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Volume 48, Number 13.
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Not Possible to Shut Off
Water Coming Below
Gas ; Vein Located.
Location of Water Stratum, Indica
tion of Structure, Lead to Advice
To Drill Next Higher Up.
On finishing his test of the gas
well at Wells Springs, Saturday,
Sam Foster, engineer retained by
the Wells Springs Oli and Gas com
pany, outlined the conditions of the
hole and declared that the best pros
pects are shown for a productive
gas field that he has encountered
anywhere in the northwest. While
the flow of gas from the test well
is large, Foster did not recommend
going to the expense necessary to
shut off the water in this hole, ad
vising rather the drilling of another
hole higher up and shutting out the
water from the start. In this way
the gas may be brought in free of
the water, he .said.
In making his test of the well,
Foster used a packer and trap. The
packer is an enlongated rubber in
strument which can be made to fit
tightly against the walls of the hole
so as to hold the water above it. The
center of the packer is fixed so that
tubing may be screwed into it to
allow water or gas which may be
below to come through. The trap,
as the name indicates, is a jacket
placed over the top of the tubing to
catch the gas.
Finds Two Veins of Water.
At the time the well was tested
it had been cased down only 27
feet. With a reduced pipe Foster
went down to a depth of 150 feet
where the first water was struck.
With the packer set at this depth
the mixture of gas and water came
through in the same proportion as
before the packer was set, showing
that the gas was coming from be
low this vein of water. At 320 feet
a crevice was entered and more
water encountered. The packer
was set just above this crevice,
shutting out everything from above,
and practically no gas came
through with the water, indicating
that the gas was coming into the
well somewhere between the 320
and 150 foot levels. The packer was
again moved and set about half way
between the two levels and lota of
gas came through with the water.
The formation at this point Is real
gas sand, Foster said.
To shut off the water below the
packer from the gas it would be
necessary to put a concrete bridge
above the crevice and below the
gas sand. Placing of such a bridge
would be quite expensive and it is
. doubtful if It could be made to hold.
Foster advised, as the formation
there is spongy and considerably
cracked up. His advice to drill an
other hole was given for this rea
son, and other facts which his test
also brought out.
Formation Desc,rlled.
The present hole was drilled in a
dip between two hills right Into the
heart of historic Wells Springs. It
is, however, on the top of a knoll of
In completing his test, Foster set
his packer so as to completely shut
off the first vein of water encoun
tered at 150 feet. It was left un
touched for eight hours. When it
was removed the water shot up to
a consdiorable height and flooded
the ground all about, running over
the road some distance away and
making a large mud hole. This
showed that when the water was
held back a pressure was created.
This pressure was caused by the
water being backed up on cither
side of the well and Indicated that
the strata ' carrying the water dip
ped from both sides toward the
This Is the reason for the water
coming out at the spot in the first
place, Foster said. And as It boil
ed up it brought out the sand wnicn
through millions of years had form
ed the mound on top of which the
well was drilled.
K.xplulns Drilling Advice.
Foster has learned through years
of drilling experience that there Is
a certain uniformity in the earth's
structure, and that the contours of
the various strata retain a fixed re
lationship. Therefore, he says, that
as the water vein runs upward on
either side of the well, It Is natural
to suppose that the stratum con
taining, the gas also runs upward
and that it may be found on the
hill approximately the same dis
tance below the water vein as Is in
dicated In the present hole. This
being the case, it would be possible
to drill on the hill without being
bothered by the water, as the water
would drain away from the well,
and the gas would be brought In
at the same or less depth.
H. G. Harris of Osago, Wyoming,
a veteran driller who was In charge
of production for the Standard Oil
company for seventoen years and
held a like position with the Union
Oil company for three years, visited
the well Friday evening In company
with Foster. Harris also declared
the Wells Springs prospect to be as
good as he had seen in the north
Foster and Harris both declared
the Wells Springs hole to be Ideal'
4-H Club Winners Leave
For School at Corvallis
Mrs. Algott Lundell, leader of
Gooseberry 4-H club, Is chaperoning
the Morrow county 4-H club cham
pions who will spend two weeks at
the 4-H summer school at Oregon
State college. The party took the
train at Messner on Sunday to ar
rive in Corvallis that night Two
special coaches were on number 19
when It arrived at Messner, and
these carried the club winners from
other part of eastern Oregon. The
Morrow county contingent was
made a special rate of $7.50 to Cor
vallis and return by the Union Pa
cini railroad and this enabled all
the winners to take in the summer
Those going from the county are
Boyd Redding of Eight Mile, poul
try; Joe Stevens of Heppner, gar
den;; Billie Markham of Irrigon,
cooking; Clarence Frederickson of
Irrigon, calf, scholarship presented
by Farmers &, Stockgrowers Na
tional bank of Heppner; Bessie Wil
son of Irrigon, sewing; LaVerne Ba
ker of Boardman, homemaking;
Francine King of Boardman, sheep,
scholarship presented by First Na
tional bank of Heppner.
The Lexington grange will hold
its regular meeting Saturday, June
20. The lecturer will not present
her usual program, and Instead will
be initiation into the third and
fourth degrees. The Lexington
grange is making preparations for
the Morrow County Pomona to be
held June 27.
On Saturday Miss Mildred San-
ford accompanied her uncle, Mr. J.
C. West, to his home in Salem
where she will visit for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and
daughter, Louise, returned home on
Saturday from Milton-Freewater
where they had been visiting Mr.
Oliver Thompson, Mrs. Hunt's bro
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Devine are
spending the week attending the
state grange convention at Medford.
Miss Naomi McMillan, who has
been visiting her aunt and uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan of
Cherryville, returned home on Sat
urday. Mr. McMillan accompanied
his niece to Lexington and return
ed to Cherryville on Monday.
Mrs. Charles Pierson and son Tad
of Moscow, Ida., have been visiting
during the past week with her mo
ther, Mrs. Sarah Thornburg. They
departed for their home in Moscow
on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray White of Oak
land, Cal., are visiting friends and
relatives at Lexington.
On Sunday the Lexington town
baseball team defeated the team
from Boardman. The score was
13-7. Battery for Lexington was
Palmer and Beach.
Miss Cort Johnson of Oakland,
Cal., has been visiting with Miss
Opal Leach. She is a former Lex-
ngton girl and now holds a position
in Oakland. Prior to her visit at
Lexington she was visiting with
friends and relatives in Gresham
and Portland. Miss Johnson and
Miss Leach motored to Arlington
on Tuesday morning from which
place Miss Johnson will leave for
On Thursday evening of last week
Mrs. Earl Warner and son Vernon
and daughter Peggy, and Mrs. J.
McMillan and Mrs. George Broad
ley returned to their home In Lex
ington. They enjoyed a visit with
relatives in Elk River, Idaho, and
Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. Sarah White has returned
home from Hermiston where she
has been visiting with her Son, Ger
ald White. While there Mrs. White
and Mrs. Gerald White motored to
Dayton, Wash., to visit Mrs. Sarah
White's daughter, Mrs. Lee Gil
braith. Miss Ruth Dinges left for Port
land on Saturday morning where
she will visit friends and relatives.
Laurel Rhul, Merritt Gray and
Llewellyn Evans spent the week
end fishing on the Potamus river.
The boys report a good catch of
Considerable damage was done
last Saturday when a Aire swept
over a large raea of country north
of Lexington. Many acres of grass
Innd were burned and portions of
several wheat fields. The real or
igin of the fire was not known.
Volunteer fire fighters were called
from Lexington and the surround
ing community. A large number
Orlow and Randall Martin, Keith
Gentry and Wlnford Duvall spent
Sunday fishing in the mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilcox and
small daughter Patricia Ann spent
the week end visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilcox.
Charles returned to his station In
the mountains on Monday and Mrs.
Wilcox will visit at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. All
stott of Rhea creek.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson and
son Kenneth and daughter Marcella
left Tuesday morning for Hubbard
where they will visit at the home
of Mr. Jackson's parents.
Misses Mary and Patricia Mona
han were visiting at the home of
MIhs Mae Gentry on Sunday.
For Sale 15-foot Holt steel Com
bine; has cut about 1000 acres; good
condition and a bargain. See Frank
Shlvely. 10-15p.
ly situated as a test hole to show
the water and gns veins, saying
that It was easily worth $25,000 for
the gas it will produce and the in
formation It has given.
Another Morrow county pioneer
was summoned by death when An
drew J. Cook answered the final
summons at his home in south
Heppner on Friday, June 5. He
came to eastern Oregon as a young
man, and for more than 40 years
has resided In and near Heppner.
For a great many years he follow
ed sheepraising, and as a young
man he was engaged in ranching,
also following sheepshearing for
many seasons when the profession
was carried on with blades, and
reached the distinction of being one
of the fastest shearers in this part
of the country. Some thirty years
ago Mr. Cook bought property In
Heppner, and his home has been
made here since. Death was the re
sult of heart trouble, from which
Mr. Cook had suffered for a long
time. Funeral services were held
in I. O. O. F. hall this city, Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock, wtih Rev.
Glen P. White of the Methodist
church officiating and interment
followed in Masonic cemetery,
Phelps Funeral Home In charge.
Andrew Jackson Cook was born
August 12, 1853, in the state of New
Jersey, and departed this life June
5, 1931 at his home in Heppner,
aged 77 years, 9 months and 23
days. In 1879 he was married to
Sarah Johnson in California and
they came to Oregon in 1884, locat
ing in the eastern part of the state.
He is survived by his wdiow and
one son, George. Mr. Cook was a
member of the Woodmen of the
Alfred E. Bates, for a number of
years a resident of Heppner, passed
away suddenly In this city Friday.
He was found sitting at the table
and had apparently been taken with
heart failure after eating his noon
lunch. He had been at work in the
timber, and becomnig ill was
brought to town, and W. F. Mahrt
stepped In Friday evening to see
how he might be getting along,
when he found bim as stated above.
Mr. Bates was a native of Nebraska
where he was born April 12, 1875
and died June 5, 1931, aged 56 years,
1 month and 23 days. He came
to Oregon in 1892 and lived in Un
ion county some years, then came
to Morrow county where he made
his home since at Hardman and
Heppner. He was unmarried and
is survived by two brothers, M. A.
Bates of Portland and Oliver Bates
of Bend. Funeral servcles were
held at the I. O. O. F. cemetery in
Hardman at 2 o'clock Monday, Rev.
Glen P. White of Heppner officiat
ing, and arrangements in charge of
Phelps Funeral Home.
Lana Alferetta Deos was born
March 21, 1850, at Yale, Michigan,
and departed this life at the family
home at Willows, Oregon, June 5,
1931, aged 81 years, 2 months and
15 days. Her maiden name was
Lana Alferetta McMartin. In her
early twenties she was married to
John F. Deos and shortly follow
ing their marriage Mr. and Mrs.
Deos moved west. They were pio
neer residents of Morrow county,
living for many years In the north
end of the county where Mr. Deos
secured land near Wells Springs.
They later moved to Willows, set
tling near the mouth of Willow
creek where they continued to re
side for a period of over 30 years.
Mr. Deos died about a year ago.
The surviving members of the fam
ily are one son, J. F. Deos and one
daughter, Rosetta Sarrard, both of
Willows, and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the
Episcopal church in Heppner on
Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m., Rev. B.
Stanley Moore officiating and Inter
ment was In Masonic cemetery
with Phelps Funeral Home direct
The death of Abner Cantwell of
Mt. Vernon occurred at the hospital
here last Saturday evening. He had
been ill in the hospital for over a
month and his death was due to a
stroke of paralysis. Mr. Cantwell
who was about 65 or 70 years of
age, lived in Prairie about 30 years
ago. From here he moved to Mt.
Vernon where he bought a small
ranch and lived there until his re
cent Illness.
He is survived by a brother and
two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wright,
Heppner, and Mrs. Lottie Brown
Walla Walla, Wash. He was never
married. Funeral services were
held at Prairie City. Grant County
Journal, Prairie City.
Oregon State College. Corvallis,
June 10 Rod Thomson of Heppner
is one of the 23 freshman baseball
players here recommended for nu
merals to the board of athletic con
trol by Les Avrlt, coach. The fresh
man team won five of the seven
games played, splitting even with
the University of Oregon frosh in
a four-game series. Thomson play
ed first base for the rooks and Is
expected to make a strong bid for
this position on the varsity next
A change In managers for the
Tum-A-Lum Lumber company is
announced fro Heppner, Albert Ad
kins, who has ben in charge of the
yards ncre for a number of years,
resigning, and Earl Eskelson of
Lexington appointed to the place
taking charge tomorrow. He has
been manager of the Lexington
yaras ror tne past few years.
Bevy of Errors Responsi
ble for Heppner's 10
Scores to R-B's 6.
Visiting Pitcher Gives Plenty of
Trouble"; Sneeve Clouts Homer
And Thomson Two-Bagger.
Pitcher Phifer from Rufus-Bla-lock
is one of the best heavers In
the Wheatland baseball league. He
showed plenty of stuff Sunday when
he let the Heppner boys in for only
six hits when the R-B gang met the
locals on Rodeo field. His team
mates piled up 11 errors and allow
ed Heppner 10 runs which were
sufficient to give Heppner the game
as the R-B boys tallied but six
times. On earned runs the visitors
had the game won 2-1.
Mr. Phifer did let himself in for
a little trouble, however, by walk
ing six batsmen, four of whom scor
ed. There were strikeouts aplenty
with Phifer whiffing 9, Wilcox 7
and Gentry 6. Gentry went into
the box in the sixth.
Heppner's scores were all made in
the first four inings, two in the
first, six in the second, one in the
third and one in the fourth. Ru-fus-Blalock's
scores came one in the
thrid, four in the sixth and one in
the eighth. Her earned runs were
made on a home run by Sneeve, and
by V. West who tallied on Phifer's
hit in the sixth after taking first
base on a clean bingle. Thomson
made the only earned run for Hepp
ner in the first inning when he
knocked a double-bagger, stole
third and scored on Correl's sacri
fice fly to left field.
Next Sunday Heppner plays its
last league game at home when
Arlington, the league-leaders, come
here. This should be one of the
very best games, as Manager Mc
Crady is preparing to give the Riv
er boys a tough tussle.' A week
from Sunday Heppner closes the
league season at Fossil.
Box score and summary:
H. Gentrv. s 5 1112 1
Crawford, 1 1 2 0 10 0
Hayes, r 1 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson, 1 5 2 2 4 0 1
Correll, e 3 1 1 14 1 0
Turner, m 4 0 0 2 0 0
Bucknum. 3 3 10 3 10
Robertson, 2 5 1 2 2 2 2
Anderson, r ....... 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ferguston, r-1 3 110 0 1
R. Gentry, p 1 0 0 0 6 0
Wilcox, p 3 0 0 0 8 0
34 lu d It 20 6
Cyrus, m 5 0 12 11
tsartiemay, 1 , 4 1110 0
Kirby, l a 0 3 7 0 1
Leach, c 5 0 1 8 3 1
Sneeve. 2 4 113 0 4
Vertrees, s 5 13 0 13
V. West. 3 5 1 2 2 3 0
West, r 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Bartlemay, r 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Bnrttemay. r 1 0 0 0 0 0
Phifer, p 3 2 2 1 10 0
41 6 14 24 18 11
Umpires. Haves and Fouts: scorer.
F. J. Doherty. Earned runs, R-B 2.
Henimer 1: first base on balls off Wil
cox 0, off Gentry 0. off Phifer 6: left on
bases. Hennner K. R-B 10: wild nitrhes
Phifer 2; first base on errors. Heppner
10. R-B 3; two base hits, Phifer, Thom
son; home run. Sneeve: struck out by
Wilcox 7. by Gentry 6. by Phifer 9; hit
by pucner. Bartlemay. sneeve.
Mrs. Turner's Pupils
Presented in Recital
The piano pupils of Mrs. J. O.
Turner were presented in recital at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Turner on Monday evening, and
those who attended were delighted
with the performance, which re
vealed the fact that the pupils were
possessed of musical talent that is
being well developed. Following the
program, the guests were served
with punch and wafers. The pro
gram follows:
Duett, "Alumni Reunion," Anabel
and Jeanette Turner; "Spanish Gyp
sy Dance" (Mowry), "Melody"
(Dawes), Elaine Sigsbee; "Little
Waltz" (Schubert), "Happy Farm
er" (Schuman), duet. Jimmy Gem
mell; Duett, "Qui Vive" (Ganz),
Jeanette Turner, Mrs. Turner;
"Minuett" (Beethoven), "Second
Valsc" (Godard), "Chnrmantl" (Gro-
ton, Anabel Turner; musical read
ing, "The End of the Road" (Harry
Lauder), Mrs. P. M. Gemmell; "Fai
ry Bells" (Streabbog), "Lavendar
and Lace" (Williams), Frances
Rugg; "Polish Danco" (Scharmen
ka), "The Rosary" (Nevln), Velma
Huston; "Loves Dream" (Liszt),
Jeanette Turner; Duett March,
Velma Huston, Frances Rugg.
The attendance at the teachers
examinations, begun Wednesday at
the court house, consists of one ap
plicant only, Mrs. Lester White of
Lexington. In the absence of Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, county school super
intendent, who Is 111 at her home In
Heppner, Mrs. Lilian Turner Is con
ducting the examination, and is also
temporarily in charge of the super
intendent's office. Prospective tea
chers mostly attend the state nor
mals these days, hence the slight
attendance at the county examina
tions. Mrs. Ellis HonricUson and son
Alvln arrived on Sunday from their
home at San Leancli'o, Calif., and
are visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Jeff Jones, parents of Mrs.
Mrs. George Frank was given a
happy surprise Wednesday after
noon, June 3, when several of her
friends came to remind her that
another year had rolled around and
it was again her birthday anniver
sary. The little party was planned
and carried out by her four daugh
ters who proved themselves to be
kindly hostesses. Conversation,
games and music made the after
noon pass quickly. Delicious re
freshments consisting of sandwich
es, fruit salad, cake and punch
were served by the four daughters,
Mrs. Lloyd King, Mrs. Hobert
Helms, Mrs. Henry Rowell and Miss
Hazel Frank. Mrs. Frank was the
recipient of many beautiful pre
sents. Guests present were Mrs.
Sam Hatch and daughter, Barbara
Ann, Mrs. M. R. Morgan, Mrs. Paul
Balsiger, Mrs. Walter Eubanks,
Mrs. Leonard Larson and daughter
Shirley, Mrs. Ray Robinson, Miss
Miriam Hale, Mrs. Laxton McMur
ray and Mrs. Frank's six grandchil
dren, Lauretta and Iris King, Billy
and Hazel May Helms and David
and Edith May Rowell.
Ralph Harris returned the mid
dle of last week from a trip to Cor
vallis and Portland. While in Cor
vallis he was a guest at the home
of his niece, Mrs. M. E. Woodcock.
People from far and near gather
ed at the H. E. Cool ranch on Wil
low creek for the 4-H club picnic
Sunday. It is estimated that two
hundred people were in attendance.
A very interesting program was
carried out, and the day was alto
gether a happy one. The children
were served with ice cream, a gift
from Sheriff Bauman of Heppner.
Mr. Wood, master of Olex grange,
extended to the friends here, a cor
dial invitation to attend the Olex
4-H Calf club annual picnic to be
held on Rock creek next Sunday.
The Cecil hall was the scene of a
jolly gathering Saturday night
when Willows grangers held their
old time fiddlers' contest. There
were five contestants, Harry Peter
son, Oliver Kincaid, Harry Yarnell,
Emmet Botts and Oscar Lundell.
Emmet Botts and Oscar Lundell ti
ed for first place in the first per
formance and were forced to play
again, resulting in Emmet Botts
being given first place and Oscar
Lundell second. The judges were
Mr. Spaulding and Mayor Montague
of Arlington, Lee Howell, Gladys
Drake ad Llnea Troedson of lone.
Following the contest an old time
dance was enjoyed and supper was
served. A capacity house was In
The Masonic brothers entertained
the ladies of the Eastern Star and
other invited guests Wednesday
evening, June 3. The gentlemen
were genial hosts and the evening
was indeed a pleasant one. Straw
berries, ice cream and cake' were
served. This is an annual affair.
A special meeting of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary was held at
the Blain Blackwell home Tuesday
afternoon, June 2. At this time
Mrs. Catherine Belcher of The Dal
les, state committee woman, paid
her official visit. She was accom
panied by Mrs.' Esther Kuebel, also
of The Dalles. Before coming here
the ladies had held a similar meet
ing in Condon, nad from lone went
to Heppner for an evening meeting.
At the close of ah interesting ses
sion, Mrs. Blackwell served orange
sherbet, wafers and coffee to her
George Kitching of Morgan re
turned Saturday to his home after
a few weeks spent at St Martins
Springs, Wash., where he was re
ceiving treatment for sciatic rheu
matism. He is much improved In
Banker Reisacker and his wife
of Condon were dinner guests Sun
day at the Park hotel.
Fred Buchanan and Orran Grabil
were doing jury duty in Heppner
this week.
Mrs. Hal O. Ely and Miss Edith
Ely returned Sunday morning from
Portland. Miss Ely is recovering
rapidly from her recent operation.
Mr. Ely came home Saturday morn
ing. Charley Dane returned to lone
Saturday after a week spent In
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Grabill re
turned home Saturday. They had
been enjoying a pleasant visit In
Baker at the homes of their daugh
ters, Mrs. Earl Wright and Mrs. Ed
mond Bristow.
Mrs. J. W. Howk and son Alan
went to Portland last Thursday, re
turning Saturday.
Francis Ely, Charley O'Conner
and John Ray spent last week
camping in the mountains up Wil
low creek. The boys report a plea
sant time.
Mrs. Dwlght Misner is in attend
ance at the state grange meeting
at Medford this week. She left Sun
day, making the trip by train.
John Botts, who is assisting with
the haying at Boardman, spent Sun
day with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffith and
four children, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Howk and son, and Miriam Hale
were Sunday dinner guests at the
Krebs home at Cecil.
A truck driven by Louis Ball col
lided with a car driven by Ralph
Gibson Sunday on the highway near
McNabb warehouse. No one was
injured, but both truck and car
were badly damaged.
Mrs. Henry V, Smouse was hos.
tess to the Women's Topic club Sat
urday afternoon at her north of
lone ranch home. Good Literature
was the subject under discussion
and an Interesting program was
presented. Strawberry shortcake
and iced tea were served to the
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Health Work, Fiddlers
Contest Talked by Lions
Discussion of the benefits of coun
ty health nurse work claimed much
of the time of the Lions club Mon
day. C. W. Smith, county agent,
reported much interest In the crow
magpie contest and In the old-time
fiddlers' contest among people of
the outlying districts. Rhea Creek,
Willows and Irrigon granges have
chosen their representatives for the
finals in the fiddlers' contest to be
held In Heppner under the sponsor
ship of th Lions sometime in the
near future. Definite arrangements
for this event have not been made,
but it is expected that all will be
"set" shortly.
Lions who expresed themselves in
regard to the health nurse work
were enthusiastic for Its retention.
Numerous incidents of the benefits
so far obtained were cited, espe
cially in connection with school
work. No action was taken In re
gard to the matter, but the Lions
as active sponsors of the health
work and largely instrumental In
its resurrection here, feel somewhat
keenly about letting it go backward
after making such a good start.
Next week the club will hold its
annual election of officers, nomina
tions having been held two weeks
Enjoyable Program Held
For Joint Womens Meet
On last Thursday at 12 o'clock
the Woman's club and the Wool
Growers auxiliary held their Great
er Oregon meeting at the fair pav
ilion where they enjoyed a pot luck
dinner. The program as announced
in last week's issue of this paper
was carried out with slight changes,
the theme of which was, of course,
"a greater Oregon,"' and short talks
were delivered as follows: sheep,
Mrs. W. P. Mahoney; hogs, Mrs. D.
E. Gllman; fruit, Mrs. T. J. Hum
phreys; paper and pulp, Mrs. Wal
ter Moorej- lumber, Mrs. E. E.
Clark; mining ,Mrs. E. W. Gordon;
fishing, Mrs. W. J. Beamer; manu
facturing, Mrs. J. G. Barratt; work
done by T. B. association, Miss Ed
ith Stallard; miscellaneous Indus
tries, Mrs. Arthur McAtee; grain,
Mrs. F. W. Turner; musical num
bers were given by Mrs. Walter
Moore, Mrs. C. W. Smith, Miss Vir
ginia Dix, Mrs. J. O. Turner and
the Misses Patricia and Mary Mon-
At this meeting the newly elected
president of the Woman's club, Mrs.
t. w. Turner, assumed her duties.
She announced her program com
mittee for the year: Mrs. Bert Ma
son, chairman, Mrs. Paul Marble,
Mrs. Earl Grodon, Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner and Mrs. Glen Jones. The reg
ular meetings of the club will be
resumed on the second Monday in
What man will come forward and
say he is opposed to paying 17
cents on a thousand dollars of as
sessed valuation of his property to
support a health nurse who will see
that the children are not to go
through life with a defect which
can be corrected when found in
early life, and then turn around
and spend five or ten times the am
ount for candy, tobacco or some
similar luxuries he would be bet
ter off without? Sickness is the
most expensive business we have
to deal with; to economize on pre
ventive medicine is proved by stat
istics, which will show, is the great
est extravagance we know of. What
would our children think of us if
they were defective and learned
when they grew up that their defect
could have been corrected to norm
al but it was neglected because we
were not willing to pay 17 cents for
this service, and yet thoughtlessly
spend the amount and more every
day for smoking tobacco, ice cream,
candy, etc. These are questions we
must ask ourselves. We often say
things and do things when we do
not realize how far reaching they
may be. When times are hard we
must economize, and to prevent
sickness is economy in its best
Morrow County Health
One hundred and twelve 4-H club
members gathered at the artesian
well grounds at the forks of Willow
creek for the big picnic held there
on Thursday, May 28, under the
direction of C. W. Smith, county
agent, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, school
superintendent and Miss Edith Stal
lard, county nurse, assisted by club
leaders. Club demonstrations were
put on and a big picnic dinner was
enjoyed, the day being a pronounc
ed success. On Sunday another
picnic was held at the Harry Cool
ranch below lone and was attended
by 187 club members with their
directors. Further demonstration
work was put on showing advance
ment made by the various clubs
during the year. The day was great
ly enjoyed by all who attended and
the dinner spread was a pronounc
ed feature of the occasion.
For the kindly sympathy and
generous assistance of friends and
neighbors In the loss of husband
and father, and the many beautiful
floral offerings, we are sincerely
Mrs. Sarah Cook,
George Cook.
Mrs. T. J. Humphreys departed
on Monday for Portland and other
points, to spend a few weeks of va
cation. She was accompanied by
Bud Benton, who was on his way to
visit at Salem.
Lexington Athletic Field
Scene of Organization
Tomorrow Afternoon.
Team to Compete In State Match
For Right of National Repre
sentation; All Boys Wanted.
A call to baseball arms has been
issued by the American Legion
posts of Heppner and Tone. This
call is for the assembling of all
youths of Morrow county, under 17
years, to meet on the athletic field
of the Lexington public school, Fri
day, June 12, at 5 o'clock p. m. At
this time the Legion posts will or
ganize the Morrow County Ameri
can Legion Junior club to represent
the county in the 6th district try-
outs. The 6th district Is composed
of Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and
Wheeler counties.
The Morrow county club will take
part in the elimination contests of
the district and the district cham
pions will then participate in the
state elimination contests. The
state has been divided Into eight
districts. The Oregon champions
will then enter the northwest con
ference and battle against Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana. The
winner of this series will then en
ter the national finals.
According to Commander C. W.
Smith of the 6th district, the Mor
row county legions expect to put
a strong team in the field. "We
have some splendid material here
in the county," says- Commander
Smith, "and we want these boys on
hand tomorrow afternoon. Here Is
a splendid chance for our boys to
do some traveling, have the time of
their lives, and give our county a
lot of valuable advertising. No lad
can participate in these contests ,
who has reached the age of 17 years
on June 30. This rule Is rigidly
enforced and we do not want any
trouble from over age."
The Morrow county posts are
sponsoring the club and will lend
every possible assistance to the
players. The selection of a team
will be made tomorrow afternoon,
and because of this fact the spon
sors are desirous of having an un
usually large attendance. Every
boy in the county under 17 who
thinks he can play baseball is re
quested to put in an appearance.
Representatives of the Legion posts
will be on hand to handle all mat
ters of organization and selection
of players.
Two Morrow Dairy Herds
On National Honor Roll
For a number of years Fred
Reiks, one of the original settlers
on the Irrigon project, has been de
veloping a dairy herd and has re
ceived recognition from the Nation
al Dairy association, getting the
certificate placing his herd of nine
cows on the national honor roll.
This certificate is issued upon the
herd reaching an average yearly
production of 300 pounds of butter
fat per cow, and the nine cows of
Mr. Rieks averaged 312.2 pounds
per head during the past year.
Another Morrow county herd to
reach this distinction and receive
the honor roll certificate was that
of Mrs. Harry Cool of lone. Mrs.
Cool's herd consists of 15 animals
that made an average of 307.1
pounds of butter fat According to
C. W. Smith, county agent, both
these herds have made a fine show
ing and their butter fat production
has been profitable to the owners.
Thursday morning County Agent
Smith received these additional dip
loma awards, which are exceptional
and add further prestige to the pro
ductivity of Morow county dairy
C. W. Acock of Irrigon, seven
cows with yearly production aver
age of 402.8 pounds of butterfat.
R. V. Jones, Irrigon, eight cows,
yearly production average of 341.9
pounds of butterfat
A. E. Porter, Boardman, 26 cows,
yearly production average of 308.2
pounds of butterfat.
These records are outstanding,
especially that made by the Porter
herd, because of its size.
Miss Cecile E. Stevens, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Wes Stevens of
Hardman, became the bride of El
mer E. Musgrave at Portland on
June 1. The couple left immediate
ly following the ceremony for a
honeymoon at Seaside and Willam
ette valley points, and after spend
ing a week, they arrived at Hard
man on Monday on their way to
the ranch of Mr. Musgrave, their
future home. The bride has been
a successful teacher for a number
of years, and recently closed her
work In the Joseph G. Wilson school
at The Dalles. She was a graduate
of Heppner high school, class of '19
and then received her teacher train
ing at the Bellingham normal of
Washington. The bridegroom Is
the son of E. E. Musgrave of lower
Rhea creek, a respected citizen and
successful ranchman of the Hard
man community, which joins In
wishing the young couple much suc
cess and a happy wedded life.