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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40,"Number 49. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 13, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
FOR HEPffR CLUB
"Bud" Fisher, Ex-Laguer
Will Catch; News Came
Local Fans Start Ball Rolling, and
Few Weeks Should Find Locals
With Strong Team Ready.
Jack Solyan, who pitched for Hepp
ner two years ago, will flil the mound
for the locals again this year, accord
ing to hii telegram of acceptance re
ceived by "Spec" Aiken, field captain,
this morning. He also stated that he
' would be accompanied by "Bud" Fish
er, catcher from the big leagues, who
guarantees to "hold up" the big boy.
Jack says they can be here by April
This is mighty good news to the
newly organized club, which had Its
firxt meeting last Friday night In the
council chambers. Solyan is highly
esteemed here as a pitcher, and the
management considers itself in luck
to secure his services.
Walter Lad us ire, manager of the
Heppner Uarage Machine shop, ac
cepted the managership of the club
for the season at the meeting Friday,
and he was pledged the support of
the fans present. Considerable local
talent is on hand and it is believed
ihat a short time will find Heppner
-with one of the strongest ball nines
In Its history. Some of the boys
turned out for practice several nights
this week, and nightly practice will
be held from now on.
Only four members of last year's
team are here, Aiken brothers, L. Van
Marter and Gay Anderson, and it is
not certain that Van will be here all
season. However, he says he will help
the boys all he can while here, and
his experience in handling the team
for two years will be a valuable as
sistance. Other prospects are in view
and among the new men turning out
are I-oyal Parker, "Jap" Crawford,
Carl Canon and Ralph Moore. .
It Is too early to predict what the
lineup will be, but some of the men
are making a good showing, and a
fast team is in evidence.
Dates with several teams have been
reserved, and Heppner will cross bats
with lone, Condon, Arlington and
other old enemies of the diamond be
fore the season ends. The schedule
of games will be completed In a short
time, when announcement of It will
Solyan and Fisher are both sign
painters and decorators, and Solyan is
also a cartoonist of considerable abil
ity. It is thought by the management
that they will follow this line during
their spare time while In the city, and
It will be appreciated if business men
will give them such business as they
Judge Campbell Enters
Race For Re-Election
The race for county judge of Mor
row county is becoming more and
more interesting, and thia week Judge
Campbell has cast his hat into the
ring, thereby making the ultimate
outcome of the race more problemat
ical. With the closing of hit present
term, Judge Campbell will have served
the county for a period of six years,
and they have been years of srtenu
ous work, too. During this period the
big roadbuilding program has been
placed in motion and there has been
the spending of large sums of money
on highways. All of this battle the
Judge has had to go through and he
feels as do many of his friends
that the record has been a good one,
and on this he proposes to stand
whether the result means victory or
defeat. It took him some little time
to make up his mind to get into the
race again, but he is there now to re
main until the smoke of battle has
Report has It that M. R. Morgan,
substantial citizen and pioneer of
lone, will also enter the race for
Judge, but we have no confirmation
of this rumor.
Arlington Trap Shooters
Take Meet From Locals
Members of the Arlington gun club
'Outscored two teams of Heppner trap
shooters in a meet at Arlington Sun
day. The local sportsmen had an off
day, the first team especially falling
below their average. Results of the
first team shoot were Arlington 416,
Heppner 880 ; second tenm, Arlington
841, Heppner 836.
Arrangements have been made for
-a return match in Heppner next Sun
day, when members of the local club
will endeavor to avenge themselves.
Individual scores of the competing
teams were as follows:
Heppner McMurdo, 75 Knoblock
74; Clark, 73; Van Murtcr, 78; Lat
ourell, 39 out of 60; Vaughn 43 out
Arlington-Snell, 96; Kurtz, B6
Whaolhouse, Jr., 76; McMillan, 69;
Second team :
Hoppnor Duncan, 69; Vaughn, 20
out of 26; Zeigler, 65 out of 75; Ben
nett, 71; Shlvely, 53; Rood, 68.
Arlington Storey, 5; F. Montague,
73; Wheelhouse, Sr., 71; Lemon, 79;
R. Montague, 63,
Regular meeting of Heppner Lodge
No. 61) next Snturdny eve
nlng, MHrch 16th. Work in
M. M. degree. . All momhers
urged to attend and visiting
brcthern given cordial wel
come. By order of W.'M.
L. W. 11RIGGS, Scerotary.
FOOI AND AI'RON SAI.K.
The ladles of tho Methodslt Com
munity church will hold a food and
apron sale on Snturdny, April lUlh
at the store of Case Furniture Co.
Insurance Business Has
Change in Management
A deal w.i consummated th. paat
week whereby C. A. Minor haa taken
over the insurance and real eitate
buiineia in this city of L. E. Van
Marter, taking possession of the same
on the 8th inst. ' Mr. Minor expects
to continue the business at the pre
sent stand in the Hotel Heppner
building, and he will specialise more
strongly in the real estate line as he
get the affairs of the office in hand.
Owing to ill health, he haa been
compelled to retire from the more
strenuous duties pertaining to the
stockraising game in which he was
engaged for so many years, and he
believes that this line of work will
be something that he can handle
Mr. Van Marter, who has enjoyed
a good line of business, is not de
cided as yet as to what line of en
deavor he will follow. He will con
tinue with Mr. Minor for a time and
help him get established, and when
shearing time comes along he will
get into that game for the season
and contemplates making a visit to
Alaska early in the summer, where
his father and brother reside.
COUKTY COURT MET
FOR MARCH TERM
Court met in regular session on
Wednesday the 6th day of March,
1924, at the Court House in Heppner.
Morrow County, Oregon, with all offi
cers present; when the following pro
ceedings were had, to-wit:
The road petition of G. W. Rand, et
al, was continued for the term.
The Court designated as the Market
Road for 1924 the road beginning at
the South end of Main street, Hepp
ner, up Heppner Hill and down Caton
Canyon to the bridge at the Rugg
place on Rhea creek, which also in
cludes the Jones Spur Market Road.
Upon petition of more than 100 le
gal votera of Morrow County the
Court authorized the submission of
the Unit Plan of school government,
as provided by Chapter 265 of the
1921 General Laws of Oregon, to the
voters of Morrow County at a special
election to be held May 18, 1924.
The County having acquired tax ti
tle to the WVi of Lots 3 and 8 and all
of Lots 4 and 6, Block K duffs 7th
Addition to lone, and Clema Tena
O'Neill being the assign of the record
owner it is ordered that said land be
sold to Clema Tena O'Ni'il upon the
payment of the sum of $31.20 and
deed issued therefor.
The Court approved, continued or
disallowed the various bills as pre
sented against the County. The fol
lowing were ordered paid, viz:
1. H. McHaley, Fair..- $ 101.80
B. P. Stone, Dog S4.28
R. W. Morse, Rodent..- 184.50
Jeff Jones, Market 68.81
E. O. Neill, Spl. 6 96.8S
Road Builders Co, HUB 17.60
Peter Carlson, Gen. Rd 160.00
Arlington Natl. Bank, No. 2 6.88
W. L. McCaleb, Gen 166.80
P. Jarmon, Spl. 6
L. T. Lowe, No. 12
F. Nixon, 16-18.....
Howard Cooper Co., Roada
Giant Powder Co., HHB 328.85
J. Nys. HHB 15.00
Faenaughty Mch. Co., HHB. 26.98
Peoples Hdwe. Co., Roads.... . 6.01
C. V. Hopper, Gen. Rd 2S.50
W. L. McCaleb. Gen. Rd 8.80
H. Latourell, Gen. Rd 2.30
Clyde Equip. Co., Gen. Rd 18.00
H. E. Warren, No. 2 45.01
M. Kenny, No. 7 40.60
i. Berry, No. 12 4.Z5
M. Lovgren, No. 12 80.00
Wm. Greener, No. 20 8.98
J. W. Kirschner, Roads 60.00
L. B. Pyle, Roads 27.60
W. O. Bayless, Roads 26.65
Gilliam A Bisbee, No. 12 86.80
Arlington Natl. Bonk, No. 2 31.69
Sherman Shaw, HHB 7.23
F. ft S. Natl. Bank, Roads ... 876.78
1st. Natl. Bank, Roads 6,449.96
C. B. Oral, Sealer 1108
Daisy Becket, Wid. Pen 17.60
Sadie Morey, Wid. Pen 17.50
Amy McFcrrin, Wid. Pen 17.60
Lydla Ritchie, Wid. Pen 17.60
Rebecca Knight, Wid. Pen... 32.60
May Robinett, Wid. Pen. 10.00
Hazel Logan, Wid. Pen. 10.00
J. Gordon, Toor ZS.oo
Ida Fletcher, Poor..
Jess Kirk, Poor
Andy Cook, Poor
L. P. Davidson, Co. Ct. ....
R. W. Morse, County Agent.
Pac. Tel. Co., Cur. Ex 31.83
W. T. Campbell, Co. Ct...
R. L. Benge, Co. Ct..
Gazette-Times, Office 24.65
Geo. McDuffee, Office -..
Bushong A Co., Office
P. P. Hassler, Clerk
Underwood Type. Co., Clerk..
Irwin Hodson Co., Office 108.84
Heppner Herald, Assessor 15.00
C, O. Groupe, Assessor
Glass & Prudhomme, Office..
L. S. Shurte, Supt
Minor A Co., Ct. House
F. L. Harwood, Ct. House
Patterson & Son, Ct. House..
Heppner Lt. A W. Co., Ct. H.
Dr. A. H. Johnston, Jail
A. J. Westhoff, Jail
A BIG CASH TRANSACTION.
There was recently filed with Clerk
Anderson at the court house a deed
from the Spokane Cattle Loan Co. to
Armour A Co., transferring a consid
erable tract of land in this county to
the big meat packers for a considera
tion understood to be cash of 57,
664. The land lies just west of But
ter creek and Joins the road across
the fiat mile or two this side of
Jarmon's. The land described in the
deed ia all of sections 8 and 18, Enat
half of section 17, and Southwest
quarter of section 17, all of section
30, except tho Northwest quarter of
the Northwest quarter and the South
east quarter of the Southeast quar
ter, all in Township 1 N., R. 27, East.
Also East half of Southeast quarter
of section 12 and East half of East
half of section 24, Township 1 N., R.
26, E. W. M. Just what the big pack.
ing company will do with the land is
not revealed. It Is all under cultiva
tlon and has been a pretty good wheat
LIKES UNIT PLAN
Putting All Grade Schools Under
One Head Works for Their
(A report from Klamath County, by
Mrs. Twyla Ferguson, County Super
intendent.) On May 19, 1922, Klamath County
adopted the county unit plan of tax
ation and admlnsitratlon for schools.
We consider this one of the most dy
namic changes for the Improvement
of the rural schools this county has
ever made. Its effect has been tre
mendous, both direct and Indirect.
Directly wt have been able to place
school plants in good condition
throughout the county sehool district.
Two earpentera have been busy since
August on this work. We have pur
chased school supplies for the rural
schools in wholesale quantities and
each rural teacher now has the as
surance of adequate supplies and in
struction materials to carry on her
The local school committees and
communities Instead of feeling that
their powers have been removed are
aroused more keenly to their needs.
There has been a regular rejuvena
tion end renewal of Interest in the
public schools of our county. The
county school board at all times
strives to cooperate with local boards
and there Is growing a splendid feel
ing of confidence and a desire to work
together for the general Improvement
of the schools.
A tentative salary schedule was as
tablished early and this haa aroused
in the teachers a desire for further
preparation for their work. At pre
sent we have but one teacher In the
county without normal training or
EXPERIENCE. The teachers of the
county district feel keenly that they
belong to one system and a close
bond haa sprung up among them.
This Is fostered by sone meetings
held throughout the year, which serve
the dual purpose of bringing teachers
and communities together.
The board has adopted the policy
of providing schooling for every child
in the county where there is no
school maintained In his sub-district.
This is done by payment of one dol
lar per day for board for actual at
tendance. The teacher sends a month
ly report of attendance of each child
to the clerk of the county district
board. Needless to say this encour
ages perfect atttendance. In some
cases where a small one room school
is maintained near a large system
the former is closed and transporta
tion Is provided. THIS IS DONE ON
LY AFTER AN UNDERSTANDING
WITH THE PARENTS.
One great feature of the county
unit plan has been the actual saving
in school property. Hundreds of dol
lars' worth of splendid equipment has
been salvaged from lapsed schools
and put to use wiiere needed; this
includes libraries, heating plants,
desks, maps, etc.
With the approval of the state li
brarian, the school libraries have
been placed in the county library,
thus furnishing the nucleus of a
county school district circulating li
brary. By frequent exchange of books
we feel that supplementary reading
will be stimulated.
There have been three splendid
brick 'buildings completed within the
past two years. One of them is a
three room rurnl school.
Our budget in 1923 was made out
for 44 mills.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day. March 16.
It ie our business to adjust time
and enrth to fit eternity and heaven.
The church helps men to do this;
come and see. The Bible School
meets at 9:45, delightful, separate
room for each class. Communion ser
vice at 11, followed Immediately by
the sermon, theme of which will be
"The Secret of Christianity." In the
evening; the Christian Endeavorere
will meet at 6:80, the theme of their
meeting will be "The Word and the
World' and Leora Dcvin will be lead
er. A good meeting ia awaiting us.
The evening sermon will be on the
themo, "Shut Out," Wi are always
delighted to have you meet with ua
at these services,
RIFT IN THE CLOUDS
Another Democrat in
Field for Congress
Another democrat of Eastern Ore
gon has east his hat In the ring for
the nomination as eongessman in the
second disrtict. This ia Ralph W.
Swagler,' an attorney of Ontario, Or
egon, This, with Mr. Miller of Union
county and Mr, Graham of Baker
county, makes a three-cornered figbt
for this honor in tho democratic
ranks of this district,
Mr, Swagler sets forth some of his
history as follows! Common school
education in the public schools of
Minnesota, his native state, and a
graduate of the law department of
the University of Minnesota, Has
practised in Ontario for the past 12
years, and has been active In demo
cratic party affairs during that time.
Was elected district attorney of Mal
heur county in 1916 and took active
part In democratic national campaign
In 1920. Active in civic and fraternal
work, being a member of Elks, Ma
sons, and Knights of Pythias.
His platform includes among things
promised that if nominated and elect
ed he will endeavor to improve pre
sent agricultural conditions, both by
remedial legislation and by aueh in
ternational cooperation as will tend
to atabilize European finances so that
a market may be found for farm pro
duce and rigid economy in govern
mental expenditures so that the tax
burden may be lessened, and careful
attention to the best interests of
Eastern and Central Oregon.
Snow Fall in Mountains
Is Lightest in Years
Snow is only eighteen Inches deep
at Ellis Ranger station and through
out this 'section of the mountains
there ia only about one-third the us
ual amount of snow for this time of
the year, according to Ranger S, R.
Wooda, who has returned to Ukiah
from a reading of the snow stakes in
his district. There Is no frost In the
ground and the soil Is saturated with
Grass has been growing nearly all
winter at elevations below three thou
sand feet, and unless It turns hot and
dry, this promises to be an excellent
Very little stock feeding has been
done in the foot hills or even in the
mountain sections. All stock are now
on the range and are in excellent con
dition. Reports from the John Day
river aay that in most cases, cattle
have not been fed at all, but, have
been out on the range all winter and
art now in beef condition.
Federal Prohi Director
Will Visit This City
Dr. A. J. Linville, federal prohibi
tion director for the State of Oregon,
and Mrs. J. J. McAHater, vice-president
of the Oregon W. C. T. U. will
visit Heppner on March 4th, and ar
rangements are being completed for
them to address the public of the
city. Full announcement will be made
Dr. Linville is visiting all parts
of the atate and getting In closer per
sonal touch with the work of enforce
ment of the Volstead act, and Mrs.
McAllister is stirring the people up
on the prohibition Question from the
standpoint of the W. C. T. U. Both
are said to be splendid speakers, and
they should have a good hearing when
they appear in the city.
ATTEND LEGION CONVENTION.
Glenn C. Jones, Burl Gurdane, P.
M. Gemmell and Spencer Crawford
made up a party which attended a
district conference of the American
Legion at Pendleton Saturday. The
district includes Umatilla. Gilliam,
Sherman and Morrow counties, and of
the 16 posts in the district 11 were
represented. Following the confer
ence the delegates were the guests
of the Pendleton Chamber of Com
merce at a banquot. State Comman
der Kiddle, Adjutnnt Nelson, and Geo
A. White, adjutant general of the
Oregon National Guard, were present
and participated in the program, as
well as other prominent Legion of
ficials. The meeting and banquet
were held in the Elks club.
bbkii wheat For sale, at my
ranch. Eight Mile, at $1.00 por bu
90 sacks Hard Federation certified
seed wheat. L. REDDING.
FIND SALE HERE
Protection of Home Production
Needed to Insure Relief
C. E. 8 pent. Market Agent
Probably but few people In Oregon
know that over 45 million pounds of
e lover, grass, millet, rape, rye and
vetch seeds were Imported Into this
country from July 1, 1923 to January
31 1924. a period of six months. What
is this country thinking of to make
markets for these products for other
countries, when every pound of these
forage plant leeda should be produc
ed in this country? One of the sev
eral causes for the condition of agri
culture today is that we let foreign
ejHatrie grab too many of our mar
kets that we buy abroad what we
can produce here. Agricultural pro
ducts should have the same protec
tion that manufactured products en
joy. The report of Basil Manley, direc
tor of the Peoples' Legislative Ser
vice of Washington, D. C, says: "The
present high price of bread is not
only levying heavy tribute upon ev
ery man, woman and child who eats
the bakers product, but this inde
fensibly high price Is In large mea
sure responsible for the deplorable
condition of American farmers." He
declares that English bread, made j
from American wheat, retails for 3.9 i
cents per pound, in American cur
rency, and he says: "If any govern
ment should levy taxes as oppres
sive as private industry now Imposes
on the bread of the American people,
revolution would be Inevitable."
The Christian Science Monitor of
February 2 has a lengthy article writ
ten by a staff writer from Los An,
geles, Calif., stating that an initiative ,
movement is being considered by that
state to help producers to better mar
kets and elimination of the middle
handlers by establishing a chain of
state markets in different sections.
The idea is that the state market
department shall act In place of the
present middle interests. W. E. Brown
former senator, is heading the move
ment. He declares that state mar
kets over the state would set a stan
dard of quality and service: would
be distributing centers where pro
ducers could consign their products;
would sell the products at the best
noaatttW. nrices and return the p rower
ail Ihe proceeds, less the actual sell
ing expense; would stabilize markets
and be of great benefit to both pro
ducer and consumer, Mr. Brown be
lieves that if state markets are once
established by any state, that the
movement will extend all over the na
tion and finally result in a national
marketing department that will elim
inate glutting and over-production.
Governor Bryan of Nebraska says
that the state coal agency has forced
down the price of coal from (3 to $4
per ton; that it is supplying 164 cit
ies and towns and that this has been
done without any appropriation from
the state treasury.
The Dairy and Food Commission
er's office has put into effect new
rules and regulations regarding eggs,
effective March 1, All eggs sold or
offered for sale must be graded and
candled. The producer who sells dl-1
rectly to the retailer must candle and
grade his eggs before sold. Eggs sold
to retailers must be graded and be
fore the retailer can sell them to the
consumer he must candle them. The
purpose la to establish standards and
to guarantee to the consumer that he
shall get what he pays for, and Com
missioner Mickle believes that it will
result in better prices to the pro
ducers who take pains to grade and
put first class goods on the market;
will be of benefit to the consumer and
will put Oregon eggs in the best mar
kets of the country. Full explanations
of the new rules and regulations are
sent to all the newspapers in the
state by the commission.
Over 400 wheat growers and busi
ness men in the five big wheat raising
counties of Oregon have organized a
state branch of the Export League
and are urging the passage of the
McNary-Haugcn bill before congress.
For Sal. Two tons of barley at
Burgoyne'a warehouse, Lexington,
Ore. S. E. NOTSON, Heppner, Ore.
Experienced girl will do house
work, Addreaa Box 193, Heppner.
By Arthur Brisbane
About 1,000 Candidates.
"Vengeance Is Mine "
Copper Needs Salesmen.
Ford, Not Interesting.
If Daugherty Talked.
How many sturdy Americans will- !
ing to serve their country are now 1
planning to be President, do you sup
pose? There wag a general feeling!
that McAdoo had the Democratic 1
nomination unless Al Smith could get
away from him. It seemed certain
that Mr. Coolidge had the Republican
nomination by an overwhelming ma
jority on the first ballot.
But a little oil makes a great dif
ference in the political situation, and i
now anybody has a right to hope.
Many an ambitious American Is
spending his dollars now, handing
them to "political experts" In return
for Presidential promises.
There are probably at the least one
thousand "serious" candidates at this
Friendly warning to big men in
clined to injure business and seare
little stockholders in revenge for the
Senate oil investigation.
DON'T DO IT.
It won't pay you in the long run,
and, besides, it is written, "Dearly
beloved, avenge not yourselves "
vengeance is Mine, I will repay, salth
Public officials have had a warning,
learned a lesson. Some will get more
than a lesson. Valuable truths have
come out; others are coming.
On the whole it s a small thing,
which really doesn't amount to much
more than catching little Willie tell
ing a fib. No reason for breaking up
the family. Send Willie to bed and
let business go on.
Another copper concern, the Inspir
ation Copper Company, followed the
example of the big Anaconda, and
skipped its dividend. That means bad
salesmanship and not enough adver
tising. If the copper men would ex
plain, through advertsiing in plain
language, what copper means and
what it SAVES in building, no com
pany able to produce copper at 20
cents a pound, or better, need rack
The House at last will take up
Henry Ford's Muscle Shoals offer. It
seems hard to get anything moving
when no gentleman "on the inside
is to get any money in a satchel or
j any "loan" from a friend.
Ford offers millions to the Govern
ment, cheap fertilizer to the farmer
and, roost important, demonstration
of the use that can be made of water
power. But that Isn't enough to in
terest gentlemen accustomed to "pri
vate financial arrangements."
Mr, Mellon, Secretary of the Treas
ury, says the national debt has been
reduced $938,000,000 in the last year,
and four thousand eight hundred mil
lions in four and a half years. Your
glorious country now owes $21,781,
966,852. It takes a big and prosperous
country to owe as much as that. And
while we ought to pay off rapidly, we
COULD owe five times that amount,
and more, too, and not be' bankrupt
Men and women with more self-
confidence than intelligence intend to
produce in New York a play, "All
God's Chlllun Got Wings."
In this play a white woman falls
in love with a negro, marries him,
and, kneeling before him, kisses the
negro's hand. A full-blooded negro
of unusual intelligence will play one
part, a white woman will play the
There is perhaps no law 'that can
stop this foolishness, but common
intelligence and decency should stop
it. IF ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF
THE NEGRO RACE.
The dullest mind connected with
that theater must know that to show
a white woman falling on her knees
and kissing a negro's hand is a bad
thing for the colored people, of whom
there are tens of thousands in New
York to say nothing of millions
Attorney General Daugherty de
clares that "if some Senators do not
resign he, Daugherty, will cause some
Mr. Daugherty knows the difference
between a "splash" and a little rip
ple. The public will watch for the
splash with interest. The Attorney
General could reveal more about the
real character of certain officials than
half a doxen oil investigations. He
knows what senators and others are
trying to do, whom they are trying
to shield, and whom they seek to
Publication of Mr. Daugherty's
private information would cause a
There is even worse news about
whales than about bees. Whales are
not coming up from the' South Fole
as they ued to come, offering oil
from blubber, whalebone from their
mouths, and proof of evolution, in the
two little hip bones concealed in their
fat carcassesalthough they no long
er use the legs to which those hip
bones were once attached.
The whalebone doesn't matter, for
ladies now go loose around the waist,
as a rule. But the whaling industry
is in bad shape.
The Boy Scouts have purchased a
portable phonograph especially de
signed for Walter Camp's "Daily
Dozen" exercises, known as the Camp
fone, together with the exercise rec
ords. They are enjoying their pur
chase very much. The cost was flU.&O,
Market Road Funds Are
Tied Up Temporarily
Judge Campbell informs this of
fice that the funds for pushing the
market road work, derived from the
2 mill tax. ia temporarily held up
by the filing of a suit, attacking the
constitutionality of the law, just re
cently filed in Umatilla county. Judge
Phelps has signed an order restrain
ing the Umatilla county court from
spending any of this money, and in
the meantime the ease will eome be
fore him for a decision. Following hit
action an appeal will immediately be
taken to the supreme court, and it is
expected that the case will be act for
ward on the calendar of the higher
court for an immediate decision, as
it is a question affecting taxation.
The question of the constitution
ality of the law being attacked, our
court has thought best to keep back
this portion of the fund until the
decision of the supreme court is ren
dered. It is thought by many that
the law will be upheld, and in that
event the money will be available for
use. In the meantime it it holding up
some important work that the county
court had hoped to finish on the Hepp-ner-Hardman
market road, and they
may not be able to complete the work
to Rhea creek as planned, should
there be an adverse decision. A fav
orable decision coming right soon
will enable the work to proceed and
be finished In time fdr the delivery
of wheat eoming to Heppner from
the Eight Mile and Hardman sections
LOCAL H HEMS
Maurice A. Frye, the radio man, has
been quite busy demonstrating his
machines throughout the county. On
Saturday evening he was out in the
Eight Mile section and set up one of
his outfits at the home of John
Bergstrom. where there was a gath
ering of young folks, and he tuned in
on San Francisco and Calgary, get
ting orchestra music from both
points, to which the young folks en
joyed daneing. The outfit used by Mr.
r rye was one with the indoor aerial.
An arlplane, in charge of Langdon
& Burgevin, arrived in Heppner on
Saturday, and for a couple of days
was quite busy in taking up passen
gers. The aviators were quite clever
in handling the machine and perform
ed many stunts for the entertainment
of Heppner folks, as well as flying
away with considerable coin of the
realm. It is understood that they will
return here March 17, when hey ex
pect to do big business on St. Pat
A short letter to this paper from
Claude Keith ley, renewing his sub
scription, states that at Blythe, Cali
fornia, where he is located, they are
having ideal weather and everybody
is prosperous and looking forward to
another prosperous year in the Palo
Verde valley. Friends of Mr. Keith
ley in this county will be glad to
learn of his success in the southern
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rotzien and
young son, of Salem, are guests this
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Schwarz, expecting to remain
in the city for about ten days. Mrs.
Rotzien is a sister of Mr. Schwarz and
the family are on their way to Cal
ifornia, where they will locate.
Mrs. J. V. Crawford, who has been
quite sick and confined to her bed at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. S.
Parker, for the past three weeks, was
able to be out on Sunday and enjoyed
birthday dinner with the family of
Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Crawford. She
is slowly convalescing.
J. D. Bauman was in town yester
day from the farm down Willow
creek, returning the wheel chair that
Mrs. Bauman has been using since
her accident Though somewhat lame
yet, Mrs. Bauman is able to get about
the house quite well and will soon
be fully recovered.
J. W. Beymer, president of the Far
mers & Stockgrowers National bank,
motored to Portland Friday to spend
a few days in the city on business.
He will be accompanied home by Mrs.
Beymer who has been visiting in the
city for the past two weeks.
Mrs. L. G. Herren has just recently
had the interior of her millinery par
lors repainted and decorated and the
same now presents a very neat ap
pearance. Miss LeMoine is with Mrs.
Herren again this season and will
have charge of the trimming.
Ben Anderson was here on Wednes
day. He is again located on his Eight
Mile fam, where he expects to become
a fixture in the future. Mr. and Mrs,
Anderson have been living for the
past two years for the most of the
time at Hood River.
Deputy U. S. Marshal Moorehouse
was here from Portland the past week
serving subpoenas on witnesses in
the case of Otto Leathers which will
be on for hearing in the federal
court April 3.
C. E. Woodson, who Is a member of
the board of regents of the U. of O.,
made a visit to Eugene the last of the
week to attend a meeting of that
body. He returned home on Monday.
, A nice new Willys-Knight sedan
was delivered by Cohn Auto com
pany to R. L. Benge the first of the
week, Harold Cohn bringing the ma
chine up from Portland on Sunday.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Skuzenski on March 7th, at the ma
ternity home of Mrs. G. C. Aiken. Dr.
McMurdo reports all doing well.
Howard Anderson was in town Tu
esday from his Eight Mile farm.
where he states everything is com
ing along mighty fine.
Adam Knoblock is enjoying a visit
from his brother. B. A. Knoblock of
Pucitic Ctiy, who arrived on Friday
CELEBRATE 22ND ANNIVERSARY.
An enjoyable bridge and dinner
party was given Monday night by Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. B. Cox when they cel
ebrated their 22nd wedding anniver
sary. Covers were laid for 12. Their
guests included Mr. and Mrs. Gay
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomp
son, Dr. and Mrs. Fred Farrior, Mr.
and Mrs. B. P. Stone. Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Gilliam. Honors in bridge went
to Dr. and Mrs. Farrior.
I. BOB MAKES III
WITH LOCAL HOUSE
Junior Class Furnishes
Cast for Clever
PLAYERS ARE GOOD
Aadience Kept In Laughter and Sus
pense From Start to Finish;
Music Intersperse Acta,
Heppner high school actos again
claim the commendation of the Hepp
ner public in the successful presen
tation of "Mr. Bob" a two-act com
edy before a large house at the Star
theater last night. The play was riv
en by members of the junior class,
and, though the cast was small, the
hit with the audience waa immense.
At no time were those present at ease
until the curtain dropped on the final
Mr. Bob was mistaken in the play
for a man, a natural mistake for any
one to make from the name. It so
happened in the home where lived
Rebecca Luke, a maiden lady, with her
niece Kathenne Rogers and nephew
Philip Royson, attended by Jenkins,
butler, and Patty, maid, that Kath
e rine's friend Marion Bryant arrived
for a visit. In her school davs Kath-
erine called her friend Marion, Mr.
Bob, and in announcing her expected
visit to Philip, Katherine called her
by this name, and thinking to have a
little fun at his expense led him to
believe the person was a man.
Wishing to show Mr. Bob a good
time, Philip arrayed Miss Bryant's
room with pipes and cigars, and oth
er articles of a manly nature. Cir
cumstances prevented his meeting
Marion on her arrival, but as he left
the house he told Kathrine he was
expecting an old school pal, Mr. Saun
ders, and that if he arrived while he
(Philip) was absent, for her to show
him a good time.
The plot thickened when a Mr.
Brown, a stranger, arrived on the
scene. Now, Miss Luke who had a
soft place in her heart for cats, and
had several of the species around the
house much to the disgust of all the
other members of the household, was
expecting the arrival of an architect
to present plans for the making over
of a part of the house into a sani
tarium for homeless cats. She wished
his arrival to be kept on the "Q. T.,"
and so when Mr. Brown arrived the
servants mistook faim for the gentle
man expected by Miss Luke and im
mediately "hushed him up."
. When Philip saw Mr. Brown, be
mistook him for Mr. Bob. When
Katherine saw him, she mistook him
for Mr. Saunders, and all in all Mr.'
Brown had a pretty warm time of it.
He was given a ride in Philip's yacht,
which made him quite seasick, and on
top of this, was treated to a lunch by
each new member of the family who
made his acquaintance.
Everything was cleared up that af
ternoon, when the big yacht race
came off. Philip was out of the race
on a bargain with his aunt that he
would give up racing if she would
give up eats, and Katherine arranged
to have Miss Bryant, whom she learn
ed knew how, to sail his boat. Kath
erine told Philip that MrC Bob was
sailing his boat, and excitement ran
high when they saw from the window
that Philp's boat had won the race.
When visitors and all were assembled
after the race, explanations were in
order, and the mystery was solved to
the satisfaction of all, the true iden
tity of Mr. Brown being revealed as a
representative of the law firm of
Benson & Benson who had business
Much of the comedy of the play was
furnished by Jenkins and Patty, who
had an affair of their own. Patty also
had dramatic aspirations, and spent
most of her time rehearsing.
The high school orchestra furnished
selections during intermissions, and
between acts four high school girls
won the audience by the musical
special "Blues" Revue. These were
Marjorie Clark, Violet Hynd, Leola
Bepnett and Kathleen Monahan.
The cast was as follows:
Philip Royson, Miss Rebecca's
nephew Harold Beckett
Robert Brown, Clerk of Benson &
Benson Austin Smith
Jenkins, Miss Rebecca's butler
Rebecca Luke, A maiden lady.
Katherine Rogers, Her neice..
Patty, Miss Rebecca's maid
j Hearing On Federal
Wheat Grades Mar. 18
State Market Agent C. E. Spence
has called a hearing on Federal grades
of wheat to be held in Pendleton on
Tuesday, March 18, at 10 a. m., at the
court house, to which all wheat grow
ers, dealers and others interested are
requested to attend.
Mr. Spence says there is some ques
tion whether the Federal grades ap
ply equitably to wheat conditions in
Oregon with regard to weight per
bushel, provisions covering smut
dockage and wheat penalized becuuae
of mixtures. The hearings will be
conducted on these questions.
Dr. H. C. Taylor and H. J. Beoley
of the U. S. Department of Agricul
ture, will be present at these meet
ings, and while they are state hear
ings, these men will have an oppor
tunity to get the viewpoint of grower
and dealers in Oregon.
Similar hearings in Washington will
follow, at Walla Walla, Pullman, Spo
kane and Seattle,
At 2:30 p. m. Dr. Taylor will nuesk
on the progress of the McNary-Huu-gen
bill. This will be of much inter
est to the farmers, an they are anx
ious to know the present status of
this measure before congress, and Dr.
Taylor is abl to present thv subject
from first hand Information.
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