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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY. DEC. 16, 1926.
Claims of Heppner for
Presented at Dinner.
SNOW HINDERS TOUR
Storm Greets Party, Preventing Close
Inspection of Grounds; No
Members of the state board of con
trol, consisitng of Governor Pierce,
Secretary of State Kozer, and Carl
Abrams, board secretary, arrived at
Heppner late on Sunday evening in
a big snow storm.
The party was met by a delegation
of our citizens headed by Mayor No
ble as they alighted from No, 18 at
Heppner Junction and there was no
time lost in bringing them to Hepp
ner. Traveling with the members of
the state board were Dr. Bellinger of
the state tuberculosis hospital at Sa
lem and Jack O'Neill of the passen
ger department of the 0. W. R. & N.
company, also representatives of the
Journal and Oregonian, making sev
en in all in the paTty. State Treas
urer Kay was unable to make the
trip to Heppner, but he joined the
delegation at the junction as they
took No. 24 for the journey on to
Vail and Ontario.
The fisrt stop was made at the
Clark place north of Heppner, .this
being a combination of hill land
and alfalfa meadow, and adjacent to
the fine Alfalfa Lawn dairy of Wight
man Bros. Coming on to town the
tract on Morrow heights was shown,
and then another combination tract
on the ranch of Frank Monahan.
Returning to town for a short rest
at Heppner hotel, the company, with
some 20 citiiens of the city repaired
to the Elkhorn restaurant where a
fine turkey feed was served. At this
dinner, the claims of Heppner were
presented by several citizens, Dean
T. Goodman of the Heppner Commer
cial club presiding. C. L. Sweek led
off in a brief talk, followed by Mr.
Goodman, Dr. Johnston and Dr. Mc
Murdo, each speaker presenting points
favorable to Heppner as a location
for the hospital. Governor Pierce
and other members of the board asked
such questions as came to their minds
regarding climatic conditions, trans
portation facilities and freight rates,
and though inclement weather pre
vented a clear view of the surround
ings, the officials evidently got just
such information as they desired.
They did not, of course, give expres
sion to any particular impression
made upon them, but the Heppner
folks who presented our claims, feel
that this city will have an equal
chance with the other eastern Ore
gon points. Alttitude being just
right, the other conditions of cli
mate, etc., will measure up well with
any other point claiming attention.
We cuold not, however, in the face
of the weather conditions that con
fronted the board of control on their
Sunday afternoon visit, .substantiate
the claim of one of our enthusiasts
in making answer to the question-
Grand Lodge Officials
Visit Local Knights
Doric Lodge No. 20, Knights of Py
thias, was honored at its open meet
ing Tuesday, evening., with ..the nre-.
snece of Fred Johnson, Past Grand
Chancellor, and Walter G. Gleeson,
Grand Keeper of Records aad Seal,
for the domain of Oregon. Both
gentlemen gave inspirational talks
stressing the home life as the founda
tion stone of our nation. ' They were
A delicious supper was served at
7 o'clock, following which a pro
gram was given. Besides the address
es of the visiting officers, a flag cer
emony with the singing of America
and the Star Spangled Banner, Open
ing Ode of the lodge and piano solos
by Miss Virginia Dix, were numbers
on the program.
A feature of the evening was the
presentation of 25-year veteran's
jewels to D. 0. Justus and James G.
Thomson by Mr. Johnson, who paid
fitting tribute to the loyalty of these
gentlemen. Two members who were
to have received jewels on this occa
sion were unable to be present. They
are Emmet Smith and Emil Johnson.
LOCAL IWS ITEMS
The Wiling Workers of the Chris
tian church are grateful to the good
folks of Heppner for the liberal pat
tonage given their bazaar and cook
ed food sale on Friday afternoon and
evening. More than $150 was realiz
ed and the greater portion of all ar
ticles presented for sale were bought
The dadies of All Saints Episcopal
church were very successful from a
financial standpoint at their bazaar
held the past week, and their treas
ury was strengthened some $250 as
a result of the efforts of the women
folks of the church. The bazaar was
held at the new parish house.
Glazed Fruits for Xmas. Gordon's.
The Rebekahs announce that they
will give a benefit dance at I. O. 0. F,
hall on the evening of December 30,
and they shall be greatly pleased to
have the same well patronized.
. Mrs. Noah Pettyjohn who has been
undergoing surgical treatment at the
Heppner Surgical hospital will return
home today. Her condition is much
Miss Lucile McDuffee, recently op
erated on at Hot Lake sanitarium, is
reported to be getting along quite
well at present.
Hot Chocolate. Gordon's.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Olden, promin
en tresidents of Fairview, were vis
itors in this city on Saturday.
Mrs. Lee Sprinkel is recovering
nicely from her recent operation at
the -leppner Surgical hospital.
District Attorney Sam Notson was
an outgoing passenger for Portland
on Wednesday's stage.
J. A. Patterson, druggist, made a
short business trip, to Portland the
first of the week.
Het Tomato Flip. Gordon's.
naire of the board sent out some
weeks ago that "our climate was quite
comparable with that of Southern
The question of where the hospital
will be established, will be settled
within about three weeks, according
to the statement of Governor Pierce.
Formed to Bring State
Books to Heppner.
The Magic Touch
Transformed and filled with sacred light,
Ifefeal With music lifting and sublime
Inspiring UKe a Gothic arch,
Or UKe a "great Homeric rhyme
So all appears i again has come
The joys of Christmas time.
What magic power has swept the land?
Good-will to men where yesterday
Most had forgot the lessons taught
That night to shepherds far away!
The prince of peace again has come.
With his celestial sway.
More wondrous than the Midas touch -That
turned the flowers and walls to gold,
That spirit that transforms where'er
The story of the Christ Is told,
And adds a splendor to surpass
All Eden's flame of old.
Scta the maddening rush of life
Let us remember why He came
And tasted sorrowi let us pause
. To honor once again his name,
Whose loving Kindness and whose law
Will ever be the same.
His plan, though unfulfilled today,
Must last till shies and starlight fade.
Enhancing all the things of life
For human joy and welfare made.
And spreading radiance far and wide
To farthest waste and glade.
The Magi, following the star,
Had learned the golden lesson well
Of why One from beyond those heights
Should come to earth to humbly dwell)
Each Knew the thrill we feel today
Of sleigh and Christmas bell
They saw before the winding way
O'er wastes and plains of striving years-
And farther on, beyond it all
The shining castles free from tears,
Where some day man shall Know the truth
And drop his hates and fears.
Peace on the earth, good-will to men
At last they'll reign from shore to shore,
Unceasing, bearing perfect light.
Then on the desert sands of yore
The rose and Illy shall appear
To bloom forevermore.
WILL OPEN MONDAY
Two Hundred Books to be Available
to Public First of Week at
A 200-book traveling library from
the state will be opened to the public
of Heppner Monday, the result of ac
tion taken by interested persons at
a meeting Monday evening at Legion
headquarters. "Mary Jane Dustin, state
library representathe, was present to
make a final plea before representa
tives of different organisations.
Those in attendance concluded that
a local library association was the
one way left to put the library across.
and accordingly went down 100 per
cent as charter members to start the
move. Following this action Miss
Dustin was immediately authorised to
ship 200 books from the Arlington
branch, to include 100 books for ad
ults and 100 for child reading.
The organization started Monday
will be known as the Heppner Public
Library association A nominal mem.
bership fee of 25e was set, it being
believed that this amount from en
ouch interested persons who should
be willing to join, will defray all im
mediate expenses. Though steps of
organization thus far have been but
temporary, it is hoped enough per
sons will join to perfect the asso
ciation. Anyone with 25 cents is els
gible to join.
As the library is to be thrown open
to the public free of charge, no spe
cial rental privileges will be enjoyed
by association members. Members,
however, will be entitled to a vote in
the association and thus help deter
mine the way in which the library
may be conducted. The idea of the as
sociation is to have a group of people
with the library's interest it heart
behind it, to make it a worth while
enterprise and to devise means of
support. When, and if, the associa
tion is perfected, an advisory board
and the necessary standing commit
tees to look after library functions
will be chosen.
Jasper Crawford, representing the
Knights of Pythias, was named tem
porary chairman Monday, and Mrs.
Arthur McAtee from the Ameri.-an
Legion Auxiliary, secretary-treasurer.
Besides these two those signing as
charter members were A. J. Chaffee,
Odd Fellows; Mrs. Helen M. Walker,
county school superintendent; Gay
M. Anderson, B. P. O. E.; Rev. B.
Stanley Mocre and Miss liary Jane
All persons interested in joining
are invited to mail their name with
25 cents to Mrs. Arthur McAtee, or
leave with Mr. Crawford at the Gaz
ette Times office. A meeting will be
held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon
at the council chambers, where the
library will be located, for the pur
pose of arranging books and discuss
ing such problems as may arise.
it is especially urged that every
one take advantage of this opportun
ity to borrow books. If desired books
are not on the shelves here they will
be ordered from the state library, the
only charge being cost of postage. The
library will be open Mondays and Sat
urdays from 3 to 6 o'clock, and Wed
nesdays from 7 to 9.
A coupon is printed herewith for
the convenience of all .who may de
sire to join the association.
Mrs. Arthur McAtee, Sec.-Treas.,
Heppner Public Library association:
December Session Circuit'
Court of Short Duration
The regular December session of
circuit court for Morrow county was
opened by judge .t'fielp on Monday
n.orning. It was exceedingly short,
owing to the fact that there were no
matters to be heard before a jury.
but one ease naa Deen set down, and
it transpired that this had reached a
stage where the State could not nro-
duce evidence sufficient to justify a
trial, and on motion of the district
attorney the indictment waa dismiss
ed. Other business consited of pass
ing on motions and demurrers, with
a few default judgments, and by tin
middle of the forenoon on Tuesday
the session closed and the judge took
his departure for home.
On the criminal docket, the case to
be heard against K. K. Mahoney, and
the three cases against Henry Bauer
were heard upon a motion by the de
fence for change of venue. The motion
was allowed and these cases will be
tiied before Judge Parker at Condon.
The regular term of circuit court for
Gilliam county will be In May, and it
is not expected that these eases will
be heard before that time. . ..
Other cases disposed of were: v
First National Bank and W. P. Ma
honey vs. Ivan Leathers; settled and
Barnett Auto Company vs. D. E.
Giiman; passed pending settlement
Heppner Farmers Elevator Company
vs, R. E. Allstott and D. E. Giiman;
continued for term.
Peoples Hardware Company vs. C.
C. Rhea; dismissed on motion of the
plaintiff. , '
Morrow County, Oregon, vs. Mil
trn R. Morgan, et ux.; , settled and
B. S. Huntington, et al. vs. W. H.
Padberg; dismissed aa per stipulation.
Frank Gilliam, et al. vs. Walter
Rood; settled and dismissed.
C. H. Latourell Auto Co. vs. Harold
Case; settled and dismissed. .
Jesse Walton vs. H. L. Rasmussen;
settled and dismissed.
Philt Cohn vs. Ad Moore; default
A. M. Phelps vs. C. E. Ebi, et ux.;
settled and dismissed.
J. Perry Conder vs. C R. Langdon,
et ux.; demurrer sustained.
Hynd Bros. Co. vs. Aubrey E. Per
ry, water master, and A. Henriksen;
lintiff given 30 days in which to
Krebs Bros., vs. Aubrey Perry, et al.
plaintiff allowed 30 days in. which
to file answer.
M. J. Fitzpatrick vs. John and Dan
McDevitt; dismissed as per stipulation.
Ruth Hottman vs. 0. B. Hottman;
defendant allowed to withdraw an
swer and he refuses to appear fur
ther. Case referred to Florence Pol
lock to take and report testimony,
Antone Cunha vs. Mary Cunha; dis
missed as per stipulation.
Mabel Cox Luper vs. Claud R. Lu
per; decree of divorce granted.
State of Oregon vs. Henry L. Ras
mussen; motion of district attorney
for dismissal by reason of insufficient
evidence.' Motion allowed.
wish to be listed as a member of the
Heppner Public Library association.
Herewith 25c membership fee.
Car of Dr. McMurdo
Damaged on Rocks
Using his car to return several
members of the board of control party
to Heppner Junction Sunday night,
Dr. McMurdo was returning home
alone. When well past the horeeshoe
curve this side of Morgan, and while
taking a short turn in the road, he
felt the rear of the car slip and be
lcre it could be righted the machine
went off into the rocks and boulders
licside the highway.
The net results to the big Franklin
sedan were a broken front axle, front
fender and running board and a dam
aged wheel, besides the smashing of
tne front bumper as the car came to
a standstill against a bi boulder.
Di. McMurdo was taking the lead on
the return home and breaking the
road, facing a heavy snow storm at
tlif time, and he is of the opinion that
a loose rear tire was the cause of
car making the slip on the highway,
as he was not traveling fast. Had he
been up to the speed limit there is
no doubt but that the results would
have been more serious. The car will
be repaired here as a Franklin man
will come over from Pendleton for
Dr. Johnston reports new arrivals
as follows: To Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Campbell, Dec. 9th, at Morrow Gen
eral hospital, an 8 pound boy. To
Mr. and Mrs. A. Smith on Butter
creek, Dec. 10, a 0 pound boy.
NOTICE TO K. OF P.
Regular election will take place
next Tuesday evening at Doric No.
20. Other important business also.
Large turnout desired.
JASPER V. CRAWFORD, C. C.
AUSTIN I. SMITH, K. R. S.
Would Appreciate Settlement.
Having retired from business at
Heppner, the Sam Hughes Company
would appreciate a prompt settlement
of all accounts due. the firm. Will
you not make it a point to do this
just as soon as possible?
SAM HUGHES COMPANY.
Christmas Trees Any size you
like will tw delivered week before
Christmas. Conser Adkins, City.
.ROBERT MARIAN HART.
Death came suddenly to Robert M.
Hart at his home at 815 Powell St.,
Portland, Friday night, December 10,
aa a result of a heart attack which
he suffered early in the evening. At
the time of death; -Mr. Hart was aged
63 years, 8 months and 18 days, and
he had for a number of years been in
rather poor health aa a result of
heart trouble. He leaves to mourn
his loss his wife, Anna Hart, a daugh
ter Lucile, aged 15, and a son .Rob
ert, aged 12 years, besides a brother
and sisters, these being Mrs. Melissa
Marlatt of Heppner, Mrs. E. F. Day
of Portland, James Hart of Long
view, Wash, and Mrs. Ellen Buseick
Robert Marian Hart was born in
Little Rock, Arkansas, March 22, 1863,
the son of Ransom and Endora Hart.
With his parents he came to Oregon
in 1876, the family settling at Hepp
ner. He grew into mature manhood
here and for many years followed
agricultural and stockraising pur
suits, being married on November 7,
1906 at Heppner to Miss Anna Dur
ner. He engaged in the confectionery
business in Heppner in 1905, which
business he continued here until June,
1922, when he removed to Portland
and entered the grocery business at
815 Powell street, in which he was
engaged at the time of his demise.
Mr. Hart had a host of friends in
this community where he grew up.
He was always a man to be relied
upon in every way, and if he had an
enemy in this or any other community
it is not known. He was a faithful
friend and a devoted husband and
father, and while of a reserved na
ture, yet he was always interested in
those policies making for the best
welfare of the community in which
he lived. He had been a member of
Heppner Lodge No. 69, A. F. A A. M
for many years, and the funeral ser
vices were held under the auspices
of the ledge in Heppner on Tuesday
afternoon at o'clock, Milton W. Bow.
er, pastor of the Christian church
delivering a short and appropriate
address, followed by the beautiful
burial service of the order. Owing
to the inclemency of the weather, the
entire service was conducted at the
hall, with only a simple commitment
service at the grave side. Many beau
tiful floral pieces were banked about
the casket in the hall, gifts of the
order and of friends and relatives.
As a pioneer of this community, Mr.
Hart will long be remembered for the
part he had in its upbuilding. -
Are in full swing at the Church of
Christ this week under the leadership
of Bro. Lester I. Jon.es, pastor of the
Enterprise Christian church. Inter
est is growing nightly and Bro. Jones
is bringing strong messages fresh
from the word of God. A live song
service and special music every night.
Some subjects yet to be used follow:
Tonight: "The Auctoin of Souls."
Friday: "Last Will and Testament
of John Brown."
Sunday morning: "Saving Faith."
Sunday evening: "The Sins that
All evening services at 7:30. No
service Saturday night. Everyone in
cited to all services.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
By Arthur Brisbane
Change to Tears.
In the Turkey's Craw.
If. as a bie Income taxpayer, you
had prepared smiles for the $260,-
000,000 refund, change your smiles
The $250,000,000 will not be refunded.
Congress thinks the money would
be better in the Pork Barrel than In
the Dockets of navers.
There 1b demand for more public
And there is the Farm Block. It
says that if Government has money
to burn, it should spend some on
solving farm problems, and cotton
men want help to hold up cotton.
Santa Claus is not coming with hiB
$260,000,000 bag to the big taxpayers
Cantain Mabbutt. manager of Demp
sey's training says the champion
fighter was drugged with poison m
his coffee. That is possible. Prize-
fifftitini? U not 100 ner cent ethical
But there is a drug successful
nriiefiirhtera absorb after thev get the
championship that is potent, apart
from chemistry. Its ingredientB in
elude: Too much money, self-indul
gence, flattery. They all take these
drucs and are all beaten bv them in
the end. And then there is Father
Time; he drugs and knocks out all
"While the richest country, which
solemnly believes that it won the
war, tries to fly and can't, the de
feated German nation goes as far
ahead of us in engineering as it was
in chemistry before the War started.
A German engineer is at work on
a superplane to carry 10,000 H. P.
engines, ten propellers, 130 passen
gers, a crew of 25 and cross the
Atlantic in 36 hours.
Merely hearing about that makes
us dizzy in this country.
Investigation of watchmen on Long
Island grade crossings found eighteen
of. them asleep. Fourteen "watch
ers" are found peaceably slumbering
in Staten Island. The human is un
certain more reasons for persuading
railroads to use devices that do not
go to sleep.
The best is the raised or sunken
grade crossing. A good one would
be a sharp right angle turn in the
m.d hofnra everv (Trade flrnaajni,
compelling drivers to stop and think.
Swinging red lights ana ringing bells
Tha mihlii ahouM have. Iillt. hnan'f.
intelligence enough not to get run
over-7-and not to depend upon watch-
William S. Roberts, of Butte, Mon
tana, bought a turkey and Ave small
gold nuggets were found in its craw.
The turkey came from a packing
house. Nobody knows where it used
to eat. There is a tragedy a gold
mine somewhere, impossible to locate
But a worse tragedy is represented
by the man of genius. " His brain
contains intellectual gold nuggets of
But, like the turkey with the lumps
of gold in its inside, the genius can
not tell where he got it. Cannot
point to the celestial mine whence
genius comes. -
Four railroads have increased
wages of shopmen, showing intelli
gence in allowing crumbs from the
prosperity table to fall within the
reach of the workers. There is pros
perity enough for all, and it will last
longer if everybody has a little of it.
Prosperity's stepchildren are the
cotton growers and the textile manu
facturers. Women that used to wear
yards upon yards of material now
wear about as much as is used to
wrap up a baby.
Northern textile workers worry
about the removal of their industry
to the South, and they may.
Coal and iron, side by side, took
the iron mills to Pittsburg. Cotton,
cheap power and labor, side by side.
1 aturally take the textile industries
to the South.
Masonic Orders Will
Hold Joint Installation
The Masonic orders of Heppner,
consisting of Heppner Lodge No. 69,
A. F. A A. M.t Heppner Chapter No.
26, R. A. M., and Ruth Chapter No. 32,
O. E. S, will have their joint installa
tion of officers on Monday evening,
December 20, at Masonic hall
A banquet is to be served promptly
at 6:00 o'clock p. m., this to be fol
lowed by the regular installation
ceremonies of the orders. All Masons
and hteir wives and all members of
the Eastern Star and their husbands
are expected to be present and prep
arations are moving forward for the
entertainment of a large company.
The only one of the above branches
of Masonry that have so far held their
election is Ruth Chapter. This order
elected officers on last Friday evening,
choosing Mrs. Lucile McAtee, worthy
matron; John Wightman, patron;
Mrs. Caroline Johnston, associate (na
tion; Mrs. Sara McNamer, secretary;
Mrs. Olive Frye, treasurer; Mrs.
Charlotte Gordon, conductress; Mrs.
Hattie Wightman, associate conttuct-less.
Owen Helms suffered a badly froz
en' right foot Tuesday night, when on
the way from Pendleton he was forc
ed to get out of his car to fix a tire.
Th e re Is No San ta Cla us ?
To Children, Christmas is a time of happi
ness and joy!
Their carefree, irresponsible natures are
t allowed to run rampant. But they should
not be allowed to grow up with the belief
that father will always play Sana Claus and
that he will always provide or others will
provide the necessities and luxuries of life.
Sooner or later they must play Santa
Claus to themselves and their families. Gifts
that they receive will be purchased with
money from their own pocketbooks at the
expense of their own labor.
Teach them Thrift!
Give them a bank book for Christmas
with a small sum to start the account!
Encourage them to save.
Help them add to it and cultivate the de
sjre for independence.
Teach them to save."
Let them know the value of money.
First National Bank of Heppner