Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, March 24, 1932, Image 1

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Volume 49, Number 2.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
County's Best Slated to
Appear Here Next
Winner of Zone Speech Contests
Who" Will Appear Given; All
Day Event Scheduled.
The pick of the speakng and
spelling talent among youthful
Morrow county will be on exhibition
in Heppner next Saturday. The
event is the annual Morrow County
Spelling and Declamatory contest,
to be held at the school auditorium.
The spelling contest with 56 en
tries to date, and still open, will be
held in the morning beginning at
9:30. In the afternoon divisions II
and III, comprising the upper and
lower grades, will give their decla
mations beginning at 2:30, and in
the evening division I, high school,
declamations will be given. Ad
mission prices for the entire de
clamatory contest will be 15 cents
for school children and 25 cents for
Sectional declamatory contests
were held last week end, at which
entrants to the county meet were
chosen. First and second prize
winners in each class will partici
pate, with third prize winners serv
ing as alternates, making a total of
28 neophyte orators who will ap
pear here. The division II and III
contestants of lone, Lexington and
Heppner competed at lone Friday
evening, while contestants in the
same divisions from Alpine, Straw
berry, Pine City, Boardman and
Irrigon met at Pine City the same
evening. Division I contestants of
the first district met at Lexington
Saturday evening, with contestants
in this division from district two
meeting at Irrigon' at the same
Special trophies for which the
contestants will compete, besides
the usual pennants, gold and sel
ver pins, will be the Heppner Lions
club loving cup going to the win
ning school in the upper division of
the spelling contest and now held
by Strawberry, and the lone I. O.
O. F. loving cup going to the win
ning school In the lower division of
the spelling contest, now held by
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school
superintendent, has announced the
judges of the spelling contest, but
is withholding the names of judges
in the declamatory contest The
spelling judges are Mrs. Sara Mc
Namer, Mrs. Harold Case, Mrs.
Bert Mason, Mrs. Werner Riet
mann, Mrs. Gene Ferguson, Mrs.
Harry Schriever, Mrs. Ed Kelly and
Mrs. Lavelle White.
Following are the winners at the
sectional meets held last week end,
with the names of winners, place
won, and the name of the declama
tion: lone, Friday Evening.
Division III, non - humorous
Katherine Nys, Heppner, 1st, "Your
Flag and Mine"; Jerrine Edwards,
Lexington, 2nd, "Bobbery"; Van
Rietmann, lone, 3rd, "The Way the
Flag Was Made." Humorous
Katherine Thompson, Heppner, 1st,
"I'd Rather be a Boy"; Billy Eu
banks, lone, 2nd, "A Boy's View of
Girls"; Billy Nichols, Lexington,
3rd, "And So Was I."
Division II, non-humorous Max
Ine McCurdy, lone, 1st, "Mickey's
Marker"; ISvelyn Kirk, Lexington,
2nd, "The Deathbed of Benedict
Arnold"; Katherine Parker, Hepp
ner, 3rd, "Two Road3." Humorous
Dean Goo'dman, Heppner, 1st,
"Soccery and the Old Blue Hen";
Marvin Cox, Lexington, 2nd, "Jim
my Jones Studies Geography";
Francis Bryson, lone, 3rd, "Rich
ard the Diplomat."
Pino City, Friday Evening.
Division III, non - humorous
Katherine Mead, Boardman, 1st,
"Scratch, the Newsboy's Dog";
Brace Lindsay, Alpine, 2nd, "On His
Honor"; Ralph Neill, Pine City,
3rd, "On His Honor." Humorous
Bernard Doherty, Alpine, 1st, "Mon
key Business"; Irving Rauch,
Strawberry, 2nd, "The Bath Hour";
Cecelia Healey, Pine City, 3rd,
"Taking a Music Lesson."
Division II, non-humorous Rel
tha Howard, Alpine, 1st, "The
Highwayman"; Helen Mead, Board
man, 2nd, "The Deathbed of Bene
dict Arnold"; Harold Neill, Pine
City, 3rd, "Mickey's Marker." Hu
morousPeggy Kilkenny, Alpine,
1st, "The Wee Tay Table"; Ken
neth Klinger, Strawberry, 2nd, "Un
cle Dan"; Alan Chaffee, Boardman,
3rd, "The Swimming Hole and the
Lexington, Saturday Evening.
Division I, oratorical Elwayne
Llcuallcn, lone, 1st, "The Death
Penalty"; Francis Nlckerson, Hepp
ner, 2nd, "George Washington the
Man"; Edith Tucker, Lexington,
3rd, "Baker's Speech at Union
Dramatic Donald Helikcr, lone,
1st, "The Inmate of the Dungeon";
Florence Moyer, Lexington, 2nd,
"Leah the Forsaken"; Phyllis Pol
lock, Hoppner, 3rd, "The Highway,
H u m o r o u s Rose Thornburg,
Lexington, 1st, "Sis Hopkins and
Her Beau"; Francis Rugg, Hepp
ner, 2nd, "Ham's Hens"; Jeanne
Special Services Arranged at All
Churches, With Choirs Joining
For Evening Presentation.
In addition to the many bright
new bonnets expected to appear
next Sunday in honor of Easter,
there will be special services at all
Heppner churches, a inouncement
of which may be fouhd in the reg
ular column of church notices in
this issue, but the outstanding
event of the day is expected to be
the cantata, "Hosanna," to be pre
sented by the combined choirs of
the city at the Methodist church at
8 o'clock In the evening. More than
25 voices are used in the presenta
tion under the direction of Mrs. C.
R. Ripley. Mrs. J. O. Turner will
be accompanist. Following is the
program, with those taking solo
Blessed is He Choir
And They Took Jesus Choir
Bass Solo, Gay Anderson.
Allelulia Sing Ye Choir
Soprano Solo, Mrs. R. Ferguson
Upon the First Day.
Three part chorus for women
The Lord is Risen Indeed Choir
The Dawn Divine Choir
Alto Solo, Mrs. Glen White
Morning of Life.
Duet, Chas. Barlow, J. O. Turner
Solo, "Legend" . Tschaikowsky
Miss Woods
A New Song Choir
We Hail a Risen Lord.
Women's Voices
Serve Him Forever . Choir
Tenor Solo Frank Turner
Tenor and Alto Duet.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner
Bells of Easter, Ring Choir
Soprano Solo, Mrs. H. Tamblyn
Oh, Send the Word.
Two part Men's Chorus.
Christ Arose Choir
Baseball Boys Warming
Up ; League Meet Today
Baseball boys have been given
the "urge" by the spring weather
and several have been warming
up at the Rodeo grounds for the
last week, and some also have been
using the school gym evenings to
get their "wings" loosened up pre
paratory to the opening of the
Wheatland league season. "Kew
ple" Clow, president, has called a
meeting of the league directors to
be held at the Arlington hotel at 8
o'clock tonight Dr. J. H. McCra
dy, Heppner director and last year's
manager, will represent the local
Though a definite organization of
the local club has not yet been had,
it is certain that much of last year's
squad will be intact to serve as a
nucleus. More concentrated work
will begin after the league plans
are laid and as the weather warms
up. However, it Is certain that
Heppner will be represented by a
ball club this season, and that the
boys are going to work hard tow
ard obtaining the pennant.
Sybil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Ball, died Tuesday afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ball, in
lone. Had Sybil lived until the 6th
of April, she would have been four
teen years of age. She had been
ill since last June. Surviving are
her parents and three small bro
thers. Funeral services will be in
lone Friday and interment will be
in Odd Fellows cemetery. We ex
tend our sympathy to the bereaved
Mrs. Oscar Cochran returned
Sunday to her home in lone much
improved in health. Mrs. Cochran
had been receiving treatments in
a Heppner hospital for the last
three weeks or more.
Mrs. Fred Ritchie, who operates
a convalescence hospital in Hepp
ner, was greeting old friends in
lone Sunday and Monday. While
in town she made arrangements to
rent her house here to Ernest Ship
ley who has been living in the Bal
comb property on Second street
The district declamatory contest
of grade pupils was 'held Friday
evening in the school gymnasium,
representatives being present from
the Heppner, Lexington and lone
schools. (Pupils entering the con
test and the places given them by
the judges are given in another col
umn.) Judges were Principal Wil-
lard, Mrs. Willard and Miss Doher
ty, all of Arlington.
Mrs. Carl Feldman, Miss Kather
yn Feldman and Mrs. D. M. Ward
entertained the Topic club bridge
players Saturday evening at the
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Huston, lone, 3rd, "Aunt Jane Im
proves Her Education."
Irrigon, Saturday Evening,
Division I, oratorical Gene Sen.
tor, Alpine, 1st, "The Unknown
Speaker"; Mary Chaffee, Board-
man, 2nd, "Uncle Sam"; Oscar Jar.
mon, Pine City, 3nj, "Sparticus to
the Gladiators."
Dramatic Alex Lindsay, Alpine
1st, "It is a Far, Far Better Thing";
Olota Neill, Pine City, 2nd, "How
the La Rue Stakes, Were Lost";
Delbcrt Mackan, Boardman, 3rd,
"The Deathbed of Benediot Arnold
Humorous Floyd Oliver, Irrigon
1st, "Tommy Stearns Scrubs Up';;
Margaret Howard, Alpine, 2nd
"Liza Turns the Tide"; Edward
Camp ton, Boardman, 3rd, "The
Ship of Fate."
Thirty Young Musicians
Given Buffet Dinner;
Are Complimented.
Attendance Voted at Road and
River Meetings; Band Sponsored
for Alpine Appearance Soon.
Thirty members of the Heppner
school band with their director,
Harold Buhman, were guests of the
Lions club at their Monday noon,
luncheon, served buffet style in or
der to accommodate the unusually
large number present. The band
entertained the Lions with a num
ber of selections while the club
members had their repast, and in
turn the club carried on its business-
in the usual manner while the
boys and girls ate. Claiming the
attention of the club mainly were
a number of meetings which will
provide a full schedule for many of
the members for the next two
The luncheon served consisted of
sandwiches and potato salad, aug
mented by milk contributed by Al
falfa Lawn dairy, and brick salad
ice cream given by the Morrow
County Creamery company.
In opening the business session
of the club, Chas. W. Smith, presi
dent, gave a warm appreciation of
the appearance of the band and
complimented the boys and girls
highly on their advancement made
since the band's organization two
years ago. Mr. Buhman directed
them, but did not assist in leading
by using an instrument Marches
and overtures were played in a
pleasing manner.
G. A. Bleakman announced a
joint meeting of the Umatilla and
Morrow county courts, and the
Pendleton Chamber of Commerce,
Lions and Kiwanis clubs at Pen
dleton Tuesday, at which E. B. Al
drlch, state highway commissioner,
was to be present A delegation
authorized by the club was left to
be arranged by Mr. Bleakman and
Al Rankin, the club's good roads
committee chairman.
Another meeting in the interests
of better transportation is an in
ter-sectional conclave sponsoring
development of the Columbia river
to be held at Walla Walla, Satur
day, March 26. Announcement of
this meeting was made by S. E.
Notson, president of the commer
cial club, and the Lions meeting
was dissolved into a meeting of the
commercial club long enough to
name a delegation to represent that
body and the county at large. Nam
ed were Mr. Notson, Lawrence
Beach of Lexington, and Al Ran
kin, J. Perry Conder and Dean T.
Goodman of Heppner. Another
delegation to represent the Lions
club was named as follows: Jasper
Crawford, Gay M. Anderson, Paul
Marble and W. W. Smead.
The fathers and sons banquet to
foster the Boy Scouts was announc
ed in detail by Dr. A. D. McMurdo,
a member of the scout executive
Further arrangements of details
for staging the Lions program at
Alpine Farm Bureau meeting Sat
urday, April 2nd, were made, when
Earl W. Gordon, ohairman of the
committee, presented the matter of
providing- transportation for the
school band and received the guar
antee of sufficient cars. The band
will be presented as a feature of
the program.
Dean Goodman, Jr., entertained
the Lions and guests with the selec
tion with which he took first place
at the district declamatory meet at
Lexington last Friday, "Setting the
Old Blue Hen."
Heppner- P. R. Shooters
Win 3 Matches Sunday
Heppner and Pilot Rock's hyph
enated clay pigeon demollshers
turned in a 74 to win three of their
four matches in the third round of
the Oregonian telegraphic trap
shooting tournament Sunday. Dr.
A. D. McMurdo and Chas. Latourell
of Heppner with a 25 each and C.
G. Bracher of Pilot Rock with a 24
composed the team. Defeated were
Monroe 67, Eugene 73 and Toldo,
forfeited. They lost to the Klam
ath Falls team which turned in a
perfect 75.
Fair shooting conditions prevail
ed at the local traps, though par
ticipation In the shoot was light.
Pilot Rock gunners did not shoot
here as scheduled due to poor road
conditions. They have sent word
that they will be over just as soon
as travol conditions permit, which
members of the local gun club ex
pect may be next Sunday.
Judge Calvin L. Sweek was over
from Pendleton Wednesday to hear
a case In circuit court here. The
matter before the court was the
suit of J. J. Hayes vs. H. A. Cohn,
and the question at issue was the
validity of an attachment of per
sonal property. The decision of the
court will be rendered later. A. C.
Mclntyre of Pendleton represented
the plaintiff and P. W, Mahonoy of
Heppner appeared for the defend
Funeral Rites for Mrs. T. J. Hum
phreys, Christian Leader, Set
For Sunday Afternoon.
This community was saddened by
receipt of the news of the sudden
death at her home in Heppner
early Friday morning of Mrs. T. J.
Humphreys, prominent matron of
this city. It was known that she
had been kept in for a number of
weeks while suffering from a ser
ious illness, but she had been mak
ing rapid recovery and for a week
or bo was able to be about her us
ual duties, gaining strength suf
ficiently to come back to the store
of Humphreys Drug company
where on Wednesday and Thurs
day she was busy, apparently en
joying her normal health, and her
friends were not prepared for the
sad announcement of her passing.
Mrs. Humphreys had retired at
rather a late hour on Thursday eve
ning, after returning to her home
from the church night meeting at
the Christian church, and then pass
ing an hour or so in listening to
programs over the radio. It was
after midnight when Mr. Humph
reys, who was ill with a cold, was
taken with a spell of coughing, and
Mrs. Humphreys spoke to him
about some cough medicine at hand
which she felt would give relief.
He took the medicine and had but
returned to his bed when he real
ized that Mrs. Humphreys was not
breathing right Going to her, she
was found to be unconscious and
he immediately telephoned for the
doctor, but before he arrived Mrs.
Humphreys had passed, her going
being painless.
Because of the absence of the
children, funeral arrangements
have been delayed. The body is at
the Case Mortuary, where all prep
arations for the funeral have been
completed, and services will be held
at the Church of Christ in this
city on Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o'clock, in charge of Joel R. Ben
ton, the pastor. Burial will follow
later in the cemetery at Hillsboro,
services there to be conducted on
Tuesday next.
Lizzie Rood, the daughter of
Louie and Evaline Rood, was born
June 10, 1872, on the Stewart dona
tion land claim, her grandfather's
farm, located some three and a half
miles east of Hillsboro, Oregon. She
was the oldest of a family of six
children, four boys and two girls.
Her childhood and girlhood were
spent on her father's farm which is
now the site of a large wireless sta
tion located three and a half miles
south of Hillsboro.
She attended the country school
at Farmington, and later she lived
in Hillsboro with relatives and at
tended school there. She contin
ued her education at Monmouth
Normal school, when P. L. Camp
bell was president of that institu
tion, later following teaching in
Washington county. -
She was married to T. J. Humph
reys at Hillsboro June 20, 1892.
They established their home at
Woodburn, Oregon, remaining there
for three years, and then spending
three years at Hillsboro. The fol
lowing year, 1898, the family moved
to Heppner where Mr. Humphreys
was employed by the Slocum Drug
company, which he later purchased.
During the following years Mr. and
Mrs. Humphreys have resided in
Heppner, conducting the business
of Humphreys Drug company.
Throughout her life Mrs. Humph
reys has been actively engaged in
the work of the local Christian
church of which he was a member.
The church, the service of Christ,
was the central theme of her life.
She was a devoted wife and moth
er, guiding her family by her
Christ-like life. Her years have
been devoted to providing for the
education and progress of her chil
dren. She will continue to live
through the influence of her life
upon her relatives and friends and
all who have known her.
The immediate relatives who sur
vive are two brothers, Fred and
Tom Rood of Hillsboro; her hus
band, T. J. Humphreys of Heppner;
a daughter, Leta M. Humphreys of
Long Beach, California, and a son
and daughter, Roland Humphreys
and Evelyn Humphreys, who have
been graduate students this year
at Columbia university, New York
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
will install newly elected officers at
their regular meeting on Thursday,
April 14. To be installed are D. A.
Wilson, exalted ruler; J. O. Turner,
esteemed leading knight; James
Thomson, Jr., esteemed loyal
knight; R. B. Ferguson, esteemed
lecturing knight; Mark Merrill, ty
ler; Dean T. Goodman, secretary;
W. E. Moore, treasurer; Harry Dun
can, chaplain; Gay M. Anderson,
trustee; Garnet Barratt, past ex
alted ruler, grand lodge delegate.
Appointive officers will be announc
ed at time of installation. At the
regular meeting of the lodge thi3
evening several wrestling matches
have been arranged for special en
tertainment, Joe Snyder is quite busy at pres
ent working over the residence on
the property recently purchased
from the Cowlns estate. As soon
as the repairs are completed, Mr.
and Mrs. Snyder will move Into a
homo of their own. The property
is situated in south-east Heppner.
HELL'S DIVERS, another air
thriller at the Star theater Sunday
and Monday,
Financial Distress, Unem
ployment, Troubles of
State Commission.
Support of Heppner-Spray Road
Promised Local Delegation; Um
atilla Program Discussed.
Highways and by-ways, their fate
and their fortune, especially in east
ern Oregon, was the theme of a
joint meeting of the service clubs
of Pendelton, at which delegations
from Heppner, Milton - Freewater
and La Grande were specially invit
ed guests, at the Elks club in Pen
dleton Tuesday noon. Better ac
quaintance of the various eastern
Oregon sections with eastern Ore
gon's state highway commissioner,
E. B. Aldrich, and more familiarity
of the commissioner with the va
rious road projects of the sections
was attained. The one hundred
men present were also given a vivid
picture of the problems facing the
present highway body in an ad
dress by Mr. Aldrich.
Following a review of efforts ex
pended in Umatilla county to put
across its road program, including
the completion of the John Day
"North and South" road, and the
Cold Springs highway, both of
which it is hoped to tie up as thru
routes carrying much inter-state
traffic through Pendleton, Mr. Al
drich complimented the aggressive
ness of the men taking the brunt of
the attack, asserting that he be
lieved much benefit toward com
pleting the program had been de
rived. Mr. Aldrich, after citing the com
mission's manner of entertaining
delegations, made it plain that the
commission as a whole was com
mitted to looking after the best in
terests of the entire state, and that
each member was under heavy
bond for strict performance of his
duty. That the direction of the ex
penditure of $15,000,000, such as
was the duty of the highway com
mission last year, is a man-sized
job, he admitted.
Expenditures Curtailed.
The commission's job ""at present
is complicated because of a million
dollar deficit for the retirement of
past due bonds besides the million
dollars of short-term bonds issued
for the purpose of carrying on the
emergency road work. The unem
ployment situation still offers a big
problem, and though the commis
sion has extended the time on this
work to May first instead of April
first when it was stopped last year,
Mr. Aldrich was afraid this would
not be sufficient to properly take
care of the situation.
The financial stringency has made
it necessary to curtail expenditures
wherever possible, and under the
new commission salaries of minor
employees have been cut an aver
age of 12 M percent and the larger
salaries a greater percentage to
effect a saving in overhead of $300,
000 for the year, making it possible
for this sum to be used in the ex
tension of the road program.
Mr. Aldrich termed the commis
sion "the power behind the throne,"
explaining that it is their duty
more to determine policies with the
actual detail work left mainly in
the hands of the engineering de
partment. Personally he had tak
en the stand of completing gaps in
roads already undertaken before
any new projects were started, he
Cut-Off Move Cited.
The commissioner explained his
stand on the Wallula cut-off, de
claring that a re-survey of the
route was made essential in order
to remove obstacles that might be
offered in obtaining congressional
endorsement of the Umatilla Rap
Ids power development project.
Following the luncheon meeting
the Morrow county delegation ob
tained an audience with Mr. Aid
rich and received his promise that
he would okeh the expenditure of
any funds the bureau of public
roads might see fit to allot on the
Heppner-Spray road. The state
has no money to apply on the road,
he said. If the emergency road bill
now pending In congress passes,
there will be $5,000,000 of addition
al road money available for forest
road work, he said.
Attending the meeting from here
were George Peck and George
Bleakman, county commissioners,
Harry Tamblyn, county engineer,
Al Rankin, Jasper Crawford and
Clarence Baumnn from the Lions
club, and Paul M. Gemmcll.
Five members of Heppner chap
ter, Royal Arch Masons, attended
a meeting of the Hermiston chap
ter last evening. They were C. J
D. Bauman, Frank Gilliam, R. C
Wlghtman, Paul Gemmell and
Spencer Crawford. Mr. Wlghtman
is high priest of the local chapter
and Mr. Crawford Is district deputy
grand high priest for this district.
C. L. Sweek of Pendleton, also a
membor of Heppner chapter, was
present at the meeting, as well as
a number of members of the Pen
dleton chapter.
rians Laid for Active Season at
Country Club Meeting; Mark
Merrill Named President
Spring's official arrival this week
was made a reality in Heppner by
the beaming countenance of Old
Sol, at least between intermittant
showers, and the balmy feel of
spring air has served as a tonic to
nerves fagged by the long, drawn
out winter season. Among those
flr3t to welcome Spring were the
addicts of the cow pasture pastime
who have been batting the little
white balls around the local golf
course for the last week.
That fullest advantage might be
taken of this, eastern Oregon's best
golf season, members of the Hepp
ner Country club met at the Elks
club last night to elect officers, lay
plans for Improving the course and
to organize for competitive battle.
Mark Merrill was chosen presi
dent, and Francis Doherty was re
elected secretary-treasurer. It was
decided to start work on the greens
today by smoothing them up and
adding new sand and oil. Dues
for the year were lowered to $o,
while the membership fee includ
ing a year's dues was 'retained at
$5. The members favored round
ing a team into shape immediately
for a return tournament with Pilot
Rock to repay the courtesy of their
golfers who played a tournament
here last fall. Proposals for tour
naments with other neighboring
cities were also discussed, and it is
probable that a tournament will be
arranged with Arlington also.
Membership in the local club is
not exclusive and anyone desiring
to play golf may join by paying the
membership fee. A membership by
the head of a' family entitles all
members of his family to the priv
ileges of the course.
Flood Water Washes Out
City Pipe; Repairs Made
Fifty feet of the city pipe line
down Willow creek was washed out
the first of the week when the soft
weather caused the stream to swell
to the largest proportions yet this
season. At the point where the line
was washed out, it had been laid
close to the banks of the stream
which were washed back by the
heavy flow, exposing the pipe. The
line brings the city's water supply
from the artesian well 12 miles
southeast of town, and lively effort
on the part of the water depart
ment was required to keep the sup
ply from running short
Repair work was rushed to com
pletion, and the water was coming
through this morning. To add to
the watermaster's troubles he was
notified while busy up the creek
that a water main had bursted In
Orville Rasmus of this city is in
receipt of word the last of the past
week conveying the news of the
death of his uncle, Rev. Henry Ras
mus, at his hom in Glendale, Calif.,
on Monday, March 14th, the funeral
following in that city on Thursday
of the same week. Mr. Rasmus,
who was well past the allotted age
of man, had been in poor health
during the past two years, and his
death resulted from these inurm
ities. Many years ago Rev. Rasmus
was pastor of the Methodist church
in Heppner, this charge being
among the first churches he served
after entering the ministry. He was
also one of the owners of the Hepp
ner Gazette and published the pa
per for a time before it was pur
chased by Otis Patterson. After
leaving Heppner Mr. Rasmus serv
ed important pastorates at Port
land and Spokane and went to
Southern California a number of
years ago and was pastor of dif
ferent large Methodist churches
He retired from active work in the
ministry a few years ago and has
made his home until his death at
Glendale. He is survived by his
wife, one son and three daughters,
also one sister. Two nephews, Frank
and Orville Rasmus, reside here.
Dr. Rasmus was 73 years of age
at the time of his death. He re
tired from the ministry in 1921, af
ter a seven years' pastorate in the
First Methodist church of Long
Beach, the largest Methodist church
in southern California.
Henry Irving Rasmus was born
In Philadelphia in 1859 of Danish
parentage and came west with his
parents when a boy by way of the
Oregon Trail. His home was in
Walla Walla for many years prior
to his coming to Heppner, the sec
ond charge, we are informed, of his
gospel ministry. He Is survived
by a son, Rev. Henry I. Rasmus,
Jr., who is pastor of a Methodist
church in Hollywood, Calif.; three
daughters, Mrs, E. Z. Smith and
Mrs. Ward N. Fancher of Spokane
and Mrs. William Wagner of Chi
cago, and his widow, Margaret, in
Glendale. She is the former Mar
garet Sniff, daughter of a pioneer
Walla Walla family.
Notice is hereby given that all
persons not belonging to the fire
department must keep off the fire
truck at the time of an alarm. Such
persons are a hindrance to the fire
men In the performance of their
See HELL'S DIVERS, Star thea
ter, Sunday-Monday,
All Men and Boys in City
Wanted at Banquet
Judge Sweek to Preside; Address
By Earl Snell, Eagle Scout Dem
onstration, Are Features.
If the desire of the local execu
tive committee of Boy Scouts is
fully realized, every man and every
boy in Heppner will be present at
the basement of the Christian
church for the fathers' and sons'
banquet next Wednesday evening
at 6:30 o'clock, given for the pur
pose of stimulating interest in the
scout movement and to raise funds
with which to give the local troop
membership In the Blue Mountain
council, regional scout organization
with headquarters at Walla Walla.
An excellent program of entertain
ment is well in hand, and those at
tending are assured of receiving
full value for their money in the
food to be prepared by mothers of
the Boy Scouts, assisted by the
Business and Professional Wom
en's club.
The affair is to be strictly a mas
culine event with no women to be
present The ladies will place the
food on the table and retire. Tick
ets are now being sold by the boys.
These are expected to be purchas
ed by the men at the price oi one
dollar, each ticket entitling one man
and one boy to plates at the din
ner. It was the original plan of the
committee to have every man es
cort a boy to the affair, whether he
had a son of his own or not, but
at their latest meeting last evening
the committee decided that it will
not be necessary for men to call for
the boys, but all will assemble at
the banquet hall and there each
man will be given a boy to escort to
dinner. This arrangement was
thought best, as the committee es
pecially wants every boy in town
to be there, and it was believea
there might be too many boys to
go around under the previous plan
and that some might stay away
feeling they had been overlooked.
Judge C. L. Sweek has accepted
the invitation to act as toastmaster,
and it is thus assured that this of
fice will be well taken care of. The
principal address of the evening
will be given by Representative
Earl W. Snell of Arlington, a force
ful speaker who always has a per
tinent and meaty message.
An outstanding feature will be
the presence of Robert Hayes, ex
ecutive of the Blue Mountain coun
cil, accompanied by a group of
Eagle scouts from Pendleton and
Walla Walla, who will give a dem
onstration of advanced scout work.
Following the banquet Mr. Hayes
will preside at a court of honor for
advancement of local scouts. Ready
for advancement are one to take
the first class work, ten to take sec
ond class and ten to be admitted as
tenderfoots, announces W. R, Poul
son, scoutmaster.
Another feature assured is a boys
band selected from the boys in the
Heppner school band, under the di
rection of Harold Buhman, band
master. All told, It is expected to
be the largest event of its kind ever
held in the city, and the reception
of the ticket sale to date gives as
surance that the expectation will
be realized.
Pomona Grange to Meet
At Boardman April 2nd
Greenfield Grange of Boardman
will be host to a meeting of Mor
row County Pomona on Saturday,
April 2. Rhea Creek grange is
scheduled to exemplify initiatory
work in the fifth degree, with
Greenfield putting on the tableaux.
Walter M. Pierce, ex-governor of
Oregon, will deliver the address.
Other numbers on the program are:
Cornet duet, Rolla Dexter and
Donald Isom, Irrigon; reading,
Echo Coats, Boardman; vocal duet,
Ray Barlow and Marvin Ransier,
Boardmaa; piano solo, John Steel
hammer, "Boardman; reading, Fran
ces Rugg, Rhea Creek; one act
play, Willows grange; reading, Ken
neth Lundell, Willows; music by
stringed quartet, Lexington grange.
The American Legion auxiliary
have completed plans for their an
nual Easter Monday ball, to be giv
en in the Elks hall next Monday
evening. Mrs. Mae Gilliam is chair
man of the decorations committee,
and Mrs. W. R. Poulson Is head of
the special features committee. The
latter committee is reported to be
keeping rather silent, Indicating
that some real surprises are in
store. Mrs. Lera Crawford, chair
man of the ticket committee, now
has her members busy and the sale
Is reported to be progressing nicely.
The ladles promise the dance will
be a very novel affair. Tickets are
being sold at one dollar, with a
charge of 25 cents being made for
extra ladles and spectators.
Alfalfa hay and Fortyfold bundle
hay for sale. F. E. Mason, lone,
Ore.; phone 1012. 2-tf.