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Volume 40, Number 29. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 1923. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Hard Fought Game on
Gentry Field Is Good
LOCAL BOYS STAR
Hall, Adkins and Cason Do Fine Work
in Backfleld; Team Will Play
lone Here Saturday.
In an exhibition of good high school
football on Gentry field Saturday,
Heppner defeated Arlington, 6-0.
Heppner took the lead after the first
kick-off after Arlington failed to
make yardage and was forced to punt
out of danger, and should have beat
their opponent! by two touch-downi
easily, though the breaks allowed
them only one.
When Arlington failed to make first
down after receiving Heppner's kick
off, H. Burton, fullback, punted the
ball to Heppner'a 40-yard line, Cason,
safety, returning it to the center of
the field. From here "Brick" Hall,
"Con" Adkins and Reid Buseick,
TIeppner backs, tore through the Ar
lington line for from 6 to 20 yards
at a crnck, taking the ball to Arling
ton's one-yard line. With fourth
down and one yard to go, Buseick was
downed behind the line of bc rim
mage for a loss, and Arlington took
possession of the ball and punted out
The first half was scoreless, each
team making considerable yardage,
but not getting into dangerous ter
ritory, except along toward the last
of the half when Arlington marched
to Heppner's ten yard line before she
could be checked, gaining most of the
distance by the air route. This was
the only time Arlington came near
Heppner's lone score came in the
early part of the fourth quarter. Af
ter a recovered fumble, she took the
ball from Arlington's 40 yard line to
within five yards of the goal, when
time ended for the third quarter, and
the second attempt in the last per
iod put it over the line, Cason carry
ing the ball through center. Hepp
ner failed to kick goal, and the score
stood 6 0,
The feature of the game was the
line plunging of "Brick" Hall, and
end runs of "Con" Adkins, When
these boys got started they were
mighty hard to stop, and were most
always good for at least 6 yards. Ca
son, Hoppner quarterback, also play
ed a heady game, and made yardage
consistently on his center-line bucks.
Both teams tried several forward
passes, but were able to complete on
ly a few. Campbell, Arlington quar
terback, was' high yardage gainer for
the visitors, and played a flashy game.
The weather was ideal for the game
and a good-sized crowd attended.
More than $60 In gate receipts was
taken in at 85c and 25c admission
The Hpppner boys clash with lone
on Gentry field Saturday. Neither
team has lost a game and both are
going strong. This promises to be
the bent game here this season.
LaVerne Van Marter umpired Sat
urday's game, with Dr. F. E. Farrior
as referee, and Cecil Lieuallen as
The linc-up was:
Arlington 0 Heppner 6
H. Burton fb Hall
Campbell q Cason
Marcus rh Buseick
Wheelhouse c Smith
Revel 1 Ig Schwari
J. Lognn It Bell
G. Burton le Bucknum
A, Lognn rg Goodman
Walker rt Stout
Blackburn re Doherty
SHERIFF ARRIVES HOME.
Sheriff McPuffce arrived home from
a visit to the state of Washington
last evening, having in charge Alvin
U. Strait, who is wanted here on the
charge of resisting an officer. Strait
has been a fugitive since last spring,
when he made bis escape from the
officers down in Juniper canyon,
where, it Is alleged, he took a few
shots at them, lie wag recently lo
cated near Vancouver and Sheriff Mc
PufTee went over after him the past
week. In order to get the papers
properly fixed up, the sheriff was com
pelled to make a visit to Olympia. The
preliminary hearing for Strait will
he had as soon as arrangements can
Mrs. Lilly Colin has departed for
Lob Angeles where she will spend
the winter. She is making the trip
In the hope of benefitting her health.
Pendleton E. O.
Outsldo attorneys having business
before the Circuit Court in session to
day are Sum E. Van Vactnr of The
Dalles and J. II. Kelly of Portland.
Judge Phelps is getting the docket
cleared for the regular December
HEREFORD SaTe I will sell at
auction 40 Hereford cows and bull at
Union Stock Yards, North Portland.
Ore,, at 1 p. m., Thursday, Nov, 8,
1923. MAYRO McKINNEY, Turner,
Dr. McMurdo, Postmaster Smead
and Don Case made up a hunting pn r
ty off for the mountains Tuesday af
ternoon in quest of big game. Those
men expect to land their deer before
returning to the city,
John Krebs, of the Minor A Krebs
ranch at Cecil, wan n business vis
itor in this city on Monday,
Italian Prunes Nona beter any
where; 4 l-4c per pound at my or
chard, any quantity, Wm. LoTrace.
HOUSES For draft oT saddle
horses see Dave Pressley, town, or T.
J. Matlock ranch. Prices right.
For Bale 100 mixed henaf good
layers. Mrs. U. F. Akcrs, Eight Mtle.
Dodge car for sale at $125. See Jeff
Wants Horses For
Bait For Coyotes
Anlmsls That Have Served Their Al
lotted Time Can Be ITaed by I
The best season of the year for
the poisoning of coyotes on the range
is right now, states County Agent
Morse, and the very best bait to be
used for this purpose is the carcass
of a horse. The dead animal is plac
ed on the range where a poison sta
tion haa been established, following
the season of trailing the sheep from
the summer ranges in the mountains,
and from this point the hunters work
out, scattering their poison baits, and
the result ig the killing of the coy
otes in large numbers.
J. N. Matteson, government hunter,
came to town Wednesday to arrange
for getting hold of just as many de
crepit and aged animals as he could,
these to be taken out to the poison
stations and killed In the most hu
mane manner possible, and the car
casses used for bait. Mr. Matteson
had been promised a good many such
animals, but is somewhat disappoint
ed that they have not been gathered
up so that he can get hold of them.
This method of poisoning the coy
otes was used very successfully the
past season in Wallowa county, Mr,
Morse has been informed, and the
government hunters are very anxious
to try it out here this winter. The
coyotes on the ranges in Wallowa
county were practically exterminated
by this method, and if the bait can be
had there is but little doubt that
the same results can be accomplished
here. As the extermination of the
coyote means much to the man who
is running stock, the cooperation of
the stockgrower is solicited in this
behalf. If you have decrepit and
worthless horses that should be hu
manely disposed of, let the county
agent or the government hunters
know about It, and then have them
where they can be easily reached.
The hunters will take them to the
points where they are establishing
poison stations and put them to good
use. The time for action is at hund.
Many Varieties Wheat
Are Sown in Nurseries
Included In the wheat purser
which are being completed thLt vcek
by County Agent Morse are ome 3ft
varieties of wheat; eight varieties of
winter barley, and eleven methods of
treatment for smut.
The wheat varieties Includs all cf
the imporatnt varieties now grown
in Eastern Oregon and severnl of new
wheats which have been developed
and are now being tried out "or heir
yield. Among these are the smut-resistant
wheats which have been devel
oped, and which will he ready for dis
tribution as soon as they show a Kat
Three strains of Turkey Red with
white kernels are being tried out. The
growing of winter barleys has not
been satisfactory In most parts of
Morrow county and the eight vari
eties planted include one that has
been grown in the Hardman section
for a number of years very satisfac
torily. These nurseries are located on the
Lawrence Redding farm near Eight
Mile, and on the Troy Bognrd farm
near lone. Space is being left at
each place for a considerable quan
tity of spring grain.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
October 28, 192S.
Some one has said that "The ship
of skepticism sets sail on an unknown
sea in a starless night without chart
or compass, pilot or port." This is
helpless drifting; the Church Btarts
and keeps men on the right course:
"Where the scriptures speak we
speak, and where the scriptures are
silent we are silent." Come and test
it. Bible school at 9:45, a class and
a room for you. Communion and
preaching at 11 o'clock; morning
theme, "Can the New Testament Mir
acles Be Disproved?" Christian En
deavor at 6:30 in the Endeavor par
lor. These are wonderful meetings;
every young person should be pre
sent. Preaching at 7:30; sermon
theme, "My Part in the Plan of Salva
tion." You are most cordially In
vited to attend these meetings.
Miss Anna Dohertv. who for tho
past year and more has been the effi
cient stenographer In the office of
the county ngent, is now at the sher-
ili s office, having been selected by
Sheriff McDuffee to ink the
of Mrs, Chas. Kane, who is retiring
from the office the first of the month.
Miss Catherin Doherty, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Barnev Dnhortv of SnnH
Hollow, and a graduate of Behnke-
Walker business college, has accept
ed the place of stenographer in the
county agent's office.
For Sale Fine large grafted Eng
lish walnuts; this season's crop.
Prices: Single pound, 35 cents; less
than 6 pounds, 34 cents; less than
10 pounds, 33 cents; 20 pounds or
over, 82 cents. Parcel post prepaid.
The J. D. YOUNG WALNUT GROVE.
Wilbur, Oregon. 2t.
The marriage of William H. Nor
cross to Miss Hniel Smith took place
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
McNamer in this city on Monday, Rev.
F. R. Spauldlng performing the cer
emony. These young people were
from Irrigon, and will continue to
make their home at that place.
A fine new counter was installed
in the Central Market this week, In
which sufficient space is provided for
the sanitary display of meats. When
warm weathor comes the cooler that
is attached to the countor can be put
into operation and the cuts of meat
kept on cold storage.
Rev. J. R, L. Haslam, former pastor
of the Federated church In this city,
writes this paper that he Is now nice
ly located In his former field at No-
tus, Idaho, and the work of his church
there Is moving forward in a most
Lost 3-8 karat diamond setting
from ring; probably between Muthod-
iat church and Adkins home. Re
ward. Mrs. Albert Adkins, phone 654,
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LOCAL HS ITEMS
Ed Bennett is back at his place at
the Prophet store this week. He
spent a couple of weeks hunting In
the mountains and brought in his
quota of deer. Ed states that he was
pretty lucky this season and captured
two big bucks. Soon after his arrival
home, Pete departed and his where
abouts is at present unknown, though
he waB supposed to go to Pendleton.
Having spent some time in the moun
tains in recent weeks, Mr. Prophet
failed to get the deer that was staked
out for him, and it is surmised the
fever struck him agHin and he cannot
be expected to return home until the
close of the season, or sooner if he ;
should get his game,
Arthur Gemmell, who was quite
badly injured early last week when
his team ran away, is reported to be
doing well now and his recovery is
only a matter of days. In order that
Mr. Gemmell's crop should be in the
ground in proper time, his neighbors
went into the field with eight or ten
drills yesterday and the work was
done up with neatness and dispatch.
Friends in need are friends indeed,
and Mr. Gemmell, who had his full
share of misfortune this season will
greatly appreciate the kindness of
his neighbors and friends manifested
in this practical and substantial man
ner. Dr. Chick was called to Lex
ington on Tuesday to minister to a
Mr. Marquardt, of Portland, who had
received seroius injuries a few days
before by falling onto the handle of
a drill he was operating. Mr. Mar
quardt, who is a druggist of Port
land, came to Lexington for his vaca
tion and to help his brother, Charles
Marquardt to do some seeding on the
farm. He was standing on the drill
at the time of the accident, and by a
lurch or the machine he was thrown
back onto the handle. His injuries
proved to be more serious than was
at first thought and the care of a
physician was found necessary.
ror several years past the Heppner
milk route has been under the charge
of the Morrow County creamery. Af
ter the first of Novumber, Mr. Cox,
manager of that industry will con-
line his efforts to caring for the ex
tensive butter and ice cream trade
that he has built up, finding that to
care for the distribution of milk to
the citizens of the city and the work
connected therewith is too much of
an undertaking in connection with
the rapidly expanding business of the
creamery. Wightman Bros., former
owners of the milk route, will again
take care of this business.
There was some damage to newly
sown grain in different parts of the
county from the big blow of Tuesday
of last week. T. W. Cutsforth, who
was in town Saturday from Lexing
ton, states that about 120 acres of his
newly sown wheat on his Morgan
farm was blown out, and in that sec
tion there was considerable activity
in renl estate the soil from one field
being transferred over into that of
hia neighbor. As a result some re
seeding is made necessary.
A license to wed was granted bv
Clerk Anderson on Friday last to Rus
sell L. Anderson and htliel Hnverland,
young people of this city, who were
married on Snturday afternoon at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Spnulding.
Rev. Spauldnig, pastor of the M. E.
church officiating. These young peo
ple recently arrived here from Neb
raska. Mr. Anderson is employed at
the garage of Colin Auto Co., and Mrs.
Anderson Is working in the local tel
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hampton of Bill
ings, Mont., have been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cox in this city
for the past week. Mr. Hampton Is a
brother of Mrs. Cox and was former
ly engaged in the meat business In
Billings. Having disposed of his in
terests there, ho and his wife nro on
a trip to California to look over the
country. They may decide to return
to Heppner should they not find
things to their liking in the south.
John Cnlmus nnd family departed
on Friday, their destination being
Klamath rails, where they may decide
to locate. Their residence hero is be
ing occupied by Judge Patterson nnd
family who moved into the same this
Mr. nnd Mrs, Waller Becket, Eight
Mile residents, were visitors in Hepp
ner on Monday. Barring an excess)
amount of rain, Mr. Rocket states
that the people of his section are get
ting along well with full seeding.
1HE FROST IS ON THE PUMPKIN
Budgets Will Have the
Attention of Commission
Judge W. T. Campbell and Commis
sioner L. P. Davidson went to Salem
Sunday and on Monday had a person
al interview with Governor Pierce re
lating to the situation in Morrow
county of the special tax commission.
It having heretofore been impossible
to get anyone to consent to serve for
the full time that would be required
in doing all th work outlined for
the commission, who are to serve
without compensation, the court hit
on the plan to have men appointed
for sufficient time to pass upon the
budgets. Having found the men that
would serve, the court took up the
proposition with the governor, and we
are informed that he was finally con
vinced that in the emergency this was
the only thing to do, and so consented
to the plan.
The men appointed and who have
agreed to act in this capacity are W.
G. McCarty and Chas. Cox of Hepp
ner and Lee Padberg of lone, and it
is expected that just as soon as a
suitable secretary can be secured the
special tax commission will organize
and geft to work.
MISS PALMATEER IMPROVING.
Miss Lorena Palmateer, who has for
the past five months been taking the
"rest cure" in an open air sanitarium
at Spokane, where she is receiving
treatment for tuberculosis, writes
this paper that she is steadily im
proving, and thinks it but a matter
of time and the exercise of patience
till Rhe is fully restored to health.
She is very appreciative of the kindly
wishes of her many Heppner friends,
expressed to her in the good letter?
she receives, and as she is allowed
to do some reading and writing, more
of her friends here might remember
her in this manner.
Taking the liberty to quote from
Miss Palmateer's letter: "This rest
ing game gets monotonous after five
months of it. I feel as though I
could tackle a real job, but I'd proba
bly not last long at it. Reading,
sewing, sleeping, eating, and writing
are alt my occupations and the pos
sible combinations are few. This is
a wonderfully nice place in which to
do them, and I am getting well so
why should I complain? I even get
an hour's car ride once in a while.
Sunday the Calkinses touk me, Tel!
all my friends I am getting 'fat and
WE WANT CASH.
To our patrons and the public in
general we wish to announce that on
and after November 1st, 11)23, our
policy will be strictly cash over the
counter. It is necessary that we
meet our obligations and accounts of
customers cannot in the future be
carried from month to month.
We are appreciative of the fine pa
tronage given us since the opening of
our market, and we hope that this
may continue, but please do not ask
for credit as it will be impossible to
PEOPLES CASH MARKET,
Henry Schwarz, Proprietor.
WHUITMANS RUN MILK ROl'TE.
John Wightman attended a big sale
of registered Guernsey cattle over at
Toppenish, Wash., last week. The
Wightman boys have again taken over
the milk route for Heppner and will
have charge of the same beginning
on the first of the coming month, un
der the former name of Alfalfa Lawn
Dairy. In order to strengthen their
milk herds, Mr. Wightman purchased
six cows at Toppenish and they will
bo delivered at the Wightman farm
within a few days.
CALL FOR COUNTY WARRANTS.
All General Fund Warrants of Mor
row County, Oregon, registered on or
before February 28th, U'L'3, will he
paid on presentation at the office of
the County Treasurer on or after
November Hth, on which date
interest on said warrants will cease.
Di.ted at Heppner, Oregon, October
LEON W. BR1GGS,
SHEEP RANGE FOR RENT.
I have a good winter range to rent
for the season. Also have ten head
of good Marino bucks and four Hamp
shire bucks for aale.
KD Ci. PALMER,
AJax Route, Condon, Ore.
Rhea Luper, state engineer, was a
visitor in Heppner for a short time
on rriday last.
CECIL ENS ITEMS
The basket social held in Cecil hall
on October 13, in aid of the Japanese
Relief fund, was a great success. Af
ter all expenses were paid the sum j
of ninety dollars was sent to Mrs.
Emmet Cochran, chairman of the
Morrow County Red Cross Chapter, as I
Cecil's donation. It is impossible to
thank everyone personally who as
sisted in any way to help make the
social such a success but we take
this means of thanking all. Contri
butions of five dollars from W. G.
Hynd and also five dollars from Da
vid Hynd of Sand Hollow were sent i
during the evening to help the Jap- j
One of the worst sand and wind
storms known passed through Cecil
on Tuesday, October 16. It began
tjiout 10 a. m. and never ceased till
midnight. Haystacks were damaged,
many being blown all to pieces. Barns
were unroofed, trees were uprooted,
and Karl Farnsworth'g barn at Rhea
Siding was completely wrecked. We
heard of one young man due to ar
rive at the Mayor's residence Tues-:
day night, that landed at the place'
where the strawberries used to grow j
in Gilliam county, the wind was so
"Wid" Palmateer of Windynook has
finished hauling hia wheat to Minor
and Krebs warehouse at Cecil. Wid
declares he has never seen a storm
to equal what passed over his part
of the country on Tuesday, October
16. The wind carried everything be
fore it. Wid says he can't find a
straw left on his ranch; that the
name of his ranch ought to be chang
ed to "Hungry Hollow" for even his
chicken feed and chickens went with
J. C. Kelsay of Grass Valley, ac
companied by Misses Violet Ledford
and Mildred Hennksen of Strawberry
ranch, chaperoned by Mrs. Alf Shaw
of Butterby Flats, were the dinner
guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Scott at Hynd Bros, ranch at !
Freezeout, above Heppner,
We understand that J. W. Osborn
of Cecil has rented his Shady Dell
ranch during the week to Bena Bros.
of Stanfield. Bena Bros, took posses
sion October 18 and we extend the
hand of welcome to them.
Melville Logan and Bert Settlemey-
er of The Willows who have been
assisting Wid Palmateer with his
threshing have finished their work
and returned to their respective
nomes on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd have land
ed back at Butterby Flata once more
and are busy seeing that the rest of
the folks on the ranch are kept busy
preparing for the stock coming in for
the winter quarters.
J. W. Morris of Portland and par
ties from Wasco were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Funk at their home
near Morgan for a few days while
trying their luck at shooting game.
Miss Thelma Miller of Heppner, al
so Miss Helen Barratt and Miss Violet
Hynd, returned to Heppner on Sun
day after having a fine time at Cecil
basket social on Saturday night.
W. A. Thomas of lone spent Wed
nesday at Dotheboys Hill with Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Crabtree, discussing
the "pros and cons" of the wheat
Mr. and Mrs. L Van Schoiack and
friends from Cottage Grove spent Tu
esday and Wednesday with Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. Krebs at The Last Cump.
One thing was left in Cecil during
the severe storm and that was a large
Hubbard squash, weighing 41 pounds
and grown by J. W. Osborn at Cecil.
Mrs. C. Wallace of Troutdale ar
rived in Cecil on Sunday and will
visit with her sister, Mrs. Geo. Krebs,
at The Last Camp for a few days,
Vawter Crawford, newspaper man
of Heppner, was calling on his friends
in Cecil vicinity on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wnllnce of Con
don wero visiting with Mrs. Goo.
Krebs on Wednesday.
J. W. Osborn and H. J. Streeter of
Cecil were county seat visitors on
Oral Henriksen Is busy hauling
grain from Cecil warehouse for hi?
Mrs. Tom Johnson, .county nurse,
visited the Cecil school during the
Mr. and Mrs. O. Llndstrom from
Ella were calling In Cecil on Friday.
Mrs. J. E. Crabtree and son were
calling in Cecil on Thursday.
Henry Ford, Acute Stage.
Farm House Conversa
tion. An Election Starter.
Henry Ford's public message to Mr.
Weeks, Secretary of War, will inter-;
est politicians and farmers. Ford in-!
vites a libel suit by his blunt state
ment that Weeks is selling Muscle
Shoals piecemeal to prevent Ford's
producing cheap fertilizer there for
farmers, thus interfering with the
fertilizer trust, which practices ex
tortion notoriously. j
VnrAa toil, ;,. Mv.- r, 1
uiu a wain 13 UIUIIV, v C 1 Jf ICOl
newspaper in the United States will,
punk ii, ii ecus accusea oi uesvroy-
iflW what m I trVl t Ka marla "tha rvvaa naf
munition plant on earth, our great
est assurance of victory, in case of
war." to keen Ford from civinc rhonn
fertilizer to farmers.
President Coolidge knows that this
statement by Ford will be discussed
in every farm house in the United
States, and believed by 999 out of
After this attack on Weeks, Ford
will be bound to enter the 1924 elec-!
tion as a candidate against the Re- j
publican party, and let farmers de-'.
cide between him and the Republican
administratom. Ford couldn't possi-;
bly do less.
It's an interesting siutation for:
Mr. Coolidge and Mr. McAdoo.
The sane decision that ninety per
cent of the people who own Muscle
Shoals would advocate would let Ford
take the plant and show what he can
do about his promise to supply cheap
fertilizer and send cheap power 200
miles in all directions.
Any Republican who thinks that
Ford would poll a small vote as an
independent knows little about poli
tics or the present mood of American
farmers and workingmen.
Secretary Weeks won't sue Henry
Ford for libel. He'll ask Congress to
investigate Ford's charges. This
shows a Christian spirit, for no
charge could be more serious than
Ford's accusation against Weeks.
Ford, who passes rapidly from one
cage to another, like the boy at the
Zoo, now announces a plan to let
his employes share in the profits of
He will help them buy pofit sharing
certificates in installments from their
wages. They may get their money
back any time, but must keep their
certificates, not sell them, "unless to
Whatever you may think of Henry
Ford, you must admit that the prob
lems of this country would be sim
plified and the security of those that
have money increased, if other big
employers understood as Ford does
the handling of workingmen.
"Milk from contented cows" is a
well-known, ingenious motto.
'W ork from contented workmen"
ought to be the employers' motto.
Contented cows don't kick or buck.
N. OF W. ELECT OFFICERS.
At the regular meeting of Maple
Circle No. 259, Neighbors of Wood
craft held on Monday evening at I. O.
O. F. hall, the following officers for
the ensuing year were elected: Past
Guardian Neighbor, Kate Swindig;
Guardian Neighbor, Lulu Herren; Ad
viser, Hnttie Ferguson; Magician,
Lena Stapleton; Clerk, Rosa Richard
son; Banker, Cora Crawford; Atten
dant, Clara Sprinkle; Inner Sentinel,
Lillie Feil; Outer Sentinel, Ada Ca
son; Captain of Guards, Ruth Hott
man; Musician, Dora Starkey; Mana
gers, Margaret Crawford, Elizabeth
Barton. Elma Hiatt; Correspondent,
Elsie Cowins; Flag Bearer, Bee Ken
ny. The ladies served refreshments and
enjoyed a fine social hour after the
completion of the business of the
BEEF CATTLE FEATl'RE SHOW.
Beef cattle are "coming back." Af
ter several years of hard sledding, it
would seem that they are on the way
to prosperity again. The Pacific In
ternational Live Stock Exposition, to
be held at Portland, Nov. 3-10, has
104 more beef cattle entries in the
breeding classes than it had in 1922.
The increase would make a big show
alone. There are f07 Shorthorn, Her
eford, Angus, Milking Shot horn, Red
Polled and Devon entries this year.
IN RECORDER'S COl RT.
In recorder's court on Tuesday
Judge Richardson asscd a tine of
$75 nnd costs on Joe Handy, who was
presented before him charged with il
legal possession of intoxicating li
quor. The first quarterly conference of
the year will be held at the Methodist
church in this city on next Mondav
evening. Rev. D. H. Leech, district
superintendent, will he present and
preide at the meeting.
Roger Morris, county agent, return
ed on Friday from Corvallis. He at
tended a conference of county agents
held in the college city during the
Attorney C. L. Sweek returned from
Canyon City on Sunday, where he had
been called on legal business. He was
accompanied on tho trip by Harry
Miss Marion Tntch, of Vancouver,
Yn is a guest this week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Morse. Mi
Patch is an aunt of Mr. Morse.
cy Artuur on
Library Receives Gift
of Large List of Books
Mrs. Roy Missildine reports the gift
of the following large list of books
to Heppner Library, John Calrana of
this eity being the donor:
"Spirit of the Border" Grey.
"Michael O'Hanoran" Porter.
"Law of the Gun" Cullnm.
"Watchers of the Plains" Cullum.
"Law Breakers" Cullum.
"Lonesome Trail" Bower.
"Burning Daylight" London.
"Betty Zane" Grey.
"Border Legion" Grey.
"Going Some" Beach.
"Starr of the Desert ,
"Heart of the Hilla."
Courage of Marge ODoone."
'Prisoner of Zenda."
Eyea of the World" Wright
Winning of Barbara Worth"
"Range Dwellers" Brown.
"Mysterious Rider" Grey.
"Rainbow Trail" Grey.
"Philip Steele" Curwood.
"Treasure Trail" Ryan.
"When Bear Cat Went Dry" Buck.
"Beth Narvell" Parrish.
Long Roll" Johnston.
Beverly of Graustark" McCutcheon.
"First Hundred Thousand" Hay.
'Crooked Trails and Straight" Raine.
'Lion's Mouse" Williamson.
'Crimson Gardenia" Beaeh.
'Rainbow's End" Beach.
'Trail of '98" Service.
"Flaming Forest" Curwood.
"Gold Hunters" Curwood.
"Last Trail" Grey.
'Desert of Wheat" Grey.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Louis Swerdlick of the American
Hide & Junk co., was up from Port
land this week, spending a few days
in the county. Louis states that the
prices on hides, pelts, furs and junk
seem to be nil, and he was not able
to make any offers while here, much
to his regret. The markets on these
items are off and it is his opinton that
they will not recover much before
the first of the year. Along about
New Years he expects to return to
Morrow county, at which time there
should be better market conditions.
Since he was here last, Louis has
had a trip through California as far
south as Los Angeles and he reports
that partif the Pacific slope on the
boom. Business conditions in all
lines seem good and prosperity is
soaring high, if he was able to judge
from appearances. Portland, accord
ing to Mr. Swerdlick, is rather dull
at the present time and business is
Cai Robinson, Lone Rock pioneer,
was over from that burg on Friday
and spent a short time in this city
looking after business matters. Mr.
Robinson says that the fall has been
ideal for his section of the state, and
so far as he can see there is no cause
for complaint The crops have been
gathered in the hills, which are now
covered with an abundant growth of
grass and stockmen will go into the
winter well prepared for all condi
tions that may arise.
Birthdays were the order at Hepp
ner on Wednesday. Three of our dis
tinguished citizens celebrated their
natal days on this date. Stacy Rob
erts was 68, Chas, Shurte 62, and Pro
fessor Hedrick 36, according to sta
tistics furnished this paper. The pro-!
fessor was fully reminded of tne oc
casion by being carried before the 1
assembly of the high school by the
big boys and publicly chastised with
Olaf Bergstrom, who was in the ;
city on Friday from his Eight Mile
farm, states that the farmers were all
very busy with their fall seeding.
and since he has been a resident of
that prt of Morrow county he has
never seen the ground in better shape
for seeding than it is this fall. True,
many places have weeds to be taken
off but in the majority of cases this
is not greatly hindering the work.
Owing to a breakdown of the en
gine, the train on the branch failed
to function Tuesday. A machinist
arrived from The Dalles by the bus
on the afternoon, and by Wednesday
morning the locomotive was in shape
to take the train out The stage
brought In the first class mail from
Portland and other points beyond
Claude Sigsbee, son of B. G. Sigsbee
of this city departed by stage for Ar
lington on Tuesday afternoon where
he boarded the train for Niagara
Falls, N. Y. Through the efforts of an
uncle residing there, Claude has se
cured a good position that carries
with it a fine salary.
C. C. Calkins and wife and son Os
car were in the city on Friday and
Saturday from their home at Spo
kane. After visiting friends here Mr.
and Mrs. Calkins went on to Corvallis
for a short visit with relatives.
C, H. Erwin of lone has moved to
Heppner with his family. They are
domiciled in the John T. Kirk prop
erty on south Main street and the
children will enter the Heppner
Joseph Hughes, recently hurt in a
runaway accident that necessitated
his stay in the Heppner hospital for
a week or ten days, was able to return
to his home down Willow creek yes
terday. The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will hold a window sale
of good things to eat at the store
of Humphreys Drug Co., on Saturday
the 27th. Clara Beamer, President
Judge Phelps is in the city today
from Pendleton and is holding a
short term of court for the purpose
of caring for business now on the
docket and ready for disposal.
Ira Lewis was in the city Saturday
from Lexington. He stated that Mrs.
Lewis had departed the week previous
on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Ben
W, Frieze at Drain, Oregon.
Archbishop Goldie will be in Hepp
ner on Sunday next and will hold
services both morning and evening at
the Episcopal church.
John McNamee was over from
Boardman the first of the wec,k. He
is running sheep near the project for
Office on Main street for rent; in
Elevator building. See Harvie Young.
FARMER S DOLLAR
WORTH 50 CENTS
Receipts from Products
Group Action Only Means to Bring
Price of Farm Products to Level
of Other Commodities.
Br C. E. 8PENCE. State Market Affent,
72S Court House, Portland.
Here are five stable products of the
land that have so declined in price
that producers get only cost of pro
duction for them, and on some less
than cost: These figures are from
the Department of Agriculture for
last year, showing the deflation from
Hogs have declined 44 per cent,
beef cattle 35, hay 31, eggs 29, wheat
21, and yet for the same period whole
sale prices of all commodities advanc
ed 38 per cent
The result of this condition is two
standards of values, two price levels.
Under it the farmer's dollar is defla
ted to 53 cents, as everything he has
to purchase has advanced 38 per cent
while the product he has to sell to
obtain the dollar has been set back
on an average of 32 per cent
There can't be permanent prosper
ous conditions under this double sys
tem. It is not based on permanency.
High wholesale commodity values are
largely forced by combination might,
while low prices for land products
arc forced onto the farmer by the
defenseless condition of agriculture.
Demand and supply have little to do
with either the high or low prices.
So long as the present system of
fixing prices prevails, the farmer
simply must get in the game and pull
his industry up to the level of other
business he must make his dollar
worth as much as the other dollar
for the other industries are not go
ing to voluntarily lower their stan
dards to the present agricultural lev
Group action, compact organization,
is the means. Farmers must run
their industry just as the manufac
turing concerns operate theirs. They
must pool their products, do their own
selling and distributing, control their
production, and fix their own selling
prices. The cotton growers are doing
this; the tobacco growers have pulled
their industrry out of the mud into
a profitable end prosperous basis, by
joint action; the fruit industry of
California has changed disaster to
prosperous conditions by producers
standing shoulder to shoulder.
Governor Pierce, in his recent
speech at Portland, stated that of
farm products which the consumer
paid $3.00, the grower received $1.00,
and that there could not be generally
prosperous conditions under such an
unjust and unbalanced system.
Co-operation by producers, retail
ers and consumers can reduce this
excessive middle-profit and middle ex
pense. It must be done if agricultur
al states are to prosper. A more di
rect system of distribution and less
middle interests must be established
Products must be brought to the
working class consumers at prices
they will pay, in order that there may
be normal demand, yet the grower
must receive a living profit for his
work and investment to have normal
I0NE NEWS ITEMS
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Buchanan passed away at
their home one mile above lone on
Sunday morning, of intestinal influ
The funeral was held at the Chris
tian church Monday. 2:30 p. m., Rev.
W. O. Livingstone officiating. Inter
ment was made in lone cemetery.
Another child is very low but hopes
are held for its recovery.
Drs. Walker and Chick operated on
Walter Rowl for ruptured appendix
last Wednesday afternoon. The op
eration was successful but he was
in a very dangerous condition.
There was a lively football game
on the lone grounds Saturday when
Condon played lone. Of course lone
won the game, as they expected, the
score being 6 to 0.
lone is having more improvement
in the way of new walks and cross
walks, which will be much appre
ciated when winter comes on.
Walter Eubanks has accepted a po
sition as clerk In Bert Mason's store.
He has moved hi? family into the
Mobley house on Third street
Chas. Erwin moved his family to
Heppner on Tuesday of this week,
where they will reside for the winter.
Joe Bowers haV purchased a truck
from H. J. Biddle and has bought into
the tranfer business with Ted Troed.
Frank Christenson, better known as
little "Doc." arrived in lone Monday.
He has a drug store at Kent, Wash.
Ellis McClain arrived in Iune on
Monday evening to look after his
interests in Morrow coutity.
Mrs. Ed Miller and daughter Gen
eva of Portland are visiting relatives
and friends in lone.
Mrs. Wright and daughter of Ba
ker are visiting at the home of her
son, Earl Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. G!t?n Boyer of Monu
ment visited friends in lone Ust
Ike Howard purchased a Ford tour
ing car through the lone garage.
Mr, and Mrs. Ed Engleman were
shopping in Ions Saturday.
Mr. and Mr. A. A. Mct'ubv were
shopping in lone Tuegduy,
LOST, STRAY El) OK STOLEN.
One gray griding, 4 yars old,
brandt'd LC on should r, mueUvd
mane. One bay gelding, 6 yunrn old,
branded 0l! on nhoulder. IUwumI fur
information or recovery,
G. B. SWAGGAKT, IL ipnr, Ore
ThorouKhbrvd Bmnje Turkeys
Toms, $10; hen, if takuti by Nov.
23. Cora Burroughs, ion, Urw. 4t,