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Volume 52, Number 2.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 21, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
4 TEAMS COMPETE
Two-Weeks Series Starts
Tuesday Between Pick
ed Town Teams.
ANIMALS WILL MIX
Tigers, Ground Hogs, Coyotes and
Beavers Selected; Schedule In
cludes Eight Games.
There's going to be some dirt
flying at Rodeo field when the Coy
otes, Tigers, Beavers ' and Ground
Hogs start mixing it.' Saber teeth
and claws will clash, the hair will
fly, and it's just possible that an
umpire or two may not escape un
scathed. Anyway it's a likely looking pros
pect for a lot of fun when these
four teams of the Heppner twilight
league series start a two-weeks ser
ies of play next Tuesday evening.
Numbered among the animals are
nearly all the male inhabitants
who ever had anything to do with
Captains Clint Rohrer of the Ti
gers, Homer Hayes of the Beavers,
Dave Wilson of the Ground Hogs,
and Jap Crawford of the Coyotes
were named by Al Massey, town
team manager. The prospective
material of the town was scanned
and allotted in what was consider
ed a manner to produce four evenly-matched
A tentative playing schedule was
then drawn up as follows:
Coyotes vs. Ground Hogs, Mar. 26.
Beavers vs. Tigers, Mar. 28.
Coyotes vs. Tigers, Mar. 31,
Beavers vs. G. Hogs, Mar. 31.
Coyotes vs. Beavers, April 2.
Ground Hogs vs. Tigers, April 4.
Championship and consolation
games will be played at later date,
posBibly April 7, unless an outside
team is brought in for town team
competition on that date prior to
the Wheatland league opening.
All games will start promptly at
5 o'clock, and will be run for Ave
innings. No admission will be charg
ed except for the championship
game, when 25 cents a head will be
levied to take care of baseballs and
other expense. The roster of the
four clubs is announced as follows,
though anyone who may have been
overlooked is invited to report to
Al Massey, who will se that he is
signed up with one of the squads:
TigersClint Rohrer, Gay Ander
son Sr., Ray Massey, L. Van Mar
ter Sr., Ray Ferguson, Don Turner,
Wrex Langdon, Gay Anderson Jr.,
Beavers Homer Hayes, L. Win
ter, Bill Massey, L. Gilman, Walt
McGhee, Jim Drlscoll, Claude Pe
vey, H. Gaily, Jim Farley, Joe Bel
anger. Ground Hogs Dave Wilson, Rod
Thomson, Lowell Turner, Dr. Tib
bies, Merle Cummings, Bill Mc-
Roberts, Clarence Hayes, Riley
Munkers, C. Sprouls, Harold Gen
Coyotes Jap Crawford, L. Van
Marter Jr., Glen Hayes, Al Massey,
Gene Ferguson, Mark Merrill, Ed
Burchcll, Richard Hayes, John An-
glln, Jess Main.
Heppner Out in Lead
In Telegraphic Shoot
Heppner-Pilot Rock trapshooters
registered a perfect 75 for the sec
ond consecutive Sunday at last
Sunday's shooting to take the lead
in the Oregonian telegraphic trap-
shooting tournament then in its
third round. Dr. A. D. McMurdo,
Luke Bibby and John Lane each
broke 25 straight on their first
string for the team score. The lo
cal club has suffered but one defeat
to date, that in the first round,
.Three more weeks of the competi
tion remain before the closing date,
A feature of Sunday's shooting
was the dropping of but one bird
by the five man squad in which the
local team scores were made. Dr.
J. H. McCrady also went straight,
while Chas. Latourell dropped his
25th bird, making a score of 124 out
of a possible 125.
Final Dividend Checks
Come to F. & S. Bank
Disbursement of checks covering
the final dividend payment to de
positors of Farmers and Stock
growers National bank began Mon
day afternoon from the office of L.
L. Gault, receiver. These checks
complete payment in full to all de
positors, cover 30 percent of the to
tal deposits at the time the bank
closed, 70 percent having already
In mHklng announcement recent
ly of the final payment, Mr. Gault
expressed appreciation of the good
record made by the bank, beJIeving
It to be one of few, If not the only
bank In the northwest to pay Its de
positors In full on liquidating.
BIG MEET AT LEXINGTON.
Lexington lodge, I. O. O. F., was
host last evening at Leach Memorial
hall to a largo number of visitors
from neighboring lodges. The sec
ond degree was conferred upon a
class of 15 candidates provided by
Lexington, lone and Heppner lodges.
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Work is progressing rapidly on
the new county road which is be
ing built up the north fork of Black
Horse canyon. There has never
been a county road there although
the farmers living In that commu
nity have tried for many years to
get such a road built. This road is
needed badly as the old road, with
Its inumerable gates to be opened
and closed has always caused great
inconvenience to the people of the
community as well as others using
The Lexington Home Economics
club met at the home of Mrs. Merle
Miller on Thursday afternoon.
Plans were made for serving at
the Pomona meeting to be held in
Lexington on April 6. The club
voted to contribute fifty dollars to
the grange hall building fund.
Those present were Laura Rice,
Bertha Nelson, Bertha Dinges,
Vashti Saling. Alta Cutsforth, Beu
lah Nichols, Mary Smith, Bernice
Bauman, Anne Miller, Tena Scott,
Margaret Leach, Trina Parker, An
na Smouse, Emma White and Pearl
Devine. The grange hall committee
also met at this time to make more
definite plans for the building of
the new hall. At the close of the
meeting the hostess served clam
chowder and coffee.
Ralph Jackson has been quite
busy renovating the building for
merly occupied by the Leach store,
getting it ready to open his hard
ware Btore which will be known as
the Jackson Implement company.
Mr. Jackson has the agency for In
ternational Harvester company's
equipment and repairs.
Mrs. Elsie Beach and Miss Dona
Barnett attended the Red Cross
meeting in Heppner Friday eve
ning. Miss Alida Bigelow, field rep
resentative from San Francisco,
was present and addressed the
The Boy Scout cup has arrived
and is on display in the trophy case
at the school. This cup was pur
chased by Lexington grange and
at the end of the year will be pre
sented to the Boy Scout who has
the best achievement record.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves, ac
companied by Miss Gladys Graves,
spent Sunday with relatives at
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
were business visitors in Walla
Ralph Jackson is driving a new
International "pick-up" which he
The next meeting of the P. T. A.
will be on Wednesday, March 27,
at the schoolhouse.
A card party will be given In the
high school gymnasium On Friday
evening, March 29. Both bridge
and 500 will be played. The public
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan
have returned to their home at
Cherryvllle af let a week's visit with
relatives In this city.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. D.
Campbell last week were Mr. Camp
bell's sister, Miss Margaret Camp
bell' of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Camp
bell s sister, Miss Margaret Peter
son of Beaverton. On Wednesday
Mrs. Campbell and her guests mo
tored to Pendleton.
Mrs. Sylvanus Wright and her
daughter, Mrs. Glenn Gale, spent
the week with relatives in The
Dalles and Portland.
Mrs. Roy Johnson accompanied
her sister, Mrs. C. P. Brown, to
Walla Walla Friday.
John Miller spent last week in
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Pettyjohn
and daughter, Mrs. Harold Sherer,
of Morgan were visitors in this
city on Tuesday afternoon.
Ray McAlister, Earl Warner,
Ralph Leach, Elmer Hunt and Paul
Nichols motored to Pendleton on
Thursday evening to attend a meet
ing of the Purple Circle. Mr. Hunt,
Mr. Leach and Mr. Nichols were
Initiated into the order.
Mrs. Nancy McWaters is visiting
with her sister, Mrs. J. E. Gentry.
Mrs. Mae Burchell and Mrs. .Opal
Ayers of Heppner motored to Hood
River Tuesday to take Mrs., J. G.
Johnson of this city there for med
Mr, and Mrs. McCabe of lone
spent Sunday In Lexington visiting
with their daughter, Miss Jessie
Among other improvements made
in the Barnett store recently Is a
new vegetable counter which they
installed last week.
L. E. Dick oMthe Standard Oil
company was down from Heppner
Tuesday installing Flamo stoves for
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and Mrs. R.
Mr. and Mrs. George Glllis are the
proud parents of a 7-lb. boy born
at Portland on Wednesday, March
13. He has been named Vincent
LeRoy. We notice that George's
hat isn't big enough for him since
he returned from Portland.
Mrs. J. E. Gentry, who has been
ill at a hospital In Heppner for sev-
eral weeks, returned to her home
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hunt of Hepp
ner were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh Shaw Sunday.
F. A. McMahon, state police of
ficer of Arlington, was a business
visitor In this city Monday after
Mrs. Adella Duran Is quite ill at
the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J. D. Boyd of The Dalles and W.
J. Hoffer of Arlington, Pacific Tele
phone and Telegraph company em
ployees, were business visitors in
this city Tuesday afternoon.
Peggy Warner is spending her
spring vacation with her parents,
Mr, and Mrs. Earl Warner.
(Continued on Pag Four)
Clifford E. Jones Was
Early Eightmile Settler
C. E. Jones, 71, for many years
a resident of the Eightmile commu
nity, passed away at his home in
Newberg last Saturday. He first
came to this county as a young man,
18 years of age, settling with his
parents in Eightmile, where he fol
lowed wheat farming until the fall
of 1919 when he removed to New
berg, his home until death.
Clifford Ellsworth Jones was born
at Pleasant Plain, Iowa, February
14, 1864, the eldest son of James H.
and Nancy L. (Nicholson) Jones.
He died March 16, 1935, aged 71
years, one month and two days.
On February 14, 1889, he was united
in marriage with Elizabeth Shar
retts Ashbaugh, to which union
seven children were born. Mrs.
Jones preceded him in death a little
more than a year ago.
The near relatives left to mourn
his death are his mother, Mrs. Nan
cy L. Jones of McMJnnville; two
sisters, Mrs. M. L. Ashbaugh of Mc
Minnville, and Mrs. Fred Akers of
Eightmile; one brother, Gilbert
Jones of Yakima, Wash., and the
children, LeRoy A. Jones of Mon
tesano, Wash., R. Vernon Jones .of
Irrigon; Mrs. Cleve Adkins of New
berg; Vane E. Jones of Spokane,
Wash.; Elton B. Jones of Portland;
Mrs. J. C. Forkner of Multnomah,
and Ivor T. Jones of Niwberg.
Mr. Jones visited in Heppner last
"Family Living" Meet
Coming Here. April 5
"If anyone doubts that Oregon
families are improving their houses,
even when it is impossible to spend
much money, they should talk with
men and women who are attend
ing the county conferences," says
Miss Clarabel Nye, state leader of
Home Economics Extension, who is
to be on the program for the sec
ond annual conference on Family
Living, which is to be held in Hepp
ner on April 5 from 9:45 a. m. until
4:00 p. m.
This conference, which Is being
arranged by County Agent Belan
ger, is one of a series of twenty
four meetings being held In the
state during March and April. All
men and women Interested in hous
ing improvement are invited to be
present throughout the day. Va
rious house plans adapted to this
county will be shown and explained,
and materials and supplies for In
expensive interior housing improve
ments will be exhibited. Miss Nye
will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 on the
subject "Inexpensive housing iifi-
provements for better family liv
ing." Miss Nye is a member of the
state rural housing committee for
the Federal Housing Administra
tion, and is in charge of the Home
Economics Extension program in
Other speakers on the program
are Mrs. Azalea Sager who will dis
cuss 'When the family buys shoes,"
and County Agent Belanger. Regis
tration begins at 9:45 and the pro
gram will begin promptly at 10:00
Educators to Convene
At La Grande on 30th
The annual conference of teach
ers and school executives located In
the eastern part of the state is
scheduled for La Grande on March
30. This annual conference Is one
of the most important held In east
ern Oregon, and its growth over a
period of years indicates the fact
that it is filling a need for such an
Each year pedagogues gather here
from all parts of eastern Oregon to
hear educational leaders discuss
plans and methods In use in school
and class room. This year State
Superintendent Dr. C. A. Howard
will appear and discuss the most re
cent legislation affecting school dis
tricts. On the same program will
appear Dr. Grayson Kefauver, dean
of the school of education of Stan
ford university, and in addition
many of the educational leaders of
the eastern part of the state.
The conference lasts during one
day only and is held at the Eastern
Oregon Normal school, which acts
as host for the assemblage.
SCHEDULE CHANGE OUT.
An improved main line schedule
is announced by Union Pacific be
ginning April 1, when train 20 will
be changed to train 14 to be known
at the Pacific Limited, and its time
speeded up for faster service east.
The new train will operate on ap
proximately the same running time
as the Portland Rose. It will pass
Arlington at 12:55 p. m. In an
nouncing the new service, A. S. Ed
monds, assistant traffic manager,
said: "The service will be speeded
up between local points and Port
land as well as offering greater
convenience for eastern trave. The
Rose, which leaves Portland In the
evening, arrives in Chicago In time
for morning train connections for
the East, while the Pacific Limited,
leaving Portland In the morning,
will arrive In Chicago for evening
HOI J) QUILTING TARTY.
The Add-A-Stltch club quilted
all day Tuesday at the home of
Dodrie Gentry on Jones street, with
pot luck dinner at noon. Present
were Mrs. Snyder, Gladys Gentry,
Elsie Cowlns, Zella DuFault, Lydia
Martin, Ethel Clark, Dodrie Gen
try, Mynn Albert, Grace Shoun,
nutn Anglln, Jennie Booher, Ber-
nice Bauman, Lela Cox, Lulu Hanna
and Kelly Gentry. The next all day
meeting will be at the Albert home
with two quilts on frames.
10 OPEN APRIL 14
Senator Steiwer Heads
Baseball League; Six
Teams to Vie.
LIVELY MEET HELD
10-Game Schedule Planned; Ama
teur Standings Protected; lone,
Fossil, Blalock Get Openers.
Hon. W. H. Steiwer of Fossil,
state senator, will preside over the
destinies of the Wheatland baseball
league for 1935, the season for
which will open April 14. Steiwer
was elected president at the organ
ization meeting in Condon last
night at which the opening date
was also set, with representatives
present from all the towns partici
pating, Heppner, lone, Arlington,
Fossil, Condon and Blalock.
Blalock was regranted the fran
chise held last year by Umatilla,
having been a participant in the
league for several years before.
Other officers named were Les
Rhinehart, Fossil, secretary-treasurer,
and R. B. Ferguson, Hepp
ner, vice-president Frank Hollen
and Johnny Baker of Condon are
the retiring president and secretary-treasurer.
The opening games of the ten
game schedule will open April 14 at
lone, Fossil and Blalock, with Hepp
ner at lone, Condon at Fossil, and
Arlington at Blalock. Each team
will play the other teams twice,
once at home and once away from
home, with games held each Sun
day, bringing the close of the sea
son on June 16.
A large attendance and much en
thusiasm marked the organization
meeting which voted the use of any
standard official baseball, posting
of $2Q entrance fee before the first
playing date, and elimination of all
The post money after deduction
of league expenses will be split 80
20 between the two high teams at
the close of the season. Each team
will pick its official umpire whose
name will be submitted to the lea
gue directors before the opening of
Elimination of paid players was
decided upon to come under ama
teur regulations, ai that the ama
teur standing of any high school
students participating will not be
jeopardized. The league represent
atives expressed the belief that the
only way baseball playing can be
stimulated in small towns is to en
courage the younger home players,
giving as their opinion that the day
of imported paid players is passe.
Fred Misener, Fossil director, was
detailed to arrange the playing
schedule which will be mailed to
each director for approval as soon
R. B. Ferguson, director, Al Mas
sey, team manager, Rod Thomson
and Jap Crawford attended the
meeting from Heppner. P. J. O'-
Meara, director, and Frank Lundell
were present from lone.
Census Shows Increase
In Farms of County
Preliminary count of the farms
In Morrow county January 1, 1935,
shows a total of 632, as compared
with 628 on April 1, 1930, according
to a report just released by Ellis H.
Edgington of Bend, district super
visor of the 1935 census of agricul-
tire, u. S. department of commerce.
The 1935 figure was given as pre
liminary only, and is subject to cor
NEW TEACHER IS EMPLOYED.
Miss Phyllis Pollock, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jones and a re
cent graduate of Oregon State
Normal school at Monmouth, has
been employed as third grade teach
er in the local schools to begin her
duties Monday. So far this year,
the first, second and third grade
work has been divided between two
teachers, Miss Mildred Peregrine
and Mrs. W. O. Dix. Adding the
new teacher was made possible
through state funds, with only 20
percent of the extra expense to be
stood by the district, said Edward
F. Bloom, superintendent, in mak
ing the announcement. The heavy
work in the three lower grades will
be greatly facilitated by the extra
help, he said.
LAD HURT IN FALL.
Donald Gilliam, young son of L.
L. Gilliam, is suffering from an ab
dominal Injury received when he
fell from the woodshed at home
last Monday. In the fall the lad
landed on his abdomen against a
plank, which appears to have re
sulted in internal injury, though
there was no apparent external
bruise. Peritonitis is reported to
have set in and he is In quite crit
CATCH NICE BASS.
D. A. Wilson and Wilson Bayless
fished the sloughs of the Columbia
In the north end of the county Mon
day afternoon for bass. Mr. Wilson
was the only successful angler, but
he landed a couple of six pounders.
beautiful samples of the species. It
was great sport, he said.
Mayor Tom Barnett of Lexington
was a uusiness cauer in me cny
Sarah C. Brown, Pioneer,
Passes; Came Here in '87
Sarah C. Brown, 87, passed away
at her home in this city Tuesday
following a lingering illness due to
advanced age. Funeral services
are being held at 2 o'clock this af
ternoon from All Saints Episcopal
church, with an Adventist minster
from College Place, Wash., officiat
ing, in charge of Phelps Funeral
home. Interment is being made in
Mrs. Brown, mother of Orville
and Harry Brown of this city, has
resided in Heppner since 1905. With
her husband, John P. Brown, and
family she came to Morrow county
in 1887 from Nebraska, and until
moving to town the family home
was made on the farm in Black
horse canyon near Heppner.
She was born February 14, 1848,
at Wintersett, Iowa, to William and
Sarah (Wright) Gentry, and was
married at that place January 14,
1868, to John P. Brown. Surviving
are the sons Orville and Harry of
Heppner, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth
Starkey who resides in Washington,
and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Harrington,
besides eight grandchildren and six
great grandchildren. Mr. Brown
preceded her in death several years
Mrs. Brown's interests were large
ly confined to the home and church
during her long residence here. She
was ever a kind neighbor and loyal
rriend, highly respected by all who
TALK BEFORE CLUB
Lions Hear Federal Aid for Edu
cation Discussed; State Con
vention Plans Told.
Two members of Heppner high
school's debating squad that Satur
day evening placed fourth in the
district contest at Pendleton gave
an interesting sample of their
wares at the Lions Monday lunch
eon. These members, Irvin Perl
berg and Lorena Wilson, respective
ly argued the negative and affirma
tive sides of the question debated
at Pendleton, "Resolved, That the
Federal government should adopt
the policy of equalizing public ele
mentary and secondary education
throughout the nation by means of
annual grants to the several states."
Mr. and Mrs. Norville Martin,
The' Dalles, and Loy M. Turner,
Long Beach, Cal., were club guests.
Mr. Martin, a member of the exec
utive committee for the state Lions
convention to be held in The Dalles
early in June, told of plans for the
conventon and said Heppner was
being considered as one of two
clubs expected to stage model
luncheons for the event.
J. L. Gault, receiver for local
banks, announced the start that af
ternoon of disbursement of final
dividend checks for Farmers &
Stockgrowers National bank which
would pay depositors in full.
The passage of senate bill 189,
permitting the federal government
to purchase timberlands in the state
was told by S. E. Notson. This bill.
supported by the club, was desired
because it might assist in inducing
the government to take over the
area in the Willow creek water
shed which must soon be disposed
of in the course of liquidation of
the First National bank of Hepp
ner. Mr. Notson commended the
action of J. L. Gault, receiver, in
protecting the interests of the city
and county in the sale of the prop
erty. Dr. Richard C. Lawrence, min
strel director, reported all details
well in hand for the B. P. W.-Lions
variety show being held tonight and
tomorrow night at the gym-auditor
The joint meeting of Lions and
Professional Womens club, post
poned from last Monday, will be
held the coming Monday evening
at the hotel.
Hedrick Back at Head
of Medford City Schools
E. H. Hedrick, former superin
tendent of schools here, has com
pletely recovered from a year's ill
ness and ha3 resumed his duties as
superintendent of the Medford city
schools, according to a dispatch in
the Ashland Daily Tidings of Mar.
12. In the Medford system are two
men also formerly with the schools
here who received mention in the
item as follows: "C. G. Smith,
Medford high school principal, who
acted as superintendent during
Hedrick s absence, returned to re
sume his position at the school
Paul Menegat, who had been acting
in that capacity, took up his new
duties as principal of the Junior
DISTRICT MEET SLATED.
Heppner Business and Piofes
sional Womens club laid plans a
their meeting at Hotel Heppner
Monday evening for entertaining
the district convention here on Ap
ril 14. Lucy Rodgers, Elizabeth Dix
and Jeanne Huston compose the
committee in charge of program. A
mothers and daughters banquet on
May 7, discussion of fashion show to
bo held by high school home econ
omics class at Star theater first
week in April, and laying plans for
a tennis court were other features
of the meeting. Leta Humphreys
was detailed to look for the tennis
court site. Elizabeth Dix, Jose
phine Mahoney and Eula McMilla
were named on the nominating
committee for election of officers to
be held In April.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Mrs. Earl Morgan with her son
Bobby and her daughter Earline
were visiting relatives in town last
Sunday from their home on Rock
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ball are mov
ing into their town house from the
ranch near Jordan Siding where
they have lived for several years.
The ranch where they have been
living will be operated by Ralph
Word has been received that Mrs.
Laxton McMurray has recovered
from her recent operation sufficient
ly to be moved from the hospital at
Hood River to the home of her
friend, Mrs. Westover, in that city.
She hopes to be able to return to
her home here soon.
Four tables of bridge were at
play at the Women's Topic club so
cial meeting at the home of Mrs.
Omar Rietmann last Saturday af
ternoon. Spring was in the air as
the prizes, etc., proved. The prize
for high score won by Mrs. Bert
Mason was a garden basket and
tools, and a consolation prize of
garden seeds was won by Mrs. H.
D. McCurdy. Refreshments were
served. Hostesses were Mrs. Omar
Rietmann, Mrs. Elmer Griffith, Mrs.
Henry Gorger and Mrs. Lana Pad
berg. A nice crowd attended the mo
tion picture, "Oliver Twist," shown
at the school gym last Wednesday
evening. There were two or three
other features on the program
which was given as a benefit for the
Mr. and Mrs. William Bergstrom
are the parents of a son born In
Portland last Wednesday, March 13.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Blackwell of
Monument are the guests of their
daughter, Mrs. Dan Long. They
expect to be here, for several weeks.
Bobbie Cason of Arlington spent
the week end at the Padberg ranch
on Rhea creek.
Mrs. J. H. Blake, Keithley Blake
and daughter Betty Nelle visited
relatives here over the week end.
On their return to Kinzua they
were accompanied by Ted Blake
who has employment there .
Art Turner of Waitsburg, Wash.,
arrived in lone Sunday for a visit
George E. Tucker of Echo has
been given and has signed a con
tract as superintendent of the local
school for the coming school year.
Mr. Tucker taught here for four
years prior to this year.
Mrs. Roy Brown spent the week
end at her home in Hermiston.
Mrs. Dixon Smith entertained in
honor of the fourth birthday of her
son Bruce on Tuesday. Several
small guests and their mothers en
joyed the afternoon. Refreshments
of birthday cake and jello were
Mrs. O. G. Haguewood spent a
few days in town to have help in the
care of her infant son who has
whooping cough. She was able to
return home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clell Rea are the
parents of a nine-pound son born
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Swanson on Tuesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Smith and
children spent Sunday in Kinzua
at the home of Mr. Smith's sister,
Mrs. Dan O'Hara.
Mrs. Wallace Mathews who has
been employed in Heppner the past
few weeks was forced to return
home on account of illness. She
suffered an attack of flu from which
she is now recovering.
The high school student body will
have an entertainment and carni
val in the gym next Friday evening,
March 22. A small charge will be
made for the program which will
be followed by a carnival.
Louis Bergevin moved his tractor
to Gibbon last Saturday where he
will do some spring seeding as soon
as the weather permits.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peterson are
the parents of a nine and one half
pound son born at the Heppner hos
pital on Sunday, March 17.
Mrs. Louis Bergevin attended a
recital at St. Joseph s academy on
Sunday afternoon. Her daughter,
Betty, played a piano solo on the
Mr. and Mrs. Atherton who have
spent several weeks at the Bergevin
ranch have moved to Gibbon where
they will live on a farm.
About twenty members of the I
O. O. F. and Rebekah lodges of
lone drove to Pendleton last Thurs
day evening to attend a meeting of
the Purple Circle. Those from lone
who were initiated Into Its myster
ies were Mrs. Lana Padberg, Mrs.
Victor Rietmann, Miss Rosa Flet
cher, Walter Bristow, Norton Lun
dell and Milton Morgan.
Members of Bunchgrass Rebekah
lodge visited the Heppner lodge last
Friday evening. The Heppner lodge
conferred degrees on two candi
dates of Bunchgrass lodge.
Mrs. E. J. Bristow was hostess
to the Home Economics club of the
Cecil grange last Friday afternoon,
Art Stefan! will farm the Dia
mond T ranch owned by the late T
GRAND OFFICER TO VISfT.
Associate Grand Conductress Ha
zel Ingram of The Dalles will be
honor guest of Ruth chapter. Order
of Eastern Star, at the chapter
meeting tomorrow evening. Initia
tion and refreshments are on th
evening's program for what is plan
ned to be one of the chapter's big
gest meetings for the year.
Sam McCullough suffered a par
alytic stroke the first of the week
from which he had not regained
consciousness today, and hopes for
hla recovery were despaired of. He
is under the doctor s care in town,
VARIETY SHOW ON
AT GYM TONIGHT
B. P. W. and Lions Offer
By Home Talent.
25 CAST IN MINSTREL
One-Act Plays Will Provide Diver
sity; L. Edwin Beach Is Fea
tured Tenor Soloist.
Ridiculous nonsense and elevat
ing inspiration will be the bill of
fare tonight and tomorrow night
at the gym-auditorium when the
Business and Professional Womens
club and the Lions club will present
their Variety Show. Dark hued
natives of Alabama, Tennessee and
Carolina, with latest song hits from
the "Great Wnite Way" are head
lined for the heavy comedy stuff,
while the best theatrical talent of
the city will be seen and heard in
some of the more serious parts.
The first attracton will be "The
Valiant," a one-act play starring
Clarence Bauman as Warden Holt,
about 60; Frank Nickerson as Fa
ther Daly, the prison chaplain; Bert
Evans as James Dyke, the prisoner;
Mildred Peregrine as Josephine
Paris, the girl, about 18, and Wil
liam McRoberts as Dan, a jailer.
TVieners on Wednesday," anoth
er one-act play, comes second. Cast
in the various roles are Mae Doher
ty as Mrs. Foster; Ellis Thomson
as Mr. Foster; Shirlie Brownson as
Marian Foster; Crocket Sproula as
Jack Foster, and Josephine Ma
honey as Madame Castinelli.
Bert Evans and Miss Brownson
are the play coaches.
Dr. Richard C. Lawrence's Min
strels, with 25 performers (including
the dark-skinned southern gentle
men) will conclude the perform
ance. Featured soloists to be pre
sented include L. Edwin Beach, of
Lexington, tenor, who needs no In
troduction to Morrow county resi
dents, and John Anglin, bass.
Paul M. Gemmell will officiate as
interlocutor, and end men who will
sing solos as well as make somei
startling exposes, include (Mose)
Gay Anderson Jr., (Prancing Sam)
Kills Thomson, (Amos) Ray P. Kin
ne, (Handsome Bill) Blaine E.
Isom, (Black Boy) Joe Belanger,
and (Mushmouth) Dr. Richard C.
In the chorus are C. W. Barlow,
Dr. Raymond Rice, John Turner,
Earl Gordon, Logie Richardson,
Spencer Crawford, Jap Crawford,
Don Allstott, Dean Goodman, Jr.,
Frank Turner, Frank Nickerson,
Matt Kenny, Billy McCaleb, John
Anglin, Crocket Sprouls, Estes
Morton, L. Edwin Beach, Gerald
Cason, Billy Cochell, Norton King,
and J. O. Turner.
Dr. Lawrence is the minstrel di
rector Miss Juanita Leathers, mu
sical director and accompanist, and
Dr. L. D. Tibbies, property mana
ger. The curtain is scheduled to rise
at 8 o'clock each evening and popu
lar admission prices of 35 and 20
cents are announced.
Fire at Barratt Farm
Consumes Light Plant
Fire which started from the elec
tric light plant razed a garage and
shed in which the plant was located
at the J. G. Barratt farm on Hinton
creek about 8:30 o'clock Monday
evening. The building was insured
for $250, but the light plant was a
complete loss. Its value was esti
mated at $400.
The city fire deparment and a
large number of volunteer fighters
and spectators responded to the
alarm and kept the flames from
spreading to the house and barn
close by. Chemicals from the fire
truck were used to subdue the
flames, but the building was too far
gone to save. The Are disrupted a
dinner party of the Barratt's, at
tended by a number of their town
Plan District Meeting
To be Held Here April 4
The American Legion Auxiliary
held their regular meeting Tues
day evening at which time pl(ns
were discussed for the district con
ference to be held here April 4. A
definite program has not been com
pleted but it is expected that Mrs.
Gunn, Mrs. Mclnturff and Mrs.
Christopherson, departmental and
district officers, will be present.
Watch the papers for final an
The Auxiliary also decided to
hold their annual Easter Monday
Ball, April 22.
Following the business meeting a
social hour was enjoyed and dainty
refreshments were served by Mrs.
Dick Wells and Mrs. Cyrene Bar
ratt, hostesses for the evening.
GUEST SPEAKER COMING.
Miss Avis Lobdell of Portland,
member of state speaking staff for
League of Women Voters, will be
guest speaker next Monday evening
for a joint banquet of the Business
and Professional Womena club and
Lions club. Lions and ladies and
B. P. W. members and escorts will
participate In the affair at Hotel