OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND,- ORE . Volume 46, Number 40 HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 1929. Subscription $2.00 a Year 575,000 IS 611 FOR SPRAY ROAD Heppner Envoys Present Matter to Highway Men in Portland. CARSNER AIDS GROUP Appropriation Will be Spent on Area in Forest Is Belief of Good Roods Advocates. Announcement was made that $75,000 has been appropriated for construction on the Heppner-Spray road for the 1930 season, by S. E. Notson in his report at the meeting of the Heppner Lions club Monday noon, about the trip of the good roads committee of the organiza tion to the joint meeting of the Oregon State Highway commission, the U. S. Forest service and the U. 8. Bureau of Public Roads, in Port land on December 12 and 13. The appropriation was secured through the united action of the Lions club and other persons in this section of the state, who took a personal interest In the road Improvement Morrow county representatives at the meeting were R. L. Benge, coun ty judge; George Bleakman and L. P. Davidson, county commissioners; Gay Anderson, county clerk; S. E. Notson, district attorney; Paul Gemmell, chairman of the Lions club good roads committee; C. L. Sweek, president Lions club, and Paul Marble. On Wednesday evening the dele gation conferred with C. E. Gates, state highway commissioner,' who asked the group to present its wants at the meeting Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Caraner Presents Matter. R. J. Carsner of Spray, state sen ator, presented the case of the Heppner-Spray road at the request of the Heppner delegation. From time to time during his talk, added details were given by members of the delegation. That afternoon the local group met with officials of the Bureau of Public Roads to discuss the matter. Proper consideration of the request at the joint budget meeting on Friday was promised. On Friday the $7S,000 appropria tion was made at the joint budget meeting of the three organizations. It is believed by the delegation that the appropriated sum will be spent In the Umatilla National forest In all there are nine miles of road to be improved In that area. Three miles have been graded and the re maining six are untouched. This year's appropriation Is expected to finish about one quarter of the nine mile stretch, it being estimated that to complete the entire distance would require $300,000. Sweek Named President C. L. Sweek was elected president at the Lions club meeting Monday. Adoption of by-laws Is to be made a special order of business at the luncheon meeting next Monday. C. W. Smith urged attendance at the river barge meeting In Pendle ton, scheduled for last Tuesday. The committee on appreciation of ser vices of James M. Burgess, past president, reported the presentation of a watch properly engraved. The club heartily endorsed the action of the committee. Four Victims of Crash At Lexington Improve Alonzo Edmundson, who with three companions was injured In an automobile accident near Lexington In November, was moved from the hospital to his home last Thursday afternoon. His condition is showing much Improvement. Wllur Flower, last of the Injured quartet to leave the hospital, left for his home at Monument on Mon day. He Is able to be about on crutches. Miss Eva Osborne, who received serious injury to the left hand Is making gradual but continual Im provement In condition and Is be coming quite adept In the use of her right hand. Miss Irene Yokum is In Lexing ton, but Is still bothered some by an Injured shoulder. .. CARD OF THANKS. On leaving Heppner for Roches ter, Minn., where Dr. Johnston will continue special study In surgery, we wish to thank our many Mor row county friends for their valued friendships and patronage. It Is with a great deal of reluctance and misgiving that we break the bonds of association which have endeared you to us during our residence In Morrow county. The only consider ation In making this move Is the Doctor's advancement in his chosen profession. Again we take this means of expressing our sincere thanks for the many courtesies shown us, and to bid adieu to our friends. Dr, and Mrs. A. H. Johnston. MARKETING BULLETIN OUT. A bulletin entitled, "Cooperative Marketing and Purchasing In Ore gon In 1929," prepared by Geo. O. Gatlln, extension economist at Ore gon State college, Corvallts, has come from the press, Copies may be obtained by writing the exten sion service of the college, Installation Ceremony Of Masons Is Saturday Public installation of newly elec ted officers of the Masonic blue lodge, the Royal Arch and Eastern Star will be held Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The Installation will be preceded by a musical and speaking program at 7 o'clock, also open to the public. The nanual Christmas dinner for Masons and members of the Eastern Star will be at 6 o'clock the same evening, Members of the Eastern Star, who are to take part in the installation ceremonies are requested to meet at the Masonic temple at 7:30 Friday night for rehearsal. Blue lodge elective officers to be installed are Frank Parker, wor shipful master; Earl Gordon, senior warden; Earl Hallock, junior war den; Frank Gilliam, treasurer, and L. W. Briggs, secretary. Elective officers of the Royal Arch to e Installed are Hanson Hughes, high priest; Spencer Craw ford, king; R. C. Wlghtman, scribe; Frank Gilliam, treasurer; J. J. Wlghtman, principal sojourner, and E. R. Huston, secretary. Those elected to office in the East ern Star and to be installed are Hat tie Wlghtman, worthy matron; Frank Parker, worthy patron; Sara McNamer, associate matron; Spen cer Crawford, associate patron ; Viv ian Ball, secretary; Clothlld Lucas, treasurer; Florence Hughes, con ductress, and Gertrude Parker, as sociate conductress. Installation of the appointive of ficers of the three chapters will also take place at the Saturday evening ceremonies. Elks Arrange Program For Meeting Thursday Musical and other entertaining features will be included on the pro gram which will follow the regular meeting of the Elks lodge on next Thursday evening. The program is being arranged by the lodge enter tainment committee who promise an Interesting line of amusement Following the program a bounte ous supply of cider and doughnuts will be served to those in attend ance. Officers of the lodge urge that all Elks in the city attend the meet ing and the program which Is to follow. "FOLLOWING THE GLEAM." This Is the topic for the Sunday evening Christinas service at the Church of Christ. In addition to this special sermon there will be special .Christmas music by the choir. The sermon will be, "If Every Day Were Christmas." Bible School and Christian Endeavor will meet at their usual hours of 9:45 and 6:30 respectively. The children's Christmas program and treat will be given on Christ mas Eve which falls on Tuesday night The public Is specially in vited to all these meetings. MILTON W. BOWER, Minister. ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH. Schedule for Christmas services follow: First mass at midnight, followed by Benediction. The choir has ar ranged for the rendition of a spe cial mass for this occasion under the supervision of Mrs. Walter Moore, organist. Second mass at 8 a. m. Third mass will be celebrated at Boardman at 10:30 a. m. Everybody welcome. REV. P. J. STACK, Pastor. STORE STOCK SEIZED. Possession of the merchandise of the Fair store, owned by W. H. Kop ple, was taken by C. J. D. Bauman, Morrow county sheriff, on Wednes day, to satisfy a delinquent personal tax of $423.01, owed by Kopple. An invoice of the goods has been taken and the stock will be offered for sale to the highest bidders by the sheriff at the store on Saturday, December 28, at 10 a. m. Merchan dise to the amount of the delinquent tax, only, will be sold. MIMEOGRAPH RECEIVED. A hand-operated mimeograph ma chine has been received by Lucy E. Rodgers, Morrow county school sup erintendent, for use in her office. The machine will be set up by a company representative this week. Addition of the equipment is expect ed by Mrs. Rodgers to greatly facil itate the preparation of bulletins for teachers and school boards. LODGE MEETINGS SET. The Juvenile club of the Degree of Honor will have a meeting and Its Christmas tree program at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Odd Fellows hall. The adult lodge will meet at 7:30 Saturday evening with Initiation of candidates on the program, according to Clara Bca mer, secretary. COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSING. The Heppner schools, and most of those In Morrow county, will be closed from December 21 until Jan uary 6, for the Christmas-New Year vacation. The lone schools are set to open on January 2. The Lexing ton schools will reopen on Decem ber 30, but will close for New Year's day. POWER OFF, SCHOOL CLOSES. Because of the electric power shut-off on Wednesday, the local schools were closed, since no power was available to operate the mech anical stoker used in the school heating system, TELLS OF Work of Ex-Service Men Fully Explained by Sidney George. UTMOST SERVICE AIM State Officers of Auxiliary Cite Activities of Their Organization At Meeting Held Here. More than 70 persons were In at tendance at the mass meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary at the Elks temple Friday evening to hear the stirring addresses and talks by officers of the department of Oregon, both Legion and Auxll iary. Sidney George, state commander of the American Legion, held his audience spellbound with his enthu siastic address which told about the inception during the war of the ideals on which the organization is based, the obtaining of hospitaliza tion for veterans who made many sacrifices for love of country, the passing of liberalized legislation for veterans relief, furtherment of Am ericanization work, and Legion ac tivity in community service work. Ideals from War. The ideal of service on which the American Legion Is based was born in the World war, when veterans were fighting in the interests of their country. This great Ideal of service is being carried out in peace times and is aptly expressed in the Legion's slogan, "In Peace as in War, We Serve." Immediately fololwing the war, many countries were thrown into chaos. Governments were over turned. Conceived in the Ideals and spirit of the war, the American Legion was formed, pledging, "For God and country, we associate our selves for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the constitu tion of the United States of Amer ica, to maintain law and order. . . ." and no chaos resulted. Veterans are Aided. The Legion is America's foremost patriotic organization and the larg est order of its kind that the world has ever known. Through Its efforts of service, the Veterans' bureau was formed and hospitals establish ed to give veterans the hospitaliza tion that they so justly deserved. Much favorable legislation, both state and national, for the relief of ex-service men has been passed through Legion pressure. The Vet erans' bureau hopital in Portland, with capacity of 300 beds, is open to ex-service men needing hospital ization.. The hospital has the finest and most modern equipment obtain able. The personnel of the staff Is of the highest order of ability. Thousands of dollars are spent annually by the Oregon department of the Legion and Auxiliary in ser vice work in this hospital and oth ers in the Btate. The Legion main tains a service officer, who aids vet erans in preparing and obtaining their claims. The Auxiliary also has a service committee woman to ren der service to those veterans who are confined to hospitals. The Legion stands by to see that the laws so passed for veteran aid are carried out with sympathy for the veteran and that in case of doubt on claims that the veteran be given the advantage. The organ ization is standing by to see that a too bureaucratic administration of the law is not followed at any time. Aids in Child Welfare. Many children were left father less by the frightful toll of the World war. The Legion is looking after the welfare of these children for they are not to be considered objects of charity, as their fathers made the supreme sacrifice for their country. Sponsoring of Boy Scout troops by Legion posts is not favored for militaristic reasons, but because through the organization, character-building results and citizenship training is given. Junior baseball Is not sponsored because of athletics, but to improve the physical welfare of the younger generation and to develop a sense of fairness and sportsmanship in those who are to be at the helm In civic affairs within a few years' time. Safety first and accident pre vention instruction is being given in the public schools through the ef forts of the Legion In Oregon. We feel that If this work in the state results in saving one life during the year that our efforts will have been worthwhile. Much work Is being done In this state In Americanization on public education, to prepare the future generation for the duties of citizen ship. Through education, efforts are being made to prevent wars. Full Allegiance Demanded. The American Legion Is opposed to Immigration to this country fast er than the foreigners can be assim ilated, and If immigrants are to re main here that they give undivided allegiance to the United States. ' Every citizen Is urged to exercise his right of suffrage, the right to vote, but the American Legion takes no Interest in partisan politics. Preparedness for defense to in sure peace Is being urged. The fu- (Contlnued on Page Eight) Prospects Encouraging Reports Miner Stalter Prospects are very encouraging at the properties t of the Heppner Mining company, located in the Greenhorn mountains about 16 miles from Austin in Grant county, according to D. B. Stalter, majority stockholder, who has been working on the prospect in development for nearly 30 years. All the work has been done by hand, but he has had the assistance of others at different times. The ore contains gold, silver and copper. Recent assays have shown the ore to average pay to the value of $22 per ton. Assay of a rich streak on a surface ledge, assayed $456.50 per ton, being mostly gold. Stalter has a shaft down nearly 400 feet and has a drift from this that goes back 840 feet. He is put ting in a six-foot tunnel. The ledge varies In width from 14 to 16 feet He reports lots of water power available to operate machinery, once the mine goes on a producing basis, The shaft can be made 500 feet deeper and will require only a quar ter-mile tunnel to bring the ore to the surface of the mountain. Rich ore is also located in a drift at the 100-foot level. This drift was work ed on before Stalter began at the 400-foot level. IONE MRS. JENNIE E. McMURRAY, Correspondent The lone town basketball team defeated the local high school team last Friday night The final count was 39 to 13. The high school start ed out as though they were going to win, scoring the first basket The game was played fast and clean. Tuesday night lone will meet Lex ington high on the local floor. It will be a double header and prom ises good close games. The local high school girls' bas ketball team met defeat at the hands of the town team girls the same evening, final score 10-12. This was a practice game for the benefit of the high school team. Girls' line up: high school Gladys Brashears, Veda Eubanks, f; Alice Nash, jc; Margaret Crawford, sc; Geneva Pet tyjohn, Helen Smouse, g. Town team Rosa Fletcher, Fern Engel man, f; Etta Howell, jc; Lucile Rhoten, sc; Norma Swanson, Arleta Farrens, g. Beulah Pettyjohn sub stituted for Margaret Crawford in the third quarter. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brlstow drove to Heppner Friday to attend the funeral services for the late Robert J. Rodgers. Mrs. Edmond Bristow and little daughter returned Sunday to their home In Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Edi son Morgan took them as far as Pendleton by auto and from there they continued their Journey by stage. lone people who attended the L O. O. F. meeting In Heppner Wednes day evening of last week were E. J. Bristow, George Ely, E. R. Lundell, Lee Howell, Earle A. Brown, Ted Troge, F. M. Griffith, John Clark, Richard Lundell and W. W. Head. Mrs. Perry Bartlemay of Mays Is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Morgan: The mass meeting of veterans and the public held at Heppner Friday evening was attended by the follow ing Ionltes: Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Sperry, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corley, Mr. and Mrs. John Ferris, Mr. and Mrs. Blaln Blackwell, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner, Chas. Dane and Jack Whitesides. All report a very en joyable and very instructive meet ing. It is rumored that the American Legion contemplate building a lodge home on the lot just east of the lone Market They plan on erecting a building 30x60 feet Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McCabe an nounce the marriage of their son, J. Robert McCabe, and Louise G. Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller. The young couple are well known here, being popular among the younger set Both are former students of the lone school, Mr. McCabe graduating with the class of '29. They are making their home in Cottage Grove where Mr. McCabe has employment In a hard ware store. They have the best wishes of their many friends here. Each of the grade rooms In our school will have a Christmas tree on Friday afternoon, with short ex ercises appropriate to the season. The services of the night man at the depot have been discontinued. Lloyd King has held this position for more than three years. We un derstand that Mr. King has meploy ment at the I. R. Robison garage. At the close of church services Sunday morning, the Congregation al people held their annual business meeting. Reports were read and accepted and officers for the year 1930 were elected. Church clerk, Mrs. Louis Balsigcr; church treas urer, Mrs. Paul Balsiger; benevol ence treasurer, Mrs. Laxton McMur ray; Sunday school superintendent, Paul Balsiger; organist Mrs. W. E. Bullard; assistant organist, Mrs. Louts Balsiger; deacon for three years, Alfred Troedson; trustee for three years, R. E. Harbison; dea conesses, Mrs. Laxton McMurray, Mrs. W. E. Bullard and Mrs. Louis Balsiger. The rainfall In this district which continued throughout last week am ounted to two Inches. A few farm ers report their wheat coming up, most of them think the wheat In a safe condition, and a very few are preparing to reseed. The welcome (Continued on P( Sight) 'S TOLDJ REPORT Farmer Assisted in Many Ways in Agriculturist's Work Last Year. CROP AIDS SOUGHT Experiments Conducted to Find Best Producing Varieties of Grain and Grass. Importance and diversity of a county agent's work can better be understood after their yearly re ports have been carefully studied, and that he has been profitably and continuously busy as most, Is indicated in the report of Charles W. Smith, county agricultural agent for Morrow county. The report dates from December 1, 1928, to November 30, 1929. Those desiring more detail about the activity and findings may find a copy of the re port in his office or In the office of the county court Considerable work was done dur ing this period on soil improvement such as Irrigation, Individual ser vice, fertilizer trials on alfalfa, wheat and melons, and checks on results of lime applications. Phosphate Helps Alfalfa. It was interesting to note that 300 pounds of super phosphate added to alfalfa gave a 36 per cent Increase in the yield in some cases, making the value of the Increase $10.34 per acre. Statistics in tabulated form show that the limiting factor in al falfa production in the Boardman section is the lack of organic mat ter, and that by Increasing the hu mus in the soil by adding barnyard manures that the yields can be in creased. Work in various phases of crop improvement were carried on in the county in the following manner: 2781 acres of grain was inspected for certification and the results giv en publicity for the benefit of far mers; grain nurseries were sown and the yields checked on various wheat varieties. Arco, a new var iety of wheat, was tested on eight different farms in the county and checks kept on its habits and yield under the various weather and soil conditions; three furrow seeding demonstrations were put on In the county and the results of the dem onstrations compared to the results of the standard method of seeding. Show Control of Smut Demonstrations were put on as to the most successful method of con trolling smut Varieties of crops such as Meloy barley, Trebi barley, Markton oats, crested wheat grass, strawberry clover, sweet clover, Lemmonei and Zawadke's alkali grass, Ladlno clover, were sown and tested. Some of the grasses and demonstrations mentioned above have proved very satisfactory un der the conditions of this section, according to the county agent A grass nursery was continued at Hardman in an effort to find more palatable and productive grasses for the livestock. Grass nurseries on the mountain meadows will be es tablished in the spring on Camas and Ditch creek meadows and the following grasses given a trial: Ladlno clover, sweet clover, Smooth brome, Canadian blue, Red tip, Sun force clover, Alsike clover, red clo ver, white clover, Reeds Canary, or chard grasses, Hungarian brome, chewing fesque, sheep fesque and crested wheat grasses. Pools are Formed. Pools were made for forage crops seeds along with pools for potatoes, calcium carbonate, sodium chlorate, super phosphate and blackleg ag- gressln. Perennial noxious weed control was probably the largest project carried on this season In Morrow county. Weeds were sprayed on 25 farms, the bulk of the weeds being Morning Glory, Russian Knapp weed, Canadian thistle and quack grass. Different amounts of the sprays were applied at different times during the season to deter mine the best time and amount of application. The results of the ap plication of sodium and calcium chlorate cannot be determined un til late next spring when the chem icals have had ample time to work on the roots as a great deal of tlx kill Is believed to take place during the winter months. Demnstrations and meetings on rodents and pest control were put on throughout the year. For con trol 2250 pounds of squirrel poison were mixed and sold to the farm ers and 1070 ounces of strychnine was given out to be used In this work. Insect pests and diseases on al falfa, shrubbery, Btrawberries, shade trees, farm crops, truck and garden crops were given attention In season (Continued on Page Four) SCHOOL ADDS INSTRUCTOR, James Lumley of Olympla, Wash., a graduate of Washington State col lege, has been employed as a math ematics Instructor In Heppner high school, and began his duties here on Tuesday. Addition of Lumley to the faculty Is expected to aid In school musical work as he plays the concert banjo and has taken active part In orchestra work. Legion to Decorate City for Christmas That the business district of Heppner would be decorated with Christmas trees by them, was the decision made Monday night by the local post of the American Legion. The boys of the Heppner high school are aiding in bringing the trees in from the woods. The small trees are being placed in the sockets along the streets, that are used for flags on patriotic occasions. . A large tree was placed At the intersection of Main and Willow streets. This is to be decorated with colored lights. The Pacific Power and Light company will provide the wiring and necessary lights and el ectricity gratis. James Mollahan, Paul Marble and D. E. Hudson were appointed on a committee to handle this work. The post moved to cooperate with the Elks lodge in providing for needy families at Christmas time. William Poulson and Walter Moore were appointed to handle this work. To facilitate hospitalization of any of its members, should the need arise, steps are being taken to make a record of the discharges from service of all Heppner post mem bers. This will be handled either by the post itself, or possibly by having the documents recorded at the Mor row county courthouse. Clarence Bauman, Kenneth Ackley and Paul Marble were named to handle this matter. Members making the trip to the Legion conference in Pendleton told of what they had learned in the matters of hospitalization, adjust ed compensation and insurance. Mollahan told of his visit to the Condon conference, held the night before the mass meeting here. Children Will Present Program Tuesday Eve A Christmas entertainment, enti tled "Follow the Star" will be given on Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Church of Christ by the chil dren for the entertainment of the public. After the program a Christ mas treat will be given the children. The program follows: Song "Follow the Star" children from third to eighth grades. Scripture and prayer, prayer re sponse sung by junior and inter mediate girls. Recitations by Virginia Swindle, Francis McRoberts, Donald Jones, Billie McCaleb, Ellen Hughes, Barbara Bower, and a musical reading by Evelyn Swindig. "We'll Never be Too Old" by six small boys. "Song of the Angels" a drill by fourteen primary girls. What Means This Christmas Day" an exercise by intermediate girls. Led by the Star" an exercise by junior girls. Songs, "The Day We Love" and "Christmas Carol" by primary department "Children's Song" by Virginia Pier- cy, Margaret Doollttle, Ruth Bower and Virginia Swindig. Vocal solos "O Little Town of Bethlehem," Jeanette Turner; "Under the Star," Edith Barlow; "Starlight of Glory," Adele Bow er. Song, "Hark the Joy Bells," Inter mediate and junior girls. The Christmas story told in scrip ture, song and living picture, pre sented in three scenes: the shep herds, the wise men and the manger scene. Boxing Card Scheduled At lone Rink Saturday Boxing fans in this district will have an opportunity to see a card at the lone rink Saturday evening, December 21, beginning at 7 o'clock. Ray Wise of Heppner and Harold Ahalt of lone, fighting at 135 pounds, will clash in the main event Red Shipley of lone and Russ Wright of Lexington will battle at 145 pounds in the semi-final event Slated as preliminaries are match es between Billy Logan of lone and Gerald Swaggart of Heppner, 130 pounds, and Quell Ray of lone and Billy Smith of The Dalles, fighting at 150 pounds. Following the smoker Cole Mad sen will stage a dance with the Black Cats dispensing the musical entertainment. Announcement has been made that the American Leg ion auxiliary will present its lamp. EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Rev. Stanley Moore, misslonary-in-charge. Morning prayer and sermon at 11. Church school at 9:45 o'clock. Holy communion at 10 o'clock Christmas morning. "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great Joy which shall be to all people; for there Is born to you this day in the city of David a saviour, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10. METHODIST CHURCH. 9:45 a. m., Sunday school. 11:00 a. m preaching service, "A Pilgrimage to Bethlehem." 6:30 p. m., Epworth league. 7:30 p. m., Christmas program by Sunday school. The evening service will be In complete charge of the Sunday school. An Interesting pro gram has been arranged by the .scholars. All are cordially invited to attend. GLEN P. WHITE, Minister. AFTERBAD STORM Business and Home Work Disrupted by Lack of Electrical Energy. MOISTURE WELCOME Crews Work Long Hours to Repair Breaks Caused by Heavy Snow ueuji uoifMimmreJX no A snow storm, which began local ly at an early hour Wednesday morning, resulted in much tempor ary incdnvenience by wrecking elec tric light lines and telephone lines serving Morrow county and extend ing westward nearly to Hood River. Most lines of business in Heppner were at a standstill because of the inability to get electricity for lights, heat and power. The routine of home life was also disrupted, fam ilies reverting to the use of kero sene lamps and candles. Homes de pending on electric ranges for cook ing, ate cold lunches or patronized restaurants. The six inches of snow which fell in Heppner and vicinity, totalling in precipitation more than 0.73 Inch of water, was welcomed by farmers as a help to the wheat crop and an aid to the improvement of grazing areas. Heppner was without electricity. because the two transmission lines carrying the energy distributed by Pacific Power & Light company had neen broken by the weight of the heavy, wet snow on the wires. Two plants serve Heppner, one at Tygh valley and another at Powerdale, near Hood River. The lines leading from each of these plants, were broken between the plants and Du fur, the connecting point Had ei ther one of these lines remained un broken energy could have still been supplied Heppner. These breaks shut off electrical energy from Con don, Moro, Lexington, lone and part ui xue jjaiies. Telephone lines were hard hit Wires were broken in many places, ana in tnis district alone, 10 poles had been broken. To repair the power lines of the P. P. & L. Co, four crews were at work, with some of the men remaining on the lob for 30 hours. District Manaeer Corev reports the storm one of the worst in years. The "juice" was off In Heppner from 4 o'clock Wednesday morning until 9 o'clock Thursday morning. The storm brought Heonner ita first snowfall of the season, and kid dies took advantage of the discon tinuance of school for a dav to en joy riding their sleds. Rodgers Funeral Rites Conducted Here Friday Funeral services fnr RnW T Rodgers were conducted at the memoaisi cnurcn JfTlday afternoon by Rev. Glen White. Members of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges attended In a body at the ceremony. The Methodist choir sang, "The Way of the Cross Leads Won and "Old Rugged Cross." In the latter number Dean T. Goodman sang the solo part Mrs. Glen White and Mrs. A. Glhh suns- tha rit "Whispering Hope." ine remains were shipped to Prescott, Wash., where interment was made on Sunday. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT AT THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH At 7:30 next Sunday eveninsr. Dec. 22, the beautiful sacred pageant, "God in His Oarrtpn " win ha r. re sented In All Saints Episcopal church by the members of the Church school assisted by the choir. The pageant is one of unusual beau ty ana nils uie heart with a deeper devotion for the Christ who was born in a manger so many years ago. 'How silently, how silentlv. The wondrous gift is glv'n; So God imparts to human hearts ine Diessings ol His heav'n. No ear may hear His coming. But in this world of sin. Where meek soul will receive Him sun, The dear Christ enters In." All those Who WOllUl likft ir frrt caroling Christmas Eve, meet at the Episcopal rectory at 9 o'clock that evening. MORROW HEALTH GOOD. That the health of Mnrmn miii. ty residents is in good condition Is Indicated by the report of Frederick D. Strieker, M. D., collaborating epi demiologist, U. S. public health ser vice, in cooperation with the State Board of Health. The report shows not a single case of communicable disease In the county for the week ending December 14. TEACHERS TAKING TESTS. Morrow county teachers began taking examinations for their state certificates at the office of Lucy. E. Rodgers, county school superinten dent on Wednesday. The examina tions will be continued throughout this week. Examinations for one-, three-, and five-year and life certi ficates are available at this time, but it Is believed that only those for the one-year certificate will be taken.