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Oregon Historical Society,
Volume 42, Number 40.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec'31, 1925.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
1925 FAIRLY GOOD
STARS SHINE IN
SPITE OF IT'S
YEAR FOR CUPID IN
I LOOKING BACK AT 1925 " BvA.acHAMN I
Churches, Legion and Elks
Make Children Happy
v At Christmastide.
BUSINESS IS BRISK
Good Trade Enjoyed by Heppner
, Store; Preparations for New
Year1 EvenU Under Way.
Santa earns and U gone. Did
Heppner enjoy his vialt? Ask Hepp
ner kiddies, or better yet, her busi
ness men. They say the old man of
the north was mighty generous.
The kiddies were well treated on
every- hand. On Thursday evening
the churches of the town gave appro
priate programs featuring the young'
sters, following which they were giv
en bags of goodies. Then as usual
the Legion boys also played Santa
Claus to the children and the largest
bunch yet were treated at their tree
at the Fair pavilion the same eve
ning. The Legion Christmas dance
was also a big success and spread
cheer among the grown-ups.
Christmas afternoon found the Star
theater filled with a happy bunch of
youngsters, guests of the B. P. O.
Elks, to witness Jackie Coogan in
"Little Robinson Crusoe." It was a
grand day for them.
Then Heppner merchants are more
than pleased with the way Saint Nick
treated them. Trade was a little slow
in warming up, but the last few days
before Christmas saw throngs of hap
py shoppers in Heppners stores.
Maybe it wasn't the biggest Christ
mas Heppner has ever seen but con
sidering everything it was a very
good one, they believe, and an abund
ance of cheer was spread to help
usher in the New Year with gladness.
The presence of many of Morrow
county's young men and women, home
from college, has helped to make the
holidays the cheerful occasion they
Some preparations are being made
to usher in the New Year in proper
manner, and besides many private
affairs, on of the larger events will
be an Elks dance in their'hall, music
furnished by The Dalles jazz band.
Christmas Season Brings
J. T. Kirk Family Home
The entire family of John T. Kirk
of Willow creek were home for the
Christmas season, and In their honor
a big dinner was given at the home
of Mr. and Mra. J. C. Sharp in Hepp
ner. The occasion was one of much
joy, not only on the part of Grand
father and Grandmother Kirk, but
the children and grandchildren. Those
present were Mr. and Mrs. Kirk and
son, John T., Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Sharp and sons John, Lee, James, Ray,
Eugene and George; Mr. and Mrs. F.
B. Ritchlo of Ion and children Ed
ris, Winona and Fred, Jr.; Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Bush and children Neil
and Joy of Vernonia; Mr. and Mra.
Nels Jepson and son Psul of Yahk,
Mr. and Mrs. Bush and children
were compelled to return to their
home at Vernonia Saturday, and Mr.
Jepson departed on Tuesday. Mrs.
Jepson will spend about two weeks
here and at lone visiting relatives
ENJOY DINNER PARTY.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Benge was the scene on last evening
of a very pleasant dinner party, giv
en in honor of their daughter, Miss
Luola BcngeK and a number of her
young lady friends. Dinner was
served at 630 and the evening was
then spent pleasantly in the playing
of. rook and social intercourse. A
number of the guests are young ladies
at home for the holidav season from
the various schools. . Those present
were tne Misses Frances Parker, Hel
en Wells. Myra Wells, Gladys Beng.
Velma Willis, Anna Wightman, Louise
Thomson, Mary Patterson, Mary
orawiord and Luola Uenge.
All owners of dogs will be required to
procure licenses for year J 926 on or before
January 1st or be subject to a fine. This
applies to all dogs 'over 8 months old.
Sheriff of Morrow County, Oregon.
28 Marriage Licenses Issued From
Office of County Clerk
The year of 1925 has been a fairly
good one for Dan Cupid in Morrow
county, the records of the county
clerk .showing that a total of 28 li
censes were issued, and no month of
the year was skipped. W do not
know, as a matter of course, just
what this county's quota should be
In the matter of matrimonial alli
ances, but should judge that, in pro
portion to the other activities of the
comssunity within the boundaries of
this municipality, the ratio of mar
riages has been about up to normal.
W give herewith the list as shown
for each month of the year:
January 6th Walter J. Evans and
Estella Hanen; ceremony by C. F.
February 21 Elmer B. Hunt and
Mary E. Thompson; Wallace E. Jones
February 27 Zephy A., Harrison
and Etta Hallam; Judge R. L. Benge
March -4 Fred J. Nichoson, and
Edith Ella Pettys; E. C. Alford of
March 15 Frank T. Peery and Amy
L. watxins; E. C. Alford officiating.
March 28 Harlan P. Jones and
Vera T. Webster; officiating clergy
man, E. C. Alford.
April 11 Andrew Sidles and Min
nie L. Ries; W. W. Head performing
April SO Herman Richard Carr
and Dellie M..Allstott; County Judge
May 27 John A. Padberg and Su
san May Allstott; ceremony by E. C.
May 24 Guy L. Barlow and Crystal
N. Roberts; Judge Benge performing
June 8 John P. Hughes and Emma
Zeuske; Guy L. Drill officiating.
June 13 Earl Evans and Millie
Haney;, ceremony by E. C. Alford.
June 15 Cecil L. Lieuallen and Vio
let Hynd; W. P. Remington officiat
ing. June 18 Ora L. Barlow and Anna
Bernice Tillson; Henry Young offi
June 27 Albert Warren Burrows
and Corrine Smith; E. C. Alford of
July .13 Richard Gerald Stearns
and Sarah Rachel Schersinger; cere
mony by E. C. Alford.
July 14 Ray William Dempsey and
Thyra Beck; Justice A. L. Cornett
July 18 Irving Allen Mather and
Kathleen L. Mahoney; W. P. Rem
ington officiating clergyman.
August 29- Lewis Ball and Annie
Peterson; Justice A. L. Comett per
September 15 Henry W. Krebs and
Annie C. Lowe; ceremony by W. P.
September 23 Patrick Curran and
Frances Doherty; T. J. Cantwell per
October 6 J. C. Phillips and Vel
ma Hall; ceremony by Wallace E.
October Victor Rietmann and
Vera E. Engeiman; Guy L. Drill of- J
October 16 Elvin R. Senator and
Annie C. Hynd; ceremony by Arch
October 20 Wrex Earl Hickok and
Eden Louise Moore; C. R. Delepine
November 23 Harry' W. Brown
and Millie M. Ham; Geo. C. Bruce
November 18 Edwin H. Miller and
Annie Doherty; T. J. Cantwell offi
ciating. December 3 William H. Clark and
Laura Pettyjohn; Justice A. L. Cor
nett performing ceremony.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.
The regular meeting of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary will be held In
the Heppner Hotel dining room Mon
day evening, January 4, at 7:30. There
is much business to be transacted and
a large attendance is desired. Host
esses, Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. E. E.
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Al Henriksen Contributes $25 to Help
Send Legion Representative to
1927 Convention In France.
At a special meeting of Heppner
Post No. 87, American Legion, Tues
day evening preliminary plans were
made to send a representative from
the post to the Paris Convention in
1927. While the method to be used
In raising the money was not defi
nitely decided, the fund was given a
good start by Al Henriksen of Pen
dleton, formerly a Heppner resident,
who handed the post his check for
$25. Mr. Henriksen was in the hotel
lobby where the meeting was being
held, and when he was told the pur
pose of the gathering he expressed
his interest in' the Legion and its
aims and backed up bis views with
the check. In the course of his re
marks Mr. Henriksen heartily en
dorsed the move to send a delegate .
to Paris. To say that the members
of the post appreciate his generosity
is to put it mildly. Mr. Henriksen is
the father of Oral Henriksen, a mem
ber of Heppner Post.
Final action on the Paris fund, as
well as on other important business,
will be taken next Tuesday, January
5, when the first meeting of the post
in the new year will be held at Ho
tel Heppner at 8 p. m. There will be
something to eat and it is the hope
of the post officers that every member
as well as everyone eligible to mem
bership, be present. From the indi
cations this meeting promises to be
one of the most important of the
Dairy Short Course
January 4 to 30, '26
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vollis, Dec. 29. Oregon dairymen will
have an opportunity to pasteurise
sweet and sour cream, prepare start
ers, ripen cream, churn, judgi butter
and cheese, test milk nnd cream, de
termine fat, moisture and snlt of ice
cream, butter and cheeoc, mako cheese
and ice cream, and study bacteria, in
the college laboratory during the
dairy short course, Jnnu.'.ry 4-30.
This will combine the scientific with
the commercial features as the lab
oratory is run on a commercial basis
while carrying on its investigations.
Lectures will be on buttermilk,
creamery management, judging dairy
products, bacteriology, creamery
toats, ice cream making nnd cheese
making, also special lecture on dairy
physics by Dr. Otto Rnhn, German
scientist who has developed this lat
est field in dairy science, beginning
John H. Padberg, Heppner Flat
resident, is hoping for a good fall
of snow now. Grain is his section is
coming fine but needs this protection.
He was in the city a short time yes
Game Licenses For 1925
Total Fair Sum in County
County Clerk Anderson has com
pleted his report to the Secretary of
Stata regarding the game licenses
issued in the county during the year
of 1925, and the total amount re
ceived from this source, all of which
is remitted to the state game depart
ment, was I1549.5Q. In detail the
report gives receipts as follows:
111 combination licenses sold
at $5.00 each $ 655.00
13 county hunters' licenses
at 1.60 19.50
1 non-resident huhter'a license-
135 anglers' licenses, $3.00 ... 405.00
31 county anglers' licenses at
1 non-resident anglers' li
172 hunters' licenses. $3.00.... 616.00
6 certifictes of lost licenses,
at $ .25 1.50
Total ' ! $1,649.50
EVANS BROWN HERE JAN. 18TH.
" So-called "occult" mysteries have
long baffled visitors in east India and
China and many believe that there is
some spiritual communication that
is not of this earth, in the weird ma-n
ipulations of the voodoo priests of
Evans Brown has for many years
made a special study of the work of
those who claim supernatural powers
and the extent of his study has not
revealed that there is anything aside
from very clever and baffling magic.
Ha has even gone so fur as to borrow
some of their tricks and those, will
be used on his appearance here at
the Star Theater, Monday Jan. 18.
Brown is much more than a magi
clan. He is one of the best accor
dionists and has written many com
positions for that difficult instrument.
He is an exceptionally gifted harpist
and carries one of the finest instru
ments made for his harp group, He
is a pianist of unusual achievement
His program is one that will long
be remembered because of the wide
variety in his entertainment. His
musical numbers include both classic
al and popular numbers and he also
renders one of his own compositions
on the accordion. This gifted young
artist makes a tremendous hit where
evcr he appears,
MISS CHAMBERS MARRIED.
From Monday's East Oregoninn of
Pendleton we learn that Miss Harriet
Chambers, a member of the Pendle
ton high school faculty, and Ray Gar
diner were married in Portland Sun
day. The ceremony took place at 4
p. m,( at the home of Mr. Gardiner's
aunt. They will return to Pendleton
after the Now Year. Miss Chambers
was formerly a member of tha Hepp
ner high school faculty and is well
.Jackie Coogan in THE RAG MAN
at the Star Theater tonight and Fri
LI.UH11LIUIV III niUL
Eugene Educator Announce Candi
dacy for Post of State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction.
E. P. Carlton of Eugene on Tuesday
announced his candidacy, subject to
the approval of the voters of the Re
publican party at the coming primary
election, for the office of Superinten
dent of Public Instruction.
Mr. Carlton submits his candidacy
and will make his campaign on the
ground that he is fitted by training
and experience for the position. For
thirteen years he was Assistant Su
perintendent of Public Instruction,
and for two years was field represen
tative of the University of Oregon.
Through - these positions he has be
come familiar with the. school prob
lems of every section of the state.
His early youth was spent in Linn
County, Oregon. After completing all
of the work then offered in the public
schools, he secured his first academic
training at the Santiam Academy,
Lebanon. After graduating there
from he attended the University of
Oregon and Pacific University from
which latter institution he received
the A. B. degree. Since this degree
was conferred upon him, he has taken
post graduate work at the University
of Oregon. ,
His experience as instructor in
cludes work in the rifral schools of
Oregon as teacher, and as principal,
and superintendent of schools at Jo
seph, Albany and Eugene, in addition
to serving three years as Instructor
at the Lincoln high school in Port
land. Mr. Carlton has had much to do
with the planning of the state course
of study, working out a standard for
rural schools, inspection of high
schools and promoting advanced
. He has written many articles on the
educational system of Oregon, a num
ber of which have attracted national
attention.- One of his recent articles
in the Journal of Educatoin, Boston,
brought him a letter of commenda
tion from the United States Bureau
-Mr. Carlton served as President of
the State Teachers' Association and
was for four years a member of its
He was director of the Oregon Ed
ucational Exhibit at the Panama Pa
cific Exposition at San Francisco in
1916, and for eight years was in
charge of the' Educational Depart
ment of the Oregon Stnto Fair.
In the Northwest Association of
Secondary and Higher Schools, he has
represented Oregon as its state chair
man ever since the organisation of
the Association. Also, he served one
year as vice president of the National
Mr. Carlton is a member of the.
First Congregational church of Eugene.
Heppner Had More Numerous
Constellation, But Lexington
Proved to be Brightest.
Heppner had the edge in numbers,
but Lexington's basketeers proved
more meteoric in the all-star clash
between the two on the Hepnner lieor
last night. Lexington won 19-9
Spectators say it was a thrilling com
bat, and one was overheard to remark
that the wrong kind of suits v. ere
worn. Anyway, ' Dimmy" Mather and
the rest of the locals will testify that
it was a battle. ,
"Dimmy" was high point man for
Heppner gathering two field baskets.
Paul Aiken was next with three points
and B. R. Finch gathered in the other
two in the last couple of minutes of
With Dallas Ward, 0. A. C. football
star, as scintillating light of the Lex
ington constellation it had its night.
Ward, Shearer and Nichols shown
brightest, while Wright, Carmichael,
White and Allen were also in evi
dence. Other local all-stars were Ray and
Paul McDuffee, Ralph Moore, Elmer
and Bill Bucknum, Raymond Fergu
son, Francis Doherty, and Jap Craw
ford. The whistle of Phill Mahoney,
referee was freely blown. A return
game will be played at Lexington next
Preceding the boys' game, the town
and high school girls played a close
ly contested game. Though we did
not learn the score, there was one,
and it was pretty good sized, too.
"Kelly" McDaid for the town girls
was probably the outstanding star,
making most of the town points.
The attendance was very fair and
the exchequer of the local organiza
tion was given a good boost.
F. E. Everson, farming some six
hundred acres of the Dick McElligott
land Bouthwest of lone, was a visitor
here today, making this office a
pleasant call. Frank has been car
rying on for a number of seasons in
the lone section, and it is his opinion
that the farmers of that part of Mor
row county have bad about- the. tough
est sledding the past two years of all
his experience. They are coming
along OK however with a fine pros
pect for abundant crops ahead .for
Theo. . Anderson was in the city
yesterday from his home on -Eight
Mile. Mr. Anderson says that- the
grain out that way is coming along
fine but he would feel just a little
more content as to the outcome if
the fields could now receive a heavy
covering of snow. This would guar
antee protection from freezing as well
ss insure a good supply of moisture
for spring and summer use.
Lon Chaney in THE PHANTOM OF
THE OPERA, January 10 and 11.
Milton Bower, newly chosen pastor
of the Christian church, is expected
to arrive from College City, Calif., on
Saturday, and on Sunday will begin
his work with the congregation here.
It is hoped that a large attendance
of the membership and friends of the
church will greet Mr. Bower on Sun
day at both morning nd evening ser
vices. Bible school is at 10 a. m. and
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m.
Weather conditions at Heppner dur
ing the past week have been good.
The thermometer has stood almost
constantly at about 30 above for the
greater portion of the time and it
has been threatening snow. No mois
ture has fallen and there has been
some fog. The weather reports for
the coast have been saying that snow
is due this part of Oregon and we
may look for it soon.
Bruce Gibb, eldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Gibb, has been confined to
the house the most of the vacation
period with a severe cold. Bruce
states that he was kindly remembered
with a fine box of candy on Christmas
from his old friend, Don Case, who is
with the Bales department of the As
sociated Oil Co. in Seattle.
Miss Elizabeth Phelps will depart
in the morning for Eugene, and the
first of the coming week will go to
Monmouth where she will enter the
State Normal for the balance of the
school year. She has been spending
the Christmas holidays at the home
of her parents, Mr .and Mrs. A. M.
Jimmy Wilson and wife arrived
from Oakland, Calif, on Thursday
last and are spending a short time
visiting with relatives and friends
hero. Mr. Wilson, who has resided in
the Bay section of California for the
past year or more, was engaged as a
salesman with the Shell Oil Co.
W. P. Mahoney, president of the
First National Bank, motored to
Portland the first of the week, being
accompanied by his daughter, Miss
Vers Mahoney, who was returning to
Seattle after spending Christmas with
her parents here.
George Thomson went to Seaside
the first of the week to spend a por
tion of the holiday season with his
family who are residing there for the
Mrs. Carrie Vaughn is spending the
Christmas vacation season with mem
bers of her family in Portland.
One, two or three furnished and
heated rooms for rent. See C. A.
By Arthur Brisbane
Our Religion? Not
No Rouge Healthy.
The Light City.
Known But to God.
A gentleman from the East brings
what he calls a glorious proposition
one religion to fit everybody. No
more religions quarrels or prejudice.
It won't happen. Each race wants
to select its own gods, with approved
Some individual said lightly, "An
honest god is the noblest work of
man." The higher the man, the no
bler his type of god. A Congo savage
worships an idol with a pink nose.
The ancient Greek said that If
camels had a god their god would
have four" legs and a hump, which ia
We are taught that God made man
in his own image. There is no doubt
whatever that pagans made gods in
THEIR own image, lending to him
their own hatreds, animosities, ven
geance, love of gold and silver, fond
ness for the blood of animals, etc.
There will be no "relgiion to suit
all men" until you have a different
race of men.
High fashion decrees that ladies
from now on must get stockings that
match their complexions.
There will be no trouble about that.
Modern fashion makes it easy for a
lady to change her complexion to
match her stockings if she can't find
exactly the silk stocking she want.
A girl with no rouge on her face
wins the health prize at Barnard Col
lege. Miss Elizabeth Metzger, twenty
years old, is five feet four and one
half inches tall, weighs 120 pounds.
She wears high heels, but you cant
expect everything. No rouge or lip
stick ever touches her skin.' She gives
the pores of her face a chance to
breathe, and that means health. :
Other young women please take no
tice. A beautiful complexion that
can be bought by the ounce shouldn't
interest any young man worth mar
rying. The human body can get used to
anything, except too violent changes.
The same man can be healthy under
the Equator, with the thermometer at
120, or near the North Pole, at 40 be
' But you could not change from the
Equator to the North Pole in five
minutes without risking life. j
Young women should remember
that but they won't. In- England
mousanus oi gins now nave danger
ous colds and influenza because they
wear "Russian boots" up tb their
knees for several hours, then change
suddenly to light slippers for after
noon and evening parties. Beware of
America's biggest city, New Vorki
does things on a big scale. So do
dozens of other American cities from
Seattle to Miami and from San Diego .
to Portland, Maine.
Our European friends resd with
amazement that a young American,
Arthur S. Williams, boss of the elec
tric light industry, sells in New York
City more electricity than is used
by twelve European countries with
a combined population of 109,000,000.
The twelve countries that use less
electricity than New York City alone
are: Greece, Denmark, Latavia, Jugo
slavia, Poland, Hungary, Norway, Ru
mania, Turkey, Switzerland, Sweden
and the Netherlands. New York uses
5,000,000,000 kilowatt hours per year.
Illinois discovers that a bill passed,
quietly, makes it possible to set free
young Leopold or Loeb, or any other
criminal, that might have "the price."
Virtue wonders how such a bill
could slip through the Illinois Legis
lature. The non-virtuous wonders how
MUCH a law of that kind would be
worth in the hands of "practical
Many soldiers lie in graves with
no name. What would you writ
above such graves? The War De
partment has approved this inscrip
tion: "Here rest in honored glory an
American soldier, known but to God."
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to extend to all our
friends and neighbors our sincere
thanks for their aid and assistance
during the sickness and at the death
of our beloved wife and mother, Lena
J. C. OWEN.
Lost Pair ladles suedo gauntlet
gloves, size No. 6. Finder pleas
leave at this office.
Jackie Coogan in THE RAG MAN
at the Star Theater tonight and Friday.