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Volume 40, Number 2 HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1923 Subscription $2.00 Per Year
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Is Called to His Reward Aften an Ul
Mi Lasting Almost Nine Yean.
Settled In This Section In 1868 and
Reaided Here Since.
Jesse James Adkins was called to
his eternal home on Sunday, April 1,
1923, after a lingering illness of al
most nine yeara. Death came to him
peacefully at his home In this city on
Sunday evening, caused directly by
an attack of influenza which he suf
fered about two weeks ago, and from
which he was not able to rally.
Nine years ago this summer, Mr.
Adkins met with an accident at his
farm on Rhea creek, being thrown
from a horse he was riding, and his
injuries caused paralysis of a por
tion of his body and from that time
on he was an invalid and compelled
to remain in his bed a greater por
tion of the time and never being free
from pain and suffering Through all
these yeara, however, he was patient
and uncomplaining. When it was
Anally settled that his case was be
yond human help he resigned himself
to his fate and patiently awaited the
final summons, never loosing faith in
his God and always patient and cheer
ful. During all this long illness he
was ministered to tenderly by his
faithful and devoted wife and chil
dren, as well as by loving friends who
did all that was possible to make it
pleasant for him and see that his
every want was supplied All these
kindly ministrations Mr. Adkins ap
preciated in a manner that was be
yond his power to express in words
and his heart overflowed with loving
gratitude. In his passing the com
munity lost one of its most honored
and loved citizens and pioneer home
Mr. Adkins settled In what is Mor
row county in 1868, taking up a home
stead a little later. He was married
In November, 1876 to Mary Alice Mc
Clure, and together these two have
lived as pioneers of this section and
helped in making the community what
it is today. The old home place on
Khea creek was disposed of several
years ago, some time after Mr. Ad
kins was injured, and they have made
their home In Heppner since that
Three daughters and one son pre
ceded the father to their home be
yond. Mrs. Margaret Howard, the
eldest daughter, died in 1015; Ore
E. in 1921; Mrs. Olive Hall in 1909
and Mrs. Bertha Johnson in 1910.
The other members of the family are
three sons. Albert lives at Heppner
and Ralph and Harley live at Aber
Funeral services were held at the
Federated church in this city Tues
day afternoon, being very largely at
tended. Rev. H. 8. Shangle, president
of Columbia College at Milton, long
associated with the deceased In
church work, delivered the funeral
discourse, following which the re
mains were laid to rest in Masonic
At the funeral Tuesday afternoon,
the following sketch prepared and
read by President Shangle, is a fit
expression of the character of Jesse
The appraisment of a man is not to
be found in the number of years he
lives, nor in the health of his body,
but rather in the life he lives and the
character he develops. A man's life
is not a failure simply because he be
comes enfeebled by age or decrepi
tude; any more than a house becomes
no longer a fit habitation after it has
served a useful purpose for 100 years
more or less. When the dwelling be
comes old and delapidated, we leave
it and move into another better suit
ed. Life builds this body in which we
live. Life takes the coarse and per
ishing elements of grain and flesh
and out of these weaves this myster
ious body the house in which we
live. And if life can build this earth
ly houe of our tabernacle, is it not
competent to at last throw off this
house, and build one more glorious?
And this God has promised shall be ,
done. "For we know that if our earth
ly house of this tabernacle were dis
solved, we have a building of God, an
house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens." And "as we have
borne the image of the earthly, we
shall also bear the image of the
Jesse James Adkins was born near
Klrksvillc, Mo., December 14, 1849,
and passed away from his home in
Heppner, Oregon, April 1, 1923, aged
73 years, 3 months and 18 days. In
180B, when he was only 16 years of
age, he came to Lane county, and
three years later to Morrow county,
where he spent the remainder of his
life. On November, 1875, he was mar
ried in Junction City, Oregon, to Miss
Mary Alice McClure. To this union
were born seven children, vis; Mar
garet, Ora E., Bertha A., Olive, Ralph,
Albert and Harley. The flrst four
have already crossed over the river
and are at home with God. The oth
er three are alive, and, with their
mother, are present this day.
Brother Adkins was converted and
Joined the M. E. Church, South, in
1886 in the McRoe schoolhouse at
Eight Mile, at a meeting conducted
by Revs. Mr. Crego and H. F. Dennis.
In this church he lived a devoted and
faithful life until his final passing
away. His membership is now trans
ferred to the Church Triumphant be
yond the stars,
No man In Morrow county was bet
ter known and loved than J. J. Ad
kins. And not alone in Morrow coun
ty, but elsewhere in the Northwest
wus he known and honored for yoars.
For years he was an honored member
of the Board of Trust of Columbia
College at Milton, Oregon. He was
also a member of the Annual Con
ference from time to time, and In all
these positions of trust and service,
he was painstaking, conscientious
and faithful. In his home, In the
community and in the church he will
be missed. But wo know where to
find him, Ills works will follow him.
Pence to the memory of J. J, Adkins.
BACON AND EGGS, hot biscuits
are but two of the dozen Items that
the Kndeavorers of the Christian
church will serve for breakfast at the
Odd Fellows hall from 0 to 9 Satur
"Our Little Wife"
Draws Record Crowd
Uiington High School Play Will Be
Repeated Friday Evening. High
School Auditorium Filled.
A record crowd greeted the pres
entation by the Lexington high achool
on Saturday evening of the laughable
play, "Our Little Wife." The audi
tori urn at the school building was
filled to capacity, and as there were
many who did not get to attend for
some reason or other, the desire was
expressed that the play be repeated,
and this will be done'on Friday eve
ning. We did not learn just who it was
of the faculty that directed the prep
aration of the play, but believe that
the credit for the splendid manner
in which each part was carried out
should be given to Mrs. Wallace Kell
ogg, one of the high school teachers.
It had been necessary, on account of
illness of a member of the cast, to
substitute new talent at a late hour,
but had we not been told of this we
should have been none the wiser
from the manner in which the part
The play was full of action from
start to finish no slow parts and
one continuous round of laughter
greeted the performers. We noticed
that the printed program did not
contain one character, tho reference
was made to him. This was Grandpa,
and Prof. Kellogg did the honors,
and it must be admitted that he was
a pretty frisky old gentleman at that,
and there must have been other "old
ones" in the audience that envied him
as he joined in with the lovely young
ladies in learning to dance some of
the latent steps.
The play was well chosen and was
well presented. Before the curtain,
and during the intervals between acts
there were several musical selections,
both instrumental and vocal The in
strumental music was furnished by
Mr. and Mrs. Hay White and Mr. and
Mrs. J. O. Turner, and Mrs. Brown
and Miss Margaret Jones sang
The three-months-old baby of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Rood was operated
on at the Heppner Surgical hospital
yesterday for strangulated hernia,
and appears to be doing well now,
though it will be a few days yet be
fore the results can be determined.
'Get Vegetable Habit'
Flashes College Radio
Methods and Value of Garden, Broad
casts Man Prone to Balk at
Eating Plant Food.
Points on growing vegetables and
of using them in a health and
strength diet, were featured in the
flrst extension radio program, sent
out Monday night, March 26. The
preliminary announcement of the
purposes and character and this new
service to farmers and other rural
citizens of Oregon were broadcast by
Paul V. Marls, director.
Announcement that this week Ap
ril 2-7 is national garden week for
Oregon was made by A. G. Bouquet,
head of vegetable gardening. A half
dozen cardinal principles in planning
and growing the garden under Ore
gon conditions, followed. The need
for a plan of planting allowing con
tinuous use of the ground either by
long-growing or two short-season
crops were advocated.
Using the green vegetables to sup-
uly lime, iron and other mineral salts
so necessary but often lacking in the
diet, was explained by Mrs. Jessie D.
McComb, state home demonstration
leader. The plants that carry these
in abundance are frequently rich in
the invaluable vitamines and also
supply necessary bulk and succulence.
Lists of vegetables carrying these
protective foods in large and desirable
forms were given. Spinach was flrst
in protective qualities. A little good
natured fun was poked at the mon
members of the family for their re
ported reluctance to eat the foods,
preferring "strong coffee and greasy,
Practical farm and home informa
tion along with some entertainment
features will be broadcast from the
college station by extension and oth
er staff members till further notice.
BUYS UMATILLA COUNTY WOOL
W. J. Beymer, president of the Far
mers A Stockgrowrs National Bank of
this city, was over In the Umatilla
country the past week, and while
there purchased about 150,000 pounds
of wool from growers in the Pilot
Rock and Butter creek sections. The
price reported paid In the majority
of cases was 42V4 cents, which is a
small advance over that paid at Hepp
ner early last week. Mr. Beymer
bought the clips of Mike and Pat
Dohcrty, Frank Chapman, Rugg Bros.,
Chas. Matthews, Hugh Currin, M. G.
Edwards and T. S. Gibson.
G. M. Anderson Suc
ceeds Clerk Joe Waters
Gay M. Anderson, who has been
deputy under J. A. Waters since he
took the office of county clerk, with
the exception of a short time ho was
engaged in war work, was yesterday
appointed to the office of clerk by
the county court, being one of a num
ber of applicants for the place made
vacant by the resignation of Mr.
Mr. Anderson, because of his long
experience in the office, was the logi
cal man for the place, and we believe
that his selection by the court will
give universal satisfaction. He will
hold until the next general election
in 11124. Mr. Anderson has chosen
Mrs. May Case as his deputy and her
appointment was confirmed by the
court. With her long experience in
clerical work, Mrs. Cuse will make an
PAY YOU R DEBTS is a motto of
tho Christian Emlcavorora of the
Christian church. They are serving
a lino breakfast on Saturday morning
from 8 to 9 o'clock, to help pay their
new church pledge, They ask your
patronage) you will be delighted.
y'X BELIEVE I'M Jlp?
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Boardman and lone crossed bats in
a good game of ball at Boardman on
Sunday last, the former winning in
a score of 3 to 4. It was the first
game of the season for Boardman and
they seem to have a strong team, tho
it is stated that the game appeared
to be Ione's up until about the last
inning. These teams will have an
other battle at lone on Sunday, when
the Egg City folks will try to keep
the visitors from getting the long end
of the score.
Mrs. Jeff Jones and daughter. Mrs.
Ellis Henriksen and baby son arrived
on Friday from Oakland. Calif. Mrs.
Jones has been visiting for three
months at the home of her daughter,
and the latter has returned home with
her mother and wilt spend tome time
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney en
joyed a visit this week from Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Warden of Red field, South
Dakota, old time friends who were
on their return home from spending
the winter at Long Beach, California.
They continued on their journey Wed
The prize winners in the ticket sell
ing contest for the library benefit
show were Theodore Thomson and
Lewis Gilliam and Mary McDuffee
and Erma Schule. The boys received
a baseball bat and mit and the girls
boxes of candy.
The baseball benefit dance at the
pavilion on Saturday evening was
well attended, and is pronouncd a
success, socially and financially, the
net result in cash being around $45.
DO YOU EAT BREAKFAST? Then
try another that the Endeavorers will
give in the Odd Fellow's halt on Sat
urday morning. Good menu, moder
ate prices, cafeteria plan.
Joe Si mas arrived from Monument
on Monday, bringing with him his lit
tle daughter who was ill. Under the
proper care of a physician the child
is now getting better.
FOR SALE rigs and shoats from
30 to 60 pounds in weight. Sold in
any number. Inquire Central Mar
ket. Mrs. Ed Keeny of Monument Is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward in
Heppner this week.
Official Clean-Up Day
Comes Next Tuesday
Residents of Heppner are notified
that Tuesday, April 10, has been fixed
by the city council as Clean-Pp Day.
when trucks will be provided by the
city to remove all trash and litter
free of charge.
Bids are also called for from truck
men for the hauling off of the rub
bish. All rubbish must be placed In boxes
or sacks; parcels not to weigh over
200 pounds, and placed where trucks
can get them conveniently. Litter in
piles requiring shoveling will not be
BY ORDER OF CITY COUNCIL.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day, April 8.
Let us make much of Sunday's ser
vices, as they will be the last held In
the Odd Fellow's hall. Let us give
the old building a big farewell. All
the regular services, full of life, pow
er and gospel, Bible School, 10 a. m.,
communion and preaching 11 a. m.
Junior C. E. at 8 p. m.; Senior C. E.
at 8:30 and closing the day with a
song service and gospel message at
7:30 There is something in these
services for you; come and get it
THEN on next Lord'a Day, April
15, will be the great day of our
church's history in this town: the
dedication of tho new building. Be
ginning at 10 o'clock in tha morning,
wo will have a continuous program
until 10 at night All-day dedicatory
services; a basket dinner at noon;
afternoon sorvices; great union
Christian Endeavor services at the
eventide, closing with a wonderful
service in the evening Everyone is
cordially Invited to be in attendance.
The neighboring churches will be re
quested to close and be our guests
for the day. Don't miss It. Music will
bo a groat feature of tho day, or
chestra and choir. Spend the day with
us. Dedication by Floyd Ross. Evan
gelistic meetings follow.
The "weigh" of the Progressive
Human Organism, Like the Automo
bile, Should Be Given Spring-Time
Investigation and Overhauling So
That Xt May Do Its Beat Work..
FREDERICK D. STRICKER, M. D.
Collaborating Epidemolojrist, Stale Board
While passing an automobile service
station the other day, I heard a mo
torist upbraiding the attendant and
sarcastically proclaiming the fact in
a loud voice "Where is the service
that you are talking about all the
time?" Now, Mr. Citizen, while you
are on the alert for service why no
apply it to yourself. Do you know
that you are running your human
mechanism at high speed and are ne
glecting the personal service that is
essential to maintain efficiency? Are
you going to wait until you are forty,
or await the time when serious dam
ages have been done, and the best you
can look for is a little patching up?
Every spring every careful man has
his automobile overhauled and ad
justed because he knows that this iB
a good investment and not an ex
pense. This you recognize as a pru
dent measure The man that waits
until his machine breaks down is
"penny wise and pound foolish." You
can replace the automobile with a new
one when the old one is worn out. The
human mechanism is the greatest ma
chine that we know of and is the re
sult of many ages of development,
but has this handicap that when once
worn out it cannot be replaced.
The importance of properly caring
for this intricate and automatic me
chanism cannot be overestimated. A
careful examination of the records of
human bookkeeping reveals the fact
that the greatest number of deaths
are due to degenerative diseases
which are to a great extent prevent
able. These lives could have been
extended had the human mechanism
been given intelligent care.
The best rule is to have a thorough
physical examination made every
Spring by a competent expert who
can advise you how best to tune up
your vital forces for the ensuing
year. Now is the time! Make 1923
your best year! In the words of the
great scientist Pasteur: "Persevere
in Daily Work; Look Upwards; Ex
plore the Unknown; Strive Always
Live longer by careful and intelli
The dummy for the Hehisch has
been made and will soon be printed.
The engraving contract has been let
to Hicks-Chatten Engraving Co. of
Portland. The annual will be out the
first part of May.
The Patron Teachers Association
will have its regular monthly meeting
The second six weeks of the sec
ond semester ends next week and re
port cards will again be given
Mr and Mrs. Finch, Miss Chambers.
Miss Frasier and Mr. Mather spent
Easter week end in Portland, driving
down in Mr. Finch's car.
Wallace Kellogg, principle of the
Lexington school, was a visitor at H.
H. S. Mondny. Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg
have been elected as teachers in the
Lexington school for next year.
CARD OF THANKS.
To all our friends and neighbors.
who through the long years of illness
and during the last hours and at the
bunai of our beloved husband and
father, were so attentive and freely
offered their help and sympathy, and
also for their many beautiful floral
offerings, we extend our sincere
MRS. ALICE APK1NS.
HA It LEY ADKINS.
MRS. LAURA ADKINS.
W. C. HOWARD and Children.
Attorney Sum E. Van Vnctor camo
up from The Dalles on Wednesday
and is spending todny in Heppner,
looking after legal affairs.
CECIL H ITEMS
Mac, our late weather man who
has tried his hand at,following the
plow, then driving cattle, was last
seen leaving Cecil Monday along with
Geo. Leach, trailing a large band of
ewes and lambs belonging to Minor
& Krebs. They were on their road
to the Minor & Erebs pasture above
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd and son
Herbert of Butterby Flats, accompan
ied by Miss Mildred Henriksen of
Strawberry ranch spent Saturday at
the county seat. The mayor is a busy
man these days among hie lambs and
he declares times are looking better
for the sheep men.
Lon Merrill left the Shepherd's
Rest on Tuesday with a fine band of
ewes for Minor & Thompson's ranch
above H opner. When Lon feels tired
out he jA.d ha would return to the
Shepherd's Rest In a hurry.
Warren Construction Co. expect to
finish up the grading of the highway
between the county line and a mile
or so of the Logan ranch on Willow
creek in a day or two.
John Krebs is a hard working man
rushing round fitting up all their
sheep camps for the herders for their
ewes and lambs are all now out on
Misses Violet Hynd, Blondie Miller
and Doris Mahoney and several gen
tlemen friends of Heppner were the
gusts of the Mayor at Butterby Flats
Harold Ahalt, government trapper,
left Cecil on Saturday for lone in
search of coyotes, for Cecil vicinity
is not offering good trapping at pres
ent. Misses Violet Hynd and Blondie
Miller of Heppner were visiting at
Strawberry ranch, the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Henriksen, on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Smith and son
Billie of lone were visiting with Mrs.
T. H. Lowe at the Highway House
in Cecil on Sunday.
Mrs. T. H. Lowe and daughter. Miss
Annie spent Wednesday with Mrs.
Mary Nash, Sr., at the Leon Logan
home in Four Mile.
H. J. Streeter had the misfortune
to lose one of his best work horses
on Wednesday. The animal died
while at work.
J. W. Osborn was a business man
in Arlington on Thursday and is now
busy plowing his lots in Cecil for a
Misses Annie C. Lowe and Margaret
Krebs, autoed to Heppner on Tues
day and spent the day visiting with
Mrs. Frank Madden of Portland is
spending Easter with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Logan at the Wil
lows. Tuesday, March 27th, was the hot
test day of the Beason. 75 degrees
was registered at Cecil store at noon.
Dwight Misner of Daybreak ranch
near Cecil was a visitor among his
friends on Willow creek Thursday.
Messrs. Mankin and Halfertv of
lone were busy men in Cecil Wed
nesday buying young horses.
Mrs. Karl Farnsworth and family
of Rhea Siding were visiting at the
county sent on Wednesday.
wm. Chandler and sons of Wil
low Creek ranch were county seat
visitors on Wednesday.
J. M. Morrow of Pendleton Marble
Works was doing business in Cecil
vicinity on Tuesday.
Mrs. John Buseick of Heppner and
son Reid made a short stay in Cecil
C. Barnctt of Four Mile was a bus
iness man in Cecil vicinity on Wed
nesday. Cecil was well represented at the
boxing match at Arlington on Satur
RESIGNS AS BANK CASHIER.
S. W. Spencer, who has been cash
er of Farmers & Stockgrowers Na
tional Bank in this city since its or
gunuation, has tendered his resigna
tion, the same taking effect on the
first of this month. This move on
tho part of Mr. Spencer is caused by
his continued illness. For the past
year or more he has been suffering
to such an extent that It is necessary
for him to get away from the confin
ing duties of the bank and out into
the open. He hopes that with proper
treatment and the outdoor life he
will be restored to his former vigor
in a couple or throe months. His
successor has not yet been named by
the bank directors.
80 acres seeded summerfBllow to
be leased. D. E. G1LMAN,
FIED SEED POTATOES
Production of Spuds Here Smaller
Than It Should Be Poor Seed Is
Close of Decrease. Weston Seed
Will Be Brought In by Truck.
Morrow county is not producing its
quota of potatoes as in the past ac
cording to the old residents of the
county. This may be due to several
reasons but one of the outstanding
reasons is that the yields in most
cases are not as good as formerly.
This is not due to a depleted condi
tion of the soil, for we have a very
fertile soil. We are in need of good
seed. Seed that is free from diseases
which cause low yield and off-type
"Infection with some form of wilt
is often the cause of off -type potatoes
and the little ones often are small be
cause of wilt or mosaic," says Pro
fessor G. R. Hyslop of O. A. C. in his
recent bulletin on Seed Potato Im
provement. These diseases cannot be controlled
except by planting clean seed on
ground that has not been planted to
potatoes for three or four years. All
seed potatoes should be treated in a
corrosive sublimate solution to con
trol rhizoctonia and scab even though
good seed ia used.
Since no good seed is grown in
Morrow county the matter of ship
ping in seed was discussed. Ques
tionaires were sent out by the County
Agent to determine the seed needed.
The demand for certified seed was not
sufficient to justify a car load ship
ment so it looked as though each man
would have to buy seed from a list of
certified seed growers furnished by
the County Agent.
Judge Campbell, who is a booster
for certified seed, conceived an idea
that will enable growers to get 80 to
100 sacks which iB a decided help. A
county truck will be sent to Weston
for a load of certified Netted Gems
the last of this week. These will cost
two dollars ($2) a hundred at Wes
ton plus the hauling charges to Hepp
ner. This is thought to be a very
reasonable price for certified seed.
The County Agent believes this seed
will demonstrate its superiority over
local seed it given a fair chance in
good clean soil.
Sixteen sacks of this load had been
spoken for by Monday noon. Further
orders should be phoned to the county
Agent at once as the small supply
cannot last long.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Sermon 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m.
Evangelist Nestor is conducting
meetings every night at 7:30; many
are finding Christ as their Saviour.
These meetings will continue thru
next week. Our young people are
putting new life into the church,
their enthusiasm and talents are
bringing many new people, filling our
Remember, God does not look at
the outward appearance; God looks at
our hearts. Come and worship with
us. J. R. L. HASLAM, Pastor.
P.-T. A. MEETING.
Regular meeting of Patron-Teachers
association Tuesday, April 10.
The following program will be ren
Fifth Grade Song, recitations,
and "Orpheus and Eurydice."
Second Grade Exercises.
Comments by high school teachers.
Please come prepared to pay your
dues, as money for library books is
due this month. Also nomination of
MISS BLANCHE FAHY, Sec.
Wood Harvest Is On
In Hardman Vicinity
Hardman, Ore., April 4. Dear Edi
tor: As we haven't much to do but
cut wood, news being plentiful, I
shall drop you a few lines, as the
wood cutters need blowing up a little.
lhe Knighten brothers are cutting
few hundred cords for Clyde
Wright. Robert Knighten of John
Day is the engineer.
Johnson and Heckman are nutting
up several hundred cords that they
expect to deliver at various points
over Morrow county.
Edgar Matteson, J. R. and Wm.
Smith are cutting wood near the
Hogeland place; while Walton and
Green are at work getting out wood
for Pyle & Grimes on the Parkers
Mill rnnch, Bill Hill being the cook
for these gentlemen.
nillam Greener is cutting wood on
the Jas. Knighten place, expecting
every minute to run the saw on an
other diamond pebble. That's all
right, Bill; keep on sawing wood and
you will find the gems.
Fred Ashbaugh contemplates run
ning his saw mill this season. Wm.
Greener is figuring on doing the log
ging act and the writer aims to haul
sawdust, if lucky enough to get the
There is a good run of salmon in
Rock creek as tho water is plentiful
enough to allow them to come up with
out any trouble.
Uncle Silas Harris has some of his
relatives visiting him at present.
Bill Hill says he would not mind
running the Tyle & Grimes hotel if he
had some place to board. He talks
like he can't cook but we know better
than that because we have been there
to dine with him.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahonev and
children Phillip and Kathleen were
visitors in Pendleton on Saturday.
FOR SALE Or will trade for hoes.
35 head sheep, ewes, lambs, wethers
and buck. W. Harold Mason, lone.
We will take your orders for cut
flowers, potted plants and bulbs.
HUMPHREYS DRUG COMPANY.
Do you need an iron tonic? Eat
greens, spinach, chard, kale almost
any kind of greens except poison ivy.
When you are hungry between
meals "eat" a glass of water.
A Successful Affair
1180 Taken In and Large Audience
Enjoys Every Minute of the
Long Varied Program.
The entertainment on Tuesday at
the htar theater, put on as a benefit
for Heppner public library, was a de
cided success from every point of
view. Every number on the program
brought forth applause and the fact
that 180 was realized is sufficient
proof that the entertainment was
Mrs. Roy Missildine, with other
members of the library board, should
have credit for the untiring efforts
put forth to bring about the enter
tainment and they desire to express
their thanks and appreciation to each
and everyone contributing in any
manner to its success. Mr. Sigsbee
donated the use of the theater; Mes
dames Orve Brown, Bert Stone, W.
R. Irwin and Will Ball made the cos
tumes; Mrs. Earl Gilliam and Mrs.
Fred Farrior donated the cakes that
were awarded aa prizes to certain
performers; Humphreys Drug Co. and
Gilliam k Bisbee gave the prizes to
the children selling tickets; Mrs.
Walter Moore and Mrs. Clair Hopper
assisted with music, Henry Cohn do
nated costumes. Miss Blanche Fahy
drilled the children and Dean Good
man gathered in the "nuts." Besides
these there were numerous other per
formers who should have personal
mention: the little girls who took
part in the Colonial minuet in their
appropriate costumes and performed
so daintily and well, and Dr. McMur
do, who exhibited his skill as a sur
geon and performd a very difficult
operation on Alvin Boyd, ail in plain
view of the audience; the Irish song
and dance by Kathleen Monahan:
monologue by Mr. McCoy and dialogue
ano songs Dy Mrs. Cochran and Mr.
McCoy; song and dance by Marjorie
Clark and Patricia Mahoney; solo
dance by Dorothy Hill; the Mather
trio; the mystery play cast gathered
from the audience by Manager Good
man; athletic act by Clarence Baa
man and song contest.
The financial results of this benefit
will prove a great help to the library
association in placing that organiza
tion on a better basis than hereto
fore, and the board of managers are
indeed thankful to the good people of
Heppner for the splendid manner in
which they responded.
CARE OF TIMBER
By the President of the United States
WHEREAS, the preservation of our
forests, federal, state and private, is
essential to our industrial and com
mercial life, to our strength as a na
tion, and to our individual well-being,
WHEREAS, forest fires, which are
largely the result of carelessness or
thoughtlessness, continue to do great
damage, threatening to deplete and
reduce our forests to the point at
which they can not longer serve the
nation adequately as a source of tim
ber supply or for watershed protec
tion and recreation, and
WHEREAS, the annual observance
of Arbor Day in the states, and the
interest in fire prevention which has
resulted from forest protection week
heretofore, have done much to awak
en the people to the importance both
of planting trees and of perpetuating
the forests that are already estab
lished. THEREFORE, I, WARREN G.
HARDING, president of the United
States, do urge upon the governors of
the various states to designate and
set apart the week of April 22-28, 1923
as forest protection week, and where
ever practicable and not in conflict
with state law or accepted custom, to
make Arbor Day fall within the same
week; and to urge citizens, teachers,
officers of public instruction, commer
cial and other associations, and the
press to unite in thought and effort
for the preservation of the nation's
forest resources by conducting appro
priate exercises and programs and by
publishing information pertaining to
the waste from forest fires and ways
of preventing or reducing such
losses, in order that our forests may
be conserved for the inestimable ser
vice of mankind.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington
this 5th day of March in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and twenty-three, and of
the Independence of the United
States of America the one hun
dred and forty-seventh.
By the President:
CHARLES E. HUGHES,
Secretary of State.
Former Morrow County
Man Dies In Portland
Thos. L. Dorman, for long years
a resident of this county and owner
of a farm on Rhea creek, died on Mon
day evening at his home at 240 84th
Street in Portland, where he has re
sided for the past several years.
His death was the result of heart
trouble from which he had suffered
for some time, and for the past two
and a half months kept him confined
to his bed. His funeral will be held
on Thursday, burial being beside the
grave of his former wife in the Jor
dan Butte cemetery southwest of
lone. Besides his widow, Mr. Dor
man leaves two daughters, Mrs. Wal
ter Nolan of lone and Mrs. Jason Mid
dle of Heppner.
C. C. Calkins and family departed
Saturday afternoon for their new
home at Spokane, Wash., whero they
will reside for a time. From that
point Mr. Calkins will distribute his
machine invented for the dry treat
ment of grain. They have made a
tentative trade with Guy M Ander
son for their Heppner property. While
residents of Heppner, Mr. slid Mrs.
Calkins made many warm friends
here who are sorry that they have
had to leave.
GOES TO COIN
Sonday'i Game Ia Divided Into Two
Sections of Nine and Two Inning,
Heppner Taking First and Condon
Second. Fait Contest Enjoyed.
The large number of fans who wera
present at Gentry field Sunday after
noon to witness the first game of tha
season did not expect to see mora
than one game. However, through an
error by the official score keeper, a
second game of two Innings wae
played. Heppner won the first game
of nine innings by a score of 9-8, but
Condon carried away the honors in
the two-inning game, 6-2. And. of
course, because the official score
keeper was official his eount must
stand in the record of the season.
The game started off fast, and con
tinued peppy all the way through,
with only an occasional loosening up
by both teams. Three local men
crossed the plate in the first, and two
Condon men came home, and tho
Heppner lead of one tallie waa main
tained until the seventh inning when
the order was reversed. After Con
don had been retired in the ninth the
score stood 9-8 in their favor, ac
cording to the fans of both towns who
had been keeping close tab. How
ever, the score keeper had it 8-10 in
the visitors' favor. In an attempt to
overcome the handicap Heppner
brought in two men, making the of
ficial score a tie, but as the fans had
it, 10-9 for Heppner. In order to sat
isfy the score keeper another game of
two innings waa played and Condon
won this, 5-2. No hard feelings were
evident over the mix-up and every-
Doay seemed satisfied, it not being
often that both teams in a contest
The locals showed some real form
at times and there is promise of a
good team. Some of the material ia
new, but will soon be in shape to play
excellent ball Paul Aiken, playing
for the first time with the town team.
distinguished himself by putting out
a home nil in the first inning, and
with Carl Caaon, another youngster,
covered a big territory in the field.
rJroughton and King, the battery,
work like a clock and will make a
The weather was good and the gate
receipts surprisingly large for to
early in the season.
Heppner plays at Condon next Sun
PURCHASE COHN WAREHOUSE.
Messrs. F. R. Brown mnA 1 W
Lowry of this city have closed a deal
for the purchase of the Phill Cohn
warehouse in this city and have taken
charge of the property, expecting to
carry on a general warehouse busi
ness in the handling of grain and
other commodities. A full line of
feed, sacks, poultry supplies and oth
er merchanidse of this order will be
These gentlemen recentlv tonlr nf.
fices in the Gilman building, and this
win oe maintained as their uptown
quarters, and their general insurance
business will be handled from there.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Fine services last Sunday. There
were about thirty at the Easter sun
rise prayer service and all enjoyed
the splendid program, lead by Gladys
The mid-week prayer service la
growing in interest About twenty-
nve were out last week. This is be
ing held by the Lexington Christian
Gospel Team. It is an inspiration to
see them conduct a service The time
is Wednesday evening at 8.
Services next Sunday begin with the
Bible School at 10. Communion and
preaching at 11. Evening services are
set a naif hour later. Junior C. E.
at 6; Senior C. E. at 7; preaching
services at 8.
Let us not allow the busy season to
interfere with our loyalty to Christ.
Let us seek first His Kingdom.
fc. A. FALMER, Minister.
New Christian Church
Dedicated April 15th
The people of the local Christian
church are making extensive plans
in preparation for the dedication of
their new church building on Sun
day, April 15 An all-day service will
be held, beginning at 10 o'clock in
the morning with the Bible School,
and ending with the evening service.
Basket dinner will be served in the
basement and everyone is cordially
invited to be in attendance. All the
churches of the county, will be in
vited to suspend their services for
that day, and be their guests.
Floyd A. Ross of the Ross Evangel
istic Company will dedicate the struc
ture, and will follow with an evan
gelistic campaign for several weeks.
Joe Waters Hailed Into Court.
Retiring county clerk J. A. Waters
was hailed into court on Wednesday
and arraigned before Judge Campbell
where he received his "sentence."
The Judge proceeded to lecture him
and in fitting words expressed to Mr.
Waters the regret of the court house
force that he was leaving, and as an
appreciation of the fellowship that
has existed between Mr. Water and
the rest of the officials and employe
at the county eapitol, he presented
him with a gold mounted fountain pen
the gift of the force, who hud all
quietly gathered into the court room
to witness the pitting of judgment.
It was Joe's last day in court as coun
ty clerk, and Judge Campbell rery
fittingly expressed the regret at hi
departure as well as wishing him well
for the future.
LEXINGTON P.-T. A.
The Lexington Parent-Teacher as
sociation will meet Tuesday evening,
April 10, at 8 o'clock in the Iach
hall A talk will be given on "Recent
School Legislation." There will hn
a program consisting of ruunic and
educational Dlmi. Kvvrybody 1 cor
dially invited to he prevent.
MltS. K. K. UKNNKTT, President.