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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1924.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Volume 41, Number 1.
Hardman Market Road
To Be Extended To
COMPLETED BY FALL
Judas Campbell ArranfM With 8taU
Highway Commlaalon for Time
la Which to Pay Money.
Tht work on the extension of the
Heppncr-Hardman market road to
Rhea creek at Ruggs, will continue,
according to the statement authoris
ed by Judge Campbell, and there will
be no moving of tne cruaner and
other road material at the Jonei camp
until the completion of the unit,
which li to be done in ample time
for the moving of crops from the
Eight Mile and Hardman section!.
Because of a lack of funda at the
present time, and the necessity of
waiting until taxes were paid in, the
court waa facing the problem of die
continuing work on this market road
and leaving a very important section
of the highway uncompleted down
Caaon canyon to Rhea creek, and this
part of the problem has been a mat
ter of much concern to the court and
the way out did not seem very clear.
Judge Campbell figured, however,
that if the county waa not compelled
at this time to pay over to the state
an Installment of ten thousand dol
lars due on what ia owing the high
way commiaalon, there would be
funds to carry on, with what waa com
ing in on taxes, ao he decided to ask
. for an extension of time on this
payment until fall, at least. While
in Portland the past week attending
the monthly meeting of the state
highway commission, the judge gave
them the aituation and hia presenta
tion of the case was so convincing
that the commissioners agreed to ex
tend the time of payment to Novem
ber. Judge Campbell is convinced
that the county will then be in shape
to meet its obligations to the state,
and in the meantime work will not
have to be dsicontinued on a piece
of road in the county that is of much
By order of the court yesterday,
this piece of road will now be com
pleted, and work on the same was
ordered to begin at once, all of which
should be pleasing newa to the resi
dents in the aouth end. of the county.
The work of surfacing the city's
portion of this road is now well
along, and ahould be completed with
in a very short time, making a splen
did and easy grade from the brow
of Heppner hill right on into town.
We predict that this road .will be one
of the popular trails eut of the city
for the pleasure rider and will re
ceive much patronage from automo
bile owners out to enjoy their daily
drives. It hardly compares with Emi
grant hill in Umatilla county, but is
Just as good as far as it goes.
High School Is Asked to
Enter Annual in Contest
The annual staff of the Heppner
high school ia asked to enter ita
annual in the Beaver annual contest
for the best high school year book in
the state. Members of Sigms Delta
Chi, professional journalistic frater
nity at the Oregon Agricultural col
lege, staged the contest last spring
and so much interest was shown that
it Was decided to make the contest
an annual affair.
Last year a silver loving cup waa
awarded the Clarion of Salem high
school, winner of first place, and five
honorable mentions were named. This
year, to give the amaller high achools
a better chance in the competition,
two cupa vj be given, one to the
annual judged to be the best pub
lished in a high school of less than
850 registration and the other for the
' winner in the larger division.
THE STAR IN DEMAND.
During the past week the Heppnei
Garage, Messrs. Vaughn A Goodman,
have been making deliveries of the
Star car, three of these machines go
ing to Hardman parties, Anson
Wright, Ray Wright and Floyd Adams
being the purchasers.
business of MINOR & CO., Inc.,
and being sole owner, the business
will in the future be conducted in my
name, at the old stand in the Black
May I hope to merit a continuance
of your valued patronage?
Malcolm D. Clark
WHY NOT REGISTER
FOR THE PRIMARY?
There are many voters of Morrow
county who have neglected their
duty regarding registering, and
these will not be able to vote at
the coming primaries without much
trouble and inconvenience. Why
not get busy right away and regis
ter and have the matter attended
to. The books will close by the
16th of the month and be closed
until after the primary on May 16.
Some voters are also registered as
progressives and prohibitionists,
or perhaps some other designation.
There will be no chance for these
to exercise their right to vote st
the primary unless they be either
democrats or republicans, and it is
not too late to change. There
should be a much heavier percent
age of the electorate represented
at the primary election than is
usually the case.
LOCAL HEWS HEMS
Mrs. Vivian Kane, formerly Miss
Vivian Yoacum, arrived at Heppner
the end of the week and is again as
sisting in the rush work at the sher
iff's office where she was formerly
deputy under Sheriff McDuffee. She
will be in the office for about a month,
or until the spring tax-paying rush
subsides. Mr. and Mrs. Kane have
been residing for the winter in Port
land, but at present Mr. Kane is in
Gilliam county, where he is running
Andrew Baird, who has been spend
ing the winter at Heppner with his
daughters, Mrs. C. C. Patterson and
Mrs. J. 0. Hager, will leave on Tues
day for his home in Western Penn
sylvania. He will take with him C.
C. Patterson, who has for so long been
an invalid and in a helpless condi
tion. Later Mrs. Patterson and Miss
Mary will follow and make their home
with Mr. Baird.
Rev. W. O. Livlngntone returned on
Wednesday from a visit to Portland.
While in the city he called upon Mrs.
J. H. Cox and George Moore, who are
receiving treatment in hospitals
there. He found, them both doing
well, and Mr. Moore rapidly recover
ing from his recent severe operation
and expecting to be able to return
Drs, Johnston and Farrior made a
flying trip to Portland on Thursday
last, Harold Cohn going to the city
with them. On the return trip they
met up with a slight accident to Dr.
Farrlur'a car when they tried to bump
a bowlder off the highway just above
Arlington, and the injury to the car
caused the gentlemen some delay in
C. H. Erwin moved the remainder
of his household goods from this city
to the ranch Bouth of lone on Satur
day. Mr. Erwin and family had been
residing here for the winter to take
advantage of the school, but the farm
work has called them back to the
country. Some of the children, how
ever are driving to school here from
Mrs. Phill Cohn and daughter El
eanor who are living in Portland,
were visitors here for a few days the
end of the week, it is understood
tfiat Mr. and Mrs. Cohn have pur
chased a nice new home in the city
and will make their permanent home
S. D. Peterson, Milton attorney, ac
companied by H. L. Fraiier, president
of the First National Hank of the
same city, was in Heppner during the
past week on business matters. Mr.
Fraiier is a leading farmer of the
Dr. D. R. Haylor, eye specialist, in
Heppner April 20-21-22.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord s Dsy, April t, 1924.
REIVAL MEETINGS BEGIN SUN
DAY. YOU are Invited to attend each
evening. Some of the most pathetic
orphano we have are some whose par-
ents are living. Come to church with
your children. Bible school at 9:45,
Communion at 11 immediately fol
lowed by the preaching service, sub
ject "The Measure of My Loyalty."
Christian Endeavor theme, "How Je
sus Loved and Served," meeting at
6:80 and Alma Devin will lead. Don't
fail to be present. Evangelistic ser
vice In the evening at 7:30, sermon
subject, "Peter's Denial and Mine."
This aeries of services will end with
Easter Lord's Day and you are cor
dially invited to attend all of them.
Subjects will he announced later.
consummated a deal
purchase of the
Wheat Nurseries Are
Planted Again in County
Planting of Plota at Redding and
Bogard Far ma Completed Last
Week New Varieties Sown.
The planting of the spring trains
in the wheat nurseries on the Red
ding farm at Eight Mile and at Troy
Bogard s at lone was completed the
past week by County Agent Morse
and G, A. Mitchell of the Moro Ex
Last fall 86 varieties of winter
wheat and, eight of winter barley
were planted in the nurseries and
the spring grains seeded include the
following: 26 varieties of spring
wheat, five of spring barley, five of
spring oats, five of flax and five of
field peas. These grains are planted
in rod-length rows from one to three
rows of each variety being put in
three times in different psrts of the
A meeting will be held at each
nursery during the summer, eech var
iety will be harvested, and sent to
Moro where it will be threshed and
a comparison of the yields obtained.
This looks like small lots to get
tests on but practically all the wheat
improvement work that has been done
In the past has been done In nur
series such as these. D. E. Stephens,
superintendent of the Moro station,
aays that the nursery yields are just
as accurate as the larger plots and
are more important as In this way
larger numbers of varieties can be
tested out than could be handled In
any other manner.
The purpose of these nurseries is
two-fold, to show the farmers of the
county in a small way what the ex
periment stations and extension ser
vice are working on and to get data
on vareities under the varying condi
tions existing in the different sec
tions of the state.
JUNCTION MERCHANT HERE.
A. J. Kaiser, a pioneer merchant of
Junction City, Oregon, was a visitor
in this city for a couple of days this
ween, looking over me Dusiness ag
uatton here. He is enraged in itie gen
eral merchandise business in the vat-
ley city, and he ia acquainted with
a number of Heppner's citizens, for
merly of Lane county. Mr. Kaiser
has been traveling .over Eastern Ore
gon, Washington and a part of Idaho
looking for a change in location and
ha was frank to say that he found
conditiona much better at Heppner
than in the other sections visited.
While here Mr. Kaiser talked trade
with M. L. Case of the Case Furniture
company and it may be that these
gentlemen will change locations, as ft
is understood Mr. Case desires to
make a change to a lower altitude,
while Mr. Kaiser is seeking the op
ENDEAVOR UNION HOLDS RALLY.
T The Willow Christian Endeavor
union-Was organised at Lexington on
EwTiiy Jafternoon, following a very
nne moling 01 cnaeavorers 01 lone
Lexington and Heppner, held in the
Congregational church. The officers
elected were Reid Buseick of Hepp
ner, president; Orville Cutsforth of
Lexington, vice-president; Cecil War
ner of Lexington, secretary; Alice
Head of lone, treasurer; Vera Engle-
man of lone, chairman of social com
mittee; Luola Benge of Heppner,
chairman prayer meeting committee,
and Frances Parker of Heppner,
chairman missionary committee.
Light refreshments were served by
the Lexington Endeavorers, and the
visitors wore well entertained at both
afternoon and evening sessions by
speakers present from Pendleton and
regular meeting of Heppner
Lodge No. 60 will be held at
Masonic hall next Saturday
evening, April 6th. There
will be work In the M. M.
degree, followed by lunch
Visiting brethern welcomed
By order of the W. M.
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary.
Mrs. Dick Wells this week pur-
cnasea irom uohn Auto l;o. a new
Overland sedan which Harold Cohn
brought up from Portland the last of
A GOOD MAN DOWN
Teachers of County
Meet at Boardman
The county institute of Morrow
county met in local assembly, Satur
day morning, March 29, 1924, at
Boardman. Mr. Mulkey opened the
meeting in a few well chosen re
marks, Mrs. Shurte, our efficient
county superintendent, presented our
able state superintendent who spoke
to us upon the "Efficiency of the
Teacher," After a recess of ten min
ute, the state superintendent ad
dressed us upon the Eighth Grade
At noon the Boardman teachers ex
tended to the visitors their hospital
ity in a cafeteria luncheon. This
thoughtfulness and courtesy was
much appreciated by the visiting tea
chers and friends, A resolution to
thai effect was made by Mr, Hedrick
to Mr. Mulkey and the people of
The afternoon session was opened
by chorus singing led by Miss Wolff,
the fourth grade teacher of Board
man. Mrs. Shurte spoke briefly on
the county unit plan. Mr. Churchill
spoke at length upon the same sub
ject. A fitting closing to an enjoyable
day were the two songs by Miss
Wolff's small pupils. We certainly
enjoyed them and appreciated the
children coming out in the inclement
In closing, we thank the good peo
ple of Boardman, Mr, Mulkey, Miss
Wolff, the teachers who served ub
luncheon, our county superintendent,
and finally our esteemed state super
intendent for an enjoyable day which
will long live in our memory.
The teachers present besides the
speakers were Misses Jennie Marven,
Barbara Hixon, Louise Sears, Juanita
Wolff, Harriet Case, Gloria Christ,
Dora Reeves, Blanche Powell, Mary
Thompson, Myrtle McNeil, Mrs. Ethel
Mulkey, Ethel Kellogg, Orlena Sud-
darth, Harriet Brown, Lillian Warner.
Messrs. R. J. Mulkey. E. H. Hedrick,
J. Sturgill, Breyton Finch, J. H.
Griggs, Harold 1'hinney, Wallace
(Mrs.) LILLIAN WARNER,
Secretary pro tempore.
Former Heppner Resident
Dies at Portland Home
Dickerson V. 8. Reid died at his
home at 176 E. 17th St., N., in Port
land on Sunday, and his funeral was
held in that city on. Tuesday at 2 p.
m. with interment in Rose City cem
Professor Reid and family resided
in this city for many years and he
was head of the schools here for 11
years. During part of his residence
here he was also county surveyor.
He was a pioneer educator of the
state of Oregon and served as th
head of many of the prominent
schools of the state. He retired but a
few years ago from active school
work and has been living with his
family in Portland. He is survived
by his widow, Mrs. Mary Reid and
two daughters, Miss Ethel Reid and
Mrs. Lenna Brock. He was a mem
ber of the Christian church and also
affiliated with several branches of the
Masonic order under whose auspices
hia funeral was held. Mr. Reid was
76 years of age at time of death.
lone Wins First Game
of Season from Condon
lone and Condon opened the bane
ball season on the Egg City dia
mond last Sunday with a close game,
lone winning by the narrow margin
of 8-2. The weather was too cold
for a very fast brand of bull, however
the battery for each team worked
well and very few hits were made.
Roche held down the mound for lone
with Iewis as his receiver, while
Clow delivered for Condon held up
by Charlie Fitzmaurico.
A large crowd of fans was in at
tendance, many of whom Journeyed
down from Heppner and Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Warner of Lex
ington visited In this city a short
time yesterday, Mr. Warner is now
quite well recovered from his recen
illness, caused from an operation fo
appendicitis which he underwent at
Walla Walla hospital a couple of
Hamilton Holt Makes
Appeal for Near East
Member of Executive Committee Tells
Albany Audience of High Ideals
"If I can say anything while I am
In Oregon to encourage support of
the Near East relief, I want to say
that word," said Hamilton Holt to
members of the Albany Near East
relief committee. "I am a member
of the executive committee of Near
East relief, and I am a member of
many organizations, but in none am
I more interested than In Near East
"As a man deeply interested In
chi d welfare, I can not be blind to
Air ir lea's Ideals in tens of thousands
of children' in the Near East. This
is saying nothing of the obligation
that rests upon us to relieve human
suffering, wherever it is found, to
the extent of our ability. I am re
ferring simply to America's op port un-
ity to impress the highest ideals upon
the coming generations in the Near
East, an opportunity which has been
seized by the Near East relief in
"Against obstacles abroad that '
would have stopped but a determined
group of Anglo-Saxons and against
indifferences at home to the needs
of the world, the organisation has
erslsted until it has done much to
tone for America's tragic failure to
continue In an official way in world
"There is no organisation with
whioh I am familiar which does its
work more economically and efficient
ly, and this is In large degree due
to the self -sacrificing work of C. V.
ickery, national executive secretary,
nd the little group of men around
ira at national headquarters, as well
as the great number of men anoVwo-
men who serve in a voluntary ca
pacity." Albany Herald.
MAKE MAIDEN VISIT HERE.
J. W. Maloney, Senator James H.
Taylor, Julius Guerderain and Alfred
Snyder, distinguished gentlemen of
Pendleton, were visitors in this city
esterday, Mr. Maloney coming to the
city on business, and bringing the
other gentlemen along for the pleas
ure of the trip. Senator Taylor is
quite a familiar hgure here, coming
o the city quite frequently on lodge
business, being a loading member of
the I. O. O. F. fraternity and high
n the councils of that order, but the
other gentlemen are not so often seen
re in fact Messrs. Maloney and
Guerderain made their maiden visit
to this city and looked upon the beau
ties of our surroundings for the first
tune in their lives, though they have
each resided in Umatilla county for
the past 40 years. For years and
years Jim Maloney was the county
judge over at Pendleton, and might
(ill have been on the job had he
net desired to turn the duties over to
some one else and becflme a banker.
He la president of the Inland Bank
nt Pendleton. Senator Taylor always
likes to come to Heppner, and we are
sure that the other gentlemen will
call again, now that they have broken
EDWIN A LB EE DIES.
Edwin Albee, aged 78, a resident of
Oregon since 1853, died Saturday
morning, according to the account
in Monday's East Oregonfan of Pen
dleton. Mr. Albee was born August
2H, 1846, at St. Louis, Missouri, and
with his parents, crossed the plains
to Oregon City. He had been mak
ing his home with his eon, W. H. Al
bee of Pendleton, who survives him.
as do the following sons: Elmer Al
bee, of Heppner; Wesley Albee, of
St, Johns, Oregon; Frank Albee, of
Pahlia. Wash., and Reco Albee of
Kennewick, Wash. Ho was a lifelong
member of the Baptist church of Ore
gon City. Burial was made at Helix
cemetery on Monday.
APRIL SHOWER AT ( HI IU U.
An "April Shower" social will be
hold In tho Christian church on Fri
day evening and everyone is invited
to attend. A shower of things enpu
ble of being converted into money
will be received, and these things will
be placed in the window at Humph
reys Drug store for sale Saturday. A
delightful social will be observed, to-
gether with refreshments.
By Arthur Brisbane
Let Lion Roar Via- Radio.
And Now Firpo.
The Last Silver Thread.
Three Kinds of Wealth.
Let Them Dance.
Here Is a new radio idea. British
broadcasters will install a micro
phone and very small transmitter in
eome wild wood, frequented by night
ingales, and the wonderful bird "not
born for death" will be heard all
Suggestions for American broad
casters. Instead of a bed-time story.
let youngsters hear the lion roaring.
elephant trumpeting, hyena laughing
and baboon yelling from the too. It
could be arranged by adjusting the
feeding hours. Every boy would like
it, especially the lion's roar.
"I'll fight no more," says Firpo,
giant of the Pampas, "after this one
fight with Reich."
The Argentine giant means to live
his own life and leave the atmosphere
of the prize ring, which does not
please him. He even refuses the pos
sibility of making half a million by
one more fight in the United States.
Firpo has met "a worse knockout
than Dempsey's." A lady from Paris,
who acts, wants Firpo to go to France.
Who wast betrayed the Capital?
Who lopi Mark Antony the world?
A woman 1
Who was the cause of a long ten
years' war, and laid at last old Troy
in ashes? Woman 1
And now it's Flrpo's turn.
Just fifty years ago, young Hart
Pease Danks and hia wife lived hap
pily. He even wrote a song to tell
her that his affection would last for
ever. "Silver Threads Among the
Gold" was the title of that song, you
remember it well, if you're fifty. It's
a pretty song. Many have butchered
it. It made money and when prosper
ity came in one door, harmony flew
out of the other." Danks and his wife
separated. His son and daughter have
quarreled about royalties on the song.
In 1903, an old man was found dead,
kneeling beside his bed in a Phila
delphia lodging house. On an old
copy of "Silver Threads" he had writ
ten this: "It's hard to grow old
alone." That was Danks. Last Fri
day his wife was buried. She had
died at eighty-two, in a Brooklyn
rooming house, where she lived alone.
Construct your own moral, and be
sure to Include this: "It's better to
put a good house and lot in your
wife's name, or build up for her a
respectable bank account, that you
can't touch, than to sing to her "Yes,
my darling, you will be always young
and fair to me."
Round the world fliers, encounter
ing heavy weather, were temporarily
checked, and geese that never learn
say "the flying machine will never
It isn't so long since railroad time
tables announced that trains would
run at such an hour, "weather per
mitting." Weather doesn't stop them
new. It won't stop flying machines
either, in another twenty-five years.
There are three kinds of wealth
only the EARTH on which you
stand. TIME, and man's INTELLI
GENCE. How wealth increases and
time Is actually Increased or saved
is shown by research of the National
Association of Farm Equipment Man
ufactures. Thanks to machinery,
saving labor, American farmers saved
last year 1,382,639,204 days of actual
Figured at $3 a day that would be
a gain to the farmers of four billions
of dollars. Farmers will wonder
where the money is.
The fact, unfortunately, is that the
saving of time, money and cost due
to perfecting of machinery, goes
largely to middlemen not much of
it to those that do the actual work.
You would say that big muscles on
arms and back are more valuable
earners than deep convolutions in the
brain, as you read of offers made to
Mr. Jack Dempsey. He has a moving
picture offer of a million, and two
offers running from half a million to
a million for a few minutes of fight
Muscle is king," you say, but then
you remember that John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., leaning over for his 21
foot putt, might have one little
thought that would earn him fifty
millions, and he wouldn't have to be
photographed, or fight, to get It.
Dr. Guthrie, rector of St. Mark's
line Episcopal Church in New York,
believes in dancing as part of relig
ious service. Bishop Manning, his
superior, forbids dancing in the
church service. Nevertheless, Dr.
Guthrie will have the dancing.
How would it be, since human be
ings are different, and their concep
tions of what pleases Divine Power
even more different, to let those
dance that want to dance, those pray
that want to pray, and those sing that
want to sing. Omniscience above
knows what they all mean and can
sort out the good intentions.
Clean young man desires board and
room with private family. Inquire
Dr. I). R. Hnylor, eye specialist, in
j Heppner April 20-21-22.
Thompson and Ritner
Report on Export Bill
Pendleton Men Tell of Obstacle En
countered at Washington; Mea
sure Will Have Chance.
Some of the difficulties they en
countered in working In behalf of the
McNary-Haugen bill in Washington
were explained Saturday afternoon by
S. E. Thompson and R. W. Ritner in
a meeting of the Oregon Export Com
mission league, held in the Elks lodge
room. More than 100 farmers and
business men attended the session,
many of them from out of town.
His belief that the bill has an ven
ehance of passing was reiterated by
Mr. Thompson, Mr. Ritner declared
that members of congress told him i
that the bill has bad more support I
and more opposition than any piece ,
of farm legislation that has been be-1
fore congress during recent years.
The chief opposition to the meas-1
ure while It waa in committee in the
house, eame from southern democrats
and cotton interests, Mr. Thompson
said. Two or three of them were par
ticularly severe in their examination
of witnesses in the hearing. The
provision providing for the use of
script was one of the chief criticisms
directed at the measure, and the ene
mies at all times declared their belief
that the enactment of the law would
cause an impetus in production, be
The criticism of the use of script
resulted in an amendment being of
fered and adopted that makes the use
of script necessary only on the sale
to the primary market. This solution
was finally reached after a member
of the bouse committee had asked
that a "pig be run through the bill."
By that was meant that if a pig were
sold by one farmer to another and
to another farmer to be fed out for
market and then to market, would
there be three transactions on which
script would change hands and be
outstanding? This discussion eame
up in connection with the consider
ation of the effect the bill might have
on the pork producing industry.
The bill was also amended to apply
for five years instead of 10, which
was the original time limit.
Six commissioners instead of five
were also provided for in another
amendment, each commissioner to
represent two federal reserve dis
Mr. Ritner reviewed some of the
measures for farm relief that were
before congress. The Norris-Sinclair
bill had the support of the radicals
in both the senate and house, he said.
The Norbeck-Burtness bill had the
president's endorsement but the chief
criticism directed against it was that
the government was not sufficiently
protected under the provisions of the
bill for the loans authorized.
Both men praised Senator McNary
and Congressman Sinnott of Oregon
and Summers of Washington for
their work done in behalf of the bill.
F. B. Ingles of Dufur, vice presi
dent of the league, and A. R. Shum
way of Milton, both made talks.
Mayor Baker Will Be
Here on April 12th
Mayor George L. Baker of Portland,
who is a candidate for United States
Senator, has arranged to meet with
the voters of Heppner and vicinity
in a public meeting to be held in
this city on Saturday evening, April
12. Mayor Baker will arrange to
speak in lone in the afternoon of
the same date, and from there to
Heppner for the evening meeting. He
is now making a thorough canvas of
the Eastern Oregon section on behalf
of his candidacy, having left Portland
on the first to begin his campaign in
this section, and Heppner should give
the mayor a good hearing when he
PATRON TEACHERS TUESDAY.
The regular meeting of the Patron
Teachers association will be held on
next Tuesday afternoon at the high
school auditorium at 3 o'clock. As it
is Father and Son Week a program
has been planned for fathers and
sons: Health Alphabet, First Grade;
Song, First Grade; "What's Wrong
With Dad," Carl Cason; piano solo,
Harold Becket; duet, Mrs. Gillilan
and Leola Bennett.
A large attendance is requested as
this is an important meeting.
MRS. BOYER, President.
Dr. D. R. Haylor, eye specialist, in
rieppner April 20-21-22.
GENTRY FIELD, 2:30
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 1
Pretty Operetta Given
Last Night Before
LARGE CAST PLAYS
Beautiful Music, Clever Acting, and
Bright Costumes Feature Per
formance at Star Theater.
"Sylvia," a pretty, picturesque op
eretta, was presented before a packed
house at the Star theater last night
by the students of Heppner high
school. Interspersed with solos, duets,
quartets, choruses and drama the
musical play was brought to a ne
eessful conclusion by a east of 28
boys and girls in the garb of farm
lads and lassies and ladies and" gen
tlemen of the court. The costumes
portrayed the period when white wigs
were the vogue for those of noble
birth, and were colorful and attrac
Leola Bennett as Sylvia was as
pretty a court lady as could be wished
for, and her solo work measured up
well to the lead part she was por
traying. Betty, with whom Sylvia ex
changed lovers for a short time, each
of them being envious of the other's
position, only to learn that their own
was best suited to them, was well
taken by Violet Hynd. Sir Bertram
de Lacey was Sylvia's fiancee, a man
from the eourt who expressed all his
thoughts in poetry, while William, a
very matter-of-fact farm lad who had
little use for frills, was betrothed to
Betty. Sir Bertram and William were
acted respectively by Bruce Spaulding
and Earl Merritt. The plot hinged
around these four lovers, who, weak
in faith at first, came to be bound
steadfastly to their sweethearts in
A man of very much consequence In
the cast was Prince Tobbytum, which
part Paul Aiken performed in a very
complete and finished manner. His
solo, "For I'm A Man of Conse
quence," waa one of the best of the
The setting for both acts was a
hayfield, the ladies and gentlemen of
the court being in the country on a
visit. The operetta opened with a
chorus of farm lads and lassies who
also helped carry the theme of the
play,,. Those who composed the chor
us were: farmers' daughters, Kath
leen Mnaoney, Cecelia Kenny, Mary
Farley; farm lads, John Turner,
Crockett Sprouls, Austin Smith, Duck
Lee, Francis Doherty, Reid Buseick;
haymakers, Fay Ritchie, Velma Hall,
Lois Livingstone, Grace Buschke, Lu
cile McDuffee, Velma Huston, Reta
Crawford, Audrey Beymer.
Other minor parts, with solos and
dialogues were Polly, Molly and Dolly
played by Kathleen Monahan, Louise
Thompson and Marjorie Clark, and
Lady Arabella, lady-in-waiting to the
queen, and Lady Aram in ta, her sister,
played by Marguerite Hisler and Dor
is Flynn. Their parts were all well
The curtain dropped with a grand
finale of a chorus of the full east
singing "Harvest Moon." Accompan
iment by the high school orchestra
added greatly to the musical numbers.
diss Isabella Steele was musical
director, I. A. Mather, dramatic coach,
and Guy Hall, stage manager.
HEPPNER PLAYS CONDON.
Heppner will cross bats with Con
don on the local diamond next Sun
day afternoon, game starting at 2:30.
The locals have been working hard
the past week and "Spec" Aiken, field
captain, believes he has a nine that
will give the visitors a hot battle.
An outside battery which can deliver
the goods has been arranged for
Don't miss this game, it will be a
BOY SCOUTS WILL BE HOST.
A group of ten or fifteen boys to
gether with a committee of men from
lone will visit the Boy Scouts meet
ing on Saturday evening here, with
a view to perfecting a like organiza
tion in that town. Rev. W. W. Head,
pastor of the Congregational church
at lone, will serve as Scoutmaster,
with Ray Burnett as assistant. The
prospects are promising for a good