The Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 19??-1984, May 02, 1929, Image 1

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    ■ The Hermiston Herald
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Principal Events of the Week
Assembled for Information
of Our Readers.
A five-year market road program has
been designated by the Marion county
court calling for construction of 160
miles of roads.
The postoffice department has le­
aned a call for proposals on a contract
to operate a “star" mail route between
Astoria and Tillamook.
Washington county has the lowest
mileage of stats highways of any coun­
ty la the state, 42.2 miles, and Marlon
county ranks second lowest with 43.4
A Neon aeronautical beacon 125 feet
high and visible for 60 miles from the
air is being erected on the Pacific high­
way just outside the city limits of
Grants Pass.
Upon the authority of the city coun­
cil the Roseburg tire department has
purchased an apparatus for use in case
of drowning, stillbirth, electric shock,
gassing, etc.
The Lewisville district in Polk coun
ty has voted to discontinue holding
school after the close of the present
term. * The pupils prill be transported
to other districts.
Contracts for between 70 and 76
acres of tomatoes have been completed
by the Ashland cannery that expects
to put into tins about 1100 tons of
tomatoes this /ear.
Wage rates at The Dalles will be
higher this year than last, and work
will he paid for on a piece work basis
when the Libby McNeil ft Libby can-
aery opens on June 15.
John H. Carkin of Medford filed his
resignation as representative in the
state legislature from Jackson county
with Governor Patterson. He was
speaker of the honse In 1927.
The government has leaped toad on
Creswell butte in Lane county and Is
planning to erect a steel tower 100
feet high upon which will be Installed
a revolving light of 1000-watt power.
If the city of Klamath Falls can
make the right kind of a proposition,
a municipal bus line transportation
system will be inaugurated within the
near future, it was announced at that
Spotted fever, the dread spring dis­
ease of the sagebrush country, claimed
Its first victim of the year recently
when Karl Morton Johnson passed
nway near Westfall after an illness of
five days.
Poundage tees taken in from tbs Co­
lumbia river by the state fish commis­
sion in the 1928 season were 22 per
cent lower than in the 1927 season, ac­
cording to figures released by the
The Hood River chamber of com­
merce has received a bronze medal
found among the personal effects of
the late S. B. Egbert. The medal was
issued in 1898 as first prize for Hood
River apples.
Service over the Modoc Northern
railroad, a Southern Pacific 96-mile
project between Klamath Falls and
Alturas, will start by August 1, accord­
ing to J. H. Dyer, vice president in
charge of operations.
Preparations for the strawberry har­
vest are already under way at the
barreling plant of Baker, Kelly ft Mc­
Laughlin in Lebanon. A number of
women arc now employed daily getting
everything in readiness.
The sheep and wool industry of Ore­
gon represents an Investment of 260.-
000,000 with an annual payroll of 216,-
000,000, according to Mac Hoke of
Pendleton, president of the Oregon
Wool Growers' association.
Residents of Salem who have lived
there 70 years or more were guests at
the sixth annual Champoeg day dinner
at the chamber of commerce recently.
Judge Peter D*Arcy, pioneer of 1854,
presided at the luncheon.
With a per capita wealth of more
than 2646, Lake county lays claim to
being the richest county ta the state,
if not la the Union. The population
of 6200 people has more than 23.000,-
000 in the four Lake county banks.
Plans for a revision of the Hood
River city charter have been initiated
by the charter committee of the cham­
ber o f commerce. The old charter,
need mere than 20 years. Is declared
SBtlqnated and Inapplicable to many
problems new confronting the «tty gov
— NUMBER 38—
Portland, Oregon, April 28— Still
faster passenger service between the
Pacific Northwest and Chicago— 81
hours, 16 minutes— was announced
today jointly by the Union Pacific
System lines and the Chicago &
Northwestern railway.
The following is the text of the
announcement as
telegraphed by
President Carl R. Gray to A. 8. Ed­
monds, assistant traffic manager of
the Union Pacific.
“Important changes in passenger
train schedules to and from Portland
In which the traveling public and
Northwest communities are greatly
Interested are announced by the Un­
ion Pacific System lines and Chicago
and North Western railway effective
Sunday, June 9. The Portland Lim­
ited train No. 18 will leave Port­
land 6:10 P. M., arriving Chicago
9:25 A. M., through schedule 81
houre 15 minutes. This w ill afford
an arriving time in Chicago fhat will
permit of connection Tilth all east­
ern lines’ fast trains. It wll also
afford an excellent service from Ta­
coma and Seattle via Portland to
Chicago by une of train 561, leaving
Seattle at 11:10 A. M. with through
standard sleeping cars from Seattle
to Chicago.
Westbound the Portland Limited
No. 17 is scheduled to depart Chi­
cago 8:20 A. M., arriving Portland
9:05 A. M. through schedule 62
hours and 45 minutes.
Train 17 will carry through Chi­
cago-Seattle standard sleeper con­
necting at Portland with train 562.
The operation of the Portland Lim­
ited on these shortened schedules
w ill be without extra fart.
Farm Bureau and Legion Cooperate
in Creating Fund of Twenty-
five Dollar».
A total of twenty-five dollars has
been provided by the Umatilla Farm
Bureau cooperative and the local post
of the American Legion to be used
for the payment of bounties for mag-
pJts killed during the next 60 days.
The Farm Bureau has donated fif­
teen and the Legion ten dollars for
this purpose.
According to plans, two cents per
head will be paid for the magpies,
and the birds will be turned over to
the rodent leader of the farm bureau,
John Jendrzjewski.
This offer is open to anyone inter­
ested in the work and the sum of two
cents per head will be paid just as
long as the money holds out. It is
thought that this may prove an ef­
fective way of exterminating the
Work Done in Miss McDevitt's Class
On E xhibition; Same Display
Sent to Spokane.
An interesting and attractive dis­
play of art work by pupils of Miss
Margaret McDevitt’s classes is now
In one of tbs show windows at the
Herald office.
This same display was sent to the
recent Inland Empire Teachers meet­
ing held In Spokane where It was
placed on exhibition, and according
to all reports, It attracted much fav­
orable attention for Ito excellency.
The designs, for the most part, show
a tendency toward the modernistic.
Miss McDevitt Is the sixth grade
teacher In the local scshool.
flowers guard the graves by day and
the stars guard them at night. Some
people say that the popples grew
from the blood of the soldiers who
bad died there.
■ The American Legion Auxiliary
has adopted this red poppy as the
memorial flower.
There are white crosses among
the red poppies of Flander’s Field
and In other battle fields of the great
war. Some hate the names of sol­
diers who have fallen there, but
others are unknown. In our coun­
try many more white crosses are in
Legion cemeteries. We honor the
heroes on Memorial day. But there
are widows, orphans and lonely
mothers left without husbands, fath­
ers and sons to help them make a
living. And In the hospitals are
sick aifd crippled soldiers who will
never be able to work again.
W hile these soldiers are In the hos­
pitals they make paper poppies,
which are sold during the week be­
fore and on Memorial day.
popples are sold for ten cents. One
cent is paid to the soldier who made
The Story of the Poppy
the poppy, and the other nine cents
(By Anna Henriksen)
go to buy food and clothing for his
In 1914 the World War began.
family. If he has no one needing
The German soldiers came over to
his help, the nine cents go to the
Belgium and France with guns that
thundered. They tore up towns and families of dead soldiers, or to some
of the other poor soldiers who have
villages. They killed many people
large families, or who are so badly
with terrible gasses.
crippled that they cannot make
In 1917 the United States went to
enough poppies.
help Belgium and France. We sent
Each soldier gets the money for
thousands of brave men to France.
his popples the same year he makes
They fought one of their battles on
i them. They are glad to get the
Flander's Field. Here they suffered
very much. Just before the snow money they have earned. Making
the poppies keeps them from being
came It was very rainy. The sol­
so restless as long as they can keep
diers bad to crawl through the mud
on their hands and knees. They had their hands busy.
Let us all buy poppies to help
had to wear muddy uniforms all the
these brave soldleis who fought to
time. Some of them became sick
from the cold and dampness. Others protect us and our homes.
Two Hermiston grade school stu­
dents and one from Umatilla wjere
adjudged the winners In an essay
contest on The Story of the Poppy
recently cnducted by the Hermiston
unit of the American Legion Aux­
iliary. These students are Anna
Henrikzen third grade, Beverly Blel­
man sixth grade, both of Hermiston,
and Hallaline Ryder seventh grade of
The content, state wide in its
scope, is being sponsored by the Aux­
iliary and is for the express purpose
of arousing Interest in the annual
sale of popples which Is' conducted
throughout the United States on and
before Memorial day of each year.
The winning contestants in this dis­
trict w ill receive medals and their
essays will be sent to Baker for com­
petition In the state contest.
best essay entered there will win for
its author a cash prize of five dol­
Following are the winning- essays
of this district:
Printers of Country Demand Relief
From Government.
(Rainier Review)
While our senator is doing all he
possibly can to aid the farmers of
the country, and aj last appears to
have designed a practical farm re­
lief bill— one having the support of
the administration— it will not be
out of the way to suggest that it is
hoped that the printers of the coun­
try will have a McNary come to their
For the past 30 years the printers
of the country have been trying to
get the government to cease compet­
ing with them in the printing of
envelopes, but thus far a deaf ear
has been turned. The government
has a prtntlng agent or representa­
tive at every postoffice in the United
States who 1 b taking (if not actually
soliciting) printing year in aud year
out. This policy of the government
is costing every local printer an
amount annually which would more
than meet the total taxes paid.
We submit that the government
might as well make cawk shoes as
printed matter and have the local
postmasters throughout the United
States take orders for them.
would save the luumberjacks quite a
bit In the course of a year, and is
not the lumberjack entitled to as
much consideration at the hands of
the government as the banker, the
merchant, the big power companies
and other giant corporations who
are the principal users of govern­
ment printed envelopes.
Yes, the printers of the country
• re certainly entitled tA relief— re­
lief not from their own Incompet­
ency, but relief from the most pow­
erful agency in the world— the gov­
ernment of which they are part.
We are looking for a McNary.
Jane Warner, Ruth Bensel Represent
Locals ; Victory Gives Hermis­
ton Try for State Title.
With a 2 to 1 decision over re­
presentatives of The Dalles high
Ichool debate team, Jane (Warner
and Ruth Bensel, representing Her­
miston, won the eastern Oregon de-
dale title at The Dalles last Friday
evening, giving Hermiston the right
to compete for the championship of
the state.
The question was Resolved that a
graduated income tax Is a desirable
feature of a Btate system of taxation.
The winning duo, upholding the
negative of the question, presented a
logical and emphatically convincing
discussion In ( true championship
jtyle. Miss Bensel Is a member of
the senior class this year and Misa
Warne is a junior.
Judges for the contest wore three
faculty members of a Portland high
The contest for the state cham­
pionship has been scheduled for
some time In this month, the ten­
tative date announced being May 18.
This debate will be held in Eugene
where Hermiston’s team composed of
Ruth Bensel and Walther Ott will
The local speakers w ill'
uphold the affirmative side of the
income tax question.
(Those making tho trip to The
Dalles for the debate last Friday
were the two members of the team,
Ruth Bensel and Jane Warner, Miss
Rose Donovan, debate coach, Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Cherry, Mr. and Mrs. W.
7. Warner and Mr and Mrs. Bensel.
Following the debate the members
of the Hermiston squad and their
GAME WITH ADAMS SUNDAY RE­ coach were honor guests at a danc­
ing party given by The Dalles high
school students.
At Arlington Is the tomb of the
Unknown soldier and every mother
wonders if it is her boy’that lies in
the tomb. Every year the American
Legion Auxiliary places a wreath of
flowers on the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. This soldier takes the
place of the many hundreds whose
names will never be known.
Great guns spat fire from every­
where and poisonous gases choked
our soldiers to death. Many soldiers
came back broken In mind and in
body. Some legless, armless, and
their senses gone.
They cannot
work without their legs, arms or
their senses.
It would be helping
them If you would buy these popples
were wounded or gassed and lay suf­
while you are strong, healthy and
The Story of the Poppy
fering in the trenches until they
able to work, and get your food and
could be taken to hospitals.
clothing, while they are sick In a
On Memorial day or a few days be­
soldiers were killed on this field in
hospital. They gave their lives to
the dreadful battles.
help us, let us give a few pennies
After the war ended red popples popples.
to help them.
Do you know why we adopted the
jjrew up where the fighting (had
been. Where the most soldiers died red poppy? In France where the
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Erijles Win for First Time From CAPITAL CITY MAKES PLANS
the poppies grew the thickest. These battle was thickest, and the most
Indians; Locals and Indians to
Present Medals.
i charge of the Junior Prom to be mlston. The new purchasers all plan
A committee from the local unit o f ! given Friday evening, May 3, in the to settle on the land before the first
Play Here Sunday.
Attractive of November of this year.
the American Legion Auxiliary com­ Hermiston auuditorlum.
The capital city will present a gala
posed of Mrs. J. M. Biggs, Mrs. W. decorations will be one of the many
IiOSt P. C. -ippearance at the time of the Amer­
L. Hamm and Fannie Todd, present­
800 ican Legion convention to be held In
Hermiston .... ..... 4
To Portland.
ed medals Wednesday to the two for the evening. Approximately two
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500 ’alem August 8, 9 and 10 of this
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Blelman mot­
Hermiston grade school pupils whose hundred Invitations have been Issued
500 year. A contract has been let by
ored to Portland the first of the
essays were adjudged the -winners In for the affair.
4 200 the convention commission for the
week where they met Mrs. Bielman’s Eagles ............... ......... 1
the recent essay contest sponsored
With a 2 to 1 win over Adams last decorating of approximately twenty-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hagoes of
by the auxiliary. Those who receiv­ Real Estate Transfers.
Bucoda, Washington. The Hagoes Sunday, Hermiston Is still topping five city blocks. There will be four
J. W. Messner reports the follow­
ed the medals were Beverly Blelman
returned with them to Hermiston the county league having won foui lines of over head street decorations
and Anna Henrikson.
The other ing land sales during the month of
where they expect to visit for awhile and lost only one game so far dur­ to each block, each line to consist of
prize winner, Halla line Ryder of April, 1929: To S. F. Moore of Pen­
Sunday’s game, seven pieces. All lamp standards In
Dave Mittlesdorf accompanied ing the season,
Umatilla, was presented with a med­ dleton, 80 acres; H. S. Mose, Mesa,
played at Adams, was close and ex­ the downtown district will be deco­
the Blelman's to Portland.
al on Thursday.
citing. the first run for the local- rated to conform to the general
Walla, 80 acres; and E. Wade, Mesa,
being scored by Mlkesell and the jcheme alternating the American
Junior From Friday.
second by Berry who made the first Legion emblem with the American
Mrs. Bills Is now employed at the
Extensive preparations have been all situated in the Westland Irriga­
home run for the Hermiston team shield in a unique arrangement es­
made by the committee of juniors in tion district a few miles west of Her- Kingsley's store.
pecially designed for this occasion.
tbls season.
On the same day the PentHeton
The store front of every merchant
Eagles came forward with their first will be dressed up as well as the
win of the season by defeating the various banks and office buildings.
Extra effort will be put forth on the
Indians 5 to 6.
Sunday. May 5, the locals will state capitol building, both exterior
meet the Indians on the Hermiston and interior, as all business sessions
of the Legion and Auxiliary will be
grounds at 2:30 o'clock.
held within Its halls
Registration headquarters, all fra­
ternal buildings, dance pavllllons
MOVED TO NEW LOCATION and any other locations that will
•furnish the site for any Legion at­
Renovation and Painting Makes At- traction will be appropriately adorn­
ed In keeping with the inspiration
tractive Building; Opened
'or this annual conclave of ex-ser­
For Business Monday.
vice men.
M is s M a y A r r iv e s
Ilurly’s Cash grocery opened up
for business in its new location on
Main street Monday morning. April
The Interior of the building has
undergone a thorough renovation.
! several high windows having been
' added on the east side and new roof-
j Ing having been put on the struct-
j ure. The exterior Is now being
i painted and will soon be completed.
¡The complete renovation of the
! building and Its occupancy adds
greatly to the general appearance of
I the business section of Msln street.
Ilurly’s store formerly occupied a
I building across the Yracks.
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Samples of sewing done by glrla In
Miss Eva Randall’s domestic art class
In the local high school are on dis­
play la one of the windows of tbs
Oregon Hardware ft Implement store.
The display includes attractive
and colorful cotton dresses and
smocks, slips and lingerie of both
cotton and »Ilk materials.
blood shed, after the great world
war, beautiful poppies sprang up by
the thousands. The French women
will tell you that the red poppies
are symbol of the blood of these boys
who fell and died in Flander’s
In October, 1921 the American
Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy
as its memorial flower.
The soldier that makes these pop­
ples gets one oent out of every poppy
to spend as he likes. The other nine
cents go to his family and himself
to buy clothing and food.
I think that the public should buy
these because the soldier that made
them helped to make America a free
country. The red poppy should be
worn for three reasons: First, as a
tribute to the soldier who died; sec­
ond, it helps the sick and disabled
to earn money for themselves; third,
the money from the sale of these
popples provide warmth, food and
clothing to the families of these
There are fine buildings of the
American Legion and every one is
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I A representative of the L. C. Smith
typing company was at the high
«■bool Tit «day show ing th e L.
-•mith ty p e w rite r.
The Girls d e e club la practicing
i song to slug at the baccalaureate
Underwood bronze pins have been
won by Edward Klares and Walther
Ott, Edward writing the April test
at the rate of 48 words a minute net
for 15 minutes with 3 errors, and
Walther at the rate of 4 4 words net
with 4 errors.
Bessie Dyer, writing on a Reming­
ton at the rate of 44 words a minute
net with 3 errors, won a Remington
stiver pin.
Remington primary certlfleatan
have been won by the following dur­
ing the month: Margaret Bills. 33
words net; Walter Pearson. 28 words
net: Ethel Kennings. 26 words net;
end Marlon Casady, 39 words net.