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The Gazette-Times
Volume 41, Number 38.
Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Farm Bureau Will Elect
Officers at Odd Fellows
Hall Here Saturday
Important Matters to be Acted Upon
Include Child Labor Amendment
and Wild Horse Situation.
By R. W. MORSE, County Agent.
Many matters of importance to all
farmers and stockmen of Morrow
county will be considered at the an
nual meeting of the Morrow County
Farm Bureau to be held at the Odd
Fellows Hall at Heppner, Saturday,
December 20, starting at 10:30 a. m.
That Morrow county needs and muat
have a real live farmers' organization
was the decision of a number of rep
resentative farmers meeting with the
Farm Bureau executive committee
two weeks ago. That the county
Farm Bureau could fill this need and
serve as a clearing houtie for united
action for matters of importance to
people of the county was the decision
reached at this meeting.
At the annual meeting definite
plans for making the organization of
real service to the people of the
county will be worked out At the
same time a number of matters of
current importance will be consider
ed at the meeting.
The principal speaker of the day
will be Paul V. Marts, Director of the
Extension Service, from Corvallis.
Mr. Maris, who is a former Morrow
county boy, has recently returned
from the East where he addressed
the association of Land Grant col
leges on State Programs for Agricul
ture. He is exceptionally well-in
formed on the agricultural situation
throughout the West.
Among the matters that will be
brought up at this meeting and fol
lowed up by defininte action by the
new executive committee of the Farm
Bureau, will be election of officers for
next year; consideration of proposed
legislation, auch as the Child Labor
Amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion, the control of the wild horse
situation in Eastern Oregon, and
method of predatory animal control.
A committee on farm labor will sub
mit some definite proposals for
handling the labor situation the com
ing year. The committee on by-laws
expects to recommend a very nom
inal membership fee for the Farm
Bureau, and other changes in the
rules of the organisation. The reso
lutions committee will be appointed
at the meeting, with B. H. Peck as
Don't forget the date, December 20,
at 10:30 a. m. Lunch will be served
In the Odd Fellows hall dining room
and the meeting will be over not later
than 3:30 p. m.
Odd Fellows Will Hold
Installation Jan. Seven
The following newly elected offi
cers of Willow Lodge No. 66. I. O. O.
F. of Heppner, together with the ap
pointive officers, will be installed at
the first regular meeting of the lodge
in January, if nothing happens to pre
vent: Lee Slocum, noble grand; A.
J. Chaffee, vice grand; A. M, Phelps,
secretary, and Albert Adkins, treas
The mask ball given by the man
agement of the Juniper Community
hatl on Saturday evening was well
patronized, and report reaches this
paper that it was a great success
and much enjoyed by all attending.
The order was good and there was
nothing to mar the pleasure of the
evening. The people of this commun
tiy are contemplating snother enter
tainment of this sort on New Year's
Get Bulk of
Harding Estate
Joanne nnd George Necly Da Wolfe
of Marion, Ohio, children of Mm,
Warrim O. Hurdlnn'i on by her flrnt
marriage, will receive the mont of the
1600,000 from the Into President's en
tail), aa willed by Mm. Harding be
fort bar death laat month,
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I1""""! 8
lone Gas and Oil Company Pre
paring to Start Operations;
May Cost $150,000.
That a real test for oil will be
made in Morrow county is the as
surance given this paper by Sam Gan
ger of the lone Hotel, who is author
ity for the statement that it will not
be long before actual work of drill
ing is begun. Mr. Ganger bases his
statement upon the information
gathered the past week from mem
bers of the lone Gas & Oil company
who were in his town.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McConnell of
Long Beach, Jack Teeters of Lomita,
and Robert A. Gutherie, Jr., of Her
mosa Beach, California, arrived in
lone Tuesday of last week and de
parted on their return to California
on Monday, spending the six days in
looking over the situation.
Mr. McConnell, president of the
company, says he will return with all
the material necessary for setting up
a complete drilling rig within 60
days, and immediately upon the rig
bing placed in position work of drill
ing will start. The test hole will be
sunk to a depth of 5000 feet if neces
essary, states Mr. McConnell, and the
estimated cost will be around $150,
000. Jack Teeters will superintend the
work and John P. Louy of lone will
be the business agent of the com
pany, which is known as the lone Gas
& Oil company. They have under
lease at the present time some 20,000
acres of land and the promise of
about that much more, as well as the
backing of the loyai Morrow county
boosters when the material is on the
ground. Operations will begin in the
vicinity of Wells Springs, we are in
The Lexington high school basket
ball team and the Pine City basket
ball team played their first game of
this season at the Lexington gymna
sium, Tuesday, Dec. 16th. The score
was, Lexington 22, Pine City 8. An
added feature of the evening was the
game between the upper class girls
and the freshmen girls. The score
was 16-12 in favor of the upper class
girls. Those playing for the winning
team were Bertha Tucker, Neva
Shinn, Alice Palmer, Eva Wilcox, Ma
bel Wright, Frieda McMillan and Eva
Padberg. The freshman team was
composed of Eula McMillan, Arlene
Morey, Gwendolyn Evans, Mane Alli
son, Cleta Paimateer and Elsie Tuck-
The Lexington high school present
ed the play "It Pays to Advertise"
Saturday, December 13, at the high
school auditorium. The cast included
LaVella Leathers, Russet Wright,
Clarence Carmichael, Lester White,
Neva Shinn, Bertha Tucker, JameB
Keller, Glenn and Harold Shernck
Marion Palmer, Paul Nichols and
Alice Palmer, The play was well
presented and was enjoyed by a large
Gerald White and Miss Audra Gro
gan stole a march on their many
friends and were quietly married on
November 25th. The young couple
succeeded in keeping the happy event
secret until Dec. 10th and then
some one told. About fifty of their
f riends gave them a regular old
fashioned serenade and extended to
them their heortiest congratulations.
A number of Rebekahs and Odd
Fellows of Lexington nttended the
get-together meeting at Morgan the
11th, and all report a fine time. The
next meeting of this kind will bo at
Lexington on January 8th, 1925,
Edward Cummins returned Tues
day from Idaho, where he has been
for the past two months engaged In
shipping cattle to the Portland mar
Mr. Money, representative of the
Harris Combined Harvester Co., of
Walla Walla, was transacting busi
ness in Lexington on Wednesday.
Owen Helms, who is engaged in
the sawmill business at Ostrander,
Wash., is here visiting his parents,
Mr, and Mrs. Jns. Helms.
E. A. Kelly, formerly engaged in
the gnrnge business here, has leased
large wheat ranch in the vicinity
of Helix, Ore.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Piepcr and
family who have been visiting in
Salem the past month, returned home
this week.
Hugh Shaw and Celtis Nichols
spent a few days of last week in
Hood River, returning Sunday,
George Allyn and family returned
on Tuesday from a visit with rela
tions at Walla W alia.
Harvey McAHster went to Pendle
ton Tuesday on a business trip.
Attorney Woodson of Heppner was
business caller here Monday,
You will receive at your door a
printed copy of the Holiday Program
to be given at the Methodist Com
munity Church. The Christmas pro
gram will bo given by the Sunday
School and by the church on iSundiiy
mornnig next, and by the church in
the evening. Special Christmas music
will be given at both morning and
evening services. A beautiful feature
of the Sunday School service will be
the presentation of the clasi gifts
for the Near East Relief.
The New Year's program will con
sist of a play "Old Father Time" to
be givon by the two Kpworth Lea
gues on New Year'B eve. Preserve
your printed program for this occa
The petition of Joe Howell of Pen
dleton, petitioner in bankruptcy, has
been referred to Thomas Fitzgerald,
referee in bankruptcy in this district,
states Monday's Kast Oregonian. The
petitioner sets forth that his home is
in Hnrdmnn and that he ia here tem
porarily, working for wages. Hit
debts amount to $1,(150 and his assets
including his house nnd furniture to
$HO0. He claims that nil his property
is exempt
Will M. Peterson is his
Severe Cold Snap
Hits This Section
Following a couple of weeks of
very mild and spring-like weather
and coming on with a rush, this part
of the country was hit by a cold snap
that began at Heppner on Monday
with a snow storm lasting for a cou
ple of hours or so, and the wind in
the north. The mercury began a rap
id descent and on Tuesday night it
was 6 degrees below zero at Heppner
and the same temperature was regis
tered last night.
When the snow began falling,
there was no frost in the ground and
the hope was entertained by all that
a heavy fall of snow would result.
This was not to be, however, as the
falling temperature soon reached a
point causing the snow storm to abate.
The most of the mantle of snow dis
appeared and the ground is now froz
en to a depth of several inches, with
every prospect that it will remain
thus for some litlte time to come.
The sudden advent of Old Man
Winter caught the most of the Hepp
ner denizens unawares, Frozen wa
ter pipes quite generally prevailed
and the plumbers have been a busy
bunch. Other points in the vicinity
of Heppner report about the same
temperature as here. It was colder
up Willow creek by some six degrees
on Tuesday according to the report
given us by Ralph Thompson, his
thermometer registering 12 below.
Winter is a reality here at present,
and coming bo suddenly after the mild
weather it is quite noticeable. The
cold wave prevails all over the north
west and from newspaper reports is
much worse in many sections than
here, Portland had a heavy fall of
snow on Tuesday and the tempera
ture is close to the zero point there.
The holiday vacation of the Hepp
ner schools will extend over a period
of two weeks and begins on next
Wednesday and work will be re
sumed on Tuesday, January 6th, 192.",
Many of the teachers wilt leave on
Tuesday afternoon, following the
close of the day's exercises, for their
homse at various points, and a lull
two weeks of vacation will be enjoyed
by a rest from their labors.
While on his way to a ranch near
Alderdalc, Wash., F. A. McMenamin's
car and a Ford driven by E. H. Tur
ner collided about one mile below
Cecil last Saturday night. It is un
derstood that on meeting the car
driven by Mr, Turner, McMenamin
drove too elose to the edge of the
road with the result that the froit
wheel went over the bank, throwing
the rear of the car toward he cen
tcr of the road. Mr, Turner's car
crashed into the rear of the Dodge.
losing a front wheel and a fender,
One of tho rear wheels of Mr. Mc
Menamin's car was broken nnd a
fender bent, but after a few repairs
by J. II. Rryson, he was able to con
tinue his trip.
Mr. McMenamin Is a former Hepp
ner attorney and is now practicing
Inw in Portland. lone Independent.
Because of the arising of certain
contingencies, the smoker advertised
in this issue to be given by the high
school Honorary H club, and to take
place at the Fair pavilion on tho eve
ning of Friday, December 19, tomor
row, has had to bo postponed. The
smoker will be given later, perhaps
immedintoly following the hojiday
season, and duo notice of tho date
will be given,
Rev, K, C, Alford, pastor of the
Methodist Community church, de
parted for The Dalles on Wednesday
to spend a day in that city attending
a group mooting of pastors nnd lay
men of the Methodist church. Thii
meeting Is for the purpose of discuss
inir wavs nnd methods of raisino-
I pcrmnncnt fund for the support of
the retired ministers of the church
jl9lw" or W
The first smoker of the year is be
ing promoted by the Honorary "H"
Club of Heppner Hi for the benefit
of the high school and the club. This
smoker will be held Friday, December
19, and starts promptly at 7:30. The
junior class will sell candy.
The special features will be the
Rlind-Fold Match and White Shirt
Match, The main event will be a
boxing match between Earl Merritt
and Charlie Marshall. There will
also be other good matches of both
boxing and wrestling. The admis
sion will be 25c and 50c.
The freshmen and sophomore class
basketball games were played Isat
Friday. The results were: the bays'
game ended in a score of 17-4 in the
sophomores' favor while the girls'
game ended in a score of 1-4 in the
freshmen's favor.
The sophomores and seniors play
Thursday, todny, at 3:30. The soph
omores and Juniors play Friday at
The play "Dulcy" which was pre
sented by the high pchool last Mon
day evening was a huge success.
The class games "played by the
juniors and seniors Wednesday eve
ning resulted in a score of 9-20 in
favor of the junior boys while the
girls game ended with 16-9 in favor
of the the seniors.
At the P. T. A. meeting Tuesday
afternoon the president, Mrs. Boyer,
resgined, and Mrs. Lillian Turner will
succeed her.
Sales of Timber Big Item; Graz
ing Fees Less; 28,000 Per
mits for Stock Issued.
Portland, Ore.. Pec. 17. Sales of
timber from the 147 National Forests
during the fiscal year reflected the
steady and substantial westward
movement of the lumber industry
from the cut-over regions of the East,
says Chief Forester Greeley in his
annual report just issued. The
amount of timber cut in the Federal
Forests totaled over a billion board
feet, of which more than half was
furnished by the Forests in Oregon,
Washington and California. The
calendar year 1023 witnessed the
largest volume of timber sales the
Forest Service ever experienced.
Drought conditions and foot-and-mouth
disease interfered somewhat
with the grazing of livestock on Na
tional Forest ranges. However, the
Forester's report states that for the
147 National Forests nearly 2S.000
permits were issued covering the
grazing of nearly 2.000.000 head of
cattle, over 6,000.000 head of sheep,
64.000 head of horses, 31,000 head of
goats, and 1,300 head of swine, a to
tal of over R.000,000 animals without
counting young stock for which no
permits are required. This number,
however, was 200,000 animals loss
than the total for the previous year,
C. C. Boone, stop brother of H. B.
Lee is here visiting, having come
from the Old Soldiers' Home at Rose-
burg. Mr. Boon came to this county
with Mr. Lee in lNi7 and settled at
Milton making claim to the quarter
section on which tho O.-W, R. & N.
depot now stands. He sold his claim
to this land to Wm. Nichols f
$1500. Ho was owner of various bus
iness properties in Milton in early
days, and was sherilT of Umatilla
county at one timo, nnd also sheriff
of Morrow county, where his homo is,
13 miles from Heppner. Milton Eagle,
At tho preliminary heating of the
case against Stickles nnd Hottman,
charged with operating a still, and
had before Justice Cornott last Fri
day, they were bound over to the
grand jury Upon filing the proper
bail bond, they were released from
Order of Eastern Star
Has Annual Election
The annual election of officers was
part of the official program at the
meeting of Ruth Chapter No. 32, O.
E. SM at Masonic hall on last Friday
evening. There was also initiation
of candidates at this meeting, the
busniess session being followed by a
nice spread of good things to eat in
the dining hall,
The newly elected officers were:
Mrs, Elizabeth Dix, worthy matron,
Gay M. Anderson, worthy patron;
Mrs. Beatrice Penland, associate ma
tron; Mrs. Harriet Mahoney, secre
tary; Mrs. Olive Frye, treasurer, Mrs.
Harriett Gemmell, conductress; Mrs.
Sylvia Missildine, associate conduct
ress. Appointive officers will be an
nounced later, and the installation
will take place at the first regular
meeting in January, which is Friday,
the 9th.
P. T. A. Has Profitable
Meeting Last Tuesday
The regular meeting of the Parent-
Teacher association held at the high
school auditorium on Tuesday after
noon was very profitable and instruc
tive to all those in attendance, and
the officers express the regret thet
the attendance of parents was not
much larger.
Mrs. Guy Boyer, president, presid
ed, and in the absence of Mr. John
Miller, secretary, Mrs. Finch filled
thnt position.
The program presented was espec
ially interesting, being largely the
work of the children. The grades of
.Miss Case and Mrs. Clark participat-
d, and their part of the program
was faultless. Billy bean Gu'.ilan
ang two beautiful solos without ac
companiment, and Master Don Turner
recited a couple of pieces in his us
ual masterful style, and the audience
expressed their appreciation of the
efforts of the little folks in no un-
mistakeable terms.
The address of the afternoon was
by Mr. Trimble. His subject was
Home," It was an excellent address
that should have been heard by the
parents of the city.
At the business session, Mrs. Boyer
resigned as president, owing to her
removal to the country, and Mrs,
Frank Turner was appointed to serve
the unexpired term.
C. F. TRIMBLE, Pastor.
Bible School at 9:45. Classes for
all ages with competent teachers. The
pastor urges the men to attend and
help build up a big class for men.
Morning worship, 11 a. m. In oh
servance of Woman's Day the officers
of the Missionary Society will have
charge of this service. The pastor
will deliver the missionary address,
Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m
Topic, The Christmas Story in Poetry
and Song.
Evening worship at 7:30,
Sunday, December 28, has been set
for the big rabbit drive in the infest
ed district west of Echo, Wire cor
rals nnd wings are being prepared by
ranchers of that community to han
die what is expected to be tho largest
drive of its kind ever held. Fox Film
Co. hns arranged to have camera men
at the drive to take moving pictures
of the event for use in their weekly
news film. Echo Rod and Gun club
is handling the preliminary arrange'
monts. Echo News.
Wedncday, December 10, the Girl
Reserves made scrap books for the
poor children of different homes
The Reserved are organising two
teams. Mrs. Roy Missildine is the
leader of Winifred Thomson's tenm.
and Miss Elizabeth Plielps is the lead
er of Katherin Uisbeo's team. These
two teams are organized to carry on
tho work more efficiently, and from
them will be drawn tho teams for the
(iirl Reserve basketball games,
All Kiddies 12 and Under
to Be Guests of Post
on Christmas Eve.
As has been their custom for a
couple of years past, Heppner Post
No. 87, American Legion, will play
Santa Claus to the kiddies of Hepp
ner again this Christmastide, and will
have a big community tree and treat
for all of the youngsters of the city
and immediate surrounding territory.
Preparations are being made for this
big event to take place on Christmas
eve, and it is the intention, should
the weather conditions permit, to
place the tree at the intersection of
Main and Willow streets, as It was
last year. However, should the pres
ent cold snap prevail, the tree will
be placed in the exhibit pavilion on
the fair grounds, and appropriate
ceremonies will be given there.
The Legion boys will have a nice
gift and treat for all of the little
folks of twelve years and under, and
they want every child to be present
to receive his remembrance and be
made happy.
The Legion's annual Christmas
dance will be given at the Fair pa
vilion on Christmas night. Good
music has been obtained and this
dance will be one of the features of
the holidays, ,
Mrs. Francis J. Gordon
Passes After Long Illness
Following an illness of several
months, during which time she suf
fered from the result of a severe
Btroke of paralysis, Mrs. Francis J.
Gordon answered the summons of the
Grim Reaper at her home in this city
Saturday morning. While there was
much of the time during her long ill
ness that Mrs. Gordon suffered great
ly, yet she was patient and uncom
plaining and the end came to her
Funeral services were held on Sun
day afternoon at the Christian
church, Pastor Trimble delivering a
short but impressive address that was
listened to by a lrage number of the
friends and neighbors of the de
ceased. Burial was in the family
plot at Masonic cemetery, where the
beautiful ceremony of the Rebekahs
was said at the graveside of a de
parted sister.
Mrs. Gordon Is survived by her
three children and one adopted son.
Mrs. Bessie Thomson of Echo, Elza
G. Sutton of Springfield, Mrs. Nellie
Bissette of Portland and Earl W.
Gordon of Heppner.
Lexington Has Six
Students at O. A.
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, Dec. 17. Lexington is repre
sented by six of the 3061 students
registered at the eollege, Many of
the Lexington students take part in
college activities.
Dallas Ward, sophomore in voca
tional education, is a member of the
varsity football team. He was a
member of the freshman football,
basketball and baseball squads last
year. He is a member of Phi Delta
Theta fraternity.
Elmo McMillan, a freshman m vo-
catoinal education, and Walter No
lan, freshman in pharmacy, are mem
bers of the freshman wrestling squad.
McMillan is a pledge of Psi Chi fra
ternity. Opal Leach, sophomore in home
economics, is president of Wauna
club of Waldo hall. Wilma Leach,
sophomore in vocational education,
is undergraduate representative of
the Y. W. C. A. and manager of bas
ketball for 'women. Maxine Gentry
is a freshman in home economics.
Success in controlling Oregon fruit
tree pests and diseases depends upon
having everything ready at the right
time, counsels the state college. The
spray outfit is overhauled and spray
materials arranged for so they will
be ready for use in the spring.
Bees, like humans, dislike winter
moving. If not moved in early fall.
then delay the process till at least
next March, says H. A. Scullen, bee
specialist at O. A. C. If moved more
than two miles, the bees should be
aroused and unclustered by pounding
on the hive, and by smoking, to en
able them to take new observation.
Otherwise many may return to the
former location. Grass or weeds
placed over the entrance helps.
Barnyard manure is too often al
lowed to remain in the open. Over
50 per cent of it is lost by the rain's
leaching out the soluble plant foods.
If the amount of manure produced on
a farm is large, a covered manure pit
should be built, advises the O. A. C.
experiment station. The pit should
not extend into the ground more than
a foot to make the loading of the ma
nure easier.
Proper pollenization is the main
limiting factor in sweet cherry pro
duction. In planting cherry orchards
in Oregon, pollcnizers are best in
cluded in the ratio of one polleniier
to nine other trees, advises the col
lege experiment station. This ratio
will vary in different sections accord
ing to weather conditions. Since pol
lenization depends upon insects, their
efficiency as pollcnizers depends up
on favorable weather conditions that
will permit them to visit the flowers.
At the annual meeting of the Amer
ican Farm Bureau Federation held in
Chicago early in the month, O. E.
Rradfute of Xenia, Ohio, was re-elected
president for the third consecutive
Peter Rnuernfiend. sage of Cecil,
was a business visitor in Heppner on
Annual High School Program to
Be Given Tuesday, Dec. 23;
Public Is Invited.
The Heppner high school will give
its annual Christmas program Tues
day afternoon, Decembre 23, at 1
o'clock in the school auditorium.
The Glee Clubs will sing carols,
and the chorus and orchestra wiii
provide numbers.
The Heppnerian and Arion literary
societies are each planning appro
priate stunts.
After the program, the students
will have their Christmas tree.
Ail parents and friends are invited.
Standard Oil Men In
Conference at Pendleton
A conference of agents of the Stan
dard Oil company in Umatilla and
Morrow counties was held at the
rooms of the Pendleton Commercial
association in Pendleton on Tuesday,
states the East Oregonian.
The conference had to do with com
pany business and methods and was
attended by agents from Hermiston,
Stanfield, Condon, Heppner, Arling
ton, Pendleton, Pilot Rock and He
lix. Several officials were there from
the district offices in Walla Walla to
participate in the conference, includ
ing W. T. McCallum, asssitant dis
trict salesman; C. S. Seagren, district
credit man; L. Hagen, routine sales.
The conference will be held once a
month hereafter.
From the Pilot Rock correspond
ence in the East Oregonian, we have
the following: Miss Margaret Me
Devitt, who teaches the Warner
school on Butter creek, invites all
patrons and friends to attend the
Chrismas play to be given by the
school next Friday, December 19.
There will be a Christmas tree for
the children. Miss McDevitt will
pend the holidays at her home in
W. A. McClintock was in the city
today from his farm in the floose-
berry section. Winter has hit his
part of the county strong but there
was no snow to cover the sprouting
grain and furnish additional moi
ture. Mr. McClintock states that
mask dance wlil be given on the eve
ning of January 10th at the Dry Fork
hall and a jolly good time is antici
pated. Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Vaughan and
their niece, Miss Edna Florence, will
leave January 10 for an extended
trip. They will go directly to New
Orleans, then to Florida, and from
Havana, Cuba, will sail by way of
the Panama Canal for New xork city,
stopping enroute at Bermuda. They
will be away two months. Oregon
ian. John Hughes of this city is report
ed to be very ill at a hospital in Port
land, where he recently underwent a
serious operation. Members of the
family have been called to Portland
and there are grave doubts enter
tained for his recovery.
Mrs. Nellie Bissette and son, Gor
don, were called to Heppner on Sat
urday by the death of Mrs. Bissette's
mother, Mrs. Francis J. Gordon. They
returned to their home at Portland
on Tuesday.
State Senator elect, Robert J. Cars
ner of Spray, was a visitor in Hepp
ner on Tuesday, being called to the
city on business matters. He was on
his return home from a trip to Port
land. Elza G. Sutton and wife of Spring
field, Oregon, arrived at Heppner on
Saturday to be present at the funeral
of his mother, Mrs. Francis J. Gor
don. Now is the time to buy Christmas
Seals and by doing so not only help
tuberculosis sufferers but diminish
the danger to the rest of the people.
Your purchase of Christmas Seals
will be an investment in health for
the State of Oregon and will hasten
victory over tuberculosis.
Bishop Remington will be in Hepp
ner on Sunday, Dec. 2Sth, and will
coduct services at the Episcopal
church at 11 a. m.
Buying Christmas Seals is the big
humanitarian work that confronts
Oregonians from now until Christ
Herman Neilson of Rood Canyon
was down this way on Friday last to
attend to matters of business in the
The Christmas packages look much
more attractive when decorated with
Christmas Seals.
The play. "The Toor Married Man,"
was given by the high school girls
last Saturday evening. It was well
attended and the play was enjoyed
by everyone present.
A Christmas dance will be given
in the basketball hall December 24th,
The Uardinan people are beginning
to realize Christmas is nearly here
for now the ground is covered with
snow and it has been several degrees
bleow zero the last two nights.
We wish to thank the many friends
and neighbors, the Rebekahs and the
Elks, for their kind assistance i
sympathy during the long illness and
death of our mother, t nine is J. dor
don, and for the many beautiful
floral offerings.
Light Comedy Presented
In Pleasing Manner
By Local Talent.
Some New Talent Appears to Prove
Their Ability Before the Foot
lights; First Play Successful.
The first play of the season, pre
sented by the students of Heppner
high school under the direction of
Miss Annabel Denn, music instructor,
and Miss Hazel Martin, teacher of
domestic science and art, was greeted
by good audiences at both the after
noon and evening performances on
Monday and its splendid success not
only deserves favorable mention on
behalf of each and every performer,
but is due to the young ladies who
had the work in preparation and di
rection as well. It was doubtless no
easy matter to bring out the best
points of the individual performers
in the manner in which it was done.
and is evidence of the fact that the
students gave it much hard work and
followed the interpretation of the
directors in a strict manner.
"Dulcy," the dumbell, is a eomedy
in three acts and full of good laughs
all the way through. Each part was
particularly suited in the cast. The
leading lady, Dulcinea, was taken by
Kathleen McDaid, and she was cer
tainly a whirlwind when it came to
assisting her husband in his business
transactions. Her propensity for
doing things" grot both her husband
and her guests into serious and amus
ing situations, and while she proved
to be the blunderer supreme, success
finally crowned her seemingly mis
spent efforts. Miss McDaid was just
right in the character she assumed.
Her husband was Austin Sm'th in tre
character of Gordon Smith, manufac
turing jeweler on the verge of bank
ruptcy, but on a big business deal
with C. Roger Forbes, capitalist, a
part well sustained by Elmer Bnck
num. A week-end party planned by
Dulcy brought an ill-assorted group
to the Smith home. Among the?e
were William Parker, brother of
Dulcy (Crocket Sprouls); Mrs. Forbes
(Mary Patterson) and rcr beautiful
step-daughter, Angela Forbes (Mar
jorie Clark), while others of the par
ty were Schuyler Van Dyke (Harold
Becket), Tom Sterret (Earl Merritt),
Vincent Leach (Joe Devine), Blair
Patterson (Vawter Parker), and Hen
ry, the butler (Merle Becket).
Van Dyke was somewhat eccentric
and wandered off into great financial
deals at times, while being somewhat
of an artist at the piano and thus
impressing himself upon the female
portion of the party. After the fail
ure of Smith and Forbes to complete
their business deal because of the
mischief wrought by Dulcy, the prop
osition was mentioned In the presence
of Van Dyke, who took to it at onee
and promised to finance Mr. Smith to
his heart's desire. Just about this
time Patterson appears on the scene
and it is made known that Van Dyke
is not a capitalist just thinks he is
and as Patterson is his guardian he
is hustled off to the city and the
Smith financial boom fades into thin
air, giving Forbes his chance to crow
and retaliate for the cold-blooded
turn down from Smith. The business
proposition is now up in the air.
Mr. Vincent Leach is a great sce
nario artist and in a very dramatic
manner he illustrates his ability be
fore the party. Miss Angela seems
to fall for his blandishments, though
he has been the object of the affec
tions of William Parker. Here again
Dulcy shows her wonderful ingenuity
managing ail affairs, either of
business or of the heart, and when in
formed that Leach and Angela desire
to elope and get married, she arrange
this; they are to leave in the Forbes
car and William goes along to help
m securing the license and to per
form other menial duties. Forbes,
being defeated in more ways than
one and sick and disgusted with the
entire outfit, desires to return to the
city, but his daughter and his car are
gone and he is compelled to throw a
few fits of anger and make prepara
tions to take the train. Whereupon,
Angela and William return and an
nounce their marriage Leach having
been appropriately ditched on the
way after the marriage license and
all ends well between the Smiths and
Forbes, both socially and financially.
Several of the performers appeared
for the first time in public, but the
parts they took did not suffer be
cause of this. Merle Pecket made a
good butler and played his part welt.
Mary Patterson, Marjorie Clark and
Crocket Sprouis were also new on the
stage, but they carried their roles in
s natural way, and proved that stage
acting was easy for them. We glad
ly testify the entire production wa,i
one of the best yet presented by the
students of the h igh school and it
well deserved the applau.-te if tho
good audiences by which it was
Hepprer I.udge No. 69, A. F. A A.
M. and Heppner Chapter N., 2i, R.
A. M., will hold their installation of
otlu'ers jointly on Saturday evening
at M.isonic hall. The Chapter holds
its election tonight at their regular
meeting, and th Blue Initio will elect
as well as install on Saturday eve
ning. The attention of members of
tvith branches of the order U par
ticularly culled to tli eso m tutting
tinrl a goodly uUemlniu-e U luokud Nr.
A big clam feed will fullow tho inntul
latioti cerenwn U .
NOT l E.
The next regular necting of the .
E. S. Social Club has been piHpone!
until Saturday, January "1 rf .