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Historical Society,
The Gazette-Times
Volume 39, Number 42. . HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 1923.
Officers Are Elected. Urge Attend
ance of Memberi and Lad lei. Res
olution Recommending Withdrawal
From State Organization Adopted.
A very unusual interest was mani
fested by the members of the Mor
row County Farm Bureau in then
annual meeting held in Heppner on
Saturday, this being shown by the
large attendance of members and
their ladies, and I. 0. 0. F. hall was
filled to capacity by people from near
ly every section of the county, and
they were treated to a good program.
The meeting being called at 10:30,
President Turner was gratified to
meet practically a full house, and a
great majority of these remained un
til the adjournment at 3:30.
In the forenoon Paul V. Maris of
the O.A.C. extension department, was
the principal speaker and occupied
the most of the time before the din
ner hour in a very interesting ad
dress In which he pointed out that it
was largely up to the farmers to solve
their own problems; legislation and
acts of cojHiress might be of assist
ance, but could only be taken as tem
porary relief. He strongly favored
the co-operative marketing associa
tions, but admitted that in some in
stances there had been disappoint
ment, but this was only the natural
result when any large undertaking
was inaugurated; it took time to get
them on their feet, and the main
thing for the farmer was staying by
his contract until the job was put
over. Many obstacles had to be met
and overcome, and the speaker
brought out the fact that no under
taking of this nature had been put
over without many difficulties. In
some instances, speaking of the dif
ferent marketing associations with
which he was familiar, Mr. Maris
said association members had failed
in getting the price received by non
members, but the average price had
been better, and the lesser price
could be attributed to the off grade
of the product going through the
hands of the association.
Mr. Maris quoted Kugcne Meyer
and Herbert Hoover as leading men
who were strongly in favor of the co
operative and orderly marketing of
the farmers' products. The plan was
growing and would ultimately be suc
cessful. He also strongly indorsed
the extension work of the Agricultur
al college, but did not spend much
time in talking along this line.
Mr. Maris is a former Heppner boy
that is making good, and he has de
veloped into a fine public speaker as
woti as becoming prominent in his
line of work throughout the state,
all of which fa gratifying to his
many Heppner friends.
Following Mr. Maris, President
Turner appointed a nominating com
mittee and a committee on resolu
tions, and then a recess was taken
for lunch. Dinner had been pre
pared by the Willing Workers of the
Christian church, at the request of
the officers of the Farm Bureau, and
this was served in the dining hall at
the Odd Fellows building, and gen
erously patronized.
The afternoon program was opened
by a short musical program. Mrs. J.
O. Turner furnished a piano solo, Mr.
Turner offered a violin solo and re
sponded to an encore, and Harvey
Miller and Dan Lindsay each sang so
well that they had to answer the call
for more.
President Turner gave a short ad
dress and endorsed all movements for
the betterment of the condition of the
farmers, stating that all our ills were
said to be the outgrowth of three
causes: ignorance, selfishness and
pure cussed ness. He therefore en
dorsed the educational work on behalf
of the farmers as well as the gon
er nl education of the growing man
hood and womanhood of our state.
His remarks were preliminary to the
introduction of County Agent Cal
kins. Agent Calkins rendered a report
of his work for the year, and was
, glnd to note that there had been pro
gress along a number of lines. He
mentioned as improvements made the
more general adoption of early plow
ing and seeding, improved seed va
rieties and the use of certified wheat,
more general control of rodents, tu
bercular tests for dniry cattle, mod
ern methods in handling poultry and
a more general adoption of this prof
itable adjunct to farming.
Some of the things to be urged the
coming year would include the above
and the adoption of the dry treat
ment of wheat for smut on a larger
scale than the past year, though
some 25,000 acres have been seeded
this season to wheat receiving this
treatment; the reduction of the large
number of varieties of wheat to those
that are recommended for this sec
tion of the state by the Moro station
and a continuation of the fight on
predatory animals nnd rodents.
(Continued on Page Six)
Complaint About Wild
Horses Is General One
Herman Oliver, who returned this
week from Pendleton, whore he at
tended a meeting of the Oregon Wool
growers' Association, snys that the
complaint about range horses was
general from all sections of East
ern Oregon, states the Blue Mountain
Eagle of Canyon City. It is cstimnt-,
ed that on the ranges adjacent to the
John Day valley there are at least
1500 wild horses. They are of no
value and during tho yonr destroy
much valuable range. Complaint
from similar conditions . come from
all over this pnrt of the state. How
to dispose of these animals Is be
coming quite a problem. It has been
suggested that they bo killed, canned
and shipped to the Near East as n
food product. Many parts of Europe
and Asia horso meat hns been con
sumed as a regular diet. They can
have all tho horse meat in Grant
Silver laced Wyandotte cockerels
for sale; $2 each, Vlda Ilelikor, lone.
Local Boy Scout Troop
AC. ft ff ft 1
Alter More Members
A national campaign is now on
mong the Boy Scouts to add 100,000
members to that organization by
February 15. The local organization
under the leadership of Scoutmaster
Livingstone is cooperating in this
movement. The quota assigned by
National Headquarters is a twenty
per cent increase in membership for
each troop in the country. Troop
No. 1 of Heppner will strive to get
their entire quota of eight new mem
bers by, or before, that date.
Apropos to this movement the Ore
gon Journal has the following to
say in an editorial of February 8:
The Boy Scouts of America are In
the midst of a nation-wide campaign
for new members. The Portland
council's quota has been fixed at 600.
The drive will end February 15.
The Boy Scout movement is indors
ed by the leading men and women of
the nation. The organization has
proved its effectiveness in training
boys for manly, upright citizenship.
Besides, hundreds of useful things
which boys do not learn at school
are included in scouting. A scout is
taught how to take care of himself
and others in time of danger. He
knows the great outdoors in detail,
and many of nature's secrets are
made familiar to him.
The fact that no Boy Scout who has
passed through the initial stages of
scoutdom ever has been haled before
a juvenile court or other reclamation
agency is a splendid testimonial to
the work being done by the scout
A boy attending a meeting of a
scout troop is far from the road
which leads to a training school and
later to a jail or a penitentiary.
Portland is said to have 12,000 boys
of scout age, yet scarcely more than
2100 of these are reported as scout
members. The campaign under way
deserves the support of every citi
zen. A father could do no higher
service for his boy than to help and
encourage him to become a scout.
C. H. Bartholomew of Pine City,
left the first of the week by auto for
Paso Rob It's, Calif., where Mrs. Bar
tholomew and her mother, Mrs. O. F.
Thomson are at present. At Portland
he was to be joined by Miss Mary
Bartholomew, and the family will
tour California before returning
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer,
who reside a short distance west of
Lexington were in the city Saturday
and attended the meeting of farm
ers at the I. O. O. F. hall.
Heppner Masons Make
Visit to the lone Lodge
Twenty-five members of Heppner
Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., made a
pilgrimage to lone on last evening
for a fraternal visit with lone lodge
No. 120. It was the regular meeting
of the lone Masons and they had work
n the third degree. After the open
ing of lodge and the disposal of bus
iness, the officers of lone lodge vacat
ed their stations to the officers of
Heppner lodge, and the latter put on
the degree work, making a Master
Mnvon of Roy Stender, a young far
mer of that city, following which
ceremony and the closing of lodge,
a big feed was spread and an hour
of social good time and fellowship
The visitors had to face a pretty
bad storm in going to lone, but this
had ail passed by the time to return
hn.e and no particular inconvenience
vas experienced on this account. The
attendance of members of the Hepp
ner and lone lodges would have been
much larger, however, had the storm
delayed its coming for ft few hours.
The revival is still in progress and
the intcrpt is irrowinp. Our song
leader, Kdward Wnuht, was com
pelled to leave us. He was not well
when he came and took suddenly
worse and so left for home on Mon
day. We have secured Taul DeF.
Mortimore whom we believe amply
able to lead the song service, lie
comes very highly recommended as
an enthusiastic leader. Come and
hear him. These services continue
this week and next. Two great ser
vices on Sunday. Great themes are
being discussed every night at 7:30.
You are urged to profit by these ser
vices. E. A. PALMER.
Christian Endeavor Tea
flon't forget tho Christian Endeav
or Tea to be held at Livingstone's on
Wednesday, February 14, from 4 to
R o'clock p. m. The price will be 2fc.
Your patronage Is cordially solicited.
C. D. Morey and Dan Lindsay were
Alpine members of the Farm Hureau
who took in the meeting in Heppner
on Snturday. These men aro quite
active in carrying on the bureau
work nt Alpine, where there is a live
wire local organization. Mr. Lindsay
also appeared on the program and
offered a couple of Scotch songs
which lie rendered in very acceptable
Howard Anderson, In town today
from his Eight Mile farm, reports
that Inst night's storm left a cover
ing of snow on the ground to the
depth of about three Inches. This
is about what foil at Heppner and at
lone it was less,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Nat Shaw of Clarks
Canyon spent Saturday in Heppner
nnd were among he many farmers
attending the Farm Bureau meeting.
Chaa. Allinger, Ionc's pioneer car
penter and builder, was in this city
on Saturday, an interested visitor at
tho meeting of the Farm Bureau,
Hen Morgan, Hal Ely and Wnte
Crawford woro Morgan farmers In
Heppner Snturday, attending the
meeting of tho Farm lturoau.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Devine of Lex
ington were visitors in this city on
Saturday and participated in the
farm Bureau meeting.
George A. Miller, Cecil,
Dies Here Saturday
Following an operation for appen
dicitis, Georgej A. Miller, for many
years a farmer in the vicinity of Ce
cil, died in this city at 1 o'clock Sat
urday, February 3rd. Mr. Miller had
been sick but a few days when he
was brought to this city for an opera
tion, but his trouble had advanced ao
far that there was no chance to save
his life.
Funeral services were held at lone
cemetery on Sunday afternoon, the
burial service of the I. O. O. F. lodge
of which he was a member, being
used, and the lodges of Morgan and
lone participating. Mr. Miller was
a member of the Modern Woodmen
and of the I. O. 0. F. in Portland. He
was 51 years of age, a native of Ne
braska, and came to Morrow county
in the spring of 1902, settling on a
place near Cecil where he has con
tinued to live ever .since. He leaves
a wife and one son, aged 17 years.
February 11.
Emerson says: "All that I have
seen teaches me to trust the Creator
for all that I have not seen.' Trust,
love, obedience and the like are
things in which the church services
help us to practice: come and see
if it is nut so. Bible School 10 a. m.,
preaching and communion at 11;
Junior Christian Endeavor 3 p. m.;
Senior Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m.
and the evening preaching service at
You will find all of these meetings
interesting and helpful; there is
special muMC, good fellowship, and
little unexpected things of interest
all the way along. Come and be one
T, T, T, T, T, T.
A REAL TEA will be given by the
Christian Endeavorers of the First
Christian Church on Wednesday,
February 14, at Livingstone's from
4 to 8 o'clock P. M. The charge will
be 25c and it will be worth far more.
Come and help the young people with
their church pledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Palmateer of
Morgan visited Heppner on Saturday.
They attended the meeting of the
Farm Bureau and enjoyed a visit with
relatives while in the city.
Sheriff McDuffee, who has been
quite ill at his home in this city dur
ing the patt week, was able to be at
the court house on Tuesday for a
short time.
Was Resident of Indiana
Before Coming to Oregon
Tn the obltunry of Mrs. Ruth E.
French, published In the last issue of
The Oanottc-Times, no mention was
made of the residence of the family
for a number of years In Indiana Just
pervious to their removal to Oregon.
Following her marriage to Asa D.
French, many years were spent in
her native state of Ohio, then the
family removed to White county, In
diana, In the central part of that
state, where they resided for a period
of nbout twenty years.
' Mr. French was a member of the
Rnptist church and during their so
journ together Mrs. French had her
membership in that church, and
shortly after his death united again
with the Christian, becoming, as tat
ed in our last Issue, a charter mem
ber of the church when It was organ
lied In Heppner, along with her eld
est son, M. D. L. French.
W. 0. Pnlmateer, of Morgan, was
here Saturday and took In the big
meeting of fnrmers at I, 0. 0. F. hall.
He states that this paper recently
put him in bad by stating that he
was road boss In his district. He is
not road boss, but has been Interest
ed in getting aome road work started
out that way and has rather been In
tho position of a "goat" on which the
troubles of the community in this
respect have been loaded.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. A. Troedson helped
to make up the Morgan representa
tion at the Farm Bureau meeting In
this city Saturday. Lota of line
weather hns prevailed In their part
ot Morrow county for many weeks.
Jig Saw Puzzles
A radio caught at Heppner to
day states that England has de
clared war on the Turks over their
refusal to come to the terms of
the allies and it now looks like
the Near East question will be
settled in a manner that will stop
trouble in that quarter. France
and England have both rejected
demands of Kemalists, according
to today's papers.
Mrs. M. L. Curran Entertains. '
A pre-lental social was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Curran
on last Thursday evening, for the
benefit of the Ladies Altar Society of
St. Patrick's church. Mrs. W, E.
Moore and Mrs. -Curran were host
esses, and a large number of Hepp
ner's social bridge, players helped to
make the affair a success both so
cially and financially. Miss Violet
Nys contributed two vocal selections
in a charming manner. Honors were
won by Miss Nora Hughes and J. J.
Nys. consolations going to Mrs. W.
P. Mahoney and Chas. Thomson.
The Curran home was also the
scene of another very pleasant party
on Wednesday evening last, when
about twenty friends gathered there
and spent the time in playing bridge
and enjoying a splendid social time.
Honors went to Mrs. J. B. Calmus and
Lloyd Hutchinson, while Mrs. L. E.
Van Marter and J. J. Nys received
the consolation prizes.
Director P. V. Maris Re
ports Extension Service
The educational campaign in co
operative marketing is but a part of
tne well rounded program of sixteen
phases of projects conducted by the
extension service of the Oregon Ag
ricultural College in 1922, and re
ported in extension bulletin 354 just
issued. The activities include:
Writing an average of 123 letters
a day during each working day of
1922; printing 100.000 copies of bul
letins for distribution; conducting
extension schools in seventeen coun
ties; organizing 6762 boys and girls
jn club work; assisting in reclama
tion of many thousand acres of wet
lands by drainage; demonstrating
pruning, spraying, thinning, and soil
building methods in many orchards
of the state; securing the adoption
of better feeding and breeding prac
tices and assisting in disease control
among the herds and flocks of the
state; determining cost of wheat,
niilk and alfalfa production; conduct
ing gopher, squirrel and jnckrabbit
control campaigns; cooperating with
the federal government in training
wounded soldiers and sailors for suc
cessful farming.
Farmers and others interested may
write for extension bulletin 8d4.
The entire Umatilla counfy delega
tion In both houses of the legislature
at Salem have united in the Introduc
tion of a bill to appropriate $10,000
for the purpose of matching a similar
sum from the federal government to
make a survey of tho Umatilla rap
ids project under the direction of the
interior department.
The bill was drafted at tho unoffic
ial request of Congressman Sinnott
and Director Davis of the reclamation
service. At the time of Fred Stei
wer's recent trip to Washington in
behalf of Pendleton Commercial as
sociation the whole subject of the
Umatilla rapids project was gone
over and a promise was secured at
that time of federal cooperation in
the aurvey of the project. Further
advice has since been received from
Do You Want a Rodeo
In Heppner Next Fall?
The Rodeo committee has called a
meeting for Friday evening, Feb. 9, at
the council chambers, of all those
who were signers of the guranatee
for the Rodeo of last fall. The pur
pose of this meeting is to discuss the
matter of another show of this na
ture for Heppner next fall, and to
get at the sentiment of the com
munity in regard to the matter. To
this end all the signers of the guaran
tee, as well as all others interested,
are urged to be at the meeting to
morrow evening. It will be much
easier to put the Rodeo over in a suc
cessful manner another year than it
was the first time, and it is none too
early to be making the arrangements.
Preaching at 11 a. m. Subject:
"Where God Meets Men"
Preaching 7:30 p. m. Subject "The
Devil's Four Servants."
Sunday School 10 a. m.; Junior C.
E. 5:30 p. m.; Senior C. E. 6:30 p. m.;
Bible Study, Thursday, 7 p. m., Ladies
Aid Wednesday 2:30 p. m.; Food Sale
Saturday afternoon.
The above services are for you to
enjoy. Good singing and Gospel
preaching. The Bible is our author
ity. It does not think so, it gives
definite assurance. We give all the
privilege to think and act for them
selves. We will be glald to have you wor
ship with us. Come next Sunday.
flay Sella For $16.00 a Ton.
Several large sales ef alfalfa hay
were made by Echo fanners this
week. The balance of the crop of Al
Hiatt and Mrs. Stanfield, consisting
of 800 tons, was sold to Ernest Fre
pons, Inc., of Walla Walla, and the
same company took the 600 ton crop
of Gaylord Madison, The Frepons
company will install its own steam
baling outfit and bale the hay imme
diately. Shipment of this hay will be
from Echo, and will be hurried
through as fast as cars can be loaded.
All of the J. B. Saylor hay was also
sold this week to Cato Johns of Her
miston, for shipment. It is under
stood that these sales were made at a
price of $16.00 a ton f. o. b. cars at
Echo, inspection and settlement to be
made here. This feature is quite an
advantage to the local hay men as
compared with inspection and adjust
ment at final destination. Echo
Local Rebekah Lodge
Will Give Pie Social
The ladies of the Rebekah lodge of
Heppner are arranging to give a pie
social on Friday evening, February
9, at I. O. O. F. hall. Besids the
eats that the ladies will have, there
will be a fine literary and musical
program, and the entire public of
Heppner is cordially invited to attend.
Walter Luckman, farmer and stock
miser of Lena, was in the city on
Mr. Sinnott and on the strength of
suggestion the state is being asked
to appropriate $10,000.
There is also another way whereby
federal money may possibly be se
cured for the Umatilla rapids survey.
That is through a $50,000 clause in
tho bill for the Columbia basin sur
vey. However, this measure has not
passed congress and It is doubtful If
it can pass at this session. On the
other hand the other money ia sure
to be available and hence it is deem
ed wise to make use of It, provided
cooperation can be secured from the
As Senator Taylor and Representa
tive Mann are both on the ways and
means committee, as is also C, C.
Ilrownell, it is predicted the bill will
be favorably reported to the commit
tee and will pass. Pendleton E. O.
Bert Mason, C. M. Sch river and
other parties from lone and Goose
berry were in the city yesterday to
interview the county court concern
ing the Gooseberry market road. The
people out that way are very earnest
in their desire to get some much
needed aid in the construction of that
road, the building of which would be
of great benefit to all of Morrow
Assessor J. J. Weils is in Portland
this week to appear as a witness in
the U. S. court, where involuntary
bankruptcy proceedings have been in
stituted against Messrs. Kenny &
Healy. Clerk Waters is also retained
as a witness in the same case, having
carried records of the county to Port-'
land to be presented in evidence.
Mrs. T. J. Humphreys was sum
moned to Hillsboro on Tuesday in
answer to a message announcing the
death there on that day of her moth
er, Mrs. L. A. Rood. Mrs. Rood had
been an invalid for about three years
and her death, while coming as a
shock to the relatives here, was not
C. J. Anderson and Erik Bergstrom
were Gooseberry farmers in the city
yesterday interviewing the county
court concerning the Gooseberry
market road. Mr. Anderson states
that conditions for crops out that
way are good at present, though there
has been considerable freezing weath
er. Robert Perlig farms the Duran
place in Blackhorse and is listed as
one of the successful young farmers
of the county, who keeps up on mod
ern methods. He was in town Sat
urday, accompanied by Mrs. Perlig,
and they took in the farmers meet
ing while here.
Karl Beach, Lexington business
man, was palming himself off as a
farmer Saturday by attending the
meeting in this city of the Farm Bu
reau. Like some of the rest of us,
Karl shines in the farming game when
he can get his fee under the table.
Commissioner L. P. Davidson ar
rived from Portland on Wednesday
afternoon and assumed his place
with the county court. He had been
to the city to attend to matters be
fore the Highway commission in
which Morrow county was interested.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Olden attend
ed the Farm Bureau meeting Satur
day. They report everything coming
along well for the farmers of the
Fairview district. Mr. Olden is quite
well recovered from his serious ill
ness of last summer and fall.
Draws $100 Fine and
90 Days Jail Sentence
Art Finley was hailed into justice
court at Echo on Saturday and was
convicted on a charge of violating the
eighteenth amendment. He was given
a fine of $100 and ninety days in the
county jail of Umatilla county. Ac
cording to the rule adopted in Uma
tilla county, prisoners in the jail
there for bootlegging and other vio
lations of the prohibition laws are
put out on the roads to wosk, and
Sheriff Houser expressed the opinion
to Deputy Sheriff Chidsey of this
county, who was a witness at the
trial, that this method would have the
effect of lessening the number of
cases of liquor law violations in Uma
tilla county.
Card of Thanks.
The undersigned desire to thank
their friends and neighbors for their
kindness and sympathy during the
last sickness and funeral of our be
loved husband and father, George A.
Miller, and especially do we thank
the members of the Odd Fellows'
lodges of lone and Morgan for their
brotherly attentions and sympathy in
the hour of our bereavement.
R. W. Willcox, who is running the
Jos. Eskelson place west of Lexing
ton, was up to Heppner Saturday.
Mr. Wilcox formerly owned the place
he is now living on and he was also
head of the Lexington schools for
several years. He is an enthusiast in
boys' and girls' club work and hopes
to see more accomplished along this
line of endeavor in Morrow county.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner of
lone, were in attendance at the meet
ing of the Morrow county Farm Bu
reau held in this city on Saturday
last. Mr. Misner is one of the big
gest wheat farmers of the lone sec
tion, who has in a large acreage this
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg and Dave
Rugg were Heppner visitors Saturday
from their ranch home at the mouth
of McKinney creek.
Arlington School Boy
Killed In Car Accident
Stanley Riese, age IB, a member of
the Arlington high school basketball
team, was killed in an automobile ac
cident near Rufus on Saturday night
while returning home from a game at
Wasco. In coming down the long
grade to Rufus the brakes on the car
failled to hold and in running the
car up on the bank it was turned
over and young Riese was crushed
underneath it. The remains were
taken to The Dalles, where an inquest
was held and the facts of death in
quired,, into. Other occupants of the
car were hurt some, but none ser
iously, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Finley of the
Alpine district, attended the meeting
of farmers in this city on Satusday
la ft.
J. R. Carmichael of Lexington was
in this city on Saturday and took in
the farmers meeting.
T, W. Cutsforth, wheat raiser of
Lexington and Morgan, attended the
Farm Bureau meeting here Saturday.
Bid of County On Road
Surfacing Was Too High
At the meeting of the State High
way commission in Portland on Tues
day, a number of contracts were let
for pieces of highway in different
sections of the state, among them
being one for rock surfacing the
Heppner-Jones Hill unit of the Ore
gon-Washington highway in Morrow
county. Commissioner Davidson and
Clerk Waters were in Portland at
the time of the opening of bids, hav
ing presented the bid of the county
court to do this work. The county's
bid was too high, however, and the
contract was awarded to the General
Construction company of Spokane,
for $51,592. We understand that this
bid was better than $3000 under that
offered by the county.
It is gratifying to the people of this
county to have this work completed,
and the early surfacing of the road
will be the means of saving the grade
and likewise a lot of money to both
county and state. When the High
way Commission can finish up the
remaining unit on the O.-W. highway
to the Umatilla county line, we shall
be better pleased, as this is the last
link in the completion of the highway.
Washington, Feb. 6. "The proper
policies of the solution of the prob
lems of the world are being pursued
by the present Administration of our
government," is the statement of
Rev. Dr. Henry Allen Tapper, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, in Wash
ington, D. C. Dr. Tupper recently
returned from a three months' trip
to the Near East where he made a
particular study of the situation from
the standpoint of America's position
of non-interference.
"It would be a grave error for
America to entangle and embroil her
self with questions which are strict
ly European in character,'' says Dr.
Tupper, "and which srould involve
her in unending confusion and dis
cord. -
'Today, as never before, the whole
world has its eyes upon the United
States of America, and the need for
this nation to be sure of itself, to
the world and to God was never so
great as in this hour of the world's
"If we make a false step now," he
aid, "it may mean a universal cal
amity. During my late visit to Eu
rope and the Near East I received
deep impressions and returned with
deep convictions. Confusion, worse
confounded, reigned nearly every
where. National hatred, political
controversies, bitter rivalries, com
mercial depressions, social despair,
abject poverty and future forebod
ings mark the experience of the peo
ple across the seas, and unwise lead
ership and false policies have, large
ly, created this calamitous condition
of affairs. The aftermath of the
great war has placed America in a
most delicate as well as a most im
portant and responsible position be
fore the world.
"We must avoid the mistake of med
dling in other people's business and
in other families' quarrels. This will
implicate us, weaken our influence,
and annul the end desired. It would
be most unfortunate for us, officially,
to sit in conference which may de
cide the destiny of a nation or na
tions with which we have had no dis
agreement; but, as a friendly ob
server or as a protctor of our own
national rights, a helpful associa
tion may be formed.
I can testify that tn the four con
tinents through which I have just
passed the splendid representatives
of our government, by reflecting the
spirit and honoring the policy of the
administration at Washington, are
bringing credit to their country and
glory to their flag."
Local Boy to Head
W. U. Debate Team
Robert Notson, of this city, will
head the debating team of Willam
ette University this season, and with
the other members will soon go on
tl.eir itinerary. Robert won high
place with the team last year and he
is feeling pretty good that the sched
ule for W illamette this year takes
him to various points in the Middle
West and Southwest.
An item in the Oregon ian under
date of February 4 from Salem gives
the following concerning the debate
"The final acceptance by the Uni
versity of North Dakota of terms for
a debate with the Willamette debate
team which will tour the east in
March, was received today. The North
Dakota contest will complete the full
schedule of eight contests for the
"Other schools which will be met
are University of Wisconsin at Madi
son; Gustavus Adolphus College at
St. Peter, Minn.; Lawrence college
at Appleton, Wis.; Wheaton college
at Wheaton,' III.; University of Ari
zona at Tucson; University of Red-
lands at Redlands. Cat., and College
of the Pacific at San Jose. The four
men who will compose the squad on
its eastern tour will be named by
Coach Erickson this week."
The men have been chosen and
Pubert Notson of this city is the
leader, there being no seniors on the
tear, this year.
Deputy Veterinarian to
Be Here Next Week
Dr. Derflinger, deputy state veter
inarian, will be in Heppner next
week, his visit being for the purpose
of making tuberculer tests of dairy
cattle. Anyone desiring the sen-ices
of Dr. Derflinger should leave word
at the office of the county agent in
C. Melville and R. E. Cherrick were
here from Alpine Saturday and took
in the farmers meeting. Mr. Cher
rick is teacher of the school In the
Alpine district and takes much in
terest in community affairs.
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War Veterans Whose Claims For
Compensation and Hoapitaliilation
Have Been Disallowed Will Benefit
Greatly by New Order
Tubercular war veterans of this
district whose claims for compensa
tion and hospitalization have been
disallowed by the government will
benefit greatly by a new federal or
der calling for extension of proof
period following separation from ser
vice and the formation of a district
tuberculosis board to consider ser
vice connection of eases after obser
vation in the hospital, according to
an announcement made by L. C. Jes
seph, northwest district manager of
the United States Veteran's Bureau.
Hundreds of ex-service men of the
Pacific Northwest will be directly af
fected by this measure and every tu
berculosis ease will be automatically
reopened for consideration.- A devel
opment of tuberculosis from war
service is increasing rapidly, it was
The new instruction states that "ac
tive tuberculosis, minimal state,
shown by competent proof as existing
within 30 months from date of sep
aration from active service, shall be
considered as having been active and
of 10 per cent degree within two
years from discharge." The period
of proof is extended three months
in this instance and also to veter
ans suffering from tuberculosis, mod
erately advanced, who are allowed 33
months after discharge to show tu
berculosis. The period of proof for
tuberculosis with cavity formation
or to the extent of two entire lobes
is extended four months, giving the
veteran 36 months after separation
from service to show tuberculosis
'The cases of all war veterans of
the Pacific Northwest suffering from
tuberculosis whose claims have been
disallowed wilt be reconsidered and
given the benefits of the new regu
lation' said Mr. Jesseph. "The new
order gives us another opportunity
to help the tubercular war veterans
who heretofore have not been entitled
to feredal aid. Where active tuber
culosis of 10 per cent degree has not
been diagnosed during the two year
period following separation from war
service and does not come under the
30, 33 or 36 months provisions, the
claimant shall be referred to a hos
pital for a period of observation and
a report made by three medical offi
cers. This special board shall report
the extent and character of the pul
monary lesion as disclosed by the X-
ray and physical findings and shall
record a careful medical histoy to
the length of time the disease had
previously existed. A district board
of three members will be named by
the district medical officer within a
few days on these findings and make
the necessary decisions This means
that every veteran suffering from tu
berculosis will be given an opportun
ity to have his disability connected
with war service regardless of the
time the first examination was made."
Announcement was made that the
new measure will mean a material
increase in the activities of the Vet
erans' Bureau for many months both
in awarding of compensation claims
and hospitalization.
Two new students entered high
school this week: Elinor Peck from
Portland school, and Stanley Peter
son from The Dalles.
A double-header basketball game
between lone and Heppner high
schools will be played at the pavilion
Friday, February 9. Heppner won
from lone on their own floor. Come
out and see them win again.
The Sophomores held their class
election last Tuesdav. The following
officers were elected: President,
Marguerite Hisler, vice-president.
Austin Smith; secretary, Luola Benge
and sergeant at arms, Bessie Mc
Cabe. Miss Frasier was unable to be at
school Tuesday afternoon and her
classes were taught by Mr. Hedrick.
Thelma Miller and Reliance Moore
returned from the State Press As
sociation convention Sunday evening.
Monday they gave very interesting
reports on the convention and stated
that they got many new ideas for the
"Hehisch." The high school wonders
why so much of the reports were
about the banquet and why Thelma
nudged Reliance and said "Don't tell
The Juniors have decided to put
on a stunt program at the theater
the first part of March.
Tho Heppner hi basketball team
played a game with Fossil last Sat
urday. The Heppner team seemed
rather unlucky, the referee calling
eighteen personal fouls on them and
only six on Fossil. As for the score
"Silence is golden.'
The Student Body held their pri
mary election last Friday in the most
approved style. The votes were
counted by the Student Council and
the candidates receiving the latest
number of votes are to run in the
regular election. The candidates are;
President Ray McDuffee, Retha
Vice-President Francis Doherty,
Keith Logan, Violet Ilynd.
SecretaryMary Crawford, Thel
ma Miller.
Sergeant-at-Arms Charlie Ilirl,
Leonard Sch want.
Veil Leaders Muiiel Caswn, Guy
Hall, Kathleen McDnid, Ruths Owens.
Some very stirring speeches woro
delivered in favor of the various can
didates, especially by tho-tu long
winded Seniors. We begun to wiah
that the Seniors were a bashful and
retiring as the Freshmen. All glory
and honor Is due to Charles NuUon,
who mtide a motion for adjournment
even though he was a Ftethuinri.