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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THUR
Published Weekly by the Students of Heppner High School
Editor-in-Chief Joy Erwin
AasUtant Editor Kenneth Oviat
Girls' Sports Mae Groshens
Boys Sports Gene Doherty
Social - Louise Thomson
Personals Reta Crawford
Activities Mae Doherty
Grades Letha Hiatt
Jokes Ellis Thomson
THE VALVE OF AN EDUCATION.
The most valuable result of a good
education is the broadening, deepen
inir and refining of human life, there
fore making it impossible to measure
definitely the result in dollars and
cents. However, education promotes
industrial efficiency and increases ma
terial wealth. This is the reason that
Germany, with excellent public
schools, has erown so much more rap
idly than her neighbor, Russia, which
has vastly better resources but poor
In the United States it has been
shown that the earning capacity of
the citiiens of several states are in
direct proportion to the efficiency of
their school systems, for instance.
Dr. Charles W. Dabney who investiga
ted this matter found that the aver
age schooling given in 1898-99 to the
citizens of Massachusetts was seven
years: to those of the U. S. J
whole, four years, while that of Ten
nesaee was onlv three vears. Corres
ponding to these figures he found that
the average daily production of the
citizens of Massachusetts was 85
cents; that of the U. S. as a whole
was 65 cents; while that of Tennessee
, was only 38 cents.
The necessity for education has in
creased and will continue to increase
with the advance in complexity of the
processes of civilization. Because of
the unparalleled progress in the arts
and sciences during the past fifty
years the need for education has in
general multiplied many fold. In law.
in medicine, in teaching, in manu
facturing, in trade and industry of
all kinds, this same increased demand
for education is found.
An investigation of the educational
advantage enjoyed by the 8000 per
sons mentioned in the "Who's Who in
America," for the year 1889-1890
brought out the following facts: Out
of the nearly 5 million uneducated
men and women in America, only 31
were able to obtain the distinction
of being catalogued in this book. Out
of 33 million with high school train
ing, 1246 have manifested this mark
ed efficiency, and out of one million
with college or university training,
6768 have merited this distinction.
The child with no schooling has one
chance in 150,000 of performing dis
tinguished service; with elementary
education, he has four times the
chance; with high school education
87 times the chance, and with college
education 800 times the chance.
As no other one political event has
had more to do with national peace
and stability, and hence with indus
trial possibilities than the framing
and adoption of the Constitution, es
pecial significance is attached to the
results of Prof. Jone's study of the
part which the one per cent of col
lege grdauates played in this impor
tant matter. He found that the au
thor of the Constitution, Thomas Jef
ferson, was a college graduate; John
Adams, its ablest defender, was a
college -graduate; 23 of the 54 who
composed the convention were college
graduates and 27 were college bred
men. In fact, the one per cent of col
lege graduates in America can almost
be said to have called the convention,
written the Constitution, and secur
ed its adoption and ratification.
The Massachusett's committee in
, industrial education made a study of
799 workers who had left school at
either 14 or 18 years of age and trac
ed the actual average salaries receiv
ed by these workers from year to
year, They found that boys who re
mained in school four years longer
n order to take a technical course,
soon caught up with their brothers
who stopped at 14 years, and went
ahead so rapidly that in four years
they had earned as much as the oth
er boys had in eight. At the age of
5 the boys who had taken the four
years extra schooling were on the
average getting 900 per year more
than those who left school at fourteen.
Every day spent in school pays the
child $9.02, therefore the child who
stays out of school to earn less than
$9 a day is losing money, not making
Experience has shown that only
through a thorough system of public
schools and colleges can a state or
nation provide for itself an adequate
supply of citizens capable of furnish
ing the necessary directive force.
Basketball Season Next.
Now that football has worn itself
out, the boys are anxiously anticipat
ing the opening of the basketball sea
son. Heppner has been held up for
early practice due to the lack of a
place to play, but things are looking
better now that the school has been
able to temporarily lease the old
Swindig warehouse situated south of
The high school boys are goingHo
cover the walls with heavy building
the corners which will make the bluld
ing a warmer place in which to play.
Lights will also be installed, and bas
kets erected. The Heppner boys are
paper, and place two large stoves in
planning a successtul basketball sea
son with everything pointing to a
The schedule has been made out as
Un.nr.. va WarHmiin .Inn. 7. hnmp
Tloor; lone, Jan. 14, home floor; Lex
ington at Lexington, Jan. 21; return
game with Hardman at Hardman, Jan.
29; return game with lone at lone,
Feb. 6; Arlington on home floor, Feb.
11; return game with Arlington at Ar
lington, Feb. 25; and return game
with Lexington on home floor, March
When Miss Miller, Miss Fishel, Miss
Thorpe, Miss Wilson and Miss Nel
son started home from The Dalles
Sunday in a Ford sedan, it seemed
luck was certainly against them, for
they came in home on one rim and one
Just this side of Arlington they
found that they had a flat tire so
they undertook to change it. How
ever, they were not as strong as they
had anticipated for try as they would
three of them together could lot sue
ceed in getting the rim off the wr.eel.
The rain was just pouring down so
after they had succeeded in getting
soaking wet, they decided to come on
home on the rim.
This was not the end of their trou
ble for they had another flat tire
about six miles before reaching lone
This time they were able to get the
rim off but could not separate the
rim and the tire so they left them
both off and came on in home on one
wheel and one rim. They readied
Heppner about 2:45 Monday morning
and were a much sadder but wiser
group than they had been vhjn they
left The Dalles at 8 o'clock the eve
When the basketball hall is com
pleted, the girls are going to show
Heppner "who's who" in Heppner Hi
athletics. Good material is promised
and a good coach is in readiness and
is about as anxious to get started as
the girls are.
John Farley says that in selling
shoes he finds that leather makes the
best shoes but banana skins are the
During the past six weeks the aver
age attendance of the high school
was 97.1. This average is compar
atively lower than formerly, although
allowance must be made for early
winter weather which is always con
ducive to colds.
The faculty hope that the six weeks
term which began Monday will have
a higher average, since this is the
third and last period of the first se
mester. The students are eager to
raise their grades, so that a creditable
showing may have been made when
the new semester begins.
The register indicates that a rath
er high number of tardy marks have
been occuring. The total of 105 stu
dents in the high school shows IA
tardinesses, while but 53 students
have been neither absent nor tardy.
The following high school students
deserve particular mention for the
creditable work done in their classes
during the past six weeks:
Mary Beymer, freshman, with 4 A's.
Orrin Bisbee, senior, with 4 A's and
Tieing for third place were Mar-
jorie Clark and Fletcher Walker each
with 2 A's and 2 B's.
These grades would indicate a very
high average, since an A represents
S14-100 and B, 88-94. These honors
have been determined by an average
ol their total grades.
Fire in Lab.
The students of the chemistry class
were quite shaken last Monday when
flaming alcohol was spilled on the
floor of the laboratory. Orrin Bisbee
was the victim and had it not been
for his quick wit perhaps some dam
age would have been done to himself.
Crrin grabbed his apron, which was
all in flames and threw it on some
of the flames on the floor. This ex
tinguished them, and left the labora
tory none the worse for the happen
Premier Quartet Coming!
Don't forget the seniors are giving
you the best of the bargain by bring
ing the Premier Quartet hero Tues
day, December 7th. Clever vaudeville,
impersonations, high class musical
compositions and vocal selections are
in store. Reserved seats only 75c,
Mrs. E. R. Huston, chairman of the
school board, visited the high school
Tuesday forenoon. She visited the
biology, domestic art, world history,
Latin III, American history and Eng
lish classes. She seemed quite pleas
ed with the work being done in the
One day of every week a period of
15 minutes is given at 1:45 to sing
ing old songs. The first meeting was
held Tuesday and many musical voi
ces echoed throughout the assembly
at that time.
The American history class chal
lenged the civics class for a debate.
The question, "Resolved, that the Uni
ted States enter the World Court.'
The civics class returned their reply
of acceptance written in Latin.
In 1925 Chevrolet attonlahed the automotive
world by attaining an annual production never
before reached by any manufacturer of gearshift
Thai, far two years in succession, Chevrolet has
broken all its previous records and has set a new
mark in automotive history.
This splendid achievement renlts from a steadfast
adherence to the fundamental Chevrolet policy of
building a car of the finest possible quality to sell
at a low price.
That the vast majority of buyers now demand a
car of this type and that Chevrolet has been suc
cessful in building such a car possessing the
highest degree of smooth performance, smart
appearance, and economical operation is proved
by Chevrolet success during the year now draw
ing to a close.
Come In and see this record-breaking car. ,
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QUALITY AT LOW COST
is the first requisite.
Milk is an ideal food drink plenty
of it. We make daily deliveries of
pure milk every bottle guaranteed to
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
W1GHTMAN BROS., Props.
GILLIAM & BISBEE
Miss Murray: "Can animals smell
water from a distance?"
Janie Allstott: "Well, if you are
driving a bunch of pigs "
Miss Murray: "Yes, but I wouldn't
be driving any pigs."
The class in American history
taught by Miss Miller has been spend
ing the last few days studying numer
ous histories to gain material for a
paper on the Formation of the Con
stitution, which was due last Wed
nesday. This is the third of these
reports centering on the important
phases of American history, the oth
er two being the causes of the Am
erican Revolution and the part that
the French played in the Revolution.
Rev. and Mrs. O. C. Wright were at
Heppner to attend the Junior play
and to visit a few days with their
daughter, Miss M. Wright, the music
teacher. They stated that the Junior
play was acted as well as a college
It is earnestly requested by the
faculty that the parents cooperate
with the school in seeing that the
hig achool students have at least
one to two hours of home study each
Mrs. Dix, the second grade teacher,
is unable to teach her classes on ac
count of a bad case of the flu. Mrs.
McNamer is taking her place until
she will be able to resume her work.
Miss Nelson, fourth grade teacher,
is also ill.
We wish them a rapid recovery.
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For the Calkins Wheat Treat
for Superior and Kentucky
for All kinds of Harrows.
for the Rotary Rod Weeder.
for anything to get your Fall
We Have It, Will Get It, or It
is Not Made.
GILLIAM & BISBEE
Star Theater, Sunday and Monday.
AGood Place to Eat 1
1 We serve good meals j
1 and short orders.
GOOD COFFEE j
American Bakery & Cafe
we carry a full
White Down Flour
Corn Meal, Farina
Quick Cooker Oats
Phelps Grocery Company
The things a man appreciates most
are the things he uses most. That
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Special 10 discount on all suits and
overcoats during month of December
These gifts you can give
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Very choice assortment
In popular cellar attached
HOSIERY, 50c to $1.50
BATHROBES, $5 to $10
If you have something un
usual in mind let us order
it for you.
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We Carry a Full Line of
Shoes, etc. ,
Come in, if only to look, for we feel
that you will appreciate the
quality of our goods