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    . ..trr0RlCAt. SOCIETY
Volume 50, Number 34.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FOR $193,836 COME
Activity Stirred by Rush
of Farmers to Receive
Their Payments.
Money Represents Parts Due on
1933, 1934 Crops; $60,000
More Yet to Come,
Morrow county is feeling a con
siderable impetus to business with
the arrival of $193,836 in wheat al
lotment checks last Friday and Sat
urday. With the arrival of the
checks there was a general influx
of wheat farmers to the city to re
ceive them, and Friday and Satur
day were two of the busiest day
Heppner has seen for some time.
The $193,836 represents the
cents a bushel balance due on the
1933 allotment, and 20 cents a bu
shel first payment on the 1934 allot
ment, though It is not the entire
amount due on these payments, the
county allotment committee an
nounces. Some $60,000 is still due
to complete the payments.
Considerable disappointment was
evidenced by some farmers who
called at the county agent's office,
disbursement headquarters, to find
no check at all awaiting them. Oth-
ers received only their last part of
the 1933 payment and not the 1934,
others got their 1934 portion but not
the part due for 1933, while still
others got their quota for both
years. Just why the checks ar
rived in this manner, the commit
tee was not prepared to say, but it
was believed the balance would not
be long in coming.
The payments for 1933 and 1934
were made in separate checks. As
for 1933, part of the 1934 allotment
payment is withheld until after
compliance has been made with the
government's reduction program
for next year's crop.
Many of the checks were not long
in getting into circulation, as evi
denced by the purchase of new
cars and general activity in the
business life of the community.
The sheriff's office reports consid
erable of the money to have been
applied on taxes.
This county was among the first
in the state to receive the wheat
allotment payments being disbursed
at this time.
The allotment payments, made
from the proceeds of the processing
tax on wheat, do not come as a gift
to farmers, it is pointed out. The
payments are the farmers' compen
sation for taking a required amount
of their acreage out of production,
and represents adequate payment
for the wheat which would have
been raised had they harvested this
Total payments for Morrow coun
ty will total close to $750,000 at the
expiration of the 1935 contracts,
last of the payments slated.
Pioneer of Butter Creek
Well Known in Heppner
Mrs. O. F. Thomson, familiarly
known by old-time friends here as
"Grandma" Thomson, pioneer resi
dent of lower Butter creek, died at
her home Sunday night. She was
the oldest pioneer of the Echo re
gion. Funeral services were held
from the Echo Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mrs. Thomson was the wife of
the sheriff who served Umatilla
county from 1868 to 1872. She was
born In New York state, August 13,
1852, and came with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Atwood, across
the plains in 1863. They settled on
what is now the Stanfleld ranch
and she was married to Mr. Thom
son May 21, 1867. The following year
her husband was elected sheriff and
their home was made at Umatilla,
then the county seat
During his tenure of office a group
of daring pioneers determined to
move the county Beat to Pendleton,
and when they arrived to purloin
the records Mrs. Thomson cooked
breakfast for them, for she and her
husband were in favor of the
change. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson
lived in Pendleton until the expira
tion of his term of office, after which
they returned to Butter creek,
where she had lived ever since.
Mis. Thomson was president of
the Pendleton Pioneer club. She
Is survived by the following chil
dren: Asa Thomson, Republic, Wn.;
Mrs. Lucy M. Jarmon, Mrs. Phoebe
Bartholomew, Allen Thomson, Mrs.
Rillu Allen, all of Echo, and Sloan
Thomson, who made his home with
his mother. Sheriff Thomson died
in 1909.
News of the death of Ray W.
Holtberg, who died Sunday In Port
land, is carried by the dally press
this week. He will be remembered
as assisting in establishing the re
ceivership of the local banks, and
afterwards was appointed receiver
for the Stockgrowers and Farmers
National bank at Wallowa. He is
survived by his widow, a daughter
und two sons, He was 36 years of
Herman Neilson, Rood canyon
farmer, was in town Tuesday, re
porting growing prospects quite
good in his vicinity.
SSFal news
Election Forecast
Debt Decreasing
Pension Amendment
Salem. Voters who have been
waiting to see which way the polit
ical winds were blowing before
making up their minds on the gu
bernatorial candidates have found
themselves caught up in a veritable
whirlwind of conflicting opinion.
As the campaign enters its clos
ing days the outcome is as much in
doubt as it was a month ago. If
there is one thing upon which the
political prognosticators seem to
agree it is that the ultimate result
will depend largely upon the vote
in Multnomah county; that is, any
plurality which either of the three
leading candidates will pile up in
the out-state counties will be so
small as to be off-set by a plural
ity for one of the other candidates
in Multnomah county.
impartial observers who have vis
ited eastern Oregon during the past
two weeks give the republican can
didate a slight edge over his two
rivals in that section of the state.
Dunne, they say, will carrv Des
chutes, Grant, Lake, Malheur, Mor
row, Sherman, Wasco and Wheel
er counties. Martin, these same
observers admit, will run his repub
lican opponent a close second east
of the mountains with Baker.
Crook, Gilliam, Harney, Hood. Riv
er, Jefferson and Umatilla counties
listed in the camp of the democrat
ic standard-bearer. In only three
counties of the second Congression
al district does Zimmerman seem
to have any prospect of a plurality.
These are Union, Wallowa and
Klamath, the latter county being
conceded to the Progressive candi
date on the strength of the Mahoney
Zimmerman, whose strength is
believed to lie largely in the Wil
lamette valley, Is expected to carrv
Clackamas, Polk and his own coun
ty of Yamhill. He is also reported
to have strong followings In Clat
sop, Columbia, Douglas, Lincoln
and Tillamook counties with fair
prospects of a plurality in those
Martin seems to have the advan
tage in Marion county in spite of
its overwhelmingly republican com
plexion, and is said to be out ahead
of his rivals in Jackson, Linn and
Coos counties.
Dunne will unquestionably carrv
centon county, noted as a strong
hold of dyed-in-the-wool republi
canism and appears to have an ad
vantage in Curry, Josephine, Lane
ana Washington counties.
Assuming- that this forecast Is
fairly accurate Dunne would seem
to have a slight advantage in the
number of counties listed under his
banner at 13, compared to 11 for
each of his opponents. On the ba
sis of population and registration,
however, the forecast leaves the
outcome as much in doubt as ever.
The forecast, it will be seen.
makes no attempt to predict the re
sult In Multnomah countv which
still remains the battleground of
tne campaign with all three candi
dates claiming the advantage there.
However, it must be remembered
that any attempt to forecast the re
sult of a political contest In this age
of independent voting when party
nes mean little or nothing, is nec
essarily the wildest kind of a guess,
based only on surface indications
nd without the benefit of anv in
formation as to what the great mass
or voters are thinking or how they
will mark their ballots when they
enter the election booths on next
Sales of hard liquor through state
stores and agencies up to Septem
ber 30 amounted to $1,673,424.16,
according to a report of the Liauor
Control commission. These sales
have been made to 64,548 holders of
liquor purchase permits of whom
50,025 are residents of Oregon and
14,513 non-residents. Of the $1,
673,424 paid for hard liquor by the
ultimate consumers $1,207,480 was
passed on to the consumers for
supplies; $129,983.57 represents ov-
rhead expenses, including salaries
of employees, and $326,209.61 rep
resents profits of the liquor division
for the six month period of opera
Total profits of the liquor control
commission to Sent. 30. amount to
$598,673.42. In addition to the prof
its or tne liquor division the com
mission rejorts profits of $184,415.
79 from the revenue division and
$88,047.32 from the licensing divis
Unquestionably an attempt will
be made to amend Oregon's old age
pension act at the forthcoming leg
islative session. C. H. Gram, state
labor commissioner, has already in
dicated his intention to revive the
old age Insurance plan which he
proposed prior to the convening of
the second special session of 1933,
and which met with favorable re
sponse from many of the law mak
ers. Gram has just completed a
poll of county courts on the pres
ent old age pension and the re
sponse has been almost unanimous
ly unfavorable. Most of the county
judges admit that pensions now
paid are entirely Inadequate and
that to provide a really adequate
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Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hughes of
Umaplne were in the city on Tues
day, coming in from the Butter
creek ranch of their son, Edwin
Outside Speakers and Delegates
Slated for Annual Christian En
deavor Conference, Banquet.
Many prominent out-of-town
speakers besides a large number of
delegates are scheduled to attend
the annual conference of the Colum
bia Christian Endeavor union to be
held here tomorrow, Saturday and
Sunday. Miss Juanita Crawford of
Athena, an officer of the union and
teacher last year in the Heppner
schools, arrived Sunday and has
been assisting in local arrange
ments which will include entertain
ment of visitors at various homes
of the city and a banquet in the
Christian church parlors Saturday
Among outside speakers slated
on the program are Hugh McCal
lum, minister of the Milton Church
of Christ; "Jimmy" Cornelison,
long-time missionary to Umatilla
and Warm Springs Indians; Hulda
Anderson and Dr. McPherson of La
Grande, and Dr. Walter Myers,
state field worker for the Christian
The first meeting will be held to
morrow evening at 8 o'clock. Ses
sions will be held Saturday after
noon and evening, and Sunday
morning and evening.
Gilbert Kilpack of Portland will
be song leader for the conference
session, with Ruth Geibel of La
Grande, piano acompanist. The
banquet theme will be "Transmit
ters" with Ellis Scott as toastmas
ter. Claude Pevey of Heppner is
president of the union. State offi
cers to be present are Rev. Walter
L. Meyers, Eugene, state counsellor;
Wilma Eddy, Cascade Locks, state
vice-president; Hulda Anderson, La
Grande, state life work recruit su
perintendent; Dr. J. L. McPherson,
La Grande, state evangelism super
intendent; Juanita Crawford, Athe
na, state junior superintendent;
Doris Lieuallen, Adams, state young
people's superintendent, and Mrs.
F. B. Ritchie, Freewater, regional
A special session for junior en-
deavorers is slated to begin at 2
o'clock, Sunday afternoon.
District Grand Officer
Tells Program of Elks
An "acts of kindness" campaign
and a movement to make America
safe for Americans, were given by
R. H. Windishar, district deputy
grand exalted ruler, B. P. O. Elks,
who made his official visitation to
Heppner lodge last Thursday eve
ning, as the two outstanding aims
of the order for the year. Mr. Win
dishar was accompanied by K. A.
Hartzell, a fellow member of his
home lodge at McMinnville. In
itiation and refreshments were part
of an enjoyable evening in which
many of the lodge members parti
cipated. Jas. G. Thomson, Jr., ex
alted ruler, presided.
In the acts of kindness campaign
it is the object to have every Elks
lodge sponsor some good deed be
fore it adjourns on each regular
meeting night A nation-wide
broadcast telling of this work will
be given at Intervals by Michael F.
Shannon grand exalted ruler. Con
certed efforts by all Elkdom to ov
ercome communistic and all other
un-American propaganda was given
as the aim of the second movement
which has been staunchly upheld
by the grand exalted ruler in his
public addresses.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin were
in the city Monday from the lone
section. They returned from a deer
hunt the day after the close of the
season, in possession of a 177-pound
buck. One of the unusual things
that happen on a deer hunt was re
lated by Fred. Ho and Rood Ekle
berry were hunting in the same
vicinity. Fred knew Rood's loca
tion a ways to one side of him, and
having had no luck for some time,
started over to have a chat. He,
had gone but a short distance when
he espied a buck standing with his
head on one side of a tree and his
rump protruding from the opposite
side. He immediately drew up,
waitjng for the buck to move out
for a shot. When the buck moved
from behind the tree, he shot. Si
multaneously Rood shot from his
position on the other side. Both
men were waiting for the deer to
move, neither knowing that the oth
er had seen the animal. The buck
collapsed in a heap with both shots
taking vital effect, Fred's hitting
the animal in the front shoulder
and Rood's breaking Its back. Rood
got to the animal first, so his tag
was applied. This animal had the
most beautiful spread of horns.
Fred said, he ever saw. He weighed
loo pounds.
John Gaunt reported last evening
receiving a telegram announcing
the death of his brother, Bernie
Gaunt, in Montana, and verifica
tion of the report was brought to
town this morning by Virgil Cow
drey who had just returned from
Montana. Bernie, one of the oldest
sheepshearers in Morrow county in
point of service, had gone to Mon
tana earlier in the season for the
shearing there and had remained
to work with sheep. Most of his
life was spent in this county, where
he had followed the sheepshearing
trade for some forty years. He was
also known as an expert hunting
guide. He had been suffering poor
health for several years. The place
of burial was not learned.
Rev. Ralph Hinkle Says
Love Biggest Basis in
Address to Lions.
Non-Sectarian Movement Based on
Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness
and Love, Recommended.
The real object of life is fellow
ship. This, in simplified terms, was
the definition of Rev. Ralph Hinkle,
episcopal minister of Pendleton,
who spoke before the Lions club
Monday noon luncheon. "The ob
ject of life is fellowship with God
nd with ones fellow man," the
speaker said.
He gave his views of the things
on which he believed felowship to
be founded as fear, pleasure, self
interest and true love of humanity,
with tne only lasting fellowship be
tween men founded upon the latter.
Fellowship of the gangster is a
classic example of fellowship
founded upon fear, he said. The
gangster is held to the gang thru
threats upon his lite made by the
gang leader. Such a fellowship is
broken up when the cause of fear
is removed.
Bridge clubs, golf foursomes, and
numerous other associations were
cited as fellowships built up thru
pleasure. Such fellowships are us
ually restricted in numbers and are
broken up when the members no
longer receive pleasure from them.
The speaker saw in service clubs
an element of pleasure, also an el
ement of self-interest the element
which causes man to seek fellow
ship to advance business or personal
interests. More predominant, how
ever, he believed to be the fellow
ship built on love, evidenced by the
clubs' rcord of service to their com
munities and to suffering mankind.
When a club continues to meet
week after week with good attend
ance, there must be more to the fel
lowship than pleasure and self-in
terest, he said.
He upheld the Oxford movement
in religious circles a non-sectarian
movement as a long step toward
a firmer fellowship among the peo
ples of the world. ' The only re
quirement for affiliation with this
movement is to pledge one's life to
the principles of absolute honesty,
purity, unselfishness and love as
taught by the gospel of Jesus Christ
the speaker said.
The Lions will meet next Mon
day, and thereafter, at Hotel Hepp
ner and in moving from the I. O.
O. F. hall they made a gift of ap
preciation to Mrs. Ada Cason who
has served the club's luncheons
since it was organized four years
ago. Mrs. Cason made appropriate
E. R. Fatland of Condon, candi
date for state representative, was
introduced a3 a guest and made a
few remarks.
The open season for hunting Chi
nese pheasants, Hungarian part
riges and quail in Morrow county
closed yesterday. Birds of all spe
cies were plentiful throughout the
season, and many outside sports
men joined local nimrods in taking
many nice bags. Local sportsmen
are now enjoying duck and goose
hunting on the Umatilla and Col
umbia rivers, the season being open
on these birds until late next month.
Ownership of Central market
went into the hands of Henry Bock,
one-time meat market proprietor
here but more recently of Salem,
this week, the sale being made by
C. W. McNamer, owner. Mr. Bock
first came to Heppner in 1894 and
has operated a meat market here at
intervals since. Central market has
been managed the last two years by
Andrew Kelly. Mr. Kelly has not
announced plans for the future.
Wilbur Gourley, who resides out
Skinner creek way, was the lucky
hunter to receive the rifle offered
In the big buck contest sponsored
by Green's hardware store. Gour
ley came In the last day of the sea
son with a 233 pound buck. The
biggest buck recorded in the con
test up to that time was that killed
by Ambrose Chapin which weighed
213 pounds. The weight of the an
imals was taken hog dressed.
C. M. Bentley, examiner of oper
ators and chauffeurs from the of
fice of P. J. Stadelman, secretary
of state, will be in Heppner at the
courthouse next Saturday, Nov, 3,
between the hours of 9 a. m. and 5
p. m. All those desiring permits
or licenses to drive cars should see
Mr. Bentley at this time.
The Rev. Thomas D. Yarnes, D.
D., superintendent of the Cascade
district, will be here tomorrow (Fri-
duy) evening to hold the first quar
terly conference at the Methodist
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston went
out to Eight Mile Sunday where
they enjoyed the big dinner with
old-time neighbors at the N. A.
Clark farm.
Plans Laid for Father-Son Ban
quet and Organization of Club
to Finance Local Troop.
November 13, 14 and 15 will be
known as Scout Booster days in
Heppner, during which time folks
of the community will be made
Boy Scout conscious, it was an
nounced following a meeting of the
executive committee Monday eve
ning. Two principal events of the
week will be the annual fathers and
sons banquet and the organization
or a Boy Scout booster club.
The banquet will be held Tues
day evening, the 13th, at the Chris-
tian church. Special entertainment
will be provided, and an outside
speaker will be procured. Robert
Hayes, scout executive for the Blue
Mountain council, will award ad
vancement badges. Tickets will be
sold at $1, admitting father and
son, or one man and one boy. Scout
committeemen in charge of this fea
ture are E. F. Bloom, Dean T.
Goodman and J. O. Turner in
charge of entertainment, and C. J.
D. Bauman, Earl Eskelson and
John Anglin in charge of banquet.
The idea of the booster club was
conceived to put the local scout or
ganization on a sound financial ba
sis. Memberships will be sold at $1
for individuals and $2.50 for bus
inesses. Individuals will be given
a card in recognition of their sup
port of the scout work, and business
firms will be issued placards-. The
booster club plan for financine Bov
Scouts has been successfully em
ployed at other places, and the lo
cal executive committee believes it
will meet with the aDDroval of
Heppner folks. Committee chair
man J. D. Cash will have charge of
this plan and will be assisted hv
the entire committee.
Elk Season Will Open
Monday; Rules Given
With the avowed purpose of pro
moting clean sport and systematic
ally reducing the elk herds of east
ern Oregon to the carrying capacity
of the range the state police, the
state game commission and the
United States forest service are co
operating to handle effectively the
elk season of November 5 to 11, in
clusive. Bag limit has been set at one bull
elk with horns. Open territory for
elk hunting Includes all of Baker
county except that portion lying
southwest of the John Day river;
all of Wallowa county north of the
base line and west of the Imnaha
river; all of Union and Umatilla
and Union counties except approxi
mately 20,400 acres in the Conklin
Springs area known as the Mt. Em
ily game refuge; that portion of
Grant'lying north of the middle
fork of the John Day river and
"st of the Pendleton-John Day
The three organizations of the
state police, state game commission
and United States forest service are
acting in close cooperation to make
this year's elk season a success
from every standpoint. The forest
service calls attention to the fact
that from a total of some 3,400 in
1924, elk in the opened area have
increased to approximately 13,000.
"This heavy increase of elk In the
five counties of Oregon," states E.
N. Kavanagh, assistant regional
forester, "is severely taxing the
carrying capacity of the range.
Even where livestock has been re
moved, there is not enough feed
for the increasing number of elk.
The forest service feels that some
corrective action is necessary to
protect both the range and the
game, and to insure that the de
mand upon the range will be held
to that consistent with its protec
tion and continued productivity."
It is pointed out by Kavanaeh
that repetition of the occurrences of
last year's elk season In the indis
criminate and wasteful killing of
elk in certain areas will not be pos
sible this year if the close cooper-
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Ezra M. Wilson of Medford,
M. W. Grand Master, A. F.
&. A. M. of Oregon, will make his
official visitation to Heppner lodge
No. 69 Saturday evening, Novem
ber 3. All members of the order
are urged to be present. Members
of lone lodge No. 120 have been in
vited to attend. Refreshments will
be served following the meeting.
Jack E. Allen, mayor of Pendle
ton and candidate for the position
of state senator from Morrow, Uma
tilla and Union counties, was in the
city Saturday in the Interests of his
candidacy. He found considerable
encouragement among friends in
this county.
Frank Roberts was displaying
the white head of a Chinese pheas
ant killed on the hunt one day this
week. Such white-headed pheasants
are rare. They are said to be the
result of a cross with white leghorn
From 11 to 12 p. m. Monday, No
vember 5, the Republican State
committee will sponsor a broadcast
over stations KEX and KOIN. Make
your arrangements to listen In. You
will find the program very worth
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Clark
Given Big Surprise Party
Some fifty or more of the friends
and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. N.
A. Clark of Eight Mile, came in on
them Sunday, bearing well filled
baskets of eats, and taking them
completely by surprise. Mr. and
Mrs. Clark, who have been residents
of that section for many years, have
given up the old home place, and
on Monday departed for Bend,
where they will look over a ranch
proposition and may decide to lo
cate there, but this is not definite
ly settled, and they may return to
Morrow county and find another
place here. In anticipation of their
departure the neighbors made up
the surprise, and brought just loads
or good eats, which were spread
before the company and greatly
enjoyed. There was turkey, chick
en, lamb and all the necessary flx
in's and feasting was the order for
some hours, while a general good
social time was had. Those pres
ent were:
Mr. and Mrs. Tilman Hogue and
son Earl, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pe
terson and children, Mrs. Emily
.reck and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Harley Anderson, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Grabill, Mr. and Mrs. A. M,
Huston and childen, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Huston, Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Huston, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hus
ton and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lud
kins, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Anderson,
Miss Norma Gibbs, Joyce Carlson.
Myrtle Green, Carl Peterson, E. L.
oung, Norman Griffin, Frank Bar
low, Evan, Noel and Mvron Rill.
Maurice Edmundson and Mr. and
Mrs. Clark and daughter Bettie.
Bids Will be Let Today
For Finishing Spray Rd.
The last link in the Heppner-
Spray road will be all the same as
closed today when bids will be let
for grading and surfacing the un
completed portion between Hard
man and Chapin cvreek, according
to the promise of the state high
way commission. At least three
different firms of contractors have
had estimators on the project this
week, preparatory to submitting
bids. Included were the firms of
Saxton & Looney and Rhodes &
Dillard who have had contracting
jobs on the road before.
Allotment of funds to the amount
of $40,000 was made for this work
by the highway commission several
months ago, and at the same time
an additional $8,000 was allotted
for a new bridge across Rhea creek
at the Rugg place. It has not been
learned here whether or not the
bridge contract will be let today.
At least four coyotes less remain
in the timbered regions of the hin
terland to molest sheep flocks, fowl
and deer as a result of the deer
hunting season which closed last
Thursday. F. B. Nickerson account
ed for three of them and Dr. A. D.
McMurdo for one. Nickerson was
out deer hunting when he glimpsed
a brown object tear out of the
brush and up the mountainside.
His first thought was "a buck."
But it was soon revealed to be a
coyote, and he dropped it in its
tracks. Hardly had he dropped it
when a second animal of the same
species came out from about the
same spot. It attempted to clam
ber up a rock cliff, and also fell easy
prey to his markmanship. There
was evidence that the coyotes had
been feasting on meat. He cut one
of them open to find hastily chewed
hunks of meat and hair in the
3tomach. The evidence was plain,
and he immediately sought the
source from which the animals
came to see if there might not be
others. He tracked them back and
jumped a third, which he dropped
on the fourth shot. The he sought
out the carcass of the animal on
which the coyotes had been feed
ing. It was a hapless doe which
some hunter had felled and left
Dr. McMurdo was also out hunting
when a doe tore past him. On its
heels was a coyote to which the
doctor's gun boomed a knell of
death. Both Nickerson and the doc
tor landed bucks in the course of
their hunts.
The monthly meeting of the
Christian Womens Missionary so
ciety was held at the parlors of the
church Friday afternoon, at which
time they were honored by a visit
from two state officers, Mrs. Merl
Sanders of Albany, state president,
and Mrs. Ella Day of Eugene, su
perintendent of young peoples'
work. These ladies were on their
return home after attending the na
tional convention of the Disciples of
Christ at Des Moines, Iowa, and
were visiting a number of eastern
Oregon points. They gave inter
esting accounts of the convention.
A feature of Friday's meeting was
the tea given by the ladies and the
gathering in of funds they had
earned to assist in the return of
Miss Goldie Wells to the African
mission field. Each member pres
ent had raised 60 cents in honor of
the 60th anniversary of the mis
sionary work of the women of the
church at large, and they told how
the money was earned. The usual
devotional and business sessions
were held.
Mrs. Sanders is an old acquaint
ance of Mrs. E. R. Huston of this
city and the ladies enjoyed a very
pleasant visit.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spec
ialist of Pendleton, will be at the
DAY, NOVEMBER 7th. Hours
1:00 to 6:00 p. m.
No Opposition Now Ap
pears for City Offices;
Election Tuesday.
Republican Candidate Holds Ad
vantage, Though Campaign
Dull; SneU Strong.
The withdrawal of W. C. Cox from
the race for mayor, leaving W. W.
Smead unopposed for that office,
was the major development on the
local political horizon this week,
with only four days remaining until
voters go to the polls to mark their
ballots next Tuesday. As the sit
uation now stands there is only one
candidate for each of the city of
fices to be filled, so no contests
Three full time councilmen are
to be named with the names of R.
B. Ferguson, Jeff Jones and P. W.
Mahoney appearing for the places.
C. W. McNamer is the lone candi
date for the council post to fill the
unexpired term of C. W. Smith,
filled till election time by Spencer
Crawford. E. R. Huston and W.
O. Dix are the candidates for recor
der and treasurer, respectively.
In the election of county officers,
only one contest appears, that be
tween L. W. Briggs and Raymond
H. Turner for treasurer. Geo. N.
Peck is the only regular candidate
for commissioner, though this pa
per has received rumors of a cam
paign to write-in the name of G. L.
Bennett J. J. Wells is unopposed
for assesor, the only other office to
be filled.
Outside political dopesters say the
governor's race hinges on who will
carry Multnomah county, placing
Morrow county in Dunne's column.
The race is said to be between
Dunne, Martin and Zimmerman.
There has been little above-surface
activity here in the governor's
campaign, Dunne being the only
candidate to make a public address
in Heppner. Martin visited the city
for a few hours. Zimmerman ap
peared before a grange meeting at
Boardman and was represented
here in an address by Roy Hewitt
ihere is a greater visible follow
ing for Dunne, but how much of
an inroad into the normal republi
can vote has been made by the
Martin and Zimmerman campaigns,
only the voting will tell.
The total registered vote for the
county is given at 2118, so that this
county will probably have little ef
fect upon any of the races for state
For secretary of state every in
dication points to Morrow county
turning in a heavy majority for
Earl W. SneU of Arlington, whose
wide acquaintance here combined
with his fine reputation as speaker
of the house of representatives,
gives him every advantage over
Horace E. Walter. Walter, Corval
lis man, made one public address in
Heppner, but little has been heard
of his candidacy.
Nothing has been heard what
ever of the candidacies for other
state offices here, and Gram for
labor commissioner, and Howard
for superintendent of public instruc
tion, having good records of service.
will probably receive the endorse
ment of local voters.
The race between Upton and
Pierce for congress is conceded to
be a dead heat in this county, with
forces of both men active.
For state senator, R. E. Bean of
Freewater and Jack E. Allen of
Pendleton, are having a warm little
battle, and there is a chance that
Morrow county may play a large
part in deciding the outcome. At
least indications point to that be
lief by the candidates, both of whom
are making a last minute bid for
votes here.
A little upset in the state repre
sentative race took place recently
when the democratic central com
mittees nominated Paul Lynch of
Mitchell to oppose J. O. Turner and
E. R. Fatland, the regularly nom
inated candidates, with two to be
elected. How Morrow county will
vote on the men from the other end
of the district is not clearly indi
cated, though Fatland is given a
good edge by virtue of his having
been in the race through the pri
maries. He was in town Monday
and Lynch is here today, both
making a last minute acquaintance
ship with local voters. Turner
should have a big edge in his home
county, as to turn him down would
mean the election of two representa
tives from the other end of the dis
trict, leaving this county in the cold.
Most of the activity on the meas
ures in this county has been by op
ponents. The grange, while endors
ing the power bill carrying its
name, has expressed opposition to
the tax limitation measure. The
healing arts constitutional amend
ment has had no open support here.
E. R. Fatland of Condon, repub
lican candidate for one of the two
representative positions from Mor
row, Gilliam, Sherman and Wheel
er counties, was in Heppner Mon
day greeting the people here. He
found general support of his can
didacy and was encouraged over
prospects of his election.