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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 22. - HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, SEPT. 6, 1923. . Subscription $2.00 Per Year
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BIG WHEAT YIELD
Local Warehouses Expect
to Handle Most Grain
In Their History.
QUALITY EXTRA FINE
Very Little Grain Testing Under A-1;
Bulk Grain Scarce; Market Quo
tation! Around 84 Cents.
Heppner Is quite a bit behind other
points on the branch in wheat re
ceipt!, hauling here just beginning to
get well under way, while It hai about
reached Its peak at other branch ware
house!. However, it is rolling In
faster than most previous years and
Is picking up right along. A close es
timate on the amount that will be re
ceived here thii year is impossible at
this time, as it la too early to make a
check. There la no doubt, though,
according to local broken and ware
housemen, that they will handle far
more wheat than during the average
year, if not the greaest amount in
One very notable fact about this
year's crop is the quality of wheat, It
being the statement of Manager Swln
dig of the Heppner Farmers Elevator
company that they have received no
wheat testing under class A, or num
ber one. One lot of club wheat, test
ing 62 pounds per bushel, is the high
est test wheat of that variety he ever
saw, says Mr. Swindle. Turkey Red
is testing as high as 63 and 64.
Most of the wheat is being handled
in sacks, there being but a very small
per cent going through the elevator.
A few are hauling in aacks and dump
ing Into the elevator. That the yield
Is surpassing expectations is evidenc
ed by the fact that many farmers are
returning for sacks. Andy Rood, Jr.,
alone called for 1600 more sacks last
week and said he probably would have
to have that many more before he fin
ished harvesting. This great demand
on the sack supply was unforseen and
at the present time it is practically
impossible to get hold of them, say
Harvest has been slowed up consid
erably because of labor shortage,
causing many crews to run short
handed. Because of the very favor
able harvesting weather, many farm
ers have not been rushing their har
vest, and have been putting time in
on their summerfallow, killing the
weeds and getting ready for an early
seeding this fall. Wheat will continue
to roll in to local warehouses for an
other month and maybe a month and
a half, believe warehousemen.
Comparatively little wheat is being
sold at the present time, and very few
shipments are being made. Some of
the first wheat, belonging to the Ore
gon Co-operative Crain Growers as
sociation, received here, was shipped,
but at the present time there is no
movement of association grain. The
top price paid here ao far was 91
cents, given by Brown & Lowry for a
lot of Forty-fold. Market quotations
yesterday were M cents, bulk, and 86
cents, sacked, for Turkey Red, with
Bluestem claiming the top price of 86
Hay Growers Association
The figures submitted to the meet
ing of the Northwest Hay Association
In Yakima Saturday night seem to In
dicate that with the present rate of
progress the membership campaign
will ba completed easily before Sep
tember 16, according to L. A. Hunt,
who returned to Hermiston yesterday.
The new organisation will have 76
per cent of the alfalfa hay In tha four
alfalfa producing counties of the state
and It Is expected with this tonnage
thst they will be able to stabilize mar
ket prices to a very considerable ex
tent. Their plans for financing are much
more complete than that of the Ore
Many growers In the alfalfa pro
ducing secions of Umatilla county are
continually asking how soon the cam
paign will start in this state, but it is
probable that this will not be started
until afer the 16th of September,
The board of directors of the Ore
gon association are working on a re
vision of their present plan of opera
tion which will give Oregon growers
all the advantage available under the
new Washington plan. Hermiston
PATRICK FAMILY LEAVES.
E. J, Patrick, for the past two years
Interested In the Heppner Garage Ma
chine Shop with Walter LaDusire, de
parted with his family the first of the
week for The Dalles, where he will be
located in the future. On leaving Mrs.
Patrick leaves a parting word to
friends of the family with this paper:
"I regret I could not personally bid
all my friends and acquaintances
good-bye, but hope to see them again.
We will make our home In The Dalles
if my health will permit." The Pat
rick family made a host of friends
while in Heppner who wish them ev
ery success In their new locntion.
SURPRISE FOR MRS. PHELPS.
A dinner party was given at the A.
M. Phelps home last Sunday In honor
of Mrs. Pholps' birthday and proved a
very pleasing affair. The party was
planned by Miss Elizabeth Phelps as
a surprise to her mother and the fol
lowing guests were entertnined: Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Dlx, Mrs. Olive Frye,
Miss Gllman, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
GIRL DISLOCATES KNEE.
Doris Wilcox, daughter of Professor
and Mra, Wilcox of Lexington, had
the misfortune Friday to dislocate her
knee. Miss Wilcox was riding horse
back when the horse became uncon
trollnblo and lunged against a tele
phone pole, catching the. girl's knee,
and resulting in tha painful accident,
Red Cross to Handle
Relief For Japanese
Coming as a shock to tha entire
world the terrible Japaneae disaster
haa shaken the hearta of all, and the
American peopla are first again to
pour out their warmth of friendship
and succor. Tha great relief agency
that haa ever been first to help the
distressed since Its Inception, the Red
Cross, is again first on tht Job.
The local chapter of the American
Red Cross will taka and be held re
sponsible for any and all contribu
tions that any one wishes to make to
aid suffering Japan. The call Is ur
gent; thousands of people are dying
from hunger and expoaure, and it will
ba many months before anything like
normal condition ean be restored.
Any and all gifts will be thankfully
received, Is the report given out from
Rodeo Grounds Being
Put In Good Shape
The Dalles Band Engaged to Furnish
Music; Everything Points to
Biggest and Best Show.
A big pump has been Installed at
Rodeo grounds on Gentry field to
draw water for packing tha track,
new sheds and eorrala have been
erected, granstand improved and ev
erything is being put In tip-top con
dition for the biggest and best Rodeo
at Heppner September 27-8-9. All the
work now being done is permanent,
as the show proved to be such a suc
cess last year as to justify the belief
that it Is here to stay.
Much Is being done for the comfort
of spectators. The packing of the
track and arena will allay much of
the dust, making things much cleaner
and the grandstand is to be covered,
furnishing protection from the ele
ments. The Dalles band has been en
gaged for the three days, and will
break up tha monotony between
events with lively music.
All kinds of concessions and amuse
ments have been arranged for, giving
visitors something to do every min
ute. The Rodeo has set a fixed price
on concessions and all may come who
pay the price. Refreshments will be
served in the grandstand and bleach
ers and every comfort will be found
on every hand. Tha Rodeo committee
sends out the word that all may ex
pect the biggest and best show ever.
A big dance every evening at the
Fair pavilion, where Rodeo money
will be the medium of exchange, will
furnish amunsement at night. Season
tickets will soon be on sale for (2.60,
announcement of places and date of
sales to ba made later.
Shutt Family Are Elated
With California Home
Lawrence Shutt addressed a letter
to the editor this week In which he
expresses complete satisfaction of the
family with their Glendale, California,
home. The letter, which will be of
interest to Morrow county friends of
the Shutts, follows:
1227 E. Broadway, Glendale, Cat.
August 30th, 1923.
Dear Mr. Crawford :
We are moving into a larger home
and will you please change our ad
dress on your mailing list to 1227 E.
Broadway, Glendale, Cal.
The arrival of the home paper each
week cornea like a pleasant visit from
our old friends in Morrow eounty, and
means more to us, now that we have
gone to our reward in California.
Dad says that this Is as nesr to
heaven as ha ever expects to get.
With a perfect climate the year thru,
gas from ten to fourteen cents a gal
Ion, an endless net-work of paved
oads, and the real estate business bet
ter than we had ever dared to hope
for, we are naturally "sold" on Cali
fornia and are delighted that we came.
The Idea that this Is a rich man's
country, which keeps so many people
away, is false, for there is work for
everybody and money is plentiful.
We spent an enjoyable day last Sun
day with Joa Waters and family, and
George Giddcns and wife, formerly of
lone, visiting and swimming in the
surf at Long Beach. We were all
knocked winding several times by big
waves when we got out too far, and
our mutual friend Joe made the dis
covery that though the California
beach waves are about twenty de
grees warmer, they are just as salty
as those at Newport, Oregon.
With greetings and best wishes
Sincerely yours, Lawrence,
MAYFLOWER MINE PRODUCTIVE.
A party consisting of Frank Gilliam,
Mrs. Silas Wright, Miss Pearl Wright,
Orin Wright and family and Max
Buschke, which made a trip to the
property of the Heppner mining com
pany in the Greenhorn mountains, re
turned to this city Tuesday, Mr, Gil
liam reports a pleasant trip, and says
that Dan Stalter, in charge of the
Mayflower mine, has reached a depth
of 710 feet with a new tunnel, and
that Dan believes he is now getting
right lno the heart of rich ore. Pros
pects are bright for the richest mine
In the country, he says.
Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Sermon, 11 a. m. and 7:46 p. m,
Christian Endeavor, 7 p. m.
There will be special music by the
choir at both services next Sunday.
Our Sunday School picnic will be
held on the Court House lawn Sat
urday morning at 10 o'clock. There
will be a basket dinner at noon. All
members of the Sunday School are In
vited as well as visitors. A merry
time la planned for all.
Wo Invite you to worship with us.
J. R, L. HASLAM, Pastor,
KILKENNY BABY BURIED.
The funeral of Robert Russell Kll
kenny, baby son of Mr. and Mrs, John
Kilkenny, who died from cholera In
fantum In Baker county last Friday,
was held in this city Sunday after
noon. A very large concourse of
friends of tha family attended the
burial services, which were conduct
ed by Rev. Father Cantwell of the
Just A Cub-But,
No Less A Bear
With hit mode it and shy de
meanor, ha admitted he killed a
bear. Most young fellows hli age
under like circumstances would
throw out their chest and pro
claim, MI killed a b-a-r!" But
then, Howard McDuiYee Isn't that
kind of a boy.
Yes, it was a sure-nuff bear, he
said, only it was just a cub. The
old mother bear was there and he
tried to get her, but on wounding
her she headed her south parts
north, and Howard said he had to
be satisfied with the youngster.
The bfg coup was made Monday
morning between Ditch creek and
Kelley prairie, Howard and Paul
McDuffee having accompanied
their father, Sheriff George Mc
Duffee to that locality Sunday in
quest of a deer.
On leaving camp Monday morn
ing for a little hunt the party
split up, and so it was that How
ard made the bag all by himself.
He said when he first discovered
the bears, he could just see the
mother's ears wiggling above a
stump. He first decided to take a
pot shot at her, he said, but
changed his mind and went a little
closer, taking a kneeling rest.
When the parent generally spok
en of as "fond parent" in case of
bears because of their reputation
for defending their young- "hit
for the cactus" so to speak, the
baby headed up a tree. It wasn't
a hard matter to shoot It then,
said Howard, but it was somewhat
more trouble to climb up after it.
"I'm not sorry we never got a
deer," was Howard's decision, "for
that bear sure made good eatin'."
The cub weighed about sixty
pounds, having been born this
LOCitL NEWS HEMS
Albert Miller, for the last two years
clerk with the Standard Oil company
of this city, has been transferred to
the offices of the company at Walla
Walla, where he will have the position
of auto tank aalesman. Albert, who
is a native Heppner aon, made a very
commendable record with the local
office, according to Manager Doty, and
his transfer comes aa a promotion.
He left Sunday for Walla Walla.
P. A. Anderson, Morrow county ab
stractor, returned last Thursday from
a three week's visit with relatives in
South Dakota, his old home state. P.
A. makes it a point to get back there
once every year or so. He never got
to see his father this time as ba Is
traveling In Egypt and Palestine, but
reports a pleasant visit with his moth
er and other membera of the family.
Misa Helen Curran, popular young
Heppner girl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Curran, will take a course
in nurse's training at the St Vin
cent's hospital, beginning this fall.
She departed for Portland last Thurs
day morning accompanied by Mrs.
Curran, who will spend a few days in
PhlU Cohn has asked us to assure
our readers that he will remain In
Heppner this winter, in spite of our
statement to the contrary last week.
Mrs. Cohn and Eleanor have gone to
the city for the school year, but Mr.
Cohn will be on the job here as usual.
T. J. Humphreys and son Roland re
turned last Friday from a vacation
trip to Wallowa lake. They report a
most enjoyable trip, believing the
"Switzerland of America" to be every
thing that is claimed for it.
Roy Scott of Condon has accepted
a position as clerk with the Standard
Oil company in this city, to succeed
Alber Miller, who was transferred to
the Walla Wallla office. Mr. Scott has
moved here with his family.
Prof. Wallace Kellogg who has
charge of the Lexington achools again
thia year, made a hurried trip to
Heppner Tuesday evening. He says
tha Lexington schools will start on
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Knappenberg.
former residents of lone and Heppner
now residing in Portland, spent sev
eral days in tha county last week,
transacting business and looking up
Red Cross meeting, county nurse's
office in I. O. O. F. building, Tuesday
night. Mrs. Emmet Cochran, presi
dent of local chapter, urges all mem
bers to be present.
Mrs. Lucy Wedding, who has been
spending the summer at Heppner, has
left for Talent, Oregon, where she
will teach in the high school the
Andrew Rood, who went to Portland
last week to receive treatment at the
hands of specialists, is very much im
proved, according to word received in
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shipley of Un
derwood, Wash., were regtlsered at
tha Patrick Hotel Tuesday evening.
Mr. Shipley Is a former resident of
M. R. Fell has Installed a Dayton
visible gasoline pump at his Ford re
pair shop on Chase street. This is
the latest Improved gasoline pump.
R. A, Thompson shipped 1162 head
of ewes to a buyer of Yakima, Wn
last Thursday morning. The price
recevicd was 89.50 per head.
Jesse Kirk, who has been suffering
from a paralytic stroke, is reported by
Dr. MeMurdo to be much Improved at
the present time.
Misa Vera Mahoney arrived Sunday
from Seattle for a visit at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ma
honey. Dr. A. D. MeMurdo, who was called
to Portland on urgent business last
Thursday, returned home Wednesday
All school hooka strictly cash. Mall
orders will be sent C. O. D. Patterson
& Son. Humphreys Drug Co.
Miss Margaret Woodson left for
Portland Sunday morning to spend a
week visiting friends.
Hazel Anderson, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. Theodore Anderson, Is very
ill with appendicitis.
All Other Classes that Handle
Wheat Organized and Re
ceive the Benefits.
Br C. I. BPENCC, state Market Ageat.
721 Court House, Portland.
It is indeed an extraordinary econ
omic condition that wages and all liv
ing expenses should steadily advance,
month after month, while the pro
ducts of the farm, on which millions
depend for food, are so low that the
most of them bring less than the cost
of production to the growers.
AH industries except agriculture
are generally prosperous; there is na
tion-wide demand for labor, and wages
in most industries are high. Farm
ing alone seems to have collapsed.
Wheat at one dollar a bushel, with
other farm products at present prices,
would be all right for producers if
other products were in proportion. As
the nnjust situstion now is, the grow
er gets less than it costs him to pro
duce wheat, beef, apples, small fruits
and many other products, while he
has to pay nearly double for imple
ments and other working and living
A binder thst cost the farmer $175
in 1914 now costs $260, according to
the statistics of Charles T. Michaels;
a sulky plow that was $36 is now $54;
a wagon that retailed for $80 before
the war now costs $135 and labor that
cost the farmer $1.50 per day now
comes at double that scale.
Wheat at 90 cents per bushel to the
farmer, when freight is deducted, is
ltt cents per pound, while the whole
sale price on middlings ($38 at this
writing, $36 at the mill) is nearly two
cents per pound a higher price than
the grower gets for his whole wheat.
While the grower gets but ltt cents
for wheat the price of flour is nearly
four cents per pound and the price of
bread from seven to nine cents.
The obvious cause of this unequal
condition of values is that nearly all
industries of the country are ao
strongly organized they can fix and
maintain selling prices, and labor
likewire through organization can de
mand and obtain high wages. Only
unorganized labor has a low wage
And the manifest remedy for the
deflated condition the fanners are in,
is to follow the rule of big business
industries and big labor organizations
and refuse to take the deflation of the
Farmers can just as well regulate
their production and determine a fair
price for their goods as the shoe man
ufacturer, the implement factory, the
oil combinations, the sugar trust or
sny other of the price controllers of
the country's necessities.
But there is a limit to the price
that any combination may exact
there Is a limit to what the public
will stand. Nearly all combinations
of capital recognize a dead-line and
fear a public buyers' strike.
All over the United States farmers
are taking up the one remedy that
seems will give them relief from the
present unbalanced and unjust condi
tion that is forced upon them co
operation. If they will use this group
organization to help consumers as
well as themselves, they will have
wonderfully helped the prosperity of
the country as well. If they use the
combination power for the aole pur
pose of forcing a higher price for
products, without working to reform
the distributing system, they will
have accomplished little for perman
There is far too great a spread be
tween the producer and consumer.
Farm co-operators have a great oppor
tunity in their organizations to In
vade this middle profit field and reor
ganize the wasteful and expensive
system. Consumers have equal op
portunity to co-operate wtih the
growers and come half way for the
products. With the two-thirds mid
dle expenses between them cut to the
barest necessary expense, and with
perhaps producra and consumers be
ing their own middle men between
the grower and the retailer, then
price-control on the part of the farm
er to the extent of a fair return for
his labor, would not add to the high
retail prices, against which the homes
are now protesting.
H. J. Tafel of Echo made thia of
fice a pleasant call today. He was
accompanied by Dan Way, also a far
mer of the north country. These gen
tlemen report excellent crop returns
in their section.
The Rev. Irving Wood, from the
Virginia seminary, will hold services
at the Episcopal church both morn
ing and evening next Sunday.
FOR SALE Muirs O Cling, Late
Crawfords and Salways, $1 and $1.15
prepaid. A. E. ANDERSON, The Dall
ITALIAN PRUNES Ready now;
4 cents f. o. b. Hermiston. Send
check. C. L. UPHAM, Hermiston, Ore.
FOR SALE THIS WEEK OM.Y
Piano in good condition for $150. In
quire at Heppner Garage. It.
G. Franzen accompanied by his
daughter Miss Ebba departed for
Portland Tuesday morning.
John F. Vaughn arrived in Heppner
this morning from his Portland home
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Swcek have re
turned from a trip to Eugene.
BUYS PRESSING BUSINESS.
Harry Hulcy has purchased the
cleaning and pressing business of the
Heppner Cleaning and Pressing shop,
formerly conducted by G. Franzen.
Mr. Huley, who has been employed
with the Heppner Light and Water
company for the past year, will take
immediate charge of hia new venture,
ACCORDING TO FATHER.
Willie was doing penance in the
corner. Presently he thought aloud
"I can't help It If I'm not perfect,'
he sighed. "I never heard of but one
perfect boy anyway.
"Who was Hint?" asked his mother,
thinking to point a moral.
"Papa," came the silencing reply,
"when ha was little." Chicago Tri
bune. FOR SALE THIS WEEK ONI.Y
Piano in good condition for $160. In
quire at Heppner Garage, It,
SHOWER AT I0NE
Fifty Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Howk Attend; Other Items
Gleaned at Egg City
A shower waa given Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Howk on Tuesday evening when
about fifty of their friends walked np
to the door bringing many useful and
beautiful preaents. The party then
went across tha street to the hall
where games and refreshments were
Indulged in until a late hour.
The membera of the Christian
church gave a farewell party to Rev.
Sabin's family last Monday evening.
Mrs. Sabin left Tuesday morning for
Spokane where aha will place the
children in school. Mr. Sabin will
continue working for the Farmers El
evator, leaving later to resume his
study for the ministry.
Mr. and Mra. Will Swanson accom
panied by Mrs. Swanson's mother,
Mrs. Pettys, spent a delightful ten
days vacation. They motored to
South Bend where they visited Mrs.
Newton, then went on to Seattle and
points along the coast.
Miss Lillian Allinger has resigned
her position in the bank and will soon
leave for Salem where she will at
tend Willamette university. Mr. Earl
Wright has accepted her position in !
Mrs. Grady's recital given in the
Congregational church last Thursday
evening was well attended and great
ly appreciated. Miss Helen Balsiger
gave some very beautiful selections.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lovell departed
Sunday for their new home at Estaca
da. Ore., having sold the transfer bus
iness to Mr. LovelPs brother-in-law,
Will Osborne has opened up a bat
tery service station in the lone gar
age where he will be pleased to have
any one with battey trouble call on
Ms. E. R. Lundell and children de
parted J for Freewater Wednesday
morning where they will visit rela
tivea for a few days.
Dr. Walker was called to Heppner
Wednesday morning to assist in the
operation on W. Palmateer's daugh
ter for appendicitis.
Chas. Erwin returned from Pres
cott. Wash., Monday, and reports his
father resting easier and somewhat
Mr. Dick, our Standard Oil man,
spent a few days in Lewiston on bus
iness returning Monday morning.
Mr. and Mra. John Wilt of Graas
Valley spent a few days in lone on
business the first of the week.
Mr. Simpson haa returned from his
vacation and will resume his duties in
the school room next week.
Miss Gladys Lundell is spending
the we.k with relativea in Pendleton
Mr. Osborne has rented Mr. Lovell's
residence and moved his family in
Mrs. Jack Hughes of Heppner vis
ited her sister, Mrs. Ida Fletcher, last
COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING
NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING
LaVerne Van Marter, president of
the Heppner Commercial club, an
nounces a meeting of that body for
next Wednesday evening. The order
of the evening will be a luncheon and
discussion of business.
President Van Marter has been ac
tive getting information on the Hepp-ner-Monument
road and trade from
the interior, as well as the Heppner
Spray road. All Is being done with
these projects that can be done at the
present, says Mr. Van Marter, and he
promises a discussion of these mat
ters at the Wednesday meeting. The
matter of a mail route to Ritter from
Heppner will also be discussed. An
urgent request for the presence of
all members ia made, the place of
meeting to be announced later.
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION,
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces a Postoffice
Clerk-Carrier examination, to be held
at 4:30 p. m, October 6, 1923, at the
Council Chambera, Heppner, for the
purpose of establishing an eligible
register from which selections may be
made to fill vacancies as they may
occur In the position of Clerk or Car
rier, Postoffice Service, Heppner, Ore
gon, Salary, $1400 per annum.
All citizens of the United States
who meet the requirements, both men
and women, may enter this examina
tion; appointing officers, however,
have the legal right to specify the sex
desired in requesting certfication of
eligiblea. Age limits, 18 to 45 years
on the date of examination. Age lim
its do not apply to persons entitled to
preference on account of military or
For further information and appli
cation blank apply to tha Postmaster,
at Heppner, Oregon, or to the Secre
tary, Eleventh U. S. Civil Service Dis
trict, 303 Postoffice Building, Seattle,
NOTICE OF EIGHTH GRADE EXAM
INATIONS. Eighth grade examinations will be
held at the high school in Heppner,
Thursday and Friday, September 6
and 7. The schedule of subjects Is as
Thursday morning, 9 o'clock: Arith
metic and Writing.
Thursday afternoon, 1 o'clock: His
tory and Spelling.
Friday morning, 9 o'clock: Physi
ology and Language.
Friday afternoon, 1 o'clock: Civil
Government, Geography and Reading.
All students eligible to take these
examinations or any part of them,
should report at this time.
E. H. HEDRICK, Supt.
Notice is hereby given that charge
for irrigation will be made up until
notice for dlscontinuaton of service
Is given. Do not ask for discount on
your bill unless such notice has been
Ily order of tha City Council of
W. E. PRUYN,
All school books strictly rich. Mall
ordrra will be sent C. O. D. Patterson
A Son. Humphreys Drug Co.
Who's the strongest, Walter La
Dusire of the Heppner Garage Ma
chine Shop or Harry Seavey, meat
cutter at the Central Market? This
question whieh arose at the dinner
table of a local boarding house one
evening last week, grew in pro
portions like wild-fire, then wan
ed and puffed out, except for a few
An off-hand remark of Mr. Sea
vey's that Andy Rood, Jr., was a
pretty skookum man, started the
thing. All of which would seem
quite insignificant to the average
by-stander, but one of the board
ers didn't think Mr. Rood was so
skookum, saying that Walter La
Dusire had it all over Mr. Rood for
strength. In a jocular sort of
way Mr. Seavey declared he him
self could lift as much as Mr. La
Dusire and a little bit more.
Of coarse a strong man contest
interested some outside capital, a
parse was made, and the stunt
was to have been palled Tuesday
night. But, as things sometimes
go, a hitch occurred, neither party
being able to agree as to which
was to lift first. Consequently the
LaDusire capital was withdrawn
tnd the topic of the boarding
house discussion drifted Into other
Mr. Seavey's backers still have
confidence in their man, however,
they report, and will not back
down until defeated.
We might add, as an editorial
sidelight, not wishing especially
to promote this particular contest,
that such a heaving stunt might
be given as a drawing card for the
Rodeo or some other public enter
prise, to determine the strongest
man in the city or county, making
it open to all comers.
CECIL B ITEMS
While men are hauling grain the la
dies are canning peaches by the gal
lons and the chlidren eating water
melons to their hearts' content, and
tomatoes are growing to a great sire.
Largest one to date weighed 1 lbs.,
grown at the Last Camp. Beat this!
Misses Violet Hynd of Butterby
Flats and Crystal Roberts of Ewing
were busy on Tuesday trying out their
horses, so Cleta Palmateer of Windy
Nook had better get busy or the blue
ribbons will leave her behind at the
Rodeo at Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Deos of the Wil
lows and George WilBon of Butterby
Flats accompanied their father to his
home in Heppner. We are glad to
learn Mr. Wilson ia feeling much bet
ter since his treatments in Portland.
Miss Annie Stender of Seldom seen
was calling in Cecil on Friday. Miss
Annie said harvest was finished at
their ranch and they would begin to
haul wheat into the Minor & Hynd
warehouse at Cecil on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gorton and family
of Skyhomia, Wash., and Mr. Gorton,
Mr. and Mrs. G. Hardesty and family
of Morgan spent Thursday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Streeter
Wheat hauling has begun in earnest
around Cecil. Minor A Hynd's ware
house is beginnnig to fill up quickly.
Farmers all about through harvesting.
Crops yielding better than was expect
ed. Buster Kake who has been spending
his vacation with his grandmother,
Mrs. Mary Halferty at Shady Dell left
on Friday for his home in Portland
ready to begin the school term again.
Miss Mildred Henriksen who has
been visiting in Canby for some time
returned home on Saturday accompan
ied by Miss Violet Ledford and F. C.
Kelsay of Canby.
Miss A. C. Hynd arrived home on
Thursday accompanied by Miss Doris
Mahoney. These young ladies had a
fine time touring through Idaho visit
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilt of Grass
Valley made a short stay in Cecil on
Friday before leaving for lone where
they will visit friends for a few days.
Mr. E. McClain who has been visit
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner
at Day Break near Cecil left on Sat
urday for his home at Hood River.
Hugh Van Schoaick of the Willows,
water master since Mr. Willey has
left for The Dalles was doing busl-1
ness in Cecil on Wednesday.
Mrs. Glenn Kesterson of Portland
arrived at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Melville Logan at the
Willows on Tuesday.
Cecil school will commence on Tues
day, September 4th. Miss Violet Led
ford of Canby will be in charge for
the school term.
The Mayor and his wife arrived
home from Ukiah on Tuesday and are
now busy getting ready for hay mak
ing once more.
R. H. Baldock. chief state highway
engineer and Pete Greenwood, state
engineer, were calling in Cecil on
Mrs. T. H. Lowe accompanied by
her daughters Misses A. C. and M. H
spent Sunday afternoon in Arlington.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe White spent
Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Duncan at Busy Bee ranch.
Mrs. N. I. Morrison of Rockcliffe
left on Saturday to visit with friends
in Hermiston for a few days.
Mrs. V. H. Tyler of Rhea Siding was
visiting at the home of Mrs. Weltha
Combest at Cecil on Sunday.
Ellis Minor and children from End
of the Trail ranch near lone were
calling in Cecil on Thursday.
Franklin Ely of Morgan left on Sun
day for Portland where he will spend
his vacation with friends.
John Krebs and Frank Connor are
at the Last Camp once more ready for
the third crop of hay.
Misses Mildred Henriksen end Vio
let Ledford were the guests of Mrs.
Jack Hynd on Friday.
Clifford Henriksen of the Moore
ranch was visiting at Strawberry
ranch on Saturday.
Heat wave struck Cecil during the
week. Thursday, August 30th, hottest
day, 96 degrees.
M, G, Gannsll of Heppner and G.
Barrett, a sheep man, were here to
day. E. 0.
Lexington Schools Open
Monday, September 10
The Lexington schools open ea
Monday, September 10, in charge of
Prof. Wallace Kellogg, principal, with
prospects for a large enrollment in
both grades and high school. Two
new motor busses have been purchas
ed by the district to be used in the
transportation of pupils. Each teach
er in both grades and high school was
required to attend a six-week session
of summer school. Tht schools chosen
were the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, University of California, Mon
mouth State Normal, and Ellensburg
All of the old teachers were re
elected but only three accepted the
places. The new teachers are Miss
Velma Lee, of the University of Cal
ifornia, Mrs. Ethel Ashbaugh of the
Monmouth Stat Normal, and Harold
Phinney of Philomath College.
Lexington maintains a high school
that is standard in all respects. The
course meets all the requirements for
entrance to any of the universities
and college without examination.
County Road Work Is
State Work on Hinton Creek to Be
Finished This Month; Heppner
Hill Road Being Pushed
Another month will see the macad
am road from Heppner to Jones hill,
now being constructed by the state,
completed, says Judge W. T. Camp
bell, and before snow flies farmers
will be taking Heppner hill on high
in their jitneys over a good rock-surfaced
road. Mr. Campbell said be
was over the state work up Hinton
creek two weeks ago and that a month
at the outside would wind up the work
there. This piece of road reaches
from Heppner half way up Jones hill,
a distance of 12 miles.
Work has not been progressing as
rapidly on the Heppner hill road aa
the county would have liked, and aa
some people think that it should have,
says Mr. Campbell, but tha eonditiona
under which they have been working
have caused thia situation. The old
rock crusher would not grind the
quality of rock which they had to han
dle fine enough for the top layer, and
a new crusher had to be installed.
This machine is now installed and will
be in operation as soon as a belt ar
rives to turn the wheels. Besides
this some very heavy construction
work has been encountered, the coun
ty having to make one 3000-ft. fill,
and another 2000-ft. fill remains to
be made. Barring unforaeen handi
caps, howevre, Mr. Campbell believes
prospects are very favorable to have
the work completed this fall.
Hardman Woman Made
Enviable Record in War
G. C. Aiken of thia city received a
letter recently from his old mend J.
P. Hadley of Hardman, in which Mr.
Hadley records the war record of his
wife. Mrs. Hadley, who was 65 years
old at the time she did the work, was
enlisted in the ranks of the Red Cross.
The letter, addressed to Mr. Aiken,
setting forth her accomplishments,
dated at Hardman, Ore., August 14, is
"Dear Comrade: I got home all
right, but had to walk to Rhea creek,
12 miles. How is that for a 75-year-old?
I saw in the paper that a woman
60 years old knit 60 sweaters for the
Red Crosa. My wife, Mrs. L. M. Had
ley, knit 72 sweaters for the Red
Cross, 9 extra for boys that she knew
in the army, pajamas, 56, backs for
Red Cross, 65; half hands, 20; hel
mets, 6. Quite a bunch for a woman
65 years old at that time. Remember
me to your wife. Be good and re
member me in your dreama. As ever
your comrade. J. P. Hadley."
THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, Sept. , 1913.
The church is not dying out: Twenty-six
congregations were organized
every day in 1922 in the United States
nearly 10,000 for the year. And 42
ministers were ordained or licensed
every twenty-four hours, nearly two
an hour. The church ia not dying out.
This church is keeping pace with the
church world. Teaching God's word
9:45 Sunday, preaching His word at
11, subject "The Harvest Time." The
Christian Endeavorers are busy, their
service being at 7 and the evening
song service and sermon at 8 o'clock.
Your hearty welcome is assured.
JUDGE PHELPS HERE.
Circuit Judge G. W. Phelps and
family of Pendleton were Heppner
visitors last Thursday. The judge
was here to clean up some business
hanging over from the last session of
circuit court, while Mrs. Phelps, Mar
garet and Genevieve were busy visit
ing old time friends. The Phelps fam
ily resided in Heppner several years
ago and have many frienda here.
COUNCIL MET TUESDAY EVENING.
The city council met Tuesday eve
ning for their monthly session. Bus
iness coming before the body was the
passing of an ordinance providing a
$50 a year license on photograph gal
aries, and arrangement for the budget
meeting. The budget meeting was
held yesterday afternoon and the bud
get, as appears In this issue, drawn
up for the fiscal year beginning Jan
uary 1, 1924.
HAVE PLEASANT REUNION.
David, Robert and Hugh Dunlap.
brothers of Mrs. Eliiabeth Crawford,
arrived In this city yesterday evening
by auto from their homes in Wash
ington to visit their sister and other
relatives here. David and Robert live
at Prescott, while Hugh resides Bt Eu
phrates, Wash. It has been a good
many years since these members of
the Dunlap family have all had a
chance to be together at one time and
they are enjoying the reunion thor
oughly. These gentlement are uncles
of the editor of this paper. They ex
pect to start on their return journey
POT STILLB HI
State Engineer Kline Goes
Over Entire Course
OUTLOOK VERY GOOD
Jadge W. T. Campbell Conaidera
Kline's Visit of Importance;
Says State Must Act
Though things have seemed very
quiet eoneemlng the Heppner-Spray
road project for several months, the
pot ia still brewing, says Judge W. T.
Campbell. State Engineer Roy Kline
was in Heppner Sunday, and accom
panied Judge Campbell and a party
over the entire course.
Mr. Kline had just com from Pen
dleton, and said the state eommiaaion
had turned down Pendleton's road to
the interior because of the great ex
pense of construction. He came into
Heppner Saturday over the Hinton
creek road being built by the state
and having nothing to go back out
there for he gladly assented to a vis
it Sunday to the eounty construction
work on Heppner hill in company
with Mr. Campbell.
He commended the eounty officials
on the good work being done on Hepp
ner hill, and it still being early In the
day Mr. Campbell suggested a visit on
to tha other side of Rhea creek where
the county spent $30,000 last year
improving the road on into Hardman.
Afttr the party had gone that ar Mr.
Campbell proposed that they pick up
O.-orge B.eakman in Hardmac anil go
on out over the Hoskins grade and
the Chapin ereek road where the
county baa also done some good im
provement work. Mr. Kline gladly as
sented to this proposal, and they went
After looking at these pieces of
work, it waa on Mr. Kline's proposal
that the party went on over tha re
mainder of the Heppner-Spray pro
ject "Mr. Kline never gave us his opin
ion of the project," said Mr. Campbell,
"but it was easy to see he was well
pleased. It was not his business to
report to us, anyway, but it might be
Interesting to know what he reports
to the commission concerning the
It is Mr. Campbell's opinion tnat
the Columbia River highway ia all too
unsufficient to accommodate the heavy
travel impoaed upon it, and that it is
up to the commission to relieve tha
congestion. To soffiaiTJitly widen the
river highway wouldinvolve an ex
horbitant expense, and so it is hia be
lief that a new route Is the only so
lution for the relief. The situation
of the Heppner-Spray road, serving as
a connecting link, as it would, be
tween the central Oregon highway to
California, and the Columbia River
and other highways at Pendleton to
the east, makes it a very plausible
route, he says, as a goodly proportion
of the tourist travel is headed to and
from California. The ease of con
struction of this road ia a vital fac
tor in its favor, he says.
Mr. Kline left Heppner Monday
morning for Portland. Mr. Campbell
considers his visit here of no little
moment, and thinks it will not be a
great while before people here hear
from the commission concerning the '
matter. He says the county court ia
doing everything in its power to get
the project on the state map, and that
they do not intend to rest until it ia
Many Attractions at
P. I. L S. Exposition
The thirteenth annual Pacific Inter
national Live Stock Exposition will be
held at North Portland, November S
10 this year. The new premium list is
out, and those who contemplate exhib
iting may secure copies by writing to
O. M. Plummer, General Manager, 211
Northwestern Bank Bldg., Portland,
The premiums for livestock and the
horse show total about $90,000, plac
ing this exposition in the same class
with the greatest livestock shows and
expositions in America.
The beef cattle division takes in
Shorthorns, Herefords, Aberdeen-Angus,
Milking Short Horns, and Red
Polled cattle. Large and representa
tive exhibits of all these have been
promised already for 1923.
The dairy cattle division includes
Holstelns, Jerseys, Guernseys, Ayr
shires and Brown Swiss, and it is ex
pected that some of the world's record
cows will be present again, and that
the record-breaking numbers of last
year will be surpassed.
The sheep department includes all
the usual breeds, Rambouillets, South-
downs, Shropshires, Hampshire, Ox
ford Downs, Dorsets, Cheviots, Corrie-
dales, Romneys, Cotswolds, Lincolns,
and Leicesters, with a breed new to
the exposition, Suffolk. The usual
liberal premiums are offered for An
goras and three breeds of milk goats.
In the hog division there will be
Poland Chinas, Duroc-Jerseys, Chester
Whites. Berkshires and Hampshires.
Futurities of $1000 each are offered
by the two first-named breeds.
The Percheron. Belgian, Shire and
Clydesdale draft horses and jacks are
well supplied with premium money.
The fat stock classes are strong
again this year.
The boyi' and girls' club' are offer
ed over $4000 in premiums and for
contests and judging. The pig feed
ing contest alone carries $l'ou, and
large exhibits for this event will cuius
from all parts of the Northwest.
As usual the judges for all liveitock
will be men of the highest ability nnd
authority obtainable, and will come
from all parts of the United States
HELD ON STATUTORY II AIU.K.
Dick Robinette, blacksmith in the
Calnius shop for several rnunlh put,
is held In the county juil awttitlng
trial on a statutory churgu.