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AT THE THEATER TONIGHT
Tho ivittlo of Trafalgar. A emit Naval engagement of. the war of
ISO." liehveon Knglami ami Spain. Very exciting.
"V.:,.tui Harnacle, Diplomat." The bully of the town is threshed
and Dick wins the girl.
"(.iviitg the High Sign," or the Woman Hater. A ' comedy in
For Friday and Saturday.
"A Squnw'." T.ovc. " Vitagraph. A story of old Indian days.
Pathe's Weekly. Atlanta, Georgia. The great Corn Fe-tival
draws crowds from every city it the state. Governor Harmon,
of Ohio and Governor Staten of Georgia who reviewed the
DrSot'villo, Tenn. A terrible mine explosion imprisons lf0 miners.
Hardened men and women stand in stolid despair awaiting
tie'.vs of their relatives. Volunteer rescue crews are seen en
tering the mind.
Trixli , Tripoli . hhe Italio-Tui k ish war. A group of prisoner? con
demned to death is shown and another lot of prisoners of war
ji waiting their departure for Italy.
Special for Ladies.
Fan?, France. Fine examples of the hairdressing art.
And many other features.
C-medv "An Unknown Language." Edison.
& MBNDRIC50IN Sc. GURDrVNB, Props
? Seasonable Soft Drinks,
fruits, uencious ice ream
$ We maKe our own Ice Cream. It is a Morrow County
i Confectionery, Cigars, ToLacco, Pipes, Notions
The celebrated Harde
man Hats, Beautiful
Ties, Sox, Arm Bands,
Suspenders, Boston and
In fact everything
to dress a man
from head to foot.
Come in an
fix you up
4lli of July.
I THE PALM j
X Heppner's Leading Confection-1
I ery and Ice Cream Parlors
t ROBERT M. HART, - - PROPRIETOR 1
J Can serve you now with riiee, fresh Ice Cream. None J
better to be had in the city,
$ Leading Brands Cigars and Tobacco j
Liberty Meat Market
B. F. MATLOCK, Prop.
The Best Beef, Pork, Mutton, Veal,
A Sausage and Home Cured Meats.
I A STRICTLY CASH MARKET
Domestic and Tropical i
rinelineor iresh Lanclies.
THE CAZET rF-TIMES
Tk. U.nnn.r r..,rtt Eitahlished March 30. 1883
The Heppner Tiraei, EtaUi.hed Nov. 18. 1897
Consolidated February 15, 1912.
VAWTER CRAWFORD, - Editor and Proprietor
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Thursday. June 20, 1912
The Board of Directors of the Hepo
ner sohool upon being petitioned by
twenty of the legal voters of the dis
trict to do bo have called an election
for bonding the district in the sum cf
140,000 to purchase a new site and
construct a new school house. The
election ia to be held on July 2nd,
and at this writing is arousing no
little internet. In f.ict there ia devel
oping considerable opDosition to the
bonding proDosition, tho up to date
but little, of any, argument has been
produced as to why it Bhould not be
doiip. So far as we are able to ascer
tain it is a sort of a "poverty" area
meat presented by a number of peoDle
of the town who ought to be the last
ones to oppose a move of this charac
ter. They are afiaid to have the in
crease of taxation; seem to think
that the $40,000 will have to be paid
in a few years, whreaes the bonding
proposition, contemplates a twenty
year loan with the privilege ol exten
sion at that time of aoother twenty
vears if it should be found necessary
to do so. True, it means the pay
ment of some interest and this will
have to be met ea"h year, and will
be upwards of S2000, providing the
bonds can be floated at n five per cent
interest rate. To meet this expense
will require a very small levy on the
assessible property 'f the district
which is now near $1,500,000. It will
not be necessary to begin the provis
ion of a sinking fund for at least ten
years, so no additional levy will be
required to take care of the principal.
. The present bonded indebetednesn of
the district is $8000. The present
school building was constructed twenty
years ago and the district bonded in
the sum of $10,000 to help poy for it.
These bonds matured ome five years
ago without anv provision having
been made for thier liquidation so it
became necessary to make other ar
rangements. The district had on
hnnd at the time in the general fond
12000, and a new issue of bonds was
floated in the sum of $8000, the State
of Oregon taking the bonds at six per
cent. For the past three years or a
ilttle better, the School Board has
been providing a sinking fund to meet
these bonds at maturity, upon the
basis of a one-half mill tax. There
is on hand in the sinking fond at this
time nearly $3 00 to be applied toward
the liquidation of this debt. Surely
no one has felt the burden of taxation
in this connection, and had the for
mer boards of directors practiced the
good business judgment that they
were want to apply to tlieii affairs,
this old debt would have been wiped
out at the time of maturity of the first
. Now as to the need of a new and
up-to-date school building there is nn
question at all. People may stand
down cn Main street of Heppner and
gaze ud at the old structure with pride
swelling their bosoms and feel that
it is sufficient for all preseot ueeda as
well as being adequate for niaoy
years to come at least until they
have passed off the stage of action
and ceased to be the burden bearers
of the community, but this is not true.
The house is too small today to accom
odte the growing needs of the school.
There ia not room now to properly care
for the High School. But this is not
the woist feature. The building is
in an unsafe condition. To prove this
it ia only necessary to ask any of the
pupils in attendance the past year, or
any of the teachers having charge of
the work. A severe wind will some
day wreck the building entirely, and
this of course is bound to happen
when school is in session, and a catas
trophe even greater than the Heppner
flood will be the result. Dollars and
cents count for nothing against such a
contingency as this. A storm the
past soring came near biowing this
old shell down. It is cot a safe build
ing and should be condemned.
In order to maiotaia the standard set
for our High School of making it sec
ond tc none in the state and an insti
tution of which every citizen of the
communiv will be proud, it will be
absolutely necessary to arrange for
the installing of several new depart
ments. This will require at least
three additional rooms which will
have to be built onto the present
school house. Aside from this, the
old building is not big enough to
prit)erly care for the school as it now
stands Tnere is no room for the
commercial department and no. place
for tho proper housing of a laboratory,
a thing niuoh needed to propprly cu'e
for what little apparatus the school
now has, to say nothing of what is
needed in addition. The High School
has outgrown its preterit quarters and
seating capacity, and there are runny
other things taking in this connection
that is not apparent to the casual ob
server but loom up big to those di
rectly in charge of the affairs of the
school. All these things should be
provided, and the proper way to do
this is by authorizing the Directors
to construct a new building that will
take care of the present needs and
care for the future as well. Oome to
think of it the future will have a
good deal to do with the paying of
these bonds, and of course their needs
must be cared for.
Then there is always the question
of health that confronts the pitions
of the Heppner school. . Some are
inclined to make litiht of this feature
but it is nevertheless one of the great
considerations. Many parenst ot this
town can testify to the ill results to
health of young girls just coming into
womanhood, because of the terrible
daily climb to the school house. It
is no less than criminal to perpetuate
such a condition, and for anyone to
look upon this side of the question in
a flippant manner and without due
consideration, shows that they are not
giving a serious question its proper
place. Every parent in this town
should line up for the new school
building on this question alone if no
other reasons prevailed. This should
especially appeal to the mothers of
the town , and it no doubt does. Vote
to get that house down off the hill
In the agitation for the new school
building there is no call for misrep
resentatiun nn the part of any one. If
you are against it. it should be for
good reasons. "There Is certainly no
disposition on the part of any one to
"bull" this thing through and least
of all considerations 4s any personal
interest. It is a move for the benefit
of the public, and if the people of the
district authorize the bond issue,
which they undoubtedly will, the
School Board Will work constantly to
the end that every dollar will bring
value received in the shape of a splen
didly built and equipped house. It is
estimated that it will cost $1800 to
boy a new lot, and nquire about $5000
for furniture and rquipment. The
house itself should be built for about
132,000. It should not require above
this sum. ' Now if you are a taxpayer
and ration of this school, get busy
and figure nut what it is going to cost
yon in taxes additional to what vou
are now paying to have this much
needed Improvement. It may sur
prise you to find that the burdsn will
be light, and that the work can be
accomplished and cared for in an easy
The farmers of onr county will cer
tainly r-ap a splendid harvest cf the
golden grain this season. From all
reports that we can gather there is
nothing now that can binder the har
vesting of the biggest crop of grain
ever produced in this county. The
season has been an ideal one; the rain
las cime jnst at the right time: there
has been no hot winda, and there
were no blighting froBts. The crops
have grown and are maturnig in spleri
did shape and in a few days more tne
farmers will be in the fields with their
headers and reapers and gathering in
the grain for the harvest. The soil
is filled with an abundance of mois
ture much more in fact than is real
ly necessary for the maturing of the
nresent ercp, and this leads us to sug
gest that it would be a splendid thing
to commence the work of summerfal
lowing right now so that this moisture
may be conserved for use next season.
There is no doubt at all but that the
thoroogh working of the ground now,
to be followed up later on by the kill
ing of weeds and keeping the ground
clean and well mulched there could be
a good ciop next season even though
we do not have half the mositure of
the present season. It is gratifyiug
to know that a large number of the
best farmers of the county are doing
this, and it should be universal.
Crops can be raised in this county
every year but our farmers should
learn that there ia no profit in half
farming: too many are trying to raise
big crops by havir.g. in a large acreage
and this is of course a handicap to the
thorough working of the soil and con
serving of the moisture. In compari
son with other sections of the North
west we have tut a few weeds, and
some one has stated that it would be
better for our farmers, perhSns, if
they were afflicted with more weeds
and had to work thier ground the
more thoroughly in order to get rid of
the pests and get a crop. There is 1
great virtue in working our soil thor
oughly and keeping it absolutely clean
of weeds as fast as they come op.
Killing the weeds mulches the soil
and the moisture is thereby conserved.
We must not trust too much to Provi
dence in these matters, for the Lord
helps those who help themselves, and
He is going to help the Morrow coun
tv farmers into prosperity when the
farmer does all he can to help along
the conditious of prosperity.
Be a booster and line up for Ilepp
nor's new school KnuJe
Special school election on July 2.
A new -school house is the ; goal.
Heppner's celebration is to be a,
hummer. Come in and let us all re-1
joice together over the splendid crop'
conditiuns and bright prospects. This
will better prepare you to take care
of the big crop.
At the' annual school meeting on
Monday afternoon M. D. Clark was
re-elected director for a period of
three years and Vawter Crawford j
clerk for one year. There was no I
opposition to these gentlemen and the
vote out was very light, the people of
the district manifesting little interest.
The ' clem's annual report nbowed
receipts of 513,580.79 and expenditures
$12,152 82, leaving a balance of
$1,427.07 on haud at this date. Of
this sum. $77i 76 goes into the sinning '
fund of the district to meet maturing
b..nds leaving on hand the sum of
$6nl. 16 in the general fuud. It re-!
auired $8, 163.09 to pav the teaching'
force for the nine months of school.
This information should be of interest
to the patrons of the school who were i
not present to hear tho report read.
The affairs of the district seem to be
in good condition, financially and
111 an CouxIin unit Hreaku Itlb.
After a frightful coughing spell a
man in Neenah, Wis., felt terrible
pains in his side and his doctor found
two ribs broken. What agony Dr.
King's New Discovery would have
saved him. A few teaspoonsful ends
a hte cough, while presistant use
routs obstinate coughs, expels stub
born colds or heals weak, sore lungs.
' - I feel it was a God-sond to human
ity," writes Mrs. Edie Morton, Col
umbia, Mo. "for I believe I would
have consumption todav, if I had not
used this great remedy." Its guar-,'
anteed to satisfy, and you can get a
free trial bottle or 00 cent or $1.00
size at Slocnm Drug Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Bresheais were Hepp
ner visitors on Sunday. ,
Miss Gertrude Beymer is visiting
her Grandmother Beymer.
Joe Thornburg and Miss Edwards
tock Sunday dinner with Mr. and
Mrs. Gentry. i
Mrs. Frank Parker visited her
daughter in Heppner on Saturday re
Mrs. Karl Beach and three children
left on Monday's train on an extended
visit at Portland.
We are glad that Lawrence Reanev
aud his wife are home again from
their pleasuro trip. '
Mr. Powell and wife, accompanied
by her sister, drove throngb to Milton
Monday, expecting to return on Fri
day. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gentry have
moved back to Lexington. Mrs.
Gentry is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Robert Rice and son Edward
departed the first of the week for a
four months visit with friends and
relatives in Missouri.
About SO young people went out to
the country Saturday night and chiv
arried Ed Burchell and his bride who
returned from Portland last Wednes
day. Rev. Powell aud wife, while o ut
driving had a run-away which ended
very fortunately for himself and wife
as neither were injured. It seems
that one of ths horses broke tho tongue
of the buggy the team then getting
The Bijou Comedy Company has
been giving a show here for the past
two nights. They will give their latt
performance on Monday night. A
real good show was given and several
prizes. Miss Picket won the prize
for the handsomest lady. There is
also a contest going on and Monday
evening a gold set ring will be given
to the handsomest child under five
years of age. '
Each age of our lives has its joys.
Old people should be happy, and they
will be if Camberlain's Tablets arts
taken to strengthen the digestion and
keep the bowels regular. These tab
lets are mild and gentle in their act
ion and especially suitable for people
of middle age and older. For sale by
Patterson & Son.
Oscar Schafer and Lawrence Sweek
were In Heppner on Friday and Sat
urday last from Monument. They
speak of plenty of rain over that way
and a lot of hav down to receive it.
In some of the alfalfa fields the wet
weather has caused no little damage
by weighing down the grass and mak
ing it very hard to cot.
Impure blood runs you down
makes yon an easy victi u for disease.
For pure blood and sound digestion
Burdock Blood Bitters. At all drug
stores. Price, 11.00.
Yes, all kinds
The Real Photographs
at a real post card price,
2 for 5c
A big assortment
of all styles of
Watch our window
PATTERSON & SON
The 3g Store
T is a prat E-tisfcction to
carrv a vtc!i thct always
pives correct tine. That is why
there arc over seventeen million
in use. The owner cf a V.'altham can
r.lways rely upon lib witch to ct hini
there on time. t
"It's iii:c yo:i ozskcJ a Wallham"
We carry a completo strvrk of Waltham
rinvrtiruints. n:.w Li wiJ t i VillA Li
Jeweler 6k Optometrist
Oral Soott was a Sunday Visitor at
the M. J. Devin ranch.
Ed Duran has been spending the
past week in Black horse.
J. D. Moyers and Mack Misaildine
spent Sunday in Lexington.
Loy Turner has returned from Cor
vallis and is out at the Turner ranch.
Mrs. Mary Bartholomew, of Butter
creek, spent Monday at the home of
J. H. Edwards.
Barney Doherty was in town Mon
day to aee the doctor about his eyes,
which have been troubling him lately.
The school meeting was held here
Monday and Harvey Scott was chosen
to serve as director for another term.
Mr. J. S. Baldwin has finished the
work he has been doing on his house
in Heppner and has returned to
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Field pick. $1.35 per crate f. o. b.
Hood River. Send money with order.
Berries guaranteed. Order todav.
Supply limited. Address C. D.
Nikelsou Hood River Ore.
House for Sale.
Owing to the fact that we expect to
move into our new home soon we will
sell the house and lot- and three acres
including chicken house and cow barn.
Near site of the proposed Catholio
tf. ARTIE MORGAN COXDER.
About 400 acres of grain that party
desires cut with combine harvester.
400 acres more adjoining that can be
secured. Inquire ut or write this
I office. 3t