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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 37, Number 47.
HEPPNER OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1921.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Firiarm (lather at I. U. O. F. Hall to
Hear Speakers Who- Favor Blgallia
1 Contract. Attendance la Uood.
To discus the details of the Oregon
Cooperative tlraln Growers plan, a
meetfiiK of farmers and business met.
was held at I. (. J. F. hall In Heppner
on last Saturday afternoon which was
well attended. The Cooperative Grain
tlrowers Association was fuljy launchefi
u few weeks ago at a meeting In The
Dalles composed of leading representa
tlves of the Farmers Union, Farm Bu
reau. Grange and others who have at
heart the welfare of the farmers of thr
state. A contract has teen drawn up
which was fully endorsed at this meet
tug, and the farmers of the various
counties of the state are now being
culled together in meetings for the pur
pose of hearing the contract read anl
explained, and also to get them Inter
ested In signing up the contract which
will hind them each one to the other to
sell his wheat through the association
for tkjn coming six years.
Men from the outside who were pres
ent at this meeting and took part In the
discussion were Dr. Hector Mcpherson
of O. A, C. Torvallis: N. 11. !,eavelle of
Portland, Victor Smith of Wasco and
K. It. Khumway of Pendleton. Dr. Mc
pherson representa the Oregon, Agri
cultural College In Its work of extend
ing the cooperative marketing plan to
the various farming Industries of the
state, and it was his particular mission
nt the meeting on Saturday to explain
the contract to those present. This he
did by rending it over carefully para
graph at n time He had much to do
with the formulating of the contrac'.
which he states had been drawn up by
one of the best disinterested lawyers In
the state, that Its legal aspects would
he properly set forth. Dr. Mcl'herson
has been engaged In this line of work
f-ir many years and has personally In
vestigated the cooperative marketing
plans In various states and countries to
such an extent that, he Is now oonsld
ered on nulhority on the subject. Manv
questions were asked Dr. McPherson
as he proceeded with his explanations
and the ninst of the people present i'.p
l.eaied to he unite well satisfied wil.i
the document after the doctor had fin
ished. Preceding Dr. Mj-Pherson were N. L
Lenvello of Portland and Victor Smith
of Wasco. The latter Is a practical far
mer of Sherman county. Is vice-president
of the state Farm Bureau and n
strong supporter of the cooperative
movement as it pertains to the wheat
farmer. He believes' the plan propoBe.l
Is entlrey feasible and practical, nftl
having given It a thorough Investiga
tion; It will benefit nllke the proudcer
and consumer. In the opinion of Mr
Smith He further stated that the plan
of marketing would be along the lines
of that followed by the Oanadiftn gov
ernment grain commission during the
wnr, when farmers nvwthere received
i:.G3 a bushel fur their wheat and were
paid m the installment plan, $2.15 on
delivery, and then, as selling advanced.
3d cents more was paid, leaving IS
rents to he turned over to the farmer
at the end of the selling season. Mr
fcmlth further showed that the plan
would eliminate the dumping of the
farmers' entire crop onto the market
at once nnd the handling w-ould be so
distributed as to put the grain on the
market as needed: grain would also he
sold on the basis of grode and every
man to the contract would get what
his grade of wheat entitled him to re
ceive, less, of course, the small per
centage of cost necessary to the han
dling. The very best Inlent that can he
secured to attend to the selling end
would he what Mr. Smith desires.
Mr. Lenvelle, who has mado an ex
tensive study of cooperative marketing
and who has for a number of years
been considered by the Farmers Cnlon
as hluh authority on this subject, spoke
at some length and presented the sub
ject from that angle. Mr. Lenvelle
cited conditions of marketing as they
now exist, and showed that the farmer
was up against a condition, that, If he
remained In business, must be remedied
"What would become of any other line
of industry if It was compelled by tn'V
or by eeonomlepressuro to continue to
produce at the highest pressure regard
leas of market conditions. That is your
present condition and has nlways been
Your only hope was for the very un
usual circumstance of a good yield In
your locality nnd a high price. How
ninny such have you known?" was part
of the Introductory remarks of the
V'ontlnueil on Pago Six)
RO GE RS
pirccted by Clarence Badger
AT Till: STAIl THHAi'KIl, KIUDAV
U. S. Public Health Service
Makes Survey of This County
In Morrow county there are 89 per
sons, 6S men and 20 women, who are
dependent on the county. There are
also 8 children, 47 boys and 21 girls,
who are overage for their grade In
These figures are taken from an Ore
gon state survey of mental defect, de
linnnnpv and denendencv. lust com
pleted by Dr. Chester L. Carlisle of the
United States Public Health Service.
This .nrvov was made at the request
of the legislature and was conducted
through the extension division or tne
I'nivur.itv nt nreean. The Informa
tion for this report fvas obtained from
in .ion li nir with children who are
backward In school, the report dis
closes the fact that the greatest num
ber are backward because of mental
defects, nnd mental dullness. The num
ber affected In this way la 28, 15 of
.-h- ore hnvs and 11 girls. 21 child
ren are behind because of physical de
fects, the most serious defect being un
j. n,.,,i This Is the cause of
the backwardness of five; general 111
health of four, defective signi, inreo,
k.j hahits. three. Other
physical defects are under-nourlshment
defective hearing, defective teem, ano
,!... ,,i. i. Nine children are be
hind their grade In school because of
pnrental troubles, two irom
enls, and seven from Irregular attend
ance In school.
Environment conditions lorm an
- . ..i. fnr mhlrh these
inner class ui
children ore backward In school, four
live at long distances from school, ano
...hnnl late. Two arc re
tarded because of carelessness and bad
habits, two because of frequent mu-
Ing. and one has been kept nome
nnienv Is the main cause for no-
ii in Morrow county according
lo this report. 23 persons, 58 men nnd
2 women, being dependent for this
cause. Four are dependent because of
mental deficiency, one because of insan-
Ity.one epilepsy, one IB crippieo aim
twenty-four arc dependent from other
FUNERAt OF C. B. SPERRY
The death of C. I!. Sperry, which oc
curred In Portland suddenly on Tuesday
of Inst week, removes from that little
city one of Its foremost cltiiens. Mr.
Sperry had been sick but a few weeks
at his home In lone, but was so fully
recovered as to he able to go to Port
land where he wished to take treat
ment fur the inaladv from which he
was suffering. Reports coming home
to his famllv un to a very short time
before his demise, were V the effect
that he was doing well and expected
to he home before many days, quite
fully recovered. A stroke of appoplexv
un Hib immediate cause of his death,
the news of which came as a shock to
his many friends at lone and through
out the county.
("has. Tl. Sperry was horn In Linn
nnntv Oreiron. June 23. lsB, and came
to Morrow county with his parents,
Ellsha and Nancy Sperry In 1871, re
siding here almost continuously since
that time. On November 2", 1894. he
was married to Caldona Ritchie at
tone, who with four children survive.
Ho had been In business in lone for
mnv vears and at the time of his
death was conducting a warehouse In
that plnce and buying wheat. In whlcn
lines of endeavor he had been quite
successful, being one gf the foremost
grain buyers In the county. His fun
eral was held at the public auditorium
iti Inn a nn Saturday and was attended
by one of the largest gatherings ever
brought together on a similar occasion
In lh .-nnntv W. O. MvltlgStone, Of
this city, delivered the discourse, nnd
the remains were laid to rest in ine
cemetery at lone. Mr. Sperry was a
member of the I. 0. O. F. of lone nnd
the Elks of Heppner, nnd these lodges
attended In large numbers.
"Once To Every Woman"
To Be Seen In Heppner
American theatregoers who revelled
in the dramatic wealth of "The Heart
ii,,monitv" nnd capitulated to th
Irresistible qualities of "The Right to
Happiness" are doubtless or tne opm
inn ihni In these two nhotodramns Dor
othy Phillips and Allan Holubar, star
and director, have reached the heights
of screen perfection. Hut the public Is
asked to reserve Its final verdict until
It has hnd a view of "Once to Every
wnmon" the newest Un I versnl-Jewel
super-production, coming to the Star
Theatre on Saturday.
nnnntnr nnnonl of "Once to Ev
..... nr.,n,nn" Is heightened because It
deals with every-day people and treats
of n theme that Is as old as humanity.
Mother love Is Its keynote, and it shows
the utter vanity of worldly ambition
when not founded on human nffoctlon.
Miss Phillips Hist appears as a school
i,.t tho dnuirhter of n village black
smith, who. becnuse of her good looks
and sweet volco, Is the pet of tne rnm
iiv she accents the sncrlflces of her
parents and sisters, nnd when a visitor
from New York offers to send nor
abroad to have her voice trained she
lenves homo with no regrets.
After many dramatic episodes she
finally reaches the goal of hor ambi
tions the creation of the Btar role In a
new grand opera In New Tork. Her
humble home nnd family are forgotten
Then n tremendous shock causes the
loss of her voice. Her newfound friends
nnd admirers leave' her. In her moth
er's grent love she finds real happiness
nt last. V
Date this afternoon. Kenneth Mnhon
ey, one of the tellers nt the First Nat
ional Unnk of Heppner, was executing
a turn with his Ford on the stroot near
the corner of the hank, when Ussy
toppled over with sufficient force to
break Mr. Mnhoncy's leg near the hip.
He was otherwise uninjured.
THE AMATEUR LOCKSMITHS
s That .
OF MINE J ' jJW.
HERTlf A j hays 2SU
.1MB I Hitch School T . Condon aad
Konftll Into ( limp on Trip I,nnC Wrvk,
Will I'lar IM'll.iic (.imr With Lex
Heppner high school's basketball
team invuiled Gilliam and Wheeler
counties last weekend and returned
with two choice scalps hanging to tholr
belts. The team had recovered from Its
slump of the week before and played
basketball of chamotonship calibre.
Fridny evening the team met Condon,
and defeated the boya of the Shamrock
town by the socre of 28 to 17. Thft
strength of the Heppner defense when
it exerted itself, was the noitceable fea
ture of this game. Chldsey and Fergu
son playing at guard worked so effect
ually the Condon team could not score a
banket from the field during the first
half, their two points were made from
fouls. I the serond half Heppner
slowed their play somewhat . and the
Condon forwards, working tnice style.
ran up a neat total of pointB. However
Heppner scored a sufficient number of
points to maintnin a safe lead.
The Fossil game was the climax of
the trip, ending with a 22 to 19 score
in Heppner's favor. It is safe to say
that few high srhool basketball games
of the season have been played at a
faster clip. The men wrung sweat
from their suits like water after the
game. The fight of the Heppner team
which refused to be beaten, even after
a fair lead was serurd by Fossil, was
largely responsible for the victory.
Heppner led In the play of the first ten
minutes, but Fossil staged a sharp
comeback and ended the first twenty
minutes with a score of ten to six In
At the opening of the second half
spurts by both teams only served to
maintain the difference of four point
In the score. At the middle of the half
Heppner bejtan her finish pace, and by
a series of rushes tied the score. In
the effort to maintain her lead Fossil
staged several beautiful bits of team
play. Hut two baskets in the last four
minutes of piny and a smothering de
fense took the heart out of Fossil and
hefore she recovered the whistle blew.
Heppner had no outstanding stars.
Ferguson so effectually covered Morris,
Fossil's star forward, that he wns un
able to score a basket from the field.
In addition to that our "Hindu" rang
up two points with a hnir-raising shot
from mid court during the first half.
Chldacy, playing at standing guard,
broke up many attempts of Fossil to
score and after a trial or so promptly
checked the set of plays of the Wheeler
county men. TVteraon and Aiken were. House bill by Mr. Woodson, per
checked by two good men apiece from ' taining to salaries of officers In Morrow
the start, but managed to get their ' countv, has now passed both houses of
usual proportion of shots. Teterson
frequently took the hall at center tip
off from Jenkins, the lanky Fossil cen
ter, who was some seven Inches taller
than "Hie." Most of Aiken's field shots
wore made while he was turning sum
mersaults In mid nlr. Howell's pass
ing and floor work were of high order.
In feeding the ball down the court to
Peterson nnd Aiken he literally
"smoked" It across the court.
Hetoro tne game eossn was regarne.i ,
ns a chiimplnnsritp possibility In central
Oregon. They hnd twice beaten the
strong Gohlendale team and were cast
ing glances nt the srnto championship
finals at Salem. In the last number of
years Fossil has brought severnl strong
aggregations to her locnl court. In
cluding The Dalles team, nnd previous
to the defeat by Heppner hnd not been
beaten on the homo floor.
The games won last week make a to
tal of five contests won and one lost.
Another game with Lexington Is plan
ned on the next open date.
The team which made the trip to Con
don nnd Fossil was composed of Aiken,
Howell, Peterson, Cbldsey nnd Fergu -
son, with Irwin nnd Young ns spares
At Condon the tenm nut up at the new
hotel and were yell pleased with the
serlvce. While at Fossil they stayed
nt the Commercial hotel where they re
ceived royal treatment.
CAIU OP THASKK.
We in Ish to take this menus of kindly
thnnkfng all friends for their assist
ance and sympathy during the sickness
and death of our beloved husband,
father and brother; also for the beauti
ful floral offerings of friends nnd the
Neighbors of Woodcraft.
MHS ETHEL ASlinAUGH AND
MUS. W. K. WAMlIUnOB.
MISS ANNA ASlinAUOH.
TfflCT MENTION HI
Lodges of I'matllla and Morrow Cona
ties to be Krureaentrd la Large N US
hrrs. Several Teams to Enter Coa
tests An event of Importance in the history
of Oddfellowship In Morrow county will
occur in Heppner on Friday and Satur
day. February 25th and 26th, and It
gives promise of being the largest
gathering of the three-link fraternity
ever held within the confines of our
city, or county either, for that matter.
Every lodge In the district, which com
prises Umatilla and Morrow counties,
is expected to be represented here by
large delegations, and many teams will
enter the contest for esemplification of
the work in the second degree.
There will be presen several officers
of both the Grand Lodge and Grand En
campment. We are informed by members of the
committee of Willow Lodge No. 66 of
Heppner, whose guests the visitors will
be, that the officers of the convention
and the committeemen win have every
thing In readiness by the middle of the
coming week to properly receive and
entertain all visitors.
There Is to be a banquet on Friday
evening, preceding a special meeting of
Cayuse Encampment No. 40 for the pur
pose of conferring degrees. The degree
team of Umatilla Encampment No. 17
of rcndleton will take charge of the
initiation of all candidates present.
Because of the lack of room for car
ing for such a crowd, the I. O. O. F.
lodge has Becured the paillon at the
fair grounds for this convention and
Ihe meetings will be held there.
A general Invitation la extended to
all officers to attend the convention and
take part as-lt Is hoped and expected to
make this one of the very best conven
tions which the order has ever held In
A Jolly good time is assured, and the
officers desire that we state to the good
people of Heppner that they are not to
get frightened, if anything unusual
happens, as it will only be the I. O. O.F.
boys having a good time.
Woodson Hill liaising Par of County
Judge, Superintendent and Treasurer
Passes the Senate.
the legislature nnd will In due course
become a law. This bill Increases the
salaries of the county Judge, school
superintendent and treasurer, the Judge
and superintendent each to receive
J1SO0 and the treasurer $1000 per year
as compensation for their services. The
bill mnkes no change in the salaries of
other officials. This will Increase the
sili,ry hill of the county Just 12000 per
year, nnd these officials will no doubt
appreciate the additional compensation
So far ns wo are Informed, there was
little opposition to the passage of the
Representative IT. J. Overtuft of Ben!
himself representative from a great
sheep district, was the only member of
the house to have courage to fight and
vote against Strayer's S. B. 76 providing
that the sheepherder shnll have a, prior
lion for money due him for services.
Overtuff felt that in view of the heavy
loans made by hankers to help finance
the sheep Industry under unfavorable
, market conditions, the bankers holding
! mortgages on the sheep should tie non-
Hod when n herder hnd a lien against
i the sheen, especially ns a herder's Hen
might ent tip n considerable part of the
value of the sheep or wool. Kepresen
tatlvc Woodson stated that the filing of
the lien wns notice enough, and that In
Justice to the herders the law should be
restored to what It wns years ago, when
their service liens were nhead of any.
nnd all other Incumbrances. This con
tontlim was aggressively supported by
Uepresentntlves Martin, Dnvey and
Cnrsner, the house passed the bill by a
vote of r 4 to 1 and has been approved
by the governor. Mr. Overtuff wns the
only negative, the absentees being Ben
nett, llurdlck, lialhigher, Hunter and
North. -Oregon Voter,
I'has. Thomson departed for Portland
Wednesday to be absent for a few days
on business and pleasure.
FIVE GREAT NEEDS OE
flerond Fomaal Dlaarr of Brotherhood
Held at w Hotel With Iara-e Smm
ber of Men Atteadlns Father and
Son Mertlar Next Month.
Eighty-four men gathered at Hotel
St. Patrick on Monday evening for the
luncheon of the Brotherhood, and to
hear what the program committee had
to present concerning the five greatest
needs of Heppner.
President Howard M. James was In
the chair and prenided with dignity,
seeing to it that no fellow consumed
more than his allotted time In present
in his subject and keeping the machin
ery of the affair moving smoothly. The
band entertained during ftie luncheon
with numerous good selections and re
ceived deserving applause. A number
of speakers were Introduced to bring
before the meeting five of Heppner?
greatest needs, but there was apparent
ly no limit to the number of great needs ,
of this communfty.
Prof. James led off and handed out
what he thought was five of the great
est needs we believe four was as far
as he got when he was called by the
time keeper. Frank E. McMenamin, E.
U Berry. A. M. Phelps and E. M. Shutt
produced their lists, dwelling in part
on some of the items presented by Prof.
James and adding others which ap
peared to be of equal Importance.
These needs included provisions for
playgrounds, cooperation, the band,
law enforcement, roads, electricity, club
house for boys, curfew law enforce
ment, public camp grounds, library,
moving of depot to Heppner, cleaning
up the burnt over district, improving
of cemetery grounds and getting water
on the hill at the cemetery, improving
the efficiency of the city fire depart
ment, etc., and had time permitted
doubtless numerous other "needs'
would have come to the front.
The playground need, however, has
taken concrete form and a committee
was appointed to report on the feasi
bility of this undertaking. Chairman
James has appointed on this committee
E. M. Shutt, B. F. Sorenson and J. W.
A motion was made and carried that
the Brotherhood endorse the county
fair and this organization is now on
record as standing behind the fair for
the coming fall.
The March meeting of the Brother
hood will be a father and son luncheon,
when each member Is expected to bring
his own or some other man's son along
as his guest. It is planned to make
this a very interesting occasion and the
program committee Is expected to be
busy from this date forward in prepar
ing suitable entertainment.
Vnentmons Decision Given Local Teams
at Both Condon and Heppner In Con
test of Wednesday Evening;.
The Heppner high school debating
teams have succeeded in carrying off
all the laurels in the two contests In
which they met teams first from lone
and then on last evening from Condon
The local team was awarded the unani
mous decision of the Judges at Condon
and Heppner, the affirmative team,
consisting of Margaret Woodson and
Audra Grogan, going over to Condon
where they met the Gilliam county high
school team, nnd the Condor, team, Em
ma Smith nnd Virgil Rogers, met
Heppner's negative team, Roland Hum
phreys and F.lmer Peterson, here.
A large audience greeted the debaters
at the high school auditorium last eve
ning, and they were treated to a first
class handling of the subject, "Resolved,
that the principle of the open shop
should be adopted In the industries of
the United States," by the contenders
for debating honors In the state debat
ing league. The young people from
Condon were accompanied by their In
structor, Mrs. Fischer, nnd the manner
in v-hlch they handled the subject for
their side shows them to be well coacji-
ed. but the Heppner boys were able to
convince the Judges that they had the
best of the argument nnd the decision
went to them.
Word received from Condon Is to the
effect that Miss Woodson and Miss
Grogan sustolned their position so well
ns to In like manner get the unanimous
decision of the Judges over there. Their
opponents were Leonard Crawford and
Alton Johnson. They were accompanied
on the Journey by Miss Pnlmateer who
has their training In charge.
This gives the Heppner teams a fairly
good start In the Intersoholastlc debat
ing contest, but they have yet other
laurels to win hefore the goal of rep
resenting the district In the big finals
at Eugene Is reached. Our local pride
prompts us to the hope that they will
keep up to the standard thus far set
and be able to win out In the end.
Curtis Vun in Wrestle at Condon.
Curtis Vault, the Honrdman wrestler,
who has been In Heppner for some time
past, has made a match with Vi 11 John
son of Condon and will wrestle the lat
ter In thnt city on Saturday evening.
A match hoa also been arranged be
tween Vaun nnd Glenn Hadley of Hard
man, and will be staged nt the Star
theater in Heppner on Friday evening.
February !5. This gives promise of be
ing n very Interesting match. Dot h
parties ore In excellent trim nnd will
put up all the "tight" there is In them.
A number of fast preliminaries have al
so been arranged for this occasion
Hadley has beaten nil comers so far,
and he will receive strong backing from
the fans of his home bailiwick.
J. E. Craber was down from Hard
man Saturday. He reports tine weather
conditions out his way and the ground
P.-T. ASSOCIATION OF
DISTRICT NINE MEETS
On January 2 0. a meeting of the Patron-Tea..
I, tr Association was held at
Lor.e Tree s. hoolhouse. It was voted
to buy a gisollne lamp for the school
house. The lamp has Bince been pur
chased. The matter of Joining the state
I'.-T. association was also discussed.
After the regular business, a program
consistir.g of several musical numbers
and recital. ons was given. A social
hour followed, during which all pres
ent enjoyed refreshments consisting of
coffee, cake and sandwiches.
On Fehurary 3. despite Inclement
weather, a large crowd gathered to at
tend an extra meeting of District No. S
P.-T. Association. At this special
meeting the two main features of the
evening were the reading of the Lone
Star Times and a debate. The paper
interested old and young alike. While
you were yet laughing over the latest
joke on jour neighbor, you heard one a
little better on yourself. The topic:
Resolved, That there Is more pleasure
in pursuit than possession, was ably
debated by both sides, under the com
petent leadership of Dwight Misner and
Phil Dolierty. Social hour and refresh
District 1 has another P.-T. Associa
tion meeting on February 17 at Lone
Tree school house. Tou are Invited.
R. V. V.
The snow is about four feet deep on
the summit of the mountains at the
head of Willow creek. At snow stake
No. 31 on the head of Ditch creek snow
is recorded at forty-four Inches. On
the head of Big Butter creek at snow
staTe No. 44 snow is reported at twenty
A couple of cougars are reported to
be preying upon the deer In the Black
Mountain region. Cougars troubled the
sheep in this vicinity last summer. Os
car Davis, while herding for B. B.
Kelly killed one on Pole creek and oth
ers were seen later.
Harrv Welch was over from Pendle
ton on Tuesday. He states that busi
ness is moving along fairly well in the
L'matilla county metropolis.
Hsnrv C. Ashbaugh. a respected citi
zen of Heppner for many years past,
died at his home in this city on Sunday
at B 30 n m.. the immediate cause of his
demise being a carbuncle on the back
of his neck. He became afflicted about
fivp Hnvs before and after being operat
ed upon he gradually grew worse when
the ptut rame rather suddenly on Sun
day evening. Mr. Ashbaugh was aged
42 years and 3 months, and he leaves a
nnd two small daughters, Elisa
beth and Henrietta, besides a brother,
George Ashbaugh, who resides In this
Mr Ashbaugh was a native of Kerry
pontitv Ohio, and he had been a resi
dent of Heppner for 23 years, during
the greater part of which he conauctea
a hinWnmlth and machine shop In this
city, but on account of failing health
he was obliged to retire from the heavy
vrnrk in connection with his business
o,i,t ohont n vear aeo he sold out Just
recently he disposed of what business
nrnnortv he had left adjoining the ma-
tih bon. nnd It was his plan to take
his family and make a visit to his boy
hood home and spend the most of the
rr,ir,o- t In looking tne country
over, seeking a new location.
Ho - married to Miss Ethel Wal-
bridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
vcnihridc-e nloneer residents of this
city, on December 21, 1904, and to them
three children were born. The eldesr.
a son, died when but a few months of
ir,-,. Aehhnnch was a good citiien
hhrhlv resoected In this community.
He was devoted to his family and very
kind and considerate of them at nil
times. He had built a nice home in
u.,., od hnd It not been for his
falling health he was prepared to enjoy
many years of happy life. His funeral
,.-. hold nt the Federated churcn on
Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Stephen D.
Phelps delivering the discourse, and in
terment was in Masonic cemetery.
v McMenamin attended the meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Umatilla Rapids Tower Site association
in rendleton Saturday. From what
Mac says it is no picnic getting ovtr
to the Umatilla county seat town
.,i tho.o davs. In many places the
roads are very bad, especially in Mor
District Nine Pupils Give Pa
triotic Program and Party
Fridnv afternoon, the seventh of Feb
ruary, fathers nnd mothers of District
Nine school were guests of honor at a
,triotio nroc-r.nn and Valentine party
rivon hv the minlls. The afternoons
entertainment was well attended. The
following program was presented.
Song. America, by School and Guests
Flag Salute s"-'"00'
Recitation. Patriotism" Hill ooner
Reading. Gettysburg Address
Flag Exercise 8lx C'M
Song. Medley oho1
Kecitation. "Washington's Lite"
Recitation. "Schoolhouse Flag1'
Recitation. "He Knew Lincoln"
Quotations from Washington and
Kecitation. "The Flag" Esther Imus
Recitation. "My Valentine" Emma Ageo
Illustrated Itlaekbonrd Talk
Recitation. "'"Lincoln" Irene Imus
Song, "Betsy Koss' School
Toasts to Washington and Lincoln .
Aiary ,ic n-u
Then came the fun. The Valentine
box was opened and all received his
share of Valentines. After games ami
refreshments, the party broke up late 'n
R. V. V
HOLDS IIS ELECTION
P. A. XrHnmli I tkews President
mm Jim. W. Prltsen Made Secretary.
Treasurer. Krtirlnc Serrrtsrr Pre
sents Plaanelal Statement.
There was a well attended meeting of
the Commercial Club at the new hotel
last Friday evening, at which tlmn a
number of matters of importance were
taken up and acted upon. The principal
event of the evening was the election
of officers for the ensuing year, and
this was accomplished without any ap
parent opposition, F. A. McMenamin
being chosen president and Jos. W.
Fritsch secretary-treasurer by unani
Prior to the election and at the be
ginning of the meeting, President
Thomson called W. W. Smead to pre
side. Reports were called for from repre
sentatives of the club who attended the
Pendleton meeting of the promoters of
the Umatilla power site project, and F.
A. McMenamin and Jos. W. Fritsch re
sponded in such manner as to Illus
trate they were yet quite thoroughly
innoculated with the spirit Imbibed at
Pendleton on the Saturday before, and
after each speaker had shown the ad
vantage to be derived from the getting
of cheap and abundant electric power
from the proposed project, and streesed.
Its great importance to Heppner, they
were followed by a general discussion
and then the club went on record as
strongly favoring the project and are
now behind It.
It was directed that a resolution be
drawn up endorsing Senator Cham
berlain for a place on the United Btatet
Shipping Board and that same be for
warded to Senator McXary to be by him
presented to President Harding.
Another feature of the evening was
to have been an address on the high
way situation by Commissioner Bar
ratt, but he had been called away ou
business in connection with his office.
President Thomson urged the club to
cooperate with Mr. Barratt In every
possible way in his efforts to get the
Willow creek highway completed to
The newly elected officers mafde short
addresses in which they outlined to
some extent their policies after which
adjournment was had.
The retiring secretary, S. A. Pattison,
who has held the office for the past two
years, presented to the meeting the fol
lowing brief financial statement:
Received from contributing members
from Jan. 1, 1920, to Feb. 1, 1921,
$2429.50. Received from banquet tick
ets sold, 1123.50, a total of 12548.00.
During that time the amount checked
out was J2197.39, leaving a balance on
hand in the two banks of $350.61.
A statement in detail of expenditures
showed the following items:
Paid to band leader, $900; expenses
of delegates to various conventions and
meetings, $193.15; banquets, J27S-SS;
dues to other organisations, $20.00;
printing 5,000 booklets, $175.00: other
printing and rostage, $92.53; clerlcat
work, $7.50; and miscellaneous expenses
Of the miscellaneous items the fol
lowing were of importance: Donation
to Heppner Hotel company to pay for
electric light fixtures for the hotel and
the cost of installation. S4S1.00; wiring
hand stand. $17.30.
The club now has 5S contributing
members, the monthly contributions
raning from 50 cents to $20, and total
ing $153.00 per month.
F1KST CHRISTIAN' CHURCH.
Sunday, February 30, 1821.
Theme for the morning sermon will
be. "The Good Confession," and the Bi
ble School and Communion will be held
as usual. The Christian Kiuleavor will
hold their regular meeting, and follow
ing that at 7:30 the pastor will preach
a sermon to the business men of Hepp
ner. and every business man In the
town is cordially invited to attend.
The theme w ill be "The Gospel In Bus
iness." Everyone welcome at all of these ser
vices. LIVINGSTONE, Minister.
HOI K TO HEM 3 rooms, bath and
sleepinc porch Itiiiuire this ofllce. tf.
U. S. Army
We have a few slight
ly used Good as New
Army Shoes on hand
at low price of
$2 and $3
Just the thing for lamb
ing or farm work-an all
round outdoor shoe
Get yours while they