IF you're still looking for this info, there isn't a Genealogical Society (that I could find) in Jack County. Generally they will look up old newspaper articles or obituaries.
You can do a Google search for Jack County Public Library and ask if they have the newspaper on microfilm and will they copy the article(s) for a donation.
You can go to your local library and ask them to request the microfilm of the newspaper via inter-library loan. Generally there is no charge for this unless you live in Oregon.
Do you know when and where Elbert was born? I didn't find an Elbert Hays in Jack County.