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Volume 49, Number 10.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 19, 1932
Subscription $2.00 a Year
PUT UPJO PEOPLE
Polls for Primaries to
Open at 8 O'Clock in
WILL POST RETURNS
Gazette Times to Assist in Giving
Information; Candidates Active
As Voting Time Neare.
Primary election campaign days,
marked in Morrow county by a
passive interest by the majority of
the electorate and increased activ
ity by candidates as polling time
nears, come to a close today, and
tomorrow the fate of the candidates
will be in the hands of the electors.
The polls will open at 8 o'clock In
the morning and will close at 8
o'clock in the evening.
ner, lone and Lexington precinct forced our through crevices below
two election boards have been the casing.
named and counting of ballots will The counci ordered that the
start at 10 o'clock in the morning chlorination plant be put in read-
FROM WELL NOTED
Council Takes Immediate Steps' to
Investigate; Auditor's Report
Bead at Mid-Month Meeting.
That the city's artesian well had
decreased in flow to an extent
where the city dads thought It nec
essary to take Immediate steps of
investigation, was revealed in the
special order of business before the
council in mid-month meeting
Monday evening. Immediate steps
were taken to get in touch with A.
A. Durand, driller, at Walla Walla,
to get his opinion of what should
be done, and to get, if possible, a
log of the well. ,
Several theories were advanced
as to what might have caused the
decrease In flow, and to determine
whether the supply of water was
diminishing or whether the water
was escaping somewhere in the
well, one of the councilmen sug
gested that a packer be used. It
was said that the well is cased to a
depth of only twenty feet below the
surface of the ground, and the
theory was advanced that In cap
ping the well the water had been
or as soon as twenty or more votes
iness so that water from Willow
have been cast In the other mne ...v. ""6-
precincts there will be only one turned into the pipe in case of em-
board and counting will not start cl 2,7. J'
until the polls close. No returns
will be given out until the polls
close, but shortly after closing time
it is expected enough votes will
have been counted in the precincts
having two boards to give some in
dication of the trend of the voting
Voting I' laces Named.
In Heppner the usual voting
nrlll ka ft "Month
titu.-t ... , recorder
Heppner casting tneir Dauots ai
the Peoples Hardware company
store, and those of South Heppner
voting at the court house.
For the benefit of the public, the
Heppner Gazette Times and W. W.
Smead, Associated Press reporter,
will join forces to furnish bulletins
9 na nnilrlv a a tHjv nary
be tabulated. These will be posted Local Golfers Trimmed J
at the Heppner Hotel. Reporters
The meeting was held open for
further consideration and imme
diate action as soon as contact was
made with Mr. Durand.
A report of the recent audit of
the city books by Mrs. Daisy Noe
of Baker was read to the council,
and was laid aside without action,
except that the city attorney was
asked to secure a better record sys-
em for the recorder's office and the
was asked to make a
more complete report to the coun
cil of fine collections, in line with
the auditor's recommendations. It
was also recommended that the city
procure additional steel filing cab
inet facilities for the records of the
TO 24 GRADUATES
Victor P. Morris Cites
Educational Needs of
Future at Rites.
CLAUDE HILL NAMED
Senior Boy Gets Norton Winnard
Cup; Legion Auxiliary and W.
C. T. U. Awards Given.
Twenty-four seniors of Heppner
high school received their diplomas
at the graduation exercises at the
gym-auditorium last Thursday eve
ning before a crowd that packed
the auditorium to capacity, proba
bly the largest assemblage ever to
gather in the building. An expect
ant hush prevailed throughout the
audience as Claude Hill was named
winner of the Norton Winnard me
morial cup by Paul M. Gemmell,
member of the class of 1918 and
associate of young Winnard whose
meritorious scholastic career end
ed with his graduation with honors
from Harvard medical school,
shortly after which he fell victim
to the scourge of typhoid fever and
Victor P. Morris, economics pro
fessor at the University of Oregon,
in the graduation address told of
the enducational needs of the fu
ture while inspiring his listeners
with his picturization of life's goals.
Local Cooperative! Say Senator
Had No Part In Naming Officials
Of Farmers' Organizations.
in each precinct have been contact
ed to provide out-of-town returns.
So far as can be determined local
interest has centered mainly in the
contests for county offices, the state
representativeshlp, and the U. S.
Senatorship, with lesser interest in
the contests for state offices. The
only contest on the democratic
ticket which appears to have creat
ed any stir Is that for representa
tive in congress between Walter M.
Pierce and Francis V. Galloway,
All other battles are being staged
on the republican ticket.
For U. S. Senator, Frederick Stel
wer appears to have the largest fol
lowing, being backed by a strong
Blackburne Pars Course
Arlington sportsmen had a big
day in Heppner Sunday, when, be
sides taking the baseball game by
large margin, they also grabbed
off the golf match in the morning
by the impressive score of 37-7. But
the Heppner golfers don't feel so
bad. They say that considering the
number of Scotchmen on the visit
ing team, there is really nothing to
be ashamed of. For instance, A. E.
Blackburne, on his first round of
the day turned in a 31, exactly par
for the course, to hang up a record
the first time the feat had been ac
complished. The lowest score pre
viously recorded was 34. And
During the course of the primary
campaign, some of the candidates
for senatorial nomination have, di
rectly or Indirectly, attempted to
attach to Senator Frederick Stel
wer some responsibility for appoint
ing former citizens of Pendleton
to executive positions with the Far
mers National Grain corporation
and The Grain Stabilization cor
poration. To correct any misapprehension,
we wish to advise that the farm
ers own and control the Farmers
National Grain corporation; that
it Is not a governmental institution,
nor a subsidiary of the farm board.
The Farmers National Grain cor
poration, in which the signers here
to are stockholders, is a private
agency not unlike any Oregon cor
poration. It determines the num
ber and salaries of its employees,
and the character of their work,
without outside political influence
of any kind. No member of con
gress has asserted, and there Is no
member of congress who can as
sert, any authority at all In con
nection with these matters. The
farm board itself does not and can
not select its officers or fix their
salaries. Senator Steiwer did not
participate in nor influence, direct
ly or indirectly, the selection or the
fixing of the salary of any of the
officers or employees of the Farm
ers National Grain corporation, or
of The Grain Stabilization corpor
The Farmers National Grain cor-
EXPOSE DF SEANCE
TOOL E IN GAM
Arlington Again Beats
Locals 16-2 as Clow
Does His Stuff.
BOBBY RESCUES DAY
with machinery displacing human poration is a farmers' cooperative
i..w. B-reater stress must be nut organization, and is not a political
on tne education wnicn teacnes
youth how better to utilize his leis
ure hours, rather than to spend all
the time in educating it to make a
strides are being made in this di. drag it into politics will be resented
nnd na this tvne of educa- u ""'6"". "J
agency, and has been Kept tree
from politics. It has run its own
business in its own way, in the in
terests of its stockholders, and will
continue to do so. Any effort to
ers interested in tne success oi
Pendleton Grain Growers, Inc.,
By Charles W. Cook, Mgr.
Morrow County Grain Growers, Inc.
By J. E. Swanson, Mgr.
Condon Grain Growers, Inc.,
By A. B. Robertson, Mgr.
Moro Grain Growers Association,
By W. T. Balsiger, Mgr.
Grass Valley Grain Growers, Inc.,
By J. W. Shepard, Mgr.
Sherman Cooperative Grain Grow
By B. H. Grady, Mgr.
Wasco County Grain Growers Co
By Lorin Jr Kelly, Mgr.
. . , TT , . , iv l villus. J icv-w.MCU a.a U
club in Heppner and having the ' d ft
ah, n.umnnt tt tYio, Drain cnwprB I ' J
and wool growers' cooperatives,
Robert N. Stanfleld has had some
active support, while A. E. Clark,
backed by Governor Meier, will un
doubtedly find favor with those of
the electorate who have confidence
in the Meier program. No support
er appears to have developed for
the other candidates, Kenneth Har
lan and Robert Gordon Duncan.
Other Contests Appear.
Small Interest has been expressed
In the republican contest for rep
resentative in congress between
Robert R. Butler, incumbent, and
J. M. Richards, though the latter
has contacted the granges of the
of the spectators by driving the
small white ball Into the ether for
total of 300 yards on the ninth
hole, one of the longest drives ever
witnessed on the local links.
It was really a day of golf thrills,
to which youthful Louis. Gilliam
added his bit by turning 'in a 77,
low score for the local team. Ar
rangements are being made for a
return match at Arlington.
tion progresses coming generations
will be assured a greater degree of
Harriet Gemmell, representing
the American Legion Auxiliary, pre
sented Irene Beamer with that or
ganization's award to the eight
grade girl whose character, leader
ship and example of Americanism
marked her as worthy ot the rec
ognition. High tribute was paid
Miss Beamer In the presentation
Receiving their diplomas at the
hands of Charles Thomson, chair
man of the school board, who, in a
few well chosen words paid tribute
to the class and to the school ad
ministration, were Ralph Benton,
Earle Bryant, Virginia Cleveland, Steiwer Dinner Held J
William Cox. Nancv Jane Cox. John
Franzen, Claude Hill, Eddie Kenny, KllkennV (jilVeS Talk
Marv Gemmell. Alma Hake. Lola Local supporters of Frederick
Hintt Vallis .Tones Marv McDuffee. Steiwer, United State9 senator
Lucile Moyer, Louise Moyer, Adele from Oregon who is seeking re
Nic kerson. Phvlls Pollock. Viola nomination at the primaries tomor
Ruby, Evelyn Schultz, Iretta Tay- row, gathered for a dinner at I. O.
w Marv Thomson and Ruth Tur- O. F. hall Friday evening. W. P.
ner Mahoney presided and John Kil
Other awards nresented were kenny Jr. of Pendleton gave the
those for the Amrican Legion Pop- main address extolling the accom
py poster contest, and those for the plishments of the senator.
recent W. C. T. U. essay and poster
contest. The poppy contest awards
were made by Mrs. Gemmell, and
the W. C. T. U. awards by Mrs.
Clara Beamer. Named for the aux-
Pupils of Davis School
Receive Samoan Letters
Exceedingly interesting has been
the social intercourse between pu-
county, in which organization he is pia 0f the Davis school near lone
an active worker. Butler has been amj pupils of the Tau school, Ma-
on tne Job at wasnington, leaving nua district in American Samoa
it to his friends to carry on his through the medium of the Junior
None of the candidates for state
offices in the contests on the repub
lican ticket have campaigned per-
Red Cross, reports Miss Audrey
Beymer, who just completed her
work as teacher of the Davis school
last year. In addition to an ex-
The local Stciwer-for-senator club
has close to one hundred enthus
iastic supporters who have been ac
tively at work. A number of out-
of-town men attended the banquet
liary poster awards were Adele including fc.an w. &nen oi Arnng-
Nickerson. hiirh school: Irene Bea- ton and f. JN. bnown oi ossn, Dotn
mer, seventh and eighth grades, and candidates for state representative
Ruth Green, fifth and sixth. W n- trom tnis District.
ning posters will be sent to the state
department for entrance in the
Musical numbers on the program
included "Songs My Mother Taught
Me," girls' glee club, and "The
Swan," duet by Anabel Turner and
Winifred Case. W. R. Poulson, re
tiring superintendent, gave a short
Red-Headed Butter Creek Youth
in Debut Gives Crowd Thrill;
Will Pitch Against Fossil
Arlington 4 0 1.000
Heppner 2 2 .500
lone 2 2 .600
Fossil 1 3 -250
Condon 1 3 .250
RufusBlalock 1 3 .250
Last Sunday'! ResnlU:
Arlington 16 at Heppner 2. lone 7 at
Fossil 4, Condon 3 at Rufus-Blalock 4.
Where the Team Flay Next Sunday:
Fossil at Heppner, Rufus-Blalock at
lone, Condon at Arlington.
Kewpie Clow and his uniformed
assistants from Arlington staged a
replica of the seance at Arlington
to week before for tne Denent oi
the large Heppner audience at Ro
deo field Sunday afternoon, when
the river boys again trounced the
hillbillies 16-2 and the revengeful e-x
pose of which Manager McCrady
dreamed came near being a com
plete failure. There was but one
redeeming feature. Bobby Wood
ward, a red-haired youth from low
er Butter creek, came to the man
ager's rescue in the eighth inning
to wind up the meeting and prove
that Kewpie's mysticism could be
Woodward, who will be on the
mound here against Fossil next
Sunday, whiffed five of the six bats
men to face him and allowed but
one roller which was taken easily
by Ferguson at second and tossed
to first for the put-out. Arlington
had previously battered Roy Gen
try for ten hits in three and a half
innings, and had touched up Char
lie Wilcox in the next three and a
half for six more, giving them a
total of 16 hits for as many runs,
while, Heppner solved only six of
Kewpie's floaters for safe blows
which netted two runs, both of
which were earned. Seven of Ar
lington's run? were earned, with
the others being permitted on wild
throws and bobbles of which the
scorer noted eight.
Heppner scored in the fourth inn
ing, Rohrer singling and making
home on Aiken's two-bagger im
mediately following, and lastly In
the fifth on successive two-baggers
by Wilcox and Roy Gentry, Wilcox
Kewpie himself wielded the heavy
bat of the day, clouting a triple, a
double and two singles, which ac
counted for five Arlington tallies.
Naturally the crowd was elated In
the ninth when Woodward struck
Arlington's scores were made
three in the first, two in the second
six in the fourth, three in the fifth
and two in the seventh innings.
Upsets in the other league games
were recorded Sunday, with Rufus-
Blalock, tail-enders, trouncing Con
don 4-3, and lone retaliating their
defeat at the hands of Fossil the
Sunday before by reversing the 7-4
score. Heppner and lone are now
Depression Busting Entertainment
Coming L'mW Big Tent June 2
to 5; Subscriptions Now Due.
Committees to have charge of the
various details of staging Morrow
county's annual free Chautauqua at
Heppner, June 2 to 5, were named
this week by the directors. The
program is calculated to provide
real gloom - dispelling entertain
ment, that, for the four days at
least, will bury Old Man Depress
ion. Payment of subscriptions has
been progressing well, the directors
announce, adding that it ia hoped
all will make payment soon. A
small number of reserved seats may
be procured by those who desire
them, which will also help the di
rectors to add to the success of the
Chautauqua. Reserved seats are
provided Chautauqua supporters,
one seat being reserved) for each
$2.50 subscribed. No admission
charge is made to take in the enter
tainment and a warm welcome is
extended everyone to take in as
much of it as possible'
The committees announced are:
Publicity, Jap Crawford, Jos. J.
Tent, grounds and stage, W. W.
Smead and G. A. Bleakman.
Seats and ushers, Paul Marble,
Earl Eskelson and Albert Adkins.
Reserved Seats, Earl Gordon, J.
W. Hiatt and Gay M. Anderson.
The reserved seat checks will be
available at Gordon's confectionary
store in exchange for subscription
The big tent entertainment this
year will include a wide variety of
appeal, with two leading stage
plays presented by superb casta;
music, reading and novelty enter
tainment; rapid fire cartoons, beau
tiful crayon landscapes, a ventrilo
quist's dummy; a dizzy fun and
frolic program of magic and mys
tery, and two top notch lectures,
one on "Courage" and the other
Uncle Sam's Stake in China and
Japan," by two outstanding lecturers.
Revival is Dependent on
Success of Geneva Par
ley, Speaker Says-
LIONS SEEK RELIEF
tContinued on Page Six)
COUNTY HEARS ANTI-WAR TALK;
LOCAL ORGANIZATION STARTED
sonally in this county so far as can change of Christmas gifts in which
be determined. Hal E. Hoss and
Geo. A. Palmiter are battling for
secretary of state, Rufus Holman
and Milt Scherping for state treas
urer, and Earl C. Bronough and I
day morning for Los Angeles.
the Davis pupils received a group
of Samoan articles which were re
cently displayed in Heppner, the
Morrow county children recently
received a number of letters from
H. Van Winkle for attorney gen- their South Sea island friends, of
eral. Hoss, Holman and Van Win
kle are Incumbents of the respec
All of the candidates for state
representative from the twenty-
second district comprising Morrow,
Gilliam, Sherman and Wheeler
counties have been more or less ac
tive. Voters will choose two of the
four candidates, who are Edward
E. Rugg and Jesse Ogden Turner,
both of this county, E. W. Snell of
Gillam county and P. N. Shown of
Three contests appear for coun-
whlch the following is representative:
"Tau Public School, at Manua
District, April 23, 1932.
'Dear friends In Davis School:
"I write you some story about
my school, books we use are Phil
ippine reader book five, grammar
modern engllsh book two, arithme
tic middle grade, geography essen
tials, hygiene book two,
"I go to school eight o clock and
begin to nine o'clock In the morn
ing and we close three o'clock P. M
"The length of my village Is about
ty oilices. They are county com- 5 miies, but my island Is very (beal)
mlssloner with four candidates, G.
A. Bleakman, Creed Owen, Frank
S. Parker and Arnold G. Picper;
county clerk, with the race between
Gay M. Anderson and Paul M. Gem
mell, and sheriff, with C. J. D. Bau-
man and Glen it. tladloy as op
beautiful of all Islands in Samoa,
Our school months start on
March and we stop to November.
My holidays New Years Day, Wash
ington's Birthday, Flag Raising
Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day
and the Friday following.
'I wear the Samoun lavalava on
ly Sunday we use the white lava
lava and go to church.
"Birds In Samoa are tropic birds,
orioles, calaos, bats, doves and also
If you want to see an end of the
farewell address. He departed Fri- depression, you must look for it in
a reduction in the cost of war prep
ation," declares J. J. Handsaker,
of Portland, associate secretary of
the National Council for Preven
tion of War, who gave a number of
GO TO DESCHUTES FISHING,
The fame of the Deschutes as a
fisherman's paradise attracted six
Heppner men who pulled out Mon- animals, dogs, pigs, horses, goats,
day evening with their luggago to cows, but no lion and tiger in Sa-
try their luck. Included In the moa.
party were D. A. Wilson, Art Bib- "I wns very glad because I found
bv. C. G. Norris, R. B. Ferguson, your Christmas gilts last year. I
Mark Merrill and Leonard Schwarz. wish you would not forget me
They were equipped for a stay of Thanks for your presents sent last
several days. Christmas.
"The end. Will close with best
BEAUTY AND THE BOSS, with wishes to you. God bless you and
a regular galaxy or stars, at tne me, gooa Dye
Star Theater Sunday and Monday. "I. M. PUNI."
PUPIL, TEACHER HONORED.
On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs.
A. P. Parker entertained at their
countrv home in honor of their
niece, Gladys Reaney, who makes addresses on war prevention dur
her home with them, and Mrs. ing the week in Morrow county.
Frank Turner, her teacher. The "War and war preparation are
guests were the seventh and eighth costing this country $5,500.00 every
grades of the Lexington school minute. The fear 01 war nas pai
and the following adults: Mrs. A. alyzed business and this with ex
Reaney, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, cesssive tariffs m almost every
Mrs. A. Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. Ed- country has checked the normal
win Ingles, Mr. and Mrs. Frank flow of trade on which the return
Turner. Geortrfi Gillls. Mrs. Inder- of orosuerity depends
bitzen, Mr. and Mrs. Glen White, "For war preparation alone, the
Mr. and Mrs. Galey Johnson, Mrs. world spent last year more than
Merle Kirk. Mrs. Omohundro and four thousand million dollars and
A Ritchie. of this sinful total the United States
The lawn was brilliantly llehted scent more than one sixth. Now,
an that the vnnncr nennle could car- when frantic telegrams are sent to
ry on their games in the open. The Washington urging federal relief
lartro livinir rnnma wprp decorated for unemnlovnient, the U. S. senate
with tulips and festoons of pink the other day passed a bill author
and irreen which were the class izine a new navy to cost $616,000,
colors. At 8:30 the crowd assem- 000. How they expect to get the
bled for a nrocram arranged by money for this they did not say,
Mrs. Parker. Group singing was although the country is going Into
followed with nraver bv Rev. White, the 'red' at the rate of $5,000 every
a piano solo by Iris Omohundro, a
tableaux In which Gladys, Mrs. Tur
ner and Mr. and Mrs. Ingles par
ticipated, and Meditation by Mrs.
Andrew Baldwin. At the close Mrs,
minute now ana tungreas ia ujs-
tcrlcaliv trying to balance the bud
get by increasing letter postage to
3c, putting' a 2c tax on every check,
discharging postal clerks and re-
Parker presented Mrs. Turner with ducing rural free delivery.
a beautiful flower bowl on benair
of her classes, to which she re
sponded. The remainder of the
evening was spent on the lawn
where refreshments of sandwiches.
chocolate and doughnuts were serv-
To make such an expansion of
the navy worse just at this time,
the world is bound to Interpret our
action as a war-like gesture just
when the nations are honestly try
ing to prevent war and reduce tax
ed, the latter being fried In a huge atlon everywhere, at the world dls
onldron where everyone had a part, armament conference.
Mr. and Mrs. Parker nroved them- "If the senate measure becomes
selves to be very capable hosts for law, It will utterly violate the spirit
the occasion. of the arms truco oy wnicn we
agreed that for a year we would
begin no new construction, that the
atmosphere of the disarmament
conference might be Improved."
Mr. Handsaker urged that let
ters be sent to Congressman R. R.
Butler opposing the navy bill. He
believes that if such a measure is
not passed that the disarmament
conference will be able to reduce
aggressive weapons such as tanks
and gas, to reduce possibly by a
billion dollars the cost of war prep
aration and provide for a perma
nent commission to work for fur
ther reductions. Letters In support
of such a program should be sent
Miss Mary Wooley, American Del
egation, Geneva (5c postage) and
to President Hoover.
While here Mr. Handsaker ad
dressed the Lexington Grange, Lex
ington Christian church, a union
meeting of Heppner churches, the
Lions and the Business and Pro
fessional Women's club. He left
Wednesday to address the Arling
ton chamber of commerce.
He is a brother of Rev. T. S
Handsaker of San Diego, Calif.,
formerly pastor of the Christian
A Morrow county committee on
war prevention was organized last
Sunday night following the address
of Mr. Handsaker at the Christian
church. The executive committee:
which was given power to add to
its membership, consists of M. L.
Case, chairman, Mrs. F. W. Turner,
secretary, S. E. Notson and Mrs.
Lucy Ifl. Rodgers.
He had to fire her so they could,
be friends BEAUTY AND THE
BOSS Star Theater, Sunday and
Forest Fire School. On; .
Emergency Men Ready
Officials of the Umatilla national
forest, rangers, lookouts and emer
gency fire fighters gathered yester
day at Tupper ranger station for a
three-day school, at which instruc
tions are being given for taking
care of Uncle Sam's forest in read
iness for another fire season. J.
F. Irwin, district superintendent,
assisted by officials from the Pen
dleton and Portland offices of the
forest service are In charge. In
attendance are a number of mem
bers of the local emergency fire
fighting squad, organization of
which was perfected Monday eve
ning at the Hiatt & Dix store.
J. W. Hiatt was reelected chief of
the squad, with Leslie Rasmussen
as assistant, Leonard Gilliam was
named cook and Francis Doherty,
timekeeper. Other members are
Vinton Howell, Reith Burkenbine,
Gay Anderson, Joe Swindig, R. B.
Ferguson, Leonard Schwarz, Jap
Crawford, Gerald Slocum and Jim
Thomson. Hiatt, Rasmussen, Gil
enblne are attending the school
Ham, Anderson, Swindig and Burk
which will close Friday in time for
the men to reach their respective
Farmers Picnic Slated
At lone for June 3rd
An all-day farmers' picnic with
basket lunch at noon, sports and
program has been anounced to be
held at lone on Saturday, June 3,
Arrangements are being made by
the Morrow County Grain Growers
association who are sponsoring the
appearance on the occasion of
Farmer" Brown, noted lecturer on
Mr. Brown is slated to appear on
the afternoon program, along with
a number of other speakers provid
ed by the extension service of Ore
gon State college. Coffee, cream
and sugar'will be provided free to
everyone at the noon luncheon by
the grain growers. A public dance
to be held at the Legion hall In the
evening will wind up the day's ac
Umatilla Move to Get Federal Aid
On Local Roads, Backed; Give
Chautauqua a Boost.
"On the success of the interna
tional disarmament conference at
Geneva largely depends the revival
of business," John J. Handsaker,
anti-war worker, told the Heppner
Lions club Monday. He urged the
members to use their influence with
senators and representatives to
forestall legislation which contem
plates the expenditure of $616,000,
000 in the next ten years to aug
ment Uncle Sam's navy. Such a
move, he said, would almost cer
tainly defeat the purpose of the Ge- -neva
conference to bring about a
reduction in world armaments.
Huge Expense Cited.
He quoted President Hoover as
saying that the cost of war and the
expense of preparedness were large
contributing factors toward the
present business stagnation, and
that the return of prosperity was
largely dependent upon the Geneva
conference. The expense of the
World war to the United States to
date is 52 billion dollars, and be
fore the debt is paid the United
States will have paid 100 billions
because of it, the speaker asserted.
To visualize the immensity of this
amount, he said that If payment
had been started at the time of
Christ at the rate of 50 dollars a
minute, and a payment had been
made every minute since, the debt
would not yet be settled.
The speaker gave as the main
causes of the paralysis of business,
the immense indebtedness incurred
for the recent World war, the add
ed great cost of maintaining the
achinery of war, and the high
tariff barriers created by the lead
ing nations of the world. The lat
ter he likened to the storekeeper
who would charge customers for
coming into his store to trade and
then wonder why they went else
Road Aid Asked.
Besides listening to Mr. Hand-
saker's address, the lions voted to
join a move started in Umatilla
county to petition the district's sen
ators and representatives in con
gress to use their influence toward
obtaining federal aid in completing
road projects in the two counties,
including the Heppner-Spray road,
for the purpose of providing needed
S. E. Notson, president of the
Morrow County Free Chautauqua
association, called the attention of
the club to the coming attraction
under the big tent here June 2 to
Termed the prosperity Chautau
qua, this year's entertainment will
serve to bury Old Man Depression
in accordance with one of the club's
bjectlves, he said.
Mrs. J. O. Turner obliged the club
with a piano solo that was well re
ceived, and Mrs. C. R. Ripley ac
companied the group singing, in
cluding singing of the new "On to
Oregon" song, a copy of which was
recently received through the cour
tesy of the Portland Lions club.
CATTLEMEN TO CONVENE.
The Cattle and Horseraisers asso
elation of Oregon will hold its an-
nual convention at Burns May 27
and 28, according to announcement
just received from the secretary.
C. L. Jamison. The program in
eludes a long list of speakers In
eluding specialists from Oregon
State college, and men prominent
in cattle and horse raising in Ore
gon and Washington. Herman OH
ver, president, will preside at the
business sessions, and O. M. Plum
mer, president of the Pacific Inter
national Livestock exposition, will
act a3 toastmaster at the annual
banquet to be held at the close of
the convention Saturday evening,
the 28th. Frank Irvine, editor of
the Oregon Journal of Portland, is
slated as the banquet speaker. An
urgent invitation is extended to all
cattle and horse men of Morrow
county to attend.
For Sale 3-burner oil stove In
good condition. Box 606, Heppner.
Kate J. Young lodge No. 29, D,
H., meets Tuesday, May 2-lth, at 8
o'clock in Odd Fellows hall. Ther
will be initiation and refreshments.
All members are urged to be pres
ent. Clara Beamer, Secty.
Tree Planting Marker
Here; Wehmeyer Assists
The brass plaque to mark the
tree-planting at the city's artesian
well at the forks of Willow creek
arrived the first of the week, and
preparations are being made for
ts installation in the near future.
The marker was ordered by the lo
cal Washington Bicentennial organ
ization, and is inscribed In Mem
ory of George Washington, Trees
planted by Citizens of Heppner
Many of the trees planted at the
site last year are still growing, Mrs.
Arthur McAtee, president of the
group, reports, and In addition F.
Wehmeyer, forest ranger, plant
ed 150 more trees this year. Mayor
McCarty has given word that a
strong lock will be placed on the
gate at the entrance, and a sign
will be posted warning the public
that anyone found molesting the
trees will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.
GO TO STATE CONVENTION.
The state convention of the Bus
iness and Professional Women'
clubs of Oregon convenes in Klam
ath Fulls this week end. The Hepp
ner club will be represented at this
convention by Mrs. W. P. Mahoney,
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, Mrs. W. O. Dix,
the Misses Madge Coppock, Lucile
McDuffee and Gertrude Doherty.
The ladies departed for Klamath
Falls this morning.
B. 1'. W. DANCE SUCCESS.
The benefit dance sponsored by
the Business and Professional Wo
men's club at the Elks hall Satur
day night was pronounced a success
with a large crowd In attendance
and a general good time. A local
orchestra made up of Harold Bhu
nian, Harold Beckett, Miss Juanlta
Leathers and Dean T, Goodman pro
vided the music.