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Volume 40, Number 1. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 29, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Raid on Moonshlnere MeeU With Re
sistance When Officers Are Unex
pectedly Fired On. Several Shots
Not nearly so big a battle as one
would be led to believe had taken
place from reading published reports
In outside papors and listening to the
talk on the streets, took place down
in the Juniper canyon district, about
a mile and a half south of the Jas.
Carty ranch house on Monday, just
about noon, between Deputy Sheriff
T. , Chidsey, District Attorney Not
son and Paui McDuffee, son of Sher
iff McDuffee, on the one hand, and a
party, answering well the description
of one of the Strait brothers, on the
The officers had gone to this vicin
ity several days before and located
the still but found no one present
there at that time. They did find
everything in preparation for the
making of a run of liquor, and fig
ured that it would be a certain num
ber of days when the parties interest
ed would be at the plant and take off
the run. This time would be about
Monday of this week, hence the offi
cer's appearance down there at the
time mentioned. In approaching the
camp, and when yet some little dis
tance away, they spied the man not
far from the still, carrying what
they took to be a bucket, but this
later proved to be the boiler to the
stilt, and was found at the point
where he stood and did the shooting,
when the officers visited the spot on
Tueaday. The officers had come up
out of the ditch, onto the higher land,
McDuffee being below Chidsey and
Notion and a little in the lead when
themoonohiner was discovered. At
sight of the officers, he dropped his
burden and brought his gun into ac
tion, McDuffee firing simultaneously
and there was an exchange between
them of some three or four shots.
NoUon carried a rifle and Chidsey a
revolver. When the shooting began,
Chidsey took the rifle from Notson,
getting in a shot at the outlaw, who
tired in return, the bullet singing
over the heads of Chidsey and Not
son, when he ducked and beat it.
There was another man at the still
who was armed, and further away on
the side of the hill were two others,
both armed. Not being well supplied
with ammunition, the officers retreat
ed and awaited developments for a
short time. The moonshiners ap
peared to be armed with high powered
rifles, at least the fellow who did the
shooting had this character of gun.
Going to the Carty residence, Dep
uty Chidsey made a report by phone
to Heppner and called for additional
help, Marshal Devin and Walter Ca
son responding. In the meantime the
moonshiners had disappeared and they
could not be located Monday evening
or Tuesday morning. Deputy Chid
sey and an assistant went on down
to the ferry at Boulder, hoping to
catch one of the fellows there, but he
evidently beat them and made it
across Into Washington.
Additional deputies went down on
Tuesday and a thorough hunt was
made but none of the men were lo
cated. Some of the mash and a part
of the outfit were brought to town,
and the landing of the moonshiners
will be an event to take place in the
future. There is pretty good evi
dence, so the report has it, that at
least eight people are implicated in
the making of moonshine down in this
vicinity. The still was located up a
draw that comes into Juniper canyon
at a point not far from where the Old
Oregon Trail takes up over the hill
to the cast, and about a mile and a
half from the Carty house. It had
been formerly located over west of
Juniper, but as It is the habit of these
fellows, they never keep their plant
in operation long at any one point,
so this one had been recently moved
to the new location.
Paul McDuffee seems to have boon
the hero in this battle. He had never
been under fire before, but he faced
the music like a veteran and showed
himself full of fight, his only regret
being that he did not have a gun suf
ficiently powerful to have done more
effective work. It is regrettable that
the officers failed to land their men
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
BENEFIT HEPPNER OF BALL TEAM
A GOOD TIME AND A GOOD CAUSE
GOOD MUSIC AND MANAGEMENT
FIRST GAME OF THE SEASOON
Condon vs. Heppner
Sunday, April 1st
Elbert Cox Bumped
When Crossing Track
Creamery Company's Car Demolished
Friday Evening. Driver Not
Elbert Cox, who drives the delivery
truck for Morrow County Creamery
Co., got bumped while crossing the
tracks at the depot ground on Friday
evening last, and his car was quite
thoroughly demolished, necessitating
repairs that will cost $100 or more.
Mr. Cox had been at home for a
short time before the train arrived,
and waiting for the cars to come in,
he started for the depot to get the
usual cream shipments. Coming up
the track at the crossing at the west
end of the old M. C. L. A T. Co. ware
house, he put the car in low and pro
ceeded to cross over. The train crew
was busy switching further up the
track between the other warehouses
and Mr. Cox did not realize they were
so near to him as the view was ob
srured by some box cars, and when
well onto the track he was struck
amidships, the auto being pushed for
a distance of about 90 feet before the
train came to a stop. In the mean
time Cox jumped out of the car, re
ceiving injuries to his back that made
him pretty sore for a few days. The
car is now undergoing repairs at the
Latourell Auto Co. shop and will be
on the job again soon, tho it was a
pretty sorry looking affair when
brought up to town.
Eastern Star Has Re
ception For Joe Waters
At the special meeting of Ruth
Chapter No. 32, O. E. S. held at Ma
sonic halt last evening for the pur
pose of electing an associate conduct
ress, Mrs. Beatrice Penland was elect
ed, and her installation, with that of
some other, officers, will take place at
the next regular meeting. There-was
a large attendance of members pres
ent, and following the election an in
formal reception was tendered Patron
J. A. Waters, who will be leaving
Heppner Boon. In a neat little speech
Mr. Waters was prsented a pair of
emblematic cuff links by Mrs. C. W.
Shurto, the gift of the chapter, by
which it fs hoped that he will be long
reminded of the many warm friend
ships formed through his faithful and
intimate association with the order.
Joe says that this came to him as a
"deception" TKther than a reeeptio.:,
as he had no intimation that he was
to be made the chief guest of honor of
the meeting. There was also a short
musical program in which instrumen
tal numbers on the piano were given
by Kathleen Mahoney and Willetta
Barratt, and Velma Case sang. A
banquet of good things was a fitting
ending to the evening's entertain
ment. Will Bold Window Sale.
The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will hold a window sale
of good things to eat at Humphreys
Drug Co. store on Saturday, the 31st.
Contributions of members and friends
A small son of N. F. Lawson, who
resides out south of Heppner, fell
from a horse on Tuesday and suffered
a broken collar bone. Dr. McMurdo
fixed him up and he is mending rap
idly. on this trip, but this is not the first
time the moonshiner has made his
get-away, and under the circum
stances there is no censure to be at
tached to the sheriff's office. We know
there are many brave men in Hepp
ner who can see how the capture of
such criminals is an easy thing, and
can tell just how it ought to be done,
but they prefer to do their work on
the sidewalk in town, rather than be
called into action and have to go out
jnto the wilds after the fellow that
would just as soon as not shoot the
officer down. Not many of us fancy
(this job, and there are not many of
us that are going to run into it if we
can avoid it.
This is the first gun fight to be put
up against the Morrow county officers
in their efforts to run in the illicit
liquor traffickers, but as the law
tightens down on the violators it can
be expected that they will become
McKoberts Caac Settled la Short
Term of Circuit Court Here Laat
of the Week. Several Civil Cases
on Docket Settled or Dismissed.
The principal event of interest be
fore Judge Phelps in circuit court at
this place on Friday was the hearing
involving the custody of the children
of Wm. Mc Roberts and his former
wife, Millie O'Hourke, this being the
only matter coming up for trial. At
the separation of the couple about
two years ago the three minor chil
dren were placed in the custody of
the father, and Mrs. O'Rourke insti
tuted proceedings to have them turn
ed over to her.
A number of witnesses were heard
on behalf of both parties and consid
erable testimony that had been offered
in the divorce trial was gone over.
The court, in passing on the matter,
and after a private Interview with
the eldest child, a daughter, decided
that she should go with her mother
afr the close of school at Heppner,
and the two little boys will remain
with the father. This arrangement,
the court announced, was temporary
'mly, and future circumstances will
determine what action may be taken.
The docket was called and disposi
tion of other cases made as follows:
Morrow County vs. Joe Rector and
L. V, Gentry; settled and dismissed.
This was a suit for condemnation of
right of way.
Geo. R. White and A. F. Kerber vs.
Advance-Rumley Thresher Co.; dis
missed. Frank Turner vs. R. W. Owen and
C. J. Osmin; aciton on note; settled
W. C. Brown vs. H. A. Edmonds; ac
tion on note; default and judgment.
E. W. Moyer vs. Dick Robinett and
R. W. Synder; action on note; set
tled and dismissed.
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Bank vs. G. W. Moore, settled and
A. D. McMurdo vs. Henry Bo ten and
Delia Roten; settled and dismissed.
Snell & Lemon vs. Geo. McDuffee,
sheriff; replevin; setlted and dis
missed. Stat Industrial Accident Commis
sion vs. J,ln T. and Dan McDevitt;
ds 'c- 5
Bank of Calfornia vs. C. N. Jones;
action on note; dismissed.
Minor & Krebs vs. McEntire Bros.,
injunction suit; dismissed.
Mary D. Mcllaley vs. Sherman
Wakefield; foreclosure proceedings;
2 cases; dismissed on plaintiff's mo
tion. Bank of lone vs. C. C. Chick; dis
missed. W. A. Murchie vs. Olive Paine;
Attorneys present from Pendleton
wure Edward Clark of the firm of
Peterson, Bishop & Clark, and Alger
Fee of Fee & Fee. J. S. Beckwith,
court reporter, was also in attend
LOCAL n ITEMS
Conductor Bender of the branch
line has been transferred to Portland
and will likely have a run out of the
city to Pendleton. He and his fam
ily expect to leave Heppner on Sun
day and will again take up their res
idence In Portland where they have a
home. The move seemed to be ad
visable on account of Mrs. Bender's
health, her physician requesting that
she seek a lower altitude, though they
regret very much to leave this city
where they have formed many warm
friendships since coming here a cou
ple of years ago.
Mrs. Mildred McMahon of Browns
ville, state president of the Rebekah
Assembly, was present at Lexington
on Friday evening last, to participate
in the district convention of the or
der held there. Mrs. McMahon is very
bright in the work of the Rebekah
lodge and gave an interesting and
Mrs. C. C. Chick is reported to be
quite a bit better today. She was able
to leave her room yesterday and take
dinner with the family at the table,
and there is hope now that she may
be out again before many days, an
announcement that is received with
pleasure by her many friends.
Mrs. Edward Rietmann Is at the
Heppner Surgical hospital, recover
ing from the effects of an operation
for appendicitis. Mrs. Rietmann has
been afflicted with the trouble for
some time, but her rapid recovery is
expected by her physician.
For the removal of gall stones, Mrs.
Arthur Hunt was operated on at the
Heppner Surgical hospital last Thurs
day, and is now reported to be getting
Mrs. R. W. Turner arrived home
on Friday from Hot Lake, being quite
well recovered from the serious oper
ation she underwent at, the sanitar
ium there, and much improved in
Misses Doris Mahoney and Helen
Bnrratt, students at O, A. C. returned
to their studies the end of the week,
after spending the Easter vacation
with their parents In this city.
Born At the maternity home of
Mrs. G. C. Aiken in this city, Friday,
March 23, lt23, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Miller of Lexington, a daughter. All
reported to be doing fine.
Postmaster Smead is able to be on
the job again after a couple of weeks
tussle with the flu. He docs not feel
nny too much like work at that, but
is improving day by day.
Humphreys Drug Company are mak
ing the intferior of their store look
nice and clean by the application of
new paint. Ed Berry and Jim Cox
are the decorators.
O. E. Johnson was down from his
farm on Rock creek, south of Hard
man, Monday to pay taxes and close
up a deal for some more land ad
joining his ranch.
Mrs. Karl Farnsworth drove up
from their home at Rhea Siding on
Wednesday evening for a short visit
I with relatives here,
Mosaic Diseases Caused
By Lowly Animal Forms
Important Crops Attacked Are To
matoes, Potatoes and Other
Members of Family.
The cause of the mosaic diseases ts
a lowly protozoa, according to a re
port received by the botany depart
ment at O. A. C. This organism,
which is the simplest ferm of animal
life, has been found in the tissues of
plants affected by the mosaic. The
discovery is considered one of the
most important in the field of plant
pathology in recent times.
"The latest report came from the
Michigan agricultural experiment sta
tion, and it seems to be confirmed by
the fact that men at widely different
points have obtained simitar results,"
said C. E. Owens, associate professor
of plant pathology at O. A. C.
"Pictures and a description of the
protozoa were published in a Hawaii
experiment station bulletin in 1921,
and an account of its discovery was
given in two papers read by members
of the plant pathology department at
the University of Wisconsin."
The most important crops attacked
by the mosaics are potatoes, tomatoes
and other members of the same fam
ily. The peach yellows may be an
other form of the same disease.
The disease 1b readily recognized by
mottling of the leaf, sometimes pre
senting beautiful mosaic structure,
from which the name "mosaic" is
taken. Affected leaves remain on the
plant for a time, but eventually lose
all tl.eir coloring. Curling of the
leaves, resembling the curling pro
duced by green aphids, is another
symptom of the mosaic.
The Calkins Machine
Being Well Received
C. C. Calkins arrived home on Sun
day from Spokane, where he has es
tablished headquarters for the manu
facture and distribution of his wheat
treating machine. He will spend a
few days here, fn the meantime mak
ing disposition of his residence prop
erty, and then will move his family
to Spokane to reside, having resigned
as county agent for Morrow county.
Mr. Calkins states that he is well
pleased with the manner in which his
machine for the dry treating of wheat
is being received, and the prospects
are that the demand will be such that
it will call for the establishing of a
plant devoted exclusively to its man
ufacture, and this the Calkins Ma
chine Co. is figuring on doing. The
success with which the machine is
meeting is cause for congratulation,
and the friends of Mr. Calkins in this
county, while regretting to see him
leave his work here, are glad that he
is getting into a good business, and
one which has been the result of his
E. G. Slocum, while returning to
his home at Lexington on Friday eve
ning from Heppner, drove his car into
the ditch along the highway and had
to be helped out. The failure of a
party driving another car to turn out
in time, forced Mr. Slocum over on
the shoulder of the highway, and in
order to save tlje car he turned off
directly into the ditch. Mrs. Slocum
and Mrs. Fred Lucas were in the car.
No damage was done, and Mr. Slocum
was assisted out of the difficulty by
K. L. Benge who was behind the car
that crowded him off the road.
Charley Vaughn returned home last
evening from Portland, where he has
been spending the past ten days.
Tum-A-Lum to Install
Machinery In Heppner
This paper is Informed by Mr.
Wirti, auditor of the Tum-A-Lum
Lumber Co., who was in the city dur
ing the week, that they will install a
complete planing mill in connection
with their Heppner yards. This ac
tion is taken on their part as they
believe that the time is now at hand
when there will be a large expansion
in the business, and building will be
come much more active. Business
conditions are improving day by day,
and Mr. Wirti states that his com
pany wishes to be in position to go
out after their share.
The little daughter of W. Osborn,
battery man at Cohn Auto Co., fell
from a chair at their home on Thurs
day last and broke her arm at the
elbow. The break is quite serious
but the child, who is a little over two
years of age, will doubtless recover
from its effects and suffer no bad
John B. Carmichael of Lexington
was in Heppner Tuesday to hold an
interview with the tax gatherer. He
rojoicos over tho advent of pleasant
From April 1st, the following prices
MILK, per quart, 12 1-2 Cts.
This is to be on the basis of Strictly Cash.,
CREAM TICKETS $2.60
For 16Ji Pints
Our milk is delivered from tubercular
tested cows is strictly pure.
OF BALL TOSSERS
Manager Van Marter Believe! That
Fin Bunch of Local. Will be De
veloped. Captain Aiken Will Face
Condon With Strong Team Sunday.
The initial ball gama of the season
is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at
Gentry Field, when the locals will go
up agaiast the Wheat City team from
Condon. The home team will be com
posed entirely of local talent, and it
is the hope of Manager Van Marter
that he may be able to keep it thus,
though Kt may be called upon to send
out for a man to help in the pitcher's
box, as one man cannot make it thru
the season. Yet there may be devel
opments that will not make this nec
essary, i There was a tryout of play
ers on die local field last Sunday, and
Captain. Aiken is sure that he can
produce, winners from the material
that is available. He is putting them
through the drill and they should
make good from present indications.
L. G. Drake, who pitched for Hood
River hut season, may go in the box
here, but this has not been decided
on. The line-up is as follows for the
Sunday game, with a possibility that
either Broughton or Solyan, who
pitched for Heppner last season, and
are available for this year, may be
pressed into service: Finch, catcher;
Aiken, 1st; Ulrich, formerly playing
with St. Paul, Minn., city league, 2nd;
Van Marter, 3rd; Drake ss; Gay An
derson, Paul Aiken and Dallas Ward,
in the field.
Red Cross Meeting
An Important Red Cross meeting,
Morrow County Chapter, will be held
at the office of the county nurse in
I. O. O. F. building on Wednesday eve
ning, April 4, at 7:30.
A complete report of the work will
be made at this meeting and all in
terested will be welcomed. Directors
and officers of the chapter must be
theie if possible. The meeting is a
most important one.
Tom Craig was up to the city yes
terday to pay his taxes. He states
that since the weather has turned
warmer the wheat in his part of the
county north of lone is jumping. It
is beginning to get a little dry for
successful plowing and Mr. Craig
hopes for rains before long, though
he has his spring plowing all done,
Mrs. F. D. Cox, Jr., of Lexington,
was orated on at the Moore hospi
tal in this city Tuesday morning for
appendicitis, Dr. Chick of Heppner,
assisted by Dr. Walker of lone, per
forming the operation Mrs. Cox is
reported to be getting along welt at
Sheriff McDuffee arrived home on
Sunday from Hot Lake, where he was
a patient at the sanitarium of Dr.
Phy. Several weeks ago he under
went an operation for the removal of
gall stones, and his recovery has been
quite rapid since.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh O'Rourke of
Pleasant Valley, Baker county, were
in the city the last of the week. Mrs.
O'Rourke was called here to attend
to matters before the circuit court in
session Thursday and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Bergstrom of
Fight Mile spent several hours in
this city on Monday.
New Train Schedule
On Branch Sunday
A new schedule for the departure
and arrival of trains at Heppner went
into effect on Sunday last, and the
train now leaves at 8:30 a. m. and
arrives 4:10 p. m., going out one half
hour later than usual and arriving a
half hour earlier. The mail at the
postoffice closes at 8 instead of 7:30
as heretofore, but it would be an ac
comodation to the help in the post
ortice to have the public get their mail
in just as early as possible.
Postmaster Smead also informs us
that he has posted new notices call
ing for bids for the carrying of let
ter and paper mail on the proposed
star route between Heppner and Ar
lington, the bids to cover automobile
transportation. The establishing 'of
this new route over the Oregon
Washington highway will depend,
however, on the bids received, as
heretofore they have been considered
too high by the department at Wash
ington. W. J. Davis, who is a leading con
tractor and builder of Lexington, was
called to this city on business Tuesday.
County Convention at Lexington Last
Friday Was Well Attended From
All Parts of County Assembly
President Gives Fine Addresses.
Without doubt one of the most suc
cessful Rebekah conventions ever
held in Morrow county was the one
at Lexington on last Friday afternoon
and evening. The purpose of holding
the convention at this particular time
was to entertain the state president
of the Rebekah Assembly, Mrs. Mil
Mrs. McMahon came to the Morrow
county membership as a loving mes
senger bearing much valuable infor
mation and leaving each individual
overwhelmed with enthusiasm for the
year's work ahead. Her talks both
in the afternoon and evening were
A. M. Phelps, who is at present
Grand Herald of the subordinate
lodges of Oregon, in responding to
Mrs. McMahon's speech in the eve- i
ning, said that he never had heard so
fine a talk on the Rebekah and I. O.
O. F. work. Mrs. McMahon was pre
sented with a bouquet of red carna
tions from San Souci lodge of Hepp
ner. The good wishes of every Mor
row county member accompanied Mrs.
McMahon from Lexington.
Following is a general report of
hte business of the convention:
Meeting was opened at 1:30 p. m.
by regular officers of Lexington lodge
who immediately surrendered their
chairs to the officers of the conven
tion, Etta Bristow of lone, chairman;
Elizabeth Campbell, vice chairman;
Rose Phelps, warden; Mary Swan
son, conductor; Florence Hughes,
chaplain; Minnie Zochert, secretary,
and May Burchell, inside guardian.
Chairman appointed the following
committees : . Memorial, resolutions,
question box, secret work, press and
A short recess was declared during
which time the president arrived. Af
ter recess she was introduced and
The various lodges gave their re
ports and exemplified different phases
of the ritualistic work.
The following officers were elected
for next year:
Chairman, Mrs. Brown, lone; vice
chairman, Ora Wyland, Hardman;
secretary-treasurer, Lillian Turner,
lone cordially invited the county
lodges to their city for 1924.
At :30 one of the finest banquets
that the county has ever been privil
edged to enjoy was spread in the
dining room. The Lexington mem
bership ia less than thirty but they
needed no outside help to make ev
erything they planned a complete
success. Right here San Souci wishes
to thank the sister lodge for her hos
pitality and untiring efforts to put
the whole event over in good shape.
After the banquet the following
program was given :
Violin and piano selections, Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Turner.
Vocal solo, Neva Clabough.
Vocal solo, Margaret Jones.
Vocal duet, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tur
ner. Vocal solo, Delbert Clabough.
Reading, Miss Brown.
Solo, Mrs. WTalker.
Mirimba and piano, Mrs. White and
The members then retird to the
lodge hall wher ethey had the pleas
ure of witnessing the regree work
put on in a most creditable manner
by the lone lodge. These sisters de
serve especial praise for the befitting
way in which they have the ritualistic
work committed. Two members from
lone received certificates of perfec
tion on rendering the unwritten work
letter perfect, viz., Etta Bristow and
After the new officers took their
chairs hte meeting adjourned at 11:30
p. m. with the good wishes from all
to our neighboring town.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Easter services next Sunday. A
sunrise prayer service at 6 o'clock.
The young people have prepared a
splendid program for this early hour.
Bible School at 10. Another Easter
service in song and sermon at 11.
Sermon subject, "The Visit of the
Women to the Tomb." A very inspir
ing message. Do not miss this ser
vice. Junior C. E. at 5:30. Young peo
ple's C. E. at 6:30. Preaching ser
vices at 7:30. Sermon subject "The
Come and have a share in the in
spiration of these services.
E. A. PALMER.
GARDEN SOIL TO BE FINE,
SMOOTH, FREE FROM CLODS
The successful gardener knows that
all time spent in putting the soil in
fine physical condition is used to
good advantage. Vegetable seeds are
small, and in order for them to ger
minate evenly in the seed-bed and
promote a uniform stand of plants,
the soil must be fine, smooth, and free
from coarse material such as clods,
rocks, sticks, and strawy matter.
Such a soil condition can be obtained
only by diligent work in pulverizing
the ground thoroughly and afterwards
harrowing or raking it well.
Soils of a light character can be
well prepared by spring working but
the work should not be hurrid. Hur
rying the work through in the spring
is often responsible for soils being
plowed or spaded when too wet. In
any event the plow or spade should
be followed by a thorough disking,
harrowing, and pulverising when the
moisture is right.
Anthony J. Frits, who represents a
building and loan association of Port
land, was over from Pendleton for a
day or two the first of the week. His
company has a number of clients in
this eity. He returned to Pendleton
on Tuesday, in company with Jimmy
Wilson, who will return with a new
Chevrolet that he has disposed of
Local Girl Makes Uni
versity Debating Team
Miss Margaret Woodson On of Two
Freshmea to Be Chosen This
Year., Honor Una anal.
Miss Margaret Woodson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Woodson of this
city, who is a freshman at the Uni
versity of Oregon, has made the var
sity debate team, and wilt be one of
the team representing U. of O. in de
bate with the University of Wash
ington at Seattle on April 24th. Be
ing one of the youngest of her class,
Miss Woodson has won this distinc
tion on her merits, not being unac
customed, however, to debating, as
she represented the Heppner high
school in the inter scholastic debate
at Eugene last year. Another mem
ber of the University team is also
from Miss Woodson's class, and an
Eastern Oregon girl, and she feels
that it is quite a distinction to have
two members of the team freshmen
and from this part of the state.
Claude Sigsbee and Allan Case, tiro
young men of Heppner who have been
absent during the winter, returned
home on Tuesday. Mr. Sigsbee has
been at work in Portland and has
come up to secure work during the
shearing season, while Mr. Case has
been a student at Linn vi lie college,
McMinnville, and was compelled to
give up his studies for a time because
Vaudeville Is For Bene
fit of Heppner Library
For the benefit of Heppner library
there will be a big vaudeville pre
sented at Star theatre on next Tuea
day evening. It will be something
ih-A you cannot afford to miaa. There
will be colonial minuets, ladies' quar
tette, songs and dances, athletic
events and many other attractions, in
cluding a difficult surgical operation
performed by a prominent local sor
geon in lull view of the audience.
Watch for further announcements but
don't fail to be there and enjoy the
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Easter Cantata, 10:30 a. m.
Christian Endeavor, 6:30 p. m.
A revival broke out last Sunday
evening, people finding Christ as their
feaviour. Meetings will continue ev
ery night at 7:30 except Saturday
until further notice. Prayer meet
ings are being held every morning in
3 sections of the city at 10 o'clock and
we invite every Christian to attend
and pray for souls. Announcements
of these meetings will be made every
People accepting Christ will have
their church preference.
Christ came to seek and to save
those which were lost. He finds
many, expecting them to help find
You are welcome at all services.
J. R. L. HAS LAM, Pastor.
Messrs. A. W. Cobb and C. White
of Boardman spent yesterday in
Heppner, having business to attend
to at the county seat. A. W. tried to
make us think that they were re
sponsible for bringing the fine sun
shine to Heppner, but they were just
a few days late, this bright weather
having hit us along about Sunday.
Down Boardman way they only got
ahead of us a day or two, but things
are booming there now and the alfal
fa is growing in the fields by jumps.
Baled hay has been a good price on
the project is better than $20 a ton
now, and Mr. Cobb states this makes
the people out there feel good. He
hopes to see this good price prevail
for another year.
WANTED ORCHESTRA PLAY
ERS If you play the violin, cornet,
trombone, clarinet, saxophone, or any
other instrument, there is a place for
you in the Federated S. S. orchestra.
Come, and bring your instrument, at
9:45 Sunday morning.
Tommy Gill underwent a minor and
a major operation during the past
eik and is now recovering satisfac
torily at the Heppner Surgical hos
pital, where he is a patient.
Prophet & Co.
LADIES' AND GENT'S FURNISHING
GOODS, HATS, CAPS, SHOES
FANCY SATEEN 40c Yard
PERCALES 25c Yard
SILK HOSE 85c Pair
GET OUR PRICES
A General Line of Brooms Priced at
75c -90c -$1.10
WOOL SALES ARE
Better Than 306.000 Pounds Contract
ed at This Place Saturday. Prices
Paid 40 to 42 Cents. Flurry Seems
Over For the Present Tim.
There was a flurry In the wool mar
ket at Heppner on Saturday, when J.
A. Funk of Enterprise and W. W.
Smead of this city started to buying
for the firm of Hallowetl, Jones A
Donald, Boston wool dealers, and it
looked like there would be a general
scramble to sell at the prices offered.
The coarser wools brought 40 cents
and the finer grades were bid at 42,
the contracts calling for a deposit of
$1 per fleece when signed, and there
was something over 300.000 pounds
of the Morrow county 1923 clip dis
posed of at these figures. This is con
sidered a good price, but there were
a great number of the wool men who
refused to contract. Whether they
will be able to get a better offer later
remains to be seen, but there seems
to be the impression that the market
will move up, rather than down, and
a cent or more on the above prices
may be realized.
The producers of fine wools were
not satisfied with this offer, and they
have formed a pool, already having
close to 200,000 pounds signed up.
For the fine and eleaner class of
wools, these men feel that they are
entitled to a better price, and will
hold for it, endeavoring to keep a
sufficient quantity in the pool that
will demand the stronger bid.
Just now the Boston buyers are off
the job, and Mr. Smead is not in
formed when they will be in the mar
ket for the Heppner clips again.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day April 1st.
"The world's best seller, is the Bi
ble; the world's biggest business is
religion, and the world's greatest man
is the Christian. It is to our best
interest to try all of these. Begin
Easter Sunday by coming to the ser
vices and worshipping. Bible School
at 10 o'clock. Communion and preach
ing at 11 o'clock. Junior Christian
Endeavor at 3, Senior Chrstian En
deavor at 6:30 and. preaching again
at 7:30. Tour welcome will be most
cordial at all of these services. Two
vital Easter messages.
We are planning to dedicate the
new church on April 15; keep this
date in mind. We are planning to
m ake it one of th e greatest days
Heppner has ever seen; it will be a
service for all Morrow county. The
Ross Evangelistic company will dedi
cate the church, and will follow with
a great evangelistic campaign lasting
several weeks. Heppner should hold
herself in readiness for these great
The dates of the Chautauqua this
summer will probably be June 22-27.
The dates may vary a day or" two
from these dates, but not more. Rev.
W. O. Livingstone has received a
supply of cardboard banks for the
little folks to use in saving their pen
nies with which to buy their tickets.
Begin to make your plans for the
Chautauqua. There will be a prize
given the community"buying the larg
est number of children's tickets. It
is understood that towns of about the
same population will compete. The
bureau assures us that they have
splendid line of talent for this, sea
son. A large number of people from
lone and Lexington came up to hear
Evangelist Ted Leavitt preach at the
services of the Christian church in
I. O. O. F. hall on Sunday afternoon.
Being interested in the new church
building, also, they made a visit there
while in town. The work is far
enough along on the building now to
get a good idea of what it is to be
when finished, and all efforts are be
ing centered on the idea of getting
the structure ready for dedication on
the 15th of April.
Mr. and Mrs. Dillard French of Big
Butter creek, were visitors in this
city on Monday, tax paying time catl
ing Mr. French to the city.