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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 6. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1925. Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Meeting Saturday Attend
ed by Representatives of
All Parts of County.
$550,000 TO BE ASKED
Market Roads Would Receive Prac
tically All of Money If Present
Plana Art Carried Oat
That the people of tho county will
favor the carrying out of the program
of tha county court with reference to
roads even to the endorsing of another
bond Isiue, seems apparent from the
results of the meeting held at the
court house on Saturday afternoon,
and attended by representative men
from nearly every section. Some
twenty-five or thirty were present,
and there was a free expression of
opinion, about two hours being de
voted to a discussion of the situa
tion. Pressure has been brought to bear
upon the county court for the past
year, urging that body to devise some
means whereby the unfinished por
tion of the Oregon-Washington high
way In this and Umatilla counties
might be completed. Umatilla is
ready to do her part of the work, the
state highway commission will go
more than half way in cooperation, if
we have the right understanding of
their position, but Morrow county is
unable to get anywhere on the job
because of no funds; our county can
not compete in this matter with other
portions of the state having similar
aituations and the money to place on
the table. However, while consider
ing the question, and taking into ac
count the fact that other roads of
the county are also of vast import
ance to the farming communities,
and that the market road program
should also be extended, the question
has arisen concerning the financing of
the entire program, and it was for
this reason that the meeting was
called on Saturday, It being the de
sire to take such steps aa would bring
the matter squarely before the county
court, and if it were found advisable
to put a bond issue up to the people,
to get started as soon as possible.
The meeting wss called to order at
8 p. m., Saturday, by Commissioner
Bleakman. W. P. Mahoney was
chosen permanent chairman and C. L.
Sweek, secretary. The chair called
upon Mr. Bleakman to state the ob
ject of the meeting, which he did, and
stating further the position of the
court in reference to the completion
of certain roads, he presented a ten
tative program, worked out by Judge
Ilenge, based upon the Issuance of
bonds to the ampunt of $560,000, to
which would be added this year's mar
ket road money, estimated at $30,000,
makirfg a total of $580,000 and dis
tributed as follows:
Boardman, south 25 miles', to con
nect with O.-W. highway at or near
Jordan warehouse, or with the Lex
ington market road as may be here
after decided, $80,000.
Lexington-Jarmon market road, 12
Rhea creek bridge, 8 miles to Eight
Mile section, $48,000.
Oregon Washington highwsy, tl
WE HAVE FEED
OaU $45.10, Rolled Barley $50 per ton. Also Mill Feed and
Poultry Supplies at prices yon cannot beat.
TRY OUR FLOUR. It la making friends for us.
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
1 Gentry Field, Heppner J
I SUNDAY, MAY 10 (
Good, snappy game with Bert
Johnson of lone as umpire
miles, cooperation with state, $76,000.
Lexington aouth, B miles, $30,000.
Jordan Siding extension to concrete
bridge, 4 miles, $24,000.
Morgan, 6 milea, $36,000.
Spray road, cooperation, $75,000.
Lena-Pine City, $15,000.
This will leave a balance of some
$77,000 to be placed, part of it likely
on the Willow creek road, and a part
on a road leading out from McNabb
station, -as may be settled upon later.
The chairman of the meeting called
upon alt preaent to state their views
regarding the proposition, and the
program waa freely discussed, the
general opinion being that the distri
bution as offered was quite fair and
equitable to all portions of the coun
ty. As to the bond Issue, this also
received attention at length, every
phase of the subject being well gone
over, resulting in a complete under
standing being reached, so that, when
the question of adopting the program
and endorsing a bond issue was pre
sented, it waa carried by a unanimous
The committee heretofore appoint
ed by the Heppner Commercial club
to act in conjunction with the county
court in road matters, was continued
and instructed to prepare the peti
tions and take all steps necessary to
present the question to the county
court that the bond election might
be speedily authorized. This com
mittee consists of Frank Gilliam, W.
P. Mahoney and C. L. Sweck.
It was shown at this meeting that
the ultimate adoption of a bond issue
would immediately release funds to
the amount of $60,000 now in the
hands 'of the county treasurer as a
portion of the sinking fund. These
funds are becoming a burden to the
county for the reason that the banks
do not feel justified in going to the
expense necessary in procuring col
lateral security for handling them
and also pay the rate of interest the
state demands. This raises the ques
tion of what is to be done, and by
having the bonds to back the sinking
fund, to be disposed of when that
fund is needed, this money can be of
fered to the state for cooperation in
the completion of the O.-W. highway
gap, and that work can be gotten un
der way early this fall. The plan then
is to sell the bonds of the county
only as they shall be needed in the
progress of the road building pro
gram and keeping the interest ac
count down to the minimum.
Much of the discussion at this
meeting was quite interesting. While
it was freely admitted that the pres
ent situation of the farmers and oth
er taxpayers of the county is such
that they do not look with much fa
vor on any proposition that might
carry additional tax burdens, yet it
was shown that In tha long run good
roads are a valuable investment, and
their cost is really saved to the far
mer by the Increased ease and les
sened expense of getting his produce
.to market. Large savings in haulage
is made. Charley Bartholomew gave
his experience along this line, stating
that before the completion of the
Echo-Butter creek market road, and
during a part of the war period, he
was called on to pay 40 cents per sack
to get his wheat from the ranch into
Echo; the man who had this contract
during the few years that he operat
ed, went flat broke and moved out the
country owing everybody that he
could. The completion of the market
road changed this. He now gets his
grain to Echo for 12H cents per sack,
and the truckman makes money.
Times have changed somewhat since
the war, to be sure, but the big sav
ing is in the good road to market.
Thia waa one point touched upon and
comes from one of the large wheat
raisers of the county, who in situate-
The adult committee of the Girl
Reserves met with Mrs. Frank Turner
on Wednesday afternoon. After a
inert business session. Miss Phelps
hsd some of the girls put on a very
impressive program along the line of
carrying on a business meeting, wh-rh
plrinly demonstrated the splenlid
work they are accomplishing.
Herman R. Carr of Olex and Miss
Dollie Allstott of Heppner were join
ed In the holy bonds of matrimony at
the court house In this city on last
Thursday, April 30, Judge R. L. Benge
performing the ceremony.
Charley A yen Is home from Camp
Lewis, Wash., where he has been in
the government hospital for a couple
of months, receiving medical atten
tion. He appears somewhat improved
Mrs. F. E. Farrfor and son Freddie
arrived home on Friday from a two
months' visit with relatives in Okla
homa and Texas, and report having
had a very enjoyable trip.
Mrs. Dean T. Goodman gave a de
lightful card party on Saturday af
ternoon at her home, entertaining
about twenty-five of her lady friends.
Miss Mabtie Clark, daughter of Mrs.
Htram Clark, deceased, will reside
with her sister, Mrs. C. T. Frieberg
of Portland, for the summer.
Mrs. Julia Vinson and family were
here from Monument on Monday to
attend the funeral, of her mother, the
late Mrs. Hiram Clark.
Guy Huston was in the city Satur-
dny from his Eight Mile farm, where,
r.t the present time, things are look
in good for a crop.
Bob Allstott, who runs farms on
Rhea creek and in the Eight Mile
section, was doing business in the
For Sale Some thoroughbred'Flem
ish Giant rabbits, different ages. In
quire at second hand store or G.-T.
Bom, to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ed
wards at their home in Lexington,
May 7, 1925, a 9-pound son.
Mrs. Apna Spencer went to The
Dalles on Monday and will visit for
a week with friends there.
Waldo Vincent, postmaster at Lena,
was in this city on Saturday, attend
ing to business affairs.
Mrs. H. C. Cary of Spokane is vis
iting with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Patter
son in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beymer were
visitors In Pendleton one day this
LOST Pair of ladies black fiber
gloves. Finder leave at this office.
Dressmaking. Reasonable rates.
Mrs. Lena Twitchell, Kenny house.
For Sale -New reed baby cart.
Phone 654, city.
Spring Fries, extra fine, 60c each.
See Art Minor.
Heppner Plays lone
Heppner Hi plays lone Hi for the
championship of the high school lea
gue on Friday afternoon at Lexing
ton field. The local boys are spend
ing this week in bard practice and
are showing some good baseball tal
ent This year's team is the best tho
school has had for years and the out
look Is bright for their winning the
Last week Heppner, Lexington and
lone had each won 4 games and lost
2. Lexington withdrew, leaving the
championship to be decided between
lone and Heppner. This will be a
good game and should be witnessed
by a large turnout of the fans. The
game will be called promptly at 2:30
Final Meeting P. T. A.
For This School Yeai
The final meeting of the P. T. A.
for thii ichool year will be held on
Tuesday afternoon next at the high
school auditorium, and it is desired
that every patron of the achool be
i ue womena' Relief Corps are
rponsorinp the program, which will
be a patriotic one, so lay aside the
dutiea of the day for at least one
hour and join with them in thia ser
vice. The program ia as follows:
The assembling of the organizations:
(a) Relief Corps; (b) Girl Re
serves; (c) Boy Scouts.
Flag salute by each organization.
Singing America, audience standing.
The Boy Scouts, selected.
Whistling solo, Elisabeth Phelps.
Girl Reserves, selected.
Oration, Chas. Notson. .
Our Flau. solo, Mrs. C, Darbee.
Boy of '76.
Prelude to Lincoln's Gettysburg Ad
dress, Mr. W. P. Mahoney.
Address, 8th grade prize student.
Presentation of Oregon Flag Law,
Mrs. Bertha Drew Gilman.
Vocal duct, Mrs. Claire Hopper and
and Mm. Walter Moore.
Presentation of prize to 8th grade
Btudcnt, Mrs. Bertha Drew Gilman.
Siiiging of Star Spangled Banner, au
ed quito a distance from the railrond.
The program of the atate highway
commission has been to build main
highways tourist roads, largely.
One short gap remains In the tourist
roads of Morrow county, and this
will be closed in a short space of
time, providing the bond issue pre
vails. The best is then to come: the
market roads, and the program as
outlined here and endorsed by the
meeting Saturday, will bring those In
duo season; not all at once, to be
sure, but it starts the program on a
basis that guarantees the completion
of these various roads before many
years have rolled around, and thus
the real development of the county
will be promoted. Give the farmer
good roads leading to the railond
nnd connecting with the main high.
waysi help him to reduce his over
head In getting hia produce to mar
ket, and you will thus assist In ro
ducing his cost of living and make
conditions easior. It will also mean
tho building up ot the population of
the county and bring to us moro noo
plo on the farms, better country
schools and happier conditions all
around for the rural population, Now
is a good time to start something.
OF RAIN MAKER
IN THIS COUNTY
Mr. Swaggart Will Back Proposi
tion For Contract For Two
Inches of Rain Here.
Lexington, Oregon, May 25. To the
Editor: I am interested very much in
the probable outcome for the farmer
this season as to hia crops. He is
facing a very serious situation and
should there be a lack of aufficient
rainfall many a man is facing bank
ruptcy and will have to retire from
the wheat raising game in Morrow
county. His recent experience in
having his grain frozen out and the
consequent heavy expenditure for re-
seedmg, has crippled the farmer, and
the majority are in jeopardy of los
ing their all if this season's crop is
I therefore wish to offer a sugges
tion for consideration. Get a com
mittee together to take up the mat
ter with Rainmaker Hatfield and con
tract with him to produce for this
section at least 2 inches of rainfall
in May or early part of June. To get
this matter started, I will subscribe
five hundred dollars to apply on such
contract. I do this to show my
faith in the proposition.
As stated above, the situation we
are now facing is very grave, and our
people should be doing something to
insure the production of a crop this
season as they have never faced such
a condition before.
B. F. SWAGGART.
Large Numbers Take
Advantage of Rebate
The sheriff's office reports that
quite a number of the delinquent tax
payers were able to take advantage of
the law rebating penalty and interest
and coats on taxes due for the years
1921-22-23, yet by far the greater
number could not get around to at
tend to the matter, as the time limit
was too short.
In the opinion of some of the legal
lights, there is authority for extend
ing the time till November 6. If
thia can be done, it should be. At
that time the majority of those for
whose benefit the law was enacted
will be in position to get together the
money for these delinquent taxes and
take advantage of the Baving offered;
as it stands now. they were denied
that privilege. It within the bounds
of the law, why not make this exten
sion and get the bulk of these back
taxes cleaned up.
BOYS TO REFORM SCHOOL.
Judge Benge and Sheriff McDufTee
departed on Sunday for Salem, having
in charge Wesley Brookhouser and
Marvin Brown, two Heppner lads.
committed to the reform school. The
boys had been under parole from the
juvenile court, and having failed in
the performance of their part of the
contract, the sentence of the court
had to be carried out. The judge and
sheriff returned home Tuesday eve
ning. NO BURNING OF SHLASHINGS
DURING THE CLOSED SEASON
To whom H may concern:
The late fire law provides that no
burning of slashings shall be done
during the closed season, which is
from May 15th to October 1st
L. O. CASE, District Warden
1 One of the World's Greatest
llIHlP Victor. Hugo's
: "II lllllill 1
ll A UNIVERSAL PRODUCTION
STAR THEATRE, HEPPNER
Tues. and Weds., May 12-13
B Enacted Amid Superbly Beautiful Settings
You will thrill to the appeal of this splendid story of love and sacrifice its pathos will strike
EE straight to your heart. Your eyes will be iaszled by the grandeur of the settings, the like of
which have never before been seen upon the screen. Victor Hugo's immortal love epic has
EE been made into a tremendous super-play. There have been grea tpictures before but never
EE one like this; never a picture to win or deserve such universal praise. Critics have called it
great; the theatre-going public have acclaimed it as the most tremendous cinema achieve-
EE ment of all time. You must see this picture! For until you do, you will never realize the
EE magnificent heights to which a production can attain.
1 It Will Live hi Your Memory Forever!
CHILDREN 25c ADULTS 50c
Melvina Jane Clark, Native of
Oregon, Lived in Morrow
County Many Years.
Death came to Mri. Melvina Jane
Clark on last Friday evening, fol
lowing a prolonged illness, which for
several months had kept her confined
to her bed. That she might receive
better nursing, Mrs. Cark had been
removed from her home west of town
to the Heppner Surgical hospital,
when all waa done for her that was
humanly possible. She passed away
Friday evening at about ten o'clock,
and tha funeral service! were held on
Monday forenoon at the Christian
church, Rev. W. W. Head, pastor of
the Congregational church at lone,
officiating. The floral offerings were
many and beautiful, and attending
the funeral waa a large concourse of
the friends and neighbors, many of
those who had known the deceased
from the time of the early settlement
of th. Heppner country. Interment
was in the family lot at Masonic cem
etery. Mra. Clark was born at Monroe,
Benton county, Oregon, on October
28, 1852, and died at Heppner on May
1, mo, at the age of 73 years. 6
montha and 3 days. She was married
Jn-nc? Ferguson in 1869 and they
came to Morrow county in 1870, tak
ing up as a homestead the place now
owned by F. S. Parker, and for ao
many years known as the Ferguson
place, just beyond the city limits
west of Heppner. Her home waa on
thia place until 1894 when she moved
to the place that was her home until
she died. To Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson
were born four children, Mary, Mnr
Iha, Julia and Emma. Martha and
Emma passed away a number of years
She was married the second time tc
Hiram E. Clark, December, 1884. Mr.
Clark died about a year ago. Four
children were born to them: Laura,
(Mra. V. L. Hamilton of The Dallea),
Ernest E. and Edward D. of Heppner,
and Iva (Mrs. T. C. Frieberg of Port
land). The surviving children were
all able to be preaent at the funeral.
The passing of Mrs. Clark removes
from our midst another of the very
early settlers in this locality. She
was of sturdy pioneer stock and did
her part well in helping to overcome
the obstaclea encountered in the set
tling of a new country. She was
highly respected in the community
and passes on to a better life aa one
who never failed in doing her full
part in life's work.
District Convention to
be Held at Heppner
The district convention of the
Neighbors of Woodcraft will be held
at Heppner this month, on Friday
and Saturday, the 15th and 16th, to
be entertained by Maple Circle No.
259. It is expected that there will
be at least one hundred delegates
present from the various circles of
the Eastern Oregon section, and the
local Circle is making preparations
to care for this many. The last meet
ing of the convention was held at
Union when there was a large attend
ance, and it is futly expected that
there will be more attend this meet
ing at Heppner. The delegates will
arrive at Heppner Thursday evening,
leaving on Sunday.
fifsl CARL L&EMMLE presents tfrfjt
The baseball game played with
Lexington last Friday resulted in a
score of 6-8 in favor of Heppner.
The Hardman-Heppner game Sat
urday was won by Heppner, 14-9.
The Heppner baseball team will
play the lone team on the Lexington
field next Friday afternoon. This
game is to be held for the purpose
of deciding the championship for the
The teams have met twice before this
season and each team has won a
game. This will be the best game of
the season as the teams will be even
ly matched and playing their hardest.
Sophomore class gave a candy sale
last Friday afternoon.
The Arion Literary Society met at
the borne of Luola Benge for the pur
pose of initiating John Conder and
Merle Becket. Everyone reporta an
The high school smoker baa been
postponed until one week from to
morrow. On May 16th at the Star theatre
there will be a tumbling exhibition
by Leonard Schwarz and B. B. Finch.
This exhibition will be about one-half
hour in length and will be in connec
tion with "Flaming Youth," a new
super moving picture production.
Missionary Society Hon
ors Birth Anniversaries
The monthly meeting of the mis-,
sionary society of the Christian
church was held on Tuesday after
noon in the church parlors with an
attendance of 30 and Mrs. E. R. Hus
ton's division having charge. Mrs.
Ward was leader and the subject was
China, the program being livened by
The scripture lesson was read by
Mrs. Benge, followed by prayer by
Mrs. E. N. Crawford and a song by
Mesdames Turner, Huston, Anderson
and Ferguson. Mrs. Charlotte Gor
don read a paper on Kantuneho, Chi
na; Mrs. Lera Crawford a' paper on
"Heroes of the Prince of Peace," and
clippings by Mrs. G. M. Anderson,
Mrs. Virginia Turner, Miss Myra
WeHs, Mrs. F. S. Parker, Mrs. E. R.
Huston, Mra. Jeff Beymer and Mrs.
D. M. Ward. Mrs. Turner and Miss
Jeanette Turner favored with piano
A large birthday cake was present
ed in honor of those ladies having
birthdays in the months of March,
April and May, which were Margaret
Cox, Lueila McCarty, Mattie HuSton,
Cora Crawford, Eppa Ward, Mrs. O,
Ferguson, May Turner, Lera Craw
ford, Anita LaDusire, Virginia Tur
ner and Fay Ferguson.
NEW RECORDER APPOINTED.
At the regular meeting of the city
council on Monday night, following
the routine of business, Mayor Noble
announced the appointment of Earl
Gordon as city recorder, to fill the
unexpired term of the late W. A.
Richardson. The appointment of Mr.
Gordon was approved by the council.
There were a number of applicants
for the place.
The Heppner tourist camp is now
open to the public. A representative
of the state board of health was here
this week and placed his stamp of
approval on the camp; after making a
thorough inspection of the same.
J. T. Ayers of Butter creek was in
the city on Wednesday. He has been
suffering some from injuries to his
hand, but that member is about well
By the County Courts
In opposition to the referendum
promoted by the big truck and bus
eoneems relative to Bill No. 413,
which levies a small mileage tax an
these companies, the organization of
county courts of the state have been
asking the people to not sign the ref
Petitions of thia character have
been circulated about Heppner thia
week, and received some signatures.
Whether or not the law would be re
pealed by a vote of the people when
the issue came before them, we are
not prepared to say, but believi that
they would sustain the law aa passed
by the legislature. The required Lum
ber of signatures to get the ques
tion on the ballot, when they are filed
with the secretary of state, will have
the effect that the truck and bus con
cerns wish, and that ia to make the
law inoperative for the next two yea re
and thus save them the tax they
would be required to pay under the
law. Bill No. 413 is a good piece of
legislation, and according to the in
vestigation given the matter by dif
ferent county judges, should be al
lowed to stand. It ia a good idea to
refuse to sign the referendum peti
tions in this particular case.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Scott and
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wells have re
turned after a motor trip to Hepp
ner where they attended a meeting of
the Eastern Star at which Mrs. Bur
dette, grand worthy matron, was
Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Wells were
honored at an enjoyable party on
Thursday afternoon when Mrs. W.
P. Mahoney entertained at a bridge
party at her home. Four tablet were
play, Mrs. Alfred Ayers having
high score and Mrs. Richard Wells
second. Guest prizes were presented
the honorees and Mrs. Dean Good
man, Sr of Portland.
Yellow and white was the color
scheme used. Assisting the hostess
were Mrs. Hanson Hughes, Mrs. Mc
Namer and Mrs. Charles Shurte. Be
sides the guests for bridge, other
guests called during the tea hour.
East Oregon tan.
NEW TENNIS COURT COMPLETED.
Frank Harwood and Earl H alloc k,
with the assistance of several others,
have completed a fine tennis court,
located on the Vic Groshens lot at
corner of May and Chase streets. The
boys have put in a lot of work on the
grounds and now have the court in
good shape. It is the intention to
form a tennis club, and anyone in
terested can sign up at the store of
Mr. Harwood, who assures us that the
fees will not be large, but it will be
necessary to have a fund to keep up
the grounds, help pay for their prep
aration, and look after some other
Bishop W. P. Remnigton of Pendle
ton will hold services at the Epis
copal church here at 11 o'clock Sun
day morning, May 10, and the public
of Heppner is cordially invited to
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE UPON
EXECUTION IN FORECLOSURE.
Notice is hereby given that under
and by virtue of an execution and or
der of sale issued out of the Circuit
Court of the State of Oregon for Mor
row County, to me directed and dat
ed May 6, 1925, upon a judgment and
decree entered in said court on the
30th day of April, 1925, in favor of
M. A. Call, plaintiff, and against N.
S. Whetstone and Susan E. Whet
stone, his wife, defendants, for the
sum of $9000.00, with interest there
on at the rate of 8 per annum from
January 2, 1925; $500.00 attorneys'
fees; and costs and disbursements
taxed at $11.00; commanding me to
make sale of the real proprety mort
gaged to the plaintiff by the defend
ants to secure payment of the fore
I will, in compliance with the com
mand of said writ, on Monday, June
8, 1925, at the hour of ten o'clock in
the forenoon of said day, at the front
door of the County Court House, in
Heppner, Morrow County, Oregon, of
fer for sale and sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder for cash
in hand, all the right, title and inter
est which the defendants. N. S. Whet
stone and Susan E. Whetstone or
either of them had on the 26th day of
February, 1923, the dote of said mort
gage, or have since acquired or now
have in or to the following described
real property situated in Morrow
County, State of Oregon, to-wit:
West half of Northwest quarter and
South half of Southwest quarter of
Section 17. Northeast quarter of
Northwest quarter, North half of
Northeast quarter and Southeast
quarter of Northeast quarter of Sec
tion 20; East half; North half of
Northwest quarter and Southwest
quarter of Northwest quarter of Sec
tion 21, all in Township 1 South.
Range 25, E. W. M.
Also, commencing at a point twenty
chains west of the Southeast corner
of the Northeast quarter of Section
20 in Township 1 South, Range 25 E.
W. M., thence running North 20
chains, thence West 40 chains, thence
North 20 chains, thence West 20
chains to the Northwest corner of
said Section 20, thence South 10 and
57-100 chains to the O. R. & N. R. of
W thence Southeasterly along the
said Right of W'nf as follows: South
45 degrees, IS minutes; East 4 and
81-100 chains, thence South 50 de
grees 28 minutes, East 6 and 88-100
chains, thence South 53 dugrees 35
minutes, East 6 and 24-100 chains,
thence South 67 degrees no minutes,
Fast 4 and 70-100 chains, thence
South 30 minutes East 11 and 30-100
chains, thence South 89 degrees 15
minutes East 9 and 83-100 chains,
thence South 65 degrees 13 minutes
East 24 and 59-100 chains to place of
beginning, containing 87 and 32-100
acres, making a grand total of 847.32
acres, more or less.
The same being the real property
mortgaged by the defendants to the
plaintiff, and ordered sold by the
court, or so much thereof as may be
necessary to satisfy said judgment,
together with the accruing costs.
Dated this 7th day of My. 1925.
Sheriff of Morrow County, State,
LOCAL POST BEHIND
$3,000,000 Fund to be Used
For Care of War Wid
ows and Orphans.
Nation Moat Prominent Citizens
Are Backing Move Started by
the American Legion.
Heppner Post No. 87, American Le
gion, at its meeting Tuesday evening,
endorsed the $5,000,000 Endowment
Fund of that organization unanimous
ly and are behind the move individ
ually and aa a unit. While definite in
formation aa to quota had not yet
been received, the local post expects
to put Heppner over the top within
the first few hours of the drive which
will take place the week ending with
The Legion Endowment Fund has
been characterized by President Cool
idge and other national leaders aa
the finest project ever undertaken and
worthy the support of every citizen.
The purpose of the fund ia to take
care of the widows and orphans of
deceased ex-service men, aa well as
the children and wives of those vet
erans who, through service -contracted
- illness, are unable to support
them. It is conservatively estimated
that there are at present 30,000 or
phans of veterans of the world war,
5,000 of whom are dependent upon
charity. Through the use of the in
come from the Endowment Fund,
these dependent orphans will be given
good homes, educational facilities and
everything done to make them self
respecting, self-supporting citizens.
So important and worthy is the pro
ject that President Coolidge has ac
cepted the honorary chairmanship of
the national committee.
In Oregon, R. A. Booth of Eugene,
prominent lumberman and former
member of the state highway com
mission, is chairman of the state
committee. In this state the drive
for the Endowment Fund is linked
with the drive of the Legion for the
maintenance fund for the Doembeck
er hospital for crippled children, the
raising of this fund of $60,000 having
been undertaken by the Oregon Le
gion. Thus two most worthy projects
are being put before the people of
the state and those in charge feel
there will be no trouble in putting
the drive over.
The local chairman and committees
have not yet been chosen, but a spec
ial meeting of the post will bo called
soon for this purpose. Legion mem
bers here are certain that the people
of Heppner and surrounding country
will respond with their customary
generosity when the committees eali
upon them, especially when the pur
pose for which the money is to be
used is taken into consideration.
Memorial Day services this year
will be sponsored by the Legion post
and a committee was appointed Tues
day evening to cooperate with other
organizations of the city in preparing
Rates for the use of the shimming
pool this season were adopted as fol
lows: Children, single swims, 10c;
25 swims for $2.00; adults, single
swims, 25c; 20 swims for $4 00: spec
tators will be charged 10c on Sun
days and holidays.
Following the business meeting re
freshments were served, Arthur Mc
Atee having charge of the commis
The commencement exercises of
Hardman high school will be Thurs
day evening, May 14, at 8 o'clock. The
members of the graduating class are
Lavilla Howell, Lewis Batty, Alice
Keithley, Dale Bleakman, Hazel Hays,
Percy Bleakman, Beulah Batty, Vin
ton Howell and Hazel McDonald.
Rev. W. O. Livingstone will officiate.
The seniors of Hardman high had
their Flunk Day last Wednesday, Ap
ril 29. Wednesday morning, instead
of going to school, they met down
town and went to the mountains In
J. N Patty's and G. A. Bleakman's
cars. They took their dinner with
them, left Hardman about nine o'
clock and went to Glutton Falls
where htey had dinner, then came
back to Rock creek and went up to
Buck Falls. They returned to town
about three o'clock. The senoirs had
a pleasant trip and were greatly
missed (t) by the remainder of the
The dance given by A. M. Flett last
Saturday was well attended. Many
people were present from Heppner,
lone and Lexington. The next dance
will be May 14th, after the commence
ment exercises. Music for this danco
will be furnished by Flett's orches-tra.
The baccalaureitte sermon will b)
preached by Rev, Jones of Lexington,
Sunday afternoon, May 10, at two
The senior Class Day will be May
11. The program will begin at 8
o'clock and will be followed by a
party. The prog mm will consist of
the following: Class song, history,
will, prophesy, poem, farewell song.
The party will be given in the high
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express to all our
friends and neighbors our sincere
thanks for the kindnesses shown snd
tho assistance rendered us In ths
death and burial of our mother, Mrs.
Molvina J. Clark; also to the singers,
nnd for ths many beautiful flowers,
FOR HALE Registered Chtr
White yi-arling boar; bt Valley
prize winning stock. Oral Hnnriksen,
800 dozen frrah eicgs wanted,
pay cash. Heppner Bakery.