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Volume 37, Number 45.
IIEI'PXEK OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1921.
JOHN DAY LAND OWN
ERS MEET DIRECTORS
Vmlr lleirmrnttlon rf TIkmc Hiving
KoIiIIukm Within rrupoiicil I'rujevt
(atbrr at Hrtpnrr Turndajr Kvmlng.
1 'rot rat Afllim uf lloartl of Director
ua litHTDl Klrt'tlun.
The llourd uf Directum uf the John
luy IrriK alum Diutrtul mut in regular
monthly at'saiun at their utlice In Hepp
ner on Tuuisday evening, all m ember
After some routine busmeni. whs at
tended to, the meeting wuh transferred
to the dining room of the new hotel,
where it was continued until a late
htur. A .urge number of land ownera
within the district, In response to a call
Bunt out, were present in town to meet
with the directors, and Manager Hart
of the hotel kindly opened up the big
dining room for the uue of thin meeting.
An it wus apparent that questions of
a personal nature were to come up,
Chairman Clark was relieved of the re
HpoiiHibllity of presiding further and
J. 1'. Cornier was elected from the floor
to take chaiK", and F. It. Itrown was
rlionen to act uh Hecretary.
IS. A. i'oe, of lone, tipeaklng on be
half of the land owners, stated that the
object of the meeting wan to get infor
mation; the land ow net s desired to
have a statement from C. C. Clark, as
to things done by the board of direct
ots; by what authority they had pro
ceeded to levy a t0-cent tax on the land
in the district, and why they had pro
ceeded as they had with regard to the
recent election, etc., and the stutement
of Mr. Tot; seemed to sound the key
note of what the land owners were get
ting at. This same sentiment was ex
pressed by a few others, and Mr. Clark
then gave some account of his steward
ship ami answered numerous questions
put to him concerning various steps
that had been taken by the board of
directors since the formation of the
district. Mr. Clai k statement was
made in response to a motion presented
by J. V. Osborn of Cecil, and others
taking an active part in the questions
asked were J as. Carty, perhaps the
heaviest land owner in the district out
side of the Northern i'acitlc liailroad
Co., Al Henrlksen of Cecil and Kam K
Van Vactor of Heppner.
Mr. Lewis, engineer on the project,
explained some of the matters pertain
ing to the boundaries of the district.
showing from his maps where the pres
ent high line runs, approximately, the
location of the dam site on the John
lay river at diversion point as well as
wheie storage reservoirs will be placed,
and explained the basis on which the
assessment to cover the preliminary
work was made. Numerous questions
were al sprung on Mr. Lewis, all of
which, so far as they pertained to hi
end of the work, he answered in a cour
teous manner, if not always clear to the
party making inquiry.
The question having arisen over the
action taken by the directors regard
iug the recent election, in which they
held that Messrs. Minor nnd Wheel
house had not been regularly nominal
ed as provided by the law governing
an elet'tlnti under the irrigation statute,
Mr, Clark called on the attorney of the
board. K. A. McMeuamln, to reply to
this, which he did by reading the two
sections of the law covering, and ex
plaining why he advised the action
S. K. Van Vactor, speaking on behalf
of the land owners, made reply to Mr
McMenaiiiin, contending that the law-
made provision for the writing in of
the names of candidates to he voted
for, thus properly nominating them and
that the American privilege of voting
for whom he pleased could not be de
nied any citizen having the right to
vote under our laws and that the ac
tion of the directors would be carried1
to the highest courts for settlement.
The remarks of Mr. Van Vactor seemed
to strike a very responsive chord In the
minds of a large number present, and
he was loudly cheered.
J. 1). lirtmn, of 1'ortland, who owns
a large tract of land in the district, nnd
who will be called upon to give up
almtit two thousand dollars as his por
tion of the nsHcssment, was called on.
Mr. Urown stated that for a number of
years he had been opposed to taking
hold of the John Day project; It ap
peared to he so monumental an under
taking and Us ultimate acceptance by
the Rovernnient seemed so far removed
as to mako It impractical and a useless
expenditure of time nnd money on the
part of those who would be callea iiy
on to bear the preliminary expense
However, he had changed his views of
late, after learning of the prospects of
gutting prompt action on the part of
the government, nnd he was now a con
slstent and persistent advocate of put
ting the project over nnd was willing
to do all he could nlong this lino, urg
ing all to unite with this end In view.
Mr. Urown also staled that he felt the
election of the new directors had been
rgulear nnd thought they should hnve
been seated, ns ho could not perceive
of any man holng denied the right to
vote for whom he pleased at any eec
tion held under our laws.
C. II. Plllabnugh of Hoardman made
a short talk and plead for harmony
among the promotors of the John Dny
project, nnd this sentiment was ex
pressed by several other speakers, S. H.
Hoardman being chief among these.
The representatives present from
Itonrdnmn are Imbued with Just one
dominant Idea, and that Is that the' big
project Rhnuld be built and they are
willing nnd ready to do everything pos
sible that this might he accomplished
They apeak from actual knowledge of
what Irrigation means and their hearts
are In It.
Tho meeting continued on until ahout
midnight, when a motion to adjourn
wns put and carried. Whether or not
the object for which the land owners
had been called together wns accom
plished, we nre not prepared to say. No
doubt nil were Impressed with the fnct
that It wns not tho desire of any to
block the progress of flip pro joe t. The
sentiment wns frequently expressed
that nothing should be done that would
INDIVIDUAL OR FIRM
TO PUT UP SILVER CUP
At the meeting rjf the executive com
mittee of the Morrow County Athletic
! Association held in Heppner on last
Saturday afternoon, It was decided that
any Individual or Arm would be per
mitted to put up the silver cup. This
applies to any Individual or Ann within
the county, and the cup will be known
by the name of the firm or individual
that sponsors it Applicants may take
the matter up with any principal of a
town school in the county. Attention
is called to the .report of the executive
committee which appears In another
column of this paper and for which we
are indebted to i'rof. E. H. Curfman,
superintendent of the lone schools.
Ink School, to Debate.
The first of a Berles of debates to be
conducted according to the rules of the
Interscholastlc debate league, will take
lace between the Heppner and lone
high schools on Wednesday, February
Question for discussion will be "The
Principle of the Open Shop Should be
Adopted In American Industries.' The
affirmative wllf be upheld by Audra
Grogan and Margaret Woodson, the
egatlve by Roland Humphreys and El
mer Peterson. Humphreys and Peter
son go to lone, where tlfey will meet
the affirmative team of the lone Bchool,
and lone will send two members to
Heppner to uphold the negative for
their school. The judges at Heppner
will be W. O. Scott, Karl L. Reach and
Miss Dona Harnett of Lexington. Be
ing members of the State Debating Lea
gue, this In the first of the series to be
arried on in this county. The winners
In tills debate will be elected to meet
other teams from the district. Pro
fessor James states that the debate will
le open to the public and would be
pleased to have a largo attendance on
next Wednesday evening at the high
Two Candidates Out For the
Heppner Postoffice Position
The Heppner postoffice will be one of
the plumbs to be handed out to some
worthy republican at Heppner as soon
as the term of Poslmaster Richardson
expires. At the present time there are
two candidates In the field those being
Marshall Phelps and W. W. Smead. Mr.
Smead was formerly postmaster and
served the people of Heppner for two
terms under the last tenure of a re
publican president while Marshall is an
ix-servlce man, graduate of Heppner
high school and an all-round fine young
fellow, and we understand has the
barking of the Legion boys for the
place. Mr. Phelps was circulating his
petition during the week nnd It has re
ceived numerous signatures.
I ommrri-lnk Club Has IMnnrr Tonight
Heppner Commercial Club will gather
about the table tonight at Hotel St.
Patrick, where a feast of good things
will be spread. The object of the ga
thering Is to listen to the report of the
delegates who recently attended the
Irrigation Congress in Portland. Be.
Hides this, It will also be a general get
together meeting of the club. The ban
cpiet Is called for 7:00 o'clock sharp.
Civic Culb Fleet. OIHcrrn.
The Civic Club have chosen their now
officers tho coming year and are pre
paring to enter a new era of activity.
The officers chosen are: Mrs. C. W
Shurte. president-, Mrs. 8. A. Pattison,
vice-president; Mrs. D. E. Oilman, sec
roiarv-treasurer. The next meeting of
the club will bo tomorrow, Friday af
ternoon, February 4, nt the council
(handlers, nt 2:30. This Is to be a busi
ness meeting and all members should
plan to be present.
Four Heppner Student, at I', of O,
Four students from Heppner are at
tending the University of Oregon; Ar
thur W. Campbell, Ccclle F. Devore,
l.oyo L. levnrc nnd Rose Helen Kllken
Music, English, Literature and
Chemistry are the subjects in which
thev are majoring and an avornge grade
of 3 was obtained by them In the first
term examinations. Three Is a shade
higher than the nvernge of the unlver
slty which lies between three and four.
Ur. Louis Albert Hanks will be at
the Christian church In Heppner on
Tuesday evening. February 8th. Dr.
Hnnks comes In tho interests of the
Anti-Saloon League, Is a very Interest
Ing and noted speaker, and should have
a largo henring.
prove detrimental, yet a large majority
of the land owners seem to be dissatis-
lled with tho proceedings concerning
the levying of the tax and the recent
election, nnd what took place Tuesday
evening was to be considered as a pro
lest on their part of tho proceedings in
these particulars. On behalf of the
llroctors, Mr. Clark stated that ho was
glad to have the opportunity of coming
before so many of the land owners, and
would luivo been glad to have met them
on previous occasions In such a meet.
Ing as they were then having. As one
speaker remarked, after having ex
plained that ho had been through the
organization struggles of several Irrl
gallon projects: "An irrigation pro
Ject is much like a child: It suffers from
the Ills of childhood; children must
have tho measles, whooping cough,
scarlet fever, etc.,' and this district
would have to pass through these trials.
It would ultimately come out all right,
Hefore the meeting was adjourned, it
was suggested that the present mom
hers of tho board of directors, whose
terms had expired, should resign nnd
allow the newly elected men to qualify
A motion to tills effect was made but
did not get before the house for notion.
Chairman Condor held a steady hand
over the meeting nnd gave all a chance
to be heard In an orderly manner, niul
while there wns somo Inclination at
mudsllnglng, in the mnln nil passed off
decorously and there Is no doubt that
the coming together of the land owners
and tho directors at tills time was
good thing for the future of the pro
- YOU READ fj-N.
ATHLETIC MEET AND
The executive committee for the Mor
row County Athletic Association met at
the Court House in Heppner last Satur
day and made final arrangements for
holding the annual county meet in lone.
Various detail work was assigned to
members of the committee.
All public schools in Morrow county
constitute the membership of this As
sociation, The Association is under the
control of an executive committee con-
istlng of the County School Superin
tendent and the principal of each of the
following schools: Hoardman, Irrigon,
lone, Hardman, Heppner, Lexington and
Mne City. However, any teacher from
any school in the county has a right to
attend any meeting of the executive
committee and speak and vote on any
subject before the committee.
The rules of the Association require
that all money coming into the posses
sion of the Association shall be placed
in one general fund, and that all claims
igainst the Association must be ap
proved by the executive committee be
fore being paid from this fund. If there
should be more than 1200 remaining in
the general fund, after all clainifl
against the Association have been paid
nt the annual meeting held in connec
tion with the county meet such surplus
over $200 shall be distributed among
the Bchools of the county in direct pro
portion to the number of contestants up
to 25 from each district, who took part
in the meet. All money distributed to
the schools by the Association must be
used for athletics or library purposes.
The annual oratorical and declama
tory contest will be held in lone Friday,
May 13th at 8:00 p. m. This contest
consists of four divisions. The A ami
11 divisions Include high school students
only. The C division Includes the pu
pils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and
eighth grades. The I) division Includes
(he pupils of the first four grades. The
selections In the A division must be ora
tions, nnd in all other divisions the se
lections must he recitations. Each
speaker must furnish the County School
Superintendent with four typewritten
pies of bis selection before the first
day of April. In case more than one
contestant has the same selection the
Superintendent to accept the one first
received. The orations In the A divis
ion must not be more than 1250 words
in length: the recitations in the B di
vision must not bo more than 1200
words; In the C division, 1000 words; in
H "Ml Is limit. The first prize in each
division Is a gold medal, and the second
prise Is a silver medal. The Judges
must he from outside the county.
The annual field and track meet con
sists of two separate contests, for the
grades nnd high schools. The grade
pupils are divided Into two divisions.
Hoys weighing 110 pounds or more and
girls weighing 100 pounds or more arc-
in division A. Boys weighing leas than
110 pounds and girls weighing less than
100 pounds are In division 11. The high
school students are In two separate di
visions, one. for tho boys and the other
for the girls.
The school district winning the high
est number of points in the high school
events will be awarded ft silver cup.
The Individual winners In both grade
nnd high school meets will be awarded
suitable printed ribbons.
The elementary grades of any school
dlstrlct receiving the highest number,
of points shall he counted victorious In
tho Grndo Field nnd xrarK .Meet "ntl
shall be awarded a suitable pennant.
Spnulcllng'a Athletic Rules constitute
a guide In conducting all athletic con -
tests. Tho Rules nnd Regulations in , tl). (,puntv foei toward this new move
resrect to eligibility of high school ; . Tnna Bttonrtlnir the Moro meet-
conlestnnts nre tho same ns those of
the Oregon Stale Hign scnooi Ainieiic
FIHST I'HHISTI.W 1'HrlU'II,
Sunday, February 8.
Bible School nt ten a. tn followed by
Communion nnd preaching service.
The morning theme will be "Faith ns a
Practical Asset." Tho evening servicos
will consist of tho Chrlstlnn Endeavor
nt 6:30, Song Service nnd preaching by
tho pastor at 7:30. Tho evening themo
will be "Hopes nnd Possibilities of
Young Womanhood." Reserved seats
for young people. Everyono Is cor
dially invited to all of these sorvices.
ATTENTION B. P. 0. E.
Informal MAKIH'KIt ADM Dunce at
Klka Temple Snturdny. Felirunry
Flks and their Indira only.
An Interesting meeting of the Mor
iow County Farm Bureau was held
here last Saturday the program being
in the nature of a "school," at which
competent instructors gave Interesting
talks on subjects of Interest to mem
bers of the bureau.
Twenty-eight farmers were in atten
dance, and the close attention given to
the program indicated that interest in
bureau work la growing, in the county.
K. B. Fitta gave a most interesting
talk on dairying, during which he stat
cTT that the dairy cow will produce live
times the amount of food from a ton of
Kay than any other animal, while leav
ing sufficient fertilizer to maintain fer
tility of the soil that produced the hay.1
Mr. Fitls pointed out that pure bred
cows are much superior to poor grades,
and urged that all dairymen should Im
prove their herds as rapidly as possible
by introducing pure-bred sires.
Following his address Mr. Fltts an
swered many questions of interest ask
ed by his hearers.
W. S. Carpenter, special demonstra
tion agent from the extension depart
ment at O. A. C, spoke on grain grow
ing In Eastern Oregon in connection
with which he used a chart showing
the result of four years of discing and
not discing wheat land. If the ground
Is plowed early while moist discing is
not necessary, Mr. Carpenter stated,
l.ut if not possible to plow early disc
ing is Important to kill weeds and con
serve the moisture. Another chart was
shown regarding early and late plow
ing. Ground plowed before April 1
produced 14.5 bushels per acre, while
similar ground plowed In June pro
duced only S.S bushels. Mr. Carpenter
i'lso answered a number of interesting
n. V. Ciunn gave an interesting talk
on the Importance of farm accounts,
Mating that often the wife or one of
the older children take pride In keeping
i'P the accounting once a week or so.
The speaker also urged the Importance
of transacting all business through tho
bank, paying all bills with checks, thus
keeping a record of every item.
Mr. r.unn also gave ft blackboard il
lustration of the proper way of estl
mating the actual cost of a bushel of
At the business meeting following
the school work It was moved and car
ried thnt the bureau appropriate $50
for publicity purposes In circulating
and advertising the Oregon cooperative
grain growers contract. -
it wns also ordered by a vote of the
meeting that County Agent Hunt be
granted a leave of absence from Mor
row county of one month to assist in
organising nnd putting over the co-operative
Morrow County Fanners At
tended Grain Meeting at Moro
A meeting of the Oregon Cooperative
Grain Growers association was held at
Moro In Sherman county on last Satur
day, and a number of our farmers, and
others Interested were present The
farmers of that county signed up to de
liver their grain to the association for
the coming six years, and some 800.000
bushels were listed. It Is expected that
nmnv more of the Sherman county far-
' , ..,, tn nnd (hat tne hulk of
I )))8 Krnin pver th(,re wm eventually be
I handled through the association. A
moetlnK wm he neia Heppner soon
' for ()lR nme, rn,0SB, Ht which time it
, .,, ,)e nscertalned how the farmers of
from Trapper were W. D. Hayden
f 1e T,..st,lte Terminal Co.,' Andy
Rood, D. M. Ward, Howard Anderson
U, w. Snyder nnd L. A. Hunt. Joe De
vine of Lexington was also In attend
Saturday C. H. McDanlel and Mary
Hartley, both of the Gooseberry section,
secured a marriage license from County
Clerk Sturglll, and were united In mar
riage at the residence of Mr. nnd Mrs.
J. D. Weed the same dny, Rev. C. H
Ncllor officiating. Condon Globo-Tlmos.
CAlin OF THANKS.
Wo take this means of thanking the
many friends In Heppner who so kindly
assisted us nt the funeral nnd burial of
our husband and father, James M
Hayes, and for the many beautiful
Mrs. James M. Hayes and Family.
The School Board Convention of Mor
row county was called January 29, 1921,
by the County School Superintendent,
Mrs. Shurte, who acted aa chairman.
The meeting was called at nine
o'clock. Mrs. Sylvia Missildlne waa ap
pointed secretary. E. H. Anderson led
the opening singing followed by H. M.
James. Mr. James' talk was both in
teresting and Instructive. He brought
out clearly and urged upon the mem
bers the importance of proper lighting,
ventilation, heating, sanitation and ade
quate school supplies. He also brought
out the advantages of having an at
tractive school room, some form of
music as well as an emergency cheat in
case of accidents, and soap and towels,
preferably paper ones.
F. R. Bennett then addressed the con
vention briefly on the subject of ath
letics for rural schools urging the Im
portance of physical education for girls
as well as boys, the advantage gained
by the development of team play and
called attention to the County School
Meet to be held in lone.
Mrs. C. E. Woodson, President of the
Heppner Patron-Teachers Association.
urged the formation of similar asso
ciations in all school districts. Such an
association would look after a board
ing place for the teacher and encourage
social life in the community. It would
arouse Interest in the school and would
see to Improvements in the school.
Mrs. Shurte spoke briefly on the ad
vantages of hot and attractive lunches
for pupils and the first session was die.
The afternoon session opened with
Binging led by Mrs. Lillian Turner. This
was followed with singing by eight
girls from the Heppner high school di
rected by Miss Dafoe.
Mr. Notson then spoke interestingly
on the influence of good pictures and
nlay-ground apparatus. He urged the
great Importance of reading and of
having an abundance of good books for
the schools. He closed with a strong
appeal for the teaching of love for and
loyalty to the flag. A flag should oe
floating from a mast on every school
building in the county. The law pro
vides for such and it should be there
every day, the weather permitting.
H. C. Seymour spoke on standardiza
tion of schools and urged the formation
of thrift clubs.
Here a fifteen minute recess was call
Following the intermission M. u.
Signs spoke on Community Service and
Organization. Mr Signs showed clearly
what such service meant to a commun
ity and how various organizations
could bo federated.
E. R. Curfman urged the Importance
of prompt and accurate reports from
teachers and clerks.
On account of the lateness of the
hour it was decided that the addresses
of E. H. Andrseon and H. C. Seymour be
published. In this way those Import
ant papers would reach more people and
be of more service to all.
The report of the Resolution Com
mittee was then read and adopted and
the meeting adjourned.
Following are the names of those
H. C. Seymour, Club Leader, O. A. C.
Extension Division, Corvallis; Howard
M. James, Supt. Heppner Schools, Mrs.
Frank Turner, Heppner, Mrs. Mary
Bartholomew, Heppner, Dr. J. Perry
Conder, Heppner, A. W. Dykstra, Dist.
42, Heppner, C. M. Rugg., Dist. 6, Hepp
ner: Adam Blahm, Dist 3S, Heppner
Chris Brown, Dist. 38, Heppner; Sylva
Missildlne, Dist. 17. Heppner; S. E. Not
son, Heppner; M. R. Morgan, lone, E. J
Bristow, lone, I. L. Howard. lone, C. H
Erwln, Dist. 30, lone; E. R. Curfman,
Sunt lone schools; M. B. Signs, Supt,
Ronrdman schools: A. J. Hedger, teach
er Manual Training, Boardman; E. H
Anderson, Supt. Irrigon schools, Mrs.
M. B. Slgns.Irrlgon. W. L. Suddarth,
Supt. Pine City schools, Mrs. W. L. Sud
darth, F. R. Bennett Supt. Lexington
schools; Chas. Bartholomew. Dist. 26.
Echo: Mrs. Chns. Bartholomew, E. O,
Nelll, Dist. 26. Echo: M. R. Ball, Dist.
!s. Morgan: Fred Pettijohn, Dist. 28,
Morgan; W. C. Crawford, Dist .8, Mor-
J. A. Troedson. ll'st. zs, Morgan.
B. F. Morgan, Dist. 5, Morgan; n. k,.
Wltzell. Dist. 5, Morgan; B. H. Peck,
Dist. 3, Heppner. Miss Blanche Powe.k
Dist. 3, Heppner, Mrs. C. L. Woodson,
Report of the Resolution Commlltee.
1. Resolved, That this convention
hereby express Its thanks to Miss Da-
foe, Mrs. Frank Turner, and the glru
who furnished music for our pleasure,
to Mrs. Woodson of tho Heppner Patron-teachers
Association, to the super
intendent of tho Heppner schools for
courtesies, to the school hoarti of Hepp
ner for the use of tho Heppner school
building, to the Janitor of tho building
for his services, to Mrs. Missildlne and
to all others who aided In making this
convention a success:
;. Resolved, That tho salary of the
Countv School Superintendent should
be made adequate to the Importance of
3. Resolved. That this Convention Is
not In favor of any measure that will
reduce in any way tho present Income
to the state and county school funds.
4. Resolved. That w e approve the an
nual School Board Convention nnd rec
ommended that it be called In the month
S. Resolved, Thnt we approve tho
minimum salary schedule adopted last
year, viz.: $1200.00 nnd that this sched
ule be In force for the coming school
M. R. MORG AN,
B. F. MORGAN,
HOWARD M. JAMES.
E. H. ANDERSON.
Adopted by unanimous voto of mem
V3. H. ANDERSON,
Secretary Resolutions Committee.
DR. D. N. HAYDEN IN
GILLIAM COUNTY JAIL
Fornrr Hraldrnt of Hardmaa UrW At
loauoa la Lira of Ball at Five
Dr. L. .V. Iiayden, formerly of Hard-1
man, but for the past mouth a resident
of Arlington, is now languishing in the
county jail in tins city. From all re
ports the doctor has been trying to
break into Jail for some time past.
Monday Ur. Hayden and Mrs. Han
nau Det.n, a former resident of Hard
man, were arrested in Arlington ano
taken before Justice of the Peace 11.
VY. Lang, chained with lewd cohabita
tion. Preliminary hearing was waived
and the doctor was bound over under
liuo bond to await the action of the
grand jury, while Mrs. Deen was al
lowed to go on her own recognizance.
District Attorney Keinke made the trip
to Arlington to prosecute the case.
Doth of the parties to the case resid
ed at Hardman for some time, and Mrs.
Deen and her husband were recently di
vorced, the husband being given the
care of their four little children. He
had allowed the mother to have charge
of one of them, but recently heard of
the conditions at Arlington and the ar
rest was the result of his activities.
Dr. Hayden had only been at Arling
ton for a short time, but is well known
here and all over this part of the state.
He has the reputation of being a man
of considerable ability, and has per
formed several successful operations in
this city. But for some time past he
has been on the black list of the local
doctors on account of his irresponsi
bility. At one time it is said that the
officers in Morrow county went to
Hardman after him in order to exam
ine him as to his sanity. He happened
to be out of town.
Dr. Hayden Increases the population
of the Jail to four, the largest number
that has been there for many years.
He may have to remain there until the
June term of court, as there is no grand
jury at the present time, and he has
never been indicted. Condon Globe
Five Mile Cattle & Horse As
sociation Hold Annual Meet
The Five Mile Cattle and HorBS As
sociation held a regular meeting last
Saturday at the Charles McDevitt
ranch at Gurdane. The meeting was
well attended by members from all sec
tions tributary to the Five Mile range.
Lena, Gurdane, Pilot Rock- and Uklah
were represented. S. R. Woods, forest
ranger at Gurdane, represented the
Forest Service. Albert Peterson, gov
ernment hunter of Ukiah, and Mr. Wil
liams of tho Biological Survey with
headquarters in Portland, were present
Several important topics effecting the
local live stock industry were taken up
and ably discussed. The Herd Law for
Umatilla county claimed considerable
attention. There seemed to be some
question as to its application to private
lands inside the Umatilla forest Even
forest officers do not appear to know
how it will effect privately owned land
inside the National Forest boundaries.
Morrow county stockmen stated that a
Herd Law has been in operation In
Morrow county for several years and
the manner In which it is enforced has
won the approval of all stockmen and
The Five Mile drift fence separating
the cattle range from the sheep allot
ments In the Gurdane District of the
Liralilla National Forest was ncain
taken up. This project was favorably
acted upon by the Association ayear
ago, money was raised and bids asked
on construction of twelve miles of new
fence but no bids were received. The
proposition is still open nnd it is ex
pected that some bids will yet be re
ceived. At any rate the Association wm
push the work to completion this year.
It was also decided to give a general
overhauling to the old drift fence ex
tending from Squaw Flat north across
Five Mile creek to the Forest boun
dary, a distance of three miles. This
will make a total of fifteen miles of
fence to be constructed on the Five
Mile range this year. Besides the three
miles of wire on the old fence, there Is
sufflclnt material at Ellis Ranger Sta
tion for twenty miles of three strand
It was decided that beginning with
the season of 1922 only registered bulls
of the beef breed would be allowed on
the Five Mile range.
The plnce of annual meeting was
changed from Pilot Rock to Gurdane,
the latter place being much more cen
trally located and the date to be the
first Saturday In November.
The following officers were elected
for the coming year: President, J. D.
French. Ourdane: Vioe-rresident. A. 0.
Buholts, Pilot Rock: Secretary -Treas
urer, John Brosnan, Lena; Advisory
Board, rhil Hlggins. Lena. R. A. Cu
lick. Lena. Walter Ellis, Uklah. Clare
Lexington High School Notes.
My R. Mc.
The Lexington girls basketball team
met the Ior.e team last Saturday In
fast gnmo on the lone floor. Tho Lex
ington girls were greatly handicapped
in the game on account of the slippery
floor In lonc's hall. At the end of the
first half, tho score stood 5 to 0 in fa
vor of lone. The Lexington girls ral
lied in tho last hnlf and by fast play
ing managed to run their score up.
Although tho Lexington team played
a very good game, the lono team had
cained tho advantage and won the
game by a score of 10 to 5.
The Patron - Teachers Association,
through Its committee appointed for
the purpose, had planned to pu: on an
entertainment nt tho tilsh school audi
torlum Wednesday evening, but owlmr
to unavoidable circumstances this had
to be postponed ludetlneltely.
Pioneer Mork.saan and Farmer Pan
nt Hla Home Im t'rnuleloa t-'Mnerat
nt ffrppaer on Snadaj la Largely A I -
trndc-d by f'r.enda of Family.
James M. Haye.-, ho formetiy lived
in Heppner, and wi,o fur many years
a as engaged in fannii.g and atockrais
ing in this count), in wu.ai bua.uviia
tie was bucceasf ui and piopumd, passed
away at his home in pei.die.lon, uieofi.
on Uhumday, January J r, lJl, aged 0
years. .Mr. liuea had been in ill health
for a few yeais past, and his death at
this time was not altogether unlooked
for, yet the announcement came as a
shock to the many menus of the fam
ily in Heppner, where he had been well
Known for so many years.
Funeial services lor the deceased
were held at the Christian church in
Heppner on Sunday afiernonn last at
2. yo o'clock. Rev. W. u. Livingstone
delivering the funeral discourse to an
audience that filled the church to ca
pacity. James M. Hayes was born In Lane
county, Oregon, January 24, 1&59, the
son of William Jefferson and Sarah
Hayes, who were early pioneers and
came across the plains to the Willam
ette valley in 1551 from Missouri. In
H77 he came to Morrow counly, which
was at that time a part of Umatilla
county, and settled on Rhea creek, on
the place now owned by Henry Scher-
zlnper. Later, in conjunction with the
late George Conser, Mr. Hayes pur
chased the Rush land on Rhea creek
and engaged extensively in farming
and stockraising. Later Mr. Conser re
tired from the firm and Mr. Hayes con
tinued to run the place until about four
years ago, whfen he sold out and re
tired to Heppner to live, he being com
pelled in a large measure to take this
step on account of falling health. About
two years ago, Mr. Hayes moved with
his family to Pendleton, where they
Mr. Hayes was married to Nancy B.
Hayes in Lane County, March 4, 1888.
To them were born the following chil
dren, all of which, with their mother,
survive; Glenn H. Hayes, Rose Viola
Kirk, Roxie A. Sperry, William A.
Hayes, Lola A. Hayes, James Hayes, Jr.,
and Inez Hayes.
A GROUND-HOG PARTY.
Mrs. J. G. Johnson and Mrs. George
N. Peck entertained on Saturday, Jan
uary 29, with an interesting "ground
hog party" at the Peck home in Clark's
canyon, two and a half miles south of
Lexington. The event was in honor of
Clinton Kenneth Peck's second birth
day. Upon arriving guests were required
to register after which they were pre
sented with minature "ground hogs."
symbolic of the occasion, which en
titled them to participate in the games
anil contests which followed. The
rooms were artistically decorated with
"ground'"' hogs" of various sizes and
The early part of the afternoon was
given to music and appropriate games,
after which stories were told for the
benefit of the little "ground hogs" by
Mrs. F. R. Bennett, which were greatly
appreciated by both the grown-ups and
A two-course luncheon was served at
which Mas'r Kenneth presided, cut
ting the birthday cake. Those who as-
ted the hostsses were Mrs. rranK
Munkers, Mrs. Ed Burchell and Mrs T.
The following children and their mo
thers were present: Ldward and mine
Hurchell. Norma and Chester Christen-
son, Kenneth Palmer, Edward and Mil
dred Hunt Lyle Allyn, Florence and
Iris Frederickson, Vivian Neil White.
Fred and Harriett Pointer, Lester and
Marvin Cox, Grace and Doris Burchell.
James Hascell Peck and Patricia and
Louis Holmes. Others present were
Mrs. L. H. Zicler, Miss Myrtle Lay. Mrs.
j M, White. Mrs. T. L Dorman, Mrs.
Karl Beach. Mrs. Frank Munkers. Mrs.
Delia McMillan. Mis. F. R. Bennett Mrs.
Wm. Worstell. Mrs. W. C. Scott, Mrs.
Millard F. Parker. Mrs. Burton II. Peck
of Heppner and Joce and Alice Palmer.
Master Kenneth received many pretty
and useful presents.
Turn Hume Mill Down.
That the parochial school is grad
ually giving way to the public schools
In the favor of the people of the state Is
evidenced by a report compiled by at
taches of the state superintendent of
instruction office and considered by the
senate committee on education in its
hearing on bills nv.v before the legis
lature barring religious garb in all In
stitutions of learning In tho state.
The report shows that in 1918, 1163
children attended p.irochial schools In
ten tow ns in the Mat, and that In 1I9.
1135 attended the same p -houls. This
would Indicate that tho popularity of
such schools with cliildien li lessening,
based upon the do-.Tease of 30 pupils
in that time, and it was considered In
this light by tiio cor.mittce when they
recommended Indefinite postponement
of the Hume bill calling for prohlbl
tion of weaving religious garb by
teachers. The committee held that If
the trend of events itidi, ato those lnstl
tutions are losing favor and that legis
lation to hasten lblr flight might be
regarded aa persecution an 1 would hnve
an opposite effect to that Intended. The
report also showed that one less teach
er was engaged in tho schools In 1919
than In I'M -Oregon Voter.
('has " Conner, extensive farmer
and land ow ner of the west "I ! of Mor
row countv, and who has some lands
within the John Day project, wan at ths
meclill of irrigatioiilsts In Hoppnsr
MI1IIH IHII11 II tM H, Halunlnr. lain,
for Klka anil Ihrlr Indira only. Kry
l.oriy nml iiinnk.