teette Volume 42, Number 38. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 1925. Subscription $2.00 a Year E L Sentiment Unanimous At Meeting in.Heppner Saturday. FIGHT TO BE MADE Umatilla Permittee Join Wenaha Woolgrowers In Taking laaue to Secretary Jardine. 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 results. 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 SHEEPMEN OPPOS T 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. Sadie Bowen. 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 to 3. 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 paid. C. B. Orai, Sealer $ A. J. Chaffee, Overseer A. D. McMurdo, Physician 6.42 75.00 11.00 10.00 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 both contests. 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 COUNTY DECEMBER RED LETTER DAYS - By a. b. chapin EB'wat wonderful Christmas Eve - WHEN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HAD TEin- vr)lA lJAIC J f!K. Wk. CHRISTMAS TREE XEROSES , AMD J MLf ) jj, fa AFTER. WEAKLY ALL THE 'PRESEWTS HAD PLEASE STEP , MttC 6EEH ffWEM OUT AMD Ybun. HEAR.T I FORWAIVD vfefc , WAS BEfflNNIM&TO S(WK KAUJe YOO V V"S. HADMT RECEIvGD ASlWfrte THIWS- AMD v ' I 'Wfi,' FlaMLLY THE StPERlNTEDA'T REACHED . "X ' -O' UP FOIL THAT BEAOTIFIL Biff- DoLL WMICH ''XffifyfA''. & YOU HAt WOT EVEN DARED TO rVOPE FOIL- , ,sk' AND CALLED OUT YOU fa- MME S I Wf? OH-OH NIEEfL WILL THAT PAY j" " 7, ' BE FOIifiOTTEsJ (CVT vJLv;4' If Vi' & x ' v WP&& ;.;) - .MlaCvlJfflk rj EL 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 nearby towns. 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 Heppner-Spray Roacl 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 service. heppner Boy Wins Prizes at 0. A. C. Oregon Agricuutral College, Dec. 14. 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, journalistic fraternity. 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 social fraternity. 5E 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 reach 10,000. 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 GRANGE PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT 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 porter. 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 there. 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 Scherzinger. ' 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 tending physician. A Xmas gift will be given to chil dren under 7 years of age between and 4 o'clock December 24, at Gor dons. 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 IMsWeelt By Arthur Brisbane Wise Men, Magicians. Same Thing. 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 fixed prices? A Government board cow tells mov ing picture men that they may not exhibit their own pictures in their own theatres. 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 well? Canada discovers a deposit of he lium gas and the Canadian Govern ment has bought the three producing wells, keeping for itself all helium rights. 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 for that. 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 tend performance. 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 are sober. Drunkenness has disappeared from the village. 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 plan. 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 er's record. 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. 5S-- -gagg 1 Shop 1 7T our f 1 1 Oftwms I T t" T I food the Ads I (Continued on Page Eight.) charm to the room, a membership of seventeen. ware prepared and served.