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IF YOU WANT ALL THE NEWS OF MORROW COUNTY WHILE IT IS NEWS, READ THE HEPP NER HERALD. WE PRINT IT FIRST
HEPPNER, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1923
EVENT OF SCHOOL YEAR
One of the outstanding events of
Heppner high school life is the an
nual banquet given by the junior
class in honor of the seniors who are
about to finish their high school ex
periences thus making way for the
juniors to take their place in the
sun during the coming year.
This year's eent was no excep
tion to the rule and the affair, which
was given at Hotel Heppner Friday
evening was a most brilliant one.
The idea of an oasis In the desert
was carried out in all the appoint
ments, a large section of the dining
room being hidden by a tent under
which the tables w,ere set. Menu
and place cards were shaped like
palm trees and other decorations
carried out tle oasis idea.
Forty-six covers wero laid to ac
commodate the members of the two
classes and members of the faculty
who were present.
Bernice Woodson acted as toast
master serving most gracefully in
that capacity, the ollowing toasts be
ing responded to: "Setting Out,"
by Hazel Anderson; "Sand Storms,"
ty Ray McDuffee; "Oosis," Carl
Cason; "The Guides," Retha Owen;
'Destination," Prof. E. H. Hedrick.
Entertainment features consisted
of a violin solo by Stanley Peterson,
a dance by Betty Irwin and a vocal
solo by Dorothy Hill.
PREACHED BY REV. W. O.
A large congregation was present
at Christian church last Sunday eve
ning wjien Rev. W O. Livingstone
delivered the bacca'luareato sermon
to the graduating class of Heppner
Rev. J. R. L. Haslam assisted with
the services by reading the scripture
lesson and pronounced the bene
diction. Mrs .Chester Darbee sang
c. solo and other musical numbers
were given by the choir and congre
gation. STATE TAX OFFICIAL HERE
E. L. Fisher, secretary of the state
tax commission, was in Heppner for
a few days last week on his annual
official visit to this county. Mr
Fisher's duties include assessment
of publio service corporations and
adjustment of tax matters between
the state and various counties.
WANT WHEAT RANCR AROUND
Have one farm 323 a another 140
a., about 3 5 miles Portland, best of
land, improved and in crop, on good
road, near pavement and electric
line. Price $150 per acre. Also
splendid city property to value $20,
flOO. City property clear. Farm pro
perty carries $15,000 mtg., 6.
Want good wheat ranch rented, or
can be rented to value $100,000.
Will assume up to $25,000.
HARGROVE REALTY CO.
122 N. 6th St. Portland, Ore.
GENTRY FIELD, HEPPNER
THE COUNT NOW STANDS ONE AND
ONE. COME SEE A RED HOT GAME.
ADMISSION --- - -FIFTY CENTS
NEW COUNTY AGENT TAKES
Roger W. Morse, for several years
county agent in Wyoming, has been
named county agent in Morrow
county following a conference be
tween representatives of the agricul
tural college and the county court
and is on the job this week, having
driven through from Wyoming, ar
riving in Heppner Saturday. Mr.
Morse was one of the best county
agents in Wyoming, according to F.
F. Ballard of the college extension
service He is a native of the state
of Washington and a graduate of the
Washington State College, class of
1916. Only the fact that the coast
is his home country and the home of
his relatives made if possible to bring
him from his former position. While
In Wyoming Mr. Morse was directly
responsible for the organization and
successful direction of the first Wy
oming State Potato Show held last
Mr. Morse will immediately get In
touch with the extension project?
the county where Mr. Calkins left
thfim and will give particular atten
tion to seed improvement, improve
ment in range methods and the de
velopment of copper carbonate as a
treatment for smut.
PA. & P CO. SAYS GATES
H. V. Gates, president of the
Heppner Light & Water Co., was
here last night to confer with the
city council relative to a renewal of
his company's franchise which ex
pires in June.
To a reporter this morning Mr.
Gates said that he is negotiating
with the Pacific Light & Power C,o.
for current to supply his plant here
If the arrangements are completed
it is understood the outside company
will deliver 66000 volts to the Hepp
ner company at lone from where it
will be distributed to Heppner, Lex
ington and intervening territory.
The change will necessitate rebuild
ing the transmission line between
Heppner and lone as a much higher
voltage will be carried than the pres
ent line will stand. If consumated,
Mr. Gates says, the result will be a
substantial reduction in rates in this
territory. Should these negotiations
fail, Mr. Gates says he will be oblig
ed to move his power plant up Wil
low creek where water power will be
EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICES
Archdeacon M. McLeon Goldie will
hold services at the Episcopal
church Sunday, May 27th.
Communion services 8 am.
Morning prayer and service 11.
Evening song and service 7:30.
Stephen Irwin and Ed Bennett
left Sunday morning for Bend ex
pecting to spend several days fish
ing in the DesChutes river.
NEW MARKETING AGT
VERY IDE IN SCOPE
At the last session of the Oregon
legislature an act was passed creat
ing a state market master, with un
usually wide powers and supervising
the various steps in the distribution
of ifarm products.
The following resume of the new
law will no doubt prove of interest
to many Herald readers:
"Section 2. , The powers and du
ties invested by this act in the state
market agent shall be as follows:
"(1). H(e shall act as adviser to
producers, distributors and consum
ers, when requested, assisting them
to the best of his ability in the eco
nomical and efficient distribution of
grain and grain products thereof,
hay and products thereof, livestock
and all meat products, poultry and
poultry products, and agricultural
implements, produced, manufactur
ed, processed in or transported into
the state of Oregon.
"(2). He shall gather and dis
seminate by means of bulletins or
press notices, impartial information
concerning supply, demand, prevail
ing prices, commercial movements
within the state, from within out of
the state, and from without into the
state, including quantities In com
mon and cold storage of any such
commodities; and he shall prepare
and give out for publication a daily
market report of representative
prices based on actual sales of grain,
hay, potatooes, livestock, dairy pro
ducts and poultry products.
"(4). He shall Investigate com
plaints and upon request, act as me
diator or arbitor in any controversy
or issue that may arise among pro
ducers, distributors, and consumers
of such products and in case the par
ties to tho dispute fail to,,reacli an
adjustment, he may make his find
"(5). He shall co-operate with
the directors and managers of all as
sociations established under the co
operative laws of Oregon and they
shall submit to him upon blanks
which he shall furnish such reports
as may be necessary to obtain a clear
record of their business. Where any
such business appears to bo in an
unsatisfactory condition he shall do
all within his power to protect the
interests of members and patrons.
"(6). He shall foster and encour
age the inspection, grading, stand
ardizing, labeling and branding of
all such products aBd shall exercise
under tho direction of the governor
all th erights, powers and duties
vested by law in the public service
commission under chapter 333 of
general laws of Oregon of 1917 and
amendments thereto, being sections
6112-6159, Oregon laws.
"(7). He shall promote the stand
ardizing of packages and containers
for such products. All duties re
quired by law to be discharged by
the state treasurer in his capacity as
the state sealer of weights and meas
ures, the deputy state sealer of
weights and measures and their rep
resentatives and employes shall up
on th eexpiration of the term of of
fice of the present state treasurer be
discharged by the state market agent
and measures, and to other stand
ards of quality, shall apply to said
state market agent in the same man
ner and to the same effect as they
formerly applied to said state sealer
of weights and measures, deputy
state sealer of weights and measures,
their representatives and employes.
"(8). Ho shall certify for the pro
tection of owners, buyers or credi
tors, when so requested, samples and ;
warehouse receipts for any such pro
ducts, verifying quantities and qual
ities thereof, and he shall charge for
such service such fees as he shall j
deem sufficient to maTse this service
Other provisions In this law re
quire that he develop a standard ac
counting system for co-operative or
ganizations and provide that service
to any association applying for it.
Ho is also required to assist in the
organization of co-operative associa
tions, collect and disseminate statis
tics bearing on market conditions,
to hold public hearings, if necessary,
to secure required information. In
this connection every business or
ganization is enjoined to comply
and all lawB and regulations now or
hereafter enacted relative to weights
with his orders '
iT WOOL SALES
BRING TOP PRICE OFIEAR
Six clips of Morrow county wool,
approximately 240,000 pounds, were
sold last Wednesday and Thursday
at prices ranging from 42 to 45
These wools were not pooled but
were sold by Individual growers.
Colby and Cox, representing the
American Woolen Co., were the buy
ers. Those selling were:
John Kilkenny, 12000 fleeces at
42 for wool .from his sand ranges
and 444 for his cleaner grade, an
average of about 43 for the entire
clip. L. J. Davidson, 132 5 fleeces
at 44; Kenny & Healey, 2600
fleeces, at 42; Gentry & Colin,
4900 fleeces at 45; Phil Hirl 1500
fleeces at 44 and Dan Doherty 1500
fleeces at 44y2.
Shearing has been delayed at the
Kilkenny ranches by the showery
SALESMEN BUILT KLAV
SAYS MAGAZINE WRITER
In the current number of World's
Work Robert L. Duffus, well known
magazine writer, begins a series of
articles on the origin, history and
operation of the Ku Klux Klan;
what effect it has had upon our po
litical and social life; what legiti
mate reasons .for existence, if any,
it possesses, and what its probable
future will be
The first article gives a rather in
timate picture of Colonel William
Joseph Simmons, a rather Impracti
cal idealist, who had former exper
ience as a preacher, commercial
salesman and later as a salesman for
various fraternal insurance orders
Including the Woodmen of the
World. Mr. Simmons was not a suc-
'ful business man as head and
chief executive of the Klan, how
ever, and tho growth of tho new
order was slow until in 1920 he be-'
came acquainted yith ono Edgar
Young Clark, and n Mrs. Elizabeth
Tylor, two professional promoters
and "boomers," with whom he made
a contract to boost tho membership
of the Klan.
According to Mr. Duffus, the con
tract entered into between Simmons
and Clark appointed tho latter im
perial kleagbr! or "general superin
tendent of the organization depart
ment;" gave him power to hire his
own office assistants and organizers
and specified that he (Clark) should
receive $8 out of every $10 mem
bership fee and In addition $2 for
every new member added within six
months to Klans organized by
Clark or his agents.
The actual number of members
taken ln during the first 15 monthn
of this contract was about 85,000;
the actual amount of money taken
in $860,000; the actual amount paid
in commissions to Colonel Simmons
$170,000, and tho actual amount re
tained by tho Southern Publicity As
sociation, tho name under which
Clark & Tyler operated, was $590,
000. The partners also received
$2.50 additional from tho $10 "do
nation" exacted from each new mem
ber. The writer quotes Postal In
spector O. B. Williams with saying
that Clark told him that tho propo
gation department of the Klan was
operated by himself and Mrs. Tyler
and that "it was organized for
Clark and Mrs. Tyler, the writer
tells us, wero engaged in raising
money for the Y. M. C. A. and the
Y. W. C. A. during tho war-fund
campaigns and "had learned how
easily people can be ninduced
IDAHO WOOL SALE
BRINGS IN $337,000
Boise, Idaho, May 19. Approxi
mately 1,250,000 pounds of wool was
sold today to George Colby, repre
senting the American Woolen Mills,
by J. E. Clinton, wool grower of this
city. The sale represents the largest
individual sale ever made in the
state of Idaho. The price paid for
this wool is understood to have been
43 cents a pound, at which figure
the price would be $537,000
Mr. Clinton's holding are' repre
sented by the Crane Crjeek Sheep
company of Boise, as well as "many
other companies throughout Idaho
and Utah. The sale represents ap
proximately 150,000 fleeces. The
American Woolen Mills company has
a number of factories in various sec
tions of tho east.
More than 300,000 pounds of wool,
representing tho Jordan valley wool
pool, was also sold to the wool firm
of Adams & Leland of Boston
through Joe Plaistod, their western
representative, with headquarters
in this city. The price has not yet
been announced. The Bruneau Sheep
company of Mountain Homo during
tho past week sold to tho same firm
117,000 pound:: of wool.
35 PUPILS GRADUATE
FROM EIGHTH GRADE
High school auditorium was filled
to capacity last evening to hear the
graduating exercises of the eight!
grade. Thirty-five pupils completed
the grade work in this class, p;
haps the largest lu the history of
Heppner schools, and there was not
a single failure In the final examina
tions Following is the program given
Invocation Rev. Livingstone.
. Salutatory Elinor Colin.
"Tho Old Canoe" Class.
Address Rev. Livingstone.
Piano Solo Marjorie Clark.
Class Prophecy Dana Logan.
Presentation of Diplomas
"I Love a Little Cottage" Kath
leen Monahan and Marjorie Clark.
Class Will Nellio Babcock.
Valedictory Velma Huston.
"Song of tho Winds" Class.
Benediction Rev. Livingstone.
At a final meeting of the eighth
grado organization the freshman
class of '27 was organized with the
Marjorio Clark, president; Velma
Huston, vice - president; Louise
Thomson, secretary; Stanley Minor,
treasurer; Marvin Wightman, ser-geant-at-arms.
to part with their money In what Is
represented as a good cause."
The article makes a strong presen
tation of the power of expert sales
manship in telling tho story of how
the Klan haB been built up by ex
pert traveling salesmen under tlyj di
rection of a man and woman who
know how to, play the game for their
Mr Duffus' articles are well worth
the attention of every citizen who Is
interested In getting as tho facts
about this much discussed organiza
tion. Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones have re
turned from a visit at Portland.
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. SWAGGART
T RATE ON WOOL
S SUBJECT OF DEBATE
Hearings on wool rates were held
under tho direction of the Interstate
Commerce commission at Portland
last week. R. A. Ward, manager of
the Pacific Co-operative Wool Grow
ers' association, appeared before tha
committee asking that the adjust
ment of rates to points on the North
Atlantic seaboard from Portland.and
also from tho interior points lika
Pedletou aud Baker which will re
tain the bailing in transient privi
leges which exist at tho present time.
He favored reasonable commodity
rates from producing points to ter
minals. Mr. Ward was opposed to
the plans of the railroads of a blan
ket or flat rate proposition, believ
ing that such rates would bo exces
sivo and would eliminato the pres
ent competition of tho boat traffic.
Tho rates on wool up to 1921 wero
fixed by tho so-called short and
longn haul clause of the transporta
tion act. This clause obligated tho
railroads to chargo less for hauling
from Pacific coast terminal points
to Boston than from interior points.
This was originally authorized by
tho Interstate Commerce commis
sion in 1912 In order to meet boat
Under the 1921 Increases in rates
the boats received the advantage
and were able to haul wool from In
terior western points eastward
cheaper than by tho all-rail rate,
that Is, it was possible to ship from
Interior points to Portland and thon
by boat via the Panama canal at a
cheaper rato than diroclly from the
Interior points by rail eastward to
Boston. In order to meet this com
petition of tho boats the railroads
applied for a rate reduction to hold
their business. Thin was denied by
the com mission which ordered tha
railroads to discontinue tho practice
of charging less for tho long haul
than for the short haul.
To meet tho difficulty tho rail
roads proposed a blanket rato which
is a flat rate covering tho princi
pal wool territory in the west. This
proposal as it developed at tho hear
ings, would result in tho lowering of
rates on shipments from tho Rocky
Mountain states and would advance
tho rates from tho Pacific coast
states. These rats wero published
but the enforcement was suspended
until the hearings which are now be
ing held would proviso a basis for
1( appears that this is a three
cornered contest, wllh tho Boston
wool buyers, the railroads and tho
wool producers as tho characters in
tho drama. The Boston wool peo
ple want the railroads to lower their
rates from points west of tho ono
hundredth meridian to tho Paclflo
coast. The wool shipped to tho
coast would then ho moved by boat
through the canal This, of course.
Is opposed by tho railroads, who
would lose an enormous amount of
business to tho boats.
The proposal of the railroads of
a blanket rate is vigorously contest
ed by tho Pacific coast states, who
claim that under that proposal a con
siderable amount of tho wool now
being shipped by coast terminals
would move eastward directly.