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Volume 45, Number 1.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 22, 1928
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Cleanup Day Announced;
Other Action by City
Heppner has received many com
pliments from people passing thru
the last few years on Its bright,
modern, cleanly appearance. Hepp
ner people pride themselves on this
being true. And it is hardly neces
sary to .call their attention to spec
ial clean-up days, for with the ad
vent of &prlng with Its fresh, In
' vigoratlng breezes, warm showers,
verdant grasses and fragrant flow
ers, the rubbish heap becomes to
them Incompatible with the land
scape, a mar and a blemish that Irks
and must be removed.
Still there are some who are prone
to leave their back yards, adjacent
vacant lots, or alleys untouched,
and It is more as a stimulus for ac
tion by these that, the city dads
have' announced Monday, April 9,
as clean-up day. By this time, how
ever, the cleaning Is expected to
have been done, and on this day the
city will furnish free transportation
for all debris, rubbish, etc., proper
ly sacked, boxed or barreled and
placed on the curbing in front of
Mayor Noble, In a statement, asks
for observance of the day. He says,
"It is not the desire of the council
and myself to be at all unreasonable
with the large number of people
who voluntarily clean up their
premises as a matter of pride and
comfort to themselves, for these no
action is necessary; but there are
always a few who become negligent
In this regard, making action by the
city nepessary. For the benefit of
these, we wish to call attention to
the fact that a city ordinance makes
it compulsory that premises be kept
clear of trash, rubbish, debris, of
any kind, and provides a penalty for
those who fail to comply with Its
provisions. We are certain no strin
gent measures will be necessary in
any case, and expect the warmest
cooperation on every hand. With
this spirit the city will present a
shining appearance on April 10, af
ter the rubbish piles have been re
moved, Are and health hazards will
have been eliminated, and the life
of all our citizens made more pleas
ant" . The announcement of clean-up
day was made at the special session
of the city council on Monday eve
ning. Other matters were also dis
cussed. The city water master was
authorized to install water meters
where necessary, It being the opin
ion that general installation of me
ters at any time In the near future
Is out of the question.
The matter of purchasing a new
truck to haul the city flre-fighting
apparatus was discussed and placed
in the hands of a committee for fur
ther Investigation. Purchase of a
street grader was discussed and left
in the hands of the streets com
mittee. This week the county horse-drawn
grader has been employed in shap
ing up some of the streets, and Gale
street, one of the main thorough
fares, is now In excellent condition,
after having been scarified and
rounded up. The rains of the last
few days have aided this work.
MR. ROBERTS VISITS HERB.
George Roberts, who Is a farmer
of Umatilla county, residing near
Pendleton, was a visitor in this city
on Tuesday, getting acquainted with
the voters of this section and meet
ing a number of old friends. Mr.
Roberts has cast his hat In the ring
and is a candidate for nomination
as Joint representative of Morrow
and Umatilla counties on the repub
lican ticket at the May primaries.
He Is a half brother of the, late Con
gessman Ellis and a brother of our
former townsman, Frank Roberts,
and has been a resident of Pendle
ton and Umatilla county for many
years and is well known in that part
of the district Mr. Roberts stated
to the editor of this paper that he
was quite well pleased with the at
titude of the people over this way
regarding his candidacy and re
ceived much encouragement. He
hopes to be able to make a thorough
canvass of Morrow county before
GEORGE HENDRIX DIES.
George Hendrlx, a pioneer resi
dent of Morrow county, was called
by death on Sunday morning, a vic
tim of appoplcxy. He was at the
home of his brother, Wm. Hendrlx
on Rhea creek where he had resid
ed for the past several years. His
funeral was held at Hardman on
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, with bur
ial in the cemetery there. Mr. Hen
drlx came to this section In 1876
and has resided here ever since that
time. He was 81 years of age, and
is survived by his brother, Wm.
Hendrlx, here and numerous other
relatives residing In different parts
of the state.
CARD OF THANKS.
I desire to thank the friends and
neighbors for their kindly assist
ance In the burial of my brother,
George Hendrlx, and for their many
expressions of sympathy.
LOST Baby blanket, by Sperry
place above Heppner, Leave at this
Les Mlserablcs at Star Theater,
Sunday and Monday.
In the baveball story appearing
in these columns last week It was
not Intended to say anything that
would cast any unkind or unjust
reflection on anyone. An attempt
was made only to discuss the
problems faced by the boys this
year In forming an organization.
Anyone who has tried otherwise
to Interpret our article has sorely
misjudged our intentions.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Judge Alger Fee Is over from
Pendleton today attending to some
business In circuit court here. The
Judge has decided to be a candidate
for nomination on the republican
ticket for the office of circuit Judge
of this district, and last week made
announcement of his intention
through the East Oregonlan at Pen-
dleton., Judge Fee Is serving out
the unexpired term of the late Gil-
bert W. Phelps by appointment of
Governor Patterson. There seems
to be no other active candidate for
the place just at this time, and
Judge Fee may not be opposed.
Word was received by relatives
here this morning of the sudden
death of Mrs. C. C. Rhea, who was
taken ill early this morning and
died on the way to the hospital at
Pendleton from their home at Stan
field. The funeral will be held at
Echo on Sunday afternoon. This Is
indeed sad news to the many rela
tives and friends of Mr. Rhea and
family at Heppner.
A number of local Knights of
Pythias journeyed to Arlington on
Monday evening to attend a get-to
gether meeting of lodges of the dis
trict Among them were W. W.
Smead, Chas. Thomson, A. M.
Phelps, Chas. Jones, John Hiatt, R.
H. Quackenbush, Jasper Crawford,
Wm. Penland, M. L. Case and E. J.
Nellie Clark, aged 7, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Clark, underwent
an operation for mastoid disease at
the hands of Dr. MrMurdn nn Mon
day. The trouble grew out of com
plications toiiowing an attack of
scarlet fever. The patient Is re
ported as much Improved at this
time. - '
Thos. Healy, young son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Healy, is quite ill with
pneumonia at his home on Butter
creek. Dr. McMurdo was called to
wait on the lad and states that he
Is now on the road to recovery. He
had been sick with a spell of flu, and
Joseph Smith, working at the
ranch of John Kilkenny, was quite
severely injured on Tuesday when
struck by a wild horse he was hand
ling. He suffered severe bruises on
the chest and left ankle. Dr. Mc
Murdo was called to minister to the
The regular meeting of Ruth
Chapter, O. E. S., will be held tomor
row, Friday, evening at Masonic
hall. An urgent request for a large
attendance of the membership is
made by the Worthy Matron, Mrs.
Johnston, as there will be work of
Born At Portland, Wednesday,
March 21, to Mr. and Mrs. M. E.
Smead, a daughter. Since receiving
this news yesterday, Postmaster
Smead of Heppner has been walk
ing on eggs, this being his first
Mrs. Maud C. Oilman of Portland,
is a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Gllman in this city, and
will be a visitor here for some time,
preparatory to making an extended
visit to her old home in New Hamp
shire. Betty, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Barlow, was operat
ed on at the ofllce of Dr. McMurdo
on Wednesday for the removal of
tonsils and adenoids. She Is re
ported to be getting along fine now.
D, C. Wells, realtor of Pendle
ton, was a visitor In this city for a
short time on Tuesday. Clyde Is
always glad to get back to Heppner
and shake hands with the old
Glenn Farrens was doing business
In this city on Saturday, from the
Ray Wright place on McKlnney
creek, where he has been working
with sheep for some months past
E. E. Clark departed Monday for
California where he goes to start
the sheep shearing season. During
his absence Beryl Coxen Is In charge
of the Clark barber shop.
Miss Luola Benge arrived home
from Eugene on Sunday and Is
spending the week with her parents,
Judge and Mrs. R. L. Benge. Miss
Luola Is a junior at U. of O.
Bobby Turner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Turner, seriously ill
with pneumonia for some three
weeks, is now able to be out again,
well on the roRd to recovery.
Mrs. Lloyd Matteson of this city
underwent an operation at the
hands of Dr. McMurdo on Monday
under local anesthesia for the re
moval of her tonsils.
Mrs. Polly Church, who has been
living at Heppner during the win
ter, returned to ner home on Tues
day. Mrs. Church lives In the Hood
River valley near Dee.
J, L. Tanksley of Lexington, who
was operated on last week at Mor
row General hospital, is reported to
bo much Improved and will soon be
up again. v
Chas. Latourell, Frank Shlvely
and Chas. Vaughn were among
leading Heppner nlmrods who en
gaged In a shoot at Walla Walla
Grover Swaggart was In Heppner
Tuesday, looking quite well after
his recent operation In Portland,
though he still walks with a cane.
THE LURE OF COWS AND CHICKENS
DRAWS MANY BACK TO THE FARM
Exodus From Farms to
While Movement From
Written Specially for
Through Autocaster Service.
By ROBERT FULLER
Washington, D. C, Mar 20. The
fascination of farm life has reas
serted itself, to judge from new sta
tistics available here. . The siren
call of the barnyard animals and
the open farmland spaces is respon
sible for the fact that the movement
of population from farms to cities
has slackened. There Is a very
marked tendency now for persons
not only to 'stay on the farm" but
also to go back to it
W. M. Jardine, the Secretary of
Agriculture, has stated that 3,250,000
people were lost to the farm popu
lation during the past eight years.
The Bureau of Agricultural Eco
nomics has announced that while
the movement from farms to cities
continued in 1927, it was consider
The bureau estimates that 1,978,-
000 persons left farms last year,
compared with 2,155,000 in 1928 and
1,900,000 in 1925.
Offsetting this movement, 1,374,-
000 persons moved from cities to
farms last year, compared with 1,
135,000 In 1926 and 1,066,000 In 1925.
The figures show that In the New
England states 65,000 persons left
the farms last year and 60,000 went
to farms; Middle Atlantic States,
120,000 persons from farms and 94,
000 persons to farms; East North
Central, 303,000 from farms and
220,000 to farms; West North Cen
tral, 378,000 from farms and 236,000
to farms; South Atlantic 264,000
from farms and 189,000 to farms;
East South Central, 253,000 from
Formed ; Funds Collected
With an organization meeting
Friday evening, plans for a success
ful free Chautauqua and pioneer re
union In Heppner some time in
June "are rapidly taking definite
form. The meeting Friday was call
ed by the guarantors to perfect a
business-like organization, naming
trustees and officers. The name of
the association was chosen as the
Morrow Chautauqua association. F.
R. Brown was elected president ' J.
J. Nys, vice-president, John Hiatt
secretary, and Gay M. Anderson,
treasurer. Chas. W. Smith has ac
cepted the management of the en
tertainment this year.
The pioneer reunion feature of
the occasion has been placed in the
hands of S. E. Notson, Heppner, K.
L. Beach, Lexington, and Bert Ma
son, lone. This committee will look
after the detailB of the program re
lating to the reunion, and the asso
ciation officers feel they have been
fortunate in getting these capable
men to act
The exact dates of the Chautau
qua and reunion have not been ob
tained, but it will be some time In
June. The Chautauqua is being paid
for outright and there will be no
admission charge. The committee
on subscriptions has been busy
gathering in funds this week and
report collections exceeding $500,
with more pledged. It Is estimated
that $1000 will be necessary to pay
Another meeting of the associa
tion will be held at the home of Mr.
Smith tomorrow evening when con
stitution and by-laws will be voted
SUPT. BURGESS TO REMAIN.
At a recent meeting of the school
board, Supt. Jas. M. Burgess was
tendered this position with our
schools for another year, at an ad
vance In salary, and at a meeting of
the board held the first of the week,
Mr. Burgess accepted the tender,
and will continue with the schools.
Mr. Burgess will have served 'three
years at the close of school In May,
and his work has been highly satis
factory to the board of education
and the community at large. While
he was being considered In connec
tion with the supertntendency of
another school in a much larger
field, Mr. Burgess feels that he still
has a work to do here and he Is
glad that he can go ahead and per
fect plans for making the Hepp
ner schools more efficient than they
have yet been. The teaching force
for the coming year has not been
LEGION AUXILIARY MEETS.
The regular meeting of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary was held on
Wednesday evenin, March 21, with
thlrtoen members present A very
interesting talk on Fidac was given
by Mrs. Chas. Smith. Various com
mittee reports were made. The pop
py bulletin was read by Mrs. Flory.
Elizabeth Phelps, the camp-fire
guardian, announced that the camp
fire girls will help the Auxiliary sell
popples this year. This splendid
offer Is greatly appreciated. The
annual spring dance was discussed
and committees were appointed. An
extract from the Pacific Legion con
cerning the Whippet contest, was
read and discussed. Miss Grace
Buschke has been edorsed by the
Legion and Auxiliary as our can
didate. Glee club will meet next
Tuesday evening in the Legion hall.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barlow and
F. F. Klltz wore Boardman people
In Heppner on Saturday.
Cities Slackened in 1927,
Cities to Farms Grew.
Heppner Gazette Times .
farms and 167,000 to farms; West
South Central, 350,000 from farms
and 206,000 to farms; Mountain,
139,000 from farms and 98,000 to
farms; Pacific, 126,000 from farms
and 104,000 to farms.,
"A study of 2,74$ persons leaving
the farms for the city during the
period since 1920 Indicates that
per cent left the farm for economic
reasons, declared the Secretary In
an oral statement "Physical dis
ability caused 25 per cent to leave.
11 per cent left to get better school
ing for children and 2.5 per cent
left after having attained a com
petency. "There is a high degree of prob
ability that the farm population in
certain States, some Eastern and
some Western, had begun to de
crease one or two decades before
1910. The drop, therefore, In farm
population is a phenomenon which
had begun in some States before the
war." , 2
Secretary Jardine declared that
after a study of 1,167 persons leav
ing the city for farms during the
same eight year period, it was found
that 87 per cent had previously had
some farm experience.
'This would indicate," said the
Secretary, "that the movement from
city to farm is very largely the
movement back to farms of people
discontented for one reason or an
other with city life and work. There
is no way of knowing except by in
ference whether the loss of farm
population to cities Is leaving a
poorer class of farmers on the
farms or a better class."
Twilight Game to Add
Zest to Ball Interest
A game eponsored by the Elks
and Masonic lodges will be played
at Rodeo field a week from tomor
row, March 30, when a large num
ber of old heads about town will be
given a chance to limber up their
arms, shine up their eyes, and may
hap stove up their muscles for a few
In this game it is said that Gay
Anderson will act as captain of one
team and L, Van Marttr the other.
Players will not be chosen exclu
sively from the lodges sponsoring
the game, and anyone and every
one desiring to play should be on
hand. Everyone will be given a
chance to play providing darkness
does not set in too early. This
game Is called as a result of fond
recollections of the twilight league
two years ago, and to stimulate in
terest in the great national sport
Heppner Still Leads With
Fourth Shoot Completed
Still holding Its lead at the head
of the percentage column with 100
per cent In the Oregonlan state tel
egraphic trapshooting tournament,
Heppner Rod and Gun club com
pleted the fourth round of the triple-
header with a perfect score. Henry
Colin, Glenn Hayes and A. D. Mc
Murdo were the three members to
make the team each with a record
of 25 straight breaks their first trip
to the traps Sunday. Clubs defeat
ed were Roseburg with 74 and To
ledo, 69. Bandon, the third contest
ant, turned In a 75 and tied the lo
cals. This tie will be shot off next
Weather was ideal here, with but
a slight breeze the only hindrance.
Interest was lively, though many of
the most expert guns were away,
several attending a shoot in Walla
M. Z. BIDDLE PASSES.
Jason Blddle returned the first of
the week from LaFayette, Oregon,
where he had been called on ac
county where he continued to reside
M. Z. Blddle, who passed away on
Sunday, March 11. M. Z. Biddle was
born In Decatur county, Iowa, in
1870 and came with his parents to
Oregon In 188S. settling in Morrow
county where he contined to reside
until about two years ago, when he
went to LaFayette and made his
home with his mother, who passed
away December 11, 1927. He had
suffered 'many years with asthma
and this finally developed into drop
sy which confined him to his bed
for three months. He Is survived
by two brothers, H. J. of Heppner,
and Marian of LaFayette, and two
sisters, Millie Hamlin of Corvallls
and Gladys Jeannett of Portland,
besides many friends. He was laid
to rest In Masonic cemetery at La
Fayette on March 13.
ROAD IN GOOD CONDITION.
The Oregon-Washington highway
between Pendleton and Heppner is
in excellent condition at the pre
sent time, according to Judge I. M.
Schannep of the county court, states
Tuesday's East Oregonlan. Mr.
Schannep made the trip Sunday go
ing to Heppner via Heppner Junc
tion and the Old Oregon Trail and
returning by way of Pilot Rock. On
account of lambing an unusually
large number of sheep and lambs
may be seen along the route at the
present time, Mr. Schannep said.
Mrs. Leon W. Briggs is visiting
in Portland this week.
Les Mlserablcs at Star Theater,
Sunday and Monday.
LOCAL EWS ITEMS
Sheriff McDuffee returned home
on Sunday from a trip to Coeur d'
Alene, Idaho, where he went for
Harvey Graves, Heppner jail break
er, held in jail there on a sentence
given him by the United States dis
trict court The sheriff expected to
bring Graves home with him, that
he might face the charge on which
he is wanted here, but because of
the refusal of Graves to sign the
pauper's oath, he could not be re
leased to the Morrow county officer.
Authorities here were acting upon
a letter Sheriff McDuffee had re
ceived from the federal authorities
in Idaho that Graves would be re
leased upon the termination of his
term of imprisonment March 15,
but the sheriff found this could not
be . done because of the fine still
hanging over the head of Graves
that could not be remitted unless
he signed the pauper's oath. He will
be brought to Heppner later, how
ever, in time for the June term of
circuit court, as by that time he
will have served out his fine in jail
The sheriff reports that Graves is
now confined In a prison from
which he finds it Impossible to make
his escape, though it is Intimated
that he has not failed to make an
effort to do so.
Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Frank Gilliam,
Mrs. H. E. Bramer and Mrs. F. R.
Brown were hostesess at a tea giv
en the ladies of the Foreign Mis
sionary society of the Methodist
church, following the regular busi
ness and study meeting on Tuesday
afternoon at the church parlors.
They were assisted by Mrs. W. C.
Cox and Miss Ona Gilliam. Decora
tions were yellow daffodils, butter
cups and yellow candles. Chicken
sandwiches, coffee, ice cream and
wafers were served.
Josephine Mahoney departed on
Monday for Eureka, Calif., where
she will be engaged in an abstract
office. She was in Portland the end
of the week to interview her pros
pective employer, Mr. Belcher,
whom she accompanied back to
Heppner and then on to Eureka by
car. F. B. Nickerson, local abstrac
tor, formerly employed by Mr. Bel
cher, accompanied them on the out
going Journey as far as The Dalles.
Mrs. R. W. Turner and son John
returned on Saturday from their
trip to Hamilton, 111., where Mrs.
Turner was called recently by the
serious illness of her sister. They
were met in Pendleton Saturday by
Mrs. Walter La Dusire who brought
them on to Heppner by car, Mrs.
Turner reports a very pleasant jour
ney, both going and coming, and
she left her sister, Mrs. Harrison
much improved in health. ,
Born, at Morrow General hospital
in this city on Sunday, March 18th,
to Mr. and .Mrs. Garnet Barratt, a
9-pound boy. The baby was taken
ill Monday with severe hemorrhage
of stomach and bowels and for a
time hope was almost lost Blood
transfusion was given the child on
Monday, and again on Tuesday, and
at this time it is expected that he
will fully recover.
The DeMoss family will appear
In concert and entertainment at the
Methodist church this evening. This
organization comes to the city with
a splendid repertoire, and each
member being an artist of ack
nowledged ability, a splendid treat
is in store for all who attend. They
should be greeted by a crowded
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ferguson were
visitors in the city on Tuesday and
Wednesday from their Pendleton
home. The were accompanied by
Mr. Peterson, special representative
for Oakland-Pontiac cars In the
eastern Oregon territory.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wilcox were In
Heppner Tuesday, enjoying a visit
with old time friends. They are
now engaged in farming near lone,
having arrived in the county re
cently from Estacada to make their
home here again.
Ed Engleman, lone wheatrUser,
was a visitor here on Thursday eve
ning last. He reports the wheat
making a splendid showing in his
locality, and the prospect for an
abundant yield could not be better
at this time.
W. A. Goodwin of Boardman, who
was operated on for bladder trouble
at the Morrow General hospital
some three weeks ago, is getting
along nicely and much Improved.
Dr. McMurdo was called to lone
on Saturday to wait on the youngest
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engle
man who was quite ill with pneu
monia following an attack of flu.
Ed Gonty, local shoe dealer, has
been laid up at home for the past
week or more, suffering an attack
of flu. Ho is much improved at
Mrs. Harry Turner and baby son
returned to their Sand Hollow
home from the Morrow General
hospital the first of the week.
O. T. Ferguson, of Ferguson Mo
tor company of Pendleton, was In
Heppner for a few hours Saturday,
looking after business matters.
H. G. Adaws, government trapper
of Butter creek, Is reported by Dr.
McMurdo to be ill, suffering from
sn attack of influenza.
Mrs. Lester Goodrich of lone Is
confined to the Morrow General
hospital where she was operated on
O. W. Cutsforth, young farmer of
Lexington, was attending to mat
ters of business here on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Krebs of
Cecil were visitors in Heppner on
Monday from 'heir home at Cecil,
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Barlow of Her
mlston were visitors here today.
Blindfolded Car Driver
WiU Be Here April 5-7
One of the most daring feats ever
attempted In Heppner will be per
formed by All-Din, "the man who
sees beyond," April 5th and 7th,
starting at noon each day in front
of the Star theater. Three score of
thrills are promised residents of
Heppner and it is estimated that
thousands will witness this sensa
Completely blinded, All-Din will
drive a stock Pontiac automobile
thru the streets of Heppner. Nor
will he confine his driving to the
safer streets, but will roar up and
down the steepest and dangerous
nius, weave and twist his way thru
the congested traffic all while
completely blindfolded. Not only
win he perform these dare-devil
feats while blindfolded, but will
conform with all the traffic regula
tions, wmcn should prove an inter
esting and much needed lesson to
some of Heppner's drivers.
If history repeats Itself April 5
and 7 Heppner will witness one of
the most thrilling and death-defying
stunts of the age. This drive
will mark All-Din's 258 blindfold
drive in this country, and each has
been accomplished in a moBt mirac
ulous manner, as All-Din has never
experienced so much as a near-ac
cident or any difficulty whatsoever.
A committee of prominent citizens
will be in charge of the blind-folding
oi Au-uin, ana you are invited to
personally witness the aonllnntlnn
of the sight-proof bandage, which
will take place in front of the Star
Ali-Din has no exnlanatinn for
this miraculous feat other than he
drives by hunches, which he says
are projected from the minds of the
spectators i that line the street
They guide me on mv wav bv men.
tal radio, yet they are unaware of
it," says All Din.
Prepare for a thrill vou will not
be disappointed. Watch for him on
the streets of Heppner between the
hours of twelve and twelve-thirty.
He will drive a Pontiac car furnish
ed by the Ferguson Motor company
of this city. ,
JAMES It. ASHINHUST.
Thursday afternoon, neie-hhnrs
friends and relatives gathered at
the Christian church in Lexington
to pay their last sad tribute to
James Russell Ashinhust who died
at his ranch home 14 miles north
east of Lexington, on Wednesday
morning at 7 o'clock. Mr. Ashin
hust had been ill for some time and
all that was humanly possible was
done for him but to no avail. Mr.
Ashinhust had been a resident of
the community where he died for
about 30 years and will be greatly
missed by all who knew him. An
honest hard working man. a neigh
bor, a kind husbnd and a loving
Jamse Russell Ashinhust WAS
born in Hickory county, Missouri,
Nov. 25, 1854, and at the time of his
death was 73 years of age. His first
marriage occurred in 1879 to Nora
Queehe, who died in 1884, while they
were Jiving in Fairfield, Mo. To
this tftiion were born two children,
Robert Lee and Henry Franklin
Ashinhust In 1890 he was married
to Miss Emma Shinn at Warsaw,
Mo., and the following children sur
vive: Arthur, Luther, Mrs. Lester
Hunt of Lexington, and Mrs. Addle
Hams of Portland, and 11 grand
children. All of the children attend
ed the funeral. The Ashinhusts
moved to Boise, Idaho, September
17, 1902, and on Mar. 17. 1903. thev
came to Oregon. Funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Wood and
Mrs. Wood presided at the piano.
The remains were interred in the
Lexington Oddfellows cemetery and
the floral contributions were many
and beautiful. Short services were
also held at the grave.
Those who knew Mr. Ashinhust
are grieving over the loss of a
friend and neighbor, and the com
munity extends to the bereaved
wife and loved ones, its heartfelt
sympathy. Contributed by a friend.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank all the neigh
bors and friends who so kindly as
sisted us during the illness and
burial of our husband and father,
and for the beautiful floral offerings.
MRS. J. R. ASHINHUST.
MRS. LESTER HUNT.
MRS. ADDIE HAMS.
COMMITTED TO ASYLUM.
Mrs. Anna Kinnett of Messner
was committed to the Eastern Ore
gon asylum at Pendleton on Wed
nesday by order of Judge R. L.
Benge. Judge Benge, accompanied
by Dr. A. D. McMurdo, Gay M. An
derson, county clerk, and Sheriff
McDuffee and deputy, Howard Mc
Duffee, went down to Messner,
where the examination was held,
and the woman was taken to Pen
dleton by the sheriff and his deputy.
Mrs. Kinnett had been a resident of
Messner for about a year past
MISS CUTSFORTH MARRIED.
A clipping from a Dalles paper,
handed us this week, announced the
marriage of Miss Doris Cutsforth
to Frank Broslus, both of Prino
ville. They were married In The
Dalles by H. G. Meredith, justice of
the peace February 18, after taking
out a marriage license In that city.
Mr. Broslus is a prominent central
Oregon football player, while Miss
Cutsforth is a prominent young
lady of Prinevllle and Is a graduate
of Lexington high school.
A license to wed was Issued by
Clerk Anderson to W. A. Irvin, 45,
and Jessie Oik, 42, on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Young of
Eight Mile were visitors here for
several hours on Saturday,
Harold Cohn Is Manager;
Many Players In Sight
For the Season.
Heppner's baseball club for the
season Is now assured, with Harold
Cohn as manager and a fund of
$305.00 already deposited in the
bank and enough more promised to
bring the amount up to $400.00, the
quota aimed at to start the season.
Final steps of organization were
taken by interested men at the Elks
club Friday evening, Mr. Cohn be
ing named manager and Jasper
Crawford, secretary-treasurer, with.
David Wilson director to represent
the club In the Wheatland baseball
league, authorization for the Join
ing of which was also made at the
meeting. Solicitation of funds was
undertaken Tuesday with the re
sults as noted.
An abundance of ball players is
now in sight, with the exception of
a battery, according to Manager
Cohn, and the first practice will
probably be called this week end.
The manager is now busy getting in
touch with a number of prospects
to fill the pitching and receiving
stations, but as yet no definite state
ment can be made as to who will be
Among old players ready to go are
L. Van Marter, second baseman.
Carl Cason at third, Fred Hosklns,
first baseman, Paul Aiken and Low
ell Turner in the field. Two new
comers who may prove valuable ad
ditions to the squad are Jim Mat
thews, who has been playing ball In
these parts for several years and
upheld the shortstop position for
Arlington last season, and M. C.
Thorne, also a shortstop playing for
Goldendale last season. Harold Er
win, last year's shortstop, may also
report, and there is a chance that
Gay Anderson, stellar center fielder,
may be on the Job. Several other
prospects among the high school
boys may get berths before the sea
son gets far along. Little work will
be required to put the playine field
in good condition, as the high school
has been holding regular practice
for the last two weeks and have the
grass pretty well worn down.
Practically all the other towns in
the Wheatland league are already
organized. Umatilla, lone and Con
don have their machinery oiled up
and have declared themselves as as
pirants for the pennant while Ar
lington and Wasco have organiza
tion meetings scheduled for this
week, with the sentiment favoring
participation in this league.
SHEEP GROW GRASS, BECOME
AS GREEN AS THE FIELDS!
Bromsgrove, England, March 20,
(Autocaster) Automobillsts and
others who had fleeting glimpses of
green sheep In the pastures of W.
E. Dodd assumed that they had
been treated with some new colored
sheep dip. The green, it has been
revealed, was natural grass In flour
Investigators reported that the
sheep, in feeding around the hay
stacks in an old hay field, had shak
en down a large number of seeds
which took effect in their wool. The
seeds germinated rapidly and began
their natural growth.
As it reached a length where it
could be nibbled, the grass was nib
bled off each sheep's back by other
THE FIGHT IS ON!
The Sunday school contest at the
Church of Christ is on in full swing
beginning Sunday. Who is going
to win? Well, it will not be the fel
low who stays home to read the
Sunday paper. Be on hand at 9:45.
Christian Endeavor has a live
topic for the meeting at six-thirty.
Sermon subjects for Sunday are:
morning; "The Divine Method of
Rescue." Evening, "The Deitv of
Christ" Both themes are very vital
ana or great interest to all.
Remember the Wednesday eve
ning sing at 7:30 is for everybody.
Question to be answered at the
question period on Sunday evening
is, "Could a lawyer defend the guil
ty In court without violating his
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
Church school at 9:45 o'clock.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
Young People's Fellowship at 6:30
Evening prayer, Litany and Lent
en talk at 7:30 o'clock.
"Lay" not up for yourselves treas
ures upon earth where moth and
rust doth corrupt and where thieves
break through and steal: but lav ud
for yourselves treasures in Heaven,
wnere neither moth nor rust doth
corrupt and where thieves do not
break through and steal." St Matt
The boy scouts will go on a hike
this Saturday. Please be at Scout
master Moore's house at 5:00 so that
we can get an early start Be up
on some of your tests so that you
can pass them. Remember that Mr.
Douglas Hawley, our scout execu
tive, will be here early in April to
look over our troup and give us a
Chas. H. Latourell left for Port
land Tuesday, expecting to return
the end of the week.
E. J. Bristow, lone merchant, was
transacting business in Heppner on