iVoUc AuJslurium The Gaz PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO TIIE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 39, Number 33. 1IEITXEK, OHEGOX, THUBSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1921. Subscription $2.00 Per Year ETTE- TIMES HEAVYFALLOF SNOW OVER HEPPNER HILLS Not l Hwollrf-tlon of the Oldnt Inknb llnut Has KiM-k Hrnvr Snow Fall Owucrrrd ao Earlr la the Smnon. Wrathrr llaa Hera Mild. Late Friday afternoon It began mow ing at Ileppner and It kept It up at a lively rate until Sunday afternoon. A totul of aliout 14 Inches full here. Sun day night It began raining and baa rained intermlttantly nearly every day since making a crust on the snow whirh rendered moving about very un comfortable. The auto and bua traffic of the city has been practically sus pended because of the deep snow and the roads have not been very well broken leading to town from the coun try districts. Owing to the mild weather, the anow has been gradually melting and at the present there la considerable slush. The tuwness with which the melting la go ing on has ueen a splendid thing as It has not caused the water to rise to any considerable extent In the creeks, nnd the moisture is soaKing Into the ground where it la needed and will do a lot if good. With a big rise In Wll low creek much damage might result just at this time to the new concrete bridges under construction. The work on these has progressed nicely up to the tlmo of the storm and none of them ure in such condition that the false work can be removed and the creek channel Is pretty badly hampered by the construction forms, so there is ground for the fear of damage to the bridges and other property that might result from flood waters. A few more days of present weather conditions and the danger should be over. From reports coming into Heppner, the storm has been general east of the Cascade mountains and has raised havoc generally with the operation of railroads, telephone and telegraph ays terns. Trains are blocked on both aides of the Columbia river. Big slides have occurred on the O-W. R. sc N. between Hood Itlver and I'ortland, and through trains are reported to he tied up at dif ferent points along the lino. The Hepp ner branch train has been held here since Funday ns there was no connec tion on the main line. The mail went riut yesterday, however, on the work train, and we understand that passen gers will be taken out today as arrange ments have been made to take them through to destination. It Is expected to be several days, however, before the obstrur (inn on the tracks beyond Hood Itlver have been cleared away so that trains can get through to Portland. The snow fall has been very heavy throughout tlite Columbia Itlver Imsln Three feet or nioro Is reported at The Italics while over Morrow county there has been perhaps an average of II Inches. At Monument there was no snow, so we have been informed by parties getting In from there the past clay or so nnd they were surprised to lind such a heavy mantlo of snow here. It is a very unusual Btorm for tills country at the time of year and It Is not recalled by the oldest inhabitant that bo heavy a fall of snow ever occurred here so early In the year. Twenty years ago tho county was visited by a fall of snow to the depth of about 8 inches which fell a month earlier and laid on but a few days. And we can recall that In 1 S9? there came a freeze-up about Thanksgiving ilny and there waa also snmo snow, but nothing to compare with tho present storm, tho the weather was much colder and much fruit and vegetables that hnd not been gathered were destroyed by the freeze. This snowfall will b of great value to the farmers as most of the moisture resulting therefrom will be obsorbed in tho ground. The storm began with a rain which soon turned to snow; there was no frost In tho ground and the fields are In excellent shape to drink in the water as the snow gradually melts. Klorhnion have plenty of feed and their herds and flncki will not suffer, and from present indications It will not be many days until tho ground Is bare again. It Is too enrly to expect much winter weather, but we are no prophet Old Mnn Loses Money. Hllas Harris was down from his home nenr Parkers Mill at the end of tho week and reported that he had been recently robbed of the sum total of his money, U90. He had the money placed awny In his cellar at his home and the money was taken while he went down to tho postolllco for his mall, so he re ports. The cellar was supposed to be a very substantial affair, and the strong door was locked with a padlock. The lock hnd been pried off and his treasure disappeared with tho perpetrator of the theft leaving nothing behind as a clew to his idontlty. It left the old mnn strapped for the time being, but ho will he In funds ngnln when ho receives his pension. He mny conclude now that plnolng his surplus money In a bank will bo tho best policy. The funeral of Barney F. Dohorty was held nt tho Catholic church in this city last Saturday forenoon, Mev. Fath er Caniwell odlclcatlng. The body ar rived from Portland on Friday eve ning. Deceased was a native of Ire land, hnd boon n. resident of Morrow county for many years and was well known here. Ills only relatives are Mrs. Michael Kenny, sister, of this city, nnd James (1. Hoherty, brother, of Blnokhorse. In company with Mrs. Shurte, school superintendent, Miss Kmina Bungo, public health nurse, made a visit to the schools of Lexington and lone and other points in tho north end of tho county the rnt week. Miss Bungo will have hor otllce in the I. 0. O. F. building In the room formerly occupied by Pr. Allison, nnd her office hours will bo on Saturday of each week In this city. Other parts of the week will he occupied with the work outside of Hoppner. Heppner Post, American Le gion, Elects Officers for 1922 A large number of the members of Heppner Post No. 87, American Legion, gathered around the festive board at the Klkhorn restaurant on Friday eve nlng and partook of a big feed of sea food which had been prepared fur them in a delectable manner by Edward Chlnn, the genial proprietor. After disposing of large quantities of the various products of the sea, the boys held a business session and elected the following ofllcera for the ensuing year: J. W. Cook, Post Commander, Forby Oreamha, Vice Commander, Paul Gem- mell. Adjutant, Walter Moore, Finance Oltlcer. The question of erecting i building for the Legion was also dis cussed, along with some other business matters, but no definite steps were tak en at this time. mVHKNCE SWI'.KK. Lawrence Sweek died at his home I near Monument Monday, November 11 after an Illness that had extended over a period of several years. He was burled at Monument Wednesday a large number of friends and neighbors at tending the funeral. He was born February 26, 1857, In the Willamette valley about 10 miles south of Portland on a farm and remained on the farm and engaged in agricul turnl pursuits until 180 when he re moved to Grant county. He spent two years at Prairie City and then moved to Hamilton where he took a band of sheep on shares. In 1S94 he sold out his sheep an-1 received 90 cents for his ewes nnd 75 cents for his lambs and for a while he engaged In freighting. Later he acquired his home near Monument and again went Into the sheep business He was married February 17, 1879, to MIbs Emily L, Harding of Washington county, Oregon, and they became the parents of eight children as follows: Fay, Rex I... Onn. Belle, Calvin L, Ruth, ninncbe and Gladys. Deceased was a member of the Ma sonic lodge at Mo, anient. He was prominent In tho affairs of the county and for a number of years took a very active part In the Grant County Stock Growers' Association. He was a man of fine character, stood very high, had many friends and his death is greatly to be regretted. Blue Mountain ICagle Owing to the Interrupted train ser vice. It Is Impossible for urn to advertise a definite program this week, but If we rrrrlve nor Aims the fart will be made known on our bill bonrri. STAK THKATIIK. CECIL ITEMS OF INTEREST Oscar Lundell of Khea was doing business in lone on Friday. J. J. McKntire of Killarney was a caller In Cecil on Tuesday. A. llenrikpen of Willow Creek ranch left for Montana on a business trip on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Krebs of the Las Camp spent Sunday and Monday at Hardman. J. W. Oaborn and friend, J. Combost, from Texas, honored tho county seat with a visit during the week. W. (i. Hynd, who has been visiting friends hi Cecil for a few days, return ed to his home at Sand Hollow Monday. Jack Hynd of Huttcrby Flats, sold his wool during the week and shipped a carload out to Portland on Thursday. Miss Violet Hynd of Butterby Flam left on the local for Heppner on Sunday to resume her studies at Heppner high school. Leo Gorger of lone, Roy Stender of Soldomseen ranch and J. K. Crahtree of Dotheboys Hill were Cecil visitors on Sunday, Hnow began falling in Cecil on Fri lay and by .Saturday noon, Nov, uuh, a heavy cover of snow was to be seen on nil sides. J. A. Tioednon was in Cecil on Fri day, seeing Julius Klein and Fred Sam- pest safely on board the local flyer bound for I'ortland. Geo. W. Krebs, who has been visiting with his sons at the Lust Camp for sev eral months, left on Saturday for his home In I'ortland. Mr. and Mrs. C. A, Minor spent a day or two nt tho Last Camp on their re turn from Portland before leaving for their home in Heppner. Herbert Hynd, accompanied by Miss Eleanor Furney and Misses A. C. Hynd and A. C. Lowe, all of Cecil, honored; the Kgg City with a visit on Monday.1 Mr. and Mrs. Oral Honriksen and rlaughtor, Mina Anna Josephine, from their much nt Hamilton, spent the week1 end with Mrs. A. Henrlksen at Willow Creek ranch. j Horbert Sommei fehlt, who has been visiting friends in Cecil for several weeks, left on Saturday for Prosser, Wash., where he will visit some time before going to his homo in Portland.! H. K. Duncan, of Puay Pee ranch left for Condon on Thursday with a truck load of his famous honey. Wo hear) that U. E. has also begun tho dairying I business. He has Invested In a herd of Holstelns quite, recently, I i Mr. and Mr. T. 11. Lowe of the High way House entertained a largo party; of ladles and gentlemen at dinner on Sunday evening. Miss Huth VatA'actor of Heppner, K. Winntel of Canity and: Sd Kletmann of lone being tho guests i of honor, i i Dwight Mistier has been the buslost man in Morrow county during tho week airing out his new Oakland sodan car nnd selling tickets for tho Chautauqua which will bo held in lone during tho week, Cecil ought to be well represent ed if all the ticket holders make use of their tickets. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Combost nnd daugh ter, from Valdasta, Texas, left for Portland and vicinity on Snturdny, nf ter MMu1lri; some time visiting wlh tholr cousin, J. W. Osborn at Cecil. Mr. Combost may decide, on returning to lo cate In Morrow county if he finds noth ing eultablo clsowhere. i PRES. OF STATE FARM m Arrangements have been made by C. C. Calkins County Agent, to have O. A. Mansfield, State Farm Bureau president, meet the farmers of Morrow county during the week of December 5-12. Dur ing that week afternoon and evening meetings will be held at the following communities of the county: Boardman, Irrlgon, Cecil. lone, Lex ington, Alpine, Heppner, Pine Clt, Eight Mile and Hardman. The dates of the different meetings will be announced next week through the county papers. Mr. Mansfield Is now attending a meeting of the National Farm Bureau and with his message from the organ ized farmers, coupled with hla burning desire to help them to a position equal to the one enjoyed by people In other walks of life, wll make It worth while the time it will take for every farmer to get to these meetings. Morrow county expects to have a Farm Bureau equal to any in the other counties, to aid the farmers In meeting their problems. Convention In Sneers. Pendleton Itehekahs who attended the annual district convention held yesterday In Echo speak high praise for the success of the gathering. The local delegates motored to Echo for the day. Three hundred Rehekahs were pres ent, among them Mrs. Nettle Whet stone, of Pendleton, president of the Rebekah Assembly of Oregon, Mrs. Olive Frye of Heppner, grand assembly marshall, and Mrs. Etta Sanderson of Freewater, Inside guardian. The Freewater team won the sliver cup for the degree' team work, and Freewater was chosen as the meeting place for the next convention, to be held In 1922, Mrs. Jones of Milton was selected as chairman for the conven tion, MrB. Jessie Kirk of Freewater, vice chairman and Mrs. Henry Thomp son of Pendleton, conductress. East Oregonian. - THE FEDERATED CHURCH. Sunday School at 9:45 A. M. Preach ing at 11:00 a. m. and T : SO p. m. Sen ior Endeavor at 6:00 p. m. Prayer meeting service each Thursday evening at 7:30. E. L. MOORE, Pastor. Sl'MiESTIVE HEADING. You will hear it said that such and such a magazine prints suggestive stor ies, meaning that they present corrupt ing Ideas in an attractive dress. But there Is a suggestiveness also of quite a different sort the suggestiveness that ouickns the reader's sense of duty. stimulates ambition, gives courage to face adversity, fortifies against yield ing to temptation. It Is this better kind of suggestiveness that you will And on almost every page of The Youth's Com panion. Which of these two kinds of suggestiveness would you wish to have exert an influence in your family life? The 62 issues of 1922 will be crowded with serial stories, short stories, editor ials, poetry, facts and fun. Subscribe now and receive: 1. The Youth's Companion 52 lssueB in 1922. 2. All the remaining issues of 1921. 3. The Companion Home Calendor for 1922. All fr 12.50. 4. Or Include McCall's Magazine, the monthly authority on fashions. Both publications, only $3.00. THE YOUTH'S COMPANION, Ommonwealth Ave. ft St Paul St., Bos ton, Mass. New subscriptions received at this office. While R. E. Harbison of Morgan was In town last Saturday he unexpectedly met his old friend, M. H. Nlckelsen, who was visiting here from Hood River. Messrs. Harbison and Nlckelsen are Oregon pioneers of the long ago but had not met for years, consequently the meeting Saturday was a pleasant ahd enjoyable one for both gentlemen. lone Independent. Snntnr Stnnflelil Will Send Seeds If Yon Write illm. Senator R. N. Stanfleld writes The Onzette-Tlmcs that ho has been allotted a small quantity of garden and flower seeds for free distribution. The sena tor calls attention to the fact that In asmuch as these seeds have cost the government a large outlay In money, there will be no promiscuous distribu tion, and he desires that they be placed In the hands of those who will use them. He will be glad, however, to mail a portion to each and every citlcen de siring them, upon their written request to him nt Washington, D. C. Requests should bo sent In Imme diately so as to reach Senator Stnnflold by December first, and the seeds will be mailed out Immediately after January first. Jnck Mulligan desires to announce that he will not make another trip to Ileppner before spring, nnd nil those desiring to have their pianos tuned should see him now. Will be In Hepp ner until the first of the coming week. I.eo Hill returned from Portland the Inst of the week, whore he hnd been to bring up a new Willys-Knight car which he had sold to young Mr. Piper of Piper's Cnnyon. Thanksgiving services will be held at the Christian church nt 10:30 this forenoon. Rev. E. U Moore of the Fed erated church delivering the address. TBEASl llEll'S NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that all Gen eral Fund Warrants, registered up to nnd Including May 1st, 1921, will be paid upon presentation at my office on Decembor 6th, 1921. Interest censes after this date. T. J. HUMPHREYS, Cunty Treasurer. I'OK SALE As I am contemplating leaving Heppner, I nm offorlng my property for snlo. Will make reasnnble forms. See me at once. E. H. Slocum. Advertisement. 2t OH DEATH. WHERE IS THY STING? HEPPNER HI LIFE Edited By JUNIOR ENGLISH CLASS Calendar. Nov. 24-25. Thanksgiving vacation. Dec. 9. Lyceum number, DeMarco Company. Dec. 13. P.-T. A. meeting. Dec. 16 Studentbody play, "The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary." Dec. 19. Lyceum number, Guila Adams. If our high school may be judged by our studentbody president, then we are evidently a very Industrious crowd for Don Case, studentbody president, has recently secured a position In the Heppner postofflce where he will spend practically all of his spare time. Savory odors of "turkey 'n' trimmins" issued forth from the domestic science rooms last Wednesday evening when the Senior class of "12 enjoyed their an nual Thanksgiving banquet The boys furnished the turkey, and the girls the necessary amount of "trimmins" and cooking to make IV success. Monday morning, about Ave minutes after the bell rang, Mr. James came In to the assembly and said, "Mr. Heard, aren't you going to call classes?" Mr. Heard looked around the room at the vacant seats and said, "Classes!" The attendance of the school Monday was about two-thirds; and two of the teachers, Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Turner, were absent However, Mrs. Clark made her appearance Tuesday morning. The football game played by our Freshies and those of Lexington last Thursday ended In a tie. Paul Aiken ntercepted a forward pass and made a 95-yard run for our only touchdown. The teams were quite evenly matched and the game ended with a score of 7 to 7. Consldrlng the fact that our boys had had no chance to practice they did very good work. The self-winding clock In the assem bly as well as the other rooms has ceased to wind itself, and a clock ofi days gone by has been resurrected and placed in the study hall. The Jerseys have arrived for the doughnut" basketball teams and as soon as the 2nd year domestic art class makes the trousers, practice is expected to begin. The Friday after Thanks giving will be celebrated by some of the boys marking off lines, sweeping floors, and putting up goals in the gymnasium. In order to more fully understand the organization of national government, the eighth grade civics class organized two political parties. Each party had its candidates for president vice-pres ident, senators, representatives, attor ney-general and speakers. Votes were cast by the class on Friday, and the returns announced Monday. Monday morning Mr. Heard asked for volunteers to clean up the football suits, as these would have to be laid away on account of having no games for the rest of the season. Several freshmen volunteered to bring tubs and washhboards to begin work Tuesday afternoon. The football game between Heppner and Pendleton, which was to have been held at Heppner on Saturday, November 19, was cancelled by Pendleton. Owing to the heavy snowfall, It was decided that transportation was Impossible. It was a great disappointment to the high school students as they had been eager ly looking forward to this event. "What's happened?" "Weill If you aren't taking your Latin home" "That'B the first time I've ever ssen you take yonr Latin home' These were Borne of the remarks heard when several pupils were caught in the unusunl act of tnking their Lat in home nut there's A reason. The' class has divided Into two sections nnd is having matches on vocabulary drills, and the losing side must treat. The Junior Class held n candy sale at tho wrestling match Satuidav. The sale was held for the purpose of rais ing funds to buy a new pennaut, but the amount taken In was very small as the crowd was not very large and the people were too Interested in the match. It Is hoped that they meet with better success the next time, as the assembly looks rather lonely without a Junior pennant Another cartoon has been added to the collection already on the bulletin I ' f " .rjjSfiii CCPVH.GMT 1921 1UB VPOCSTTH !lrPV CO board. This one is by Harold Case and It Is a representation of the effect of the heavy snow on the football Beason. The title is "The Real White Mule." A white mule represents the snow and he is seen kicking a boy in football togs, which represents the football season. The cast for the play, 'The Rejuven ation of Aunt Mary" has been chosen and practice was commenced Monday night. The play is the story of how a particular and wealthy old maid is re juvenated, or made young again, as the result of a visit paid to her e-av voumr nephew and his college friends in the city. Ailene Sprouls takes the part of Aunt Mary and Alvin Bovd that of the happy-go-lucky nephew Jack, who Is always able to coax enough money from his fond aunt to get him safely out of the various difficulties in which he is always involved. More detailed accounts of the play will appear In la ter Issues of this paper. The Work of the Pnblle Henltfc Hmt, Miss Emma Bunge, the public health nurse, spent Monday inspecting the children of the grades and opportunity room. Miss Bunge inspects each child and if that child shows symptoms of defect a notice is sent home to the par ents requesting that they take the child to their family physician for diagnosis and treatment The nurse always wants to get acquainted with every parent; she trys to visit as many homes as possible and she Is here to help all those who are In need of her. She 1b going to have an office In the Odd Fellows building and office hours will be Saturday from 8:30 to 12; the other days are spent in visiting the different schools In the county. She has taken this office in order that those who wish to bring their children to her for Inspection or who wish a consulta tion wtih her may do so. Miss Bunge says that the Modern Health Crusade Is being taken up by the pupils in different schools in the county. It teaches the pupil clean habits of living nnd the common sense rules of health. Many Animals Killed. Harold Dnbyns, champion slayer of coyotes for the United States biological survey's predatory animal department, is in Portland conferring with his chief, Stanley G. Jewett.t Dobyns is working In the Blue mountain region of Eastern Oregon this winter. Since July 17 he has killed S6 predatory an imals and during the last 13 days he killed 18 coyotes by poison, according to the Oregon Journal. During Octo ber, 15 trappers worked full or part time and took an average of 19 preda tory animals per month. The men worked a total of 3t!4 1-2 days and killed 199 coyotes 2 bobcats, 1 bear, 1 badger nnd 5 racoons. In addition. 72 porcupines, 11 badtrers and S skunks wiie taken hi: not numbered nor any part saved. Doric Lodge to Entertain. Doric Lodge No. 20, K. of P. is pre paring to entertain the members of that order nnd their ladles with a big tur key dinner on next Tuesday evening at I. O. O. F. hall. The committees hnve been at work on this feed for some time past and everything will be in readiness for a good time. Besides the dinner a good program of entertain ment will he offered and It is expected that there will be a large gathering of the Knights and their Indies on this occasion. Crsnd Worthy Matron Dd Not Uracil Heppner. Mrs. Minnie C. Letson. Grand Worthy Mntron of the Order of Eastern Star of Oregon, was to hnve been in Heppner Monday night to pay an pinclnl visit to Ruth Chapter No. 32, but owing to the big storm and the consequent blockade of traffic on the railroad she was un able to reach this city, and the official visit was unavoidably postponed to some future date. Enrl IMirycnr Is Dead. Earl Puryear, well known here, pass ed away tint Monday night after a brief Illness at his hotne In Pasco, Wn., where he had been in business. His wife is tho daughter of the late W. T. McNnhb, and Mrs. McXnbb left on tho Wednesday morning train for Pasco. lono Independent. Dave Hynd, of Rose Lawn ranch. Sand Hollow, was doing business In Heppner on Saturday. J. O. Turner and family have been spending the week In the city frm their farm north of Swaggart Buttes. Pat Foley, proprietor of Patrick ho tel. was up from The Dalles over Thursday night last, looking after his interests here. KOH SALE Flve-hoom house, or will lease at 120 per month; also almost new range and other furniture. Mrs. Jose phine Schempp. Advertisement Oscar Edwards returned home Sat urday from Portland, where he had been for a few weeks, helping with the Morrow county exhibit at the stock show. Harvey Miller came to town Saturday afternoon, expecting to go out on the train Sunday for Salem. He has been In the city since waiting for the train service to start again. ! Walter Becket came In from Eight Mile Tuesday with a fine bunch of fat turkeys which he had prepared to for I ward to the Portland market in time for the Thanksgiving trade. I Miss Beatrice 8perry Is home from j Portland on a vacation of two weeks ! duration. Miss Beatrice holds a post j Hon in the First National Bank of Port- j land. lone Independent j Miss Lorena Palmateer, high school ; teacher, departed this morning for Walla Walla to spend her Thanksgiving vacation visiting with a friend who is a teacher in the schools of that city. The carnival staged by the Federated Sunday School at L O. O. F. hall last Friday evening was a pronounced sue cess. It was well attended and there was a lot of fun and a good time for everybody. J. M. Gambill and family left for Springfield, Ore., their future home, last Wednesday. lone regrets to lose the Gambill family and the best wishes of the community go with them. lone Independent Oscar Keithley reports that the big snow storm has been driving the wild geese to the stubble fields In his vicin ity. He went out Tuesday and bagged four fine fellows. It is very seldom that geese stop In his part of the county. Oning to the Interrupted train ner- vice. It In Impossible for us to advertise a definite program thin vreek. but if we receive any films the fnct will be made known on our bill boards. STAR THEATRE. Dillard French Is In the city today. Being an extensive stock raiser he was not bo well pleased with the heavy snow but states that he feels better now, that it is melting away slowly. Mr. French is a leading cattleman of the Gurdane district Phil Doherty. stockman and farme of the lone section, was doing business in Heppner the first of the week. was not feeling bad over the big storm as the heavy fall of snow will bring a lot of needed moisture to the wheat fields and pasture lands. A six-pound daughter arrived to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Boyer on Friday, Nov. ISth. at the maternity home of Mrs. G. C. Aiken In this city. Both mother and child are doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Boyer live near Monument APPLES 11.00 AND LESSl I am of fering Newton and Spitzenberg cooking and eating apples at $1.00 f. o. b. Hood River, with a discount of BCj, on orders of 10 boxes or more. Terms, cash with order. B. L. Clark, R. 1, Eox 8S, Hood River, Ore. Advertisement. L. Monterestelli, manufacturer of tombstones and monuments, has been in Heppner for the past week. He drove over from Pendleton In his car Just before the storm, and when he was ready to return home he was unable to do so, either by auto or train. Mrs. Daisy Becket and son Billy came in from Eight Mile on Tuesday, expecting to take the train for Port land, where she would spend the Thanksgiving vacation with her eldest son. who is attending school in the city this winter. There being no train ser vice she did net get away. Oris Padberg was In from his farm Saturday and made this office a pleas ant call. He states that he has In over 400 acres of wheat, a goodly portion of which was up In fine shape before the snow came, and he was feeling good over the prospect of a big lot of mois ture going into the ground. Dr. Fred E. Farrlor started for Hepp ner Junction on Sunday morning, ex pecting to meet Mrs. Farrlor and son Fred who are on the way home from a visit of several months In Oklahoma. The train got as far as lone and then returned to Heppner and Mrs. Farrlor has had to remain at Pendleton during the blockade. A. M. Edwards finished up a good well at the farm of Chris Brown a few miles west of Ileppner. this week. At a depth of 3.10 feet a fine flow of water has been secured and Mr. Brown can now proceed to put In a good water system on his place. Mr. Edwards will move his drilling outfit to Lexing ton, where he will put down a well on the city property of Claud White. Oscar Keithley came in from Eight Mile on Tuesdny with a nice lot of tur keys, which he disposed of locally. He states that the snow fell over the Eight Mile country to the depth of about eighteen Inches; this has settled down a lot since by the thawing that has been going on. The last day or so much rain has fallen also and there will be a lot of moisture taken into tho ground, the fields being In Just the right condi tion to receive it. The moisture will be of much benefit to the late sown grain. W. W. Smead got home Saturday eve ning from Portland. Ho had been In the city for a couple of weeks or more, attending the Live Stook show and caring for the Morrow county exhibit there, Mr. Smead states that the show was a real success this year, drew large crowds and everyone was well pleased. He also states that there was no doubt in Portland when ho left that tho 1925 exposition measure to bo voted on there j Saturday would carry strong: Just what will happen to It when taken be fore the state at largo is another ques tion, however, ns there seems to be very strong opposition to anything that will add to the burden of taxation. U. P.SYSTEMTRAFFIC RELATIDNSIMPROVED t'ulon Pnrlfle Slrm Snnllows the Ore-tron-Wnshlna-ton Hnllrond at Navlsa lloa k, Oregon Snort Line and Is Ion Pnrlfle Ce. The announcement has Just been made by the traffic authorities of the Union Pacific System of a complete re organization of that department The news was somewhat startling at first glance, especially to those whose bus iness relations with that big firm have been more or less friendly and intimate for a long time. But as explained by A. S. Edmonds, assistant traffic manager, who has Just returned from a big conference meeting in the East the move is not In any sense revolutionary. Indeed, it rather con templates unified in place of unit con trol, and is really in line with what nearly all the big railroad systems have found after years of experience to be the most satisfactory. Until this announcement was made the Union Pacific System operated un der the unit plan. That la, the Union Pacific Company, Oregon Short Line and Oregon-Washington Railroad It Navigation Co., while comprising the System, were still doing business under their Individual titles. In a technical senset his rather Hinted the activities of Its various officers, and to overcome that situation and place all parts of the system In position to deal with the traffic world as a system rather than as three units this reorganization was de cided upon. Under the new arrangement Mr. Ed monds became assistant traffic manager of the Union Pacific System, with headquarters at Portland, instead of traffic manager of the O.-W. R, & N. Wm. McMurray, general passenger agent and H. E. Lounsbury, general freight agent of the O.W., are now gen eral passenger agent and general freight agent respectively, of the Un ion Pacific System and are In position to handle System matters as freely as they formerly did O-W. matters. While Mr. Edmonds was in the East in conference with the traffic authorit ies at headquarters effecting this reor ganization he also atetnded the agri cultural Inquiry conducted In Congress and several meetings of the Transcon tinental Rate Bureau as welL He feels that the new regime was the only log ical procedure. The Union Pacific Sys tem will now hold the same relation to the traffic world as that of the New York Central, Big Four, Pennsylvania and other big lines composed of a long list of units- EXPORTERS ATTEMPT TO DODGE GUI GRADES Exporters of the Northwest have been attempting to dodge the Federal Grain Grades and sell their wheat on what they call "Portland Chamber of Com merce Type Sample." It was their con tention that . as the foreign ports are not acquainted with our grades and are forced to buy on these grades they will go elsewhere for their wheat While selling on type samples is con trary to the provisions of the Grain Standard Act, yet before forcing a change on Western Exporters the TJ. S. Department of Agriculture sent an able representative out to hold a hearing at Portland which took place on November 7th. It developed that the exporters desireil to use the Federal Grades In buying wheat because it gives them an opportunity to dock the farmers with mixed wheat or with wheat of a lower test weight, but they desire to sell on a type sample because in this way they an sell wheat which is badly mixed, or which only tests 57 to 5S pounds per bushel, without designating it as a No. 3, or frequently as mixed wheat. The farmers' contention who were pres ent, was that if the grades were good to buy on they were good to sell on, and that the exporter should label stuff which is shipped out. The Farm Bu reaus of Kastorn Oreeon were pretty well represented at the hearing, Uma tilla having five or six men present; Sherman five, Wasco two, and Morrow county was represented by E. M. Hul den. Secretary of the Morrow County Farm Hureau, and the County Agent. It was pointed out very clearly that we must attempt to reduce the num ber of commercial varieties grown in the state. There are now sixty-one. Professor Hystop explained that this ought to be cut to fifteen for the entire state. This would he the greatest help in eliminating mixtures. Although the result of the hearing was not announc ed at that time there is little doubt but that wheat sold from the Pauirto ports hereafter will go out on the Federal GradPs and give the farmers an oppor tunity to know tho class of wheat being shipped and determine just what tholr No. 1 wheat should be worth on tha market here. It is generally ktMwn th;it our best wheat is used at home and that tho soft club wheat of the lower giadea are ex ported. It is this claf "f wheat that has been used i:i dofoniiinititf what the market sh-uild be for wheat which U left at home. 111 Hold lln rut r. Tho Ladies Aid Soo;et of the Fed erated ehii'vh will hold a Christmas bazaar on Wednesday, December 7th, at the pallors of the rhureh. They will have on sale nef-lle work, cooked and uneooUed fond. Mar. v useful artklfjf in ne'dte work eun he had at this sate. Advertisement. 2t, HfliUmiaiik. On tho evening of November 10th thi marriage of Ctatenee Held of Ilepprer, oiegvii. and Miss Viola hank. daughter of Mr. and M : s. Pen y Shank, was sol emn ied by Mis. Gpjo at the Hacbney Hotel. .John Pay. I.att-r tho youm; oe.iplo mot ore-1 to Mr. Uoid's :;wuh n-ar Hepi'imr wheie they expert to make their future home. Iduo Mountain Kuij.