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Volume 47, Number 4.
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34 Students Compete in
Final Round of County
Wide Matches.
First I'lace Winners to Compete
With Umatilla and Gilliam
Counties Here April 19.
County champions In declamatory
work were selected Saturday when
22 grade school pupils and 12 high
school students spoke in the1 county
final contests at the Heppner school
auditorium. The contests were
sponsored by the Morrow County
Declamatory league. The grade pu
pils spoke in the afternoon, while
the high school program was given
In the evening.
Much Interest was shown in the
contests, a large audience of par
ents, teachers and other Interested
auditors being present at both af
ternoon and evening programs to
hear the speeches given by the
youthful orators. The Heppner high
school boys' quartet, accompanied
by James T. Lumley on the guitar,
and the Heppner high school girls
octet, accompanied by Mrs. Wm.
R. Poulson at the piano, were heard
at the contests. Winners of first
places received gold medals, and
those in second place silver medals.
Alpine Wins 6 Medals.
Alpine, having an enrollment of
but 14 students in grade and high
schools combined, walked away with
the majority of the honors in the
contests, wining five gold medals,
and one silver medal. lone came
through to win two first place3 and
one second. Heppner emerged from
the competition with four silver
medals, while Boardman took one
second place.
First place winners in each class,
In both high and grade school div
isions, will have one more competi
tion this season, for they will meet
representatives of both Umatilla
and Gilliam counties in a tri-county
contest here, April 19.
Judges for the declamatory con
tests Saturday were Miss Helen S.
Moore, dean of women, Miss Aman
da Zabel, head of the English de
partment and Miss Lenna Foley, as
sistant instructor in oral English,
Eastern Oregon Normal school, La
Division 8 Winners.
Winners in Division 3, grades 1
to 4 inclusive, non-humorous: Les
ter Lambrith, Alpine, first, "One of
the Little Ones;" Maxine McCurdy,
lone, second, "Scratch." Other
speakers were Don Allstott, Rhea
Creek, "Old Glory;" Frank Mark
ham, Irrigon, "Warren's Address to
the American Soldiers;" Vernon
Knowles, Heppner, "King Bruce and
the Spider;" Evelyn Kirk, Lexing
ton, "The Little Match Girl."
Winners in division 3, humorous
were Juanita Nirschl, Alpine, first,
"The Story of Epainnondas;" Alice
Latourell, Heppner, second, "Earn
ing Missionary Money." Other com
petitors wore Thelma Nelson, Goose
berry, "The Youngest in the Fam
ily;" Helen Lundcll, lone, "Little
Sister of the Sheik."
Division 2 Victors.
Medal winners in division 2,
grades 5 to 8 inclusive, non-humorous,
were Donald Heliker, lone, first,
"The Constitution;" James Driscoll,
Heppner, second, "Kate Shelly."
Others heard in this division were
Marvin Hughes, Matteson, "Betsy
and I Are Out;" Dorothy Morgan,
Morgan, "His Flag;" Berdena Bow
man, Pine City, "Liberty Bell;" Wll
ma Meyers, Boardman, "The Story
Told by the Depot Clock."
Winning in division 2, humorous,
were Winnie Brown, lone, first, "A
Stump Speech;" Doris Lambirth, Al
pine, second, "Betty at the Baseball
Game." Competing against them
were Mary Chaffee, Boardman,
"Tom Sawyer's Inspiration;" Mar
shall Fell, Heppner, "Old, Old
Story;" Elaine Nelson, Gooseberry,
"At the Matinee;" Armin Wlhlon,
Matteson, "Fifty Years Ago."
The victors in division 1, high
school, all classes, were, oratorical:
Alex Lindsay, Alpine, first, "The
Indian's Defiance;" Norma Gibbons,
Boardman, second, "The Union Sol
dier." Other entrants were Herman
Green, Heppner, "The Unknown
Speaker," and Annabel Strodtman
Lexington, "A String of Pearls."
Receiving awards in the dramatic
class of this division were Celatha
Lambirth, Alpine, first, "The Fam
ine;" Earl Thomson, Heppner, sec
ond, "Death Bed of Benedict Ar
nold." Maurice Rcaney, Lexington,
"The Gold Louis," and Elsie Strain,
Pine City, "The Sotil of the Violin,"
spoke In this class.
Lawrence Doherty, Alpine, giv
ing "Jimmy Butler and the Owl,"
as first and Jeanette Turner, Hepp
ner, reciting "Ma's Monday Morn
ing," was second, In the humorous
class of division 1. Geneva Petty
john, lone, spoke "Sis Hopkins and
Her Beau," and Nellie Dillon
Boardman, "Betty at the Baseball
More than 60 persons attended the
dinner served Saturday evening by
the Willing Workers of the Church
of Christ, for the convenience of
those attending the county declam
atory and spelling contests.
Committee Appointed to Arrange
Summer Kound-up to Inspect
Health of New Pupils.
William R. Poulson was elected
president, Mrs. Paul Gemmell, vice
president, Mrs. Clara Beamer, sec
retary, and Mrs. J. O. Hager, trea
surer, of the Parent Teachers asso
ciation at a meeting of that organ
ization Tuesday afternoon in the
Heppner high school assembly
Mrs. Samuel E. Notson read a
paper, "Basis of Character is Laid
in the Home." This pointed out the
need for correct training of the
child as the best means of devel
oping character. Appointed on a
committee to be in charge of the
summer round-up at which a health
Inspection will be made of pupils
who are to enter school for the first
time next fall, were Mrs. Gay M.
Anderson, chairman, Mrs. Harold
Cohn and Mrs. Lucile Wilson. The
second grade was awarded $5 for
the purchase of library books, for
having the largest number of par
ents attending the meeting.
A program of entertainment pre
ceded the business meeting. First
grade pupils staged a pageant, "In
the Work Shop of Dream3." The
second grade gave a dramatization
of Cinderella. The dance in this
number was directed by Mrs. Ade
lyn O'Shea. Dean Goodman gave
a recitation, "Getting Even." Miss
Kathryn Parker played "Marlowe,"
a piano solo. Dorothy Brookhous
er recited "I'd Rather Be a Boy."
Louise Anderson recited "Little Sis
ter of the Sheik." The American
Legion auxiliary trio, Mrs. W. R.
Poulson, Mrs. Walter Moore and
Mrs. Raymond Ferguson, sang
"Water Lilies," accompanied by
Mrs. C. L. Sweek at the piano. Mrs.
Milton Bower entertained with a
piano solo.
William Wilson Called
By Death Wednesday
Death came to William Wilson at
the family residence in this city at
noon, Wednesday, April 9, when he
passed peacefully to his final rest.
Mr. Wilson had been an invalid for
several years, suffering from an ill
ness that gradually bore him down,
and for several months before the
final summons he had been bed rid
den. Funeral arrangements have been
completed, and services will be held
from the Episcopal church at 10:30
o'clock tomorrow, Friday, morning,
with Rev. B. Stanley Moore in
charge. Interment will follow at
Masonic cemetery.
William Wilson was a native of
Ireland, being born in County Le
trim 77 years ago. He left his na
tive heath with his family in 1908,
coming directly to Morrow county
and settling at Rhea Siding where
his son, Robert Wilson, was at that
time living. The eldest daughter of
the family remained in Ireland.
A short time later, Mr. Wilson and
family moved to Heppner, and for
many years he engaged in running
a rooming house on Main street, in
the course of which business he
made many lasting friends in the
community. He later disposed of
the rooming house and lived a re
tired life at his home in this city.
He was preceded in death by Mrs.
Wilson, June 23, 1928, since which
time he has been tenderly cared for
by members of the family and his
every want in his illness anticipa
ted. Mr. Wilson. is survived by nine
children, the eldest being Mrs. John
Dobson, residing in Ireland; Robert,
of Boardman; Alex and William
George of Heppner; James H. of
Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Jess Dcos of
Willows, Oregon; David A., Mrs. Al
va W. Jones and Mrs. William V,
Crawford of Heppner.
Disease Control Data
Given by County Nurse
An epidemic of measles and
whooping cough has started in Mor
row county, and that the diseases
may be promptly controlled, Miss
Edith Stallard, county nurse, has
made a number of recommenda
tions. At Boardman 13 cases of
whooping cough have been reported.
It is urged that all sick children
remain at home. It is hoped that it
will not be necessary to close any
of the schools, and their closing
can be prevented if only a few
pupils become exposed.
The early symptoms or measles
are cold in head, sneezing, watery
eyes, fever. Blotchy rash appears
about the fourth day. All colds ap
pearing after exposure to a case of
measles should be regarded with
suspicion. Sneezing is very conta
gious before rash appears. The
"cold" of measles should be care
fully guarded.
Early symptoms of whooping
cough are a cough which becomes
spasmodic may cause vomiting.
Many Infants never whoop. Chil
dren who are not immune and have
been exposed to either disease
should be kept at home. Those who
have been exposed and are immune
may continue with their school
work. Where there Is any doubt
about sickness, a physician should
be called to make diagnosis. Miss
Stallard recommends tho use of im
munization serum for whooping
The Woman's B'oreign Missionary
society of the Methodist church will
meet Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock In the church parlors.
Fish Will be Planted in
Willow Creek Soon
By Game Warden.
Establishment of Proposed Stage
Line Seen as Advantage to
Business in Heppner.
Constitution and by-laws for re
organization of the Heppner Com
mercial club were presented by S.
E. Notson, chairman of the commit
tee in charge, at the Lions meeting
Monday noon. The committee's re
port was accepted with fnstructions
to prepare a membership list for
presentation next Monday. The re
port stated that the old commercial
club would affiliate with the new
organization. The membership fee
was set at $1 per year for individual
and $3 per year for firm member
ships. As soon as the membership
list is signed, organization of the
club will be proceeded with.
A communication from R. J.
Kirkwood, secretary of the Oregon
State Game Protective association,
expressed his regret for being un
able to be present at Monday's meet
ing, and-extended the offer to be in
Heppner at a later date. The sec
retary was instructed to invite him
a week from Monday. While here
Mr. Kirkwood will give assistance
in opening up the mouth of Willow
The first and game committee re
ported that Barney Tillotson, game
warden, will be in the county Fri
day or Saturday with a tank load
of seed fish for planting in Willow
creek. Mr. Tillotson will also assist
in organizing the drive for killing
of crows and magpies.
A report from the governor of
Lions International was to the ef
fect that Heppner is leading in its
district in membership gain, and in
a contest being conducted is so far
entitled to the prize of a free trip
of a representative to the national
convention of Lions to be held in
Denver, Colo., in June. The contest
ends May 31. Continued effort will
be made by the local club to hold
its lead, J. W. Hiatt, chairman of
the membership committee, declar
ed. An article from the governor's
bulletin, which gave the Heppner
club's charter night signal recogni
tion, was also read.
That a stage line will soon be
established from the interior coun
try over the Heppner-Spray road
was reported, and hope was express
ed that this project would be sup
ported as being of much value to
local businesses. The Heppner-Spray
road Is now being marked with
signs by a crew in charge of J W.
Meyers, engineer. An additional ef
fort is to be made by the club to
secure more funds for this road this
year in view of the additional $2,
000,000 forest road money to be re
ceived by Oregon through recent ac
tion of congress.
Military Camp Draws
Interest Morrow Boys
That Morrow county will be well
represented at the Citizens Military
Training camp at Vancouver, Wn
this summer is indicated by the
number of boys that have made ap
plication to attend the camp. The
county's quota is set at five, but of
ficers connected with the camp have
declared that they believe the quota
can be increased. For this reason
all boys interested in attending
should sign up immediately if they
are to get an opportunity to attend
Maurice Edmundson of Heppner
has been accepted for the blue
course, and Earl Thomson of Hepp
ner, for the red course. Don G
Mason and Norman Swanson of
lone have sent in applications to
attend the basic camp. Homer
Hayes, Kenneth Lewis and Joe
Swindig, all of Heppner, have made
out applications, but have not un
dergone physical examination. Dale
Hawks, Llewellyn Evans, Kenneth
Warner, Dale Lane, James Valen
tine and Orlo Martin of Lexington
will apply If their parents will give
Rhea Creek Grangers
Stage 3-Act Comedy
The Rhea Creek grange enter
tained the public Friday night with
a three-act comedy, "The Little
Clodhopper," staged at the grange
hall. A dance was given after .the
curtain had dropped on the last act
of the play.
Those In the cast of characters
were: Septimus Green, a young and
"peppy" book agent, Fred Buschke
Ocey Gump, a fresh country prod
uct, Deb Wright; George Chigger-
son. an Innocent little lamb. Walter
Wright; Mrs. Chiggerson-Boggs, his
doting mother, Evangeline Phillips
Miss Julietta Bean, a boarding
house keeper, Margaret Lieuallen
Charmain Carter, who thinks she's
a vamp, Beth Wright; Judy Elliott,
tho little clodhopper, Nellie Wright
Fletcher Walker will deliver his
oration, "Our Constitution," In the
divisional finals of the Oregonlan
oratory contest In Pendleton, Frl
day evening.
Coming Events
Tonight Elks, installation of of
ficers. Friday Willing Workers, East
ern Star, "Deacon Dubbs," school
play, lone.
Saturday Eastern; Star Social
club; Smoker, dance; Ada Wilbanks
benefit dance, Boardman.
Sunday Heppner Rod and Gun
Club telegraphic shoot; Baseball,
Heppner vs. Umatilla Indians.
Monday Lions club, Neighbors of
Tuesday Last day to register for
primary election; Knights of Py
thias district convention; American
Legion auxiliary; Women's Foreign
Missionary Society.
Wednesday Odd Fellows.
Thursday Women's Christian
Temperance union; Royal Arch Ma
Benefit Performance Arranged to
Raise Funds to Send Group
To Contest April 25-6.
"Spring Revue," a benefit concert
to defray the expenses of the local
glee clubs to the Forest Grove Mu
sic tournament, April 25 and 26,
sponsored by Pacific university, will
be presented by the Heppner high
school chorus and glee clubs, Wed
nesday afternoon and evening at
the high school auditorium. The
matinee performance is for the
children. The first part of the pro
gram will consist of numbers to b
sung in the contest. The second
part of the evening program will be
revue of choruses and dances.
Special numbers are to be staged
by Mrs. Harold Cohn's and Mrs.
Adelyn O'Shea's pupils, James T.
Lumley and Charles Henry. Mrs.
W. R. Poulson and Miss Jeanette
Turner will be accompanists.
Admission prices will be 25 cents
in the afternoon and 50 cents in the
Part 1 of the program includes
Our School," chorus; "Tinker's
Song," boys' glee club; "The Argu
ment," girls' quartet; "The North
land," solo, Earl Thomson; "Sleepy
Hollow Tune, mixed chorus; "A
Song of the Sea," boys' quartet;
Nymphs and Shepherds," Miss
Donna Brown; "The Harp of De
light," girls' glee club.
Numbers included in past 2 of
the program are "Soldier's Chorus,"
"The Hiring Fair, "Rendes-Vous,
saxaphone solo, "Japanese Love
Song," a minstrel quartet, Spanish
dance, "Carmena Waltz Song."
The personnel of the chorus is:
sopranos, Donna Brown, Alva Mc-
Duffee, Mary McDuffee, Winifred
Case, Hazel Beamer, Vivian Stout,
Katherine McLaughlin, Lorella
White, Daisy Albee, Jeanette Tur
ner. Altos: Ruth Adkins, Phyllis Jones,
Ella Fell, Blanche Howell, Violet
Hinton, Nancy Cox, Lucille Beymer,
Annie Crump.
Tenors: Duane Brown, Eddie
Kenny, Joe Swindig, Raymond
Clark, Claude Hill, John Franzen,
Earl Bryant, Lee Vinson, Gene
Basses: Fletcher Walker, Earl
Thomson, Billy Cox, Gay Anderson,
Homer Hayes, Gerald Swaggart,
Darrel Harris.
The glee clubs and choruses are
directed by Miss Kate Francis Ede,
musical supervisor of the Heppner
schools. The revue is the last event
to be staged by the high school
during the present school year.-
Knights of Pythias
Convention Tuesday
Representatives of Knights of Py
thias lodges in Morrow and Gilliam
counties will gather In Heppner
next Tuesday evening for their dis
trict convention. Pendleton lodge
will assist in putting on work In the
knight rank.
The date was erroneously given
as April 22 in last week's Gazette
Times. It is expected that the
grand chancellor for the domain of
Oregon will be here for the occa
sion. A supper to be served at 7
o'clock will be a feature of the eve
Whereas, an niuiual custom has
been established in our little city,
of setting aside n day In April
each year whpn the city govern
ment cooperates with the prop
erty owners in removing rubbish,
and generally cleaning up the
Therefore, I hereby proclaim,
Monday, April 21, 1930, Clean-Up
Day, and urge all residents of
Heppner to cooperate to the full
est extent by cleaning up their
promises, putting rubbish In con
tainers and plm'iii! It at the curb
by the morning of said day, when
and where It will be picked up
and hauled away by trucks pro
vided by the city, without charge.
The civic pride of residents Is ap
pealed to In order to eliminate (Ire
hazards and generally beautify
the city through observance of
this day.
W. G. Met ARTY, Mayor.
Strawberry, Heppner and
lone Schools Place
Award Winners.
30 Grade School Pupils Entered
In Written Spelling Bee for
Morrow Championship.
Doris Klinger, seventh grade pu
pil of Strawberry school, for her
school won the silver loving cup
donated by the Heppner Lions club
as first prize in the county spelling
contest held in Heppner Saturday
morning under the auspices of the
Morrow County Declamatory lea
gue. The cup to become permanent
possession of a school must be won
three times.
Cleo Duncan, seventh grade pu
pil, won for Heppner, the second
place banner of purple and gold.
Clifford Yarnell of lone, also a sev
enth grade pupil, took third place
honors, winning for his school an
orange and black banner. The ban
ners, provided by the Morrow coun
ty group of the Oregon State Teach
ers association, become the property
of the school, by winning but once.
30 Enter Contest
When the contest started in the
Heppner high school assembly
room, 30 pupils were engaged in an
effort to correctly spell the words
being pronounced. After 100 words
had been given, papers were col
lected and graded by the judges.
Those making grades of 96 or above
were alowed to continue on In the
contest. Those eliminated were
Frances Rugg and Margaret Lieu
alien, both of Golden West school;
Myrtle Green and Boyd Redding,
Eight Mile Center; Alma Van Win
kle, Social Ridge; Rose Corey, Irri
gon; Dorothy Morgan, Morgan;
Mary Doherty, Lone Tree; Kathleen
Higgins, Willows.
Nine Pupils Drop Out
Nine more contestants dropped
out of the race after the second
hundred words had been given,
those remaining being pupils who
had made grades of 98 or better.
Eliminated! at this time were Hilma
Harju and Margaret Smith of
Boardman; Gerald Cason, Willow
Way; Betty Doherty, Blackhorse;
Howard Bryant, Willow Creek;
Fern Lutrell, Lexington; Robert
Botts, Missouri Ridge; Mary Hig
gins, Willows.
Another nine spellers were elim
inated at the end of the third hun
dred words, for failure to make
grades of 99 or better. Those losing
out at this point were Doris Lam
birth, Alpine; Jennie Swindig,
Heppner; Marian Hale, lone; Owen
Bleakman, Hardman; Donald Gil
bert, Pine City; Lucile Wiggles
worth, Blackhorse; John Healy,
Rhea Creek; Armin Wihlon, Matte
son; Edith Edwards, Lexington.
After this elimination had been
made only the three pupils that
were prize winners remained in the
contest. The 300 words used to
make eliminations up to this point
were from a list of 1000 words which
had been studied by all pupils en
tered in the contest. To decide
the order of placing of these three
pupils remaining 50 words picked
from a sealed list of 200 were given.
Winners Not Perfect
Miss Doris Klinger misspelled the
words chimneys and surpise. Those
proving a stumbling block to Cleo
Duncan, second place winner, were
chilblain, all right, shining, chim
neys and asparagus. Clifford Yar
nell spelled incorrectly, protein,
Multnomah, bathe, decimal, can
nery, carrot, Chevrolet, library and
Judges for the contest were Mrs.
A. T. Hereim, Boardman; Mrs. Ar
thur McAtee, Mrs. C. W. McNamer
and Kenneth Ackley, Heppner; Mrs.
Werner Rietmann and Mrs. Bert
Mason, lone; Mrs. Harry Shriever,
Ball Club Preparing
For Year's Activity
Roy Ohleschlager was elected
manager of Heppner's town baseball
club at a meeting held at the Elks
club rooms Monday night. Ray
Fercuson was named a director. It
was decided that no solicitation of
business houses would be made as
has been the custom in the past
Funds are to be raised by staging
dances. It was decided to partici
pate In the Wheatland league,
Regular practice nights were set
for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and t rl-
days. Ohleschlager declared the
boys who get out and work will
be the ones who will get to piay,
and he expects to put out a good
all-home team. A large representa
tion of players at the meeting de
noted a keen interest of the boys
In getting started.
One of the teachers who has been
signed up for the Heppner school
next year, will be In charge of a
school band, a school orchestra and
a rhythmic band. Students of both
high and grade schools will be al
lowed to take part in the former
two organizations. Tho latter or
ganization will be for pupils of the
' first, second and third grades.
American Legion Post Arranging
Program to be Staged Here
In Honor of War Dead.
Dr. D. V. Poling of Corvallls, who
will deliver the commencement ad
dress for Heppner high school, will
also give the Memorial day address
here, May 30, Charles W Smith,
commander of Heppner post, Am
erican Legion, anounced at the reg
ular meeting of that organization
Monday evening. During the World
war Dr. Poling served as a Y. M.
C. A. secretary. Later he was pas
tor of the Presbyterian church at
Albany. He 1b now director of
KOAC, radio station of Oregon
State college.
Plans and arrangements for other
features for Memorial day were
made at the meeting. Spencer
Crawford was appointed program
chairman. Elbert Cox gave a re
port for the cemetery committee,
relating to the progress that had
been made in plotting the graves in
the local cemetery of veterans of
various wars.
Walter Moore reported the pro
gress made in signing up boys to
go to the Citizens Military Training
camp at Vancouver, Wash., and also
reported that the American Legion
hall had been leased for a period of
three years. Appointed on a com
mittee to investigate the feasibility
of organizing a junior baseball team
were P. M. Gemmell, chairman, and
Marlin Gramse and Loyal Parker.
Walter Moore was named chairman
and Elbert Cox and Earl Gilliam,
members, of a committee to aid the
local census enumerator In getting
a complete and accurate census of
the city.
Albert Williams Answers
Final Summons Saturday
Albert Williams, respected resi
dent of this city for many years,
answered death's call at Heppner
hospital on Saturday evening, April
5, following an Illness pronounced
as sleeping sickness by his physi
cian. Mr. Williams took sick some
eight weeks ago and soon thereafter
was taken to the hospital where he
received treatment and tender nurs
ing through the many days of his
illness, during much of the time
being in a state of unconsciousness.
Funeral srevices were held from
the Methodist church on Monday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Glen P.
White, pastor, officiating, and inter
ment was in Masonic cemetery,
commitment services being in
charge of Willow lodge No. 66, L O.
O. F. of which he was a member.
Albert Williams was born in Il
linois and at the time of his demise
was aged 59 years and 18 days. With
his parents, who were G. W. and
Ruby Williams, he came to Oregon
in 1883, the family settling about
two miles from Ashland. Albert
and his brother Charley came to
Heppner in 1901, and he continued
to reside here for the most part
since that time. He is survived by
his brother Charley of this city and
three brothers who live in Harney
county. During his long residence
at Heppner Mr. Williams was
known as an industrious and up
right citizen.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to the friends and neighbors.
and especially to the brethren of
Willow Lodge No. 66, I. O. O. F., for
their help and sincere sympathy
during the illness and at the burial
of our brother and friend, Albert
Heppner Gun Club May
Have Chance in Shoot
Should a few of the gun clubs
ahead of the Heppner Rod and
Gun club in the percentage stand
ings of the Oregonian telegraphic
trapshoot drop a few events, the
local club may be one of the ten
high teams, and have an opportun
ity to qualify for the shoot that
is to be held in Portland in June.
In the shoot Sunday, Heppner
scoring 74, won from Nestucca Val
ley Gun club 72, and Rogue River
Gun club 73, and lost to Corvallls
Rod and Gun club 75. The event
with the Rogue River club was to
shoot off a tie from the previous
Sunday. The club was scheduled to
shoot against Helix-Juniper also,
but no report has been received so
it is not known whether the shoot
was staged. The club was not men
tioned with those making perfect
scores, so if it did shoot it did no
more than tie the local club.
A group of young people were en
tertained Saturday evening at the
home of Mrs. Owen Leathers at
Hardman. Card playing occupied
part of the evening entertainment,
prizes for high scores going to Miss
Esther Adams and Miss Marie Sail
ing. The consolation prize was won
by Miss Elvira Bleakman. Miss Lois
Adams won first honors in a poet
ry contest. Other guests attending
were the Misses Zetta Bleakman,
Marie Sailing, Delsio Bleakman,
Murl Farrens and Lois Adams.
Carl Hoisington, who for the past
year has been superintendent of the
Irrigon schools, and director of the
4-H club band, has been selected a
member of the Pendleton high
school faculty for next year. He will
organize and direct a band there
and will In addition teach science.
Lane Establishment Will
Safeguard Way for
School Children.
Property Owners to be Ordered
To Repair Sidewalks Which
Are in Poor Condition.
Traffic conditions, dilapidated
walks, and street lights were topics
of discussion at the April meeting
of the city council Monday evening.
A communication was read from a
natural gas company which seeks a
franchise for the laying of gas
mains in the city. Quarterly re
ports of city officers, besides pay
ment of current expense bills was
included in the order of business.
To correct a menace to school
children caused by existing traffic
conditions at the corner of Main
and Baltimore streets, the council
ordered the marking off of a lane
straight across from the Tum-A-Lum
Lumber company corner,
which school children will be asked
to follow, while "slow" signs will
be placed in the center of the block
on either side of the street to warn
motorists of this school zone. The
menace to children has been great
although fortunately none have
been hurt by automobiles speeding
by the intersection, declared W R.
Poulson, superintendent of schools,
who presented the matter to the
council. Mr. Poulson offered the
cooperation of the school in keeping
the children within the pedestrian
zone, if the city would provide the
proper marking. Pedestrian zones
will also be indicated at the inter
section of Main and Willow streets,
where "jay-walking" has proved a
Attention of the city was called to
the dilapidated condition of side
walks in many parts of the city, a
menace to safety of pedestrians.
Steps are to be taken at once to
have property holders put these In
good condition. Discussion was
made also of the inadequacy of the
city's street lighting system, anoth
er threat to pedestrians, and means
that might be used to improve the
situation were talked.
Fire Chief Devin gave a report
of the firemen's school attended in
Portland two weeks ago. It was
the expression of the council that
organization of a fire department
should be perfected, and that the
only way this can successfully be
done Is to pay firemen for their
It is expected that a representa
tive of the gas company asking for
a franchise will meet with the coun
cil later to give its proposition more
fully. Lack of information prevent
ed the council from taking action
on this Monday.
Millard Frank Parker
Funeral Rites Held
Funeral services were conducted
for Millard Frank Parker, at the
Church of Christ, Lexington, at 2
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with
Wallace E. Jones, former pastor of
the church, officiating. Vocal se
lections, "Face to Face" and "Some
Day," were sung by Mrs. Lillian
Turner, Mrs. S. G. McMillan, K. L.
Beach and W. O. Hill. Mrs. W. E.
Bullard of lone sang the solo, "The
Beautiful Garden of Prayer," ac
companied by Miss Helen Falconer
at tie piano. Services were also
conducted by Odd Fellows and Re
bekah lodges of which Mr. Parker
had been a member, r
Mr. Parker died Sunday morning
at the home of W. F. Barnett at
Lexington. He was 50 years, three
months and 28 days of age at his
death, having been born December
8, 1879, in Gold Hill, Jackson coun
ty. He had been ill for, four months,
first suffering with influenza, which
later brought about complications
affecting the heart
He was united in marriage to
Trannie B. Barnett, May 17. 1905. He
is survived by his widow, Mrs. Par
ker, four sisters, Mrs. Ross Frey
and Mrs. Alta Parker of Portland,
Mrs. Orve Brown of Heppner, and
Mrs. Willa Gardner of Pendleton,
and a brother, Charles Parker of
He had been in the employ of W.
F. Barnett and company for many
years and was considered a success
ful salesman. He was well liked In
the community and will be missed
by a host of friends. He united
with the Church of Christ In 1914,
and had been active In church af
fairs since. He had served as sup
erintendent of the Bible school and
as an officer of the church.
To the many friends who were
with us to help; to the lodges, the
church and each and everyone for
the beautiful floral offerings, and
for every word and act of kindness
during our sad bereavement, wo
thank you.
Mrs Millard F. Parker
and family.
Tom Hess is up from Portland,
and after spending a few days In
Heppner will go out to work with
sheep, expecting to be In the high
mountains for the summer season.