09. r 3 0:.' !:i iTC" I C " L SOCIETY P U BL I C A - - I TO : I " teette Volume 47, Number 43. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 1931. Subscription $2.00 a Year CITY REGIME OFF E Goodman Seated as Only New Councilman ; Mayor Reappoints Two. YEAR REPORTS MADE Largest Expense Comes for City's New Artesian Water; May Assist In Removing Rock Bluffs. But one change in the personnel of the city government, resulting from the November election, took effect with the initial council meet ing of the year Monday evening. Dean T. Goodman was seated as councilman to succeed C- L. Sweek. Continuation of W. G. McCarty as mayor resulted in the reappoint ment of S. P. Devin as chief of police and Are chief, and Dr. A. D. McMurdo, city health officer. W. C. Cox and Jeff Jones qualified as councilmen to succeed themselves. Former councilmen expressed gratification for the results obtain ed the largest item of expenditure, year, chief of which are the city's artesian water supply and improve ment of the pipe line to bring it to town. The water department claim ed th elargest item of expenditure, including amount spent for these improvements, a total of $20,976.05, as shown by the annual report of the city treasurer. The treasurer's annual report, in full, follows: Treasurer's Report Given. Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1930 General Fund $ 4,643.69 Water Fund 2,374.34 Total Received from- Watermaster Sinking Fund $ 7,018.03 ..$14,672.75 .. 12,200.00 General Fund 3,000.00 First National Bank (over paid check) .60 Check drawn short .10 Taxes 9,377.64 Fines 302.50 Licenses 260.00 Dog Tax 212.50 Road Tax 2,656.98 Total amt. received $42,683.07 Grand Total $49,701.10 Disbursements General fund warrants paid $ 7,788.48 Water fund warrants paid 20,976.05 Water Bonds, No's. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26 6,000.00 Interest on water bonds to Nov. 1, 1930 4,400.00 Interest on funding bonds to Nov. 1, 1930 900.00 Exchange on drafts 5.80 Withdrew and deposited to water fund 3,000.00 Total ..$43,070.00 Less check for warrant No. 1375, not cashed 10.00 Total disbursements ....$43,060.33 Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 1931 .' $ 6,640.77 Total Sinking Fund, Jan. 1, 1930 $15,590.11 Interest received during year 561.80 Total ,.$16,151.91 Withdrew during year $12,200.00 Total Sinking Fund, Jan. 1, 1931 $ 3,951.91 Seven Fires In Year. Annual report of the chief of po lice showed 20 arrests made during the year, $302.50 collected from fines, and days served in county jail in default of paying fines, 10. He col lected $212.50 for dog taxes. "Street work consisted mainly of mainten ance work except the removing of rock point on K street," the report read. Seven fires were reported for the year with amount of loss esti mated at $1250, mostly covered by insurance. Fire equipment reported on hand consists of one truck with chemicals and 1000 feet of hose, four hand carts carrying 1200 feet of hose, and about 400 feet of old hose set apart for use at Rodeo field. A petition of property holders In the vicinity for placing a street light on the corner of Gilmore and Cannon streets was read and left in the hands of the streets and public property committee for further in vestigation. Road Work Discussed. A proposition was made the coun cil to participate in removing bluffs along the highway near the school house on the Oregon-Washington highway, the state to furnish labor and the county to aupply compres sor If the city will provide powder for blowing the rock. On discus sion it was agreed that members of the council would meet with the county court yesterday to go fur ther Into the matter. The project was taken up by the state and county as a part of the emergency road program to help relieve the unemployment situation. Mayor and councilmen agreed that the work is much needed. By request of W. E. Pruyn, water- master, Mayor McCarty appointed Councilmen Aderson, Jones and Goodman on a committee to help check water meter readings for the purpose of determining rates to be WITH LIHLE CHAMB "Gypsy Cooking Club" Starts Work for Year The girls 4-H club in Cookery I met last Friday with their leader, Miss Jessie Palmiter. The follow ing were elected officers: Ilene Kil kenny, president; Pauline Piercey, vice-president; Mary Adkins, secre tary. Several names were suggested for the club. The one chosen was "The Gypsy Cooking Club," using as their motto "Telling fortunes with foods." The girls are beginning their first lesson on how to make plain toast and several varieties and will con tinue through an organized unit un til they can plan and cook a whole breakfast. . The second meeting of the club will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 3:00 p. m., in the home economics room. A demonstration will be giv en by Dora Bailey and Harriet Ha ger on the way to make toast, show ing each step and also explaining the food value of toast in the diet WOOLMEN'S WIVES START FIRST UNIT Mrs. Garnet Barratt Chosen Head; Mrs. Mahoney, State President, Tells Purpose of Auxiliary. Heppner Women's auxiliary No. 1 of the Oregon State Wool Growers association, was organized at the home of Mrs. W. P. Mahoney Fri day afternoon. Mrs. Mahoney is president of the state women's aux iliary of the woolgrowers' associa tion. Mrs. Garnet Barratt was elect ed president of the local unit, Mrs. Harold Cohn. vice president, and Mrs. R. A. Thompson, secretary- treasurer. Charter members include Mrs. Harold Cohn, Mrs. W. H. Cleveland, Mrs. Margaret Farley, Mrs. Pat Healey, Mrs. Henrietta Cohn, Mrs. Garnet Barratt, Mrs. Peter Slevin, Mrs. R. A. Thompson, Mrs. W. P. Mahoney, Mrs. R. I. Thompson, Mrs. Jerome O'Connor, Mrs. J. W. Beymer, Mrs. Archie Ball, Mrs. Jack Hynd, Mrs. John Kenny, Mrs. John Kilkenny, Mrs. Frank Monahan, Mrs. Fred Lucas, Mrs. Frank Wil kinson, Mrs. J. J. Wlghtman, Mrs. E. E. Clark, Mrs. T. J. O'Brien, Mrs. Mike Kenny, Mrs. William LeTrace, Mrs. Frank S. Parker, Mrs. Orin Wright and Miss Bess Huddleston. The purpose of the organization as outlined by Mrs. Mahoney at the meeting is to assist the woolgrow ers, and the wool industry in every way possible. At the present time, Mrs. Mahoney pointed out, the state auxiliary has undertaken a cam paign to stimulate the consumption of lamb. It is her program as presi dent to organize as many of the wives of woolgrowers and other wo men interested in the wool industry as possible in local units similar to the one formed in Heppner. Charles W. Smith, county agent, gave a talk at the meeting on "Why we should organize, advertise, eat more lamb, wear more woolen clothes." The motif of the meeting was thoroughly carried out in the serving of refreshments, consisting of bread and butter sandwiches, roast lamburger and mint jelly, and coffee. Regular meeting dates were set for the first Friday in each month. Mrs. Mahoney left the first of the week for Baker to assist in organ izing a similar unit AUXILIARY ORGANIZED. Mrs. W. P. Mahoney returned this morning from a visit to Baker and Pendleton in her capacity as presi dent of the Womens Auxiliary of the Oregon Wool Growers' associa tion. At the former city she organ ized Auxiliary N. 2, and reports that a splendid board of officers was chosen and the new organization is expected to develop into one of the strongest in the state. At Pendle ton arrangements were completed for getting Auxiliary No. 3 under way, and at a meeting to be held shortly the third organization will be started. Heppner starts off with the initial Auxiliary and a charter membership of 30, and Mrs. Ma honey expects that many more sim ilar organizations will be under way in due course of time, having for their object the boosting of the wool and mutton game, and aiding the state woolgrowers' association in every legitimate way possible. OFFICERS INSTALLED. Doric lodge No. 20, Knights of Pythias, installed olilcers at regular meeting last Tuesday evening in I. O. O. F. hall. Jasper Crawford, dep uty grand chancellor for the lodge, installed officers as follows: R. H. Quackenbush, C. C; Gustav Jones, V. C; Chas. Thomson, P.; Emil Grotkopp, M. of W.; J. W. Hiatt, M. of E.; W. W. Smcad, M. of F.; Jas per V. Crawford, K. R. S.; Miles Mulligan, M. at A.; C. W. Barr, I O.; J. O. Peterson, O. G.; R. C. Wlghtman, trustee. EXAMS PROGRESS. Mid-term examinations have been under way in the Heppner schools this week, and W. R. Poulson, su perintendent announces grade cards for the term will be out Friday. The new semester's work will start Mon day. With the reconvening of school last Monday after the holi days, Mr. Poulson reported the full teaching staff on the job, and ev erything under full steam. employed when the meters are put Into use for collection purposes. The council has in mind setting the new rates at a point where approximate ly the same amount of revenue will be obtained as In the past. 150 A1TEND I.O.O.F. JOINT CEREMONIES Visitors Present Represent Lodges From Many Parts; Big Tur key Banquet Is Feature. Joint installation of officers for Heppner lodges Odd Fellows and Rebekahs last evening was featured by a turkey banquet at 6:30, at which 150 people were served. Many visitors from the outside were pres ent, including one each from Teni no, Wash., Weiser, Ida., Junction City, Silverton, Cathlamet, Wash., Pennsylvania, Orchard, Wash., and Gaston, Ore., three from Condon, 39 from lone, 7 from Lexington, 6 from Hardman, 10 from Echo and two from Morgan. Entertainment fea tures included two piano solos by Mrs. W. R. Poulson, and a recita tion by little. Miss Katherine Thompson. Old time dancing was enjoyed at the close of the evening. Grand marshals for the installa tion were D. O. Justus and Char lotte Gordon, grand master and president, John Wlghtman and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee. Other grand officers Mrs. R. L. Benge, Mrs. B. G. Sigs- bee, Mrs. John Wlghtman, Mrs. Hanson Hughes, George McDuffee, William Clark, Ralph Benge and Lee Howell. San Souci Rebekah lodge 33 offi cers installed are Mrs. Daisy Shive ly, N. G.; Mrs. Margaret Phelps, V. G.; Mrs. Lillian Turner, sec; Mrs. Opal Ayers, treas.; Margaret Smith, P. G.; Mrs. Charlotte Gordon, war den; Mrs. Lester Doolittle, conduct or; Ruby Corrigall, I. G.; Mrs. Olive Frye, O. G.; Mrs. A. J. Chaffee, R. S. N. G.; Mrs. R. L. Benge, L. S. N. G.; Mrs. Alice Rasmus, R. S. V. G.; Mrs. Etta Parker, L. S. V. G.; Mrs. W. T. Campbell, chaplain. Willow lodge 66, I. O. O. F. offi cers installed are Roy E. Brown, N. G.; R. C. Phelps, V. G.; Emmett Ayers, Sec; Albert Adkins, Treas.; A. J. Chaffee, warden; Adam Knob lock, conductor; Sherman Shaw, I. G.; Ernest Hunt, O. G.; Jeff Jones, R. S. N. G.; W. E. Mikesell, L. S. N. G.; Lester Rasmussen, R. S. V. G.; Frank E. Parker, L. S. V G.; Oscar Davis, R. S. S.; W. B. Tucker, L. S. S,; J. L. Yeager, chaplain. Mrs. Wm. Baird Long Resident of This City Mrs. Joseph William Baird, long a resident of Heppner, died at her home just south of town on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 o'clock follwing a short illness. She took sick Sat urday night and failed to rally from the sudden attack. Mrs. Board had been a semi-invalid for a good many years, and much of the time was unable to leave her home, be ing one of Heppner's shut-ins, Dur ing all of this illness, however, she was always pleasant and cheerful, and uncomplaining, ever ready to enjoy the visits of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2:00 p. m., on Tuesday, Rev. Glenn P. White, pas tor of the Methodist church, officiat ing, and interment followed in Ma sonic cemetery, all arrangements being in charge of Case Mortuary. Lucy Clanton Baird was born in Misouri, Sept. 20th, 1855, and de parted this life January t4h, 1931, aged 75 years. 3 months and 14 days. She crossed the plains with her par ents when six years of age. She came to Heppner in early woman hood, and in August, 1901, was unit ed in marriage to Joseph William Baird. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, two sisters and two brothers. She had been a mem ber of the Christian church in Heppner for the past 35 years. SEE HISTORICAL PAGEANT. While in Portland the past week, attending the meeting of the Oregon State Teachers' association, Mrs. Frank Turner and Mrs. Lucy Rod gers were guests of the Oregon His torical society, which staged a pag eant in the auditorium picturing the Oregon Trail scene as the pion eers were encamped on the banks of the Sweetwater in Wyoming. Many quaint costumes and pieces of furnishings were in evidence. Cap tain Applegate of southern Oregon, who is now 84 years of age, was one of the speakers of the evening. Beautiful music was featured and everyone was accorded a hearty welcome. THUMB BLOWN OFF. Through some unaccountable way Everett McDowell become the vic tim of a gun accident on Saturday, when he was about a mile from home hunting squirrels. An explo sion of the gun tore the thumb off his left hand and It was necessary to have about 30 stitches to close the wound. McDowell makes his home with the Frank Hamilton family in the north end of town, HEALTH MEETING CALLED. Miss Grace Holmes, editor of "Health First," magazine of the Oregon Tuberculosis association, will be the principal speaker at a meeting of the Morrow County Pub lic Health asosclation, called by Geo. McDuffee, president, to be held at the Episcopal parish house In Hepp ner at 2 o clock Saturday afternoon. Attendance of all Interested in the work is urged. VV. R. C. TO INSTALL, The Women's Relief corps of Heppner will install oillcers at the regular meeting next Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock In Legion hall. uOuMILlSPEi 1,900 FDR ROADS Bleakman Urges Work be Pushed Rapidly; Many Arteries Get Help. WHEAT IS DISCUSSED Grading System Explained to Lions By H. M. Bull; J. O. Turner Views Future of Industry. An insight into the wheat situa tion from local angles was given Lions Monday, with an explanation of wheat grades by Hollis M. Bull and citing of future prospects for the wheat price by Jesse O. Turner. The program was in charge of Mr. Bull. G. A. Bleakman, county com missioner, gave an outline of county road funds for 1931 and where they will be expended. Mr. Bleakman said it would be his policy as a member of the county court to have the county road work pushed as rapidly as possible to help alleviate the unemployment situation. The program calls for a total expenditure of $58,900, of which $27,000 is for general roads and bridges, and : $1600 for emer gency road purposes. The McKin ney creek section of the Heppner Spray road is allotted $15,000 of market road bond money. Other roads will receive a" share as fol lows: Arbuckle-Hinton creek $2500, Redding road $800, upper Willow creek $1500, upper Little Butter creek $1000, Stingle canyon $1000, Shobe canyon $1500, McConkie road $700, McNabb west $800, McElligott road $1500, Cecil road $2000, Joe Hayes road $800, care taker $1200. Standard Adopted in 1920. Hollis Bull told Lions that up to 1920 when the United States stand ard of grades was adopted, wheat In this country was purchased on the same grade basis that still main tains In Canada, "fair and equal quality." With the adoption of the U. S. standard, five classes were defined as follows: hard red spring, hard red winter, soft red winter, white and western white. Typical wheats of each class were cited, showing the bulk of wheat raised in Morrow county Uii-fall under the white wheat class. To fall under any class, wheat must test at least 75 per cent kernels of that class. A greater mixture causes the wheat to be classed as plain mixed wheat, claiming a lower price. In grading wheat, the minimum test weight, moisture content, dam aged kernels, damage by heat, and foreign materials are considered, Mr. Bull explained to show why farmers whose wheat often weighs up heavily sometimes are disap pointed by the price received. In quoting from the U. S. standards for grain grading he showed that wheat is not wheat unless the ker nels contained are 50 per cent wheat kernels, and the grade It claims varies according to the factors cited. To be acceptable in any class af ter cleaning, wheat must contain not more than two percent of for eign substance. This is known as foreign material other than dock age. Dockage is matter cleaned from the wheat at terminals. Smut Large Item. Smut is the largest dockage item. Mr. Bull quoted figures from Colum bia river terminal points for the crop year 1928-29 showing that of the 28,900,000 bushels received, 7, 807,000 bushels were docked to the extent of 108,301 bushels for smut, a percentage of .374 on the whole amount received, and 1.4 on the amount on which smut dockage was made. Twenty-three percent of the soft white wheat received was dock ed for smut, this being the class for most of the Morrow county wheat. Dockage on this class was second largest, with mixed wheat first, 29.4 percent Protein content is the largest fac tor in determining the price varia tion between the different market classes, Mr. Bull said. The higher protein-test wheats usually claim a premium on the market. Grain grading schools and activ ities of the Federal Farm board have done much the last year to make farmers more conscious of the part grading plays in their market, he said. Mr. Turner quoted production costs on his wheat farm to show that the wheat farmer and business dependent upon him Is playing a losing game at the present market price. Ignoring manager's salary and interest on investment, recent figures for his farm show cost of production at 68 cents a bushel, with wheat he has in the warehouse worth 41 cents. Asks for Debenture He quoted Thomas Campbell, noted tractor farmer of Montana who spent two years In Russia, and Ralph Budd, president of the North ern Pacific railroad who spent a year there, to show that Russia will be a real competitor with the Uni ted States In the future wheat mar ket. Continuing under the present governmental plan of cooperative marketing In this country, he could gee little probability of the tariff wall holding under real competition from RusHla, and cited passing of the debenture plan by congreHs as the best method to bring about Im mediate relief to the wheat farmer of the United States. HALF OF 1930 TAX GOES TO SCHOOLS Taxpayers of Heppner to Pay Total Of 51.3 Mills, 26.92 for Education; Full List of Levies Given. Of the total tax levy of 51.3 mills to be paid by property holders of the city of Heppner for 1930, more than half will go for schools, or 26.92 mills; roads claim 4.4 mills, state and county 8.18, city 10.1 and bond interest 1.7. The figures are taken from a statement just issued from the office of C. J. D. Bauman, sheriff and tax collector. Included in the amount each property holder in the county must pay are the lev ies for state and county, general school, bond interest, general road, market road and high school tui tion purposes. To arrive at the total levy against his property, each tax payer must add to these the special school or road levies against the district in which he resides, if any, and the levy for the city if he re sides in a town. Following is the complete state ment of levies: Mills State and County 8.18 General School 1.02 Bond Interest 1.7 General Road 3.3 Market Road XI High School Tuition Union High School No. 1 (Dists. 19, 40 and 50) 1.8 6.6 Special Road Dist No. 1 5.0 ..5.0 Special Road Dist. No. 2 Special School Levies Dist. No. 1 2 3 Dist No. Mills 26 14.3 27 .20.4 28 .9 29 5.7 31 . 1.9 32 4.4 33 34 2.3 35 .26.1 36 2.6 37 2.7 38 2.5 39 1.1 40 6.1 41 3.1 42 4.5 48 3.3 49 5.0 50 2.6 51 3.6 53 3.6 59 6.1 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 High school districts are numbers 1, 10, 12, 19, 25, 26, 27, 35, 40, 51. Cities Heppner 10.1 Lexington 21.6 14.0 21.4 lone Boardman Naomi Wyland Saling Was Native of County Funeral services for Mrs. Archie Saling who died at her home in Prairie City December 31, 1930, fol lowing a lingering illness, were held from the Christian church in this city Friday afternoon, B. Stanley Moore, missionary-in-charge of All Saints Episcopal church, officiating. The services were largely attended by friends and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Interment was in Masonic cemetery in Hepp ner, beside the grave of the father of the deceased. Services were in charge of Phelps Funeral Home and pall bearers were all schoolmates and friends of Mrs. Saling from Hardman. Naomi Wyland was born in Hard man, Oregon, February 25, 1900, and died in Prairie City, Oregon, De cember 31, 1930, being aged 30 years, 11 months and 6 days. She attended the Hardman grade school and was graduated from high school in 1918. Later she entered nurse's training at Good Samaritan hospital in Portland, but was forced to dis continue because of ill health. She was married to Archie Saling of Hardman at Walla Walla, Wesh., Sept, 27, 1920. For several years they made their home at John Day, Ore., where Mr. Saling was em ployed on a dredge. They later moved to Prairie City where Mr. Saling followed the same work and part of the time Mrs. Saling was employed as bookkeeper with the dredge company. She was a member of Mistletoe Rebekah lodge of Hardman, mem bers of which, assisted by San Souci Rebekah lodge of Heppner, put on the beautiful funeral service of the order. She was also a mem ber of the auxiliary of American Legion post No. 77 of John Day. Mrs. Saling is survived by her husband, Archie Saling of Prairie City; her mother, Mrs. Leora Rob erts of Heppner; a sister, Mrs. Ep ler Dickey of John Day, and a bro ther, Ernest Wyland of Oregon City. METHODIST CHURCH. Sunday, January 11. 9:45, Sunday school; 11:00, morning worship hour, message, "An Old Path to New Power"; 6:30, Epworth League; 7:30 gospel message and song service; message, "Discovering God." "In quietness and confidence Is your strength." Is. 30:15. Here Is a branch from the tree of life, "whose leaves are for the healing" of the ills of our generation. It is an old path but it leads to Sources of new power. GLENN P. WHITE, Pastor. SOCIAL CLUB TO MEET. The O. E. S. social club will meet Saturday afternoon In Masonic hall with Lucille Wilson and Florence Hughes hostesses, according to an nouncement by Charlotte Gordon, president. Election of oillcers will be a feature of the meeting. Education in Personnel Parent - Teacher Topic Revelations of Kayman Beck, per sonnel director of the New York Stock exchange, and other speakers at the recent Oregon State Teach ers' association meeting in Port land, concerning the part education plays in the hiring of organization employees, will be discussed by the Heppner Parent-Teachers associa tion in its meeting at the school house next Tuesday afternoon. What is expected of a high school education in personnel work, as brought out by the leaders, will be given special consideration, accord ing to W. R. Poulson, P. T. A. pres ident The program will be in charge of the eighth grade, with musical num bers in addition. LEGION HOST TO AUXILIARY, 19TH Losing Side in Membership Contest To Entertain; Sixth District Makes Record. Monday, January 19, is the date set for the wind-up banquet of the recent membership contest con ducted by members of Heppner Post No. 87, American Legion, and the losing team, headed by D. A. Hud son, promises the affair will be a "wow." All members of Heppner post and their ladies and all mem bers of Heppner unit of the Auxil iary and their escorts are invited and urged to attend. Announcement will be made later as to the time and place of holding the entertain ment The winning team in the contest was headed by Loyal Park er, and the contest was responsible for giving the local post the largest membership in its history. C. W. Smith, district commander of the sixth district announced at the Monday evening meeting of the post that the district had passed its 1930 membership before the first of January, with eight of the nine posts of the district over the top, this being the first time in the his tory of the state department that a district has accomplished such a feat. The membership of the dis trict on the first of the year was 102 per cent of its 1930 number. Mr. Smtih said that a big pep meeting was scheduled to be held at Condon tonight and it was expected a large number of local members would ac company him to the neighboring city. Representatives from the posts at lone, Hermiston, Arlington and Fossil are also expected to at tend. Attention of members present was called to the fact that it is still pos sible for ex-service men to reinstate their war-risk insurance, or in the event that they never had the war risk insurance, to apply for govern ment insurance. Walter Moore, post service officer, explained the advan tages of the government plan, and urged all members of the post to in vestigate their status and if possible take advantage of the government protection. North American Indians Subject for Study Club The regular monthly meeting of the Women's Study club will be held on next Monday at the hour of 7:30 p. m., at American Legion hall. The subject for consideration will be Indians of North America: (a) Legends, Mrs. Earl Gordon; (b) Mu sic, Mrs. Wm. R. Poulson; (c) Dan ces, Rites and Ceremonies, Miss Alice Montgomery. Other numbers featured on the program will be a piano solo by Mrs. J. O. Turner and reading by Mrs. P. M. Gemmell. HARDMAN I. O. O. F. INSTALL. A large banquet featured the clos ing of installation ceremonies of Lone Balm Lodge No. 82 and Mistle toe Rebekah Lodge No. 25 at Hard man on Saturday evening, when covers were spread for the 70 mem bers of the orders who were in at tendance. We were not able to get the list of officers installed by Mis tletoe lodge and can present only the new officers of Lone Balm lodge. G. A. Farrens was Installing officer, and the stations for the coming year will be filled by the following: Ar chie Bechdolt, N. G.; Nelson Knigh- ten, V. G.; Glenn Farrens, secretary; W. T. Reynolds, treasurer; Neal F. Knlghten, War.; William Johnson, Con.; H. O. Inskeep, I. G.; John Hastings, O. G.; Henry Knighten, R. S. N. G.; C. H. McDaniel, L. S. N. G.; Marlon Hayden, R. S. V. G.; Adrian Bechdolt, L. S. V. G.; Glenn Farrens, R. S. S.; W. T. Reynolds, L. S. S.; Everett Hadley, Chaplain. ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL CIURCH. Rev Stanley Moore, Missionary-in-charge. Holy communion at 8:00. Sunday School at 9:45. Morning prayer and sermon at 11. the Ven. Sidney W. Creasey will be be the preacher at the morning ser vice. "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Pro. 15:1. ARCHDEACON COMING. The many friends of Archdeacon Creasey will be glad to know that he will be here to preach Sunday, and will spend a few days In Hepp ner. The archdeacon travels all over Eastern Oregon and Is known to all its communities. WEW COUlMTY COURT ASSIESMTIES First Session of the Year Proves Busy One; Continues Today DELEGATIONS HEARD Retention of County Nurse and Road Matters Call Many to Town First Day. The first day of the January ses sion of county court proved one of much interest and there were strong delegations of citizens and taxpayers present from over the county. Chief items of interest proved to be the question of retain ing the county health nurse, and the extension of the Irrigon market road south to a point connecting with the Lexington-Jarmon market road. These matters occupied the attention of the judge and commis sioners all of Wednesday and a part of today. With Judge Wm. T. Campbell pre siding and Commissioners George N. Peck and George A. Bleakman attending, the term gave promise of being one of the liveliest held in many moons. Judge Campbell starts his term in a manner that shows he is no novice when it comes to han dling county work, and of course Commissioner Bleakman can pro ceed with everything in a familiar way because of his many years on the court Mr. Peck is taking hold in a vigorous manner, and gives abundant promise that he will soon have the public business pertaining to his office well in hand. Petitions presented asking that the office of county nurse be discon tinued, contain something over 400 names, the prayer being that the health nurse is not required and should be abolished as a matter of reducing expenses. Consideration was given this matter on Wednes day and continued over until this forenoon. At this morning's session Miss Edith Stallard, nurse, present ed her annual report to the court; this report covering the time she has been engaged in the work of public health nurse in the county, which is a period of some nine months. This report was ordered published by the court and appears in another column of this paper. Along with the reports, and a ver bal statement Miss Stallard present ed her resignation. After giving this due consideration, final action was deferred until a future date and Miss Stallard instructed to proceed with her work. On behalf of the public health nurse work there was a delegation of taxpayers present from Boardman, consisting of Car rol Kennedy, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Ma comber, A. T. Hereim and Guy Bar low. They put in a plea that the health nurse be continued, endorsed Miss Stallard and also presented an endorsement in the form of a reso lution from the faculty of the Boardman school. A number pres ent from Irrigon joined in the en dorsement Others were present from lone, Eight Mile and elsewhere about the county who apparently did not favor the retention of the nurse, but no particular protest was offered aside from the petitions pre sented. Arnold Pieper, however, asked to be heard before the court in the matter this afternoon. The construction or continuation, of the Irrigon market road south to connect with the Lexington-Jarmon road at a point near the J. P. Conder ranch, brought the largest delegation. The presentation of the matter was in the hands of J. P. Conder, who brought forth the fact that a little over one mile of this road had already been completed south from Irrigon; that necessary steps were being taken to get across the railroad at Irrigon to a proper landing on the Columbia river, and he urged that the petition for the establishing of the road be allowed and the work proceeded with. Coun ty Engineer Tamblyn, in running preliminary surveys, reported that the road would not likely be accept ed by the state highway department as at present laid out. Further ac tion was continued in the matter, and the engineer instructed to make a reconnizance survey and report back to the court at as early date as possible. No further action will likely be taken until the February term. Present from Irrigon to urge this road were A. C. Houghton, C. W. Grim, H. W. Grim, Tom Caldwell, F. C. Fredrlckson, Ralph Walpole, Geo. Hendrix, Fred Markham, Frank Markham, W. C. Isom, Don ald Brooks, Don Rutledgo, W. C. Rutledgo, Glen Aldrich, J. S. White, R. V. Jones, Frank Leicht, W. A. Chaney, R. C. Bishop and C. W. Stewart. C. H. Bartholomew, Mrs. M. S. Corrigall and Sloan Thompson ap peared, not In opposition to the road but to ask that certain sections of land be taken out of the Irrigon road district and put In the Pine City district, to further assist with taxes for the construction and main tenance of roads In the latter dis trict. On this matter the court de ferred action. Henry Howell was continued as janitor of the court house for the year 1931. The Gazette Times, upon application of Vawter Crawford was named the oillclal county paper for the year 1931.