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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, No. 5. HEPPNER, OREGON, TH URSDAY, APR. 30, 1925. ' Subscripion $2.00 Ter Year
All Branches in County
Represented at Meeting
IS 106th BIRTHDAY
Two Hundred Delegate! Took Part
In Program; W. W, Head
.The 106th anniversary of tha Or
der of Oddfellowship wag fittingly
observed by the various branches of
the order in Morrow county, by an
appropriate program on Monday eve
ning at the hall of Willow Lodge, No.
66, in Heppner. The subordinate
lodges and the Rebekahs of the eoun
ty each had delegations present, and
the total number was around 200.
Oscar Edwards was master of cer
emonies for this occasion. It had
been expected that District Deputy
Young of Hermiston would have the
prominent place on the program as
the speaker of the evening, but ow
ing to the sudden death of a brother
residing in the Willamette valley,
he was prevented from attending,
much to the disappointment of all
those present whose pleasure it had
been to hear htm on other occasions.
In this connection, the chairman
appointed a committee to prepare
suitable resolutions of respect and
sympathy and forward the same to
Mr. Young. The committee consist
ing of W. W. Head, S. E. Notson, A.
M. Phelps, Sisters Frye, Rankin and
Walker, met immediately and per
formed their duty.
Because of the inability of Mr.
Young to attend, S. E. Notson wan
pressed into service and did ample
justice to the subject in hand, and
paid splendid tribute to the accom
plishments and virtues of the order.
Other speakers were W. W. Head of
lone and A. M. Phelps of Heppner,
and Keid TJuseick also of Heppner,
who had just been initiated into full
membership in the Heppner lodge,
was the youngest Oddfellow in point
of years and membership in Che
A touching feature of the evening
was the presentation of a beautiful
collar to W. W. Head, the gift of the
Aside from the addresses, there
was a fine program of music and rec
itations. The orchestra from lone
lodge was a chief musical feature
and furnished several selections that
delighted the audience; Ernest He II
ker gave a vocal solo, Mrs. Rankin
a piano solo, Miss Gladys Benge a
reading, each number being excel
lent and greatly appreciated.
The ritualistic work was led by
. the chairman, - and the benediction
was by Mr. Head. Following the pro
gram there was a bountiful lunch,
brought in by the members, and a
fine social hour was a fitting climax
to a very enjoyable occasion.
MARY LOUISE THOMPSON.
Died, at her home in Heppner on
Sunday, April 26, 1925, after a ling
ering illness, Mary Louise Thomp
son, aged 72 years, 6 months and
Funeral services were held for
Mrs. Thompson at the Christian
church in this city on Tuesday morn
ing at 10 o'clock, Rev. E. C. Alford.
pastor of the Methodist community
church, delivering a short and appro
priate sermon, and a quartet con
sisting of Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs.
Claire Hopper, Dean T. Goodman and
Malcolm D. Clark, singing several
beautiful hymns, with Mrs. Calvin L.
Sweek at the piano. There were
large and beautiful floral offerings
and the church was decorated in an
abundance of flowers. Following this
service the remains were taken to
The t)alles where interment was
made in the cemetery there beside
the companion who passed away sev
eral years ago.
Mary Louise Ella Thompson was
born November 24, 1852, In the state
of Pennsylvania, and died April 20
at Heppner, Oregon. She was mar
ried to Stephen H. Thompson In 1874
and to them were born five children
Willie and Harry Ells Thompson, de
ceased, Mrs. Maude Garner of Spra
gue, Washington; Robert A. Thomp
son of Heppner, and Mrs. Edith Suhl
of Wyeth, Oregon. She also, leaves
seven grandchildren three sisters
and one brother. She was a member
of the Methodist 'church since early
Mrs. Thompson lived in Oregon for
over thirfy years, coming to The
Dalles in 1RI4. Several years were
spent In Wasco and Sherman, coun
ties, and for the last eight years she
has made her home at Heppner.
DRUMMER 18 FAST DRIVER,
Recent accidents on the John Day
highway make It plain that there is
too fast driving, especially between
here and Arlington. Last week one
drummer made the 40 miles in 40
minutes, with no slow ups around
the turns near the Wilkins farm
Such speed is dangerous anywhere -
both to the driver of the car that
makes ft and to all curs that h
meets. No one but the fool would
wager a million dollars against
cent, yet that drummer was betting
10 minutes against eterntty, for him
self and all who ride with himl
Few would miss the mile-a-minute
drummer if he cashed in on son
nh&rp turn. But he endangers ever;
orcuprnt of every car he chances to
meet. Sensible drivers should not b
bxnrcd to the speed imbecility o
Hitch knights of the road. The law
stiys thirty miles is fast enough.
Jeff Jones went to Portland on
Mondny to meet his daughter, Mrs.
Ellis Hendrlckson, of San Leandro,
Calif., who was on hor wny to Hepp
ner. They arrived Wednesday after
noon, and Mrs. Hondrickson and lit
tle son will mako an extended visit
with her parents.
Mrs. George Krebs of The Last
Camp was visiting friends in Arling
ton on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd of Butter
by Flats accompanied by David Hynd
of Sand Hollow and also Mrs. Roy
Scott and daughter, Miss Cora, of
Freezeout ranch, left Cecil on Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Zenneth Logan from
their ranch near Lexington were vis
iting at the home of Leon Logan in
Four Mile on Monday.
Mr, and Mrs. Levi May of The Dal
les spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs.
George Krebi at The Last Camp.
Mr., and Mra. C. Waddell ,of Ta
coma spent the week-end with friends
at Cecil before leaving for -Portland
Max Gorfkle of the Army and Navy
Htore at Pendleton was calling on
his friends in the Cecil vicinity on
Wilfred Cecil and Pat Curran pass
ed through Cecil on Thursday en
route for the mountains with a band
of ewes and lambs belonging to John
Kelly of Heppner, which have been
feeding on Willow creek for some
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Streeter and
daughter Misa Opal were calling in
lone en Thursday.
Mrs. Grover Curtiss, near Rhea
Siding, entertained her Sunday school
scholars on Saturday night to a splen
did evening's enjoyment. Games of
all kinds were played by all and dur
ing the evening a delightful supper
was served. No need to say every
one had a fine time and heartily wish
to thank Mrs. Curtiss for her hos
pitality, Mrs. Alfred Medlock and sons of
The Poplars left for Heppner on
Wednesday where they will visit for
a few days.
Miss Josephine McEntire of Kil-
larncy spent Thursday evening with
her school chum, Miss Lucille Tyler,
at Rhea Siding.
Walter Pope and G. W. Hirsch of
Hillside ranch were doing the sights
of Arlington on Sunday.
W. H. Chandler of Willow Creek
ranch left on Sunday to visit friends
for a few days in Portland.
John Mechanic who has been work-
ng at Butterby Flats for several
months left on Thursday for Port
land en route for Alaska.
Congratulations are extended to
Mr. and Mra. Oral Henrikaen, late of
Cecil, now of the Moore ranch near
Heppner, on the arrival of a son
weighing 8 pounds on April 22, 1925.
Miss Katherine Farnsworth of
Rhea Siding was the guest of Mrs.
, H. Lowe at Cecil on Wednesday.
Jack Hynd of Butterby Flats cha
peroned several of Cecil's charming
young ladies to the high school play
given in Heppner on Wednesday.
Peter Bauernflend, Cecils right
hand man, was calling on his friends
n Heppner on Thursday. Pete still
declares there's no place like Cecil.
Willie Logan of Rhea Siding left
on Saturday to visit friends In lone
for a few days.
Miss Rhoda Beck, .teacher of Ce
il school, closed her school for the
ummer on Friday and left for her
home in Estacada on Saturday.
Mrs. E. Thompson and daughter of
Portland arrived at Rhea Siding on
Friday and will vsiit with her mo
ther, Mrs. W. O. Neal. -
Cecil and vicinity were visited on
April 22, 23, 24 by dreadful wind and
sand storms, declared to have been
the worst yet. An S. O. S. call went
out on Saturday, April 25, for "bar
row and broom brigades" to assist ir
digging all inhabitants out of our
sand piles, and make room for more
sand to blow in again.
Mr. and Mra. John Gray and fam-
ly left Shady Dell ranch near Cecil
during the week and are now living
J. J. Kelly, prominent sheepman
of Heppner, was doing business in
Cecil on Friday.
COMPLETE T. B. TESTS
Dr. H. H. Green, deputy sta vet
erinarian, and County Agent Morse
completed testing for t'lbenMloais
on forty-three herds of dairy cattle
this week. Many of these were fum-
ily cows so that a total )f only 174
animals were tested. No re-acters
were found among these ;ow (. ThU
makes a total of 1015 cows tested this
year with only two re-acters, or Ubs
than 1-6 of one per enct of the rattle
tested reacting. This shows Morrow
county is exceptionally frac from
tuberculosis in its dairy cattle, al
though if the entire county were
tested the percentage would probably
run higher, inasmuch as many of the
herds tested this year were tested
two years ago and something like 17
re-acters killed, A comparison of the
reaction in other sections shows that
(117,810 cows tested in the United
Stntes during March, and 19,841 or
more than an average of three per
cent reacted. In several states the
average runs over ten per cent of re
acters. The state of Oregon as I
whole averages a rate of one per cent
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our thanks
to those who so kindly assisted u
during the Illness and douth of our
wife and mother.
Anson E. Wright,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde G. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg.
Mr, and Mrs. Ray Wright.
Mrs. W. V. Clubine.
Regular meeting of Heppner Lodge
No. 09, A. F. & A. M., Saturday eve
nlng, May 2. Work In tho M. M,
degree. Visiting brothers alwnys
welcome. L. W. BIUGGS, Secretary,
Lou Zlegler came in yesterday with
a fine catch of rainbow trout, the
result of a few hours fishing on Rhea
and Rock creeks, They were certain
ly a bunch of beauties,
FOR BALE Registered Cheste
White yearling boar; best Valley
prize winning stock. Oral Henriksen
H00 dozen fresh egg wanted,
pay cash, Heppner Bakery,
Penalty and Interest
On Taxes Remitted
In compliance with the act of
the last legislature, whereby pen
alty and interest may be remit
ted on unpaid taxes for tho years
1U21, 1922 and 1923, notices have
been mailed from my office 'his
week, as follows:
Heppner, Ore iron, April 27, 1925.
Under a recent ruling of the
Attorney General, you may have
the penalty, interest, and costs on
your taxes for the years 1921,
1922, and 1923 remitted to you if
you pay the original tax for those
years, prior to May 1, 1925. Since
the time is short, payments will
be accepted to and including May
6, 1925. Your taxes, omitting pen
alty, interest and costs are;
For the year 1921, $
For the year 1922, $
For the year 1923, f
By making such payment you
save 12 per cent, interest and five
per cent penalty, and some costa.
Remit to Sheriff.
GEORGE McDUFFEE, Sheriff.
R. L. BENGE, County Judge.
O. E. S. Social Club
Enjoys Fine Afternoon
The O. E. S. Social club met on
Saturday afternoon at Masonic hall
and had an interesting time. .Sewing
and bridge were indu'ged m, Mrs.
Earl Gilliam getting first and Mrs.
W. O. Dix second prize. The room
was beautifully decorated for the
occasion with an abundance of cut
flowers, and elegant refreshments
Mra. J. H. Cox was present on
thia occasion and was remembered
with a birthday cake, the handiwork
of her daughter, Mrs. Vivian Ball,
and Mrs. Cox was the recipient of a
number of presents and the congrat
ulations of all who were glad that
she could be present on thia occasion,
and hopes were expressed for many
returns of her birthday.
GUESTS AT HOTEL HEPPNER.
The following guests were regis
tered at Hotel Heppner during the
week: Chas. Grimmiaux, Portland;
H. J. Collins, Portland; R. T. Jack
son, Portland; F. L. Kent, Portland;
Jack Comara, Echo; J. J. Murray,
Portland; H. H. Green, Corvallia;
E. W. Miller and R. Smith, Colum
bus, Ohio; L. T. Wilson, Hood River;
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Simon, Port
land; John G. Clous ton, Pendleton;
H. M. Cumming, Pendleton; Edward
Chidsey, Pendleton; F. M. Stroble,
Pendleton; Joseph R. Lights, Barney
Kenny, Pendleton; F. A. McMena
min and Eldon Hunt, Portland; S.
C. Johnson, Spray; B. H. Bessey, Ce-4
cil; A. T. Merrill, Monument; Geo.
W. Sheppard, Spokane; F. B. Leslie,
Tacoma; Wm. McKenzie, Pilot Rock;
Chas. H. Simmons, Hood River; Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Sibley, Great Falls,
Mont.; Geo. F. RobertB, Portland;
Hibbard, Portland; W. R. Web
ber, The Dalles; Jesse Deos, Willows;
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Troxeil, Parkers
Mill; R. A. Wilson and wife, Port
land; C. M. Hyskel), Portland; F.
D. McGuirk, Portland; R. C. Barnard,
Portland; F. J. Richards, Portland:
R. McBride, Walla Walla; M. R. Mat
thew, The Dalles; L. R. Stockman,
Bfiker; Mrs. Burdette, McMinnville;
G. M. Blakely, Portland; A. B. Rob
ertson, Condon; F. A. Clark, Enter-
rise; Wm. Rose, Billings, Mont.; V.
A. McKillop, Portland.
CONDON PLAYS HERE SUNDAY.
Heppner and Condon will clash in
ball game on Gentry field at 2:30
Sunday afternoon, when the GilMam
county aggregation will attempt to
take the scalp of Heppner a ball toss-
era. The last game Heppner had was
with Arlington, and they demonstra
ted their ability to play tight ball
n a manner that will no doubt make
Condon sit up and take notice. At
any rate, there is promise of a red
hot contest, with plenty of thrills
for the fans, and Manager Shively
anticipates a big turnout for the first
tussel between Condon and Heppner.
INSTALLS NEW WATER HEATER.
That there may be no more trouble
n having plenty of hot water, Mrs.
Rogers of Hotel Heppner has had in
stalled a water heater tht will be
operated independently of the big
boiler in the basement that has been
used heretofore, and withal has been
an item of big expense as well as
causing no small amount of triublo.
The new heater was put in by W 'li
ter F. Fox for a Portland firm and
will be capable of furnishing all the
hot water the big building will re
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend out sincere
thanks to all those who so kindly as
sisted us In every way during the
s'ckness and death of our mother,
Mrs. Mary Louise Thompson, and for
the many beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Garner.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Suhl.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Thompson,
THE NEEDLECRAFT SHOP
Presents new designs In all art
goods. Made to order if desired. Sun
tub aprons, children's made romperi
and dresses. Boll-proof threads.
MRS. L. B. DEVIN,
Bethel missionary society held their
regular meeting at the chapel on Tu
esday afternoon and enjoyed an in
tercsting program given by Mrs,
Pruyn and Mrs. Phelps. Barbara Jean
CoiTee recited a missionary rhyme,
and Louise Anderson and Daniel
Chinn favored the ladiea with solos.
Mrs. A. M. Phelps and Mrs. Will Kirk
acted as hostesses.
WANTED Several hundred women
to work at canning fruits and veg
etables. ' Crop conditions indicate
long season beginning about May 20.
Lihby, McNeill & Libby, The Dalles,
Misa Florence Cason, chief clerk
at the postotnee, is spending a fow
daya In Portland this week.
Wool Growers Expand
As a result of the general satis
faction of its three thousand mem
bers the Pacific Cooperative Wool
Growers has been conducting an ex
pansion campaign during the past
two months in the Northwest which
has resulted in nearly three hundred
thousand sheep being signed on the
growers new marketing agreement.
The record made by the associa
tion during the past four and a half
yerrs together with the fact that the
Pacific Cooperative Woo Growers
was endorsed by the Oregon Wool
Growera association, the Idaho Wool
Growers association, the California
Wool Growers association and the
Nevada Land & Livestock association
as resulted in a generally favorable
sentiment towards the association on
the part of the large growers and
bankers of the Northwest.
It has generally been conceded that
selling wools cooperatively based on
their actual quality, character, grade
nd shrinkage is the only Bound way
to market the western clips, partic
ularly in times of falling or alow
market such as has been experienced
uring the past year.
Through its arrangements with the
Federal Intermediate Credit bank
and large Portland banks the Pacific
Cooperative Wool Growers has been
able to finance all its members while
their clips were being marketed in
an orderly manner. This has been
of great benefit in some of the isola
ted interior sections of Idaho, Wash
ington and Oregon where growers
re handicapped by inadequate finan
cing and high interest rates.
The association is now houaed in
its new home, the Pacific Wool Ware-
ouse and is being operated under
U. S. license at 12th and Davis where
it will be able to take care of about
twice the volume of wool which it
could handle in its former location
St. Johns. The Pacific Wool
Growers new home has the addition-
I advantage of being easily access
ible to all mills, buyers and others
nterested as it is in the heart of
the uptown warehouse 'district.
The organization had its inception
some five years ago', among the small-
r growers of the Northwest, but the
larger growers of wool hav found
that it can serve them as well as the
small man and many of the largest
growers in the Northwest are now
members. Recently the chairman oi
the Idaho Wool Growers association
marketing committee joined the Pa
cific association with over 15,000 head
of sheep. Another member joined
uring the current year. Some of
the larger banks and livestock loan
companies are having their custom-
rs join and are putting their mort
gagees' clips tnrougn tne associa
tion. Recently the owners of 50,000
heep joined in the state of Nevada.
The game between lone and Hard-
man was very disastrous ior me
Hani man team. The final score be
ing 19-8 in Ione's favor. But, as you
know, gome one always has to lose so
might as well be us as any one
The next baseball game will be
played at Hardman with the Heppner
team next Saturday, May Z, at H:iU
Miss Lucy Williams of Hardman
Hi spent the week-end with her par
ents in Rood canyon.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Stevens have
moved back to Hardman vicinity from
Mrs. Clarence Howell and her bro
ther, Eslie Walker, Bpent the week
end at the home of their mother, Mrs.
Ward of Monument. They spent a
very enjoyable trip. mrs. noweu
brought back her baby who has been
with her mother since about Christ
There is going to be a dance in
Hardman Saturday night, May 2nd
Music will be furnished by A. M
Flett of Olex, Percy Bleakman and
Haxel Hays of Hardman. Midnight ;
supper will be served. A good time ,
assured to all. hverybody come
and bring your friends.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Batty and chil
dren, Lewis, Beulah and Buddy, ac
companied by Miss Haxel Hays and
Marion Saling of Hardman spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
B. F. Thomas on Light Mile.
Kenneth Batty spent the week-end
with Neal Knighten.
Mrs. J. H, McDaniel who has been
teaching in our high school the past
two years has accepted a position
as principal of the Alpine school for
the coming year, She will be missed
by her many friends at Hardman.
The Misses Beth Bleakman, Nellie
Flynn and Alice Bleakman. Messrs.
George Bleakman, Dale BTeakman,
and Percy Bleakman were fishing on
Rock creek Sunday.
Pirl Howell and Carrie Hastings
returned from lower Rock creek last
Thursday, where they had gone to
shear, because of the cold weather.
Mr, and Mrs. Suddarth, teachers of
Hardman, went to Condon Friday
evening returning to Hardman Sat
urday evening with Dnle Bleakman.
H Coming to STAR THEATER, Tuesday and j
H . Wednesday, May 12 and 13:
1 THEHUNCHBACKOFNOTREDAME 1
Featuring Ion Chtnry, K.rnmt Torrence, Norman Kerry
and Patsy Ruth Miller. Everyone who haa aeon Chaney'a work
In "The Miracle Man," Torrcnee In "Tho Covered Wagon" and
Kerry In "The Merry-Go-Roiind" will be anxious to see them
all In "THE Hl'NOHHiU'K OF NOTRE DAME."
Declared by press, pulpit and public to be
the greatest picture ever made.
Don't forget the picture show Sat
urday Zane Grey's story, "The Call
of the Canyon."
Joe Devine, Jr., senior in Heppner
high school, entertained his class
with a party at his father's farm
home north of Lexington last Friday
evening. About seventeen young folks
from Heppner were present.
Bert Thomburg has returned from
Hood River and he and Bus Johnson ,
are busy at their old job of painting. '
Seniors of Lexington high went on
a very enjoyable picnic in the moun
tains above Heppner on Monday of
this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Jackson chaperoned the party.
About twenty of Mrs. May Bunn
ell's lady friends journeyed out to j
the Burchell farm and gave Mrs. B.
a complete surprise party, the occa-;
aion being Mrs. Burchell's birthday, i
Ice cream and eake were served and
everyone enjoyed the afternoon j
Tom Cutsforth and daughter. Miss j
Dora, were Walla Walla visitors two
days of last week.
One of the most exciting games of
baseball this season was played on
Lexington's diamond Saturday morn- j
ing when lone and Lexington grade j
schools crossed bats in a return :
game, resulting in a score of 12 to
11 in Lexington's favor. Vernon ;
Scott playing for Lexington was high
man, making the majority of tallies,
and Kennie Warner proved himself to 1
be a whiz at the bat, and was largely
responsible for Lexington's scores, i
A number of Lexington folks went
to Heppner Monday night to attend
the celebration of the Odd Fellows
anniversary. All report a good time, i
J. W. Chenault of Freewater was
a Lexington visitor on Thursday.
Mrs. Sadie Lewis, who has been
visiting her daughters at Salem and
Drain for the past six weeks, re
turned to her home in Lexington on
Wednesday. Mrs. Lewis reports
Earnest Frederickson not much bet
ter when she left Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. George White spent
the week-end at Pendleton visiting
Ed Kelley came over from Helix
last Saturday to go - fishing with
friends here, but on his arrival in
Lexington he found a telephone call
from his wife to come home at once
as there little girl had become ser
iously ill. Mr. Kelley immediately
started back and at this writing
friends here have not yet heard how
the little one is progressing.
Mr. Money, with the Harris Com
bine company, was a business caller
in Lexington Wednesday. Mr. Money's
home is at Walla Walla.
Miss Leon a Richie of lone was
visiting friends here last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. White
sp"nt the week-end at Dayton, Wash.,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kelley went
to Walla Walla Saturday with Karl
Beach, returning Sunday.
On rnday. May 8th, the senior
class of Lexington high school will
present the play, "Whose Little Bride
Are You." This farce comedy in 3
nets is a royalty play produced by
special arrangement with T. S. Den
nison & Co. The characters are Dr
Benjamin Bellows (Russe! Wright;,
the man who steamed the lives of
millions of Americans; Flo -ence Bel
lows (LaVelle Leathers), nis daugh
ter who won't marry unless she wants
to; Mrs. McEckron (Neva Shinn),
a charming widow who has designs
on the doctor; Dorothy McEckrcn
(Bertha Tucker), her daughter; Mag
gie Brady (Freda McMillan), the
maid; August May (Glenn Shearer),
the butler who likes "Hamerica" and
sherry; Mrs. Gabin (Alice Palmer),
the doctor's early love; George Ga
bin (Marion Palmer), her son "who
don't dast rebel;" Algernon Clayham
mer (Lester White), who does his
best to love the wrong girl, and Si
mon Singleton (Paul Nichols), an in
corri gable flirt at the age when he
should know better. The entire play
is one laugh from start to finish.
There's no dull moment in it. It be
gins at 8 o'clock sharp, Lexington
high school auditorium, price 50c;
matinee in the afternoon for chil
dren, 15c. Don't, miss the last and
best play of the year.
Manuscripts in Hands
Of Award Committee
The local history contest that has
been going on in the high school
and grades for the past two months
or more, came to a close this week,
and the manuscripts arc now in the
hnnds of the award committee, con
sisting of Frank Gilliam, Osmin Ha
ger, Mrs. Arthur McAtee, Mrs. Roy
Missildine and Mrs. Roger Morse.
This contest was sponsored by the
school and the P.-T. A., and as it
has progressed has created an im
mense amount of interest among the
pupils and a very large number of
manuscripts are now in the hands of
the committee. The prize winners
will have their essays printed in this
paper, and we expect they will ap
pear by next issue, or the week fol
lowing. Martin Reid made a business trip
to Pendleton on Saturday.
By Arthur Brisbane
8,000,000 More of Us.
Ford's First Air Route.
Our Polo Lackeys.
You Can't Judge Youth.
The population of the United States
has increased by eight millions dur
ing the past five years. There are
113,000,000 of us now. When thje ill
informed suggest that population will
outgrow the country, don't worry.
The State of Texas alone, under
intensive cultivation, could feed eas
ily two thousand million human be
ings about four hundred millions
more than there are on the earth
As for the ignorant man who eays
"more population will reduce wages,"
ask him how it happens that, when
there were only four million people
in the United States, wages averaged
less than forty cents a day, whereas
with one hundred millions they aver
age close to four dollar;?
Henry Ford has started his first
regular flying machine route. The
first all metal monoplane of the air
route arrived from Dearborn in Chi
cago last week making the trip in
two hours and 50 minutes.
Crowds cheered the arrival of the
airship, and well they might. Having
built that one, you can rely on Henry
Ford and his son to build 10,000 more.
Those 10,000 airplanes will wake
up capital, including capital invested
in railroads. The American airship
problem will be solved and the coun
try will have the protection it needs.
Postmaster General New announces
that all the foreigners will be en
couraged to organize flying machine
routes and allowed to carry mail un
der Government contracts, as rail
roads carry it.
That is excellent news. Both the
Postmaster General and President
Coolidge are to be congratulated on
their effort to. establish real flying
in the United States.
Flying machines owned by aliens
will be barred by the Postoffice au
thorities, as we bar alien ships in
In Chicago, Robert Preston, only
twenty-one, jumps to his death in
the lake. First he shot himself, and
all because "life was a failure." The
probability is that he was entirely
A little more patience and courage
might have brought him real suc
cess. Some of the ablest men, and
most successful, have contemplated
suicide at one time or another. No
man can say he is a failure until
death comes and gets him, and even
then he can't be sure.
Dying on the Island of St. Helena,
Napoleon said that if he had had the
good fortune to die in Russia, he
would have been called one of the
world's greatest generals, and a great
He thought he was a failure be
cause he was the prisoner of Eng
land. Now everybody knows that he
was the world's greatest general and
a most extraordinary genius in the
accomplishment of his desires.
It is all right for the Maharajah
of Jodphur to bring native soldiers
from his state to act as servants
while he plays polo. But what does
President Coolidge think of sending
enlisted men from the United States
army to play a lackey's part in Eng
land? Is that what the farmers pay
taxes for? In that the work for
which American young men are in-
vited to enlist?
Chicago is- trying to select among
her boys one can that can hope to be
the most useful citizen of 1950. Such
a selection is impossible. The boy
with the best brain in Chicago may
seem the dullest, least promising to
day. Newton, the greatest mathemati
cal mind ever born on earth, was
called dull when, as a mere child,
he was working out mathematical
problems that would have puzzled his
Gibbon, before he wrote his great
History of Rome, was considered a
gluttonous, unpromising semi-military
Washington, as a young man, af
ter he had undertaken important
tasks, declared himself a failure. De
mosthenes, greatest of orators, stut
tered and stammered as a youth.
NOTES FROM HEPPNER HI.
The judges for the Oregon History
contest met at the schoolhouse Wed
nesday to examine the papers but
the results have not been announced
aa yet. There were some 200 papers
This being Forestry week the
school was treated to some very in
teresting talks on the subject, last
Tuesday, These talks were given by
John Clouston, S. E. Notson, and
Mr. Jtimes Burgess, who has been
chosen superintnedent of the school
for next year, spent the early part
of the week here.
The baseball game which was to
have been played last Saturday with
Lexington will bo played here to
Mr. and Mrs. Dock Brown, Mrs,
Jennie Hrwin and Mrs. Myrtle Ben-
nott of Condon, motored to Heppne;
on Wednesday to be present last eve
ning at the reception tendered Mrs
Mary Alice Burdette, grand worthy
matron of the Order of Eastern Star
at Masonic hall.
Wheat Loans fcr County
Will Reach $100,000
According to the statement fur
nished this paper by Mr. C. E. Wood
son, who acted as attorney for the
committee making loans to the far
mers of Morrow county for the pur
chase of seed wheat, the sum of
$90,738.61 has been placed to date.
This represents the sum on which
the loans have been closed and the
Mr. Woodson states that the total
amount will be about $100,000 when
the loans now pending are closed.
This winds up the seed wheat busi
ness for the county and has fairly
taken care of the needs of the far
mers who suffered from the Decem
ber freeze and were not able to fin
ance themselves otherwise for the
reseeding. The heaviest amount was
distributed to those farmers in the
lone section, but every part of the
county received some aid.
American Sunday School
Union Group Gatherings
Word received at this office from
Clark M. Smith, missionary of the
American Sunday School Union, an
nounces the dates for the group ga
therings on the field for this sum
mer. Mr. Smith's territory covers
Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam and Morrow
counties, as well as a portion of
Klickitat county In Washington, and
the schedule arranged will cover the
greater portion of the summer.
The date for Morrow county is
May 10th at lone, and will include
Heppner, Lexington, and lone Sun
day schools and ' Eight Mile, Rhea,
Morgan, Fairview and Willow Creek
Mr. Smith says, "We wish the best
teacher from each school to teach
a class at the gathering and other
teachers sit in the class and observe
if they wish. You will be informed
as to which class. Then each school
will be asked to give about 10 min
utes in the afternoon program of
something helpful and interesting for
the other schools if possible."
Mr. Smith further requests that
you write out at once if you have
any suggestion for any part of the
program for the gathering.
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
Manager Sigsbee of the Star the
ater certainly made a hit with "The
Covered Wagon," and for the first
two nights has had crowded houses.
This wonderful picture is one of the
very best productions ever presented
in Heppner, and Mr. 8igsbee is ap
preciative of the fine houses that
have greeted it here. The final pre
sentation is tonight, when all those
who have been prevented from at
tending will be on hand, for they
cannot afford to pass it up.
John H.Bush and family of Ver-
nonia, Oregon, arrived here Sunday
night and spent Monday and Tuesday
visiting at the home of Mrs. Bush's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kirk
of Willow creek, and other relatives
in Heppner. They returned home
Wednesday morning. Mr. Bush drove
up from Vernonia on Sunday night.
He runs the picture show in that
thriving city and is enjoying a fine
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Scott and Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Wells were over from
Pendleton yesterday, and last eve
ning took in the reception of Ruth
Chapter No. 32, O. E. S., to the
grand worthy matron. Mr. Scott is
interested in some farm land in this
county in the vicinity of lone.
Harry Wright and wife and father-in-law
are visiting here from their
home in California. They arrived
the first of the week and expect to
remain at least two weeks. It has
been 11 years since Harry left Hepp
ner. They are guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bisbee.
Mrs. John Cason and little daugh
ter Patricia were at Pendleton on
Saturday where she enjoyed a pleas-
j ant vslt 8
the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Keithly, former residents
D. C. Wells, real estate dealer of
Pendleton accompanied by Mr. Rose
of Billings, Montana, was here yes
terday, Mr. Rose was interested in
ooking over some of the ranches
of the county with a view to locat-
Delbert Bellenbrock, champion
buckaroo of Heppner's 1923 Rodeo, is
the proud father of a daughter, born
at the Bellenbrock home near Mon
ument the past week. Mother and
child are reported to be doing well.
John Kirk reports that his brother.
Jess Kirk, who has been an invalid
for several years past, is gradually
growing more feeble each day. Mr.
Kirk is a victim of paralysis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cochran of lone
and Mr. and Mrs. Branner Reese
of Yakima were visitors in this city
on Monday, guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner.
Oliver Bowman, reported in these
columns as being quite ill at his
home in Monument with spotted fe
ver, is reported now to be on the
road to recovery.
Twenty acres, garden, pasture,
small house, barn, sheds, 400 hens,
water in house, mile of town, price
$126 per acre, terms. Box 88, Hermis
Elmer Baldwin was taken to Hot
Lake yesterday, he being a aurTercr
from a very severe attack of sciatic
Mrs. L. V. Gentry, who has been
ill at her home near Heppner,
reported to be fully recovered.
An eight-round daughter was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mulvaney of
Ulackhcrse on April 24th.
A. E. Wright and son Walter wore
visitors in Heppner on Tuesday from
their home at Hardman.
A. B. Robertson, warehouseman of
Condon, was a business visitor in
this city yesterday.
Buck Lieunllen, state highway cop.
has been spending a few dxys in
Mrs. Burdette, Grand
Worthy Matron, Is
VISITORS ARE MANY
Other G ra nd Lod ge Officers A re
Present; Degree Work and
The occasion of the official visit
of Mrs. Mary Alice Burdette, grand
worthy matron of the Order of Eas
tern Star of Oregon, to Ruth Chap
ter No. 32 of Heppner on last eve
ning, was made doubly pleasant by
the very large number of visitors
here from outside points. Mrs. Bur
dette, whose home is in McMinnville,
is a member of Jasmine Chapter No.
74 of Arlington, and almost the en
tire membership of that body was
present to assist in the entertain
ment of Mrs. Burdette. Two other
grand officers were also in attend
ance, these being Mrs. Zada Ebi of
Arlington, grand worthy organist and
Joseph N. Scott of Pendleton, grand
worthy sentinel, and the greetings of
all present were extended to them.
In the exemplification of the work
four candidates were given the de
grees, Mrs. Ruth Benge Eakelson and
Miss Gladys Benge of Lexington, Mrs.
Harvey Bauman and Mrs. L. L. Gil
liam of Heppner, and the officers
of Ruth chapter received very high
commendation from the state officers
on the splendid manner in which they
handled the work; it was well done
and the parts of each handled word
Following the initiatory ceremon
ies, Mrs. Burdette delivered a short
address, in which she stated that she
greatly appreciated the splendid re
ception on the part of Ruth chapter,
and doubly appreciated the visit of
practically the entire membership of
her home chapter, Jasmine No. 74 of
Arlington, stating that still another
pleasure of the occasion was the pre
sence of C. W. Shurte, also a member
of her chapter and Patron at the time
she was Matron of the Arlington
Mrs. Burdette was remembered by
a beautiful gift from Ruth Chapter
this being presented to her on behalf
of the chapter by C. L. Sweek, who
said just the right things in such a
nice way as to receive the plaudits of
the entire audience, to which Mrs.
Burdette graciously replied. There
was no set piogiaut; "trot "Mtv- t9eefc
was called upon and rendered two
beautiful baritone solos, being ac
companied at the piano by Mrs. Ebi.
The reception closed with the serving
of refreshments, the dining hall be
ing beautifully decorated with an
abundance of cut flowers.
Visitors present were: Edith Leg
horn, Etta VanWinkle, Vada Bragg,
Lockey Fisk, Zada Ebi, C. W. Shurte,
Carrie W. Bum ham, Sophie Douglass,
Nellie Rhodes, Hazel Josephsen,
Helen Storey, Chas. F. Storey, Flor
ence Leghorn. Margaret Williams,
Elizabeth Van Schoiaek, Anna B.
Blackburne, Pearl C. Stephens, Edith
Snell, Thedosia Irby, Ada Christen
sen, Cora Van Winkle. Margaret Se
go, Iva Inglish, A. E. Blackburne,
Geo. O. Stylson, Earl Snell, of Jasa
mine Chapter 74, Arlington; W. E.
Buliard, Dr. Walker, Myrtle A. waiK-
er, Ruth B. Mason, Margaret A. Bul
iard, of Locust Chapter No. 119,
lone; Rosa Brown, Myrtle Bennett,
Jennie Erwin, Dock Brown, Condon
Chapter No. 23; Margaret Goodman,
Friendship Chapter No. 115, Port
land; Joseph N. Scott, D. C. Wells,
Mrs. Joseph N. Scott, Mrs. D. C.
Wells of Buahee Chapter No. 19,
Pendleton; Bessie Mercer, Union
Chapter No. 49; Gertrude Davies, Es
ther Chapter, Baker; Leona W. Mill
er, Camelia Chapter, Portland.
World's Greatest Riders
Entered Idaho Stampede
Couer d'Alene, Idaho, April 30.
(Special.) "Paddy" Ryan of Miles
City, Montana, world's greatest all
round cowboy contestant, has wired
his entry to the secretary of the
Northern Idaho Stampede to take
part in the riding and roping con
tests at Stampede park on July first
to fourth, inclusive. Paddy, having
wrested cowboy honors form Yakima
C-anutt at both Pendleton and Chey
enne last year, now stands at the
pinnacle of cowboy fame. His entry
means much to the Stampede man
agement as it shows the class of tal
Bonnie Gray, a graduate of the
University of Idaho at Moscow, now
one of the world's greatest horse
women, has also signed up to appear
in her famous trick riding Btunts a
well as relay races. Among other
feats, she will vauit her favorite
horse over a fu'l grown automobile
on the truck,
The ten thousand dollars in cash
prizea for cowboy, cowgirl, Indian
and parade events, is attracting the
best rdiers and ropers from twenty
states in the catti) districts.
At the high school auditorium on
Tuesday forenoon, the obrvi.nce of
Forest Week was prvseiiti'd to th
pupils by Runner Clouston, Rev. E.
C. Alfiml and Dist. Atly. S. E. Not
son. This is American Forest Week
April 27 to May 3 and the foruat
service is using every means possi
ble to impress the importance of
preventing furest fires, and the be
ginning of the summer's educations!
campaign for forest protection.
Dr. M. II. Fisher
nd wife of Ta-vt-re
if in; .its at
coma, W asriiiigton,
the home of Mr. and Mn. M. I. C Urk
in this city ovr lust Thurtdny nitiht.
They were on their return homo from
a li-Wiitig trip out in the Mend country
and a short viit at the homo of Mm.
Fisher's mother. Mr. Wm. l,ttUrtll,
at Grass Valley. Mrs. Kihr
formerly Miss Gladys Lane of this