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Volume 44, Number 4.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Apr. 21, 1927
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Cash Registers Opened;
Attempts Made to
LITTLE CASH TAKEN
About $10 Secured From Five Store;
Three Safe Damaged and Work
Appear to be That of Tyro.
Forced entries were made into five
different business houses along Main
htreet early Sunday morning, and as
a result a small amount of cash, per
haps between $30 and $40, was stolen
from cash registers and tills. The
places entered were the general stores
t W. P, Prophet and Thomson Bros.,
Patterson & Son drug store, E. N.
Gonty shoe store and Central Mar
ket of C. W. McNamer. Entrance to
all but the Prophet store had been
made through back doors, but the
front entrance was used at Prophets
and apparently the thief had no trou
blo in getting In, having used a skel
The burglaries were evidently car
ried on by more than one person, and
the' work must have been going on
between the hours of 2:00 and 3:00
o'clock a. m. It was about two in
the morning when Floyd Thomas,
night watchman at the First Nation
al bank, and also K. K. Mahnoey, as
sistant cashier, who have rooms in
the bank building adjoining the
Prophet store, heard noises as of
someone hammering. Mr. Mahoney
got up and scouted around the bank
but located no one, and Thomas
thought the noise came from the
garage across the street. This gives
a clue as to about the time the work
was going on, but seems to be the
only clue so far that has been found.
A cash drawer in Mr. Prophet's
ftore was broken into and a small
sum in small change taken. His safe
had the combination dial knocked off,
also the handle that worked the bolts,
but time was not taken to drill into
the lock. Mr. Prophet stated that the
combination was not on, but that he
had simply put on the "day lock,"
and Mr. Burglar could have easily
gained access to the safe had he been
an expert at the business, and tried
the lock before breaking off the com
bination dial with a heavy hammer.
Mr. Prophet cut into the door so that
he could push the rod back with a
cold chisel, and had no trouble in
opening the safe.
The cash register at Patterson &
Son drug store had the cash drawer
sprung and the thief was rewarded by
some $14 in cash. At this place the
came process was used on the safe
and Borne attempt made to drill into
the combination. Entrance to the
drug store was by the rear. First the
screen door was slit and the hook
inside loosened, the door opening into
the back room was forced, breaking
off the Bpring lock. Two other doors
were yet in the way, the fireproof iron
door, which was sprung enough so
that the bar inside could be lifted,
and then another door leading into
the main store room, which was forc
ed in a similar manner as the first
outside door. In order to get his
safe open, Mr. Patterson called in
the aid of Frank Shively with his
acetylene torch. This method had
to be resorted to with the Thomson
Bros, safe, also.
The Gonty shoe store suffered no
very material loss, no attempt being
made to enter the safe, and the bur
glar was satisfied to break into the
cash register, where he got little for
A persistent attempt to get into the
safe at the Thomson store was made,
and apparently more time was spent
here than at any other place. After
knocking off the combination dial and
handle of the big safe a hole was
drilled into the combination. In this
process the drill point was broken in
three pieces, and the attempt was
abandoned. There was no effort made
to 'blow" the safes and all the work
would seem to be that of amateurB.
A cash drawer, containing between
$3 and $4 was robbed at the Thom
son store, but aside from this and
the damuge to the safe, nothing else
was disturbed. The workman on the
pafe took down a suit of clothes
from a hanger and laid it on the floor
to work on, but there was no attempt
to curry off anything of this nature.
Entrance was made to the meat
market by the rear door. The safe,
which was open, was passed by and
the cash register robbed of a small
It is possible that some outsiders
were responsible for these burglar
ies, though it had not been noted
that any strangers of a suspicious
character had been hanging around.
There is much to prove that whoever
did the work was quite familiar with
the situation. That it was the work
of amateurs there is no doubt, for
experienced yeggs and cracksmen
would have proceeded along different
lines in the work of entering safes,
and they would have succeeded in
opening them up. At all events, there
was apparently plenty of time taken,
and the burglars were uble to work
without disturbance and succeeded
in making a getaway with their tracks
MrB. Bruce Bothwell arrived from
Maupin on Friday last and will spend
a month or so visiting at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Wm. Cow
ins. Mr. and Mrs, Frank Nickerson mo
tored to Portland on Sunday, whare
tl ey spe..t several days thla week.
RANGER TO TAKE
CHARGE OF FIRES
John G. Clouston, forest ranger
who haB been stationed at Pomeroy,
Wash., will be transferred to Pen
dleton about June 1 to take charge of
fire patrol work in the Umatilla na
tional forest, according to an an
nouncement made today by J. F. Ir
win, forest upervisor.
The position has been created for
the purpose of organizing and train
ing short term men in proper fire con
trol methods and to establish a uni
form system throughout the forest
to combat fires. During the season
of fire hazard Mr. Clouston will be
stationed at Kamela and will act as
central dispatcher, being in constant
touch by telephone with all forest
rangers' stations and lookouts. He
will plot all fires and determine the
number of men to be sent to fight
each fire. The rest of the year Mr,
Clouston will be located in the Pen
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
John H. Williams, extensive wheat
grower of the lone section, was a vis
itor in Heppner for a short time on
Saturday. Mr. Williams is looking
forward to a splendid yield of grain
in his locality this season. While
the weather conditions have been
such that the grain is making rather
slow growth, it is coming along all
right and the moisture content in the
soil insures that it will come to prop
er maturity. Mr. Williams recalls the
season of 1901, when Morrow county
had such an abundant yield of grain,
and Btates that it was very similar to
the present season. He is optimistic
about the outlook and states that
Morrow county farmers will come
back O. K.
Because of rumors, a general run
was made on the Stockmens National
bank at Nampa, Idaho, Saturday and
the institution was forced to close its
doors, and is now in the hands of na
tional bank examiners. T. J. Ma
honey, formerly of this city, is presi
dent of this bank, and it was gener
ally considered to be one of the
strong financial institutions of Idaho.
Dr. McMurdo has just received and
installed in the Heppner Surgical
hospital a new, up-to-date operating
table for the surgery. By operating
an adjustment wheel this table will
change the patient into any position
desired without having to touch him.
This is said to be a great advantage
over the other style tables and re
quired an outlay of $200 complete.
E. E. Rugg and family of Rhea
creek departed on Monday for Sou
thern Oregon, their destination be
ing Grants Pass, where they expect
to make their home in the future.
Mr. Rugg has been engaged in the
raising of stock and ranching "at the
mouth of McKinney creek for a great
many years, making a success of the
Billy Burchell, little son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Burchell of Lexington,
underwent an operation at Morrow
General hospital in this city on Tues
day night for an attack of acute ap
pendicitis. Report from the hospital
s to the effect that the little fellow
is doing well.
Clyde Wright and family have mov
ed onto the E. E. Rugg place at the
mouth of McKinney creek, Mr. Rugg
and family having moved off the first
of the week. The place was purchas
ed last fall from Rugg Brothers by
Messrs. Anson and Clyde Wright.
Ms. Richard Wells suffered a badly
sprained ankle Monday night and as
a result has been unable to attend to
her duties at the assessor's office this
week. Her ankle was turned by step
ping on a small stone and the injury
has proved quite painful.
Dr. C. C. Chick was up from Hood
River over Tuesday night, coming to
Heppner to assist wtih an operation
cn the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Eurchell at Morrow General hqspital.
Dr. Chick was accompanied by hia
Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Moore were
busy this week moving into a new
location. They have taken the resi
dence property vacated by Shelly
Baldwin and family at the west end
of Baltimore street.
Shelly Baldwin this week moved
his second hand stock into the Slo
cum building recently vacated by the
White restaurant. Mr. Baldwin's
family will have living rooms in the
rear of the building.
Mrs. Wood Gilman, who is visiting
with relatives at Monument, spent
the week-end in Heppner, a guest
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. E.
Gilman. She came over with Mr, and
Mrs. L. D. Swick.
The family of Karl Farnsworth is
now located at Enterprise, Oregon,
where Mr. Farnsworth has a position
as water master of Water District No.
4. He took up this work there about
a month ago.
Mrs. Mary Lieuallen, who is re
ceiving insulin treatment at Morrow
General hospital, is reported to be
gaining, and her case gives promise
of yielding to the treatment success
fully. J. L. Kirk was brought home from
Hot Lake sanitarium on Tuesday. He
was taken to the hospital there ubout
two weeks ago to undergo an opera
tion for stomnch trouble,
All Saints' Episcopal church Rev.
Stanley Moore, missionary in charge.
Sunday school at 9:45; morning
prayer and sermon at 11:00 o'clock.
A hearty welcome to everyone.
J. M. Morrow of the Perry Granite
Works of Portland, has been in the
city during the week, spending some
five days placing a shipment of mon
umonts at the cemetery.
HIGH WIND NO BAR
TO GOOD PLAYING
AT 1 0 N E SUNDAY
Drake Tallied Winning Run in
Ninth to Give Heppner Long
End of 2 to 1 Score.
Won Lost Pet.
Condon 2 0 .1000
Heppner 1 1 .600
Arlington 1 1 .600
lone 0 2 .000
Sunday'B big blow had its effect,
alright, but it didn't prevent the
Heppner boys from eating the lone
dust and saying they liked it. It did
give the pitchers an edge. Their fast
ones, backed up by a 60-mile gale and
a cloud of dust had the batters at a
disadvantage, probably the reason for
the small number of hits. lone got
6 to Heppner's 4. And it resulted in
a large number of srtikeouts: Davis
of lone, 14; Drake of Heppner, 12.
Anyway Heppner got 1 earned run
to Ione's none. The first score for
Heppner was made by Gay Anderson
who made first when Arch Cochran
juggled his fast grounder, stole sec
ond, and scored from there on Le
mear's two-bagger. That was in the
second inning. lone tied it up in the
fifth when Allyn in right dropped
Bristow's elusive high fly letting him
on first. He scored on Lundell's
double-sacker. No more scoring un
til the ninth. Then Pitcher Drake
won hi ""n ball game.
With one gone, Drake was promoted
to first by taking one of Davis' fast
heaves on his left shoulder. Then
while Guy Cason was taking the 1-2-3
count, he stole second and third.
Prospects didn't look any too rosy
when Hoskins knocked a roller to
Mauney at short. But fate had de
creed in Heppner's favor. Mauney
booted it all around, letting in the de
ciding counter. Carl Cason then suc
cumbed to Davis' elusive pellet.
lone threatened in her final attempt
at bat, getting 2 men on bases. Wer
ner Rietmann made first on short
stop Smith's error. Stayed put while
Davis and Drake fanned the breeze,
then got to third on brother "Dutch's"
blow into right which Allyn juggled.
But uristow made Drake the present
nf an easy grounder, spoiling it all.
Pitcher Davis was the heaviest hit
ter of the day, getting two clean
blows, One, a two-bagger, was hia un
doing when he attempted to stretch
it to three and was thrown out by
Van Marter who ran into center and
took the throw in. It was a beautiful
peg, otherwise Davis might have made
Heppner AB R H PO A E
Smith, ss 4 0 113 1
Anderson, m 4 1 0 0 0 0
Van Mater, 2 4 0 1 2 2 0
Lemear, c 4 0 1 12 2 0
Drake, p 3 110 6 0
G. Cason, 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Hoskins, 1 4 0 0 9 0 0
C. Cason, 3 6 0 0 3 2 1
Allyn, r 3 0 0 0 0 2
lone AB R H PO A E
Cochran, 2 4 0 0 1 1 1
Eubanks, m 4 0 1 0 0 0
Mauney, ss 3 0 0 1 1,2
W. Rietmann, 3 4 0 0 1 1 0
Davis, p 4 0 2 1 3 1
O. Rietmann, 1 4 0 0 9 0 0
Bristow, c 4 1 1 14 0 0
Lundell, 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
Umpires, Walter Cochran and D. A.
Wilson; first base on balls off Drake
1; hit by pitcher, Drake by Davis;
two base hits, Davis, Lemear, Lun
riell; struck out by Drake 12, by Da-
IT'S CLEAN-UP. PAINT-UP
' THP.G.E: UATrM4IMfl MP
C J ffll BODY WOULD THINK VOU HAD .fl"
Heppner Boy Steps Up
To Position in East
Word received by this paper this
week is to the effect that Arthur W.
Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Campbell of this city, will, upon his
graduation from the State University
of Iowa, Iowa City, which institution
he has been attending for the past
several years, while completing his
education in the department of chem
istry, accept a position as research
chemist for the Goodrich Rubber com
pany of Akron, Ohio. Mr. Campbell
will begin his new work on August
Arthur is a graduate of Heppner
high school, following which he at
tended the University fo Oregon at
Eugene, taking up the study of chem
istry at that institution. Complet
ing his course there, he taught one
ear in the high school at Lakeview,
then going east to the Iowa institu
tion, pursuing his studies and making
his way through hy teaching part
time. It is a source of much grati
fication to Mr. Campbell's friends
here that he is now to step up to a
rositi.in having the importance of
this place with the big rubber com
pany. From the State University of
Iowa comes this word concerning
"During the past four years Mr.
Campbell has been a half-time in
structor in the University of Iowa.
At the same time he has done grad
uate work toward the doctor's degree
in chemistry, which he will receive
in June. While at the University, as
a result of his high scholastic rec
ord, Mr. Campbell has received many
honors. He has been elected to mem
bership in the American Chemical
society, the Society of Sigma Xi, the
Gamma Alpha honorary scientific
fraternity and the Alpha Chi Sigma
professional fraternity. Mr. Camp
bell was married three years ago and
has one child."
Declamatory Meet to
be Tomorrow Night
At last! The week of that much
talked of declamatory " contest has
arrived, and all who wish to do so,
may behold the fruits of several
months of labor put forth in an ef
fort worthy of much consideration,
on the part of those who enjoy ora
torical speaking. The second annual
all-school declamatory contest will
be held at the high school tomorrow
Those attending the declamatory
contest held in Heppner last year,
will remember with keen pleasure the
evening's entertainment afforded by
the horde of youthful orators, and
the many interesting declamations de
The varied program of humorous
and non-humorous selections are g:v
en by children who represent the best
speakers of their schools, and this
honor is no small one, for the compe
tition usually runs high and the in
terest shown make it very difficult
for the judges to choose the best.
There are seven entrants in the
contest from the Heppner public
schools. Those from the grades are:
Viola Kirk, Billy Morse, Marie White
and Billy Thomson. The entrants
from the high school are: Dramatic
division Evelyn Swindig; oratorical
division Cornctt Greene, and hu
morous division Dorothy Herren.
vis 14; double plays, O. Rietmann.1
In Sunday's game at Condon Ar
lington ws defeated 6-2, giving Con
don lead position in the Morrow-Gilliam
County league standings.
Next Sunday Arlington plays at
Heppner and lone plays at Condon.
IN 88 YEARS TIME
Old Sale Bill in Possession of N.
, . A. Clark Shows No Bar Put
on Private Distillery.
A few days ago N. A. Clark of
Eight Mile handed us a copy of his
old home town paper, the Newton
Press, published at Newton, Illinois.
He called our attention to the follow
ing item, concerning an old time
luction sale, which was a true copy
of a public sale bill, held on March
i, 1839. It will be seen that customs
and conditions have changed greatly
in the S3 years that have elapsed
"ince the sale was held.
"Having sold my farm and I am
leaving for Oregon Territory by ox
t.iam, will offer on March 1, 1839, all
oi my personal property, to-wit:
"All ox teams except two teams,
Buck and Ben and Tow and Jerry; 3
milk cow, 1 gray mare colt, 1 pair
of oxen and yokes, 1 baby yoke, 1 ox
cart, 1 iron, foot of popular weather
boards, ply and wood mole board,
7000 to 10,000 three-foot clapboard
1,600 ten-foot fence rails, 1 60 gallon
soap kettie, 96 sugar troughs made
of white ash timber, 10 gallons of
maple syrup, 3 spinning wheels, 30
pounds of mutton tallow, 1 large
loom made by Jerry Wilson, 300 poles,
100 split hoops, 100 empty barrels,
1 32 gallon barrel of Johnson-Miller
whiskey 7 years old, 300 gallons of
apple brandy, one 40 gallon copper
still, 1 dozen real books, 2 handle
hooks, 2 scythes and cradles, 1 dozen
ritchforks, one-half interest in tan
yard, 32 calibre rifle made by Ben
Mills, 60 gallons of soft soap, hams,
bacon and lard, 40 gallons of sor
ghum molasses, 6 head of fox hounds,
all are soft mouthed except one.
"At the same time I will sell my
6 negro slaves 2 men, 36 and 40
years old; 2 mulatto wenches, 40 and
30 years old; will sell together to
same party, as will not separate them.
"Terms of sale, cash in hand, or
note to draw 4 per cent interest with
Bob McConnell as surety.
"My home is two miles south of
Versailles, Ky., on the McCouns ferry
pike. Sale will begin at 8 o'clock a.
m. Plenty to drink and eat. J. L.
Fred Tash to Manage
Arlington Auto' Camp
H. F. Tash, formerly in business
in Heppner, but who has been living
.it Arlington for the past two years,
where he is engaged in the confec
tionery business, will have charge of
the city auto camp ground at that
place this season. The Arlington Bul
letin states that Mr. Tash was given
this job by the Arlington city coun
cil at their meeting on last Monday
Several persons made application
for the place and tla- names of all
M them were placed before the coun
cil for consideration, and the Arling
ton paper states that the selection
of Mr. Tash to the place lacked but
one vote of being unanimous. Arling
ton's location in regard to highways
snd the accommodation which the
city camp ground offers to tourists
mpkes it a favorite stopping place
for the traveler and each year the
job of manager entails a large am
ount of work and responsibility. We
l.elieve the selection by the council
is a popular one as Mr. Tash will
conduct the affairs of the park in a
-By PAUL ROBINSON
REPORT OF DEATH OF
(Long Creek Ranger)
The news broadcasted last week
that Attorney Otis Patterson of Can
yon City had died was all a mistake.
While Mr. Patterson is critically ill
in a Baker hospital, he is still alive
and nothing would please the editor
of the Ranger and the members of
Herman lodge more than to tee Pat
well again and able to read and know
the good tilings that were published
about him in our last issue. If he
recovers, and his many friends sin
cerely hope that he does, he will
know what his friends think of him.
The news came to the lodge room
and it has afterwards been said that
another man by the name of "Pat"
had died and that our "Pat" was the
The Ranger editor and the K. P.
boys each owe "Pat" a cigar and we'll
see that he gets them, too.
The many Heppner friends of Mr.
Patterson will be glad to learn that
the report of his death was greatly
exaggerated, and renewed hope is ex
pressed that he may recover his
Gammell Home Scene of
Pretty Wedding Sunday
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Gammell was the scene of a very
pretty wedding on Sunday afternoon,
when their daughter Florence Fay was
joined in marriage to Ray Earl Chan
dler. The ceremony took place at
2:30 in the presence of some fifty
guests, relatives and friends of the
contracting parties, Rev. Milton W.
Bower, pastor of the Christian
church of Heppner, reading the beau
tiful ring ceremony, and the young
couple taking the vows that join them
for life. To the strains of the beau
tiful wedding march, played by John
Conder, the wedding party marched
to the front porch of the residence,
where they stood under a large wed
ding bell, tastily placed beneath the
boughs of an evergreen arbor, and
the bride was very pretty in her at
tire of blue satin trimmed in stone
crepe de chine and gold, attended by
Miss Laura Chandler, Bister of the
bridegroom, who acted as flower girl;
the bridegroom wore conventional
Following the ceremony and con
gratulations, the company was served
v.ith an abundance of ice cream and
cake and enjoyed an'Tiour of social
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler departed
Sunday evening by automobile for
Portland and will spend a couple of
weeks on their honeymoon, visiting
Eugene and other valley points, re
turning later to Cecil, where they
will be at home to their friends.
They were the recipients of many
beautiful and useful wedding gifts,
which carried with them the sincere
wishes of the donors that their jour
ney through life together would be
inost pleasant and successful.
Guests present were Mr. and MrB.
W. H. Chandler and daughters, Grace
and Laura; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mil
banks and daughter, Ada; Mr. and
Mrs. F. Adams; Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Mikcsell and son Eugene; Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Terry; Mr. and Mrs. C. N.
Jones and children, Valise, Marcell,
Floyd and Doris; Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Harrison and daughter Elsie; Mr.
and Mrs. J. U. Walker; Mr. ana Mrs.
Ralph Scott; Mrs. John Picper; Mrs.
Arnold Pieper and daughter Lovell;
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Gemmell and
children, Jimmie and Jean; Messrs.
Vawter Crawford, Milton W. Bower,
George Chandler, Charlie Chandler,
John Conder, Reid Buseick; Misses
Elsie Tucker, Manorie French and
Julia Harris; Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Gammell and family.
Popular Books Among
New Arrivals at Library
A shipment of new books was re
ceived at the Heppner Public library
yesterday. These include some of
the latest fiction as well as some
very popular non-fiction. The fiction
books are to be placed on a rental
shelf, and a small charge will be
made for their reading. The charge
wlil probably be ten cents for two-
Because of the widespread com
ment, favorable and otherwise, and
the interest aroused by their publica
tion, the book committee included in
their order Erskine's "Private Life
of Helen of Troy" and Sinclair Lew
is' "Elmer Gantry.' These will be
put on the charge shelf and will not
be issued to miners. The new books
include the following fiction:
"The Little French Girl," Sedgwick;
"The Plutocrat," Tarkington; "Smo
ky," James; "Private Life of Helen of
Troy," Erskine; "The Perennial
Bachelor," Pnrrish; "Typhoon," Con
rad; "Elmer Gantry," Lewis; "The
Old Countess," Sedgwick; "Scara
mouche," Snbatini; "Her Son's Wife,"
Non fiction: "Barnum," Werner;
"Working My Way Around the
World," Franck; "Revolt in the Des
ert," Lawrence; "A daughter of the
THE LPS AM) DOWN'S OF LIFE.
This will be the subject of the eve
ning sermon at the Church of Christ.
This service will be at eight o'clock.
The morning sermon will be "Heart
Bible school at ten and Christian
Endeavor at seven.
Every one is welcome at all serv
ices. MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
By Arthur Brisbane
Do You Want to Write?
Pigs to Greece.
A $4,000 Chevrolet?
President Coolidge says:
"Familiarity with the Scrinturea
Read the Psalms. Isaiah. Job. the
Sermon on the Mount, ten nr twnntv
times and you will write better poet
ry, prose or advertising copy.
Two are indicted for fraud through
the mails, in a "how to get thin"
swindle. Fraud is not the worst of
such enterprises. Many women, who
think they are too fat, ruin their vi
tality seeking to be thin. The way
to "reduce" is by regular sleep, deep
breathing, reasonable exercise, mod
erate wise eating. It is not necessary
to be fat or to faint.
New York to Chicago air service la
let to the able Coffin-Henderson con
cern at $1.24 a pound. A lower bid
at $1.23 was rejected because pilots
flying the machines owned stock in
That should be a reason for giving
the contract, instead of refusing it.
Pilots owning stock in machines
would take care of them and the mail.
If any law forbids pilots ' owning
stock in a flying company, that law
should be changed.
A famous boar named Colonel
Broadcaster and fourteen other ped
igreed American swine were sent to
Greece last week. The mountain
that look on Marathon will soon see
finer pigs rooting along the beach
than they ever saw before.
Poetry is above pigs, but pigs that
America sent to Greece will do Greece
more good than the poetry that By
Greece has won for herself the
freedom that Byron wished her. She
couldn't win without foreign help
such a pedigreed pig as Broadcaster.
The Bolsheviki are certainly un
couth. They convict three high Rus
sian officials of taking bribes in con
nection with a big German lumber
trust; and what do you suppose hap
pened? The three officials did not
employ good lawyers, express right
eous indignation and go to Palm
Beach or the Riveria. They stayed
at home, were sentenced to death,
all their property confiscated, and
they will really be executed.
Russia will be a poor place to steal
a naval oil reserve.
Miss Pankhurst has lost interest
in votes for women, "because voting
women make the same mistakes that
men make." They do, of course, be
ing human, and sometimes influenced
oy men. Nobody expected that vote
for women would bring on the mil
lennium over night. But women vot
ing have made men in office ask them
selves, "What do the women want?
What do the children need?" That's
the important thing about votes for
In old whiskey days, as soon as wo
men got the vote, district leaders in
the great city sent out the order,
"Don't get the boys drunk around
election time, or their wives and
daughters will vote against you."
Civilization's problem is cheap dis
tribution of life's necessities, giving
citizens full value for their dollars.
This doesn't mean business men
shouldn't make the profit to which
they are entitled. It means modern
business tends more and more to
"low profit, big volume."
The quart of milk that a farmer
sells for four cents, the city mother
buys for fifteen cents. If General
Motors were run on that basis, a
Chevrolet would cost $4,000.
Italy is to be made pure, and beards
among other things are to be abol
ished. Mussolini calls them "masks
lor solemn humbugs and nests for
Alexander the Great shaved his
face and made his soldiers do it, that
the enemy, fighting with the short
sword, might not seizt the beard as
sword, might not seize the beard as
head. Mussolini objects to beards as
nests for germs, another and worse
"enemy." Mussolini says he refuses
to be assassinated, will live to be
ninety, and then retire, leaving in
ductions for Italy's guidance.
Italians believe in him and no won
der. He believes in himself.
CANTATA WELL RECEIVED.
A very large audience greeted the
presentation of "Eastertide," the can
tata presented by the combined choirs
of the city at the Christian church
on Sunday evening. Under direction
of Miss Wright, supervisor of music
in the Heppner schools, the cantata
had been well prepared, and its pres
entation was such as to call forth
much favorable comment from the
audience. Those who carried the
solos did t'r.eir parts very creditably,
and the chorus work was especially
tine. Too bud Heppner cannot have
the pleasure of hearing the singers
of the city in their combined efforts
Mrs. Ralph Floreon is confined at
the Heppnur Surgicul hospital recov
ering from an attack of influenza and