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Volume 44, Number 35.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 1927
Subscription $2.00 a Year
CLOSE BIG MEET
Columbia Union Conven
tion Over Week-End
A total registration of 80 young
people attended the convention of
, the Columbia Union, district 17 of
the Christian Endeavor held at the
local Church of Christ, Friday, Sat
urday and Sunday and during all
sessions there was a full attendance.
The convention was pronounced a
complete success In every way.
The program was extensive and in
carrying it out there was not much
time left for anything else. A num
ber of very excellent speakers were
present, included among these being
Dr. G. G. Brown of Pendleton Presby
terian church, Dr. D. A. Thompson of
Portland, Isynodical executive of the
state of Oregon, and Miss M. A. Aid
rich, member of the national W. C.
T. U. board, whose address Sunday
night on the subject, "Coming to
Him as the Lord of My Life," was
greatly enjoyed by the large audience
of Heppner people present for the
closing session of the convention.
The work of Paul Brown, Pacific
coast field secretary of the United
Society of Christian Endeavor, should
receive Bpecial mention. He was an
indispensable part of the convention
but was particularly pleasing when
acting as toaatmaster at the ban
quet held at the Episcopal parish
house on Saturday evening.
The young people attending were
enthusiastic and as a whole a well
behaved group, illustrative of the
fact that the present generation are
up and coming in religious work and
can carry on in fine style. They all
expressed themselves as well pleased
with the hospitality of the Heppner
folks, and this paper does not hesi
tate to say that the Heppner people
were more than pleased to entertain
the visitors, who m here from ev
ery part of the Columbia Union,
which reaches from lone and includes
the Milton-Freewater section.
The largest delegation present was
from the Presbyterian church society
of Pendleton, and the next largest
was from Helix. The latter place
had the greater number of points in
the, contest for the banner, and were
awarded the pennant again for the
The officers for the coming year
were installed at the Sunday eve
ning service, Paul Brown conducting
the ceremonies, which were appro
priate and impressive. Saturday eve
ning the budget for the . year was
taken care of, Paul Brown and Dal
las Rice leading in the wok of rais
ing sufficient money to care for the
actual expenses of the union for the
ensuing year. This was accomplish
ed in grand style and a much larger
sum provided than has been raised
heretofore, which assures the plans
for progressive work adopted by the
convention will be carried out.
Officers installed were Claud Pevey
of Helix, president; first vice pres
ident, Walter Warner, Irrigon; sec
ond vice president, Thelma Forbes,
lone; secretary, Dan Crimins, Free
water; treasurer, Cecil Olinger, Mil
ton. International Christian Endeavor
superintendent, Charlotte Isaac, Pen
dleton; junior superintendent, Mrs. J.
E, Olinger, Milton; quiet hour, Le
one Christian, Adams; missionary,
Beulah Neill, Pine City; tenth le
gion, Lawrence Beach, Lexington;
life work recruit, Marie Madna; effi
ciency and education, John Conder,
. Heppner; prayer meeting, Hazel Alt
era, lone; social, Hazel Parris, Helix;
lookout and extension, Walter War
ner; press and publication, Ellsworth
Akey, Pendleton; executive advisor,
Mrs. Frank Ritchie; pastor counsel
lor, Dr. G. G. Bruce of Pendleton;
Christian Endeavor World, Lawrence
The next convention of the union
will be held in Pendleton next fall,
at least this was the tentative an
nouncement made at the closing ses
sion on Sunday evening.
MEETINGS AT LEXINGTON.
Jas. A. Pointer will begin services
at the Lexington Church of Christ
Thursday evening, Nov. 17. He is
well known at Lexington where he
lived for many years, When he left
the farm and began to prepare for
the ministry some said, "They are
spoiling a mighty good farmer to
make a mighty poor preacher." But
if you think that you are due for a
Bro. Pointer preaches the BOOK
and he preaches hard and he is a liv
ing proof of the truth he preaches.
All the country round should turn
out to hear him.
E. L. WOOD, Pastor.
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Sunday School at 9:45 o'clock.
"Suffer little children to come un
to me, and forbid them not: for of
such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Mk.
Morning Prayer and seipnon at 11
"Let him that is taught in the
Word minister unto him that teach
eth, in all good things, Be not de
ceived; God is not mocked: for what
soever a man soweth, that shall he
reap." Gal. vl 6, 7.
Special Matinee, Star Theater, Sat
urday, 8:00 p. m, THE LIFE OF
CHRIST, moving pictures of the orig
inal Oberammergau Passion Play.
I will auctioneer for you at 2 cents
on the dollar, flat rate. Glenn Young,
Eight Mile, Phone 18F21. 35-6
NUMBER AT STAR
Casford Concert Company Com
posed of Trio of Women
The next entertainment to be
brought here by the P. T. A. w.ll be
given by the Casford Concert Com
pany, a notable musical entertain
ment organization, on the evening of
As the new school auditorium will
not be ready for occupancy on that
evening, contrary to anonuncement
last week, this lyceum number will
be held at the Star theater. Through
the courtesy of Mr. Sigsbee, who an
nounces the showing of his program
on Thursday only, the wieater has
been made available.
Trios of violin, piano and harp;
duets of harp and violin; solos of
harp and violin and a widely varied
selection of readings, are features of
this interesting program.
Fern L. Casford, who heads the
company, is well known to lyceum
audiences, having spent several years
in lyceum and Chautauqua, giving
complete programs alone. She is a
reader and impersonator of worth
while talent, and an able pianist.
Winifred Casford, a sister, is a
violinist of unusual merit. She has
studied under the direction of Carl
Frederick Steckelburg and has been
acclaimed one of his most gifted pa-
The third member of the company
is Byrne Smith, harpist. Miss Smith's
solo numbers upon the stately harp
are an outstanding feature.
The type of program, the skill with
which it is presented and the poise
and personality of the members of
the company, combine to make an eve
ning of genuine enjoyment.
Heppner Takes lone
Game by 1 2-6 Score
lone came near upsetting Hepp-
ner's fond championship hopes Arm-
sitice Day when she battled the lo
cals off their feet in the first half.
The visitors were unable to withstand
the terrific onslaught of Johnson's
warriors in the last half, however,
and suffered defeat, 12-6.
lone won the toss and chose to
receive, getting the ball on their own
25 yard line, carrying it back to the
middle of the field. Staging a left
end run, lone was stopped three
yards from Heppner's goal line, but
a line buck followed by an end run
netted them their only touchdown.
The goal was not converted.
In the second quarter the ball was
played from one territory to another,
neither team having a decided ad
vantage and there was no scoring. .
During intermission between halv
es, Coach Johnson of Heppner talked
to the local boys about their play
ing. The result was that a more
determined and fighting team went
into the game for Heppner at the be
ginning of the second half.
Heppner received the ball at the
beginning of the half, on her own
20 yard line. For the first part of
the half, the ball remained in the
center of the field, gradually work
ing nearer the lone territory. Then
the march started from Ione's 45
yard line. Thompson, fullback, made
considerable yardage through the
line. lone called time out to see if
they could strengthen their team.
Ione's forward wall was crumbling
on every play and Gentry, captain
of the local team, after a succes
sion of ground-gaining plays, carried
the ball across the line for his team's
first touchdown. Goal was not con
At the end of the third quarter,
Heppner again had the ball on Ione's
46 yard line, but lost it on downs.
lone started a grand march down
the field, Finding that "bucking the
line" worked no longer, Lundell, lone
quarterback, pulled an end run, but
the team was penalized 15 yards for
holding. This gave Heppner the
break of the game with only 5 min
utes left to play. It was Ione's
third down and they were forced to
kick. Gentry took the ball on a
"criss-cross' around right end for
36 yards. Thompson and Benge, half
backs carried the ball the remain
ing distance for a touchdown, Thomp
son scoring. Try for point was made
on a line buck, but failed,
Thompson for Heppner and Ritchie
for lone did exceptionally good punt
ing, being the best exhibition of this
sort seen here this season, Thompson
having a little the edge over his op
ponent. Thompson was also one of
the outstanding ball carriers of the
Oviatt le Swanson
Robertson lb. Mason
Jones lg Smouse
Evans c "McCabe
Walker rg Grnblll
Bramer rt Holub
Hayes re McCabe
Turner rh.. Head
Gammoll lh Balsiger
Thompson fb Ritchie
Gentry q Lundell
Referee, Beighle, Heppner, Sub
stitutions: Heppner, Benge for Gom
mell; lone, Ritchie for Swanson.
UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE.
The union Thanksgiving service of
the Heonnor churches will be held
this year at the Methodist church,
Milton w. tiower preaching. Serv
Ices will begin at 10:30 a. m, sharp.
F. A. Stapleton Suddenly
Dies at Blackhorse Home
The call of death came very sud
denly to F. A. Stapleton at his home
at the Bell ranch in Blackhorse at
about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
He had returned from a trip to Lex
ington just a short time before this
hour, where be had taken some chil
dren to school, and was apparently
in the very best of health. On carry
ing a dressed hog some 75 yards to
the house and somewhat down hill,
Mr. Stapleton slipped, but picking
up the animal which weighed about
150 pounds, he carried it on into the
house and laid it on the table, after
which he sat in a chair to rest, when
suddenly, and without the slightest
warning he fell to the floor and ex
pired instantly, not more than three
minutes having elapsed from the
time he reached the house and sat
down. Dr. McMurdo was immediately
called, and pronounced death the re.
suit of B severe heart lesion.
Funeral services are being held at
Llks' Temple this afternoon at 2:00
o'clock under the auspices of Hepp
ner Lodge No. 358, of which he was
a member. Mr. Stapleton was also an
ex-service man and a member of the
American Legion post of this city.
Francis Allen Stapleton was born
at Adoins, Missouri, December 19,
1891, and came to Oegon at the age
of 16 years. On July 13, 1910, he
was married to Lena Jackson at Sa
lem and they came to Morrow county
in 1924, residing in the vicinity of
Heppner ever since. He enlisted in
the army in September, 1918, and
was discharged at the close of the
war. He died suddenly November 15
at Mb home 7 miles north of Hepp
ner, aged 35 years, 10 months and 26
He is survived by his widow and
one daughter, Opal, and his mother,
Mary L. Stapleton of Portland, be
sides the following brothers and sis
ters: Mrs. Otto Cummings of Port
land, Mrs. Nellie Witcraft of Aums-
ville, Mrs. R. T. Brown of Salem,
Mrs. Lillian Davies of , Bozeman,
Mont.; Frank Stapleton of Toledo,
Oregon; V. O. Stapleton of Impach,
Wash., and E. A. Stapleton of Eu
N. O. W. ELECT OFFICERS.
At the regular session on Monday
evening, Nov. 14; Maple Circle 258,
Neighbors of Woodcraft, held their
nomination and election of officers,
and the following were elected for
the ensuing year:
- Past Guardian Neighbor, Alice Ras
mus; Guardian Neighbor, Clara
Sprinkel; Advisor, Anna Brown; Ma
gician, Elsie Cowins; Clerk, Rosa
Howell; Banker, Cora Crawford; At
tendant, Wilma Moell?r; Inner Sen
tinel, Ada Cason; Outer Sentinel,
Earnest Brown; Managers, Florence
French, Johnnie Hiatt, J. C. Owens;
Flag Bearer, Ralph Wilcox; Musician,
Verna Hayes; Correspondent, Elsie
Cowins. After the closing ceremony,
delicious refreshments were served
by Neighbors Cora Crawford, Alice
Rasmus, Nettie Lieuallen and Rosa
CLUB WORK STARTED.
Helen M. Walker, county school
superintendent, announces that Hard
man, lone and Irrigon have been or
ganized for boys' and girls' club work
this fall. Work is now being carried
on for reorganization in Heppner,
and it is expected to be completed as
soon as competent leaders can be
found. Mrs. Walker says some places
fell down last year because of the
lack of leaders.
New Map Shows Spray Road
Aid for Which is
Judge Benge and Commissioner
Bleakman departed on Wednesday for
Bend. At Arlington they were joined
by Senator Bob Carsner of Spray.
These gentlemen are Interested right
now in the completion of the last gap
In the Heppner-Spray road, and the
object of their visit to Bend was to
consult with Judge Sawyer of Des
chutes county, a member of the state
highway commission, with reenr to
this mattor. It is hoped that the
Upper Columbia Pennant
at Stake in Game
Here Saturday. ,
Friday, November 11, the regular
schedule of the members of the up
per Columbia athletic league came to
a close. Each team in the league
met the other teams, with the result
that Heppner and Condon are tied
for the championship. Both of these
teams are undefeated, each having
won three games, and tied one; the
latter being the 6 to 6 tie game be
tween Heppner and Condon two
The two teams have decided to
play off the tie next Saturday, Nov
ember 19, at Heppner, at 2 p. m. It
was much desired to play the game
on a neutral field, and with neutral
officials. Since there is not a neutral
field at an equal distance from botn
schools, it was decided to play on
either the Heppner or the Condon
field, to be decided by the flip of a
coin. The "flip" was in favor of
Heppner. Neutral officials have been
secured for the game.
This is the first time that the
Heppner high school football team
has been this near a league cham
pionship. Each boy has been put
ting his whole heart into every game,
and all have been playing a fine
brand of ball. They are determined
to continue this until the champion
ship game is concluded. They are
going out to win and place Heppner
on the map.
The people of Heppner and the
entire surrounding community should
teel proud of the team. The boyi are
playing fine, clean games of football.
They are deserving of your support
and feel confident they will get it.
Tickets are being sold for the chini-
pionship game and it is hoped that
everyone will buy, and be present.
Heppner haa made the followifli
record in league games this fall:
Heppner 37, Fossil 6; Heppner 39.
Arlington 0; Heppner 6, Condon 6;
neppner Yi, lone 6.
Condon's record follows: Condon 6.
lone 0; Condon 18, Arlington 0; Con
don 6, Heppner 6; Condon 27, Fossil 7.
Ione's record: lone 20. Arlineton 6:
lone 0, Condon 6; lone 18, Fossil 7;
lone 6, Heppner 12. 4,
Arlington's record: Arlineton 6.
lone 20; Arlington 0, Heppner 39:
Arlington 0, Condon 18; Arlington 0,
f ossil u.
Fossil's record: Fossil 6, Heppner
37; Fossil 7, Condon 27; Fossil 0,
Arlington 0; Fossil 7, lone 18.
Won Lost Tie Pet.
Heppner 3 0 1 1.000
Condon 3 0 1 1.000
lone 2 2 0 .500
Fossil 0 3 1 .000
Arlington 0 3 1 .000
PICTURE SHOW THURS. ONLY.
Owing to the presentation of the
second lyceum number at the Star
theater tomorrow (Friday) night, the
regular Thursday-Friday picture pro
gram will be shown tonight only.
Manager Sigsbee requests that his
patrons keep this in mind and attend
the program tonight.
Now Being Sought
necessary funds will be provided for
in the budget of the state commis
sion and federal department of roads,
which is cooperating, and that next
year may see the work done. Judge
Benge has had a new map prepared,
with the help of Mr. Carsner, and
such changes as have been made in
the road situation in the central Ore
gon section are noted, and special
emphasis placed on the road known
as the Pendleton-Prineville cut-off,
and Including the north and south
Seven Injured When
Truck Turns Turtle
Twelve road workers had misfor
tune heaped on misfortune Friday,
when after being let off work at the
Hardman camp of Smith & Smith,
contractors, they were upset when
being brought to town by Milton
Smith. Seven of them suffered more
or less severe injuries.
The truck was on the Hardman
grade, made slippery by recent rains,
when it started weaving from side to
side. In an attempt to straighten it
up, a too short turn of the wheel was
evidently made, and the truck turned
over in the middle of the road. As
sistance was secured immediately
and the men brought to town where
their injuries were dressed.
Those injured were George Ryan,
arm hurt; W. Twohey, left shoulder
injured; R. Duplex, two ribs brok
en; W. M. Smith, injury to ribs; S.
Jack Matineau, arm hurt; Frank Som-
mers, injury to arm, laceration of
forehead and general shakeup. The
men went to Portland the first of
WHEAT PREMIUMS AWARDED.
County Agent Smith who returned
home Friday from the "-!- Inter
national Livestock exposition after
having been detained few days by
illness, announces the following pre
miums on show grain awarded Mor
row county farmers: A. A. McCabe,
2nd, Hard White; Theo. Anderson,
9th, Federation; H. Anderson, 8th,
Federation; A. A. McCabe, 3rd, Hard
Federation; R. L. Benge, 1st, Forty-
fold; O. P. Ferguson, 1st, White Win
ter Barley; Julian Rauch, 2nd, Blue
Barley. As good a showing was not
made this year as in some years pre
vious, due largely to mixtures, the
county agent believes. After the
freeze out two years ago it was nec
essary to ship in a great amount of
seed wheat that was badly mixed.
This contaminated the fields it
will take several years to purify the
strains again. W. B. Barratt & Son
were the only winners from this
county in the wool show. They book
two firsts, one on Corriedale ram
fleece and the other on fine ram
BAD CHECKS PASSED.
Two checks, marked "forged." were
returned to two Heppner business
heuses last week. Gordon's and Hum
phreys Drug company were the firms
"stung" on the checks. One Harry
Kennedy passed them a week ago Sat
urday night during a rush period at
the stores. The checks, issued to
him on the National Bank of
Pendleton and signed J. Kilkenny,
were for $20 each. Kennedy has dis
appeared. The work reattMeWs' that
of a forger who worked in Pendleton
and Walla Walla recently, it is stat
ed. IONE TURKEYS TO MARKET.
Walter Eubanks will be in charge
of a shipment of two truck loads of
dressed turkeys going out from lone
on Saturday for the Thanksgiving
market at Portland. This is a neigh
borhood pool, gathered up in Mr. Eu
banks' vicinity out from lone, and is
reported to be a fine lot of birds.
Special evangelistic meetings will
be held at the Methodist church be
ginning November 20. The Rev. S. A.
Danford, D. D., is the evangelist. He
is expected to be in the pulpit on
Sunday morning. Come thou with us
and we will do thee good.
REV. F. R. SPAULDING, Pastor.
by County From
road from Pendleton. By a study of
this map the importance of the Toad
reaching from Pendleton via Hepp
ner and connecting with the John
Day highway near Spray can be real
ized. Pendleton is now getting real
ly interested in this road, if what
we read in the East Oregonian is ex
pressive of the real sentiment over
that way, and working together with
Heppner, there should be some real
progress made toward the enrly com
pletion of this cut-off.
Armistice Day was fittingly ob
served in Heppner by the local poBt
American Legion, with a patriotic
program at 11 o clock in the morning,
Ione-Heppner high school football
game in the afternoon, and a banquet
and ball in the evening.
The small concsurBe of legionaires
and friends who gathered at the Elks1
hall for the patriotic program, enter-
ed into the occasion whole-heartedly.
spencer Crawford, post commander,
officiated and supplied an inspiring
paper in lieu of the address scheduled
for which the speaker was not ob
tained. The program was opened by
the singing of "America" by the au
dience. Rev. Stanley Moore pro
nounced invocation, followed by a
beautfiul solo by Mrs. Loa Taylor, en
titled "The Winding Trail." The Aux
iliary glee club next sang "Our Col
ors." After the singing of the "Star
Spangled Banner," Rev. Moore asked
A large number attended the foot
ball game in the afternoon and in
the evening 30 legionaires and ex
service men were served a sumptuous
banquet by the ladies of the Christ
ian church. The Armistice Day ball,
following at the Elks hall, was well
attended. Music was supplied by
Fletcher's orchestra of Pendleton.
The American Legion Auxiliary met
on Tuesday evening, November 15th,
with 15 members present. Agnes
Sperry and Florence Jones were in
iated into the unit. It was planned
to purchase some new dishes and
equipment with part of the proceeds
from the Armistice dance. The pres
ident wishes to thank all who helped
on the committees for the dinner of
November 10th and for the dance.
Forty-one Elks were served at the
dinner. All members of the unit ex
tend sincerest sympathy to Mrs. Sta
pleton in her bereavement. There
will be no glee club practice next
Tuesday. The hosteses were Mrs.
Flory and Mrs. Clark. Secretary.
Workmen are busy this week plac
ing the big transformers and complet
ing the new Bervice station at the
north end of Main street near the
concrete bridge, for Sherman E'ectric
company. The old station near the
Brown Warehouse company buildings
will be v(.mvtd to Lexingtrn. The
new line is nuw complete to lone and
that city is being served therefrom.
It is expected now that full connec
tion with the new service will be
made at Heppner inside of three
Harold Cohn departed the first of
the week for San Francisco. In com
pany with several other Dodge deal-,
ers whom he joined on the way, he
will take in the convention of Dodge
dealers to be held at San Francisco,
and on Saturday will be in Palo Alto
to see the annual grid tilt between
Stanford and the University of Cali
fornia. The day before Thanksgiving the
Boy Scouts are giving a cooked food
sale in order to raise some money
with which to buy troop materials.
If you can and are willing to help
us, either notify Patrol Leader John
Parker, chairman of the committee,
or Rev. Stanley Moore, Scout Master.
W. A. Goodwin of Boardman, who
has been a patient at Morrow Gen
eral hospital in this city under treat
ment of Dr. Johnston, was able to
return home on Sunday. Mr. Good
win has been suffering for a long
time, and he is not yet fully recov
ered. T. J. Dean, working for Jack De
Nial on Rhea creek, suffered severe
injuries the latter part of the week
when a horse kicked him over the
left kidney. Though in severe pain,
he was getting along nicely when
Dr. McMurdo visited him Sunday.
John Barrymore in DON JUAN, at
Star Theater, Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. J. B. Swift who has been ill
at Morrow General hospital, is much
improved as reported by her physi
cian, Dr. Johnston, and was able to
return home Sunday.
The football game advertised to
take place at Lexington on Sunday be
tween the home team and Hermiston,
has been called off, so we are inform
ed this forenoon by Russell Wright,
because Hermiston was not able to
line up a full quota of players.
Mrs. W. W. Smead had the misfor
tune to trip over a foot stool at her
home the first of the week, causing
her to fall with the result of a pain
ful injury to an arm. She is report
ed to be recovering nicely, however.
Don't miss seeing the new John
Deere Tractor plowing at the Fred
Lucas rnnch at Lexington all day
Saturday, November 19, and at the F.
S. Parker ranch at Heppner, Tuesday,
Nov. 22. Peoples Hardware Co.
Mrs. W. O. Dix underwent an oper
ation at the hands of Dr. Jonhston
on Friday at Morrow General hospi
tal for the removal of her tonsils
and at this time is quite fully re
covered. DOWN AND OUT I
That is the way this old world was
when Jesus came. That is the way
you are right now if you are out of
the church of Christ and out of touch
with the King.
"Down and Out" is the subject of
the evening sermon at the Church of
Christ. The morning theme will be
Bible School and Christian Endeav
or at the usual time.
A welcome for all.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
When They Steal Enough
Women Not Extravagant
A Problem for Justice
Two Ate Seven or Eight
The theory that you are safe in
America if you steal ENOUGH may
be shaken by the trial at Washington
of gentlemen accused of stealing the
Government's oil supply, by bribing
the Secretary of the Interior.
The trial was halted and the Jury
dismissed by the judge on evidence
as to the "fixing" of jurors.
If it can be shown that money was
used to fix jurors in this case, the
fixers might go to jail.
However, if big thieves can bribe
a Secretary of the Interior and es
cape punishment, even with the Su
preme Court officially denouncing
their dishonesty, bribing a juror or
two may not make much difference.
After all the talk about "extrava
gant women" you will be interested
in this fact, provided by the United
States Department of Labor:
Men, on the average, spend more
for their clothes than women. The
average for husbands is $71.38; for
w-men are the economical half of
the household, making ends meet, de
nying themselves for their children
and the future. Not to know it is
not to know women or men.
A killing that will puzzle -the Jury
comes from McHenry County in Ill
inois, ihe police announce that Wil
liam Schmacher, twenty-eight, was
innocent of the charge that he had
killed his father. Schmacher told
them "You are wrong. I waited for
him to come into the barn, pulled the
trigger and the shot almost blew his
His father made him work before
and after school when he was nine
years old1, took him out of school
for good when he was twelve, and
made him do a man's work. He beat
the boy s mother, repeatedly, knocked
her onto a hot stove and left her
n. a pitchfork into the lee
of a younger brother so far that the
boy could not pull it out without help.
just Detore the murder he knocked
his wife to the floor with a blow in
the face, accusing her of infidelity,
saying a farmhand was the real fath
er of the twenty-eight-year-old son.
inat son killed him. The neigh
bors 'corroborate the story of cruelty.
it win not Be easy to get a convic
tion in that case.
The city of Syracuse spends on
motoring seventeen cents out of
every dollar of income and old
fashioned finance, wagging its head,
says "extravagancjk." Buying new
automobiles takes ten and a quarter
cents, gasoline three and a half cents,
ancmuriH tnree cents. And that!
the best investment of seventeen
cents on the dollar that Syracuse
If a hODtOad Could bnv vinn
seventeen cents on his dollar and fly,
instead of painfully hopping in the
dust, he'd be a fool not to spend the
seventeen cents. Automobiling is
flying. Get a car if you have not got
one, or a better car if you can afford
The Vancouver Sun tell ma h.t
one hundred ships are chartered to
carry 20,000,000 bushels of Canadian
wheat from Vancouver to Britain and
the Continent in the next three
months. All these ships make many
cruisers necessarv for Britain. W
too, should build fast cruisers, for
e may some day wake up and have
a commercial navy.
Meanwhile, our Panama Canal-
through which all the 100 ships of
grain will pass is offered to our
Canadian and British brothers with
no extra charge for the fact that our
money built it. They pay just what
our own few ships pay. Not every
nation would do that.
A fishinr boat hnrl drifts fnnm
thousand miles when it was picked
up on our northwest coast. White
bones on the deck showed the part
mat cannibalism had played in the
tragedy of the sea.
Two that died, 'nt of all, were in
tact. The others, seven or eight, had
been eaten to prolong the lives of
the two. No man can say what he
would do under certain circumstances,
unless he has been tested under those
LODGE MEETING POSTPONED.
Fred E. Farrior, Worshipful Master
of Heppner Lodge No. 69, A, F. 4 A.
M., announces that the regular meet
ing of the order on Saturday evening
of this week will not be held, and
that a special meeting will be held
Tuesday evening. There will be work
in the M. M. degree on that evening
and he urges the members to attend.
DIVORCE SUIT FILED.
A. E. Miller this week filed suit in
the circuit court for divorce against
Galena Miller, his wife, on a charge
of cruel and inhuman treatment.
Their four-year-old daughter, Delma
Irene, is now In the custody of the
defendant, who is living apart. They
were married June 7, 1922, at Pendleton.