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Volume 41, Number 48. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1925. v Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
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This Week
D. E. Stephens and B. S.
Bessee Speak on Live
Farming Topics. '
Cost of Wheat Production and Va
rieties of Sprint Wheata Dla
cnaaed Lait Night. .
It was the pleasure of the editor to
attend the meeting at the new schoM
houie at Alpine last evening, on the
invitation M County Agent Moree,
and tnten to the addresses of Messra.
Beaiee and Stephens.
The people of the district turned
out well and manifested much inter
est in what the gentlemen represent
ing the 0. A. C. and Moro experiment
stations had to say. Mr. Bessee spoke
particularly on the costs of produc
tion in wheat raising, gathered from
the survey of 77 wheat farms in Sher
man county and covering a period of
three years, the points being illus
trated by charts; -he also set out on
the blackboard the figures showing
the factors that would have to do with
the price that the farmer might ex
pect to receive for his crop this sea
son, and mentioned some of the fac
tors that might help in making the
price to the farmers here better.
Short crops, abandoned acreage and
low yield per acre over the wheat belt
would undoubtedly cause the price
to raise, whereas a big crop, increased
acreage, would have a tendency to
lessen the price on the basis of world
production. In this country there
haa been an Increase of winter sow
ing to the amount of 4,000,000 acres
but this may not affect the export
market, and our price is governed by
this. Mr. Bessee also urged the
adoption of a number of side lines
along with the wheat raising as a
means of supplying some needed cash
in times like these. Three years of
hard sledding by the farmcra of the
Inland Empire has put them in a bad
way, but there Is hope that a good
crop or two, with fair prices, will
straighten them out and the future
is brighter.
Mr. Stephens has been heard by our
farmers many times, and he always
has something good to deliver out of
his storehouse of knowledge concern
ing the breeding and propagation of
wheats that bring the best results in
this Eastern Oregon country. He
dwelt at some length on the varieties
of spring wheat that would be best
to sow on the lands being reseeded.
Federation and Hard Federation re
ceived his highest commendation, but
these wheata are in strong demand
the price is high and they are not ao
easy to get right now. Preparing of
seed bed, and caution as to the spread
of weeds were also topics touched on
by Mr. Stephens. He was parties
larly emphatic in regard to the prop
et cleaning of all seed wheat that is
shipped into the county, as there is
grave danger of noxious weeds being
introduced here that we do not have
at this time, and that would be very
hard to get rid of.
Messrs. Bessee and Stephana are
speaking at Eight Mile this afternoon
and on tomorrow evening they will
speak at the court house In Heppner,
at which time all the wheatraisers in
this vicinity should make it a point
to be present, as they will get much
that is of benefit. Tuesday evening
they addressed a fine crowd of farm
ers in the new school building at
lone, and many questions of interest
and profit were, brought up and dis
The Knighta of Pythias celebrated
the anniversary of their lodge on
Tuesday evening, Feb. 24, by a good
program and a big clam feed. Hon
ors were declared awarded to Knight
Fred Tash at the clam feed, as he
succeeded in hiding himself almost
entirely behind a mountain of clam
shells not a small feat to be sure,
but one he survived and is able to
tell the tale. This is an illustration
of the fact, however, that the clam
feed was mighty good, and the
Knights falling to attend missed a
real treat. There will be initiatory
work, beginning March 8rd, and every
Pythian should make it a point to be
The program given was as follows:
Opening Ode.
Solo - Mrs. Alex Gibb
Reading Mrs. Roger Morse
Whistling Duet, Miss Elisabeth
Phelps and Mrs. Gene Ferguson
Reading Mrs. Ray Shurte
Song Alex Gibb
Address C, F. Trimble
Whistling Duet
Miss Phelps and Mrs. Ferguson
Bethel Missionary society held its
regular meeting Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. George Thomson.
The program was given by Mrs. Frye,
Mrs. McNamer and Mrs. Thelps, and
was greatly enjoyed by all present.
In addition to the ladies' program, a
patriotic program was given by Neda
Mercer, Frank Andorson, Burdett
Launti and Billy Thomson, who did
remarkably well with their various
parts. Refreshments were served by
the hostesses, Mrs. George McDuffoe
and Mrs. Thomson.
Also Bluestem & Red Chaff Club Wheat
Brown Warehouse Co.
Phone 643
By Arthur Brisbane
The Doctor Bill
$3,000,000,000 For Cars.
Wall Street Always Takes.
"3 In 1" Husbands.
It is suggested that income tax pay
ers be allowed to deduct from taxable
income what they have to pay doc
tors. If a man makes his income by us
ing machinery he ia allowed to deduct
from income whatever he haa to spend
to keep the machinery in order.
The machinery used by a lawyer,
merchant or mechanic is his own
body and brain. If he has to spend
money to keep that machinery in or
der and fit to earn revenue, OF
COURSE he should be allowed to
charge that to "repairs" and deduct
it from income tax. And also he
should be allowed to deduct for each
year of wear and tear a fair charge
A coal mine owner charges off "de
pletion," because his mine is worth
less each year.
What about the man whose ml:ie
is his brain? That also is worth leu
each year.
Fashion can do what other things
can't do. For instance, the fashion
in short skirts haa made fashionable
restaurants and night dancing re
sorts in London cut down the height
of tables and chairs. It is impossi
ble for women with skirts up to their
knees to sit gracefully, not to say
modestly, at the regulation high table.
So the table legs are cut off.
Last year thia country paid out 3,
000,000,000 for automobilae.
That's a large sum, but no money
was better spent. To economise on
automobiles would mean to economise
on fresh air, health, happiness, and
It would mean waste of time more
than offsetting the saving in money.
Europe, poorer and less efficient
than the United States, suffers for
lack of cars. Some of the millions
we spent for trucks, to be used car
rying freight. That was educational.
Enough trucks competing with rail
roads and cutting freight prices will
make some of the old-faahioned rail
road men think. Merely relying on
the Interstate Commerce Commission
to raise your rates, when you need
more money, is not scientific rail
roading. -
"Tom" Lawson, author of "Fren
zied Finance" and an active figure In
much frenzied finance of hiB own,!
was buried last week close to the
magnificent estate that he once own
ed. Wall Street gave it to him. And
Wall Street took it away from hiiu.
When he was aixteen he made $40,
000 in Wall Street. In twenty years
of Wall Street life he made forty
millions of dollars, and Wall Street
took it all back.
The old croupier at Monte Carlo's
gambling house said to thia writer
long ago: "We don't have to worry
bout profits. While they have money
the strangers stay and gamble or
spend it in our hotels. When they
haven't any more money, they go. The
money stays with us."
So with Wall Street, if you gamble.
Mrs. Tcnnal, lady editor of the Sa-
betha Herald, in Kansas, tells Kansas
editors, at Topeka that every woman
needs three husbands one for so
ciety, one to make money, one to
look after the housekeeping. Present-day
husbands are satisfactory.
as far as they go," she says, but they
do not go far enough.
The learned Mrs. Tennal knows that
polyandry, meaning several husbands,
was once the rule among many ra
tions. It still prevails among certain
setnl-barbaroua peoples.
And the husbands manage to get
along fairly well.
Polyandry, however, will not solve
the problem. The husband must mul
tiply his accomplishments, while in
creasing his tendency to fidelity. The
American husband makes money, but
does not know how to pny compli
ments. Many European men pay
marvelous compliments, but can't
make money.
The combination, or "three-in-one"
husband will appear in the course of
The patriotic program by the Hp-
worth League on Sunday evening last
was greatly enjoyed by all present.
The address by Professor Hedrick on
"The Public School as a National In
stitution," was especially interesting
and instructive.
On Sunday, March 1st, the regular
League topic is, "Physical Health,
How to Protect and Conserve It," In
the League rooms at 6:30 Dr, McMur
do, city health officer, will discuss
some phase of this subject at tho
meeting. A general invitation Is ex
tended, to attend.
Many Projects to Receive
Attention During
This Year.
Predatory Animal and Wild Horse
Control, Cooperative Marketing,
Among Afma of Body.
According to Mac Hoke, secretary
of the Oregon Woolgrwoers associa
tion, the following project! will con
stitute the wool growers program of
work for 1925:
1. Cooperate with National Wool
growers' assocaition and with other
state woolgrowers' associations, to
secure passage of national legislation
beneficial to the sheep and wool grow
ing industry, viz.: N
1. The Phipps Grazing Bill.
2. Increased appropriation for pred-
datory animal control.
3. Maintain protective tariff.
4. Oppose Gooding Long and Short
Haul Bill.
5. Legislation improving methods
of financing.
2. Support the National Woolgrow
ers' association by pledging 1c per
head on sheep and lambs sold for
192S, and cooperate with the Nation
al Woolgrowers' association in car
rying on its program pf work.
3. Secure passage of state legisla
tion for:
1. Appropriation for control of
predatory animals and rodents.
2. Uniform assessments of sheep
and range lands.
3. Control of wild horses.
4. Closed season on beaver in East
ern Oregon.
5. Oppose laws detrimental to
sheep and wool growing indus
try. 4. Support Boston Wool Trade as
sociation in petition asking for thru
billing by rail and water on wool to
Atlantic Coast points.
5. Educate sheep owners, farmers,
camptenders. herders and others to
the utte of poison as a means for con
trolling predatory animals.
6. Cooperate with Forest Service
officials to secure better results from
the grazing resources of the National
7. Secure Association insurance
covering liability of members who
are permitted on National Forests,
and who are liable for damage from
fires that may be caused by employes.
8. Secure cost of operation data
covering the range sheep business.
9. Encourage cooperative and or
derly marketing of wool.
10. To establish shearing wages for
1925 at 12c and board, and to sta
bilize wages paid for other labor.
11. Publish semi-monthly the "Ore
gon Woolgrower" and distribute thru
this publication market news and gen
eral activities of the association, also
conduct a free exchange column for
members who wish to buy or sell
sheep, lambs, wool, ranches, feed and
12. Increase membership so that
the Oregon Woolgrowers association
will represent the majority of the
sheep owners and sheep population of
13. Encourage the formation of Na-.
tional Forest Perm i tees associations
for each Natoinal Forest in Oregon.
14. Cooperate with other state as
sociations to establish wages for la
bor and shearing, and in all other
matters of mutual interest.
15. Cooperate with the Federal Bu
reau of Animal Husbandry, the State
Livestock Sanitary Board, and the
Veterinary Department of the Agri
cultural College for the control of
livestock diseases.
16. Cooperate with State Agricul
tural College Extension and Experi
ment Station Divisions, Farm Crops
and Animal Husbandry Departments,
to further investigations being ear
ned on, and for the effective distri
bution of this information through
County Agents and Extension Spec
ialists. 17. Cooperate with various trans
portation companies to improve ser
vice to shippers, to reduce rates
where consistent, and to secure fa?
vorable summer grazing rates for
18. To encourage the continued pro
duction of high quality breeding
sheep in Oregon, thus enabling our
growers to continue to enjoy prices
established for breeding sheep by the
active competition of buyers from
other sections of the sheep growing
A meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary
of the American Legion will be held
Monday evening, March 2nd, In Bethel
Chapel rooms, at 7:30. At the last
meeting the following slogan was
adopted: "Every Member Bring
Member. All women who are eligi
ble are cordially invited to attend
this meeting. An applicant for mem
bership must be the mother, wlfo, sis
ter or daughter of a member of the
American Legion.
MRS. R. W. MORSE, President.
An exhibition of horsemanship was
given on the vacant lot south of the
McRoberts livery bam Sunday, when
Glenn Mntteson was riding a bucking
bronk. After plunging around for a
short time, the animal broke through
the covering of an abandoned well.
The rider was not hurt and the ani
mal had to bo drawn out of tho well
by the use of a block and tackle fur
nished by the power house. The event
was the cause of quite a little in
to rest as well as some excitement.
The several missionary societies of
the city will meet on tomorrow af
ternoon at 2:80 nt the parlors of the
Christian church, to join in the ser
vices of a union prayer meeting. All
the women of the city are cordially
invited and will be made welcome.
f A Four vvrTtwA -
A number of outside people were in
the city on Saturday evening to at
tend the Elks ball. Among them our
reporter noted the following: Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. McDonald, W. G. Smith, W. J.
Smith, L. C. Beeson, Robert Tapp,
Robert McDonald, David Lemon, of
Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. Veach, Mr.
and Mrs. Haines, Miriam Keeney of
Condon; F. J. Ayers and wife and R.
M, Corrigall of Echo.
Judge Benge and Commissioners
Bleakman and Davidson went to Port
land on Tuesday to be present at the
meeting of the State Highway com
mission, in session there since Wed
nesday. They will take up the mat
ter of the completion of the Lena
Vinson gap of the Oregon-Washington
highway, and hope to be able to
arrive at a plan whereby the work
will be started at an early date. .
J. W. Becket is up from Portland to
look after some busniess matters in
connection with his Eight Mile farm.
Mr. Becket is recovering from a spell
of sickness that cut him down con
siderably, but thinks the Morrow
county sunshine will be of much help
in his recuperation. Too much rain
about Portland of late.
Mrs. M. L. Curran returned last
evening from a two weeks' stay in
Portland, where she has been busy
in selecting her spring millinery
stock for Curran Millinery Shoppe.
It rained constantly during the time
Mrs. Curran was in Portland and she
appreciates being able to see the sun
shine once again.
Rev. C. F. Trimble and family de
parted yesterday forenoon fcr Van
couver, Wash., where they go to take
charge of the Pythian Home. Mr.
Trimble will be supernitendent of the
home and Mrs. Trimble Is to be the
matron. He closed his pastorate ,
with the Christian church here on !
Many beautiful gowns were in evi
dence at the Elks ball on Saturday
evening, and this annual event was
very largely attended. There was
good music by the Erwin orchestra
and the evening was greatly enjoyed.
Refreshments were served at the
close of the entertainment.
A marriage license was issued on
Friday at the office of Clerk Ander
son to Elmer R. Hunt and Mary E.
Thompson, young people of Lexing
ton. Their marriage occurred on Sat
urday morning, Wallace Jones, pastor
of the Christian church at Lexington,
A large number of local Masons at
tended the services at the Episcopal
church on Sunday morning and lis
tened to the splendid address of Arch
deacon Goldie on the tenents of the
order. Mr. Goldie held services in
the evening, also, and these were well
Early Spring showing at Mrs. M.
L. Curran's Millinery Shoppe for one
week, beginning Monday, March 2nd.
The Reliable Dress Co. will show the
largest display of Spring garments
ever attempted before. New York
and Paris models. L, Altman, man
ager. R. S. Bessee of the Oregon Agri
cultural college and D. E. Stephens,
superintendent of tho Moro experi
ment station, have been in the county
this week, and with County Agent
Morse, conducting several meetings
in the wheat growing sections.
APPLES I am closing out the last
of my Newton at 90c, f. o, b. Hood
River, cash with order. Also while
they Inst, a few boxes of small New-
tons, Winesaps and Spltzcnbergs, at
fide a box. Bliss L. Clark, R. 1, Box
121, Hood River, Oregon.
Assessor Jesse J. Wells is spending
a few days in Portland this woek, go
ing to the city to make arrangemonts
for his daughters, Helen and Myra, to
enter business college. The young
ladies will leave for school there
w A l cm ha Have you seen our
window displny of tools to repair
tncmr haylok.
Wallace Jones, Christian minister
of Lexington, was a visitor in Hepp
ner on Tuesday,
N. P. S.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 23.
The inauguration of a presi
dent is of great interest to every cit
izen of the nation. The method of
procedure is as follows: A President
is inaugurated every four years on
March 4th. The inaugural proceed
ings follow immediately after twelve
o'clock meridian, at which time every
two years a Congress adjourns. There
are two phases to the inaugural exer
cise: theofficial at which the Presi
dent takes the oath of office, this is
the only essential one, the other is
the eh'ic celebration. The Senate, a
tu-4-auhig body, is always convened
by its outgoing president in special
session; at the moment of official ad
journment of the old congress the
Senate at once convenes under the
proclamation of the president in its
special session, then the formal cere
monies of swearing in the vice-president
and new members of the sen
ate, for one-third of that body is elec
ted every two years. The Vice-President
directs the sergeant-at-arms to
carry out the orders of the senate
for the inauguration of the President
of the United States. The President
elect, who is escorted by the Chief
Justice of the United States, asso
ciate justices of the Supreme Court,
the joint committee on arrangements
composed of three senators and three
members of the House of Represen
tatives, proceeds to the platform
erected at the East front of the Cap
itol. Following the presidential party
are members of the diplomatic corps,
the official representatives of nations,
the general of the Army, chief of na
val operations, chief of staff of the
Army, the commandant of the Marine
Corps, members of the senate headed
by the vice president, the sergeant-at-arms
and the secretary of the senate,
members of the House of Representa
tives lead by the Speaker and clerk
and other guests of the Senate. The
marshal of the Supreme Court car
ries a Bible which is placed on a
stand in front of the President-elect
who opens it at any point he may de
sire. The Chief Justice administers
the oath prescribed in the constitu
tion, which is the only oath prescrib
ed in the constitution for any one.
The other officials take the oats pre
scribed by the statutes, the President
taking the oath prescribed in th
Constitution. The Constitution says
"Before he enters on the execu
tion of his office, he shall take the
following oath or affirmation: 'I do
solemnly swear (or affirm) that J
will faithfully execute the office of
President of the United States, and
will to the best of my ability pre
serve, protect and defend the Con
stitution of the United States.1
This, the takine of the oath, is the
only real essential acrof the inaugur
tion. The rest is merely a matter
of form carried down from year to
year. Having taken the oath, the
resident proceeds to doliver his ad
dress. After the President has de
livered his inaugural address, the
civic celebration begins. The inaug
ural parade is formed, the President
is escorted back to the White House
at the head of a military parade. Up
on reaching the White House the
presidential party enters for a short
luncheon. The inaugural parade
halts, the President takes his place
on tho review stand nnd reviews the
pivrade. After which he and the Vice
President return to the White House
preparatory to taking up their du
There is no official inaugural ball.
There will be, in lieu thereof, a char
ity ball given at the Mayflower, Wash-
ington s magnificent new hotel, at
which Vice President-elect Dawes
and numerous distinguished guests
from all over the nation, in fact the
world, will bo present.
Those who are in touch with Presi
dent Coolidge and who have an in
sight into his ideas, hint that in his
constant and insistant demands for a
reduction in governmental expendi
tures ho has a larger and bigger mo
tive than the mere saving of dollars.
Harking back to his experience when
as Governor of Massachusetts he
eliminated half of the state commis
sions and thoir office holding staffs
The Heppner basketball teams went
to lone last Friday where they played
their last games of the season. The
girls' game resulted in a score of
8-19 in favor of lone, while the boys'
game ended in a score of 4-28 in
tone's favor.
The sophomores elected Orin Bis-
bee president of the class to fill the
vacancy left by Victor Lovgren when
he quit school.
The sophomores shined shoes Mon
day for the purpose of raising money
for their treasury.
Among the visitors to the school
this week were Mrs. Walker, S. E.
Not son and Paul Gemmell.
The tennis court is being fixed up
and will soon be ready for use.
Spring football practice will start
Monday. The practice takes three
nights a week for the next six weeks.
The sophomores will hold a wienie
roast March 6.
The freshmen had dress-up day last
Friday. You could hardly recognize
them so well were they disguised.
Many gorgeous costumes were in evi
dence. They held a theater party in
the evening.
A meeting of Heppner Chapter No.
26, R. A. M., will be held at Masonic
hall on Thursday evening, March 6.
There will be work in both the P. M.
and M. E. M. degrees.
A white-faced (Hereford) bull, 2-
year-old past; no brands or marks;
strayed from Thompson place on
Balm Fork in May, 1924. Reward.
BABY CH1X White Leghorns of
Hollywood and O. A, C. strains. See
my selected stock in breeding pen at
Rhea Creek Poultry and Berry ranch
R. H. Quackenbush is Son, phone
11F14, Heppner, Oregon.
Charley Bartholomew was in from
Pine City Tuesday. He has complet
ed the reseeding of about 600 acres
of wheat on his farm, and is now un
decided as to whether he wlil put in
more seed or not.
Grant Olden was here from his
Rhea creek farm on Tuesday. He
states that it is necessary for him to
re seed his grain, though it appeared
for a time that this would not be
Mrs. M. L. Curran wishes to an
nounce an early showing of Spring
hats next week, beginning Monday,
March 2nd.
and by the act improved the public
service, it is whispered that he is am
bitious to try the same experiment in
Washington. It must be admitted
that there is room for improvement
in this great nest of officials. There
are departments and bureaus and di
visions where the office holders fairly
sit on one another, and where public
business is delayed because of the
lost motions which the employment
of a surplus of chiefs naturally im
poses. It is also a matter of public
comment, that in the overmanned de
partments the general attitude dis
played toward the public, is out of
kilter with what should be evident in
a public office. It Is said that in
some of the divisions, which might be
named, one requires an official guide
to discover the identity of the chiefs
and a lawyer to present the case when
that person is found. This is what
Calvin Coolidge is driving against,
that is what he is trying to root out.
He believes that the taxpayer has a
right to approach a chief without a
guide, interpreter or lawyer and to
secure a settlement at first hand. In
the naming of his new cabinet officers
it will not be surprsiing if the ability
of the candidates to cut red tape, to
stand unmoved and unafraid before
governmental routine and office hold
ing, would be the determining factor
in the mind of the President in mak
ing his selection.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo's Franklin
Mixes Up With Big Stude
baker Monday Night.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo and W. W.
Sroead returned home Monday from
Portland, where they had been over
the week-end. Dr. McMurdo going to
Portland to attend the banquet on
Saturday night of the Kappa Psi fra
ternity, and Mr. Smead being called
to the city on business. They came
as far as Arlington on the train, and
were returning to Heppner in the
McMurdo Franklin.
Just this side of Cecil, they col
lided with the Studebaker car of a
Mr. Huff, who was driving into Ar
lington, and the McMurdo car suffered
the loss of a front wheel, the strip
ping of the fenders and running board
from one side and broken steering
gear and windshield. Fortunately no
one was very seriously injured. Mr.
Smead was cut quite severely about
the face, his nose and chin being the
worst sufferers, and he was weakened
considerably by the loss of blood.
Krebs Bros, of Cecil brought the par
ties to Heppner, wfiere they arrived
about 12 o'clock and Dr. McMurdo
fixed up the injuries to Mr. Smead,
who is recovering from the effects of
his experience.
The Huff car got off with a bent
front axle, caused by the car drop
ping over a culvert, and slight dam
age to the front fender. The failure
on the part of Huff to dim his lights
and his turning too suddenly toward
the middle of the highway is given as
the cause of the collision. Huff lives
at Aloah, Oregon, and after getting
his car in shape he proceeded on his
way home.
Liberty-Eight Mile Folk
Enjoy Dancing Party
A most enjoyable evening was spent
at the home of Frankie and Everett
Barlow Saturday, Feb. 21. They en
tertained about twenty couples at a
dancing party, Maud Barlow acting
as hostess, the music being furnished
by the Messrs. Walter and Noel
Dobyng. A sumptuous supper was
served at midnight, consisting of veg
etable and fruit salads, sandwiches,
cake and coffee. The following were
the guests: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Me
Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Becket.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Becket, Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Claud
Huston, the Misses Hazel Hays, Beu
lah Batty, Ethel Cradick, Crystal
Roberts, Leita Barlow, Hazel and
Dorothea Anderson, Margaret Becket,
Norma, Jean and Florence Becket,
Jean and Jane Huston, and Messrs.
Tyndall Robison, Cecil Lutkins, John
Markle, Laurence Becket, Guy, Ed,
and Ray Barlow, Crayton Lawson,
Oscar Hanks, Billy Letrace, Alvin
Barlow, Ora Barlow, Lester Gay,
Robert Allstott, Jr., and Tommy Hus
ton. Contributed.
Married, at the home of"W. 0. Hill
in Lexington last Saturday morning,
Mr. Elmer Hunt and Miss Mary
Thompson. These young people have
a legion of friends in Morrow county
who join in wishing them a long and
happy married life. The bride is an
instructor in the Pine City school.
The happy couple went to Walla Wal
la Saturday, returning Monday eve
ning. A fire at Chas. Marquardt's home
did quite a bit of damage last Sun
day, destroying the garage and would
have burned the barn and chicken
house but for the Chas. Brash ears
family who happened to be passing
Mr. Marquardt's home, and seeing the
smoke coming from the garage, gave
the alarm.
daughter Mrs. Wroods, and Mrs. Harry
Munkers made a trip to Monument
last week and spent several days with
Mr. and Mrs. Munkers' son Ray. Mrs. i
Woods, who is here visiting from
Portland, had not seen her brother i
for twelve years,
Mrs. Rolfe Paquin went to Salem
last Friday to spend the week-end '
with her relatives, and her husband
has wired to Prof. Kelly that Mrs.
Paquin has taken quite ill and will
not be able to return to her school
duties until later in the week.
Ed Cummins, who was quite ser
iously injured in an auto accident
with Karl Miller, is now able to hob
ble around some by the aid of a cane.
Mr. Miller has almost entirely re
covered. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Munkers and
Miss Lavelle Lucas, who is employed
in the Hamilton hospital at The Dal
les, was here a few days of last week
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Lucas.
The ladies of the C .of C. are giv
ing a play entitled "A Rainy After
noon" on Friday, the 27th, which
promises to be good. The admission
is only 15 and 35 cents.
Mrs. Eva Lane left on Sunday for a
two-months' stay at the Frank Engel
man home on Eight Mile.
Don't miss the picture show this
week. It is Jack Holt in "Making a
Mrs. Ollie Tomlinson returned to
her home in Astoria on Thursday.
The seniors have set the date for
their play "Safety First," March
U. They are at work getting the
play in shape to be given then.
The basketball team will leave to
morrow, Feb. 25, to attend the bas
ketball tournament to be held at Pen
dleton. ' Their schedule will come
second. They will play the McLaugh
lin team. There will bt no school
because Mr. Suddarth is going with
the team to Pendleton.
Choice residence property for rent.
Inquire Case Furniture Company.
Prizes Offered for Best
Papers Covering Past
of Heppner Country.
Greater Interest Id Local History
and Basis for Language Work
Objects of Contest.
A local history contest for pupils
of the Heppner school has just been
announced by Superintendent Hed
rick and the Patron-Teacher Associa
tion. The object of the contest is to
create among the pupils of tho school
a greater interest in oar early local
history, and a better knowledge of it,
as well as to serve as a basis for good
language work.
The following rules governing tho
contest have been drawn up:
1. The pupils, assisted by sugges
tions from the teachers, will gather
their own material. In gathering this
pupils may begin with their own folk
parents or grandparents, or if they
do not happen to have been early
settlers and in a position to know
first hand something of the early his
tory of the county, they may inter
view some acquaintances who were
in a position to know. What is want
ed ia to gather all possible of onr
unwritten local history that now ex
ists largely in the memories of our
early settlers or their children. Writ
ten histories of the state and county
may be used to verify dates and other
details, but the story as submitted by
the pupil should be from the original
2. The stories that are submitted
may be on such subjects as the first
settler m Heppner, the first store.
church or school, the old fort that
once stood within the present city
limits; early Indian battles and raids;
the first wagon roads, emigrant and
military; historic spots along the old
emigrant road, water boles, springs.
graves, and incidents connected with
them; the building of the railroad;
the early mills; the beginnings of
such industries as cattle raising,
sheep raising, etc. Who grew the
first wheat? the first alfalfa? the
first fruit trees?
These topics are merely suggestive
and stories may be about anything of
historical interest in the county,
either persons or places.
3. The territorial Imitations for
this contest are the present boundar
ies of Morrow county, and events re
counted, and stories that are told
must be of incidents, persons or
places within the county. This does
not prevent material from being gath
ered outside the county if those per
sons whom it is desired to interview
are now living outside the county.
Tho time limitation is June 14, 1903.
All stories told or incidneta written
of must have occurred prior to that
4. After the facts have been gath
ered the pupils should first work it
into a good oral story. They should
verify the statements given them, tell
where they got their information; of
written records, if any are used. Ex
act titles, author, volume and pages
should be given. When the authority
is a person, some statement of the
person's fitness to give the informa
tion should be included. Who is he?
How does he happen to know the
story be tells? In order to make it
easier to report and verify interviews
pupils will be furnished with blank
forms for this purpose.
5. Once the material has been gath
ered, teachers will by suggestions
and criticism, assist in getting it into
the proper shape for submission to
the judges. This will, for the time
become the basis for language train
ing in the several grades, and as a
part of the regular school work.
6. Judges on manuscripts will be
appointed by the president of the
superintendent of schools.
I Patron-Teacher association and the
t. ine contest wiu oe open on mar.
2d, 1125, and all manuscripts must
be submitted to Superintendent Hed
rick on or before April 25, 1925.
8. Pupils will be divided into three
groups for the .contest: high school,
seventh and eighth grades; fourth,
fifth and sixth grades.
9. The papers will be judged:
Accuracy of material 40 pointi.
Interesting manner, 30 points.
Composition and grammatical
structure, 30 points.
10. Prizes awarded: High School,
first, $5.00, second, $3.00, third, $2.00;
7th and 8th grades, first $4.00; sec
ond $3.00, third, $2.00; 4th, 5th and
6th grades, first, $4.00, second, $3 00,
third, J'-'.OO.
11. The three best essays will be
publshied in The Gazette-Tim us.
Officers of this county are in quest
of J. 11. and R. D. Huff, young fel
lows in the car that collided on Mon
day evening with Dr. McMurdo, near
Cecil. These men were in Heppner
for a couple of days, while their car
was being repaired, and leaving here
they were suspected of taking some
18 sheep pelts from the premises of
Krebs Bros, at Cecil. Stopping at
Cecil, they borrowed a tire from the
Krebs boys, stating that they would
return it from Arlington. Shortly
after their departure from the Krebs
ranch, the pelts were missed. Being
followed to Arlington, it was found
they had not stopped there. These
same fellows sre also charged with
taking some auto tools from the Lat
ourell garage here, and the case has
been placed in the hands of Sheriff
MePutTee, who is seeking the men,
that thy may explain their actions
in this regard.
We desire to express our sincere
thank to the friends and neighbors
who asrtMted ue in every way possible
during the serious illness of our tit
tle boyn; words fail to express our
full appreciation.