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Volume 49, Number 17.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 7, 1932.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Inroads of Beetle Has Om
inous Aspects, Lions
HITS YELLOW PINE
No Control Measupcs Now Being
Undertaken; Description Given:
New Officers Installed.
Dendrootomua Brevicomas is
costing the state of Oregon and
Morrow county thousands of dol
lars annually, and threatens the ex
tinction of the state's 61 billion feet
of yellow pine timber, of which one
billion feet is within the boundaries
of this county. And nothing is be
ing done about it.
That is the message given the
Lions club Tuesday by F. F. Weh
meyer, forest ranger, and C. W.
Smith, county agent, who explained
that Brevicomas is an insect, com
monly known as the yellow pine
beetle. Mr. Wehmeyer estimated
"that probably we are losing ten
times as much timber from this
source as is being lost by fire."
The greater part of the area in
fested lies on the breaks of the John
Day river, it was brought out, while
another large area affected was said
to He at the head of Kahler creek.
The inroads of the insect have
made such rapid progress as to
alarm timber-holders of the coun
ty, Mr. Smith said, some of whom
had called upon him for a solution
of the problem. He said that con
gress should be urged to provide
for controlling the pest, and that
all possible should be done to in
terest lumbering concerns in the
ripe timber that it might be saved
before it is completely destroyed
by the insect.
Beetle Bores Trees.
"The Brevicomas Is a small
brownish-black beetle, one-eighth to
one-quarter inch long, that attacks
a tree by boring or excavating long,
winding galleries in the cambian
layer to deposit its eggs, finally
girdling the tree,' Mr. Wehmeyer
said. "Usually a tree is host to
about 6,000 of these insects. The
eggs hatch and the worms bore into
the bark and cambian layers in
search of food, the worms later
emerging as more beetles to attack ,
"The last three years have seen
our local timber attacked by what
may be termed an epidemic, and
this may run a course of four to
six years, with an ever increasing
loss, unless some measures are tak
en to combat the pest. A normal
infestation is considered to be about
one-tenth of one precent. There
has always been a small amunt of
"The epidemic here undoubtedly
started as an aftermath of the 1928
burn on Wall creek, being aggra
vated by a scries of very dry years
since that time. Trees are weak
ened by fire-scaring and the small
amount of available moisture until
these insects can make a success
ful attack. A young, thrifty, rapidly-growing
tree will resist attack
by its sap-flow drowning the insect
in its mines or galleries. Of course
If the beetles are thick enough and
persistent enough they can success
fully attack any tree.
How Tree is Affected.
"Trees can be readily picked out
which have been attacked, by the
white exudations on the bark show
ing where galleries have been estab
llshe d. Later the tree needles all
start to wane in color, showing that
life Is gradually leaving.
"There are two species of beetle
at work, dendroctomus brevicomas
and dentroctomus monticola, the
latter working largely In lodge pole
pine, but not adverse to taking in
the yellow pine. However, the bug
doing the great damage here is the
brevicomas which does not attack
the lodge pole, I believe.
"The epidemic can be controlled,
and I do not think the cost is ex
cessive. Of course such costs are
controlled by such factors as the
severity of the epidemic, accessi
bility of area, extent of area and
topography. The area Infested is
laid off and strip cruised and all
infested trees marked. The cutters
follow, felling and barking the
trees. The bark Is burned, or if
during the hot summer months, It
Is turned up to the sun.
Hatch Twice a Year.
"Two broods a year are hatched,
generally In May and October. Af
ter the trees are dead scavenger
beetles of various specie continue
to work upon th trees but the vic
ious beetle doing the original kill
ing will work only upon the green
timber. If the tree is dying or the
sap or cambian layer Is soured or
not suited to their tasto, they will
pass It up.
"The federal government has
been liberal In appropriating funds
for fire protection and considerable
success has been attained. How
ever, we are facing an even greater
menace at this time, for it appears
as though the beetle will ultimately
do as thorough a Job of killing the
yellow or pondosa pine as the chest
nut blight did to the chestnut of
the east and the white pine blister
rust nearly did to the white pine of
Idaho until the federal government
Spraying Service Available for Elm
Tree Owners; County Agent Gives
Information on Pests.
Devastation by the elm beetle of
Heppner trees has brought a flood
of demands upon the county agent's
office, bringing the response that
this pest may be controlled by the
use of lead-arsenic spray. Those
having trees affected may get them
sprayed by applying to the county
agent's oilice and paying for the ac
tual cost of labor and materials. C.
W. Smith, county agent, has ob
tained the county sprayer which
will be used in the control work, and
a man will be obtained to run it
The elm beetle infestation has in
creased to the danger point in
Heppner this year. Great inroads
were made into the elm trees of
Lexington last year, but through
the measures taken for spraying
the trees the onslaught has been
stayed, Mr. Smith reports.
This particular beetle attacks the
under side of the elm tree leaves,
perforating them with holes and
causing them to shrivel and die.
Wherever such condition is noted
on any tree of the elm species there
may be no doubt that the beetle is
at work, Mr. Smith says, and spray
ing should be done immediately.
Mr. Smith also reports that Euro
pean earwigs have been found In
Heppner, and though not in alarm
ing numbers, it would be well to
take eradicating measures wher
ever found. The earwig, that loathe
some pest which has given Willam
ette valley residents so much grief,
devours vegetables, fruits and flow
ers. It invades residences, and its
presence in the house Is offensive.
Because of its filthy habits it is de
A unique way of eliminating the
pest has been recently introduced
at Portland. Experts there intro
duced colonies of the tachinid fly
which preys upon earwigs and
causes their destruction. A colony
of these flies may be obtained for
$20, Mr. Smith says, but he believes
that so far the earwigs are not
abundant enough here to support a
colony. Another means of control
given by Mr. Smith Is the use of
poison bran, directions for. the
making and application of which
are given In a bulletin Issued by
the state college.
Theme of Portland Meet
Portland, Ore., July 7. The at
tention of those interested in inter
national problems will be centered
in Portland July 11 to 15, when the
third biennial meeting of the Insti
tute of International Relations, of
ficially designated "Columbia Ba
sin" session will bring experts here
from the Far East, from Europe
and from many sections of the Uni
ted States, it is declared by Alfred
Powers, dean of the extension divis
ion of the University of Oregon,
who is executive secretary for the
The public will be specially invit
ed to join with the session delegates
at a series of evening meetings that
will be held each night at 8 o'clock
in Library hall, Dean Powers states.
Speakers of international reputa
tion have been selected for these
Dr. Rufus B. vos Kleinsmid, pres
ident of the University of Southern
California, will open the series Mon
day evening with an address on the
work of the institute. He has been
prominent In organization work on
International affairs and is regard
ed as a world authority. On that
night also Fred I. Kent of the
Banker's Trust company of New
York will talk on "The Political
"Round Table Methods In Inter
national Relations" will be the top
ic of Normal F. Coleman, president
of Reed College, on Tuesday night.
Mr. Kent will discuss "The Finan
cial World" on this night also. Wed
nesday Dr. Charles L. Leith, or the
University of Wisconsin will talk
on "The Role of Minerals in Inter
national Affairs," and Dr. Chester
Rowell, editor of the San Francisco
Chronicle and an authority on
world affairs, will talk on "The Play
of Forces in the Far East." "The
Far East" will also be the topic of
Hirosl Acine, Japanese Consul for
Portland, on Thursday, while on
this night Dr. Rowell will talk on
"The Prospects for Disarmament."
Dr. Alexander Goldenweiser, not
ed internationalist, will talk Friday
on "The Problems of Peace," and
T. Z. Koo, of Pciping, China, will
speak on "China in World Affairs."
DR. J. P. STEWART, EYE
SIGHT SPECIALIST of Pendleton,
will be at the Heppner hotel on
Wednesday, July 13. Hours 10 a.
m. to 5 p. m.
For Sale, 3 well-broke mules, sev
en and eight years old, weight about
1300 lbs. Zephyl A. Harrison, Top,
For Sale Weanling pigs $2 each.
Rufus Pieper, Lexington. 17-18
stepped In and appropriated funds
to combat the disease."
Newly elected olllcers of the club
were Installed by S. E. Notson and
P. W. Mahoney, education commit
tee, as follows: Spencer Crawford,
president; Paul Marble, first vice
president; Dr. A. D. McMurdo, sec
ond vice-president; L. L, Gilliam,
secretary; W. E. Moore, Hon tamer;
J. J. Nys, talltwister; Al Rankin
and Gay M. Anderson, directors.
Miss Lillian Allinger, cashier of
Farmers & Stockgrowers National
bank, departed today for Portland,
where she goes to meet a company
of Christian Endeavorers In that
city on their way from California
to Alaska. They are a part of the
group that will take passage this
week end for an excursion Into
Alaskan waters, a large number
joining the trip from Oregon and
Washington. Miss Allinger had
planned to join this excursion also,
but is prevented by the press of
business at the bank at this season
of the year. Among those from
California are many who attended
the International convention of En
deavorers at Berlin two summers
ago with Miss Allinger, and she
goes to Portland at this time to say
"hello" to them.
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Turner, Mr,
and Mrs. Merle Cummings, Harold
Gentry and Miss Louise Langdon
went over to Hidaway springs to
camp over the Fourth, b'eing at
Ukiah for the ball game Monday.
They expected to tour on around to
Desolation lake, look over the old
mines at Susanville and take in
Blue Muntain springs before re
turning home the end of the week.
W. W. Smead and; Earl Eskelson
were two of Heppner's disciples of
Isaac Walton who spent the week
end at East Lake. It was cold and
windy at the lake and the gentle
men were not rewarded by a heavy
catch of the eastern brook trout.
The postmaster returned with a
beautiful coat of tan, however, that
would doubtless require many
weeks in a sun suit at the beach
Guests of Mrs. Agnes Curran In
this city over the Fourth -were Mrs.
Elizabeth Groshong and daughter
Helen of White Salmon, Wash. They
returned home Monday evening,
taking Jimmie Groshong with
them. The lad had been visiting
for several weeks at the home of
his aunt in this city. Miss Helen
is now making an extended visit
at the home of Mrs. Curran.
W. R. Munkers, pioneer Lexing
ton resident, was in the city Tues
day. While present business con
ditions are pretty tough, Mr. Mun
kers can remember other times in
the nation's history when they were
as bad or worse and each time the
country came out of it, as it will
Fred Buchanan took time off
from his farming operations on
Willow creek near Jordan Siding
Tuesday to transact business in
town. With plenty of water for Ir
rigation, growing conditions on the
creek have been very good this sea
son. Bernard and Scott McMurdo and
Dan Chinn returned home the end
of the week from the Boy Scout
camp at Rotary, in the mountains
near Milton, where they spent an
enpoyable week. Mrs. A. D. Mc
Murdo motored over for the boys.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Marter and
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Mahoney jour
neyed to Diamond lake, over in the
Cascades, to spend their Fourth of
July vacation fishing. They encoun
tered cold, windy weather that was
not conducive to good Ashing.
Mrs. Frank Misener of Bronx-
ville, N. Y., sister of Chas. W.
Smith, arrived Saturday at the
Smith home for a week's visit She
accompanied the Smith family on
an enjoyable picnic to the moun
tains on the Fourth.
I. C. Cox and R. F. Wigglesworth
were Hermiston men who visited
Heppner on business Wednesday.
Mr. Wigglesworth and family have
recently moved to Hermiston from
Boardman, where they have been
living for the past year.
Miss Leta Humphreys returned
home from Eugene on last Friday
evening. She was accompanied by
Miss Julia Hall of that city, a
friend of Miss Evelyn Humphreys,
who will visit here for a short time.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Reavis of
Moro joined Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Schwarz and Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Merrill for a fishing trip over the
Fourth to Desolation lake and a
trip to the Susanville mine diggings.
Robert Benton, eldest son of J.
R. Benton, who has been visiting
with his parents in this city for
some time, departed for Portland
last week where he will have work
with an oil company.
Raymond Ferguson and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schwarz
departed last evening for Blue
Mountain springs in Grant county
to spend a couple of days at that
Gene Ferguson, Fred McMurray
and Ross Langdon motored over to
Goldendale, Wash., Tuesday to get
a new truck for Mr. McMurray,
which was brought back that eve
ning. Miss Ruth Benton, former mis
sionary to China, arrived here on
Friday from Montana and will be a
guest for the summer at the home
of her brother, Joel R. Benton.
Thompson & McNamer made
shipment of 3000 lambs to Omaha
this week, C. W, McNamer accom
panying them to the eastern mar
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Bayless spent
the week end on a visit to numer
ous points along the John Day val
ley, returning home after the 4th.
David A. Wilson and family went
to Hood River for the Fourth,
spending the day at the home of
his brother, William George Wilson.
See Mae Marsh in OVER THE
HILL at the Star Theater, Sun
day and Monday.
Hubert Galey, bookkeeper in the
local office of P. P. & L. Co., is tak
ing his vacation, going to the coast
Mr. and Mrs. Emll Groshens were
In the city on Tuesday from the
ranch up Rhea creek,
PLAN TO ESTABLISH
BOX FACTORY HERE
New Company Obtains
Site Held by Barker
READY IN 60 DAYS
Initial Capacity of Planer 60,000
Feet; Estimated 20-Man Payroll;
To Handle Local Timber.
A planing mill and box factory
will be opened within the next sixty
days on the site formerly held by
the Barker milling interests near
the yards of the O.-W. R. & N. com
pany in north Heppner, if plans an
nounced by Anderson, Eccles and
Feeley, a newly formed company,
materialize. Mr. Anderson, in the
city yesterday, announced that the
company, not yet incorporated, had
purchased the ground and were
starting preparations for installing
Plans call for the installation of
a 60,000-foot capacity planer, with
the expectation to increase the ca
pacity to 150,000 feet if sufficient
lumber can be obtained. It is ex
pected to handle the output of sev
eral small mills operating in the
When the plant gets into opera
tion it is expected a crew of twenty
men will be required for its opera
tion, adding materially to the city's
CITY WATER PURE.
W. E. Pruyn, city water master,
is in receipt of the laboratory test
made on the sample of water taken
from the city mains and sent into
the office of the state board of
health. This sample was drawn
during the past week and since the
water was turned in at the Willow
creek intake. The laboratory test
classifies the water "A" condition;
no bacteria, no colon bacili, and ab
solutely pure for drinking purposes.
The office of the city water depart
ment will send in samples frequent
ly that a close tab may be kept on
the condition of the 'Water during
the season, and the Tvatermaster
will appreciate being notified at
once of any contamination found by
the citizens of the community. Ev
ery effort will be made by the de
partment to keep the water up to
its present standard of purity, and
if this is done there should be no
danger whatever of typhoid. In
fact the water was used for a per
iod of ten years through the chlor
ination plant, and never a case of
MRS. ELLA FARRENS.
Most everyone from this com
munity celebrated the Fourth of
July at the mountain ranch of Wm.
Greener. The riding and roping of
calves furnished plenty of excite
ment in the afternoon. About 150
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Burnside, Rood
Canyon farmers, Mrs. Walter Far
rens and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ad
am's gathered at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Stevens for a picnic
dinner July 4th.
Irene, Buel and Delsie May
Harshman were visitors here the
day of the Fourth.
Mr. and Mrs. Holly Leathers and
daughter, Mrs. Charles Roach and
son Archie and small grandchil
dren spent the Fourth with their
son and daughter-in-law here, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Leathers.
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
held joint installation here Satur
day night Ice cream and cake
were served at midnight
Mr. and Mrs. Veil Farrens came
up from their ranch near Rhea
creek Saturday for a visit with Mr.
Farrens' mother and remained un
til after the Fourth.
Harlan Adams has gone to work
on the road for Taylor on McKin-
Wes Stevens and daughter Lois
attended to the chores at the Elmer
Musgrave place for a few days last
week while Mr. and Mrs. Musgrave
made a trip to the old Musgrave
place near lone.
Roy Ashbaugh and children en
joyed the dance at Lone Rock Sat
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Knlghten have
been visiting their parents here for
several days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Burnside were
visiting here Sunday and Monday.
Miss Mary Ellen Inskeep accom
panied Mrs. Ritchie Jones home for
a few days visit with their daugh
ter Thelma who lives near Condon.
Mrs. Hubert MacDonald and
small daughter returned to their
home here after having spent sev
eral weeks in the mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson and
daughter Rita Del, Mr. and Mrs.
Carey Hastings and daughter
Yvonne, Elvira and Zetta Bleak
man are spending a few days camp
ing In the mountains this week near
JULY SPECIALS on all spring
and summer merchandise. Curran
Mae Marsh in OVER THE HILL,
Star Theater, Sunday and Monday.
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
The Fourth of July celebration
held in lone was a success in every
way, and the ladies of the Eastern
Star social club, who sponsored it,
are to be congratulated upon hav
ing provided a pleasant day for the
people of the community. To be
gin with, the weather man relented,
and following the extreme heat and
the severe dust storms of a few
days previous, the Fourth was an
ideal day. The sun shone brightly,
and the breeze was cool. The pro
gram was presented in the morn
ing at the Legion hall. The prin
cipal feature was an address by
Jesse O. Turner of Heppner. This
was interesting and instructive, and
was much appreciated by those who
heard it. A community picnic din
ner banquet would be a more fit
ting word was spread in the din
ing room at the Legion hall. Later
a pleasing parade passed along the
main street. The Boy Scouts and
Campfire girls marched, and many
little people in pretty and amusing
costumes followed them. Prizes
were awarded to "Buddy" Mankin
for the best, and to Dwight Gab-
bert for the most amusing cos
tumes. Races were held on the
school grounds with the following
results: Girls up to 7 years: Alice
Nichoson, 1st; Ida May Fellers, 2nd.
Girls, 8-10: Earline Farris, 1st;
Betty Mankin, 2nd. 10-12: Juanita
Odom, 1st; Eleanor Eubanks, 2nd.
12-14, Verla Buschke, 1st; Virginia
Griffith, 2nd. Over 14, Katheryn
Feldman, 1st; Vida Eubanks, 2nd.
Three legged race, Eubanks and
Everson, 1st; Engelman and Linn,
2nd. Fat man's race, Harvey Ring,
1st; Lon McCabe, 2nd. Fat ladies
race, Mrs. T. C. Troge, 1st; Mrs. W.
E. Eubanks, 2nd. Boys up to 7: Ted
Griffith, 1st; Ernest McCabe, 2nd;
Married women's race, Mrs. Robert
McCabe, 1st; Mrs. John Eubanks,
2nd. Boys, 8-10, Billy Blake, 1st;
Tom Everson, 2nd. 11-13, Harold
Buchanan, 1st; Harry Ring, 2nd.
Over 14, John Eubanks, 1st; Nor
man Everson, 2nd; Men over 60, C.
H. Botts, 1st; F. H. Miller, second.
Over 80 years, W. E. Ahalt, first.
An interesting ball game followed
the races. The contending teams
were the regular lone team, and a
team composed of the "old timers,"
that is, the men who represented
lone so ably a few years ago. The
result of the game was a score of
5-3 in favor of the regular team.
The line up follows: regular team,
battery, Everson and Ely; 1st Lieu
allen, 2nd Burl Akers, shortstop
Swanson, 3rd Werner Rietmann,
If Joel Engelman, rf Dorr Mason,
cf Linn; "Old Timers": battery
Brlstow and Ritchie, 1st Dutch Riet
mann, 2nd Victor Rietmann, short
stop Eubanks, 3rd W. Cochran, If
Drake, cf K. Akers, rf Guy Cason,
subs Harvey. Ring, Ray Drake,
Fred Hoskins and Bill Whitson.
The dance in the evening was at
tended by a large crowd. Music
was furnished by the Cecil orches
tra. At that time the O. E. S. So
cial club quilt for which tickets
had been sold, was disposed of. Guy
Cason of Arlington held the lucky
The members of the Pentecostal
church held baptismal services in
Willow creek in lone at eleven o'
clock Monday morning. Those bap
tized were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tay
lor, Mrs. Peter Curran, Wm. Gosney
and Lester Hunt, all of Heppner.
Rev. Snodderly of Heppner officiat
ed. Sevices were held at the Mis
sion in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Weatherford
of Bend are visitors at the J. P.
Louy home in lone.
Fred Pointer of Salem was a
guest on Monday at the Emil Swan
son home. He will also visit in
Other guests at the Emil Swan
son home are Dayton Gustafson
and Bill Wadell, both of Sumner,
Week-end guests at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Morgan are Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Williamson of Port
land and Mrs. Williamson's broth
er, A. E. Pendelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Botts and five
children and Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Griffith and five children of Yaki
ma spent the holidays with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Botts.
Edmond W. Bristow of Baker
spent the Fourth in lone with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs;. E. J. Bris
tow. Mrs. Bristow and the chil
dren had arrived at an earlier date.
He was accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Conklin.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Warfield have
been enjoying a visit from Mr. War
field's grandmother, "Grandma"
Simpson, her son, Robert Simpson,
and wife and son, all of Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Laubner
of Halsey, and their nephew and
niece of Albany were week-end
guests in lone. They own some of
the land farmed by J. Y. Gibson
north of lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Calkins of
Gresham were visitors over the
week end at the homo of George
Franks. They were accompanied
by the daughter of G. M. Calkins
of Brush, Colo., a former resident
of lone. They left Tuesday to con
tinue their journey to Idaho.
Miss Gwendolyn Jones, Portland,
and her aunt, Mrs. B. L. Burley of
Tacoma, visited relatives here this
week. "Miss Jones is a sister of Mrs.
Earl J. Blake, and Mrs. Burley Is
the sister of Mrs. Edward Keller.
Upon their return to Portland Sun
day they were accompanied by Mrs.
Blake and her three little girls. She
will visit her parents, Rev, and Mrs.
J. L. Jones of Gladstone, and will
have tho children given medical ex
amination. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Gabbert and
two children of Portland spent the
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4TH GAME, 7-6
Pendleton Buckaroos Prove No-
mwtls of Hotly Contested
Game at Ukiah.
Heppner's Wheatland baseball
team had the Pendleton Buckaroos
beat 6-5 in the seventh inning of the
game played at Ukiah the morning
of the Fourth, but Pendleton came
through with two runs in their half
of the eighth to win the game 7-6
when it was called in order to start
the rodeo performance.
The Buckaroos are slated to play
here Sunday, with a return game
to be played there in a week.
For the first few innings Ronald
Gemmell, chucker for the champion
ship team from Helix who held
down the Pendleton mound, had
the Heppner boys looking foolish,
except for an occasional hit, which
assisted by bobbles of his team
mates let in an occasional run. In
the fourth inning Lowell Turner
clouted out a two-bagger that
scored two runners, and in the sev
enth Gordon Bucknum lined out a
drive to score two more, Gordon in
turn scoring on Woodward's sac
Woodward and Robertson com
posed the Heppner battery that
kept the Pendleton heavy artillery
from functioning without great dev
astating results at any one time,
the Pendleton runs coming not
more than two in any one inning.
Three Pendleton men were cut off
at home plate on occasion to stay
Turner held local batting honors
for the game with three clean blows
out of four times up. The Heppner
line-up was Robertson, catcher;
Woodward, pitcher; Turner, first;
Roy Gentry, second, Rohrer, Buck
num, third; Ferguson, short; Craw
ford, left field; R. Thomson, Cum
mings, center; H. Hayes, right.
McMurdo and Latourell
Enjoy Trip to Reno, Nev.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo and Chas. H.
Latourell spent the wek-end in Re
no, Nevada, leaving Heppner last
Thursday and returning home Tu
esday after participating in the
state trapshoot tournament there.
In a field of 75 shooters, fifteen of
whom are counted among the top
notch shots of the country, the lo
cal men broke into the upper
brackets with 190 and 192 respec
- TVje men feounted ttte 4tatance 002
miles over the route taken via
Bend, Lapine and Lakeview and re
ported a pleasant trip. They found
business conditions in Reno on a
parity wtih conditions generally.
The divorce business had apparent
ly been hit by the depression, and
while gambling houses were run
ning apace, mostly nickels and
dimes were in evidence.
W. O. Dix and daughter, Miss
Virginia, accompanied by Mrs. Lena
White and daughters Mary and
Frances, and Jos. J. Nys and fam
ily, accompanied by Mrs. Lena Snell
Shurte of Arlington, motored to
Blue Mountain Springs Sunday, re
maining over there for the 4th. Go
ing by way of Heppner-Spray road,
they made the trip in just a few
hours, finding this road good all
the way. Late on the evening of
the 4th they returned home over
the John Day highway through Ar
lington. WINS BUCKING HONORS.
Kenneth Depew, favorite bucka
roo son, won the bucking honors
at the annual Camas Prairie Cow
boy convention held at Ukiah July
3-4. Depew is well known here,
having won many honors at the
Heppner Rodeo at different times.
The Gilliland horses, also known
here, took most of the track events.
CELEBRATE AT BATTLE SIT.
Many Morrow county people spent
the Fourth at Battle Mountain park
on the Ukiah road, where a pro
gram and games were enjoyed un
der the sponsorship of several
lodges of the city. J. O. Turner, lo
cal attorney, delivered the address
of the day in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Pratt and
Mrs. Earl W. Gordon motored to
Salem for the week end, visiting
with relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
Pratt. Mr. Pratt, Sr., father of
Russell, has been ill for some time
and the first of this week under
went a major operation. While in
the valley the visitors gathered up
a goodly supply of loganberries and
raspberries for canning and pre
You will enjoy OVER THE HILL
with Mae Marsh in the leading role
at the Star Theater Sunday and
JULY SPECIALS on all spring
and summer merchandise. Curran
Redmond Many methods of com
batting noxious perennial weeds are
being followed by farmers in this
territory this year. Standard chlor
ate spray treatment is being used
in many Instances, but other "home
made" remedies are also In use,
such as flooding Canada thistle for
several days after cutting and
spreading straw of manure over
quack grass or white top to a depth
of one to two feet and then burning
it after It has remained there for
several months. Both these have
proved very successful, reports
County Agent Gus Haglund.
OPENING OF P WE
City Provides Water; Set
WATER TESTS PURE
Rumore of Contamination Shown
Unfounded by Report; Well Rig
Arrives and Site Chosen.
On word from the city council
Tuesday evening that water is now
available, the American Legion
plans to open its swimming tank at
the earliest possible moment Those
in charge believe the opening will
take place next Monday or Tues
day. Harold Buhman, who had
charge of the pool last year was
sent word at his home at Canby to
come at once. Some calking of the
tank and other improvements are
necessary, however, before the pool
can be opened.
Action on the swimming pool
was taken by the council in the face
of a popular demand which Is ex
pected .to grow as the hot season
progresses. The city dads guaran
teed that water would be provided
as long as the well and creek sup
plied a quantity sufficient for the
purpose over the absolute needs of
A discussion of the milk supply
of the city led the council to an
nounce that the ordinance regulat
ing milk peddling would be strictly
enforced. The ordinance provides
that in order to peddle milk within
the city limits, the peddler must
have a permit from the city. Re
quirements for securing a permit
call for certification that the cows
are free from tuberculosis and that
sanitary conditions of the dairy
comply with the regulations of the
state dairy and food commission.
It was brught to the council s at
tention that there was complaint
concerning the purity of he city
water, in answer to which, on re
ceipt of a report by the watennas
ter from the state board of health
the following morning, it was an
nounced that such rumors were
unfounded as the report showed
the water to be in "A" condition
and suitable for drinking. The wa-
termaster told the counciimen that
close check is kept on the water
and that whenever there is indica
tion of anything being wrong he
would immediatetly let the public
The drilling outfit of the R. J.
Strasser Co., who have the contract
for drilling a new well for the city,
came through town yesterday, and
the mayor and members of the '
council journeyed to the forks of
Willow creek and picked out the
site for the new well, about 100 feet
below the present artesian well.
Drilling was xpected to start im
mediately. VISITORS OVER FOURTH.
Rev. I. N. Hughes and wife of
Bellingham, Wash., accompanied
by the daughters of Mr. Hughes,
Mrs. Eva Newell of Medford, Ore
gon, and Mrs. Bertha Wilson of
Yelm, Wash., also his granddaugh
ters, Alma Hughes of Vancouver,
Wash, and Eleanor Wilson, made
up a party of autoists who were
visitors in this community over the
Fourth. Mr. Hughes is a brother
of Sam- Hughes of this city, and
time of visiting was divided be
tween the Hughes families in Heppj
ner and the family of Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Driskell at Eight Mile, Mrs.
Driskell being the daughter of Rev.
Hughes. The Driskell farm was the
scene of a happy reunion on the
4th, when Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson
Hughes and Mrs. Florence Paul
joined the visitors in spending the
day there. On Wednesday the par
ty departed for Portland, from
which place Mr. and Mrs. Hughes
return to their home at Bellingham.
Mr. Hughes greeted a number of
old time friends during his short
stay in Heppner.
EDWIN M. WILSON DIES.
Edwin M. Wilson, a middle-aged
resident of Irrigon, died at his home
there Sunday, July 3rd. He had
been a resident of that community
for the past four years, engaged In
small farming, poultry raising and
dairying. He s survived by his wife
and nine children, five of the young
er members of the family being
with their mother at Irrigon, and
the bereft family is reported in in
digent circumstances and doubtless
will have to be cared for by the
county for a time. There being
some doubt expressed on the part of
tne neighbors as to the cause of Mr.
Wilson's death, Coroner Case was
called and taking charge of the re
mains they were brought to the
Case Mortuary where an autopsy
was held by a local physician, re
vealing tuberculosis, from which
Mr. Wilson had doubtless been a
sufferer for more than a year past,
one lung being entirely wasted
away by the disease. The cause of
death was therefore given as tuber
culosis. Burial was at Irrigon Tues
day in charge of Case Mortuary.
Miss Helen Curran went to Walla
Walla yesterday to do nursing for
J. A. Laher, Injured recently in an
automobile accident, whom she at
tended whilo he was confined to
the hospital here.