OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. 0 R S atte Volume 48, Number 48. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 1932 Subscription $2.00 a Year 5 1 III WILL REACH PEOPLE Much Relief Expected From Reconstruction Finance Act. FARMS MAY BENEFIT Spokane District Director Outlines Working of Act and Ways It May Help Business Conditions. (An address given by D. W. Twohy, member of the advisory board of the Reconstruction Fin ance corporation for the Spokane district, given before the Spokane Chamber of Commerce February 9, 1932.) At the request of the president of the United States, congress prompt ly passed the bill authorizing and setting up the Reconstruction Fin ance corporation. The government has endeavored to wipe out the causes of fear and doubt that have paralyzed our business structure. One of its first missions Is to sup port the banks in such a manner that they may cease to curtail cred it, and may take a normal course In the aid of industry and business. Thus, well managed financial in stitutions need no longer fear con ditions beyond their control, and their patrons may look to them with the utmost confidence. This confidence, in turn, should bring speedily into circulation the hun dreds of millions of timid, hoarded dollars, further hastening the pro cess of recovery. Leading econo mists point out that the nation's energy and resourcefulness will be quickened all along the line, to the end that manufacturer and mer chant, employer and laborer, farm er and home owner, banker, depos itor and borrower may embark with vigor and assurance upon con structive endeavor. The corporation is set up for ten years, with a maximum investment of two billion dollars. The corpor ation lends this gigantic sum to the institutions shown in order to keep them throughly solvent, active, and in excellent condition to render their vital services to the country In bringing back our normal pros perity. Loans will run for three years with a maximum extension of two years, and no fee or commis sion will be charged. No one insti tution, its affiliates and subsidiar ies may borrow more than 100 mil lion dollars. Loans will be made directly on promissory notes or by discounting securities. (The members of the advisory board for the Spokane district are Joel E. Ferris, president of the Spokane and Eastern Trust com pany of Spokane; N. A. Davis, vice president of the Baker-Boyer Na tional bank of Walla Walla, and D. W. Twohy.) Under the terms of the bill, the funds of the corporation are made available In the following manner: COMMERCIAL BANKS may borrow and discount securities to Increase their usefulness in financ ing business. SAVINGS BANKS may safe guard the savings account of every depositor by using this credit TRUST COMPANIES may call upon the corporation for loans and discounts to maintain a strong and liquid condition. CLOSED BANKS and banks In process of liquidation will receive money with which to relieve depos itors. MORTGAGE LOAN COMPAN IES may borrow from the corpor ation, and thus extend loans and make new ones. BUILDING AND LOAN ASSO CIATIONS can use this credit to find relief from slow assets and to Increase their safety and activity, RAILROADS will receive loans If not able to obtain them else where, and If approved by the In terstate Commerce commission. INSURANCE COMPANIES may borrow money to Increase the liquidity of their position and safe guard their condition. CREDIT UNIONS may use loans from the corporation to continue their credit, and place themselves in a more useful position. FEDERAL INT ERMEDIATE CREDIT BANKS can carry on their activity with renewed vigor through the use of this credit AGRICULTURAL AND LIVE STOCK CREDIT CORPORA TIONS will have a new avenue of credit to bring relief to land own ers and stock men. FARMERS. The Secretary of Agriculture Is to be allocated mon ey for crop loans direct to farmers preference to those whose 1931 crop failed. JOINT STOCK LAND BANKS may borrow money on their assets and carry on their operations more actively. FEDERAL LAND BANKS will be able to liquidate more of their assets, obtaining funds with which to help farmers. UNITED STATES TREASURY furnishes the corporation with BOO million dollar capital and agrees to buy one and one-half billion dol lars of Its bonds if a ready market Is not found elsewhere. I would like to quote the state, ment of the Secretary of War, ex- pressing himself with regard to (Continued on Page Sis.) Stove Explosion Injures Mrs. William Smithurst Mrs. William Smithurst (nee Thelma Hall, formerly of Heppner) was severely injured at the farm homo In the Alpine vicinity a week ago yesterday when the cookstove exploded from a frozen water back. She was brought to Heppner for treatment, and many stitches were required to close the lacerations on her forehead and cheek, while one whole side of her face was badly bruised. She remained for several days at the home of her sister, Mrs. Earl Gordon. As was- his usual custom, Mr. Smithurst arose that morning and started a fire In the cookstove, re maining with it some time to see that everything was all right He then went to the barn to do the morning milking. There was no apparent sign of anything being wrong when Mrs. Smithurst start ed breakfast In the usual manner. She had just started to bend over the stove to tend to part of the cooking when the explosion hap pened, completely demolishing the stove. Mrs. Smithurst did not know just what hit her, and did not iealize for a time that she was hurt, her first concern being for the baby who was in her crib in the doorway between the kitchen and living room. The baby started to scream on seeing her mother, and the mother feared the baby was hurt Later, when she discov ered that the explosion had cov ered her face with soot, Mrs. Smith hurst realized that It was her un natural appearance that frightened the baby. Fortunately the fire was extinguished by the explosion. The injured woman summoned her hus band as soon sa possible, but It was two hours before she could reach Heppner for medical attention. BOOST LAMB SALES 14 TO 450 PERCENT Results of Safeway Campaign so Far Given W. P. Mahoney by Stores' Vice President Increases in the sale of lamb, ranging from 15 to 450 percent has been the result of Intensive "eat more lamb" campaigning by the MacMarr, Safeway and Pay 'n Tak- It stores throughout .all the states west of the Mississippi river the last three weeks, according to in formation received here by W. P. Mahoney, vice-president of the First National bank and prominent wool grower. In a letter from R. W. Doe, vice- president of the Safeway organiza tion, to Mr. Mahoney, it is stated that the campaign has been well worth the trouble and that as soon as figures can be compiled the spe cific results obtained will be an nounced. One of the most notable features of the campaign is the increase ob tained In California, already a heavy-consuming lamb state. Sales were increased 14 percent there. Sheep raisers in the Heppner dis trict and elsewhere are deriving great benefit from the campaign, according to Mr. Mahoney, who says that although its effects can't be expected to make themselves Im mediately felt upon the producer, the latter is sure to notice the dif ference during his next selling sea son. Feeders, who have been the ones to profit from the Increased con sumption, will be In a better mood to buy from producers during the coming year as a result of the pres ent Increased sales, Mr. Mahoney said. Permanent benefit from the Safe way campaign Is expected, inas much as only top grade lambs have been offered consumers In order to bring them back for more. The re tall price has been kept down to a figure comparable with that charged for other meats, and many housewives are discovering that lamb, formerly considered a deli cacy which could be afforded only at infrequent intervals, can now be put on the table several times a week. Booklets supplied by Swift & Co. and distributed through the mar kets cooperating In the campaign have educated housewives as to the variety of delicious lamb dishes that can be prepared from fore parts of the carcass. . This has re sulted in more even sale of the whole lamb and allowed the price for the more choice cuts to be plac ed at a reasonable level. Continuation of the campaign has been promised by M. 13. Skaggs, president of the Safeway organi zation, who plans to have his stores feature lamb for Wednesday of each week In an attempt to estab lish It as "Lamb Day." CHAUTAUQUA DATE SET. The Morrow county free Chautau qua will open June 2. A number of subscribers have requested that they be permitted to pay their sub scription in installments. Those who desire to pay In that manner may make payments to John W. Hlatt, who has been appointed ex ecutive secretary and will receipt ror an payments. BLEAKMAN TO RUN AGAIN. In another column of this issue of the Gazette Times. Georse Bleakman, county commissioner, announces that he will be a candl date to succeed himself In the ra publican primaries to be held May 20. Mr, Bleakman's petition Is In the course of circulation, HARRY E. JOHNSON CALLED BY DEATH Resident of County Since Child hood Was Contractor-Builder; Funeral Rites Held Sunday. Harry E. Johnson, 61, veteran contractor and builder, died at his home in Heppner last Friday morning following a lingering ill ness which kept him bedfast for two weeks prior to his passing. Funeral services were held from the Elks temple at 2 o'clock Sun day afternoon under the auspices 6f Heppner lodge No. 358, with Joel R. Benton, minister of the Church of Christ, delivering the funeral sermon. Interment was in Mason ic cemetery. A large number of lodge brothers and friends gather ed to pay their respects to a life of usefulness. Pallbearers were Rich ard Wells, W. O. Bayless, R. I. Thompson, Orve Rasmus, Ed Bres- lin and Harry Duncan. Arrange ments were in charge of Phelps Funeral home. 1 Harry E. Johnson was born April 19, 1870, at Walla Walla, Wash., be ing the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson. He died at Heppner, Ore gon, February 5, 1932, aged 61 years, 9 months and 16 days. He first came to this county as a baby, when in 1872 his family moved to what was then Umatilla county, locating on what is now known as the Floreon place on Willow creek few miles south of Heppner. There his father pioneered in stock- raising. In 1889 the family removed to Salc-m, returning to Heppner in 1898, since which time the younger Mr. Johnson had made his home here almost continuously. For a number of years he followed the carpentering trade in company with his father, later doing con tracting and building on his own in itiative. Many fine residences of the vicinity were built by him among which are the Frank Monahan home and the Ed Chinn home. As a young man he served an appren ticeship also in the printing trade, working as typesetter for the Ga zette when its uncertain destinies were under the fiery management of John Watermelon Redington, noted among pioneer newspaper men of the northwest, who now re sides at the old soldiers home In Sawtelle, Calif. In 1907 Mr. John son was united in wedlock with Bertha Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Adkins, pioneer resi dents. His married life was cut short ' when Mrs. Johnson passed away in 1910. He is survived by three brothers, Charles and Thom as of Heppner, and Ralph of Salem. Death has closed the life of an honoied and respected citizen, who, in devoting greatly of his time to the plying of his craft,, had become a skilled craftsman, the monument al testimony to which remains as a living tribute to his memory. Moisture Deposit Largest For Three Years in Forest The mid-wintetr snow survey of J. M. Spencer, district watermaster, made recently, shows more snow and a larger water content than at any time the last three years, and comparable to that of 1929, ac cording to a report received from Mr. Spencer this week. The sur vey at Arbuckle mountain showed a total snow deposit of 54.5 inches, with water content of 12.9 inches. The survey last year showed 22.2 inches of snow at this point with a water content of 6 inches, and In 1930, 14.4 inches of snow with 3.7 inches of water. The 1929 meas urement was 50.4 inches of snow and 11.4 inches of water. The station at North Jones prairie near Arbuckle mountain shows a snow storage comparable to that of 1929 although the lower levels may not be quite as well cov ered as in that year," Mr. Spencer reported. "The run-off on Willow and Butter creeks should be ample to cover the lands to be irrigated this year. It will facilitate matters if the first freshets be allowed to carry through to the'lower reaches of the Willow creek lands which did not get water last year as the upper sections may be certain of plenty of water." MAKE TRIP TO LA REVIEW. Garnet Barratt and Raymond Ferguson made a motor trip to Lakevlew the end of the week, ar riving back home Sunday evening. I hough considerable snow was en countered In places they made the trip without mishap. They drove to Klamath Falls Friday and on to Lakevlew Saturday. Mr. Barratt made the trip to attend a district convention of Oregon Woolgrowers' association of which he Is a vice president Walter Holt, county agent or Umatilla county and sec retary of the state woolmen's or ganization, ascompanled them. NEW TEAR'S ARRIVAL." The Gazette Times report of 1931 babtea in the county brings in an other unreported arrival which Just missed 1931. In this case the young lady is Lola Belle, born Jan uary 1, 1932, to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Engelman of this county, at Fossil Mr. and Mrs. Engelman and family were in Heppner Saturday. BADMAN ANNOUNCES. C. J. D. Bauman. sheriff mnUaa official announcement In another column of the Gazette Times this week that he will be a candidate the Republican primaries, Mav to succeed himself, So far no other aspirants for the olllce have come to ngni. IONE. JENNIE B. McM'JRRAT. The organization of a Boy Scout troop here Is well on Its way. Al fred Balsiger has been chosen as scout master and Lake Beckner, as sistant master. The boys who have signed up for the first troop are Junior Mason, Harlan McCurdy, Eugene and Harry Normyole, Mau rice Feeley, John Ray, John Farris and Denward Bergevin. Regular meetines will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays In each month at Legion hall. Following we are giving the per manent committee of Legion men with the duties of each- Earl Blake, presiding officer and responsible for troop committee in charge of trooD activities and special awards and badges; Walter G. Roberts, fi nances, troop property, equipment, audit troop accounts and records; R. H. Turner, advancements, se sure special instructors, check at tendance at the court of honor; Fred Mankin, educational publicity, promote good turns, parent night civic participation, sponsoring con tracts; Lee Beckner, outdoor man, direct troop hikes, camps, trans portation, attendance at summer camp. Robert i. .Hayes oi waiia Walla, who is scout executive of this district, will be here the last of the month and will hold, a pub lic meeting for parents and all in-. terested in the Bcout movement. At this meeting the boys will re ceive their certificates of member- Ship and the charter will be pre sented. The Women's Topic club met Sat urday at the pleasant home of Mrs. Sam Hatch on First street. Tne afternoon was given over to the study of the lives of Washington, Lincoln and Edison. At the close of an interesting program, re freshments of salad, cheese wafers and coffee were served by the hostess. Ladies present were Mrs. Fred Mankin, Mrs. Martin Cotter, Mrs. Bert Mason, Mrs. Albert Lind- strom, Mrs. Werner Rietmann, Mrs. Edward Rietmann, Mrs. Emil Swanson, Mrs. Walter Corley, Mrs. George Tucker, Mrs. Victor Peter son, Mrs. Elmer Griffith, Miss Mary Van .Vactor and Mrs. Hugh Smith. Miss Mary Van Vactor of The Dalles is making an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. Edward Riet mann. Miss Bonnie Smith has been spending the past month with her sister, Miss Mabel Smith was is a teacher In the school at Mapleton. Mr. and Mrs. Ned Carr, former residents of lone now living in Tygh Valley, arrived In town about a week ago and are visiting at the home of Mrs. Carr's mother, Mrs. Alice Wiles. About two months ago Mr. Carr's hand was severely injured.- Infection developed and Mr. Carr was only recently dismissed from the hospital at The Dalles. When Walter Corley and Carl Troedson returned last week from The Dalles, they were accompanied by William (Shorty) Hanson, who it, well known to many here. Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Ward and Mrs. Roy Lieuallen went to Port land the latter part of last week, lone will be dressed in gala at tire for the American Legion con vention of District No. 6 which will convene here February 20. The Arlington post has loaned the lone post a goodly supply of material for decoration purposes and this will be placed several days before the convention. The program, old time dance and basket social that had been planned for February 12 by the lone high school, has been postponed to Feb ruary 26, due to the Iact that the weather has been stormy and that many of the students have been ill However, plans are still going for ward for the preparation of the colored minstrel show that will be given. Don't forget the date. The regular monthly meeting of the Congregational Missionary so ciety was held last Thursday after noon at the church. Mrs. Edward Keller, president, had prepared a very interesting program bringing out many of the important things in the missionary work of Dr, Frank Laubach, working under the American Board of Commis sioners for Foreign Missions In the Philippines. Papers were read by Mrs. Paul Balsiger, Mrs. Emil Swanson and Mrs. Victor Peterson. The missionary current events were given by Mrs. John Louy and de votions were led by Mrs. Laxton McMurray. The Willing Workers of the Christian church recently elected the following officers to serve for 1932; Mrs. Bernice Blackwell, pres ident; Mrs. Minnie Forbes, vice- president; Mrs. Olive Engelman, secretary-treasurer. The society meets on each Wednesday after noon. The English Four Social club of high school will serve a pot-luck supper at the high school on Wed nesday evening, February 17, at which the members of the student body and the school faculty will be guests. Sheriff Bauman, S. E. Notson and Glen P. White, all of Heppner, were business visitors in our town Mon day. The room try-outs for the de clamatory contest will be held In our schools on February 18. Gene Engelman of Portland is In lone for a visit with home folks, He made the trip up from Portland Saturday night with Mrs. Mary Rood and U. S. Burk who visited briefly at the home of Mrs. Rood sister, Mrs. Henry Clark. Jack Barron, commander of Dis trict No. 6, American Legion, was over from Pendleton Wednesday of (Continued on Page Six.) WOULD FORECLOSE ON OVERDUE TAXES Action Started by Holders of John Day District Warrants; Sher iff Hakes Showing. The John Day Irrigation district which once held glowing promise of turning northern Morrow coun ty into a veritable Garden of Eden has turned out to be a thorn to ir ritate not only those landholders whom it was intended to benefit but Its promoters as well, accord ing to a report brought home Mon day evening from Condon by S. E. Notson, district attorney, who ac companied C. J. D. Bauman, sheriff, called there In the court of Judge D. R. Parker to show cause why foreclosure had not been made on delinquent tax certificates of the district Interest in the matter, it seems, had been stimulated by purchasers of non-recourse warrants of long standing wanting-to realize on their investment, fearing that the statute of limitations on the time for fore closing on the certificates might run out making the warrants worthless. Since no actual devel opment work was ever done in bringing water to the lands of the district, all the funds expended went to attorneys interested pro and con In the extensive litigation which followed organization of the district to engineering services for the preliminary survey, and a small amount for publciation fees. John H. Lewis, who received a large block of the warrants for en gineering services, and Frank A. McMenamln, Portland attorney who received considerable remun eration from the district In the form of warrants, were in Condon to urge the cause of the warrant holders. They desired that the court issue an order commanding the Morrow county officials to fore close on the delinquent certificates in question. The petition asking the sheriff to show cause had been presented the court by Attorney Childers in the interest of warrant holders The showing made by the Mor row county sheriff did not attempt to show cause so much why fore closure had not been made on the certificates in question, as it did to set out the status of the certif icates. The time limit for fore closing the certificates had not run out, it was shown, and if the court so ordered they might still be fore closed. RIVER BOYS BEAT LOCALS. Arlington high school and town basketball teams took both games from Heppner in a double-header played on the Arlington floor Sat urday night. Scores, high school 33-19, town 43-27. In the high school game, Heppner led for a short time in the first half when Farley, For- gey and Thomson dropped in suc cessive field shots. But Arlington's Ogilvy, playing at guard, proved the locals' undoing when his fast spectacular shooting rapidly wid ened the gap in the second half. Gentry, Thomson, Forgey, Furlong Farley, Phelan and Hottman all saw action for the locals. In the town game, Hostetler, high school coach, and Olsen, for Arlington, both duplicated the work of Ogil vy for the high school, building up a lead which Heppner fought hope lessly to overcome. Shuirman stole much of the thunder from the two opposing stars by several beautiful shots and fast floor work. Robert son, Gentry, Green, Howell and Crawford rounded out the local squad, with the absence of Fergu son end Stewart, regulars, telling in the effectiveness of the local team play. WOMEN'S CLUB MEETS. The Women's club met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Frank Turner, with "France" as the topic for discussion. Mrs. Lucy E. Rod gers read a paper on "France and Her People;" Mrs. Anna Thomson gave a "Radio Talk on France, and Mrs. Paul Marble discussed "France and Her Foreign Policy." The club voted to contribute Its portion toward the purchase of a marker to- be placed by the local George Washington Bicentennial association at the tree planting project at the site of the city's ar tesian well. A committee was ap pointed to find a permanent meet ing place. Topic for study In March will be "Italy." TO STOP AT IONE. The examiner for chauffeurs' and operators' licenses will stop in Inoi at 9 o clock on the days he is sched uled to be in Heppner. C. M. Bent- ley, the examiner, was in Heppner yesterday, leaving this information, He visits the county twice each month, and announcement of his visits are made in these columns. UNIT ORGANIZED. Mrs. W, P. Mahoney and son, P. W. Mahoney, were in Condon Tues. day for the purpose of helping or ganize a local unit of the Oregon Woolgrowers' auxiliary, Mrs. Geo. Rugg of Pilot Rock, president of the state organization, was also present. Mrs. Mahoney is execu tive adviser. SEEKS REELECTION. Gay M. Anderson, county clerk, announces in this issue of the Ga zette Times that he will be a candi date In the May republican primar ies for the nomination to the office he now holds. . Will Rogers In YOUNG AS YOU FEEL, Star Theater, Sunday and Monday. 4-H Clubbers to Compete In Publicity Contest Miss Helen Cowgill, state 4-11 club leader from Corvallis, spent several days in Morrow county this week in the interests of her work, and especially to Inaugurate a pub licity contest in the clubs here. She was accompanied over the county by Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county school superintendent In this contest as many clubs as wish may compete, selecting a member each to do publicity work. In connection with the contest the Gazette Times will run a special department of 4-H club news, giv ing the contestants opportunity to get "inches." The state editorial association is offering a $15 summer school schol arship to be awarded the state win ner, and in addition a scholarship will be given locally for the county winner. Following are the rules of the contest: Exhibits. Each competing club reporter will turn in to county contest judge a notebook containing: 1. Clipping of all stories written by him between January 15 and May 1, and published in any paper or magazine. 2. Carbon copies of original cop ies of five stories written by club member. 3. Same story may be counted only once, regardless of how often printed, unless rewritten. 4. Printed matter must be pasted neatly on notebook sheets, 30 inches to a page, with no space between stories. 5. Headlines may be left on stor ies and measured for inches. 6. All pictures supplied paper by club reporter and used in connec tion with story may be measured and counted as printed matter. Basis for Judging Notebooks. Notebook will be judged as fol lows. : 1. Number of inches of printed material 40 2. Quality of material writ ten 40 3. Neatness of notebook 5 4. Form in which stories are sent to paper 15 100 Notebooks must be turned in: 1. To County judges by May 5, 1932. 2. To State judges by May 20, 1932. PRICE OUTLOOK BETTER FOR WOOL Lowered Stocks, Increased Con sumption Are Favorable Factors; Active Business is Predicted. Boston, Mass., Feb. 10. With available wool stocks considerably lower than a year ago; with the next clip certain to show a substan tial reduction from the preceding one; with all reports from the goods trade pointing toward anoth er year of big business in wool fab rics; and with foreign importations likely to continue at low level, the market outlook for the wool pro ducer is considerably more favor able now than it was a year ago. Officials of the National Wool Mar keting corporation, the huge grow ers' organization which has handled nearly 225,000,000 pounds of wool In the two years of its existence, are particularly optimistic over the coming year. They believe that 1932 will be a better wool year than 1931 and will mark the turn toward better times. During the past year practically every nation consumed more wool than during the previous year with the United States recording the most substantial jump. Current es timates place the world increase in wool consumption at 150,000,000 to 200,000,000 pounds, probably nearer the larger figure. December con sumption of 26,358,000 pounds of clothing wool revealed in the Uni ted States that this country's con sumption of domestic wool has ex ceeded that of the previous year by more than 91,000.000 pounds. The 1931 total for wool manufacturers reporting to the government, which accounts for about 75 per cent of all the clothing wool actually con sumed, is 413,147,180 pounds for 1931 against 345,241,924 pounds for the same period in 1930. Production of wool in the Uni ted States for the past year repre. sented an increase of 7 per cent ov er the previous year, or approxi mately 25,000,000 pounds. The In crease in consumption during this same year, however, exceeded the increase In production by about 13 per cent The sharp rise In demand for wool thus not only completely absorbed the Increase in produc tion but moved much of the surplus wool held over from 1930, a year of under-consumptlon. While reliable figures on wool stocks at the turn of the year are not available It Is generally felt that stocks are far below those of a year ago. The last survey of do mestlc wool stocks was made about the middle of October. At that time It was estimated that wool holdings In the country's five ma jor markets and concentration points, Boston, Philadelphia, Chi cago, St Louis and Louisville, to talled about 189,700,000 pound practically all of domestic origin Since that time a large weight of wool has been taken by manufac turers. Considerable wool is stored at other points, notably on the Pa cific Coast and some still Is held (Continued on Page Six) L Demonstration of Knots, and Review of Work is Given Lions Club. HOOP TOURNEY SET Eight High School Basketball Teams to Compete Here March 11-12 for District Honors. The Lions patrol of Boy Scouts appeared before their sponsors, the Heppner Lions club at the club's Monday noon luncheon and gave a report of their activities, a demon stration of their knot board and plans for future activity. Club members showed Intense interest in the work of the boys, to which most of the time of the meeting was devoted. W. R. Poulson, school superin tendent, told briefly of plans for the district high school basketball tournament to be held in Heppner on March 11 and 12, asking sup port of the' Lions for the event Eight teams will participate in the tournament, and it Is certain that Mac Hi of Milton-Freewater, Pen dleton and Heppner high schools will all participate, he said. A fea ture this year will be the low sea son ticket price of $1. Heppner made a financial success of the tournament three years ago, Mr. Poulson said, and such a favorable impression was made at that time that it was the onplnlon of the di rectors that the tournament should come here every three years. The proceeds go entirely to pay tourna ment expenses, each team getting its proportionate share. There is no guarantee and in case of a defi cit it is stood proportionately by the schools represented. Support of the tournament means assur ance of its being held here again, Mr. Poulson emphasized, adding that anyone who likes basketball will receive full value for his mon ey. There will be seven games in all. Boys Show Work. Francis Nickerson, patrol leader, was presented to the club by Frank Turner, contact man between the scouts and Lions. Scout Nicker son in turn presented the members of the patrol, Frank Anderson, as sistant patrol leader; Howard Bry ant, Howard Furlong, Gerald Ca- son, Dick Benton and Hubert Al bee. One member, Stephen Weh meyer, was unable to be present The boys first demonstrated their knot board, a board on which was displayed examples of various rope knots learned from their manual. Each of the scouts present explain ed the main features and uses of several of the knots. The patrol leader then reviewed briefly some of the activities of the patrol which included assist ing in placing the Christmas trees along the street curbs of the busi ness section of town and ushering for the Lions club play, "Corporal Eagen." Forty-three tests had been completed by the boys, he said. He thanked the Lions for their Interest in the work of the patrol and expressed the hope that the patrol might prove worthy of a continuation of the interest He expressed the hope that someone would take over the leadrship when Mr. Poulson, their present leader, left at the end of the school term as there would be greater oppor tunity to devote more time to the work during the summer season. The boys plan many hikes as soon as the weather permits. Assistance Offered. For the benefit of the Lions sev eral patrol members were called upon to give the oath, motto, laws, significance of tho Insignia and demonstration of the grip of the Boy Scouts. The fine results of the work of the boys was apparent to their sponsors who offered what assistance they might be able to give to further the work. Odd jobs were offered by several of the Lions to assist members of the patrol in earning their Boy Scout dues. Mr. Poulson announced that the Elks club had been obtained as meeting place for the weekly meet ings of the boys on Wednesdays. and Lions and others Interested In the work were urged to drop In on them. EXALTED RULERS' NIGHT. Tonight Is exalted rulers' night In Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks. All chairs will be occupied by past exalted rulers of the lodge, and a special program uder the supervision of past exalted rulers will be given. A special invitation is given all membes and visiting brothers to attend, by Garnet Bar ratt, exalted ruler. POSTPONE MEETING. On account of the prevalence of floMn and Illness, the regular Feb. ruary meeting of the Women's For eign Missionary society of the Methodist church has been post poned until a week after next UNION MEETING SET. The Union Missionary society will meet at the Episcopal church tomorrow, "World Day of Prayer" and Lincoln's birthday. Miss Cath erine Peterson will lead. The meet ing will begin at 2:30 o'clock.