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Volume 46, Number 17.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 11, 1929
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Local People Migrate to
Various Points ; lone
Arlington and Ukiah claimed a
large number of local celebrators,
while many others journeyed to the
mountains for the Fourth of July
period, leaving the town quite well
deserted, especially on the Fourth.
In consequence the baseball game
scheduled between lone and Hepp
ner for that day was not played.
The game on the third between
the two teams drew a small crowd
and was loosely played, though lone
played a little more loosely than
Heppner and lost to the count of
8-7 after the game had gone to the
tenth inning. Dances on the eve
nings of the third and fourth drew
fair-sized crowds, but folks didn't
seem to be in a dancing humor, and
the ball club faced a deficit on this
The Ukiah rodeo, for which the
Heppner Rodeo string of buckers
was used, probably drew the larg
est number of Heppner people. The
show is reported to have been very
good with Kenneth Depew, Ukiah
youth and prominent rodeo per
former locally, winning both the
bucking contest and best all-round
cowboy decision. He rode Black
Diamond In the finals, and though
disqualified by grabbing leather a
bit too quick, won over his two
opponents who bit the dust off the
top decks of Teapot Dome and
At Arlington the ball game be
tween Condon and Wasco proved
to be a popular drawing card. The
game was won by Wasco in the
ninth inning after Condon had led
by seven runs up to the eighth.
Several local parties journeyed
to Walla Walla for the fireworks
display the evening of the Fourth,
but more popular was the mountain
shade. At W. H. French's farm
south of Hardman, some 150 peo
ple gathered at the large spring
below the house. The picnic grounds
overlook 340 acres of beautiful mea
dow. Excellent water, tables and
fireplace make the grounds, at 4250
feet elevation and only 32 miles
from Heppner and half a mile off
the macadamized Heppner-Spray
road, very attractive.
The sign on the gate going
in reads "Blue Mountain Home,"
and on leavcing, "Come Again." Mr.
French extends a standing Invita
tion to Morrow county folks to
make use of his place.
Mike Sepanek Home
Destroyed by Fire
Fire broke out and destroyed the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sepanek
of Alpine on Sunday evening. Mrs.
Sepanek was lighting a gasoline
lantern which caused the damage.
Neighbors hurried to the scene of
the blaze but everything being Buch
a dry condition there was nothing
could be done. The men folks
watched all the barns and outbuild
ings and played water on them to
prevent them from catching on fire.
Mr. Sepanek was hauling in hay
and on a return trip found his
houBe In flames. They were unable
to save anything. The house was
partially covered by Insurance. The
neighbors provided them with a few
necessities and the family is now
doing light housekeeping in a little
outbuilding which used to be their
T. B. TESTER COMING.
A tuberculosis tester for cows
from the state veterinarian's office
will be in the county July 22, and
will make tests free. All farmers
having cows they wish tested are
requested by C. W. Smith, county
agent, to notliy nis omce Deiore
that time, in order that a traveling
schedule may be made up for the
CARD OF THANKS.
It is with grateful appreciation
of all the kind expressions of sym
pathy in our late sorrow; we wish
to acknowledge our deepest grati
M. L. Case and family.
Mrs. Bowen and family.
To Hold Joint Installation.
San Soucl Lodge of Rebekahs and
Willow Lodge I. O. O. F. will hold
joint Installation of newly elected
officers on the evening of July 19.
All Rebekahs taking part In the In
stallation ceremonies are requested
to wear white. 17-18.
With every dollar cash purchase
of any article In our stock we will
give a box of apples free. Begin
ning at 9 a. m. Saturday, July 13, to
last while the apples last.
CASE FURNITURE CO.
SERVICES AT PINE CITY.
The groups from Alpine and Pine
City will meet at the latter place
for Bible school at 2 p. m. and
preaching at 3 o'clock.
MILTON W. BOWER.
Mrs. O'Shay and son Richard are
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Cohn In this city, to remain
during the absence of Mr. Cohn who
is attending the national Elks' con
vention at Los Angeles.
J. S. Young Family Meets
For Enjoyable Reunion
The J. S. Young home in Eight
Mile was the scene of a very enjoy
able reunion on Friday, when Mr.
and Mrs. Young were joined by all
of their children who were here for
the occasion, and many of their
near neighbors as well. This is one
of the pioneer families of Morrow
county, Mr. Young having been am
ong the very first settlers in that
part of the county where he has
made his home almost continuously
An elaborate dinner was served
on the lawn at noon, and in the af
ternoon the host of neighbors and
friends called to see the family and
share In the joys of the occasion.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Young,
thoBe present were Glen Young,
Eight Mile; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Young and two children of Seattle;
Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Young and
two children of Medford; Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Young and three children
of La Grande; Mrs. Earl George and
two children of Portland; Mr. and
Mrs. Clive Huston of lone; Elner
Allen of Portland.
Neighbors and friends calling in
the afternoon were Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Esteb, Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Berg-
strom, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Lovgren
and baby daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Lovgren and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Keithley and daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Anderson, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Becket and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Becket and
family, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lundell
and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. K.
Drake and family, Mr. and Mrs. B.
O. Anderson, Miss Louise Anderson,
4-H CLUB MEETS.
The Progressive Livestock club
and Eight Mile 4-H club held a
Joint meeting Sunday evening, July
7, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Drake, Raymond and Donald being
hosts. The meeting was opened with
number of lively club songs. Fol
lowing a short business session, C.
W. Smith gave an interesting talk
on club work and plans were made
for a club picnic. Our county sup
erintendent, Mrs. Rodgers, also
spoke on club work being accom
plished in other parts of the county.
Five boys, attendants of the club
summer school at Corvallis, gave
good reports on their trip. Mr.
Smith then treated the children and
friends to some instructive moving
pictures which were thoroughly en
joyed by all. Dainty refreshments
were served and the meeting ad
journed to meet in three weeks.
IIAGEIt TRUCK UPSETS.
The Dodge truck belonging to J.
O. Hager turned over on the Willow
creek road just above the Cleveland
ranch Thursday evening while on
the way to town with a load of
wood. Homer Hager, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Hager, was driving,
and with him were several children
who had been up in the timber for
a day's picnic. Blinded by the eve
ning sun, Homer drove too close to
the edge of the grade and the truck
went off, turning over on its top.
Little Dora Bailey, 10 years old,
who received a broken arm, was the
only person of the party Injured,
though the truck was quite badly
damaged. It is believed the wood
which held the weight off the cab
was responsible for keeping the ac
cident from being more serious.
A surprise marriage was that of
Friday night last when Miss Edna
Vaughn and Marvin Moyer slipped
quietly away and were married at
Echo. Some one let the cat out of
the bag," however, and on their re
turn they were busy receiving con
gratulations of their many friends.
Mrs. Moyer is the daughter of Mrs.
Leonard Barr, while the bridegroom
Is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. Moyer. Both are popular young
people of this city, though Mrs.
Moyer has been living In Portland
for the past year where she was
employed In Bartholomew's ladles
wearing apparel establishment.
They will make their home here.
D. C. Smith, extension agronomist
of Oregon State college, accompan
ied by C. W. Smith, county agent,
spent Monday inspecting grain for
certification. Many excellent fields
were found of each variety com
monly grown in the county. A list
of the owners having grain which
passed the Inspection will be avail
able as soon as the returns come
from the college.
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH.
Rev. Father Leo Walsh, of Mt.
Angol seminary, who is in charge
of the parish during the absence of
Rev. Father Thos. J. Brady, an
nounces mass at Heppner at 8:30 on
Sunday morning, and at lone at
Father Brady left this week for
an indefinite period, his absence to
be governed by the time required
to regain his health.
Jesse Warfield Is getting every
thing in shape to begin his wheat
harvest right away. He was In town
Tuesday from the Eight Mile farm
getting some supplies, and reports
that there will be a lot of good
wheat harvested in his section.
Ruth Furlong, who has acted as
secretary for Superintendent Bur
gess during the past school year,
departed this week for Portland to
attend Northwestern Business col
lege for the summer term.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Schoalck
were down from their Balm Fork
ranch on Monday afternoon, spend
ing a few hours In Heppner while
attending to shopping.
MRS. JENNIE McMURRAY. Corres
pondent Independence day was celebrated
here very quietly. There were a few
family dinners and the members of
four families gathered at the Mc
Cabe home to eat Ice cream and
enjoy the shade. Those In attend
ance were Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Sevdy and chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Kann and
family, and Mr. and Mrs. McCabe.
Many attended the celebration at
Arlington, a few drove to Heppner,
eight car loads harkened to the call
of the great out-of-doors and mo
tored to Ditch creek for a day in
the open. Other smaller parties
spent the day elsewhere In the
mountains. The Brlstow family
went to Walla Walla and Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Lundell and three chil
dren also motored to Walla Walla
to witness the wonderful display of
fireworks. The two Balsiger fam
ilies spent the day at Hood River.
We are mistaken in the statement
that Mr. Ahalt carried no insurance
on his building that burned July 1.
It was Insured in the Phoenix As
surance company. The adjuster was
on the ground July 3 and a satis
factory settlement was made.
On Sunday, June 30, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Nichoson drove to Hot Lake
where Mrs. Nichoson went to con
sult a physician.
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Morgan are
enjoying a visit with their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson mo
tored to Joseph Sunday for a brief
visit with their son, Carlton Swan
son. Paul Balsiger drove to Arlington
early Sunday morning to meet his
daughter, Mrs. P. C. Koehrlng and
small son, of Indianapolis, Ind. They
have come for an extended visit
with home folks.
Fred McMurray recently bought
eight head of dairy cows from Gor
Mrs Rosa Jackson is caring for
Master William Marcel Griffin while
his father, Chas. Griffin, is working
on the Dixon Smith ranch. This is
the second summer that Mrs. Jack
son has cared for the little boy.
Little Josephine Case, of Port
land, is spending the summer with
her grandmother, Mrs. John Grimes.
George Buxton of Corvallis is
here, the guest of Miss Hazel Feld
man. Mr. and Mrs. Kingery and chil
dren of Willows, Cal., have been
camped in the park for a week or
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson of Eugene
are campers In the park. They are
here for the harvest season.
E. A. Shaver of Fort Scott, Kan.,
arrived July 4 for a visit with his
son, Charley Shaver. Mr. Shaver
who is 85 years old Is traveling
alone. From here he will go to
Winlock, Wash., for a visit with
relatives. Just before starting on
his western trip Mr. Shaver return
ed from a pleasant trip to Louisi
Miss Olga M. Johnson of Portland
is the guest of her brother, Bert
Mr. and Mrs. Hatcher and son
Charley left Tuesday on a motor
trip. They expect to be gone about
Dan Oxley and family of Port
Orford have moved into the Herb
Olden house on Second street. Mr.
Oxley will haul wheat for Mr. Olden
and Mrs. Davidson.
Walton Young returned home
from The Dalles hospital last week.
He is still very weak following an
operation for appendicitis.
Miss Opal Finn of Long Beacn,
Cal., is here to spend the summer
with her sister, Mrs. Peter Timm.
Charlie Hatcher of Boise, Ida., ar
rived July 4 for a visit with his
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Sevdy are en
joying a visit with Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Kann and family of Hoquiam,
Mrs. Crete Bork of La Grande
was an over Sunday guest a week
ago in the Peter Timm home. Mrs.
Bork is Mrs. Timm's aunt.
Frank Engelman has been trans
acting business in Portland.
The Henry Bros, show visited our
town Saturday night and had a good
crowd considering the fact that no
advance advertising was done.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bryson and
Francis drove to Portland Satur
day. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Jane Wood, Hazel ana emer
ald Padberg who have been visit
ing here The Bryson family re
Mrs. Gertie Clark of Los Angeles,
Cal.. visited Sunday with her
friends, Mrs. French Burroughs and
Mrs. M. Jordan. Mrs. Clark is a
guest of her father whose home Is
Harvest started Monday on the
Tom Crale ranch. Earl Blake with
his combine outfit is doing the work,
Mrs. Blake Is cooking for the men.
When this job Is finished Mr. Blake
will move his outfit to the Victor
Rietmann ranch and from there
will go to Werner Rletmann's,
Harvest also started on the John
Trocdson ranch on Monday. Timm
brothers will start the tenth, and
Ed Rietmann states that he will be
ready by the 15th.
The Al Martin family from Avila,
Cal., who have been visiting rela
tives here, continued on their jour
ney to King Hill, Ida., on Monday.
They were accompanied by Mrs,
Martin's father, W. E. Ahalt. At
King Hill they will visit Mrs. Mar
tin's oldest brother, Byron Ahalt
Mrs. Mary Haney and her son,
Guy Haguewood of Yakima, WaBh
and her two daughters, Mrs. Lee
Morrison of Elwood City, Penn., and
Mrs. Jack DeVlne of Mason, Nev,
recently visited with Mrs. Haney'i
Arbuckle, Ditch Creek to
Parkers Mill Work
From Roadmaster McCaleb we
gather the information that work
of improving the county and forest
roads in the timber belt east and
south of Heppner is going on rap
idly. The forest service has com
pleted the repairs to the road from
Arbuckle mountain to Ukiah, and
it is now in first class condition,
while the county crew is busy on
the end of the road this side of
Arbuckle and will soon have it in
Between Ditch creek and Parkers
Mill work is progressing, the forest
crew having its camp established
at Dry Swale. While this road is
not so generally used by the public,
the forest service is putting it in
shape for the better access to the
forest in case of fire and it will aid
greatly in getting Into the timber
belt out that way. -:
Other work being pushed at this
time is that of building the connect
ing loop on the Heppner-Ritter road
through what is known as Jones
canyon. The county and the forest
service are cooperating in this work
on a 50-50 basis, and when the job
is done there will be a good road
over this section which has hereto
fore been one of the worst ob
stacles in the way of comfortable
travel over the Ritter road. It Is
understood that beyond this point
and In Grant county, needed im
provements have been made, so that
when the Jones canyon work is
done it will not be a hard journey
going over to Ritter, and the people
from that section can make it Into
Heppner much more conveniently
Now that the road is in good
shape to the Arbuckle country, far
mers and ranchmen from the lower
country will find It convenient to go
there for their wood, poles and
posts. In order to take timber from
the reserve It is necessary to have
a permit from the forest service and
now Is the proper time to look after
this. These permits are free to
those who are after wood or poles
for their own use.
Clarence K. Overhulse
Victim of Swimming
Clarence K. Overhulse. orinciDal
last year of the La Crosse, Wash.,1
schools, died at Irrigon Sunday af
ternoon, the result of cramps which
attacked him while swimming in
the Columbia river. Mr. Overhulse
was subject to stomach trouble, and
Mrs. Overhulse believed it to be one
of his usual attacks when he came
to the house, having got out of the
water successfully. Instead of get
ting better, however, the man be
came worse, and before a physician
could possibly have been called, he
Mr. Overhulse was 51 years old.
With Mrs. Overhulse he had in
tended spending the vacation per
iod at Irrigon, and the couple were
located on the Graybeal farm. Sev
eral daughters are left to mourn
the death of their father, one of
whom arrived for a visit shortly af
ter her father's death, without
knowing that he was dead. M. L.
Case, coroner, and S. E. Notson, dis
trict attorney, on Mrs. Overhulse'B
request, made an investigation Sun
day evening, but the evidence point
ed so plainly to accidental death
that it was deemed unnecessary to
hold an inquest
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Latourell are
home from Portland after spending
several weeks in the city, during
which time Mrs. Latourel was re
ceiving treatment at the hands of
The regular missionary meeting
at the Methodist church Is announ
ced for next Tuesday afternoon at
2:30. A cordial Invitation Is extend
ed to everyone to attend.
Wm. Isom, who recently returned
to Heppner, has accepted a position
with the Peoples Hardware com
pany. sister, Mrs. McNnbb and with her
son, O. G. Haguewood.
Mrs. C. W. Jewell and two chil
dren of Pasco, Wash., are the guests
of Mrs. Jewell s mother, Mrs. Alice
W. E. Bullard and family return
ed Sunday from their vacation trip
to Burns. On their way home they
visited Dr. and Mrs. Walker at Vale.
Mrs. Hannah Ahalt has returned
to her home here after a pleasant
visit with her daughter in Toppen
A marriage of Interest to people
in this communlay was solemnized
In Portland June 29, when Miss
Gray became the bride of Mearl
Blake. They will make their home
in Portland. Mr. Blake is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake of
Eight Mile, and is widely known
The first wheat of the season was
delivered Saturday, July 6, to Jor
dan elevator by O. W. Cutsforth.
It is forty-fold variety, tested 69 1-2
pounds, and is making between 20
and 22 bushels to the acre.
There will be a harvest ball at
lone Saturday night, July 13. The
Night Hawks will play. You will
be as welcome in overalls as In a
LOCAL ENS ITEMS
Among wheat farmers in the Lex
ington section who begin their har
vest this week are Earl Warner,
Jimmy Leach, Nick Nichols, John
Miller, who started their combines
Monday. George White and son are
getting ready and will be in the
fields by the end of this week. Their
delay was on account of not receiv
ing the new Best tractor recently
ordered, in time to begin when their
neighbors did. Mr. White has dis
posed of all his horses and mules,
with the exception of one team, and
will hereafter operate with the
tracklaying machine. He believes
the majority of farmers in the Lex
ington wheat belt will soon be on
the tractor basis. The feed neces
sary to keep up the horses and
mules will be partially, at least, used
for milk cows and the farmers will
have more cream checks coming
along to pay running expenses.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McBride of
Butte, Mont, were visitors at Hepp
ner over Monday and Tuesday,
when they departed on their way
to Portland. While here, Mr. and
Mrs. McBride were guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Par
ker. Walter was formerly a resi
dent of Heppner but has made his
home at Butte for a good many
years, where he has been employed
in the copper mines. He and Mrs.
McBride are on their summer va
cation, and expect to visit numerous
places of interest in the Northwest
before returning home.
Bert Bowker this week purchased
a new Dodge Bros, truck from the
local dealer, Cohn Auto Co., and had
it properly rigged up at the Frank
Shively shop for the bulk handling
of grain. Mr. Bowker will thus
save a heavy expense bill for sacks
almost enough this season to pay
for the truck, and then have the
machine left We understand a
number of other wheat raisers are
preparing for this method of hand
ling their grain, a bulking bin be
ing erected on the combine and the
wheat loaded from this into the
Miss Elizabeth Phelps who Is
studying music at Vancouver, Wn
this summer, appeared before the
C. M. T. C. boys at the Sunday
morning service, whistling several
selections. She was heartily greet
ed and after whistling several solos
was asked to lead the boys in
whistling "Onward Christian Sol
diers." In the audience she recog
nized Maurice Edmondson and Har
lan Devin, who are at the training
camp from here, but due to regula
tions was not able to speak to them.
Russel Wright, mechanic at the
Sam Lininger auto repair shop, is
wearing his head in a bandage, the
result of an accident yesterday fore
noon when the crank of the com
bine engine he was cranking flew
back and hit him on the head. Al
though he is laid off work for a
while it is thought no serious con
sequences will result, and he will
receive compensation from the state
industrial accident commission for
the time lost
Dr. A. H. Johnston is expected
home this evening from Portland
where he has been In attendance
at the National Medical association
convention since Monday. F. B.
Nickerson, who has been attending
a convention of abstractors at
Klamath Falls, and who took ser
iously ill with an attack of tonsil
itis in Portland on his return, is ex
pected to accompany Dr. Johnston.
Mr. Nickerson has been under Dr.
Johnston's care in Portland.
Guests at the Milton W. Bower
home over the week end were Mr.
and Mrs. B. N. Bower and their two
children of Corvallis, who stopped
over here while on a vacation trip
that will take them as far north as
Spokane. They will return home
by way of Seattle.
Miss Ethel Moore, who is attend
ing summer school at Monmouth,
was at home with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Moore, over the
Fourth vacation. Miss Moore Is
completing her normal school work
and will teach the coming year at
John Brady was quite severely
injured while at work with the
county rock crusher being install
ed up Willow creek. He received a
badly cut hand and arm, as well as
injuries to his back. He is being
cared for at Heppner hospital.
W. O. Allison of Ukiah was a vis
itor in Heppner during the week, a
guest at the home of his nephew,
Chas. Vaughn. Mr. Allison is owner
of a tract of wheat land in the Eight
Mile section being farmed by Har
Mrs. Inez Freeland, who is spend
ing the summer at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Omar Rietmann,
near lone, was attending the meet
ing of Maple Circle, N. O. W., Mon
day evening, in company with her
Shirley, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Dosser of this city, suf
fered a fracture of the clavicle bone
while at play. Her Injuries were
cared for at the office of Dr. Mc
Murdo. Frank Young, lower Gooseberry
farmer, was looking after business
here on Tuesday. He Is now mak
ing ready for his wheat harvest
which will begin in a few days.
Born, at Heppner hospital, Tues
day, July 9, to Mr. and Mrs. Oris
Padberg of Heppner flat, a daughter.
George Swaggart, Pioneer
Dies at Pendleton Home
According to word received by
relatives here, George W. Swaggart,
pioneer resident of Umatilla and
Morrow counties since 1867, died
suddenly on Monday evening at the
home of his son, Wilbur Swaggart,
in Pendleton, at the age of 81 years.
Funeral services were held at 2:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with
interment in Olney cemetery.
Mr. Swaggart had been a resident
of Pendleton for a number of years
past, going there with his family
after a residence covering a long
period of years In Heppner. From
the East Oregonian of Tuesday we
have this short sketch concerning
"Mr. Swaggart was born in Davis
county, Illinois in 1848 and immi
grated to Oregon in 1853 with his
parents, Nelson and Adaline Swag
gart They settled in Linn county,
where the deceased received the
most of his education. In 1867, he
came to Umatilla county and in 1871
married Mildred Clark Lieuallen of
Weston, Ore. Six children were
born to them, three of whom are
living, Wilbur Swaggart of this
city, Mrs. Myrtle Couch of San
Francisco and Elbra Mills of Ka
miah, Idaho. They settled In Hepp
ner, Oregon, in 1878 and moved to
Pendleton in 1919."
Drastic Livestock Freight
Cut Asked for Heppner
Drastic changes in livestock
freight rates from Heppner are rec
ommended by Examiners Stiles and
Parker of the Interstate Commerce
commission as the result of Investi
gation conducted under mandate of
the Hoch-Smlth resolution.
The examiners recommend that
all livestock rates, both east and
west bound be on a cents per hun
dred pounds basis, with minimum
weights for standard carloads of
cattle, 26000 pounds, sheep double
deck 20,000 puonds, hogs double
deck 25,000 pounds, and varying
lesser minimum weights for single
deck carloads of calves, of sheep,
and of hogs.
The new proposed rates from
Heppner on carloads not exceeding
the suggested minimum weights, to
Portland are 30 cents lower per car
on cattle, $12.00 lower on sheep and
lambs double deck and $22.75 lower
on hogs double deck, than the pre
sent rates; to Msisouri river mar
kets the proposed rates are $13.00
higher per car on cattle and $14.40
lowre on sheep double deck; to Chi
cago $25.00 higher per car on cattle
and $4.60 lower on sheep double
deck; to San Francisco with dis
tance computed via Bend and Kla
math Falls, $28.00 lower per car on
cattle than the present lowest rate,
$71.00 lower on sheep double deck
and $128.80 lower on hogs double
The above figures have been fur
nished by the Northwestern Live
stock Shippers Traffic league, the
organization through which ten
state livestock and farm organiza
tions are cooperating in the defense
of the livestock interests of the
MRS. MIKESEIX REMEMBERED
A pretty surprise party was ar
ranged for Grandma Mikesell on
July 3rd by her daughter, Mrs.
Ranck and a few of her close
friends. Mrs. Mikesell was com
pletely surprised as she was seated
on the big porch at the Wlllard
Herren home where she is being
cared for. As she looked up her
friends were all about her, wishing
her many returns of the day and
presenting her with a shower of
nice presents. The cakes were dec
orated with tiny flags and ice cream
and cake were served, a most en
joyable time being had. Those pres
ent were Mesdames L. W. Briggs,
W. T. Campbell, E. F. Campbell, F.
R. Spauldlng, Mattie Adkins, Jennie
Booher, Emma Ranck, Willard Her
ren and Miss Opal Briggs. The la
dies all promised to call on Grand
ma again in 1930, but they may
have a hard time working so suc
cessful a surprise another year.
The management of the Ameri
can Legion swimming pool makes
the announcement that classes In
swimming are being organized. The
instruction is being given by Gor
don Ridings, U. of O. senior who is
in charge of the tank. It is hoped
to organize classes for both children
and adults, and the hours for in
struction have been set for 10 to 12
each morning except Monday. This
Instruction has been made possible
by the cooperation of the local chap
ter of the Red Cross, of which Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney is president No
charge will be made for the lessons,
although the usual fee for swim
ming will be collected to cover pool
MILL NEARLY READY.
A. G. Reschke, president and own
er of the Heppner Pine Lumber
company, was in the city this morn
ing transacting business in connec
tion with reopening the old Slocum
mill being rehabilitated by the com
pany. He reports repair work near
ly completed, and the machinery
will be put in operation within
few days. Mr. Reschke has been
spending the last two weeks In
Portland looking after the sales end
of the business, and has a good mar
ket lined up for the output, he says.
Shortly after the mill opens the
lumber will be brought to Heppner
by truck for shipment over the O.-
W. R. & N.
Fay Bucknum is seriously ill at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Ritchie in this city.
LEAGUE PLAY ENDS
Locals Defeat Arlington
13-2 in Hectic Final
Won Lost Pet.
Heppner .. 9
Last Sunday's Results
At HeDnner 13. Arlington 2: at Fos
sil 2, Wasco 1; at Condon 10, lone 3.
One-sided, yet Interesting, was the
game at Rodeo field Sunday in
which Heppner emerged the 13-2
victor over Arlington in the final
game of the Wheatland league ser
ies. There was nothing at stake for
either Heppner or Arlington, both
clubs being well down the line in
the percentage column and this
may have accounted for the slack
Wasco is practically assured the
pennant, in spite of her 2-1 defeat
by Fossil Sunday. She has lost only
two games while Condon, her near
est competitor, has lost three. Both
Condon and Wasco have protested
games with Fossil for the league to
decide, but as both protests are bas
ed on the same charge the decision
should make no difference in the
team standings. Wasco protested
Sunday's game with Fossil charging
ineligibility of players.
Arlington winds up in the cellar,
while Heppner ends as second runner-up
In the league standings.
Ione's 10-3 defeat by Condon Sun
day puts her just above Arlington.
Condon has a postponed game with
Fossil which will be played Sunday.
Heppner scored at least one run
In every inning except the seventh
and eighth against Arlington, and
in the fifth made six tallies when
ten batsmen faced Montague before
the side was retired. In this inning
six hits and two walks were re
sponsible for the scoring. Arling
ton s runs came one in the eighth
and one in the ninth, Drake suc
ceeding In keeping the visitors well
in hand throughout But one of the
runs was made off him, a three
bagger by Groat and Dodson's sac
rifice bringing in the tally in the
The big lead caused Heppner to
turn Arlington's half of the ninth
into a burlesque for the benefit of
the stands. "Bus" Gentry relieved
Drake In the box, "Ducky" going
behind the bat, while other mem
bers shifted positions. The first two
batters were tossed out at first, then
Parrish singled and stole second,
Pete Fisk stepping on first base un
noticed on the play. Wagner walk
ed, filling the bases. Then Bailey
hit scoring Parrish, and P. Fisk
was caught at home for the third
The local management is consid
ering holding the team together for
some post-season games. At pres
ent the Umatilla Indians are being
contacted and it is possible they
will appear here in the near future.
Hemiiston, winner of the Umatilla
county league, is also being consid
ered for a game here if arrange
ments can be made. The local team
ended the league season consider
ably in debt and it is hoped some
good post-season games will help
make up the deficit
R H O A E
2 4 11 0 0
Gentry, c ..
.5 0 2 10 2
.4 3 3 0 14
R. Turner, s
L. Turner, m - 5
Sprouls. 2 4
B. Bleakman, 3 4
Cason. 1 -.4
Thomson. 1 - 0
D. Bleakman. r 4 1
Totals 40 13 17 27 22
B. Fisk. s 4
Blackburne. -31 ....4
P. Fisk, c-r 4
Parrish, 1-p 4
Wagner, 1 3
Bailey, m ....3
GroaC r-e 3
McDonald, 2 2
Dodson, 2 0
Montague. D-l-3 1
Totals .28 2 7 24 15
Earned runs, Heppner 7, Arlington
1 : three base hits, B. Bleakman, Groat ;
first base on errors. Heppner 3, Arling
ton 1; two base hits, Erwin. Gentry.
Groat. P. Fisk; struck out by Drake 9.
by Montague 2, by Parrish 3; double
plays. Blackburne-McDonald, P. Flsk
Blackburne; sacrifice. Dodson.
A "WINDY" CONTEST.
There has long been contention
between the sexes as to which Is
the most adept at talking and gen
eral long-windedness. As a feature
for the opening exercises of Bible
school we are staging a contest
which we expect to settle this con
troversy once for all. Come and see
The morning worship service be
gins at 10:50 and the sermon sub
ject will be, "God's Present Power."
The evening song service begins
at eight and the sermon subject will
be, "Advantages of the Old Book."
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
4-H CLUB TO riCNIC.
4-H club members and parents of
the south end of the county, will
picnic at the W. H. French farm
Sunday, July 15. An excellent pro
gram has been prepared. Club
members will be present from lone.
Gooseberry, Hardman, Eight Mile
and Pine City.
Dr. A. H. Johnston made a hur
ried call to the mountains Saturday
night, going to the R. Voile camp,
where he found Mrs. Voile to be
quite seriously 111.