M. L. Curran dparted last Sun
day for Portland where she will at
tend the anunal Spring Millinery
Opening Week in that city.
Alva Stone, government trapper,
underwent an operation here on Tues
day for the removal of his tonsils.
S. Hamblen of Arlington was a vis
itor in this city on Tuesday, coming
here to consult a physician.
NOTICE OF SALE OF ANIMALS.
Notice is hereby given that by vir
tue of the laws of the State of Ore
gon, the undersigned has taken up
the hereinafter described animals,
found running at large on his prem
ises in Morrow County, State of Ore
gon, and that he will on Saturday, the
Sibth day of February, 1927, at the
hour of 1 o'clock P. M. of said day, at
his place one mile west of Heppner,
Morrow County, Oregon, offer for
sale and sell to the highest bidder for
cash in hand, the suid animals, unless
the same shall have been redeemed
by the owner or owners thereof. Said
animals are described as follows:
One aged brown mare mule, with
harness marks, brand M on left shoul
der; one brown mare mule colt, brand
M on left shoulder; one brown horse
mule colt, brand M on left shoulder.
FRANK S. PARKER, Heppner, Or.
elks' Card Party
3J $1.00 per couple.
Gov. Smith Mr. McAdoo.
1,000,000,000 for Golf.
If North and South America cannot
set before the rest of the world an
example of peace and common sense,
something is wrong with North and
South America. This year the Latin
Republic will spend $100,000,000 de
veloping railroads, and most of the
money will be borrowed in the Uni
ted States. Chile is negotiating a
$40,000,000 loan in New York to elec
trify the Chilean State Railways. Ap
parently those South American repub
lics have public officials sufficiently
honest and competent to manage
The financing of desirable indus
trial enterprises in South America by
United States banks is a useful in
vestment for American money.
When Andrew Carnegie sold his
mills to United States Steel he would
accept only special bonds, wouldn't
take preferred stock as a gift, laugh
ed at the common stock saying it was
n't even water, it was "air." Recent
figures would surprise and probably
annoy Mr. Carnegie's Scotch thrift.
The steel company in 1926 earned
$199,004,741, enough to pay $17.96 a
share on the common stock, a new
record of peace-time prosperity in the
One billion dollars will be spent on
new golf courses and clubhouses this
year, including the cost of 1,000 new
golf clubs starting and maintenance
of oldr clubs If the nation could
build a thousand new flying machines
one for each new golf club, to protect
the links and placid gentlemen play
ing on them, it would be a good thing.
Dry raiders sieze $25,000 worth of
' blending" machinery used to manu
facture benedictine, chartreuse, and
other liqueurs. The "blending" hat
been going on, full blast, for four
months. Many an American has dam
aged bis mucous membrane, absorb
ing the product of that, machinery.
Governor Ritchie, of Maryland, rfim
self widely discussed in connection
with the Democratic Presidential
nomination, says Governor Smith, of
New York, "is the outstanding Demo
crat in the United States."
On the other hand, Mr. Milton, ed
itor of the Chattanooga News, says
William G. McAdoo is the only man
for Democrats to nominate. Mr. Mil
ton says Governor Smith cannot be
nominated because "the country is
seventy per cent. dry, and no wet can
be elected to the Presidency." Gov
ernor Smith's friends say, "wait and
John D. Rockefeller still has the
New York Stock Exchange seat that
he bought in 1883, fourty-four years
ago. He never uses it, keeps it per
haps to remind him of old days when
he was making money for himself be
fore he began spending his millions
in Rockefeller Foundations, institutes,
fighting disease for other people.
That seat, which probably cost Mr.
Rockefeller less than $50,000 he could
now sell for $180,000. If he holds it
a little longer, it will be worth $200,
000. Russian husbands and wives will
be interested in their mail from now
on. For a divorce you simply notify
the authorities that you want it, then
send word to your better half through
the post office and that settles it.
You are divorced.
In China the thing is more serious.
The natives hate strangers as cats
hate dogs. They are tired of watch
ing foreigners spend money, having
courts and territory of their own, and
are glad when the time comes to mur
der a few. The murdering seems to
be close at hand.
Uncle Sam has some of his ships
there, and unpleasant news may be
After the Boxe rebellion, when the
other nations compelled the Chinese
to pay millions in damaga, this na
tion handed the money buck.
But that won't help our popularity.
When Europe was in trouble, Uncle
Sam sent an army of two million men,
five thousand million dollars, and
other thousands of millions since.
THE FIRST CENTURY CHURCH.
Much controversy centers around
the Question Of Which church in richf.
One church may emphasize one doc
trine which thev believe in mnra In.
portant than the one some other group
empnasizes. mere is no church in
existence which can date its system
and ecclesiasticism back to the first
century and the apostles. This being
true, as every student of church his
torv knows, it U aviHpnt fhof n
ganization in existence can legitimate
ly claim to be precisely right. That
sends us back to a atudv nf th NTm
Testament or First Century Church
to nna out wnat is exactly right. This
will be the subject of the Sunday eve
ning sermon at the Church of Christ.
The morning subject will be "God s
A friendly welcome at all services.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.