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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 46, Number 49.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 1930
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Order Governs Past Due
Taxes of the Year 1927
And Prior Dates.
INTEREST TO BE 6
Morrow County Court Order Aimed
To Prove Beneficial by Speeding
Up Past Due Payments.
That all penalty on delinquent
taxes for the year 1927 and years
prior to that be waived and that
interest be charged at the rate of
six per cent from the time said
taxes wern due, was ordered by the
Morrow county court, R. L. Benge,
Judge, G. A. Bleakman and L. P.
Davidson, commissioners, sitting in
session February 14. To gain the
benefit of this waiver, taxpayers
must pay the delinquent tax and
Interest on or before November 1,
The matter of this waiver of pen
alty and interest was brought be
fore the court In a discussion Feb
ruary 5, when n number of repre
sentative property holders appeared.
The matter has keen under consid
eration for some time. The neces
sary resolution to be acted upon by
the court was drawn up by S. E.
Notson, district attorney. I
Large Tax Delinquent
The discussion of the subject at
this earlier meeting brought out the
fact that there is a large sum in
delinquent taxes, the most of it on
real property, due the county, some
of which extends as far back as
1920, and the question was what
would be best for the county from a
Those advoating the rebate of
penalty and interest felt that it
would stimulate payment greatly,
and be the means of bringing in a
large sum of money, while pay
ments might be practically nil If
this action were not taken. Other
" wise the county in order to protect
its interests as far as possible would
be forced to start foreclosure pro
ceedings. Authority From State.
Authority for acting as the court
did comes from the act passed by
the legislative assembly of the state
of Oregon in its regular session in
the year 1929, the statute being en
titled, "An Act Authorizing any
County Court or Board of County
Commissioners to waive or reduce
penalty or interest, or both, upon
unpaid taxes," said statute being
designated as Chapter 182 of the
General Laws of Oregon for 1929.
Legal publication of the Morrow
county court's order is made else
where in this issue of the Gazette
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE STATE OF OREGON FOR
In the Matter of the Waiving of
Penalty and Interest on Delin
quent Taxes for the year 1927 and
Whereas, the Legislative Assem
bly of the State of Oregon at its reg
ular session in the year 1929 enacted
a statute entitled, "An Act Author
izing any County Court or Board of
County Commissioners to waive or
reduce penalty or interest, or both,
upon unpaid taxes," said statute be
ing designated as Chapter 182 of the
General Laws of Oregon for 1929;
Whereas, it is the opinion of the
County Court of Morrow County, in
regular session, on this 14th day of
February, 1930, that the waiving of
the penalty and a part of the Inter
est on unpaid taxes for the year
1927 and the years prior to 1927
would facilitate the collection of
such unpaid taxes, in said County.
It is therefore hereby Ordered
that all penalties on unpaid and de
linquent taxes for the year 1927 and
all years prior to the year 1927, lev
ied for the years 1927 and the years
prior to the year 1927 by the levy
ing board of Morrow County, State
of Oregon, be and the same are
hereby waived, and that all interest
due and payable upon taxes levied
by the levying board of Morrow
County, State of Oregon, for the
year 1927 and the years prior to the
year 1927, except six per cent per
annum from the dates when such
taxes became due, be and the same
hereby is waived; provided such
taxes and Interest thereon at the
rate of six per cent, por annum
from the date the same became due
shall be paid on or before the first
day of November, 1930, and unless
so paid the penalty and Interest on
all delinquent taxes paid after that
date shall be paid.
It is further Ordered that the
Sheriff of Morrow County, Oregon,
ho and he hereby is directed to ac
cept payment of such taxes without
penally and with interest at the rate
of six per cent, per annum from the
date such taxes became due, and to
Issue receipts In full therefor when
offered by any taxpayer in the
county owing such delinquent taxes.
R. L. BENGE, County Judge.
G. A. BLEAKMAN,
L. P. DAVIDSON,
! SCHOOL FACULTY
Players Make Production Tuesday
An Achievement Both Dram
atically and Financially.
The comedy, "Smile, Rodney,
Smile," presented Tuesday after
noon and evening by the Heppner
school faculty under the able direc
tion of Miss Irene Riechel, proved
both a financial and dramatic suc
cess. More than $150 was cleared
by staging the production. This
fund will be used for the purchase
of library books for the school and
other equipment not provided for
in the school budget. A large crowd
of school children were in attend
ance at the matinee. An audience
of more than 450 saw the evening
Miss Aagodt Frigaard charming
ly played the role of Virginia Ros
lyn, alias Miss Koogelheimer, the
Princess. Miss Mary Patterson de
murely fulfilled the character of
Mr3. Wlnslow, who lived next door
to the "Castle" inhabited by the
Miss Bernita Lamson portrayed
the role of Betty Crowley, a viva
cious and pretty young neighbor.
Her aggressiveness in seeking a
beau might have led one to believe
that she had as a motto that of the
Canadian Northwest Mounted po
lice, "Get Your Man."
Miss Elizabeth Galloway cleverly
played the character of Patty Nel
son, another charming young neigh
bor. Miss Blanch Hansen did well
in her difficult role of Mrs. Gilbert
Vance, a "society" woman who was
earnestly seeking a fourth husband.
The part of Gwendolyn Vance,
niece of Mrs. Vance, was ably car
ried out by Beth Bleakman. Miss
Erma Dennis was a scream as Be-
della Dwiggins, an old maid and
the town gossip, who continually
was broadcasting on unauthorized
Bruce Bradley, the gruff old uncle
of Rodney Bradley, was in this in
stance well portrayed by James T.
Lumley. The role of his nephew,
Rodney Bradley, was effectively
carried by William R. Poulson.
Crocket Sprouls, posing as Egbert
Marmont, a young Englishman and
friend of Rod, created lots of laughs
in his efforts to evade the impetu
ous Betty Crowley. Earl Gordon,
portraying the Tole of Tubby Hays,
another friend of Rod's, created no
little amount of amusement for the
audience while acting as the kitchen
mechanic and during his ardent
Pickney Herring, the egotistical
young man who admitted himself
to be the town's leading citizen, was
on this occasion, Gerald Brunson.
Miss Kate Francis Ede sang sev
eral vocal selections between the
acts, accompanied by Mrs. W. R.
Poulson at the piano. Homer Hay
es was stage manager and Duane
Morrow County Nurse
Arrives From Wyoming
Miss Edith J. Stallard of Port
land arrived in Heppner Monday
from Wyoming, where she had been
state tuberculosis nurse, to accept
the position of Morrow county
health nurse. Miss Stallard has had
considerable experience in public
health work. In Wyoming she es
tablished many clinics and aided
the state physicians In making ex
aminations for tuberculosis.
Her work in the county will be a
program of general public health
work and school nursing. General
inspection and health education will
have an important place in her
duties. The regular program of pub
lic health work Includes infant wel
fare, tuberculosis nursing, school
nursing and bedside demonstra
tions as a visiting nurse. The var
ious branches of the program will
be handled by Miss Stallard.
She extends a wish to cooperate
with organizations or Individuals in
providing any help or information
in her program of activity. The
cooperation of individuals in report
ing any cases where aid can be giv
en, is asked.
Miss Stallard has Interviewed doc
tors, dentists and county officers
and found the spirit of cooperation
ideal, and those that she has met
are much interested In her work.
Elks Lodge Conducting
Festivities on Saturday
Heppner Elks lodge No. 358 will
stage one of its biggest social events
of the year here Saturday afternoon
and evening. Members of the lodge
will convene at the temple in the
afternoon for an informal open
house, while their ladies will meet
at 2:30 o'clock in the Masonic build
ing for a card party.
The annual Washington's birth
day ball will be held In the evening
beginning at 9 o'clock. The hall has
been especially decorated for the
occasion. Music will be provided
by Pat's Six Aces of The Dalles.
Refreshments will be served during
the progress of the dance. A large
attendance is expected including a
number from Arlington, Condon,
Fossil, Lexington and lone. The
festivities are limited to members
of the lodge and their ladles.
Four ex-servicomon from Morrow
county have been admitted to the
Veterans Bureau hospital in Port
land during the last two weeks.
Arrangements for hospitalization of
these cases was handled by Hepp
ner post of the American Legion.
Odd Fellows Meeting
Here for Convention
The sixteenth annual district con
vention of the Odd Fellows lodge,
embracing Umatilla and Morrow
counties, will convene here Satur
day for a program that will last all
day. The morning session convenes
at 10 o'clock. S. E. Notson will give
the address of welcome and S. F,
Bowman of Pendleton the response.
A business session will follow. Ad
journment will be made for lunch
eon which is to be served by San
Souci Rebekah lodge In the Odd
At 1:15 in the afternoon the del
egates, led by the Odd Fellows band
will parade to the school auditor
ium where the afternoon session
will be held. Emil Peterson, grand
master, will give an address at 1:30
o'clock. Addresses will also be giv
en by Fred J. Mendil, grand Ore-
eon representative, and W. W.
Head. Officers will be elected and
the place of the 1931 convention
The lodgemen will gather at the
Odd Fellows hall for a banquet at
6 o'clock. Exemplification of the
third degree will be carried out by
the Echo-Hermiston drill team.
LOCAL GIRLS WIN
FROM IONE, 24-8
Heppner Aggregation Furnishes
Substitute for lone Team
When Girl Hurts Ankle.
The Heppner high school girls
basketball team added another vic
tory to its credit Friday night by
trouncing the lone high school
girls, 24 to 8. The Heppner team
has won every game played this
season. The fray- was less than a
minute old when Allstott of Hepp
ner looped in the first ball from the
field. Not to be outdone, Bisbee fol
lowed suit. Heppner maintained its
terrific scoring pace, holding lone
scoreless until just before the half
ended, when Brashears of lone gar
nered two points on a field goal.
Eubanks of lone injured her an
kle and had to go out of the game.
This brought a peculiar situation
as lone was then without a substi
tute, her three substitutes being un
able to make the trip to Heppner.
Showing the spirit of true sports
manship, Miss Irene Riechel, Hepp
ner coach, loaned Alva McDuffee to
fill the injured player's position.
She received a big hand from the
fans when she took her place on
the opponents' team.
Bisbee and Allstott each looped a
basket and Brashears of lone scor
ed once more, before the half, when
the score read Heppner 18, lone 4.
After the half, Bisbee of Heppner
took the place of A. McDuffee on
the lone sextet, coached by Miss
Irene Anders. The scoring was
slowed down considerably in this
period. Allstott looped one from the
field. Bisbee then countered, mak
ing her first marker after going in
for lone. Allstott scored again just
after the opening of the fourth
quarter. Bisbee connected again,
giving her four points as an lone
player. This was just half of the
total score made by the visitors.
Nicholson of Heppner snapped the
ball through for a field goal and the
game was over.
Tractor School Held
In Heppner Friday
To promote greater interest in
power farming a tractor school was
held by the International Harvester
company in Heppner Friday at Gill
iam & Bisbee's and the Star thea
ter. Talks and demonstrations on
tractors, combines and plows were
given by representatives of the com
A lunch was served to a group of
70 persons who attended the school.
In the afternoon a power farming
moving picture and a comedy were
shown at the Star theater for the
benefit of those attending the
school. Handling talks and dem
onstrations were A. R. Healey, A. C.
Bracken, Frank Henderson, W. N.
Snipe, O. F. Meyer and Rex Brum
bach. The school was sponsored by
Gilliam & Bisbee and Karl L. Beach
Heppner unit, American Legion
Auxiliary, held its regular meeting
at Legion hall Wednesday evening,
Feb. 19, at 8 o clock. The president
wishes to thank those who sang
during the afternoon of the St. Val
entine's tea, Mrs. Spencer Crawford,
publicity chairman for the affair,
the ones who served on the various
committees during the afternoon,
and also Mrs. Harry Tamblyn who
gave the use of her home. The sew
ing club will meet at Legion hall on
Wednesday instead of at the home
of the president as previously ad
vertised, at 2:30 p. m.
PAST RULERS IN CHARGE.
Past Exalted Rulers were in the
chairs at the meeting of Heppner
Elks lodge No. 358 Thursday night,
the occasion being known as "Past
Exalted Rulers night," which is pre
scribed as an annual event by the
national organization. The mem
bers were treated to cider and
doughnuts at the conclusion of the
The debates betweon Heppner
high school and Hermlston high
school teams, which were to have
been held here and in Hermlston
Wednesday evening, were postponed
until next Monday night because of
members of the Hermlston tcum be
ing 111 with influenza.
Oil MARKET PLANS
Aim of Farm Board to
Assist Farmers Help
MANY GO FROM HERE
Trend of Local Conditions Sought
By Federal Grain Man Who
Talked at Arlington.
Samuel R. McKelvie, grain spe
cialist or Federal Farm board and
former governor of Nebraska, gave
a talk on the board s cooperative
marketing act, the last talk to be
given in a tour of the Pacific north
west, before an audience of more
than 150 wheat producers and in
terested persons at Arlington Thurs
day afternoon. A large number of
those present were from Heppner
and Morrow county.
In opening his address, Mr. Mc
Kelvie slated that he had come to
learn of the conditions in this sec
tion and to inform the producers
of the various features of the
board's cooperative marketing act.
The act is the result of many year's
study in an effort to put agricul
ture on a basis equal with that
enjoyed by industry. Agriculture Is
so widespread in its scope that it is
of much importance in national
Aim of Act Told.
The Federal Farm board, created
under the Agricultural Marketing
act passed by the recent special
session of congress, Is charged with
the responsibility of placing agricul
ture "on a basis of economic equal
ity with other Industries, and to
that end to protect, control and sta
bilize the currents of interstate and
foreign commerce in the marketing
or agricultural commodities, and
their food products."
In 1920 agricultural commodities
had a purchasing power of 65 cents
as compared to $1 for non-agricultural
commodities. The ratio now
is 92 to 100, but the farmer is still
suffering for the effects of this dif
ferential in buying power as losses
have been cumulative ver a period
Speculation in grain is frequently
unsound and not under normal in
fluences. Farmer owned and con
trolled markets are needed to cor
rect speculation. Market reporting
agencies should be set up in coun
tries which are large producers or
consumers of grain to keep the co
operative sales agencies well in
formed on grain conditions, so that
they can successfully compete with
the speculative marketers.
American farmers, as producers
are the most efficient in the world,
but in marketing they are only half
as efficient as other industries.
Wheat is often shipped to points
where not needed. To make for the
greatest bargaining power wheat
should be stored near points of pro
duction or at points which furnish
ease in diversion. Wheat raised in
Montana and shipped to either the
Pacific coast or St. Paul lost in bar
gaining power from three to ten
cents per bushel after shipment.
Profits should go back to the farm
ers for carrying charges through
memberships in cooperatives.
Board Deals With Agencies.
The farm board can not deal di
rectly with the farmers, but indi
rectly through their cooperative
marketing agencies. Establishment
of the cooperative marketing organ-
zations sponsored by the farm
board may result in an inconven
ience or loss to some, especially
grain dealers, but whereas this loss
will only affect a few the movement
will aid 30 million farmers on six
million farms. This movement is
one In a step of progress. The radio
was developed, and the radio man
ufacturers did not worry about the
losses sustained as a result by pho
nograph manufacturers. The new
cooperatives are the outgrowth of
the 12,000 farmers' cooperatives that
struggled for a half century to es
tablish market facilities.
It is at the terminal markets that
most price-fixing occurs. In the past
the farmer has lost control of his
grain at the local elevators, but for
his own good he should retain con
trol in these terminal markets. Un
der this new marketing organiza
tion, "sales agencies can be handled
by the cooperatives at terminal
Market Agency Formed.
Under the board's plan the Far
mers' National Grain corporation
has been organized and Is now do
ing business In Chicago. This cor
poration, purely cooperative in prin
ciple and practice, Is intended to
embrace the more than 4000 far
mers' elevators and farmers' grain
associations that nre acting largely
Independent. Under it, it is hoped
that not less than a half billion
bushels of grain will be handled an
nually. The smaller cooperative
units will gather this grain and de
liver It to the national sales agency
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Remodeling of stm'k cabinets and
shelves in the Peoples Hardware
company store has been started. Ex
tensive changes to improve the
store's Interior are planned by the
Boxing Card Arranged
Saturday at Pavilion
Peck McClaskie of The Dalles and
Sailor Jimmie Ryan of Pendleton,
165 pounds, will battle eight rounds
in the main event of a 23-round box
ing card in the fair pavilion in
Heppner Saturday night. The card
will start promptly at 8 o'clock. The
bouts are being promoted by Rus
sell Wright under the auspices of
the Heppner Boxing commission.
"Midget" Hayes of Heppner, 135
pounds, will tangle with "Tiny the
Bone Buster" of Portland, 325
pounds, in a handicap wrestling
match which is slated to last 10
minutes. Gerald Swaggart of Hepp
ner, 147 pounds, will meet Jimmie
Smith of The Dalles, 145 pounds, in
a 4-round fray. Elmer Hake of
Heppner, 145 pounds, will tangle
with Hector Wicklander of Board
man, 147 pounds, in a 4-round pre
liminary. Harold Ahalt of lone, 135
pounds is matched with "Spin" Mc
Claskie of The Dalles, 133 pounds,
for the semi-final match of six
Eight Quintets Enter Tournament
To be Held Here Beginning
Friday, February 28.
A majority of the more important
details incident to the holding of
tne high school sub-district basket
ball tournament here have been
taken care of by the Lions club
committee appointed for that pur
pose. Teams which have definitely
signified that they would compete
here are Lexington, lone, Fossil, Ar
lington, Boardman, Hermiston and
Heppner. Condon is not certain its
team will be entered.
Two games are to be plaved Fri
day night, Feb. 28, two in the morn
ing and two in the evening of Sat
urday, March 1. Season tickets good
lor adult admission to all six games
will be on sale for $1.25 each. Adult
admissions for either Friday or Sat
urday night will be 75 cents and
the Saturday morning games 50
cents. The charge for high school
students will be 35 cents Fridav
night, 25 cents Saturday morning
ana ou cents Saturday night. Grade
school pupils will be admitted at
any of the games for 25 cents.
The visiting teams and coaches
will be housed at Hotel Heppner
during their stay here. An allow
ance will be made each player for
meal expenses, the players or their
coaches making their own arrange
ments for meals. After expenses of
operation of the tournament have
been paid the balance will be pro
rated among the visiting teams ac
cording to the mileage travelled to
help defray transportation costs.
The contests will be played in the
high school gymnasium and refer
eed by Coxdale, captain of the
Whitman college basketball team.
FLAGS TO BE ORDERED.
Business men ol' Heppner, who
wish to obtain American flags to
place in front of their places of bus
iness on patriotic occasions and res
idents who want them to use at
their homes can obtain them by
placing their order with James
Cash, adjutant of the Heppner Am
erican Legion post, at the J. C.
Penney store. The flags to be or
dered are 3x5 feet in size, are
equipped with 12-foot staff, and
ground socket. They will be sold
for $4.85 installed. All orders should
be placed before March 1.
BENEFIT TEA HELD.
The Valentine's day benefit tea
conducted by the Heppner unit of
the American Legion Auxiliary at
the home of Mrs. Harry Tamblyn
Friday, was reported a financial
success by those in charge despite
the fact that the attendance was not
as large as expected. Serving last
ed from 2 30 to 5:30 o'clock in the
afternoon. Musical numbers were
given to entertain the guests at the
Heppner Rod and Gun club has
entered the Oregonian's fifth an
nual Oregon state telegraphic trap
shooting tournament. Seventeen
clubs have entered for this year's
contest, but unless entries speed up
the number competing this year will
be loss than during the last two
years, when 28 clubs were in the
FILING DATE SET.
Candidates for county offices to
run in the primary election in May
must file for their respective offices
at the county clerk's office before
April 1, for 45 days notice before
election Is required, whereas pre
viously the time was only 30 days.
John Paxton of Irrigon deeded to
F. B. Swayze of Hermlston a tract
of land located on the west exten
sion of the Umatilla project about a
mile south of Irrigon, according to
an instrument filed at the Morrow
county clerk's office February 13.
COX RECEIVES LAND.
Mary J. Sperry conveyed to Mr.
and Mrs. Elbert Cox a half-section
of farm land located about a half
mile south of Heppner, according to
a deed filed in the Morrow county
clerk's office, February 13. The con
sideration was $3000.
TEAMS TO PLAY IONE.
Both the boys' and grils' basket
ball team of Heppner high school
will journey to lone Friday night to
play their last games of the season,
except for those that the boys' team
will play In the tournament here.
RESIDENT OF IONE
CALLED BY DEATH
Ernst Montandon, Native Swiss,
Highly Esteemed; Basketball
Girls Lose Two Games.
MRS. JENNIE E. McMURRAT,
Ernst Montandon died in the
Hood River hospital at 4 a m., Feb.
15, 1930, at the age of 69 years, 8
months and 25 days. Funeral serv
ices were held in lone Monday af
ternoon, Feb. 17, and interment was
made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at
this place. Mr. Montandon was born
in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, May
21, 1861. In company with a twin
brother he came to America in 1881,
then a young man of twenty years.
For some time the two boys made
their home with an uncle, Mr. Bal
siger of Highland, 111. In 1897 they
moved to Arkansas where they en
gaged in farming. It was here that
the brother lost his life by drown
ing. Mr. Montandon came to Ore
gon in 1899 and spent the rest of
his days in lone.
He will be greatly missed by our
little city. He was a friend to ev
eryonesincere, loyal and true. He
was an earnest Christian and a
faithful member of the Congrega
tional church. He was a great lover
of beauty, taking especial delight in
flowers, which he grew in profusion
around his home, and shared liber
ally with his friends. He leaves to
mourn his death a sister and a bro
ther living in Switzerland, six cou
sins, Paul, Louis, John, Arnold and
Fred Balsiger, and Mrs. Charley Al-
linger, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were in charge
of Rev. W. W. Head, pastor of the
Congregational church. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful.
The six Rietmann brothers, Victor,
Werner, David, Otto, Robert and
Omar, acted as pall bearers.
Mrs John Farris is a patient in
The Dalles hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lleuallen mo
tored to Weston last Thursday, re
Mrs. Emily McMurray was the
guest of honor at a birthday dinner
served Sunday by her three daugh
ters at the Loren Hale home on
Second street. Those present be
sides the honor guest were Mr. and
Mrs. Loren Hale and daughter Mir
iam, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Robison,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harris, Fred
McMurray, Mrs. Adelia Godfrey,
Vera Moen and Mrs. Laxton Mc
Murray. The Past Grand club of the Re
bekah lodge held its regular month
ly meeting Friday afternoon at the
pleasant home of Mrs. Emil Swan
son. Those in attendance were Mrs.
Arvilla Swanson, Mrs. Vida Heliker,
Mrs. Etta Howell, Mrs. Gladys
Drake, Mrs. Lena Lundell, Mrs. Ber
nice Blackwell, Mrs. Oda Rankin,
Mrs. Clara Howk, Miss Hildegarde
Williams, Mrs. Alice McNabb, Mrs.
Ada Brown. Officers for the ensu
ing year were elected as follows:
Mrs. Vlda Heliker, president; Mrs.
Etta Howell, vice president; Mrs.
Clara Howk, secretary-treasurer.
The airplane which was seen fly
ing low over lone Friday morning
had as one of its passengers Mrs.
Irving Edwins of Chelan, Wash.
Mrs. Edwins is a cancer patient
and was being taken to San Fran
cisco for the Coffey-Humber treat
ment. She was accompanied by her
Shortly after Mrs. Bergan Ledbet
ter and infant daughter returned to
their ranch home, the mother was
taken suddenly ill and had to be
taken to the Heppner hospital for
treatment. Her physician fears an
operation is necessary before Mrs.
Ledbetter can regain her health.
The little daughter is being cared
for by Mrs. Fred Ritchie here in
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldman de
parted Friday for Eugene where
they were called by the illness of
their daughter, Kathryn Feldman, a
student In the University of Ore
gon. lone and vicinity received a ben
eficial rain Thursday night of last
Mrs. Clifford Christopherson vis
ited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Seely of Arlington.
lone was well represented at the
Otto Wageman sale four and one
half miles north of Heppner Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Blackwell and
son Sherman, who have been vis
iting relatives in lone and Pendle
ton, returned last week to their
home in Monument.
Chas. Dane, Lee Beckner, Roy
Lieuallen and Carlton Swanson at
tended the tractor school of instruc
tion held last week In Walla Walla.
Margaret and Grace Lindeken en
tertanied with a Valentine party at
their home Saturday, Feb. 15, from
2:30 to 5:30. Those enjoying the
afternoon's fun were Miriam Hale.
Mildred Lundell, Helen Lundell,
Charlotte McCabe, Virginia Griffith,
Bertha Akers, Valgene Clark, Betty
Mankln, Dorothy Howell, Sybil
Howell, Eileen Sperry, Mary K.
Blake, Earline Ferris, Miss Maude
Knight, Miss Hildegarde Williams,
Margaret and Grace Lindeken. Mrs.
Lindeken served a delicious 5 o'
Miss Vada Montague and Ralph
Turner were married Sunday, Feb.
10, at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Asher Montague
at Condon. Mr. Turner is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Turner, north
lone furmers, and Is well and fav
orably known here. The young peo
ple will make their home on a farm
near Condon. They have the best
wishes of the many friends here.
(Continued on Psa Eight)
Work on Heppner-Spray
Road to Start When
PRIZE CUP FAVORED
Support of Basketball Tournament
By Purchase of Season Tickets
Urged by W. R. Poulson.
Changing of the channel at the
mouth of Willow creek so that fish
would enter, and the Installation of
fish ladders at all dams on the creek
as provided by law, were endorsed
by the Heppner Lions club at its
luncheon meeting Monday. D. A.
Wilson, E. D. Hallock and W. W.
Smead were appointed on a com
mittee of investigation. Support of
individual members to help with the
work was pledged at the meeting.
George Bleakman, county com
missioner, reported that the Heppner-Spray
road levy for 1930 had
been approved and that a prelim
inary working crew will be on the
ground as soon as weather condi
tions permit Work will start at
the south end of the completed Cha
pin creek stretch, Mr. Bleakman
March 15 Favored.
The club endorsed Saturday,
March 15, as charter night date,
provided it proves satisfactory on
further investigation by the board
Charles Swindig made a brief re
port of the wheat meeting held at
Arlington Thursday afternoon when
Samuel R. McKelvie, member of
the Federal Farm board, spoke on
provision of the agricultural mar
keting act The aim of the farm
board is to bring relief to agricul
ture by eliminating intermediate
waste between producer and con
sumer, he said.
W. R. Poulson reported for the
spelling contest trophy committee,
recommending that a loving cup be
purchased to be given permanently
to the school winning the contest
three times. The cup would be in
possession of each school winning
it, until it is claimed permanently.
He also reported for the basketball
tournament committee that season
tickets would be on sale the first of
next week. He urged that all give
support by purchase of tickets. The
receipts from "the tournament go to
pay the expenses of visiting teams,
with no profit being made locally
from the games.
Charles W. Smith reported for the
committee on butter substitutes that
an essay contest had been launched
in the county schools and that much
interest Is being shown. Support
of the Grange has been given the
Paul M. Gemmell, first vice pres
ident, presided at the meeting, as
President C. L. Sweek was absent
because of illness.
WINS FROM IONE
Shooting by Evans and R. Thomson
Aids In Winning of Season's
F irst Victory by Boys.
Heppner's losing streak was brok
en Friday night when the high
school boys' team defeated the lone
high school team 40 to 15 on the
local court This victory was the
first to be scored by the local team
this season. Evans, a newcomer to
the ranks of basketball this season,
got his shooting eye, looping 18
counters to tie with Rod Thomson
for high point honors.
Heppner took the lead from the
start, running the count to 14-2 at
the end of the first quarter. The
scores during this period were con
tributed by R. Thomson and Evans,
except for two points which Turner
gained when he sank a beautiful
shot from the center of the floor.
Ione's lone basket In this period
was scored by Clark.
The locals continued to pile up
their lead in the second quarter,
running the score to 24-8 by half
time. In the third period Heppner
gained 10 points while holding her
opponents to three, these being reg
istered by Clark on a field goal and
free throw, the latter being the only
free throw converted during the
game by either team. Heppner's
scoring pace slackened In the final
period, for the local hoopsters scor
ed only six points while lone came
through with four.
PLOW DEMONSTRATIONS SET.
A demonstration of the new Case
Wheatland plow will be given dur
ing the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb.
25, n the Chris Brown ranch, which
is located five miles west of Hepp
ner. Wheat growers Interested In
reducing costs of operation should
see the performance of this plow,
according to the Peoples Hardware
company, which is sponsoring the
LODGE TO MEET.
Kate J. Young lodge No. 29, De
gree of Honor, will meet at 8 o'clock
Tuesday evening In the Odd Fel
lows brilding. Importunt business
is to be handled, according to Clara
Beamer, secretary. A social hour
and refreshments will follow the