IF YOU WANT ALL THE NEWS OF MORROW COUNTY WHILE IT IS NEWS, READ THE HEPP NER HERALD. WE PRINf IT FIRST VOLUME X HEPPNER, OREGON, -TUESDAY, MAY 29, 1923 NUMBER 5 Heppner High School building was crowded to capacity last Friday evening by an appreciative audience that gathered to hear the graduating exercises of the class of 1923. Miss Bernice Woodson played the processional march as the graduates filed into the auditorium and took their places on the platform. Rev. J. R. L. Haslam offered the invoca tion which was followed by the chorus, "To A Wild Rose," by Misses Velma Case, Willefcta Barratt, Violet Hynd, Gene Pyle and Dorothy Hill. The commencement address was delivered by Mr. Monroe G. Everett, of Oregon Agricultural College, his subject being "At Break of Day." Mr. Evprett handled his subject well and during his address took occasion to deprecate the present day ten dency towards religious and racial intolerance Mr. Everett's address was follow ed by the song, "Up Sailor Boy, 'Tin Day," by the girls' quartet. Prof. E. H. Hedrick, superinten dent of the cily schools, presented the class of '23 collectively, referring in a few well chosen words to their faithful work as students and the final successful outcome of their high school experience. Mr. W. P. Mahoney, chairman of the board of trustees, presented the diplomas to the graduates, a mixed quartet sang "The Passing Days," and the benediction was pronounced by Rev. W. 0 Livingstone. The class roll follows: Velma Case, Opal Lena Craddick, Christina Doherty, Rose Anna Hirl, Ray W. McDuffee, Thelma Lucile Miller, Retha Owen, Ruth Zell Tash, Willetta Elizabeth Barratt, Florence Aida Cason, Nellie Taylor Flynn, Evelyn Elizabeth Humphreys, Eliza beth Leona Huston, Philip W. Ma honey, Maude Reliance Moore, Frances Crawford Parker. FORMER HEPPNER MAN DIES. Word reached here Monday morn ing that Frank McFarland, former well known resident of this city, had dropped dead on the street at Hood River from an attack of heart dis ease. Mr. McFarland was engaged in the mercantile busincess here 2 5 or 30 years ago and it was he who built the Fair building which was the first brick building in Heppner. Mr. McFarland was the father of Dr. Earl C. McFarland, of Portland, recently appointed collector of cus toms by President Harding. C. L. Melville was In town Wed nesday from the Alpine district where he says the crops are looking quite promising. Mr Melville and his brother recently returned from an auto trip that took them around the circle via Bend, Klamath Fall3, Ashland, Portland, Seattle and Yaki ma, making the entire trip of 13 50 miles in eight days. They traveled in a Ford and used 67 gallons of gasoline on the trip getting almost 20 miles per gallon. Business is booming in most of the places they visited, Mr. Melville says, and he ex pects to see a shortage of harvest hands in Morrow county when the wheat is ripe. B tresses P Ma Wool Washed We renovate and clean Feather Beds, Cotton and Silk Floss Mattresses and Scour Wool ALL WORK GUARANTEED We call for and deliver work in town but cannot go into the country. Bring in your work at once as we close here Saturday evening, June 2nd V. C. FREUTZ Rear of Fell's Garage, Chase Street AND HE NEVER MEN TIONED, THE PRETTY GIRLS "Up in Morrow county," says Judge Dutton, a pioneer of that sec lion who has made Portland his res idence, "conditions will be good and the county will be back on its feet when the farmers get a good crop and a good price. The sheepmen are now well off I was up in Morrow county the other day and found that automobiles are plentiful. In front of a motion picture theatre in Hepp ner Saturday night there wpre 75 automobiles. Morrow county people have always been good spenders when they had money, but those who bough whpn prices were high and before the deflation came are still on the stool of repentance. Wool has been seeing at from 40 to 4 5 cents and most of the wool in thp county is sold. There is not much sale of sheep, however, as the price is get ting up and people are thinking of how it went up before and then the bottom dropped out. The farmers are not as well off as the sheepmen, but conditions look right for a fine crop this year. Everything is green and stock is in good shape." Ore gonian. B TO GET BET TER PRICES FOR WHEAT Dayton Wash. (Specail Corres pondence.) At a meeting of nearly 50 business men and farmers, held at the Commercial Club rooms plans were laid for a nation-wide cam paign to regulate wheat prices. The plan as proposed by W. F. McCau ley i3 to secure the signatures of farmers to an agreement which vil not be binding until 75 per cent of the farmers of the country have sign,ed up Then it is proposed to recommend the plan to the North west Wheat Growers Associated for an intensive national campaign along similar lines. Under the agreement it is hoped that actual control of the price of wheat will bo possible. A set price will be determined upon which will fully cover cosit of production and a reasonable profit and this price will be adhered to on all domestic wheat sales. The surplus to be sold abroad will be disposed of at the competi tive world market prices. The 7 5 per cent sign up, it is hoped, will give the organization sufficient con trol to secure the desired ends. Severel committees were appoint ed at the meeting. These are now at work in an endeavor to secure the desired sign-up in this county. MEMORY OE VETERANS HONORED Memorial services were held at the Christian church last Sunday morn ing in memory of departed veterans of the nation's wars. The services were well attended, the auditorium being filled. Members of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Woman's Relief Corps, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts participated. Only three veterans of the Civil war were pres ent J. C. Ball, Newton Whetstone and Andrew Rood sr. Rev. J. R L. Haslam gave thp sermon and Rev. Livingstone assisted with the ser vices, of which the special music was a pleasing feature. Renovated T IS Crops aro fine this season on the Boardman project and farmers are encouraged by better prospects for the future. Fair prices were receiv ed for last year's hay crop, the asso ciation having realized about ? 15 a ton f. o. b. Boardman. Prospects for a continuance of good prices, for the coming crop are good, business men of the town say. There are about 300 dairy cows on thp project at present and the new cheese factory will probably rapidly increase the number. Many of the people there are working into more diversified farming with some fruit, some cows and pigs and a few sheep to fully utilize all products. Charlie Latourell is just complet ing a fine new garage which will be operated by J. S Vegas, formerly of Monument and Heppner. Mr. Latou rell also has one of the most attrac tive filling stations and soft drink resorts to be found on the highway between Portland and Pendleton. Many tourist cars aro constantly passing over the highway and few of them pass Mr. Latourell's place with out "filling up" on something whether it bo free air and water or soda water, gasoline and ice cream cones. O. H. Warner, mine host at the Wayside Inn, who it will be remem bered used to come to Heppner fre quently and stand uncovered in the rain to get his head wet, is install ing a shower bath in the Inn and says he is going to try home treat ment for a while. Business Is so good at the Inn that he is afraid to leave homo for fear some hungry traveler with 4-bits in his pocket might get by without parting with the coin for one of Mrs. WanTy-;. 6-bit men's. f 1 Jacob Maivy & Son, practlcalj i.ini5au uianers, yesieraay opened their new cheese factory at Board man and expect to do a fino business with dairymen on the project. The new plant is modern and com plete with a capacity for 6000 pounds of milk, or about 600 pounds of cheese a day Prices offered for milk, Mr. Marty recently informed a Herald reporter, will scale 5 cents a pound above Portland butter fat prices. The new factory occupies the new Murchio building to which an extensive addition will be built to af ford needed room. Sam H Boardman, father of the town that b,ears his name, has q politics and taken up farming In .earnest. Single-handed and alone Mr. Boardman is developing an ex tensive tract of new alfalfa. He ad mits that he has given up the but terfly lifp of past years and has be come an honest-to-goodness horny handed son of toil. He doesn't ob ject to the horny handedness but says he has not yet become alto gether harmoniously adjusted to the toil. Mr. Boardman has been doing his part towards beautifying his part of the project by planting shade trees along tho highway and has recently received assurance from Highway Commissioner Duby that the state state will lay pipes and provide water for irrigating them next spring. J. S Ballinger, lumber dealer, mayor and official base ball fan, re ports business good in his town, compares what the town was when he went there seven years ago and what it is today and then compares what it is today and what it will be seven years hence and then he smiles, because he is a business man with vision. Jack Gorham, who sells groceries, hardware and other merchandise during business hours and acts as deputy sheriff and all round booster the rest of the time, say3 that if business was any better they would probably have to put him to bed and he don't believe in going to bed any time. He prefers to rustle. The reporter only had a short time in Boardman and no doubt missed more news than he picked up. An other trip some fine day and he may do better. Misses Kathleen Mahon-y and Dorothy Hill entertained a paity of friends si a dancing party at 'lie Mahoney home last Saturday v n ing. A pleasant evening was reported. L ARE UP AT BIG REARING A hearing on the prevailing rates on farm products In Oregon by the Public Service commission was held in Portland beginning May 21. Nu merous witnesses appeared in behalf of both the railroads and farm inter ests. It was brought out at the hear ings that the rates in Oregon are pro portionately higher than the ' rates prevailing on similar commodities in Washington. Appearing for the Northwest Wheat Growers Associated was H P. Christensen, traffic manager for 'the Associated. Mr .Christensen present ed evidence dealing with the unjus ly high rates prevailing on the short line railways of the state. These charges are so excessive that in the case of many shippers the freight costs are nearly prohibitive. The defense presented by the railroads was that the cost of operation were high on the short lines, due partly to greater grade difficulties than on the main lines. The chief reason given, however, for the existing schedules was that trip business se cured on these lines was insufficient to maintain roads at lower rates. Competition Servico One reason given for this loss of business is the competition offered on the short lines by the automobiles and trucks. This competition, ac cording to the roads, has developed on a vast scale during recent years. In some cases, it is claimed, the drain on the railroad's business has been so hpavy as to threaten the ex istence of the road, regardless of the rato charged. To meet this difficulty it was pro posed by Mr. Christensen that joint rates be established between the .short lines and the main lines. Part of i.iLe x""ivp rateB on the short lines will in this way be absorbed by the main lines This method, pointed out Mr .Christensen, has been resorted to in handling similar difficulties in other sections of the country. The matter of joint inter-state rates was also brought up at the hearings. At the present time, it was pointed out, it in possible to ship from points in Oregon to points in Washington at. a lower combined rato than between two equally dis tant points in Oregon The hay ship pers of the pastern part of the stain were especially interested in having this adjusted. Rates Out of Lino With Prices One of the most important argu ments presented at the hearings In behalf of lower freight rates on farm products was the comparison be tween the present purchasing power of farm products and that of manu factured products. These were com pared with the changes in freight, rates between the respective groups of commodities. It was shown that the farm products group aH a whole has suffered a sharp slump in tho power to exchango for other com modities. The reverse has been true with manufactured products. That. Is, the tendency of prices In the two groups has been in opposite direc tions. The respective freight rates, based on a normal relation of val ues, are therefore severely out of adjustment. A complete revision In the entire scheme of freight rates based on an up-to-date comparison of values between the two groups of commodities was urged. For eggs next winter, use Kerr's poultry supplies now. Brown & Lowry. OOOD CIGARETTES GENUINE "BULL" DURHAM TOBACCO HEPPNER TEAM WINS OVE1S IONE SUNDAY Tho Heppner-Ionp game at Gentry field last Sunday afternoon drew a big crowd of interested fans and the game was one of the bpst of the sea son. Broughton and King for Heppner and Rocky and Cochran, for lone, were in good form and both batter ies were creditpd with excellent work. At the end of the 5th inning the visitors had rather the best of the battle with a scorp of 2 to 0, but in tho 6th Heppner took the bit in her teeth and brought in 5 scores. A featuro of tho game was the large number of clean hits made by Iono but because of tight fielding by Heppner the visitors failed to mark up the scores to which their batting really entitled them Good feeling marked tho game and altogothpr it was one of the very best of the season. The final score stood at 2 to 6 in favor of Heppner, giving tho home team a lead of one game over lone for thp season to date. Heppner team goes to Arlington next Sunday when a fine gamo is expected. Pilot Rock plays Heppner hero to morrow, Decoration Day HIGH SGROOL PLAY BY Tho three-act comedy, "And Home Came Ted," presented by members of the Junior and Senior classes of Heppner high school at Star thpatre last Tuesday evening, made a decid hit with the big audience of parents, Itiends and fellow students that t icked the house. The cast was well chosen to ropre s nt the different characters, so weM, Indeed, that many of the young playtre were able to act quite natur ally whhe bringing out the personal ities they were chosen to rep resell 'uniething rather unusual among amateur as well as professional playu.'S. The cast follows: Skeet Kelly, the clerk rhilip Mahoney. Diana Garwood, Elaine Signbo. Miss Loganberry. Reliance Moore Ira Stone, tho the helross- tho spinster- villiaii Keith Logan. Aunt Jubilee, tho cook Retha Owen. Mr. Man, tho mystery Carl Cason. Jim Iioyd. Ryker, tho lawyer Alvin Mollte Macklin, the housekeepe Florence Cason. Henrietta Darby, tho widow Elizabeth Huston. Ted, tho groom Ray McDuffee. Elsie, tho bride Dorothy Pattl son. Sen. McCorkle, tho father Fran cis Doherty. Bernice Woodson, of tho junior class, gave two musical readings and Velma Cast, a senior, sang two hoIdh between acts, all of which were well received by the audience. Richard Peterson went to lone this morning on busineHH. No more baking failures If you use Ken's Best Brown & Lowry. WHEN YOU BUY MEAT 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. CENTRAL MARKET G. B. SWAGGART STATE FARM BUREAU IS RENT BY DISSENT! (Oregonlan) Trouble has developed in the Ore gon state farm bureau federation, It became known Saturday when Geo. A. Mansfield, president, called a meeting of all thp members of the organization for June 1, explaining- that someone had purloined the seal and papers of the bureau from tha office and that he wants a "show down" as to who ia in control. President Mansfield openly charged that three members of tho executive board, constituting a majority, held secret conference in Portland Friday and are back of an ordpr to the Por land postmaster not to deliver farm bureau mail to the office in the Piatt building. Mr. Mansfield said he was suro these board members could also ex plain who entered tho bureau office during the absence of tho force and carried away the seal, mailing UhIs and other papers. This evidently was accomplished Friday night, ho reported. Tho executive board members who once before got at logger-heads with President Mansfield aro William Schulmerich, Washington county; O. R Dougherty, Wallowa, and H. IS. Kruger, Oakland. "While I was attending a meeting of the statp chamber of commerce. yesterday," said Mr. Mansfield, "these board members hold a moot ing in tho Cornelius hotel. They knew where I was but made no effort to call mo In. I would not attempt to aay what took place. "I am calling a meeting of all of ficers and menibpra of the farm bu reau, to bo held at tho public library at 10 A. M., June 1. I want to get everybody there and straighten theso matters out, I want a show-down as to who is in control and I believo in going right out in tho open about tho matter." Mr .Mansfield proceeded to ex press an opinion that sinister influ ences were nt work to umlermlno the farm bureau, but declined to bo quoted as lo reasons for his views Mr. MaiiHilelil's term as president of the organization will expiro next fall. About three months ago, how ever, ho was selected as "chief exec utive officer" lor two years, lo work with the Oregon statu development league, ho said. This ad Ion was taken by tho board of directors, a body superior to tho executive board. There is ono director for each county of tho state. Thero are but fivo executive com mittee members- those already nam ed, Mr. Mansfield and L. G. Smith of Columbia county. May 1, Jared Wenger, ox-manager of tho belter business bureau of Portland, was employed by President Mansfield as manager of tho farm bureau office. This employment of Mr. Wenger, at. a salary considered rallier large by some of tho bureau officers and members, Is believed to havo a bearing on the present sitau tlon, In which apparent attempt 1h being inailu to divcHt Mr Mansfield and the manager of all power and opportunity to carry on business n.i heads of the bureau. Buy your grain sacks now Drown & Lowry.