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PORTLAND, 0 P. E .
Volume 46, Number 44
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 1930.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
STATE WOOL IN
Many Growers' Problems
To Be Handled Make
TO DISCUSS MARKETS
Many Speakers of National Note
In Wool Industry Flaced on
Program at The Dalles.
More than 300 delegates were ex
pected by W. S. Nelson, manager of
The Dalles-Wasco County chamber
of commerce, to be present when
the 33rd annual convention of the
Oregon Wool Growers association
met In The Dalles for opening ses
sions this morning! Sheepmen from
many parts of Oregon and a num
ber of men nationally prominent In
the wool industry were expected to
be among those present.
It is believed that this meeting
will be one of the most Important
events In the life of the organiza
tion. Recent national farm relief
legislation has thrown the whole
countiy into a movement toward or
ganized producer controlled mer
chandising of agricultural commod
ities. The extent of the movement
of the association toward coopera
tive marketing of wool is unknown,
but the program of the convention
is such that plenty of opportunity
will be given for a complete discus
sion and understanding of the na
tional movement to set up a wool
Noted Men to Speak
Many men of national prominence
will be included on the speaking
program. J. B. Wilson, secretary of
the new National Wool Marketing
corporation, will speak on wool
marketing from the standpoint of
the national corporation as a coop
erative. He will be assisted by R.
A. Ward, a member of the board
of the national cooperative and gen
eral manager of the Pacific Coop
erative Wool growers. Ward will
discuss national and local plans for
cooperative wool marketing.
A special committee of the state
association has been working for
some time upon the subject of or
ganized wool selling in preparation
for the convention. Serving on this
committee are Jay II. Dobbin of
Enterprise, chairman; R. N. Stan
field, Ernest Johnson, Fred Falcon
er and T. J. Mahoney, members.
I-amls to he Considered
Formulating of a policy for the
administration of public lands by
President Hoover's recently ap
pointed commission will be a second
Important feature of the program.
The association has arranged for
the presentation of the subject by
stockmen In close touch with the
public lands' problem in those parts
of Oregon most vitally Interested.
The question will be openly discuss
ed with earnest attempts made to
arrive at recommendations behind
which Oregon wool growers may
make a united stand.
Considering the range problem
from another angle and as a separ
ate part of the program will be pre
sented a survey of national forest
range conditions by E. N. Kava
nagh, assistant district forester, at
Portland. Kavanagh is expected to
give some Information on the forest
service's "Wilderness area," plan.
Marshall Will Speak
F. R. Marshall, secretary of the
National Wool Growers' association
will talk about' the tariff, freight
rates, wool marketing and the na
tional lamb program. H. E. Louns
bury, general freight agent of the
Union Pacific system, will speak
about the industry from the - rail
Predatory animal control will be
given consideration in an attempt
to reduce livestock destruction and
other losses, in particular those
An evening session, for bona fide
wool growers only, will discuss such
subjects as shearing costs, wages,
driveways, predatory animals, trans
The complete program follows:
Thursday, January 16
10 a. m. Invocation, Rev. John
Richardson, Episcopal church; ad
dress of welcome, A. W. Manches
ter, mayor of Dalles City; response,
W, P. Mahoney, Heppner, associa
tion president; president's address;
report of secretary; appointment of
12 noon Luncheon and program
by Dalles Klwanis club at the aud
itorium. Everyone Invited. Rail
roads and the Livestock Industry,
H. E. Lounsbury; the National Wool
Marketing Corporation, J. B. Wil
son; National and Local Plans for
Cooperative Marcting, R. A. Ward;
discussion led by Jay H. Dobbin,
chairman wool marketing commit
tee. 7:30 p. m. Special night session
for wool growers only. Vocal solo,
Edwin Milne, The Dalles Coyotes,
Shearing, Wages and Driveways.
Friday, January 17
9:30 a. m. Vocal solo, Mrs. Gus
Mattes, The Dalles; Business Rec
ords for the Wool Growers, David
Hynd; Coyote Control, K. G. War
ner; A Survey of National Forest
Range Conditions in Oregon, E. N.
12 noon Recoss.
1:30 p. m. A Demonstration of
TALK ON THRIFT
GIVEN FOR P. T. A.
Music and Dance Numbers Given
By Pupils Entertains Those
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney gave a talk
on "Thrift" at the meeting of the
Parent Teachers association at the
Heppner high school Tuesday af
ternoon. She stated that Thrift
week will begin on January 17, Ben
Franklin's birthday. It was point
ed out that there is no virtue in
saving miserly, but that saving
should be for a "rainy day." It is
false economy to stop school in or
der to begin to earn early in life,
for education increases earning
power. The futility of "wildcat in
vestments was shown. Mrs. Ma
honey urged savings through sav
ings banks, especially, where the
savings were to be used later on
for starting business for one's self.
Before concluding, Mrs. Mahoney
read a paper on thrift prepared by
the American Bankers association.
The talk on "Mental Hygiene" to
have been given by Dr. A. B. Gray
was not delivered because the doc
tor was summoned on a case at the
time scheduled for the meeting.
Miss Mary Beamer entertained
with a piano solo, "The' Awakening
of the Lion." The Heppner high
school boys' glee club sang, "Sweet
Kentucky Babe," and followed with
Where the River Shannon Flows,
as an encore number. Primary pu
pils entertained with a folk dance,
"The Elves and the Shoemaker,"
under the direction of Mrs. O'Shea.
Mrs. Harry Tamblyn, president,
took the chair during the business
session. Minutes of last meeting
were read and approved. The trea
surer's report was read. A short
discussion was held concerning
manual training. The fourth grade
won the prize of Ave dollars offered
by the association for the purchase
of library books, the prize being
awarded for the grade having the
most parents in attendance.
Lexington Boy Success
At School in Chicago
Laurel Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Karl L. Eeach of Lexington, is mak
ing fine progress in his continued
study of dramatic art and music,
according to the Pioneer, newspa
per of Whitman college, Walla Wal
la, Wash., in which the following
story appeared on January lu:
Word has been received recently
of the many successes of Laurel
Beach, '30, who is studying dram
atic art and music at the Bush Con
servatory of music in Chicago.
Mr. Beach is taking part in many
of the dramatic productions of the
school as well as doing a great deal
of solo work in many of the church
es in Chicago. Recently he has been
workmg under Fritz Lieber, noted
Shakespearean actor, and has taken
roles in "Hamlet," "Julius Caesar,"
"Merchant of Venice," ''Macbeth,"
and "As, You Like It."
Mr. Beach was a student of the
college and of the conservatory for
several years. While here he took
part in many of the musical activ
ities of the school including the ten
or lead in the opera, "The Prince
To be Shown at School
A moving picture projector and
screen have been purchased by the
Heppner high school student body
for the showing of educational films.
The projector has been received and
the screen Is expected within a few
days. Scientific and historical films
will be shown for the benefit of high
school and grade pupils and any
other persons interested. Perform
ances will be held afternoons.
Announcement will be made of
pictures to be shown. A small ad
mission charge will be made to de
fray rentals of the films used, but
the pictures will not be shown with
an intent that pro"ts be made.
Sheriff Bauman Tells
Of Incoming Tax 1929
Total taxes collected by C. J. D.
Bauman, Morrow county sheriff,
during 1929 amounted to $441,822,
according to his report for the year.
Of this amount $363,147.52 was turn
ed over on the 1928 tax.
Taken In as delinquent taxes for
previous year" were the following
amounts: 1927, $35,919.75; 1926, $19,
997.32; 1925, $10,107.86; 1924, $5,868.
87; 1923, $2,827.72; 1922, $1300.61;
1921, $700.18; 1920, $1913.96, and 1919,
ANDERSON HEADS CLERKS.
Gay M. Anderson, Morrow county
clerk, was elected president of the
County Clerks and Recordors' asso
ciation of Oregon, at the 17th an
nual convention of the organization
in Portland Wednesday. During the
past year he had been vice presi
dent. Others who attended meetings
of state associations of county offi
cers in Portland were R. L. Benge,
judge, George Bleakman and L. P.
Davidson, commissioners, and L. W.
Brlggs, treasurer. Mrs. Briggs made
the trip with Mr. Brlggs.
Tonight last chance to see THE
VIRGINIAN. See Star Theater ad.
Public Lands, Blaine Dover; The
National Association, F. R. Mar
shall; reports of committees.
6 p. m. Banquet at the auditor
lum, sponsored by the Chamber of
SET FOR SCHOOLS
Changes in System May
Increase Benefits of
ZONE PLAN ADOPTED
First and Second Place Winners
Of Each Zone in County to
Meet in Final Contest
Arrangement for the annual de
clamatory contests in the Morrow
county schools are steadily going
ahead and with the number of
changes planned in conducting the
contests, a greater number of pupils
will be able to participate and the
contests be made a greater success
than ever before, according to Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, county school su
perintendent. It is probable that the prelimin
ary contests will be staged in April.
The executive board is at work zon
ing the county for the contests. Pu
pils in the preliminary contests will
compete against other pupils in
their zone only under this new plan
of conducting the contests.
More Enabled to Compete
This will allow a greater number
to compete in the preliminary con
tests, and give them the advantage
of that training. Although a dis
trict may not be able to enter every
division of the contest it is urged
that every district have at least one
Winners of first and second places
in the preliminaries in each zone
will come to Heppner to participate
in the final contests, which will de
cide the county championship.
Under this zoning plan, the pro
gram will not be so long and bore-
same, as when the preliminaries and
finals were all held on the same day
in Heppner. More interest is ex
pected to be aroused in the individ
ual districts by the use of this plan.
Victors Meet Umatilla Winners
Winners of the county champion
ships will meet with the winners In
the Umatilla county contests to de
cide championships of the two coun
ties and it is possible that Morrow
county may compete against Gil
liam county, thus establishing trl
A meeting of the zoning commit
tee was held last Saturday morning
at the office of the Morrow county
school superintendent. This com
mittee will report the established
zones at a meeting set for January
25. Present at the Saturday meet
ing were William R. Poulson, Hepp
ner; L. E. Marschat, Boardman;
Earle Brown, lone; Mrs. Martha
Titus, Boardman, and Miss May
Dohcrty, Lone Tree school, District
Funeral Services Held
For Civil War Veteran
Funeral rites for J. R. Bailey, 84,
who died at his home in Heppner
Saturday evening, were conducted
at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Glen P.
White. The remains were shipped
to Jefferson, Tuesday evening, in
terment to be made there beside
the grave of his wife who died 16
Bailey was born July 1, 1845, at
Sullivan, Indiana. He was a veteran
of the Civil war, having served with
Company I, 143rd regiment, Illinois
Volunteer Infantry. He married
Miss Elizabeth Raines in October,
1866. Born to this union were foil1
sons and three daughters, the sons
only surviving. These are L. C.
Bailey and N. D. Bailey of Heppner,
a son residing in Albany and an
other in Klamath Falls. He alBO
leaves 18 grand children and 13
Ice Rink Constructed
By Poulson and Pratt
A community ice skating rink has
been constructed on the rodeo field,
through the untiring efforts of Wil
liam Poulson and Russell Pratt.
The grounds have been flooded, but
the Ice formed is covered with snow,
which Poulson and Pratt expect to
have removed so that skating will
be possible sometime tomorrow.
The ice rink covers an area of
approximately 150 feet by 50 feet.
The water is only of shallow depth,
so there is no danger of drowning
should a skater break through the
ice. The rink will be open to all
who wish to skate, but Poulson,
aware of the minor scratches and
bruises that occur by spills on the
Ice, declares that all who use the
rink do so at their own risk.
CARS COLLIDE NEAR IONE.
Two automobiles, one a roadster
driven by Al Henriksen, stockman
of Sunnysldc, Wash., and the other
a coupe operated by Robert M.
Marty, Pendleton salesman, collid
ed near lone last Thursday morn
ing without injury to either driver.
Marty applied his brakes as he
noared Henriksen, skidding on the
snow and swerving to the left to hit
the other car head on.
Two candidates were initiated at
the regular meeting of the Elks last
Thursday. Following the lodge ses
sion, Frank Turner and Kenneth
Ackley of the entertainment com
mittee, Berved "hot dogs" and cof
fee to the crowd.
OF GRANGE MEET
Extensive Program Is Educational
And Entertaining to Large
Morrow County Pomona grange
met at Lexington last Saturday with
Lexington grange as host.
A morning session was held at
which the subordinate granges
made reports, all showing active
interest and growth in grange work
C. W. Smith, county agent, made
an extensive report on agricultural
meetings which he attended recent
ly, stating plans, future meetings
and activities of interest to wool
and wheat, and turkey growers.
Special emphasis was given to mar
keting of agricultural products un
der the Federal Farm Marketing
Agricultural committees and mas
ters of the subordinate granges with
instructors from the extension ser
vice of the state agricultural col
lege will meet February 11 at
Boardman. Programs for each of
the committees will be made up at
that time to meet the need of each
community where granges are lo
cated. The publicity committee, commit
tee on extension of grange, home
economics and text book commit
tees gave interesting reports, indic
ating that the granges are growing
and filling a place in their respec
The following resolutions were
adopted: 1. Relative to and oppos
ing bill boards and posters, portray
ing girls and women Bmoking, used
in advertising various kinds of cig
arettes. That such advertising no
longer be allowed along our high
ways, in newspapers and periodic
als, in public places, and that such
advertising be discontinued on the
air. We contend that the present
advertising is a menace to health
and morals of the coming genera
tions. That a copy of this resolu
tion be sent to the next session of
the state grange for ratification, to
be presented as a national issue.
2. A resolution barring the use of
intoxicating liquors in or near
grange halls and meeting places of
grangers. That a person known to
be violating such resolutions be
asked to leave grange gatherings,
also that the executive committee
enforce the law pertaining to such
offenders. Also that a copy of the
adopted resolution be sent to the
subordinate granges for their sup
port. 3. A resolution of thanks to Lex
ington grange for their royal hos
pitality, delicious dinners and pleas
The following program was pre
sented to a full house in the after
noon: Song, grange; reading, George
Wicklander; reading, Miss Mont
gomery; piano solo, Miss Mae Gen
try; reading, Mrs. Gillespie; song,
male quartet; roport on Seattle con
vention, Messrs. Devlne and Del
bert Wright; talk, "The Federal
Agricultural Marketing Act," Chas.
W. Smith; paper, "The Set-up Nec
essary to Market Wheat Under the
Agricultural Marketing Act," Bur
ton Peck; vocal solo, Miss Ruth
Dinges; address, Rev. W. W. Head.
In the evening the fifth degree
was beautifully exemplified by the
Greenfield grange to a class of 82,
the largest class Morrow County Po
mona has initiated. The degree of
Pomona was illustrated by beautiful
tableaux representing "fidelity" and
Names New Officers
Officers to serve during the year
1930 were elected by the special
committee of the Social Union Mis
sionary society in the parlors of the
Christian church Friday afternoon.
Committee appointments were also
made at that time.
Mrs. Clara Beamer was elected
president, Mrs. Olive Frye, vice
president and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn,
secretary-treasurer. The following
committee appointments were
made: Program, Mrs. W. P. Mahon
ey, Mrs. A. Gibb and Mrs. Spencer
Crawford; refreshment, Mrs. F. B.
Nickerson, Mrs. James Thomson
and Mrs. John Hiatt; publicity, Mrs.
This society of the Christian,
Methodist and Episcopal churches
holds throe meetings each year, one
being held at each of these church
es. FACULTY GIVING FLAY.
Members of the Heppner high
and grade school faculties are to
present a play next month to obtain
funds for the purchase of library
books for the school. A number of
plays are under consideration, and
the one selected for presentation
will be a worth-while comedy, ac
cording to William Poulson, super
intendent of the Heppner schools.
Semester examinations will begin
in the Heppner schools the middle
of next week, with the new semes
ter beginning Monday, Jan. 27.
Work of the second semester will
all be continuation of courses which
began when school opened In the
DORIC LOIH1E TO MEET.
R. C. Wightman, chancellor com
mander, urges the presence of all
members of Doric lodge No. 20, at
Its regular meeting next Tuesday
evening at 7:30 o'clock. There is
business coming up of vital Import
ance to all, he says.
And Columbia River
SMITH GIVEN OFFICE
Heppner Favored for Next Year's
Meeting of Eastern Oregon
Wheat League by Many,
Cooperative marketing of wheat,
under the plan presented by the
Federal Farm board, and the devel
opment of river transportation were
paramount issues of the Eastern
Oregon Wheat league, which held
its annual convention in Pendleton
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
of this week.
A definite stand in favor of the
cooperative plans of the North Pa
cific Grain growers was favored by
the conference. Recommendation
was made that the present plan of
forming temporary local units be
continued until such time as final
contracts are prepared under the
supervision and approval of the
Bureau's Plan Favored
That response to the plan has al
ready bene widespread was pointed
out by H. E. Goldworth, secretary
of the North Pacific cooperative. He
reported 50 units formed or in the
process of formation. These units
in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
western Montana have in many cas
es signed up more than 75 per cent
of the wheat tonnage In their dis
tricts. W. A. Schoenfeld, regional repre
sentative of the farm board, made
the definite predictions that within
a year the national grain corpora
tion backed by the federal farm
board would control more than 50
per cent of the American wheat ton
River Traffic Urged
Advocating the immediate navi
gation of the upper Columbia river
with modern equipment and also
the improvement of the channel, a
resolution to that effect was adapted
after a thorough discussion of the
matter by Dr. Clark Black of Port
land, president of the Columbia
Valley association, who declared
that prospects for the actual use of
the river within the next year or
two were bright.
Black said that the association
felt the greatest need now was to
get actual modern boats on the up
per Columbia in its present state of
development, and that this would
result in immediately lowering the
cost of getting wheat and other
grain to tidewater and give the Pa
cific northwest needed advantage
in the world export competition.
New developments in wheat ex
periments were discussed by D. D.
Hlil of the Oregon State college ex
periment station, who explained
new methods in smut and weed con
trol. A warning against too large plant
ings of the new smut resistant grain
varieties until these are further test
ed by the experiment station, was
included in the production report
submitted by E. M. Hulden of Ela
lock. Use of chemical weed erad
icators for noxious weeds was ad
vised and county courts were asked
to cooperate in obtaining chemicals
and spray machinery at cost for
John Wlthycombe of Arlington
was elected president of the league
for the coming year. Other officers
named were Harry Pinkerton of
Moro, vice president, and Charles
W. Smith, secretary-treasurer.
Selection of the place of the next
annual meeting was not made, but
delegates from Morrow county
tendered an invitation to have the
convention at Heppner. General
sentiment indicated that Heppner
was favored for this meeting, but
definite decision lies with the exe
Serving on the executive commit
tee will be the above named officers
and representatives from each
county in the league. Those select
ed to serve on the committee are
George Peck of Lexington, Morrow
county; James H. Hill of Pendleton,
Umatilla; Frank Emerson of The
Dalles, Sherman; E. M. Hulden of
Blalock, Gilliam; Walter M. Pierce
of La Grande, Union, and A. B.
Swift of Baker, Baker.
Among those in attendance from
Morrow county were Charles Swin
dlg, R. A. Thompson and Charles
Smith of Heppner; Roy Campbell,
Fred Lucas, H. M. Bull, Burton
Peck, George Peck and William
Van Winkle of Lexington; Henry
Baker, Carl Peterson, A. A. McCabe,
C. E. Carlson and J. O. Kincaid,
Rev. Stanley Moore, Missionary-In-Charge.
Morning prayer and sermon at
11. Church school at 9:45 o'clock.
Young Peoples Fellowship at 6 p.
m. Missionary society meets In the
Parish House next Thursday, 23rd,
"To fear God and keep His com
mandments, this is the whole duty
of man." Eccleslastes 12:13.
WILL PLAY HERE
Heppner Basketball Squad Plays
In First Battle of the Season
On Local Court Friday.
Playing their first game of the
season, the Heppner high school
basketball team will meet Board
man at the local high school gym
at 7:15 o'clock Friday evening. The
community is urged to join in mak
ing a large group of spectators for
support of the Heppner team.
Boardman quintets have always
been strong contenders in the Upper
Columbia league, and it is expected
they will give the local hoopsters
a hard tussle despite the fact that
Boardman lost to Stanfield high
school team at Stanfield last Satur
day. William Poulson, coach, has built
this year's quintet around three reg
ulars of last season and another
player who broke Into the lineup on
frequent occasions. Those playing
last year were Henry Robertson and
Rodney Thomson, forwards, and
Harold Gentry and Nolan Turner,
Members of the squad battling for
positions on the first team are How
ard Evans, Cornett Green, James
Furlong, Curtis Thomson, John
Parker and James Farley. Coach
Poulson will try a number of line
ups in order to determine the best
Poulson will take the squad to
Stanfield for a game there Satur
day night The game will not count
in conference standings, so is ex
pected to give the boys a good work
out and additional experience with
out danger of percentage loss, that
will be of value in the conference
tilts to follow.
Teams comprising the Upper Col
umbia conference are Heppner, Lex
ington, lone, Boardman, Arlington,
Condon and Fossil.
Piano Students Give
Recital For Parents
A piano recital was given Satur
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
R. A. Thompson by the pupils of
Mrs. Bower. The mothers were pre
sent and enjoyed a social time to
gether with the pupils after the
recital was over. All are pupils of
Mrs. Bower except Irene Beamer
and Edith Barlow, who are study
ing with Mary Beamer.
The following program was given:
"Fairies Danee" .Williams
"Happy Farmer" - Schumann
"Cello" - Mattingly
"Dream Song" Foreman
"Ride a Cock Horse" and "Waltz of the
Ral n d rops" Kathryn Thompson
"Prgress March" Meyerbeer
Duet, "Happy Farmer" Schumann
Aueie tsower anu mrs. xsuwei
Duet. "A Little Journey"
Kathryn Thompson and Mrs. Bower
"Tinkling Bells" Bugbee
"Valcik in D fiat" Mokrejs
Scale demonstration by four pupils.
"Jolly Darkies" Besher
"March u the Tin Soldiers" Gurlitt
"Smiles and Tears" Roberts
"Spanish Gypsy Dance" Mowrey
"Feather Dance" Ducella
"Awakening of the Lion" Kontski
Heppner Banks Elect
Officers on Tuesday
Officers and directors were elec
ted by both the Farmers and Stock
growers National bank and the
First National bank at meetings
held Tuesday. Those named by the
First National, all re-elections, were
Frank Gilliam, president; W. P. Ma
honey, vice president and manager;
Walter Moore, cashier; R. F. Corri
gall, assistant cashier; Gilliam, Ma
honey, Moore, Jack Hynd and John
Those heading the Farmers and
Stockgrowers National are J. W.
Beymer, president; J. D. French,
vice president; E. D. Hallock, cash
ier; L. A. Aliinger, assistant cash
ier; Beymer, French, W. G. Mc
carty, R. L. Benge and H. E. War
Hunt Funeral Services
Held Here Yesterday
Funeral services for F.oy J. Hunt,
55, were conducted at the Methodist
church at 2 o'clock Wednesday af
ternoon by Rev. Glen P. White.
Hunt met his death accidentally in
Portland on January 2, when he
was puisoned by the deadly exhaust
fumes, carbon monoxide, of an au
He was born at Red Bluffs, Calif.,
February 8, 1874. Later he moved
east, and then came to Heppner in
1882, living here with the family
until several years ago, when he
moved to Kelso, Wash. The de
ceased is survived by two brothers,
! Ernest and Edward Hunt, both of
Heppner, and two sisters, Mrs. Cas
sie Shaw of Lexington and Mrs.
Ida Vetti, who lives in Canada.
OFFICERS A HE ELECTED.
Officers to serve for the present
year were elected by the Episcopal
auxiliary at its last meeting. Those
named were Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell,
president; Mrs. Hanson Hughes,
vice president; Mrs. W. E. Pruyn,
secretary and Mrs. Fred Lucas,
treasurer. Refreshments were serv
ed by Mrs. Pruyn and Mrs. Jack
Numbering of Buildings
Included in Project
Of Heppner Lions.
Charter Night Plans to be Laid
By Supervisory Body; Gemmell
And Wilson, Vice Presidents.
Names of Heppner streets, long
kept secret except to a limited few
residents, may soon become known
to the general public if action start
ed by the Lions club at its Monday
luncheon comes to maturity. Jasper
Crawford, chairman of the city ad
ministration committee, and Paul
Marble, will make an investigation
to learn the cost of placing street
signs at intersections and methods
of raising funds to purchase the
signs. In conenction with this pro
gram, it is planned to have homes
and places of business numbered.
It is believed that placing of these
signs and numbers will prove a con
venience to local residents and espe
cially to visitors.
Charter Night Planned.
Russell Pratt was appointed
chairman, and Earl Gordon and Gay
Anderson, members of the charter
night committee. This committee
will be in general supervision of the
celebration to be staged in commem
oration of the receipt of the local
charter. Sub-committees will be ap
pointed to look after the details.
Other Lions clubs in this district
will be invited to attend on the cel
A letter from the head of the
maintenance department of the Ore
gon department of road was report
ed, which offered to build a garage
in Heppner for state highway equip
ment and a home for the local pa
trolman, if the city would provide
land on which to build the two
proposed structures. The matter
was referred to the administration
committee, which will bring' the
matter before the city council at
its next meeting.
The board of directors announced
the appointment of Paul M. Gem
mell, first vice president, David A.
Wilson, second vice president, and
James Cash, director.
Sponcer Crawford was appointed
chairman, and M. L. Case, a mem
ber of the program committee, hav
ing as its function the preparing of
programs for meetings of the organ
ization. F. B. Nickerson was nam
ed chair man of the '"no-drop" com
mittee, with power to appoint such
assistants as he may deem neces
sary. Lions Are Invited.
William R. Poulson announced a
court of honor to be held by the
Boy Scouts at the high school audi
torium January 30 for the award
of badges to those who have com
pleted tests satisfactorily. Mem
bers of the Lions club were extend
ed an invitation to attend the cer
emonies. One of the outstanding
activities of Lions International is
the sponsoring of the Boy Scout
work, and emphasis was given Mr.
Poulson's invitation by President
Garnet Barratt, a vice president
of the Oregon Woolgrowers associa
tion, urged that all who could do
so attend the annual convention of
that organization in The Dalles,
January 16 and 17. He cited the
discussion of the wool marketing
plan of the federal farm board as
one of the outstanding features of
C. L. Sweek, president, announced
that Paul Gemmell, first vice pres
ident, would preside at the meeting
next week. It will be the policy of
the president to have different mem
bers preside from time to time as
a means of enlivening the meetings.
Marriages and Divorces
Increase in County, 1929
During 1929, 31 marriage licenses
were issued by Gay M. Anderson,
Morrow county clerk. The months
of May, July and August proved
most popular for marriages, five
licenses being issued during each of
these months. During 1928, but 29
licenses were issued, the largest
number being sold in May, July and
November, with four each.
Divorces granted as well as mar
riage licenses issued in Morrow
county were two more in 1929 than
1928. The circuit court granted
eight divorces at Its sessions here
last year, while in 1928, but six div
orce decrees were made.
LODGE TO MEET.
Heppner lodge No. 69, A. F. & A.
Mas-ms will meet at 8 o'clock Satur
day evening in the Masonic building
to put a class through the third
degree. Refreshments will be serv
ed following the lodge session.
A large attendance is requested at
the. meeting of January 17, when
Frank Lonergan, district deputy
grand exalted rulor, will make his
official visit. Candidates will bo In
itiated and rofrmhmi'iits served.
DEAN T. GOODMAN, Sec.