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Volume 44, Number 14.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 30, 1927
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MILL SET FOR 4TI
FOR DALLES IIWASiON
Ball Games Feature Sport
Celebration ; Dances
and Smoker Listed.
aii morrow county will be given a
chance to celebrate. That's the in
tention of the Heppner baseball club,
who are planning a good time here
for those who find it unfavorable to
celebrate elsewhere. They believe
they will furnish as good entertain
ment at small cost as may be found at
more widely advertised resorts.
The plans have been altered a little
from those announced last week. Two
days only, the third and fourth, will
be featured, with a dance the night
of the second and of the fourth. The
Dalles baseball team from the Mid
Columbia league will play Heppner
each of the two days, und there will
be no baseball game on the second
as it has been impossible to secure
an opposing team for that date. The
Umatilla Indians had been asked to
play, but they failed to answer.
The baseball games will be featur
ed. Manager Barr has his full lineup
intact for both days and has enlisted
a few other Morrow-Gilliam league
players to help take care of the two
day schedule. "Kewpie" Clow and
Charlie Fiztmaurice, the Condon bat
tery, will be the main addition to the
squad. "Kewpie" may be used on the
mound part of the time to relieve
"Ducky" Drake. "Ducky," however,
is expected to be able to take care of
his end of the pitching department
for one game at least, and he may
pitch part of the other game. Hepp
ner's squad for the two games will
include Drake, Hoskins, Van Marter,
C. Cason, Erwin, Anderson, G. Cason,
Ward, Aiken, Clow, Fitzmaurice, Gen
try and Turner.
But even with this formidable line
up of ball players, Heppner does not
expect to have any easy wins if they
win at all. The Dalles is now only
half a game behind Bend in the Mid
Columbia league for the pennant,
which means they will not be taking
a back seat when they cross bats here.
Real, live dances are planned for
the evenings of the second and fourth
with music to be furnished by one of
the snappiest dance orchestras ever
heard here. Six young musicians
headed by Cole Madsen and known
as Cole Madscn's Dance Band, will
come loaded with all the latest pop
ular music to make all who hear them
want to step. These will be jitney
Then a smoker for Monday eve
ning is expected to draw well. The
bill for this event is being arranged
by Russell Wright, and will include
local talent of the best obtainable.
Wright accepted this charge at a late
hour and hasn't the bill in shape yet
for announcement, but fight fans may
be sure of the usual high class en
tertainment that he has formerly pro
vided in this line.
A program of street events Mon
day morning completes the schedule
for the celberation.
Nursery Meetings and
Picnic Are Scheduled
The grain nurseries at Eight Mile
and Lexington, planted and super
vised by the Moro Experiment sta
tion staff, in cooperation with the
County Agent, are showing up ex
ceptionally well at the present time.
Many hybrid wheats that have been
developed recently with the hope of
securing a high yielding smut resist
ant variety that will stand up well,
will be found there. Some of these
are giving results worthy of the at
tention of all Morrow county grain
Check rows of winter wheats grown
from seed that was smutted before
planting are found in each nursery.
These checks show conclusively that
Regal (purple strawed turkey) devel
oped at the station and distributed In
this county last year, is highly smut
resistant and gives promise of doing
very well in this section.
In order that all farmers may have
an opportunity of seeing these plots
and asking any questions they have
regarding the varieties of wheat
grown in the nurseries, field days
have been arranged by Charles W.
Smith, County Agent, as follows:
Farmers' picnic and nursery visit,
Saturday, July 9, at Eight Mile. Pic
nic dinner, horse shoe tournament
and speaking program along with free
lemonade will be held at Fred Akers
grove one-half mile north of Eight
Mile store, after which the nursery
on the Homer Green farm will be
visited. Field meeting at Lexington
nursery on the Harry Duvall farm
about three miles north of Lexington
on the market road, Sunday, July 10,
at 2:00 p. m.
A representative of the Moro Ex
periment station will be present at
both meetings to discuss the merits
of each variety and answer all ques
tions any one may have regarding any
wheat varieties growing in the nur
On Monday afternoon at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Ayers
in this city, George Carkhuff and Mrs.
Amanda Jackson, both of lone, were
united in mrriage, Squire Ayers offi
ciating. The newlyweds will continue
to make their home at lone.
The marriage of W. T. McRoberts
to Stella May McRoberts took place
at the McRoberts home In this city
on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, W.
M. Ayers, justice of the peace, officiating.
Portland Measures Unpopular; In
come Tax and Tax Limitation
Both Downed in County.
Morrow county failed to bestir it
self over governmental matters up
for vote Tuesday to a great degree.
The twenty per cent electorate who
expressed themselves at the polls
showed themselves unfavorable to
state financing measures. The larg
est vote was recorded on the income
tax bill, 467 ballots being cast, 217 of
which were for and 247 against, leav
ing a small majority of 30 by which
the bill lost in the county.
That the Morrow county electorate
voted intelligently was evidenced by
its vote on the negro suffrage repeal
which carried nearly two to one. The
vote: 289 for, 148 against. Only
two other measures were compliment
ed with a majority vote in their fa
vor. The criminal information amend
ment carried 293 to 134, and the
voters' registration amendment 235
The total unofficial abstract of
votes on the different measures in the
county as given by the county clerk,
Repeal of Negro, Chinaman and
Mulatto Suffrage Section of the Con
stitution: Yes 289, No. 148.
Portland School District Tax Levy
Amendment: Yes 176; No 196.
Criminal Information Amendment:
Yes 193, No 134.
Legislators' Pay Amendment: Yes
117; No 321.
Voters' Registration Amendment:
Yes 235, No 194.
State and County Officers' Salary
Amendment: Yes 201, No 237.
City and County Consolidation
Amendment: Yes 109, No 252.
Veterans Memorial and Armory
Amendment: Yes 106, No 280.
State Tax Limitation Amendment:
Yes 82, No 326.
Income Tax Bill: Yes 217, No 247.
Property Assessment and Taxation
Enforcement Bill: Yes 128, No 275.
Nestucca Bay Fish Closing Bill:
Yes 154, No 213.
Morrow County Reunion
To be at Portland on 4th
The ugual gathering of former
Morrow county residents, as well as
all people from this county who may
be in Portland at the time, will be
heid on July 4th. This paper Is in
formed by Mrs. Fannie O. Rood that
the association will be glad to wel
come any of the present residents of
Morrow county to this picnic if they
happen to be in the city. We here
with append the formal anonunce-
The Morrow County Reunion asso
ciation will hold its annual meeting
and picnic dinner at Laurelhurst Park
July 4th, this year.
All former residents of Morrow
county and friends are urged to come.
Bring your baskets and sit down
with old friends at 2 o'clock.
RALPH EUGENE FLOREON.
Funeral services were held at the
Christian church in this city at 10:30
this forenoon for Ralph Eugene Flor
eon, who died at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Floreon,
in this city at 5:00 a. m., Wednesday,
June 29, 1927, at the age of 32 years,
8 months and 5 days. The services
were attended by many friends of the
deceased who brought beautiful floral
offerings as an expression of their
sorrow Bnd sympathy for the bereaved
family and parents of the deceased.
Rev. F. R. Spaulding, pastor of the
Methodist church, conducted the ser
vices at the church and at the grave.
Mr. Floreon had been an invalid for
the past year or more, suffering from
Bright's disease, and in the early part
of the past winter he sufferd a stroke
of paralysis, but the immediate cause
of death was an attack of acute bron
He was a native of Morrow county
and grew up here where he was
known as an exemplary young man
and citizen. He followed ranching at
the old home place on Willow creek
until he became unable to work be
cause of illness. He is survived by
hia wife, Mrs. Rose Floreon, and two
little daughters, besides his parents
and one sister.
CARD OF THANKS.
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Not only is your aid in a material
way appreciated, but the feeling of
good will which prompted your acts,
helps so much to give us courage to
go on, and to lessen the feeling of
despondency over the loss of things
nothing can replace. Also we want to
thank the men who worked so hard
to, and did, save our cellar.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Campbell.
COUNTY HAS NEW CLUB.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, June 28. A Boys' and Girls'
club charter was Bwarded to the Hap
py Hour Sowing club of Hardman by
the United States Department of Ag
riculture through the college. These
charters are issued after the club has
sent in and had approved its plan of
work. Mrs, George Burnside is the
leader of the club.
Four Prominent Speakers
Booked First Day; Big
Time Planned For 4th
The three-day Pomona Grange eel
ebration at Parkers Mill, July 2-3-4,
is expected to draw a large crowd of
grangers and others of the farming
community of Morrow and Grant
counties. Full arrangements have
now been made and the complete pro
gram was made known this week.
For the lecture and speaking pro
grams on the second and third four
outside men of note, especially in
Grange circles, have been obtained.
Geo. A. Palmiter, state master of the
Grange from Hood River, will have a
message of vital importance to mem
bers of the order. A. R. Shumway of
Milton, Mr. Edwards of Fossil, and
Seymour Jones, state market agent,
are the other outside speakers.
A musical program will also fea
ture the first two days with a dance
Saturday evening, music by the Dry
Fork orchestra, and a free moving
picture show Sunday evening begin
ning at 7 o'clock.
The celebration committee wishes it
to be expressly understood that any
one and everyone is invited to enjoy
the program all three days or just as
much of the three days as they can
arrange to take in.
The biggest day will be Monday,
when besides the patriotic program
an imposing array of sport events has
been scheduled. Here's what is
planned for the Fourth:
9:30 Program of readings, vocal
pnd musical numbers. Address by S.
E. Notson, district attorney.
11:30 Race program.
1:30 Baseball game: Hardman vs.
3:00 Tug-of-war: Grant County
Buckaroos vs. Morrow County Stubble
Jumpers. Greased pig chase. Climb
ing greased pole.
4:00 Horseshoe tournament.
6:30 Dance in hall, music by Hix's
Jazz Syncopators of The Dalles.
Ah open business meeting will also
be a feature of the first forenoon.
Among matters that will be brought
up at this meeting, it is understood,
J. T. Rue and other Grant county
men will introduce a discussion of
the Monument-Hcppner road. It is
possible some plan of procedure for
improvement of this road will be
No Change in Standings
Caused by Sunday Games
Won Lost Pet.
Heppner 11 1 .917
lone 7 5 .583
Condon 5 7 .417
Arlington 3 9 .250
With the closin gof the Morrow
Gilliam county baseball league sea
son Sunday, Heppner won its eleventh
straight game, leading its nearest
competitor by four games for the
pennant. Heppner won from Condon
7-1, while lone, in second league
place, caused Arlington to retain
her cellar position by a 7-5 defeat.
Heppner was handed her only de
feat of the series by Condon in the
first scheduled game. The boys got
their losing streak out of their sys
tem in that game and since have been
romping ahead unscathed.
Two new faces appeared at Condon
on the local squad, due to the ab
sence of LaMear and Hoskins. Wit
craft showed good behind the bat,
while Buster Gentry performed like
an old head on first. Attention of the
Heppner boys is now centering on the
two games here the third and fourth
to be played with The Dalles.
TRUCKS DEMONSTRATED HERE.
Three of the new trucks being put
out by General Motors and powered
with Buick six engines, were demon
strated here the first of the wek.
The trucks were objects of much in
terest, and their appearance had
been looked forwrd to for some time.
The new truck will be put out in two
sizes 1-ton and 2-ton, the latter in
several lengths of body, and will be
handled in Heppner by Vaughn &
Goodman of Heppner Garage
EXPERT SHOOTER COMING.
Gus Peret, representing Peters
Arms company and an expert shot,
is billed to visit Heppner on July 2nd.
He will give a demonstration of his
ability to hit anything that goes up
in the air, either with rifle, revolver
or shot gun, and performs tricks with
firearms that will startle the natives.
This exhibition will take place at Ro
deo grounds on Saturday afternoon
next, following the ball game.
CROPS BEST IN YEARS.
M. Sepanek of Sand Hollow, who
was in Echo one day the past week
tells the Echo News that he has the
best prospects for a wheat crop that
he has had in three years. He has
about 500 acres of hard and soft fed
eration that is looking exceptionally
good. All the farmers in that vicm
ity are reported to have an excellent
stand of grain.
WAGE SCALE MEETING.
County Agent Smith announces a
wage scale meeting to be held at
Leach hall, Lexington, Friday, July
1, at 2 p. m., for the purpose of fixing
the minimum wage scale for the 1927
harvest. He believes the matter de
serves the attention of all farmers
and urges all who possibly can to at
rmftrrmmr- 1 'r "v&mtiaAiitimmmiiwh iWiT in it ill
Lett to right Commander Richard E. Byrd, Lieut, Oorge O.
Noville, radio engineer, and Bert Acosta, pilot the three American
Ayers who man the "America" on its attempt to fly New'York to
Paris and return with only time enough in Paris to refuel.
Edna Gemmell, 13-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gemmell,
residing two miles south of Heppner,
received quite painful injuries yes
terday evening when kicked in the
mouth by a colt. While the hoof cut
her lips badly, necessitating several
stitches to close the wounds, Dr.
Johnston reports no teeth were lost.
We did not learn how the accident
Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo and
family, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Smead, departed on Sunday
for Boise, Idaho, where Dr. McMurdo
went to attend the Pacific 'Northwest
Medical association convention. Mr.
and Mrs. Smead visited the family of
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Boyd at Caldwell.
They expected to return home today.
Miss Alma Akers arrived from her
home at Portland on Sunday and
spent a couple of dayB visiting with
her grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Vaughn
and friends in this city. Miss Akers
is on her vacation, and expected to
visit La Grande and Wallowa Lake be
fore returning to Portland.
H. E. Crawford and W. A. Wirtz of
the head offices of Tum-A-Lum Lum
ber company. Walla Walla, were in
Heppner on Tuesday. These gentle
men are interested in figuring on the
materials to go into the Construction
of the new high school auditorium and
Mrs. Frank Turner is in receipt of
a communication from friends in at
tendance at the Eastern Oregon Nor
mal at La Grande, which states the
enrollment is good, instructors effi
cient and everything moving along
smoothly, which speaks well for the
C. H. Latourell was called to Pen
dleton on Wednesday evening to join
other Ford dealers of this part of the
state in a conference. It is expected
that the new car to be put out by
hte Ford Motor Co. will be on the
market in about 30 days.
See Lon Chaney in TELL IT TO
THE MARINES, Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday, July 3 and 4.
Mrs. R. D. Patton of Seattle and
Mrs. J. H. Cochran of lone were vis
iting relatives in Heppner Fruity.
Mrs. Patton, who was formerly Mrs.
E. Nordyke, observed many change?
in Heppner since her last visit iiere
twelve years ago.
Mrs. Ella Fell, who has ben visiting
with her son, M. R. Fell and famliy,
in this city for the past six weeks,
will leave by train this evening for
San Diego, Calif, to visit another son
before returning to her home at Lib
Howard Magnus of lone was knock
ed into a barbed wire fence Sunday
by a horse and suffered lacerations of
face and neck. It was fortunate that
his eyes escaped injury. Dr. Johnston
was called from Heppner and attend
C. B. Bisbee and wife came over
from their home at Spray on Tues
day, being called here by the seriou.i
illness of Ralph Floreon, and remain
ing over for the funeral today. Mrs.
Bisbee and Mrs. Floreon are sisters.
Evan Stoneman returned the first
of the week from the Mississippi val
ley where he was during the recent
floods. He can relate some very ex
citing experiences pertaining to that
The best celebration: See Lon
Chaney in TELL IT TO THE MA
RINES, Star Theater, Sunday and
Monday, July 3 and 4.
Jeanette Turner, eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner, returned
from Ukiah Saturday, where she had
been visiting for a week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner drove to
Pendleton Sturday. While there they
drove out over the wheat section and
report wonderful crop prospects in
Umatilla's wheat belt.
Mrs. A. M. rholps suffered a badly
sprained knee and arm Saturday in
a fall from a chair in her home. The
injuries will keep her in bed for sev
Mrs. William Wilson is confined to
the Morrow General hospital with a
revere attack of Bciatica.
J. L. Cochran of Monument shipped
a carload of horses to Portland on
J. B. Huddleston, sheepman of Lone
Rock, is in the city for a few days.
Will Hughes of Pendleton was a
Sunday visitor at Heppner.
REVIEW FOR 0.5,
Grain Markets Sharply
Lower ; Weather Favor
able Here and Abroad
Washington, D. C, June 25. Im
proved conditions lowered grain
prices during the week ending June
25 although cash quotations hardly
followed the full decline in futures,
states the weekly grain market review
of the United States Department of
Agriculture. Favorable weather in
the United States as well as in Can
ada and Europe weakened the market
for wheat and rye while less pessi
mistic reports on corn caused sharp
recessions in coarse grain market.
Flax seed prices declined sharply on
trade reports of increased acreage,
together with good crop conditions.
Conditions were generally favorable
for wheat. Harvesting was resumed
in the Southwest after the recent
heavy rains there and the crop made
good progress in other sections. Cut
ting was progressing as far north
ward as Central Missouri and wheat
in Northern Ohio was ripening under
favorable conditions. Prospects in
dicated a bumper crop in the Pacific
Northwest where the harvest in the
early sections was expected to start
soon after July 4th.
World wheat conditions also showed
a slight improvement for the week.
The Canadian crop made good prog
ress and the outlook for European
crops was unchanged to slightly bet
ter than a week ago, while rains in
Argentina were beneficial to seeding
operations there. The improved con
ditions were reflected in lower Liver
pool quotations. July futures there
declined 4 cents for the week ending
June 24, closing at $1.60 per bushel.
European port stocks showed some
further increase but this was counter
balanced by reductions in stocks on
ocean passage and smaller shipments
of bread grains. Attractive prices in
European countries are bringing out
the remaining surplus of domestic
wheats. Importers were buying cau
Wheat: Movement of new wheat
in the Southwest increased although
recent wet weather there has re
stricted threshing operations. Many
of the cars arriving at Southwestern
markets have contained considerable
end have sold at discounts. In spite
of the general decline in wheat prices
old wheat of good quality at Kansas
City and Omaha advanced slightly,
largely because the wet weather in
the southwest, may have lowered the
quality of some of the new wheat.
High protein wheat was in best de
mand but ordinary grades were slow.
Export demand was quiet with export
bids reduced to AV cents over the
Chicago September future for number
rne hard winter f. o. b. gulf ports.
Old wheat number 2 hard winter 12H
per cent protein sold at Kansas City
8-10 cents over the July option, 13
per cent 15.17 cents and 14 per cent
18-20 cents. Most of the new wheat
at Kansas City graded number 4 and
lower on account of moisture content
and sold at discounts of 4-6 cents,
under old wheat. High protein wheat,
especially with favorable billing,
moved readily in the Northwest but
damp and damaged wheat was draggy.
Number 1 dark northern 12 per cent
protein was quoted 3-12 cents over
the Minneapolis July future; 12
per cent 5-14 cents over and 13 per
cent 8-16 cents over the July which
closed June 24 at $1.40. Best high
protein types at Duluth were wanted
by millers with 15 per cent protein
selling up to 23 cents over the Min
neapolis July. The Durum market
was generally quiet with low grades
druggy. Number 1 Amber Durum was
quoted 2-7 cents over the Duluth July
future and number 1 mixed at 3 cents
under to 5 cents over this option,
which closed June 24 at $1.60.
Good milling types of soft winters
were in fair demand at reduced prices
but low grades were dull. Southern
mills were buying wheat at Cincin
natti to piece out their stocks till
new wheat should be available. De
mand was slow in the Pacific North
west for both export ant, milling
wheat, with prices about 2 cents low
er for the week.
The best celebration: See Lon
Chaney in TELL IT TO THE MA
RINES, Star Theater, Sunday and
Monday, July 3 and 4.
Torrent of Water Destroys Prop
erty; Track Washed Out;
No Lives Are Lost.
As a result of a heavy cloudburst
that Btruck a fw miles up the can
yon, Arlington's business and resi
dential district was greatly damaged
Sunday evening. First reports re
ceived at Heppner proved to be some
what exaggerated, but the little city
has ben hard hit, and damage to
property running into thousands of
dollars has been sustained. A wall
of water some seven feet high swept
down Alkali canyon, taking every
thing in its path, but warnings were
given in time for the people to get
out of the way and there was no loss
of life, though some narrow escapes
Heavy damage to the Condon branch
lailroad and the highway at Arlington
was sustained, and Arlington has been
very busy since digging out from un
der the mud and debris. That there
was no loss of life is due, no doubt
to the warning given by William
Head and Frim Wiliams, who encoun
tered the torrent while driving on the
John Day highway toward Condon.
They turned back and warned several
motorists on the road, and gave the
alarm in town in time for the resi
dents to take to the hills.
The Vendome hotel was perhaps the
worst hurt by the flood, and it was so
undermined as to be almost a total
wreck, but was not washed into the
Columbia river as at first reported.
Water washed out 75 feet or more of
the Old Oregon Trail, and also sec
tions of the John Day highway. We
were not able to get a full list of the
property damage in town, but it Is
estimated that $150,000 would not cov
er the loss to residence and business
Harold Becket Injured
When Motorcycle Burns
Harold Becket is suffering with a
badly burned leg this week, received
when his motorcycle caught fire and
burned up last Sunday on the high
way a short distance below Cecil.
The burning oil spread or the cloth
ing of Mr. Becket, and it was with
difficulty that the flames were ex
tinguished before he was much more
seriously injured. He put out the lire
by casting sand over his clothing.
" The accident caused Harold to be
come somewhat a victim of mistaken
identity. He had just succeeded in
extinguishing the flames when Sher
iff McDuffee came along with a still
that had been located down in the
sand. He gave Harold a lift and
brought him to town, where his burns
were dressed by a nurse. To Harold's
amusement the word was spread at
lone that he was the owner of the
still because of his presence in the
sheriff's car, but they evidently
learned better, when it was explained
that he was a victim of an accideit
and had nothing whatever to do with
the business the sheriff had in hand.
Wedding Will Feature
La Grande Convention
The program at the American Le
gion convention to be held in La
Grande July 21, 22, 23, will not con
sist entirely of Drum Corps, Brass
Bands, Parades and Fireworks, for
momentary pleasure and entertain
ment. There will be one number on
the program which will be permanent
and lasting. In fact, the principal
line in the event specifically reads,
"until death do us part."
This particular number will be a
public wedding, taking place in front
of the grandstand just before the
great fire works are set off. The
principals are Albert Lamb, promin
ent member of La Grande Post No. 43,
nd Miss Blanche Rice, a member of
the La Grande Auxiliary. Judge
Hugh Brady, commander of the La
Grande post, American Legion, will
pronounce the words that the song
writer must have had in mind when
he wrote that classic "The Tie that
Binds." It is to be a really and
truly married couple that is escorted
off the field by the All-Legion band
from Sheridan, Ore., playing "Keep
the Home Fires Burning," for Judge
Brady and the Legion mean business
when they set a buddy up for house
keeping. RETURN FROM COVE.
The members of the Episcopal Sun
day school of Heppner who were in
attendance for two weeks at the
school of religious education conduct
ed at Cove, have all returned. Rev.
Stanley Moore brought part of them
home last Thursday, and then re
turned for the others later. Good
report is made concerning the Hepp
ner pupils who attended and two of
them received high marks of recog
nition. Fletcher Walker received 84
credits for study work and Alice Ca
son 1. Fletcher was also honored
by having his tent receive the silver
cup for neatness. Two boys from
La Grande occupied the tent with
him. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have been
untiring in their efforts in rendering
this service to 'the boys and girls of
their Sunday school, and their labors
have been crowned with a large meas
ure of success. The school proved
very beneficial and interesting.
MASONS TO MEET.
Fred E. Farrior, W. M. of Heppner
Lodge No. 69, A. F. A. & M., announces
a meeting of the order for next Sat
urday evening, being the first regular
meeting for July. There will be work
and a full attendance of members is
Bull Whale and Atheist.
He Who Fights Alone.
Thanks Be for Lindy.
Deeds of individual courage still
arouse the world mora than any other
achievement. Lindbergh's welcome
proves that men feel, today, as they
did about Grillon, Duguesolin or Per
seus. The individual fighter, doing
it himself, is the man adored by the
Any man is courageous with many
round him. With a crowd, it is
easier to go than not to go. But, by
yourself, it is different.
The great crowds that howl for
Lindbergh, and that were asleep when
he started off in the fog, alone, at day
break, know why they applaud him.
A lookout on the cruiser Memphis,
bringing Lindbergh home, called out,
"There she blows, broad on the starboard-
bow." Lindbergh, on the
bridge, saw a big bull whale, accom
panied by his "cows," keeping close
to their lord and master as he rolled
Nothing could have made that bull
whale believe that the tiny man on
the bridge had flown across the Atlan
tic ocean, in the other direction.
How can you hope to make an athe
ist believe that there exists a Divine
intelligence flashing from one uni
verse to another, pervading all space?
The bull whale and the atheist
KNOW. You can't fool them.
Thank heaven for Lindbergh. He
may make this Government realize
that to be defenseless in the air IS
TO BE ABSOLUTELY DEFENSE
LESS. He told the Chamber of Com
merce in New York: "We don't want
war, and the way to avoid it is to be
prepared for it. We need greatly en
larged commercial air service, greatly
increased air mail service, to develop
good pilots. It takes longer to make
a pilot than to make a flying ma
chine." He reminded New York of the dis
graceful fact that the richest city in
the world has no air port, and must
travel far off to Long Island to find
And he said in substance this:
"They talk about anti-aircraft guna
as a defense against airplanes. A
hundred fast planes would soon clear
a battleship's decks of its anti-aircraft
guns. Then a dozen bombers
would sink it. The anti-aircraft guna
might, but probably wouldn't, bring
down a few pilots, destroy a trifling
sum in airplanes. But airplanes would
wipe out a $20,000,000 battleship and
its great crew of men."
Many people, including the Govern
ment, must listen to Lindbergh. That's
the advantage of climbing to a high
place among men. , You can MAKE
Much of woman's trouble has been
caused by her prejudice against her
own sex, her lack of mercy lor other
women that go wrong, her contempt
for women generally. Miss Bessie
Mack, of Chicago, accused of flirting
by two large policewomen, "beat them
up" when they sought to arrest her.
She surrendered peaceably to a very
small policeman, saying, "No woman
can arrest me."
Sir Oliver Lodge, who believes in
ghosts and spirits, says that with
synhtetic protoplasm life can be cre
ated in the laboratory. This says
Lodge, does not belittle God'.; power,
for man ii God's creation and might
well imitate his Maker on a small
He MIGHT, but he WON'T. That
is, he will not create the only life
that counts the life that TiUNKS.
Real life is THOUGHT, nV. MAT
TER. RETIRES FROM SHEEP BUSINESS.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Swick of Monu
ment are guests this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner in this
city. They came over Monday, bring
ing Mrs. H. V. Couch, cousin of Mrs.
Swick and Mrs. Turner, who had been
a visitor at the Swick home for a
week and was on her return home to
Portland. Annabel Turner also re
turned with the Swicks, whom she
has been visiting for several weeks.
For the past 30 years Mr. Swick has
been engaged in ranching in Grant
county and he states that he never
saw range so plentiful as this season.
Grass is high aid green everywhere
in the mountains. He has disposed
of his holdings in the Monument sec
tion to his son W. H. Swick and is
tetiring from the sheep business. Mr.
and Mrs. Swick will spend the summer
looking about for a desirable location.
LEGION MEETING POSTPONED.
The first regular meeting of Hepp
ner Post No. 87, American Legion, for
July, coming on the 4th, has been
postponed to the Monday following,
the 11th. A good attendance of mem
bers is hoped for on that date.
See Lon Chaney in TELL IT TO
THE MARINES, o'.ar Theater, Sun
day and Monday, July 3 and 4.