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    The Gazette-Times
Volume 41, Number 14
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Programs Are Best Ever
Brought Here in
Big Tent.
Eminent Authority on Far East
Brings Startling Measage; Big
Play Success la Good.
With the opening of Chautauqua
on Monday, Heppner people are en
joying one of the best programs cvit
brought to this city in the big tent,
thla week. In ipite of the warm wea
ther and early harveat crowd, in at
tendance so far have been large and
a keen interest generally la being
The opening feature Monday after
noon waa presented by the Dsvlos-Qualen-Greene
entertainers. This
trio of talented musicians with their
clever arrangement were indeed well
chosen to get the chautauqua-goers
in a receptive frame of mind for the
programs to follow. David Davies,
baritone, Evelyn Greene, pianist and
John Qualen. ftutist-impersonator.
compose the trio.
Monday evening a headllner num
ber, the big play auccesa "Six Cylin
der Love" clinched the friendship of
an audience which packed the tent,
and practically assured the success
of this year's Chautauqua. In its
clever comedy situations combined
with human interest appeal, "Six
Cylinder Love" can certainly be said
to be one of the very best plays of
the year. Taking an automobile for
the villain, and therewith bringing
two American luxury-loving families
to ther senses this play brings an en
tirely new thought into modern stage
Three charming and talented lad
ies, the Going-Bell-Epperson com
pany, split the time both afternoon
and evening Tuesday with Dr.' Homer
B. Hulbert, eminent authority on
Korea and the far east, and the dou
ble programs were a treat indeed.
With programs of vocal and piano
solos, duets, readings, impersona
tions, whistling and ensemble num
bers, Evelyn Going, Bernice Bell and
Fay Epperson made many lasting
friends in Heppner. Miss Going has
a sweet soprano voice and her sing
ing of classical and popular aongs
was a rare treat Miss Bell, who
served as accompanist at the piano,
also played several aoloa of merit,
whila Miss Epperson served to bring
the exceptional program to a climax
of perfection with clever imperaona
tiona, readings and probably the best
of all, her beautiful whistling. Miss
Epperson's bird imitations had un
usual interest being educative aa well
as entertaining.
Tha message brought to Heppner
by Dr. Hulbert contained startling
facta with regard to the far east
which opened the listeners' eyes to
things heretofore a closed book to
them. Having lived in Korea for 25
years and much of that time acting
in official governmental capacity, Dr.
Hulbert has been in a position to
study the far east question from ev
ery angle at close range. During his
long residence there he formed a
lasting love for the Koreans and Chi
nese which added to the aincerity and
. forcefulnesa of his message.
Dr. Hulbert declared that the far
east question is much more sinister
and involved than we in this country
have any idea. He emphasised strong
ly the great difference in every as
pect of the Japanese and Chinese as
well as the Korean people. While
the Chinese have always held mil
itarism under their heel and elevated
commercialism, the Japanese have
elevated militarism and spurned com-mereiall-m.
This, he declared, has
made China a land of opportunity
for surplus Amercian products, while
it has made of Japan a nation of
dominant militarism and veritable
Tha vivid description which Dr.
Huibert gave of Japan's treatment
of Korea made the cold chills run
up one's, spine, and his praise of the
heroism with which Korea met this
theatmont could not help but create
a like feeling within the breasts
of hia listeners. We are sure that
when all America hears and under
stands Dr. Hulbert's measage a very
different attitude will be shown by
this country toward our little friend
The two programs yesterday were
given by the Vernon Symphonic
Quintet, report of which we will give
next week. Chautauqua week in
Heppner will end with the last pro
gram Satuailay night.
F. L. Harwood's Mother
Passes Away at Hillsboro
Mrs. David Harwood, a pioneer of
Washington county, mother of Frank
llnrwood. of this city, died In Hills
boro on Tuesday, June 24, 1924, and
the funeral waa held in that city on
June 20th. Mrs, Harwood's home was
in Portland and at the time of her
death she was visiting in Hillsboro
She ia survived by her husband
David Harwood and the following
aona and daughters! Mrs. Wm. Tur-
pln of Marshllcld; Mrs. Elwood John
son, Mrs. Goo. Hart, Hillsboro; Chas,
Harwood, Silverton; Mrs, F. Alien-
droth, Portland; Frank L. Harwood
Heppner; besides 24 grand children
and 2 groat grand children.
Mr. Harwood attended the golden
wedding of his parenta just two
weeks before his mother's death
Though his mother had been III for
some time word of her death came
as a sovcre shock to Mr. Harwood.
it being the first death in his Im
mediate family. Mr. Harwood hat
Just returned from a visit to his
mother's bedside when he received
a telegram announcing her demise,
and he left immediately to be pre
lent at the funeral,
Universal Garage Taken
Over By Walter LaDusire
Walter LaDusire haa taken over the
Universal garage, formerly run by
Dick Johns, and expects to take
charge of the aame this week. Mr.
LaDusire haa been in charge of the
Heppner Garage Machine shop for
the past three years, running it by
himself since buying out his partner,
Mr. Patrick, a year or more ago. He
will make some improvements in the
new location and expects to add a
car agency to the business, probably
the Maxwell and Chrysler line, and
carry a complete stock of tires and
other accessories. Being a splendid
mechanic, Mr. LaDusire has enjoyed
t good business and he expecta that
this will be expanded to a consider
able degree at the Universal garage.
Just what Mr. Johns will do, he has
not yet fully decided, but he will
likely leave Heppner to engage in
business at some other point where
there la a good opening. He will
take time to look around before com
ing to a definite decision.
Battle Goes On In Big
Democratic Gathering
Late Returns Yesterday By Radio An
no a nee But Slight Changes on
37th Ballot at New York.
The battle still goes on In the dem
ocratic convention at New York, and
the 37th ballot reported by radio from
Portland and received here at 2:30
Wednesday afternoon indicates that
it may be some time yet before the
candidates are named. The battle
rages between the McAdoo and Smith
forces, with the former still leading
but apparntly weaker than when the
balloting began. Some sixteen can
didates were presented to the con
vention, and numerous state delega
tions still stay with favorite sons.
Jimmy Cox, who will be remembered
as the man who led the national dem
ocracy to the greatest defeat In Its
history four years ago, is getting fav
orable mention again and looms up
In the convention with a pretty
strong following and 65 votes to his
credit. Sam Notson, who is deeply
interested In the affair at New York,
is strong fn the conviction that Cox
will yet be the nominee, but there
are other dark horse candidates, and
no man can predict to a certainty who
will be the head of the dmeocratic
It appears to be generally conceded
on all sides that neither McAdoo nor
Smith can possibly win, and another
day or so should bring about a change
and a stampede to some one of the
many men before the convention.
According to the latest reports the
ballot stood as follows: McAdoo 444,
Smith 321, Balaton 32, J. W. Davis
107, Robinson 24, Glass 24, Cox 65,
Underwood 39tt.
Summer School for Boys
and Girls.
(By R. B. WILCOX.)
This month there will be held at
Corvallls, a two weeks short course,
for Club boys and girts. Club mem
bers from many sections of the state
will gather there for study and en
joyment. One county that I person
ally know about makes a specialty of
sending a large number of its boys
and girls there, and my personal ob
servation has proven to me that Club
work and a trip to O. A. C. Summer
School does more lasting good than
most anything that can happen in
a boy's or girl's life.
If we could only get people, old
and young, to take more interest in
the things near at hand a more con
tented people would result. Our pre
sent system of education largely
turns out a product that is restless
and discontented, and usually un
qualified for any of the ordinary du
ties of life.
Until we weave into our school sys
tem something that Is personally ben
eficial as well as instructive, enter
taining, etc., until we do this the re
sult of our educational system will
be unsatisfactory.
The Greek and Roman educators
were for intellectual development and
enjoyment. Slaves did the work. For
any years this was the idea of edu
cation, and only those who did not
work were educated.
Only true happiness can come from
service or work whatever you wish to
call It. The idle person in search of
happiness is never satisfied. Why
can't we forget the old idea that the
common things of life are not worth
systematic investigation? Why can't
our schools turn out boys and girls
who have an intelligent understand-
ng and a like for the things near
at hand, rather than a graduate
whose chief desire is pleasure, dis
taste for home conditions, desire to
live some where else, and a belief
that work is disgraceful.
Club work where intelligently car
ried on has been producing the de
sired results.
Mrs. A. L. Strait died at her home
In Juniper canyon on Sunday and the
remains were brought to Heppner
where they were prepared for ship
ment to Portland at the undertaking
parlors of M. L. Case, Mrs. Strait,
who was 49 years of age at the time
of her death, had been a sufferer for
some time with leukemia, a fatal
blood disease, but the immediate
cause of her death was pneumonia.
She Is survived by her husband and
one grown daughter. The remains
wore taken to Portland on Tuesday.
Mr, and Mrs. Chas. H. Latourell re
turned from Portland Tuesday. Mrs.
Latourell spent two weeks visiting in
the city, while Mr. Latourell went
down a few days ago, Charlie re
ports the mercury At 112 in The Dal
ies when he went through there and
sayi people there are really suffering
from the heat, our scige being com
paratively light.
Miss Evelyn Waro, a charming
young lady of Olympin, Wash., is
spending the week at the home of
Mr. and Mrs, H, M. Olden near Fair-view,
Proas Bute Board of Hoaft.
Water Is an absolute necessity. No
organic matter can grow, nor can
any living being exist, for any length
of time without water. To secure an
adequate and safe supply of this ele
ment is one of the first problems of
a civilized community. In incorpor
ated towns and cities, the responsi
bility for a safe water supply rests
upon the mayor and city council.
Under our present conditions of
civilisation, it is becoming increas
ingly more difficult to find a natural
water supply that la safe. The prob
lem must be met by sterilization. Of
all the methods devised for the pur
ification of water, chlorination is the
most practical and efficient. It will
be necessary, therefore, for an in
creasing number of communities to
install chlorination plants.
On installation of chlorination
plants, city officials are frequently
besieged with all kinds of complaints.
People imagine that all their ills are
due to the chlorine in the water. The
conditions most frequently complain
ed of are a disagreeable taste and
odor, certain skin eruptions, cramps
and intestinal disorders. That these
are purely imagination is proved by
the fact that complaints continue to
come in long after chlorination has
been discontinued.
Chlorine in the proportions for the
sterilization of water is harmless.
Authorities agree that chlorine, in
the proportion of two or three parts
per million, produces no harmful ef
fects on the human organism. As a
rule, only a small fraction of this
amount is used in the sterilization
of water. Filtered water from lakes
and rivers is sterilized by two or
three-tenths of one part per million.
Water supplies from wells and
springs are sterilized by two-tenths
to six-tenths of one part per million.
Raw surface water is sterilized by
five-tenths to one part per million.
The average water supply in this
country is sterilized by three-tenths
to eight-tenths of one part per mil
lion. Disagreeable tastes and odors are
generally due to the presence of or
ganic matter rather than to chlorine
in the water. Undoubtedly, it is
well to have a competent person in
charge of the chlorination plant. As
a matter of fact, however, water sup
plies are seldom over-chlorinated.
Blacksmith Shop Burns;
Man Seriously Injured
The blacksmith shop on the farn.
of R. W. Brown, 9 miles west of lone,
took fire at about 11 o'clock on Tues
day evening and the building, with its
contents, together with a combin har
vester standing near by on which re
pairs were being made, were totally
Mr. Brown, who was preparing for
bed at the time of the fire, rushed out
to the shop in his bare feet and was
attempting to save some of the mov
able property, when he became sur
rounded by the fire and before he
could get away he was badly burned
about the feet and legs. His injuries
were very serious and painful, the
feet being so badly burned that the
skin slipped off when he ran from the
blaze. Dr. McMurdo was immediately
called from Heppner and dressed the
burns and administered relief to Mr.
Brown whom he found suffering in
tense pain and agony. It will be sev
eral weeks before he will recover
from the effects of the burns. The
fire evidently started from the forge,
where live coals had been left earlier
in the evening.
J. B. Huddleston, Lonerock sheep
man, was here on business Saturday,
Speaking of the summer range, he
found the pasturage better than he
expected on the national forest al
lotment. Like many other sheep and
cattlemen, he finds his summer range
damaged by numerous worthless
horses. He estimates that 300 of
these animals graze on his allotment.
Most of them are worth little or
nothing an average of less than (5
apiece yet they destroy much pas
turage, as they graze over wide tracts
twelve months in the year. Most of
them bear no known brands. The
forest service authorities do not want
them to run in the national forest,
but have found no way to get rid of
them. It is said that there are fully
10,000 of these worthless equines
grazing in the national forest re
serves to the south of us.
Mr. Huddleston suggests that they
could and might be canned and sent
to Europe instead of sending funds
to feed the starving population of
mid hurope.
It is suggested that J. B. is just as
serious about this canning business
as he has proved to be about his ef
forts to doll up in double harness.
In spite of all that various newspap
ers have done to aid him, he still
travels "alone and unattached."
Condon Globe-Times.
There will be no meeting on Sat
urday evening, July 6th, owing to the
Chautauqua and other at
tractions in the city.
special communication will
be held on Monday evening,
July 7th, at 8 o'clock when
there will be work hi the
F, C, degree. Visitors are always wel
come. By order of the W. M,
A break In the main line along the
route of the city water line Tuesday
evening, left the residents of Hepp
ner minus water during the nigh
and up to the middle of the forenoon
Wednesday. Supt. Pruyn got busy
with the auxillnry pumping plant at
once, and the city was furnished
water from the deep well until th
water main was repaired. The bronk
was in the concrete pipo line at th
Lish Watklns place.
Alex R. Livingstone, Jr., reprosen
tative of Boston wool buyers was in
Heppner on Tuesday looking over the
situation here. He has been spend
ing some time in the Eastern Oregon
JULY 4th, 1924, 10 O'CLOCK
Music Condon Band
Invocation Rev. W. 0. Livingstone
"America" Audience
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills.
Thy woods and templed hills:
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees:
Sweet freedom's aong;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect ui with Thy might,
Great God. our King.
Reading of Declaration, of Inde
pendence .... Miss Bernice Woodson
Address Rev. W. W. Head
Music Condon Band
Heppner Young Women
At School in Los Angeles
Miss Fay Spaulding and Miss Mary
Spaulding of Heppner are now in Los
Angeles attending the summer ses
sion of the University of southern
California. Well-known instructors
from all parts of the country have
been obtained by the university this
year for its summer session.
Fay Spaulding is taking courses m
the principles of elementary educa
tion, educational tests and measure
ments, ,the junior high so-iool and
problems of Americanization. Mary
Spaulding is taking courses in Amer
icanization, elementray education, ed
ucational tests and measurempntr.
principles of elementary education.
and the California school system and
school law.
Among the faculty at the U. S. C.
summer session who are creating a
great deal of interest are Dr. Edward
S. Mima, head of the English depart
ment of Vanderbilt university; Miss
Jessamine Williams of Oregon Agri
cultural College; Gilmore Brown, di
rector of the Pasadena Community
Players; Norma Gould, nationally
known dance interpreter; Joan Corse,
well-known artist of Cleveland; and
Knute Rockne, famous football coach
of Notre Dame.
Roy Dempsey was brought to Hepp
ner on Tuesday from Board man and
had a hearing in the court of Justice
Comett on a charge of assault and
battery. The complaining witness
was Capt. Wm. Warren, 85 years of
age, whom young Dempsey had beat
up following a little controversy over
an irrigation ditch at Boardman.
Dempsey is twenty years of age, and
rather boasts of -his prowess as a
prize fighter, having appeared on sev
eral of the cards at various smokers
In the county. His experience with
Mr. Warren cost him a fine of $50
and costs, and the latter item will
run close to $100. Capt. Warren
was many years a resident of Hepp
ner and has numerous friends here.
He waa pretty badly used up in the
battle, but it is stated at that he
put up some fight. He makes his
home with his son, H. E. Warren at
The result of partial smut count;
on the treatment tests in the wheat
nurseries this year show that on the
average copper carbonate is giving
aa good control as the wet treat
ment. During the next two week?
checks on the number of large fields
where the two treatments were used
under similar conditions will be made
and the total results published in
next month's Extension Service News.
One of the things that shows up in
the counts made so far is that where
real smutty seed is used it is ad
visable to use at least 8 ot. of copper
carbonate per bushel. For all prac
tical purposes where clean seed is
used two ounces per bushel is suffi
cient.. Smut counts are yet to be
made on the spring wheat in the lone
nuraery but stand counts taken in
this nursery which was seeded in
March when the ground was much
drier than last fall, shows the fol
lowing relative stand on bluestem
wheat. This count Is for rows one
rod long allowing the reduction of
twenty per cent in seeding rate for
the dry treatment. Taking the stand
of the thickest wheat aa 100 and fig
uring the per cent of stand of the
various treatments on this basis
gives formaldehyde a 42 per cent
stand, bluestone 95 per cent, blue
stone and lime 97 per cent and cop-
per carbonate 100 per cent.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. U. Krebs, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Ssmmerfeldt, and Miss
Dorothy, Misses Margaret Krebs,
Mabel bommerfeldt and Roy Hurst,
returned to their respective homes in
Portland on Tuesday after spending
a few days at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Geo. C. Krebs of The Last
Mrs. A. C. Crowell and son of
Heppner, accompanied by Mrs. Harry
Cool of Athlona Cottage, left on the
local on Tuesday for Stevenson, W.n.,
where they will spend a few days and
return home by car.
Mr. and Mrs. Asher Montague and
family of Eight Mile, accompanied by
Mrs. Doney and children, were look
ing up' their Cecil friends on Sunday.
Miss LaVerne Curtiss of Grand
Dalles, Wash., who has been visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Curtiss,
returned to her home on Tuesday.
Marcelous Van Schoiack, who has
been visiting at The Last Camp for
some time returned to his home in
Arlington on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd of Butter
by Flats spent Sunday and Monday at
Freeieout, the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Scott.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pettyjohn and
twin sona visited with Mr. and Mrs.
Geo. Krebs at Tha Last Camp on
Robert Hynd of Portland arrived
in Cecil on Wednesday and will visit
with relativea for some time.
Robert Lowe and Jack Hynd were
callers at the M. V. Logan home on
J. W. Beymer of Heppner was
transacting business in Cecil on
Walter Pope left on Wednesday for
Burns where he expects to be for a
few days.
Karl Farnsworth of Rhea Siding
was a business caller in Cecil on
Chester Warneld of lone passed
through Cecil on Monday en route to
. A. H. Reed of Pendleton was call
ing on his Cecil friends on Friday.
Mrs. Roy Stendcr of Seldomseen
was a Cecil caller on Thursday.
Sox Morgan of Rhea was an Arling
ton caller on Sunday.
Ed McDaid and Neill Doherty were
up from their ranches in lower Jun
iper canyon yesterday. They report
pretty hot weather out that way
these days.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward were in
the city over the week-end. They
will soon be in the midst of their
harvest out on the farm south of
For Sale LeRoy engine for McCor
mick or Deering combine; good run
ning condition; price $106.00. Theo
dore Beck, Eight Mile, Ore. 3t.
Miss Leora Devin returned home
this week from ft visit of two weeks
with Miss Reta Neel nt Yakima, Wn.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs, Wm, Aschenbrenner at their
home at Eight Mile on June 26.
Jas, Carry, ranchman and sheep
owner of Tub Springs, waa in town
on Monday,
J. G. Clouston, forest ranger In
charge of the Tupper station near
Parkers Mill, reports that there is a
small fire in the forest out that way
that burned over some 80 acres but
did slight damage, being under eon- i
trol when he came to town on Tues- i
day. The forest officials are keeping j
very close watch these days for any
signs of fires, and they expect to en
force the laws and regulations strict
ly. Some time since a party left a
fire on his way through the forest,
and he was followed up by the offi- i
cials and asked to report to the jus- 1
tice of the peace at Heppner. This I
he did this' week, and Justice Cornett I
gave him the minimum fine for this I
offense, it having been shown that I
he attempted to put the fire out be- J
fore he left it, and thought he had
done so, but it was whipped into life
again and might have started trouble
had the ranger not appeared on the
scene in time to prevent its spread
ing. Mr. Cluoston states that it is .
absolutely necessary to have a per-
mit to build camp fireB in the forest, ;
and this regulation will be strictly 1
enforced. This is an exceptionally i
dry year and fires will be started '
very easily.
Arthur Campbell arrived home the !
end of the week from Iowa City,
where he has been employed as a '
teacher in the state college for the
past year. He and three other young
men made the trip through to Oregon
by auto, and they experienced some
pretty tough traveling on the way
out. Mr. Campbell, after spending
his summer vacation with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Campbell
in this city, will return to the Iowa
school, where he has been employed
for another year.
M. Sepanek and daughter were in
from Sand Hollow Thursday. Mr.
Sepanek reports an election was held
Tuesday in school district No. 27, at
Sand Hollow and $10,000 bonds was
voted for a new Bchool building. As
there were eight graduates from the
eighth grade last year, it was found
necessary to add a high school build
ing to the present grade building. It
is possible the new school house will
be completed by this fall. Echo
Monday was an excessively hot day
in Heppner, the thermometer stand
ing for several hours at 100 in the
shade. From some points in the
county 103 was reported, and there
was a very hot north wind blowing
throughout the day. A party over
from Pendleton Tuesday reported
that it was 115 at that point. The
hot wave continues, though Tuesday
and Wednesday did not get quite ao
warm as Monday,
Messrs. Hugh Grimm and G. E,
Glasgow, of Irrigon, were in- Hepp
ner the first of the week. These gen
tlemen state that the melon crop at
irrigon will be abundant this season
and the watermelons will be coming
on for the market in about three
weeks. Heppner will be supplied by
truck service from there. There will
be no peaches at Irrigon but a fairly
good crop is maturing at Umatilla.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Akers and
Mrs. Carrie Vaughn arrived from
Portland Sundya evening and are re
maining here until after the Fourth.
Mr. Akers has been at Centralia, Wn.,
for the past month, where he is
employed in the hardware establish
ment of Watkins & Stanton. That
part of Washington is moving along
pretty well, and Mr. Akers states that
business is good.
The contract for the building Of
Ione's new school house was awarded
las tweek to the Anderson Construc
tion company of Portland, as a price
of $42,316, and it is expected' that
work will begin just as soon as ma
terial and equipment can be put on
the ground. The contractors plan
to use local labor just as far as
possible, states the lone Independent.
Harry Jones arrived Tuesday eve-
panied by his mother, Mrs. Margaret
Jones, and his sister. Mrs. Stell,
Bailey, who will remain at Heppner
for some time. Harry, who is en
gaged in business at Eugene will re
turn home this week-end. Mrs. Jones
is here to look after her property
Mrs. May Case departed Tuesday
for Seattle where she will make her
home in the future with her son and
daughter, Don Case and Miss Vehna
Case. She has been the efficient dep
uty in the office of Cierk Anderson
for the past year, and is succeeded
in that position by Herman Hill of
P. M. Burke, of Cordova Beach.
Cal., is visiting ot the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Jos. J. Nys in this city.
Mr. Burke is the father of Mrs. Nys
and is on his way to North Dakota
where he expects to spend at least a
part of the summer season. He ex
pects to visit at Heppner for several
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. trwin left Sun
day afternoon for Shippard's miner
al springs, whore Mrs. Erwin will
remain and take treatments for rheu
matism. She has been suffering for
some time and is in hopes of receiv
ing benefit from the springs. lone
A son was born at the Heppner
Surgical hospital in this city on Mon
day to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ball of
lone. Mother and child are doing
well, and Grandfather Mahoney is re
ceiving the congratulations of friends
over the arrival of this, his first
grand child.
Prof. K. H. Hedrick, who has been
employed for the coming yeiir as su
perintendent of the Heppner schools,
will be in Eugene for the next six
weeks, attending the session of the
summer school ut tho University of
John Kilkenny returned Monday
from Portland whore he had been
over the week-end, attending to bus
iness matters.
Harlan McCurdy, manager of the
big Davidson ranch at Gooseberry,
was doing business in Heppner on
Heppner Young People
Married Wednesday
The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Merritt waa the scene of th mar
riage of their daughter Violet to Mr.
Ray Shurte .early Wednesday morn
ing. Ihe wedding- was a quiei an air,
none but the immediate relatives of
the bride and bridegroom being pres
ent. Miss Leora Devin waa brides
maid and Mr. Carrol Shurte attended
the bridegroom and the ceremony was
performed by Ber. W. O. Livingstone.
Following the ceremony, the company
sat down to a delightful wedding
breakfast. The young couple took
their departure immediately after
breakfast on a short honeymoon trip
and will be at home to their friends in
Heppner upon their return.
Mrs. Shurte la a popular young
lady of Heppner, a graduate of the
high school here and chief deputy in
the office of W. W. Smead, postmas
ter. The groom, son of C. W. Shurte
of this city, is employed in the mill
of Martin Beid, ia a fine capable
young man, and we join with their
many friends in wishing for them
prosperity and happiness.
Farmers Picnic at Eight
Mile, Sunday, June 22.
(Morrow County Farm Bureau Newi)
On Sundayf'June 22, 220 people met
at the Fred Akers grove at Eight
Mile for a picnio and visit to the
Eight Mile wheat nursery. The erowd
gathered about ten olock and en
joyed horseshoe pitching and races
until noon when a picnic dinner was
had. Free lemonade was served by
the Morrow County Farm Bureau
After dinner a short program was
held in the grove with the following
speakers: Mr. R. B. Wilcox, president
of the Morrow County Farm Bureau,
spoke briefly on farm organizations,
stating that there were three major
farm organizations tn the country
daily working for the benefit of the
farmers; namely, the National
Grange, Farmers Union, and Farm
Bureau. He urged every farmer to
get behind at least one of these or
ganizations. Mr. E. R. Jackman, extension farm
crop specialist of Corvallis, discussed
briefly the general farm situation,
touching lightly on diversification
possibilities. Diversification over a
large part of the Eastern Oregon
wheat growing section is impractic
able at the present time, according
to Mr. Jackman. Mrs. Herb Olden
gave an excellent reading.
Mr. D, E. Stevens spoke on the need
of better farm homes throughout
Eastern Oregon, calling particular
attention to the possibilities of grow
ing trees over most of the state
which would provide more attractive
homes, wood and posts for the farm
and shade for the farmers and farm
stock. The Mack locust is one of the
most practicable trees that can be
grown and a number of other var
ieties were planted at the Moro sta
tion and are being successfully grown
under dry land conditions. Under
most all conditions Mr. Stevens says
that trees can be grown throughout
Eastern Oregon providing they are
cultivated and weeds and grass kept
After the program a visit was made
to the nursery on the Lawrence Red
ding place. Thirty-two cars and 112
people visited the nursery where the
different varieties were discussed by
Mr. Stevens and Mr. Jackman. As
in the lone nursery, Mosida (beard
less turkey), the white turkey wheats,
a purple straw selection of turkey
red and the smut-resistant wheats
were of particular interest. The win
ter barleys, spring wheats, spring
barleys, and peas were looked over
and the most promising ones dis
cussed briefly. Mr. B. B. Bayles, in
charge of the nursery work at Moro,
explained the method of crossing
wheat varieties and obtaining new
wheats by this method. The smut
tiials were explained by County Agent
Morse and the counts on the various
treatments given. After two hours
spent at the nursery the crowd dis
banded, many of them going back
' the P'ic ground, to play horse-
shoes and other games. Altogether
those present expressed themselves
as having a very pleasant and profit
able time.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Directors of School District
No. 27, of Morrow County, Oregon.
will receive sealed bids up to and
until Saturday. July 12, 1924, for the
erection of a school building in said
district; plans and specifications can
be seen at the home of I. N. Jones,
district clerk, in Sand Hollow; all
bids to be accompanied by a certified
check for 10 per cent of the amount
of bid; Board of Directors reserve
the right to reject any and all bids.
I. N. JONES, District Cierk.
Dated this 3rd day of July. 1924.
Dick Johns, who has disposed of
his interests in the Universal garage
to Walter LaDusire, expects to make
visit to Bend, looking up a location
at that place. Dick is ft first class
auto mechanic and is devoting much
attention to the electrical end of the
business, in which he hopes to estab-
ish himself.
J. W. Johnston and family were
passengers out for Portland yester
day morning, where they will be for
some tin,". Mrs. Johnston, who has
been in poor health for some time
past, will consult with a specialist
while in the city and the family may
remain there for thirty days.
Charles Chick, who was graduated
from the University of Oregon at
Eugene in June, is spending a few
days in Heppner on business. He fin
ished tho part of the medical course
given in Eugene and will enter the
University of Oregon school of med
cine in Portland this fall.
Phill t'hn, who has been upending
a week at Heppner, returned Wednes
day to his home in Portland, being
accompanied by Henry Ulackman,
who was also a visitor here for sev
eral day.
George W. Dykstra left Monday
for the Willamette valley on an ex
tended visit, expecting to upend the
most of utt; time at his old home near
Large Force at Work on
Property of Union
Four 20,000-Gsllon Containers Will
Supply Trade With Gasoline,
Kerosene and Distillate.
The Heppner station of the Union
Oil company will soon be an accom
plished fact, Some two years ago
the company decided to enter this
field and put in a complete storage
and distributing plant, and with that
end in view they began negotiations
for the tract of land at the north
end of Gale street, and just north
of Willow creek, lying on the east
side of the county road and edjoin-
ing the Willow creek highway. It
took some time to get the titles
straightened out to the property, but
this was finally accomplished, and
now the actual work of construction
has begun.
A spur of railroad has already been
extended to the property and will
line up with the ware room and stoa
age tanks so that the tank cars can
be conveniently emptied. The plans
call for the erection of four 20,000
gallon storage tanks two fro gas
oline, one for distillate and one for
kerosene. Besides this, there is to
be a large warehouse for storage of
oil and gas drums and other products
of the company and in the center of
the plot will be erected a neat little
building for the offices and to one
side the garage for the trucks and
Actual building operations began
this week with a crew of twenty men
in charge of C. R. Watson as fore
man. The crew arrived here from
St. Helens, Oregon, where the com
pany has just finished the installa
tion of a similar station. Mr. Watson
states that he and his crew have just
four weeks in which to complete
their work, and he expects it to bo
done on time. Other crews will ar
rive at once, and to the working force
will be added local help. Mr. Watson
states that the new oil station will
present ft very attractive appearance
when completed as all buildings and
surroundings are painted white and
the construction is permanent and
Brothers Visit Old Home
After Absence of 41 Years
The following item of news was
published in Monday's Oregonian
under date of Brownsville, June 29,
and is republished in these columns
because the men mentioned are un
cles of the editor of this paper, who
were in this city a few weks ago on
their way to attend the pioneers' an
nual picnic at Brownsville
After an absence ot years, Hugo
Dunlap of Prescott, Wish., ace jm
panied by his brother, Robert, has
returned to this city to visit sur
vivors of 60 years igo. The bcy&
visited the farm where thpy were
boro, in the hills five miles southeast
of here, but found few signs of the
log cabin in which they were born.
Hugh Dunlap said his relatives,
Mr. and Mrs, John B. Courtney, who
took up an adjoining claim, were the
first settlers in the Calapooia river
district, arriving there early in the
spring of 1846, after having crossed
the plains the year before.
The boys are sons of John A. Dun
lap, who came from Missouri to Ore
gon in 1847, spent the first winter
at old Vancouver, and then came into
the Willamette valley and up the
Calapooia the next year. With him
came Mrs. Dunlap and her three bro
thers, John, William and David Fin
ley. They were among the earliest
settlers in Linn county. The father
went to the first territorial legisla
ture in 1849.
The little baby son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. Farley of this city got hold
of some fly poison early Wednesday
morning and drank some of it just
how much was not determined, but
sufficient to poison the little fellow
quite seriously. Fly paper contains
arsenic poison and it is a very fatal
drug. What the boby got of it made
him very sick. Dr. McMurdo was im
mediately called and administered
proper antidotes alter pumping out
the stomach and the little fellow
seems to be recovering all right.
Grimm Alfalfa.
(By R. B. WILCOX.)
For several years Grimm alfalfa
has been advertised as much superior
to the common variety. Some of the
points given in favor of Grimm are:
First That it is much hardier than
the ordinary variety.
Second That Grimm princes
more to the acre than the ordinary
Third That In planting Grimm not
as much seed is needed as for the
ordinary alfalfa.
Last year in the spring of 1921. I
teeded several acre of alfalfa. Part
was planted with ordinary med, about
IB lbs. to the acre. Tlf ret of the
field was planted wit) Giinun, about
9 lbs, to the acre. I jirepan-d the
seed beds In tho suin way. They
were planted at the name turn. The
soil for the two kind n tha same.
They have been treated the name
since planting. My olMwrvatioiii 10
fur are that the cl.iim mmlp f r
Grimm are justified. If any ohm is
interested in looking the two t'tulrla
over, for their own Hi.faMion, I
would be (find at any turn- to have
them cotne to my place and do no.
For Sale-- Duruc Jin?y pltffl, abmt
8 week old; 40 h-tad. Krwd KuYimnd,
lone, Oregon. Kt,