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Volume 40, Number 6. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Heppner Takes Game
Columbia Highway Us
From Umatilla 5, to 2
ed by Neolithic Man
Spring Cartoonettes HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
TO JOIN KU KLUX
Pendleton Speaker Makes
NO OFFENSE GIVEN
Large Representative Audience la
Criterion of Intereat of
With a frank, deliberate manner
and In deep tonal that carried con
viction, the Rev. W. A. Gressman,
pastor of the First Christian church
of Pendleton, upheld the Ku Klux
Klan before a representative gathering-
of Heppner citizens laitt Friday
night in the Odd Fellows hall. After
opening the meeting with a prayer,
the speaker turned and pointed to the
three links of the I. O. 0. F. on the
wall behind him, and pledged that
all he had to say would adhere to the
principles for which this emblem
stands, Faith, Love and Truth.
"It is not my purpose in coming
here to run down any element, or
cause any hard feelings in any way,"
declared Rev. Gressman. "I shall go
right into the heart of things, first
disclosing the true workings of the
Klan, and then exposing the opposi
tion to it." Following this declara
tion, he immediately sailed into the
subject at hand. His long, lean frame
stretched to its full six feet, four; his
eyes anspping earnestness and sin
cerity through hia glasses, and a
friendly smile continuously playing
around his hard, straight mouth, the
apeaker made an imposing figure of
Klan Started at Atlanta.
The inspiration of reviving the old
Ku Klan had been in the mind of the
originator of the present order for
a great many years, but It was not
till 1U15 that this man, Colonel Wil
liam Joseph Simmons, made his plans
known to a number of former mem
bers of the old Klan, who joined with
him in establishing the new organi
zation at Atlanta, Ga. The first char
ter was received from the state of
Georgia, December 4, 1915. These
are the preliminary steps of organi
sation as set forth in the lecture.
"The purpose of organizing the
Klan at this time wss to combat the
great flood of lawlessness that spread
the entire country, by assisting offi
cers in law enforcement," continued
the speaker. "Then was no idea
then, and there never has been any
idea, of the Klan to take the law into
its own hands, regardless of many
reports to the contrary.
"It's fundamental principle is to
uphold Americanism under the con
atitution. Any act against the con
stitution is against the principles of
the Klan, and no man will be upheld
by tht Klan in any such deed. When
ever the Klsn learns of an unlawful
act committed by any member, that
member is immediately banished from
the order, and the Klan is one of the
first agencies to assist In his just
punishment under the law." This
was the first enlightening disclosure
made by Rev, Gressman of the Klan's
White Supremacy Eiplalnrd.
The speaker then outlined the ob
jects snd purposes of the Klan In full,
which in summarized form are as fol
lows: To cultivate and promote real pa
triotism toward our civil government;
to practice an honorable clanishness
toward each other; to exemplify a
practical benevolence; to shield the
sanctity of the home and the chas
tity of womanhood; to maintain
white supremacy; to teach and faith
fully Inculcate high spiritual phil
osophy through an exalted ritualism.
and by a practical devotedness to con
serve, protect and maintain the dls
tinctive institutions, rights, privil
eges and ideals of a pure American
Ism. One bone of contention stressed J
especially by Rev. Gressman, that of
white supremacy, was defended as
follows: "in upholding the piinoplc
of white supremacy the Klun does
not mean to dominate other rai-es, or I
in any way keep them frcn progivis-
lug. It means only to present i?;
termarriage, that the strain may be
kept pure." He said that other races
by imitation and emulation are priv
ileged to reach the same plane as the
white race without admixtures there
with. In referring to the negro ques
tion he quoted Booker T. Washington,
saying that "in their social relations
the whites and blacks should be as
far apart as the fingers on his hand
when extended, but that In their gov
ernmental relations they should be
as close together as the fingers on his
hand when closed." This teaching
tallies exactly with that of the Klan,
according to the speaker.
In lftying bare the opposition to the
Klan, Kev. Gressman said that it
could be very well explained by the
throe terms, misconception, mlsappre
henslon and misrepresentation. Due
to the fact that the Kmn h not been
seeking publicity for itself, practical
ly all newspaper comment has been
opposed to It, he said. However, with
all the newspaper "hullabaloo," he
challenged, no one can find an In
stance where the Klan has ever been
found guilty of a misdemeanor or any
unlawful act in any court. Also, the
Klan thrives on criticism, which only
a good thing can do, he asserted.
These he gave as the greatest evi
dence that the Klan is here to stay,
In answering the charge that the
Klan is only a truoble-maker, the
speaker declared that it was the op
position and not the Klan that was
doing the trouble making, citing as
proof articles from organs of those
most prominent In lighting the Man
He further declared "the Klan is not
'antl' anything. It 1 not anti-Jew,
but pro-Gentile; not anti-negro, but
pro-white; not anti-Catholic, but pro,
Protestant." and defined the differ-
once between the terms "and" and
"pro." In doing this ha further em
phasized the fact that the Klan was
not organized to combat any single
Blustery Weather and Loose Ball
Feature Sunday's Game on
In their second game of the season
the Umatilla all-home-talent ball
team went down to defeat, 6-2, at the
handa of the locals Sunday after
noon on Gentry field. Wind and con
sequent dust made it impossible for
either team to play exceptional ball,
but in spite of this a very good show
ing was made.
Heppner atarted the scoring by
chasing in one tally in the first in
ning, and led their opponents till the
end. Broughton, pitcher for Heppner,
had a sore arm and was not going his
best. He was switched to the field in
the eighth and Dallas Ward covered
the mound the last two innings. Uma
tilla's pitcher had an off-day also,
thus evening up this department of
the game. The Heppner lads were
somewhat stronger with the stick,
however, which gave them an advan
tage. Umatilla made their two scores one
at a time in the fourth and ninth in
nings. Several car loads of Umatilla
boosters accompanied the team and
kept up their end of the rooting.
Mather and Ulbright filled the umpir
Heppner plays the Egg City team
at lone next Sunday.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford and
Mrs. S. W. Spencer arrived in Hepp
ner lent evening in the Spencer car,
from Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Craw
ford spent ten days in the Willamette
valley visiting in Eugene and Port
land. Mr. Spencer was unable to
make the trip here by car, and left
Portland on the train Wednesday for
Hot Lake, where he will take treat
ment for some time at the hands of
Dr. Phy. Mrs. Spencer will stay here
for a while to await developments in
Mr. Spencer's condition.
Believing there is a demand for
such a business in Heppner, I have
opened a SECOND HAND STORE.
I will buy furniture, tooU, imple
ments, etc., and can supply you with
almost anything you may need. If
you have anything about the place
you do not need, bring It in. HAR
Dan Stalter went out to Hardman
Tuesday to set up a tombstone. He
did the work for L. Monterestelli,
who is laid up at his home in Pendle
ton with rheumatism. Mr. Stalter
says that Mr. Monterestelli has been
very ill with the rheumatism all win
ter, and his condition it unimproved.
Mrs. E. L. Vinton and mother-in-law,
Mrs. M. E. Vinton, of Coquille,
arrived in Heppner Tuesday evening
for a visit at the home of the young
er Mrs. Vinton's mother, Mrs. Jack
McCullough, and sister, Miss Odile
The Heppner postoffice will be ad
vanced to second class rating on
July fi rat, accordi ng to word given
out this week by Postmaster Smead.
Commissioner L. P. Davidson of
lone, is in town this week in attend
ance upon the May session of county
B. F. Swaggart was doing business
in town today, from his Swaggart
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Minor and chil
dren were lone visitors in Heppner
Frank Griffin was in town from his
ranch on Eight Mile the first of the
John Kenny and famliy were in
town yesterday from their ranch
Wm. Kummerland was in the city
today from his Heppner flat ranch.
Debate Is Quartet of
Is truth stranger than fiction? The
four girla who made up the debate
team in the Oregon-Washington de
bate last night sny so. In the first
place the two girls who formed the
Oregon team were freshmen and mem-
hern of the same house, Alpha Delta
Pi. A few days ago it was learned
that both of the Washington debaters
were also Alpha Delta.
Hut that is nothing compared to
further coincidences which were re
vealed, lne uregon girls were Mar
garet Woodson and Mildred Bateman.
The Washington girls were Margaret
Kamps and Mildred Jewell. The Ore
gon Margaret is a freshman and a
journalism major and her colleague
Mildred a dramatics major. The
Washington Margaret is also a fresh
man and a journalism major and the
Mildred from Washington is a dra
The similarity does not end there,
however, for when Margaret met
Margaret and When Mildred met Mil
dred, brunette met brunette and
blond met blond. Oregon Dally Em
HIHHOP REMINGTON VISITS.
Bishop W. P. Remington, recently
.ippointed bishop of the eastori Ore
gon diocese of the Episcopal church,
made hia first visit to this city in
official capacity last Saturday and
Sunday, Ho was accorded an informal
reception ut the W. R. Irwin home
Saturday evening, when he was greet
ed by a large number of local people.
Capacity audiences filled the church
at the Sunday services.
EXTENDS LUMBER BUSINESS.
Martin Reid has installed a com
plete line of lumber and other build
ing materials at Lexington, in addi
tion to his Heppner business. His
stock there is in charge of M D. Tuck
er and is located in the building for
merly occupied by the livery stable.
element, and that any clash that does
take place is but incidental to the
basic purpose of upholding "liberty
under the constitution," for the pur
pose of fostering a higher and broad
Jus. Carter la the organizer of the
Klan for Morrow county and assisted
Kev. Gressman in the meeting Friday
7:.. ) VxjVA. I A
Man Found Insane By
County Court Tuesday
While in lone Monday Sheriff Mc
DutTee picked up a man whose sanity
seemed questionable, and brought him
up to Heppner. E. H. Eyerly, the
man in question, was brought before
a session of county court Tuesday af
ternoon and committed to the aByluro
at Pendlton. He was taken over Wed
Mr. McDuffee says the man is a
very bright appearing young fellow,
but seems to be cracked on the sub
ject of writing. On questioning him,
it was found that he had been in an
automobile accident not very long
ago, and was laid out unconscious
for two weeks. The belief is held
that he is suffering from a concus
sion and that he will recover with
proper treatment which will be ad
ministered him at the hospital.
Majority Morrow High
Teachers From U. of 0.
University of Oregon, April 29.
One-fourth of the teachers employed
in the standard high schools of Mor
row county are graduates of the Uni
versity of Oregon according to a re
port made by the local Appointment
The list, six in number, follows:
Heppner E. H. Hedrick, superin
tendent, teacher training, Latin;
Janet Frasier, history, economics.
Irrigon C. F. Grover, principal;
Clara E. Corrigan.
lone J. Clifton Tucker, principal.
bookkeeping, teacher training, ath-
etics; Genevieve Tillotson, mathe
Forest News Notes
of Gurdane District
The snow stakes recorded about
half as much snow in the mountains
the last of April as they did a month
earlier. On the head of Big Butter
creek snow remains only in heavy
timber and in protected places. At
the stake on the head of Ditch creek
the snow had decreased from forty
inches to twenty-two during the
month. Along the Heppner-Ritter
road from the coal mines to the sum
mit the depth is from two to three
feet and is packed and heavy. The
ground is not frozen and the bulk of
the moisture is going into the toil,
with a promise of a good grazing sea
son. Grass along the foot hills is the
best in many seasons.
Rangers Groom, Woods and Clis-
by have the telephone line main
tained up Willow creek as far as the
Van Vactor summer home. As fast
as the snow permits all of the lines
leading into the Forest will be re
paired. WIND EXPOSES SKULL.
The district attorney's office ia in
possession of an old human skull
which was sent to Pendleton recently
from Boardman by Harry Payson who
found it .in the sand not far from
there. The skull had been left ex
posed after a windstorm when a high
wind had blown away the sand cov
ering. C. Z. Randall holds to the be-
11 that the skull is what remains
of some old Indian. The cheek bones
are very high, and other markings
indicate that the skull is that of an
Indian. The relic will be sent to the
office of the district attorney In Mor
row county for any investigation that
office may wish to make, Mr. Randall
stated today. E. O.
HEARS GOVERNOR PIERCE.
S. E, Notson and eon Charles re
turrned home from Portland Satur
day night. Mr. Notson attended the
laying of the cornerstone of the new
Odd Fellows temple while in the city
besides taking in addresses by Gov
ernor Pierce and Mayor Baker. He
also had Charles' eyes examined by a
specialist, who attributed the cause
of their weakness to throat trouble,
for which Charles underwent an op
eration at the hands of Dr. Higgs,
VINTON PASSES EXAM.
E. L. Vinton, of Coquille, who was
engineer on the Willow creek high
way at Cecil three years ago, and who
married Miss Lorraine Groshens of
this city, received word recently that
he successfully passed the examina
tion of the federal bureau of roads
According to word received here. Pass
ing this examination necessitates a
high preparation of education and ex
perience, states the report.
CECIL NEWS ITEMS
Roy Hurst, accompanied by Misses
Georgia Summers, Isabel Sommer
feldt and Herb Sommerfeldt of Port
land arrived at the Last Camp on
Saturday where they visited for a
few days, returning to the city Tues
day. Miss Nellie Doney who has been
visiting with Hynd Bros, at Rose
Lawn, arrived in Cecil on Thursday
where she will visit for a few days.
Geo. Wilson of Butterby Flats vis
ited at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Wilson in Heppner
Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. Jean K. Porter, county school
superintendent of Gilliam county vis
ited the Rhea and Four Mile schools
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Warfield of
lone were calling at the home of J,
W. Osbom on Wednesday.
Mrs. Geo. Noble and son Johnnie
of Rhea Siding were business call
ers in Cecil on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chandler of
Willow creek ranch were Heppner
callers on Wednesday.
Mrs. Iva Browning of Wasco is
visiting for a few days with Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Funk.
Jack Hynd and Alf Shaw of Butter
by Flats, spent Wednesday and Thurs
day in Heppner.
Henry Streeter and Chas. D, Sen
nett of Cecil were Arlington callers
Mrs. Mary Halferty of Four Mile
Bpent the week visiting with relatives
Elvin Miller of High view ranch
We are offering MASON CORD TIRES
which were purchased before the advance
at these prices as long as our present stock
30x3 IT Fabric a $8.50
30x3 1-2 Cord, Regular $11.50
30x3 1-2 Cord, Oversize $13.00
31x4 S.S.Cord $23.70
32 x 4 Cord $25.00
33 x 4 Cord $25.50
34 x 4 Cord $26.00
32x41-2 Cord $31.00
33x41-2 Cord $32.50
34x41-2 Cord $33.50
"35x4 1-2 f Cord 1 $34j(r
& BATTERY CO.
Formerly C. V. HOPPER TIRE SHOP and
BATTERY ELECTRIC SERVICE STAT'N
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Small Boy Is Drowned
Near Heppner Junction
Wjhile playing around an irrigat
ing ditch at his home three miles
above Heppner Junction, Devert, the
three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. G. Kopt, fell in the water and was
drowned. As the lad bad been sick
most of the winter and was not very
strong, it is the belief of the doctor
th&i the shock of the cold had as
much to do with his death as did
suffocation by the water.
Mr. Kopt is employed by the War
ren Construction company, and mov
ed his family from Heppner to the
new home only last Sunday.
The body was brought to Heppner
Monday evening and interment was
held from the Christian church, Tu
esday afternoon. Rev. W. O. Living
C. E. PARTY AT PARKERS.
C, E., Saturday evening, 6 o'clock,
Parker's lawn; camp fire, weiner
roast, rally. Address by state offi
eei. Great time." Alt C. E.'t invited.
transacted business in Heppner on
Miss Annie Hynd of Butterby Flats
spent a few days in Heppner during
Mrs. K. Farnsworth of Rhea Siding
was a business caller in Cecil on
Cecil was well represented at the
lone dance held in the auditorium on
Mrs. Geo. Perry and daughter, Miss
Crystal, autoed to Heppner on Fri
W. G. Palmateer of Windynook
was a Cecil caller on Wednesday.
Henry Krebs of the Last Camp was
a Heppner caller on Tuesday.
THE TREASURE HUNTERS" HIGH
SCHOOL OPERETTA, ON MAY 8TH
'The Treasure Hunters," a comic
operetta in two acts will be put on
Tuesday, May 8th, with the following
Tom Blake (Julian Benevente) a
young American Inventor
Blake's Assistant Pirates:
Pedro Earl Merritt
Hasim Austin Smith
Sunga John Turner
Perok Crocket Sprouls
J. Winner Luce, an American capi
talist Philip Mahoney
Madeline Luce, his daughter -
Cortlandt Van Pressy, Madeline's
fiance -J. Elmer Bucknum
Mrs. Witherspoon, Van Pre say's
aunt Hazel Anderson
Jimmy Squabs, A master diver
Seraphina Squabs, wife of Jimmy
Arafura, daughter of Datto of Ho
cus Pocus Helene Curran
Commander Boomday, of Cruiser
Oklahoma . Stanley Peterson
Daisy Boomday, his daughter.
Leo la Bennett
Manuel Mandalay, Governor of Ho
cus Pocus Harold Case
Dozy, his housekeeper Luola Benge
Donna Isabella Dorothy Hill
Donna Olivia Violet Hynd
Donna Marguerita Willetta Barratt
Donna Felipa Gene Pyle
Donna Gregoria Anita Hughes
Donna Floriana Mary Crawford
Beverley Norton, of U. S. State De
partment Carl Cason
There are also choruses of brown
men, U. S. Marines, and natives of
Don't forget the date, Tuesday,
May 8th, at the Star theater.
Did you ever see a real, honest-to-goodness
comedy old maid? See the
queen of them all. Miss Loganberry,
in "And Home Came Ted!"
At a meeting of the Student Body
last Friday plans were made for the
high school picnic which is to be on
the last Thursday of school. The
present plan is to go to the Hamilton
Some very instructive slides on im
migration were shown to the civics
class last Friday.
Womens Relief Corps
Has Enjoyable Meeting
Rawlins Post, No. 23, Womens Re
lief Corps, held their regular meet
ing on Wednesday, April 25, with a
good attendance. After the business
session a program commemorating a
number of April anniversaries was
This patriotic order makes a spec
ialty of carefully observing all im
portant events in American history.
In this instance the battle of Lexing
ton in 1775, the battle of Shiloh. 1862,
and many incidents in the life of
General Grant were noticed and the
patriotic music added much to the in
terest of the occasion.
Pendleton Dokies Will
Put On Public Drill
A representation of Pendleton
Dokies will be In Heppner Tuesday
evening to put on a public drill on
Main street Dokie regalia will be
displayed to add to the attractiveness
of the performance. The drill will
take place between five and six p. m.
Immediately after the public per
formance a big dinner for all K. of
P. s and ladies will be spread in the
lodge hall and following this all will
gather for a general good time.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
Lord's Day, May 6.
Our meeting is moving along splen
didly; fine audiences and splendid in
terest; 33 additions to date and many
others planning to come. Brother
Ross is preaching great sermons;
their music is excellent. We are
planning for 200 at Bible School next
Lord's Day; come and add one to
make that number. All-day services
Sunday: basket dinner in our fine
new basement; afternoon and eve
ning services. Brother Ross' subject
for the morning will be, "The Church
Beautiful' and for Sunday evening,
"The Goodness of God." Don't for
get the hours of service: Bible School
9:45, Communion and preaching 11,
basket dinner 12, afternoon meeting
2:30, C. E. at 6 and concert, song
service and preaching at 7. You are
cordially invited to be with us.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Next Sunday will be another great
day for the church. We will meet
at the church for the regular morn
ing services, and then go with our
dinners to Heppner. We will join
with them in the "feast" of good
things, physical and spiritual. We
will be with them for the afternoon
and evening services.
Our services begin with the Bible
School at 10. Communion and preach
ing at 11. Sermon subject "The Faith
ful Servant." No evening service.
All urged to be present at the morn
ing service. If you have a car and
room for others, take a load with you
to Heppner. We will have a great
The Wednesday evening service is
still being conducted in a splendid
way by members of the Gospel Team
at 8 o clock.
E. A. TALMER
ELKS ELECT SECRETARY.
Orve Rasmus was elected secre
tary of the local Elks lodge, last
Thursday evening, to succeed Gay
M. Anderson. Mr. Anderson resigned
the position upon his appointment as
county clerk a month ago.
P. T. A. MEETING.
The regular rarent-Teachers asso
ciation meeting will be held Tuesday,
May 8, at the high school auditorium.
There will be a short musical pro
gram, besides an important business
meeting and election of officers.
MISS BLANCHE FAHY, Sec.
Dr. Hodge Makes Interesting Geolog
ical Study; Ancient Man Went
from West to East
University of Oregon. May 2.
(Special.) Neolithic man used the
natural highway of the Columbia
river gap in spreading fan-like over
the North American continent from
the North Pacific elopes, in the opin
ion of Dr. Edwin T. Hodge, professor
of geology at the University of Ore
gon. After crossing the Bering straits
from Asia, the first races in North
America moved southward from Alas
ka, explained Dr. Hodge. These
tribes of hunters followed the fertile
coastal regions as far south as the
Klamath mountains in Oregon. The
high Siskiyous prevented further
movement southward. t
Following the tasteful salmon, and
pressed onward by growing numbers
and the "Eastward, urge," the ances
tors of the Indians found in America
by the explorers entered the plateaus
of Oregon and Washington, said the
geologist Then enticed by the rov
ing herds of bison which dwelt on
the plateaus, the Neolithic men grad
ually moved eastward along the
Snake river country of Idaho, thence
through the open ranges of Wyoming
onto the Great Plains. From here
they deployed eastward to all parts
of the American continent.
In an article. "The Ancient Men of
Oregon," written by Dr. Hodge re
cently, he pictures the paleontologi
cal events which led up to the meet
ing of the white man and Indian in
Oregon. "The white man who began
to arrive from Europe on the Pacific
coast in 1741 had the same origin as
the Oregon Indian, but along a differ
ent line of descent. They are broth
ers, and like brothers they have so
treated each other1 one with hospi
tality nad the other with a sense of
superiority and greed."
Writing about the Albany mounds,
Dr. Hodge made this statement:
There interrred lies the mute evi
dence of the story of kindred broth
ers, separated by 600,000 years who
finally in their last sleep laid down
in peace together."
Many Oregon Teachers
Graduates of U. of O.
University of Oregon, Eugene, May
About one-sixth of the instruc
tors in the standard high schools of
the state are Oregon graduates ac
cording to a survey made of the offi
cial report in the 1922-1923 teachers'
directory. There is at least one grad
uate teaching in every county in the
state and a total of 292 in the 36
counties. In Multnomah there are 70
Oregon alumni engaged in high school
work. Lane county is second in the
list with &&, of whom 19 are teaching
Eugene. Other counties having
more than ten are Clatsop, 17; Mar
ion, 15; Coos, Linn and Jackson, 14
each; Duglas 13, and Umatilla, 12.
Wasco, Polk and Clackamas each
have seven; Morrow, Klamath, Baker
and Yamhill six each; Benton, four,
and Gilliam, three. The counties em
ploying two each are Harney, Lincoln,
Sherman, Union, Washington and
Wheeler, while the following coun
ties are recorded with one each: Cur
ry, Crook, Grant, Hood River, Mal
heur and Wallowa.
CALKINS IN PENDLETON.
C. C. Calkins was county agent of
orrow county up until about one
month ago when he left Heppner to
go to Spokane There he is in active
charge of the Calkins Machine Co.
which is manufacturing and distrib
uting the machine invented by Mr.
Calkins for the cleaning and dry
treatment of seed grain in one oper
ation. Demand for the machine is
very keen, he declares. Machines
made by the company are being used
in demonstrations in many sections
of the Northwest. One was on exhi
bition here last fall at the Northwest
Grain and Hay show. Mr. Calkins
was a visitor in Pendleton today.
Saturday's E. O.
LEXINGTON P. T. A. MEETS.
Lexington Parent-Teachers' Asso
ciation will meet Tuesday evening,
May 8, at 7:30 o'clock at Leach Hall.
New officers will be elected for the
coming year. The following program
will be given:
1 set of slides "Childred of Other
1 set of slides "Going to Church
Around the World.
2 reels of films "Come Clean."
Everybody is cordially invited. A
collection will be taken to pay post
age on films and slides.
MRS. F. R. BENNETT, Pres.
WORTHY PATRON ELECTED.
Dean Goodman was elected worthy
patron of the O. E. S. at the regular
meeting of Ruth chapter Friday night
He succeeds J. A. Waters, who has
moved to Portland. Mrs. Beatrice
Penland was elected to the position
of associate conductress to succeed
Mrs. Oma Scrivner who has also gone
to Portland to live. Appointive offi
ces were filled as follows: Mrs. Mc
Murdo, Ruth; Mrs. Ada Ayers, Mar
tha; Mrs. Pruyn, chaplain. All new
officers were installed into office at
the meeting, after which refresh
ments were served.
STARTS WORK ON HOUSE.
Harry Johnson started building op
erations Tuesday on a house for J as.
Cowins. The house will be located
in the south end of town near the
Heppner Ice and Soda works.
Neighbors of Wood
craft, Maple Circle
259, will hold a win
dow sale at Humph
reys Drug Store on
Saturday, May 5th.
Right-of-Way and Other
Problems Hold Up
DOG FEES WANTED
Sheriff Ordered to Collect License;
Session Held Over Till Today to
The Heppner hill road course and
obtaining of right-of-way were the
chief matters under consideration of
the county court, which is continu
ing its May session over today. Two
courses to the corner of the Hendrix
place are being considered, and one
of these will have to be decided upon
and right-of-way obtained, before
construction work can be carried this
way from that point, said Judge
District Attorney S. E. Notson and
Commissioner R. L. Benge obtained
right-of-way through the Hendrix
ranch, which makes it possible for
the work to be carried on from the
point where the crusher is now lo
cated, on the Heppner corner of the
Hendrix place to the top of Cason
canyon, according to Judge Camp
bell. The crusher was started today
and with a mile of road ready to re
ceive the crushed rock, this part of
the road work will be pushed rap
Two Courses Considered.
The part of the Heppner hill road
which has been definitely decided
upon, stated Mr. Campbell, Is from
Heppner nearly to the top of the hill.
This course from the concrete bridge
above town is on the opposite side
of the canyon from that on which the
road is located at present. The part
under dispute, is from the top of
Sanford canyon to the corner of the
Hendrix place. Between these points
is where the two courses are under
The course first considered turns
to the left from near the head of the
canyon, making a semi-circle around
the hill, connecting up with the Rhea
creek road, then going due west to
the Hendrix corner. The other course
which is probably the most plausible
one, according to Judge Campbell.
turns to the right from the point
first mentioned, through the Gemmell
farm and on around the hill to the
Hendrix corner. Before the last
course can be taken up, however, it
is necessary for the court to provide
a way for Rhea creek people to con
nect up with the new road.
The whole matter is a bad mix-up,
says the Judge, and it may be some
time before it is straightened out.
Cleveland Has Claim.
Another matter of considerable im
portance, which arose from the pre
senting of a bill of some feOO to the
court by W. H. Cleveland, for des
truction of sheep by dogs, was that
of collecting dog licenses and taxes.
Such claims as that of Mr. Cleveland
should come out of this fund, said
Judge Campbell, but to data there
has been practically none of this
money paid in. In consequence the
court ordered Sheriff McDuffee to get
busy and see if he could get dog
owners of the county to liquidate.
The state dog license is $1, and ft
penalty of $10 a month for every
month delinquent, is the charge dog
owners must pay, is the word given
E. F. Day Passes at
Home in Portland
E. F. Day, for many years a prom
inent citizen of Morrow county, but
whose home has been at Portland for
the past twenty years or more, died
at his home in that city on last eve
ning, May 2nd. after a lingering ill
ness. Mr. Day is well known in Heppner.
He was a pioneer resident and sheep
rancher of this county and accumu
lated a large fortune here, his land
holdings being very extensive at one
time. His funeral is to be held at
Portland on Saturday afternoon.
LOCAL GIRL DEBATES.
University of Oregon, Eugene, April
26. Margaret H. Woodson, a fresh
man in the university from Heppner
is a member of the womens' debating
team. The women's affirmative team,
composed of Miss Woodson and Mil
dred Bateman, won by a 3-1 decision
over the women's negative team from
the University of Washington at Eu
gene tonight on the question, "Re
solved that the constitution of the
United States should be so amended
as to give Congress the power to reg
ulate marriage and divorce.
Prof. C. D. Thorpe, the university
debate coach, declares that the team
worked up some very interesting and
peppy arguments and gave the Wash
ington women a stiff tight. All
coaches agree that the affirmative
team has shown unusual progress and
Miss Woodson, a major in journal
ism, is a member of Alpha Delta Pi
WILL LEAVE FOR MINES.
Dan Stalter, veteran miner of the
Greenhorn district, who has been
spending the winter in Heppner, ex
pects to leave for his New Eldorado
mine within a week or ten daya, or
as soon hs it is possible to get across
the Ditch creek prairies. Dan reports
that the vein of ore which if no
being worked conUins a trace of
platinum, and expect it to become
more pronounced an the mine goes
deeper. He says they h ive a good lot
of ore now ready f)t shipment, which
will be made soon after lie arrives.
ENDEAVORKRS TO THE DALLES.
The Federated snd Chrintam church
societies of Christian Endeavor were
represented at the siat convention
in The Dalles last Friday, tm'urday
and Sunday. Reid Huseick, Vawter
Parker and Mrs. Peibert Clabough
represented the Christ inn socio ty,
while Harold Case and Harold Bckt
were delegates from the Fedorated
society. The young people returned
home the fi rat of the wuek.