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Volume 44, Number 10.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 2, 1927.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
BIG TET TO DRAW
Tickets Selling Fast for
PLAYS ARE FEATURE
"The Family Upstairs" Comes First;
Every Number Comes Well
Heppner's 1927 Chautauqua opens
Tuesday evening under the big tent
to be erected just off Main on Center
street, on the lot known as the city
The demand for season tickets,
placed on sale this week, gives evi
dence of a large crowd, people expect
ing to be present from all parts of the
county. For greater convenience in
securing these tickets they have been
placed on sale at lone, Lexington,
Hardman and Irrigon besides the fol
lowing business houses in Heppner:
the postoftice, Phelps Grocery Co.,
Buhn's, Prophet's, Hiatt St Dix, and
M ra f?ilrrn'n
People living out of the city may
have tickets reserved for thm by
phoning any of these places. The
tickets are to be paid for June 7.
There need be no fear of fresh oil
on the highway or city streets as
word received by George Bleakman
from the state highway department
gives assurance that no further oil
is to be put on in this vicinity until
the 15th of the month. But, in case
it is decided to do oiling before then,
there need be no fear anyway, as the
next oiling will be covered immediate
ly with sand, protecting traffic effi
ciently. Miss Verona Hull, local Chautauqua
superintendent, is expected to arrive
in the city June 6, two days before
the opening, to complete all prepar
r.tions for a good start.
The program has been so arranged
that one of the very best numbers
comes first. "The Family Upstairs" is
a nation-wide play hit to be present
ed by one of the best professional
casts available, is the word received
from Chautauqua headquarters, and
everything should be done to impress
upon everyone the exceptional enter
tainment opportunity offered in this
number. The play is full of clean,
wholesome, real American comedy,
and takes a full two hours for its
Wednesday afternoon and evening
Beek's Music Land Entertainers offer
two programs replete with a variety
of selections expected to appeal to
all tastes. The company consists of
two artists, Mr. and Mrs. William
Beek, both of whom are talented mu
sicians, vocal and instrumental, and
good readers as well. You'll like thiB
jolly couple, the Chautauqua people
In the evening also comes Raymond
B. Tolbert with what is acknowledged
one of the leading lectures of the
day, "The Roots of the Republic."
Not a dry discourse on a hackneyed
topic. Mr. Tolbert is a real orator,
and gives much food for thought
about things that the average citizen
thinks little about.
Thursday afternoon comes a double
program and one certainly not to be
overlooked. Besides the "Maids '0
Dundee," five charming young ladies
with a fresh Scottish lineup, F. M.
Price will describe "America in 2927."
His address is not pure imagination,
it is taken from years of research in
economics, sociology and kindred sub
jects and is a near revelation. The
"Maids '0 Dundee" hold the stage
alone in the evening, and what more
need be said than five pretty lassies
in kilts, talented musicians everyone,
and loaded to the hilt with new and
clever Scottish songs, dunces and
skits. They are instrumentalists as
well as vocalists and the variety they
have to olTer should satiate the most
The Pollard Players come with a
unique dramatic offering Friday af
ternoon. Their program is of a light
er order and pleasing to the extreme.
Then another big play hit in the eve
ning, "Believe Me Xantippe." A story
of adventure, the play, acted by top
notch professionals, is one which ap
peals to Americans of all ages and
And to cup the climax, the Loveless
Twins Quartette have the last day
nil to themselves and when you hear
them you will be sorry there aren't
more days, according to word preced
ing them. Twin brothers married to
twin sisters compose the company.
They were chautuuqua headliners in
the east for four years and could still
be if they wanted to. With voices
well harmonized these charming
people give a varied entertainment,
spiced with clever comedy throughout.
They give classical and popular se
lections equally well, and give plenty
The local committee are completing
preparations for the thorough enter
tainment of visitors, and they extend
a warm invitation to everyone to take
advantage of the between-season lull
for a worthwhile and well reserved
vacation from June 7 to 11 in Hepp
ner. METHODIST COMMUNITY CHURCH
Rev. A. S. Hisey, District Superin
tendent, will preach at 11 o'clock, A.
M., Sunday, June B. The quarterly
conference will be held Saturday eve
ning, June 4, at 8 o'clock.
Rev. T. C. Elliott, D. D., will preach
ut 11 o'clock A. M., Sunday, June 12.
Rev. F. R. Spaulding, who will take
Rev. I. V. Parker's place as pastor,
will arrive within a few days and
take up the paatoral work,
LARGE CROWD H
Addresses by Rev. Moore and
Prof. Burgess Feature Services
on Sunday and Monday.
The union services in honor of Me
morial Sunday were well attended and
the seating capacity of the Methodist
church was taxed to the limit by the
people of the city who had gathered
to listen to the sermon delivered by
Rev. Stanley Moore of All Saints'
Episcopal church. A union choir fur
nished the music and several special
numbers were given. Members of
the G. A. R., Spanish War veterans,
W. R. C. and other organizations were
present and the minds of all were
directed to sacred memories. The
address of Mr. Moore was along lines
that stirred the spiritual and patriot
ic sentiments and he brought a splen
On Memorial Day the business
houses of Heppner closed, and at
10:30 the Star theater was filled by
an attentive audience that had gath
ered to hear the program of the day.
The stage was beautifully decorated
in the national colors and -Spencer
Crawford, commander of Heppner
Post No. 87, presided. Prayer was
offered by Milton W. Bower, the au
dienec sang Star Spangled Banner,
and P. M. Gemmell read General Lo
gan's Memorial Day orders. "This
Cay We Remember" was sung by a
ladies quartet composed of Grace
Buschke, Elsie Cowins, Helen Cohn
and Elizabeth Phelps.
The address of the day was deliv
ered by Supt. James M. Burgess, a
Legionaire, who greatly surprised a
large number in the audience by his
splendid ability as a public speaker;
a few had heard Mr. Burgess before
and were prepared to listen to what
they knew would be a worthwhile dis
course. Mr. Burgess dwelt to some
extent on the points of history per
taining to those organizations of the
soldiers following the Revolution, the
Civil War and other wars, showing
what an important part they had play
ed in the making of the country,
dwelling particularly on the Grand
Army of the Republic, whose fast
thinning ranks are making that or
ganization one of history, the speaker
took up the more recent organization
of the soldiers of the Great War, the
American Legion, giving a resume of
what has already been accomplished
in the few years of its existence and
cataloguing some of the cardinal prin
ciples of Americanism for which this
jounger army of veterans stands.
Ihe Legion is moving forward to the
tusk of eliminating illiteracy in this
ration, an evil in the body politic
that is a real menace to a republican
form of government; the Legion hopes
that ere another decade has passed
this Will be overcome. They are
standing firmly for the restriction of
immigration, and have been able to
do something toward curbing the
great influx of undesirable citizens to
the United States. Many other points
were made by the speaker along the
line of what can be expected of the
American Legion, and it is quite cer
tain that the people of this commun
ity have a better understanding of
the aims and objects of this great
body of young American manhood.
The Misses Mary and Patricia Mon
ahan sang beautifully the duet, "I
Am a Pilgrim," and Mr. Bower pro
nounced the benediction,.
The musical numbers on this pro
gram were accompanied at the piano
oy Mrs. waiter Moore.
Following the program at the thea
ter, a very large number proceeded
to the cemetery where the graves of
the departed soldiers were appro
priately decorated under the direction
of the W. R. C.
The American Legion Post, the Aux
iliary, W. R. C, and Girl Reserves
uttended the exercises in a body, but
only two of the G. A. R, veterans
were able to be present.
At Portland on Sundny afternoon
occurred the marriage of Miss Frances
Simpson to Harold Case of this city.
Miss Simpson was formerly engaged
as an instructor in Heppner high
school, and it was while living here
that the romance begun which has
so happily ended. Following a short
wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Case will
be at home to their friends in Hepp
ner. We have this full account of the
wedding from Monday's Oregonian:
Very simple yet exceedingly lovely
whs the wedding of Miss Frances
Simpson and Hnrold Cecil Case, which
was solemnized at the First Christian
church at 4 o'clock yesterday after
noon, Rev. H. H. Griffis officiating.
The church was decorated with
spring flowers and old brass candel
abra lighted with pink tapers.
The bride wore a gown of flesh pink
georgette. She was attended by her
small niece, Miss Marjorie Beam
who carried the wedidng ring. Miss
Margaret Fasching sang, accompan
ied by Miss Bertha King of Spokane,
who also played the wedding march.
Following the ceremony a reception
was held at the home of Mrs. R. D.
Beam, sister of the bride. Mrs. R,
Charles Niete, Mrs. James Silas Vann
and Mrs. Harry Riley poured. As
sisting in serving were Miss Louisa
Inabnit of Eugene, Miss Dorothy Akin
of St. Helens, Miss Olga Wikberg of
Salem, Miss Hazel and Miss Helen
White, and Mrs. D. H. Van Dusen, Jr.,
Mrs. Case is a graduate of the Unl
versity of Oregon, and a member of
Alpha Gamma Delta, Mortar Board
and numerous other honorary societ
ies, Mr. Case is in business with his
father In Heppner, where he and his
bride will make their home after
their wedding trip.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
A. M. Edwards, well driller, who
has been in Wallowa county for sever
al months, putting down wells, re
turned the first of the week to his
heme at Lexington. Because of the
failure of the bank at Joseph, Mr.
Edwards was unable to complete some
work he had under way.
We are pleased to report the con
tinued improvement in the condition
of George Thomson, a patient at Mor
row General hospital. He has so far
recovered from his recent stroke of
paralysis as to be able to receive
visitors, and his early recovery is
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Bayless de
parted on Tuesday on their automo
bile trip which will take them as far
as the old Bayless home in Virginia.
They expect to spend several weeks
on the journey and will remain for
most of the summer in the bouth.
A miniature cloudburst is reported
to have struck Willow creek above
the Ralph Thompson place on Tues
day afternoon. No serious damage
resulted, though the road was blocked
to some extent by the washing down
of a lot of loose gravel,
Mrs. Jos. Nys and little daughter
departed on Sunday for the Red River
valley in North Dakota, where they
will spend the summer. They were
accompanied as far as Roosevelt, Wn.,
by Mr. Nys, and took the train east
Neil Devlin, who underwent an op
eration for appendicitis a week ago
Monday, was able to be out this week,
und underwent another operation yes
terday for the removal of a tumor
from his hip.
Eye Specialist at Buhn's June 7-8.
Harry Jones came up from Portland
on Sunday and remained here over
Memorial Day. Mr. Jones has been
living in Portland for some time
where he is now engaged in business.
Hon. J. W. Morrow, head of the tax
and right-of-way department of the
O.-W. R. & N. Co. at Portland, spent
Monday and Tuesday in Heppner,
coming to this city for Memorial Day.
Chas. J. Anderson, extensive farmer
of the lower Gooseberry country, was
attending to matters of business in
this city on Wednesday. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tafel, former
residents of the Sand Hollow dis
trict, are now residing at The Dalles,
where they are employed in the fruit
cannery. Echo News.
W. T. Scott had a large abscess on
his left jaw opened this week and is
now getting along well. Dr. McMur-
do performed the operation with the
use of gas anesthesia.
Curtis Thomson, young son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Thomson, underwent an
operation this morning at the hands
of Dr. Johnston for the removal of
tonsils and adenoids.
Dean Sprinkle, small son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Sprinkle, had his ton
sils and adenoids removed at the
hands of Dr. McMurdo May 31. He is
getting along fin.
Mrs. M. Belle Thompson is a guest
this week at the home of her son,
Rulph Thompson of Willow creek,
coming up from her home at Portland
Miss Margaret Kirk of Freewater.
Oregon, is a guest for the week at the
country home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Duvall, visiting with her friend, Miss
Mrs. Fannie Rood came up from her
Portlnad home on Saturday to be here
over Memorial Day. She remained in
the city for a few days' visit with
Eye Specialist at Buhn's June 7-8.
Billy Padberg, who raises much
wheat on many acres of land in the
Clarks Canyon section, was attending
to matters of business here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Phelps vis
ited over Sunday at the home of Mr.
Phelps' parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Phelps, from their home at Bend.
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of Lex
ington are rejoicing over the arrival
of a 7-pound son, born to them May
27 at Heppner Surgical hospital.
A marriage license was granted by
Clerk Anderson on Friday to James
E. Barlow and J. Sophia Mefford.
young people of Boardman,
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Olden of Fair-
view were visitors in the city on Wed
nesday. A good ruin visited that sec
tion on Tuesday.
Mrs. Julia Metzler of La Grande
was a guest of friends in this city
over the week end, spending Memor
ial Day here.
Jim Bennett had a growth removed
from his abdomen under local anes
thetic at the office of Dr. McMurdo
Regular meeting of Heppner Post
No. 87, American Legion, will be held
next Monday evening at Legion head
quarters. Louis J. Padberg, who farms exten
sively in the Lexington section, was
a business visitor in Heppner on Sat
M. E. Cotter and John Williams of
lone were in Heppner for a few hours
on Suturday looking after business af
Chester Gemmell and family were
down from their home at Helix and
spent Monday with their relatives
Mrs. Percy Hughes of Umapine and
Mrs. Nat Webb of Walla Walla were
Heppner visitors over Sunday.
A. A. McCnbe was a Rhea creek
Tanner and stockman doing business
in this city on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smouse, farm
ers residing near lone, were Saturday
visitors in Heppner.
George N. Peck was among Lexing
ton farmers in this city on Saturday,
LOSES TO I0NE
Performances Two Days Give
- Fans Treat; Homers
Won ' Lost Pet.
Heppner 7 1 .878
lone 5 8 .625
Condon 2 6 .260
Arlington 2 6 .250
Heppner ball fans were treated to
good games the first of the week.
Sunday the locals took Condon into
camp 6-5, and Monday they lost to
lone 9-4. The lone game did not
count in the league standings. In its
league game Sunday, lone Won from
Heppner took the jump on Condon
Sunday and with a five-run lead in
the fifth, got a bit careless. Condon
took advantage of the situation and
evened the score with two in the sixth
r.nd three in the seventh. But the
locals were not to be denied. Hold
ing Condon scoreless in their trip at
bat in the ninth, Heppner's lads
stepped up and clouted four straight
hits for the winning run.
Both teams were clouting the ball
hard, Heppner taking 15 hits off
Clow, and the visitors 10 off Drake.
"Pern" Brown got some much-desired
revenge against Pitcher Drake when
he got a circuit drive in the sixth.
His only regret was that the bases
were empty at the time. Paul Aiken
came near duplicating Brown's act,
but was forced to stop at third. D.
Ashenfelter got the only other three-
In Monday's game, Heppner tasted
defeat for the second time this sea
son. The lone boys were still wrathy
over the two defeats handed them by
Heppner and had blood in their eyes.
They got off to a bad start, however,
when singles by Aiken and Clow fol
lowed by Drake's three-bagger net
ted Heppner two runs. In the third
trip up they succeeded in tying the
local lead, and in the fatal fourth
sewed up the game via Cochran's
home run with the bases loaded. One
more run in the sixth and two in the
seventh completed their scoring,
while Heppner succeeded in nabbing
a couple in the sixth.
Van Marter's stick wag missed from
both games, he being in Eugene at
tending the big trap shoot. Little
complaint was found, however, at the
way Harold Erwin covered the second
sack for him.
'Kewpie" Clow of Condon, who
substituted at third Monday for Gay
AnderBon who was out on account of
injuries, did his part in all depart
ments, hitting a double and a single
and fielding a 1000 per cent.
Heppner will play at Arlington next
Sunday and Condon will play at lone.
The Condon-Heppner box score:
Heppner AB R H PO A E
G. Cason, 1 5 2 3 2 0 0
Aiken, m 5 13 10 0
Anderson, 3 5 2 3 2 1 0
LaMear, c 4 0 3 15 0 0
Drake, p 4 0 1 0 7 0
C. Cason, s 4 0 10 10
Hoskins, 1 4 0 0 7 0 1
Erwin, 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
Turner, r 1 0 0 0 0 0
Carmichael, r 2 110 0 0
Totals 38 6 15 27 10 0
D. Ashenfelter, 2.... 5 2 2 5 2 0
C. Fitzmaurice, c .... 6 0 0 8 1 0
L. Ashenfelter, m .... 3 0 13 10
Brown, 3 4 1 2 0 0 1
Baker, 1 ' 4 0 2 1 0 0
Smith, s 4 0 0 1 0 0
E. Ashenfelter, 1 .... 4 0 1 5 0 0
O'Rourke, r 2 0 0 0 0 0
Clow, p 4 1112 0
Jackson, r 2 110 0 0
Totals 37 4 10 24 6 1
Umpire, Cleo Drake; scorer J. Craw
ford; earned runs, Heppner 6, Con
don 4; first base on balls off Clow 1;
hrst bsae on erorrs, Heppner 1, Con
don 1; three base hits, Aiken, D.
Ashenfelter; two base hits, Carmich
ael, L. Ashenfelter, Jackson; home
run, Brown; struck out by Clow 6,
by Drake 13; double play, D. Ash. to
Closing of Vacation
Bible School Sunday
The Vacation Bible school will give
the final program in the closing ex
ercises on Sunday evening at 8:00
o'clock at the Christian church. This
program will consist of songs, drills,
dramatizations, etc., and Mrs. Bower's
music class will present hymns,
ducts and a quartet. The primary
will give their opening followed by
songs; the kindergarten has some
songs and motion exercises, while the
juniors will present songs and mem
ory work. The intermediates are pre
paring a dramatization of David and
This all promises to be very inter
esting and is the climax of the two
weeks of training that the childien
have been going through. Everyone
is invited to come and enjoy this pro
gram and view the display of hand
Eye Specialist at Buhn's June 7-8.
CHURCH OF CHRIST.
The evening service will be given
over for the program that marks the
close for this year of the Vacation
Daily Bible school. This will be very
fine and everyone is invited to be
present. The churches of the town
hnve co-operated in the school and all
will have part in the program.
Morning Bible school and preaching
service as usual. Also Christian En
deavor in the evening.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
Mrs. Josephine Johnson of this city
enjoyed a family reunion on Sunday
and Monday of this week when mem
bers of her family came in for a visit.
The guests at Mrs. Johnson's home
were Mr. and Mr. Tom Johnson and
daughter Claire of Raymond, Wash.,
who are remaining over the week to
look after their property interests
here; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Johnson
and son Dale, also their elder son
Percy and his wife from Salem, who
were accompanied by two sisters of
Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Kate Herren and
Mrs. Tom Walker who are residents
of Salem. These all returned home
Tuesday, with the exception of Mrs.
Herren who is remaining for a furth
er visit with her sister. Mrs. Walker,
with other members of the family,
resided at Heppner many years ago,
and it has been 50 years since she
Morrow county has experienced an
unusual amount of rainfall during
the winter and spring months, ac
cording to Harry A. Duncan of Hepp
ner, who was at the Imperial hotel
yesterday. Cool weather with occa
sional showers has prevailed there,
much the same as it has in the Wil
lamette valley. Although it has made
for a backward spring, the grain in
all sections of the county is looking
fine, Mr. Duncan said. Apparently
there is nothing that can prevent a
big harvest this fall, if warm weather
comes in time to properly ripen the
Oscar Sepanek and young son ar
rived from their home at Lansing,
Mich., during the past week and are
visiting at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sepanek in north
Sand Hollow. He left Heppner seven
j ears ago and this is his first visit
with the home folks since. Mr. Se
panek, son and grandson were visit
ors in Heppner today. Mike states
that a splendid rain wet up his part
of the country on Tuesday and the
prospects for the crop grow better
all the while.
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Amort and
children returned to their home at
Corvallis on Monday, Mr. Amort driv
ing up for his family who have been
guests for the past couple of weeks
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Patterson. He was accompaneid to
Heppner by his father and Mrs. Jerry
Brosnan accompanied them to Cor
vallis for a visit with an old friend
Mrs. Murphy and will remain in the
city until after the graduation exer
cises at O. A. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Barr depart
ed on Monday evening for Mt. Ver
non, Wash., where they expect to
spend a week visiting at the home of
a brother of Mr. Barr residiug there.
Accompanying them as far as Port
land were their daughter, Miss Edna
Vaughn, and her friend, Miss Louise
Madsen who was visiting at the Barr
home during the past week.
Pete Bauernfiend is over from Rit-
ter where he has been a resident for
the past two years or more. He ex
pects to spend a- week or so here and
at Cecil before returning. Pete still
sings the praises of Ritter hot springs
and when the day comes that a good
highway touches there this point will
become a great health resort.
J. B. Huddleston, sheepman from
Lone Rock, was in town Monday at
tending to business. He reports that
since 300 head of horses have been
driven off the Three Trough and
Wall Cheek ranges, summer pasture
should be more plentiful this year
than the last few years. Condon
Nels Johnson of Gwendolyn, who
farms on the bolder of Morrow and
Gilliam counties, was attending to
business affairs in this city on Sat
urday, and reports that the crop out
look in his section is good. Another
farmer from the same locality who
was in the ctiy on Saturday was H.
R. Smith, who verities the report made
by Mr. Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Boyer are over
from Monument, accompanied by Mrs.
J. McKinley, who went on to The
Dalles Monday, taking with her the
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyer
for a visit in that city. Mr. and Mrs.
Poyer are spending several days in
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson E. Brock were
over from Pendleton for Memorial
Day, being guests at the home of
Mrs. Brock's sister, Mrs. Josie Jones.
Other visitors for the day at the home
of Mrs. Jones were Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Rhea and family from Stanfield.
Mrs. E. F. Day of Portland has been
spending the week in this city visit
ing her sisters, Mrs. Melissa Marlatt
and Mrs. Ellen Buseick. Mrs. Bueick
who spent a couple of weeks at Mrs.
Day's home in Portland returned to
Heppner on Thursday last.
Frank P. Farnsworth, who has been
caring for the aged Mr. Farrens at
Hardman during the past few months,
left this week for Arbuckle mountain
where he will be in charge of the for
est lookout station during the sum
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rice came up
from their Portland home on Fridny
and expect to spend several weeks at
Heppner. Mr. Rice still has his prop
erty in this city which he will try
!o dispose of while here.
County Agent Charles Smith moved
his family to Heppner from Dufur on
Monday and they are now at home in
he Johnson residence on Court street,
recently vacated by the family of
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Barrett were
week end visitor at Heppner and at
fie Sand Hollow home of Mr. and Mrs
Garnet Barratt, driving up from their
home at Portland on Fridny.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Wells were here
over Sunday and Monday fom their
home at Pendleton, being guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
BIDDING KEEN AT
SALE LAST WEEK
First Offering Brings Good Prices
Ranging from 23 to 31 Cents
For About 200,000 Pounds-
Seventeen wool growers sold nearly
200,000 pounds of wool at the first
sealed bid wool sale in the state at
the Robertson warehouse Thursday.
Bids ranged from 18 cents to 31 1-8
cents a pound. The highest price was
received by C. W. Moore, who real
ized 31 1-8 cents a pound for his
clip. Several clips were not sold.
"The largest number of buyers ever
here for a sale were present yester
day," says A. B. Robertson, whj had
charge of the sale. "Bidding was keen
una good prices generalry wera real
ized. The next sales will be at the
warehouse June 14."
Growers who sold their wool at the
sale and prices received were: C. M.
Moore, 31 1-8 cents; W. Hendricks,
28 1-2; R. J. Roper, 28 1-2; C. H.
Brown, 30 1-8; J. A. Shown, 29; W.
R. Mascall, 26 3-4; S. B. Davis, 27 3-4;
Edwards & Cook, 30 1-4; Tom Mabe,
30 1-4; Charles Shown, 26 3-4; Fred
Ball, 30 1-8; Guy Boyer, 28 3-4; Roy
Holland, 24 1-2; Frank Pennington,
22 3-4; Al Officer, 30 3-8; Earl Loom
is, 30 1-8; and E. L. Howland, 25. A
few clips which were sold several
days ago were the Butte Creek Co.,
30 1-4; Bill Beymer, 28; Charlie Din
nen, 27; and Archie McKensie, 28.
Buyers present at the sale were
Clark, Jones, Burke, Dufour, Wagner,
Livingstone, Isidor and R. J. Kosh
land, Crowe, Russell, Drew, Barnard
New Range Law Will
Stop Thefts Is Belief
Salem, Ore., May 30. With the new
laws that became effective Saturday,
Oregon range livestock interests now
have better laws than they have ever
had, according to Dr. William H. Ly
tle, state veterinarian. Particularly
is this true relative to theft of live
With a new re-recorded list of
brands, as provided by one of the new
laws, and a brand directory, the own
ership of any lot of cattle may be
quickly determined. Those in charge
or the driving or moving of such ani
mals must hereafter be in possession
of an owners of shipper's brand
statement, giving the number and
kind, sex, brands and flesh marks on
each animal, the name and address
of the owner and the person trans
porting the stock and the consignee,
certifying that he is the owner.
The Oregon brand recording law
has been in existence for 12 years,
but dead brands have resulted be
cause there has never been a re-recording
law. Because of this situation
those engaged in organized thieving
were making good use of the old
brands, so the Oregon Cattle and
Horse Raisers association asked for
the brand re-recording law. A three
months period, dating from May 28
to September 1 of this year, will be
given in which to have all brands
re-recorded. All brands that are not
re-recorded before September 1 will
be declared abandoned and will be
subject to being re-recorded in an
other's name. The re-recording fee is
A dozen or more bills were intro
duced looking to the protection of
range livestock and six of them were
passed. Others not passed would, in
the opinion of the range men, have
been of greater benefit to the live
stock men of Eastern Oregon, but
they were opposed by the legislators
from the agricultural districts, par
ticularly of Western Oregon.
LITTLE DAUGHTER DIES.
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Kisler was called by
death early Monday morning, follow
ing an illness which attacked the
child on Saturday. Mary Louise was
about two months of age and had
been a delicate child from birth. The
illness seemed to be caused from
derangement of the digestive organs.
She was the granddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pete Prophet, and the young par
ents and grandparents are heartbro
ken over her death. Funeral services
were held at the cemetery on Mon
dny afternoon at 2:30, Milton W.
Bower, pastor of the Christian church,
officiating, and the little body com
mitted to the grave in a simple ser
vice. The sympathy of the commun
ity goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Kistler
in this bereavement
HEPPNER LOSES CUP.
The trap squad from Heppner Rod
and Gun club finished in sixth place
in the shoot-off match of the Ore
gonian state telegraphic trapshooting
tournament at Eugene Saturday. Co
quille took the shoot, thus entitling
them to the loving eup on display
here the past year. Those shooting
for Heppner were Chas. Latourell,
Chas. Vaughn, Albert Bowker, Dr.
A. D. McMurdo and L. Van Marter.
Latourell and McMurdo tied for high
on the local squad with 96 dead birds
out of 100 each. Vaughn broke 93,
Bowker 92, and Van Marter 88. Other
Heppner shooters present at the
shoot were L. Gilliam, F. Shively and
Earl Warner. All returned the first
of the week.
ELECTRIC COMPANY MOVES.
Sherman Electric company moved
to their new office and store rooms
on Main street the first of the week,
and are now established there for the
transaction of business. Mr. Pruyn,
local manager, states that all bills
can be paid at this office now, as the
office at the power plant has been
j Arthur t Brisbane.
The Best Ad Medium.
A Sixteen Hour Atlantic.
New Freedom of Pulpit.
Shylock Sam in Post Office
When Uncle Sam advertises, he
ADVERTISES. The Treasury an
nouncement, recalling $l,6u0,000,000
of second Liberty Loan four and a
quarter per cent bonds will be pub
lished in fifteen thousand American
newspapers, daily and weekly.
Mr. Mellon shows good judgment,
putting the advertising in thousands
of country weeklies and small dailies.
In proportion to their circulation,
they are THE best mediums.
Before General Mitchell was put
out of Army flying, for telling un
pleasant truths, he had under way
plans for a giant flier, with wheels
twenty feet high, that could take a
running start over fences and tree
And this week Professor Rumpler,
head of a German airplane company,
announced plans for a plane, many
times the size of any ever built, to
carry many engines, and cross the
Alantic in sixteen hours, carrying 170
Transatlantic flight will soon be
commonplace, but the little machine
must show the way, as did Columbus's
Miss Spencer, seventy years old,
rode to work at the Treasury Depart
ment and back on a bicycle, saved and
made more than $100,000. She leaves
small sums to relatives and the bal
ance $100,000 for a tombstone. Rel
atives object, the court is asked to
The foolish waste should be forbdi-
den. But it is interesting to think of
that old Treasury clerk pushing her
bicycle back and forth, meditating
on the grand figure that she would
cut in death with her $100,000 tomb,
she, who in life had been only a $1,-
200 year spinster clerk. Happiness is
It is suggested unofficially that Mr.
Hughes, formerly Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court, will be chosen by
Governor Fuller of Massachusetts as
head of a commission to investigate
the Sacco-Vanzetti case.
Such a choice would be satisfactory
to the country, and the decision con
clusive. It is more important by far
than executing any two men, to make
sure that there was no mistake or
prejudice in conviction.
The views of clergymen each Sun
day present interesting contrasts,
such as would have been unsafe for
the clergymen one hundred years ago.
The Rev. Dr. Walter Duncan Bu
chanan says we are ignorant about
heaven and out uncertainty is a
btessed thing. It gives us something
to hope and work for.
The Rev. Dr. Minot Simons, Uni
tarian, says we must look for our
"compensations" in this life. Old
ideas of heaven and hell "are now in
adequate and futile."
The Rev. Dr. Straton says Mrs. Sny
der, convicted of helping to murder
her husband, is an atheist. She could
n't have committed the crime had she
believed in God.
If that is so, there have been athe
ists in high places throughout his
tory. Republicans and Democrats are
planning a 1928 campaign in which
the wet and dry question will be
Some wets say, "If you do, we shall
start a third party, dripping wet."
That would not hurt the feelings of
Republicans, who have decided the
Democrats may have the wet issue.
If, as seems likely, a wet Democrat
is nominated, the wets will know his
wetness and vote for him. A separate
wet party would get as few votes now
as a separate prohibition party used
to get, in the old wet days.
Congressman William W. Cohen
says the Govrenment's treatment of
letter carriers and mail clerks is a
disgrace, which is accurate. Mail
workers are underpaid as regulars,
and shamefully treated as substitutes.
For the Government to compel men,
perhaps with children, to waste an
entire day waiting for one or two
hours' work, and for the richest coun
try in the world to pay its post office
force as miserably as ours are paid,
Mrs. Joseph Cunha, Sr., sold her
wheat farm west of Butter creek this
week to Earl Simonton. Simonton
will harvest this year's crop and will
move on to the place this fall. Echo
HOOD RIVER APPLES
To clean up crop and clear
our storage room for oth
er merchandise, we will
make a very special price
on all apples which are be
ing carefully sorted now.
Case Furniture Company
Next week is Special Week in Needle
Art Department, June 6-11 inclusive.