HWorica Society. Volume 46, Number 16. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 4, 1929 Subscription $2.00 a Year SET TO POOL Sunday Evening Shut-Off Ordered and Legion Deputized. There will be no more Irrigating on Sunday evenings, according to action of the city council Monday evening, and the city officers will have plenty of help to see that the order is enforced. The entire mem bership Of the local nn.lt AmoHfon Legion was empowered with auth ority to make arrests of any vio lators round. This action was tak en to provide water for the Legion swimming pool, which must be re filled and cleaned once a week hv regulation of the state board of neaitn. as the local post member ship totals 65, there should be little trouble in enforcing the order, ac cording to an opinion expressed at the meeting. It Is believed by W. E. Pruyn, water superintendent, that if the people comply with the order of the council, that enough water should be available Sunday nights to fill the tank without endangering the reserve supply for domestic use and fire purposes. The council believed that little inconvenience to residents will result from the order, and knowing the sentiment favoring the use of the pool, were certain that everyone would willingly comply with the request The city fathers let it be known that they were aware of some peo ple abusing their irrigation privil eges, and for this reason ordered the publishing of the city ordinance in regard to Irrigation, enforcement of which will be more stringent in the future. A majority of the coun cil expressed themselves in favor of metering the city water supply as the only real solution to the prob lem. Reading of the treasurer's semi annual report showed the city fin ances to be in a rather depleted con dition at the present time, though all indebtedness is being satisfac torily cared for, with bond redemp tion and Interest payments kept up. In regard to an adequate Are fighting organization for the city, several councilmen at the request of Mayor McCarty consented to do what they could in the way of start ing same, It being stated by Chief of Police Devin that at the present time there is not so much as a pen cil scratch to show that any such organization exists. From opinions expressed It la probable that the council would favor paying firemen for their services. Bert Mason and W. W. Head, rep . resenting the lone city government, were present at the meeting in the Interest of securing uniform pro hibition and traffic ordinances for lone, Heppner and neighboring towns. This matter was considered and may be gone into further at a later date. ALPINE Mr. and Mrs. Dan Llndsey and children motored to Pendleton on Monday. Mrs. Llndsey is having some dental work done. On Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Irl Clary and children, Grover Sibley and Mrs. George Lamblrth accom panied Wlllard Hawley to Heppner. Mrs. Mike Sepanek and daughter Bertha were Hermiston visitors on Wednesday morning. Miss Gertrude Tichenor motored to Hermiston on Wednesday after noon and attended the Silver Tea given by the ladies of Hermiston in honor of Mrs. M. Norton, who left Hermiston on Sunday following for Missouri where she will visit for a year at least with her two children. Ruth Ann accompanied her and will make her home with her moth er in the future. The Misses Bernice and Bertha Sepanek and Ruth Bennett were Heppner visitors Wednesday after noon. Mrs. C. Melville and daughter Margaret accompanied by Miss Gertrude Tichenor were Heppner visitors on Thursday afternoon. The Misses Celatha and Doris Lamblrth accompanied by their bro ther Lester motored to Hermiston Thursday morning. Wlllard Hawley and Grover Sib ley were Pendleton visitors Thurs day morning. Mrs. Sam Ritchie and son Olln and daughter Hazel were Heppner shoppers on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. M. Norton of Hermiston re turned to her home there on Mon day following a few days visit with relatives here before leaving for her home in Missouri where she will visit for a year. Mrs. Shirley Straight and her two nieces from Spokane also Elna Pearson were guests Tuesday eve ning at West Camp. They motored out from Echo where they are vis iting Mrs. Straight's sister and brother-in-law" Mr, and Mrs. E. P. Pearson. C. Melville was a business visitor In Heppner on Tuesday afternoon. Harvest season In Sand Hollow Is going pretty lively now. J. C. Thompson has his rye all In. B. P. Doherty is busy in his rye. Q. L. Bennett has his rye all In. Nell Melville is working In his, also. Charles Melville has his all In and is about ready to got hia barley crop worked on. J. C. Thompson has been suffering (Continued on Page Eight.) T Fire Epidemic Keeps lone Residents Busy MRS. JENNIE McMURRAY, Corres pondent lone has been having a series of fires beginning at 5:30 Monday af ternoon when Mrs. J. P. O'Meara returned from her shopping to And a small fire in her barn. It proved to be a stubborn little blaze and she and Mr. O'Meara had several bouts with It before they were sure It was extinguished and It was safe for them to retire. At 11:30 Monday night the fire bell rang calling the fire fighters to a larger and more disastrous fire. This was a building in the south part of town on the property owned by W. E. Ahalt It was a good sized frame building used by Mr. Ahalt to house his pumping plant, vod, tools, etc., and was a complete loss. It is reported there was no insurance. Mr. Ahalt estimates his loss at about $700. At 3:15 Tuesday morning the fire here broke out afresh, but was extin guished by those living near with out putting in an alarm. Shortly before four o clock the fire bell again sounded. John Bryson's barn was on fire and in a short time was burned to the ground. The building was not of much value, having been built 31 years ago by Mrs. Bryson's father, Mr. Wood. The frame was of logs that Mr. Wood had brought himself from the moun tains. While this fire was burning another fire started up in the O'Meara barn, but was put out without much trouble. At 8:30 the alarm again sounded. This proved to be a small fire at the barn on Third street owned by M. R. Mor gan. It is not known how the first two fires got started, but the three following (Ires were caused by flying sparks from the Ahalt and Bryson fires. A. E. Feller and wife and Ed Jackson and wife drove Into town Tuesday morning just in time to spread the alarm that Mr. Bryson's barn was on fire. Mrs. Jackson was returning from an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Law- son of Newberg. The rest of the party drove down last Sunday. They made the trip by truck and Mr. Feller brought home a diminutive Shetland pony for his little daugh ter. Captain Hall and his two daugh ters gave a pleasing program at the Baptist church Monday evening. They are working in the Interests of Linfleld college at McMinnville. The Christian Sunday school pic nic held last Sunday at the Grant Olden ranch on Rhea creek was well attended. All report a very enjoyable day. Mrs. Nels Jepsen and son Paul, of Portland, and Mrs. John Bush and son Neil, of Vernonla, visited recently with their sister, Mrs. Fred Ritchie at her summer home in the mountains. The Fred Ritchie family drove to lone Saturday, returning Sunday to their camp above Hardman, where Mr. Ritchie has work in a mill. Al Friewald, of Portland, trans acted business here Friday. W. L. Skipton and Chas. Todd, of Sunnyside, Wash., spent Thursday -and Friday of last weejc with Mr. and Mrs. Dwlght Misner. Fred Mankln has Joined the ranks of the tractor farmers. He sold his mules last week to Skipton and Todd of Sunnyside, Wash. He plans on getting a tractor before harvest Arthur Turner received a pleasant surprise last Friday evening when he returned to his home from his day's work. He found his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wright and their small son there to greet him. The Wrights are from Berkeley, Cal., and were en route to Lind, Wash. Mr. Turner had not seen his sister for twelve years. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson and Mrs. Millie Newton spent a pleasant day on the John Day river Sunday, June 23. The missionary society of the Congregational church will hold no meeting during the month of July. The August meeting will be held on the first day of the month, at which time Mrs. Ed Keller will be leader. Mrs. Young arrived Saturday for a visit with her brother, Lee Beck ner. Mrs. Young comes from Vir ginia. John Mlchelbook who has been farming for the past year and a half north of lone, has sold his leases and outfit to his brother, James Mlchelbook. John and fam ily have moved to Joesph where he will use his two 60 h.p. caterpillar tractors to move logs. The tractors were driven to Boardman where they were loaded on flat cars and shipped to Joseph. The furniture was taken by truck. Carlton Swan son went with Mr. Mlchelbook and will drive one of the tractors in the logging. W. E. Bullard and family left Monday morning on an auto trip to Burns. Mr. and Mrs. William Olson were guests last week of George Ely. Mr. and Mrs. Olson now live in Missou la, Mont, but are former Morgan residents. Mrs. J, P. Louy recently enjoyed a visit with her sister, Mrs. Nora Holland, whose home Is in Seattle. There was a regular communica tion of Locust chapter Tuesday eve ning of last week. This will be the last regular meeting until Septem ber. Besides the regular routine of work there was the report from the delegates in attendance at the grand chapter In Portland. This was fol lowed by a social hour and refresh ments to which the Masonic broth ers were Invited. Several of the (Continued on Page Eight) llENCECASEJ Life Lost in Attempting Rescue; Double Funeral Held Here Today. Laurence Case, son fo Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Case of this city, lost his life in the Columbia river at Brew ster, Wash., on Sunday while at tempting to save the life of his swimming companion, Nina Bowen. Report of the drowning was con veyed by message to the parents at Heppner shortly after the accident occurred. The young people went in swim ming in the stream at Brewster, and from reports reaching here, they had swam over to the opposite shore. After a short rest they at tempted to return, when Miss Bow en was evidently attacked by cramps a short distance out from shore and began to sink. Luarence, who was near by, called to her "keep your head kiddo, keep your head," and she rallied for the mo ment, but before Laurence could reach her, she threw her head back and sank, the boy diving to bring her up. Just where they were at this time was a heavy undertow in the river and apparently both bod' les were drawn under, as neither appeared again. Laurence was in the water for 45 minutes when his body was recovered. Rescuers ar rived immediately with a pulmeter and worked hard to resuscitate him, but to no effect. The body of the girl was not recovered so soon and remained In the river for an hour and 10 minutes. The drowning was witnessed from the shore by Mrs. Bowen, mother of Nina, who heard what was said but was powerless to render any help. The day before, Saturday, Nina had fallen out of a cherry tree in which she was picking fruit, and hurt her back, but had not in formed her mother of this, and it is thought she was caught by cramps and pain In her back when she began to sink in the river, and evidently her death was caused by heart failure, as her lungs did not fill with water. Laurence left Heppner about six weeks ago, going to Brewster, where he secured work In an or chard. Here he and Nina became acquainted, and the acquaintance had rapidly ripened into an affec tion that caused them to become en gaged. They had planned to be married a little later and go to the fruit farm of Laurence's father at Hood River to live, but death brot to an abrupt close all their happy prospects for the future. Upon receipt of the news here, Mr. Case arranged with his son Harold Case of Fossil to go to Brew ster for the body of Laurence. Upon getting there it was arranged to bring both bodies to Heppner for interment and they arrived here this hiorning, being shipped by train to Pendleton from where they were brought to Heppner by hearse. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 9 o'clock, Rev. F. R. Spaulding, the pastor, officia ting and interment was in Masonic cemetery. The services were largely attended by the friends of the fam ily, and deep expressions of sympa thy were manifest on all sides, the tragedy having come to the parents and brothers and sisters of Laur ence and to his schoolmates and friends here as a severe shock. The boy was coming 19 years of age In September and Nina would have been 16 In a short time. Laur ence was a hard working young man, a boy of very sensitive nature, but ripening Into fine young man hood. Miss Bowen is said to have been a girl of fine Christian char acter, and was an adopted daughter. IN ACCIDENT AT TACOMA. Frank E. Parker received word Saturday evening of a car accident that aftrenoon In Tacoma, Wash., In which Mrs. Parker and sister, Mrs. Earl Hall, and their mother, Mrs. J. R. Cypert, were Injured. The report stated that neither Mrs. Par ker or Mrs. Hall were seriously in jured, but that Mrs. Cypert was in a more critical condition. Mrs. Parker had just accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Hall to Tacoma on Friday, the Halls returning home from a visit here. From the report the party had evidently arrived safely on their journey over, and the acci dent happened after they arrived. Onez Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker, left Sunday morning In the Parker car for a visit at Tacoma and to be of what assistance he might He had intended leaving on Monday, but report of the accident caused him to start a day earlier. Mr. Parker was anxiously awaiting further word when in town Tues day. Mr. and Mrs. E. S, Clemens of Pasco, Wash., are guests this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee in this city. Mrs. Chaffee and Mrs. Clemens are cousins, and the Pasco people are now enjoying their summer vacation. Gordon Ridings, of Eugene, star athlete at the University of Oregon, arrived in the city Monday and will have charge of the American Leg ion swimming tank during the sum mer. County court convened at the court house yestorday for the regu lar July term, with all members present, and facing the usual am ount of mid-year business. Mitchell Thorn Wins Contest for P. P.&L. Heppner and tha Pacific Power and Light company both received signal recognition on Thursday last when the power company's local manager, Mitchell Thorn, won the championship in the northwest fin als of the National Electric Light association's public speaking con test held in Seattle. Nine northwest utilities were represented In the fin als and Mr. Thorn emerged with a clean lead from the field, bringing victory to his cmopany, and more recognition for the Heppner office which has been his lot In every con test the company has held since he assumed the management of the local office more than a year ago. "How I Can Best Serve Our Cus tomers," was the topic used thru out the contest Mr. Thorn emerg ed the winner from two preliminary I . 1 V 1 I Mitchell Thorn contests, at The Dalles and Walla Walla to earn the right to represent his company in the final contest He is highly elated that he was able to pull his company out in the lead at Seattle. ' ' Besides earning the $75 cash prize offered in the contest, Mr. Thorn, and Mrs. Thorn who accompanied him, were treated to a most enjoy able trip to British Columbia, be sides other entertainment features that made the event one long to be remembered. By winning at Seattle Mr. Thorn has gone as far as It is possible this year, though next year It is planned to carry the contest on to a national conclusion with the finals to be held at Atlantic City, and Mr. Thorn's many friends have already advised him to get his hotel reservations in early. The nine public utilities repre sented at the contest were Pacific Power and Light company, North western, Copco (California), Mon tana Power and Light Washington Water Power, Idaho Light and Pow er, Portland Electric Power, Puget Sound Power and Light and Moun tain States Electric. As each of these held preliminary contests to choose their representative in the inter-company meet Mr. Thorn ac tually won over a field of several hundred contestants. Mr. Thorn participated in what was known as the employee's divi sion of the contest, and in connec tion was held another for officials. The P. P. & L. came out on top In this contest also through its repre sentative, Howard Cooper, of Lew- lston, Ida., so that all told it was a clean sweep. Star Theater Will Afford Chance to Get in Movies The Scenograph Soundies com pany is conducting a series of mo tion picture screen tests, in search of talent for short stories, comedies, scenics and travelogue pictures of the Northwest, and is giving the people of Heppner a chance to try out The tests will take place on the stage at the Star theater Wed nesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11. Only a few will be given a chance to appear locally, states the man agement, who declare: If you can sing, dance, give char acter reading, impersonate famous people, put on a comedy skit, play a musical instrument or do acro batic stunts, we would like to hear from you. There is no age limit, and one or more people can take part together. Please send in your name, give your address, phone number and what you can do. Or you may see Mrs. Carde any time during the day nt the Star theater." The finished product will be shown on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, so those taking part will have an opportunity to see how they screen. The work will be under the personal supervision of Mrs. Essie Lee Carde. Many local views will also be featured in Friday and Sat urday's showings. ATTENTION, MASONS. The regular communication of Heppner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., at Masonic hall on Saturday eve ning, July 0. There will be work In the E. A and F. C. degrees. L. W. BRIGGS, Secretary. if s0$ WASCO S PENNANT ASSURED BY WIN Locals Give Leaders Thrill By Tying in Ninth, But Lose Game 3 to 2. - 1EAOUE SZANDXHOS. Won Lost Pet Wasco 13 .928 Condon 9 Heppner 8 Fossil 5 lone 4 Arlington 2 .928 .571 .417 .308 .164 11 Last Sunday's game not reported. Xrfut Bandar's Basalts At Wasco 3, Heppner 2; At lone 2, Fossil t; At Condon (not reported). Next Sunday's Chunes Arlington at Heppner; lone at Con don; Wasco at Fossil. With the defeat of Heppner Sun day Wasco is assured the champion ship of the Wheatland Baseball lea gue, and will undoubtedly be the proud possessors of the fine new loving cup now on display in Peter son's jewelry store window, for at least the coming year. The cup must be won three times for per manent possession. Wasco has gone through the season to date with but one defeat while Condon, her near est competitor, has dropped three. Only one scheduled league game re mains to be played. Yes, Heppner was defeated, but not until she had dragged the lea gue leaders through the dust In one of the best games of the season, and it took Wasco's half of the ninth inning to blot out the 2-2 tie, with the deciding tally. In the fourth Wasco got her first two on a double sacker by Meyer followed by Weed- man's home run. That was all the scoring until the ninth, when Hepp ner tied it up. Erwin, hit by a pitched ball, was replaced by D. Bleakman at first who took third on Sprouls' single, Sprouls stealing second and both runners scoring on Drake s hit In the meantime Gen try flied out to Pitcher Soden. Drake stole second and started to third on L. Turner's grounder, where he was called out by umpire Bill Furlong, when the ball was sent to third after Turner was counted out at first. Wasco's deciding tally was gained through Tucker's triple-sacker, fol lowed by Meyer's hit Soden had considerable the edge In the pitching duel, breezing 10 Heppner batsmen, to Drake's four strikeouts. But while Wasco was finding Drake's offerings only five of their blows went for hits, Hepp ner at the same time taking four off Soden. It was a nip and tuck game with every run being earned, and fast playing was the order of the day. In the last game of the league season Sunday, the locals will cross bats with Arlington at Rodeo field. A good game is expected. HEPPNER B R H O A E Erwin. 1 3 1 1 12 0 0 Sprouls. 2 4 112 2 1 Gentry, c 4 0 0 4 1 0 Drake, p 3 0 1 0 8 0 L. Turner, m 4 0 0 2 0 0 B. Turner, s 3 0 0 3 2 0 Hiatt. r 3 0 1 0 0 0 B. Bleakman, 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 D. Bleakman, 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 Totals .29 2 4 25 16 1 WASCO j, Wilson. 3 4 0300 Gerlach. 1 . 4 0 0 11 1 0 Tucker, s 4 110 10 Meyer, 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 Weedman, m 3 110 0 0 Osborne, 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 J. Soden, c 3 0 0 10 1 0 Bates, r 2 0 1 0 0 0 S. Soden, p 3 0 0 1 18 0 Totals 30 3 5 27 25 0 Earned runs. Heppner 2, Wasco 3: three base hits. Bates. Tucker: first base on balls off Drake 1. off Soden 2; left on bases, Heppner 2, Wasco 3; first base on errors, Wasco 1: two base hit, Meyer; home run, Weedman; struck out by Drake 4. by Soden 10; double plays, Drake-Sprouls-Erwin. S. Soden-Gerlach-Wllson ; hit by pitcher, Erwin. FRED LUCAS INJURED. Fred Lucas was injured in one leg, on Thursday morning last, and his car neraly demolished when It overturned on the highway near the Art Parker ranch. Mr. Lucas was on his way to Heppner when the accident occurred. He was not trav eling at a high rate of speed, but when a car coming up behind him sounded Its horn, he swung over to the side of the road and In straight ening it up again the car started to swerve and turned completely over. While Fred is using a cane in walk ing, he feels fortunate that he was not severely injured. Damage to the car was a total loss as he had no Insurance to cover such an acci dent Rev. Van Marter, wife and grand son, of Montesano, Wn., are guests at the home of Mr. Van Marter's son, La Verne and family of this city. They arrived from the Grays Harbor city on Monday. Johan Troedson was here on Mon day from his farm northeast of lone. He reports harvest coming on rapidly, and cutting will be in pro gress within a few days. The local Union Missionary soci ety meets on Wednesday afternoon, July 10, at the Methodist church, and a full attendance of members and friends Is desired. Wlllard Herren and family this week moved Into the property re cently purchased by Mrs. Herren's brother, Elbert Gibson, from Mrs. Glenn Boyer. Miss Edna Vaughn Is home from Portland for a vacation of a couple of weeks. PROCLAMATION To City Water Users To aid In keeping open the Am erican Legion Swimming Pool, considered by the Common Coun cil of the City of Heppner to be a great benefit to the public health and comfort during the hot sum mer days, the Council has deemed It advisable to discontinue all Irri gation on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 o'clock, and has ordered that Irrigation be discontinued at these hours until further notice. Irrigation on Sundays will be per mitted only from 6 to 8 o'clock in the morning. That this order may be strictly enforced the Council has further ordered that all mem bers of Heppner Post American Legion be deputized with author ity to arrest anyone found violat ing its provisions, violators to be subject to the penalty or penalties set forth in the ordinance to be found in this issue of the Heppner Gazette Times. A strict compli ance of water users to the provi sions of this order will be greatly appreciated. Dated this 4th day of July, 1929. By order of the Common Coun cil of the City of Heppner. W. G. McCARTY, Mayor. Fine Reception Is Given New York Elks Car A welcoming committee composed of prominent members of the Elks lodge in Heppner drove to Pendle ton Saturday to greet one of the four cars of the Elks Purple and White fleet en route from New York to Los Angeles on a nation wide good will tour being made in ad vance of the Elks Grand Lodge con vention in California July 8-12. The delegation, headed by Earl W. Gor don, exalted ruler of the local Elks, accompanied Mr. Alpers, the pilot to Heppner and a fine reception was staged, with a luncheon in his honor Saturday noon at the temple. ine tour was officially started in New York May 13, when Mayor "Jimmy" Walker sent the cars away bearing greetings Ho be pre sented to the Hon. Murray Hulbert Grand Exalted Ruler of the Elks, at the opening of the Los Angeles convention. The four pilots, each driving a smart new Studabaker Presdient Eight roadster finished in the pur ple and white colors of the order, separated on leaving New York, each starting westward on one of the four major transcontinental mo tor routes. Car Number 2 and its pilot, George Alpers, are heading straight west most of the time fol lowing the route of the Lincoln highway. Of the three other cars, one is following a course laid up the Hudson river from New York to Albany, west through the Lake cities to Chicago, then northwest to Seattle via Yellowstone park route. Another is following a more sou therly route leading through Cin- cninati, St Louis and Kansas City to Colorado Springs, Albuquerque and Los Angeles. The fourth car is swinging down through the Atlantic Coast states before turning west through New Orleans, whence it will continue through the southwest via Dallas, El Paso, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour is the most ambitious demonstration of the regularity and certainty to be attained in cross country motoring ever attempted. In collaboration with the American Automobile association and the-Automobile Club of Southern Califor nia a detailed schedule was worked out which will bring the four cars together on the same day in Los Angeles. The wide divergence of their routes, the distances the cars must cover, and the varying condi tions they will encounter on their way west mark the tour as an out standing project which has aroused wide Interest MORROW GENERAL HOSPITAL. W. E. Cummings, working at the ranch of F. S. Parker near town, who was recently injured when the team ran away with him, is now well on the road to complete recov ery. He received a severe cut on the leg as a result of the runaway. Earl Chrisman who has been ill recently with an attack of appendi citis, has recovered and is now up and around again. Marin Bosch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Bosch of Willows, who was operated on Monday for ton silitis and adenoids, has returned home. Nick Gentry underwnt a minor operation Tuesday for removal of a piece of glass which entered his foot three years ago and recently gave him trouble. J. S. Young of Eight Mile under went a minor operation Thursday for nasal growth and obstruction of the nose. Ralph Marlatt underwent a min or operation Tuesday for removal of rock which hit his eye while he was at work at the rock crusher. Dr. J. L. Callaway, osteopathic physician, formerly of Heppner, has returned and has temporary offices at the L. W. Briggs home. Perman ent offices will be opened as soon as rooms are available. 16p. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Crego, former ly residents of Heppner, were visit ing over the week end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moore. The Cregos are now residents of Walla Walla. Snator Robt Carsner was In the city a short while yesterday from his home near Spray. Mr. Carsner reports grass and hay conditions good in the Spray country. TMK NOW REM IE PLAYS TODAY Fourth of July Activities Lively Here; Dance at Pavilion Tonight. With the arrival of Gordon Rid ings, U. of O. athlete and Red Cross swimming instructor, the Legion pool was opened yesterday in his charge, and many folks took ad vantage of the occasion for a cool dip. The tank will be open from now on, and a large crowd was expected to make use of it today. Heppner and lone started their two-day ball series yesterday, and the battle this afternoon is expected to be hot The teams are evenly matched, both being composed of young players who are showing great form. Last evening the dance at the pavilion was largely attended and Cole Madsen's dance band of Port land made a big hit They will be on hand again tonight and a much larger crowd is expected. Many more people are present for the activities here than was expect ed owing to larger and more pre tentious celebrations at neighboring towns. Arlington, Ukiah and Walla Walla have proved especially at tractive to local people, while oth ers have sought mountain shade as an ideal respite from the work-a-day world. McMurdo Makes a Fine Record at Virginia U. The Park County News, publish ed at Livingston, Montana, under date of June 13th, has the following to say regarding a nephew of Dr. A. D. McMurdo of this city: Chas. E. McMurdo, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. K. McMurdo of Wilsall, received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Virginia, on June 11. He was pres ident of the senior class. 'He graduated from the Wilsall high school with the class of 1924, and entered the University of Vir ginia the following September. He is a member of the Tau Beta Phi, national honorary engineering fra ternity, and is president of the Tri gon engineering society. He was also initiated into the "Raven So ciety," which was instituted In memory of Edgar Allen Poe, who was an alumnus of the university and is the highest honor the uni versity can offer any student He was awarded the Isabella Merrick Sampson scholarship for the past three years in the engineering de partment and has been on the dean's list of distinguished students since it was started in 1927, with an average above 90 in all his studies. "He has held an instructorship in physics at the University for the past two years, and an instructor ship in engineering drawing for the past two quarters. Last October he was sent to Atlanta, Ga., to repre sent the university at the national convention of the American Insti tute of Electrical Engineers. He is also chairman of the Virginia branch of the same society. "He has accepted a position with the Westinghouse Electric company at Pittsburgh, Pa., for the summer and expects to return to the unver sity next fall to take post graduate work, and he also has the offer of four instructorships. "His mother went to Virginia to be present at the commencement exercises and to visit her old home." Chas. Allinger and M. E. Cotter, two of Ione's prominent citizens, are suffering quite a lot of late with Job's affliction. While Mr. Al linger has had to receive treatment for a boil on his neck, Mr. Cotter seems a little more seriously afflict ed, having a carbuncle to wrestle with. The gentlemen have been making visits to a Heppner physi cian this week to have their trou bles treated. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Thorn re turned home the first of the week from Seattle, where Mr. Thorn car ried off honors for the Pacific Pow er and Light company in a public speaking contest They were ac companied by Mrs. Thorn's mother, Mrs. Pearl Wooley, of Gerrard, Kans., who will visit for some time at the Thorn home. Mrs. J. L. Callaway and two sons, Chas. and Everett Henry arrived the end of the week from Mountain Home, Idaho, to join her husband. Dr. J. L. Callaway, here. These peo ple have become permanent resi dents of Heppner. They were ac companied by George Ladd, a chum of the Henry boys who will assist in an orchestra they are starting here. Mrs. Mary Bartholomew reports that while she was down town on Monday shopping, her residence was entered by some party or parties, who took from the room of Mr. Amspoker some small change, and from her rooms some trinkets of minor value. It would seem to be the work of youngsters. Frank Roberts of Portland came in from Pendleton on Tuesday's stage and will be here for a short time while looking after his busi ness interests. Mr. Roberts has been at Relth, near Pendleton for some time, where he has been at work.