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    The Gazette-Times
Volume 41, Number 5.. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, MAY 1, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Per Year
D. A. Watson Is In Jail
For Passing Bogus
Depoitta $24,000 Check on Modesto,
Cal Bank With Pint
National Here.
Heppner experienced a deal in high
financing this week which elated her
for awhile, then when its true color
was revealed, fitted her with remorse
and consternation. And ai a result
one D. A. Watson, 75 yeart of age,
late of Modesto, Cat,, has fallen with
in the clutchei of the law and will
be given a chance to explain to the
jury the meaning of it all.
Last Saturday a deal was nearly
completed in the real estate office
of C. A. Minor in this city whereby
D. A. Watson of Modesto, Cal., was
to take over the Hamilton ranch in
this county belonging to A, Henrik
en, for the sum of some $50,000. It
was to be a cash deal, and on the face
of it there was nothing to lead one
to believe that Mr. Watson was not
acting in good faith, according to
Mr. Minor.
Wataon la Fraud.
In the course of the deal, to show
that he was acting in good faith,
Watson went to the First National
bank of this city and deposited a
check for $24,000 drawn on a Modesto
bank. He then wrote Mr. Henrikften
a check for $6,000 on the First Na
tional bank to hold the deal, and af
ter passing off several other checks,
he departed, so he asserted, on a
hurry-up business trip to Condon.
When the First National bank com
municated, with the Modesto bank
regarding the rating of Mr. Watson,
they reported him to be a fraud. Im
mediately a net was set for him and
he was located Monday at Pendleton,
where, it was learned later, he passed
off a number of checks on the bank
here. From Pendleton he went east,
and was next heard from Tuesday
when a Huntington bank wired the
Modesto bank if Mr. Watson's check
for $6,000 would be honored. The
Modesto bank replied that he was a
fraud and was wanted by the author
ities at He miner. The Modesto bank
also notified the Firat National here
that Watson was at Huntington, and
the First National immediately swore
out a warrant for his arrest and, had
him taken into custody there..
Watson was also in Calwell, Idaho,
Tuesday where he attempted to make
a large deposit with a bank, so it is
Deal Looked Good.
Mr. Minor and Mr. Henriksen were
both considerably disappointed with
the outcome of the deal, for if it had
been as represented it would have
been a boost to them and to the
county as well.
Watson was to have paid for the
ranch in cash, take immediate pos
session, and then he was going to ex
pend between $26,000 and $,'10,000 for
purebred cattle with which to stock
it. He declared, and had good evi
dence to support his declaration, says
Mr. Minor, taut he had just disposed
of a big tiact of land in California
and after looking all over Montana
and Idaho for a place to locate, had
decided that the Hamilton ranch was
the best proposition that he had come
He looked and acted like a man
with business judgment, declared Mr.
Minor, and there was nothing to lead
one to bolfeve that he wasn't per
fectly alright. There was only one
thing in the whole deal which seemed
out of the way to Mr. Minor. When
it was suggested that they have a
lawyer draw up the contract, Watson
told Minor to go ahead and fix It up 1 statement. Authorities say he ap
himself and It would be alright with ; pear to he perfectly sane.
To the Voters of Morrow County, Oregon :
The time has expired for the announce
ment of candidates for county offices and
no one has announced for the office of
County School Superintendent.
I am a duly registered member of the Re
publican party; I have all the requirements
prescribed by law for the office, of County
School Superintendent; I have taught in
Morrow County for four years, three years
at Lexington and one year as principal of
the Hantaan school.
I am married and have a family of two
boys, and my husband is teaching with me.
If the voters of Morrow County will write
in my name on the Primary Ballot as Can
didate for County School Superintendent
and I am nominated I will accept the nom
intion and if elected, I will qualify and give
my best efforts during my term of office to
the schools of Morrow County.
Dated this 30th day of April, 1924.
For County Superintendent of Schools
X Helen
(Paid Advertisement)
Heppner High School
Rated As First Class
Prof. E. F. Carlton, U. of O. Recota-
mende H. H. S. Be Admitted to
Northwest Aeaoclattoa.
The Heppner school board has just
been notified by E. F. Carlton, Ore
gon representative of the Northwest
Association of Secondary and Higher
Schools, that the Heppner High
School meets the standards required
by that association and that he has
accordingly recommended that it be
admitted to membership.
The standards of this association
are quite high as Is shown by the
fact that out of the 256 standard
four year high schools in this state
only 26 have so far been able to meet
tht) requirements. Approximately 60
measurements are taken which may
be grouped as follows:
(1) In general, size of city, number
of pupils, size of classes and work
required for graduation.
(2) Teachers, their prepration for
the work, character and amount of
work done.
(3) Organization of the school,
character and nature of..
(4) Efficiency of instruction, moral
and Intellectual tone of the school.
(5) Building, character and condi
tion of, equipment, library, labora
tories, etc.
For a number of years Heppner
has had a standard four year high
school, fully accredited by the state
department and the colleges and uni
versity of the state. The new stand
ardization by the Northwest Associa
tion will give the school full recog
nition in other states and enable its
graduates, so long as she holds this
rating, to be accepted in the colleges
and universities of other states with
out question.
The trial of the damage suit of
John Kelly vs. Neal White was heard
in the court of Justice Cornett in
this city Wednesday. Kelly was su
ing White for the value of 19 head
of sheep, alleged to have been killed
by White a year ago last fall, when
the latter drove into a band of Kelly's
sheep parked by herders on the mar
ket road out of Lexington and near
the farm of Otto Ruhl. The case
had been pending settlement for some
time, and finally came to an issue
and was heard yesterday before a
jury, C. L. Sweek appearing as at
torney for Kelly and S. E. Notson
for the defendant. After hearing the
testimony, the jury were taken out
to the place where the sheep had
been camped that the deliberative
body might view , the surroundings.
Upon returning the jury brought in
a verdict for the defendant. There
were a goodly number of witnesses
appearing for both litigants and the
Lexington community was quite well
represented at the hearing.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner were
lone people visiting in this city on
him. Mr. Minor said he did this and
when Watson looked it over he sug
gested a change here and there, as
any business man would, ard then
agreed to it. The thing which struck
Mr. Minor as being odd was his some
what loose manner in this regard.
Watson In Jail.
Watson had an automobile and
chauffeur who drove him over the
country. The chauffeur he picked
up at Cascade Locks. He was a tel
egraph operator and was having a
vacation at the time he Tell in with
Watson. Having proved his inno
cence of being complicated with any
of Watson's transactions he was turn
ed loose. He was loser somewhat on
number of checks which Watson
li.eH In n.v him.
Sheriff McDuffee left Tuesday i
night for Pendleton, going to Baker
Tuesday morning where Watson was
being held, and returned with him
last night. Watson is now in jail
awaiting trial.
Watson Is an elderly man 75 years
of age, and single, according to his
M. Walker
Monument Young Man
Is Spotted Fever Victim
On Monday last occurred the death
of Lyman Dewey Swick of Monu
ment, Grant county, youngest eon of
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Swick.
About three weeks ago Dewey was
presumably bitten by a poisonous tick
which caused a severe attack of
spotted fever. He was rushed at
once to a competent physician who
was in attendance frequently during
his illness but a complication of as
thma developed which caused uncon
trolable choking and a septic sore
throat. Since last Friday he had
been dangerously ill and Dr. Belnap
of Prairie Ctiy waa called in consul
tation but every effort to save his
life seemed in vain.
At the time of his death he was
25 years, 8 months and 9 days of
age, just in the prime of manhood
and a very successful stockman.
He was very popular with both old
and young which was plainly mani
fested by the large concourse of
friends who were in attendance at
the funeral.
Dewey leaves to mourn him besides
his friends and relatives of Monu
ment, John Day and Heppner, a bro
ken hearted mother and father, Mr.
and Mrs. L. D. Swick, and one bro
ther, Wm. Howard Swick of Monu
ment The family of four were very hap
py on their large stock ranch, but
now the vacancy is too large to be
filled by anyone. In this sad loss the
lamny nave me sympainy 01 in. in
tire community
Stockholders of Hotel
Heppner Hold Meeting
There was a meeting of the stock
holders of Hotel Heppner on Tues
day afternoon last at the office of
the secretary, C. L. Sweek. The
meeting had been called for the pur
pose of making some disposition of
the property and there was a fair
majority of stock present and voting.
After considerable discussion of
the present status of the company.
and the hearing of a proposition for
taking over the property made by the
present lessee, Mr. Bell, it was voted
to place the disposition of the prop
erty in the hands of the board of
directors with instructions to sell the
property to Mr. Bell, or to anyone
else on the best terms obtainable,
following which the corporation will
be dissolved and go out of business.
Frank Lleuallen of this city has
decided to enter the race for sheriff
on the democratic ticket. He came
to this conclusion a little too late to
tret his name printed on the official
ballot, hence he is asking the demo
crats of the county, when they go to
the polls to vote on the 18th, to write
in his name for that place, and he
nays that if nominated, he will make
the race and do his utmost to win
out in the fall election. Mr. Lieu-
alien has followed farming and
ranching In Morrow county for a
good many years, and but just recent
ly retried from that line of endeavor.
He is a native of Umatilla county
and cornea from pioneer stock and Is
well thought of by his friends and
neighbors and should ba able to carry
his party strength in the race for the
important office of sheriff.
Won Loet Pet.
lone S 0 1.000
Condon 1 1 .666
Heppner 1 2 .SSS
Arlington 0 1 .000
At Condon IS, Heppner 6,
At lone 4, Arlington S.
Condon at Heppner.
lone at Arlington.
Mr, and Mrs. W. B. Barratt arrived
home on Tuesday from Portland.
Than nntra naon ariacnt for the n
three weeka and during that time I
toured much of the Willamette and
Rogue River valleys, Mr. Barratt at
tending a meeting of the grand chap
ter of Royal Arch Masons at Albany,
the unveiling of the monument, "The
Circuit Rider," at Salem, and the
past week taking in the dedication
ceremonies of the Robert A. Booth
bridge at Winchester in Douglas
eounty. There was a splendid crowd
of people at the bridge dedication and
the ceremonies passed off in a suc
cessful manner. Mr. and Mrs. Bar
ratt traveled some 1300 mllea while
on the trip.
Earl W. Gordon has accepted a po
sition with Patterson ft Son, drug
gists, in this city and began with
them this morning. He has been lo
cated for the past year or more at
Arlington where he had charge of
the drug store of Dr. Donnelly. Mrs.
Gordon is expected to join her hus
band by the first of the coming week.
Earl began his career as a druggist
in the Patterson store in this city
and he ia glad to be back among old
friends again. Vern Sage, who has
been with Patterson and Son since
about the middle of December, will
seek labor in another field, possibly
going to California.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mahoney of
Portland have been the guests this
week at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney in this city. D. J. is
the eldest of the Mahoney brothers
and though a resident of Portland for
some years this is his first visit to
Heppner. Mr. Mahoney is a travel
ing salesman, having been engaged in
this line of work since he was a lad
of seventeen. He reprenta the big
wholesale merchandise firm of But
ler Bros., of Chicago, and while vis
iting in this city is looking up bus
iness for bis company.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Barlow are in
town today from their home on Rhea
creek. Mra. Barlow returned home
Tuesday from Oregon City, where she
had been for a few days, accompany
ing her daughter, Mrs. Shunk, to her
home in that city. Frosts have done
a lot of injury to strawberries and
some other small fruit crops about
Oregon City, Mrs. Barlow states, and
the need of rain ia being felt very
badly in the Willamette valley as
well as in the Eastern Oregon coun
try. Mr. and Mra. Louis Marquart who
reside out north of Lexington, were
in Heppner Saturday, Mr. Marquart
was not complaining about the crop
outlook, but like all our farmers from
out that way, he would be pleased
to have some good showers of rain;
the anxiety would be thus relieved.
The grain haa come very thick this
season and a few days of northwest
wind soon haa a serious effect, es
pecially where the ground is shallow.
L. E. Van Marter has again taken
charge of the store of the Peoples
Hardware Company in this city, suc
ceeding Johnnie lliatt, who resigned
recently to go into business for him
self. Mr. Van Marter, who has been
engaged in the real estate and in
surance business for the past year
or so, was formerly manager of the
hardware company and this work is
not new to him.
Joseph Eskolson was in the city a
short tmie Tuesday, making this of
fice a pleasant call. He arrived at
Lexington on SundAy from his home
in Salem for a short visit with mem
bers of hia family in this county.
He states that the Salem country was
hit with heavy frosts during the past
couple of weeks, and much damage
to early fruit has resulted.
Wallace Jones of Crcswell, Oregon,
has accepted the pastorate of the
Christian church at Lexington and is
expected to begin his labors with the
church there on the second Sunday
in May. He la a graduate of the
Eugene Bible University.
Anniversary Program Is
Enjoyed by .Oddfellows
In commemoration of the 105th an
niversary of the founding of the or-
"uu . "iw "uge no.
w ui una cuy waa nosi on Daturaay
evening to the members of the sin
ter lodges of the county, and all
branches of Oddfellowship represent
ed here were gathered together in
large numbers at the hall on this
There was an extensive program
that waa greatly enjoyed. Various
lodges of the county contributed
numbers, and a feature that was
greatly enjoyed was the male quar
tet from the Pilot Rock lodge, this
company coming "loaded" and ren
dering numerous fine selections that
delighted everyone that heard them.
There were some 150 members of the
subordinate lodges and Rebekahs of
the county, and after listening to the
splendid program, light refreshments
of Ice cream, cake and coffee was
served and then a social time was
had, In which the assemblage par
ticipated until after midnight. It was
pronounced one of the best times the
lodge in this city ever had.
The program was carried out as
Anniversary ritual.
Vocal solo Edna Vaughn
Address of welcome -...8. E. Notson
Selections, male quartet...Pilot Rock
Vocal duet, two members of quartet
Address, "Three Links, Past Pres
ent and Future," Rev. W. W. Head,
Piano solo Miss Lee, Lexington
Swiss yodeling
Marvin Roy, Pilot Rock
Selections - Male quartet
Each number on this program was
first class and there were many re
sponses to the hearty encores.
Arlington Battles lone
Close Game; Score 4-3
With several new men in their
line-up Arlington played lone to a
stand-still on the Egg City diamond
Sunday. lone edged their opponents
out in the ninth frame with the
count 4-3. lone still remains unde
feated. They will play Arlington
again next Sunday at Arlington.
On Saturday evening, May 10, a
smoker will be staged at the Lexing
ton gym for the benefit of the build
ing fund. This smoker will be the
best one of the season and there will
be two main events staged. Harold
Ahalt of lone will take on Joe Black
well of Heppner, and Russell Wright
of Lexington and Ray Dempsey of
Boardman will have another go, they
having fought to a draw down at
Boardman recently. The bout be
tween Ahalt and Blackwell will be
six 2-minute rounds. The admis
sion charges for the smoker will be
25, 50 and 75 cents and the entertain
ment will be worth the money.
At the regular meeting of Klan No.
33, Lexington, to be held on next
Monday night, there will be joint in
itiation of both men and women at
the Klan hall. The women have just
recently been organized and new
members are to be taken in at this
joint meeting on Monday evening.
The ceremonies will be followed by
a good social time and refreshments.
This occasion will also be In the na
ture of an anniversary celebration, it
being just a year since the Morrow
county Klan waa instituted and it
also being the anniversary of the
national organiiation.
A regular communication of Hepp
ner Lodge No. 69, A, F. &
A. M will be held Satur
day evening, May 3rd. A
full attendance of mem
bers Is requested. Visiting
bre thorn are made to feel
at home. By order of the W, M.
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary,
Portland to Be Scene of
Anti-Saloon League
A "Council of War" In which moral
forces of the Northwest will Join to
lay plana for an intensive campaign
against violation and non-enforcement
of the Prohibition laws has
been called by the Anti-Saloon Lea
gues of Washington, Idaho and Ore
gon, for June 3-4-6 in Portland.
A "Committee of One Thousand"
is being organized to insure the suc
cess of this citizen's law enforce
ment congress and several national
ly known speakers have already ac
cepted places on the program, it is
announced. In addition will be a
number of outstanding figures of the
In a letter to W. J. Herwig, Super
intendent of the Oregon Anti-Saloon
League, Governor Walter M. Pierce
pledges the Congress his support,
declaring "something must be done
to arouse the citizens or the enemy
of Prohibition in this territory will
be in control. Dishonest officials and
lax law enforcement today threaten
the life of our civilization, the most
perfect that man has ever developed.
"1 find that apathy and Indifference
of our own people in the enforcement
of the Prohibition Laws a severe
handicap," he says. "Time for ac
tion is at hand and the time is ripe
for a mighty movement for a vigor
ous enforcement of all laws. I will
be pleased to do anything in my pow
er to make the Congress a success.
Let us make this Congress ao great
and so effective that there can be
no mistake as to the sentiment, pur
pose and determination of the moral
forces in the obedience to and the
enforcement of our Prohibition Stat
utes." A great law enforcement rally
planned for Municipal Auditorium
the evening of June 5 will provide
the climax for the Congress. Gover
nor Pat Neff of Texas Is scheduled
as the principal speaker of the eve
ning and additional delegates from
all parts of the northwest will join
in the final meeting.
Other speakers now obtained for
the three day series of meetings are
"Pussyfoot" Johnson, world renown
ed reformer, journalist, author and
globe trotter who, his supporters af
firm, "lost an eye which will make
England dry"; Dr. F. Scott McBride
of Chicago, newly elected superin
tendent of the Anti-Saloon League
of America, and Dr. A. E. Cooke, the
"fighting parson cf Vancouver, B. C
Dr. Cooke's subject will be, "How
Regulation and Control of the Li
quor Traffic Does Not Work in Brit
ish Columbia."
A survey of the benefits of Prohi
bition in the Northwest is Hearing
completion and will be presented to
the Congress. This review of the
dry law results in the three states
ia given by leaders of the Congress
as the first object of the gathering.
Other purposes they anonunce as fol
lows: Second: "To create a stronger sen
timent for obedience to law; to make
it unpopular for citizens to violate
the Constitution of the land; to
brand those who patronize bootleg
gers as criminals equally guilty with
the bootlegger; to give attention to
a more intense fidelity to all law,
especially the Prohibition Statutes,
as the only sare foundation of gen
uine partiotism, high morality and
true citizenship."
Third: "To awaken and unite all
moral forces in an aggressive and
effective campaign for the enforce
ment of the Prohibition Statutes, by
supporting and encouraging all faith
ful officers who are doing their duty
and. by driving out of office all who
fail to effectively enforce the Pro
hibition Laws."
Prohibtion leaders declare the call
ing together of all moral forces in
the Northwestern states is "in recog
nition of the tremendous propaganda
which is being carried on to nullify
Prohibition and discredit the law."
The three Anti-Saloon Leagues
have invited alt organizations inter
ested in law and order, churches, lo
cal, county and state W. C. T. U.,
Young People's Societies, Adult Bible
clr.sses to send delegates. Member
ship in the. "Committee of One Thou
sand" will embrace citizens from
throughout the three states. The in
itiation fee of $2 will be used in de
fraying expenses of the Congress.
All sessions of the Congress, ex
cept the closing rally, are scheduled
for White Temple, beginning Tues-
iday, June 3, at 7.30 p. m. Meetings
will be held all day Wednesday and
Thursday, ending with the Thursday
night rally.
Lord's Day, May 4, 1924.
Give your soul, and God a chance
to co-operate go to church next
Lord's Day. Our doors are wide open
and Bible school begins at 9:45;
come and find your class. Commun
ion and preaching at 11 o clock.sub
ject of the morning sermon, "What
the Scriptures Teach About Foot
Washing." The Christian Endeavor-
era hold their meeting at 7 o'clock,
the subject being, "Christ s Tempta
tion and Ours," and the leader is
Jim Stout. Shall we look for you?
Evening preaching service at 8 o-
clock, subject, "Is Anger Christian?"
We Bhall be delighted to have you
worship with us.
Mrs. Devlne of the Needlecraft
Shop has purchased the hemstitching
machine of Mrs. C. C. Patterson and
takes immediate possession of the
same. She is now prepared to do
all work in this line.
Mrs. Bessie Thompson of Echo was
called to Heppner on Thursday last
by the very serious illneas of her
mother, Mrs. Francis Gordon, and has
been in constant attendance at the
bedside of her mother since. Mrs.
Gordon Is stilt very low and there
is no hope held out for her recovery.
Students Raise Money
For A Student Union
Long Felt Want at Ualveraity air
Orrfo Te Be Cared For by
$21,87 la Pledge.
Univeraity of Oregon, Eugene,
April 30. (Special.) In a campaign
lasting only three days, the students
on the campus at the University of
Oregon at Eugene raised more than
1200,000 to build a student union as
their part of the University's 15,000,
000 gift campaign. Their total sub
scription amounted to $219,087, most
of them pledging $100, payable over
a ten-year period. Many of the dor
mitories and living organizations
pledged one hundred per cent of their
The student union is to provide a
center for the social life and student
organizations on the campus. It will
contain officea for the student offi
cials and the graduate manager, com
mittee rooma, a dining room, reading
rooms, and social rooms. The Uni
versity of Oregon student body haa
grown ao large that it is necessary
to have some such center for a com
mon meeting ground for students
from all parte of the campus.
A number of other universities
throughout the country have built
student unions which have proved
most successful. The student cam
paign seta a record for quick cam
paigning and is a challenge to the
alumni of the University who are
seeknig to raise $1,000,000 among
themselves daring the month of May,
and to the people of the rest of the
state who will have opportunity to
make contributions to the Gift Cam
paign next fall.
The citizena of Eugene have offer
ed to erect a $500,000 auditorium as
their part of the program, and the J
alumni have undertaken to provide
an adequate libtary building, a mem
orial court in honor of the forty
seven University of Oregon men who
died In the world war. and s men's
The $5,000,000 gift campaign has
been made necessary because the
University ia determined to keep its
standards of instruction high despite
incresing enrollment. This policy
of giving Oregon" students the best
possible education has required that
practically all of the University's
income be spent on instruction, leav
ing scant margin for building pur
poses. The $5,000,000 building pro
gram will provide all the necessary
additions to the plant of the Univer
sity that are required for the next
five years' growth.
Earl Hootman, eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. B. Hootman, was severe
ly burned by s powder explosion on
Wednesday evening. With some other
boys on the way home from school,
one lad produced a tobacco can in
which there was some black powder,
and the suggestion was made that
they "touch it off.' A match was
applied, but the powder failed to ex
plode, and curious to know what the
trouble was, Earl took a look at the
can just as the explosion occurred.
The result was a very badly burned
face and he ia now wearing a false
face of cotton and gauze while his
injuries heal. Following the explo
sion, the other lads immediately skip
ped out, leaving Earl to his fate. He
rushed into the house 'of Henry
Schwarx near by, and Mrs. Scwarc
and Mrs, Kennedy ministered to his
injuries, and the lad was taken to the
doctor's office. One eye is swelled
shut, but it is thought that the in
juries to the boy's eyes are not ser
ious. Oregon breeders of pure bred
sheep are marking their lambs with
ear tags this month before they are
too large to identify. Properly kept
breeding records save much time in
making out the registration papers.
Permanent and regularly devised
breeding records can be obtained
from any good farm record book, ac
cording to H. D. Sc udder, professor
of farm management at the collepe.
Prices Slashed
Our Sale Will Continue on ALL Merchandise
at Greatly Reduced Prices
AH Hardware, Ammunition, Cutlery, Etc., at
FLORENCE OIL RANGES A 5c, 10c ft 15c Counters, Value, to
high grade combustion oil stove.
8-burner with oven, regular $44.00 ?liO
HARDWOOD 10c Board Foot T,,u'- ,3 ""'t
Inch gang plow, regular 1175s now
DANE BL'CK RAKES, Reg. 105; $120.00
SELLING BELOW WHOLE- I-bottom. 16-Inch Now IB5.M
Oliver steel lever harrowe, regular
DANE MOWER, Regular 1110.00; 15 00 rt"": ",w
- $70.00
DRILLS Rare Bargalne 20-7 Now 175.00
hoe Van Brunt: Regular $230, now p STOVER - Now $l.0
$150.,00 J-ll. P. WATERLOO Now IIM.M
Peoples Hardware Co.
Heppner, Oregon
TO Cfiil, 13-fi
Breaks Against Locals
. Responsible For
Two Flukea, Some Errors, a ad Hooaer
By Brown Combine to Jiax
Fourth Frame.
Taking the breaki fn an otherwise
closely contested game at Condon,
Sunday, the Condon boyi walloped
Heppner to the tune of 13-6. Hepp
ner errori at inopportune timet were
the aource of the breaks that ipelled
the undoing of the locals.
It didn't take shape in the form of
a general "blow-up, and no one man
waa entirely responsible it just hap
pened. Condon got in three earned
runs the first time up. Then In the
second inning Heppner put serosa
three of the same kind. Neither team
scored in the third frame, bat then
came the fatal fourth.
Condon at bat, no tallies apd two
gone. A little pop fly to Moore on
second it looked like a cinch oat
but, as sometimes happens, he muff
ed H; next man up sticks oat a sin
gle. 'Roberts walks the next. Bases
full, and "Pern" Brown, Teteran stick
er steps up and clouts s high one
over the center fielder's head for a
home run. Thus break number one
allowed Heppner's opponents four
scores. But the inning Is not yet
done. Another man steps up and
sticks a grounder down to Van Mar
ter at third. Van fields it clean, bat
pulls Aiken off the bag st first on
the throw. Thus another man got
on, and s couple more hits netted
Condon two more runs, when Roberts
fanned the third man to take the
count. Several of th e h i te which
we refer to, were not clean hits, but
should have been fielded. Therefore,
considerable loose playing as veil as
the breaks was responsible for scores.
Fred Roberts, pitcher, and Jim
Conley, shortstop, are the only men
in the Heppner lineup who did not
have one or more errors chalked up
against them. Roberts pitched s nice
game and was held up in fins shape
by "Dutch" McPherrin, catcher. Ralph
Moore and "Spec" Aiken each knock
ed a three-bagger for the locals,
while Drake and Aiken tied for hit
ting honors, each getting three elean
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Date of School Play
Set Ahead A Week
Is it possible to tell th, absolute
truth even for twenty-four houra?
It is at least Bob Bennett, th, hero
of "Nothing But The Truth," accom
plished the feat. The bet ha made
with his business partners, and the
trouble he got into with his part
ners, his friends, and hia fiancee
ia the subject of the high school
play to be given at the Star theater,
Wednesday, May 14. The data waa
changed from Hay 7 to this time in
order that more thorough prepara
tion could be made for ita presenta
tion, and the managen assure all
lovers of drama a treat on thia occa
sion. The cast of characters follows:
Robert Bennett Carl Cason
E. M. Ralston Clarence Carmichael
Dick Donnelly Reid Buseick
Clarence Van Dusen... Guy Hall
Bishop Doran Bruce Spalding
Gwendolyn Ralston, Bernice Woodson
Mrs. E. M. Ralston Fay Ritchie
Ethel Clark. Violet Hynd
Mable Jackson.... Elaine Sigsbee
Sable Jackson Kathleen Mahoney
Martha Dorothea Anderson