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HEPPNER, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1923
EXPLORATION FOR OIL
OREGON-ACME EXTENSION, INC.,
PKOMISE EARLY ACTION'
Two Standard, And One Rotary Rigs
Expected to Bo on G'round
By June 1st
Claude A. Baker, representative of
the Acme-Oregon Extension, Inc., a
New York City company which has
recently secured oil leases on exten
sive holdings in . the northern part
of Morrow county, was in Heppner
last Thursday and while here was
interviewed by a representative of
the Hnrald in regard to his compa
ny's proposed drilling activities.
The Oregon-Acme company has
been financed by the Empire Turst
company, of New York City, Mr.
Baker said, the president of the Em
pire Trust, Mr. J. Radford English,
also being president of the Oregon
"These eastern financiers," Mr.
Baker said, "have put up $2 50,000
for oil development purposes in this
field, and it may be taken for grant
ed that they are not risking that
amount of money without first hav
ing secured reports from the best oil
and geological experts in the coun
try. The field has been under con
sideration for some time," Mr.
Baker continued, "and only last De
cember I took a man over the field
and Becured a report from him which
was submitted to the New York peo
ple, whose services cost us $500 a
As briefly outlined by Mr. Baker,
the company's plan la about as fol
lows: . . ;
Three 16-inch holes are to be
put down in the district; one some
who.te in the Wells Spring or Juni
per canyon country; one near the
Moruw-Umatilla boundary line not
far f r m the Columbia riw, and cce
ir the Butter cree'k secuon in the
Pi::e Ci'.y district. A ulo of 40,
000 acres of leases is required for
each well, Mr. Baker stated, and two
of these blocks are now practically
complete. Soine additional acreage
is yet required on the Butter creek
Contracts have, already been let
for the three holes, Ms. Baker said,
the agreement calling for 16-inch
holes 3000 feet d,eep if such depth
be required to thoroughly prospect
Mr. Baker says the machinery
is now on tle way and will be on
the ground by June 1.
No stock is being pffered for sale
by this company, Mr. Baker says, the
concern being amply financed by T
English and his associates who have
decided on expending a cool quarter
of a million in finding out whether
the judgment of the experts from
whom thev have secured favorable
reports, is good.
Reference was made by the re
norter to the oil boom now being
launched at Cottage Grove by Rev.
Olsen, who claims to have a machine
Sunday, May 13
Everybody should turnout and see
one of the best games of the year
with which he can detect the pres
ence of oil and in what quantities.
Mr. Baker Baid that while in New
York last winer he saw the machine
and made some investigation of its
merits. He says the contrivance will
detect the presence of oil but is not
reliable in determining the quantity.
A quart of oil hidden in the earth,
he says, produces the same reaction
on the machine as would an oil pool
worth millions of dollars.
Mr. Baker refjers anyone who may
doubt the responsibility of the Em
pire Trust Co, and its president, Mr.
English, to Dunns or Bradstreets
where full information as to their
business standing and financial re
sponsibility may be found.
HEPPNER VICTOR OVER
IGNE SUNDAY: SG0BE6-16
Heppner won a signal victory over
lone last Sunday when the two teams
played ball on the lone diamond, the
score being 16 to 6 in favor of Hepp
ner. The secret of Heppner's success
lay in the hitting of Van's boys.
Every man on the team seemed to
"find" Rocky from the turn loose,
each player on the team being cred
ited with from one to three hits mak
ing a total of 21 hits to Heppner's
credit. Speck Aiken, Van Marter,
Ward and Broughton each Bwatted
the pill on the nose three times;
Brown, King, Paul Aiken and Woods
swatted it pretty twice each, and
Allyn got one good one.
Broughton pitched a good game
and kept the Ion,e men, all of whom
are real ball players, guesing. Eu
banks was the only man to get three
hits while O. Rei(man, W. Reitman
and Blake each got one hit.
A good crowd of fans went down
from Heppner to see the game nnd
altogether 1. was some game. ' .
Arlington will play here next Sun
day and it is expected this will be
one of the best games of the season.
WILL SPENCER AT HOT LAKE
Mrs. S. W. Spencer returned from
Portland early last week where she
and her husband yent some time ago
for a vacation. Mr. Spencer, who
has been in poor health for some
time, had a turn for the worse while
in Portland' and as soon as able he
went on to Hot Lake for treatment,
where Mrs. Spencer later joined him.
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford, who
accompanied the Spencers to Port
land, also returned with Mrs.
Mrs. S. W. Spencer and Mr." and
Mrs. A. L. Ayers left Saturday even
ing for Hot Lake in response to a
message that Mr. Spencer's condition
was not so favorable. No word has
been received from them since Sun
day when his condition was un
changed. Mr3. Ray Rogers, who has been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Darbee, left for her home at Port
land Thursday morning.
I JONES DIES II
HIGHWAY AUTO WRECK
SPEEDING CAR LEAVES ROAD,
W. G. McCarty and I. W. Whitfield
Seriously Injured. Fritz
Knig Escapes Injury
Emmett Jones, well known Hepp
ner man, was instantly killed and
W. G. McCarty, pioneer citizen, and
I. W. Whitfield, a traveling man,
were seriously injured when Mc
Carty's car left the highway and
turned over last Sunday evening as
the Heppner crowd was returning
from the ball game at lone. The
accident occurred near the Charlie
Valentine ranch halfway between
here and Lexington.
The accident occurred while Mr.
McCarty was attempting to pass Bert
Stone's car and according to reports
first given out both cars were said
to be traveling at high ' speed esti
mated at from 40 to 50 miles an
hour. Testimony brought out at the
coroner's inqest last night, however,
failed to establish such claims, no
witness testifying to a greater spi
than 30 miles. Testimony showed
that in trying to pass Stone, Mr. Mc
Catty's car left the macadam, his
outer wheels cut into the solf earth
and in trying to steer the car back
on the macadam both outer wheels
collapsed and the car rolled com
pletely over. Mr. Jones was caught
under the wreck and crushed, his
death being practically JnstantanT
eous. Whitfield was also under the
car when found but was not crushed.
McCarty was thrown clear. Fritz
Krug, who was also a passenger in
the rear seat, was thrown clear of
the wreck and was not injured. Mr.
McCarty had several ribs broken and
received other minor injuries. .yhit7iry of the district. Feeding is still
field suffered a brolcen shoulder,
Both men were reported recovering
rapidly this morning.
Coroner Case, assisted by District
Attorney Notson, held an inquest
ove the body of Mr. Jones, but noth
ing new was developed.
After taking the testimony of sev
eral witnesses the jury returned a
verdict to the effect that Jones came
to his death in an automobile acci
dent Sunday afternoon. No attempt
to fix responsibility was made.
The jury: Jason Biddle, Frank
Shively, John Hughes, John Wight
man, Paul Gammell, W. O. Bayless.
EDWARD F. DAY PASSES
Edward F. Day, former well
known citizen of Heppner and Mor
row county, died at his home in
Portland Thursday, May 3, 1023,
aged about 73 years.
Mr. Day was one of the early set
tlers of this county and was engaged
in the sheep business in the Butter
creek section for many years. He re
tired from business about 20 years
ago and went to Portland to make
He is survived by his widow. Fun
eral services were held at the Port
land Crematorium Saturday after
noon. RODEO FINANCED BY
HEPPNER BUSINESS MEN"
A fund of practically $1100.00 has
been guaranteed by public spirited
business men of Heppner and the
success of the big show is assured.
Following are the guarantors and
amounts reported to date:
Gilliam & Bisbee, $50; E. A. Ben
nett, 10; F. & S. Bank, $50; Minor
& Co., $50; Thompson Bros., $50;
Patterson & Son, $15; T. J. Hum
phreys, $16; L. G. Drake, $2 5; Wm.
Haylor, $20; Morrow Co. Creamery,
$15; H. F. Tash, $15; Phelps Gro
cery Co., $50; Latourell Auto Co.,
$50; Kirk Bus & Transfer, $15; W.
W. Smpad, $10; Vaughn & Good
man, $50; Gurdane 4 Son, $35; Peo
ples Hardware Co., $50; Wells &
Weils, $15; Cohn Auto Co., $50; No
ble & Stone, $50; E. E. Clark $25;
McAtee & Aiken, $40; Star Theatre,
$25; L. E. Van Marter, 20; E. N.
Gonty, 15$; Elkhorn Restaurant,
$25; H. A. Schultz, $20; Dave Wit
son, $20; Sam Hughes Co., $15; O.
B. Swaggart, $50; F. L. Harwood,
$20; First National Bank, $50; Cur
ran & Barr, $25; Heppner Hotel,
SUMMARY OE BUSINESS
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK SENDS
Cost of Living Mounts. Producers'
Only Advance Found in Wool
The monthly review of business
conditions in the Pacific coast states
sent out from the Federal Reserve
Bank at San Francisco, gives the fol
lowing resume of crop conditions in
Sheep and wool are shown to be
more favorably situated than a year
ago, wool prices showing a very sub
stantial increase although sheep and
lambs show a decrease in value in
the Chicago markot from last sea
son. "The condition of fall sown grain
crops on April 1st was slightly bo
low the average of the past 10 years
in six of the seven states of the dis
trict, and far below the averagje jii
the seventh state, California. Ex
cept in the latter, however, th,ese
crops are now in better condition
than they were on December 1, 1922i
having been favored by a compara
tively mild winter and plentiful sup
ply of moisture. In California ths
usual seasonal rains did not fall
during the latter half of February
and the month of March, and not
only wheat and barley, but other
crops Buffered greatly from lack of
moisture. General rains during the
first week of April did much to Im
prove the situation, and the condi
tion of all crop is now considerably
above that reported on April 1st.
"Mild weather in the intermoun
tain states and timely rains in Cali
fornia during the past month have
greatly benefited the livestock indus-
necessary in many sections of fte in
termountain states but spring fains
and brief periods of warm weather
have starred the grass on the ranges
and the condition of livestock lias
already begun to improve. In C:
fornia, much of the damage suffered
by pastures and ranges during the
drought of February and March was
repaired by the rains early in April."
Cattle and wool are the only pro
ducts of this section that show an
increas in price over last season,
while 20 basic commodities things
the farmer and stockman has to buy
show an average increase of from
127.6 a year ago to 161.3 at this
time. Cattle show an increa e of
from $7.85 to $9.10 for the same
period, while sheep show a drop
from $9.75 to $8.20 and lambs drop
from $13.90 to $13.45.
Wheat also shows a falling off
during the 12 month period, being
quoted a year ago at 1.30-1.33 and
this 'year at 1.21 to 1.23.
Sugar jumped from 5.70 to 9.00;
and canned goods also show a sub
stantial advance and lumber has
jumped from 11.50 to 23.50.
NOTICE TO CAR DRIVERS
I have been instructed by the city
council to strictly enforce all traffic
laws within the city limits as neariy
as is possible. All drivers should
post themselves on the law as no
excuses will be accepted nor excep
tions made. This means YOU.
S. T. DEVIX,
MIXES FOR SALE
head of mules, 3 and
WILL OPEN" BATTERY
SERVICE STATION' AT lOXE
Wm, Osborne, who had charge of
the battery service station for Cohn
Auto Co. while it was in operation,
has purchased the equipment and
will remove it to lone where he pro
poses to open a first-class battery
service station and r(epair shop for
all makes of batteries.
Mr. Osborne has been engaged in
battery work for ten years and is
qualified to give his customers good
service. He expects to open his shop
in a couple of weeks.
Thomas J. Matlock, pioneer citizen
and stockman of Morrow county,
died at Portland early Friday morn
ing after an illness of several
months. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Matlock was ailing most of
the winter and about the first of the
year he went to Portland for treat
ment. An attempted operation re
vealed an internal growth but other
treatment conquered that trouble to
a considerable degree and he was ex
pected to return home within a week
or so when a sudden attack of pneu
monia ended his life.
Mr. Matlock was born in Dade
county, Missouri, March 4, 1849. In
1871 a desire to move westward came
over him and he journeyed to Hepp
ner, where he established himself in
the shejep business, which he follow
ed until about 13 years ago, when
he devoted his efforts chiefly to
Years ago, when horse racing was
permitted, Mr. Matlock has a stable
of racers. He was well known along
the Pacific coast in towns and cities
whra ihere wore racetracks. His
horses, trained on a trac'k of his own
near Heppner, were frequent win
ners. Although prominent in his dis
trict, Mr. Matlock was not greatly
interested in political affairs. He
was at one time, however, mayor of
Heppner. When the Heppner flood
and cloudburst occurred 20 years
ago, it took the life of his first wife.
Mr. Matlock was saved from drown
ing after he had been carried down
wfih the water and debris for a dis
tance of about two miles.
About 3 3 years ago he was mar
ried to Mrs. Ida Downing, of Spo
kane, Washington, and they have
since resided on the Hlnton creek
ranch near Heppner. Mrs. Matlock
accompanied her husbrfnd to Tort
land last winter and was his con
stant attendant and nurse during
Besides his widow he Is survived
by the following children:
Mrs. J. W. Kinney of Portland,
Mrs. Otto Me.tschan of Portland, II.
J. Matlock of Monument, B. F. Mat
lock of Los Angeles, Cal.; Miss
Jaunlta Matlock of Portland and
Orrin Matlock, a student at the Uni
versity of Washington. Mr. Matlock
was a Mason and a member of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen.
The remains were brought to
Heppner for interment, funeral ser
vices being held in the Manonic tem
ple Sunday afternoon under auspices
of Heppner Lodge, A. F. & A. M. In
terment was in Masonic cemetery.
It is a comfort to know that you are getting
only first-class product, handled in a modern
and sanitary manner.
Every department of our establishment is
open to your inspection.
G. B. S WAGGART
DELEGATES SELECTED BL CO
Oregon Grain Association Takes
Steps for Operation During
Coining Wheat Season
In preparation for the annual elec
tion of officers and directors of the
Oregon Co-operative Grain Growers,
the members have voted by mail fo
district delegates. These mail votes
were canvassed at a board meeting
held in Portland and the six highest
on each district lint will bo resub
mitted to the members, who will
choose one to three delegates at the
annual district meetings on May 25.
TheSjO meetings will be held at the
following points: District 1, city,
hall, La Grande; district 2, library,
Pendleton; district 3, council cham
bers, city hall, Heppner; district 4,
court house, Condon; district 5,
court house, Moro; district 6, coun
ty agent's office, court house, The
Dallas; district 7, county agent's of
fice, Oregon City; district 8, court
house, Corvallis; district 9, secre
tary's office, state fair grounds,
The candidates selected in the var
ious districts are:
District No. 1 H. B. Davidhlzar.
Joseph; F. W. Eppinger, Baker; D.
V. Isom, Baker; J. E. Reynolds, La
Grande; A. V. Swift, Balcer; Carl
District No. 2 B. E. Anderson,
Pendleton; T. R. Hampton, Pendle
ton; Carl Kupers, Helix; A. R.
District No. 3 Howard Anderson,
Heppner; R. L. Benge, Heppner; S.
J. Devine, Lexington; Jeff Jones,
Heppner; H. V. Smouse, lone; R. W.
' District No. 4 J. W. Dyer, May
vllle; W. J. Edwards, Mayvllle; B.
E. Froman, Condon; A. K. York,
District No. 5 Fred Krusow,
Grass Valley; W. S. Powell, Moro;
W. II. Itagsdalo, Moro; V. H. Smith,
Wasco; J. M. Wilson, Kent; J. J.
Wiley, Grass Valley.
District No. 6 Roy Bolton, The
Dalles; C. A. Harth, The Dalles; Ce
cil Porter, 'Metollus; George Rod
man, Culver; J. C. Southman, Mad
ras; W. J. Stebbins, Madras.
District No. 7 O. R. Daugherty,
Molalla", George II. Brown, New Era.
District No. 8 Claude Buchanan,
Corvallis; Walter W. Russell, Mc
Mlnnville. District No. 9 W. II. Downing,
Shaw; W. A. Jones, Macleay.
The district delegates elected will
meet In Portland on Juno 15 and
choose from tho membership at largo
at least eight directors, who In turn
will elect a president, two vice-presidents
and a secretary-treasurer.
These officers will servo from Juno
15. 1923, to June 20, 1924.
CARD OF THAN KS
Wo wish to express our thanks and
appreciation to our frlendB and
neighbors for sympathy and assis
tance extended during our, recent be
reavement. Also for tho beautiful
flowers provided for the funeral.
MR. AND MRS. GLENN KOPP,
MRE. W. T. BROOKHAUSER.