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Volume 49, Number 20.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 28, 1932
Subscription $2.00 a Year
RODEO GETS BACKING
OF BUSINESS HOUSES
Plans Laid for Show at
Good Meeting Held
Dates Not Yet Set; Big Cut In Cost
Planned; Admission Charge Ex
pected to be Reduced.
Plans lfor the eleventh, annua
Heppner Rodeo were laid at a meet
ing at Elks' club last night. Repre
sentatives from about twenty busi
ness houses were present, and pre
liminary committees were appoint
ed. Although there was some dif
ference of opinion as to the advis
ability of holding the show this
year, after a thorough discussion
the group voted almost unanimous
ly for its continuance. D. A. Wil
son who, with Gene Ferguson had
interviewed all the business men
of the city during the day, presided.
C. W. McNamer, president of the
Rodeo association, and L. L. Gil
Ham, secretary, gave those present
figures of cost of previous shows,
and pointed out that it would be
possible to cut the cost materially
without effecting the quality of the
show. It was the expression of
most of the group that as little
money as possible be sent out of
town, and that local county people
be given preference throughout.
The matter of date was left with
the Rodeo association, it being sug
gested that the first week in Sep
tember, the week before the Pen
dleton Round-Up, be chosen thiB
year. It has always been customary
to hold the Heppner show the week
following the Round-Up, but this
year those dates are taken by the
national Legion convention in Port
land, and it was thought inadvis
able either to conflict with the con
vention, or to try to hold the show
the following week, because of the
danger of running into cold weath
er. The Pendleton and Heppner as
sociations have always cooperated
in the use of equipment, and it is
hoped that similar arrangements
can be made this year.
Officers and members of the as
sociation were reelected as follows:
C. W. McNamer, president; Her
bert French, vice-president; L. L.
Gilliam, secretary; J. J. Nys, treas
urer; Chas. Latourell and Bill Kil
kenny, directors. A general com
mittee, consisting of W. E. Moore,
L. E. Bisbee, D. A. Wilson and P.
W. Mahoney, was appointed to take
care of the appointment of the va
rious ' administration committees
and to act with the association of
ficers in taking care of the detail
Other conVmlttees appointed were
parade, C. W. Smith, chairman, Pat
Mollahan, John Anglin, Bert Kane,
Vinton Howell, D. T. Goodman and
R. B. Ferguson; finance, Al Ran
kin, chairman, Chas. Thomson, Earl
Gordon, J. D. Cash, Gay M. Ander
son and E. G. Noble; decoration,
John Hiatt, chairman, Art McAtee,
Paul Marble, Leonard Schwarz, Art
Blbby and Gene Ferguson; adver
tising, Jap Crawford, chairman,
Mary Merrill, W. L. Blakely and
Henry Aiken. Committees for the
administrative detail work will be
There will be no carnival for this
year's show, it was decided, but W.
W. Smead was authorized to make
arrangements for one or two rides
for the kiddles and he will attempt
to secure a merry-go-round and
ferris wheel or similar attraction.
Mr. Smead was also appointed to
handle concessions, which were to
be limited to local people.
A decided cut was suggested In
the "admission charges for this year
and this matetr was left in the
hands of the association officers. As
was done last year the business
houses will do their own decorating,
reserving the money customarily
expended with outside decorators
to help defray the reliminary ex
penses of the show.
CANNING CLUB PLANNED.
Al girls over 12 interested in be
coming members of a 4-H canning
club, are asked to meet in the of
fice of Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, coun
ty superintendent, on Monday next
at 3:00 p. m.
Dan Stalter came in from the
Greenhorn mines of Heppner Min
ing company Monday evening, hav-
lng received word Sunday of the
very serious Illness of his old-time
friend, David McCullough, and he
remained over for the funeral on
Monte Hedwull, who has held the
position of butter maker in Morrow
County creamery here for several
years past, has accepted a similar
position with a creamery at Burns
and will take up his work there the
first of August.
A Glenn Smith, representing the
Federal Land bank of Spokane as
publicity-advertising manager, was
a visitor hero on Wednesday look
ing after interests in this section
for the bank.
Chns. Darnlelo, proprietor of the
Arlington hotel at Arlington, spent
a few hours in Heppner Monday.
Lamport cherries for sale, 2c per
lb. Pick them yourself. Eph Es
kelson, Heppner, Ore, 19-20p
JOHN B. CAS0N
CALLED TO REST
Son of Early Pioneers, Came to
Morrow County More Than
Sixty Years Ago,
Following an illnes of more than
two years' duration, during which
he had suffered greatly, John B.
Canon was called to his final rest
at the family residence in Heppner
at 8 o clock Monday morning. Fu
neral arrangements, In charge of
Case Mortuary, were held at the
funeral chapel this morning at 10:
30. Joel R. Benton of the Christian
church was officiating minister and
interment followed in Masonic cem
etery. Many friends and relatives
gathered to pay respects to a pion
eer of this community, and the flor
al offerings were profuse and beau
tiful. John Benton Cason, sop of early
Oregon pioneers, was born Dec. 28,
1865, near Oregon City and died at
Heppner July 26, 1932, at the age of
66 years, 6 months and 28 days.
When but 2 years of age he was
brought to what is now Morrow
county by his parents, and his en
tire life has been lived in this sec
tion, the past 18 years at Heppner.
Mr. Cason's mother was a survivor
of the Whitman massacre.
August 19, 1895, Mr. Cason was
united in marriage to Ada Temple-
ton at Spray, and to this union
nine children were born, eight of
whom are now living. Those who
survive are the mother, Mrs. Ada
Cason, Heppner; the daughters,
Mrs. Wm. Kirk, Tacoma, Wash.;
Mrs. Milton Spurlock, Mrs. Paul
Aiken, Mrs. Vernon Prock, Alyce,
Gladys and Patricia Cason of Hepp
ner, and a son, Carl, of Pendleton;
one sister, Mrs. Aaron Templeton,
Spray, and a brother,- Walter Cason
of Yakima. Mr. Cason was a mem
ber of the Knights of Pythias for
Met With Legion Home
Products Display Head
Chas. W. Smith, county agent.
and Mrs. W. P. Mahoney of the
Woolgrowers Auxiliary were in
Pendleton Tuesday where they met
with S. T. White, chairman of the
American Legion Oregon Products
committee, members of a like com
mittee of Umatilla county and
County Agent Walter Holt, in the
office of the latter. The purpose of
the meeting was to hear outlined
by Mr. White the plans which the
American Legion of the state has
for advertising and serving high
quality Oregon products in every
hotel, restaurant and chamber of
commerce in the state during the
month of September.
The program calls for quite an
elaborate advertising campaign
which will embrace all of the high
class productions of the state and
especially features each locality
and its specialties. Attractively
printed menu cards are being pre
pared and these will not only be
used by the hotels and restaurants
of the local communities, but will
appear in the diners on the trains
of the Union Pacific and Southern
Pacific railroads, east, west and
south. The committo expects to
put Oregon products thoroughly on
the minds of all visitors here during
the Olympic games and the nation
al convention of the Legion. Money
for this advertising is being raised
among the various groups of pro
HUSTON CAB DAMAGED.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Huston mo
tored to Portland Saturday night
for a short visit at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Taylor. Deciding
to come home Sunday night, they
were making good headway until
near Hood River, when trouble ov
ertook them. Passing a string of
cars, busses, trucks and oil tanks
with trailers at about 1:00 o'clock
Monday morning, Mr. Huston had
become a little confused and some
what blinded by the continued glare
of headlights and strayed a little
too far to the edge of the pave
ment on his side of the highway
and veered into a bank of rocks.
The right front wheel, front fen
der and front axle received the im
pact and will each have to be re
placed. The damage was not so
bad, however, as to prevent travel
and they made it into Hood River
where repairs were made that al
lowed them to get on home, reach
ing here shortly after one p. m.
The accident happened about
three miles west of Hood River, and
while the car' was quite severely
jammed, the occupants escaped un
hurt. ATTEND COMPANY PICNIC.
The local MacMarr store was ful
ly represented Sunday at the big
picnic at Bingham springs of the
combined Safeway, MacMarr and
Pay-N-Takit stores-of the Walla
Walla district. Mr. and Mrs. John
Anglin and daughter Rachel and
Mr. and Mrs, Harlan Devin and son
Glen were In attendance, and Mr.
Anglin reports a very enjoyable
time. Between 200 and 300 people
were present, this Including a few
outsiders. Many sports of various
kinds were indulged In and there
was an Interesting game of ball be
tween the grocery pushers and the
meat whackers, the former winning
by a couple of runs. A big picnic
dinner was a prominent feature
with sandwiches, fried chicken, sal
ads, cakes, ice cream, pop, water
melon, etc., making up a menu that
satisfied all present completely.
Try a Gazette Times Want Ad.
MRS. HARRY DUVALL.
Mrs. Lillie Hathaway, accompan
ied by her son and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Hathaway of Eugene,
were here Saturday calling on
friends and looking after property
Mrs. Frank Gentry of Portland
visited a few days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Munkers.
Mrs. Sylvanus Wright spent sev
eral days this week in Portland
with her daughter, Mrs. Glen Gale.
A. M. Markham of Freewater,
former Morrow county rancher,
was in town a while Monday on
Erma Lane is visiting Jessie
French in Heppner this week.
Several Lexington folks visited
the swimming tank in Heppner
Sunday fternoon. Among those
going up were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Hunt and Louise, Mrs. Ralph Jack
son, Kenneth and Marcella, Vernon
Scott, Winford Duvall and Wayne
McMillan, and the Misses Helen
Valentine, Ruth Dinges, Gwen Ev
ans, Peggy Warner, Eula McMillan
and Mae Gentry.
Dona Barnett has recently re
ceived her commission as notary
public for four years, having been
appointed by Governor Julius L.
The Girls' Sunshine club met last
Thursday afternoon with Naomi
McMillan. Dainty refreshments
were served at the close of the
The state highway crew was busy
Monday putting the oil and gravel
on the highway through town. They
expect to have the road completed
to lone by the last of this week.
Several families are camped here
in town along Willow creek while
their men folks are employed with
the highway crew.
Mayor T. L. Bamett had some of
the grass and weeds removed from
our streets Monday by an unem
ployed man, passing through town.
Shopping in Pendleton last Thurs
day were Mrs. Lester White, Wil
ma Leach and Dallas Ward.
Tom McDaniel has gone over to
Pendelton to stay for a while. He
is stopping at Charley Barnett's
M,rs. C. Z. Haskins spent three
weeks visiting here with her son,
A. M. Edwards and family. Anoth
er son, John Edwards, came a few
days ago from Washtucna, Wash.,
and took Mrs. Haskins home with
Mr. and Mrs. Lester White, Wil
ma Leach and Dallas Ward spent
a very enjoyable week end camp
ing in the mountains.
Dinner guests Sunday evening at
the ranch home of Mrs. Minnie
Leach McMillan were Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Barnett, Mrs. Trannie Parker
and Dona Barnett.
Several of the farmers have com
pleted their harvesting, among
them being Mrs. Sarah White, Har
ry Schriever and George White.
Little Miss Marjorie Jane Graves,
6 1,4 lbs, born Tuesday July 19, to
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves.
B. S. Clark of Gresham was shak
ing hands with friends here the
last of the week. He is up on bus
iness connected with his wheat
ranch north of town.
John Harbke and Donald Brooks
were business, visitors in Boardman
Mrs. Maude Pomeroy and chil
dren are visiting this week with
Grandma McMillan. Friends will
be interested to know that Grand
ma is enjoying very good health
now. The two cancers on her face
have healed entirely, leaving only
small scars. They were treated
this spring with radium by a cancer
specialist in Portland.
Mrs. Ed Burchell and daughter
Grace arrived home Monday eve
ning from Hood River, where they
have been for the past two Weeks.
Grace was convalescing in the
Hood River hospital following an
operation for appendicitis and Mrs.
Burchell was helping to care for
Holly Rebekah lodge No. 139 held
their installation of officers Tues
day evening of last week with Merle
Carmichael as installing officer.
The installed were: Ola Ward, N.
G.; Edna Hunt, V. G.; Eva Lane,
sec; Cora Warner, treas.; Edith
Miller, warden; Ada Eskelson, con
ductor; Lou Broadley, chaplain;
Merle Carmichael, R. S. N. G.;
Mary Hunt, L. S. N. G.; Laura Scott,
K. S. V. G.; Helen Nichols, L. S. V.
G.; Bertha Dinges, I. G.; Mary Mc
Murty, O. G., and Dona Barnett,
musician. Refreshments of ice
cream and wafers were served af
ter the Installation.
What might have been a very
serious accident happened one af
ternoon last week. A tourist car
containing a man, woman and
child was coming down into town
when a front wheel went off. It
rolled at a high rate of speed into
the front yard of John McMillan's
place. The car stopped suddenly
but no one was hurt. It was soon
repaired at the local garage and tho
strangers wont on the way.
Mrs. Emma Breshears had the
American flag displayed Tuesday
by order of the president. It was
Post Office Day, honoring Benjamin
Franklin, who was first post oiilce
general of the United States.
Last Friday night Peggy War
ner, Mae Gentry, Krma Lane, Ruth
Dinges and Gwen Evans went on a
long hike out of town. They fin
ished up with a wiener roast at
the Dinges dam.
Mr. Stutts, Insurance adjuster,
was calling o Elmer Hunt Friday
In regard to the small damage in
their recent fire.
Ernest Fredrickson came up
from Salem Monday and will be
employed in the lone warehouse.
Mrs. Maude Pointer came with him
Family Reunion and Surprise Par
ty Held In Honor of Pioneers;
Married in 1882 at Albany.
While they had not forgotten that
Friday, July 22nd, was the date of
their wedding, and that this year
1932 marked their golden wedding
anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Miller were not prepared for the
gathering of some 50 relatives and
friends at their home in this city
Friday evening, and when the com
pany came in on them they were
about taken off theii feet by sur
prise. All arrangements had been
made by members of the family
and friends, the company first gath
ering at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Eph Eskelson and marching to the
Miller home, taking with them re
freshments of cake and ice cream
which were partaken of after an
hour or two of games and social in
tercourse. The event was very
pleasing to Mr. and Mrs. Miller and
they were especially gratified at be
ing remebered by a suitable gift,
presented on behalf of the visitors
assembled, by Joel R. Benton.
The uninvited guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Miller present were: Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Huston, Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Eph Es
kelson, Mr. and Mrs. Vawter Craw
ford, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Par
ker, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harding,
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Conder, Mr. and
Mrs. C. N. Jones, Mri and Mrs. Ar
thur Gemmell, Mrs. Carrie Vaughn,
Mrs. Frank Shlvely, Mrs. W. G. Mc
carty, Mrs. Jeff Jones, Mrs. Emma
Gemmell, Mrs. Martha Wright, Mrs.
G. W. Thompson, Mrs. Emmett Ay
ers, Mrs. Jas. Furlong, Mrs. Leona
Huston, Mrs. Sarah Parker, Mrs.
Chas. Barlow, Messrs. Will Benton,
Spencer Akers, Bert Gay, Claude
Cox, Ralph Benton, Dick Benton,
Robert Jones, Donald Jones, Paul
Jones, Kenneth Jones, Marcel Jones,
Floyd Jones, Misses Ruth Benton,
Nancy Cox, Vallis Jones, Edna
Jones, Katherine Parker, Lucille
Barlow, Lona Mae and Lois Jean
Jones, Vada June, Helen, Eldon
and Edward Gemmell.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Miller
were married on July 22nd, 1882, at
Albany, Oregon, Mrs. Miller's maid
en name being Luella Farwell. They
came to Morrow county 25 years
ago and for the greater part of this
time have made their home in
Heppner where Mr. iSiHer baa en
gaged in the draying and transfer
business, being now associated with
his grandson, Robert Jones, in con
ducting Heppner Transfer Com
pany. Before coming to Heppner,
he was for many years with the
Southern Pacific railroad, filling the
position of depot agent and freight
agent and gaining much experience
in this line of work before retiring
from the game. Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ler enjoy a large circle of friends
in Heppner, who are wishing for
them many happy returns of their
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Miller
are Mrs. C. R. Nokes of Albany and
Mrs. C. N. Jones of Heppner. Mrs.
Chas. Huston of Eight Mile is a
daughter of Mr. Miller, and Mrs.
Emmett Jones, whose children,
Robert, Edna, Donald and Kenneth,
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have raised, is
a deceased daughter.
Still another event of the anni
versary, which also came as a com
plete surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Mil
ler, was a family reunion arranged
by the children and taking place
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Nokes
arrived early Sunday forenoon
from Albany, and other members
of the family with their children
gathered at the Miller home, where
it was made known to Grandpa and
Grandma that they were to be
guests of another party, to be held
In their honor at Hamilton ranch
on the head of Rhea creek. At
about 10:30, all having arrived, cars
were headed for the cool mountain
retreat where a picnic dinner was
enjoyed and several hours spent.
Pictures were taken of the entire
group, and will be preserved as me
mentos of an event never to be for
gotten in the lives of those attend
ing. At this reunion were present, be
sides Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Nokes of Albany, Mr.
and Mrs. C. N. Jones and family,
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Huston and
grandson, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hus
ton and children, Mrs. Leona Hus
ton, and Robert, Edna, Donald and
for a visit with her brother, Orvllle
Cutsforth and family.
Guests at the Harry Schriever
home Monday were Mrs. Henry
Klages of Hermiston and Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Huff and son Edwin
of Hood River.
While Marlon Palmer waa har
vesting at the Ted McMillan ranch,
some one came Into the field one
night and stole a large number of
tools and machine oil from his com
bine. The robbery was valued at
Mrs. C. E. Danlelson and Betty
Kenny of Ellensburg, Wash., are
here visiting friends. Mrs. Daniel
son came after her daughter, Del
ma Miller. Dclma has been spend
ing the summr with her father, Ed
Miller. She had Just returned from
Salem where she visited with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E, S.
Orville Eskelson, Jr., is here from
Portland working for his uncle, R.
Mrs. Mary Phillips Is a guest at
the R. B. Wilcox home. She came
up from Portland to look after the
sale of her wheat.
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
The Past Grand club met Friday
at the home of Mrs. Ella Davidson
for their regular meeting. Those
present were Mrs. Alice McNab,
Mrs. Charles Jewell, Mrs. J. E.
Swanson, Mrs. C. W. Swanson, Mrs.
Frank Lundell, Mrs. E. R. Lundell,
Mrs. J. W. Howk, Miss Norma
Swanson, Mrs. Cleo Drake, Mrs. E.
C. Heliker, Mrs. Lee Howell, Mrs.
J. P. Louy, Mrs. Blaine Blackwell
and Mrs. John Glasscock. Refresh
ments of lemon chiffon pie and
punch were served.
Mrs. Charles Jewell and children,
Louis and Billy, of Pasco, Wash.,
are visiting at the home of Mrs.
Jewell's mother, Mrs. Alice McNab.
Mrs. Perry Barthelmay and two
little sons returned home Sunday
after a visit with her parents, Mr,
and Mrs. M. R. Morgan. She was
accompanied home by her cousins,
Mildred and Helen Lundell, who
will visit for a while.
Mrs. Ella Davidson, who has been
confined to her bed, suffering from
an abscess in her ear, is somewhat
improved, but not yet able to be up.
State Policeman McMahon, in a
visit to this section Tuesday, re
ported that thirty-five hundred
grain bags were stolen from a ware
house at Mikalo Sunday night.
Dean Ekleberry of Morgan has
been awarded the contract to trans
port nine high school children from
that district to the high school at
lone for the coming school term.
He is to be paid ninety dollars per
Mr. and Mrs. George Kitching of
Morgan had as their week-end
guests, Mrs. Kitching's brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Herrington and her mother, Mrs.
Rose Lovell, all of Portland, and
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Hathaway of
Eugene. Mr. Hathaway, who is
proprietor of the Hathaway Motor
company in Eugene, was here look
ing after his wheat land and ar
ranging for a lease on It.
J. E. Montgomery of Portland,
another of Morrow county's absen
tee landlords, was a visitor here
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Gabbert of
Portland are spending a vacation
in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mrs. Gabbert is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dwight Misner, and a fre
quent visitor here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hatch were
Thursday evening dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin at their
H. D. McCurdy of Gooseberry
was in town this week, sporting a
new International truck. , .
Miss H. C. Lee of Vancouver,
Wash., was a week-end guest at the
home of her friend, Mrs. Carl F.
Feldman. The ladies are life long
friends. Upon Miss Lee's departure
Monday she was accompanied by
Mrs. J. J. Schumacher of Sunnq
vale, Calif., who has been a visitor
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Feldman, and Miss Katheryn Feld
man. Miss Feldman plans to spend
the remainder of the summer and
the winter with her uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lee Schumacher.
Mr. Schumacher is an instructor in
the high school at San Jose, and
Miss Feldman will enroll in the
Teachers College at that place. She
has been very active socially, and
will be greatly missed by her
friends here. I
A prowler was discovered in the
J. E. Swanson home Thursday
night when Mrs. Elmo McMillan
was wakened to find some one in
the house. At that moment a son,
Norman Swanson, returned home
in the car, and the noise of his ar
rival frightened the intruder away.
The presence of a prowler was sus
pected in two other places the same
The dance given by the American
Legion Saturday night was well at
tended; part of the crowd consisted
of a truck load of twenty girls who
drove down from Heppner.
Mrs. Bert Mason and son Junior
returned Friday from a business
trip to Portland.
H. E. Cool, Willow creek farmer
who was so seriously injured three
weeks ago when he missed the lad
der and stepped off a sixteen-foot
hay stack on his ranch, is still in
the hospital at Heppner. His back
Is seriously injured, and it is feared
he will not be able to leave the hos
pital for several weeks.
C. L. Squires of Portland, who
owns considerable land north of
lone farmed by Dwight Misner, was
a business visitor in lone Monday,
Investigating the wheat market.
Mr. Squires firmly believes wheat
prices are due to advance.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pierce and
two children of Modesto, Calif., and
Mrs. Ralph Miller and little son of
Eugene, are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Chrlstopherson,
the parents of the ladies.
lone and Morgan people who en
joyed the swimming at the Colum
bia river Sunday were Mr. and Mrs.
H. S. Hatch and children, Mr. and
Mrs. Werner Rietmann, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Smith, Miss Mabel
Smith, Miss Bonnio Smith, Leo
Lieuallen, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ber
gevin and children, Mrs. H. E. Cool
and daughter Opal, Miss Harriet
Heliker, J. Y. Gibson and sons Wal
ter and Ralph.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund W. Bris
tow and children who have been
spending their vacation here, de
parted Sunday for their home in
Baker. E. J. Brlstow drove them
as far as Echo.
Miss Helen Grabll is In Baker,
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Earl
After spending Friday night with
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rankin at
Hermiston, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Heliker made a week-end trip to
Cove, to see Mrs. Hellker's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. L..Zink. Mrs. Zink
Native of Ireland, Died at His
Home Here Sunday Evening;
In County 44 Years.
David McCullough, aged 67, died
at his home in thi3 city Sunday
evening after a lingering illness of
several months duration, suffering
from heart trouble and dropsy. Fu
neral services were held from the
Christian church Wednesday after
noon, Joel R. Benton, pastor of the
church, officiating. Interment was
in Masonic cemetery and funeral
arrangements in charge of Phelps
Funeral Home. The services were
attended by many friends of the
deceased, who had known him for
David McCullough was born in
Belfast, Ireland, where he lived as
a young man, and he came to Mor
row county in the late summer of
1888, living for many years on the
ranch of McCullough brothers at
the forks of Willow creek, and then
making his home in Heppner for
the past 16 or 17 years. He was
Surviving relatives of Mr. Mc
Cullough are four brothers and two
sisters: Samuel and Robert of
Heppner, Thomas and William of
New Zealand and Australia; Mrs.
Sarah Hulburt of Alko, Nevada, and
Mrs. Maggie Mercer of Belfast, Ire
land; also one nephew, Paul Hisler,
and one niece, Mrs. Ambrose Cha
pin who reside in Heppner.
Arco Wheat Being Tried
In Alpine - Echo Section
From Echo News we learn that
Arco wheat, a new variety for eith
er fall or spring planting, is being
produced this year by Albert Bow
ker, in the Alpine section west of
Echo. This grain was developed
by the Moro experiment station
and is claimed to yield better than
turkey red, to be drought, resistant
and to contain more protein than
other wheats. Bowker is the only
grower who is bringing the new
wheat to Echo. He raised about
800 sacks of Arco this year.
A number of other Morrow coun
ty wheat growers have tried this
new wheat this season, and so far
reports reaching this paper, the ex
periment is not satisfactory, the
wheat yielding quite well but fall
ing short in weight. This is owing,
no doubt, to the heat wave over the
county Just when the grain needed
MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS GOOD.
D. B. Stalter, president of Hepp
ner Mining company, in from the
mines this week, reports range con
ditions in the high mountains as
excellent this year, with weather
ideal. Mr. Stalter was brought to
Heppner by a friend residing near
the mine and on reaching John Day
they spent a few hours while re
pairs were being made to the car,
leaving there at 3 p. m., they came
on to Heppner by way of Heppner-
Spray road, which is now in fine
condition for travel with the ex
ception of the six or seven miles of
Rock creek section. Like all oth
ers who travel this road now, Mr.
Stalter Is a booster for this direct
route to the Interior and thinks it
will mean a lot to Heppner in trade
and tourist travel when finally com
At the residence of Henry S.
Taylor in this city, at 8:30 Saturday
evening, July 23, occurred the mar
riage of M. C. Martin to Ruth Aura
Petteys, Rev. Glen P. White, pas
tor of the Methodist church, officiat
ing. The ceremony was performed
in the presence of a few invited
friends of the contracting parties,
and was followed by refreshments
of ice cream and cake. Mr. Martin
for a number of years was employ
ed by the county, running the cat
erpillar engine on the crew of H. S.
Taylor. Mrs. Martin has been a res
ident of Heppner for a few months,
coming here with her children from
lone. Mr. Martin has rented a farm
on upper Rhea creek and following
a short honeymoon trip, they will
take up their residence there.
The Gazette Times' Printing Ser
vice is complete. Try It
returned with them and went on
to Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Heliker
brought some of the famous cher
ries home from Cove with them.
Mrs. Cecil Sargent and children
arrived from Salem Saturday and
joined Mr. Sargent who is harvest
ing the wheat on the Ruhley place
south of lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Ora Barlow and
children spent the week end visit
ing Mr. Barlow's brother, Carl, and
his sister, Mrs. Grant Olden. Mr.
Barlow is manager of the co-operative
cannery at Hermiston, and
states that the season for canning
string beans is now on. In one day
they canned 900 cans of beans. They
also can considerable meat for
those who butcher and are unable
to keep the meat otherwise. The
cannery makes a small charge for
cans and labor, and is well patron
ized. Mrs. Ross Perry was taken to the
hospital at Heppner this week, suf
fering from Brlght's disease.
The American Legion Auxiliary
held election of ollicers Tuesday.
The officers-elect are: President,
Elaine Rietmann; first vice-president,
Bernice Blackwell; second
vice-president, Thelma Corley; sec-rotary-treasurer,
chaplain, Snowda Blake; sargeant-at-aims,
Mrs, John Grimes; histor
ian, Amy Sperry,
S TALK DLEO
AT MONDAY MEET
Speakers Stress Need of
Support for Dairy
NOT HANDLED HERE
Dairy Industry of Great Import
ance to State, Needs Protection
From Substitutes, Claimed.
Although the men who were to'
present the program at the Lions
meeting Monday noon failed to
show up, an interesting discussion
of the scheduled topic was had -under
the direction of S. E. Notson,
program chairman. Oleomargar
ine, so far as members of the club
are concerned, is not worthy of con
sideration as a substitute for but
ter, and many facts concerning the
dairy industry were brought out by
It waa pointed out that while
thousands of persons In the state
depend for their living upon the
production of dairy products, of
which butter is the principal one,
the oleomargarine business em
ploys in this state less than a score
of persons; and that while mil
lions in money is invested in the
dairy industry, thousands only are
tied up in oleo production.
While it was pointed out by one
speaker that the sale of oleomargar
ine was greater to producers of but
terfat than to anyone else, yet that
was due largely to the fact that
shortage of money with the dairy
man made it necessary for him to
save on his cash purchases where
ever possible, and that oleo sold for
much less than butter. This was
given as an argument in favor of
taking action to improve the con
dition of the dairy farmer by mak
ing it possible for him to sell his
product at a price which would give
him a profit.
It was stated that oleo is not be
ing sold in Heppner at this time,
and so long as the price of butter
remains somewhere near that of
the substitute, there would be no
demand for oleo.
Better Butter Price
Brings New Wealth
Here's a C. O. D. story (Cut Out
Depression) which just missed the
headlines on page one, says the Or
egon Dairy Council. This story does
not lack news interest, local import
ance or popular appeal. It is just
too important to be displayed like
a back suspender button.
If Henry of Detroit established
a factory in this state with an an
nual payroll of almost three-quarters
of a million dollars, the story
would grab the headlines. If the
lumber industry of the state re
ceived a new order for lumber for
Chinese chop-sticks, again a set-up
on page one. If some lucky, grub
staked miner stumbled onto a rich
ledge of ore, anywhere in Oregon,
it would be featured on page one.
If taxes were reduced two thousand
dollars a day in this state right
now, well, page one would be plas
tered and so would some tax-payers.
In good news stories the "lead"
paragraph is supposed to catch
your interest This one has, good
or bad, or you wouldn't be reading
the third one, so here's the story.
In most parts of this state butter
advanced two cents a pound in
price this week. It rose all along
the Pacific Coast. What of it, you
say? That fact is more important
to Oregon than all Detroit's auto
mobiles and all the miners in Ore
gon. This slight rise in price, so small
that you didn't notice it when you
bought this important food at your
grocers has turned loose over an
extra two thousand dollars a day of
new wealth in Oregon. That is over
$60,000 a month and almost three
quarters of a million dollars a year
in extra pay-roll to the dairy farm
ers of the state.
These dairy farmers are your
customers and ours. They buy your
cars, your lumber and our paper.
Part of that two thousand dollar
daily pay-roll is being spent In this
city today. It is new wealth which
goes to everyone.
This story missed making the
headlines because it is only about
butter and everyone knows all
about butter but a couple of "buts."
But , for butter over 50,000 Oregon
farmers would be almost without
income. But for butter the business
of this city would be in a most ser
ious financial condition. May we
say that butter spreads prosperity
The oiling crew of the state high
way department has completed the
work of putting on the non-skid
covering from Heppner to lone and
is moving out to other wrk. The
crew, consisting of about eighty
men, many of whom had their fam
ilies with them, has been camped at
Heppner, Lexington and lone for a
few days and it has seemed rather
Judge Calvin Swcek is over from
Pendleton today to attend to some
matters in circuit court. Attorney
Mclntyre of Pendleton accompan
ied Judge Swe-ek.
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