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Oregon Historical Society,
Volume 44, Number 25.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 1927.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Sessions IJeld Today and
Friday at High School;
Teachers from all over the county
are gathered at the high school build
ing today for the first sessions of the
Morrow county annual institute, be
ing held today and tomorrow. But
four sessions are being held, one each
this morning and this afternoon and
the same tomorrow.
Because of the large number of in
stitutes being held over the state at
this time, Helen M. Walker, county
school superintendent, experienced
considerable difficulty in obtaining
instructors and therefore was unable
to make an early announcement of
the program. She considers this
year's jnstitute fortunate, however, in
obtaining iristiuctorj of high stand
Included in the list of instructors
are Chester L. Ward, Pacific college,
Seattle; Emma Hcnkle, State Normal
school, Mopmouth; Katharine Ar
liuthnjt, Slate Normal, Monmouth; W.
G. Beattie, University of Oregon, Eu
gene; Margaret McDevitt, Burton
Valley school, Hardman; Esta D.
Smitn, Heppner High school.
In charge of the reception of teach
ers, who arrived in majority this
morning, are Lucy Rogers, Heppner;
Vura Cnchran, lone; LaVelle Leath
ers, Boardman; Bertha McDanicl, Al
pine; Lillian C. Turner, Lexington.
This evening at 8 o'clock a recep
tion for the visiting teachers will be
held at the Episcopal parish house,
when it is hoped a large number of
local school pations will be present
to bid them welcome. The entertain
ment committee consists of Hester
Thorpe, Elizabeth Phelps, Deloris
Pearson, Anne Murray, all of the lo
cal school faculty.
Presiding officers are James M.
Burgess, gencrai assembly; Pearl
Vail, Lexington, lower grade section;
Lucy Rogers, upper grade section; L.
A. Tolles, Pine City, high school sec
tion; Mary Gingrich, Lexington, art
section; Anne Grubhorn, Pine City,
On the resolutions committee are
Earle A. Brown, lone; E. L. Marschatt,
lioardman, and Win. Meidinger, Hard
At a service, charming in its sim
plicity, Miss Mary Spauiding, daugh
ter of Rev. F. R. Spauiding, and Au
brey L. Fletcher of Richfield, Ida.,
wore married Sunday, Sept. 4, at 7 a.
m., in the Methodist church of Hepp
ner. The ceremony was read by the Rev.
.Mr. Spauiding, the bride's father. The
altar was banked with a profusion of
fall flowers, the color scheme of pink
and white being carried out. Preced
ing the ceremony Miss Fay Spauiding
sung "I Lovu Vou Truly," accompan
ied by Mrs. Ray Taylor at the piano.
Mrs. Taylor also played the wedding
The bride wore a wedding gown of
white taffeta and silver lace. Her
eil was of white tulle 'trimmed with
silver lace and orange blossoms. She
curried a boquet of bride's roses and
sweet peas. Miss Fay Spauiding, maid
of honor, wore rose taffeta and carried
roses and sweet peas. Little Betty
Marie Adkins, the flower girl, wore
shell pink and carried a basket of
dainty llowers. Muster Lester Tay
lor, the ring bearer, carried the wed
aing ring on a small pink messiline
pillow. Meritlee Brown, Mary Elean
or Adkins, lretera Taylor, Donna
Brown, Margaret Notson, Linda Beck
et, dressed in Bhades of pink and
green, carrying rose tulle, were her
A large wedding breakfast was
served by the ladies of the church in
the church parlors. The table decor
ations were of pink and white. Mis3
Lulu Hager had charge of the bridal
For going away the bride wore a
dress of bluck velvet, a small hat of
white felt trimmed in black. Her
cout was navy blue trimmed with
white fur. The couple left imme
diately for Portland, stopping at the
home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. N. P.
Neff at Hood River for a wedding
dinner. After a short trip to the
coast, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher will be
at homo in Salem, where Mr. Fletcher
is a coach in the Parish Junior High
school. Mrs. Fletcher is a graduate of
Willamette University, a member of
Delta Phi sorority. Mr. Fletcher is
a member of Kappu Gamma Rho fra
WHY GO TO COLLEGE?
Many people ask this question and
no doubt it is a very pertinent one.
As this is the time when our young
folks go away to school we will dis
cuss this subject on Sunday evening.
The morning sermon will be given
over to the study of the Book of Ro
mans under the subject "Acceptable
A place for you at Bible school and
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
RECEPTION FOR TEACHERS.
A reception will be given the teach
ers in the city for institute at the
Episcopal church parish house thiB,
Thursday evening, at 8:00 o'clock.
Patrons of Heppner school and all
friends are invited to attend.
NOTICE TO ODD FELLOWS.
Meet Wednesday night, Sept 14. Im
portant business. '
R. J. BUSEICK, Noble Grand.
Francis nrd Mary Frunk of lone
underwent operations for the removal
of tonsils and adenoids at the Mor
row genernl hospital this forenoon.
Street Improvement Is
Going On In Heppner
Under the direction of the city
fathers, considerable street improve
ment is being done in Heppner, and
Marshal Devin is proving that he un
destands the job pretty well. Since
the oiling of Main and May streets
and placing of new crushed rock on
the Burface, these thoroughfares are
putting on the appearance of pave
ment. This style of work can not be
curried out on the Bide streets, but
the city is placing some crushed rock
where it Beems most needed, and it
would seem that this Bort of work is
going to be permanent.
At the council meeting Tuesday
evening the question of further im
provement cf this nuture was taken
up, and the matter is in the hands
of the committee on streets and al
leys. They will, if it is found that
the funds can be spared, purchase
more crushed rock and hope to be
able to place this on the most of the
side streets, especially those bearing
heavy traffic. A ride about town will
show that a lot of good work has al
ready been done and this paper hopes
the city dads can go right ahead and
complete the job.
C. R. JOHNSON CALLED.
Wore, received by N. M. Johnson of
lone on rriday last announced the
death of his brother, Charles R. John
son at the hospital in Anaheim, Calif.
on august Zotn. Mr. Johnson was
aged 50 years and 11 months at the
time of his death and his home was
in Inglewood. On May 24th last he
underwent an operation for an en
larged gland in his neck, and from
this he did not recover and he re
turned to the hospital for further
treatment. Ills brothers, Emil of
Hardman and N. M. of lone visited
with him during the summer and
found him suffering a great deal from
the affliction which had so affected
his vocal organs at that time that he
was not, able to make himself under
stood, and he was greatly reduced ir
weight. The brothers felt then that
he could not long survive and the an
nouncement of his death was not un
expected. Mr. Johnson came to Mor
row county with his parents when a
lad eight years of age and grew up
here. He was engaged in business
in Heppner for some time and then
went to lone and engaged in business
there with E. J. Bristow, forming the
firm of Bristow & Johnson. He went
to Huntington Beach, Calif., seven
years ago and three years ago moved
to Inglewood. He was quite success
ful in business in Southern Califor
nia and had accumulated some Very
valuable property both at Huntington
Ueach and Inglewood. Besides his
widow and two brothers he is sur
vived by three sisters, Mrs. Kather-
ine Anderson of McPherson, Kansas;
Mrs. H. Levis and Mrs. C. W. Ander
son of Seattle. Mr. Johnson was a
member in good standing of Doric
Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias, of
Eldon Wilson came home last week
from Bear Creek camp. He is driv
ing the West End school bus this
year. The road contract which F. L.
Brown has at that place will take
about six weeks more to complete.
Several local men are employed there.
H. B. Calkins is driving the East
Truman Messenger and family and
Ed Barlow and wife motored down
from Athena Sunday to visit rela
tives. Mr. and Mrs. George Ransier and
children of Pilot Rock were visitors
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan F.
Ransier recently. The men are bro
thers. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stutte and
children, Bob and Phyllis, left Sat
urday for Lexington to visit at the
Harry Schriever home after a pleas
ant visit at the home of Mrs. Stutte's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Faler.
Mrs. Fred Nicholson and baby and
two nieces motored to Boardman Sat
urday to attend the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Houghton who live at
the Diversion dam were guests Sat
urday at the Ranaiers. They all took
in the Boardman fair.
Frank Mason of lone attended the
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Duggan came
Sunday from Portland for a week end
visit at the Everett Duggan home.
Their daughter, Phyllis, has been vis
iting the past two weeks at the Dug
F. A. Fortier and Mrs. Frank Cra
mer drove to The Dalles Sunday
where they met Mrs. Fortier and
daughter Norma who had been spend
ing a week in Portland with rclutives
and friends. Mrs. Fortier is much
improved, having been forced to
change climate because of a severe
attack of hay fever.
Mrs. Elva Perry of Hood River was
a guest of her daughter, Mrs. Guy
liarlow, lust week.
Mrs. Claude Coats and daughter
Echo came homo from Hardman for
the week end and visited at the Bar
low home. Mrs. Chas. Barlow and
children, Edith Marie and Lucile, of
Heppner were also overnight visitors
at the Barlow home.
Mrs, Lowell Spagle is clerking at
Churchill's store again.
Mrs. Noel Bleakney and children
loft Sunday for her home near Echo
after visiting her mother, Mrs. H. H.
Weston for a few days.
The North Morrow County Fair
ended Saturday evening, Sept. 3, with
a big dance at the auditorium. Music
was furnished by an orchestra from
Heppner and since this was the first
dance that had been given In Board-
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Chas. Ray and May McAvoy in THE
FIRE BRIGADE, Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday.
IS RODEO IE US
Best Show and Bigger
Crowd Expected; Roan
Just two weeks remain, folks, be
fore the sixth annual Heppner Rodeo,
all plans for which indicate the best
show yet on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th
This week the grounds and buildings
are being thoroughly gone over in
preparation for the receiving of stock
some of which will come in this week
end. Public try-outs will be held on
Sunday preceding the show.
Early in the spring the quarter-
mile dirt track was banked up much
higher than it has ever been before.
It has been allowed to pack all sum
mer, and the recent rains have put it
in shape for the finishing touches
which are now being given it, guaran
teeing that it will be faster and safer
than ever before. All the weeds and
rocks arc being taken from the arena
as well, making it un ideal bucking
The good news that Roan Guidane,
one of the star bucking outlaws of
the association, had been foun,d was
received by President McNamer yes-
. 1 1 iL. .! 1 I.
leruuy. litis muses uie enure uuc&-
ing string intact with the exception
of Bluebird, who was badly wire cut
during the summer and will not be
in condition to buck. Bluebird has
been a final horse every year since
he has been with the association, and
has been a Btrong favorite. His loss
is deeply regretted, though it does
not cause apprehension for the suc
cess of the show as there are still
plenty of tough bronchos for the
boys to ride or try to ride. .
The town itself is waking up to ex
tend a cordial welcome to what is ex
pected to be the largest Rodeo crowd
in local history. The city will put on
its. festival garb, with streets and
storehouses all decorated. Every ef
fort is to be expended to make the
welcome felt. Ticket inquiries are
ulready being made, and though these
were not ready as soon as promised,
they will be available Saturday and
thereafter at Gordon's confectionary
Fletcher's Round-Up band will be
on hand Friday and Saturday with
music for all occasions, with their or
chestra here all three evenings to
furnish music for the big dances in
the open air pavilion. Three big
rides for the kiddies and 20 conces-
ions will also be on hand.
J. P. HADLEY PASSES.
John P. Hadley, aged 83 years, died
at Heppner Surgical hospital in this
city on Saturday morning, following
a short illness. Funeral services were
held in the hall at Hardman on Sun
day afternoon, and a large number
of friends and neighbors gathered to
pay their respects to one who had
long been a resident in the commun
ity and was highly respected. Milton
W. Bower of Heppner conducted the
services and burial was in I. O. O. F.
cemetery where members of the fam
ily preceding him were laid to rest.
Mr. Hadley was a pioneer resident of
this county and lived at Hardman for
moro liiun 40 yeurs arid was always
active in coiAmunity affairs.
FORMER RESIDENT DIES.
. E. Bates of this city received
word on Tuesday of the death of his
mother, Mrs. Fannie M. Bates, at Sa-
em on Monday, and he departed on
Tuesday night for Portland to attend
he funeral held in that city on Wed
lesdiy. Mrs. Bates had reached the
age of 93 years and had been an in
valid for some time, suffering the in
firmities of old age. For the past six
years she had been totally deaf. She
was a resident of Morrow county
from 1900 to 1918, living at Hardman,
and moved to Portland in the fall of
1918. Three sons survive, these being
Murion A. and O. L. Bates of Port
land, and A. E. Bates of Heppner. Bo-
sides these there are some 40 grand
children and 15 great grandchildren.
RETURNS FROM EUROPEAN TRIP.
Wm. Stauffer has been spending the
past week at Lexington, having just
eturned from a trip to Europe, where
he toured Switzerland, Germany,
France and England, spendirg the
summer months over there. Mr.
Stauffer was in Heppner on Tuesday
and states that he thoroughly enjoyed
ho trip, and found much of extreme
nterest to him. He is still owner of
pveral hundred acres of wheat land
n the Lexington section and is glad
o note that our county hud such a
hue yield this season. Mr. Stauffer
will leave shortly for his home in
The Rt. Rev. Wm. P. Remington will
conduct the services at All Saints'
Episcopal church this Sunday. Serv-
ces will begin at 11:00 o clock.
Sunday school at 9:45 o'clock. This
Sunday is Rally Day. We would like
to see every member present wtih a
REV. STANLEY MOORE,
Missionary in Charge.
ROAD BONDS SOLD.
A block of $120,000 of Morrow coun
ty road bonds were sold yesterday to
the county court. Several bids were
presented by Portland bond buyers,
the highest being that of A. D. Wake
man Co. at $102. This money will bo
disbursed on several market roads in
the county, and the price received is
Spocial reorganization meeting on
Sunday, Sept. 11, Church of Christ,
00 p. m. All young people are in
vited to attend.
Dr. A. H, Johnston, county health
officer, with Mrs. Johnston, Teturned
from Portland and Salem after at
tending the meetings of the county
health officers of Oregon and the Ore
gon State Medical association, clos
it g Saturday forenoon. These mfet
ings were largely attended and proved
very interesting, the doctor reports.
The annual brnquet of the society
was featured by addresses by physi
cians who practiced in Oregon when
the horse was the only notive power
of transportation. These physicians,
more than 40 in number, were seated
at the old timers' table. Dr. George
W. Tope, known by a large number of
Oregon physicians as the "Bishop of
Hot Lake," and now locavd in Cali
fornia, presided at the banquet. His
rtones were both amusing and inter
esting. Dr. Tope made a special trip
to Salem to attend the meeting und
act as toastmaster. The organization
meeting of the auxiliary took place
inursaay at Hotel Marion. Dr. W.
B. Morse of Salem, president of the
State Medical society, invited the
women to form the organization and
Dr. Walter H. Brown of the Marion
County Health demonstration, gave a
very interesting and impressive talk
n the purpose of the women's auxil
Among Heppner people attendintr
the North Morrow County Fair at
Boardman last week end were S. E.
Noises, R. L. Ber.ge and son Terrel,
Gay M. Anderson and Gay, Jr., Mr.
and Mrs. G. A. Bleakman, Vawter and
Jasper Crawford, Mrs. Helen M. Wal
ker, Rev. and Mrs. Stanley Moore.
Chas. W. Smith, county agent, was
present throughout, having super
vision of the fruit and melon exhibits.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. McFadden of
Santa Cruz, Calif., are visiting at the
home of Mr. McFadden's niece. Mrs.
F. R. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. McFad
den are making their wedding trip
tnrough Uregon ana Washington.
They dropped in on the Browns as a
complete surprise, Mrs. Brown not
having been informed of her uncle's
marriage until they arrived here.
S. T. Robison, who is in the city
today from his Eight Mile farm, being
torced Dy the wet weather to lay off
his harvesting crew for a few days,
states that he has about a ten-day
run before he is through. Quite a
lot of grain in his locality remains
unthreshed and the weather condi
tions arc none too promising.
Rev. Stanley Moore and wife re-
tuned last evening f re..." Prairie City
where they spent several days during
ne week. Mr. Moore states that va
cationing is over for this season and
h i3 no home to take up his work
as pastor of the Episcopal church
with renewed vigor.
The excellent displays at the hard
ware Btores of Gilliam & Bisbee and
Peoples Hardware Co. are calculated
to remind all and every nimrod of
this community that the hunting sea
son is at hand. The window decorat
ors at both stores have done them
The Famous Italian Variety Prunes,
Good Keepers, Good Eaters and Good
Canners, Packed in twenty-pound
crates, delivered to your station for
Sixty Cents, Order now, send check
with order or if desired will ship
C. O. D. J. Douda, Estacada, Ore. 25-6
A party leaving this afternoon for
a deer hunt in the vicinity of Deso
lation Lake was composed of Geo.
Steele and stn and F. R. Washburne,
northwest manager for J. I. Case Co.,
of Spokane, and W. G. McCarty and
L. Van Marter of Heipner.
Oscar Keithley was in frcm Eight
Mile early Wednesday morning to
rustle some repairs for his harvest
ing machinery. He was hoping that
the wet weather might hold off for a
few days yet and then he would have
nis harvest finished.
Mrs Cr.lviu Crider, who was taken
?eriously ii' at the home of icr bro
ther, Hurry Yarnall of lone, and un
derwent a serious operation at the
Morrow General hospital, was able to
return to her home at Bickleton, Wn.,
O. T. Ferguson of Ferguson Motor
Co., departed Wednesday for Port
land to bring up an International
truck for Howard La'.e at Lexington.
This is the second truck of this make
that Mr. Lane has purchased this season.
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE
Princess Flour Free
140 10-lb. sacks to be given away to heads of
families coming or sending to the
Brown Warehouse Co.
Phones: Warehouse 643, Residence 644
races oil no
High School Enrollment
Light With 96; Primary
The Heppner schools, closed today
and tomorrow because of institute,
epened for registration Monday, with
the first class sessions Tuesdny. En
rollment in the high school was a
little lighter than expected with 96
listed Monday, while in the primary
department there were far more than
was anticipated. Exact enrollment
figures in the grades have not yet
The full teaching corps was pres
ent for the beginning with the ex
ception of H. R. Johnson, principal,
who is due to arrive this week end.
He was caileJ east unexpectedly be
cuuse of the serious illness of a sis
ter, whom, word states, passed the
crisis and is now on the road to re
James M. Burgess, superintendent,
expects a good many more pupils, es
pecially in the high school, to come
in the next few weeks.
The teachers now here are, high
school: De'.oris Pearson, Anne Mur
ra, Margaret Wright, Esta Smith and
Phillip ven Lubken; grades: Martha
Wilson, Elizabeth Dix, Harriet Case,
Elizabeth Phelps, Leotia Bennehoff,
Hester Thorpe, Lucy E. Rogers, Dan
Already a good sized squad has
turned out for football practice un
der the direction of Mr. von Lubken.
A good season is anticipated.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Coffey of Blow
ing Rock, N. C, have been visiting
for a week at the home of Mrs. Cof
fey's sister, Mrs. H. S. Taylor. The
Coffeys plan to make their home here.
Snow was reported on Black Butte
Tuesday morning, following the storm
of Monday night. The fall was about
two inches end soon disappeared.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cohn and
young Bon expect to leave this week
for a visit at the home of Mrs. Cohn's
parents in Bellingham, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner of lone
purchased a new Buick standard six
four-door sedan from the Heppner
Garage during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Spauiding of
Portland were here to attend the
wedding of Miss Mary Spauiding on
Paige Touring Good paint, good
rubber, $50.00 motor overhaul just
completed. 1927 license; price $125.00.
Show starts promptly at 8 o'clock
at the Star theater, states Manager
Sigsbee, that those not knowing may
be on time.
Hemstitching and button making;
24-hour service, work guaranteed. M.
Leota Irwin, 103 Er.st 3rd St., The
Dalles, Ore. 25-28
S. A. Johnston, father of Dr. A. H.
Johnston, was visiting in the city
over the week end from his home in
Chas. Ray in THE FIRE BRIGADE,
a flaming romance of a two-fisted fire
lighter, Star Theater, Sunday and
FOR SALE 6 young Holatein cows,
well bred, heavy milkers. They are
good ones. A. P. Ayers, Boardman,
Heppner Garage delivered a new
standard six Buick sedan to Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Mason of lone Tuesday.
HELD TO GRAND JURY.
At the preliminary hearing before
Justice Huston on Tuesday afternoon,
Kenneth Kistler of Hurdman was
held to appear before the grand jury
on a charge of arson, and his bond
placed at $1000, which was furnished.
The charge grows out of the attempt
ed firing of the Prophet building at
Hardman some two weeks or more
ago, this building being in charge of
Kistler at the time. San E. Van Vac
tor of The Dalles represented Mr.
Kistler at the heuring, and the state
was represented by Dist. Atty. Not
Certified Wheat Shipped;
Brings 10-Cent Premium
Does it pay to have wheat certified?
This quesiion. discussed with dvubt
by some Morrow county farmers, ac
cording to Charles Smith, county
.".gent, should be aiuwered unhesitant
ly in the affirmative.
One hundred and twenty-five acres
of fortyfold wheat on the R. L. Benge
place was certified this season. Of
the crop now harvested carload lots
.-.ave been shipped one each to Con
don, Lostine and La Grande, besides
some sold locally, all of which
brought a premium of ten cents
bushel above the market price. This
was sold for seed. Two more carloads
of this wheat have been ordered to be
shipped to Condon and Alicel if there
is a sufficient quantity to supply the
The certification was done by an ex
pert from O. A. C, accompanied by
Mr. smith, just for the asking. It is
believed by the county agent that the
:mall amount of trouble gone to by
tne raiser was well justified in the
LEXINGTON SCHOOL NOTES.
School opened Monday, Sept. 6th
with Melvin Johnston, superintendent
and Eloise Johnston and Harold Wynd
as assistants in the high school. Mr.
Wynd is the new member of the high
school faculty nad comes highly rec
ommended. He is teaching mathe
matics, science and bookkeeping.
Mrs. Johnston has the Latin and Eng
lish classes, while Mr. Johnston han
dles civics and typing.
Owing to the increased enrollment
the board has decided to secure a full
time music teacher, who will have one
high school history class. Supt.
Johnston will drive to Monmouth and
Portland this week end to secure a
competent teacher to fill the place.
There are sixteen freshmen regis
tered, representing four outside dis
tricts. The juniors una seniors have select
ed their class rings. The senior class
consists of five members this year.
A good football squad is under or
ganization again this year. ,
In the grades the enrollment is also
increased over last year, it being nec
essary to reinstate the full force of
teachers again. Pearl Vail has the
first and second grades, Miss Read the
third and fourth, Mary Gingrich the
fifth and sixth and Lillian Turner the
seventh and eighth. The school is
well organized and points to a suc
Dallas Ward, Lexington High grad
uate and O. A. C. alimnus where he
vas prominent in athletic and other
circles, has accepted a position as as
sistant coach and instructor of chem
istry in a large high cchool in Min
neapolis. SNOW, CLOUDBURST REPORTED.
Bruce Kelley is Heppner's latest
weather prophet. A couple of weeks
ago Mr. Kelley said it would snow in
the Kelley prairie region of the Blue
mountains between the first and tenth
of September. And it did. The re
port of a snow storm around Arbuckle
mountain and Kelley prairie Monday
night was brought to town Tuesday by
George Clark, forest ranger. It
snowed quite heavily for a while, said
Mr. Clark, but toward morning turned
to rain. A regular cloudburst was
reported on Sunflower fiat at the
same time. Mr. Kelley said that up
to the last few years it snowed near
ly every year at this time on the
prairie, and he based his prediction
on the resemblance of this season to
those of the past when this had oc
curred. Plenty of good weather is
often had after the first snow, though,
he said. M. Kelley has some forebod
ing about the present weather con
ditions in the mountains, fearing that
it may sour the feed on his range and
he said. Mr. Kelley has some forebod
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
The American Legion Auxiliary has
resumed meetings after the summer
vacation. Fourteen members of the
Unit met Tuesday evening. Sept. 6th.
Reports of the state convention at
La Grande were given by the dele
gates. The Heppner Unit received a
citation for fulfilling the program as
outlined by the State Department for
the past year.
The Unit will hold a candy sale on
Friday night during the Rodeo, and
ALL members are requested to donate
liberally to same, as it is necessary
to replenish our treasury.
It was decided that hereafter Glee
Club practice will be held regularly
'it headquarters on the 2nd and 4th
The hostesses were the Mesdames
Baumun, who served refreshments,
und a social hour was enjoyed.
RHEA CREEK GRANGE NEWS.
The Grange held n short meeting
on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 4, but
o vmg to the funeral of the late John
P. Hadley, there was no business ses
sion. The Grange hall will be" dedciated
on October 2. Worthy siato Lecturer
Minnie E. Bond will conduct the cere
mony. On Sept. 20 Mrs. W. L. Johnson of
Idaho will give an entertainment at
the hall. The public is invited to
hear Mrs. Johnson.
SPECIAL MEETING OF REBF.KAHS.
A. specinl meeting of San Souci Re
bekah lodge will be held nt I. O. O, F.
hall on tomorrow, Friday evening, to
receive an ofliciul visit from Presi
dent Sanderson of the state assembly.
All Rebekahs are requested to be
O. E. S. TO MKET.
The regular meeting of Ruth Chap
ter No. 32, Order of Eastern Star, will
be held on tomorrow, Friday, night at
Masonic hall, resuming work after
the r.ummer vacation.
Get your shoes rebuilt before
school starts. Gonty Shoe Store.
By Arthur , Bri bane
Science and Religion.
Gasoline and Rubber.
Cancer Not Contagious.
The Rev. Dr. Shailer Mathews, Dean
of the Divinity School in Chicago
University, says philosophy is of no
use in religion, because we cannot
analyze our religion, "the greatest
moment!; are felt, you cannot define
them in words. There is ltot a phil
osophical term in the language or
the intellectual processes by which
we seek to grasp the meaning of re
ligion." Philosophy has nothing to do wtih
religion, and religion has nothing to
do with philosophy. Philosophy deals
with problems that can be solved,
or may be solved, by proof, argu
ment, thought. Religion deals with
questions entirely beyond our reach,
that can be answered only by faith.
Two kinds of good news for auto
First, you are told that if and when
the natural supply of gasoline gives
out, synthetic gasoline will be made
to take its place.
Second, scientists have discovered
a system of bud grafting on rubber
trees which should increase the yield
of a tree 400 per cent.
It is predicted that the cost of
rubber delivered in this country will
drop from twenty-five cents to less
than ten cents a pound.
Scientists say they can make syn
thetic rubber as well as synthetic
gasoline, but that probably will be
postponed, like artificial gasoline
making, until natural supplies dim
inish. A French scientist proves by care
ful observation that cancer is NOT
contagious. To do away with the false,
persistent suspicion is a great bless
ing. Married couples, living togeth-
one the victim of cancer, do not
contract the disease from each other,
and cannot contract it. That is prov
ed by reliable statistics.
Paris dressers, realizing that long
hair is "coming in," are buying stocks
of "transformations," long hair ar
rangement for women to wear while
waiting for bobbed hair to grow.
Short hair is common sense, of
course, and, in time, long hair will
be as obsolete as a veil over the face.
Long after men had cut their hair,
primitive women let their hair grow
long, because, matted with grease, it
was a good thing in cold weather.
Long hair seems "feminine" to men.
Women do what men want, and the
long hair comes back. It will go
At San Toy, mining town in Ohio,
Ray Wiggins, annoyed, bit off the ear
of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Amanda
A mob around the courtroom want
ed the man lashed, and the Mayor
of San Toy told Wiggins he would
quash the charge of "maiming and
disfiguring" if he would take the
Wiggins said "Yes." His back was
stripped, he was lashed twenty-one
times and everybody apparenty was
happy, including the mother-in-law.
What is the difference between a man
that bites off his mother-in-law's ear
and a mob that insists on a public
There is some mild government su
pervision of the radio. Do the super
visors consider it necessary or desir
able that the details, bloody, or other
wise, of prize fights should be sent
into homes and listened to by twenty
millions of Americans, including
children? Would you describe that
as making an intellectual, "Chris
tian" and elevated use of a great
We must have the prize ring, the
bloody fights, of course, for those
that can afford to pay $125 a ring
side seat, just as we must have
"spcak-easies" for those that can pay
$25 a bottle for champagne. But why
carry the prize fighting into so many
Don't prize fight promoters realize
that radio broadcasting will stop their
prize fighting eventually? Clergymen
here and there will be aroused as
they listen to the interseting fight
news coming in over the radio and
then there will be trouble. Many
clergymen, fortunutely, are interest
ed in things more important to hu
man salvation than Darwin's monkey
theory which, by the way, was nev
er taught by Bat-rin.
Harold Hill of Heppner and Hen
I;rown of PendluUn both reported at
the police station that automobiles
driven by them collided on the high
way two or three miles south of Ad
ams on Sui.day. The extent of the
damage and details of the accident
were not given in the report. East
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ferguson de
parted for Pendleton this miming,
where they will reside in the future,
Mr. Ferguson having charge of the
Oakland-Pontiac agency there.