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nn Htato1 Society,
Volume 46, Number 32.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Stan field is Host; Large
Class Initiated; Busy
Time Had.
Morrow and Umatilla county Po
monas met In joint session at Stan
field on Thursday, October 17. This
meeting proved one of the most in
teresting and instructive Pomona
meetings that the writer has attend
ed. A large crowd assembled for the
business session in the morning, at
which time the reports of the sub
ordinate granges of both counties
were read, nearly all showing
growth. Two subordinates report
building new grange homes to start
in the early winter months. Many
helpful suggestions were offered by
Geo. A. Palmiter, worthy state mas
ter. By vote of the order, Morrow
County District Pomona name was
changed to Morrow County Po
mona. About three hundred guests were
served during the noon hour at a
sumptuous cafeteria dinner, besides
the down-town lunch rooms being
In the afternoon a splendid pro
gram under the supervision of Mor
row County Pomona lecturer was
enjoyed. The Irrigon Club band
added materially to the program
with its "peppy" music. Vocal solos
and quartet numbers completed the
musical features while several hu
morous readings added zest
In his address Brother Palmiter
mentioned some of the achieve
ments in which the grange has had
a vital part law making, postal
service, etc. He also spoke of the
future projects In which the grange
is interested, Including lieutenant
governor for Oregon, development
of natural resources, income tax,
farm relief bill, and the effect of the
proposed Hawley-Smoot bill.
The business of the evening ses
sion Included the adoption of sever
al resolutions: First, favoring a
committee on public domain for Or
egon the names endorsed by Baker
County Pomona, Messrs. Phillips of
Baker, Warner of Pendleton and
Jameson of Prlnevllle; second, Uma
tilla County Pomona favoring the
proposed provision of funds for a
much needed court house at Pen
dleton; third, thanking Stanfield
grange for their royal hospitality.
A band concert opened the eve
ning program. The beautiful grange
memorial ceremony was read in
memory of Warren Cool of Willows
grange, who passed away on Octo
ber 11. A drill by the Willows drill
team, composed of the young folks
of the grange, was much enjoyed.
Greenfield grange exemplified the
degree of Pomona in an Impressive
manner to a class of 32, sixteen be
coming members of Umatilla Pomo
na and sixteen joining Morrow Po
mona. Tableaux of "Hope" and "P.
of H." added beauty and dignity to
the degree work.
As Greenfield grange had the lar
gest delegation when the count was
made at 2 o'clock, the Morrow Coun
ty Pomona banner became its
charge for the next three months.
Everyone in both counties greatly
enjoyed the joint session and hope
to meet together on a future date.
U. P. Offers Excursion
Rates to Livestock Show
Special low coach excursion fares
are announced by the Union Pacific
to stimulate travel to the $100,000
Pacific Intrenatlonal Livestock ex
position to be held at Portland Octo
ber 26 to November 2 inclusive. The
coach excursion fares will apply
from all main and branch line
points on the O. W. R. & N. and
Camas Prairie railroad, east of and
Including Arlington and including
the Bend and Joseph branch lines,
the tickets to be sold for the night
trains, October 25, limited to return
In coaches on any of the regular
trains leaving Portland October 26
to 27.
These special coach excursions
are offered In addition to a blanket
rate of fare and one-third for the
round trip to Portland and return
from all points on the O. W. P.. &
N. and O. S. L. units of the Union
Pacific system.
The Pacific International Live
stock exposition is the largest live
stock exposition in the world, hav
ing 10 acres under one. roof. It will
bring together the finest thorough
bred stock of the entire country.
Chinese pheasant hunting, accord
ing to reports of the State Game
commission has not been as good
in Oregon this season as It has
been in the past. This is said to be
due, in no small measure, to the
fact that the late, cold and rainy
spring cut down the first hatch of
young pheasants. The second and
third hatches, which came In dry
warm weather proved up to normal.
On the other hand quail hunting in
those counties that have an open
season, has been extremely good.
Strange as It may seem, in open
counties there appear .to bo more
birds than there are In those dis
tricts that are closed. This Is due,
It is contended, to the breaking up
of flocks and the consequent cutting
down of Inbreeding, which results
in more non-fertile eggs.
Lions Gain Headway;
Committees are Named
Fixing of dues and discussion of
committee appointments was the
main business before an executive
committee meeting of the Lions
club In Legion hall Tuesday eve
ning. Careful consideration of com
mittee appointments is necessary to
get the right men, and the right
men in the right place is essential
to a successful organization, Is the
belief of Jas. M. Burgess, president
Directors also wanted it to be
known that the Lions club is not
an exclusive organization, and ex
tends the invitation to any desir
ing to become members to make
A lively meeting Monday noon
developed a still more lively inter
est among members, who look for
ward to a great season of activity.
President Burgess Is arranging a
special program of entertainment
for luncheon next Monday, and ex
pressly urges all members to make
it a point to attend.
"Whereas, there is danger of prop
erty damage and Injury to life by
many of the reckless pranks of Hal
lowe'en prowlers that have been
customary in past years; especially
the obstruction of streets which
might result in wrecking automo
biles, and possible loss of life; and
believing that such pranks are in
direct violation of the law, and not
In accord with the spirit of the oc
casion; "Therefore, I, W. G. McCarty,
mayor of the city of Heppner, do
hereby urge the young people of the
city to conduct themselves in a
proper manner, while enjoying the
festivities of the day, and to give
consideration to the life, property
and rights of others. I further here
by give each and every property
holder within the city the power to
arrest any trespassers of a suspic
ious nature, and to turn them over
to the regularly constituted author
"W. G. McCARTY, Mayor."
You may not believe they are but
by whose standard do you Judge?
And do you care whether they are
or not? We are going to talk about
this on Sunday night at the Church
of Christ but the thing that is need
ed most is that we DO something
about It
Our morning service is always
centered about the Lord's table
where we remember His death and
suffering for us. The sermon will
be, "This One Thing I Do."
9:45, a great bible school with a
place for all.
10:50, morning worship. Food for
the soul.
6:45, Christian Endeavor, the
young folks' own meeting.
7:30, the evening service begins
with Bervlce of song.
Preaching at Pine City every Tu
esday night at 7:30.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
Rev. B. Stanley Moore, mlsslon-ary-in-charge.
Holy Communion at 8 o'clock.
Church school at 9:45.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
"A good name is rather to be
chosen than great riches, and loving
favor rather than silver and gold."
Prov. 22:1.
For Sale or Lease 480 acres, 300
plow land balance pasture; fenced
in four fields; plenty water, springs
and well; 6-room house; barn and
other buildings; good garden spot;
1H mile from town. Address Box
43, Heppner. tf.
Mrs. Bert Bleakman delightfully
entertained a number of her friends
at a quilting party Tuesday after
noon. Refreshments were served,
consisting of cake, fruit salad and
Mr. and Mrs. John Byland have
moved to town for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leathers have
gone to Zellah, Wash., where Mr.
Leathers will be employed during
the winter.
Several Hardman hunters enjoy
ed the season. Those killing deer
are John and Carry Hastings, Owen
Leathers, Herbert McDaniel, Chas.
McDaniel, Dick and Gus Steers.
Mrs. Blaine Chapel and Miss Lou
ise Torre motored to Pendleton on
Chas. Furlong of Eight Mile was
a business visitor in Hardman one
day this week.
Klnnard McDaniel and daughter
Elma spent the week end at Lone
Len Knighton and Mrs. Fred Ash
baugh are visiting Mrs. Ashbaugh's
aged father at Bliss, Idaho.
Friends were sorry to learn that
fire destroyed the Wm. Greener
house south of here last Monday.
Mrs. Rodgers was a visitor at the
grade school one day last week.
The Sewing club girls met Friday,
Oct. 18, and elected officers for the
coming year. Those enrolled this
year are Lois Adams, Delsie Bleak
man, Maud Farrens, Neva Bleak
man, Charlotte Adams, Nellie Bleak
man and Dolly Farrens. Mrs. Hat
tie Bleakman has been chosen for
their leader.
Miss Zoe Hadley visited at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Chas. Mc
Daniel last week end.
Wm. Mahrt was absent from the
garage most of last week. He has
been at the Krebs Bros, ranch near
Cecil where he has been installing
a Delco light plant
Opens New Funeral
Home at Heppner
R. C. Phelps, who recently came
to Heppner from Wapato, Wash.,
to make this city his permanent
home, announces the opening of
the Phelps Funeral Home on Mon
day, October 28th, In the Mahoney
residence in southeast Heppner. Mr.
Phelps, who is a licensed embalmer
in both Oregon and Washington,
has had much experience in this
work, and he will have as his as
sistant, Mrs. Phelps. The large
dwelling has been remodeled for the
convenience of their work, a repos
ing room, casket display room, and
preparation room being installed.
Room has also been provided for
holding small funeral services when
desired, and Mr. and Mrs. Phelps
also have their living quarters in
the residence. .A nice little gray
motor hearse, and also a sedan am
bulance will be a part of the equip
ment, Mr. Phelps states, and the
ambulance service will be available
day or night '
Mr. and Mrs. Phelps arrived at
Heppner some four weeks ago, and
they have been quite busy since in
getting the funeral home in readi
ness and properly equipped.
As yet the all-important question
of who is the champion croquet
player of the city has not been set
tled. A battle royal was on the first
of the week at the Phelps court
Messrs. Phelps and Dix contending
with Huston and Humphreys, the
latter being victorious by a scratch,
so the report has it Dix has been
high man during the season and
this has caused Humphreys a lot of
worry, to say nothing of sleepless
nights, lying awake planning how
he was to get the lead, Dix being
the only player that caused him this
unsettled state of mind. The con
test is still on, however, and the
only way to prove the championship
is for Humphreys to take Dix on
single handed, and if he wallops
him, then he may be privileged to
lay claim to champion for the sea
son. We understand the challenge
is out and that this will be the next
battle to occur on the Huston court
After that some of the other play
ers may step in and lick the winner,
no telling.
Mrs Henry Cohn was quite ser
iously burned on the arm and body
Monday morning by scalding water
from a hose she was using to fill
the washing machine at the Cohn
home in this city. The hose slipped
from the machine and the boiling
water was thrown on Mrs. Cohn.
Her injuries required the attention
of a physician.
R. C. Phelps, who is opening a
funeral home at Heppner in the
residence formerly occupied by the
family of W. P. Mahoney, drove to
Yakima on Sunday, being accom
panied on the trip by his nephew,
Claude Hill. The gentlemen return
ed on Wednesday evening, bringing
over a hearse to be used by Mr.
. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rood of Hllls
boro are visiting this week at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hum
phreys. Mr. Rood is a brother of
Mrs. Humphreys and is also one of
the executors of the estate of the
late Mrs. Fannie O. Rood.
Claude Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. Hill of Willow creek, will
make his home in Heppner this win
ter with his uncle and aunt Mr. and
Mrs. R. C. Phelps, and attend high
W. W. Bechdolt is one of many
Morrow county farmers who would
like to see a good rain. He was in
the city Saturday from the Hard
man farm home.
Bert Johnson of lone was looking
after business here on Wednesday
afternoon, taking time to call on
the G. T. force and offer substantial
Louis C. Campbell and wife were
in Heppner on Sunday from their
home at Pendleton, visiting with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
W. F. Pettyjohn, who runs the
Webb Bros, ranch, 17 miles south
of Heppner on Thorn creek, was
looking after business in this city
on Wednesday.
4-H Stock Judging Team
to Pacific International
Chas W. Smith, county agent will
accompany a 4-H stock judging
team from this county to the Pa
cific International Livestock exposi
tion to be held in Portland October
26 to November 2 Inclusive. Com
posing the team are George Wick-
lander, George Graves and Marvin
Ransier, all of Boardman.
Rules of the contest In which the
boys will take part provide that
each team shall be made up of stan
dard 4-H club members from 9 to
18 years of age, and be from the
same club. The Boardman boys
were selected, Mr. Smith said, be
cause each has been In club work
two yearB or longer and shows es
pecial possibilities of doing good
work. They were selected follow
ing tryouU at the Umatilla Proiect
fair held recently at Hermlston, and
special Judging work at the Eastern
Oregon hospital in Pendleton where
a high class dairy herd and other
breed livestock are kept
Winter Apples $1.35 sack If you
furnish sacks nitd nlolt vmiranl TP
Burroughs, lone, Ore. 81-33!
Halloween Party Planned ;
High School Loses
to Condon.
Locust chapter No119, Order of
Eastern Star, was honored by an
official visit on Thursday last by
Mrs. Carrie Jackson of Baker, asso
ciate grand matron of Oregon. In
the afternoon there was a school of
instruction, and in the evening an
exemplification of the work of the
order in accordance with the new
ritual. During chapetr Mrs. Jack
son gave a very pleasing address
followed by talks by Mrs. Carolyn
Johnston of Heppner, at present
grand sentinel of Oregon, Mrs. Re
becca Patterson, past grand warder
and Mrs. Charlotte Gordon, worthy
matron of Ruth chapter, and Frank
Parker, worthy patron of Ruth
chapter, and others. Refreshments
were served In the dining room at
the close of chapter.
The district meeting Order of
Eastern Star will be held In lone
Tuesday, November 8.
Mrs. John Krebs and son depart
ed Friday for Portland where they
go for a visit with relatives.
Joseph Fox and Earl Uphara of
Portland, auditors for the O. W. R,
& N., were in lone Friday on offi
cial business. ;
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldman mo
tored to Walla Walla Friday.
Condon Defeats lone 19-0.
All who saw last Saturday's game
between lone and Condon will ad
mit that the lone boys made a very
good showing against the heavy and
speedy Condon squad. Condon scor
ed the first touchdown in the last
minute of the first half. The last
two were made In the last half. The
try for point was bucked over after
the last touchdown was made. Earl
McCabe deserves special mention on
account of his two long end runs
which netted big yardage. Next
Friday lone Journeys to Fossil. lone
made a very good showing against
their heavy opponents, so most like
ly the local squad will have no trou
ble beating Fossil. lone's line-up
was P. Smouse re, K. Smouse rt,
Everson rg, Ritchie c, Esteb and
Ely lg, Mason It Lundell and Mor
gan le, McCabe q, Swhnlon lh, Kin-
caid rh, Clark f. Referte, Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Gardner and
son Teddy of Hlllsboro arrived In
Morgan Sunday and are the guests
of Mrs. Gardner's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. E. Harbison.
Mrs. Dale Ray went to White Sal
mon Thursday of last week, return
ing Sunday. She visited her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Lester Goodrich, also her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Billy
J. E. Swanson, C. W. Swanson
and J. W. Howk made a week-end
trip to Lewiston.
Mrs. Albert Petteys returned
home from the Hot Lake hospital
on Sunday. She Is much improved
in health.
Congressman Robert R. Butler
was Calling on friends In lone on
Thursday of last week.
Mrs. Ida Fletcher's son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Calan
dra, who have been living in The
Dalles, are now residents of Hood
Mr. nad Mrs. Harold Ahalt have
moved to the Herman Havercost
ranch near Rhea Siding. Mr. Ahalt
and Mr. Havercost plan on farming
Rev. and Mrs. Cecil Ahalt were
holding religious services in the
Pentecostal mission last week. Rev.
Mr. Ahalt has resigned his position
as pastor of the church at Toppen-
lsh.and has been called to the pas
torate of the church at Baker.
Mrs. Verda Ritchie and daughter
Ellen of Portland passed through
town the first of last week. They
visited briefly with Mrs. Barbara
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Ritchie of
Heppner and Mrs. Ida Cochran of
Portland were guests of Mrs. Bar
bara Ritchie the first of last week.
Mrs. George Frank has been quite
ill with tonsilltis.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo McMillan and
daughter Beverley of Salem arrived
on Wednesday of last week for a
week's visit with Mrs. McMillan's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swan
son. Krebs Brothers are installing a
Delco lighting plant on their ranch
at Cecil.
Mrs. Earle Brown is recovering
from an attack of the "flu."
Mrs. Daniels, who resides on Sec
ond street has been very ill. Mrs.
M. Jordan has been caring for her.
The 60 h p. Monarch tractor pur
chased recently by the county was
delivered in lone last week. It will
be used for all the heavy work on
the Ione-Boardman road. Accord
ing to present plans work will be
gin on this road this week. The road
is to follow up Rletmann canyon to
the head, then angle across past the
Lone Tree school house and on to
ward Boardman. About $52,000 will
be spent In the building.
Many of our hunters harkened to
the call of the mountains and went
In search of deer during the closing
days of the season. Clifford Chrls
topherson, Marshall and Clinton
Jackson and "Shorty" Reese left the
first of last week to try their luck
on Sunflower flat Dwlght Mlsner
(Continued on P Eight)
First Tryout for Talkies
Here Sunday-Monday
B. G. Slgsbee, manager of the
Star theater, announces the first
tryout of the theater's new sound
equipment for presenting talking
pictures on next Sunday and Mon
day, the feature being "Hurricane.
This will be followed by a synchron
ized picture, "Submarine." The the
ater will probably be opened defin
itely with all-talking features on
November 3, he says.
"We are fortunate in having but
a few silent features bought so
that when talkies start we will play
sound features all the time except
a silent one each two weeks for a
short time. Silent comedies will be
used until expiration of present con
tracts about the middle of Decem
ber," Mr. Slgsbee says.
Future bookings include such
outstanding talkie successes as
"The Hollywood Revue," "Moran &
Mack," "The Cocoanuts," "Cockeyed
World," "Flight," ..Harold Lloyd's
first talkie "Welcome Danger,
"Four Feathers," "Virginian," "The
Broadway Melody, Madame X
in fact a selection of the best the
market affords.
Albert Peterson and wife passed
through Heppner Wednesday after
noon, returning to their home at
Ukiah from a short visit with rela
tives of Mrs. Peterson at Lone Rock.
Mr. Peterson informs this paper
that the people of Heppner and vi
cinity can now travel all the way
to Ukiah on a good macadam high
way, as the road has now been fin
ished and graveled by the state to
that point He stated further that
the annual cowboy dance will be
held at Ukiah on Saturday evening,
this being the occasion of the elec
tion of officers of the Cowboy con
vention. Friends from over Hepp
ner way are invited on the promise
of a good time with the best avail
able music
Father P. J. O'Rourke, formerly
pastor of St Patrick's Catholic
church at Heppner, but since leav
ing here the pastor of the church
at The Dalles, is enjoying a visit
with his former friends and parish
oners at Heppner this week. He is
accompanied by his niece, Mrs. Jo
seph Sernec, who was formerly Miss
Peggy O Rourke, and a popular
young woman of this community
when she resided here.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thomson, Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney and Mr. and Mrs.
Frank S. Parker formed a party
driving to Pendleton Tuesday after
noon to attend a meeting of the
dads and mothers of University of
Oregon. President Arnold Bennett
Hall of the university and Mrs.
Walter M. Cook, president of the
Mothers of Oregon, were the speak
ers of the evening.
Mrs. W. J. French has disposed
of her residence property In Hepp
ner to Riley Munkers of Lexington.
She will leave shortly for Portland
to make her home, having two
daughters residing in the city. A
son of Mr. Munkers with his fam
ily will occupy the residence.
Maxine Vincent daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Waldo Vincent of Uma-
pine, spent the week end at Hepp
ner visiting with her grandmother,
Mrs. Mattie Adkins. Miss Maxine
Is a student this year at McLaugh
lin high of Milton-Freewater.
F. W. Turner & Co., realtors, ne
gotiated a trade the past week
wherein Frank Mason disposed of
his farm west of Lexington to Law
rence Palmer. The consideration
was $3600.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Ferguson left
on Tuesday for Jacksonville where
Mr. Ferguson goes to close up some
business affairs connected with his
ranch he had leased there for a
The O. E. S. Cheer club will meet
with Mrs. C. W. McNamer on Sat
urday, Oct 26, at 2:30. Members
are urged to be present as there is
work to do.
The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will hold a window sale
at the store of Humphreys Drug
Co., Saturday, Oct 26.
P. P. & L. to Rebuild
Line on Main Street
Authority was received the first
of the week by Paul L. Marble, local
manager of the Pacific Power &
Light company, to proceed Imme
diately with rebuilding of the pow
er line on Main street between Cen
ter and May streets. This improve
ment has become necessary, de
clares Mr. Marble, owing to the in
creased load required by the dis
trict The line will be rebuilt with a
view to carrying load sufficient to
care for the demands for many
years to come, the manager says.
At the same time better service will
result for those now being served
by this line.
Bergstrom & Kane are engaged
in the Firestone World Champion
ship Sales contest underway for
several weeks. The contest Includes
every Firestone dealer in the Uni
ted States. Besides making a strong
effort to obtain one of the many
prizes offered, Al Bergstrom of the
firm asserts it is their Intention to
gain national recognition for Hepp
ner, as a list of winners will be an
nounced over the Pacific Coast net
work of the National Broadcasting
Fossil Defeated 66-0;
Lexington Here Friday
Heppner High school was on the
long end of one of the largest scores
ever made by a local football team
when they defeated Fossil at Fossil
Friday, 66-0. After running up quite
a large score many of the local
regulars were relieved by substi
tutes but still the scoring continued,
This is the third game for Heppner
in the Upper Columbia Athletic
league, all of which have been won.
Tomorrow afternoon the locals
tangle with Lexington in what Is
expected to be a much harder game,
as Lexington has a strong team.
Lexington's scoring power was
shown against Fossil whom they de
feated by more than 30 points. They
lost to Arlington last Friday by a
score of 6-0. While Lexington
has one of the lightest teams in the
league, the boys are scrappy and
well trained. The game will be
played at Rodeo field at 2:30.
Harold Dobyns, in charge of gov
ernment trappers for the U. S. bio
logical survey, with headquarters at
Portland, was in Morrow county the
first of the week. He was locating
a new trapper, D. V. Nicley, whose
headquarters will be at the ranch
of Luckman Bros., at Lena, and his
territory will extend from Sand Hol
low to Butter creek, and from the
mountains to the Sand country. His
address will be Lena, care of Luck-
man Bros., and he will be on the
job of exterminating the coyote and
other varmints that prey upon
sheep and livestock generally. Mr.
Dobyns passed through Heppner
Monday on his way to Clackamas
Lake ranger station to investigate
the report of depredations of wolves
in that vicinity.
The residence with all contents
on the Wm. Greener place at Toll
Rock burned Thursday morning
last the fire originating, Mr. Green
er thinks, from a defective flue.
The men were at work some little
distance from the house and by the
time they could get there the fire
was beyond control. The loss Is
fairly well covered by insurance.
They were able to keep the fire
from spreading to buildings adja
cent to the residence.
Hynd Bros. Co. put 2000 head of
extra good feeder lambs over the
scales at the Parker feed yard early
in the week, consigned to Rodgers
Livestock Co. of Ogden, Utah. The
Jas. Carty sheep stopped over Tues
day night at the same yards, being
on the way to the Tubs Springs
ranch from the summer range in
the high mountains. Harold Cohn
made delivery of a band of ewe
lambs to Krebs Bros, of Cecil the
first of the week. -
During the past two weeks 234,
000 Eastern Brook trout have been
planted in the lakes and streams
of Klamath county. Additional
plantings were made as follows:
McKay dam, Umatilla county, 12,
000 Eastern Brook; Siletz river, Lin
coln county, 40,000 rainbow and
Eastern Brook; John Day river, 10,
000 Eastern Brook; Warm Springs
reservoir, 20,000 Eastern Brook;
Rock Creek lake, Wheeler county,
10,000 Eastern Brook; drainage
ditch Umatilla river, 30,000 rainbow;
Walla Walla river, Umatilla county,
210,000 rainbow; Umatilla river,
149,000 rainbow; Mecham creek,
Umatilla county, 40,000 rainbow; Ed-
wood lake, Lane county, 12,000 steel
head. More lambs will be fed east of
the Mississippi river and fewer
west of it than last year, according
to reports received by the market
service of Oregon State college.
Prospective supplies of feed lambs
are especially reduced in Washing
ton and Oregon, and to a less extent
in Idaho, Montana and Nevada.
MRS. W. C. ISOM. Correspondent
Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Coe and
Mrs. Webb, all of Echo, visited at
the Fred Markham home.
Mrs. Blanche Watkins and son
Mac, formerly of this place but now
residing at Wren, Ore., were here
looking after business interests
Wednesday and Thursday.
Word was received here Sunday
of the death of Mr. Grieves from
pneumonia. Mrs. Coryell will re
main in charge of the sixth and
seventh grade room until Mrs.
Grieves returns from her home in
Mrs. George Haskell has been
quite ill from the effects of having
several teeth removed.
Mrs. Roscoe Williams was a call
er at the Isom home Wednesday.
Mrs. Chas. Benefleld died at the
Hermlston hospital Friday night
after a few days illness. Funeral
services will be held at Irrigon Mon
day at 2 o clock and will be In
charge of the Masonic lodge of
which Mr. Benefleld Is a member.
W. C. Isom made a trip up Butter
creek about 30 miles Saturday eve
ning after a load of turkeys for
Mr. Suderth.
The joint meeting of the Pomona
granges of Morrow and Umatilla
counties held Thursday at Stanfield
was a decided success, being well
attended by members from both
The Irrigon band played for the
Joint Pomona grange meeting at
Fred Markham has accepted a po
sition in the pastime and barber
shop at Echo where he will remain
for the winter.
Some Cash, Goods Taken;
Evidence Leads to Local
Talent, Belief.
After making off with the cash In
the till, helping themselves to sev
eral cartons of tobacco, a side of
bacon and a portable typewriter,
one of the supposed three men who
broke into the Howard Lane mar
ket and pastime at Lexington Tues
day night may have left his card.
A receipt from a Lexington store
issued for the purchase of some
silk stockings to a man known by
Mr. Lane, and found on the floor
near the cash register, is the card
which may serve as a clew to the
Identity of at least one of the men,
is Mr. Lane's belief. That there
were three men involved In the
break is conjectured from three
helpings of ice cream, the remains
of which were found in the pas
time. Apparently entering through the
pastime, which is partitioned off
from the market the men bored a
hole through the door between the
two store rooms and slid the bolt to
gain entrance to the market They
attempted to open the safe but were
unsuccessful. The first covering of
iron was laid back in top of the
safe, as one would open a can with
a jacknife, two slits crossing and
the intervening sections bent up
ward. After digging into the filler
beneath for several inches, this pro
cedure was evidently given up as
hopeless. The combination knob and
bolt handle were broken off the safe
door, also.
One of the men likes cheese, It Is
thought as a brick of cheese waa
found with a corner bitten out leav
ing very distinct teeth marks.
Among missing articles, Mr. Lane
reports. Is an "N. S. F." check which
was among others In the till. This
check, drawn by a man whom Mr.
Lane says is a good friend of the
man to whom the receipt was is
sued, was apparently sorted out
from the rest as no other checks
were taken that the owner could
The sheriff's office at Heppner waa
notified immediately the break was
discovered Wednesday morning, and
officers who arrived on the scene
shortly were successful in picking;
up finger prints. The receipt was
picked up later as the boys In the -
store started to put things in order.
That the men were In the store tin
cloBe to opening time is Indicated
by the state of the ice cream left
in the cartons from which they had
been eating. This had not entirely
melted. Car tracks were found In
the brush behind the store where
it is thought the men had the auto
mobile parked in which they made
their escape.
Edward Stevenson Dies
of Sudden Heart Attack
Edward Stevenson, aged 60 years,
was called by death some time dur
ing Friday night at the Bruce Kel-
ley ranch on Willow creek six mile
east of Heppner, being a victim of
heart disease. He had been to the
lower ranch for some supplies on
Friday evening and had appar
ently retired as usual It was noted
on Friday morning that the sheep
in his charge were not being cared
for and upon Investigation Mr. Ste
venson was discovered dead in his
bed, having passed away in the
night without a struggle, Funeral
services were held from the Meth
odist church on Monday afternoon.
Rev. Glenn P. White, pastor, offi
ciating, and interment was in Mas
onic cemetery.
Edward Stevenson was born at
Weston, Oregon, and came to Hepp
ner with his parents when just a
small boy. He attended the publio
school here and his entire life was
spent in this community. He never
married, and the only surviving;
member of the family is a brother,
John Stevenson, of Buhl, Idaho,
who could not be present at the
funeral because of illness; nieces
and nephews are Mrs. Ida Freund
of The Dalles; Mrs. Glen Tlcer of
Oakland, Calif., Delta Crawford,
Seattle, Wash.; George L. Steven
son, The Dalles, and Harold Davis,
Oakland. Those attending the fun
eral from a distance were Mrs.
George Stevenson, Mrs. Ida Freund
and Geo. Lawrence Stevenson of
The Dalles.
9:45, Sunday school.
11:00 a. m., preaching. Topic,
"What God's Love Did for You."
6:30 p. m., Epworth League.
7:30 p. m., preaching, "Life's
Race." The young people will sing
in the evening.
Spooky Hall (Pavilion)
OCT. 26
Best Costumed Couple, $5
Funnimt Costumed Couple IS
$10 Divided Between Two Beat
20 Merchandise Prizes.
$1.50 Adm. Dancing Starts at 9:00