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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 1928.
PRESIDENT COOUDGE GOES TO CUBA
TO CEMENT PAN-AMERICAN GOOD WILL
Will Deliver Address on Opening Day of Sixth Inter
national Conference of American States
At Havana, January 16.
Written Specially for Heppner
By ROBERT FULLER
Through Autocaster Service.
Washington, January 2. Again a
President of the United States is to
set foot beyond the shadow of lie
President Coolidge will address the
Sixth International Conference of
American States when it opens in
Havana, Cuba, on January 16. He will
leave for Havana January 13 on what
may prove the most fateful mission
since Woodrow Wlison crossed the
Atlantic to sit in the great peace con
ference at Versailles.
President Coolidge's decision to
lend the dignity of his high office to
the opening of the conference and the
outstanding caliber of the delegation
named to represent the United States
at the conclave indicate the import
attached to the conference by tie ad
ministration. Charles Evans Hughes heads the
delegation, for President Coolidge
and Secretary of State Frank B. Kel
logg go only as guests. President
Gerardo Machardo, of Cuba came to
Washington in February, 1927, to de
liver a personal invitation to Presi
dent Coolidge to attend the confer
ence. Colleagues of Mr. Hughes include
such men as Henry P. Fletcher, Am
bassador to Italy; Dwight W. Mor
row, ambassador to Mexico; former
Senator Oscar W. Underwood; James
Brown Scott Secretary of the Car
negie Endowment for International
Peace; Judge Morgan J. O'Brien; Ray
Lyman Wilbur, President of the Ice
land Stanford University; and Dr.
Leo S. Rowe, Director General of the
President Cooldige will go to the
conference to ask closer co-operation
between this government and the gov
ernments of sister republics of the
new world. The President is anxious
that one of the achievements of his
administration to go down in history
shall be the inauguration of co-operation
and good will between the na
tions of the Western Hemisphere.
President Coolidge, with full ret
inue, is to go by special train to Key
West, where' the Presidential party
will be conveyed to the Texas, flag
ship of the fleet, for the trip to Cuba.
His address to. the conference is to
To Be President's Host
President Gerardo Machado, of
Cuba, who will be President Cool
idge's host when the President of
the United States visits Havana to
attend the opening of the Sixth In
ternational Conference of .Ameri
can States on January 16.
be delivered January 16, and in all
probability President Coolidge will be
homeward bound the following day.
Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Pan
ama marked the first time a Presi
dent of the United States ever ven
tured abroad while in office. Since
then each President has gone beyond
the borders of the United States at
some time in office.
William Howard Taft went as far
as the middle of the International
bridge. Woodrow Wilson made his
famous visit to Europe. Warren G.
Harding spent one day in Vancouver
on his way back from Alaska.
And now President Coolidge is to
visit Cuba. In shattering one prece
dent, Theodore Roosevelt seems to
have set another.
' YOUNG MOTHER DIES.
Death came to Mrs. W. H. Goom,
at her home in this city at about
12 o'clock last night. Mrs. Goom re
cently came to Heppner from Walh;
Walla being in the last stages of
consumption, and while under medi
cal treatment, it was realized that
the dsiease had advanced beyond all
possibility of human aid. Mrs. Goom
was 26 years of age and is survived
by her husband, who is suffering
from the same ailment and is a pa
tient at the Veterans hospital in War
la Walla, and two small children.
Mr. Goom came over from Walla Wal
la and was at the bedside of his
wife when she was called by death.
Funeral arrangements were not com
pleted at the time of going to press.
HEPPNER UNIT MEETS.
Heppner Unit N. 87 American Leg
ion Auxiliary met Tuesday evening,
January 3. Thirteen members were
present, A new bulletin was rad
showing Hospital No. 77 is much in
need of sun room pillow covers at
this time. It was decided by each
member of our unit to make a sun
suft cretonne pillow cover, 13 inches
by 18 inches, and send or bring the
same to our next meeting, January
17. So, members, please get busy
at once that our hospital chairman
may send these after the next meet
ing. Hostesses were Carolyn John
ston and Hanna Jones. At a special
meeting held December 29, Miss El
eanor Cohn of Portland was initiated
into our unit. Hostesses for the next
meeting will be Georgia Moore and
Bertha Kirk. Glee club practice will
be held next Thursday, January 12,
at 3 p. m. secretary.
WOOLGROWERS TO MEET.
The annual meeting of the Oregor
Woolgrowers association will be at
Pendleton on Monday and Tuesday of
next week. This promises to be a
gathering of much interest to the
sheep industry of the state, and nu
merous prominent speakers will ap
pear on the program, among them
being Governor Patterson, ex-Governor
Pierce, Prof. R. L. Potter of 0.
A. C, H. A. Lindgren of O. A. C. Fol
lowing the meeting of the national
association, there will also be a num
ber of men of national repute in the
industry at the Pendleton gathering.
Morrow county sheepmen will attend
in large numbers.
Rabbit Skins Can Be
Sold at a Profit
A commercial market has been de
veloped in Idaho for common rabbit
9kins. Large quantities of wild rab
bit skins were marketed last season
for the first time on a commercial
scale and no doubt many more people
will kill jackrabbits for their skins
this season. It is possible for a
person to make from $5.00 to $10.00
or more per day by poisoning rab
bits and preparing their skins for
Rabbits are easily skinned and the
folowing method is simple and effi
cient. Skin the rabbit as soon as
possible after it is killed because if
the skining is delayed too long the
fur is likely to deteriorate. It is
much easier while the body is warm
and there is less likelihood then of
tearing, cutting or mutilating the
skin while it is being removed. When
the weather is cold rabbits will some
times become frozen before they can
be skinned. At such a time it is well
to thaw the animals out slowly and
then skin them. Rapid -thawing, such
as placing the carcass too close to
the heat, may burn the fur or cause
it to become tainted.
The carcass is hung up by the hind
legs with the legs spread apart on
nails or hooks, inserted near the
hock joints between the tendons and
the bone of the leg or the hind legs
may be fastened in any other way
that is convenient. With a sharp
knife cut off the four legs above the
knee joint and the head just back of
the ears. Insert the -knife near the
hock joint of one of the hind legs
and cut the skin straight down along
the inside of the leg to the root of
the tail, then up along the inside of
the other leg to the hock joint. De
tach the skin at the hock joint, peel
ing it from the hind leg and continue
to draw the skin down carefully over
the body in cased form. Keep as
much of the fat off of the pelt as
possible as fat or flesh on the skin
tends to make the drying difficult and
sometimes injures the skins. Guard
againt cutting or tearing the skins
as a pierced or torn skin, particularly
on the back will lessen its value. Do
not for any reason cut upon the pelt
but always allow it to remain cased
with the flesh side out and the fur
in. After the skin has been removed
it should be carefully stretched and
dried on a stretcher, made by taking
about four feet of any kind of heavy
wire that has a good spring to it.
Bend the wire in the shape of a
ladies hairpin and put a circular hook
about 1 1-2 inches in diameter at the
top to give it the effect of a spring.
Place the skin on the stretcher,
flesh side out so that the wire will
touch it ssides with the four legs
on one flat side of the pelt and the
back on the other with the loop of
the stretcher at the head of the pelt.
Do not force the stretching unnec
essarily as the string in the wire
will stretch the shape of the skin
properly, it is well to see that any
wrinkles that may form in the skin
are smoothed out and be sure that
the bottom of the skin is stretched
flat as it sometimes has a tendency
to flap over. If the skin is bloody
wipe off the blood with cold water.
To dry the skin hang up the stretch
er on which it is placed in a dry
and airy place. A moderately warm
atmosphere is best but this is not
essential. Do not under any circum
stances dry the skin too close to a
Church of Christ
Beginning Sunday, January 8th
H. Jackson Perry
Good Singing and Special Music
Every Night Except Saturday
COME AND ASK QUESTIONS
. EVERYONE INVITED
hot fire and do not keep the skins
close together while they are drying,
and let the skin stay on the stretch
er until it is thoroughly dry. After
the drying operations have been com
pleted, remove the skin from the
stretcher carefully so as to avoid
tearing and always leave the fur in
side. Hang them up in a dry, cool
place until eonveneint to ship, but
never pile up the dryed skins. It
has been suggested by some of the
companies buying the skins that the
dried skins be tied in bundles of 26
and suspended from the ceiling so
that they will not get out of shape.
Anyone interested in marketing
jackrabbit skins may receive infor.
mation as to where they may be
marketed from the County Agent or
most any of the large fur companies
will tell you where they may be sold
to the best advantage. Prices quoted
are such that in large quantities,
skins may be sold for as much as 10
cents per skin.
Many farmers throughout the coun
ty have taken advantage of the heavy
snowfall ana have been poisoning the
rabbits very successfully. As condi-
Harris Transportation Co.
AND WAY POINTS
Portland Office: Foot East Washington St
H. H. CULP, Local'Agt., City Garage
or leave orders at
Phelps Grocery Co.
Home Phone 1102
tion sfof poisoning Tubbits are sel
dom ideal everyone living in districts
where there are lots of rabbits should
watch closely for conditions that are
such that the rabbits will take the
poison and in this way the rabbit
population may be decreased. Now
that there is a market for the pelts
and plenty of snow on the ground so
that the rabbits cannot get enough of
the grasses and weeds ordinarily eat
en by them, everyone should coop
erate with their neighbor in killing
these pests. The County Agent has
lots of rabbit poison on hand and
there is a quantity in the hands of
some person in all of the commun
ities where there are rabbits.
SIGN THEATRICAL CONTRACT.
Tom Gurdane, chief of police, and
Buck Lieuallen, state traffic officer,
captors of W. Edward Hickman, have
signed a contract with Alexander
Pantages which will cover approxi
mately 25 weeks and take them over
the greater part of the circuit, ac
cording to word received here yester
day. They will open their theatrical
engagement In Los Angels today. The
amount involved in the contract was
not announced. Monday's E. O.
Oris Padberg is in town today from
his Heppner flat farm. About six
inches of snow covered the ground
out that way before it settled down
but the rain and chinook wll soon
get rid of it, should these conditions
prevail. The ground was frozen about
seven inches, Oris thinks. '
Ask Your Grocer for the
I Oregon Bakery's
I NEW SUPERIOR LOAF I
f "Butternut" or "Round-Up"
Our home-made pastries are de-
livered in Heppner fresh daily
Rich .wholesome mllk-i Drink all you
want. It's good for you.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
WIGHTMAN BROS., Prop.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
We have in stock all the building materials named here:
IRON ROOFING, ASBESTOS ROOFING AND SHINGLES; BEST
GRADE CEDAR SHINGLES; WALL BOARD, PLASTER BOARD,
BUILDING PAPER; LIME, PLASTER, CEMENT; BUILDERS'
HARDWARE; SCREENS AND CEL-O-GLASS; BUILT-IN FIX
TURES; DOORS AND WINDOWS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION;
or anything you need in our line, at the right price.
Heppner Planing Mill & Lumber Yard
A. R. REID, Proprietor
Phones Mill 9F25, Yard Main 1123
F. W. Turner & Co.
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKERS
ALFALFA AND GRAIN FARMS
Good Listings in Both Morrow and
CITY PROPERTY for RENT or SALE
ATT We are thanking our many friends for
( I I the good business our books show for
X1927. Service is always ' our leading
thought. With the beginning of 1928 we are
busier than ever, and believe that our books
at the close of the ear will show a still larger
gain in confidnce of our customers which we
have rsolved to do.
If you believe in Montgomery-Ward, or
Skaggs, or any other out-of-town business,
make out your bill with their prices before
sending away, for we're after their scalps. '
We meet any price on the same quality of
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THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JAN. 5 AND 6:
MONTE BLUE, PATSY RUTH MILLER and LOUISE FAZENDA In
"HOGAN'S ALLEY" .
You can depend on this combination to give you a thrilling, pleasing
entertainment. "Hogan's Alley 'w'ill not disappoint you.
Also OUR GANG in WAR FEATHERS, two reel comedy.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7:
GEORGE JESSEL and VERA GORDON in
"PRIVATE IZZY MURPHY"
A comedy-drama of Izzy's Irish woes u he climbed from Ghetto to
Glory in a fighting Irish regiment. A story to make your sides shake
and your heart ache. The story of a Jewish boy who became a fight
ing Irishman, ,
Also FEUX DINES AND PINES, and KINOGRAMS NEWS REEL.
Here is a 60c show at regular prices. We intended to show it Thurs
day and Friday, but because of the storm the exchange was unable
to get it to us so we had to reverse the previously advertised order
of this picture and "Hcgan's Alley." Be sure to see it one day only.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY, JAN. 8 AND 9 :
Dolores Costello in . "The College Widow"
With Wm. Collier, Jr. Roisterng Football Romance. Forty fighters
fall for Flirt. Each man thought Jane his jane. She foloed 'em and
they liked it. Brllinnt screen revival of George Ade's stage sensation.
Also GENTLEMEN PREFER SCOTCH, two reel comedy.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10-11:
RONALD COLMAN, IRENE RICH and MAY McAVOY in
"LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN"
from the play by Oscar Wilde, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. A vivid
and splendid picturization of Wilde's world famous play that has
thrilled countless thousands for three decades. Produced by the
screen's greatest directorial genius', Ernst Lubitsch, whose work in
this photoplay 'causae it to attain the ultimate in subtlety, smart
ness, splendor and pure drama. A classic if ever there was one.
Also come'dy, FIRST PRIZE, and KINOGRAMS NEWS REEL.
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Rln-Tin-Tin in WHILE LONDON SLEEPS .. ...... Jan. 12 and IS
Red Grange in THE RACING ROMEO January 14
THE BIG PARADE, Four Dayi January 15, 16 17, 18