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Volume 50, Number 14.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 14, 1934
Subscription $200 a Year
Last Head of Local Bank
Dies of Heart Attack
At Long Creek.
MANY ATTEND RITES
Funeral Services and Interment
Here; Came to Morrow County
as Boy; Entered Stockralsing.
J. W. Beymer, for many years
prominently Identified with the
stockraising Industry of Morrow
and Grant counties and last presi
dent of the Farmers and Stock
growers National bank of Heppner,
died at the hospital In Long Creek
Monday shortly after noon. Heart
failure was given as the cause of
death. He was attended by Dr. E.
Rea Norris of Long Creek.
Mr. Beymer had been seriously
ill for some time before, but had
apparently recovered quite well and
was active up to Sunday when he
suffered a relapse and was taken
from the farm home at Monument
to the Long Creek hospital by Mrs.
Beymer and Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Thomson of Heppner. News of his
death came as a shock to relatives
Funeral services were held from
the Christian church here yesterday
morning at 10:30 in charge of the
Phelps Funeral home with Joel R.
Benton, Christian minister, officiat
ing. A large concourse of relatives
and friends attended the services
and the floral tributes were profuse.
Besides the large attendance of
friends from this community there
were many Grant county friends
present. Honorary pallbearers were
Judge Calvin L. Sweek, W. G. Mc
carty, Jas. G. Thomson, A. D.
Wright, Percy Hughes, C. W. Mc
Namer, J. J. Nys and W. E. Pruyn.
Active pallbearers were Clyde
Wright, Gay M. Anderson, Orve
Rasmus, C. Darbee, Chance Wilson
and Wilson Bayless. In his obitu
ary address, Mr. Benton paid fitting
tribute to the active and purpose
ful life of the deceased. Interment
was in Masonic cemetery.
James William Beymer was born
at Conshockton, Ohio, August 11,
1875, being the son of Jefferson L.
and Eliza Ann Wilson .Beymer,
natives of Ohio. He died at Long
Creek, Oregon, June 11, 1934, aged
58 years and 10 months. He left
Ohio with the family when six years
of age, the family coming to Ore
gon and locating In Morrow coun
ty. On June 20, 1905, he married
Florinda Farnsworth, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Farnsworth,
pioneer Morrow county residents,
near Heppner. Besides his widow
he is survived by four brothers and
one sister. They are Thomas C.
Beymer of Heppner, Frank L. and
Fred H. Beymer of Bend, Arthur
Beymer of Portland, and Mrs. Lena
Morgan of Lookingglass.
"Bill Beymer was one of the kind
of men that make the world go
round," was a tribute paid him yes
terday by one of his neighbors from
the John Day country, where Mr.
Beymer had large land holdings
and was for years extensively en
gaged in the livestock business. He
was always a business leader in the
community in which he resided,
and one of the secrets of his suc
cess may be told in the words of
another who knew him well "He
was one of the best men in the
country to work for."
Mr. Beymer knew the great out
doors of Morrow and Grant coun
ties from boyhood. When the fam
ily came to Morrow county from
Ohio they located on a homestead
in the Eight Mile district. As a lad
of 14 years of age he worked as a
hand on the farm of Anson Wight,
pioneer stockraiser of the Hardman
Always having an inordinate de
sire for action, Mr. Beymer was not
content until he was in business for
himself, and having learned the
stock business from the ground up
he became one of the most success
ful raisers of both cattle and sheep
in this section. In 1922 Mr. Beymer
purchased residence property In
Heppner and the family home was
made here for several years in
which time he was Identified with
the Farmers and Stockgrowers Na
tlonal bank as director, president
and manager. A futher tribute to
Mr. Beymer's business acumen is
given by his associates of the bank
who attribute to him much of the
credit for the good condition of the
bank when It was forced to close its
doors in 1932, not because of insol
vency but because of the uncertain
ty of business conditions.
Business reverses sustained for a
few years did not defeat Bill Bey
mer. Though his health even then
was slipping, Mr.- Beymer started
anew over on the John Day and
with his outfit going smoothly and
plans well laid for the future, It re
mained for the Grim Reaper only
to defeat him.
INJUKED IN FALL.
Barney Bruneau sustained pain
ful Injuries Friday when he fell
from high up In one of the tall pop
lar trees he was topping at the fair
pavilion. He hit first on the roof
of the pavilion, then fell to the
ground, receiving the fracture of
one arm and the bursting of a
blood vessel In the other besides
other severe bruises and abrasions,
1500 Attend Convention; Interest
ing Program On; Election To
day; Local Folks Attend.
Roseburg, June 13. With flags
and pennons placed across all the
principal streets, flags displayed in
front of every business house and
welcoming signs in all windows,
Roseburg, capital of the Umpqua
valley, is entertaining the 61st ses
sion of the Oregon state grange in
Over 1500 members of the order
in this little city, hundreds being in
camp in a beautiful grove on the
banks of the river, and hotels, auto
camps and rooming houses, togeth
er with many private homes, are
filled with the delegates and mem
bers representing every county in
A get-together meeting was held
Monday evening, under the auspices
of recreational leaders, Misses Clar
ibel Nye and Gertrude Skow, and
the same afternoon the annual
horse shoe pitching tournament
was held. A beautiful cup, en
graved with the names of all
granges that have won the contest
one or more times, is the prize to
the grange winning three bouts.
Lecturers' conferences and ses
sions of the home economics de
partment are held in the morning
before the regular sessions con
vene, and hundreds attend these
meetings to obtain information In
conducting their departments in
their home granges.
One of the notable features of
the meeting is the chorus of more
than a hundred voices trained- by
E. O. Goodspeed of Portland. Tues
day afternoon E. M. Ehrhardt, pres
ident of the Federal Land Bank at
Spokane, spoke on "Farm Credits."
Wednesday evening B. F. Irvine,
editor of the Oregon Journal, ad
dresses the assembled grangers.
Prof. George Peavy, president of
Oregon State college, was the prin
cipal speaker at the program pre
sented by the state lecturer Tues
day evening to a capacity audience.
Interest centers around the elec
tion of officers for the state grange,
who are elected every two years.
The election committee will report
Thursday afternoon, the officers
having already been chosen through
a referendum in the 338 granges of
the state. Selection of the next
meeting place will be decided Wed
nesday by ballot of the delegates,
and already several localities are
competing for the honor. . ., .
Thursday afternoon presentation
of Golden Sheaf certificates to
members with 50 years of continu
ous membership will take place, fol
lowed by the beautiful memorial
services for departed members of
the state grange. At 3 p m. the
same day the drill contests, with
teams from all counties In the dis
trictLane, Douglas, Josephine,
Jackson, Coos and Curry repre
sented, takes place. During the
evening the fifth degree will be
exemplified by the Douglas county
Pomona grange, and immediately
following the officers of the state
grange will confer the sixth degree
upon a large class.
Among those attending the con
vention from Morrow county are
Mrs. Anna Heiny, Mr. and Mrs. I.
Skoubo, Minnie McFarland, Edith
K. Hendricks, Grace Tyler, Mrs. O.
L. Lundell, Erest Heliker, Vida N.
Hellker, J. O. Kincaid and Clara E.
Red Cross Workers Speak
Before Lions Club Monday
J. William Richardson and Mrs.
Kathryn Sexsmith, case workers in
charge of local Red Cross relief,
spoke before the Lions club at its
Monday noon luncheon. They gave
a general outline of the way in
which Red Cross aid is adminis
tered, and Mrs. Sexsmith cited typi
cal cases from her experiences in
Attendance of club members was
light due to many being out of town
for the day. W. W. Smead, second
vice-president, presided. Installa
tion of club oflicers for the new
year will be held the first Monday
ATTEND FAMILY GATHERING.
Going to Waitsburg, Wash., on
Sunday for the Crawford clan re
union were Mr. and Mrs. Frank S.
Parker and family, including Mrs.
Doris Mitchell of Joseph and her
little daughter, Vawter, John and
Katherine; Mr. and Mrs. Vawter
Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner and son Donald; Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Crawford and sons John,
Hugh and Calvin; Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Ferguson, son Kay and
daughter Marylou, and Jasper V.
Crawford. Also going on from here
were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Crawford
of Creswell, Ore., Mrs. Crawford's
little daughter and Mrs. Mary Coon
of Shedd, Oregon, mother of Mr.
Crawford. The Heppner folks re
port a fine time; a grand basket
dinner at noon and an impromptu
program following In which some
family history and reminiscences
were Indulged. Some 93 members
of the clan recorded their names on
the roster and It was decided to for
gather at about this time next year.
Mrs. Kathryn Sexsmith, area di
rector In charge of the local Red
Cross office, urges all flood suffer
ers who will be unable to recover
without assistance to register Im
mediately at the ofllce in the city
Lyle Survey Started
In Allotment Check-Up
Surveying of farms for the pur
pose of checking wheat fields com
ing under the government allotment
plan is now under way with the
Lyle method recommended by the
government in use, announces' C.
W. Smith, county agent The work
is progressing in the north end of
the county where harvest is expect
ed to be under way next week.
The airplane method of making
the surveys is still pending, Mr.
Smith said. The board of directors
of the Morrow County Wheat Pro
duction Control association met at
Mr. Smith's office last Sunday and
increased the budget for the check
up because the survey by the Lyle
method is costing much more than
the amount originally butgeted for
the purpose. The allotment commit
tee is protesting the Lyle method
and seeking a modification of the
Benefit payments coming to far
mers have been increased a cent a
bushel as a drouth relief measure,
making a total of 29 cents farmers
who have contracted will receive,
less administrative costs.
R. B. Rice will be at the office
Friday and Saturday of this week
and the last four days of each suc
ceeding week until the job of filling
out compliance papers is complete.
All farmers wishing to check up on
areas in wheat this year as deter
mined by the Llye method, or any
other matters of compliance, should
get in touch with Mr. Rice at the
control association office in Hepp
ner. N. C. Donalson, AAA wheat ad
ministrator for Oregon, was in
Heppner yesterday and stated that
federal check-up men will be in the
county in the immediate future.
The federal inspectors will check
up on five percent of the farms and
will check all compliance require
ments. Tales of Old Times
BY J. W. REDINGTON
pioneer editor of the "Gazet" writing
from National Military Home,
ATE HENRY HEPPNER'S
When I went out hunting bear in
the Malheur Mountains of Eastern
Oregon in the spring of 77, with
Chief Egan and a small bunch of
his Indians, he told me around .the
campflre at night of the thrilling
times he used to have in the here
tofore, when he and Gen. Crook's
soldiers were contending about
winning the west.
"Egan," said I, "I have looked
through the thousand head of
horses your tribe has running on
the range, but not a mule can I see
among them. And still, It is com
mon talk around The Dalles and
along the Columbia River, that you
and your Indians twice stole the
entire packtrains of Henry Hepp
ner, on the Muddy, and in the Cdk
Camp country, between Antelope
Valley and the main John Day.
What became of all those mules "
"Oh, yes," said Egan, "me heap
steal mules, and eat 'urn. All same
And then Egan described how he
and his Indians stampeded the
mules at the first crack of day
break, would run them off and keep
them on the jump all day towards
the Ochoco country, until they came
to a mountain valley where the
grass was knee high, and there they
would go into camp and hold the
mules for three weeks, and after
they had become hog fat, would
shoot them and dry the meat, which
they found to be as good os jerked
elk meat. Egan explained" that his
Indians would shoot the mules, but
that the squaws would have to do
all the butchering and drying, as
such drudgery was beneath the dig
nity of the noble red man. None
of the mules were saved for saddle
animals, as Injun no like mules
he too dam mean too much kick!
. Mrs. E. E. Clark and son Ernest
returned Tuesday from Montana
where they went with Mr. Clark
leaving here Thursday last. Mr.
Clark is with a shearing crew lo
cated at Townsend. Mrs. Clark
reports going through heavy show
ers most of the way home. They
visited Browning, near where sev
eral local sheepmen have flocks on
summer range, and there several
CCC crews were busy working on
the streets which were about two
feet deep In mud as a result of re
cent storms in that vicinity.
WATER REPORTED O. K.
Dr. Gray, county health orllcer, is
in receipt of a report on the sample
of water sent to the state board of
health to analyze. The sample
was taken from the mains follow
ing the recent flood, and was highly
chlorinated as a precaution against
disease germs. The report from
the state department places the
water under heading of Grade A
and containing no disease bacilli;
in other words, it is pure, and there
is no further need of boiling drink
ing water taken from the Heppner
system. Dr. Gray states that an
other sample of water containing
no chlorine, will be sent In and a
test made. It Is hoped that this will
also come under the classification
of Grade A, and that it will not ba
necessary thereafter to treat the
water with the germicide.
Mrs. Grace Shoun and son James,
Roy Stamp and Mrs. W. L. Mc
Calob were at Haystack Wednes
day to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Eliza Gules. Mrs. McCaleb and
Mrs. Gales were lifelong friends.
10 BEAM, 11-4
Fielding of Thomson and
Bucknum, Hits by Mas
sey Boys, Feature.
ARLINGTON ON TAP
League Leaders Come Next Sunday
to Wind up Season; Ninth
Inning Climax Seen.
Manager Al Massey and his gang
hadn't forgotten a lop- sided drub
bing they had received earlier In the
season at the hands of lone when
they played in the neighboring
town's sand lot Sunday. And it did
the boys' hearts good to hand back
a drubbing which was anyway half
as lop-sided, or 11-4 to be exact.
True the home boys are still in the
cellar, but it was no little feather
to pick off the second place team,
and two wins looks just twice as
good as one in the Wheatland
The boys admit it was a mean
trick to play on lone to dump them
out of the running for the pennant,
to which Arlington now holds un
disputed claim by their defeat of
Condon Sunday. But It's all in a
ball game, they say, in extending
the neighbors wishes for better luck
The big desire of the locals is to
take Arlington into camp next Sun
day when the league leaders come
here to finish the season. And with
a reinforced line-up, the feat" is not
Fans who saw the game at lone
last Sunday say it was a real ball
game, especially from the stand
point of the showing made by the
home boys. They seemed to be
everywhere just at the right time,
and made hard chances look easy.
An example was the fielding record
for the day made by Rod Thomson
at short who handled seven chances
without an error( six of them
ground balls. And to keep him
close company, there was Gordon
Bucknum, just home from Mt. An
gel college, at third. "Buck" han
dled six chances with one error, and
made some beautiful plays.
But due credit cannot be given
without telling of 4 Ray Massey'a
four-hit pitching, and his and Bro
ther Al's heavy work with the stick.
Ray and Al each clouted out three
hits and scored as many runs. To
Homer Hayes goes the credit for
the longest hit of the game, a three
bagger, which featured in the scor
ing. lone led off in the scoring with
two runs in the second inning, on
walks by N. Swanson and Akers,
G. Swanson's fielder's choice on
which his brother Norman was
thrown out at third, R. Lundell's
hit and Linn's fly dropped by Bur
chell in left field which permitted
Akers and G. Swanson to score.
They were held scoreless from then
until the ninth when Turner went
to the mound to relieve R. Massey.
Turner had walked Akers and G.
Swanson who scored on L. Ritchie's
hit. And it began to look blacker
as he hit Morgan with a pitched
ball and walked Engelman to fill
the bags. Linn had popped out in
the interim, making one away. It
was then that Ray was sent back
to the mound, and he proceeded to
strike out Everson and Rietmann
to end It.
Heppner scored as follows; 3 in
the third, 1 in the fifth, 2 in the
sixth, 3 in the eigth and 2 in the
Box score and summary:
AB R H O A
R. Massey, p-8 6 8 8 1 9
Heckles, 2 6 10 11
A. Massey. c 6 3 8 6 0
Turner, 1-p 6 0 1 16 0
Thomson, s 5 0 116
11. Massey, r 5 0 10 0
llucknilm, 3 6 0 114
Hurchell, 1 4 3 10 0
Hayes, m 5 12 2 0
Totals 47 11 13 27 19 3
Linn. 1-s 4
Knirelman, m 4
Everson, c - 5
Rietmann, 3 4
N. Swanson. r-s-l 8
Akers. 2 2
(i. Swanson, 1-p 8
Lundell, s 8
Ritchie, p-1 - 4
Moriran, r 0
Totals 32 4 4 27 12
Enrned runs, Heppner 8, lone 0 : two
nnse hit, A. Massey : three base hit, Hayes ;
strurk out by Ritchie 6, by Swanson 1,
Ity Massey 6 : hit by pitched ball, R. Mas
sey by Ritchie, Mortran by Massey : first
base on balls oil Ritchie 1, orl Massey 1.
off Turner 3; scorer, Wm. McRoberts, Jr.
Miss Margaret Sprinkel, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sprinkel of
this city, was united in marriage to
Vernon J. Scott, son of Mrs. Laura
Scott of Lexington, at the Sprinkel
home in this city at 1 o'clock last
Saturday afternoon, Joel R. Ben
ton, Christian minister, officiating.
Only members of the bride's im
mediate family were present. The
young folks departed on a short
wedding trip and will be at home
shortly at Lexington.
SHEEP LOST IN STORM.
Telegraphic communication from
Blackfoot, Mont., was received last
week end announcing a heavy loss
of sheep In a storm there last week.
It was said Chas. Tullock, whose
sheep left here a week ago Monday,
lost a thousand head in the storm.
Henry Krebs, In charge of several
local bands near Browning, wrote
that losses were light in the bands
Mrs. John M. Gates Dies
At Home Near Spray
Funeral services for the late Mrs.
John Martin Gates were held on
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the
family home near Spray, with inter
ment following at the Haystack
cemetery close by. Mrs. Gates had
been in failing health for some time
and her illness took a serious turn
some ten days ago, death coming to
claim her on Tuesday. Rev. Cook
son of Monument conducted the
services which were attended by a
large number of the neighbors of
the Spray community, who attested
their esteem for a departed friend
by profuse floral tributes gathered
from the many gardens of the sur
Eliza Ann Stamp was born De
cember 20, 1887, at the farm of her
father, the late Albert H. Stamp,
near Heppner. She was educated
at Heppner and followed teaching
for five years in Morrow and Wheel
er counties. On January 5, 1911,
she was united in marriage to John
Martin Gates of Spray and to them
two children were born, who died in
infancy. She was a member of the
Christian church and was much in
terested in Sunday school work,
teaching the primary grades as long
as her health would permit.
Mrs. Gates died on June 12, 1934
at the age of 46 years, 5 months and
12 days. Besides her husband she
is survived by her mother, Mrs.
Sarah M. Stamp of Heppner; a bro
ther and two sisters, Roy Stamp
and Grace Shoun of Heppner and
Luella Acock of Irrigon, and nine
nieces and nephews.
Flood Control Plans
Explained to Council
A plan for widening and straight
ening the channel of Willow creek
through Heppner and elevating and
widening bridges was presented be
fore the city council last night by
Roscoe Neill, district SERA engin
eer, who offered hi3 assistance in
working out a project which may
be eligible for SERA funds. Mr.
Neill considered this would be an
effective measure for the control of
flood waters such as Heppner ex
perienced on May 29.
The first step in working out such
a project would be to make a com
prehensive survey to determine ex
actly what needs to be done and the
cost of doing it, Neill said. It was
pointed out that cooperation of the
state highway department would
be necessary in getting the state's
two concrete bridges fixed. These
bridges now act as dams and any
work on the channel would be use
less unless these bridges are ele
vated and widened. The council
discussed ways of proceeding in
the matter and it was expected
some definite action would be taken
shortly. In the meantime consid
erable cleaning up of flood debris
and cleaning of the creek channel
will have SERA assistance.
Chas. B. Cox Appointed
New Heppner Postmaster
Chas. B. Cox, prominent Hepp
ner flat wheatralser and for many
years active in the political and
social life of the county, received
notice this week of his appointment
to the Heppner postmastership by
James A. Farley, postmaster-general.
Mr. Cox will take office July 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Cox will move to town
shortly, and they have been receiv
ing warm welcomes from their
many Heppner friends.
Mr. Cox succeeds W. W. Smead,
who has served throughout the last
two republican administrations, and
who first served as postmaster here
under the McKinlcy administration.
COUNTY DEMOCRATS SET.
The Morrow county deomcratic
organization for the fall political
campaign was set Saturday after
noon at a meeting at I. O. O. F.
hall. C. G. Blayden was named
chairman of the county central
committee, Hanson Hughes, mem
ber of the state central committee;
Chas. B. Cox, secretary-treasurer;
Ralph Butler, Willows, congression
al committeeman. R. B. Rice and
J. E. Gentry of Lexington, D. M.
Ward and Chas. McElligott of lone,
and Guy Huston of Eight Mile were
named on the nominating commit
ATTENDING GRAND LODGE.
Mrs. Ealor Huston, worthy ma
tron, and Mrs. Hazel Vaughn, as
sociate matron of Ruth Chapter No.
32, O. E. S., departed for Portland
on Sunday evening to attend the
meeting of the Grand Chapter as
delegates from the local lodge. They
were driven to Arlington in the
Vaughn oar, being accompanied
that far by Chas. Vaughn and E. R.
ONE CANDIDATE APPEARS.
The only candidate for election
to the non-high school board is
Cleve Van Schoaick of zone No. 3,
is the Information furnished this
paper by Lucy E. Rodgers, secre
tary of the board. Mrs. Rodgers
states further that all residents in
the rural districts will vote for this
candidate at the time of the annual
election next Monday, and ballots
are being sent out for this purpose,
CARD OF THANKS.
To all our friends who kindly as
sisted in any way, for their sincere
expressions of sympathy, and for
the many beautiful floral offerings,
we are truly thankful.
Mrs. J. W. Beymer,
Mrs. Lena Morgan,
FILLED BY BOARD
Winter to Head Physical Ed, Ev
ans, English; Bloom to
Attend U. of W.
Prospects for a bright school year
for Heppner beginning next fall
were evidenced at the meeting of
the board of directors last Friday
evening. Report of the clerk showed
that the amount of money received
for high school tuition last year
was double the amount received
for the year previous in fact had
almost been sufficient to meet the
teacher payroll for the high school.
And though the non-high school
board had announced a cut in the
tuition rate from $135 to $110 per
pupil, the prospective enrollment
of outside pupils for the ensuing
year gave promise that this part
of the school's revenue would hold
While next year's faculty was
filled before the close of school, two
vacancies occurring since necessi
tated further selection of teachers,
and Edward F. Bloom, superinten
dent, felt well pleased to be able to
announce that the teachers select
ed had accepted the positions. The
vacancies occurred through the res
ignations of George W. Mabee, phy
sical education supervisor, and
Philip Foord, English teacher.
Procured to fill the position left
vacant by Mr. Mabee is Lawrence
E. Winter, who declined the proffer
of the local school two years ago
to accept a similar position at Red
mond where he has been since. He
is a graduate of the University of
Oregon besides having graduate
work there. Originally from Min
nesota he was a football protege
of Dr. Spears. He is married and
has one child.
Succeeding Mr. Foord is Bert Ev
ans of Pendleton, Oregon State col
lege graduate who also has his M.A.
degree in English from the Univer
sity of Oregon. He is an accom
plished teacher of English and pub
lic speaking and himself has an out
standing record in public speaking
Mr. Bloom came to Heppner for
the board meeting after contacting
the new teachers personally. He
and Mrs. Bloom left the first of the
week for Seattle where Mr. Bloom
will take graduate work at the Uni
versity or wasnington summer
Dentist Injured in Wreck
Caused by" Blinding Suri
Dr. J. H. McCrady received pain
ful injuries when he lost control of
his car and it hit the ditch about
5 o'clock Monday morning as he
was passing lone on the way home
from Portland, where he and his
two companions, Gay M. Anderson,
county clerk, and P. W. Mahoney,
local attorney, had attended the
state trap shoot the day before. An
derson and Mahoney escaped unin
jured. McCrady estimated he was trav
eling between 40 and 60 miles an
hour as he rounded the turn where
the accident happened. He was met
by the blinding rays of the early
morning sun, causing him to lose
sight of the road, and at the same
time the left front wheel struck a
small boulder which had rolled into
the road. The impact of this rock
sheered the car off the road, and
as it was leaving it struck another
larger boulder. At this Juncture
McCrady was thrown against the
wheel with such force as to knock
him unconscious. He did not regain
consciousness until after the car
had come to a stop and Anderson
and Mahoney attempted to lift him
from the position in which he had
landed. He was lying prone with his
head and upper part of his body
outside the car, while his feet were
caught one under the clutch pedal
and one under the foot brake pedal.
He was struck by the wheel across
the lower part of the abdomen
which was badly bruised, while he
sustained numerous other bruises,
but so far as had been determined
he suffered no internal injuries and
he was at the office a3 usual Tues
day. The car resembled a sled when
he regained consciousness, the doc
tor said, with three wheel3 taken
off and the running boards resting
on the ground. He thought the
chassis and running gear had prob
ably been damaged to such an ex
tent as to preclude the car's repair,
Chauncey Standish has success
fully undergone an operation to re
gain his eyesight at the state blind,
home in Portland and is a far hap
pier man, according to word re
ceived from the superintendent this
week by W. T. Campbell, county
judge. Standish was assisted In en
tering the home recently by the
county court. "He has recovered
from the operation and with the
use of glasses is able to see quite
well with one eye," the superinten
ent writes. The optic nerve was
atrophied and only time will tell if
the. eyes will regenerate themselves.
Miss Beth Bleakman, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A,
Bleakman of this city and for sev
eral years primary teacher in the
local schools, and Herbert Hynd,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hynd of
Cecil, stole a march on their many
Morrow county friends when they
were quietly married In Portland
on Sunday. Rev, C. S. O'Dell per
formed the ceremony. The young
couple expected to take a wedding
trip to California before returning
to the bridegroom's home at Cecil.
CLERK DEMURS TO
Judge Knowles to Sit on
Local Cases June 25 ;
8 TRUE BILLS GIVEN
Elevator Directors Demur; Sen
tence Passed on Three; Wheel
house Boys Acquitted.
Filing of a demurrer to the in
dictment of larceny of public money
by Gay M. Anderson, county clerk,
and the assignment of Judge
Knowles of La Grande to the cir
cuit court bench here were high
lights of the circuit court session
which was adjourned Tuesday by
Judge Calvin L. Sweek. Eight true
bills returned by the grand Jury
which had served for a year were
heard by the court, Anderson's de
murrer is expected to be heard by
Judge Knowles on June 25th, and
if sustained the case will be remand
ed to the new grand jury, other
wise it will come to trial. Ander
son was placed under bonds for
On filing of their report with the
court Friday the grand jury for the
June term was dismissed. Serving
were S. J. Devine, foreman, R. K. .
Drake, Clyde Wright, Chas. Becket,
Harry Quackenbush, Clive Huston,
W. H. Ayers.
Indictments returned by the
grand jury were:
State of Oregon vs. Orve Brown,
transportation of alcoholic liquor.
State vs. F. M. Bell, driving an
automobile while intoxicated.
State vs. John Eubanks, trans
porting poultry without bill of sale.
State vs. Cecil Padberg, Clarence
Brenner, Wilbur Akers and Norton
State vs. Clarence and Roy
Wheelhouse, wanton waste of game.
State vs. Jack Harper, driving an
automobile while intoxicated.
State vs. Gay' M. Anderson, lar
ceny of public money.
State vs. W. G. McCarty, R. W.
Turner, R. I. Thompson, R. A.
Thompson and C. N. Jones, unlaw
fully operating a warehouse.
Francis T. Wade, assistant attor
ney general, "is special prosecutor
in the cases of Anderson and the
directors of the Heppner Farmers '
Elevator company, the last of the
indictments read. J. J. Nys, attor
ney for Anderson, entered the de
murrer in the case Tuesday. De
murrers were also entered by J. O. '
Turner, attorney for R. W. Turner,
and by Nys, representing the other
directors in the elevator case, which
demurrers will also be heard by
A demurrer entered by P. W. Ma
honey in the case of the state vs.
Orve Brown was sustained and the j
case rereferred to the grand jury.
F. M. Bell, John Eubanks and
Jack Harper each pleaded guilty
to the charges placed against them
and were sentenced Tuesday. Bell
was sentenced to 60 days in the
county jail, and his driver's license
revoked, fined $100 with 30 days of
the jail sentence and the fine re
mitted. Eubanks was fined $25.
Harper was fined $100, given 60 days
in the county jail and his driver's
The Clarence and Roy Wheel-
house case was the only one to come
to trial. It was heard before a jury
Monday, and a verdict for acquittal
returned in record time, with the
jury being out less than a minute.
The charge preferred accused the
defendants of killing ducks near
Boardman, but they contended that
the birds were mud hens.
Cecil Padberg, Clarence Brenner,
Wilbur Akers and Norton Lundell
pleaded not guilty to the eharge of
larceny placed against them, and
Padberg, Akers and Lundell were
released on bail while Brenner was
remanded to the custody of the
sheriff to await trial later. The
case arose from the alleged theft
of chickens at the Dwight Misner
farm near lone- about a year ago.
Roy Boggs, charged with taking
a motor vehicle without permission
of the owner, waived right of hear
ing before grand Jury, pleaded guil
ty and was sentenced to 30 days in
the county jail.
Part of the court's work Tuesday
was the selecting of a new grand
jury. Named were A. A. McCabe,
foreman, A. E. Whrigt, W. L. Blake
ly, O. E. Wright, W. Y. Ball, W. C.
Cox and Frank Howell.
Matters in law and equity receiv
ing orders from the court since the
arrival of Judge Sweek Friday, In
cluded appointment of J. J. Nys as
guardian ad litem of George Allyn
Roberts and William Shelton Rob
erts, minors and heirs to the estate
of Albert S. Roberts, deceased.
Orders of default and judgment
were entered in the case of O. FJ,
Johnson, plaintiff, vs. Bertha D.
Gilman and William McCaleb, de
fendants In the amount of $1500,
with plaintiff given foreclosure ti
tle to all of lot 6, block 1 of Ayers
fourth addition to the City of Hepp-
Conflrmation of sale was given In
the case of Joseph A. Ausburn,
plaintiff, va Samuel O. Watklns,
Eula W. Watklns, H. L. Moody and
W. T. Addis. E. D. McMillan bid
in the property at $1089.11. In
cluded was WVj of NEV and NH
(Continued on Past Four)