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VOL. 31. NO. 39.
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High School Helps Cause By Giving
.Play, Raises $57 Much Flour
Is Being Contributed.
To aid the relief work that is being
promoted in Heppner for the suffer
ing Belgians, an entertainment was
given at the High School auditorium
on Tuesday evening under the aus
pices of the Relief Committee and the
High School. Prof. Hoffman- was
master of ceremonies, and there was
a large attendance of our people, the
net receipts of the entertainment
amounting to $57.00. Many of the
citizens of our city who were unable
to attend, bought tickets and in this
manner helped to swell the receipts,
and there was prompt and cheerful
response on the part of those filling
places on the program.
Members of the High School pre
sented a part of the program offered
at the literary entertainment given
a few weeks ago, and the playlet,
"Rooms to Let," which took so well
on this former occasion lost none of
Us effectiveness, even on that por-
tlpn of the audience who saw it the
first time, and it appeared to be even
better on account of its Becond ap
pearance. The boys of the High
School, forming the quartet, appear
ed on the program twice, and each
time were required to respond to
hearty encores. Other numbers con
sisted of a duet by Misses Marlon
Lpng and Edith Thorley, piano solo,
Virginia Crawford, vocal boIos, Miss
Margaret O'Rourke and Mrs. Lutle
Bonlne. These numbers were all
well received and heartily applauded
The other features were addresses
toy Prof. Hoffman and Attorney C.
'. Woodson. These gentlemen spoke
o Belgium, giving historical facts
concerning that nation covering a
period of some 50 years B. C. down
to the present date; revealing how
this little country, composed of the
bravest of the Gauls, has been the
. Cock Pit" of Europe, the scene of
marly of the greatest battles of the
world's history and her country ov
errun, by the armies pt other nations
in wars not of her making; that since
her establishment aB an Independent
state In the year 1839, she has been
a strictly neutral country, and her
neutrality was guaranteed at that
time by a treaty entered Into by
Great Britain, France; Prussia, Aus
tria and Russia. The little country
has prospered wonderfully since her
independence and has reached a pop
ulation of approximately 8,000,000
people, confined in a space perhaps
one-third the size of the State of
Oregon. They had built up great in
dustries, and were the 6th nation of
the world In manufactures and com
merce, as well as being largely en
gaged In agricultural pursuits. This
great war has changed In a tew short
weeks this once prosperous people
to1 a nation in absolute want and
more than three million and a half
of her citizens, ' mostly women and
children, facing starvation.
The addresses were instructive as
well as entertaining and each speak
er closed by a strong appeal on be
half of a Buffering people, whose
present distressed condition should
arouse within our citizenship the
deepest sympathy and cause U9 t;
respond liberally with practical and
substantial aid. No attempt wus
made by either speaker to fix the re
sponsibility for the present terrible
war in Europe, their thoughts being
only along the line that should appeal
to common humanity; the Belgians
are at present the greatest sufferers
because of the war. They have been
driven from their homes in countless
thousands, their fields, factories and
all lines of industry destroyed and
what substance they may have had
stored for future use has been taken
from them by the Invading army. If
they had money they could not buy,
for they are a belligerent nation,
denied intercourse with the outside
world and their thousands are starv
ing and dying of cold and hunger.
No relief can reach them except from
this great neutral nation; no vessels
can take them help except those fly
ing from their masts the stars and
stripes, . ..
The appeal of each speaker was
forceful and eloquent, and went
home to sympathetic hearts and will
produce the desired results.
The speakers urged prompt and
energetic action, making a general
appeal to all organizations of our
city and county to take up the work.
This first effort was on the part of
our public school, and the request is
voiced that our city and country
schools, Sunday schools, churches,
lodges and other organizations all
join hands in the good work for in
this general co-operation all can have
a part and none be overlooked In
this supreme work of charity.
The Relief Committee are very
f rateful to all those who took part
In this entertainment, and to the
school board of Heppner for the use
of the building and their sincere
thanks is extended to them as wull
as to the people of Heppner for thoir
generous patronage.
The Belgian Relief Committee of
the Commercial Club are doing some
active work and they hand us this
week a list of contributors for pub
lication. O. E. Farnsworth $10.00, Jack
Hynd $10.00, Geo. E. Anderson
$2.50, Henry Carr $1.25, Hank
Howell 60c, Heppner High School
$57.00. Chas. Cox $2.50, W. R. Ir
win 1 bbl. flour, J. H. Gemmell
bbl. flour, Rev. P. J. O'Rourke 1 bbl.
flour, Sherman Wakefield bbl.
flour, Arthur Reeves 1 bbl. flour,
Henry Boten bbl. flour, W. A.
Hayes 1 bbl. flour, Wells Bros.
bbl. uour, Robt. Allstott bbl.
flouf, V. Crawford 1 bbl. flour, C.
W. Valentine bbl. flour, J. L.
Simpson 14 bbl. flour, Walter Kilcup
1 sack potatoes, Ed Gonty, 1 box 44
pairs of shoes, 'Dr. Condor 1 bundle
of clothing, S. W. Floreon 1 sack of
dried fruit.
It Is the intention of the committee
to have everything collected within
the next week, in order that the free
freight rate now offered by the rail
road company may be taken advan
tage of. This free rate will not be
good after the first of the year.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to our many friends who were
so kind and willing to help through
the sickness and death of our be
loved wife and mother.
Ex-Judge French Goes In for From
1 to 5 Years.
Jay A French, County Judge of
Wallowa County until he resigned a
month ago, was sentenced Saturday
morning to serve from one to five
years in the Penitentiary. He left
the same day tor the State Peniten
tiary at Salem In charge of Sheriff
Marvin, his friend for many years.
Sentence was imposed for obtaining
money under false pretenses.
When French was arraigned two
weeks ago he pleaded not guilty to
each of four indictments which al
leged forgery and false pretenses In
obtaining public money. He appeared
in court again Friday and pleaded
guilty to all four indictments. Judge
Knowles passed sentence on French
next morning.
Daniel Boyd and J. A. Burleigh,
attorneys for French, presented affi
davits to show that French's mind
was Impaired and that he did not
realize wrongdoing when he forged
names to widows' pension petitions
and drew the money, or when he pre
sented other vouchers against the
county and later Cashed the war
rants. 1 The attorneys argued that
French had already suffered for his
crime and the court was asked to
parole him, but the plea for leniency
was denied.
Attorney Burleigh said the county
would not lose anything through Mr.
French's defalcations, as everything
would be paid back Saturday, and
that the county had been spared the
expense of a long and tedious trial.
District Attorney Corkins referred
to the high regard he and the county
had had for French in the past, but
said all should stand equally before
the law, that the defalcation of
French began 18 months ago, had
reached more than $2800 and that he
could not accept the plea of Insanity.
He asked that sentence be imposed
under the law.
Judge Knowles said he saw no rea
son why the law should not take Its
course, that French had violated
the trust and confidence of the peo
ple of the county and had endeavored
to enrich himself by stealing from
the public.
'The parole law is good, said
Judge Knowles, "but can be abused.
It a parole were granted in this in
stance, the purpose of the law would
be defeated."
Judge Knowles said further that
he would not grant a parole If a pe
tition were signed by every man, wo
man and child in Wallowa County,
but in view of the fact that French
had pleaded guilty and had prepared
to repay the county in full he would
recommend his parole by the Govern
or at the end of the year. Joseph
Teams Take Spin.
Some little excitement was created
at the depot at train time on Sat
urday morning when the teams of
the Palace bus and Beamer's deliv
ery wagon became frightened and
ran away. The bus team took a hike
down around the big oil tank and
were recovered without doing dam
age to the rig, but Beamer did not
get off so easily, His team lit out
across the tracks toward Heppner
Milling Co.'s warehouse and strad
dled a telegraph pole, the result- be
ing a splintered pole and some brok
en harness. The teams became fright
ened at a boy coming up to the plat
form carrying a Christmas tree on
his back.
Last shown standing of contestants:
Miss Zelma Engleman, lone., ....606,000
Mrs. May Gilliam, Heppner ; 602,000
Miss Virginia Barlow, Eight Mile 600,000
Mrs. George Bleakman, Hardman 310,000
Miss Jesse Vickers, Heppner 250,000
The above is the standing of the contest at 11 o'clock a. m.
on Wednesday and the last shown standing of the contestants
until the count made by the judges.
Miss Engleman takes the lead, followed by Mrs. Gilliam and
Miss Barlow, with a very narrow margin between the three.
Mrs. Bleakman and Miss Vickers are not so far behind that
they might, with an extra effort, overtake the leaders and make
the finish in a way we have seen in many campaigns, both in
politics and in business.
The judges in the contest are: DR. F. N. CHRISTENSEN,
popular local dentist; T. J. MAHONEY, Cashier First Nation
al Bank and J. L. WILKINS, genial proprietor Palace Hotel.
The above gentlemen will take charge of the ballot box
promptly at the stroke of six, and from the results of it, and
from the business received previous to the inauguration of the
ballot box, we will award the prizes.
The results will be shown at the Star Theater just as soon
as they are known to the judges. .
The prizes will be at The Gazette-Times office or in front and
the winners take possession at once.
Frank Anderson and Miss Helma
Bergstrom, Well Known Young
People of Eight Mile Are
Married Here.
A very pretty wedding was sol
emnized in the parlors of the Palace
hotel last Sunday morning, when
Miss Helma Bergstrom, eldest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Bergstrom
of Eight Mile became the wife of
Frank Anderson, a prominent young
farmer of the same place. The cere
mony' was performed by Rev. T. S.
Handsaker of the First Christian
church, In the presence of a few
friends and near relatives. The ring
service was used.
The bride was attired In a beauti
ful dress of crepe-de-chene, with
drapings of silk chiffon. She was at
tended by her sister, Miss Hannah
Bergstrom, as brides maid, who wore
a gown of pink messallne ornament
ed with pink rosebuds. The groom
wore the conventional black. He
was attended by his brother, Howard
After the ceremony, the wedding
party sat down to a six course break
fast in the hotel dining room, where
covers for fifteen had been laid.
The newlyweds departed for Port
land Sunday morning on their honey
moon and will go as far south as
Medford to visit with Mr. Anderson's
sister, Mrs. Martin Johnson, before
returning to take up their residence
In the new house which has just been
completed on the groom's farm.
The following relatives and friends
were present and made the bride and
groom the recipient of many beauti
ful and useful gifts:
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Bergstrom, set
of stiver knives and forks, silver
bread tray; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred An
derson, tea service; Howard Ander
son, berry spoon, cold meat fork;
Ben Anderson, silver fruit tray; Mrs.
F. Luper, fern dish; Emma Berg
strom,. tray and vase; John Berg
strom, cut glass salad dish; Hannah
Bergstrom, vase; Mrs. James Adklns,
salad set; Ellen Bergstrom.
, ' The Gazette-Times Joins the host
of friends of these popular young
people in wishing them a prosperous
and happy married life.
Masons Elect and Install. ,
HeDDner Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A,
M. elected and installed the follow
ing officers for the ensuing Masonic
year: T. J. Mahoney, W. M.; Joseph
M. Haves. S. W.: Nels H. Justus, J.
W.; George Noble, Treas.; Vawter
Crawford, Secy.; H. T. Allison, S.
D.; Thos. Brennan, J. D.; S. W. Spen
cer, S. S.; John Her, J. S.; W. A.
Hayes, Tyler.
The Federated Church.
Rev. Will N. Ferris, Pastor.
' Bible School at 9:45 a. m. Divine
Worship at 11:00 a. in. At this ser
vice Mr. Ferris will discuss the "So
cial Value of a Man." The message
will be of special Interest to men.
The Brotherhood of Elks will attend
Th a body.
Christian Endeavor at 6:30 p. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m. With this
service Rev. Ferris will conclude his
ministry in Heppner.
All are cordially Invited. Strangers
Intends to Travel For Year. Before
Locating Permanently He Made
Many Friends During Pastor
ate at Federated Church.
Rev. Will N. Ferris, pastor of the
Federated Church, will close his
work in this city with the services of
Sunday evening next. During his
stay lnUbis city Mr, Ferris has form
ed numerous friendships and has im
pressed the entire community with
his splendid Christian manhood. He
expects to travel for a while and has
ko place of location in view for the
immediate future. Wherever he may
go, the good wishes of this commun
ity go with him.
Woolgrowers' Committee.
F. A. Falconer, president of the
Oregon Woolgrowers" Association,
has announced the appointment of
committees for the coming year. The
executive committee is composed of
J. W. Creath, Portland; J. N. Bur
gess, Pilot Rock; Jay H. Dobin, Jo
seph; A. N. Ingle, Keating; D. O.
Justus, Heppner.. The following are
named on the state advisory board:
Ernest Johnson, . Wallowa; Frank
Sloan, Echo; William Barratt, Hepp
ner; A. N. Ingle, Keating; Gerald
Stanfield, Stanfield. Pendleton E. O.
Midnight Mass.
The Midnight Mass at the Catholic
Church on Christmas Eve will be
High Mass. As an Offertory piece,
the "Adeste Ftdles" will be sung.
The text for the sermon will be:
"Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace to men of good will".
A brief sermon will be preached.
The second Mass will be at 9:30
a. m., and the thrtd Mass will be at
10:30. At the third Mass the ser
mon will be on "The Three' Beth
lehems", the text being "In the be
ginning was the Word . . and the
Word was made flesh and dwelt
among us." St. John 1, 1-14. Bene
diction of the Blessed Sacrament
will be given after this Mass.
On Sunday Dec. 27, there will be
but one Mass at the Catholic Church.
The hour for that Mass will be 8 a.
m. The second Mass on that day
will be offered up at Juniper school
house at 11:30 a. m.
Commencing with the first Sunday
of the New Year there will be eve
ning services held at the Catholic
Church every Sunday. These ser
vices will consist of Rosary, Sermon
and Benediction. The subject of
each sermon will appear duly in these
A Bon Is Born.
The editor of this first-class family
journal is now entitled to be called
"grandfather." A son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jones, at their
home in Eugene, Oregon, on Dec.
20, 1914. The young man weighed
6 Mi pounds and has been named Le
Roy Crawford Jones. Mother and
Child are doing well.
County Superintendent of schools,
S. &. Notson, went down to Eupen
Sunday to attend a convention of
county superintendents in session at
VUlard Hall, University of Oregon.
Mr, Notson will remain over in Port
land on his way home to attend the
meeting of the Irrigation Congress,
being a delegate from the local Com
mercial Club.
At a regular communication of
Heppner Chapter No. 26, R. A. M.,
held in their hall on the 17th day of
December, 1914, the following reso
lutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased the Great
Architect of the Universe to remove
from our midst our beloved brother
Arthur Andrews, and,
Whereas, It is but just that a fit
ting recognition of his name and vir
tues should be had, therefore be it
Resolved by Heppner Chapter No.
26, R. A. M., that while we bow In
humble submission to the will of that
One before whom all Masons bend
the knee In reverence, we do not the
less mourn for our brother, who has
been taken from us; his labors are
ended below, but he has entered upon
the higher and nobler life whlcn can
only be reached through the portal
of death.
To the family and friends of our
beloved brother, who as a Mason la
bored faithfully upon the Temple,
until called from his work, by the
Master Builder of the Universe, we
tender our heartfelt sympathy.
That these resolutions be spread
upon the records of Heppner Chapter
No. 26, R, A. M., and that a cop;
thereof be transmitted to the family
of our deceased brother and to the
newspapers of Heppner, Oregon for
Portland, Ore., Dec. 22 The four
counties included in the Southern
Oregon Association are preparing a
splendid exhibit of their best pro
ducts to be installed In the Oregon
Building at the Panama-Pacific Ex
position next year. They will occupy
a space 10 x 50 feet supplemented by
a double wall space through the cen
ter of the exhibit. Douglas will dis
play gold, silver and copper ores;
Josephine county will sent several
tons of metals; Klamath will show
the game and fishes to be found In its
fields and lakes, while the city of
Klamath Falls will specialize In
grains, grasses and dry farming pro
ducts. Jackson county will send a
dining room set of seven pieces made
of 700 sets of deer horns, the set be
ing valued at S 6,000. This county
will also send 1500 boxes of apples
for display and for presentation to
The State Immigration Commis
sion is co-operating with these coun
ties, and the booths will exhibit one
of the finest collections of pictures
illustrating the state's resources.
After lying idle for centuries and,
of late years, being the subject of
numerous controversies, Lakes Sum
mer and Albert, In the central part
of the state, have been leased to a
New York syndicate for a term of 45
years. Mr. J. c. Moore, bead or tne
syndicate, states that his company
will spend 6,000,000 for develop
ment work within the next two years,
and that, if the results meet their ex
pectation, from 3,000 to 6,000 men
will be employed. Under the terms
of the lease the state will receive
royalties of not less than $25,000 per
year, the royalty to be based on the
tonnage of the salts extracted from
the lakes. The present development
plan Includes the construction of a
pipe line down the' Deschutes Valley
to some point on the Columbia river
where a plant for extracting the salts
will be erected.
As a means of reducing the num
ber of rabbits in Eastern and Central
Oregon and at the same time assist
Portland in taking care of the needy,
a series of rabbit drives will be or
ganized, men and boys being em
ployed to slaughter the rabbits, oth
ers will haul them to the railroad
stations and the O-W. R. & N. Co.
will transport them to Portland free
of charge and deliver the game to
the headquarters of the Muts, In the
Plttock block, from which point they
will be distributed to the consumers.
A party of fifteen Minnesota farm
ers has visited Sutherlin within the
past few days for the purpose of in
specting the lands in that vicinity. A
number of them purchased land and
expressed their intention of taking up
a residence in Oregon.
For the first time in the history of
the state a foreign market has been
found for Oregon onions, ten carloads
having recently been shipped to Eu
rope via the canal and New York.
This new outlet has caused a sharp
advance in prices.
L. W. Briggs will leave in a few
days for Salem, taking with him his
son, Julius, whom he will place in
the Home for Defective Youth. The
child has been afflicted for the most
part of his life and his parents have
done everything in their power for
his relief, but to no avail and It has
now become necessary to place h!m
where he can be properly cared for.
Program Is Financial Success, Net
ting Pupils a Total of $40.15.
The entertainment given by the
grades of Heppner school in the High
School auditorium on last Friday
evening was a complete success, and
netted them $46.15 which is to be
used in buying books, pictures and
other equipment and embellishments
for the rooms of the grammar school.
The Idea is to get those things
necessary for bringing each room up
to the point of standardization as
outlined by the state board of edu
cation. And it will not take many
more entertainments of this nature
to bring about the desired result.
A splendid audience greeted the
children and each number of the pro
gram received rounds of hearty ap
plause. We like to see our young
sters perform and are proud to note
the progress they are making from
time to time as these entertainments
are presented. The appreciation of
the patrons for the good work the
teachers are doing could not be bet
ter expressed than in the hearty re
sponse that Is made when a treat of
this nature is presented.
We shall make no attempt to in
dividualize but wish to compliment
each performer and the teachers of
each grade. They all did well and
the manner in which all performed
from the least to the greatest, shows
the painstaking care of the teachers
in their instruction.
The program as carried out in full
follows, showing the part taken by
each grade:
7th and 8th GRADES
"The Millionaire Janitor."
Professor Flogi Max Rogers
Janitor. Teddy Young
Earnest Student. . .Jasper Crawford
Mr. Jennings, a patron......
Emile Groshens
Spinner Joseph Vickers
Dubbs Emery Gentry
Herald Jennings Robert Notson
Other Students, Henry Aiken, Harry
Groshens, Merrill Perry, Dale Wat
kins, Earl Evans. .: -.
Star Drill'
Neva Chidsey, . Edna Mikesell,
Elizabeth Phelps, Arwilda Brown,
Ruth Van Vactor, Nellie Thompson,
Alma Akers, Gladys Wattenburger,
Helen Barratt, Ceclle Devore, Loye
Devore, Lourrannah Groshens.
' Animal Drill
Song Ida Stevenson, Lois Hall,
Neva Chidsey, Edna Mikesell, Odile
Groshens, Virginia Currin.
Animals Velma Brown, Thelma
Miller, Eddie Chidsey, Roland Hum
phreys, Edward Groshen, Gilbert Ma
honey, Alton Hayes.
Letters to Santa Claus Violet
Merritt, Lena Thompson, Mary Clark,
Ethel Thompson, Cora MaeCraw-
ford, Ethel Hughes. "
Santa Claus Baird Patterson.
Saint Nicholas Lawrence Wll-
kins, Herman Hill, Ralph Case, Ar
chie Cox.
3rd and 4th GRADE
Rope Drill.
Lovell Lucas, Ruth Tash, Evelyn
Humphreys, Blanche Groshens, Cle
one Andrews, Gladys Brown.
Play Hiding the Presents.
Father Charles Church
Mother Bernlce Sigsbee
Sister Willetta Barratt
Bob Paul Aiken
Uncle Jack Austin Smith
2nd and 3rd GRADES
Mary Van Vactor, Helene Wells,
Myra Wells, Margurite HIsler, Mary
Patterson, Mary Crawford, Alice Sar
gent, Katheryn Brock, Elaine Sigs
bee. Three In a Bed.
Jack Victor Groshens
Bob Johnny Turner
Harry Francis Gentry
Gingerbread Man Paul Hisler
Little Old Woman . . Evelyn Hamilton
Little Old Man .Crocket Sprouls
Fox Sam Van Vactor
Cow Mary Case
Three Threshers, William Driscoll,
James Thomson, George Thompson
Three Mowers, Tom Wells, Vawter
Parker, Robert Tash.
Some Excellent Hood River Apples.
J. R. Nunamaker has on display
at the store of Heppner Milling Co.
100 boxes of fine Hood River apples
packed at his orchards. The fruit
is choice and extra choice pack, and
of the various standard varieties. A
good time to supply your cellar with
apples from the greatest fruit sec
tion of the northwest and at a very
reasonable price. Our acknowledg
ments to Mr. Nunamaker for a box
of the choice fruit.
Earl Gordon is down from Mid-
dleton, Idaho, for a visit of a couple
of weeks at the home of Mrs. Francis
J. Gordon in this city. Earl is at
tending school this winter at Cald
well, Idaho.

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