The Gazette-Times Historical Society. PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY Volume 41, Number 45. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year L BE Commissioner Duby Here Friday and Addresses Club Meeting. ROAD NEEDS AIRED Morrow County Projects and County Court Program Endorsed by Local Buslneie Men. Heppner Commercial club and bui inesi men of Heppner gathered about the table at the Elkhorn restaurant on Friday last for the purpose of meeting William Duby of Baker, chairman of the itate highway com mission, who had sent word that he wae making a visit to Heppner on that day and desired to "get His feet under the table" with the Heppner folks and talk over some of our road problems. Some forty plates were spread at half past one in the after noon, and about an hour later, Mr. Duby, accompanied by Engineer Bal dock, arrived, and wera given their places at the table, having been de layed somewhat In getting to Hepp ner by auto trouble. President Van Marter presided at the meeting, and when the meal had been finished, he announced the ob ject of the get-together, and also stated some of our road problems and what the cititens of Heppner and vi cinity would like to have put over. Calling upon Mr. Duby, the chairmnn of the highway commission stated that he would like to hear from our people before he entered upon any dis cussion of road matters, whereupon several of the local men gave ex pression to their desires. - George Bleakman, eounty commissioner, was asked to present the matter of the Pendleton-Prinevilie cut-off, a map of which was published in the last issue of this paper, and this Mr. Bleakman did in good shape, being en tirely familiar with the route of the proposed road between Hard man and Spray, and the particular part that this community is Interested in. The completion of the gap on the O.-W. highway between Lena and Vinson was also discussed at length, with a view to getting at some plan whereby this might be accomplished. It was shown that there Is mora than a mil lion and a half dollars tied up in this highway from Heppner Junction to the Umatilla county line and the uncompleted portion makes the road of no general value. After hearing a number of speeches along these lines, Mr. Duby was again called upon, and for about an hour proceeded to enlighten the company on road matters, both statewide and local, and suggested, in a manner, several plans that might be available for getting the results In this coun ty's road program that the people here desire. Encouragement was gathered from the talk of Mr. Duby and much enthusiasm was stirred In the road program. The chairman of the state highway commission was found to be very approachable, and his talk was given out of the abund ant experience he has gathered in road matetrs during his incumbency in the office of state highway commis sioner. Following the talk of Mr. Duby, some resolutions were passed in fur therance of the road building pro gram. One of these in particular had to do with the matter of support, ing the county court in its entire road program for the county and backing them in whatever move they might make toward getting the Lena Vinson gap closed. From the state ments of Mr. Duby, though he made no promises whatever as to what the commission would do, it was gathered that they are anxious for the comple tion of this highway at just as early a date as possible, but ha thoroughly impressed the fact that nothing could be expected without cooperation on the part of Morrow eounty. This was our problem and it was up to us to work it out. At this meeting it was shown that Heppner, Lexington. Tone, and points along the Oregon-Washington high way had far less tourist travel the past year than they enjoyed the year before. The highway commission has kept account of this through the system they have, and It was made fully known, also, that before the highway wns ever built up Willow creek these towns enjoyed much net- tor tourist trade and there was far more travel coming this way. Mr. Duby admitted that the situation here was worse than before the highway was built. The commission and the people of Morrow county should be able to realise some benefit from th capital now invested in this road Outside of the local benefits to travel away from tha towns of the valley, it stands as a waste of money and detriment to the state's highway sys tem. Between forty and fifty men of th community were present at the Frl day meeting, and since that time th road situation here has been upper most in their minds. The determina tion seems to be that plans wilt ma ture whereby the county can adopt a road program, to be enrried out ovor a period of years, thnt will not only complete several projected mar ket roads in the county, and connect up the system here in auch a wa that every section of tho county will be reached by a good hard surfaced road, built according to the state1 specifications, but will complete th O.-W. highway and also get th Hnrdmsn-Spray road on the map. We venture the stntement that it would bo a mighty fine thing righ now if Morrow county had a few hun drcd thouHand dollar to start th program with, It would give employ ment to a lot of our people and put money in their pockets at a tim when it is sorely needed. Tloweve the way of providing this money yot to be worked out. Wa bcllovo It will bo, and It is certainly encourag ing to have our interest stirred in these matters to the point that we will do lomehlng to help ourselves, uneral of Albert H. Stamp Is Held Here Respected Pioneer Who Came to Morrow County 39 Years Ago Laid to Rest Monday. , The funeral of .Albert H. Stamp, respected pioneer of tha Heppner country, was held from the Methodist hurch here on Monday afternoon, ev. E. C. Alford, the pastor, con ducting the services, which were at tended by many of hi old friends and neighbors who held the deceased in high esteem. Mr. Stamp passed away rather sud- enly at the home of his daughter. re, Eliza Gates, residing near Spray, at about 8:00 o'clock Saturday, Jan uary 81. The night previous he had retired to his bed apparently In his aual good health and happy frame of mind. Towards morning he was attacked by pains in the region of is heart and before medical assist ance could reach him he expired, his eath evidently being caused by heart failure. Word of Mr. Stamp's death was im mediately phoned to members of the family here and preparations were de for -the funeral which took place as above stated. Albert Henry Stamp was born in Wat kins, New York, on November 17, 1845, and died at Spray, Oregon, Jan uary 31, 1025, at the advanced age of 79 years, 2 months and 14 days. His early manhood was spent in his native state, where at the age of 18 years e enlisted as a volunteer in the Un ion army and went into active service fox his country. He was a member of Company R. Third Infantry, New York Volunteers, and served until the end of the war, being discharged on the 28th day of August, 1865. In this service he was severely wounded twice. Six brothers were in the army at the same time and one of these lost his life tn action. On June 18, 1870, Mr. Stamp left Bath, New York, and came to Kansas, where he homesteaded land and resid ed for a number of years, and thn moved on west to California, living in that state for three years, after hich he moved to Dixie, Wash. At this place he was married to Sarah akan, who survives him. Six chil- ren were born to this union, two aving passed on. The survivors are Mrs. Grace Shaun, Mrs. Eliza Gates, f Spray, Albert L. Stamp and Mrs. Luella Acock of Heppner. Thirty-nine years ago Mr. Stamp came to Morrow county and took nd at the head of Sand Hollow, hich place had been his home until is death, except for parts of the past three years, when he has resid ed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. ohn Gates, at Spray. He was known to be a man of strong moral convic tions and strict probity, an earnest advocate of prohibition and a hard worker for that cause. As a neigh bor he was kind and considerate at all mes. He passes to a well earned reward. Gray Family Grateful For Assistance Given o Mr. DwEght M inner, spokesman of the relief committee, and people of Cecil, Morgan, lone, Eight Mile, Lexington, Heppner and vicinities: For the relief of John Gray and family during the recent illness of our son, Gerald Howard, and other children: We are glad to write you that our boy can w&lk seemingly as good as ever, and his speech is grad ually coming back to him. The other hildrcn are all well again and our boy is going to be all right in every way as near as we can tell now. We wuold like to express our ap- rcciation and thanks to you and the ommittce and to all contributors in so many needed ways. Aid was ren- cred us so abundantly. Sympathetic letters and kind words through so many anxious hours were a great help to us. Dr. Walker's special ser vices, with the aid of the good and kind nurse sent to us by the good people, under God, our Father, saved our little man. Again let us thank you all for the many kind acts so much needed and so greatly appre ciated by us. Gratefully yours, MR. AND MRS. JOHN GRAY. Morgan, Ore., Jan. 29, 1925. MRS. OTIS PATTERSON DIES. Word was received by Heppner friends this morning announcing the death of Mrs. Otis Patterson at her home in Canyon City last night. Some three months ago Mrs. Patter son was the victim of an auto acci dent on the John Day highway near Dayvillo, at which time she received serious injuries. It was thought that she was recovering nicely from the effects of the accident, but on the first of the past week she suffered a nervous breakdown from which she lid not rally. Friends of Mr. and Mrs, Patterson at Heppner, where they made their home for so many years, are shocked to learn of her passing. The funeral wil lbe at Baker Sunday, MIKFSKI.L BARN DEMOLISHED, The barn on the W. E. Mikesell place south of town was completely demolished by a heavy gust of wind that struck In the course of the rain and wind storm passing this way last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Mikesell were in the barn at the time, milking the cowa. lie received some bruises and thinks this morning that he hai couple of cracked ribs, but Mrs, Mikesell escaped injury. The lumber of the barn was pretty welt scattered, Mr. Duby stated both publicly and privately, while here, that he would not likely be on the commission as Eastorn Oregon's representative after the next two meetings, as his term expires at that time. Our people here were so woll impressed with him, and feel that he is so qualified in every way to go on with the work that it will be little less than a calamity to have him retire. He has largo bust ness Interests in Bakor county that require his attention, being a leading sheepman of that part of the state, so ho feels that he has done his part in making personal sacrifice of these interests, Varieties Should Be Care fully Selected So That Fields Will Be Clean. By R. W. MORSE, County Agent. During the past two weeks many questions have developed relative to spring wheat varieties and the best methods to follow in seeding spring wheats. In choosing varieties to re seed the winter wheats frozen out, one of the things to be carefully con sidered is the amount of winter wheat that is 'alive and will come through the winter all right. Most winter wheat fields will have enough scattered winter plants to foul the spring wheat. It is considered best to plant white spring wheats on land that has had hybrid or fortyfold. Marquis is prob ably the best wheat to use on turkey land although it Is not as high a yielder as aome of the other wheats. There is much confusion regarding the federation varieties. Federation wheat was brought from Australia in 1916 and later selections were made from this of hard federation and white federation. Each of the va rieties is beardless and the kernels white. Hard federation matures ear lier than federation and has harder kernels of a better milling quality. Both varieties have stiff straw and do not shatter readily. They are spring varieties of federation being about as winter hardy as bluestem, but hard federation is not at all winter hardy. These wheats are more fully discuss ed in Station Bulletin 204 from the Oregon Agricultural College, which can be secured from the county ag ent's office. The following are yields of the five leading spring wheats at the Moro experiment station from 1918 to 1924 inclusive: Federation 27.4 bushels per acre; hard federa tion 26.8; Baart 23.2; Bluestem 20.9; Marquis 20.2. For the sr.me period hybrid 128 winter wheat yielded 80.9; turkey red 30.3 bushels per acre. Spring grains should be sown early. ; The sooner they are in the ground af ter spring Is open, the better yields ! will be obtained. One caution that the writer wishes to make to all far- i mers buying seed is to reclean It : carefully on your own place. There are many weeds in some sections of the country that we do not have in Morrow county. Some of these are particularly objectionable, such as fan weed, which Is prevalent in Un ion county. These can be taken out by carefully recleaning. The ground should be prepared so that you will have a good seed bed. In some sections the ground will not require reworking. In other sections harrowing or discing and harrowing should be done to give the spring wheat the best chance. If weeds are coming in the fields the ground should be worked to kill those now sprouting just before seeding. Wheat Was Protected By the Land Blows While at the meeting of the Hepp ner Commercial club on last Friday, Bert Mason of lone quoted some of the farmers of his section to the ef fect that their wheat was not injured by the freeze; that it was coming long all right since the warm weath- Since returning home, and upon further inquiry, Mr. Mason finds that he was correct in his statements, but that the lands in question were those where land blows had covered the wheat to an extent that it was pro tected and la now coming along in good healthy condition. This is a small area, however. The general re ports are to the effect that the wheat is practically all killed. RECLEAN YOUR SEED WHEAT. By R. W. MOIJSE, County Agent Spring seed being shipped into Mor row county contains more or less weed seed. Many of these weeds are new ones to this county and all seed wheat should be carefully rcclcaned before planting. Some of these seeds, such as fan weed, prevalent in Union county, are worse than any weed we have in the county at present, so that care should" be observed in not getting these weeds started In your fields. All wheat seed should be treated for smut, preferably with the copper carbonate treatment as this treat ment will give a better chance for a full stand of spring wheat and will control smut as well as any other treatment if properly applied. EXPRESS THEIR THANKS. Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon l Owing to sickness, and not being able to be present at the time of the death and funeral of our father, we take this method of thanking the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the sickness and death of our dear father, Virgil A. Stevens. MR. and MRS. G. T. HARRISON, Freeman, Wash. WAS CHOSEN PRESIDENT. Calvin L. Swcck of thi city wan choften president for this district of the Federal Farm Loan BHPociation at Pendletton on Friday. Representa tives were present at the meeting from the various associations in Mor row, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa and linker counties and the program was of much interest. Included In this district are number of associations in Washington. Prominent members of the federal land bank at Spokane were speakers on the program and they presented Informntion of much value to the local farm loan associa tions. Jeff Jones was also a delegate attending th meeting from Heppner. HEPPNER DEFEATS ION. There waa a good game of basket ball on the Heppner floor Saturday ovoning, the contestants being the lone and Heppner town teams. Tha eontest waa a close one and tho game well played throughout, The score stood 22 to 21 in Hoppner's favor. Comedy-Drama Tuesday Was Greatly Enjoyed The three-act farce-comedy, "When a Feller Needs a Friend," waa played to good audiences at the Star theater on Tuesday afternoon and evening, and there were none who failed in getting the worth of their money. The cast, coached by Mrs. C. V. Hopper and Mrs. Roy Missildine, was largely from the high school student body, and the handling of the play proved their ability to interpret the parts and get the best out of each in dividual performer. Each characer was well chosen in the first place and the thorough preparation made the play move up with snap. We should not discriminate as to any of the performers, as they all did their parts well, but will state that the roles of Mrs. Reese, Liz, her daughter, and Jerry Smith, returned soldier, carried by Mrs. Ray Shurte, Miss Elaine Sigs bee and Crocket Sprouls, respectively, were each a scream and created no end of fun and laughter for the au dience. Music for the occasion was fur nished by Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner at the opening, and by a quartette composed of Marjorie Clark, Ora Gen try, Edna . Vaughn and Mary Farley, between first and second acts. Miss Luola Benge gave a delightful read ing, accompanied by Mrs. Hopper at the piano, between second and third acts. The play was given to help the Christian Endeavorers on the final payment of their pledge to the new church building. They realized fully on their expectations in this regard, and the public of Heppner and vicin ity, who so largely attended, were given one of the best treats of the season. Mrs. Emily Keiley Answers FinalCall The final -.summons came to Mrs. Emily Sherman Keiley at her home Heppner early on Wednesday morning, after an illness of several months, and having been confined to her bed for a number of weeks. Mrs. Keiley suffered from hardening of the arteries and other ailments due to advancing years. She was an honored pioneer of Heppner and Willow creek valley, having lived here for many long years and ahe passes to her reward after having enjoyed many years of usefiil and fruitful living in this commun ity. At the time of her death she was 96 years, 6 months and 9 days of age. Funeral services will be held at the Christian church in this city on tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. F. Trimble, pastor, having charge. Mrs. Keiley is survived by her only relative here, her son, Bruce B. Keiley. VIOLA ESTHER COX. The funeral of Mrs. Viola Esther Cox, wife of Benjamin F. Cox, was held at the Christian church in Heppner on Friday last at 10 o'clock, C. F. Trimble, pastor, officiating and large number of friends and rela tives being in attendance. Mrs. Cox died at her home on H in tern creek at 5 o'clock a. mM on Thurs day, January 29, after a short illness with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, numerous relatives and host of friends. Viola Esther Flo re on was born on Willow creek in this county June 12, 1896, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Floreon, and was married to Benjamin F. Cox October 25th, 1914. At the time of her death she was 28 years, 7 months and 17 days old. WHY GO TO CHURCH? REV. TRIMBLE MARKS APPEAL FOR ALL CHURCHES. Holda They are Community's Greatest Moral Upbuflder and Should Be Heartily Supported. The church is the only institution we have in our town which gives it's entire attention to the spiritual side of man's life. It Is, therefore, almost impossible to stay away from the church and not neglect the spiritual side of life. There is always enough, even In a poor sermon, to help in the duties of life, and enough to chal lenge one to newer and higher duties. While you may not agree with the church's ideas of theology, you do believe in its ideals of life. Whatever we may be doing we are doing less than we can. Not one of us but may attempt more than we are now doing. There is no wisdom' in expecting great things of God unless we are willing to attempt great things for God. It is only when a man takes up the highest duties, when 'he ac cepts the noblest life, that God can manifest himself to him and through him. Think of the best moments you have ever had and believe that the highest you have ever been you may be all the time, and higher still thru the larger manifestations of truth that can only come to you when you are upon the high level of Ufa. We are hindered by our failure to sound the depths of our own latent powers. There is something within us, pecu liar to our manhood, that demands that we make an effort in righteous ness, if we would rise to a higher level of daily lviing. C. F. TRIMBLE, Pastor Christian Church, CARD OF THANKS. To those who so kindly assisted us during the death and buriul of our beloved wife and daughter, and for the many beautiful floral offerings, we desire to take this method of ex tending our sincere thanks. BENJAMIN F. COX, MR. and MRS. S. W. FLOREON AND FAMILY, MR. and MRS. F. D. COX AND FAMILY. BUYS TRACT OF TIMBER. Al Henriksen of Pendleton, who came here from Heppner several months ago, has just closed a deal for the purchase of a tract of timber of 1,000 acres in Morrow county. The deal was msde through the Wells A Keithley agency. The consideration involved in the deal was not made public. East Oregonian. L O. O. F. Get-Together Meet Largely Attended There was scarcely room to enter tain the large number of members and friends of the I. O. O. F. and Re bekahs in their third get-together meeting at the Heppner lodge quar ters on last evening. The represen tatives came from the various lodges of the county in numbers to fill I. O. O. F. hall to overflowing. Two hun dred were seated at the banquet board following the progrom that number at least were counted, after which our informant laid off the job, for many more were fed. The program waa of a very excell ent order and carried out as pub lished with one or two exceptions. The .high school orchestra and glee club furnished selections under the direction of Miss Denn that were greatly appreciated. Then the young er members of the Rebekahs gave a playlet, localizing the characters, that was a scream from beginning to end. The program was such as to prepare the crowd for the good things that came in the dining room, and all told the meeting was one of the very best yet held. The next meeting of the orders along this line will be at lone on the 4th of March. To all those outside the order who so kindly assisted with the program the thanks aof the committee on en tertainment is extended for their splendid assistance. Bids For Postoffice Quarters Here Asked The Post Office Department will re ceive proposals up to and including February 20, 1925, for furnishing suitable quarters for post office pur poses at Heppner, Oregon, at a stat ed price per annum, including heat, light, water, toilet facilities and safe provided with burglar proof chest, and all necessary furniture and equip ment under a ease for 5 or 10 yearB from May 16, 1925. Floor space of about 1400 feet is desired. Good daylight and a reasonably central location are important consid erations. Specifications and blank proposals may be obtained from the postmaster and a sample form of lease may be examined in his office. Good Program Arranged For Next P.T.A. Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the local Parent-Teacher association will be held in the high school audi torium on next Tuesday, February 10, at 8 o'clock p. m. The following pro gram will be given: Valentine Play, "Cupid's Lost Arrow' Pupils of Sixth Grade. Piano Solo Anna McNamee Violin Solo ... Bruce Gibb Patriotic Pantomime. Address on Health Mrs. Alfcrd The grades earning $5.00 each for having the largest representation of parents present are the 6th, 6th and 2nd. The money was intended to be used for purchasing books for the respective rooms, The teachers re port that the books have been or dered and no doubt will be in the rooms by the date of our next P. T. A. meeting. The children will be pleased to have the parents visit their rooms and not only see their new books but look over the art work which the teachers have so painstak ingly arranged. Every parent who possibly can should attend these meetings to as sist each child in earning the next $5.00. MRS. FRANK TURNER, Pres. NOTES FROM HEPPNER HIGH, Both the boys' and girls' teams went to Arlington last Saturday. The games were fast ones and resulted in victories for the Arlington teams. The score for the girls' game was 27-3. While that for the boys' game was 22-17. Practically all the cast for the high school operetta to be given in the near future has been selected. The cast has been chosen from the stu dent body. The operetta this year will be ' Crimson Eyebrows," a color ful Chinese play full of clever lines and catchy, melodious tunes. The lone boys and girs' basketball teams will play here next Saturday. These will be good games. Come and see them. CARD OF THANKS. ne desire to express our sincere thanks to the Heppner friends and neighbors of the late Alfred H. Stamp for their kindly assistance and sin cere expressions of sympathy extend cd during the funeral. MRS. A. H. STAMP. MRS. ELIZA GATES. MRS. GRACE SHOUN, ALBERT L. STAMP, MRS. LUELLA ACOCK. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to express our thanks to our many friends for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our baby, and also for the many beautiful floral offerings. MR. AND. MRS. CECIL WARNER. STRAY DOG. Reward will be paid for the delivery of my big shepard dog that strayed from my ranch on upper Willow creek during the week of Jan. 11. A black dog with white breast and white Ting around neck. Deliver to Clint Sharp at Heppner. JOHN T. KIRK. BABY CHIX White Leghorns of Hollywood and O. A. C. strains. See my solected stock in breeding pen at Rhea Creek Poultry and Berry ranch. R. H. Quackenbush & Son, phone 11F14, Heppner, Oregon. FOR SALE Fresh milch cow with 3-weeka-old calf. Stock Jersey and Shorthorn; third calf. Prico $50. Opal E. Clark, Heppner. Mrs. George Swnggnrt of Pendleton was a guest over the week-end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McAtce in this city. First quality copper carbonate now in stock. Peoples Hardware Co. PASSES OT H YEAR Anniversary Remembered By Banquet and Party Friday Evening. INSTITUTED IN 1895 Four Charter Members Present; Pro grain of Music and Talks Enjoyed By Members and Visitors. At Masonic hall on last Friday eve ning the 30th anniversary of the in stitution of Ruth Chapter No. 32, Or of the Eastern Star, was celebrated by a large gathering of the members and friends of the order. At 6:30 the banquet room was thrown open and the guests to the number of about 125 gathered around the tables to be served to a splendid repast. Seated at the table were just four of the charter members, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilliam and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pst terson. Before the close of the ban quet, the big birthday cake was brought in, properly decorated with the right number of candles and the colors of the order. This work of culinary art was from the hands of Mrs. Rebecca Patterson, who per formed the ceremony of cutting the cake which was passed to all present and received their ample expressions of praise and appreciation. Immediately following the banquet was presented the program of the evening, as follows: Solo Dorothy Patterson Solo Dean T. Goodman Reading . Paul Gemmell Duet Marjorie Clark, Patricia Mahoney Reading Mrs. Roger Morse Address Mrs. Rebecca Patterson Talk Frank Gilliam Remarks Rev. C. F. Trimble The adress of Mrs. Patterson was in a reminiscent vein and covered the ! history of the organization of Ruth Chapter. Mrs. Patterson drew on her memory for the facts as the records of the lodge were destroyed in hte Heppner flood. From the address we gahter: Ruth Chapter was instituted on Feb. 1, 1895, with a charter member ship of thirty-four sixteen men and eighteen women. Peter Borg was in strumental in getting the organisa tion going and John Vert of Pendle ton was the instituting officer, who at the time was Grand Patron of Oregon. The first officers were Mrs. Ida Ellis, W. M.; P. O. Borg, W. P.; Mrs. Lil- lie Conser, A. M.; Miss Margaret Hor- nor, Secretary! - un. - Anna Borg, Treasurer; Mrs. Lizzie Matlock Keeney, Con.; Mrs. Mamie Brown, A. Con.; Mrs. Lauretta Leerer, Chaplain; Mary Ayers, Ada; Rebecca Patterson, Ruth; Anna Spencer, Esther; Mary McCarty, Martha; Katie Morrow. Electa. Mrs. Patterson went on to state that they had quite a time in perfect ing the organization, as none were at all familiar with the work, had never seen a ritual, in fact. However, by close application the work was soon learned. The many difficulties met with in getting a new organization on its feet were gradually overcome and it was not a great while until Ruth Chapter began to be recognized as one of the best in the jurisdiction. Property needed was acquired through the getting up of dinners for the brother Masons at their big functions and quite a sum of money was thus accumulated. Many good times were enjoyed, social meetings held every month with good banquets and fine social events. Mrs. Patterson did not fail to re cord some of the sorrows of the lodge occurring in those earlier days. The first death among the members was that of Sister Carrie Wells, one of the charter members, and the next was Brother Will Leezer, then In 1903 came the terrible disaster to Heppner and nine more of the sisters and brothers were taken, and gloom was cast over the entire membership for some time. There was work for all in helping those who had lost so much. "Let us not forget how great is the need of ordinary kindness, for In the daily battle of life there are the wounded and broken hearted; a smile gleam ing from the face of an innocent child has comforted one here, and the courtesy of a Btranger has reas sured a man almost discouraged. A pleasant word, a kind inquiry, a friendly look, a hearty greeting is of ten enough to redeem one from lon liness and heart exile and remnld them that they belong in the circle of humanity and have their home with God's children. For it is the little deeds of kindness and little acts of love that make life one long sweet song. So believing that the 30th an niversary of Ruth Chapter will prove another link in the chain which binds us together in the service of human ity, and hoping we may enjoy many more anniversaries, let us strive to make our lives as the floral emblems of the Eastern Star, breathing a ben ediction of goodness to mankind; making this world a garden whose beds are crowded with thoughts of our Maker. The Blue, the color of the asure sky. Beneath which Ada pledged herself to die; The Yellow, as golden grains of truth, Gathered from the fiathful gleaner, Ruth; The White, a gem of purest ray se rene. Exampled in the life of our Noble Queen; The Green, our living faith shall ever be In life, in death. In all eternity; Th eRcd, suggests a fervency of thought. In which the lesson of Charity is to light So, Sisters and Brothers, let us not forget to live up to the Golden Rule to do to others as we would like to he done by, so that dear old Ruth No, 82 will prosper and be one of the best chapters in the state, is the wish of your Past Matron. NATION ENSHRINES IN HEART HEROES LOST IN ARG0NNE Tale of Lost Battalion Already Part of America's Traditions. Americana thrill with patriotic pride when they hear the story of the Lost Battalion of the world war, the tensest, most dramatic, most gripping incident of America's part in the great conflict. To give the people of Heppner an opportunity to "feel" this epie action as they could not otherwise do, Heppner Post No. 87 of the American Legion has ar ranged to show "The Lost Battalion," a motion picture faithfully reproduc ing this historic event with an in woven tale of delightful romance, at the Star Theater on Tuesday, Febru ary 24th. The story of the Lost Battalion has become definitely part of the tradi tions of the American people. No sooner had the news of the superhu man resistance of this handful of men, completely surrounded by Ger man troops in the almost impenetra ble Argonne forest, been flashed to the nation than these men took their places at once as national heroes. The story of their dogged stand is as firmly fixed in the history of America as that of Washington crossing the Delaware that winter night or kneel ing in the snow of Valley Forge to pray while his men paced their sen try rounds with bleeding feet. For aix bitter days these heroes of 1918 clung to their hillsides, galled by German fire from every direction, hugging the hope that relief would somehow come. Death lurked in ev ery bush, behind every tiny mound. Out of the tree-tops the spiteful fire of machine guns hailed upon them. Nor waa this alL Hunger, privation, the terrible agony of wounds were worse enemies than Genu an sharp shooters and machine gun nests. Then came a demand that they surrender demand met with instant refusal, a renewal of battle, rescue, victory. John Jenkins Resigns As Road Supervisor John Jenkins, who has been road supervisor of the Boardman district for the past five years, tendered his resignation to the county court this week, states the Boardman Mirror. During his administration, Mr. Jenkins - has greatly improved the roads all over the project, WTien he first took office the roads here were in very poor condition but we now have good graded roads with gravel sur face. Several concrete bridges have replaced the old wooden ones, which makes not only a better appearance, but smoother riding. "Clarence Berger has been appoint ed his successor in office. Hodsdon Literary Society Enjoys Splendid Program A splendid program was pulled off on rnday evening last at the Hods don school house under the auspices of the literary society. The enter tainment was well attended, and after the program a basket social wsa held which resulted in the raising of $30 to be added to the funds for improv ing the school building. The committee for arranging the program for the next meeting consists of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Swaggart, Mr. and Mrs. W. Copenhaver, Earn Smith and Claud White. One feature of the next program will be a debate of the question, "Resolved, that there is more happiness in pursuit than in possession." ORDINARY AND NECESSARY EX- PENSES MAY BE DEDUCTED , All the ordinary and necessary ex pensea paid or incurred in carrying on any trade, business, profession, or vocation are allowable deductions in preparing federal income tax returns, according to Clyde G. Runtlely, col lector of internal revenue. Typical expenses of a mercantile establish ment are amounts paid for advertis ing, hire of clerks, and other em ployees, rent, light, heat and water, telephone, insurance, delivery expen ses, the cost of operating delivery wagons and motor trucks, and inci dental repairs to such vehicles, but not the original cost of such vehicles. The expenses of a manufacturing bus iness include labor, raw materials, supplies, repairs, lgiht and heat, pow- aelling cost, administration and similar charges. NATIONAL PARK TOUR. Rev. E. C. Alford. pastor of the Methodist Community Church, will give in an illustrated lecture tomor row evening a personal description of life in the Yelowstone National Park. Mr. Alford spent an entire season in the park, and knows the geysers by their first names and some of the bears. The set of lan tern slides illustrating the lecture are of the finest made. Admission free, but a sliver offering will be tak- A social half hour will be en joyed at the close of the lecture; the Juniors will have candy and popcorn for sale. BABY SON DIES. Goerge Wayne Warner, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Warner of neur Lexington, died at the home of his parents on Wednesday, January 23th The baby was not woll from it birth and while all that was possible wns done it could not rally from the ef fect of the flu from which it suffered and passed after six days of illness. The remains were taken to Walla Wall on Thursday, where the funeral was held. Mrs. Angela Kincart left on Friday morning for Roseburg where she ex pects to join her husband and to visit with friends. Mr. Kincart has be-n working for the Southern Pacific Co. as a brakeman for the past two years. BY LEGISLATURE Favorable Action Taken On Seed Grain Bill For Farmers. FEW CHANGES MADE Bill Passes Senate by Una nl mom Vote; $1,500,000 to B Loaned to Fanners on Approved Security. News received from the State House on Tuesday was to the effect that the seed grain bill passed the Senate In its original form. An unsuccessful attempt was made to write into the bill an amendment providing that loans should be made direct to bank ers in the frost-devastated areas, who in turn, would place the money in the hands of the farmers on approved collateral. The senate by unanimous vote passed the original measure with but two minor ehanges. The bill pre viously had been approved by the house with but two dissenting votes. The bill provides an appropriation from the bonus sinking fund of $1, 500,000, which shall be loaned to far mers to purchase seed under the jur isdiction of the state board of con trol. The notes shall be payable to the state and become due January 1, 1926. In cases of emergency the board of control is authorized to ex tend the payment of the notes for one year. Senator Tooze, chairman of the ways and measn committee which re ported favorably on the bill, declared that while it would .be necessary for some of the senators to stretch their business judgment in supporting the measure, it was an emergency act and was demanded by a class of peo ple who were suffering because of tha elements. It was the prediction of Senator Tooze that a large part of the loan would be repaid and that the interest of 6 per cent charged for the use of the money would go far toward wiping out any loss that might be incurred. Member Local Lodge Named on Committee Mrs. Lillian Turner of Heppner has been highly honored by receiving the appointment at the hands of Mrs. Mary D. Moss, president of the Re bekah assembly of Oregon, L O. O. F., to a place on the advisory committee for the entertainment of the Associa tion of Rebek&h Assemblies, which will meet in Portland September 21. We members of San Souci Lodge No. 33 of Heppner feel especially honored, as aside from Mrs. Turner and a very few other instances, the appointees were all past presidents. Mrs. Turner is a past Noble Grand of San Souci lodge and is at present our most efficient secretary, having been elected to this office to succeed herself time after time. We are pleased to have her receive this honor at the hands of the State President. ONE OF THE CHAIN GANG. Mr. and Mrs. Nat Webb of Walla Walla were week-end visitors in Heppner, driving over from their home on Friday afternoon and arriv ing in time to attend the 30th anni versary services of Ruth Chapter No. 32, O. E. S., of which Mrs. Webb is a member. Mr. Webb, who is exten sively encaced in farming in the Walla Walla section, is of the opinion that the grain over that county was seriously damaged by the December freeze, and much reseeding will be necessary. the home of her mother and sister. j Banker W. P. Mahoney arrived home on Saturday from a business trip to Portland and Salem which occupied his attention for a number of days. He was one of the commit tee from Heppner to interview the legislature regarding aid to the stricken wheat producers of Eastern Oregon. Frank Harwood, jeweler, has just returned from Portland, where he spent several days this week on bus iness. He states that it can stilt rain in his old home town. While in the city Mr. Harwood succeeded in get ting Brunswick records and machines for his store here, and these are now on sale. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pad berg were visitors in Heppner on Saturday from their Heppner Flat home. They were accompanied by Jess Lieuallen, broth er of Mrs. Pad berg, who spent sev eral days visiting with his relatives here. His home is at Walla Walla. Roger Morse, county agent, arrived home from Salem iate on Friday night. He expects to see the bill for relief of tho wheat raisers go through though there seemed to bo some pret ty stitf opposition at the time he left Salem. Dean T. Goodman of the Heppner Garage was a passenger going cut to Poitiand on Monday, being called to the city on matters of buiiness. While there he wilt take in the tig auto .(how. now in progress. Mrs. L. C. GilLilan and son Richard of Filer, Idaho, enjoyed a visit of sev rl days at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Gillilan in this city. They do par ltd for their home on Thursday last. Cecil Warner was In town Satur day from Lexington. Roseeding of tho ihim.igvd wheat folds is the ordr there nuw and the farmers are buy taking advantage of the good weather. LOST A large hand knit wool scurf, tan color, with roue colored stripes serous each end. Finder Niave at Gnsette-Tiinta office. Mary I . Thompson, lr. Johnston reports the arrival of a 10-lb, daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cuwins In this city on Sunday, Ftbuary 1, 1926.