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EGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BLIC AUDI TOR I UK
Volume 46, Number 38.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 1929
Subscription $2.00 a Year
IS BAH 10 RELIEF
Geo. Peck Cites Benefits
to Which Farmes are
KEEP FIGHT GOING
Lower Grain Rates Bought for
Columbia Busln Points In United
Efforts of Organizations.
"Before further lamenting their
plight, and demanding relief, the
farming interests of Morrow county
should stop and consider some
things that have already been done
In their behalf, from which they
have received no benefits because
of their own lack of interest," de
clared George N. Peck, county
chairman for the grain rate fight
now being made before the Inter
state Commerce commission by the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league and
allied farm organizations of the
Columbia basin. In a statement is
sued this week, Mr. Peck says:
"While the reading and listening
public await further action I wish
to quote in part from the Morning
Oregonian of Nov. 30. In a front
page story headed 'Speedy Disposal
of Tax Cut Seen,' is contained the
following: 'Legislative action on the
$160,000,000 program for .seduction
of taxes on 1929 Incomes will be ex
pedited by house and senate leaders
In an attempt to get it to President
Hoover as soon as possible after
congress convenes next week.' In
contrast, from the editorial columns
of the Oregonian of the day pre
vious under the head, 'Speed Up
Railroad Decisions,' we quote: 'Con
gress passed the Hoch-Smith reso
lution as an emergency measure to
relieve the farmers by reducing
freight rates. That was In January
1925. Almost five years have passed,
but no decision favorable to the
farmers has been given actual ef
fect" Benefit Still Asked.
In the Hoch-Smith resolution, Mr.
Peck points out, the farmers of
this section received beneficial leg
islation, as data gathered by the
farm organizations carrying on the
rate fight, conclusively show rates
here to be too high. Still, as pointed
out by the Oregonian editorial, no
actual benefits have yet been re
ceived from this resolution.
Supposedly to recommend an
equitable adjustment of freight
rates under the Hoch-Smith resolu
tion, Examiners Hall and Mackley
held hearings at Portland and Se
attle about a year ago, Mr. Peck
cites. Arthus M. Geary, a Portland
attorney was retained by the grain
growers to present their case. The
recommendutlons to the commission
of Hall and Mackley, it Is under
stood, were not acceptable to the
farming interests. Following the
hearings conducted by the examin
ers, farm leaders of the section who
felt they had not been treated fair
ly, caused several local meetings to
be held In which various farm or
ganizations panded themselves to
gether and pledged support to re
tain Mr. G'.-ary to carry on the fight
before the entire commission. At
one of these meetings held in Pen
dleton Inst April, Mr. Peck was ap
pointed Morrow county chairman
and given a quota of $300 to be
raised here to assist In the work.
The quotas were made on the basis
of the amount of grain raised In
each county, and local men present
at the meeting deemed the local
quota to be very fair. To date,
however, only $130 of the amount
has been given.
Regarding the report of Examin
ers Mackley and Hall, Mr. Peck
"Even the scale of wheat rates
proposed by Examiners Mackley
and Hall, if adopted by the com
mission, would cause sustantial re
ductions in the rates upon wheat
delivered at Portland for export
from Lexington. The present rate
Is 22 cents per hundred pounds. If
the scale proposed by the examiners
were adopted and applied for the
distance of 187 miles to Portland,
the rate would be 18 cents per hun
dred pounds, or a reduction of 2.4
cents per bushel. The proposed re
port of the examiners was not Is
sued as a final decision but rather
as something to form a basis of
discussion by briefs and In the oral
argument at Washington. The final
decision will be out sometime early
next year. In view of the lower
rates granted to Atlantic nad Gulf
ports and Canadian lines, the major
farm organizations of Washington,
Oregon and Idaho, including the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league, have
vigorously advocated the granting
of substantially lower rates than
those recommended by Examiners
Mackley and Hall."
No Rebate to Farmers.
The Hcppner Lions club recently
recognized the farmers' fight as be
ing Just, and offered support, ap
pointing a committee to assist Mr.
Peck. Members of the committee
are E. R. Huston, Chas. Swindig
and Claude Cox.
Another instance of benefits al
lowed but not received, is cited by
Mr. Peck in the differential allowed
on grain Into Portland between
grain shipped for export and grain
billed for interstate shipment. From
Hcppner the rate to Portland on
wheat for export Is 22 Mi cents per
hundred pounds, while on wheat for
interstate shipment the rate is 20
Departed Elks Honored
In Memorial Services
Memorial services in honor of de
parted comrades of the organization
were held Sunday afternoon by
Heppner lodge No. 358, B. P. O.
Elks In their temple. With the pub
lic in attendance, the auditorium
was nearly filled.
Members of the local lodge who
have departed during the past year
and to be remembered are: George
Mayhew, J. T. Fagan, Charles O.
Ayers, George D. Anderson, J. W.
Morrow and George Thomson. The
holding of services here was in ac
cord with the nation-wide decree
of the organization.
Earl W. Snell, member of Arling
ton lodge, and an officer In the state
organization of the lodge, gave the
address in honor of the departed
brothers. A funeral march was
played by Mrs. W. R. Poulson while
members of the lodge entered. Ope
ning ceremonies were directed di
rected by Earl W. Gordon, exalted
ruler, who with the aid of the offi
cers of the lodge and the memorial
committee was responsible for suc
cessful presentation of the after
Invocation and benediction were
given by the Rev. B. Stanley Moore,
chaplain. The high school girls'
glee club sang "Whispering Hope."
Roll call of departed brothers was
made by C. L. Sweek, acting secre
tary. The high school chorus sang
"Unfold Ye Portals." Glee club and
chorus were directed by Kate F.
Ede, music supervisor of the local
schools, and. accompanied by Mrs.
Poulson at the piano. Miss Ede
sang "Crossing the Bar," with Mrs.
Poulson at the piano. The lodge
and audience joined in singing
"Auld Lang Syne."
Heppner Business Men
Seeking Better Roads
Thirteen Heppner business men
attended a meeting of the Pilot
Rock Commercial club in that city
Tuesday night, held in the interests
of better roads. A joint resolution
was passed and will be presented to
the state highway commission urg
ing the resurfacing and oiling of
13 miles on the Heppner-Pllot Rock
highway. About half of the propos
ed work would be done near Hepp
ner and the other half near Pilot
Rock. The Pendleton commercial
association will be asked to work
with the highway commission In
urging this improvement
Pendleton has been asked to send
a representative when Inspection
of the road is made and Heppner
and Pilot Rock will also be repre
sented. Resolutions were passed at the
meeting favoring the completion of
the Heppner-Spray road. Pilot Rock
will send representatives to the
highway commission to urge that
this work be done. The Heppner
men at the meeting pledged sup
port on the north and south road
from Pendleton to the John Day
FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN.
A farewell party was given in
Eight Mile Wednesday, November
27, In honor of Mr. and Mrs. E. E.
Lovgren and family. The evening
was spent in playing games. Re
freshments were served at mid
night Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Lovgren, Mr. and Mrs.
Martin Lovgren, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Scriv
ner and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Keithley, Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Green and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Akers, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Worden and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Alfrey, Mrs. O. Bergstrom,
Mrs. J. S. Young, Mrs. S. A. Esteb,
Mrs. Wash Thompson, Mrs. Chas.
Furlong and Kathleen, Miss Cath
erine Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Driskell, Miss Alice Keithley, Miss
Lena Redding, Miss Ethel Craddick,
Miss Eva Adkins, Miss Mildred
Hanna, Miss Erma Lovgren, Miss
Ruth Adkins, Darle Akers, Carl
Bergstrom, Lawrence Williams, Al
fred Lovgren, Tllden Williams, Vic
tor Lovgren, Everett Keithley, How
ard Keithley, Everett Harshman,
Nola Keithley, Hazel Adkins, Jean
Adkins, Boyd Redding, Mary Lov
gren, Ernest Lovgren, and Gordon
The Catholic Ladies of Heppner
will hold a food sale at Curran's
Hat Shop, Saturday, December 7.
cents. While all grain shipped from
this point in 1928 was billed at the
22 cent rate, it is not to be sup
posed that all of it was exported, as
records from the Pacific Coast
Headquarters of Federal Grain Su
pervision show the total wheat re
ceipts in Portland for 1927-28 were
44,561,570 bushels while but 39,212,-
000 bushels were exported. If there
was any rebate on freight for the
5,349,570 bushel difference, local
farmers received none of It It is
an old saying, however, that "the
farmer pays the freight."
The differential above cited was
allowed effective January 1, 1927.
At the present time a number of
claims are before the Interstate
Commerce commission for rebates
due to this ruling, while the ship
ping interests are asking why there
should be any differential at all.
They can see no reason why grain
for export cannot be hauled just as
cheaply as grain for interstate
shipment. Local men having claims
have been subpoened to appear in
Pendleton some time this month,
though the exact date of the meet
ing has not been sot.
"It behooves the farmer to take
an interest in these problems, which
are his very own, if he is to receive
relief," Mr. Peck asserts.
GET IDE PUPILS
Largest Enrollment Gain
is 29 Per Cent, Made
By Grade Schools.
HEPPNER H. S. GAINS
Committees Making Preparation
for Declamatory and Spelling
Contests This Spring.
Marked gains in enrollment have
been made by the elementary
schools of Morrow county, accord
ing to the reports received in the
office of Lucy E. Rodgers, county
school superintendent. Consider
able increase in enrollment has
been made in the Heppner high
school. Only a slight increase was
made by the Heppner elementary
school, and In the combined enroll
ment of high schools in the county.
Enrollment in the elementary
scnools of the county for the month
ending In October, 1928, was 612 as
compared to 792 for October of this
year, an increase of more than 29
per cent All the following enroll
ment figures are taken over the
same period. Total high school en
rollment In the county Increased
from 272 to 278, an increase of
slightly more than 2 per cent
Heppner High School Gains.
An increase of nearly 3 per cent
was made in the Heppner grade
school, advancing from 242 to 249.
Heppner high school enrollment
figures jumped from 111 to 129, an
Increase of 17 per cent
Most of the elementary schools
of the county have enrollments
equal to or greater than those of
last year. A few schools have been
closed and their pupils are trans
ported by bus to adjacent districts.
Pupils from Cecil attend at Morgan.
Devlne pupils are taken to Lexing
ton. Fairview pupils are transport
ed to lone. Four high schools in
the county declined slightly In en
rollment, but this was more than
offset by increases at Heppner, Irri
gon, Pine City and Alpine.
Schools Make Progress.
Mrs. Rodgers has visited most of
the schools in the county this year
and reports them all making satis
factory progress. Since the instal
lation of a water system at the Gol
den West school at Rhea creek, it
has been considered the best equip
ped rural school in the county.
Committees are at work in pre
paration for the county-wdle decla
matory and spelling contests to be
held in the spring. Declamatory
contests have been well established
here as they have been held annual
ly the last five years. This year
marks the beginning of the spelling
contests. The spelling contest com
mittee is preparing rules and regu
lations and a list of 1000 words
which will be used in the prelimin
The county will be divided into
zones for the contests. Winners in
each zone will be eligible to com
pete in the final contests at Hepp
ner. Grade and high school stu
dents will be eligible to compete in
tne declamatory contests, and pu
pils in sixth, seventh and eighth
grades may participate in the spell
ing contests. The committees will
report scon after the first of the
year, setting dates for the contests.
It is probable that both declama
tory and spelling finals will be on
the same day. They will be held
in Heppner. Prizes for the spelling
contest are being provided by the
Heppner Lions club.
Heppner Motorists Skid
Along Columbia Hi-way
Hcppner motorists returning here
from Portland Sunday report that
the Columbia River highway be
tween Hood River and Heppner
Junction was dangerously slippery
because of frost and a thin coating
Among local residents having
trouble on this road were Dean
Goodman and R. L. Benge. Good
man's car went off the grade on a
fill without Injury to car or occu
pants. R. L. Benge's car skidded,
turning it around on the highway
so that it faced In the opposite di
rection. Many cars left the road
along the icy stretch, but only a
few of the cars were seriously dam
aged. TAPER INCREASES STAFF.
Kenneth J. Ackley, who was for
merly on the news staff of the Daily
Times at Anchorage, Alaska, has
returned to Oregon, after more than
three years there, to become a mem
ber of the staff of the Gazette Times
handling news and advertising.
Prior to going to Alaska, Ackley
was employed on Oregon newspa
pers, and was graduated from Ore
gon State college. During his va
cation of nearly three months be
fore coming to Heppner, he rep
resented the department of Alaska
at the national convention of the
American Legion In Louisville, Ky.,
and .visited In British Columbia
Washington, Oregon and Califor
Miss Elizabeth Galloway, of Pay
ette, Idaho, graduate of Whitman
college, will begin teaching lr Hepp
ner high school Monday, handling
the subjects taught by James M.
Burgess, former superintendent
Wool Growers to Meet
To Consider Problems
For the controlling of cattle be
ing driven through the forests on
their way to market the clearing of
ranges of unclaimed stray horses,
and the setting aside of permanent
driveways for sheep, a joint meeting
of the Morrow County Wool Grow
ers and the Umatilla Permittees
association has been called by R. A.
Thompson, president of the latter
organization. The meeting will be
on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'
clock in the Heppner Elks hall.
It has been reported that portions
of the driveway in this district are
being closed. Closing started sev
eral years ago, but was reopened,
but not before several sheepmen
were forced to pay toll to get thru.
Another consideration will be the
working out of some better means
of controlling predatory animals.
Speakers on the program in addi
tion to local men are W. A. Holt
secretary Oregon Wool Growers as
sociation; Mr. Irwin, district forest
supervisor, and Stanley A. Jewett
leader of state predatory animal
Thompson urges that everyone in
terested be present, as resolutions
will be prepared to present to the
Oregon Wool Growers association,
which meets next month.
MRS. JENNIE E. McMURRAY,
The regular meeting of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary was held Tu
esday afternoon, Nov, 26, at the
lone hotel, Mrs. Walter Corley act
ing as hostess. It being little Miss
Marianne's fifth birthday, she as
sisted her mother in receiving and
entectaining the guests. Seven lad
les were present as follows: Mrs.
Gladys Drake, Mrs. Beulah Mankin,
Mrs. Amy Sperry, Mrs. Snoda Blake,
Mrs. Maud Ferris and Mrs. Helen
Farrens. Delicious refreshments of
fruit salad and cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lieuallen enter
tained at bridge Thanksgiving eve
ning. Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Dick, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cotter,
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McNamer of
Heppner, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Brown
and the host and hostess, Mr. and
The regular meeting of Locust
Chapter No. 119, O. E. S., held Tues
day evening was well attended by
members and visitors. The degrees
of the order were conferred on one
candidate, after whlcit there was a
social hour followed by refresh
ments. The next meeting will be
Tuesday venlng, Dec. 10, and at
this time there will be election of
Mrs. Carl Leathers spent Thanks
giving with her mother, Mrs. J. E.
Grimes. Mrs. Leathers had been
at Hyak, Wash., where her husband
was doing road work, and visited
in lone as she was returning to
her home in Hardman.
The Ione-Boardman road camp is
being moved this week to the Mur
ray ranch north of town.
Mrs. Minnie Forbes has moved to
Heppner where her daughter, Miss
Thelma, has employment in the J.
C. Penney company store. Mrs.
Forbes has an apartment at Mra
J. E. Grimes is going to bring a
truck load of evergreen trees from
the mountains in time for Christ
Mrs. Margaret Rietmann gave a
Thanksgiving dinner for members
of her family. Twenty were present
and all had a very enjoyable day.
Please remember Dec. 6, the date
of the Minstrel Play and County
Fair given by the grade children.
F. H. Robinson returned recently
from a trip to Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Holman of
Yakima, Wash., are receiving the
congratulations of their friends on
the arrival of a baby boy at their
home Tuesday, Nov. 26. The young
man weighed nine pounds and has
been named Holmes Archie.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Ball on Friday, Nov. 29,
at the home of Mrs. Fred Ritchie in
lone. The little lady has been nam
ed Betty Jean.
When Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brlstow
returned Sunday from Baker, they
were accompanied by Mrs. Edmond
Bristow and small daughter. Mrs.
Brlstow Jr. will visit for a couple
of weeks with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Grabil.
Jack Whitesidcs recently receiv
ed returns for several badger hides
which he had shipped. They netted
him $7.50 apiece.
Mrs. Holmes Gabbert and daugh
ter, Patricia Anne, of Portland are
the guests of Mrs. Gabbert's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Mlsner.
Mrs. Roy Brown's sister, Mrs. P.
J. O'Reilly, left Monday for her
home in San Francisco. Mr. and
Mrs. Brown took her as far as Ar
lington by auto.
Bally Hayes returned last week
from Yakima. He found that trap
ping in the vicinity of Washington
city was not profitable.
William Strobel finished baling
hay on the Fred Buchanan ranch on
Wednesday of last week. His outfit
has been moved to the Antone Hol-
ub ranch where baling was resumed
the first of this week. This hay has
been purchased by Ballenger of The
Miss Jessie McCabe returned last
week from a pleasant visit in the
home of her aunt at Mossy Rock,
Wash, Robert McCabe who has been
working near Portland also return
ed home last week. Both came home
In time for the family dinner which
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Four Heppner Envoys are
in Attendance at Meet
of This District.
National Commander Bodenhamer
to be Guest of Department
at State Convention.
Especial interest was taken in the
talks of Sidney George, state com
mander of the American Legion
and of Dr. C. I. Carter of the U. S.
Veterans Bureau hospital in Port
land, by Charles W. Smith, P. M
Gemmell, Clarence Bauman and
Spencer Crawford, who represented
Heppner post at the Pendleton dis
trict conference Tuesday afternoon.
Commander George in handling
his part of the conference program
told of the state program for the
coming year. He laid great empha
sis on community service work.
sponsoring of Boy Scout troops,
Americanization, and the sponsor
ing of junior baseball teams by the
Legion. Last year 20,000 Oregon
boys participated in the junior base
ball teams, and one of the Portland
teams reached the semi-finals in the
contest for the national champion
ship. National Commander Coming.
Announcement was made that O.
L. Bodenhamer, national command
er of the American Legion, had
definitely decided to be in attend
ance at the department of Oregon's
convention in Baker this coming
Dr. Carter told of the fine work
being carried out by the govern
ment through the Veteran's bureau,
In hospitalization. During the first
six months of 1929, the U. S. Vet
erans Bureau hospital in Portland
made an average monthly turnover
of hospitalized cases amounting to
351. In the past two months this
average has been 400 cases.
Government Offers Trips.
That the United States govern
ment would defray the expenses of
trips to France for Gold Star moth
ers having sons buried there, and
of unmarried widows of ex-service
men, whose bodies are interred
there, was announced at the con
ference. The trips can be made
from May to September the coming
year. Full details of the trips and
necessary procedure to get them,
can be had by communicating with
the Heppner American Legion post
Mrs. P. M. Gemmell, Mrs. Garnet
Barratt, Mrs. D. A. Wilson and Mrs.
Marlin Gramse, representatives of
the Auxiliary unit of Heppner post,
were also in Pendleton Tuesday,
conferring at that time with state
officers of the organization.
Mass Meeting Arranged.
State officers of the American Le
gion and its auxiliary will cooperate
with the local post and auxiliary
unit in staging a mass meeting for
ex-service men and the public here
on the evening of Friday, Decem
ber 13. The work of the two or
ganizations will be explained. Ex
planation of the government bene
fits offered the ex-service men, such
as insurance, adjusted compensa
tion and hospitalization will be
made. Most of the legislation giv
ing benefits to ex-service men, and
which they rightly deserve, has
been passed through the organized
efforts of the American Legion.
Preceding the mass meeting the
local auxiliary will give a pot-luck
supper with the state officers of
Legion and Auxiliary as honor
guests. If the resolution passed
by Heppner post at its meeting
Monday night is carried out by the
auxiliary, this and future joint
meetings of the two organizations
will be open to members of the
auxiliary and their escorts and Am
erican Legion members and their
wives or ladles.
Membership in the Heppner post
for 1930 has reached 49 and it Is
hoped that at least 68 members, or
100 per cent be paid up before Jan
uary 1. To Increase Interest in the
American Legion and to tell of the
work being done by the organiza
tion space on two billboards In
Heppner is being used. This bill
board space has been donated by
Foster & Kleiser, outdoor adver
tisers. Grade School to Give
Cantata Next Thursday
"Rip Van Winkle," a cantata in
two parts, will be presented by the
Heppner grade school at the audi
torium Tuesday evening, December
10, at 8 o'clock. Part one tells of
the village in the mountains, Rip
and his dog, Rip's meeting of the
mountain men and his drinking
from the magic flagon. Part two
tells of Rip's awakening and return
to his native village after 20 years
and his search for friends.
The finale will tell of the legend.
A pantomime in costume will pre
cede the cantata on the program.
William Schwarz will sing between
the acts, accompanied by Miss Fri
gaard at the piano.
The Catholic Ladlesof Heppner
will hold a food sale at Curran's
Hat Shop, Saturday, December 7.
In Heppner short time only.
Warde Johnson, photographer. 38
Auto Accident Victims
Recovering From Hurts
Alonzo Edmundson, son of Mrs.
Mattie Huston, and his three com
panions, who were injured when his
coupe left the road near Lexington
Saturday evening, November 23, are
recovering from their injuries as
quickly as can be expected.
Edmundson underwent an exten
sive operation at the Heppner hos
pital Monday, when the two frac
tures of the upper jaw, two in the
lower jaw and the several fractures
of facial bones were set and put in a
cast He is able to take liquid
nourishment, has been gritty thru
all his pain, and is optimistic about
his recovery. For a while physi
cians handling the case were In
doubt as to whether he would live,
but now they are confident that he
will be able to withstand his ser
Wilbur Flower, who received se
vere leg injuries, and is now con
fined to the Heppner hospital, is
showing improved condition.
Miss Eva Osborn, who lost three
fingers on her left hand, is showing
gradual, but steady improvement
Miss Osborn is up and around at
the home of Mrs. Huston. She is
in the best of spirits despite her
serious and painful injury.
Miss Irene Yokum, who escaped
with an injured toe and bad bruises,
has gone to Lexington to stay with
Mrs. Huston, mother of Edmund
son, suffered a nervous breakdown,
following the accident and was con
fined to her bed until Wednesday.
Now she is recuperated enough to
be up part of the day.
Students Present Play
At Lexington Friday
What Anne Brought Home" is
the name of a three-act comedy-
drama about "duds," fish farms, and
cranberries. What Anne did bring
home will be made public Friday,
December 6, at Lexington High
This laughable comedy with its
eccentric characters, centers around
Dudley, Anne's husband. Dudley
has a hard time proving to every
one that his fish farm is not a fool
ish idea but .
Characters in the play are:
Mr. Bennett Anne's father, Ed
ward Burchell; Mrs. Bennett Anne's
mother, Neva Warner; Mr. Ray
mond, who buys Mr. Bennett's shin
gle mill, Emmett Kuns; Anne, Mae
Gentry; Dudley, Anne's husband,
Dale Hawks; Nina, Anne's older
sister, Mary Slocum; Alma, Anne's
younger sister, Nelie Davis; Herb,
Alma's sweetheart Maurice Rean-
ey; Uncle Henry, who also has ideas,
The play promises a good eve
ning's entertainment and a large
crowd is expected.
ZOE HADLEY IS BRIDE.
An event of Thanksgiving eve
was the marriage of Miss Zoe Had
ley, teacher of the Willow creek
school and former student of Hepp
ner high school, to Ralph O. Fisk
of Arlington, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Bleakman in this
city. Rev. Glen P. White, pastor of
the Methodist church, performed
the ceremony in the presence of a
number of friends of the young
couple. Immediately following the
ceremony the newlyweds departed
on a wedding trip.
CIRCUIT COURT TO CONVENE.
The circuit court is scheduled to
convene here Monday with Judge
James Alger Fee of Pendleton pre
siding. A grand jury is to be drawn.
Two criminal cases are on the dock
et Indictments may be returned by
tne grand jury, but it is considered
doubtful that any cases will be far
enough advanced to come up for
trial before the petit jury. The
grand jury is expected to be in ses
sion two or three days.
HOME FOR THANKSGIVING.
Miss Marjorie Clark, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark, who is
now attending the University of
Oregon was home over Thanksgiv
ing. Miss Patricia Mahoney, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney,
was also home from the university.
Stephen Thmpson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. A. Thompson, returned
home from Oregon State college for
The subject of the evening ser
mon at the Church of Christ will
be, "Heppner's Religious Troubles."
We think we know what the trouble
is and we have a remedy to propose.
The morning subject will be, "Is
Remember Bible school and
Christian Endeavor at the usual
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
There will be a meeting of Hepp
ner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., on
Saturday evening. Work In second
degree. L. W. Brigg-s, Secretary.
The ladies of the Episcopal
church will hold their annual
Christmas bazaar at the Parish
house, Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7,
beginning at 2 o'clock. Tea will be
served during the afternoon. In the
evening there will be a benefit card
The cast for the annual junior
class play of the high school Is pre
paring to present "Adam and Eva,"
shortly before Christmas.
The Catholic Ladies of Heppner
will hold a food sale at Curran's
Hat Shop, Saturday, December 7.
Present Road Conditions
For Distance Heppner
MOVE IS SUPPORTED
Gemmell, Carsner, Tyler, Sloan
and Brownell Give Opinions
on Proposed Road Plan.
That concerted action and cooper
ation of eastern Oregon residents
would bring about completion of the
Heppner-Spray highway was the
keynote of talks and discussion at
the luncheon of the Lions club In
Heppner Monday noon.
At present the road is graded and
surfaced from Heppner to Rhea
creek, a distance of 16 miles. The
four miles to Hardman is unim
proved with the exception of what
is known as Hardman hill which
was graded to standard grade and
partly surfaced by the county. From
here the next six miles down Rock
creek is unimproved except for a
short piece of grade put in by the
county. Then comes 11.5 miles of
fine macadamized road through the
forest completed to standard thru
cooperation of the county and Bu
reau of Public Roads. The road is
unimproved from here to Haystack
creek where it connects up with
six miles of standard macadam to
the junction with the John Day
highway three miles east of Spray.
It is 13 miles from Spray to Ser
vice creek on the John Day highway
and 24.5 miles from Service creek
to the Ochoco highway at Mitchell,
part of the latter stretch being
macadamized market road. The dis
tance from Heppner to Mitchell by
this route is 88 miles, and from
Heppner to Bend, via this route, is
Heppner Praised for Work.
P. M. Gemmell, chairman of the
Heppner-Spray road committee of
the Lions club, reported in brief
the trip of the committee to Bend,
and their meeting with service clubs
in that city on Saturday, Nov. 23,
in the interests of the road. Much
interest is being shown along the
proposed road by residents living in
the districts the road will cover, and
fine support is being received in
Bend. S. E. Notson, district attor
ney, R. J. Carsner, state senator,
and G. A. Bleakman, county com
missioner, gave talks at the Bend
meeting emphasizing the needs of
the proposed road.
Senator Carsner of Spray, a guest
at the luncheon, told of transport
ation improvements, both rail and
highway from the time he was a
pioneer in this section. He pointed
with pride to the fact that Heppner
had always succeeded in getting
what she desired because of the de
termined way her objectives were .
attacked, and stated that he felt
sure that that would be the case
with the Heppner-Spray road. In
his talk he showed that construc
tion of the necessary links in this
road would not draw funds from
the federal aid provision with the
state highway department, but
would come from the forest service.
Ask Aid for Cut-Off.
S. H. Tyler of Bend stated that
resolutions of the Heppner Lions
club are being considered by the
Bend chamber of commerce, Ki
wanis and Lions clubs. He said
that he could assure Heppner of
the full cooperation of Bend in the
matter. In closing he asked that
the local Lions club send a full del
egation to the district conference
of Lions to be held in Bend next
Frank Sloan of Stanfleld voiced
appreciation of the Heppner spirit
and stated that west Umatilla coun
ty would pull with Heppner in the
interests of the Heppner-Spray road.
He asked the support of Heppner
in securing a road from Umatilla
to Spokane, via the Wallula cut-off
route, if this could be done without
deterring the completion of the
Portland Meeting on 12th.
D. C. Brownell, Umatilla business
man, told of the Interest he and
Senator Carsner had had in a road
from Umatilla to Spray, and be
lieves that should such a trunk line
be developed that it would develop
this section as has the Columbia
River highway the northern part of
the state. He urged cooperation of
all along the route to get this de
It was announced that the Ore
gon State Highway commission
would meet In Portland December
12, and that its budget committee
would meet the following day.
Heppner and west Umatilla county
representatives will be in attend
ance to make known their wants.
Visitors at the Lions club lunch
eon were S. H. Tyler, Bend; R. J.
Carsner, Spray; Kenneth Ackley,
Anchorage, Alaska; D. C. Brownell,
Umatilla, and Frank Sloan and J.
C. Hoskins of Stanfleld.
PARENTS, TEACHERS TO MEET
Members of the Parent-Teachers
association will meet Tuesday after
noon in the auditorium of the high
school. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county
school superintendent, will speak.
Entertaining number on the pro
gram are: piano solo, Theresa Bres
lin; vocal solo, Aagodt Frigaard,
and vocal solo, Mrs. Glen White.