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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 48, Number 28.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept 24, 1931
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Wool and Grain Show to
Be Held at Same Time:
Plans Being Made.
30 CLUBS TO SHOW
Exhibits Asked to be Here Friday;
Many Demonstrations Expected;
State Leaders Will Judge.
The first Morrow County 4-H
club fair wH be held. In Heppner
Saturday, October 10, coincident
with the Morrow County Wool and
Grain show, ' when nearly all the
boys' and girls' clubs of the county
will present demonstrations of
their work, announces C. W. Smith,
county gaent. As for the wool and
grain show, exhibits for which have
already been sent In and are in
course of preparation for display,
there will be one of the most com
prehensive showings ever present
ed, Mr. Smith said.
Mr. Smith, in charge of the ag
ricultural clubs, and Mrs. Lucy E.
Rodgers, county school superinten
dent, who has supervision of the
home-making clubs, request that all
exhibits possible be brought in Fri
day, Oct 9, as the final hour for
putting exhibits on display will be
' 9 o'clock the morning of the fair.
Judging will commence at 10 o'
clock. L. J. Allen and Miss Helen
Cowgill, state , club leaders from
Oregon State college, will be the
Included in the 4-H club exhibits
will be all the first prize winners in
the various divisions at the recent
North Morrow County fair at
Heppner business houses are of
fering their cooperation toward
making the fair a complete success,
Mr. Smith said, with several firms
already contributing prizes.
The fair will be held in the coun
ty fair pavilion, at the lower end of
Main street, with the 4-H exhibits
in the dance pavilion. A program
of Instruction and entertainment
is being arranged, the details of
which will be given later.
It Is expected the majority of the
300 oiub members of the county,
representing its 30- clubs, will at
tend the fair.
Club work has undergone a grad
ual but healthy growth in the coun
ty from a Bmall beginning four
years ago, Mr. Smith said, until
now every part of the county is rep
resented in some phase of the work.
The local leaders as well as the
state directors who have been of
much assistance, have looked for
ward to the time when a county
wide fair could be Instituted, and
Mr. Smith feels the accomplish
ment of that aim this year foretells
a still greater growth of the move
ment. In 4-H work clubs are formed for
each of various projects of farm
and home, groups of boys and girls
being organized under a leader for
the raising of poultry, hogs, sheep,
calves, garden, or to learn sewing,
cooking or other affairs of the
home. In carrying on the work a
record is kept of the material used
and the progress made, both from
a dollar and cents and from a phy
sical standpoint The practical
work is accompanied by a social
training, that teaches the boys and
girls the right application of the
"hands, heart, health and home."
A very pretty wedding took place
at the palatial family home of Mrs.
Har-y E. Northup on Portland
Heights, Friday evening, September
18, when Miss Nancy Northup be
came the bride of Robert V. Turner
of this city. Dr. Raymond B. Wal
ker of the First Congregational
church read the extended ring cere
mony In the presence of about one
hundred relatives and friends.
Promptly at 8:30 o'clock the brid
al couple entered the large living
room, adorned with autumn blos
Roms, to the strains of Lohengrin's
Wedding March, played by Mrs.
Kate Steeves Mardin. The bride
was given away by her elder broth
er, David Northup of the University
of Oregon. Miss Northup was
charming In a beautiful gown of
eggshell jusi cloth, fashioned in
princess mode, with a Pullet cap of
rose point lace. She carried a bou
quet of golden Ophelia roses, bou
vardia and gardenia.
Miss Myrtle McDaniel, a sorority
sister, was Miss Northup's maid of
honor. She wore a frock of yellow
chiffon with hat to match and car
ried a muff of yellow roses. A fra
ternity brother, Clifford Mayo, of
Walla Walla, was best man.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were
prominent in social circles at Whit
man College where they spent their
first three years of college life. Mrs.
Turner is a member of the Trl Del
ta sorority and Mr. Turner Is a
brother in Beta Theta Pi frater
nlty. Immediately after the services,
the young couple left for Eugene,
where both will be seniors in the
University of Oregon,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner and
daughters Ana.be! and Jeanotte
were in Portland for the wedding,
Mrs. Stella Bailey (nee Jones),
native Morrow county girl, was
looking after property Interests of
the family here Saturday, coming
up from the Portland home.
CONVENE AT LEX
Grand Officers Present; Enjoyable
Program Given; New Officers
Elected for Ensuing Year.
The eleventh annual Rebekah
convention was held in the I. O. O.
F. hall in Lexington last Saturday
evening. The business session was
opened at 1:30 p. m. by Holly lodge
No. 139 of Lexington after which
the officers surrendered their chairs
to the convention officers with Eva
Lane as chairman and Vida Heliker
as vice chairman.
The following officers were then
introduced by Mrs. Grace Chris
tenson, Rebekah assembly marshal;
Ethel Meldron, president of the Re
bekah assembly of Oregon; Homer
D. Angell, grand master of the I.
O. O. F. of Oregon; Etta Sanderson,
past president of the assembly; Ma
mie Hendricks, assembly conduct
or; and the following district dep
uty presidents: Ruth Lundell of
Bunchgrass No. 91, Alice Rasmus
of San Souci No. 33, Edith Miller of
Holly No. 139, and Zoe Bauernfeind
of Sapphire No. 163.
A very Instructive address' was
given by the president, Ethel Mel
dron, after which Mr. Angell talked
to the convention a few minutes
before his departure for Fossil
where he was to attend an I. O. O.
An address on "Cooperation" was
given by Mrs. Lena Lundell. This
contained many fine points for ev
ery lodge member. The secret work
was very beautifully exemplified by
Ruth Lundell of Bunchgrass lodge.
San Souci lodge very efficiently
demonstrated the visiting of a
neighboring lodge, in a body. This
work is being especially stressed by
our president to create a more
friendly feeling between lodges.
The following officers were elect
ed for the next convention to be
held in lone; chairman, Vida Heli
ker, lone; vice-chairman. Sadie
Sigsbee, Heppner; secretary-treasurer,
Lena Lundell, lone. An invi
tation was extended by the Hepp
ner lodge to meet with them for
the 1933 convention.
A bounteous banquet was served
by the members of Holly lodge at
6:30 p. m after which the follow
ing program was given: solo, Mrs.
Trannle Parker; address of wel
come, Mrs. Alice Menegat; response,
Mrs. Charlotte Gordon; memorial,
Holly lodge No. 139; piano solo,
Miss Velma Huston; The Magician
oi KeoeKahlsEd, Bunchirrasa No.
91; reading, Mrs. Alice Menegat
A contest sponsored by Eva Lane,
chairman of the convention, was
held for the lodge having the larg
est percent of its members give the
secret work letter perfect. The
prize, a beautiful American flag,
was won by Holly lodge of Lexing
The degree work was exemplified
by San Souci lodge of Heppner.
Their work was beautiful and we
feel proud to have a degree staff
of their ability in our midst.
The new officers were seated in a
very lovely manner with a large
horseshoe for their guide, and each
otflcer In turn was presented with
a small horseshoe and flower, and
witn best wishes for the ensuing
Grass Fire Near Olex
Causes Darkness Here
Heppner was in darkness between
6:32 and 8:35 o'clock Monday night
because of a grass fire near Olex,
reports Geo. Corey, P. P. & L. man
ager of The Dalles. The Informa
tion supplied by Mr. Knowles, care
taker, was given by Mr. Corey as
'It seems that someone burned
some grass near Olex and the grass
fire ate into a small tree near a
farmer's telephone line. The tree
fell into the telephone line without
breaking It and lowering the wires
near enough to the ground to catch
an automobile passing along the
road. The Impact of the automobile
broke the telephone wire which
flipped back over our 22,000 volt line
causing a dead short circuit."
EIGHTMILE STORE REBUILT.
The new building, to replace the
one housing the Eight Mile store
and postoflice which burned to the
ground recently, has been finished
and is ready to receive the new
stock of groceries, which Mrs. Min
nie B. Furlong, postmistress, re
ports will be on hand shortly. Mrs.
Furlong will continue as postmis
tress and storekeeper for the com
LANDS 80-POUND SALMON.
Charles H. Latourell dronneH nff
at Celilo Friday on his way home
from Portland and cast a line into
the mighty Columbia. He was re
warded bv a heaiitlful Kn.nnunri
Chinook salmon taking the hook.
The big fish put up a great battle
Dut unaricy landed nlm, and natur
ally is mighty proud of the catch.
GETS EUBANKS FARM.
F. H. Watts of Watts Marble
Works, The Dalles, has traded for
the farm below lone which has been
in charge of Walter Eubanks for
several years, and announces that
he will move onto the place in the
Anyone having bills against the
Rodeo association are requested to
present thorn to L. L. Gilliam, sec
retary, before October 1.
Parting Reception Given;
Moores to Leave Monday
All Heppner churches and many
friends of Rev. and Mrs. B. Stanley
Moore joined in a farewell recep
tion for Mr. and Mrs, Moore last
evening at the Episcopal parish
house. Mr. and Mrs. Moore will
leave Monday for Ontario to enter
their new field of endeavor, after
having been the leaders of Episco
pal work in this community for the
last four years. Rev. Mr. Moore
will deliver his farewell sermon
Appreciation of the services of
Mr. and Mrs. Moore and best wishes
for the work in their new field were
given by Rev. Glen P. White, minis
ter of the Methodist church, Joel R.
Benton, pastor of the Church of
Christ, and Rev. P. J. Stack, Cath
olic minister, to which Rev. Moore
fittingly responded. Musical num
bers included a vooal solo by Miss
Charlotte Woods, piano duets by
Mrs. W. R. Poulson and Mrs. W. E.
Moore, and vocal duet by Mrs. Poul
son and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson. A
social hour followed with serving
of punch and wafers
4-H Club Leaders Meet
To Discuss Fair Plans
Preparing of exhibits for the 4-H
club fair to be held in Heppner Oc
tober 10 was discussed at a meet
ing of club leaders held in the
school house here Saturday after
noon. It was decided to have all
exhibits in place at the fair pavil
ion by 9 o clock the day of the fair.
L. J. Allen and Miss Helen Cowgill,
state club leaders, were announced
Three demonstrations were given.
The championship sewing club
team from Strawberry, Miss Mar
garet McDaid and Miss Doris Kiln
ger, presented the demonstration
to be given at the state fair next
week. Miss Uene Kilkenny and'
Miss Margaret Sprinkel, Heppner
cooking team, demonstrated the
preparation of breakfast fruit and
Gordon Akers and Miss Nola Keith
ley, Eight Mile poultry club team,
demonstrated control of poultry
body lice. Leaders of the respec
tive clubs are Miss Nora McDaid,
Miss Jessie Palmiter and Mrs.
Leaders in attendance included
Mrs. O. C. Stevens, Hardman; Mrs.
Alice Keithley Andrson, Eight Mile;
Mrs. J. P. Conder, Mrs. George Mc-
Duffee, Miss Jessie Palmiter, J. T.
Lumley, Heppner; Mrs. Floyd Wor
den, Eight Mile; Mrs. Bertha Cool,
lone; Miss Rosella Doherty, Miss
Nora McDaid and Mrs. Irl" Clary,
JENNIE E. McMURRAY.
Last week was a busy time in
Rebekah and Odd Fellow circles.
On Thursday evening Mrs. Ethel
Meldrum of Milwaukie, president
of the Rebekah Assembly, paid her
official visit to Bunchgrass Lodge
No. 91 of lone, and Sapphire Lodge
No. 163 of Morgan, at a joint meet
ing held in Odd Fellows' hall, lone.
Mrs. Meldrum was accompanied by
Mrs. Grace Christenson of Port
land, Assembly marshal. During
the meeting the degree work was
exemplified and at its close, refresh
ments were served. Fifty-five mem
bers of the order were in attend
ance. On Friday evening many Re-
bekahs and Odd Fellows attended
the joint meeting of the two orders
held at Heppner at which Homer
D. Angell, Grand Master, from.
Portland, was the principal speak
er. Saturday afternoon and evening
the convention of District No. 20
was held in Lexington. Twenty
four were In attendance from lone,
and all other lodges in the county,
except Boajdman, were well repre
sented. Mrs. Ethel Meldrum and
Mrs. Grace Christenson were pres
ent, as were also Mrs. Etta San
derson of Freewater, past president
of the convention, Homer D. An
gell of Portland, grand master of
the Odd Fellows, Mamie Hendricks,
of Fendclton, assembly conductor.
The convention will meet next year
at lone. New officers elected were
Mrs. Vida Heliker of lone, chair
man; Mrs. Sadie Sigsbee of Hepp
ner, vice-chairman and Mrs. Lena
Lundell of lone, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown and
son, Winnie, of Medford were call.
Ing on old friends here Saturday.
Mr. Brown, who for several years
held a position on our school facul
ty, is now serving his second year
as teacher in the junior high school
at Medford. Mrs. Brown completed
her normal training course at the
Southern Oregon normal school In
June. She is substitute teacher in
the Medford schools this year.
Francis Troedson left Saturday
for crvallis He is a freshman
this year in commerce at Oregon
Mrs. Franklin Ely and daughter.
Francine, returned last week to
their home near Morgan after a
pleasant visit in Portland at the
home of Mrs. Ely's parents, Mr. and
Rain came to the lone district on
Friday of last week. This was the
first measurable precipitation since
the last of June. R. E. Harbison,
cooperative observer of Morgan, re
ports that fourteen one hundredths
of an inch fell at that place. The
rain was followed on Sunday by a
terrible dust sto mr.eh rWeETA
terrible dust storm. Where the
rain fell hte heaviest, is where the
worst land blows have started
Those who were on the highways
Sunday met with considerable trou
ble In driving, end the homes In
(Continued on Pace Six.)
FOR STUNT NIGHT
Big Evening of Fun Promised for
Library Benefit; Much Talent
There's a seething undercurrent
of mental activity about Heppner
that's going to result in something
big on the evening of October 8, if
Paul Menegat chairman of the Li
brary Stunt Nite committee, is n?t
to be rated among the mistaken
"Ever since organizations of the
city were asked last week to pre
pare a stunt to help the library,
mysterious groups have been no
ticed in a huddle, and persons rush
ing hither and thither bubbling over
with enthusiasm," Paul naid. "Mem
bers of the Lions club, Elks, Ameri
can Legion, Legion Auxiliary,
Bookworms, Woolgrowers Auxil
iary, Womans study club, as well
as school students and faculty, are
being raked over for talent, latent
or extant, and already reports of
unique stunts in course of prepara
tion are coming in.
The way aspiring footlight per
formers are responding, the big job
confronting the committee is to
keep the program from running all
night, Paul said. But it's certain
that from the preponderance of ma
terial being unearthed, a real big
evening is in store for the populace
when the curtain rises at the gym-
auditorium Thursday evening, Oc
tober 8, on Library Stunt Nite.
The library got its start when
reorganized back in 1927 by means
of a similar entertainment land
Paul says pleasant recollections of
that event have caused many per
sons to be glad for an opportunity
to participate in another such eve
ning of fun. i
The library has increased its
services greatly since the impetus
given in it '27 and people more gen
erally have come to recognize its
worth," said the Stunt Nite chair
man, "and we believe the public will
be glad of the opportunity to con
tribute toward its further success,
especially when they will receive
more than their money's worth in
Directors of the library in decid
ing upon this method of raising
funds thought to relieve the city
taxpayers check of as much of the
amount for this purpose as possi
ble. They thought it better to leave
the library to popular appeal, let
ting everyone who appreciates the
free use of good books! have an op
portunity to contribute to the cause.
The library assocaition which has
made possible the commendable li
brary now existing is made up of
persons who have contributed a
membership fee and their services
in the interests of a public improve
ment While the library has re
ceived some money from the city,
it is not wholly supported by it
Loan privileges are extended to peo
ple all over the county. It is kept
open two hours a day, three days a
week Monday and Saturday after
noons from 2 to 5, and Thursday
evenings from 7 to 9.
STEPS ON RATTLESNAKE.
Geo. Bleakman, county commis
sioner, did not enjoy his hunt great
ly the opening day. Out on top of
a mountain awaiting sun-up, he
thought he was quite alone in the
immediate vicinity. But as the ex
act minute broke for the season's
start the tatto of rifle reports re
sembled a battlefield skirmish.
Easily five hundred shots were fired
the first five minutes, he said, and
one of the men shooting, of whom
he had no previous inkling, was not
over a hundred yards away. Be
tween hiding behind trees to keep
from being exposed to the firing,
and stepping on a rattlesnake, Mr.
Bleakman averred he about lost
his nerve, though he is a veteran
hunter. The rattlesnake stepped on
was at the highest point in the
mountains he ever saw one of the
"critters." It struck at him, but
thankfully, did not make connec
tions. It won t strike at anyone
else. Mr. Bleakman saw one horn
ed deer, but it was too far away to
make a good target
HEPPNER DEFEATED 12-0.
Heppner high school football
team suffered defeat, 12-0, in Its
first game of the season at Hermis-
ton last Friday. The Hermiston
boys looked to be In top season
form, and had the local boys out
classed, reported Coach Shuirman,
who believes, however, that with
the work which can be accomplish
ed In the interim the local boys will
stand on even chance of winning
when they meet the Umatilla coun
ty lads here Armistice day.
TAXPAYER LEAGUE TO MEET.
The Morrow County Tax Equali
zation and Conservation league will
have its next meeting at the court
house In Heppner, Saturday, Octo
ber 3, announces R. B. Wilcox, sec
retary. It Is expected that all out
standing committees will have re
ports in readiness at that time. It
is requested that all members pos
sible be in attendance, as well as
any other persons who are inter
ested in the tax question.
PEACE OFFICERS COMING.
The Eastern Oregon Peace Off!
cors association in session at The
Dalles Monday, chose Heppner as
the place, for the next meeting on
December 14, announces C. J. D,
Bauman, sheriff, who attended the
meeting In The iJalles. Mr. Bau
man, S. E. Notson and Cecil Lieu
alien were named on the program
committee for the Heppner meeting.
To be Institute Speaker
C. A. Howard, state superinten
dent of public instruction, has ac
cepted an invitation to address the
Morrow county teachers institute
in Heppner October 9, while giving
word that he is desirous of meeting
as many members of local district
boards as possible. In accordance
with Mr. Howard's wish, Mrs. Lu
cy E. Rodgers, county superinten
dent, extends a special invitation to
school board members of the coun
ty to hear Mr. Howard's address.
Another outstanding educator
who will be on the program Thurs
day, October 8, is Dr. Francis D.
Curtis, professor of psychology in
the school of education, University
of Michigan. Dr. Curtis' notifica
tion of acceptance has already been
received, Mrs. Rodgers states. The
full program for the two-day insti
tute, October 8-9, will be ready
His Papers Assert
Rascal, son of WTrtte Marquis,
alias Rankin's Sonny Boy, alias Du
Spot Marquis, may sound like a
jail-bird. But aside from chewing
the pants cuffs of Hotel Heppner
visitors, Rascal is entirely unde
serving of any such implication. He
is, in fact, a mild-tempered English
bull pup with cork-screw tail, the
pig-like appendage Itself being a
mark of distinction, borne out more
authentically by papers received by
his owner, Al Rankin, last week
Originally the English bull was a
cattle dog with a stright tall. The
cork-screw was attained through
years of purposeful breeding. That
Rascal really belongs to the blood
ed aristocracy is supported by the
fact that White Marquis, the sire,
won first honor at the recent ken
nel show in Vancouver, Wash.
The alias Rankin's Sonny Boy
might be a little misleading, though
Al has acquired the habit of occa
sionally protruding his under jaw
since Rascal was brought into the
family. Du Spot Marquis distin
guishes Sonny Boy from White
Marquis, signifying the two dark
markings, one around either eye, in
contrast to the unmarked whiteness
of the sire. Marquis, of course, de
notes aristocracy, being taken from
the old French court nomenclature.
While Rascal, alias Sonny Boy,
alias Du Spot will become quite a
large dog, "and his visage will be
come more ominous in appearance
as he grows older, it is not likely
that he will ever do anything
more dreadful- than to maul pants
cuffs. Al says his greatest fault' is
his Insatiable appetite.
By MRS. HARRY DUVALL.
Friday morning Danny Dinges
happened to a very painful acci
dent. While helping prepare his
breakfast he upset a skillet of hot
grease and was burned on his chest
and right arm. Dr. Gray was im
mediately called and the wounds
were dressed. His mother, Mrs.
Harry Dinges, was in Portland at
the time. ' She returned home Sun
day evening. Danny is getting
along as well as can be expected.
Miss Helen Valentine left Friday
for Eugene where she is a sopho
more in the university, majoring
in English. Helen spent Saturday
in Portland and went on to Eugene
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pomeroy
from Ostrander, Wash., are here
visiting relatives and friends. Mr.
Pomeroy is a brother of Mrs. Alex
Hunt. Mrs. Pomeroy is the daugh
ter of Eb McMillan.
The district convention of the
Holly Rebekah lodge was held at
Lexington Saturday with a large
attendance. Mrs. Ethel Meldrum,
state president, was present and
gave a very interesting talk. The
district deputy grand master was
also present The Rebekahs report
a very interesting and helpful meet
ing and wish to thank the visiting
lodges for their kind cooperation.
Lester McMillan, son of John Mc
Millan, is ill at his home with a se
vere cold on his lungs.
The Lexington hgih school foot
ball team played their scheduled
game Inst Friday at Pilot Rock.
They were defeated by a score of
Arthur Hunt and his brothers,
Elmer and Alex, motored to Pen
dleton, Saturday. They returned by
way of Pilot Rock and encountered
some very bad roads. '
Word has been received by
triends In Lexington from Miss
Helen Wells that she Is unable to
return from Portland for several
days. Miss Wells is suffering from
eye trouble and is consulting a spe
cialist. A party composed of Mr. and
Mrs. Edwin Ingles, Mr. and Mrs.
Galey Johnson and Mrs. Charles In
derbltzen motored to the mountains
Sunday. They spread their dinner
up near the coal mines and then
journeyed on to the Ritter hot
springs, returning by way of Ukiah.
They saw three deer in the road
but as It was not a hunting party,
they were unable ' to bring any
home. Mr. Johnson reports a won
Mrs, Bculnh Nichols burned her
ankle Monday morning on the ex
haust of her washing machine. It
Is giving her considerable incon
venience. Miss Eula McMillan loft Satur
day night for Eugene. Pote McMil
lan and Dlt Warner took her to the
train at Arlington, Miss McMillan
Is a graduate of Monmouth normal
(Continued on Page Six.)
200 OUTSIDE CARS
COME FOR OPENING
Greatest Influx Ever Marks Start
Of Deer Season; Good Hunting
Reported; Many Fine Kills.
The greatest influx of hunters
from the outside ever to visit Hepp
ner in preparation for the opening
of the deer hunting season was seen
last week. As early as the Sunday
previous cars bearing red-hatted
occupants started coming, dribbling
along occasionally until Thursday
when they began to multiply and
by Saturday, a garageman on Main
street estimated 200 hunting cars
had passed through town headed
for the timber, a large proportion
being bound for the woods by way
of Ukiah. Included were many cars
from Portland and Willamette val
ley points, and an occasional Cali
fornia car, drawn by the fame of
Eastern Oregon's large mule deer.
Joining the throng from the out
side have been many local sports
men whose migration to the moun
tains Sunday caused Heppner to re
semble a deserted village.
Earl Eskelson, Tum-A-Lum man
ager, Gay Anderson, Jr., and Billy
Cox were the first local sportsmen
returning td town with their bag of
a buck apiece, bringing them in
Sunday evening. Since then many
cars have come through with the
prize of the hunt as a part of the
load. Probably no less than fifty
deer had been brought in by yes
terday evening, when the last car
seen carried two large bucks killed
by Wm. LeTrace, Jr., and George
Jim Carsner of Spray so far has
the lead for the prize for the larg
est buck offered by Peoples Hard
ware company, with a 230-pounder.
His buck was brought in Monday.
Alf reports coming in indicate
the deer are more plentiful this
year than ever.
There was a last minute rush for
hunting licenses, with the Peoples
Hardware company alone reported
to have sold 90 licenses Saturday.
Few game law violators have so
far been found by the state game
policemen who have been active,
with only two offenses reported.
One party of three was charged
with night hunting, and one of the
men found without a license.
Mr. Eskelson experienced a thrill
when stopped by a policeman who
asked to see his license, and that
important little paper had for the
moment taken French leave. Af
ter digging through, his load, it was
found on the floor in the front com
partment of the car, having been
unwittingly withdrawn from his
pocket with other contents which
he had occasion to use. Naturally
its recovery was a source of relief.
The deer hunting season extends
to October 25, and many sportsmen
who have not already been out, as
well as some who have, are plan
ning excursions before the season
Legion Organizes For
J. D. Cash, past commander, has
been appointed membership chair
man of Heppner Post No. 87, Amer
ican Legion, for the year and is
making plans for a contest to start
October 6th and to end November
11th. Captains will be appointed
and the membership divided up in
to two teams, the losing team to en
tertain the winners. The contest
will be held in cooperation with a
similar one being conducted by the
An interesting feature of Mon
day evening's meeting of the post
was a talk on flag etiquette by C.
W. Smith. Mr. Smith and Paul
Marble, post commander, addressed
the student body of the Heppner
schools on this subject yesterday
J AM -JELLY SHOWER GIVEN.
Friends of Mrs. Paul Menegat
tendered her a jam and jelly show
er at the Menegat home Monday
evening. Ladies attending gather
ed at the home of Mrs. Conrad W.
McNamer, and arrived at the Men
egat home in a body, completely
surprising the unsuspecting hon
oree. Bridge was the evening's di
version, with first honors entitling
the recipient to make hot biscuits
for the party. Mrs. McNamer was
accorded the privilege. Present
were Mrs. Edwin Ingles and moth
er, Mrs. Inderbitzen, Miss Clara
Holly and Mrs. Fred Lucas of Lex
ington, and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney,
Mrs. Gay M. Anderson, Mrs. Anna
Thomson, Mrs. Conrad W. McNa
mer, Mrs. Hanson Hughes, Mrs.
Earl. Gilliam, Mrs. Charles Vaughn,
Mrs. Charles Cox, Mrs. Frank Tur
ner, Mrs. Jesse Turner, Mrs. W. O.
Dix, and the honoree.
A wedding of interest to this
community was consummated at
the home of I. C. Bennett, father
of the bride, on Tuesday evening,
when Rev. Joel R. Benton of the
Christian church joined in mar
riage Mr. Elbert L. Cox and Mrs.
Oma Juanita Scrivner, both prom
inent young people of Heppner. The
wedding was a very quiet affair.
and was not made known to their
friends "for sure" until today. Mr.
Cox is deputy in the office of Sher
iff Clarence Buaman and both he
and Mrs. Cox have been residents
of this community for many years.
They are busy Just now receiving
the congratulations of their numer
ous friends. Mr.'and Mrs. Cox will
be "at home" to their friends Octo
ber 1st, 1931.
OF VALUETO STATE
$5,000,000 in Investments
In 18 Months, Record
Cited by Al Rankin.
LIONS GIVE SUPPORT
Committee Appointed to Assist In
Raising $200, County Quota;
To Help Library, Also.
When a $5,000,000 business can be
done for $25,000, that is good busi
ness, Al Rankin, Morrow county
director of the Oregon State Cham
ber of Commerce, told the Heppner
Lions club at its Monday luncheon.
Such, he said, is the approximate
record of the state chamber's land
settlement work in the last eighteen
months, a work which must have
immediate support if it is to con
tinue. "The state chamber has under
taken a new and enlarged program
for the coming year, under which
it has asked the cooperation of the
state grange in working out a tan
gible, constructive program for the
aid of agriculture," Mr. Rankin
said. Included also are plans for
enlarged tourist travel, legislation
to advance the business and pro
ductive wealth of the state, further
land settlement work, and an or
ganization service through which
efforts of local organizations may
be guided to more productive ef
fort Under the new plan, also, voting
memberships are allowed grange
organizations of the state.
Los Angeles Office Asset . .
The land settlement work in the
last eighteen months resulted in 62,
488 inquiries and bringing 1356 new
settlers to Oregon who invested $4,
833,335, or an' average of $3,319.60
per settler. .The Los Angeles office
of the state chamber itself brought
809 new settlers with an investment
of $3,251,329, in the last 27 months
at a total cost of $20,863. ,
This work is worth while to the
state, Mr. Rankin said, and Should
not be abandoned. It is too bad
that the work of the state chamber
has been allowed to sink to the low
point at which it now stands. The
cash .sheet of the organization as of
September 1 showed a balance on
hand of $55.58, while its workers
have been cut to a minimum, and
continuance of work at all has been
made possible only by the secretary,
w.,u. Ide, donating his services.
To carry on the work for the en
suing year $50,000 has been asked,
half to come from Portland. The
remaining $25,000 was apportioned
over the rest of the state according
to assessed valuation and popula
tion. Morrow county's quota was
set at $200.
Means of raising Morrow coun
ty's quota was discussed by the
Lions club, and a committee con
sisting of S. E. Notson, Chas. Thom
son and J. J. Nys was appointed to
assist Mr. Rankin in arriving at
ways and means of raising the
Advertise Now, Said.
Mr. Notson, who was recently ap
pointed a director-at-large of the
state chamber, also told of adver
tising methods employed by the or
ganization, declaring that while the
present might appear to be a poor
time to raise money, according to
the statement of one of the state's
largest business men, now is the
time to push advertising and this
man is applying the rule to his own
J. D. Cash, treasurer of the Uni
ted Charities of Heppner, organized
last winter, reported a balance on
hand of $30 of the $112 contributed.
Mr. Cash, on behalf of the Hem
ner Library association, also pre
sented that organization's plan for
a benefit entertainment to be given
uctoDer a, with some other organi
zations of the town cooperating by
lurnisning a part of the program.
He was made chairman of the Lions
club committee having charge of
its stunt with power of appointing
additional members needed.
MEET WITH GRANT COURT.
Having some road matters up for
consideration, in which Morrow and
Grant counties are Jointly interest
ed, Commissioners Bleakman and
Peck and Road master McCaleb mo
tored to Canyon City yesterday
They were accompanied by Al Ran-
Kin and vawter Crawford and the
journey was made over the Hepp-
ncr-bpray road. New construction
on this road is progressing down
Kahler creek and it is hoped the
grading will be completed before
snow flies. On this road, also, Mor
row county is making surveys from
Hardman to the mouth of Chapln
creek, and this nine miles or so will
constitute the section that will com
plete the highway whenever the
money Is found to push the work
through. The new grading of the
McKlnncy creek section is practic
ally completed. The Morrow coun
ty delegation report a very pleas
ant and profitable meeting with the
members of the Grant county court
and other citizens of that section.
RURAL TEACHERS TO MEET.
The Morrow County Rural Teach
ers club will hold its first meeting
for the ypar at Morgan next Satur
day afternoon, reports Mrs. Lucy E.
Rodgers, county superintendent
who expects to be in attendance.