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. PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 39, Number 41. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
INTERSTATE TAXES
Oregon Woolgrowera Clou Annual
Convention, Stale Predatory Ani
mal Bounty Syitem Declared Fail
ure. Officer! Elected.
(Oregonian)
Pendleton, Or., Jan. 29. More than
300 woolgrowers of Oregon today
eloied their 26th annual convention
here, pronounced the moat success
ful ever held, after adopting a strong
legislative programme and outlining
their plans for 1U23.
Among the features of the conven
tion were the decisions voluntarily
to tax each sheep 1 cent at the stock
yards, to carry on the work of the
association, to make uniform con
tracts for shearing at 10 cents a
head, to bring important legislation
before the state legislative body, and
reaffirming the position taken by the
national association on the same sub
ject, including "truth in fabric" leg
islation, and predatory animal work.
Fred W. Falconer President.
Fred W. Falconer of Pendleton,
the largest individual owner of sheep
in Oregon, who 20 years ago was a
sheepherder, was elected president,
K. G. Warner of Pilot Rock, Fred
Herrln of Ashland and J. W. Fisher
of Shaniko were elected vice-presidents,
and President Falconer an
nounced the reappointment of Mac
Hoke as secretary-treasurer.
Jay 11. Dobbin, for years a leader
in the association and for the last
three years president, asked that he
be relieved from further service. Old
records of the association, produced
for the first time today, snowed that
in 1U11 Mr. Dobbin was president of
the organization.
Double Taxation Proteated.
Double taxation of sheep in states,
due to the fact that there is no tax
the head for less than one year and
because many sheepmen run the same
sheep in different states at different
times of year, was protested in a me
morial to the state legislature, which
is asked to enact a law providing for
taxation only for the period of time
the sheep are in the state and calling
for reciprocal relations with adjoin
inr states.
A law to eliminate the nuisance of
wild horses on the range also was
asked by the sheepmen.
A determined effort to have the
state of Oregon pass "truth in fab
ric" legislation will be made by the
woolgrowers. The bill will oe a copy
of the Wyoming act and providos for
the labeling of cloth, or articles of
apimrel containing or purporting to
contain wool, either al' virgin wool,
not less than per :erl lrgin wool,
or no virgin wool. A penalty is pro
vided for violation of the act.
Senate Measure Condemned.
A united stand was taken on the
predatory animal question, in which
it had been alleged that there -as
a split among the woolgrowers. The
first action tnken was to condemn
senate bill No. 41!, which proposes to
eliminate the bounty on coyotes. The
sheepmen contend that this is dis
criminatory legislation and that if
any bounty ir to be repealed, all be
repealed.
The legislative committee's report
which recommended thnt the rjtate,
Instead of the bounty law, provide
$100,000 for the livestock sanitary
bureau so that it can work coopera
tively with the United Slates biolog
ical survey on predatory animal work
was unanimously indorsed.
Bounty System I'nder Ban.
The woolgrowers also have asked
that if the money is provided by
Oregon for the co-operative work the
biological survey expend as much
money in Oregon as is necessary to
control the evil. A resolution of in
dorsement of the biological survey
methods, in preference to the state
bounty system, was unanimously
adopted.
Work of the state extension and
experimental station work In the
states was indorsed unanimously.
That careful consideration of new
regulations on graiing on the na
tional forests be made In regard to
maximum stability of range live
stock business and economic condi
tions of the northwest, by forestry
officials, wns the meaning of anoth
er resolution which also indorsed the
"bedding out" systems and asked for
an appropriation from congress to
the bureau of animal industry suffi
cient to enable the officials to aid In
stamping out sheep scabies in the
northwest.
Tariff Resolutions Adopted.
The following resolution was adopt'
ed on the tariff question:
Wheri'ss If the wool Browing Industry I,
to survive In the United States, It is im-
Iterative lhat the tariff on wool shall not
be lower than tna present rale ; ana
Whprpan. Home larir. rlilthiliff manufaC'
turers, jobbers anil n'laitcrs would have
the public believe that the prespnt duty on
wikiI Is lartri' pnoush U Increase the prlre
of a suit of clothe from $f, to 110. where
In reality the increase dues not exceed $1.60
a suit ; be it therefore
Resolved, That we recommend that the
National Wool Growers' association raise
aufliclent funds for the purpose of Inform
Iria the people of the United Slates con
cerning the renl truth In reaard to the
merits of Ihe present tariff law.
Financial Aid Indorsed.
Resolutions Indorsing a speedy
passugs of congressional measures
planned to aid the financial situation
of the wool growers and other live
stock men were adopted.
Indorsement of the state chamber
of commerce development plan was
unanimously voted, the members
nlcdiring their cooperation.
A protest ngainst the proposed rail
road rates which are to become eiroc
tlve February 10, and a request for a
reconsideration, is directed by the
wool growers to the interstate com
merce commission asking thnt tTte
prosent rates for carload lots of wool
in grease, in sacks and bales, be con
tinued. GOVERNMENT CITIZENSHIP
80 per cent of the peoplo do not
understand the system of government
of the United BUtes.
1)0 per cent shirk their own respon
sibilities as citizens,
Paid Adv,
Sarah E. Shipley Is
Called By Death
Sarah Emily Shipley, widow of the
lalte Dr. L. F. Shipley and a respect
ed pioneer of Heppner, died at her
home in this city on Friday, January
26, at the age of 78 years, 4 months
and 3 days, and following an illness
of short duration and the infirmaties
of old age. She was a pioneer resi
dent of Heppner and a woman well
respected by all who knew her, being
of a quiet and retiring disposition, a
good friend and neighbor. Funeral
services were held on Sunday after
noon at the Federated church, Rev.
Harper, Presbyterian minister of Pen
dleton, delivering the funeral dis
course and the remains were laid to
rest at Masonic cemetery beside the
other members of her family that had
gone before.
Sarah Emily Williamson, oldest
child of Joseph and Eliza Cooper
Williamson, was born on a farm in
Washington county, Iowa, a few miles
from Washington City, September
23, 1844, and she continued to live in
her native state until she was about
22 years of age, when she came to Or
egon via New York, the Isthmus of
Panama and San Francisco, settling
first at Portland and then going on
to Salem, where she joined her par
ents who had previously crossed the
plains by ox team. She was married
to Louis F. Shipley, then a medical
student at Willamette University, on
Sept. 9, 1809. With her husband she
lived at Dayton, Hurriaburg and Mon
roe, Oregon. In April, 1H80, Dr. Ship
ley having purchased a band of
horses, the family moved to the trad
ing post of Heppner. Dr. Shipley
was the first graduate practicing phy
sician in this part of the country and
his practice covered a very large
territory from Echo to Monument and
Rltter to Arlington.
Three children were born to this
union: Francis Marion, who died
May 19, 181-2, Jay Williamson, living
at Underwood, Wash., and Charlotte
Scherzinger of Heppner. There are
also three grandchildren, Elwyn F.
Shipley of Portland, Marjory Shipley
of Silverton, and Rachel Scherzinger
of Heppner. besides two brothers,
Frank Williamson of Denio, t)regon,
and Newton N. Williamson, ex-congressman
from this district and now
postmaster at Prineville, Oregon.
At the age of 16 Mrs. Shipley
joined the United Presbyterian
church and held to that faith through
life.
.11 ore Coyote Poison Available.
We have replenished our supply of
pecially processed coyote poison and
will furnish it free of charge to par
ties who are willing to place it out
according to directions. The exper
ience gained in moct of the western
states indicate that the most effective
way of controlling the coyotes is
through poison campaigns. Next year
without doubt this work will be or
ganized and a systematic effort made
to cover the entire territory. Stock
men interested in ridding their
ranges of coyotes should take advan
tage of this opportunity. Complete
directions will be put out with the
poison. C. C. CALKINS.
A chinook wind was reported to
be blowing strong at Hard man this
forenoon, but it passed Heppner up.
Interesting Agricultural Address In
Forenoon With Dutch Luncheon at
Noon. Important Repo. is and
Huslnesa Make Up Program.
Hy C. C. CALKINS, County Aitent.
The Morrow County Farm Bureau
will hold their annual meeting in
the Odd Fellows hall at Heppner on
Saturday, beginning at 10:30. We
are fortunate in being able to secure
P. V. Maris, director of Extension,
from Corvallis, as principal speaker
in the forenoon program. Mr. Maris
has charge of all extension activities
in the state of Oregon, and IB well
versed in the farmers' problems and
farm conditions as they exist today
and he will have a message that ev
ery man interested in farming ought
to plan to hear.
The county agent will review the
high spots In the past year's program
.ind go more into detail as to the pos
sibilities for work during the coming
year which will be made possible
through continued and increased or
ganized effort. Some Important and
interesting reports will be made by
committees and by the executive
committee of the Farm Bureau. Some
Interesting local numbers will be in
cluded in the program and the day
promises to be a busy one, dismiss
ing by throe-thirty and In that way
giving all a chance to transact their
business and get home at a reason
able hour.
The forty-cent luncheon at noon is
being put on by the ladies of the
Christian church and all who desire
are invited to participate.
The farmers are extending a hearty
welcome to all business men of the
town to attend any and all of the
sessions,
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day, Feb. 4.
Ninety percent of all our Impres
sions come through the eye.
Lord's Day morning at oleven
o'clock we will have our monthly
sermon to boys and girls, illustrated
with crayon drawings; subject will
bo "The Sower." Special music will
be a feature, and as a souvenir every
one present will receive the best Life
of Christ ever published. Come and
hear the sermon and got your sou
venir. Bible School, with the line
chorus, and the surprise will open at
ten o'clock under the supervision of
C. C. Calkins.
Tho Juniors, under the leadership
of Mtss Margaret Crawford, will meet
nt 8 p. m., and the Senior Christian
Endeavor Society will meet at 6:!10,
The third sermon of the series on the
Prodigal Son will be preached in the
evening. Come and worship with us,
there Is a seat for you.
LIVINGSTONE,
FILERS 11
MEETING SATURDAY
111CES MOR
ROW ROADS GOOD
Jay W. Shiplely, in conversation
with the editor of this paper the first
of the week, stated that he consid
ered our new macadam roads among
the best that he has traveled over,
and he wishes us to say for him, that
though the road program of the coun
ty may have been criticised, it is go
ing to' come about before long that
what road building the county has
done so far, and the program they
have adopted, will receive commen
dation at the hands of the taxpayers,
and our county court and other road
officials will be rceiving praise in
stead of condemnation.
Mr. Shipley does not speak as a
man lacking In experience. He has
been very intimately engaged in this
work of building permanent roads
for a good many years past, as a
member of the county court in Ska
mania county, Washington. He was
the originator of the idea over there
of bonding the county to the limit
for good roads, believing the only
right policy to be that of making
permanent roads and bridges, and
knowing that it would require money
to do it. His idea seemed to take all
ripht at first, and the bonds were
voted, but when it was time to carry
out the road building program the
people became dissatisfied with Mr.
Shipley and proceeded to recall him.
Then it was that he proceeded to re
call the recall, something not heard
of before, and was successful in win
ning out. A second recall met with
the same fate, and now Mr. Shipley,
since the road program has been
practically completed in his county,
is receiving much praise for the per
sistent work he did in getting good
roads, and could not be beat for a
place on the county court by anyone
in the county.
The work being done here in the
construction of grades, surfacing, and
building bridges is along the line of
what , Mr. Shipley has had to do in
his part of Washington, tho it may
be said that the difficulties there were
harder to overcome than here and
construction was much more of a
problem; the county does not require
the mileage that we do, but it costs
much more per mile for grading be
cause of the contour of the country
and heavy rock work. His people
can now grasp the idea of good roads
and what they mean, as they had
nothing but trails before, and Mr.
Shipley thinks this will be the atti
tude of the Morrow county folks as
the road program nears completion.
Ho was instrumental in securing a
large amount of aid from the gov
ernment in the construction of the
Skamania county roads, and this aid
will also come to Morrow county as
development goes along.
Theoron E. Fell Dies
At Portland Monday
Theoron E. Fell, formerly a resi
dent of this city, and prominent in
business circles here, also one of the
early representatives of Morrow
county in the Oregon legislature, died
at his home in Portland on Monday
after a brief illness, aged 64 years.
He Is survived by his widow, Mary
D. Fell, and one son, Melvin D. Fell,
and tluee brothers, George D., now of
Portland, Dr. J. H., of Prairie City,
Oregon, and Walter P. Fell of Eu
gene, Funeral services were held in
Portland yesterday. Mr. Fell has been
engaged in business at various points
since leaving Heppner, for many
years with the Pendleton Woolen
mills, and more recently with a simi
lar Institution at Portland. For 16
years he was head of a mining com
pany In Alaska.
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of expressing
our thanks and appreciation to all
friends and neighbors who extended
assistance and smypathy to us dur
ing the last Illness, death and burial
of our mother.
J. W. SHIPLEY AND FAMILY.
CHARLOTTE SCHERZINGER
AND FAMILY.
John Cochran, chief coyote klllor of
Morrow county, was in the city yes
j terday from his lone home.
Stealing Their Pet
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Lexington Lodge I. 0.
O.F. Entertains Visitors
R. I,, Benge Presented With Twenty
Five Year Jewel. Other Interest
ing Items From Lexington.
On Thursday evening last Lexing
ton Odd Fellows entertained a num
ber of visitors from neighboring
lodges, representatives being present
from Heppner, lone and Morgan. A
big feature of the evening was the
very excellent supper served, and
this was greatly enjoyed by the visit
ors and the local members. The mem
bers of the order of the county have
been holding these functions at va
rious points, Heppner and lone hav
ing been hosts to the other lodges,
and this was Lexington's turn to en
tertain. Your correspondent is in
formed that the Lexington boys were
right up in the front row and stood
near the head of the class when it
came to putting over the entertain
ment and their hospitality knew no
bounds. During the lodge meeting
the degree work was exemplified, and
a veteran's jewel was presented to
R. L. Benge of Heppner, who has
been a faithful member of Lexing
ton lodge for the past twenty-five
years, S. E. Notson, also a member
of the Lexington lodge for a number
of years, made the presentation
speech, and this was delivered in his
usual happy manner.
On Wednesday of last week the
Christian Endeavor society of the
Congregational church held their an
nual election of officers in the C. E.
room at the church, commencing with
a clam supper at 6 o'clock, at which
between 45 and 50 sat down at long
tables and did full justice to the fine
spread prepared and served by the
ladies. After supper the regular bus
iness meeting was held and the fol
lowing officers elected. Kathleen
Slocum, president; James Walker,
vice president; Margaret Jones, sec
retary; Dale Cutsforth, assistant sec
retary; George Tucker, treasurer. Te
appointment of all committees was
set for Sunday evening at the regular
C. E. service. The remainder of the
evening was spent in playing games.
Revival services were begun at the
Christian church on Sunday evening,
the pastor, L. A. Palmer, doing the
preaching and the singing being led
by Mr, right, of Portland. On Mon
day evening a large delegation of
about 36 people from Heppner, mem
bers of the Christian church and
friends, were present and added their
part in making the services interest
ing on this evening. A special se
lection was rendered by the choir of
the Heppner church. It is announced
that the revival services will con
tinue indefinitely and the church
looks forward to great interest being
created from the presentation of the
gospel by Pastor Palmer.
On Tuesday afternoon from four to
six, the junior choir of the Congre
gational church, which has been do
ing so much this winter to make the
music of the church a pleasure by
their sweet singing, as well as be
ing of so much help during the re
vival services just closed, were en
tertained at a party in the C. E.
rooms by Mesdames Slocum, Ruhl
and McMillan. All report having had
a very pleasant time. The following
were present: Doris Wilcox, Eula
McMillan, Mary Slocum, Freda Mc
Millan, Opal Ray, John P. McMillan
Alfred McMillan, Doratha Gillanders,
Gwendolen Evans, Marie Allison, Har
old Beach, Joyce Bennett, May Gen
try, Laurel Beach, Florence Gammeli,
Clara Van Winkle, Elmer Palmer,
Laurel Ruhl, Bruce Gillanders, Ver
n6n Munkers, Archie Munkers, Ken
neth Gillanders, Floyd Gammeli, Em
met Kuns, Richard Walker.
Rev. J. R. L. Haslam of the Fed
erated church of Heppner, will
preach In Mr. Glllaiuiers' pulpit at
the Congregational church on Sun
day morning, February 4th.
Rev. J. D. Gillanders is spending
the week in Portland.
Mrs. John Carmlchael, who has been
quite 111, is reported to be improving.
The condition of Mrs. Thompson,
who has been very ill for some time,
remains about tho same. A trained
nurse from Portland Is in attendance
and all possible is being done for the
aged lady,
Mrs, Robert Jones and small son
AUTOCA-r&rS.
By C. C. CALKINS, County Agent.
A letter just received by the coun
ty agent from Mr. Mackey, Stste
Pathologist for California, who has
done more work with copper carbon
ate for the control of smut in wheat
than anyone in the United States, in
dicates that one-third of California's
wheat crop will be treated by that
method. Correspondence with the
county agent of Adams county, Wash
ington, indicates that they have 25,-
000 acres of fall seeded wheat treat
ed with copper carbonate and they
expect at leaBt fifty per cent of their
spring wheat will be treated in the
same manner, with a correspondingly
increased acreage treated in that way
the coming year. The county agent
in Douglas county sayB they have
fifty thousand acres of fall wheat
treated with copper carbonate and
that their farmers feel that the ad
vent of the dry treatment will result
in elimination of one of the biggest
gambles in their winter wheat farm
ing system. The county agent in
Spokane county states that they have
20.000 acres of dry treated wheat and
that their results are good. The coun
ty agent of Franklin county states
that a large percentage of their win
ter wheat acreage was treated with
copper carbonate and that they ex
pect that the majority of the spring
wheat acreage will be treated in the
same way provided they can secure
machines with which to make the
treatment.
Reports coming into the county
agents office from all parts of the
county indicate that the copper car
bonate treated wheat is showing up
very well and many farmers are in
dicating their intentions of using the
dry treatment next fall. This is very
encouraging and especially when we
consider that conditions were very
favorable for seeding last fall and
that under ordinary conditions the
difference would be even more notice
able than has been true this past
year.
A recent interview with the county
agen oi uma,.a counvy ana . num-
ber of the leading farmers in that
section indicates that their tests are
showing up extremely favorable and
without doubt dry treatment cam-
paigns will be put on in that
tion this fall.
A note of warning should be sound
ed to all users of copper carbonate
for much of the effectiveness depends
upon the purity of the product and
its fineness. An effort is being made
through the county agent's office in
the various counties to secure for the
farmers the very best grade of this
product. Results so far would in
dicate that with a good grade of cop
per carbonate applied with the ma-
hine so that each kernel is entirely
dusted can be quite safely recom
mended, and this process means not
only the saving of some twenty per
cent of the seed wheat but will in
sure much better stands on an av
erage and therefore greatly increase
yields. What the advent of this
method means to the northwest can
well be summed up in a statement
of the farm crop specialist from Cor
vallis who states that it is the great
est discovery for the wheat farmers
that we have had in many decades.
Morrow county has between twenty
and twenty-five thousand acres of
copper carbonate treated wheat.
Watch these fields.
Silver laced Wyandotte cockerels
for sale; $2 each. Vida Heliker, lone.
spent Tuesday of last week at the
home of Mrs. Runyan.
Mian Mary Duran, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, E, S. Duran, was is a stu
dent at Philomath college, has been
quite 111 with pneumonia.
Mrs. W. II. Gould and daughter,
Miss Willa, spent the past week in
Lexington, guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. S. C. Runyan.
Fred C. Maloy of Morgan has made
several flying trips to Lexington late
ly. E. Nordyke is moving into his resi
dence near the garage,
Charley Brcshears had the misfor
tune to break his arm while cranking
his Ford one day the past week. The
"animal kicked back on him.
Percy Allison will move his shoe
repnlr shop into the building just
recently vacated hy L, Nordyke.
DRY TREATMENT FOR
SMUT GAINING FAVOR
ECONOMIC CONFAB
Speech of Hon. Charles L. McNiry, of
Oregon. In the Senate of the Uni
ted States, Thursday, December 28,
1922.
The Senate, as a Committee of the Whole
had under eon .deration the bill ( H . R.
13374) making appropriations for the Navy
Department and the naval service for the
ftcal year ending June 30, 1924, and for
other purposes.
Mr. McNary. Mr. President, I de
sire to discuss the amendment of the
Senator from Idaho (Mr. Borah) to
the bill which is now before the Sen
ate. In view of the brevity of the re
marks which I shall make, I hope that
no Member of the Senate will ask me
to yield for the purpose of a question.
Mr, President, the man in vie street
would say, if two or more were in
disagreement, the chances are that
a mutual understanding would be
reached if the discordant persons
placed their feet under the same ta
ble and discussed the various factors
that brought about such disagree
ment. By applying the same formula, dis
cord subsisting among the nations
would likely disappear by assembling
an economic conference where world
wide welfare could be discussed and
the nations participating made to un
derstand their mutual dependency
and that national prosperity is found
ed upon mutual sympathy and help
fulness. In my humble opinion, the amend
ment offered by the able Senator
from Idaho (Mr. Borah) is limited to
operate only in the field of interna
tional economics and can not be con
strued to imply any obligation cal
culated to involve any aggressive or
defensive military action, or to en
tangle this Nation in any political
maelstrom. The only charge laid up
on the conference is the duty of con
sidering the economic problems now
confronting the world, followed by
the expression of a hope that some
understanding or arrangement may
be reached providing for the restora
tion of trade and the establishment
of the finances of the world on a sol
id foundation.
I know of no provision of the Con
stitution that would permit the dele
gates at a conference of this charac
ter to obligate our country in re
spect to a reduction or cancellation
of the allied debt, or to consider any
other subject concerning our rela
tions with foreign powers that are
properly the subject of negotiations
by the President and ratification or
rejection by the Senate. Mr, Presi
dent, I am not disturbed nor made to
tremble by the rumblings of the iso-
lationists that at an economic con-1
ference the traditional policies of
our country would be overthrown or
disregarded; nor am I persuaded by
the argument that the best policy for
this country to pursue is to leave the
nations of Europe alone until they
.solvj their own problems which so
greatly concern us. That effort has
been going on in Europe for more
than two years, while this country
has sat supinely by and conditions
have grown steadily worse, until at
this time it appears as though the
whole economic edifice of Europe is
tottering to its fall. The nations en
gaged in the last war have drifted
widely and strangely apart until they
are now on the brink of chaos, and
unless heroic measures are under
taken by them, with the powerful as
sistance of this country, financial
collapse to many will follow, and to
others instability and internal tur
moil will be gathered as the harvest
of dissension.
Mr. President, I can see no analogy
between the commitments contained
in the covenant of the League of Na
tions and the mere effort to discover
the proper economic action the va
rious nations should take in the pres
ent world crisis under the sugges
tion of the Borah amendment. The
plan proposed does not anticipate the
employment of a soulless economic
boycott or retaliation as a means of
its enforcement, nor does it suggest
h use q
nTiv fflRhiond to
. unatab,e condiUong
. . throughout the world
the ecoomic current of
the worId fm the debrU ol hBte and
,; . u ara Vaanit, nnan fua
discord which are keeping open the
wounds of war. This Nation, power
cful and rich, should take as much
interest and display as much concern
to bring about mutual accord among
its debtor nations as does the private
banker manifest in the welfare of
those patrons who have created pe
cuniary obligations in the-institution
of which he is the directing head.
Aloofness should be our national pol
icy when powerful foreign forces
operate to involve us to our peril or
national disadvantage, but such a sit
uation can not grow out of a mere
economic conference unless it is the
desire of the people of this great Re
public, expressed through their Rep
resentatives in the Congress. There
fore I cherish no fear that my coun
try will shift from its assured foun
dation on account of any economic
discussion in which it may choose to
participate.
Mr. President, in a large way the
cruel and unfortunate plight of the
farmer is due to the fact that he is
smothering in a surplus of agricul
tural products. A strong, brisk, for
eign market, such as he is entitled
to enjoy, would lift the farmer from
impending ruin to a position where
he could meet his obligations and
leave him a fair profit for his labor
ious work and his investment. To
this reward he is abundantly entitled.
After a study of the problems of ru
ral credits by the Members of the
Congress representing agricultural
States, Igeislation designed to pro
vide farm credits so that the farmers
may obtain better prices through the
orderly marketing of their products
will soon be brought before either
branch of Congress for consideration.
This legislation has been long de
layed, but is now upon us and should
be speedily enacted into law. But
what is most needed by our farming
population are markets, and these
can be found and will be supplied if
Europe is at rest, stabilized, and its
economic structure made safe and
sound. It will be said thnt rural pro-
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The Passing of Another
Morrow County Pioneer
After a long illness that extended
over many months, Mrs. Roth E.
French passed away at 8 o'clock a.
m., Wednesday, January 31st, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W.
Briggs. in this city, at the advanced
age of 94 years, 10 month and 23
days. Funeral services, conducted
by Rev. W. O. Livingstone, will be
held at the Federated chnrch, Friday,
February 2nd, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Ruth Eleanor, daughter of John
and Elizabeth Glancy, was born in
Clermont county, Ohio, March 8th,
1828. She was one of a family of
eleven children and the last to go.
She was married in 1849 to Asa Da
vis French of Dayton, Ohio. To this
union was born five children, three
sons and two daughters: M. D. La
fayette, John G Millard F., Mrs.
Louella Gurdane and Mrs. Hannah
Briggs. Three of these preceded her,
Mrs. Gurdane losing her life in the
Heppner flood of June 14, 1903; John
C. passed away in Suothern Califor
nia, December 4th, 1910, and M. D. L,
who died at the French farm near
Heppner, June 30th, 1913.
M. F. French of Midvale, Idaho, and
Mrs. Briggs of this city were present
at her death. Besides these) two, she
leaves six grandchildren and eight
great grandchildren.
With her husband and three young
er children, she moved to Oregon in
1880, locating on a farm near Hepp
ner, the eldest son following some
years later. Her husband died in
1891 and since then Mrs. French has
made her home in Heppner most of
the time.
She united with the Christian
church in Ohio, at about the age of
thirteen years and was a charter
member of the First Christian chnrch
of Heppner in which she was a faith
ful member until death.
K. of P. and Pythian.
Sisters Entertained
On Tuesday evening the Knights
of Pythias and Pythian Sisters en
joyed a pleasant social evening at
their castle hall in the Odd Fellows
building. An excellent musical pro
gram, consisting of vocal, piano, vio
lin, and saxophone selections was
rendered and enjoyed by a large and
appreciative audience.
At the close of the program the
guests retired to the dining hall
where refreshments were served by
the committee, after which a pleas
ant social hour was enjoyed.
These monthly social meetings are
pleasant features looked forward to
by the members of these orders, not
onlv for their social benefits but as
factors in strengthening the f inter
nal ties among the members. We
are asked to express the appreciation
of the Knights and Sisters to the
friends who gave their services to
make the evening a success.
By the courtesy of Mr. Fisher an
attractive sign has been placed in
the lobby of Hotel Heppner, stating
the time and meeting place of the
Knights of Pythias, and extending
an invitation to all Knights who
might be in the city to visit Doric
Lodge No. 20,
Jury Finally Secured at Pendleton.
Plea of Defendant to be Shooting
In Self-Defense. Sotry of Fight
Related by Eyewitnesses.
Wednesday's Pendleton Tribune
Eleven witnesses called by the
state were examined yesterday in the
opening of the trial of L. D. Clark,
Helix marshal, charged with second
degree murder for the shooting of
Harry E. Rose, Helix cigar stor man,
October 28, 1922, with Circuit Judge
G. W. Phelps presiding.
A jury was finally secured yester
day morning after the entire day.
Monday, was spent in an effort to
make a selection. The jury is com
posed of John Home, George M. Ma
son, John D. West, I. M. Phipps, Wil
liam J. Boyer, Pauline Denny, Min
nie Mitchell. Etta M. May, Mantha
Wade, Clara Donaldson, Stillman
Dempsey and R. E. Haskett.
Most of the witnesses called yes
terday were eye-witnesses of the fight
and fatal shooting which happened on
a Saturday night in Rose's store at
Helix.
A few of the versions varied slight
lly. but the general story was as fol
lows: Sims Clark, 18 year old son of the
defendant, was in the Rose Cigar
store in the afternoon, and following
some practical joking, the young man
and Rose came to blows, Rose eject
ing him from the place. Soon after,
L. D. Clark, the marshal, entered the
Rose store and asked what the trou
ble was. After some words, Rose
told the marshal that when he want
ed him, he would call for him. Clark
then left but returned later.
Here the trouble started and after
hot words, a free for all fight start
ed. No witness would say who struck
the first blow, but the marshal's bil
ly club flew across the room and
Rose swung a chair. Then the two
men clinched and fought on the floor.
Rose got the better of the elderly man
and was giving him a severe beating
when Clark called for help. After
calling, the marshal shouted that If
he didn't get help he would shoot and
a few seconds later tired two shots,
one of which pierced the breast of
Rose. A few minutes after tho scuf
fle. Rose was dead.
That Rose hud not been drinking
and that Clark did not declare him
under arrest before the fight started
were two outstanding statements of
the witnesses.
Among those called by the state
eye-witnesses were Gall Alspach,
Walter E. t lark, a nephew of the de
fendant; Willard Gritnn, John Heber-
lin, Percy Kelly, Johnny Kupers, Lor-
in O'Gara, Robert Zumwalt and Fred
Oswald. County Coroner J. T. Brown
and Deputy Sheriff Jake Marin both
CLARK MURDER TRIAL
BEGH ON TUESDAY
Saturday's Game Was Speedy and Re
salted in Score of 25 to S In Favor
of Local Basket eers.- Other Good
Games Will Be Schedoled.
Arlington's crack basketball team
journeyed up Willow river Saturday
evening and received a good drubbing
at the hands of Heppner quintet.
The game, plalyed on the pavilion
floor, was a fast one, despite the one
sided score of 255, and the specta
tors received their money's worth.
During about nine-tenths of the
game the ball was in Heppner's ter
ritory, but through the efficient
guarding of EUertson and Josephson
many possbile goals were blocked. In
passing the local boys had tho edge,
and their guarding put an almost im
penetrable wall in front of Arling
ton's basket.
The game was extraordinarily clean
there being but few fouls called, and
the best of spirit was shown by both
teams. Max Rogers, as referee, kept
the game moving and gave entire sat
isfaction. Aiken was high point winner for
Heppner, copping off five field bas
kets. McDuffee came second with
four field and one foal baskets, while
Mather and Anderson scored two and
one respectively. For Arlington, Ba
ker scored three points and Joseph-
son two.
The line-up for the game was:
Heppner: Aiken, f; McDuffee, f;
Anderson, e; Mather, g; Finch, g.
Arlington: Robinson, f; Baker, f;
Josephson, c; Eilertson, g; Marcus, .
Ferguson and Witcraft substituted
for Heppner and Burton brothers for
Arlington.
Clyde Witcraft, manager of Hepp
ner's quintet, arranged a game with
Hardman for last evening, but the
south-enders failed to come in. He
expects to have several good games,
and is trying to get the Columbia
University team of Portland for a
series of games in this territory.
Smoker is Called Off.
The American Legion smoker billed
to take place at the exhibit pavilion
on Saturday evening, has been called
off owing to injuries received by Joe
Marcus, one of the participants in
the leading event on the program.
While engaged in playing basketball
here last Saturday with the Arlington
team, Mr. Marcus recevied injuries
to one of his hands that made il
doubtful if he could appear at the
smoker in his engagement with Geo.
Welch of Walla Walla, so the Legion
boys will postpone their smoker un
til a future date.
National Woolgrowers
Meeting Was Success
Local men returning from the Na
tional Woolgrowers meeting held at
Spokane January 24, 25 and 26, re
port that they had a great meeting
and that their only regret is that
more of the local men could not have
attended. The program was well fill
ed with addresses and the considera
tion of many subjects vital to the
wool industry and every man attend
ing felt like he had received many
times the cost of the trip.
The national meeting has been held
in the past at Salt Lake City but it
was changed to Spokane this year to
accomodate many of the western men
and the officers of the association
were well pleased with the represen
tation from all parts of the country.
Spokane certainly entertained the
sheep men royally and such men as
E. J. Hagenbarth, president of the
association, left the meeting saying
that this convention was one of the
most pleasant and profitable ever
held.
Over five hundred people attended
their annual banquet which was held
at the Davenport hotel on Thursday
evening and all of the sessions were
ttended by from one hundred and
fifty to two hundred and fifty dele
gates. Those attending from Morrow
county were Jack and Will Hynd,
George Krebs, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Mahoney, Joe Hayes, Frank Monahan
and C. C. Calkins.
E. S. Miller of Lexington was a
visitor in this city today. Mr. Mil
ler is running the Jackson place near
Lexington and states that he has fine
prospects for a crop the coming sea
son. STRAYED -From my pasture about
Jan. 20th, one bay mare, age 8 years,
weight about 1200; mane was roach
ed last Sept. Branded circle 3 on
left shoulder. Notify C. N. Jonea,
Heppner; Phone 29F51.
identified the gun which killed Roue,
and told of their part following the
shooting when they went to Helix.
Attorneys for the state and defense
made their opening arguments yester
day morning.
District Attorney Keator reviewed
the ca?e which the state will present,
in brief time, and told tie jury that
the state would prov Clark guilty of
murder.
Attorney Will M. Peterson for the
defense tOid the jury thnt it would be
proved that Clark acted in good faith
as an officer and that he shot in self
defense.
Clark, who is over t ytnrs of sije,
and a native of Umatilla county, has
be n a deputy sheriff for years under
Til Taylor, W R. Taylor :.nd Zouth
Houser, and has been for the past
three years marshal of Helix, t!m at
torney told the jury. Attorney Peter
son further said that the dfenie
wculd show that Rose was under the
influence of liquor before the fight.
The defendant jtat with his wife
and baby, and with his brother, Ed
ward Chirk, an attorney of Dayton,
Washing-ton, between bU attorney",
Mr. Peterson and A. C. Melntyi of
Helix. His entire family of 11 chil
dren is attending the trial.
The courtroom was packed y"i ter
day and many of the HWix citizen
are listening U the presentation of
evidence.
More than two more day ars ev
pctid to complete tSe trial.