Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, May 22, 1930, Image 1

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Volume 47, Number 10.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Nominees for Governor,
Joseph and Bailey, Run
Second Here.
Benge Defeats Bennett In Close
Race on Democratic Ticket
For County Judgship.
George W. Joseph, republican
nominee for governor, and Edward
F. Bailey, democratic nominee for
governor, were of second choice in
Morrow county. Norblad carried the
county with a tally of 299. Joseph
had 255, Corbett 196, Hall 16, Jeff
rey and Bennett 10 each. Wilbur
received a vote of 67 as democratic
candidate for governor. Bailey's
count was 60. Piper was third with
45 and Hough a poor fourth with 9.
Considerable interest was shown
locally in the race for contested
county offices, judge and commis
sioner. Campbell lead the field in
seeking the republican nomination
for judge, winning with 353 to
Bleakman's 290 and McNamer's 159.
The nomination for the judgeship
on the democratic ticket was close
ly contested, Benge winning by a
mere seven votes over Bennett, 97
to 90.
Peck Proves Favorite.
Seeking the republican nomina
tion for county commissioner, Peck
had more than a 2 to 1 lead over his
closest competitor, Devine. The
count was 453 to 224. Owen receiv
ed 76 and Dykstra 24. Sam Turner,
democratic candidate for commis
sioner, unopposed received 152 votes.
Frank Turner, republican received
457 votes for assessor, and Briggs,
republican for treasurer, had a tally
of 658. Wells, democratic candidate
for assessor, was given a poll of
180, while Tamblyn, running on the
same ticket for surveyor, received
130. A few names were written in
for some of the contested and un
contested offices but the number any
one received was not enough to en
danger in any way the lead of his
Williams, who received 421 votes
In Morrow county for republican na
tional committeeman, was first, for
his opponent, Walker, received but
330. For democratic national com
mitteeman, Pierce ran almost a lone
race, for when the vote was counted
he had 144 to 36 for West. Both
Williams and Pierce were elected
to the positions sought by a safe
majority over the state at large.
McNary Receives 702.
McNary, republican candidate for
U S. senator, unopposed, polled 702
in the county, while Butler, running
alone on the same ticket for repre
sentative in congress, second dis
trict, had 622. Watkins, democratic
candidate for U. S. senator, was giv
en a vote of 137.
Campbell won easily over Shep
herd for the republican nomination
for justice of the supreme court, dis
trict 5, the count being 424 to 219.
His lead was proportionate over the
state at large. Coshow, democrat,
unopposed for the same office had a
total in the county of 130. Belt, re
publican unopposed, received 568
votes here for justice of the su
preme court, position 6.
Kiddle, republican, scored 590, as
candidate for senator, 19th district.
Staver, republican, was given 570
for representative, 2nd district.
Scott, democrat, received 132 for the
latter office on his own ticket.
Howard received 623 for superin
tendent of public Instruction and
Gram 693 for commissioner of labor
on the republican ticket.
Precinct Vote Given.
The vote for precinct offices In
North Heppncr precinct was: re
publican county central committee
man, C. L. Sweek 161; justice of the
peace, E. R. Huston 54; constable,
S. P. Devin 39; democratic county
central committeeman, C. B. Cox
34; justice of the peace, E. R. Hus
ton 31; constable, S. P. Devin 4. For
South Heppncr precinct the vote
was: republican county central
committeeman, P. M. Gemmell 90
justice of the peace, E. R. Huston
23: constable. S. P. Devin 20. The
democratic vote was: county cen
tral committeeman, Hanson Hughes
30; justice of the peace, E. R. Hus
ton 29; constable, S. P. Devin 4.
Legion Post Prepares
For Memorial Program
Further plans for the Memorial
day program, at which Dr. u. v.
Poling of Oregon State college will
speak, were made at the American
Legion meeting Monday night. The
firing squad Is practicing regularly
under the leadership of Clarence
Members of the post will meet at
the Legion hall at 7 o'clock Sunday
morning to clean up the cemetery
for Memorial day. The post will
meet at 10:45 Sunday morning to
attend the memorial services at
the Methodist church.
To all who took part in the Lad
les' Minstrels, and helped in making
the entertainment a complete suo
cess, the Ladies auxiliary of the
Episcopal church extends Its
thanks; and to the public as well
for its generous support
Benefits of National
Co-Operative Talked
A representative number of Hepp
ner wool men were brought togeth
er on Tuesday evening to listen to
some discussion of the benefits to
be derived by the Individual wool
men in associating themselves with
the National Woolgrowers Market
ing association. Outside men at the
meeting were J. F. Sears of Yaki
ma, secretary of the Washington
Wool Marketing association, and J.
W. Hoech, vice president of the
First National bank of The Dalles.
The sole purpose of the gathering
was to get further information over
to the local wool men regarding the
operation of the co-operative plan
proposed by the national farm
board act
The workings of the Washington
association were explained quite
thoroughly by Mr. Sears, and Mr.
Hoeck also stated reasons why
sheepmen of The Dalles and Shan
Iko districts had tied up this year
with the Washington association,
signing up to market through that
medium something around 1,000,000
pounds of wool. Mr. Sears also
reported that there would be 600,000
pounds or more go through his
association from the Nyssa district,
and we understand quite a large
portion of the Heppner clip" will
reach the market through this
source. At Lakeview 1,300,000 of
wool is reported as going to market
through the wool marketing asso
ciations of northern California.
J. W. Goode, wool expert repre
senting Draper & Co., has also been
in the Heppner community during
this week and kept busy appraising
the clips of Morrow county produc
ers on which advances may be
made through the office of his com
pany, the designated representatives
of the national marketing associa
tion. The advances amount to 90
per cent of the appraised value of
the wool as made by Mr. Goode.
Funeral Rites Held
For George Lambirth
George William Lambirth, for
whom funeral services were con
ducted at the Echo Methodist
church, May 14, by Rev. Ralph
Hinkle of Pendleton, was born in
Washoe county, near Reno, Nevada.
As a small boy he came with his
parents by wagon to Umatilla coun
ty in 1880. He continued his res
idence in Umatilla county until
nearly five year ago, when he mov
ed with his family to Alpine.
Mr. Lambirth was married to
Pearl B. Beydler May 27, 1911, at
Pendleton. The Lambirth family
lived on a farm near Pendleton un
til residence was taken up at Al
pine. The deceased lived to an age
of 55 years and 11 months. Mr.
Lambirth is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Lambirth, three children, Cela
tha, Doris and Lester, and three
brothers, John Lambirth of Pendle
ton and Lafe and Frank Lambirth
of Home.
Dinner Honors Seniors
Hardman High School
Honoring the graduating class of
Hardman high school, a banquet
was served at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Farrens Friday evening.
Members of the senior class are
Darrel Farrens, Zctta- Bleakman
and William Johnson.
Zetta Bleakman read the class
prophesy. Darrel Farrens gave the
valedictory address. William John
son gave the class will. Presenta
tion of diplomas was by Louise
Torre, principal. After the dinner
the group played games. The eve
ning was brought to a close by the
burning of the "Old Blue Faithful."
Those present were Mrs. is. ti.
Bleakman, Delsie Chapel, Louise
Torre, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Farrens,
Lucille, Darrel and Mildred Far
rens. Elvira and Zetta Bleakman,
Mary Ellen Inskcep and William
Joe Devine and Harry Shriever,
extensive wheatraisers of Lexing
ton, took time off on Sunday and
made a trip over much of the Mor
row county wheat belt. From their
observation they report an exces
sive amount of weeds in the fields,
this being the rule in a majority
of the fields. Mr. Devine states
that wheat Is showing up well ev
erywhere, but owing to the weeds
the yield will be short. This has
been a year when the conditions In
the early development of the grain
were such that it was impossible to
do successful work in destruction
of weeds, and Mr. Devine says that
he feels some better since making
this trip of inspection, as It proved
he was not the only farmer suffer
ing from the weed pest to excess
this season.
Rev. Wallace Smith arrived from
Thorp, Wash., on Tuesday evening
to take Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Notson
to that place on Wednesday for the
commencement program of the
Thorp high school. Edward Notson
their son, is principal of the Thorp
school, located some nine miles out
from Ellensburg, and Mr. Notson
was called to deliver tho address to
the graduates, the closing exercises
of the school being held Wednesday
Another state examination for
seventh and eighth grade pupils
will be held throughout Morrow
county June 6 and 6 for all those
who failed to pass the May examin
ation, and for those who were un
able to take the May examination,
Winners Show Class in
All Departments to
Get Victory.
Blngles of Heppner Aggregation
Scattered, Four Being in First,
Fourth and Eighth.
Wheatland Leag-ns Standing!
Won Lost Pet.
Arlington 5 0 1.000
Condon 3 2 .600
Fossil 3 2 .600
Wasco 2 2 .500
lone 1 4 .200
Heppner 0 4 .000
Lat Snnday'i Beanlts
At Fossil 14. Heppner 0. At lone 0,
Wasco 5. At Condon 3, Arlington 9.
Next Sunday's Games
Heppner at Arlington; Fossil at lone;
Condon at Wasco.
Superior pitching, fielding and
batting by the Fossil nine coupled
with loose fielding and inability to
hit by Heppner enabled the Fossil
baseball team to blank Heppner 14-0
in a game played Sunday on the
Fossil diamond. A feature of the
game was the excellent pitching of
Kuss of Fossil who fanned 10 bat
ters, and had steady support In the
field. Only 29 Heppner batsmen
faced Kuss in the nine innings. Fos
sil clouted the horsehide with regu
larity, making 17 hits, six of which
were doubles. Heppner's four hits
were scattered, one in the first, one
in the fourth and two in the eighth.
Neel Singles to Center.
First up in the first Inning D.
Bleakman fouled out to first. Neel
singled to center and was out trying
to make second. Burns was out sec
ond to first. For Fossil Van Horn
got on on error by short Smith
bunted for a single. Van Horn was
out on a peg from catcher to third.
Schomp was tossed out at first. Kuss
walked, Johnson filed out to third.
Second inning Heppner's three
batters were thrown out on infield
bingles, B. Bleakman, short to first
Thomson third to first and Fergu
son, second to first. Hill of Fossil
reached first when short muffed his
drive. O'Rourke walked. Putnum
poled one to left field for a double.
Luther singled to right, and Hake
pegged to second to put him out on
an attempted steal. Van Horn was
out pitcher to first and Smith, third
to first
One-Two-Three is Order.
Third Inning Hake, Evans and
Lewis fanned. Second fumbled a
drive by Schomp, Fossil's first Back
er, allowing him to reach first Kuss
walked again. Johnson rapped out
a hot double, the ball going just
inside the third base line by Inches.
Hill singled, but was thrown out
shortly at the second sack. O'
Rourke whiffed the breeze. The
side was retired when Putnum was
out pitcher to first
Fourth Inning D. Bleakman filed
out to right field. B. Neel connect
ed for a single to left Burns drove
one to the right of second and he
and Neel were out on a double play,
second to short to first Fossil's
Luther singled to right, and went
second when the fielder fumbled.
Van Horn singled to left Luther
and Van Horn advanced when
Smith sacrificed to be put out by
first baseman, unassisted. Schomp
was out at first. Kuss doubled, scor
ing two players. Johnson filed out to
Heppner Gets On.
Fifth Inning B. Bleakman wait
ed and walked. Pitcher pegged him
out at second. Thomson fanned. A
fielder's choice put Ferguson on
first He was thrown out at sec-
(Continued on Page Eight)
Class to Hear Poling
On Commencement Day
Dr. D. V. Poling of Corvallls, di
rector of radio station KOAC, Ore
gon State college, will deliver the
commencement address for the 1930
graduating class of Heppner high
school numbering 30, at 8 o'clock
next Thursday evening at the high
school auditorium. Dr. Poling serv
ed as secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
at the college during the World war
and since had been pastor of the
First Presbyterian church at Al
bany, until accepting the position
he now holds.
Miss Mary Beamer will play the
"Marche Hongrols," Henri Kowal-
ski, Milton W. Bower, pastor of
the Church of Christ, will give the
Invocation. The high school boys'
glee club will sing "Uncle Rome,"
Homer. The Norton Wlnnard mem
orial cup will be presented to its
winner by Earl Gordon. The high
school chorus will sing "The Kerry
Dance," Molloy. William R. Poul-
son, superintendent of schools, will
present the class of 1930. Presenta
tion of diplomas will be made by
Charles Thomson, chairman of the
school board.
Nine members of the Book Worms
gathered at the home of Mrs. Spcn
cer Crawford last Thursday eve
ning to hear tho discussion of "Ste
phen Escott," by Lewisohn, a study
of marriage from the Jewish stand
point, led by Mrs Arthur McAtce.
The hostess served refreshments of
strawberry shortcake and coffee.
iComing Events
Tonight Elks flag day program
(open to public); Commencement,
Friday Eastern Star; Degree of
Honor, Senior Club.
Saturday Eastern Star Cheer
Club; Dance, Fair Pavilion.
Sunday Memorial Service, Meth
odist Church; Baccalaureate ser
mon, High School Auditorium;
Baseball, Heppner vs. Arlington at
Monday Lions Club; Neighbors
of Woodcraft
Tuesday Degree of Honor; Book
Wednesday Odd Fellows.
Thursday Heppner High School
Seven Receive Diplomas During
High School Commencement
Program on Thursday.
James T. Matthews, professor of
mathematics at Willamette univer
sity, Salem, In delivering the com
mencement address for the Lexing
ton high school graduating class last
Thursday evening in the school aud
itorium, gave a forceful message to
the graduates and those attending,
who packed the auditorium, and the
substance of the talk was put across
in an Interesting manner for it was
spiced with many anecdotes and
humorous stories. The theme of
his talk was Jacob's ladder, al
though no mention of Jacob was
made in handling the subject mat
ter. He declared that education is
worth all the effort it entails. He
told of the young man's dream of
ladder reaching from earth to
heaven, as he first set out in the
world. The ladder is a means to
climb. To get somewhere in life
one must labor. Most events In life
come either from opportunity or
temptation, he said.
No place in life is free from re
sponsibility. Faithful plodding and
fidelity of service are the path to
real success. Service la the key to
happiness. In concluiTVr he urged
the graduates not to start out in life
without having God in their plan.
Members of the class are Miss
Mae Gentry, Miss Helen Valentine,
Miss Mary Slocum, Edward Bur
chell, Wayne McMillan, Freeman
Hill and Vernon Warner.
Miss Helen Falconer played the
processional. The invocation was
given by Rev. Glen P. White, pas
tor of the Heppner Methodist
church. The salutatory address was
given by Edward Burchell. The
school glee club sang "The Four
Leaf Clover" and "Twilight Memor
ies." Misa Mae Gentry gave the
valedictory. Miss Helen Valentine
was heard in piano solo, "Alt Wien.'
Arthur MacGregor sang "The Trum
peter," and an encore number, ac
companied by Mrs. MacGregor at
the piano.
Miss Mary Slocum announced the
1930 class gift to the school, which
was the beautiful blue curtains,
trimmed with gold, that were seen
on the school's auditorium stage for
the first time on commencement
George E. Tucker, principal, pre
sented the graduating class. The
class is the first in the school to
graduate after receiving its eighth
grade instruction under Mrs. Lillian
Turner, the remaining high school
classes, also having received their
eighth grade work from her. Harry
Dinges, chairman of the school
board, awarded the diplomas.
Members of the eighth grade
class, all of whom expect to be grad
uated, were presented to the audi
ence. They were Earl Bundy, Earl
Hawks, Erma Lane, Fay Luttrell,
Randall Martin, Alva Reaney, Jack
McMillan, Delpha Meritt, Vester
Thornburg, Claud Wilcox and Jeff
Certificates of perfect attendance
were given pupils who had not been
absent or tardy during the year.
Those receiving the certificates
were Elwood Hunt and Kenneth
Jackson, first grade; Jeanette
Blakely, second; Harvey Smith,
third; Billy Burchell and Evelyn
Kirk, fourth; Lyle Allen and Ken
neth Palmer, fifth; Edward Hunt
and Rose Thornburg, seventh.
Liberty School Marks
Closing With Festivity
Nearly 30 parents and friends
gathered at the Liberty school Fri
day afternoon to enjoy a fine din
ner, served shortly after noon and
a program put on by the children
under the direction of Miss Velma
Huston, teacher. The program cel
ebrated the final day of the present
school year.
The pupils sang In chorus, "Turn
on the Heat," "Picking Petals Off
Daisies," and "Happy Days." Play
ing piano solos were Norma Beckct
"The Trumpeter," "The Wind," Jun
ior Hosklns and "First Waltz," June
Huston. Florence Becket sang In
vocal solo, "Tiptoe Through the
Tommy Huston recited "The Spot
ted Skunk." Betty Clark entertain
ed with her recitation, "School
Days." June Huston recited "The
Daffodils." The whole school joined
In staging tho play, "Sleeping
Plans to Show Artesian
Water by Fountain
Talked by Lions.
Installation of Meters by City
Water Department Will Tend
To Distribute "Load."
Steps toward reorganization of
the Heppner Commercial club are
expected to be taken next Monday
noon when part of the Lions club
luncheon hour will be given for this
purpose. An invitation is being ex
tended those not Lions, who have
signed the commercial club roll, to
enjoy the fellowship of the Lions
luncheon. Immediately following
a short business session or tne
Lions which will include nomination
of officers, the meeting will be turn
ed over to discussion of the com
mercial club. It is hoped election
of officers and other steps necessary
toward permanent organization will
be taken.
Fountain Plan Discussed.
A lively discussion of the matter
of preserving to view the flow of
water from the city s artesian well
followed President C. L. Sweke's
presentation of the subject on be
half of the city council, who desir
ed an expression of opinion from
Lions as citizens and taxpayers.
From the many expressions given,
all agreed with reservations that it
would be a fine thing to keep the
well's flow visible, to be seen by any
who might so desire. A park in
connection was talked, as well as
several proposals made as to how
the water might be presented to the
public gaze.
Plans for a fountain at an esti
mated cost of something under
$1000, were said by Mr. Sweek to
have been presented the council by
L. R. Stockman, engineer engaged
for the purpose. The council, sens
ing a diversity of opinion on the
matted of proceeding with the pro
ject, sought to find out how people
generally view the matter.
Matter Not Pressing.
The Lions' discussion resulted
more in expressions as to how it
should be done, rather than wheth
er it should be done. A more con
servative idea was given in that the
project was not pressing and that it
might be well to see whether the
flow is going to be maintained be
fore money is expended in beautify
ing it It was also said that the
money might be used to better ad
vantage if applied toward improve
ment of the pipe line, and in bring
ing the water to town. Mr. Sweek
declared there was no call for any
large expenditure of money on the
pipe line. He asserted there was
little doubt but that the pipe line as
it now stands, or with very little
repair, will bring an abundance of
water. With the installation of me
ters the necessity of forcing every
one to irrigate at the same time will
be obviated, and the "load" will be
more evenly distributed through the
day, thus lowering the high "peak
load" of the past
Miss Kate Francis Ede, supervis
or of music in Heppner high school,
sang a vocal solo, being well re
ceived. Oscar R. Otto Dies
Suddenly at Irrigon
Funeral services for the late Os
car K. Utto, resiaeni oi irnguu,
were held this, Thursday, afternoon
from the Christian church In Hepp
ner, Milton W Bower officiating, and
funeral arrangements being in
charge of Case Furniture company,
undertakers. Interment followed in
Masonic cemetery.
Mr. Otto died very suddenly early
Tuesday morning. He had ridden
out from his home a short distance
and was sitting on his horse in con
versation with C. A. Minor, when
seized by a heart attack, and fell to
the ground, expiring instantly.
Word was sent at once to M. L.
Case, coroner at Heppner, who Im
mediately went to the scene and
upon ascertaining the facts, pro
nounced death from natural causes
and decided an inquest unnecessary
On August 26, 1924, Mr. Otto was
united in marriage to Miss Bertha
Minert, niece of Mrs. Anna Natter
of Heppner. They took up their
home at Irrigon where Mr. Otto
had a small tract of land, and had
lived there continuously since. For
a number of years previous to go
ing to Irrigon, Mr. Otto had made
his home at Heppner, engaging In
the music business here. He had
formed many warm friendships
both here and at Irrigon.
He was born April 24, 1873, at
Vcgesack, Sonderhausen, Germany,
and was 57 years of age at his
death. Besides his widow, Mrs.
Bertha Otto, he Is survived by one
brother residing In Germany, and a
sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Otto, and
four children living at Portland.
A picnic was held by Eight Mile
school at the McCorkey ranch on
Rock creek Sunday with 46 parents,
friends and children attending. The
school which is taught by Miss Al-
cna Redding, closed Wednesday afternoon.
Lady Minstrels Play
Before Packed House
Two hours of humorous and de
lightful entertainment was provid
ed for the packed house that wit
nessed the program of the Lady
Minstrels Tuesday evening at the
high school auditorium under the
auspices of the Episcopal auxiliary.
Musical and speaking numbers fea
tured the first act with leading cit
izens being the victims of jokes
pulled by the minstrels. A favorite
pastime was that of the audience
trying to figure out the identity of
the performers.
In the second act the Cohn and
O'Shea dancing classes entertained.
The baby class enacted nursery
rhymes, the juniors "Cherry Blos
som Time," and the senior class
staged the "Black Tappers' Review."
Mere man had little part in the
program, but the four that appear
ed in quartet were given hearty ap
plause with their comic number.
Frank Harrington, Henry Ford's
fiddler, pleased with a group of old
time dance numbers.
Poppies Will be Sold
To Aid War Veterans
Arrangements of the poppy sale
was the main order of business at
the American Legion auxiliary
meeting Tuesday evening. The pop
pies are made by non-compensated
disabled ex-service men with fam
ilies, who receive one cent for each
one made. With the exception of
contributions to the national hospit
al and child welfare funds, every
penny earned by the poppy sale In
Oregon is used for hospital and
child welfare work in this state.
Mrs. Floyd Adams has been ap
pointed chairman of the poppy com
mittee succeeding Mrs. Marlin
Gramse. Mrs. Alva Jones, Mrs. J.
G. Barratt and Mrs. Raymond Fer
guson will conduct the sale Satur
day. The Camp Fire Girls will aid
with the work Wednesday and
Thursday, while Mrs. C. B. Cox and
Mrs. Spencer Crawford will handle
the sales on Memorial day.
The unit will award the essay
medal at the Heppner high school
commencement program. Mrs. W.
E. Moore, Mrs. Paul Gemmell and
Mrs. Earl Gilliam have been named
on the nominating committee to
select nominees for unit offices for
the coming year.
Clinic Arranged for
Pre-School Children
Physical examination of children
who will enter the Heppner school
as first graders next fall will be
made by local physicians during
the first week in June in the sum
mer round-up of the Heppner Par
ent Teachers association, according
to announcement of William R.
Poulson, president-elect
The local organization in conduct
ing the round-up is falling in line
with the national "Getting Ready
for School" campaign, the object
of which is to send to school in the
entering grade a class of 100 per
cent free from remedial defects, In
order that the child may do the best
scholastic work. Many cases of poor
school work are traceable to physi
cal rather than mental defects of
the child so it falls as an obligation
on the parents to have their chil
dren examined during the round-up
Chautauqua Requires
Amounts Now Pledged
Those who have made pledges for
the 1930 Chautauqua will be visited
by the soliciting committee begin
ning June 1, but in order to aid in
the work those who have made
pledges are asked to either send
them to the committee immediately
or to have them ready when the
solicitors call. The funds must be
turned in not later than June 8.
Appointed on committees to aid
in the work of staging the Chautau
qua are: grounds, Albert Adklns,
chairman, Frank Turner, George
Bleakman; advertising, Jasper
Crawford, chairman, Kenneth Ack
ley; property, Mrs. Neva Cochell,
chairman, Harry Quackenbush;
ticket, Earl Gordon, chairman; soli
citing, Mrs. Ray Oviatt, chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Devin were
agreeably surprised Sunday after
noon when their children and grand
children called, bringing with them
the requisites for a fine dinner, en
joyed in celebration of Mr. and Mrs.
Devin's 30th wedding anniversary.
Those who gathered at the Devin
home for tho surprise party were
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Clouston and
daughter Alma Louise of Pendle
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Heydn of
Stanfleld, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Par
ker and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Devin
and son.
An Invitation has been extended
the public to attend the field day
and picnic sponsored by the Wil
lows grange, Sunday, June 1, be
ginning at 10 o'clock in the morn
ing at the Hynd brothers ranch two
miles north of Cecil. Various farms
are to be visited and machinery
demonstrations viewed. A picnic
lunch will be served at 12:30.
Guy L. Drill, pastor of the Church
of Christ, Pendleton, will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon for the
Heppner high school graduating
class at the school auditorium bun-
day evening. Rev. Glen White will
give the Invocation and Rev. B.
Stanley Moore, the benediction. The
high .school glee clubs will provide
special muslo for the occasion.
Signing Ordinance Passes
First, Second Readings
Before City Body.
New Entrance to City for Road
And Stock Driveway from
Heppner Flat Sought
Two ordinances, one authorizing
the purchase, installation and con
trol of water meters, and the other
putting into effect the signing of
streets and numbering of houses,
passed first and second readings be
fore the city council at Its mid
month meeting Monday evening.
The ordinances will come up for
third reading and final passage on
Monday, June 2, when the council
meets again in regular session. An
emergency clause is included in the
meter law to speed its progress.
Two meter salesmen displayed
their wares at the meeting. The
council will not be in posistion to
enter into any contracts in this re
gard until after the ordinance is
passed. Its adoption seems assur
ed, however, and it Is expected the
meter installation will then be pro
ceeded with as rapidly as possible.
Water Coming Soon.
That the new water may be in
Heppner ere another week passes, is
the present expectation. The council
authorized W. E. Pruyn, water su
pervisor, to connect up the well flow
with the pipe line immediately, the
pipe being already in the ground
for the purpose. Before the new
water is turned into the system,
however, Mr. Pruyn expects to have
the reservoir and city mains drain
ed and cleaned.
The water supervisor expects the
work preparatory to bringing the
water to consume three days' time.
Residents will suffer a little incon
venience in this time, he said, es
pecially as Irrigation will be stop
ped. Rains have alleviated this
want to a great extent, and it is
thought the coming of the water
will completely make-up for any up
sets in the service from making the
The council was not prepared to
take action on the proposed foun
tain to preserve the well's flow to
view. This matter Is expected to be
taken up later.
Driveway Sought.
Steps will be taken immediately
to obtain a right of way for a road
and stock driveway through the
William LeTrace and F. S. Parker
property on the north edge of town.
W. W. Smead, Charles B. Cox and
Charles Thomson, acting on a com
mittee with Mayor W. G. McCarty
to interview the owners, reported
the cost of the right of way at ap
proximately $300. The new route
will divert the lower Heppner flat
road from Its present course around
the rocky point where it comes Into
Morgan street Estimates are that
the new route can be put through
for little more than it would cost
to make a standard grade over the
present road site, hence little money
will be spent on the road in its pre
sent location. A survey of the right
of way will be proceeded with im
A communication from the state
board of health was read, asking
what the city is doing towards elim
inating pollution of Willow creek,
and the installation of a sewerage
system that would bring sewerage
being turned into the creek, Into a
plant for treatment The council
authorized reply that a survey is
being made of the situation and
such steps taken as are possible at
the present time.
The proposed water meter ordin
ance is as follows:
An Ordinance providing for water
meters for the City of Heppner,
Oregon, authorizing the purchase
and installation thereof, and de
claring an emergency.
The People of the City of Heppner
do ordain as follows:
Section 1. That all water supplied
by the City of Heppner, Oregon, to
its residents or the users of such
water shall be metered and the wa
ter meters for such purpose shall
be furnished and Installed by said
City at the residences and other
places where such water is to be
Section 2. That for the purpose of
supplying water to the users there
of, the City of Heppner is hereby
authorized to purchase and Install
such number of water meters as
shall be required, and the cost there
of and Installing the same, shall
be paid out of the water revenues
now on hand and not otherwise ap
propriated. Section 3. It is hereby adjudged
and declared that existing condi
tions are such that this Ordinance
Is necessary for the immediate pre
servation of the public peace, health
and safety of said City and the res
idents thereof, and owing to the ur
gent necessity of preserving the wa
ter supply of said City, an emer
gency is hereby declared to exist
and this Ordinance shall take effect
and bs in full force from and after
its passage by the Council and ap
proval by tho Mayor.