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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLIC AUDI TOR I UK
Volume 46, Number 39.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 1929.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Club Passes Resolutions
Of Three Roads.
ENVOYS ARE PICKED
Clubmen are Impressed by Talk of
Judge Fee on Service Club
Work; Visitors Present
Action for improved roads in this
section was continued at the meet
ing of the Heppner Lions club Mon
day noon, with more than 40 in at
tendance for the luncheon session.
Resolutions on the Wallula cut
off, Heppner-Spray road, and one
urging the oiling of the Heppner-
r'liot Rock stretch of the Oregon
Washington highway, were present
ed by Roads Chairman Paul Gem
men, and passed when put up for
vote. These resolutions will be pre
sented to the Bureau of Public
Roads, State Highway commission
and the Forest service before the
Joint budget meeting of the three
Appointed on a committee to ap
pear before the State Highway
commission meeting in Portland to
day were S. E. Notson, Gay Ander
son, Spencer Crawford, Paul Marble
and Paul Gemmell. It was voted
that the Lions club defray actual
expenses of the committee incurred
by attendance. It was urged that
all others who could get to the meet
ing, be there to add weight to the
requests of the committee.
C. L. Sweek has been serving as
astlng president since the departure
of James M. Burgess for his new
duties at Salem. Judge James Al
ger Fee gave a short talk on ser
vice club work that was listened to
intently by the assembled Lions. J.
C. Hoskins of Stanfleld stated that
people of his section were backing
the Heppner-Spray road and would
conitnue to do so even if the Wallu
la cut-off road met defeat A report
of the meeting at Pilot Rock on
good roads was made by Notson.
Visitors at the meeting in addi
tion to Fee and Hoskins were David
and Charles Hynd, Frank Engelman
and George Bleakman. Since the
meeting much favorable comment
on the pleasing meal prepared by
Mrs. John Cason under the super
vision of Al Rankin, chairman of
the commissary department, has
been heard in Heppner.
The resolutions as adopted at the
meeting are as follows:
Whereas, there has been expend
ed by the counties of Morrow and
Wheeler and the Bureau of Public
Roads in the construction of the
Heppner-Spray road the sum of
Whereas, approximately 28 miles
of Baid road have been completed,
having mncadam surface and stand
ard grade, leaving approximately
24 miles of partially completed road;
Whereas, said road passes thru
the Umatilla National forest, and,
when completed, will furnish an
outlet for forest products and will
greatly improve the facilities for
transporting men and supplies into
the forest for fighting fires when
fires occur in the forest; and
Whereas, said road will provide
easy access to market and railroad
for a large section of Grant and
Wheeler counties, an advantage
which will mean much to the stock
men of that section; and
Whereas, said road constitutes a
link in the highway system, which,
with the Service Creek-Mitchell sec
tor of the market road system of
Wheeler county, provides a direct
route from Bend to Spokane, thru
cither Pendleton or Umatilla, pass
ing through Redmond, Prlnevllle,
Mitchell, Spray, Hardman and
Hoppner, and serves to connect the
Old Oregon Trail, the Oregon
Washington highway, the John Day
highway, the Ochoco highway, and
The Dalles-California highway;
Therefore, be it resolved, by the
Lions Club of Heppner, Oregon, that
it Is the sense of this club that the
Heppnor-Spray road should be com
pleted at as early a date as practic
able, and that we earnestly recom
mend that the different agencies
concerned in the construction of
said road hasten the completion
Whereas, it appears that the Fed
eral government and state of Wash
ington are ready and willing to
build what is known as the Wallula
Cut-off, the Federal government to
furnish approximately three-fifths
of the money for the construction
of said highway; and
Whereas, the construction of said
Wallula Cut-off Is In line with the
policy of President Hoover to speed
up public improvement for the pur
pose of giving employment to large
numbers of men;
Therefore, be it resolved, that the
Lions Club of Heppner, Oregon, go
on reoord as favoring the coopera
tion of the state of Oregon in the
construction of the Wallula Cut-off
at as early a date as is practicable.
Hcppner-Pllot Rock Road.
Whereas, the surface of the Oregon-Washington
Hoppner and Pilot Rock has become
badly corrugated, in some places,
seriously deteriorated; .
Therefore, be it resolved, that it
Mass Meeting Planned
For Veterans and Public
A mass meeting open to ex-service
men and the public will be held in
the Heppner Elks temple at 8 o'
clock Friday evening. Officers of
the department of Oregon, Ameri
can Legion and Auxiliary will ad
dress the public on the national
program of these organizations and
their place in the community.
Of special interest to ex-service
men will be the talks telling of
available veterans' benefits such as
hospitalization, adjusted compensa
tion and war risk insurance.
To fill out the program several
numbers will be provided by local
talent Harvey Miller will sing a
solo." A vocal trio, Mrs. Charles W.
Smith, Mrs. William Poulson and
Mrs. Raymond Ferguson, accompan
ied by Mrs. Walter Moore at the
piano, will be heard. Mrs. William
Poulson will play a piano solo.
The Auxiliary will be hostess at
a dinner beginning at 6 o'clock the
same evening at the Elks temple.
Honor guests at the dinner will be
the department officers of the two
organizations. Members of the Am
erican Legion, their ladies, and
members of the Auxiliary and their
escorts are invited to attend.
Yuletide Mailing Hints
Given by Post Office
Dec. 12, 1929.
Again we ask for your coopera
tion during the Christmas rush. You
did fine last year and we wish to
thank you for your cooperation
then, and ask for a still greater ef
fort on your part this year. To do
this please remember the follow
ing things you can do to help us to
get by with out part of the pro
First, mall as early as possible
during the day, especially if your
packages are to be insured. No
package can be Insured after 4:30
after Dec. 16.
Second, wrap all packages in good
substantial manner so that they will
stand a lot of pressure and rough
handling which they will necessar
ily have to stand during the Christ
Present all packages at the gener
al delivery window so that the
proper postage may be affixed. Re
member that we must refuse to take
any mail after 5:30 p. m. from Dec.
16 to Dec. 23. During this period
do not ask for mail during the time
the windows are closed for the dis
tribution of incoming mall. Do jiot
place Christmas or any other seals
on the address side of letters or
Address packages one side only.
Doing this will save postal employ
ees time, and time is Important dur
ing the holiday rush.
There will be no distribution of
mail on Dec. 25. All postofllces will
observe this rule, so do not ask us
to hand any mail out during that
day and we will not have to refuse
you. Special delivery and perishable
packages will be delivered on
Christmas day but no other mail.
Cooperate with us. Help us help
you. Wishing you all a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year,
THE POSTOFFICE FORCE.
ELECTRIC LINE REPLACED.
A new pole line of standard con
struction has been put in place by
Pacific Power and Light company
on Heppner's main street to replace
the old line which has been in ser
vice for two decades. Larger cedar
poles, which are creosote treated
have been used in the construction.
The line is of double capacity of
the one replaced and can easily be
Increased to triple the former capa
city. The new line will be as a base
when new construction is extended
to other parts of the city. Officials
of the company state that the line
will improve power conditions in the
main part of the city.
PAGEANT AT HARDMAN.
The Hardman Sunday school will
give their Christmas naceant and
a Christmas play Monday evening,
December 23, at 7:30 p. m. The
scenes of the pageant are very beau-
tiiui ana witn eacn scene the well
known Christmas carols and songs
will be sung. The little play is ap
pealing and carries out the real
spirit of Christmas in a modern
AUXILIARY TO MEET.
A meeting of the American Le
gion auxiliary has been called for
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock in the
Legion hall. The organization will
have Its Christmas tree at this time,
so each member Is urged to bring
an Inexpensive gift, so that all in
attendance will be remembered.
Hostesses for the meeting arc Mrs.
W. E. Moore and Mrs. A. M. Phelps.
SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE.
Preparations are being made for
a Christmas program by the Degree
of Honor. The event is set for Sat
urday afternoon, December 21 at
2:30 o'clock in the Odd Fellow's hall.
Parents of the children and friends
are invited to attend. Santa Claus
has announced that he will be pre
sent to remember the children.
Mrs. Daisy Hall is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. William SmethurBt,
Is the sense of the Lions Club of
Heppner that the surface of said
road should be reconditioned, where
needed, and the same Bhould be oil
ed the entire distance from Heppner
to Pilot Rock during the coming
Executive Meeting Backs
North Pacific Plan of
- Grain Selling.
CONCLAVE DATE SET
League Will Invite Agricultural
Leaders to Attend Annual
Meeting in Pendleton.
An executive session and luncheon
of the En stern Oregon Wheat lea
gue waa .held at Arlington, Satur
day, December 7. A committee drew
up a resolution endorsing the
"North P-iciflc Grain Growers Coop
erative Association" plan, which is
described in next weeks' issue of
the Gazette Times. The committee
advised the organization of locals in
The talk of James O'Shea, presi
dent of the Montana Farmers un
ion, who told how Montana farmers
were working out means of acquir
ing and retaining larger profits
from their labors, was considered of
much Importance, according to Mor
row county delegates at the meet
ing. During his talk he told of bet
ter methods of storing and market
ing grain, as practiced in Montana.
It was decided to hold the annual
meeting of the organization in Pen
dleton from January 16 to 18 inclu
sive. Request will be made of the
following agricultural leaders to be
in attendance at the meeting: Gov.
Samuel R. McKelvle, wheat repre
sentative of the Federal Farm
board; Louis J. Taber, master Na
tional grange; Sam H. Thompson,
president American Farm Bureau
federation; Clarence E. Huff, pres
ident National Farmers' union.
Appointed on standing commit
tees were the following chairmen
and secretaries, respectively: Coop
erative marketing, John Withy
combe, Arlington, George O. Gatlln,
Corvallis; Transportation and open
river, W. W. Harrah, Pendleton, F.
L. Ballard, Corvallis; Production,
tillage and weed control, E. M. Hul
den, Blalock, D. E. Stephens, Moro;
Warehousing and finance, W. H.
Ragsdale, Moro, Dr. M. N. Nelson,
Corvallis; Legislative, A. R. Shum
way, Milton, W. A. Holt Pendleton;
Grain inspection, W. S. Powell, Moro
and Roger Morae, Baker.
Appointments of other men from
various counties will fill out the
George N. Peck, R. A. Campbell
and B. H. Peck of Lexington, who
represented Morrow county, expres
sed satisfaction in the united effort
and accord shown at the meeting.
Elks Will Entertain
With Dance Saturday
Elks and invited guests will be
entertained with a dance Saturday
evening in the Heppner Elks tem
ple. Music will be furnished by the
Black Cat orchestra. As several
weeks have elapsed since a dance
has been held in Heppner It is ex
pected that the attendance will be
Announcement has been made
that the Elks will also give a dance
Christmas eve, Tuesday, December
24, with the Black Cats again dis
pensing the music.
Rev. Stanley Moore, mlssionary-In-charge.
Holy communion at 8:00 a. m.
Church school at 9:45 o'clock.
Morning prayer and sermon at 11.
Young People's Fellowship at 6:00
p. m. at the rectory.
The sacred Christmas pageant,
"In God's Garden," will be presented
by the members of the church
school assisted by the choir, Sunday
evening, December 22, at 7:30 p. m.
This is a beautiful pageant which
was presented in one of the large
churches in England. It carries us
back to the first Christmas and the
singing of the first Noel.
Blessed be the King that cometh
In the name of the Lord: peace in
Heaven and glory in the highest
The above topic will be discussed
at the morning service at the
Church of Chrsit. We Invite you to
think on this theme and read God's
word for light and come prepared to
appreciate the sermon. Our morn
ing worship begins at 10:50 follow
ing Bible school which meets at
In the evening Christian Endeav
or meets at 6:30. The evening ser
vice at 7:30 will be given over to
the "Pentecostal Pageant" given by
the Women! Missionary society. The
public la Invited to all services.
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
CLASS SERVES BANQUET.
Girls of the Hennnpr hiffh nrhnnl
domestic science class were hostess
es at a banquet for members of the
high and grade school faculty, and
meniDers or tne scnool board and
their wives, held Wednesday eve
ning in the hleh school hnllrllnir.
Guests in attendance were high in
meir commendation of the finely
prepared and served meal, which in
reality was a practical test of their
advancement in the course.
Cantata Tells the Story
Of "Rip Van Winkle"
Children of the Heppner grade
school presented the cantata, "Rip
Van Winkle," Tuesday evening at
the high school auditorium before
a fair Bized audience, under the di
rection of Miss Kate F. Ede, music
The prelude and accompaniment
for the production was played by
Miss Aagodt Frigaard, pianist Billy
Thomson, interlocutor, read the leg
end in the prologue. The part of
Rip Van Winkle was ably played by
James Driscoll. Harold Ayers was
cast in the role of George Washing
ton and Marie Scrivner in the role
of Mrs. Washington.
Nearly 80 boys and girls were in
the chorus, which made such a rlen-
slng presentation of the story in
song, in part one, tne singers told
of the village in the mountains, Rip
ana nis aog, wolie, the phantom
mountain man and the magic flaer-
on. Part two told of Rip's awaken
ing, his return, hla search for his
irienas, and the leeends of the
William Schwarz. sinclntr anion
"Mighty Lak' a Rose," and "Rolling
Down to Rio" as interlude numbers
between parts one and two of the
cantata, received much applause.
LOCAL K HEMS
Jack Frost of the General Elec
tric Supply corporation of Portland,
and Guy Davis, sales supervisor of
the Pacific Power and Light com
pany, with headquarters in Walla
Walla, Wash., were in Heppner Fri
day on business with the local
branch of the latter organization.
Mrs. Pearl Anderson, artist em
ployed by Rasmussen and company,
paint manufacturers, was in Hepp
ner Wednesday and Thursday, dem
onstrating uses for enamels, at Gil
liam & Bisbee's store.
Bovs on the Hennnpr hi?h whnnl
basketball sauad have heen nrnn-
ticmg amgently for some time In
preparation lor tne season which
opens January 7.
A son tiDDine the scales at 8 1-2
Dounds was born to Mr. nnri Mm
James Daly of Lena at the Hepp
ner hospital Monday night
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Palmateer of
Morgan are the parents of a 9 1-2
pound daughter bom at the Hem-
ner hospital this afternoon.
Miss Jiptty Roeuyv returned to
Heppner Monday after spending
nearly a week in Portland visitlntr
with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rnlriwln
moved to the former Bisbee resi
dence in South Heppner on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Biddle, visit
ing here Monday, reported heavy
rains in the Rhea creek section.
Miss Eva Wilson of Lexington
was In Heppner Monday for dental
Irma Lovgren spent Friday in
Heppner shopping at the local
E. A. Kellev of Lexine-tnn wna
business visitor in Heppner on Tues-
Wanted Girl for general house
work. Inquire this office.
EARLY SETTLER PASSES ON.
Funeral services for John Glass
cock, who died in a Portland hos
pital Sunday evening after being ill
since Thanksgiving, were conducted
in Portland Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Lena White, a sister went to
Portland to attend th feunral. Mr.
Glasscock was an early settler in
Morrow county and well known
here, although he had been living
in Portland for a number of years
after leaving this section. In his
earlier days he did much sheep
shearing in Morrow county. He was
58 years of age, being the eldest
son of Mrs. W. W. Smead of this
city. He is also survived by sisters,
Mrs. Guy Boyd of Caldwell, Ida.,
Mrs. Charles Curtis of Marshfield,
Mrs. Lena White of Heppner, and
brothers, Frank Glasscock of La
Grande, and Roy Glasscock, of Mt.
LEXINGTON F.T.A TO MEET.
The regular meeting of the Lex
ington branch of the Parent Teach
er's association will be held next
Tuesday, December 17, at 2 o'clock
In the high school auditorium. After
a short business session the after
noon will be devoted to a program.
Mrs. Eva Lane and Ruth Dlnges
will sing a duct The association
will then join in the singing of
Christmas anthems. One part of
the program will turn the meeting
Into an open forum discussion of
"The True Meaning of Christmas
to My Child." Different members
will report upon topics which in
clude "Lasting Toys for Christmas."
The True Christmas Spirit, Christ
mas for the Pre-Srfiaol Child, and
Books as a Christmas Present It
is urged that everyone be present
to join In the discussion.
Morrow county train farmers,
stockmen, and most of the other
residents of the county, have been
mighty happy, and smiling, this
week, although Christmas Is but
two weeks away. What they are
happy about Is the recent rainfall,
which is really a much desired
Christmas gift, only in advance.
The precipitation which began at
an early hour Sunday morning, by
Thursday at 8 o'clock in the morn
ing had reached a total of 1.25 in
ches. The average annual rainfall
in this section during the last five
years has been about IS Inches.
3 BILLS DECLARED
TRUE BY JURYMEN
Missing Witnesses Halt
Investigation of Some
SAY TO CLEAN JAIL
Many Circuit Court Civil Cases
Dismissed After Defense
Fails In Appearance.
The grand Jury, sitting Decem
ber 9 and 10 in the Morrow county
courthouse, returned three true bills
all being secret indictments. Other
matters were under investigation,
but an investigation could not be
completed at this sitting of the
jury because some of the witnesses
were not available.
Examination was made of county
jail, poorhouse, courthouse and the
offices connected with the adminis
tration of justice. Recommenda
tion was made that the jail be
cleaned up and kept in more sani
tary condition. It was recommnd
ed that the grounds at the poor
house be cleaned and that the house
be cleaned and fitted up before it
was allowed to be occupied. Slight
remodeling of the jail was advised.
The county court was commended
for having the roof and exterior
woodwork of the courthouse paint
ed and for the laying of linoleum
in some of the offices and hallways.
Serving on the grand jury were
J. W. Hiatt, foreman; J. B. Black-
well, C. H. McDaniel, Walter Eu-
banks, Lewis E. Dick, Laxton Mc
Murray. L. L. Gilliam, W. O. Dix
and Fred Mankin were excused.
Many civil cases of the circuit
court were dismissed by Judge
James Alger Fee, most of them by
default of the defendants for non
appearance. Judgments were issu
ed in a few of the defaulted cases.
0. S. C. TO OFFER
3 SHORT COURSES
BANKERS, CANNERS, BUTTER-
MAKERS INVITED; NEW
MONTH PLAN STARTS.
Three specialized agricultural
short courses have been scheduled
for next month at Oregon State
college in addition to the new plan
of three-months practical work open
to any high school graduate.
A buttermakers' course open to
any one with some practical exper
ience In creameries, begins January
20 and continues two weeks. It will
consist of demonstrations, lectures,
and actual work in the college
Oregon bankers will cooperate
with the extension service again this
year January 23 and 24 for an an
nual agricultural short course to be
held in Portland at the livestock ex
change building. Methods followed
on a central livestock market will
The eighth annual canners' school
will open January 27 for a three-
week session. This school, which
draws commercial canners from
many sections of the United States
and Canada, is divided into three
periods, the first week being devot
ed to machinery, the second to can
ning fruits and the third to canning
Under the new plan of a two-year
curricula in practical phases of ag
ricultural training, any high school
graduate may enter Oregon State
college at the beginning of any
term and take three months work
or more in a wide variety of courses.
The winter term begins January 2
and ends March 20.
Funeral Rites Friday
For Robert J. Rodgers
Funeral services for Robert J.
Rodgers, forty-six, who died at his
home last night following a tuber
cular illness of nine years, will be
conducted at the Methodist church
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Interment will be made at Prescott,
Wash., on Saturday.
Mr. Rodgers had been a resident
of Heppner for the past three years,
and although he had been confined
to his home he had many friends,
who mourn his untimely decease.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy
M. Rodgers, Morrow countv school
superintendent, two sons, three sis
ters and five brothers.
BAZAAR AND PARTY HELD.
Miss Pearl Vail of Lexington was
the women's first prize and Ed Dick
of lone won the men's first prize, at
a bridge party held by the Episco
pal church in the Parish house Sat
urday evening. Twelve tables were
in play. Following the card playing,
lunch was served. Members of
the committee in charge of the
bazaar In the afternoon reported a
good sale of the articles displayed.
CHRISTMAS VACATION SET.
The Heppner high and grade
schools will close for the Christmas
and New Year's vacation on Friday,
Dec. 20, and will reopen on Monday
C. R. Maddock, special agent for
the Metropolitan Casualty Co., was
in Heppner on business today.
Junior Class Staging
Comedy, Adam and Eva
"Adam and Eva," a three-act com
edy, will be presented by the Junior
class of Heppner high school, Thurs
day evening, December 19. All tick
ets will be reserved and will sell for
50 cents each. Tickets will be on
sale at Gordon's early next week.
The play is being directed by Miss
Irene Riechel, with nightly rehear
sals being started last week. A mu
sical program to be given between
the acts is being arranged by the
The story is that of a rich man
and his family who have gone thru
a period of extravagance. The fath
er goes on a vacation and leaves
his business manager as head of
the family. The manager invests
the money of the family unwisely,
and the family goes broke. They
move to the country, where the
girls raise chickens and sell eggs.
A maiden aunt begins selling insur
ance. Father comes home surprised at
the results obtained by the business
manager. He springs the surprise
that the family is richer than be
fore; however, the family prefers
the new life of Industry to the old
one of luxury and ease.
Forming the cast are Mr. King,
the father, Earl Thomson; Adam
Smith, business manager, Harold
Gentry; Eva King, youngest daugh
ter, Louise Langdon; Dr. Delmeter,
family physician, Gay Anderson;
Lord Andrew Gordon, Scotchman,
Bruce Gibb; Clinton DeWitt son-in-
law, Ellis Moyer; Aunt Abbey, sister
of Mr. King, Jeanette Turner; Julia
Clinton DeWitt oldest dauehter.
Mary White; Corinthia, the maid,
Anne McNamee; Uncle Horace. Mr.
King's brother, Raymond Clark.
Senator Carsner Says
Range Conditions Good
Alwavs alert tn the heat IntorAjxtja
of his section, Senator R. J. Carsner
of Spray gave the following account
to a reporter of the Portland Ore-
gonian, while he was in the city
this week on business:
"There's nothing the matter with
Oregon nor the stock situation, wat
er nor hay," declares Senator R. J.
Carsner of Spray, stockman as well
as legislator. "The trouble is that
some of these stockmen come to
Portland to get refinanced, find a
bootlegger and then get hold of a
reporter and tell him that every
thing has gone to blazes. Well, I
don't think so. There's plenty of
grass and plenty of hay and plenty
of water and the stock will go into
winter right Thirty or 40 years ago
when there was a hard winter the
creeks froze and it was pretty tough
for the livestock and for the ranch
ers, too, but things have changed.
Stockmen have a water supply be
cause they have learned from ex
perience and know what to do. Most
of them have storage tanks. Then
there is the hay. Well, you'll never
again see cheap hay. It is rather
high, but there is enough of it, and
the day of low-priced hay is gone
forever, and stockmen may as well
realize it There is grass and the
range is better now than it was a
few years ago, and I'll tell you why.
Take our county: a few years ago
there were 5000 horses on the as
sessment rolls. Today there are
about 1000. Well, with the disap
pearance of the horses this has giv
en more grass for the livestock. The
horses ate a lot and naturally they
competed with the cattle, so, with
the horses gone, it is so much more
grass for the stock. Where did the
horses go? Oh, shipped to Portland
and manufactured into fertilizer, I
suppose. There was some talk of
shipping horse meat to Europe, but
that was never an extensive prac
tice." Senator Carsner, in conclu
sion, feels that there is nothing to
be alarmed about and as for the
recent drought he sapiently observ
es: "I knew it would rain. It has
always rained in our country after
a dry spell. All you have to do is
wait for it"
AIKEN NAMED MANAGER.
Jared C. (Jerry) Aiken, for the
past several months special agent
in the Sacramento valley for the
Metropolitan Casualty, has been
promoted to the managership of the
company's Oakland branch office,
Earl R. Harvis, Northern California
branch manager, announces. In re
turning to Oakland, Aiken again
takes up his residence in the city
where he commenced his Insurance
career. His advancement since then
has been rapid. After traveling the
faclnc Northwest as auditor and
later as special agent for the Hart-
rord Accident & Indemnity, Aiken
was transferred to Salt Lake City
by that company to open its Utah
service office. He subsequently re
signed to return to California with
the Metropolitan Casualty. He suc
ceeds at Oakland, Ray Lussier, who
resigned to become superintendent
of casualty underwriting in the San
Francisco branch office of the Stan
dard Accident Underwriter's Re
TO INSPECT SCHOOL BUSSES.
E. R. Pyle of Arlington, of the
Oregon State Traffic division, was in
Heppner Friday to make arrange
ments for Inspection of busses and
automobiles used to convey pupils
to various schools in Morrow coun
ty. Every precaution is being taken
Dy tne traffic division to see that
every bus used for the carrying of
school children Is in good mechani
cal condition. Instruction pointers
are also to be given the drivers to
further insure the safety of the
Plan Round-Up of Stray
Horses on Range in
Latter Part April.
Jewett Tells Results Obtained by
Government Hunters in Preda
tory Animal Extermination
More than thirty were in attend
ance at a meeting of the Umatilla
Permittees association at the Hepp
ner Elks temple Saturday afternoon
when control of cattle and sheep on
driveways, ridding the ranges of
stray horses, better ways of cooper
ating with the biological survey in
predatory animal control, were dis
cussed and reports of the Oregon
Wool Growers association given.
In opening the discussion on
sheep and cattle driveways, J. B.
Huddleston stated that 1500 head of
cattle passed his allotment last sea
son en route to Heppner. The coun
ty road is being used for a drive
way but the cattle often get as far
as a mile off the road on Huddles-
ton's allotment and many droves
spend the night there, using much
of his allotment for range. It was
suggested that the old sheep drive
way be used for cattle and that an
area be fenced to confine the cattle
for an overnight stop. It was also
suggested that the county road be
used and that an area be fenced in
the cattle allotment for an over
night stop. A committee composed
of J. B. Huddleston, Lone Rock, J.
D. French, Gurdane, J. G. Barratt,
Heppner and Walter Wright, Hard-
man, was named to draw up a res
olution setting a route for the drive
way, and which is to be presented
to the forest service.
To Round-up Horses.
Concensus of opinion at the meet
ing was that the most feasbile meth
od of control and riddance of stray
h roses from the range would be to
hav the stockmen round them up in
the latter part of April. Permission
of the courts in the counties con
cerned will be asked. Cooperation
of the forest service was assured
by John Irwin, supervisor of Uma
tilla National forest, but the service
will not participate in the actual
round-up. Appointed on a commit
tee to have charge of stray control
were J. D. French, W. H. Cleveland
and R. A. Thompson.
A comprehensive outline of the
work being done in predatory ani
mal control was given by Stanley
Jewett, leader in predatory animal
control. He pointed out under the
bounty system little Improvement
was made in control where the
bounties were offered as the animals
were killed in sections where abun
dant and then transported to coun
ties paying bounties, for bounty col
lection. Since the abandonment of
the bounty system in this state con
siderable reduction in predatory an
imals has resulted by the employ
ment of government hunters.
432 Coyotes Killed.
This year available for control
work in Morrow county was $1000
from the county, J 1000 from the
state and $1800 from the federal
government Until December 1 of
this year 432 coyotes, 5 bobcats and
9 badgers had been killed in this
county by government hunters, us
ing $1866.37 of funds from the three
sources. This Is at a cost of $4.18
per coyote, exclusive of supervision
costs. The total catch does not In
clude a large and unknown number
of coyotes that were killed by poi
soning. Jewett believes that addi
tolnal funds can be obtained for
control work from the states if
stockmen will lobby for their wants
as do many other interests at the
state capital. A bill now before
congress if passed will increase fed
eral funds available from $24,000 to
$41,000. It was pointed out that bet
ter organization of stock raisers, so
that the biological survey can easily
obtain old horses and cattle for poi
son bait would be a big aid in coy
ote control. Many losses have been
reported by turkey raisers because
of coyotes, and it is urged that they
join in the fight against them.
Committee Selection Made.
C. W. Smith, Clyde Wright and B.
B. Kelley were named on a commit
tee to work out a plan to get more
predatory hunters for Morrow
W.-P. Mahoney, president of tie
Oregon Wool Growers association,
reviewed his attendance at the Na
tional Wool Growers association
in Twcas. Cooperative marketing
was the principle topic brought be
fore that meeting. Mahoney believes
It is a good system if all will agree
to sell through the organization.
Texas wool growers with their ex
tensive organizations and warehous
es hav been somewhat reluctant in
Joining the association. Mahonev
visited the Texas sheep country, and
touna conditions much different
than met by local sheepmen.
W. A. Holt, secretary of the Ore
gon Wool Growers, stated that an
Increase of three cents in the wool
tariff was practically assured. He
told of the campaign being put on
to Interest the public in a greater
use of lamb, stating that the plan
had been meeting with so much
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