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Volume 42, Number 41.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 1926.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
TO MEET AT MORD
February 11-13 Dates Set
For Big Economic
PROBLEMS ARE VITAL
All I'haaea of Growing and Market
ing to be Discussed; Many
Committees at Work.
Plans are rapidly developing for
the wheat growers Economic Confer
ence to be held at Moro February 11,
12 and 13. The purpose of the con
ference is to bring together farmers
and others interested in growing
handling and marketing wheat, and
to make a comprehensive analysis and
study of all available facts bearing
on the economic phase of wheat pro
duction and mraketing, including
world supply and demand.
On December 30, a meeting of the
committee chairmen and secretaries
was held at Arlington, where the
heads of the five committees met and
elected F. B. Ingalls of Dufur chair
man of the general conference. E.
K. Jackman, farm crop specialist of
the Oregon Agricultural College Ex
tension Service, is general secretary
and will spend most of the time from
now until the conference in arranging
details for the meeting at Moro.
At the meeting at Arlington five
committees consisting of from eight
to twelve farmers from the district
were selected and will be notified of
their appointment at once. The gen
eral plan of the conference is to hold
a general meeting on the morning of
February 11. At this time the state
ment of the purpose of the conference
and announcements will be made.
Following this the conference will ad
journ to committee groups each far
mer meeting with the group in which
he is most interested. Two days will
probably be required for these sub
committee discussions and adoption
of written, reports. When these re
ports are completed and approved by
sub-committees the conference will
meet again in general session for the
consideration and approval of the re
port as a whole. The final conference
report will be printed for distribu
tion by the Extension Service. The
final draft of the report will be gone
over and approved by the general con
ference committee of five,
The following are the committee
chairmen and secretaries: '
1. Committee on Tillage and Pro
duction Practices: Chairman, Harry
Pinkcrton, farmer of Moro; Secre
tary, D. E. Stephens, superintendent
of the Moro Experiment Station.
2. Farm Management and Land
Utilization: Chairman, E. M. Hulden,
farmer of Blalock; Secretary, R. W.
Morse, County Agent of Morrow
8. World Supply and Demand:
Chairman, A. R. Shumway, Umatilla
County; Secretary, L. R. Breithaupt,
County Agent of Malheur Cbunty.
' 4. Grading, Handling and Trans
portation: Chairman, F. B. Ingalls.
farmer of Dufur; Secretary, G. R.
Hyslop, Professor of Farm drops,
6. Finance and Credits: Chairman,
Drew Barnum pf'The Dalles; Sec
retary, Fred Bennion, County Agent
of Umatilla County.
Others present at the meeting in
cluded E. R. Jackman, general secre
tary; R. S. Besse, Farm Management
Demonstrator, of Corvallis; S. H.
Thompson and Roy Ritner, wlyiit far
mers of Umatilla County.
LODGE TO HAVE DEGREE WORK.
On next Tuesday evening there will
be a meeting of Doric Lodge No. 20,
K. of P. at which time there will
be work in the rank of Page. Just
how large a class of Candidates will
receive the work at this time was not
stated, but there is prospect of
a number. A representative of the
grand lodge will also be present at
the meeting and assist in the con
ferring of the rank. A program is
being prepared, which with a feed will
be other features that will follow the
regular lodge meeting. All knights
of the community, as well as all vis
iting brothers in the city at the time
will be welcome and are uregd to be
COUNTY AGENT MOVES OFFICE.
County Agent Morso got moved
into his new quarters in the Gilman
building the first of the month, and
from now on h will be found there,
...1 In anmn nthfV Tlflrt Of the
WIll'M IIU, o.iiiv r-
county on official business. Along
with Mr. Morse will oe Touna aiso uic
office of Forester Clauston, who was
occupying an office in the Humphreys
building. These gentlemen, requir
ing more room for the accomodation
ui.. mainrlnln and eouinment.
IM HICK . .
found it necessary to get into larger
NEW BUICKS DELIVERED.
vi,n Gondman thlB week dc
livered now Buicks to C. L. Sweek and
John Bergstrom of this city. Mr.
Swock now drives a sednn and Mr.
Bergstrom a coupe.. This firm also
delivered a Star roadster to Oscar
Rippeo of Heppner.
Elk. hrldire nartv for Elks and
their Indies will be the attraction at
thn Rllt Temn b Tuesday ovenlng
January 12. All Elks and their la
dies are expected, playing to begin
gt 8 sharp.
WILL OPEN HERE
ON JANUARY 15
Former Residence of C. E. Wood
son Family Taken Over by
Dr. A. H. Johnston recently pur
chased the residence property of the
late d. E. Woodson, and has con
verted the same into a modern hos
pital, the building being sufficiently
commodious for such a purpose, and
withal nicely located for the conven
ience of both public and physicians.
The name of Morrow General hos
pital has been chosen. The building
has been somewhat remodeled and
is fully equipped to care for all sur
gical, matornity and other cases, so
we are informed. Mrs. Lena West
phal, a graduate nurse of The Dalles,
will reside at the hospital and be the
superintendent, and Dr. A. H. John
ston will be the physician in charge.
The. entire equipment is new and
modern, and Dr. Johnston states the
hospital will be open to the public
by the 15th of this month.
Elevator Company Is
Some quite extensive improvements
are being made at the plant of the
Farmers Elevator Company in this
city. Under direction of Manager
Swindig, a force of men are busy in
the work of an addition to the big
warehouse that will join that building
up with the elevator. The founda
tion work and platform is now being
placed and a little later this will be
properly enclosed with sidewalls and
roof. The foundation piers rest on
solid concrete base nad the heavy
timbers are thus supported after the
manner of the foundation under the
main building, which, Mr. Swindig
states, is the best construction of
the kind he has seen, and during the
years the floor has had to stand the
strain of heavy loads of wheat there
has not been the least sagging or
depression in the floors of the big
building. A concrete retaining wall
has also been built between the new
foundation and the driveway to the
elevator. The company is looking
forward to a large increase in busi
ness the coming season, and they re
port having had a very prosperous
year in 1925.
AGED MAX DIES AT HEPPNER.
Charles F. Smith, aged "6 years,
died on Sunday morning last at the
Heppner Surgical hospital, wher he
had been for a week or so while re
covering from an operation. Follow
ing the operation Mr. Smith gave evi
dence that he would recover and there
seemed hopes for him for several
days. He had allowed his trouble to
go so long before seeking medieal
aid, however, and the complications
could not be overcome. He had been
making his home for the past year
with his daughter, Mrs. Toney, resid
ing at the Lum Rhea place on Rhea
creek. The body was taken in charge
by Undertaker Case and prepared for
shipment to Baker on Tuesday morn
ing, at which place burial was had,
relatives from here going along to
attend the funeral. Mr. Smith was
a member of the Maronic fraternity,
and the lodge at Baker conducted
the funeral services.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
All regular services Lord's Day,
with a feast of good things. 10:00
a. m., Bible school; 11:00, commun
ion and sermon. Subject, "Red Hot."
6:30 p. m., Christian Endeavor; 7:30,
song service and sermon. Subject,
"An Unsolved Riddle." Every mem
ber urged and every friend invited to
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
GRANGE INSTALLS OFFICERS.
Rhea Creek Grange held their in
stallation of officers on last Sunday,
an all day meeting at their hall. Mr.
Gleckler of La Grande was installing
officer, and Mr. Wicklamler of Pomo
na Grange, Boardman, was a visitor.
The program of the day included a
big chicken dinner and a delightful
time is reported.
Heard First Words
Dr. Thomas A. Watson, who
worked with Alexander Graham
Bell inventing the telephone, heard
the first sound or word ever trans
mitted by wire. In the test, Mr.
Bell spoke over the phone saying,
"Come here, Watson, I want you."
A tablet was recently unveiled com
memorating tho EOth anniversary
of this great scientific marvel, the
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'WATCH YOUR STEP.
KOACof Corvallis Will be
On Air Wednesday,
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, Jan. 5. The all-eastern-Ore-gon
wheat conference at Moro, Sher
man county, February 11, 12 and 13,
will be announced by special broad
cast from KOAC, Oregon Agricultural
college, 12:30 to 1:00 o'clock Wed
nesday, January 13.
Professor G. R. Hyslop, head of the
farm crops department at the col
lege, will devote 10 minutes in giving
his listeners a glimpse of some of
the important questions that will be
raised in the conference. Among
them will be grading and discount,
relative costs of sack and bulk hand
ling of the wheat crop, exports, pos
sibilities of increasing export trade,
and opportunities to reduce produc
tion costs through use of better va
rieties. Questions to be handled by the
farm management section of the con
ference will be covered by R. S. Besse,
farm management specialist for the
college extension service. These
"questions are the place of livestock
on wheat farnjs? does it pay to keep
sheep, cattle, poultry or hogs on a
wheat farm, and if so under what
renditions? what are the relative
costs of wheat farming with horses
as compared with tractors? what
are the advantages of big over small
E.. R. Jackman, farm crops special
ist for tho extension service, will in
dicate the extent to which the con
ference may delve into a study of
world conditions as to production and
marketing of wheat and the influence
of reclamation on wheat production
in tho United States.
This conference will center around
the studios to be made by five major
committees which include in their
membership almost one hundred lead
ing wheat growers of the state. These
committees are now at work. They
cove. tillage and production, farm
mapagenlent and land utilization,
world supply and demand, grading,
handling and transportation, and fi
nance and credits.
The conference will bring together
wheat producers, research and ex
tension workers 'from the college
federal workers on grades and stand
ards, and representatives from com
mercial and industrial groups inter
ested in wheat production, banking,
transportation and warehousing. It
is sponsored by the college extension
service as one of the series of econ
omic conferences following the state
agricultural economic conference
hold at Corvallis Junuary, 1924, at
which tune a state agricultural pro
gram was developed as a means of
guiding Oregon agriculture along
lines that will result in a better bal
ance between production and mnrkot
It is- expected that this conference
will make the most comprehensive
study of the wheat growing industry
ever attempted by a group of produc
ers. The event is attracting much
attention in nearby wheat nrca and
in Washington, D. C, The U. S. de
partment of agriculture is cooperat
ing In assembling data.
WANTED Woman or girl for gen
eral housework. Phone 786, city.
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LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
Heppner Unit, American Legion
Auxiliary, held its first regular meet
ing of the new year in the Heppner
Hotel dining room Monday night.
A vote of thanks was tendered Mrs.
Morse and Mrs. Moore, retiring pres
ident and secretary-treasurer, for
their faithful services during the
period of organization. The unit has
made a splendid record with its va
ried activities and is now well
launched for what we hone will be
an even more successful .-ar.
Four new applications for member
ship were received. Any woman whose
husband, father, brother or son is a
member of the American Legion is
eligible to membership in the Auxil
iary and we should be glad to wel
come new members.
The unit was pleased to learn that
our new president, Mrs. McAtee. has
been appointed a Department Chair
man. Standing committees were appoint
ed and resolutions of condolence
passed over the bereavements of two
of our members.
Discussion was held on the ques
tion of a permanent meeting place.
Decision was postponed.
The entertainment number, Evans
Brown, which is being sponsored by
the Adxiliary at the Star theater on
Jan. 18, coincides with the next reg
ular meeting date, so the meeting was
postponed until the following Wed
nesday night, Jan. 20. It will be held
in the hotel dining room.
The Auxilinry has placed the low
est possible prices on the tickets for
Evans Brown in order that everyone
may feel able to buy them. The en
tertainment is high class and worth
much more money and we feel sure
you will be pleased with it.
PRESS CORRESPONDENT. .
One, two or three furnished and
heated rooms for rent. See C. A.
Her New "Daddy"
LITTLE 9-year-old Ev.'lyn Castle of
Hnrrisburg, Ore., is shown here
with her new daddy, Harvey Carpen
ter. Carpenter, a railroad engineer,
struck the auto in which Evelyn's
real father and mother were riding,
killing both. Mr. Carpenter hns
dopted the child to provide for her.
By A- B. CHAPiN
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
O. E. Freeman of Milton, is spend
ing a few days at Heppner and on
Butter creek, visiting with his num
erous relatives. While in the city
he was a guest at the home of his
nephew, Johnnie Hiatt. Mr. Free
man is one of the old timers of this
part of the state, and claims the
distinction of getting out the lumber
for the first business house built in
Heppner. He sawed the lumber at
the old mill situated. on Big Butter
creek and Henry Heppner brought it
to town with his mules. He does
not remember just the spot where the
building was placed, but thinks it
must have been near where the First
National bank now stands,. This was
more than 50 years ago. Mr. Free
man visits his relatives here occa
sionally but sees little to remind
him of the former days when he re
sided in this part of the state.
C. A. Minor has been passing out
to his friends this week a very at
tractive calendar, gotten up after his
own artistic ideas. At the top is a
photograph of himself on a fine range
horse and garbed with the habili
ments of the cowboy of the more re
cent past, and beside that forming
the contrast, is his young grandson at
the wheel of a modern coupe, the
picture bearing the title "The Old
and The New." Descriptive of a time
that is past forever, so far as Mor
row county is concerned are verses
composed by Mr. Minor and placed
underneath the picture on the front
of the calendar. It is a work of art
as well as a memento of the old
round-up that can be kept and cher
ished by the recipients in the years
that are to come.
Edgar Copenhaver came near hav
ing his frame placed in cold storage
Wednesday evening. He was assist
ing in the bobbing of a mule's tail,
when that animal took a kick that
landed square in Edgar's forehead.
He had recoiled from the blow suf
ficiently, however, to miss the full
force and suffered no very ill effects.
A gash about two and a half inches
long resulted and the blood flow but
Edgar was not dazed. Billy Tucker
was standing pretty near in line of
the mule's heels, also, and had to
dodge lively to k?ep from beinfcr
struck. If he had been nearer the
results might have b;en moro serious
to him than they were to Edgar.
Ferguson Chevrolet company are
getting in another carload of touring
and closed cars this week. They seem
to have a hard time of it keepinK
a supply o the closed models on
hand, the cars being taken off their
hands as fast as they arrive.
Druggist J. A. Patterson is mighty
well pleased over his new location.
and he now has the store fixed up
in ship shape, the building being so
arranged as to make a fine display of
BARKER SHOP MOVED.
Pick Wells desires to cull nttention
to the public of Heppner and vicin
ity that he has removed his barber
shop from the Heppner Hotel build
ing to the room adjoining Pave Wil
son on the west side of Main street,
whore he will be glnd to welcome all
HUE A CHEEK CHANGE.
Rhea Creek Grange meets the first
Sunday of each month at 10 a. m.,
and the third Friday night of each
month at 8 p. m. Visiting members
LOUISE ALLISON VAUGHN.
The many friends and the near
relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Vaughn were shocked and grieved to
get the word on Saturday from Koch
ester, Minn., announcing the passing
of their littie daughter, Louise. The
little girl died on the 2nd, following
the first stage in the operations she
waa undergoing for the removal of a
lifelong trouble. Tho disease from
which she waa suffering is known as
elcphantitis, and at the Mayo Bros.
hposital where Mr. and Irs. Vaugnn
had taken the child for the operation,
there has been numerous cases of a
similar nature successfully treated.
Louise being in splendid condition
for the operation, the parents and
surgeons were very hopeful that they
would meet with success in her case.
She rallied well from the operation,
but her physical condition was such
that she failed to recover from the
The remains reached Heppner early
Wednesday morning, being accompan
ied home by Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn,
and the funeral services were held
at the Christian church in this city
this afternoon at 2 o'clock, being con
ducted by Rev. W. O. Livingstone of
Hood River, former pastor at Hepp
ner, with interment following at Ma
Louise Allison Vaughn was born
at Heppner on March 5, 1918, and
died at Rochester, Minn., January 2,
1926, being 7 years, 9 months and
28 days of age. Because of her af
fliction she was denied much of the
pleasure of childhood, but was al
ways a bright and cheerful child. It
is stated that she kissed her mamma
good bye on entering the oporating
room, leaving her with a smile and
stating that she would not cry. She
went through the ordeal and came
out v ith gladness on her lps: telling
them all that she did not cry. She
had anticipated being made well and
hud planned so much on' what she
would do and how she could enjoy
herself, but these things were not to
be, and the light of the home and
fireside has gone out. In this af-.
fliction the parents and relatives of
little Louise have the sincere sympa
thy of the community, which was in
a measure demonstrated by the large
attendance Jat the funeral and the
abundance of the floral gifts.
MRS. FRENCH DIES.
Mrs. Irene Jane French, aged 74
years, a resident of Oregon since
1860, and of Butter creek since 1864,
died December 30 in Portland. She
had made her home with her daughter
there for the past two years. Mrs.
French was born in Ohio May 10, 1951,
and with her parents crossed the
plains to Oregon in 1860, settling in
this county. Her marriage to John
French, who died in 1909, occurred
January 1, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. French
were the parents of seven children
of whom three survive. They are
Jesse D. French of Gurdane; John L.
French of Omak, Washington, and
Mrs. Lucie M. Estberg of Portland
A sisteis Mrs. -C. R. Cate of Clark-
ston, Washington, also survives. She
is, in addition, survived by ton grand
children and nine great grandchil
dren. Funeral services were held
this afternoon at Vinson, under the
auspices of the Christian Science
church. Saturday's East Oregonian.
PARENT TEACHERS TO MEET.
The regular meeting oi tne Parent-
Teachers association will be on Tu
esday afternoon, Jan. 12 at 3 o'clock
in the high school auditorium. The
program to be offered will be some
thing from Miss Coon s room, dis
cussion of the subject, Moral Aspect
of the Community, under the divi
sions of "Thrift" by Mrs. Alford,
"Courtesy" by Miss Case, and "Mov
ies" by Mrs. Beamer. Mrs. Morse will
give a musical reading, and a busi
ness session will be had. A full at
tendance of members and friends will
be greatly appreciated.
BIDS W ANTED.
Notice is hereby given that on and
after the 7th day of January, 1926
the City of Heppner vfill receive
scaled bids for the construction of a
bridge across Willow Creek on Court
Street in the City of Heppner, Ore
gon. Plans nad specifications may be
seen at the office of the City Record
EARL W. GORDON, Recorder.
LostPair ladies suede gauntlet
gloves, size No. 6. Finder please
leave at this office.
Former President's Wife
Mrs. Thomas J. Preston of
Princeton, N. J.f formerly wife of
the late President drover Cleve
land, joined the Board of Directors
of the Camp Fire Girls and will
assist, with many other prominent
American women, in guiding the
destiny of this splendid organiza-
By Arthur Brisbane
If New York Had a Boom.
Cancer Still Gains.
Uncle Sam Wheat Sales
man. $400 For One Child.
Changes are slow or they are vio
lently rapijj. For thousands of years
men were content to travel on ani
mals, or slowly moving, clumpy ve
hicles. And in less than one century came
the change to the steam railroad, au
tomobile, flying machine, the subma
rine, and from the messenger on foot
Wnat will the race do in the next'
For real deals in real estate observe
New York City. Millions upon mil
lions are poured out; no one notices
One man, F. r French, announces
a building project to supply living
quarters for 800,000 people. They will
be housed in buildings towering tow
ard the sky and covering a small plot
on Manhattan Island. In one corner
of Greater New York there will be a
new' little group of 800,000 people, in
itself "one of the great cities of
What will happen if New York ever
has a real real estate boom?
Cancer, steadily increasing for
seventy-five years, is still on the in
crease. The highest cancer death rate
in the United States is found in
Massachusetts and doctors do not
know why. South Carolina has the
lowest cancer death rate. Investiga
tion of diet, number of unmarried
women, and other social statistics
might enlighten the profession.
All records are broken in freight
traffic. In October railroads carried
more than FORTY-FOUR BILLIONS
of tons, about a billion tons more
than in October, 1924.
ine growtn oi vanrornias iruu
business is reflected in orders for
more than 5,000 new refrigerator cars
for the Union Pacific and Southern
Before long, unless a prominent
automobile manufacturer fails in his
undertaking, flying machines will do
a great deal of this refrigerator bus
iness, swiftly and much more cheaply,
making ,lcold" cars unnecessary.
The fruit will be taken on board
and carried to a height supplying
natural refrigeration, the plane going
up or down in accordance with the
thermometer, and arriving at its des
tination with the fruit naturally re
frigerated to just the right point for
Young men now making a living
with independent passenger buses will
make a better living with independent
refrigerator flying cars.
Senator Capper, of Kansas, one of
the ablest friends the American far
mers have in Washington, says Uncle
Sam might well co-operate with far
mers by actually helping them to sell
their grain. High spirited financiers
say that this is close to anarchy, but
this doesn't worry Capper.
The government helps railroads by
raising rates and compelling the
public to pay. If Uncle Sam can act
as ticket salesman and price booster
for the railroads, why not as wheat
salesman for the farmers?
Two million five hundred thousand
American income tax payers will wel
come one change in the proposed in
come tax law. It increases the ex
emption of single persons to t $1,500
and of married people to $3,500.
Why not increase the exemption
for each child? You can't bring up
a child for $400 a year. Parents rais
ing children are working for the
State without charge, and ought not
to be taxed for their trouble.
HAVE WATCH PARTY.
A large gathernig of the young
people at the Wightman furm on New
Year's eve, remained to watch the old
year out and the new year in. Misses
Happy Wightman and Louise Thom
son were the hostesses for the occa
sion, and abundant entertainment had
been provided. This consisted of nu
merous games, with a little dancing
of the old fashioned quadrilles for
those who cared to take part in the
dancing. Refreshments of apple pie
and whipped cream, with cotfee were
served and a jolly good time was en
joyed. Star Theater, Heppner
SUNDAY and MONDAY
January 10 and 11 :
I.O.N CHANEY, MAKY Hill. BIN and
NORMAN KERRY in
"THE PHANTOM OF
TICK l'UTTKE MAGNIFICENT.
Must be seen to be apprrciatrd.
Children l!0c AdulU 60c