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Volume 45, Number 37.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 1928
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Mayor Noble Joins in Ask
ing Support; Banquet
Saturday, December 1, is Boy j
Scout Day In Heppner. ,,
On this day every resident of the
city will be given an opportunity to
contribute to the Boy Scout work.
Business houses and professional
men of the city will be visited on
Friday, and on Saturday the homes
will be called on by committees ap
pointed by the Boy Scout executive
committee. The day was set aside
at a meeting of the committee Sun
E. G. Noble, mayor of the city,
has cooperated with the executive
committee in proclaiming that the
day be used In fostering the Scout
movement. He says: "Whereas, the
Boy Scouts of America have come
to be recognized as one of the
greatest institutions of citizenship
In the United States, and it Is fit
ting that the city of Heppner should
accord Its boys the opportunity of
becoming identified with the organ
ization and make It possible for
them to receive the greatest bene
fit therefrom, therefore, I, E. G.
Noble, mayor of the city of Hepp
ner, concur with the local executive
committee in setting aside Satur
day, December 1, to be used In fos
tering the Boy Scout work, and I
hope that everyone will see fit to
give it their generous support."
Already identification of the
Heppner troop with the Blue Moun
tain council Is assured, with most
of the $90 required for membership
,the first year being raised through
subscriptions of fraternal organiza
tions. The Heppner lodge of Elks,
in company with the American Le
gion and Knights of Pyhtias, have
given support to the cause and oth
er orders expect to give It favorable
consideration as soon as they meet
It is strongly desired by the Boy
Scout directors and leaders of the
city to build a Heppner cabin at
the summer camp of the Blue
"Mountain council near Milton for
use next year. To do this $250 is
needed, and it is hoped this amount
may be raised by popular subscrip
tion, with enough extra to care for
. the running expenses of the troop,
to buy Insignia, and to pay the
expenses of the chief executive of
the council on his visits to the local
troop every eight or ten weeks.
These trips are made for the pur
pose of holding a Court of Honor In
which each scout is examined in the
work and placed in the class to
which his advancement entitles
Philip von Lubken, high school
Instructor, recently joined with
Rev. Stanley Moore, In handling the
Boy Scout leadership. The execu
tive committee consider themselves
very fortunate In obtaining such
able leadership. While all funds
raised will be expended under the
direction of the executive commit
tee, they feel sure that recommen
dations will be made wisely by the
scout leaders, and rigid economy Is
For the convenience of the com
mittees who have undertaken the
task of visiting the homes, it is
asked that everyone who desires to
help the work have their contribu
tions ready when called on Satur
day. No large sum is being asked
from anyone, as those In charge feel
that a small amount from everyone
with the Interest thus manifested
will do much more good than much
larger sums from just a few.
To bring the work more directly
before the men and boys of the
city, a banquet is being arranged
for next Wednesday evening in the
basement of the Christian church
to which all men and boys of the
city are invited. A nominal cover
charge will be made, the Willing
Workers of the church being asked
to prepare the banquet. Douglas
Hawley, chief executive of the
Blue Mountain council, will be the
principal speaker of the evening,
and several demonstrations of scout
work by the local troop will also
be a part of the program. It is
urged that all men and boys inter
ested In Boy Scout work, the boys
whether scouts or not, attend this
When solicitation is made Satur
day it Is hoped to secure the names
of those who will attend the ban
"Cooperation on every hand will
not only assure the financial suc
cess of the Boy Scouts In Heppner,
but will likewise assure the moral
support necessary to make them
the great adjunct to our social life
which they already are In Innumer
able other places over the land," de
clares Mr. Burgess.
GIVE DINNER PARTY.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones and Mr.
and Mrs. W. V. Crawford entertain
ed at a charming dinner party at
the Jones home Monday evening.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gor
don, Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Gemmell,
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wilson and Mr.
and Mrs. Spencer Crawford. The
dinner, consisting of turkey and all
the flxin's was greatly enjoyed. The
evening was spent with cards.
Regular meeting , of Heppner
Lodge No. 69 will be held at Mason
ic temple Saturday evening. There
will be work In the F. C. degree. A
large attendance of the members is
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary.
BOY SCOUT DAY
Following are the committees
appointed to visit the homes of
Heppner next Saturday, Dec. 1,
in the interest of obtaining funds
for Boy Scout work in the city:
Jasper Crawford and Frank
Turner, all residences north of
Willow street, west of Main
street and south of Willow creek.
F. R. Brown and Howard Mc
Duffee, north of Willow creek
and south of Hlnton creek
W. W. Smead and Rev. Stan
ley Moore, east of Hlnton creek
bridge and north of cour-t house.
Chas. W. Smith and Paul M.
Gemmell, south of court house
and east of Chase street
Gay M. Anderson and Albert
Adkins, west of Chase street and
north of Willow street
Chas. Thomson and John Hlatt
will visit all business houses and
professional men of the city tomorrow.
Heppner Churches Join
In Thanksgiving Service
The union Thanksgiving services
will be held at 10:30 this morning
in the Christian church. A choir
composed of singers from the Meth
odist, Episcopal and Christian
churches will furnish music, and
the sermon will be delivered by Rev.
F. R. Spaulding, pastor of the Meth
There should be a large attend
ance of the people of the Heppner
community at these services, to as
sist in returning reverent thanks to
Jehovah God for his manifold bless
ings the past year.
CARS COLLIDE ON STREET.
The sedan of Mrs. Chas. Furlong
of Eight Mile collided with a tour
ing car driven by Jim Armstrong,
but belonging to Russell Wright,
employed In the auto repair shop of
Sam Llnlnger, Saturday morning.
Mrs. Furlong was driving into town
and had made the stop at the Gil
Ham & Bisbee corner before enter
ing the highway at the Intersection
of Main and May streets, and Arm
strong was negotiating a turn at the
same intersection when Mrs. Fur
long started to move on down the
street She had killed her engine
and was just getting to about the
middle of the intersection on the
right side of the street when the
touring car struck the sedan amid
ships. Both machines were dam
aged, the sedan having a fender and
the running board taken off, and
the side of the car somewhat
smashed, while the touring car re
ceived a completely wrecked front
wheel, fender and light The boy
admitted he was at fault Mrs.
Furlong received some severe
bruises in the side by the contact
of the cars.
CELEBRATE 20th YEAR.
Twenty years ago this Thanks
giving, M. L. Case and family came
to Heppner, starting In the furni
ture business here along with W. O.
Dix. The business continued for a
time under the firm name of Case
and Dix, Mr. Dix withdrawing later
and Mr. Case continuing the busi
ness which has constantly grown
until now it can be said that Case
Furniture company enjoy a very
fine trade, built up on conservative
lines. The company is putting on
this week a 20th Anniversary sale,
and Mr. Case took a rather novel
method of making the announce
ment to Heppner people. While be
ing primarily a furniture dealer,
Mr. Case is also raising an abund
ance of very fine apples on a tract
of Hood River land, and each fam
ily of the city was presented with
a box of these very excellent red
apples, in which was placed a circu
lar calling attention to the sale. We
are sure the housewives of the com
munity are greatly appreciative of
this treat from Case Furniture com
pany. ATTEND EXECUTIVE MEET.
Chas. Cox, president, and Chas.
W. Smith, county agent, attended a
meeting of the executive committee
of the Eastern Oregon Wheat
Growers league at Arlington Mon
day. Plans were discussed and com
mittees appointed to report on mat
ters of vital Importance to wheat
growers, which will come up at the
annual meeting of the league. An
nouncement of dates for the meet
ing, a roster of committees, and
other data concerning the meeting
will be given in detail next week.
Morrow county has a member on
each committee appointed; accord
ing to Mr. Smith, as several of the
counties represented In the league
failed to have representatives at the
Arlington meeting and it was not
known whom to appoint from these
counties. The Arlington meeting
was full of enthusiasm, Mr. Smith
said, and the annual meeting bids
fair to be one of the very most
important meetings ever held by the
GRANGE TO ENTERTAIN.
The Rhea Creek Grange Is pre
paring a number of one-act plays
to be presented at their hall Sat
urday evening, Dec. 3. The enter
tainment will be presented by all
local talent, and promises to be
good. The public Is invited to at
A hope chest will be given away
during the evening. Admission for
the entertainment will be 35o and
Gloria Swanson in "Sadie Thomp
son," Star Theater Sunday and
Celebrate Anniversary of
Father Cantwell's Death
On Wednesday, December 5,
there will occur a solemn high mass
in St Patrick's church at 7:30, for
the repose of the soul of Rev. Fa
ther Contwell who died In Ireland a
year ago on Dec. 3. Rev. Father
Cantwell had been the pastor of the
church in Heppner for nearly ten
years and he was well known
throughout the entire Eastern Ore
gon region, but especially In Mor
row and Gilliam counties.
The occasion will be made as sol
emn as conditions will permit and
invitations have been sent out to
the priests of the diocese to assist
A very special invitation has been
sent to the Right Rev. Joseph F.
McGrath, S. T. D Bishop of Boise,
Idaho. The anniversary mass has
been deferred two days so as to per
mit a large gathering of priests for
the occasion. The Rev. Thomas J.
Brady, pastor of the Catholic
church in Heppner,. and who was
appointed to the pastorate in suc
cession to Rev. Father Thomas J.
Cantwell, will celebrate the mass,
assisted by Rev. Hugh J. Marshall,
pastor of Hood River, and Rev.
Father S. Nesdale, O. M. Cap., pas
tor of Hermiston. An invitation is
extended .to all to attend this ser
vice, regardless of church amlia
tlons. ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH.
First Sunday in Advent, Decem
ber 2, 1928.
The mass In Heppner next Sun-
lay will be at 8:30, preceded by
confessions and Holy Communion.
The pastor will preach at the mass
upon Cursing, Blasphemy and Pro
fanity. Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament will follow this mass.
There will be a second mass in
Lena on this Sunday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. John Brosnan at
A very large congregation greet
ed the pastor last Sunday in The
The four weeks preceding Christ
mas are known in Church history
as Advent, a time of penance and
self-restraint and special prayer, in
preparation for the coming of
Christ on Christmas Day. The four
weeks represent the four thousand
years between the sin of Adam and
Eve and the coming of Christ to
redeem the world and establish His
Church. This holy season is a clos
ed time for marriages, and when a
sufllclent warrant arises for a mar
riage between Christians, the same
may be performed with authoriza
tion and always without pomp and
All Christians are urged to enter
into themselves and seriously look
to the duty of preparing the way
of Christ In their souls, making
room for Christ in the "Inns" of
their hearts by prayer, penance and
the reverent reception of the Sacraments.
HROUGHOUT another year the people of Morrow
county have enjoyed the blessings of a Bountiful Pro
vider. Our harvests while not as large as in other years,
have been abundant.
After the fashion of those honored Pilgrim fathers, let us give
grateful thanks. For, if they could be thankful for what to us would
seem a most meager subsistance, should w not, with all the
humbleness in our souls, thank God for our many blessings, made
largely possible by their industry, fearlessness and self-denial.
For ten years the grim, man-hating War God has cast but a
faint shadow over this land of plenty. Our homes have been secure,
our peace abiding. Pestilence and plague have passed under the
scrutiny of an enlightened scientific mind. Time and distance have
been diminished to mere fractions since that first landing of the
Mayflower at Plymouth.
Today members of families from many hundred miles, at a
day's notice, may gather at one table for the Thanksgiving feast,
while they enjoy programs of music and messages of good cheer
produced, mayhap, thousands of miles away.
Ancestors of those Pilgrim fathers, who in turn are our ances
tors, bequeathed to us through the greatest document of all govern
ments, the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
And one of the greatest privileges which we today enjoy is that
which, foremost, brought the Pilgrims to America the freedom to
worship God according to the individual dictate. That the greatest
heights to which any man may rise in this great land are gauged only
by his own limitations, has been proven times innumerable."
What we now enjoy, let us make secure to our posterity. And
more, let us practice thrift, and industry, apply our talents, so that
the Thanksgivings that are to come will ever reveal more and more
LOCAL NEWS HEMS
B. G. Sigsbee and Father
accompanied by William
Bucknum who was driver of the
Sigsbee car, returned on Saturday
from a short visit at San Francisco.
The journey was made in record
time, as the party left Heppner on
Sunday previous, but it proved ts
be pleasant, and Mrs. Sigsbee had
a fine short visit with her daugh
ters, the Misses Bernice and Elaine
Sigbee. The trip to Frisco was via
the Pacific highway and the return
over the Redwood nighway and
The Dalles-California route.
Dr. McMurdo, attending physi
cian, states that Everett Kelthley,
severely Injured In an automobile
accident last week, from which in
juries he has since been confined at
Heppner hospital, is slowly improv
ing. Besides the injuries mention
ed in our writeup of last Issue,
young Kelthley received a broken
right collar bone, and his left arm
was paralyzed, and he received
body bruises all over. The paraly
sis Is gradually leaving the arm
and the soreness is being reduced.
George Richards, the newly elec
ted assessor of Wallowa county,
was here from Enterprise on Fri
day, calling on Assessor Wells. Mr.
Richards was Interested in the sys
tem Mr. Wells uses In carrying on
the work of his office one of the
very best In the state, and he may
decide to 'pattern the work of the
Wallowa county assessor's office af
ter that of the Morrow county as
sessor. Gloria Swanson in "Sadie Thomp
son," Star . Theater Sunday and
Mrs. Frank Gilliam and daugh
ter, Miss Ona Gilliam, returned dur
ing the week from a visit at the
home of . Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gilliam
at Port Angeles, Wash. They re
port that Mr. Gilliam has disposed
of his business In the Washington
city and Is preparing to move to
Oakland, Calif., with his family.
Frank Turner and family motored
to Walla Walla to spend the
Thanksgiving holiday with their
son, Robert attending Whitman col
lege. The young man will have a
part In the Chocolate Soldier, opera
put on by the college this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner will take this
F. W. Turner and company are
making arrangements to i-emove
their olllce from the present quar
ters In the Hotel Heppner building
to the McMurdo building across the
street They expect to be In their
new location by the 15th of Decem
R. E. Allstott, Jr., of Eight Mile
was attending to business here on
Saturday, disposing of some of his
fine Thanksgiving turkeys.
Francis Grillln, farmer t Eight
Mile, was a visitor in this city on
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hayes and
son Leland arrived Tuesday eve
ning from their home at Joseph
and are spending the Thanksgiving
holidays at the home of Mrs. Hayes'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter
The Women's Missionary society
will present a dramatized service
at the Christian church, Sunday
evening at 7:30. This program will
be very interesting and a cordial
invitation is extended the public to
County Clerk Anderson issued a
license to wed to Henry G. Peck,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton H.
Peck of Lexington and Josephine
Rowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mike Rowell of Rhea creek, on Sat
Frank Turner returned from
Monument on Saturday, bringing
the household goods of J. L. Coch
ran over to Cecil. He had taken
the furniture of Roy Scott to the
Cochran place near Top, Oregon.
Mrs. Phill Brady, son and daugh
ter, arrived Wednesday from Port
land to spend Thanksgiving at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. A. Minor.
Pat Foley was up from The Dall
es on Saturday, looking over his
hotel property here. Mr. Foley runs
Hotel Dalles, as well as the local
Roy Missildine departed Satur
day for Portland for a Visit over
the Thanksgiving holidays with his
family, now nicely located in that
Harlan McCurdy, ranchman of
lone, was a visitor In Heppner Sat
urday while attending to business
Louis Balsiger, wheat buyer of
lone, was transacting business here
Special Prices Will Prevail.
For our 20th Anniversary Sale,
special prices and discounts will
prevail on practically the entire
stock. In the circulars sent out
this week, the impression might be
gained that the line of goods dis
played therein was all that we were
offering at the special low prices.
If you contemplate anytmng in
house furnishings, come to this sale
beginning Saturday, Dec. 1, and
ending Saturday evening, Dec. 8.
There will be many bargains to In
CASE FURNITURE. JV.
K. of P. MEET TUESDAY.
Next Tuesday evening will be an
important meeting of Doric Lodge
No. 20, K. of P., when nomination
and election of officers will hold a
leading place on the program. F.
P. Farnsworth, Chancellor Com
mander urges a large turnout of
Not having fully recovered from
a recent severe attack of the Influ
enza, I um tendering my resigna
tion as superintendent of the Hepp
MRS. L. G. HERREN.
Annual Lodge of Sorrow
Observed Next Sunday
The annual lodge of sorrow of
Heppner Lodge No. 358, B. P. O. E.
will be held at Elks temple in this
city Sunday afternoon, December 2,
at 2:30. Rev. B. Stanley Moore oi
All Saints Episcopal church of this
city will deliver the memorial ad
dress and the following is the pro-t
Funeral march while members
enter Miss Jeanette Turner
Opening ceremonies of the lodge
Invocation....Rev. B. Stanley Moore
High school double quratette
Roll call of departed brothers.
Solo. "When I Come Home"
Ceremonies of the lodge.
Address Rev. B. Stanley Moore
Miss Kate Frances Ede
Auld Lang Syne-
-Lodge and audience
Urges Larger School
Centers for Efficiency
University of Oregon, Eugene,
Nov. 25. Greater efficiency and
economy could be effected in Ore
gon schools through a movement
for the creation of larger school
centers, both for elementary and
high schools, and more careful at
tention to organization to . elimin
ate waste, declared F. L. Stetson,
professor of secondary education
at the University of Oregon, in a
talk before the second school fi
nance conference in session on the
Eugene campus Saturday.
Prof. Stetson's conclusions were
given as the result of a survey of
costs per capita of students in Ore
gon schools and one of the biggest
handicaps experienced by Oregon
schools is the fact that they are so
Prof. Stetson presented data
showing the cost per pupil in aver
age daily attendance in 1495 one
room schools of Oregon. He found
that the median cost in one-room
schools for each pupil, annually, is
$86; in the two-room schools, $60;
school of 50 to 100 pupils, $50; 100
to 150, $44; 150 to 199, $45, and above
200 pupils, $43.
This clearly shows, he pointed
out, that the costs are much' higher
per capita in smaller schools, and
the greatest chance for . economy
Ires in consolidations. Prof. Stet
son also found that in the small
schools there is a lower teaching
salary than in the larger, and even
at that the costs are greater.
The same situation exists in the
high schools, Prof. Stetson's study
shows, the small schools having
high costs. In a group of high
schools with less than 10 pupils In
attendance, the average cost per
student shows a median of $172, and
it is found that as the size of
schools increases this per capita
cost drops. Thus In high schools
with between 40 and 50 pupils In
attendance, the median is $102.
The situation as it stands indi
cates that many schools operate at
an Inexcusably high cost" Prof.
Stetson said. "This is particularly
noticeable in the small schools,
many of which are maintained pri
marily for local and sentimental
reasons, and could be consolidated
satisfactorily. The consolidation
movement is under way, but it is
slow, particularly in western Ore
gon where conditions make it more
In the small high school the
problem of proper courses of study
and proper conditions for Instruc
tion is a serious one. The survey
shows a great disparity in the effi
ciency of the organizations, some
of them wasting time right and left
One of the big things looking tow
ard economy would be to set up a
reasonable program with a fair
teaching load, and establish a sal
ary schedule to attract and hold the
more professional type of teacher
who could work in such an efficient
CATHOLIC THANKS SERVICES.
The national holiday of Thanks
giving will be duly celebrated In the
Catholic church today with a high
mass and sermon upon the signi
ficance of the day to all law-abiding
and patriotic citizens of the coun
try. The proclamation of His Ex
cellency, Calvin Coolidge, President
of the United States will be carried
out to the letter, prayers being off
ered for the welfare of the country
and the nation, that God may ever
guide It safely along the paths of
justice and honor. The mass will
occur at 8:30, and all may approach
the Sacraments. Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament will close the
ceremony. The pastor will speak
upon the dangers resulting from
trilling with the fundamental law
of the country, and caution all to
do their utmost In safeguarding the
nation from the snares of her ene
WHAT IS THE GOSI'EL?
It is not a vague term meaning
everything or nothing as you please.
It has a very definite meaning for
the Individual and the world. This
will be the subject of discussion at
the morning service at the Church
At the evening hour the Women's
Missionary society present their pa
Bible school at 9:45. Christian
Endeavor at 6:30.
We hope for a large attendance
at all services.
Services at Pine City at 2 o'clock
with preaching at 3.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
By Arthur Brisbane
Good Soup, Good Service.
What is a Rich Man?
Captain of Your Soul.
No Socratic Methods.
Chiefs of many hotels competed
. New York to see which could
make the best soup. Six wise men,
including Clarence H. Mackay's
French chef, Combes, allotted first
prize to E. Alliott
That competition means more to
human welfare than the average
man realizes; more, for instance,
than any Olympic competition.
Soups contain vitamines and
other valuable nourishment and
stimulate the flow of digestive
fluids. To manufacture good soup
and sell a great deal of it is to
render public service.
Income tax returns show 283 Am
ericans with net incomes of $1,000,
000 a year or more. The number
has increased by fifty-two in two
years. Citizens reporting Incomes
of $5,000,000 or more number only
TEN. There were fourteen of them
Once a man with a million was
considered rich. To be REALLY
rich" now you need $1,000,000 a
There are several billionaires in
existence that modestly refrain
from talking about it
Many a young person has spout
It matters not bow strait the gate.
How charged with punishment
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
The Reverend E. H. Emmett,
Congregationalist says those who
talk about being "captain of my
soul" are only "whistling loudly in
the dark," making "an outward
noise to cover up an inward fear
It is hard to be sure that you are
captain of your soul in these mod
ernist times. Scientists say you
haven't any soul, anyhow, and you
don't know where your soul is go
ing later, if anywhere, or where the
earth itself is going, with the sun
dragging it along.
However, a man CAN be calm In
an emergency, and that's what the
Wliliam McAndrew, who was su
perintendent of Chicago schools,
leaves for Athens to spend a year
studying Socrate's methods of
teaching. His plan, may heaven
thwart it is to revive the Socrates
method in modern schools.
Socrates, if Plato describes his
method accurately, touched a new
peak in boredom. Instead of say
ing what he had to say, he went
around Robin Hood's barn with
questions and answers tiresome be
Whether or not Socrates was
guilty, as alleged, of filling young
Greeks with disrespect for the gods,
and in spite of the marvelously he
roic hemlock drinking episode, you
can hardly blame the Athenians for
getting rid of him.
What modern education needs is
moving pictures, with condensed
verbal elucidation, not Socratic di
alogues. "Ruth, amid the alien corn,"
would be Interested in three other
Ruths, all in American politics.
Three women were elected to Con
gress, and all three are named
Ruth. Ruth McCormick, daughter
of the able Mark Hanna, in Illinois;
Ruth Bryan, in Florida; Ruth
Pratt in New York. All three pos
sess intelligence and ability well
above the congressional average.
If you believe in omens, name
your next daughter Ruth.
BUDGET MEETING HELD.
The election called for School
District No. 1 at the Council cham
bers on Saturday afteroon for the
purpose of passing on the budget
for the coming year was the means
of bringing out a few of the tax
payers and patrons of the district
The interest shown in this Import
ant matter, however, was not very
great, as the total number present
would not reach a dozen. Chair
man Notson announced the object
of the meeting and the proposed
budget was read. Upon motion the
budget was adopted, and the am
ount of money necessary to be rais
ed by taxation for the coming year
was accepted as $22,340.
RADER CASE IX PROGRESS.
Jury was selected Wednesday to
try Fritz Radcr, indicted last
spring for the lmceny of a horse.
He was indicted Jointly with W. H.
I. Padberg of Heppner. Rader Is
being tried separately. Many are
attending the trial and subpoenas
for nearly 60 witnesses have been
Issued and served. Canyon City
Later report received here Is to
the effect that the jury found Rader