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Volume 50, Number 11.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 1, 1933.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Memorial Day Speaker
Greeted by Good Crowd
At Morning Services.
Legion Ceremonies Performed at
Cemetery; Musical Numbers
That Heppner is appreciating
from year to year the proper sig
nificance of Memorial Day, was
manifested by the large gathering
of the citizens of the community at
Star theater Tuesday morning to
hear the program sponsored by the
members of Heppner Post No. 87,
American Legion, and the Heppner
unit of the American Legion Aux
iliary. It was the largest gathering
ot the kind in this city for the me
morial services to the war deal
witnessed in many years, and the
program presented was of high
Harold Sexton, sheriff of Wasco
county and a past commander of
the American Legion post at The
Dalles, who was also district com
mander in 1925, was the speaker.
He brought greetings from the Le
gionnaires and residents of Wasco
county to the ex-service men and
residents of Morrow county as in
troductory to his memorial address.
Confining himself to manuscript,
Mr. Sexton presented in a very able
manner the significance of Memor
ial Day, setting forth the fact that
it grew out of the services estab
lished in the South shortly after the
Civil war, when women met to hon
or their soldier dead with proper
ceremonies and decoration of grav
es; later becoming a national ob
servance, the 30th day of May is
now very generally observed the
country over, though some states
hold similar services on other days
in the year. The custom has prop
erly expanded until now the day is
made to include the departed gen
erally and not confined alone to the
soldier dead. The speaker review
ed American history to considerable
extent and paid deserved tribute to
the heroes of all wars who had sac
rificed blood and treasure that the
ideals of this country might be es
tablished and perpetuated. To the
American Legion, the largest ex
service organization in the history
of the republic, he gave praise for
their high ideals of patriotism and
their service to their country in
time of peace. The legion advocates
peace, but not at any price, and
they believe In the principle of pre
paredness and would apply the uni
versal draft in any future wars the
country might engage in, yet being
ready at all times to accept such
proposals and policies as would lead
to the settlement of disputes be
tween nations in an amicable and
peaceful manner. The address of
Mr. Sexton was well received and
very attentatively listened to.
The program opened with the
singing of "America," led by the
school band under direction of Har
old Buhman. The band also fur
nished a number as the audience
gathered. Invocation was by Joel
R. Benton, pastor of the Christian
church, and Francis Nickerson re
cited "In Flanders Fields" in an
impressive manner. "Our Colors"
was the presentation of the auxil
iary sextet, composed of Coramae
Ferguson, Mildred Snider, Georgia
Moore, Hannah Jones, Barbara
Benton and Faye Ferguson, with
Virginia Turner at the piano, Mr.
Sexton was then presented by Har
ry Tamblyn, master of ceremonies,
and following his address "Ave
Maria" was played by Billy Wells
as a violin solo, Mrs. Turner ac
companying. The band leading,
"Star Spangled Banner" was sung
by the audience and the benediction
was pronounced by Rev. Benton,
closing the program at the theater.
The concluding ceremonies of the
day wer at the cemetery, where
appropriate rites were performed
in honor of the departed soldiers
and the graves of those buried in
the Heppner city of the dead were
decorated by the placing of flags
and garlands of flowers.
Wins "League" Trip
Sidney H. Levy, 17, Buffalo, N. Yi
highschool student, 1b the winner of
the 7th minimi nntional contest on
"The Lcnguo of Nations". 8,000
students from 1,360 schools in 48
states competed. His reward is a trip
to Geneva, Switzerland this summer.
Loss of $1500 a Month Anticipated
By Switch .from Night to Day
Trair ; Slower Mall Result
Effect! e tomorrow, June 2, the
branch line train of the O.-W. R.
& N. company will no longer tie
up at Heppner, but arriving at
6:40 o'clock in the morning it will
stay here an hour and twenty min
utes until 8 o'clock when it will de
part for Arlington.
The new schedule makes of Hepp
ner Junction a whistling post, shifts
the place of tie-up to Arlington,
where train crews now residing
here may be expected to move their
homes, causing a removal of an ap
proximate $1500 a month payroll
from Heppner, according to infor
mation given out yesterday by C.
Darbee, local agent.
Mr. Darbee did not know whether
the change was contemplated as be
ing temporary or permanent, but
gave the schedule as follows: Leave
Arlington 4:00 a. m., arrive Hepp
ner 6:40 a. m.; leave Heppner 8:00
a. m., arrive Arlington 11:30 a. m.
The service will be daily except
Monday, when mail service only will
be had by means of truck as has
been the case on Sundays for some
The change in schedule gives
Keppner daylight train connection
with the main line instead of night
connection as in the past.
Mr. Darbee was not in a position
to say why the change was made.
From reactions heard locally, there
appears to have been no demand
for the new schedule from local
shippers or business interests, and
considerable agitation has been
heard to petition the company to
reinstate the old schedule.
The principal objection voiced lo
cally is that service on mail orders
out of Portland will be lengthened
from 24 to 48 hours by the change.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Memorial Day was fittingly ob
sereved by the American Legion
Post No. 95 and its Auxiliary with
a program given at the Legion hall.
Members of both organizations
marched in behind the flag. After
the flag salute, Lee Beckner, com
mander of lone post, spoke a few
words regarding the organization of
Memorial Day and its observance,
followed by unison singing of "The
Star Spangled Banner" and invoca
tion by Rev. Benton. Mrs. Cleo
Drake and Mrs. Earl Blake played
a piano duet. Mrs. O. O. Hague
wood gave a musical reading, "War
Rosary," and Eugene Normoyle
sang "In Flanders' Fields." Rev.
Joel Benton gave a forceful ad
dress in keeping with the occasion.
A song, "Poppies Carry On," sung
by Eugene Normoyle and Mildred
Lund'ell, was followed by a "min
ute of silence" in memory of those
who have made the supreme sac
rifice in past wars and all others
who have served their country and
have since received their last call.
Benediction was pronounced by
The pot luck supper, program
and business meeting of Willows
Grange last Saturday evening was
well attended by members, visiting
Grangers and other folks' from
nearby communities. If "old man"
Depression got even one peek at the
supper table we are sure his nose
was out of joint at what he saw.
It was a disappointment to all that
Prof. Hyslop and a group of "Ag"
students were unable to meet with
Willows Grange on that evening
as had been planned. Other speak
ers were secured, however, and a
vory interesting program given.
Several musical numbers and read
ings were given. Henry Ott, pres
ident, and Sidney Barnard, mana
ger, of he Farm Bureau Co-Op at
Hermiston gave Interesting and in
structive talks regarding the co
operative work and plans and sug
gestions for helping farmers to help
themselves. There were also good
talks by Bert Johnson of the Lex
ington and C. W. Smith of the Rhea
Creek Grange. Miss Edna Lind
strom was chosen as alternate del
egate to the meeting of the State
Grange at Pendleton June 13 to 16.
It is hoped that many members
will take advantage of this oppor
tunity to take the Sixth Degree
which will be conferred at this time
on those eligible and desiring to
receive the degree. Both it and
the Fifth degree (for those who
have not taken it at Pomona
Grange) will be 'given at Happy
The Lexington Grange degree
team attended and exemplified the
first and second degrees very ef
fectively, to 'a class of five candi
dates. Henry Rowell motored to Her
miston Sunday to bring home his
wife who has been visiting there
and his sister-in-law, Miss Hazel
Frank, who has completed her
year's work at the Adventist school
in that city. Going over with him
were Mrs. Harvey Ring and chil
dren who will visit with Mrs. Ring's
parents, Mr. and Mrs, Rowell, at
Stanfield for two weeks.
Mrs. Willard Blake, Mrs. Peter
Timm and Ted Blake were business
visitors is Pendleton last Wednes
day. Mrs. Elmer Griffith was a Portland-bound
passenger Tuesday eve
ning. Miss Bethal Blake and Ted Blake
motored to Grass Valley on Friday
for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. W.
(Continued on Pass Four)
Commissioner's Visit Told
Lions; New Relief
DO MEMORIAL WORK
Plaques Replaced at Wells Springs
Cemetery; District Officers
Compliment Club's Work.
A new avenue of hope for comple
tion of the Heppner-Spray road(
was reported to the Lions club Mon
day by S. E. Notson, as the result of
a visit to the road last Thursday
by E. B. Aldrich, eastern Oregon's
state highway commissioner.
Mr. Notson gave it as the word of
Mr. Aldrich that the state highway
commission has the Heppner-Spray
road on its list of proposed projects
to be aided from Oregon's more
than $6,000,000 part of additional
relief money now being considered
by congress, which there appears
good evidence that it will be sanc
tioned. The highway commission
er and Judge C. L. Sweek came
over from Pendleton and were ac
companied on an inspection trip of
the road by members of the Morrow
county court and other interested
persons from here.
The uncompleted gap of six miles
between Hardman and the mouth
of Chapin creek on this road will
require the expenditure of some
$60,000, according to engineers' es
timates cited by Mr. Notson. Com
pleting the Cold Springs-Hermiston
highway in Umatilla county and
linking up with the Lexington-Jar-mon
road, which in turn connects
with -the Oregon-Washington high
way and the Heppner-Spray road
on an almost direct route, Is expect
ed also as a part of the new emer
gency work, Mr. Notson said Mr.
Spencer Crawford, president, re
ported a special meeting of the
club Saturday for the purpose of
entertaining Ed Shea, district gov
ernor, and O. F. Tate, district sec
retary of the Lions International.
District officers complimented the
local club on its good progress in
the face of discouraging times.
Reporting for a work crew that
visited the Wells Springs cemetery
last Friday, George Bleakman told
of getting the memorial plaques in
place on the monument erected by
Sarah Childress chapter, D. A. R.,
of Dallas, and the Wasco County
Pioneers association in honor of
Col. Cornelius Gilliam, marking the
spot of his accidental death while
engaged in the Indian wars of 1848,
and dedicated to Old Oregon Trail
emigrants, a few of whom lie In un
marked graves in the cemetery.
Earl Gilliam had charge of putting
the plaques In place on the stone
monument, setting the screws in
lead, thus fastening them in a sub
Under election of officers, the club
named the following leaders for the
ensuing year: President, A. D. Mc
Murdo; first vice-president, Chas.
Thomson; second vice-president, W.
W. Smead; secretary, M. L. Case;
lion tamer, Earl Eskelson; tail
twister; C. J. D. Bauman; directors,
Spencer Crawford, John Anglin.
Mountain Camp Started
For Local Boy Scouts
A mountain encampment for the
Boy Scouts of Heppner was estab
lished this week at the "sawdust
pile" up Willow creek by ten mem
bers of the Rover patrol in charge
of Frank Nickerson, sponsored by
the Lions club. The camp will be
available for use of any Scouts of
Heppner during the summer, it be
ing the intention of some of the
boys to spend most of the summer
Merchants of the city and sheep
men, who donated food supplies
sufficient to last the boys at least
ten days, and Frank Wilkinson,
upon whose land the camp is sit
uated, have the. hearty thanks of
the ten boys who went up to estab
lish the camp. Their daily camp
program follows: First call, every
body up police camp; breakfast;
Scout work and camp Improvement;
dinner; merit badye work; hikes,
etc.; recreation; supper. The camp
is organized along semi-military
lines, with one of the older boys in
charge each day of the discipline
and camp routine. ' It is expected
dedication ceremonies for the camp
will be held in the near future.
PALMER AWARDS RECEIVED.
Palmer awards in penmanship for
pupils qualifying in the third grade,
received after the close of school
Friday, were given out the first of
the week by Miss Audrey Beymer,
teacher. The buttons were earned
by the following; Jackson Cant
well, Patricia Cantwell, John Sku
zeski, Elizabeth Hcaly, Donald
Wehmeyer, Fiances Egan, Richard
Cash, Claude Drake, Ola Hiatt, Blr
dine Vance, Calvin Crawford.
Mrs. Harold Sexton and Mrs. Will
Doud of The Dalles accompanied
Mr. Sexton to Hepnper Tuesday for
the Memorial exercises at which
Mr. Sexton was speaker. During
their stay In Heppner they were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas, W. Smith,'
From Happenings Here and Ton
The New Schedule
Road May Help
A Revelation I
and other things of more or less :
moment as seen by r
The O. T. REPORTER f
"Here is- Take it or leave it."
That, in effect, has been the atti-
tude of the railroads for years. The
railroad system, cumbersome and
unwieldy, has not tended itself to
advancement in demands for more
rapid communication and trans-,
portation. Hence the advent of
truck and bus facilities as a thorn
to dig deeply into the side of rail
Now comes announcement of a
schedule change for Heppner. In
place of giving better service; help
ing in the upbuilding of the com
munity, the new schedule makes
the local branch line less service
able; withdraws it further from the
picture of community advancement.
Heppner people are alarmed at
the removal of a $1500 a month
payroll which will go to Arlington
as a result of the schedule change.
There was a time, when the rail
roads were the only means of
transporting the products of the
country, that such a loss would
have been actual. Such is not now
The new schedule is an effect, not
a cause. Oregon is supporting two
expensive transportation systems,
the services of both of which are
not needed. The one which serves
best at least cost is the one that
will get the business.
There will be no less transporta
tion business from and to Heppner
because of the less serviceable
schedule. Present growing pros
pects and price indications mean
that the transportation business
will be better.
By working for higher taxes on
truckers, the railroads have helped
to fatten purses of favorably situ
ated motor carriers who will fur
ther benefit by such schedules as
that announced ?r Heppner.
It is to be hoped that sufficient
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District Rebekah Meet
Holds Sessions Here
The thirteenth annual convention
of the Rebekah lodges of district
No. 20 was held in the I. O. O. F.
hall at Heppner Saturday, May 27,
at 1:30. The meeting was called
to order by San Souci lodge No. 33,
rollowlng which the meeting was
turned over to the convention offi
cers, with Sadie Sigsbee as presid
After the regular business rou
tine, Hattie Wightman, grand chap
lain, Charlotte Gordon and Edith
Matthews, district deputy presi
dents, were introduced and wel
comed. Owing to illness, our Pres
ident, Esther Bond, was unable to
The address of welcome was eiv-
en by Lilian Turner of San Souci
lodge, and the response by Ola
Ward of Holly. Reports of the va
rious lodges were read and a stand
ing count showed the following
members present: San Souci 32,
Holly 11, Bunchgrass 24, Mistletoe
2. Invitations were extended and
accepted to meet at Lexington next
year and at lone in 1935.
The following officers were elect
ed for the coming year: Chairman,
Ola Ward; vice chairman. Etta
Howell; secretary, Emma Peck.
A very interesting paper, "Value
of Fraternal Visits," was given by
Edith Mathews of Bunchgrass.
A tew moments of silent prayer
were held in memory of our depart
ed sister, Lucy Harbison of Sap
During the intermission follow
ing the members were entertained
with a vocal solo by Ellis Thomson
and a piano solo by Miss Virginia
A bounteous banquet, enjoyed by
all, was served at 6:30. with Lucy
Rodgers acting as toasl mistress and
Lilian Turner as son leader.
The evening session was opened
by a humorous playlet, "Courtin1,"
given by Vida Eubanks and Rose
Fletcher of Bunchgrass, and a vocal
solo by Trina Parker.
The degree work was then exem
plified by Bunchgrass lodge in a
very beautiful manner.
Hattie Wightman, grand chap
lain, was presented with an appro
priate gift, and Mabel Chaffee of
San Souci, who labored so faith
fully in planning and decorating
the Morrow county float for the
Assembly parade at Pendleton on
May 17, was remembered by the
convention with a gift. The Mor
row county float won the first prize,
which was a beautiful loving cup
given by Eureka lodge No 32. This
cup is to be shared by the various
lodges in the county.
The new oliloers were seated, af
ter which a quartet, composed of
Lilian Turner, Lucy Rodgers, Tacy
Parker and Trina Parker, gave two
pleasing numbers. The convention
was then closed in due form.
FOSSIL KEEPS LEAD
BY BEATING LOCALS
Bad Fifth Inning Helps
Increase Margin in
IONE UPSETS DOPE
Arlington Defeated 4-3 by Cellar
Gang; Condon Also Breaks Into
Winning Column First Time.
Won Lost Pet.
Fossil 6 0 1.000
Heppner 4 2 .667
Arlington 4 2 .667
Blalock 2 4 .333
lone 1 5 .167
Condon 1 5 .167
Last Sunday's results: Heppner 7
at Fossil 11, Arlington 3 at lone 4,
Condon 13 at Blalock 9.
Where the teams play next Sun
day: Heppner at Arlington, lone at
Condon, Fossil at Blalock.
Heppner failed in its attempt to
unseat the Wheatland league lead
ers of Fossil town Sunday, and as
a result there appears no change in
the order of team standings. Fos
sil's 11-7 win was largely the result
of a bad fifth inning for Heppner,
when five hits and a bunch of er
rors let in six of the paleozoic plan
tationers. lone and Condon broke into the
winning column for the first time
this season, lone especially upset
ting the dope bucket by taking its
game from Arlington, 4-3. Condon
dropped Blalock, 13-9.
It looked at the start like it was
going to be a big day for Heppner,
when Kelsey was touched up for a
flock of hits and a couple of runs
in the first inning. But before
things had gone too far for Mr.
Kelsey, he was removed and Little
ton succeeded to the mound for the
remainder of the game. Another
run in the fourth, two in the eighth
and two in the ninth completes the
record of Heppner tallies.
Fossil evened up the score in its
half of the first, came through with
another in the third, which with
the six in the fifth and two in the
sixth gave them their total of
Roy Gentry replaced Massey on
the mound for Heppner in the sev
enth inning and allowed but one
hit. Harold Gentry and Rod
Thomson had a large day with the
stick, each connecting for three
safe bingles, Gentry in five and
Thomson in four trips at bat.
It is understood the game was the
first to be witnessed by the Fossil
umpire since the last one in which
he played with the Neanderthalians
against the Pilkdowners in 550,000
B. C. It will be remembered that
the Neanderthalians won that mem
orable game as all the Pilkdowners'
backs were broken getting out of
the way of balls which the Nean
erthal umpire called strikes.
Heppner plays at Arlington next
We have only the batting record
of Sunday's game, as follows:
HEPPNER AB R
H. Gentry, s
R. Gentry, 2-6
Crawford, 1 .
J. Van Horn, 3
H. Van Horn, 2
4 3 3
5 3 1
5 2 2
5 0 1
4 0 0
Zachary, c-r J
Kelsey, p-1 4 0 1
Totals 40 11 12
Earned runs, Fossil 2, Heppner 2;
two base hits, Akers, Massey, H.
Van Horn 2, Zachary, Miller; struck
out by Massey 5, Gentry 1, Little
ton 11; hit by pitcher, J Van Horn
by Massey, H. Van Horn by Gentry.
Tom Mooney, after serving years
in San Quentin prison, saw bis first
"outside" sunshine a few days ago,
as shown here, when taken to San
Francisco to be tried on an old mtu
ifit indictment,; 1
Tom Mooney Today
TOO MUCH EAGLES
Blue Mountain Bucks' Pitching
Ace Lets Locals Down 9-7;
Bad Third Inning Hurts.
Heppner's Wheatland leaguers in
vaded the camp of the Pendleton
Bucks, Blue Mountain league lead
ers, on Memorial Day to be repulsed
9-7. The story is mainly told by
"too much Eagles."
In this game as in the Fossil
game Sunday, Heppner stepped out
with a two run lead in the first
inning and made things so hot for
Pitcher Troyer that he was removed
and Eagles, ace of the Bucks, put
in his place. Eagles kept well out
of trouble with the exception of a
scratch run in the 3rd, another in
the ninth, and three in the seventh
when his teammate3 pulled the sky
rocket act, permitting the Heppner
ians to run wild on the bases.
Heppner had a bad third- inning
when two hits, a walk, and three
errors permitted four Bucks to
cross the platter. They worked in
two more each in the fourth and
fifth, and one in the sixth inning.
Roy Gentry relieved Massey on the
mound in the seventh and was
found for one lone hit.
Box score and summary:
HEPPNER AB R H O A K
Akers, m-2 .
H. Gentry, s .
R. Gentry, 2-p ..
Totals 39 7 11 24 12
McKee, s 5
Conlon, 1 5
Alexander, 3 4
Plugoff, 1 4
C. Nelson, 2 4
Troyer, p-r 4
Eagles, p 4
Bennett, r 0
Vaughn, c 4
1 12 1
Masters, m 4
Totals 38 9 11 27 19 6
Earned runs, Heppner 4, Pendle
ton 4; first base on balls off Massey
1, off Eagles 6; left on bases, Hepp
ner 13, Pendleton 6; wild pitch
Eagles; first base on errors, Hepp
ner 4, Pendleton 4; two base hit
Thomson; struck out by Massey 4,
by Eagles 12. Umpires, Worthing-
ton and Bill Massey; scorer, A.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
The degree team of Lexington
Grange went to Cecil Saturday
night and exemplified the first and
second degrees to a class of five at
the meeting of Willows Grange.
Those going down were Clarence
Bauman, master;. John Miller, over
seer; Bernice Bauman, lecturer;
Mrs. E. A. Kelly, chaplain; Law
rence Beach, steward; Clara Nel
son, Flora; Ellen Nelson, Pomona;
Helen Smouse, Ceres; Kenneth
Smouse, assistant steward; Beulah
Nichols, lady assistant steward; Al
ta Cutsforth, Mrs. Elsie Beach, Mrs.
Lawrence Beach, E. A. Kelly, Har
vey Miller and Norman Nelson.
Little June Van Winkle who has
been very ill with pneumonia at the
home of Earl Eskelson in Heppner
was sufficiently recovered as to be
able to return home with her moth
er the first of the week.
A large delegation of Lexington
Rebekahs attended the county Re
bekah convention at Heppner Sat
urday afternoon and evening.
Miss Gwen Evans, accompanied
by Miss Ruth Dinges, motored to
Portland Tuesday. They will re
main until Sunday when they will
go on to Corvallis where they will
attend the commencement exer
cises at Oregon State college.
Miss Erma Duvall who has been
teaching at Rufus during the past
school year came in on the train
Sunday morning. She will spend
the summer with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Duvall, at their
ranch on Blackhorse.
Marion Palmer is ill at his home
in Sand Hollow.
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Helms of Pen
dleton spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Alex Hunt.
Following the morning service at
the Church of Christ next Sunday,
the school and audience will repair
with their baskets to the grove at
the Reaney ranch, where a basket
dinner and picnic wil be enjoyed.
This picnic Is given in special honor
of the young people's class who
won all honors in the recent con
test An invitation is extended to
all friends of the church and school
to bring your baskets and join in
this pleasant occasion.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Lexington Home Economics
club will be held Thursday after
noon, June 8, at the home of Mrs.
Frank Saling. All members are
cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. George Broadley
motored to Farmington, Wash., Fri
day, taking Mrs. Broadley's sister,
Mrs. Roy Leonard and her daugh
ter Carol to their home there. The
Broadleys returned home Saturday
In attendance at the Eastern Or
egon Missionary convention last
Friday at Hermiston were Mrs. J,
E. Gently, Mrs. Sara White, Mr.
and Mrs. Sias and Miss Glea Sias.
Mrs. Claude Sigsbee and children
who have been the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Burchell for several
weeks left Monday with Mr. Sigsbee
(Continued on Pag Four)
PLEA FOR LOYALTY
22 Members of Class of
'33, H. II. S., Receive
GIRL AWARDED CUP
June Anderson Picked as Outstand
ing In Scholarship, Leadership
A plea for loyalty to oneself and
to society marked the address of
Rev. M. G. Tennyson to the grad
uating class of 1933, Heppner high
school, before a capacity audience
in the school gym-auditorium last
A few minutes before members of
the class passed down the aisle un
der a canopy of flowers, the arbored
passageway being formed by arches
of flowers in the hands of under
graduate girls, to take their places
upon the platform to the strains
of Williams' processional march
from the piano played by Miss Mar
Rev. Glen P. White delivered the
invocation, and the girls' chorus,
led by Miss Charlotte Woods, sang
"Elfin Dance" by Grieg. Then came
Rev. Tennyson's inspiring address,
followed by the singing of "In Lux
embourg's Gardens," Manning, by
Miss Winifred Case.
An air of expectancy grasped the
audience as Garnet Barratt, mem
ber of the class of 18, arose to
present the Norton Winnard me
morial cup. Recipient of the award,
given in recognition of the high
scholastic and leadership attain
ments, as well as high moral char
acter of the honored member of
the class of '18, is not made known
till the time of presentation to some
member of the class whom a spec
ially qualified committee selects
each year from the graduating class
as reflecting in a large degree like
attainments and characteristics.
This year the award went to Miss
June Anderson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Gay M. Anderson, whom Mr.
Barratt complimented in well chos
en words after explaining the sig
nificance of the award and paying
tribute to his former classmate,
commemorated in the award.
The class was next presented and
recommended for graduation by
Edward F. Bloom, superintendent,
with the presentation of diplomas
by Chas. Thomson, chairman of the
board of education, following. Di
plomas were presented to the fol
lowing: Esher Agness Adams, Jessie June
Anderson, John William Beckett,
Hazel Irene Beymer, Viola May
Brown, Winifred H. Case, Gladys
H. Cason, Lyle Cowdrey, Doris Mar
garet Cox, Annie E. Crump, Beulah
Alma Eskelson, Jimmie Furlong,
Edmond E. Gonty, Herman J.
Green, Tom Hottman, Edna Jones,
Marcel Jones, Wrex R. Langdon,
Kathryn McLaughlin, Charles E.
McMurdo, Caroline H. Moyer, Beat
rice B. Thomson.
Rev. Mr. White delivered the ben
ediction. Man's course through civilization
has determined certain factors of
behaviorism, the adherence to which
leads to progress, and the disregard
of which leads to disintegration and
decay. These factors make up the
moral fabric of our present society,
and are recognized by the individ
ual. They point to the line of duty,
and loyalty to oneself and to so
ciety is the fulfillment of the indi
vidual duty and a guarantee of the
future stability of civilization. Thus
reasoned the Rev. Mr. Tennyson in
his plea for loyalty.
Commencement implies the be
ginning of life for the graduate in
the business world, said the speak
er. In reality there is no commence
ment Each day in the life of an
individual is like every other day,
each offering opportunity for new
conquests, new discoveries and new
accomplishments. Some there will
be, who will map out their life's
course, taking advantage of every
new day to strive further toward
their ideals; others, like the butter
fly, will sip a little nectar here and
a little there, flittering through life
without a . serious concept of its
The speaker pointed to the church
as the bulwark of society, asking
that it be not condemned because
of the hypocrites within its gates.
There are hypocrites within and
without the church. They may be
found everywhere in human so
ciety. Truth and honesty are need
ed on every hand, but the speaker
asked the class not to look to this
course to lead them to monetary
DEER SEEN NEAR LEX.
It's not unusual to see deer in
Morrow county, but when they get
us far out of the beaten track as to
be seen in the dry hills as far
north as lower Blackhorse, that's
news. Clark Davis bring the news
to town today that he saw two doe
deer within 50 feet of his barn, on
the home place in lower Blackhorse
Tuesday evening. On jumping
them they ran back up the flat No
reason could be given for their be
ing there, for as a usual thing they
do not get far out of the timber and
it is some 20 miles from the Davis
place to the timber. George Broad
ley was in town with Mr. Davis.