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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PORTLAND, ORE. .
Volume 46, Number 43
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 1930.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
' FIMCIAL REPORT
Telephone Company Asks
For Franchise After
Loss of Original.
LAW REPEAL SOUGHT
Council Gains Ownership of Flumes
Carrying Surplus Waters of
Willow Creek In City.
The report of W. O. Dlx, city trea
surer, for the year 1929, was acceptr
ed by the Heppner city council at
its meeting Monday evening. The
meeting was marked by the attend
ance of the mayor and all council
men. A petition from officers of the
Blackhorse and Sand Hollow Tele
phone company asking that they be
granted a franchise to run a tele
phone line through the city of
Heppner was read. The franchise
asked for is to replace one, record
of which was lost In a fire that de
stroyed the council chambers sever
al years ago. An ordinance in com
pliance with this request was drawn
up and put through the second
An ordinance, to repeal an ordin
ance providing for the licensing of
photograph studios and photograph
ers doing business in Heppner, was
put through the sceond reading.
The repeal was sponsored by B. Q.
A flume, owned by the Heppner
Farmers Elevator company and us
ed to carry off surplus waters from
Willow creek was purchased by the
city. Dr. A. D. McMurdo was ap
pointed city health officer.
The city treasurer's report is as
Annuiil report of the City Treasurer
of the City of Heppner for the year
ending Dec. 31, 1929:
Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1929
General Fund . $4. 440.10
Water Fund 8.955.20
Total both funds $13,395.30
Water master J14.424.53
Sinking fund (First
Nafl Bank) 7,000.00
Dog tax 194.00
Broken glass 8.45
Sale of old bridge
Sinking fund (F &
S Bank) 1,000.00
Total amount received $35,142.90
Grand Total $48,538.20
General fund warrants paid ....$12,613 53
Water fund warrants paid 18.325.69
Water bonds Nos. 16 to 20 in
clusive, paid 6,000.00
Interest on water bonds to
Nov. 1, 1929 - 4,675.00
Interest on funding bonds to
1, 1929 900.00
Exchange on drafts 6.05
Total Disbursements $41,520.17
Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1930 ....$7,018.03
Total sinking fund Jan. 1, 1929 $22,796.39
Drawn during year 8,000.00
Interest to Dec. 1, 1929 793.72
Total Sinking Fund $16,590.11
Respectfully submitted this first day
of January, 1930.
W. O. DIX. City Treasurer.
P. T. A. Meets Tuesday
In School Auditorium
The Parent Teachers association
will meet in the high school audi
torium at 3 o'clock in the afternoon
next Tuesday. The association will
donate Ave dollars for the purchase
of library books to the room having
the most parents in attendance.
The following program has been
arranged: Piano solo, Mary Beam
er; "Mental Hygiene," a talk by Dr.
A. B. Gray; numbers by the high
school glee club; "Thrift," a talk by
Mr. T. J. Mahoney, and a folk dance
by the primary pupils under the in
struction of Mrs. O'Shea.
J. E. Gentry of Lexington made a
hurried trip to Hot Lake on Satur
day, taking Miss Vail, one of the
teachers in the Lexington school, to
the sanitarium for medical treat
ment. Miss Vail was quite serious
ly afflicted with an attack of rheu
matism. Harry Wells and Lowell Casteel
received numerous bruises and cuts
when the car in which they were
riding left the road Sunday this side
of Lexington. Considerale damage
resulted to the car,
VALENTINE TEA PLANNED.
The American Legion Auxiliary
will hold a benefit tea for the pub
lic on Valentine's day, February 14,
at the home of Mrs. Harry Tam
blyn. Attention Elks!
You are urged to attend the regu
lar mooting of Heppner lodge, No.
358 It. F, O. Elks tonight (Thursday,
Jan. 9). Candidates will be Initia
ted and refreshments served after
A large attendance Is requested at
the meeting of January 23, when
Frank Lonergan, district deputy
grand exalted ruler, will make his
ofllciul visit Candldatm will be In
itiated and refreshments served.
DEAN T. GOODMAN, See
Yuletide Mail Swells
Income of Local Office
The total Income of the Heppner
post office for 1929 was $8738.39 as
compared to $8643.98 for the year
1928. The increase appears to have
been brought about by the heavy
Christmas mails this year. During
December of 1929 the office made
an income of $1130.21, while the
year previous the income for the
same month was only $939.88.
The volume of Christmas mail,
both outgoing and incoming, prin
cipally Christmas packages and
cards, was the heaviest during the
seasn just past that the office has
ever seen, according to W. W.
Smead, postmaster, who believes
that this heavy Christmas mail is
a good Indication of the prosperity
of this section. The post office force
wishes to thank all its patrons for
their consideration shown by doing
their Christmas mailing early.
Vice Commander Named
By Local Legion Post
Alva Jones was elected vice com
mander of Heppner post No. 87 to
succeed J. M. Burgess, at the regu
lar meeting of the post held Monday
evening at Legion hall. Walter
Moore reported that in cooperation
with the Heppner Elks lodge five
needy families had been remember
ed with Christmas food baskets.
Paul Gemmell reported that Mar
lin Gramse had undergone an oper
ation In the Veterans hospital in
Portland, and that he was high in
his praise of the service and treat
ment given there. A letter from
R. J. Craber, who is also receiving
treatment there was read. C. J. D.
Bauman was winner of the attend
The subject above is one often
discussed by faddists and theorists
but one which seldom invades a con
servative pulpit Both of these facts
stand as reasons for discussing it
at this time. Certain things con
cerning the Millenium are true
without controversy. Some other
things are purely speculative. A
Christian should have some definite
knowledge on the subject and hence
it will be discussed at the Church
of Christ on Sunday evening. The
hour is 7:30.
Our morning service begins at
10:50 and the worship hour is cen
tered about the Lord's table. He
has an appointment with you there.
The morning sermon will be, ''A
Good Man's Hell."
Bible School at 9:45. Christian
Endeavor at 6:30. Every service is
a public service and we invite and
MILTON W. BOWER, Minister.
Miss Celatha Lambirth has re
turned home after spending a week
visiting friends in Pendleton.
Miss Gertrude Tichenor, a stu
dent at the La Grande normal, has
been visiting relatives, the Melville
families, and also friends in the Al
pine district She returned to La
Grande New Years day.
G. L. Bennett and John Williams
were business visitors in Pendle
ton last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Finley were
in Pendleton Friday.
Johnny Doherty, who has been
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
P. Doherty, went back to school
Sunday. He Is a student of the
University of Oregon at Eugene.
Bill McDaid is helping to build
a pipe line for Mr. Doherty.
Miss Lambirth entertained at a
card party Saturday evening. A
good time was reported.
Mrs. Anna Schmidt, daughter Mil
dred and son Alfred were guests
at the Bennett home Sunday. Af
ter dinner the Bennetts and
Schmidts went to Pendleton and
saw the show "Rio Rita."
Mr. Bennett has recently piped
water to the barn and also behind
the barn, making the work handier.
There will be a Farm Bureau
meeting February 1st at the Alpine
school house. A program will be
furnished and we would like every
one to come.
Sloan Thompson and family vis
ited friends up by Pendleton Sun
day. Mrs. Dan Lindsay and children
visited Mrs. C. F. Morehead of But
ter creek Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay were Pen
dleton visitors Friday.
Mrs. G. L. Bennett was a Heppner
More Winter Wheat
Planted This Season
The area sown to winter wheat
this fall for the 1930 crop was an
nounced by the U. S. department of
agriculture as 43,690,000 acres. The
condition of the crop December 1
was 86 per cent of normal. The
area sown a year ago was 42,820,000
acres and the condition of the crop
on December 1 of 1928 was 84.4
per cent of normal.
The area of winter wheat and the
condition of the crop In the north
west states is as follows: Oregon.
896,000 acres, 54 per cent (since the
government estimate was made the
generous rains have made big In
provement In the condition of Or
egon winter wheat); Idaho, 477,000
acres, 77 per cent; Washington, 1,.
304,000, 40 per cent; California, 790,
000 acres, 71 per cent, and Montana,
768,000 acres, 81 per cent.
The stock market gambler and
the girl who marries an aviator are
alike; They both take a flyer.
LOCI NEWS ITEMS
A large class of candidates will
be initiated at the regular meeting
of Heppner lodge No. 358 B. P. O.
Elks at the Elks temple according
to Earl Gordon, exalted ruler. He
urges all that can do so to attend.
Hot refreshments will be served to
those in attendance at the close of
the meeting. '
Jasper Crawford returned to
Heppner Wednesday night from
San Francisco where he went with
his brother, William, who is now
engaged In the Insurance business
there. Jasper spent about a week
in the Bay district visiting relatives
and seeing the sights.
Mrs. C. W. Valentine was a pleas
ant caller at this office on Saturday
afternoon, while in the city for a
short time, shoping. It was very
unpleasant for some hours Saturday
forenoon at th Valentine farm be
cause of the high wind,
Mrs. Ralph Scott, who recently
underwent an appendicitis opera
tion at a hospital in The Dalles, is
improving and will soon return
home, according to Ralph who has
just returned from a visit with her.
Miss Aagodt Frigaard, who re
turned Sunday from Colton whree
she spent the Christmas holidays
with her parents, was an attendant
at the wedding ceremony of one of
her friends during the vacation.
Charles A. Marquardt, who is far
ming about four miles from Lex
ington, reports that his 1200 acres
of winter wheat is growing fine.
Mr. Marquardt was in Heppner on
Roland, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
Humphreys, left Friday night for
Eugene, planning to visit his sisters,
Leta and Evelyn, before continuing
to Medford, where he is teaching In
the high school.
Frank Young, who farms on
Eight Mile near lone, accompanied
by his son, Walter, was in Heppner
on business Friday. His crop looks
well, and he believes reseeding will
For Sale 40 head work horses;
harness fo 30 head; 3 3-bottom
plows; doubletrees and 3 12-horse
hitches. Four miles north of Lex
ington. Chas. A. Marquardt. 42tf.
Mrs. Robert Green, sister of Miss
Doris Flynn, is teaching in Walla
Walla, Wash., while her husband is
attending Whitman college.
William LeTrace went to The
Dalles Friday to be present when
Mrs. LeTrace underwent an opera
tion the following morning.
Mr. and Mrs. George Krebs and
Mr. and Mrs. John Krebs of Cecil
were in Heppner Friday attending
to business and shopping.
Miss Betty Roemer and Lorena
Isom motored to Portland Friday
and returned Sunday to Heppner
after a visit with friends.
W. P. Mahoney and C. L. Sweek
went to Portland Saturday to attend
the funeral rites conducted for the
late Dr. Harold C. Bean.
G. A. Howard, who has been con
fined to his home because of stom
ach trouble, Is showing gradual Im
provement in condition.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eyesight Spec
ialist," successor to Dr. Samuel H.
Tyler, will be at Hotel Heppner on
Monday, January 13th.
Miss Louise Thomson returned to
Yakima, Wash., Friday after a hol
iday visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Thomson.
A balcony has been built in the
Baldwin Furniture store to provide
more display space on the main
floor of the building.
Kenneth Ackley returned to
Heppner Sunday evening after
spending the week end visiting his
parents In Portland.
Charles Bartholomew will be aid
ed in the coming season's operations
with a combine purchased from
Sherman Wilcox of Fossil was in
Heppner Friday visiting with old
friends and attending to business
Reuben Anderson and his sister.
Agnes, of Gooseberry were in Het)D-
ner Friday attending to shopping.
See the Fox ''talkie" production
'Nix on Dames." with an all-star
cast at the Star theater Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Jenkins of
Boardman were here Tuesday at
tending to business matters.
Del Allstott drove to Portland on
Sunday wtlh a truck load of stock
for the Portland market.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanlev Reavis mo
tored to Sunnyside, Wash., Saturday
to visit wim tjielr folks.
Mrs. L. Smith and famllv wnrn
business visitors in the city from
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lindstrom of
Morgan were here Saturday doing
Roy A. Campbell of Lexington
was a business visitor in Heppner
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Olden
Falrvlew were visitors in the city
Mrs. Otto Ruhl was admitted
the Heppner hospital for treatment
Mr, and Mrs. Harry Cool of lone
were In Heppner Saturday.
Milt Spurlock is confined to his
nome with a cold.
HEALTH OFFICER APPOINTED.
Dr. A. B. Grav was nnnnlntnri
county health officer by the Morrow
county court last Thursday. He was
appointed ior one year to succeed
i-T, a, u. McMurdo.
Growers Plan Attack on
Various Problems at
NOTED MEN TO TALK
Invitation Extended All Farmers
And Business Men Interested
In Wheat to be Present
That the Eastern Oregon Wheat
league, an organization comprising
the grain growers of the 11 wheat
producing counties of eastern Ore
gon, will hold its annual meeting in
Pendleton, Jauary 13 to 15 inclusive,
in the rooms of the Pendleton cham
ber of commerce, Is the announce
ment of Roy W. Rltner, president.
All farmers and business men inter
ested are extended an invitation to
The federal marketing act and
the plan for the wheat growers co
operative organizations will be dis
cussed thoroughly. Matters of
freight rates and river transporta
tion will be taken up. A banquet
to be held in the dining room of the
Elks building has been arranged for
Among those prominent in agri
culture in the Pacific northwest,
who will be on the program, are Dr.
A. M. Schoenfeld, northwest repre
sentative of the Federal Farm
board; Geo. A. Gatlin, cooperative
marketing specialist of the Oregon
State college; B. W. Whitlock of
the Federal Grain Grading bureau
of the Department of Agriculture;
Dr. Clark Black, president of the
Columbia Valley association; Geo.
C. Goldsworthy, secretary of the
North Pacific Grain Growers. Be
sides these several professors from
the Oregon State college and D. E.
Stephens, superintendent of the ex
periment station at Moro, will be
Grange Will Discuss
Grain Marketing Plan
The Federal Farm board's grain
marketing plan will come up for
discussion at the Pomona grange
meeting at Lexington Saturday. Ar
rangements will be made as soon as
possible to have a specialist from
Oregon State college to give the
farmers of Morrow county full par
ticulars about establishing a local
of the grain marketing organiza
tion. Because of the limited number of
men informed on the plan, this sec
tion like all others will have to wait
its turn until a man is available to
give the desired information, ac
cording to Charles W. Smith, county
Funeral for Mrs. Hyde
Will Be Held in Elgin
Mrs. Arthur S. Hyde, 47 years of
age, died in Heppner Tuesday, from
an attack of cerebral apoplexy. Be
fore coming to Heppner two years
ago she made her home in La
The remains will be shipped to
Elgin where funeral services will be
conducted and interment made.
Mrs. Hyde Is survived by her hus
band and a number of sisters and
brothers. She left no children.
RHEA CREEK GRANGE NEWS.
The Home Ecnomics club met at
the home of Mrs. Bon Anderson in
Eight Mile on Saturday, December
28. At noon a delicious dinner was
served by the hostess. The after
noon was spent in sewing quilt
blocks for a friendship quilt that
will be sold in the near future.
Those present were Mesdames Noah
Clark, Ed Rugg, Orin Wright, Fred
Akers, Clark Stephens, Ray Wright,
Sterling Fryrear, Herbert Olden,
Chas. Becket, Theodore Anderson,
Walter Becket, John Bergstrom,
Ben Anderson, and the Misses Mar
vel Akers, Nellie Wright, Margaret
Becket and Dorothea Anderson.
The Rhea Creek Grange met Sun
day, January 5th, at their hall, there
being a dinner at noon. Several can
didates received the first and second
LODGE INSTALLS OFFICERS.
Officers were installed by the Wo
man's Relief corps at its meeting In
the Legion hall Wednesday. Hus
bands of members were entertained
with a dinner. An impromptu pro
gram was staged followed by danc
ing of old-time dances, with music
by Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Campbell.
The Virginia reel was lead by Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney and Mrs. C. W. Mc
Namer. KAY HUNT DEAD.
Ray Hunt, brother of Ed Hunt,
died last night at Kelso, Wash., ac
cording to a brief message received
FOK COUNTY JUDGE.
To the Voters of Morrow County:
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate at the coming primaries
for the office of County Judge of
Morrow County on the Republican
ticket. If nominated and elected, I
pledge the same faithful and sincere
service that has characterized my
long term with the County Court as
G. A. BLEAKMAN.
MRS. JENNIE E. McMTJRRAY,
lone lodge No. 135, I. O. O. F. and
Bunchgrass Rebekah No. 91, held
jonit installation at Odd Fellows
hall Friday evening, Jan. 3 The
following I. O. O. F. officers were
installed: Frank Lundell, N. G.;
Richard Lundell, V. G.; Lee Howell,
Sec; E. J. Bristow, Treas.; Lowell
Clark, Warden; Gerge Ritchie, Con
ductor; W. W. Head, Chaplain; Ture
Peterson, R. S. N. G.; George Ely,
L. S. N. G.; T. c. Troge, I. G.; E. R.
Lundell, O. G.; W. M Clark, R. S. S.;
J. O. Kincaid, L. S. S.; Charley O'
Conner, R. S. V. G.; John Clark, L.
S. V. G.; Charley Shaver, Past N. G.
The following Rebekah officers
were installed: Mrs. Ruth Lundell,
N. G.; Mrs. Amy Sperry, V. G.;
Mrs. Lena Lundell, Sec; Mrs. Etta
Bristow, Treas.; Mrs. Elvena Beezly,
Warden; Miss Lucile Bristow, Con-'
ductor; Mrs. Ruby Roberts, Chap
lain; Mrs. Gladys Drake, Musician;
Mrs. Mary Swanson, R. S. N. G.;
Mrs. Delia McCurdy, L. S. N. G.;
Mrs. Louvlsa Louy, R. S. V. G.; Mrs.
Etta Howell, L. S. V. G.; Mrs. Cora
Burroughs, I. G.; Mrs Ada Brown,
O. G.; Miss Norma Swanson, Past
Noble Grand. Installing officers
were Ture Peterson, Deputy Grand
Master, and Delia McCurdy, Dis
trict Deputy President. At the close
of the evening's ceremonies refresh
ments consisting of fresh clams, sal
ads, sandwiches and coffee were
served to seventy-five members and
The semi-annual Installation of
officers of the Odd Fellows lodge at
Mrgan toko place on the evening
of January 2nd. The following mem
bers were elected to fill the chairs
for the term: Dean Eckleberry, N.
G.; C. C. Hutchcroft, V. G.; Mar
tin Bauernflend, Sec; N. E. Petty
john, Treas.; H. E. Cool, Warden;
George N. Ely, Cond.; Roy Eckle
berry, I. G.; Gerge E. Miller, O. G.;
Bert Palmateer, R. S. N. G.; Elvin
Ely, L. S. N. G.; Rood Eckleberry,
R. S. V. G.; Wid Palmateer, L. S. V.
G.; R. E. Harbison, Chaplain.
School opened Monday with all
of the pupils and teachers back in
their various departments. Coach
C. M. Daniels spent his vacation at
Portland and the home town of Elk-
ton. Miss Lucile Rhoten was at her
home in Salem. Miss Hildegaarde
Williams and Miss Irene Anders
visited at their respective homes in
Seattle. Miss Maud Knight was at
her home in Cottage Grove, and
Mrs. Harriet Brown spent her vaca
tion at her ranch home above Hepp
ner and with her sister on Butter
creek. Miss Frieda McMillan sur
prised her friends by getting mar
ried. While on a trip to the valley
she became the bride of Lawrence
Slocum whose home is in Lexing
ton. Mrs. Slocum will continue her
work at teacher in the lone grade
school. The many friends here wish
the young couple much happiness.
William Stroble of Boardman has
moved his baling outfit onto the
Fred McMurray ranch on Willow
creek and this week will begin the
work of baling hay.
Mrs. Bert Masn and son Junior
and Mrs. Adelia Godfrey visited re
cently in Walla Walla at the home
of Mrs. Mason's sister, Mrs. Chas.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Calandra of
Hood River have been visiting Mrs.
Calandra's mother, Mrs. Ida Flet
cher, and other relatives in and near
Emil Swanson, wheat buyer for
the Collins company, has contracted
5000 sacks of the Dwight Misner
1930 crop at $1.10 a bushel.
Several of the residents in and
near lone are suffering from flu.
Lee Beckner is reported to be quite
ill, as is also P. C. Peterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger drove
to Hood River Sunday. They were
accmpanied by Ernst Montandon
who goes to enter a hospital for a
major operation at the hands of Dr.
John Balsiger. Mr. Montandon's
many friends here hope for his
Nicholi Thompsen left Friday for
Portland. Mr. Thompsen, who is a
carpenter by trade, has work in the
city during the time that there Is
not much work to be done on the
The first two days of the month
saw our college students returning
to their various schools. Miss Hazel
Feldman, who is a senior in phar
macy at O. S. C, left January 1st
Miss Elva Balsiger, who is a senior
at U. of O. left on the same day.
Miss Kathryn Feldman has also re
turned to her work at U. of O., and
Alfred Balsiger left January 2nd for
the University of Washington.
Mrs. Allan Learned of Seattle has
returned to her home after a pleas
ant visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Balsiger.
The first of last week Mr. and
Mrs. Ted Troge and daughter Mar
guerite, motored to Estacada for a
visit with Mrs. Troge's sister, Mrs.
Paul Lovell and family. They re
turned home January 3rd.
The high school play, "Whose
Little Bride Are You?" will be giv
en in the school auditorium Janu
On Saturday Dwight Misner stat
ed that he had 200 acres of plowing
done. We understand that Charles
McElligott Is also well along with
his plowing. However, the honors
go to Frank Everson who has com
pleted 320 acres of summer fallow.
Our merchants were busy last
week taking an Invoice of their
stock. Miss Hazel Feldman assist
ed with the work at hte Bullard
Pharmacy during her holiday vaca
tion. An enjoyable meeting was held in
I. O. O. F. hall in Morgan on New
Year's eve. About sixty were in at-
Star Theater Announces
Program for Four Days
"Nix on Dames," a William Fox
production with an all-star cast, in
cluding Mae Clarke, Robert Ames,
William Harrigan, Maude Fulton
and George MacFarlane is the
''talkie" to be presented at the Star
theater, Frdiay and Saturday, Jan
uary 10 and 11, according to an
nouncement of B. G. Sigsbee, who is
now in Portland booking pictures
for showing here.
The story tells how Cupid knocks
out a couple of women haters. It
is an entertaining, human story of
stage people at home of their likes
and loves and songs of a Damon
and Pythias friendship that with
stood war and women alike, until a
girl came along who was "different."
A story that sparkles, that's natural,
that's appealing. The program in
cludes a two-reel talking comedy,
"The Bath Between." Prices 25c and
Scheduled for Sunday and Mon
day, January 12 and 13 is the Fox
production, "The Girl from Hav
ana," with an all-star cast This is
an absorbing drama of tropical love
and tropical thrills.
A band of ultra-sophisticated so
ciety crooks, suspected of a jewelry
theft are pursued and finally cap
tured in Havana after a 5000-mile
chase by a lady detective who finds
Cuba a port of romance. Also two
reel talking comedy, "Happy Birth
day." MOISTURE GREATER EN 1929.
Total precipitation in Heppner for
the month of December was 3.03
inches, according to Frank Gilliam,
cooperative observor. Total mois
ture from September 1 to December
31, in 1929 was 4.09 inches as com
pared to 3.74 inches for the same
period in 1928.
tendance. Refreshments were serv
ed between eleven and twelve o'
clock. No one who was present
started the new year hungry.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle A. Brown and
son, Winnie, returned Saturday
from a pleasant vacation spent at
E. J. Bristow was a business vis
itor in Walla Walla last week. Mr.
Bristow has made many trips to
Walla Walla on business connected
with the settling up of the Oliver
Wade estate. On his recent trip he
was accompanied by Mrs. Bristow,
Walter and Lucile.
Miss Hazel Frank who Is a stu
dent at the Adventist school at Her
miston, spent her holiday vacation
with her parents here.
Fred Buchanan went to The
Dalles on business Friday, return
P. G. O'Meara, who is an imple
ment dealer at Wasco, visited Fri
day and Saturday with his brother,
J. P. O'Meara of this place.
We notice that Grant Olden is
driving a new Dodge coach.
Mrs. Ernest Helliker has returned
to Portland for medical treatment
Glen Smith, accompanied by Or
die Farrens, Arleta Farrens and
Mrs. Harold Rankin, motored to
Portland Sunday. Ordie Farrens,
who is a student in Washington
high school, was returning to his
Mrs. Earl Wright and two sons
returned to her home in Baken on
Monday after a pleasant visit with
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Bristow have
received word that their little
granddaghter, Mary Jean Bristow
of Baker, was quite badly burned
last week. The little girl was in
her high chair and in some way fell
over onto a hot stove. The burns
are on the lower arms.
Many of our people are suffering
from bad colds, and we have been
having several cases of mumps.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Drake and chil
dren of Eight Mile were Sunday
guests in the Cleo Drake home on
The many friends here will be in
terested to know that Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Skeen are the parents of a ba
by girl. The child is now about a
month old, and has been named
Joan Frances. The mother and ba
by are still in Salem but will return
to their home at Umatilla shortly.
Mr. Skeen was formerly principal
of the lone school, going from here
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Howell of
Heppner called at the Lee Howell
home In lone Sunday.
The county get-together meeting
of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
will be held in lone Saturday eve
ning, January 11. Plans are under
way to make this a very interesting
meeting. All members of the order
please remember the date.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger de
parted Friday on an extended trip
through the middle west They will
visit Mrs. Balsiger's sister in Iowa,
with another sister in Chicago and
with her mother, Mrs. Mange, at
Greenville, Illinois. Their last stop
will be with their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koeh
rlng who reside in Indianapolis. In
diana. They plan on being gone a
month or more.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Montague of
Toppenlsh, Wash., are receiving the
congratulations of their friends on
the arrival of an eight-pound baby
git-; at their home. The little lady
has been named Hannah Florence.
Mrs. Montague is a daughter of W.
Mrs. Kenneth Blake was taken
suddenly 111 Saturday. She is much
improved at this time, but her phy
sician orders a complete rest
Fred Ritchie has resigned his po
sition as driver of the Willow creek
school bus and I. R. Roblson is
transporting the pupils to the lone
Medford - Crescent City
S. E. Notson Tells of Achievements
of State Chamber of Commerce
in Land Settlement Work.
A letter, protesting the building
of a proposed road between Medford
and Crescent City, Calif., directed to
the Morrow county court by the Jo
sephine county court, was read at
the meeting of the Lion's club Mon
day noon, and referred to the good
roads committee, which will report
back on the matter at the next
The letter is as follows: "We are
writing you to inform you of a pro
ject in southern Oregon, which If
successfully put over will cost the
road fund approximately one mil
lion dollars, or more. If it goes
through it will retard development
of many roads that have been on
the state program for a number of
years, including roads In your coun
ty, therefore, we are asking you to
carefully consider the following:
"We enclose you herewith a state
ment of a few of the facts in regard
to the road (most of the new con
struction will be in this county),
which we hope you will consider
carefully. This matter is to come
up before the Highway commission.
Bureau of Public Roads, Forest Ser
vice on January 16th, and we hope
that you or some of your Board of
Supervisors will be present at that
time, and protest aganist this road
being put on the program ahead of
your project or any other project
that is now on the State Highway
commission program, and I hope to
have the pleasure of meeting you in
Portland at that time.
"Promoters of this road are mak
ing claims that it will shorten the
distance to Crescent City between
20 and 40 miles, but as a matter of
fact does not shorten it any, if any
thing adds one half mile to the dis
tance, and in order to make this
road they have to climb a spur up
Grayback mountain, making a raise
of more than 2000 feet over the pres
"As a freight road it would be Im
practical, on account of alignment
long grades and curves.
''We will be at the Imperial hotel
from 10th to 16th of January, and
hope to meet you then, and talk the
"P. S. This proposed road prac
tically parellels the present Pacific
and Redwood finished highways.
"Josephine County Court,
By Judge E. G. Gillette.
J. L. Stanbrough, Commis
sioner. L. R. Conklin, Commissioner.
S. E. Notson, Morrow county coun
selor of the Oregon State chamber
of commerce, told of the achieve
ment of the chamber In land settle
ment during the past year. A total
of 781 families have arrived in the
state in the last year and settled,
purchasing 51,972 acres of land at
an investment of $2,905,644.75. ,
This result was obtained at an ex
pense of about $37,500, a large part
of which went for the maintenance
of an office in Los Angeles. The In
come to the state by assessment of
the property these families bought,
if assesed at half the valuation,
would bring in about $75,000. The
residents of the state are also en
riched by the amounts that they
spend for their living. Notson also
told of the advertlsnig work that
the chamber would do during the
coming year and told of the sale of
poster stamps, which are being sold
to advertise the state. A represen
tative will be in Heppner soon to
make them available to local busi
The club completed the adoption
of its constitution and by-laws. Rev.
Stanley Moore asked the coopera
tion of the Lions in the Boy Scout
work. Al Rankin provided by do
nation reindeer roast as the central
portion of the meal that was served
at the meeting.
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS.
All dog owners within the city
limits of the City of Heppner are
hereby notified that the provisions
of Ordinance No. 95 provide for the
payment of licenses during the
month of January each year. Sec
tion 8 of this ordinance provides
''Any person owning, keep
ing, or harboring any dog In the
City of Heppner, in violation of
any of the provisions of this or
dinance, shall, upon convict' 3n
thereof, be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor, and shall be pun
ished by a fine of not more than
Fifty Dollars, or by imprison
ment not exceeding twenty-five
days In the City Jail, or by both
such fine and imprisonment."
Licenses may be paid to the City
Recorder or the Chief of Police, who
will receipt for same and furnish
E. R. HUSTON,
43 City Recorder.
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Nlchoson of
lone and daughter Alice Katherine
were here on business matters on