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Volume 43, Number 52.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 24, 1927.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
HEPPNER Mi! PLAY
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League Machinery Set to
Work; Local Prospects
for Team Bright.
FOUR TEAMS TO VIE
Ileppner, lone, Condon and Arlington
Each Have Six Home Gamea
in Temporary Schedule.
Heppner will play Condon at home
April 10 in the kick-off game of the
Morrow-Gilliam baseball league, if
the temporary schedule of the league
drawn up at Arlington Sunday is rat
ified. Another meeting of the league
will be held at Arlington tomorrow
evening to ratify the schedule and
adopt constitution and by-laws.
The league being organized in
cludes teams from Heppner, lone,
Condon and Arlington. The tempo
rary schedule contemplate four
games between all competing terms,
two at home and two away, giving
each town six games at home. The
schedule starts April 10 and will be
completed June 29. Decoration Day
and Fourth of July dates are left
open that games may be had with
teams outside the league.
Dean T. Goodman was elected pres
ident of the league, Earl Sncll, Ar
lington, vice president and Frank
Hollen, " Condon, treasurer. Jasper
Crawford was appointed secretary by
Mr. Goodman, this office being left
to him to fill. David A. Wilson is
lieppner's league director.
The Heppner club started daily
practice Monday under the direct su
pervision of Manager Barr, who re
yorts the boys to be limbering up
well. Many of last year's bunch arc
stiil on hand and with addition of
some good-looking newcomers local
stock is rapidly climbing. Of last
year's infield the bases are intact
with all the veteran holders on the
job. Gay Anderson, first Backer, L.
Van Marter on the keystone bag, and
Carl Cason at third. Herman Hill,
star shortstop of last season, is being
missed in the early workouts, but
Manager Barr is developing some new
material that he believes is going to
produce. Paul Hisler is one prom
ising contestant for the job.
So far the pitching staff is minus,
but thamannger is in communication
Wjth a number of good heavers, any
one of whom would fill the bill. The
receiving end is the least worry of
all. Fred Hoskins is willing to act
again, and besides another good
catcher has been showing his form.
He is Gerald Smith, eighth grade
mentor, who caught in his college
days and made a name for himself.
Kither of these fellows may be used
to advantage in the field in case he
is not needed behind the bat. There
will be no dearth of outfielders either
from the number turning out, among
them "Louie" Allen, "Bus" Gentry
and Frank Gentry of last year's crew.
0. B. Flory, lieppner's "John D.," is
an old-timer turning' out, a pitcher
in days gone by, and looks good
wherever he may be put, Manager
Barr Jeclartl.
HELPED BEAT MULTNOMAH CLUB
Arthur Clarke was a member of the
Heppner football squad that cleaned
up on the Multnomah club of Port
land. That was in the days before
the Heppner flood changed local scen
ery, and Mr. Clarke didn't see much
of the old town to remind him of
those days when he was here the first
of the week. Besides being a foot
hall player of local renown, Mr.
Clarke may be remembered by old
timers as the snare drummer in the
old Heppner band. He is now with
the Clarke Optical company of Port
land and on this visit was substitut
ing for his brother who has been
making regular trips to Heppner for
some time in the interests of the
cimpany. Mr. Clarke was in the jew
elry business here in the old days.
THE OLD BOOK STANDS.
The tide of unbelief wears cease
lessly against the rock of God's word
and yet it stands fast, unchanged and
unmoved. From time to time the point
of attack is shifted in the hope that
a start of the work of destruction
may make its appearance, but failure
is met at every point for God is not
mocked.
Among those teachings of scripture
which are most persistently chal
lenged is the teaching of the virgin
birth of Christ. This theme will be
discussed at the Church of Christ on
Sunday evening.
The subject at the morning preach
ing hour will be, "Scarcely Saved."
A cordial welcome to these services
as well bs to the Bible School and
Christian Endeavor.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
NO HEPPNERIAN THIS WEEK.
The Hcppnerian, high school paper
regularly published in these columns,
suspended activities this week along
with the other school activities. The
llenpuerian editor asks its readers to
kindly bear with the staff another
week, wlun they promise a good live
issue.
Used Furniture bought, exchanged
or repaired. We pay a fair price for
what we buy, and give an honest value
in what we sell. We try to give our
patrons all we can for a dollar. That
is why we have taken the agency for
Lowe Brothers Paint. CASE FURNI.
TURE COMPANY.
Onion sots for sale Early Multi
pliers, 12Vio pound. Phono 12F24, or
v rite W. L. Kuinmerland, Heppner. St.
U. O. Dance to Benefit
Fine Arts Building
A dance has been arranged by Miss
Luola Benge, local chairman in a
campaign to raise funds for the pro
posed fine arts building at the Uni
versity of Oregon, to take place at the
Elks' hall tomorrow night. The af
fair is open to the public, everyone
being cordially invited, with a special
invitation to university alumni. Tick
ets will be one dollar, and proceeds
after expenses are paid will go into
the fine arts building fund. Music
will be furnished by the Twilight
quintet.
Miss Benge, who is making a visit
to her home here during spring va
cation at the university, announces
the following patrons and patronesses
for the dance: Mr. and Mrs. C. L.
Sweek, Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Murter,
Dean T. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs. Har
old Cohn, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. Bur
gess and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner.
Lexington Boy Injured
By Dynamite Explosion
Robert Miller, son of C. S. Miller
of Lexington, was quite seriously in
jured Wednesday afternoon, as a re
sult of playing with a dynamite cap.
His injuries, caused from the explo
sion, were the loss of thumb and first
and second fingers of the left hand.
Pieces of the cap also struck him in
the face and neck, necessitating re
moval of fragments. He escaped
serious injury to an eye by the vol
untary closing of an eyelid, though
the edge of the eyeball was pene
trated. The lad was rushed to Heppner,
where his injuries were attended to
by Dr. McMurdo.
Declamatory Contest to
be Held Here April 22nd
The ball has been set rolling tow
ards the Morrow County Declamatory
Contest to be held in Heppner April
22. Work has started in earnest and
with a tinge of zeal, the children are
selecting their various recitations.
There are three divisions from which
to select: oratorical, dramatic and hu
morous. In about three weeks there
will be a preliminary contest between
the Heppner students to determine
the entrants in the county contest.
One person for each of the three
groups will be chosen from the high
school, thus making our entrants
number three. From the grades, two
will be chosen for each department of
the contest.
It is thought there will be about
thirty entrants for the try-outs of the
contest from the high school. The
present number, signed up in their
respective groups, is as follows:
Oratorical: Virginia Dix, Fletcher
Walker, Velton Owen, Robert Turner,
Claud Conder, Clarence Hayes, Cor
nett Green, and Clair Cox; Dramatic:
iivelyn Swindig, Harriet Morgan,
Mary Beamer, Eva Hiatt, Mary Rit
chie and Ethel Moore. Humorous:
Gordon Bucknum, Joe Swindig, Kath
erine Bisbee, Dorothy Herren, John
Parker," Margaret Bowker, Lucille
Driscoll, John Conder, Mae Groshens,
end Hester Lawson.
Fossil Banker Loses
Life In John Day River
Leland L. Steiwer, 49, was drowned
in the John Day river near Spray on
Sunday night, when the automobile
which he was driving plunged from
the narrow grade. He was accompan
ied by Hubert Barnard, who made his
escape by swimming to the shore.
The heavy sedan in which the men
were riding turned over in leaving
the John Day highway at a sharp turn
about a mile and a half west of Spray
and landed upright in the river. It
floated about 150 yards in the swol
len current until it sank. It is re
ported that the headlights burned for
some time after the automobile was
submerged.
Mr. Steiwer was a son of the iate
W. W. Steiwer and was president of
the Steiwer & Carpenter bank at Fos
sil, ani vice-president of the Butte
Creek Land & Livestock company.
United States Senator Steiwer is a
cousin. Mr. Stewier was quite well
known in Heppner, and he was a fel
low student with C. L. Sweek at the
University of Oregon.
Jeff Jones Buys Lawson
Land on Heppner FJat
A deal was reported this week
wherein Jeff Jones purchased a por
tion of the Lawson land on Heppner
fiat adjoining land he now farms.
This piece gives Mr. Jones a field of
practically 1000 acres in one piece
of some of the nicest lying and best
wheat land in the county. The con
sideration was not stated, but it is
understood Mr. Lawson took in trade
SO acres of land in the Willamette
valley. Mr. Lawson now makes his
lir.me in the valley, being forced to
leave here because of ill health.
R. L. Benge also purchased a part
of this land, according to the report,
to be worked in conenction with his
Heppner flat farm,
Chas. 11. Latourell enjoyed a visit
over the week-end from his father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lat
curcll of Gresham, Oregon. s
Hatching Eggs Place orders now;
O. A. C. strain Barred Rocks. Write
or phone Mrs. Ora L. Barlow, lone,
Ore. Phone 15x33. 51-55.
Wanted Housework by young wo
man, country preferred. Inquire this
office.
For Kent 5-rooin hou:ie, pr.rtly
furnished. Inquire of Dave McCul
lough, Heppner. tf.
FORMER LOCAL
GIRL KILLED IN
AUTO WRECK
Two Men, Girl Die When Heavy
Car Crashes Off Highway
at Rieth Sunday.
Miss Barbara Watkins, daughter of
Elisha C. Watkins of Heppner and
Mrs. Frank Perry of Pendleton, was
a victim of an automobile accident
e. rly Sunday morning, when the car
in which she and three other compan
ions were riding went off the grade
and over the bluff on a curve one half
mile west of Rieth. Miss Watkins
was killed instantly, as were two oth
ers of the party. Her funeral was
l.eld from the Folsom chapel at Pen
dleton on Tuesday afternoon, Rev.
Guy L. Drill, pastor of the First
Christian church of Pendleton, offi
ciating. Burial was in Olney ceme
tery at Pendleton.
Miss Watkins was a natfve of this
city a.id resided here up until about
two years ago. She is survived by her
father and mother and three sisters.
She would have been 18 years of age
on the day of her funeral.
The following account in detail of
the accident is taken from the East
Oregonian of Monday evening:
Sorrowing relatives and friends to
day were making arrangements for
the funeral and burial of the two
young men and One young woman
who were instantly killed at 1:25 o'
clock Sunday morning when the heavy
touring car in which they were riding
plunged from the road and hurtled
175 feet to the jagged rocks below,
one half mile west of Rieth.
The dead:
Ben Griggs, 21, son of Frank Griggs,
former cigar store proprietor in this
city. Large hole though the back of
his skull, chest crushed and legs bro
ken and pinned down by a number of
heavy rocks.
Barbara Watkins, 18, daughter of
Mrs. Frank Perry, 712 West Webb
street. Skull crushed and internal
injuries.
William L. Holt, son of M. S. Holt
of Baker, head crushed almost be
yond recognition.
The injured:
Helen Whited, 22, daughter of Mrs.
C. M. Whited of Portland. Suffering
from minor cuts and injuries and a
twisteu ankle. Condition not serious.,
Excessive Speed Thought Cause
Spei-J is thought to have been the
c:.use of the accident. Miss Whited
in an interview this morning at St.
Anthony's hospital with an East Ore
gonian representative declared that
the car was traveling she believed
between 60 and 70 miles an hour on
the curve.
"I was sitting in the front seat with
Bill," she said, "with my back to the
tar donr talking to Ben and Barbara.
We left Pendleton about 12:30 o'clock
Saturday night for a ride down the
highway. We went probably five miles
below Rieth and turned around. Go
ing down we drove along at about 40
miles an hour. On the way back,
however, we were going faster.
Girl Rendered Unconscious
"The first I knew of what was go
ing to happen came with the crash of
the car into the rocks at the side of
the road probably twenty feet from
where they said later the car went
over. I must have been knocked un
conscious because the next thing I
knew I was lying with my feet braced
against some rocks about half way
down the bluff.
"I attempted to crawl up to the
road but I couldn't. Neither could I
get down to the car which I could see
bottomside up. I could see one of the
kids lying near the car. He looked
like he was dead. I didn't know
though that all three had been killed
until 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning.
"1 started to scream and kept it up
jntil people in the houses near the
Rieth bridge came and helped me up
to the road again and took me to the
hospital."
Car Owned by Boise Man
First to reach the injured girl were
F. E. Turner and G. D. Jones, both of
whom live near the Lonesomehurst
bridge helow Rieth. They promptly
called Charles Hoskins, deputy sher-
ir7, and Roy Montgomery, night city
patrolman. ,
Mr. Holt, who was a stage driver
on the run between Pendleton and
Boise and was driving a new Cadillac
car belonging to H. O. Munson of
Boise, wns found by the officers with
his head against a large rock proba
bly 15 or 20 feet from where the
wrecked car lies bottomside up.
Three Victims Badly Crushed
From the way his body lay it is be
lieved he must have been thrown clear
of the car as it made it's final leap,
striking head first against rocks. Al
most touching him lay the body of
Barbara Watkins while farther up
and nearer the foot of the cliff was
the body of Hen Griggs, his head and
chest crushed and his legs pinned
down by a number of largo rocks loos
ened by the car in its plunge.
After taking the injured girl to the
hospitnl tho deputy sheriff, Patrol
man Montgomery and a man giving
the name of Picaid carried the body
of Ben Griggs to the bridge road.
Tht'y alsocarried the body of the girl
to the road while others picked up the
body of Bill Holt.
Hundreds of Pendleton people Sun
day morning drove to the scene of the
wreck. Bloodstained rocks and pieces
of clothing on the jagged rocks just
below the bluff bore gruesome testi
mony of the toll taken in the plunge
of the cnr. Marks where the car left
the road on the revcrso curve show
that the car first left probably
20 feet from the guard fence, ca
reened along the rocks, Btruck the
fence snapping a four by four post
Best Home Talent Play
Coming to Heppner
One scene in "Along the Missouri"
vas made so realistic in the presen
tation of the play by the Condon
American Legion in their home city
that Bill Gross, the villain, cracked
a couple of ribs when he engineered
a fall. And all told the play was so
good that all Condon folk declared it
to be the very best home talent show
ever staged there. So good, in fact,
that they have clamored for and will
have the play given there again.
About this play, to be given in
Heppner April 12, under the auspices
of the Elks lodge, the Condon Globe
Times has this to say: "Along the
Missouri," a four-act farce comedy,
given by the members of the Ameri
can Legion at the Liberty, has been
acclaimed by young and old, alike,
the best h ome-talent play ever given
in Condon. A number of Condon's
"old home-talenters" again came into
their own with Tuesday night's per
formance and gave us a nicely spiced
whiff of what this town can do dra
matically. By 3 o'clock in the after
noon every seat in the theater was
sold out and people were still flock
ing to Graves' for tickets. The
dramatic acting and the little touches
of humor in the play took the au
dience first into the depths of despair
tnd then into gales of laughter.
Included in the cast are James O'
Kourke, Jack Tierney, Wm. Gross,
Gerald Burns, Harry Meyers, Wm. E.
Wilkins, Mrs. R. W. Hanneman, Miss
R. Hayes, Mrs. Ed Schott. Watch
chese columns for further announce
ments. 5
COME TO LIBRARY
Campaign for Donations
Planned; Association to
Finish Organization.
Three hundred additional books re
ceived from the state library were
placed on the shelves of the local li
brary this week. Covering a wide
range of fiction as well as informa
tional books, this assortment offers
readers of most any preference a wide
range for selection. The library is
open Monday and Satu-day afternoons
from if to 6 o'slock id Wednerday
evenings from 7 to 9. The privilege
of borrowing books is free to every
one. If desired books are not on the
helves here, they will be ordered for
anyone from the state library by the
local librarian.
Steps toward perfecting organiza
tion of the Heppner Public Library
association were taken Monday eve
ning at a meeting of the accosiation
in the council chambers. A commit
tee on constitution and by-laws con
sisting of Mrs. Helen M. Walker, Rev.
B. Stanley Moore and Mrs. Lillian
Turner will make their report next
Monday evening when the association
will meet again and it is hoped at
that time to complete the organiza
tion. Association members are urged
to be on hand next Monday .
A campaign for solicitation of
books was also decided upon at this
meeting, to take place April 2. Reid
Buseick and Mrs. C. W. McNamer
were apponited as a committee to
make arrangements for the campaign.
It is believed by members that many
persons have books they have read
thoroughly and would be willing to
give to the library. Books thus ob
tained would serve as a nucleus for
a good local library. The aid of the
Boy Scouts in putting on the cam
paign has been asked.
The library is gradually gaining in
patronage, as more people become ac
quainted with its facilities, and the
association feels encouraged by its
accomplishments thus far.
OPERETTA POSTPONED.
"In the Garden of the Shah," high
school operetta scheduled for March
29 has been reset for April 2. The
postponement was necessitated by ill
ness of members of the cast and clos
ing of school this week that the build
ing might be fumigated. Preparations
for the presentation are still going
ahead under the direction of Miss
Wright, musical instructor, and it is
promised the show will be only better
for the delay.
POMONA GRANGE TO MEET.
Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at Morgan on Saturday, Ap
ril 2nd. An open session will be held
in the afternoon, and a good program
is in course of preparation. The pub
lic in general Is cordially invited to
attend the afternoon meeting. The
I'omona lecturer has arranired a verv
interesting and instructive program.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Kisler are
the proud parents of an 8-pound
daughter, born to them at the home
of Mrs. Kislcr's parents,. Mr. and Mrs
W. P. Prophet in this city, on Mnrch
21st. Mr. and Mrs. Kisler live at
Lewiston, Idaho.
Mrs. James Hayes of Rhea creek is
quite ill at the home of her son, Glen
Hayes, in this city. Mrs. Hayes is
suffering from heart trouble.
and heavy planks in two then hurtled
down the bluff.
Ben Griggs, and the two girls were
eating at the Quelle Cafe shortly af
ter midnight when Mr. Holt came
along and invited them to tako a ride.
Mr. Holt who had been employed on
the Boise-Pendleton run for the past
six months, was driving the car which
is declared to have been owned by H.
O. Munson at Boise, a stage operator,
and was not in use as a stage on the
run.
AUDITORIUM BOND
ISSUE CARRIES BY
TWO TO ONE VOTE
88 For to 44 Against Result of
Election Friday; $20,000 to
be Spent for Building.
While there had been considerable
interest manifested in the school
bond election that took place Friday
afternoon, the total vote was not as
large as expected. Some opposition
had developed, but when the vote was
counted, out of the total of 132, 88
favored the bonds and 44 were against
the issue.
The amount of bonds authorized to
be sold by the district is $20,000, and
out of this sum will be erected the
proposed auditorium-gymnasium
building. While the plans have not
yet been drawn, the school board has
contracted with Architect Cleo H.
Jenkins of Albany, who will have
completed plans ready for the con
sideration of the school board within
a couple of weeks or so. According
to present plans, the work of con
struction will be undertaken at as
early a date as possible, so that the
building may be in readiness for the
opening of the fall term of school.
LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PLAY.
A three-act comdey, "Doris Comes
to Town," will be presented in the
school auditorium at Lexington Fri
day evening, March 25, 1927, at eight
o'clock.
The plot centers around Wallie
Larkin, a bookkeeper in a cheese fac
tory who leads his sweetheart, Doris,
to believe that he is president of the
Brewster Cheese company. When
Doris suddenly discovers the decep
tion, fast complications follow.
The cast of characters is as fol
lows: Samuel Brewster, cheese king,
Vester Lane; Bob Brewster, a young
lawyer, Leonard McMillan; Wafflie
Larkin, a cheese bookkeeper, Elmo
Nolan; Doris Bancroft, Wallie Lark
in's friend, Eula McMillan; Verna
Callaway, Doris's chum, Gwendolyn
Evans; Betty Brewster, daughter of
S. Brewster, Mae Gentry; Mabel Ho
gan, switchboard operator, Eva Pad
berg; Ted Spratt, telegraph messen
gen, Wayne McMillan.
SCHOOL CLOSES FOR WEEK.
Because of so much lilness among
the.chiidren oCthe community, piany
being afflicted with various diseases,
some of which are of a contagious na
ture, the school was closed Monday
afternoon for the rest of the week.
between fifty and sixty pupils failed
to be present on Monday, and the city
physician, in conjunction with the
superintendent, thought it a good
time to close, and a general fumiga
tion of the building undertaken. By
the coming Monday it is expected
that the great majority of the illness
will have passed over, and school can
then continue till the end of the term
without further interruption.
HIGHWAY TO BE OILED SOON.
Reports are current in Heppner
that within three or four weeks the
oiling of the Oregon-Washington
nighway from Heppner to the Junc
tion will begin. We were not able
to fully verify this statement, how
ever, but it was given on pretty good
authority. There is much work of
repair going on now and the sur
face is being put in good shape to
receive the oil. It is furthermore ex
pected, that the actual work of put
ting on the finish on the Lena-Vinson
gap will soon start on the east end,
and the machinery for crushing the
rock is now about ready.
CONTRACTS FOR WHEAT.
F. R. Brown, of the Brown Ware
house company of this city, is in on
the wheat contracting early. This
week he contracted for a carload of
new crop at $1.12 per bushel, July and
August delivery. Mr. Brown states
th.it this is the earliest he ever con
tacted wheat, and as a usual thing
no one is ready to make contracts
more than a couple of months ahead
of harvest.
Harold Case arrived home the end
of the week from Walalce, Idaho,
where he has been employed in an
undertaking and furniture establish
ment for the past eight months. He
has accepted a place with his father,
M. L. Case, in the Case Furniture Co.
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POSTPONED
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Heppner Jury Case Cost
the County Large Sums
(Condon Globe Times)
County Clerk Brown Tuesday mail
ed to the Morrow county court at
Heppner a bill for $1,110.40, repre
senting the expense Gilliam county
was under for the trial of Henry
Bauer, Heppner hotel employee.
Bauer was tried here under a
change of venue from the circuit
court of Morrow county, and was
found not guilty by the jury. He
was charged with a statutory offense.
The bill presented Morrow county
covered the following items:
Pay of jurors, $355.10; bailiffs, $24;
reporter, $80; sheriff, serving jury
summons and subpoenas, $35.90; fees
of witnesses, for the state $479.10;
for the defense, $156.30; grand total,
$1,110.40.
Previously three trials involving
Bauer and others were held in Mor
low county. The trial of Bauer
there, under another indictment, re
sulted in a hung jury.
Local Jeweler Receives
Horological Certificate
Athur Smith, local jeweler and
watchmaker, has just Teceived a cer
tificate granted by the Horological In
stitute of America, Washington, D. C,
showing that he has passed an exam
ination given by that institute to de
termine standards of proficiency and
qualities of workmanship among
jewelers.
The Horological Institute of Amer
ica was organized to promote the
science of timekeeping, under the aus
pices of the National Research Coun
cil, Washington, D. C. Examinations
given by the Institute are of three
grades, varying in difficulty but very
practical and consisting of two parts
practical repair work and written
examination on theory and technique.
After the applicant has completed the
repair work, the watch is tested by
the National Bureau of Standards at
Washington to ascertain its efficiency
in timekeeping, and the work is fur
ther closely examined and graded by
the certification committee of the
Horological Instiutte. The certificate
just granted to Mr. Smith is upon
final examination.
New Fire Control Office
Established in Portland
The impoiTaTiee of forest-rffe""eoh-trol
on the national forests of Ore
gon and Washington is further recog
nized by the formation of the new of
fice of ire Control in the District
Forester's office in Portland, Oregon.
District Forester C. M. Granger has
just anonunced the new office and the
selection of F. H. Brundage as as
sistant district forester to head it.
This office will include fire preven
tion, fire suppression, fire studies,
fire law enforcement, and state fire
cooperation, heretofore handled by
the office of operation. "The protec
tion of forests from fire in the states
of Oregon and Washington, with their
immense timber and other values, is
of extreme importance," said Mr.
Granger recently.
21 Musical Organizations
At La Grande Convention
Special from La Grande, the 1927
American Legion Convention City.
Action will be the keynote of the en
tertainment at the American Legion
State Convention to be held in La
Grande on July 21, 22, 23 this year.
Oregon has many more drum corps
in proportion to its Legion posts than
any state in the Union and they will
all be in La Grande this summer. Any
and all of them are high class and
capable of making much music all the
time, day and night.
At the present writing there are
21 drum corps and bands promised
to be in attendance 14 corps and one
band from Oregon, 2 bands and 2
corps from Idaho and one each from
Washington. All of these, with their
many brilliant uniforms and stirring
martial music will be the foundation
of the largest and best convention,
"The Battle of '27," ever held in
Oregon in the history of the Ameri
can Legion,
Henry Thompson is up from Port
land for a short visit with Heppner
friends, and to attend to some matters
of business.
given
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Arthur Brisbane
President Faces West.
The Dinosaur Party.
Studying Mummies.
Men Will Dig.
President Coolidge will spend his
vacation in the West, In response to
many invitations. He should drive
in a big automobile from Kansas
City to Seattle down to San Diego,
fishing here and there. He would
see millions of American! that like
him.
The biggest wars are toon forsrot-
ten. Over a direct cable from the
United States to Germany, opened
Inst week PragiH.nl ftnllrioa miraA
President Hindenburg bis hope that
tnis additional means of communi
cation will promote mutual under
standing and good will between the
the two countries." And President
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Germany, rid of an expensive fleet,
expensive standing army and ex
tremely expensive Kaiser, attends to
business and goes ahead more rapid
ly tnan any otner country in turope.
Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborn enter
tained friends at the Museum of Nat
ural History, in honor of the tyran-
nosaurus, in Dinosaur Hall.
That monster is 47 feet long from
his beak to the end of his tail, 18
feet high at the hips, 21 feet around
the waist, with bones that weigh more
than two tons.
He was a powerful animal, but
couldn't last because he didn't have a
brain in proportion to the size of his
body.
Civilization has developed a more
powerful creature, which is the two-
legged billionaire, able to control and
command the work of 200,000,000 men
for one day.
That billionaire will soon be nu
merous and the interesting question
concerning nim will be, "What about
his brain?" Will it be big enough to
keep him safe?
The learned Dr. Sack, of Heidelherer
University, studying thousands of
tgyptian mummies, finds that high
living killed off rich Ee-votiana a it
h'lls off the rich Americans now.
Foolish eatin?. lack of exercise, ah.
pec'ally lack of deep breathing, have
through the centuries been skimming
the scum off the boiling pot of civil
ization. Mummies of the fiftw dvnnefiea
show signs of tuberculosis, affecting
the spine, and gout, swelling the
joints.
The Supreme Court decides unani
mously that Texas' laws forbidding
negroes to vote at Democratic pri
maries is unconstitutional. It is a
most important decision, and not to
the South only, since it may mean
Federal control over local primaries.
Where money is, men will dig. It
was proved in Italy, before architects
had learned how to make great domes
like that on St. Peter's hold them
selves up as they rose in the air. One
dome was built and filled with earth
to support it as it rose until the sides
met at the top. Putting in the earth
would be much less expensive than
taking it out. So they mixed the
earth beneath the dome with small
coins of a total value much less than
the cost of removing the earth. When
the dome was finished the population
was told it could bear away the coin
bearing dirt. The great dome stood
empty.
This country last year imported
more than $80,000,000 worth of prec
ious stones, $5,000,000 more than the
year before. And those purchases
were made without the assistance of
the extinct race of bartenders, to each
of whom a large diamond was as nec
essary as a white apron.
M. Millet, French scientist, would
tear down the honey bee's reputation,
built up by Maeterlinck, Lubbock and
many others, back to Aristotle.
The bee is a dull, mechanical crea
ture, says Millet; it does not know
that it polenizes flowers and blossoms
and does not even know which flowers
have honey, thinks only of getting su
gar. You can say the same of our human
honey bees of industry. They build
up civilization, make wealth, leisure
and culture possible, but they don't
know it, or don't care. They also
are doing the work for which the Lord
created them, and that's sufficient,
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WARNING!-
To the public or Morrow County:
By virtue of the laws of the State of
Oregon, it is unlawful for any person
io throw or doposit any glass bottles,
glass, nails, tacks, hoops, wire, cans
or any other substance likely to in
jure any person, animal, or vehicle,
upon any road, street or highway in
the State of Oregon. The penalty for
violating this statute is a fine of not
less than $25.00 or more than $100.00.
Notice is hereby given that any one
found guilty of violating this etututa
will be punished as therein provided.
By order of
COUNTY COURT OF MORROW,
By
COUNTY, OREGON.
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