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Established March 80, 1883;
Established November 18. 1897;
Published every Thursday morning by
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
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Official Paper for Morrow County.
(From the New York Sun, September
21, 1897.)
I 7E take pleasure in answering at
' ' once and thus prominently the
communication below, expressing at
the same time our great gratifica
tion that its faithful author is num
bered among the friends of the
Dear Editor I am eight year
Some of my little friends say
there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, "If you see it in the
Sun it's so."
Please tell me the truth, is
there a Santa Claus?
115 West Ninety-fifth Street
Virginia, your little friends are
wrong. They have been aitectea
by the skepticism of a skeptical
age. They do not believe except
they see. They think that nothing
can be which is not comprehensible
by their little minds. All minds,
Virginia, whether they be men's or
children's, are little. In this great
universe of ours man is a mere
insect, an ant, in his intellect, as
compared with the boundless world
about him, as measured by the in
telligence capable of grasping the
whole of truth and knowledge.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa
Claus. He exists as certainly as
love and generosity exist, and you
know that they abound and give to
your life its highest beauty and joy.
Alas! how drearv would be the
world if there were no Santa Claus!
It would be as dreary as if there
were no Vriginias. There would be
no childlike faith then, no poetry,
no romance to make tolerable this
existence. We should have no en
joyment, except in sense and sight
The eternal light with which child
hood fills the world would be ex
Not believe in Santa Claus! You
might as well not believe in fairies!
You might get your papa to hire
men to watch in all the chimneys
on Christmas eve to . catch Santa
Claus, but even if they did not see
Santa Claus coming down, what
would that prove? Nobody sees
Santa Claus, but that is no sign
that there is no Santa Claus. The
most real things in the world are
those that neither children nor men
can see. Did you ever see .fairies
dancing on the lawn? Of course
not but that's no proof that they
are not there. Nobody can conceive
or imagine all the wonders there
are unseen and unseeable in the
You tear apart the baby's rattle
and see what makes the noise in
side, but there is a veil covering
the unseen world which not the
strongest man, nor even the united
strength of all the strongest men
that ever lived, could tear apart.
Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, ro
mance, can push aside that curtain
and view and picture the supernal
beauty and glory beyond. Is it all
real? Ah, Virginia, m all tnis
world there is nothing else real and
No Santa Claus! Thank Uod, he
lives, and he lives forever. A thou
sand years from now, Virginia, nay,
ten times ten thousand years from
now, he will continue to make glad
the heart of childhood.
'"THE year is dying let it die."
1 We echo Tennyson's words. So
far as we are concerned, anybody
can have 1931 that wants it We
are all through with it, and we are
thankful for that
It has been a tough year, but,
after all, we still survive. It may
or may not have been the worst
year, from the economic point of
view, in American history. Some
say that it was, and some think
that we have had worse. If there
were any worse years we don't
remember them.
The important thing now is to
look ahead and see whether 1932 is
going to be any better and, partic
ularly, what we can do ourselves to
make it better. For one thing, we
think that most people have drop
ped the idea that there is some easy
way to get money without working
for it That is all to the good. The
early American settlers had the
right idea. One of the first rules
laid down for the Pilgrims of Ply
mouth was "they that will not work
shall not eat" That admonition,
indeed, goes back farther than
that You can find it in the first
chanter of the Book of Genesis. It
seems to us that we have pretty
well got over the foolish notion that
we as a people, had discovered a
way to beat that game.
There is no doubt that J.s win
still be a tough year compared
with the year 1927. Everything
isn't going to change for the bet
ter on New Year's Day. We have
got to work our way back to a
stage where everybody who wants
to work will have a chance to work
and nobody to speak of will be get
ting something without working
for it Everybody has got to work
a little harder to pay off the debts
that we ran up in the boom times,
and that applies to individuals,
states and the national government
alike. Everybody has got to keep
expenses down, and that goes also
for governments, as well as for in
dividuals. We think that in 1932
most people are going to watch the
national, state, county and muni
cipal governments and their expen
ditures very much more closely
than we have been accustomed to
watching them, and that the elec
tion next November is going to be
determined largely upon their suc
cess in cutting off unnecesary ex
penditures without laying too heavy
burden of taxation upon those
who are least able to carry it
"Yoiill Like This, I Uetcha
By Albert T. Reid
Sunday School
International Sunday School Lesson for
for December 97
Rev. Samuel D. Price, D. D.
Review lesson offers unlimited
opportunity for research. It is of
value this time in relating the in
dividual and often scattered events
that we have studied in the life of
Paul. While the work of the quar
ter began with the call "Come over
into Macedonia, and help us, which
was heard at Troas it will be help
ful to survey the entire life of the
apostle to the Gentiles. Read all
of Acts if you can take the time
but begin at least with the conver
sion in chapter nine. You will need
a map as you follow the travels of
this itinerant evangelist on his four
missionary journeys. Then you can
reach good measure by reading the
epistles that he wrote en route or
while In the two imprisonments at
In Macedonia, Paul began the
evangelization of the continent of
Europe, whence the influence was
extended to America. This second
journey took Paul, with Silas, Tim
othy and Luke, first to Phllippi and
thence as far as Corinth. Fine re
sults were obtained. Then he took
his two working companions, Aqu-
11a and Prlscilla, with him as far
as Ephesus.
On the third journey more time
was spent at Ephesus than else
where. Multitudes believed and
gave evidence as they made a huge
bonfire and destroyed their worth
less charms and idols. Again Paul
went as far as Corinth and then
returned to Jerusalem, preaching
en route where he was arrested,
There more than two years were
spent in prison at Caesarea before
the eventful shipwreck voyage was
made to Rome. During those two
years in the Imperial prison the
apostle taught, and wrote episuea,
Then came a short release, rouow-
ed by a second imprisonment which
ended with his beheading. Paul
evaluates his life by saying "I have
fought a good fight, I have kept the
By Bishop William P. Remington.
In all that God has created there
is Divine intention, but because the
Almighty in His wisdow and Fa
ther love chose to make man
free agent, there is a possibility of
changing good into evil, and happi
ness into defeat and despair. The
disobedience of man is the price
God paid for creating us such as
we are; and sin, suffering and mis
rule are the price we must pay for
becoming human. Every great
event or experience in our lives
presents this challenge for good or
evil. So the commemoration of
any great day 13 either pure joy or
dark despair, real happiness or un
holy carousal. The observance of
Christmas stands out above all oth
er holidays as this kind of a chal
lenge to us as Individuals and to
the world at large. It may mean
to us love, peace and joy, the happy
remembrance of what God has
done for us and will do in us.
On the contrary, it may bring us
nothing but feasting, riotousness
and the selfish enjoyment of what
we receive from others. The Star
of Bethlehem always shines and
points to where the Young Child is
cradled in a manger. To the shep
herds It heralded the dawn of a
new day, the coming of peace and
good will; but to Herod it meant a
challenge to his own authority, to
his wicked way of living. To the
Wise Men the Star shining in the
East called them to an arduous
journey that they might lay their
best treasures at His feet; but to
Herod it whispered the destruc
tion of a rival. The Star either
fights for us or against us, and
which side we take determines the
good or evil we get out of Christ
Never In our time, or perhaps in
the history of civilization was this
issue so clearly drawn as in this
year of our Lord nineteen thirty
one. In the past a sense of well be
ing and of contentment with things
as they were, hid from our eyes the
miseries of others and dulled our
ears to the rumbling of the econ
nomic and social upheaval which
was started with the World War.
Now the handwriting on the wall
is very plain. Selfish living, covet-
ousness and greed, have brought
forth their ugly deformed children
poverty, unemployment and mis
rule. In a land of infinite resources,
and where our barns are filled with
plenty, and our gold and credit still
the strongest among the nations,
our fruit lies rotting on the ground,
our grain depreciates in elevators,
and our machinery deteriorates
from rust and idleness. All this
tremendous power for good and
the plenty of God's good earth, and
yet the miseries and the poverties
so many will suffer this Christmas
Day! And all because, where the
Star shines, some follow It in order
to rob instead of to offer their
treasures to the New Born King;
to destroy a rival instead of to wor
ship God In the Child that Is born.
Is there any thinking man so ut
terly blind in these times that he
cannot see that the root trouble In
all the world today is GREED? We
do not need any economic experts
to tell us that. But is the remedy
aa clear as the diagnosis? If it
was, all the Churches in all the
world could not provide a capacity
to hold the throngs of devout wor
shippers of the new born King.
Our age is still blind to its deepest
need, namely, that it must learn
how to overcome selfishness thru
worship of the Christ, and drive
out greed by offering our best treas
ures to the King of Kings and
Lord of Lords. The human spirit
is so constituted that it must have
loyalties, it must worship some
thing or somebody. Every one ot
U3 must serve some end, we will
either be servnats of God, Man or
Things. The World War should
have taught us what can happen
to Man and to Things, when hate,
lust and greed, plus the cunning
instruments of man's own creat
ing rule among us. We foolishly
give ourselves to Things and they
crumble in our hands; we worship
Man and he tumbles from his ped
estal. What is htere left but God?
All of our -peace pacts, our dis
armament agreements, our econ
omic adjustments and social rem
edies will be nothing but striving
and futility without the coming of
a new sort of Christmas. The
Christ Child must be taken into our
hearts, His good will must change
our evil ones, and this miracle can
not happen to us individually nor
to the world at large until we to!
low the shepherds and the Wise
Men to Bethlehem, and in adora-
iton lay our tributes at His feet
Great kindness and charity will
be released this year, as we feed
the hungry and clothe the naked.
Bitter thoughts also will enter the
hearts of the underprivileged and
unemployed as they read of the
surfeiting and drunkenness of those
who have the price. There it is,
right in this strange world of ours,
good and evil alongside one anoth
er. Which shall it be for you, my
friend? You cannot shirk the is-
Chrlstmas is everywhere; to some
a foretaste of heaven, to others a
very real hell. What makes it or
unmakes it? Just our attitude
towards it; whether we see the Star
and run to adore Hmi; or we gorge
our food and gloat over our pres
ents and forget Gods poor and the
out-stretched Hands of the Little
Christ Child.
For every one of you I wish not
happiness and prosperity, but joy
and love and peace. I would ask
you not what you have received,
Greetings to all! And, adieu to
1931. You and I, dear readers,
have marked another mile-post on
our trip. With the increase in
speed they seem to show up so
much faster these mile-posts. And
yet, there are precisely as many
hours in this year as there were in
the year of our Lord, number one.
It's just busier that we are, that's
all. So busy we don't notice the
passing of time.
Every department of science has
made strides during the past year;
medicine has progressed, too,
think I can break up a cold now
much quicker and cleaner than I
have ever done before. Just put
mv patient to bed for ONE DAY,
and give him a tablet every hour
until perspiration starts freely.
That's all there is to it. And, he
might get well as fast with a tum
blerful of hot water every hour, in
stead of the sweating tablet. But
then, the patient wouldn't feel like
he was being treated properly un
less he had a little medicine, now,
would he?
And I have learned to be skepti
cal of GERMS hammering down
the enamel of teeth the hardest
substance in the human structure.
Necrosis of bone takes place when
nutrition is cut off by violence,
plugged canals and other causes.
Chances are, germs have nothing
whatever to do with destruction of
the enamel of teeth. Let's be sensi
ble in' the coming year. Your fam
ily doctor Is able to tell you when
and how to fight germs.
My New Year resolves are em
bodied in the simple determination
to fit myself for BETTER SER
VICE in the taking care of my
fellow-man and myself during the
coming year. I will be alert for
the right, as my Master gives me
to see the right God bless you all!
Friday, Dec 18, the Lexington
but what you have given. I would
wish for you not more health to
your bedy but new life to your soul
for thi3 is Christmas, and the
Stars sing and the heavens declare
the glory of God. Christ is born.
0 come Let us Adore Him.
school dismissed for the Christmas
holidays. School will reopen Jan
uary 4.
Thursday night the school gave
the following program: Christmas
carols, by all; tap dance, Louise
Hunt and Marcella Jackson; recita
tion, 'A Letter to Santa Claus,
Billy Nichols; folk dance, first and
second grades; recitation, "Shop
ping Before Christmas," Marvin
Cox; rhythm band, "Song of the
Bells," "Hear Dem Bells"; skit,
"Christmas Box from Aunt Jane,"
seventh and eighth grades; musical
readings, Rose Thornburg; play,
"Christmas Toy Shop," third and
fourth grades; piano solo, "Moon
Winks," Bernice Martin; cantata,
"The Night Before Christmas."
Sunday morning Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Ingles and Mrs. Charles In
derbitzen left for Portland and Al
bany to visit relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ingles will also attend
the teachers state institute to be
held in Portland during the holi
days. Miss Edith Tucker accom
panied them to Portland and will
spend Christmas with her sister,
Tom Frazier and his brother,
Robert Frazier from Portland were
in Lexington last Saturday for
time visiting with Tom Barnett.
They came up for the purpose of
seeing the gas well at Wells spring,
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gray of the
Social Ridge district entertained
their neighbors at a party last Sat
urday night. There were about 60
present and the time was spent in
games and cards. A lovely supper
was served at the close of the
James Leach and Paul Nichols
spent a couple of days last week
in Pendleton.
Helen Valentine and Eula McMil
lan from the University of Oregon
and Ruth Dinges from Oregon
State college returned home Satur
day morning to spend the holidays
with their parents. Wayne McMil
lan and James Valentine met the
girls at Arlington.
A crew of men are busy putting
in a new culvert on the Lexington-
Rhea Creek market road near the
Roy Campbell ranch.
Mrs. Lorena Isom went to Hard-
man Sunday to visit for a few
days with her sister, Mrs. Delsie
I Mrs. LaVllla Howell and daugh
ter Norma and Miss Clara Holey
were Christmas shopping in Pen
dleton Monday.
A Christmas dance will be given
Friday night at Leach hall.
George Gillis, fifth and sixth
grade teacher, loft Thursday night
for Portland to spend Christmas
with his parents.
Mrs. Trannie Parker has been
confined to her home for the past
few days with a cold.
The Christmas program given at
the Christian church Sunday eve
ning, Dec. 20, was well attended
and enjoyed by all. It was as fol
lows: chorus, "Joy to the World,"
"Silent Night"; vocal solo, Ruth
Dinges; recitation, Juanita Mat
lock; recitation, Ileen Kelly; musi
cal reading, Mrs. Helen Nichols;
play,' 'Going Home for Christmas."
Church services were held Sun
day morning at the Congregational
church. Rev. Napier announced
there will be no services on Sunday
night Dec. 27, but on the following
Sunday morning, Jan. 8, he will be
back again.
Guests over the week end at the
Thornburg home were Mr. and
Mrs. Lloyd Matteson, Vina Parkins
and her little grand daughter.
Pearl, all from Rltter. Mrs. Park
ins and grand daughter went to
Tacoma and the Matteson's" return
ed to their home at Ritter.
Mrs. Gene Gentry was able to re
turn home Monday from Dr. Gray's
hospital in Heppner. She has been
ill there for the past four weeks.
Last Friday night a double head
er basketball game was played- at
the gym. The high school played
their first game of the season with
Arlington and defeated them with
a score of 14 to 21. Neil Shuirman
was referee. Lexington Athletic
club played the Heppner town
team and the score was 16 to 35 in
favor of Lexington. ' Lawrence
Beach was referee. The line-up for
the Lexington high school team
was Kenneth Warner, center; Pine
Thornburg, left forward; Dale
Lane, right forward; Laurel Ruhl,
right guard; Llewellyn Evans, left
guard; substitutes, Sam McMillan
and Garland Thompson. Line-up
for the Lexington Athletic club was
Edward Burchell, center; Vernon
Warner and Edwin Ingles, for
wards; Clarence Carmichael and
Elmer Palmer, guards; Vernon and
Archie Munkers, substitutes. Hepp
ner's line-up was Vinton Howell,
center; Nell Shuirman and Hank
Robertson, forwards; Jack Stewart
and Harold Gentry, guards; Stan
ley Reavis, Cornett Green and Gor
don Bucknum, substitutes.
Lexington grange installed their
officers Saturday night and six
members were obligated into the
third and fourth degree. Begin
ning in January they will hold only
one meeting each month.
Last Thursday morning after the
sleet and rain the streets were cov
ered with ice and several of our
citizens took some hard falls.
Enroute to school the Martin bus
struck the ice and turned over on
Its side, breaking down a wheel.
No one was hurt. Charles Bre
shears went into a tail spin with
his Ford and it was just luck that
he avoided a wreck. Everyone was
glad to see the sun come out and
melt the snow away.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and
daughter Louise and Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Shriever went to Pendleton
Tuesday to do some Christmas
sued from the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court of the State of Oregon
for the County of Umatilla, and to me
directed on a judgment In said Court
rendered on the loth day of December,
193L in favor of Marie MrGirl as olaln-
tlff and against Charles MrGirl as de
fendant for the sum of S1750.00 and
the further sum of S150.00 attorney's
fees, and the further sum of 1129.45
coats and disbursements. I did on the
11th dav of December. 1931. lew UDon
all of the defendant Charles MeGlrl's
right, title and Interest in and to the
following described real property In
Morrow County, Oregon, to-wlt:
The soutnwest (Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 27;
and the East Half of Section 33:
and the West Half, and the North
west Quarter of the Northeast
Quarter of Section 84, all in Twp.
1 South Range 29 E. W. M.
Also the North Half of the North
east Quarter of Section 4; and the
Northwest Quarter of Section 3,
all in Twp. 2 South Range 29 E.
W. M.
Also the South Half of the North
east quarter, and the Southeast
Quarter of Section 4; and the East
Half of the Northeast Quarter of
Section 9; all in Twp. 2 South
Range 29 E. W. M.
Also the Southwest Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter of Section
14; and the West Half of the West
Half, and the Sutheust Quarter of
the Southwest Quarter, and the
West Half of the Southeast Quar
ter, and the Southwest Quarter of
the Northeast Quarter, and the East
Half of Sectoin 22, all in Twp. 1
South Range 29 E. W. M.
and I will, at the hour of 10:30 o'clock
A. M.. on Saturday, the 23rd day of
January. 1932. sell at the front door of
the Courthouse in Heppner, Morrow
County, Oregon, all the right, title, in
terest ana estate tne said Charles Mc
Girl had in and to the above described
real property eon tne lltn day of De
cember, 1931, or since then has acquir
ed, at public auction to the highest
bidder for cash, the proceeds of said
sale to be applied as the law- directs
in satisfaction of said execution and
all coats.
Dated this 19th duy of December,
41-45 C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff of Morrow County. Oregon.
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The Gazette Times' Printing Ser
vice is complete. Try it
Succeeds Alfonso
A RE N T YoiA Nvfe; V(0
Niceto Akala Zamora, first Con
stitutional President of the Republic
of Spain, recently inaugurated for a
term of six years,
Notice Is hereby given that there will
be a meeting of the stockholders of the
Farmers & Htockgrowers National Bank
of Heppner, Oregon, on the second
Tuesday in January, 1932 (January 12,
1932), between the hours of 9:00 o'clock
a. m. and 4:00 o'clock p. m. of said day,
for the purpose of electing directors,
and for the transaction of such other
business as may legally come before
the meeting.
J. W. BBYMER, President.
Dated this 17th day of December, 1931.
Notice Is hereby given that there will
be a meeting of the stockholders of the
First National Bank of Heppner, Ore
gon, on the second Tuesday In January,
1932. (January 12th, 1932), between the
hours of 10 a in. and 4 p. m., of Bald
date for the purpose of electing direct
ors and for the transaction of such
business as may legally come before
the meeting.
W. B. MOORE, Cashier.
Dated this 11th day of December, 1931.
Notice Is hereby given that the un
dersigned has been duly appointed by
the County Court of the State of Ore
gon for Morrow County, administrator
of the estate of Joseph W. Rector, de
ceased, and has accepted such trust,
All persons having claims against said
estate are hereby notified and required
to present the same, with vouchers
duly verified as required by law, to me
at the ofllce of my attorney, J, O. Tur
ner, In Heppner, Oregon, or to the un
dersigned administrator at 975 Michi
gan, Ave., Portland, Oregon, within six
months from the date hereof.
Dated and first published this 10th
day of December, 1931.
39-43 Administrator.
Attorney at Law
Phone 173
Humphreys Building
A. B. GRAY, M. D.
Phone 323
Heppner Hotel Building
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