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    nn Historic Society.
Volume 46, Number 21.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Ranchers Visit Council;
State Says Safe Supply
Should be Had.
Mayor and Councilman Make Trip
of Inspection; McCaleb Leads
Willow Creek Road Talk.
Averring that diversion of water
from Willow creek for the use of
the city of Heppner water depart
ment had coat them several thous
and dollars since the installation of
the pipe line from the mountains,
and that the city had failed to make
good its contract with some of the
ranchers that it would put as much
water back into the creek as it
took out, a delegation of upper Wil
low creek ranchers appeared be
fore the council Monday evening to
ask that the city protect their
rights another year. They declared
that at no time since the installa
tion of the pipe line have they had
water to sufficiently irrigate the
second crop of alfalfa.
In the group appearing before the
council were Frank Wilkinson, R. I.
Thompson, W. H. Cleveland and
Frank Monahan. The ranchers ask
ed that the city leave the water in
the creek for a period of some fifty
days during the driest part of the
season, and offered the suggestion
that the city water supply be pump
ed from wells during the period.
No definite agreement was reached
with the council though it was
promised that the city would do
what it could to comply with the
In answering the ranchers as to
what the city has done toward re
placing water now taken from the
creek W. E. Pruyn, city water sup
ervisor, advised that the entire flow
of Ditch creek has been diverted
Into Willow creek, and a check
that he had made Monday revealed
It to then have been flowing a
stream of 75,000 gallons in 24 hours,
or about one-fourth of the total city
water supply. 1
An information from Frederick
D. Strieker, state health officer, that
the city should take Immediate
steps to secure a safe, potable water
supply was read. The Information
was given following the recent ex
amination of the local water supply
by an engineer from Mr. Strieker's
Acting on this advice, as well as
the request of the ranchers, the
council In a body, accompanied by
a well driller, made a trip of inves
tigation to the forks of Willow
creek yesterday in an attempt to
determine the feasibility of drilling
for artesian water. The council was
given the opinion of one well driller
last fall that it was quite probable
artesian? water could be obtained
in this vicinity, as the topographical
situation Is quite favorable.
W. L. McCaleb, county roadmas
ter, appeared before the council to
find out its will in proceeding with
Improvement of the Willow creek
road. He Bald the county road crew
had now proceeded as far In both
directions from its present camp as
was possible, and before moving
he wished to find out which way
the city would rather have the crew
move. The advice was asked be
cause of the $4000 of city money
which was matched with a like
amount from the county for the Im
provement of the road. The road
is now graded from the Cleveland
ranch to what is known as the
"Butcher Bill" ranch. Mr. McCaleb
suggested that it was more feasible
to proceed with the work on to
wards the forks of Willow creek as
the ground there Is in better shape
to work at the present time. The
lower end next to the city Is rockier
and can better be worked in wet
weather. The council on motion
gave Mr. McCaleb authority to pro
ceed as he thought best, though the
money Is to be expended this side
of the forks of Willow creek.
In the discussion of the Willow
creek road situation it developed
. that a very dangerous place exists
in the county road on the Coal Mine
hill. Mr. McCaleb explained that
the work was not completed at this
point when the crew was there last
year as snow caused the work to
be abandoned. As it now stands this
place is very narrow and when It
rains It Is very difficult to hold a
car or truck on the grade. Ranch
ers at the meeting who must travel
this road declared their intention of
presenting a petition to the county
court at Its meeting yesterday to
have an emergency declared to
exist at this point that it may be
fixed before wet weather Bets In,
when they say a real emergency
will exist. Mr. McCalob expressed
the opinion that the present is the
time to do the work, for after wet
weather comes it would be far more
difficult and expensive.
Twenty thousand dollars was pro
vided in the county market road
bond Issue for the Willow creek
road and the $8000 of county and
city money was to be expended In
addition. The $4000 of city money
to be expended was money due the
city from the county on account of
the city's apportionment of the gen
eral road levy.
v In a communication to the coun
cil L. R. Stockman of Baker, engin
eer In charge of the recent city
water works improvement, quoted
figures on Installation of water met-
Mr. Burgess Describes
Fine New Fox Theater
"One of the greatest experiences
of my life was had at the opening
of the new Fox theater In San
Francisoa," declared James M. Bur
gess, superintendent of schools, who
returned to Heppner the first of the
week after taking summer school
work at Stanford university. The
trip north as far as Portland was
made on the S. S. Admiral Benson.
The theater as described by Mr.
Burgess is the very latest word In
show houses. When attending the
theater. If one arrives by car, he
is met by an attendant who hands
him a check, takes the car and
parks it; if the car needs service
this Is cared for while one is en-
Joying the Bhow. Just Inside the
entrance another attendant takes
any articles one wishes checked,
hands out a check and takes them
out of the way. On leaving the
theater another attendant takes
the checks as one starts out and
the checked articles are In waiting
on arrival at the main entrance,
there being a large, richly adorned
lounge through which one passes in
reaching the exit, making it possi
ble for the attendants to arrange
the latter unexcellable service. Su
perb pieces of art are hung along
the walls, which one cannot help
but stop to admire.
If one arrives in the middle of the
feature and does not wish to be
seated immediately, if a man, he
may retire to the third floor under
the ground by means of elevator
or gradually sloping ramp, where
richly decorated lounge rooms are
provided, some of the tables and
chairs in which came from the pal
ace of the late Czar of Russia. Fa
cilities for playing bridge are here
provided, smoking is permitted, and
many other provisions made for the
extreme comfort of patrons. Separ
ate lounge rooms are provided for
the ladies. Ramps or elevators
again convey one to the balconies
in the theater proper, these being
triple-decked. One of the outstand
ing features of the theater Is the
very large orchestra augmented by
a 100-voice chorus. A disappearing
platform is used to drop the orhes-
tra out of sight at Intervals and
replace It with the chorus in a most
unique and almost magical manner.
All of this may. be taken in at
the popular prices of 50 cents for
loges and 35 cents for main floor
or balcony seats. All service given
Is free with the exception of the car
service charges which are paid the
attendant when he arrives with the
car as you leave. The theater is
magnificent almost beyond descrip
tion, and leaves the impression of
having visited a fairyland. The big
feature of the opening was the ap
pearance of all Fox movie stars.
Mr. Burgess went to Pendleton
Tuesday to meet Mrs. Burgess who
had just returned from an extended
visit at Gothamburg, Neb., and
Sioux City, Iowa, in company with
her sister, Mrs. M. T. Wire of Pen
dleton. At Sioux City the ladies at
tended the marriage of a niece. Mr.
and Mrs. Burgess leave today for
Elk lake, Deschutes county, where
they will spend two weeks of vaca
tion before returning to Heppner
when Mr. Burgess will complete
preparations for the opening of
Ask Missing Books be
Returned to Library
The following books have been
noted as missing from the shelves
of the Heppner Public library. Bor
rowers kindly return as soon as
possible. Books may be left at F.
W. Turner's office or at the library
in the council chambers Wednes
days or Saturdays, 3 to 5 p. m.
Lawrence: Revolt in the Desert.
Drinkwater: Mr. Charles, King of
Porter: Our Young Aeroplane
Scouts on the Marne.
: Beth Anne Goes to School.
Stokes: Motor Maids in Fair Jap
an. Pumphreys: Pilgrim Stories.
Webster: American Family.
Johnston: To Have and to Hold.
Evarts: Spanish Acres.
Wharton: False Dawn.
Sedgwick: The Old Countess.
: Ben Com re.
Dennett: Prisoners of the Last
: The Jungle.
Ostenso: Wild Geese.
For Sale Two purebred male
German shepherd pups, $25 each.
Mrs. Werner Rietmann, lone. 21-22p.
era as well as figures on modern
chlorlnatlon plants. His letter was
filed for future reference.
S. P. Devin, chief of police, called
attention to the fact that several
barbed wire fences exist In the city
In violation of an ordinance pro
hibiting the same and asked wheth
er the ordinance should be enforc
ed. It waB the opinion of the mayor
and councllmen that as long as
such an ordinance was on the stat
ute books It should be enforced, and
that if the people do not desire the
ordinance enforced they should
have It repealed.
The council authorized Jos. J.
Nys, city attorney, to proceed with
actions to vacate two city streets,
petition for which has been made
by property holders. Both streets
are little used and by vacating
them the city relinquishes the re
sponsibility of keeping them up
One street lies between the court
house and the M. D. Clark ' resi
dence, while the other is between
the Bauman and Hagcr properties
in south Heppner,
Paymeut of bills and other rou
tine business was regularly disposed
of. v
Mrs. Joseph Burgoyne
Buried at Lexington
Funeral services were held at
Lexington on Friday for Mrs. Anna
Burgoyne who passed away at
Portland on Wednesday, July 31,
following a protracted Illness. Mrs.
Burgoyne was long a resident of
the Lexington community where
she lived with her husband and
family and was highly respected.
With her husband, Joseph Bur
goyne, she removed to Portland
some two years ago. She was born
in Indiana in 1850. She Is survived
by her husband and two children,
a son and daughter.
We extend to the friends and
neighbors at Lexington our sincere
thanks for their assistance, and ex
pressions of sympathy In our be
reavement; also for the beautiful
floral offerings.
Joseph Burgoyne and family.
Miss Peggy Thompson was a bus
iness visitor in Echo on Monday.
Melville brothers were business
visitors in Pendleton on Saturday.
F. H. Hlggins who has been em
poyed on the West Camp ranch left
with his wife and family on Satur
day for Spokane where they will
visit with Mrs. Higglns' sister.
Wllford Gelger and Gilbert White
accompanied by Misses Margaret
Melville and Gertrude Tichenor mo
tored to Heppner on Thursday eve
ning. A number of our young people
attended the dance at Heppner on
Saturday evening.
Mrs. Merle Bennett underwent a
minor operation Tuesday of last
week when she had her tonsils re
moved. Dr. Alfred Christopherson
of Hermlston performed the oper
ation. Mike Sepanek and daughter Ber
tha were business visitors In Hepp
ner on Monday.
Chas. Meville and Gilbert White
motored to Echo on a business mis
sion last Sunday afternoon.
Willard Hawley was a Sunday
evening guest of Mr. and Mrs. Irl
Mrs. Merle Bennett accompanied
by Mrs. Irl Clary motored to Her
mlston on a business mission Mon
day afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Moorehead
and son of Pine City were recent
guests of Mrs. Moorehead's sister
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Bowman of Echo.
Mrs. Anna Schmidt and son Al
fred were Echo visitors on Satur
day. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Neill of Pine
City were business visitors in Hepp
ner quite recently.
Miss Margaret Melville spent
Sunday with friends in Heppner.
Rudolph Geiger was a Sunday
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Thomp
son. W. F. Matlock, agent of Rawlelgh
products, was through this vicinity
on Monday. He reports traveling
very hard because of the rough con
dition of the country roads. Appar
ently the roads are not going to get
any better either so long as the
wheat trucks are In action.
Several sacks of wheat have been
stolen from the ranches along the
market road between Lexington
and Sand Hollow. It has become
necessary for Sheriff Bauman to
visit this part of the county occa
sionally. The ranchers are in hopes
he will get his man.
Miss Bertha Sepanek was a bus
iness visitor In Lexington on Thurs
Claud Flnley and Irl Clary were
business visitors in Lexington Sun
day. G. L. Bennett was a business vis
itor In Hermiston on Friday.
The Sunday dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. George Lambirth were
the latter's sister and brother-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bennett and
grand daughter, Juanita Nirschel,
of Pendleton, also Willard Hawley
and Urover Sibley.
Miss Peggy Thompson was a
Monday evening guest of Miss Ger
trude Tichenor.
Merle Bennett and Willard Haw
ley spent Thursday and Friday In
Miss Celathea Lambirth was a
week-end guest of her cousin, Mrs.
A. Hlatt of Echo.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Llndsey and
children Bruce and Annie Ree were
Wednesday evening guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Claud Flnley.
Mrs. John Nirschel and sister,
Miss Ruth Bennett returned to the
former's home in Pendleton follow
ing a three weeks' visit with rela
tives and friends in Portland.
Olin Ritchy of Lexington was a
Sunday guest of Miss Peggy
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Bennett and
niece, Juanita Nirschel, were Sun
day guests of Mrs. Bennett's sister
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. McDanlol of Rhea creek. Mrs.
McDanlel's and Mrs. Bennett's bro
ther and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs,
Marion Hayes of Portland were
also guests at the Rhea creek home.
Thoy are on their vacation and
stopped to call on Mr. Hayes' sisters
while en route to Yellowstone and
Glacier National parks.
Earle Williams left the employ of
G. L. Bennett on Saturday and is
visiting in Pendleton.
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school
superintendent, is in Salem this
week, attending the superintend
ents' convention.
Frances Doherty, clerk at the
First National bank, departed Sat
urday on his vacation, being spent
at the coast
Glenn Robison, Miss Eva
Stange of Longview,
Die in Columbia.
(lone Correspondent)
lone, Ore. This community was
shocked late Sunday evening when
word reached here that Glenn Rob
ison 15 and Eva Stange 17 were
drowned about 4 o'clock in the Col
umbia river near Alderdale ferry.
Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Robison and
Glenn and Miss Eva Stange, who
has been spending the summer at
the Robison home, drove to the
river in the afternoon and Mr. Rob
ison and his son were swimming a
short distance away from where
the others were In the water. Glenn
evidently became exhausted and
called for help. His father hasten
ed to help him and In trying to save
him almost lost his own life. When
Glenn called Miss Stange also went
to his assistance. She took time to
remove her dress but failed to take
off her shoes, which made swim
ming harder for her. When Mr.
Robison first noticed her In the
water she was drowning. In his ex
hausted state he tried to save her
but could not. From the shore,
Mrs. Robison, helpless and fright
ened, witnessed the tragedy.
Miss Stange's" body was recovered
in about twenty minutes, but the
efforts of the friends failed to re
suscitate her. Glenn's body was not
found until early the next morning.
Both bodies were taken to Heppner
where they were prepared for bur
ial. Funeral services for Glenn Robi
son were held in lone Baptist
church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing. Interment was made at Mary
hill, Wash., cemetery Tuesday af
ternoon. Rev. Mr. Jordan, pastor
of the Maryhill church, had charge
of the services. He was assisted
by Rev. W. W. Head, pastor of the
Congregational church at lone.
Glenn was an only child.
Miss Eva Stange's body was
shipped to Longview, Wash., Tues
day night where funeral services
were held today. Eva was the eld
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal
lick Stange. The family lived for
years near lone and only three
years ago moved to Lrgview. She
leaves to mourn her loss besides
her mother and father, two sisters
and a brother.
The bereaved parents have the
sympathy of the entire community.
Mrs. T. J. Humphreys departed
Monday evening for Portland to
join her husband and spend a few
days in the city for Buyers' week.
After a visit to Seattle to take in a
portion of the convention of the
Christian church, Mr. and Mrs.
Humphreys will return home, being
accompanied by their daughter,
Miss Evelyn, and niece, Miss Mar
garet Rood, who will spend their
vacation here.
Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of
Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. Wilson's
mother, Mrs. Anna Allen of Van
couver, Wash., arrived In the city
Tuesday evening for a visit of a
few days at the home of Mr. Wil
son's father, Wm. Wilson, and other
relatives residing here. They made
the trip by motor.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Misner of
Bronxville, N. Y., arrived Monday
at the home of Mrs. Misner's bro
ther, C. W. Smith, county agent
They departed today for Palouse
and Spokane accompanied by Mrs.
Smith and the children who will vis
it relatives in Washington for a
The Misses Mary and Marjorie
Clark have as their house guest
this week, Miss Nancy Peterson of
Spokane, a sorority sister. Miss
Peterson was a teacher at Tonas
kct, Wash., during the past year un
der Edward Notson, principal.
Sam Carmack, who long years
ago was a prominent resident of
Heppner, is in the city this week,
renewing old acquaintances. Mr.
Carmack Is remembered by only a
few of the old timers, as ho left
here more than 35 years ago.
County Clerk Gay Anderson and
family returned on Tuesday after
spending their vacation at Vancou
ver, Wash., and Portland, visiting
with relatives. They spent a few
days at the coast while away.
The big Legion convention is on
at Salem this week. Harold Cohn
is representing Heppner post while
the Auxiliary is represented by Mes-
dames P. M. Gemmell, J. G. Barratt
and D. A. Wilson.
C. A. Minor and son Ellis were
visitors here on Tuesday from Her
miston. The elder Mr. Minor is
slowly recovering from a recent
spell of sickness.
John Kenny who was In town
Wednesday from his farm home up
Hinton creek expected to start the
combine on his place today.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Wilcox, resid
ing below Lexington, were visitors
In this city for a short time on
Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Rosetta Deos of Lyle, Wash
Is visiting for two weeks at the
home of her aunt, Mrs. Alva W.
pondent Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hale and
daughter Miriam were called home
from Hidaway springs on Monday
by the death of Mrs. Hale's nephew,
Glenn Robison.
I. R. Robison's brother and wife,
and his two sisters, Miss Florence
Robison and Mrs. Goss, all from
Washington, were here Tuesday to
attend the funeral services for
Glenn Robison.
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Gabbert
and daughter and Wilfred Reynolds
of Portland, and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Gabbert of Berkeley, Cal.,
visited recently at the Fred Mankin
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day of last week were record
breakers for heat in lone. The
thermometer registered 100 each
Mrs. Ida Fletcher spent Friday
and Saturday in The Dalles visiting
her two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Cal
andra and Miss Rosa Fletcher who
is taking nurses training at The
Dalles hospital.
Mrs. Walter Roberts, Mrs. Fred
Nichoson and Mrs. Victor Rietmann
returned home last Thursday after
a pleasant visit in Portland. On the
way home the Rietmann car in
which they were making the trip
was forced off the road by another
car. No one was injured but the
Rietmann's car was so badly dam
aged that It had to be repaired be
fore the ladies could continue their
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hale and
daughter Miriam left early Satur
day morning for an outing at Hid
away springs.
Saturday L. P. Davidson received
word of the death of his sister, Mrs.
Frank Lynch. Mrs. Lynch's home
was in Spokane but she died at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Todd, in
Yakima. She was 59 years old and
left to mourn her loss her husband,
two daughters and two sons. Fun
eral services were Monday at Spo
kane. Mr. and Mrs. Davidson left
here Sunday, making the trip to
Spokane by auto.
A little daughter was born Sat
urday, August 3, to Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Ahalt The mother and
baby, named Evelyn Joyce, are be
ing cared fdV at Mrs. M. Jordan's
Cole Smith and family made a
business trip to Portland last week.
Charley Allinger made a business
trip to Portland last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bullard and
three children left Monday for
Portland. As soon as possible after
their arrival Wallace the youngest
child will undergo an operation for
the removal of adenoids and tonsils
and the last of the week Mrs. Bul
lard will have a major operation.
Their surgeon is Dr. W. Donald
Nickelsen who Is a nephew of Mrs.
Bullard. Elsworth and Eleanor
Bullard will remain with their aunt,
Mrs. Frohn, in Hood River.
Saturday Fred McMurray install
ed a two-unit Surge milking ma
chine on his dairy farm above town.
This machine is manufactured by
the Pine Tree Milking Machine
company of Chicago. C. R. Swaney
of Seattle superintended the instal
lation of the machinery and remain
ed for several days to see that all
was In good working order. Mr.
McMurray Is now milking 18 cows
but plans on increasing his herd.
Besides his electric milking mach
ine, he is using an electric De Laval
cream separator and has an electric
stove and lights in his home.
Mrs. George Ritchie has as her
guests the first of the week, Mr.
and Mrs. Hoech of The Dalles, and
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. George Casebolt, who re
side in Missouri.
At a meeting of the district boun
dary board held in Heppner on
Saturday the petition of lone dis
trict to have a certain portion of
district fourteen transferred to this
district was denied.
On Sunday afternoon the swim
ming pupils of Miss Eva Balsiger
gave a demonstration which was
both entertaining and instructive.
She has thirteen children under in
struction and the work they have
accomplished in two weeks time
was a surprise to all. Miss Balsiger
leaves the last of this week for the
Y. W. C. A. camp near Baker to
take up her work as life guard.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bristow and
son Walter and F. H. Robinson
spent Sunday in the mountains.
A serious accident was narrowly
averted on Wednesday evening of
last week when L. P. Davidson,
driving onto Main street at the
Congregational church, collided
with the R. M. Akers car driven
by Mr. Akers. No one was hurt
but both cars were badly damaged.
On Tuesday morning of last week
our mall and express was delivered
by truck because of the wreck of
train No. 129 at 11 o'clock the night
before. Part of the train left the
track six miles west of lone. The
trouble was caused by a sun-kinked
rail. No one was injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rankin were
Portland visitors last week where
they went to see Mr. Rankin's fath
er who has been 111 for many weeks.
They found the sick man slightly
improved but the attending physi
cians gave them no hopes for his
recovery. When Mr. and Mrs. Ran
kin returned they were accompan
ied by Mr. Rankin's mother who
came up for a few days of much
needed rest
The Women's Relief Corps will
hold its regular meeting on Wednes
day, August 14, at 2:30, at the Le
gion hall.
Mrs. John Lawther and baby
have returned to their home In the
city from Morrow General hospital.
Heppner-Spray Route
on Way to Reality
With surfacing now under way
of six miles of the Heppner-Spray
road from the Junction with the
John Day highway four miles above
Spray, this route into the interior
is beginning to take on the form
of actuality, says Jasper Crawford,
who made the trip last week end
on the way home from Bend. The
grade has been broken from the
end of the macadamized section
above Hardman clear to the John
Day, and even in its present rough
state is being traveled by some peo
ple who find it more convenient to
take this route.
Senator R. J. Carsner who was
interviewed at Spray made the trip
across from Heppner over this road
the end of last week, and encoun
tered no difficulty getting through,
while J. B. Huddleston and Miss
Bess Huddleston were met near the
end of the road on the other side of
the mountains, having traversed
the worst part of it successfully.
Coming toward Heppner the new
grade affords a heavy pull, for
aside from being quite steep the
freshly graded dirt has been drug
to the center of the road with hard
ly enough room on either side for
a car to travel without getting two
wheels Into the dirt. A car should
be in good condition before trying
to make it across. Going the other
way, however, all the new construc
tion is on the down slope and can
be traveled more easily.
Mr. Carsner is authority for the
statement that with the completion
of the six mile stretch now being
surfaced, 28 miles all told of the 52
will have been completed. A pass
able road now exists from the Rhea
creek market road to the macadam
ized stretch some six miles above
Hardman, and with the settling of
the new grade and the travel that
will go over it before snow flies, the
entire route should be in fair trav
eling condition by next summer.
At the present time the road Is
good from Mitchell across to Ser
vice creek, a large portion of It hav
ing been surfaced by Wheeler coun
ty as a part of the county's market
road program, and much time can
be saved in coming to Heppner
from Bend by taking this route to
the John Day highway then by way
of Condon or Monument, the latter
road to Heppner now being In good
condition though unsurfaced.
Popular lone Couple Wed;
Leave for Cleveland, Ohio
Clone Correspondent)
At a quiet home wedding on Wed
nesday evening, July 31, Miss Thel
ma Morgan became the bride of Mr.
Thomas Davidson. The marriage
was solemnized at 9 o clock in the
evening at the home of the bride
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P.
Davidson. The simple but impres
sive ring service of the Cogrega
tional church was read by Rev. W.
W. Head. The bride wore a beau
tiful gown of pale gold georgette.
She was unattended and carried no
Only immediate relatives of the
bride and groom were present to
witness the ceremony.
Mrs. Davidson Is the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mor
gan. She has attended high school
in lone and is very popular with
the younger set
Mr. Davidson is the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Davidson. He
is a graduate of Oregon State col
lege. He taught two years in the
high shool at Madras and last year
was a successful teacher of math
ematics and athletics In the lone
high school.
The young people left on Thurs
day by auto for Cleveland, Ohio,
where Mr. Davdison has a position
in tne research laboratory of the
American Gas association. The best
wishes of the whole community go
with them.
Those witnessing the marriage
ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Morgan and children, Mildred,
Lloyd, Bobby and Billy, Mr. and
Mrs. L. P. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs.
H. D. McCurdy and children Maxlne
and Harlan, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Ries and children, Delvena, Edla,
Tina and John Arthur of Toppen
ish, Wash., and Mrs. Ray Beezeley
and two sons, Lewis and Jess Ray
of Ellensburg, Wash.
Rev. Thomas J. Brady, Pastor.
Next Sunday, August 11, there
will be mass in the Catholic church
of Heppner at 8:30 o'clock, and also
confessions and distribution of Holy
Communion and giving of Benedic
tion of the Blessed Sacrament
There will be no mass in lone
next Sunday as far as the pastor
can at this writing determine, as
arrangements for another priest
have not been completed. Should
the pastor be alone next Sunday
there will be but one mass and
that in Heppner at the aforemen
tioned hour. Rev. Father Leo
Walsh, O. S. B., who has replaced
the pastor for the last three Sun
days left for Mount Angel last Sat
urday, and It Is probable that an
other Bencdlctlone priest will be
here for next Sunday, In which
event there will be mass In lone at
the home of Mr. P. J. O'Meara at
Rev. Father Thomas J. Brady has
made all arrangements for a pro
tracted stay in a hospital and he
will leave the parish to his succes
sor to manage and administer.
Friday, August 9, will be the feast
of St. John Baptist Marie Vianney,
and there will be a high mass in
the church on that day at 8 o'clock,
preceded by confessions and the
distribution of Holy Communion.
Harvesting Half Through
But Hauling Peak Not
Reached Here.
The peak of the wheat hauling
season has not yet been reached
at Heppner, and so far it Is Impos
sible to get an exact check on yields.
Reports are that the north part of
the county is quite generally
through harvest while the south
Eight Mile and Hardman sections
are Just getting well under way.
The Blackhorse and Heppner flat
districts are now well along and
will be finishing Inside of two
Estimates only are available at
this time as to the outcome of the
1929 crop, but reports seem to Indi
cate that the total yield will exceed
1928 though will be far under the
bumper 1927 crop. Heppner ware
houses have already received some
200,000 bushels of the new crop
which is something more than a
third of the total expected receipts
for the season. Checking against
receipts up to a like period in pre
vious years it Is probable that
slightly more than 500,000 bushels
of the new crop will be handled
through the Heppner houses. Lex
ington, it is certain, will handle
anyway as much, while other points
on the branch combined will take
care of a like amount from yield
reports of the different sections,
making the total estimated county
yield something In excess of a mil
lion and a half bushels, though It
is not probable it will reach the
2,000,000 bushel mark.
It has been extremely difficult to
estimate yields this season, declares
C. W. Smith, county agent as there
has been a wide discrepancy in the
production of lands that ordinarily
yield much the same. Some excep
tionally good crops are being har
vested in places but the average Is
not holding up as well as was ex
pected early in the season. A few
hot days in May cut the yield ma
terially in some of the earlier de
veloping sections in the north end
of the county.
It is noted that the grain is grad
ing very light on the whole. Chas.
Swindig, manager of the Heppner
Farmer's Elevator company, states
that so far the wheat has probably
not averaged above number two
grade. One favorable condition he
notes, however, is the much smaller
percentage of smut than ordinary
in the grain handled by them.
It is estimated that locally about
50 per cent of the new crop is sold
while reports from lone and Lex
ington indicate that this Is true
there also. A small percentage of
the wheat so far sold brought the
high price of the season, and the
average price received is indicated
to be very little more than a dollar.
Bearish market reports have been
the order for the last week with
drops of from one to five cents re
corded. Selling has been at a stand
still during this period, though it Is
expected by buyers that new inter
est will be shown as soon as the
market takes a turn for the better.
The saving feature of the 1929
growing season seems to have been
the good rains along about the mid
dle of June, though these were not
general over all the wheat sections.
Disappointment was experienced In
the amount of moisture contained
in what appeared to have been the
big snow of last winter, this leav
ing only a fraction of the moisture
that was anticipated from the depth
of the snow. What drawbacks there
may have been earlier in the season
are now being partly compensated
for by exceptionally fine harvesting
Mrs. Walter Jepson and baby
have returned to their home on
Rhea creek.
John Kirk received numerous
cuts and bruises Monday when he
fell off a truck load of wheat on the
Heppner grade. He has found It
necessary to carry his arm in a
sling for a while.
Mrs. Pearl Howell has returned
to her home In town following her
recent operation.
Mrs. Clarence Moore and baby
have returned to their home In
Alvin McCabe of lone received a
sprained ankle Sunday in an auto
accident near Condon, when the
auto beame unmanageable and ran
into a telephone pole. Mildred
Keene was injured in the same ac
cident by glass from the broken
A quiet wedding was solemnized
at the home of the brides parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Devin, on Wed
nesday morning, when their daugh
ter, Leora, was united in marriage
to Mr. Adolph Hayden, Rev. F. R.
Spaulding, pastor of the Methodist
church, performing the ceremony.
Immediate relatives of the family,
only, were present. Following a
wedding breakfast the young peo
ple departed by auto on a honey
moon trip to Bend, Crater Lake and
other points of Interest. Their fu
ture home will be at Stanfleid, near
which place Mr. Hayden Is engaged
In farming on an irrigated tract.
The bride has been a teacher In the
Stanfleid schools for the past two
years, is a graduate of Heppner
high school and a native daughter
of Heppner, having a host of friends
here who extend hearty congratulations.