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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 38, No. 46. IJEPPNER, OEEGON, THUBSDAY, FPBRUAEY 23, 1922. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
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Structure Erected 25 Years
Ago, Now in Buins. Cong
regation Will Move to Re
build at Once.
Fire, undoubtedly caused by a de
fective flue, completely destroyed the
First Christian church building on
Saturday evening shortly after 5 o'
clock. When first discovered, the fire
was between the ceiling and the roof
and next to the flue leading up from
the furnace. An alarm was prompt
ly given but before the water was
turned on from the Gale steet fire
hydrant, the roof was ablaze and the
flames were spreading to the ceiling
over the main auditorium, and de
spite the efforts of firemen to check
the flames, it was soon decided that
the building was doomed, and all that
could be done was to keep it so con
fined that residences adjoining would
be saved. This was successfully
done, and the south wall of the build
ing was kept from falling in, thus
keeping the heat from reaching the
residence of Vawter Crawford, stand
ing less than forty feet away. The
wind was also favorable in fact
there was no wind except that creat
ed by the fire itself, and residences
across the street on the east and west
were in but little danger at any time.
The building is a total wreck from
the flames but the greater portion of
the furniture and fixtures were car
ried out before the walls fell in. The
seats were all saved, and these can
be used in a new building when that
The fire comes as a severe blow
to the congregation just at this par
ticular time. Insurance carried am
ounted to but $2000 $1500 of this
being on the building and $500 on
furniture and fixtures.
The annonucement is made that
the building will be replaced at once.
The clearing of the grounds of the
debris will start immediately upon
the adjustment of the loss, and the
work is to go on until a fine new
church building takes the place of
the one destroyed.
The church had been used on Sat
urday afternoon during the funeral
services for the late Silas A. Wright,
and a fire had been made in the fur
nace. This had no doubt had plenty
of time to die out before the fire was
discovered an hour or two later by
Rev. W. 0. Livingsttone and some of
the Boy Scouts who were holding a
committee meeting in the house at
the time. The Bey Scouts had made
no fire in the building at all, but they
were the first to respond and give the
alarm, and they were also on the job
all through Saturday night to guard
the embers and see that the fire did
not break out anew and endanger ad
joining property. The good work
these little fellows did is evidence
of their worth to the community.
The services of the church have
not been interrupted, and they will
be continued in the Prophet building
next door to the First National bank,
where the congregaion will meet un
til other arrangements are made.
Emmett Jones got home on Sun
day evening from a visit of a couple
of weeks in Portland and other Will
amette valley points. He is again on
the job with the delivery truck.
T. H. Nichols, leading farmer of
Lexeington, was in the city for a
short lime today. This office acknow
ledges a very pleasant call from Mr.
R. E. CREGO PROMOTED
TO GRANTS PASS STATION
Ralph E. Crego, who has been lo
cal manager of the Pacific Telephone
and Telegraph Co. in this city for
the past two years and more, has
been promoted to a similar position
at Grants Pass, and will take his de
parture for that city in the morning.
This comes as a promotion to Mr.
Crego, as the Grants Pass station
is much larger than ours, and a boost
in salary goes along with the promo
tion. Mr. Crego is succeeded by Roy
Pickens from Baker, the latter ar
riving here on Monday to take up his
duties. He expects his family within
a very short time and they will be
domiciled in the residence made va
cant by the departure of Mr. and Mrs.
Crego. In leaving Heppner, the very
best wishes of the entire community
go with Mr. and Mrs. Crego. They
have proven themselves to be splen
did young people, such as we hate to
part with, and they made a large cir
cle of friends while here. Mr. Crego
also leaves the local exchange in fine
shape, with harmony existing be
tween patrons and company, largely
due to his efforts.
LEXINGTON P. T. A. MEETS
Chester Lyons, of Judge kanzler's
Court of Domestic Relations in Port
land, will address, the Lexington P.
T. A. Thursday afternoon, March 2,
at the hour of 2 o'clock in the high
Mr. Lyons has worked with Jane
Adams at the Hull House and has
had a great deal of experience with
boys. During the summer time Mr.
Lyons manages the Big Brother farm
at Lebanon, where he cares for un
fortunate boys several weeks at i
Mr. Lyons will address us on, one
of the following subjects: "Dad and
Ma," "The Boys' World," "The Five
Keys that Unlock a Boys' Heart," or
"The Bad Boy."
Every father and mother who is
interested in their children should be
present and hear Mr. Lyons on the
subject of boys. An offering will be
taken for the benefit of the Big Bro
Mr. Lyons will speak at lone Wed
nesday evening, March 1, and at
Heppner Thursday evening March 2,
Card of Thanks.
We desire to sincerely thank all
the friends and neighbors who so
kindly sympathized with us and help
ede us through the hours of our be
reavement, in the sickness and death
of nur beloved husband and father,
Silas A. Wright.
Mrs. Silas A. Wright and children.
FOR SALE OR TRADE I 2000
gallon Armco iron gas tank. Will
sell or trade for horses. Write Marre
Bamett Cooper, Wasco, Oregon. 2t.
Minor & Company Preparing
To Move To New Quarters
The firm of Minor and Company
are making preparations to move
their stock of merchandise out of the
I. 0. 0. F. building, where they have
been located for the past 20 years,
and will return up Main street to the
building which they vacated when
they took up their present quarters.
This building was lately occupied by
the music store of Oscar R. Otto, and
is Heppner's first brick store room,
built originally for the business of
H. Blackman and Company. Some
repair work is being done on the
building in preparation for the Minor
and Co. stock and the move into new
quarters will be begun about April I.
GANIZED BY COUNTY AGT.
The ever present squirrel will be
with us again this year and it is well
for the farmers m each community
to plan their campaign immediately.
In order to get the work started in
each community about the same time
and m order to give everyone .the
bncfit of the most effective poison
formula arrangements have been
made by the county agent's office to
hold poison mixing demonstrations
in each community where squirrels
are an important factor. These will
be held for the most part at ranch
houses conveniently located in the
different communities. Schedule of
the meetings appears below:
Thursday, February 23, 2 p. m.,
C. D. Morey, Alpine.
Friday, February 24, 10 a. m., E.
R. Turner, North lone ; 2 p. m., Mor
gan store, Morgan.
Saturday, February 25, 10 a. m., E.
Heliker ranch, lone; 2 p. m., in lone.
Monday, February 27, 10 a. m., J.
0. Kincaid ranch, lone; 2 p. m., Dry
Fork school house, Gooseberry.
Tuesday, Fbruary 28, 10 a. m.,
Rugg Bros., Rhea Creek.
Wednesday, March 1, 10 a. m., Ru
fus Snyder, Blackhorse; 2 p. m.,
Frank Moore, Willow creek above
Thursday, March 2, 10 a. m., Ed
Hunt, south of Heppner.
R. T. Jackson from the U. S. Bio
logical survey will assist the county
agent in these demonstrations. Poi
son will be furnishd free and it is
expected that each farmer bring in
the grain he wants poisoned, prefer
ably oats, and when the mixing dem
onstration is over each farmer will
take home the amount of grain that
he brought poisoned and ready for
use. While wheat can be used it will
be better to procure oats if possible
in order to save the small birds. It
will be necessary to use a small am
ount of syrup, soda and starch, and
if convenient these should be provid
ed in each community, if not the
county agent will have a supply along
and only enough will be charged to
cover the cost of these materials. Ev
ery fanner in the communities listed
should be present at the meeting
promptly at the time scheduled.
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
SQUIRREL CAMPAIGN OR
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EARLY SEED POTATOES
SHOULD BE ORDERED NOW
Potato diseases cause a greater re
duction in yield than any other fac
tor. The easiest way to avoid these
diseases is by paichasing certified
seed potatoes. There is only a lim
ited amount of this stock in the state
and in order to help out farmers de
siring to get this seed located in dif
ferent points in the county the coun
ty agent's office has been endeavor
ing to locate pure seed. It is evident
that certified seed will cost about $3
per hundred and it will cost approx
imately $1.25 per hundred to get this
seed .in by local freight whereas
rates in carload lots is around 30
cents a hundred, therefore there
would be a great advantage in group
ing orders. Every man who might be
interested should send in a list to
the county agent immediately and
wc will see if we can t get enough
to make a carload shipment. All
potatoes would have to be paid for
before the order was sent.
No potatoes should be planted
without first being treated for dis
ease. The best method is to soak for
one and a half hours to two hours in
a solution made by putting four oun
ces of corrosive sublimate in 30 gal
lons of water. This is a deadly poi
son so look out for your solution and
your treated potatoes. Formalin can
be used but is not near as effective.
C. C. CALKINS. County Agent.
Lexington Church of Christ.
The attendance and interest of the
Bible school is keeping up splendid
ly. Let's keep it up to the 100 mark in
attendance. All of the church's work
shows an awakened interest since the
meeting. Sunday morning sermon:
Light and Darkness. Sunday eve
ning sermon: "Repentance." Good
live sermons on the sound Bible
teaching and good music. A warm
welcome awaits your coming.
Arthur A. Harriman. Minister.
Assessor J. J. Wells returned home
on Sunday from Portland, where he
had been for several days during the
week on business and pleasure. He
enjoyed a pleasant visit with Judge
C. C. Patterson and his good wife,
and reports Mr. Patterson getting
along as well as usual, and always
glad to see the friends from Hepp
The membership of the First Christian Church of
Heppner unitedly extend their thanks and apprecia
tion to all who so willingly and fearlessly gave as
sistance in an endeavor to extinguish the fire that
destroyed their church building on Saturday after
noon. The response was plendid, and the heroic work
in saving the furniture and fixtures is appreciated
more than mere words can express.
Especially do we thank the Boy Scouts for their
faithful and prompt work during the fire; they were
the first to discover the fire and they seemed to know
just what was to be done. They also remained on
guard during the hours of the chill night, seeing that
there was no outbreak of the fire that would endan
ger adjoining property.
To the members of the Episcopal church and the
Federated church, who so gracicously extended to us
the use of their houses of worship, we are grateful;
they manifested the true Christian spirit and were
found to be friends indeed.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH,
Spencer Akers, Clerk. Vawter Crawford, Chairman.
FARMS III DEMAND
R. V. Gunn's discussion at Farm
ers' Week of the business side of
farming which revealed the cost of
wheat production and the factors
that make up the total cost also re
vealed to those present that the bus
iness side of farming had been great
ly neglected and that a set of books
which would serve the farmers could
be kept with but little trouble and
In order to assist the farmers in
keeping this record the farm man
agement office at Corvallis has com
piled a very simple and convenient
farm account book bjcVA being
purchased by banks over the state
and distributed to their patrons free
of charge. Many inquiries are com
ing to the office for these books and
for the convenience of the people in
terested we will state that the First
National bank of Heppner and the
Bsnk of lone have informed us that
they have a supply of these books and
they will be distributed to their cus
Any farmer securing these books
who desires to make the greatest use
of them and in turn be able to sum
marize his business and analyze the
cost entering into the matter of pro
duction will be assisted by calling on
the county agent at any time.
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
Patron-Teachers to Hear Su-J
perintendent of Boys' Home
The regular monthly meeting of
the Patron-Teachers association will
be held on Tuesday, March 2, in the
evening, at the high school auditor
ium. At this time there will be an
address by Chester Lyons, of the Big
Brother farm of Lebanon, Oregon,
on a subject pertaining to boys. There
will also be other numbers of inter
est on the program, and it is desired
that there be just as large an at
tendance as possible on this date.
Mr. Lyons will have a subject that
all parents are interested in and he
should be greeted with a large audience.
THE HIBERNIANS TO COM
MEMORATE ST. PATRICK
The Ancient Order of Hibernians
of Heppner, composed of the greater
majority of sons of the Emerald Isle,
who reside within the confines of
Morrow county, will fittingly com
memorate St. Patrick on the 17th of
March. The program of exercises
for that day has been practically
completed and it will include ser
vices at the Catholic church at 8 :30
a. m., following which will be a meet
ing of the members of the order at
the I. O. 0. F. hall. At 6:30 p. m.
there will be a big banquet at Hotel
Patrick, this to be over with so that
dancing can be sarted promptly at
9 o'clock. The music for the dance
will be furnished by a 4-piece or
chestra, and the public is invited to
participate in this part of the pro
gram. It is not the intention to bring
in an outside speaker this time, and
the program will contain local speak
ers only. But nevertheless, a good
time will be had and a very large at
tendance of the members of the or
der is anticipated. A detailed pro
gram will appear later.
Big Bakery Sale.
The first benefit for the new Chris
tian church will be held at Humph
reys Drug store, as a Bakery sale, on
Saturday next. We solicit all kinds
of baked goods, canned goods, fresh
eggs, dressed chickens, etc. Help
from anyone in the community will
be greatly appreciated.
Bakery Sale Committee of Willing
Bakery Sale Committee
of Willing Workers.
ANNA MARIA RICE.
Mrs. Anna Maria Rice, wife of
Daniel Rice, died at her home in this
city at about 4 o'clockTuesday after
noon, from a stroks of appoplexy, ag
ed 66 years, 10 month and 3 days. At
about noon on Monday, Mrs. Rice, in
her usual health, was setting the ta
ble for dinner, when she was taken
with the attack, and though all that
was possible was done, she did not
regain consciousness, and the end
came on the afternoon of Tuesday.
Funeral services were held at 2 o-
clock this afternoon at the Federated
church, Rev. W. 0. Livingstone offi
Anna Maria Rice was the daughter
of Reuben and Maria Allen, pioneer
residents of Morrow county, and
came to this section when she was a
child ten years of age. She was
married September 9, 1881 to Daniel
Rice, and together they have made
their home in Morrow county ever
since, a greater portion of the time
being spent on the farm near Hard-
man, but the past nine yeas in Hepp
She is survived by her husband
and fourc hildren -Mrs. J. E. Craber
of Walla Walla, Clarence R. Rice of
Monument, Mrs. L. H. Robinson of
Hardman and Mrs. Frank Burgoyne
of Lexington. These were all present
at the funeral with the exception of
Mrs. Craber, who was unable to be
here owing to sickness in her fam-
Miss Elizabeth Phelps arrived
home on Monday evening from Van
couver, Wash. Miss Phelps has been
a student at U. of O. but owing to
sickness has given up her school
work for the rest of the year and will
be with her parents here, Mr. and
Mrs. A. M. Phelps.
Oscar Edwards arrived at Heppner
on Tuesday evening from Forest
Grove, where his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Edwards reside. He had
been spending some time at Bend
prior to visiting with his folks.
LOCAL NEWS HAPPENINGS
"Be not deceived; God is not
mocked; for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap."
Paul. Gal. 6:8. Suggested by
Dr. D. R. Haylor here March 6
and 7. 2t.
capable tuition by Mrs. Bessie Bruce
Gibb, at the Wattenburger house, tf.
Miss Alma Akers returned home
in Monday from a visit of some two
weeks at Portland and Arlington.
George Moore has the contract of
filling in and grading up the north
end of Main street to join up with the
state highway. He is now busy with
the work and expects to have it done
in short order.
Miss Bernice Woodson returned
home from Salem on Tuesday eve
ning. She was one of the delegates
from the Christian Endeavor society
of the Federated church to the state
convention in Salem last week.
The official board of the Christian
church will meet at the home of the
pastor this (Thursday) evening and
the new church movement will be
thoroughly organized, and as quickly
as the loss is adjusted operations will
Don Case and Raymond Ferguson,
representatives to the state conven
tion of Christian Endeavor in Salem
during the week-end, returned home
Tuesday evening. They report hav
ing had a splendid time while in the
Arthur Gammell, Lexington farm
er, was in the city for a short time on
Monday. He would be pleased to
see a little improvement in weather
conditions, roads, etc., all of which
would have a tendency to make life
for the rural resident a little more
J. S. Carter who resides in the west
end of the city, has been a very sick
man for the past two weeks, suffer
ing from the effects of an atttack of
grip and gatherings in the head. His
illness has caused him intense suffer
ing but at this time he is reported to
Mrs. Neva Claaugh and Miss Al
ma Devin returned on Wednesday
from Salem and Portland. They at
tended the state convention of Chris
tian Endeavor at Salem the latter
days of last week and remained over
for a couple of days m Portland to
visit with friends.
Mrs. C. W. Shurte, our county su
perintendent, who was laid up at
home for a number of weeks while
recovering from injuries received in
falling on the pavement at Portland,
is now on "official duty" again, and
went out to Boardman on Monday
to make the school there a visit.
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 andj
well watered, for $27.50 per acre, I
including 530 acres seeded. Like'
finding it. See me at once.
E. M. Shutt. i
HEPPNER HI LIFE
Edited By JUNIOR ENGLISH CLASS
February 24 Double header bas
ketball game. Heppner vs. lone at
March 2 P. T. A. special evening
March 4 Basketball game. Hepp
ner vs. Lexington at Lexington.
March 1 1 Basketball game. Pilot
Rock vs. Heppner at Heppner.
A part of the music period each day
is being taken for practice of indiv
idual parts of the operetta. "The
Gypsy Rover," which will be given
The three upper classes were en
tertained by the freshmen last Fri
day evening in a very enjoyable and
original manner; the occasion being
a Valentine party.
Each person had been previously
asked to bring a valentine, and these
were put in a large box as soon as
they arrived. When everyone had as
sembled, they were given cards with
several topics written on them and
were told to find partners with whom
to discuss them for three minutes.
As soon as these topics had been
exhausted every person was given
a letter of the alphabet. We found
that these were to be used to spell
the name of four presidents, each
name occupying one corner of the
room. Although some of the "let
ters" persisted in wandering around
IN JOHN DAY CASE
Judge 6. W. Pheelps Writes
Memorandum Opinion on
Case of N. P. R. Vs. John Day
In a memorandum opinion written
by Judge Gilbert W. Phelps and de
livered under date of February 18,
is reviewed the proceedings of the
suit brought by certain property own
ers within the John Day Irrigation
District, against the district, the di
rectors of the district, and against
John H. Lewis, engineer, and certain
officials of the district. The purpose
of the suit being to enjoin the pay
ment of certain warrants, and the
collection of an assessment levied
for the purpose of obtaining funds
with which to pay the warrants.
In the outset the plaintiffs chal
lenged the legality of the organiza
tion, and the constitutionality of the
act under which the district was org
anized. The questions have by prior
ruling of Judge Phelps, been decid
ed contrary to plaintiffs' contentions.
The proceedings further attacked
two contracts entered into by the
board of directors with John H. Lew
is, engineer, under the first of which
he was to receive a compensation of
$60,000, and under the second he
was to receive an additional compen
sation of some $44,000.
The court holds the first of these
contracts to be valid as to the work
done to the point where it was dis
covered that the project was not fi
nancially feasible, without bringing
in additional lands, comprising an
area of about 110,000 acres and en
tailing the additional expense of
some $44,000. As to the work done
beyond that point the court holds the
contract void and not binding upon
The court further holds that Lewis
is entitled to payment of the reason
able value of the work actually done
up to the point indicated, this being
a matter of settlement between Lewis
and the board of directors as now
constituted; that if such settlement
cannot be had with the board, then
Mr. Lewis can report to a court of
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First Christian Church.
February 26, 1922.
Bumed to the ground, but not one
whit discouraged. We have secur
ed the Prophet building one door
north of the First National bank,
where we expect to meet until a bet
ter place is provided. We have,se
cured additional rooms for overflow
Bible school purposes, and can even
take care of a larger Bible school
than ever. Everything will be snug
and ready for next Lord's Day; ev
eryone be on time. God is testing us
now. Let us respond like the real
men that we are, and God will do the
rest. Bible school at 10 o'clock,
Communion and preaching II, Inter
mediate Christian Endeavor 3 p. m.,
Senior Christian Endeavor 6:30 and
song service and preaching at 7:30.
and getting in the wrong group, we
finally accomplished our end. Each
group then requested the other to
put on a stunt. These consisted of a
grand opera, a scene on shipboard,
a circus, and a football game. Some
of our students showed such talent,
that we feel certain that they should
take up entertaining as a profession.
We were especially impressed by Jim
Clabaugh's ability as a "hula" danc
er, as the exhibition given by him
was the embodiment of grace. Claude
Sigsbee's interpretation of the role
of hero in the "grand opera" was
very original ;while Duck Lee's dem
onstration of a man on shipboard was
realistic beyond question. Kyle Cox
showed us how the darkies sing and
"jig" in Virginia. The last feature
of the evening was a program of
songs, a piano solo, and a faculty
take-off, presented by some of the
freshmen dressed to represent the
different members of the faculty.
This was greatly appreciated by mem
bers of the faculty who were present.
After securing partners by drawing
valentines, we partook of refresh
ments of ice cream and cake.
We are sure everyone enjoyed this
party, and we thank the freshmen
very much for entertaining us so en
joyably. Doris Logan, former high school
student, was up from her home in
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