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Volume 45, Number 9.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Portland Firm Asks for
Specific Charge or
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."
Portland, Oregon, May 14, 1928.
Heppner Gazette Times,
Heppner, Oregon.
For Attention of the Editor.
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
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
. 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
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,
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
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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
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,
Preslderl Howard-Cooper
play, a greater picture, Star Thea
ter, Sunday and Monday.
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
Victor Morris, professor from the
University of Oregon, will deliver
the commencement address, these
services to be held in the school auditorium-
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
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
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.
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
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.
Wheatland league
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
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.
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
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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
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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.
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
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.
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.
See Efizabeth
Taxes in Morrow County
orrow Coonty, Oregon,
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Happner, Oragon
Trauurar or Us doly aatiwrtsBd nfmeotitire,
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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.
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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.
play, a greater picture, Star Thea
ter, Sunday and Monday.
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
Miss Blanche Howell came over
from Wall creek to visit with
friends .and relatives over the week
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.