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Volume 37, Number 50.
HEITXEU OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, lf21.
While lulatlUK Out Advantage fur
Tkla City, Don Not I'rrniiiue to Speak
For Wheeler loanty. ..
A matter that has always been of
much Interest to Heppner ta the
road leading out from thin city to Spray
but with all the hot air that him here
tofore been spent on It, there has never
been anything done that could be con
sidered of benflt to either Heppner oc
the people at the other end of the line.
During all thuau yeurs, too, R. J. Curt
ner has been living at the further end
of the road and he has always been in
terested In its outcome, as one citizen
who Is so situated that he could takti
advantage of such an outlet from his
somewhat bottlud-up section. Just now
there appears to be a way of solving
the problem, and the editor of thla
paper was glad of an opportunity of
talking it over with Mr. Curs nor while
he was In the city during the past
To sum up what Mr, Oarsnor had to
say, It resolves Itself down to the prop
osition of getting this road on the
highway map of the stiite, and this he
believes can be done now. At the meet
ing of the state highway commission
In Portland last week, which was at
tended by Mr. Carsner and others from
this section, It was shown that body
that It could tako a little different view
of the Ileppner-Hpray proposition than
they were adopting in a general way
toward all new road propositions, for
this Is nut a new thing. A large por
tion of this road, from Heppner to the
Grant or Wheeler county line. Is pro
vided for under the J70.0U0 appropria
tion now made by Morrow county, an 1
It Is brought under the category of
what Is known as a post road. Mr.
Carsner and Judge Campbell miule it
clear to the commission that this road
would not now claim anything from the
state in the way of financial assist
ance, and if It could be adopted by the
state now and roe'e the indnrsemt nt
of the rummlioi! It would assist It.
getting aid for Us construction from
both the federal government and the
forest service, and funds neoesHarv fur
construction could be had to match
what the county has already put up.
thus assuring the proper construction
of the road Mr. Carsner Is of the
opinion that the commission will take
this view and this road will be placed
on the map.
This road would be the connect Ing
link. Mr. Carsner explains, of the Ore-
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I Notice! Notice! I
!AX NOTICES WILL
j not be mailed out from this
office as has heretofore been the
custom. Anyone desiring their
notice will please request the same
Pre-Eatter Revival Service
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
SMarch 20-27, 1921
Tlio IliciiioH chosen follow the movements of the
Christ from His Tmimphul Entry into Jerusalem, to
His KesHiiiTeelion. They will be of interest and help
1. Sunday A. M. The Triumphal Entry.
2. Sunday Evening The Challenge.
.'!. Monday The Day of Authority.
4. Tuesday The Day of Controversy.
5. Wednesday The Day of Retirement.
6. Thursday The Day of Fellowship.
7. Friday The J ay of Suffering.
8. Friday P. M. Children's Service.
i). Saturday The Day of Silence and Sorrow.
10. Sunday A. M. The Day of the Miracle of Mir
acles. .11. Sunday Evening The New Day for the World.
You are cordially invited to attend alf of these
services. Thev will help von. Evening services at
7:30 o'clock. COME.
W. O. LIVINGSTONE, Minister.
i Kon-Washington Highway and the Co
lumhia Highway with every Important
I mad in the Eastern Oregon section,
' and when completed would no doubt
'cause much travel to pass through this
j way. The John Hay highway would be
tapped at Spray, the McKensie highway
1 at Mitchell and The Halles-Californla
highway at or near Itedrnond on the
HeMchutes, and the importance of this
cannot fail to Interest our people. Mr.
Carsner feels that now Is the time to
strike for this road, and to strike hard
As Grant county will not appropriate
any money to Join up with Morrow
county as the Heppner-Hardman road
Is now surveyed, there should be no
objection to making the detour as pro
posed by Mr. Carsner and turn toward
, Spray. What money we can get should
1 take us to the edge of the forest re
serve, leaving six miles to be cared for
by the forest authorities on to the
Wheeler county line, and from this
point on there would be six miles more
through the reserve and the balance
would be up to Wheeler county to make
the connection with the John Hay high
way. Just what that county would do
in the matter Mr. Carsner does not pre
sume to say, but feels that the problem
can be satisfactorily worked out.
YOUNG MAN INJURED BY
DISC DRILL IMPROVING
Truman White, who has been work
ing on the farm of Claude White in
Sand Hollow, was seriously Injured one
day last week when the team of mules
he was driving took a notion to run,
Mr. While was knocked down and the
heavy drill passed over him with the
result that his throat was gashed, his
rifcht ear nearly severed and three ribs
were crushed in. Dr. McMurdo was
called to attend him and reports that
he Is now getting along quite well
When the accident happened, young
White was alone at the ranch. His In
juries were very severe and It required
several days to ascrtnin to what ex
lent he had been hurt Internally.
Will Study Music at Walla Walla.
Miss Gladys Lane departed on Satur
day for Walla Walla where she will
continue her studies in music and voice
culture. For the past year Miss Lane
has been bookkeeper at the Farmers
Stockgrowers National Hank In this
city which position she now gives up
in order to pursue her musical studies.
Miss Lane has a very fine contralto
Voice and the opportunity to develop
this under a very competent instructor
at Walla Walla has been presented and
the many friends of Miss Lane here are
rejoicing in her good fortune as they
feel that proper training only is needed
to place her In the list of those that
stand high in musical circles. She was
accompanied as far ns Pendleton by her
sunt, Mrs. M. T, Clark.
Woman wants day worn. Call noon
or nlirbt phone 735. city. tf.
OFFHI5 HANDS AT LAST
u "- s At
One hundred and three men and boys
sat down at the tables at the father
and son luncheon at the hotel on Mon
day evening, and the meeting was pro
nounced by all a splendid success. Each
father was to bring his or some other
fellow s son; likewise the member hav
ing no son was urged to go out In the
b: - ways and find a boy that was to be
his guest on this occasion, so practic
ally every member present had a boy at
his side at the table, and the young fel
lows seemed to appreciate the honors
extended to the fullest degeree.
Just prior to the opening of the set
program, and following the luncheon,
President James presented before the
assembly the Heppner hatchet, a for
midable tool, which, he explained, he
had discovered was responsible for most
all of our troubles, and asked what
should be done with It. A motion was
promptly made and carried that the
hatchet be buried, never again to be
dug up by the Brotherhood; but that If
any other organisation of the city found
that it was needed It would be up to
them to resurrect the implement. To
this end a committee consisting of E.
Tl. Huston, Vnwter Crawford and Fred
Tash was appointed by the president to
take the Heppner hatchet to its final
Messrs. E, M. Shutt and J. W, Heard,
the committee on playground, presented
their report In neat and appropriate
speeches, stating that arrangements
had been made with L. V. Gentry, for
a portion of the lower end of the Mar'
latt field, and Mr. Heard stated that
work was already progressing toward
getting a baseball ground In shape,
and that other and further improve
ments of the tract as an athletic field
would be made as funds could be pro
vided. Mr. Gentry did not limit them
as to the amount of land they might
use. As the Brotherhood fs not a
money raising organization, the matter
of providing the funds for this play
ground Is left open.
The program as announced In last
issue was then carried out. Hon. C. E
Woodson opening with a short address
on wliat kind of a boy the town needs.
W. O. Livingstone, speaking In place of
Elmer Peterson who had been called
away, on what kind of a town a boy
needs. Tod Young presented what kind
of a dad a bny needs and S. E. Notson
closing with what kind of a boy dad
needs. Introductory to this part of the
profi-am, Alex Glbbs, assisted by Mrs
Gibbs at the piano, gave a number of
humorous Scotch son eg that were high
ly appreciated. Because one of the
leading members could not reach
Heppner, the band had to forgo its part
on the program, much to the regret of
all present at the luncheon.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Millions of our neighbors, Just over
the wny, nre on the verge of starvation.
Thousands nre dying every day. Many
are Killing themselves and their chil
dren to escapo the slow death by sta--vation.
Tho Chinese are our friends.
They were our allies In tho Rre.it war
This very district whore the famine
now prevails sent two hundred thous
and men to France. They pave bo
much food stuffs that they were short
of seed, nnd that Is one of the reasons
why the famine Is so serious. Shall we
The Oovernment has; Appropriated
1500,000.00 for transportation of food
across the ocean. Tho railroads are
offering to haul the grain free. We
must let tho railroads know within the
next few days how many cars we will
need. In order to do this, every farm
er who will donate a few bushels of
wheat should notify J. W. Frltsch, Sec
retory Heppner Commercial Club by
phone or mall, nt onco. Every person
who will donate money should notify
J. J. Nys, Heppner, and send It In so the
money may be used In buying Morrow
county wheat to be sent with the wheat
donated. Wheat delivered nt Heppner
mny be left at tho Tri-Stato Terminal
Company's warehouse: at Lexington at
plnce to he designated by K. Tj. Bench;
at lone, at a placo to be designated by
Olve what you can, fifty cents, a dol
lar, ten dollars, or more In money, five,
ten, twenty-tlve bushels of wheat. Hut,
whatever you do, 110 IT QUICKLY.
Monnow county must do its
Mr. nnd Mrs. C. W. McNamer of lone
wcie visitors In Heppner for a short
lime on Tuesday. Thoy were accom
panied by Mrs. Chas. Devln.
FILE LONG PETITION
A Full PresentHtlon of Every Act and
'I hiug Performed by the Hoard Since
February 10th, lltlWt, Is l'ut Ip to
Judge Phelps for Hevlew.
There was filed in the Circuit Court
of Morrow county this week a petition
on the part of the board of directors of
the John Day Irrigation District pray
ing that all the acts of the said direct
ors since the 10th day of February,
1120, be confirmed by the court. This,
of course, includes the action taken by
the board of directors of the district
with reference to the recent election,
and the complete minutes of each and
every meeting that has been held, and
every item of expenditure made is fully
set forth in exhibits accoinpaning and
made part of the petition.
The petition or complaint is filed un
der a statute which was passed in 11 9
by the Oregon legislature, whereby it
makes It possible fvr the board of di
rectois of an irri&i..ou district, by pe
tition, to commence proceedings in the
circuit court of the county in which th
office of such district is located for the
purpose of having judicial examina
tion and judgment of the court as to
the regularity and legality of the pro
ceedings of the district.
Under a similar petition, all the acts
of the board of directors of the district
had before 1920 were confirmed by or
der of the circuit court of Morrow
county, entered under date of Febru
ary 20 1920.
There had been some questioning on
the part of land owners within the John
Day district regarding the supplemen
tal contract or agreement entered Into
with John H. Lewis. Paragraph 15 of
the petiion has reference to this, and Is
"Your petitioners would further show
the supplement agreement between the
John Pay Irrigation District and John
H. Lewis mentioned in Paragraph XXII
and filed as exhibit in this peti
tion was entered into upon the theory
that additional land would eventually
be included in said district and that it
would be an advantage to the district
to execute said supplement agreement.
"Your petitioners further show that
since tho execution of said supplement
agreement it appears that the said ad
ditional land will not be included in
said district for some time and that
your petitioners are desirous of reclnd
ing nnd cancelling said supplement
agreement and of declaring the original
agreement between the said district and
John IT. Lewis in full force and effect.
"Your petitioners would show that
they were informed and believe that
the said John IT. Lewis will consent to
reminding and cancel said supplement
agreement and allow the original con
tract between said parties in full force
Tn order to give the full purport of
the petition ns filed without having to
set forth in detail the language of the
entire document, we give the last clause
of the complaint:
"Wherefore, your petitioners pray for
a decree of this court ns follows: First
that the court confirm the decision of
the board of directors of the John Day
Irrigation District in declaring the re
sults of the election held on the 11th
dny of January, 1?21, and In ordering
certificates of election to be issued to
Clay C, Clark and Edward Kietmann
nnd that the Court declare the nets and
proceedings of the board of directors
of the John Pay Irrigation District In
connection with the election held In
said district on the 11th day of January
1021, to be legal and regular. Second,
That the Court confirm nnd declare reg
ular and legal tho assessment of fifty
cents nn acre of every acre of irrigable
land In said district which assessment
was made on the day of
1920, nnd that the acts and proceedings
of the said board of directors in con
nection therewith are regular and legal.
Third, that tho court confirm and de
clare regular nnd legal the exclusion of
the Innd described in paragraph ...
of this petition nnd declare that the
acts and proceedings of said board In
connection therewith are regular and
legal. Fourth. That the court confirm
nnd declare that nil the acts of the
board of directors of the John Day Irri
gation District wore within the scope
of power nnd authority.'
Tho petition was prepared and filed
by Frank A. McMenamln, attorney for
tho board, who states that ho will here
after have ns additional nssociate coun
sel In handling tho legal affairs of tho
district, Mr. John K. Kolloek of Port
land, nn attorney who is a recognised
authority tn nil matters pertaining to
HOVE PIRATES OF i
A Beautiful Operetta to be Presented
to the Heppner Public by Pupils of
the High School.
The lisrht opera, in two acts. Love Pi
rates of Hawaii, for which the pupils of
Heppner high school have been prepar
ing for several weeks past under the
able direction of Miss liernice Dafoe,
musical instructor, will be presented
to the Heppner public at the Star thea
ter on next Tuesday. There will be a
matinee for the children only, in the
afternoin, and then the regular per
formance in the evening.
This opera is an arrangement of
r;tis M. Carrington, a composer of note
and Miss Dafoe has succeeded in bring
ing out Its very best interpretation by
the performance of her pupils. It con
sists of nine special characters besides
a chorus of some twelve voices repre
senting Hawaiian girls and eight pi
rates. There are many beautiful solos
and thrilling choruses, and the prepar
ation of the opera Is complete in all
There is in store for the patrons of
the school and the public generally a
rare treat, and knowing as we do the
appreciation of our people of every
thing of a local nature, we can be
speak for the Love Pirates of Hawaii
a crowded house at both performances.
U. of 0. Glee Club Will Be
In Heppenr On April First
The Girls' Glee Club of the Univer
sity of Oregon, composed of twenty
two singers and musicians, an assem
blage of musical talent which repre
sents the bent in the state university,
will stage in Heppner on April 1 a per
formance replete with stunts, new
songs, and skilled soloists. This Is the
first time in several years that the girls
glee club of the University has sched
uled a trip Into counties east of the
Enterprise, LaGrande, Baker, Pen
dleton, Heppner and Hood River are in
cluded in the girls' itinerary through
the eastern section of the state. The
club will travel in a special car on the
main line of the O-W. R. & N. The or
ganization which is to visit the east
ern Oregon towns this year during the
spring recess at the University has
been built around a nucleus of mem
bers of last year's club which made a
successful tour of 'southern Oregon
towns during the annual trip.
Contrary to custom, the glee club has
appeared in a home concert before go
ing out into the state. On February 25
the girls gave their program in Eu
trene and met with unprecedented suc
cess. Leland A. Coon, director of the
club, believes that this home concert
and the one given previously In Ppring
fleld have helped the girls much in
achieving their present excellent and
well -ba la n ceil organization. The suc
cess of the concert given In Eugene In
sured the tnur Into the eastern Oregon
towns during the Faster recess.
Following is the personnel of the
girla' glee club booked to Rppear in
Heppner on April 1: Alice Gohlke.
Portland: Lean Zink, Sterling, Neb.:
Esther Wilson. Plainfleld, Conn.: Flor
ence Garrett. Hillsboro: Genevieve
Clancy, Portland; Dorris Hoefler, As
toria: FJIoise MePherson, Portland;
Vashtl IToskins. Pendleton; Constance
Miller, Portland: Marian Linn, Eugene;
Mell Gaylord. Tillamook: Naomi Wil
son, Med ford : Pern ice Alstock, Port
land: Imogene Letcher, Portland; Laura
Rand, Portland; F-elle Chatburn. Marsh
field; Kathrine Raker, Portland; Al
berta Carson, Hood River; Rett! Kessi.
Corvallls: Marvel Pkeels, Coquille; Irene
Rugh, Eugene: Gladys Keeney, Port
land; Krlederike Sehilke, La Grande;
Margaret Phelps. Pendleton.
Judge Phelps Here March 22.
Judge Gilbert W. Phelps will come
over from Pendleton nnd hold a short
session of court here on Tuesday, Mar.
22. A number of naturalization cases
will be heard, and tho court will also
take up other matters appearing on the
oi ket at that time.
Would Huy Morrow County Horses.
W. H. French came up from his
home at Forest Grove during tho past
week and has been looking over the
horse market here. He desires to pur
chase a number of young, well broke
animals, suitable for draft purposes
but not too heavily charged with East
ern Oregon pep, So far Mr. French has
not been able to get a lino on just what
he wants. He says that he might take
over a few head from John Olden, but
Mr. Olden's animals are all pets nnd
scorn to bo worth too much money so
much in fact that John cannot be In
duced to part with them. Mr. French
deals In good horses and mules and
operates quite an extensive stock busi
ness nt Forest Grove. While In Mor
row county he Is stopping at the home
of Mr. Olden on Rhea creek.
To Them n Daughter Is Horn.
Grandfather J. L. Yeager stepped in
to our ollice long ennuiih Monday morn
ing to announce that on Friday. March
11th. at their home in Clarkston, Wn,.
a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
James Walter Yentrer. The little lady
has been named Margaret Lorotta and
weighed 7 pound:. Congratulations of
Heppner friends nre extended to Mr.
and Mrs. Yeager upon this happy e.-ent
M'.AHI.V TWO HOt HS OF S DK.
On Friday. March IS. the Adult Class
and teachers of iho I.cxlncton Congre
gational Sunday School will give the
play. Jones vs Jinks at tho hlh school
auditoriutrt.. This Is a mock trial, a
rip-roaring farce in one act.
Nearly two hours of side-splitting
Admission 25 nnd RO cents.
County t lerK liters Issued ft mar
riage license on Saturday to Mr. Frank
J. WUUos of Top, Oregon and Miss Pom
A. Howell of Hardinan.
LOCAL SHRINERS HAVE
! The I'xal fihnners met around the
banquet board on Friday evening last
at the hotel and enjoyed a good social
j time. The meeting was considered very
su-cesful and plans were laid for the
; organization of a Morrow County Shrln
I ers Club. These meetings will b held
at Intervals during the year and It Is j
eipccted that all Shriners residing In,
the county will become Interested and j
i J'.in. At the meeting Friday evening:
' the following were chosen an executive !
committee for the perfection of plans;
l of organization: S. E. VanVactor, Frank'
Gilliam, M. D. Clark, W. E. Pruyn, R. E. j
I Cr ego, secretary. -
' The following Shriners were guests
I at the meeting: John Her, W. R. I, win,
j M. D. Clark, Frank Gilliam, W. E.
Truyn, S. E. VanVactor, Roy V. Whltels.
j George Aiken, Ray Ager, C. C. Chick, j
I Ralph Thompson. C. E. Woodson, R. E. !
I Crego. w. O. Moore, S. W. Spencer and
i C. M. Sims. I
ARTHUR DYKSTRA SELLS
HIS BALM FORK RANCH
E. M. Shutt and R. M. Oviatt this
week closed a land deal In which Ar
thur Dykstra, one of our must success
ful farmers and stockmen, has traded
hiB Malm Fork ranch, six miles east of
Heppner, consisting of $62 acres, to Will
Grimes of Halsey, for his 302-acre
wheat, dairy and clover farm, 18 miles
south of Albany. It Is located a quar
ter of a mile from the electric car line,
running from Portland to Eugene, Is
said to have fine improvements and Is
considered one of the best farms In
Linn county. Both parties to the deal
are advertising auction sales of per
sonal property to take place in the near
future, and will exchange places about
Friends in Heppner are in receipt of
word from Eugene which states that
Mrs. Lucy T. Wedding, formerly head
of the English department in our school.
Is seriously ill with partial paralysis.
Airs. Wedding Is now at Eugene receiv
ing treatment and it is expected that
she will recover. She has had charge
of the school at Reedsport
In this issue Is the advertisement of
the bankrupt sale of all the personal
property of Monaghan Brothers at Lex
ington. F. A. McMenamin of this city
will have charge of the sale, which is
held l,y virtue of an order of A. M. Can
non, referee in bankruptcy. The date
of the sale is March 25 at the livery
ham in Lexington.
Mrs. J. W. Baird underwent a very
successful operation at the Moore hos
pital on Tuesday for the removal of a
tumor from which she had been suffer
ing for many months. Dr. Chick, as
sisted hy Dr. McMurdo, performed the
operation and Mrs. Baird is doing well
at the present, having rallied in lino
shape from the effects of the operation.
The Students of Heppner I
High School Present f
Love Pirates I
of Hawaii I
A Light Opera in Two Acts
Tuesday, Mar. 22
This is a very delightful enter
tainment and includes many
beautiful solos, thrilling
choruses and much cap-.
Matinee for Children Only
Tuesday, 3 O'clock, 25c
Evening Performance 7:30
Adults 75c Children 50c
Word was conveyed to Heppner this
morning announcing a tragedy at
Monument shortly after the noon hour
yesterday. P. D. Crampton, principal
of the Monument school, killed himself
by shooting after having made careful
preparation for the act lie was mak
ing his home with Mr. and Mrs. Sam O.
Cochran, having a room upstairs, to
which he repaired Just after the noon
meaL Mr. and Mrs. Cochran hearing
some disturbance In the room went to
investigate and found the young man
lying on the bed dead from the effects
of a pistol shot.
Mr. Crampton had evidently been con
templating the taking of his life as a
will was found making full disposal of
all his property. Just what motive was
back of the act was not reported. He
was successful in his school work, this
being his second year as head of the
Monument school, and there was no ap
parent reason, whatever, for the young
man taking his life.
A father and some brothers of Mr.
Crampton live at Albany, and to thesa
he left what property he had, save a
few small keepsakes that he directed
be given to Mr. and Mrs. Cochran. The
tragedy has cast a gloom over the
Battery Electric Service Sta
tion Passes to New Owners
Jos. W. Fritsch has disposed of his
Interests in the Battery Electric Service
Station to I. E. Clabaugh of Salem, and
the latter has taken charge, the deal
being closed on Tuesday evening. Del
bert Clabaugh, who has been in the
employ of Mr. Frltsch for several
months, and who is a man of experience
in the battery business, will continue
!n charge and will be joined a little la
ter by his father who will move here
from Salem. He is also being assisted
by his brother James.
Mr. Fritsch Is undecided as to Just
what he will do as he has no Intention
of leaving Heppner at the present time.
He has been here for the past two
years and during that time has devel
oped a splendid battery business and
having also made many friends here
in a business and social way, he is
loath to make a move to some other
point. We shall hope to see Mr. Frltsch
get located in some other line of work
in Heppner that he and his little fam
ily may thus be enabled to continue
making their home In our city.
To the new managers of the Battery
Electric Service Station we extend
greetings and bespeak for them a con
tinuation of the fine business that the
retiring proprietor has enjoyed.