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    The Gazetx
Volume 39, Number 31.
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Oae of the KnafroBi Caaea Grawlaa;
Out of Joaa Uar Irrlsratloa Ulatrlrt
Proeerdlaare 4peaed Before Judge
I'hrlpa After Four Day o( Taklag
Teatlmoay, Poetpoameat Takes TU1
Jaauary 3rd al Peadletoa.
After fuur days of presentation of
testimony In the equity case of the land
owners of the John Day Irrigation Dls
trlct against the directors and olllclala
of the district to annul the CO centa per
acre assessment, an adjournment was
taken until January 3rd, 1922, at which
time the case will come on for further
hum Ink before Judge Phelps at Pendle
ton. The plaintiffs in this case are the
Northern Pacific Railway Company,
Dan P. Smythe, A. K. Smythe, James
Carty. John Kilkenny, Jack Hynd, A.
Henrlksen and Henry Gorger, the de
fendants being the John Day Irrigation
District. M. D. Clark, C. C. Clark, Ed
ward Hlctmann, F. A. McMenamln, F.
It. lirown. Lewis & Clark, John H. Lew
is, George Clark and Morrow, Gilliam
und Umatilla Counties.
Fraud and mismanagement on the
part of the. directors and olllclala of the
organisation are alleged in the com
plaint, and the burden of testimony pre
sented by the plaintiffs at the heralng
an far has been to establish this alle
gation. Numerous witnesses have been
examined, and we understand that the
plaintiffs still have more testimony to
Attorneys here and representing both
sides of the case were, for the plain
tiffs: Woodson & Sweek, lleppner, L.
P. DePonte of Tacoina, Carter & Smythe
of Pendleton; for the defendants, Mc
Menamln & Frits of Heppner and C. H.
Finn of LaGrande.
With the exception of some expert
testimony that is to be taken by deposi
tion at Portland, there will be no fur
ther proceedings In this case until the
time set on January 3rd, at which time
It Is expected all testimony will bi
completed and the case left with Judge
Phelps for his decision.
At a former hearing before Judge
Phelps the matter of the election of
new directors was threshed out, and
the court decided that C. A. Minor and
A. W. Wheclhouse had been duly elect
ed directors of the District. The newly
elected directors did not proceed to
qualify at once after their election but
this week they did so by filing their
bonds and oath of office and Judge
Phelps declared they had authority to
go ahead and act. They therefor pro
ceeded to organize at a meeting held
on Tuesday afternoon, and appointed
C L. Sweek secretary and Sam K. Van
Vnctor attorney, removing from these
offices F. R. Brown and F. A. McMena
mln. The newly organized board of di
rectors Is now C. A. Minor, A. W.
Wheelhouse and M. D. Clark, and these
officials will continue to act until the
decision of the supreme court has been
handed down on the appeal of the elec
tion case which is now In their hands.
The Tuesday meeting passed a resolu
tion dispensing with the services of
Judge Finn as attorney for the district
In pending litigation and further ex
pressed themselves as being in sympa
thy with the tax payers of the district
in the present litigation.
Just whnt further complications will
grow out of this John Day muddle re
mains to be seen, but there seems to be
a pretty long string of litigation yet to
be wound up and Just what the end will
be no man would dare predict.
Public Health Nurse For
Morrow County Arrives
Miss Emma Hungo, public health
nurse for Morrow county, arrived here
lust evening, coming from Seattle. She
will serve the county In this capacity
for an indefinite period, under direction
of the Ited Cross and In cooperation
with the State, Board of Health.
Miss Bunge has had four years of
public health work and seven years of
work with children nlong the same line
and she comes well prepared to care
for her work.
She is a graduate nurse from the city
and county hospital of St. Paul, Minn.,
and has hnd post graduate work In
the University Extension Division of
both the universities of Minnesota and
Wisconsin. She but recently arrived
at the Northwest Hoadquartors of the
Hed Cross at Seattle, and has been sent
this county direct through the Seattle
There Is a very Important work to be
done In each county by the public
health nurse nnd we trust that our peo
ple will heartily cooperate with Miss
Hunge in her efforts as she goes about
the various districts of Morrow county.
Morrow County Wool Grow
ers Meeting Is Postponed
County Agent Calkins Informs this
paper that owing to the fact that It
will he Impossible for certain speakers
to be present on Saturday, Nov. 19th,
the date set for holding the Morrow
County Wool Growers meeting, tho
meeting Is postponed, and announce
ment of tho new dato will appear later.
These speakers hnd nn important place
on tho program nnd It was thought
that to go ahead without them would
he a disappointment to all who might
Idaho Sheep Man Here.
Frnnk Gooding, extensive sheopman
of Gooding, Idaho, spent several days
at Heppner during the pant week, pur.
chasing from local sheep men about
80(10 sheep for shipment to his range In
Idaho. Mr. Gooding Is optlmlstlo con-
corning tho outlook for tho sheep In
dustry and expects to see the flockmas
tors coming back gtod and strong be
fore another season passese by.
Sundny Stock Nhlpmenta.
Fat slock shipments from the local
yards on Sunday to the Portland mar
ket consisted of two cars of sheep by
John Kilkenny nnd three cars of cattle
by F. D. Cox and T. J. Matlock.
County Court met In regular session
at Heppner, Oregon, November 2nd,
1921, with the following officers pres
ent: Hon. Wm. T. Campbell, Judge, Q.
A. Bleakman, Commissioner; I P. Dav
idson, Commissioner, Geo. McDuffee,
Sheriff, J. A. Waters, Clerk; when
among others the following proceed
ings were had, to-wlt:
The following General Claims were
presented to the court and after due
consideration allowed and ordered paid.
See list following. Following road
claims were presented to the court and
allowed and ordered paid. See list fol
Koad petition of J. R. Ashlnhust el
al, continued for the term.
Viewers' report on road petition o.
tl. W. Hlldebrand, et al, read and ap
proved and road as petitioned for al
Budget committee met and made up
i ine county ouugei lur ensuing; year.
Same will be published in run next
Court reduced wages for team and
common labor on roads to the follow
ing: 12.00 per day for team of 2 horses,
$3.00 per day for single handB.
Petition of C. A. Harrington et al to
call Bpeclal Road Meeting In Road Dist.
No. 2, for the puprose of voting a spec
ial tax of ten mills approved, and Nov.
20th set as date for the holding of said
Claims Allowed (iraeral Faud.
K. C. Wermark, Road 7-17...- $ G8.S7
W. W. Smfud, County Fair 750.00
J. E. Brown, Bounty 1.00
Add Moore, Road No. 6 44.60
Clyde Wltcraft, Road 17 12.50
Ted Crltes. Road No. 8 94.44
Crnndall & Roberts, Auditors 200.00
('has. B. Oral, DlBt Sealer 5.70
J. N. MattCBon Bounty 6.00
Tom Brady. Bounty 7.00
Daisy Pearl Becket Wld. Pension 25.00
Sadie Morey, Wld. Pension 25.00
Gladys Gibbons, Wld. Pension ... 10.00
Emma C. Fuller, Wld. Pension.... 10.00
Rebecca Knight, Wld. Pension.... 40.00
Harriett E. Crewdson, Wid. Pen. 17.60
Ernest Cannon, Bounty 3.00
Dr. C. C. Chick, Health Officer.... 8.20
J. A. Psdherg, Road No. 8 34.12
D. Mlsner, Bounty 4 00
A. J. Knohlock, Road Nos. 7-16 ... 62.50
C. E. Glasgow, Co. Court Exp 18.30
V. Youcum, Sheriff 80.00
Mrs. May Case, County Clerk 6.00
O. A. Rlenkman. County Court. .. 96.40
L. P. Davidson, County Court 62.00
W. T. Campbell, County Court 111.97
Sylva Wells, Assessor - 60.00
W. P. Prophet, Poor -. 40.00
Ed Rletmann. Road No. 3 27.50
Dalles Iron Works, Road No. 1 22.84
Standard Oil Co., Road No. E 46.88
S. C. Runyan, Rd. No. 6 2.75
Kd Durnn, Road. No. 8.. 10.00
Richard Steers, Road No. 16 7.50
Woodson & Sweek, Road No. 16 60.40
Sam MeDanlel, Road No. 16 15.00
Centrnl Market, Road No. 17 17.70
Phelps Grocery Co., Road No. 17 125.90
Pacific Coast Rescue League,
Contribution 60.00
Hushong & Co., Various Offices.... 68.42
lleppner Herald, Sheriff 28.50
Treasurer - - 1-80
M. U Case, Coroner - 6.80
HeppnerT.lght & Water Co., Ct.
House 69.65
W. R. Walpole, Tax Rebate...- 21.0b
N. P. R. R. Co., Tax Rebate - 27.97
Geo McDuffee, Tax Rebate 6.58
Sheriff - 15.00
Jail Account 41.40
Pac. Tel. & Tel. Co., Current Exp. 18.90
Ed Breslln, Current Exp. 32.00
Road No. 7 12 00
Chas. Latourell, Bounty 4.00
Patterson & Son, Poor 3.25
Dr. J. T. Cornier, Poor - 12.00
Humphreyes Drug Co., Ct. House .
and Poor 4.25
Gilliam & Blsbce, court house..- 40.15
Thomson Bros., Court House 2.05
E. P. Jarmon, Road No. 5 18.00
N. Thompson, Road No. 3 21.66
First National Bank, Hardman-
Rock Creek Road 3.75
Road No. 17 87.18
Road No. 8 68.25
Road No. 7 12619
Road No. 16 63.25
Hank of lone, Road No. 8 262.00
Road No. 9 177.57
Farmers & Stockgrowers Nation
al Bank, Rond No. 6 149.67
Road No. 7 - 106.40
Rond No. 9 - 320.00
Road No. 14 - 75.60
Road No. 16 - 160.19
General Road - 2.50
Lena-Jarmon Road 143,25
Claims Allowed From Koad Fuade.
Bristow & Johnson, Market Road 40.45
Clarenco Held, Road No. 5 54.00
Leo White, Road No. 4 19.81
Luther Ashlnhust, Rond No. 4 7.60
Claud Wnld, Road No. 4 36.00
O. V. Gibson, Rond No. 4 44.62
Phelps Grocery Co., Rond No. 7.... 147.03
Harry Brown. Rond No. 6 72.75
Will Cullok, Road No. 6 14.87
Jack Aycrs, Rond No. 6 142.75
Howard Cullck, Road No. 6 35.63
Robt. NotBon, Road No. 7 27.19
Stnte Ind. Acc. Com., Market Rd. 21.30
Genornl Roads 43.98
Earl Hunt, Road No. 8 10.00
Coo. McDuffee, Rond No. 8 20.00
Crnndall & Roberts, Gen. Roads.. 200.00
Ralph Benge, Road No. 6 -. 85.60
A. E. Wright, Road No. 16 33.12
Hardman Bond 16.88
Arlington National Bank, Road
No. 3 209.32
W. L. McCnleb, General Road...-. 200.00
E. Cannon, Road No. 16 7.50
First National Bank, Hermlston,
Rond No. 2 - 64.87
Arlington National Bank, Road
No. 2 - 86.87
II. W. Grim, et al, Road No. 1,
Speclnl 1372.25
Fccnnughty Co., General Road.... 7 Ji
Heppner Garage, General Road ... 1.00
L. W. Brlggs, General Rond 19.00
Howard Cooper Co., Gen. Road.... 10.92
Howard Cooper Co., Gen. Road.... 636.00
W. L. McCalob, Goncral Road 5.35
Howard Cooper Co., Gen. Road ... 21.80
J. W. Klrsohner, General Roads 32.60
reoplcs Hardware Co. Rd. No. 5 39.33
Genornl Road 7.36
Gilliam & Blsbee, General Road 38.57
Ronrdmnn Garage, Road No. 2.... 39.87
John Penny, Road No. 4 40.82
Geo. Schempp, Road No. 4 8.81
Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co., Market
Road 86 35
Lois Irene (Howard) Miller, wife of
E. 11. Miller, died at an early hour Mon
day morning at the home of Mrs. Geo.
Aiken, where she had been under the
care of a phyBician for a week past.
Death came to Mrs. Miller very sudden
ly, though Bhe had not been well for a
month or more, and a post mortem ex
amination showed clearly that death
was caused by intestinal trouble.
Mrs. Miller had been a resident of
Morrow county for the past two years,
residing with her husband on the Mil
ler farm a few milea out north of Lex
ington. Just recently the young people
had moved to a place of their own, Mr.
Miller having purchased the Lauder
place a few miles east of their former
home and they were Just getting Bet
tied down to begin a useful life to
gether when this aeparatlon cornea.
The blow Is indeed a hard one on the
young husband, and to the many friends
Mrs. Miller has made during her short
stay among the people here. The fun
eral will be held at the Christian
church In this city on Saturday after
noon at 2:30, it having been put off to
this date awaiting the arrival of Mrs.
Miller's mother from her home at Win
terse Iowa,
Lois Irene Howard was born July 11
1893, at Corydon, Iowa, and when but a
little girl removed to Salem, Oregon,
with her family and grew to woman
hood In that city. For a number of
years she was a Red Cross nurse and
during the Great War served ten
months In France. During this time
her future husband was also with the
A. E. P. in France but they never met
each other while over there.
She was married on December 31,
1919 to E. H. Miller at Salem and they
Immediately came to Morrow county to
reside. She had been a faithful member
of the Methodist church for many years
but since coming to Morrow county she
attended the Christian church with her
husband at Lexington and had greatly
endeared herself to the people there be
cause of her many excellent qualities.
Besides her husband Bhe Is survived
by her mother, Mra. Blanche E. Howard,
of Winterset, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs
Jay King, of Butte, Montana.
Heppner Post of the American Legion
has arranged to hold a big feed at the
Elkhorn restaurant on Nov. 18, at
which time the members of the Legion
will be served with a sea food dinner.
All memberB of the Legion are urged
to attend this feed and enjoy the com
radeship of the hour. It Is to be served
to them free and a good social time la
promised by the officers of the Poat who
have the matter In charge. Following
the feed will be the regular annual
election of officers.
Innday, Not. 13.
Sunday School at 9:45 A. M. Preach
ing at, 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sen
ior Endeavor at 6:00 p. m. Prayer
meeting service each Thursday evening
at 7:30. E. L. MOORE, Pastor.
WANTED Information aa to the ad
dresses of Madison Snyder, Frank H.
Snow, Louis Treanor, Chas. E. Stulti,
Saxon Young and Alfred Stingley. Ad
dress E. W. Spalding, National Metro
politan Bank Building, Washington. D.
C. Advertisement.
lone Mnrkot, Market Road . 4.85
Arlington National Bank, Road
No. 2 23.62
Stnte Ind. Acc. Com, aMrkot Rd. 9.31
General Road -. 42.10
First National Bank, Road No. 2 410.65
Road No. 6 76.81
Road No. 7 766.13
Road No. 8 - 251.07
Road No. 16 547.38
Road No. 17 150.00
Rond No. 6 58.62
Road No. 14 11.60
Market Road - 41.00
Hardman Bond 19.76
Bunk of lone, Market Road 668,20
Road No. 3 82.79
Road No. 6 229.78
Farmers & Stockgrowers Nation
al Bank, Market Road 26.25
Rond No. 5 - 94.98
Road No. 7 687.94
Road No. 9 - 210.00
Road No. 14 144.00
Road No. 16 168.44
Rond No. 17 65.94
General Road 25.00
Hardman Bond 94.62
1 . 1
Thinks Branch Should Have
Daily 2 Way Motor Service
R. E. Harbison, who runs the ware
house at Morgan, was In Heppner over
Monday. He made this office a pleasant
call and got acquainted with the pencil
pusher. Wetound him a very pleasant
gentleman to meet and a mam well In
formed on affairs generally. Mr. Har
bison would strongly favor a service on
the branch that would enable the peo
ple of his end of the county to get to
Heppner and back the same day. A
gaaoline motor would fill the bill nice
ly, he thinks, and if such a service
were established many more people
from that aide of the county would be
glad to come to Heppner and do a lot
of trading, and they would do It, too.
He hopes for the day when this may be
accomplished. Upon the completion of
the Willow creek highway we may
look for the establishment of a bus line
that will accomodate these good people,
and then It will be proper for the rail
road company to set up a cry that the
trucks and busses are taking away
their business. This contingency might
be headed off by ids railroad establish
ing a aervlce auch aa Mr. Harbison sug
gests. Fire Destroys Home.
The home of Mr. Harshman near
Rock creek beyond Hardman, was en
tirely destrtoyed by Are the first of the
week, together with Its contents. The
family is composed of five small chil
dren and all were left practically desti
tute of cothlng. Besides, the supply of
groceries that had been laid in for the
winter were all consumed by the flames.
The family is left In need and neigh
bors and others have contributed some
what to their necessities, and a collec
tion was raised to help them in Hepp
ner on Monday by Jaa Burnslde of
Hardman. An appeal was also made
to the Morrow County Chapter of the
Red Cross and no doubt some assist
ance will be given the family from the
Chapter when they are fully advised 01
the situation.
Brotherhood Will Hold No
vember Meeting on Monday
The regular monthly meeting of the
Brotherhood will be held at Hotel Pat
rick dining room oft next Monday eve
ning at 6:45. There will he the usual
feed and an interesting program. The
subject for discussion will be "Disarm-'
anient," and will be presented by At
torneys S. E. Notson and Jos. J. Nys. i
Get your tickets early. President James,
states that the disarmament question;
will be fully settled at this meeting i
and no male man of Heppner can afford
to miss It.
High School Pupils Parade.
The pupils of lleppner High put on a
parade this afternoon for the purpose
of advertising the football game at
Lexington tomorrow. The parade was
led by the high school orchestra which
played a mournful dirge and following
them was Lexington in a casket pre
pared for burial, with flowers an1 ev
erything, borne by six stalwart players
of the Heppner team, and then a suit
able number of mourners In an auto.
1'ehind the funeral cortege was the stu
dent body, and tMe parade no doubt
had the desired effect as it called forth
many spectators as it passed up and
down the street. Just whether It will
he Lexington or Heppner that will be
burled tomorrow remains to be seen
when the opposing teams themselves
have squared for battle. The parade
wag taking just the same and was a
line advertising stunt.
C. H. Brcshears of Lexington plead
guilty In Judgo Cornett's court on
Tuesday to a charge of stealing several
pieces of 2x4s from the Lexington yard
of the Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co. and:
drew a fine of $25 and costs. As a mat
ter of retaliation, Mr. Breshears Imme
diately upon his release swore out a
warrant for the arrest of E. A. Zochert
of Leexington for running his truck
without tho proper Btato license at-1
tached thereto. Mr. Zochert also en-'
tered his plea of guilty to this charge
and Judge Cornett extracted a fine of
$25 from him. j
Chas. Allinger, pioneer contractor!
nnd builder of lone, was in Heppner for;
a short time on Saturday to nttond to,
some business here. We acknowledge
a pleasant call from him and enjoyed a
few minutes in talking over affairs In'
his part of the county.
It Is now possible for automobiles to
pass between lleppner and Uklah by
way of Arbuckle mountain and Ellis
Ranger Station. This route is only
about forty-seven miles in extent. The
road has been made passable by the
work of Ranger Woods and Guard Cas
teel. Two bad crossings, one at Tur
pentine creek and one at Spruce springs
have been bridged and it Is estimated
that five hundred stumps have been
blasted from the road bed. That part of
the route between .L'kiah and Ellis
Ranger Station is entirely free of
stumps but a number remain west of
Ellis on the Heppner end. Several cars
have been over the road this fall. It is
hoped h next fall to connect this route
with the Heppner-Ritter road.
Ranger Woods recently located and
partly biased the route for a road lead
ing southward from Ellis Ranger Sta
tion directly to the Matlock creek and
lower Potamus. It is expected that ac
tual construction will begin on this
road in the spring. Its chief value will
be in the administration of the Forest
and affording a route for men and sup
plies in case of fire In the southern part
of the District.
A new ranger for the Gurdane Dis
trict arrived October 29 at the home of
Ranger and Mrs. Woods at Gurdane.
The new arrival weighed nine pounds
and is a lusty prospective forester.
W. C. Casteel, Forest Guard, packed
up and threw the "diamond" November
1 for the last time this season. He and
Mrs. Casteel, who accompanied him
throughout the season, expressed re
gret that the field season must close.
This was Mr. Casteel's first season with
the Forest Service and although he had
spent many summers in the mountains
and had frequently seen smoke from
forest fires, he says that he had not
realized till this summer that the ap
pearance of a smoke set some lookout
to calculating location, then a prompt
telephone call and almost Immediately
a man with a pack outfit was riding.
That a big smoke, or a smoke of certain
color was the signal that set in motion
more men with pack-strings, wagons or
automobiles according to the route.
The Five Mile Cattle & Horse Asso
ciation held its regular annual meet
ing at the Charles McDevitt ranch at
Gurdane Saturday All sections of the
country covered by the Association
were represented hut the total number
of members present was less than at
the last annual meeting. The Forest
Service was represented by S. R. Woods,
ranger on the Five Mile Range. Four
teen miles of drift fence has been con
structed during the season by the For
est Service and the Association In co
operation. It is desired to completely
enclose the entire Five Mile Range as
rapidly as possible. The next unit of
fence la to be built in Hall canyon. It
will be two miles in length and will
form a connecting link between the
Five mile fence constructed this season
and some private fence. The north lino
of the range will then be almost en
tirely fenced. The treasurer's report
showed tho finances of the Association
to bo in good shape. The following
officers were reelected by acclamation:
J. D. French of Gurdane, president;
Alex Ruholts, Tilot Rock, vice-president:
John Brosnnn. Lena, secretary
treasurer, and the following advisory
board: Clair Sturdivant. Uklah, Walker
Ellis. Albee, R. A. Culick, Lena, Phil
Iliggins, Lena.
Improvements nt Lexington.
Hie Ladies Aid has Just completed a
new cement walk around the Congre
gational church property at Lexington
on C nnd Water streets. The improve
ment Is a great help to the appearance
of this part of town and in the carrying
out of this work the Aid desires to ex
press thanks to nil those who helped.
The I. O. 0. F. nro also putting In a
cement walk nlong their lot, which con
nects up a good distance of cement
walk on C street. W. R. Munkers is
making extensive additions and Im
provements to his residence, while E.
Nordyke has the forms up for his now
garage nnd tho work of pouring con
crete will begin soon. Many are paint
ing and the local painters are kept on
the jump beautifying residences In dif
ferent parts of town. Lexington Is
"dolling up" some this fall, nn evidence
thnt nt least a small portion of pros
perity has come their way.
Ike Howard, prominent citizen of
lone, was in tho city Saturday attend
ing to business matters.
' J. W. Beymer and wife left for Port
land on Tuesday and will be absent In
the city during the remaining days of
' the Livestock Exposition.
I Mr. and Mra. N. 3. Whetstona were
passengera for Portland on Tuesday to
: spend the remainder of the week tak
ing In the Livestock show.
' Mr. and Mrs. Jason Blddle have
; moved to Heppner from Iona and will
j live here for the winter, being; doml
j cited at the Grandma Thompson home.
J. S. Beckwith, court reporter, is In
i the city this week, busily engaged In
j recording the testimony offered In the
i equity case being beard at the court
' house before Judge Phelps.
Percy Jarmon, alfalfa raiser of But
ter creek was a visitor In Heppner on
Saturday. He had a big crop of hay
this season but so far has not been able
to dispose of any of the crop.
Mr. ami Mra Ralph Flnley and W. B.
Finley were In the city on Monday from
their farm out north of Lexington. It
is quite dry out that way and there has
not been much seeding so tar this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Luttrell of Enter
prise are In Heppner and expect to
spend the winter here. In hopes that
the change to a lower altitude may
prove beneficial to the health of Mrs.
. Mr. and Mra Walter Becket of Eight
Mile, spent a few hours In this city on
Saturday. Mrs. Becket la teacher of
the Eight Mile Center school this year
and has a fine bunch of youngsters un
der her care.
Wid Palmateer and Wate Crawford,
farmers of the Morgan section, were
Heppner visitors on Monday, being in
terested in the case of the land owners
against the directors of John Day Ir
rigation district
Jason Biddle Is now the proud pos
sessor of a new Dodge car, purchased
this week from Cohn Auto Co. of this
city. He said it was necessary for him
to come to town once In a while and
he Just had to Invest
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson E. Brock of Pen
dleton drove over to Heppner on Sun
day and spent a couple of days here and
at Rhea creek, where Mrs. Brock has
some land holdings. They returned to
Pendleton Tuesday afternoon.
Roy Nelll and Grandpa Moorehead
were in the city Saturday from the
N'eill alfalfa ranch near Pine City, Mr.
Moorehead, who has been slowly re
covering from the effects of a stroke
of paralysis suffered a number of weeks
ago, was glad to be able to get to town
Gilbert W. Phelps, circuit judge, ar
rived from Pendleton on Sunday and
has been quite busy at the court house
this week hearing the John Day Irriga
tion district assessment case. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Phelps who Is en
Joying a visit with her many Heppner
Henry Stender Is disposing of his
property In Heppner to J. W. Osborn,
of Cecil, who expects to move to the
city as soon as the deal la closed. Mr.
Stender, who has retired from the farm
ing game, figures that he may buy him
a small place near Cecil and be closer
to his land holdings in that vicinity.
Harley Sperry was up from lone for a
short time on Thursday last He was
accompanied by Fred Bender, who with
Mrs. Bender had been spending the
past couple of weeks viaiting with their
many old-time friends at lone. Mr. and
Mrs. Bender were formrely engaged In
the general merchandise business there.
George Noble, a native Heppner boy
and brother of Eugene Noble, has been
in Heppner this week from his home
at The Dalles, making a visit with his
mother and brother here. For the past
dozen years or more he has been living
in Nevada but finally decided to return
to God's country and he la now located
at The Dalles with his family.
Martin Behm, resident and farmer of
the Ella neighborhood, was called to
Heppner on business Monday, and made
this office a pleasant visit while in the
city. Mr. Behm Is still hard at work at
the farming game, though he believes
that the farmer has been the first to get
back to normalcy, and Just a little be
yond, in what he has to sell. He raised
a good crop this season and will have
in a good acreage for another year.
Applications For Motor
Vehicle Licenses Mailed
Application blanks for 1922 licenses
have been mailed by the Secretary of
Stnte to all motor vehicle ownera in
Oregon, ao as to permit them to apply
for nnd receive such licenses before
January 1, 1922. Motor vehicle owners
will avoid much trouble, annoyance and
unnecessary delay by promptly apply
ing for their 1922 licenses upon receipt
of the application blanks. Deferring
applying for licenses until about the
first of the year only congests the work
of the Secretary of State's office and
may result in the arrest of the car own
ers by traffic officers for failure to have
the 1922 licenses on their cars after
January 1st next. License plates for
1922 will have a yellow background and
black figures and letters.
Up to the present time during the
year 1921 there have been registered
and licensed in Oregon 613 motor ve
hicle dealers, 6.436 chauffeurs, 178,610
motor vehicle operators, 3.106 motor
cycles and 116.fi19 passenger and com
mercial cars, from which the total li
cense fees nggregate $2,319,307.00. Tho
fees, less administration expenses, are
distributed one-fourth to the counties
from which the registrations are re
ceived and three-fourths to the State
Highway fund for use In road construc
tion and Improvement throughout tho
State generally.
The distribution of the registrations
up to September 14, 1921, showi that
in Morrow county there were register
ed 6 motor vehicle dealers, 28 chauf
feurs, 1,119 motor vehicle operators,
1 motorcycle, 739 passenger cars, ! am
bulnnces and hearses, 16 commercial
cars of less than one ton capacity, 58
I trucks of from one to five tons capac
. Ity, or a total of 915 licensed passen
I ger nnd commercial motor venlcies.
Fratrraal aad Protective Aaaarlalloa la
(itoea a Booet In Saeeeaafal father
lag at Hrppaer oa Taraday.
The seventh annual district conven
tion of the Degree of Honor Protective
Association for Eastern Oregon was
held at Heppner on Tuesday of this
week. There was not a large attend
ance from the outside, Pendleton being
the only place that sent a delegation.
There were nine members came over
from that city and they enjoyed the
meetting with the members of the
He'ppnee lodge very much.
The presiding officers at this conven
tion, which was held in I. O. O. F. hall,
were President, Mrs. Mary Etta Jones,
of Magnolia Lodge No. 34 of Pennle
ton; Past President, Mrs. Emma Jones
of Kate J. Young Lodge No. 29 of
Heppner; First Vice President Mrs.
Lillle Aiken, of Heppner; Second Vice
President, Mrs. Elsie Stevenson of
Heppner; Usher, Mrs. Myrtle Aiken of
Heppner; Assistant Usher, Mrs. Minnie
Hill of Heppner; Secretary, Mra Myrtle
Farley of Pendleton; Inner Watch, Mra.
Amy D. McFerrln of Heppner: Outer
Watch, Mrs. Sylvia Devln of Heppner.
Mrs. Edith M. Rinehart of John Day,
state president, was here to assist In
the work of the convention and to lend
cheer and encouragement Mrs. Rine
hart has remained over for the week to
work for the success of the local lodge
in gathering in a few new members.
At the noon hour a banquet was
spread In the dining hall and the mem
bers of the local lodge and their
guests sat down to a delicious spread
of viands chief among these being an
abundance of delicious friend chicken.
Mrs. Lillle Aiken, Mrs. Myrtle Aiken,
Mrs. Amy D. McFerrln, Mra Geo. Moore
and Mrs. Leo Hill were responsible for
the success of the banquet feature
which was pronounced one of the finest
ever spread in the history of the city.
At the business session officers for
the new year were chosen as follows:
Mrs. Elsie Stevenson, convention presi
dent and Mra Lillle Aiken, correspond
ing secretary.
In the evening a reception was held
at the home of Mra Mattie B. Scrlvtier
and an enjoyable social time was had.
Heppner plana to hold the conven
tion here next year and the time will
likely be changed to June. The Pen
dleton delegation agreed to thla and
has promised to bring a big bunch here
next time, including their team, which
Is said to be one of the best In the en
tire country.
The Pendleton delegation was pro
fuse In Its praise for Heppner and they
stated to a reporter of this paper that
they were going to come Just as often
as they could. This delegation was
composed of Mrs. Agnes Willtama Mra
Mary Etta Jones, Mra May Powera
Mra Ava Edwards, Mrs. Anna Peterson,
Mrs. Ella Rosa Mrs. Ella Anderson, Mrs.
Myrtle Farley and Mra Lettie Long.
They came over by auto and were chap
eroned by Mr. Peterson.
Mrs. Smead Attends D. A. R.
Meeting In Stockton, Calif.
Mrs. W. W. Smead, of this city who is
at present visiting at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Chas. H. Curtla at
Stockton, Calif., forwards this paper a
short account of a D. A. R. meeting she
attended in that city and copied from
the Stockton Record:
El Toyan Chapter, D. A. R., held their
November meeting yesterday at the
town residence of Miss Emily Dodge
at the Home Apartments. Following
the business meeting Miss Dodge gave
an Interesting account of the life of
George and Martha Washington, illus
trating with many pictures.
Mrs. Frederick M. Braddock added to
this with anecdotes of George Wash
ington. Mrs. A. H. Ashley and Mrs. W.
W. Smead of Heppner, Oregon, a mem
ber of the Chapter D. A. R. of The Dal
lea Oregon, told incidents that had
come to them in various ways.
Lord's Day. ov. 13.
We need the complete rest embodied
in change of employment, environment
motiv, thought, atmosphere and vision
that attendance on the Church services
affords. No man can do full Justice
to himself, nor discharge his obliga
tions to God who neglects this means
of rest and encouragement
Come and worship with us at four
helpful services on each Lord's Day, or
any part of them. Bible School 10 a.
m.. Communion and Preaching. 11 a m ,
Christian Endeavor. 631) p. m., and Song
Service and Preaching at 7:30 p. m.
Books For Library Waatrd.
The Heppner Library association
hereby requests donations of books for
the library, funds of tho association
for the purchase of new books for tho
present year being exhausted. Anyone
having one or more books they have
finished and are willing to donate to
the library are requested either to
leave the same at Mrs. L. G. Ilerron's
millinery storo or notify Mrs. W. P.
Mahoney, Mra Sam E. Van Vactor or
Mrs. Ada M. Ayera and they will b
called for. The library is well pat
ronized but tho need for more books Is
Be Ready to Attend Big
Game At lone Tomorrow
That football game at lone on to
morrow between Heppner and hunt
Legion teams, will bo a hummer, and
everyone that can go down from heie
should do so. Commander Crego, of tti
Heppner Post, would also tike to have.
Just as many a. possibly volunteer
some space In their cars for tho trans
portation of the Heppner team to th
Egg City. Lot him know hov many
you will be able to accomodate.
Geurgo and W. P. McMillan and
! Ilarve MeAlister wore LexttiKtnn gen
I tlemen who visited Heppner Tuesday.