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Volume 44, Number 8.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 19, 1927
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FOR RELIEF OF
VICTIMS OF FLOOD
Don't You Want to Help?
NOTED JURIST, DIES
Funeral at Pendleton At
tended by Large Num
ber of Friends.
BEGAN IN LAW HERE
S. E. Notson, Former Partner, Pays
Tribute; Bar Association Passes
Some thirty or more people from
Heppner motored to Pendleton Mon
day to attend the funeral of the late
Judge Gilbert W. Phelps, whose death
occurred at Good Samaritan hospital
In Portland on Friday afternoon last
Judge Phelps had been ill for two
years, following a stroke of paralysis.
During this time, however, he had
continued to act as judge of the sixth
Judicial district, composed of Morrow
and Umatilla counties, though much
of the time he suffered from the ill
ness and was unable to attend his of
ficial duties. He had been ill since
about the first of March and some
three weeks ago wa taken to Port
land where he was being cared for at
the hospital, and death came to him
suddenly, though not unexpected by
Ills family and close friends.
Gilbert W. Phelps was born in
Pennsylvania January 19, 1872, and
was 66 years of age at the time of his
death. In 1876 he came to The Dalles
with his parents, grew up in that city
where he attended school, later going
to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he grad
uated from the law school of the state
university. He was married in this
city in 1899 to Cora Hart, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hurt, and to
this union two daughters were born,
Misses Margaret and Genevieve
Phelps, who, with their mother, sur
vive. Judge Phelps began his practice as
an attorney at Heppner. On coming
here he was associated with the late
W. R, Ellis, congressman from the
second Oregon district. After the
election of Mr. Ellis to Congress,
Judge Phelps continued his law prac
tise here and later became associated
with Samuel E. Notson. Being elect
ed district attorney in 1904, Judge
Phelps moved to Pendleton with his
family, and that city had since been
his place of residence. In 1910 he
was appointed circuit judge to suc
ceed Henry J. Bean when the latter
was elected to the supreme bench.
In 1912 he was elected to succeed
himself and was reelected in 1918
and in 1924, never once being opposed
in his candidacy for the office.
His funeral was one of the largest
ever held in Pendleton. Services
were held in the Episcopal church
and the congregation overflowed into
the street. Judge Phelps was one of
the most prominent jurists in the
state, and the esteem in which he was
held was attested by the many who
came from a distance to be present
when the last sad rites were per
formed. From the East Oregonian of Mon
day evening we have this account:
"Flowers in all their beauty were
sent by a host of friends; the church
was filled with beautiful blooms which
attested to the esteem in which Judge
Phelps was held. I
"Rev. Kalph V. Hinkle, rector of the
Church of the Redeemer, conducted
the funeral services. Music was by
the vested choir, under the direction
of Mrs. Charles Bond.
"Active pall bearers were John Ad
ams, George Hartman, Roy Ritner,
J. V. Tallman, S. R. Thompson and R.
T. Brown. Honorary pall bcarcra
were Congressman N. J. Sinnott, Levi
Chrisman, M. Z. Donnell and Judge
Fred Wilson of The Dalles; Senator
Fred Steiwer, Wilson E. Brock, Dr.
W. T. McNnry, E. M. Wingate of Port
land, H. M. Cockburn of Milton and
S. E. Notson of Heppner. All were
old-time friends of Judge Phelps."
The Umatilla and Morrow county
bar associations attended in a body.
The services at the grave were short.
"Lead Kindly Light," a favorite hymn
of Judge Phelps, was sung by a male
quartette, and the bpdy was commit
ted to its final resting place in the
family plot in Olney cemetery.
The long residence of Judge Phelps
in this city, where he gained the last
ing friendship of our citizens, leads
us to state that his departure is keen
ly regretted here. While his home
was in the other part of his disrtict
for the past score of years, yet he
was often here in his official capacity
und the friendships formed earlier
were constantly renewed. Judge
Phelps was held in very high esteem
by Morrow county poople and we feel
that there is little that we couUI add
that would strengthen the estimate
placed upon him by those whose priv
ilege it was to know and be associat
ed with him during his years of pub
lic and private service to the commun
ity. Because of his close association
with Judge Phelps, we are glad to
give the following from District At
torney S. E. Notson:
"My business and official relations
with Judge Phelps when I first came
to Heppner and my official relations
with him during the past ten years
have given me an Insight into his life
and character which enables me to
make something of an appraisal of
his worth. He was the kind of a
friend whoso friendship is prized. He
was a safe couselor in all matters
upon which advice was sought. He
believed in individual Integrity and
responsibility. This is aptly illus
trated in his instructions to me when
he named me as deputy district attor-
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Local Legion Post to Sponsor
Show Soon; Memorial Serv
ices Will be Held on 30th.
Realizing the need for cooperation
by Heppner citizens in the work of
raising money for the relief of vic
tims of the disastrous Mississippi
flood, Heppner Post No. 87, American
Legion, will sponsor a benefit picture
show soon. The entire proceeds of
the show will be turned over to the
relief fund, the expenses in connec
tion therewith to be tuken care of by
the local organization. While the
date has not been set definitely, due
to the uncertainty in securing the
desired picture, it is expected the
show will be held near the end of the
month, and announcement will be
made next week.
Through the efforts of Manager
Sigsbee of the Star theater, one of the
best of the war comedies, Buster
Keaton in "Spud," has been secured.
This picture is a late release and ac
cording to the reviews is extraordin
Memorial services this year will be
held at Elks Temple at 10:30 o'clock,
May 30th, followed by the usual cere
monies at the cemetery. The program
will be under auspcies of the Legion
post and Auxiliary, the latter having
charge of the poppy sale.
It is expected the Legion swimming
tank wlil be opened the first of June,
with Chas. Ayers in charge. Needed
repairs to the tank and bath houses
are being made and it is hoped con
ditions this year will permit running
the tank continuously.
Champion Trap Team
Will Go to Eugene
The trapshootiner squad of Heppner
Rod and Gun club that won the cham
pionship in the ahoot-off match of the
Orepronian state telegraphic shoot at
Portland last year, will take part in
the event apain May 28 at Eugene.
Making up the squad are Chas. Lat-
ourcll, L. Van Marter, Dr. A. D. Mc
Murdo, Chas. Vaughn and Albert
Teams finishing in the first ten
places in the telegraphic shoot will
participate in the shoot-ol Hepp
ner's gunmen finished sixth. One day
of the Pacific Coast Divisional shoot
to be held at Eugene Mny 26-30 is
given over to this event.
A supreme effort will be made to
keep the beautiful loving cup, tro
phy of the shoot-off won last year,
Heppner a nimrods aver. The cup
must be won three times in succes
sion to obtain permanent possession.
In a practice shoot the other day,
Van Marter broke 98 out of 100 clay
birds and the other sqund members
have also been going well.
MAIN STREET IS
SOAKED IN OIL
As a part of the program of oiling
the Heppner-Ione section of the Ore
gon-Washington highwny, Main street
in Heppner has received its first bap
tist of the black fluid this week. The
city joined with the state highway
department to have the street oiled
from curb to curb, and this process
was carried out on May street to the
bridge across Willow creek.
It is a dirty street we have just at
present but this can be endured for
a season, as we know it will be ex
cellent when completed.
TO START DAILY BIBLE SCHOOL.
The vacation Bible school will open
at 9 o'clock a. m., May 23. Mrs. Jts.
Burgess will have charge of the kin
dergarten at the Christian church.
This includes all children under six
and those who have had half a year
at school. Miss Ehznbeth, Phelps
will be in charge of the primary de
partment at the Christian church.
This department will include chil
dren who have finished the first, sec
ond and third grades. Mrs. Bramer
is loader for the juniors at the Meth
odist church. All fourth, fifth and
sixth grades will be in this depart
ment. Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Stanley
Moore will conduct the intermediate
department at the Episcopal parish
house. All seventh and eighth grade
pupils and those of the high school
will find a place there. Mrs. Bower
will again have a hymn playing class
at the Methodist church. Anyone
wishing to learn more of hymn play
ing will enjoy this class. Those play
ing instruments other than the piano
are also needed. Many interesting
things are baing planned for the
year's work. All children ought to be
there for the first session because
only two weeks will bo held this year,
Send your childre, so they muy learn
more of the Bible mil n greater love
for it. CLARA BEAMER.
THE NEW TESTAMENT.
How did we get it? Do we have it
from the Cntholic Church? Do we
believe it because the said church
s.iys It is genuine? If so how cf.n
we be protestnnt? Tneso are ques
tions we should think about and know
the answers to. This will bo the sub
ject of the Sundny evening sermon
at the Church of Christ.
The morning service will S3e the
second discourse from the Kphesian
letter . The subject will be, "A Pray
er for the Church."
There will be a place for you ut
Bible School and Christian Endeavor.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
Committee Appointed to
Arrange Details for
With the machinery of the annual
Chautauqua getting well under way,
and the advertising at hand, the pro
moters of that entertainment are
feeling assured that it will be a suc
A meeting was held in the council
chambers last Friday evening at
which were present most of the 36
guarantors of the Chautauqua, and
a series of committees was appointed
to handle the local situation.
Attorney J. J. Nys, Frank Turner
and Frank Shively were appointed as
a grounds committee, with instruc
tions to procure a suitable site for
the Chautauqua. While nothing defi
nite has been arranged as yet, it is
hoped that the committee will be able
to procure the vacant lot beside John
Skuzeski's tailor shop, as this is
thought to be the most advantageous
location possible to procure.
Postmaster Smead was chosen to
act upon a committee for the sale of
tickets. It is the plan of this com
mittee to dispose of as many season
tickets as they possibly can, since by
this method the expenses of the Chau
tauqua can best be assured. The price
of season ticketB has been set at $2.50
for adults, $1.50 for high school stu
dents, and $1.00 for grade pupils.
While these prices are rock bottom,
it is the policy of the committee to
encourage attendance at Chautauqua
particularly on the part of the
A committee consisting of Attor
neys J. J. Nys and S. E. Notson was
appointed to arrange for the control
of all concessions on the grounds and
in the show tent. L. W. Briggs was
asked to arrange for a corps of ticket
sellers to take charge at the grounds.
Supt. James burgess, Albert Adkins
and County School Superintendent
Helen M. Walker were placed in
charge of all advertising to be done
in connection with the Chautauqua.
The group of townspeople who are
Lehind the Chautauqua are quite op
timistic as to its success. There can
be no doubt but that such an enter
tainment is a feature of community
life that should not be overlooked. In
many communities throughout the
state, the annual Chautauqua is an
event that is looked forward to with
a great deal of pleasure on the part
of both young and old.
The prgoram this year gives every
promise of being both insrtuctive and
interesting, and will contain many ex
cellent entertaniment features; is so
varied that all tastes will be satisfied,
end every number is clean and of the
highest order. Let everyone boost for
the local Chautauqua that it may go
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
H. R. Johnson, high school princi
pal, expects to leave on a 7000-mile
trip with the ending of school. Going
south into California first, he will
cricle north to his home in Mon
tana, then back to Oregon and the
Willamette valley where he has ac
cepted a position in a logging camp
for the remainder of the summer. His
trip will take a month.
The Eastern Star social club en
joyed a very pleasant afternoon Sat
urday at Masonic hall. Four tables
of bridge were in play and resulted
in first honors going to Mrs. H. L
Ramsey and second to Mrs. Bert Ma
son. Hostesses for the occasion were
Mrs. W. P. Mahoncy and Mrs. W. O.
Dix, and delicious refreshments were
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Latourell, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Shively, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Bowker and Dr. A. D. McMurdo, were
visitors in Yakima, Wash., Sunday.
The gentlemen are all trap artists
who took part in the state trapshoot
there on that day. No championships
were won, it is understood.
Rev. I. V. Parker, pastor at the
Methodist community church in this
city during the past year, has ten
dered his resignation and will preach
his farewell sermon Sunday. Mr. Par
ker has arranged to take up the work
of soliciting for a firm of merchant
tailors and will go on the road.
Edward Chinn is this week giving
his residence on Gale street the
"once over" with a coating of fresh
paint, Clarence Hesseltine doing the
work. "Clean up, paint up" seems to
be the slogan right now, and much
improvement of this nature is going
on nbout town.
Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Moore de
parted on Monduy for Seattle, where
they are attending the Provincial Sy
nod of the Episcopal church bc'ng
held there this week. Because of th
absence of the rector, there will be
no services at All Saints' church on
Dr. McMurdo reports the arrival
of twins to Mr. and Mrs. John Gar
ner of this city on Friday last. A
boy and a girl were included, weigh
ing 6 3-4 and 7 pounds respectively.
Twins and mother are doing nicely
and John is expected to recover.
Miss Esther Wright, supervisor of
music in the Heppner schools for the
past year, will leave shortly for a trip
east, accompanying her father and
mother. She has accepted the posi
tion here for another year.
Clarence Scrivner returned to his
home in Heppner the first of the
week from an extended visit to Cali
J. F. McMillan, Lexington farmer
in Heppner Tuesday, reports crops
coming along fine.
Here is a typical group of Mississippi flood victims a family of
white tenants driven to the levee from the lowlands. They are
awaiting the arrival of a Red Cross relief boat to take them to t
amp on the highlands. The Red Cross is still asking for funds.
Heppner and lone
Win Sunday Games
Won Lost Pet.
Heppner 6 1 .833
lone 3 3 .500
Condon 2 4 .333
Arlington 2 4 .333
Morrow county is to the fore in the
Morrow-Gilliam baseball league, with
Heppner and lone winning their
games Sunday. Heppner took a one
sided fray at Condon 6-1, while lone
at home won from Arlington 8-2. Un
less something unforeeen happens,
Heppner should have the pennant
cinched with a 4-win lead. A large
Lumber of Heppner fans accompanied
the team to Condon.
Next Sunday Arlington comes to
Heppner and lone goes to Condon.
Heppner-Condon box score follows:
Heppner AB R H PO A E
Smith, ss 5 0 0 2 1 0
Anderson, m 4 0 110 0
Van Marter, 2 4 2 2 1 3 0
LaMear, c ., ( U 0 0
Drake, p 4 2 12 5 0
Aiken, r 3 0 10 10
Turner, r 10 10 0 0
C. Cason, 3 4 0 0 0 3 0
Hoskins, 1 4 0 0 14 1 0
G. Cason, 1 4 1 2 2 0 0
D. Ashenfelter, 2 .... 3 112 3 0
Wilkins, 1 4 0 1 8 0 2
Brown, 1 4 0 0 4 1 0
E. Ashenfelter, 3 .... 4 0 0 0 0 0
Fitzmaurice, c 3 0 0 8 0 0
Hammond, p 2 0 0 1 2 0
Burns, r 3 0 0 1 0 0
Baker, m 3 0 0 1 0 0
Wilmott, ss 3 0 12 10
Umpires, Bosque and Wilson; scor
er, Mercer; three-base hits, Wilkins,
LaMear, first base on balls off Drake,
2; two-base hit Aiken; struck out by
Drake, 4, by Hammond, 6; double
play, Drake to VanMarter to Hoskins.
Some Sales of Wool
Made Here This Week
There has been some little activity
in the wool market at Heppner this
week, and several clips have ben sold.
Buyers are still on the field and other
sales are pending, but as we go to
press no reports have been handed in.
J. Koshland & Co. bought the Tom
O'Brien clip at 29H cents. 'The John
Healy and John C. Doherty clips were
taken by E. J. Burke Wool Co., the
former bringing 29H cents and the
latter 30 cents. The Ralph Corrigall
clip was purchased a week or so ago
by Burke but the price was not men
MRS. JUSTUS SURPRISED.
On last Sunday, the anniversary of
the birth of Mrs. D. O. Justus, was
made the occasion of a very pleasant
surprise, and a number of friends of
that estimable lady gathered at the
Justus home on Hinton creek to cele
brate the event. The gathering was
one of great pleasure to both Mrs.
Justus and the self-invited guests,
and the occasion of her birth anniver
sary was quite properly celebrated.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. D.
O. Justus, Mrs. Ralph Justus, Mr. and
Mrs. E. G. Noble, Mrs. Henry Howell,
Mrs. W. E. Straight, Mrs. T. J. Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Devin, Mrs. W. T.
Campbell, Mrs. W. G. McCarty and
Mrs. B. G. Sigsbee.
Baccalaureate services for Heppner
high school were held on Sunday eve
ning at the Christian church and a
large audience gathered for the oc
casion. The graduating class of 22
were all present and marched to their
place in the church as Miss Esther
Wright played the processional. In
vocation was by Milton W. Bower, and
Miss Wright sang "Goin' Home" by
Dvorak. Rev.- Melville T. Wire, pas
tor of the First Methodist church of
Pendleton delivered the sermon and
held the close attention of the au
dience for 40 minutes to a discourse
that was in every way inspirational
and uplifting. "Deep River," a negro
spiritual, was sung by the boys' oc
tette and the benediction was by Mr.
Good milch cows for sale. C. C.
Sargent, lone, Ore. 8-9
Class of '27 Finishes
The annual commencement exer
cises of Heppner high school will be
held at the auditorium tomorrow
(Friday) evening. Charles A. How
ard, state superintendent of public
instruction, will be present to deliver
the address. The program follows:
Priests' March Mendelssohn
Solo Marjorie Clark
Invocation Rev. B. Stanley Moore
Song : Girls' Chorus
Address C. A. Howard
Presentation of Diplomas
Mrs. E. R. Huston
Song Boys' Chorus
Presentation of Norton Winnard
Memorial Cup Supt. Burgess
Song Boys' Chorus
Benediction .... Rev. B. Stanley Moore
Those who receive diplomas are
Mary Ritchie, Tom Wells, Marvin
Wightman, Grace Buschke, Marjorie
Clark, Mae Groshens, Laura Williams,
Louise Thomson, Ruth Furlong, Vel
ma Fell, Audrey Beymer, Merle Beck
et, Freda Akers, Ethel Moore, Eugene
Doherty, Reta Crawford, Anna Wight
man, Ethel Hughes, Marjorie French,
Orrin Bisbee, and Joy Erwin.
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
The American Legion Auxiliary met
Tuesday evening, May 17, with 13
members present. The unit voted to
make up and send a bundle of cloth
ing to the Child Welfare committee.
This is to be in charge of Lucille
Wilson, chairman, and the clothing
k to be delivered to the Legion hall
on Wednesday afternoon, May 25th.
It is hoped that all members will be
generous in their donations of chil
dren's, women's and men's clothing.
Answering an appeal for relief for
tx-service men's families who are
suffering in the Mississippi flood dis
aster, the Auxiliary voted to send
$5.00 for that purpose.
The presentation of the bronze med
al award and accompanying certifi
cate to the 8th grade girl who wins
it, will take place at the commence
ment exercises at the high school on
Friday, May 20th.
For a time the glee club practice
will be held on Wednesday afternoon
at 3:30 instead of in the evening.
Let us have a good attendance at
these practices, as it is only two
months until convention time.
The Unit is in receipt of a letter
from state headquarters, which gives
us a good outline of the need for
the work we are trying to do. It
ieds as follows:
"At no time in the history of hos
pital 77 has there ever been enough
of anything supplied by the Auxiliary
n. embers and friends of the patients,
,.nd the same is true of our Child
Welfare work. Mrs. Weber hesitates
often to make so many appeals to the
Units thinking that the Units may
got tired of hearing of so many wants
and needs, but they are always so
badly needed that she just has to ask
lor them. It is true that these boys
would not starve, neither would they
freeze to death if these things were
not supplied, but they are the com
forts which are not supplied by the
Government and which make hospital
life more comfortable, if such a thing
is possible, for the service man. Many
of the things supplied by our women
can be classed as necessities, and
Mrs. Weber never asks for anything
which is not actually needed. Every
penny earned by the patients of our
hospital 77 is badly needed by both
the patient and his family, and your
sales of the wares made by them are
not only a great help but many times
a real life-saver. The patients ap
preciate to the full the service ren
dercy by the American Legion Aux
iliary, and refer to us as "the women
who do not forget."
"Here is an instance of need: a
lovely warm quilt was sent by one
Unit to the Child Welfare committee.
This was given to a disabled veter
an's wife, who told Mrs. Weber, after
using the quilt, that it was the first
night she had slept warm all winter.
There are many other convincing in
stances. "Heppner Unit has been among the
first in our Department in the mat
ter of hospital and child welfare
work, and we trust we may have their
continued support. Be assured of
our appreciation and that of the pa
tients o' sospital 77."
Pigs for Sale S. Fryrear, phone
14F11, Heppner. 6-8
Local People Take Interest in Test
Sponsored by Brown Ware
Much interest was manifested in
the fine display of home cooking at
the window of Hiatt & Dix on Satur
day forenoon, the display being that
of contestants in the baking contest
sponsored by Brown Warehouse Co.
of this city, in which their Princess
brand of flour was used. Light bread
in loaves, rolls and buns and numer
ous cakes had been entered and there
was keen interest shown on the- part
of the public when the judging was
The Rhea Creek Grange also had a
number of entrants in the contest,
and besides they brought cooked food
which went on sale, together with the
i baking that entered the contest, the
proceeds of the sale of the entire lot
of baking going to the Grange, and
there was not an article that did not
sell readily and well.
Judges for the contest were Miss
Anne Murray, teacher of domestic
science in the Heppner school and O.
A. C. graduate; Mrs. Olive Bassett
Hughes, also graduate of O. A. C.
and Mrs. Olive Campbell. Regular
standard score cards were used for
judging and the score for bread ran,
appearance 15 points, crust 10, crumb
35, flour 40. For light biscuits, ap
pearance scored 20, flour 35, the other
points the same as for bread. Cakes,
appearance 15, crust 5, crumb 60, flour
30. Prize winners were:
Lot 1, bread First prize, $10.00,
Mrs. O. T. Ferguson, score 97; second
prize, two sacks Princess flour, Mrs.
O. T. Ferguson, score 90; third prize,
five-pound can Shilling's Best baking
powder, Mrs. Alex Green, score 89.
Lot 2, light biscuits First prize,
$5.00, Miss Donna Brown, score 88;
second prize, one sack Princess flour,
Mrs. Eva Wright, score 81; third
prize, 2H-lb. can Shilling's Best bak
ing powder, Donna Brown, score 79.
Lot 3, cake First prize, $10.00, Mrs.
Albert Adkins, score 97; second prize,
two sacks Princess flour, Mrs. Vawter
Crawford, score 92; third prize, 5-lb.
can Shilling's Best baking powder,
Mrs. Alex Green, score 87.
Mr. Graves, Arrestee,
Takes French Leave
Harvey Graves dug his way through
the roof of the county bastile last
Thursday night to freedom. In com
pany with Tom Williams Graves was
arrested April 3 in Portland for al
leged wool theft and the couple were
brought here to stand trial, charged
with taking wool missed at the Henry
When Howard McDuffee, deputy
sheriff, made his last visit to the jail
late Thursday evening, he thought he
had left both gentlemen, the only oc
cupants, securely inside the cell. But
it seems they ran a "stall" on him.
According to report, Williams said
Graves was asleep in the cell bunk,
and the deputy thinking it unneces
sary to disturb him, never gave the
matter close attention. Later devel
opments, however, led to the belief
that Graves was hiding out on top of
the cell, there being considerable
space between it and the jail ceiling.
Anyway, Thursday morning a good
sized manhole was discovered in the
jail roof above the cell and Graves
was missing. He has not been heard
from since. The tools, apparently
used by Graves and left between the
ceiling and the roof, consisted of a
two-foot stove bolt, sharpened on the
end, a piece of iron gas pipe and a
broken-handled jack knife.
Williams refused to talk when ques
tioned by Sheriff McDuffee Friday
morning. It is thought that it would
have been easy for him to have ac
companied Graves and that he may
use the fact of his staying as an aid
to defend himself. Both men are said
to have criminal records.
Graves is 23 years old, weighs 165
pounds, is 6 feet 9 inches tall, has
very dark long hair. When he left
the jail he was wearing overalls and
juniper over breeches and puttees. He
was bareheaded. His quick disap
pearance makes it seem probable that
he had outside assistance in making
Sunday, May 29th, is Memorial Sun
day, and as usual will be observed at
Heppner by appropriate services. A
union service is planned, to be held
at 11:00 o'clock at the Methodist
church, the sermon to be delivered
by Rev. B. Stanley Moore, rector of
Ail Saints' Episcoual church. There
are but seven veterans of the Civil
War left in Morrow county, and it is
planned to have these all present if
possible on this occasion. Veterans
cf all other wars are also asked to
join in, and the request is made by
the G. A. R. that all members meet
at the headquarter ot the American
Legion post in Heppner at 10:30 a. m.,
that they may e.-cort the colors ot
the post and go in a body to the
church for the memorial service.
HAS PARALYTIC STROKE.
George Thomson suffered a stroke
of paralysis that affected his entire
left side Sunday night. He awoke
in the morning to find himself in this
condition, not knowing when he was
afflicted. Mr. Thomson is reported to
be recovering, though it will be some
time before he can again take up his
duties with the firm of Thomson Bros.
By Arthur Brisbane
Ladies 14073 B. C.
Don't Die of Cancer.
Government Should Pay.
Need Non-Explosive Fuel
A, W. Pond, scientific gentleman,
back from Africa, savs ladies of 150,
000 years ago used cosmetics, "ex
travagant ornaments" and painted
their cheeks red.
They went to extremes, wore neck
laces made of ostrich eggs, and some
of them painted their faces yellow
and black, as well as red.
Still earlier, 600,000 years ago, when
men used "fist hatchets," long sharp
stones shaped like pickaxes, the la
dies, then covered from head to foot
with reddish hair, were probably pull
ing the hair from their cheeks, no
ticing that gentlemen preferred
smooth skin. It has been a long, pain
ful climb to the flapper of today, but
Don't die of cancer it isn't neces
sary. At the age of forty, one out of
every ten persons has a cancer. 100,
000 die of cancer in the United States
every year. At least 75,000 die un
necessarily. Autopsies show that
thousands, dead of old age, take can
cers to the grave with them.
Pay attention to any strange growth
on the body. A few seconds work
will often prevent a cancer spread
ing. Above all, keep in good condi
tion, with regular sleep, moderate ex
ercise, much fresh air and your blood
will take care of the cancer.
The Government has wondered
what to do with surplus taxes. It
might use the first few hundred mil
lions to indemnify victims of the
Mississippi flood. If Government had
used its brains and money and had
done its duty, in years past, the flood
would not have occurred.
Those that realize the importance
of soil fertility will be interested in
Colonel Ewing's casual remark that
men digging for artesian wells in
lower Louisiana, went through fif
teen hundred feet of the richest soil,
deposited by the great river, a soil
far richer and deeper than that of
Standard Oil of New York will is
sue $125,500,000 new stock, bringing
the total up to about $450,000,000.
The company doesn't need that tri
fle, but will let employes of the com
pany buy the stock to increase in
terest in their work. They had al
ready bought ten millions of the
Uldine Utley, fifteen-year-old evan
gelist, arrived to save soula in New
York at an unfortunate moment, with
the onyder case in full blast. Not
even a New Yorker can attend to
everything at once. Still, she saved
forty-five souls on her opening night
not bad, in New York. But some
will need to be saved several times.
New York's night life is exciting.
In Baltimore Jules Askin, artist,
painted from nature on the Sabbath.
You are not supposed to work on
Sunday in Baltimore. They locked
him up. He asked: "Who paints
the beautiful sunrise and sunset on
Sunday, and what do you do to Him?"
The cold jailer replied: "Ask the
judge; you're not supposed to argue."
A hydroplane struck by lightning,
in full flight, falls, the gasoline tank
exploding and killing four. This will
not discourage flying, but will stimu
late work on non-explosive fuel. The
Germans are near it, with their ex
traordinarily light Diesel engine con
struction. Some day, wireless power, taken
from sources miles below the flier,
will solve the problem.
An unfortunate leper, John Early,
is at large somewhere in the South,
having escaped from the Carville
Men dread to arrest him, but there
is little to fear. Soap and water have
reduced leprosy to an insignificant
disease. And the newest discovery,
chaulmoogoa oil, conquers it.
HEAVY RAIN BENEFICIAL.
Beginning early Wednesday evening
and continuing through the night a
steady downpour of rain struck Mor
row county and the benefit to growing
crops and range is great. Generally
speaking, there was no grain suffer
ing, but it is welcome just the same
and has dispelled any gloom that
might have been gathering on the
part of the farming community. We
predicted a bumper yield of wheat
for Morrow county lust week; this
rain makes that prediction quite safe,
and there seems to be more in the
MASONS ABANDON MEETINGS,
Because of the oiling of Mani street
of Heppner it has been thought best
to discontinue any meetings at the
Masonic hull until the work is com
pleted and the possibility of tracking
oil onto the carpets is passed. We are
requested to announce, therefore, that
all meetings will be abandoned for
the balance of the month ot May, at