Subscription $2.00 a Year Volume 46, Number 36. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 1929 JAMES M. BURGESS TAKESNEWPQSITION Assistant State School Superintendency Goes v to Local Man. James M. Burgess today made public announcement of his resig nation as superintendent of the Heppner schools to accept the po sition of assistant state school su perintendent, his resignation to be effective as soon as the board of di rectors makes a choice of his suc cessor from a number of prospects now under consideration. The assistant state superinten dent's office was recently left vacant by the resignation of W. M. Smith, Incumbent for the last fifteen years. The appointment of Mr. Burgess came to him from a clear sky when he was called to Salem two weeks ago at State Superintendent How ard's request, along with a number of other high school heads of the state, supposedly to discuss high school problems and assist in rais ing high school standards. Mr. Burgess left for Salem Tuesday eve ning on business in connection with his new duties, expecting to return to Heppner this evening. Since coming to Heppner five years ago, Mr. Burgess has gained at least state-wide attention through educational circles by being prom inently active in the Oregon State Teachers' association. Last year he conducted a state-wide survey of arithmetic in the grade schools, having for its purpose the recom mendation of a new course of study, which brought him favorable recog nition. His superintendency of the local schools has been marked by distinc tive accomplishment. He has not only maintained the high standards left by his predecessor, E. H. Hed- rick, now superintendent of the Medford schools, but has succeeded in raising these until the Heppner school system ranks with the best in th state. Mr. Burgess was large ly responsible for the building of the auditorium - gymnasium by means of which compliance witn state requirements in physical edu- cation was made possible Last summer Mr. Burgess carried on work at Stanford university looking to the acquiring of the de gree of doctor of education. He ob tained his master's degree from that Institution just before coming to Heppner. He Is also a graduate of the University of Oregon. Aside from his school duties Mr. Burgess has found time to take an active part .In community enter prises. He was elected president of the Heppner Lions club at Its in ception a few weeks ago, and his efforts may e given a large part of the credit for the rapid growth and accomplishments of this organ ization. He also has been promin ently connected with the activities of Heppner Post, American Legion, during his residence here. Both Mr. and Mrs. Burgess ex press real regret on having to leave Heppner, which Mr. Burgess de clares to be one of the very best communities in which his lot has ever been cast They have made a host of friends who will be sorry, also, that they must leave, but who will extend congratulations on the mark of achievement implied by Mr. Burgess' appointment to the new position. "My intention is not to leave Heppner until the position of super intendent is filled entirely satisfac torily to the board of directors," Mr. Burgess declared, "and it shall be my endeavor to assist in doing this." Mrs. F. L. Whitemarsh Dies Following Illness Death came to Mrs. Myrtle Esther Whitemarsh, wife of F. L. White- marsh, at Heppner hospital at 11:30 Saturday night. For the past three years Mrs. Whitemarsh had suffer ed with diabetes and this disease was the cause of death, she having taken seriously 111 but a few days before going to the hospital, Mrs. Whitemarsh was aged 31 years, and was the daughter of Henry. O. Branstetter of Echo. She was a graduate pharmacist from u. A. C. with the class of 1917. With her husband she came to Heppner last May when Mr, Whitemarsh en tered the employ of Dennis McNa- mee. Besides her husband and fa ther, Bhe is survived by one brother, Brvan Branstetter of Pendleton, The funeral was held at Pendleton on Tuesday from Bomboy's Funeral home and burial was in the family lot In Olney cemetery. Time Almost Up For Service Certificates W. E Moore, service officer of Heppner Post No. 87, American Le gion, calls to the attention or an ex- service men the fact that the time for filing applications for Adjusted Service Certificates is almost up, Undor the present law no applica tions will be received after uecem ber 31st, 1929, and It has been defi nitely Indicated by congress that the time will not again be extenaea. Application blanks may be obtained from Mr. Moore at the First nation al bank. It is strongly urged that all ex-service men who have not al ready done so, make applications at once, Sun Set Artists Coming Attraction at School Baldy Strang's Sun Set Artists are billed to appear at the school auditorium-gymnasium on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, under the auspices of the associated students of Hepp ner High school. The entertainment will begin at 8 o'clock and admis sion prices are announced at ou cents for adults, 35 cents for high school students and 25 cents for children. Tickets will be on sale at Gordon's next week-end. The company is composed of two artists, Baldy Strang and Miss Mol lis McGahey. The Sun Set artists are vocalists and Instrumentalists. They Include in their program hu morous character make-ups, comic opera skit, exhibition bagpipe play ing with Scotch, Irish and Ameri can airs, Harry Lauder review, com petition Highland Fling and sword dances. Among other hits of the evening in the musical line will be Miserere scene from II Trovatore, Swiss Home Duet-Tlrolean opera, Werner's Parting song cornet solo, Berceuse from Jocelyn melophone solo. LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Mr and Mrs. Oraln Wright and Mr. Wright's mother, Mrs. Martha Wright just recently returned from a very enjoyable trip to Southern California. They went as far south as Los Angeles and San Pedro, and at Torrance, a suburb of San Pedro they visited with A. V. Wright and family and on the return trip stop ped at Redwood City to see Harry Wright The trip south was by the Redwood highway and the coast route, which is a wonderful trip this time of year. They were gone about a month. Evangelistic services in progress at the Christian church for the past three weeks, under the leadership of Lester Jones of Nampa, Idaho, will close tomorrow evening. The interest has been fair In the meet ings, and Mr. Jones has delivered a series of very Interesting and Instructive sermons. The program for tomorrow evening will be large ly in the hands of the children of the Bible school A big feed was served to the foot- ball team of Heppner high school at the school house on Friday eve ning, by the sophomore class. The guests Included the entire football squad, their coach, W R. Poulson, and Supt Burgess. Another feed for the boys Is in prospect for this week, to be given by the mothers to the players and their dads. This will be served at the Parish house. Julian Rauch, in town today from his farm north of Lexington, re ports his sown grain all well sprout ed, as he had his seeding all done before the last rain. However, the continued dry weather makes him feel that It may be necessary to re- seed. THE LADY LIES, all talking ro mantic drama, with two Broadway favorites, Star theater Sunday-Mon day. Frank Fraters of Eight Mile was a visitor at Heppner on Saturday. His grain is coming up rather rag ged this season because of tne ex tended dry spell. He is fearful that reseeding may be necessary, and freezing weather may prevent that The ladles of the Methodist church will have a Thanksgiving cooked food sale on Tuesday after noon at 2 o'clock, Nov. 26, in the basement of the church. Come and buy our good things for your Thanksgiving dinner. Mr and Mrs. J. H. Pearson ana son George were visitors in mis city for a short time on Wednesday from their home near Lena. It be gins to look like winter weather was setting in out that way, and no moisture yet Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fadberg were In the city ort Saturday from the farm in Clarks canyon. John states that his crops are coming along slowly, the grain growing up fairly well in spots, and it is all badly in need of rain. The 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Gemmell, who reside south of town a couple of miles, was quite seriously injured on Monday when thrown from a horse. The boys in juries required the attention of a physician. A cooked food sale will be given by the Willing Workers of the Christian church from 10 to 12 o' clock Saturday, at Humphreys drug store Cookies, doughnuts, cakes, pies and chicken pie. Albert Conner and wife have re turned to Heppner from Fossil, where Mr. Conner has been working during the summer and fall. He ex pects to get work on the road here. David Hynd returned from Port land on Tuesday. He spent a short time in Heppner Wednesday before going out to the home place, Rose Lawn ranch, Sand Hollow. Mrs. Mildred Swaggart and son Wilbur of Pendleton were in Hepp ner Monday for a short time whlls looking after their property Inter ests here. Claudette Colbert, the most fas cinating woman the talking screen has revealed, Star theater, Sunday Monday. O. G. Haguewood, who is farming near Lexington, was looking after business in this city on Monday. C, A. Minor was over from Her mlston on Friday, looking after matters of business here. Oscar Kelthley was among Eight Kile farmers looking after business in the city on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Werner Rletmann of lone were Tuesday visitors in .this city, remaining for a few hours. Proposed Blue Mountain Half Completed, Figures Indicate With the Hetfpner-Spray road, or what may be known as the Blue Mountain Cut-Off, nearly half com pleted, local interests are expectant that the project will receive support at the joint-meeting of the state highway commission and Bureau of Public Roads In Portland, Decem ber 13. This project, while not on the state map and so far has not received financial assistance from the state, is an important link in the state highway system, it has been brought out in discussions be fore the Heppner Lions club which is endeavoring to help bring about the early completion of the road. The Heppner-Spray road connects the Oregon-Washington highway at Heppner with the John Day high way at Spray, forming a portion of a direct route from the Ochoco highway at Mitchell to the Oregon Trail and Columbia River highways at Pendleton, thus making a cut-off route from roads to the north and east, to central Oregon and Califor nia roads leading to points south clear into Mexico. That the outside world might be given a clearer conception of what is included in the project, R. L. Bengo, county judge, at the Lions meeting Monday proposed changing its name to the Blue Mountain Cut- Off and extending Its scope to in clude the unfinished gap between Mitchell on the Ochoco highway and Service creek on the John Day. This suggestion met with favor. Monday the club discussed the or ganization of delegations to meet with the highway commission and Bureau of Public Roads at their December meeting, to help advertise the project through parts of the ter ritory which will be benefitted by its completion. Those in attendance at the luncheon meeting were favored with two solos by Mies Aagodt Fri gaard, teacher in the local schools, Mrs. W. R. Poulson piano accom panist Miss Frigaard was heartily encored, indicating the extreme ap- Everything Ready for Carnival at Lexington Everything is in readiness for the big carnival and dance at Lexing ton High school, Friday night No vember 22. Plans have been com pleted and the numerous booths and side shows are under construction. The doors open at 7 o'clock sharp. All tickets for the carnival will be sold at the booth at the main en trance. The main show begins at 8 p. m. and an interesting surprise program is assured. Music for the free dance will be furnished by the Heppner Black Cats. An interesting feature of the car nival is the popularity contest Each cent's worth of carnival tickets en titles the purchaser to one vote. In this contest Helen Valentine is the representative of the senior class. Fay Gray will represent the Juniors, .Naomi McMillan the soph omores and Anabel Strodtman the freshmen. A carnival poster contest complet ed last week resulted in the pro duction of a splendid collection of posters. Winners were Faye Lut- trell first Earl Hawks second and Claud Wilcux third. PROPOSED BLUE : ' W';; irVA: ? v T): A-4' on ?v4iaf?r ui.Jt "Tlsr 5o! JSf 4, r"o o k r.... 1 4Ss Ev'lV i AW .flJwWll 1 , OmrUt M Ctto.n.ndl S:K.m -7 S0tsujsi A g Mrill I jfT A H L cj 1 jtoitea&SL--. L2ni S P 0 R N l A preciatlon with which her numbers were received. Paul M. Gemmell, chairman of the Heppner-Spray m Road committee, opened the discussion with the pre sentation of construction figures taken from a map received this week from the state highway engi neer by Geo. Bleakman, county commissioner and one of the fath ers of the road. These figures show that a total of $364,787.97 has been spent on the Heppner-Spray pro ject to date, and an estimate given to complete of $397,325.00. Of the money spent so far Morrow county has put up $240,203.77 and the Bu reau of Public Roads, tlZ4,54.20. To match county funds within the county the bureau has expended only $41,584.20. Not a cent of state money has been expended on the road. "Morrow county has expended more money on this road than has been expended by any one county In the state on a forest road in propor tion to the amount of forest road money received, with the exception of Multnomah county," Is an asser tion made at the meeting, based on available data. Multnomah county comes first with its construction of the Mount Hood Loop highway thru the forest The road is important to all cen tral Oregon points, as well as points touched immediately by It, and will also affect points to the south on the Pacific, Redwood and Roosevelt highways, declared one member of the club. It will provide an addi tional artery of travel leading to these districts, and will thus stim ulate travel and development As the road now stands It is grad ed and surfaced 16 miles from Heppner to Rhea creek. The next four miles to Hardman is unim proved with the exception of what is known as Hardman hill, which was graded to standard grade and partly surfaced by the county. The next six miles down Rock creek is unimproved except for a short stretch of grade put in by the coun ty. Then comes 11.5 miles of fine macadamized road through the for est, completed to standard through County Men Will Hear Farm Board Members At least five Morrow cetuity men are in Portland today to hear what the two members of the Federal Farm Board, touring the northwest have to say about agricultural re lief. R. A. Thompson of Heppner went to Portland the first of the week while Chas Smith, county agent Chas. Jones and Chas. Swln dig of Heppner, and Roy Campbell of Lexington left yesterday evening for the city. Just now interest is centering in the organization of cooperative marketing associations to take ad vantage of the money available from the farm board, and Mr. Smith hopes that a definite line of action will come from the meeting in Port land. A larger delegation from this county had been arranged for but due to unavoidable circumstances the number was cut down. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Barr, who recently went to Portland, have de cided to locate there for a time while taking charge of the Shaw- Bartholomew store. The store was the property of Mr. Barr's sister. MOUNTAIN CUT-OFF Cut-Off cooperation of the county and Bu reau of Public Roads. The road is unimproved from here to Hay stack creek where the road con nects up with 6 miles of standard macadam to the Junction with the John Day highway 3 miles east of Spray. It is 13 miles from Spray to Service creek on the John Day highway, and 24.5 miles from Ser vice creek to the Ochoco highway at Mitchell, part of the latter stretch being macadamized market road. The entire distance from Heppner to Mitchell this way is approximate ly 88 miles. The state engineer's estimate shows $97,325.00 necessary to com plete the road to the Morrow coun ty line, and $300,000.00 necessary to complete outside the county to Spray. Following are the state engineer's figures for the money already ex pended on the Heppner-Spray road and the estimated amounts neces sary to complete it: . Money Expended Total by county 4240,203.77 Rv RnreAii nf Public Roads in county h 41,584.20 Total money spent in county, $281,787.97 By B. P. R. outside county .83,000.00 Total spent on project.. ..$364,787.97 Sotimata to ComDlete McKlnney creek, grade $ 16,775.00 Surface 18.400.00 Rock Creek, grade 36.550 00 Surface 26.600.00 To complete to county line i 97,325.00 Grade and surface between mmnlpteri nortion In forest and Hay creek stretch. 4300.000.00 Total to complete ..$397,325.00 How County Mont ley was Spent surface. Heppner Hill. 1924 i 8,329.09 Grade and surface to Cl&rks canyon, 1920-21 41,940.04 Grade and surface to Clarks canyon,' 1924 Grade and Surface Clarks canyon to Rhea creek, 1923-4 Grade and surface Clarke canyon to Rhea creek... Kama trptrh In 1927 19,000.00 42,412.68 4400.00 811.52 McKlnney creek grade. 1920, $ 80,000.00 McKinney creek grade surface ... 1927 10,611.10 Rock creek grade, 1920 7,041.41 Right of way on, Chapin creek 657.98 Cooperation with B. P. R. 75,000.00 Total J240.203.77 Local Turkey Market Not Bad, County Agent Those who received 32 cents a pound for No. 1 toms, and 30 cents for hens at the recent Oregon-Idaho pool at Hermiston, got a fair price, believes C. W. Smith, county agent in comparing prices quoted in a reprint of turkey-grams sent out by L. R. Breithaupt, extension econo mist of Oregon State college. On the 19th the New York market was reported as inactive with western young toms quoted at 36 to 37 cents, northwestern toms a cent higher, and Texas 2 cents lower. Due to necessary refrigeration, transporta tion on dressed turkeys comes high, and Mr. Smith believes the differen tial might reach 8 cents a pound. The turkey-grams from which the reprint was taken are sent daily by the extension service to the Associa ted Press and the Roseburg News Review. A factor which worked in favor of the grower this year, Mr. Smith says, was that at the Hermis ton pool birds were not graded down as much as last year, and practically all plump young toms of good color went at No. 1. IS SHOWN IN MAP This map shows clearly the pro posed Blue Mountain Cut-Oft , about half of which Is already completed, and the early completion of the re mainder of which Is one of the pro jects of the Heppner Lions club. When completed It will be a fivst route to Central Oregon highways from the east, through the heart of the scenic Blue mountains... A vast, rich territory will be made more accessible by the road, enhancing Ite development. Dr. Johnston Expects to Leave Soon for East Dr. A. H. Johnston makes an nouncement this week that he is planning to leave Heppner, and Is now negotiating with Dr. A. B. Gray of San Diego, Cal., to take over his property and practice here. He expects that the arrangements will all be completed thiB week and in about two weeks he and Mrs. Johnston will depart for the east where Dr. Johnston is planning to spend at least six months In post graduate work. He will go first to Mayo's at Rochester, Minn., spend ing three months there in surgery, and later to Chicago for work In Rush medical college. Dr. Johnston has been at Heppner for the past six years, during which time he has built up a fine practice, and he and Mrs. Johnston have been prominent in social and frater nal circles. He feels that a pnys ician should attend these medical institutions for a period of at least six months or a year every ten years in order to keep up with the progress of the profession, and it Is for this reason he is leaving Hepp ner at this time, much as he and Mrs. Johnston regret to part with the good people of this community and the numerous friendships form ed while here LOCAL NEVUS ITEMS W. T. Gerard and family spent a short time in the city Friday from the farm north of Lexington. While seeding has been completed out that way by most of the farmers, the grain has not made progress be cause of the lack of moisture ana they are suffering from the prevail ing dry and cold weather conditions. Mr, Gerard is somewhat fearful of the outcome, it being problematical what the effect will be of the pres ent near zero temperature. Dr. H. T. Allison of Portland, and his brother, A. C. AlliBon of Yakima, accompanied the remains of their mother, Mrs. Emma Allison, to Heppner for the burial services on Wednesday. Immediately following the services, A. C. Allison was driv en to Arlington by Henry Aiken and there took the bus home to Yakima. Dr. Allison returned to Portland by last night's train. Leo Gorger was in town from the ranch of Gorger Bros, on Monday. He Btates that they have finished with about half of their seeding, ex pecting to do the balance in the spring. Conditions are not right and the sown grain is making slow Droeress. Just now there is too much cold weather. John Parker returned home Tues day evening from Eugene where he enjoyed several days on the campus of the University of Oregon, while visiting with his brother, Vawter Parker John got a lot of thrill out of the Homecoming program and other activities of the week-end on the campus. Martin Lovgren, wheatraiser of Eieht Mile, was spending a few hours in town on Friday. The wea ther conditions are not good for the coming crop, being too dry In the first place for the grain to get started, and then turning too cold. Reseeding may be necessary to large extent Legit" stars in all-talking play, THE LADY LIES, Star theater Sunday-Monday. Supt Burgess departed Tuesday evening for Salem to consult witn State Superintendent Howard re garding his appointment as assist ant in that office. W Poulson, high school principal, drove Mr. Burgess to Arlington where he took tne late night train Into Portland. Miss Mollie Azculnaga, employed for some time in the local telephone exchange, has gone east to Vermont for an extended visit with her rela tives. She was taken to Pendleton on Monday by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gemmell, and took the train from there. Walter Wright of Hardman was here on Saturday. He reports a lack of green feed on the range for stock and some feeding is necessary. Around Hardman farming has been progressing while the good weather lasts. Dr. A. B. Gray, of San Diego, Cal arrived at Heppner on Wednesday to look over the field here. Dr. Gray Is at present negotiating with Dr. A. H. Johnston to take over his practice in this city. H eis accom panied by Mrs. Gray. Mr and Mrs. R. J. Juday, who were visitors at the home of Mrs. Juday's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hughes in this city for a few days, have returned to their home in Portland. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Poulson en joyed a visit during the week from Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Shaver and daughter Virginia of Portland. Mrs. Shaver and Mrs. Poulson are sisters. A. M. Markham, one of the trus tees In the C. A. Rhea estate, spent Friday and Saturday in Heppner on matters of business connected with his trust Mr. and Mrs. John Krebs and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krebs of Cecil were in the city on Monday, spending a few hours here while looking after business. Lee Beckner, wheat farmer resid ing south of lone, was looking after matters of business In Heppner on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Carlson, Gooseberry residents, were business visitors In the city Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bechdolt were Hardman people in the city for a short time on Wednesday. ITY LETS GOHTtUCT FOR DRILLING ILL A. A. Durand of Walla Waila Has Low Bid; Work Immediate. A. A. Durand of Walla Walla was awarded the contract for drilling a well at the forks of Willow creek for the city of Heppner, at the ad vertised meeting of the city council Monday evening Mr. Durand, who has a large number of well drilling outfits, reports that one of these is available which he will move onto the ground immeditaely. Mr. Durand s bid was considered by the council to be the best of a number offered. His contract calls for a price of $10 per foot for the first 300 feet, with $1 a foot addi tional on each hundred feet there after, or $11 a foot between 300 and 400 feet $12 between 400 and 500, and so on to whatever depth may be required. The council had previously re ceived high recommendations of Mr. Durand's work from Baker, La Grande, Dayton, Wash., and other towns for which he has done work. He is a driller of long experience and successful In the majority of his undertakings, according to these recommendations, and members 01 the council feel they have made a good contract The well will be drilled on land obtained recently from Frank Wil kinson, Just at the forks of Willow creek. This site had previously been picked by Mr. Durand and oth er drillers who were consulted when the cuoncil was deliberating on the best plan to obtain more and bet ter water last fall. It is expected drilling operations will be started not later than the first of the coming month. The council is hopeful that a sufficient flow will be obtained without hav ing to go too deep, and believes it certain that water when obtained will be of good quality. Funeral of Mrs. Allison Held Here Wednesday Mrs. Emma Allison, who for a period of five years, from 1912 to 1917 was a resident of Heppner, died at her home at Seattle on Sun day morning, November 17 at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 13 days. Mrs. Allison had been in her usual good health up until about an hour before she passed away, fol lowing a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held at the University Presbyterian church in Seattle on Tuesday, Mrs. Allison be ing a member of that congregation since going to Seattle several years ago. Following these services the body was shipped to Heppner, arriv ing here by train on Wednesday morning. Burial services were held here at 10, in charge of Ruth Chap ter No. 32, Order of Eastern Star, the membership of Mrs Allison be ing in this chapter since she came to Heppner. The beautiful burial service of the order was held at the grave, and the body was committed to its final rest beside that of her husband, William Allison, and her daughter, Mildred Allison Peck, amid a profusion of cut flowers and floral pieces, the emblems of love and esteem presented by friends and the fraternal orders. Milton W. Bower, Lester Jones, Frank Turner and Vawter Crawford composed a male quartette that sang two selec tions, "Remember Me" and "That Beautiful Land," the one at the be ginning and the other following the prayer of commitment Kezia Emma Culbertson was mar ried to William Allison, who was a Civil War veteran, in 1869. Mr. AI iison died at Heppner in January, 1913, following a short residence in this city. One daughter, Mildred, who upon her graduation from Heppner high school became the wife of George N. Peck of Lexing ton, died in the summer of 1917. One son, Prof. Wm. F. Allison, who was for a number of years in the faculty of the University of Wash ington at Seattle, died in 1927. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. C. E. Winegar of Sequim, Wash, A. C. Allison of Yakima, Wash.', and Dr. H. T. Allison of Portland, and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Allison was a sister of Dr. A. P. Culbertson of Vickeryville, Mich., who formerly resided in this city for a number of years. She had long been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, and belonged to the Order of East ern Star, the Degree of Honor and Womens Relief Corps. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank all the friends who assisted us at the burial of our beloved mother, Emma Allison; also the various fraternal orders for their kindly sympathy expressed In the many beautiful floral offerings, and Ruth Chapter for their beauti ful burial service, and the male quartette for its singing. The Allison Family. P. T. A. MEETING. For the purpose of selecting a president, the Parent Teacher asso ciation will meet on Monday after noon next at the high school audi torium, at 3 o'clock. The electing of a president of the association is Important and It is hoped there will be a large attendance of the pa trons and friends of the school to help in making the selection.