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    The Herald Keeps Close to the Heart and Mind of the Umatilla Project.
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THE DAISY COW CAM
FIND NO BETTES HOME
THAN ON AN IRRIGATED
FARM ON THIS PROJECT.
VOL. XXI
HERMISTON, UMATTLlA COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 24. 1927
LOCAL SPEAKERS GET
SIX FIRST PLAGES
HERMISTON PLANS
M’KAY CELEBRATION
DECLAMATORY AROUSES
COMMERCIAL CLUB DECIDES ON
KEEN
INTEREST
Pupils
From
Umatilla,
ACTION TUESDAY
Stanfield,
Last Needle Valve Recently Put in
Echo, Minnehaha, Columbia
Place; Gathering Here
and Here Compete.
This Spring.
H erm isto n w ill b c w e ll rep resen ted
by e n tr a n ts for d eclam ato ry honors
in th e co u n ty co n tests to be held in
P en d leto n as a re s u lt of th e d is tric t
c o n tests held h ere last T h u rsd ay and
F rid a y n ig h ts. T he grad es co n tests
w ere held on T h u rsd ay ev en in g and
th e h ig h school contests F rid a y eve­
ning.
lh e high school a u d ito riu m was
crow ded for both con tests. -P u p ils
from Echo, S tan field . U m atilla and
H erm isto n com peted in th e p relim i­
n a rie s here.
F ollow ing a re th e w in n ers cf
f ir s t and second
places
in
th e
g rad es:
T h ird , F o u rth , F ifth
D ram atic: B illy Jack so n , M inne­
h a h a , firs t; N eva R ich ard s, H er­
m iston, second.
P a trio tic : Jessie C orrea, S tan -
fiffst; Lew is D eter, U m atilla,
■t! und.
H um orous: R osella M ato tt, M in­
nehaha. firs t: L eigh D yer, H erm is-
rif-«, second.
S ixth, S eventh, E ig h th
D ram atic:
Jo h n L ucas, Colum-
firs t; M ary W ard , S tan field ,
H erm isto n w ill hold a big cele
b ra tio n some tim e th is sp rin g
to
m ark th e com pletion of McKay dam.
A decision to th is effect w as m ade
T uesday a t th e m e etin g of th e com ­
m ercial club w hen a m otion p re se n t­
ed by Dr. P rim e w as carried by
u n an im o u s vote.
T h e la st needle valve h as been in ­
stalled a t M cKay, an d th e cem ent
used in in s ta llin g it h as b rg u n to
h ard en , E. P. Dodd rep o rted . P ro s­
pects a re th a t th e b ig reserv o ir w ill
be filled th is sp rin g , pro b ab ly q u ite
a w h ile before flood w a te r is ex ­
h au sted .
No d a te w as s e t fo r th e c ele b ra­
tio n , n o r w ere o th e r d e tails d is­
cussed to an y e x te n t, b u t th e p u b lic­
ity co m m ittee w as au th o rized to p ro­
ceed w ith p lap s fo r a
g a th e rin g
th a t w ill m ark th e ev en t as a m ile­
stone in th e developm ent of th e
G re a te r U m atilla P ro ject.
«O lid.
HERMISTON, ONE OF
THE BEST POULTRY
DISTRICTS ANYWHERE
IN THE NORTHWEST
John E. Curtiss, vice commander of
the American Legion, Is also depart-
mental secretary of the Lincoln, Neb.,
chamber of commerce.
CONDITION OF COLONEL
M’NAUGHT IS IMPROVED
Col. J .
F.
M cN aught,
p ro ject
p ioneer and one of th e m ost pro m i­
n e n t m en of th e com m unity, c ritic ­
ally ill fo r e v eral days, h as show n a
m arked im provem ent d u rin g the past
tw o days. M em bers of th e fam ily
an d h is m any frien d s have express­
ed th e b elief th a t th e crisis of his
illn ess h as been passed.
T he colonel w as a s u ffe re r from
a sth m a w hich confined hint to his
hom e fo r m ore th a n a w eek, an d
la s t F rid a y he su ffered a stro k e of
p aralysis. H is condition w as c riti­
cal fo r ev eral days.
Mrs. E. H. G eary, d a u g h te r of
Col. an d Mrs. M cN aught, h a s been
h ere from P o rtla n d since S a tu rd a y
to be a t h e r f a th e r’s bedside. .
FORMER RESIDENT DIES
TUESDAY IN PORTLAND
In fo rm atio n w as received h ere to­
day of th e d e a th in P o rtla n d T ues­
day of Mrs. H en ry B illings, rem em ­
bered h ere as Miss B e rth a Dlshon.
H er p a re n ts w ere pioneerr on the
p roject an d sh e lived h ere u n til
ab o u t e ig h t y e a rs ago.
•
R elativ es su rv iv in g include tw o
b ro th ers, C h arles D ishon of Prosses,
W ash in g to n , an d H arold D lshon of
San F rancisco.
F u n e ra l services
San Francisco, Cal.—Hugh DeAutre-
w ill be held in P o rtla n d F riday.
mont, who is held in th e A lcatraz
Mrs. B illin g s w as p ro m in e n t In
m ilitary prison in San Francisco bay,
although rigidly questioned, refused to TESTS FOR ABORTION IN DAIRY club an d social a c tiv itie s and is r e ­
m em bered by m any re sid e n ts of th e
throw any significant lig h t on the
com m unity.
crim e of w hich he is accused.
D’AUTREMONT WILL '
NOT DISCUSS CASE
HERDS ON PROJECT TO BE MADE
To d ate D eA utrem ont has indicated
he know s nothing, that- he h as been
wrongly accused and he will in sist on
being confronted with w itnesses who
are ab> to support the charges made
In an in<t. m ent retu rn ed by th e Jose­
phine, Oreg
county grand jury.
The youth . justody here w as cap­
tured in Manila while he was a soldier
in the arm y. The hold-up and m urder
w ith w hich he is charged was com
m itted a t the Siskiyou tunnel in O re­
gon in 1923. The evidence ag ain st th e
D eA utrem onts is said to be strong, but
en tirely circum stantial.
P a tiio tic : D onald DeMoss, H er-
i:to n , firs t; D ayton H a rris, M inne­
h a h a , second.
H um orous: B illy
H u rly , S ta n ­
field. firs t; Jim m y N eary. H erm is­
ton, second.
H igh School R esu lts
L 'xtem poraneous: H arv ey DeMoss,
H erm isto n , firs t; D onald T hom pson,
E cho, second.
O rato rical: V ernon H a rra h , H er­
m iston, firs t; F ra n k C orrea, Echo,
second.
D ram atic: L ucile G eorge, Echo,
H E N R Y HO NO RED
f ir s t; E u g en ia B urns, U m atilla, sec­ PA TR IC K
ond.
Pageantry Revives Story of B irth of
H um orous: E v e re tt G ossett, U m a­
American Liberty.
tilla , firs t; V iola H ia tt, Echo, sec­
Richmond,
Va. — Tim e w as tu rn ed
ond.
back 152 y ears h ere on T uesday for a
pag ean try retellin g the sto ry of the
RABBIT SHOOT WILL BE
b irth of A m erican liberty.
T he occasion w as th e an n iv ersary
HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
of P atrick H enry's famous “lib erty or
Pumpkin Center and Columbia To d eath ” speech in St. Jo h n ’s church, in
th e celebration of w hich th e m ost
Ee Gathering Places for
m inute d etails of the convention of
1775 w ere reproduced.
Men With Guns.
C ostum es of th e 18th century w ere
S portsm en w ho like to shoot w ill worn. Ox carts and elab o rate equip­
be afforded an a p p o rtu n lty of g e ttin g ages of colonial V irginia once again
h o tg u n s red hot S unday aftern o o n entered th e old church yard. A risto
a t a big ra b b it shoot th a t is to be crats from plan tatio n s and plain peo­
held on th e east end of th e p ro ject ple of the shops and fields filed into
T he shoot w ill be u n d er th e auspices the church.
of th e F arm B ureau.
Idaho Legion Changes Date«.
T he drive w ill be m ade so u th from
Irfi Grande, Or.—W eiser, Idaho, 1927
Colum bia school, s ta rtin g a t 1 o ’clock
I th e afternoon, accord in g to Jo h n convention city of th e A m erican Le­
nrl-’ ejew skl. Those
w ho
come gion, d ep artm en t of Idaho, has chang­
.n the w est have been In v ited to ed th e date of th e g ath erin g from
a th e r a t P u m p k in C en ter fo r th e July 21-23 to Ju ly 28-30, because of the
um ping off of th e drive, an d those Oregon convention h ere w as scheduled
’’ come from th e east should stop for Ju ly 21-23. T his is the first oppor­
tu n ity Oregon and Idaho legionnaires
e school house.
he te rrito ry th a t is to be cover­ have had to exchange greetin g s and
ed in th e shoot w as overlooked w estern Idaho tow ns have signified
hi e drives w ere b eing conducted th eir intention of atten d in g th e O re­
«-.t w in te r and is said to be breed- gon convention here.
:ig grounds fo r th e pests. T hose in
Fossil Banker Drowns.
cB arge of th e d riv e hope to reduce
F ossil, Or.—L eland L. Steiw er, 49,
the ra b b it pop u latio n m a te ria lly and
to have some sp o rt w hile doing th e son of th e late W. W. Steiw er, was
drow ned in th e John Day riv er n ear
w ork.
Spray, Sunday night, when th e a u to ­
mobile which he w as driving plunged
rrT E R P R B E MEN PURCHASE
from th e narrow grade. Mr. S teiw er's
TWO TRACTS NEAR CITY com panion, H u b ert B arnard, escaped
by sw im m ing to shore.
Jo h n F. L aird an d his son, Floyd
L aird, fa rm ers In
th e
E n te rp rise
New Machine Purchased
d is tric t, closed d eals for th e p u r­
Dr. D avis S. R ow s re cen tly p u r­
chase of tw o tra c ts of lan d ju s t w est
chased a new
d ia th e rm y ele c tric
of tow n th is w eek. T hey sp en t
m ach in e w hich he w ill in s ta ll as a
several days here looking over a v a il­
p a rt o f h is eq u ip m en t in h is office.
able land before d ecid in g on lo c a t­
T he m ach in e w as p u rch ased from a
io n s .
P o rtla n d firm and w ill be in sta lle d
T hey have alre a d y ord ered 1.000
w ith in a couple of weeks.
baby chicks fo r la te r d eliv ery and
p lan to move h ere w ith th e ir fam ilies
Follett’s Brother III
s h o rtly a fte r A p ril 1.
Dan D. F o lle tt w as In W alla W alla
one day th is w eek to see bis b ro th e r,
Mr». C. C. D urfey w as a P endleton R. M. F o lle tt, w ho re c e n tly su b m it­
v isito r T uesday.
ted to an o p eratio n for ap p en d icitis.
I THE FEATHERHEADS
SMITH BILLED ON
NEXT WEEK BY DR. B. T. SIMMS JACK
I
.
MAIN EVENT AT SPOKANE
D r. B. T. Sim m s, p rofessor
of
v e te rin a ry m edicine a t O regon A g­
ric u ltu ra l college, w ill be on
th e
p ro ject th e firs t of n e x t w eek to test
d airy h e rd s fo r co n tag io u s ab o rtio n ,
acco rd in g to a notice received by P at
S u lliv an .
Dr. S im m s w ill b f h e re Monday
m o rn in g an d is expected to rem ain
a b o u t th re e days d o in g th e te stin g
w ork. F a rm e rs
w ho
desire
th e
te s tin g w ork d one w ere req u ested by
Mr. S u lliv an to n o tify him so an
itin e ra ry fo r Dr. Simm3 can be w o rk ­
ed o u t in advance.
T he req u ests w ill n o t be necess­
a ry in th e case t t fa rm e rs whose
h erd s h av e been te ste d
reg u larly
for ab o rtio n .
GLEE CLUB HARD AT WORK
Local Boy to Fight Light Heavy in
10 Round Event on Big
Boxing Card.
Special
Costuming
Prepared
Pres?ntation to be Made
March 31
For
SPEEDING CAUSES
DEATH OF THREE
GEN. A. W . G REELY
1 ¡IRRIGATORS READY
FOR BASEBALL GONG
HIGHWAY WEST OF RIETH SCENE
LOCALS LINED UP TO PLAY IN
OF TRAGEDY
BLUE MT. LEAGUE
Car Driven at
60
Miles
Plunges
Biggs El cted Manager and Herbert
Over Rock Parapet and
Shesely W ill Captain Team;
Down 175 Feet.
T h ree w ere k illed and one in ju re d
as th e re su lt of an accid en t w est of
R leth last S unday m o rn in g a t 1:25
w hen a C adillac to u rin g c a r driven
by W illiam L. H o lt of B ak er a t a
h ig h r a te
speed carom ed over th e
rock p arap et an d crash ed on the rocks
below, a fall of ab o u t 175 feet.
Those killed in cluded Ben G riggs,
21, son of F ra n k G riggs of P o rtla n d ,
fo rm erly p ro p rie to r of p r i g g ’s cig ar
sto re in P en d leto n , B a rb a ra W atk in s.
18, d a u g h te r of Mrs. F ra n k P erry ,
of P e n d le to n ; and W illiam L. H olt,
son of M. S. H olt, of B aker.
T h e young w om an in ju re d w as H elen
W h ited , 22, d a u g h te r of Mrs. C. M.
W hited of P o rtla n d .
D eath is th o u g h t to have come in ­
sta n ta n e o u sly to a ll th ree y o u n g peo­
ple w hose lives w ere sn u ffed o u t as
a re s u lt of th e accid en t. In each case
th e s k u ll w as fra c tu re d , and o th e r
in ju rie s w ere su stain ed .
Y oung G riggs is rep o rted to hav e
been e a tin g in a cafe w ith th e tw o
young women ab o u t m id n ig h t w hen
H olt saw them an d in v ited th em to
tak e a rid e down th e highw ay. Ac­
co rd in g to th e W h ited g irl the car
w as d riv en w est of w here th e acci­
d e n t occurred, tu rn e d aro u n d , a n d it
wa« on th e re tu rn tr ip to P en d leto n
w hen th e car w as going betw een 60
and 70 m iles th a t th e fa ta l crash
happened.
T h e c ar h it th e heavy re ta in in g
fence, p lin tered som e of th e tim b ers
and la te r crashed over th e rock w all.
F u n e ra l services fo r th e victim s
of th e a ffa ir w ere h eld e a rly th is
w eek.
Y oung G riggs w as w ell lik ed in
P en d leto n w h ere he m ade m any
frie n d s w hile w o rk in g in th e s to re
ow ned by h is fa th e r.'
A n u m b er of H erm isto n people
saw th e scene of th e accid en t S u n ­
day.
Ja c k S m ith , local h ig h school s tu ­
d en t, w ho s ta rte d boxing as a p ro ­
fessional a few m o n th s ago,
w ill
ap p ear in a m ain event on a big fig h t
card in S p okane A pril 8. H is oppo­
n e n t w ill be B a tllin g B orydon of
S a n ta B a rb a ra w h0 w ill w eigh in a t
180 pounds. Y oung
S m ith fig h ts
a t 17 8. I t w ill be a n o decision
bout.
S m ith h a s fo u g h t sev eral b outs in
3pokane, an d local frien d s a re look­
ing fo rw a rd w ith in te re s t to the
show ing he m akes in fast com pany. ACREAGE DEVOTED
ON OPERETTA “GYPSY ROVER” ASSESSOR NAMES DODD AND
NO. 29
TO WHFAT
MORE THAN DOUBIED FOR THIS
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Practice Called.
Gen. A. W. Greely, veteran Arctic ex
plorer, who recently celebrated hi«
eighty-third birthday at hla home ir
Washington.
TREASURY SURPLUS
TO BE INCREASEE
W ashington, D. C.— S ecretary Mel
ion believes the tre a su ry surplus wil
pass the $500,000,000 m ark this fisca.
year. The March collection of Incom«
taxes is expected to reach $525,000.000
W hile the se c retary still holds th«
surplus does not necessarily mean tha
the revenue act of 1926 will proouc.
sufficient revenue in the next year ti
w arran t tax reduction, he said i
would Indicate successful operation o
the act.
The surplus, accum ulating this fis
oal year, which will be Increased b.
th e failure of congress to pass thi
second deficiency bill, will be appliet
to th e public debt.
T he offer of the treasu ry to conver
the second L iberty loan 4'4 per cen
bonds into five-year 3 ‘4 per cent treas
ury certificates is expected by Secre
ta ry Mellon to bring in a t least one
half of the outstanding bonds of tha
issue or a sum in excess of $1,500,000.
000.
S H O R T N E W S NUG G ETS
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Tw enty-one p erso n s w ere killed an«
iDju™d b3'.th# tornado
TEMPLETON AS FIELD MEN YFAR, FARM BUREAU DISCOVERS mf re, fhan
which struck Green
F orest, Ark.
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E. P. Dodd an d J a s p e r T em pleton
have been ap p o in ted field d eputy as-
;essors by R. O. H aw ks, county as­
sessor, an d w ill have c h arg e of the
m ak in g of assessm ents in th e w est end
ot th e co u n ty th is year.
Mr. H aw ks w as h ere S a tu rd a y fo r
a sh o rt tim e an d b ro u g h t th e necess­
ary records fo r th e use of th e field
men. Mr. Dodd w ill m ake assessm ents
in H erm ito n and U m a tilla an d in
th e co u n try w est of ra n g e 29. Mr.
T em pleton w ill have th e C olum bia
d is tric t an d th e S ta n field d is tric t a t
fa r south as U m atilla m eadows.
“ We a re o p e ra tin g u n d e r a new
law th is y ear w hich m akes th e .c o u n ­
ty assessors su b je c t to th e s ta te tax
com m ission,” Mr. H aw k s said. “ Our
assessm ents w ill be m ade on th e same
gen eral b asis as h ereto fo re, b u t the
taw re q u ires th e fillin g o u t of spec­
ial blanks. I th in k th e reason for Rav­
in g th e b la n k s filled o u t is to give
th e s ta te tax com m ission d a ta th a t
w ill be useful in th e ev en t we have
a s ta te incom e ta x .”
M em bers of th e h ig h school glee
club have been h a rd a t w ork for
some tim e in p re p a ra tio n fo r th e
p re e n ta tio n o f th e “G ypsy R over,"
an o p e re tta , w h ich w ill be p re s e n t­
ed In th e h ig h chool au d ito riu m n ext
T h u rsd ay n ig h t, M arch 31.
Mise S eyler is d ire c tin g th e p ro ­
d u ctio n . T h e co stu m in g of c h a ra c ­
ters fo r th e o p e re tta h a s been given
special stu d y an d a tte n tio n , e ffo rtr
w ill be m ade t 0 eciipse tltti success
of la st y e a r’s o p e re tta .
M em ber of th e cast in clu d e th e
fo llo w in g :
Rob ..................................... G eorge Davis
Lady C o n stan ce ..M arg aret W ate rm an
S ir G eorge M arten d ale ..................
................................... V ernon H a rra h
Lord C raven ....................... J a c k S m ith
S enfro .............................. R odney Davis
M arto .............................. Jo h n N ewell
C a p ta in Jero m e ........... E lb a H am riek
N ina ................................... D orothy H itt
Meg ............................S h irlie B row nson
REGISTERED HAMPSHIRES
Z o ra ..................................... R u th B fn te l
S ir Toby Lyon .........D onald P arso n s
PURCHASED FOR CLUB BOYS
S ir F ra n c is M cC orkle..Loren Jack so n
A dozen
re g ste re d
H am p sh ire
Maid
....................V irg in ia Rodda
ew es w ith lam bs a t side w ere re c e n t­
A ccom panist, E liz a b e th S traw .
ly p urch ased from Leon Ja u s sa u rd for
m em bers of th e reg istered lam b club
The Stork
of
H erm iston.
Mr. an d Mrs. Jam es Todd a re th e
Seven of th e ew es and lam bs w ill
p a re n ts o f a d a u g h te r b o rn T uesday
a ftern o o n a t St. A n th o n y 's hosp ital. become th e p ro p e rty of th e club
five
T h e baby h as been nam ed M arg aret m em bers, an d th e re m a in in g
w ere purchased by T hom as Camp-
E lean o r.
lie II to add to h is flock of re g iste r­
ed stock.
W illiam S w itzier w as h ere from
E. L. Ja ck so n , in chargie« of club
U m atilla T uesday. -He o p erates th e w ork for th e farm b u reau , E nos M ar­
fe rry acro ss th e C olum bia betw een tin and J. W. M cM ullen, ccom panied
U m a tilla an d P ly m o u th an d recen tly by C ounty A g en t H o lt and R. F.
h as been doing ome w ork on th e W ilb u r, a s s is ta n t co u n ty a g e n t, In-
ferry .
pected th e flock la st Sunday.
By Osborne
T he ag ricu ltu ral d ep artm en t wil)
B etw een 800 an d 1,000 acres of
irrig a te d land betw een B oardm an | place sheep under q u aran tin e in cer­
an d S tan field w ill be devoted to th e j tain sections of C alifornia, effective
g ro w in g of w h eat th is y ear to f u r ­ May 1, because of the presence of scab.
nish g ra in feed fo r flocks of chick en s | H arry F. Sinclair, oil operator, was
a n d tu r k e y s , acco rd in g to fig u re s se- foun'’ gullty of h‘ivlng been ,n con'
cured by S idney B a rn ard , m a n ag e r tem p t of the sen ate when he refused
to an sw er questions of the oil com-
of th e F a rm B u reau C o-operative.
"W e have sold 25 tons of Soft m ittee during the Investigation of the
F e d e ra tio n seed w h e a t to d a te and T eapot Dome naval oil lease.
A to tal of 2.314,905 visitors w ere
have a n o th e r five to n s th a t w ill be
ta k e n from th e w arehouse in
th e reg istered at the 19 national park s and
n e x t few d ay s,” Mr. B a rn a rd said. 32 national m onum ents of the U nited
“L a st y ear fa rm e rs in o u r a rea S tates during 1926, a gain of 260,343
b o u g h t from th e co-operative 12 tons. over the previous year, said a sta te ­
F o u r y ears ago, I d o u b t w h e th e r the m ent issued by Dr. H ubert W ork, sec­
seed w h eat p la n te d am o u n ted t o ! re ta ry of the Interior.
Divorce will be easier in Nevada,
m ore th a n five bushels.
" I t is in te re s tin g to n ote too, th a t | already widely known for Its liberal­
th e re a re several fa rm ers on irrig a te d ity in freeing visitors from m atrim on­
lan d w ho saved seed w h eat from th e ir ial bondage. T he legislature passed
own crops la s t y e a r and so w ill not a law m aking three, not six m onths
have to buy seed. It s trik e s
me sojourn w ithin the s ta te ’s borders as
th a t th e p lan of p ro d u cin g m ore and the requirem ent to residence prelim ­
m ore of th e feed used is an excellent inary to divorce.
one because it p laces the fa rm e r on
O regon Tax Q uestionnaire irks.
a b e tte r econom ic fo o tin g .”
Salem , .O r.—A num ber of Oregon
S eeding on ir rig a te d farm lan d is
u su a lly done a t th e ra te of five m anu factu rers have not taken kindly
pecks, o r 75 pounds, per acre. Mr. to th e questionnaire adopted by the
B a rn a rd said. In som e cases
the sta te tax comm ission In connection
g ra in Is m ach in e th re sh e d , and in with the adm inistration of a new as
o th e r cases th e w h e a t Is fed to p o u l­ scssm en t law enacted a t the recent
session of the legislature. T his law
tr y in th e stra w a s scratch feed.
gives the sta te tax com m ission gener­
al supervision over all property a sse ss­
Pcjison Is Available
F o r those w ho desire to poison m ents and authorizes county assessors
g o p h ers a su p p ly of poison is a v a il­ to dem and the books and records of
ab le a t th e F arm B ureau C o-opera­ all taxpayers for tax levying purposes.
tiv e, acco rd in g to th e p ro ject lead ­
Community Club Busy
ers in c h arg e of ro d e n t co n tro l. The
T h e tre e s In th e c ity p a rk w est of
poison can be p u rch ased a t cost.
th e b an k and h o tel w hich w as im ­
proved la s t sp rin g have been pruned
OTchardists Spray
th is w eek. Tlie w ork w as done
O rch ard ow ners o n th e p ro ject have
been busy d u rin g th e past few days u n d e r th e d irectio n of th e Com nun-
m ak in g a p p lic a tio n of th e d o rm a n t ity club. A little la te r it is p lanned
sp ray . I t Is ap p lied to com bat scale. to p u t th e p a rk bench, s In place
Bye-bye, Gold-digger
W h e th e r H erm iston sh a ll be a
m em ber of th e B lue M ountain Base­
ball league w ill be decided in a m eet­
ing a t P en d leto n to n ig h t w hen re ­
p re se n ta tiv e s from tow ns proposed to
be in cluded in a fo u r club c irc u it
w ill m eet to conclude n eg o tiatio n s
fo r p e rfe c tin g th e o rganization.
A m eetin g of H erm iston fan s w as
held W ednesday n ig h t, and an o r­
g a n iza tio n w as perfected to han d le
th e team d u rin g th e season. The
team w ill p lay u n d e r th e b a n n e r of
the local post of th e A m erican Leg-
io’n a n d w ill bo m anaged by J. M.
B iggs w ho h as held th e m an ag erial
re in s for sev eral years. H erb Shes-
aly, c a tc h e r, w ill serv e as field cap ­
tain a g a in th is year.
Hi E. H itt w as delegated to rep re­
sent H e rm isto n a t th e Pemdleton
session to n ig h t. T he locals 'a r e
strong fo r a fo u r club league to In­
clude th e W a lla W alla B ears, th e
P endleton B uckaroos an d th e R eser­
vation In d ian s. If th e Blue M oun­
tain league can be form ed on such
i basis, H erm isto n is alread y head-
id in to a stre n u o u s baseball season
th a t should prove one of th e best the
ocals havo had in years.
The only possible h itch a n ticip ated
by fan s in p u ttin g over th e o rg an iza­
tion is th e fact th a t La G rande and
B aker w ho w ere h oldouts e a rlie r in
he season now w a n t to g et Into th e
league, e ith e r w ith W alla .W alla and
,’en dleton to m ake up a fo u r club
eague, or w ith H erm isto n and th e
Indians added to m ake a six club
league.
A t W endnesday n ig h t’s m eetin g
he locals w e n t on record as b eing
opposed to e n te rin g a six club leag u e
,0 in clu d e B ak er and La G rande, due
to the, fa c t th a t th e tw o tow ns east
□f th e m o u n ta in s h ire p lay ers an d
would m ake com petition too fast fo r
i tow n of H e rm isto n ’s size. It w as
the concensus of opinion a t th« m eet­
ing th a t th e fo u r club p lan
w ill
m aterialize a t P en d leto n to n ig h t.
T he Ir rig a to rs ex p ect to have a
aat a g g re g a tio n of b all players th is
year. P ra c tic a lly all of last y ta r 's
ostcr of p erfo rm ers w ill be back to
av o rt over th e diam ond, and some
new blood Is in prospect for m a te r­
ial.
Shcsely, w hose aggressive enp-
ta lc in g of th e team Is 1 y ear t'.'1!; a
big fa c to r In th e e celle u t »he,v i ii4
made by th e cham pions. v ill be uaek
thl3 y ta r .
In th e h a rn e ss
again
P helps a n d W oodw ard are local
tw ir ltr s w ho have th e v iru s ag ain .
O th er m en w ho can be counted on
include L is B lakely of U, ■
V oyen, H ia tt
F m itl:,
"Ut
B elcher, Jones, F c t/c r, ’ « « ’
o thers.
P ra c tic e w ill s t a r t F rid ay a f t e r ­
noon a t 5 o’clock, and the firs t team
w ork w ill be a tte m p te d S unday a f ­
ternoon. M an ag rr B iggs announced
th a t p ra c tic e w ork m ust be rushed
M ra p id ly as possible in o rd e r to
g et th e team
g o in g before tl
o pening d a te w hich w ill be A pril JO
Ione is w illin g to come to H er......
ton fo r a p ra c tic e gam e A p ril 3
It is probable th a t th e gam e w ill «
played.
FOSSIL BANKER DROWNS AS
CAR PLUNGES INTO S ’
L eland S teiw er, p resid en t
C arp en te r & S teiw er b an k of !•’
w as drow ned In th e J o h n Day riv er
n e a r S p ray S u n d ay n ig h t w hen a
lig h t c a r in w hich he w as rid in g
w ith H e rb e rt B a rn a rd le ft th e h ig h ­
way an d p lu nged in to th e sw ollen
stream .
Mr. S teiw er w as a cousin of S ena­
tor F red S teiw er. He w as In te r­
ested in th e sheep business an d had
many frien d s in U m a tilla county.
M rs. McNaught Is Better
Mrs. C arl M cN aught is ra p id ly r e ­
co v erin g from th e effects of pn u-
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