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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 1922.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Volume 39, Number 23.
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Gentry Field U Being Put In Shape
for Coming; Heppner Ronnd-Up.
Committee Announce! Liberal Cuh
Penante being displayed on the
windshields of automobiles announce
the dates for the Heppner Rodeo for
September 28, 29 and SO, and we are
Informed that practically all the ne
eessary work of preparing the
grounds at Gentry field has been
done. The bleachers will be put In
and there are yet a few minor details
to be worked out there, when the
committee will have everything in
A fine lot of stock is being lined
up for the various events and a great
program is being worked out. It Is
fully expected that many of the best
horses from the Pendleton Round-Up
will be at the Heppner Rodeo and
three days of fine entertainment is
looked forward to. Plenty of Rodeo
money is to be issued to be used in
the events each evening and Happy
Canyon at Pendleton will be put in
For the track events, the committee
has hung the following cash prices:
Bucking contest, $60, 140, $20 on
Relay races, $60, $40, $20 on finals.
Cowboy races, $15, $5 each day.
Steer roping, $40, $20, $10 on finals.
Bull riding, $7.60, $2.(0 each day.
Calf roping, $7.50, $2.50 each day.
Boys pony race, $7.60, $2.50 each
Girls pony race, $7.50, $2.60 each
Mule riding, $7.50, $2.50 each day.
One-half mile thoroughbred race,
$15, $5 each day.
One-half mile saddlehorse race, $10,
$6 each day.
One-quarter mile horse race, $10,
$5 each day.
A email entrance fee will be charg
ed on all running races, fees to be
added to purse.
Friday, September 29, is to be
"School Children's Day" at the rodeo,
and the committee extends a special
invitatoin to all the school children
of this and adjoining counties; they
will be admitted free.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day, September It.
What is needed for the present in
ternational unrest is the life of
Christ in men, for religion is but the
.UU-ai Christ in .men's souls, .An Or
egon dally aays editorially, "The
world will be surprised to finally
learn that the remedy for all her
troubles will be found in the writings
of four obscure men, Matthew, Mark,
Luke and John." We must move this
week, and from now on wilt worship
in the Odd Fellows hall, until the
new church Is finished. Same services
at the same hours: Bible school 10
a. m., preaching and communion at
11, Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. and
song service and preaching at 8. We
have a comfortable seat and a cor
dial welcome for you.
, Round-Up committee wants bids on
concession at Round-Up grounds for
three days. Bids to be submitted to
C. W. McNamer, Heppner.
While In the city for a few days,
I am offering the remaining property
of the Borg estate at a very low
price, and on easy terms.
Grant Olden was In Heppner for a
short time on Wednesday from his
farm near Fairview.
Salem, Sept 25-30
A wealth of Agricultural displays.
Greatest livestock show in northwest.
Splendid machinery and tractor exhibit
Excellent races, and high class amusements.
Best of camping and parking grounds.
Excursiori rates on all railroad lines
For particulars write .
A. H. LEA, Manager, Salem, Oregon
Mr. Mason Will Raise
Seed Wheat Exclusively
Frank Mason, who farms out west
of Lexington, has concluded to de
vote his time hereafter to the produc
tion of seed wheat, and to that end
will seed 400 acres of prime summer-
fallow to a clean strain of Turkey
M fall. Ha exnecta to bee-in
seeding Just as soon as a good rain
comes, though ho is convinced that
the greater portion of his summerfal
low is in shape to receive the seed
right now. Mr. Mason disposed of
the most of his grain raised this sea
son for seed and states that he could
have disposed of hundreds of sacks
more had he produced the grain. He
is devoting his energies to producing
Turkey red as there is a strong de
mand for this class of wheat in Mor
row county. He ia gaining a reputa
tion for producing good, clean seed
wheat of straight varieties, and the
demand is strong here for certified
Mr. Barratt Makes 1300
Mile Tour of Highways
Commissioner W. B. Barratt and
family returned on Thursday- last
from their vacation trip, the com
missioner taking his family along
with him on a journey of both pleas
ure and business. He had been over
a large portion of the state highways
in company with Commissioners
Booth and Yeon in the early part of
July, but there were yet many other
miles of the roada coming under the
jurisdiction of the state highway de
partment that he had not visited and
he took time to do so while his fam
ily were desiring their summer out
ing. In the trip Mr. Barratt covered
something like 1300 miles, going from
Heppner to Condon, then to Fossil,
Prineville, Redmond, Bend, Crater
Lake, the Pacific highway and part of
the Roosevelt highway that took him
nearly to the California line, and
then back to Portland, where he at
tended the August meeting of the
commission last week. He desired to
make a visit to the McKenzie high
way also, but was prevented from do
ing this on account of construction
work by the government and the road
is closed to the public.
In the main Mr. Barratt found good
roads to travel on and he encountered
much construction work. The trip
gives him a lot of knowledge he de
sired touching the roads that he had
not yet been over, and the outing was
greatly enjoyed by himself and fam
' Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Severance of
Banks, Oregon, have been spending
the past week visiting with relatives
and friends in Morrow county, the
most of the time at the home of their
daughter, Mrs. Roy Campbell, near
Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Severance
were residents of this county for
twenty years, disposing of their prop
erty in Burton valley, south of Hard
man a few years ago and going to the
Willamette valley, where they are
nicely situated. They were accom
panied on the trip to Morrow county
bv Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Leach, of
Francesville, Ind., who have been vis
iting with them for some time past.
Mr. Leach Is a brother-in-law of Mr.
Sevorance, and when he is at home
he follows the profession of veterin
ary surgeon. He expressed himself
as quite favorably impressed with the
Oregon country. The party leave to
day on their return trip to Banks.
Mrs. Newt King of lone was
brought to Hepner on Thursday last
and taken to the Moore hospital
where she underwent an operation
for appendicitis at the hands of Dr.
Walker of lone and Dr. Chick of this
city. She is reported to be getting
along well at present,
Local Men'a Organization to Hold In
itial Fall Meeting Monday Evening.
Topic for Discussion to Be "The
The first meeting of the Brother
hood is scheduled for next Monday
evening at Hotel Patrick, where the
usual luncheon will be had and an
interesting program rendered. The
subject for discussion will be the
strike situation and will be presented
by W. O. Livingstone and Chaa. Bar
low as principals. Besides this other
numbers on the program will be of
a musical and literary nature.
This being the first of- the aenes
of monthly meetings of the Brother
hood for the year, it is hoped that
there will be a generous response
to the demands of the ticket seller,
and that a very large number of the
reoresentative men of the city will
be in attendance in order to start off
the year with a good membership.
John Wiidenan, who has been suf
fering for several months with a se
vere attack of rheumatism, left for
Hot Lake on Friday to take treat
ment for the trouble. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Wiidenan.
Newsy Notes from Cecil
John Krebs sat dreaming over the
embers of his camp fire in the moun
tains a few nights ago. Sleep at last
overcame him. All went well till he
was aroused by a terrific heat and
smoke and behold! before he could
snatch his clothes they were burned
to a cinder. John conquered the fire
and then fled to his friend, Phil
Brady's camp, (found him snornig)
and helped himself to some clothing,
returning to his own camp. We have
been told Phil later that night, also
went through the same trouble that
John did and was without clothing
till he also visited his next neighbor's
camp. Katner tunny Jonn man i leu
Phil of his trouble nor Phil didn't
tell John. Yet the news got out.
A large party of young people
from the Cecil district thoroughly en
joyed themselves at the Harvest
dance at lone on Saturday night, but
we only wish they hadn't sung "We
won't go home till morning" in such
a high key, because all the dogs and
cats joined In the chorus and, oh,
boysl the results were h Ish.
Mr .nil Mra J fTardeitv and fam
ily and also E. B. Gorton of Morgan
were visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. J. Streeter on Sunday. Mr.
Gorton had heard so many good
things said about Cecil that he felt
obliged to call in person to verify
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hynd and
children of the Pines, Ukiah and W.
G. and David Hynd of Sand Hollow,
spent Sunday and Monday visiting
their friends in Sunny Cecil and also
taking in all tha improvements at
Hynd Bros, ranch at Butterby Flats.
State Highway Commissioner W. B.
Barratt, wife, daughters and friend,
Mr. Johnson of Portland, made a
short visit at Butterby Flats on
Thursday on their way home to Hepp
ner, after having a delightful trip
touring through Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Farnrworth and
family, who have been spending sev
eral weeks in the Hood Iiiver district,
returned to their ranch near Rhea
Siding, all feeling much improved in
health by their outing.
Gene Logan of The Willows and
Sydney Wilmot of Portland arrived
in Cecil on Saturday and are having
the time of their lives in rediscover
ing Morrow county before leaving for
Mrs. Zenneth Logan left Cecil on
Saturday with two of her brothers
and their families from Yakima, for
Helix, Ore., where they will all visit
another brother, E. Mason, for several
Miss Violet Medford of Canby ar
rived at Strawberry ranch on Wed-
nsday in readiness to open the Rhea
Siding school where she will teach
for the coming terms.
Robert Lowe and his radio which
he has almost completed spent Thurs
day at Highview, the home of Elvin
Miller, where Robert introduced his
friend to his radio.
Mesdames E. R. Lundell and J. E.
Swanaon of lone have been visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Lundell at Rhea Siding for several
days the past week.
b rover Curtiss of Khea left on
Thursday for The Grand Dalles, Wn.
where he will visit with his parents
before leaving for a tour through the
A. Henriksen has sold the west half
of his Willow Creek ranch to W
Chandler of Lebanon, Or. Particulars
not on hand at time of writing.
Miss Pat Mnhoney left on the local
on Saturday for Heppner after ruS'
ticating at the residence of the "May'
or" for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Van Schoiack
of Cottage Grove who have been vis'
iting at The Last Camp left on Sat
urday for Arlington.
Clifford Henriksen who has been
visiting friends in Portland and other
points returned to Willow Creek
ranch on Saturday.
Misses Zella and Relta Kelly of
Parkdale were the week-end guests
of Mr, and Mrs. Geo. Krebs at The
Misses A. C. and M. H. Lowe of The
Highway House visited with Mr. and
Mm. Phil Brady at Athlone Cottage
Miss Violet M. Hynd of Butterby
Flats was the week-end guest of Miss
Mildred Henriksen at Strawberry
Mrs. Davidson and friend, Miss Mc-
Clough, of Hood River", were callers
on friends near Cecil on Thursday.
Walter Pope loft Cecil on Thursday
for a trip on the Columbia highway.
Johann Troedson of Ella was a bus'
Iness visitor in Cecil on Monday.
Mrs. E. E. Adkins Dies
On Way to Portland
Wife of Edward E. Adkina Was A
Native of Grant County and
A Pioneer Daughter.
Following an illness of long stand
ing, Mrs. E. E. Adkins, who was being
taken to Portland for medical treat
ment, died on last Saturday morning
on the train before reaching lone.
For months she had been suffering
from an ailment which caused her
great pain, and early in the year she
had spent a month or two in Port
land, where the best of medical at
tention was given her but the ailment
was not overcome. Failing very rap
idly the past few weeks, it was final
ly decided to take her to Portland
again, but the disease had progresed
too far and death came to her relief
shortly after being placed on the
train Saturday morning.
Clara Luella Brown was born at
Monument, Oregon, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown, pioneer
residents of that section. She was
married on July 3, 1907 at Heppner
to Edward Elmer Adkins and to them
twp children were bron, Delviir, aged
13 and Mary Elinor, aged 5, who, with
the husband, are left to mourn the
loss of a loving wife and mother. At
the time of her death Mrs. Adkins
was aged 34 yeara, 11 months and 28
days, and her funeral occurred on her
35th birthday. Of her own family
there survive her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown of Melba,
Idaho, two brothers, Oliver Brown of
Huntington and Oscar Brown of Port
land, and three sisters, Mrs. Violet
Matlock of Melba, Idaho, Mrs. J. E.
Ehrlick and Mrs. Arthur Stimpson
of Portland, all being present at the
Funeral services were held on Mon
day forenoon at the Federated
church, Rev. Storms preaching the
sermon, and burial was in Masonic
cemetery under the auspices of San
Souci Rebekah lodge of this city of
which the deceased was a member.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to our many friends and
neighbors who so kindly assisted us
during our recent bereavement, and
for hte many beautiful floral offer
ings. EDWARD E. ADKINS
Knights of Pythias Will
Hold District Convention
The K. of P. lodges of the district
composed of Morrow, Gilliam and
Wheeler counties will hold a district
convention at Condon on Tuesday,
September 12. A number of the grand
officers of the state will be at this
gathernig and it is anticipated that
all the lodges in the district will be
represented. Doric Lodge No. 20, of
Heppner is planning to send over a
strong delegation of several auto
loads and about twenty will go from
this city, according to present pros
pects. These conventions are the means
of stirring up a lot of interest in the
lodge work, and it is expected that
this will be the best one so far held
in this district.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston, Miss
Elizabeth Huston and Mrs. Fuller and
daughter, Miss Lenore Fuller, depart
ed the first of the week for Wallowa,
Oregon. Mrs. Fuller and daughter
were visitors during the past week at
the Huston home in this city and
were returning to their home in Wal
lowa. She is a sister of Mrs. Huston.
The Hustons will return home after
week of outing in the beautiful
Tom Boylen shipped out from the
local yards Monday 13 doubledeck
cars of sheep, some 4600 head, deliv
ered to him here by Minor & Thomp
son, C. A. Minor and Ellis Minor.
They go to Idaho, where the feeders
will be placed on range and the mut
ton stuff forwarded to the Chicago
market. We understand that Mr.
Boylen has made other purchases
from the sheepmen here, which will
be delivered later.
Al Henriksen of Cecil has disposed
of 370 acres of his home place near
Cecil to W. H. Chandler, of Lebanon,
taking in exchange therefor the farm
of Mr. Chandler near Lebanon, which
is said to be one of the best improved
places of that vicinity. Mr. Chandler
expects to take immediate possession
of the ranch at Cecil and become a
citizen of Morrow county.
R. H. Baldock, district engineer of
the state highway department, with
headquarters at La Grande, passed
through Heppner on Friday to view
the work now under way on the Gill
iam county end of the Oregon-Washington
highway. He was accompanied
by Assistant Chief Engineer Kelly of
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Borg arrived
on Monday from Missoula, Mont., and
will spend a week or so visiting with
relatives in this city. They expect
to visit Portland and the coast before
reutrning home. Mr. Borg states that
business conditions are greatly im
proved in Montana this year.
Henry E. Warren, aged Civil War
veteran of Hardman, had the misfor
tune to slip and fall while entering
his home on Monday, with the result
that his left arm was broken between
the elbow and shoulder. Dr. Gaunt
was called from Condon to wait on
George McMillan, extensive wheat
grower of Lexington, was doing busi'
ness in this city yesterday. He states
that a good big ruin would be proper
now to put the summcrfallow in
shape for the fall seeding. Harvest is
practically over in his section.
R.W. Brown, who resides near lone,
brought his daughter, Miss Hazel, to
to the hospital at Hoppner yesterday
afternoon. Miss Brown was suffer
ing from a severe attack of appendi
citis and was immediately operated
Change Farming System
To Control Wheat Bunt
Stinking Smut of Wheat May Be
Checked or Eradicated Through ,
Adoption of Proper Methods.
Bunt, or stinking smut of wheat,
the cause of great erop losses in Ore
gon and other states, may be eontrol
ed or completely eradicated through
planting resistant or immune variet
ies rapidly being developed, it ia re
ported by Horace Woolman, field
agent, office of cereal investigations,
United States Department of Agri
culture. Wheat bunt ean be controlled only
by an entire ehange in the system of
farming or by production of resistant
varieties, the Oregon Agricultural ex
periment station believes. Rapid pro
gress ia being made by the station
and it is the belief of the specialists
that it will be but a short time before
all the susceptible varieties of wheat
grown in Oregon can be replaced by
immune or highly resistant onea hav
ing all other desirable qualities.
Rusts, Hessian fly, chinch bugs,
and other enemiea have from time to
time eaused immense losses, but the
bunt baa steadily taken its toll in
all parts of Oregon where wheat is
grown. Farmers of Oregon lose thou
sands of dollars from the treatment
of seed for bunt because of seed kill
ed or injured by treatment. Losses
do to treatment ean be avoided by
sowing clean, plump seed which has
been fanned and removing all for
eign matter, including smut balls, and
most of the cracked and injured ker
nels. "Treatment of seed by the blue-stone-lime
method is important," says
Mr. Woolman. "This solution is made
of 1 pound of bluestone mixed with 6
to 10 gallons of water. Dip the seed
5 minutes, drain 16 minutes, and dip
in milk of lime 1 pound of lime to
10 gallons of water. The stronger
solution is advisable only when seed
is sown in bunt-infested soil. Blue
stone treated seed should be washed.
Treatment by seed aolution of 1 pint
of commercial formaldehyde solution
to 40 to 50 gallons of water is effec
tive. Dip 3 to 5 minutes, drain, and
plant within 4 hours in soil suffi
ciently moist for prompt growth.
Good results with formaldehyde
treated seed can be obtained by treat
ing the seed one day and sowing it
Rainfall at Heppner
Below Normal for Year
Fnank Gilliam, local weather man,
reports the total rainfall for Heppner
for the year September 1, 1921 to
September 1, 1922, to be 11.93 inches.
This is below normal for this place,
which is 14 inches. The report as
given below shows the rainfall for
each month, and July was absolutely
September, 1921, .95; October, 1921,
1.03; November, 1921, 3.19; December,
1921, .28; January, 1922, .84; Febru
ary, 1922, 1.10; March, 1922, 1.13;
April, 1922, 1.06; May, 1922, .22;
June, 1922, 1.43; July, 1922, .00; Aug
ust, 1922, .72. Total for year, 11.93.
on for relief from the trouble.
The home, of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
McDevitt, of the Gurdane section was
totally destroyed by fire last Thurs
day morning, together with all its
contents. There waa no insurance.
Albert Bowker was arraigned be
fore Justice Cornett on Tuesday on
a charge of having liquor in hia pos
session. The case was dismissed be
cause of lack of evidence.
Miss Ruth Anderson, who has been
a guest at the home of Mr, and Mrs.
C. C. Calkins in this city for the past
three weeks, departed yesterday for
her home at Moro.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Morgan of lone
were in the city for a short time on
Wednesday, and this office acknowled
ges a very pleasant call from them.
H. W. Oliver, in charge of rock
work for Morrow county for the past
year or so, has moved his family to
Heppner to reside for the winter.
SEPTEMBER BARGAIN SALE-
60 per cent discount on all jewelry,
Yourex sliverware, China and cut
glass. Cash talks. HAYLOR.
Jake Wells returned home the fore
part of the week from Weiser, Idaho,
where he was called to attend to bus
A license to wed was issued on Fri
day last by Clerk Waters to Edward
Reitmann and Miss Ruth Van Vactor,
both of lone.
Miss Mary Duran of Leixngton was
brought to the Moore hospital in this
city on Sunday to receive medical
For Rent, Sale or Trade 440-acre
farm, 6 miles southeast Heppner. Can
give possession Oct. 1, Wm. Soukup,
Ray Rogers returned home
Thursday last after spending a couple
of weeks at Portland and coast
HOGS FOR SALE Brood sows and
gilts; sows with pigs; shoats and
pigs. W. Harold Mason, lone. Or. tf.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Copenhaver are
arranging to move to Salem, where
they expect to reside for the winter.
Willie Howard and Ed Neil, Butter
creek ranchmen, were doing business
in this city on Tuesday.
Ed Kellogg, who runs a dairy farm
on Rhea creek, was a business visitor
in the city Saturday.
Guy Huston and family cf Eight
Mile were in Heppnor for a sl.oit
time on Tuesday.
FOR SALE Blue Damson plums at
Cleveland ranch 4 miles east of Hepp
ner. Bring boxes.
School books are cash. Mail orders
will be sent C. O. D. Humphreys
Drug Co. Adv.
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Bedsaul of Hard
man were visitors in this city on Tu
esday. I do plain sewing. Mrs. A. M. Bed
well, O, W. R. & N. section house. 4t.
Slightly used victrola at a special
price. Harwood Jewelry Store. tf.
During September your 50c Is
worth a $1.00 at Haylor'a.
All New Teachers in High School, Ex
cept One. Building Haa Been
Thoroughly Renovated Large At
tendance in Prospect.
That there will be a very large at
tendance in the Heppner schools,
both grades and high school, seems
now assured, and the prospects are
bright for an Initial enrollment with
the opening day, Monday, September
11th, according to Superintendent E.
H. Hedrick, who has been on the
g-ound for the past two weeks and
busily engaged in getting everything
in readiness. Renovating and repairs
of school building have been on the
way and now practically completed,
in which work the superintnedent has
had the efficient assistance and coop
eration of Wm. Driscoll, janitor.
With the exception of the music
instructor, Mrs. Bernice Hopper, the
high school force and superintendent
are new to the system this year. Prof.
Hedrick, who was superintendent of
Central Point schools last year, is a
graduate of the University of Ore
gon, where he took additional in
struction in the summer school this
summer and comes to our schools
well prepared for the work he will
have in hand.
Irving Mather, the new principal,
ia a graduate of the Oregon Agricul
tural college and taught last year at
Beaverton. Mr. Mather ii a young
man of splendid preparation and suc
cessful experience as a high school
instructor. He will have charge of
science, mathematics and athletics.
Miss Johnnie Fleet, of the Univer
sity of Missouri, and with experience
in the high school at that place, will
have charge of the English depart
Miss Janet Frazier, graduate of the
University of Oregon is the new his
tory and civics teacher. Miss Frazier
held a like position in the schools of
Marshfield last year.
In the home economics department,
ias Harriett Chambers, from the
Oregon Agricultural college, will suc
ceed Miss Rita Norria.
In the grades, two new teachers
have been elected. They are Mr. B.
R. Finch for the 8th grade and Mrs.
B. R. Finch for the 5th grade. Mr.
Finch was principal last year of the
grade school at Jacksonville. Mrs.
Finch is a graduate of the Oregon
State Normal and haa taught in the
city schools of Eugene and elsewhere.
Other teachers, re-elected from last
year are Miss Gladya Turner, Mis
Addie O. Quesinberry, Mrs. Opal
E. Clark, Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, Miss
Blanche Fahy and Mrs. Edna Turner.
In conformity with the new policy
adopted by the board, some readjust
ments in the course of study and or
ganization will be effected. The op
portunity room has been dropped and
these pupils will be assigned to the
regular grades. The departmental
scheme of conducting the three upper
grades will, in all probability, be dis
continued and each teacher held re'
sponsible for the conduct of her own
room, with the exception of music,
and possibly penmanship and art.
The state course of study has been
rewritten this year and some changes
have been made. Pupils have been ad
vised not to purchase their books un
til they have been given the correct
list by the teacher.
Pupils who will be six years of age
on or before January 1st, 1923, will be
received, providing they are physic
ally strong and able to do the work.
Parents of such children who contem
plate sending them this year are urg
ed to start them at the opening of
school as no first year classes will
be organized after school has once
Mr. Hedrick may be found at the
school building any day this week
and will be glad to meet any pupils
or parents, desiring to talk over the
Those Were History
Making Days on Range
There are many yet residing in
Heppner who doubtlessly recall the
excitement created here when the re
port of the battle, as related to the
editor of the column under the head
ing of "Those Who Come and Go" in
the Oregonian, reached our city. The
incident occurred in the history-making
days of the range in Grant coun
ty, when trouble between cattlemen
and sheepmen was of more common
occurence than it has been for sev
eral years past. The Oregonian ac
count is as follows:
One of the most exciting battles
between cattlemen and sheepmen in
eastern Oregon centered around
about 5000 sheep owned by Emmet
Cochran, who is registered at the
Imperial from Heppner. It was years
ago that the battle was staged, but
the old-timers still talk about it when
discussing range wars. Cochran want
ed to move his bands across the range
into the Malheur country and the cat
tlemen objected because they consid
ered that the sheep would destroy the
range. Cochran picked out a couple
of good men to accompany him, fel
lows who knew how to handle a gun,
and started. All went well for awhile
until one day Cochran heard a couple
of rifle shots. A band of 12 cattle
men were bushwhacking Cochran and
his two herders. Cochran shot at one
of the attacking party putting a bul
let through the hand that was hold
ing a rifle, and the bullet smashed
the rifle in two. One of the herders
took a shot at a head cautiously peer
ing behind a tree and almost blew the
brains out. The third herder, refus
ing to seek shelter of the rocks, stood
in the open and blazed away. The
battle was hot while it lasted and re
sulted in the three sheepmen routing
the dozen cattlemen. After this Coch
ran went to Canyon City and friends
advised him to get out. "The only
way they'll get me out ia feet first,"
Alfalfa Hay Selling at $10
in Stack on Butter Creek
Several large sales of alfalfa were
made this week by Butter creek pro
ducers, states the Echo News. Sloan
Thomson sold his entire erop to
James Johnaon of John Day, for $10
a ton in tha stack, October measure
ment. Johnson will bring in cattle
this fall and feed on the Thomson
Allen Thomson also sold bis entire
crop to James Carty of Juniper, on
the same terms. Carty will feed the
hay to his sheep thia winter.
Othera who are reported to have
disposed of their crops are Otis Mc
carty, who sold to Antone Vey, and
Richarda Bros., who sold their hay
some time ago. Elmer Gambia haa
sold his crop to a Portland firm which
will bring stock to feed during the
winter. The Jake Bowman hay haa
been bought by the Kilkenny ranch,
and the Foley erop has also been sold
to stockmen for feeding.
Will Hold Community
Auction Sale at Heppner
Ed Keller desires this paper to an
nounce that there will be a big com
munity auction sale at Heppner, of
which he ia to be the conductor, on
Saturday, September 23rd. At thia
time there will be a great many ar
ticles of household goods and farm
ing implements up for disposal, a
well aa numerous head of stock, and
Ed states that anything from looking
glasses to bedsteads and eats to
bands of sheep will be taken on, the
sale being open to anyone who has
anything they desire to get rid of.
This is an initial sale of this sort.
and Mr. Keller ia going to try to make
it so interesting that the community
auction sale will hereafter become a
fixture at Heppner, there having been
considerable demand for this express
ed of late. He hopes to be able to
make a full announcement by next is
sue of the stuff to be offered at this
sale. Keep the date in mind.
Failed to Put Out Camp
Fire Is Assessed Fine
Robert E. Perlig appeared before
Justice Cornett at the court house
on Friday, upon complaint lodged
against him by the forest service,
and plead guilty to leaving a fire
in the forest in tha Ditch creek sec
tion. Upon being assured that it was
his fire that the forest officials were
complaining of, Mr. Perlig promptly
entered hia plea of guilty and waa ae
iesaed fine of five dollars and costs,
amounting in all to $7.50. Mr. Perlig
thought that he had fully extinguish
ed the camp fire, but he failed to put
out all the embers and a wind spring
ing up caused the fire to start up
again. He was in the mountains on
a deer hunt with other friends.
Mrs. Mike Szepanek and two little
daughters Were in Heppner yesterday
from their farm in North Sand Hol
low. Mr. and Mrs. Szepanek are now
busy putting up a new bungalow,
with full basement and modern fix
tures, which they hope to have finish
ed inside of a few weeks. They are
also enjoying a visit from their son,
Arthur, who has recently come home
from San Francisco. He haa com
pleted his service in the army and
will retire to private life again. He
was stationed on the Hawaiian Is
lands, and expects to return to San
Francisco in about two weeks and go
into business there.
Mrs. W. B. McAlister of Lexington
was taken to the Moore hospital in
this city on Saturday for medical
treatment and at this time is reported
to be much improved.
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FLV. HYSLOP 115
Dry Treatment of Seed Wheat for
Smut Given Farther Recommenda
tion by Professor G. R. Hyslop of
the Oregon Agricultural College.
We have promised Monw county
farmers the latest dope 'en the dry
treatment of wheat and In addition
to the favorable results obtained In
the experimenta last year they will
be just as interested in what author
ities think of it or how they inter
pret the results of last year.
D. E. Stephens of Moro is enthus
iastic about it and thinks it aafo if
properly applied, feeling that it will
give just aa good smut control and
very much better stand.
C. E. Hill of the Waterrille station
in Washington is strong for it when
it ia used properly, their result! hav
ing been most promising.
The county agent wrote Professor
Hyslop of the Farm Crops department
at Corvallis early last month but a
reply was delayed owing to Profes
sor Hyslop's absence from the office
on grain certification work. Hia re
ply will be of interest to Morrow
county farmera inasmuch as he is one
of the ableat grain authorities in tha
state and ia held in high esteem by
our farmera it reads:
"Dear Mr. Calkins: In reply to
yours of August 4th I wish to say
that it came during my rather ex
tended absence on certification work.
I too, have reviewed the results of
the copper carbonate treatment and
believe that it is well worth encour
aging aa extensively aa ia consistent
with the supply of copper carbonate
dust that ean be secured at price
within reason. There are three pointa
that I would emphasize in connection
"1. That wheat that ia excessively
smutty should not be given the cop
per carbonate treatment. (It should
not be nsed anyway.)
"2. That it should be thoroughly
treated with some sort of dueling
machine that will get it completely
coated without the operator having to
breathe the copper carbonate dust.
"3. That farmers be cautioned not
to sow too much seed aa they will cer
tainly get their stands thick and thia
will be especially true in the dry
part of Morrow county. I would ad
vise good careful treatment with cop
per carbonate with the rate of seed
ing cut down 25 to 30 per cent
"Very truly, .
"G. R. HYSLOP.
It is evident that the amount that
will be seeded with copper carbonate -treated
wheat in Morrow county thia
fall will be the amount of copper car
bonate dust we can locate and the
ability of Gilliam and Bisbee to make
dusting machines. After the sttpply
of copper carbonate now on hand ia
exhausted we are not sure that it ean
be replenished but ean take care of
your needs now. It ia evident that
enough wheat would be saved to pay
for powder and method of treating
even though the rate of seeding waa
reduced only 16 per cent
C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
Christian Church Moves Location.
Because of the fact that the store
building they now occupy will be
used for commercial purposes, the
Christian Church people moved this
week and will worship from now on
in the Odd Fellows ball on Main
street and expect to remain there un
til the completion of their new build
ing. Miss Virginia Currin, who has been
spending some time at the country
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cox, vis
iting with her sister, departed for her
home at Gresham the last of the
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