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Volume 52, Number 38.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
State Director Vocational
Education Work Is
LOCAL SCHOOL GOOD
Supt Bloom Fays Tribute to Mark
Twain; Grade Boys Glee
"Our work aims to equip 96 per
cent of the high school girls of the
state in the art of homemaking,"
Miss Bertha Kohlhagen, director of
home economics with the state de
partment of vocational education,
told Lions at their Monday noon
Juncheon, "Even though a large
number of girls enter other voca
tions, the ultimate objective of most
In its work of training girls in
homemaking, the home economics
division of the vocational education
department is attempting to give
igirls a similar service as is gven
boys through Smith-Hughes work.
The girls' work is assisted by federally-administered
funds which may
be obtained by high schools whose
ihome economics departments have
the necessary qualifications. Only
ihome economics schools of the
highest rating are eligible, Miss
She was a guest of the club while
in the city to visit the home econ
omics department of the high
school, and accompandying her as
a guest was Miss Leone Rockhold,
dn charge of the local department.
iMiss Kohlhagen complimented the
work of the local school highly, and
Bald she hoped next year to be able
to report Heppner among the cities
having a first class home economics
department and entitled to full fed
Observance of the 100th anniver
sary of the birth of Mark Twain
was marked by a tribute given by
Edward F. Bloom, school superin
tendent Mr. Bloom said the works
of Samuel Clemens, whose pen
name was Mark Twain, were not
appreciated by contemporary liter
ary critics, but rather were ridiculed
and it was not until after the fa
mous journalist-author was greet
ed with acclaim In Europe that his
works really became recognized as
literary gems. Europe was ahead
of Clemens' native country In rec
ognizing his genius.
While Clemens lived through the
Civil war, he did not participate in
the combat. From It, however, he
undoubtedly gained the impressions
which led to his writing a philoso
phy of war, which the speaker told.
It was while editing a newspaper
that Clemens wrote of war as be
ing to nobody's liking when the
first rumblings are heard, but that
Boon a flood of progapanda stirring
the emotions, of the people sweeps
the country firing them with a de
sire to fight and then everybody
is in favor of war.
Miss Juanita Leathers, grade
school music director, presented her
boys' glee club as a special program
feature that was much enjoyed.
Native of County Here
With Visiting Gideons
The five business men of Port
land who had charge of the morn
ing service at the Methodist church
last Sunday were A. E. Roy, lead
er; Otis Smith, singer; Mr. Hyder,
who also sings; Mr. Dupont and Mr.
Mr. Derrick was born here 48
years ago, moving to Malheur coun
ty when he was three. He grew up
to be a cowboy and knew other rid
ers from here, among them the
Matlocks, Jonses and Nobles. The
town of lone was named after one
of his sisters. Although he had a
praying mother, he himself became
an Infidel. He finally drifted into
Boise and one night at a hotel,
through a Gideon bible found God
and salvation. A good attendance
was out to hear and enjoy them
and they are hoping to return Boon
to our city for another service.
Local Creamery Ships
30,000 Lbs. of Turkeys
W. Claude Cox, manager Morrow
County Creamery company, reports
receiving 30,000 pounds of turkeys
for the Thanksgiving market for a
Portland wholesale concern. Mor
row county farmers were paid
$7000 for the birds.
Among the shipments was one
truckload reported as the best load
of birds ever shipped into the Port
land market, according to word of
the wholesale house, Mr. Cox said.
These came from the John McDev
itt flocks at Pilot Rock. Mr. and
Mrs. McDevItt made the largest
single delivery of birds, a total of
803, for which they received $3007.
JOE GREEN IN V. O. BAND.
Joe Green, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alex Green and a former member
of the Heppner school band, Is hold
ing a regular berth with the Uni
versity of Oregon band as a fresh-
man. He made the trip to Seattle
with the band last week end, and
E. F. Bloom and party enjoyed a
visit with him. Joe plays the sax
WOULD EQUIP GIR
USED TOYS SPREAD
CHEER AT CHRISTMAS
Will your old toys help to make
someone happy this Christmas?
The local Boy Scout troop In
tends that they shall, if you will
but cooperate with them by
leaving word at the school where
such toys may be found.
It is the intention of the boys
to pick up such old toys as may
be found, to put them in good re
pair, and to redistribute them at
Christmas time among children
of the community who might
otherwise be slighted by Santa
Claus. For the work they are
establishing a workshop at the
school under the direction of
Claude Pevey, scoutmaster.
The project being undertaken
here is similar to that carried on
successfully In other parts of the
country, and is being largely un
dertaken by Boy Scouts every
where. . Portland firemen have
done such good will work for
several years, playing Santa
Claua in this manner to hun
dreds of grateful children.
If you have any old toys that
may be mended and used, won't
you let the Boy Scouts know of
Outlook Report to Have
Big Place in Wheat Meet
Pendleton. Questions of vital in
terest relating to the future pros
perity of eastern Oregon will be
discussed and later reported on
from an authoritative standpoint at
the coming annual meeting of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league here
December 6 and 7, according to
Mao Hoke, Pendleton, president.
Unlike the usual organization in
convention, the wheat league never
takes any action unless the subject
has been analyzed and reported on
by committees. The result has been,
says Hoke, a uniformly high type
of reports and resolutions adopted
in the past
This year's convention will be even
more notable in that respect and
will afford greater opportunity for
growers attending to gain first hand
information on the subjects of cur
rent interest because of new county
and state arrangements for advance
study of the subjects to come up.
In line with the state and nation
al movements to check up on. coun
ty agricultural outlooks and oppor
tunities, the wheat league is serv
ing as the agency to head up this
study in the Columbia basin grain
growing section. Information and
preliminary findings are being gath
ered by county committees appoint
ed weeks ago. These county reports
will be assembled here on Thursday
before the opening of the general
meeting the next day, and prelim
inary state reports will be prepared
for consideration by the convention.
As the convention proceeds these
state reports will be brought up for
consideration by all those present
rather than leaving all of them to
the final session when many dele
gates have gone home.
Specialists from Oregon State col
lege are cooperating with growers
and county agents in plans and
preparation of material for this
ninth annual meeting of the league,
Just as they are in the county out
look conferences In other parts of
Following are the members of the
four major committees now at work
In Morrow county:
Weed Control and Soil Conser
vation: Oral Scott, Lexington,
chairman; Joe Belanger, Heppner,
secretary; Sam Turner, Heppner, J.
J. Wightman, Heppner; Terrel L.
Benge, Heppner; Otto Nelson, lone;
Oscar Rietmann, lone; F. S. Parker,
Heppner; Louis Marquardt, Lex
ington. A. A. A., Finance, Taxation and
Legislation: George Peck, Lexing
ton, chairman; Henry Smouse, lone;
J. O. Turner, Heppner; Lee Beck
ner, lone; C. E. Carlson, lone;
Glen Jones, Heppner; O. M. Kin
cald, lone; Lawrence Redding,
Heppner; Joe Belanger, Heppner,
Production, Handling and Mar
keting: O. W. Cutsforth, Lexington,
chairman; Harvey Miller, Lexing
ton; R, B. Rice, Lexington; Chas.
Marquardt, Lexington; Frank Sa
ling, Lexington, Bert Peck, Lexing
ton; Ralph Jackson, Lexington;
Bill Doherty, Lexington; Joe Belan
ger, Heppner, secretary.
Transportation and Rural Elec
trification: Bert Johnson, lone,
chairman; O. E. Peterson, lone,'
vice-chairman; Joe Belanger, Hepp
ner, secretary; Lawrence Beach.
Lexington; Joe Devine, Lexington;
E. C. Heliker, lone; Henry Baker,
lone; D. M. Ward, lone; M. J. Fitz-
patrlck, lone; Chas. McEIligott,
lone; Al Troedson, Morgan.
GLENN McFERRIN TASSES.
The death of Glenn McFerrin,
who lived in Heppner for several
years as a boy and young man. and
who entered the service from here
at the time of the World war. was
told in an item In the Portland press
this week. He died at the Veterans
hospital in that city on the 13th.
His mother and brother, Guy, who
also entered the service from here,
reside at Sheridan. Glenn was
gassed In the war, and had been an
Inmate of the veterans' hospital
much of the time since leaving the
C. M. Bentley, examiner of op
erators and chauffeurs from the of
fice of Earl Snoll, secretary of
state, will be at the court house in
Heppner next Saturday from 10 a.
m. to 4 p. m. All those wishing per
mits or licenses to drive cars are
asked to get In touch with Mr.
Bentley at that time.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
A meeting was held at the school
house Friday afternoon to organize
for the annual Red Cross roll call.
Wm. D. Campbell, superintendent
of the Lexington school, is the Red
Cross chairman for this district. He
appointed the following committee
chairmen to assist him. with the
work of the drive: Mrs. Harry Din
ges,,Miss Dona Barnett, Mrs. Geo.
Peck, Mrs. A. F. Edmondson and
Mrs. Charles Marquardt
The Lexington Home Economics
club will hold a special meeting next
Tuesday afternoon to get things in
readiness for the annual bazaar
which will be held at Beach's store
on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Most of the youngsters who have
been absent from school on account
of mumps have been allowed to re
turn but during the past few days
several others have contracted the
disease and it seems now that it will
be some time before the attendance
is back to normal. Among those
who are out this week are Wendall
Fulgham, Leonard Munkers, Albert
Edwards, Carl Marquardt and one
of the Way children.
Mr and Mrs. Vernon Scott, Ver
non Warner and Charles Schriever
were In Portland over the week end.
Orville Cutsforth made a business
trip to Seattle and Portland last
Miss Merle Oarmichael accompan
ied Mr. and Mrs. Harry Turner to
California last week. She expects
to be away about two months.
Mrs. J. G. Johnson returned Sat
urday morning from Corvallis and
Astoria where she spent the past
six weeks visiting relatives and
Harry Schriever Is a visitor in
Portland this week.
Mrs. Earl Warner and Mrs. Lou
Broadley have returned from Cor
vallis where they have been visiting
Mrs. Casha Shaw returned Sun
day morning from a two months'
trip to Seattle, Portland, Salem,
Medford and other places of Inter
est She reports a most enjoyable
and interesting trip, having visited
many relatives and old-time friends
while she was away.
Edward Rice was a Pendleton
Miss Betty Skyles was a week
end' guest of Miss Juanita Leathers
Harry Duvall received word on
Tuesday morning that his father,
B. F. Duvall, died Monday evening
at St Joseph, Missouri. Mr. Duvall
did not attend the funeral although
his brother, Crockett Duvall, for
merly of Sand Hollow who now re
sides at Nyssa, left immediately up
on receipt of the news. Mr. Duvall
made a trip to Missouri a few
months ago and spent several weeks
visiting his father.
John Carroll returned Tuesday
evening from Portland where he
has been for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Allie Peck are the
parents of a nine-pound son, Rob
ert Lloyd, born Monday at the
home of Mrs. Ada Cason in Hepp
ner. Arthur Darling and W. J. Boyd
of The Dalles and W. J. Hoffer of
Arlington who are with the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph company,
were visitors at the local exchange
Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hoffer,
who has been lineman for this dis
trict for several years, has been
transferred to Oswego and will
leave soon to take up his duties
there. He will be succeeded here
by Mr. Higgs.
Vernon Scott and Vernon War
ner left for Portland Tuesday morn
ing to bring back a new Plymouth
which they have sold to I. J. Van
Schoiack of Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Swift have
gone to San Mateo, Cal., to visit
Bill Duran of Heppner was a bus
iness visitor here Tuesday.
Harvey Bauman purchased a
new Plymouth from Scott & War
ner the first of the week.
Mrs. Julia Cypert is visiting her
orotners, W. F. and T. L. Barnett.
Mr. and Mra Carl Whlllock and
daughter of Heppner were guests
or Mrs. Whillock's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Breshears, Sunday.
Carl Allyn of lone was a business
visitor in this city Tuesday.
Arthur Ashlnhust of Cecil is
spending a few days with his moth
er, Mrs. Emma Ashlnhust
School will be out Wednesday
afternoon, after the Thanksgiving
program, for Thanksgiving, vaca
tion, and will take up again next
Doris Klinger, Kenneth Klinger,
Laurene Fulgham, Bill Van Winkle,
Jamie Peck and Edith Edwards
were absent from school last week.
Mae Edmondson and Juanita Da
vis were guests of Bernlce Martin
The girls are practicing clogging
under Miss Smith, and plan to give
two dances In the Thanksgiving
The grade school pupils have
started taking gym work on Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday. The
girls are taking clogging under Miss
Skyles and the boys are playing
basketball under the direction of
Carl Marquardt. Edmond Ful-
gl'am and Jean Rauch are absent
from school with the mumps.
Don't forget the senior class play,
"The Phantom Bells," to be given
In the high school audltolum on
Friday evening, December 6.
The high school boys are prog
ressing rapidly with basketball and
have most of their games scheduled
Six weeks' tests are being given
this week just prior to the Thanks
The seventh and eighth grades
The Most Prominent
Bird in America Today
MEET GOV. HOWELL
WITH LICENSE NO. 1
In some states automobile li
cense No. 1 each year is reserved
for the governor of the state, and
it may be that Vinton Howell of
Heppner will be greeted as gov
ernor of Oregon when he dis
plays that numeral on his license
Howell, employed with Blackburn-Jones
Motor Co., was the
"lucky guy" in the drawing held
in the secretary of state's office
this week in which low numbers
were allotted, entitling him to
plate No. 1. The chance system
has been in vogue in this state
for several years as an incentive
for motorists to get license ap
plications in early. The secre
tary's office reported good re
sponse this year.
Feed Loans Available
Through County Agent
Of interest to livestock men of
the county is the announcement
that a certain amount of financial
assistance for purchase of feed will
be available through the Emergen
cy Crop Loan office. Applications
for these loans can be made out at
the county agent's office.
Loans for the purchase of feed
can be used only for this purpose
and must in no case exceed $10 per
month for work horses; $4.50 for
dairy cattle; 50c per head for sheep
and $1.00 a head for hogs. Security
for these loans is to be a first lien
on the stock to be fed. Maturity
date for these feed loans is October
1, 1936, and the rate of interest is
54. The final date for applying
for these loans has not been defin
itely set but will probably be
around January 1.
By LUCILLE FARRENS
The ladies of the community are
preparing to quilt a quilt which
is to be raffled off in the near fu
ture. The proceeds are to be used
for Christmas treats. Donations
are also being received at the post
office from those who do not wish
to or cannot assist with the quilt.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Batty, Miss
Alta Stevens and Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Hams were Heppner shoppers last
A WPA crew is at work on the
Dead Man Hill grade with J. B. Ad
ams as supervisor.
'Constable Jerry From Fulton
Ferry" is a three-act farce comedy
which will be presented by the
young people of the Christian En
deavor in late December.
Walter Farrens is spending a
while with home folks.
Mrs. Ellen Ashbaugh who is ill
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Frank Glasscock, in La Grande, is
reported to be some improved. Mrs.
Ashbaugh's many friends were sor
ry to hear of her illness.
Lester Ashbaugh was a visitor
here a few days last week from
The members of the local orders
of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs en
tertained their members and friends
at a turkey dinner last Saturday
evening. A very pleasant evening
was reported by an attendinf.
Miss Dolly Farrens was a visitor
In Heppner last week end. .
ELKS' MEMORIAL DEC. 12.
The annual Elks' memorial ser
vice will be conduoted Thursday
evening, December 12, in conjunc
tion, with the regular meeting on
that date. A special program Is be
ing arranged and an invitation will
be extended the public to attend.
have organized an English contest
for the use of proper English. The
fifth and sixth grades have had one
organized for several weeks. The
losing side has to treat the winning
side to a party. The captains ol
Mr. Newton's roo mare Irvin Rauch
and Erma Scott In Miss Skyles'
room the captains are Bunny Bre
shears and Dunne Johnson.
Grand Jury Reports
Only One True, Bill
One true bill was the only action
on criminal matters by the grand
jury dismissed Saturday by Judge
C. L. Sweek after being in session
three days. Grand jurors were
Ralph Jackson, foreman; John
Bergstrom, H. E. Cool, Frank
Shively, A. Vey, J. F. McMillan and
Clyde Denny. The report follows:
"Since out former report, we have
been in session three days. We
nave inquired into all matters per
taining to the violation of the crim
nal statutes of the State of Oregon
committed or triable in Morrow
county, which have been brought to
our attention or of which we had
"We have returned one true bill.
"We have examined the offices of
the County Clerk and Sheriff and,
as far as we can ascertain, find th-
records well and correctly kept We
have examined the county jail and
find that it is in very good condition.
We would recommend to the Coun
ty Court that consideration be giver
to the entrance of the jail and such
change be made, if practicable, as
would make it possible to remove
prisoners from the jail, in case of
fire in the court house, without
having to bring them through the
office of the sheriff.
"We have examined the county
house used In care of the poor and
find it in very good condition and
the inmates well provided for.
Deputy Grand Officer
3Iakes Official Visit
Jesse V. Andrews of La Grande,
district deputy grand exalted ruler
for Oregon-north, B. P. O. Elks,
was greeted at a special session of
Heppner lodge 358 last Thursday
evening. He commended the local
lodge on being in good condition,
and reported general improvement
in condition of lodges in the dis
trict C. J. D. Bauman, P. E. R
presided in the enforced absence
of Harry Tamblyn, E. R., by illness.
The next regular meeting date
falling today, Thanksgiving, it was
announced that the meeting would
be foregone, and the lodge would
next meet Thursday, Dec. 12.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Devin
Feted on 55th Anniversary
The 55th wedding aniversary of
Mr: and Mrs. M. J. evin, pioneer
Morrow county residents of the
Sand Hollow district, was observed
Sunday by a family dinner at the
home of their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Smith. The dinner was prepared
and served by children and grand
children. It was not possible for all
the family to attend, but the occa
sion was enjoyed by those present.
Though well advanced in years,
Mr. and Mrs. Devin continue to
make their home on the farm and
to perform actively many of the
duties of management.
LODGE MEETING SET.
I. O. O. F. lodges of the county
will meet in Heppner next Wednes
day evening when a big time is
slated including Initiation with
conferring of degrees on candidates
from Heppner and Lexington.
Walter Corley was in the city
yesterday morning on business. He
was one of a party of nine hunters
from his district who bagged six
bull elk in the recent season. Other
members of the party were Bert
Mason, Mike Cotter, Harry Yarnell,
Dale Ray, Paul Smouse, Henry
Smouse, Jim McCabe and Lon Mc
Cabe. W. H. French was down town
yesterday from Blue Mountain
farm south of Hardman. He re
ported a real touch of winter at
his place In the recent cold snap,
the thermometer there registering
14 degrees below zero.
Bjr MRS. MARGARET BLAKE
Mrs. Dewey Gibbs and children of
Gresham arrived last Tuesday to be
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ho
bart Helms, for the remainder of
the school year.
Bob Ellington of Portland spent
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner with
Eugene Normoyle drove to Athena
Sunday to be present at the golden
wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley of
that city. Miss Minnie Normoyle
and Eugene sang during the after
noon. Dixon Smith underwent an oper
ation for appendicitis in Pendleton
last Tuesday. He is reported to be
making rapid recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Feldman and Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Denny attended a birth
day dinner in honor of Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers given by Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. McNamer at their home in
Heppner last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Smith motored
to Pendleton last Saturday. Mrs.
Dixon Smith who had been at the
bedside of her husband returned
home with them.
The Past Noble Grand club met
last Friday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Wallace Mathews. Fifteen
members were present. During the
afternoon Mrs. Mathews who is his
torian of the club read the history
of the club from the date of its or
ganization up to the present time.
A benefit card party was announced
to be given by the club in the aux
iliary room of the Legion hall on
Dec. 6 at 8 p. m. Both pinochle and
bridge will be olaved. At the olns
of the meeting the hostess was sur-
prisea wiui a nanaKerchier shower
in honor of her birthday. Delicious
refreshments were served, rwi
other than members were Mrs.
Omar Rietmann, Mrs. H. O. Ely,
Mrs. Delia Mobley, Mrs. Carl Allyn
ana miss Marearet i;iv.
Garland Swanson and Louis Ber
gevin attended the U. of O.-U. of
Washington football game at Seat
tle last Saturday.
Miss Minnie Normoyle who is
teaching in Athena was at the home
of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mra
Lee Beckner on Saturday.
A double-header basketball game
between the town teams and high
school teams at the gym Friday
night resulted in defeat for the
high school girls and victory for
uie nign scnooi Doys.
The junior dance at the nn
hall last Saturday night drew a good
Mrs. Bert Mason. Mra T.nnla vta--
gevin and Miss F.mmar Mnvno,-
were Pendleton visitors Monday.
ine .Home Economics club of
Willows grange held their annual
election or omcers at their last
meeting. Mrs. H. E. Cool was elect
ed president, .Mrs. James Lindsay,
vice-president, Mrs. E. J. Bristow,
secretary, and Mrs. J. P. O'Meara
H. D. McCurHv Wfl.4 n htinln.aa
visitor in Condon Monday.
The Women's Auxiliarv nf th
American Legion post of lone has
secured an orchestra from The
Dalles to play for the benefit dance
which they will give at the Legion
hall next Saturday , night, Nov. 30.
i ne region members are working
on their club room. The rnnm will
be sealed and will be arranged so
uiai it can De opened up with the
auxiliary room for social events,
WillOWS erancfl hplH thpir annual
election of officers at their meeting
in tneir nail at Cecil last Saturday
night. The following officers hav.
ben chosen to serve during 1936:
Master, O. L. Lundell; overseer, J.
v. Kincaid; lecturer, Vida Heliker;
steward. George Krebs: seeretarv.
Mary Lundell; treasurer, Clara
Kincaid; chaplain, Harriet Deos;
gatekeeper, W. G. Palmateer; as
sistant steward, Kenneth Lundell;
Ceres, Dorothy Brady; Pomona,
Helen Lindsay; Flora, Opal Cool;
lady assistant steward. Marv Lind.
say. These officers will be installed
at a joint installation with Lexing
ton in December.
On Saturday evenine. Dec. 7
Willows grange is having a program
with dance and social evening to
which the miblic is Invited.
Larry Londergan went to Kinzua
Erling Thompson is reported to be
maKing satisiactory progress tow
ard recovery from a serious opera
tion performed on his ear in a Port
land hosnital recentlv.
Five members of the Gideons held
services at the Christian church
MISTAKENLY SHOT FOR ELK.
Final day of the elk season in
Grant county was marked by the
fatal shooting of Wm. C. Gibbs,
prominent Long Creek stockman,
reports last week's John Day Val
ley Ranger. Wm. R. Keeton of
Dayvllle by mistake shot Gibbs for
an elk, the report said. He has
been bound over to the grand jury.
The accidental shooting occurred
about 12 miles northeast of Galena
in what is known as the Jump-Off-
Joe section about 11 a. m. Tuesday,
JOSEril STEFANI INDICTED.
Joseph Stefanl of lone, charged
with contributing to the delinquency
of a minor, was indicted by the
grand jury which was dismissed
Saturday. Arraignment has been
set for December 6.
Harry Tamblyn, county engineer,
was able to be at his office Tuesday
for the first time In two weeks. He
was confined at home In the inter
im with an illness following re
moval of his teeth.
Mrs. B. F. Swaggart was a bus
iness visitor In the city yesterday
from the farm In Swaggart buttes.
FIRST STEAM HORSE
on OF MI
Elimination of Friction,
Mastery of Mind Over
THANKS ARE GIVEN
Miners of Iron Bone Yards Give
Death Blows to Monster That
Groaned to Best Years Ago.
Dead, inanimate things rarely
make newa And except for the
quiet generally prevailing over the
Heppner public on the eve of
Thanksgiving, the passing of such
an object might receive a mere cur
sory glance of approval from those
immediately interested and not be
brought to the focal point of public
attention. In the event about to be recorded,
however, there is an appeal to the
Thanksgiving spirit; for in it lies a
story of accomplishment that will
ease the hearts of many. It is a
story of man's mastery over mat
ter and the elimination of friction.
For lo these many years, a large
hulking piece of machinery has
stood in the corner of a vacant lot
on a side street in Heppner. Some
genius quite a few years ago con
ceived it as a farming aid, little
knowing that it was to be but the
hapless bulk of iron which its very
The arrival of the Frankenstein-
lsh monster marked the beginning'
of the tractor era in Morrow coun
ty. Its purchase was heralded as
a tribute to the progressive spirit
of its purchaser, though as in the
case or Fulton's steamboat its
chances of running were looked up
on askance. Like Fulton's boat,
this immense iron horse was pro
pelled by steam, and as did the his
toric vessel, this pioneer tractor
ran. Enough steam could be gen
erated to move the great hulk so
long as obstacles in its progress
were but slight But if the soil was
loose beneath it, or rising ground in
front was to be overcome, then its
inertia proved too great for its mo
tive power. And how could one
whip such an immense, lifeless
thing to greater effort?
Such a monster could not earn
its way, and in due course the sell
er had to reclaim his ware. Puff
ing great puffs of smoke and steam,
as its "in'ards" groaned revolt at
every inch of hard earned progress,
the senseless thing came back to
town to the corner of the vacant
lot where its career as a useful
tool of man ended with a great dy
ing gasp. The date of the demise
little matters. It was quite a few
years ago; long enough that two
generations of youngsters have
tugged at its Immense levers as
And so the thing has stood, de
fying all attempts to move it until
just now as it yields its form, bit by
Dit to sieages or two miners of the
junk yards whose gleeful eyes were
wont to be cast its way. Now, its
hulk is deminishing, and it will soon
have gone "the way of all junk."
Of some little use, it was, as its
hulk gave up a part here and there
through the years to supply a want
of the blacksmith. But as its great
size made too much friction for
practical use, so did its gruesome
form grate upon the aesthetic sense
of residents whose exposure it ob
structed. Children of the neigh
borhood received some joy from it,
but they were wont to throw rocks
at the thing, and when one of these
ricocheted through a neighbor's
window, the dratted lifeless beast
caused more friction.
Though the last puff of steam es
caped when it came to rest upon
the back-street lot the pioneer
tractor of Morrow county was not
really dead. It is slowly dying now,
however, and news of its demise is
cause for thanksgiving, even tho
its offspring, the numerous handy
iron horses of today, are in popular
Set Aside at Salem
Announcement was carried In
yesterday's daily press in a dispatch
covering state supreme court pro
ceedings, that the disbarment order
against P. W. Mahoney, attorney
of this city, had been set aside. The
order was entered two weeks ago.
The regular meeting of the Amer
ican Legion auxiliary has been
postponed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17.
The conference of the Legion and
auxiliary for district 6 is to be held
in Hermiston on the afternoon and
evening of Dec. 3. All members
who can possibly attend this con
ference are urged to do so. State
officers will be there and a worth
while program is promised. The
meeting of Heppner unit to be held
on Dec. 17 will be In the home of
Mrs. Lucy Rodger's, and will be the
annual Christmas party.
TAX TURNOVERS MADE.
Five tax turnovers this month to
talling $22,121.77, were made by
ShorifT C. J. D. Bauman to Treas
urer L. W. Brlggs. Segregations
for the various accounts were being
carried through the accounting rec
ords In the olllce of Clerk Charles
Barlow the first of the week.