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Volume 49, Number 41.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 1932.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Smith, Bauman, Anderson
and Notson Make Re
ports to Lions.
Turner Reports Interim Legislative
Meeting of Wheatmen at Ar
lington; Lauds Publio Interest.
The national convention of wool
men and conclaves of various coun
ty officers' organizations, which
drew numerous members of the
Heppner Lions club to Portland
last week, were sources of several
interesting reports to the club at
its Monday meeting. Miss Jean
ette Turner, home from University
of Oregon for the Christmas vaca
tion, accompanied the group sing
ing of Christmas songs, a special
feature of the program.
Reporting on various conven
tions were Chas. W. Smith, nation
al woolgrowers' convention; C. J.
D. Baumian, state association of
sheriffs; Gay M. Anderson, state
association of clerks; S. E. Notson,
state association of district attor
neys. J. O. Turner reported an in
terim legislative committee meeting
of the Eastern Oregon Wheat lea
gue held Saturday at Arlington.
The sessions of the National
Woolgrowers association conven
tion were well attended, and many
fine addresses were heard, said
Smith. He gleaned that the Port
land meeting was well up to the
standard of those in the past. He
was impressed, however, that the
national association does not get
down to a feal "fact finding" basis
as is the rule with the state wool
men's organization in their meet
ings, resulting in fewer definite re
commendations from the national
Crazing Fees Subject
Both state and national organiza
tions went on record as favoring no
change in grazing fees charged in
the national forests, which now
stand at 50 percent of what they
were before decreased. This action
which resulted in some national
fireworks was given by Mr. Smith
as the outstanding recommendation
of the national convention. He re
ported the reelcotion of F. L. Ha
genbarth of Spencer, Idaho, presi
dent of the association for the
twenty-fifth consecutive year. A
banquet attended by 450 persons,
with O. M. Plummer, manager of
Pacific International Livestock ex
position, as toastmaster, featured
by a wool style show and followed
by a "red hot" smoker, provided
some lively entertainment. Ladies
of woolmen were escorted on an
Inspection tour through the Oregon
Bauman, Anderson and Notson
each reported enjoyable sessions at
their meetings, stressing tax and
proposed legislative matters as
holding "prominent places on their
programs. One matter of concern
considered by the clerks was the
securing of depository bonds from
banks for other officials than
treasurers, said Anderson. Word
was given by a representative of
the state bankers' association pre
sent, that they would assist In se
curing such assistance.
Matters discussed by the district
attorneys included prohibition, the
status of enforcement of which was
said by Notson to be pretty much
"up in the air" since passage of the
repeal measure at the last election.
The state's attorneys favored that
a unanimous verdict not be requir
ed from juries except in first de
gree murder cases, and asked an
equal number of challenges of jur
ors as is given the defense. They
also discussed the merits of district
attorneys being enabled to file in
formation In criminal cases direct
with the court and thus do away
with the grand jury in some cases.
Turner reported the appointment
of several committees at the Arling
ton legislative meeting, each of
which was to study a division of
the state budget and report their
recommendations at a later meet
ing. These recommendations are
expected to be sent to the legisla
ture and governor before the regu
lar leglslatve session in January.
Turner said this meeting is In line
with meetings of groups of citizens
all over the state who are thus at
tempting to transmit their desires
to the state lawmakers. Speaking
from his own viewpoint as a mem
ber of the legislature, he said he
welcomed this interest on the part
of the public generally, for It is
only by people making their desires
known that the legislators may
know what they want.
ANNUAL LIBRARY MEETING.
The annual meeting of Heppner
Public Library association will be
held In the library room on Satur
day, January 7, 1933, at the hour
of 1:30 in the afternoon. All citi
zens of the community are request
ed to be present to assist In the
election of officers for the coming
year, to hear reports, and asBist In
such other matters as may pertain
to the welfare of the library.
LUCY E. RODGERS, President.
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
Christmas comes by a beautiful
A road full twelve months long.
May each sunny mile be lit with
And cheered by a merry song.
DINNER PARTY HONORS
Fifty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Cochran were married in a little
church In lone. For 48 years fol
lowing the couple lived in lone,
then moved to Yakima.
Sunday their daughters, Mrs. G.
B. Reese and Mrs. R. H. Holeman,
both of Yakima, entertained with
a family dinner for them in the
Holeman home, to celebrate their
golden wedding anniversary.
Guests present, besides the honor
guests and daughters and families,
were Mrs. Cochran's brothers, C. S.
Hale, M. A. Hale, H. D. Hale, P. G
Hale, H. C. Hale and their wives
and a sister, Mrs. Harry Armltage.
This was a complete surprise to
Mrs. Cochran, the guests arriving
while she was at church.
The parents of Mr. and Mrs.
Cochran were among the early pio
neers of Oregon, coming to the
state in the covered wagon days.
Mr., Cochran was born In Harris
burg and Mrs. Cochran in Browns
ville. There will be services at the Lu
theran church, south of lone, Tu
esday, December 27, at 10:30 a. m.
Rev. E. J. Sakrison from Colton,
Ore., will be the speaker. The Sun
day school Christmas program will
be held at 7 o'clock on the evening
of the same day. The public is in
vited to both of these meetings.
The public Christmas tree and
program will be held In lone at the
Christian church Friday evening,
December 23. Everyone is invited
to attend. Because of so much ill
ness among both grown-ups and
children, the Christmas play had
to be given up, but a pleasing pro
gram will be presented neverthe
less. Both business houses and homes
here are pretty and gay in their
holiday decorations but the window
decoration attracting the most at
tention is the Dutch windmill in
the Paul Balsiger shop. It is elec
trically equipped and the revolving
arms with the bright colored lights
makes a beautiful picture.
On Wednesday evening of last
week the members of the American
Legion and Auxiliary celebrated the
Yuletide with a pot-luck dinner
served in the Legion hall dining
room at 6:00 Christmas treats
were distributed to the children,
and regular business meetings were
held by each order following the
The cold weather seems to be a
thing of the past. Snow fell all day
Sunday, but as we send in our news
that, too, is gone, It seems to be
the concensus of opinion that the
wheat in this section was badly
damaged by the severe cold weath
er of a week ago.
A roof fire on the Stott's house
north of the railroad tracks caused
considerable damage on Thursday
of last week. The property is own
ed by Henry Rowell.
Mrs. Ross. Perry is a patient at
Heppner hospital. Mrs. Perry has
been in poor health for some time.
Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, Mrs.
Victor Peterson entertained the fol
lowing guests at her Heppner home:
Mrs. Geo. E. Tucker, Mrs. Harlan
McCurdy, Mrs. Bert Mason, Mrs.
Roy Lieuallen, Mrs. D. M. Ward,
Mrs. Werner Rietmann, Mrs. Omar
Rietmann, Mrs. M. E. Cotter, Mrs.
Fred Mankln, Mrs. Walter Corley,
Mrs. Carl Feldman, Mrs. Earl Blake
of lone, and Mrs. C. W. McNamr
of Heppner. The time was spent
In playing bridge, Mrs. Omar Riet
mann winning high honors, Mrs.
Tucker second, and Mrs. Feldman
low. Refreshments served by the
hostess were moulded salad, hot
rolls, cookies and coffee.
Harlan McCurdy made a trip to
Portland Saturday night, taking a
truck load of dressed turkeys,
cream, etc., for Swift and company.
He encountered a sleet storm and
the icy road necessitated slow driv
ing. Francis Ely, a freshman at Wil
lamette university, is spending the
Christmss vacation in lone with his
father, George Ely.
Norman Swanson, a student at
Willamette, is spending the vacation
time with home folks.
Wllolws grange Invites you to a
dance which they are giving Tues
day evening, Dec. 27, at Cecil hall.
There will be modern and old time
dances, good music, and a good
time for old and young.
Francis Troedson, a student at
Oregon State college, came home
Friday for the holidays. Members
of his family met him at Arlington.
Miss Llnea Troedson was a week
end guest at the country home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johan
Troedson. Miss Troedson Is a tea
cher in the Echo school.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W, Howk are
the parents of an eight pound dau
ghter, born Saturday, Dec. 17, in a
A ten pound daughter was born
Sunday, Dec. 18, to Mr. and Mrs.
Elvln Ely at their country home
near Morgan. Mrs. Willard Far
rens Is nurse In charge.
George Frank and Lloyd King
motored to Portland Saturday.
They were called to the city on
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Palmateer,
farmers living near Morgan, plan
on spending Christmas with Mrs.
Palmateer's father, John Glthens,
whose homo is at Estacada. They
will motor down Saturday.
(Continued on Pag Four)
Former Resident Here
Enjoys Life in Alaska
Mrs. Wes Stevens of Hardman
is in receipt of a letter from her
brother, Joe Ensley, who formerly
resided at Hardman, and is well
remembered by many of the older
residents of this county. Mr. Ens-
ley left here during the first gold
rush to Klondyke in the winter of
1898, and has lived most of the
time since in the Alaska country.
He was at Dawson city, and short
ly after arriving there was married
to Mary Kanutson of Norway, who
at the time was operating a bakery
on the Chilcoot pass. Two child
ren were born to them while at
Dawson, when the thermometer
registered 75 degrees below zero.
Mr. Ensley and wife now reside at
Circle Hot Springs, near Circle
City, which is the most northern
town within the American territory.
We quote from Mr. Ensley's letter,
written about the middle of No
"We are here near the Arctic
circle, where I was transferred last
sprng. Was previously on the south
end for five years. Have 75 miles
of road to look after, and on ac
count of the high summits, they
are closed from about the first of
October to the middle of June.
Mary and I decided to stop here at
the Springs this winter; a nice
place, with about 25 people here
now and more expected to arrive
before spring. There is a weekly
overland mail and airplanes make
weekly trips in from Fairbanks.
Live in a nice cabin, and though
small it is handy and heated by
steam; a cellar underneath cares
for our perishables and it costs us
$25 per month, with everything
furnished but our food. We also
have access to the hotel lobby
which is open day and night and
is about 75 feet away. There is
dancing and card playing there ev
ery night. All is lighted by elec
tricity; bath houses are built of
concrete eight feet square, two in
each room with showers and toi
lets. In basement of hotel is a
laundry for use of everybody, con
crete drying rooms, carpenter shop,
electric shop, plumbing shop, which
are all open to those wishing to use
"We got in our supplies before
the roads closed last fall. We add
ed to these one moose, two caribou
and a bear, so we won't starve at
least this winter. Could have got
a load of caribou, but moose are
not so easy to get. This place is
in the old Circle mining camp which
was struck before Dawson. I have
built a cabin three miles from the
Springs and will prospect this win
ter. They are mining two miles
above me. . . ."
Before mailing the above letter,
Mr. Ensley added the following:
"When I started this letter I had
no intenton of writing more than
one page, but could not say all that
I wished. This is a grand place; it
froze up the first of October and
hasn't thawed any since, being now
30 degrees below zero. It gets dark
now about 2:30 p. m. Times must
be fierce out there if the newspa
pers are any criterion to go by; we
don't feel it here much, although
there is suffering in Alaska. I hope
the times will be better when they
turn the highbinders out of Wash
ington, If they do. Haven't had the
full returns from the election yet;
our radio works sometimes, but
mostly not We got enough to know
that Hoover will have to roll his
"The hot springs here cover about
one acre, and flow about 400 gal
lons of almost boiling water a min
ute. There is always a dense fog
over them in the winter and frost
falling. Our snowfall is light this
fall, only about four Inches to date."
City Buys Building;
To Convert Into Hall
Being the highest and best bid
der at sheriff's sale of the D. E.
Gilman garage building at the west
end of Willow street last Saturday,
the city of Heppner will ultimately
acquire ownership of the premises.
The property was sold under exe
cution to satisfy a mortgage held
by W. L. McCaleb, and according
to the terms of sale, $500 cash down
and balance of bid on convenient
payments, the city should be able
to handle the deal without exper
In order to make the property
suitable for the use to which the
city will put it, there will need to
be some work done In making over
a part of the Interior. Council
chambers, city water department,
fire department, etc., and a suitable
room for the public library are
contemplated, and in course of
time these will all be provided, if
plans are carried out. In short, the
building will be converted Into a
city hall, something Heppner has
needed for these many years.
BANK HOLIDAYS EXTENDED.
The banking situation at Hepp
ner remains much as it has been
for the past six weeks, with the
renewal of the former proclama
tion by Mayor McCarty, ending
Saturday, Dec. 17, to continue
throughout the balance of 1932 and
up to the end of January 17, 1933.
The action of the mayor is set forth
in a proclamation In another col
umn. EXAMINER TO BE HERE.
C, M, Bentley, examiner of oper
ators and chauffeurs, from the of
fice of the secretary of state, will be
In Heppner, Wednesday, Dec. 28, at
the court house between the hours
of 1 p. m. and 6 p. m. All those
wishing permits or licenses to drive
cars are asked to get in touch with
Mr. Bentley at these hours.
Damage So Far Detemin
ed in White Varieties,
Says County Agent.
EXTENT NOT KNOWN
Some Hopeful Signs Seen and Much
Depends on Weather; Fall Vari
eties May be Sown to Feb. 1.
Morrow countv wheat farmers
are looking askance at grain fields
DiacKenea Dy recent sub-zero wea
ther. "There is no doubt that con
siderable grain Is killnd ' paid Phua.
W. Smith, county agent, who has
maae several inspection tours the
last few davs. "but to date It ia im
possible to determine the extent of
Some grain Inspected yesterday
that at first was believed to have
been killed showed signs of reviv
ing, said tne county agent, and
much denends on what weather
conditions are from now on wheth
er there will be anything like a
general ireezeout. Most or the
complete devastation so far ascer
tained has taken place In the white
wheats, and especially the spring
white wheat varieties. There ia
yet nothiner certain as tn the ren
dition of the hardier red wheats,
the county agent said.
Some circumstances nt nreaent
e'iow a difference in conditions
irom those which prevailed at the
time of the general freezeout which
occurred in December. 1924 nrnhn-
bly the most general freezeout of
grain or record in this section.
Some of the blackened grain can
not be broken off as was the case
at that time, indicating that there
may yet be life present. The mois
ture present at the time of the late
freeze is thought to be responsible
for this difference, as in the 1924
freeze the ground was practically
devoid of moisture.
Another condition which denotes
a difference is that sheep fescue
and filiree, two grasses generally
killed out in the 1924 freeze, have
been discovered to be unhurt in
some sections. Tar weed seems to
have been killed nnire pener.llv
which is considered a blessing if the'
grain puns through.
But whatever the situation is, the
county aeent said reseedinp- nnern.
tions may not be started before the
middle of January and farmers will
have ample time before then tn de
termine whether or not reseeding
win De necessary. He gives out
word that any of the generally
sown fall varieties of wheat mev he
planted without danger up to the
nrst or t ebruary, and asks farmers
who may find it necessary to re
seed to keep this in mind.
D. E. Stephens, director of the
Moro experiment station, was quot
ed In The Dalles Otjtimist last week
as saying that white wheats In Mor
row county may be considered gen
erally gone. Mr. Smith was not
prepared to substantiate the tn fo
ment of Mr. Stephens, but believed
tne experiment station specialist
made the statement on hla bnnn.
ledge of winter-hardy qualities of
inese wneats based on general wea
ther reports. Mr. Smith emphasiz
ed his statement that he believed
it impossible yet to determine the
extent of the damage, though many
farmers have given up hope for
revival of their crops.
Burial Rites Held Here
For Mrs. Lulu E. Rust
Mrs. Lulu E. Rust, formerly Mrs.
Charles Grogan, a resident of this
cltv for a nnmher nf vpnra Hie d
the hospital In Hermiston on Satur-
uay evening, being aged 48 years,
9 months and 6 days. Mrs. Rust
had been an invalid for the last
three years and was being cared
for at the Hermiston hospital dur
ing her last illness, being a victim
of cancer. She is survived by one
son, Ones Grogan, and one daugh
ter, Mrs. Gerald White.
Funeral services were held In
Hermiston at 10 o'clock Tuesday
forenoon, following which tho re
mains were brought to this city and
interment was in Heppner cemetery
beside the grave of her former hus
band, Chas. Grogan. She was a
member of Maple Circle, Neighbors
of Woodcraft of Heppner, in which
order she had insurance.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Beamer an
nounce the marriage of their eldest
daughter, Mary, to Clarence R. Go
heen of Portland. The young cou
ple were married August 20 In Sa
lem. Mr. Goheen is engaged In the
motor freight business in Portland
and Mrs. Goheen Is employed in a
law office there. They are spend
ing the holidays with Mrs. Gohcen's
parents, having motored up from
Portland Sunday. Mrs. Goheen is a
graduate of Heppner high school
and the Decker Business college,
Portland. The announcement comes
as a surprise to the many Heppner
friends of the family.
During the fiscal year 1932, a to
tal of $2,963,640.41 of federal funds
was expended in Oregon by the U.
S. forest service and the bureau of
public roads for road construction
Patrick G. Farley Passes;
Funeral Rites Held Today
Death claimed P. G. Farley at
12:30 Tuesday morning at the home
of his stepfather, John Kilkenny,
on Hinton creek. The cause of
death was pronounced asthma by
the attending physician, and fol
lowed an attack of influenza from
which Mr. Farley was sick but four
Funeral services were held for
the deceased at St Patrick's church
at 10 o'clock today, Father P. J.
Stack officiating, and interment
followed at Heppner cemetery, the
arrangements being in charge of
Phelps Funeral home. There was
a large attendance of relatives,
friends and neighbors of the fam
ily, and the entire services attested
their esteem for the departed.
Patrick Gregory Farley, son of
Rose Anne Curran and Luke Far
ley, and stepson of John Kilkenny,
was born in County Leitrim, Ire
land, March 1, 1893, and at the time
of his death was aged 39 years, 9
months and 19 days. He had lived
in this community for the last 36
years, growing to manhood here.
When about 25 years of age, Mr.
Farley received injuries to his spine
which resulted in his being a great
sufferer from physical pain and
during these many years he was
invalided much of the time. In
spite of his affliction he was able
to do much for himself and was an
example of what a man can do in
the face of physical handicaps, for
he was ambitious.
He is survived in this community
by the family of John Kilkenny.
Other relatives reside in the old
Auto Goes Into Ditch;
Two Young Girls Hurt
While on their way home from
Heppner last Thursday night the
Misses Jane and Mary Allstott
were quite seriously injured when
the car in which they were riding
went off the grade on the bend of
the Heppner - Hardman highway
where it nasses the farm nf TiVonlr
E. Parker. George Thompson of
this citv waa drivlnc the nnr a
coupe, and It Is claimed that some-
uiing went wrong witn tne steer
ing gear as xne snarp turn was be
in? made, causing the car tn leove
the road. The machine evidently
roued some, as it is reported to be
badly wrecked. The results to the
occupants were such that the fwn
young ladies have been laid up in
the general hospital in Heppner.
Miss Jane sustained a broken arm
above the elbow, besides numerous
scratches and bruises, while Miss
Mary received severe lacerations
on one leg and was also badly
bruised about the bodv. Mr
Thompson escaped with minor in
juries. Goin? to the home nf Mr Porker
assistance was secured, and Loyal
Parker brought the iniured to
Heppner, and the young women are
now recovering In the hnanitnl here
after having their Injuries cared
ior ny a pnysician.
FALLS DOWN STAIRWAY.
Mrs. Leona Huston, mnther nf V.
R. Huston, suffered bruises atiri n
general shaking up on Monday eve
ning wnen sne ten down tne stair
way at the Huston home. Step
ping from her room into the hall
way, Mrs. Huston reached for the
cord to switch on the light at the
head of the stairs but had ad vanned
just a little too far and stepped off
the landing. The next she knew she
was up against the door at the foot
oi tne stairs, out able to get out
and call for help which came lmme
diatelv from the home nf Mra
Brosnan next door. Word sent to
the store brought Mr. and Mrs.
Huston and a call to the doctor
soon had him on the annt Wn
bones were broken, but Mrs. Hus
ton was round to be suffering from
shock and severe bruises. After
first aid, she was able to walk up
the stairway to her room, and is
now resting quite well, though very
sore from the fall.
Jim Cash was a nrettv anirrv
man yesterday In fact he Is hardly
over his spell of Indignation yet.
tjoing into the store at opening
time, he proceeded to the rear end
of the main building, took off his
overcoat, folded it neatly and laid
it on an emntv shelf, as is his wont.
Some Btrangers were In the store at
tne time, but Mr. Cash and the
other aides paid but little mind to
them, as thev seemed tn he 1nnt
looking about. One of these car
ried a suit case, Dut tnis created
no suspicion, and nresentlv thev
passed on out of the store, not mak
ing any purcnases. on going for
his coat a few minutes later, Mr.
Cash found the garment snne to
gether with a good pair of gloves
in one pocket. Whether these
strangers were responsible for the
theft, Mr. Cash cannot say, but he
has suspicions that the coat was
carried out in that suit case.
BROTHER DIES AT LEVVISTON.
Mrs. J. O. Peterson received word
on Monday of the death of her bro
ther, Wilbur Lewis, at his home
near Lewlston, Idaho, on Saturday
evening, Mr. Lewis had not been
111, but died suddenly after coming
out of his bath. He had eaten
heartily on coming in from the af
ternoon's work and was apparent
ly in the very best of health. He
was 43 years of age and is surviv
ed by his wife and one daughter.
For many years he followed farm
ing in Canada, and had returned to
the Lewiston country within the
last year, going on to a farm near
the Idaho city.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
An auto accident occurred about
two miles out of Lexington on the
Lexington-Echo market road last
Thursday night when a 1926 Olds
mobile sedan belonging to F. A.
Tillotson of Pendleton left the
road. Tillotson and another man
were riding in the car at the time,
but neither seemed to know just
how the car happened to leave the
road. The men walked to a nearby
farmhouse and telephoned to a
Lexington garage for assistance.
Lonnie Henderson took the men on
to Pendleton and then towed the
car back to Lexington. One of the
men received injuries to his shoul
der. Otherwise they seemed to be
unhurt The car was completely
Miss Betsy Asher left Tuesday
night for her home in Portland
where she will spend the Christmas
vacation with her father.
Early Friday morning when Gal
ey Johnston, janitor at the school,
went down to the schoolhouse to
fire up for the day, he discovered
that the boiler in the furnace room
had burst sometime during the
night. The board of directors of
the school held a meeting Saturday
morning and decided to discontinue
school until after the Christmas va
cation. This action was taken in
consideration of the fact that sev
eral days will be required to re
pair the furnace boiler and also be
cause a large number of the stu
dents are ill with influenza. It is
hoped that by the end of the vaca
tion this malady will have run Its
course and that all students will be
able to be back In school.
A Christmas sermon, "The Light
of Sacred Story," will be given by
Mr. Sias at the Church of Christ
next Sunday morning. On account
of much illness in the homes, it
seemed necessary to give up the
Christmas pageant But a short
program, using numbers that have
been prepared, will be given at the
Bible school hour Sunday morning.
Those who could not be present last
week will bring their Christmas of
fering envelopes this Sunday. A
week's rally is planned at the
church over holiday week, when
Hubert and Adrian Sias, with their
families will be visiting at the
manse from Willamette valley
points. A most interesting and
helpful time is anticipated. These
young men are ministers, and ex
pert in music. An urgent invita
tion to all of the community is
Mrs. Louise Rust formerly of
Lexington, and mother of Mrs. Ger
ald White, passed away Saturday
at her home In Hermiston. Funer
al services were held in Hermiston
on Tuesday with burial at the
Heppner cemetery. Mrs. Sarah
White, Mrs. Eva Lane, Mrs. Trina
Parker, Mrs. Gene Gentry, Mrs.
Neil White and son Vivian were
among those from here who attend
ed the burial services.
Recent guests at Lucas Place
were S. W. Tracey of San Francis
co; O. C. Turner of Baker; C. O.
Rhinehart of Portland.
Miss Irene Tucker of La Grande
arrived home Saturday to spend
the vacation with her parents. Irene
is a student of Eastern Oregon
Normal school at La Grande.
The Irrigon-Lexington basketball
game which was scheduled for last
Friday, was postponed on account
of sickness among the players.
Mr. and Mrs. R, B. Wilcox and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilcox re
turned Wednesday night from Sa
lem where they visited with rela
tives last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Barker have
returned from a business trip to
The Christmas operetta, which
was to be given by the school, was
postponed on account of illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
made a business trip to Hermiston
Mr. and Mrs. Marian Palmer en
tertained a number of friends at
a delightful party last Thursday
evening. The guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Wilcox, Miss Lucille
Beymer, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nich
ols, George Glllis, and Mr. and Mrs.
Archie Nichols. The hostess serv
ed delicious refreshments at the
close of the evening.
Laurel Beach, who has been at
tending school at Corvallis, is home
for the holidays.
Vernon Warner arrived home
last week from Oregon State col
lege. He has as his guest Owen
Davis, also a student of the same
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Copen
haver left Tuesday morning for
Athena where they will spend the
Chrsitmas holidays with Mrs, Cop
enhaver's mother, Mrs. Finch.
Miss Edith Tucker has been
spending the week wtih her sister,
Cletus Nichols is confined to his
home with an attack of pleurisy.
.- Most of the Lexington people
have been confined to their homes
with influenza but many have re
covered sufficiently to be about
A short program of music and
readings was presented at the
school gymnasium on Tuesday eve
ning. A Christmas tree had been
prepared and Santa distributed the
candy and nuts to the kiddies.
STUDENTS ON HONOR ROLL.
Eastern Oregon Normal School,
La Grande, Dec. 20. Gordon Buck
num and Irene Tucker of Heppner
are Morrow county students whose
names are included In the honor
roll of the Eastern Oregon Normal
school for the fall term. This dis
tinction is based upon the high
scholastic average with no grade
SHOES FOR CHILDREN
Organizations Turn From
Past Custom to Meet
WILL SUPPLY FOOD
Central Relief Committee is Agency
For Dispensing of True Christ
mas Cheer This Year.
Many kiddies of Heppner whose
feet have been exposed to the cold
because of inadequate protection
will have their "tootsies' warmed
through the action of organizations
of the city, taken at a meeting at
the Elks hall Monday evening.
These organizations voted to turn
into a children's shoe fund money,
which according to the custom of
past years, would have been used to
provide a general treat for all the
kiddies. The organizations repre
sented were the Elks, Lions, Amer
ican Legion, Business and Profes
sional Womens club and Woodmen
of the World.
The action called for turning the
treat money over to the local cen
tral relief committee, whose know
ledge of the needy cases was re
sponsible for creation of the shoe
fund. They reported a number of
cases which the committee was un
able to supply where children were
almost barefooted. This condition
was expressed as especially lament
able in the face of the widespread
Under this condition, committees
representing the various organiza
tions believed that more fortunate
children would be glad to forego
their treat that shoes might be pro
vided for those less fortunate.
Further Christmas cheer will be
spread by the relief committee in
the nature of boxes of food, more
than twenty of which are being
prepared for distribution among
the needy of the city. Included in
these, through individual contri
butions, will be a goodly supply of
meat and candy for the kiddles.
It was the spirit of the meeting
that any Christmas cheer which
did not take into account the con
ditions which exist, would be mis
placed. It was the belief that an
attempt to see that everyone was
provided with the necessities of life
should come ahead of an attempt
to remember everyone. That, they
believed to be the Christian spirit
the spirit brought to earth by Him
whose birth in Bethlehem's manger
is commemorated by Christmas.
The juveniles of the Degree of
Honor enjoyed a Christmas party
at I. O. O. F. hall on Wednesday
afternoon, with about 60 present
Santa Claus was there and made
distribution of the treats. All those
reported sick were taken gifts by
the service committee. The occa
sion was a happy one for the Juven
iles. The senior group of juveniles of
the Degree of Honor will have
their regular meeting in L O. O. F.
hall on the coming Tuesday after
noon at 4 o'clock. There will be
election and installation of officers.
All bring covered dish for the sup
per. Nora Moore, Juvenile Direc
tor. Miss Lillian Allinger, cashier of
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
bank, is ill at her apartments, being
numbered among Heppner's Influ
Theodore Thomson and Gordon
Bucknum, two normal school stu
dents, are home from La Grande
to spend the Christmas holidays.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo has taken to
his bed again, suffering from a re
lapse. He was able to be out for
a few days the first of the week
and was kept on the move looking
after other sick folks.
Kate J. Young lodge No. 29, De
gree of Honor, meets Tuesday, Dec.
27 at 8 o'clock In I. O. O. F. hall.
There will be election of officers
and initiation. All members are
urged to be present Clara Beam
Martin Bauernfelnd, merchant
of Morgan, accompanied by Mrs.
Bauernfelnd, wero visitors In this
city on Saturday.
Mrs. Helen McClaskey, bookkeep
er at the Peoples Hardware com
pany, came home on Saturday from
a visit to Portland.
See "Back Street," a wonderful
picture, Star theater, next Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday.
I. O. O. F. MEETING SET.
A get-together meeting of Odd
Fellows and Rebekahs will be held
at Heppner I. O. O. F. hall next
Wednesday evening, Dec. 28. All
Rebekahs, Odd Fellows and fam
ilies are invited. A pot luck sup
per and program will be features
of the evening.
PLAYLET AT CHURCH.
On Christmas Sunday evening at
7:30 o'clock the Christian Endeav
or society of the Church of Christ
will present a charming playlet, "A
Modern Christmas." You are In
vited to come and enjoy this pre-sentatlon.