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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 39, Number 31.
IIEPPXER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1921.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
By DAVID WAKK GRIFFITH
KdMor Note David Wark Grl tilth
HtutuU no UIkU ubova all other motlon
pltture producers that he may be said
to bo hi a class by himself. His grasp
of picture making is only equalled by
his Kiaap of the cinema's future, the
needs and wants of the public, and the
motion picture is a pari of every man's
In introducing motion pictures as
America's fourth or fifth largest Indus
try, one might also Identify them as
America's largest and most popular
target for criticism.
Where lives a person who hasn't
said: "The movies are awful"; or said
something to that effect.
That is as It should be. It proves
motion pictures are Important and proV
Kiesslng. You hear no such criticism
from all sides for our American music,
painting, writing or stage. That Is be
cause the public does not expect any
great Improvement In these arts, but
doen expect It In motion pictures.
A savage and ruthless denunciation
of motion pictures by one of the most
prominent dramatic critics In this
country, first awakened me to the fact
that motion pictures were to become
the dornlnent educational and enter
tainment force In the world. I was too
busy at the time to give much thought
to the futtre. But I realized that this
shrewd gentleman saw In them some
thing more powerful than his beloved
stage or he could not have spurred his
thoughts to such a high tide of fierce
We do not spend much time criticis
ing something unimportant or dying. If
the public ever stops complaining about
Its motion pictures, we shall become
alai med. 1
I : iitrr Prohibition.
Criticism has Its fads and fancies a?
much as anything else. At present It
is popular to criticise the motion pic
tures handily. In a way I feel that
prohibition has had something to do
with this public Irritability regarding
pictures, Teople substituted the mo
tion picture shows for the customary
drinking diversion. And quarrelled
with the films because they didn't get
the same effect.
There need be no alarm nbout motion
pit titles it h long as the makers strive
to Interpret life as naturally as they
can. Superficial critics shout with out
raiced despair about something In a
motion picture not being realistic.
KeallHtn Isn't the importnnt thing. Nat
Courtroom scenes, I believe, are crit
icised more generally than any others
In motion pictures. That Is because
Mr. and Mrs. Audience went to court In
a condition of h.Kh Interest, when eith
er they or someone close to them was
Involved In the action, and whatever
occurred affected them vividly. They
remember how Impressed they were
with everything occurring. When
they aie not so impressed by a court
room scene In a picture, they Imme
diately think It Is badly done. If any
of the details are not exactly as they
remember, they think that is the rea
son. These few demand detailed real
ism that would be boring beyond tol
erance to the other millions.
The critics should pay more attention
to naturalism and less to realism. They
keep running nfter rabbits instead of
following the fox.
No Art Interest.
It will be several decades yet before
producers can make motion pictures
that do not also classify as entertain
ment for every grade of intelligence.
America has no sincere or even con
scious interest in art. It Is first and
almost completely interested In indus
try. One can prove It by a thousand
For instance. Your hero Is yourself
Then the national hero becomes the
one who expresses In the highest degree-
the achievement the people of the
nation would like to achieve Individ
ually. Vnlll recently we were all a fighting
peopte, and our heroes were Ashlers.
But now we have tin soldier for a na
lioiint hero, even though the greatest
it's toasted, of
course. To seal
in the flavor
of our wars has Just ended.
I should say that the popular hero of
America today Is Henry Ford.
When he makes some changes in his
plant and pays his debts, the public
is so interested that the metropolitan
newspapers print three and four col
umns on their front pages about It,
and continue to comment for days.
Now we will make a comparison.
If a person were to show a motion
picture ten times better than any yet
made; and he were to show this with
music better than any ever composed
In America; and If he were to give
away as a souvenir a volume of poetry
far better than any yet written In
America; and he were to have painted
on each of these volumes a miniature
better than anything yet by an Amer
ican artiBt do you suppose If this
were done, the newspapers of this
country would give It three column:
on the front page?
Te Awaken America.
Indeed not, and the editors would be
silly to give such space for If they did
the public would be largely bored. For
people don't care to be artists and are
n't particularly Interested In what ar
But the hero has been changed from
the soldier to the industrial leader; and
I think in fifty years, or perhaps a hun
dred, America will awaken to an ap
preciation of art. When it does, I think
the golden era of art will come again
for whatever Interests us as a people,
that we can do better than anyone else.
Perhaps motion pictures will do more
to stimulate this artistic Interest than
any other force. One must remember
that our children today, ten, twelve,
fourteen years old, have had more
dramatic experience than all their an
Take your own family. How many
plays each year did your father see.
and his father? Three or four, or less.
And as we go back, the less plays they
saw until In the time of the masques
only one In many yearB if ever.
So we havo a peculiar condition In
our audiences a dramatically mature
audience of youths; and a dramatically
youthful audience In our adults. With
no Intent to strain for a poradoxtcal
quip, It Is a truth that the older a mo
tion picture audience Is, the younger It
Ik; and again, the younger It Is, the
older It Is.
Thry Auk Censor.
These mature persons know nothing
of the history of the stage, Its conven
tions, customs, privileges, liberties or
experiences. They see nothing in mo
tion pictures that has been common to
the stage for a hundred years, yet, be
cause they are superlatively Ignorant
of stage drnmn, they are horrified at
something that is Absolutely common
place to the piny-goer.
With a confidence that only such
prospering ignorance can bring, these
persons are determined that the public
shall not see these things which they
think shouldn't be seen. This is the
type that demands the censor.
So the censor now will have to play
with pfctur.es for a few years until
they get tyrannical nnd are cast out, or
become merely clerical and unimport
ant. Censorship Is an Ideal, and when you
try to localize nn Ideal In three per
sons who need their small salaries and
play politics to get them. It Isn't diffi
cult to believe that the Ideal may get
Jostled. The type of mind that demands
censorship has advanced the argument
that we censor meats and therefore
should censor pictures, and I presume
they would feel qute satisfied to have
tho same person decide the fitness of a
pig's carcass and a film.
FIRST CHHISTIAN III llf'H.
Lord'a Day, Nov. ,
How are you spiritually? Healthy,
robust, strong, or weak, delicate and
sickly? Tour spiritual health Is of
more Importance than your physical. If
we wish to show ourselves like men,
be strong:, we must observe the rules
of spiritual health. Meet with the
Great Physician at Christian Church
next Lord's Day. with others of similar
needs. Bible School, 10. Communion
and Treadling at 11. Christian En
deavor at 6:30 and Song Sorvlre and
Preaching at 7:30. Well, come out,
we'll he glad to see you.
TUP. KKKI-.ltATKII III 1M II.
Mot. 11. 1021.
Preaching at 11 A. M., also at 7:30
1. M. Prayer meeting on Thursday
evening at 7 30. Young Peoples' So
ciety at 6:30 p. M. Sunday School at
9:45 A. M.
We give you a hearty Invitation to
attend any or all of our services.
E. L. MOORE.
"Loans amounting to $65,000,000 were
nllowed the Condon National Farm
Loan Association by the Foderal Land
Rank of Spokane this week," states the
last Issue of the Condon Olobe-Tlmes.
We say this Is going some, and when
that money Is tuned loose In Gilliam
county the stringency should be some
There came to my place In Sand Hol
low on or about August 24, 1921, one
bay yearling gelding, blase face, right
hind foot white, no brands. The owner
may have this animal upon payment of
pasture hill and costs of this advertise
ment. C. P. HEMRTCII, Hoppner, Ore.
Phone 28F21. 3t027
In another column Is tho advertise
ment of .1. A. Aushnrn of Lexington
who will sell at publlo auction to tho
highest bidder, at his place 7V4 miles
north of Lexington on Saturday after
noon next, a miscellaneous lot of ar
ticles. To the list should be ajlded an
extension dining table, some canned
fruit, enrpet sweeper, fruit Jars, boy's
wagon, lamps and lnnterns, and numer
ous other nrtlelos. Remember the date
and place and drlvo out; there may be
ft number of things offered thnt you
are looking rnr. Advertisement.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Lexington Parent-Teachers Association
will bo hold Tuesday evening, Nov. S at
8 o'clock at the high school auditorium.
Hon. S. B. Notson of Heppnor will speak
upon a subject of Interest to both the
teachers and parents, A short program
will he given and light refreshment
served. A good attendance Is urged.
M US. P. R. BENNETT, President.
sjlI J f WLL YOU ) 4 " SW'
' i ' fJK GOME TO MY S W a
HEPPNER HI LIFE
Edited By JUNIOR ENGLISH CLASS
HELP YOUR SCHOOL !
ART EXHIBIT COMING
An Art Exhibit will be held at the'
school building on the afternoon of
November ), 10 and 11, under the su-!
pervision of the Patron-Teachers' Asso
ciation. The exhibit Is furnished by
the Elson Art Company of Boston, and
consists of copies of masterpieces both
in colors and sepia. First and .second
prizes of pictures will be given to the
grades selling the most tickets. Each
person who comes to the exhibit will
be requested to vote on the picture he
likes best. Those bought for the
school will be chosen from the pictures
receiving the highest number of votes.
A program will be given on Thursday
evening, November 10, by the P.-T. A.
nnd the school. Admlsslan to the pro
gram or to the exhibit at any time will
be 15 and 25 cents, the poceeds of which
will go towards buying picture for the
What the Boys Loat.
Last week Pendleton High called up
Coach Heard and wanted to schedule a
gam for the week-end. The Palles
high school having refused to play
them after scheduling the gam with
them. Coach Heard was forced to re
fuse them because some of our team
were down In their grades. Later in
the week Ooldendale called up and
wanted a game, also, but the coach was
forced to decline for the same reason.
(iame Scheduled With Coadon.
However, by the week-end all of the
team are eligible and so we are playing
a game with Condon at Heppner on
Saturday, the fifth of November.
A grade school football team has
been organised with Ellis Irwin acting
as coach. He will be assisted by Keith
Logan who will take over the work of
line coach. Very good progress la re
ported and they are hoping to have a
came scheduled with Lexington In the
A football team In the FreBhman
class Is also being organised under the
supervision of Paul McDuffee who will
he assisted by Alvln Boyd In the cach
ing. Uemlce Stgsbee, our Junior secretary-treasurer,
has discontinued her
school work for the present time on ac
count of Illness.
"The Juniors aren't the only ones
who can debate," exclaimed a "Preahy."
Fo the second-hour Freshman English
clnss, thinking that a change In work
would be nice, suggested a debate. Miss
Pnlniateer agreed with them, and It was
decided that the second-hour class
should challenge the third-hour class.
The question was, "Resolved that every
student In high school should be com
pelled to participate In athletics." Those
on the affirmative were Doris Logan,
Ellenor Peck and Luola Benge. Those
taking the negative were Harold Case,
Dorothy Hill and Russell Wrlgu..
Many new students were worried last
week to hear th continued use of
"darn," but they found that the flrst
year sewing class had Just been darn
Another smile disappeared from tho
assembly last week when Iris Wlnnard
left for Hood River to attend high
school. She waa a prominent member
of the 1922 graduating olats.
A forty-five minute class In gym has
been organised for th girls. Th girls
are numbered and those who are even
number prnctlre on Monday and Wed
nesday and the odd numbers Tuesday
and Thursday. They will have sitting
up exercises, folk dances, military drill,
trnpese work, hikes and rythmic work.
Later basketball will be added to these.
Miss Moore has charge of this work.
The high school chorus will furnish
the music for the program to b given
one evening during the art exhibit
These statistic show the Increase In
the enrollment the past few year:
Tear Total Enrollment.
The attendance for the past six weeks
has been very good, the per cent being
97.S. Two of the grades, the fifth and
sixth, had no tardy marks.
We were very orry to read an ac
count of the death of our former prin
OH DEATH, WHERE IS THY
cipal. Prof. Burllngame, who was killed
In an autmoblle accident last week.
His car was struck by a train going at
a very high speed, knocking the car
quite a distance, and killing he and
both of his companion. When Mr. Bur
llngame taught her ha waa greatly
liked by all who knew him and hi
sudden death is regretted by his many
The Civics class had very Interest
ing debate on Monday morning. The
question was: Resolved that political
parties should be abolished. The nega
tive won the debate.
The science classes receive slides
each week from O. A. C. which are
shown and explained to them. Many
new and interesting fact are learned
in this way.
WASTED Oae Daasca Mirrors! Some
of the girl almost is their claaasa
because of the crowded condition about
the lonely mirror in th halL A BOT.
From all appearances, another stud
ent, Allen Case, has joined "Ye Ancient
Order of Ya Black Eye."
What will happen Armistice Day?
Another high school football gams.
This game will be between Heppner
and Lexington. Last Saturday the Lex
ington team met the Hermiston team,
on the Hermiston field. The score was
48-13 In favor of Hermiston. This may
seem as though our team will have a
"walk away," but our boys are looking
forward to a close game, as the Her
miston field Is sandy and was a draw
back to the Lexington boys.
Th road to Lexington at this time is
in good shape and we expect and hope
to see most of Heppner there, to hel
our boys make a score.
It looked as though all the witches
, and ghosts In Morrow county had vlslt
I ed Heppner High on last Monday night,
as Tuesday morning wa spent in pick
ing up books and paper all over the
upstairs. We wonder If this was the
punishment for not holding Hollowe'en
parties In their honor.
On Tuesday afternoon the Junior
class elected Reliance Moore reporter
for the "Hehlsch" and Thelma Miller
secretary-treasurer, to take Bernlce
Slgsbee's place, who has left school.
The week of November 6-12 Is being
nationally observed as "Better Speech"
week. Heppner High School will ob
serve the week, especially the English
Your speech Is your trade-mark. Are
you proud of your trade-mark?
Speak good English and your English
will speak for you.
Invest In good English. It pays dally
Better Speech, Better Jobs.
With sighs of relief the Civics and
American History classes aettlted down
In a room of their own last Monday
morning. Of course, It la only their
own In the sense that Mr. James holds
classes in It, but then it I much better
than the science recitation room or the
conservatory, both of which were given
a fair trial by the Civic class, espec
ially. We are all very grateful to Mr.
Drlscoll for cleaning the store room,
thus making another classroom avail
able, and we feel sure that th pupils
will strive for better lesson in such an
attractive recitation room.
At the Freshman class meeting on
Friday, October 28, sixteen Prosh or
dered rooters caps, which will be made
by the Sophomore class. The caps will
cost about seventy-five cents apiece
and will be made of purple and gold
We are glad to learn that the stud
ents are so prompt In ordering the caps
this year, because last year so few
were ordered that the Sophomores were
deprived of the privilege of making
"The Independent," a weekly period
ical, Is being used by members of the
ancient and medieval and modern his
Jason Blddle was In town for a short
time on Monday. Hs had just returned
from a short visit that he and Mrs.
Blddle mad In th Willamette Valley,
and we Judge It did not take long for
them to get all they wanted of the rain
and mud, Judging from hi remarks.
High School Will Give Pie Social.
The high school students are prepar
ing to give a pie social on Saturday
evening. They promise a fine time and
are expecting a large attendance. Look
for handbills announcing place and giv
ing further details. Advertisement
All Prthlan Slaters Attentloa.
It Is very Important that all members
of Dorian Temple be present at the
meeting on Thursday evening, Nov. 10,
at 8 o'clock. Let each one remember
this is my lodge as well as the other
fellow's, and a good time Ib assured.
PEARL TASH, M. of R. and C.
Services at Episcopal Church.
On Sunday. Nov. 6, there will be the
usual school fo instruction at the Epis
usual school of instruction at the Epis
followed by services and sermon. At
7:30 p. m. there will be the evening ser
vices and sermon. These services to be
conducted by Rev. C. W. PuBois, Gen
eral Missionary for Eastern Oregon.
Wool Growers Will Meet Nov. 1.
A meeting of the Morrow county wool
growers Is being arranged for Satur
day, Nov. 19th, to take place In Hepp
ner. It I expected that R. A. Ward,
manager of the Oregon Cooperative
Wool and Mohair Growers association
will be present as well as other men
prominent In the Industry of the state.
A luncheon will be served at Hotel Pat
rick at noon, the sessions to occupy the
P.-T. A. Showing Picture.
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
of next week the Patron-Teachers As
sociation will have on display at the
high school building, 200 art master
pieces. This display is given for the
oeneflt of the school picture fund and
it should draw large crowds. The nom
inal sum of 25 cents Is charged for the
three days and this will allow you to
attend just as often as you wish and
the proceeds will go toward purchasing
pictures for the school rooms to make
them more atrtactlve for the children
Marshal Devln Saya Take Warning.
We are requested by Marshal Devln
to call the attention of all those who
drive cars to the notices posted fernlnst
the fire hydrants on Main street It Is
strictly against the law to park cars in
front of or within 25 feet of these hy
drants. The marshal has marked off
thte walks, the notices are placed In
plain view, and there is no excuse for
anyone not being able to keep at a
proper distance. The first offense will
serve as a warning and the marshal
will serve notice to the car driver. The
second offense will mean that the pen
alty will be enforced. Keep your cars
away from the hydrants and avoid
Ted Thye la Thrown by Matson.
In the wrestling match between Thye
and Matson at the Fair building Sat
urday evening, the former was thrown
and the decision went to Matson after
the first fall. Thye had a rib Injured
In a match with Miller at Spokane a
short time ago and should not have
gone Into the bout with Matson. After
88 minutes, In which he was again hurt
and the rib broken, he gave up the con
test and forfeited the stake money of
11000. When he is fully recovered he
expects to take Matson on again and
hopes there will be a different story to
tell. Henry Aiken promoted this match
and he states that there will be others
in the near future as he has good pros
pects of bringing nbout n match here
between-Jim Londos and Ad Santnll.
This will be along nbout Christmas
Eighty young people enjoyed a big
Hallowe'en soeiol given by the En
deavorera of the Christian church at
the dining hall of I. O. O. F. building on
Friday evening. The program was ap
propriate to the occasion and there was
a luncheon of doughnuts and cider. Mr.
and MrB. Livingstone Joined In with the
young people in making the affair a
Mrs. Emma Doollttle, accompanied
hy her son, Elmer, arrived from their
home at Cottage Orove the last of the
week and are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Poollttle In this
city. Morrow county was the home of
Mrs. Poollttle and her family some 25
years ago nnd she Is enjoying a very
pleosant visit with her old-time friends.
We announce thnt there has been a
material reduction In the price of nil
Ford pnrts. Because of this, there will
also be a like reduction In all Ford re
pair work, effective at once. LATOITR
ELL AUTO CO. Advertisement.
The Christian churcn Is planning to
do some unusual publicity preparatory
to their revival meeting that begins
nere January isi umier wie leauersnip
of Harmon and Gates.
Dwight Misner, leading farmer of the
lm,e section, was a visitor In this city
; Juke Pearson, pioneer resident of the
, Lena section, was a visitor In this city
W. II. Instone, prosperous stockman
and rancher, of Lena, was doing busi
ness In this city on Monday.
Chas. Latourell returned on Monday
from Portland where he spent several
days the past week on business.
I Mr. and Mrs. Koy talsiildlne, who
have a farm at the head of Sourdough
I canyon, were visitors In th city on
TO ARRIVE KOOX A carload of
government Inspected Netted Oem pu
: tatoes. 12.25 per cwt, cash, aboard car.
Hook your orders now at Central Mar-
j John L. Jenkins, resident of Board -:
nun, was a visitor in th county seat
on Tuesday. John has charge of the
road building for the county out that
Oscar Keithley, president of the Mor
row County Farm Bureau, wa In
Heppner on Saturday and attended a
meeting of that organisation held at
the office of the County Agriculturist.
Miss Jean Black, who ha been house
keeper for Chaa, Thomson for the past
several years, departed for the horn of
her brother In Saskatchewan, Canada,
on Wednesday, expecting to make an
extended visit there.
Gene Penland is able to be driving
his jitney about again and seems to be
entirely recovered from hi Injuries ra
ceived a while ago, when this machine
got him In the ditch and held him there
for about sixteen hours.
HAY FOR SALE Between 116 and
I2i tons of clean alfalfa hay, near
mouth of Rhea creek, at lowest market
price if taken at once. Secured note
satisfactory. Pree feeding grounds.
See me at once. E. M. SHUTT. Ad
vertisement The public Is cordially Invited to at
tend the opening of the new Heppner
Surgical Hospital Sunday afternoon,
November 6th, at my residence In south
Heppner. The opening Is Informal and
lipht refreshments will be served.
MRS. JAMES GENTRY, Matron.
Henry Swartz and family are moving
back to Heppner from Grant county.
For several years he has been running
a ranch on Cottonwood about 18 miles
above Monument. He recently disposed
of te ranch and will locate at Hepp
ner again, where he may decide to go
John H. Hayes Is visiting here this
week from his hom at Portland. He
came by way of Lone Rock, what he
was called the past week on account
of the very serious Illness of his Bis
ter, Mrs. Andrew Neel, who suffered a
stroke of paralysis. When he left the
home of his sister, Mrs. Neel was some
This office acknowledges the receipt
this week of a box of excellent cran
berries from Cullaby Lake Cranberry
Co., Warrenton, Or. Th cranberry la
a very excellent fruit and these west
ern berries are ahead of those produced
In the eastern marshes, If we are any
Judge of the excellence of such fruit
and the Oregon Industry should be pat- j
ronlzed by the Oregon folks that it may
be built up. j
Oscar Minor Intends to have an Irri-!
gntlon system all his own and he has,
been busy for the past two week put-'
ting down a well on the bank of Wll-
low creek, handy to hi garden spot ;
and from this he will pump water in-'
to a reservoir. When the season comes
on In the summer time that the water
runs low for irrigation purposes, he
expects to fall back on his reserve and,
keep his garden coming as It should, j
O. C. Dunton returned the last of the j
week from Sherwood, Oregon, where,
lie had been to dispose of his property.'
He had a chicken ranch at that place ;
and this he has sold. He has also closed;
up the business that he was running in'
Heppner and expects to engage In some;
other line of endeavor, but Just where, '
he has not yet fully decided. Mr. Dun-;
ton was accompanied on the trip to the
Valley by his sister, Mrs. Frank Win-!
Do you want to help Ex-Service
Men and Their Families; Your
Fellow Countrymen In Need
Then Join the Red Cross
All That Is Needed
A Heart and A Dollar
FARM BUREAU IS TO
REACH ALL LOCALITIES
Strong Organisation Jfeeeaaary for
The 1922 Farm Bureau organisation
campaign as outlined by th Executive
Committee will reach not only every
community in the county but will reach
every individual In each community.
Occasionally yet you hear farmer
saying, "what doe th County Agent
do. anyhow, he ha never bean on my
farm." If the County Agent ndevored
to visit 850 farmers In a county with
over 1200 miles of road he wouldn't
have any time for the bigger projects
which are the ones that tell. Th work
must be done collectively. Th Farm
Bureau provides a medium for this
grouping of the individuals, determines
the work which Is most pressing and
seta definite committee woklng on
definite projects, making it possible to
speed up the program materially.
County Agent C. C. Calkin and E. M.
Hulden, secretary of the Morrow Coun
ty Farm Bureau, are attending th an
nual Farm Bureau meeting which la
being held at Portland Friday and Sat
urday of this week. Deftnit plan for
the organization work will b given out
on their return.
State Farm Bureau President Goo. A.
Mansfield, who is an able and well-Informed
agricultural speaker will an
dress the farmer In each of th com
munities during th organization per
iod. It might be stated that plan are
already being perfected for the com
munity meetings which will make them
interstlng for every one In th com
munity from th children to th hired
Watch for the meeting schedules.
John Day Caae Come t Monday.
Judge Gilbert W. Phelps will ba in
Heppner on Monday next for th pur
pose of holding a special term of Cir
cuit Court At this time the case
against the director of the John Day
Irrigation District Involving th legal
ity of their action In assessing BO cent
an acre on the lands within th boun
daries of the district will ba heard be
fore the Judge. Some decision touch
ing this case have already been hand
ed down, but these have been on points
raised by demurer from both side of
the controversy. Now th caae comes
on to be heard upon its merits, and be
cause of the large number of parties In
terested, It will no doubt bring many
people to Heppner.
Contractor Are Here.
Messrs Moore 3c Anderson, of T aco
rn a. Wash., who have the contract for
surfacing 13 J miles of the Oregon
Washington Highway on the Lexing-ton-Heppner
section, arrived In th city
on Tuesday and are making arrange
ments to begin their work at an early
date. The contract calls for th cou,
pletlon of this Job by th first of next
May, and these gentlemen expect to
meet the requirements. They have just
finished a similar job over in the Yaki
ma country and will move their ma
chinery direct from there for th work
Robert J. Hopkins Dies.
This paper is In receipt of th sad In
telligence this week of the death of
Robert J. Hopkins at Wltchita, Kansas,
on October 19th, resulting from a a op
eration for appendicitis which be un
derwent earlier in th month. For th
past nine months Mr. Hopkins had been
attending business college In Wichita
and was about ready for the completion
of his course when be was attacked by
the malady which caused his death.
Robert Hopkins was employed as a
machinist In this office for nearly a
year, just prior to his enlistment In the
Navy at the outbreak of the war. He
was a fine young fellow and had many
friends here and at lone where he lived
prior to coming to Heppner. He made
his home In our family and we learned
to love him as one of our own. and It Is
with sadness of heart that we are call
ed upon to chronicle his early demise.
He was laid to rest at his old home at
Peck, Kansas, on October 24th.