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Volume 49, Number 11.
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Court and Commission
Agree on 3-Year
County Takes Over Maintenance
for State; Bleakman Against
Action; Judge Explains.
All state secondary road money
to be spent in Morrow county for
the next three years will be put on
the Heppner-Condon road, with the
exception of $3500 alotted for ma
cadamizing the McKinney creek
section of the Heppner-Spray road,
according to a tentative agreement
arrived at between members of the
Morrow county court and the state
highway commission at a meeting
in Arlington Tuesday. The total
secondary road money allotted . to
Morrow county this year was esti
mated at $14,200.
The ba .ance of this year's money,
$11,700, will be used to start grad
ing operations on the projected
route of the Heppner-Condon road
between Eight Mile and the county
line, starting on the Eight Mile end,
according to the agreement It is
estimated that this money will com
plete about three miles of grade.
The exact route of the road has not
been adopted, but it is expected that
it will follow a course almost due
west from Eight Mile, dropping in
to Rock creek about a mile below
the Burton Wilson place where the
old road crosses.
To Kock McKinney Creek.
Plans under which the $3500 was
allotted to the Heppner-Spray road
contemplate that this money will
macadamize the four miles of
grade made by the county last year
up McKinney creek from Rhea
creek to the foot of Hardman hill.
The type of macadam contemplated
is natural rock surfacing.
District Engineer Williams, in
Heppner yesterday, outlined the
proposed secondary highway work
In this county as tentatively agreed
upon by members of the Morrow
county court and the highway com
mission. He said that of the three
secondary roads which had been
designated in Morrow county, the
Lexington-Jarmon road was com
pleted, and that the $3500 would
give an "improved" road from
Heppner to Hardman which is as
far as the county Is obligated to
build on the Heppner-Spray road
under an agreement with the bu
reau of public roads, which left on
ly the Heppner-Condon road for im
provement. The estimated cost of
grading and macadamizing the un
completed portion of this road was
placed at $56,000 which would re
quire the use of all the county's
allotment of secondary road money
for three years after the $3500 had
been deducted for the Heppner
Spray road. The three-year agree
ment was decided upon so that the
road could be put through to com
pletion in the shortest possible time
after it had been started.
Action Justified.
County Judge Campbell justified
the stand of the court in making
the agreement. He said that the
proposed Improvement on the
Heppner-Condon road would serve
a large number of people who here
tofore had not been considered in
the county market road program,
and that a large tonnage would be
accommodated. He said that the
commission showed itself sympa
thetic to the Heppner-Spray road
by allotting the $3500 and in offer
ing to ask the bureau of public
roads to extend its operations to
Hardman. He said that Mr. Scott
of the commission constantly re
minded those present at the meet
ing that the funds to be expended
were state funds and under the con
trol of the highway commission.
Apparently the commission's mind
was made up to spend the money
on the Heppner-Condon road, and
it appeared that if too much con
tention were made to get the mon
ey put on the Heppner-Spray road
that Morrow county might lose out
entirely, Mr, Campbell said.
Under the agreement, the judge
said, Morrow county takes over the
maintenance of the completed por
tions of the secondary highways at
a cost not to exceed $75 a mile. The
money to be used for this purpose
comes from the one-mill market
road tax, which produced between
$8000 and $9000 last year. Tht
court expects to use all of the gen
eral road money for upkeep of the
dirt roads, he said,
Agreement Broken.
Commissioner Bleakman did not
assent to the agreement with the
other two members of the court,
holding out for completing the
Heppner-Spray road to Hardman
according to state standards before
any new projects were attempted.
Ho said yesterday that the $3500
allotted to this road would not put
it up to the standard contemplated
In a former Agreement with the bu
reau of public roads, wherein the
Morrow county court agreed with
the bureau that the court would
finish the road from Heppner to
Hardman If the bureau would build
through to Hardman from the oth
er side, He believed It only prac
tlcnl in the face of the large invest-
Woodward Flays Spectacular Game,
Holding Own in Box and Start
ing Double Flay in Ninth.
League Standings
Won Lost Pet.
Arlington . 5 0 1.000
lone 3 2 .500
Heppner 2 3 .400
Condon 2 3 .400
Fossil 2 3 .400
Rufus-Blalock .... 1 4 .200
Last Sunday ' Remits!
Fossil 4 at Heppner 1, Rufus-Blalock
3 at lone 4; Arlington 17 at Condon 7.
Where the Teams Flay Next Sunday:
Heppner at Condon, lone at Arling
ton, Fossil at Rufus-Blalock.
Kelsay of Fossil took the upper
hand in the pitching duel against
Woodward of Heppner in the fifth
game of the Wheatland league ser
ies at Rodeo field Sunday, and thus
assisted the lads from the eolithic
land in letting down the locals by
the score of 4-1. Kelsay allowed
but one man to reach first base up
to the eighth inning Woodward
having made a scratch hit in the
fourth and it appeared his chance
for a shut-out was glowing. But
the chance went glimmering in the
eighth, when with two away, suc
cessive singles by Crawford, Car
michael and Cummings permitted
Crawford to score and robbed Kel
say of the desired feat. The four
mentioned hits were all that were
chalked up against him, and those
making the hits were the only
Heppner runners to reach first base,
giving Kelsay a record for the
league play this season.
The absence of Paul Aiken, clean
up batter, and Harold Gentry, lead
off, was felt in the Heppner line-up.
Aiken was out of the game on ac
count of injuries sustained In an
automobile accident the end of the
week, and both Harold and Roy
Gentry were absent to attend the
funeral services of their stillborn
nephew. Ray Ferguson took Aik
en's berth at second and Judge
Uarmichael replaced Harold at
The performance of Bobby Wood
ward, while not statistically as good
as that of Kelsay, was nonetheless
noteworthy. He let the Fossil boys
down with 9 hits, some of which
were accounted for by the extra
batsmen to face him because of
bobbles by his teammates. He
struck out 10 men to Kelsay's 12.
Of the hits made off him, only two
were grouped in a manner to earn
a run. Bobby fielded his position
in a spectacular manner. He got
himself out of a bad hole In the last
inning by his fielding ability, when
with one away and the bases load
ed, he started a double play that
retired the side by taking Tipley's
bunt, tossing the ball to Robertson
at home to catch Schomp, and Rob
ertson in turn making the throw to
Hayes at first to nab Tipley.
Fossil scored two runs In the first
Inning, one In the eighth and one
in the ninth.
Heppner will journey to Condon
next Sunday and to Fossil the fol
lowing Sunday, giving the boys the
next two games away from home.
The box score and summary:
Robertson, c 4 0 0 11 2 1
Hayes. 1 4 0 0 9 1 0
Woodward, p 4 0 1 0 19 0
Rolirer, 3 4 0 0 2 0 2
Ferguson, 2 t 3 0 0 3 0 3
Turner, m 3 0 0 0 0 0
Crawford, 1 3 1110 0
Carmlehael, s 3 0 10 11
Cummings, r 3 0 110 1
Totals 27 1 4 27 23 8
Jackson, 3 4 2 1 0 2 0
H. Van Horn, 2 5 0 113 1
Schomp, 1 5 1 1 11 0 0
Sears, a 6 10 110
Znrhary, c 4 0 2 11 2 0
Tipley. m 5 0 2 1 0 0
O'Rourke. r 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Van Horn, 1 3 0 110 0
Kelsay, P 4 0 1 0 15 0
Totals 39 4 9 25 23 1
Earned runs. Fossil 1, Heppner 1;
first base on balls off Woodward 2
left on bases. Fossil 11. Heppner 3:
first base on errors, Heppner 0 Fossil
5: two base hits, Jackson, Tipley
struck out by Woodward 10. by Kelsay
12; double play. Woodward to Robert
son to Hayes; hit by pitcher. J. Van
Horn by Woodward: technical out
Woodwad. Umpires. Glen Hayes and
Tripp; scorer. F. J. Doherty.
ment the county already has in the
Heppner-Spray road for it to have
the placement of the secondary
funds on this road In order to re
alize on the Investment already
made. Or If the money be not
spent in completing the Heppner
Spray road into Hardman, that it
be applied toward maintaining the
roads already built because th
money available from other sour
ces is wnony insulllclent for this
Abstract of Republican Vote by Precincts for
District and County Offices
Representative, 32nd Diet.
District Attorney
Anderson .,
Sohool Superintendent
C01I! 10 STATE
Fifty Per Cent Vote De
cides Primary Elec
tion Here.
Bauman, Farker, Anderson Nomin
ated by Reupblicang for Coun
ty Offices; Snell, Turner Win.
About fifty per cent of the reg
istered voters of Morrow county
were content to stay home on pri
mary election day last Friday and
contemplate the beneficial effects
of the rain on growing crops, while'
the other fifty per cent journeyed
to the polls to take a hand in gov
ernmental matters. Those who ex
pressed themselves gave prefer
nce to the following candidates for
county offices, according to the un
official returns:
Republican ticket: Gay M. An
derson, county clerk; Clarence
Bauman, sheriff; Frank S. Parker,
commissioner: Mrs. Lucy E. Rod
gers, county school superintendent,
and M. L. Case, coroner.
Democratic ticket: A. D. McMur
do, cofbner. There were no other
candidates for county office on the
democratic ballot.
A tabulation of the republican
vote for the candidates for the va
rious offices will be found in the
abstract in another column.
S. E. Notson received the nomin
ation for district attorney by the
republicans, unopposed. There was
no democratic candidate.
Unofficial returns from the out
side showed that the judgment of
Morrow county voters was largely
substantiated by the state and dis
trict in choosing national, state and
district officials. According to the
returns nomination has been con
ceded to the following:
United States senator: Frederick
Steiwer, rep.; Walter B. Gleason,
U. S. representative in congress,
2nd district: R. R. Butler, rep.;
Walter Pierce, dem.
State representative: E. W. Snell
and J, O. Turner, rep.
Secretary of state: Hal E. Hoss,
rep.; Ray H. Wisecarver, dem.
State treasurer:" Rufus C. Hol-
man, rep.; J. W. Maloney, dem.
Attorney general: I. H. Van Win
kle, rep.
Following is the republican vote
in Morrow county according to the
unofficial count for the various na
tional, state and district offices not
given in the abstract In another
Delegates to national convention,
state at large (seven to elects Car
ter 430, Cook 391, Gross 366, Haw
kins, 557, Koehn 395, Myers 516,
Sigurdson 311, Thompson 473,
Welch 378. District delegates (two
to elect): DeArmond 480, Peterson
President: France 341, Hoover
Electors (five to elect): Smith
503, Stearns 503, Bishop 503, Carey
509, Pettinger 499.
U. S. Senator: Clark 81, Duncan
23, Harlan 52, Stanfleld 161, Stei
wer 496.
U. S. Representative: Butler 515,
Richards 245.
Secretary of state: Hoss 551, Pal
mitetr 283.
Treasurer: Holman 515, Sherplng
Attorney General: Bronaugh
164, Van Winkle 569.
The democratic vote for the va
rious offices Is unofficially given as
Delegates to national convention
state at large (five to elect): Flegel
70, Langley 134, Miller 133, Moses
126, Strayer 82, Wood 121. District
delegates (two to elect): Blackaby
28, Duncan 17, Fitzgerald 81,
Hughes 129, Raley 74, Stillings 87.
President: Roosevelt 158, Murray
Electors (five to elect) :Harry 66,
Hart 136, Hedlund 125, Miller 148,
Peterson 157, Turner 156.
U. S. Senator: Dana 53, Gleason
66, Watkins 67.
U. S. Representative: Pierce 151,
Galloway 41,
Secretary of State: Wiscarver 134.
Treasurer: Maloney 161.
Coroner: McMurdo 134.
In the non-partisan judicial pri
mary, It appears also that the state
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Joei K. Benton Will Deliver Ad
dress; Cemetery Improvement
to Welcome Visitors.
The soldier dead in whose honor
Memorial Day is observed on May
30 each year, will be honored by
appropriate services at the Star
theater at 10:30 o'clock Monday
morning, under joint sponsorship
of the veterans' organizations of
the city. The address of the day
will be given by Joel R. Benton,
Christian minister. The program
Song, "America," audience.
Invocation, Rev. Glen P. White.
Vocal solo, "In Flanders' Fields,"
Harvey Miller.
Recitation, "America's Response
to 'In Flanders Fields'," Dean
Goodman, Jr.
Address, Joel R. Benton.
Song, "My Native Land," Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary trio.
Benediction, Rev. White.
Furling of the flag, Women's Re
lief corps
Graves of the soldier dead in
Heppner will be appropriately
marked, and departed dear ones
who have been buried there will be
remembered by floral tribute.
Great improvement in the ap
pearance of the cemetery has been
made by the Masonic Cemetery as
sociation since last Memorial Day,
with placing of a woven wire fence
about the grounds, attached to iron
posts, and the installation of heavy
wire gates. Sage brush and weeds
have also been cleaned up more
than ever before under the super
vision of Emmet Ayers, sexton. Be
sides many people have been at
work tidying their family plots,
adding to the attractiveness of the
city of the departed.
THE state highway commission
has apparently dictated that all
of Morrow county's secondary road
money for the next three years be
spent on the Heppner-Condon road
and two members Of the Morrow
county court assented. They have
excepted only $3500 to be applied
on the Heppner-Spray road, which,
on the word of District Engineer
Williams, will suffice t-i give Hepp
ner an "improved" road all the way
to Hardman.
In Mr. Williams' explanation of
how the money came to be allotted
as it was, and in Mr. Campbell's
explanation as to why the court
sanctioned the agreement, there
appears to be little to support the
1 It is plain that dumping $3500
worth of natural rock on the Mc
Kinney creek grade will not bring
that road up to the state standard.
Why should it be less than state
standard? Is the new highway
commission doing haphazard work
where they please? If so, why?
Neither Mr. Wiliams nor Mr.
Campbell has shown where the ex
penditure of $56,000 is justified on
the uncompleted portion of the
Heppner-Condon road. So far as
any public record has been given
there has been no popular demand
for the portion of this road con
templated to be constructed. At
least so far as Morrow cunty Is
encerned. Mr. Campbell said he
was surprised at the number of peo
ple It would serve and the amount
of tonnage that might be expected
to go over it, though he had no fig
ures as to the number or amount.
It is known that Morrow county
has expended $300,000 on the Heppner-Spray
road; tile bureau of pub
lic roads more than $400,000. A
gentlemen's agreement was made
between the Morrow county court
and the bureau of public roads that
the bureau would complete the road
from Chapin creek to Hardman if
the county would finish the gap be
tween Rhea creek and Hardman.
So far the county has not lived up
to its agreement though $30,000 was
spent last year on a grade up Mc
Kinney creek.
Is it wisdom to desert a project
on which such an amount of money
has been spent, when the expendi
ture of the sum allotted to the Con
don road would put the Hardman
road In condition where the county
might realize on its investment?
So far Morrow county has not one
hard-surfaced road to the timber,
one of Its greatest resources.
The completion of the Heppner
Spray road would mean the devel
opment of this resource; it would
mean tying Heppner up with a
cross-state highway, entitling the
road to additional federal money
for the upkeep, adding to the coun
ty's revenue from the proportionate
share of tourist trade which would
surely come, thus helping relieve
the tax burden now borne by agri
culture and the livestock industry.
No other projected road in the
state, giving equal service, could
be completed at as small a cost
at the present time.
If the highway commission want
ed to do the right thing by the
Heppner-Spray rond, why did they
put it off the way they did, know
ing as they must the ridiculousness
of asking the bureau of public
roads to complete the road to Hard
man from Chapin creek, In the face
of it (the commission) having just
ordered all its secondary road mon-
ey In Morrow county to be spent
on another road for the next three
Umatilla District Attor
ney Cites Huge
Clouston Tells of Emergency Fire
Crew Work; Lions Favor Spend
ing Money on Spray Road.
In these days of much-discussed
tax reduction it is not amiss to give
a thought to one of the greatest
sources of economic waste1 the cost
of crime, C. C. Proebstel, Umatilla
county district attorney, told the
Lions club Monday in his talk on
"Crime Prevention." A conserva
tive estimate, he said, places the
cost of crime in the United States
at six billion dollars, or twice as
much as the nation's entire educa
tional facilities.
Included in this immense expense
is the toll taken from society by
organized crime the racketeer
the loss through larceny and bur
glary of money and goods, political
graft, sale of bogus stocks, the cost
of maintaining agencies of protec
tion both government and private,
the upkeep of penitentiaries and
jails and expense of sustenance of
Criminals are of two types, Mr.
Proebstel said, the wilful criminal
who makes a business of breaking
the law, and the criminal who has
become such by circumstance. The
latter type is composed of weak
persons who, because of reverses or
temptation step outside1 the law.
How Feople May Help.
It is the latter type that every
citizen can help to prevent and in
the sparsely settled west this is by
far the most numerous class, as or
ganized crime has its seat in the
larger cities. Society generally can
materially improve criminal condi
tions by removing temptation, and
by giving more consideration to the
person who has met with reverses.
A large percentage of criminal
cases arise from the theft of auto
mobiles, the speaker said, and many
of these have arisen because the
automobile owner threw temptation
in the path of the weak by leaving
the key in his car. A classic ex
ample in removing temptation is
the removal of the key from the
automobile whenever the owner
leaves it, he said.
He emphasized the. fact that it is
impossible to legislate a reform,
and that the hope of future better
ment of crime conditions lies in
education. No one who knows the
effects of the drug habit would will
ingly become an addict, he said. But
the passing of a law against the
use of dope does not inform the
young boys and girls, whom the
dope peddler seeks to entice, of the
dastardly pains of the habit the
most excruciating pains known to
medical science, he said..
Criminals Not All Bad.
Many persons who step outside
the law are not criminals at heart,
the speaker asserted. They would
be good citizens under ordinary
conditions, and to send them to the
penitentiary does them or society
no good, while adding to the ex
pense of government. Proper pre
cautionary measures and a sympa
thetic interest in the other fellow's
welfare will do much toward les
sening the expense.
Another visitor from Pendleton
who spoke briefly was John G.
Clouston of the Umatilla Forest
service. Mr. Clouston thanked the
Lions for their help in getting an
emergency fire fighting crew or
ganized at Heppner which has been
of much assistance to the service.
He stressed the important part
played by incendiarism in the fire
loss last year, adding that it was
expected the policy now being fol
lowed by the service would be help
ful in eliminating this menace. It
is expected greater use will be
made of the emergency crews In
the local district this year due to
the fact that lowered appropriations
will necessitate lessening the num
ber of men on working crews in the
forest who were helpful in the past
In controlling fires.
Delegates Elected,
Nomination of officers was the
order of business for the day, elec
tion to be held the second meeting
In June. W. R. Poulson and Jasper
Crawford were elected delegates to
the Lions International convention
to be held in Los Angelos July 22-3-4-5,
with P. W. Mahoney and Earl
W. Gordon as alternates. Al Ran
kin, C. W. Smith and C. J. D. Bau
man were elected as delegates to
the state convention to be held at
Klamath Falls July 12-13, with S. E.
Notson, J. O. Peterson and J. J.
Nys as alternates.
A resolution was passed by the
club instructing the county court
that the Lions endorsed expending
such state secondary road money as
may be available this year on the
Heppner-Spray road.
Owing to Monday being a holi-
day, the Heppner Lions club will
hold its meeting next Tuesday at
the regular hour, announces C. W,
Smith, president,
Prominent lone Youth Succumbs
To Burns; Funeral Held; Other
News of Week Given.
Funeral services were held in
the Christian church Monday after
noon, May 23, for William Ralph
Mason who died in Heppner at 12:30
o clock Saturday morning, sixteen
hours after he had been seriously
burned by a gasoline explosion at
the ranch home of his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Kincaid.
The church was not large enough
to hold the great number of neigh
bors and friends who gathered to
pay a tribute of love and respect
to the departed and to express their
sympathy for the bereaved father
and mother, Frank E. and May C.
Mason, and brother, Frank, Jr., and
the many other relatives.
Phelps Funeral Home of Heppner
had charge of the funeral arrange
ments; the sermon was by Joel R.
Benton, minister of the Church of
Christ, Heppner; the singing was
by a quartette, Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Balsiger, Mrs. Walter Roberts and
Louis Balsiger, with Mrs. Louis
Balsiger at the piano. The pall
bearers during the church service
were schoolmates of Mr. Mason's
all but one of them being members
of his class. They were Barton
Clark, Earl McCabe, Kenneth Ak
ers, Fancis Ely, Irvin Ritchie and
Norman Nelson. The impressive
Grange funeral service was read at
the cemetery and Mr. Mason was
carried to his last resting nlace by
six young men who were members
of Willows Grange, the six school
mates acting as honorary pall bear
ers. William Ralph Mason was born
on a farm four miles from Lexing
ton February 2, 1910, He received
his grade school education in Mor
row county and at Pendleton. He
completed his high school work in
the lone school, graduating with
the class of 1931. Throughout his
school life he was active in athlet
ics. He was a member of Willows
Mr. Mason received the burns.
which proved fatal, while in the
work shop of his uncle, Oliver J.
Kincaid, about nine o'clock Friday
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Car Off Franklin Grade;
Joe Leher Badly Injured
Joe Leher of Walla Walla, a sheep
buyer, was found with a wrecked
automobile this morning, in a crit
ical condition. The car was found
on Franklin hill and had apparent
ly gone off the Oregon-Washington
highway grade at one of the high
est points, almost demolishing the
car. The wreck was discovered
this morning, but it was believed
that the car went off the grade
some time in the night, as Mr.
Leher had apparently laid there
for several hours.
He was brought to Heppner and
is undergoing treatment at Hepp
ner hospital.
Report from the hospital this af
ternoon announced that Mr. Leher
had not regained consciousness.
Preparations were just being made
to take an x-ray picture to ascer
tain if there was a fracture of the
skull. There were several bad lac
erations about the head, tendons in
his hands were broken and he was
badly bruised over the body.
Recognizing that victory for
America in the World War was
purchased at a frightful cost in
lives and suffering, and that the
citizens of Heppner together with
all other citizens of our country,
owe a lasting debt of gratitude to
those who sacrificed life and health
to make that victory possible, I
deem it fitting that the citizens of
our city should once each year hon
or the dead and aid the living by
wearing the Memorial Poppy of the
American Legion and American Le
gion Auxiliary.
On Saturday, May 28th, the wo
men of the American Legion Aux
iliary, working as volunteers, will
offer to the people of Heppner pa
per poppies made by disabled world
war veterans in the U. S. Veterans'
hospital, Portland, In the replica
of the wild poppies which bloomed
on the battlefields of France and
Belgium. The poppy is recognized
throughout the world as a symbol
of World War sacrifice. All contri
butions made from the sale of the
flower are expended for the welfare
of the living victims of the war.
Wearing the poppy performs the
dual purpose of paying tribute to
the dead and contributing to the
welfare of the living.
McCarty, Mayor of the City of
Heppner, do hereby proclaim Sat
urday, May 28th, Poppy Day. I
urge that all citizens observe this
day by the wearing of a veteran
made American Legion and Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary poppy. I
further urgo that the citizens of
our city who gave so gallantly and
so liberally during the war, remem
ber on this day those who were
called upon to give their lives, those
who gave their strength and health,
and when purchasing a poppy to be
as generous as their means will per
mit in order that tho women of the
American Legion Auxiliary may
continue their work of mercy and
relief during the coming year.
Signed, W. G. McCARTY, Mayor.
Big Tent Arrives and Re
served Seats May be
Had Saturday.
Plays, Magic, Music, Lectures Will
Afford Lively Entertainment; to
Bury Old Man Depression.
The big tent is here and will soon
be put up in readiness for the op
ening of Morrow county's annual
free Chautauqua next Thursday eve
ning. The programs will continue
on through Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, with the wind-up perform
ance Sunday evening. Programs
will start at 2:30 each afternoon
and at 8 o'clock each evening, mak
ing seven programs of gloom-dispelling
Reservations for reserved - seats
by contributors may be made be
ginning at noon next Saturday,
May 28, at Gordon's confectionery
store. One reserved seat is given
for each $2.50 contributed, in ex
change for the official receipt. The
committee in charge asks that seat
selections be made by contributors
in person or by a friend, as the
committee will not make selections.
About twenty reserved seats are
available by those who have not
already signed up, if they are de
sired, the committee reports.
This year's Chautauqua is slated
as a prosperity festival, calculated
to bury Old Man Depression.
Drives Blues Away.
It will open Thursday evening
with a program by the Paramount
Concertiers, who will provide an en
tertainment of readings and novelty
numbers to brush away the blues
and put everyone in a fine frame
of mind for the talent to follow. It
includes reading, musical trios, so
los and ensembles, dancing and, in
general, gay and lightsome frolic.
On Friday afternoon is scheduled
the most beloved play in America,
"Peg O' My Heart," presented by
Robert Pollard and company, for
mer favorites with local Chautau
qua audiences. In the evening they
will present a brilliant comedy of
special interest to every married
couple, "Always Tell Your Hus
band." Old and young will get equal
thrill from the offering of Staples
and company Saturday afternoon.
The program includes rapid-fire
cartoons, clever and witty com
ment, beautiful crayon landscapes,
and a cheerfully nonsensical ven
triloquist's dummy. Another blues
chasing program you won't want to
Staples is Magician.
Saturday evening Staples and
company will offer a dizzy fun and
frolic program of magic and mys
tery. It is one of the biggest and
most varied divertisements to be
found in the Chautauqua world. A
student of the Chicago Art Insti
tute, one of America's premier ma
gicians, a ventriloquist with the
best nne of "chatter" in the coun
try, and a captivating personality,
Staples is universally a hit. In ad
dition Miss Lethe Coleman returns
to Heppner that evening with 'an
inspiring 1932 address on "Cour
age." Those who heard Miss Cole
man last year will not want to
miss hearing her again this year.
Sunday afternoon Harold Sappen
field, a venturesome young Ameri
can, will give first hand informa
tion on "Uncle Sam's Stake in Chi
na and Japan." The' tremendous
Importance of the Japanese-Chinese
conflict makes Mr. Sappenfleld's
address of interest to everybody.
He is thoroughly familiar with both
countries and the battle ground.
He interprets not only the issues
at stake and American interest in
them, but the life and ambitions
of the two peoples, so essential to
a clear understanding of the pres
ent contest.
The wind-up program Sunday
evening will include a never-to-be-forgotten
community pageant, "The
Death of Old Man Depression," and
a gripping play that might be writ
ten about any one of ten million
American homes in 1932, 'The
Watts Family Depression," with
the cast headed by Ernest Misner,
veteran Chautauqua foot-light fa
vorite. Paul Aiken Injured
When Car Turns Over
Paul Aiken received a broken an
kle and lacerations about the face
which required several stitches to
close when the automobile he was
driving turned over in the road
near the Uzz French farm up Hin
ton creek last Thursday evening.
He is reported to be recovering
Mr. Aiken was returning alono
in an automobile belonging to a
visiting sheep buyer whom he had
driven to the John Kilkenny farm,
when on rounding a curve by the
French place the car turned over
in the road, hitting a telephone
pole. The car, a coupe, was almost
BILL, Star Theater, Sunday and