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Volume 45, Number 42.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1929.
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Little Girl Seriously
Hurt by Fall From Car
Oregon Winter Wheat
Slightly Below Normal
Putting the Kid to Sleep
By Albert T. Reid
Muscle Shoals Viewed ;
Voyage Fom New York
Starts January 9th.
The editor of this paper la In re
ceipt of a letter from R. W. Turner,
now traveling toward New York
City, where on the 9th of this
month he will take steamer for the
Mediterranean sea and the Holy
Land, written under date of Shef
field, near Muscle Shoals, Alabama,
Dec. 27, 1928, in which he says in
"I have been having many de
lightful experiences during the past
17 days. I met and visited with 27
of the Turner clan while passing
through Oregon and California. I
also met a few old acquaintances.
They treated me royally and gave
me hundreds of miles of car tours
Bightseeing, etc., which I have en
joyed to the utmost of my capacity.
I saw J. A. Waters in Long Beach.
He read in the G. T. that I was
coming and was looking for me.
Joe looks fine and seems happy.
"I saw many thriving cities and
towns, with many wonderB and
thrills for an Oregon bunchgrass
farmer. I visited Uncle Sam's
greatest cavalry post In El Paso,
Texas. This contains 5000 acres,
2500 men, 2000 horses and 500 mules.
Witnessed many squads of cavalry
while at drill, and It was all a novel
and interesting sight to me. I also
saw Juarez (pronounced War-ray)
in Old Mexico, with a population of
some 30,000, and having 157 sa
loons, and a city Jail with 130 drun
ken Inmates who had been unable
to pay the $10 fine for being intoxi
cated and disorderly. Our guide
Informed us that most foreigners
pay the cash fine and are released.
I am convinced that 'prohibition
prohibits.' The prohibition Inspec
tion officer inspected us as we re
turned to the States asked us how
much we had had to drink. He
came inside the bus, shut the door
to test the strength of Alcohol
Spirits. Our driver advised him
that he would not get a smell,
therefore we got by easily. We had
no baggage, and 1 advised the cus
tom house official that I had pur
chased 15 cents worth of souvenir
cards and 6 cents worth of Mexican
stamps and mailed most of the
cards in Mexico. He let us pass.
"At San Antonio wre many scenes
of interest Here is our country's
greatest aviation field, with many
types of flying planes, and should
one desire, all points of interest in
tills historic city can be viewed
from the air, but the more popular
method Is to take one of the big
"At Houston I visited two brothers-in-law,
E. D. Shepperd his wife
and four children, and Robert Shep
perd, wife and three children. They
met me at the station with out
stretched arms, gave me a home,
took me to Sunday school and
church. I attended the Men's class,
was Introduced to Harry G. Know
les, pastor and teacher of the class.
Had to give a short speech to pre
serve peace In the class. Mr. Know
les is a first class orator and his
sermons are broadcast over the air.
Houston is an interesting city also,
having a population of 300,000 and
the largest city of Texas. My rel
atives here gave me a three hours'
sightseeing Journey over the city,
taking In all points of Interest
"Reaching New Orleans, I found
that city gaily decorated for the
annual Mardl Gras. New Orleans
bears the name of 'America's Most
Interesting City,' a title bestowed
by thousands of visitors, many of
whom knew whereof they speak,
because they have been to most of
the other Interesting cities of the
world. A slghteelng car here took
me over the city, and I viewed
some of Its most Interesting attrac
"Muscle Shoals Is an electric
plant of great magnitude but I have
not decided to buy it. But one gen
erator is running at present. I en
close you descriptive matter, which
tells fully of its magnitude, when It
was constructed, etc.
"I hope to reach New York by
the 8th of January.
"Yours, R. W. TURNER."
Mrs. Leah Cook Passes
at Bellingham, Wash.
Mrs. Leah Cook, wife of Dr,
George Cook of Bellingham, Wash
and daughter of Mrs. W. O. Minor
of this city, died there on Tuesday,
January 1st, a victim of Influenza,
Mrs. Cook was aged 40 years and
was born and reared at Heppner
but since her marriage to Dr. Cook
a number of years ago had made
her home at Bellingham.
Mrs. Cook had been ill for three
weeks. Her funeral will be held at
Bellingham on Friday. Besides her
husband, she Is survived by her
mother, Mrs. W. O. Minor, and her
brother, Stanley Minor, of this city,
JANUARY CLEARANCE OF
SILK AND CLOTH DRESSES. The
woman who knows values will be
oulck to take advantage of this
January Clearance Opportunity.
42-43 CURRAN HAT SHOP,
WANTED Position on ranch as
helner. Girl 17. Write or call Mar
caret Herndon. Lexington, Ore,
car of A. E. Miller. 42-3p-tf,
Stanley Minor has been confined
at home the most of the week with
Ruth, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Milton W. Bower, fell
from the rapidly moving sedan of
P. W. Turner on last Sunday after
noon and received a serious cut on
the back of the head as well as
some minor bruises on the body.
Mr. Turner, who was on the way
to Arlington to meet Mrs. Turner
aa she was returning from her visit
to Portland, had taken Ruth, who
was staying at the Turner home
temporarily, with Larry and Mary
Moore for the ride. The little folks
were in the rear seat, and as the
car moved along, the door came
open and Ruth fell to the highway.
The accident happened a short dis
tance this side of the junction, and
Mr. Turner glimpsed the child as
she fell and immediately put on the
emergency brake with such force
that the connecting rod was brok
en. Before he could get to the child
she had gotten up and fell a time
or two in her attempt to run after
the car and her hands and knees
were skinned and bruised. She was
rushed on to Arlington where first
aid was rendered, and then re
turned to Heppner hospital where
the cut some four inches long in
the back of the head, was dressed,
and since she has been getting
along all right Mr. Turner and
the members of his family were
greatly distressed over the acci
dent but Ruth was brave and ral
lied promptly from her Injuries.
REVIVAL GAINING HEADWAY.
The meetings being conducted at
the Church of Christ by Guy L.
Drill of Pendleton and Lester Far-
num of Eu
Ony L. Drill
Bro. Farnum puts life and spirit
into the fore part of the service and
brings a special message In song
Sermon topic for tonight:
"Who's Your Tailor?"
Friday: "What Is a Christian?"
Sunday evening: "How Good Can
a Man be and Not be a Christian?"
The pastor will preach Sunday
morning on "The Promises of
Bible school and C. E. will be at
the usual hours and should be well
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
ALTERATIONS BEING MADE.
M. L. Case, owner of the Fair
store building, has men at work
making some alterations in the cor
ner room and the room occupied
at present by Phelps Grocery com
pany. These changes are being
made looking to a swapping of po
sitions of Phelps Grocery company
and M. H. Kopple. Mr. Kopple now
has his merchandise in the corner,
so long used as a banking room,
and desires more space for the ex
pansion of his business while Mr.
Phelps wishes a somewhat smaller
place for his grocery stock. The
vault In the corner room is being
removed an opening made In the
partition so that the grocery store
may have better access to ware
house facilities, and when It IB all
one the two merchants will ex
change places. It will likely require
several weeks to get the building In
the desired shape.
CARS IN COLLISION.
The Ford touring car driven by
, B. Ledbetter collided with Tom
O'Brien's Dodge sedan near the Joe
Rector place on Hinton creek about
30 o'clock Monday afternoon,
Both cars were damaged, though
Mr. O'Brien's Dodge was hurt the
worst Ledbetter was taken Into
custody on complaint of O'Brien on
a charge of reckless driving. It
was asserted that Lcdbeter had at
tempted to pass O'Brien and pulled
the Ford into the Dodge when It
was about even with the Dodge
car's rear doors. No personal in
jury to occupants was reported.
LOCAL OFFICE WINS AGAIN.
The local ofllce of the Pacific
Power and Light company won first
place again in this district in the
recent campaign of selling on ran
ges and radios. Mitchell Thorn, lo
cal manager was apprised of this
fact by telegram the end of the past
week. The campaign closed on
Dec. 22, with Heppner first, Arling
ton second and Goldendale third
The local ofllce has been a consis
tent leader in these selling cam
palgns during the year, and Mr.
Thorn naturally feels mighty proud
of their success.
TO HOLD JOINT INSTALLATION
Willow Lodge No. 66, I. O. O. F.
and San Souci Rebekah lodge will
hold joint Installation of their new
ly elected officers on Friday night
at I. O. O. F. hall. A pot luck sup
per will be served at 6:30, and the
meeting is open only to members
of the two branches of the order,
Each one Is invited to bring some
thing to add to the eats.
John C. Ball is ill at his home In
this city having suffered a slight
stroke one day during the week,
His condition is Improved at this
growing in I A i
power and f - .'
Interest. I : ;
Bro. Drill 11 1
is a strong I f j T
preacher in I L
of ways but V St
peculia r 1 y iKS
forceful in I j."
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EFFORT IN WEST
SUCCESSFUL MEETING HELD
AT PULLMAN; NORTHWEST
RECOGNIZED AS UNIT.
A meeting of exceptional signif
icance to the Pacific Northwest's
greatest single agricultural Indus
try, wheat production, was held at
the State college of Washington,
December 14, called by President
E. Holland of that institution
and participated In by wheat grow
ers, agricultural scientists, millers
nd the grain trade.
The central idea of the meeting
was the mapping out of a wheat
rogram for the future a frank
facing of the problems of Washing
ton, Oregon and Idaho, and the
luunchlng of a definite movement
looking toward their solution.
Here are significant facts with
reference to that meeting: It rec-
gnized the Pacific Northwest as a
nit, a region of common interest
nd a common problem, in the mat
ter of wheat production. It brought
together in a concrete movement
ith a concrete purpose the agricul
tural scientists of the State college
of Washington, the University of
Idaho and the Oregon Agricultural
It brought farmers, grain dealers,
and millers, and college scientists
together In such harmony that they
were unanimous in the recommen
dations formally adopted at the
close of the meeting. It made plain
that problems of tremendous im
portance must be solved if the In
dustry is to continue on a stable ba
sis In' this great, productive region
No man sitting in that conference
could fail to be impressed by the
work already done by science In the
development and protection of
wheat, nor fail to realize the im
mensity of the work yet to be done.
Science heretofore has combatted
smut as smut, producing varieties
of wheat that have been considered
safely resistant to smut as hereto
Foot rot, another disease work
ing havoc in some wheat growing
areas, is challenging the scientific
investigator and student Not much
is known about this disease, for no
funds or equipment have been avail
able to enable experiment stations
to drive it to its lair.
Wire worms are still a menace
and will be until some scientist has
been enabled to work long enough
and patiently enough to learn the
vulnerable poison In this Insect's
And so on almost ad infinitum
Every phase of the industry not
forgetting the milling and baking
which Is the crux of it all is deep
ly Involved. The four cornered
conference at Pullman, at the close
of its session, voted with unanimity
to request the present session of
Congress to make sufficient appro
priation to Insure thorough experi
mentation and Btudy into the many
and Intricate problems affecting
the wheat Industry of the Pacific
County court was In session for
the regular January term at the
chambers of Judge Bengc on Wed
nesday. All members of the com
were present with the exception of
Commissioner Davidson, who
confined at his home in lone by Ill
ness, having been a sufferer for the
past two weeks with the prevailing
Heppner Introduced to
the Talking Pictures
Monday night Heppner was in
troduced to the talking movies. A
large crowd taxed the capacity of
the Star theater evidencing a wide
public interest in this latest devel
opment of the cinema.
Patsy Ruth Miller in "Beautiful
But Dumb" was the featured attrac
tion, with talking sequences pro
vided by one of the my methods
devised for making the silver screen
speak. The showing was arranged
for by B. G. Sigsbee, manager of the
theater, through a transient organ
ization, to not only give Heppner
a treat of the new entertainment,
but to feel out local sentiment with
regard to "talkies."
Dillard French was down from
Gurdane the first of the week.
Weather conditions have been
about the same as prevails else
where in this portion of Eastern
Oregon no snow and but little
tin so far this winter.
Pat Monahan, faithful employee
of Cohn Auto company, was quite
ill this week at his room at Cottage
Inn, one of the numerous victims
of the prevailing epidemic of colds
and influenza. He is now able to
be out again.
A good rain visited Morrow coun
ty Wednesday night, followed by
slight snow fall at Heppner. This
adds to the precipitation of the
week, and will do much good t
both range and farm lands.
J. W. Vaughn has been a pati .it
for some time at Heppner hospital,
while recovering from an attack of
illness. He will soon be out again.
ARTIST SHOWN AT
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CIS - sEFdsvk
Harry Camden, one of the most nuted sculptors of the Pacific
Northwest, Is here shown at work in his studio at the University of
Oregon, where he is professor of art. He Is milking a statue of the
beautiful Pandora, who is here depicted holding up her hands in horror
as she watches the contents of the box escape Into the world.
Mrs. T. J. Humphreys and Miss
Evelyn Humphreys departed Mon
day morning for Eugene, Miss
Humphreys returning to her work
as bookkeeper at Pacific Christian
hospital. During her stay at Hepp
ner, Miss Evelyn was ill most of the
time, and Mrs. Humphreys went
with her on the return trip to be of
assistance in case it might be need
ed. She expects to return-home the
end of this week, should her daugh
ter be fully recovered.
C. G. Blayden and F. W. Koskey
of Boardman are visitors here to
day. Mr. Blayden had some busi
ness before the county court and
Mr. Koskey, who is connected with
Toms Auto camp at Boardman,
drove him over. They report rath
er mild winter weather on the pro
ject, with plenty of moisture and
everything doing fine. Mr. Blay
den has taken over the office of Jus
tice of the peace at Boardman.
"The Girl From Chicago," Star
Theater, Sunday and Monday.
Heppner schools will resume
work in all the grades on Monday
morning, next. The vacation sea
son has been pleasantly spent by
both teachers and pupils, with the
exception of those who have been
going through with a siege of
colds and influenza, and all should
be ready for the work at the be
ginning of the winter term.
"Molly, the Girl from Chi," will
mystify you at the Star Theater,
c mday and Monday.
There will be a debate meeting
a tomorrow, Friday evening, at
Parish House, at 7:00 o'clock, and
all those Interested are requested
to be present
Ruth, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Cowins, is confined at
home with chicken pox.
WORK AT U. OF 0.
The acreage of wheat seeded in
Oregon last fall Is estimated at
889.000 acres by F. L. Kent federal
statistician of Portland, which Is
a little below normal, but slightly
greater than a year ago. Condition
of the growing crop is placed at 85
per cent normal, as compared with
v)8 per cent a year ago at this time.
For the Pacific northwest, esti
mates are as follows :
Oregon: Acreage 1928, 889,000;
Seeded 1927, 863.000: Condition Dec.
1 in 1928 85 per cent, in 1927 98 per
cent Washington, 1928 acreage,
1, 318,000; 1927, 1,434,000; Condition
Dec. 1 in 1928, 70 per cent in 1927
95 per cent; Idaho: Acreage 1928,
518,000, 1927, 485,000; Condition Dec.
1 in 1928 86 per cent, in 1927 93 per
cent. Total: Acreage 1928 2,725,000;
1927 2,872,000; Condition, 1928 78 per
cent, 1927 95 per cent
While both Oregon and Idaho
show an increase over last year, the
decreased seeding in Washington
reduces the total Pacific Northwest
acreage to 98 per cent of last year,
and the 10 year average of 93 per
For the United States, an area of
43,228,000 acres of winter wheat
sown this fall is estimated by the
crop reporting board of the United
States department of agriculture.
This sown area is 8.6 per cent less
than the 47,465,000 acres (revised).
The abandonment in 1928 was 23.5
per cent of the acreage sown to win
ter wheat; in 1927, 13 per cent, and
the average for the five years, 1923
1928, was 11.8 per cent
condition oi winter wheat on
December 1, 1928, was 84.4 per cent
compared with 86.0 and 81.8 on De
cember 1, 1927 and 1926 respective
ly, and the 10-year average of 84.6
MORROW GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Mr. and Mrs. Gay Anderson and
daughter June, who have been ill
with influenza, are now able to be
Ellis Thomson was confined to
bed for a day or two with ptomaine
poisoning, while at home on his
Elmer Hake, who was injured In
an automobile wreck a week ago,
has returned to his home from the
hospital, well on the road to recov
Harold Cohn and young son Phil
ip, who have been ill with influenza,
are up and around again, fully re
Mrs. H. C. Johnson is confined to
her home with a slight attack of
Lou Bisbee is at home with
light attack of influenza.
Sam Turner is recovering from
an attack" of influenza that kept
him in bed for a few days.
The young son of Mr. and Mrs
Harry Turner ia confined at the
hospital with influenza.
Mrs. Delbert Bellenbrock of Mon
ument was 111 with influenza the
Donald Campbell, young son of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Campbell of So
cial Ridge, has returned home after
an attack of flu-pneumonia. His
parents have just recovered from
Mrs. Chas. Baslow and young
daughter are ill with the influenza,
but are on the road to recovery.
Claude White of Lexington has
been ill the past week with influ
Wm. Crump of lone underwent a
minor operation Monday on his
Miss Elizabeth Mahoney of Port
land, sister of W. P. Mahoney, Is
ill with influenza. Miss Vera Ma
honey and Mrs. Kathleen Mather,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Mahoney, have just recovered from
Mrs. Spencer Crawford and the
boys, John, Hugh and Calvin, are
confined to bed with influenza.
Ralph Scott of Blackhorse was
ill with influenza during the past
week but is now quite well recov
ered. 4 II HARMONY.
The Irrigon club band, organized
and directed by R. J. Maaske, su
perintendent of the Irrigon public
school, is believed to be the only
one In the United States made up
exclusively of club members, and
its appearance in uniform at the
1928 Oregon State fair created a
great deal of interest not only in
the community band contest which
It entered, but at 4 H club head
quarters as well. It has 21 mem
bers, boys and girls who are fourth
to eleventh grade pupils, and when
it is "on tour" school at Irrigon,
which has 49 pupils, might just as
well declare a holiday and let the
other half go fishing or somewhere,
So far, 4-H club members are not
organized into cornet clubs, banjo
clubs and the like, but it is a safe
guess that where they toot the horn
or strum the strings, they toot and
strum better because they have the
doing-things spirit which club work
engenders. They "make better
tooting better" to revise slightly the
club siog in.
TELEPHONE COMPANY MEETS.
The annual meeting of the Eight
Mile Telephone company was held
on Friday, December 28, and officers
were elected for the coming year.
Other business transacted was the
discontinuance of two switches on
the line. Rock Creek and Liberty
Lawrence Redding was chosen sec
retary-treasurer, and matters
business and correspondence per
tainlng to the business of the com
pany mav be directed to him at
Amount for State Same
While County Makes
Tax levies for 1928, just released
from the county assessor's office
show a slight increase over 1927.
While the total levy for county and
state purposes is Increased but
eight-tenths of a mill, property ow
ners of Heppner will have an addi
tional 1.7 mill to pay on account of
an increase of .6 mill in the city
levy and .9 mill in School District
No. 1 levy. The increase in levy
for county purposes Is .5 mill for
rodent bounty and .3 mill for the
bond interest and sinking funds.
An increase in millage for all cit
ies is shown. Heppner's levy is
13.4 mills for 1928, 12.8 for 1927;
Lexington 20 for 1928 against 17.7
for 1927; lone 19.3 against 13.5, and
Boardman 28.6 against 27.2. School
districts showing an increase over
the previous year are districts 1, 3,
4, 10, 12, 18, 19, 31, 35, 38, 41, and 53,
while the majority of the remain
der show decreases.
Following are the millage taxes
for 1928, and purposes for which
levied, as they will appear on the
1928 tax receipts:
State and County
Bond Sinking Fund
Bond Interest Fund
High School Tuition
Union High School No. 1
Special Road District No.
Union High School district is com
prised of Nos. 19, 40 and 51.
Fire patrol and irrigation taxes
are not levied by county court.
OPEN SEASON ON CUR DOGS.
Nobody loves a sheep-killing dog
that is nobody in the livestock
business. And he's the legitimate
prey of any sheep owner who
Under the laws of Oregon, any
sheep owner who finds a dog kill
ing, harassing or chasing domestic
animals on his place, or who has
evidence to prove that a dog has
been killing or chasing them, may
kill it on the spot or pursue and
kill it Also, he may put out poison
on his premises between sunrise
and sunset, provided it is placed on
land enclosed by fences and posted
by signs, which may be obtained
from the county agent Oregon
All Saints Episcopal Church.
Holy Communion at 7:30 a. m.
Celebration of the Lord's supper
and sermon at 11. Sunday school
at 9:45 a. m. Please make it a
point to try to be there on time.
"Whoso keepeth the law is a wise
son; but he that is a companion of
riotous men shameth his father."
REV. STANLEY MOORE.
Missionary in Charge.
Regular meeting of Heppner
Lodge No. 69 will be held Saturday
evening, January 5. Work in the
M. M. degree. A full attendance of
members is requested.
L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary.
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS.
The regular meeting of Rawlins
Relief Corps No. 23 will be held In
Legion hall on Wednesday, January
- 1 9 at 2:30 p. m. Installation of offi
cers will be tne special program.
A full attendance Is desired. Pres
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