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Volume 47, Number 46.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Weather Said to Make
Time Opportune to Rid
City of Rubbish.
Occasion Set Also for Purpose of
Aiding Jobless; Director Asks
Cooperation of Everyone.
A special clean-up day for the
city of Heppner has been set by
Mayor W. G. McCarty for Monday,
February 9. The day has a dual
purpose in that it is calculated to
provide work for unemployed men
of the city while furthering the
"city beautiful." The mayor's mes
sage proclaiming the day, says:
"It being the desire of your city
administration to cooperate to the
fullest extent in aiding the unem
ployment situation, and believing
the present an opportune time to
clear the city of the usual winter's
accumulation of tin cans, ashes,
garbage, junk, unused shacks and
other eyesores and menaces to the
public peace, health and safety, I
hereby declare Monday, February 9,
1931, Special Clean-Up day in the
city of Heppner, and ask the full
cooperation of all citizens to make
the occasion successful in its pur
pose. Where property holders may
be able to do so, it is desired that
the labor of those needing employ
ment be used in the general clean-ing-up
of premises."
In carrying out the special clean
up day the usual procedure followed
in the past will be carried out by
the city. Property holders are ask
ed to have all rubbish or junk sack
ed or boxed or put in containers
where possible, and placed at a con
venient place at the street curb in
front of their property by the morn
ing of the special day, and it will be
picked up and hauled away during
the day by trucks provided by the
In connection with the day, Chas.
W. Smith, director of the county
unemployment relief program,
points out that the unusually fine
open weather now prevailing makes
the time opportune for a general
city clean-up, and also urges that
available jobs in connection with
the occasion be listed at his office
that men may be provided to fill
Forest Sees Progressive
Improvement During '30
By F. F. WEHMEYER, Forest Runger.
The 1930 season saw the most pro
gressive improvement the Heppner
district of the Umatilla National
forest has ever experienced. Fifty
miles of road were built to speed up
fire suppression work. It is now
possible to travel the summit of the
mountains from Ukiah to Fossil, via
Ellis, Tupper, Bull Prairie, Long
Prairie and the Notch. We have
nearly 300 miles of road and motor
way through the district and it is
possible to get a car within one and
a half miles of any point except in
the Wall creek basin where the dis
tance is about three miles.
A telephone line was built from
Tupper to the summit of Red hill
which will be used as an emergency
lookout point in smoky weather.
The telephone line was rebuilt be
tween Bull prairie and Whltetall
butte which will also be used in
emergency. The main telephone
system was extended from Long
prairie to the Notch prairie where
it contacts lines giving communica
tion direct to Lone Rock, Wlnlock,
Kinzua, Fossil and Condon.
The tower on Arbuckle mountain
was remodeled and a cabin built
for the lookout.
Skookum ranger station pasture
fence was rebuilt and the cabins
at Tupper and Dixon ranger sta
tions were re-roofed.
A fifty-acre pasture was built at
Tamarack mountain and a new cab
in erected for the lookout.
Numerous other miscellaneous Im
provements were executed as water
development, toilet facilities, etc.
Today the Heppner district Is one
of the best Improved In Oregon and
Washington and It is expected that
the work will be pushed ahead as
rapidly as funds allow, until the
program for this section is com
pleted. The Improvements desired in the
future are too numerous to be out
lined in this article but they call for
a ninety-foot steel tower for Tamar
ack mountain, the Improvement of
another 100 miles of road, the build
ing of a cabin and pasture at Long
prairie, etc.
We now have a fire truck which
will be fitted with tanks, pressure
pump and hose. We have tools and
equipment scattered at various sta
tions to put 50 men to work on a
Are with no delay and can equip
100 more within 24 hours. The re
gional office has Issued orders that
all fires must be put under control
by 10 a. m. of the succeeding day of
their start. With rare exceptions
this can and will be accomplished.
Quick, aggressive action and a
thorough mop-up of all fires that
start will keep us sitting on top of
the situation.
Joan Crawford In PAID, from
"Within the Law," Star Theater,
Sunday and Monday.
Delegates to Walla Walla Meeting
Told of Route's Progress; $163,
000 to be Spent In Washington.
That the reelected officers of the
Wallula Cut-Off association will
have the privilege of dedicating
their road before expiration of term
of office was the Arm expression of
opinion on every hand at the annual
meeting of the association held in
Walla Walla yesterday evening.
Leading to this conclusion, said
President Huntington, Walla Walla,
of the Eastern Washington High
way association, is the fact that the
state of Washington in conjunction
with the federal bureau of public
roads has appropriated $165,000 for
expenditure on the road this year,
and that the bureau is also forceful
in its demand that Oregon take ac
tion on its end of the project
A time stipulation that the mon
ey appropriatetd be expended by
September 1, 1931, because it was
appropriated as an emergency to
help relieve the unemployment sit
uation, and also the fact that the
money was made available six
months before the time of usual ap
propriations will result in the work
being carried out rapidly on the
Washington side. Washington's part
of the program includes the build
ing of a bridge across the Walla
Walla river near Walla Walla and
completion of the road to the state
The association's annual meeting
with H. B. Nolan, president, presid
ing, was attended by more than 60
persons representing the states of
Washington, Oregon and Idaho,
Heppner's delegation, headed by Al
Rankin, chairman of the Lions club
good roads committee, represented
the most distant point taking part,
and was given much notice in the
discussions. Paul L. Marble and
Jasper Crawford attended the meet
ing with Mr. Rankin.
President Huntington of the East
ern Washington association made
the keynote address in which he
cited the tremendous progress of
good roads in the last few years and
declared that such a meeting, in
which persons from such a wide
area took part, was probably never
before possible. The fact of such
representation is evidence, he said,
that people generally are beginning
to get a broader vision of good roads
which looks to the building up of
the entire northwestern empire, and
not alone to the petty benefits of
each individual community. He
drew a beautiful word picture of the
Pacific northwest of the future
which will contain cities and indus
tries as large as those now existing
on the Atlantic slope, when agricul
tural products of the region will be
consumed by the people within Its
borders and no longer be put at a
disadvantage for a market by high
freight rates. All the natural po
tentialities of such a picture are
present, he declared.
Lecturers of Organizations to Study
New Methods From O.S.C.
".'What Every Grange Lecturer
Should Know," might well be the
title of the Fourth Annual Grange
Lecturers' school which will draw
grangers from every part of the
state to Corvallis, February 9, 10,
and 11.
Everything from how to play to
how to conduct serious educational
and literary discussions is Included
in the three-day program, just re
leased by Paul V. Maris, director of
the Oregon State college extension
service. Among the Items listed are
community singing, music apprecia
tion, literary periods, round table
discussions, play hours, dramatic
periods, demonstrations of use of
lantern slides, and talks on various
subjects by the masters of the Ore
gon state Grange and lecturers of
numerous subordinate granges.
In addition to a number of mem
bers of the college staff who will
lead discussions and demonstra
tions, several prominent outside
speakers will appear on the pro
gram. Among these are C. C. Hu
let, master of the Oregon Grange;
M. J. Rarcy, lecturer of the Wash
ington State Grange; Mrs. Marie
Flint McCall, lecturer of the Ore
gon State Grange; Miss Harriet
Long, state librarian; and Miss
Ethel M. Viscox, educational repre
sentative, R. C. A., Victor company,
Lecturers and members of various
subordinate granges of the state
who have accepted Invitations to
take part in the program are Mrs.
A. J. French, Carlcton; Mrs. Mar
garet Denney, Beaverton; Mrs. Nel
lie Peterson, North Fork Grange,
Lane county; Mrs. Karl Novell, Mal
heur county Pomona grange; Mrs.
C. F. Calef, Lane county Pomona
grange; Mrs. Beth Culver, Brldgt
grange; and M. S. Shrock, Milwau-
klo grange.
A man was heard to remark that
if Southern California should ex
perience such a day as-was enjoyed
In Heppner Saturday, It would be
worth a headline on the front page
of the national press. Springtime
In midwinter Is unusual, even in
Eastern Oregon, but enjoyed nono
the less.
Matinees Saturday and Sunday,
Star Theater, at 2:30.
Local Hoopsters Down
Fast Pendleton Five
Eyes of many local sports fans
who witnessed Heppner's fast town
basketball team in action for the
first time when they played the
Pendleton Kiwanis team here Tues
day evening were opened to the fact
that "Heppner has a real basketball
team," as evidence remarks on every
The fast Pendleton five jumped
off to a large lead early in the first
quarter, but Heppner came back
strong to overcome this lead early
in the game, and from then on were
never headed, the final whistle leav
ing the score 30-18. Spectacular
shooting, fast floor work and close
checking featured the play of both
teams. Neil Shuirman for the locals
was high point man of the game
with 14 points, with "Bus" Neel,
Heppner, running him a close sec
ond with 12. Shepperd and Laing
led the scoring for the visitors with
8 and 6 points respectively. Fergu
son, local guard, proved a thorn in
the visitor's side by keeping under
basket shots at a premium, and
such as the visitors got a chance at
were rushed so fast that feW( were
A return game on the local floor
is announced for Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Playing for Heppner were Shuir
man, Farley, Corrall, Ferguson,
Aiken and Robertson; for Pendle
ton, DeWilde, Raymond, Laing,
Shepperd, Albee, Wright, Estes and
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney Arranges for
Radio and Store Advertising
In Portland for Send-off.
Launching of a general wool and
lamb campaign in Oregon, starting
February 1, is announced by Mrs.
W. P. Mahoney, who has been in
Portland this week arranging de
tails for extensive use of the radio
and store window displays in the
city. This campaign is undertaken
as a part of the work of the wom
en's auxiliary of the Oregon Wool
growers' association of which Mrs.
Mahoney is president, in an attempt
to get people to eat more lamb and
use more wool.
A lamb and wool program will go
on the air three times a week from
KGW, the Oregonian radio service,
beginning February 3, and Jean-
nette Cramer, head of the home ec
onomics department of the Oregon
ian, will give lamb recipes during
her regular addresses, it is an
nounced. Mrs. Mahoney said she had re
ceived excellent cooperation from
the department stores in providing
window space for the displays of
wool products, and a number of the
large meat dealers have offered as
sistance. One effect of the cam
paign is expected to be the estab
lishment of Saturday as lamb day,
similar to the association of Friday
and fish.
The Oregon woolgrowers' auxil
iary was formed five years ago and
similar organizations now are ac
tive in eight of the 14 states in
which sheep raising is an important
Industry, Mrs. Mahoney said.
In line with the campaign, pre
viously introduced in Heppner, Miss
Jessie Falmiter, home economics
instructor of Heppner high school,
offers a number of lamb recipes in
her column, "About the Home," in
this issue of the Gazette Times.
Four Veterans to Get
Medals at K. P. Meeting
Doric Lodge No. 20, Knights of
Pythias, will honor four 25-year
members of the order by the pres
entation of veteran's Jewels at an
open meeting of the lodge Tuesday
evening, Feb. 17. Those to receive
jewels are Charles Thomson, Her
man Nielson, D. T. Colliver and Os
car Davis. J. W. Maloney of Pen
dleton, grand master of exchequer,
has been invited to make the pres
entation and other grand lodge of
ficers are also expected to be pres
ent. A full program featured by a sup
per is being arranged by the enter
tainment committee, headed by Dr.
C. W. BarrP for the enjoyment of
the Knights and their invited guests.
The following financial statement
of the Heppner Public Library as
sociation for the year 1930 has just
been released by Mrs. Charles Swin
dig, treasurer:
Balance on hald January 1,
1931 $ 2.45
Local donations 80.00
From Rood Estate 125.00
Fines, Rentals, etc. 6.16
Membership fees 201.14
Total received $414.75
Rent $ 75.00
Light ....... 6.00
Insurance 8.64
Janitor service 1.95
Books 55.24
Furniture and fixtures 49.21
Desk and office supplies 14.21
Postage and frelghe 3.09
Total ..
Balance on hand Dec. 31 . $201.41
Young people of the Epworth
League of the Methodist church
gathered to the number of 30 in the
church parlors Tuesday evening for
a social time. A pot-luck supper
was served and games played until
10:30 o'clock. All report a good
Double Relief Aim of
Measure Introduced
By Earl Snell.
Grinding of Stores Held by Farm
Board, Free Distribution to
Drouth Sufferers Asked.
Much of the surplus wheat held
by the United States Wheat Stabili
zation corporation would be ground
into flour and distributed gratuit
ously to sufferers in the drouth
stricken area of the country if the
memorial adopted by the Oregon
state legislature is acted upon fav
orably by congress. The memorial
was introduced by Representative
Earl W. Snell of Arlington, and
passed both houses of the legisla
ture Monday. The full draft of the
memorial, entitled House Joint Me
morial No. 4, follows:
To the Honorable Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Con
gress Assembled:
We, your memorialists, the legis
lative assembly of the state of Ore
gon, respectfully represent that:
Whereas in the areas of the Uni
ted States stricken by drouth, a se
rious situation exists; and '
Whereas in that area stricken by
drouth failure of crops has result
ed therefrom; and
Whereas the failure of crops has
produced an unusual economic con
dition; and
Whereas the federal farm board
now has in its possession a vast
amount of surplus wheat; and
Whereas the price of wheat has
been driven below cost of produc
tion by reason of this surplus and
the wheat farmers thereby greatly
injured; and
Whereas the said store of wheat
is now greatly reduced in value;
Whereas there is at present much
unemployment throughout the Uni
ted States; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the House of
Representatives of the State of Or
egon, the Senate jointly concurring
That the congress of the United
States respectfully but urgently be
requested to enact such legislation
as will authorize and empower the
federal farm board to have ground
into flour and gratuitously distrib
uted, so much of said stored wheat
as will meet the needs of the afffict
ed people in the areas of the Untied
States suffering from drouth.
Wednesday was the occasion of
the 5th birthday of Phyllis Jean
Marble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Marble. During the afternoon
a number of her little friends called
as they were out airing their dollies,
and this meeting of mutual friends
merged into an impromptu tea par
ty, tables for which were spread in
the yard. As the afternoon passed,
others came, among them a number
of the "sterner sex" and the little
party developed into a real joyful
affair, made more so, perhaps, be
cause of the informality. Then, too,
zest was added by the fact that the
sun was shining brightly, the weath
er was springlike, and the kiddies
could have their party out of doors
in mid winter.
S. E. Notson, district attorney,
president state organization of dis
trict attorneys, received word from
Senator Steiwer at Washington, D.
C, on Wednesday afternoon, an
nouncing that Judge Walter H. Ev
ans of Portland, who was appoint
ed to the position of judge of U. S.
customs court with headquarters at
New York city, had his name sent
to the senate by President Hoover
for confirmation. At the recent
meeting of ' district attorneys in
Portland, Judge Evans received the
endorsement of that body for this
important post.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney have
been spending the week in Portland.
During their stay there they attend
ed the meeting of stockmen in the
interests of forming a cooperative
association under the farm act, and
Mrs. Mahoney, as president of the
Women's Auxiliary of the state
woolgrnweis' association, made ar
rangements to further the program
of advertising lamb and wool. Mr.
and Mis. Mahoney were expected
home todny.
E. L. Young, Eipht Mile wheat
raiser, was in the cily this morning
on business, expressing himself as
well pleased with the spring weath
Matinees at the Star theater Sat
urday and Sunday afternoons will
begin at 2 o'clock beginning this
week instead of 2:30 as formerly,
announces B. G. Sigsbee, manager.
This change is made for the accom
modation of out of town folks. Mr.
Sigsbee says the matinees, showing
the regular Saturday and Sunday
evening features at reduced prices,
have been proving popular, and he
Is planning additional features to
make them still more attractive.
Joan Crawford In PAID, from
"Within the Law," Star Theater,
Sunday and Monday.
Degree of Honor Lodges
Hold 1931 Installation
Junior and adult lodges Degree of
Honor held installation of officers
Tuesday, the juveniles in the after
noon and adults in the evening, at
I. O. O. F. hall. Both meetings were
featured by initiation.
Shirley Wilson and Lucile Barlow
obliged with a piano duet at the ju
venile meeting, and new officers in
stalled by Mrs. Agnes Huston, pres
ident of the adult lodge, and Mrs.
Lillie Aiken, usher, are Ruth Cow
ins, P. P.; Irene Beamer, president;
Ethel Hughes, vice president; Beth
Vance, second vice; Rosanna Far
ley, usher; Margaret Farley, asst.
usher; Olivia Baldwin, secretary;
Robert Baker, color bearer; Kath
erine Parker, inner watch; Dean
Goodman, outer watch; Marie Bar
low, musician; Jackson Gilliam, cap
tain of staff; Bernard McMurdo and
Harriet Hager, Guy Moore and Bet
ty Happold, Patricia Cason and Joe
Aiken, staff; Mary Helen Thomson,
Francis and Mary White, service
Mrs. Emma Jones was installing
officer for the adults, assisted by
Mrs. Nora Moore, grand usher. Of
ficers installed are Agnes Huston, P.
P.; Edna Coxen, pres.; Izora Vance,
V. P.; Jennie Elder, 2nd V. P.; Win
ifred Coxen, usher; Myrtle Aiken,
asst. usher; Sarah Furlong, I. W.;
Elsie Ayre3, O. W.; Clara Beamer,
financial secretary; Lillie Aiken,
treas.; Mary White, pianist. The
"Chevrolets," losers in the recent
contest, entertained with luncheon.
Senator Wilmer Says Holding Part
of Crop on Farm Beneficial;
Counties Organized.
Spokane Wash., Jan. 26. Senator
Frank J. Wilmer, Rosalia, president
of the North Pacific Grain growers,
while a visitor at the grain head
quarters in Spokane the past week,
said that the Columbia County
Wheat Control association has been
launched with a membership includ
ing 85 per cent of the farmers of
that county. Senator Wilmer re
garded this as an epochal step in
the plan for the retention, by the
wheat growers, of one-fourth of the
grain on their farms, with the idea
of finally bringing the nation to a
domestic wheat basis.
"The nation's domestic call for
wheat is approximately 650,000,000
bushels annuallyr and if the wheat
control movement is able to enlist
farmer cooperation throughout the
land to the extent that the market
is required to digest no larger
amount, economic history dictates
and it is reasonable to assume a
much higher price for wheat will
be enjoyed," the senator commented.
"With wheat on a domestic basis
the farmer will stand a good chance
of getting a price for the three
fourths of his wheat ample to com
pensate for the fourth held by him
and still afford him a reasonable
profit. He also has the advantage
of developing farm uses for the
grain retained."
Referring to the same plan, Roy
Perringer of Belmont, speaking at
the Washington Farmer luncheon
in the Hotel Spokane Saturday, Jan
uary 24, said that Whitman county
is also organizing to put it into ef
fect. 4-H Homemakers Meet,
Organize Year's Work
The first meeting of the 4-H
Homemaking club of Heppner was
called to order by Mrs. Lucy E. Rod-
gers and officers were elected as fol
lows: Ethyl Baily, president; Paul
ine Piercey, vice president; Ruth
Cowins, secretary; Ethyl Hughes,
news reporter.
The second meeting was called to
order by Ethyl Hughes, president.
The Instruction book was received
and the leader, Mrs. Ed Piercey,
demonstrated how to make a bed
properly, and it was practiced at
her home. The last meeting was
held January 26, when a bedmaking
demonstration was scheduled. Moth
ers were invited to see this demon
stration. HARDMAN.
Chas. Repass, who has been ser
iously ill at his home for the last
week is now reported to be on the
road to recovery.
Dick Steers and Bernard Bleak
man have also been on the sick
list this week.
O. E. Johnson was transacting
business in Heppner Saturday.
Miss Marie Saling and Victor
Johnson visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Burnside Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lotus Robison were
business visitors In Heppner Tues
day. The play, "Rube and His Ma,"
will be presented at the high school
auditorium Saturday, Feb. 14. The
cast has been working hard to
ward its preparation and It is an
ticipated that it will be a huge suc
cess. Lucille Fnrrens completed her
work at the Hardman union high
school at the close of this semester.
She expects to take up correspond
ence work from the U. of O. the
remaining part of the year and to
enter an institution of higher learn
ing next fall.
We feel that mention should be
made of the fact that Delsie Bleak
man received a straight "A" grade
In her semester examinations.
Sigma Delta Chi Cup Awarded This
Newspaper by Judges of Con
test at Press Conference.
The Heppner Gazette Times re
ceived official notification Monday
of its selection as the best weekly
newspaper published in Oregon in
1930, from a field of weekly papers
entered in a contest sponsored by
Oregon chapter of Sigma Delta Chi,
national honorary journalism fra
ternity, at the state press confer
ence held in Eugene last week end.
The telegram of notification, signed
by the University of Oregon school
of journalism, Eric W. Allen, dean,
"This notifies you that board of
distinguished judges consisting of
Judge Robert W. Sawyer, Minister
Edward E. Brodie and Frank Jenk
ins, have adjudged Gazette Times
best weekly paper published in Ore
gon in 1930, and Sigma Delta Chi
loving cup awaits your instructions.
Warmest congratulations on this
In reply" to the telegram, instruc
tions were given to forward the cup
to Heppner, where it will be on dis
play for the year at the Gazette
Times office. No representative of
this paper was present to receive
the cup at the presentation made at
the banquet of editors in Eugene
The contest, won this year by the
Gazette Times, was instituted last
year by the Oregon chapter of Sig
ma Delta Chi, and the cup was first
won by the Hillsboro Argus, pub
lished by Verne McKinney. Second
was taken this year by the Hood
River News and third place by the
Forest Grove News-Times.
The judges are all pioneer daily
newspaper editors of the state.
Judge Robert W. Sawyer is editor
of the Bend Bulletin; Edward E.
Brodie, late U. S. minister to Siam
and at present U. S. minister to
Norway, is editor of the Oregon
City Enterprise, and Frank Jenkins,
for many years editor of the Eugene
Register, is now one of the editors
of the Roseburg News-Review.
Announcement of the award was
received with no little surprise and
a sense of gratification by Vawter
and Spencer Crawford, publishers
of the Gazette Times, who feel a
great honor has been conferred on
this paper by being adjudged the
best in a field of papers of outstand
ing merit
The Sigma Delta Chi loving cup
is a rotating award which may be
won but once by any newspaper,
and is in the possession of the win
ning paper for only one year.
New Handbook for Honey Fanners
Published by O. S. C. Gives
Management Hints.
While the Umatilla and Malheur
irrigation projects are the leading
commercial honey-producing sec
tions of Oregon, there are probably
few sections of the state where a
few stands of bees cannot be suc
cessfully maintained so as to pro
duce a surplus of honey during the
average season, says H. A. Scullen,
specialist in bee culture at Oregon
State college.
The Willamette valley, according
to Professor Scullen, is becoming
more and more important as a com
mercial honey-producing section,
but owing to undependable weather
conditions during the season when
the better honey plants are in
bloom, and to the abundance of Eu
ropean foulbrood, development in
this section has been slow. The val
ley does, however, have a number
of the best honey plants, including
alsike and white clover and vetch,
as well as those of secondary im
portance such as maple, cascara and
French pink.
Commercial honey production is
an occupation not for the general
farmer but for the occasional man
who is well versed in the fundamen
tal behavior of bees and adept in
the manipulations of the apiary,
says Scullen. As a pastime, how
ever, to provide the family supply
of honey or for the orchardist who
needs a few stands for pollenlzing
purposes, beekeeping offers possi
bilities, he says.
With this latter class in mind,
Scullen has just published a revis
ion of his bulletin, "Beekeeping in
Oregon." The new publication, Ex
tension Bulletin No. 430, goes into
detail as to the methods of acquir
ing a colony or colonies of bees, the
best honey plants in various loca
tions, tools and equipment, manip
ulation of bees and hives, requeen
ing, and general management prob
lems. It is available upon request
from any county agont or direct
from the college at Corvallis.
Of the articles now owned by the
Morrow County Public Health as
sociation, three Invalid cushions are
now in use; a wheelchair, bedside
table, rubber sheets and male urinal
may be loaned to any in need of
such articles. Place your call with
county nurse, Miss Stallard, or with
any member of the nursing com
mittee, composed of Mrs. Harry
Tamblyn, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs.
C. W. McNamer and Mrs. Earl Gil
liam. Ask your doctor If any of
these articles will add to the com
fort of your patient.
$130,000 Made Available
for 1931 ; Lions Interest
ed In Wallula Cut-OtT.
Hotel in Relation to Community is
Subject; Meetings and Trophy
Reported by Members.
Completion this year of grading
on the south end of the Heppner
Spray road is assured, G. A. Bleak
man reported to Lions Monday,
with the statement of Forest En
gineer Norris that $150,000 has been
made available, for the letting of
new contracts on this portion of
the road in 1931. Advertising for
bids and letting of contracts is ex
pected to be completed within twen
ty days, he said.
Al Rankin was delegated by Pres
ident Sweek to represent the club
at a meeting of the Wallula Cut-Off
association in Walla Walla on the
28th, with authority of representa
tion also granted other members
who may accompany Mr. Rankin.
The Wallula cut-off is of interest to
the local club as it is a link in a
proposed cross-state route of which
the Heppner-Spray road is a part,
the completion of which will entitle
the route to receive additional fed
eral road funds.
D. A. Wilson and Walter Moore,
program committee for the day,
provided a lively program full of
interest, a feature of which was a
"third degree" act by "Professor"
Moore in which he quizzed various
members as to their street and
house address, and other vital sta
tistics which resulted in fines being
assessed on each by Hollis Bull,
special tailtwister.
Members Make Reports
In response to request of the com
mittee C. J. D. Bauman reported on
the state convention of sheriffs at
tended in Portland last week end;
Vawter Crawford told of the Ga
zette Times winning the Sigma Del
ta Chi loving cup for the best all
round country newspaper in the
state, and Paul Marble reported his
attendance at the annual conven
tion of power company represenr
tatives in Portland last week. Al
Rankin gave a short talk on hotel
operation, as a special number.
Special musical numbers were vio
lin solos by Mrs. Carl Cason, and
vocal solos by Ben Chrisman, with
Mrs. W. R. Poulson, accompanist.
Mr. Rankin's talk dwelt especial
ly with the hotel in relationship to
the community. While hotelmen are
always prominent in boosting for
good roads and other enterprises
intended to bring more people and
more trade into the town, they can
not be accused of being wholly sel
fish in taking such a stand, he said
while quoting statistics to show that
out of each tourist dollar left in a
town the hotel gets but 20 cents, res
taurants, 15 cents, and other busi
nesses the remaining 65 cents. He
also pointed out that tourist trade
in the United States has increased
300 per cent in the last ten years,
and has proved a source of income
worth cultivating. To bring it a
town must have good roads leading
into it and something to attract peo
ple over the roads.
Landing Field Advocated
In connection with tourist travel,
Mr. Rankin declared aviation is ev
er becoming a larger factor and
that it behooves towns wishing to
"keep in the swim" to have good
landing fields. While the need may
seem far-fetched at this time, the
development in the next five years
will be a surprise to many people.
One must be able to vision the fu
ture to build wisely, he said.
The hotel business, the ninth larg
est industry in the United States, is
built around a great deal of pride,
affection and other abstract quali
ties linking it up with humanitarian
service and holding those engaged
in it for something more than cold
sheckels, Mr. Rankin said, adding
that if this were not so there would
be little reason for many men re
maining in the "game." A person
ality is reflected in every hostelry,
and if a traveler does not retain
something from a visit to any hotel,
either there is something wrong
with the traveler or the hotel, he
quotetd a leading hotelman and edi
tor as saying.
Hotel management is a game of
merchandising, he said, though dif
fering from store merchandising in
that the hotel has a different sized
stock of goods with which to start
each new day, and still it is the
same old stock of rooms except for
occasional new furnishings and dec
rations. The biggest thing the ho
tel has to sell is service, however,
and it is here where constant striv
ing for betterment is made.
Other members complimented Mr.
Rankin on the type of hotel he
maintains in Heppner, and stressed
the importance of cooperation of
other business men looking to In
creasing business In the town gen
erally. Mr. Wilson introduced another
subject, "Looking into 1931, and
what may be done to make it a bet
ter year than 1U30," which may be
taken up at a later meeting. Chas.
Smith, program chairman, appoint
ed M. L. Case and Vawter Crawford
as the special program committee
for next Monday.