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Volume 38, No. 2.
Subscription S2.00 Per Year
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Any Ta&t-a Cullcetrd frum Land Ownera
In John lliiy Irrigation llinlrict u lie
Held IVuililiK Further Order- of the
ruurC llrmurrtT tu Klretlim Cane
Overruled. OgiluiiiD Itrailrrrd.
In the nuit of the Northern Pacific
Railway ami ti number of thy laud
owners within the John Day Irriga,
t ion District against John Day Irriga
tion District, M. 1). Clark, C. O. Hark,
Kdward Itielmann, K. A. McMerramln,
K. K. Hrown, Lewis and Clark, John
II Lewis, Morrow County, (illllarn
County and I'mntllla County, ami hav-
lug for Its purpose the holding up of
the collt'ction of the tax levied on the
lands within the irrigation district, and
now extended upon the rolls of each
county ahove named.
In this connection, also, there Is ,r
suit tiled wherein the recent election
lielil In the John Day Irrigation Dis
trict Is contested, this suit belnpr enti
tled A. h. Henrlkwn vs. Clay r. Clark.
F.dwnrd Itii lmann and M. D. Clark. In
this proceeding, Judge Cilhert V.
I'helps has handed down the following
opinion oti demur to notice of contest
This Ih a proceeding brought under
sectlun 733 Oregon Laws to contest the
election of certain directors of the John
Day Irrigation District. A demurrer
has heen interposed hy the defendants
to the notice of contest upon the
1. That the defendants are named as
such In tholr Individual capacity rather
than hy their olllclal tltln, anil
2. That the notice does not state
facts sufficient to constitute a basis
of contest.
As to the first ground of demur it
may he said that a proceeding of tills
nature Is not to he confused with the
ordinary action or suit, and in my opin
ion the suillciency of the title Is not
to be measured In the same manner.
The alleged cause of contest named
each of the defendants as directors of
the Urination District, and specifically
notille.l the individuals that the will
and does contest the election of Kd
l:ielmnrn ami Clay C. Clark, "as Id
lest,,; H of the John Day Irrigation Dis
trict " This I think in fliciet.1
The second ground of demur "raises
Iho question as to whether a candidate
for the olitce of director mu-d he nom
inated as provided for hy the Irriga
tion District Code, before he may legal
ly I elected to that office.
In the i ooslilcrntlon of this question
Jt Is well always to keep In mind the
basic idua runninK with the growth of
constitutions and laws, to the effect
that no .planned voter shall be denied
the privilege of eastlngf the vote for
whomsoever he pleases nnd of having
his vide counted. The. constitution uf
the Slate of Oregon provides that "nil
elections shall he free ami ciua!" end
the Supreme Court of this stato In Its
consti act ton of tlii language has said:
"To be Tree- means that the voter
fdiiltl be left In the exercises untramm
irled, whether by civil or military au
thority, of his riKbt or privilege no
Impediment or restraint of any char
acter Loini! imposed upon him, either
directly or indirectly, . as shall hinder
or prevent him from participation at
the polls. The word ciual hart a differ
ent siiinillcaliini; every elector has the
right to have hiH vote counted for all
It is worth. In proportion to the whole
number of qualified electors desiring to
M-ilse their privilege, so that the
terns flee' and 'eiirral' used as they
arc correhillvely, signify that the elec
tions shall not only be opened and
ufitramini led to all persons endowed
Willi the elective franchise but shall be
closed to all not In enjoyment of such
While It is not necessary to a deci
sion In this matter that the constitu
tional iiuestlons be considered, It would
reein that a holding to tho effect that
only ihose persuns placed In nomina
tion through tho privileges of iho law,
could be voted for, would be to hold
the- ncl Itself tincnn si 1 1 a I lona 1, as do
ming the right of the elector to vote
for whom he pleases. The qiialillcntlon
of the parties for whom tho votes are
claimed to have been cast Is not In the
lint In my opinion the Act which pro
vides .for the election of directors of
an Irrigation district Is In Itself sulll
clent. In negative any constitutional
iiui'stions, because evidently the Leg
islature sought to avoid, and did avoid
such question by providing for the
"writing In" ihc names of the elect
ors' choice for tho olllco of director.
We (In, I that by Section 7310, "Candi
dates may be nominated for any olec
lion held hcroiimler in lire same man
ner as candidates may he nominated at
Ihu. orgnnicnlion election," and by Sec
tion 7MS which deals wilh the manner
of conducting the organization election
we find tho relaxation of tho genoral cl
od Ion laws so as to provide a simpler
manner of nominating candidates nnd n
direction Hint, "Hie eminty clerk shall
'iniise the names of all persons bo nom
inated to bo placed on the ballots as
candhlales for the respective ollloes
for which said persons shall havo heen
llomlnnlcil; provided, such ballots shall
lime n blank line thereon under Hip
miiiies printed wherein may lie vtrltlen
the mime or nny candidate voted far."
This lust provision Is merely a rec
ognition of the constitutional rights
nnd privileges above mentioned. And
at any rate It Is a part or this law,
and It must bn apparent to nny disin
terested person that tho blank linn on
the ballot ivns required so Hint It might
lie used by the elector In designating
his choice of candidates, nnd voting for
Hindi person of his choice
' Ciiinlldntes for the office .qf director
may without great, trouble or dllllcully
procure a nominal ion, nnd thus have
the decided advantage over nny other
cnnillihrle who Is not. thus nominated, j
For In the, one case Iho namo of the
cniiiildnle Is printed upon Iho ballot nnd
In Hie other (he name Is not printed.
(Continued on Pago 8.)
Moonshiner Is Corralled
arid Assessed Heavy Fine!
Sheriff McDulTee and K. Ft. Urown
rounded up Lurn (lorilon and brought
him to town yesterday morning. Lum
was out in the hills beyond Uig Butter
creek and engaged in the occupation of
dinilling moonshine liquor. At the time
he was taken he had some 350 gallons
of corn mash going through the pro
cess of distillation, arid this was taken
charge of also by the otlicers, Upon
being taken before Justice Comet, Gor
don plead guilty and he was assessed
a line of t'A, to which was added
"' as costs, hum seemed to be sor
ry for only one thing, and that was
that he had been taken in before he
had finished his making of the booze,
as he could have disposed of the stuff
for sullicient money to greatly aided
in the paying of his fine. Only recent
ly he had been able to get rid of some
ten quarts here and he thinks Ileppno.
a good Held for such operations. From
some appearances we, are led to accept
the assertion of Mr. r)ordpn,' as there
is much evidence that some such dope
as he -w'-as preparing has been freely
distributed in these parts. Mr. Gordon
has arranged to settle (lis line with Hie
Iniit', Oregon, April 13, '11
fcMltor Cdzvtte-I'inias, ; -
. our friend J'atHtjun is using.cimslder
atilo fqi;ue in regard to u taxpayers
nwi'tlnK tie Id in Tone "nnd trios to give
ihe public to understand that said
mating wan witiri'lv my affair.
For the infonnatimi of all concerned
hit mi' state that Ha id meet inn
railed hy country taxpayers who do not
reside in June; that few lone residents
attended; that hut two or three lone
lestdenlH took part in the discussion;
that Mr, Woodson received ahout as
much notice as anyone for having voted
Inci cased Malarics after same had been
vntcd down on the atne ballot on
which he was elected. No objections
w-'ie raised at.;ainst salary paid com
mt.ioneifl nor that of Judge Campbell
before the Increase Waf iut on. 1 an
well as othera mated that we nhould
pay our Jude and enmmipsio lorn a
fuifhcient salary to Induce capable bus
iness men to take the oHieew and that
we cannot expect a business adminis
tration from uilieiaU who have not
in.ule a success of their private ftffatrs.
This is not a charity affair and there
fa much important financing connected
with it,
the ITcrnli states, 'Tcrhaps, atter all.
the failure of the highway builders to
pave lune'a principal thoroughfare la
about the biggest dead fly in Ione'a
ointment jar." I made answer to this
"lap at lone and he evaded the issue
hy stating that I had agreed with hl.s
ideas regarding most of the points at
ifsue. Itld my answer in lat week's
Independent auree with him? Did he
have any comeback on that "dead fly"
For tho information of readers who
do not read the lone paper I will ask
you to print my side of the highway
situation through lone.
Locating .Knglneer Baldock spent
considerable time in surveying: and
studying the different routes and after
making estimates on cost and the mat
ter of danger to the traveling public
lie decided that it was cheaper to build
through on a straight, level street
where not a single rock would be found
in neaily a mile of grade than to build
on a rocky hillside where much blast
ing and many bridges and culve. ts
would be necessary. Also that there
was mm h less danger in having a
dossing at each end of Main street
than at the point of the present ap
proach to the highway which is decid
edly a death trap. Mr. I!aldoek propos
ed that in order to insure a permanent
unobstructed view nt the eastern cross
In k that tone should buy a quarter
block of land. We did so and he locat-
d on Main street. The county court
ami highway oillcials evidently thought
iialdock's route right as they advertis
ed for bills ami let the contract on his
survey ami so matters stood until T5.
U Vinton had been on the job several
months. The first heard of a change
was when one of Vinton's surveyors
let it out that Vinton had some grudge
against some lone citizens nnd that he
was going to "show them" by running
the mid around them. Vinton was the
man to demand a change. We asked
the counsel of the county ofllcials. They
had not a word for the street route, but
upheld Vinton. We took the matter up
with highway ollieials, they could make
no excuse, except that they would not
mio into Tone unless we would build
overhead crossings, but did promise to
meet with us again before changing
the route. The next we hoard was
thai they had eliminated the crossings
fat an additional cost of Ji.VlOO to the
Pidn't, the same commission know
that they had allowed a grnde crossing
on a sharp curve behind n backstop at
Arlington on the main Columbia high
way? Ts this n more Important road?
What would have happened If llepp-
imr had been so treated ?
Would 'Tut" havo discovered a "dead
11 y."
Let him devour tho Mys from his own
ointment before looking to Tone.
T would like for him to publish n
statement of tlte total expenses of op
eration of tho county oatorpilar from
Iho time it pulled off tho Cloosoherry
road until It pulled off Khea creek, In
cluding wages paid for operator and
assistants and all Itema connected
therewith, nlso state just how many
hours were spent with said caterpillar
on actual construction of grade.
Yours for a business administration,
Tnttustrlal Insurance In northweslorn
states is secured ns low as one per oont
on Ihe payrolls under optional system
not used In Oregon.
l -hJ. r5 A ( 5HIME5 OK WASrll yW'&W
rMrs.)VM- I'U BET WE - ' 77
' weit wiu. ' 'if
(By h. A. Hunt.)
The executive committee of the Mor
row County Wool Urower with a Ur ge
number of prominent sheepmen met In
tlie local Farm Bureau office at Hepp-
ner, to discuss matters of importance
to their Industry Saturday evening.
Reports were read covering the coy
ote eainpainn as so fur conducted in
this county showing that since Feb
ruary first, 1921 the government trap
pers which have been brought Into the
county through the co-operative effort
of the Farm Hureau and sheepmen have
a counted for 164 coyotes and 20 bad
purs. The expense to the county ac
counting for this number of animals to
date has been J251.00. This is certainly
a very economical way In doing bus
iness. Home twenty-five members have
made themselves financially responsible
carrying on this campaign and In
order to spread tho cost of same as
equitable as possible have decided to
fk every wool grower In the county
to pay their proportionate expense and
the assessment for the first six months
of the campaign will amount to $3.00
per thousand head.
, Harold Dobyns who Is working for
the sheepmen In this county has heen
very successful individually in doing
hiM part of the work. Altogether there
are four men who are catching some
eoyotes In this county.., .v ,
The sheepmen undertook a spirited
discussion of the cost of sheep shearing.
Tho fact was pointed out that during
the time of high prices of wool the
sheepmen divided with the shearers and
paid as high as 22 1-2 cents per head
for shearing sheep. That was while
wool was 50 cents a pound or better.
At the present time it Is doubtful If
there is any sale for wool at all. No
sales are reported as high as 20 centj
This would Indicate that the sheep
men are facing a very serious market
condition this year. In view of the fact'
that Hie shearers reaped a good harvest
when prices were high the sheepmen
feel that It Is only fair that they di
vide losses. The meeting was unani
mous In going on record favoring 10
ccnis a head price for shearing sheep
w ith a double pay for bucks. In some
places Irr Idaho the price, is 9 cents a
head with the shearers to pay a $1 a
day board. It Is the understanding of
the meeting that the price to be paid
avound Condon is not to be above 10
cents. This seems to the wool growers
to be a fair price and they stated that
overy effort would be made to see that
tlreir neighborhood sheepmen conform
ed to this price.
Hnnd IIhiIIv Hurt.
, (Verge Thomson Is carrying about a
badly hurt hand this week. Just be
cause he thought he was still young, he
is suffering; one party, who claimed to
know, says that (Jeorge was trying to-'
"show off" hetVre the ladles, but what
ever thoughts he might have entertain
ed at the time does not salve his hurts.
Oporge had received information that
His cabin on Willow creek, just a short
dlslnnce below the Ploeum sawmill, and
where his family spends their summer
vacation, had1 been' broken into; so he
traveled up that way Sunday afternoon
to make an investigation. Arriving
opposite tire cabin he found it necessary
to get across Willow creek; so he pick
ed up a pole lying In the edge of the
stream that seemed just tho proper size,
and proceeded to vault the creek. The
pole was slick from lying In the water
ami when the weight of Mr. Thomson
bore dowrt on it his left hand slipped
over a broken nail or two, with tho re
sult thnt the member was badly torn
anil lacerated In a zig zag fashion.
Luckily there was a bottle of peroxide member of some other church, you will
In Ihe cabin nnd Mr. Thomson used this i be welcomed nt nny time as our guest,
liberally on the wound and It was thou If you aro a stranger In our town come
oughly cleansed. While nt present ho Is : nnd let's get acquainted. Morning; Bl
caused considerable pain, he does not ! bio school, Communion and Preaching
Anticipate nny serious results. Ho found
Ihe cabin had not been disturbed,
Turner Sheering lMnnt lleglna Work.
The Frank Turner shearing plant and
crow sliiited up work with tho h. V.
Oentvy sheep on tho John Currln ranch
northwest of Cecil the last of the week,
and were compelled to lay oft on Tues
day on accntint'tif tho rain. .The John
(llasscock crew began operations nt tho
Mike Marshall place on Friday. These
crews will be kept busy from now on
to tho end of the shearing season In
Morrow county.
Uugeno Issued 30 building permits In
Mutch, total $36,771!.,
Portland, Ore.. April 9. (Special.)
Definite steps toward carrying out the
land settlement plan announced by the
Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
whereby prospective Immigrants from
the middle western states would be
grouped fogether and brought to Ore
gon in a body, were taken at a meet
ing of the executive committtee yes
terday through the appointment of
William "Bill" Hanley, of Burns, a di
rector of the State Chamber, and J. R.
Heurlng, formerly with the Eastern
Oregon Land company, to represent
Oregon and the State Chamber in the
middle west, this summer. The two
men will leave for Omaha within the
next ten days, It was announced.
"Bill" Hanley 1b probably one of the
best known men in the State of Oregon
In agricultural and stock-raising cir
cles. Coming to Oregon in the pioneer
days when the state, jnrs practically an
untouched wilderness, he has "grown
up with the West" and has become a
powerful figure In all movements per
taining to the development of the state.
As a director of the State Chamber, and
through his belief in the future of Ore
gon, he has become enthusiastic over
the plans for bringing settlers to the
state, and offered his services without
remuneration for the campaign In Ihe
Middle, West this summer. -
. Tm going to tell' those people In the
middle west what we've got In Oregon,"
said Bill Hanley. "We don't have to
exaggerate or tell any tig. stories but
Just tell them the truth about the state.
What Oregon needs is more farmers to
settle up the state and develop our Idle
land, and that is the kind of men we're
going to bring here from the middle
west," ....
J. II. Heuring, who will 'rlo the field
work In the middle west this summer,
has been active in colonUation work in
the Northwest for a number of years.
He is familiar with the agricultural
possibilities and resources of every sec
tion cf the state; nnd as a representa
tive of the Eastern Oregon Land com
pany and the Warm Springs Troject,
has personally located more than 250
families in Oregon during the past live
Orent Interest in the plan for land
settlement as announced by the State
Chamber has been manifested, not only
in Oregon, but as far east as Owasso.
Oklahoma, and Duluth, Minnesota. Al
most every mail brings in inquiries as
to when the party will leave the mid
dle west for Oregon, jccordlng to Sec
retary Quayle. A number of these
have declared themselves ready to Join
the party when It starts for the west.
The plan for land settlement as an
nounced by the State Chamber recently,
includes the grouping together of a
large party of prospective settlers to
be brought to Oregon from the middle
west In a body, taking the
hameseekers' rates over the lines serv
ing Oregon. Arriving in this state, the
party will be conducted over the var
ious communities by automobiles for a
personal Inspection of the attractions
thnt the state has to offer.
The cooperation of the railroads has
been assured and It Is believed that a
large number of substantial citizens
will be added to the state through this
Sunday, April 17, 1021.
The usual services will be held both
morning and evening; these services
are helpful to nil, and everyone Is cor
dially welcomed. If you have no other
church homo you are Invited to make
tills church your home. If you are a
service Evening: Christian Endeavor
and Preaching. Tho evening service
will be held thirty minutes later, C.
E. beginning at 7 o'clock and preaching
at S o'hlork. Come and you will be
met with n cordial welcome.
In Given Fine nt M.
Dr. Ilayden was brought to Heppner
Saturday and taken before Justice Cor
ned on a charge of disorderly conduct.
The Judge, after Investigation of the
case, assessed a flue of $30 and costs,
which was paid. By pleading guilty
to this charge, we understand that
what may have been a more serious
charge against Hayden was dropped.
IVIfnoi Pitches 3 lilt l.irw.
Heppner high school's baseball team
Journeyed to Pilot Rock last Saturday
where they met the high school team of
Ui Umatilla county town In what prov
ed to be a well-played game of base-
, ball. Pilot Rock had played at Echo
) the day previous and started their relief
I pitcher against Heppner. But the Mor
row county boys held a regular swat
j fest over his offerings In the first two
I Innings and ran In five runs. In the
third inning Jordan entered the box for
Pilot P.ock and, while he checked the
scoring to Borne extent the Heppnerltes
were still able to put over six runs In
the remaining seven Innings.
Peterson who pitched for Heppner
hail the opposing batters eating out of
j ma urtuu iiiosi oi me time, uniy tnree
I scratch hits were made off his delivery
j and during the first three Innings not
I a man reached firHt. He allowed Pilot
nock one earned run, the other two
being made through errors. The final
score was 11 to 3.
Heppner played much better ball, par
ticularly in certain Innings, than dur
ing the game the week previous with
Lexington. There was a fine feeling of
confidence throughout the Infield which
served to check errors and scoring.
P.oyd at first played errorless ball In
the field but has not yet found his bat
ting eye. Irwin and Ferguson at second
and short are going to form a good
combination around the keystone sack.
Kerguson knocked down several hard
hit grounders and threw out the run
ners at first in good style. Irwin took
throws from the catcher in good form
and put out several men. Both men
played a prominent part in the scoring,
f'ason at third had an off day In the
field but redeemed himself In the bat
ters box. His bunting was excellent.
The outfield had little chance to show
anything In the field as only one ball
was hit past the Infield. Chidsey and
Logan hit better than the week pre
vious. Shurte playing his first game
w as unable to connect for a hit Young
catching his Initial game this season
was a trifle weak on low pitches, allow
ing several to get by him. But he work
ed the batters well and put out several
men with fine throws to the bases.
Providing weekly competition can be,
secured the high school promises to
have a fair ball team. There Is much
room for Improvement particularly In
hitting but if neighboring high schools
can find sufficient. funds for guarantees
ami trips a few more games will rem
edy a number of defects.
The Sophomore English class dram
atizect the classic, A Tale of Two
Cities," and put on a two act drama
before the school Tuesday afternoon.
The students taking part were Alvln
Hoyd, Elizabeth Huston, Ray McDuffee,
Mary Clark and Margaret Woodson.
The girls have formed a tennis club
and have elected Reita Nell manager.
The new court which was a gift of the
P. T. A. Is quite an improvement to our
grounds and also will give the gltls
much needed exercise.
A meeting of all the girls who played
tennis was called Monday in Miss Pal
mateer's room, the writer happening a
long while the meeting was In pro
press looked in. In the first seat In
front of the manager sat a distinguish
ed senior boy. Some call him Eddy for
The boys quartet sang at the Brother
hood meeting Monday and made a big
hit with the B. H. The boys in the quar
tet are Alvin Boyd, Paul Aiken, tenors,
Elmer Peterson and Roland Humphreys,
Heppner HI has a new student this
week, Holt Crimes by name. He reg
istered from Halsey, Oregon. The girls
are going to know the country around
Halsey pretty well if Holt will only
Tho truUpf of the Christian church
will hold a cnoked food sale on Satur
day, the articles to be on display at the
big: window at the Humphreys Phir:
store. All ladies of the church are re
quested to prepare and send in some
article of cooked food for this sale.
Big Rabbit Drive to Be in
Juniper Canyon April 17
(By n A. Hunt County Agent.)
The fanners around Well Springs and
Alpine have been seriously troubled
with rabbits during this spring1 which
are becoming quite numerous in this
section because of the break down 01
the campaign in that territory a year
ftK'o. In order to relieve this situation
there will be a rabbit drive put on at
the Dennis Curran place, between Mo
Pevitt's and Carty's in Juniper canyon,
on Punday. April 17. Everybody is cor
dially invited to attend. Coffee nnd
r.n .idwtehes will be served at noon. Th
Aiive will start at 10:30. It Is hoped
to put on two drives this day. Every
body expecting- to drive please report
at the Curran place for Instruction and
distribution. Tens will be prepared and
everything in readiness for a lot of
real sport. IVople who have not been
to a rabbit "Tlrivo in recent years can
renew their acquaintance. Everybody
is expected to bring- a club and no puns.
I.itftt Call for Chin ee Relief.
Word conies from Portland headquar
ters that the last call is beiniy sent out
for the Far East Koiief. A vessel Is
beinp loaded nt Portland with Oregon
wheat and other relief supplies, and
this ship is to .sail for Chinese ports
on tho tUh of April. So far, but very
little crnin has been subscribed to this
relief by Morrow county farmers. !
though It was expected that a carload
nt least would be secured In this way.
A number have made promises but the
Brain has not been delivered at the
various points nlonjr tho railroad to he
(fathered up. Chairman Fritaoh nrpes
that the response bo prompt now, for
the tinio ts very short In which to
make up the car and Ret It to Portland
and londed on the ship.
Farm Bureau Votes Market
Road Money for Farmers
!ly L. A. Hunt County Agent.)
The referendum decided upon by the
Joint committee of the Farm Bureau
and Commercial Club at Its last beet
ing ake.l to ascertain the will of the
farmers regarding the use of market
road funds in this county on the Wil
low creek highway resulted In a very
decided defeat of the use of this money
for this purpose. The farmers feel that
market road money should be placed
on market roads. We are not positive
that this issue was clearly understood
by all the farmers but believe that this
referendum expressed the sentiments of
the majority of the people in the coun
ty. There was a considerable complaint
rom various places that they did not
receive the ballots sent. We must say
that this must have been through some
error of distribution as a copy was
mailed to every farmer In the county.
The Irrigon people held their meeting
and took a strong vote in favor of the
use of the money strictly on farmers I
roads. The Farm Bureau officials are!throufh LittIe Butter creek' ust as
very much gratified at the result of the
referendum and feel that they will sub
mit other referendums to the farmers
as the occasion demands. The final
vote stood at the ratio of three to two
against the use of the market road
money on the Willow creek highway,
A Fine Program by School Children.
Somlnation of O (fleer for Coming
Year. Election at A'ext Meeting;.
There was a splendid meeting of the
Patron-Teachers Association at the
, high school auditorium on Tuesday af-
.ternoon, with a goodly attendance of
.members and visitors. Before the regu
lar order of business was taken up,
tthere was an interesting program, fur
nished by the pupils of the grades and
high school.
The first was a dramatized reading
lesson by the pupils from the second
grade, under the direction of their
teacher, Miss Daisy Slate, and the little
tots acted out their lesson about Cin
derella. Eight of the pupils made up
the cast of characters and the reading
lesson was .thus presented In the form
of a playlet In which each separate
character was fully sustained. This is
a practical demonstration of what real
reading is, and It was really remark
able the interpretation the little chil
dren gave of the several characters as
set out in the story of Cinderella as
they have it in their readers.
The girls quartette of the high school
then sang "Maw," were heartily en
cored and responded by a fine rendition
of "The Gingerbread Man," Miss Dafoe
presiding at the piano.
This was followed by a presentation
by the Sophomore English class under
the direction of Miss Palmateer, of two
scenes from Dickens' "A Tale of Two
Cities," one from the second chapter
and the other from chapter 14. The
characters represented were Mr. Crun
cher, Alvin Boyd; Mrs. Cruncher, Eliz
abeth Huston; Jerry. Ray McDuffee;
Miss Pross. Marcaret Woodson and
Madam Pefarge, Mary Clark. These
young people acted out the parts well.
The setting of the scenes were given
by Evelyn Humphreys and Velma Case,
and the entire performance was good.
A poll of the attendance as represent
ed by the several grades of the school
was taken which proved the fifth grade
to be the winners. The awarding of
the picture followed, this going to the'
fifth grade as a permanent possession.
This grade was the winner for three
months and established the best record
for attendance upon the meetings of
the association of members and visit
ors. The business session followed, the
minutes of the last meeting being read
and approved. The playground com
mittee made a report on the completion
of the tennis court, wlrh a financial
statement covering its erection; also
presenting the statement that Janitor
Driscoll was entitled to much credit for
the work he had done in getting this
court ready for use. for which service
he would accept no compensation. The
association accepted the report of the
committee, also extended a written vote
of thanks to the janitor, this to be
accompanied by a financial gift. An !
amendment to the constitution was ad-1
opted so that it requires 2n members j
to constitute a quorum instead of one-1
fourth of the membership as originally j
provided. The high school tendered Its!
thanks in writing to the association for!
the gift of the tennis court. A number;
of bills were presented and nllnwed :
J these having to do with the building of
the tennis court. The $71.90 realized
from the lycenm course, was, upon
proper motion, transferred to the gen
eral fund, and a standing vote of
thanks given to Mr. Sigsbee for his
courtesies extended to the asoointion in
this regard.
According to plans adopted, the asso
ciation will arrange to entertain each
of the grades of the school, in a man
ner agreed upon between the teachers
and the parents. This Is in recognition
of the part the different grades have
had in the entertainment features of
the association durintr the year.
Nominations for officers for the com
ing year were made as follows: pres
ident, Mrs. Phill Cohn and Mrs. K, R.
Huston; vice president, Mrs. Guy Poyer
and Miss Palmateer: secretary, Mrs. S
E. Not son and Mrs. Tdoyd Hutchinson;'
treasurer, Mrs. W. E. Pruvn. and Mrs.)
Krank S. Parker. Tho election will take
place at tlte next regular meeting of
the association In May.
ContmerrlHl Chili tn Meet.
There will be a special meeting of
ihe Commercial curb at the council
chambers orr Friday evenin-. at whl.-h
lime there should be ns full an at
tendance of the membership as possi
ble. Some mattetrs of importance are
to be presented.
Gill El
Br Anion Takra at the Meeting of
Itlghnar I'ommiulnnrr la Portland
I.nnt Week (.apa Mill He Hoard and
Sartraelna; Proeeed.
News of a highly gratifying nature
to the people of this section was con
veyed in a telegram received early Fri
day morning from Commissioner
ratt stating that the Oregon-Washington
highway across Morrow county
would be completed, and that further
bids would be called for to close up
the gap existing between Heppner and
Lexington, this to be followed by let
ting of contracts for the surfacing
from the Beymer place by units on
rapidly as possible.
Mr. Barratt returned home on Sun
day, and in speaking of the matter
stated that it was the intention of the
commission at first to call for bids on
the grading of the Lexington gap to
be opened at the meeting of the com
missioners on April 22nd, but owing
to the fact that the engineer woula
be unable to get in his full estimates
n time to have the t-nit propirH ad
vertised, it will not come up until the
tegular May meeting. At that time
it is expected the contract will be le
and the work of grading will be imme
diately proceeded with.
As stated above, the present program
carries the work only as far as Little
Butter creek, which takes in the Hin
ton creek section and Jones Hill. This
will leave several miles yet to be dis
posed of, and it ts presumed that as
soon as the route around Franklin hill
is definitely located, the commission
will then proceed with the letting of
contracts that will join up with the
Umatilla county section. This will then
leave a short section in Gilliam county
to be disposed of in order to connect
with the Columbia river highway at
Heppner Junction.
We understand that Commissioner
Booth did not hesitate long in making
his decision on this matter after he
had traveled over the route of the high
way on through to the Umatilla count
line. He was fully impressed with the
importance of getting the Oregon
Washington highway completed thru
Morrow county and was ready to help
this county in putting over the Job
that has proceeded to a point where
some financial aid was absolutely nec
essary. The commission seemed to rec
ognize, too. that through the fault and
mismanagement of their own engin
eers, the county's money did not go as
far as it should have, hence their de
sire to help out In this manner at this
critical time. Their action is a source
of great gratification to our people.
There was an attendance of some
sixty members anl visitors at the Bro
therhood luncheon at Patrick hotel on
Monday evening, at which time the
usual good meal was enjoyed, after
which there was a discussion of the
question of more attractive homes for
Mor row county. The speakers were P.
!"!. Brown, L. A. Hunt. C. A. Minor and
Fred Tash. Mr. Brown, who has had
some considerable experience as touch
ing rural life in this county, occupied
his time with a number of suggestions
for improving and making more attrac
tive the home and community life of
the rural districts. Mr. Minor followed
with other good sucrijestions, fathered
from his ripe experience, and he strong
ly advocated the taking in of the wife
irr full partnership on the farm: give
her a chance to have some of tho
thines about the premises that a wo
man likes, ami help her irr getting
these. Mr. Hunt enlarged upon what
Mr, Minor had to say and spoke earn
estly for such improvements on tho
far m as look to the making of the same
a permanent home; just now there is
too much of the spirit of merely exist
ing there until such a time as the far
mer and his good wife can make en
ouch to establish a home in the towns
and cities: this condition can be rem
edied by building modern homes an. I
having the modern conveniences orr the
farm that are enjoyed by the city dwel
ler. Mr. Hunt desires to see permanent
agriculture established and believes
that these are some of the necessary
things to bring it about. Mr. Tash. be-in,.;-
rather timid as a public speaker,
endorsed the sentiments espressed. but
did not attempt further suggestions.
Following these speakers, and pre
senting a subject that. Is worthy of the
heartiest suppor t of both the rural and
urban communities of tiro county, and
that fitted In with tho suggestions al
ready made. V. A. McMennmiri made a
short address on the rmatlllt per
site, showing how Its completion would
be of vast benefit and supply much
that will be needed to perfect this com
munity deveb. pment. His remarks
along this line were well received. W
R r.uratt gave a short account of Iris
work with tire highu.ry commission up
to date, and this was followed by air
address of one-half hour hv Pr. Van
Waters, who .was a guest of the llrorh
erhood for the evening.
Musical numbers on iho program
were rendered by the t.os imi.rlet of
the hieh school, wirh rr.ol lf,wt,.,i..r,.
( Ml afw ,lt ,,.,, ,. .,;
tl songs by Alex Glhbn, with Mm.
tiibbs as accompanist. These musl -nl
numbers were a genuine treat and
I greatly enjoyed.
i The May meeting will Horn the Ilro
i therhood gatherings for the year, and
I at tins lime thn el.-ctlon of new im--rii
i will take place This meeting will be
i one. for wives and lady friends of thn
; member! also, and will no doubt 1 thi
I best that has yet been held.