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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 24. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
RODEO H JUST
"Bigger and Better Than
Before" Is Promise
EVA PADBERG QUEEN
Popular Young Lady Is Morrow Pro
duct; Big Hand and Many
One week from today the curtain
rises on Hcppner's second Rodeo, with
the promise that it will be much big
ger and better than before. The stage
Is now being set, and all arrangements
being brought to a rapid close. A big
string of bucking horses, wild steers
and race horses has been signed up
and win be filing into the corrals at
Gentry field in a very few days. The
city is already being put in gala array
and the general topic of conversation
is "Bigger and Better than Before;
She's Wild, Let's Go!"
Mi hb Eva Padberg has been chosen
queen for the Rodeo, and will head
the parade. Miss Padberg Is a thoro
western product, having been born
and reared on a Morrow county ranch.
She has a typical western beauty com
bined with the skill of horsemanship,
and handling of the lariat. Her choice
has met with the utmost satisfaction.
Something doing every minute, is
the promise of the Rodeo committee.
AH concessions have been leased to
a carnival company, who will have
amusements to fill up the otherwise
idle moments, and the kiddies can
have the time of their young lives on
the ferris wheel and merry-go-round.
All concessionaires will be made to
comply with the city ordinances,
thereby atTording nothing but a clean
type of amusement.
The Dalles band will be on hand
with IB pieces and there will also
be a big orchestra to make music for
dancing every evening. The band
will keep things livened up at all
' times, giving concerts between events.
Then each night all "49'crs" will
. gather in the big open air pavilion
at the Fair grounds to go round and
round to the jazzy strains t)t foith
by the orchestra. "Good for Ten
Ewes, They're Wild" money will be
the mediin. of exchange at the pa
vilion, passing at all itan-ls as well
as for dancing.
The Rodeo committee desires the
support of all Heppnerites, by lending
as much of a western spirit to the
show as possible. Everyone is asked
to doll up in a loud shirt, big som
brero, bandana and boots and possi
bly a big "44" hanging on the hip.
For three dnys Heppner will return
to those good old days and forget
formality and Hobriety though grape
juice and lemonade will take the place
of the red liquor which parched the
throats of old-timers.
Bureau of Mines Plant
Temporarily at 0. A. C.
Commission Asks College to Care For
and I'se the Equipment for Ben
efit of Oregon Mining.
The plant of the Oregon bureau of
mines on request of the commission
has been transferred to the school of
mines nt the state agricultural col
lege, where it will be stored to meet
the emergency arising from the fail
ure of the legislature to provide for
its maintenance in the 1023-24 blen
nium. The commission asked the col
lege regents to "take over the plant
and the equipment and so fnr as pos
sible continue the use and services
of the plant for the public and the
interests of the mining Industry of
This the college will do through its
school of mines, already doing all It
can to advance the mining interests.
Acce.ts to the library and reports will
be provided, and available informa
tion given to interested citizens.
"The state bureau has conducted
Investigations of grent value to the
state," says C. E. Newton, dean of
mines nt the college. "It Is sincerely
hoped that funds to continue this im
portant work will be provided at the
next session of the legislature. In
tho meantime the equipment will be
kept as the commission requested and
held available for advancing the min
ing interests of the state. Members
of the staff will do all they can in
addition to their heavy teaching
schedule to ansist these Interests
Boys' and Girls' Potato
Club Met Near Jordan
A meeting of the Boys' and Girls'
Potato club was held at the R B.
Wilcox farm near Jorndan Tue-'Uay
afternoon. Each member dup a couple
of sacks and from those selected cx
l.i! its to be sent to the state fair at
fin 1 em next week. Instructions In se
lecting potatoes for exhibits and ir.
pocking them for shipment wore (Jv
en by County Agent Morse,
The members of the Potato club
are Marion Palmer, president;
Charles Wilcox, vice-president; Doris
Wilcox, secretary; Elmer Palmer,
Tillle Davis, and Freddie Davis.
KILLS FINE BUCK,
Jack Terry, blacksmith in the Frank
Shlvcly shop in this city, landed a fino
big buck deer Sunday. Ho was hunt
ing In the Black mountain vicinity,
and It was Jnte In the evening when
he saw the dour and shot it. The doer
did not fall in his trncks but Terry
could see a trail of blood where the
deer had been. He trncked it until
too lnte to soo, but had to give it up
that evening. He returned and took
up the search Monday, finding the
deer dead from the gun-shot.
0 per cent Loans under Reserve
System on city or farm property. Re
serve Deposit Company, 72 Fourth
Street, Portland, Ore. 8m.
Mr. and Mra. Leonard Wingfield of
Spray have been spending a few daya
in the city, Mr. Wingfield being in
terested in the shipping of sheep
from this point to the eastern mar
ket The market for stock Is not up
to the standard that Mr. Wingfield
would like to see It, especially as
to cattle. He has a large band of
beef stuff that he hopes will take a
rise in price soon, and he feels en
couraged that they will. The advance
in prices for good beef stock is long
past due in his opinion, and the grow
er that can hold on to his beef stuff
will profit by doing so.
Tom Kirk and wife of Junction
City, Oregon, and Chas. Kirk and
wife of Orland, Calif., have been
spending the week In this city, guests
for the most of the time at the home
of their brother, J. C. Kirk. Chas.
Kirk and wife left Heppner many
yean ago, and this is their first visit
to the old home town in 17 years,
during which time they note that
many changes have occurred, and Mr.
Kirk remarked that he scarcely knew
the place. They enjoyed their short
visit here among their many rela
tives very much.
John Spencer Crawford and family
and Miss Margaret Crawford of Hepp
ner are sojourning at Chief Joseph
Resort this week, having arrived Mon
day to spend a few days in the open.
Spencer and Margaret are nephew and
niece of O. G. Crawford and this is
their first visit to the lake. Mr.
Crawford is associated with his fath
er, Vawter Crawford, in the publi-
caion of the Heppner Gazette-Times
and has been an all-round printer
since he was fifteen years of age,
Mrs. S. E. NotBon left on Friday
last for Dunlap, Iowa, for a visit
with her son, Lee Notson, and other
relatives residing there and at other
points in Iowa and neighboring states.
Mrs. Notson Is called east by the ser
ious illness of her mother. During
her absence, S. E. and Charles will
do the batching act, and manage to
get along somehow.
A wedding last week was that of
Taylor J. Corn of this county and
Mabel E. Warfield of Baker. The cer
emony was performer by Rev. W. O.
Livingstone. Mr. Corn has been work
ing for some time at the farm of Mrs.
T. J. Matlock on Hinton creek. Mr.
nd Mrs. Corn departed immediately
for Baker where they will make their
Mra. W. D. Baxter of Spokane has
been a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney in this city dur
ing the past week. Mrs. Baxter is the
wife of the former partner of Mr.
Mahoney in Idaho, and in company
with Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney departed
today for Pendleton to take in the
Thos. J. Binder of Portlar.d, and H.
L. Ross of Baker, the former general
agent and the latter local agent of
the Equitable Life Insurance com
pany of Iowa, were visitors in Hepp
ner today, enroute from Portland to
Baker. They were endeavoring to get
a local agent at Heppner for their
Charles C. Hindman of Portland,
attorney for the Oregon Co-operative
Grain Growers, and Bert W. Em
erson, also representing that organi-
tation, are in the city today. These
gentlemen expect to spend a few
daya in the county looking after the
affairs of the association here.
A truck load of about 25,000 rain
bow trout were turned into the upper
waters of Willow creek by attaches
from the fish hatchery at Bingham
springs last week. As many of them
were six and seven Inches In length,
they should furnish a lot of sport
for our fishermen next spring.
Mis. R. W. 'iurner has been suffer
ing for seven-1 weeks from sinus
t-ooble, making it very hard for hr
to breathe and causing her consider
able pain. Dr. McMurdo has author
ized an operation at the hands of
a specialist before permanent relief
ran be expected.
Oscar Keithlcy, Eight Mile wheat
raiser, was in this city a short time
yesterday, presenting the appearance
of a man who had been busy at hard
labor for many weeks. He has finish
ed up his harvest and the next little
job Is getting the grain to market.
Miss Mary Notson departed this
morning for Falls City, Oregon, to
take up her duties as one of the
teachers in the school there for the
coming year. Miss Notson taught in
this school last year.
Roger Morse, county agent, accom
panied by hli family, will go to Fos
sil tomorrow where Mr. Morse will
act as a judge of farm crops at the
Wheeler county fair, now in progress.
Peter Farley and family have re
turned from their summer outing in
the vicinity of Austin, Grant county.
where Mr. Farley had his sheep on
the mountain range.
The children of Earnest Cannon of
Eiuht Mile have been afflicted with
the summer tiin plaint, which has
made a generol invasion of the coun
ty. Porn To Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ed
wards of Lexington, Saturday. Sep.
15. it daughter. Mother and babe are
leported to be progressing nicely.
Edward Rcitmann, successful far
mer residing north of lone, wos a
business visitor in Heppner yester
day. RALLY DAY A0) I'MON SERVICES.
Tho Christian churches of Lexing
ton and lone, will unite with the
Heppner church on September 30, In
an all day service. Basket dinner
will be served in the baetement of the
church, and the visiting churches will
make their contribution to the day's
program. The local church will ob
serve Rally Doy in connection with
this meeting. A fine program is be
BOY SCOUTS CHOP WOOD.
Boy Scouts together with Scoutmas
ter chopped wood for Mrs. Smith on
Wednesday afternoon, and cleaned up
the wood pile. Those helping were
Johnny Turner, Terrell Uenge, Har
lan Devln, Stnnley Minor, Ellis Thom
son, Chas. Notson, headed by scout
master, Troop doing fine work; there
were three new applications on Tu-
esday evening for membership.
The Lamp Went Out.
The Year 5684.
Fliers, Divers Only.
By ARTHUR BRISBANE i
The little moon, traveling along 25
miles a minute, got between the
earth and the sun Jhe other day, and
for 169 seconds the sun's light went
out, entirely at certain places, to a
limited degree elsewhere.
The moon was something like a
child walking between you and your
reading lamp. The eclipse was photo
graphed by scientists on earth, and
from flying machines, but only sav
ages were agitated. We don't believe,
as they once did, that a dragon is
eating up the sun. And we don't
think that angry gods are warning us
to behave ourselves.
In the old days they took eclipses
so seriously that two armies, about to
fight, turned tail and went home in
a hurry when the sun began to disap
pear. It was a poor ruler that didn't
have some kind of eclipse when he
The Reverend Increase Mather, who
wrote his interesting essay on "Re
markable Providences" in the early
Puritun days, found it easy enough
to explain an eclipse in Massachu
setts. He said it expressed the grief
of Nature at the death of President
Chauncey of Harvard, Quite a com
pliment for Harvard.
We know that an eclipse means
nothing at all except that the moon
gets in front of our sun lamp and
shuts out the light for a minute. We
have progressed in that way. But we
don't yet know enough to stop mur
dering each other, at they did in the
days of superstition and drakness.
Tuesday was Rosh Hashanah, the
Jewish New year, number 6684.
Christians call it the year 1923.
Other religions and nationalities have
other years and other dates, a ma
jority believing that the world is
about 6,000 years old, and ought to
If old Earth told her real age, we
should learn that many things hap
pened here a thousand million years
ago. When it STARTED, we don't
Flying machines dropping bombs
that cost a few dollars have again
demonstrated for the benefit of the
American people that battleships are
obsolete. The old battleship Virginia
used as a target was sunk in thirty
minutes by a flier 10,000 feet up. How
many forty million-dollar battleships
will this country build to supply
amusing targets some day for foreign
Forty million dollars spent wisely
on flying Bhips, with a few more
millions on submarines, would make
fighting fleets unnecessary and at
tack by any nation foolish.
A while ago, anybody asking the
Government to fix the price of oil
would have been called an anarchist
by the moderates, and murderous
Bolshevik by real tones. Now, in
Texas, the oil men themselves ask
the State Government to fix a price.
When prices get sick, any doctor is
Kcmal Pasha comes back to the
front page by preventing restoration
of the harem in Turkey. It was once
as difficult to imagine a Turk without
many wives as of a Chinese without
a pigtail. The pigtail is gone, and
the harem wives are going. Wise
Kemal says that one Turkish wife, of
the new woman type, is as much as
any one Turk can or ought to own.
Wheat was lower last week. The
earthquake leaves thousands In need
of food, but that doesn't help the
price of wheat. Nations always find
money to buy wheat for war, no mat
ter how high the price. They do not
spend so easily merely to relieve hu
ALTO DESTROYED BY FIRE.
The touring car of Mrs, Anna Spen
cer was totally destroyed by fire one
day the past week. She was driving
the car to the C. C. Rhea place on
Rhea creek with a view to making
a trade of the machine to Mr. Rhea.
In crossing a Bmall culvert over a
ditch, the engine was killed and Mrs.
Spencer endeavored to get It started
again, using the self starter. Failing
in this, however, she climbed out
of the machine and started to go up
the hill to where Mr. Rhea was at
work and when looking buck while
going under the fence, she discovered
the ci.r was on fire, Mr. Rhea also
discovered the fire at about the same
time, end they rushed back and en
deavored to extinguish the flames.
Tho fire had gone so fnr that it was
not poHflible to get hold of the ex
tinguisher carried on the dash board,
nml nothing could be done. Just what
caused the fire could not be deter
mined. It was Insured for $600 in a
company rrproaened by L, E, Van
M ir tor, and he went out and adjusted
the loss, his company settling in full
with Mrs. Spencer,
Hoard and Room for two school
children. Inquire this office. 2t,
Hotel Heppner Passes
Over to Eugene Man
According to Information furnished
this paper by Mr. Fisher, manager of
Hotel Heppner, Pat Foley, who holds
the lease from the Hotel company
has disposed of the same to H. A.
Bel of Eugene. The deal was eon
summated this week, Mr. Foley and
Mr. Bell being here on Friday to
look the premises over, and since that
time the details of the trade have
been worked out, and the gentlemen
were to return to Heppner today when
the turn-over will be made.
Mr. Bell comes to Heppner well
recommended as a hotel man of ex
perience. He has been with the Hotel
Osborn at Eugene for years, where
he gained valuable experience. It
is also stated that his wife and son
and daughter will assist in the man
agement. Mr. Foley has endeavored for some
time to be relieved from hie lease
of the hotel at Heppner, having in
terests at The Dalles that occupied
his full attention, and not being at
all times able to get parties satisfac
tory to run the hotel here. However,
under the efficient management of
Mr. Fisher, who has been in charge
of the hotel for the past year, the
business has moved along nicely and
both community and the traveling
public have been well served. Mr.
Fisher, who is well along in years,
says that he has workedjust all he
is going to, and he is glad to be re
lieved of the responsibility of con
ducting the business, desiring to take
life easy. He has spent many years
in operating hotels and learned the
Copper Carbonate Treat
ment Proves Successful
By County Agent Morse
The copper carbonate method for
treating seed wheat for smut over
the northwest has proven Itself sat
isfactory during the past year. In
some sections, especially in Washing
ton, there has been considerable smut
in some of the copper carbonate treat
ed seed but in these same sections
there has been more smut in the
formaldehyde and bluestone than in
the copper carbonate treated seed. In
practically every county in Oregon
and Washington where the tests were
made this past year the treatment
has been satisfactory. No method
gives perfect control for smut, and
if the dry treatment gives control
only equal to that of the wet treat
ment it has many advantages which
will cause it to be used very widely
as a seed disinfectant. A better ger
mination of the seed, making it ad
visable to plant from ten to twenty
per cent less seed per acre is a sav
ing that can not be ignored and on
many farms this saving will amount
to more than the total cost of treat
ing. EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
There will be services at 11 o'clock
next Sunday morning, conducted by
the Rev. Irvin Q. Wood, of Baker. No
evening service will be held as Rev.
Mr. Wood is scheduled to hold ser
vices in Cecli at that time.
On Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, there
will be a big meeting at the church
at 7:30 o'clock. At that time a select
group of speakers including the Rt.
Rev. W. P. Remington, Bishop of
eastern Oregon, and the Rev. L. H.
Miller, head of the department of re
ligious education of eastern Oregon,
will be present A special meeting
that is well worth attending, is the
report given by Rev. Mr. Wood.
Will be open and prepared to take
photographs during the Rodeo.
Located in the Heppner Building, two doors
north of First National Bank.
B. G. SIGSBEE - Photographer
ESSEX TOURING Repainted, looks like
new. Good tires. Excellent mechanical
condition. A dandy car at a cheap price.
1922 DODGE TOURING This car in fine
condition mechanically and looks like
new. Tires are good. A real bargain.
1920 BUICK SIX TOURING A good car at
a very cheap price.
SEE THE NEW BUICKS NOW
Many Sheep Shipped
From Local Station
There was a large shipment of
sheep from the Heppner yards on
Monday, a special train of thirty cars
leaving late in the afternoon. Ten
ears were shipped by J. A. Funk, bill
ed to Chicago; Tom Boylen had 11
cars to Nampa, Idaho; Gooding at
Sons 8 cars to Shoshone, Idaho, and
six care for the Chicago market. The
greater portion of the shipment con
sisted of lambs which had been pur
chased here by these buyers some
On Tuesday, two cars of sheep were
shipped out to Portland by W. P.
Mahoney. There has been little ac
tivity in stock shipments from the
local yards this fall, the shipments
being far below the figures for for
mer seasons, proving that there is
not much surplus stock to be disposed
of by the sheepmen. There should
be more acivity in the cattle ship
ments, but the market is off and the
cattle men are not inclined to let go.
PASTOR DEPARTS FOR IDAHO.
Rev. J. R. L. Haslam and family
departed on Tuesday for their former
field of labor at Notus, Idaho. For
the past year Mr. Haslam has been
pastor of the Federated church in
Heppner, and he is leaving the con
gregation with the best of wishes go
ing with him and his wife. Mr. Has
lam is going back to the church he
was serving when he came to Hepp
ner, in answer to a very urgent call.
We understand that a pastor wilt be
assigned to the church from the
Methodist conference, and that from
now on it will be a Methodist church,
the federation having dissolved.
Meeting of Commercial
Club Failed to Materialize
The meeting of the Commercial
club that was scheduled for last Fri
day evening failed to materialize, ow
ing to the manifest lack of interest
on the part of members.
President Van Marter and C. L.
Sweek went about the city in an en
deavor to sell tickets for a luncheon
at the Elkhorn for which arrange
ments had been made, but getting lit
tle response, decided there was no
interest in the matter and the meet
ing was called off and the money re
turned to the half-dozen who had pur
chased tickets. Whether another at
tempt at getting the members to
gether will be made, we are not in
formed, but it looks like burial robes
and crepe were the next things in
HEARS FROM OLD FRIEND.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo received a let
ter this week from Lieutenant-Colonel
Patterson, an old cronie in the
Spanish-American war, the first word
He has received in twenty years. It
was under a somewhat peculiar cir
cumstance that the letter came to be
written. Colonel Patterson was talk
ing over old times with an officer
who had been in the Moro invasion
in the Philippines with Dr. McMurdo
and the doctor's name was mention
ed in the conversation. This caused
Mr. Patterson to inquire into the
medical directory to find Mr. McMur
co's whereabouts, and the letter was
written for old friendship's sake.
A large number of Shriners from
this city went to Pendleton on Wed
nesday to take in the ceremonies put
on by the order there. Among those
gonig over were Frank Gilliam, Dr.
C. C. Chicle, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aiken
and G. E, Woodson. Most of these
will remain to take in a few sessions
of the Round-Up.
P. T. A. CONTEST
Latent Talent Brought Out In
Literary Gems Describing
A feature of the Parent-Teachers' I
association meeting last Friday night!
at the Christian church, was a poem j
writing contest, in which quite a
number took part. The subject for!
each poem was an apple variety. That
much latent talent is being wasted
may be seen by reading the follow-1
ing bits of literary art taken from !
those handed in:
(Editor's Note: The names of the
composers are withheld, as their pub
lication might cause a flood of de
mands for more to be made on the
innocent victims of circumstances.)
A Jonathan apple hung on a tree, i
A little boy saw it and said Oh, Gee; j
Just then little Betty strolling by
said, "Get it. and I'll make a n e " !
So to Mother's kitchen their footsteps
And into the pie the Jonathan went;
It baked and sizzled and came out
And while it was hot they swallowed
Little they dreamed what next would
For soon they began to holler.
Mother ran with the ginger tea
And turned each kid right over her
Up came the Jonathan, One, Two,
Ben Davis is an apple sour,
It came to town at the eleventh hour,
It taint good for apple pie,
But it might be good to mix with rye.
Their beauty shines in the early
When the little birds begin to sing. :
Ben Davis a poor apple to write !
It Bhould be made into sour krout.
From the Ben Davis
May the Lord save us.
The Winter Bananas so nice and
Please Sir John and Cousin Lucy 1
With gown of yellow and cheek of red
To feast on me would raise the dead.
But little Johnny in early June
Might eat a banana and die too soon.
You may praise the Pippin, Spitzen-
But for us the Winter Banana will do.
Oh Winter Banana I'll sing thy praise
Both tonight and all my days,
Your meat is juicy and your color
Let us all join in singing your
When winter winds blow bleak and
We will sit by the flre and eat with
Oh Winter Banana long may you
And keep our mortal bodies alive.
Pen in hand and book in lap
We sit and thfnk and twist and gap:
One looks at one he looks at two,
Wondering what in thunder to do,
One group behind us is laughing loud.
They must have a poem of which they
Shucks lets think shut up your yap,
Compose a poem about Winesap.
Apples red and poems fine,
All of this is out of my line,
Give me that apple and I'll take a
May write some more if it tastes all
E, is for the apple named King
I am the one who thought of the
Nature produces a wonderful Bing;
Give me, however, the delicious King.
The bellflower apple golden and sweet
Is the very best apple you ever did
The twig bends low and the apples
Hurry up and get them and don't be
The bellflower is the apple we put in
the cellar in the fall,
To eat them all you don't have to be
Bellflower, bellflower, yellow and
If you were here I would like you to
Bellflowers are good to eat, also nice,
juicy and hard to beat.
Apples are good to take to school,
Eat them each day and you'll be no
Bellflowers are yellow as gold,
Always good if they are not old.
And if you eat one every day,
They'll keep the doctor away.
See the bellflower on the tree,
The very best apple you ever did see.
Hurry up, be quick, knock it off with
a big long stick.
Take to teacher at school and she will
not punish when you break the
Then at the apple a club they threw,
Johnny took a bite and Sue a chew
And three little souls to the angels
Pooi Johnny poor Sue.
The above was a part of the very
pleasant program tendered to the
teacher? on Friday evening by the
1'atron Teachers' association. Other
f?atues of the program rendered in
the auditorium of the new church was
an address of welcome to the teachers
by S. E Notson, piano duet by Mes-
dames Hopper and Missildine. whist
ling solo by Miss Phelps and a read
ing fiom Kipling by Luola Uenge. On
behalf of the teachers, Mr. Mather
made response to the address of we!
come. The social hour was thn
spent in thf church parlors and re
freshments of apple pie with cream
and coffee vere served.
Rotation of crops costs little in di
versified districts and is usually prof
itable on the soils. It permits in
crease of humus and nitrogen by
turning under clover and other crop
residues. On the experiment station
farm the average net profit of rota
tion for seven years was J8.82.
Wanted Women for work at Libby,
McNeill & Libby Fruit Cannery, The
Dalles, Oregon. No experience neces
sary. Several months steady work.
Can also use a few more men.
CECIL NEWS HEMS
From hollyhocks to peaches. Who
can beat this. Several large peaches
were handed the writer by Mrs. H.
J. Streeter of Cecil. The largest one
brought the scales down to one pound
and measured 12 inches in circum
ference. It waa an Early Crawford
from a tree planted in Cecil some
years ago by J. W. Osborn.
The Mayor Is living by "the sweat
of his brow" in real life, for he can
be seen and heard, too, in Minor &
Hynd's warehouse at Cecil piling
wheat, etc. Over one thousand sacks
were delivered on Wednesday. No
wonder Constable John is pleading
and calling "time.
Mr. and Mra. Geo. Perry of Ewing
accompanied by Miss Crystal Roberts
spent Sunday visiting friends in
Heppner. Miss "Crystal will remain
in town while studying at the Hepp
ner high school.
Mrs. Melville Logan and son Gene
and Sydney Wilmott of Porland and
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kesterson also
of Portland were the dinner guests
of Mrs. T. H. Lowe at Cecil on Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Thompson of
Heppner, and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Minor
from the End of the Trail ranch near
lone were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Krebs at the Last Camp on Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Duncan of Busy
Bee ranch, accompanied their daugh
ter, Miss Mildred, to Boardman on
Sunday. Miss Mildred will enter the
Boardman school for the coming year.
We are glad to learn Miss Cleta
Palmateer of Windynook was able
to come home on Thursday after her
recent operation in Heppner for ap
pendicitis, and is improving quickly.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Henriksen of
Strawberry ranch took in the dance
at lone on Saturday and chaperoned
Mispes Annie and Violet Hynd, Violet
Led ford and Mildred Henriksen.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd and family
spent Sunday at their house in Hepp
ner, getting their family ready for
their studies at the Heppner high
school for the coming year.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kesterson, who
have been visiting friends on Willow
creek for the past two weeks, re
turned to their home in Portland on
Zenneth Logan of Boardman spent
a short time in Cecil on Tuesday be
fore leaving to work in the Morgan
warehouse along with his brother
Roy Stender of Seldomseen ranch
sold 2,100 sacks of wheat at 90 cents
per bushel to D. L. Smith, grain buyer
of Arlington on Thursday, Sept, 13.
Buster Fake of Portland arrived in
Cecil on Sunday and will visit with
his grardmother, Mrs. Mary Halferty,
at Shady Dell.
Oral Henriksen of Ewing left for
Portland on Sunday with several car
loads of cattle from their upper
S. E. Swanson, one of Tone's prom
inent wheat buyers, was looking up
the wheat business in Cecil Wednes
day. Mrs. Norma Warfield and daughter
of Portland spent the week-end with
Mrs. Melville Logan at the Willows.
H. V. Tyler of Rhea Siding left on
Friday for The Dalles where he will
occupy the dentist's chair for a while.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Clark of Heppner
made a short stay in Cecil on their
return from Portland on Tuesday.
Misses A. C. and M. H. Lowe of the
Highway House were doing business
it the county seat on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mra. W. H. Chandler of
Willow creek ranch were doing busi
ness in Pilot Rock on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Rietmann from
their ranch near lone were calling in
Cecil on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. I. Morrison of
Rockcliffe were calling in Arlington
The marriage of Miss Vivian Yo-
cum of this city to Mr. Chas. H. Kane j
of Wasco, Sherman county, was sol-!
emnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Happold on Sunday evening,
September 16, 1923, W. O. Livingstone
pastor of the Christian church, per
forming the ceremony.
Mrs. Kane has been the efficient
deputy in the office of Sheriff Geo.
McDuffee for the past two years, hav
ing charge of the clerical work, and
the force at the court house were
taken by surprise Monday morning
hen upon her arrival there Mrs.
Kane made due announcement of her
change in relationship. They all duly
recovered, however, after being con
vinced, and then congratulations were
Mr. Kane, who is in the employ of
the Holt Manufacturing company, has
been located at Wasco, the former
home of the bride. He has been
transferred to the home office of the
company at Stockton, Calif., where
we are informed, the young people
will make their home. For the pre
sent, Mrs. Kane will remain at the
sheriff's office, giving Mr. McDuffee
a chance to get some one to take her
place, and may be there until the first
of November. Mr. and Mrs. Kane
were off today for a short honeymoon
trip to the Round-Up at Pendleton.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, Sept. 23.
Why not give God a chance now,
and avoid taking a chance yourself
hereafter. A pound of certainty Is
worth a ton of doubt: a moment of
conviction is worth a lifetime of opin
ion. Let us get a hold on some real
worth-while varieties, the church is
where you find these things. Come
and see: Bible school 9:45 a. m..
Communion and preaching at It o'
clock: "Paul Before Felix" will be
the morning theme; Christian Endea
vor at 7 o'clockthese meetings are
full of life and very helpful, every
young person should attend. Song
service and preaching at 8 p. m. The
subject will be "Has God Revealed
Himself to Men?" The response to
the first of these series last Lord's
Day evening was quite satisfactory.
Everyone is cordially invited to ait
these services, especially the evening
service during these series.
OVQ FIFTY YEARS
Jeremiah Brosnan, Native
of Ireland, Passes to
His Final Rest
Plonetr Stockman of Butter Creek,
Mr. Brosnaa Came to Thla Sec
tion In Early Daya
Jeremiah Brosnan was witness for
many long years of passing events
in this part of Oregon. More than
fifty years ago he eame to what is
now Morrow county and settled on
Butter creek, where he took up his
homestead and settled In the stock
raising game, which industry he fol
lowed for many years and until the
approach of old age made it expedient
for him to retire, when he and his
faithful wife eame to Heppner, and
purchasing a home here, settled down
to enjoy a well earned season of
For the past couple of yean Mr.
Brosnan was in failing health, not
suffering from any serious ailment,
but gradually bending under the
weight of years he was forced to
submit to the ailments incidental to
age, though it must be admitted that
he was well preserved and even to
the last was as keen witted as in the
years of his robust health. Jerry
Brosnan was a unique character, a
typical son of the Emerald Isle. He
left the home of his nativity when
but a very young man, coming to Am
erica and casting his lot among those
who were pioneers of the great west.
During his residence here he not on
ly accumulated a competence in this
world's goods, but what is better, he
built up a lasting heritage among
scores of friends and neighbors, who,
while regretting his departure, be
cause we must all bow to the inevit
able, yet will ever remember the
cheery and witty and dependable
friend. During the past few years
he was ever the same, and always
had a good word and a witty story to
tell, as well as always being ready to
state in positive terms just what he
thought of any proposition that came
up. Mr. Brosnan always took a lively
interest in things of a public nature,
and was for many years the political
sage of Lena. As a young man he
also helped in the railroad revelop
ment of the country and assisted in
the construction work of the Union
Pacific out of Omaha, when that road
was being built under stress of great
difficulties. His history of that event
was one of much interest, and his
experenees during that time were not
always the most pleasant, but he did
his part faithfully as a handler of
construction gangs and expressed
much pride In the part he had in the
early construction work of this great
Mr. Brosnan was born in Ireland
about 85 years ago as near as the
record can be figured out, though it
is possible that he waa some years
older than this. He was taken to Pen
dleton a few days before his demise,
in hopes that the care and attention
that could be rendered him there
might prove beneficial. He died fn
St. Anthony's hospital in that city
on Sunday evening, September 16, and
his burial was in the pioneer ceme
tery at Vinson, Oregon, on Tuesday
forenoon, a very large eoneourse of
neighbors and friends being present
to attest the high esteem in which he
Surviving Mr. Brosnan are his wid
ow, two daughters and one son. These
are Mrs. Hugh Curran of Pilot Rock,
Mrs. Samuel Nelson of Pendleton, and
John Brosnan of Lena, who is on the
old home place on Butter creek.
Sequal to Condon
As a sequal to the arrest of Frank
Smith of Condon recently, charged
with being implicated in the shooting
up of the Ku Klux hall in that city,
word comes to Heppner that several
men have been arrested over that
way, charged with kidnapping.
Smith was arrested and taken to
Umatilla county on September I, and
later released, it being stated that he
was given the scare of his life. Smith
formerly resided here and is quite
well known at Heppner. The men re
ported to have been arrested on Sat
urday last at Condon and charged
with the kidnapping of Smith are Rev.
G. A. Chaney. local minister; L. E.
Fry, a garage man; and Floyd Dun
lap, blacksmith. Three others are also
named in the complaint. They are
J. F. Henderson, alias Anderson, Joe
Henderson and John Doe a person
Another event of Sunday was the
marriage at 6:00 a. m. at the home
of Rev, W. O. Livingstone, officiating
minister of Miss Coramae Crawford
to Mr. Raymond Ferguson. The wed
ding was a very quiet affair, the
bride being attended by Mrs. Eugene
Ferguson and the bridegroom by his
brother Eugene. Following the cere
mony, however, things were not quiet,
as a number of male friends of the
bridegroom had planned a noisy re
ception and for several minutes the
newlyweds were given an excursion
about town to the tune of noisy au
tomobile horns and popping exhausts
of motorcycles, arousing the most of
the populace from their late Sunday
After a wedding breakfast at the
home of the bride's parents the young
folks departed for a short honeymoon
trip to Walla Walla and other Wash
ington towns, expeting to return via
Pend.eton and take in the Round Up.
Mr. Ferguson is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. O, T. Ferguson of Sand Hollow,
and Miss Crawford the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford. The
young people were graduates together
in the class of 2t, Heppner high
school. They expect to reside on a
farm adjoining that of Mr. Ferguson
in Sand Hollow,