Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, April 04, 1929, Image 1

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Subscription $2.00 a Year
Volume 46, Number 3.
Cost to City $55,000; New
Bridge Ordered on
Cannon Street.
A preliminary report of the sur
vey and estimated cost of a sewer
age disposal system for the city,
and methods of procedure were pre
sented to the city council at an ad
journed meeting Tuesday morning,
by L. R. Stockman, engineer in
charge. The approximate total cost
for a system serving some 625 lots
60x150 feet, was given as $55,000.
The report was placed on file by
the council.
An Instruction by J. J. Nys, city
attorney, read by Mr. Stockman,
stated that the city, under its char
ter, may proceed under the Ban
croft bonding act This act provides
for the establishment of a district
in which the improvement is to be
made, giving ten years In which to
pay assessment in annual instal
ments, and provides for the Issu
ance of general obligation bonds to
cover the cost of making such Im
provement. According to the present rate of
interest on bonds issued under the
Bancroft act, Mr. Stockman declar
ed the interest rate should not ex
ceed 6 per cent, thus making the
total assessment per lot, estimated
on a cash basis at approximately
$87, approximately $133 if paid un
der the Bancroft act The instruc
tion, containing the high lights of
the method of procedure that may
be followed by the council, follows:
"1. Whenever the Council shall
deem it expedient to construct any
sewer, it shall require the City En
gineer, or any engineer it may em
ploy to furnish plans, specifications
and estimates.
"2. If the Council shall find such
plans, specifications and estimates
satisfactory, it shall approve the
same, and determine the boundaries
of the district benefitted and to be'
"3. The Council shall then by reso
lution declare its intention to con
struct such improvement, describ
ing the same and the location there
of, including the Engineer's esti
mates of the probable cost and de
fining the boundaries of the assess
ed district.
"4. The resolution shall be pub
lished In a local newspaper for at
least two weeks, and also notices of
such Improvement posted along the
line of the contemplated improve
ment. "5. Within twenty days after the
first publication of the resolution,
the owner or owners of any prop
erty to be assessed may file a re
monstrance against the proposed
Improvement Upon the hearing the
Council may order the improvement
or may discontinue the same.
"6. Within three months from the
first publication of the resolution,
the Council shall provide by ordin
ance for such improvement, which
ordinance shall conform to the pro
visions of the resolution, and shall
order such Improvement. Within
twenty days any property owner to
be assessed, may file application
with the Recorder to come under
the Bancroft Bonding Act to Py
the assessment In ten annual instal
ments, In case the assessment Is $25
or over."
Mr, Stockman quoted the state
law prohibiting the dumping of raw
sewerage into streams, which makes
necessary the construction of the
sewerage disposal plant, In install
ing the system. The estimated cost
of the plant, approximately $26,000,
is the largest Item of construction.
The plant, a diagram of which
was shown the council, will dispose
of the sewerage for 1500 population,
thus caring for a natural increase In
population for a long term of years,
Heppner's present population being
given at 1300. Refuse from the
plant, according to findings of the
state board of health, Is 95 per cent
purified, thus being perfectly safe
when it leaves the plant
Mr. Stockman's bill of $125 for
making the survey and preparing
the report was allowed by the coun
cil, and Mr. Stockman departed Tu
esday afternoon for his home at
Council convened for Its regular
meeting Monday evening, adjourn
ing until Tuesday morning that
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Will Repair Telephone
Lines in Forest Area
Beginning Immediately, George
Clark, local forest ranger, assisted
by O. G. Rollins, who arrived on
Tuesday from LaGrande, work of
repairing and placing the telephone
lines on the west end of the Uma
tilla forest will go ahead. Mr. Clark
states that the line up Willow creek
will be the first to receive attention,
These two rangers will be joined
the coming week by Ranger E. A.
Hlnton of Ukiah, and It is the pur-
nose of the force to proceed until
the lines have all been put In good
Mr. Clark, who has been spending
several days In his territory, report;
that there Is still a lot of snow In
the timber, and It has been going
off slowly. The prospects for good
range this coming season are good,
and the water supply Will be ade-
The fourth annual Morrow county
all-school declamatory contest is
slated for Saturday, April 13, in
the Heppner public school auditor
ium, with the grade section to be
run off beginning at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, and the high school
section beginning at 7:30 in the eve
Entertainment features, Including
the appearance of the Irrigon club
band, are planned to make this
year's contest more attractive than
ever, declared James M. Burgess,
local superintendent of schools and
president of the declamatory league.
A supper served between the two
contests will also probably be a
The county all-Bchool declamatory
contest, started four years ago, has
grown to such proptortiona, Mr.
Burgess declares, that it now ranks
as one of the largest of its kind in
the state. Interest has grown to
such an extent that a large major-
ty of the schools of the county are
represented, all hotly competing for
honors. Prizes this year will again
consist of medals similar to those
given last year, a silver medal for
first places and a bronze medal for
second places in each division.
Both the grade and high school
contests are divided into three div
isions, dramatic, oratorical and hu
morous. Contestants are graded
not only on adherence to the ver
batim rendition of the piece select
ed, but on stage presence and de
livery as well. Those who have
attended the contest in year's past
know the fine qualities that have
been shown by pupils in this work.
Winners In the local contest go
to Pendleton, probably the next
week, to compete In the inter-coun
ty contest with the winners in Uma
tilla county. The Morrow-Umatilla
contest was held last year at Hepp
ner. The arrangement for holding
it interchanges it between Heppner
and Pendleton every other year.
Judges for the local contest are
being selected by Lucy E. Rodgers,
county school superintendent, and
will not be announced prior to the
contest. However, It is stated that
the judges will be appointed from
districts far enough removed to as
sure their absolute impartiality.
County Teachers Meet at
Boardman for Institute
(Boardman Correspondent)
The teachers of Morrow county
journeyed to Boardman on Friday
for an all day session of institute.
The morning session opened at 10
m. G. W. Crites, assistant state
school superintendent was the prin-
ipal speaker taking "The Chang
ing Schoolroom" as his topic. A
reading by Mrs. Johnston of Lex
ington, a vocal solo by Miss Ede of
Heppner and the second appear
ance of Mrs. Marschat's Rhythmn
orchestra comprised the morning
session. At noon the P. T. A. serv
ed a chicken dinner. The tables
were beautifully decorated with daf
fodils. Superintendent Marschat
acted as toastmaster with responses
by various teachers. Some peppy
songs were sung and a social hour
enjoyed. The Irrglon Club band
gave a concert in the afternoon.
This was followed by departmental
conferences. A school playlet "King
Lazy Bone" was given by some
Boardman youngsters. Miss Mar
garet Gillis, R. N., gave a talk about
the county nurse. The rest of the
meeting was taken up with reports
and business.
In the elementary conference,
planned by Mrs. Rodgers, county
superintendent, Mrs. Marschat gave
a Palmer demonstration with some
of her little people. Superintendent
Burgess of Heppner spoke on spell
ing methods and Mr. Beighle dis
cussed a county field day. An O. S.
T. A. report was read by Lillian C.
Turner. In the high school de
partment Supt. R. J. Maaske spoke
on "Music in the High School," and
Mr. Crites on "Educational Legis
lation In Oregon." The various ex
hibits were well worthy of mention
and showed some excellent work in
the various Morrow county schools.
The Patron-Teachers association
will meet in regular session Tues
day afternoon, April 9, at 3 o'clock
In the high school auditorium. An
interesting program Is being pre
pared, which will include selections
from the operetta shortly to be
given by the high school, one or
more recitations by pupils prepar
ing for the declamatory contest and
a talk on "The Desirability and
Practicability of Manual Training
In the Schools," by Mrs. Lucy E,
Rodgers, county school superinten
Dues which are being solicited
now are for the full ensuing year
till March, 1930. Since no solicita
tion was made for 1928, the treas
ury is practically empty and It Is
hoped that as many as possibly can
will pay their dues now so that we
may have funds with which
work. The President.
Al Troedson, Morgan wheatraiser,
spent a few hours In this city on
Wednesday, while looking after bus
iness matters.
Nothing in Situation at
Washington to Alarm
Sheep Men..
The effect of possible tariff
changes upon present wool prices
is frequently referred to in current
reports from the wool markets at
Boston and Philadelphia, states a
bulletin sent out by National Wool
growers' association, under date of
March 29.
It should be understood by grow
ers that there is no tariff change
now In prospect or under discussion
at Washington that would cause
lower wool prices. During the hear
ings held last month by the Ways
and Means committee of the house,
the officers of the National Wool
growers' association presented data
to justify their recommendation
that the present duty of 31 cents
per pound of clean content should
be raised to 36 cents. This data in
cluded figures upon nearly two mil
lion sheep owned In six states and
showing a wool production cost of
40 cents per pound in the grease.
Comparison with official reports of
wool production costs in countries
exporting to the United States fully
justified the proposed rate.
The representatives of the wool
growers who appeared in the con
gressional hearings did not oppose
the recommendation of wool manu
facturers for a rate of 24 cents, in
stead of 36 cents, upon wools of the
common and braid grades which
constitute less than one per cent of
the United States clip. This class
of wool is principally used in the
manufacture of linings and is in
danger of being displaced by veg
etable fibers. It cannot be used in
cloth making as a substitute for the
lower grades of the finer wools
grown in the United States. As a
result of a court decision in respect
to the language of the present law
considerable quantities of low grade
wools are now being imported at a
rate of 24 ceiXs and without duty
when used for carpets. Under the
terms of the growers' proposals
these wools would be required to
pay a duty regardless of how they
are to be used.
The latest reports from the Bos
ton wool market refer to uncertain
ty in the trade as to how values
would be effected if congress should
establish duty rates upon rags and
wastes as requested by the wool
growers. The only effect which
these proposed rates could have
would be that of strengthening wool
values. In his testimony before the
Ways and Means committee at
Washington on February 6, Presi
dent F. J. Hagenbarth of the Na
tional Woolgrowers association ar
gued that the plan and purpose of
the protective tariff upon wool was,
to a considerable degree, being de
feated by the large imports of wool
en rags and of wool factory wastes,
amounting in 1928 to the equivalent
of 80 million pounds of grease wool.
These imports have resulted from
the present unreasonably low duW
les upon such articles. Woolen rags
are being imported in large quan
tities from Europe under a tariff
rate of 7 1-2 cents per pound. This
rate, Mr. Hagenbarth told the com
mittee, was wholly unjustifiable and
should be raised to 36 cents, since
a pound of woolen rags represents
the equivalent of more than a
pound of scoured wool. Rags, was
tes, and other types of re-worked
wool have been used in the effort
to turn out cheaper cloth. Consum
ers do not know the origin of the
material in such fabrics and seldom
are able to recognize it until it is
too late, the poor wearing qualities
of cloth having a large proportion
of such material.
Womans Club to Meet
Satuday at Parish House
Members of the Heppner Wo
mans club will be Indebted to mem
bers and friends in Lexington for
most of the numbers on the pro
gram to be given this month. The
study topic for this meeting, which
will be held at the parish house in
Heppner at 2:15 p. m., Saturday
April 6, will be the part mission
aries and missions played in the
early history of Oregon. An espe
cially Interesting meeting is prom
ised and all women, whether or not
they happen to belong to the club,
are cordially Invited to attend the
meeting. Those who have read
Honore Wlllsie Morrows recent
book, "We Must March," will espe
cially enjoy the informal discussion
of It. The program is:
Instrumental solo by Miss Fal
coner, music supervisor at Lexing
Paper, "The Missions of Oregon,'
Mrs. Fred Lucas of Lexington.
Reading, Mrs. Melvln Johnston of
Discussion of "We Must March,'
led by Mrs. Glen Jones.
Many students have Improved
their grades after having properly
fitted glasses to relieve eyestrain,
The last few weeks of school are
the hardest, so be sure your child'!
eyes are free from strain. Dr. Tyler,
eyesight speciaist, will be at Peter
son's store, Heppner, Sundny-Mon
day, Apll 7-8. Correct glasses guar
anteed If needed. Adv.
The date of Monday's meeting
of the Heppner Luncheon club
was Impressed firmly on the
minds of those present at Mrs.
Huston's Cottage Inn, In a man
ner causing a deal of merriment
Just who the practical jokester
might be was not revealed, though
considerable suspicion was reflect
ed on C. L. Sweek as having been
in league with Mrs. Huston, re
sulting in some unexpectedly
strong beverages being served at
the luncheon. One Imbiber of the
coffee broke the rules of etiquette
by bolting suddenly out the front
door, and thoughtlessly gave the
joke away before many of the
fellows were "stung."
Another, who ordered milk, be
came suspicious of it and had the
waitress refill his glass. Forget
ting the episode for a moment he
became interested in the conver
sation and upon again desiring a
drink, tilted his glass for a big
draught, and immediately made
the same social blunder as the
aforementioned bolter.
Mr. Sweek, himself, being sus
picious of the sugar bowl, prefer
red his coffee black, but declared
it too bitter to suit his taste. Mrs.
Huston was chastised by having
the money for the dinner hid,
though her relenting guests tele
phoned her Its location shortly af
ter their departure.
Easter Cantata Greeted
by Large Audience
The presentation of the Easter
cantate, "The Resurrection Song,"
at the Methodist church on Sunday
evening was the occasion which
brought together a large audience
which listened in rapt attention to
the chorus, solo and duet work of
the singers who had been trained to
perfection under the leadership of
Miss Kate F. Ede, director of music
in the Heppner schools.
The presentation was by the com
bined choirs of the Methodist
Christian and Episcopal churches,
and the work of preparation had
been carried on for some three
weeks, and it was Indeed a real
treat to all those who attended. It
was noted that quite a large num
ber of people came in from the
outside and the church building was
filled to capacity.
Miss Ede as director and Mrs.
Milton W. Bower as pianist deserve
much praise for y .excellence of
their work. At all times the sing
ers were under perfect control and
responded to the directing in a
splendid manner, while the work
of the soloists showed how well
they had prepared their parts. Solo
ists were Milton W. Bower, bass,
Dean T. Goodman, baritone, Miss
Margaret Notson, alto, and Mrs.
Raymond Ferguson, soprano. The
cantata is beautiful and appropriate
to the occasion, and we are sure
that none regretted having been
present on Sunday evening to listen
to the fine rendition by the home
Heppner Defeats Three
Teams With Score of 73
Only one straight string of 25
was available from the list of scores
from the first trip up at the local
traps Sunday, and Heppner had to
be content with a 73 team score,
which nevertheless, was sufficient
to defeat the three opponents ,in
the Oregonian state telegraphic
trapshooting tournament for the
day, The Dalles, Klamath and Sa
lem, all of whom turned in a 72.
Lester Doolittle broke Into the team
ranks for the first time this season
by going straight. Dr. A. D. Mc
Murdo and Glen Hayes, the other
team members, broke 24 each.
Next Sunday Heppner shoots with
Birch Creek, Monitor and Baker.
L. Van Marter, leading for the
Latourell trophy being offered to
the local high gun during the tour
nament, broke 94 out of a hundred
Sunday. He now has a fairly secure
lead, barring accidents. The local
club is practically ussured of mak
ing the ten high teams to compete
in the tournament shoot-off match
with only three weeks of competi
tion left
Joe Brosnan, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Brosnan of Lena, was quite
severely hurt Wednesday forenoon
by being thrown from his horse
while riding on the range horse
back. The animal he was riding
was perfectly gentle, but it evident-
lv stumbled and fell and the boy
struck on his head, being rendered
unconscious, in which condition he
must have laid for a' couple of
hours. When he came to he was
able to get to the sheep camp where
he was assisted home. Dr. John
ston being called, the boy was brot
to Morrow General hospital where
ho is now recovering all right, all
danger of brain concussion having
passed. No bones were broken,
Paul Hisler, who has been confin
ed for some time, undergoing opera
tions for removal of tonsils and
appendix, has recovered sufficiently
to be obovit. onee more and Is fast
regaining his strength. Paul was
being looked to to fill the position
of shortstop on the Heppner base
ball team this season, but owing to
his Infirmary may not be able to
play this season. His many friends
- are glod to see him progressing so
Pioneer Reunion Features
Again With Date Set
for the 10th.
Heppner's free Chautauqua for
1929 will start June 8, according to
announcement made following a
meeting of directors of the associa
tion Tuesday evening. The Pioneer
Reunion will be a feature again this
year with the date tentatively set
for Monday, June 10.
The directors were pleased to be
able to obtain such an early date,
feeling that it will be more satis
factory especially to the farming
community. In previous years the
date at times has come so late as to
conflict with harvesting operations.
Another welcome feature this year
is the assurance of a larger tent, in
fact one of the very largest that
the Chautauqua people put out
which will mean that the crowd
will be taken care of more comfort
ably than last year.
No lineup on the talent has yet
been given out but it is expected
this will be available within a few
weeks. It has been assured, how
ever, that a program of high caliber
can be anticipated.
Business before the director's
meeting included the election of of
ficers, which was taken care of by
manitaining the present men in of
fice, F. R. Brown, president; J. W.
Hiatt secretary, and Gay M. Ander
son, treasurer. President Brown
has appointed as a committee to
arrange details of the pioneers' re
union, S. E. Notson, Grant McCarty,
and R. W. Turner, of Heppner; E.
J. Bristow, of lone, and Fred Kuntz,
of Lexington.
The free Chautauqua idea was in
stituted In Heppner last year and
was so favorably received that
more than enough money was sub
scribed last year to assure putting
it on again this year. The commit
tee plans to send notices in the near
future to all those who subscribed.
That the pioneer's reunion was a
welcome and popular feature last
year was evidenced by the large
number whose names appeared on
the roster, and by the smiles of the
old-timers wherever they were seen
together. The reunion can be ex
pected to be enlarged and improved
upon this year, since it was an inno
vation last year and there were
bound to be some rough spots in the
Anyway, Heppner is planning to
hold a homecoming for all Morrow
county pioneers, whether they be
now residing in the county or have
moved away, if they can possibly
come. Fix the date June 10, and
plan to be in Heppner on that day
sure, and for all the Chautauqua as
well, if you can conveniently do so.
Talking Pictures Coming
To Star Next Saturday
The miracle of the age! That is
the way talking and singing motion
pictures have been described thru-
out the country. And now, through
the energies of Manager Sigsbee of
the Star theater a scries of talking
and singing acts will be presented
to Heppner people on Saturday.
The Paratone Talking Pictures cor
poration have been signed to bring
a portable set to town, and install it
in the Star theater. Then it will be
up to picture patrons to decide, by
their attendance and comments,
whether they will want "talkies"
permanently or not If they should
favor this latest advancement of
science, the theater will install a
Paratone equipment
The Paratone equipment is prob
ably the newest and most perfected
of synchronized sets, bringing a per
fect tonal quality and marvelous re
production of voice to the otherwise
silent drama. Many of the favorite
stage and screen stars, vaudeville
headliners and revue leaders have
been signed by Paratone and are at
present making singing and talking
pictures in their big studio at Uni
versal City, California.
Turkey meetings at lone and
Boardman last week were a pro
nounced success, declares Chas. W,
Smith, county agent. McKinley
Huntington, president of the Doug
las County Turkey Growers associa
tion from Roseburg, addressed the
meetings, and showed himself qual-
flied through his years of exper
ience in the turkey business to dis
cuss all phases. Success in turkey
raising depends largely on looking
to what might seem minor details
says Mr. Smith, and these were
stressed bv Mr. Huntington. A
good turn-out was present at both
meetings. Growers of the Board
man section are very largely sign
ed up with the Idaho Turkey Grow
ers Marketing association again
this year.
You will not be fooled if you at
tend the meeting Monday evening,
though the entertainment commit
tee may have something of an April
Fool's nature In store for you. A
large class will be initiated to add
to the interest of the meeting.
The office of county school super-
Intendent will be closed Saturday,
April 6.-Lucy E. Rodgers, Supt
Players on the Heppner baseball
team will appear in brand spanking
new uniforms when they meet lone
on Rodeo field Sunday in the open
ing game of the Wheatland league
season. The familiar blue trimmed
in white has been replaced by grey
with blue stripes, with "Heppner"
standing out In deep red and blue
on the shirt fronts.
Thus attired the boys should make
a good appearance in at least one
way, though cold weather has pre
vented them from getting their eyes
and arms in as good trim as might
be expected.
"Ducky" Drake, Portland pitcher
who has been with the team for the
past two years, put in his appear
ance yesterday at the local camp
and will do the heaving in the lone
game. "Ducky's" ability need not
be cited as he is too well known to
local fans. Suffice it to say, his
pitching and hitting combined have
been responsible for a large part
of Heppner's success while he has
been with the team. He will be re
ceived by his old running-mate,
Clair La Mear.
A little disheartening to the team
has been the announcement that
Gay Anderson, veteran, has with
drawn from the lists, Gay deciding
that he has served his time. Mana
ger Ferguson has not announced
the full line-up, there being some
question as to some of the positions.
However, it is quite certain that L.
Van Marter will be found at his old
stand at second, Carl Cason at third
and "Mitch" Thorn and Guy Cason
in the field. "Buster" Gentry, of
Lexington, has declared his inten
tion of playing with the locals and
may be found either at short or
first "Bub" Bleakman, Lowell Tur
ner, Crocket Sprouls, Vaughn Hiatt
"Slim" Edwards are other boys who
have been warming up with the
team and may be found in the open
ing line-up Sunday.
The game will start promptly at
Grange Meets Saturday
April 6th, at Boardman
-Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at Boardman on Satur
day, April 6th, as guests of the
Greenfield Grange.
The following program will be
given in the afternoon and the pub
lic is invited.
J. D. Mickle of Portland, Dairy
and Food Commissioner of Oregon
the speaker of the day, is a very
fluent orator and recently returned
from a trip to Europe and Asia.
His message will no doube prove
very interesting as well as of much
value. Many have heard the Irrigon
Club band, trained by Superinten
dent Maaske, which has gained
much renown throughout the state,
having played at several Pomona
Grange meetings, the State Fair at
Salem, as well as for many enter
tainments in their own community.
The other numbers on the program
are more or less of the entertain
ment type. Visiting grangers will
please bring pastry and fruit salads
for the banquets served at noon and
in the evening.
The program:
Music, Group Number
Irrigon Club Band
Song, "Star Spangled Banner"
Grange with band accompaniment
Reading .... George Wilkins, Willows
Duet "Whispering Hope"
Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Lundell
Music Irrigon Club Band
Address J. D. Mickle
Dairy and Food Commissioner
Reading, Mildred Morgan, Willows
Singing Famous Peck Family
Seniors to Present Play
For Alpine Farm Bureau
Featuring the Alpine Farm Bu
reau meeting Saturday evening will
be a one-act play by the senior class
of Heppner High school. Slated for
talks are Dr. J. P. Conder and C,
W. Smith, county agent, of Heppner.
The live program announced for the
occasion follows:
Annual election of officers and other
Achievements of the Eastern Ore
gon Wheat League, Charles W.
Smith, County Agent.
Announcements, resolutions and in
troductions, Dr. Conder.
Song, Dan Lindsay.
Reading, Miss Irene Riechel.
One Act Ploy, "A Bunch of Roses,"
Senior Class of Heppner High
School. Scene: Pctlove Court,
Pass Christian. Cast: Mr. Pet
love, Clair Cox; Mrs. Peter Pet-
love, Margaret Notson; Miss Hll
da Graves, Patricia Mahoney;
Mr. Molvina Peikington, Dorothy
Hcrren; Mr. Herbert Mason, Ter-
rel Benge; Higgs, Vivian Cason;
Hopson, Paul Jones.
Miss Velton Owens will entertain
with a reading, 'Aunt Cornelia
Visits the Sick," between the
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. French were
here from their home at Gurdane
on Wednesday. Lambing is on at
the French ranch, but the weather
conditions are none too good,
being cold and stormy up that way.
Choral, Orchestra Music
of High Type; Variety
Adds Spice.
A near-capacity audience, of more
than 500 people, at the Heppner
public school auditorium Monday
evening to greet the Whitman All
College Glee club from Whitman
college, Walla Walla, evoked a deal
of praise from the club manage
ment Not only were they pleased
at the size of the audience, but were
enthusiastic in their praise of the
fine behaviour toward and attention
given the student musicians. A high
compliment was also paid the build
ing in which the concert was given,
it far exceeding their expectations
for a town the size of Heppner.
In turn, the fine reception given
the concert can truly be said to
have been but the natural result of
such an excellent entertainment.
The two hours and fifteen minutes
captivated the audience so complete
ly that it passed all too quickly.
In the club ensemble, the har
mony seemed so nearly perfect the
effect was such that Howard E.
Pratt the director, appeared to be
playing upon the voices much as a
master violinist brings forth per
fect tones from his instrument,
with the least change of the baton
bringing a noticeable response from
the singers. "Greeting Song," by
Wooler, "The Open Road," Stickles;
Ah, 'Tis You," Scott, and "In the
Merry Month of May," Gaines, were
included in the opening group by
the ensemble. Catherine Hoxsey
played the difficult "La Ronde des
Lutins," by Bazzini, in a pleasing
manner, followed by "Song at Sun
rise," Manney, a beautiful incident
al duet by Sarah Somerville and
Edwin Beach, wtih the first part of
the pogram being rounded out by
a second group by the ensemble,
'Would God I Were the Tender Ap
ple Blossom" (Irish air) arranged
by Fisher; "Water Million Time,"
Condlyn, and "Seraphic Song" (cho
ral paraphrase by Gaines), Rubin
stein, with incidental contralto solo
by Vaughn Haskins and violin ob-
ligatto by Miss Hoxsey.
Part two was partly given over
to the orchestra, directed in a capa
ble manner by Miss Hoxsey, acting
director in the absence of Mrs. Es
ther Sundquist Bowers, who was un
able to acompany the group due to
recent illness. "Orpheus in der
Unterwelt," an overture by Offen
bach, was the first offering, with
a group of three numbers following
soprano solo, "Walta Song of
Love," Moszkowski, by Mary Cath
erine Breck. "Serenade," Drdla;
Menuetto All'antico," Karganoff,
and "Serenade Espagnole," Bizet
composed the group.
A feature of the second part
lighter in nature, was of the ballet
type, depicting through Interpreta
tive dances leading college activi
ties, football, basketball, baseball
and tennis. Dances were given by
Helen Meyers, Marion LeFevre and
Robert Garrett to the accompani
ment of Whitman songs. The
dances were thoroughly original
and captivating by the manner pre
sented. The second part ended with
singing of the Whitman Hymn, by
Part three opened with "Strolling
Through Melody Lane With the
Varsity Quartettes," in which a
boys' and a girls' quartette exchang
ed in singing a group of songs in
cluding "Invictus" Huhn; "Spring
time," Donizetti; "The Bill of Fare,"
Zollner, and "Carmena Waltz Song,"
Wilson. The quartettes were well
selected and with the fine choice of
numbers made a very favorable im
A unique finale was effected thru
libretto from the Chicago Record,
an act of up-to-date grand opera,
with music arranged by Frank J.
Smith. Something of a parody In
nature, the act contained familiar
strains from leading operas, at the
same time being humorous. Tak
ing a lead part in the opera was
Edwin Beach, of Lexington, whose
fine tenor voice was well suited to
the part. As most operas have their
ballets; so was introduced a ballet,
Russian in motif, which rounded
out the operatic effect quite com
pletely. Dancers were the same who
presented the interpretative skits
of the activities.
The entire personnel of the Whit
man organization totaled 34 people.
Congressman Butler in
The Dalles for Recess
Congressman R. R. Butler arrived
in The Dalles on Sunday morning,
and will remain here until about
the tenth 'of April, when he leaves
to attend the special session of con
gress, to convene April 15th. The
past few months in Washington
nave been busy ones for the newly
elected member from tho Second
Oregon district, and he is enjoying
to the limit the change from Wash
ington to his home district.
Congressman Butler left for Port
land yesterday for a brief visit, and
will make a stop at Vale on his
way back to attend to some busi
ness connected with the project at
that place. A number of people
from all over Eastern Oregon have
been In touch with him during the
short time he has been in the city.
The Dalles Optimist