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Volume 42, Number 38.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 1925.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Sentiment Unanimous At
FIGHT TO BE MADE
Umatilla Permittee Join Wenaha
Woolgrowers In Taking laaue to
By unanimous action on Saturday
afternoon, the permittee! on the Um
atilla forest, in meeting assembled
at Reppner Hotel, went on record
as being opposed to the bedding-out
system. Some forty stockirion were
gathered together and the meeting
was presided over by R, A. Thompson,
president of the Heppner section of
the forest users association, who in
well chosen words stated the object
of the meeting.
The entire district was well repre
sented by both sheepmen and cattle
men, as these industries are both
interested in the administration of
the forest service as pertaining to
their line of business. However, the
main 'topic for discussion, as stated
by President Thompson, was the one
night bedding out system required
of the sheepmen by the ruling of
the forestry department
The Wenaha forest reserve was rep
resented at the meeting by Elmer D.
Bryson, of Walla Walla, secretary
of their woolgrowers association.
This association has been a prime
mover in the matter of getting a mod
ification of the bedding-out ruling,
and have done what they could to get
the local forest office at Pendleton,
as well as at the Portland office to
secure relief. Relative to this work.
President Thompson called on Mr.
Bryson, who in a brief talk stated
the position of the sheepmen of his
district, showing that they were unan
imous in their demand to have this
ruling set aside; however, all efforts
hsd been unavailing so far. Mr. Bry
son stated that it was impossible to
move the bureau headq; this system
was apparently a pet of theirs and
they determined to enforce it. It was
his opinion that but few, If any, of
tha sheepmen were carrying out the
order to the letter, even among those
who professed to favor it, and the
speaker showed how utterly impossi
ble it was to strictly comply with
the requirements of one-night bed
ding out. He asked for the co-operation
of the permittees of the Uma
tilla forest association 'in the effort
being made to get the grievance of
the sheepmen before the secretary
of agriculture, and he felt that relief
might be reasonably expected from
Secretary Jardine. Mr. Bryson sug
gests that the stockmen should have
some say in the management of their
own affairs on the summer range;
he has been engaged in the business
for a number of years and speaks
with some authority on the aubject,
is also well acquainted with the mem
bers of his own association and
knows their wishes fully; not de
siring to dictate in any manner to
the sheepmen of this section, he was
nevertheless anxious that they join
in the effort to get relief from an
expensive and obnoxious ruling, and
this was the object of his visit here.
Mr. Thompson then called oft Her
bert C. Bryson, who is the attorney
of the Wenaha permittees associa
tion, and has been making the fight
for the sheepmen on this reserve,
Mr. Bryson made an appeal to'Co!
Groely the 18th of last May in re
gard to the bedding out question, but
was turned down. In the course of
his address, the attorney made some
statements which show that the pre
sent head of the forestry bureau la
firmly committed to the current pol
icy, and that there is nothing left
but to appeal to the higher officials.
Being thoroughly well posted on the
matter, the address of Attorney Bry
son was listened to with close atten
tion and did not fail ot bring desired
In order to get at the feeling, lo
cally, of the aheepmen on this sub
jeet, President Thompson called out
a number, and they gave some figures
in support of their contention that
the one night bedding system is in
convenient, expensive, and withal
hard to follow. The first of these
to speak was W. H. Cleveland of
Heppner. He had compiled some fig
ures, which In the aggregate showed
that the running of one band of
sheep would add at least (400 to the
expense of caring for a band of sheep
on the reserve during the four
months period. He dlviddo this as
$200 increased cost per season in
hired help; $25 per month Increased
cost In labor and equipment, and a
50 per cent increase, at least, in the
item of salt. The system does not
permit of the proper salting of the
sheep, salt logs being impossible, and
the spreading of the salt on the
ground allows but a small portion of
the band to get it, as those coming
first tramp It into the ground and
the others are left. The loss by pre
datory animala is also much heavier
, under this system, and there are
other small items, also, that enter
into the caring for a band under this
ruling that are not found necessary
under the system of permanent bed
ding grounds as used by the sheep
men nil these years, and Mr. Cleve
land can not figure that there is the
leant advantage to be gained In the
Court met in regular session on
Wednesday, Dceember 2, 1925, with
all officers present, when were had
the following, to-wit:
oCurt approved, continued or re
jected the claims presented against
the County and ordered warrants
drawn in payment of approved claims.
Court allowed (15.00 per month to
Pat McLoughlin on account of poor
and also $10.00 per month to Wm.
Wilson on account of poor for Mrs.
Court approved the road petition of
H. E, Peterson ajid appointed Emil
Carlson as a viewer and set Decem
ber IT as date of making survey.
Court also approved road petition
of C. W. Benefiel and appointed Hugh
brim as viewer and aet Dec. 14 as
date of making survey.
It was ordered that $1400.00 be
transferred back to the Motor Ve
hicle Fund from Market Road Fund
to fully repay borroVed funds.
There being a petition of withdraw
al of names and also a remonstrance
against the petition of R. A. Thomp
son and others praying foe the es
tablishment of a County Road, the
Court denied said petition. '
Court approved of the bond of W.
A. McCarty as constable of 6th Jus
tice, of the Peace District.
Court canvassed the result of the
special election in Road Dist. 1 and
found that the election for a five mill
tax carried by a vote of 18 to 1 and
the Assessor was instructed to extend
afa 6-milI tax on the taxable prop
erty in said Road Dist. 1.
There was no return made on the
vote taken as to a special tax in Road
District IS but it waa understood that
the same was defeated bjj a vote of
There were no objections made as
to the Budget for the coming year
but owing to the fact I'.at there was
no report made by the State in regard
to the State tax tho final passage of
the budget was deferred until said
report had been received.
The following bills were ordered
C. B. Orai, Sealer $
A. J. Chaffee, Overseer
A. D. McMurdo, Physician
Lydia Ritchie, Pension
M. E. Zochert, Pension 10.00
Dorothy Patterson, Pension .. 10.00
Ida Fletcher, Poor 15.00
Jess Kirk, Poor 25.00
Henry Cramer, Poor 25.00
J. C. Walker, Poor 20.00
Pad Howell, Poor 20.00
R. Knight, Pension - 26.00
V. Kane, Sheriff 72.86
(Continued on Page Eight.)
HIGH SCHOOL ITEMS
Basketball suits were given out at
a meeting Monday night, and formal
practice has begun under the super
vision of Coach Finch. A definite
team has not yet been picked, but
several, all members of the squad
will work out for a time before the
selection of a quintet. The floor will
be available for practice during the
Christmas vacation as well as while
school is in session. The schedule
for the year has been made out in
part. This calls for a double-header
with each school in the conference,
one game to be played on the home
floor and one on the opponents'. A
tentative arrangement of the schedule,
though some of the dates have not
been definitely settled, is:
Jan. 8, Hermlston at Hermiston.
Jan. 15, Lexington at Heppner.
Jan. 22, Arlington at Arlington.
Jan. 29, Hermiston at Heppner.
Feb. 5, lone at Heppner.
Feb. 6, Condon at Condon.
Feb 12, Lexington at Lexington.
Feb. 19, Pine City at Heppner.
Feb. 26, lone at lone.
Feb. 27, Condon at Heppner.
To safeguard against epidemics of
whooping cough, mumps or any other
disease which is easily spread through
a school, Dr. A. H. Johnston has spent
a great deal of time at the school
during the pant week, examining cflil
dren with colds, sore throat or other
possible symptoms of a contagious
malady. Children who show any ten
dency toward such ill health have
been sent home to stay until the
symptoms are no longer menacing,
The first of the series of interclass
debates came off Monday with the
freshmen and juniors victorious over
the sophomores and seniors. The
question "Resolved; that the direct
primary should be established in the
state of Oregon" was defended by
Dorothy Herrcn, Jack Casteel and
Terrell Benge for the freshman class
and Zaida Tash, Gerald Slocum and
Kenneth Merritt for the sophomores
The .negative of the issue was taken
by Earl Ayers, Marjorie Clark and
Merle Becket for the juniors and
Margaret Prophet, Eugene Doherty
and Clifford Driscoll for the seniors,
Mrs. Helen M. Walker, Mrs. C. G
Smith and Mr, Finch were judges for
The appearance of the tonchors1
lunch room adjeent to the' domestic
science laboratory has been much
Improved by attractive curtains made
and hung by Miss Miller. Tho drapes
are of gay colored cretonne, with
garth curtains of theatrical gauze ap
pliqued with designs from the ere
tonne, Japanese panels on the wall
have also added a touch of color an
RED LETTER DAYS - By a. b. chapin
EB'wat wonderful Christmas Eve -
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Bromeo Wins from "Cyclone" 8antoa
In Main Event; Preliminaries
Between Locals Are Fast.
In the initial smoker presented in
Heppner this winter, sponsored by
the Elks lodge In their hall Saturday
night, local fistic fans witnessed some
snappy bouts. As the main event of
the evening Claire Bromeo of Salt
Lake City, was matched against "Cy-
lone" Santos, a native Filipino from
Manila, P. I., for a 6-round go. Pre
ceding this were six 3-round prelim
inary matches of local talent.
Santos lived up to his acquired cog-
omen in the main bout, giving a
great exhibition of shiftiness and
speed as well as punch, but Bromeo
played the fox, keeping out of the
way of Santos' smashes, and got the
ecision. Bromeo ia. an old head at
the, game, having followed profes
sional boxing for twelve years, and
his experience was plainly evidenced
against Santos, a comparative kid in
the ring with only two years of whis
kers to his name.
In the preliminary matches Archer
took the decision from Sharp in the
first bout; Hake won decision over an
other Sharp in the second; Copen
haver got decision over Parker; El
mer Bucknum got decision over Bus
Gentry of Lexington; Judge Car-
michael won from Paul Aiken on a
foul; and Frank Kestler won decision
over Russell Wright of Lexington,
This smoker was well received and
the management for the Elks an
nounces that it is their intention to
stage another in the near future,
matching local talent and talent from
WILL GIVE CANTATA. ,
The grades of the Lexington school
Before Christmas'" will be presented
der the direction of Misa Vail, Mrs,
White and Mrs. Turner. "The Night
Beforo hCristmas will be presented
on Wednesday evening, Dec. 23, at
7:oo o'clock in the high school audi
torium, and it is hoped there will be
a full representation of the patrons
and friends of the school present to
witness the performance of the chil
dren and enjoy the program.
KS SMOKER TAKES WILL
Round Trip, Heppner to Paris, France
BUDDIES The American Legion Post
No. 87, Heppner, is offering a free trip to
PARIS AND RETURN for $18.00. All ap
plicants must meet at Heppner Hotel on
DECEMBER 29th at 6 :30 p. m.
Bring a "BUCK" and be there, Buddy!
H. A. COHN, Commander.
Local Lodge of Elks Will be Hosts
to Children at Matinee at Star
on Christmas Afternoon.
Heppner Lodge of Elks will add
somewhat to the Christmas cheer of
th4 kiddies of this community. They
have planned to give them a treat in
the way of free attendance upon a
matinee at the Star Theater on the
afternoon of the 25th, and in our next
issue we will be able to announce the
play that will appear. We under
stand, however, that Manager Sigsbee
is planning something that will be es
pecially entertaining to the young
sters. All children of the community, up
to and including the age of 14, will
be the guests of the Elks on this oc
casion, and there is no doubt but that
the show house will be well filled.
This is the hope of the lodge at any
rate, for they want all the kiddies of
the community there.
Prospect Is Good For
Commissioner Blenkman got home
the end of tho week from Portland,
having spent a day or two in the city
attending the meeting of the state
highway commission, with whom he
discussed the Heppner-Spray road
proposition. Mention of this meeting
was made in last issue upon the re
turn of Judge Benge, and getting an
other interview with the officials of
the commission, Mr. Bleakman has
reason to believe that action will be
taken in this matter looking to the
building of this rood much sooner
than he had expected. In fact, Mr,
Bleakman returns home well satisfied
with what was accomplished at last
week's meeting with the highway com
mission. At the meeting in January
the Federal Roads Bureau will have
their budget completed, and it is ex
pected that tho Hnrdman-Spray cut
off will get a goodly share, for the
road is badly needed by- the forest
heppner Boy Wins
Prizes at 0. A. C.
Oregon Agricuutral College, Dec.
Lowell McMillan of Heppner,
junior in commerce, won six of the
eleven prizes given by the O. A. C.
Daily Barometer to the day and night
ditors for putting the paper to
bed" the earliest each week. McMil-
an was night , editor of Wednesday
Barometer the last term.
McMillan was pledged last week to
Alpha Kappa Psi, national honorary
fraternity in commerce. Require
ments for the honorary are scholar-
ihip, leadership and character. He
s also a member of Sigma Dela Chi,
From the Daily Barometer of De
cember 8, we have the following from
the "Campus Society Notes' which
hows that Lowell has captured still
another, and far more important
prize. He goes by the name of Alva
on the campus.
Engagement of Goldie Bctts, ex.
27, now attending Oregon State Nor
mal school at Monmouth, to Alva Mc
Millan, junior in commerce, was an'
ounced in Corvallis at a tea Sunday
afternoon. Mr. McMillan is a night
ditor of the Braomoter, member of
Sigma Delta Chi, national profession
al journalistic fraternity, and Psi Chi
6,500 Christmas Stickers Sold Here
With Prospects that the Total
May Reach 10,000 This Week.
Morrow county is coming right to
the frnot in the sale of Red Cross
Christmas seals, with her quota al
ready reached and strong indications
of a large surplus sale. The original
allotment of 6,500 has been disposed
of, and J. M. Burgess, who is in
charge of the sale in this county, ex
pects that with active salesmanship
this week and next the total will
School children of the 6th, 7th and
8th grades are selling the little stick
ers with great zeal, many of them
with designs upon the prize to bj
awarded by Mr. Burgess to the boy
or girl who disposes of the greatest
number. The nature of the prize it
self is being kept a mystery, but it
bids fair to be worth receiving. Gay
Anderson and Alex Ulrich, both
the 7th grade, are in the lead, with
sales amounting to $0 and $8 respec
tively, by Tuesday of this week.
EASTERN STAR ELECTS.
At the regular meeting of Ruti
Chapter No. 32, O. E. S., on Friday
evening, there was a large attend'
mice of the membership. Beln.-; th
time for the annual election of off!
cors, that event resulted as follows
Harriet Gemmell, worthy matron
Lucile McAtee, associate matron
John Wightman, patron; Olive Frye,
treasurer; Sarah McNamer, seore
tnry; Grace Goodman, conductress
Carolyn Johnston, ossociate conduct
ress. Tho appointive officers wero mv
yet named. In conjunction .with
Heppner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M
installation ceremonies will be held
on Monday evening next. Ruth Chip
tcr Hs recently organized a pasi
mntrons' club, and preceoding th
regular order of business, the ladle
put on a beautiful ceremony in whic
tho obligation of the order was re
newed. The newly formed Club ha
I QUOTA REACHED
A BIG SUCCESS
Auction Sale . of Many Articles
Adds to Fund for Hall ; Net
Receipts About $100.
Rhea Creek Grange presented their
play, "Aaron Slick From Pumpkin
Creek," to a packed house on Friday
night; in fact, many were unable to
get into the building and had to stand
outside. The play went over big and
those presenting it are well pleased
with the way it was received.
Ray Oviatt, who is our informant,
states that the auction sale of pro
duce and fancy work, and numerous
other articles, among which was a
phonograph, was the part of the pro
gram that brought in the money. A
general admission of 25 cents was
charged for the play, a free supper
and dance and the auction sale were
thrown in for plenty of amusement
and general good time, and the way
the articles went was a surprise. The
total financial returns were $135.55,
and the net sum will be around $100
to go into the building fund. The
Grange hopes to have sufficient mon
ey on hand to start the work of build
ing before a great while.
Election of officers was held on Sun
day and resulted as follows: O. E.
Wright, master; S. D. Wright, over
seer; Nellie Wright, lecturer; F. S.
Barlow, steward; Ray Wright, assist
ant steward; Mrs. O. C. Stephens,
haplain; Anson Wright, treasurer
C. Stephens, secretary, James
Stephens, gate keeper; Pearl Wright,
Ceres; Reta M. Oviatt, Pamona; Mrs,
R. Becket, Flora; Eva Wright,
lady assistant steward; Anson Wright
buyer and seller; Ray M. Oviatt, re
The installation of the new officers
ill take place early in January.
In an examination - held before
Judge Benge on Friday, Mrs. W. H.
Clark was committed to the Eastern
Oregon hospital for the feeble mind
ed. She was taken to Portland, where
for a time she will be kept at the
Louise Home and later taken to Pen
dleton for treatment in the hospital
Beginning next Wednesday, the
teachers and pupils of the Heppner
schools will have their Christmas hoi
idays, school adjourning in time so
that the teachers who desire to re
turn to their homes can make their
estination by Christmas day.
Mrs. J. B. Dafoe of New Kockford
South Dakota, arrived at Heppner
Tuesday morning and is a guest at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claire Hop
per. She expecst to spend a couple
of weeks or so visiting with her
daughter and family.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Stearns of Wal
lowa, Oregon, were guests for a few
ays this week at the home of Mr,
and Mrs. Henry Scherzinger. Mrs.
Steams was formerly Miss Rachel
Mr. and Mrs. Tindal Robison of
Eight Mile have had 88 their guest
for the past three weeks, Miss Pearl
Owens of Portland, a niece of Mr.
Robison. Miss Owens will return
this week to her home in the city.
LOST On the streets of Heppner
Sunday night, December 13, a heavy
double lap robe, black on one side
leopard spots on the other. Finder
please leave, at Heppner Garage and
get reward. Zt.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. "L .Powell of
Portland were visitors over the week
end at the country home of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Boyer on Hinton creek. Mrs,
Powell is a cousin of Mrs. Boyer.
Chris P. Brown, who resides on
farm down Willow creek, underwent
an operation for removal of tonsils
this week. Dr. McMurdo reports his
progress as very favorable.
Mrs. Ed. Burchell of Lexington is
confined to her home with a case of
la grippe, reports Dr. McMurdo, at
A Xmas gift will be given to chil
dren under 7 years of age between
and 4 o'clock December 24, at Gor
FOR SALE At reasonable price,
grafonola and good selection of rec
ords. See W. T. McRoberts.
Auxiliary Are Guests
At Legion Party
The members of Heppner Unit, Am
erican Legion Auxiliary, were guest
of Heppner Post No. 87, at a party
at Hotel Heppner Tuesday evening.
Having in mind an occasion several
months ago when the members of th
post were entertained by the ladle
and at which most of the entertain
ment was furnished by the guest
those in charge of the party Tues
day evening arranged it so that th
auxiliary members held the center
of tha stage most of the time, an
to say that "a good time was had
would be putting it mildly. One
the fentures of the evening's ente
tainment was progressive Tiddledy
Winks and prizes wero provided for
the winners. Although somewhat u
osual this game provided a great
deal of fun. Refreshments were serv
ed by the post and the members dera
onstrated that they had been well
trained by the manner in which they
By Arthur Brisbane
Wise Men, Magicians.
The President's Plan.
A Women's Cafe.
The President aaya farmers can
solve their problems, or tome of
them, by co-operative marketing.
Could the President guarantee tha
farmers against prosecution, based
on restraint of trade, if farmers com
bined, established maiket places and
A Government board cow tells mov
ing picture men that they may not
exhibit their own pictures in their
If that were sound of course it is
NOT sound farmers could not sell
their own products in their own mar
kets, which is what they SHOULD do.
And what, if anything, would Gov
ernment do to help the fanners? A
great deal is done for railroads. A
Government board watches over them,
raises, rates when the railroad lacks
reasonable profits, and says to the
public, "Pay or walk."
Would the Government show in
terest of that sort in farmers and
MAKE the public pay for wheat and
potatoes enough to pay the fanner
Canada discovers a deposit of he
lium gas and the Canadian Govern
ment has bought the three producing
wells, keeping for itself all helium
In Canada the Government will keep
and work these wells for the public
benefit, and there will be no Canadian
elium "Teapot Dome affair."
Give our Canadian brothers credit
The District of Columbia Court of
Appeals decides that the indictments
in connection with the stealing of the
naval oil reserves must stand.
It would be surprising, gratifying
and new if the fact should be estab-
ished that in this country a man
cannot go free even when he steals
one hundred million dollars. The
general impression waa that anything
from one million up was Quite safe.
A learned Britisher, translating
the Bible, finds a mistake in the King
James version. The men that the star
guided to Bethlehem were not kings
or "wise men," they were magicians.
In ancient days, the difference waa
slight. Unless a man was a magician
the superstitious people thought lit
tle of his wisdom. That is why
founders of new religions have been
compelled to perform miracles, or pre
The great Kepler, working at his
cosmic problems, depending on the
Emperor for money and protection,
had to pretend that he could read
the stars and tell the Emperor's for
tune, warning him or encouraging
him, according to the stars. For the
magnificent wisdom of Kepler, one
of the world's six greatest astrono
mers and mathematicians, the Emper
or had little use.
In the Swiss village of Fiona men
drank brandy, and got drunk. There
was no cafe and the village was on a
hard stuff" basis.
The men wanted a cafe. The wom
en objected, opened a women's cafe
and ran it, supplying the men with
light beer and wine and keeping an
eye on them. Strange to say, the men
who objected at first are now content
ed, and what is more important, they
Drunkenness has disappeared from
Here we are trying just the other
experiment, driving out light wine
and beer, putting in bootleg whiskey.
Time will tell which is the better
P. C. Luther, devoting his life to .
planting trees, celebrates his sixty
third birthday by announcing his in
tention to begin planting 10,000,000
more trees. Charles L. Pack, presi
dent of the American Tree Associa
tion, wonders who can beat Mr. Luth
It could be done easily if the Gov
ernment would use half a dozen fly
ing machines to scatter seeds along
naked mountain ranges, swept by fire.
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a membership of seventeen.
ware prepared and served.