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Volume 44, Number 21.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 1927
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ENDS SEPTEW1BER 5
Supt. Burgess is Making
Preparation for School
ALL MENTORS PICKED
mI Year'i Staff Intact With Few
Exceptions; Good School Year
Looked Forward To.
Too bad, buddy, the edict has been
given and it's time to start packing
the ol' swimmln' suit and the toys of
summer and face again toward the
cold, forboding school walls. Yes, it's
only two weeks now till September
6th, when readin', 'ritin' and 'rithme
tio will once more be Introduced as
the principal bane of life for the
child of school age. On that day the
doors of the Heppner school will be
swung wide and the school year will
Jas.JH. Burgess, superintendent, re
turned yesterday from his summer
vacation spent at East Lake and in
Portland and will be busy until school
starts oiling the machinery that it
may be in perfect condition to run
smoothly throughout the year. In
announcing plans for the opening, Mr.
"Some misunderstanding has been
encountered in past yesrs regarding
the age at which a child is entitled
to enter school. Local school author
ities have interpreted hte state law
so that children six years or over, or
who at the date of school opening are
past five years and nearer their sixth
han fifth birthday, are entitled to en
ter the first grade. A few times in
the past it has been necessary in
Heppner to restrict entrantees to
those fully six years of age because
of insufficient teaching force. Nn
such difficulty is anticipated this
year, however, and the liberal inter
pretation will be allowed all families
having children ready to enter.
"Present indications are that regis
tration will be slightly larger than
last year, but with the completion of
the new auditorium-gymnasium by
October 20, all pupils will be handled
The present school building has
been completely cleaned and renovat
ed during the summer, Wm. Driscoll,
janitor, having been in charge of the
work. Woodwork has been cleaned
and revarnished, some of the rooms
kalBomined where needed and the fur
niture put in first class condition. '
Though September 6, Labor day, is
scheduled for the opening, registra-1
tion and organization of classes only
will be held on this day. Classes
propr ewill be held on Tuesday. Any
one wishing more information may
get in touch with Mr. Burgess any
afternoon until Sept. 5.
The full teaching force has now
been obtained. Besides Superinten
dent Burgess the high school faculty
will include from last year's force,
Harold R. Johnson, principal; De
Loris Pearson, commercial; Anne
Murray, home economics; Esta D.
Smith, history, and Esther Margaret
Wright, music. A new addition will
be Philip Von Lubken of Hood River,
instructor of mathematics. Mr. Von
Lubken is a graduae of Whitman col
lege and comes highly recommended.
In the grades many teachers of past
years will again be present. Martha
Wilson will have the first grade again,
Mrs. Elizabeh Dix, the second; Har
riet Cose, third; Hester B. Thorpe,
fifth; Mrs, Lucy E. Rodgers, seventh.
Three new instructors are Dan Bei
ghle, Bclllngham, Wash., eighth grade,
Leotia Bennehoff, Richland, Ore., the
sixth, and Elizabeth Phelps of this
city, the fourth.
VISITING BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUBS
J. E. Calavan, supervisor of club
work, state department of education,
"Salem, arrived here Wednesday, and
in company with County Supt. Walker
is visiting various clubs. Mr. Calavan
and Mrs. Walker called at Bourdman,
Irrigon and lone yesterday and found
the clubs at these points doing good
work. This afternoon they called
on the three clubs at Hardman, and
will visit the work of some three or
four clubs at Heppner. All of these
clubs are getting ready to have ex
hibits at the North Morrow County
fair at Boardman the coming month.
and Mr. Calavan is sure they will
have some very excellent work on dis
play. He further states that the club
work in the Btate is moving forward
in excellent shape and this depart
nicnt at the State Fair this fall will
will be the finest in the history of
HAS CLOSE CALL.
Leonard Schwarz, driver of one of
the Standard Oil trucks, barely cheat
ed the death angel on last Thursday
evening when he was returning from
a trip to the country. While coming
along the grade not far from the
Chas. Cox ranch the truck run into
soft dirt and before Leonard realized
what was up the heavy machine turn
ed over about once and a half and
he was caught underneath. His feet
were through the windshield and his
body hanging out, and he thinks he
had laid unconscious for about an
hour. Coming to, he was able to ex
tricate himself, but the truck was
somewhat of a wreck and a lot of
good gas was spilled on the ground.
On reaching town he was given a
thorough going over by Dr. Johnston
who found no broken bones, and
Leonard was on the Job again next
Mrs. W. 0. Bayless
Answers Death's Call
News received by relatives at Hepp
ner on Friday of the sudden death at
Parma, Idaho, of Mrs. W. O. Baylejs,
came as a shock to them and the
many friends of tho family in this
city as well, Mr. and Mrs. Buylcss
were on their return home after a
visit to relatives in Missouri and
Virginia, a Journey they undertook
by automobile early in June, and had
reached the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Boyd at Caldwell, Idaho, when Mrs.
Bayless was stricken by a heart at
tack. Recovering quite well from this
p.t't.ck, Mr. and Mrs. Hayl.Ha went on
to Parma, being accompanied by Mrs.
Boyd, and were at the home of other
relatives, at which place death came
to Mrs. Bayless very unexpectedly.
Mrs. Bayless had evidently realized,
however, that this illness was to be
her last, as she had talked over her
wishes concerning the funeral and
disposal of her personal effects with
the family, and these have been car
ried cut. The remains were prepared
for burial and were accompanied to
Heppner by Mr. Bayless and Mrs
Bnya, and the funeral was conducted
at tlit family home at 2:00 p. m. Mon
From a close friend of the family
we have the following concerning
Mrs. Bayless, who for many years had
been on active participant in the so
cial and religious affairs of Heppner,
and was very highly esteemed be
cause of her many excellent qualities.
Mildred Alice Bayless, beloved wife
of W. O. Bayless, was born near Sher
ldan, Yamhill county, Oregon, April
5, 1875, and died at Parma, Idaho,
August 12, 1927, aged 62 years, 4
months and 7 days. At three years
of age she moved with her parents
to Athena, Oregon, and later to
rorthern Morrow county near the
present site of the Pioneer monument
at Wells Springs, where she received
her first schooling. Later she attend
ed Heppner high school and at an
early age became one of Morrow
county s successful teachers.
On March 14th, 1900, she was united
in marriage to W. O. Bayless at Hepp
ner by the Kev. C. D. Nicholson of the
Methodist Episcopal church. Early
in life she became a Christian and
remained devoted and loyal to the
end. She was affiliated with both the
Itubekah and Eastern Star orders and
was an ardent worker in both.
During the past few years Mrs.
Bayless was in poor health but a very
patient sufferer. With Mr. Bayless
she left Heppner on June 1st by
auto to visit with relatives of both
families in Idaho, Virginia and Mis
souri, and both had spent a very
pleasant summer. About ten days
ago they returned west as far as
Caldwell, Idaho, the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. Guy Boyd, where Mrs. Bay
less suffered an attack of heart trou
ble. She rallied at times until the
end came shortly after noon on Fri
Her death came as a shock to the
entire community where she was
dearly loved and will be sadly misRed.
The remains were brought to Hepp
ner Sunday by Mr. Bayless and Mrs.
Boyd. The funeral was held on the
lawn of the home at 2 o'clock Monday,
Mr. C. L. Freeman of Portland and
Rev. F. R. Spaulding of Heppner hav
ing charge of the service. A quar
tette consisting of Mrs. Walter Moore,
Mrs. Frank Turner, M. D. Clark and
Frank Turner, sang songs she dearly
.oved, with Miss Mary Clark at the
piano. An abundance of beautiful
flowers formed a perfect bower about
the casket. The Rebekah and Eastern
Star lodges attended in a body and
the beautiful service of the Eastern
Star was conducted at the grave.
Besides a host of friends Mrs. Bay
less leaves to mourn her loss her hus
band, mother and stepfather, Mr. end
Mrs. W. W. Smead, three sisters, Mrs.
Guy Boyd of Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs.
Chas. Curtis of Marshfield, Oregon,
Mrs. Lena M. White of Heppner, and
four brothers, John Classcock of
Portland, Roy Glasscock of Mt. Ver
non, Frank Glasscock of Lexington
nnd Maurice E. Smead of Portland,
"It is wonderful to have lived so
That long after you are gone
The things you did are remembered
And recounted under the sun."
CARD OF THANKS.
Our aincerest thanks are extended
to the friends and neighbors for their
aid and sympathy in our recent be
reavement, and for the many bcauti
ful floral offerings.
W. O. BAYLESS.
MR. and MRS. W. W. SMEAD
Annual Teacher's Institute
To be Held Here Sept. 8-9
Arrangements are being completed
by County School Superintendent
Walker for the holding of the annual
teachers' institute for Morrow county
at the high school auditorium in
Hoppner on Thursday and Friday,
September 8 and 9. Mis. Walker is
busy getting up her program and this
will be published shortly.
In many counties last year Insti
tutes were held at the beginning of
rchool, nnd Mrs. Walker states it
proved so profitable that these coun
ties and many others are following
the same plan this year. The county
superintendent's office is making a
special effort to secure instruction
which will meet the needs of the
teachers and help them raise the
standard of scholarship in the schools
of Morrow county.
M. S. Corrignll, president of the
First National bank, suffered a stroke
of paralysis at his home on Butter
creek some ten days ago. Though not
yet out of danger, Dr. McMurdo re
ports him to be gaining strength.
Not Many Steps Behind
RETURN FROM EASTERN TRIP.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bucknum and
sons William and Gordon returned
from their trip to Binghampton, N.
Y., Mr. Bucknum's old home, on Tues
day. They have been absent for six
weeks, and during this time they
spent 13 days in traveling to New
York state and 13 days on the return
trip, all of which was made by auto
and a distance of 8000 miles covered,
to say nothing of a number of side
trips. They visited New York City,
Coney Island, Ashbury Park, Niagara
Falls, and otu-iaed over into Canada
at this point. The weather conditions
were fine during the entire journey
being cool and rainy but no hin
drance to travel. The journey was
made without mishap of any kind, and
but one tire was changed, this being
on the return trip and caused by the
picking up of a nail at Cheyenne.
Roads were very generally found to
be in excellent condition and but
slight delays were caused by storms
encountered. Mr. Bucknum reports
the visit to his old home as most en
joyable. PARTY LOST IN MOUNTAINS.
A party consisting of Gene Doherty,
the Misses Maggie and Margaret
Doherty, Wm. Driscoll and son Cksr-
ince, took a trip to the mountains
on Sunday. They had intended going
to a point in the vicinity of Arbuckle
mountain, but evidently got off the
road and became lost, failing to re
turn home Sunday evening as was ex
pected. J. G. Doherty, Wm. Buschke
and Walter LaDusire formed a party
that left Heppner Monday morning
to look them up, and they were found
beyond Matlock creek, off the road
and the car with a broken axle. They
were out from Heppner about 47
miles, where Mr. Doherty and Mr. La
Dusire found them about 2:00 p. m.
Monday and assisted them in getting
home. No great inconvenience had
been suifered by the lost party,
though they found it a little uncom
fortable lying out during the night.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cohn of Hepp
rer, Or., are registered at the Ben
son for a few days. Mr. Cohn is one
of Heppner's boosters for the big
sixth annual Heppner rodeo sched
uled for September 22, 23 and 24,
At that time the entire country ad
jacent to Heppner is expected to
empty itself into that city to attend
the rodeo and the Morrow county
wool and grain show held in con
junction with the wild west part of
the proceedings. "She wildl She's
wild! the Heppner people proclaim
and announce loudly that $1500 in
cash await the lucky riders and prize
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Seghers have
returned to their home in Portland
after a week's visit at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Johnston, ieaving
heir son, Junior, who has been ill
for about three months, for treat
ment. The lad, who is compelled to
get about in a wheel chair, is re
ported to be improving, and it is ex
pected that he will soon be able to
walk again. Mr. Seghers is a brother
of Mrs. Johnston.
Mrs. Calvin Crider, while visiting at
the home of her brother, Harry Yar
nel of lone, was taken ill on Wednes
day with an attack of appendicitis.
She was brought to Morrow General
hospital where she underwent an op
eration at the hands of Dr. Johnston
Inst night and is at this time report
ed to be getting along well. Mra. Cri
dcr's home is at Bickelton, Wash.
Donald Frederickson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Frederickson, underwent
nn operation for the removal of ton
sils and adenoids yesterday.
THE SCARLET LETTER, at the
Star Theater Sunday and Monday.
Wayne Wilson Hango, aged 20
years, 2 months and 17 diys, died at
the Hango family home in Boardman
on Tuesday. He had. been an invalid
for some 10 years, suffering from
a spinal affliction, and was unattend
ed by a physician at the time of his
passing. Coroner Case was called to
Boardman and the funercjwas later
Mrs. Gertrude Vance of Portland
and Mrs. Carrie Burnham of Arling
ton, were in Heppner Monday to at
tend the funeral of their friend, the
late Mrs. W. O. Bayless. Mrs. Burn
ham was long a freind of the family
when they lived at Ella in the north
part of this county.
Maurice E. Smead, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Smead, was called to
llcpbner from his Portland home on
Monday to attend the funeral of his
sister, Mrs. W. O. Bayless. He re
turned home Monday evening.
Henry Schwarz and family motored
to Wapato, Wash., on Saturday eve
ning and enjoyed a visit at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Merritt. They
leturned home on Sunday evening.
Miss Lulu Hager received word this
morning that her uncle, Ora Holdman
of Pendleton suffered a severe Btroke
of paralysis last evening and was not
expected to survive.
Hazel McDonald of Hardman suf
fered the fracture of her right arm
when cranking a Ford car Tuesday af
ternoon. Dr. McMurdo reduced the
Ralph Thompson and W. H. Cleve
land departed this morning for Pen
dleton to be present at the big ram
sale being held there this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Mahoney are
domiciled for the heated term at their
cabin on the banks of Willow creek
near the old Hamilton mill site.
Willis Mitchell from the Kilkenny
farm, had his tonsils and adenoids
removed Tuesday at the office sur
gery of Dr. McMurdo.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Missildine and
children and Mrs. Missildine's father
will leave tomorrow for Hidaway
Marion Evans, who has been quite
ill for several days, is feeling better
and wns able to be up town yesterday.
We have added a new driveway and un
loading platform so we can give you real
Deliver your wheat to us no delays and
your weights ready as soon as your load
We are in the market with a good price
for your grain.
Brown Warehouse Co.
Phones: Warehouse 643, Residence 644
By Albert T Reid
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, daugh
ter Patricia and nieces, Margaret and
Ruth Mahoney, daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Mahoney, who have been
visiting here for a short time, de
parted this morning on a trip to
Wallowa Lake where they will enjoy
a short outing, taking in the beauties
of the Wonderland.
The 13-month-old daughter of Mr.
end Mrs. Ward Graves mashed the
end of the index finger of her right
hand in a door at the Graves home
this morning. The injury was quite
severe to- the child, reports Dr. Mo
Murdo. Mr. and Mrs. James M. Burgess re
turned home from Portland and their
summer vacation last evening. Mr.
Burgess, city Bchool superintendent,
expects to be on the job now until
cchool starts September 6.
A. H. Jackson, while at work at the
Rasmussen mill, suffered a fall on
Saturday that caused injury to his
spine. Being treated by a physician
he is now able to get about with the
aid of a cane.
Mrs. Ida Dutton is here from her
home at Portland, attending to mat
ters of business. She recently dispos
ed of a large acreage of land adjoin
ing the city to Frank S. Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. John Glasscock of
Portland were called to Heppner to
attend the funeral of Mr. Glasscock's
sister, the late Mrs. W. O. Bayless.
They returned home Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Curtis departed
today for their home at Marshfield,
Orego"n. They were called to Hepp
ner by the death of Mrs. W. O. Bay
less, sister of Mrs. Curtis.
E. R. Huston departed on Wednes
day night for Albany, where he was
called on business pertaining to the
estate of his son, the late Dr. John
Mrs. Guy Boyd of Caldwell, Idaho,
who was called to this city by the
death of her sister, Mrs. W. O. Bay
less, returned to her home today.
Mrs. Tom Kelly and baby were able
to leave Morrow General hospital and
return to their Eight Mile home this
Miss Ona Giliam, graduate nurse
of this city, has been assisting at
Morrow General hospital this week.
Omar Stanton of Walla Walla was
a visitor in Heppner on Wednesday.
Joe Wralker is in town from Hard
man receiving medical attention.
Heavy Movement of Wheat An
nounced from All Stations
Along Branch Line.
Commencing last night the Hepp
ner branch train leaves Heppner an
hour earlier, making the leaving time
9:30 p. m. instead of 10:30. No
change in schedule is made on the re
turn from Heppner Junction. This
change is made necessary due to the
heavy hauling of empty and loaded
cars for moving the new crop, ac
cording to C. Darbee, local agent.
Though this step was not made pri
marily to effect the earlier arrival of
the train in Heppner, the agent be
lieves it may give somewhat better
service on the return as well.
To date 150 cars of the new crop of
wheat have been moved off the branch
and sidings, necessitating much heav
ier hauling and switching. An aver
age of five cars a day is being moved
from Lexington, the heaviest shipping
point so far.
When to Begin Getting
Prepared For School
From State Board of Health.
As soon as a child begins to walk
the first steps should be taken to pre
pare him for the hazard of going to
school. The age period between two
and seven years is one of tremen
dous importance when the child's fu
ture health and happiness are to be
considered. This age has been sadly
neglected in the past, and vital sta
tistics show that one-third of all
deaths occur under the age of six
years. These years determine the
child's future prospects much as the
foundation and frame determine the
structure. The law of growth makes
these the most formative of all years.
Much care is given to the baby, but
the mother too frequently forgets
that the runabout child is probably in
need of greater attention than the
nursing baby. The child is left too
much to his own desires. No greater
mistake could be made because this
is the most important period in the
Parents must remember that they
are accountable and responsible for
the normal development of their chil-
&irh. Children shoaid be carefully
prepared for school life. The pre
school child is in need of expert ad
vice. This is the period when an in
telligent and scientific examination
can do much to safeguard its future
health. An expert will be able to de
tect defects in their first stage. A
correction of these defects may make
success out of a child that was doomed
to failure and chronic suffering.
School teachers find that children
are handicapped because they have
been neglected at home. The parent
has failed to realize that the age of
from two to six should be one of prep
aration. In these years habits of
right thinking and living must be
formed. The child's physical prog
ress should be followed by regular
examinations of at least height,
weight and mental development.
When physical defects are found they
should be remedied.
The preschool child should have
well regulated hours of play, rest,
sleep and meals. Health habits, such
as bathing frequently; cleaning cf
teeth; outdoor living; liberal use of
fruits and whole grain vegetables and
drinking plenty of water are neces
sary to insure his future life and
Men With Sheep Tell of
Dobyn's Buck Antlers
Last week this paper published an
article from the Pendleton East Ore
gonian that told of a large pair of
buck deer antlers, found by Harold
Dobyns, government trapper, which
were mterwound with heavy tele
phone wire. A mute story was thus
told of how the buck had met death.
Jack Knox and M. A. Stewart, in
charge of the Hynd Brothers sheep on
their summer range in the Greenhorn
mountains, write from Granite cor
roborating the story, as follows: "We
saw an article in our last week's
Heppner paper in regard to a buck
head that Harold Dobyns found. Yes,
he found it and he was staying at our
camp, in other words Hynd Bros.'
sheep from Sand Hollow. He was us
ing our pack string to put out a line
of traps. In regard to the six miles
of wire, that's wrong. There was
likely 25 yards of heavy telephone
wire wiapped and twisted around that
buck horn. It was sure sometuing
that one will not see very often. It
is like the girl in the paper with her
heart on the right side, not so otten
seen. But nevertheless it is right
about the buck and the tree and (he
wire, but not so much wire. Lots of
people came to see it. Ask Aibee, our
Heppner game warden, lis will tell
you he saw it at our can. p."'
A wedding of interest to Heppner
friends was scheduled to take place in
Corvallis yesterday, when Miss Es
ther Fishel was to be married to How
ard McDuffee, deputy sheriff of this
county. Mr. McDuffee left for Cor
vallis Tuesday and with Mrs. McDuf
fee will spend a 2-weeks' vacation be
fore returning to this city. Mrs. Mc
Duffee wos instructor in English In
Heppner high school last year and
the marriage is the culmination of a
courtship started at that time. They
will make their home in the Ander
son residence in north Heppner.
Crossing the Ocean.
Death and a Trip to Eu
rope. News From Both Sides.
Perhaps We Come Back?
Written on the Aquitania on the
way to Paris, by way of Cherbourg,
leaving New York just after midnight
No matter how often you cross on
big ships like this, or little ones, yon
are reminded that the long trip called
death and an ocean voyage are not
You take your "last dinner" in New
York, friends are more or less sorry
to see you go. That's the death.
On board ship you sail through
space for some thousands of miles,
with only water all around yon.
That's the trip from here to the next
In due time you land in that next
world, to find it different from this,
and very interesting.
If you go to Paris this writer is
going there you reach what many
Americans consider a fairly good imi
tation of heaven.
The safety in crossing our little
ocean, the certainty of landing on
the other side, should make us worry
'.ess about the big crossing over the
ocean of ether.
Once we knew as little about an
Atlantic crossing as we know now
about the "final trip" that each must
take when his turn comes.
When Columbus started, they told
him he would fall over the edge of
When the Phoenicians, ancestors of
many energetic jewish citizens, first
sailed from the Mediterranean, thru
the Straits of Gibraltar, past the gi
gantic rock and into the Atlantic
ocean, friends thought that was the
end of them.
Now, crossing the ocean is like go
ing from New York to Chicago, Yon
hear from your friends on both sides
of the ocean. Business messages
come from the United States side,
other messages from the European
side; when 1,000 miles from shore.
Science has conquered this little
ocean, intelligence has made it famil
iar, cleared out sea serpents, taught
us we need not put wax in our ears
to shut out the singing of sirens, con
vinced us, to our sorrow, that no
mermaids are waiting to pick us up
when we fall overboard. All fear
rnd superstition are gone from these
floating cities. A preacher on board
does not worry the sailors there are
Our ocean and our land have been
cleared of all superstitions, unreal
horrors, chimeras, hydras and gorgons
It has taken men all of the million
years they have lived on earth to
change from cavemen cannibals to
modern exploiters of their fellow men
and to get rid of earthly supersti
tions. Many haven't even done that yet.
Eventually we shall get rid of all
the superstitions and look forward to
death and the voyage that comes after
it as calmly as we now prepare for
a trip across the little Atlantic.
As people go to Paris and come
back none the worse for the trip, and
take up their activities again, many
believe those that take the voyage of
ceath come back from that trip to
earth and take up their work about
where they dropped it.
To them it seems reasonable to
credit Eternal Justice with wise econ
omy, and it would seem useless waste
of time to send billions of imperfect
creatures to work in another corner
of the universe when the work here
We are only twelve thousand years
from the late Stone Age, not two
hundred years from the stage coach
A simple idea like putting the eye
of a needle in the point instead of
the thick end made the sewing ma
chine possible and freed millions of
women from slavery. We should be
lieve that other ideas will free us
from the slavery of superstition,
v.hich has driven us hard through the
centuries and caused more brutality,
fear, cruelty and murder than all
other causes together.
Tennyson hoped there would be no
moaning at the bar when he put out
to sea, and wrote prettily about "Twi
light and evening star." Typical mid
Victorian, that last trip worried him.
Earth's citizens of the year 10,000,
000, may think as little about that
"last" journey, feel as sure about it,
as a modern thinks and feels about
his trip to Paris now.
CARD OF THANKS.
To the many friends and neighbors
of Heppner who in every way so kind
ly and generously assisted us at the
time of the death of our beloved
mother, Mrs. R. V. Matteson, we ex
tend our sincerest thanks.
THE SCARLET LETTER, at the
Star Theater Sunday and Monday.