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Volume 49, Number 14. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
ONE IS SCENE OF
WHEAT NURSERY IS
To Assist With Work of
Small Grain Fire Near
Lexington on Saturday
WL?t might hava proven very dis
Here's to Old Glory
Inspection at Wells Place
Reveals New Facts
OUTSIDE MEN SPEAK
New Varieties Grow Entirely Fr
from Drradrd Parasite; Copper
Carbonate Treatment Beat
Some fifty farmers of Morrow coun
ty, as well aa a number of othera
interested, visited the wheat nursery
on the J. J. Wells place north of
Heppner on Saturday afternoon,
where they viewed what la there in
the way of demonstration of the var
ious varieties of wheats, the seed of
which had been furnished from the
Moro experiment station and planted
under the direction of the Morrow
county agricultural agent for the pur
pone of getting what results they
might make under soil and climatic
conditions as they exist here.
The visitors were much pleased
with what they found at the nursery,
and it was well worth the time they
spent In viewing the rows of about
36 different varietiea of wheata that
had roceived the varioua treatments
for smut, and then there was also
some very fine demonstrations of the
smut resisting varieties that appear
ed to be entirely free from any smut
though the seed had been rolled In
smut balls before being planted.
These varieties are receiving a great
deal of attention In their propaga
tion at the Moro atation, and they
will doubtless prove to be popular
when the percentage of yield is
brought up to a higher standard. It
seems to be now that their smut re
sisting qualities are fully proven.
I'lantlngs in the nursery had been
treated with bluestone, formaldehyde
and copper carbonate to ascertain
which gave the best reaulta, and later
on the tests will be made that will
show which method is the best. It
appears now that the dry treatment
for smut Is in the lead and will be
come the more popular method of
treating seed wheat, the stand on the
dry treated plots being much better.
In these tests the dry treated wheata
required less seed, and there la the
gain in two ways less seed used and
a greater per cent of germination.
E. R. Jackman, extension farm
crops specialist of 0. A. C, and 0.
A. Mitchell, assistant at the Moro
Station, were present, and gava in
atructlve talks on the different var
ieties and the history of their devel
opment at the experiment stations.
It was expected that Mr. Stephens,
superintendent of the Moro station,
would be present, but Mr. Mitchell
came in his place. The wheata be
ing developed that will prove of value
to the farmera of Morrow county,
were dwelt upon quite extensively by
the speakers, and hybrid No. 128 and
several varieties of Turkey Red re
ceived their highest commendation.
Numerous crosses of the best wheats
for the dry land sections are being
worked out, and Mr. Jackman explain
ed how these crossea are developed
and stated that it required many
seasons before a new variety waa ob
tained. Heppner Commercial club furnish
ed refreshments to the farmers in
quantities of good lemonade and ice
cream, the distribution of which was
superintended by S. E. Notson.
County Agent Morse will carry on
these experiments in Morrow county
and It ii his intention to have at
least two nurseries the coming season
in different parte of the county, in
order to better get the variation in
soil and climatic conditions.
Checks made on plota In the Uma
tilla county grain nursery and on
demonstration fields on the Porringer
ranch, at the Clarence Tubba place
and on Jim Hill's place were made
the nsst week by H. P. Barss, profes
sor of plant pathology at 0, A. C,
show that smut Is controlled In aoout
the same degree whether the seed
wheat Is treated with the dry copper
carbonate method or the wet blue.
stone or formaldehyde treatment,
atntea the East Orcgonlan,
The stand on the dry treated plots
is approximately 26 per cent greater
than where the wet treatment was
used, Professor Parse found, even
though the amount of aeed used was
approximately 20 per cent less when
dry treated than when wet treatedea.
Hybrid No. 128 in the county nur
sery that was untreated shows a lit
tle more than 60 per cent amutty.
Banner Berkeley, White Odessa, and
several other smut resistant wheats
show no smut at all, though the seed
was rolled in smut balls before be
BETHEL CHAPEL IS NEW NAME.
lie tli el Sunday school announces Its
new location (the four rooms for
merly occupied by the Elkhorn Res
taurant) to be known as Bethel
Chapel. The organization is non-denominational
j including, at present,
members from six denominations, all
banded together in the best of Chris
tian fellowship. The Bible school,
for adults as well aa for children,
Is held at 9:46 every Sunday morn
ing. Mrs. A. M. Phelps, with a
corps of efficient teachers, conducts
the primary department. W. O. Pix
is superintendent of the adult de
partment. An interesting course of Bible
study is enjoyed by a number of
adults Wednesday evening of each
The public is assured of a hearty
welcome at any or all services of
I am holding at my ranch, 8 miles
east of Lena, one brown mare that
has been in my pasture off and on
for the past throe years. Brand crow's
foot on right shoulder no othar
brnnds visible; weight about 1100, 2
white hind feet, white strip on nose
and will to strip In forehead,
Owner may have this animal by
paying pasture bill and other charges.
4t. PHIL IIIRL, Lena, Ore.
Certifying Seed WTieat
Mr. E. R. Jackman, extension farm
eropa apeclaliat from the Oregon Ag
ricultural College, will be in Morrow
county July 18 and 14 to aaaist in
certifying aeed wheat. A few fteldi
were Inapected when Mr. Jackman
waa in the paat week but he wa
called out of the county before the
work eould be Anished. Anyone hav
ing or knowing of any good flelda of
wheat and who wiah them to be in
apected with a view to certification
hould notify the county agent at
once. It ia not the plan to certify
large acreagea in thla county but to
lnapect the leading varietiea in each
community in order that good seed
wheat ean be located and those desir
ing pure aeed can be advised aa to
where it ean be obtained.
Young Man, Demented,
Lays Claim to Ranch
Richard Praetsch, a young man of
21, of Portland, waa found at the
vacant house in Dutton canyon on
Thuraday last, where he had evi
dently taken up his abode in the
abaenco of the family of Walter Far
rena, and when questioned as to why
he waa there by Mr. Farrens, claim
ed that the place waa hia and it had
been given to him. Reporting the
matter to the sheriff's office, officials
went out to the ranch Friday and
brought the young man to town, as
he ahowed unmistakable signs of
It aeema that Praetsch had wander
ed up to the house, and finding it
unoccupied, took possession. The
family of Mr. Farrens had moved to
a house along side of the Heppner
Hardman market road where Mr. Far
rens was working, but they had left
their chickens and some stock at the
place, and these the children were
looking after. They went down to
the place Thursday morning Bnd
found a red sweater laying on a bar
rel just outside, and this aroused
their suspicion that someone strange
must be about. They found no one,
however, and returning to the road
camp reported the matter to Mr.
Farrena, who later went down to the
ranch house and found the young
man in possession, and he seemed to
resent the Idea that the place did
not belolng to him and was not will
ing to give up possession.
On being brought to town, it was
found that Praetsch had relatives re
siding in Portland. A sister there
waa communicated with by phone.
and ahe stated that her brother had
suffered a severe sickness, following
which his mind went wrong. She
desired that he might be sent home
for committment instead of being
taken to the Eastern Oregon hospital
at Pendleton, Mid this was done. An
attendant froir. the Salem institution
arrived on Mor.day and left with the
young man Tuesday.
Univenity of Oregon, Eugene, June
30. "Are yoa giving your student
ny training for effective citizen
ship?" asked Superintendent W. J
Cooper of Fresno, California, in his
address before the educational con
fere nee at the university June 30, on
the subject "Education for Effective
Going on to develop the idea of giv.
ing high school students a sound ba
sis of civic knowledge, Mr. Cooper
said. "There are three essential
things in the development of civic
knowledge. First, knowledge that
will enable me to select the right
men for public offices; knowledge
that will help me to vote for the
right persons to represent me in gov
eminent, I don't recall anything that
I was taught In school to help me
in my selection. We should work out
some sort of a criterion for the fu
ture voter to use in selecting people
to represent him.
The second point in the develop
ment of civic knowledge is learning
to act directly as a law maker, ac
cording to Mr. Cooper. This is the
sort of training, he said, that high
school civic classes should offer and
"Thirdly," said the speaker, "there
is what I shall call the inspectorial
side of civic knowledge. Civic classes
belong In the street discussing pav
ing, the advantages and disadvantages
of different materials. They belong
in the city hall, in the court house
and in the state legislature if they
can get there.
Mr. Cooper traced the development
of civic education from the time of
the Civil war when it got its first
start down to the present when the
vast scope of its subject matter is
just beginning to be realized fully.
The first so-called civic books Baid
, the speaker, were nothing moro than
elaborate explanations of clauses in
the federal constitution. This atti
tude toward civics arose as a result
of the Civil war. In the late '80's
and DO's with the growth of railroad
and standard oil combines school
masters began to analyze the question
of civics anew. They saw that they
had given too much time to federal
government. They made a place for
state government In the civics books.
Then in 1900 we began to be confront
ed with another civic problem, that
of city government. We added that,
and thus we find the changing em
phasis of subject matter in civic ed
ucation tending gradually toward
practical application of civic educa
tion. I'LL BET SHE WAS.
A farmer carried some products to
Portland and sold them. He thought
"I will surprise my wife." He bought
a suit of clothes, a hat, a pair of
shoes and put them under the sent.
On his way home he stopped at the
river, took off all of hia old clothes
and threw them in. Then he looked
under the seat for his new clothes
they were gone.
Finally he got in the buggy and
said: "Get up Maud, we'll surprise
her anyhow." Pacific Legion.
Wanted Wheat haulers on
about July 10. Call or write Cecil
C. Sargent, Ions,
Rodolph Valentino In "The Sheik",
Sunday and Monday at the Star,
t oust Mixmxs
CECIL K ITEMS
The End of the Trail, the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Minor near Mor
gan was the scene of a merry gather
ing on Saturday night. The occasion
was an invitation party given by Mrs.
Minor to her Sunday school pupils.
Several young people from Cecil were
amongst the guests. Everyone had
a good time and many thanks are due
to Mr. and Mrs. Minor for their fine
Misses Annie Hyna and Mildred
Henriksen accompanied Mr. C. Hen
riksen as far as The Dalles on Mon
day. Mr. C. H. was enroute for his
home in Portland after visiting his
sons on Willow creek for several
weeks. The young ladies visited
friends while in The Dalles return
ing home on Tuesday.
Master E. Marshall, son of Mike
Marshall of Castle Rock, is visiting
at the home of K. E. Duncan and de
clares he would rather be amongst
sheep and lambs than the bees and
honey at Busy Bee ranch. Master Ed
loves the honey, but not the sting
from the busy bees.
One single stem bearing five lovely
roses was presented to Mrs. T. H.
Lowe during the week and have been
very much admired. These roses were
grown at The Last Camp by Mrs. Geo.
Krobs and are called Los Angeles.
Another proof of the growing quali
ities of Cecil.
Hnvmakine was finished on Satur
day, June 23, at The Last Camp in
spite of all the windy weather, urai
HenrikBen also finished a few days
later and the Mayor expects to finish
haymaking by the time June is out.
Mrs. Mary Nash Sem. who has been
visiting at Shedd and The Dalles for
several weeks, arrived at the home of
Leon Logan at Four Mile on Wed
nesday and will visit for the sum
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Schoiack
and children of Balm Fork visited
with Mrs. Geo. Krebs on Thursday
before leaving for Cottage Grove
where they will spend their vacation.
Franklin Ely, who has returned
from haymaking, left on Thursday
morning for Portland where he will
spend a short vacation before begin
ning wheat harvest at Morgan.
Homer Nash who has been assist
ing Oral Henrikscrt during haymak
ine left on Friday for the Moore
ranch where he will work for the
summer for Al Henriksen.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Krebs and sons
and Miss Georgia Summers of The
Last Camp were calling on Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Minor at Athlone Cottage
near lone on Sunday.
Mrs. Joe Fake and children of Port
land arrived in Cecil on Sunday and
will visit with Mrs. Fake's mother,
Mrs. Mary Halferty at Shady Dell for
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Weber of Can
by arrived at Strawberry ranch on
Friday and will visit with their
daughter, Mrs. Geo. Henriksen, for
Geo. Wilson had one of his fingers
so severely damaged that he had to go
to lone to have Dr. Walker dress the
wound, while mowing at Butterby
Thursday heat registered 92 de
grecs in the shade and Friday at noon
U6 degrees. Saturday much cooler
and wind blowing hard.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morgan and fam
ily of Brondacrcs ranch near Cecil
were calling on their friends on Wil
low creek on Sunday.
Mr, and Mrs. N. Lee and daughter
of Alderdale, Wash., were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Logan at The
Willows on Sunday.
Miss A. C. Lowe returned home on
Thursday after spending a few days
at Hynd Bros, ranch in Sand Hollow,
W. H. Younger of Dayton waa call
Ing at Seldomsecn, the home of Mr,
and Mrs. Roy Stendcr on friday,
Miss Ester Logan of lone spent
Thursday visiting Miss Georgia Sum
mors at The Last Camp.
Mr. and Mrs. Zcnncth Logan of
Boardman spent Sunday among their
friends around Cecil.
Walter Pope was visiting friend
in Olex on Saturday.
Mrs. Geo. Henriksen of Strawberry
ranch wns doing business in Arling'
ton on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs, Ed Brlstow and fnm
ily of lone were calling on the Mayor
Spread of Earwig Pest
to Farm Real Menace
Disgosting and Destructive Insect
Well Established In Many Towns;
May Be Checked
Should the European Earwig spread
to the fruit and trucking farms of
Oregon, it will be little short of a
catastrophe, reports A. L. Lovett, en
tomologist of the Oregon Agrieultur-
1 college experiment station. It has
proved to be more numerous and vo
racious in the infested regions of the
west than in its native European
The pest was first reported from
Albany in 1916, and in the follow
ing seven years has established it
self in Portland, Albany, Corvalhs,
Eugene, G re sham, Salem, Roseburg-
nd possibly Astoria. Its habits and
history are such as to lead one to
expect it to appear in other towns,
and even in the horticultural and
trucking districts of the state.
Eating the foliage and fruit of
many kinds of orchard trees, getting
nto lettuce and cabbage heads, feed
ng on strawberries on the ground,
and attacking the potato crop, are
some of its doings. It will make
potato-growing nearly, or quite im
possible except with much control
work in infested sections.
Like its near relative, the cock
roach, the earwig Is nasty in its
feeding habits. It feasts on and
crawls through rotting fruits and
vegetables, garbage, sewage, and ex-
cretia, then finds its way into the
house where it crawls over and
through all kinds of food and cloth-
ng, nibbling as it goes. It gets into
beds, shoes, wardrobes, dishes, till
the frantic householder is nauseated.
Property loses value, renters move
out, gales are checked.
City councils and community im
provement clubs are urged to take
concerted action when the pest ap
pears, and communicate with the sta
tion on means of combatting it.
Prompt reports may save heavy dam
Master Dean Goodman
Celebrating the third birthday of
Dean. Jr., Mrs. Dean Goodman gave
a delightful party on Monday after
noon, and the following young men
and young ladies were guests of hon
or; Larry Moore, Jackson Gilliam,
Freddie Farrior, John Crawford. Ar
thur McAtee, Jimmie Gemmell, Scott
McMurdo, Ray Lucas, BilHe Irwin.
Marjorie Clark, Dorris Cox, LaWrne
Van Marter, Rena Wilson, Betty Hap
pold, Harriet Hnger, Austin McAt c.
Bernard McMurdo, Jennctte Sims.
Toots Brown, Jane Boyer, Betty Ir
win, Patty Mahoney, Lucy Hutchin
son, and many of the mothers.
Mrs. Goodman was assisted in en
tertaining by Mrs. Andy Rood, Mrs.
C. L. Sweek and Mrs. W. Y. Mall. Ice
cream, cookies and candy wns served
and each child was given a toy bal
loon. A fine time was enjoyed by
the children as well as tlia mother,
and Master Dean was tho recipient of
many gifts, for all of winch he wns
MOUNTAIN RANCH FOR SALE.
1160 acres timber land. 27 miles
south of Heppner. Grass more than
pays taxes. About 27 acres in culti
vation. Two creeks run through place.
Good house and barn; lots of good
timber fine for milling purposes.
Wood selling $5 a cord at stump.
Good road. One tree an acre cut in
cord wood will pay $11 an acre for
place besides cutting. Half down,
reasonable terms on balance. No in
cumbrance. Only one pull to Hepp
ner; highway part of way. For fur
ther information address Addie and
Stacy Roberts, Heppner, Oregon, tf.
CARD OF THANKS.
To all our friends, and to the
members of the Masonic orders and
Lodge of Elks who expressed such
generous sympathy and extended aid
and comfort in hours of sickness and
bereavement, and for the beautiful
floral offerings, we extend our heart
Mrs. Anna F. Spencer,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Spencer,
Mr. and Mrs. Vnwtor Crawford,
Mrs. James B, Cooley.
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
Dr. A. D. McMurdo and wife ar
rived home on Tuesday evening from
their trip to San Francisco, where the
doctor attended the recent meeting
of the American Medical association.
He' states that it was one of the
best conventions of medical men that
it has yet been his privilege to at
tend, and he enjoyed it greatly. Mr.
and Mrs. McMurdo were accompan
ied from Salem by Mrs. C. M. Sims
and children who will visit here for
a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aiken, recent
ly of Salt Lake City, departed for
Portland on Sunday after spending
a week visiting at the home of the
parents of Mr. Aiken in this city.
Henry, who has a position with the
Singer Sewing Machine company, has
be, transferred from Salt Lake to
the Portland territory and will re
side there with his family in the fu
Mr. and Mrs. Enh Eskelson and
daughter, Gladys Benge, of Lexing
ton, returned on Saturday from a
very enjoyable trip to Pendleton,
Walla Walla, and other towns of the
upper country, where they visited
relatives and friends. The roads were
in excellent condition and the wheat
crops looked exceptionally good all
along the entire trip.
W. O. Bayless and wife returned
on Wednesday evening from their
trip to M each am. Mr. Bayless states
that there was an immense crowd
at the top of the mountain on Tues
day to greet the president. Every
thing passed off very pleasantly, the
weather was perfect and the crowd
very respectful and orderly. It was
a great occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Colvin, pro
prietors of the lone hotel, were vis
itors at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Crawford in this city on
Sunday, being accompanied by Mrs.
. T. McNabb. On their return to
lone Miss Bernice Githens, niece of
M rs. Colvin. accompanied them to
spend a few days visiting at the home
of her aunt.
E. H. Turner, extensive wheatrais
er of lone, was at Heppner a short
time on Monday. Mr. Turner will
harvest 800 acres of wheat and , Bush, who are the proprietors, mak
ooking for an overage yield of 20 . ing tMa progreS8jve epoch possib3e
bushels. He will be ripht in the J
midst of the harvest work in a few
days, when the gathering in of the
Chappie King, who has been the
efficient catcher for the Heppner ball
team during the present season, is
now lalid up in a hospital in Port
land, where on Saturday he under
wont an operation for appendicitis.
He is reported to be getting along
well and will be out in due course of
The Fourth was a cool day in
Heppner and it threatened rain all
day, though no showers came. The
city was practically deserted, the
greater portion of the population
seeking either the cool and shady
pliices in the mountains or attending
the celebrations at lone and Parkers
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mead, Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Cox, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Cramer, with their respective fam
ilies motored to Heppner Sunday
night to attend the Chautauqua. "The
Shepherd of the Hills" was given in
drama and was greatly enjoyed.
George J. Currin came up from
Portland on Monday and is visiting
with relatives in this vicinity for a
short time. He accompanied his son
in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Supple. Mrs. Supple was formerly
Mtsa Mary Currin.
Postmaster lmead was a passen
er out on Monday evening's stage for
Portland, going to the city to attend
a meeting of postmasters of the
stnte, and to shake the hand of Pres
J. O. Turner, who was a visitor at
the wheat nursery on Saturday, says
that the crops in the Swaggart Butte
section are coming along tine, Thn
is especially true of his own pros
Ed Gonty went to Arlington today
to meet Mrs. Gonty who has boon
spending the past week visiting with
relatives in Portland.
Mrs. P. M, Gemmell and son Jim
mie returned home from Seattle Sun-
day, Mr. Gemmell went to Arlington
to meet his family,
Approve Formation of
American Wheat Grow
The board of district delegates of
the Oregon Cooperative Grain Grow
ers at its annual meeting in Portland
June 15, re-elected practically the en
tire previous board of directors for
the coming year. Walter Russell of
McMinnville replaces Claude Buchan
an of Corvallis. All the officers were
re-elected. Tom West was reappoint
ed as the public director by President
Kerr of th agricultural college.
The delegates thoroughly discussed
the American Wheat Growers Asso
ciated, and by a unanimous vote ap
proved its formation and endorsed
the action previously taken by tie
Oregon directors to become a mem
ber of the new organization.
The present schedule of discounts
on wheat at terminal markets was
discussed by Edgar C. Ludwick, sec
retary of the association. He pointed
out the injustice of the existing scale
and described the efforts of the asso
ciations to secure a readjustment. As
long, however, as they prevailed the
association was forced to use it and
he explained in detail the effect of
the discounts on final statements.
The final statement sheet was also
thoroughly discussed, so that the
delegates will be in a position to
meet the inquiries of members in
their respective districts.
The following board of directors
for the Oregon Cooperative Grain
Growers was elected.
A. R. Shumway, Milton, president.
H. B. Davidson, Joseph, secretary
treasurer. Howard Anderson, Heppner.
W. Downing, Shaw.
W. J. Edwards, Condon."
C. A. Harth, The Dalles.
V. H. Smith, Wasco.
T. H. West, The Dalles.
Walter Russell, McMinnville.
J. E. Reynolds of La Grande was
re-elected president of the board of
Has New Theater
At Vernonia, Oregon
J. H. Bush, who for many years
was a resident of Heppner, and later
lived at Alsea, Oregon, is now locat
ed at the new town of Vernonia in
Columbia county, where he just re
cently opened up a new movie theater.
From the Vernonia paper we have the
followling concerning the opening:
"Last Friday and Saturday were
opening nights for the new Majestic
theatre. An Eagle reporter attended
the first night, and was favorably im
pressed with the modem building
that bespeaks of much confidence and
enterprise for the builder, Mr. Early.
It is the largest, prettiest and best
business building in the city at this
writing. Mr. Bush, the progressive
theatre man, who has taken a long
time lease on the property, has dem
onstrated his ability as a theatre
manager of splendid judgment re
garding the choosing of good shows,
and the running of an uptodate house.
Another stroke of enterprise is the
new $5000 ogran installed. That is
certainly an asset to our town, and
the concerts will be greatly enjoyed
by music lovers. The first night went
off without a hitch considering the
rush and work necessary to get ev
erything arranged in time. The thea
tre was crowded with home people,
all proud of the new show house.
From the hundreds who attended we
have not heard anything but praise
and approval over the management,
the building and the splendid shows.
All this is helping in the making of
a big, modern, city. Congratulations
are hereby extended to Mr. Early, to
the contractor and to Mr. and Mrs.
Harvest Wage Scale
Fixed by Farm Bureau
After considerable correspondence
with other counties and with employ
ment agencies, the executive commit
tee of the Morrow County Farm Bu
reau have decided upon a wage scale
for harvest. This scale is slightly
higher than the scale of last year and
conforms generally to the wage scales
adopted by other counties m Eastern
Oregon. Arrangements have been
made by the county agent with em
ployment officers in Portland and it
is believed that a sufficient supply
of labor can be secured for the coun
ty's harvest needs if adequate notice
is given in the call for men. The
supply of surplus labor for harvest
will depend to a large extent upon
whether or not the lumber interests
on the coast will take their usual
shut down for the summer.
The following is the scale decided
upon; common labor, including box
drivers, straw and wheat haulers and
tending header, $3.50; sack sewers,
combine drivers, and header punch
ers, $-1.50; loaders, $4.00; seperator
tenders (minimum) $8.00; cooks, $3
Leaving Tomorrorw For
Trip to the Yellowstone
Mrs. Julia Clark, accompanied by
the Misses Pauline Happold and Odile
Groshens of this city, and Creola
Adams of Portland, will leave in the
morning by auto on a trip to Yellow
stone National Park, lhey are going
to Montana, where Mr. Clark, who
has been shearing there, will join
the party, and then on to the park,
where they expect to spend a week
or more in viewing the wonders of
that beauty spot of nature. The
young ladies have been seriously
warned to look out for the big bears
in the park and to view these pets
at a safe distance. At any rate, these
t people will enjoy a fine trip during
I their vacation season,
astrous to one of the fields on the
farm of Lawrence Palmer, just west
of Lexington, was a blaze discovered
and whipped out by Frank Mason and
Ear! Eskelson who were passing by
the Palmer place on Saturday on
their way to Heppner. The fire had
gained a fair start, but just at the
time the wind had changed and the
fire was directed Into a bunch of
green grain and did not spread rap
idly. About two acres of the grain ws
destroyed before the fire could be ex
tinguished. Mr. Palmer did not know
about the blaze at the time, and it
was Monday when he reported his
loss to Messrs. Brown and Lowry of
this city, who carried the insurance
on the grain, and who immediately
adjusted the loss. Had the wind been
in the opposite direction and toward
the more matured grain, the story
would doubtless have been different.
Pendleton Woman Buys
Walla Walla Apartments
The Kirkham home, corner of Col
v!le end Cherry streets, one of the
most notable residences of the city,
has been sold to Mrs. Ruth Benge
Barnt'.t of Pendleton, Oregon, states
the Walla Walla Union of recent date.
Mrs. Barnett will make alterations In
the interior of the building having
in view a thoroughly modern apart
Several years ago the Kirkham res
idence, a substantial brick structure,
surrounded by stately trees and at
tractive shrubbery, passed into the
hands of Whitman college, and until
recently has been used as a boy's
dormitory. The college now passes
it on from one pioneer family to
another of the early day settlers
In speaking of her purchase Mrs.
Barnett stated that she will name
the new apartment "The Benge" to
perpetuate the name of her father,
the late Dr. W. T. L. Benge, who came
to the valley in 1862 and owned and
operated a farm in the Russell creek
Mrs. Barnett owns the Ken mo re
apartments in Pendleton, but here
after will make her home in Walla
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Lawrence Redding celebrated at :
Parkers Mill on the 4th. He stood
up on the corral fence along with a
lot of others who desired to see a
bucking contest and thefr combined
weight was a little too much and the
fence came down. Some of it landed
on the foot of Mr. Redding and he
was compelled to come to town today
to have it fixed up. The Injury ws
fortunately not very serious.
Mrs. Rebecca Knighten, an aged
lady of the Hardman section, died
on Wednesday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. A. E. Wright, and her
funeral is being held this afternoon
t the Hardman cemetery. She was
the mother of Mrs. A. E. Wright,
James Knighten, Charles Knighten
and Fred Knighten, and has been a
resident of Morrow county for many
Miss Vivian Yoakum, deputy sher
iff, spent the Fourth in Portland,
where she got a glimpse of President
Harding. She returned by stage this
forenoon, and states that everything
passed off nicely while the president
was in the city and the day was per
fect. Harvey and Carl Miller were two
of the young farmers from the north
of Lexington section in town Satur-
They were interested in the
demonstrations at the wheat nursery
Oscar Keithley, who was in the
city from his Eight Mile farm Satur
day, states that gram in his part of
the county is developing well and the
outlook for a bumper yield is splen
did. A. M. Edwards of Lexington was
awarded the contract to dig the well
for the city. He will start as soon
as he finishes a contract out of Lex
ington. Boardman Mirror.
Herman Keilaon was down from
Hardman on Saturday and took In the
lecture out at the wheat nursery. He
is expecting a fine yield of grain in
his part of the county.
Mrs. Edward Chinn and two sons
departed on Sunday morning for San
Francisco expecting to Bpend a couple
of weeks in that city visiting with
Ross Brown of Gresham, a brother
of Mrs. Albert Adkins, spent the 4th
visiting with his sister and her hus
band in this city. He returned home
Mrs. George Fell, who spent a week
visiting at the home of her cousin,
Mrs. Anna Spencer, returned to her
home at Portland the first of the
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Corder of Port
land, are visiting this week at the
home of Mrs. Corder s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. C. Aiken in this city.
Man wants work in harvest with
from 6 to 10 head of horses. Address
R. B. Steers, Hardman, Oregon. 2t.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lucas of Lexing
ton are enjoying a visit from their
daughter, Mrs. A. R. Forkner of Moro.
J. H. Pedberg, Heppner Flat farm
er, was in the city on Saturday. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Padberg.
W. W. Howard of Little Butter
creek, was a visitor in Heppner for a
short time on Tuesday.
From the barn of George Dykstra
in Heppner, one bay horse, about 6
yenrs old, weight about 1150, brand
ed EF on front shoulder; some slight
collar marks. Reward. W. I. FELCH.
Lexington, Oregon. 4r
Iron gray mare, 2 year-old, invis
ible brand, weight about 1100 pounds.
Left my place on Eight Mile during
March or 1st of April. Reward.
4t. HOWARD ANDERSON.
We have quite a supply of 30x3 4
used tires and tubes in good condi
tion at price, .rom 60c up, HEPP
Crowd of Morrow People
Is Entertained by
BALL GAME FEATURE
Heppner Defeated la Tenth Inning
4-S; Many Foot Races Are
Full of Interest
Morrow county throngs gathered at
lone yesterday for one of the largest
celebrations ever held in the county.
Heppner was there in large numbers,
Lexington moved there kit and bag
while farmers from all sections made
this their patriotic mecca, when all
were shown a royal time by Egg City
The celebration started off with a
big parade in the morning, followed
by an address by S. E. Notson at the
camping grounds. Both these features
were well taken by the crowd, Mr.
Notson's address especially receiving
much praise. The afternoon program
consisted of baseball game between
Heppner and lone teams, a large num
ber of foot races and a bicycle race.
In the evening the crowd gathered
at the Legion hall for the dance and
at the grove fox the free picture
The ball game was the main at
traction of the day, and was one of
the elosest contested and best play
ed games in the county this season.
Both teams hit a fast stride and few
errors were made, lone taking the
long end of a 4-3 score in the tenth
Inning. A batting rally by lone In
the third netted them three tallies,
and Heppner retaliated the next time
at bat with three, making the score
3-3 to the last half of the tenth when
lone ran in the deciding tally. Win
ans and Cochran was Ione's battery
while Broughton and Matlock served
Children's races took place before
the game with large entries, and the
men's races came after the game.
The men's free-for-all 100-yard dash
to decide the fastest man in the
county was the hardest contested of
all with the most entries. The deci
sion gave Wrenn, a Canadian working
near lone, first, and Loyal Parker,
Lexington, second. Parker won .the
50-yard dash. Other races which
proved exciting were the three-legged
race and fat men's race. The Gilles
pie brothers won the three-legged
race, while Ed Bristow carried off
first for the fat boys, being closely
followed by Wid Palmateer for sec
ond and Ed Keller for third places.
Christian church ladies assisted in
taking care of the crowd by serving
dinner at noon and luncheon in the
evening, receiving many good words
for the quality as well as quantity
of their "eats." lone was certainly
"loaded to the guards," which was
characterized by the remark of a na
tive habitant in a hurry to get down
the street after the ball game. "Well,
I'll be damned."
HAS NEW HEAD
Portland, Ore., July 3. A. S. Dud
ley of Sacramento, said to be one
of the best Chamber of Commerce
men in the United States, has been
selected as Executive Manager of the
Oregon State Chamber of Commerce,
beginning August first.
The Board of Directors of the State
Chamber authorized the appointment
of a highly-trained organization man
as a step in the state-wide develop
ment program to be undertaken
jointly by the Portland and State
Chambers. Dudley was selected by a
committee of the Directors composed
of E. B. Hall of Klamath Falls. I. E.
Vining of Ashland and Roy T. Bishop
The new State Chamber will de
vote a major part of its time to the
state outside of Portland, particular
ly along the lines of cooperative mar
keting and the general strengthening
and betterment of agricultural condi
tions, according to State Chamber of
ficials. This line of work is one In
which Dudley is particularly well
qualified, and is exactly in line with
the state-wide development program
for which a fund of $.100,000 ia now
being raised in Portland.
Dudley was formerly an astntant
secretary of the Los Angeles Cham
ber of Commerce, and for the past
three years secretary-manager of the
Sacramento Chamber. Under his
supervision, the Sacramento Chamber
has developed into one of the leading
development organizations of Calif
ornia and recognized nationally as a
model of its kind.
J. W. Brewer, General Secretary of
the State Chamber, will be retained
in his present position.
Three prominent young ladiet of
lone who attended the Heppner Chau
tauqua last Fridfiy night found, when
ready to return home, a card at
tached to their car summoning them
to appear in the police court tne fol
lowing morning and imswor to the
charge of parking too near a tire
plug. But because of their youth and
beauty the authorities waived all
charges and allowed them to depart
in peace, lone Independent,
Give the little chicks a good start;
we have the necessary chick feed
Also for the laying hen -bone meal,
egg maker, grit and oyster shvll. Peo
ples Hardware Company.
For Sale Full blood O. I. C. hour.
3 months old; aUo 2 full biud O. I.
C, sows to farrow in July that win
trade for cows or hif m. OKA L
HENRIKSEN, Cecil, Ore. at.
To Trade I have a a. inch ',,..
separator and a 2o 40 engine to tnulo
for a truck of not It" tlmn 2 12 ton
capacity. J. H. PAPHKKG, H.-pnuur,
LOST-On street of Hennripr, let
ter addressed to G. VY. Plirlt, Court
Houte, Pendleton. Valuable, Kinder
p tense return to this ofhVo. Kfwurd.
Rodolph Valentino in "The Sht'lk",
Sunday and Monday at th .Slur,