Heppner herald. (Heppner, Or.) 1914-1924, June 05, 1923, Image 1

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A pale pink card was found at
tached to the door of the Herald of
fice yesterday morning bearing a
printed statement of the alleged prin
ciples of the Ku Klux Klan. Whether
the card, was intended as "copy" for
the Herald or only for the personal
and private information of the editor
we do not know but rather than risk
being charged with one-sided nar
rowness we assume that the modest
individual who left it there under
cover of darkness wished us to print
it. While it is not in accord with the
ethics of journalism to print anony
mous articles, we make an exception
In this case:
"The Ku Klux Klan. This organi
zation has been grossly misrepresent
ed by some on the outside who are
not in position to "know, and by some
who fear it on account of their im
moral conduct, but we want to say
that 'the Klan is anti-nothing. It
does not oppose any man's religion or
creed,. It stands for the following
principles: Protection of pure wo
manhood; the tenets of the Christian
religion, closer relationship between
capital and labor; preventing the
causes of mob violence and lynch
ings; preventing unwarranted strikes
by foreign labor agitators; preven
tion of fir(es and destruction of pro
perty by lawless elements; closer re
lationship of pure Americanism; the
upholding of the constitution of these
United States; the sovereignty of our
state rights, the separation of church
and state; freedom of speech and
press, and the much needed local re
forms. "The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
are here to stay. They will never dis
band; they will expand. They have
a mission. They are for the majesty
of the law and will uphold it They
love their country and will save it.
They are tired of unfaithful officers
and will replace them. They are sick
of the loopholes in our laws and will
close them. They salute one flag and
will follow it.
"Is thfre one thing mentioned
above that any good citizen cannot
subscribe to?"
To all of the iforegoing principles
the editor of the Herald can most
heartily subscribe although it had
never ocurred to him as necessary to
make public declaration of the fact,
it being generally taken for granted
that all decent, law-abiding citizens
stand for these things.
When the editor of the Herald
wishes to express his opinion about
the Ku Klux Klan or any other pub
lic question he writes an editorial
about H and, if the matter is of suf
ficient importance, he prints in on
the first page. He does not go about
it at night or with a mask on and
pin it to somebody's door. There is
surely nothing printed on the pale
pink card that anybody should be
ashamed of, so we are at a loss to
know why the distributor did not
hand us the card in daylight and ask
us to read it, unless that is simply
the Klan 8 way or doing rnings.
V.'hile agreeing with all of the
principles enunciated on the card,
there is one statement made to
which exception might be taken. The
statement is: "The Knights of the
Ku Klux Klan are here to stay.
They will never disband; they will
expand. They have a mission."
We can recall so many individuals
and organizations in the past that
"had a mission" and talked about it
being a never-dying mission that we
may be pardonfd for having a lurk
ing suspicion that the Klan may
finally go the same route they did.
There, for instance, is the Know
Nothing party of pre-civil war days
and the A. P. A. of 2 5 years ago.
Whre, oh where, are they today
The card, declares that the Klan is
"anti-nothing. Then it must be anti
something because something is the
opposite of nothing and the Klan
must be one thing or the other else
why does its organizers tell citiiens:
"When we are organized you will
have to line up on one side or the
PnhPrt 1.. Duffus continues his ar
ticles on the Ku Klux Klan in the
June number of World's Work, the
articles are interesting and illumina
tive to anyone who wishes to gain
an unbiased idea of what the organ
ization is and what it stands for.
The Heppner-Pilot Rock ball game
played on Gentry field Decoration
day was plain slaughter, the final
score showing the wide spread of 2
to 10. Although the day was chilly
a good crowd turned out to see what
was expected to be a close match,
information having come to Heppner
that Pilot Rock had developed a real
phenom team this year and had al
ready taclced Pendleton's hide on the
barn door on two different occasions.
Whether that was true or not did
not develop but the first inning de
monstrated that the visiting team
was altogether out of its class while
playing with Heppner.
Pilot ock went first to bat and
quickly fanned, Heppner following
with five runs and from time to
lime throughout the game they con
tinued to score until their total of
ten was reached. Pilot Rock failed
to score until the ninth when because
cf some errors on Heppner's part
they managed to score two.
The Pilot Rock boys are a good lot
of sports and they took their medi
cine in good humor. The pitcher,
who is said to be a high school boy,
showed a good head and had a smile
for every hit made by Heppner's
Heppner goes to Arlington next
Sunday and it is expected a fine
game will develop there.
Letters have been sent out to
members of the Oregon Co-operative
Grain Growers association by A. H.
Lea, manager, advising that all
wheat raised this year by members
of the association will be handled di
rectly by the association.
This is the definite action taken
by the directors at their last meeting,
following the demands of many!
members that no association wheat
be permitted to be sold outside,
whether mortgaged or not. Plans for
handling the mortgaged wheat were
developed and will be carried out
with the commencement of the crop
Arrangements are being made with
the local banks to turn all mortgag
ed wheat over to the association for
selling. The wheat so received will
be sold at the best prices obtainable
and the proceeds, after the associa
tion's selling charge has been deduct
ed, will be turned, back to the bank
for the account of tle member.
"The association directors have
taken a firm stand that we are go
ing to sell all the grain of all our
members this year," writes Mr. Lea.
"That the member may have assis
tance in this1 plan, representatives of
the associaition will be calling on the
bankers of the state during the
months of June and July arranging
details for the handling of special
cases of members' grain which may
be in a distressed position on account
of an exceedingly heavy obligation.
"Your fellow-members are de
manding that the association do not
recognise any sales or contracts that
may be made by any member which
does not place that sale in the hands
of your joint selling agency, and
that the penalty specified in the con
tract be enforced on all violations of
the agreement."
Daily Vacation Bible School for
boys and girls of Heppner. Bring
your Bible, tablet and pencil. Begins
Thursday, 9 A. M., Federated church.
See program in this paper. It
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C E. Spence, state market agent
recently appointed by Governor
Pierce under the new market law
passed at the last legislative session,
sends out the following information
regarding the workings of the new
law that is of interest to producers:
The last legislature passed the
state market agenit law, but other
than the appointment by the govern
or of C. E Spence as state market
agent, there has' been but little news
paper publicity as to the scope, pow
ers and duties of the department.
Hence producers, distributors and
consumers are in constant commun
ication with the department for in
formation regarding the act. .
Many producers have the impres
sion that they may ship their pro
ducts to the market agent, who will
sell them and make remittances
and some have made such direct
shipments. Others write that they
have wheat, prunes, honey, hay, po
tatoes to sell, and ask for shipping
directions, while consumers have
asked the market agent, as repre
senting the state, that he reduce the
price of sugar by buying a supply for
the state in foreign markets.
The market agent act is broad In
the powers it gives to the state
market agent, but it does not con
ceive of his acting as direct whole
saler or retailer for producers, nor
as arbitrarily fixing prices for con
sumers. But with the help of pro
ducers, consumers and co-operative
organizations, there are great possi
bilities for mutual benefit, whereby
the producer may get the full market
value and the products go to the con
sumer at the lowest cost.
The new market department has
to be cut from the whole cloth .with
patterns and information gathered
from various states which have
worked out some of the problems.
The foundation is slow work.
The law states that the market
agent shall act as advisor to produc
ers, consumers and distributors, that
when requested he shall assist, thorn
in the economical and efficient dis
tribution of grain, hay, livestock, all
meat, dairy and poultry products and
agricultural implements manufac
tured, processed in or transporter
into the state.
This is but one section of fourteen
of the act, but there is a wide field
in it for active mutual benefit when
producers, distributors or consumers
co-operate and work with the market
The law states that the state mark
et agent shall gather and distribute
impartial information concerning
supply, demand, prices, commercial
movements, cold storage statistics,
and shall issue price market reports
based on actual sales of grain, hay,
livestock, potatoes, dairy and poul
try products
Such reports would be of great
value to producers, but the market
agent cannot give' this impartial in
formation without active help from
the producers from reliable grow
ers in all parts of the state who will
report the actual crop and product
conditions in their localities. Through
co-operation, this important informa
ton niay be obtained and accurate
market values determined.
In following letters the different
sections of the market law will be
taken up, that the people generally
may understand the law and the du
ties of the market agent before tak
ing up more direct work.
A meeting has been called for Fri
day evening, June 8, at the El'khorn
restaurant for the purpose of re- or
ganizing the Heppner Commercial
club. A dinner will be served and
details of the proposed re-organization
will be discussed around the
festive board.
Every business man and citizen
who is interested in promoting the
welfare of Heppner is expected to be
A. W. Cobb of Boardman and his
son, R. A. Cobb, of Wapata, Wash
ington, are Heppner visitors today.
The hearing on intra-state freight
rates on farm prolucts before the
public service commission of Oregon
was adjourned last Friday at Port
land, with the completion of the ev
idence presented by witnesses in be
half of farm products Grain, hay
and potatoes were the leading crops
on which transportation costs were
claimed to be unreasonable. The
commission will be reconvened at a
date to be determined later to hear
the rebuttal evidence presented by
the carriers.
There was little disposition during
the hearings to question the justice
of the claims presented by the farm
representatives. The attorneys for
the roads presented evidence tending
to show that farm pries during the
last few years fluctuated to an un
usual extent. They brought out the
difficulty of adjusting rates to take
into consideration all fluctuations
due to changing market conditions.
It was shown, however, by the
farm representatives that the exist
ing market conditions have been in
force now nearly two years, or since
the great collapse of 1920, and that
there are no immedite indications of
any decided improvement in farm
prices. The freight rates based on
the former high price level have
therefore become burdensome, and in
the cases of some commodities, intol
A technical point brought out at
the hearings was tle difficulty of
making freight rate reductions with
in the state of Oregon wthout dis
criminating against shippers of sim
ilar commodities In Washington. The
attorneys for the carriers contended
that the decision of the Interstate
Obtnmerefc Commission in he Colum
bia river basin decision fixed the
parity of rates between Washington
and Oregon shippers. To reduce rates
within Oregon, claimed the roads,
would violate the transportation act
of 1920, inasmuch as discrimination
would develop against Washington
shippers into Portland territory. The
commission has not yet indicated Its
attitude toward this claim.
Representing the hay growers of
eastern Oregon was L. A. Hunt, man
ager of the Oregon Co-operative Hay
Growers, of Hermiston. C. H. Chris
tensen, traffic manager of the North
west Wheat Growers Associated, pre
sented charts showing the compara
tively higher rates on grain In Ore
gon than exist in Washington. He.
also asked for joint through rates
grain from points originating on the
short lines, and for lower rates In
the Willamette valley.
The chief interest centered aboul
hay. Dairy producers in the Willam
ette valley have long suffered, due
to the high cost of shipping in alfalfa
hay from eastern Oregon. Similar
difficulties existed in the alfalfa ter
ritory, where, during the recent de
moralized markets, the high rates on
hay to the consuming markets pre
sented a condition that threatened to
seriously interfere with the ability to
ship out the entire surplus.
"The HermiHton district," said Mr.
Hunt, in pleading for lower hay
rates, "was a desert before the com
ing of irrigation and the develop
ment of hay production. Now there
aren't many more prosperous points
on the line. What this means to the
railroads is evident. The present
high rates on hay threaten to destroy
this development and in the end the
roads will suffer along with the
farmers. What we ask of the rail
roads is nothing more than a square
deal. When prices were good we
made no complaint to a rate increase.
Now with the reverse situation we
have every right to expect a substan
tial reduction. Every item toward
the lowering of the present high pro
duction costs will help that much in
putting the farmers of eastern Ore
gon back on their feet."
Notice to Firemen
The firemen and all citizens inter
ested in better fire protection are re
quested to meet at the council cham
bers, Monday evening, June 11, at 8
p. m. Do not forget, but be on hand
Pres. Hose Team No. 1.
Heppner team wont to Arlington
Sunday for a game and returned
with the record against them to the
tune of 6-7 in favor of Arington.
The Heppner boys made a good
showing until the seventh inning
with a score of 6 to 0 against Aling
ton. In the seventh, however, the
climate or the low altitude or some
thing overcome the H,eppner bunch
and they all fell fast asleep and ac
cumulated five first-class errors
while Arlington pranced around the
bases seven times. It was one of
the unfortunate breakdowns that will
happen sometimes in the best regu
lated families or ball clubs.
At the primary election held May
1st by members of the Co-operative
Grain Growers of this county to nom
inate, delegates the following gentle
men wero placed in namination:
Howard Anderson, R. L. Benge, Jeff
Jones and R. W. Turner, of Hepp
ner; S. J. Devine, of Lexington; H.
V. Stuouse, of lone.
At the regular election held May
25 th tho following three men were
elected: Howard Anderson, R. L.
Bonge and H. V. Smousc.
The annual trip of the wheatgrow
ers of Morrow county to the Moro ex
periment station will take place on
June 15 and 16 this year. Arrange
ments have been made with D. E.
Stephens, superintendent, for the
visit and the farmers from Wasco
county will be present at tho same
About forty made the trip last
yea rand there should be a larger
turn out than ever tills yea1-. The
results obtained at Moro have had a
great influence to increase yields
per aero in the past and will have
more In the future. Here is a chance
to get first, hand information on the
many varietal tests, different meth
ods of land cultivation anil seed
treatment tests.
In addition every farmer should
keep in touch with tho development
of (.lie smut resistent yarietleB They
have several, of these at the Moro
station and some of them will be the
leading varioties to bo grown in this
county in a few years.
The schedule calls for leaving
Heppner at 9:00 A. M. the 15th;
Lexington at 9:45, and lone 10:30.
A stop will be made at Arlington for
dinner and tho party will reach Moro
in time to visit some of the Sher
man county wheat fields t hat even
ing. Tho 16th will be spent on the
Moro experiment farm and tho re
turn made on tho 17th,
Wheat Is tho most important crop
In Morrow county and the growers
cannot afford to let an opportunity
escape to get all this information pos
sible on new developments in this
industry that are coming out along
this lino.
County Agent.
H. D. McCurdy and Ray Judy were
in town from Iono Saturday.
June 22 to 27
Of course you arc coming. While
here, and at all times, we are at
your service.
We know you will enjoy it
The Central Market
Appropriate exercises were held in
Heppner Wednesday, May 30, in
memory .of our departed soldiers
The Americal Legion post was In
charge of the exercises which were
held at the park at 10:00 A. M. with
Forbla Gremba presiding.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Liv
ingstone and Mrs Walter Moore and
Miss Velma Case favored with vocal
The address was given by Mr. S.
E. Notson and was a most forceful
and effective discourse. Mr. Notson
briefly reviewed the history of our
three latest wars, bringing out con
siderable unwritten history touching
on the causes of these conflicts and
giving honor to tho men who pre
served and defended the country in
its hours of need. The address was
one of the best ever given in Hepp
ner on a similar occasion.
Following tlie exercises a proces
sion was formed in which tho two
veterans of the civil war present
were given the place of honor with
tho Woman's Relief Corps, tha
American Legion, Boy Scouts and
Elks lodge following.
At the cemetery the exercises were
In charge of the W. R. C and were
most imprssive.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark and
daughter, Marjory, drove over to
Walla Walla last Wednesday to bo
present at the graduating exercises
at St. Paul's School whoro their eld
est daughter, Miss Mary Clark, com
pleted the course and was graduated
with honors. MIsb Clark specialized
In music in addition to taking the reg
ular course work. Tho commence
ment exercses were held Wednosday
and Thursday, tho Clarks returning
to Heppner Friday.
The season tickets for tho Chau
tauqua this year will bo $2.50 for
adults, $1.50 for high school
students, and $1.00 for children be
low tlie high school. If you should
attend every session, paying tho sin
gle admission rat,os, you would pay
$7.50, just three times tho cost of a
season tickets. Tho single admissions
for the evening sessions amount to
$4.50, and for the afternoon sessions
$3.00. It will pay you to buy sea
son tickets. Moro than ono-half of
the tickets have been reserved al
ready. See Mr. Smead or somo other
member of tho committee on tickets
and reserve your tickets. You can
pay for them later. Do not wait to
be solicited. Make your reservations
at once.
Leonard and Earl Gilliam re
turned Monday morning at 4:30
from a fishing trip to East lako, in
the Rend country, well laden with
Eastern Brook trout. Tho boys re
port a fine trip except that weather
at the lako was rather cold for com
fort. They hrt the lake at. 12:30
Sunday and reached homo at 4:30
Monday morning with a mileage of
210 miles. Andy Hayes and Charlie
Cox, who went with them, remained
at the lake for a few days' more
fishing before returning home.