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Volume 48, Number 5.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Apr. 16, 1931.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Ranger Tells of Inroads
On Virgin Wealth of
TREES SET AT WELL
C. W. Smith Cites Work; Predatory
Bird Campaign Progresses; Old
Time Fiddlers May Vie.
Morrow county's $50,000,000 forest
. Is one of its largest assets and its
protection calls for a lot of work
on the part of the officials adminis
tering it, F. F. Wehmeyer, district
ranger, told Heppner Lions at their
Monday noon luncheon, in setting
out facts and figures concerning the
forests and their relationship to the
country generally and especially as
affecting agriculture. Mr. Wehmey
er introduced a plan of establishing
a town fire-fighting force of ten men
who could be called in an emer
gency. To assist in carrying out the
plan, C. W. Smith, vice-president in
the chair, appointed a committee to
work with Mr. Wehmeyer, namely
J. W. Hiatt, Paul Marble and G. A.
W. C. Cox and J. O. Peterson, the
special program committee for the
day, presented Miss Francis Rugg,
a winner in the county declamatory
contest Saturday evening, with her
selection, "Somebody's Cat," and
Miss Virginia Dix, Whitman col
lege student, in piano solo. Miss
Dix also played accompaniment for
the group singing.
Mr. Cox told of attending a but
termakers' meeting In Salem re
cently where the new butter grad
ing law was explained. When the
new law goes into effect at mid
year butter will be sold in three
grades, extras, standards and thirds.
A resolution was adopted at the Sa
lem meeting to the effect that the
grade of each roll shall be printed
on both wrapper and carton.
150 Trees Planted.
Mr. Smith reported for the Wash
ington bicentennial tree-planting
committee, the planting Friday of
150 Chinese elm, western yellow
pine and Scotch pine trees at the
city's artesian well site. He said
that some townswomen had signi
fied their Intention of building an
open fireplace there in the near fu
ture, and it is hoped to make an
attractive picnic ground.
B. R. Patterson reported for the
crow-magpie committee that more
of the bird heads had been brought
in so far this year than had been
brought in up to the same date last
year. He said many boys were col
lecting the bounty money of 10 cents
a head on the old birds, and a suc
cessful campaign is in sight. More
founds are needed, however, and
the committee proposed the matter
of staging an old-time dance for
the purpose of raising funds. In
connection with the dance it was
proposed to have a "fiddler's" con
test to determine the most popular
vender of old-time music in the
P. W. Mahoney, new Heppner at
torney, was a guest and expressed
pleasure at being permanently lo
cated In his home-town. Mr. Mahon
ey recently arrived in the city from
Seattle where he was located for a
time with the trust department of
the University bank.
Wealth Cut in Half.
In his paper on United States for
ests, Mr. Wehmeyer told of the tre
mendous inroads that have been
made on the virgin 822 million acres
that existed when the Pilgrim fore
fathers landed at Plymouth, until
today there remain but 400 million
acres of forest land, 200 million
acres of which Is classed as "cut
over" area, and only 150 million
acres as "merchantable timber."
The United States is using 26 bil
lion cubic feet of wood products
each year, Insects destroying an
other billion cubic feet. To replace
this amount only six billion cubic
feet a year is being reforested. A
program must immediately be adop
ted to fully replace what is taken
away if the country's forest wealth
is to be perpetuated, he said.
Oregon, having more than one
fourth of the national timber, has
not so far felt the effect of forest
destruction as have other states
where constructive reforestation
work has been given more consid
eration. Sweden was cited as one
country where complete reforesta
tion Is being carried on.
The value of forest products was
given as one of the large items of
agricultural production. But agri
culture generally Is damaged by
slaying the forests and cultivation
of the virgin lands, in that each year
some two million acres of produc
tive soil is destroyed, which takes
several million years to replace a
layer one Inch deep.
The government has undertaken
policies looking to conservation of
the the 156 million acres of forest
now In its possession, and with re
cent regulation empowering it to
purchase additional acreage, Mr.
Wehmeyer looks for a much bright
er future for this great national re
source, He extended an invitation to
Lions one or all to accompany him
at a convenient time on an Inspec
tion tour of the government service
being applied In Morrow county, as
well as anyone else interested.
LIONS' CUP GOES
Trophy Won Second Time; Hepp
ner GcUi First in Second Divis
ion, Winning I. O. O. F. Cup.
The finals in both the Morrow
County Declamatory and Spelling
contests were held at Heppner Sat
urday. Beginning promptly at 9
o'clock in the morning the spellers
were given their tests in two divis
ions. The lower division was com
posed of students from the third,
fourth and fifth grades, while the
upper division were from the sixth,
seventh and eighth grades. Judges
for the spelling contest were Mrs.
C. W. McNamer, Heppner; Mrs.
Bert Mason and Mrs. Werner Riet
mann, lone; Mrs. Lester White and
Mrs. John Miller, Lexington; Mrs.
W. O. King, Boardman; Mrs. James
Lumley and Mrs. Ernest Clark,
Heppner, and Mrs. Floyd Adams,
Hardman. Mrs. McNamer pro
nounced for the lower division and
Mrs. Mason for the upper.
The spelling contest Is sponsored
each year by the county unit of the
Oregon State Teachers association,
whose committee this year was
composed of Mrs. Harriet Brown,
lone, as chairman, Mrs. F. W. Tur
ner, Orla L. Brown, Miss Audrey
tseymer, Harold W. Buhman and
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers.
The winners announced were:
lower division: James Mitchell.
Heppner, 1st; Charlotte Helms, Pine
City, 2nd; Jay Biddle, lower Rhea
creek, 3rd. Upper division: Doris
Klinger, Strawberry, 1st; Miriam
Hale, lone, 2nd; William Mitchell,
The Lions club cup, won last year
by Strawberry when Doris Klinger
won first place, is retained by her
this year, and should that school
win the coming year, the trophy
will remain with them permanently.
In the lower division, the I. O. O. F.
cup given by lone lodge, comes to
Heppner. Pennants were awarded
to schools winning 2nd and 3rd
Perhaps greater interest centered
about the finals in the declamatory
contest, as the competition among
the various schools of the county
participating had been pretty keen.
This began at 2:30 in the afternoon,
and was the means of bringing
many people to the city to hear
their favorites. Judges for the con
test were Alfred Lomax of the Uni
versity of Oregon and the Misses
Lois Fuller and Mary B. Hale of
Baker high school faculty. As a di
version on the afternoon program,
Miss Charlotte Woods of the music
department of Heppner high school,
presented a number by the girls'
chorus. In the evening Dan Lind
say of Alpine song two selections,
and Eddie Kenny from the cast of
the operetta, "The Wishing Well,"
sang the theme song. Winners in
the different divisions were as fol
lows: Division 1 Oratorical: 1st, "The
Eleventh Commandment," by Don
ald Heliker, lone; 2nd, "War and
Public Opinion," Maurice Reaney,
Lexington. Dramatic: 1st, "Laddie,"
Margaret Howard, Alpine; 2nd,
The Soul of a Violin," Earl Thom
son, Heppner. Humorous: 1st, "Pigs
Is Pigs," Alex Lindsay, Alpine; 2nd,
'Some Corn and Potatoes," Ralph
Division 2 Non-humorous: 1st,
"His Flag," Peggy Kilkenny, Alpine;
2nd, "One Niche the Highest," La
Verne Baker, Boardman. Humor
ous: "Sockery's Cat," Francis Rugg,
Heppner; 2nd, "Sockery," Reitha
Division 3 Non-humorous: 1st,
"Poor Little Jone," Ruth Bowman;
Pine City; 2nd, "Rags," Irl Clary,
Alpine. Humorous: 1st, "Chip Off
the Old Block," Bruce Lindsay, Al
pine; 2nd, "Sportive Spying Bar
bara," Catherine Mead, Boardman.
All first place winners will go to
Arlington Saturday to compete in
the inter-county contest. Four coun
ties will be represented there, Gil
liam, Umatilla, Union and Morrow.
The high school building will be
used for the contest which will be
gin promptly at 7:00 p. m., with 24
pupils taking part.
Earl Thomson Wins First
In Contest at Pendleton
Earl Thomson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Thomson and Heppner
high school representative, won first
place In the eastern Oregon division
of the Oregonlan state oratorical
contest last Friday evening, and
will appear in the state con
test at Portland as representative of
the district. In addition to his or
iginal essay on the United States
constitution, young Thomson was
asked to give a three-minute ex
temporaneous talk on Theodore
The state contest is held for the
purpose of selecting a representa
tive In the Pacific coast division of
the national oratorical contest, and
should young Thomson win at Port
land he will be entitled to a trip to
Los Angeles with all expenses paid.
Should he win at Los Angeles he
would have a chance for national
Miss Cella Frnters, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fraters of
Eight Mile, and Kenneth Burnslde,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Burnside
of Hardman, were married at the
Episcopal rectory in this city last
Thursday, Rev. B. Stanley Moore
ofllciutlng. Witnesses were Mrs.
Dean and Tom Fraters, brother of
Arbor Day Observed
By Planting at Well
The city property at the forks of
Willow creek whereon is located the
artesian well, was the scene of ac
tivity Friday afternoon on the part
of various committees of civic and
fraternal societies, who gathered to
plant trees, thus celebrating Arbor
day in a profitable manner.
A row of Siberian elms, said to
be a very fast growing tree, was
planted on the Bouth and west sides
of the tract, and other plantings
were of yellow pine, ash and mul
berry, the latter to furnish food for
the birds, so one of the ladies re
marked. Some 150 trees were placed,
and should they all live and pros
per, the grounds surrounding the
well will be greatly beautified.
Among those present were Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Gay M. Anderson, Mrs. Arthur Mc
Atee, Mrs. L. E. Bisbee, Mrs. Lucy
E. Rodgers, Mayor W. G. McCarty,
Walter E. Moore, Vawter Crawford,
Paul Marble, Earl Gordon, Claude
Cox and D. E. Hudson.
Hugh Alger Connor
Funeral Rites Held
By RUTH DINGBS.
Funeral services were held at the
Christian church in Heppner Sat
urday afternoon, April 11, for Hugh
Alger Connor. Joel R. Benton, pas
tor, preached the funeral sermon,
and a quartet sang "Rock of Ages,"
"Nearer, My God, to Thee," and
"Have Thine Own Way, Lord." Bur
ial services were conducted by the
Lexington Grange, of which Mr.
Connor was a member, Interment
being in I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Hugh Alger Connor was born in
Streator, Illinois, in 1856, and pass
ed away at his home in Heppner,
Wednesday, April 8, at the age of
seventy-four years, ten months and
four days. He is survived by three
daughters: Mrs. Frank Moyer of
Heppner; Mrs. Nora Clarke and
Mrs. Erne Tucker, Grandview, Wn.,
and one son, Percy Connor of Ore
gon City; and 11 grandchildren and
Mr. Connor came to Morrow
county from Missouri about 35
years ago, locating at Lexington,
where he followed farming in the
Blackhorse section for many years.
He had resided in and about Hepp
ner for the past several years.
CANBY MASONS VISIT.
Ten members of Champoeg lodge
No. 27, A. F. & A. M. of Canby,
were visitors in this city over Sat
urday night They came to confer
the Master Mason degree on Harold
Buhman, and were guests of Hepp
ner lodge No. 69. Mr. Buhman, na
tive son of Canby, had taken the
first degree in his home lodge, and
by request of Champoeg lodge was
given his second degree in Heppner
lodge. Those who made the jour
ney to Heppner were H. E. Belton,
master of Champoeg lodge; George
Cattley, Harry Porter, Ralph Zim
merman, Adam Knight, John Eid,
C. L. Strong, George Bates, Ray
mond Weygant and C. N. Wait. Fol
lowing the lodge ceremonies, a lun
cheon prepared and served by the
ladies of Ruth chapter No. 32, O. E.
S., was enjoyed. Earl Gordon, mas
ter of Heppner lodge, acted as toast-
master and a number of visitors re
sponded in a pleasing manner, all
expressing their pleasure in being
able to visit Heppner and frater
nizing with the local members of
Child Falls In Ditch at
Boardman, Ore., Apr. 15 Special)
Anna Margaret, the five-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Donahue met death In a tragic
manner Tuesday morning when the
little one fell In the spillway and
was drowned. The little' body was
found near the Carpenter place.
The Donahues have been here help
ing Johnny McNamee during lamb
ing. Mrs. Donahue is a sister of
Mrs. McNamee. There are two
smaller children left. The body
was taken to Pendleton.
Wasco Pioneers Meet
At The Dalles May 7
The Wasco County Pioneer asso
ciation will hold its 10th annual re
union in the Civic auditorium at
The Dalles on Thursday, May 7,
1931, Is the word furnished this pa
per by R. E. Williams, secretary.
Doors will open at 10 o'clock a.
m., and the first order of the day
will be the registration of pioneers,
to be followed by a banquet at noon
and a business session and program
Immediately after the banquet. The
pioneers will again assemble at 7
p. m. and be entertained by a good
program, and at 9 p. m. will be ye
old fashioned dance.
Interest in these gatherings grows
from year to year and the coming
meeting of Old Wasco County Pio
neers Is expected to surpass that of
any former occasion.
LOCAL ATTORNEYS HONORED.
At the meeting of the Sixth Dis
trict Bar association In Pendleton
Wednesday, District Attorney S. E.
Notson was chosen to be president
for the coming year and J. J, Nys
was given a place on the executive
committee. These gentlemen and
P. W. Mahoney represented the
Heppner bar at the meeting. Clerk
Anderson accompanied them to
Wheeler and Woolsey In HALF
SHOT AT SUNRISE, Star Theater,
Sunduy and Monday,
GAS DOUBLES AT
Many Visit Site; Oklahoma Man
Says Indications Favorable;
Portland Men Hopeful.
At 320 feet the drill in the Wells
Springs hole this week brought
forth double the amount of gas bub
bles that before filled the artesian
water flow, giving officers of the
Wells Springs Oil and Gas company
added hope for their project, and
increasing public interest Sunday
saw the largest number of visitors
at the test hole, being drilled into
historic Wells Springs, that had vis
ited the scene on any one day, and
Mrs. Louis Padberg was busy most
all day long keeping coffee percolat
ing over the flame at the gas jet
to serve spectators. Those present
were not all Morrow county people.
Portland and Pendleton folk were
included in the migrants, evidenc
ing a far-reaching interest in the
Lloyd Estes and J. L. Richardson
of Portland, company stockholders,
were through Heppner Monday af
ter visiting the well, and wore broad
smiles of pleasure. Their confidence
in the project had been greatly
strengthened by the increased gas
flow, htey said, and high hopes were
held for striking gas in commercial
They told of the visit on Sunday
of a veteran oil and gas man from
Oklahoma who was credited with
saying that the Wells Springs coun
try had the appearance of being a
natural gas upheaval. He said the
test hole was favorably situated to
strike the gas, if it were there,
though advised going up on the hill
with future diggings;
So far the only drilling operations
have been in the one hole, but com
pany officials already had in mind
moving to higher ground if and
when the test hole showed likely
possibilities. Another drill may be
started in a short time, the Portland
men said. The test hole has been
sunk without expenditure of com
pany funds and present arrange
ments guarantee that it will be put
down 2000 feet, If necessary.
Capitalized at $100,000, the com
pany has 30,000 acres of land under
lease in the vicinity, and recently
obtained the privilege of selling 25,
000 shares of stock at $10 a share.
Many Tribes Gather to Celebrate
Changing of Seasons on Rock
Creek Near Roosevelt
Portraying the passing of winter
and the arrival of springtime with
all the out-door glorification which
the season signifies, Indians from
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Mon
tana and even as far distant as
British Columbia gathered in their
annual ceremonial on Rock creek
some 12 miles west of Roosevelt in
Washington last Sunday. The cere
monial, lasting three days, was at
tended Monday evening by Earl W.
Gordon, Al Rankin, Garnet Barratt,
David Wilson and W. R. Poulson of
Heppner, who report the event one
of historical moment.
Between three and four hundred
redskins were present, in the deep,
rocky ravine, gathered in a long
narrow tent Clad in their native
costumes they danced to the songs
of the deer, of the birds, of the
trees, of the hunt, and all things
dear to the Indian heart, around
their campflre. Braves in warpaint
and feathers, sons of chiefs in buck
skin, and squaws in robes of elks'
teeth were there, picturesque, a
page from the chapter of former
days, while from overhead rever
berated the noise of a multi-motored
mail plane, contrasting the mod
Each year Indians from far and
near gather at this place on the
Sunday following Easter Sunday.
The occasion is significant to them
in much the same way that Easter
is significant to their white broth
ers. They call their dances songs,
and eaoh song is expressed by a
typical body movement. Braves
stand on the sidelines and cheer, re
sembling rooters at a football game,
urging the dancers to further effort,
and perspiration runs in streams as
heads and arms take up the rythm
of legs and body. Squaws encircle
the dancers and keep time slowly
with their feet the the music of the
White visitors are permitted to
visit the ceremonial, and occasion
ally, if one be fortunate, some less
stoic brave may be found who will
give some light on the meaning of
the ceremony in progress. All the
whites are required to squat, Indian-fashion,
in a group by them
selves on the sidelines.
But the Heppner boys report It
is a wonderful show, if legs and
back do cramp, and believe the oc
casion worth the attention of those
who may care to go another year.
J. G. Barratt, Al Rankin, W. R.
Poulson, Earl Gordon and David
Wilson were visitors in Arlington
Monday evening. The occasion of
the visit was to arrange for the an
nual pilgrimage of the Elks. Fol
lowing this business, the boys ac
companied others from Arlington
across the Columbia and attended
an Indian pow wow and the cere
monies proved very interesting.
Traffic Officer, County
Furthering the campaign of edu
cation being sponsored by the state
motor department, Traffic. Officer L.
H. McMahon, in company with
Commissioner George Bleakman, is
making visits this week to various
schools In the county. Mr. McMa
hon talks to the pupils on traffic
regulations and dispenses much de
tailed information that no doubt
will lead to more careful obedience
to the rules and regulations cover
ing this important subject and
should be the means of lessening
traffic accidents and reducing the
total casualties of the road very
materially as time goes on. Mr.
Bleakman talks on forest conserva
tion, as well as adding his endorse
ment to what Mr. McMahon has to
Schools visited Tuesday were Al
pine, Pine City and Pleasant Point.
Today Morgan, lone and Lexington
are being called on and Boardman
and Irrigon will be visited Friday.
Anniversary of N. of W.
Held Monday Evening
Charter night for Maple Circle,
Neighbors of Woodcraft, Monday
evening was made the occasion for
a very pleasant gathering. Being
regular meeting night the business
session was held, during which sev
eral new members were initiated,
and a number of applications were
voted on. For the occasion the ta
bles in the dining room were appro
priately decorated in the lodge col
ors, and the banquet, which was
served at 6:30, was spread under the
direction of Mesdames Kate Swin
dig, Alice Rasmus, Cora Crawford
and Rose Howell, hostesses for the
Both Condon and Arlington cir
cles were represented by delega
tions and there were a number of
other outside visitors present. Fol
lowing dinner 'there was a short
program consisting of piano solo by
Miss Virginia Dix, vocal duet by
Mrs. Crocket Sprouls and Miss Dor
is Hiatt, Miss Dix at the piano, and
a farce, "Please Pass the Cream,"
by Claude Hill and Miss Velton
Maple Circle was organized in
1900 and now has living the follow
ing who were charter members:
Mrs. Olive Campbell, Mrs. Effie Gil
liam, Mrs. Rose Howell, Mrs. Kate
Slocum, Mrs. Margaret Justus, Mrs.
Iva Hard, Mrs. Jennie Matlock, Mrs.
Edna Slocum, Mrs. Kate Marden,
and of this number Mrs. Howell was
the only one able to be present at
Visitors were O. L. Warner, Isa-
belle Warner, Carrie W. Burnham,
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McDonald,
Florence Posten, Lela Beeks, Grace
Harford, Hattie Kinsley, Bessie
Gray, Jean Van Winkle, Ruby With-
erell, Lockey Fisk, Zoe Fisk, Ormal
Fisk of Locust Circle No. 872 of Ar
lington; Mrs. D. S. Rice, Mrs. Rex
Mosier, Mrs. R. M. Kackley, Beulah
Branett, Cora Jackson, Florence
Clarke, Mae Spraker, Maude Mitch
ell, Mary Baker, Bertha Hess, of
Condon Circle; Anna Stiempke,
Portland; Inez Freeland, White Sal
mon, Wash., Mt. Adams Circle No.
MRS. DUNBAR ENTERTAINED.
Mrs. Sadie Orr Dunbar, executive
secretary of the Oregon Tuberculo-
s association, was entertained at
a luncheon on Monday afternoon at
the Episcopal parish house by the
Woman s Study club of Heppner.
Mrs. , Dunbar was the principal
speaker of the afternoon, and musi
cal numbers were presented by Mrs.
W. R. Poulson and Miss Jeanette
Turner, piano duet; Miss Virginia
Dix, piano solo; Miss Lola Hiatt,
vocal solo. Miss Turner also pre
sented a reading. .There were vis
itors present from Pendelton and
lone, the former city being repre
sented by Mrs. J. P. Stewart, presi
dent of the Umatilla County Health
association, and Mrs. Will Hughes.
The lone Study club was represent
ed by Mrs. Edward Rietmann, Mrs.
Victor Rietmann, Mrs. Omar Riet
mann, Mrs. Walter Corley, Mrs.
Inez Freeland and Mrs. Fred Man
kin. POSTER WINNERS NAMED.
There has been a lively Interest
In the poppy poster contest spon
sored by the American Legion Aux
iliary, and the pupils of Heppner
schools, both grades and high
school, submitted many drawings
to the committee. Out of those en
tering, the posters of Alice Cason,
high school; Lydia Ulrich, eighth
grade, and Ella Ohlegschlager, fifth
grade, were awarded first place, and
these were this week forwarded to
the headquarters of the state de
partment of the auxiliary to be en
tered in competition with the local
winners from other schools of the
state. All other posters submitted
to the local committee will be on
display at the business houses of
Heppner, and these will call atten
tion to the annual poppy sale of the
disabled World war veterans.
CHARLES II. CURTIS PASSES.
Word receied by W. W. Smead
this forenoon announced tho death
of Charles H. Curtis at Marshfleld.
Mr. Curtis underwent an operation
several days ago In the hospital
there for stomach trouble, and
death was the result. Funeral ser
Ices will be held at Marshfleld Fri
day aftrenoon, and the body will
then be shipped to Heppner for in
terment. Mr. Curtis was for many
years a resident of Morrow county
and was a son-in-law of Mrs. W. W.
Houso for sale 12 Elder street.
Appealing Bits of Ireland Depicted
In "Wishing Well," Presented by
Music Claas, Grade Pupils.
The beautiful rose garden of Falls
Park Manor was transplanted from
old Ireland to the Heppner school
auditorium last evening and served
as the setting for presentation of
the charming operetta, "The Wish
ing Well," by the high school music
class under the direction of Miss
Charlotte Woods, supervisor. Col
orful old-fashioned Irish costumes,
fairies dancing in subdued, tinted
light, heart-appealing Irish love
soners. all lended themaelvpft tn an
evening of aesthetic appeal that
capiurea me audience niling the
As the Curtain rnsp tho fnirtoe
emerged from the well and danced
in me menowea evening light, por
traying the dream of Terence Fitz
patrick O'Grady, incognito as Ter
ence O'Moore, in vagabond attire
asleep beside the well. Petite Miss
Noreen. Irish colleen and nleve of
Lady Mary Donnell, mistress of
r ans -arK Manor, first greeted Ter
ence and learned from him the
story of "The Wishing Well " and
had her faith in fairies renewed.
Lady Mary extends Terence hospi
tality; is called unon hv Snniro
Matthew Baxby, designing neigh-
our wno, Knowing ner financial dis
tress, causes her unwittingly to sign
a second morteaee on the mannr
Terence wins Mary's heart, a wish
their parents had when thn twn
were children. Faith is shaken when
McGibney reveals the true identity
of Terence and claims his love; and
hope is almost completely lost when
Feliz Murohv. tie-ht-fisted mnnnv.
lending lawyer from Dublin, comes
io collect interest on tne mortgage.
But Noreen petitions the fairies in
the well, and awakes to find mnnev
for the interest payment, and all
Eddie Kennv as Terence and Tvw
la Hiatt as Lady Mary carried the
weignt oi uie lead in song, acquit
ting themselves with credit Songs
of Terence were "The Wishing
Well," "Mary Macushla, My Irish
veueen, -wny tne d airies Came to
Ireland" and "The Leprechaun."
Marv sane "Theres .Tnv in MV flnr.
den," and "Love It a Painter." Mary
ana Terence sang m duet "My Rose
Scented Garden" and "You Alone.
An esDeciallv annealing rnrt voa
that of Noreen, in which little Miss
Virginia Piercey played a heavy
part very successfully. Though
small. Miss Piercev's vioce is strnnp-
and her every word was heard dis
tinctly. Gay Anderson Dortraved Knnlre
Baxby, and Bruce Gibb took the
Dart of Feliz Murnhv Hj.nl Rav.
mer, the Dublin coquette, and Phyl
lis t-oiiocK, Mony U Tool, her friend
A bit of Irish humor was supplied
by Earl Thomson as Darby Duffy,
old servant at the manor. Nora,
his wife, was Dlaved hv .Teanetfn
Turner. Darby and Nora sang "Oh,
r-ersuaain Are lour ways.
A beautiful little love affair was
supplied bv Nancv f!nx as KnthWn
O'Meara and John Franzen as Dan
Tyroon, maid and groom at the
manor. Thev sans together "You've
Kissed the Blarney Stone."
rne cnorus sang "The Top O' the
Mornin' to Ye" at the end of the
first act and narticinated in the fin
ales in the second and third acts.
Appearing as neighbors, the mem
bers were Delia Ulrich, Alva Mc
Duffee, Anabel Turner, Phyllis
Jones, Winifred Case, Iretta Tay
lor, Liucuie Moyer, Hazel Beymer,
Rachel Anelin. Kathrvn McTino-h.
lin, Lucille Beymer, Matt Kenny,
Anson Rugg, Bill Cox, Jack Slocum,
Claud Hill and Marvin Morgan.
Adele Nickerson appeared as
queen of the fairies, whose dances
were especially well received. Fair
ies were Alice Latonrpll Psittv Co-
son, Ella Ohleschlager, Louise An-
aerson, .tsetty Ferguson, Harriet
Hager, Betty Happold and Dora
Bailev. all CraHft Krhnnl niinilq Tho
dancers were coached by Mrs.
Helen Conn and Mrs. Adelyn O'
Shea. Miss Grace Nixon was ninnn an.
companist, J. T. Lumley and Theo
dore Thomson were stage mana
gers. Miss Jessie Palmiter haH
charge of costumes, and Miss Ber
nita Lamson was publicity manager.
State W. C. T. U. Head
Speaks at Meeting Here
Mrs. Ada Jolley, state president
of the W. C. T. U was a visitor at
Heppner Tuesday, and in the after
noon conducted a "round table" at
the Christian church, wherein dif
ferent phases of the prohibition
question were discussed. For her
part of the afternoon program Mrs.
Jolley reported on the recent na
tional W. C. T. U. convention rath
er than discussing the subject that
had been announced. Joel R. Ben
ton, Dr, J. P. Conder and District
Attorney S. E. Notson were other
speakers for the aftenoon meeting.
Another meeting was held in the
evening which was addressed by
Mrs. Jolley, and among others ap
pearing on the program was Earl
Thomson, who delivered his oration
on the national constitution. Sev
eral musical numbers were also pre
sented. Laugh and forget your troubles.
See HALF SHOT AT SUNRISE at
the Star Theater Sunday and Mon
day, and you will feel better for a
lone and Heppner Cross
Bats at Rodeo Field;
Hot Game Set.
SIX TEAMS SIGN UP
Rufus-Blalock Take Place of Was
co, Last Year Winner; Many
Out for Local Team Places.
Heppner and lone baseball clubs
open the Wheatland league season
in Heppner when they meet at 2:30
o'clock Sunday afternoon. The full
playing schedule for the season has
not been received here, but the
league officers have given out word
that six teams will participate with
Rufus-Blalock supplying the sixth
team in place of Wasco, former
contestant and twice winner of the
league pennant All games of the
hyphenated ' aggregation will be
played at Rufus, and Heppner is
slated to play there a week from
So far the strength of Heppner's
club has not been tested, having
met no outside competition. It is
known that lone will come here
heavily loaded, though playing all
home boys, as they defeated the vet
eran Cayuse Indians last Sunday,
Managers Ferguson and McCrady
are hopeful of giving the Egg City
lads a real battle, however, with
some likely material showing up in
the workouts of the last three
weeks. Who will start on the mound
is not certain, but there are four
probable aspirants. Henry Robert
son, last year's heaver, will be on
hand, and Harold Gentry, who
pitched for the high school last
year. Another likely possibility is
Ralph Wilcox of Lexington who
made the boys sit up and take no
tice in practice last Sunday. Then
there is Lowell Turner, centerflelder
for the past several seasons, who
has been working out his arm and
is developing some elusive deliver
ies. Manager McCrady can also
take the mound if necessity re
quires. Bob Corrall and Clarence Moore
have been working out behind the
bat, and one or the other will start.
Dale Bleakman and Earl Thomson
are both being considered for the
first sack, with filling of the other
positions yet uncertain. Among as
pirants are Neil Shuirman, Carl Ca
son, "Doc" Shearer, Ray and Gene
Ferguson, Clarence and Homer
Hayes, Jap Crawford, Merle Cum
mings, Roy Gentry and Gay Ander
ORIGIN OF NAMES
USED IN COUNTY
Considerable space ha3 been de
voted on the editorial page of the
Morning Oregonian as to how
Gooseberry in this county received
its name. In Sunday's Oregonlan a
letter from Mrs. Ruth Adkins, now
of Coquille, was quoted to some
length, in which she set out averred
facts concerning the name. S. E.
Notson, Morrow county's district
attorney and former superintendent
of schools, takes exception to Mrs.
Adkins' giving credit for the name
to J. S. Young. He tells a story
something like this:
When residents of the vicinity
made application for a postofflce,
and it was accepted, an inspector
called at the home of I. R. Esteb
for final signing of the necessary
papers. After the proper legal pro
cedure had been fulfilled, the inspec
tor said to Mr. Esteb: "Now every
thing is in order with the exception
of a name. Shall we call the new
postofflce Esteb?" Mr. Esteb said
he felt that would be conferring too
great an honor upon himself, and
preferred that another name be
chosen. On looking around he es
pied some gooseberry bushes he had
recently planted, one of which show
ed signs of making progress. "Why
not call it Gooseberry?" he asked.
And the inspector said Gooseberry
It should be.
Mr. Notson said Mr. Esteb once
told him this story. As for the des
ignation of the northern part of the
county as the "Banana Belt" for
which Mrs. Adkins gives him credit,
Mr. Notson said that the name was
once applied In a report he made
as school superintendent, with no
very good reason. It so happened
that in Wyoming where he resided
before coming to Oregon, a news
paper editor there called part of the
region the "Banana Belt" because
of its productiveness, and Mr. Not
son thought application of the name
to the Morrow county region some
what of a joke. But the name stuck.
Mrs. John J. Wlghtman returned
home Tuesday afternoon from Port
land where she spent the past
month visiting at the home of W.
H. Dutton and Mrs. Ida M. Dutton.
Coroner Case was called to Board
man and Pendleton Wednesday on
account of the death by drawing of
a little child at Boardman Tuesday.
He returned homo today.
Robert Young, formerly of this
city, was in Heppner Tuesday on