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Volume 44, Number 36.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Condon Defeated in Play
Off Game Here Satur
day by 13 to 6 Score
(Heppneriun Reporter.)
Heppner beat Condon for the cham
pionship of the' Upper Columbia
league by a score of 13-6 Saturday
afternoon on the local Held. The
game was had fought from start to
finish, each team determined to win
for its school.
Heppner had not before held a
football championship in the Upper
Columbia league. j
The game started with Heppner re
ceiving and carrying the ball to the
middle of the field. End runs, fol- j
lowed by line bucks, put the ball on
the four-yard line, where the Hepp
ner team was able to score a touch-1
down. Gentry, quarterback and cap-1
tain, made the extra try for point
on a criss-cross. Heppner again re
ceived the ball, Gentry carrying it
back to the Condon 36-yard line,
netting BS yards. On the third down
Turner, halfback, received a '30-yard
pass from Gentry, that brought the
team four yards from the Condon
goal line a the end of the first quar
ter. Benge, half-back, opened the
second quarter by carrying the ball
to the one and one-half yard line
where Gentry was able to continue
its movement for the next touch
down. Goal was not converted.
Condon received but failed to make
yardage and was forced to punt.
Thompson's return kick put the hall
on Condon's 40-yard line. Then Con
don started down the field but was
penalized five yards for their back
field being in motion. After another
exchange of kicks, Myers ran 20-yards
on a criss-cross, followed by an 18
yard end run by Willimott, putting
the ball on the three yard line. In
the next play, the ball was carried
over the line just as the gun sound
ed for the half.
Between halves the Heppner . girls
with their yell leader, Hazel McDaid,
showed proper spirit fof the football
giants by forming an "H" in the cen
ter of the field.
The game opened in the third quar
ter by Condon receiving the ball on
her own 20-yard line. Failing to make
yardage, she was forced to kick.
Heppner also failed to make yardage
and returned the kick on the third
down. This almost gftve Condon their
second touchdown as a 25-yard pass
and several first downs brought them
within seven yards of the goal, and a
remaining first down to go.
At the beginning of the fourth
quarter the head linesman mde a
mistake in the yard sticks which
would have given Condon eight downs
to complete the seven yards. Hepp
ner fans immediately took up the
mistake, that might have added an
other touchdown to Condon's score.
It was not long until everything was
settled. It took every ounce of
strength and vigilance of the Hepp
ner team. In two earlier attempts of
the game, Condon was held on the
five yard line. During the dispute,
Turner laid out on the side lines
and received a pass from Gentry
which made 60 yards. Heppner failed
to make any more yardage and was
forced to kick. Condon made a first
down, but was penalized 10 yards for
pushing, and was forced to kick.
Heppner fumbled the ball and a keen
eyed Condon man recovered. Gentry
saved Hcppncr's life when he inter
cepted one of Condon's passes and
carried it back to the middle of the
It was Thompson's sure toe thai
put Heppner out of danger in the
last half. Both teams displayed ex
cellent kicking, and Thompson had a
little edge on Willimott, the Condon
Dunter. Good sportsmanship was
shown by both teams during and af
ter the game.
The football boys thank the busi
ness men for closing their doors dur
ing the game. It was a big help to
the team.
The linc-up follows:
Hennner. 13 Condon
Hayes le Evans
Robertson It Logan
Jones lg Eaton
Evans ...a c Brown
Walker rg Goodwin
Bramer rt Doris
Oviatt re West
Gentry qb Willimott
Turner rh Myers
Benge Ih Kanaus
Thompson fb Bowen
Substitutes for Heppner: Gammell
for Turner, Slocum for Brainor.
Substitutes for Condon: Baker
for Mvers.
Officials Referee, Wurtz, lone;
Ilmnire. Johnston. Lexington: Head
Linesman, Couch Green, Fossil.
The following is a brief resume of
the team as a whole, fcnough credit
cannot be given the boys for what
they have done for the Heppner
school this season in football. The
following words show in a small
measure our appreciation of their
Captain Harold Gentry led hi's team
through the entire season and played
the position at quarterback. He was
a splendid general and was always
faithful to his team mates. Not only
did he run the team in a fine manner,
but was nlwnys a consistent ground
gainer In every game. His long re
turn of punts and sweeping end runs
always thrilled the spectators. Hnr
old will do more good things In Hepp
ner high' school athletics in the fu
ture. '
Stephen Thompson, assistant cap
tain, started the season at tacklo, but
Luncheon Club Favors
' Membership Increase
The Heppner Luncheon club, which
held its first fall meeting Monday at
1 o'clock, has in view an extensive
growth. Discussion at this meeting
brought out much sentiment in favor
of lifting the restriction as to mem
bership to allow other business men
of the city who so desire to join.
When first formed the club was
organized on similar lines to the
Lion's club, a nation-wide organiza
tion, permitting but one man from
each line of business to take mem
bership. Now, after two years of
successful operation, it is the opin
ion of members that more could be
accomplished with a larger member
ship, with the ultimate view of work
ing up a live chamber of commerce.
That such an organisation is Borely
needed at this time has been ex
pressed repeatedly.
Get on the mark! Get set! Go!
December 10, to Apline high school
for on that night Bennie has all his
troubles in the comedy "Beads on a
String." Everyone come and see it.
The Alpine folks who furnished the
program for Hermiston Farm Bureau
meeting lust Friday returned report
ing a good time.
Ms. G. W. Lambirth while driving
a number of horses met with an ac
cident, one of the animals kicking
her right leg. It was nothing serious
but she was compelled to use a
The students of Alpine have raked
their bruins over once more, very
thoroughly, for examination time is
Everyone come and we'll give you
an introduction to "Mr. Ab Dinkier,"
the detective of Greensborough, in
the comedy "Beads on a String." Ab
is a very good "defective."
Mrs. Charlie Schmidt has been ill
with a bad cold for several days.
On December 3rd at Farm Bureau
meeting following the business will
be a basket social. Lots of good look
ing baskets will be there, so boys, be
sure to come.
The cast of characters for "Beads
on a String," three act comedy to be
given December 10th, is as follows:
Rpnnip nnviu. Zezzalp Davis
Twila Morey
H. Davis, Bennie's father
Celatha Lambirth
Benjamin Davis, Esq., a rich uncle
Hazel Hays
Harold Beem, a friend of Bennie's
, Lawrence Doherty
Ab Dinkier, a would-be detective ...
... Bertha Sepanek
Msr. J. H. Davis, Bennie's mother
Helen Bennett
Molly Mallerton, Bennie's sweet
heart Mildred Schmidt
Jeanette Blue, Uncle Ben's niece
Bernice Sepanek
Cleopatra Oleomargarine Johnson
Margaret Melville
was shifted to the backfield where he
capably filled the position of fullback.
He seems endowed with a wonderful
fighting spirit, artd It was this spirit
which helped to make a winning team.
He was one of the best line plungers
in the league.
Along with Gentry and Thompson
in the backfield were Hisler at full
back, and Gammell, Turner, Parker
and Benge filling the halfback posi
tions. Hisler was a decided asset to
the team, but was Injured during mid-
season and was unable to play the
last half. He was fast and shifty, and
could snag the bull out of the air
with uncanny ease.
Gammell Bnd Parker were two fine
half backs but were injured in mid-
season. They were dependable play
ers and their loss was keenly felt.
Turner and Benge, another good pair
of halves, could always be counted on
to do their part. They were con
scientious in carrying out their parts
and always fighting for the team.
Mr. Johnson, the high school coach,
ulways believes thut a team is no bet
ter than its line. He drilled the boys
in 'the fundamentals of line play.
which resulted in a staunch line, as
can be testified by those attending
the games. Evans at center; Paul
Jones and Fletcher Walker, guards
Gerald Slocum, "Red" Bramer, and
Henry Robertson, tackles; and Clar
ence Hayes and Kenneth Oviatt at
ends made a line which developed to
be the equal if not stronger than the
backfield. They all charged furiously,
hit the line low, and were a hard
combination to stop. They made big
holes in the opposing lines, which
usually resulted in great gains.
Not enough credit can possibly be
given to the group of substitutes who
so faithfully attended all the gumes
in uniform. Burnside and Devin were
two good reserve guurds. Roderick
Thompson and Homer Hayes nearly
made the first team, for they worked
hard on the end positions. Duune
Brown also worked hard at both end
and center.
The entire football squad" c--' ' -'
of twenty-seven men ,and twenty of
them played during some of the,
games. Claud Condor, Jack Rugers,
Jeptha Garrlgus, Joe Swindig, Gor
dons Bucknum, Guy Anderson, and
Richard Walker were the seven re
maining boys, who through inexper
ience or lack of proper size, did not
enter any of the contests. They are
hard workers and will be out (or a
place in the team next year.
Although several of this year's
squad are seniors, Heppner has pros
pects of a very good team next yenr.
Eight of the men who started in the
championship game with Condon will
be here again next year.
The interest of the high -cliool is
now turning to basketball. Practic
ally every member of the football
squad is planning to go out for this
fascinating game.. The new gymna
sium will add much to the gumo, b3-
cause of a better floor and heati.ig
f rorlamatum
At this season of the year, it is an American custom to
devote a day to the giving of thanks to the Almighty for
His bounties; to commemorate the first season of pros
perity and plenitude.
On this day it is fitting and proper that we review the
manifold blessings of the year just past; that we offer
true expressions of gratitude for peace and prosperity.
That this nation has been preserved through wars and
strife, that it has developed in all the arts and sciences
as well as in husbandry and commerce, that it has known
no year of universal pestilence or famine, should be con
stant sources of joy to our people; we should be ever
cognizant of our good fortune and pay homage to those
first comers who so soundly founded and carefully build
ed the structure of our national life. That we today
stand a leader among nations, supreme in the ways of
modern civilization, is a tribute to those Pilgrim Fathers
whose first Thanksgiving gives us inspiration today.
To help preserve the ideals of American simplicity and
virtue and Christianity, the President of these United
States has proclaimed that a day be set aside for the
observance of Thanksgiving, and in conformity thereto,
and by virtue of the authority in me vested, 1, I. L. Pat
terson, governor of the state of Oregon, do hereby pro
claim and designate
as Thanksgiving Day, and do hereby set it' aside as a
public holiday. I earnestly ask the citizens of this great
state to join together to observe in proper manner the
season of Harvest, of Peace and Good Will, that we turn
our thoughts to the Almighty Father who in His gracious
ness has given us amply of His bounties, and that we dis
play the American flag as evidence of our patriotic de
votion to the founders of our nation.
In Testimony Whereof 1 have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of the state of Oregon to be hereto
affixed this 9th day of November, A. D. 1927.
I. L. PATTERSON, Governor.
By the Governor. SAM A. KOZER, Secretary of State.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Patters"- "'nt
to Portland the first of the week,
where Mr. Patterson spent a few duys
looking after business affairs. Mrs.
Patterson went on to r "- to
spend Thanksgiving with Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Amort and family. Mr.
Patterson arrived h"" Wednesday.
Mel Humphreys, old time resident
and stockman of Eight Mile, was In
the city on Wednesday. It has been
many long years since the pasturage
was as good as it is on the Humph
reys place this fall, though Mel says
he has seen the tumble weeds larger
other seasons than they are now.
Mrs. A. E. Fellows and baby, and
Mrs. Geo. Snyder and baby were able
to leave for their homes at lone and
Rhea creek the first of the week from
Morrow General hospital. Mrs. Lewis
Ballin and child of lone were other
patients discharged from the hospital
the first of the week.
Four crackerjack programs at Star
Theater this week. Look 'em over
ad on last page.
Ed Burchell, Jr., suffered a frac
ture of his left elbow while playing
basketball at Lexington on Tuesday
afternoon. The lad was immediately
brought to Morrow General hospital,
the injuries x-rayed and put in a cast
by Dr. Johnston.
Henry Schwarz and family, accom
panied by Miss Mary Crawford, de
parted Wednesday morning early
Wapato, Wash., where they will spend
Thanksgiving and the week-end at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mer-'
vjth a capital A, at SUir Theater on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Boy Rangers will meet f.om
now on every Wednesday at 4 o'cluck
at the parish house. The Boy Scouts
will meet every Wednesday at 6:45
in the Christian church basemen ., in
stead of Tuesday as formerly.
Ralph Moore is home for Thanks
giving with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George Moore. He has been working
on the highway near Flora, Wallowa
county, for the past several months.
George Agee, state road worker,
suffered the fracture of his right arm
Monday evening when cranking his
car. The fracture was x-rayed and
reduced by Dr. McMurdo.
Dr. and Mrs. M. A. Leach of Pen
dleton are guests at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. A. D. McMurdo today, en
joying Thanksgiving repast, and a
visit with relatives.
Cordelia Kubat, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Win. LeTrace of this city,
underwent an operation for the re
moval of tonsils by Dr. McMurdo on
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner and
son Donald arrived today from Salem
to spend Thanksgiving with home
folks. They will be here until Sun
day. THE FIRST AUTO, with Burney
Oldlield at the wheel, at Star Theater
Sunday and Monday.
G. E. McCraw, wife and son, of Co
quille, Ore., arrived at Heppner on
Tuesday and are visiting at the home
of Mr. McOraw's uncle, Mel Humph
reys, on Eight Mile.
Lowell and Dclma Casteel are se
verely ill with pneumonia at their
home below town, the result of a re
lapse following influenza.
Born At Morrow General hospital
in this city, to Mr. and Mrs. E. O.
Ferguson of Pendleton, a son, on Sat
urday, November 10th.
John Kilkenny is ill at his home
on Ilinton creek, being confined for
a few days.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
valis, Ore., Nov. 21, 1927. APPLES:
Although the foreign demand has
been satisfactory, "iftftiiestic apple
markets have been strengthened by
estimates indicating a reduction of
4,000,000 bushels in the total crop
and reports indicating about 17,000,
000 bushels less in cold storage than
a year ago.
WOOL: Wool market news con
tinues to favor holders. The recent
Australian sales established record
prices for the season. Stocks of wool
in the United States as of September
30 were reported to be 32,000,000
pounds less than a year earlier.
GRAIN: Wheat was generally
steady in the markets last week with
coarse grains higher. Foreign wheat
markets tended to advance and the
domestic mill demand was good for
the best milling types. Protein pre
miums ranged 6-9 cents' for 12 per
cent to 29-36 cents for 14 per cent
No. 1 dark northern. Some soft wheat
from the Pacific northwest was re
ported sold in central western mar
kets and prices were nominally high
er on the Pacific coast although ex
port business was limited. Good ex
port inquiry caused barley to con
tinue to advance while a more active
demand for corn coupled with unfa
vorable harvesting weather turned
corn prices upward. Oats have ad
vanced with corn and barley.
HAY AND FEEDS: Tame hay pro
duction is still estimated at 104,000,
000 tons and wild hay is figured at
122.4 per cent of normal. Demand
for shipping hay is limited with
choice dairy kinds in best demand
Continued demand caused feed prices
to advance again.
BUTTER: Storage holdings of but
ter on November 1 were 118,768,000
pounds or nearly lS.'KiO.OOO above a
year earlier, and withdrawals have
been running lighter. Production is
about at the low point of the year,
and is probably below a year ago.
Hoy and ensilage feeds are plentiful
and cheap but concentrates are high
er. Last week markets were about
LIVESTOCK: Another remunera
tive market favored cattlemen last
week, although there was a little too
much poorly finished stuff offered
in eustern markets. Replacement
stock was firm to higher. Hog re
ceipts increased and prices senrcely
steady. Fat lambs sold about the
same or slightly lower than the pre
vious week with reports somewhat
mixed regarding the outlook the next
few weeks.
Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock
the Lexington town football team and
Pendleton Alumni will clsh again at
Lexington. These tennis played a 0-0
tie on Armistice Day nt Pendleton,
and it is expected thin will be a close
ly contested game.
Sunday school at 9:45; morning
pruyer and sermon nt 11.
"This is the day which the Lord
hath made; we will rejoice and bs
glad in it."
Rev. Stanley Moore, Missionary in
Next regular meeting Tuesday,
Dec. 6. Full attendance desired as
there will be work in the first rank.
Experienced girt wants domestic
work in country. Inquire this office.
Casford Trio Prove
Charming Entertainers
A charming trio, the Casford Con
cert company completely captivated
their large audience at the Star the
ater Friday evening. The program,
replete with classical and popular in
strumental music, as only the violin,
harp and piano can produce it, to
gether with highly entertaining read
ings, came as the second number of
the Heppner lyceum course.
Fern L. Casford, reader and pian
ist, headed the trio. Accustomed, as
she is, to giving an evening's enter
tainment by herself, Miss Casford
had little trouble making her part of
the program of highest caliber. She
gave three readings beside playing
the piano in the trio ensemble and
violin accompaniment. All humorous,
little choice could be made of her
outstanding number, though her im
personation of an elderly gentleman
who meets all trains, in which she
does Abe Martin to perfection, tobac
co chawin' and all, surely "brought
the "bouse down." Her other offer
ings were "The Mason Family" and
"Whistle Breeches."
Winifred Casford, a sister, showed
more than ordinary technique in her
handling of the violin, 'and her solos
were repeatedly encored. Her duets
also, in which she was accompanied
by the harpist, Byrne Smith, were
exceedinly well received. Miss Smith,
the third member, played several
solos on the stately harp and showed
herself to be an accomplished artist.
The Casford trio helped stimulate
interest in the lyceum and Heppner
folks are now awaiting the next no
ber with keen expectancy. Helen
Simpson, an impersonator of note,
comes next on January 16. It is ex
pected she will be greeted by the
largest crowd yet, as this will be
among the first attractions to take
place in the new school auditorium.
Honoring the high school football
team, mothers of the boys prepared
and spread for them, as well as the
faculty of the high school, a splendid
banquet on Saturday evening. The
affair took place at the dining hall of
the Christian church, and was attend
ed by a company of some seventy
people. The banquet was to honor
the boys of the ball team, and it was
made the more pleasant because of
the victory of the local team over
the Condon team in the championship
game Saturday afternoon. The occa
sion was one to be long remembered
by those whose fortune it was to be
During the past week a few wheat
sales have been reported at Heppner,
at prices from $1.08 to $1.10, accord
ing to F. W. Turner & Co., local buy
ers. This is considerable of a drop
from the prices at the opening of
the season, and our farmers who are
still holding their wheat are not anx
ious to let go. It is hoped that a
strengthening of the market may
come along about the first of the
On Sunday, Nov. 27, there will be
a basket dinner at the Methodist
church. Preaching at 11 a. m., 2:30
and 7:30 p. m. Members and friends
are invited to bring their lunch bas
kets and join with us. The ladies
will serve coffee, etc., and everybody
is welcome.
F. R. SPAULDING, Pastor.
I will auctioneer for you at 2 cents
on the dollar, flat rate. Glenn Young,
Eight Mile. Phone 13F21. 35-6
Miss Margaret Woodson, a graduate
of Heppner high school, class of '22,
daughter of the late C. E. Woodson
woo for many yenrs waj a leading
attorney of this city, has completed
her course in law at the University
of Oregon and has "hung out her
shingle" in the city of Eugene, thus
becoming the first feminine lawyer
of the University town. Of interest
to the people of this community is
the story concerning Miss Woodson
in the Eugene Guard of Wednesday,
October 16, by Marian Lowry, a spec
ial writer on that paper, and is in
dicative of the battle Miss Woodson
had to make to gain her degrees, and
shows that she was determined to
win. Miss Lowry says:
Numerous scffs and bootings about
by men students of the law school,
two of whom on one occasion picked
her up, carried her out of the study
hull, and deposited her on the floor
outside, linger only as just part of
the "getting there for Miss Mure:i'ot
Woodson, 21 year old Eugene girl.
who is opening her law office here as
the only and first woman lawyer in
this city.
She is the first woman to be admit
ted to the federal court in Oregon.
Miss Woodson receives her degree of
doctor of jurisprudence this Janu
nry, having graduated with high hon
ors from the University of Oregon
last June and receiving her B .A.
"Women make too much of the so
called 'opposition' in the practice of
law. I think if you go calmly about
your business, take the same attitude
toward your work as the men do,
there's no reason why you can't go
ahead and be successful," says this
studious, dignified looking girl who
calmly awaits the launching of her
professional career without the usuul
At the Methodist church at 10:30
Thanksgiving Day the union service
will be held. Milton W. Bower of the
Christian church will deliver the ser
mon, and a union choir will furnish
the music. A cordial invitation is ex
tended the public to attend these
services. !
The Cheskchamay group of Camp
Fire girls will hold a cooked food
sale Nov. 26, 1927, and a hike Tues
day evening, Nov. 29. All sixth grade
girls 11 years old who want to join
are invited to attend.
The executive committee of the
Heppner Public Library association
will meet Thursday evening, Dec. 1,
at the library. By call of the pres
ident, Jasper V. Crawford.
All sheepmen who paid transient
livestock tax in Grant county for
1925 and 1926 please report to D. O.
Justus the amounts paid. An effort
will be made to recover the tax paid.
36 D. O. JUSTUS, Heppner, Or.
Harold Van Horn, run over by a
disc two weeks ago, is pronounced
still improving by his ffhysician, Dr.
McMurdo. The doctor reports that
kin grafting will be necessary be
fore the wound to his leg will com
pletely heal.
Russell Wright, Lexington smoker
promoter, has announced another
smoker to take place at the Heppner
fair pavilion Saturday night, Novem
ber 26. Some mighty good matches
will be featured, he promises.
Star Theater, Tuecday-Wednesday.
Wilson Bayless departed this morn
ing for Idaho to spend a few wjeks
visiting relatives and friends at
The missionary society of the Epis
copal church will meet on Tuesday,
Nov. 29th, instead of Thursday, the
The first girl who walked home
from an automobile ride, at Star
Theater, Sunday and Monday.
FOR SALE A number 1 Jersey
cow, just fresh. A. E. Miller, Lex
ington. 36-6p.
(From School of Home Economics.)
Boiled eggs can be kept from dis
coloring by putting them into cold
water immediately after being taken
from the stove. A low temperature
is important for the cooking of egg3
as it makes them easier to digest.
Kggs cooked in boiling water are
tough and horny. The normal tem
perature is 175 degrees F.
Bread kept in tins or stone jars is
much better than wrapped in a cloth
as the latter gives the bread an un
pleasant taste.
If a tender crust is desired in'
bread, the loaf may be brushed with
butter about three minutes before it
is removed from oven. If a darker
crust is desired, brushing over with
milk or butter before baking is ef
fective. Antique rugs are at least 50 years
old and they are produced by the
natives of the country from which
they come. No foreign product is
used to aid in their manufacture.
Firmness in weave is an important
factor in the wearing quality of a
lug. Worsted rugs are among the
best for wear.
feminine flutter of excited nervous
Miss Wocdson thinks women have
taken it as a matter of custom and
tradition that they have to be very
aggressive to practice law and over
exaggerate opposition from the pub
lic and men lawyers.
"Of course I anticipate my first
case in court with some apprehension
but I can frankly say among profes
sional people I have encountered no
opposiiton over the fact that I am a
woman lawyer. Sometimes there are
those who express surprise because I
am so young but they all seem to take
it us very matter of course, gener
ally." There were times at the university
law school, too, when some mean lit
tle tricks were played to get her "in
dutch." As one incident she some-1
times found empty whiskey bottles in
her lc-cker. But rhe went serenely on
her way, strictly attending to her
studies, and dealing with all the
poise, dignity, and frankness 'nt are
so characteristic of her. She took
prominent part in student activities
and for three years was on the wo
men's varsity debating teams. In
the early part of her senior year she
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, hon
orary national scholastic society, for
her exceptionally high grades.
Miss Woodson is the daughter of
the late C. E. Woodson for a number
of years a member of the board of
regents at the University of Oregon,
"I've always had my plans to study
for law, even before I was in high
school," she says. Her father was an
attorney in Heppner, the family
home, and she did a great deal of
work in his office, early profiting
from his experience and advice.
She passed the state bar exmina
tion this past .summer and is now
opening her offices in the Bunk of
Commerce building.
y Arthur Brisbane
To Prevent Floods.
A Clown's Death.
Let Her Marry.
A Night Club Lady.
Senator Watson says everything
that CAN be done, will be done, by
Congress to stop the Mississippi
floods. If that programme is carried
out Mississippi flood swill be stopped.
Congress can, if it will.
Herbert Hoover will show how it
can be done, with the assistance of
other able engineers.
If this country doesn t think it
worth while to spend half a billion
once and for all to stop floods that
cost a billion at a time, it is a fool
ish country.
Marceline, famous clown, rose to
the top of his profession. Millions
laughed at him, children especially,
as he went about, with bright pink
nose, baggy clothes, always serious.
He is dead today. He shot himself
to death, alone, poor, in a miserable
furnished room. Photographs show
ing him in the day of his glory were
spread before him on the bed, as he
kneeled to blow his brains out.
"Laugh, and the world laughs with
you. Weep, and you weep alone."
Ella" Wheeler Wilcox wrote her well
known poem the morning after her
first party when she was seventeen.
In the train, going to the party,
she saw a woman weeping. Her dead
husband was in the baggage car.
Mrs. Wilcox said: "I thought I could
never smile again, after crying with
that poor woman. But I went to the
party and danced all night. I wrote
the poem when I woke up in the
morning, ashamed to think how easily
I had forgotten."
Poor Marceline, now in his last
sleep, learned also that the world
forgets easily.
Platinum has been found in Alaska,
where one man makes $200 a day by
primitive mining. That will start
travel to Alaska and what used to be
called "Seward's Folly because Sew
ard paid $8,000,000 for it. Eight
thousand million dollars would not
buy it now, and a hundred thousand
million dollars wouldn't pay what it
is really worth.
John Seybold, seventy-one, a farm
er, wants back $7,500 paid a medium.
Seybold talked to a spirit named
"Sarah," liked Sarah's voice, paid for
Sarah's wedding dress, at her request
donated $500 for wayward girls. Then,
after he had spent $7,500 to please
Sarah, on her promise to come to
earth and marr yhim, "Sarah," says
the farmer, "never showed up."
Do not laugh. This old farmer
simply paid in advance for happiness
to come later. Believers in some of
many religions on earth, the false
ones, are now doing the same and will
be disappointed as Farmer Seybold
was disappointed. Their disappoint
ment will come hereafter.
William Hohenzollern's sister, Prin
cess Victoria Schaumberg-Lippe, aged
sixty-one, wants to marry a young
Russian only twenty-seven. Lutheran
clergyman refuses to marry them,
saying the differnece in age makes iti
To refuse marriage to those enti
tled to marry seems unethical. The
spirit alone counts and many a wo
man of sixty-three is younger in
spirit than thousands of others at
And what about Sarah, whose hus
band, Abraham, was 100 years old
when her son Isaac was born, and
Sarah not so much younger? Do
Lutherans lack faith in this twen
tieth century? Let them read the
Twenty-first Chapter of Genesis.
A lady who manages a night club
marries her daughter to a British
peer, and the world wonders for a
minute. It need now wonder. Read
the memoirs of the Duke de Saint Si
mon, and learn how eager were men,
with many the greatest names, to
marry any sort of illegitimate daugh
ter of a queer king. The history of
England will also tell you on what
many of the great "titles" are based,
namely, on "easy virtue, royal ca
price." A night club keeper is a
REAL lady compared with some well
known dutchesses in history.
A certified copy of the last will and
testament of Benjamin F. Berry, de
ceased, was filed in the office of Clerk
Anderson this week. Property be
longing to the estate in this county
consists of a parcel of real estate,
and the copy of the will is filed here
to give the executor of the estate
proper authority to administer on
same. Mr. Berry died in Los Angeles
county, California, November 28, 1926.
Thanksgiving Day will be appro
priately celebrated at St. Patrick's
church with a high mass and benedic
tion of the Blessed Sacrament, at
both of which the temporary pastor,
Rev. Thomas J. Brady, will officiate.
These services will be held at 8 a. m.
and during the same the pastor will
deliver a sermon upon "Christian
Patriotism." All are invited to assist.