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Volume 44, Number 9.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 26, 1927.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
TO BE OBSERVED
IN TWO SERVICES
State Superintendent Has
Pleased Audience at
WINNARD CUP GIVEN
Gerald Slocum Named Most Deserv
ing Junior Boy; Auxiliary
Charles A, Howard, state superin
tendent of public instruction was giv
en a close hearing by the large aud
ience gathered at the high school
auditorium on Friday evening to lis
ten to the excellent program and wit
ness the graduation of the large 1927
class of Heppner High school. Mr.
Howard made his initial visit to Hepp
ner on this occasion and expressed
himself as well pleased with our city
and its splendid school. He is a
speaker of pleasing address and did
not fail to impress a good lesson in
his thirty minute oration delivered
in the main to the graduates, basing
his theme on examples coming under
his personal experience and observa
tion. Preceding the regular numbers of
the program, the American Legion
Auxiliary medal was presented to
Jeannette Turner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Turner, by Mrs. Wal
ter Moore, president of the Heppner
Unit. Miss Jeannette was chosen for
this award this year from the eighth
grade pupils, the same being judged
upon the points of honor, service,
courage, leadership, citizenship and
Americanism, and the committee
found all these well represented in
Another interesting feature, coming
in order of the program, was the
presentation of the Norton TO!"nard
cup. This event had been looked
forward to with much interest by the
pupils of the school and the people
of the community in general, as they
were anxious to know who would be
the first among the Juniors to have
their name placed on this memorial.
Superintendent Burgess made the
presentation speech, and the honor
went to Gerald' Slocum. That young
man was simply taken "off his feet"
when the award came, and he was un
able to make reply. The unanimous
expression is that the award was
deservedly placed, and the commun
ity congratulates Gerald upon being
the first honor student to get h:s
name on the Winnard cup. ,
The 1927 class roll contains the
names of Mary Ritchie, Tom Wells,
Marvin WightmaiJ, Grace Busciike,
Marjorie Clark, Mae Groshens, Laura
Williams, Louise Thomson, Ruth Fur
long, Velma Fell, Audrey Beymer,
Merle Becket, Freda Akers, Ethel
Moore, Eugene Doherty, Reta Craw
ford, Joy Erwin, Anna Wightman,
Ethel Hughes, Marjorie French, Or
rin Bisbee, Earl Ayers. These all
received their diplomas at the hands
of Mrs. Ealor B. Huston, chairman of
the board of education. The pro
Priests' March Mendelssohn
Solo Marjorie Clark
Invocation Mliton Bower
Song Girls' Chorus
C. A. Howard
State Supt. of Public Instruction
Song, R, V. Turner and Boys' Chorus
Presentation of Diplomas
Mrs. E. R. Huston
Song Boys' Chorus
Presentation of Norton Winnard
Superintendent Jas. M. Burgess
Song Boys' Chorus
Benediction Milton Bower
Coming as a surprise was the an
nouncement made this week-end of
the marriage of Mibs Esta Miller,
teacher in our high school, to Mr.
Austin Smith of this city. The wed
ding took place in Pendleton on April
30, but the young people had been
able to keep it in the dark until the
close of school, when the announce
ment was made. Mrs. Smith has been
teacher in history in the Heppner
high school the past year and is en
gaged for the same position the com
ing year. Her home is at The Dalles,
but where the young couple will re
side we did not learn. Mr. Smith is
traveling salesman for the Miller
Rubber company for the eastern Ore
At price around $3000, the Mrs.
John Hughes city property. Sealed
proposals will be received up to June
1st, 1927. An excellent, modern eight
room dwelling, enclosed by veranda,
good concrete basement, situated in
the best district in Heppner, large lot
100x100 feet, beautiful lawn, orna
mental trees, good large garage, good
chicken house and chicken park. Call
or see ARTHUR SMITH.
I am ottering for sale the follow
ing articles, all of which are in good
condition: 1 phonograph and records;
1 piano at $160; dining table and
chairs; 2 heating stoves; 1 Red Star
oil stove; oil heater; 1 tent, 12x14,
nearly new, Also roll top desk, chair,
telephone. Mrs. Lena Padberg, lone.
RAY McDUFFEE TO GRADUATE.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, May 26. Ray W. McDuffee of
Heppner is a member of the 1927
graduating class of O. A. C. McDuf
fee, son of Goorge W. McDuffee, is
majoring in vocational education,
captain in R. O. T. C, and a member
of Psi Chi fraternity.
Locals Win 5-2; Memorial Day
Game Is Wanted by Lcal
Won Lost Pet.
Heppner 6 1 .857
lone 4 3 .571
Condon 2 6 .285
Arlington 2 8 .285
Heppner and Arlington, both weak
ened by loss of players, played shaggy
ball here Sunday, the locals winning
0-4. Condon lost at lone by a score
reported to be 23-11. Next Sunday
Condon plays here and lone goes to
The death of Mrs. LaMear, mother
of Clair LaMear, catcher, prevented
his coming up from Portland, and
the news came as a shock to Mr. La
Mear's friends and team mates. Ger
ald Smith, shortstop, who left with
the closing of school, was also "missed
from the local lineup. Arlington was
without Solvester, Ortman, and Doug
lass, three old mainstays.
Arlington scored first with two in
the fourth, but was forced to sacri
fice their lead when Heppner took
three tallies in the last half of the
eame frame. These added to two in
the eighth for the locals completed
Manager Barr has been ljusy this
week trying to arrange a game for
Memorial Day, but had had no suc
cess this morning. He was awaiting
a call from Condon who may consent
to stay over for another game. He
also has Wasco in mind yet, in case
the Condon boys refuse.
Sunday's box score and summary:
Heppner AB R H PO A E
Aiken, r 5 0 2 1 1 0
Anderson, m 4 0 2 2 0 0
Van Marter, 2 2 114 4 1
G. Cason, 1 4 1 3 2 0 0
Drake, p 4 0 112 0
C. Cason, 3 4 2 2 0 0 2
Hoskins, c 3 1 0 0 0 0
Erwin, 1 4 0 1 7 0 0
llisler, s 1 (I ii 1 1 1
Turner, s 2 0 C 0 1 1
TOTALS 33 5 12 27 ' 0
Blackburn, s 5 0 3 5 0 0
Woolsey, p 6 0 0 0 4 0
Parrish, m 6 113 10
Wheelhouse, 1 6 0 3 7 0 2
Husted, 3 6 1 2 0 0 1
Mooney, I 2 0 0 2 1 0
Wetherell, c 4 0 1 6 0 0
McDonald, r 4 0 0 0 0 0
Chapman, 2 4 0 0 1 6 0
TOTALS -.39 2 10 24 11 8
Umpire, Wilson; scorer, Crawford;
first base on balls off Woolsey 2, off
Drake 2; left en bases Heppner 8,
Arlington 4; struck out by Woolsey
5, by Drake 7; double plays, Hisler-VanMarter-Erwin,
passed balls, Wetherell 1, Hoskins 2:
hit by pitcher, VanMarter by Woolsey.
Many 8th Grade Pupils
Pass May Examination
On May 12 and 13 the eighth grade
state examination was held for Mor
row county, and out of 81 pupils tak
ing the test, 61 received their diplo
mas, reports County Superintendent
Helen M. Walker. Those who failed
in the May examinations will have
a chance in June when the second tesl
will be held on the 9th and 10th. We
ippend herewith the list of those who
received their diplomas, and the dis
District No. 1, Heppner Marjorie Hap
pold, Ann McNamee. Ruth MtHHilriinp. Kari
Th unison, Kichard Walker, Krsnces White,
District No. 2, Lena Kthel Welch.
District No. i, lone Ordie Farrens.
District No. 10, Irrion lllossom Knight,
Virdie Leach, Robert Walpole.
District No. 11, Heppner Eugene Clarke.
District No. 12, Lexington Clarence
Brenner, Veronice Rreshears, Prank Kel
ler, Robert Miller, Mnurice Reaney, Laurel
Ruhl, James Valentine, Neva Warner.
District No. 16, lone Louis liuschke,
Murgaret Crawford, Francis Troedson.
District No. 17, Heppner Helen Doherty.
District No. 18, Lexington Orlow Mar
tin. District No. 25, Ilonrdman Gladys Wick
lander, Dallas Wilson.
Disrtict No. 26, Echo Erneste Dumond,
Neva Neill, Earl Wattenburger.
District No. 82, lone Gladys Graves,
District No. 35, lone Gladys lirnshern,
Delorous Crowell, Hatel Grabill, Earl Mc
Cabe, Milton Morgan, Hntle Padberg, Hel
en Smouse, Norma Swanson.
District No. 38, Heppner Adam Mlahm.
District No. 40, Hardman Zetta ltleak
man, Darrell Farrens, Harold Stevens,
District No. 49, Eight Mile Raymond
District No. 63, Lexington Fny Gray.
District No. 69, Lexington Hubert Ma
hon, Joe Mahon.
TRAP TEAM LEAVES.
Members of the Heppner Rod and
Gun club trap squad to participate
in the annual shoot-off of the Ore
gonian state telegraphic trap shoot
ing tournament, left todny for Eu
gene where the shoot will be held
Saturday. Included in the squad are
Chas. Latourell, Dr. A. D. McMurdo,
L. Van Marter, Albert Bowker and
Chas. Vaughn. Most of the wives of
the shooters accompnnlcd them.
Mrs. Jos. J. Nys and little daughter
will depart on Sunday for a visit of
some three months duration at the
home of her people in the Red River
valley, North Dakota. Mr. Nys will
drive his wife and daughter to Ar
lington where they will cross the
river and take the train east at Roose
Ed Kelley, mechanic in the Fergu.
son garage, moved his family to Hepp
ner from Lexington this week.
For Sale J. I. Case separator, 24
inch, and Case tractor; bargain. See
J. A. Patterson, city. 7-tf
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DURING 14 YEARS
Secretary of State Kozer Makes
Statement; Further Expenses
Are About $68,000,000.
In the 14 years since 1913 when
the first Oregon highway bonds were
authorized, the state has spent about
$100,000,000 on the general highway
program, according to Sam A. Kozer,
secretary of state. In the same per
iod about $68,000,000 has met all oth
er general governmental expenses, in
cluding $5,000,000 levied in taxes for
bonuses and loans for war veterans.
In the last 28 years, the report
shows, governmental expenses of the
state, exclusive of highways, have
totaled $87,750,000. For the first half
of this period the governmental ex
penses were only about $20,000,000.
During 1926, says Kozer. the state
highway fund received about $7,600,-
000 from motor vehicle licenses and
gasoline taxes. It is estimated that
receipts from these sources this year
will be over $8,300,000 and next year
$8,800,000. The bonded obligation for
1927 is over $3,263,000 and for 1928
about $3,336,000, and for 1929 about
Highway maintenance charge? for
1927 have been etsimated at $2,700,-
000, for 1928 about $3,000,000 and for
1929 something over $3,000,000. For
new highway construction there is
available this year $2,336,000, next
year there will be available $2,443,000
and the next year $2,871,000.
You Can Get Tickets
For Chautauqua Now
We are informed by the committee
having the sale of tickets for the
coming Chautauqua that purchase of
tickets can be made at any time now.
Season tickets will be the same price
as in former years, $2.50 for adults;
tudents (high school) $1.60; chil
dren, to 14, $1.00.
There will be no drive to sell tick
ets this yenr as all sales go to the
committee and there is therefore no
incentive to force the sale of season
tickets. Anyone intending to attend
all the numbers can save $2.75 by the
purchase of a season ticket. The first
and fourth evenings, with any other
two numbers will cost more than a
season ticket. If you desire to save
money, it is entirely up to you, so
states the committee.
Reservations for tickets can be
made of W. W. Smead. Phone 452
from 8 a. m. to 6 p, m.; other hours
call 453. Payment for tickets to be
made June 7th. Tickets W.1H also be
on sale at various business houses in
the city, a list of which will be pub
lished next week.
This paper is informed that the
new stnee line to be established be
tween Pendleton und Heppner will
be open for busines on June 1st. The
stage will be operated by Evan Cam
eron, who will place on the run a 14
pnssenger bus and the route will be
by way of Pilot Rock. The stage is
scheduled to leave Pendleton at 9:00
a. m., and returning will leave Hepp
ner at 8:00 p. m.
Mrs. H. S. Taylor and children de
parted on Sunday for Portland where
they will enjoy a visit of a few weeks
with relatives. She was accompanied
by her daughter, Mrs, Harold Becket,
who will also remain in the city for
about two weeks.
Local Creamery Adds
Manager Cox of the Morrow County
Creamery company of this city, has
padded more improvements to his al
ready efficient plant. This is an ice
cream cabinet with a capacity for
holding some 50 gallons of ice cream
and keeping it in perfect condition.
The cabinet is so constructed as to
act as a cold storage reservoir and
the cream when frozen is placed in
packers in this cabinet, t,tempera
ture of which can be reduced to below
the zero point if necessary. From
now on there will never be a shortage
of good, pure ice cream at the cream
ery, no matter what the weather con
ditions may be, the manager asserts.
Mr. Cox is also quite elated over
the showing he is able to make in the
standard of butter the creamery is
turning out. During this month he
has made seven shipments of butter
to Portland, all of which has passed
the government test at that point and
the average official score has been
91. This is in contrast to the scoring
of butter sent into O. A. C. at Corval
lis during the winter course by 39
creameries of the state; the average
for these creameries was 89, leaving
the local creamery two points in the
lead. Butter that scores 92 is made
from sweet cream and brings a pre
mium on the market, while 91 is al
ways a leader on the market. Mr.
Cox has a right to feel proud of the
standard maintained in production
from the local creamery.
SLAIN WASHINGTON SHERIFF
WAS SCHOOLMATE OF CLERK
Monday's Oregonian contained the
account of the killing of Lester M.
Wood, sheriff of Clarke county, Wn
on Sunday in a battle with alleged
moonshiners in a wooded section 25
miles northeast of Vancouver, Wn.
Sheriff Wood was a schoolmate of
County Clerk Anderson of this city,
who was quite shocked on reading the
news of his untimely death in the
paper Monday morning.
Joseph Burgoyne of Lexington was
a visitor in Heppner on Friday.
NEXT Monday, Memorial Day, all
business houses of the city will
be closed for the entire day. It is
well for our people to remember
this and take advantage of the op
portunity to do their trading for
that day on Saturday.
ONE MONTH TO GO!
TTENTION of ex-service men
Is called to the fact that the time
for reinstatement of Government
War Risk Insurance will be up on
July 1st. All ex-service men who
have not reinstated their Govern
ment insurance should do so at
once. Information and blanks
may be secured from Spencer
Crawford, commander, or P. M.
Gemmell, adjutant, of Heppner
Post No. 87, American Legion, The
former may be found at the Ga
zette Times office and the lathr
at Cohn Auto Co. This service will
be gladly given any veteran wheth
er a member of the legion or not.
The best endorsement of the
government insurance Is the fact
that all the major Insurance com
panies have instructed their rep
resentatives to urge upon all who
are entitled to it, to reinstate their
Do not delay. The time la short,
ELK'S TEMPLE, HEPPNER
Monday, May 30, 1927
Invocation Rev. Milton W. Bower
Star Spangled Banner Audience
General Logan's Memorial Day Orders
P. M. Gemmell
Quartette, The Day We Remember,' Grace
Buschke, Elsie Cowins, Helen Cohn and
Address James M. Burgess
Duet, I'm A Pilgrim, Mary and Patricia Monahan
Benediction Rev. Milton W. Bower
JAMES ALGER FEE
IS SUCCESSOR TO
Pendleton Attorney Appointed by
Governor Patterson to Fill
James Alger Fee of Pendleton, who
had received the unanimous endorse
ment of the bar association of Uma
tilla and Morrow counties for the
place, was on Friday last appointed
circuit judge for the sixth district
to succeed the late Gilbert W. Phelps.
Judge Fee, who is a son and law part
ner of James A. Fee, Sr., of Pendle
ton, is a graduate of Whitman col
lege at Walla Walla and of the law
college of Columbia university.
The appointment was announced
following a conference of Judge Ste
phen A. Lowell and Col. J. H. Raley
with Governor Patterson on Friday
afternoon, states the Pendleton East
Oregonian. The two jurists present
ed petitions to the governor endors
ing Fee and signed by practically ev
ery attorney of Umatilla and Mor
Judge Fee is expected to assume
his duties immediately, and we pre
sume that it will not be long before
he visits Heppner in his official ca
pacity. His appointment will run un
til the next general election.
Moonshiner Gets $100
Fine, 30 Days in Jail
Sheriff McDuffee on Friday arrest
ed E. D. Elmmor at the Frank Gilliam
place near Irrigon. He was taken
with a still he was operating and part
of the outfit was brought along to
Heppner as evidence. There were
five barrels of mash but all of the still
was not at the place when the officers
arrived. This was later found by H.
W, Grimm,, deputy sheriff at Irrigon.
On being brought before Squire
Wm. Ayers, Elmmor entered a plea
of guilty, and the justice of the peace
assessed a fine of $100 together with
a sentence of 30 days in the county
bastile, which sentence he is now
WILL MAKE EXTENSIVE TOUR.
The Misses Esther Thorpe, Helen
Fredreckson and Beth Bleakman,
teachers in Heppner school the past
year, departed on Saturdny in the
Thorpe coupe for an extensive tour
of the home state. The young ladies
were equipped with camp outfit and
bedding, and expected to take plenty
of time for their journey, which, ac
i ording to the itinerary marked out.
will cover about 1000 miles. They
expected to make La Grande Satur
day evening and would then go to
Wallowa lake and have a view of the
Switzerland of Oregon, thence back
to Baker for a run out of the state
to Boise, then returning to Burns
they would take over a part of the
Oregon desert southwest to Lakeview,
thence to Klamath Falls and Bend,
to the Willamette valley via McKen-
zie highway, taking in points of in
terest on their way north to Port
land, and home by Columbia river
highway. The trip should prove in
teresting as well as pleasurable.
James Luper is spending a short
time here from his home at Hubbard,
Oregon. Mr, Luper still owns a tract
of wheat land on Heppner fiat and
says he will have a good crop off this
place this season. He is well pleased
with the crop outlook here.
Sunday Ceremonies at Methodist
Church; Decoration Day Pro
gram at Elks' Temple.
The Memorial Sunday services are
to be held at the Methodist church at
11:00 o'clock and Rev. Stanley Moore,
of the Episcopal church will deliver
the address. This is a union service
and will be participated in by the
different churches of the community.
a combined choir furnishing the mu
sic. The veterans of the G. A. R. ex
pect to attend this service and aro
asking that all other war veterans
and members of the Relief Corps, as
well as all civic and fraternal organ
izations, join with them in attending
this service. It would do the very
few remaining Civil War veterans a
lot of good to hove a large attend
ance of the other soldier boys at this
Decoration Day services will be
held at 10:30 a. m. on Monday at the
Elks' Temple, under the auspices of
Heppner Post, American Legion, and
the ladies of the Auxiliary. In honor
of the day all business houses of the
city will be closed all day, and there
should be a large attendance at the
services at the hall. The program
will not be long, and will be followed
by the W. R. C. service at the ceme
tery and decoration of graves.
Senior Class of Nine
An appropriate commencement pro
gram was held on Friday evening at
the high school auditorium in Lex
ington, when a class of nine who had
finished their work were handed their
diplomas. The school closed one of
its most successful years, and the
occasion of the graduation was one
that will be remembered many years.
The class was composed of seven boys
and two girls, and the year's activ
ities were brought to a pleasant close
in the splendid program offered. Those
receiving diplomas were Elmo Nolan,
Harold Sherer, Mabel Wright, Eva
Padberg, Leonard McMillan, Elmer
Palmer, Buster Gentry, Edward Kel
ler and Charles Wilcox. The pro
Invocation Rev. E. L. Wood.
Cornet Solo Edward Ke!er. Ac
companist, Eula McMillan,
Class Gift Harold Sherer.
Solo Harvey Miller.
Class Oration Elmo Nolan.
Piano Solo Eula McMillan.
Annual Address Prof. H. S. Tuttle.
Presentation of Diplomas Board of
Convocation Rev. Wood.
Daily Vacation Bible
School Group Gathering
Next Sunday, May 29, at the Ellis
Minor place two miles below lone,
will convene the annual vacation Bi
ble school and group gatherings of
the American Sunday School Union.
Sunday school will convene at 10:45
followed by basket dinner. The af
ternoon will be given to the program
ol the daily vacation Bible school
of Rhea and Morgan Sunday schools,
followed by a sermon. Come and
bring something for dinner and spend
the day with us.
The daily vacation Bible schools
have been held in Morgan and Rhea
communities combined, with Miss
Velma Crofoot of Maupin and Miss
Laura Dillinger of Dufur as teachers.
Clark M. Smith of The Dalles was or
ganizer. Ho is the missionary in this
district for the American Sunday
CASE COMBINES SELLING.
As an indication of the crop out
look in Morrow county, is the report
handed to this paper by LaVerne
Van Marter, manager of Peoples
Hardware company of this city, who
has been busy during the week tak
ing orders for J. I. Case Co. combines
and threshers. Mr. Van Marter has
disposed of machines to Harry and
Fam Turner of Sand Hollow, Noah
Clark and Robert Allstott, Frank Bar
low, Frank Frater and Fred Akers of
Eight Mile, and C. N. Jones of Hepp
ner, who took combines. R. B. Rice
of Artesian Well ranch purchased a
stationary outfit. The season is just
fairly on and prospects are bright for
many more sales as harvest approach
es. Another good rain this week has
increased the prospective yield, and
that bumper crop this paper predicted
a couple of weeks ago is practically
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
At eleven o'clock at the regular
preaching hour we will join in the
union Memorial services at the Meth
odist church. Bro. Moore will de
liver the address.
At the evening hour we will observe
the Lord's Supper and have the regu
lar evening service.
Bible school and Christian Endeav
or as usual.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Mrs. Clara G. E.;son, our state Bible
school superintendent, will be with
us Sunday morning and bring the
message at 11 a. m. She will also be
at Pine City at 3 p. m., and lone, 8
p. m. Mrs. Esson is an excellent
speaker and her messages are based
on years of actunl experience. We
invito the community to hear her;
she will be helpful and inspiring.
E. L. WOOD, Minister.
Ben Thomas, Eight Mile farmer,
was a visitor in the city on Tuesday.
day for an extended visit with rela
By Arthur Brisbane
Michigan, Civilized State.
Mr. Mellon Housekeeping.
The Ideal Child.
Here Real News.
The State of Michigan is still try
ing to reach a decision on capital pun
ishment. Certain , legislators appear
to think that to discourage murder
the State must imitate the murder
and inflict death.
It is proposed to restore capital
punishment in Michigan, where it
has long been unknown.
Michigan is a civilized State, an
example to others in many ways. It
is to be hoped the Legislature will
pot decide that civilization in Mich
igan needs the help of a hangman,
or a man to throw the switch on an
What is the ideal child, in your
opinion? Secretary Hoover, presi
dent of the American Child Health
Association, says the normal child 'Is
not superfluously happy or deeply
discouraged, is robust, vociferous, not
ruled by emotions." That ia good
definition of a child destined to de
velop into a go-getter.
On the other hand, Napoleon, who
told all the adult children of Europe
what they should do, was not vocif
erous or robust. He was sickly, sal
low, sulked in a corner because his
schoolmates laughed at his Corsican
accent, and was entirely ruled by his
one emotion, AMBITION.
The industry commission of the
League of Nations reports 20,000,000
out of work in Europe and blamea
the United States, of course. Europe
should also blame itself for allowing -20,000,000
pairs of hands to remain
A good farmer keeps his horses
and oxen working, a good industrial
ist keeps his machines busy. Europe
needs canals, roads, houses and it
should be possible to find work for
all. That would be easy if men could
get away from the idea that the only
sound reason for' putting a man to
work is to let somebody else make a
profit on his labor.
What is the real wealth of this
country? Nobody could guess within
a thousand billions.
For instance, Mr. Bonfils, through
his Denver Post, announces discovery
in Colorado of a bed of manganese,
by far the richest in the world, six
million tons of ore in sight.
How many more billions are hidden
away in the mountains that stretch
across and up and down this coun
try, feebly tapped here and there by
prospectors, but never really PROS
Great Britain receives the right re
ply to her note concerning Mr. Mel-
Ion's letter to college professors about
international debts. Secretary Kel
logg tells Britain that what Secre
tary Mellon writes to American pro
fessors is our business. That covers
Incidentally, the British admit that
beginning in 1932 they will be getting
from their European debtors, recent
ly called "gallant Allies," more than
enough to cover all payments to the
United States. Mr. Melton's state
ment was strictly accurate, barring
one clerical error, and it enlightened
his fellow citizens.
This IS news. A tractor and plow
with no driver, all by themselves.
guided by electricity, ploughed a twen
ty-acre field on the farm of the Ne
braska Agricultural College recently,
farmers, professors and business men
looking on. The first furrow only
was ploughed under human guidance.
That furrow acted as a guide and the
machine did the rest.
There you have the ultimate solu
tion of the farm question, and proof
that "back to the farm" is not neces
sary. The farmer will sit, spyglas9 in
hand, on a tower in the middle of his
acres, watching on emachine spraying
potatoes, another cultivating corn, a
third cutting green oats for hay, and
not a farm hand on the place.
In Kansas alone this year addition
al "combination" machines for har
vesting wheat will do away with 25,
000 itinerant extra farm hands.
Brains, money and machniery, will
solve the farm problem as they have
solved other industrial problems.
ELECTRIC OFFICIALS HERE.
G. I. Drennan, field superintendent
of Pacific Power & Light company,
was here last week end inspecting the
property recently acquired by the
Sherman Electric company, a branch
of the P. P. & L. Mr. Drennan was
accompanied by R. M. Freeman, su
perintendent of meters. These gen
tlemen found everything pertaining
to their business here moving along
nicely. The new store building on
Main street, which is being so well
fitted up for the display of electrical
appliances and fixtures thnt the Sher
man Electric company will carry here,
is nearing completion and will soon
be ready for occupancy.
Mrs. Arthur McAfee departed Mon
tives in Michigan. She will go to
Vickcryville, where her father, Dr. A.
P. Culbertson, resides.