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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1923.
Volume 19, Number 14.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Judge Cornett Kept Busy
Past Week on Moon
SEVERAL ARE FINED
Fourth of July Celebration Causes
Carelessness In Displaying Booze;
Officers Are on the Job
Numeroua casea were heard before
Judge Alex Cornett in Justice court
during the week, many of them tha
outgrowth of too free indulgence In
moonshine and bootleg whiskey.
Some of the casea were offenses com
mitted during the celebration at Par
kers Mill, where booxe flowed rather
freely "in spots and put fights and
disorderly conduct on the docket as
charges for which the law violators
were to be heard.
Lee Philips plead guilty to charge
of being drunk in a public place,
and the judge thought his offense
sufficient to call for a fine of $25,
with coats asHessed at $8.60. His dis
turbance was at Parkers Mill on
Karl Saling, for possessing intoxi
icating liquor, came before the judge
on the 6th and he drew a fine of $25
and coatH at $2,50.
Frits Rader was arrested at the
Mill and brought to town, but plead
ing the necessity of returning at
once to the ranch to look after bum-
ness, he was allowed to. go on his
promise to appear in court later to
receive his sentence.
Jas. Wilkes and Raymond Thornton,
who were caught by the sheriff were
brought Into court charged with un
lawful transportation of liquor. The
liquor was taken from a car belong
ing to F.d Adkins, and the sheriff con
fiscated this vehicle, which is now in
the possession of the circuit court.
Upon coming before Judge Cornett,
Thornton plend guilty and was given
a fine of $250 and costs of $2.50.
Wilkes had a hearing before the
court, was adjudged guilty and fined
court, was adjudged guilty and fined
$100, with costs at $2.50. A keg con
tainnig between five and eight gal
Ions uf moonshine was taken from
the car by the sheriff.
Frank Howell of Hardman, was
drunk at Parkers Milt and raising
a disturbance; his hearing will Ibe on
August 1st before Judge Cornett.
Carl Ylander, who is a powder man
with the road crew up Hinton creek,
was tnken in charge for fighting; he
was a little obstreperous when the
sheriff servpd him with a warrant,
not having yet sobered off, so when
reaching the office of the justice at
the court house the district attorney
proceeded to swear out another war
rant on the charge of being intoxi
cated, and the judge gave him $26 and
costs of $2.50 for this offense, and
he begun to sober up. The fighting
charge will be heard later.
Alex Star, for disorderly conduct,
drew a fine of $10 and $2.50 coats.
Veterans Bureau Is
Doing Good Work
During the fiscal year just ended,
the employment service of the United
States Veterans' Bureau in Wash
ington. Oregon, Idaho and Alaska de
veloped many hundreds of employ
ment opportunities, which made It
possible to place in positions all but
a few of the 955 disabled veterans
who completed their training courses
during this period. During the next
six months 730 more injured ex-ser-vire
men will finish training under
the direction of the government and
be ready to fill responsible positions
in a variety of occupations.
The job of putting this most im
portant touch on the vocational re
habilitation of injured war veterans
of this district is being tackled with
untiring seal, according to District
Manager L. C. Jcsseph. Employers
of the Pacific Northwest are urged
to cooperate with the veteran's bu
reau even more earnestly than in the
past in this campaign of placing In
employment rehabilitated ex-service
people. The load of training comple
tions Is now nt its height and quick
action is necessary in order that hun
dreds of war veterans of this district
who are scheduled to complete their
courses soon will be tnken care of.
Employers should get in touch with
the nearest office of the Veterans'
Burenu located in Seattle, Portland,
Spokane or noise.
Chambers of Commerce of the larg
est cities in the district and members
of the West Coast Lumber associa
tion are actively supporting the drive
to stimulate employment of these
men who have learned new occupa
tions to replace the ones they lost
because of war service. Governors of
Washington, Oregon and Idnho re
cently issued statements urging the
people of these states to meet this
Junt plea for employment.
Heppner Odd Fellows
Install New Officers
At tho rejrulnr mtrtlng of Willow
Lodge No. (Hi, I. O. O. F. It evening,
tho following office were Inslnlled
for tho enduing six months: N. C,
Sherman Khaw, V. G. D. 0. Justus,
Secretary A. M. Phelps, Treasurer J.
L. Yengor, Warden Adam Knoblock,
Conductor M. J. Devin, Chaplain J.
C. Kirk, It. H. N. 0. Albert Ailklns,
L. S. N, O. O. M. Scott, I(. 8. V. G.
0. W. Sperry, L. S. V 0., D. C. Our
dane, Past Grand A, Z. Unrnnnl.
As there has been a fence placed
across tho county road on Freexeout
mountnln, we hereby notify tho pub
lic that we will not ailow livestock to
make a trail over any of our lands In
this district, owing to this fence, and
will handle such stock na wilful tres
pass. HYND BROTHERS CO.,
t. By David Hynd, Secretary,
New Meat Market Is
Open for Business
Henry Swartx this week opened up
the Peoples' Cash Market in the
building next door to the Calmus
blacksmith shop on Main street, and
has been quite busy serving the pub
lie of Heppner since. Before going
Into this building it was quite thor
oughly worked over and completely
repainted and papered throughout,
and under the charge of J. H. Cox a
sanitary cold storage vault has been
installed, where all meats are kept
cool and fresh. In the rear of the
shop Mr. Swartz will have his sau
sage mill and rendering vats and
withal the place is put in a neat
and sanitary condition, in which
manner the Peoples Cash Market is
to be run.
Mr. Swartz, who has been engaged
in the meat business at Heppner more
or less for a number of years past,
states that he can promise the best
the market affords all the time to his
patrons, and It will be his desire to
please. Just at present he is butcher
ing at the Lexington slaughter house,
but will arrange to do this work
at home a little later.
Vancouver, B. C. Will
Have Official Meeting
The International Northwest Law
Enforcement Officials' meeting will be
held at Vancouver, B. C, July 23-4-5-6,
1923, which will be attended by all
law enforcement officials from the
provinces of Alberta and British Col
umbia and the states of Washington,
Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado,
California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming
and the territory of Alaska. The
meeting will be an international anti-crime
conference for the discus
sion of vital criminological matters
that demand immediate attention, and
to advise ways and means of install
ing modern systems of combating
crime. Instructive talks of interest
to every man engaged in the investi
gation of crime or the enforcement
of law will be given by some of the
most noted criminologists "and offi
cials on criminal investigatoin, iden
tification, procedure, and crime pre
vention. There will also be great en
tertainment features for all visitors
and President Harding will be there
the last day of the conference.
District Attorney Notson and Sher
iff McDuffee are planning to attend
this conference, the former being one
of the speakers on the program for
the first day.
CAPTAIN VISITS OLD HAUNTS.
Back once more amid the scenes
of his college days, Everett May,
captain of the regular army and for
mer football star of Oregon Agri
cultural college, ia here spending a
two months' leave from duty. He is
stationed at Clemson college, South
Carolina, as a military instructor,
and is delighted with the south and
the treatment he has been receiving
there, "Next to Oregon I never saw
a place that so completely pleased
me as does South Carolina," he said
yesterday. "I did not like to leave
Vancouver, where I was stationed
with the 60th infantry, but after I
got acquainted around Clemson col
lege I was not greatly displeased."
Ten years ago Captain May was a
well-known athlete at the Corvnllis
institution. Particularly was he fear
ed by players on the University of
Oregon team. "Watch out for Ever
ett May," or "Get May," they would
say. After college graduation he be
came graduate manager of the college
athletic teams. Then when the war
came he went to the Presidio at San
Francisco and was commissioned a
lieutenant. Assigned to the 91st div
ision he commanded a company at
Camp Lewis and in France. He will
remain here several days longer,
greeting old friends and comrades
and then drive back to South Caro
lina to prepare for his year's work
at college. Oregonian.
Captain May spent a few days in
Heppner the past week, visiting nt
the home of his sister, Mrs. Guy Boy
er. He made the drive from South
Carolina to Oregon in 13 days, and
greatly enjoyed every bit of the
Tack Kept Them from ..
Middle of the Road
Four young women in knirkerbotk
er and skirts, touring by Ford auto
mobile from Oregon to the Yellow
stone National park, were at the
Coeur d' Alene hotel yesterday. They
were Mrs. E. E. Clark, Miss Pauline
Happold, Miss Odile Groshcns of
Heppner, and Miss Creola Ailnms of
"We were unable to atay in the
road for 15 miles until we found a
tack In a tire," aaid Mrs. Clark, who
waa at the wheel. She removed the
tack, cloacd the hole it made and waa
on the way again and able to keep
in the middle of the road, states the
Spokcaman-Rcvicw of Monday, July
Tho young women left Heppner
about a week ago, and aeem to be pro
gressing on their journey all right.
Sunday school, 9:46 a. m.
Sermon, H a. m.( 7: 45 p. m.
Chrtatlan Endeavor, 7 p. m.
Choir practice, Friday 8 p. m.
We invite any who aing to come
help in the choir. The special music
at our servicoa last Sunday waa
greatly enjoyed by the splendid and
iencea. There will be apecial muaie
again next Sunday at both morning
and evening services.
The Indies missionary society
meets In the church parlora Frldaj
afternoon, 2:30. All ladies are In
The Lord is blessing, come and be
J. R. L. 11ASLAM. Paalor.
From the barn of George Dykatra
in Heppner, ono bay horae, about 6
yenra old, weight about 1150, brand
ed EF on front shoulder; aome alight
collar marks. Reward. W. I. FKI.CH
Lexington, Oregon. 4t.
Iron gray mare, 2-year-old, invis
ible brand, weight nhout 1100 pounds.
Left my place on Eight Mile during
March or 1st of April. Reward,
tt HfWARD ANDERSON.
CECIL ENS ITEMS
Sunday, July 1, waa the hottest day
of the season, heat registering 103
degrees in the shade at Cecil. Mon
day, Tuesday and Wednesday cooler
and very windy. Thursday, July 5,
cool all day, rained heavily all nijrht.
Heavy showers occasionally during
Friday, finished up at midnight with
a tremendous downpour. Saturday
fair but very cloudy. All harvest
work at a standstill on all ranches
in Cecil vicinity at least.
We did expect "Wid" Palmateer
of Windynook to have been the win
ner of the fat men's race at lone on
July 4th. Especially after allowing
him to practice on the Cecil race
track with Walter Pope as instructor
for so many days in preparation for
the big event. "Wid" retired from
racing to start a game of Who Can
Empty a Lunch Basket First.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Deos and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Sherard and family
from their ranches near The Wil
lows were calling in Cecil on Wed
nesday evening. Mr. Sherard, who
has a fine radio installed at his ranch
was quite delighted with the results
of listening in on the president's
speech, the big fight, etc., during
Wednesday afternoon, July 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Madden of
Portland arrived at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Melville Logan nt The
Willows on Sunday and have been
busy during their short vacation vis
iting all of their friends on Willow
Mrs. W. H. Chandler and youngest
daughter Miss Laura left on Sunday
for Lebanon where they will visit fori
a few days. Mr. C. is too busy among
his fine garden produce to go visit- j
ing at present.
Peter Bauernfiend left on Tue.sday .
for Condon en route for Ritter
Springs, so Cecil is now minus hor
right hand man, while Pete ia enjoy
ing his annual vacation, which we
hope will benefit his health.
Francis Nash, son of Peter Nash,
of Shedd, Ore., accompanied by his
cousin John Logan of Four Mile, had
merry time on Sunday while on
their journey of discovery around
Jack Hynd and daughters Misses
Annie and Violet of Huterby Flats
and T. H. Lowe of Cecil, accompanied
by Robt. and Willie Hynd, sons of
the late R. F. Hynd of Portland, were
visiting in Arlington on Monday.
Misses Mildred Henriksen, Violet
-edford, Annie and Violet Hynd had
the time of their lives on Saturday
night escorting J. C. Kelsay to the
big dunce held at Mr. Willey'a ranch.
Leon Loc-an of Four Mile, Miss
Olive Loi::in of Portland, Mr. and
Mrs. M. V. Logan of The Willows
pent funday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. 2,'onneth Logan at Boardman.
Mrs. Coo and son arrived from
Missouri on Thursday and will spend
part of their holidays with Mrs.
Coo's brother, Mr. Wade Crawford,
linn Violet Ledford of Canby has
hnen visiting1 at Strawberry ranch,
the home of Mrs, Geo. Henriksen,
was nice J. C. Kelsay of Crass
Mrs. F-met Cochran left Cecil on
the) local on Sunday for Heppner af
tnr spending some time at the home
of Mr. Hi;d Mrs. C. Harnett at Four
Mr. and Mrs, H. J. St router and
family and Mis. Weltha Conibest of
Cecil spent Wednesday with Mr. and
Mrs. H. V. Tyler near Rhea Siding.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Harratt and
nephews, R. and W. Hynd, were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd
at Butterby Flats on Sunday.
Johnnie Shoefeldt of Rhea Siding
left on Saturday morning for Nnshau,
Montana, whore he will visit with
friends for n few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Wllley and family
from their ranch near Tho Willows
were calling in Cecil on Sunday.
Walter Pope waa a visitor at the
homo of Mr, and Mrs. J. K. Crahtree
at Potheboys Hill on Sunday.
Miss Olive Logan left on the local
for Heppner on Wednesday, where
she will visit for some time.
Mrs. W. H. Anderson of Olex is
visiting with her sister Mrs. Geo.
Noble nt Rhea Siding.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Krelts of The
Last Camp were doing business in
lone on Thursday.
MUvph A. C, Lowo and Georgia
Summers wore visiting in lone on
A Great Big River to Cross
( Ml0',4 what )
Forest News Notes of
the Gurdane District
A new telephone line has been
constructed, leading southward from
Ellis Ranger station to Rtmrock, a
distance of about ten miles. At Rim
rock a horse pasture will be fenced
and a small cache of lire fighting
K. P. Cecil and T. P. Flynn of the
Portland office were in the Gurdane
district a few days in connection with
the construction of the Western
Route road. The route between Ellis
and Ditch Creek Ranger stations was
decided upon and part of the way
located and staked. Some location
work was also done between Ellis
and Ukiah, It is planned to clear
the light of way and burn the brush
this season, then next year to do the
Forest Examiner Bottcher who is
in charge of improvements was at
Ellis Ranger station and supervised
the location work on the El lis-Rim-rock
telephone line. Ranger Groom
of the Heppner district assisted in
the work of construction.
L. M. Bowles who is in charge of
the warehouse and dispatcher's at
Ukiah, was a visitor in the district
the last of the week. Mr. Bowles, in
company with Ranger Woods, visit
ed at Arbuckle lookout and familiar
ized himself with the lay of the land
and the fire hazard.
Mrs. Fred Casteel and the boys
moved from Albee to Ditch Creek
Runger station the first of the week
to be with Mr. Castee! during the
An attractive, new fence of peeled
poles has replaced the old yard fence
at Ellis station. The work being
done during the rainy weather, at odd
DR. RASMUS AT SPOKANE.
The Rev. Dr. Henry I. Rasmus of
Long Beach, Calif., former pastor of
the Central Methodist church, preach
ed in his old church yesterday to an
audience that filled the edifice almost
to capacity, states the Spokane
Spokesman-Review of Monday last.
Dr. and Mrs. Rasmus are guests at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. E.
Z. Smith, on Walnut road, Opportun
ity. John L. Jenkins and wife of Board
man were visitors in Heppner for a
short time on Monday. John stHtes
that the project received a genuine
soaking in the big rain that fell on
Thursday and Friday last, and it was
a great help to vegetation.
THE PEOPLES CASH MARKET
is now open and is prepared to supply you
with fresh and cured meats, fish in sea
son and lard.
I wish to thank the people of Heppner
for past business favors, and solicit a por
tion of their patronage. While my pres
ent location is small, you will find it neat
and sanitary, and all of my products the
Peoples Cash Market
I RUN MY OWN DELIVERY AND
ASSURE YOU PROMPT SERVICE
The families of Peter Prophet, E.
Albee and O. H. Hendrix, who went
to the mountains Tuesday of last
week to enjoy a few days of outing,
were marooned at their camp near the
mouth of Potamus on the John Day
river, when the big rains came and
caught them there. The roads and
grades were made so soft that it
was not possible to get out with the
machines, and the campers did not
get back to Heppner until Monday.
Rain and hail made it very unpleas
ant much of the time, but they got
their share of trie fish just the same.
Mr. Hendrix, who is foreman at the
Herald office, has been somewhat in
disposed since arriving home and not
able to do the machine work on the
paper, making it an uphill job for
Pat to get out his edition this week,
and he had to call on the G.-T. to
mpc'ne some of his copy for him.
Robert Notson, student at Willam
ette University, and captain of the
university debating team the past
winter, arrived home on Thursday
and will spend his summer vacation
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E.
Notson. Robert made a good show
ing on the debate team this season,
and greatly enjoyed the itinerary of
the team when they took a trip
through the Middle West and South
last winter and carried off the laurels
in five out of six debates they had
with other colleges.
Mrs. D. E. Gilman arrived home on
Sunday after a visit of several weeks
in Portland with friends. She re
mained at Portland after attending
the W. R. C. convention in Grants
Pass in May. We understand that
Mrs. Gilman is receiving endorsement
for national president of the Relief
Corps and will be pushed for that
place at the national convention this
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, daugh
ters Doris, Kathleen and Patty and
Mrs. Kenneth K. Mahoney departed
by auto on Sunday for a visit at
Spokane, Wash., and Bonners Ferry,
Idaho, expecting to be absent for a
Miss Viola Brown, little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Orve Brown, was
successfully operated on the first of
the week for the removal of ade
noids and diseased tonsils. She is
practically recovered from the opera
tion at this time.
Special music Sunday 11 a. m.; 7:45
p. m. Federated Church. Come.
Woman and Kiddies Ride
Horseback to Meaeham
In order to be on hand at the big
celebration at Meaeham and to see
the President and wife, Mrs. Hugh
Currin and kiddies of Pilot Rock, sad
dled up their ponies and made the
long journey on horseback, arriv
ing in good time and taking in the
doings at the top of the mountain.
They met President Hardnig and Mrs.
Harding, and when Mrs. Currin ex
plained to them that they had made
the long trip on horseback he com
plimented her as being a brave wo
man. They returned home in good
time after the celebration and suffer
ed no inconvenience from the pioneer
mode of travel.
The president's language was very
gracious, but when the trip was re
ported to Jerry Brosnan, father of
Mrs. Currin who resides in this city,
his comment was somewhat of ft dif
ferent nature. Jerry has a way of
expressing himself very forcibly and
in eloquent terms.
Farmers Elevator Co.
Holds Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Farm
ers Elevator company was held at
the offices of the company at the
elevator on Monday. The business
affairs of the company were gone
over for the year, the financial re
port showing a very satisfactory con
dition and a substantial profit for the
W. G. McCarty was re-elected pres
ident for the coming year and R. W.
Turner secretary to take the place of
E. R. Huston. C. N. Jones was chos
en as a director and Chas. Swindig
is retained as manager. The Hepp
ner flouring mill property, owned by
the elevator company, and which has
been standing idle for some time, will
ba disposed of, either by sale or on
lease, the company now having a
prospective buyer in view, and in
event this is done the mill will be
put in operation again, in the opinion
of one of the officers of the com
pany. Central Market Puts on
Service for Farmers
Grover Swaggart, proprietor of Cen
tral Market, has put on a service for
the delivery of meats to the farmers
in the Heppner territory. The Ford
car fitted up properly to carry the
meats and produce is in charge of
Earl Miller, and it is the intention of
Mr, Swaggart to reach all the farm
ing section tributary to Heppner of
ten enough each week that they may
be well supplied for their harvest
needs. Look out for the Ford with
the little blue house on it.
Mr. Swaggart has also started up
a delivery from the market in town
) and all orders will be promptly rilled
and delivered from nis shop in nis
Mrs. Lena White, daughter of Mrs.
Wf. W. Smead of this city, and for
merly a resident here, has been ap
pointed to the position of house
mother of one of the homes for chil
dren being erected by the state W
C. T. U. at Corvallis, end will take
charge of her work at once, accord
ing to announcement appearing in
the Sunday Oregonian. Two cottages
have been constructed on the farm,
and one of these will be in charge of
Mrs. C. T. Webb, wife of the super
intendent of the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hemperly, re
cently from China where Mr. Hem
perly was a representative of a Port
land flouring mill and looked after
the trade of his company in that for
eign country, spent several days in
Heppner this week, visiting at the
home of Joseph Snyder and wife.
Mrs. Hemperly is a sister of Mr.
Ike Howard of lone is in the city
today. The recent heavy rains have
delayed the harvest to some extent
there, according to Mr. Howard, and
it will be several days yet before har
vest will be generally under way. The
storm at lone on Tuesday afternoon
I was light and no damage was done.
Fred Tash and wife and several
i members of the family made a trip
over to Walla Walla during the week
for a visit witn tne parents oi nr.
Tash, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Tash. Fred
brought home with him his automo
bile which he left at Walla Walla
late last fall. .
W. J. Gooding, a young man from
Boise, Idaho, is in Heppner this week.
Mr. Gooding engages in the sheep
industry in his state and is here at
this time looking up the market for
lambs, considerable number, of which
he has purchased from local sheep
Lester Gemmell, son of Robert
Gemmell of this city was operated
on Monday at the Heppner Surgical
hospital for appendicitis, and is re
ported to be getting along well.
Jas. Carty, extensive rancher and
sheepman of Tub Springs, is in town
today. Mr. Carty is summering some
of his bands in the mountains over
in Wallowa county this season
Give the little chicks a good start;
we have the necessary chick feed.
Also for the laying hens bone meal,
egg maker, grit and oyster shell. Peo
ples Hardware Company.
To Trade I have a 28-inch Case
separator and a 20-40 engine to trade
for a truck of not less than 2 1-2 tons
capacity. J. H. PADBERG, Heppner.
Mrs. John B. Cason and children
arrived home on Sunday from a visit
of several weeks with relatives and
friends at Lone Rock and Spray.
Vic Groshena left for Fossil Tues
day where he has work as a stone
mason on the new hotel going up
Good grass pasture for horses, $
for cattle, $1.60, per month. Plenty
of water. B. H. PECK, upper Rhea
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Whetstone are
visiting with relatives and friends in
Pendleton this week.
Wanted Wheat haulers on or
abtut July 10. Call or wriU Cecil
C. Sargent, lone.
Apricots about July 1Mb.; $1.00 per
box, prepaid. T. S. COFFEY, The
Dalles, Ore. 2t.
Special music Sunday 11 a. m.; 7:4ft
p. m. Federated Church. Come.
Reform Is Needed in
Rural School System
Superintendent of Freaao, California,
Schools, Point Way to Im
provement ia Country
University of Oregon, Eugene, July
6. Reform in the rural school sys
tem, the weak link in the chain of
American education, ia necessary if
the public schools are to attain the
results expected of them, William J.
Cooper, superintendent of schools in
Fresno, Cal., declared this morning
in an address before the summer ses
sion assembly on the subject MWhy
the Public Schools?
The why of the public school in
Mr. Cooper's opinion is to inculcate
the ideas of democracy and effective
citizenship and to unify the nation's
"The main defect in the American
public school now," said Mr. Cooper,
"is that the child in the rural dis
trict has not the educational oppor
tunity of the city child. You ean
easily see this by simply taking a
look at some of the buildings to
which the rural child is sent."
Short terms, poor building facil
ities, inexperienced teaching staffs,
all contribute to the inefficiency of
the rural school, according to the
speaker. He quoted statistics show
ing that the city child receives edu
cation for a much longer period of
each year than the child in the rural
district does. Figures quoted from
Kentucky, selected as a typical and
not exceptional case, indicated that
in the first eight years of schooling
there was available for the child in
the city district a total of 72 months
of school against an average of 48 in
the country. "This," said Mr. Cooper,
"makes it necessary either for the
rural child to do one-third more work
in the time he is in school or to re
main in school for one-third more
years. Few are able to do either one
or the other."
Figures quoted from recent educa
tional research indicated that of native-bom
whites ten years old and
over, 30,000,000 live in cities and an
equal number in the country. The
number of illiterates of the 30,000,000
in the cities was given at 211,000 or
seven tenths of one per cent, while
in the country districts, the number
was 1,031,000, making the percentage i
of illiteracy 3.4 per cent or nearly
five times as high. In the case of
the negroes, illiteracy ranged from
13.4 per cent in the city to 28.5 per
cent in the country.
The amount of wealth back of
each child in the public schools Is a
factor, according to Mr. Cooper, and
serves to explain much of the in
equality of educational facilities be
tween city and country.
The answer to the problem," said
Mr. Cooper in conclusion, "is the
spreading of the burden of school
support over the state as a unit to
raise the money where the wealth is
and spend it where the children are.
Then you may have equal opportun
ity for every American child." The
policy of state support for schools
should be carried out, believes Mr.
Cooper, in spite of the influence of
large corporations making big profits
n, outlying counties having few chil
dren, who protest against being tax
ed for the education of children in
$8,000 Shortage Incur
red in Mountain Pageant
A deficit of about $8000 is facing
the communities that staged the Old
Oregon Trail celebration at Meaeham
July 3 and 4, according to incomplete
checks made Sunday at a meeting of
the general committee at La Grande.
L. C. Scharpf, chairman of the com
mittee from this side of the moun
tains, attended the meeting.
An accountant is now making a
check of expenditures and expenses,
and a detailed statement will be ready
within a day or two. Communities co
operating in the celebration repre
sented four counties. Baker, Union,
Wallowa and Umatilla counties. Pre
sent indications are that Pendleton
and Umatilla county will have about
$2500 to pay toward satisfying the
All the buildings that were erected
on the grounds have been sold, and
all except the dance hall have been
wrecked. The work of tearing this
structure down started this morning.
Morrow County Picnic
Is Postponed Again
As sometimes happens in Portland,
it rained Saturday, July 7. the day
the Morrow County Reunion asso
ciation was to have held its annual
picnic at Laurelhurst Park in Port
land, and of necessity it was again
After duly consulting the weather
man, the executive committee hare
set Saturday afternoon, July 21, for
this annual event.
We have the promise of good wea
ther on that date and with the addi
tional assurance afforded in the tra
dition that "the third time's the
charm," it is confidently expected
that the attendance will be large and
the event will be an unprecedented
N. C. MARIS, Secretary.
FILES SUIT FOR DIVORCE.
Cruel and inhuman treatment is
given as the reason why she should
be granted a divorce from her hus
band, Charles J. Bookman, in a suit
filed this week in the circuit court
at Pendleton by Lulu J. Bookman.
They were married in Heppner in
1S18 and have two baby girls, cus
tody of which is asked by the moth
er, who also requests in her com
plaint that she be granted alimony
in the sum of $40 per month for the
support of the children. Mr. Book
man is a resident of this county.
There will be a special meeting of
Heppner Lodge No. ti9 on next Satur
day evening, the 14th, It is desired
that a large attendance of members
be present, as there will be work in
the third degree.
WHEAT GROWERS GET
Association Pays Balance
Due Farmers on
Adrn Condition, In Marketing
Last Tear Hoped to Be Orer
come Thia Year.
Check, in final aettlement for the
1822 wheat ahipmenta were received
in this county the pait week by the
membera of the Oregon Wheat Grow
ers association. Alone with the
checks was a full statement covering
the transactions, snd from what thia
paper was able to learn, the price re
ceived by the association members
was not altogether satisfactory.
We note from the Producer, organ
of the association, that on the aver
age the price received this year was
about equal to that paid through the
association in the 1921 settlements.
This was regardless of the difference
in the relative values of the varieties
of wheat handled. Last season red
wheats brought more money on the
whole than the white varieties while
this season the latter varieties were
the better aeilers.
The association officers attribute
this change to the fact that thia sea
son, due to the fact that the associa
tions have Increased the west coast
prices as compared with the mid
dle west, large quantities of Montana
red wheat grown by unorganized pro
ducers were dumped on the western
markets, lowering the price for the
red varieties. With the largely in
creased membership in the Montana
association which has been secured
during the last three or four months,
it is hoped that this dumping will
not be continued in the future.
However, the Morrow county mem
bers seem to be pretty much disap
pointed just at present in the final re
sults of the 1922 crop prices, ana
they will doubtless make thia known
to those who have the management
of the selling end of the association,
if we are to judge from numerous
remarks heard on the streeta here
Saturday last, when a considerable
number of the farmers were in the
city holding a consultation over tha
Navy Band Plays in
Portland August First
Oregon folk will have the oppor
tunity of hearing the famous Navy
Department band when that organi
zation plays in Laurelhurst Park,
Portland, August 1, according to an
announcement made Saturday by
Lieutenant-Commander Daniel E. Bar-
bey, navy recruiting officer of th
This band is officially known as the
President's band and is now on board
the U. S. S. Henderson on the Alas
kan tour with President Harding. Tha
band will arrive in Seattle the latter
part of July and is due to arrive in
Portland, where the concert will be
given August 1.
The band which is rated as the
best in the United States, consists of
30 pieces and is directed by Band
master C. A, Benter, U. S. navy. Lau
relhurst Park was chosen for the con
cert because of the crowd that can
be accommodated at that point.
During the concert, the Portland
navy recruiting office will exhibit two
reels of motion pictures. One is en
titled "Rolling down to Rio" while
the other is the 'Navy In tho Near
Governor Walter M. Pierce and his
staff have been invited by Lieutenant
Commander Barbey to attend the con
cert and view the pictures.
After the Portland concert, the on
ly one to be given on this coast by
this famous band, the band will leave
for Washington, D. C. A concert will
be given at Salt Lake City, August 4.
OFF FOR CRATER LAKE.
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs,
Harry Turner, Mrs. Julia Boblit, Bob
by Turner, Ruth Turner, Mrs. R. W.
Turner, Miss Anita Turner and Miss
Ora Gentry departed by autos this
morning on a trip to Crater lake and
for a cruise of Central Oregon and
other points of interest. They expect
to be gone for about two weeks. Har
ry Turner and family Just returned
from a trip of several weeks into
Washington and Idaho, making tha
circuit of the wheat growing sections
of that state, where they found erop
conditions in all lines of agriculture
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.
The ladies of Neighbors of Wood
craft gave an entertainment at the
Star theater on Tuesday evening that
was quite welt patronized. Thy a!o
sold candy and disposed of a quilt,
Vic Groshens holding the lulcky num
ber. Owing to the big itorm that
came up, several of those to appear
on the program were unable to gt
to town, and some important feature
had to be omitted. Thvne will be
given later at the Star ht eater, so
we are informed, the appearand of
the troop to be on Saturday evening,
for which there is to be no e&tra
Roaa Geiger, formerly of Heppner,
was in the city a short time today.
He is now with the Mack truck pwo
pie in Portland, and cume to Heppner
on business for hii company.