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Volume 49, Number 9.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 12, 1932
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Exercises to be Held at
Auditorium at Eight
AWARDS TO BE MADE
Norton Win nurd Cup and Auxiliary
Trophy Winners to be Named;
1932 Class Numbers 24.
Commencement exercises for the
class of 1932, Heppner high school,
to be held at the gym-auditorium
at 8 o'clock this evening, marks the
closing of the school year. Yester
day all the students in both the
grade and high schools picnicked
all the way from the county park
in Heppner to the Caldwell grade
on Willow creek, enjoying a day of
relaxation and play after the te
dious examinations which ended
Victor P. Morris, English instruc
tor at the University of Oregon, is
slated to give the class their grad
uation message following the pro
cessional, invocation and a song by
the girls' glee club. Following in
order on the program Is a duet by
Anabel Turner and Winifred Case,
presentation of grade award by
Mrs. Harriet Gemmell, presentation
of the Norton Winnard memorial
cup by Paul M. Gemmell, and pres
entation of diplomas by Charles
Thomson, chairman of the board
The presentation of awards has
been a feature of commencement
for several years, and always holds
a strong attraction for the public.
This year, under a new ruling, the
Norton Winnard cup will be pre
sented to a member of the senior
class instead of to a Junior. The
name of the winner is withheld
until the time of the presentation.
The award, in memory of Norton
Winnard, a member of the class of
1918 who died shortly following the
completion of his medical course at
Harvard university, is made on the
basis of leadership, scholarship
and personality. This will be the
sixth year for its presentation, those
having won the distinction of its
Inscription in previous years being
Gerald Slocum, Margaret Notson,
Fletcher Walker, Earl Thomson
and Theodore Thomson. The judges
for the award are the principal of
the high school, the chairman of
the school board, the mayor of the
city and two members of the class
The grade award presented by
the American Legion auxiliary is
given the eighth grade girl who
has been adjudged as outstanding
in leadership, scholarship and char
acter, as well as having written an
essay on Americanism. The name
of the recipient of this award is
also withheld until the time of
The number in the graduating
class was increased to 24 with the
announcement this week that Miss
Nancy Jane Cox, who has made
sulllclent credits for graduation in
her three years of high school
work, will be graduated with the
23 previously announced.
With the closing of school, W. R.
Poulson, superintendent, finishes
his work in Heppner, and on Sun
day, will leave for Los Angeles,
Calif., where he will join Mrs. Poul
son and they will make their home.
During their three years in Hepp
ner, Mt. and Mrs. Poulson were
prominent in civic activities as well
as being leaders in educational and
music circles. They have made a
host of friends whose well wishes
go with them.
MRS. FIERCE TALKS TO CLUB.
Mrs. Walter M. Pierce, member
of the state board of higher educa
tion, spoke on "Higher Education
In Oregon" before the Womens
Study club of Heppner at the Epis
copal parish house Monday evening.
A large number of women was
present. Other numbers included
a selection by the mandolin quar
tet, J. T. Lumley, J, O. Turner, L.
L. Gilliam and Frank Turner, a
song by Miss Mary Moore, piano
duet by Mrs. J. O. Turner and Miss
Rachel Anglln. A social hour and
refreshments were enjoyed. Host
esses were Mrs. Frank Turner, Mrs.
Walter Moore and Mrs. Fred Lucas.
UNABLE TO GET WHEAT.
Through the local chapter of the
Red Cross and the ofllce of Coun
ty Agent Smith application was
made to the proper authorities for
several car loads of the relief
wheat put In the hands of the Red
Cross for distribution In the north'
west. Word received Is to the ef
fect that Morrow county will not
get any of this wheat as they failed
to be designated as one of the sec
tions needing relief. It Is expected
however, that flour will be furnish
ed for relief purposes this fall and
the local Red Cross will see to it
that their application reaches the
proper authorities In time.
CHAUTAUQUA MONEY DUE.
Pledges for the Morrow County
Free chautauqua wtilch begins
June 2 are now due, according to
S. E. Notson, and should be paid
at the earliest possible convenience
of those obligated to either John
W. Hlatt at Hlatt & Dlx store or
to Gay M. Anderson at the court
FOREST AND GAME
PROGRAM IS GIVEN
Noted Lecturer Appears in Enter
tainment Sponsored by Federal,
State Protective Agencies.
The forests and wild life of Ore
gon, their beauty and economic val
ue, were stressed In a lecture by
Geo L. Griffith illustrated by mov
ing pictures at the school gym-auditorium
Tuesday evening. Mr.
Griffith, representative of the U. S.
Forest department and former Ellison-White
lyceum lecturer, enter
tained as well as instructed his au
dience, to put across his message of
forest protection and game preser
vation. Especially appealing to the
local audience were pictures shown
of forest attnTctions In Oregon,
while those present were forcibly
reminded of how these attractions
may be wiped out in short order by
the fire demon if carelessness with
fire is permitted.
Mr. Griffith was assisted in the
educational entertainment by W.
V. Fuller, veteran representative of
the state of Oregon and the Oregon
Forest Fire association, who oper
ated the moving picture machine as
well as entertained with a reading
in the French-Canadian dialect.
Unfortunately arrangements for
the entertainment were not com
pleted in time to give widespread
announcment beforehand, it being
2 o'clock in the afternoon Tuesday
before the word was given out. In
spite of the short notice, however,
a good-sized audience was present
and much favorable comment has
been made by those who attended.
Expense of putting on this edu
cational campaign is being with
stood jointly by the U. S. Forest
service, the state of Oregon and the
Oregon Forest Fire association. It
was announced that a similar pro
gram will be given next year with
announcement of the time made
long enough beforehand to give ev
eryone opportunity to attend.
More notice would have been giv
en this year if F. F. Wehmeyer, lo
cal forest ranger, to whom a letter
was sent several days previous,
had not been out of town. John W.
Hiatt, chief of the local emergency
forest fire fighting force, made the
Play Day Program Is
Enjoyed at Davis School
A third HllPPPaafiil rOnxr rlntr n.aa
held last FridaV af havl uphnni
People attending represented Dry
rorn, liooseDerry ana Pleasant
Vale schools. At ten o'clock the
people were divided into four
groups for a period of games.
Group one was composed of small
children including Dorothy Berg
strom, Roland Bergstrom and Ju
nior Warren of Gooseberry; Doro
thy Nelson and Raymond Johnson
Of Drv Fork! PerHria V.msrt or,A
Wesley Dean Engelman of Pleas
ant, vaie iva Mae seller. Kath
leen McEllieott Robert Wa
Jimmie Waener. David Wmmr
Olive Petteys, Patricia Cantwell, AI-
vin unnstopnerson and Leon Ball
Groun two (larger children In.
eluded the following: Charles Nel
son and Riley Wiseman of Dry
Fork: Norman Bere-strnm Arthur
Bergstrom, Laura Warfield, Robert
warneia, jjjiaine XNelson, Thelmla
Nelson, Wallace Lundell and Nor
ris Thompson of Gooseberry; Phil
Emert and Alfred Emert nf Plena.
ant Vale; Donald McElligott, Bar
bara Wagner, David Cantwell, Bob
by Cantwell and Vernon Christoph-
erson or uavis.
In GrouD three were Miss Thpr.
esa Tabor and Mistresses C. A.
Warren, A. W. Lundell, Jesse War-
field. Tilman Hoc-ue. Robert Grn
bill. Niphnlt Thnmnspn Purl T3pr
strom, Ivar Nelson of Gooseberry;
v. u. warren, and N. JVl. Johnson
of Dry Fork; Johnnie Eubanks and
uean engelman or fieasant Vale;
Frank Younir. Ernest Chrlatnnh.
erson, Ethel Feller, Charles McEl
ligott, J. K, Wagner and Ruth Pet
teys of Davis.
Composing the fourth crann
were Messrs. C A. Wnrpun Tuoa
Warfield, Algott Lundell, Raymond
Lundell, Nicholi Thompsen and Er-
nng rnompsen or Gooseberry; and
Frank Young and Chas. MrF.ni.
gott of Davis.
Three games were nlaved In each
group during the morning. At
noon a bountiful pot luck luncheon
was served. cafeteria style.
The flag drill by Gooseberry and
Davis school nunlls started the nm.
gram for the afternoon. Following
mat. was: acclamation. Twentv-
second of February," Arthur Berg
strom. Gnnaphprrv flair rolntA loj
, - - . i o lcu
by Robert Warfield, Gooseberry;
rieaitn sk ts DV urv .r orK schon
"Where are you going my pretty
mam: uorotny .Nelson and Ray
mond Johnson: "Blllv's Pencil i
Raymond Wiseman and Charles
iNeison; "Arouna ine wona oi
Health In a Zeppelin," a picture
show produced bv the nunlls nf rm.
vis school; last but not least, the
drawins for the luckv nnmhpx
get the quilt made by the mothers
or uavis scnoo community. Mrs,
Helnv of Honnnnr Was tha wlnnnt
The proceeds of the sale of tlplrpt
numbers will be added to the Ju
nior Red Cross service fund.
The Methodist ladies will give a
tea at the Btiggs residence Friday,
May 20th. It will be on the lawn
If the weather permits. Cake and
For Sulo 3-burner oil stoVe In
good condition. Box 606, Heppner.
Exalted Ruler Honored;
Elks Enjoy Fight Card
In honor of the new exalted rul
er of Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O.
Elks, a class of four candidates
known as the "David A. Wilson
class" was initiated at a special
meeting of the lodge last night
The work was put on by the new
A set of mounted deer horns, pre
sented to the lodge by Monroe Tur
ner, were exhibited for the inspec
tion of the members. The antlers
were taken from the large deer
killed by Mr. Turner last hunting
season, the meat of which was en
joyed by the lodge as a courtesy
from Mr. Turner.
Following the regular lodge ses
sion and initiatory rites, five box
ing matches were staged for the
enjoyment of lodge members and
their guests, sponsored by Art Bib
by. Peck McClaskey and Clarence
Bauman were seen in the headline
event. McClaskey, former The
Dalles youth, has a good record in
amateur boxing circles of the state,
and in the sparring match made it
plenty warm for Morrow county's
sheriff. All matches were fought
to a draw. The others were Don
Jones and Joe Green, Billy Cox and
Robert Jones, Ralph Benton and
John Franzen, Bob Benton and
Mr. Bibby, a former heavyweight
amateur boxer, is rigging up a gym
nasium in the rear of his pastime
in the Elks building, where he will
give an opportunity for boys who
desire to work out, and as talent is
developed he expects to present it
to the public at future occasions.
W.C.T.U. Essay, Poster
Contest Winners Named
Prize-winninff essavs and nnstpra
in the recently conducted contest
in tne Heppner schools sponsored
by the Womens Christian Temper
ance Union have been announced.
Students were asked to write es
says and make posters depicting
the evils of alcohol and tnha
The posters have been placed on
exniDit in tne corner storeroom of
the Case building at Main and Cen
Winning essavs in the tiininr.so.
nior division of the high school
were written bv Louise Mover first
and Caroline Moyer, second; in the
iresnman-soponmore division, Dick
Benton, first. Alice Bleakman aw.
ond. Winning posters were drawn
oy ueorge Thomson, first, and Ches
ter cnristenson, second.
Grade school essays which nlnoort
follow: 7th and Rth GrHpe 'How
ard Cleveland, first, Dean Goodman,
second; 5th and 6th era rips Kpntt
McMurdo, first, Hubert Hudson,
second; 3rd, Lorrain Bothwell,
first, Katherine Thompson, second.
The cash prizes offered in the
contest will be awarded the winners
at the commencement exercises this
evening. The Drize wfnnpra win ho
named at the next W. C. T. U. meet
ing to be held at the Christian
church next Thursday.
Latourell Has High Gun;
Team Goes to Corvallis
Charles H. Latourell
of Heppner Rod and Gun club,
topped the field in the 16-yard han
dicap event at the two-day handi
cap' shoot of the Pacific Interna
tional Trapshooting association at
wana walla last Saturday and
Sunday, turning in a score of 195
out of a possible 200 birds. In rec-
ognition of the feat he was award-
ea a diamond studded watch charm
of the association Inscribed "Unot.
em handicap, Walla Walla, 16-yard
cnampion, won by Chas. H.
Latourell." He broke 98 out of 100
the first day and 97 the second rtav
Dr. A. D. McMurdo
Knoblock also attpnriprl th aVit
from here, Dr. McMurdo breaking
vi uie secona aay.
The three Hennner men with
Marion Hansel! and Vic Bracher
of Pilot Rock will renrpjjpnt the
Heppner-Pilot Rock team in the
snooi-on matcn or the state tele
graphic trapshobt for the Oregon
Ian trophy to be held at Corvallis
Sunday, May 22. Mr. Latourell will
aiso participate in the state shoot
COUNTY TO GET FISH.
Charles H. Latmii-pll nriMni
of Heppner Rod and Gun club, has
receivea word from Art Fish, ju
nior state game supervisor, that a
supply of six to ten Inch trout will
be planted In streams in the Hepp
ner vicinity In the near future.
These trout are nf pHlhio ! mi
Will be Catchn.hlp as annn oa tka,r
have had a little time to work the
natchery liver feed out of their
oaiuiua, ne saia,
STEIWER DINNER SWT
A dinner in the interest of the
canaiaacy of Frederick Steiwer for
United States senator has been an
nounced by local republican lead
ers to be held at 6:30 o'clock to
morrow evenlnir at the T. O. O it
hall. Tickets are obtainable hv all
wishing to attend at 50 cents each.
Mac Hoke and John Kilkenny of
jruuuieion are expected to be pres
ent to address the meeting.
EXAMINER HERE 18TII.
Mr. Bentley, examiner of operat
ors and chauffeurs, will ho in h.
ner WednesHav Mjiv 1a , fv.rt
court house between the hours of
j. p. m. ana o p. m., according to a
recent announcement from the sec
retary of state's office. He will al
so bo In lone on the same day be
tween the hours of 9 a, m. and 12
m., at the water office. All those
wishing permits to drive cars are
asked to get in touch with him.
' TOP LEAGUE PLACE
Kewpie Clow's Seance
Baffles Locals Who
Drop Game 16-2.
Visiting Fitchr's Mysticism to be
Solved When River Boys Play
Here Sunday; 25c Is Charge.
Won Lost Pet.
Arlington 3 0 1.000
Heppner 2 1 .666
Condon 1 1 .500
lone 1 2 .333
Fossil 1 2 .333
Rufus-Blalock 0 2 .000
Last Sunday's result unreported.
Last Sunday's Beiultsi
Heppner 2 at Arlington 16, Fossil 7
at lone 4. Rufus-Blalock and Condon
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday:
Arlinerton at HeDDner. lone at Fossil.
Condon at Rufus-Blalock.
Kewpie Clow picked a hazy mid
summer day for the conducting of
a seance at Arlington Sunday. His
rampant spirits entranced the
Heppner visitors who stepped on
air reaching for elusive floating
ghosts having the semblance of
baseballs, while he and his assist
ants, attired in Arlington baseball
uniforms, executed their orders to
perfection In taking possession of
the Wheatland league pennant, at
least until it can be wrested from
them. When the mystic rites were
ended and the spirits had all cleared
away, the hill billies awoke to find
they had lost a ball game 16-2, their
first defeat of the season.
Whether Kewpie's mystic prowess
is impenetrable by Heppner will be
determined when Arlington comes
here next Sunday for their scond
and final game with the locals.
Manager McCrady promises an ex
pose of the seance business, and
again put Heppner on an even foot
ing for the league leadership. With
the admission lowered to 25 cents
for adults and 10 cents for kids, he
sees no reason for anyone missing
In Sunday's game while Kewnie's
floaters were holding Heppner to a
meagre three hits, his bunch touch
ed up Charlie Wilcox for nineteen
in the first seven Innings, and took
one off Roy Gentry who went in to
relieve Charlie in the eighth. That's
tne main story of the game, as bob-
les were evenly divided with each
team taking six. There wasn't an
extra base hit in the bunch. There
really wasn't so much difference in
the hitting, either, except that
Heppner hit into somebody's hands
all the time while the river boys
nit tnem wnere there wasn't any
body. Kewpie was credited with
only three strikeouts, Wilcox eot
credit for two and Gentry for three.
Only two Heppner men reached
first base up to the sixth inning
when both Heppner scores were
made. Wilcox, first up, walked.
Harold Gentry laid down a fielder's
choice on which Wilcox was cut off
at second, and stole second on the
first delivery to Robertson, who
singled for his second hit of the
day and put Gentry on third. Rob
ertson stole second on the pitch to
Rohrer, and both baserunners
scored when Hostettler, third Back
er, mussed up Rohrer's hot ground
er and threw the ball away.
Arlington sewed the ball game
up in the seventh Inning for sure,
after having scored once in the
first, thrice in the second and thrice
in the third innings. Seven scores
were accounted for In this Inning
on five hits, with twelve batsmen
facing Wilcox. They worked in
two more in the eighth for good
The box score and summary:
HEPPNER AB R H O A E
H. Gentry, s , 4 1 0 0 4 1
Robertson, 2 4 12 6 13
Rohrer, 3 3 0 1 4 3 0
Aiken, 2 4 0 0 2 1 0
Hayes, 1 4 0 0 8 0 0
Ferguson, r 3 0 0 0 0 0
Carmlchael, r 1 0 0 0 0 0
Crawford, 1 3 0 0 2 1 0
Cummings, 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Turner, m 4 0 0 1 0 0
Wilcox, p 2 0 0 1 4 1
R. Gentry, p 0 0 0 0 2 1
Totals 33 2 3 24 16 6
Stevenson, 1 6 2 0 13 0 1
B. Fisk, 2 6 2 3 2 1 0
Wheelliouse, r 6 0 4 2 0 0
Clow, p-1 7 112 3 1
Sailing. 1 5 2 2 0 0 0
P. Fisk, c 5 8 3 4 2 1
Hostettler, 3 3 12 16 1
Robinson, 3 2 110 2 1
Ogilvy. s .... 5 2 112 1
Parrish, m 6 2 3 1 0 0
Totals 50 16 20 26 16 6
Earned runs. Arlington 8, Heppner 1;
first base on balls oft Clow 1; left on
bases, Arlington 10. Heppner 6: first
base on errors, Arlington 2, Heppner
4: struck out by Wilcox 2, Gentry 3,
Clow 2, Stevenson 1; double piny,
Crawford to Rohrer; technical out, Tur
ner. Umpires: Waller Cochran and Mark
Merrill; scorer, F. J. Doherty.
SNOW HEAVY IN MOUNTAINS.
Fred Wehmeyer, local forest
ranger, Informs this paper that
snow extends east from Ellis rang
er station toward Ukiah for a dis
tance of four and a half miles and
for three quarters of a mile out t
Is still 30 inches deep and melting
slowly. A number of Heppner peo
ple were up Willow creek as far as
the coal mines Sunday and ran In
to heavy banks of snow on this
side of the mountains. All this will
keep the mountain streams running
with a much better flow of water
than for a number of seasons past.
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
Mother's Day was fittingly ob
served in the churches of our city.
Eighty-six were in attendance at
the Union Sunday school at the
Christian church and following the
study hour Rev. E. L. Wood, for
mer pastor of the church, deliv
ered a Mother's Day sermon. Mrs,
Wood led the song service. Rev.
Mr. Wood was enroute to Mt. Ver
non, Wash., after having spent
nineteen months in a middle state s
theological school. Mrs. Wood met
him in La Grande. The evening
service was in the Congregational
church. Rev. W. W. Head deliver
ed the sermon. He was assisted
in the services by Rev. Wood and
by Rev. Williams of the commun
ity church, Condon. A special num
ber was a vocal solo by Miss Fran
ces Troedson, with Mrs. Walter
Roberts at the piano.
Rev. W. W. Head of Cathlamet
Wash., former pastor of the Con
gregational church, was greeting
his many friends in lone Sunday
and Monday. He left lone early
Tuesday morning in company with
the pastor of the Congregational
church at Cathlamet. The two
gentlemen were going to Walla
Walla to be present at a Weshing
ton state church convention. Rev.
Head plans on returning Friday.
He will deliver the baccalaureate
sermon next Sunday morning in
the Congregational church.
Rev. Williams of Condon will
speak at the morning service in
lone May 22.
The junior-senior banquet served
Friday evening, May 6, in Legion
hall was an enjoyable affair. The
decorations were blue and gold
the colors of the graduating class.
An interesting and novel program
was given and following the ban
quet, a program dance was enjoyed.
Josephine Buschke, Manuellta
Crabtree, Carmelita Crabtree and
Eva Swanson, girls from the soph
omore and freshman classes assist
ed in the service.
The senior class dance given Sat
urday night was well attended and
all present report a happy time.
Principal George E. Tucker was
agreeably surprised on Wednesday
evening of last week when the
teaching staff of the school and a
few friends dropped in to spend
the evening. The surprise was also
complete with Mrs. Tucker. The
evening was spent in playing bridge
and at a late hour refreshments
were served by the self-invited
A little surprise party was given
Lyle N. Riggs Tuesday evening by
his co-workers in the school. Cards
were the diversion of the evening.
The pupils in Miss Geneva Pel
key's room entertained their mo
thers in a very pleasing way last
Friday afternoon. A program was
given and refreshments served.
The 4-H dairy club of Cecil and
the clubs from Boardman and
Heppner enjoyed a joint meeting
April 30 at the H. E. Cool farm.
They had judging of cattle and
sheep and when this was over there
was heard the call for dinner which
was relished very much by the hun
gry club members. The afternoon
meeting was presided over by Ray
mond Drake, president of the Hepp
ner club. Dr. Allen of O. S. C. was
present and showed the young
folks how to train stock for fair
exhibits. Newly elected officers and
committees of the Cecil club are
Mabel Cool, president; Dot Crab
tree, vice president; Dimple Crab
tree, secretary; program commit
tee, Donald Heliker, Dot Crabtree
and Ralph Gibson; social commit
tee, Dimple Crabtree, Alvin and
Opal Cool; exhibit committee, Leo
Crabtree, Billie Biddle and Maurice
Feeley; contest committee, Dale
Lundell, Rolland Beubeck and
Howard Crowell; special commit
tee, Mabel Cool, Dot and Dimple
The Women's Topic club was hos
tess Saturday afternon to the Wo
man's Study club of Heppner. The
meeting was presided over by Mrs.
Earl Blake, president, and was held
in Masonic hall. The study topic
was "Thought and Thought Pro
cesses." Mrs. Sylvia Gorger gave
a most comprehensive review of
Ernest Dement's "The Art of
Thinking" and Mrs. Anna Smouse
read a paper which she prepared
as a review of "Right and Wrong
Thinking and Their Results." Be
sides the study topic, other num
bers on the program were a vocal
solo, "Mother Machree" by Mrs.
Walter Roberts, a piano solo by
Mrs. Earl Blake and a readlsg, "The
Human Tongue," by Miss Katheryn
FeldmanT The last number was
the turning of the leaves of an al
bum and showing the "Gibson Girl"
who was depicted by Mrs. Elmer
Griillth; a "Japanese Maiden" by
Mrs. Mabel Cotter; a "Colonial
Girl" by Mrs. Omar Rietmann; "AI
Smith" by Mrs. Walter Corley; "The
Bride and Groom" by Mrs. Bert
Mason and Miss Katheryn Feld
man. Music during the tableaux
was by Mrs. Blake. Refreshments
were served following this number.
Heppner ladies present were Mrs.
E. R. Huston, Mrs. J. F. Lucas,
Mrs. A. A. McAtee, Mrs. C. W. Mc
Nnmer, Mrs. W, E. Pruyn, Mrs. W.
O. Bayless, Mrs. Harold Case, Mrs.
George Thomson, Mrs. Harry Tam
blyn, Mrs. Charles Cox, Mrs. Frank
Turner, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs.
Glon Jones and Mrs. W. O. Dlx.
Friends here have received the
announcement of the graduation
from the Ontario high school, May
10th, of Miss Anita Curfman. Miss
Curfman Is a former lone girl, be
ing the eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Curfman. Mr. Curf
man was principal of the lone high
school for the years 1920-21 and 22.
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CITES HIGHER RATE
TbnberUtnd AsMwsment Increased
Owing to Greater Cost of Com
batting Fire in Area in 1931.
Owners of timberland and fire
hazard areas throughout the John
Day country were substantially re
minded this spring of the serious
forest fire situation which prevailed
In this part of the state last sum
mer by an Increase in the amount
of forest patrol assessment levied
on their lands.
In explanation of this Increase,
State Forester Lynn F. Cronemiller
points to the extraordinary fire
fighting costs on fires which, In
many instances, were set by per
sons seeking employment To save
the valuable timber resources of
this district, comprising the tim
bered portions of Morrow, Umatil
la, Grant, Wheeler and Harney
counties, many thousands of dol
lars were Bpent by the state and
federal forest protective organiza
tions last summer.
State forest laws provide for the
recovery of a large part of the ex
pense Incurred on privately owned
lands by means of assessments pro
rated on an acreage basis over the
entire timber and Are hazard area
of the John Day district The rate
of a fire patrol assessment is deter
mined by the total amount expend
ed for patrol and fire fighting pur
poses. Owing to the heavy costs of
last summer, it became necessary
to levy an assesment of three cents
per acre, whereas the highest rate
of any previous year was two and
one-half cents per acre levied for
the year 1928. Assessments for
other years have ranged from one
to two cents per acre.
Were it not for the fact that the
federal government contributed lib
erally toward the protection of our
timber resources, the cost of such
service would necessarily have to
be borne entirely by the state and
private timber owners.
Forest fires, once started, are no
respecters of hard times. They rep
resent serious emergencies which
must be handled as quickly as pos
sible and efficiently. Our timber.
water, game and recreational re
sources and our Industrial welfare
are all at stake when our forests
burn. Persons who deliberately set
fires to secure employment are, in
effect, robbing the pocketbooks and
destroying the comfort and well-be
ing of every citizen and of all those
who come hereafter.
To avoid repetition of the serious
fire loss which occurred last year,
State Forester Cronemiller is ask
ing for a strict observance of the
state's fire laws and for the cooper
ation of every person in the John
Day district in promptly reporting
nres to state or federal forest of
Hal Buhman Makes First
Dodo on Local Course
"Rise and shine!"
Harold Buhman is eligible to join
the ranks of one of the most ex
clusive orders of the universe, the
"Hole-in-Oners," that ancient and
distinguished organization of for
tunate golfers whose privilege it
has been to experience the thrill of
all thrills of the game.
Hal s dodo was made on the third
hole of the local course Monday
evening while out for a little soci
able play. It is the first hole in one
reported on the local courses in the
five years it has been in play. The
hole on which he made the lucky
shot, 169 yards, is the shortest hole
on the course. The terrain between
the tee and the green slopes down
hill and is free of hazards except
for rough ground above the green.
An accurate shot is required to
place the ball on the green, but of
the many, many shots that have
placed balls on the green from the
tee, Hal's Is the only one so far
that dropped the ball In the cup.
And Is he happy?
Will Teach in California
School Again This Year
Miss Gladys Benge, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Eskelson, has ac
cepted a teaching fellowship in the
chemistry department at Mills Col
lege for next year. Miss Benge
held the same position at Mills Col
lege two years ago, and will return
to teach part time and to resume
her graduate study. She will re
ceive her Master's degree next
Miss Benge has been teaching the
past two years in the Medford ju
nior high school where she has been
head of the mathematics depart
ment In addition, Miss Benge has
had charge of dramatics, acting as
advisor to the dramatic club and
directing the plays produced in the
junior high school. She was again
reelected to the position In Medford
for next year, but decided to accept
the appointment at Mills College
GETS HIS SHARE OF COYOTES.
Harold W. Dobyns, with the pre
datory animal department of the
U. S. biological survey, was in
Heppner for a short time Monday
forenoon. He has been very busy
In this part of the state for some
weeks, giving his attention to the
coyotes and reports having to his
credit to date 196 of these animals.
This Is a record catch and the high
mark so far In the history of trap
ping in his department, Mr. Dobyns
VISIT LOCAL CLUB
Twelve Members Welcom
ed in Dinner Program ;
PIERCE IS SPEAKER
Ex-Governor Says Nothing Funda
mentally Wrong With Country;
Good Fellowship Enjoyed.
Twelve members of the Pendle
ton Lions club were special guests
of the Heppner Lions at their Mon
day evening luncheon at Hotel
Heppner. The speaker of the eve
ning was Walter M. Pierce, ex-gov
ernor of Oregon, who in a twenty
minute address touched on good
citizenship and the prominent part
played by service organizations In
keeping the United States whole
some and progressive. Mr. Pierce
declared there is nothing funda
mentally wrong with the country
and that the ail3 of depression will
be over and forgotten one of these
days with a new era of prosperity
In the Pendleton delegation, who
were making a neighborly call,
were Roy Wade, president, and J.
P. Stewart, secertary, of the Pen
dleton club, and George R. Lewis,
mayor of the Round-Up city. Oth
ers were H. G. Hettick, Joe R.
Light, F. I. Inman, Wilbur Grls
wold, Jack Barron, C. E. Foley,
Leroy Davis, Ned Unger and C. L.
Sweek. Mrs. Wilbur Griswold and
Mrs. Jack Barron accompanied
their husbands, and Mrs. Griswold
was presented in a number of ac
cordian solos which were well re
ceived. Mrs. C. R. Ripley was ac
companist for the group singing.
A good fellowship program waa
the theme of the meeting, with re
ports of committees from each of
the clubs to give the other club an
idea of its activities. Mayor Lewis
officiated in the presentation of a
number of key member ' certificates
to members of the visiting club
which they had earned by each
bringing two new members into the
club the past year. The part of the
Heppner Lions club in developing
a city park was reviewed by Earl
W. Gordon, as the clubs outstand
ing activity of the year.
A story-telling contest without
adjudging the winner was partici
pated in by Mayor Lewis, whose
specialty is coon" stories, Judge C.
L. Sweek and F. A. McMahon, state
policeman, also a guest, who has
made a reputation with his Swede
stories. Mr. Sweek poked a little
fun at Mr. Pierce, the speaker of
the evening, likening him to the
accordian playd by Mrs. Griswold,
it being the wind inside, he said,
tnat made each whistle.
President C. W. Smith of the
Heppner club wielded a heavy gavel
during the evening, and Tailtwist
er Spencer Crawford assisted in
the noise-making by the use of a
police whistle which gave the sig
nal for assessment of fines. S. E.
Notson appropriately Introduced
the speaker of the evening. Many
local friends of the ex-governor
were invited by the club to listen
in on his address.
Rhea Creek Grange.
By MARGARET BECKETT.
Evangeline Phillips, teacher of
the Liberty school, took her chil
dren to Pendleton to visit the wool
en mills last Friday, the 6th. This
visit was to take the place of a
last day of school picnic." While
in Pendleton, they visited the wool
en mills, the asylum and the Til
Taylor memorial park. As several
of the children had never visited
Pendleton, it was an exciting day
for them all. Those going over
were Evangeline Phillips, Norma
Jean and Florence Beckett Jane
and Tom Huston, Norman Griffin,
Alta and Ellen Peck, Alvin Walker,
Robert and Junior Hoskins. and
Betty Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Beckett, Mrs. Noah Clark, Barton
Clark and Margaret Beckett.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Fryrear
and Barbara Jean, Mr. and Mrs.
Orrin Wright and children. Mrs.
Genia Huston, Velma Huston, Mrs.
Harley Anderson, Evangeline Phil
lips. Margaret Beckett, Bob All
stott, Inez Hayes, Bill Buschke.
Walter Wright, and Mrs. Ed Rugg
were visitors in Heppner Saturday
from the Rhea creek and Eight
Remember the dance on Satur
day, May 14th, at Rhea Creek
The young people attending the
dance In lone last Saturday were
Evangeline Phillips, Fred Buschke,
Margaret Beckett, Claude Buschke,
Beth Wright, Barton Clark, Inez
Hayes, Bill Buschke, Walter
Wright, June and Doris Allstott
and Don and Otis Allstott.
The Dry Fork and Eight Mile
baseball teams met at the Dry Fork
field last Sunday for their first
game this season. Eight Mllo won
the gamo with a high score. Dry
Fork will play a return gamo with
Eight Mllo next Sunday and every
one Is Invited to como.
Mrs. Laxton McMurray, our lone
correspondent, was a pleasant call
er at this olllco Wednesday after
noon. She reports that her moth
er, Mrs. Margaret Low, who has
been seriously 111 for some tlmo, l.i
now well on tho road to recovory,