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PUBLISHED WEEKLY AND DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF MORROW COUNTY
Volume 42, Number 9.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1925.
Subscripion $2.00 Per Year
Number Put Out of Bus
iness By Yesterday's
SOME ARE INSURED
Hard Work on Tart of Fire Fighters
Saves Entire Block From Burning;
Shift In Wind Helps Firemen.
Fire broke out in the meat thop of
Henry Schwarx on the east aide of
Main street at about 4:46 a. m. Wed
nesday and before the city could be
aroused by the alarm, that building
was a mans of flames, and the fire rap
idly spread to the buildings adjoining.
By the time the fire fighting appara
tus was on the ground and sufficient
number of people had gathered to
handle it, there was no possible
chance of stopping the flames. The
Aahbaugh building, a three-story
wooden frame structure on the cor
ner was soon enveloped and from the
nature of the contents It made a very
hot fire, threatening buildings on the
went side of the street, as well as the
residence of Henry Schwarx across
tiie street to the north.
Just aa rapidly as possible, all
available fire fighting equipment was
brought into use and soon seven or
eijfht streams of water were being ap
plied. There was no stopping the
progress of the flames, however, and
the buildings to the south were rap
idly being swallowed U Favorable
conditions as to the wind prevailed.
There was not much wind, and by the
time the lodging house of Dennis
McN'amee was reached, there was a
shift of the wind from the south, giv
ing the firemen time to check the
flumes that-had spread to the two
atory .frame building of the Farmers
Elevator Company, and here the fire
was stopped. The roof of this build
ing was about all burned and the up
per story badly damaged, but the
block was saved.
The total damage of the fire is con
servatively estimated at $.15,000, with
comparatively small almount of in-1
surance. Some of the best buildings
had no insurance whatever, and their:
owners have suffered an entire loss.
My the hardest kind of work the
flames were kept from, spreading to
the wooden buildings in the block op
posite on the west side of the street,;
and some of these smoked up pretty
lively for a time or two. All glass
fronts were more or leas ruined on
that side of the street and will have
to be replaced. Even the plate glass,
windows in the front of Phelps Gro
cery company were cracked by the
heat. The residence of Henry Schwarx
on the corner north of the Calmus
building was fired a time or two and
it took hard work to keep It from
going. The house Is the property of
J. h. Yi'Hger, and Mr. Schwari is very
thankful to those who labored so hard
to save the residence and his house
hold furnishings. j
There was no end to the water sup
ply, and while every foot of hose was
brought into play, there was no lack
of pressure and as soon as the fire
fighters could get in close enough to
ply the water successfully, there was
a prompt slacking up in the fierceness
of the flames. The heat was very in-
tense for a time, and this made It
quite impossible to get tho best effect
from the fire fighting equipment The
city had but recently purchased 600
feet of new hose, and this was found
to be a mighty good aid as some of
the old hose was in a bad condition
Rcid Buselck, driver of the fire
truck, was on the job promptly and
had the machine on the scene of the
fire before there was anyone, save
Duck Lee, present to help get ft Into
action. In a very few minutes, how
ever, help was arriving and the water
The fire started in the roof at the
rear of the meat market, where,
about 4:30, Mr. Schwarx had placed a
fire under the rendering kettle, to
hent us some fat, and was evriiently
Each team will have strong batteries and a
close snappy game is anticipated.
ADMISSION 50 Cents.
EE In the evening a Dance at Legion Hall un-
der auspices of lone Post.
Heppner Students at
University Are Pledged
Among the seventeen Univeraity of
Oregon etude ts recently elected to
membership in Phi Beta Kappa, na
tional honorary scholastic society, is
Roland Humphreys of Heppner, son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Humphreys.
This is the highest scholarship honor
that can be won by undergraduutes
with the exception of Sigma Xi, the
scientific society. Mr, Humphreys
majored In mathematics.
Miss Evelyn Humphreys was pledg
ed to the women's national honorary
commerce society, Phi Chi Theta,
and was also elected vice-president
of the girls' Oregon Club for 1926
Roland is a senior and will be among
the Univeraity graduates at the close
of the school year in June.
Dr. Johnston reports the following
recent arrivals: 'a (Mb daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Broshears of Lex
ington on May 21st; a 9-lb. girl to
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helms of near
Echo, on May 4th.
Leonard Carlson of Eight Mile was
in the city Tuesday. Grain out his
way is coming along the best ever
since the big rains.
the result of defective flue. He
was busy for a short time in the
front of the shop, and returning
found tho rear alt in flames, and has
tened to give the alarm.
There is no doubt but had the fire
not been stopped where It was, the
entire blot would have bet-n burned.
It might have been stopped at the con
crete building of the Heppner Gar
age, but the firing of the tall build
ing on the north would have spread
the flames to the Peoples Hardware
on the south side of the block, and
from that to the new hotel building
across the street, which is not amply
protected by fire shutters.
While a neat of wooden buildings
that have long ben a fire menace
is now out of the way, tho people
owning the structures have been hard
hit, and many of them are not in a
position to rebuild at the present
Some six or seven business struc
tures are gone and as many people
put out of business, which comes as
a hard blow to the city under pre
vailing conditions. Those who are
affected by the fire directly by the
destruction of buildings, equipment
and stock are:
John B. Calmus, building, $5600 and
no insurance; C. V. Hopper, occupy
ing front of Calmus building with
tire and battery shop, $4000, with
$2000 insurance; Mrs. Ethel Ash
baugh, two small buildings, $2000, no
insurance; Henry Schwarx, butcher
shop fixtures, stock and equipment,
$6000, insurance $2500; Mrs. Herren,
millinery stock and household goods,
$2500, insurance $1000; Mrs. DoWne,
$1000; Dennia McNamce, $4500, In
surance $2000; Heppner Farmers El
evator Co., $2000, insurance $2000;
John Skuxeski, tailor shop equipment
and household goods, $1500, insur
ance $600; Garrigues Estate, small
building, $1000; Mr. Franxen, tailor
shop building, $1000, possibly Insured.
Charles Latourell had been using
the back room in the Calmus build
ing for storage purposes, and had a
new threshing machine there that
went up with the building. There
was no insurance on this and his
loss was around $1500.
C. W. McNamer, who has been pre
paring to get the Central Market open
was in position to get in a sunply of
meat from Howard Lane at Lexing
ton and a few hours after the lire
was handing out steaks and roasts
to the people. Assistance has been I
extended the sufferers from the fire
most in need. A number lost all their I
household utensils and wearing ap
parel and had to be supplied. This
was attended to promptly, and the
local Red Cross responded in cash
donations to these needy, as did sev
eral fraternal orders and many in
dividuals of the city. The rebuild
ing of the burnt area will doubtless
be alow, but it is hoped that this will
come in time, with much more sub
stantial structures. This fire oc
curred just seven years to a day af
ter tho fire that swept out the old
club building and several others on
May and Gale streets. . The big fire
was on the 4th of July, 1918, from
which the city has never fully re
BE HELD HERE
Local Post of American Legion
Will Have Charge of Program
Next Saturday Morning.
Memorial Day will be appropriately
observed at Heppner next Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock. The services
will be held at Elks Temnle and will
be in charge of Heppner Post No. 87,
American Legion. The program as
arranged la printed in another col
umn. Following the exercises at the
hall, services will be held at the
cemetery, Kawins Post, Womens Re
ief Corps, being in charge.
Heppner It fortunate in that there
are no deceased veterans of the World
war resting in the local cemetery.
However, there are several graves of
veterans of the Civil war, and over
these ' appropriate honors will be
Commander P. M. Gemmell of
Heppner Post makes tha request that
business houses and residences dis
play flags Saturday. Business houses
will remain closed until noon in or
der that all may participate in the
exercises. It is requested that as
many cars as possible be on hand
at the hall so that everyone may be
able to ride to the cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Wilson and son
Keith and Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Craw
ford and daughter Jean of Joseph
were visitors here over the week end
at the homes of Vawter Crawford and
F, S. Parker. They were accompanied
to Heppner by Miss Frances Parker
who was returning home from Joseph
where she has been teaching a coun
try school during the winter. These
people arrived here on Thursday and
returned home Tuesday. Mr. Wilson
is district attorney of Wallowa coun
ty and while he has been a resident
of that section of the state for years
and years, this is his first visit to
Heppner. He was well pleased with
the town and our surroundings. Mr.
Crawford guides the destinies of the
Joseph Herald and boosts for the
Wallowa Wonderland and the many
other natural resources and advan
tages of that section, besides having
the distinction of being a brother to
the editor of this paper.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Patterson depart
ed on Wednesday morning for Port
land, where they will join the Al Ka-
der train for Los Angeles. Mr. Pat
terson goes to attend the Shrine eon-
clave in that city and Mra. Patterson
will enjoy a visit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. B. R. Patterson at South
Peter Herman, who has been the
efficient bookkeeper at the office of
the Standard Oil company here for
the past two yearB, has been trans
ferred to Ontario, leaving for that
city yesterday morning. His place
here will be taken by Ray Shurte, who
he's been a deputy In the local post
office for the past several months.
Chas. Vaughn spent the week-end
with his wife and daughter in Port
land. He returned home on Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Akers drove
up from Portland on Sunday, spend
ing a couple of days here. They re
turned to the city yesterday, being
accompanied by their daughter, Mrs.
Chas. Barlow and the children, who
ill remain in Portland until after
the Rose Show.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Finch, grade
teachers in the Heppner schools, de
parted for Prineville on Sunday. They
were accompanied by Leonard
Schwan, who, with Mr. Finch, will
put on their tumbling exhibition at
a number of towns from Prineville to
Lakeview, spending a portion of the
summer vacation in this amusement
George Winters, former resident of
Heppner, is enjoying a short viBit in
the city. Mr. Winters has been resid
ing in Bend for the most of the time
since leaving Heppner several years
ago, but more recently has been liv
ing at Corvallls. He thinks things
look pretty good about Heppner and
would not mind being located here
Lower Willow creek farmers are
now busy with the cutting of the first
crop of alfalfa, and the yield is very
heavy. Hay harvest will soon be gen
eral from the mouth of the creek to
Jason Riddle, Rhea .creek farmer,
was a business visitor here Tuesday.
Sheriff McDuffee, Marshall Devin,
as reprseentntives of Willow Lodge
No. fid, I. O. O. F of this city to the
grand lodge at Ashland, and Mrs. John
Wightman and Mrs. Olive Frye, del
egates of San Souct Robekah lodge,
returned home on Saturday evening.
They report fine sessions of grand
lodge and assembly In the Southern
M. E. Cotter of lone was a visitor
in the city a short time on Monday.
He Is quite well recovered from his
sickness and serious operation, hav
ing been a patient at the hospital of
Mnyo Bros., Rochester, Minn, the
eBrly part of last winter. Mr. Cotter
was rejoicing over the good rains
and bright prospects for crops In his
part of the county.
E. E. Lovgrcn, farmer of the west
end of the county, was attending to
business in this elty on Monday.
Mrs. A. Anderson states that grain
never presented a finer appearance
than at present in the Gooseberry
and Eight Mile sections. Mrs. Ander
son farms quite extensively in that
part of the county and looks for a
good yield of grain. She was a visit
or here on Tuesday.
Mist Josephine Kirtley departed on
Friday for her home at Eugene. Mist
Kirtley was one of our high school
teachers the past year. She will
taach in Eugene the coming school
Mrs. LoRoy Jones and children ar
rived from Montesano, Wash., on Fri-
dny and will visit for several weeks
at the home of her parents, Mr, and
Mrs. Vawter Crawford.
Fountain opent Juno 1st ratter
ton 4 Son,
Graduates of Heppner
High Receive Diplomas
Fifteen students of Heppner high
school gradoated aa the class of 1925
and on Friday evening at the com
mencement exercises held in the au
ditorium at the high school building
they received their diplomat.
The address to the students was de
livered by Prof. Roy R. Hewitt of O.
A. C, who is a polished speaker and
pleased both students and audience
by hit oratory. While the addrets
wa sshort, it waa pointed and full of
good things and won hearty applause
The diplomat were presented by
Mrs. E. R. Huston, chairman of the
school board, to the following class
members: Harold Becket, Luola
Benge, Myrtle Cradick, Mary Louise
Crawford, Helen Virginia Hill, Byron
Johnson, Mary Cecelia Kenny, Enna
Lovgren, Kathleen McDaid, William
Vawter Parker, Mary Elizabeth Pat
terson, Lena Redding, Austin I.
Smith, Durward R. Tash, Edmund J.
Hirl. The program in detail was as
Processoinal Mixed Glee Clubs
Invocation Rev. E. C. Alford
"By the Waters of Minnetonka"
Girls' Glee Club
- Prof. Roy R. Hewitt
"Honey Town" ...High School Chorus
Presentation of Djplomaj
Mrs. E. R. Huston
"Japanese Sunset" and "Persian
March" High School Orchestra
Benediction Rev. E. C. Alford
OPPOSES BOND ISSUE.
Editor of Heppner Gazette-Times:
In response to your request to the
taxpayers of Morrow county to ex
press their views as to the prospec
tive bond issue of $550,000, I assert
that as the taxpayers are already
over-burdened with unjust and ex
cessive taxation, and the issuance of
more bonds would be the coup detat
death blow to the farming inter
ests of Morrow County, because they
have afl that they can possibly bear
at the present time.
The boosters, town-parasites and
non-taxpayers are, of course, stifled
with selfishness and care nothing for
the welfare of the commonwealth.
More bonds Is synonymous with
more debts, more foreclosed mort
gages and hard times, and,(in the last
analysis, the utter ruin of the farm
ing industry of the county.
I having lived m Morrow county
84 years, I formerly enjoyed a com
fortable living, but now, through un
just federal and state legislatures and
predatory wealth, little or no profit
is made on farm products, and con
sequently, I have barely eked out a
mere existence during the last six
One bond issue would be followed
by another and increase the taxation
to the extent that the farmers and
stockgrowers could not possibly meet
the unjust and extortionate demands.
Non-taxpayers should not be al
lowed to vote in regard to bond issue,
or any other measure that involves
a state or county appropriation.
. Predatory wealth, the invisible gov
ernment behind the autocratic throne,
is at the helm of our ship of state,
and is endeavoring to transform our
democracy into an oligarchy and
autocracy and make the farmers ab
ject slaves to their sinister- schemes.
Therefore, let common sense, an
almost obsolete quality at present
times, justice and unselfishness pre
vail and strive to make our present
road facilities serve our needs.
B. F. SWAGGART, Lexington.
Frank Roberts came up from Port
land yesterday to look after his bus
iness interests here.
Fountain opens June 1st. Patter
son & Son.
Memorial Day Services
Elks Temple, Saturday May 30, 1925
Invocation Rev. E. C. Alford
Pledge to the Flag Audience
pledge allegiance to the United States Flag
and to the Republic for which it stands; one
Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice
Gen. Logan's Memorial Day Orders Roger W. Morse
Vocal Solo Harvey Miller
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Clarence Bauman
In Flanders' Fields Mrs. Paul Gemmell
Whistling Solo Elizabeth Phelps
Vocal Duet Marjorie Clark, Edna Vaughn
Address Samuel E. Notson
Star Spangled Banner Audience
CORN -CORN -CORN
Whole, Cracked and Ground.
"OK COW FEED $2.50 Per 100 Lbs.
Ask for Princess Flour. You will like it.
Brown Warehouse Co.
WE DELIVER WITHIN CITY LIMITS.
Legion Swimming Pool
Now Open For Season
The Heppner American Lesion
iwimminjf pool has been open for
the pa Ft week and Chas. Ayera. in
charge, reports good patronage. Many
Improvements in the pool and bath
houes have been made and others are
contemplated. There are no season
tickets this year, but 20- and 25-swim
tickets are being sold. The 20-swira
tickets are for adults and sell for
$4.00; the 25-swim tickets for chil
dren and sell for S2.00. Single swims
are the Rama as last year, 25c and 10.
Monday afternoon, 1:30 to 3:30,
Wednesday and Friday mornings,
9:30 to noon, have been designated as
ladies hours. During these hours
ladies and children under 8 years of
age will have the use of the pool ex
duhively, and it is expected that a
competent instructor will be secured
who will teach novices the art of
The warmer water is proving at
tractive to a great many and it is
expected a larger number of people
will take advantage of the facilities
offered this year than last.
HENRY BLACKMAN DIES.
Word reached Heppner this fore
noon that Henry Blackman died at
San Franeifico this morning. Accord
ing to Phill Cohn, who came up from
Portland yesterday, Mr. Blackman
had been ill for some time, recently
returning to Portland from Hot Lake
where he had been taking treatment.
His son Abe Blackman came up from
San Francisco to take his father to a
sanitarium there, and he died short
ly after reaching that city.
A real "home wedding" occasion
was enjoyed at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Allstott on Rhea creek on Sun
day, May 17th. Their daughter Su
san was married to Archie Pad berg
of the well known family of the same
community. The entire families of
both the bride and groom were pres
ent. The home, in its broad acres,
trees and orchard remind one of an
historic estate. The couple, sur
rounded by the large group of guests
were joined in wedlock under the
shelter of a mammoth snowball bush,
and a shower of the ripened blossoms
made unnecessary any rice for the oc
casion. Rev. E. C. Alford,' pastor of
the Methodist Community church,
was the officiating minister. The
wedded couple will for the present
make their home with the parents of
Saturday evening, May 30, begin
ning at 6:30, on the M. E. church par
sonage lawn. Cakes to be sold will be
made by the Junior and Intermediate
Erworth League girls, themselves,
who will serve ice cream and cake,
fruit punch and strawberries and
whipped cream. Six prizes have been
offered the girls for the best cakes
and they have planned a very pleas
ant evening. Come and help them and
NEW MEAT SHOP OPEN.
The Are at Heppner on Wednesday
morning hastened just a bit the op
ening of the new meat market by C.
W. McNamer. He had expected, how
ever to be ready by the first of June,
and that was set for his opening day.
He has given the place the old name
of Central Market. The new place
of business is in the Garrigues build
ing and is a neat and well equipped
A nine-pound son was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Shurte at the Heppner
Surgical hospital on Wednesday, May
27th. Mrs; Shurte was formerly Miss
Violet Merritt of this city.
LOCAL BOYS IN
. AT C0RVALLIS
Ray and Paul McDuffee. Heppner
Dallas Ward and Clair Nolan,
Lexington, Are Entrants.
Oregon Agricultural College. Cor
vallis. May 26. Paul McDuffee. Ray
McDuffee, Dallas C. Ward and Clair
Nolan are entrants in the infantry
exhibition drill contest which will be
one of the 15 competitive features cf
the annual military tournament tj be
held here Decoration day. May 30.
The military department of the
college is sparing no effort to make
this the largest and most interesting
tournament ever held here, though
previous ones have ranked aa major
events in the college year.. The night
sham battle feature has been dis
placed this year by an afternoon pro
gram of spectacular contests and
demonstrations in one of which the
McDuffee boys, Mr. Ward and Mr.
Nclan have entered.
Military training for the students
closes for the year with the tourna
ment, hence this annual event takes
on the nature of a celebration as
well as a military exhibition. Mr.
Ward has trained two years in the
Infantry Company C unit gaining the
rank of Corporal and squad leader of
the second squad. Mr. Nolan has
trained one year in Infantry Com
pany C. Paul and Ray McDuffee have
trained one year in the infantry unit.
The opening event of the to urn a -
men i w II be an air service demon
stration of army planes under com
mand of Lieutenant Oakley G. Kelly,
consisting of formation flying by nine
planes, aerial acrobatics, dropping an
aerial smoke screen, and a 3000 -foot
Special memorial day exercises wiil
follow in the college stadium after
which the contests will he held. These
include a mounted tug of war, skir
mish race, girls' musical ride, artil
lery drill, cavalry drill, barrel fight,
roman riding and jumping, infantry
exhibition drill, jumping in pairs, ma
chine gun race, polo pony atiek bend
ing contest, rifle squad relay race,
mounted musical ahaira, and an en
gineer and tank exhibition.
Special rates are being offered on
all railroads to Corvallis aa crowds
approaching those of football days
are expected here.
Auxiliary and Legion
to Have Joint Meeting
On next Monday evening the Aux
liary and Heppner Post of the Amer
ican Legion will have a joint meet
ing at the headquarters of the Aux
iliary at Bethel Chapel. The meeting
has been sponsored by the ladies, and
all legionnaires, whether members of
Heppner Post or not, will be made
Hostesses for the evening will Je
Mrs. Arthur McAtee, Mrs. Walter
Moore, Mrs. Andrew Olson, Miss Eli
sabeth Phelps, Mrs. A. M. Phelps and
Mrs. Richard Wells.
MEETINGS AT GOOSEBERRY.
There will be mission meetings and
community services at the Swedish
Lutheran church at Gooseberry, June
9 and 10. Rev. and Mrs. Sandeen of
Colton, Ore., Rev. and Mrs. Bloom
quist of Portland, and Rev. and Mrs.
Lorimer of Michigan will be with
us at this time. Services will start
on the 9th at 10 a. m. Basket lunch
at noon, and services at 1:30. On
the 10th the services will commence
at 10:30 a. m. and 8 p. m. All ser
vices will be in the English lan
guage. All are cordially invited to
come and hear what these gentlemen
have to say.
MOTHER OF MRS. McNAMER DIES.
It is with sorrow that we chronicle
the death of Mrs. John Rogers, mo
ther of Mrs. C. W. McNamer of this
city, which occurred at Prescott, Wn.,
on Thursday, May 21st, after a short
illness. Mrs. Rogers spent the most
of the winter here with her daugh
ter and made many friends. Her
husband passed on just a short time
ago. She is survived by six sons and
three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Namer attended the funeral which
was held at Prescott on Sunday last
I have purchased a big lot of stock
salt at bankrupt sale. Can sell same
for $24 per ton. Sample of salt at
the First National Bank, Heppner,
Oregon. This price is at Granite,
Oregon. J. J. O'DAIR.
Notice is hereby given that I will
not be responsible for any bills or
accounts hereafter contracted by any
person except myself. Dated this
21st day of May, 1926.
NOTICE TO K. K. K.
There will be a special meeting of
Morrow County Klan No. 33 at Lex
ington on Monday evening, June 1st.
Meeting is called for the annual elec
tion of officers, and a full attendance
of members is desired.
Miss Gertrude Davies, who has
beena teacher in the grades of the
Heppner school for the past two years
departed on Wednesday for Mt. Ver
non, Oregon, where she will visit for
a short time with her sister residing
there, before going on to her home at
Nels Johnson and H. R. Smith were
in town a short while this forenoon,
stopping here after taking their sheep
to the mountains. The late rains
have increased the prospects for a
bumper crop of grain in their part of
Morrow and Gilliam counties, and as
a consequence these gentlemen are
feeling pretty jubilant.
There will be a special meeting of
Ruth Chapter, O. E. S. at Masonic
hall on Friday evening, and a general
attendance of the members ia desired.
Following the work, refreshments will
Gemmell Family Enjoy
Big Reunion Sunday
The members of the family of J. H,
Gemmell gathered at Heppner en
Sunday and enjoyed a reunion. The
big dinner waa spread on the grounds
in the court house park and a genu
inely good time was had, every mem
ber of the family being present. They
were also joined by the family of C,
.V. Jones, making a party of about
The following children and grand
children of Mr. and Mrs. Gemmell
were present: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
W. and children, Florence, Floyd, Ed
na, Eidon, Helen and Arthur Don, of
Heppner; Mr. and Mrs. Chester and
children, Ronald, Loma, Love II, Gor
don and Wallace of Helix; Mr. and
Mrs. Walter and Walter, Jr., of The
Dalles; Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. and
children Jamea Sheldon and Jean Al
ison of Heppner. The members of
the family from out of town depart
ed for their respective homes Sunday
evening. Mother Gemmell going with
the family of Chester to Helix, where
she will visit for a short time.
Memorial Services Well
Attended Last Sunday
. The annual memorial services were
held at the Methodist Community
church at 11:00 a. m., last Sunday and
were in charge of the pastor, Rev. E.
C. Alford, who delivered the sermon.
The attendance was good, three mem
bers of Rawlins Post, G. A. R-, the
W. R. C. and Girl Reserves represent
ing the patriotic orders.
A choir furnished appropriate mu
sic and Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Crawford
of Joseph sang a duet. Mr. Alford
delivered a splendid address in which
our country was highly complimented
for never having entered into a war
of conquest, but from the higher
ground of helping humanity; that
while we should be against war as a
matter of general principle, yet good
had grown ou tof wars, humanity had
been lifted to higher planes and he
would not go on record as standing
againa wtar when the welfare of the
country demanded that we fight The
address waa well received.
ENJOY BIG TIMB SUNDAY.
Members of the Crawford clan and
friends to the nuiflber of 43 enjoyed
a sort of family reunion and general
good time on Sunday at the residence
of V. Crawford in this city. Child
ren of Mrs. E. N. Crawford and of
Vawter Crawford were present, with
great grandchildren and grandchild
ren, and the Tamilies were quite well
represented. A dinner was spread
in the dining room at the Christian
church where the entire company of
AA were seated to a swell repast the
little folks at a table of their own,
and the grown-ups at another. The
afternoon was spent in the enjoy
ment of music, both instrumental
and vocal, and a few hours of good
The families represented were Mrs.
E. N. Crawford, Vawter Crawford.
0. G. Crawford, F. S. Parker, J. O.
Turner, Le Roy Jones, Raymond Fer
guson, Frank Turner, Max Wilson,
Gay M. Anderson, and the Misses
Luola Benge and Mary Patterson.
There were a number of absent ones,
who are scattered abroad and had they
all been present the company would
have been about doubled. Group
pictures were taken, also a picture
representing four generations, con
sisting of Mother Crawford, her son
Vawter, his son Spencer and his son
Calvin, one of the latest additions
to the family.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Tilman Hogue, Gooseberry resident
was doing business here Tuesday.
Woman wants housework in town
or cooking on ranch. If answer be
fore Sunday, call Willow Creek Saw
A chance to buy a prize cake for
your Sunday dinner.
Help the Junior girls with their
Miss Lucy Butler was a guest for
a few days at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. McNamer in this city. She
returned to her home at Stevenson,
Wash., where she is telephone opera
tor. The social club of Ruth Chapter No.
32, O. E. S.. met at Masonic hall on
Saturday afternoon, with Mrs. Paul
Gemmell and Mrs. Earl Gordon as
hostesses. Twenty-five ladies were
present and were entertained at
bridge. First prize was awarded to
Mrs. Lillian Cochran and second to
Mrs. A. D. McMurdo. following which
elegant refreshments were served.
Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Farrior. Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. B. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Bert
P. Stone and Dr. and Mrs. A. H. John
stone entertained about 65 guests at
the Dr. Johnstone home on Monday
evening. Sixteen tables were neces
sary to accomodate the players at
bridge and delicious refreshments
closed an evening of delightful pleas
ure. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sweek returned
home on Tuesday from Canyon City,
where Mr. Sweek was in attendance
at circuit court for several days. He
defended Bud Greenfield, who had
been indicted on a charge of assault
with a dangerous weapon, and the
case took four days for trial, requir
ing more time than he had anticipat
ed upon leaving Heppner. Grant
county has received an abundance of
rain lately, and the crop outlook over
there is excellent
Members of the Eastern Star met
at their hall yesterday afternoon and
tacked comforts for members who
suffered by the tire. Maple Circle of
Woodcraft will also meet in special
session to perform similar work for
members of their order, and render
what other assistance may be found
Mrs. Jack Hynd came up from Cecil
on Tuendny evening and spent Wed
nesday here. She reports that haying
is under way at Butterby Flats; i
tittle earlier than usual, but It is de
sired to get the hay up that use may
be made of the abundant water sup
ply in Willow creek for irngaiton.
Mrs. Florence Paul returned home
from Portland on Tuesday. She had
been visiting in the city for several
Lexington People Appre
ciate Work of Local
ABOUT 50 TAKE PART
Much Pragma Mad. In Removing
Effect, of High Water and Town
Will goo. b Back ta Noma).
Some fifty men went to Lexinrton
on Saturday irom Heppner and aa-
sisted with the work of removing
mod and debria from the buildina-a
and street., the result ot the cloud
burst of last Wednesday .renin.;.
While all the dirt is not yet out jf
the way, and the buildings placed In
proper position again, there has been
much progresa made, and it will not
be long until all the effects of th.
high water will have been removed.
For the assistance rendered th. little
city by Heppner and th. peopl. of
the community, th. officials and bus
iness men of Lexington are rery
grateful, and th. following from W.
F. Harnett A Co., who were thetheav
iest losera on account of th. damag.
done to their store building and stock
expresses the thankfulness and appre
ciation ol the entire community:
We take this opportunity to ex
tend our gratitude to each and every
one for th. wonderful assistance ren
dered in moving goods and shoveling
mud from our store building and help
ing in restoring order out of th.
wreck caused by the flood on th. 20th
inst. To Judge Benge, Mayor Noble,
and the business men of Heppner we
are greatly indebted. Men who are
not accustomed to work of this kind
went to work with shovel and wheel
barrow, waded into the mud and soon
had the bulk of it removed. W. do
not know you all by name, but w. do
appreciate your spirit of helpfulness.
We extend thanks to all th. ladies
who had part in preparing the dinner
for those who were working. To all
at Lexington and Heppner we nr.
truly grateful for every act of kind
ness,,and we thank you.
W. F. BAKNKTT CO."
The ladies of the Morrow County
Chapter of the Red Cross furnished
dinner to the workers and much was
accomplished Saturday in getting th.
mud and debria cleaned away.
Much rock and mud was washed
down Blackhorse canyon aa a result
of the heavy downpour of water and
buildings along the business street
were filled with mud, basements and
cellars with mud and water, and the
process of pumping out is still going
on in some instances. Th. several
buildings moved off foundations and
into the street will soon be in place
and the little city restored to its for
Business firms at Lexington suffer
ing loss from the flood are W. F. Bar
nett 4 Co, Reid Lumber Yard, Ed
Keller blachsmith shop, Venturi gar
age, which from its location and char
acter of construction saved the lower
part of town from more serious dam
age, as it divided the force of the
flood waters, Lexington Service Sta
tion, Lexington Garage, Lexington
State Bank. Telephone company, Karl
L. Beach, Leach Bros., Frank Bur
goyne, Howard Lane butcher shop
and grocery, Jones' barber shop, be
sides a number of residences.
The people of the little city are not
complaining very much, however, aa
they appreciate the great good done
the crops about the country tributary
and their spirit of optimism will
cause them to go right along as here
tofore when the damage caused by the
flood has been overcome.
BERRIES FOR SALE.
Gooseberries now ready, 11.35;
Clark strawberries, $2.25; logans.
$1.60; dewberries, $2.00 per crate. If
by mail add 35c postage, or can send
C. O. D. W. R. WOODWORTH,
Heights Berry Farm, Estacada, Ore.
Miss Haiel Martin departed for her
home at Boise, Idaho, on Saturday.
She was joined here by her mother
and they returned to Boise by auto
mobile. Miss Martin taught domestic
science and art in the high school
the past year.
Fountain opens June 1st. Patter
son 4 Son.
NOTICE OF TEACHERS' EXAMIN
Notice is hereby given that the
County Superintendent of Morrow
Countv. Oregon, will hold the regu
lar examination of applicants for
State Certificates at the Court House,
Heppner, as follows: Commencing
Wednesdav. June 10. 1925. at 9:00 o'
clock a. m., and continuing until Sat
urday, June 13, 1925, at 4:00 o clock
U. S. History, Writing (Penman
ship), Music, Drawing.
rhysiology, Reading, Manual Train
ing, Composition, Domestic Science,
Methods in Reading, Course of Study
for Drawing, Methods in Arithmetic.
Arithmetic. History of Education,
Psychology, Methods in Geography,
Mechanical Drawinc Domestic Art.
Course of Study for Domestic Art.
Grammar, Geography, Stenography,
American Literature, Physics, Type
writing, Methods in Language, Thesla
for Primary Certificate.
Theory and Practice, Orthography
(Spelling), Physical Geography, Eng
lish Literature, Chemistry.
School Law, Geology, Algebra, Civil
General History, Bookkeeping.
Eighth Gradu examinations will be
held June Uth and 12th.
HELEN M. VYALKKR.
County School Superintend. nt.