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Volume 41, Number 7. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1924. Subscription $2.00 Tcr Year
RESPONSE 10 CALL
More Than 100 Men Turn
Out to Make Clean-Up
MAYOR IS PLEASED
Another Year Will Witness Job Com
pleted That Wu go Well
Mayor Noble la happy over the re
mlti obtained through the very gen
eroui response to his call for a hol
iday on Tuesday last, that the Hepp
ner cemetery might be cleaned up, the
rubbish removed, and the grounds
placed In a mora attractive and or
More than 100 men were In attend
ance, and besides these were trucks
and teams sufficient to haul away the
rubbish as fast as it was gathered
up. The workmen were organised
efficiently, and under the direction of
proper leaders there was no lost mo
tion and the work was put over in
record time. Much of the weeds and
grass was removed, many lots
smoothed up and the result Is that
the graveyard presents a much neater
Another year more grass will be
removed and it may be possible then
to complete this work.
Mayor Noble, on behalf of himself
and the city council, desires this
paper to express his sincere appre
ciation and thanks to all who so gen
erously responded on this occasion.
The entire community was represent
ed by those who took part in this
work, and the manner in which it
was done, and the fine spirit of co
operation prevailing, is gratifying.
Mayor Noble states that it is hard
to And just the proper words in which
to express his full measure of ap
preciation to tha citizens, business
men and neighbors of the commun
ity who aided in this good work.
Mrs. Annie Williams
Remembered by Party
Mrs. Annie Williams of Sand Hol
low celebrated her 73rd birthday on
Friday lat, and the date was made
the occasion for a very pleasant sur
prise on her by her neighbors. Mrs.
O. T. Ferguson and Mrs. Garnet liar
rat t planned the party which was
given in the afternoon at the Fergu
son home. The affair was very pleas
ant and the neighbors and friends
of Mrs, Williams joined with her in
having a good time. Refreshments
were served and M rs. Williams re
ceived a large number of appropriate
gifts, all expressive of the high es
teem in which she is held.
Those present were Mrs. R. W.
Turner, Miss Anita Turner, Mrs.
Ralph Scott, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs.
M. J. Devln, Mrs. Frank Lieuallen,
Mrs, Jack Hynd, Mrs. Henry Crump
from town; Mrs. Garnet Barratt, Mr.
and Mrs. Clint Sharp, Mr. and Mrs.
Alva Cs e beer, Mrs. Kasinger, Mr.
and Mrs. V. L. Stickel, Mrs. B. R.
Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Fergu
son, R. W. Turner, M. J. Stickel, Mr.
Kite, were the nearby neighbors.
LEXINGTON PEOPLE PICNIC.
Some 60 or more residents of Lex
ington and vicinity hud a fine picnic
in the mountains on Sunday, driving
out to near the Hamilton ranch on
Rhea creek. They greatly enjoyed
the day, which was a warm one, in
the shade of the trees where there
was an abundance of good, cool
mountain water. Games of various
kinds were indulged In, and the usual
fine spread of good things to oat
that had been brought along in well
filled basketa waa a big feature. The
picnic was planned by the ladies of
the Lexington sewing club as an en
tertainment especially to tho male
members of their families.
X lrs. Opal Clark
AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION
MAY 16th, 1921.
I am a legal resident and taxpayer of
Morrow County. I am a gradute of the
Oregon Normal School ; have had advanced
work at the University of Oregon and ten
years experience. Two years exprience in
rural schools, one in McMinnville, one in
Tacoma, Wash., and six years in the Ilepp
ner Public School.
If nominated nd elected I will devote my
entire time to the work. I have no pet
hobbies to foist upon the taxpayers of the
County, but pledge myself to give an econ
omical and efficient administration of the
schools of Morrow County.
Your Vote Will Be Appreciated
Blackwell Is Champion
at Lexington Smoker
Ahalt Quits In Fourth Round After
Taking Punishment From
In the main event at the Lexington
high school smoker, staged in the
Lexington gymnasium Saturday night,
Joe Blackwell, local white hope, car
ried off the laurels when Harold
Ahalt, of Cecil, failed to stay for the
stated six rounds. Ahalt quit at the
end of the fourth round when he was
unable to find his corner after receiv
ing several of Blackwell'a lefts to
The match appeared to be -mostly a
sparring affair for the first three
rounds with Ahalt taking the aggres
sive. Ahalt fought from a crouching
position and landed his blows with a
charge. Blackwell, however, got in
some good licks before Ahalt could
withdraw, and because of his longer
reach and extra 15 pounds of weight
had a decided advantage over his
smaller opponent. Blackwell floored
Ahalt twice, but each time he bounced
back like a rubber ball. In the fourth
Blackwell opened up with everything
he had, which spelled the finish of
the little fellow.
Some good preliminaries preceded
the main event. As a curtain-raiser
"Battling" .Lane and "Knock-out"
Warner, two first-grade youngsters,
fought viciously to a draw. An exhi
bition bout between Vester Lane and
Buster Gentry to a draw was the
fastest match of the evening. The
young son of Neilly White and Don
Turner, in the kindergarten depart
ment of the boxing game, swung mits
like old-timers, and the decision ac
corded equal honors. Leonard Schwarz
and Smith of lone, who had fought
to a draw at a previous smoker, mix
ed 'em again with neither getting the
decision. Young Ed Keller, and
"Toots" McAlUter put on a good
stunt bout, Keller knocking McAlinter
out in the second round from the
vantage point of a chair. Russell
Wright and Ray Dempsey fought to
BROTHERHOOD HAS MEETING.
The Men's Brotherhood of the
Christian church held its first month,
ly meeting at the church parlors on
Monday evening, with a fairly good'
attendance. After a splendid lunch
eon served by the ladies of the Will
ing Workers society, the men conven
ed in the Endeavor room and a short
business session was held and the
organization completed. A general
discussion of the question why men
do not attend church, was introduced
and a very representative number
of those present took part. The ques
tion as not definitely settled, but
th-re watv much of interest presented
and it was fully demonstrated that
this is a real question a problem
that is not easy to solve. The pro
gram committee had hoped to secure
some representative man of the com
munity, a non-church goer, who
would present that side of the ques
tion, but they failed, after interro
gating a number to this effect, and
it devolved upon members of the
brutheihood to put up that side of
the case aa best they could from
what they had been able to learn
from conversation and association
with the non-church going man. It
is the intention of the brotherhood,
so we are informed, to have all dis
cussions just as informal aa possible,
and the majority of the subjects to
be debated will havt to do with prob
lems confronting the church from the
standpoint of the male membership.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL.
Starting the first week in June, the
Methodist Community church will
hold their annual Vacation Bible
School. Definite dates and more de
tailed plans will be announced later.
BACCALAUREATE AT LEXINGTON.
The baccalaureate sermon for the
graduating clans of the Lexington
high school will be given Sunday,
May 18, 1924, 11 o'clock, at the Firat
1 Congregational church. Rev. D. J.
; flillander will deliver the address.
Man Is Killed When
His Car Turns Over
Driving into lone Saturday morn
ing, Marcellus Williams met with an
accident and his car turned over on
the grade on the Gooseberry road
about two miles out of town, caus
al must immediate death of the driver.
Riding with Mr, Williams was his
brother-in-law, Robert Mathison.
Just at the head of the grade and
coming around a sharp turn Mr.
Williams met a team, and turning out
Loo abruptly, the car ran up an em
bankment and turned over. Mr. Will
iams was caught under the car but
Mr. Mathison escaped injury and get
ting a fence post raised the machine
off Mr. Williams, who appeared to be
dead though his pulse was not gone.
He expired, however, before reaching
Mr. Williams was about 70 years
of age and had suffered two strokes
of paralysis previous to this acci
dent, and it is the opinion of Mr.
Mathison, judging from his apparent
loss of control over the car, that he
was attacked the third time by paral
ysis and it Was really from this that
he died. His body was somewhat
crushed by the weight of the car,
but he was doubtless in an uncon
scious condition when the car went
Mr. Williams, whose home was in
Portland, was at lone on a visit to
his brother, John Williams, and was
traveling in a Ford roadster, made
into a light truck. He had been
here but a few days. He formerly
farmed in the Jordan Butte country
owning the ranch recently disposed
of b Chas. Devin, but retired from
the farming game a good many years
ago and moved to Portland where he
has since made his home. The re
mains were prepared for shipment
and sent to Portland Tuesday.
Gets One Year in Pen
For Broking into House
Robert Mills, who was indicted on
tho charge of larceny from a dwell
ing, was arraigned before Judge
Phelps on Tuesday, and upon a plea
of guilty, was sentenced to one year
in the penitentiary at Salem. Chas.
Voyles, indicted on a similar charge,
will have his hearing in the juvenile
court before Judge Campbell, and his
case will be disposed of there.
To the Voters of Morrow
Because of a misunderstanding, a
notice appeared in this paper last
week announcing my candidacy for
my present position. Permit me to
say that because the County Unit
Plan of Adminisrtation and Taxation
was to be placed on the ballot, a
system, which if adopted by the vot
era of the county, would abolish the
office of County School Superintend
ent, I did not wish to be a candidnte
at the Primary Election. Should the
unit plan fail to be adopted, then
my attitude at the General Election
could be announced Inter.
Very truly yours,
LENA SNELL SHURTE,
CATTLE TO PORTLAND.
C, W. McNamor and Percy Hughes
shipped two cars of fat CHttle from
the Hoppnor yards to Portland yos
terday morning. Last week these
gentlemen made a shipment of sever
al curs, also, part of which went to
the Seattle market. Mr, McNnmer
reports some considerable activity in
the cnttlo market at tha present, and
stntes that shipments will be going
out from Heppner regularly for some
, little time to come. Reef off the range
j is In excellent condition just now,
jbut the dry weather will cut the feed
Lon McCabe, who spent three days
in the city on the grand jury ,is
just recovering from a long spell of
sickness. It is bis first visit to
Heppner since last December, and
for nine weeks he was laid up in the
house and not able to get out. His
trouble was neuritis, and for a man
who had never been sick before it was
pretty tough to have to remain in
side all those long weeks. Mr. Mc
Cabe, who farms quite extensively in
the Fairview district, thinks his grain
has been quite badly inured by the
drought, but hopes to harvest a pret
ty good lot of grain at that. Each
season the crop Is entirely destroyed
about three times, yet there is some
thing to put in the sack when reaping
Lloyd Countryman arrived from
Nam pa, Idaho,, last evening and in a
week will leave with Mrs. Countryman
for their new location at Red Bluffs,
Calif. Mrs. Countryman has been
visiting for several weeks at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Daisy Hall
in this city. Mrs. Hall accompanies
Mr. and Mrs. Countryman as far as
Bridal Veil, where she will visit for
a time at the home of her sister,
Mrs. T. E. Chidsey and will also go
to Vancouver, Wash., for a visit with
other relatives. Billy Hall goes to
California and will make his home
with his sister and her husband.
Dr. McMurdo has recently made
tome improvements on his residence
property. Some of the big poplar
trees that have stood as land marks
in that part of the city for years,
have been removed and converted
into stove wood. A concrete wall
also built in which a new iron fence
wilt be anchored, that adds to the at
tractiveness of the premises. This
work was done by Ed Bucknum and
Henry Blnckman came in from
Portland last evening and will spend
a short time in the city looking after
business affairs and enjoying a visit
with old-time friends. He is making
his homejn Portland for the summer.
Judge Gilbert W. Phelps was over
from Pendleton for three days this
week, holding an adjourned session
of circuit court. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Phelps. They returned to
Pendelton on Wednesday evening.
Pete Slavin, sheepman of this coun
ty, made sale of his band this week,
delivery after shearing. The reported
price received was $10 per head.
J. A. Funk, engaged in wool buying
for the Boston firm of Hollowell.
Jones A Donald, is here from his
home at Enterprise.
Mrs. May Hughes was here the first
of the week from her home at Yank
ton, Oregon, having business in the
J. S. Beckwith, court reporter from
Pendleton was in the city for three
days this week, attending circuit
James A, Fee, Jr., attorney of Pen
dleton, was attending circuit court
In this city this week.
H. J. Warner, Rheepmnn of Pendle
ton and Pilot, Rock, was a visitor
Rough lumber, $1G per 1000 at tho
mill. Pyle & Grimes, Parkers Mill,
Louio J. Gntes, a grain buyer of
The Dalles, was in the city on nod
Edward Roitmann, wheat raiser of
lone, was a visitor here today.
The annual Memorial service under
the auspices of Rawlins Post No. 31,
G. A. R., will be hold in the Christinn
church, Sunday, Mny 25 ( at 11 o'clock
a. m., and the sermon will be preach
ed by W . (. Livingstone, pastor. All
the patriotic organizations of tho city
are cordially invited to attend.
N. S. WHETSTONE. Commander,
J. C. BALL, Adjutant.
U. of 0. Alumni Are
Apportioned $260 Each
Eugene, Ore,, May 14. Alumni of
the University of Oregon have ad
opted the phrase "Get or Give $260"
aa their slogan for the Gift Campaign
wht'.H they are carrying on this
month. The sum of $260 has been
selected as the minimum alumni
standard of giving. It is the indiv
idual share which every graduate and
former student is asked to assume in
raising the $1,000,000 fund which is
the alumni's part of he $5,000,000
The $260 share was arrived at by
dividing the million dollars required
by the thirty-eight hundred Univer
sity of Oregon alumni whose addres
ses the University had verified. In
order that every alumnus will be able
to pledge $260 the .plan provided that
those who cannot give this' amount
may secure it from others and the
payments are spread over a period
of five years.
This plan is th most equitable
one that could be devised," said Rob
ert Kuykendall, president of the
Alumni association and National
Chairman of the Gift Campaign. "It
is just as democratic as the life on
the campus at Eugene and it tits in
with the best traditions of the Uni
versity. The share of $260 is a min
imum share adopted so that every
loyal alumnus could do his part.
Many alumni of the University will
give many times the $260 share, but
everyone is expected to do at least
'About fifty-five per cent of our
graduates received their degrees
within the last ten years, and so they
are not as yet able to give large
urns to the University. But the
terms of paying the $260 share are
made aa easy as possible so that all
may take part. Payments mny be
made over a period of five years.
Most of the students on the cam
pus have pledged $100 apiece for the
campaign, and the faculty have pledg
ed an average of more than $2 GO
onch, so the alumni can certainly care
for their individual shares."
Lexington High Will
Give Play Tomorrow
The senior class of Lexington high
school will present the comedy-drama
"Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters"
at the high school auditorium on
tomorrow evening, Friday, May 16,
with the following cast of charac
ters: Dr. Harlem, principal of Greenlake
Seminary Paul Morey
Harry Harlem, his son
Jonathan Wild Butts
Lucy Harlem, the doctor's daughter
Mrs. Loring Hazel Broadley
Dilly, picked up from the streets
Fred Hastings and Bob Winders.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST.
Lord's Day, May 18, 1924.
Earth, worry, toil, care for six con
secutive days; now let us try the
church, worship, thoughts of God,
visions of heaven, the sense of His
presence, for one day His day. We
begin with the Bible school at 9:45
then follows the communion and
preaching service at 11 o'clock
theme of the morning sermon will
be "Specializing In Godliness." The
Christian Endoavorers will moct at
7 o'clock, the theme being "Missions
and Business," The evening service
will be given over to the annual Bac
calaureate service of the high school
the service being held at 8 o'clock
and Rev. F. R. Spalding of the Moth
odist church will preach the sermon.
This Is a union service and everyone
is cordially invited to attend,
CIRCUIT COURT IT
Grand Jury Returned 4
True Bills and One
Not True Bill.
Judge Gilbert W. Phelps came over
from Pendleton on Monday and held
a short session of circuit court, that
pending business on the docket might
be cleared out of the way of the
regular June term.
The grand jury was called together
and for three days they considered
matters brought to their attention.
The jury consists of Karl L. Beach,
foreman, E. H. Kellogg, A. A. Mc
Cabe, Adam Blahm, G. W. Peck, W.
S. Smith, and Ruth B. Mason. Dur
ing their three days of work, the
jury brought in four true bills and
one not true bill. Other matters
were under investigation, but wit
nesses not being available the jury
was permitted by the court to take
a recess and will be called together
Business on the docket, disposed of
by the court, follows:
Heppner Farmers Elevator Co. vs.
A. E. McBride; dismissed on motion
W, S. Smith vs. R. O. Donovan and
O. R. Donovan; default and judg
ment. A. C. Jensen vs. D. M. Ward; de
fault and judgment.
Phill Cohn- vs. N. S. Whetstone;
settled and dismissed.
First National Bank of Heppner vs.
W. E. Wiglesworth, et al.; decree for
plaintiff as per stipulation.
Ruth Aura Cantwell vs. Lee Cant-
well; decree for plaintiff; plaintiff
awarded custody of minor children.
M, Belle Thompson vs. W. W. How
ard, et al.; findings and decree.
May Porter Hughes vs. Joseph J.
Hughes and Matt T. Hughes; suit
J. C. Gilbert vs. Harry L. Duval, et
ux., Frank Saling, et ux., D. E. Gil-
man and Victor Wray; default as to
Harry L. Duval, et ux. and Victor
Way; decree as per stipulation as to
other parties. Default as to Harry
Duval and wife on cross complaint of
Frank and Vasti Saling.
Amy Hatkma vs. Elisha C. Wat-
kins; demurrer to complaint over
ruled by consent; ten days to ans
wer. Margaret Jones vs. W. P. Mahoney,
administrator of estate of John Sher
idan, deceased, John Kilkenny and
others; demurrer of Kilkenny over
ruled by court.
State of Oregon vs. D. A, Watson;
arraignment, plea of not guilty en
tered; trial set for first day of regu
lar June term.
State of Oregon vs. Matt T.
Hughes; indictment referred back to
grand jury on motion of district at
torney. Foot and Mouth Disease
Many rumors have been going
around the county regarding foot and
mouth disease outbreaks in eastern
Oregon. To date there is no foot and
mouth disease in Oregon. County
Agent Morse investigated a reported
outbreak in this county and found
no indication of the disease. Every
thing possible is being done by the
State Livestock Sanitary Board to
protect Oregon against the dreaded
disease. a Much headway is being
made against it in California and the
latest reports from there indicate
that it is under control. Unauthentic
rumors have been causing much nerv
ousness among the people of eastern
Oregon. If you wish to be of service
in keeping the disease out of the
state don't start or repeat rumors.
If it breaks out in Oregon it will be
in your daily papers. Do not employ
laborers unless you know where they
come from. California laborers should
have a certificate from the state vet
erinarian showing disinfection.
Report any cases of sore mouth
or feet in cattle, sheep, or hogs to
the county agent. He is cooperating
with the state veterinarian, and has
been placed in charge ,of precaution
ary measures by the county court.
There is no occasion at this time to
become excited over the possibilities
of this disease gaining a foothold in
Oregon, but every occasion to be
Heppner Schools Close
The Coming Week-End
Activities eurrniitiniir tho wind.
un of the vear's work in the Ilenn-
ner schools are on. The coming
week-end will witness the graduation
mnrricm ntiil nn Jstmdiiv nvnntiitr at
the Christian church the baccalaur
eate sermon will be preached by Kev.
Spalding of the Methodist community
:hureh. , 1 he services will begin
promptly at 8 o'clock. The gradua
tion class consists of six boys and
'if teen girls one of the largest sen
ior classes in many years.
The baccalaureate program is as
Mrs. E. R. Huston, Mr. M. D. Clark
mrs. (. nester tmrnee, Mr. v awter
Invocation Rev. W. O. Livingstone
"With Hearts of Hope"
Girls' Chorus, Heppner lli;h School
Vocal Solo Fnye Ritchie
Sermon... Rev. F. R. Spaulding
Hymn, Vocal Selection
Violet Hynd, Fnye Ritchie,
Louisv Thomson, Mnrjorie Clark.
Benediction.. ..Rev. W. O. Livingstone
CONDON TO SELL WOOL.
Plans are under way to hold a sate
of wool in Condon June 5, according
to information that has been receiv
ed from there by Muc Hoke, There
is a large volume of wool in that
vicinity, and up to the present, all
the clips are in the hands of the
growers. Two clips w e re roc e n 1 1 y
sold at Heppner, according to authen
ticated reports.-Pendleton E, O."
Foot and Mouth Disease
Danger Lurks in Travel
If Oregon la Invaded It Will Almost
Sorely Be by Means of Human
Agencies, Says Dr. Simms.
If foot and mouth disease breaks
out in Oregon it will probably b be
cause some human carried it in, re
ports Dr. B. T. Simms, veterinarian
of the experiment station and repre
sentative of the state livestock sani
tary board guarding Oregon interests
En the stricken California districts.
"More than 60 per cent of the Cal
ifornia outbreaks seem to have been
spread through human agencies," Dr.
Simms writes. "Livestock owners
should be very careful not to allow
anyone on their premises unless they
know that such person has not been
in the infested districts."
All laborers and milkers whose
whereabouts are not known should
have their clothing and shoes dipped
in a 1 to 1000 solution of bichloride
of mercury before allowed on the
premises. Hands, arms, face, feet
and legs should be washed in the
same solution, eare being taken not
to allow any to get into the eyes.
"The first week after an outbreak
is the most dangerous as to the
spread of the disease. Stock owners
should not allow any visiting whatso
ever if they suspect the disease in
any of their animals. Idle curiosity
has caused many outbreaks in Cal
ifornia. "When the disease is suspected all
livestock should be confined, dogs
tied up and family kept at home. No
animal products such as milk and
cream should be sent off the farm.
No visiting of any kind should be al
lowed until a veterinarian has made
Wherever the disease is suspected
owners should call the county veter
inarian immediately, Dr. Simms ad
vises. Where there is no veterinar
ian in the county the county agent
Bhould be called.
Case Is Dismissed
The case of the State of Oregon
against H. H. Stiles, charged with
kidnapping Frank Smith, was thrown
out of court Monday at Fossil by
Judge J. U. Campbell of Oregon City,
who was holding court for Judge D.
R. Parker. The court held that un
der the kidnapping statute it is nec
essary for the state to prove that the
imprisonment was secret, and that
the ere made by the state at the
trial Monday at Fossil did not prove
that which was done to Smith was
done secretly, and for this reason the
defendant, Stiles, was not guilty of
the crime of kidnapping.
The state contended that an exam
ination of the statute shows quite
clearly that if any person is forcibly
seized or confined or inveigled r
kidnapped, with the intention of sec
retly confining or imprisoning such
person, the crime is complete. The
prosecution contended further that it
is not necessary that the kidnapped
person be actually imprisoned, but
that the accused had the intention of
imprisoning or secretly confining the
But the court ruled against this
view and Stiles was discharged. Sim
ilar charges against G. A. Chaney.
and R. W. Sinclair were postponed
until the November term of court.
But as circumstances and evidence
are the same, they also may be dis
charged. Section 1926 Oregon Laws reads as
"Every person who. without lawful
authority, forcibly seizes and confines
another, or inveigles or kidnaps an
other, with intent te cause such other
person to be secretly confined or im
prisoned in this state against hi?
will shall be punished by imprison
Mr. Barratt Gives Lots
For Swimming Pool
' Out of the goodness of his heart
and to do something that is really
appreciated, and will be a real mon
ument to his memory. W. B. Barratt
has given to the American Legion
post of Heppner two lots joining the
creek, the property where his resi
dence stood at the time of the Hepp
ner flood. The gift has been accepted
by the post and on this will be con
structed the swimming pool the boys
have been figuring on for some time
According to the post officers and
the committee having this matter in
charge, consisting of Messrs. Hnrold
Cohn, Patll Gemmell and Spencer
Crawford, actual construction work
is to begin next week, and in due
course of time the tanks will be
placed and the water turned in, and
then for the real fun and exhiliration
of the big swim. Two pools will be
built, one- for the little kiddies and
the other for the bigger folks, and
thus a long felt want in the city of
Heppner. will be supplied.
LABOR SCPPI.Y LARGE.
Investigations by County Agent
Morse the past week into labor condi
tions over the vute indicate that
there will be plenty of labor available
for farm work during the year. Re
ports from Portland, Pendleton, and
Spokane indicate plenty of men for
all jobs. A letter from Arthur W.
Jones of the Public Employment Ser
vice of Portland, this week says :
"R ply ing to you is of May 10, will
state that present indications , point
to plenty of labor in all lines. Our
applicants for work being greatly in
excess of the jobs oiTering. We be
lieve that this condition will be con
tinued over a considerable period. We
shall appreciate any order you mav
Phill Cohn returned from a stay of
a couple of week. in Portland on
Wednesday afternoon. He was ac
companied by Henry Hlackman, who
is a guest for a few days at the home
of Harold Cohn.
"Nothing But the Truth"
Well Presented by Cast
COMEDY 18 CLEVER
Bob Bennett Wins Si 0,000 Bet by
Telling Truth for W hole Day,
, But Causes Mix-Up.
Probably the cleverest comedy pre
sented by the high school this year
was seen by a large audience at the
Star theater last evening. "Nothing
But the Truth," a three-art nlay br
James Montgomery was the title of
the presentation, and it was 'filled
with comic situations from start to
Carl Cason In the role of Robert
Bennett, a stock salesman, took the
lead part of truth-teller and handled
it in a superlative manner. The plot
developed in the brokerage office
which was conducted by E. M. Ral
ston, acted by Clarence Carmichael,
Robert Bennett and Richard Don
nelly, taken by Reid Buseick.
In the opening scene Ralston prom
ised Bishop Doran, played by Bruce
Spalding, that be would double any
amount raised over $20,000 for the
erection of an old men's asylum.
Bishop Uoran had just taken his
leave when Mrs. E. M. Ralston, Fay
Ritchie, her daughter Gwendolyn,
Bernice Woodson, and Ethel Clark, a
rich girl taken by Violet Hynd, ar
rived in search of the bishop. On
finding he had just left they decided
to go to the cabaret in search of him.
They all left except Gwendolyn and
Robert, sweethearts, who stayed to
have a talk. Gwendolyn told Bob
that they had raised but $10,000 of
the $20,000 for the asylum, and she
wanted him to take the money, which
she had with her, and double It by
the end of the week. Robert con
sented, though he could think of no
way to do it, and Gwendolyn depart
ed. Shortly afterward Ralston and Don
nelly returned, and Ralston started
urging his partners to help him dis
pose of some quicksilver stock in
which he had sunk $100,000. The
partners could see nothing in it but
offered to help him dispose of it. To
show them how easy it was to sell
Ralston called several brokers on the
phone and sold each a block of the
slock. In doing this he told several
lies of which the boys did not ap
prove. During the heated discussion
which ensued, Clarence Van Dusen,
a stock buyer, acted by Guy Hall,
made his appearance, as Bob was
making the assertion that he didn't
believe in telling lies and that he be
lieved he could go indefinitely with
out telling one. As a result of the
argument he bet the $10,000 entrust
ed to him by Gwendolyn, with the
other three that he could go twenty
four hours without a falsehood pass
ing his lips.
This was where the fun started.
Immediately the phone rang and Bob
grabbed the receiver. It was one of
the late purchasers of quicksilver
stock enquiring as to its worth, and
Bob was forced to tell him the truth
it was no good. This hit Mr. Ral
ston "right in the solar plexis,"
branding him as a crook and prohib
iting further sale of the stock.
Before the men left the office two
actresses, Mable and Sable Jackson,
played by Elaine Sigsbee and Kath
leen Mahoney. came into the office to
see Dick, and while there Mable
danced with Ralston. On leaving the
office Bob was invited with the other
men to spend the evening and next
day at the Ralston country home,
where they could better keep tab on
At the Ralston home Bob caused all
kinds of "grief" by his truth telling.
Ho insulted Ethel by telling the
truth about what he thought of her
staging and her hat. He nearly caus
ed a divorce between Mr. and Mrs.
Ralston by refusing to tell Mrs. Ral
ston, who had learned of Mable by
overhearing Dick and Van Dusen
talking about the affair at the of
fice, that Mr. Ralston did not know
ner. He cused Dick to be fined for
speeding by telling the speed cop
the exact rate at which Dick waa
driving. In fuct he made enemies of
everyone. Gwendolyn included, by
telling the exact truth.
Ralston, Van Dusen and Donnelly
tried every scheme to get Bob to He,
but at i o'clock when the tir.ie wud
up on the bet. he had not told a
falsehood. After winning the bft.
Bob told enough lies to straigten
everything out. When Gwendolyn
asked him what stock he hud invested
the money in he declared it was
"steel" and immediately stole a kiss,
Martha, the maid in the Raiuton
home, was acted by IVro'.n.'a Amii-r-son.
All of the parts wt-ie well tak :n
and the interest of trie audience win
NO ALFALFA WEEVIL IN (OfNTY.
A reported infestation of alfal fa
weevil at Boardman wat inv? itijcatod
Monday by County Agent Morse and
H. K. Dean of HermU'on otpurimt-nt
station. The worm though t to be
weevil proved to bo a k w n vv orm
much larger than the weevil. On
close observation it wa found to he
eating aphU, which weio prevnt in
the fields in large numbers, la no
p'.ace was the worm eating alfalfa
leaves at all. The nearest known
infestation of alfalfa weevil in Ore
gon is in Baker county. The starting
or repeating of rumors of infestation
of dangerous pejts or dneuM'S i
harmful and n.iht caute mum ru'd.
!es damage to yiur community.
BETHEL DINES BOY SCUMS.
The Ladie Auxiliaiy t IWhel
Chapel mvd a very I'm.! inrw
course dinner to the Hoy Semil tru.jp
on Tuesday evening !at. Including
the Se-'UtniH-ter and wi:'i thn wri
111 in attendance, a'.d 'he hoy -pressed
their pprMati"n of thi
hospitality in no um-ei'iiin manner.