Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, March 19, 1931, Image 1

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Volume 48, Number 1.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
District Governor Makes
Talk Citing Progress;
Compliments Club.
Earl Gordon Tells Benefits of Super
vised l'lay; Resume of Work
and Accomplishments Given.
Celebrating the first charter birth
day anniversary of the Heppner
Lions club 80 Lions and ladies met
at I. O. O. F. hall Monday evening
and enjoyed a program of business
and pleasure. Jack Ferris of La
Grande, district governor of Lions
International for Oregon, was guest
of honor.
The governor officiated at the
cutting of the birthday cake, for
the dinner dessert, and later in a
short address told of the phenome
nal growth of Lions International
in which the Oregon district is set
ting the pace with a .08 percent
gain in membership this year. Forty-seven
clubs are now active in the
district with the goal of fifty by
June 1 a certainty. Mr. Ferris ex
pressed more than ordinary affec
tion for the Heppner club as he was
president of its daddy club, La
Grande, when the organization was
sponsored. Accomplishments of
Heppner Lions gave him a feeling
of pride, he said, and he has used
the club as an example in talks all
over the state.
Radio Stunt Feature.
The business session was featured
by talks by Earl W. Gordon, Gay
M. Anderson and Al Rankin. A
broadcast Btunt, in which Graham
McNamee, announcer, and Earl
Hodges, International president,
were represented in a special pro
gram for the occasion, was carried
out successfully by Paul Marble and
Spencer Crawford. Special musical
numbers were given by Miss Lola
Hiatt and Miss Charlotte Woods in
vocal solos, and Miss Juanita Leath
ers, piano solo. Music at intervals
during dinner and for dancing later
was furnished by a local orchestra
composed of Mr. and Mrs. Merle
Venable, Harold Buhman, Gay An
derson and Harold Becket. Assist
ing in serving the dinner were the
Misses Jessie Pslmiter, Charlotte
Woods, Grace Nixon, Bernita Lam
son, Miriam McDonald, Juanita
Leathers, Helen Olsen and Beth
Bleakman, Heppner teachers, and
Lola Hiatti high school student. W.
R. Poulson was chairman of the
special entertainment committee.
C. L. Sweek, toastmaster and
president, was observant of any ir
regularities of conduct by members
resulting in fines being assessed by
Russell Pratt, tailtwister, as well as
much merriment.
A city park was the theme of Mr.
Gordon, who set out many advan
tages of such a park in connection
with supervised play of children.
He quoted statistics showing that
one delinquent child between the
ages of eight and 18 years costs his
parents or society $8000. Such a
park as he proposed for Heppner
would cost not to exceed $4000 on
completion, and If through its es
tablishment one child delinquency
could be prevented It would have
reaped the city 100 per cent profit
on investment. Mr Gordon intro
duced the park subject as chairman
of the club's park and playground
committee. Mr. Sweek asserted the
project to be one worthy of the
cluB's attention, and expressed hope
that it might be undertaken,
Dona Under Fire.
Mr. Anderson, who last year rep
resented the local club at the Lions
international convention at Denver,
gave a brief resume of accomplish
ments of Llonlsm In Heppner. His
talk revealed a record of achieve
ments giving full justification of
the club's existence.
As good roads chariman, Mr. Ran
kin reported recent representation
of the club at roads meetings in
Walla Walla and The Dalles. He
also cited accomplishments in con
nection with the Hcppner-Spray
road, the club's major project
Good order prevailed in the den
throughout most of the evening,
tranquility of the Inmates undergo
ing Its worst disruption when one
Lion was subjected to the rapid fir
ing of a bunch of firecrackers.
Monday, March 23rd, the ladles of
the Episcopal Auxiliary are going to
meet at the Parish House for the
purpose of cleaning up the church
grounds and beautifying them by
planting of shrubs and flowers. The
meeting time is 2:30. Each woman
Is going to bring a dish of food for
a pot-luck supper to be served in
the Parish House to all the workers
and their families. The men are
expected to appear on the scene as
soon as their business will permit
to help In the work. Don't forget
to bring your shovel, rake and trow
el and whatever extra flowers or
seeds you may have.
T. J. Duffy of Bend, district dep
uty exalted ruler B. P. O, Elks,
mado an official visit to Heppner
lodge No. 358 last Thursday eve
ning. Initiation, entertainment and
"eats" were other features of the
Judge Campbell's Car Wrecked on
O.-W. Highway Near I'ilot Rock;
No Serious Injuries Received.
W. T. Campbell, county judge,
Rev. Glen P. White, pastor of the
Methodist church, S. E. Notson, dis
trict attorney, and J. P. Conder,
were victims of an automobile acci
dent last night, in which Mr. White
recevied a broken collar bone, Mr.
Notson a badly bruised shoulder
and forehead and Mr. Campbell a
bruised leg. The accident occurred
three miles west om Pilot Rock on
the Oregon-Washington highway as
the men were returning home from
Pendleton where they went to hear
an address by Dr. Deets Pickett,
secretary of the Methodist temper
ance board.
The men were riding in Mr.
Campbell's car, with Mr. Campbell
at the wheel. No indication was
had of anything being wrong with
the car when it suddenly became
unmanageable and turned over on
its side in the ditch, the men re
ported. The engine was still run
ning when the men began to collect
themselves, and being unable to
open a door, Mr. Campbell kicked
a hole in the windshield to prevent
asphyxiation from the gas fumes
which rapidly thickened the air in
side the car. Mr. Campbell was the
the first to make his way out, go
ing through the hole in the wind
shield, and opening the upper door
of the sedan, he helped Mr. Conder
and Mr. Notson out. Mr. White,
who was unconscious for a time,
could not be lifted through the door
and the other men worked him
through the windshield after knock
ing out the jagged edges of the
broken glass through which Judge
Campbell had successfully worked
his way without receiving so much
as a scratch.
The men got word to Pilot Rock
by way of a car that came along
shortly, and a tow-car for the
wrecked automobile and transporta
tion for the men was arranged for
at a garage. They got home at 2:00
o'clock this morning.
John Harbke, Portland realtor,
accompanied by L. H. Estes, was in
Heppner on Saturday. These men
are members of the Wells Springs
Gas company and were quite enthu
siastic over the development work
going on there at present, believing
that natural gas, and perhaps oil,
will be discovered in great quanti
ties in the Wells Springs district
before a great while. Mr. Harbke
was interested in securing leases
on lands out that way.
Messrs. Henry F. and Henry
Blahm, former Heppner residents,
came over from Walla Walla on
Tuesday, spending Wednesday here
while looking after business. The
Walla Walla country has been en
joying good rains of late and vege
tation of all kinds is coming along
in excellent shape, these men re
port. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Adams, who
have been spending the winter at
their Portland home, returned to
Heppner by this morning's train
and will go out to Hardman to re
main during the spring and sum
mer. Mr. Adams reports a very
pleasant winter at Portland, and is
pleased to get back to Morrow
county and find so much rain.
The Broadway Revue, nine peo
ple, Star theater, tonight (Thurs
day.) Pendleton ladies in this city Sat
urday were Mesdames D. C. Wells,
D. L. Johnson, L. J. McAtee and H.
M. Massey. They were entertained
at the home fo Mrs. Richard Wells
for luncheon and later attended the
meeting of the Eastern Star Social
Kate J. Young lodge No. 29, De
gree of Honor Protective associa
tion, will meet at 8 o'clock Tuesday
evening in Odd Fellows hall. There
will be initiation and refreshments.
AH members are urged to be pres
ent Clara Beamer, Secretary.
Edward Rietmann, lone farmer,
was attending to business affairs in
Heppner on Saturday. He is pleas
ed over the splenddi crop outlook in
the north end of the county.
C. B. Shane, government engineer,
arrived in Heppner Wednesday on
his way to the Heppner-Spray road
where he will assist In surveying
projected work.
Emil Johnson, garage man of
Hardman, was looking after busi
ness matters in this city on Satur
We wish to thank the people of
Heppner for helping us entertain
our many visitors to the Epworth
League Institute, March 13 to 15.
We appreciate every bit of help and
cooperation that was given us to
make this institute possible. Thanks
to each and every one.
Heppner Epworth League,
Glen P. White, Pastor,
M. E. Church.
Tho will of the late Hugh Mc-
Nerney was filed for probate In the
county clerk's office this week. John
and Anthony McNcrney, brothers,
of Edmore-Arva county, Ireland,
are named as beneficiaries. Person
al property amounting to $6,050.50
is listed.
For Sale White Pekln duck eggs,
50c per setting. Beulah Nichols,
Lexington. l-3p
Locals Win 6 Matches
In Telegraphic Shoot
Recording a 74, Heppner-Pilot
Rock club won all six matches in
the Oregonian telegraphic trap
shooting tournament Sunday. Two
of the matches, with The Dalles
Wasco who shot 70, and Douglas
county, 73, were the result of ties
the previous Sunday. The other
clubs defeated were Woodland, Wn.,
68, Toledo, 71, Burns, 73, and Baker,
70. Charles H. Latourell of Hepp
ner and Vic Bracher, Pilot Rock,
hung up straight 25's, and S. G.
Mendenhall, Pilot Rock, made a 24
for the local team. Bracher was
late getting to the traps, and the
score in Monday's Oregonian show
ing Dr. A. D. McMurdo as a mem
ber of the team with 24, was later
Latourell, Adam Knoblock and
McMurdo of the local club shot over
the Pilot Rock traps Sunday. Next
Sunday, President Latourell an
nounces, shooting will begin
promptly at 10:30 over the home
traps and he urges a large turn-out
of club members.
Wells Springs Hole Said Promising;
25-Year Dream of Harbke;
News of Week Told.
J. A. Harbke and L. H. Estes of
Portland were week-end business
visitors in our city. These two gen
tlemen are officers in the Wells
Springs Gas and Oil company. Oth
er officers are Wilbur Henderson
and Mrs. Leding, also of Portland.
Fred Nichoson, a local man, is drill
ing the test hole on the Wells
Springs ranch hwich is now down
to a depth of 225 feet Mr. Nicho
son has an outfit for drilling to a
depth of 1200 to 1500 feet Mr.
Harbke Informs us that the com
pany plans to go down to a depth of
4000 or 5000 feet if necessary and
that tha work will continue without
Interruption. The deeper drilling
will necessitate the installation of
different machinery. The amount of
gas coming from the well is increas
ing and a trace of oil shows. For
twenty-five years Mr. Harbke has
had a vision of oil in Morrow coun
ty and the drilling which has start
ed on Wells Springs ranch is a
realization of that dream. He ex
presses himself as pleased with the
way in which Morrow county peo
ple are backing the venture. The
Wells Springs Gas and Oil company,
undNc a state permit is selling stock
in the company. Several Portland
people visited the well last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Palmateer of
Morgan; returned home Saturday
from Estacada where they had been
called by the death of Mrs. Palma
teer's mother, Mrs. John Githens.
Mrs. Githens was 64 years of age,
and her death followed a paralytic
A pleasant dinner party was held
at the E. G. Sperry ranch home on
Sunday, the occasion being the cel
ebration of the brithday anniversar
ies of E. G. Sperry and Mrs. A. E.
Stefani. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. E. G. Sperry and two
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ste
fani and small son, Mrs. Oscar
Cochran, George Cochran, Elvon
Oglesby, and Mrs. Walter Cochran
and two sons from Arlington.
Monday evening a jolly St Pat
rick's party was held at the Ernest
Heliker country home. The party
was planned by Mrs. Heliker as a
surprise for her daughter, Harriet,
and to say that the surprise was
complete would be putting it mild
ly. Each young lady came dressed
in pajamas. They took the pledge,
and were solemnly (?) Initiated in
to the Pajama Girls' Stuck-Up so
ciety. Games were enjoyed, prizes
awarded and dainty refreshments of
sandwiches, cake and ice cream
were served by Mrs. Heliker assist
ed by Mrs. Ted Troge. Present
were Helen Grabill, Eva Swanson,
Marguerite Troge, Ellen Nelson,
Lucile Bristow, Fern Engelman,
Velma Sharrard, Opal Finn, Jose
phine Buschke and the honoree,
Miss Harriet.
The school gymnasium was the
scene of a happy gathering Friday
evening when the freshman class
(Continued on Page Six.)
Pomona Grange Meets
At Irrigon March 28th
Pomona Grange will meet on Sat
urday, March 28th, at Irrigon, with
Irrigon Grange as hosts. Please
keep the date In mind as the execu
tive committee found It necessary
to make this change. Representa
tive E. W. Snell of Arlington will
address the grange In the afternoon
during the lecturer s program. Mr,
Snell will discuss recent doings at
tho capital, explain newly adopted
measures, etc. Lexington and
Greenfield granges will contribute
song numbers, Willows grange, two
splendid readings, and the band will
play. Everyone enjoys the Irrigon
Club band.
An all day meeting will be held as
usual, with dinners at .noon and in
tho evening. Visitors, please bring
pies, cakes and fruit salads. The
public Is invited to enjoy the pro
gram ' with us at 2:00 o'clock,
Grangers are especially urged to
get out for the morning session so
that business may be attended to
with dispatch, also that you may
be In on the count which closes at
New Event Gives Schools
From All Over County
Chance to Compete.
Awards Offered Schools and Indiv
idual Contestants; Boys to Vie
According to Weight
Child Health day in Morrow coun
ty will be celebrated on May 2 by
the staging of the Morrow County
Grade School Athletic meet at
Heppner, as well as by health pro
grams in schools of the county, an
nounces Edith M. Stallard, county
health purse.
An association was recently
formed for staging of the athletic
meet with George B. Tucker, prin
cipal of lone schools, as president
The meet is different from any
thing of the kind ever before
staged in the county, and it is ex
pected to draw keen competition
from over the entire county.
Each rural, village and town
school in the county is a member
of the association and eligible to
compete. Entrants will be classified
according to weight and every boy
participating will enter all events
of his class and have his results re
corded. Names and weights of en
trants will be sent in two weeks be
fore the meet on forms furnished
by the athletic meet committee.
Cup Given to School.
Honor awards will' be made by
designating boys as individual
champions of their respective
weight classes, the classes being 60
80 pounds, 81-95 pounds, 96-110
pounds, 111-125 pounds, and an "un
limited" class. The winning school
in each class will be determined by
the average score of the total num
ber of entrants from that school in
that particular class. The school
with the greatest number of points
in all group classes will win the
County Track and Field cup.
In scoring, first place will count 5
points, seconds 4, thirds 3, fourths 2
and fifths 1 point
Blue, red and white ribbons will
be awarded first, second and third
individual winners respectively of
each weight class. The average of
all events In each weight class will
be used to determine the Individual
Spiked shoes of any kind will not
be allowed. Tennis shoes and gym
suits are recommended. Anyone
changing his number will be dis
Events Listed.
Events Include 50-yard dash,
standing broad jump, running broad
jump and baseball throw for boys
up to 81 pounds in weight; 75-yard
dash, standing and running broad
jumps and baseball throw for boys
81-95 pounds; 100-yard dash, stand
ing and running broad Jumps, run
ning high jump and baseball throw
for boys 96-110 pounds; 100-yard
dash, standing and running broad
jumps, running high jump, baseball
throw and 8-pound shot put for
boys 111 pounds or more In weight
Minimum and maximum time or
distance for each of the various
events has been set, with an honor
standard for each, by which points
will be given. The minimum is set
at zero and the maximum at 100. A
given number of points will be giv
en for each stated gradation by
which the contestants exceed the
minimum time or distance for an
Heppner-Pendleton Stage
Line Started by Madsen
Cole Madseni of Portland has tak
en a franchise for running a daily
stage between Pendleton and Ar
lington by way of Heppner. Young
Madsen is well known in Heppner,
having resided here at various
times and having engaged In var
ious occupations.
The run was started the first of
the week, and Madsen is optimistic
as to Its success. Several concerns
have operated stages from Hepp
ner in the past, some to Pendleton
and some to Arlington, but none
have been In operation since last
fall. Madsen believes that by com
bining the runs and operating un
der a smaller overhead expense the
business can be made to pay.
Articles of incorporation have
been filed with the county clerk on
behalf of the Morrow County Oil
company, with Fred Mankln, R. L.
Benge, J. O. Klncakl, O. W. Cuts
forth and Karl L. Beach as Incor
porators. This company Is formed
for the purpose of handling gaso
line, distillate, etc., principally on
behalf of the Morrow county pro
ducers fo wheat and has In con
templation the Installing of distrib
uting stations at various points
along the line of the Heppner
Miss Jaunita Cavnnaugh, 26, of
Grays Harbor, Wash,, and Lester L.
Knowlton, 42, of Yakima, Wash.,
were married In this city Saturday
afternoon by Joel R. Benton, Chris
tian minister. Tho license was ob
tained at tho locul county clerk's
oflice Saturday morning.
Knoblock Sheds Light
On Habits of Coyotes
How much and how far do coy
otes roam? That is a much-debat
ed question and one which the U.
S. Biological survey is attempting
to answer. Adam Knoblock, local
trapper with the survey, was re
cently responsible for important in
formation on the subject
On November 21, 1930, Mr. Knob
lock tagged and released a yearling
female coyote one mile south of the
Lexington - Jarmon, market road
where it crosses Sand Hollow.
About three months later the ani
mal was killed by Clifford DeBok
near Pilot Rock, it being identified
by the tag number, 14.
"The recovery of this coyote by
you constitutes an extremely inter
esting record and we more than ap
preciate your immediately sending
us this information," wrote Stanley
G. Jewett leader of predatory ani
mal control, to Mr. DeBok.
A number of coyotes were tagged
and released by the survey three
years ago, but insufficient returns
were made on them for any definite
statement as to the roaming habits
of the animals, Mr. Knoblock said.
Thomas Gentle, U.-O., to Speak;
Grade and High School Sections
Meet in Afternoon.
Teachers of Morrow county will
convene at the Lexington school
house tomorrow for their spring in
stitute, arrangements for which
have been completed under the di
rection of Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
superintendent In connection will
be a meeting of the county unit
Oregon State Teachers association
under George B. Tucker, lone, pres
ident. Reports from Mrs. Lilian
Turner, Mrs. Irl Clary and Mr.
Tucker, delegates to the state O. S.
T. A. meeting in Portland at Christ
mastime, will feature the latter
Registration of teachers will be
gin at 8:45, and institute will open
promptly at 9 o clock.
Thomas Gentle, veteran educator
from the University of Oregon, will
address the institute on a topic of
his own selection. L. E. Marschat,
principal- of Boardman schools, will
tell of "Ethics of Teaching Profes
sion;" S. E. Notson, district attor
ney and former Morrow county
school superintendent, will talk on
"Character Education," and Dr. A.
B. Gray of Heppner will discuss the
county health program. Commun
ity singing will be led by Lyle N.
Riggs of the lone school. A large
display of school exhibits has been
In the afternoon the institute will
resolve itself into two sections, one
for discussion of high school prob
lems and the other for discussion of
grade problems. Roundtable dis
cussions will be had in each sec
tion. In the high school section
Paul Menegat, Heppner, will lead
the discussion of "Vocational Guid
ance;" Miss Alice Montgomery,
Lexington, will lead "Competitive
Athletics for Girls." In the grade
division Mrs. L. Merton Dawald, Ir
rigon, will lead discussion of
"Teaching the Dull and Retarded
Child;" Mrs. Elizabeth Dix, Hepp
ner, will lead "Testing in the
Grades," and Miss Audrey Beymer,
Davis school, will lead in the dis
cussion of the "Two-Way plan" of
individualized Instruction.
County C. M. T. C. Aides
To Assist in Enlistment
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Mar.
16. Members of the Morrow coun
ty committee of civilian aides to the
secretary of war, for the citizen's
military training camp at Vancou
ver Barracks, and the physicians
who are cooperating, have received
their appointments from Brigadier
General Paul A. Wolf, commandant
Duties of the civilian aides in
clude active enrollment of qualified
young men of the county, assistance
in the dissemination of news re
garding Morrow county boys in
camp during the summer, and cre
ating, by public or other addresses,
popular sentiment in favor of con
tinuance of the C. M. T. C. move
Enrollment of students for the
1931 encampment here indicates
rapid completion of the quota which
has been set at 590, long before
the required time. Final accept
ance will be mailed out to students
all over Oregon and southwestern
Washington within a few more
Following is the list of Morrow
county committee members, and the
physicians who are giving free med
ical examinations to prospective stu
Chairman, W. E. Moore, First
National bank, Heppner; commit
teemen: J. D. Cash, Heppner, Chns,
W. Smith, Heppner, Spencer Craw
ford, Heppner, S. E. Ntoson, Hepp
ner, Wm. R. Poulson, Heppner, El
mer Hunt Lexington, Karl Beach,
Lexington, H. E. Warner, Lexing
ton, E. H. Bristow, lone, Bert Ma
son, lone, Lee Beckner, lone, Henry
Krebs, Cecil, Jack Hynd, Cecil, Jack
Gorham, Boardman, W. A. Price,
Boardman; medical examiners: Dr
A. B. Gray, Heppner, Dr. Archie D.
McMurdo, Heppner.
FOR SALE Purebred Plymouth
Rock and R. I. Red hatching eggs,
50c per setting; also female canary
birds $1 each. Mrs. Eph Eskelson,
Heppner. 47-4
Cascade District, Epworth League
Holds Convention Here; Towns
people Help Entertain.
The Methodist church in Heppner
was the place designated for hold
ing the mid-year institute of the
Epworth League of the Cascade dis
trict of the Oregon conference
which convened in this city Friday,
the sessions lasting over Sunday.
Registration totalled 119, including
27 members of the local league, and
Rev. Glen P. White, local pastor,
reports that the institute was a
complete success from every angle,
the young people entering into the
various sessions with enthusiasm.
All attending from the outside were
entertained for bed and breakfast
by the Heppner folks, and were
loud in their praise of the hospit
ality extended by the local people.
Ministers attending from outside
points were Rev. Thomas D. Yarnes,
district superintendent; Rev. Dean
C. Poindexter, Rev. A. W. Briggs,
Rev. Oscar Paine, Rev. C. J. Hall,
Rev. R. R. Finkbeiner, Rev. Joseph
Knotts. There were classes in
"League Methods," "Negro Life in
Africa," "Picturesque Interviews
With Jesus," "Awaking World Mis
sions," and devotional periods for
each session. The pastors mention
ed here were in charge of the var
ious classes. Rev. Glen P. White
of Heppner was manager, while
Mrs. Gus Jones and Mrs. Harold
Becket had charge of the registra
tion of delegates, and Mrs. John
Frazer and Mrs. Gus Jones were
on the entertainment committee.
Certificates were granted to 75 of
the visiting delegates, and 20 mem
bers of the local league received
like recognition.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Poulson de
parted Wednesday afternoon for Sa
lem and Eugene to be absent until
Sunday evening. Mr. Poulson will
look after some school matters
while absent, and Mrs. Poulson will
enjoy a visit with the home folks at
Eugene. They were accompanied
to Portland by John Franzen, who
took advantage of the opportunity
to make his parents a short visit
Mrs. Roy Missildine is spending
a short time at the farm in Black-
horse during the spring plowing
season and expects to return to the
Portland home in a week or so.
Mrs. Missildine was in the city for
a short time this forenoon and re
ports that crop prospects never ap
peared better at this time of year
than they do this season.
Charles McElligott, a west side
wheat farmer, was in Heppner on
Saturday, bringing Mrs. McElligott
to a local hospital for medical treat
ment His section, is getting its
share of the fine rains visiting Mor
row county in recent days, and as j
consequence wheat is showing up
Sheriff Bauman returned from a
short stay in Portland on Monday.
He was accompanied by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bauman, who
had been in the city for some time
on account of Mrs. Bauman's health.
Going to the city, Clarence was
accompanied by Mrs. J. J. Wight
man. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buschke of lone
were Heppner visitors on Monday.
Mr. Buschke thinks his section has
the best crop outlook it has enjoyed
for many years. The rains are
coming just right and wheat all
over the lone country is fairly
jumping these days.
Montgomery's Beauty Parlor,
106 'A W. Center St., Heppner. All
beauty work done. Special intro
ductory offer on Realistic perman
ent waves, one week only, from
March 19th $1U wave for $7.50. Tel
ephone 1412. It
John Brosnan, sheepman of the
Lena district, was in Heppner on
Saturday. Lambing is now pro
gressing under very favorable con
ditions at the Brosnan ranch.
W. C. Caulder, representing the
Baker White Pine company, was in
Heppner looking after lease-hold
ings of the company the end of the
Responsible person wishes to gc
to Portland Saturday afternoon,
Are you driving down? See this
Roy.Neill, Pine City stockman,
was a business visitor in this city
on Wednesday.
The Broadway Revue, nine peo
ple, Star theater, tonight (Thurs
day.) ,
Mrs. Sadie Orr Dunbar, executive
secretary of the Oregon Tuberculo
sis association, will be in Hermiston
Monday afternoon, March 23, to of
ficiate at the organization of a
branch of the Umatilla County Pub
lic Health association. All Morrow
county people interested in public
health work are urged by Miss Ed
ith Stallard, county nurse, to attend.
Mrs. Orr will be in Heppner, Mon
day, April 6, to address a meeting
of the Woman's club, when Miss
Stallard hopes a large number of
people will avail themselves of the
opportunity of hearing her.
FOR SALE Cheap for cash
Practically new absolutely ALL-
WOOL Bult. Has been worn but a
few times, outgrown. Size 40. Style
and pattern are both new and suit
able for Spring. Price $10. In
quire this office.
Finals in Declamation,
Spelling at Heppner
On April 11.
lone, Lexington, Alpine, Boardman
Scene of Matches March 27-28;
Inter-County Meet Slated.
The sixth annual Morrow county
declamatory contest, and second an
nual county-wide spelling contest
are slated for their conclusion at
Heppner on April 11. Contests in
the various schools for the selection
of school representatives are now
under way. In declamation work,
sectional contests will be held on
March 27 and 28 for selection of
representatives to participate in the
Heppner finals.
On March 27 participants in the
elementary school division will com
pete at Boardman and Lexington,
and on the 28th high school entrants
will compete at Alpine and lone.
First and second place winners of
the sectional contests will compete
at Heppner, April 11, with third
place winners as alternates.
Four Counties to Meet
Winners to each of the contest
divisions at the finals will be eligible
to compete in the inter-county de
clamatory contest to be held at Ar
lington, April 18. Four counties,
Umatilla, Morrow, Union and Gil
liam, will be represented in this
contest. The highest scoring Indiv
idual contestant in the Heppner fi
nals will be eligible to compete in
the state contest to be held later
in Corvallis.
For the sectional contests admis
sion charges of 15 and 25 cents will
be made, and for the county finals
the charges will be 25 and 50 cents.
The divisions of the contest will
be the same as last year. Gold and
silver medals will be given first and
second place winners in the finals,
with ribbon awards for the section
al contests.
The county spelling contest will
begin at 9 o'clock in the morning
with the declamatory contest in the
afternoon and evening. A new di
vision to Include lower grade pupils
has been added to the spelling con
test this year, making two divisions.
The upper division includes grades
six, seven and eight and the lower,
grades three, four and five. The
contest will be written.
Spelling Plan Given.
In conducting the contest 500
words will be taken from a prepared
ist for the upper division and 250
words for the lower division. Con
testants receiving the three highest
grades in each division will be win
ners of first, second and third
places. The papers will be graded
on a percentage basis. In case of
a tie a sealed list of words prepared
by the county superintendent will
be used. In the upper division the
papers will be collected at the end
of each 100 words and in the lower
at the end of each 50 words.
The names of all contestants
must be in the hands of the county
school superintendent not later than
April 1. Judges for the contest will
be chosen by the county superin
tendent The Heppner Lions club loving
cup won last year by the Strawber
ry school will be awarded the school
with the highest percentage in the
upper division, and another loving
cup will be given the school having
like distinction in the lower divis
ion. Pennants will be given schools
placing second and third.
Sheriff Bauman located a big still
on the upper reaches of Rhea creek
late Sunday afternoon, and return
ed to his office that night bringing
the coil and cap and spout of the
illicit booze factory. Not having
room in his car for the entire out
fit, he destroyed the 50-gallon copper
tank, leaving it in such shape that
the operator, if he should wish to
start up business again, will be put
to a lot of trouble in bringing the
fragments together. While the offi
cer did not get other evidence, it is
his opinion that the still had been
in operation during the past few
weeks, and it is thought to be one
that has been furnishing moonshine
from that quarter for a number of
years past
Al Rankin, enterprising manager
of Hotel Heppner, this week hung
a number of new pictures In the
hotel lobby that add to Its attract
iveness. A place of prominence is
given an enlarged camera shot of
Heppner's artesian well. Mr. Ran
kin is having some ram horns
mounted that will soon be hung in
the lobby. He also expects to have
some new rugs In place In a short
time, giving more of a homelike at
mosphere to the hostelry.
Art Blbby, erstwhile amateur
boxer well known throughout east
ern Oregon and who fought at
Heppner on several occasions, ar
rived in Heppner from Grass Valley
the end of the week and competed
negotiations for purchase of the
Dennis McNumee pastime. Mr. Blb
I by will run the business himself.