The Gazette-Times PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 39, Number 52. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 22, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year Preliminary Survey Made During the Weflt by Mr. Klrahner Reveal the Fact That Outlet on Heppner-Hard-tnan Road Can be Had to Comply With State Requirements Some comment waa had In these columni a couple of weeks ago on the proposition that the county court would be forced to find another route out on to Heppner Flat from that now occupied by the road leading up Heppner hill. A new survey and relo cation of this road appears to have placed the county in the position of facing more damage and expense, claimed on the part of those through whose places the road pauses, than the court feels justified in making, and rather than face a lot of litiga tion and put through condemnation proceedings for right-of-way, they had concluded to work out another plan. During the past week County Sur veyor Kirshner made a, preliminary survey up Shobe canyon past the Berry place and on out to the top of the hill, the terminus striking at about the south line of the Wm. Hen- drix place on the flat. The surveyor found that he could make it out of the canyon on a little less than a Ave per cent grade, and that the distance to the point of Intersection of the Hepp ner Flat road would not be very ma terially increased. Should the coun ty decide to change the road over to this canyon, permanent survey will be ordered and the necessary steps taken to get permanent right-of-way, which they are figuring at this time will not be very difficult The permanent lo cation of the road here would mean the abandonment of the present road leading up Heppner hill, as the new road would become a part of the Heppner-Hardman market road and be maintained as such by the county. However, the court does not wish to be considered as taking an arbi trary stand in this matter, and feel that they will only be forced to make this change because of the conditions as they now exist, and they yet have hopes that these conditions will be so modified that the road can go where it Is at present located on the new survey. Besides the fact that heavy dam ages are claimed because of the con struction of the new grade, the court also faces difficulties in getting across the flat as the road is now surveyed, and some of these difficulties would appear to be solved if the route should be changed up Shobe canyon. It has also been suggested to the eourt that they construct a real scenic route out of Heppner. This can be accomplished by starting about the power house and making a switch back up and around Dutton hill, thence on out on to the flat up Dutton canyon. And then again, they might start out from the depot, or from the O.-W. highway near the depot, and then go up Dutton canyon, this latter being a very feasible plan and the top of the big hill can be attained easily on the required five per cent grade. However, what the people of Heppner are interested in, as well as the people of the large territory served by the new market road, is that a good grade is made out of town, such as is required by the state highway department, and we shall not fuss much about which canyon or hill it is placed on. LL'M RHEA RANCH HOLD. According to the lone Independent one of the largest real estate deals made for some time was the sale last week by W. H. Padberg, of the C. A. Rhea place on Khea creek. This place consists of 2260 acres of bottom nd hill land, and is considered one of the best combination stock and wheat ranches in the county. The purchaser Is J. A. Toney of Hubbard, Oregon, and the deal was put thru by "Hap" Woods, real estator of lone. Consideration in the deal was not made known. It is expected that Mr. Toney, who is a successful and ener getic farmer, will put the place in i high state of cultivation, and he will take possession at once. Lexington Man to Use Lucius For One Month Thoroughbred Stallion, Belonging to War Department, Used In I'ma tllla County Last Year. Pendleton East Omroninn. Lucius, thoroughbred stallion, own ed by the war department, who was used in Umatilla county last year as a breeder, will be taken to Lexing ton tomorrow by B. F. Swaggart, not ed breeder of race horses. Mr. Swag gart has lately entered the field of breeding polo horses, and he will use Lucius for this purpose on his stock farm. The stallion has been kept by Frank Frailer here this winter. Th horse will be returned to Umatilla county within a month or nix weeks and will then be used at Pendleton and Ukiah. The horse was particu larly popular with cattle men last year, Fred Bennlon declares. Lucius weighs 1160 pounds, stnnds 16 hands high and has a running track record of 1:38. He ran on the biggest tracks in New York, Mary land, Kentucky and Louisiana and out of 88 starts in five years won 17 firsts, 16 seconds and 11 thirds. He was purchased at one time by August Belmont for :i6,00U. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH. t I U.HL IS ID1)! liUTU I'ni iTinn.n r, air". There will be an all day service at the hall on next Lord's Day. An ln tdpttvtitttf thomn will ho nresented in the morning, following the Bible School and Communion Service; then luncheon will be served to all that ...I..X. anA at 9-:m ttin whirlwind evangelist, who la holding a meeting at lone, will speak. You T niiuilt hn la wnnilor A good time Is planned for the eve ning services, ooin inriswnn ciiueuv or and preaching. Don't forget them and don l ihii 10 near ueavui.. Radio to Have a Place In Rural Communities Valuable Information and Interest ing Concerta and Lecture Will Be Received By Farmers. Radio will have a definite place In the life of all rural communities in Morrow county, predicts Jacob Jor dan, instructor in physics at O. A. C. "Conditions arising from the last big storm completely isojated some sections of the state for three and four weeks," says Mr. Jordan. "If Alsea had had a radio station, news reports of the world's activities, help ful lectures, and entertainment could have been enjoyed when all other meant of communication failed. "Farmers comprise the majority of residents living In isolated commun ities. Radio will be an invaluable asset to farmers because of the vast amount of educational matter broad cast by the larger and more import ant broadcasting stations. This Is material that the farmer would not have opportunity to obtain If it were not for the radio. Lectures on farm subjects, social subjects, and enter tainments are available at almost any time. "The value of radio cannot be esti mated. Farmers living in those sec tions of the United States that are subject to severe winter conditions will find radio the means of saving thousands of dollars and many lives yearly, by being informed of the ap proach of tornadoes, blizzards, and preparing for other storms. "Subjects of interest to the wives of farmers are broadcast frequently from all the larger stations." The radio station at 0. A. C. is the property of the college. It is avail able for every department to use for lectures, speeches, and any matter that will be of interest to the public. It is our desire to give the people who listen to our station the kind of entertainment and educational lec tures that they want," says Mr. Jor dan. We would appreciate it if those who desire certain programs would write and suggest the lectures that will be of hlep to the farmers of their own locality." SPECIAL NOTICE. The 37th anniversary of Lexington Congregational Church from 1886 to 1923. This church will celebrate the above anniversary Sunday, March 25th, by appropriate services morning and evening. All are invited to attend. Do not miss them. A public reception will be given M on dy evening, March 2fith, the ac tual date of organization, at the new parsonage. Everybody welcome to this reception. We especially urge all old pioneers and old residents of Willow valley to be present. We ex pect several speakers of pioneer days who will give us interesting ac counts of the hardships and the pleasures of those early times. Come one and all and honor these early home builders. D. J. CILLANDERS, Pastor. A Stockgrowers National Bank, made a trio to Portland during the week. where he consulted with a special ist. He returned home en Tuesd-iy. He was accompanied on the trin hy Mrs. Spencer. Baseball is again the all-absorbing topic. Baseball practice has become a regular after-school occupation and the high school team wilt soon be chosen. The proofs of the pictures for the annual have all returned from Mr. Ward at Pendleton and are a very creditable bunch of proofs. From all present indications the 1922-23 He hinch will be the best ever put out by the school, and every supporter of the school should help them out by buying one. Waffles! And more waffles! And green capsl And seniors sick from eating too many waffles! And a dig nified class advisor in the same con dition! Presto! We have the senior St, Patrick's Day breakfast. How the lazy seniors ever got up so early and how they ever got outside of so many waffles remain two of the un solved mysteries of the world. But they did, and bIro set a good example for other classes to follow for St. Patrick's Day amusements. But they needn't have worn the green caps; everyone knew who they were without having the fact so visibly advertised. Vegetables Follow Vegetables. Early planting of hardy vegetables such as spinach, peas, radishes, onion sets, and early cabbage, means a cor responding earlier maturity of these vegetables which will then come off the ground In very dry or warm weather. This early planting of har dy vegetables makes possible the planting of a succession crop such as peas followed by late cabbage or fall cauliflower, or onion from sets fol lowed by lute beans or fall lettuce. 0. A. C. Experiment Station. Mrs. C. C. Chick, who was stricken with partial paralysis at her home In this city on last Saturday, is still very low, and any hope for her re covery seems to be vain. Charles Chick, her son, and other relatives, of the family have been at the bedside during the week and she has re ceived the closest attention of doc tors and nurses and sympathizing friends, hut there seems to be little hope that she can rally from the Af fects of her ailment. St. Patrick's Day passed off very nuiv. tly in Heppner, there being no public celebration of the day. Quite a large number of the -Irish people were In the city, but the majority of the boys were busy on the sheep ranches and farms and were not able to get away. Appropriate services were held at St. Patrick's church and these were well attended. PUH SALE Boarded seed barley, $45 per ton; also seed ryo. B. F. Swaggart, Eastern Oregon Jack Farm, Lexington, Ore. THE WAR WASTE It is estimated that the World War cost in money and wealth something like three hundred billion dollars. Whatever the sum, reckoned In dol lars, it upset known economic laws, monetary systems, rates of exchange, trade and commerce. It loaded the principal belligerent nations with a combined debt of something like one hundred and eighty billion dollars. The debts of all the belligerents, with the exception of the United States and Great Britain and Belgium, have increased during the last three years. The debt of the United States due to the war, reached its peak in Aug ust, 1919, when it was 26 billion dollars. In October, 1922, it was 22 billion dollars. It is somewhat less today. In 1918, Great Britain's total debt, largely due to the war, was about 37 billion dollars; today it is about 34 billion dollars. The debt of France at the close of the World war was about 50 billion dollars; of Germany about 71 billion dollars; and of Italy about 18 billion dollars. When hostilities ceased it was estimated that the total debts of the nations of the world engaged in the conflict were anywhere from 350 to 380 billion dollars. The United States and Great Brit ain are the only primary nations in the whole list seriously undertaking the payment of their debts. Recov ery from the war waste is necessarily slow; and with the exception of the two nations mentioned, little or no progress has been made in this direc tion by the "big six" nations over whelmed by the catastrophe. The success of debt reduction in both the United States and Great Britain has been due to the vast re sources of thetwo nations and the determination of both to preserve their credit and demonstrate to the world that economic and financial re covery is possible, if the tried prin ciples of economic and financial laws are put into operation and permitted to function. The success of recovery in the United States Is a large credit to the leaders who have been respon sible for the course pursued. Supply and demand and the gold standard are the two primary prin ciples essential to this recovery. Na tional expenditures must be trimmed to fit national receipts. One of the great obstacles to world recovery is the persistent folly of attributing na tional and international disturbance and distress to the sound monetary systems of pre-war days. As long as false and foolish experiments, long since tried and discarded, are brought forward in the belief that repudiation, inflation, legislation and political in terference with natural laws wll cure alt national and international ills, re covery will be slower than is neces sary. The United States has made the largest degree of recovery, not so much because it has vast wealth and resources, but because It has set It self sternly and spiritually to the task of cutting expenses and stimu lating receipts. Great Britain's or dinary expenses for 1922 were 6 bil lion dollars; those of the United States only 3H billion dollars. Great Britain's ordinary receipts by taxes, in 1922 were six billion dollars, while the ordinary receipts of the United States were a little over four billion dollars. It is interesting to note that in 1922 Great Britain's receipts from customs duties were 634 million dol lars, while receipts from customs duties in the United tSates were oly 3f0 million dollars. Yet a writer In the magazine "Current Opinion" h the hardihood to declare that Great Britain is "still a free trade coun try." Great Britain's estimated or dinary expenditures for 1923 are 44 billion dollars while the total est! mated ordinary expenditures of the United States are only 3 1-3 billion dollars. If other belligerent nations would cease their quarreling and fighting, restore the gold standard, balance budgets and reduce expenditures, the vast debts of the world might be ad justed and settled finally. Recovery from war waste is recovery from the madness and insanity of human ha trcd and Jealousy. The world is not lost; only wandering. Give it chance. Recovery, if permanent, must be spiritual as well as material, Forward March DEXTER TO GET BOUT Protegee of Jack O'Neill to t Meet Jack Horner. The Dalles Optimist. Fighting Jake Dexter, giant prote gee of Jack O'Neill, local fight pro moter, will get a chance to do his stuff early next month when he steps into the roped arena with Jack Homer, the Portland colossus, according to word received here this week from the Portland Boxing Commission. A clash between the two giants of the state has been talked of for some time. Threats of a speedy and ex cruciating annihilation of Horner have been sent out from Jakes camp hile Horner has promised to knock the Heppner giant for a row of "ash cans." At any rate sports writers and fight fans all over the state are wait ing and wagering on the proposed bout. The sentiment in Portland and through the Willamette Valley where Little Jack" used to make his barefoot way, seems to favor him, while all of Eastern Oregon antici pates a triumphant victory for Fight ing Jake. Verily, a big bout is in the air. Portland papers have been giving columns of advance press dope on the fracas and from all indications the bout will draw the greatest crowd ev er assembled in the state of Oregon for a prize fight. The exact date has not been set but the fight will be held in Portland. The boxing commission of Portland will decide upon the date and place in which the bout will be staged. A large purse running into the thous and dollar regions, is to be offered, according to meager information ob tainable. Dexter is training in Heppner, O'Neill said, but will come to this city and finish up his work several days before the match. He is eager to feel the Portland giant out and is confident of success. The winner of the coming fight will go east, where a number of good of fers await. Heppner Young Man Married In Portland The marriage of James F. Adkins to Miss Alma Wills, a charming young lady of Portland, was consummated in that city on March 17th, the wed ding taking place in the class room of Miss Wills in the First Presbyter ian church. Dr. Bowman, pastor, offi ciating, and only relatives and a few intimate friends of the bride being present. Following the ceremony, there was a sumptuous wedding din ner served at the home of the bride's parents at 6:00 p. m. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wills, formerly resi dents of this county, living on the Vincent place above Pine City. She is a niece of Mrs. W. H. Padberg and has numerous other relatives in this county, where she has spent much time during the past two years and formed the acquaintance of her fu ture husband. Mr. Adkins is a son of Mrs. Mattie Adkins of this city, a native of Heppner and one of her promising young men. He saw ser vice in Uncle Sam's navy during the war, and for the greater portion of the past year he has been with the Albers Milling Co. in Portland, where he holds a good position. The young people have fitted up a nice home at 3364 12th street in Portlnnd, where they will live. Miss Norma Frederic, who lm been a fixture in the local telephone office for a number of years, the rcost of the time as cashier, has been pro mot ed by the company to a similar posl tion at Eugene. She departed for her new work this morning, taking with her the abundant good wishes of all her friends, and this means all the patrons of the Heppner office. Miss Frederic has been a faithful employee in the local exchange, and if there Is anything better the com pany can give her In the way of pro motion, she is certainly entitled to It, much as we all regret her departure from the city. J. D. Tobin, who Is now supcrin tending some bridge construction In Gilliam county on the O.-W. highway, visited in this city for a short time Saturday. His firm, Tobin & Pierce, built the new concrete bridges in Heppner last year, and they are also doing some work on the John Day highway at Rock creek as well as on the w illow creek road. T. VISITS IN COUKTY State Superintendent Churchill ar rived in Morrow county yesterday and has been spending the time, with County Superintendent Shurte, in vis iting the high schools. This fore noon a trip was made out to Hard man, arriving back at Heppner in time to visit the school here and take dinner with the teachers and mem bers of the school board in the din ing room of the domestic science de partment, where they were served by the students in that department un der the direction of Miss Chambers. Following this, Mr. Churchell and Mrs. Shurte left for Lexington and lone and will go on to Pine City, lr- rigun and Boardman for tomorrow, when Mr. Churchill will depart for other points. He is making a gener- 1 visitation of the high schools of the state and checking up on their work. We are pleased to note that the state superintendent does not have ny symptoms of the ailment that a certain anonymous letter sent out a few weeks ago all over the state ac- used him of. In fact he never seemed to be in better health and mental condition, and it will be hard to convince the public that he is suffering any weakness of this sort Mr. Churchill takes this letter as a huge joke, though it is quite evident that it was sent out with malicious intent. LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST. Will you lay aside your cares of the daily toil and come to the ser vices next Lord's day, to honor Him from whence cometh our strength? These services are set to meet your needs if you come in His spirit. The Bible School meets at 10. The morn ing worship is at 11. The sermon subject, "God's Call to Service. Junior Endeavor at 6:30, Senior Endeavor at 6:30. Evening preach ing services at 7:30. Sermon sub ject, "The Gospel of Jesus Christ.1 We were glad for the goodly re- sponse last aunaay ana nope ior me same return wun an aoaea increase, n.. rtn.uL-, Vegetables Promote Health. Vegetables eaten freely promote health. They are an excellent source of mineral elements, vitamins, and roughage. Some protein and energy are also supplied. These materials are necessary for the successful nu trition of both children and adults. Raw vegetables carefully cleaned and thoroughly chewed have ft higher mineral and vttamm content than cooked vegetables. Overcooking veg etables in too much water results in loss of flavor and food values. 0. A. C. Extension Service. OBITUARY. June Li verm ore was born In Ohio July 24th, 1850, and when ft young woman gave her heart to God. In August, 1867, she was married to Ab raham Smith, who later became a minister of the gospel, and who passed to his reward in 1912. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter, the latter passed several years ago to await the coming of the mother on the othe- short. The sons, W. C. and George Smith, of Portland, survive her. In January, 1913, Mrs. Smith was married to George Drkstra of Hepp ner, who survives her. She also leaves to mourn her loss, one brother, Frank Livermore of Jamesville, Wis., and a sister, Mrs. Ola Gidings of Mntinaw, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Mrs. C. W. Cone, Fay Smith and Linn Smith of Portland, Ray Taylorf Heppner, George Taylor and Mrs. Ola Cooper of Michigan and Emmet and Glen Smith of St. Helens, Oregon, also six great grandchildren, Mrs. Dykstra's health began to fail several years ago, but until her eye sight failed her she was a constant reader of her Biblf, and on March 4th, after two weeks of sickness, she passed on to join the loved ones gone before. Her funeral was held in Portland on March the 6th, and bur ial was in Mt. Scott cmetery beside the grave of her lute departed hus band, Abraham Smith. CONTRIBUTED. Htg 40 and 8 dance at the Fair Pa vtlion, Saturday, March 24th. IN THE OFFING Heppner Club Partially Organised Monday Evening. Nine Gimet Now Scheduled, and Prospects Bright for Speedy Team Here. The baseball meeting called for last Monday evening, although slimly attended, accomplished the tentative organization of the local club and laid plans for the season. La Verne Van Marter and Jared Aiken agreed to act as manager and captain re spectively until such time as those offices could be filled perm an ntly. It was thought, after considerable discussion, that it would be nec senary to hire only a pitcher this yir. there being enough talent locally o fill the rest of the team. B. R. Finch, teach er in the local school, who expects to spend the summer here, will take care of the receiving end of the battery, and with the fellows who made Hepp ner's team last year a winner, we should put up some real class. Ne gotiations have been opened with B rough ton, the pitcher who assisted in administering a severe drubbing to Arlington last year, and it is ex pected he can be secured for the sea son without a very great outlay of money. Nine games have already been scheduled, four with lone, four with Condon, and one with Echo. The game with Echo may be played next Sunday, although this has not yet been entirely settled. For the purpose of raising money for the team a dance will be given at the pavilion Saturday evening, March 31st. The Ross Evangelistic Company Coming. The local Christian Church has contracted with the Ross Evangelistic Company to hold a revival meeting here beginning April 15. This is a very strong company, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Ross and daughter. Their musical talents are very much above the ordinary'musicians, and it is confidently expected that their ef forts will result in a great revival here. Keep the date in mind. West Coast Life Holds Convention. The West Coast Life Insurance Co. held its second annual convention of the Northern Department, at the Ho tel Gowman in Seattle, on March 5th, 6th and 7th. Approximately forty of the company's representatives from Oregon, Washington and Idaho were present. Vice-presidents Chas. W Helser and Gordon Thomson, attend ed as representatives of the home of fice in San Francisco. According to J. W. Stewart, superintendent of ag encies, it was one of the most suc cessful conventions that the company has ever held. Emery C. Gentry, district manager, attended as repre sentative of the Heppner district, and took part on the program. FEDERATED CHURCH. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Sermon 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m. Prayer Meeting Thursday 7:30. The Sunday School orchestra has added much interest to the school; you will enjoy the music. One week from Sunday being East er, there will be given a Cantatta which you will enjoy. Plan now to be present. J. R. L. HASLAM, Pastor. Lexington High Students Will Present Fine Play The Lexington high school sutdents will present the play, "Our Little Wife" on Saturday evening, March 31st. The presentation will be at the high school auditorium, and the cast ia ae t rtl 1 nu. Mnntirnnilira Pa Dallas Ward j Dorothy May U Velle Leathers jTod Hunter j0e Devine 'Lucy Hunter Wilma Leach Otis Hammerhead Louis Allyn (Mrs. Pansy Hopscotch Kathlyn Slocum Officer McCormack Elmo McMillan Marie Ribeu Maxine Gentry Kloompy Ruth Stephens There is much comedy in the plot, the young people have been giving their parts a lot of study and hard work, and the rehearsals are placing the cast in good trim to deliver "Our Little Wife" in a manner that will please. Admission will be 25 and 50 cents. Whole Grain Products Healthful. Eating whole grain products in cer eats and bread stuffs is a healthful food practice. Grains in their natural state contain considerable amounts of minerals, vitamins and roughage, be sides energy and proteins, all daily food essentials. Present day milling of wheat especially removes the bran and the germ, and with them- very largely the minerals and the vit nuns. White flour, polished rice and refined breakfast cereals no longer contain the minerals, vitamins and roughage of the original grains. O A. C. Extension Service. Dedication of the Christian Church It is now planned to dedicate the new Christian Church on April 15, in an all day service. This to be fol lowed by a revival meeting, Mr. Floyd Ross, head of the Ross Evangelistic Company, to do the dedicating, and is the preaching evangelist for the company. Mrs. Mary Price, mother of Mrs Frank Lleuatlen of Heppner, passe away at her home at Pilot Rock, Ore gon, on the 12th of March, Mrs. Price was aged 75 years and was an early pioneer of Oregon, having crossed the plains by ox team to this state with her parents from Missouri in 1865 Carl Troedson was in the city short time on Tuesday from his home at lone. Mr. Troedson has been suf- iering for some time from an attack of Lloodpusoning, and has been ceiving treatment for the trouble by a Heppner physician, Big Charge of Powder Exploded at Quarry Five Tons of Dynamite Loosen t'p Rocks for Big Crusher at Jones Place on Heppner Flat. An attempt to explode a charge of five tons of powder, s heavy per cent of which was dynamite, was made yesterday evening at the new rock pit the county is opening up just west of the Wm. Hendrix house on Heppner flat and on the land of Jeff Jones. The work of putting in the heavy charge of powder and setting it off has been In charge of a man sent out by the DuPont powder peo ple, and very careful pains had been taken to get each hole properly load ed and wired, so that the entire charge might be exploded In the in itial attempt. Regardless of this, however, two attempts were made and all the holes were not "shot, leav ing a portion of the middle row to be exploded yet. This would be done today, providing everything worked out right. It is very disappointing to the workmen to have ft failure of this kind, as they desire to have all the holes exploded at the same time for the best results In breaking up the rock to be taken from the pit, be sides they do not like to think they have left s loaded hole to be explod ed later when the pit is being dug into by the big shovel, or have a few sticks of dynamite shoveled up and run into the rock crusher, as this may result very disastrously to the workmen on the job. The powder men will make every effort possible to get the powder out or explode it before they turn the job over. Aside from the failure to shoot all the holes, yes terday's results were splendid in the heaving up of the rock and the later work may finish the job in good shape. LEXINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Sunday School 10:00 a, m. Preaching, 11:00 a. m. Subject, "Anniversary of the Church." Junior C. E. 6:30 p. m. Senior C. E. 7:00 p. m. Preaching, 8:00 p. m. Subject, con tinuation of a. m. subject. Bible Study Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Ladies Aid, Wednesday 2 p. m. Food Sale, Saturday, 10 a. m. The above services are for you. The Bible is our authority. God gave us all the power of per sonal choice. Congregationalism does not try to take that power away. We try to teach how to choose wisely. The Holy Spirit is our teacher. He will help you if you will let Him. Try Him. D. J. GILLANDERS, Pastor. Pierce Appoints New Fair Board. Salem, March SO. Governor Pierce today announced appointments to the state fair board consisting of J. Rey nolds, La Grande, reappointed: Dr. W. Morrow, Portland; Wayne H. Stuart, Albany; Frank E. Lynn, Dal las; A, C. Marsters, Roseburg. Stuart s a merchant, Lynn a dairyman and Marsters a banker. Three members of the old board resigned last week and the terms of the two members, Reynolds and W. H. Savage, of Cor- vallis, expired Thursday. LOCAL NEWS ITEMS The masquerade given on Saturday evening by Happner lodge of Elks for the benefit of Heppner library, Was very pleasant social event, as well &i being a profitable one, it being well attended by the members of the order and their ladies. Many and varied were the characters represent ed, and good music was furnished for the occasion by local talent. The or chestra consisted of Mesdames Roy Missildine and Walter Moore and I Messrs. Peterson, Irwin and Mather. The net proceeds amounted to $44.50, and this sum was turned over to the library management. Rev. M. McLean Goldte. just re- i eently appointed archdeacon for the i Eastern Oregon district for the Epis- copal church, to succeed Rev. Geo. 1 B. VanWaters, is in Heppner to get acquainted with the people here and ! held services at the Episcopal church ; last evening, and is also speaking to i the people there again tonight. Rev. i Goldie is a recent arrival from Scot- , land, is a very pleasant Christian gentleman and has been given a warm reception by the people of his church here. Work is progressing nicely with the grading on the Heppner-Hardman market road in the vicinity of the Hendrix ranch and it wilt not be long before that section of the road is ready for surfacing. The new rock pit is being opened up and the rock crusher and bins will be installed just as soon as the work on the quarry is completed. The changes being work ed out on that part of the road will make it very much easier to get over the hill to Rhea creek. Robert Notson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Notson of this city, on the first lap of his itinerary with the Wil lamette University debating team. writes his parents that he 'as hc:d up by a big blizzard in Montana, and the team would not be able to meet their first engagement. They were unfortunate in meeting up with the severe weather conditions prevailing in the middle west at present, but as they proceed on the rounds of their schedule they should get away from bad weather, W. L. McCaleb. county road master, who was called to Condon on business the latter part of last week, reports that they had some real wind at that point on Friday. He would not at tempt to start home until it subsided somewhat, for fear that his car would he blown over. He saw cars that had their tops blown oiT. and the wind we expreienced at Heppner was not circumstance to what they had on the high plains about the Gilliam county capital. K. K. Mahoney and wife. Mrs. W A. Richardson and Mrs, W. P. Ma honey, motored to Pendleton on Sat urday, where they nit(t W. P, Muhon ey, returning from Hot Lake. The party returned to Heppner Sunday evening. 'All-of a-Soddea Peggy" Is Well Pre sented by Members of the Student Body, and Is Pronounced One of the Best Ever Given. One of the best yet given ts the general expression of those who at tended the presentation of "AU-of-a-Sudden Peggy" by the high school" students on Tuesday afternoon and evening. This is a light comedy in three acts, and the east had been well chosen, this being specially true of the leading characters, and Mrs. Ber nice Dafoe Hopper, who coached the young folks, is entitled to all the praise she has received for the man ner in which she handled the play and brought out the interpretation of the various parts. Phillip Mahoney, as Anthony, Lord Crackenthorpe, a fellow of the En tomological Society, was ably assist ed in his research work by Rose Hirl as Mrs. O'Mara, and together they were enabled to make very important discoveries regarding that wonderful insect, the spider, and their associa tions naturally led them to become very intimate. But the suddenness of Peggy O'Mara, a character fully sustained by Dorothy Hill, came near precipitating the family of Lord Crackenthorpe in difficulties from which they were only saved by Peggy taking up with the Hon. Jimmy Kep pel, brother of Anthony,, and being saved from marrying that worthy the outcome of a scheme of the elder brother of Lady Crackenthorpe, pre sented by Carl Cason, who had plan ned to save Anthony from the de signs of Peggy by introducing her to Jimmy and then announcing through the papers that these two had become married. It had become a very diffi cult situation for all parties concern ed and of course was very distressing to the mother of Anthony and Jimmy, who was much opposed to the 0 Maras anyway. Bern ice Sigsbee as Lady Crackenthorpe, and Velma Case as MiHieent Keppet, were each good and sustained the important charac ters in a splendid manner. Miilicent rather helped her brother along in bringing about a situation that solved the problem of the family, but "the suddenness of consequences" and the "consequences of suddenness' final ly brought the play to a happy climax and all ended well. As Jimmy Keppel, William Gilliam did well, having a rather hard part to carry out. Carl Cason made his part stand out prominently and although he got things muddled up somewhat, it was "all for the good of the family as anyone eould readily J see. Phillip Mahoney and Rose Hlrl make a team that is hard to beat, and their parts created ranch merriment, while Dorothy Hill interpreted the character of Peggy in a manner that could not be well excelled in the ama teur class. Minor parts were taken by Austin Smith as Parker, Reid Bu seick as Lucas, servants in the house hold, and Helen Curran as the Hon. Mrs. Colquhoun, who appeared in one scene only, and this for the pur pose of creating a little scandal and increasing the suspicions of the Crackenthorpe family that all was was not as it should be between Jim my and Peggy. Sigvard Franzen took the part of Jack Menzies, friend of Jimmy. Preceding the performance, there was good music, furnished by Mr. Mather and Stanley Peterson, ftnd be tween acts the following girls from the high school chorus ga-e a medley from the musical comedy "The Glass Slipper": Veima Case, Leola Bennett, Mary Crawford, Helen Curran, Violet Hynd, Marguerite Hisler and Bernice Woodson, accompanist. A special be tween acts 2 and 3 was "Where My Caravan Has Rested," a violin obliga te by Stanley Peterson and Velma Case, and Miss Case gave a musical reading "In the Usual Way." The play was well patronized by the Heppner folks, both the afternoon matinee and the evening performance being greeted by large crowds. The financial returns were good, and all concerned are happy over the results. Telephone Serenade In 1876 Day's Best Joke Editorial In New York Paper Forty- Seven Years Ago Suggests Some I ses For the Telephone. The full significance of a new in vention is not always appreciated at the time. An instance of this is in an editorial printed in one of the prominent New York newspapers on November 9, 1S7A, regarding the new telephone which Alexander Graham Bell had exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The edi torial began appreciatively by saying, "The telephone is ft new instrument of electrical science, more likely than some of the rest to find immediate use." But that the telephone had to create its own demand, like many oth er new things, and itself develop the larger life which now gives occasion for its service is evident from the climax of the editorial. In closing the writer says, "Of what use is such an invention? Well, there may be occasions of state when it is necessary for otVicials who art; far apart to talk with each other without the interference of an operator. Or, some lover may wih to pop th ques tion directly into the ear of a tady nd hear for himself her reply, though miles away; it is not for us to guess how courtship will bo carried on In the twentieth century. It has been said that the human voir has been conveyed by this contrivance over a circuit of sity miles. Muic can b readily transmitted! Think of sere nading by telegraph!" (il Y FRENCH WES. Guy French, brother of Dlllard French, died Sunday at bin home on Nutter creek. Complications devel oping from an attack of influenca cuust-d his death. Mr. French U sur vived by a wife and three children. Pendleton Tribune.