The Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 19??-1984, November 01, 1928, Image 1

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Many H unt«» Visit This Community
For Game During Past
Wednesday, October 31, marked
the end of the 1928 hunting season
which has been a fairly successful
one according to both local and vis­
iting hunting enthusiasts. The first
of the season was marked by a plen?
tli'ul supply of pheasants although
as the season progressed, continued
shooting server to thin out the birds
¡considerable and to make some wary
enough to add difficulty for the
average hunter. The latter part of
the season found many shoofing quail
In lieu of the larger and more desir­
able pheasants.
Every Sunday and Wednesday of
the past month, official days eet
aside for legal shooting, have found
the fikelds about the Hermiston
country fairly well patrolled by
hunters. Parties from Portland and
other Willamette valley towns have
taken advantage of the opportunity
for indulging In a favorite sport.
Frequent pictures have appeared in
the Sunday Portland papers of hunt­
ers and their game which, according
to the captions, was bagged in the
vicinity of Hermiston. Last Sun­
day’s Oregonian contained such a
phc tograph of a party including two
•women and two men, all of whom
hat succeeded in getting their limit.
Many local people have been hosts
to visiting hunters during the past
f tate game wardens have made fre­
quent visits to this community since
the beginning of the season, and have
kept a sharp lookout for violators of
the law in respect to hunting. Some
eight arrests were made during the
last week, for offenses ranging all
the way from exceeding the limit to
shooting from the public highway.
Residence of George Burns is Burned
To Ground By Fire Last
Friday Night.
Mrs. Walter.B. Sellmer of Fairfax,
Calif., who is the only woman state
game warden in the country. She wat
appointed In 1927 and since then has
arrested 40 violators of the fish and
game laws of California.
The American Legion
WHAT ARE LEGION PRINCIPLES? It suggests improvements In the
A second article sponsored by Her­ methods and procedure of the veter­
ans’ bureau. It seeks out the dis­
miston Post No. 37. to the man
abled, a thing which-the government
who does not know the Amer­
because of Its limited staff cannot do.
ican Legion.
It helps to build up their claims and
pushes them until the most favorable
Principles of the Legion are set action possible under the law has
forth in the preamble of the consti­ been taken. In one year the Nation­
tution: “For God aDd Country, ire as­ al Rehabilitation committee alone got
sociate ourselves together for the fol­ awards for disabled men totaling over
lowing purposes: To uphold and de­ two million dollars.
fend the constitution of the United
The Legion exposed the waste, con­
States of America; to maintain law fusion and Inefficiency existing und­
and order; to foster and perpetuate er the old plan of three separate gov­
a one hundred per cent Americanism; ernmental agencies to handle the
to preserve the memories and inci­ veteran problems. It led the move­
dents of our association In the Great ment which resulted in the creation
War; to inculcate a sense of Individ­ of the United States Veterans Bur­
ual obligation to • the community, eau in 1921. By the passage of the
state and nation; to combat the auto­ Reed-Johnson bill in 1924 it secured
cracy of both the classes and the the decentralization of the bureau.
masses.-wto-make right the mastor of This bill gave authority to make
might; to promote peace and good ratings and awards out of the field
will on earth; to safeguard and in direct contact with the disabled.
transmit to posterity the principles of
Laws effecting compensation, hos­
justice, freedom and democracy; to pitalization and rehabilitation of the
consecrate and sanctify our comrade­ disabled have been constantly liber­
ship by our devotion to mutual help­ alized by Legion efforts. Benefits un­
der the Reed-Johnson bill, during the
The Legion’s first concern Is for first year of its operation, alone to­
the disabled veterans of the World taled over sixteen million dollars to
war. A national rehabilitation com­ 39,433 disabled.
mittee, with general offices in Wash­
The United States Veterans bur­
ington and field men at strategtic eau is a government organization
points over the country, i8 main­ handling matters of hosptillzation,
The committee Is in close compensation, rehabilitation and war
liaison with the United States Vete­ risk Insurance of World war vete­
rans Bureau and is the center of a rans. It was created largely as a re­
nationwide system of assisting vete­ sult qt Legion efforts, but is not part
rans in getting their claims adjust­ of the Legion organization. The Leg­
ed. It is assisted on technical ques­ ion co-operates very closely with It in
tions of care and cure by an advis- matters affecting the disabled.
sor council of leading medical and
In Its Americanism work the Leg­
surgical experts.
ion aims to encourage a better citi­
Departments and posts take an ac­ zenship and to foster throughout the
tive part in rehabilitation woork, par­ nation better opportunities for edu­
ticularly in seeking out and contact­ cation as a preparation for citi­
ing men needing help. Splendid work zenship. Emphasis is placed by the
Is done by Legion Auxiliary, made up National Americanism Commission on
of the mothers, wives, daughters and the duties and responsibilites of citi­
sisters gf Leglonaires, In assisting zenship. Citizens are urged in a non­
families of the disabled. More than partisan way to vote. Guidance is
a half million dollars was spent by given In projects for civic betterment.
the Auxiliary In 1927 for this work Hundreds of these are carried on each
year by Legion posts in their local
The Legion Insists on the best In communities all over the country. A
care for the disabled which Is possi­ national flag code was formulated by
ble to modern medical science. It as­ conferences held in 1923 and 1924 at
sists in obtaining the necessary legis­ the call of the Legion.
lation to provide proper treatment for (Another Article will appear In the
them and to Insure Justice to them.
next week’s Issue.)
Salem, Or.—Complete revision of the
tax laws of the state, as far as they
apply to banks, investment bankers,
finance corporations and similar cor­
porations, probably will be recommend­
ed by the state tax relief commission
as the result of two conferences held
In Salem.
The conference was called by the
tax relief commission to discuss means
for taxing banks, which under a recent
decree of the United States district
courts were relieved of their capital
stock tax.
The banks of the state, through
their organization, made it plain that
they were not opposed to paying a
Just and fair tax, but they were not
inclined to pay a tax In excess of
that imposed on competing capital.
While members of the tax relief
commission refused to divulge any
recommendation they would make to
Governor Patterson and the legisla­
ture, It was evident from the discus­ LOCAL WEATHER OBSERVER ■
sion at the conference that the ex­
cise tax which Is now proposed in the
The cloudy weather of the past
state of California was favored in Ore­
week has intervened In the long per­
iod of dryness which, according to the
local government weather observer,
Charles Taylor, has resulted In some­
Huge«, Lindbergh and Chapman Get thing of a record for this community!
October has been unusually defic­
Roosevelt Medal*.
New York.—Charles Evans Hughes ient in moisture. Records have been
and Dr. Frank M. Chapman, ornithol­ kept since about 1909 and according
ogist, received the Roosevelt medal of­ to these, there have been but three
fered annually for distinguished serv­ October in this length of time with
ice in American public life. A third less precipiatlon than the one Just
Only .12 of an Inch of rain
medal awarded Colonel Charles A. ended.
Lindbergh was received by Colonel had fallen in October up to the begin­
Henry Breckenrid^ as the flier’s rep­ ning of the present week. This rec­
ord was beaten in 1907 when no
James A. Garfield, president of the precipitation whatever was recorded.
Roosevelt Memorial association, made In 1925 but .06 of an inch was meas­
the presentations in the brown stone ured and the record for another year
house in Twentieth street, where The­ has been recorded as .05 of an inch.
odore Roosevelt was born 70 years
School Closed Friday
ago. The ceremony followed a city­
Hermiston school children were
wide celebration of the late president’s given a vacation Friday, October 26,
birthday and of Navy day.
when the state boiler inspector look­
An exploding kerosene lamp result­
ed in the complete destruction of the
George Burns home a mile north of
Hermiston near the Columbia high­
way Friday night.
Mr. Burns was alone in the house
at the time of the explosion. Mrs.
Burns and daughter having gone to
Pendleton for the day. He rushed
from the building and in an effort
to get assistance from neighboring
ranchers, fired a shotgun several
ti nes, but by the time help arrived
t ie fire had made such headway prac-
ti .ally nothing could be saved. The
o .ly furnishings taken from the
d veiling were the covering from two
The total loss of the fire is estimat­
ed at |S ,000, the building being val­
u'd at 13000 and the furniture at
1 5000.
Mr. Burns has been residing In the
Eermiston district but a short time
h iving come here from La Grande,
t»here he traded property for this
piace. The Hermiston property was
p-evlousy owned by Mrs. Robert R. Vlnnedge Reelected Logger’s Head.
Portland, Or.—R. W. Vlnnedge of
Horning and recently occupied by
South Bend, Wash., was reelected
Lafe Hammack.
president of the Pacific Logging con­
at the dossing session of the
A lake of solid salt has been dis­
cover ed in California. Ought to be convention here. The meeting was
a good place to fish for pickled her­ voted one of the most successful In
the history of the organization.
ed over the boiler in the local school
building. School was dismissed at 10
In the morning and Inspection was
not concluded ur^ll that afternoon.
The Inspector reported the boiler to
eb In none too good condition altho
It was not condemned. Further In­
spection found th* fiu»s In the heat-
A meeting of the Parent-Teacher
association will be held at 3 o’clock
November 8 in the high school audi­
torium. E. L. Cherry will discuss
the subject, .’’What Teachers Expect
of Parents,” with Mrs. C. M. Jack-
son speaking on “What Parents Ex­
pect of Teachers.” These talks will
be followed by a general discussion
of the subject.
A program will be presented under
the direction of Miss Thompson and
a group of high school students will
sing. A social hour with Mrs. D. S.
Rowe in charge will conclude the
AU persons of the state Interested
in beekeeping have been invited this
year to attend the annual meeting of
the Oregon Beekeepers' association at
lalem November 22-24. Problems of
the honey producers will feature the
educational part of the program, an-
aounces H. A. Scullen, secretary and
■ee specialist at the state college.
The Salem chamber of commerce and
the Marion county beekeeper* asso­
ciation are arranging entertainment
features. Including special tour* thru
the state institutions.
Large Number
By Students.
Paul V. McNutt of Bloomington, Ind.,
who was elected national commander
of the American Legion at the conven­
tion In San Antonio. He is dean of the
law school of Indiana university.
Prague, Czecho slovakia.—One hun­
dred cannon thundered forth Sunday
from the Prague garrison to announce
the tenth birthday of the Czecho-Slo-
vakian republic which Woodrow Wil­
son helped bring into the family of
nations on October 28, 1928. Simul­
taneously a great marble monument
to the author of the historic 14 points,
facing the main railway station which
also bears Wilson’s name, was decor­
ated by the government with fresh
wreaths and the Czeah national flag
entwined with the stars and stripes.
Throughout this week of celebrating
the United States and AmerlPSh •vlst-
tors will come in for particular honors.
Czecho-SIovakians have nofc forgotten
that It was on American soil that the
independence of their country was
first declared by the now president,
T. G. Masaryk, who was at that time
an exiled professor who found a friend­
ly refuge in the United States.
They also recognize that their hard-
fought battle for liberty never would
have achieved such definite results
without the famous Washington dec­
laration of President Wilson in which
he enunciated the principles of self-
determination for small nations. The
school children In Czecho-Slovakla are
taught to regard that declaration as
their charter of freedom.
George Barr McCutcheon, author of
"Graustark” and almost half a hun­
dred other novels, died In New York.
The two world’s largest dirigibles,
to be constructed for the United States
navy at a cost of 88,000,000, will be
built in Akron, Ohio.
The Caruegio hero fund commission
at its fail meeting awarded 56 medals
In recognition of acts of heroism in
the United States and Canada.
Net earnings of the General Motors
corporation for nine months, ended
September 30, were 8240,534,613, an in­
crease of 24.1 per cent over the cor­
responding period last year.
A picturesque figure in Irish poli­
tics In the old Fenian and Parnell
times disappeared when John O’Con­
nor, ex-nationalist member of the
honsa of commons for South Tipperary
and North Kildare, died at his resi­
dence In a London suburb. He was
76 years, cf age.
Friday evening, October 26, witches
and choice spirits of darkness held
high carnival at Columbia school.
Under the direction of Claude Had-
dox, Mrs. E. L. Cherry anj Eleanor
Briggs, the program presened was as
Words of welcome ............ Mr. Haddox
Song, “Pumpkin Vine” ..................
..................................... Primary Room
Jack Frost P la y le t................... ...........
Frances Keller, Leo Haddox
Recitalon "Seeln’ Things”...............
................................... Otha W hitsett
Specter Drill ....:.. Intermediate Room
Recitation ‘.‘The Kid" ........................
................................. Lawrence Hunt
Hallowe’en exercises ................. j.....
...................................Primary Room
Recitation, "Who’s Afraid"....,.......
........ ............................... Johnny Snell
The Goops............ Intermediate ’ Room
Reading, “The Amateur Gum Chew-
er” ................................ Rachel Buell
Plano sole ......................BlllyxJUndner
Stunts .........
Upper Room
Recitation. "PUler FlghW ’.,....^.,.
....................................... Billie Lindner
Piano solo ........................Jean Barnard
Reading, “Minnie at the ‘Skating
Rink" .............Helen JendrsajdWafcl
Indian Skit—
Indian c h ie f......... .......Chajle^ JIunt
Indian prince.............Bible Lindner
Chieftian’s daughter.......
...................... Helen Jendrzejew^lM
Other characters: Dorcas Throop,
Jean and Lois Barnard, Martha^Lnaa,
Elie Daly, Rachel Buell, Tllford Stil­
lings, Don Billington, Thomas Stew­
art, Woodrow VVhitsett,
Bault, Finley Gibbs.
After the program refreshments
consisting of sandwiches pumpkin
pie, apples and coffee were served by
the students.
Reports are that the
crowd was the largest ever In the
school building, about 225 people be­
ing present.'
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Norton's cash grocery has recently
become a member of the Ite<j and
Wl^ite chain organization, composed
of a group of Independently owned
grocery stores throughout the state.
The local store has been rearrang­
’d to conform to the store plan fol-
Iwed by all members of the organi­
zation. Sign painters were In Her­
miston last week putting up the new
red and white signs on the building,
‘rom the ordinary chain store or-
from the ordinary chain stores or­
ganizations In that the ownership Is
retained by the individual, while they
ire operated unitedly, thereby giving
nnlrons the advantage of combined
buying power.
Mr. Norton has operated his grocery
business in Hermiston for some three
Auxiliary Wins Prize
Word has Just been received by the
local women's auxiliary of the Amer­
ican Legion that this chapter has
won the prize offered to the organ­
ization first turning In dues for 1929.
The local auxiliary sent in dues for
a total r^itnhiershlp of thirty-two.
All organizations throughout the
state were competlne foe t»ie "’-i-e
Freddy’s Good Deed
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