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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 1925.
Secretary of State Gives
Sam A. Koscr, secretary of state
this week sent out a statement to
law enforcement officers and other
officials of towns and counties of the
state, concerning the workings of the
the motor vehicle license law, and
demanding its strict enforcement.
The statement follows:
Early in November, 1925, the sec
retary of state mailed an application
blank to each owner of a licensed
motor vehicle in' Oregon, together
with printed instructions and other
necessary information for use m
making applications for 1926 motor
vehicle license. This action was with
a view of facilitating the work of
the motor vehicle division of the
department and also of relieving the
sheriffs of the counties of the state,
authorised to issue license tags, of
unnecessary demands being made up
on them around January 1, 1926, for
such temporary license tags, as well
as a saving in the expense of fur
nishing these temporary license tag?.
In placing the applciation blanks
in the hands of motor vehicle owners
such a long time before January 1,
1926, there should be no excuses for
requests for temporary license tags
to cover the operation of motor ve
hides which were duly licensed in
1925. The sheriffs are asked to re
fuse all such requests. It is sug
gested that temporary, license tags
be issued by the sheriffs for only
such motor vehicles as are p'urchased
on or after January 1, 1926, and for
which applications for license there
for are submitted with the statutory
fees through the sheriffs for trans
mittal to the secretary of state and
accompanied by applications for cer
tificates of title showing conclusively
that the ownership of the motor ve
hicle is in the name of the person
applying for the 1926 license.
On July 1, 1925, the certificate of
title law went into effect. This law
. requires that license plates can not
be issued by the secretary of state
or any other officer, unless applica
tion is first made for a certificate
of title and a certificate of title is
sued for such motor vehicle by the
secretary of state. About 85 per cent
of the motor vehicles were licensed
in Oregon before July 1, 1925, and
certificates of title were not required
therefor up to that time. For all
motor vehicles licensed after July 1
1925, certificates of title 'were issued
with the license plates. Many motor
vehicle owners who secured licenses
for their cars before July 1, 1925,
have since that date applied for and
secured certificates of title.
As January 1, 1926, is near at hand
and many motor vehicle owners whose
cars were licensed before July
1925, have not up to this time ap
plied for and secured certificates o:
title, license plates for the year 1926
can not be issued in such cases un
til the owners of such cars apply
for and receive certificates of titl
Consequently when an applicant for
a 1926 motor vehicle license pre
sents himself to the sheriff with h
application for 1926 license he must
exhibit to the sheriff either a cent
ficate of title" or the "certificate and
receipt of registration" issued at the
time and in conjunction with such
certificate of title, as evidence that
such motor vehicle owner has com
plied with the law requiring him to
secure a certificate of title for his
motor vehicle. In those cases where
no such evidence is presented by an
applicant for a 1926 license such ap
plieant must make application for
eetificate of title therefor at th
same time and attach to his applies
tion for 1926 license. The sheriffs
are asked to include all such case;
in a separate group of transactions
from those applications for 1926 li
censes for which certificates of title
have already been secured by th
owners of the vehicles described i
the respective applications. The cer
tificate of title law provides that th
owner of a motor vehicle who shall
. operate the same in Oregon under
license number of this state after
July 1, 1925, without first securing
a certificate of title shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and punished as
provided in such act.
Owners of motor vehicles licensed
under the laws of other states or
countries and heretofore granted
Oregon visitors' permits which ex
pire by limitation or otherwise De
eember 31, 1925, should be required
to secure 1926 Oregon licenses for
such motor vehicles in all cases where
it is evident that the motor car own
er during the life of such visitor1
permit has taken up residence in Ore
gon by the acceptance of gainful em
ployment and the removal of hi
family into the state. Application
for 1 120 licenses to be made as in
the case of an original registration
that is application for license, must
be accompanied by application for
certificate of title.
I am takirg this opportunity to d
rect your attention to the several
matters herein referred to, in orde
that you may govren your action
accordingly in enforcing the motor
vehicle laws of the stat and espe
cially those laws having to do with
the annual motor vehicle license fee
Attention is also directed to the pro
visions of sections 89 and 40 of the
Oregon motor vehicle laws, the first
vesting all police judges or recorders
of the cities and towns, justices of
the peace and district judges of the
counties and circuit judges with con
current jurisdiction of all violation
of such law, committed within the
respective districts; and the latte
vesting police officers of the cities,
marshals, deputy marshals and watch
men of incorporated towns, sheriffs
and deputy sheriffs of the countiei
and constables of the various di
trirts with full power and authority
within the limits of their Jurisdic
tlons, to arrest any person or per
sona, known personally to any sue
officers to have violated any of the j
provisions of the motor vehicle law.
State traffic officers appointed by
the secretary of state as provided in
section 63 of the motor vehicle law
ave for the purpose of enforcement
of the motor vehicle law the powers
vested by law in peace officers. They
are authorised to exercise such pow-
rs in any portion of the state or any
political subdivision thereof. The
attention of these officers has been
rected to the law defining their
duties and powers and it will be their
polisy to act in accordance with the
uggestions as outlined herein as
they may relate to the operations of
motor vehicles during the period of
congestion around the first of the
year in the issuing of 1926 motor
Special attention is directed to
these provisions at this time in order
that there may be a uniform under
standing mong all peace officers with
respect to the use of 1925 motor ve
hicle license plates on motor vehicles
for a short period after January 1
1926, and it is requested that the
use of the 1925 motor vehicle license
plates be permitted on . such motor
vehicles as the owners thereof have
secured certificates of title therefor
and who have made applications for
1926 licenses until such time as the
1926 licenses are received by such
car owners from the secretary of
state, but only in those cases where
the owners of such motor vehicles
shall produce satisfactory evidence
of having submitted applications for
1926 licenses. Motor car owners who
re found operating their cars after
January 1, 1926, and who have not
made appliction for 1926 licenses will
be doing so in open violation of the
otor vehicle law of the state and
subject themseves to the penalties
imposed thereunder for violations of
MRS. A. T. HEREIM, Correspondent
Adolph Skoubo and family and Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Richardson and chil
dren were guests at the Nels Kristen
sen home on Christmas day.
Many elaborate and sumptuous din
ners were given but none was more
pleasing or more enjoyable than that
given by Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nizer
who extended their hospitality on
Christmas day to Prof, and Mrs.
Beardsley and three children, Mrs.
House of Lewiston, Idaho, and John
Brice and family.
Mrs. Nick Faler went to Portland
on Thursday to spend Christmas with
Pearl Bullock visited at the Sam
Shell home for a few days during
Christmas vacation. Pearl made her
home with the Shells last winter and
attended school in Boardman. She is
with her father in Pendleton this
Another delightful dinner was that
over which Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Cal
kins presided on Friday when they
had Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. King and
three children as guests. The Christ
mas tree and the numerous gifts
were enjoyed by the children. ,
Carl Rhea, who is the clerk for the
telephone crew and Mr. McFarland
spent their Christmas in Pendleton.
On Saturday they went on to Port
land for the rest of their vaction.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stokes of Her
miston were recent guests at the R,
S. Davis home. Mr. Stokes is a bro
ther of Ford E. Stokes who is sup
erintendent of the Moffat Tunnell
work in Colorado.
Jesse Lower is installing a set of
wagon scales on his property west of
the Voyen-Phelps warehouse. The
scales are to be used in weighing
coal, feed, hay, etc.
Beecher Lewis is raffling off his new
radio set which he recently purchased
from Doerlng & Smith, dealers in
radio equipment at Messner.
The Misses Minnie and Gene Gor
ger arrived last Wednesday from Ab
erdeen, Wn., to spend the holidays at
the L. C. Cooney home. Miss Minnie
is in training at St. Joseph's hospital
at Aberdeen and Gene, who was a
student at Boardman high last year,
is completing the high school course
at Aberdeen. On Christmas day
delicious family dinner was given at
the Cooney home with Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Gorger, George, Leo and Joe
Gorger as other guests.
A A. Agee and son were in from
the wheat country ar.d spent Christ
mas with Mrs. Agee and the girls who
are living on the Furman place for
Mrs. Claude Myers has gone to
Portland for a few days visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kinze were hosts
at a most delicious dinner on Christ
mas day when they had Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Myers and children and the
Kellys as guests.'
L. E. Danes, a carpenter employed
on Blalock Island, an old friend of
the Boardmana, was a guest at their
home on Christmas.
Andrew Koski and son Hugo mo
tored to Hermiston Monday on busi
ness. Friends are interested and pleased
to hear that Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Coon
ey have adopted a small girl, Mary
Anna Maxnie, aged 3 months, who was
lift an orphan at St. Joseph's hospital
in Aberdeen, Wn., where Miss Minnie
are Nature's way of show
ing rebellion against mal
nourishment or other
condition that reduce re
sistance and strength.
nourishes and strengthens
the whole body and helps
overcome the tendency
to Uke cold easily.
Build up resistance
wttn Scoffs EmoUhn.
Gorger is training for a nuse. She
and her sister Gene brought th lit
tle waif home with them Wednesday.
Mrs. Clifford Olson and daughter
of Prescott, Ore., and Clifford Olson
came on Thursday for a week's visit
at the O. B. Olson home. Mrs. Clif
ford Olson is a niece of 0. B. Olson,
and Clifford is a son who has been
at Prescott for some' time. John Ol
son has been here for the past two
weeks visiting at his brother's home.
Geo. Mefford and wife were recent
guests at the home of the farmer's
.Bob Partlow is sporting a classy
new 1926 Ford coupe which he pur
chased from the Latourell Auto Co.
through the Barlow Service Station
W. A, Murchie and wife of The
Dajles spent Christmas here at the
One of the largest and most elab
orate of dinners was that given by Mr.
and Mrs. A. Koski on Christmas day
when they had a family gathering at
their home. Guests numbered about
17 and all enjoyed the occasion. O.
B. Olson and family, Chas. Hango and
family, Mrs. Clifford Olson and
daughter of Prescott, Ed Salmen of
Minnesota, John Olson of Prescott
were the fortunate guests.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barlow and
sons Edward and Ray were recent vis
itors at Pendleton.
Another of the pleasing dinners
which featured the holiday season
was the. family dinner given by Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Partlow on Christmas
day when they had Bob and Frank
Partlow, Mrs. Ellen Partlow and Mr.
and Mrs. Cruishank and children as
Earl Cramer and wife and son Ba
sil were Boardman visitors for a few
days, returning to their home in
Portland on Monday. They visited
home folks and as many friends as
Mrs. Sadie Burch and daughter
Vineta of Pendleton visited at the
home of the former's daughter, Mrs.
Frank Hayse and family over the hol
idays, returning home Tuesday.
Guy Lee and wife, always welcomed
to Boardman, came on Thursday and
spent a week visiting various friends.
They were at the 0. H. Warner home
and with other friends.
Miss Leita Barlow had the misfor
tune to dislocate one of the joints
of a finger while playing basketball
at Echo. Prof, and Mrs. Beardsley
rendered first aid and set the finsrer.
putting it in splints for her.
W. H. Meffords had a full house
during the Christmas season and i
wonderful Christmas dinner. Com
ing from Wapato, Wn., were Mr. and
Mrs. D. H. Johns and family, who
came Thursday. Mrs. Johns is a sis
ter of Mrs. Mefford. Their father, N.
A. Knowlton came from Everett, Wn
to visit his wife who has been at the
Mefford home the past several months.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Macomber of
Olex spent their vacation with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Wood and two
children have been there for some
time and the men folks who are em
ployed on Blalock Island all came
home over Christmas. L. V. Root
and family were also guests at the
Christmas feast, also Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Marlatt, Kenneth and Allfred
Kistler and Miss Prophet, all of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen visited
at the Jess Allen home over Christ
mas. On Christmas day Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Beck were guests at the Allen
I WANT YOUR
CATTLE & HOGS
I bay anything froas on head
to a carload, or more if you
have 'em. Price right, deliv
ered at Heppner stock yard.
Phone Main 753, Heppner, Ore.
All of us are wishing for all of you
the happiest and most prosper
ous year you ever enjoyed
Washburn, Wis., has the younir
est Mayor of any municipality u
America. Paul Ungrodt was elect
ed to reform the town when hard
ly more than a boy. Now, at thr
age of 23, he has made a great
success of his administration, han
dling the city's affairs with rare
Judgment for one of so limited
home at a dinner of lovely appoint
Nate Macomber and family motored
to Pilot Rock on Thursday to visit
Mrs. G. H. House of Lewiston, Ida.,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. S.
Beardsley and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Faler and child
of Umatilla were guests at a formal
dinner on Christmas day, given by
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Davis.
J. P. Hadley, father of Glen Had
ley, was called to Heppner Thursday
because of the death of his cousin,
Mrs. Lena Owen.
Lee Mead and family went to The
Dalles December 24th and spent sev
eral days with relatives and friends.
Glen Hadley has been trapping
coyotes. At first he had difficulty in
staking his traps properly and three
of the first five coyotes escaped, but
he received $9.25 for the other two
pelts. There seem to be a great
many coyotes and each night they
howl their wierd. mournful song, com- I
Now is the time to I
order, your I
for your winter
ng up in tht yards of th ranches.
The grange entertained at a dance
on Friday night at Murchie'a build
ing. There was such a hug crowd
that it was difficult to danc. All
seemed to have a good time.
F. C. Dillingham, th genial man
ager of th Boardman trading com
pany's store, went to his horn in
Lebanon for Christmaa. This is th
first time he has been home since he
cam up in the summer to take charge
of th store which was recently
burned t th ground. His daughter,
Miaa Melvene Dillingham, who visited
him in th early part of the month,
having just returned from Cheney,
Wn wher she graduated from the
normal school, occupies a splendid
position in on of the schools at
Mr. and Mrs. Ensign went to Cor-
vallis to spend their Christmas. Mr.
Ensign is the head lineman of the
phone crew which ia working in this
vicinity. Most all of the members
of th telephone crew' went to the
Valley for Christmas.
J. C. Ballenger and family have
gone to lone for several days. Mr.
Ballenger ia looking after his hay
Uran Messenger leaves on Saturday
for O. A. C. after a pleasant vacation
spent with his parents.
Frank Otto was a guest at the A.
T. Hereim home for Christmsa din
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Barlow were Ar
lington visitors one day last week?
R. Wasmer went to Portland on
Thursday to visit friends there dur
ing the holidays. He recently re
turned from Florida after three years
Boardman had two Christmas pro
grams and two gorgeously trimmed
trees, one at the school on Thursday
night when the grammar grades and
high school gave a program, the lat
ter a varied selection of readings and
music, and the former put on a
pretty little operetta called "The Mi
ser's Dream." The story is told of
Miser Moneybags who falls asleep on
Christmas eve while counting his
gold. Elf Selfishness and Elf Un
kindness visit him and make a bar
gain that for one hour he shall be
governed by Fairy Generosity. Next
Eat More Oysters
Do you know that Oysters
contain more Iodine than
any other food? And a certain-amount
of Iodine is
necessary to health..
Fresh Oysters served at
all hours cooked just the
way you want them.
Try our Merchants Lunch
served daily from 11 to 4.
ED CHINN, Prop.
morning he awakena and finds his
dream a reality, that he has given
away his gold but is atill happy. Jay
Hendricka played th part of th
miser vry capably. The black cats
caused much amusement. Sybil Grace
Macomber was the Fairy Generosity
and Norma Gibbons the Christmaa
Fairy. Other charactera were Mother
Goose, Witch Butcher Boy, Dame
Marjorie, and a group of children.
The chorus work was excellent. Mrs.
Katherin Mulkey directed the op
eretta with the assistance of the oth
On Thursday evening, Christmas
Eve th annual church program was
given. Th church was filled to its
capacity and the program of songs
and recitations given by th children
as enjoyed. Billy Price, aged S, was
the hit of the evening when he gave
his recitation and when the audience
applauded he did likewise before
leaving the stage, to the amusement
of everyone. He was such a tiny
chap to apeak before an audience and
spoke so loud and clear. Large bags
of candy and nuts and an organe
were distributed to each of the chil
dren present. The church waa beau
tifully decorated and a huge tree
with gorgeous trimming - drew all
DEATH CALLS AGED MAN.
After an Illness of some length,
John McLaughlin died on Monday
morning at the lodging house of Ed
Bucknum, where he waa being cared
for. He was aged about 73 years and
had been in failing health for some
time. The funeral was held on Tues
day. So far as is known, Mr. Mc
Laughlin had no relatives in this part
of the country. He followed sheep
herding and came to Heppner from
the Shaniko section where he had
. THANKING YOU
for your generous patronage during the
past year, and
WISHING YOU . -
a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
We are making a reduction" in our price
on Egg Mash, Mill Run and Ground Com.
See us abovft Salt.-
Brown Warehouse Co.
Phones: Warehouse 643, Residence 644
Your Personal Business
Would be bettered by a bank con
nection. For business big and little, this
bank is a selection based on wisdom,
experience and reputation.
Our up-to-date banking facilities
and the intelligent service which we
are able to give are a benefit to any
business,4 large or small.
Fir National Bank
engaged in th tarn occupation for
a number of years.
LOST Pair Kryptok double-vision
spectacles, round lenses, amall am
ber frames, maroon eas. Reward.
Leave at G. T. office.
Wanted Woman for general house
work. Phone 785, city.
Take Home a Bottle
of our prue, rich milk and see how
much better It is for puddings,
saucea, etc. "And then after you've
tried one bottle, of course you'll
want rrgular daily delivery.
Just, phone S0F3 and tell ua how
much to leave every day.
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
WIGHTMAN BROS Prop.'