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Swap With Round-Up Ar
ranged; Insures Wild
Bucking Broncs.
Many Prizes to be Offered; All
Committees Hard at Work for
Celebration, Sept S-4-5.
Miss Margaret Becket comely
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Becket fo Eight Mile, will rule over
Heppner's rodeo Sept. 8-4-5, as
Queen Margaret I, rodeo headquar
ters making the announcement this
week. Queen Margaret's entourage
was left for her own selection.
Like all queens of the past,
Queen Margaret is a product of the
west, the glamorous life of which
she will hold reign over during its
vivid portrayal the three days of
rodeo. A capable equestrienne, and
possessed of a charming personal
ity, her regime over the annual fall
cowboy celebration, plans for
which have been rapidly progress
ing, should prove popular, Indeed.
Along with the selection of the
queen, the rodeo commission has
announced an exchange arrange
ment with the Pendleton Roud-Up
whereby the local string of buck
ing horses will be used at the
world's most famous wild-west ex
hibition the week end preceding
rodeo, August 27-28-29, and in re
turn horses from the round-up
string will be brought to Heppner
for use in the rodeo. President
McNamer believes this to be an
ideal arrangement, Insuring the
toughest mustang competition
available to test the ability of as
piring champion buckaroos in the
three-day bucking contest, the fin
als of which will be staged on Sat
urday. Old Cars Featured.
The rodeo parade committee has
also been busy and announces that
prizes will be offered for various
entries in the largest rodeo parade
ever staged, to be held Saturday,
the final day. Substantial cash
prizes will be given for first, sec
ond and third best floats entered
by organizations, with any organ
ization of any nature in the county
elegible to compete.
In addition a large number of
cash and merchandise prizes have
been volunteered by business
houses and Individuals of Heppner.
This list may be added to. It in
cludes so far: $5 in merchandise by
Wilson's for best dressed cowboy;
$5 in merchandise by J. C. Penney
Co., for best dressed cowgirl; $5
cash by Dr. C. W. Barr for best
decorated automobile; $2.50 cash
by Wise Bros, bakery for second
best decorated car; kodak and roll
of films by Gordon's for first place
entry in pet parade; $2.50 cash by
John Anglin for best all-round
clown; $2.50 cash by Vaughn &
Goodman for the oldest Buick car;
$2.50 cash by Ferguson Motor Co.
for oldest Chevrolet car; $2.50 cash
by Vinton Howell for oldest Ford
car; $2.50 cash by Pat Mollahan
for oldest car, any make other than
Buick, Chevrolet or Ford. It is
stipulated that In the "old car" en
tries the driver and any other occu
pants of the car must be attired in
the mode of the year In which the
car was made.
To Give Information.
Donors of prizes for the different
parade entries were named as su
perintendents of their particular
division of the parade, and anyone
wishing information of any kind
concerning any particular kind of
entry should get In touch with the
respective superintendent.
If the efforts of the parade com
mittee bear the fruition deserved,
there is no doubt but what Satur.
day's parade will far exceed any
parade ever before seen in Hepp
Attractive posters were put out
this week by the advertising com
mittee, premium lists are available
from L. L. Gilliam, secretary, and
with the assistance of the Geo. T,
Scott Greater shows, Bob Fletch
er's Round-Up orchestra for the
dance music and the Heppner all
school band, there should be e
"great time In the old town" Sep
tember 3-4-5.
Wm. McDonald, well known flock
tender who has been spending
some time In Heppner, was the vic
tim of an accident Sunday evening.
Just exactly what happened Is not
known, but the victim says he was
hit by a car while asleep in the
road. Both bones of his right leg
were broken below the knee. He
crawled to the Alex Wilson room
lng house, and a doctor was sum
Saturday matinee at the Star
theater has been discontinued until
further notice, according to B. G.
Slgsbee, manager. Sunday matin
ees will continue to be held as us
ual with the doors opening at
o'clock. The matinee last Sunday
was not held' because of the films
being delayed. Doors now open at
7:30 for the evening showings, with
pictures starting at 7:45.
Mrs. Maggie Hunt returned home
Friday from a visit fo two weeks
at Seattle and vicinity,
Early Morning Blaze Takes $2000
In Personal Effects; Owner
Loses Residence, Furniture.
Fire destroyed the residence of
Mrs. Lillie Cochran and personal
effects of the Harry Tamblyn fam
ily early Monday morning. The
residence on South Court street, be
ing rented by the Tamblyns, caught
fire about 5 o'clock, presumably
from a faulty flue. Mr. Tamblyn
built a fire In the range to heat wa
ter for wash day and had returned
to bed when the smoke and flames
from the kitchen aroused them. An
alarm was turned in, but by the
time the water was turned on; the
fire was out of control, and none
of the contents were saved except
for such clothes as the family
could grab on their way out.
The heat was intense for a time,
and It was necessary to throw wa
ter on the Orve Rasmus residence
adjoining to keep it from catching
Personal effects of the Tamblyns
lost Included a radio, electric re
frigerator, chlnaware, clothing and
ther articles that would aggregate
more than $2000 In value. They
had no" insurance. Mrs. Cochran's
loss included the house and much
furniture, the total value of which
was several thousand dollars. It is
thought by her friends that she
carried insurance. She was noti
fied at Rockaway.
Valiant effort was made by the
volunteer fire fighters who respond
ed to the alarm, but the lack of ef
ficient organization was the sub
ject of much comment because of
the slowness in getting to the fire
and the apparent lack of director
Mr. and Mrs. Tamblyn, Harry
and Peggy, found immediate refuge
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Thomson across the street, and
have since been busy arranging
their living accommodations, while
being not a little inconvenienced
through loss of personal effects.
Harry, Jr., found much joy on
discovering his bicycle in the base
ment had survived the fire, run-
able with repairs.
Response to the fire alarm Tues
day morning was lively, with mem
ory of the disastrous Are of the
day previous still fresh In the
minds of Heppner folk. The con
flagration for which the alarm was
sounded proved to be a small grass
fire adjacent to the city reservoir
on the cemetery hill. There was no
property damage.
Do You Remember
The Gazette Times is wondering
how many people living in Morrow
county today remember when
Heppner boasted a daily newspa
per. Back in 1891 "The Daily Hepp
ner Gazette" was a live, hustling
little sheet. It had a 4-column page
and consisted of four pages. True,
it did not live long, but it thrived
while it lived. The merchants were
generous with it and its columns
were filled largely with Items of
sporting interest.
From an issue of June 6, 1891, we
find that Jim Corbett arrived in
Portland. Corbett had just finished
off Peter Jackson, the heavy
weight champion of Australia, and
had come to Portland to fill a the
atrical engagement. The story tells
us that Corbett has always led a
temperate life, that he Is warm
hearted, friendly, carries a merry
twinkle in his eye and wears the
same boyish smile of days before.
'He has filled out wonderfully,"
says the telegraphic report from
Portland. "His arms and legs are
stronger, his face has broadened
out like a Minnesota pumpkin in
an August sun. On surveying his
Apollo-like form one Is impressed
with the hidden possibilities that
yet He dormant In that young man,
and no prophet need fear of Injur
lng his reputation by predicting
that Corbett Is the coming heavy
weight of the world." Corbett was
then 24 years old and later did be
come the heavyweight champion of
the world.
Here is a little item of those
early days which should make the
young people of today realize that
In those dear dead days of dad
and mother folks were sometimes
a little careless In a moral way.
One Item tells about a certain
prominent citizen and business
man who had become a trifle Inti
mate with the town's leading mill
iner. Finally they eloped to other
parts. The Injured wife of the bus
iness man put up a stiff howl and
the paper covered the affair in de
tail. The business man finally
came out of hiding over In Pendle
ton and issued a statement to the
press In which he claimed he had
done nothing wrong; that his wife
had forgiven all when she under
stood. The Gazette printed a story
from the wife claiming she had not
forgiven and Editor Patterson thru
the columns of his paper warned
the erring spouse that "half had
not yet been told." It was a Juicy
bit ol scandal.
The annual race meet was on out
at the Jones track, above town on
Willow creek. The day opened
bright, clear and cool, but by the
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District Attorney Turns
Mathematician for Ben
efit of Taxpayers.
WOULD SAVE $31,432
Where Ax Would Land Not Known;
All Taxes Could be Abolished
By Dismissing Government.
In line with Governor Meier's tax
conservation program, S. E. Notson,
district attorney, took pencil In
hand and calculated how Morrow
county might cut taxes 20 per cent.
His figures show how this might be
done, figuratively speaking, but just
where local government would re
ceive the ax is not plain.
On hearing the governor's pro
posal of a 20 per cent cut in taxes
levied by local tax-levying bodies,
some local people believed the gov
ernor was putting It too mildly;
why not a 50 per cent reduction?
And Mr. Notson says, why stop
there? Do away with all govern
ment and cut out taxes entirely.
All of which explains the why of
taxes. The more we expect govern
ment to do for us, the more we
must expect to pay. In his playful
handling of figures, taken from a
recent county budget, the district
attorney took into account the gov
ernmental purposes for which the
taxes were levied, and the author
ity for such levying.
State Plays a Part.
. He found that out of the total
$246,986 levied by the county bud
get committee, there was a total of
$161,991 that the committee was
helpless to do anything about, this
including items provided for by leg
islative or popular enactment.
There remained $84,995 additional
which the committee levied as be
ing necessary to carry on the coun
ty government. Items over which
the committee had no control, In
Judge, salary $ 1,600
Clerk, salary .
Sheriff, salary
Treasurer, salary
Assessor, salary
Superintendent, salary
County Physician, sal'y
County Schools
High School Tuition
Road Bonds, sinking
Road Bonds, interest
General Roads
Indigent Soldiers
Total $161,991
The committee levied amounts
for purposes stated, as follows:
Clerk's office, deputy
Sheriff's office, deputies
Traveling expense
Tax Collection
Treasurer's office, books
Assessor's office, depu
ties Extension
Field work .
Superintendent's office,
travel expense
Club work
Coroner, mileage
Circuit Court
County Court
Audit of books
Telep hone, stationery,
Indigent Soldiers
Court House, janitor ..
Light and Water
Equipment, etc 1,500
Incidentals 600
Poor 3,000
Widow Pensions 1,500
"Insane 100
Justice Courts :.. 250
District Attorney, ex
County Agent
Tax Rebates
Water Master
"County Nurse
Road Overseers
Official Bonds
Market Roads 15.000
Road Master 2.000
General Roads 27,133
Outstanding Warrants.. 1,000
Total $ 84,995
This amount would be Increased
to $4,400 and be compulsory for lo
cal levying under the governor's
plan of having the county pay for
all charges sent to state instltu
The county retains no nurse
at present.
No Cut In State's Part.
Estimated receipts from other
sources, such as county's share of
automobile license fees, etc., to
tailed $14,225, leaving $70,770 of th
amount over which the committee
had control to be raised by taxa
In his figuring, Mr. Notson de
ducted the $80,000 that must go to
the state from the first total of
$161,991, leaving $81,991. To this he
added the $70,770 (balance after es
Arthur Dake, In Czecho-Slovakia,
Writes Intention to Call on
Dr. and Mrs. Gray.
Arthur Dake, 21-year-old chess
wizard of Portland, now at Prague,
Czecho-Slovakia, participating in a
world tournament, in a card to Dr.
A. B. Gray this week said that he
expected to visit Heppner on his
return home, toicall on his friends,
Dr. and Mrs. Gray. The doctor was
elated over the news, and is look
ing forward with much pleasure to
Mr. Dake's visit.
Dr. Gray, himself a chess player
of no mean ability, finding it diffi
cult to locate any member of the
local" chess and checker club who
can make him extend himself, says
that beyond a doubt young Dake is
the most outstanding player in the
world for his age, and predicts that
the youthful Portlander will some
day hold national, if not interna
tional, championship records.
The tournament at Prague, the
first international match for Dake,
is being participated in by the best
players from 25 nations, and should
prove a valuable experience for the
youth, Dr. Gray believes. Dake ac
companied Frank Marshall, pres
ent United States champion, on the
trip abroad.
While on the subject of chess, the
doctor called attention to the fact
that the Heppner Chess nad Check
er club meets Tuesday and Friday
evenings in the sample rooms at
Hotel Heppner, and the play is
open to anyone interested. A 12
foot table provides ample room for
$91,657 Is Amount This Year, Says
W. H. Guild, O.-W. Superinten
dent on Visit Here. '
Twenty-three percent of the tax
es in Morrow county are paid by
the O.-W. R. & N. company, is the
assertion of W. H. .Guild, superin
tendent of the Oregon division, who
was in Heppner Tuesday evening
accompanied by E. A. Jjtllppel Jr.,
assistant general passenger agent;
J. H. Cunningham, district freight
and passenger agent, and O. I.
Paulson, assistant supervisor of ag
riculture for the company. The
company this year pays into the
coffers of the county $91,657, he
said, making it by far the largest
single taxpayer in the county.
Ur the amount of taxes paid bv
the company, 51 percent goes for
educational purposes, and 21 per
cent into roads, and not a cent of
this tax money goes toward main
taining the company's own roads,
or extension of its lines, which
must be taken care of on the side,
the superintendent asserted, to
show that the railroads are a large
contributing factor to the territory
which they serve. Of the gross
railroad receipts, 8.8 percent goes
nto payment of taxes.
Free pick-up and deliverv service
for freight recently started by the
company here to improve the ser
vice to its patrons, was cited by the
superintendent, in the discussion of
an institutional advertising cam
paign being run in newspapers of
tne state which has for its purpose
acquainting the people with facts
concerning the railroads and why
peopie snouia "snip oy rail."
Local Breed Guernseys
Sold to John Day Man
John Wightman, of Wightman
brothers' "Alfalfa Lawn Dairy"
farm, reports the sale of two bulls
from their herd of purebreds to H.
Hayes of John Day, the end of the
week. Both animals, one yearling
and one six months old. were sired
by blooded stock directly descended
from the greatest Guernsey sire of
all time, says Mr. Wightman, and
bear pedigrees of high rating.
When Mr. Johnson, county agent
of Grant county who accompanied
Mr. Hayes to Hetroner. saw the
pedigrees he immediately told Mr.
Hayes that their search was over,
as it was improbable that nnv
Guernsey stock of higher ratine
could be found in the northwest.
Mr. Wightman is proud of the
improvement his herd has shown
in the past few years through ac
quiring of some of the best animals
obtainable, and it is the ambition
of himself and associates to build
up one of the very finest Guernsey
herds to be found anywhere.
Tests of the value of manure ap
plied to alfalfa, the oldest contlnu
ous experiment carried on at the
Umatilla Branch Experiment sta
tion at Hermiston, show that man
ure applied at eight tons per aero is
more valuable and effective than
when applied at 32 tons. It has also
been proved that the value of man
ure Is not leeched out rapidly, but
is available over a period of years.
timated receipts from other sources
had been deducted from second to
tul), making $152,761.
But In the future the county must
levy for its charges In state Instl
tutlons, so ho added the $4,400 to
got a total of $157,161. Then he de
ducted 20 per cent, or $31,432.
Just a simple matter of mathe.
matlcs. But then, how would you
do it?
Matter to be Placed Be
fore City Council by
Special Committee.
Compensation of Force Advocated
to Keep up Interest; Work of
Emergency Squad Told.
The need for a volunteer fire de
partment in Heppner, made evident
by the fire which consumed the
house of Mrs. Lillie Cochran early
Monday morning, was discussed by
the Lions club at their noon lunch
eon that day. Hearty endorsement
was given to the reestablishment of
such a force and M. L. Case, P. W.
Mahoney and Art Bibby were ap
pointed as a committee to formu
late resolutions to be acted on by
the club next Monday noon, with
the matter to be taken up with the
city coucil that evening.
Mr. Case, who opened the matter
for discussion before the club, de
clared that the city can ill afford
to be without a trained flre-flghting
force. A conservative estimate
would place losses, because of its
lack in past fires, at not less than
$100,000, he said. Certainly it would
be a good investment for the city
to pay the boys in a volunteer
squad a fair compensation for their
services if any considerable propor
tion of such an amount could be
saved. It is a matter that should
have the heartiest cooperation of
all property-holders, he declared.
History of Force Told.
Different members spoke of suc
cessful efforts in the past in organ
izing an efficient force, and also
told of unsuccessful efforts made
at different times in the last few
years. It was brought out that the
city council has been aware of the
need of such a force and had ex
pressed themselves at times as be
ing willing to authorize expenditure
of city money for such a cause if
volunteers could be found to make
up the force.
A notable improvement in the
city fire-fighting force and equip
ment followed the two disastrous
fires of 1918 which took toll run
ning into the thousands of dollars.
It is history that following every
serious fire in the city there has
been a revival of interest in flre
flghting. People soon forget, how
ever, and by the time another bad
fire happens interest has waned
and very little good has been ac
complished, it was brought out
The proposition of compensating
the boys for learning to fight fire
and responding to calls met with
general favor as a possible means
of keeping the force alive.
S. E. Notson, president of the
most recent hose squad functioning
in the city, told of its efficient oper
ation for several years. At that
time much worthwhile instruction
was given by a representative from
the state fire marshal's office. The
state office could again be relied
upon to help instruct an interest
ed group, he believed.
Boys Express Interest
Several young men attended the
Lions meeting to express their will
ingness to volunteer as prospective
members of the force, if organized.
It was thought there would be no
difficulty in getting together a
bunch of good timber for the
John W. Hiatt, chairman of the
club's forest relations committee,
reported that the group of emer
gency forest Are fighters of which
he Is captain had their first chance
to be of service last week. While
the Are, 17 miles above Heppner on
Willow creek, was not serious, it
did threaten to become serious
when the Heppner boys arrived on
the scene. It was out of control of
the few men already there, but was
soon under control with the assist
ance of the emergency crew. Sev
eral of the crew stayed over a day
putting out two spot fires that
might have led to further trouble.
Mark Taylor of Portland, son-in-
law of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston,
and Earl Eskelson responded to
President Smith's introduction
A collision Sunday afternoon of
a bug driven by Quincy Cunning.
ham and a touring car driven by
Erma Schultz, resulted In injuries
to Mary Cunningham, demolished
two wheels on the bug and other
wise wrecked it The touring car
and occupants were unhurt. Miss
Cunningham was riding in the bug
with Quincy Cunningham. The
touring car full of youthful joy
riders was coming off the driveway
at the Heppner Trading company
warehouse, and hooked Into the
bug as it was going down the high
way, causing the bug to somersault
into the ditch. Miss Cunningham
was pinned beneath the car and
was knocked unconscious for half
an hour by a slight concussion of
the brain. Bruises and scratches
were the only other physical In
juries suffered.
Anyone having bottles marked
"Heppner Soda Works" please no
tify Andrew Baldwin at earliest
convenience. He will pick them up
Mrs. Ralph Jackson of Lexington
was shopping in the city yesterday,
Pamphlets May be Secured From
Secretary of State; Examiner's
Schedule Here Given.
An examiner from the secretary
of state's office will be in Heppner
Tuesdays, Aug. 11 and 25, Sept 8
and 22, from 8 a. m. to 12 m., at the
court house for the purpose of ex
amining motor vehicle operators
and chauffeurs.
"The Uniform Operators and
Chauffeurs License Examination
law, that went into effect July 1, is
not intended to prevent the compe
tent driver from obtaining an oper
ator's license," says Hal E. Hoss,
secretary of state, "but is intended
to make sure that every person re
ceiving an operator's license in Or
egon understands the road laws of
this state and especially those con
tained in the uniform code, passed
at the last session of the legisla
ture, which put into effect some
very definite changes. Examiners
who have been covering the state
are reporting that a very small per
cent of applicants for operator's
and chauffeur's licenses are able to
pass the written examination on
the law without study. This means
a delay at the time of application
for the purpose of studying the law,
or means that the applicant must
return at a later date, after he has
studied the law for his examina
tion. Our department has prepar
ed in booklet form a list of ques
tions and answers from the new
law for the purpose of informing
the motoring public and especially
the new applicants, the answers
that are expected when making ap
plication for an operator's license.
Booklets are available at the office
of the secretary of state or from
any of the examiners, and the ques
tions and answers will be published
in a number of the newspapers of
the state."
The new law also provides that
operator's licenses, issued between
the year 1920 when the first opera
tor's licenses were issnpri in rr.
gon, and July 1st, 1931, when the
last licenses under the old law were
issued, are to be cancelled within
the next three years and the hold
ers of these old licenses should also
know the answers to these ques
tions. The secretary of state wish
es to emphasize the fact, however,
that the old licenses are not being
cancelled at this time.
L. Van Marter, manager of Peo
les Hardware company, suffered
Dainful accident Slinrlnv whllo In
the mountains, when he accidental
ly got his hand in a nnnl nf mnlton
pitch that had run out of an old
stump adjacent to the camp Are.
io nrsi aia material was at hand,
and three hours elapsed before a
doctor was reached and the injury
treated, during which time the pain
was extreme.
Just thinking what these com
bine, cutting and threshing ma
chines have done to the floating
harvest hand and the horse. . . .
remember when Gilliam & Bisbee
sold a man by the name of Foster
a threshing machine and the new
owner crated it out to Heppner
Flat and started work. He had a
bunch of Spray bronco busters and
what they knew about threshing
machines could have been printed
In pica on a cigarette paper. . . .
Lew Bisbee had to make that ma
chine run so he drummed up a new
crew. . . . Hank Howell and Jake
Wattenburger went to forking,
"Biz" climbed aboard the Jackson
self feeder and they sent the writ
er of this out back of the stack to
handle one of the derrick teams. . .
Boy, how we did thresh that fall
now three birds climb aboard, press
the gas and away they go. . . . This
comes about from having watched
an outflt operating on the Dutton
hill west of town. . . . Paul Marble
hits a pace for the Gazette office
to confer with Spencer Crawford
upon matters of Legion importance
and Gay Anderson takes Main and
Court on high. . . . There goes the
Rev. Mr. Benton of the First Chris
tian at a drag pace after a vaca
tion and a couple of weeks Illness.
Frank Rasmus In his blue Star and
his pipe belching a cloud of smoke
and Owen French heading Into
Main from his home up tho canyon.
Walter Moore, the First National
cashier, with a handful of legal
looking papers headed up Main and
the banitary Bakery driver carry
lng great loads of fresh, sweet
bread Into one of their dealers.
Ed Chinn shopping from one place
to another, laughing and chatting
gayly as he goes and assuring all
he meets, "pretty hot today, yes,
pretty hot" . . . W. O. Dlx and Tom
Humphreys bantering each other
for a game of croquet as Sheriff
Biiuman drives speedily, and alone,
up tho street and swings onto May
No race suicide In this town what
a gang and where did they get all
those bicycles. . . . George Bleak
man is trying to make Orve Ras
mns believe his latest hunting yarn
and Orve grlnningly replies: "I'd
shot just as you did and wouldn't
have told different." . . . And the
clock in the tower strikes 1 2 3
Investigation Reveals 18
Per Cent May be Cut
From Roads.
Governor's 20 Per Cent Could be
Reached Without Serious Im
pairment, Bleakman Says.
Members of the Morrow county
court have taken seriously Govern
or Meier's request that local taxes
be cut 20 per cent, and have con
ducted an investigation to find if
such a cut on the next budget to
be adopted in November, Is possi
ble. They And that such a cut will
be the natural course from the
completion of road projects that
called for expenditure of money
this year which will not be neces
sary next year.
Budgeted last year was $40,700
for general road purpose's, some
$20,000 of which was granted by the
levying committee on requests by.
property holders on various roads
of the county for improvement
work. Practically all this work, for
which money has been available
through payment of taxes, has been
completed. The saving which can
be made in this department of the
county's business alone amounts to
18 per cent of the total budget for
last year, according to the figures
given by George Bleakman, county
commissioner. Possible shaving on
other items will easily make up the
20 per cent asked, he says.
Watch Expendtlures.
"The court has been well aware
of the conditions which call for the
exercise of strictest economy, and
all expenditures the last year have
been watched very closely," Mr.
Bleakman said. "We were all pleas
ed to find that such a worthwlle re
duction in expenditures for the
coming year is possible, and will be
pleased to recommend our findings
to the budget committee."
Budgeted also last year was $1500
for repair work on the court house,
work that was urgently needed.
This work has been taken care of,
and it is thought probable this item
may be shaved considerably.
New Levy Necessary.
There are a few places where the
committee may find it necessary to
Increase the budget, most notably
in the case of people sent from the
county to state institutions. Re
cent legislative enactment places
tne responsibility for paying for
charges in state institutions upon
the counties from which such
charges are sent While it is the
purpose of the law to have such
expenss paid by relatives of the
persons in charge of the state in
the several Institutions, responsi
bility for collecting the money Is
placed with the counties and it Is
estimated that in only a small pro
portion of cases here is there any
possibilty of collecting the money
many persons sent to institu
tions from this county have no rel
atives here. The estimated amount
that will be needed for this purpose
is $4400.
Mr. Bleakman does not believe
that it would be good policy to do
away with the one-mill tax for
market roads this year as sacrific
ing the work needed to be done
would prove to be false economy.
Water Meter Rates Set;
Less Income Expected
The city council this morning
took final action on the new water
rates on which charges, based on
meter readings, will be made for
July. The new rates are: $1.50 for
the first 1000 gallons, 50 cents a
thousand for the next 2000 gallons,
and 15 cents a thousand for all
over 3000 gallons. These rates were
adopted subject to revision, but
will be used in computing state
ments to water users issued for
It is expected that the new rtaes
will raise on an average of $1000 a
month less revenue for the city
than the old flat rates, but the
council felt justified in giving users
a reduction in line with economic
conditions generally. The rates
were finally decided upon after tak
ing a four-months average reading
for each meter In the city and com
puting the charges with the pro
posed rates.
Othce space upstairs In the Hum
phreys building is being renovated
to receive the library and fixtures
of J. O. Turner who expects to open
his law practlc in this city shortly.
Mr. Turner, who last year graduat
ed from the Willamette university
law school and passed the state bar
examination, recently finished har
vest on his wheat farm and the
family residence will be moved to
town shortly. Mr. and Mrs. Tur
ner and son Don will be domiciled
in the Whetstone residence on
Church street
No Irrigation will be allowed
from 6 a. m. next Sunday to 6 a. m.,
Monday. A special deputy will be
employed to see that the order is
By order of the City Council
W. G. McCARTY, Mayor.