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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 19, Number 15.
HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, JULY 19, 1923.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
John Hubbard Loses Life
Near Messner Sat
ASLEEP ON TRACK
Three Young Fellows, Tired and
Hungry, Stop to Rest; Two
Lay on Ralls
John Hubbard, aged about 24 years,
was Instantly killed by being struck
by the engine of train No. 23 on the
main line about a mile and a half
east of Meaaner, early Saturday
At the coroner's inquest held at Ar
lington, where the body was taken by
the train crew, conducted by Coroner
Case of this city, it developed that
young Hubbard was a native of Can
ada, his home being at Rockville,
west of Montreal, where hla mother
In company with two other young
men, he was making his way west,
hoping to get back to Kalama, Wash.,
where he and another of the com
pany had formerly worked tn the
paper mills, and had had good wages
and good quarters In which to re
side. Being taken with the wander
lust, they had struck out for the in
terior country and traveled as far as ;
Idaho and Montana, and were on j
the return, broke, and getting along j
as best they could by tramping, and
catching a ride once in a while. They
had been working along in the night
time, had but little to eat, their last
meal consisting principally of raw
potatoes, and when they reached the
point above Messner, Hubbard and
one companion sat down on the track
and the other man went nearer the
edge of the right of way, all three,
because of their fatigue, soon going
to sleep. The approach of the train
wakened Hubbard's companion on the
track and he tried to arouse him and
evidently had lifted him to a stand
ing position when the engine struck
him and he was knocked from the
track. His legs were broken at the
ankles and at the thigh, his chest
crushed, his neck broken and the
skull crushed at the base of the
brain, death being instantaneous.
The engineer, who stated that the
train at the time was making a speed
of about 60 miles per hour, saw the
mn and thought that both of them
had been struck. After bringing the
train to a standstill 150 yards from
the scene of the accident, it was
backed up, the body taken on and left
at Arlington, where, after the inquest,
it was turfed on Sunday. Instruction
had been received in answer to a tel
egram pent to the young man's mo
ther, to bury the body there.
The young man at sleep away from
the track knew nothing of the acci
dent until he had been awakened and
Informed that "Slim," as they called
Hubbard, had been hit by the train
MORROW PLTILS WIN PRIZES.
Mrs. Lena S. Shurte, school super
intendent, reports that Grace Louise
Buschke of District No. 3 on Rhea
creek, and Earling Thompson of Dis
trict No. 10, Ella, were awarded cash
p rites of $10 each for their essays
written on the importance of care of
the teeth, the prizes having been
awarded by the state board of dental
examiners from more than ten thous
and contestants in the state.
The state W. C. T. U. also offered
prizes for essays and posters and
Olive Young of Pine City 7th grade
won a prize in the poster content
and Mary Wattenberger of the 8th
grade of the same school received
honorable mention for her essay on
the evils of the use of tobacco, and
It was requested that the essay be
read at the teachers' nstitute this
fall. As there is to be no institute,
Mrs. Shurte hopes to be able to get
the essay printed in the county pa
pers. KILLED BY TRAIN.
Charles Allinger received word
Monday that his brother Fred had
been killed the night before at Wav
erlcy station, near Portland, and im
mediately left for the scene of the
The Portland papers ftate that Mr.
Allinger was aged and practically
deaf and failed to hear the warning
whistle of the train while he was
walking on the railroad track. lone
In conversation last Sunday with
Charles O. Conner, who farmi ex
tensively In the Olex neighborhood,
he said that after a survey of the
wheat )n the southeastern sections of
the county, he was of the opniion that
the late rains did far more good than
they did harm. lone Independent.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
July 22, 1923.
The two groat mistake that the
American people are making Is ab
senting themselves from the ballot
box, and from the church. These
are the two levers that remove stum
bling blocks to real civilization. Here
is the opportunity that we offer you
for spiritual help Sunday: Bible
school 9:45 a, m followed by preach
ing and communion at 11 o'clock.
Themo of the morning sermon is
"Lost in the Church." The Christian
Endeavor meeting at 7 o'clock, and
the song service and preaching nt 8
o'clock. The theme of the evening
sermon will be "The Real Secret of
Happiness." Our church building is
the coolest place in town; you are
invited to enjoy the services with us.
LEXINGTON HAS RESTAURANT,
Victor Knight In preparing to open
up a restaurant and short order
house at Loxington. The restaurnnt
will be located in the Carty hotel
buldlng, and Mr. Knight expects to
be ready to serve the public of Lex
ington and vicinity by the first of the
coming week. An eating house of
this sort is something that Lexing
ton has needed for some time.
High School Teacher
Is Injured in Eugene
Mias Janet Fraaler In Serious Condi
tlon as Result of Automobile
The following news taken from
Wednesday morning's Oregonian
eomes as a severe shock to the many
Heppner friends of Miss Janet Fra
sfer, popular high school teacher here
last year, and who was rehired for
the coming school year;
Eugene, Or., July 17. (Special.)
Miss Janet Frasier, 22, daughter of
Mrs. E. J. Frasier of this city and a
former student of the University of
Oregon, sustanied severe injuries
when an automobile in which she was
riding and which was driven by Mrs.
M. S. Ady, Eugene police matron.
struck an electric light pole in the
eastern end of the city this morning.
Miss Frasier was thrown against the
windshield of the car which broke,
severed her jugular vein and cut deep
gashes in her scalp. Although suf
fering from great loss of blood she
has a chance to recover, according
to the attending physicians.
The physicians declared that death
soon after the accident occurred was
prevented when Mrs. F. W. Gilstrap
an occupant of the car, grasped Miss
Frasier's neck and checked the flow
of blood. Other members of the
party who were on their way up the
river for a picnic, were Mrs. Frasier,
the girl's mother, and Mrs. Martin
Svarverud. Mrs. Ady, the driver of
the car, is prostrated.
Some Damage Caused
by Grasshoppers Here
Grasshoppers are causing consider
able damage in Morrow county this
summer, mostly on second cutting
of alfalfa and on some of the spring
grain. The best method of control
for these pests is the spreading of
poisoned bran bait made up as fol
lows: 26 pounds of coarse bran mix
ed thoroughly with one pound of
white arsenic or Paris Green, two
quarts of low grade molasses, two
gallons of water, one pound of salt,
one ounce of anise oil or six finely
chopped lemons or oranges, mix the
above and add to the bran and ar
senic mixture. This should be mix
ed well and then be spread broadcast
very thinly at the rate of five to ten
pounds per acre being careful not to
let any of the bait be put out In
chunks. The best time to spread
grasshopper poison is from about
nine to eleven o'clock in the morning
as the grasshoppers do the most of
their feeding between 9:30 and 1 p.
The poison is a slow acting one on
grasshoppers and It usually takes
from two to four days after the hop
pers take the bait for the result of
the poison to become apparent. How
ever, hoppers do no feeding after tak
ing the bait. The mash is a deadly
poison and should be kept away from
all children and farm animals.
As the hoppers are moving in from
the hills to the fields it will proba
bly be necessary to keep poisoning
every few days as long as they are
coming in as the grasshoppers do not
readilly take the bait after it has
ROGER W. MORSE,
SISTER DIES AT MEDFORD.
Mrs. Charles Swendig and Mrs. Er
nest Starkey received word here last
Thursday of the death at Medford,
Oregon, of their sister, Mrs. Nannie
D. Hull. Mrs. Hull was suddenly
stricken with heart disease and died
in a very few minutes. She was aged
44 years and leaves one son, Harold,
of San Francisco, a brother Lyle V.
Douglas of Portland, and her two sis
ters residing here. At the time of
her death she was also survived by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Doug
las of Medford. Mr. and Mrs. Star
key and daughter and Mrs. Swendig
departed from Heppner by auto to at
tend the funeral of Mrs. Hull, which
occurred at Medford on Sunday. The
mother, Mrs. Douglas, who was an in
valid and bedfast at the time her
daughter died, passed away on Tues
day morning, following the burial of
her daughter. Mrs. Swendig and Mrs.
Starkey had remained at Medford, ex
pecting to bring their mother here to
care for her, and Mr. Starkey and
daughter left Medford early Monday
morning, arriving at Heppner Tues
day evening, finding a telegram
awaiting him here that Mrs. Douglas
had died. Mrs. Swendig and Mrs.
Starkey are expected to arrive home
in a few days.
LEXINGTON CHURCH OF CHRIST.
We are back from the Turner con
vention and at our post of duty
again. This is indeed a very busy
season, but let us not rob God of
His share of our time. If we appre
ciate the bountiful harvest let us
show it by respect to the Lord's Day
and services. The Bible School at
10 and the morning worship at 11 are
deserving of our time and presence.
Also the evening service at 8. Come
let us fellowship together in a profit
able day next Sunday.
E. A. PALMER.
LAMBS TO OMAHA.
Seven double-deck cars of fat lambs
left the Heppner yards this morning
billed to Omaha. The shipment was
made by Klink & Taylor who have
been buying lambs in this vicinity for
some time and it was a fine bunch
"There la more wool unsold than
the public Imagines," says Jnmes
Carty of Lexington, Or., at the lin
perial. "Some of the best wool in the
country is still in the hands of the
growers. Of course, much wool has
been bought and fleeces have been
picked up here and there, hut it is
surprising the amount still on hand."
Mr, Carty has been in the sheep bus
IneHs many years. He owns Juniper
canyon, using it as a sheep range,
This Is the canyon that is intended
as a reservoir to Impound the waters
of the John Day river some time when
a great irrigation project is launched.
Mr. Carty, however, is of the opinion
that his canyon will be used for a
range for a great many years to
IT MAY BE A GOOD IDEA, BARNEY.-BUT WHAT ARE WE TO"
DO WITH THIS PERFECTLY GOOD FOUNDATION?
CECIL NEWS ITEMS
The low price of wheat may have
caused the birds of the air to dis
agree and to send a delegation to
parts unknown to investigate mat
ters. We presume in sympathy with
the wheat men and in search of
wheat worth eating at a higher fig
ure, is the reason of three wild geese
passnig over Cecil on Tuesday, July
10, and four more passing over on
Wednesday, July 11.
Messrs E. W. Ericksen of Grass
Valley and Ab Miller of Heppner.
also Misses Bernice Githens and
Thelma Miller of Heppner and Mild
red Hennksen of Strawberry ranch
were the guests of Mrs, Jack Hynd
of Butterby Flats on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Schoiack
and family made a short stay on
Sunday at The Last Camp on their
return from Cottage Grove where;
they Bpent their vacation before
starting harvest on their ranch at
Mr- H V TvW of Rh KMIn
was visiting Mrs, Jack Hynd at But
terby Flats on Monday, also meeting
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Franklin who were
the guests of Mrs. Hynd during their
slay in cecn while caning on tneir
Heat registered in the shade at Ce
cil store Friday, July 13, 102 degrees
at noon. A heavy sand and wind
storm visited Cecil about 7:30 p. m.
Bame day. Saturday, July 14, at noon
heat 104 in the shade.
Misses Doris Logan of Heppner and
Ester Logan of lone were the guests
of Miss Georgia Summers at The
Last Camp for a few days before
leaving for their respective homes on
Mr. and Mrs. A. Z. Barnard and
daughter Miss Loye of Lexington and
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. franklin of Mil
ton were the dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Lowe at Cecil on Sun
day. Mr, and Mrs. Oscar Lundell and
family accompanied by Misses Elsie
Huff of Portland and Blanche Gro
shens of Heppner were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lindstrom at their
home near lone on Wednesday.
Jack Hynd returned to his farm on
Thursday after touring around the
county for a week with his daughter.
Miss Annie, who has stayed over in
Ukiah at Hynd Bros, ranch The Pines.
Mr. and Mrs. Weber who have been
visiting with their daughter, Mrs.
Geo. Henriksen at Strawberry ranch
for some time left on Wednesday for
their home in Canby.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Logan and son
Gene of The Willows and friend
Sydney Willmott of Portland were
visiting with Mr. and Mtb. H. J.
Streeter on Friday.
Oscar Chandler of Willow Creek
ranch left Saturday with his Ford
son tractor for the harvest fields
near lone where he will work during
Miss Olive Logan of Portland re
turned from Heppner on Saturday
and ppent the week-end with Mrs.
Weltha Combest at Cecil.
Misses Annie C. Lowe and Violet
Hynd accompanied by Mrs. Alfred
Shaw were calling on their friends
in lone on Monday.
Krebs Bros, and their men left Ce
cil on Wednesday for their ranch
above Heppner and are busy putting
up their hay.
R. Ralcomb the genial postmaster
of Morgan was calling on W. H.
('handler at Willow Creek rnnch on
J. W. Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Streeter of Cecil were taking In the
slghtB of the county seat on Friday.
Geo. Henriksen of Strawberry
ranch left on Monday for Portland
where he will visit for a few days.
MIhs Elsio Huff of Portland Is
spending her vacation with her sis
ter Mrs. Oral Henriksen at Ewing.
Mrs, J. E. Crabtree and son of
Dotheboys Hill wero visiting with
Mrs. H. J, Streeter on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Henriksen and
daughters of Ewing were visiting in
Heppner on Monday.
E. H. Ha'bison, grain buyer of
Morgan was doing business in Cecil
Mr. Shernrd and family of The
Willows were calling in Cecil on
Points Out Need to
Stop, Look, Listen
Railroad Posters Show Grade Cross
ing Accidents Due to Driver's
The Southern Pacific company Is
displaying in garages and in other
places where it may be seen by mo
torists a poster that is graphic and
striking in the extreme. It depicts
two automobiles one dashing reck
lessly in front of a speeding train
and the other standing sanely at a
safe distance from the crossing. One
driver is rushing his passengers to a
sudden death; the other is saving
them for long and useful lives. The
poster bears the slogan: "Cross Cross
ings Cautiously," and displays these
gruesome figures: "in five years 9101
killed; 24,208 injured."
The poster is supplemented by sta
tistics gathered by the Southern Pa
cific company on its own lines. In
the past five years there have been
3708 crossing accidents on Southern
Pacific tracks, resulting in 261 deaths
and 1237 injuries. Of these 3708
accidents, 1870, slightly more than
half, resulted when drivers ran in
front of trains. That in itself is a
pretty fair indication of carelessness
cut it is not all. In the five years
covered by the figures quoted, 906
drivers ran actually into the side of
moving trains at crossings, 119 skid
ded into trains, 283 ran into lowered
crossing gates and 28 ran down flag
men who were in the act of warning
them of approaching trains.
Running in front of approaching
trains may result in two ways. The
driver's time may be bo precious, or
he may think it so precious, that he
cannot spare enough of it to wait
for the train to pass and bo he en
dangers his life and the lives of his
passengers by an effort to beat the
engine over the crossing. Or the
accident may be the result of inat
tention, the driver simply failing to
see the approaching train.
For the accidents resulting when
cars crash into the side of moving
trains, or skid into trains, or smash
into lowered crossing gates, or run
down crossing watchmen there can be
but one explanation the driver is
so criminally heedless of the respon
sibilities resting on him as the oper
ator of a motor vehicle as to ap
proach danger-laden crossings with
out even seeing the road ahead of
The lesson inherent in these fig
ures is as obvious as the pun on a
clear day. It is this: When ap
proaching railroad crossings, stop,
look and listen. The time of drivers
of automobiles may be precious, but
very, very seldom indeed is it pre
cious enough to risk a frightful
death under the grinding wheels of
a locomotive in a mad attempt to
save a few seconds of it.
APRICOTS RIPE BY JULY 20.
T. S. Coffey of The Dalles, who
carried an ad in this paper last week
announcing that he would have apri
cots ready for shipment by the 16th,
writes us to say that he missed his
calculations slightly, and picking will
begin the 20th. He states that in re
sponse to that .little advertisement,
he has received a rush of orders from
here and people may be worried on
account of not receiving a response
sooner. These orders will now be
filled just as soon as possible, as Mr.
Coffey did not desire to ship fruit
before it was matured.
NeU M. Johnson, farmer and Rtock
man of Gooseberry, is doing business
in this city today.
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 treo an acre cut in
cord wood will pay $11 an aero 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 Addio and
Stacy Roberta, Heppner, Oregon, tf.
I own sevoral choice irrigated
tracts in Bonrdman district. W
sell on terms, on crop payment or
will rent. Geo. C. Howard, 1115 N
W, Bank, Portland.
LOCAL ENS ITEMS
Ralph Thompson, who was in the
city Monday, states that while it has
been bis luck to have every cutting
of hi h&y thoroughly wet this sea
son, yet he thinks but little real dam
age has been done. Being an old
timer in Morrow county, Mr. Thomp
son cannot recall a season when we
have had as much rain as this one,
and that is the tstimony of many
ether old-time residents.
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman of San '
Francisco were at the millinery store
of Mrs. L, G. Herren on Friday and
Saturday last with a display of ladies
dresses and other garments that at
tracted the attention of the ladies
of the city. They expect to be here
apriin in September, and in the mean
niepMr, Herren is prepared to take
orders for any of the garments de
sired by her customers. j
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Patterson, who
have been absent from Heppner for '
several weeks, are now at Pasadena.
Calif., and Mr. Patterson is negotiat-'
ing for a drug store business there.
He hopes to put the deal across, in
which event they expect to become
permanent residents of the Southern
Pete Hughes met with quite a ser
ious accident at his home near the
depot on Sunday. While fixing a tire
on his motorcycle and using acid on
the same there was an explosion that
nearly blew his eyes out and has
caused him considerable pain and
E. R. Jackman, of O. A. C, has
been in the county the past week,
working with County Agent Morse in
certifying wheat. Work was comple
ted Monday in the fields and Mr.
Morse estimates that some 3000 acres
have been certified, though the
checking has not yet been completed.
O. J. Cox, who was in the city yes
terday from Lexington, states that
harvesting of grain is getting well
under way and will be general over
that part of the wheat belt within a
few days. As yet there is no data
on the yield but this will be given
out in a few more days.
Mrs. Elsie Stevenson, who was vis
iting at the home of her daughter
In The Dalles, was taken ill with
appendicitis and on Wednesday of
last week was taken to the hospital
there for an operation. She is re
ported to be getting along well.
The Farmers Elevator Co., of Jor
dan Siding are erecting a big wheat j
platform, made necessary by the '
large yield of grain tributary to that,
station. The material for the plat
form is being furnished from the
lumber yards of Martin Reid.
Oscar Keithley, Eight Mile wheat
raiser, states that he will be In the
midst of his grain harvest about
August 1. Grain is maturing well and
will be plump, thanks to the abund
ant moisture. Mr. Keithley was in
W. Y. Ball and Stephen Irwin, two
of the clerks in Minor and company
store are otf on their vacations. Mr.
and Mrs. Irwin have gone to Yakima,
Wach., while Mr, Ball has not yet de
cided just where he will spend his
Frank S. Parker has taken over the
lease on the Dutton place adjoining
his farm and will harvest the crop
there this season, The wheat on this
place promises to turn out well and
is rapidly reaching the stage of ma
turity. Andy Hayes left for Pendleton the
first of the week where he will have
a position in the commissary depart
ment of the contractors on the Mc
Kay creek irrigation project. Work
on this big system is now under way.
Mrs, Mattie Adkins returned home
on Friday from a visit of several
weeks with her son Cyril and his fam
ily at Emmet t, Idaho. She expects
to leave soon for a visit with re
latives at Portland and The Dalles.
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Cohn and daugh
ter Elinor will leave the end of the
week for Portland. After a visit of
a few days In the city, the ladies
wilt go on to Rockaway to spend the
summer at the beach.
Mrs. R. B. Wilcox of Lexington was
a pleasant caller at this office while
in the city on Monday. Mr, and Mrs.
Wilcox are funning the Jos. Eskelson
place west of Lexington, formerly
owned by them.
Fred Elder and family, who have
been living in southern California,
Fire Takes 300 Acres
of Weatherford Grab
Low to Arlington Man Covered by
Insurance of $25 an Acre;
Yielding S5 Bushels
Fire destroyed about 300 acres of
wheat belonging to Mark Weather
ford on Shuttler Flat Monday after
noon. G. S. Smith and son Delmar and
Carl Henderson, of Arlington, were
driving along the road and saw the
fire just starting in a pile of straw
that had been dropped by Mr. Weath
erford's combine which was working
in the field. The Arlington men
stopped their car and rushed into the
field hoping to stamp out the fire
before it reached the wheat. They
could not, however, and soon a trail
of fire was leaping in a Southwesterly
direction across the wheatfield which
contained a section of land. The crew
from the harvester stopped the ma
chine and also ran to fight the fire.
Soon neighboring farmers began to
arrive to lend their aid. All the har
vest crews for miles around came to
offer assistance. Plows were put
into service to stop the flames. All
efforts to Btop the onward progress of
the conflagration proved useless, but
it was held from spreading laterally.
The fire swept diagonally through
the field commencing at the north
east comer of the section near the
Mark Weatherford house and ending
near the J. H. Bottimiller house.
When it started, the path of des
truction was only 60 yards wide, but
by the time it ended it had become a
half mile wide, containing an area of
about 300 acres.
A fortunate silver lining to the
black cloud of bad luck lies in the
fact that Mr. Weatherford had the
field of wheat insured at $25 an acre.
It was harvesting 37 bushels an acre
in the few outside swaths that had
been cut around the field.
The origin of the fire is a mystery.
It started early in the afternoon and
had burned across the field and was
all put out in an hour's time. A strong
northeast breeze was blowing. Per
haps 100 men had collected on the
scene by the time the fire was ex
tinguished. Many came later. Arling
Delegates and Guard
Team Off for Union
Delegates from Maple Circle,
Neighbors of Woodcraft departed
this morning for Union, where they
will attend the district convention of
the order being held there on Friday
and Saturday. Those representing
Maple Circle are Rosa Richardson,
Cora Crawford, Hattie Ferguson, Lu
lu Herren and Hannah Briggs.
The guard team of the Circle will
also attend the convention and com
pete in the drill work. These will be
under the direction of Anna Boyd,
district captain, and consists of the
following: Hattie Ferguson, Ruth
Hottman, Lena Stapleton, Bernice
Coole, Nora Doherty Iva Robinett,
Lilly Fell. The delegates and some of
the guards left for Union by train,
while the others will travel to the
convention city by auto.
Mike Curan departed for Trout
Lake, Wash,, where he will spend a
well earned vacation of a week or
ten days. He expects to land a lot
of big fish at the lake, which is fam
ed for the speckled beauties.
Married At the residence of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Lizzie Cox in
this city, on Monday, July 16, 1923,
occurred the marriage of Miss Alice
Gertrude Cox of Heppner to Mr. Raw
ley M. Metcalf of Portland, Rev. W.
O. Livingstone, officiating.
have returned to Oregon and are now
residing at The Dalles, where Mr.
Elder will engage in the barber bus
iness. Mrs. William V. Crawford arrived
from Portland on Sunday afternoon
and on Tuesday morning assumed her
former position as bookkeeper in the
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
Bank, taking the place of Miss Mar
garet Brown, who has gone to her
home at Prairie City, Oregon, and
will undergo an operation for appen
dicitis, expecting to resume her place
in the bank later on.
Rev. W. O. Livingstone arrived
home on Friday from Turner, Oregon,
where he attended the annual con
vention of the Christian church held
there. Mrs. Livingstone and Miss
Lois went on to Friday Harbor, Wn.,
where Mrs. Livingstone will assist in
a meeting being held there by Evan
gelist Ted Leavitt.
Grandma Crawford and Grandma
Parker leave Saturday morning for
La Grande and Joseph. Mrs. Parker
will visit with some relatives living
at La Grande and Cove, while Mrs.
Crawford goes on to Joseph for a
visit of a few weeks with the family
of her baby boy, O, G. Crawford.
WT. P, Mahoney and family and Mrs.
K. K. Mahoney who have been absent
for the past ten days or more on a
visit to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and
Spokane, Washington, arrived home
late last evening.
Charles Corder and family, who
have been visiting for the past ten
days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G.
C. Aiken in this city, returned on
Sunday to their home at Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. George Moore are at
Ritter springs, where they expect to
spend a month in hopes that the
treatments will be beneficial to Mr.
Clyde Witcraft, who has been liv
ing for several months in Lane coun
ty, returned this week to Heppner
and expects to spend the summer
Mm. Albert Adkins left on Friday
for her former home at Gresham.
where she expects to spend several
weeks visiting with her parents.
Peter Curran haB gone to Galena,
Oregon, for the summer to look after
some of the bands of John Kilkenny
in the capacity of camp tender.
Wesley Felch, young farmer of the
Lexington section, was a visitor in
this city on Monday,
Feter Prophet returned Friday
trom a business trip to The Dalles,
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Minor of lone
are visiting in Heppner today,
Held at County Jail for
Theft of Auto Tire
Cecil Ledgett is being held at the
county jail here in default of $500
bail, fixed by Judge Cornett. Led
gett, who gives bis address as Pen
dleton, is charged with the theft of
an auto tire from the ranch of Hynd
Brothers in Sand Hollow.
Accompanied by three other young
men, Ledgett was passing the Hynd
ranch, evidently on his way to Hepp
ner. A tire giving out on them, they
went to the ranch bouse and inquired
if they could get a spare tire there.
Miss Hynd being alone at the house
told them to see the boys at work in
the hay field. The visitors also asked
if she would put up a lunch for them,
and while doing this, Ledgett, so it
is stated, went to the garage and help
ed himself to the spare tire and rim
on the back of the Hynd ear. He was
noticed by Miss Hynd as he went up
to the road with the tire, and she
went to the phone and spread the
alarm, notifying the officers at Hepp
ner, and also calling Charley Hem
rich and asking him to get the li
cense number of the car. This Hem
rich did and in the meantime Sher
iff McDuffee traveled out on the road
to meet the car. The men, however,
seemed to change their minds about
coming on to Heppner and instead
turned off for Lexington. Deputy
Sheriff Scott at that place was noti
fied to be looking out for the car,
and when it arrived at that place
he picked them up and brought them
to Heppner. The guilty party seemed
to be Ledgett, and he is held for the
grand jury, following the preliminary
hearing in the court of Justice Cor
nett. Colorado Beetle Causes
Damage to Potatoes
The Colorado potato beetle or com
mon potato bug which appeared in
Morrow county two or three years
ago is doing considerable damage to
the potato fields this year. These in
sects have lived through the winter
in the soil as the striped adult beetle.
Early in the spring as the potatoes
are sprouting and coming up they
emerge and feed upon the tender tip
of the young plant. In a few days
they begin to deposit eggs on the
under side of the leaf, these eggs
hatching and the larvae, slug-like,
are reddish in color and also attack
the leaves of the plant. When they
have matured they tunnel into the
soil and change again to adult bee
tles. There is usually two genera
tions of these beetles through the
summer. The beetles may be con
trolled by the use of poison spray of
either lead arsenate or calcium ar
senate mixed at the rate of two or
three pounds to fifty gallons of wa
ter. Paris green may be used at the
rate of one and a half pounds to
fifty gallons of water but the arsenic
sprays are preferable as there is
danger of burning the plant by the
use of Paris green.
ROGER W. MORSE,
FOOD PRICES AND FARMER.
The price of food, according to the
Department of Labor, averages 42 per
cent higher now than it did in 1913.
The Department of Agriculture re
ports, however, that the farmer is re
ceiving less for the staples like wheat
corn, barley, hay and livestock than
he did in 1913. What causes the dif
Higher wages in every line except
farming account for the discrepency.
Miners, steel workers, railroad men,
labor in packing, milling and canning
plants, all are receiving more money
with the result that the cost of trans
porting and transforming the farm
output into finished products has
greatly increased. These increased
wages are' a distinct economic bene
fit except to the farmer. The size
of his compensation is fixed by the
price his surplus brings on the world
market. The world market is low,
hence the farmer gets less for his
work than he did in 1913.
The situation can be remedied in
two ways: An effort can be made to
lift the world market price by im
proving world conditions, or the Am
erican farmer can reduce his output,
thereby forcing the price up. His
chances of improving world condi
tions are microscopic, but he can re
duce his output. In fact, he is almost
compelled to produce less. He is doing
it. He is cutting down. Pretty soon
food prices will go up. When they
do, don't howl. On the contrary, be
thankful that for the last three years
the farmer has been working for you
for less than nothing. He is entitled
at least to the wage of a day laborer.
All, All Alone.
"Ah, I wish I could find some place
where I could be cut off entirely I
from this world." "Try a telephone
booth." Rasper (Stockholm.)
Both ni the Swim.
"My daughter sprang from a line
of peers," said a proud father.
"Well," said her suitor, "I once
jumped off a dock myself. Every
Take It as He Pleased.
The irate customer shook his por
trait in the photographer's face.
"Do I look like this picture? The
thing's an outrage! Why, you've giv
en me an awful squint and the look
of a prize-fighting bully. Now an
swer me, and no nonsense about it!
Do you call that a good likeness?"
The photographer scanned the
print, then looked at the customer.
"The answer," he said, "is fn the
And the customer went away with
a look of deep thought on his face.
Sunday school, 9:45 a. m.
Sermon, 11 a. m.; 7;45 p. m.
Christian Endeavor, 7 p. m.
There will be snrcial music a era in
Sunday at both morning and evening
services. A young man studying fo
the ministry will till the pulpit Sun
day night, you will enjoy his mes
tome and worship with us.
J. R. L. HASI.AM, Pastor.
To Trade I have a 2S inch Case
separator and a 20-40 engine to trade
for a truck of not less than 2 12 tons
capacity. J. II. PADBEltO, Heppner. j
FARM BUREAU CHIEF
FflU HI QUITS
Resignation of George
General Meeting of Directorate Is
Called for July 23 to Work
Announcement of the resignation
of George Mansfield, president of the
Oregon Farm Bureau federation, and
of the acceptance, were made yester
day by the members of the executive
committee of the bureau. Plans for
a complete reorganization of the bu
reau have been made, and a eall has
been issued by the executive body for
a general meeting of the directorate
July 23, to work out the definite pro
Mr. Mansfield's resignation, accord
ing to the statement issued by the
executive committee, was occasioned
by the inability of the president to
devote to his office the time which ha
felt that it required. There is no
breach of harmony in the bureau on
this point, it is declared, and posi
Mr. Mansfield, who has held the posi
tion for the past three years, retires
from active charge, he will continue
to be identified with the work of the
For some time a plan for the re
organization of the farm bureau has
been under way. 3. F. Burton, a
member of the executive committee.
of the American farm bureau, is in
the city aiding with the work, which
involves some measures declared to
be revolutionary in the conduct of
the bureau's work.
Co-operation with the business
men and co-ordination of effort to
ward the solution of the mutual agri
cultural problem is the keynote of
the new plan, which has obtained to
a large degree the backing of the
The farm bureau's finances during
the past year have been the source of
some difficulty because of the ad
verse conditions which have affected
the fanner. This is rapidly being
worked out so that the bureau will
be upon a functioning basis, the
committee members declared.
The Portland Chamber of Com
merce has been aiding in the estab
lishment of the farm bureau on a
functioning basis, and through its co
operation meetings in a number of
the different communities have been
held and more are planned as the
means of educating both the busi
ness Lien and the farmers in the work
vhich is to be accomplished.
"The new plan of co-operation is
the logical thing," said E. E. Faville,
head of the agricultural committee
of the chamber. "Co-ordination of
the activities of the business men
and the farmer is the only way to
solve their collective problems. The
farmer will be able to stand on his
own feet if he is shown how and
given the chance. The farm bureau
will ultimately bear the same rela
tion to agriculture which chambers
of commerce today bear to business."
,The call for the directors' meet
ing included representatives from the
farm bureaus in every county in the
state where they are organized. It
was issued over the signatures of
L. G. Smith, Columbia county; H. H.
Chindgren, Clackamas county; H.
Lynch, Multnomah county; William
Schulmerich, Washington county, and
H. E. Kruger, Douglas county, the
members of the executive committee.
MRS. MURRAY DIES AT BEND.
Word received here on Sunday an
nounced the death at Bend, Oregon,
on Tuesday, July 10, of Mrs. Mabel
Owen Murray, formerly of this city
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Owen. We were not able to ascertain
the cause of death, but her parents
departed immediately for Bend, and
word was received here this morning
that the body would arrive here to
night and the funeral will be held
from the Federated church on to
morrow afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. R.
L. Haslam officiating. Mrs. Murray
was formerly Mrs. Ed Winters, and
besides her parents and several sis
ters, she is survived by her husband,
Mr. Murray and two small children
by her former husband.
RODEO TRYOUTS SUNDAY.
On next Sunday afternoon at the
Rodeo grounds at Gentry fieid, there
is to be a tryout of some 20 bucking
horses, the performance to begin at
2:30. for which a charge of 25 cents
admission will be made. The admis
sion charges will go to the fund to
pay the riders, and there is promise
of pK-nty of excitement, a some of
the animals are outlaws for which
the country is being scoured. If you
are looking for thrills you can get
them at the tryout on Sunday af
ternoon. FORMER HEPPNER BOY MARRIES.
George W. Mills, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Mills of Kamiah, Idaho,
waa married on July 3, 1923, at Lew
iston, to MUs Frances M. Laird, of
that city, according to word received
here by relatives this week. George
is a native son of Heppner, and grad
uated at the LewUton high school,
later taking a business course, und
his bride is aUu a graduate of the
Lewi at on high school. Many friends
of the young man here extend hearty
congratulations to Mr. and Mm.
PLANTING SEASONS NAMED.
Four rather distinct planting sea
sons fur the garden are recognized by
the O. A. C. vegetable garden upecial
ints for early hardy vegetable, for
tender vegetables after disappearance
winter crops, and in fall for fall, win
ter, and spring marketing or u. The
aim is to keep th ground buy for
as much of the year an it can ha made
profitable. Crop rotation In observed
to economize production aitd combat
diaeaae and insect Injury,