IF YOU WANT THE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS, READ TH K HERALD. WE PRINT IT FIRST. TF TT TTSa ?--!3EDv R V, D A if n i -wo . T j-. VOLUME IX HEPPNER. JREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1922 NUMBER 1 i mm El S OVER E IN 2 100 GAME SUNDAY IDEAL DAY FOR SPORT WITH RECORD ATTENDANCE Two Southpaw Pitchers Put Vp Good Entertainment For; Fans Sunday was "Southpaw Day" on Heppner Athletic Field, and the en tertainment put up by the two left handed boys, Moeller for Heppner and Rocky for lone, was well worth the price of admission. Not that the two pitchers played the game alone. Not by a long shot. Both principals in the buttle received fine support from their teamB and there were few errors. The day was an ideal one for the sport and for the first time this season, warm enough for the players to get the chill out of their bones and down to brass tacks. Heppner won in a score of 2 to 0 but that does not mean that there were any flies (common or garden variety) on the lone boys. Years ago lone earned first place among all eastern Oregon small towns for having the real article in a home-grown ball team and so far as the writer "knows, they are still entitled to It. They raise ball players down there along with their 40-bushel wheat crops or maybe they hatch "em with their chickens, but, take it from us, they are no puny incubator chicks .at that. The Reitmans, the Sperrys, the Cochrane and the Blakes are all ball players from away back and when one of them dies of old age or any little thing like that, they always have a youngster coming on, as witness young Linn who fielded for them Sun day. Linn looks like an eighth grad er, runs bases like an. antelope, fields like a ball player and bats' like the devil. Linn, made the only near tally for lone Sunday, Like Moro, Condon, Pendleton and many othen eastern Oregon towns, Heppner, not having specialized ' in breeding ball stars, as lone, is forced to go into the highfays and biways in search of material and like the other above-tnamed towns, sometimes we get players and Sometimes we don't. The hillside grand stand was black with enthusiastic fans when P. A. Anderson, umpire, called the game and introduced the batteries and from the turnloose every player was on his toes ready to make his part of the game coumt. Heppner succeed ed in bagging one tally in the first inning but the work lone started off with showed that it was going to be no one-sided affair. In the second, third and fourth 'cantos, everybody was too busy to bother with a little matter like making scores but in the fifth Heppner again scored, both tal lies having been brought in by S. Hopkins', Heppner's 1st batemau. That ended the score-making but the playing real ball playing contin ued to the end. lone ws in fline for a killing at one point with three men on bases when Rocky batted the hottest fly of the game square over second and well over Van Marter's head but the man ager got it by a long reach and saved the day. S. Hopkins, on first, played real ball, all the time and Gleason catcher, showed a fine arm and a level head, and, to make ' it short, everybody on both teams played the game to a finish. . The lineup and score: Heppner lone Moeller p Rocky Gleason c Cochran Edwards 1st O. Reltitaa Van Marter 2nd W. Cochran S. Hopkins tri W. Reitman F. Hopktns as Sperry Anderson If Blake Elliott cf t Cason Bousha rf Linn Runs' Heppner 2, lone 0. First on balls off Moeller2, off Rocky 5. Errors Heppner 1; lone, 4. Hits, lone 6; Heppner, 1. Two base hits, Rocky 1; Sperry, 1. Struck out by Moeller, 11; by Rocky 4. Hit by pitcher Mqeller, 1; Rocky 1. Rhea Luper and family, of Salem, were here during the week, being here to attend the funeral of his railed here to attend the funeral of his mother. They returned to Salem Sunday. STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE AND SERIOUSLY INJURED ' Will Eder was struok by an auto mobile driven by Lloyd Matteson last Saturday night at the intersection of May and Main streets and seriously injured. Three ribs and the collar bone were broken. Eder was on his way to his room at the Bucknum rooming house on west May street when Matteson drove up street and turned at the intersection. Conflict ing stories as to how the. accident happended are in circulation. Mat teson says that Eder seemed to be come confused and stepped in front of the car and when he tried to stop, his brakes failed to work. Others iSay that Matteson did not have good control of the machine. When the car struck him, Eder caught hold of the fender to save himself from being run over and was dragged to the curb where he lost his hold and was crushed between the wheel and the curb. Dr. McMurdo attended the injured nvan and reported this morn ing that while his condition is serious he is doing as well as can bo expec ted. The ifroken ribs were driven into the lung but the patient's recov ery is expected. A. E. BINNS, FORMER HEPPNER CITIZEN PASSES Word was received here Monday evening that A. E. Binns, former well known resident of Heppner was dead at his home in Corvallis and that the body will be brought here today for interment. The funeral, will be held Thursday from the Masonic temple. Mr. Binns was a pioneer resident of Heppner and was engaged in busi ness here- for ninny years', retiring a number of years ago when ms nealth failed. Mr. and Mrs. Binns moved to Corvallis about two years 'ago where they purchased a home. He is survived by his widow and oncson,, Kennith Binns who is engaged in newspaper work at Oregon City. I LiMi ncrrrc STRIKE IlilG OIL FIRST WELL OK CIiEYBULL POOL REPORTED IN Room for Thirty-Eight Wells On Lease Held By Lo cal People Sheepmen who have just sold their wool crop for better than 30 cents are not the only ones wearing a pleas1 ant smiles around Heppner the last few days. By no means. About a dozen Heppner, folk who are in no way connected with the wool business were feeltag mighty fine when word was received from Greybull, Wyom ing, announcing that the first well on the lease owned by the Greybull Oil Pool, had just come in with an esti mated capacity of30 barrels of high grade oil and 250,000 cubic feet of gas per day. The leafle includes 160 acres and lies in the center of the famous Grey bull oil district, surrounded on all sides by produciingiwells. The tract remained undeveloped because of be ing in litigation and it was only a few months ago that the legal tangle was settled and J. F. Harrison, a well known oil promoter and operator se cured an option on the property. Needing capital to develop the prop erty Mr. Harrison came to Heppner several weeks' ago and interested Sam E. Van. Vactor in the project, who, after investigating the matter, wad convinced that it was a good pro position and recommended the invest ment to a few of his friends. A pool was formed with the required capi tal repreented by 250 units at 125 each and enough money raised to finance the lease and for sinking the first well. In that territory known oil-bearing property is developed with wells sunk 400 feet apart each way so that the property controlled by the Heppner people will require 38 wells for its complete development. The oil-bearing strata Is shallow, the deepest wells In the duftrict not exceeding 1200 feet( some wells be ing Bunk only 500 or 600 feet. The Greybull oil Is rated second In quality in the world, the raw product being almost as clear as kerosene, and Is now worth on the market $2.25 per barrel. A big oil refinery costing 1250,000, Is now in operation only a quarter of a mile from the 0. 0, F. CELEBRATE t03HD ANNIVERSARY WILLOW LODGE HOST TO MAN V GUESTS WEDNESDAY Lodge Session, Banquet, Splendid Program Feature Afternoon and Evening Last'Wednesday, April 26th, was a Cecil Leiuallen, trafflc inspector red letter day with the members of for the State Highway Department, the Independent Order of Odd Fel- witn Headquarters at Pendleton, was lows, that date being the 103rd an- ltt town over Sunday looking after niversary of the organization of that his offlcial dutlei ani visiting with most popular fraternal order in the fliend9 and relatives. United States. Talking with a Herald reporter In common with hundreds of sis- Mr- Lieuallen said that special at ter lodges all over the country, Wil- tention is now being given to that low Lodge, No. 66, of this1 city, cele- class ot law violators who disregard brated the occasion in a fitting man- the rules ot the road regarding lights ner, having as their guest of honor on their machines and particularly as for the day Hon. M. L. Watts, of resards the class of "hard boiled" Athena, grand master of the grand drivers who fail to dim their head lodge of Oregon. lights when meeting other cars. "To Members of the various branches of tni" class of drivers, who needlessly the order from the different lodges Jeopardize theii own lives and the of the county were present and the lives of other travelers, no mercy will exercises of the day were opened at be sh0Tn'" Bai(1 Mr- Lieuallen, "but 3:00 P. M. when a special lodge meet- tney wiu be nested and given the ing was; held to receive officially, the maximum penalty under the trafflc (rand Master. ' laws." At 6:30 P. M. a sumptuous ban- Another lighting requirement of quet was served in the big dining tne traffic regulations is that all cars room adjoining the lodge room when ar0 required to show at least two more than 150 members of the or- I'ehts in front, of approximately two der, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, -par- ndle power each and,' one red light took of the hospitality of the lodge. Behind. Every violator of these rules, At 8:00 P. M. the lodge room was Mr- Lieuallen said, will be vigorously crowded; to fullest capacity by an Prosecuted but the driver who fails audience of members of the order and to dim his 1!ehts in passing will get their friends to enjoy the following a11 that is coming to hiin. excellent program: . Mr. Lieuallen Is also calling atten- Ritualistic exercises (anniversary) 11011 of farmers and others who own Dy Lodge trucks to the requirements of the Piano solos Mrs. Loa Taylor rules' regarding width of tires and Reading Miss Addie Quesinberry their relation to loads carried. Far Whistling solo, Miss Elizabeth Phelps mers who wil1 later be trucking Address M. L. Watts wheat to market should determine Grand Master of Grand Lodge ... of Oregon - Vocal Solo Mrs. Helen Walker, of Lexington Address, "Oddfellows and Oddfellow- ship" ., S. E. 'Notson Indian Club exercises Mi8S lBa Moore DRAWING OF NEW CHURCH RECEIVED Architects drawing for the pro posed new Christian church to re place the edifice recently destroyed by fire may be seen, in the show win dow of the Humphreys Drug Co. D. E. Harden is the architect and his plans for the building were tenta tively accepted by the building com mittee last Saturday, subject to ap proval of the membership of the church. The building, which will be of hollow tile construction, will 'be 54 x 70 with a ft 1 1 basement Which will be used for Sunday school. The auditorium will be about the same size of the old church with a smaller room about two-thirds as large, the two being separated i by folding doors which may be opened when occasion requires. The esti mated cost of ,the building is placed at $16,000. M)ST Tan valise between post office and Ed Hunt ranch. Kindly leave at Herald office. Reward. It. Heppner lease. Mr. Harrison estimates that the flow of gas, which is converted into high grade gasoline at the refinery, will pay the cost of sinking the next well, leaving the oil output as velvet to the owners. The following Heppner people are Interested In the pool: Sam E. Van Vactor,. M. D. Clark, A. D. McMurdo, Leslie Matlock, S. W. Spencer, A. L. Ayers, C. W. McNamer, W. A. Rich ardson, Myrtle-Van Vector, Ruth Van Vactor and Lula Hager. The Hotel Patrick (Under New Management) Invites The Ladies of Heppner and the surrounding country to make the Hotel their headquarters while shopping. "Service With a Smile" BRiGHT LIGHTS TABOO: i MUBT DIM OR PAY FINE! HIGHWAY INSPECTOR SAYS NO MERCY WILL BE SHOWN .Violation of Road Rules Regarding Lights Causes Many Accidents Says LieuiiUen 3ust what loads they will haul so that ' their tire width may be adjusted to suit the weight. This matter is im- portant, Mr. Lieualkin says, and strict observance of the rule.s will Eve trouble and expense later. MANY FIUK.IWATTENI) I T.- ERAL OF MRS. FRANK1E LI PER Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Frankie Luper, who died sud denly last Tuesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon in the Masonic Temple, the services being conducted according the the ritual of the Order Eastern Star, of which-she was a member of long standing. Rev. Livingstone delivered a short address preliminary to the ritualistic services. Mrs. Luper was' a native Oregonlan having been born In Lane county 62 years ago, the daughter of Elijah I and Catherine Rhea, Oregon pioneers. She was married 'to James F. Luper January 11, 1882, In Lane county where they continued to reside until j 1900 when they removed to Heppner, , where they have since continuously resided. Mrs. Luper was engaged in : the millinery business here for many years and was' recognized as a cap ; able business woman, a staunch ' friend and a kindly neighbor. Sho was a member of the Eastern St-ir and also of the Rebekah and Women j of Woodcraft lodges and wa held In high esteem by a wide circle of j friends. She is survived by her huHband, James F. Luper, one daughter, Mrs. i Albert King, of Portland; one (bm, i Rhea Luper, of Salem; and the fol lowing brothers and Bisters: C. A. j Rhea, of this county; T. A. and J. P. Rhea,1 of Hillsboro; Mrs. Eliza Bracket and Mrs. Lillian Pies, of : Portland; Mrs. Peter McCarter, of Vancouver, B. C; Mrs. Andrew Til 1 lard, of Douglas, Wyoming; Mrs. Ada Wyatt, of Santa Cruz, California; Mrs. Nellie Barnard and Mrs. Estella Veatch, of Fossil. HEPPNER FANS GOOD SPORTS MEN SAYS SAVERS The Herald has reecived the fol lowing letter from R. D. Sayers, pre sident of the Peoples Warehouse, re garding the ball game played here recently between Heppner and the Peoples Warehouse teams: "We acknowledge, with pleasure, the receipt of a marked copy of your publication,! and, we THANK YOU. for the nice writeiup of the Base Ball game we played over there with your city team. "Thel writer was out on the 3rd. base line all the time, right where the Heppner fans were the most rabid and I am glad to stiy that I never played in a game where better sports manship was displayed or cleaner "rooting" than was given there. "Trusting that our conduct was such as to merit your approval, we hope, some day, when we have better roads, to meet you again." -A NEW WEATHER PROPHET Charlie Doherty was in from his Lexington ranch Saturday and an nounced to the Herald man that he has entered the lists as a professional prophet. Charlie said he can tell all about weatheiafter a residence of 40 years in the county and he is will ing to bet thatJhe can come closer the actual weather conditions than Lum Gordon, Bill Stewart and Sam Notson all puti together. Mr. Dohcrty's system is, In fact infallible. He simply waits until spring and then tells whatkind of a winter we had which showa that he is a canny Scot rather than an imaginative Irishman or excitable Yank. Seriously,; how ever, Mr. Doherty says that the sea sons are changing, the springs' beng much later than they were years ago and he thnks maybe the world may have wobbled a bt out of plumb. MYERS PROPOSES SIX Eugene Myer jr., managing direc tor of the war finance board, who re cently visited Oregon and other wes tern states to get flnA-hnnd informa tion regarding the flnrvricial needs of the farmers and stockmen, has sub mitted a report to President Hard ing embodying tho information gath ered on Ms trip. Tho report, con cludes with the following recommen dations for giving needed asHislunce to the( agricultural Interests. Mr. Myer's endorsement of co-operative marketing will mo douK meet hoarty response among the wheat 'and wool men of the west. As remedial measures ho recom mended:, "Enactment of legislation specific ally authorized the organization of Institution to rediscount tho paper of livestock loan companies, and tho establishment of a.Hyrtom for the more adequate supervision and In flection of (he liveatm k which fur nishes security for tho .paper. "Frank recognition of the need for the orderly marketing 0f ngrlc;ill,iral products' In a more gradual way and over a longer period, and the adjust ment of existing banking lavs and regulations with (his end n view. "Establishment of a rediscount fa cility to make It possible, at all times for co-operative market Ing organiza tions to obtain adequate funds for their operations. i "Extension of powers. of the fed eral reserve banks' to Includo tin pur-ch-iso in the open market of eligible papr Recur! by non-perishable agri cultural commodities, properly ware housed. "Encouragement of state non-member banks to enter tho federal reserve system admission, In such cases to bo conditioned upon an undertaking to Increase thej capital to tho present minimum of $25,000 within a defi nite time. "Amendment of tho j national banking act to permit a limited amount of branch banking within a limited radius of the parunt Institu tion." Mr. and Mrs. Alfred King, their sons, Martin and Norton and daughter Francis ,of Portland, wero railed to Heppner liu-.t Tuesday by the death of Mrs. Kings moter, Mrs. Francis i Luper. Mrs. King and Martin will remain here for some tlmo to look after the estate and busluesa loft by I Mrs. Luper. WOOL CROP MARKETED AT 30 TO 33 GENTS ACTIVITY OF BUYERS BEVEL OPED EARLY LAST WEEK Growers WhoUlefused to Contract Earlier in Season Had j Right Hunch ( That the sheepmen.who refused td contract their crop of wool some time ago at 30 cents had a good hunch, has been proven within the past few, days when practically the entire 1923 crop in this county was disposed of; at prices ranging from 30 to 33 cents including all grades, fine, medium, and coarse. Early in February W. W. Smead, representing Holloway, Jones & Mc Donald, contracted several clips hero at 30 cents with a dollar a fleece ad vence, but the bulk of the sheepmen declined the offer having a hunch that the market would develop greater strength at shearing time. After a few days activity at that time buyers withdrew from the field and no further effort was made to buy, until last Tuesday when Phil Cohn, . representing J. Koshland & Co., oC Boston, quietly announced to the growers that he was In the mar ket for wool and within the day ha bought 440,000 pounds at'30 to 30 cents. A day or two later J. W Beynier, local buyer, took ,the field with still better offers and about tho same time W. W. Smead received or ders to get busy and the result wad that within a short time all the wool In the county was sold at from 30 to 33 cents. John Kilkenny with some 20,000 fleeces', or better than 200,000 pounds of various grades sold his entire clip Friday at a flat price of 32 cents, S. W. Spencer, acting or Mr. Beymer being the buyer. Mike Kenny, who sold to'W. W Smead the same day received 32 Yj, j cents and at least one other sheep- I man with a good sized clip is known to have received 33 cents straight. Mr, Beymer bought 25,000 fleeced at Pendleton Friday and was at Baker Saturday buying wool there. EASTERN OREGON GETS A recent statement issued by tho state highway commission showing the activities of that body from 1917, the yeait of tho Inception of the stato highway building in Oregon, up to tho present tlmo Irf ot considerable Interest. During that time there has boon 1703.51 mlleH of highway graded, 1383.51 miles surfaced and 034.3 1 miles paved. The total cost, of these improvements is $50,0 08,963.13. , This work and expendituro ot money Is divided between eastern and western Oregon as follows: Eastern Oregon Grading, 1041. 69 miles surfacing, 924.23 miles; paving, 95.90 miles. Western Oregln Cniding, ,601.83 miles; surfacing, 459.38 miles; pav ing, 038.05 mlleH. Total expenditure In eastern Ore gon, $19,720,082.21.1 Total expendituro lin western Ore gon, $30,338,880.92. Of tho total amount expended, tha statu contributed $35, 1 26,260.08; the counties expended $8,133,976.27; railroad companies $208,618.19, and tho federal government $6,539, 978.50. While the i.tatemont showa that western Oregon hai secured moro paving than has the eastern part of tho slate; eastern Oregon has been given a considerable greater iiilleag.i Ik grading and surfacing and of ttio money expended the country east ot tho mountains ha.t reecived approxi mately two-fifths and tho section went (jf tho Cascade.-) approximate! thii i.-fltliK of the total amount. Considering population and ta.'; abb; wealth of the two tied ion.-, it appears t!i; t this part of the stato ha.4 not fared badly at tho handu of tho i-oiunil tsii'ii. United Stales forest projeeU have been Included In the above statement but cos, of surveys, administration and bond interest are not included.