V - V Volume 7. Heppner, Oregon, Tuesday, December 2i, 1920. Number 34. ? ' ''. V.' I'..'. 1 4 I 5 A 3 S HISTRIONIC TALENT STT'DENT-BODY PLAY ATTRACTS BIG CROWD Mary Clark in Title Role, Roland Humphreys as Butler, Make Hit Jerome K. Jerome's popular play, "Fanny and the Servant Problem," was presented by members of the Heppner high school to a large audi ence at the Star theatre last Friday evening and it is not too much to say that every one in the cast from lead ing lady to, chorus girls covered themselve with glory and won credit for their school and particularly for ''f their coach, Miss Palmateer, and 4 their musical director, Miss Dafoe, who directed the production. Miss Mary Clark, in the title role, made a decided hit showing much real ability in depicting tne ideas and emotions of a real actress, and Ro land Humphries, as Martin Bennett, the butler, also showed merit. El mer Peterson, as Fanny's husband, took his part well, and Kathryn Pat tison didn't need to act much to take the part of the typical old maid housekeeper. Margaret Woodson and Honoria Bennett took the part of maids splendidly and Ray McDuf fee was the ideal footman. Reliance Moore and Evelyn Humphreys, as Fanny's aunts by marriage,, had an awful time adjusting themselves to the thought of having an actress in the family, while Ellis Irwin, as- us ual, made the typical family doctor, and Elwood Orr very nicely repre sented Fanny's business manager. Other members of the company were: Ethyl Mikesell, Coramae Crawford, Florence Cason, Bernice Sigsbee, Iris Winnard, Elizabeth Huston, Velma Case and Esther Neel. - Chorus girls were: Velma Case, Leola Bennett, Bernice Sigsbee, Es ther Neel, Reita Neel, Coramae Craw ford, Florence Cason, Violet Merritt, Dorothy Pattison. Violet Hynd, Bes sie Yoakum. . Special choru:-es and other num bers introduced between acts were all of leal merit among them being the choruses, "For Me and My Gal," "Thop Your Thuttering Jimmie," "Alice Blue Gown," from the musical comedy, "Irene," and "Reduced to $1.99." Ted Young also favored with a few reels of pure "Nonsense." CECIL ! Mrs. A. Henriksen of "Willow Creek" ranch left on Friday for a three-months' visit amongst her rela tives in Illinois and North Eakoi. ' Cashier Weavers from Iouo Bank -onored Cecil with a short visit on ' jVhday. '( -Air. and Mrs. Goo. Miller of "FHgh view" were visiting at "Fairview," the home of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lo gan on Sunday. Mrs. Hazel Logan of Four Mile was visiting her Cecil friends on Saturday. Zecnith Logan left on the local on Sunday for Yakima where he will visit for a short time. When he re turn:! Cecil expects he won't b'i alone. Charley Sperry of lone was a busi ness man in Cecil on Monday. Three fine bands of sheep belong ing to Smythe of Arlington, passed through Cecil during the past few days. Ed Martin arrived at "Butterly Flats" on Sunday fronr. Hynd Bros. 7 ' h at Freezout with another fine .i-'Ch of sheep belonging to Hynd ',o's., which will winter at Cecil. Geo. D. Anderson, camptender for Hynd Bros., came to "Butterly Flats" from L'kiah on Monday with some cattle to obe fed eJ the Cecil ranch. T. W. Wilde of "Broadacres" wa9 a business visitor in Cecil on Wednes day. Claire Calkins who has been work ing around Yakima, paid Cecil a short visit on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Winters of "Shady Dell" were lone visitors on Tuesday. Jack Hynd left on the local on Thursday for Pendleton where he will attend the Woolgrowers' meet ing. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Honriksen of Rhea, spent a short time amongst their Cecil friends on Thursday. HELP MAKE X-HAS REAL 10 HUNGRY CHILDREN HOOVER APPEALS TO OREGON FOR $250,000 Millions of Children Starving 111 lurupe olive vno Baby's Life "Ten dollars will buy the life of a child until next harvest." Let America entertain at Christ mas dinner as many children of Eu rope as the can afford as their little invisible guests. These appeals from Herbert Hoov er, Chairman of the European Relief Council, premise Oregon's initial ap peal for $2 50,000 to be raised be tween December 19 and 2 5, as part of a nation-wide effort to save the lives of 3,500,000 of Europe's baby war victims. Enlisted in the emergency organi zation recruited under the impetus of the powerful appeal within a week of Robert E. Smith, State Director, and his assistants, are Liberty Loan, Red Cross, Knights of Columbus, Jewish Relief Association,. Y. M. C. A. Y. W. C. A., and many other workers. Financial assistance will be so licited in Morrow county during the week of December 19 to 2 5 to help feed the lives of starving children in Europe. Herbert Hoover, world-honored practical philanthropist, .caye that 3,500,000 children are actually dying of starvation in war-torn Eu rope, and that $10 will save the life of one child until the coming harvest. A Btate wide organization has tak en hold of the work in Oregon, and an active campaign will be put on between the dates named. Vawter Crawford has been appointed director for the drive in Morrow county. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis and family of Ewing, were doing business in Ar lington on Thursday. Grover Curtiss was also an Arling ton visitor and Mrs. Jack Hynd and son, Herb, and nephew, T. W. Lowe, were also in Arlington on Thursday. Homer Nash who has been work ing for A. Henriksen at "Willow Creek" left on the local on Friday for The Dalles, where he will visit with his parents during the Christ mas holidays. ' Miss Hazel Winter of "Shady Dell" who has been visiting in North Yaki ma for several weeks, returned to Cecil on Tuesday. Miss Olive Logan, who has been visiting with her brother, Leon, at Four Mile for the last month, left on the local on Thursday for her home in Portland. Mr. E. Warfield of Morgan was a caller in Cecil on Friday. Masters Herbert and Jackie and T. W. Lowe motored to Heppner Friday and took in the school entertain be fore leaving town. The "Mayor" of Cecil was seen puffing and blowing for all he was worth on the Cecil railroad crossing on Thursday morning. He stood and viewed a moving object in the dis tance and was then seen to toss up his liat and heard to murmur "Blame me for the first time in my life I have missed my train and needn't have done that if my blamed "Deputy" had not been to Beek and find before I could leave my town." "Dr. Yak" at last has been able to crank up his "348" at Cecil and has taken to travelling once more. Last seen of him he was going like the wind bound for the Egg City. Dr. Van Water.' o; Portland, will give a Christmas service in Cecil hall on Monday, December 27 at 8 o'clock in the overling. All are invited to come end jjoin In the suvice. Snow fell in Cecil on Saturday to the depth of two or more inches, but at time of writing, was slowly dis appearing. ERMA DUVALL ENTERTAINS Little Miss Erma Duvall enter tained a number of friends at the Duvall home north of Lexington, De cember, in honor of her !ith birthday. The afternoon was spent playinc games after which delirious refresh ments were served. Those present were: Cecil Gibson, Billy Mishey, Lloyd Ward, Etila Gibson, Earl Jones, Louis Mishey, Dale Ward, Virgil Gib son, Richard Jones, Clarare Mishey. Ethel Jones. Vivian While, Haze: Ritchey. Harriet White, Olin Ritchie, George White, Winford Duvall. "BEST PEOPLE ILL DEDICATE HKPPXKK LODGE OK ELKS AV1LL DEDICATE TEMPLE Joy Will Be Vncoiifmeil in Heppner December 31 mid January 1 B. P. O. E. stands for Benovolent Order of Elks. Sometimes written by admirers of the order, Best Peo ple on Earth, will hold a high jinks in Heppner about the time Old Man 19 20 is gathered to his fathers and the infant prodigy, 1921 makes his first appearance on earth for, be it known, on December 31, 1920 and January 1, 1921, the new temple re cently completed by Heppner lodge, No. 358, will be dedicated to the uses for which it has been erected. The occasion will not be marked by any consideration degree of gloom for the Brother Bills are noted for their sunny dispositions, their broad and heartening smiles and their abil ity to stay up all night when occasion requires and to laugh and dance and eat during all their waking hours. As a sort of appetizer for the fes tivities to follow Pat Foley, proprie tor of the new St. Patrick hotel, ab- ly aiaea ana abetted by resident man ager James Hart and his able corps of assistants, will make formal open ing of the new hostelry with an elab orate dinner at 5:30 Friday evening, just after the visiting members of the antlered herd arrive in town. This dinner,, so it is said, will mark a new era in Heppner's hotel history and will be earnest of the future service the management expects to render the Heppner public. Following the dinner Carry House man, of Portland, with his company of specialty artists, will put on a big, 8-act vaudeville show at the Star, the like of which has never before been presented in the Inland Empire. Following the show a grand ball will be given in the big ball room in the Elks' temple and it is understood the clock will stop at the mystic hour or eleven but the dance will not stop. The vaudeville show, with an en tire change of program, will be re peated Saturday evening and another dance, for members of the order and their ladies only, will follow. Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock the corner stone ceremonies will be held when the tablet will be placed in position and at 2:30 in the after noon the dedication will be held in the lodge room. At 5:30 in the afternoon the Elks' banquet will be given at the new hotel when Heppner lodge will en tertain visiting brothers and their ladies. Two hundred covers will be laid for this occasion. Delegations will be present from Portland, The Dalles, Pendleton, La Grande, Baker and Walla Walla and the occasion will be a gala time in Heppner. Chas. B. Cox, exalted ruler of Heppner lodge of Elks, is in Portland this week under treatment of a spe cialist in stomach troubles. Mem bers of the lodge are making daily invocation that Charlie will be fully restored to health hefore the 31st and that he will return with an ap petite in good working order for the banquet. BIRTHDAY PARTY AT BENGE HOME A pleasant birthday party was giv en at the Benge home last Saturday, the occasion being the 10th birthday of Mr. and Mrs. Benge's son, Tirril. Games and refreshments were the or der. Those present, all of whom are members of Terrel's Sunday school class were: Vivian Cason, Ethel Craddick, Patricia Mahoney, Margar et Notson, Kenneth Oviot, James Hager, Homer Hager, Lawrence Case. White House Ready The coal yards of Washington are being taken nt the White II -" 1. ...... I. '.,..! .! ut..,...t l tt ivi.t... "' "' 11. , j-,.,,.., ii, ii.t: . jiii tlblllty of a coalles.i winter. 1) EV TEMPLE CALL FOR MEETING "BITTER. CREEK HIGHWAY ASSO CIATION" Pine City, December 26, 1920 Since the appointment of ?.he joint committee from Umatilla and Mor row counties, there has been much Important work done in securing a part of the survey and getting work started on this road, but matters of vital importance in regard to immedi ate future are now pending, and a meeting is hereby called, of all in terested in the building of the road from Lena to Columbia, to meet at Pine City, December 26, 1920 at 3 p. m. Since three held in Umatilla county, one at Uma tilla, and two at Thompson, school house, this one is called to meet at the Junction of Big and Little Butter Creek, which is the most central point of all concerned in the build ing of this road, and your president and secretary urges a full attendance and free discussion of the reports of commiuees, and plans for future work, and the election of officers at this annual meeting. , J. P. CONDOR, President. F. A. CHEZIK, Secretary. A TIP ON THE WHEAT SITUATION The following information and suggestions, relative to the wheat and flour situation are being sent out by the Tri-State Terminal Co., of romana: . Buy a Barrel of Flour. There is danger that the United States will be confronted by a severe shortage of flour before the next crop is harvested. Aided by speculative low prices which were brought about in thetr interest and helped along by our own government, the foreign buyers have already secured enough of our own wheat 'o "irmr a shortage in the carry over. If the present movement continues for another thirty days, we, before iieai aai vesi, win nave lo euner go back to war rations or else buy back from them the wheat that we must eat. Flour will undoubtedly advance in price very soon and steadily. It Is good business for you to buy your requirements now. In addition you will be helping the wheat growers as a flour buying movement which is now being start ed all over the country will put. the mills in the market and will provide competition for the foreign buyers. According to the best information obtainable the following statement shows the visible wmeat supplies, De cember 1: Bushels Carry over 1 59,000,000 Govt. Crop Estimate 751,000,000 Imported from. Canada.. 20,000,000 930,000,000 Domestic consumption last season 480,000,000 Lost in screenings 5,000,000 Exports 176,000,000 Sold for export, but not yet Bhipped 60,000,000 Required for seed 75,000,000 Annual disappearance of wheat, based on last season 45,000,000 Used for feed based on last year 32,000,000 873,000,000 Normal or average car ry over 80.000,000 953,000,000 Immense stocks have been sold for export since December 1, 1920. Springlike weather cannot always last during December even In Hepp ner ns the present snow storm proves. for Coal Shortage ii,iy ami win r coming on, no ehimees U,.t,...l l...'u ..... , 1 . . ...I n-iT. ,i .in wiioii niive inreu'iy 1r I.i..., - ... ... .live iilreudj list till! pOS- - i.ii.tc i'iii it, ij u 1 1 EARTH I LEWIS WILL T WILL MAKE PRELIMINARY RE PORT TO DI HECTORS JAN. 4 Situation, in Congress for Irrigation Legislation is More Favorable. John H. Lewis, engineer for the John Day Irrigation district, has ad dressed a letter to the district direc tors in which he announces tits in tention of being present at the next regular meeting of the board to be held January 4, 1921, when he will make a preliminary report of the present status of the engineering work on the project on which he has been at work with three surveying parties since mid-summer. Mr. Lew is will have maps, drawings and pic tures showing many interesting rea tures of the work in which he is en gaged and will alr-o prepare a brief summary of the work already ac complished and the general status of the project which will be presented by the directors to the Oregon Irriga tion congress to meet in Portland on January 7 and 8. Mr. Lewis also states in his letter that the situation, in congress Is be coming more favorable for construc tive irrigation legislation and lie be lieves that by the date of the irriga tion congress the situation in Wash ington will have progressed to a point where plans for financing and constructing the project may reason ably be taken up. It is the wish of the directors of the district that the business men and citizens generally of Heppner and Morrow county be present at the January meeting to learn first-hand from Mr. Lewis just what the situa tion is. - The annual election of directors will be held on January 11, 1921, when two directors are to be elected: one for a three-year term, to succeed C. C. Clark, of Arlington, present chairman, and one for a one-year term to succeed Ed Reitman, who was appointed to fill an unexpired term. Secretary Brown wishes it to be known that all nominations for di rectors must be filed in his office by January 1, 1921. If no regular nominations are made the election cannot be held and the present incumbents will hold over. SURPRISE PARTY AT MONAIIAX IIOMI About 50 young people of Heppner and vicinity planned and put over a pleasant surprise party at the Fianl: floiahan home last Thursday ev nirg, the surprise- 01 Ing James Sheridan, for years foreman on the Monalian ranch, and John McCartan, also cinp'oyed there. The occasion for tli" party was the eve of the de parture of these two estimable young niei, for New York City where they will spend a portion of the winter visiiin I'rii mis and relatives. While the Herald has no direct proof lor the statement, It. may be said tiiiit the closest, friends of the I young nu n w ill be In no way sur prised If they should each bring back a bliiHliing bride from the eastern metropolis. The evening was spent most pleas antly, the entertainment being large ly of a musical nature,. "the entertain ers being Mii.scs Grace Mollahan and Mary McVena, who sung several aongH of the Irish Republic, and i Messrs Barney Devlin and John Prior both of whom are talented violinists. Mr. Sheridan and Mr. McCartan left Friday morning for the East. LEXINGTON FARM III REM' HOLDS MEETING The members of the Lexington Farm Bureau met In the loinl hull Monday afternoon and held an enihu. slasiic discussion of the proposed ; plan to provide a co-operative mar keting Hheme for the wheat crop of 1921. I liese men are all tired of the 'present method of marketing wheat and feel that something must he done to provide belter methods for the lu ture. Joe iievine was elected as a delegate to the wheat marketing meeting wiih J. II, Carinae'lieul alter- . nale. In providing Ihe re-organization of the Kurm liureau for the next 'year, V. E. Way was elected presi dent; J. It. Ciirinacliejil I'ommjtiee mun in charge of wheat varlems; .George While, eo-opct a 1 1 ve market ing committeeman; Joe Iievine, toad I supervisor for the district with LEGION BOYS HOLD LS OLD AND YOUNG BOYS JOIN IV i: KMNG'S FI N Minister Present Boars Witness To Value of Physical Training In Character Building; If there is a man or lmv in u. ner between the ages or 10 and 100 who wasn't present at the American Legion smoker last Saturday night that individual missed anvwhern trom $10 to Sinn worth ai , . . - - .. . .... wl f-uuiue joy and real sport depending on how many dollars he hud in his pocket ami now mucn rea blood in his veins Judging bv the there could not have been many stay- ni-uuiiiea ior uie Dig lodge hall in the Odd Fellow's buildine- hq i,,,..,. with as enthusiastic a bunch nf (as as ever came down the pike. It was a truly cosmopoitan crowd composed of all ages from lower grade school kids to grandfathers, and all classes and conditions of men ranging from sheepherders and other workns men right down the line to Krcnants, bankers, doctors,. lawyrrS, editors, and a minister. The program of boxing and wrest ling bouts was, like the audience varied as to age, weight and training but every fellow was a real Spartan in that he did his darndost and re fused to lay down except when he was knocked down and then came up smiling every time ready for another go. And the funny thing about it was that every match was just ns good as any other match which is the natural result of everything being on the square and no faking. The 10-year-old kids with their sock heels out received the same applause as did the two old-time heavyweights Jack O'Neil and Put Foley, who In spite of a bit too much avoirdupois, put on a splendid wrestling exhibi tion and looked like a couple of mil lion dollars rollini? nnmnH in ,.,t title is too Short to rieaerlho lhn many matches in detail because, for three solid hours there was some thing doing every minute with Harry uMinuiiKS ana nis violin ttt fill in the. short time required to tie on the gloves or unroll the mat. Following the entertainment cor fee and sandwiches were served to everybody,, and Rev. George U. Van Waters, I). D., pastor of the Episco pal church, who was an interested spectator of the evening's entertain ment, made a short address com mending the value of athiotics In tho buildim; of sound hndlea elmin tni,,ja and admirable characters. Too much praise cannot bo given the members of the American Legion for their eJ.orts in promoting clean, healthful sport in Heppner. IRGES BULBING BI TTER CREEK HIGHWAY To tho Editor: We are mailing a copy of this communication to each paper In Um atilla and Morrow counties, asking you to give it as wide a publicity a you will, as wo feel V'iat everyone In each of these two counties Is Interest ed not only as taxpayers, but the traveling public, In passing from ono county to the other,, must pass over some portion of this road. We believe that nn Inspection of this road will reveal that one of lhe most used roads In. Morrow and Um atilla counties has been neglected through a lack of interest and atten tion of those most, concerned In tho distribution of funds, and all that is necessary to get this road completed In the near future Is to concent rati) thought and attention upon 11. The meeting Ih called for Sunday afternoon thai the businessmen from, the di.J-erenl towns and cities, who have expressed the preference tor this time that the stores and offices will be closed, limy attend. lone, Lexington, Heppner, Hardiniin, Lena, and intermediate points almost uni versally pass over some of this ronto In getting Into and from I'matilla county, and practically the whole or I'matilla county must pass over sumo in getting into Morrow county. Tim deplorable condition of part of thin road has thus been marked by local as well as through travel and doubt less there will he a large attendanro if the meeting Is well announced. Important matters will be decided, early In the New Year, In regard to this road and all Interested should attend this meeting, that the fullest and freest discussions may be hail of these very vlial questions. Thanking you In advance for what ever discussion and space you may give to this announcement In your paper, I am Yours for "GOOD ROADS", J. P. CONDOR, Chairman. Geon'e Peck deputy for the south side of the district; Frank Moore, al falfa and Irrigation committeeman; J. K. Gentry, labor committeeman; W. K. Harnett, orchard committee man. There was considerable dis cussion regarding the locution and financing of the market toad leading out of Lexington. Altogether lliln was one of the most important meet ings ever held by the fanners around Lexington. L. A. HI 'NT, County Agent.