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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 40, Number 50.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 20, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
IS WELL RECEIVED
Home Talent Players Win
Hearts of Large
OPERA FILM SHOWN
Music, Comedy and Dance With "The
Flying Dutchman" in Pletare
Displaying tha fact that homa tal
ent ia not to be aneeied at In p re
lenting a first claaa entertainment,
actors in the Parent-Teaehera esso
ciation program at tha Star theater
last night completely won tha heart
of tha large crowd that packed tha
houee to capacity. Tha program eon
lilted of musical numbera, a mystery
comedy act, a comedy sketch and a
dance by local performers, members
and friends of tha association, and
the screen presentation of "Tha Fly
ing DuU-hman," Wagner'a famoua
opera, besdies a two-reel comedy
with Buster Keaton, entitled "The
A female quartette, composed of
Miss Isabella Steele, Mrs. E. B. Hue'
ton, Miss Leola Bennett and Mre. F.
W. Turner, opened the performance
with the tinging of two songs. The
voices blended well and the num
bers were well received. Following
this number waa a pretty Irish dance
by Donna Brown and Donald Bover.
Klmoka and Peggerd, awe-inspiring
men or mystery fresh from tha Ori
ent, next kept the audience in a con
tinuous hub-bub of laughter through
miraculous feats of thought-transfer
ence. Demonstrating Kimoka'a won
derful occult powers, Peggerd placed
him with hit back to the audience,
then, after passing around common
playing cards through tha audience,
ha had holdera of the cards hold them
up, backa to the stage, whence Ki
moka startled everyone by correctly
calling them. Kimoka likewiae, al
most without exception, correctly
named different articles held up by
the audience, though at tlmea it be
came necessary for Peggerd to give
him some pretty strong hinta and,
a Peggerd stated, Kimoka could al
most always call things correctly
when told what they were. Thia act
was a scream under the clever manip
ulation of Dean T. Goodman aa Peg
gerd and Jared Aiken as Kimoka.
Following the act of Kimoka and
Peggerd, Misa Isabelle Steele played
two beautiful violin solOe with Miss
Gloria Christ as accompanist at the
piano. Misa Steels ia a very talented
violinist and her part of the perform
ance was carried completely out of
the amateur class by her fine execu
tion. "The Old Log Schoolhouse," pictur
ing a schoolroom as It once appeared,
was presented as the concluding num
ber of the home talent program. With
Mrs. Earl Gilliam, portraying the
old-time spinster-pedagogue, heading
the cast and prominent ladies and
gentlemen of the community filling
It ont, this act waa greeted with a
roar of laughter which lasted till af
ter the curtain dropped. A handsome
bunch of school children were pictur
ed In tha persona of Bert Stone, Mr.
and Mrs, Gay M. Anderaon, I. A. Me
' thr, Mra. B. R. Finch, Mrs. D. T.
Goodman and Mra Roy Miasildine,
and the stunts pulled by them would
put any schoolroom of any time to
Tha gripping theme of "Tha Flying
Dutchman," presented in picture
form, was all that was needed to
make the entertainment a complete
auceeas. Contrasting to a consider
able degree the light vaudeville per
formance which preceded it, thia mag
- nincent picture presentation of Wag
ner'a great classic made supreme
hit The old auperatitioua belief of
aailora for many centuries became a
reality as tha punishment for un
faithfulness and greed waa contrasted
with the reward for love and faithful
ness until death.
The high school orchestra furnish
ed music during Interludes.
The Parent-Teaehera association
extends its thanks and appreciation
to all those who so kindly took part
in the entertainment, to Mr. Sigsbee
for the use of the theater, and to all
those who gave their support by at
tending. Mra. Boyer, president, an
nounces the P.-T. A. received very
material financial boost at a reward
for itt eflortt.
State Treasurer Hoff
Is Dead at Portland
State Treasurer O. P. Hoff died on
Tuesday at tha Emanuel hospital In
Portland following a long Illness. Mr.
Hoff was 66 yean of age and had
occupied the office of ttate treasurer
since 1HI). Previous to that he had
been itata labor commissioner for 10
Governor Pierce has named at hit
successor, Jefferson Myert, a banker
and prominent citlien of Portland.
REAL BARGAINS Spring Tooth
Harrows 110 per section lata than
present cost. 8-bottom 16-inch gang
plows at 1130.00 less than present
cost in Portland, Buy now. Save
PEOPLES HARDWARE CO,
Dr, MeMurdo reports the birth of
a ton to Mr, and Mra. O, II. McPher
rln, at the home of Mra, McPherrin't
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff French, on
Wednesday, March 19. Mother and
baby are doing well.
SEED WHEAT For tale, at my
ranch, Eight Mile, at (1.00 par bu.,
90 aacka Hard Federation certified
teed wheat, L. REDDING.
For Bala Two tont of barley at
Burgoyna'a warehouse, Lexington,
Ore. S. E. NOTSON, Heppnar, Ore.
FOR SALE Thoroughbred Pakln
duck eggs. 1,00 per setting. Mrt.
Wm, Cowlns. M18-St.
Huge Crowds Watch
K. K. K. Ceremonials
(Pendleton Eaat Oregonian.)
Under tha light shed by a Aery
cross in tha arena at Round-Up park
a class of mora than 100 candidates
were initiated In to the Pendleton
branch of the Kn Klux Klan last
night in tha first public ceremonial
aver held here. The grand stand was
packed with people who attended to
see tha ceremony.
Preceding the ceremony klanamen
to tha number of approximately 275
In eoatuma paraded from tha hall on
Main street to tha Round-Up grounds.
A few of the men were masked, but a
majority of them marched in costume
with their hoods open.
The streeta were peeked with peo
ple who were out to aaa the parade.
A number of visitors ware here from
other towns, according to C. F. Ken
nedy, secretary. Fiery crosses on
both the north and aouth hills burned
during tha evening for several hours.
Following the parade and ceremon
ial a big banquet waa served In the
klan hall which waa enjoyed by sever
al hundred klansmen and their fam
ilies "You fellows don't make any money.
You don't buy anything from me ex
cept overalls for yourselves and
Mother Hubbardt for your wlvet. You
don't buy any furniture except the
cheapest. You don't buy kitchen uten
sils except tinware. The only way I
can make any money la by buying np
mortgagee on your farms and fore
closing on you, but I don't want to
make money that way. I want to make
money aa a tquare merchant and I
can't do it unleaa you fellows are
This waa tha opening talk at a big
cooperative meeting in California by
one of the big merchanta In Fresno,
and then ha told the growers if they
would organize right and dig In to
help themeelvea, ha would put every
dollar ha had In tha world behind
The fnterestt of the farmer, mer
chant, banker, lawyer, teacher and
worker are closely allied. When the
producers are prosperous the other
interests are certain to be. Oregon
needs busniesa men like thia Fresno
department store proprietor to walk
into the co-operative movement and
help put It across.
If all tha cattle in Oregon were
marketed through one big eo-opera-
ttve selling association, the stockmen
would be placed on an even basis with
the packers in tha fixing of prices.
This plan has been worked out with
wonderful auceesa in aome of tha mid
dle west states, and the official re
ports are on file In tha state market
agent's office. Theaa stock grower
operate their own stockyards. They
control tha stock all tha way through.
The margin between the flour price
and the bread price, for a barrel of
flour, haa tpread from $10.40 to $18.80,
while the price of wheat to the grow
er la below the coat of production.
The department of Agriculture states
that a pound of bread that cost the
consumer S.S cents in 1913, in Minne
apolis, now costs 9 cents, while flour
which waa 84.43 a barrel in 1918, is
now $6.89 from the makers.
Tha Portland Chamber of Com
merce haa reversed its first decision
and ia now strongly backing the
wheat export bill before congress, and
will tend representatives to Washing
ton to work for tha law. At tha re
cent Portland meeting of the chamber
and wheat growers of eastern Oregon
tha bankera atated that many wheat
growers have turned their ranchea
over to the mortgage companiet; that
they are going deeper and deeper in
to debt, and that unlett tome measure
like the export bill gives them speedy
relief, they will leave the farms in
great numbera this tummer and fall.
Minnesota Is showing the nation
what co-operation can do. The state
ia leading all other atatea in the
movement because those who under
stand agriculture are directing it. In
ita co-operative dairy work, Minne-
aota ia getting 12 centa per pound
more for ita butter fat than Nebras
ka, and 8 cents more than Wisconsin,
North and South Dakota and Iowa. Of
farm products it marketa almost 'half
tha entire atate a production, and in
livestock one half of the shipping is
handled through co-operative asso
ciations. Of 20,000 cara of live stock
handled tha average eost was a trifle
more than 88 and the net average
profit mora than 84, against a hand
ling eost of 816 through commission
men and a Iota of 84 the difference
between aucceat and failure.
What Minnesota ia doing and has
dona Oregon can do, when the cattle
men, fruit men, dairy men and others
will come to tha one way Of thinking,
unite aolidly and put those at the
head who know tha work. The lead
art of tha co-operative work In Min
nesota atate that united action of
farmera it the biggett factor to aave
tha industry of anything ao far sug
gested that the farmera must tave
Certified Potato Seed.
Arrangements have been made by
tha County Agent and tha County
Court, to bring in a truck load of cer
tified potato leed from the Weston
Mountain seed-producing section. The
bulk of thia leed will be ceritfled Net
ted Gem, with a few lacks of tha best
Earliest of All aeed that it haa been
poasibia to locate. This seed will
be told to farmera wishing it at eost,
which will be 82.76 per hundred for
tha Netted Gems, and 83.00 for Earl
iest of All. Anyone wishing part of
this teed ahould put in their order
at once, ai mora than half it already
The Willing Worken of the Chris
tian church will hold their usual
monthly food sale at the store of
Humphreys Drug company on Satur
day, at which tima there will be many
good eata for tha Sunday dinner.
Fred Raymond, lone wheatralser.
was In tha city today and states that
considerable moisture fell In hit lo
cality during last night.
For Bala No. 1 aeed barlev beard.
ad variety. 836 per ton at ranch
northeast of Lexington. Harvty Mil
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Heppner Splits Honors
With Arlington Sunday
Firat Team of Locale Wine, While
Visitors' Second Team la High
In Trap Shoot Here.
Heppner Gun club'a first team of
trap shooters defeated Arlington's
first team at the local trapa Sunday,
398-396, while Arlington's second
team broke more rocks than Hepp
ner"! aecond, score 340-328. There
waa a large turn-out of Heppner peo
ple, besides quite a number from Ar
lington, to take in tha shoot.
Shooters of both teama had an off
day, due probably to flurries of snow
and a hard wind during the contest
Bowker for Heppner made high score
breaking 86 out of 100 blue rocks.
Next Sunday local shooters will
have a contest of their own. . Charley
Latourell will captain a team which
has challenged a team put forth by
Gilliam and Bisbee.
Individual scores in Sunday's thoot
follow, number denoting number of
rocks broken out of 100 unless other
Arlington first squad: Snell 83, Mc
Millan 7. Kurtx 34 out of 60, Leghorn
67 out of 76, Wheelhouse 16 out of
26, Montague 43 out of 60, France 87.
Heppner first squad: MeMurdo 81,
Latourell 78, Clark 33 out of 60,
Vaughn 40 out of 60, Bowker 86,
Arlington aecond aquad: F. Mon
tague 74, R. Montague 66, Leghorn
22 out of 26, Kurts 68 out of 76, Lem
on 67, Blackborn 64.
Heppner aecond aquad: Doolittle
74, Duncan 81, Bisbee 60 out of 76,
Stone 10 out of 26, Reid 61 out of 76,
Clark 19 out of 26, Reid 61 out of 76,
60, Ziegler 26 out of 60.
8UIT IS WITHDRAWN.
According to an item appearing in
the East Oregonian of Monday, the
suit recently instituted in Umatilla
county circuit court by C. F. Kennedy
against R. O. Hawka as county asses
sor and othera attacking the consti
tutionality of tha market road law.
has been dismissed upon the plain
In last week's issue we made men
tion of this suit, stating that our
County court would hold up the use
of any market road money pending
the decision, and that the outcome
of the auit would have to do with the
continuation of aome market road
work here. The withdrawal of this
suit will leave the matter clear and
the court can proceed according -to
plana already worked out.
DR. LINVILLE WILL BE HERE.
On next Monday evening at the
Christian church. Dr. Linville. federal
prohibition director for the state of
Oregon, will address the people of
thia community. Dr. Linville will
stress the idea of respect for law in
hit address and will also have much
of Interest to aay to tha people here.
He la making a tour of this part of
the atate, and is accompanied by Mrs.
McAllister of the state W. C. T. U.,
who will deliver a special address
Monday afternoon at the Methodist
church to tha women of the city, The
people or Heppner should greet these
speakers with crowded houses.
- CASE FILES FOR CORONER.
M. L. Case haa filed with Clerk An
deraon hit petition to be placed on
the republican ballot at a candidate
for coroner at the May primariet. Mr.
Case ia serving in thia capacity now
and it ia not expected that he will
have anyone 1o oppose him.
The ladles of the Christian church
will hold a Bake Sale at Humphreys
Drug atore on Saturday next. All
klnda of good cooked food will be on
sale at the usual reasonable prices.
Theron Miller, a youm man work-
Ing at the Ed Rugg place on Rhea
creek, was kicked on the leg by a
horse Tuesday and quite icrloutly
hurt. No bones were broken but the
ligaments were torn from the bone
and It will be aome little time before
they heal, Dr. Johnston attended hit
Jack Mullla-an of tha Pendleton Mn.
sle House, wat a visitor here over
Sunday, coming over with tha delega
tion of Knlghta of Columbus from
that city and assisting in tha cere.
HOLDING UP THE TRAFFIC
Knights of Columbus
Initiate Class Here
A large number of Visiting Knlghta
of Columbus from Pendleton and
Condon were In Heppner on Sunday
for the purpose of assisting in the
initiation of a clast of thirty into the
order, these becoming members of
the Pendleton council. Supreme Di
rector Frank J. Lonergan of Portland
was assisted by State Warden James
Riley and staff In putting on the
work and the new initiatea were res
idents from Morrow and Gilliam
The ceremonies were held in L O.
O. F. hall and occupied the entire af
ternoon until 7:30 when a banquet
waa served at Hotel Heppner and
enjoyed by some 100 or more of the
visitors and local members, an! dur
ing which time speeches were deliv
ered by Mr. Lonergan, H. J. Peire,
who ia receiver of the U. S. Land
office at La Grande, Bishop McGrath
of Baker, P. J. Hanley of Portland
and James Mollohan of thia city. The
speaking waa Interspersed with some
musical numbers furnished by Muses
Isabelle Steele and Kathleen Mona
han, and Mrs. Walter Moore. Mr,
Peara presided over the ceremonies
at the banquet table and the repast
furnished by the hotel management
was greatly praised by all who were
Barn on Krebs Ranch
. At Cecil Is Destroyed
A barn on the Krebs Bros, ranch
at Cecil was destroyed by fire on
Tuesday evening, the fire originating
from aparks from the branch line en
gine. One horse, a saddle and a quantity
of hay were burned and the loss sus
tained is between 8460 and 8600.
There waa no insurance.
FOOD AND APRON SALE.
The ladles of the Methodslt Com
munity church will hold a food and
apron sale on Saturday, April 12th,
at the store of Case Furniture Co.
Geo. N. Peck and Harvey McAllster
were Lexington residents doing busi
ness In this city yesterday.
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LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Lexington Gym, Saturday, March 22nd
BOXING: 3 Rounds Each
RUSSELL WRIGHT vs. EARL MERRITT
CLAIR NOLAN - vs. - LESTER WHITE
JUDGE CARMICHAEL vs. JIM STOUT
BUSTER GENTRY vs. ALF. SPENCER
RALPH MOORE vs. MARVIN GEMMEL
Leonard Schwarz - vs. - "Toots" McAlister
CHARLES MOREY - vs. - PAT NOLAN
"Blub" Goodman, Heppner's Heavy-weight
"Mike" the Swede, Lexington Bone-breaker
Unck McMillan vs. Laurence Slocum
CURTAIN RAISER-White Shirt Match:
Bunk McMillan vs. Vester Lane
The entertainment will begin at 7:30 Sharp
ADMISSION 25c and 35c
DANCE WILL FOLLOW SMOKER
Native Armenian Will
Address People Here
During the week of March 23-30 the
people of Morrow county will have
opportunity to decide for themselves
whether American work in tha Near
East has justified itself.
Beginning next Sunday with a aer
mon in the Christian church at 11,
and then at the Methodist church In
the evening and churchea following In
Lexington and lone. Rev. M. B. Par
ounagian, the native Armenian, a
graduate of an American achool in
Armenia, will address Morrow eounty
Rev. J. J. Hancfsaker of Portland.
director of Near East relief in Ore
gon, well known In Morrow county,
who was in Heppner the past week
arranging for this visit, assures the
editor that Mr. Parounagian has been
listened to with interest by large
atadieneee all over the atate and that
ha la one of the best arguments for
the expenditure of several millions of
dollars which has resulted In the sav
ing of more than a million lives in
the Near East.
Fifty-four thousand children, ev
ery one of them a potential leader In
the Near East, are now in American
orphanages," states Mr. Handsaker.
MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED.
County Clerk Anderaon Issued a li
cense to wed to Mr. Perry Hopkins
and Mrs. Mary E. Lea on Monday,
Chaa, Nord of lone appearing as wit
nest and making affidavit. Mr. Hop
kins la an old time resident of lone
and for many years engaged In car
pentering and building In that city.
Mra. Lee la a recent arrival from
Junction City and is an aunt of Mrs.
Wm. Cowint and Mra. Dick Wells of
Dr. Johnston reports the following
new arrivals In widely diverging
parte of the country: . On Monday,
March 14, there came to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Otha Clark Stephens
at Monument, a 10-pound son. Wed
nesday, March 19th, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Walter KnautT at Board
man, was born a 9ia-pound daughter.
All parties concerned are getting
Ramsay Macdonald, managing cau
tiously the Labor government that
manages the British Empire, has
trouble with his most radical follow
ers, Macdonald sensibly wants to
complete the great irrigation system
In the Sudan, to help cotton growers,
increase crops and general welfare.
Radical labor men aay private Indiv
iduals own the cotton fields, and they
don't believe in doing anything for
The Irrigation, on which gigantic
sums have already been spent, mil
lions of pounds, would give employ
ment in the Sudan, and guarantee
a cotton supply to England. But that
maket no difference to "radicals."
Sometimes reaching out too far is
dangerous. People have fallen out of
windows doing that. The Telegraph
and Telephone Company does pretty
well for ita atockholders and itself
with ita firm monopoly of communi
cation by wire on the surface of the
earth. That ought to be enough. The
important patenta on radio are dead
or dying. And the bitterest enemy of
single tax will admit that the people
mould own the air.
Housewives for miles around flock
to Ogdensburg. N. J., to see Mrs.
William Henion'a "little boy," just
born and weighing nineteen pounds.
Such a baby is interesting, but you
ask yourself. Why does Providence
send a nineteen-POUND baby to a
human mother weighing 130 pounds,
and a nineteen-OUNCE baby to a fe
male bear weighing 300 pounds?
There's a good reason, of course, but
who can understand it?
H. G. Wells tolli school teachers
"shy retiring souls," he calls them
"to buck up, be arrogant and take
hold of the world."
He saya teachera alone can improve
life-. That'a true, and that ia what
they have been doing ever aince
If teachers, from Socrates, Aristotle
and Plato, to the young woman that
teaches your little boy in the public
school, hadn't "taken hold of the
world" civilization wouldn't be where
it it now.
To understand what the drop in the
French franc means to Frenchmen,
Imagine the United States winning a
war, and then finding its dollars
worth less than 20 cents apiece, with
bread at 60 cents a loaf, eggs 84 a
Kemal Pasha, new boss of Turkey
and the Mohammedan world, tries ex
periments almost as radical as our
prohibition. He will end the caliph
ate, doing away with the power of the
all-powerful religious head, supposed
to represent Mohammed, and inherit
The Caliph, Prince Abdul Medjid
Effendi, will be driven out, and not
allowed to take the treasure of the
caliphate with him.
That ia aa aerious a step to Mo
hammedan8 as it would be to Cath
olics if Mussolini were to drive out
the Pope and seize the property of
The harem of the Caliph it in des
pair, and the Caliph's eunuchs have
refused food for three days. That
probably won't help the Caliph. The
question is. What effect will all this
radicalism have on Kemal Pasha and
his modern wife in the knickerbock
ers? And how much did Kemal's Rus
sian Bolshevist friends have to do
with kicking out the Caliph.
The J. I. Case Company, that makes
threshing machines and other things
for farmera, skipped a dividend and
the stock dropped with an unpleasant
thud last week. Things of that sort
may cause financial "best minds" to
interest themselves in the poor far
mer. What happens to HIM isn't so
important in the realm of high fin
ance. But what happens to STOCKS
is most important.
"Can a man succeed after forty?"
Real success is usually made after
forty. You can't judge moderns by
Alexander, Napoleon, 1'itt, Keats or
such prodigies. It takes thirty years
now to get the start of an education,
forty to get half an education, eighty
to get a fairty good education. You
are hardly ready for real work until
Somebody discovers, with horror,
that large sums of money are spent
taking care of insane aliens. That
being the case, aliena should be kept
out, say the horror-stricken ones.
What about the thousands of mil
lions of dollars that aliens, not in
sane, have added to the wealth of the
United States? What about the fact
that they build practically all the
railroads, most of the other roads,
and that they contribute at least 60
per cent to the building of all houses?
Doesn't that count?
Special communication of Heppner
Lodge No. 69 will be held Saturday
evening, March 22nd, begin
ning promptly at 7:110. There
will be work In the M. M.
degree with lunch follow
ing. Degrees will be con
ferred upon two F. C.'s and
large attendance of members and
visitors is desired. Ry order of the
W. M. L. W. BR1GU5, Secretary.
Gilbert W. Phelps Files
Candidacy for Judge
Salem, March 18. Judge Gilbert W.
Pheipg of Pendleton today filed with
the secretary of state fail declaration
as a candidate for reelection aa cir
cuit judge for the sixth judicial dis
trict comprising Morrow and Umatil
la counties. His slogan is "present
circuit judge; continue impartial ad
ministration of law and justice." Bis
"If I am nominated and elected I
will during my term of office, to the
best of my ability, continue faithfully
and impartially to perform the duties
of the office.
BASEBALL GAME SUNDAY.
Next Sunday afternoon the bachel
ors and benedicts of the city will
cross bats in a five or six inning game
of baseball on Gentry field announces
Walter Lad u si re manager of the
Heppner baseball club. It is expected
that this will be a hot contest and
a large attendance is urged. An
admission charge of 25 cents will be
made to aid the club in burin e need
ed equipment Come out and give the
boys a boost! A week from Satur
day the ball club will sponsor a
dance at the dance pavilion. Good
music and a good time is promised.
Paul Webb, who Is here from Walla
Walla, atatea that he will again take
charge of the big Webb atock ranch
in this county, and later on rehabili
tate the same. The Webba dispoaed
of this ranch a number of yeara
ago to D. U. Justus and a deed waa
put on record at tha court house thia
week whereby the property ia turned
back to the original owners. Mr.
Webb atatea that aside from aome
spring plowing and aeeding on the
ranch there will be nothine done nn.
til the coming fall when he expects
to restock the place. Thia ia one of
the best atock ranches in the county.
Mr. and Mr. C I. K..u
itors in The Dalles one day the past
ween where they attended a meeting
of the alumni of the U. of O. in the
interests of the $10,000,000 campaign
being put on for the state university.
Mr. Sweek is county chairman for
Morrow eounty, and the meeting at
The Dalles was a gathering of the
chairmen from the various eastern
Oregon counties. Mr. and Mrs. Sweek
also visited Portland before return
ing home the end of the week.
"Lamb squalls" is what Marahal
Kevin calls these sudden spills of
snow and rain that Morrow eounty
is getting just at present at a touch
of real March weather. It ia the
kind of weather that makea the poor
sneepneraer Bustle and earn his pay,
and the squalls are none too good for
the new born lambs.
At the regular meeting of the Al
pine Farm Bureau on March 1, a dem
onstration showing the kind of work
done in the Boys' and Girls' Club
work waa given on testing milk. Tha
children of Mr. R. B. Wilcox, of Lex
ington, who have carried on club
work for several yeara put on the
Engineer Baldock waa here Friday
last from his office at La Grande,
bringing with him mapa of the pro
posed extension of O.-W. highway
from Jones Hill to Lena. These were
desired by the county court to assist
them in securing the necessary right-of-way
for the new grade,
A. E. Huff is an expert painter and
paperhanger who has located in
Heppner with headquarters at Peo
ples Hardware company store. Mr.
Huff was formerly engaged in thia
line at Heppner and is not a stranger
in our midst. He has an ad in an
The public sale of the atock and
farming implements of Frank Lieu
allen was held on Wednesday after
noon at the Wm. Hughea farm aouth
of Heppner, in charge of Auctioneer
Keller. It was very well attended
and the most of the atuff brought
D. A. Wilson closed a deal thia
week whereby he becomes the owner
of the Walter Cason property where
he is living at present. With the
residence Mr. Wilson jo'c over alsc
the furnishings, all of which it it un
derstood he secured at a good figure.
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present cost. 3-bottom 16-inch gang
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Mrs. O. E. Farnsworth haa returned
from Portland where she spent the
most of the winter season. She was
accompanied by her daughter, Mrs.
Lutie Dinsmore of Pasadena, Calif.,
who will visit with her relatives in
thia city for a short time.
Members of Bethel family enjoyed
a splendid evening of fun Tuesday
when the Hoot Owls were guests of
the Rinkeydinks. Thia waa the re
sult of the termination of the eonteat
put on by the Sunday achool aoma
Commissioner R. L. Benge, who ia
also the president of the Morrow
county branch of the Oregon Export
league, went to Pendleton on Tuesday
to attend a meeting of the wheat
growers held there on that date.
The Spring grains are being plant
ed this week in the lone and Eight
Mile nurseries. Many varieties of
Spring wheat, barley and a email am
ount of peas and beans and aome flax.
are being planted this year.
Dr. A. D. MeMurdo wat called to
lone on Wednesday evening to attend
Mra. George Ritchie who is u(fring
from an attack of mea.tles. He re-
porta Mrs. Ritchie as much improved.
Mrt. Alva Jones and Mrs. D. A. Wil
son departed for Portland thia morn
ing to spend the week-end with rela
tive! and friends. Thoy expect .o re
turn home on Sunday.
Archdeacon Goldie waa In Heppner
over Sunday and conducted services
at the Kpiacopal church.
Patrick's Day Event
Draws a Large
TWO KNOCKED OUT
Blbby, Graaa Valley, Ueka Baamaa;
Finch Wlna Decision Over "Kid"
Norine, Pendleton Scrapper.
One of the beat boxing earda aver
put on in thia eity was staged by the
local post American Levi on at tha
Fair pavilion Monday evening, St. Pat-
nci t aay. me card consisted of two
main bouta preceded by four prelim
inary bouta. A erowd of 400 attend
ed the amoker and filled the pavilion
B. R. Finch, eighth grade nrindnal
in the Heppner schools, captured the
first main event by winning a de
cision over "Kid" Norine of Pendle
ton, in the 145-pound class. Finch
won the decition on aggressiveness,
at neither contestant succeeded in
flooring hit opponent.
In the aecond mam event. Clarence
Bauman, local fist artist, lost on a de
cision to Art Bibby of Grass Valley
in the 175-pound class. Bauman and
Blbby had fought twice before to a
draw, and each had signified hia In
tention of making thia a decisive
match. Their intentions were well
carried out, for from the first bang of
me gong they were at it in earnest.
Bibby had Bauman down for the
count with the ringing of the gong at
the end of the second round. Bau-
man, however, went back for tha third
round and put up a game fight. After
being floored twice in thia round he
waa down for the count again with
the ringing of the gong, and, being
unable to finish the decision went to
Not the least interesting part of
the card, aay many of the fana pres
ent, were the preliminaries, espec
ially the challenge match between
Rusaell Wright of Lexington and
Francis Doherty of Heppner. Thia
was a four lH-minute round bout.
Wright won the decision by flooring
Doherty once, in the second round.
The fight wat not a bit one-aided,
however, and Doherty ahowed a great
amonnt of grit by coming back in the
face of Wright'a hard punchea and
landing aome bad onea himself. The
boyt fought from the turn-loose, and
put up a pretty scrap.
The curtain raiser of the evening
waa a three ltt-minute round bout
between Allttott and Burnside, two
young men of the Hardman section.
This match, though pretty much of a
alug-fest, did not result in very ser
ious injuries, and the referee pro
nounced it a draw.
"Brick" Hall and Leonard Schwarx
Heppner High achool students, put
up a scrappy three-round bout, the
decision going to Schwart on point of
The anappiest match of tha eve
ning waa bewteen Blackwell and
Blahm, both of thia city. Blackwell
knocked Blahm out early in th-ec-
ond round when he landed a fierce up
per-cut with hia right to Blahm'a chin.
This waa somewhat of a handicap
match as Blahm waa reported to out
weigh Blackwell 20 pounds. Black
well had Blahm outclassed in the fine
pointa of the game, however, and had
no trouble in knocking the big boy
out for the count.
Probably the prettiest exhibition
match of the evening, and the moat
evenly contested, was that between
Dempsey of Boardman and Wagner
of Springfield. Both boys were clever
with the mits, and showed tome pret
ty footwork and countering. Tha bout
ended in a draw.
Cecil Lieuallen, atate traffic officer.
who used to indulge in tha fighting
sport once in a while himself, ref-
ereed the bouta to the satisfaction of
everyone, judging from the small
amount of crabbing at him from tha
The dance following the amoker
waa well attended, and tha Legion
boys report a financial success from
the evening't entertainment.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord a Day, March 23.
The church is either worth our
whole-hearted support, else it should
be banished: in our failure to support
it, we vote for its banishment. Which
are you doing? The morning Bible
school session at 9:45 will be opened
by the Broadcaster Bible class, they
will begin promptly at 9:45. This
will be followed by the Communion
service, then in lieu of the regular
sermon, will be an address by Rev.
M. B. Parounagian, a native Armen
ian. He cornea to us very highly rec
ommended, representing the interests
of the Near East Relief; you should
hear him. Tha Christian Endeavor
service at 6:30 will be led by Muriel
Bell and the subject will be "Winning
Others." Invite the young people out
to this service. It it for their benefit.
Preaching aervice at 7:30. and the
evening subject will be "What mean
eth This?" We shall be delighted
to have you worship with uh.
Mr. and Mrt. A. L. Ayera returned
from Portland on Tuesday. They have
been in that city for the past three
weeka or more, during which tima
Mrs. Ayera wat quite ill and had to
undergo an operation. While ttill
pretty weak, Mra. Ayers It gradually
improving. Mr. Ayera reports that
Mrs. Anna Spencer, his sister, who is
in a sanitarium in Portland, is much
improved and will doubtless be fully
restored to health within a few
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D. E. Gllman and wife departed
for Portland on Monday, drivln
down over the highway.