SOCIETY U - u , . . i - Volume 53, Number 3. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 26, 1936 Subscription $2.00 a Year 9 CANDIDATES FOUR DAYS 10 FILE Last Chance to Get on Ballot, Mar. 31; Reg istration Up Apr. 15. DEMOS GIVE TICKET Full Slate Named This Week; Con tests Appear; Barratt Only Hope at Salem. Only four days remain In which candidates may file to get their names on the ballot for the May 15 primary election. The final filing date is March 31. Registration books dose April 15, and anyone who did not vote at the last gen eral election in the precinct in which he is now residing should re register. Also anyone who has reached legal age since the last election, and married women whose names have been changed since last voting, must be registered by April 15 in order to vote. This week saw a major develop ment in the election campaign when democrats of the county met and named a full ticket of candidates for local offices. To date no con tests appear on the democratic bal lot for local offices, but voters of the bourbon faith are assured a full list of candidates on their bal lot. Names selected for the various posts are R. B. Rice for judge, Jeff Jones for commissioner, Robert A. Jones for sheriff, Josephine Ma honey for clerk, and Dr. A. D. Mc Murdo for coroner. Most exciting event in the Demo cratic show is expected to be the congressional race. Opposing Wal ter M. Pierce, incumbent, is Clint P. Haight, Townsend endorsee and Canyon City publisher who gained the limelight as a representative at the recent legislative session by asking members of the house "to go home and howl with the coy otes." Jack Allen of Pendleton, re cently resigned state liquor control administrator, is also expected to have his name on the ballot for Pierce's place. In the republican ranks, newest development this week was the an nouncement of J. O. Turner for district attorney, who will oppose Frank C. Alfred, announced last week. Contests now appear in the G. O. P. ranks for judge and clerk. Unopposed candidates so far are C. J. D. Bauman, seeking reelection as sheriff; Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers for county school superintendent, and Roy N?iU for commissioner. Republicans so far announced for judge are G. A. Bleakman, Bert Johnson, Frank S. Parker and Fred Lucas; for clerk Chas. W. Barlow, Paul M. Gemmell and J. Gordon Bucknum. Morrow county's only hope to date for representation at Salem lies In the election of J. G. Barratt to the joint Morrow-Umatilla-Union senatorial post. He is a candidate to succeed himself on the republi can ballot. Barratt completed his filing in the secretary of state's of fice last week upon demand of friends from over the district that he become a candidate. He had de cided before that he could not afford to take the time from his business affairs. So far the only candidates in sight for the two joint representa tives from Morrow-Gilliam-Sher man-Wheeler are E. R. Fatland of Condon and Giles L. French, Moro, incumbents. Both are republicans, Stanley Reavis Takes Position at Arlington Stanley J. Reavis, clerk at Moro for the last four years and a mem ber of the Pacific Power & Light company organization for nine years, was advanced to commercial agent at Arlington on February 15, says P. P. & L. Bulletin. Reavis joined the Pacific organi zation May 15, 1927, as a bookkeep er at Sunnyside, Wash. On Sep tember 10, 1928, he was named clerk at Heppner and on March 21, 1932, as made clerk at Moro. During his service at Heppner and Moro, he learned all phases of the company's activities, handling line trouble in emergencies, service installations, and sales among other aspects. HEALTH MEETING SET. The annual meeting of Morrow County Public Health association will be held next Monday evening In the office of Mrs. Lucy E. Rod gers, county school superintendent, at the court house, .announces Dr. R. C. Lawrence, president. All those Interested In public health work In the county are urged to at tend. STYLE SHOW SATURDAY. Woolgrowers auxiliary 'will stage their spring style show and tea at the parish house Saturday after noon. Style show With program will begin at 2:30 o'clock, and tea will be served from 4 to 6. Admission charge of 25 cents will be made and the public is Invited. TOWNSEND SPEAKER SLATED Eugene Burr is announced as the speaker before the local Townsend club at Its meeting April 16. His subject will be "Transaction Tax, the Business End of the Townsend Movement." MEL HUMPHREYS 60-YEAR RESIDENT Oregon Native Homesteaded In Morrow County In Early Days; Funeral Saturday In Salem. John Melven Humphreys, 81, for more than 60 years a resident of Morrow county, succumbed yester afternoon following a short illness with penumonia. Mr. Humphreys was one of the earliest settlers in this county, taking up a homestead In the Hardman vicinity where he engaged in farming and stockrais Ing. He later acquired land in the Eight Mile section where he con tinued his operations up to the time of his last illness. Mr. Humphreys was born May 10, 1855, at Salem. His father, Wil liam J. Humphreys, and mother, Penelope Jane . (Wilson) Humph reys, were among the first eastern emigrants to the Oregon country. Mr. Humphreys never married. He was respected by all who knew him as a good citizen, industrious and thrifty, and leaves a host of friend3 made during his more than three decades of residence in the county. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary L. Ashly of Salem; and two brothers, William H. Humphreys of Salem, and Harry H. Humphreys of Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services will be held Sat urday afternoon at 1:30 at the Lone Fir cemetery at Salem. IONE By MARGARET BLAKE Mrs. Glen Boyer of Courtrock has been spending the past week here visiting friends. Clifford Yarnell, a student at O. S. C, spent his spring vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yarnell. He returned to school Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger mo tored to Oregon City last Thursday to attend last rites for Charles Al linger held in that city Thursday afternoon. They were joined at The Dalles by their son Alfred who made the trip with them. The party returned to The Dalles that night and Mr. and Mrs. Balsiger returned home Friday morning. Wesley McNabb was a Pendleton visitor last Friday. Mrs. Maude Pointer with her daughter Harriet were In town for a short time Thursday evening en route from their home at Salem to the home of Mrs. Pointer's brother, O. W. Cutsforth of Lexington. Miss Harriet was enjoying a short vaca tion from the Oregon Normal school atMonmouth. Alfred Nelson of Lexington was in town last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake of Kin zua accompanied by Mrs. J. H. Blake visited relatives here over the week end. Relatives have received word from Mrs. J. W. Howk that she is in Portland securing medical at tention for her small daughter Lois who is Buffering from complications following an attack of measles. Willows grange is having an old time dance at their hall in Cecil on April 11. The immediate family of W. F. Palmateer gathered at the H. O. Ely home last Sunday to felicitate him on the 78th anniversary of his birth. A bounteous pot luck din ner was served at noon and the rest of the day spent in. visiting. Those present were Mrs. Earl Morgan ar.J family, the Bert Palmateer family, W. G. Palmateer, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely and Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mathews of Selah, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. John Eubanks and son Donald, Franklin and Elvln Ely and their families, Mildred Lundell, Berl Akers and George Ely. One daughter of Mr. Palmateer, Mrs. Lillie De Shazer of Idaho, was unable to be present. Mr. Palma teer has spent 37 years of his life in Morrow county. The Girls' League of the high school entertained all mothers of high school students with a tea at Masonic hall last Friday afternoon. Miss Mildred Lundell, president, welcomed the guests. A selection by the girls' glee club, a vocal solo by Miss Frances Troedson, a tap dance number by Misses Miriam Hale and Elaine Nelson and a read ing by Miss Bertha Akers combined to make up a program highly en Joyed. Refreshments were served In the dining room. About twenty mothers enjoyed the hospitality of the league. The senior class netted a nice sum from their supper given in connec tion with a free dance at Zinters last Friday evening. A large crowd attended. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corley spent Sunday and Monday In Portland. Miss Freda Anderson, teacher at Morgan, spent the week end at her home in Hood River, Miss Dorothy Arrant was a visit or in The Dalles Sunday. Miss Bcrnlce Ring accompanied Miss Llla Cannon to Pendleton on Saturday. Walter Eubanks was called to Portland Monday by the illness of his uncle, S. E. Moore, who has been In the city receiving medical treat ment. Mr. Moore who was report ed previously as making satisfac- tory progress toward recovery, had (Continued on Page Four) O. E. S. MEETS TOMORROW. The regular meeting of Ruth Chapter No. 32, O. E. S will be held at Masonic hall tomorrow evening, and all members are urged by Mrs. Lena Cox, worthy matron, to attend. s Appeal of County Chair man Answered to Help Raise $100 Quota. BALL CLUB BACKED Proceeds of Donkey Exhibition Given Town Team; Bloom Re ports State Tournament. Reminded by Josephine Mahoney, county chapter chairman, of the $2000 succor given local sufferers in the May, 1934, flood by American Red Cross, Lions Monday endorsed the great humanitarian organiza tion's drive for funds to provide relief to viotims of the great deluge in the east and middle west. Generpus response was urged in the light of reports of 38,000 fam ilies made homeless in eleven east ern states, and a special appeal by President Roosevelt, chairman of the American Red Cross, for $3,000,- 000 to meet the emergency. Mor row county's quota was set at $100, and Mrs. Mahoney launched the drive immediately In Heppner. Good response was reported by time of the Lions meeting at noon. Let ters were mailed to out-of-town points Monday evening. Gordon Bucknum, manager of the town baseball club, appeared before the service organization with an appeal for support, resulting in Lions voting to turn proceeds of the scheduled donkey baseball ap pearance to the baseball club. Qate of the appearance has not been re ceived, but is expected in the near future. The itinerary for the fa mous long-eared Chicago world's fair performers is being made up at Tucson, Ariz., headquarters. Bucknum announced the opening of the Wheatland league season, April 12, with Heppner's opening game to be played at home with lone. He announced that folks of the community would be contacted in the near future to purchase sea son tickets and tickets for the op ening game at which a new Chevro let automobile will be given away. Introduced as club guests were Willard Tubbs, state policeman from Arlington, and Frank C. Al fred, attorney who recently arrived in the city from SJverton. Miss Jessie French" pleased with two vo cal solos, accompanied at the piano by Miss Juanita Leathers. Edward F. Bloom, school super intendent and president of the Ore gon State High School Athletic as sociation, gave a short report of the state basketball tournament which he attended at Salem last week end. Umapine, winner of the class B tournament held here re cently, was eliminated in its first game at Salem, being defeated by Bellfountain of Benton county, champions of the B division. Heppner Water Bonds Bring Premium at Sale Hess, Tripp and Burkhart were successful bidders for the $7000 general obligation bonds of the city of Heppner at the sale Saturday. The Portland bond firm bought them at the rate of $100.18 on the hundred, the bonds to draw 4 per cent interest First National Bank of Portland, the only other bidder, offered a premium of 24 cents on the hundred but asked 4V4 per cent interest. Sale of the bonds was made to provide the city's share of the money in replacing the old wooden pipe in the lead main down Willow creek with steel pipe, as a PWA project City officials consid ered the sale especially good. It is expected authorization will be received soon for starting the work, as all necessary (papers have been forwarded to the PWA office in Portland. Pomona Grange Program Set for Irrigon April 4th Morrow County Pomona grange will meet at Irrigon, Saturday, Ap ril 4. The business meeting will be held before noon, also contest in ritualistic work. After noon the following program, open to the pub lic, will be given: Community singing; talk, "Po mona Grange, what it is and the benefits to its members," Chas. Wlcklander, state grange deputy; Instrumental solo, Don Houghton, Irrigon grange; paper, "Informa tion on lockers, their use in keep ing fresh meats, fruits, etc" Ber tha Nelson, chairman Pomona H. E. C; pantomime, members Wil lows grange; talk, "Taxes," C. J. D. Bauman, sheriff; vocal solo, Mrs. Wm. Graytoeal, Irrigon; discussion of the new agricultural program by a speaker sent by the state grange; accordion solo, Mr. Kruse, Green field grange; report on ritualistic work; musical number from Rhea creek grange. ' SrRAY ROAD OPEN. The Heppncr-Spray road Is now open and will be kept open from now on, reports G. A. Bleakman, Heppner-Hardman stage operator. Tho road was blocked by snow for several weeks beyond the Wheeler county line, and connection was made Monday by the two crews working on the opening. ION ASK AID SUFFERERS Appeal Made to Raise Flood Quota 50 Percent With emergency aid being given 387,000 refugees, and the number still increasing in the east and mid dle west flood areas, national head quarters sent out telegraphic ap peal yesterday for all Red Cross chapters to work to increase their quotas by at least 50 percent, an nounces Josephine Mahoney, coun ty chapter chairman. Morrow coun ty's quota of $100 was raised In Heppner, and Mrs. Mahoney is hopeful that outlying districts will respond with the additional $50. For those who wish to assist by contributing small change, boxes have been placed in Thomson Bros, and Safeway stores here. Helen McClaskey solicited in Heppner and met with ready response. Also as sisting in the drive were Leta Hum phreys and Frances Case, chapter treasurer and secretary. The appeal yesterday stated that the call for relief was exceeding expectations, with increasing num bers of refugees who must be fed, clothed and sheltered until the flood waters recede and their homes may be rehabilitated. The Red Cross is stepping into the breech in the emergency, supplying these needs while combatting the ever present threat of disease and pestilence. The emergency situation is among the most critical ever to face the American people, and has strained the facilities of the great relief or ganization to the utmost. The Red Cross is ministering to the emergency needs only, with the promise of government assistance in the rehabilitation later. Boardman F. F. A. Boys Place High in Contests In the sectional shop and public speaking contests held at The Dalles March 20 and sponsored by the Future Farmers of America, the boys representing the Boardman chapter won five first places, three second places and two third places. The winning boys were Alan Chaf fee, first in hay judging; Pete Far ley, first in wool judging; Ralph Black, first in poultry judging and also in nail driving; Ed Skoubo and Stanley Partlow, first in horseshoe pitching. Second place was won by Ed Skoubo in hay judging, by Pat Healy in wool judging, by Law rence Smith in rope work. Schools competing -were Condon, Dufur, Ar lington, Redmond, The Dalles and Boardman. The Boardman department of ag riculture was organized under the Smith-Hughes law last summer by Roy Murray. Mr.Murray resigned in October and the work was taken over by A. Burr Black. The department has an active chapter of the Future Farmers of America under Alan Chaffee, presi dent. A father and son banquet was held in February at which time the local chapter was presented with their charter by the state pres ident, Raymond Kootch. Instruction in regular classes has been given in stock judging, judg ing farm products, feeding dairy cattle and hogs, keeping dairy rec ords, milk testing, crop rotations, maintaining soil fertilty, pruning and graftng, crop pest control, or ganizing and conducting F. F. A. meetings. In addition, instruction has been given in shop work includ ing rope splicing and knots, belt lac ing, harness sewing, tool sharpen ing and fitting, soldering, cold mci- al work, rafter cutting, pipe fitting and estimating bills of materials The boys have constructed the tool cabinets, work benches, lumber and iron racks, etc., in the shop. The privately owned projects car ried on at home under the super vision of the instructor Include the raising of corn, melons, potatoes, strawberries, bees, hogs, dairy cat tle, sheep and feeding steers. Yets Jeopardize Bonus By Failure to File Early Do you realize there are nearly 157,000 veterans who have failed to file for their adjusted compensation certificates? Some of these are in Oregon. There are two groups of veter ans who are seriously jeopardizing the full benefits to which they are entitled: (1) Those who have never applied, and (2) those who hold their certificates, failing to make application for the bonds. A veteran of the first group who may have been in the service for 500 days and dies without making application is denying his depend ents the sum iol approximately $1000, when the beneficiary is re quired to file, they receive only the credit of a service day's pay. In the second group where the veteran falls to file for his bonds, and in the event of his death, it is very often found that a change has been made In his marital status since first filing for his certificate in which event the money is left to a divorced wife and not to the widow. This is not always the case, but does occur far too often. By his failure to nic he likewise denies his estate of re ceiving the 3 percent a year, the Interest that eacn bond will draw, Heppner post, American Legion has the forms necessary and will assist veterans to file, says Paul M, Gemmell, adjutant. JURY DISAGREES. After remaining out all night and half the day yesterday, the jury in the case of State of Oregon vs. Jo seph Stefan! on a statutory charge, failed to agree and no verdict was returned. Judge C. L. Sweek con vened court on the case at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. J. S. Beckwlth, court reporter, accompanied him from Pendelton. WHEATLAND LEAGUE PLANS All Officers Re-elected at Condon Meeting; Ten tative Schedule Out. OPENING SET APR. 12 Heppner, Condon, Fossil, Blalock Represented; lone and Arling ton Expected to Come In. Plans for the 1936 Wheatland Baseball league playing season were laid at Condon Friday evening, with representatives present from Hepp ner, Condon, Fossil and Blalock. lone and Arlington, last year fran chise holders, were not represented but both places were reported as expecting to participate again this year to make a six-team league. All officers were re-elected, namely" W. H. Steiwer, Fossil, president; R B. Ferguson, Heppner, vice-president; Les Rhinehart Fossil, secretary-treasurer. Fred Hoskins and Gordon Bucknum, playing and bus iness manager respectively, repre sented the local club. Drawing up of ttie schedule was left in the hanc of Mr. Ferguson. It was tentatively drawn for the six teams, covering ten games each, with the season to start April 12, and was sent to the various clubs for approval. Application for franchise was made by the local CCC camp, and it was expected that Hermiston or Umatilla might be interested in case Arlington or lone, either or both drop out. Arlington was reported as in difficulty because of much damage done to their playing field by recent flood waters. The directors voted to permit hir ing of one paid player by any team this season. This was the only change in the rules under which th league operated last year. To play a paid player, however, his name must be turned in to the secretary before the fifth game. Under the tentative schedule lone would open the season here April 12. Erosion Control Directors Study Ways and Means A meeting of the directing com mittee of the Lexington Erosion Control district was held Wednes day evening at the home of the chairman, Henry V. Smouse, to discuss the serious blow situation and to consider means of most ef fectively protecting the farm land in the district. The Lexington Ero sion Control district was formed last spring during the blow emer gency which existed at that time. Practically 100 percent of the farm operators signed up to cooperate in controlling blows. The associa tion contemplated no coercion but elected H. V. Smouse, R. B. Rice, Frank Saling, Omar Rietmann and Louis Marquardt as a committee to direct activities in emergencies. At last night's meeting certain danger spots were designated and mem bers of the committee were assigned to consult with the operators of the lands in question as to the most de sirable control methods. Farm Act Now in Force; New Conference Called Application of the new soil con servation and domestic allotment act to Oregon moved several steps closer this week with the announce ment of details of procedure at Washington and the calling of a regional "school ' Mr western lead ers at Salt Lake City. Oregon extension service officials were called to Salt Lake city again this week to hear the details of the final administrative program ex planed by representatives of the AAA from Washington. Those called in from Oregon are F. L. Bal lard, vice-director in charge of ex tension service; L. R. Brelthaupt, extension economist; E R. Jack man, extension agronomist and John C. Burtner, extension editor. Immediately upon conclusion of the Salt Lake meeting, state ac tivity will start which will lead to the setting up of county and com munity committees to assist in lo cal administration of the new plan. A reorganization of administra tion machinery of the AAA last week changed the central arrange ment at Washington from a com modity division basis to a regional division plan. The country is now divided into five regions with a di rector for each. Headquarters for all will remain in Washington. George E. Farrell, formerly head of the wheat section and later the grain division, was named director of the western region which in cludes the usual grouping of 11 western states plus North Dakota and Kansas. Northwest farm lead ers have welcomed the assignment of Farrell to this division as he is most familiar with conditions in ths territory and has made a record already for practical handling of tho Involved federal programs. The new organization will handle the wind-up of the old commodity control contracts, Secretary Wal lace announced. It Is estimated that Oregon farmers still have about $1,796,000 due for compliance made prior to the January 6 court decision. FARM LEADERS ' TO BE IN COUNTY Miss Case and Miss Patterson of ' O. S. C. to Hold Farm Living Conference In lone Apr. 15. On Wednesday, April 15, at lone will be held a county conference on Farm Living. Miss Case and Miss Patterson, members of the Home Economics Extension staff at Cor vallis, will participate in the pro gram which is being sponsored by the County Home Economics com mittee, consisting of Mrs. Ernest Heliker, Mrs. Harry Schriever, Mrs. Walter Becket, Mrs. Orain Wright, Mrs. R. I. Thompson, Mrs. Marvin Wightman and Mrs. A. D. McMur do. The Home Economics com mittee of Willows grange is making arrangements for holding this meet ing in the Masonic hall at lone. Mrs. H E. Cool, chairman, sent notices to other granges that the meeting of the Home Economics clubs called for Friday, April 17, will be moved forward to the 15th, and held in conjunction with the county conference on Family Liv ing. A pot-luck dinner will be served at noon. . The following is an out line of the tentative program. 9:45-10:00, Registration; 10-10:10, Introduction, by Agricultural Ag ent; 10:10-10:30, Surprise, Willows Grange H. E. Club; 10:30-12:00, Newer Knowledge in Home Food Preservation," Miss Case; 12-1:45, Pot-luck Dinner. 2:00-2:15, Recreation, In charge of Miss Case or local person; 2:15- 3:45, "The Home We Live In," Miss Patterson; 3:45-4:00, Planning the Home Economics Extension Pro gram for 1936-1937, County Exten sion Committe Chairman, Agricul tural Agent, Miss Case. Exhibits: Home Food Preserva tion, Home Furnishing Bulletins, A Model Window, Drapery Head ings, Curtain Styles. LEXINGTON By BEULAH NICHOLS Five members of the Gideons, the Christian Commercial Men's Association of America, conducted services at the Christian church Sunday evening. Several people from Heppner, as well as the local congregation, attended. Alma Van Winkle underwent an operation for appendicitis at Hepp ner hospital Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moyer, Mel- vin Moyer and Juanita Davis spent Thursday in Hermiston. Citizens of this community awoke Tuesday morning to find everything nicely covered with a blanket of snow and the atmosphere decidedly wintery. This didn t last very long, however, as the snow melted In a short time after the sun came out. Lester McMillan, who had a re lapse following the flu, was taken to Heppner in an ambulance Thurs day afternoon. He is at the home of Mrs. Grant Mrs. Carl Whillock and daughter of Heppner spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears. Florence and Al Bergstrom of Heppner were visitors in this city Thursday. Harry Higgs, lineman for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph company, called at the local office Tuesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Johnston of Estacada spent the week end with friends in Lexington. Mr. Johnston was formerly superintendent of the Lexington school and Mrs. Johnston taught in the high school. Mr. Johnston is now superintendent of the high school at Estacada. W. A. Lewis, travelling commer cial agent for the railway express, was in Lexington Thursday and checked over the local office. Mrs. James Cowlns of Heppner spent Thursday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schriever and children have returned from a three weeks' visit in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Henderson were visitors in Pendleton Friday. County Teachers Will Attend Spokane Meet Morrow county teachers have voted to attend an Inland Empire teachers' meeting at Spokane, April 10-11 in preference to holding the annual spring county institute. All teachers of the county will be ex pected to attend the meeting, It is announced. By partlcipr.ig in the larger event, the teachers considered that they would receive benefits suffi cient to Justify the expense of at tending. An exceptionally fine ed ucational program Is being ar ranged, with the event expected to be one of the outstanding educa tional meetings ever held in the dis trict. THREE MATCHES WON. Heppner-Pilot Rock shooters took all three of their matches last Sun day In the Oregonlan Telegraphic Trapshootlng tournament with a three-man team score of 74. De feated were Eugene 73, Klamath 73 and Mt. Angel 66. With eight matches won and four lost, the hy phenates now have a percentage of .667. Local scores included Dr. A. D. McMurdo 25, John Lane 25, Earl Warner 24, L. Van Marter 24, Luke Bibby 23. Dr. J. H. McCrady 23, Judge Carmichael 21, Tom Clark 20. Next Sunday the locals will be matched against Salem, Roseburg and The Dalles, OPERETTA COMES TOMORROW "The Gypsy Rover" Has Wide Appeal With Variety Program. MANY CAST IN ROLES Musical Offering Under Direction of Miss Leathers, Colorful; Choruses Participate. "The gypsies are at meal time, The coals are piping hot, All the air is fragrant, From a savory pot So come, my friends, and sup with me, And have a fill as fine As any King or Prince can boast A GYPSIES' LIFE FOR MINE!" "Three cheers for Gypsy Rob!" If these words are as inspiring to you as they are to Lady Constance and Gypsy Rob, you will not miss the opportunity of seeing "The Gyp sy Rover." This operetta is to be presented in the school audtorium tomorrow evening. "The Gypsy Rover" is in three -acts and is built around the charac ter of Rob, later known as Sir Gil bert Howe, of English nobility. Rob is stolen when an infant, by his nurse, Meg, who later becomes the wife of Marto, a gypsy. Rob grows to manhood among the gypsies be lieving Meg and Marto to be his parents. It happens one day, while riding with her fiance, Lord Craven, Lady Constance Martendale becomes lost in the woods. They wander to a gypsy camp where Constance and Rob meet and fall in love at first sight Craven objects to Rob's at titude, but in a very funny comedy scene with Marto and Sinfo, he is made to tell Sir George, who later comes in search of Constance, that Rob is a charming fellow. In act two Rob goes to the home of Con stance and serenades her. They plan to elope but are overt eard by Craven who informs Sir George, and plans are made to capture Rob. This is successfully accomplished and Rob is thrown into prison, but later escapes. Two years elapse and Rob has come into his estates, his identity having been proved by Meg. He becomes a successful composer, a friend of the Prince and a social lion. Constance has remained true to her love for Rob and on his re turn to England, he woos and wins her for his wife. As Rob says,, "The good fairies have led me to Uie beautiful country after all, and our story, Constance, can end in the proper way, They lived happily ever after'." There are also pretty love affairs between Nina and Captain Jerome, and Zara and Sinfo, and many scenes by Sinfo and Marto. The cast of characters In the or der as they first appear follows"" Meg, Rob's foster mother, an old gypsy woman, Jean Adkins; . Zara, belle of the gypsy camp, Harriet Hager; Marto, Meg's husband, Jackson Gilliam; Sinfo, a gypsy lad In love wtih Zara, Gerald Ca son; Rob, the Gypsy Rover, Norton King; Lady Constance, daughter of Sir George Martendale, Kathrny Parker; Lord Craven, an English fop "Doncha know," William Lee McCaltb; Sir George Martendale, English gentleman, Ellis Williams; Nina, Sir George's second daugh ter, Alvina Casebeer; Captain Jer ome, of the English army, Le Moin Cox; Sir Toby Lyon, a social butter fly, Buddy Batty; McCorkle, a song publisher, William McRoberts. There are also gypsy and English choruses made up of the high school glee clubs. Grade school children also take part as gypsy children, and robber and fairy dancers. The operetta is under the super vision of Miss Leathers. It prom ises to be an excellent production. BAND CONTEST, APRIL 10-11. The Heppner school band Is being put through its paces by Harold Buhman, director, for participation in the state band contest at Cor vallis, April 10-11. To help defray expenses of the trip, the Elks lodge is sponsoring a dance at the hall Saturday evening, April 4. It is ex pected the band will appear at that time, playing the pieces to be given in the contest. ATTENDS TOURNAMENT. Edward F. Bloom, local school superintendent and president of the Oregon State High School Ath letic association, took in the state basketball tournament at Salem last week end. He accompanied F. W. Turner, realtor, who attend ed to business matters In Portland, Salem, and other Willamette val ley points. CUTWORMS ACTIVE. Art Stefanl, in the city Monday from the lone section, reported con siderable damage to his wheat from cutworms. He was preparing to reseed some 400 acres. He was hoping for warmer sunshine to subdue activity of the cutworm which work on the wheat In cooler weather. Mr. and Mrs. Orain Wright wers transacting business In the city Monday from their home on Rhea creek.