. ft SocW' Jl Volume 45, Number 9. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 17,1928 Subscription $2.00 a Year 115 Portland Firm Asks for Specific Charge or Retraction. A break In the county road' squab ble, that has been claiming the at tention of Morrow county taxpay ers the last two weeks or more, came yesterday when the Howard Cooper corporation, of Portland, took a hand. The name of the Portland firm, with whom the coun ty has had considerable business dealings, has been used in propa ganda broadcast, and Its president, D. I. Cooper, believes it has placed them In an unfavorable light. In a communication to the editor of this paper, which is reproduced, Mr. Cooper has asked Bert Mason, of lone, to either make a specific charge against them or retract his declarations. In consequence, Mr. Mason has authorized the publish ing of his statement In which he admits that he never, received a let tor from the Howard-Cooper cor poration. Mr. Mason's statement follows: "To the Taxpayers and Voleris of Morrow County, Ore.: "I have made the statement to different ones that I had received a letter from Howard Cooper Corp., of Portland, Ore., saying that the above company would stand back of any agreement I had made or talked of with Mr. S. P. Wright about the sale of fire hose to the town of lone, Ore. "This letter was purported to be on a commission returnable to me by Howard Cooper Corp. if I as purchasing agent for the town of lone, Ore., bought Eureka Fire hose. "I wish the public to know that I was in error in my statements, and that the letter received was not from Howard Cooper Corp., but from the Eureka Fire Hose Com pany. (Signed) "BERT MASON. "Dated at lone, Ore., May 15, 1928." A STATEMENT BY HOWABD COOPEB CORPORATION. Portland, Oregon, May 14, 1928. Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon. For Attention of the Editor. Gentlemen: In your issue of Thursday, May 10, 1928, considerable space has been devoted to a discussion of the road situation and letters have been published over the signatures of Mr. Bert Mason, taxpayer, William L. McCaleb and L. P. Davidson, all referring to the matter of sales by my Aim to Morrow County. While neither I, personally, nor the firm I represent (Howard Cooper Corporation) are peculiarly or particularly Interested In local politics In Morrow County, in fair ness to ourselves we feel that the .taxpayers are entitled to know all of, the circumstances surrounding whatever business we have done with Morrow County. To begin with, Mr. Bert Mason In his published letter states: "I have to do some purchasing for the City of lone and have come in contact with the main source of County supplies, and say that I cer tainly cannot approve of some methods used in order to secure business." I take it that the gentleman Is referring to the Howard-Cooper-1 Corporation when he refers to the main source of County supplies. If so, the attack' is not only under handed and cowardly but ought not to be considered by any taxpayer for the reason that no specific charge is made. However, I have been informed and advised that Mr. Mason has publicly criticized my firm and has gone to the extent of suggesting -that there Is some thing wrong with our method of securing orders from Morrow Coun ty. If such is true, I would be glad Indeed if the gentleman would make his charges specific so as to ren der himself liable for criminal slander or libel and If he is not willing to do this hS ought to with draw whatever statement he has made reflecting on our firm. I have been advised that Mr. Ma son claims to hold a letter over my signature, quoting certain prices on fire hose. This statement is abso lutely false, and the only letter of which I have any knowledge In re cent months concerning the sale of fire hose to the City of lone, was a letter written April 23, 1928, by Eureka Fire Hose Mfg. Co., which last named concern we represent as distributing agenst. In that let ter, copy of which is attached here , to for your use and information, you will note that prices for hose in BO ft. lengths are on terms of 2 per cent cash, thirty days, four months net, or one year with six per cent Interest from date of In voice. These are the regular pub lished prices for Eureka Fire hose equipment, . The author of the lcttor was Miss Pettlce, the regular salaried em ployee of the Eureka Fire Hose Manufacturing Company. It will be noted that in the letter above referred to, the statement is made that Eureka Fire Hose Mfg. Co. will sell In accordance with any understanding Mr. Wright had with Mr. Mason. As to this point I have investigated the matter with the Eureka Fire Hose Mfg. Co. and am advised that this statement refers to nothing except the terms on which fire hose might be purchased BERT MASON ADM MISTAKEN William Lillard Takes Own Life by Hanging William Lillard, who had been a resident "t Hepprcr for nearly for ty years, ended his life on Friday morning by hanging. He had been busily at work about the yard at the home of Mrs. Rebecca Penland, where he resided, spending most of the morning irrigation hours in watering the lawn. On going Into the wash room at about 8:30, Wm. Penland discovered the watch of Mr. Lillard lying on the stand, with a note under It, directing that the watch was to be given Mrs. Pen- land, and that his body would be found in the barn. On going to the barn, the body was found hanging to a piece of new rope which had been fastened to a joist Mr. LI1T lard had evidently adjusted the rope carefully about his neck, tied it to the joist and then jumped off the manger. "His neck was broken and death was instantaneous.. The piece of rope was purchased some two or three days previous from B. P. Stone and it is evident from this that Lillard had been contemplating the deed. No motive for the act seems clear other than that he had been in poor health and was evidently In finan cial straits, Mr. LUard was a na tive of Tennessee, and as stated above, came to Heppner nearly 40 years ago and made his home here continuously, working at various occupations. He was a single man and had no relatives lu this pail of the country. 1 Being a member of Heppner Lodge No. 35S. B. P. O. E., his funeral was held at Elks tem ple on Saturday afternoon and bur ial by the order in Masonic ceme tery. He was aged 62 years, 4 months and It' days, having been born at Newport, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1865. BOARDMAN Once more the year has complet ed Its cycle and the goal for which the high school students labored diligently for four years was at tained when they received their diplomas on Friday evening at the commencement exercises. The stage was beautifully decorated with a flower trimmed lattice and an arch at the back through which the class and members of the faculty, Mrs. S. H. Boardman and C. S. Calkins made their entrance as Miss Henry played the prelude. The program was as follows: 1 lvocptio.'v Mrs. B. H. Boardman; salutatory, Helen Chaffee; violin solo, Victor Hango, with Linda Hango at the piano. Commencement address, C. A. How ard, state superintendent of public instruction; piano duet, Mrs. Mead and Mrs. Spagle; valedictory ad dress, Mabel Brown; statement, L. E. Marschat; presentation of dip lomas, C. S. Calkins, chairman of the board; vocal solo, Mrs. L. E. Marschat; benediction, Mrs. Board- man. Mabel Brown as the honor student received the scholarship. At this time Linda Hango was present ed with tne Lincoln medal for hav ing had the best essay on Abraham Lincoln. Members of the graduat ing class were Rachel Johnson, Helen Chaffee, Mabel Browh, Rus sell Mefford, Eldon Wilson, Robert Berger and Roy Barlow. Class Day exercises were held Friday afternoon at the auditorium with 'every member of the class taking 'part. Class greetings were extended by Mabel Brown, the class history by Rachel Johnson, class will by Russell Mefford, class pro phecy, Eldon Wilson, class poem, Robert Berger, class ideal, Helen Chaffee. The presentation of the class gift was made by Ray Barlow, class president and consisted of a sun dial which has been placed at the foot of the steps as one enters the school house. Miss Henry and Mr. Marschat sang a duet with Miss Henry playing. The teachers departed for their various homes, some leaving on Friday night and others on Satur day. The Marschats left Monday for Berkeley, Calif., where both will attend summer school. Miss Beou gher left Friday night for Albany. She will teach at Toledo next year. Miss Chapman departed Friday night for Coos county to visit her mother. She will return next fall. Miss Leathers went to her home In Lexington. Her position will be filled by Mrs. Marschat. Miss Falk left on 17 Saturday for Salem, her home. She will attend summer (Continued on Page 2) by the City of lone, which terms are and at all times have been open to any other city or County in the State of Oregon. In conclusion, I want to state that it is true my company has sold to Morrow County considerable equip ment, on none of which any com missions have been paid to any one either a resident of or connected with Morrow County. Our business transactions have been open and above board. The County has pur chased at the closest prices obtain able. We have delivered the merchan dise, and we vigorously resent be ing dragged into '.he public eye In Morrow County, and, as staled In the beginning of the letter, If Mr. Mason, or any one else In the dis trict, has anything to say about us we want the charges to be specific so that we can protect ourselves against unjust accusations. Yours truly, D. It COOPER, Preslderl Howard-Cooper Corporation. THE MUSIC MASTER, a great play, a greater picture, Star Thea ter, Sunday and Monday. RECEIVE f LOIS Baccalaureate Services on Sunday for High School Class. School closing time means to Lit tle Johnny more time to go fishing, play ball, fly kites and follow the various other diversions of youth; but to him who has reached the top rung of the public school ladder, there is at hand a very serious oc casiongraduation. Next Tuesday 22 of Heppner's young people will stand in a row to receive diplomas in recognition of their having com pleted the high school curricula with due credit These are Robert Turner, Ellis Thomson, Jon Conder, Maurice Brannon, Joe Brosnan, Kenneth Oviatt, Oncz Parker, Hazel McDaid, Lucille Driscoll, Florence Berg strom, Rosella Doherty, Margaret Smith, Letha Hiatt, Eva Hiatt, Claud Conder, Mildred Green, Stan ley Minor, Stephen Thompson, Paul Hisler, Marvin Gammell, Wm. Dris coll and Gerald Slocum, constitut ing one of the largest graduating classes of Heppner high school. A busy time for this group has been the past few weeks. Parties, picnics, dinners, all have been quite numerous, 'the outstanding of these events being the annual junior-senior banquet last Friday evening. Then there have been invitations to get out, and examinations to go through, making a crowded time, Indeed, to be climaxed with the bac calaureate services Sunday evening and graduation exercises Tuesday. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered to the class by Milton W. Bower, pastor of the local Chilrch of Christ. These services will be hied in the church, beginning at 8 o'clock. Victor Morris, professor from the University of Oregon, will deliver the commencement address, these services to be held in the school auditorium- mnasium. In veiw of the fact that this Is the first commencement to be held in the new auditorium, the classes are making special preparation for the event. Special music will be furnished from the glee club and other musical talent of the town. Mrs. E. R. Huston, chairman of the board of directors, will present the diplomas. An outstanding feature of the evening will be the presenta tion of the Norton Wlnnard memor ial cup. This cup is presented each year to the junior boy picked by a local committee in whose opinion is the most outstanding in scholarship, activities and moral standards. The name of the recipient is not made known until the presentation. This with other awards will be made by Jas. M. Burgess, superintendent In celebration of its final issue of the year, the Heppnerian, school pa per published as a regular depart ment of the Gazette Times, appears this week in enlarged formand will be found on page six of this paper. From it may be gleaned further news concerning school closing ac tivities and facts about the grad uates. RANCH HOUSE DESTROYED. On Saturday forenoon the house on the George Dykstra ranch some 12 miles southeast of Heppner was totally destroyed by fire, along with the most of the contents. The origin of the fire seems to be unaccountable, as htere was at the time no fire In the range in the kitchen. It was about 9:30 when the woman at the ranch, who was doing some work on the outside, dis covered smoke and on going to the kitchen door found that part of the house full of smoke. She endeav ored to extinguish the flames but was unable to do so, and after get ting out some articles, she ran to the field where Mr. Dykstra and the hired man were at work. On their reaching the house the flames had got beyond control. The ranch house, a woodshed, several cords of dry wood and a machinery shed nearby, were totally destroyed, as well as some machinery. Mr. Dyk stra had Insurance of $500 on the residence. DEGREE REORGANIZED. The Kate Young Lodge No. 29 of the Degree of Honor Protective as sociation has been reorganized and is meeting again. The following have been duly elected and install ed; Nora Moore, Past Pres.,; Anna Thomson, Pres.; Mard Ebi, Vice President; Muriel Aiken, 2nd Vice President; Clara Beamer, Fin. Sec; Lillie Aiken, Treas.; Lucille Dris coll, Usher; Martha Driscoll, Asst. Usher; Claire Gilliam, In. Watch; Cecelia Driscoll, Out Watch; Loa Taylor, pianist. Lodge night com lng at commencement time the next meeting hns been postponed until Tuesday, May 29. LEGION MEMBERS NOTICE. Because of conflicting attractions the next regular meeting of Hepp ner post has been postponed from Monday, May 21, to Tuesday, May 22. It is earnestly hoped that all members will be present Tuesday evening as there will be much bus iness of lmportnace to transact. Because of the continued Illness of Rev. Father Thomas J. Brady, who Is still confined to his bed at the Heppner hospital, there will be no mass at the Catholic church on tho coming Sunday. Father Brady has been ill for the past week or more, Heppner Trap Team Placed in Shoot-Off This week-end the trap team of Heppner Rod and Gun club, which placed second In the tournament recently completed, will take part in the shoot-off match of the Oregon Ian state telegraphic trapshooting tournament to be held In Portland. The champions will be decided Sun day. With the same team that won the first shoot-off in this tournament two years ago, Heppner's hopes for victory are running high. L. Van Marter, a member of the team, had high gun in the first shoot-off, breaking 99 out of the 100 clay birds. The other men on the team are Chas. Latourell, Chas. Vaughn, A. D. McMurdo and Albert Bowker. It is expected a number of other local nimrods will make the trip, and several good , reserves will be on hand In case any of the team arc unable to take part Earl War ner and Frank Shively are two of the old reliables. OF ;4HlttllllllllllllHtllllltllllfllllllllllllllMIMllJ i Wheatland league STANDisas W L Pet. s Condon .. ..... 3 2 600 : i Umatilla . 3 2 600 i Wasco 3 2 600 z Heppner . 2 3 400 : : lone 2 3 400 5 : Arlington 2 3 400 iiiiiiimiiiiiliiimtiiiiiiiMiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiT Where the Teams Flay Next Sunday! Heppner at Condon; Wasco at lone: Umatilla at Arlington. Loose umpiring combined with some loose playing featured Wheat land league games Sunday, result ing in two protests being filed with league ofllcers. This is the first sign of dissention since the season open ed. Heppner dropped her game to Wasco, 2-1, in the tenth inning after nine goose-eggs had been framed for each side. lone won over Ar lington, 2-0, the mly scoring occur ring in the eighth, and Condon de feated Umatilla after 14 hectic in nings, 10-9. The protests come out of the Heppner and Umatilla camps. Hepp ner s objection is based on an um pire's decision In the fateful tenth. Thorn went up to bat out of turn and one strike was coiled on him, when the mistake was discovered and Fred Hoskins, whose turn It rightfully was, was ruled out by the umpire. Heppnor contends tr.at according to the rule book no bats man out of order can be called out until he has become a base-runner. Hence, they contend for a tie game. Umatilla s protest is the result of quite another matter. Along in the extra innings, with one man on base and two runs needed to win the game, a Umatilla man socked a ball out of the lot for' a home-run. The man on base scored, and tha hitter, thinking the game had been won, got in his car and started home, not bothering about going first The ball was thrown to first base and the umpire could do nothing else than call him out. Of course when the game was finally over, and Con don had won, Umatilla thought they had a grievance, hence filed a pro test with tho league. Good news for local fans comes in the announcement that Arling ton will play here the league game with Heppner, scheduled on their field June 3. It is also expected another game will be played by the two teams on Saturday, Jfine 2. This arrangement has been made to give the large crowd expected at Heppner during the chautauqua cel ebration, May 31, June 1-2-3, a chance to see some good ball games. THE MUSIC MASTER, a great play, a greater picture, Star Thea ter, Sunday and Monday. 0. W. R. & N. Pays $45,465. 1 0 Check for First Half 1 927 MnOK-WAIMIRCTOi RAILROAD 4 RAVIGATIOM COMPANY n 2?iKBi5 April M, 1W8 toy 1986 '.U for flrit half parnent of tavaa for ta rear 19ET on epratlng proptrty belonging to Oregon aldington Snllroad a liTigation oaopaay In Borrow Ooantr, Oregon, m par roar 19ET tax tattmnta. Tilt I Taloatloq Portland-Hnntlagton llhllk) ttne Hoppntr Bronoh Knanor-DaaUUa Ural Bait !&cttcA WW rigsad by fho Aastotut forty -fire thooiand foor haniraj rty tafuilMtOMMnttfiLboM iaxrwitandlpayibWt& MtWIMTN Check aggregating $45,465.10 wasJ mailed to George McDuffee, sheriff of Morrow county, from the Oregon- Washington Railroad & Navigation company headquarters in Portland, Thursday, May 3, covering the first half payment of the 1927 taxes lev led upon the property of Oregon Washington Rallrond & Navigation company In Morrow county. T IS Will VOTES All Parts of District Are Swinging to Support ' of Local Man. The vigorous campaign of S. E. Notson, republican candidate for representative in congress, is gain ing him support in every section of the district, according to advices received by his supporters at Hepp ner. In fact, the success of his plan of "meeting the voters" has been such that political observers con cede that he will figure In the finals when the vote is registered Friday. This growth in strength Is due, his friends claim, not only to his winning personality but to the rec ognition of Mr. Notson as a candi date who can command the undivid ed loyalty of his party in the No vember election. His record has been one of clean, conscientious and efficient public srevice and he is represented as a candidate without a weakness. Because of his wide public exper ience and tireless labor in behalf of many projects for the general bene fit of his district he has proved him self capable of representing effect ively very interest and group in the district, . it is set forth in a statement issued by the Notson-for-Congress club. He is an educa tor, attorney and ex-farmer and commands strong support from every class of his constituents. His friends contend that no man in the race will have a stronger claim on the support of the farm ers. He was born and raised on a farm and proved up on a Morrow county homestead after coming to Oregon, and continued to farm it for years after he was engaged In educational and law work. He has made a special study of farm1 problems and his counsel has been sought repeatedly In reference to projects affecting farmers. He has advocated improved methods In farming and himself originated ideas which have since been accept ed generally. He has been a con stant and popular speaker before farmers' meetings and picnics, hav ing been invited twice within the past year to address the Morrow county Pomona grange and the inter-county grange celebration. Following one of his addresses be fore the grange, the grange master, Charles Wicklander remarked, "I wish we could take Notson into the grange. We need such men. I be lieve he Is a better farmer than I am." He was twice a delegrate to the Oregon Irrigation congress and has worked continually for the Inter ests of the farmers of his district At a meeting of 225 wheat growers at Lexington in 1924 he drafted a set of resolutions dealing with farm relief which were unanimously adopted. They opposed mere ex tension of credit to wheat growers as a delusion rather than an aid, favored the McNary-Haugen bill and urged tariff protection for wheat similar to that afforded the products of other lines of Industry. NEW CABINET INSTALLED. The Morrow County Creamery company has just completed instal lation of tljeir second 50-gallon ca pacity ice cream cabinet This cab inet is exactly the same as the first one installed, being of galvanized sheet iron construction, with com partments for ten 5-gallon ice cream cans, the ice cream being kept thoroughly frozen all the time by the ammonia lines from their ice machine. By means of these cab inets the company can keep a 100 gallon reuerve of ice cream on hind at all times ready to deliver on a few minutes notice. Piano lessons. Phelps. See Efizabeth 9-10. Taxes in Morrow County orrow Coonty, Oregon, ao Sh.rlff, Happner, Oragon loatallaaat Trauurar or Us doly aatiwrtsBd nfmeotitire, - fla10A0O Doom, 148,468. 10 KMUHC 0H' jevaot tbaCompur. The total taxes levied against the railroad's property In Morrow coun ty amounted to $90,930.19, distribu ted as follows: school taxes $44,254. 93; "road taxes $33,135.47; county general taxes $8,396.59; state gener al fund $3,195.86; World War Vet erans State fund $1,126.68; city tax es $721.00; and state military fund $99.66, J. W. Morrow, the railroad's general tax agent, stated. 1 W0, TM. 5S,S5T.1B 61t,te6. 20.4S9.6T 64T.404. IT. If S. ST I ' S,So,aS. SO.SSO.IM Lexington School Closes; Exercises This Week Lexington school activities will be completed this week-end with high school comrnencement exer cises on Friday evening. Last Sun day the baccalaureate address was delivered to the graduating class by Rev. W. W. Head of lone at the Lexington Congregational church., Commencement exercises are held for both the eighth grade and high school seniors, the eighth grade commencement taking place last evening at 8 o'clock with the fol lowing program: March, while classes enter Miss Richolson Invocation v. Rev, Wood Salutatory Beiyl Anderaon Vocal Solo Helen M. Walker The Class Key Ora Anderson Class Song "Aftei the Rain" A Parting Tribute, Llewellyn Evans Piano Solo Jeanette Turner Valedictory Kenneth Wainei Presentation of Diplomas ilr. Lucas, Chm. of Boird Response Naomi McMillan Benediction Mr. Wood The class roll is Kenneth Warner, Llewellyn Evans, Beryl Anderson, Ora Anderson, and Naomi McMil lan. The hign school commencement program to be held Friday, when a class of five will be graduated, fol lows: Ma:ch Pomp and Circumstance I Invocation Rev. Mr. Wood Music The Missildlne Trio The High School Rockies 1 Gwendolyn Evans To a Wild Rose High School Girls Equipped Americans, Elsie Tucker Music The Missildine Trio Annual Address, Prof. H. S. Tuttle University of Oregon Presentation of Diplomas J. F. Lucas Chairman Board of Education Convocation Rev. Mr. Wood Eula McMillan, James Leach, Ves ter Lane, Elsie Tucker and Gwen dolyn Evans are the graduates. THE MUSIC MA3TER, a great play, a greater picture, Star Thea ter, Sunday and Monday. HARDMAN. The mothers of the lower grade children gave a surprise picnic in the orchard near the school for the little folks on Wednesday. They took so many good things to eat that it was with difficulty that the ball game was carried on in the afternoon. Every youngster declar ed it a most lovely surprise and hoped for another some day. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Batty return ed Friday from Portland where they were called by the death of Ben Thomas, who formerly lived In the Eight Mile country. Mr. and Mrs. Ruby and daughter Viola of Heppner, were guests of Mr. and . Mrs. Hiram Johnson on Sunday. Miss Blanche Howell came over from Wall creek to visit with friends .and relatives over the week end. Tindal Roblson was in town Sun day chatting with friends. He says the grain in the Eight Mile vicinity is looking good. Archie Bechaoic was heie Sunday from Lexington to spend the day with home folks. Harlan Jones and family of Lex ington enjoyed the Sunday in the mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Adams brot their baby daughter home from the Heppner hospital where the little one has been ill with pneumonia. L. Redding of Eight Mile was here on business Thursday. A number of enthusiastic anglers were seen coaxing the trout from Rock creek during the pleasant days of last week. Mrs. A. B. Chapin who is helping at the Tindal Robison home, spent Sunday at home. The advanced pupils of the grade school had a very delightful time in the mountains on Friday. A few parents and friends accompan ied the children. Wm. Meidinger has accepetd a position as superintendent of the Dufur schools for the coming year. A delicious picnic lunch was serv ed by the ladies and the men vied with each other in the art of pitch ing horseshoe1? and other games. The semester exams in high school and the eighth grade were given on Wednesday and Thurs day. Mr. ana Mrs. Marion Saling and infant daughter were visitors here on Saturday. Mr. and Mr-. Lotus Rotison w.'e in town Friday from their ranch south of town. Mr. and -VIr9. Gerald Booher and Mrs. Wcs Booher were visitors here on Sunday. Mrs. Anna Saling, Miss Hilde garde Williams, and Miss Mildred Farrens were Heppner shoppers last Saturday afternoon. Joe Batty and wif eof Eight Mile returned home from Portland on Saturday, where they had been call ed on account of the death of his cousin, Ben Thomas. The funeral of Mr. Thomas was held early In the week at Portland, he having died suddenly a week ago Sunday while on a trip to Astoria by auto. Jake Young, prominent Eight Mile farmer, was a visitor in the city Monday, accompanied by his son, Glen. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hynd of Cecil were visitors in this city on Monday afternoon and evening. THE MUSIC MASTER, a great play, a greater picture. Star Thea ter, Sunday and Monday. FOR SALE 18-Inch pine wood. J. H. Pearson & Sons, Lena, Ore. 12. wm as ps Reunion and Grange Day Plans Progressing for Fine Chautauqua. Continuous residence In Morrow county forty years or more, or set tlement in this county prior to 1888, will constitute eligibility to be classed as a pioneer at the pion eer's reunion to be held the second day of the Morrow County Chau tauqua celebration at Heppner, on June 1. This is the action of the pioneer committee, S. E. Notson, Heppner, Karl L. Beach, Lexington, and Bert Meson, lone, who have al ready obtained a speaker for the , meeting in the morning at 10:30, and who will complete the details of the program as soon as Mr. Not son returns from his campaign for nomination as congressman from the second district Hon. Stephen A. Lowell of Pen dleton, a pioneer himself of this section and a nott.d ornfor, will de liver the pioneer address. Another feature already determined will be a picnic dinner at noon. It is the plan of ' the committee to feature the pioneers in every possible way on this day and they wish espec ially to give the old-time settlers ample opportunity to renew old friendships. Mr. Notson leaves word it is important that all pion eers register with one member of the committee as soon as possible, , as this will be necessary to the car rying out of their plans. Funds collected in now nearly equal the amount of the guarantee that will pay for the chautauqua entertainment outright, and there will be absolutely no admission charge for any of the chautauqua numbers. There still remain a few names of the subscription roll who have not paid and when this money comes in the guarantee will have been reached. Every contributor will be entitled to two reserved seats, these reservations being open at the Gordon confectionery in Heppner, Friday, May 25, and can be made either ty telephone of per sonal call. It will be necessary for contributors to make reservations beforehand in order to obtain tick ets en' tling them to reserved seats. If a large tent can be obtained from the chautauqua people, the enter tainment will be held in it How ever, it will take a very large tent, and If one of the proper size can not be had the entertainment may ' go to the school auditorium-gymnasium which seats 600 people com fortably. In any case every effort will be mado to handle the crowd in the most sr.tisi actory way possible. Arranger ent has been made with Fletcher's band of Pendleton, who will play for dances the first three evenings, tc furnish music Friday and Saturday mornings. They are always an attraction and will add the last necessary touch to make the morning programs on Pioneer and Grange days a complete suc cess. The seven Granges of the coi-nty are busy at work on their porti.ins of the program to be given the morning of Grange day, and from early reports this will be mighty good. Two speakers have already signed up, and efforts are being made to ootaln the Irrigon Club head. Tnere may be some difficulty in getting this band, as their lead er, Mr. Maaske, will be gone. With the cooperation being given on every hand, no doubt remainj that ' the celebration in Heppner, May 31, June 1-2-3, will be one of the very biggest ever staged in the count You will not want to miss any of it MASONS ATTENTION. Regular meeting of Heppner Lodge No. 69 will be held Saturday evening at Masonic hall. There will be work in the MM degree and a full attendance of members is de sired. R. C. WHTMAN, W. M. C. H. McNerney of Portland, rep resenting Oregon State Motor as sociation, which is affiliated with the American Automobile associa tion, was in Heppner yesterday in teresting local auto owners in the association. Ferguson Chevrolet company garage has been designa ted as a station of the Oregon State Motor association at Heppner, where service will be rendered to ail members of the A. A. A. Mrs. A. H. Gragg and bab)t daugh ter of Salem who have been visit ing the past two weeks at the home of Airs. Gragg's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Aiken, will return fo their Salem home Sunday. Mr. Gragg will come up after them Saturday and will be accompanied by Mrs. A. A. Amort and children who will visit Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Patterson. Word received by Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Aiken of this city is to the effect that Cyrus Aiken, who was injured in an automobile accident at New York several weeks ago, Is sufficiently rccevered to be able to travel. He sent word this week that he expected to be in Heppner soon. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Copenhaver of Swaggart Buttes have been en joying a visit during the week from Mrs. Copenhaver's father, T. M. Scott of Salem. Mr. Scott formerly resided in the Lexington country.