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Orecnn Historical Society,
PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 38, No. 50.
IIKITXER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1922.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Not desiring to submit his name
to the people of Oregon for the rep
ublican nomination tor governor as
he has been urged to do judge Ste
phen A. Lowell of Pendleton in a let
ter to the Tribune sets forth that the
candidates chosen will most likely be
elected because of religious belief or
racial condition. He does not wish
to be subjected to such a test and
states that he has no sympathy with
either religious bigotry or racial prej
udices. Judge Lowell's letter follows:
"March 18, 1922.
"Editor Morning Tribune,
"Six weeks investigation has unde
ceived me as to the gubernatorial
situation in Oregon. Early in Febru
ary 1 gave to the public a tentative
platform in the full expectation of
becoming a candidate for chief ex
ecutive of the state, and in the belief
that the issues of the campaign were
to be economic, industrial and moral.
1 am now convinced that the primary
election, two months from tomorrow,
and the general election in Novem
ber will probably be determined up
on the age old conflict of race and re
ligion. Neither the ability, person
ality nor the attitude of candidates
upon state problems, are likely to re
ceive controlling consideration at the
"1 am a Protestant in religious
faith, descended from ancestors who
came to New England in the 17th
century. I believe that I can properly
claim to be an hundred per cent
American, but 1 have no sympathy
with either religious bigotry or racial
prejudices. Whether a man be Prot
estant, Catholic, Hebrew, Mohamme
dan, Braham or Confucian depends
chiefly upon the environment of his
childhood. For the place of his birth
or the color of his skin he is not re
sponsible. "The people who are injecting
these exotic issues into the campaign
are assuming censorious authority
which belongs to no individual, no
secret society. They are compelling
those factors in our population whose
race, or religion they attack, to meet
organization by organization, to act
together for the protection of their
civil rights and the prerogatives of
their citizenship. The result is that
in the more densely populated coun
ties there exists already a sub-surface
fire of sectarian passion and racial
antagonism, which bids fair to com
pass the entire state, increasing in
volume and vehemence until the fun
damental interests of the public are
overshadowed and forgotten.
"I would deem it a distinguished
honor to be governor of Oregon and
I believe that at this juncture I could
render valuable service to the com
monwealth, but I am accustomed to
(Continued on 1'age Six)
Heppner Man Graduates
From Practipedic School
E. N. Gonty of the Gonty Shoe
store of this city has recently grad
uated and received his certificate
from the American School of Prac
tipedics, of Chicago.
Mr. Gonty states that Practipedics
is the knowledge of extending foot
comfort in the shoe store through
scientific methods of shoe fitting and
the intelligent use of the famous
foot comfort appliances invented by
Dr. Win. Scholl.
Mi. Gonty is quite enthusiastic
over his completion of this course,
and It will now be his ambition to
send every customer out of his store
with comfortable feet, in neat, stylish
shoes. This will be a special service
rendered the customers of the Gonty
Vernon Waid of Stanfield, is vis
iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Neil White near Lexington. Mr.
Waid is a brother of Mrs. White,
and is recuperating from injuries re
ceived by a bucking horse falling on
him last November.
. NOTICB TO ( Ur.DITOIIS.
Notice In hereby given that the un
rteralKnert have been .1 my appointed by
the County Court of Morrow County,
Oreifon, Joint Ritmlnlaiito.' ami admin
istratrix of the Estnte of Silas A
WrlKht, docoaiied, and have accepted
uch trust. All persons havlnsr claims
against said estate are hereby notified
and required to present the same, with
vouchers and duly verified aa by law re
quired to us at the ofllce of our attor
neys, Woodson and Rwok In Heppner,
Oregon, within six months from the
Dated and first published March 23,
MARTHA J. WRTOHT,
Cecil hills are dotted all over with
sheep and lambs. Feed beginning to
be good, makes it a good thing for
hay stacks hich are few and far be
tween on Willow creek. Several
carloads of baled hay have been ship
ped in to the various camps during
the last few days. R. A. Thompson
has moved some of his ewes and
lambs to his upper ranch above
Heppner this week. We heard R. A.
says that his lambs were making 125
per cent and at other camps they
were doing even better than that.
Wheat men are so busy on their land
that they haven't time to visit Cecil
even for a chew of tobacco these fine
J. W. Osborn, who has been spend
ing several months at the home of
his sister in Portland, returned to
Cecil on Monday and is feeling much
better for his rest, but delighted to
be back in sunny Cecil amongst his
old friends and surroundings of so
many years. We doubt if even sunny
Cecil will be able to keep him "down
on the farm after he has seen Broad
Mrs. Dwight Misner arrived in Ce
cil on the local on Thursday, accom
panied by her daughter, Miss Greta
who has recovered sufficiently from
her recent operations in Portland as
to be able to be moved to the home
of her parents on their ranch near
Geo. A. Miller and son Elvin of
Highview ranch have been busy sev
eral days during the week with their
Cletrac tractor and the county grad
er improving the county roads after
the bad weather which we have had
for so long.
Ed Bristow, one of lone'S leading
merchants, and his wife and fam
ily, accompanied by Judge Robinson
of lone, spent Sunday afternoon as
the guests of Mr., and Mrs. Jack Hynd
at Butterby Flats.
Mrs.- Fred Buchanan and children,
accompanied by her sister,' Mrs. Ha
zel Logan and children from their
homes near lone, autoed to Cecil on
Monday and spent a short itme with
Miss Annie C. Hynd of Butterby
Flats left on the local for Heppner
on Friday to spend the week-end with
her sister, Miss Violet Hynd, who is
a student in Heppner high school.
W. E. Ahalt has bought a Ford
tractor and other fanning imple
ments and has gone into business on
a homestead near Cecil. We wish
him luck in his new home.
Misses Annie Hynd and Eleanor
Furney of Butterby Flats were the
dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Henriksen at Strawberry ranch on
Mrs. A. Henriksen, who has been
spending a week or two visiting
friends in Portland, returned to her
home at Willow Creek ranch on Mon
Mr. and Mrs. John Birch of Mor
gan are residing in Zenneth Logan's
cottage in Cecil while J. B. is doing
some carpenter work at Cecil store.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Minor on their
journey from Baker visited a day or
two at The Last Camp before leav
ing for their home in Heppner.
Chas. D. Sennett arrived from lone
on Thursday and is now busy prun
ing the Cecil orchards before leav
ing for his home in Portland.
Mrs. Geo. Krebs, Miss Lena Krebs
and John Krebs, all of The Last
Camp, were visitors at Butterby
Flats on Sunday evening.
Henry Cohn of Heppner accomp
anied by John Kelly was doing bus
iness in the Cecil vicinity on Wed
nesday. Miss Eleanor Furney left on the
local on Friday for The Dalles where
she will visit friends for the week
end. A large number of Indians camp
ed in Cecil during the week on their
annual trip to gather wool.
Mrs. A. Henriksen and Mrs. Cecil
Philips were calling on their friends
in Cecil on Monday.
Henry and John Krebs of The Last
Camp made a hurried trip to Arling
ton on Tuesday.
Ellis Minor from his ranch near
lone was doing business in Cecil on
Mrs. Roy Scott of The Lookout
was calling on friends in Cecil on
R. E. Duncan of Busy Bee ranch
was a busy man in Cecil on Tuesday.
Of interest is the announcement
of the pledging to Alpha Delta Pi
sorority of Miss Loye and Miss Ce
cile DoVore, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. DeVore of Heppner. Eu
gene Daily Guard.
Mrs. J. T. Knappenberg of Port
land has been visiting during' the
week at the home of her sister. Mrs.
' D. M. Ward, in this city.
Th.c Cynosure oP Boyville,
'HAL Of IT.
HE SITS Tb
THEY SAY HE'S
U. OF 0. ORCHESTRA
Arthur Campbell, of this city, is
playing bass clarinet in the Univer
sity of Oregon symphony orchestra,
which will appear at the Star theater
Thursday evening, March 30, under
the direction of Rex Underwood.
"Art," as he is familiarly bnown, is
the librarian of the orchestra, and
is in charge of the housing of the
musicians on the trip.
This is the first time the orches
tra has toured the eastern part of
the state. This organization will
come here directly from Pendleton
where it is also to appear. Its itin
erary includes beside Pendleton and
Heppner, The Dalles, La Grande,
Hood River, two Willamette valley
towns and probably Portland.
The program is to contain besides
the numbers by the full orchestra,
solos and Feature combinations. Two
soloists are carried by the orchestra.
Lora Teshner, cello soloist who for
merly traveled with the Turlow Lieu
rance Litttle Symphony orchestra as
the cello soloist, and Alberta Potter,
the violin solosist. This is Miss Pot
ter's third year as violin soloist of
the orchestra. She is a member of
the faculty of the university school
of music in the capacity of violin in
structor. Negotiations are under way to give
a dance after the concert under the
auspices of the American Legion.
The music is to be furnished by the
orchestra's ten-piece jazz band.
We invite all the people of Hepp
ner to hear Rev. D. H. Leach, the
district superintendent of the Meth
odist Episcopal church, of Portland,
Sunday morning at 1 1 , and, Sunday
evening at 7:30.
Peter Farley and family moved
down to Castle Rock on Sunday to
remain for a month or so, or until
the lambing season is over. He has
a band of 2700 head of ewes there
and looks forward to a good season.
Eugene Freeland, who is here to
day to attend the funeral of his fa
ther, E. L. Freeland, has been with
the state highway department and
working in southern Oregon. He will
continue with the highway depart
ment and have work in other parts
of the state. Eugene is a native of
Earl Barton Buys Soda Works
The Cowins Soda works in this
city was disposed of by the owner
Jos. Snyder, during the week to Earl
Barton, who will conduct the busi
ness in the future. Joe is mending
shoes at the shop of E. N. Gonty just
now but he hopes to find a little time
to take on the editor of this paper
and the bunch at the court house
when the horseshoe season opens.
John Kilkenny has added to his
real estate holdings by taking over
the- two Butter creek ranches of C.
P. Bowman, of Santa Monica, Calif.
The deal was closed the past week
and Mr. Kilkenny will take immedi
ate possession of the ranches.
yrr Mil M'vMl
LOCAL BOY PLAYS IN
Vol). I'D RATHER
HAVE YOUR. JOB
THAN AHY JOB
U. S. Government Makes
Urgent Call For Auditors
The recent examination for this
position failed to provide a sufficient
number of eligibles and it is neces
sary to hold the examination again on
May 3 to fill vacancies in position of
auditor in the Income Tax Unit, Bu
reau of Internal Revenue, throughout
the United States, at entrance sal
aries ranging from $1800 to $3000
a year, inclusive.
Qualified pefconJ'afe urgently re
quested to take this examination.
For further information and applica
tion blank apply to the local secre
tary, Board of Civil Service Exam
iners, at any first or second class
postoffice, or to the secretary, llth
U. S. Civil Service District, 303 Post-
office Building, Seattle, Washington,
in time to arrange for the exan ina-
tion of the applicant.
C. W. Paine,
Hibernians Play Old
Country Foot Ball
As one of the features of amuse
ment on Friday, there was a game of
soccer football between teams chos
en from the Hibernians, and it was
well attended as well as being inter
esting and exciting.
St. Patrick's day was quietly but
fittingly observed in Heppner, the us
ual services being held at the Cath
olic church during the day, with a
meeting of the Hibernians in I. O.
O. F. hall.
Members of the Order of Hibern
ians and their families enjoyed a
banquet on Saturday evening at Ho
tel Patrick and closed the celebration
in a fitting manner. ' -
Lexington Church of Christ
All regular church services as us
ual. Bible school at 10 o'clock. Reg
ular classes for everybody. The
Lord's Supper and preaching at 11.
Junior Endeavor at 5:30 p. m.; Sen
ior Christian Endeavor at 7; evening
sermon at 8. Morning sermon, "The
Greatest Book in the World." Eve
ning sermon, "A Fool's Paradise."
Remember that the Lord has told us
to forsake not the assembling of our
selves together (Heb. 10:25). We
give you a hearty invitation to at
tend our services. ' , i
Arthur A. Hakriman, Minister.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks and appreciation to our many
friends for their kindness and sym
pathy shown during our recent be
reavement. Mrs. E. L. Freeland and family.
BARGAINS! BARGAINS! At the
White Elephant sale on Saturday af
ternoon and evening at the tempo
rary Christian church building,
Things you need, sold cheap. Bakery
sale in addition. You should be there.
C. W. McNamer- returned from
Portland the first of the week. He
had been called to the city by the
death of his brother, Theodore Mc
Namer, who passed away in that city
at the age of 68 years.
The funeral of the late E. L. Free-
land was held at the Federated
church in this city today under the
auspices of Heppner Lodge No. 358,
a. P. O. E., of which he was a mem
ber. Rev. W. O. Livingstone deliv
ered the funeral address and the re
mains were laid to rest in the Mason
Mr. Freeland died at The Dalles
on Tuesday, after a short illness, and
the remains arrived at Heppner on
Wednesday, accompanied by Mrs.
rreeland and the children. He has
made his home at Seuferts for a
number of years past, working for
the big canenry there as bookkeeper.
He was for many years assistant
cashier of the First National bank
of this city and one time represent
ed Morrow county in the state leg
Mr. Freeland was a native of this
state and was born at Albany, Jan
uary 28, 1866.
Mrs. Elsie Stevenson returned
from Pendleton on Wednesday,
where she has been visiting with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dnskell.
Mrs. Driskell has been quite sick but
is better now.
Miss Helen Barratt and Miss Reita
Neel are home from Corvallis to
spend the Easter vacation.
At a meeting of the school board
held recently, a partial list of teach
ers for the coming year was elected
from the corps now teaching. These
are Edna Turner, primay; Blanche
Fahy, part of the first and second
grades; Opal E. Clark, second grade;
Elizabeth Dix, third grade; Margaret
Cason, fourth grade; Addie Quesin-
berry, fifth grade; Blanche Jordan
sixth grade; Gladys Turner, seventh
grade; Rita Norris, domestic science
and art; Lorena Palmateer, English;
Bernice Hopper, music.
In order to meet the reduction in
the budget covering the item for
teachers, authorized by the taxpay
ers, the board has found it necessary
to revise the scale of wages, down
ward, and it has also decided to
abandon the "opportunity room" for
the coming year, thus reducing the
corps of teachers by one.
First Christian Church
Lord's Day, March 26.
We had a great day last Sunday;
packed house, line dinner, and raised
$6835 for the new church, this with
the $1500 insurance money to be
given to this fund makes a total of
$8335, with which to begin our work.
The work of re-building will begin
as soon as the plans are completed
The Bible school Airplane race is
becoming interesting. The blue plane
is within three hundred miles of San
Francisco, the red plane is coming
six hundred miles behind. She plans
to pass the blue plane Sunday. Great
day expected, come and be with us
Bible school 10, Communion and
preaching at 11, Intermediate Chris
tian Endeayor 4, Senior Christian
Endeavor 6:30, song service and
preaching at 7 :30. Come and meet
with us, you will enjoy it.
Judge G. V. Phelps of Pendleton
and Mrs. Phelps, who are in Port
land at present, are reported to be
sick. Mrs. Phelps is suffeing an at
tack of pneumonia and her condi-
tion is said to be quite serious.
DON'T FORGET the White Ele
phant sale af the temporary Chris
tian church building on Saturday af
ternoon, and evening. Donate any
article Of any kind that you don t use
and that others can.
Employment Service Is Free
All parts of Eastern Oregon coun
try can be promptly and satisfactor
ily supplied with laborers in all lines
of work easily from the office of
Pioneer Employment Co., at Pendle
ton. This company also have offices
in Portland, and have been establish
ed in business for the past 22 years.
All service is free to employers,
and if you want hands for farm,
ranch, mill, camp, hotel or garage,
wire your orders into Pendleton at
the expense of the company and they
will supply you promptly. See their
advertisement in another column.
Mrs. C. W. McNamer spent sever
al days in Portland this week, attend
ing grand opera,
PART OF HEPPNER'S
LOCAL NEWS HAPPENINGS
"For with the heart man believ
eth unto righteousness; and with
the mouth confession U made unto
salvation." Rom. 10:9. Suggest
ed by Livingstone.
WANTED A woman for eeneral
housework. Phone 532. tf.
Born At Hardman on March 16th
to Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Stoneman. a
7 1-2 oound son.
Edward Rietmann, extensive far
mer of the lone section was a visitor
this city on Tuesday.
Born To Mr. and Mrs. Georee F.
Cross, residing 12 miles northeast
ot tone, on bunday, March 19, a
Mrs. I. D. French and sons lohn
and Herbert were visitors in the city
on Friday from their home on Big
LOST Female Lewellvn bird
dog, white with blue and brown
spots. Reward if returned to A. C
Martin Behm of the Ella section
was in Heonner on Tuesday, mak
ing final proof on his homestead be-
tore uerk Waters.
BAKERY SALE and White Ele
phant sale at the Christian church
building Saturday afternoon and eve
ning. Don't fail to patronize it. Tas
ty things to eat; useful things to use.
Come and see the display.
C. C. Calkins, county agent, in
forms farm bureau that the rodent
control funds voted in 1920 will be
exhausted this year and that if we ex
pect to carry on this good work, we
should be laying our plans for carry
ing on this work and vote for suffi
cient funds at the regular election
this fall. Two years ago, this tax
carried almost 100 per cent vote and
since the good that has been accom
plished, e do not believe there should
develop any opposition to provide
for necessary funds. Advantage of
the tund can be readily appreciated
by those having an opportunity to see
how it has worked out in the field.
Because of the fact that we were
able to purchase strychnine, Mr.
Calkins has been able to get one
hundred percent co-operation in most
communities in the extermination of
rabbits. While approximately 85
per cent clean-up in the Irrigon dis
trict we find that very little work was
done just across the line towards con
trolling them. In the counties where
they do not have such a fund very
few people are willing to buy poi
son and carry on the work. Reports
from the different communities
throughout Morrow county show that
we killed at least 125,000 rabbits.
Biological surveyors consider this one
of the best pieces of work done any
where. Fanners in the north end of
the county are more interested in
controlling the rabbits but this same
fund provides for poison for the
squirrels that interests people living
in the greater part of the rest of the
county. Same funds support the
government trappers who are get
ting lots of coyotes. People in the
Alpine district for instance, are so
interested in this work, they have
sent a delegation to Heppner to
make sure this fund and work would
be carried on. The people in the
Irrigon district surely cannot afford
to let this work die out and the writ
er believes there is no opposition
The community day cleaning up
the park and planting trees Sunday.
March 12, proved a big success. A
lot of trees were planted in the east
end of the park which is provided
for the campers and a lot of rubbish
was gathered, raked and burned. A
camp stove was also built of brick
for the campers, and other improve
ments will be made later. The lad
ies did their part well in providing
a big feast which was served in the
dining room of the new school build
ing and several of them helped in the
the raking after dinner. N. Seaman
w as on the job to eat and took note
of what happened to be able to tell
of the doings.
Mr. Walpole has been taking up
cnsiderable of the city water mains
during the past week on account of
a number of the water users not pay
ing their water charges for some
time. He informs us that unless
more prompt payments are made in
the future, water will be shut off and
pipes taken up without further no
tice. The sooner he gets all the wa
ter mains out. the sooner he will be
able to quit a business that is not
Mrs. Lulu Johnson, county health
nurse, held her audience every min
ute of her talk on Thursday evening.
(Continued on Pk Six)
According t the Medford Mail-Tribune,
a most instructive tractor
school was held in that city March
10 and 11, and we are informed by
Chas. H. Latourell, of the Latourell
Auto Co., of this city, that a sim
ilar school will be put on at Pendle
ton on Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week, March 28 and 29. The
school will be held at the sales rooms
of the Simpson Auto Co., in that city,
and all those interested in further
particulars should see Mr. Latourell
at his garage in Heppner and receive
The Medford paper says:
The school is a joint production
of the Ford Motor Co'., the Standard
011 Co., the Oliver Chilled Plow Co.,
the American Seeding Machine Co.,
and the Oregon Agricultural college,
each with an especially trained rep
resentative present. The most sur
prising part of the school is that there
are no trade names mentioned and
nothing offered for sale.
In explaining the origin of the
school J. D. Jordan, assistant mana
ger of the Ford Motor company at
Portland, said, "Mr. Ford has stated
that the farmers' costs of production
are too close to their selling prices
to permit of a reasonable margin of
pofit. With this in mind this school
was started. Calling together the
five largest manufacturers in the field
of power farming we are offering you
the benefit of their experiences and
extensive study on costs simply with
the thought that it may be possible to
clear up the little troubles and there
by assist the farmers to cut their
costs of production."
The first night's program at Pen
dleton will open with a talk on igni
tion and carburetion by C. E. Allison
of the Ford Motor company, with an
engine set up and running on the
floor. His practical talk will leave
small doubt that much expense can
be eliminated through a better know
ledge of troubles, how to locate them
and how to correct the minor ones In
the field. William Munro, lubrication
expert of the Standard Oil company,
will then give a talk on lubrication,
explaining the workings of a combus
tion engine and the necessity of oil.
Other speakers for the second
night will include Chas. W. Harrison
of the Oliver Chilled Plow works, in
a talk on plowing, discing and culti
vating; Fred S. Serviss, special rep
resentative of the American Seeding
Machinery company on seeding, seed
bed and yields. Professor W. G.
Gilmore, in charge of the farm mech
anics division of the O. A. C. on pow
er farming and the part the college
plays; C. C. Calkins, county agent,
n the extension work and the ye;'s
A featcre of the school is motion
pictures showing inside woikngs of
Henry Ford's plant at River Rouge,
covering coke manufacture, blast fur
nace and production.
Jack Stone, Released Last
Week, Arrested for Assault
Jack Stone, who was last week
dismissed from custody of the offi
cers on a charge of insanity, was lat
er arrested on a charge of assault,
and on a hearing before Judge Cor
nett on Saturday was given a sen
tence of ten days in ja.l. The judge
agreed to remit half of this if the
man would return the money he held
Farley up for, but this proposition
did not suit Stone and he is serving
out the sentence in the county jail.
Farley has to acknowledge that he
was separated from his ten dollars
in a pretty clever manner, and here
after will keep his check book in his
pocket when he is approached by
someone with a brickbat in his hand
whom he considers insane.
News has just been received by
L. W. Briggs of the death at the
soldiers' home at Sawtetlo, Gilif., of
William l.ounsberry, one of the ear
ly pioneers of this county. He came
to this county in the fall of 1S70, set
tling on what is now the Hinton
creek ranch of John Kilkenny. He
leaves an aged wife, who is a sister
of Mr. Brings, and two daughters to
mourn his loss. c had been phys
ically helpless for many years.
Mrs. Henry Aiken departed on
Sunday to join her husband at Trin
idad. Colo. Henry has charge of
the Trinidad territory for the White
Sewing Machine company.
Tom Arnold is over from Sunny
side, Wash., for a visit with friends
here. He was formerly engaged in
farming the Stanton place on Eight