OREGOM HISTORICAL SOCti mmz& PUBLIC AUDITOR I 'C' potla:;:-. .ouz Volume 46, Number 45. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 1930. Subscription $2.00 a Year MAFlKETfNG LEADS AT E Ceding of Public Lands To State Also Has Important Place. PIONEERS HONORED Noted Men Give Talks on Problems Confronting Growers, at Con clave In The Dalles. Cooperative marketing of wool and the ceding of the unappropriat ed portion of the public domain to the Btates were subjects that took a major position in the talks and discussions at the 33rd annual con vention of the Oregon Wool Grow ers association which convened in The Dalles, the birth place of the association, last Thursday and Fri day. W. P. Mahoney, president, In his address Thursday morning, took up many points of interest to the wool grower, Including discussions on the public domain, Packers Consent De cree of 1920, predatory animal con trol, cost accounting to determine costs of raising sheep, wilderness grazing areas, establishment of feeding areas along trails used by stock, national marketing plans snd the tariff. Charter Member Speaks. Judge F. W. Wilson, charter mem ber of the association and secretary at its founding 33 years ago, gave a talk on the history of the organ ization, at the Kiwanis club lunch eon Thursday. Other charter mem bers attending the meeting were H. C. Rooper, W. E. Hunt and A. S. Roberts. These four attending charter members and Dick Hinton and William Odell, charter mem bers who were unable to attend, were all voted honorary life mem berships in the association. - H. E. Lounsbury, general freight agent of the Union Pacific system, speaking on "Railroads and the Livestock Industry," Thursday af ternoon, gave much information on freight rates. F. R. Marshall, secretary of the National Wool Growers association, explained the National Wool Mar keting corporation, telling why it was formed and how it would be operated. Wool Markets Discussed. E. A. Cornack, president of the Pacific Cooperative Wool Growers, and Edgar L. Ludwlck, assistant manager of the same organization, spoke on national and local plans for cooperative wool marketing. J. H. Dobbin, chairman of the wool marketing committee of the Ore gon Wool growers, then led In a discussion of marketing problems. A special night session for grow ers only was conducted Thursday evening when a discussion of var ious problems In the sheep industry was had. Shearing and control of predatory animals took a leading place in the discussion. Charles Smith spoke on the keeping of bus iness records and cost accounting by the sheep grower, using informa tion procured by David Hynd. Garnet Barratt, second vice pres ident of the association, gave a talk on coyote and predatory animal Control. Warner M. Buck, assistant specialist In wool marketing and standardization, U. S. bureau of ag ricultural economics, talked on "Wool, Its Preparation, Handling, Distribution and Manufacturing." A display of wool, from the time It left the sheep's back until in the manu factured state, helped to carry the his message. Robert Stun field Speaks. Robert N. Stanfleld of Baker, for mer United States senator, talked of the public domain and its rela tion to the sheep Industry. Many visitors at the convention were high In praise of the Instructive talk given by Mr. Stanfleld, James M. Coon, contact man of the Federal Farm board, spoke about the board's relation with the farmer and grower. Following the meeting it was an nounced that a meeting had been called by Governor Norblad to be held In Portland, January 23, to take up the proposed cession of un appropriated public lands to the states by the federal government Among those attending the con vention who are well known In the sheep industry in Oregon were William Hanley, Robert N. Stan fleld and Walter M. Pierce. Officers Reelected. All elective officers serving during the last year were reelected. These are W. P. Mahoney, president; Fred Phillips of Baker, first vice presi dent; Garnet Barratt, second vice president; S. E. Miller of Union, third vice president. The position of secretary, which during the last year was filled by Walter Holt of Pendleton, Is appointive by the exe cutive committee. Because of the important work to be done by the wool marketing committee, President Mahoney re appointed Jay Dobbin of Enter prise, Fred Falconer of Pendleton, R. N. Stanfleld of Baker, T. J. Ma honey of Portland and J. W. Hoech of The Dalles, on this committee. (Continued on Page Four) WOOL 1 LONERGAN LAUDS ELKS' ACTIVITIES Large Number in Attendance at Meeting, Some Coming From Distant County Points. Heppner lodge No. 358, B. P. O. Elks, was paid an official visit by Frank Lonergan of Portland, dis trict deputy grand exalted ruler, at a special meeting called for that purpose Friday evening. After learning of the good condition of the lodge from a financial and mem bership standpoint and of the worthwhile activities being engaged In, he complimented Earl Gordon, exalted ruler, and his officers for their fine work. Mr. Lonergan was guest at the lodge session, during which 10 can didates were initiated by the lodge. He gave a talk that was both Inter esting and Informative, according to many of the lodgemen In attend ance. A lunch of steamed clams was served by the entertainment committee, following the lodge ses sion. Despite unfavorable weather con ditions, there was an attendance of nearly 70 at the meeting, many of those present having come from dis tant points In Morrow county and others from as far as Condon and Fossil. The visiting official, and present officers and past exalted rulers of the Heppner lodge were guests at a chicken dinner at the Cottage inn, before the beginning of the lodge ceremonies. Boardman High Winner In Hoop Battle, 23-20 Outclassing Heppner high school quintet in all departments of the game, the Boardman high school hoopsters defeated Heppner at the high school auditorium, 23-20, Fri day evening. Wicklander of Boardman started the scoring soon after the fray be gan by looping a goal from the field. The visiting hoopmen took the lead from the start and were never headed except for once in the first quarter. Boardman led at half time with the score 13-8. At the end of the third quarter they still led, the count being 19-15. Heppner staged a rally in the final quarter, reducing the lead to three points but were unable to get further. Poor passing and inability to con nect with the basket led to Hepp ner s defeat. Teamwork displayed by the visitors enabled them to get many unguarded shots at the loop. Wicklander of Boardman and Robertson of Heppner tied for high point honors, each scoring 12 points. Wilson of Boardman was second high with 6 points. Boardman play ed the entire game without a sub stitution, while Heppner ran in three substitutes at guard in an attempt to halt the onslaught of the visitors. Boardman (23) Heppner (20) Wilson (6) F Thomson (4) Mingus F.. Robertson (12) Wicklander (12)..C Evans (4) Root (2) G Gentry Mefford (3) G Turner Welfare Work Handled By Local Legion Post The rendering of assistance to needy families of the Heppner com munity and the handling of matters concerning the local Boy Scout troop, were the principal matters to be taken up at the regular meeting of the Hepnper American Legion post Monday evening. William Poulson urged that Le gionnaires attend the Boy Scout court of honor to be held January 30. Scouts of the local troop will take tests at that time, five being ready to undergo the examinations required to become a first class scout. Kenneth Ackley was appointed chaplain of the post. The name of Clarence Bauman was drawn for the attendance award, but he was absent and the prize, increased in amount, will be carried over to the next meeting of the post. DEATH CALLS FATHER, Isaiah Smith, 93, father of Mrs. Fred Ashbaugh, of Hardman, died at the home of Mrs. Aahbaugh's sis ter, Mrs. Rose Black, in Bliss, Idaho, Monday morning. Mr. Smith had never resided in Morrow county but had visited the Ashbaughs at Hard man on several, occasions. Besides his two daughters he is survived by two sons, Sam of Elliott, Iowa, and Oharles Smith of Central City, Neb. The remains will be shipped to Red Oak, Iowa, to be Interred In the family plot. Mrs. Ashbaugh was prevented from attending the fun eral by the Inclement weather. HOOP GAME CANCELLED. Because of Inclement weather, making transportation by automo bile difficult, the basketball game scheduled between Heppner high school and Stanfleld high school to have been played at Stanfleld last Saturday, was cancelled. AUXILIARY GIVING TEA. A benefit tea, open to the public, will be held at the home of Mrs. Harry. Tamblyn, Valentine's day, February 14, by the American Leg ion Auxiliary. 'Paul Marble, district manager of the Pacific Power and Light com pany, went to Portland Wednesday morning to attend a meeting of tho officers and district managers of that company. L FACULTY ST I COMEDY Proceeds Raised Will be Used for Buying of Library Books. HOOP GAMES FRIDAY Heppner High School Will Debate Other Teams of District in Tilts Starting Feb. 19. To raise funds for the school li brary, members of the faculty of the Heppner schools will present "Smile, Rodney, Smile," a comedy with laughs galore, at the high school auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 18. Twelve characters are Included in the cast, five of them being male parts. As there are only three men on the faculty it has been made necessary that two men be "bor rowed" from the community, these being Crocket Sprouls and Earl Gordon. The play Is being directed by Miss Irene Riechel. Others in the cast are the Misses Bernita Lamson, Erma Dennis, Eli zabeth Galloway, Blanche Hanson, Beth Bleakman, Aagodt Frigaard and Mrs. Adelyn O'Shea, William Poulson, James Lumley and Ger ald Brunson. Hoopsters Play Lexington. The Heppner high school boys basketball team will journey to Lex ington Friday to battle the high school hoopsters of that commun ity. Robertson of Heppner has been attacked by tonsilitis, and will probably be out for the season, for he is to have his tonsils removed as soon as his condition Improves sufficiently. Loss of Robertson at forward will be felt, for he usually contributed his share of tallies to the Heppner scores. Coach Poulson Is grooming a number of players to fill the vacancy, and hopes to discover a winning combination be fore the tilt with Lexington. A com plete shift of players from one po sition to another may be necessary to get the desired result A double-header will be on the Lexington program, for the Hepp ner nign scnool girls will also make the trip to play the Lexington girls. The team expected to start is Har riet Morgan, Jumping center; Ellen Morgan, side center; Katherine Bis bee and Jane Allstott, forwards; Evelyn Swindig and Erma Schultz, guards. The Heppner sextet will enter the fray with new uniforms, middies and bloomers in the school colors, purple and gold. Debates in February. . Heppner high school will compete in its first debate of the season on February 19, but as yet her oppon ent is unselected. The local school is in the Umatilla league with Mac Laughlin high school of Mllton Freewater, Pendleton, Hermiston and Umatilla high schools. One loss will eliminate a team from the running. Each school will not com pete directly with every other school In the district, but Instead percent ages will be used to determine the district championship. Subject for the debates Is "Re solved, that the United States should cease to protect by armed force American capital invested in for eign countries except after a form al declaration of war." The Hepp ner team is being coached by Miss Galloway. Attendance In the high school has been good despite the Inclement weather, and only two students were not present to take semester examinations, these being confined to their homes by sickness, accord ing to Superintendent Poulson. At tendance in the grade school has also been good considering the bad weather. BOYS WITNESS HOLD-UP. Holdups are increasing at a rapid rate In Chicago, since nearly 300 policemen were laid off January 1, according to Laurel and Harold Beach, who have written to their father, K. L. Beach, of Lexington, about a hold-up that they witnessed. lhe two boys, returning home late from a concert, were surprised to see three men step out of a car and hold up two others. To escape dan ger of the same fate, the Beach bro thers ran several blocks and up to their apartments on the third floor, quickly locking their door behind them. D. OF II. JUVENILES. The senior club of the Degree of Honor juveniles will hold Its regu lar meeting Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock In the Odd Fellows hall. Officers for 1930 will be appointed. A party, honoring those who have been graduated during the past vear will follow. The junior club will hold its regular meeting Tuesday after noon at 4 o'clock at the Odd Fellows hall, planning appointment of offi cers, according to Nora Moore, juve nile director. GASOLINE STOVE EXPLODES. Explosion of a gasoline stove at the home of Charles Swindig start ed a fire there at 3:50 o'clock Friday afternoon. It was extinguished by Mrs. Swindig before the arrlvnl of the fire department The accident occurred when son Joe tried to light the stove. No damage resulted to the home. WILLARDHERREN LONG IN COUNTY Born in Salem In. 1856; Family Connected With Famed Blue Bucket Mine of Old Days. Funeral services for Willard Hall Herren, 73, who died at his home in Heppner Saturday morning were conducted Monday afternoon by the Masonic lodge In the Masonic tern pie, the obituary and closing prayer being given by Rev. Stanley Moore of the Episcopal church. Interment was made in the Heppner cemetery. Mr. Herren was born in Salem on October 19, 1856, being a son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Herren. His father and his father's sister cross ed the plains by wagon train In 1847 to reach Oregon. After crossing the uescnutes river near Bend, his fath er and his father's sister claim to have discovered the famed Blue Bucket mine, while searching for water. He made a return in later years but was never able to relo cate the mine. His father was also the first sheriff of Marion county. willard Herren organized the Ma sonic lodge at Davenport, Wash. He had. been a master Mason a long time ana naa hem tne otnee of wor- snipful master for a number of terms. The Herren family moved to Mor row county In 1871, where Willard engaged In cattle, and later In sheep raising. Later he went to Alaska and California gold mines and upon returning to Heppner, discovered coal on Willow creek, which re sulted In the mining development at what is known as the Coal Mines. He had resided In Heppner for more than 50 years, making many friendships In the community. For much of this time his home was in the mountains on Willow creek where he operated for a number of years what is still known as Her ren's mill, though the mill itself has been dismantled and most of the buildings demolished by fire. Al ways a follower of the great out-of- doors, -Mr. Herren was noted as a woodsman and hunter throughout large portion of the northwest territory. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Dorothy, who is in California training to be a nurse. Keith Turner Answers Death Call Wednesday Keith Turner, sorJ. of Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Turner, died in Sacra mento, Calif., at 9:05 o'clock Wed nesday evening, from tubercular trouble which had bothered him for the past six months. Mr. and Mrs, Turner left Heppner Monday night to tane Keith to Los Angeles where they hoped that climate and medi cal treatment would combine to bring about his recovery. Keith was taken seriously ill at 5 o'clock yesterday and he was tak en to a Sacramento hospital for treatment, it being there that his death occurred. Keith would have been two years old in March. Mr. and Mrs. Turner will return immediately with the body of their son, It being planned to have funer al services and interment soon after their arrival in Heppner. HOME POINTERS. THE HEALTHFUL ORANGE Perhaps If you took a census of the fruit tastes of your friends you would find that the orange was given first choice in something like ninety per cent of the votes. Per haps it would stand favorite at even better odds. Perhaps not At any rate, the orange Is almost univer sally liked. Orange Puffs. Sift into mixing bowl one and one-fourth cups pastry flour, one-; half cup of sugar; add one-half cup milk mixed with two egg yolks, one tablespoon butter, melted, and one half teaspoon grated orange rind. Beat two minutes, pour into six greased muffin tins and bake 25 minutes. Serve hot with orange puff sauce. Steamed Orange Pudding Make biscuit dough and roll it into a long narrow sheet one-fourth of an inch thick. Spread thickly with peeled and sliced oranges, sprinkle with sugar and grated or ange peel and rol up, twisting the ends together. Lay it In- a butter ed pie tin or pudding dish placed in a steamer over boiling water. Steam for an hour and a half and serve with any sauce. Orange Cake Filling Bring to the boll two cups of water and the grated yellow rind of two oranges. Thicken with three tablespoons of cornstarch rubbed smooth in a half cup of cold water, and cook, stirring constantly. Take from the fire and add a cup of powdered sugar beaten with the yolks of three egss. Stir until nearly cool, then add a tablespoon of butter, the juice of four oranges and one lemon, and cool. Spread between the layers and cover with orange icing. Because the snow was so deep that the pupils could not reach school, the school near tho R. A. Thompson ranch, taught by Miss Jean Hlnkle, has been closed. Miss Hlnkle went to Portland Monday to visit her sister, who Is ill. B. P. Stone has returned to work In his Bhop, following a slight Illness. LIS TENDER FOR WHEAT MEET Conditions Thought Good To Bring Wheat League Meet to Heppner. ACCOUNTS UNITY AIM C. W. Smith Talks on Cooperative Methods of Marketing Wool and Wheat, at Luncheon. The Eastern Oregon Wheat lea gue will be tendered an Invitation to have its next annual convention In Heppner by the Heppner Lions club, which passed a resolution to this effect at Its Monday luncheon. The motion was made after Charles W, Smith, county agent and secretary- treasurer of the league, had said the board of directors were favor able to coming to Heppner. Lions whole-heartedly favored the invitation and showed enthusiasm over the prospects of getting the convention, the dates for which will be set by the executive committee of the league. Smith has made a survey of available hotel accommo dations, and finds that Heppner is well provided to take care of the housing situation. Morrow county, with 70 members, is one of the lead ing counties in membership in the league. It has been the policy of the organization to rotate from one city to another for holding of the convention, and this with the large membership in the county, is ex pected to combine to bring the con clave here. Uniform Accounts Plan. William Poulson was named chairman and John Hiatt member, of the public welfare committee to give assistance to needy families In the community. Paul Gemmell, treasurer of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, announced two vacancies on the local board, urging that the Lions lend assist ance in filling them. Gay Anderson, president of the Oregon County Clerks and Record ers' association, told of his attend ance at the state meeting, pointing out that a uniform system of ac counting for all counties, cities and school districts in the state, iM be ing sought Laws may be passed to bring this about Anderson urg ed that people familiarize themselv es with the problem so that they will be prepared to act intelligently when the matter is brought up. S. E. Notson, who attended the Oregon Sheriffs and District At torneys' association meeting in Portland, told of the talk by Hal E. Hoss, secretary of state, on the pro posed uniform accounting system. Notson reported that those attend ing the meeting were royally enter tained. Heppner Lions Active. Charles Smith told of visits to meetings of the Lions clubs in The Dalles and Corvallis, pointing out that the Heppner club was just as active. He also gave a brief talk on cooperative marketing of both wheat and wool. He stressed the fact that It was not the purpose of either the wheat league or wool growers to attempt to "high-pressure" anyone into joining the new marketing associations, only those completely sold on the idea be ing asked to unite. It is expect ed that not more than 30 per cent of the wheat will be handled by the cooperatives In 1930, and that there will be no disrupting of existing marketing agencies. Though it is recognized that the wheat industry, or the farming industry as a whole, has not received just the legislation it was working for, it is believed that farmers will be brought Into closer contact through the present plan, that Imperfections will be Ironed out, and that they will be In a better position to get needed legislation should the present plan not be effective. Cooperative marketing was of leading interest at the meetings of both the Eastern Oregon Wheat league and the Oregon Wool Grow ers association, attended by Smith. President Sweek's plan of giving the chair to various officers and members of the organization was started at this meeting, with Paul Gemmell, first vice president pre siding. D. A. Wilson, second vice president, will fill the chair at next Monday's luncheon. MAHRT WINS CONTEST. W. F. Mahrt of Hardman, agent for the Delco Light company, was the winner of a contest sponsored by the company embracing the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho and the territory of Alaska. Mahrt took first place in the sales contest by making sales amounting to 357.2 per cent of his quota. For this accomplishment he was award ed a fine volt-ammeter. Mahrt's closest competitor was a Corvallis distributor, who made a rating of 327.2 per cent. SIREN TO SOUND NOONS. The fire siren will be sounded at noon every day as long as the cold weather continues, according to S. P. Devln, Are chief. This is being done to keep In good run ning condition and as a check to see that it Is operating properly at all times. USE OF RIVER IS PREDICTED SOON Wheat Growers Endorse Movement To Use Columbia to Lower Existing Freight Rates. Starting of open river navigation on the Columbia within a year or two was predicted at the annual meeting of the Eastern Oregon Wheat league in Pendleton where that subject was one of the two major issues considered, the other being the new plan of cooperative wheat marketing which was given full approval. That Buch development will bring substantial benefits to the entire state and will result in practical and immediate relief to inland em pire agriculture, was freely express ed by those sponsoring the move ment and by leading farmers who have been agitating the matter for years. At present federal and state agencies are cooperating in final surveys of condition of the river freight available and best types of equipment needed for immediate use of the river. Later it is hoped that channel Improvement and even canalization will follow. The league indorsed the new co operative marketing plan and ask ed that formation of temporary lo cal units be continued pending com pletion of final contract forms. Many other matters were acted up on at the meeting which was con ducted in the form of a conference with the cooperation of the Oregon State College Extension service. Lodge Officers Take Positions at Meeting F. R. Bacon was instaled as noble grand of Willow lodge No. 66, Odd Fellows, and Ella Benge, as noble grand of the Rebekahs, at Joint installation ceremonies to which the public was invited, Friday evening at Odd Fellows hall. The Rebekahs were hstesses to a group of more than 75 members of the two lodges at a banquet which followed the in stallation ceremonies. Others installed by the Odd Fel lows were E. L. Ayers, V. G.; A. J. Chaffee, secretary; J. A. Adkins, treasurer; J. J. Wightman, R. S. N. G.; W. E. Mikesell, L. S. N. G.; R. A. Boyd, warden; A. J. Knoblock, conductor; Ernest Hunt O. G.: Sherman Shaw, I. G.; Albert Wil liams, R. S. S ; Oscar Davis, L. S. S.; D. O. Justus, chaplain; J. L. Yeager, R. S. V. G.; George McDuf- fee, L. S. V. G. Others inducted Into offices of the Rebekahs were Alice Rasmus, past noble grand; Margaret Smith, V. G.; Lillian Turner, secretary; Opal Ayers, treasurer; Mabel Chaffee, R. S. N. G.; Hilma Anderson, L. S. N. G.; Ruby Corrigall, warden; Lucy Rodgers, conductor; Sadie Sigsbee, O. G.; Rose Howell, I. G.; Alice Mc- Duffee, chaplain; Charlotte Gordon, R. S. V. G.; Daisy Shively, L. S. V. G. John Wightman was installing officer and D. O. Justus, marshall, for the Odd Fellows ceremonies and Anna Brown, Installing officer, and Olive Frye, marshall, for the Re bekah installation. Roberts Home Damaged By Fire on Wednesday The home of Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Roberts was damaged to the extent of about $400 by fire at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the blaze starting from a defective flue. Im proper construction around the chimney was also partly responsi ble. In building the dwelling, ship lap had been laid next to the chim ney and up close to the flue leading to the heating stove in the living room. The alarm was answered by the Heppner Fire department, under Chief S. P. Devin, the blaze being put out with the use of chemicals. Damage to the house is fully cover ed by insurance. Carpenters were at work repairing the damage this morning. The siren failed to oper ate at the time of the fire, and the sound of the siren heard shortly afterward was a test after repairs had been made. Pythians Elect, Install Officers for New Year Doric Lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias, at its meeting Tuesday evening, elected and installed offi cers for 1930 as follows: R. C. Wightman, C. C; Harry Quacken bush, V. C; Jasper V. Crawford, K. R. S.; W. W. Smead. M. of F.; J. W. Hiatt M. of E.; M. L. Case, M. of W.; Emil Grotkopp, M. at A.; Oscar Davis, I. G.; Carl Ulrich, O. G.; Charles Thomson, prelate. The next regular meeting will be Tues day evening, February 4. W. W. Smead of the local lodge has received appointment as dis trict deputy grand chancellor, with jurisdiction covering Grant, Gilliam and Morrow counties. Mrs. M. L. Slaght of Vale came to Heppner Monday to attend the fun eral of her uncle, the late Willard Herren. She returned to her home Wednesday evening. Mrs. Slaght will be remembered by many Hepp ner people as Miss Mabel Herren, daughter of D. A. Herren, and a res ident of this community for many years. Emmett Hughes, Sherwood drug gist, arrived In Heppner today, to be with his father, Matt Hughes, during his Illness. WINTER'S CHILLS GRIPPING COUNTY Total Snow in Heppner Reaches 15 Inches AtWeek-End. FUEL NEED GREATER Thawing of Water Pipes Becomes Part of Daily Schedule aa Cold Snap Continues. Heppner and Morrow county for nearly two weeks have been hit with wintry weather that has grip ped the entire Pacific northwest In Heppner the temperature has been down to 18 below for a week, and sub-zero has been the order nights. Temperatures of more than 25 be low have been reported at different points In the county. More snow began falling Satur day evening, and continued to fall nearly all day Sunday, bringing the total depth in Heppner to 15 Inches. Many local residents began remov ing snow from their roofs and side walks Sunday afternoon, although In the business district removal was not undertaken generally until Mon day morning. State highway plows cleared the highway of snow in the city. Traffic has been continuous on the main highways, but on the roads getting less traffic, travel has been difficult and in some cases en tirely stopped. The cold snap has greatly increas ed the use of wood, coal and elec tricity to make homes and places of business comfortable and to pre vent freezing of water pipes at night Plumbers have been kept busy continuously thawing out the froz en pipes. In many cases the men of the household have done this work each morning early, because a plumber was not available or to reduce the cost of fighting the win try blasts. Motorists unprepared for the sub-zero temperatures have had the radiators of their automo biles frozen, providing additional work for garagemen. The cold wave has brought with it an epidemic of colds, coughs, ton silitis, influenza and other maladies. Children of the county have in many instances foregone the plea sures of skiing and coasting, be cause of the extreme cold. A brighter aspect is presented by the enjoyment of many people who are engaging In winter sports. While the ice rink made by Messrs. Poulson and Pratt at the rodeo grounds has been almost hopelessly buried by the snow, addicts of the arctic pastime have not been dis couraged, bringing out skiis to re place skates, and sliding merrily along just the same. One skii jump has been made in north Heppner, while the golf links has given itself over to skii and toboggan slides. Edmundson's Injuries Show Slight Mending Alonzo Edmundson's condition is slightly improved, according to his mother, Mrs. Mattie Huston, who returned from Portland by train to day. After Edmundson went to Portland, the Infection around his fractured jaw bones was cleaned up and the bones scraped. Specialists have been working with him form six to eight hours each day to mend his injuries. The bones have been wired and the wir es are tightened each day in an attempt to bring the two jaws into correct position, to permit full use of his teeth, before the fractured bones will be set and allowed to knit Edmundson's physical condition has improved since going to Port land, although he has lost some In weight He is on a liquid diet The outcome of his injuries are still in doubt but the results obtained by the physicians in the last day or two make the outlook for his re gaining use of the jaws, somewhat brighter. Edmundson was Injured in an au tomobile accident more than a month ago. D. OF H. MEETING. Kate J. Young lodge No. 29, De gree of Honor, will meet at 7:30 o'cloc Tuesday venlng, January 28, In Odd Fellows hall. There will be Initiation, also Installation of new officers. Refreshments will be serv ed following the lodge session. Clara Beamer, Secretary. LEXINGTON P. T. A. MEETS. Mrs. P. M. Gemmell, historian of the American Legion Auxiliary unit of Heppner, was the principal speaker on a program of the Lex ington Parent-Teacher association held in the Lexington school audi torium Tuesday afternoon. ELKS MEET TONIGHT. The Heppner Elks lodge will con vene at its regular meeting at the Elks temple tonight. The entertain ment committee promises a tasty lunch after the lodge session. SMALLPOX REPORTED. Several cases of smallpox are re ported to have been contracted by people living In the vicinity of Mon ument All of the cases reported are mild attacks.