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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PORTLAND . ORE -
Volume 48, Number 29.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 1931
Subscription $2.00 a Year
State Superintendent to
Be Here; Will Meet
PROGRAM ALL SET
Speakers, Committees, Entertain
ment Features Announced; O.
S. T. A, Unit to Meet Friday.
Morrow county teachers institute
will open in Heppner for two days
with registration at 8:40 o'clock
next Thursday morning, when all
teachers of the county are expected
to be on hand unless detained by ill
ness or other unavoidable cause.
The complete program has been
prepared by Mrs Lucy E. Rodgers,
county school superintendent
Among instructors to appear are
C. A. Howard, state superintendent
of public instruction; Prof. Francis
Curtis from the University of
Michigan; Miss Kate L. Houx,
training school supervisor at the
Eastern Oregon Normal school;
Miss Ida Mae Smith and Mrs. Shel
don, Oregon Normal school; Miss
Henrietta Morris, director of health
education of the Oregon Tubercu
losis association; Mrs. Ada Dawald,
Irrlgon high school, and Miss Clara
Holey, Lexington high school.
Committees Include; nominating,
W. R. Poulson, Velma Huston, Mrs.
Ingles; membership, Mr. Ingles,
Hildegarde Williams, Audrey Bey
mer; resolutions, Mr. Marschat,
Miss Straughan, Miss Heath; regis
tration, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Knights
en, Miss Knight; hospitality, Mrs.
Dix, Miss Leathers, Mr. Shuirman,
Miss Palmiter; periodicals, Mrs.
Flag Ceremony Feature.
Instjtute will open at 9 o'clock
Thursday with two numbers by the
Heppner school band, followed by
invocation by Joel R. Benton, min
ister of the Church of Christ. Other
numbers on the morning program
are an address by Charles W. Smith
on "The American Flag," flag salute
by the audience, "The Star Span
gled Banner," played by the band;
address, "Education and Democra
cy," S. E. Notson, and adress,
"Looking Ourselves in the Eye," by
Prof. Francis Curtis. At 10:46 the
institute will be resolved into sec
tional groups with Professor Cur
tis leading the high school group,
Miss Houx on "Reading" with the
upper grades, Miss Sheldon on "Ge
ography" with intermediate grades,
Miss Ida Mae Smith leading the'
primary grades, Miss Holey at the
head of the music group, Miss Mor
ris leading the rural group and Miss
Case at the head of the 4-H club
Thursday afternoon's session will
open with a piano duet by Mrs. W.
R. Poulson and Mrs. J. O. Turner,
and a reading by Mrs. Paul Mene
gat F. A. McMahon will speak on
"Highway Safety" at 1:15, followed
by an address, "Some Practical
Suggestions for Classroom Testing."
At 2:15 Miss Houx will speak on
"Enjoyment of Modern Poetry,"
and sectional groups will commence
at 2:45. Afternoon sections will In
clude: high school, Mrs. Dawald;
rural hot lunch, Miss Case; upper
grades, geography, Mrs. Sheldon;
lower grades, Miss Morris; interme
diate grades, reading, Miss Houx;
upper grades, Professor Curtis; pri
mary grades, Ida Mae Smith, and
musio appreciation, Miss Holey.
Superintendent Speaks Friday.
Opening Friday, Rev. Glen P.
White will offer invocation, follow
ed by a piano duet by Miss Holey
and Mrs. Turner, and a reading by
Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell. The coun
ty Oregon State Teachers associa
tion unit will convene at 9:15, fol
lowed by the address of C. A. How
ard, state superintendent. Seotions
will begin at 10:45 with Mr. How
ard In charge of the high school,
and Mrs. Sheldon heading history
and civics. Ida Mae Smith will have
charge of the primary; Miss Case,
upper grades, posture; Miss Morris,
intermediate, and music, Miss
Mr. Steelhamnier will play a
piano solo, and Mr. Lindsay will
sing a vocal solo at the afternoon
opening at 1 o'clock, .followed by an
address on 4-H club work by C. W.
Smith, an address by Miss Lillle
Alllnger, cashier of Farmers and
Stockgrowers National bank, and
an address by Mr. Howard.
A round-table discussion for
school boards, led by Mr. Howard,
and committee meetings will follow
at 2:30 o'clock.
BRUISED IN ACCIDENT.
Laurel Beach and Guy Shaw
were in tho city this morning from
Lexington, Mr. Boach showing
some the worse for wear as the re
sult of an auto accident Tuesday.
He was driving alone when the car
hit the soft gravel at the turn on
the Lexlngton-Jarmon market road
at the Jarmon ranch on Butter
creek, and turned over twice, land
ing on its top each time. Mr. Beach
escaped with many bruises but no
broken bones and considers himself
fortunate. Mr. Shaw driving the
Beach truck, came upon Mr. Beach
shortly and assisted In taking the
car to Lexington.
Take advantage of Permanent
Wave Special. Chapln's Beauty
Shop, pnone uu.
Churches, Lodges, Social Orders
Represented ; Committee of Five
Elected to Handle Details.
Representatives of Heppner fra
ternal orders, churches and uncial
organizations formed the nucleus
ior a central unemployment relief
agency at a meeting held at the
Elks temple Saturday afternoon.
The meeting was called by the Mor
row county emergency employment
committee annotated hv GnvTnr
Meier in accordance with his sug
The new organization when per
fected will be used as a clearing
house for the searching out and dis
pensing of relief, as well as helping
to administer the emergency em
ployment program, to give assist
ance to unemployed persons where
needed, and to prevent dUDlieation
of relief measures.
After discussing what might be
the best way to proceed the meet
ing Saturday voted to elect a com
mittee of five to handle the details
of the organization, with an advis
ory member to be elected from
each church or other organization
doing benevolent work which might
desire to cooperate with the cen
Elected on the committeft nf flv
were Garnet Barratt, Mrs. Jeff Bey-
mer, Mrs. Olive Frye, M. L. Case
and Mrs. Ed Bucknum.
Reports bv different nersnns In.
dicated that there would be need
for considerable relief work in the
county this winter, and the spnse
of those present was that the best
way to meet the situation was to
prepare for it ahead of time.
Many suggestions were offered
to what measures could be taken,
which were taken under advisement
by the committee. The committee
expected to meet Mondav evening
for the purpose of organizing it
self into a functioning body, and
to procede with an Investigation of
the suggestions made.
Senator Steiwer to Speak
At Pomona Grange Meet
Frederick W. Steiwer, United
States senator, will be the principal
speaker at the afternoon session of
Morrow County Pomona grange at
lone Saturday afternoon. In order
that everyone may have the privil
ege of hearing Oregon's junior sen
ator the afternoon meeting will be
open to the public. As Mr. Steiwer
is in a favorable position to keep
in close touch with the chords of
national government, it is expected
he will have a message of extreme
Interest to all. Other numbers on
the program will include:
Instrumental selection. Mrs.
Hatch, Willows grange; vocal solo,
Mrs. Trannle Parker, Lexington;
vocal duet, Velma Huston and Ruth
Bergstrom, Rhea Creek grange;
vocal solo, O. B. Spaulding, Willows
grange; vocal solo, Mr. Brooks, Ir
rlgon grange; cornet and piano se
lection, Donald Isom and Florence
BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN.
Miss Fern Engelman of lone,
whose marriage to John Turner
will be an event of nex tSunday,
was honoree for a shower given by
a group of friends at the home of
Mrs. F. W. Turner Saturday eve
ning. Guests Included Miss Jaunita
Leathers, Miss Charlotte Woods.
Miss Rieta Neel, Miss Helen Olsen,
Miss Elaine SIgsbee, Miss Blanche
Hansen, Mra Andrew Baldwin,
Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, Mrs. Leonard
Schwarz, Miss Mary Patterson,
Mrs. Harry Turner, Mrs. Sam Tur
ner, Mrs. Snyder, Miss Beth Bleak
man, Mrs. R. W. Turner, of Hepp
ner, Mrs. Frank Lundell, Miss Nor
ma Swanson, Mrs. Victor Rletmann,
Mrs. Ruby Roberts,, Mrs. Frank
Engelman of lone. Bridge was
played during the evening, and re
freshments were served by the host
esses, Mrs. F. W. Turner and Mrs.
J. O. Turner.
FIRE ALARM SOUNDED.
Heppner was aroused last nlcht
at 9:30 o'clock by sounding of the
Are siren to learn of the conflagra
tion of a pile of used lumber on the
school playgrounds below the gym
auditorium. The Are had gained
such headway that it was useless
to attempt to save tne lumber when
the fire truck arrived a few min
utes after sounding of the alarm.
Weeds had been burned near the
lumber nlle in the afternoon. and
though Wm. Driscoll, janitor, made
an inspection at 5:30 in the evening
and found that the fire was appar
ently all out, it was thought that
there might have been some smoul
dering embers beneath which start
ed the pile burning.
ACCIDENTAL SHOT FATAL.
Report reaching Heppner an
nounces the death of Wnltnr M
Hoffstetter, harness maker of Pen
dleton, from an accidental gunShot
wound. Mr. Hoffstetter was the
husband of a former Heppner girl,
nee Miss Dessa Devln. The acci
dent occurred when he attempted
to crawl through a fence to get a
shot at a coyote, which he saw
while driving on the road to Pen
dleton. With nnn hnnrt almn.1
completely shot off and a foot bad-
ly injured ne drove the six miles
into Pendleton unaided. Funeral
arrangements had not been an
nounced. No theatre-goer who Is decently
graieiui tor tne divine gift of eye
slirht should fail to sen hrt.T.'S am.
GELS at the Star Theater Sunday,
ivionaay ana Tuesday.
Rural Teachers' Club,
Holds First Meeting
Members of the Rural Teachers'
club spent an enjoyable and worth
while day .Saturday, September 26,
when the first meeting of the year
was held at the Morgan school.
Many parents and friends In the
community were also present and
participated In the discussions of
the various problems and difficul
ties which have been confronting
the rural teachers. Valuable sug-"
gestions and devices were offered
and many problems cleared up.
The meeting opened at 10:30 a. m.
with Audrey Beymer presiding as
president and introducing various
competitive work that might be
carried on throughout the county.
Announcements and helpful explan
ations of materials were made by
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers. New offi
cers for the coming year were elect
ed as follows: Mrs. Marie Clary,
president; Miss Audrey Beymer,
vice-president; Miss Rosella Doher
ty, secretary-treasurer; Miss Nora
McDaid, club historian. Talks
which followed proved very inter
esting and helpful and were made
by Mrs. Anna Heiny on "Character
Education;" Mrs. Lucy Rodgers on
"Testing Before Teaching in Spell
ing," and Miss Alice Palmer on "In
troduction of Multiplication and
Division of Fractions."
A pot-luck dinner was served by
ladies of the community at the
A fine program is being planned
for the next meeting of the club
to be held November 7 at Golden
West school. Members of school
boards and parents as well as the
teachers are invited to attend.
Organization of School Boys Insti
tuted to Replace Stop Sign for
Crossing Street Intersection.
A new safety measure for the
protection of Heppner school child
ren was instituted last week with
the organization of a Junior Safety
Patrol by L. H. McMahon, state
policeman. Under the new system
the stop sign formerly used at the
principal highway crossing for
school children at the corner of
Main and Baltimore streets is no
longer used, and instead the child
ren are conducted across the Inter
section in groups by Ihe junior pa
trolmen, who wear badges signify
ing their authority.
"Heretofore, the greatest danger
to the children came when school
was dismissed at noons and eve
nings, and they went helter-skelter
in a hurry to get home," said W. R.
Poulson, superintendent, in telling
of the new plan. "Under the new
system they are conducted across
the street in an orderly manner,
and in groups so that there is little
danger of a single child dashing
out in front of an approaching au
tomobile. Persons who have occa
sion to drive across this Intersec
tion regularly at noon or in the
evening say they like the new sys
tem much better than the old one,"
Mr. Poulson said.
James Furlong is captain of the
patrol and James .Driscoll lieuten
ant High school patrolmen are
Claude Hill, Howard Furlong and
Marvin Morgan, and grade school
patrolmen are Richard Benton, Wil
liam Mitchell and La Verne Van
Boys Honor Old Glory
When Usefulness Past
"How many boys would do this?"
asks Paul Marble, commander of
Heppner post, American Legion.
William and Omer McCaleb saw
Old Glory, seered and partly burn
ed by the recent fire which devas
tated part of the city's business sec
tion, among the wreckage at the
Noble shoe shop. It was not fitting,
they thought, for the national em
blem to be seen in such dillapidated
Fresh In their minds were
thoughts of flag courtesy, recently
conveyed to school children by Mr.
Marble and Charles W. Smith on
behalf of the Legion. They thought
It proper to destroy the multilated
emblem but with deference to what
it once represented.
Out In an open field William and
Omer stood with heads uncovered
and bowed while the curling smoke
carried evidence of their conviction
into the heavens.
FRANK HALE DIES.
Frank Hale, a native son of Mor
row county, passed away at the
Morrow General hospital Monday,
following an illness of long dura
tion, the result of chronic stomach
trouble. Funeral services were held
at the Episcopal church Wednes
day afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Joel
R. Benton, pastor of the Heppner
Church of Christ, officiating, and
arrangements being in charge of
Phelps Funeral Home. Interment
followed In Masonic cemetery, Mr.
Hale was aged 57 years, 6 months
and 18 days, and all of his life had
been spent In Morrow and Grant
counties, during the greater portion
of which he had engaged In stock-
raising and ranching. He Is sur
vived by three sons, Lynn. Loren
and Vere Hale, besides numerous
other relatives residing In this com
munity and elsewhere.
Thos. A. Drlskell is 111 at the home
of his son, Wm. Drlskell of La
Grande, and Mrs. Elsie Stephenson,
daughter of The Dalles, is at his
oensme, according to word received
Dy relatives m this city,
STUNT IE TO BE
Wide Range of Talent by
- Home Folks Employed
To Help Library.
PROGRAM ALL FIXED
Low Admission Price, Type of En
tertainment and Object of Show
Make Attraction Appealing.
Library Stunt Nite next Thursday
at the gym-auditorium is going to
offer the public a rare treat, Indeed,
if the low-down or so much of it
as lias leaked out on what the
different organizations are up to,
can be taken as a criterion. You
see, the nature of the stunts is not
being revealed, as each organiza
tion is not taking the chance of
having any of Its thunder stolen,
so that one person's guess will be
as good as another's until after the
curtain goes up at 8 o'clock sharp.
In order to prevent duplication,
and to assure a variety of enter
tainment, however, the committee
in charge, headed by Paul Menegat,
did ask for a wee bit of informa
tion concerning the nature of the
stunts, in answer to which they re
ceived the promise of dancing, sing
ing, athletic, dramatic, and comedy
acts, with assurance that the Or
pheum circuit offers no broader ar
rayif less appealing lot of talent
in a single evening's program.
With the admission price set at
25 cents straight ,and the money to
go to a very worthy cause, the com
mittee believes there should be ev
ery incentive for everyone to at
tend and little to deter anyone from
attending. Especially, considering
the fact that tie large seating ca
pacity of the auditorium-with all
seats affording a good view of the
stage and having equal acoustical
advantage assures everyone . will
get to hear and see the perform
ance. At least there is not the like
lihood of anyone being turned away
as was the case back in 1917 when
the first such library benefit was
Organizations who are lending
their support to the library by pre
paring stunts Inchiae the Lions
club, American Legion, American
Legion Auxiliary, Elks, Woolgrow
ers Auxiliary, Bookworms, and Wo
man's Study club. And in addition
there will be sutnts by the school
faculty, and school students.
'The way everything is shaping
up, the committee is certain they
were not exaggerating in promising
a big night next Thursday," said
Mr. Menegat this morning. At a
meeting last night it was possbile
to set practically all the final de
tails, even up to arranging the or
der of appearance of the stunts.
Mrs. Earl Gordon, In charge of
the advertising, has her committee
hard at work, and "property man"
W.. R. Poulson assures that every
thing will be fixed for the smooth
running of the show.
The Degree of Honor juveniles
will hold a popcorn ball sale during
the evening, with proceeds to be
turned over to the library.
Fire Prevention Week
Proclaimed Oct. 4-10
"The nation's yearly losses from
fire amount to nearly $500,000,000.
Thousands of human lives are lost
and countless thousands of people
are seriously burned each year," de
clared Governor Julius L. Meier in
proclaiming October 4-10 as Fire
Prevention Week. "In 1930 the Fire
Demon took a toll of 35 lives in
Oregon. One hundred and one Or
egon citizens were seriously injured
or crippled by fire.
'Statistics reveal that fully 90
percent of the conflagrations which
wrought this havoc were due to
carelessness, neglect and thought
lessness." Believing that the people of Ore
gon should be educated and awak
ened to the need of exercising
greater care In the prevention of
Are, in accordance with the procla
mation of Hie Presdient of the Uni
ted States, Governor Meier "earn
estly urges the people, the press,
and all civic, patriotic, fraternal
and Industrial organizations of the
commonwealth to put forth their
united efforts toward the elimina
tion of the loss and suffering which
follow In the wake of preventable
TAX MEETING POSTPONED.
The meeting of the Morrow Coun
ty Tax Equalization and Conserva
tion league, announced last week
for next Saturday, has been post
poned to Saturday, October 10, ac
cording to R. B. Wilcox, secretary.
It is expected all outstanding com
mittees will report at that time,
and league members as well as oth
ers interested are urgde to attend.
FOOTBALL GAME FRIDAY.
The first football game of the
season to be played on the Heppner
field will be played Friday after
noon between Lexington and Hepp
ner high schools. The game is list
ed as a practice game, as Lexing
ton will play several who have grad
uated from high school. Another
game has been added to the local
schedule with arrangements made
for a game to be played with Athe
na at that place October 17.
Wheat League to Meet
At The Dalles Dec. 13-14
The annual conference of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league is
slated to be held at The Dalles, De
cember 13-14, announces C. W.
Smith, secretary, who attended an
executive committee meeting at
Arlington Saturday, held for the
purpose of discussing plans for the
coming conference. Frederick Stei
wer, junior United States senator
from Oregon, will be one of the
conference speakers, having already
accepted an invitation, Mr. Smith
Other speakers who have been in
vited include Dr. John D. Black,
chief economist for the Federal
Farm board; Max Gellaher, direct
or of the state department of agri
culture; Leslie Scott, of the state
tax commission. Men from Oregon
State college, the Portland termin
als and inspection department, will
complete the roster of speakers.
Committees to be out and to re
port at the conference will include
committees on wheat handling, pro
duction and feeding, transportation,
taxation and legislation, and agri
cultural marketing. A complete
list of all committee appointments
will be available in the near future,
said the secretary.
JENNIE E. McMURRAT.
Rev. W. W. Head will hold
preaching services at the Congre
gational church next Sunday morn
ing, October 4. A cordial invita
tion to attend is extended to all.
Please remember October 7, the
date of the visitation meeting at
the Congregational church at which
L. L. Lobeer, missionary from Ma
dura, India, and C. H. Harrison, su
perintendent of Congregational
churches, will be present Lunch
eon will be served at the evening
hour and at this time the visiting
gentlemen will speak.
The American Legion Auxiliary
sewing club met Tuesday, Sept 22,
at the home of Mrs. Thelma Corley.
Ten members were present namely
Vivian Haguewood, Amy Sperry,
Snoda Blake, Maude Farris, Ber-
nice Blackwell, Elaine Rietmann,
Ida Grimes, Beulah Mankin, Gladys
Drak eand the hostess. The sewing
for fall and winter was nicely start
ed and preparations made for a
used clothes closet which will be
kept by the auxiliary this year.
Committees were also appointed
for the annual carnival and dance
which this year will be held Satur
day, October 10, at Legion hall. At
the close of the meeting refresh
ments of pie and coffee were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Keller went to
Weston Saturday where they spent
a few days wtih their son Frank.
Miss Mildred Martha Morgan
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mor
gan of Cecil, and John Edward Eu
banks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
E. Eubanks, of lone, were united
in marriage Wednesday afternoon,
September 23, at The Dalles. Rev.
W. A. Eck, pastor of the English
Lutheran church, was the officiat
ing clergyman and the ceremony
was performed at the pastor's
home. Mr. Eubanks is a graduate
of lone high school, class of 1930.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Eubanks are
popular among the younger set and
have the good wishes of their many
friends. They will make their home
On Wednesday of last week Mrs.
Alice McNabb received informa
tion of the death of her brother,
George Warfield, at his home at
Clarkston, Washington. Funeral
services were held at 10 o'clock Fri
day, September 25, from the Pres
byterian church of which Mr. War
field was a member. Interment was
In Vineland cemetery, the Masonic
order having charge. Mr. Warfield,
a former resident of this section,
was born April 23, 1873, at Yaquina
Bay, Oregon, and in 1904 was mar
ried to Miss Alma Madsen. He
moved to Clarkston in 1918. He
was a veteran grain buyer and
warehouseman of the northwest,
and for eleven years represented
the Kerr-Gifford company in Lew-
iston. He Is survived by his widow
and eight children, all of whom live
at Clarkston except one son, Ray
mond, who is located at Peters
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Fisk of Kenne-
wick, Wash., motored to lone and
took Mrs. McNabb to Clarkston to
attend the funeral services for her
Last Thursday Mrs. R. E. Harbi
son of Morgan received the news of
the sudden death of her youngest
brother, Harvey Vincent Rand, 46,
of Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Harbi
son departed Saturday for the city.
Funeral services were Sunday. Mr.
Rand was an employee of the Pa
cific Telephone and Telegraph com
pany. He is survived by his widow
and five children.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. DeShazar
were guests tne first of the week
at the home of Mrs. DeShazar's
sister, Mrs. Hal O. Ely. The De
Shazar family recently sold their
property at Forest Grove and were
en route to- Idaho Falls, Idaho,
where they will make their home.
Mrs. Hal O. Ely was hostess at
a family dinner served at her home
Tuesday evening, complimenting
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. DeShazar. Besides
the hostess and the honor guests,
those present were Edith and Mar
garet Ely, Hal O. Ely, W. G. Pal
mateer, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ely,
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Ely, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Morgan and children, Mr.
and Mrs. John Eubanks, Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Palmateer, W. F. Pal-
(Contlnued on Page Six.)
LIONS TO ASSIST
Means of Raising State Chamber
Quota Cited; Frank Turner
Talks on Insurance.
Heppner Lions voted Monday to
assist the central organization,
formed Saturday, to administer un
employment relief, and elected
Charles Thomson as Its represen
tative. Mr. Thomson was president
or Associated Charities which did
a good work in the city last winter.
Al Rank m reported for the com
mittee appointed the week previuos
to Investigate ways and means of
raising the county's J200 quota to
assist the work of the Oregon State
Chamber of Commerce. The com
mittee decided to contact the coun
ty court to see if at least a part of
the sum could not be put in the
budget for the coming year, and to
raise what might be necessary
through individual memberships, if
possible. The matter is slated to
be presented before the Pomona
grange meeting at lone Saturday,
it was stated.
President Smith urged all the
Lions who could to attend the Po
mona grange meeting to hear Sen
ator Steiwer's address, which he be
lieved would be of Intense interest
W. R. Poulson and E. W. Gordon,
last year's committeemen in charere
of staging the Lions play, "Aunt
Lucia," which was accorded a large
hearing, were retained by the club
to take charge of the play this year
to be given the latter part of Octo
ber, and Jasper Crawford was ap
pointed to assist them.
Mr. Gordon, also in charge of the
club's production for Library Stunt
Nite, announced that all the de
tails had been arranged and that
work was progressing well.
b eatured on the program was an
insurance talk by Frank W. Turner
in which he told the duties of the
insurance adjuster and cited ac
complishments of the national fire
protective movement The insur
ance adjuster is supposed to be a
man interested in neither the In
sured or insurer, Mr. Turner said,
whose duty it is to arrive as nearly
as possible at a fair and equitable
basis for adjustment of losses. He
believed that in most cases the find
ings of adjusters have been found
so. After the recent fire in Hepp
ner, he said, it appeared that the
adjustments made were quite satis
factory to the insured in most ev
The national fire protective work
is carried on for the purpose of cut
ting down fire losses, Mr. Turner
said. He read from a report show
ing that in many cities where work
has been done savings amounted
to at least fifty precent of losses
suffered in an equal length of time
before the work was started. He
read a list of causes of fires which
placed carelessness with matches
and cigarettes well toward the
front, with defective flues a close
runner-up. About 17 percent of
fires are caused by dfeective wiring
or carelessness with electrical ap
pliances, the report said.
Among ways stressed by the as
sociation as effective in eliminating
tire losses was enforcement of fire
proof building rules, and mainten
ance of an adequate flrefighting de
partment MRS. PARKER SURPRISED.
Coming as a complete surprise,
was the gathering of friends from
both the Methodist and Christian
churches at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank S. Parker on Monday
evening, the surprise being of
course on Mrs. Parker, who had a
birthday on that date. The party
had been arranged by Mrs. Sarah
Parker, mother of Frank S., in con
junction with the women's class of
the church, and gathering just at
the supper hour a pot luck lunch
eon was served as the offering of
the guests, and a very pleasant
evening was had. Mrs. Parker was
remembered by numerous appro
priate gifts. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Benton and
son Richard, Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Huston, Mr. and Mrs. Glen P.
White, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Craw
ford, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Briggs,
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Case, Mr. and
Mrs Gus Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Ar
thur Parker, Mrs. Carrie Vaughn,
Mrs. Chas. Barlow and Marie and
Lucile, Mrs. Emma Gemmell, Mrs.
Chas. Huston, Mrs. Rebecca Patter
son, Mrs. Jennie Booher, Mrs. Les
lie Emery, Mrs. E. Albee, Mrs. W.
G. McCarty, Mrs. T. J. Humphreys,
Mrs. Mattie Adkins, Mrs. S. E Not
son, Mrs Jennie Carter, Miss Lulu
Hager, Robert Jones, Donald Jones,
Norman Griffin, Mrs. Sarah Parker,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Parker and
BUDDIES INITIATE BENEDICT.
Elbert L. Cox, deputy sheriff,
whose marriage was an event of
last week, was visited by his bud
dies of the American Legion last
evening and made aware of the fact
that his plunge into matrimony was
thoroughly appreciated. Hand
cuffed, he was taken through Main
street to the accompaniment of
many popping firecrackers, and
made to set up the treats, after
which he was escorted to the coun
ty bastile to spend tho remainder
of the night.
TO GIVE LIBRARY STUNT.
Business and Professional Wo
men's club executive committee met
at the home of Mrs. W. R. Poulson
Monday evening. They decided to
put on a stunt for the library bene
llt. Dinner will be served at the
Pariah house next Monday. Please
call Miss Allinger for reservations.
MANY 4-H CLUBBERS
Heppner to Welcome Boys
And Girls in First
PARADE IS FEATURE
Demonstrations by Nearly All Clubs
Expected; Wool-Grain Show to
be Hold at the Same Time.
"Nearly every club In the county
will have a demonstration of some
phase of its work at the 4-H club
fair to be held in Heppner a week
from next Saturday," announces C.
W. Smith, county agent who has
been busy for several days getting
coops, pens and tables arranged at
the county pavilions in readiness to
receive the many exhibits to be put
on display. Included will be all the
first prize winning exhibits In each
division at the recent North Mor
row County fair at Boardman.
A feature of the day will be the
Morrow County Wool and Grain
show, also to be held at the pa
vilions. Reports indicate that there will
be a large percentage of members
in attendance from all the clubs in
the south end of the county as well
as many from the north end.
The parade to be held at 1 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, in which each
club will appear in a group mark
ed by a banner or other distinguish
ing means, i3 creating a sense of
competition and arousing much In
terest, Mr. Smith said. The parade
will immediately precede the dem
onstration contest at the pavilion,
which, from the promised number
of entries, will occupy the larger
part of the afternoon.
Judges will be Miss Helen Cow
gill and L. J. Allen, leaders in club
work from Oregon State college. It
is expected that Miss Lucy Case,
home demonstration agent from the
college, will also be present, as she
will be in Heppner Thursday and
Friday for teachers' Institute, said
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county su
perintendent, who ha3 charge of
the home-making clubs of the coun
ty and who is also taking an active
part in the preparation of demon
strations. The clubbers will be given a
warm welcome to Heppner in their
first county-wide fair since the in
ception of 4-H club work in the
county. From a few straggling
clubs five years ago, the work has
steadily grown until there are now
30 active clubs located over the en
tire county with 300 active mem
The Heppner school band will as
sist in the entertainment, and the
clubbers will be addressed by lead
ing men of Heppner.
Members of Heppner Post
Start Membership Drive
The entire last vear's mpmhpr.
shin of Hermner nost. AmoHpfln
Legion, has been divided Into two
teams in a membership contest by
means of which it is expected to
DUt the Dost "over the ton" for the
coming year. The drive starts on
ucioDer etn witn a big joint meet
ing with the auxiliary, and ends on
Armistice Dav. November 11 C
W. Smith and Elbert Cox were
named team cantains. and the nor.
sonnel of the teams follows:
Smith's team: Flovd Adama Clsr.
ence Bauman, Clyde Bailey, Otis
Biddle. J. D. Cash. H. P. Cohn. .T
E. Copenhaver, Jas. G. Cowlns, Aul-
ta c;. tjoxen, Til dowry, Ben Chris
man. H W. Dobvns. Wm riiiron
Wm. Eder, Paul Gemmell, Wm.
Greener, E. A. Hackett, Walter
Hayes, Clarence Hesseltine, N. A.
Hansucker, C. R. Howell, D. E.
iiuason, wm. instone, A. H. Jack
son. Geo. D. Johnston, fllon a
Jones, C. A. Kane, John Krebs,
-uri jR.iau, -aui Marble, Loren
Matteson, E. A. Miller, W. E. Moore,
Floyd Worden. James Omohi
L. R. Parker, W.R.Poulson, Erie M.
nacey, Henry smith, Albert
Schunk, Wm Smithurst Jr., J. O.
SDellman. Rov Scott Hn
blyn, Joe Thornburg, John R. Voile,
nicnara wens, uienn Whitman, S.
Cox's team: Belvl Ad
E. Ahalt H. O. Bauman, Clarence
. Kiddle, Roy E. Brown, E. D.
Clark, Harold A. Cohn, Lloyd E.
Chenowlth. Percv Cox.
Crawford, Arthur J Craig, Jas. Da-
ly, tester JUoolittle, Chas. Dykstra,
A. M. Edwards, E. E. Gilliam, W. C.
uosny, uienn R. Hadley, Michael
Hartin. F. J. Hiatt. J. C. cinuxtnn
Elmer Hunt Lynn Hale, E. R. Jack-
man, lirnest Johnson, Alva Jones,
Ralph R. Justus, Chas. Kllnger,
Henry Krebs, John Lawther, El
mer Matteson, Adolph F. Mojcske,
Arthur A. McAtee. Alfrnd Miirv.u-
Andrew C. Olsen, Chas. J. Osmon
rienry fcterson, J. R. Quiring,
Henry Rauch, Chas. A. Schoene,
Harry Schriever, Milton, Spurlock,
Roy Stamp, Geo. M. Shields, Amon
B. Thompson, Sam Turner, Rube
Voile, Gus Williamson.
BEAK, BOB CAT, HUNT PRIZES.
L. Van Marter and F. B. Nicker
son, who hunted last week In the
Desolation country, added a bear
and a bob-cat to their hunting bag.
Mr. Van Martor killed the bear, a
young black fellow, while Mr. Nick
ei'son killed the bob-cat.