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SOC I ETY
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 1930.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FOR All MEET
Noted Speakers Obtained
To Address Conclave
At The Dalles.
MARKET DATA HERE
Persons Interested in Learning of
Market Corporation Can See
For the state convention of the
Oregon Wool Growers association
to be held at The Dalles on January
16 and 17, the program has been
just about completed and will be
ready for publication in next week's
issue of this paper. President Ma
honey was in Pendleton on Friday
and met with Secretary Holt and
several members of the executive
committee and the most of the de
tails of the coming meet of flock
masters were worked out
At this time we are privileged to
mention a few of the prominent
speakers to appear on the pVogram,
among them being J. B. Wilson, secretary-treasurer
of the National
Wool Marketing corporation who
will be present and address the con
vention, telling of the plans and ex
plaining the manner of organization
of local growers in order that they
may come under the supervision of
the agricultural marketing act. The
discussion on this subject will be
led by Jay H. Dobbin of Enter
prise. H. E. Lounsbury Of the O.
W. R. & N. company will present
the subject of "Railroads and the
Livestock Industry,' 'and E. N. Kav
anagh of the forestry department
will give a survey of the National
Forest range conditions as they per
tain to Oregon, his address to also
Include the subject of 'The Wilder
ness Area in the National Forests."
President Mahoney also states
that there will be many other men
attending the convention of nation
al repute in the wool industry, and
he is anticipating a very proftable
Mr. Mahoney is in receipt of cop
ies of the artciles of incorproation,
by-laws and membership agreement
of the recently formed National
Wool Marketing corporation. This
body has been incorporated under
the laws of the state of Delaware,
and for the present, at least, Its
principal oflice will be in the city of
Wilmington, at No. 7 West 10th
street. Its capital stock Is $1,000,
000, divided into 10,000 shares of the
par value of $100 each. We are sure
that the local wool growers will be
Interested in looking into the merits
of this marketing organization, and
they should call at the First Nation
al bank and look over these papers,
thereby getting first hand informa
tion concerning the modus operan
di. Because of lack of space at this
time we are unable to give the de
tails. This one copy of these pa
pers is all that is available at Hepp
ner at the present time.
Elks Enjoy Program
At Regular Meeting
During an Intermission and fol
lowing the regular session of the
Heppner Elks Thursday evening,
they were entertained with music,
boxing and refreshments. Ellis
Thomson sang, accompanied by Jon
Condcr. Conder also sang, playing
his own accompaniment, and fur
ther entertained with piano solos.
After the closing of the lodge Gor
don Bucknum and JamcB Farley
battled to a three-round draw in a
hotly fought contest. An ample
supply of cider and doughnuts, serv
ed by the entertainment committee,
brought to a close the evening's
SISTER BURIED AT PRESCOTT.
Mrs. Martha J. Havlland, sister
of Mrs. J. B. Carmichael and Mrs.
E. S. Duran of Lexington, passed
away at Tacoma, Wash., on Tues
day, December 17. She was aged
77 years, 7 months and 7 days, hav
ing been born May 10, 1862, at Port
She was the widow of the late
James Havlland, formerly sheriff
of Walla Walla county, and for
many years made her home at Pres
cott, Wash., whore the family re
sided. Mrs. Havlland Is survived
by two sons, Floyd Haviland of
Prescott, and Fred Haviland of Pes
hastin, Wash., and one daughter,
Ethel Williams of Tacoma; a bro
ther, Charles Sweetser of Prescott,
and two sisters, Mrs. Carmichael
and Mrs. Duran of Lexington. Her
funeral was held in the Christian
church at Prescott on Friday, Dec.
20. Mr. and Mrs. Duran attended,
but owing to Illness Mrs. Carmichael
was unable to make the Journey.
WHEAT LAND LEASED.
Edward Llndeken has leased 2800
acres of Markham's wheat land, lo
cated near the head of Clark's can
yon and on Heppner flat. He plans
to farm It with tractors, expecting
to have 1600 acres of it In condi
tion for seeding next fall.
AUXILIARY TO CONVENE.
Hpepner Unit, American Legion
Auxiliary, will meet at 8 o'clock on
Tuesday evening at Legion hall.
Lunch Room Damaged
By New Year Blaze
Damage to an extent of $50 result
ed when the tent and framework
housing the restaurant known as
"Margie's Eat Shop" and owned by
Miss Marjorle Bailey, caught Are
from a gasoline cooking stove at
11:25 New Year's morning.
The blaze was put under control
with an extinguisher, rushed from
the Latourell garage, and water
provided by the efforts of a few vol
unteer workers, before the arrival
of the Heppner Fire department,
which helped in finishing the work
of extinguishing the conflagration.
A valve controlling the gasoline
flow had been left on by mistake the
night before, allowing the gasoline
to overflow and run on the floor,
and when Mis Bailey attempted to
light the stove, the blaze spread to
the floor and north wall, running up
to the tent covering and burning
that half on the roth side of the
The fact that the wind was blow
ing from the south, and that the
tent was slightly damp, probably
combined to prevent total destruc
tion of the establishment. No in
surance was carried. Miss Bailey
expected to have repairs completed
and be open for business Frdiay. To
lessen danger from fire elctricity
will be used for cooking purposes in
Poster Stamps Tell of
Portland, Jan. 1. Morrow coun
ty's quota In Oregon Postr Stamps
totals 33,900 of the 6,750,000 the Ore
gon State Chamber of Commerce
plans to place in circulation during
1930 in Its "Build Oregon!" program,
it was announced from headquart
ers here today by W. G. Ide, man
ager of the organization. Campaign
plans for placing the stamps which
tell facts and invite inquiries about
the agricultural, scenic and indus
trial resources of Oregon are now
being perfected for the 36 counties
and the 922 cities and towns in the
state. Each county quota has been
computed on the basis of "a stamp
per business day per business man."
"Oregon Poster Stamps," says Ide,
''are a vital and important part of
the 'Build Oregon!' program for the
coming year. They accomplish a
distinct two-fold purpose of adver
tising Oregon's resources and possi
bilities In a most colorful and ef
fective way and they create the
state chamber's budget fund to car
ry on its program of work."
The stamps are printed in four
colors, 30 different stamps to the
page and are bound in various size
books. They will be sold to business
and professional men of the state
to be attached to their outgoing
mail at the rate of $1.00 per page.
FAMILY HOLDS REUNION.
A family reunion was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pear
son, near Lena, on Christmas day.
Six sons and a daughter, with their
families were numbered among the
guests.- These were the George O.
Pearson family of Lena, the W. L.
Pearson family of Hermlston; the
E. P. Pearson family of Echo, the
Ed Canfield family of Lena, and
Howard and Lester Pearson of
Echo. Other guests were Ellis
Hiatt of Echo and George and Lee
Pearson of Echo. J. H. Pearson
was confined to his bed with a cold
on Christmas day, but hopes to be
recovered by December 30 to cele
brate his seventieth birthday.
VIRGINIANS HONOR VETERAN.
Named in honor of the late Ru
fus E. Burroughs, who enlisted from
Heppner to serve In the World war,
the Eurroughs Memorial hall was
recently dedicated at Galnx, Vir
ginia, by the American Legion and
the Galax Fire department, accord
ing to a clipping from the Galax
Post-Herald sent Mrs. Elbert Cox
by Mrs. C. B. Cox, who attended the
dedication ceremonies. Burroughs
was a half-brother of both these
Heppner women. Two young sons
of the deceasd veteran took part in
the dedication ceremonies.
Rev. Stanley Moore, Missionary- in
Charge. Holy Communion at 8:00 A. M.
Church School at 9:45 o'clock,
Celebration of the Lord's Supper
and sermon at 11:00.
Young Peoples' Fellowship at the
Rectory at 6:00.
"And he that sat upon the throne
said, 'Behold, I make all things
new'." Rev. 21:5.
Walter Luckman was In town to
day from Lena, where the hills are
now getting green following the re
cent rains and snow. Mr. Luckman
hops for a big fall of snow this
month, believing that to be the best
thing that could happen to both
range and grain lands.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lawtfcer went
to The Dalles Sunday and returned
Monday after visiting with friends
In that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Marble drove
to Yakima, Wash., Sunday to visit
with relatives over the Christmas
Rice McHaley returned on New
Year's day from a visit with his
family at Prairie City.
No show at Star Theater next
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
LINK ACROSS U, S.
Connecting of Highways
Would Allow Use of
Dave WUson Provides Turkey for
Feeding of Assembled Lions
At Luncheon Meeting.
That the connection of the Hepp-ner-Spray
highway with the Wallu
la cut-off highway, and in turn the
connection of the latter road to the
Lewis and Clark trail, which ex
tends through southeastern Wash
ington, central Idaho and Montana,
would provide the most direct route
between the Pacific Northwest and
the Atlantic seaboard, was pointed
out by a visiting delegation of good
roads enthusiasts from Umatilla
county at the Monday luncheon of
the Heppner Lions club.
This connection would make the
Heppner-Spray highway part of an
interstate highway, thus making it
eligible to the receipt of federal aid.
The Lewis and Clark trail is desig
nated as a primary road and has
already received much federal aid
in its building.
May Form Road Group.
Much discussion ensued alter the
! matter was presented. The matter
was referred to the club's good
roads committee of which P. M.
Gemmell is chairman, which will
consider it and make a report at
the luncheon meeting next Monday.
It is probable that organization of
an association will be formed by
progressive men in the cities along
the route of the Lewis and Clark
trail in order to cooperate for the
securing of the completion of this
Those in attendance at the meet
ing were the guests of Dave Wilson,
who provided a turkey dinner for
their consumption. Jon Conder and
Ellis Thomson, home from the Uni
versity of Oregon on their Christ
mas vacation, entertained with vo
cal and instrumental numbers.
Visitors at the meeting were Joe
Cooney and George Mitchell of
Echo, Frank Swayze and Carl Mc
Naughht of Hermiston, D. C. Brow
nell of Umatilla, Frank Sloan of
Stanfleld, Robert Carsner of Spray
and Robert Trompson of Heppner.
CHURCH MEETING HELD.
The anual meeting of the Church
of Christ was held at the church
parlors on Tuesday evening, begin
ning with a pot luck supper served
at 7:00 o'clock and continuing on
with a varied program until the
dawn of 1930. A delightful feature
of the event was the large attend
ance of the membership of the con
gregation, both young and old. En
tertainment features preceding and
following the annual reports of the
church and auxiliaries were present
ed by Evelyn Swindlg in monologue
numbers, accompanied at the piano
by Jeanette Turner, and piano se
lections by Mary Beamer, these oc
curring during the dinner period.
Piano selections by Jon Conder, a
solo by himself with Mrs. Bower at
the piano; vocal selections by Ellis
Thompson and Miss Ethel Moore;
instrumental numbers by Miss
Gladys Benge, saxophone, Claude
Conder, cornet and accompanied by
Jon Conder were among the num
erous musical numbers on the pro
gram,, and Katherlne Parker gave
an appropriate reading touching the
Financial and statistical reports
denoted a year of progress in all
departments of the church work.
SCHOOL BUDGET CARRIES.
The special election for School
District No. 1, was held at the coun
cil chambers on Friday afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock, with a small number
in attendance in fact, but seven
taxpayers of the district put in an
appearance, and these voted unan
imously to Increase the amount of
the levy above six per cent of that
of the previous year. The amount
necessary to be raised by tax on the
district this year as set out in the
budget, is $25,436.76, and the bud
get was unanimously adopted as
STAGE OPERATION SCIIANGED
Operation of stages over the route
from Heppner to Arlington, former
ly served by the Columbia Gorge
system, has been undertaken by a
Mr. Pepper, formerly of Arlington,
he having begun operation on Wed
nesday, January 1. For the pres
ent, at least, the same schedule will
be maintained, acoording to Earl
Gordon, local ticket agent.
AMERICAN LEGION TO MEET.
Heppner Post No. 87, American
Legion, will hold Its regular meeting
at Legion hall at 8 o'clock Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Jones drove to
Seattle Sunday, accompanied by
Mrs. M. L. Case and William Mat
son, the latter having been here vis
iting the Jones family over Christ
mas. N. Thompsen, who farms In the
Gooseberry district, was a business
visitor In Heppner today.
AT AUCTION SALE
HELD BY SHERIFF
"What am I offered for this
pair of shoes, size 31? It took a
cowhide, to make them," shouted
Elbert Cox, deputy sheriff, as he
exhibited a pair of high top shoes
at the auction sale at the Fair
store last Saturday.
"One dollar and a half, who'll
make it seventy-flve? Seventy
five, once, twice. Are you all
done? Sold to the young man in
the corner," in this manner Cox
shouted from 10 o'clock in the
morning until 11 at night with
short intermissions for meals.
The store was packed as long as
the auction continued. The crowd
was in a jovial spirit Witty re
marks of the bidder and auction
eer causesd no end of merriment
Morrow county's personal tax
claim of $423.01 against M. H.
Kopple was satisfied and in addi
tion bidders obtained merchan
dise at reasonable prices and the
spectators received unlimited en
tertainment without cost.
MRS. JENNIE E. McMURRAY,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Yarnall
were genial hosts to a number of
relatives and friends on Christmas
day at their home on Second street.
A delicious turkey dinner was serv
ed at 3 o'clock. The evening was
passed in games and sociability
after which a lunch was served.
Those enjoying their hospitality
were: Mr. Yarnall's brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cri
der and their daughter, Mary Beth,
his father, F. H. Yarnall, all from
Bickleton, F. H. Robinson and Mr.
and Mrs. Edw. A. Lindeken and
family of lone.
At several of the homes in this
vicinity were held jovial Christmas
dinners. The houses were gay with
yuletide decorations and the weath
er was Ideal. At the Frank Engel
man home the families of C. W.
Swanson, Fred Nichoson, Victor
Rietmann and Mrs. Petteys were
entertained. Mrs. Ida Peterson
served dinner to Ture Peterson, Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Peterson, Mr. and
Mrs. O. E. Peterson and children,
and Carl Peterson. The Lundell
family ate their Christmas turkey
at the home of Mr. snd Mrs". Ernest
Lundell on First street Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Moore were hosts to a
large gathering of relatives and
friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason
and sons, Harold Mason and Mr.
and Mrs. M. E. Cotter motored to
the Oliver Kincaid ranch home,
where they spent a happy day. At
Mrs. Lana Padberg's home on Rhea
creek were gathered Mr. and Mrs.
Guy Cason and two children, Pearl,
Hazel, Darell and Arley Padberg.
The Grant Olden home was the
scene of a jolly gathering made up
of Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder and"
son, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barlow and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell and
two daughters. A sumptuous Christ
mas dinner was served at the Frank
Young ranch home. Among other
invited guests in attendance were
Mrs. Helen Farrens and family of
At the J. W. Howk home on De
cember 25 was held a family din
ner where turkey reigned supreme.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
Charly O'Conner and son Charley,
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Linn, Miss Al
mira O'Conner, Mr. and Mrs. El
mer Griffith and children and the
host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. John Grimes had as her
Christmas guests, her son Louis
Pyle, and her son-in-law and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leathers of
Mr. and Mrs. John Grimes were
Portland visitors the latter part of
School will open in lone on Jan
J. W. Howk has received an an
nouncement of the marriage of J. B.
Bowers and Miss Olive Wilton of
Hamilton, Wash. The couple were
married November 28 at Kelso,
Wash., where they are making their
home. Mr. Bowers is a former resi
dent of lone, and has many friends
here who wish him happiness.
The turkey shoot at the Walter
Eubanks ranch December 29 at
tracted a good sized crowd of sports
men. A delicious chicken dinner with
all the flxln's was that at which Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Rietmann presided
Sunday evening. Covers were laid
for Mrs. Ruby Roberts, Fern, Gene
and Joel Engelman, Carlton and
Norma Swanson, Mis. Zelma Ken
nedy, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundell,
Clcll Ray, Mabel Smith, Kenneth
Ovlatt and Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Miss Lillie Alllnger of Heppner
spent Christmas day with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chns. Alllnger
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shipley and
son Robert were Christmas guests
at the home of Mrs. Shipley's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Allen at
The '01d Time Dance" given Sat
urday night under the auspices of
the American Legion and Legion
Auxiliary was well attended and all
report an enjoyable time. The mu
sic was furnished by the Lundell or
chestra. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Shaver, ac
companied Mrs. Shaver's niece, Mil
dred Kclley, on her trip to Caldwell,
Idaho, the party going by auto.
(Continued on Put Sis)
PUT IN CONDITION
City's Eelectrical Need
Shows Big Increase
In Short Period.
Heppner to Have Electricity at
Needed Times Within Three
Hours After Breakdown.
The steam plant that supplied
Heppner with electrical energy be
fore the Pacific Power & Light
cmopany was given a franchise to
operate in the city, was recondition
ed by Elmer E. Berg of The Dalles,
assistant superintendent of power
of the company, with the assistance
of W. E. Pruyn, last Friday to pro
vide the city with electricity In time
Heppner's electrical requirement
has grown to such an extent in the
last few years that the auxiliary
plant will now provide only a little
more than a third of the city's peak
load. If at any time the auxiliary
plant is needed, it is urged that us
ers of the electricity be as econom
ical as possible and to refrain from
the use of motors, ranges, heaters,
washing machines, as much as pos
sible, and other electrical appliances
using much energy, in order that all
users of electricity can have the use
of lights. By this economy, some
electricity would be available for
every family, and the inconvenience
that would result if patrons were
not thrifty would be avoided, ac
cording to Paul Marble, local man
ager for the company.
Will Steam Up Plant
At times when the power goes off,
the company will immediately begin
to steam up the auxiliary plant to
provide electricity, while it is un
available from the regular source.
This plant can be put in operation
in less than three hours. W. E.
Pruyn, because of his knowledge of
the plant has been chosen to super
intend its operations.
The transmission line connecting
Heppner with the power plants is
now in the best condition it has
ever been, for during the past sum
mer many new poles were placed In
the line where poles were a wide
distance apart. Heavier wire has
also been strung to avoid break
down as much as possible.
Every precaution is being taken
to avoid breaks in the line, say of
ficials of the company, but they
point out that it is impossible to
prevent all breaks due to violent
weather conditions. Last winter
frost and ice accumulations on the
wires sometimes reached a diameter
of 8 inches, causing breaks because
of the added weight
Oregon Man Chosen
As Judge of Award
Appointment of James T. Jar
dine, director of the Oregon State
college experiment station, on a na
tional committee to select each year
the man who has performed the
most distinguished service to Amer
ican agriculture was announced re
cently. Selection of Jardine as one
of the six men to make the award
was rated as a distinct honor by col
lege officials here because he was
the only man west of Kansas chosen
by Senator Arthur Capper of Kan
sas, the originator of the award and
the donor of the $5000 prize and
Serving on the committee with
Jardine will be such men as Frank
O. Lowden, ex-governor of Illinois;
John H. Finley, editor of the New
York Times; and F. D. Farrell, pres
ident of Kansas Agricultural col
lege. Director Jardine is now in Wash
ington, D. C, assisting in compiling
the results of a national survey of
the land grant colleges.
Mother: I wonder who it was that
never folded his clothes when he
went to bed?
Little Lawrence pulled the bed
clothes over his head and answered,
Wagg: Have any luck hunting
lions in Africa?
Tagg: Yes, I didn't meet one.
Gentleman on boat: "I don't feel
at all safe in this leaky old boat
Boatman: Don't worry, sir. If
anything happens I'll take the
Wife: A poor woman came today
to ask for old clothes.
Husband: What did you give her?
Wife: That old suit you've had for
ten years and the dress I bought
Impatient diner: I suppose, wait
er, I can sit here until I starve?
Waiter: I'm afraid not, sir. We
close at ten.
Oflice Boy: Sorry, but the editor
won't even read your article.
Embryo writer: But did you tell
him that if ho read it he would sure
ly accept it?
Oflice Boy: Yes; that's why he
won't read it
Funeral Rites Held for
Henry Cramer Sunday
. Funeral services were conducted
at Hardman Sunday for Henry Cra
mer, 79, who died In Heppner Fri
day following a long Illness. Com
mittal services were conducted at
the Hardman Odd Fellows' ceme
tery by M. L. Case, where interment
was made. Vocal numbers as part
of the services were sung by Hard
Cramer's death came from rheu
matic complications. He had been
blind in one eye for a long time and
had been bedfast for months. He
had been a resident in the Hardman
district for many years, but moved
to Boardman about 14 years ago.
He is survived by a brother, a sis
ter, and two daughters and their
children. These survivors are Frank
Cramer of Boardman, a brother;
Mrs. Henry Glassford of Los An
geles, Calif., a sister; Mrs. Hawley
Leathers of Kimberley, a daughter,
and a daughter residing in Port
land. Government Schools
Set Entrance Tests
Competitive examinations for en
trance to U. S. Military academy at
West Point N. Y., and the U. S.
Naval academy at Annapolis, Md.,
will be held for all qualified young
men in the second Congressional
district of Oregon on Saturday, Jan
uary 11 at 9 o'clock in the morning
in the post offices in Pendleton, The
Dalles, La Grande, Baker, Bend and
Klamath Falls by the U. S. Civil
Service commission, according to
announcement of Robert R. Butler,
congressman. These examinations
are to fill vacancies that will occur
during 1930. The mental tests only
will be given at the time mentioned.
Candidates for designation to
West Point will be examined in al
gebra, plane geometry, English com
position and literature, United
States history, general history, and
English grammar. They must be ac
tual residents of the second Oregon
Congressional district, not less than
5 feet 4 inches in height; they must
have reached their 17th birthday,
but must not have reached their
22nd birthday, on the date of en
trance, which is approximately July
1, 1930. Congressman Butler will
appoint the candidate receiving the
highest rating in this test as deter
mined by the Civil Service commis
son, principal cadet, and the two
ranking first and second alternate
Candidates for designation to An
napolis will be examined in algebra,
plane geometry, English composi
tion and literature, United States
history, ancient history and Physics.
They must be citizens of the United
States and bona fide residents of the
second Congressional district of
Oregon, and must have reached
their 16th birthday on April 1, 1930,
but must not have reached their
20th birthday on March 31,-1930.
Congressman Butler will appoint
the candidate receiving the highest
rating in this test as determined by
the Civil Service commission, princi
pal midshipman and the three rank
ing next first, second and third al
ternates. Any qualified candidates may take
both examinations if he desires.
Those wishing to enter this compe
tition should Immediately wire Con
gressman Butler at Washington, D.
C, so that they may be listed with
the Civil Service commission to take
the examination and a set of ques
tion papers for each competitor sent
to the local Civil Service board at
the post office in the city where the
examination will be held. Candi
dates should inform the Congress
man in which city they desire to
take the examination. Those re
questing it will be sent a circular of
information regarding the scope of
the examination in the different
POMONA GRANGE NEWS.
Since Irrigon is under quarantine
the executive committee found it
necessary to make other arrange
ments for a meeting place. Lexing
ton grange extended an invitation
to meet in their hall at Lexington,
which was gladly accepted by the
committee. The date was changed
to January the 11th.
A business session will be held
in the morning to which all fourth
degree members will be welcome.
Keep in mind that all must reg
ister at the secretary's desk before
two o'clock to be in the count for
the banner which Greenfield grange
In the afternoon the following
program will be given:
Opening Song Grange
Reading Mr. Oliver
Reading G. Wicklander
Piano Selection Mrs. Miller
Reading Mrs. Gillespie
Talk, ''My Trip to Seattle as a
Grange Delegate" Mr. Devine
Solo Ruth Dinges
Address, "Alice In Wonderland,
or Getting the Worth of Your
Money" Mr. Feese
Readnig, "Sis Hopkins and Her
Beau Billlous" Geneva Pettyjohn
Closing Song Grange
Rev. Feese is a Granger and a
very fluent speaker. Ilia address,
"Alice in Wonderland, or Getting
the Worth of Your Money" is on
economics and should prove of
much value to his hearers.
The program will be at 2 o'clock.
The public is Invited.
No show at Star Theater next
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
ON HEPPNER WELL
Contractor Durand Has
From Other Jobs.
SEEK BETTER WATER
Site Selected for Well Located On
Property Situated Near tho
Willow Creek Forks.
Within a few days drilling opera
tions will start on a well at the
forks of Willow creek, 12 miles from
Heppner, to provide this city with a
better and more ample supply of
water. A crew of drillers is on the
ground with equipment and will be
gin drilling as soon as they have
prepared their cabin for occupancy.
Contract for driving the well was
awarded A. A. Durand of Walla
Walla, Wash., in November by the
Heppner city council. Dutand's
work as a driller was highly recom
mended by people residing In a
number of eastern Oregon and
Washington cities where the con
tractor has drilled wells. His con
tract calls for a price of $10 per
foot for the first 3000 feet with an
increase of $1 per foot for each
hundred feet thereafter. The cost
between the 300- and 400-foot level
would be $11 per foot, between the
4O0-and 500-foot level, $12 per foot,
and so on to the required depth.
Site Believed Best
The well is to be drilled on land
obtained from, Frank Wilkinson,
just at the forks of Willow creek.
This site had been picked by Du
rand and other drillers as the best
for the proposed well before any
contract was let
Water of good quality is expected
to be found, and it is hoped by the
council that a good volume is ob
tained without deep drilling. The
well is being driven more to obtain
better quality of water than to in
crease the supply as In the past
times of water shortage have been
very few. During the time the snow
is melting in the mountains the city
water supply has been roily and
i filled with much sediment
Receipts From Sale
of Licenses Published
Receipts from the sale of hunting
and fishing licenses by Gay M. An
derson, Morrow county clerk, dur
ing the year 1929 nearly equalled the
sale of the 1928 season. Total re
ceipts this year were $1699.50 and
last year were $1770.75.
State hunting licenses were sold
to 258, county hunting licenses to
13 and non-resident state hunting
licenses to 2. State angling licen
ses were sold numering 127, county
angling licenses totaling 16. Com
bination state hunting and fishing
licenses issued were 94. Four cer
tificates of lost licenses were also
R. W. BEARDEN PASSES.
The announcement of the death at
Lebanon, Oregon, of Rufus Wing
Bearden on Tuesday, December 24,
1929, at the age of 77 years, 9
months and 5 days, marks the pass
ing of another of the early settlers
of the Morrow county country. Mr.
Bearden died at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. DePew in Lebanon
and his funeral was held at the
Low Chapel in that city on Thurs
day last at 2:00 o'clock. He had
been making his home with the De
Pews for the past three months,
Mrs. DePew being his niece. For
some two years previous to his go
ing to Lebanon, Mr. Bearden was in
failing health and unable to do any
manual labor, but able to care for
himself most of the time. Upon
coming to Morrow county some 40
years ago, Mr. Bearden settled In
the north end of the county near
Ella, but in later years he made his
home in this city.
POMONA GRANGE TO MEET.
The Morrow County Pomona
Grange will hold Its regular quar
terly meeting all day Saturday, Jan
uary 11, at Lexington, where the lo
cal grange will be host The meet
ing was tirsst scheduled for Irrigon.
Program of the day's activities will
be published in next week's Issue of
the Gazette Times.
LEGION COLORS ON DISPLAY.
A large silk United States flag and
silk post colors have been received
by Heppner Post. No. 87, American
Legion, and placed on display in the
lobby of the First National bank
Tuesday. The flag and colors will
be used in the ceremonials of the
LARGER WHEAT AREA SOWN.
The crop reporting board of the
U. S. department of agriculture has
announced the area sown to wheat
this fall in the United States as 42,
S20.000 acres, or about 2 per cent
more than the estimated acres sown
in the fall of 1928.
MOTOR TRUCK RECEIVED.
A one-half ton G. M. C. truck was
received by the Pacific Power St
Light company Monday. The truck
will be used for both service and