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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THUR SDAY, APRIL 24, 1930.
Ranger Compiles Data
Showing Extent and
Use of Preserves.
By F. H. WEHMEYER.
The Heppner district was created
in 1906 as the Heppner Forest re
serve. In 1908 it was included as
part of the Umatilla forest and was
divided into three ranger districts.
Since, it has undergone several ad
ministrative changes until today it
is just one large ranger district with
headquarters at Heppner.
It contains 290,432 acres, 200,000
or which is timber land, containing
at a rough estimate a billion feet of
accessible timber with a potential
value of one to one and a half mil
lion dollars in stumpage. The open
land is about equally divided into
high upland meadows and the open
bunchgrass slopes facing the John
Day river. The whole area is only
a little less than half the size of
our smallest state. It is 168 miles
around the boundary.
In addition to this there are 8,000
acres of isolated and scattered
tracts of national forest land sur
rounding the district but outside
the boundary. The land divided by
counties gives Morrow 121,960 acres,
Grant 66,240 acres, Umatilla 24,000
acres and Wheeler 78,232 acres.
The principal value of the district
at the present time is in the grazing
resources. Under permit last sea
son were 1690 cattle and horses on
four allotments and 28,526 sheep on
24 allotments. This does not include
lambs or calves under six months
of age at the time they enter the
allotments as this class of stock
enter free of charge.
The value of this stock could be
figured conservatively at one half
million dollars, commensurate
ranch and farm property at least
one and a half million dollars, thus
we find that local folks have an in
vestment of two million or more
dollars that hinges in its success on
the grazing resources of the Hepp
ner district, as all this stock is de
pendent for summer forage on the
The personnel of the district con
sists of one year long ranger, an
assistant for seven months period,
three lookouts hired for a 90-day
period during time of high fire haz
ard, and four patrolmen hired for
a period of four and three-quarters
months each year.
Some idea of the work may be
had by stating that there is an aver
age of 24 fires a year. There are 15
special uses for pasture, summer
homes, etc., 130 miles of telephone
line to maintain, 50 miles of trail,
250 miles of motor way, 80 miles of
roads, 50 miles of drift fences, 20
miles of pasture fence, 100 miles of
sheep driveway to patrol and main
tain, 28 stock allotments to inspect
and supervise, 50 small sales for
timber to farmers and others for
winter fuel, 50 free uses granted for
dead timber for personal use of res
idents. In addition there are ap
proximately 160,000 head of sheep
crossing both spring and fall, this
exclusive of lambs, or the sheep
grazed on established allotments
within the district.
These sheep have ranges else
where, some going to the Malheur,
Wallowa and Whitman forests but
mostly those going to private rang
es outside the forests. The sheep
are all counted through at corrals
located at Long prairie. Tapper and
Arbuckle and then escorted through
on the driveways by patrolmen.
Some 1500 to 2000 head of cattle are
crossed annually, coming from the
John Day ranches to railroad trans
portation here at Heppner.
In addition to the above there is
much improvement work, not only
in maintaining what has already
been done but also each year sees
a step "ahead in road, trail, admin
istration, protection and range con
Probably the most important
work is the selection and training
of the short term men to fill the
positions they hold as the success
of both administration and protec
tion of the forest resources depends
largely on their ability to redeem
the responsibilities of their jobs.
There is much other work but it
is too miscellaneous and manifold
to enumerate, except that consid-
i crable time (a taken in repair and
upkeep of tools and equipment and
supplying and equipping of men at
MRS. A. T. HEREIM, Correspondent
Miss Blanche Imus was a week
end guest at the O. B. Olson home.
She is teaching near Kennewick
Clyde Carrick of Vernonia spent
the week end with his wife and chil
dren who are at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wil
banks. Ed Carrick, his father, of
Granger, Wash., spent the week at
the Wilbanks' home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Graves and
baby visited Saturday and Sunday
at the Ward Graves home.
Friends were pleased to see Mrs.
John Brice who visited here a few
days last week. She was a house
guest at the Myers home and also
visited at Weston's.
A number of farmers are getting
baby chix. Westons, Broyles, and
Rutherfords are among them.
George Brown's, who live on the
Earl Cramer place, had some hard
luck with their chix. They pur
chased 200 and one night the fire
in the brooder stove went out and
the chix died, until at last reports
they had but 80 left.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hale who have
been living on the Calkins place
for which they traded .last year
have traded it for a ranch in Tilla
mook county near Blain, and left
Tuesday for their new home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Slanger and
family are the newcomers on the
Hale place. Mr. Slanger is ill with
tuberculosis and a change of cli
mate was advised. They came up
Tuesday. A large truck brought
their goods up and took Hale's
Mr. and Mrs. Stout, Mr. Wilkins
and Mr. and Mrs. Souders were giv
en the first degree work in the
Grange at the meeting Saturday
night Lunch was served by Mes
dames Faler, Ray Brown and Brice
Mrs. Paul M. Smith has been ill
with another siege of flu.
Eino Groop and Eino Forsty stop
ped for a visit at the Chas. Hango
home on their way home to South
Dakota after a year spent at Hood
The Western Union baseball team
met a Boardman team of local boys
Sunday with a 6-8 game in Board
The Western Union Telegraph
company is replacing a great many
polos and have a crew of 16 men
The electric power lines stretching across
the country are veritable life lines for every
one who lives along their paths.
They brighten the evenings, they life loads,
they irrigate thirsty lands. They do innumer
able tasks which add minutes to your hours,
and give you more time for accomplishment,
more time for leisure.
That this be possible our company has been
steadily working, year in and year out, to
make electric service increasingly available by
enlarging facilities, extending lines and mod
Every year we attract large sums of new
capital and expend the money for the upbuild
ing of the communities we serve.
Electricity is cheap Let these life
lines help you
Pacific Power and
"Always at your Service"
who are living in the outfit cars on
the siding at Boardman.
Mike Healey and family of Rhea
creek have moved to the Mike Mar
shall ranch. The Marshalls have
moved out to Six Mile.
R. C. Mitchell has been quite ill
with a siege of flu. He was under
the weather for about three weeks.
P. T. A. met Friday night with a
good attendance. The following
program was given: reading, Helen
Mead; songs, 7th and 8th grades;
recitation, Wanda Shane; harmon
ica selection, Marvin Ransier. Two
dance numbers were given by the
7th and 8th grade girls. The Har
monica band played two numbers.
The grown-ups then adjourned to
the high school assembly room
where Miss Henry and Mrs. Mes
senger handled the book review in
a very capable and interesting man
ner. The report of the benefit dance
was given. A total of $88.46 was
raised with most of. this clear, there
being two small outstanding bills.
Plans are being made for a health
day program May 2, with a program
committee consisting of Mesdames
Marschat, Titus, Hereim, Mead and
Russell to arrange a program. An
exhibit of school work of all grades
will be given preceding the pro
Mrs. King, Mrs. Mitcht ll and Mrs.
George Wicklander were appointed
to work with the county nurse in
reporting cases and in making a
health survey of child.-t-n of pre
school age who are to c-Mer school
After business was completed the
crowd adjourned to the cafeteria
where Mr. King, Mr. R.'inville and
Mr. Fortier proved themselves roy
al hosts and served doughnuts and
Aid met Wednesday at the church
with Mrs. W. O. King, the new pres
ident, in charge. New chairmen
were appointed as follows: Mrs.
Messenger, social; Mrs. D W. Mil
ler, missionary; Mrs. C. G. Blayden,
calling, and Mrs. Nate ATacomber,
work. Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Allen
served tea and wafers.
Shirley and Mary Madolle Say of
Portland came up Wedntt:day for a
few days visit with their grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Porter.
On Saturday, Mr. and Mis. Harold
Say came up and spent Easter with
their parents. All left for their
Portland home on Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Niokerson
and family of Pendleton were vis
itors Sunday at the Nethercott and
Grandfather Nickerson home. Wil
lard Nickerson was also here. Chas.
Nickerson, who has been working
at Condon, was over and took back
a load of hay for Sid Seale.
Mrs. Royal Rands and Donna
Jane visited several days in Walla
Supt. L. E. Marschat motored to
Portland and Salem on business,
going down Thursday and return
Mrs. H. E. Waite spent several
days in Troutdale last week.
Mrs. Marschat and Mrs. Titus
shopped in Pendleton Saturday, re
turning Sunday morning.
Mrs. Nels Kristensen and Anna
Elizabeth came home Sunday from
a five weeks visit with a sister in
Cheyenne, Wyo. She went to be
with her sister who was grief strick
en over the loss of a daughter and
while there her sister's husband
died suddenly of a heart attack, so
she remained longer than she had
at first planned.
Johnsons motored to The Dalles
Death came as a release from suf
fering to W. A. Murchie, Sunday at
4 p. m., at his home in The Dalles.
He had been ill for many years.
Funeral services were held Tues
day at 10 a. m. at The Dalles. W. A.
Price of Boardman motored down.
Mr. Murchie had spent much of his
time in Boardman. His widow and
a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Ballenger, a
brother, Harry Murchie, survive.
Buck Daniels and family have
moved to Meacham where Mr. Dan
iels will work on the highway. They
have been living in Mrs. Sherman's
house the past winter.
No school will be held Friday be
cause of teachers' institute at lone.
Mrs. Glen Hadley arranged a love
ly Easter party for her son Stanton
Sunday afternoon. An Easter egg
hunt was a feature of the afternoon,
followed by a fine lunch.
FORESTS GRAZE STOCK.
A total of 937,216 head of live
stock grazed during 1929 on the 22
national forests of Oregon and
Washington, according to the an
nual report just isued by C. J. Buck,
district forester, at Portland.
STATE EVENTS AT O. S. C.
Three high school events will atr
tract more than 500 delegates to the
Oregon State college campus this
week end. These are the state typ
ing contest finals, April 26; the state
extempore speaking and interpreta
tion finals, April 24 and 25; and the
annual Smith-Hughes agricultural
conference, April 24-26.
BAND TO FLAT.
The Irrigon 4-H club band will be
included on the program of the
Morrow County Teachen institute
In lone, Friday, April 25.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE DIS
TRICT OF OREGON.
In the matter of B. P. Stone. Bankrupt
IS BANKRUPTCY. Ho. B-14768.
To the creditors of B. P. Stone of Hepp
ner, county of Morrow, district afore
Notice is hereby given that on the
17th day of April. 1930, the said B. P.
Stone was duly adjudicated a bankrupt
and that the first meeting of his credi
tors will be held in the office of the
undersigned, referee in bankruptcy of
the above entitled court In Pendleton.
Oregon, at ten o'clock in the forenoon
of the 8th day of May. 1930; at which
time and place the said creditors may
(and the said bankrupt MUST) attend,
prove their claims, appoint a trustee,
examine the bankrupt and transact such
other business as may properly be
brought before said meeting.
Done and dated at Pendleton, Oregon,
this the twenty-second day of April, A.
C. K. CRANSTON,
Referee In Bankruptcy.
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