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Volume 44, Number 39.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 1927
Subscription $2.00 a Year
AUDITORIUM TO HAVE
Junior Class Play, Dummy
Tuesday Christens i;
(Heppnerian Reporter.) ;
The doors of the new public school
auditorium-gymnasium will be open
ed the first time for the presentation
of the junior class play, "Dummy," to
be given Tuesday, December 20. This
recently constructed,, ultra-modern
building has a seating capacity for
600 persons so you do not have to be
afraid of having to stand up if you
Something entirely new will be
seen by Heppnerites In the cyclorama
curtains. This stage setting is of the
most modern' type obtainable. It is
worth the price of admission just to
see the curtains and satisfy yourself
as to what they are like.
"Dummy!" You simply can't af
ford to miss this theatrical treat!
Come! See a super-mystery produc
tion by amateurs who work and act
like professionals. ,
"Dummy" is not just a farce com
edy, but is a very deep mystery. Be
there and see for yourself the man
ner in which the stolen diamond is
Can a deaf and dumb mute talk or
hear? Come to the junior class play
"Dummy" and see.
You must not let the present
cold Bnap keep you away. The audi
torium will be warm.
Come to the play and learn some
thing about the detective business.
Paul Jones, who takes the part of the
detective, "Alaska," will bring gales
of laughter that will cause many a
side-ache. Does he solve the mystery
of the stolen diamond?
If you desire a reserved seat, tick
ets may be had at Humphreys Drug
store, where they are now on sale.
Approximately 150 of the seats arc,
to be reserved. The .remaining sea's
afford practically the same view of
the stage. Reserved seats will cost
you 75 cents and general admission
It will be worth the price of ad
mission just to hear the music, to
be furnished by the Missildine trio
and the Hcppner high school boys'
octette. Be sure and come. The cur
tain rises at 8 o'clock sharp.
December Light Bills
Based on New Rate
W. E. Pruyn, local manager of the
Sherman Electric company, received
word yesterday from the head of
fice that light bills in this city for
the month of December should be
billed at the new rates, announced
some time ago. The new rates give
a 35 per cent cut in light rates and
50 per cent in power rates.
The company has operated the old
plant for 12 days of the, present
month, stated Mr. Pruyn, and might
be entitled to bill at the old rates,
but they are giving Heppner people
the benefit of any doubt. As load
regulators for the new power lines
have not yet been installed here, it
is necessary for the company to
operate the steam plant during the
peak load period each day. Com
pany engineers are now working out
the problem of regulating the load
bo as to furnish sufficient juice at all
times over the new line.
MUSIC PUPILS IN RECITAL.
The music pupils of Mrs. Roy Mis
sildine gave a recital at the Missil
dine home on Saturday afternoon, in
which the following took part: School
march, Bernard McMurdo; Minuet in
G, Beethoven, Howard Cleveland; eel
lo solo, Berseuse, Massanet, Ruth
Missildine; No Surrender, Shepherd's
Evening Song, Viola Brown; Cascade,
Heins, Marjory Hnppold; Flower
Song, Lange, Teresa Breslin; Smilin
Thru', Missildine Trio; Polish 'Danes,
Schwarwenka, Mury White; Etude,
Wollenhaupt, Value in A flat, Chopin,
Mary Beamer. The pupils enjoyed
a nice party following the recital
HUGHES STORE TO OPEN.
The new grocery store of Sam and
Hiinson Hughes in the Odd Fellows
building will be open for business
beginning Saturday. They are open
ing the new store under the firm
name of Hughes and Hughes. They
were formerly known as the Sam
Hughes company when engaged in
business here before. They ha1e
been busy placing their new stock
on the shelves this week and have
nearly everything ready. The store
room has been completety renovated
and is attractive in appearance.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.
Because of the Junior play coming
on our next regular meeting night
the meeting will be postponed to
Thursday evening, December 22nd
There will be installation of officers
Hostesses will be Vivian Kane and
Lucile McAtee. Don't forget your
gifts for the Xmaj grab bag, also re
member your donation for the silver
shower for Child Welfare needs. The
baskets from the Veterans' hospital
will be on sale at the Cohn Auto Co.
SOCIAL CLUB MEETS.
An enjoyable afternoon was had
by the members of the Eastern Star
Social club on Saturday when they
met at Masonic hall. Several tables
of bridge were in play and honors
went to Mrs. W. P. Mahoney and Mrs.
Glen Jones. Mesdames C. L, Sweek
and R. A. Thompson were hostesses
and dainty refreshments were served.
Miss Mary Clark 111 with
Typhoid Fever atEugene
Mr. and Mrs.' M. D. Clark of this
City received word last week of the
illness of their daughter, Miss Mary
Clark, a senior at the University of
Qregon in Eugene. Though doctors
were at first uncertain as to the
exact nature1 of the disease they
reported it, after later developments,
to' be a mild case of typhoid fever.
Miss Marjorie Clark, sister and
also a student at the university, im
mediately secured ,a special nurse
and a private doctor, and her thought
fulness has done much to relieve the
distress of the parents, who have
been alarmed but helpless, except to
await developments. The critical
stage of the disease is not yet past,
but last word states Miss Clark is
getting along well and her complete
recovery should be a matter of but
a short time. 1
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
H. L. Green arrived this morning
from Trent, Lane county, where he
has been living for the past year.
and will go to Eight Mile. for a visit
at the home of his brother, Homer
Green. Mr. Green, who suffered a
broken hip some two years ago' while
working hauling hay at Parkers Mill,
has never quite fully recovered from
his injuries, besides being a victim
of rheumatism, from which he suf
A license to marry was issued by
Clerk Anderson on Friday to E. C.
Cox of Hermiston and Miss 01 lie
Young of Pine City. The wedding
was solemnized at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Young, parents of
the bride, on Monday, December 12,
Rev. A. J. Ware, pastor of the Bap
tist church at Hermiston, performing
H. E. Coolidge and R. R. Hunter,
prominent residents of La Grande,
were visitors in Heppner on Satur
day,' looking after matters of busi
ness here. These gentlemen report
the winter as being light in that part
of the state so far his season.
Mrs. Art Johnson, niece of Sam
Hughes, visited relatives here for
several days the past week. She de
parted estercjay evening for her
home at Oakland, Cal., while visit
ing relatives at The Dalles and Port
land on the way.
R. J. Juday, son-in-law of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Hughes of this city, was
operated on Saturday in Portland for
appendicitis. Word received yester
day said he was doing well though
still confined to the hospital.
A bunch of horseshoes from the
Shivety shop were placed in a wrong
car parked in front of the shop one
dny this week and carried off. Mr.
Shively would appreciate their re
turn to his shop in Heppner.
Lawrenae Redding of Eight Mile
visited Heppner for a short time on
Wednesday. He reports that about
four inches of snow covers the fields
out his way, which is good protection
to growing grain.
Attorney Sam E. Van Vactor and
Mrs. Van Vactor spent a couple of
days at Heppner this week from their
home at The Dalles, Mr. Van Vactor
having business before the circuit
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Grimes are mov
ing their household effects by truck
from Trent, Oregon, to lone where
they expect to reside for the winter.
They will arrive at lone Sunday or
Geo. H. Hnyden was in fom his
home south of Hardman, being called
juryman. It had been snowing
some out that way when he left home
but no heavy fall is yet reported.
Judge James A. Fee and Mrs. Fee
came over from Pendleton on Sunday
and remained until Wednesday after
noon, Judge Fee holding a term of
circuit court here this week.
W. D. Neill of Pine City attended
court in Heppner the first of the
week, being one of the jurors drawn
for the December term. .
S. E. Moore, lone furniture dealer,
was at Heppner the fore part of the
week, being called to serve on the
jury in circuit court. '
Lee Beckner, lone rancher, was at
tending circuit court at Heppner
Monday and Tuesday, being called
on jury duty.
F. E. Evcrson, farmer residing west
of lone, wus a visitor here yester
day, looking after some rnatters of
S. S. Strodtman, manager of Lex
ington Farmers warehouse, was look
ing after business .in Heppner today.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Blakely were
Lexington people in "the city today
doing some Christmas shopping.
200 tons of first class alfalfa hay
for sale near Cecil. R. R. Hunter,
Herman Niolson, Rood canyon far
mer, was attending to business here
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our many kind
friends for the assistance given dur
ing the Illness and interment of our
beloved son and brother, for the beau
tiful flowers; and the many kind
letters and messages of sympathy
MR. and MRS. J. F. LUCAS.
MRS. A. R. FORTNER.
MRS. R. E. LEES.
During the pruning sesaon apple
growers are apt to find areas of the
bark that are punctured with many
fine holes, says the experiment sta
tion. This injury is due by the bronze
apple tree weevil. These areas are
cut out and destroyed and the wound
painted with a mixture of creosote,
1 pint, and coal tar, 2 plnte. ,
Some Cases Held Over to
January 23; Others
, Disposed of.
The December term of circuit court
for Morrow county was called at the
court house on Monday, with Judge
James A. Fee presiding.. Other offi
cers in attendance were Gay M. An
derson, clerk, George McDuffee, sher-'
iff, J. S. Beckwith, court reporter.
Wilson Bayless was appointed bailiff.
The roll call of jurors being called,
the following responded: Ben O. An
derson, M. N. Kirk, W. L. Missildine,
Lee Beckner, W. E. Moore, Fred Bu
chanan, George H. Hayden, E. P. Jar
mon, Albert Osmin, Earl Cramer, R.
V. Jones, S. E. Moore, G. R. White,
R. L. Eckleberry, W. Jepson, Pat Con
nell, C. Melville, J. A. Troedson, W.
D. Neill, May Burnside, W. E. Berg
strom, Pearl Devine, Will Clark, Ed
Buschke, H. E. Warner, Oscar Keith
ley, F. C. Frederickson and Alex Wil
son. The cane of State of Oregon vs.
J. J. O'Neill, indicted on a charge of
disturbing the peace. Defendant
failed to appear and the case was
continued until January 23.
Alfred Jenson Skoubo of Boardman
was granted naturalization papers by
Judge Fee, the court complimenting
him upon his splendid knowledge of
the principles of the United States
J. B. Way, indicted upon a chage
of selling mortgaged property, ap
peared in court and was given until
Tuesday morning to plead. He" was
represented by W. A. Williams, at
torney of Portland. Case was con
tinued until the January meeting of
Answering an indictment recently
returned by the grand jury, charging
him with embezzlement of funds, A.
M, Phelps appeared in court Monday,
and was given until Wednesday morn
ing to plead. The plea entered Wed
nesday was not guilty, and the case
was set down for trial Monday, Jan
uary 23. Jos. J. Nys represents Mr.
Walter T. Greathouse vs. George
Timm, Peter Timm, Sr., Peter Timm,
Jr., and Hans Timm, partners doing
business as Timm & Sons. Trial by
jury on Monday and verdict for plain
State of Oregon vs. W. P. Prophet,
Kenneth Kistler, Shirley Hiatt and
Margaret Kistler; defendants arraign
ed on arson charge; entered plea of
not guilty on Wednesday, and case
set for trial January 24. Sam E. Van
Vactor is attorney for defendants.
Shaw Supply Co. vs. A. D. McMur
do; case called for trial Wednesday
and after jury was drawn, a settle
ment was had between the parties
and the suit dismissed.
A. B. Fletcher vs. Matt Hughes on
trial Tuesday before jury; verdict
for plaintiff. Jos. J. Nys appeared
for plaintiff and C. J. Walker for
Court then took an adjournment
until Monday, January 24, and the
members of the jury panel were dis
missed from further service until
the convening of court on Mo.-.day,
January 24, 1928.
Attorneys from the outside, having
business before the court here this
week were A. C. Mclntyru of the
firm of Lowell, Clark & Mclntyre of
Pendleton; John M. Hickson of Port
land; Sam E. Van Vactor of The
Dalles; F, A. McMenamin of Port
land; J. H. Lowe of Corvallis; W. A.
Williams of Portland; B. E. McGreg
or of Prosser, Wash., while local at
torneys were C. L. Sweek, Jos. J. Nys
and Chas. J. Walker.
Farm Account School
at Boardman, Jan. 6
Prof. H. S. Besse, farm manage
ment specialist of O. A. C, will con
duct a one-day school at Boardman,
January 6, one of a series of such
schools to be held. at project towns.
Last spring a survey wsa taken
on the project in Morrow county
and three farms selected as demon
stration farms. The farms selected
were ones that had actually paid their
operators a good labor income dur
ing 1926. These accounts will be
discussed at the meeting. Farm ac
count books will be furnished at
tendants and their use explained.
TWO DEFINITIONS OF GOD.
The Bible says, "Our God is a con
suming fire." It also snys, "God is
love." Are both of these about the
same God? Do they contradict each
other? These and other questions
will be answered at the Chruch of
Christ at the evening service.
The subject for Sunday morning
will be, "God s Husbandmen."
The public is welcome at all serv
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
A big basket social will be held at
the Church of Christ on Friday eve
ning beginning at eight o'clock. It is
being put on by the Christian En
deavor but every one is invited and
urged to come and either bring or
buy a basket.
There will also be a short program
and a general good time.
WOOL GROWERS MEET JAN. 9-10
January 9-10 is the dote set for
the Oregon Woolgrowers association
meeting at Pendleton, previously
postponed because of conflicting
dates With the Montana meeting,
Speakers of national miportance will
be on hand, is the word from head
Ruth Chapter, O. E. S.
Holds Annual Election
A number of visitors from Condon
Chapter No. 23, O. E. S., were guests
of Ruth Chapter No. 32 of Heppner
at their regular meeting on Friday
evening. Among these were Myrtle
Bennett, past grand Ada of Oregon,
and Robina Parman, worthy matron
of the Condon chapter. Other mem
bers of the party were Jean K. Por
ter, Gladys Smith, Lulu fcVarcy, Mary
I. Portwood, Blanche L. Parker, Eli
zabeth Brawn and G. W. Parman.
The visitors were made welcome by
Ruth chapter and enjoyed the hospi
tality of the local lodge for the eve
ning, returning home after the close
of the meeting.
Three candidates received the de
grees of the order, following which
the annual election of officers was
held, resulting as follows: Carolyn
Johnston, W. M.; Harvey Bauman,
W. P.; Charlotte Gordon, A. M.; Viv
ian Ball, secretary; Gertrude Parker,
treasurer; Hattie Wightman, con
ductress; Sara McNamer, associate
conductress. Installation of officers
will take place at Masonic hall on
Wednesday evening, December 21, in
joint meeting with Heppner Lodge
No. 69, A. F. & A. M., and Heppner
Chapter No. 26, Royal Arch Masons.
A six o'clock banquet will be served
on the evening of installation..
Following the election refreshments
. Howard Endorses
Christmas Seal Sale
One of the chief aims of the Ore
gon State Department of Public In
struction is the furthering of health
education, according to C. A. Howard,
Superintendent of the department. In
a letter, made public this week by the
Oregon Tuberculosis Association, Su
perintendent Howard said:
"The Christmas Seal Sale, through
which the health education program
of the Oregon Tuberculosis associa
tion is financed, meets with my most
hearty approval. I sincerely trust
that the educational forces through
out the state will lend whole-hearted
support in promoting the sale of seals
"This department, as well as the
National Educational association, has
for one of its objectives the further
ing of health education. Teachers
should be alive to the importance of
giving encouragement to every move
ment that promotes the physical well-
being of the children.
Superintendent Howard s statement
regarding the National Education as
sociation refers to the fact, that the
subject of health educeu,in occupied
larger place tnan ever Dei ore in
the program of the N. E. A. confer
ence held at Seattle last July. In the
opinion of the conference, the teach
ing of good health habits is neces
sary, not only for the prevention of
disease, but also for the full enjoy
ment of life.
This "Positive Health" idea is the
keynote of the, health education pro
gram being carried forward by the
Oregon Tuberculosis Association and
its affiliated county public health as
sociations. As intimated by Superin
tendent Howard, all of the funds for
this work are derived from the sale
of tuberculosis Christmas seals dur
ing the holiday season each year.
CHARLES W. SMITH, County Agent.
A tool that promises to revise
plowing methods, at least for certain
conditions, has recently been devel
oped in the form of a rotary plow
now being manufactured in Salem.
For centuries the American farmer
has plowed his fields with the same
type of instrument. In Palestine and
other sections of the world the same
type of crude wooden plow is used
today as in pre-historic time.
The new spading plow can be at
tached to an ordinary tractor. The
spading wheels revolve at such a ve
locity that the soil is thoroughly pul
verized and prepared for a seed bed
in one operation. Deep plowing can
be done by driving at the rate of 2
miles an hour, or moderately deep at
the rate an ordinary plow team trav
els. Cost of preparing the soil is
found to compare favorably with the
cost of the several operations ordin
arily required. Advantages are more
thorough incorporation of organic
refuse with soil and ability to fit
soil when the moisture conditions are
right. This one operation prepares
the land to take the smallest seed
and if dry weather follows the soil
can be rolled to avoid any excess
looseness of the land.
Soil specialists from the Oregon ex
periment station who have seen dem
onstrations wit hthis spading plow
believe it to be a very promising lm
plement for various conditions. A
large type of the machine is also
made to use with high powered trac
tors. It is now being used extensive
ly in South America.
"One of the big problems of the
sheep business in this state is that
the breeders are not getting a Inrge
enough lamb crop," says H. A. Lind-
gron. "The state of Washington re
ports an overage of 120 per cent
lambing while the average for this
state is only 80 to 90 per cnt. More
attention must be paid to breeding
and lambing time. Ewes giving
large amount of milk and having
good heavy fleece with lots of quality
together with conformation 1b what
makes the Bheep pay.
"This state has very good market
ing conditions for both sheep and cat
tle providing they are handled cor
rectly. Oregon is strictly a Ram-
bouillet state, Idaho and Washing'
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BASKETBALL LINE UP.
"Football is on the shelf until fall
and the pigskin will be put back in
the mothballs until 1928," said Coach
Johnson at the basketball meeting
held last Friday. All the boys who
were interested in this year's basket
ball were present to receive this
piece of news. Thirty-three signed
to be on the regular list of players.
There are seven letter men, who
are going to play again this year, and
it is thought they will be classed
among the stars in season games. The
other boys are fast learners and will
be depended upon to help to the
Mr. oJhnson states that the squad
is too large to l...ndle in one group'
and that it will have to be divided
into a heavy and light weight team.
The heavier boys are called the A
group, consisting of approximately
15, the other is called the B group
and is somewhat smaller, and the
"Scout" boys are about the size of
the B group. Each group will be
The boys on th elight weight teams
will have an equal chance to play on
the heavier team. Coach Johnson is
not selecting large boys for his team,
but is carefully picking out those
who can go through the whole game
and stand the knocks without being
There will be much competition
among the players this year. This
adds in developing a winning team.
Definite positions have not been as
signed the boys as yet. Coach John
son is making a careful selection for
The basketball practice schedule
is as follows:
The high schoo lboys practice on
Mondays at 3:30, Tuesdays at 7:15,
Wednesdays, 7:15 and Thursdays at
3:30. The grade boys practice on
Tuesdays at 3:30, Friday, 3:30 and
Saturday 2:00. At 7 o'clock Satur
day evening, the Boy Scuots will
have their practice.
Junior Class Play, Dec. 20
Mr. Johnson gays that the Upper
Columbia league teams are now ready
to play basketball under the sched
ule made by the principles of the
high schools. The lone games have
not been definitely decided.
The schedule is as follows: 1
. January 7 Arlington at Heppner,
and Fossil at Boardman.
January 13 Lexington at lone.
January 19 Condon at Heppner,
Fossil at Arlington, lone at Board
man. January 20 Heppner at Lexington.
January 21 Boardman at Arling
ton. January 28 Lexington at Board
man, Arlington at Condon.
February 4 Heppner at Arlington,
Condon at lone, Boardman at Fossil.
February 11 Arlington at Board
man, Heppner at Condon, lone at
February 17 Lexington at Hepp
February 18 Boardman at lone,
Arlington at Fossil.
February 22 Fossil at Condon.
February 23 lone at Fossil.
February 24 lone at Condon.
February 25 Condon at Arlington,
Boardman at Lexington .
Junior Class Play, Dec. 20
Edna Vaughn and Eva Hiatt went
to Arlington on Friday, December 9,
to Bee Zaida Tash, their former
schoolmate, act the role of leading
lady in the school play. They report
wonderful time, and say that
Zaida did extremely well. The girls
enjoyed a dance given by several of
the Arlington younger set.
The "wallop" of the season was
handed the high school Btudenttf when
Mr. Johnson in one of his orations
before the assembly told the boys
not to play volley ball on the grade
school court. Imagine the surprise
and consternation this announce
ment created! Mr. Johnson, in com'
pany with Mr. Von Lubken, had been
one of the game s most ardent de'
votees, spending some little time
making the ball go over the net. If
the expression on their faces means
anything, they were enjoying the ex.
tremely strenuous game as much as
any of the high school students
Friday and Monday after school
Duck Lee, a former prominent stU'
dent, was a business visitor. He in
terviewed Miss Pearson concerning
some posters for the forthcoming
Junior class play. On Friday he was
accompanied by John Turner, an
other well known student of the past.
Monday Burton Hutton, field editor
of the East Oregonian, interviewee;
Miss Pearson, gaining material for
story about "Dummy, the junior
Mr. Johnson says that the inter-
class basketball games will be can
celled. The reason, as stated by the
nrincinal is that varsity practice be
gan Monday and there will be no
open dates for the class games.
Miss Murray reports that one lit
tle domestic science student has
gained six pounds in three months by
drinking milk. No amount of per
suasion would move the class to di
vulge the name of the girl who took
on so much avoirdupois so it seems
it must remain a class secret.
The studentbody has missed Hazel
McDaid from its ranks for almost
two weeks. Hazel was quite ill, but
is now back with us, trying to catch
up with her classes.
The wood business claimed Jack
Castcel for four days last week. Jock
is wearing a villainous look of late,
probably in preparation for his role
Mrs. Smith is severely ill with a
cold at her apartment, being absent
from school since Monday.
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Pleasing Program by
P. T. A. Well Attended
The December meeting of the
Heppner Parent Teacher association
was held in the high school auditor
ium Tuesday of -bu week. Quite a
number were present, although the
weather was inclement.
A good program was enjoyed, as
Vocal Duet, Mrs. Walter Moore and
Mrs. Helen M. Walker.
"Spiritual Taining," Rev. Stanley
Reading, Miss Mary White.
"Pre-School Chaarcter Training,"
Mrs. Clara Beamer.
Vocal Numbers, High School Boys'
Mrs. Buhn, the treasurer, reported
1147.02 in the treasury.
Mr. Burgees, eity superintendent,
reported that financially the Lyceum
was still paying for itself.
The fifth grade won the usual five
dollars to be used for library books.
LOCAL K ITEMS
J. H. Cochran was a Heppner vis
itor from lone on Friday. John has
long been a resident of the lone
country and he thinks there never
was a better crop prospect at this
season of the year. With hit son,
Arch, Mr. Cochran is farming quite
extensively and has in 600 acres of
grain that is all up and doing fine,
though a portion of the seeding was
a little late owing to weeding.
Pat Connell came over from Pen
dleton, where his family are resid
ing for the winter, to be in attend
ance at the opening of circuit court
on Monday, and also to look after
his ranch interests on Rhea creek,
after being released from jury duty.
faeorge K. White was one of the
leading farmers of Lexington that
attended court here the first of the
week on jury duty.
Theodore Anderson reports a slight
snow fall at his place on Eight Mile,
something around two inches at the
present time. He hopes for more
as it will be good for the growing
grain. Mr. Anderson was doing bus
iness here today.
Dan Engleman is up from Portland
for a visit of a short time at the Al
falfa Lawn Dairy home of Wightman
brothers. Mr. Engleman makes his
home in Portland most of the time
now, and he is still in very poor
Regular meeting of Heppner Post
No. 87, American Legion, will be held
next Monday evening, December 18.
Election of officers and other import
ant business to be transacted. All
members are urged to be present.
W. F. Barnett, Lexington general
merchant and one of the large wheat
producers of that section, was attend
ing to business in Heppner on Wed
nesday. Lexington is being treated
to some winter weather at present.
Will Clark, of the firm of Clark
Bros., alfalfa raisers of Lexington,
was called to Heppner the first of
the week, answering his summons to
serve as a juryman at the December
session of circuit court.
Fred Buchanan of lone, was one i
of the jurymen called to Heppner
the first of the week to be in attend
ance at circuit court. Fred is one
of the successful ranchmen of the
Willow creek valley.
We offer Christmas trade: Potted
plants, poinsetties, cyclemen, palms,
ferns, begonias, Xmas peppers, cher
ries, cactus, rubber plants, cineraries.
Arlington Greenhouse Co., Arlington,
The Women's Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist church will
meet in the church parlors for their
regular session, Tuesday, Dec. 20, at
2:30 p. m. A good attendance is hop
Will Clark, one of the members of
the firm of Clark Bros., ranchmen of
Lexington, spent a couple of days
in Heppner this week, serving on the
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Adams came in
from Hardman Wednesday and de
parted on the train in the evening
for Portland, where they expect to
spend the next three months.
Elmer Cool of lone was operated
on at the Morrow General hospital
this week for the removal of tonsils.
Local anaesthetic was used and Dr.
Paul Gemmell, of Cohn Auto Co.,
went to Portland on Sunday and
spent a couple of days in the city on
business, returning home Tuesday
Mrs.' Mary Bortholomew, reported
ill last week, is still confined to her
home, but her physician, Dr. McMur
do, reports Borne improvement.
Ladies drawn for jury duty at
Heppner this week were Mrs. May
Burnside of Heppner and Mrs. Pearl
Devine of Lexington.
Earl Warner, extensive wheatrais-
er of Lexington, was attending cir
cuit court here the first of the week
as a juryman.
A. A. McCabe, Rhea creek wheat
raiser and ranchman, was a visitor
here for a few hours on Wednesday,
J. S. Beckwith, veteran court re
porter, was over from Pendleton at
tending court here this week.
Robert Wilcox, Lexington dairy'
man, was attending to business here
As the alfalfa seed crop is some
what smaller this year, it will be
well for Oregon farmers to antici
pate planting necJs and lay in a sup
ply of Grimm seed. The Canadian
variegated crop which normally goes
to the east is reduced this year, re
ports the experiment station, and
this may make a stronger demand
on the western Grimm.
Our Washington Holdings
One Slip For Woman.
Lindbergh and Marie.
President . Coolidge talked with
William ureen, president of the
American Federation of Labor, about
soft coal labor troubles in Penn
sylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
Labor men charge that railroads are
united "to depress prices of coal for
Government might in certain eases
affecting public welfare fix pricei of
the product and the labor that pro
There was no hesitation aboat fix
ing the wheat prices during the war,
a fixing process that cost the farmer
about $2 on every bushel that they
might have got and didn't get on
The much discussed "companion
ate" marriage of a young man of
twenty with the eigtheen-year-old
daughter of Mr. Haldeman-Julius ia
not as new as it seemed. After mar
riage each will live at home to solve
the problems of housekeeping, while
the bride continues her work in the
high school and then in college, and
the young man continues studying at
the University of Kansas.
If the marriage doesn't turn oat to
be perfect, the plan is to arrange for
That is looking further ahead than
young people generally care to look.
Life, marriage and other things may
not be perfect, but the young think,
hope and believe that they are.
And THINKING, HOPING and BE
LIEVING gradually build up what 1
worth while in life.
Germany signs the League of Na
tions agreement "affording protection
to women workers before and liter y
childbirth." A woman would be al
lowed to quit work six weeks before
the birth of a child and remain away
six weeks afterward, with pay and
free medical attention.
That sounds almost like civiliza
tion governments compelling em
ployers to do for women what intelli
gent horse owners did for mares
thousand years ago.
A tax assessor at Washington, D.
C, values White House, buildings and
grounds, at $22,000,000; the Capitol,
$53,000,000; State, War and Navy
buildings, $13,500,000; Treasury build
Uncle Sam should, get some flying
machines to protect all that property.
A dozen bombing enemy fliers could
soon knock those buildings around .
the ears of men that live or work lr
A mother and father hid $60 in a
bureau drawer, telling only their
thirteen-year-old daughter, Christina,
where the money was. It disappeared.
Three times the girl denied that she
had stolen the money, then drank
carbolic acid and may die. Not all
parents realize a child's intensity of
Judge Inch says one olip does not
prove a woman immoral, or justify
withholding citizenship from her.
It seems to depend on the size and
kind of the slip. Poor Eve bit the
apple and that slip cost not only her
citizenship but her actual residence
in the Garden and the great privilege
of bearing children without pain.
Besides, the law, which allows each
dog one bite before condemning him,
might well allow a lady one slip.
Ruth Elder, charming young lady,
attracted attention and newspapers
gave her at least $100,000,000 worth
of free advertising. Now the intelli
gent Loew Company gives her $1000
a day for 100 days to tell about it in
For $100,000 intelligent Mr. Nicho
las M, Schenck gets the benefit of
$100,000,000 worth of publicity.
Madame Curie could not get $100,
000 for telling about radium. The
people want action.
Students of Chicago's Northwest
ern University vote Lindbergh and
Henry Ford "the biggest men of the
year." Queen Marie leads the women.
President Coolidge, Mussolini, the
Prince of Wales, Mayor Thompson,
Edison, Tunney, Al Smith, Babe
Ruth got votes.
ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Church school at 9:45 o'clock.
The child's choice of a God will be
the result of parental example. The
parent cannot help infecting the
child. You had better come yourself
and bring your children if you want
the next generation to be better than
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
"Blessed is he whose unrighteous
ness is forgiven: and whose sin it
covered." Ps. 82:1.
The missionary society will meet
next Thursday in the Parish House
at 2:30 o'clock. Come yourself and
bring your friends.
REV. STANLEY MOORE,
. Missionary in Charge.