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Volume 48, Number 31.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct 15, 1931
Subscription $2.00 a Year
LIBRARY STUNT IE
Variety of Entertainment
Offered; $89 Received
Pantomime, Radio Skits, Flay,
Songs, Dances and Athletic Stunt
Make Up Diversified Program.
The Heppner Public library not
only benefitted $85.30 from the
Stunt Nlte performance last Thurs
day presented at the school audi
torlum, but, the large audience In
attendance enjoyed one of the most
pleasing entertainments of the sea
son. The array of talent presented
by various organizations of the city,
gave a variety program replete with
music, dancing and' acting of a
The $85.30 was the amount ' re
ceived for admissions. In addition
$2 was received from the Degree
of Honor from the sale of popcorn
balls, and $2 from Emit Grotkopp,
Much credit for the success of the
entertainment goes to the commit
tee In charge, Paul Menegat, chair
man, Mrs. P. W. Mahoney and Mrs.
Harold Case, and to W, R. Poulson,
property manager, who allowed no
wasted time between acts.
The curtain opened with two
numbers by the Heppner school
band under the direction of Harold
Buhman. Attired ,in their white
uniforms with red berets, the 28
piece band was attractive, and their
offerings received hearty approval
from the audience.
Mi's. Earl Gordon and Miss Mir
lam McDonald, for the Women's
Study club, next presented a light
comedy skit, in which Mrs. Gordon
deceived many of her acquaint
ances with her boy s clothes and
Miss Betty Trevett represented
the Eastern Star Social club, oblig
ing -with two interpretative tap
dances to the music played by her
aunt, Mrs. Scott Brown, at the
Sir Lochinvar Is Farce.
Of a different and unusual nature
was the Bookworms' stunt, with
which they put the audience In an
uproar. It was a farce pantomime
of one of the classics, Scott's Sir
Lochinvar, In which members of
the club acted out the poem, read
by Mrs. Paul Gemmell. Costumed
in the mode of the 14th century,
Sir Lochinvar appeared astride his
mighty steed before the castle of
Sweet Ellen, just before his dash
for the Holy Grail. His steed, like
others lined up at the hitching rack,
was a broomstick. The gallant
knight was done by Mrs. Ted Lum
ley, while the flower of his heart
was Mrs. Harold Case. Mrs. Paul
Menegat, Mrs. W. R. Poulson, Mrs.
Spencer Crawford, Miss Marjorie
Montgomery, Miss Beth Bleakman,
Mrs. Lacy E. Rodgers and Miss Lu
lu Hager completed the cast
Two numbers by the octette of
the American Legion Auxiliary,
with Mrs. Walter Moore accom
panying, were well received. The
group was composed of Mrs. J. D.
Cash, Mrs. Paul Marble, Mrs. Har
old Cohn, Mrs. Adelyn O'shea, Mrs.
Harry Tamblyn, Mrs. W. R. Poul
son, Mrs. Alva Jones and Mrs. Ray
The offering of the Lions club
was a balancing act by Harvey Bau
man who did some difficult feats
calling for much strength and a
steady nerve. Included In his per
formance was the balancing of four
dining chairs piled on top of each
other on his chin, and the balanc
ing of a sharp knife on his chin.,
His last stunt was balancing his
nephew, Peter Chrlstensen, seated
at the end of a long pole, on his
A much appreciated addition to
the program were two solos by Dan
Lindsay of Alpine, In which he did
credit to Harry Lauder In the sing
ing of Scotch songs. He was ac
companied by Mrs. Poulson.
Radio Program Broadcast
Barring some static, and a little
local interference, the radio broad v
cast offered by Neighbors of Wood
craft came In quite clearly and was
hilariously reoelved. Crockett
Sprouls was station, director, and
broadcasting from off-stage were
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lumley, Miss
Doris Hiatt, J. O. Turner, Frank
Turner, Crockett Sprouls and Laur
el Beach. Seated about the radio
on the stage were Claude Hill, Mrs.
Elsie Cowins, Miss Jessie French
and Mrs. Rose Howell. The pro
gram consisted of popular music
Miss Charlotte Woods, soprano,
and Laurel Beach, tenor, represent
ed the Christian church, singing
two classical numbers in duet.
Their voices blended beautifully In
the well chosen selections, which
gave the audience one of the rarest
treats of the evening. Mrs. Poul
son was accompanist
The Morrow County Woolgrow
ers auxiliary was responsible for
two pretty tap-dancing acts, pre
sented by pupils of Mrs. Helen
Cohn. Perfect unison and highly
developed technique were shown by
the two teams, composed of Miss
Harriet Hager and Miss Dora Bail
ey, and Miss Nancy Cox and Miss
Anabel Turner. Accompaniment
(Continued on Pas Six.)
REPORTS KILLING ELK.
Frank Donnelly of McMinnville
last week reported killing an elk by
mistake in the mountains south of
Heppner. On arraignment before
E. R. Huston, justice of the peace,
he was fined $,250. He refused to
pay the fine and was granted 10
days parole in charge of C. J. D.
Bauman, to return to his home to
attend to some business. Donnelly
had not seen an elk before, said he
mistook It for a deer. Local offl
cers dressed out the 'animal and its
hide and head were on display for
several days at the Heppner Meat
PROGRAM BY STUDY CLUB.
Russia will be the subject for
discussion at the meeting of the
Woman's Study club next Monday
evening at the Parish house. The
following program will be present
ed: "Conditions Leading Up to the
Russian Revolution," Mrs. Fred
Lucas; "Five Year Plan," Mrs. P.
W. Mahoney; vocal solo, Laurel
Beach; "Changed Conditions in
Russia,"' Mrs. C. W. McNamer;
"Women In Russia," Mrs. James
Lumley. The program promises ot
be very interesting and it is hoped
that a large crowd will be present.
I. O. O. F. PLAN PEETING.
A delegation from lone and Mor
gan met with Heppner lodge No.
66, I. O. O. F., last night to discuss
plans for a county get-together
meeting. Included in the delega
tion were Lee Howell, Fred Elv.
George Ely, James Warfield, Ed
Clark and Charles Battersby. Hepp
ner lodge is planning a series of
old-time dances to be held' this win
ter, with the first October 23. Date
of the first get-together meeting
will be announced later.
PREMIUM CHECK RECEIVED.
A check for $4 covering the third
premium in the state health con
test won by Kenneth Klinger of
Alpine, was received this week by
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county
school superintendent from H. C.
Seymour, state 4-H club leaaer.
The check was forwarded to Ken
neth by Mrs. Rodgers with her con
gratulations. GETS FINE BUCK.
Adam Knoblock, local govern
ment trapper, bagged a 214-pound
buck deer In Three Troughs, north
of Little Wall creek, Sunday. The
deer was rather disappointing In
size, Adam expecting from its ex
ceptionally large antlers that it
would be big enough to cop the
prize gun at the Peoples Hardware
PHEASANT SEASON OPENS.
Beginning today and running un
til October 31, the season for hunt
ing Chinese pheasants and Hun
garian partridges is open in Mor
row county. Reports Indicate the
birds are plentiful, and that many
sporstmen are preparing to take
advantage of the fact.
A thriller, with every moment full
of suspense, headed by Richard
Barthelmess, at the Star Theater
Sunday and Monday.
Prepare for Dedication of Pioneer Statue
As a memorial to his mother.
Brown Barker, vtce-prettldent of the University of Oregon, will dedicate
a statue of tho Pioneer Mother next spring oil the University campus.
In preparation for that event, Mr. Barker and Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall, president of tho Unlvernlty, are now on a tour of the state, in
viting Oregon Mothers nnd Dads, alumni, nml civic leaders to attend
the dedication which will take place next snrlnir. Acconinnnvinir them
are officials of tho Dads and Mothers
.m ua onuu,i, uii uiuvt'rrm.y prooienis.
The statue Is shown at the top above, nl It Is executed by A.
Phlmister Proctor, world-famous sculntor. Mr. Barker l almivn lft
and Dr. Hull, right.
IS PUT ON DISPLAY
High Standard Reached
in County Says Miss
MANY AWARDS MADE
Good Array of Wheat and Wool Ex
hibits Seen; Complete List of
Prize Winners Given.
With more than 400 people in the
pavilion when the demonstration
contests started in the afternoon,
the first Morrow County 4-H Club
fair held in Heppner Saturday was
received with wide interest The
high quality of exhibits and general
completeness of the record books
caused Miss Helen Cowgill, state
club leader from Oregon state col
lege, to comment, "Club work in
Morrow county is on- the highest
standard to be found any place in
As fine an array of exhibits as
has ever been seen at the annual
Morrow County Wool and Grain
show was on display in connection
with the club fair, and claimed its
share of interest from visitors.
Judging of exhibits took place in
the morning. Those who brought
lunches were served hot chocolate
by the Heppner school and Rhea
Creek grange at noon. At 1:30 fifty-five
clubbers participated in the
parade on Main street, divided into
groups by clubs, with insignia
marking each. The parade was ac
companied by music by the Hepp
ner school band, which played at
the corner of Main and Center
streets while the parade was in
progress. The demonstration con
test started immediatetly after the
parade and occupied the entire af
ternoon. Miss Helen Cowgill and L. J. Al
len, also club leader from the col
lege, judged the club exhibits, while
Hiss Cowgill was assisted by Prof.
H,dwin Ingles of Lexington in judg
ing the demonstrations. H. A.
Lindgren and J. Foster Martin
from the college judged the wool
and wheat respectively.
Leaders Pleased. ' '
Chas. W. Smith, county agent,
and Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county
school superintendent, who super
vised the boys' anl girls' exhibits,
respectively, and who have been
largely instrumental in the devel
opment of club work In the county,
expressed their pleasure with the
fine showing made at the fair.
Five clubbers who scored highest
in five different divisions at the fair
were awarded scholarships to the
annual 4-H club summer school to
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Mrs. Elvira Brown Mnllmnv Rim
organizations who are conferring
JENNIE E: McMURHAT.
The association meeting of Con
gregational churches was held in
lone Wednesday evening, October
7. Dinner was served at six o'clock
in the church dining room at which
plates were laid for sixty-five. Out-of-town
guests present were Lloyd
L. Lorbeer of Madura Mission, In
dia, Dr. C. H. Harrisoa of Portland,
superintendent of churches. Rev.
W. W. Head of Cathlamet Wash.,
Rev. Mr. Hutchinson, pastor of the
church at The Dalles, A. S. Roberts
or The Dalles, and a goodly number
of friends from Lexington, includ
ing Laurel Beach, who was soloist
for the evening. Mr. Lorbeer was
the. principal speaker of the eve
ning, and he was greeted by a large
congregation. His talk on condi
tions in India was interesting and
instructive. Mr. Lorbeer is one of
a growing number of laymen who
are serving as missionaries under
the American Board. It is doubt
ful if any missionary in South In
dia of Mr. Lorbeer's age has any
wider and better knowledge of vil-
iage life in that part of gentry
in tne aiternoon, tie and other
members of his party, spoke before
tne mgn school student body.
A Young Peoples Union has been
organized in our town. Meetings
will be held at 6:30 each Sunday
evening at the Baptist church, and
all young people are welcome. The
object of the union is to promote
Christian fellowship and to be of
service to the community. Officers
elected are Francis Ely, president;
Ralph Thompson, vice-president;
.Margaret uiy, secretary-treasurer;
iieorge ta. xucKer, sponsor.
Miss Marguerite Mouzey. Instruc
tor in English, is sponsor for the
Junior-Senior Euglish club which
was organized recently, having the
following officers in charge: Norton
ijundell, president; Muriel Patter
son, vice-president; Ralph Thomp-
son, secretary; Dorr Mason, treas
urer. The aim of the club Is to pro
mote the use of better English and
to study parliamentary law.
Alter having lost their first two
games by 6 to 0 scores, the lone
high school came back with a 21-0
win over the Moro team on the lo
cal field Saturday. Coach Tucker
had evidently put his boys throuerh
some Intensive drill during the
weeK. uur boys play Arlington at
The high school students are hard
at work on the program which will
be presented at the annual carnival,
the date of which will be fcnnounced
Ed Dipk of Pomerof .Vjfa.sh,, was
a business visitor in lone Thursday
oi last weeK.
Fred McMurray made a trip to
Portland last week.
Laxton McMurray and Bert John
son, members of the lone school
board, and Ralph Harris, clerk, at
tended the school board convention
held October 9 at Heppner, and had
the pleasure of hearing C. A. How
ard, State Superintendent of Pub
J. E. Grimes, Bert Cork and Clel
Ray departed Saturday for Trent
Oregon, where Mr. Grimes owns
property. After planting the crop,
Mr. Grimes and Mr. Ray expect to
return to lone, but Mr. Cork will
spend the winter in the Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. John Blake of
Klamath Falls arrived; Saturday
and are guests at the home of their
son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Blake. They were accom
panied by Mrs. Blake's brother
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balaiger and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balslger and
son, Alfred, were week-end visitors
at White Salmon, Wash.
Mr. and Mra Glen Ball of Mor
gan are the parents of a seven and
a half pound daughter, born Fri
day, October 9.
Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Ely of Mor
gan had as dinner guests Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Hal O. Ely, Edith and
Margaret of lone, Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Ely and Francine of Mor
gan, and George Chandler of Cecil.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Troedson and
daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Palmateer attended the fair at
Mrs. Helen Farrens of Portland
arrived Friday and spent a few
days here looking after business af
fairs. Mr. and Mrs. John Turner of
Heppner attended the dance here
Saturday night and remained over
Sunday with Mrs. Turner's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engelman.
An organization of recent date
was the Girls' League of Iono high
school. The newly elected officers:
Queen Juno, Minnie Normoyle;
Goddess Hebe, Ruth Keene; God
dess Minerva, Clara Nelson, and
Goddess Fortema, Margaret Ely,
were installed during activity per
iod at the school house Wednesday.
Miss Marguerite Mouzey is spon
sor for the league which emphasizes
school service and personal charm
among Its members.
Mrs. Bert Mason and Mrs. Dell
Ward motored to Portland Monday.
On their return they will be accom
panied by Mrs. Mason's mother,
Mrs. Adelia Godfrey who will spend
the winter in lone.
Laxton McMurray, Bert Johnson,
Oliver Kincaid, Antone Holub, John
Johnson and John Louy are lone
men who were present at the tax
meeting Ih Heppner Saturday.
Miss Florence Shippey who had
been spending a couple of weeks
here with her mother, Mrs. Etta
Shippey, left Saturday for Lyle,
Wash., for a visit with her brother
At the close of the stated com
munication of Locust chapter, O. E.
S. Tuesday night, a social hour was
enjoyed honoring Mr. and Mrs. R.
E. Harbison who are leaving soon
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Thought Better Way
Of Using Time.
Would Retain High Standards De
spite Financial Crisis; Superin
tendent Meets Directors.
Morrow county's two-day teach
ers' institute was brought to a close
Friday evening with a meeting of
the county unit, Oregon State
Teachers association, and a meet
ing of school board members of the
county addressed by C. A. Howard,
state superintendent of public in
struction. 'The program, augmented by lo
cal musicians and local speakers,
was featured by good instructors
in all departments. Dr. Francis Cur
tis, who spoke Thursday on "Look
ing Ourselves in the Eye," is con
sidered by Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
county superintendent, to be one
of the -outstanding educators of all
time In local Institute history.
Among assembly speakers were
Chas. W. Smith, Americanization
chairman of the local American
Legion post, who spoke on "Cour
tesy to Our Flag;" S. E. Notson,
district attorney, on "Education
and Democracy," and F. A. McMa
hon, state policeman, on "Highway
Superintendent Howard held a
round-table discussion on the new
school laws and school finances. He
was unable to give assistance in the
problem now facing the majority
of school districts, that of raising
money to meet warrants. .
The Q. S. T. A. unit passed the
The association favors the devel
opment, under the direction of
County Superintendent Rodgers
and with the full cooperation of all
the teachers of the county, of a
carefully formulated technique that
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PRESIDENT HALL BRINGS
A graphic word picture of the
plight of higher education in Ore
gon was given a group of mothers
and dads of U.-O. students, alumni
and friends by Dr. Arnold Bennett
Hall, president of the University of
Oregon, at the Episcopal parish
house Monday evening, following
a 6:f0 oclock dinner interspersed
with a lovely program of enter
tainment Mrs. W. P. Mahoney
presided and Dr. C. W. Barr intro
duced Dr. Hall.
Accompanying Dr. Hall were
Burt Brown Barker, vice-president
of the university, and Mrs. Barker;
Mrs. F. W. Bond of Pendleton, pres
ident of Oregon Mothers, and Mr.
Bond; Mrs. Walter M. Cook, of
Portland, honorary president of
Oregon Mothers, and Mr. Cook; Al
fred W. Powers, dean of the uni
versity extension division, and Mrs.
Paul Ager, secretary to the presi
dent and executive secretary of
Oregon Mothers, all of whom were
introduced by Dr. Hall.
A feature of the evening was the
story by Mr. Barker of the "Pion
eer Mother," a statue by A. Phimis-
ter Proctor to be unveiled on the
university campus next Mothers
Day, a gift to the state from Mr.
Entertainment numbers included
vocal duets by Miss Charlotte
Woods and Laurel Beach; two so
los by Mr. Beach, readings by Mrs.
Paul M. Gemmell and Mrs. Paul
Menegat, piano duets by Mrs. Wil
liam R. Poulson and Mrs. Jesse O.
Turner, and song by the high school
girls sextet, Phyllis Pollock, Nancy
Cox, Annabel Case, Jessie French,
Anabel Turner and Hazel Beymer.
The dinner was prepared and serv
ed by ladies of the Episcopal
Foundation Helps Work.
Dr. Hall touched briefly on the
work of the Mothers' and Dads'
clubs through which it is expected
a sympathetic interest with the
work of the university will bo cre
ated among parents fo the students.
Unique in the field of education, the
work with the mothers and dads at
Oregon has gained widespread at
tention and has attracted support
from the Carnegie foundation by
means of which it is possible for
the president to carry the univer
sity message over the state "with
out cost to the taxpayer."
The president lamented the mis
carriage of the good intentions of
many well-meaning folk who sign
ed the referendum petition aimed
to overthrow the governor's veto
of $500,000 of the amount appro
priated for higher education, but
which, in effect, nullified the entire
appropriation. As the situation now
stands the university will receive
26 percent less money from the
state this year than It did ten years
ago, while registration figures show
an Increased enrollment of 88 per
cent over the same interval.
Always hard to get Instructors
of a high type, the enforced cur
tailment of expenditures makes It
still harder, as well as reducing
ROLL CALL EVENT
PLANNED BY ELKS
Deer for Venison Dinner Largest of
Season; Full Program of En
Heppner Lodge No. 358, B. P. O.
Elks, will hold roll call night next
Thursday evening, when it is ex
pected members from over its en
tire domain will be present to an
swer when their names are called
Garnet Barr itt, exalted ruler, has
planned the event to be a real
homecoming of lodge members, and
is urging all members to be present
for the tine entertainment program.
Starting the evening Elks and
their ladies will be treated to a big
venison dinner. The "big" is used
advisedly for the deer on which
they will feed is the largest so far
brought Into town this season. It
was killed Monday by Monroe Tur
ner, who gave it to the lodge for
the homecoming event. In exchange
for services of members In getting
it out of the woods. It was so big
that it took six men nearly a full
day to get it to town. The weight
was 250 pounds. It will be prepar-
ea unaer tne supervision of Mark
Merrill, in charge, of the commis
sary for the evening. The dinner
is being served by the lodge.
During the dinner hour guests
will be treated to a big program of
entertainment, in charee of D. A.
Wilson and W. R. Poulson. Plans
for this part of the program are
well in hand, and promise a good
Following the dinner the mem
bers will retire to the lodge room
for a regular lodge session and the
roll call, while special entertain
ment for the ladies will be provided
in tne club rooms.
STRANGE SIGHT SEEN.
Six young coyotes were seen, ap
parently tugging away at some
prey, on the hill east of town Mon
day morning. Andrew Baldwin, lo
cal deliveryman, and the depot
rorce witnessed the scene from the
depot, and from the distance for a
time could not make out just what
the animals were, at first thinking
a band of geese had landed on the
hillside. Adam Knoblock, govern
ment trapper, viewed them through
a field glass and reported them to
be a band of migratory coyote pups,
"just going through the country."
the number of Instructors possible
to carry on the faculty. The im
possibility to renew expiring con
tracts caused the university to drop
irom tnirteenth place to the bottom
of the list of universities by instruc
tors per 1000 pupils. '
Dr. Hall was criticizing no one.
But, as a servant of the people, he
cited the situation to show what
the administration was up against
in attempting to prosecute its func
tion of giving equal educational op
portunity to all the youth of the
state, while providing a high type
of intellectual and spiritual leader
ship under conditions conducive to
moral, spiritual and intellectual de
velopment of the student
Teach Students to Think.
The spiritual development sought
In the pupils was interpreted by the
speaker to mean an earnest desire
to seek the truth. The university
is often criticized, he said, for over
throwing fixed beliefs which the
student may have had when he
entered there. But if the student
was taught to think for himself,
with an earnest desire to learn the
truth, the university's task had
Dramatic was Dr. Hall's story of
a recent visit to the Doernbecher
hospital, one of only two institu
tions in the state for the care of
crippled children. Filled to ca
pacity, and doing an unsurpassed
humanitarian service, this institu
tion has an ever increasing waiting
list as a result of the curtailment
of state support. This situation
was deemed unfortunate by the
The medical school, also, which
attempts to educate only the high
est type of students, has been hurt
Last year, Dr. Hall said, tho ad
ministration obtained more money
from outside the state for support
of the medical school than was giv
en by the state itself.
While sympathetic with the
stringent financial condition of the
state at the present time, Dr. Hall
said there was no denying that
higher education is being discrim
inated against to the benefit of oth
er state functions. The amount of
money spent for higher education
is altogether disproportionate to
that spent for other things. More
money is spent by the state In a
year for eiUier cigarettes or cos
metics than is given for support of
The gift of Mr. Barker to the uni
versity was conceived as an aid to
one of the aims of the administra
tion, that of fostering among the
students a love for the beautiful.
Mr. Barker, himself a native of
Oregon of pioneer stock, grew to
manhood without seeing a sinele
painting or piece of statuary. At
forty yeras of age he developed an
appreciation of and love for art
He lamented the paucity of art In
me west, while Europe and the
East are so rich in masterpieces.
Heretofore art picturing the pio-
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1 1 POSSIBLE
FOR BITTER HO
$50,000 for Gravelling
Allotted Spray Route
by Forest Bureau.
REPORT GIVEN LIONS
Possibility of Emergency Money
Being Spent on Heppner-Spray
Roads; Llonism Talk Given.
"A pig In the poke" is the term
applied to the Heppner-Rltter road
by Roy A. Klein, state engineer, as
reported by Al Rankin, envoy of
the Heppner Lions club to the state
highway commission meeting in Sa
lem last Thursday. In his report,
made before the club Monday, Mr.
Rankin said the commission refus
ed to give the road consideration.
Mr. Klein's term was applied, he
said, because of the fact that the
commission had no way of know
ing whether the road would cost
$1,000,000 or $30,000,000. Mr. Ran
kin was sent to Salem by the club
to ask that the Heppner-Ritter road
be named a primary state road.
The Morrow county delegation, .
composed of Mr. Rankin, W. T.
Campbell, county judge; George
Peck and G. A. Bleakman. commis
sioners; Harry Tamblyn, engineer;
W. L. McCaleb, roadmaster, and W.
P. Mahoney, attended the joint
meeting of the state highway com
mission and bureau of public roads
officials in Portland Thursday when
$50,000 was allotted for gravelling
9.6 miles of the Heppner-Sprav
road. This action was taken with
out any urging by the local delega
tion, Mr. Rankin said. The Hepp
ner-Spray road was also approved
as a secondary state highway, en
titling it to support from the state.
an action much desired locally.
Spray Road May Benefit
It was the aim of the Morrow
county delegation to secure state
aid through the emergency road
fund to relieve the local unemploy
ment situation, while attempting to
direct expenditure of the money
where it would do the most good,
Mr. Rankin said. Finding that it
would be impossible to get the mon
ey applied on the Heppner-Ritter
road, the delegation concurred in
the suggestion of Engineer Klein
that such emergency money as
might be received be applied to the
uncompleted portion of the Heppner-Spray
road. J. M. Devers, at
torney for the commission, ruled
that roads of the secondary system
were as much state highways as
roads of the primary system, and
hence eligible to receive money
from the emergency fund.' This
matter has been referred to the at
torney general, and if his decision
concurs with that of Mr. Devers,
tne emergency money received by
this county may be expended on the
Heppner-Spray road. Otherwise the
only road In Morrow county to ben
efit would be the Oregon-Washing-ton
The commission was besieged
with large delegations from west
of the mountains who had loads of
documentary proof of claims ' for
their roads, and it was impossible
for the commission to deny the big
demand for a short-cut route to
the coast They designated the Wil
son River road as a primary state
mgnway. under the conditions.
with the local delegation having so
nitie to substantiate their claims.
it was not logical to expect consid
eration for the Heppner-Ritter
road, said Mr. Rankin.
Vote $200,000 Immediately.
The commission nnssoH fha mn-
tlon Of Commissioner Snnnlriincr
asking: for the immediate salo of
$200,000 of bonds to meet the im
mediate emergency situation, pend
ing availability of the total of $2,
500.000 which It is evneotort to or.
pend In emergency road employ
ment this winter. Just how much
of this $200,000 Morrow county may
get, or how soon it will be received,
was not made known, though It was
promised that each county in the
state would get its share.
A feature of the club program
was a talk on Lionism by P. W.
Mahoney, of the Lions education
committee. In whleh he nointort nut '
the unselfish nature of the club's
work which Includes anything for
the moral, civic and nntrlotie hot.
terment of the community. Coop
eration with other organizations
doing like work, Is one of the aims
of the club. It is non-political and
non-sectarian, while basing Its en
deavors on the Golden Rule.
FINDS FREAK POTATO.
Oscar Kelthlev. F.iirht MM for
mer, was displaying a notaM In
town Tuesday, the like of which he
had never seen before, though he
has raised potatoes for many years.
The tuber, irremilur and hnlm, in
shape, had started to leaf out all
over, witn thick, pointed leaves
similar to a cactus. Whether It
had become mixed un with ooniA
other plant or was reverting to
some ancestral trait. Air. Kelthley
did not know, but he intended to
send it to state college botanists
for an explanation.
Garnet Barratt. exalted ruler o,f
Hepnner lodce of Elks, and Knrr,iH
Cohn expect to be In Portland Mon-
uay to near tne national exalted
ruler who will deliver an aililrou
there that evening.