AZETTE-IMES PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 38, No. 2. IIEPPNER OREGON, TIIUKSI.A V, APRIL 14, 1921. Subscription S2.00 Per Year 1 o Ji JUDGE PHELPS ISSUES: i RES1I1G ORDER t 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 (.rounds. 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 privilege." 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 Issue, 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 court. Ifl REPLY TO 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 w.is 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" Issue? 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 taxpayers). 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, HART MASON. Tnttustrlal Insurance In northweslorn states is secured ns low as one per oont on Ihe payrolls under optional system not used In Oregon. i APPIL l -hJ. r5 A ( 5HIME5 OK WASrll yW'&W rMrs.)VM- I'U BET WE - ' 77 ' weit wiu. ' 'if HEIALD MOBBIIW WDOLGHBWEBS BILL HANLY TO ADYER- III IMruK I AN I MtLli TISt OREGON III EAST (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!., SHOWERS 'DlOTHiS EvEft HAPPEN To Yoo? 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 years. 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 advanta.ge.of 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 means. KIIIST CIUIISTIAX CHi nt'H. 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. LIVINGSTONE, Minister. 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. SUD BULL GAME 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 short. 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, bass. 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 talk. 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, P.-I, HAVE MEETING TUESDAY AFTERNOON 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 BE COMPLETED 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 P.ar 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. BROTHERHOOD TALKS OF BETTERING FARM HOIS 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.