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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 38, Number 44.
IIKITXEK, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBUKARY 9, 1922.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
gilA OPENED HERE
Agricultural Program Put on
By Agent Calkins Begins In
This City on Monday. Con
tinued at Different Points.
The sessions of the Farmers Chau
tauqua were begun at Heppner on
Monday and have been continued at
different points throughout the coun
tyt during the week with a number of
good speakers appearing on the pro
gram. This agricultural program was
arranged by County Agent Calkins
and it has been carried out practic
ally according to schedule.
The first session Monday was held
in the Star theater and was address
ed by C. S. Brewster, who discussed
feeding,housing and culling of farm
poultry flocks to double egg produc
tion. Being formerly associated with
the Oregon Agricultural college,
Mr. Brewster is well posted in this
industrty and his address was full of
instruction. A large number of lad
ies were present, and they were
greatly interested in the discussion
of the chicken question. In fact, we
understand that in all the places
where Mr. Brewster appeared, his
subject aroused much enthusiasm
and intense interest.
At the Monday meeting an address
was also given by Edgar L. Ludwick,
assistant secretary-treasurer of the
Oregon Cooperative Grain Growers
association, he taking the place of
A. H. Lea, manager of the associa
tion, whose name appeared on the
program. Mr. Ludwick set forth the
objects and purposes of the associa
tion and told what had so far been
accomplished. The principal of nor
mal marketing had been adhered to
and the general average price of
wheat had been raised to the mem
bers. According to him the average
price received for all wheat sold up
to December was $1.15. After de
ducting freight and other expenses,
this should leave the framer a net
of around 90 cents. Mr. Ludwick
further stated that the work of finan
cing the association had been one
of the things they were most proud
of. The loans have been so far re
paid that he is now able to state that
anothcradvance will be made to the
Morrow growers in March. This will
come before taxes are due and will
be of help. He expects that the final
settlement will be about June, or just
around the time when it will be need
ec by the farmers for their harvest
expenses. This report fom Mr. Lud
wick was well received by all who
Tuesday's addresses were bl J. C.
Kuhns, supervisor of the Umatilla
National forest, who discussed range
management, and H. A. Lindgren, of
the 0. A. C, who enlightened his
hearers on the question of proper
feeding of livestock. He especially
stressed the use of ensilage and gave
"canned feed" a proper boost show
ing how valuable sunflower silage is,
1200 pounds of which is equal to
a ton of hay.
D. E. Stephens, superintendent of
the Moro experiment station, was
' just full to overflowing with good
advice to the fanners concerning the
varieties of grain that should be sown
in this county to produce best re
turns, and he also gave forth a lot
ofgood instruction regarding pro
per methods of soil preparation, stat
ing that the experiments at the sta
tic n and in Sherman couny had prov
en that deep plowing was not most
profitable. Seeding should be done
between September 15 and October
15 to get the best results, and one
bushel ofwheat sown to the acre. He
was the leading speaker Wednesday.
Another speaker Wednesday was
H. V. Gunn, of Corvallis, and he
handled the question of bookkeeping
for the fanners and the cost of wheat
pioduction. For the past year 40
farmers in Sherman county kept
books which showed that the actual
cost of producing a bushel of wheat
was $1.65; 22 showed a cost of $1.55
per bushel, while 18 had an over
head production cost that exceeded
$1.65. His remedy for this condi
tion is bcter farming methods and
These meetings were not so well
attended in Heppner as they should
have been, yet a large number of
farmers, together with their wives
were able to be present, and the good
seed sown will bring forht an abun
Fred Ashbaugh and son, Leonard,
were down from the Hardman coun
try on Saturday, looking after mat
ters of business in this city.
Jasper Crawford returned home
fron O. A. C. on Friday He is re
covering from a spe'.l of sickness that
laid him up for a tune.
The week of February 8 to 15 is
Anniversary Week for the. Boy
Scouts. It is unique in as much as
it is the Twelfth Anniversary, and
twelve is the minimum age for Scout
membership. We want your boy in
this organization. How would you
like him to subscribe to the follow
THE SCOUT OATH
Oa mj koaor I will mj bct
1. T 4a mj 4mtr to God aad my
eoaatrr, aaa to abey 4a 0rout Law.
a. To arlp ataer aeopl at all tlaua.
3 Ta kra mjmrlt aajatoally atroac
mratallr awake, aaa morally straight.
TUB DCOIIT LAW
1. A aroat ta trustworthy.
A scout's honor la to be trusted. If he
were to violate hit honor by telling; a
lie, or by cheating-, or not doing- exactly
a Klven task, when truatcd on hla hon
or, he may be directed to hand over hia
3. A acout la loyaL
He la loyal to all to whom loyalty
ia due: hla scout leader, hla home, and
parents and country.
3. A afoot la helpful.
He must be prepared at any time to
nave life, help Injured persona, and
share the home dutlea. He must do at
least our good tura to somebody every
4. A srout Is frlradly.
He Is a frlrnd and a brother to every
5. A scout ts courteous.
He Is polite to all, especially to wo
rn tn, children, old people, and the weak
and helpless. He must aot take pay for
bring helpful or courteous.
S. A scout Is klad.
He Is a friend to animals. He will
not kill nor hurt any living- creature
needlessly, but will strive to save and
protect all harmless life.
7. A scout Is obedient.
He obeys hla parents, acoutmaster,
patrol leader, and all other duly consti
K. A scout ts cheerful.
Ho smiles whenever he can. Hla obe
dience to orders ts prompt and cheery.
He mver shirks nor grumbles at hard
ships. . A scout Is thrifty.
He does not wantonly destroy prop
erty. He works faithfully, wastes no
thing, and makes the best use of his
niTortunlties. He laves his money ao
Unit he may pay his o.vn way, be gen
erous to those In need, and helpful to
worthy objects. He may work for pay.
but must aot receive tips for courtesies
or good turns.
u. A scout ts brave.
le has the courage to face danger
in spite of fear, and to aland up for the
right against the coaxings of friends
or the jeers or threats of enemies, and
defeat does not down him.
11. A scout Is clcna.
He keeps clean In body and thought,
stands for clean speech, clean sport.
clean habits, and travels with a clean
13. A scout Is revcreat
He is reverent toward Qod. He is
fultuful In his religious duties, and re
spects the convictions of others in mat
ters of custom and religion.
Do a Good Turn dally.
A scout's honor Is to be trusted.
Floys will be boys the kind of boya
men let them bo or help them to be
which shall It be so far aa you are
concerned? Or aren't you concerned?
Olve a thought to boyhood but do
not atop with thought.
Say it In service.
lienor boys, a better city. Better
cities, a better nation.
Regular Meeting ofP.T. A.
On Next Tuesday Evening
The regular meeting of the P. T.
A. will be held in the high school
auditorium on Tuesday evening, Feb.
14th, at 8 p.m.
An excellent program consisting
of a playlet and drill by Miss Ques-
inberry s room, a talk by Mr. Calkins,
dramatization of the making of the
flag by Mrs. Dix's room and a talk
"The Aim of Education," by Mr.
Heard, will be given and refresh-
ments served afterwards, aii mem
bers are cordially invited to attend.
Mrs. Lloyd Hutchinson, Sec.
A True Dream.
Twenty-five hundred years ago, a
king had a dream part of which
has come true in past and present
governments, but a part is yet to be
fulfilled in the "ten kingdom power,"
the tribulation period and the mil-
lcnium. In Mrs. Thomson s class of
the Federated Sunday school, the
dream will be reviewed Sunday
Young people and young married
people, be on hand.
Wheat Ranch Bargain.
If you can raise $7,500 cash as
first payment I can let you have one
third crop payments a 1040-acre pure
wheat ranch, near in, only 10 acres
waste land, good improvements and
well watered, for $27.50 per acre,
including 530 acres seeded. Like
finding it. See me at once.
E, M. Shutt.
J. B. Coxen and family will leave
this week for Boise, Idaho, where
they may decide to locate, Mr. Cox
en,who is a barber by trade, has in
view the purchasing of a- shop and
going into business there,
J. B. Huddleston, Lone Rock
'sheepman, is in the city today.'
Assn. Will Have Meeting
The Parent-Teachers association
of Lexington will present another
educational film for the school pa
trons of this community Monday eve
ning, February 13 at the movie hall.
This time we have secured the five
reel film "The Mill on the Floss,"
from the famous novel by George
Eliot. It is considered one of the
greatest novels in the English lang
uage. The negative of this picture
is now owned by the universities of
the United States and is made avail
able to our community through the
University of Oregon. This picture
was filmed at an original cost of
A two-reel industrial film will also
be shown. This program is abso
lutely free, so bring your children
and enjoy an evening of perfectly
The regular monthly meeting of
the P. T. A. will be held Tuesday
evening, February 14. The subject
at this meeting will be "Child Leg
islation. The following laws will
be discussed: .
Truancy law by O. J. Cox, direc
Compulsory education by Mr.
Cigarette law by W. O. Hill, may
Health laws by Mrs. Brown.
Mother's aid law by Mrs. Pointer.
Crippled childrens law.
Arthur Gatnmell will present the
subject of changing the boundary line
of the school district. The grade
pupils will furnish seven numbers.
Refreshments will be served. Each
lady is kindly asked to bring a dozen
Mrs. F. R. Bennett, Pres.
First Christian Church.
Lord's Day, February 12.
The meeting is over, and it was a
splendid success. It is ours now to
conserve the results of that effort,
and this is the irger ta;k. We must
ily to its accomplishment. Our ob
ligations and responsibilities are in
creased by repson of this revival,
whether we are Christians cr not
Let us play the man, nn as never
before and swing things for Jesus
Christ. Special message at 11 o'
clock for the new members, every
one of them should be present, it is
important. Let us have the biggest
Bible school yet at ten o'clock; and
remember that great Christian En
deavor at 6:30, and the fine new In
termediate Endeavor at 3 o'clock.
Then there is the evening service
at 7:30 of song and sermon. "Come
and go with us and we will do thee
good." Livingstone, Minister.
Revival Meetings Close.
The revival at the Christian church
that has been going on for several
weeks under the leadership of Evan
gelists Harman and Gates, came to
a close on Tuesday evening. The
church received into membership
some 60 people as' a result of the
meeting. The evangelists are a
strong team and very earnest work
ers, and their coming to Heppner at
this time has not only been of bene
fit to the church, but it has strength
ened the religious sentiment of the
entire community. The evangelists
left on Wednesday morning for Col
ville, Wash., where they will begin
a series of meetings on Sunday. At
the close of the meeting on Tuesday
evening a resolution was passed ex
presssing the appreciation of the
church for the good work done, and
highly recommending Evangelists
Harman and Gates to any church de
siring to call them for revival work.
Shep grazing on the Umatilla Na
tional Forest during the past calen
dar year were 146,000, cattle were
19,000 and horses numbered 1,000,
according to the report made by the
local office of the forest.
Losses for the year show that 1,
200 sheep died after eating poison
ous plants, 3000 were destroyed by
predatory animals while 900 died
from natural causes. Of the cattle
195 were lost, about 30 dying after
eating poisonous larkspur, 15 falling
over cliffs and the remainder stray
ing away. A few were killed by hunt
ers. The loss from poisonous plants,
says the report, is smaller than usual
this year, because forage was so
good that animals rejected the dead
The various cattle and horse rais
ers' associations have during the
year constructed 39 miles of drift
fence, developed 10 watering places
and constructed 23 salt logs. East
The Federated Sunday School.
You will enjoy the two special at
tractions Sunday if you are fortun
ate enough to attend at 9:45. Are
you building your "character house"
upon a rock, or upon the sand?
"Search the scriptures, for in them
yt think ye have eternal life: and
they are they which testify of me."
Born At the maternity hospital
of Mrs. G. C. Aiken in this city, Feb
7, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Beck
et of Eight Mile, an 8-lb. daughter,
Dr. C. C. Chick attending.
HEPPNER HI LIFE
Edited By JUNIOR ENGLISH CLASS
Heppner Takes Game from Con
don Final Score is 34 to 21
On February 4th the Condon quin
tet played the Heppner quintet at
Heppner. It was a good fast game
and the victory was still in doubt at
the end of the first half, although
Heppner was in (lie lead. In the
second half the Heppner boys jump
ed 'nto the lead where they stayed.
At one time Condon tossed in three
field goals straight, but Heppner
biaced up and quickly forged out of
danger. The final score war. 34 to
21. The game was well played al
though both passing and shooting
were ragged at times on bolh teams.
, Heppner played the five-man de
fense and as a res'ilt most of Con-
; dor's baskets were running shots
'several feet for the basket. Most
of Heppner's baskets were of the un-ider-the-basket
or close-in variety
i although Witcraft put in three sensa
tional baskets from quite a way hack.
J. Hardie, Condon's center was their
star player and high-point man. Mc
Duffec, forward, was the star and
high-point man for Heppner, al
though the entire team showed the
best of team work. Irwin at guard
played steadily and consistently
throughout and broke up most of the
plays that came to his end of the
floor before the five-man defense
was formed. The line-up was:
Crawford F McDuffee
Pcnish F Doherty
J. Hardie C Clabaugh
MacDorty G Wircraft
Hardie G Irwin
Referee: Van Marter.
Beautiful Home Near Hard
man Scene of Merrymaking
To the number of 65 the friends
and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. I. F.
Redsaul gathered at their home on
Saturday evening for a season of
merrymaking. There was music and
dancing and old time plays, also
speaking by some of the high school
boys and teachers as well as some of
the farmers. The guests brought
along with them many good things
to eat and at the proper time the
feast was spread. Mis. Bedsaul fur
nished hot coffee with an abundance
of gniij. rich cieam. The party was
a decided success smi. the evening
very pleasantly spent, the hosts ex-t-
n led to ea.h ami all a ccidial in
vitation to come again.
Brotherhood Meeting Monday.
The next meeting of the Brother
hood, to be held on Monday evening,
promises to be one of unusual in
terest. The subject for discussion
will be "Washington and Lincoln,"
and the principal speakers are How
ard M. James and C. E. Woodson.
These men are both good, and they
will no doubt give us the best there
is in them on this occasion. The
worthy secretary is anxious that
there be a full attendance on the part
of the membership, and it is up to
the committtee on arangements to
see that this fact is accomplished, and
that the meeting is made a success.
Let all members remember the date,
Mondav evening, February 13th,
6:45, Patrick hotel.
W. 0. Hill, cashier of Lexington
State Bank, was doing business here
en Saturday afternoon. He was ac
companied by his son, Herman.
"On the Sly"
In Sewing I Class.
"Doggone it, I just know I must
'a swallowed my bobbin."
"Hey, Lizzie, you've got my scis
sors, I just know you have hand
"Now, Miss Norris, really I don't
think 1 ought to rip ;hL out again!"
"Now, I got to mash madly down
town this evening to pursue some
braid and buttoni for my middy!"
"Who'd think it? I've got this
whole thing cn wrong side out!"
"I just know I'll have to rip this
out I can feel it in my bones "
February 11 Double-header bas
ketball game. Heppner vs. Lexing
ton. February 14 P. T. A. meeting.
February 18 Basketball game,
Pilot Rock vs. Heppner.
February 24 Double header bas
ketball game, Heppner vs. lone at
March 4 Basketball game, Hepp
ner vs. Lexington at Lexington.
March 11 Basketball, Heppner
vs. Pilot Rock.
Why aren't the peope of Hepp
ner interested in Heppner High
This is a question i'ia' remains un
answered in the minds of the stu
dents. So far this year the cider folks
jhave not attended the games in
wnien our teams nave fatten part.
Saturday night the championship
of Morrow county will be determin
ed bv the results of the game with
(Continued on Page Six)
"The fool hath said in his heart,
"There is no God.' They are cor
rupt, they have done abominable
works." Psalms 14:1. Suggest
ed by Livingstone.
capable tuition by Mrs. Bessie Bruce
Gibb, at the Wattenburger house, tf.
0. C. Wageman, young farmer of
the Blackhorse section, is auite ill
at his home, suffering an attack of
Silas Wright is very sick at his
home in this city, suffering from an
attack of pneumonia. Mr. Wright
has been a sufferer from bronchitis
for many years, and being in a weak
physical condition as a result, grave
fears are entertained for his recov
ery at this time.
Owing to sickness of some of
those to take part in the musical
dramatic program at the schoolhouse
on last evening, the entertainment
had to be postponed until some fu
ture date. Miss Norma Frederick
was one of the leading characters in
the farce, "The Burglar" and was
taken ill yesterday and was unable
to be at her post at the telephone
office. We understand that others
having a part in this entertainment
were also indisposed and suffering
from the prevailing epidemic of colds
Because of some wrong informa
tion handed out to this paper, we
stated last week that Mrs. Gorman,
who recently returned from the East,
was going to take over again her
place, the George Perry ranch on
Rock creek. In fact Mrs. Gorman
is going to live with her son Law
rence on his place near Lone Rock,
and our informant did not have the
matter straight at all. In putting
the item forth as we did, we did an
injustice to John Kelly, who owns
the Rock creek place, and are glad
to make this correction.
' Spring Wages $40.
The farm bureau executive com
mittee met in session with the county
labor committee and passed upon the
spring wage scale at the regular ex
ecutive session which was held on
February 4th. Before taking action
in quiry was made from the other
wheat growing counties and the
wages was also discussed with the
different employment offices and the
labor committeemen discussed wages
with the farmers in their community,
and the wage scale established is
one that seems to suit conditions in
Eastern Oregon for the coming sea
son. General farm hands will receive
$40 a month and board.
Tractor men will receive $60 to
$80, depending upon the size of trac
tor and experience of the man.
Cook, from $25 to $35.
Wool Prices Were Low In
This County 20 Years Ago
Back in July, 1901,there was a
number of clips of wool sold in
Heppner at private sale. A record
of these sales was given in the Gaz
ette, date of July 18, 1901, and we
note a few of them as follows:
B. P. Doherty, 90,000 pounds at
S cents per pound.
Emmet Cochran, 36,000 pounds at
10 1-2 cents per pound.
Beck Bros., 60.000 pounds at 10
1-4 cents per pound.
W. B. Finley, 47,000 pounds at 7
cents per pound.
John Carty, 20.000 pounds at 6 7-8
cents per pound.
Henry F. Blahm, 15,000 pounds at
9 3-8 cents per pound.
John Kilkenny, 42,000 pounds at
7 cents per pound.
The bulk of the wool sold that
season was under the sealed bid plan,
and prices ranged along from 10
cents to 1 1 3-8 cents per pound, and
the plan was pronounced to be very
Will Discuss Route Changes.
John Brosnan, of Lena who was
here recently striving to have the
route of the proposed new road be
tween Vinson and Heppner changed,
has written to Judge I. M. Schannep
that-members of the Morrow county
court and also Mr. Barratt of the
stnte highway commission will be
here February 10 to meet with the
Umatilla county court. At that time
the matter of asking for a new sur
vey will be discussed and steps taken
looking to such a survey by the state
commission. It is contended bv Mr.
Brosnan and others that the change
j would be generally beneficial. East
FOR SALE Thor electric vacu
um sweeper. Inquire at this office.
TRY PAY THEIR WAY
C. S. Brewster, Poultry Ex
pert of Portland, Give3 Good
Pointers on Care and Feeding
By C. S. Bretster.
It appears that most of the farm
ers of this section have had difficulty
this winter in making their chickens
lay, and they wonder why this should
be so. From what I have been able
to learn regarding this situation here
I am led to believe that in most cases
the hens do not lay because they
haven't been given a chance that
the owners rather than the hens are
The essential requirements for the
production of eggs, particularly fall
and winter eggs are as follows:
1. Good stock which has been
bred for high production.
2. Comfortable housing (not nec
3. Early hatching.
4. Use of pullets for winter eggs.
5. Proper feeding.
6. Cleanliness freedom from
mites and lice.
The breeding is more important
than the breed. White Leghorns,
Barred or White Plymouth Rocks,
and Rhode Island Reds are the most
popular and therefore it is easier to
obtain good stock.
The house should be 18 to 20 feet
deep and should provide a dry floor,
free from drafts where the birds
can work in comfort. A board or
concrete floor is better than a dirt
floor. Plenty of sunlight and ventila
tion are important.
Hens will not lay much in mid-winter
as they go through a molt at that
time. The pullets will not lay unless
they have been hatched early en
ough so that they will be mature in
September or October. Plymouth
Rocks or Rhode Island Reds should
be hatched between Februray 15th
and April 1st, Leghorns should be
hatched not later than May 15th, pre
ferably in April. In best results the
flock should contain at least 60 per
A good system of feeding is as fol
Scratch feed made up of equal
parts cracked corn and wheat fed in
a straw litter at the rate of about
3 pounds per 100 hens in the morn
ing and 8 pounds at night. Keep a
dry mash before them in hoppers at
all times also grit, oyster shell, and
charcoal. Supply plenty of clean
water to drink and milk if possible.
Give green feed regularly, all they
will eat. Mangels, carrots, rutabag
as, or cabbage are very good. If
these are not available use alfalfa
meal soaked in hot water or beet
pulp. For the dry mash the following
mixture will give good results:
100 pounds bran or mill run.
100 pounds middlings.
100 pounds corn meal.
100 pounds ground oats or barley.
100 pounds meat meal or fish
In most cases a good prepared egg
mash will be found the best and most
The hens should eat as much mash
as they do grain. If they don't, cut
down on the morning grain feed.
Remember that it is the mash feed
that makes eggs, not the grain. Mash
feed is also very important in feed
ing young chicks.
A hen that is out on the cold, wet
ground or in a cold, drafty house all
day will use most of her feed in
keeping warm. She cant lay well
as a result.
The County Farm Bureau, through
the county agent, Mr. C. C. Calkins,
will be glad to secure the college or
government bulletins for anvone who
may wish further information. Pro
fessor Brewster will also be glad to
furnish free his bulletins on culling,
feeding chicks, or poultry house plans
or will be glad to answer questions
regarding poultry problems if you
will write to him in care of Kerr,
Gifford and company. Portland, Ore
gon. The K. of P. Anniversary.
The 58th anniversary of Pythian
ism, February 19, falls on Sunday
this year, and the occasion will tH
appropriately celebrated in this city
by Doric Lodge No. 20. Coming, as
it does, on Sunday, the lodge has ar
ranged the services to be held at the
Federated church. On that day, at
1 1 :00 a. m., the lodge will gather
at the church where they will be ad
dressed by the pastor, Rev. E. L.
Moore, who is an active member of
the order, and the program will be
one suitable to the occasion. All
members of the order are expected
to attend these services.