i eppet Volume 44, Number 1. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 31, 1927 Subscription $2.00 a Year CLEAN-UP DAYSET FOR TUESDAY. 1ZIH Cooperation of Citizens Asked to Make This City Shine. HAULING TO BE FREE City to Stand Expense of Conveying Rubbish Away, If Properly Handled. Heppner is to receive its annual whitewashing. The city council has decreed that April 12 be designated as "Clean-Up Day," and in accordance with this decree E. G. Noble, mayor, has issued a proclamation to be found in another column of this issue. As has been the policy heretofore followed by the city Sovernment, free hauling service will be furnished on this day. In deciding on Tuesday as clean-up day, Mayor Noble said : "It is the intention of the council !n naming Tuesday, that this dav will be used in carrying away the rubbish, the hauling service to be furnished by the city. It is believed that many people find it convenient to do their work at home on Sunday while others prefer to do it on Monday, and by set ting this day for hauling everyone will have ample opportunity to get their ruubish in shape for the trucks when they call. "I want to appeal to the civic pride of everyone in Heppner to cooperate to the fullest extent in making the day a success." All rubbish should be put in proper containers and placed at the front approach to property, where it is most easily accessible to the truckmen, the decree states. Boxes, barrels, or ether pood containers may be used, but it is necessary that the rubbish be put in such form as to be easily bandied. Not only should the immediate grounds of the home be put in apple I ie order, but parkings, alley ways, vacant lots and such adjoining prop erty should also be cleaned up. Now iB the best time to get the weeds, and if the work is done in good shape, lit tle trouble will be encountored in keeping them down all summer. " E. Nordyke, who hsa been a patient for many weeks at the Heppner Sur gical hospital, was able to return to his Lexington home the first of this' week. While not fully recovered from his terrible burns, Mr. Nordyke it. so far along as to be able to get about, but his wounds are not all healed and will require his visiting toe doctor in Heppner frequently for dressings. The many friends of Mr. Nordyke rejoice with him that he was able to be restored to health ufter such a severe experience as he has passed through. Twin sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bookman at their home in this city on Saturday, March 26thJ One of the little men weighed 74 pounds and the other tipped the scales at 7. Dr. McMurdo reports all as getting along well. Dr. Frank B. Kistner of Portland was a visitor in Heppner on Monday, remaining over until Tuesday fore noon. He was accompanied by Mrs. KiBtner and their son. Mrs. Ralph Scott and baby have re turned home from the Morrow Gen eral hospital. HE CERTAINLY NEEDS Irrigation Cases Argued Before Referee Beckwith Court Reporter J. S. Beckwith of Pendleton was in Heppner on Monday and Tuesday, taking testimony in the irrigation cases of Krebs Bros. vs. Aubrey Perry, watermaster, and A. Henrikaen, and Hynd Bros. Co., vs the same parties. The cases grew out of a disagreement over the use of water in the Cecil district, and when they were called in court before Judge Phelps, the judge ordered the testimony to be taken before Mr. Beckwith as referee. Appearing for the plaintiffs were attorneys C. L. Sweek and S. E. Van Vactor, while Mr. Henriksen was rep resented by Judge James A. Fee of Pendleton. Much interest was mani fested in the hearing by Cecil folks, and that community was well repre sented here on Monday and Tuesday. Boy Scouts to Collect Donated Library Books Many books have already been promised in the campaign being made this week by the Heppner Public Li brary association for book donations, and a great many more will probably be ottered by Saturday when the Heppner Boy Scout troop will collect them. Besides the gifts of books new members have also been added to the roster in this campaign. It is prac tically assured that the total' mem bership will exceed 100 persons by the end of the week. Previous to this campaign 60 members had been en listed. Constitution and by-laws of the as sociation were adopted Monday eve ning. Too many other activities in the city prevented as large a turnout as desired, however, and some import ant positions provided for in the new government were left to be filled at another special meeting set for Sat urday night, April 2. A full report of the campaign to be finished on that day will also be made at the meeting and it is especially urged that all association members who possibly can, attend. , Remember, everyone is privileged to free use of the library. M. L. Case Buys Interest In Fair Store Building A deal was consummated this week tfhereby M. L. Case, of CaBe Furni ture company, purchased the control ling interest in the Fair store build ing on lower Main street, occupied at present by the postoffice and Phelps Grocery company, from A. G. Edamson of Seattle. Mr. Edamson was here on Tuesday and completed the deal with Mr. Case. Mr. Case contemplates some alter ations and improvements to the build ing, and may later on occupy a por tion with his furniture business. Some up-to-date apartments in the upper story are being figured on, and just what other changes will be made, Mr. Case is not prepared to say at present. Wm. Farley suffered a broken right arm at the wrist on Saturday. The injury resulted from his efforts in cranking a Ford and the thing kicked back with disastrous results to Wil liam. Dr. M&Murdo attended nim and had him out of the way just in time to look after another boy, Kemp Dick of lone, who had suffered a broken right wrist by being thrown from a horse the same day. This youngster, five years of age, had whut is known in surgery as a Colles fracture, and both bones of the wrist were broken. Sow and five pigs for sale. W. H. Cleveland, phone HF11. 1-2 A TRIM- MORSE RESIGNS AS COUNTY AGENT; TO ACCEPT BAKER JOB C. W. Smith of Dufur Takes Mor row County Position; Change to be Made Next Month. After being on the job for a period ol four years, Roger Morse has re signed his position as county agent for Morrow county, to accept a similar position in Baker county. While his appointment to the new position, as well as that of C. W. Smith of Dufur, as his successor here, is not officially confirmed just now, there is no doubt but that the change will be made in this order, and Mr. Morse will be leaving for his new field of labor about the latter part of April. Mr. Morse has filled his place in this county very satisfactorily to all parties concerned, since coming on the field, and the departure of him self and Mrs. Morse from Heppner will be regretted by the large number of friends they have made since com irg among us. We bespeak for Mr. Morse greater success in the larger field to which he is going. Concrening Mr. Smith, who is to be our new county agent, the Dufur Dis patch of last week has the following: Chas. W. Smith, Smith-Hughes in structor in the Dufur high school for the last four years, has Teceived an appointment as county agent of Mor row county with headquarters at Heppner and it is understood that Mr. Smith has accepted the Morrow county offer. Although the appoint ment was not effective immediately, Mr. Smith is endeavoring to secure an extension of time until school closes or until the board is able to secure a satisfactory substitute. Although the members of the school board regret the loss of Mr. Smith as un instructor in the local schools, they have signified their intentions of aiding him in every possible way and will undoubtedly waive any cium upon his services if his new work de mands his immediate presence, which is not considered likely. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Wash ington State college where he major ed in agriculture. Following his graduation, he was with the Smith Hughes department at Genesee, Ida ho, for two years, coming from that place to Dufur. Mr. Smith has always taken an ac tive part in the affairs of our city, being -a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Masonic lodge and Aremi can Legion of which latter organiza tion he is serving as commander at the present time. Both he and Mrs. Smith have made many friends in the community who regret their depart ure Irom Dutur, yet join in sincere wishes for their success in their new home. Heppner is fortunate to be able to enroll Mr. and Mrs. Smith as citizens of that community and Mor row county, to secure the services of a practical and efficient aKriculturist. A hearing was had at Irrigon the end of the week before the Public Service commission to consider the application of the roalroad company to discontinue the station service at that point for six months out of the year. It is claimed by the railroad officials that business does not jus tify them in keeping the station open lor more than half of the year, or during the season when the shipping of produce is on. The decision of the commission is looked for soon. Attorney Alger Fee of Pendleton was a Heppner visitor on Wednesday, being called to this city on legal bus iness. By A. B. CHAPIN AuTOCAST0 Clean-Up Day, April 1 2 The time of year has again ar rived when it is appropriate that our city be thoroughly cleaned up, in keeping with the freshness of Spring, and to foster the utmost in health, and happiness of our citi zenry. In recognition of this need we, the Common Council of the City of Heppner, have authorized Tuesday, April 12, as a special day to be set aside for cleannig up the city, and appeal to the civic pride of everyone to cooperate to the fullest extent in making this day successful in its purpose. All rubbish should be placed In boxes, sacks, barrels, or other prop er containers and placed in front of property, from where it will be hauled away at city, expense on April 12. The city statutes provide a penalty to be imposed upon of fenders who permit streets, alleys or other public thoroughfares ad joining their property to become cluttered up with rubbish, but it is hoped no extraneous measures will be necessary to have these cleaned up. By order of the Common Council) of the City of Heppner. E. G. NOUI.E, Mayor. OF HE Exquisite Operetta Gets Finishing Touches for April 5 Showing. "The latest news from Persia was to the effect that two American min ing engineers were held up by quar antine for ten days and did not ar rive at the Garden of the Shah of Persia until April 5 instead of March 29 as they had expected. All was in readiness for their visit and the entire royal family and harem was delighted to reteive the two young men from the U. S. A." Lest any misunderstanding shall arise from the above cablegram, no tice is hereby given that the high school operetta, "In the Garden of the Shah," under the direction of Esther Margaret Wright, supervisor of music, will be presented on Tues dny, April 5, 1927, Instead of March ?9. ' Ellis Thbmson as Samuel Johnson Jackson, the colored servant of Ted and Billy, has been finding great dif ficulty in escaping the wiles of a cer tain toothless lady of uncertain age, Known as Nowcbeh (Mae Groshens). To his utter dismay she has been feeding him on dates, millions of them, until he is beginning to come completely under her spell. Though former experiences in marital bliss have show.i the roughest side of the weaker sex, still "Sammy Dear" is weakening under the persistency of the old nurse. Posters are being made by the up per grades under the supervision of Miss Hester Thorpe, art teacher, and show evidences of careful training in the art of lettering. Costumes of the approved Persian cut and fit are be- png designed by the domestic art cdass of the high school with Ethel Hughes as holder of the scissors. The stage manager and builder of fences is Clarence Hayes and with his careful aisistants he is transforming the Star theatre into a true Persian garden, filled with beaut'iful flowers and closely guarded by high walls and heavy gates. There has been a change .in the cast. Mary Ritchie very kindly con sented to take the place of Edna Vaughn whose throat will not permit her continuing as soloist though she has worked hard and falthfulfy on her part for the past several weeks. Radio Program Given By Power Companies On Sunday evening, April 3, from 9 to 10 o'clock a program will be presented over KGW, Portland, spon sored by Portland Gas & Coke com pany, Northwestern Electric company and Pacific Power & Light company. The program will be made up of num bers by the Public Service Little Symphony orchestra, assisted by Ste phen Gnylord, baritone. The follow ing will be given : Orchestra, "Bohemian Girl" (Balfe) IjiU'itone Solo .... "The Want of You" ( Vandoi-pool) Orchestra, "Selections from George While's Scandals." Baritone Solo, "It Was not to Be," from Act III of "Der Trompeter von Sakkinger." Orchestra, Grand Opera Selection, "Thais" (Massenet) Baritone Solo "Who Is Sylvia?" (Schubertl Flute and Clarniet Duet, "L'Encore" (Victor Hevhert) Orchestra, "Dance of the Serpents" (Boccalnri) R. B. Rice of Artesian Well ranch suffered a kick from a horse at his home this morning, and his lip was so badly lacerated (hat it required eight stUches at tho hands of Dr. T.icMunio to close up the woun-1. ' Harvey Peterson who was operated on for ruptured appendix at the Mor row General hospital two weeks ago, has returned to his home on Rhea creek. Miss Vera Mahoney of Seattle is visiting this week at the homo of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W, P. Mahoney. APRIL 10 IS DATE SET FOR LEAGUE BASEBALL START Organization ' Detail Completed'; All Clubs Show. Pre season Strength. The Morrow-Gilliam County Base ball league season will open April 10 with Condon playing at Heppner and lone playing at Arlington. This is according to the schedule adopted at a meeting of directors of the league at Arlington Friday night. Iha schedule in full will be found else where in these columns. . Constitution and by-laws were also adopted at the meeting, comprehend' ing the smooth running of the or gamzation throughout the season. Each club will post $50 forfeit money to guarantee their just participation and $5 to defray league expense. In case of disputes not covered in the constitution or by-laws the decision of the directors shall govern. . It is the purpose of the league to play ail home players with the excep tion of a pitcher, or any other need' ed player not to be had in any town. All the clubs will comply with this ruling, according to their directors, and Condon is even going so far as to break in some youngster pitchers. lone already has an outside pitcher on the job, who is showing good in practice, and Heppner has the prom ise of "Ducky" Drake, whose reputa tion has beeh made in eastern Oregon. Arlington is trying to get the promise of "Toots" Montague to take the box for their club. The directors of the league are D. A. Wilson, Heppner; "Hap" Woods, lene; Earl W. Snell, Arlington, and G. T. Burns, Condon. Heppner's club will get it's first taste of real battle Sunday in an all home scrimmage game. A team com posed of high school and "once was" players will offer the opposition, lone wlil play Hermiston at the same time to get their batting eye in trim, lone had a home practice game last Sunday and in pre-season form is the most formidable looking club of the lot. Predictions are useless at pres ent, however, for full strength of Condon and Arlington is open only to conjecture. Arlington will have the Ashenfelter boys and Buster Solves ter, three of the best "bushers" known in eastern Oregon circles and a lot to bo reckoned withr while Condon still has "Big Charlie" Fitzmaurice, "Kewpie" Clow, and a number of oth er old heads who are mighty tough. Heppner expects to have a good team in the field for the kick-off, as nightly practice makes prospects daily brighter. The crew with posi tion they may play include Gerald Smith, catcher and shortstop; Fred Hoskins, catcher and first base; L. Van Marter, second base; Carl Cason, third base; Paul Hisler, shortstop; "Ducky" Drake, pitcher; Lowell Tur ner, pitcher and outfielder; Paul Aik en, right field, Louy Allen, left field, and other outfielders, Guy Cason, 0. b. Flory, Harold Fywin. In solicitation for funds for the ball club made by F. B. Nickerson Friday, more than $250 was raised among local business men, and with the funds and players on hand, Man ager Barr is very optimistic over Heppner's prospects. Morrow County Pomona Meets Next Saturday Thwro in nlnminrl a Hicr mcntinv nf Mftrrnw Cniititv Pnmnnn P.rnnffp tit Morgan on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon. Fol lowing the dinner hour will be an op en meeting to the public, and it is hoped the people of the county will attend in just as large numbers as possible. An interesting program has been ar ranged but has been completed in time for publication. Geo. Palmiter of Hood liivpr. mnstpr nf the Rtntp Grange, will be present and appear as one oi tne speakers on tne pro gram, and there will be other inter esting features. Mr. Palmiter will also be a visitor ut the Sunday after noon meeting of Rhea Creek Grange, LOST An aluminum spirit level, somewhere between tlV Shively shop in Heppner and L. V. Gentry's ranch. Finder please return to Frank Shive ly. ,. mi m uihii minium mi I nil itn mi (ANNOUNCING- the arrival of the "Newish Four-Door, De Luxe Light Six Sedan Visit our show room and look it over Cohn oAuto Company HiiiiiimiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiliiim iiiiiiHMiiiitimiiiitiiiiwMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiitimiiuit Swaggart Building Leased to Sherman Electric Co. G. W. Swaggart, who is in the city today from his home at Pendleton, informs this paper that he has given a twenty year lease on the building on Main street just north of the pas time of McAtee & Aiken, to Sherman Electric company, who will convert the same into a down-town office and store room for the handling of elec trical supplier and fixtures. We understand that the company will also put the building in shape so they can have room for demon strating all kinds of electrical util ities that they will carry, it being their aim to induce the people of this community that are connected up with their power system, to use these accessories just as far as practicable, nr.d they will introduce the modern way of cooking and heating by elec tricity. We understand the company will put a new front in this building and there will be many other improve ments as well. Heppner In Waiting for Coming Cohdon Show All Heppner is anxiously awaiting the coming of the Condon Legion show, according to latest word emin- ating from the Elks' management, lo cal sponsors of the play, "Along the Missouri," to be given here April 12. It isn't just the same as a profes sional outfit coming to town for many members of the cast are well known by people here, who will appreciate their acting much the same as the big Condon audience did. Home talent performances always take well, anyway. There is that pre formed conception that the actors aren't doing their stuff for their liv ing, but more just for the love of the thing and with a philanthropic spirit. That's what takes with real folks who are able to appreciate a flaw or two in the acting every whit as much as the points of excellence. Then' again, "Along the Missouri" is a fine play in itself. It contains plenty of drama, good heavy drama, that is relieved from reaching the point of boredom by intermingling comedy good, wholesome comedy. A laugh and then a cry, and then an other laugh to keen the audience tense and relaxed in happy dovetail order, filling all the moments of its duration with heartfelt enjoyment. The Elks are sponsoring the show for the purpose fo starting a fund for the purchase of a large memorial tablet to be placed in their hall. Be- ides the fine sentiment displayed in the move, the tablet will be a beauti ful decoration for the hall, a monu ment to which the local lodge could point with pride. The Condon folks are coming to help the cause along, asking only their expenses for put ting on the show. Tennis Club Membership $1.50; Open to Everyone Membership in the Heppner Tennis club may be had by anyone desiring to play or to help out a worthy cause for the nominal fee of $1.50, entitling him to active participation for the year 1927, according to Frr.nk Har wood, president. Memberships may be left at Harwood's jewelry store. The club has two playing courts in good condition on the corner of May and Chase streets. Though these are of dirt construction, they are fairly smooth and are available for use any day. All club members are entitled to the same playing privileges. MONUMENT RESIDENT DIES. John U. Capon, residing about five miles below Monument, was called by death Tuesday, following a sickness of some weeks. He was a pioneer res ident of North Grant county, and is survived by the following children: Mrs. George McPuffee of Heppner. Mrs. George Bleakman, Mrs. Ray Wright and Mrs. Clyde Wright of Hardman; Mrs. Dempsey Boyer, and George and Harry Capon of Monu ment. Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Roberts came in from Portland Wednesday. They have been living in the metropolis since last fall but think they will ar range to make their home in Hepp ner for the present summer at least. They seem glad to be where they can see the sunshine :ie:ain. illlliiiiiiiitliiiiiiiimmimmiliiiiimimitmiiiimitm'' ini"fc By Arthur Brisbane "Going to Get Drunk." $10,000,000,000 Concern. Wheat for Vitamin B. Andy Was Wrong. This nation is drifting toward a costly, hate-breeding coal strike, set for April in central coal fields. The Yankee farmer "going to town to get drunk, and Lord how I dread it" was no more foolish than a country that forsees industrial civil war, surely coming, and does nothing to prevent it. The people own the coal fields and everything else in the nation under the right of eminent domain, they can do as they choose. They suffer the loss and inconven ience of all strikes, pay the bills in the end, and still they "go to town and get drunk." The United States Post Office def-. initeiy forbids sending the "Decamer on," by Boccaccio, through the mails. That is another wise decision which should not have been postponed so long. Mailing or selling that book should carry with it a sentence to prison. Standard Oil in the last three months has paid dividends of more than $55,000,000. That's at the rate of more than four per cent on four billion dollars; so there is a four bil- , iion dollar concern right there. If you wait a few years it will be a ten billion dollar concern. But, as you know, Mr. Rockefeller doesn't own aH of it, or even half of it. A great deal of Standard Oil pros perity, by the way, has been achieved in a market of hard competition by intelligent newspaper advertising. It is to be hoped the able managers know that, and Tealize that it pays to talk directly to the people through newspaper advertising. This writer, by the way, hasn't one dollar's inter est in any newspaper advertising, anywhere. Paris, advised by Andre Laphin, eats raw wheat and feels better. Mon sieur Laphin says a tablespoonful of germinating wheat, eaten before lun cheon, supplies vitamins lacking in other food, especially the vitamin B that stimulates nervous energy. Roman soldiers, as they marched toward Paris under Caesar, ate raw wheat slung in a bag at the belt, not bothering to soften it by germinating in water. Their skulls, dug up now, show marvelously strong teeth, ground down, but not one missing or decayed. Good bread, if you chew it well, is better for you, however. Govrenor Martin, of Florida, has forbidden race-track gambling in his State, and is to be congratulated. Less gambling money will go to Mi amm and other gambling points, but in the long run the State will be bet ter off. It will attract fewer black legs, thieves and other undesirables. Hubert T. Parson, president of the Woolworth company, who deals, thru his stores, with millions of Ameri cans, predicts that this Spring's bus iness generally will be the greatest in the history of the United States. That siiould comfort the pessimists. The world would be better off, a safer place for human beings and the animals will be happier when all life except human life shall have vanish ed, from the elephant in the jungle to the typhoid germs in drinking wa ter. If there were no crocodile! there would be no sleeping sickness. If there were no mosquitoes there would be no yellow fever, no malaria. If there were no cats or dogs many dis eases would disappear. Children get them from the fur of "pets." If there were no rats or ground squirrels to feed fleas, no fleas to bite humans, there would be no bubonic plague, and if there were no vermin spread by luck of human cleanliness there would be no deudly typhus. The common stock of the big steel company is declared by experts to have a book value now of $219 a share and to be earning above 12 per cent net. That's the stock that the hasty Mr. Carnegie called "pure air, not even water, and one Hint will nvpr be worth anything," when he refused to take a lot of it for nothing. You never can tell about values in the United States. GIVEN RECEPTION. A delightful reception of an infor mal nature, was given Mrs. Sarah Parker, muhter of Frank S. Parker, at the parlors of the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon. A large number of ladies from the Methodist and Christian churches, as well as many other friends, came to tender congratulations to Mrs. Parker on the occasion of her !;trd birthduy, and the occasion was one of much pleas ure to the honor guest as well as ail attending. Dainty refreshments of tea and cake were served, Mrs. Eu gene Campbell pouring, assisted by Miss Lulu linger. A. M. Markham is in the city today from his home at Freewater.