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Volum e44, Number 44.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 1928
Subscription $2.00 a Year
BY HELEN SIMPSON
Third Lyceum Number Is
Held at New School
Helen Simpson but recently ar
rived in the west from Boston, her
home town, where she has a won
derful reputation as an actress Im
personator. Being delayed on the
bus she was late In arriving Mon
day evening and was greeted by
half a house at the high school
auditorium for her lyceum perform
ance, other attractions in town that
evening detracting from the at
tendance. Nevertheless, she lived
up to her reputation, and her lively,
hour-and-a-half entertainment com
pletely won her audience.
Two vocal selections of a popular
nature Introduced her, after which
she made a short get-acquainted
talk in which she showed herself to
be most charming.
As Lorette Taylor in "Happiness,"
she depicted the philosophy of a
poor working girl who, in spite of
her lowly position, looked upon life
bravely and found it worth while.
A heavy drama skit, In which she
took two roles, that of an American
navy captain's wife and a French
modiste, was her most difficult of
fering. The way a typical modern
American mother looks upon the
school career of her son furnished
her audience plenyt of fun, at the
same time giving much; food for
thought. Her last portrayal was
that of a maiden spinstress, in
which nothing characteristic of the
type was overlooked. Miss Simp
son made many friends during her
short sojourn here, who will wel
come her warmly should Bhe re
The next number bids fair to be
one of the most Interesting, unique
and entertaining numbers of the
Dr. G. Whitfield Ray, the famous
South American explorer and auth
or, will discuss his adventures
among the strange peoples of those
far away lands. He will speak here
on the evening of January 31, at 8
o'clock. Dr. Ray is doubtless the
most widely known of all the Ly
ceum people to appear here, for he
has gained world-wide recognition
as a traveler, adventurer and ex
plorer. MISS WOODSON GRADUATED.
University of Oregon, Eugene,
Jan. 19. (Special) Miss Margaret
Woodson, of Heppncr, Is one of the
39 students of the University of
Oregon who have completed their
work for degrees, it is announred
by Earl M. Pallett, registrar, fol
lowing the approval of the names
of the faculty. The board of re
gents at its next meeting will for
mally pass upon the awards. Miss
Woodson is the only student who
will have the honor of receiving a
Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
Fifteen bachelor of arts degrees
will be awarded and Blxteen degrees
of bachelor of science, while there
will be one bachelor of business ad
ministration, and one bachelor of
education. Raymond E. Baker, of
Albany, will receive a Master of
Philosophy and Joseph A. Santce,
a Master of Science degree.
LICENSE BUSINESS GOOD.
A summary report of Clerk An
derson of game licenses handled by
him during 1927 shows: 255 hunt
ers at $3, $765; 12 county hunters
at $1.50, $18; two non-resident hun
ters, $20; 79 anglers at $3, $237; 19
county anglers at $1.50, $28.50; 10
lost certificates, $2.50; 88 combina
tion hunters and anglers at $5,
$440; making a total of $1511. The
total for 1926 was $1510. Clerk An
derson reports also a considerable
shrinkage in the receipts of his of
fice for 1927 over 1926. A total of
$2762.85 shows up for the past year,
while the yoar before figures were
$4371.90. Mr. Anderson thinks that
much of this difference comes from
the cleaning up of mortgages.
There were far less mortgage re
newals to be recorded the past year
than in 1926, and this would be a
large Item of Income.
HOLD BIBLE CHAUTAUQUA.
Under the title of Bible Chautau
qua, a series of meetings began
on Wednesday evening at the
rooms on Main street formerly oc
cupied by Gurdnne & Son as a paB
tlme. Bible study and evangelistic
sermons will be the order, under
the guidance of H. C. Thompson
of College Place, Wash., assisted
by Dewey Paine, a former Heppner
boy and student of the high school
here. Rev. Thompson Is a minis
ter in the Seventh Adventist church
nnd comes to Heppner to carry on
this meeting for a period of weeks.
The building has been seated and
made comfortable, nd the public is
invited to attend.
WOOL COMMITTEES NAMED.
The executive committee of the
Oregon Woolgrowers association
for 1928 will be composed of K. G.
Warner, Pilot Rock; R. A. Thomp
son, Heppner; F. Phillips, Baker;
Ernest Johnson, Wallowa; F. Fal
coner, Pendleton; Herman Oliver,
Pralrlo City; James Murtha, Con
don; Charles Burgles, Fossil, and
Ben Taylor, Mltcholl, according to
announcement of President War
ner, made the end of the week. The
first three named are officers of the
association, being president, vice
president and second vice president.
Bob Carsner Forsees
Like some others, Bob Carsner,
of Spray, who was in Portland this
week, was quoted by the Oregonian
news gatherer, but his "long suit1
was not the recent gold discovery
in Morrow county, but rather that
of coal a substance, by the way,
that Mr. Carsner .knows can be
produced In this part of Eastern
Oregon. Here's what he was quoted
as having said, In Wednesday's Ore
"Believe me," says R. J. Carsner
of Spray, "some day there will be
a coal development In our part of
tne state. Just now there is talk of
gold at 'Squeely' Johnson's home
stead. I remember Pat Shea, who
was supposed to have found gold
on the Johnson place, but I don't
know anything about the present
reported 'find,' although I'm told
some fine assays have been had.
Years ago there was a rush to get
fire opals In that same region at
the base of Peter's butte, not far
from Squeely's. A lot of opals were
found and you can still see today
cabins which the men used and the
gopher holes In the hillside where
they dug for the opals. I guess the
opals weren't as good or as valuable
as was supposed, for the mining for
them ceased, but some of the opals
were very nice. You can still find
them if you want to take the trou
ble. But, getting back to something
substantial, there Is really coal
available. Coal has been found on
Willow creek, 14 miles from Hepp
ner, and on Rowe creek in Wheeler
county, and in Grant county, near
Dayville. Blacksmiths, 40 years
and more ago, used native coal for
their forges. They used to mine it
themselves. On the Willow creek
proposition the men who started It
got Into difficulties after a large
sum had been spent and they re
fused, as I recall, about $400,000.
They all died firmly convinced that
they had good coal. We never heard
much about minerals in our part
but the mountains farther on are
full of minerals, or much gold was
taken out at Canyon creek, and in
the John Day river. The coal de
posits, however, are something that,
I feel convinced, will be developed
into something sometime."
H. A. Duncan Acquitted
on Manslaughter Charge
Heppner friends of Harry Dun
can are glad to receive the news
early today of his acquittal at The
Dalles last night of the charge of
involuntary manslaughter. The
charge grew out of the fatal injury
of Frank Black, Idaho mine work
er, on May 30 last.
Mr. Duncan went to trial Tues
day, and the case was concluded
late Wednesday evening, the jury
taking the case about ten o'clock.
After deliberating for a short time,
they returned their verdict of ac
Heppner Elks Lodge
Will Be Entertained
An entertainment for the Hepp
ner lodge of Elks and their families
is In prospect for the evening of
February 4th, which will be in the
form of a genuine old-time dance.
Following the custom of the lodge
for some time past, members have
furnished an evening of entertain
ment for the brothers, to which the
families are invited, and this par
ticular event is to be the offering
of Jack, Wm. and David Hynd, who
are furnishing the music for the oc
casion. An evening of real enjoy
ment Is thus in prospect for mem
bers of Heppner Lodge No. 358, and
their families on the evening of
February 4. Mr. Hynd stated to
us that this entertainment is in line
with those heretofore put on by the
different groups of members for the
good of the order" and is not one
of the public affairs as outlined in
the program of the lodge.
The American Legion Auxiliary
met on Tuesday evening, January
17, with 17 members present. Mrs.
A. H. Jackson was Initiated and
welcomed Into the Auxiliary. The
unit has undertaken as its com
munity service work for this year
the sponsoring of the Camp Fire
Girls organlztion. Officers for the
board of sponsors were appointed
as follows: President, Lucile Mc
Atce; vice president, Georgia
Moore; secretary, Rosa Phelps, and
treasurer, Florence Jones. The ap
plication for a charter for the
Board of Sponsors will be sent to
national headquarters at once. The
call for cretonne pillow covers met
with a splendid response, about 30
being sent In. The hospital chair
man, Hana Jones, will send these
to hospital No. 77. Thank you,
members. The unit wishes to thank
Mr. Brcslin for his kind thought
for the "Boys" In the hospital, as
evidenced by tho nice sum collected
during the recent coal guessing con
test. Hostesses Tuesday were Ber
tha Kirk and Georgia Moore. Sec
retary. DOGS VALUABLE ANIMALS.
During the past week the sheriff's
office was busy In serving com
plaints on dog owners of the county
who had failed to look after the
business of getting licenses in prop
er time. This action was taken in
compliance with the law, and the
delinquents were brought In to the
court of Justice Huston and that
official assessed the penalty of $10
per dog where the lciense fee had
not been paid.
I SPECIAL BIB EDUI
The work of compiling our mammoth booster edition is well under
way and it is now necessary that we have all copy in our hands at a
very early date. Some articles pertaining to church, club and frater
nal organization work which was to be prepared by others are still out
and we urge that these be furnished us as soon as possible. All
photos and articles which in your estimation would be good material
for this issue should reach our office at once. We are very anxious
to make it a real and worth while portrayal of facts regarding Morrow
County. Any suggestions on your part will be appreciated. It is
your edition. The support being extended by the business firms and
individuals of the county is making
and the interest shown assures us of a widespread outside distribu
tion. It will serve its intended purpose well.
Well directed newspaper publicity can and will accomplish won
ders for our section and this edition will tell the story of Morrow
County in a way that it has never
And here we want tc again extend our thanks to the progressive
spirited business public of Heppner and other parts of the county
who, through their patronage of advertising space, are making it
possible. Almost with one accord they have responded to this call,
not with a consideration of personal gain, although the issue will be
a good advertising medium, but rather the motive that prompted
this support was unselfish. These people realize that we all have a
common interest in the further development of this section and are
therefore putting their shoulders to the wheel and are pushing for all
they are worth. With such a spirit ever manifested, Heppner and
Morrow County will ever forge ahead.
Some have not been called on, but we are pleased to report that
to date not a single establishment has refused support. Boost for the
coming Booster Edition. It is trying
CO-OPERATION MEANS SUCCESS. THE INTERESTS OF
ONE ARE THE INTERESTS OF
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Hermiston Men File On
Gold Claims at Heppner
A number of Hermiston men
made a trip to the mountains about
40 miles south of Heppner last Sun
day in order to Investigate reports
of a gold strike discovered there
recently, states the Hermiston Her
ald. The men making the trip in
cluded Bill Shear, J. B. Moll, H. A.
Pankow, George Shelton, Ursel Hi
att and Gwyn Hughes.
The find was an old hole that Is
thought to have been opened by a
prospector some 40 years ago, the
site of which was lost shortly after
his first pay ore was taken out
when he became ill at The Dalles
and died without being able to dis
close to those at his bedside the lo
cation of the claim. He had covered
the shaft over to protect his inter
ests while he was gone.
The location remained hidden un
til recently when a horse broke
through the temporary covering
the old prospector had made. Ex-.
ploratlon disclosed some gold bear
ing ore, and considerable interest
has been displayed by Heppner peo
ple. The trip of the local men was
taken as a result of information
that was received by Ursel Hiatt
from his father. The Hermiston
men made some filings that were
located by H. Pankow, after he had
examined the terrain.
LEGION INSTALLS OFFICERS.
Officers of Heppner Post No. 87,
American Legion, for 1928, were In
stalled at the regular meeting of
the post Monday evening. The post
will be served this year by the fol
lowing: Clarence Bauman, Com
mander; Walter Moore, Vice-Com
mander; Alva Jones, Finance Offi
cer; Chas. W. Smith, Adjutant;
James M. Burgess, Chaplain, Loyal
Parker, Sergeant-at-Arms;, Richard
Wells and Paul Gemmell, Executive
Committeemen. Commander Bau
man appointed his committees for
the year's work and the post will
MUSIC CLUB MONDAY EVE
A meeting of the recently formed
Music club is called for Monday eve
ning at the American Legion hall.
This meeting will be for the pur
pose of receiving the report of the
committee on permanent organiza
tion, and to perfect the organisa
tion. There has been a general re
sponse by the musicians and music
lovers of the city to the call for
such an organization here, and it
is hoped there will be a good at
tendance on next Monday evening
mat tne club may be put on a per
There was some business in the
court of Recorder Huston Monday
forenoon. Wilbur Corley and Ralph
Corrignll were taken in by Marshal
Devln and Deputy Sheriff McDuf
fee Sunday evening, and Monday
morning they had to answer to the
charge of disorderly conduct before
tne polico Judge. Corley received a
tine of $20 and Corrlgall was asked
for a donation of $25.
Notice Neighbors of Woodcraft.
All outeoinsr and Incoming mil
ccrs and guards are requested to
oe at i. u. u. nan at 2:00 o'clock
sharp Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21.
THE MOON OF ISRAEL, spec
tacular thriller, Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday; an equal of 'The
Mrs. H. A. Cohn has been confined
to her home for the past four days
it possible to distribute this work
been told before.
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New Meat Market Will
Open for Business Soon
Fixtures and furniture are being
moved into the Gilman building, the
site of the former Central market,
to equip a new market, to be known
as the City Market which is to be
opened to the public January 25.
This will be operated by A. B.
Burkenwlne, formerly of Hermis
ton. According to Mr. Burkenwine
he has long considered Heppner as
an Ideal location for a meat mar
ket He conducted the City Market
of Hermiston for the past ten years.
At present no slaughter house is to
be erected in connection but he
plans to handle some home killed
meats, in the main getting his sup
ply from the local farmers. New
equipment throughout has been
purchased and Mr. Burkenwine
promises Heppner one of the most
modernly arranged and sanitary
markets. Another enterprise for
Heppner which we trust will be
REWARDED FOR TERM PAPER
Jeanette Turner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Turner and a
freshman In high chool, was award
ed a gift of five dollars by her
grandfather, R. W. Turner, for her
term paper on the subject of the
Historical Government of China,
handed in at the close of the first
semester. Jeanette dedicated the
paper to her grandfather, who is an
appreciative and well read student
of history, and he was so pleased
with its excellence that he reward
ed the young student for her work.
Her teacher, Principal Johnson, al
so complimented Jeanette very
highly and awarded her the dis
tinction of having handed In the
best paper by any of the freshman
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH.
Rev. Thomas J. Brady, Pastor
For Sunday, January 22, 1928.
Rev. Thomas J. Brady, pastor of
the local Catholic church announces
that on next Sunday there will be
the usual high mass at 8:30, pre
ceded by confession. Associated
with the high mass will be a ser
mon by the pastor, and after this,
mass reorganization of the Sunday
school will be effected.
In the evening at 7:30 there will
be a short instruction, rosary and
benediction after the Blessed Sacra
The pastor will as soon as is pos
sible oegln a notise to house visita
tion of the entire congregation. On
January 29 there will be a sacred
mass in the Sands at 10:30, when
a sermon will be preached.
A meeting of the ladles of the
congregation was held last Sunday
In the church, and a committee of
three appointed to nrrange an en
tertainment for St. Patrick's Day,
this celebration to take place in the
evening of March 16. The religious
feutures of the day will occur on
the feast itelf, Marfh 17.
Sunday school at 9:45 o'clock.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
Young peoples' Fellowship at 6:30.
"Bless tho Lord, O my soul. O
Lord my God, thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honor and
THE REV. STANLEY MOORE,
Missionary In Charge.
The Episcopal Missionary society
will hold their first meeting of the
new year this coming Thursday, the
26th, at 2:30 at the Parish House.
Everybody cordially invited.
THE MOON OF ISRAEL, spec
tacular thriller, Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday; an equal of 'The
Luncheon Club Suggests Name
to Honor Late Resident.
Members of the business men's
luncheon club at their weekly meet
ing last Monday, discussed at some
length a suggestion made by Dr. A
D. McMurdo that an appropriate
name should be given to the new
auditorium - gymnasium. Several
names were suggested by different
members, and it was finally decid
ed that the new building should be
named after some resident of Mor
row county who has taken an active
part in educational affairs.
The name of C. E. Woodson was
placed before the club, and seeming
to meet with general approval, the
chairman, Dean Goodman, appoint
ed a committee to draft resolutions
and present them to the board of
directors requesting them to offi
cially designate the building as
A copy of the resolutions follows:
To the Honorable Board of Directors and
the Superintendent of Schools, District
No. One, Morrow County:
Whereas, School District No. One has
recently completed the erection of an Auditorium-Gymnasium,
Whereas, this said Auditorium-Gymnasium
is a credit to the Bchool district and
to the town and community of Heppner,
and bids fair to become widely used in its
proper capacities, and
Whereas, the words "Auditorium-Gymnasium"
which have heretofore been used
to designate the building are both lenethy
Therefore, be it resolved, that we, the un
dersigned committee of business men and
residents of School District No. One of
Heppner, Oregon, do hereby respectfully
request that the Board of Directors official
ly designate and name this building "Wood
son Hall m honor of the life and splen
did achievements of the late C. E. Wood
son, who through a long period of years
was a member of the Board of Directors
and who took and active and sympathetic
interest in educational attain.
ARCHIE D. McMURDO,
GAY M. ANDERSON,
P. M. GEMMELL,
Representing Heppner Luncheon Club.
LOCAL CHURCH WILL
PRESENT PLAY SOON
'The Prairie Rose" is the title of
a four act comedy being prepared
under the dircetion of Helen M.
Walker as a benefit for All Saints'
Episcopal church of Heppner, and
will be presented on the evening of
The cast is composed of DeLoris
Pearson, in the title role; Mae Mur
ray, Mary Patterson, Martha Wil
son, C. J. Walger, Paul Gemmell,
James Thomson, Crocket Sprouls,
F. B. Nickerson, Pat Mollahan and
Philip von Lubken. The prepara
tion of the play is going on dili
gently, and it promises to be an at
traction of merit
Doric Lodge, K. of P.,
Installs Officers for 1928
Duly elected officers of Doric
Lodge No. 2, Knights of Pythias,
for 1928, were installed at the regu
lar meeting of the lodge Tuesday
night. John W. Hiatt, district lodge
deputy, was installing officer. New
officers are as follow:
Frank P. Farnsworth, C. C; C.
N. Jones, V. C; Chas. Thomson,
Prelate; Emil Grotkopp, M. of W.;
Jasper V. Crawford, K. R. S.; E. J.
Keller, M. of F.; W. O. Dix, M. of
E.; Carl Ulrlch, M. at A.; Harry
Quackenbush, I. G.; Harold Case,
O. G.; John W. Hiatt, trustee.
SOCIAL CLUB MEETS.
Mesdames John Wightman and
D. M. Ward were hostesses on Sat
urday afternoon for the regular
meeting of the O. E. S. social club
at Masonic hall, and following a
season of bridge, wherein four ta
bles were in play, dainty refresh
ments were served. Honors at
bridge were first to Mrs. A. H.
Johnston, and second to Mrs. Chas.
Cox. At this meeting, the club
elected officers as follows: Mrs. F.
J. Lucas, president; Mrs. Chas. B.
Cox, vice president; Mrs. C. W. Mc
Namer, secretary; Mrs. Bert Ma
son, treasurer. Announcement was
made that a pot luck dinner will
be a feature of a meeting on Sun
day afternoon at Masonic hall in
lone, at which time an address on
the work of the Eastern Star will
bo delivered by Mr. Roberts of
GOD'S TLAN UP-TO-DATE.
God has a definite plan for this
day and age. He had a definite
plan for the salvation of man at the
time of the fall but it took four
thousand years of preparation be
fore it could be put in to effect due
to the sinfulness and waywardness
of man. Then "In the fullness of
time" Christ died for the ungodly
and salvation is offered through
His name. This In a general way
will serve as an introduction to the
series of sermons that will be given
at the Church of Christ next week
by H. Jackson Perry, the evangelist.
The general theme will be "The
Consummation of God's Plan Thru
The attendance and Interest In
the meeting have been fine; we In
vite the continued support of the
All next week, Harry K. Shields,
the unequalled gospel singer, will
be here. You cannot afford to miss
Come and bring your questions,
"Bible answers to Bible questions."
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister,
Town Teams Play Lex
At New Gym Tonight
Boys' and girls' town teams will
play a double header basketball
game with the teams from Lexing
ton at the school gymnasium to
night. Two strong teams are be
ing put on the floor by the locals
and Lexington always produces
strong opposition, hence a lively
time is contemplated.
Frances Doherty, manager of the
local boys, also announces a game
with Arlington to be played here
Tuesday. The team he will proba
bly start tonight will be Beighle,
center, P. Aiken and Hollingsworth,
forwards, Ferguson or Bucknum
and Doherty, guards. Hollings
worth, a newcomer, has been show
ing wonderful form in practice the
last two weeks and is expected to
do his share of the scoring. Girls
start at 7:30, boys following. Ad
mission charge will be 35c and 25c.
Let's give them a good send-off.
m. k ins
C. H. Latourell is in Portland this
week on business. He came In con
tact with the Oregonian man, and
got mentioned after this fashion in
the "Those Who Come and Go" col
umn: "This will be a busy year for
Charles Latourell at Heppner, for
he has a long list of applications
for the new model of a. 'well-known
car.' 'They tell me,' said Mr.- Lat
ourell, who was born near the Lat
ourell falls, and who owns part of
the 'figure eight' property which
the county is now trying to acquire.
that a number of people in Port
land, who ordered cars early, are
planning to sell at an advance of
trom $50 to $75, to people who do
not want to wait their turn.' Mr.
Latourell says that the good crop
year has made the automobile bus
iness In Morrow county very active.
Being an ardent fisherman, Mr. lat
ourell says that there is good fish
ing in only a few streams in his
section, because many streams have
a habit of drying up and where Csh
are planted in more permanent
streams they do not last long be
cause the anglers oaten them."
Harold Van Horn, who some
eleven weeks ago suffered such ser
ious and painful injuries at the Oral
Scott farm In Blackhorse, when he
was run over by a heavy disc, was
able to be out for the first time on
Tuesday, coming to the office of Dr.
McMurdo to receive treatment. His
leg is now about completely healed.
Pat Mollahan, employed at the
garage of Cohn Auto Co., had the
misfortune to drop a heavy tire rim
on his left big toe one day this
week, and has been crippling about
since as a consequence. Dr. Mc
Murdo x-rayed the member and it
revealed a fracture from the im
pact of the rim.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward were
visitors in the city on Saturday
from their home near lone. Mr. and
Mrs. Ward had as their guest for a
week, Mrs. C. H. Clappshaw of
South Bend, Wn an aunt of Mrs.
Ward. Mrs. Clappshaw departed
for her home the first of this week.
Lawrence Redding, who was in
the city yesterday from Eight Mile,
states that Mrs. Redding is still at
Hot Lake, where seven weeks ago
she underwent a serious operation.
While she is able to be up and
around, the incision has not yet
At the home of Dr. and Mrs. Mc
Murdo today a tea is being served
by Mrs. McMurdo and Mrs. Hanson
Hughes, as a benefit for the Epis
copal church. The ladies will serve
from 2:00 to 5:00 p. m.
Mrs. Chas. Ebi, wife of Conductor
Ebi of the local branch train, un
derwent a slight operation at the
hands of Dr. McMurdo on Friday,
from the effects of which she is now
quite fully recovered.
Mrs. Emma Whetstone, who has
been very 111 for the past ten days
at her home in this city, suffering
an attack of flu, is reported quite
wen recovered by her physician. Dr.
The young son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Hams of Hardman was
brought to Heppner on Friday, suf
fering an attack of appendicitis.
Dr Johnston found it unnecessary
Dr. Johnston reports the two chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Knoll,
who have been suffering with influ
enza and cervical adenitis, much
improved at this time.
Born At their home in Goose
berry, to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Botts, a
94 -pound son. Dr. McMurdo at
tended and repot is mother and
child doing well.
Mrs. Jack Hynd of Cecil is con
fined to her home in Heppner. Dr.
Johnston reports her suffering an
acute attack of nephritis and hyper
The baby son of Mr. and Mrs. L.
Ledbetter of lone was brought to
town Wednesday for medical atten
tion at the hands of Dr. A. H. John
Born At Morrow General hos
pital in this city on Saturday, Jan.
14, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Berg
strom of lone, a 10-pound daughter.
Pat McAvey underwent an oper
ation for the removal of tonsils at
the office of Dr. McMurdo on Janu
ary 12th, under local anesthesia
Mrs. Arthur Parker is reported
quite ill at her home below Hepp
ner, suffering an attack of tonsilitis.
Dr. Johnston is in attendance.
The year-old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Campbell of Social Ridge has
been ill the past few days with
DRESSMAKING Mrs. C. R.
Langdon, Flower apartments. 43-5.
TAX LEVIES GIVEN
Slight Decrease Noted for
1927; Assessment Rolls
The work of completing the 1927
assessment rolls has been moving
along rapidly at the assessor's of
fice since the tax levies were turned
in. From the assessor's office it is
learned that the total of levies for
the year will not be less than In
1926, or if there is any difference
the reduction will apply only in
some districts of the county. Hepp
ner, and School District No. 1 will
be called upon to pay a total of 49 40
mills. There was a slight decrease
in the city levy, and a slight in
crease that acted as an offset, in
the district levy. The total assessed
valuation of the county is $13,866,
607. The levies for all purposes stand
STATE AND COUNTY.
State and County
City of Heppner
City of Lexington 17,
City of lone 13,
City of Boardman 27
Bond Interest and Sinking Fund 5.
High School Tuition 1.
Union High School 7.
Special Road No. 1 6,
Sherman Electric Co.
Boost for Big Edition
Everyone is helping to promote
the coming big booster edition Idea,
local firms already well supporting
it. Among others we are in receipt
through today's mail of a big dis
play advertising order to be used in
this issue for the Sherman Electric
This concern writes us an encour
aging letter reiterating their belief
in Morrow county and encouraging
the promotion of this worthwhile
publicity venture at this time.
BIG YEAR AHEAD.
Stockmen seem to be of one mind
regarding the outlook for the stock
industry for 1928. Last summer or
rather fall, both sheep and cattle
came into the pastures fat and in
the best of condition. The winter
has been ail that could be desire
for feeding and sheepmen say that
they don't recall the time when
the wool crop was as clean as the
present one. It will be one of the
best wool clips sheared here in
years. And the price for wool looks
like it would creep up to war time
figures. Cattle are hitting new
price records. Range conditions are
first class. A light snow has cov
ered the ground all winter and the
grass has been growing under the
snow. If conditions stay normal
there will be an early range. Eagle,
NEW WIRE BEING STRUNG.
The crew of the Sherman Elec
tric company, which arrived here
the past week have been busy
stringing new wire between lone
and Heppner, and are quite well on
the way to this city. The old iron
wire is being replaced by new cop
per wire, which the company found
was necessary to carry the voltage
rrom the DeMoss Springs plant. A
fair trial of the old wire, that serv
ed Heppner Light & Water com
pany for many years as a conducter
of juice from Heppner to lone,
proved it unfit for the new connec
tions. During the time this work
is progressing, the city has been
receiving its electricity from the lo
cal power house.
INSTALLATION AND SUITER.
On Monday night, January 23rd.
at 8:00 o'clock sharp, the Neighbors
of Woodcraft will install their of
ficers at private installation. After
this will be the "penny drill" and
immediately following a pot-luck
supper is In order. All members
are urged to attend and each one
bring something to eat. Corres
pondent. Mrs. Scott Bryant of Blackhorse
had her tonsils removed under lo
cal anesthesia at the office of Dr. A.
D. McMurdo on Saturday.
G. L. Corey, general manager for
The Dalles district of Sherman
Electric company, was a visitor in
Heppner on Wednesday. ;
Mrs. Chas. Bookman underwent
a minor surgical operation at the
ottlce of Dr. McMurdo on Tuesday
of this week.
THE MOON OF ISRAEL, spec
tacular thriller, Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday; an equal of 'The
Rebekahs Attention: Practice
for degree work Friday night;
please all be present.