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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 39, Number 14. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 13 1922. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Boy Farmers to Get Prizes
From Union Pacific Road
Seed Wheat Certification
Kids Is Kids
Expreses Belief That Morrow County
Doei Not Receive lte Full Share of
Representation In Grain Grower As
aoclation. Report on Recent Meeting.
Lexington, July 7. (To the Editor.)
Having been requested to furnish
report on the recent annual election of
director for the Oregon Grain Growera
association which was held in Portland,
and to which I wai sent as one of the
delegates from the association in this
county, and believing that such a report
may be of considerable interest to the
wheat growers of Morrow county, both
within and without the association, I
hereby submit the following, with the
hope that nothing contained herein will
be construed as a personal reflection on
any member of the board of directors,
or anybody else, but simply a plain
statement of the situation as I see it,
and with only the best interests of the
association and its individual members
as my object.
At this meeting the following direc
tors were elected:
District 1: H. B. Davidhlzer, Malheur
Baker, Wallowa and Union.
District H: A. R. Shumway, Umatilla
District 8: Howard Anderson, Morrow
District 4: W. J. Edwards, Gilliam.
District 5: V. H. Smith, Sherman.
District 6: C. A. Harth, Wasco, Dei
chutes, Jefferson and Crook.
District 8: Claud Buchanan, Yamhill,
Polk and Benton.
District 9: W. N. Downing, Marlon,
Linn, Lane and Douglas.
J. E. Reynolds, president of board of
Salaries paid officers of the associa
tion: A. H. Lea, state manager, $6,000
per year, carries $10,000 bond; E. L.
Ludwick, assistant secretary treasurer,
$3600 per year, and carries $10,000 bond.
Board of directors, each $5.00 per day
With the bursting of the Condon ele
vator the Oregon association suffered
a $7,000 loss.
Mr. Nelson, discharged Northwestern
sales manager, has brought suit against
the association for the balance of his
salary, $7,000, of which Oregon will have
to pay her share.
There is no need to mention wheat
prices. Each member knows what he is
receiving per bushel and whether or not
he is satisfied. As for myself I feel as
though we have done well for the first
I am not able to give you many inside
fac's of the business of the association
I had only the remainder of the day
of the election to gather information.
As you probably know we were refused
our second director and Morrow county
has signed up one fifth of the entire
bushelage in the state. District No. 8
was allowed one director, Mr. Buchanan,
who personally pooled 467 bushels and
represents 104.000 bushels or 3 per cent
of the bushelage in the state. Repre
sentation is getting away from produc
tion and I consider this the very weak
est point in the organization.
Morrow county's director, Mr. Ander
son personally pooling 7,624 bushels, re
presents 1,000,000 bushels signed up
wheat or 20 per cent of the entire bush
elage signed up in the state, which
clearly shows we need our second di
rector as our contract on page 4, para
graph 8, also in our by-laws, page 6,
section 1, states in part that the asso
ciation "maintain at all times, a fair
and equitable representation of grain
producing districts according to bushel
age signed up." It appears in the face
of the bushelage signed up in Morrow
county and the representation we have,
we are weakening the whole Oregon
I tried to explain all this at the last
annual election but the delegation did
not seem to consider this a sufficient
reason for us to have two directors.
They seemed inclined to take the repre
sentation from the largest signed up
districts as a bait to obtain contracts
Another weak point I wish to mention
is the fact that the directors are all
practically small producers. The largest
producer pooling only 8,626 bushels,
and one director pooling only 478 bush
els of wheat.
I do not consider these men as having
sufficient Interest at stnko to put forth
the best efforts for the good of the asso
ciation. How many men are there men
whom we call farmers who could pool
10,000 bushels and up, men whom we
want and need in tho association who
are going to pool their wheat in an as
sociation governed by men who have
such small interest at stake?
Another objection to the methods of
business is this: At the opening of the
meeting the president of delegates, act
ing chairman, called the attention of the
organisation to the fact that owing to
the difficulties we have had to finance
the association, the bankers thought the
same directors should be re-elected.
They considered It unwise to get new
faces on the board claiming it would
make it more difficult to obtain financial
I disagreed, giving as my reason that
to keep up the high standard of efficien
cy, to progress and avoid ruts and repi
tition of mistakes, we should have at
least some new timber for our board
euch year, changes that would produce
new and progressive ideas.
However, the old board were all re
elected excepting Mr. Buchanan, and
Mr. Downing representing 1,211 bushels
(Mr. Downing was not sufficiently inter
ested to attend this meeting.) It seem
ed to me that this is again establishing
a custom we aro fighting to get away
from, dictation by the bankers, specula
After the election of the directors, J,
E. Reynolds was elected as president of
the board of delegates and was asked to
meet each time with the board of di
rectors to represent the delegates, this
being his second term, This man put
301 bushels of wheat through the pool,
About half as many bushels -as he re
celvea dollars from the association for
his attendance at these meetings. If
his office is necessary, which I doubt, it
should be filled by a wheat grower, not
a 300 bushel producer!
I may not have made my meaning
Prizes to encourage excellence in ag
riculture have been offered by the
Union Pacific for boys in 15 counties in
this state, according to an announce
ment made from the office of the presi
dent of the system, C. R. Gray at Oma
ha. Morrow county is included in the
list of the counties where prizes will be
awarded. The announcement of the
system is as follows:
The Union Pacific System offers to the
boy between sixteen and twenty-one
years of age ranking the highest in tho
boys and girls club work for the year
1923 in corn, potato, or wheat projects,
in each of the following counties of the
state of Oregon, a seventy-five dollar
scholarship in the college of Agricul
ture, or the Short Winter Course of flie
Oregon Agricultural college.
Counties: Baker, Crook, Deschutes,
Gilliam, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson,
Morrow, Malheur, Multnomah, Sherman,
Union, Umatilla, Wasco.
In addition the Union Pacific System
will .reimburse the student for the ex
pense of railroad transportation from
his home to Corvallis, Oregon, and re
turn, over ita lines.
The county winner will be determined
on the following basis:
(A) Seventy-five per cent on rank in
(B) Twenty-five per cent on activi
ties of the boy in community affairs.
The winner shall be chosen from
among the ten boys ranking highest in
the county club projects, as outlined by
the agricultural college.
clear but these two points I have tried
to bring out: That Morrow county does
not have adequate representation for
the amount of wheat produced. That the
business of the association is too great
to be in the control of men who have
not sufficient personal interest to work
for the interests of the association as
Representation away from production
means away from good business; away
from good business means the weaken
ing of the foundation of the association.
I have been promised a copy of the min
utes of the last meeting but so far have
failed to receive it. JOE DEVINE.
. Enjoy Fine Auto Trip.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Patterson, Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Sweek and H. A. Duncan re
turned Sunday from a ten day trip by
auto. Leaving Heppner they crossed the
river at Arlington and were in Yakima
by noon. They struck fine highways
shortly after crossing the Columbia
river, and their route was on through
Yakima, Ellensburg and over to Tacoma
and Seattle. They took in the auto races
at Tacoma on the 4th, then journeyed
up to Vancouver, B. C, returning via
Seattle and Portland. This is a trip
that can be greatly enjoyed because of
the very fine roads and the superb
scenery enroute, and this auto party
report having had one of the finest
trips In their experience.
After having spent several days in
British Columbia on a motor trip, Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Sweek and Mr. and Mrs.
B. R. Patterson of Heppner arrived in
Portland yesterday and put up at the
Multnomah hotel. Both Mr. Sweek and
Mr. Patterson are business men in
Heppner. They have been absent from
their homes for more than 10 days and
have been spending the time in touring
British Columbia and eastern Washing
ton, visiting points of scenic interest
Public Service Commis
sion Holds Hearing Here
A heamig was held at the office of
County Judge Campbell in this city yes
terday, participated in by members of
the public service commission and rep
resentatives of the O.-W. R. & N. Co.
The commission and officials of the rail
road were on an inspection of the Hepp
ner branch, arriving at the end of the
line on Tuesday evening. The elimina
tion of a number of crossings was the
occasion of the visit and hearing, as it
has been the desire of the railroad com
pany to get rid of as many crossings
on the branch as possible.
It was agreed that the crossing at
Morgan to accommodate the Harbison
warehouse would be moved to give a
better view of the track, as well as the
one at the Farmers warehouse in lone
In order to determine whether or not
the crossing at the west end of the
Heppner yards, now used largely by the
Standard Oil company, should be elim
inated, a hearing was held at the court
house yesterday as stated above.
Commissioners H. H. Corey and T. M.
Kerrigan, C. E. Packard, engineer and
H. H. Houser, reporter, represented the
commission; Attorney Sibbald and En
gineer M. G. Smith the state highway
commission, while the railroad company
was represented by their attorney C. E.
Cochran and Engineers Williams and
From here the commission went to
the Shaniko branch on a similar mis
sion. Mrs. Eugene Gentry Laid to
Rest at Lexington Tuesday
The funeral of Mrs. Rowena Gentry,
wife of Eugene Gentry, was held at Lex
ington at ten o'clock on Tuesday and
was largely attended by the relatives
and friends. Interment was in the Lex
Mrs. Gentry died at the home of N.
A, Leach in Portland on July 9 after an
Illness of many months of an incurable
ailment. She was the daughter of the
late J. M. White and leaves to mourn
her loss, her husband and four children,
her aged mother and one sister, Mrs.
Lee Galbraith residing at Waitsburg,
Wash., three brothers, Claud and Neil
White of Lexington and Gerald White
Mr. and Mrs. Hurley Sprouls and two
children have been in Heppner during
the week from their home at La Grande,
visiting with friends. They brought Mrs.
Ed Keeney, mother of Mrs. Sprouls, and
her two children over with them and
drove her over to the Keeney home at
Monument, where Mr. and Mrs. Sprouls
will remain for a few days visit.
Dr. D. R, Haylor, July 90-31, August
1 and 2.
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$J3r ' MOLD 1
Old Stand-By Being Rapidly Replaced
By True Winter Wheats Turkey Red
Proving to Be Far Better In AH Sec
tions of County. County Agent Gets
Facta from Fanners.
That Bluestem is rapidly losing pres
tige as a true winter wheat is shown
by the fact that in 1919 35 per cent of
all the wheat produced in Morrow coun
ty was Bluestem. In 1921 it totaled but
n per cent, as a ruie cnanges in var
iety are only made gradually and as
other varieties prove their superiority.
Turkey-red was introduced in this eovn-
ty a number of years v. and it did not
meet with favor in '.he beginning paitly
because it was a bearded wheat and per
haps because the farming methods were
not adapted to this variety. A better
strain of Turkey was introduced two or
three years ago and the yield of Turkey
was checked by the side of the other
varieties and it was Interesting to note
that only seven per cent of 4he
wheat hauled into the Morrow county
warehouses was of that variety.
That Turkey-red will invade the Blue
stem territory around Lexington this
coming year has been made very evi
dent. W. F. Barnett says, "I have al
ways been a Bluestem enthusiast but I
can see I have been making a mistake.
Next year it will be Turkey-red for me."
Then farmers who are interested should
be checking very closely the stands and
yields of the two varieties. Those hav
ing any questions in their r-iimls as to
the relative value for the present season
at least would do well to compare these
varieties as are found growing under
similar conditions in that section. J. O.
Turner, northeast of Lexington; Mr.
Miller, Joe Devine, Otto Ruhl, north of
Lexington; Mr. Cutsforth and many oth
ers have Turkey-red and Bluestem
growing on their places this yta. Check
them very carefully, observe the stand,
and the yields will be secured later on
for use of farmers interested between
the vareities generally.
Turkey-red has proven its superiority
not only because it is winter hardy but
because it is comparatively easy to se
cure a good stand which makes it much
easier to kill out the weeds. Most of
the Bluestem boosters quote the fact
that Bluestem brings more on the mar
ket even though it does not yield as
much on the average. Local grain buy
ers say that the average premium on
Bluestem over Turkey-red this past year
ranged from two to four cents, the year
prior to that Turkey-red was the high
est according to buyers. What it may
be next year we are unable to say as
The question of the variety of the
wheat to grow is not one of sentiment
but one of dollars and cents. A very
few farmers but what would be ready
to grow the varieties which will hring
tho greatest returns. As one farmer put
it, "I have been cussing Turkey-red so
long that I would hate to reverse my
self and grow it now." It Is the purpose
of the office to get a fair comparison of
these yields of the different varieties so
that farmers desiring the actual merits
of the different varieties can get them
with the least possible trouble.
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
Mr. Cohn la Kindly Remembered.
Remembering that heretofore Harold
Cohn has been the originator of much
entertainment and no little discomfort
to various newly weds of this commun
ity, a number of his friends enticed him
from his domicile on Saturday evening
nnu he was introduced to a pajama par
ade in which Mr. Cohn himself was the
principal actor. Being hitched on be
hind an automobile a parade was fam
ed in which some half a dozen car. fell
in and Harold was gently led through
the principal strets of the city. To the
accompaniment of auto horns he was
caused to sing and orate for a time, then
allowed to return home only to be taken
out a little later and the ceremony gone
Mr. Cohn was game and came through
with his part in due obedience to all
commands, knowing that he had it com
ing and he played the part of a good
sport, getting as much fun out of the
performance, apparently, as the other
Miss Pearl Hall, who has been with
the local telephone exchange during the
past year or more, has received a trans
fer to the Portland office and will leave
Heppner In time to begin her work In
the city by August first.
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Mrs. Harriet J. Neel Dies
At Lone Rock Home
Harriet Jane Neel, a pioneer woman
of the Lone Rock country, died at her
home at that place on Thursday, July
6, 1922, at the age of 67 years.
Mra. Neel'a death resulted from' a
stroke of paralysis which she suffered a
few months previous. Her funeral was
held at Lone Rock on Sunday and was
very largely attended by the people of
the community where she had resided
for ao many years, and who held her
in very high esteem.
Mrs. Neel was born in Lane county,
Oregon, of pioneer parenta, a daughter
of Wm. J. and Sarah Hayes, who were
also early residents of Morrow county,
coming to this section of the state in
1878. She was the wife of Andrew Neel
and Is survived by her husband and
one son, Jeff Neel and a daughter, Mrs.
H. G. Perry of Lone Rock, and one bro
ther, John H. Hayes, of Portland.
Mrs. Neel was well known in Heppner
and had i large circle of friends here.
Has Pleasant Visit from Uncle.
Oscar Keithley fit Eight Mile enjoyed
a pleasant visit Timing the past week
from his uncle, J. N. Hogue, ,of London,
Oregon. Mr. Hogue is on his way east
to make an extensive visit with relatives
in Colorado, Missouri and other states,
and on the way is visiting with relatives
at various points in eastern Oregon. He
departed for Pendleton Monday to visit
a short time with his brother, C. M.
Hogue and will then continue his jour
ney eastward. Mr. Hogue was one of
the early settlers in this county and a
good many years ago had a farm in the
Eight Mile section. He left here about
M. Fitxmaurice of Condon, who is ap
praiser for the Federal Land bank of
Spokane, has been in Heppner for sev
eral days this week. He is making ap
praisements on several applications for
loans from this county and expects that
when these are allowed there will be
something like $133,000 for distribution
in this county shortly.
Little Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Ritchie Dies
Ruth Ritchie, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ritchie of lone, who
was operated on in this city Monday
for a severe case of appendicitis, died
at the Moore hospital late Tuesday eve
ning and the body was shipped to lone
yesterday morning. The funeral will
take piece at lone today and the re
mains will be laid to rest in the cem
Attends Medical Association.
Dr. McMurdo returned home Monday
from a visit to Spokane. He attended
the meeting of the first scientific ses
sion of the Pocific Northwest Medical
association held there on July 6, 7 and
8, and pronounces it the greatest meet
ing of the kind it has ever been his
privilege to attend. There was a splen
did array of leading doctors and profes
sors of medicine and surgery there from
all over the country and Dr. McMurdo
comes home filled with a lot of new and
practical information gained by listen
ing to the lectures and attending the
Young Ladies Enjoy
Early Camp Breakfast
Taking a hike to the edge of the city
this morning and carrying with them a
lot of good eats and a few cooking uten
sils, a company of Heppner's charming
young ladies enjoyed to the utmost a
fine breakfast, cooked to a queen's taste
over the camptire. The party was at
5:30 and It was immensely enjoyed by
the following: Misses Annie Doherty,
Norma Frederic, Rubina Corrigall, Odile
Groshens, Pearl Hall, Opal Briggs, Dor
othea Metcalfe, Lucy Marie Metcalfe,
Alma Devin, Alma Akers and Mrs. Lor
R. L. Benge and family returned on
Monday evening from the Wilamette
valley where they hve been spending
several weeks vacation. They visited
many places and enjoyed the trip very
much. Mr. Benge states that it is very
dry in the valley and the crops are suf
fering considerably on this account, es
pecially the fruit and berry crops.
Roy Pickens, manager of the local
telephone office, who has been absent on
his vacation for the past two weeks, ac
companied by his wife and son, will re
turn to his duties here on Saturday.
FAVORABLE TD ROUTE
Pendleton-Prineville Cut-Off Between
Heppner and Spray Viewed By Fed
eral and County Officials.
That the proposed Pendleton-Prineville
cut-off between Heppner and Spray
which leads through about 12 miles of
forest reserve in Morrow and Wheeler
counties, will be favorably received by
the federal authorities, is the opinion of
Commissioner George Bleakman.
In company with B. F. Beezley of the
U. S. Forestry bureau at Portland, Mr.
Bleakman spent about three days the
past week in going over the proposed
route, and a very thorough inspection
was made. Mr. Bleakman took the gov
ernment official out over the old route,
and with this he was not in the least
impressed, and stated that if there was
nothing better to show him, he was
ready to return to Portland. However,
when the proposed route was reached
and he took in the lay of the country
and the ease with which the road could
be built, he immediately became enthus
iastic. Mr. Bleakman states that it was
found that the grade from where the
road leaves Chapin creek to the summit
of the mountain would not exceed 2 per
cent, and on the other side a 5 per cent
grade can easily be secured leading to
the point where the road will intersect
the John Day highway about 4 miles
from Spray. It was also found that con
struction costs would be very light and
there is an abundance of fine road build
ing material all along the route.
This link will cover a distance of
about 26 miles, and some 12 miles are
in the forest reserve on which it has
been hoped for some time there would
be government aid. Mr. Bleakman and
Judge Campbell took this up with the
Porjjtend office a good many month ago.
While they have always been encourag
ed this is the first time that the matter
has taken shape in such a way as to
lead them to believe their efforts will
bring success. Mr. Beezley was not so
very talkative, but he led Mr. Bleakman
to believe that his report would be fa
vorable to the project.
NOTICE TO ALL WATER USERS.
Water users of the city will take no
tice and strictly observe the following:
Owing to low water, irrigation will
have to be governed by the whistle. Shut
off when the whistle blows the second
time. Will give as many hours as pos
sible. Do no irrigation without using a noz
zle or sprinkler.
When fire alarm is sounded, shut off
all irrigation that all pressure may be
retained for fire fighting.
By observing these rules the woter
supply for the env will be ample for all
uses. CITY OF HEPPNER.
By W. E. Pruyn, Water Sup't
Mrs. Sarah Potter is enjoying a visit
from her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Pickett
of Los Angeles. Mrs. Potter and Mrs.
Pickett went to The Dalles on Monday
for a short visit with friends, Mrs. Pot
ter returning home Wednesday and Mrs.
Pickett gome to white Salmon for
few days before returning to Heppner
to complete her visit with her mother.
Henry Stoler, of Banks, Oregon, was
visiting in Heppner from Saturday to
Monday, making the trip from the val
ley town on his motorcycle. He former
ly held a position as bookkeeper in the
First National bank of this city.
"Bill" Austen was in the city for
short time yesterday, enroute to Pendle
ton. He has been making his home in
Portland since leaving Heppner and is
now representing the Jcwctt automobile
for a firm in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore returned
home on Tuesday last from their vaca
tion trip of about three weeks, visiting
different points in Washington and at
the home of Mrs. Moore's parents in
Mrs. Lillian Duncan, formerly of this
city, is now living at Reith, Oregon,
where she asks that the Gazette-Times
be sent her for the coming year.
Mrs. N. S. Whetstone has been quite
ill at her home in this city this week.
Dr. McMurdo reports that she is now
J. E. Gillespie is reported to be quite
111 at his home on Rhea creek and has
been confined to his bed for some time.
Being Started This Week
E. R. Jackman, farm crop specialist
from Corvallis will be assisting the
county agent Friday and Saturday of
this week in certifying seed wheat in
the different communities. It is not
too late yet to report in good fields of
wheat which you think will pass the
inspection, but you had better phone
the office at once.
It is not the plan of the office to
certify all the wheat which will pass
the test this year necessarily looking
forward to an exceedingly large acreage
but rather to certify wheat of the stand
ard varieties which need to be increased
in the different communities and lut-ke
good seed available in every section so
those desiring to make an improvement
in their seed can do so with a minimum
of effort. Beyond that it it not neces
sary to have a large supply of certified
seed for which there will be but a limit
Rapid strides have been made to im
prove seed wheat and it ia the purpose
of the office to locate the very best
available for use as seed in every com
munity. Our wheat is still very badly
mixed. A large percentage of the farm
ers could change their seed wheat to a
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent
LIVE LOCALS AND PERSONALS.
The ladies of the Federated church
will hold a window sale of good eats
on Saturday, July 15, beginning at 10
o'clock, at I. O. 0. F. building.
Dr. Chick was called out to the farm
of Herbert Olden on Wednesday, where
he found Mr. Olden suffering from a se
vere attack of erysipelas.
Walter Yeager arrived here on Fri
day evening from his home at Clarkston,
Wash., for a short visit at the home of
his father, James Yeager.
Ben Scott and wife departed during
the week for a visit at Corvallis, his
old home. Mr. Scott is meat cotter at
the Central Market.
Mrs. Wm. Keenan has resigned her
position at the store of Patterson and
Son and the place has been taken by
Miss Thelma Miller.
Pat Phillips, a brotheaof Mrs. Chas.
Reno, formerly a resident of Heppner,
is here for a two weeks visit with his
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones and spending
the week in the cool of the mountains
at the L. Van Marter camp on Wlilow
Miss Florence Cason is again filling
position of clerk at the postoffice, taking
the place formerly held by Misa Thelma
Born, this A. M., to Mr. and Mrs. A.
Majeska, of near Lexington, a son.
Harvest meat at Central Market 12 1-2
and 15 cents per pound. It
Is Moving Into New Quarters.
The offices in the Masonic building
recently vacated by Woodson and Sweek,
who have moved into their new quarters
at the First National bank building,
have undergone a treatment of kalso
mine and paint at the hands of Rummell
the painter, and Dr. A. D. McMurdo is
moving his office from the Patterson and
Son drug, store into these rooms. He ex
pects to be located in the new quarters
and all nicely fitted up by the coming
Jeff Jones Will Harvest
30-Bu. Crop Forty Fold
What is pronounced to be the best
field of grain on Heppner flat, is the
500 acres of forty fold on the Lucas
farm of Jeff Jones and Son. The grain
is now rapidly maturing, and under the
splendid weather conditions prevailing
the past ten days it is ripening in a
perfect condition, showing no effect of
Mr. Jones took us over this field Tu
esday and we were privileged to see
every part of it as he has the trails all
cut for the header to follow and the
places made ready for the settings of
the machine. The grain has grown to a
very uniform height all over the field,
and it is conservatively estimated that
the yield will reach thirty bushels if not
better. In some portions along the
north slopes and in the several draws
running through the field the grain is
very heavy and will no doubt make forty
bushels or better, so that the average of
thirty bushels will be easily maintained.
The grain is a little soft yet, and hot
weather might cause some shrinkage,
but Mr. Jones does not look for this, and
he will be in the field with the header
inside of ten days, heading and thresh
ing. The Jones farms are fast gaining a
reputation for heavy producers, and this
year they will turn out much heavier
than they did last season. A field of
160 acres of hybrid 128 on the Lucas
place also stands to produce well, it
having developed into a good crop des
pite the bad weather conditons in the
spring. Mr. Jones did not venture
statement as to what he expected this
field to yield, but it looks good for 25
bushels or better.
About 400 acres of summer fallow on
the home place is kept In perfect shape
and will be seeded this fall, seeding
commencing after the 15th of Septem
ber. Mr. Jones believes in early plow
ing and early seeding and he follows
this rule consistently. It is very notice
able that the big field on the Lucas
place is entirely free from weeds, and
the grain has not been affected by either
frost or drouth.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cohn are now
nicely domiciled in the residence of Mrs.
Carrie Vaughn on Gale street, having
arrived in the city the end of the week.
Mr. Cohn was accused some two weeks
ago of committing matrimony, the wed
ding having occurred in The Dalles, and
the bride being Miss Helen Ames, a
niece of Mrs. B. R. Patterson of this
city, but the fact could not be definitely
affirmed until his arrival with Mrs. Cohn
on Thursday last from Portland. Mrs.
Cohn was formerly a teacher in the
Heppner schools, at which time she and
Mr. Cohn became acquainted. The young
people have been receiving the congrat
ulations of their many friends in this
city since their arrival.
Former Citizens of Morrow Coaaty Hold
Sixteenth Anaaal 4th of July Reanloa
to Recall Old-Time Experience. A
Very Happy Occasions-Henry Black
man succeeded by W. B. Potter at
True to form, the ex-residents of Mor
row county living in Portland held their
sixteenth annual reunion in Laureihurst
park July fourth.
Pres. Henry Blackman and a few of
the faithful were on the ground!
promptly at the appointed hour, 10 a. m,
and the final adieus were not all bidden
till the evening sun was low in the west
ern horizon, all feeling that the day had
been all too short and that it return
ia too infrequent. At one o'clock the
crowd had assumed about ita usual pro
portions and the good ladies proceeded
to serve a most bounteous repast, and
after all had partaken well nigh to the
point of distress, the proverbial twelve
basketfnlls were gathered up with a
wish that enough more Morrow eounty-
itea might have been there to have fin
ished the job on the spot. Aside from
a little time devoted to the buainesa of
the association, the afternoon was spent
listening to patriotic and reminiscent
talks and in social intercourse.
A vote of thanks was extended to
Henry Blackman, the retiring president,
who had come all the way from San
Francisco to attend and preside at this
meeting. He was renominated, but as it
has been the custom to elect a new pres
ident each year, he refused the honor
and insisted on respecting the tradition
of former years.
Election of officers to serve the en
suing year resulted as follows: presi
dent, W. B. Potter; vice president, Mrs.
John Hayes; secretary, N. C. Maris;
treasurer, J. W. Becket
It was voted to hold the next reunion
of the association at Laureihurst park,
July 4th, 1923, convening at 10 a. m.
All residents and pioneers of Morrow
county are cordially invited to attend,
and if you cant be present, address a
letter to the secretary at 508, Worcester
Bldg., Portland, Ore.
Will Return to Oregon.
C. A. Repass, formerly of this county,
who has been sojourning in Virginia
and Tennessee for the past couple of
years, writes this paper from Knoxville,
Tenn., that he will leave there in a few
days to return to Oregon. He expecta
to come back to this section of the
staje, where he resided for so many
years, and to which he has become so at
tached that he desires to spend bis re
maining days here.
Takes Out New Combine.
Joe Batty and Chas. Furlong, farmers
of the Eight Mile section took out their
new three-man Holt combine on Mon
day, and will soon begin the harvesting
of their grain crops. Charley remarked
that they were going to use the machine
for cutting hay, intimating thereby that
the crop was not as good as it might be.
However, these gentlemen are going to
get a lot of wheat of good quality, and
there will be some job for the sack sew
er to perform.
R. E. Duncan, Cecil honey man, was
here yesterday disposing of a portion
of his crop. The Cecil section produces
fine honey and Mr. Duncan enjoys the
patronage of a goodly portion of the
Heppner people who are appreciative of
the quality of goods he hands out
Rebekah Lodge Installs
Officers Friday Evening
At the regular meeting of the Rebek
ah s on Friday evening in I. O. O. F. hall,
the following newly elected officers were
installed by the Deputy District Presi
dent: Mrs. Rosa M. Phelps, past grand; Loa
Taylor, noble grand; Lulu Johnson, vice
grand; Lillian Turner, secretary; Pearl
Chidsey, treasurer; Opal Briggs, con
ductor; Alma Devin, warden; Neva C la
bough, inside guardian; Mattie Huston,
outside guardian; Bessie Campbell,
chaplain; Lillian Turner, district deputy
Following installation refreshments
were served and a good social time was
enjoyed by all of the members of the
order who were present at the meeting.
Missionary Furnished With Organ.
At the time of her visit here a few
weeks ago, Mrs. Ida Warnock, who is
a missionary for the Baptist church to
Central America, expressed the need for
a folding organ to be used in her work.
Among her friends here and the mem
bers of the Federated missionary so
ciety, a sura of money sufficient to pur
chase the instrument was raised and
handed to Mrs. Warnock, as well as ad
ditional funds for the purchase of other
things needed for the mission. Mrs.
Warnock writes friends here that she
will leave immediately for her work and
will be absent from the States for a
period of three years. Her work is with
one of the missions in Nicaraugua.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Darbee and
daughter. Miss Gwendolyn, retun.ed
home the past week from their visit to
the old home in New York state and
many other points of interest east of
the Mississippi. They had a fine trip
and enjoyed it greatly. Mr. Darbee
states that times are very lively through
the east and ail lines of industry are
beginning to hum . This seems to be es
pecially true in the building line and
it seems easy for anyone to have work
if they desire it
Notice of Removal.
We have removed our offices
from the Masonic Building to the
rear of the First National Bank
Building and will hereafter be
found in the latter location.