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Volume 49, Number 21.
SET FDR NEXT WEEK
Federal Land Bank Prop
erty to be Placed on
4 FARMS IN COUNTY
Sales to be Held in Heppner, Con
don and Stanfleld; Board man
Gilliam, Morrow and Umatilla
county farms in Oregon, held by
the Federal Land bank of Spokane,
will be offered the public in a sales
campaign at "rock bottom" prices
beginning next Monday, according
to W. B. Hinkle, field supervisor.
Three sectional land sales will be
held in centrally, located points
where a temporary office with
trained fleldmen, will be main
tained. "A variety of wheat, stock graz
ing and irrigated diversified farms,
some among the best in Oregon, will
be up for sale, with every farm re
flecting real value under present de
flated valuations," Mr. Hinkle said.
"Around Condon, there are seven
or eight combination hay and stock
ranches partly irrigatetd ranging
from 100 up to 2000 acres, the bal
ance are straight wheat tracts, prac
tically all adapted to tractor power
having a firm quality soil. The dis
trict hs a fine sandy loam soil of
volcanic ash origin."
Victor G. Peterson, fleldman,
mentioned four tracts around Hepp
ner, which were among the best
wheat ranches in Morrow county.
"They were well watered and gen
erally well improved with good
buildings," he said. The sizes were
320, 780, 800 and 1240 acres respect
ively with investments ranging
from $6500 to $12,000.
"At Stanfleld, where the sale will
be held last, there are about 14 ir
rigated places, with a like number
at Hermiston and Boardman near
by, both being handled from the
Stanfleld temporary office as well,"
according to F. A. Baker, national
farm loan association secretary.
There are also some wheat, alfalfa,
and grazing grounds in this area.
The schedule for the campaign
as announced by A. Glenn Smith,
advertising and publicity manager,
is: Condon area, August 8 to 11, at
the office of Spokane Bank Direc
tor D. N. McKay, phone 542, Court
House, Condon ; Heppner area, Aug
ust 12 to 13, at the office of Secre
tary P. W. Mahoney, phone 833,
First National Bank Bldg., Hepp
ner; Stanfleld area, August 15 to 20,
at the office of Secretary F. A. Ba
ker, Bank Building, Stanfleld.
Besides Hinkle,. Peterson and
Smith, the National Farm Loan
secretary in each sales town expects
to assist with his detailed know
ledge of the district However, Mr.
McKay intends to be on hand at
each sale to personally help Inquir
ers select the farms most suitable to
their needs, for inspection.
H. L. DeLaney, assistant to Ward
K. Newcomb, head of the land de
partment, will direct the campaign
from the Spokane office. "The Fed
eral Land bank is interested in get
ting hard working, ambitious, finan
cially able type of farmer on their
farm-holdings, under conditions
they may work out under," Mr. De
Laney emphasized. "And I firmly
believe that to strain ones credit
and asume obligations In buying
land under present low prices, la
exercising 'keen' business judg
ment. With 10 per cent down pay
ment to reduce the 6 interest
charge on the principal and enough
operating expense to start the farm
producing, our 10 to 15 years pay
ment conditions should give one a
good chance to gradually acquire
title to a farm home and, In four
or five years, an estate."
Delegates to the 1932 state con
vention of the American Legion
were elected at the meeting of
Heppner post Monday evening. Paul
L. Marble, post commander, W. E.
Moore, vice-commander, and Harry
Tamblyn, adjutant, were chosen as
delegates, and Chas. W. Smith, C. J.
D. Bauman and Spencer Crawford
were named as alternates. The
state convention will be held In
Portland In September just prior
to the national convention, and In
stead of the usual three-day session
the meeting this year will take but
two days, The post adjutant was
Instructed to send out notions of
the annual post election to be held
Monday, August 15.
LAMBS SHIPPED TODAY.
Thompson & McNamer are load
ing out six or seven cars of lambs
from the local yards today.' These
sheep will go to the market at Om
aha, where Messrs. Thompson &
McNamer recently disposed of a
shipment at fair returns.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our neighbors
and friends who so kindly assisted
us in every way in our bereave
ment and for the beautiful floral
THE CASON FAMILY.
Sidney S. George, field man for
the State Industrial Accident com
mission passed through this city
Wednesday on his way to Ontario,
and called on Heppner friends,
SEPTEMBER 2 AND 3
PICKED FOR RODEO
Committee Decides on Two-Day
Show; Bound-Up Stock From. '
ised; Committees Busy.
September 2nd and .3rd, Friday
and Saturday, have been chosen as
the days for the 1932 Heppner Ro
deo, acording to annonuncement by
the association today. This action
was taken following the meeting
last week when It was decided to
hold the Rodeo again this year.
Committees were appointed at that
meeting and officers elected, and
these are now busy working out the
preliminaries and preparing the
program, which it is hoped to have
ready by next issue.
While there will not e an at
tempt to make the show this year
an elaborate affair, It is proposed to
have two days of snappy entertain
ment The committee ;ln charge
states that starting Thursday eve
ning there will be a big dance, and
this will feature both Friday and
Saturday evenings, also, with the
best of music.
At the arena there is promise of
plenty of good entertainment, and
some seven or eight of the Round
Up outlaws will be In the ring for
the bucking contest, in exchange
for some of the Rodeo's best buck
ing talent. Other stock will be
gathered for the different events,
and we are informed there are to
be many features of a local nature
added so that no lack of good,
wholesome entertainment for the
two days will be on the program.
The various committees are
meeting with hearty cooperation in
their work so far, all of which gives
promise of a fine show for Septem
ber 2nd and 3rd.
Wheat Crop Varies; More
Dried Prunes Is Forecast
A lighter wheat crop In China,
particularly in the north China
area, and a slightly larger one In
Japan Is estimated at present ac
cording to latest government cable
dispatches from the orient received
by the market division of the Ore
gon State college extension service.
This country normally exports
much more wheat and flour to Chi
na than to Japan. Meanwhile esti
mates of domestic production are
for a much smaller winter wheat
crop than last year but a larger
spring wheat crop, judging from
The Pacific coast dried prune
crop this year will be about 35,000
tons more than a year ago but about
57,000 tons below that of two years
ago, according to latest government
estimates as of July 1 which show
a prospective crop of 239,000 tons
this season. The California crop is
expected to be much larger than
last year, though that of Oregon
and Washington, consisting mostly
of the Italian prunes, is estimated
at only 20,300 tons this year com
pared with 29,750 tons a year ago.
The rise in hog prices amounting
to $2 from late in May to early in
July has been front-page news
throughout the country. Examina
tion of figures for past years re
veals that a rise of that amount is
not far out of line for the season,
as the 4-year average rise for this
period in 1925-28 inclusive was $1.95.
The rise this year was far greater
in proportion to price, however, as
hogs had reached a low mark in
Portland of $4 late in May for top
quality light butchers, so that the
$2 advance represented a 50 per
cent Increase in price .
ON OREGON FARMS
Roberts "When mixing pastry
for pies, I make enough to do for
several bakings," states a Crook
county homemaker. "I put It In a
stone jar and store it In a cool
plape. Then when I am ready to
bake pies I moisten the amount
needed. This plan saves a lot of
time when I have harvest hands to
cook for. Incidentally, the wire
pastry mixer Is a big help too. As
compared with the old way, It takes
only half the time to cut in the
Eugene Not only are the 111
home garden cooperators In the
Mosby Creek, Latham, Pleasant
Hill and Wendling communities ro
tating their crops but they are ex
perimenting with raising three new
ones. These crops are John Baer
tomatoes, Calabrese sprouting broc
coli, and Carolina Sleva beans.' This
year-round project is conducted
jointly by Gertrude Skow, home
demonstration agent, O. S. Fletcher,
agricultural agent, and A. G. Bou
quet professor of vegetable crops
at the .state college.
Elgin Ladak alfalfa, which has
been reported as superior to other
sorts in some Oregon sections, Is
apparently not as well suited to this
section as Grimm, judging from
demonstration testa made by local
fanners. On the Luther Hlndman
place Ladak apparently made a bet
ter growth, but careful measure
ments of yield showed the Grimm
outylelded it for the first crop by
U. S. forest rangers distinguish
two kinds of lightning, red and blu-Ish-whlte.
Red Iglhtnlng Is usually
accompanied by heavy rain, and
rarely starts fires because of the
wet condition of the trees and
ground cover. White lightning oc
curs during "dry" thunderstorms
and is a much dreaded source of
MRS. HARRY DUVAL L.
At the Church of Christ Sunday
Mr. Slas' morning pulpit topic will
be "Working Out Our Salvation."
There will be no evening services
for a few weeks, until the harvest
is past. Bible School meets at 10
o'clock. Don't forget God.
Mrs. Thomas Huntington of Fos
sil, with her two young sons, spent
the week end at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Sias.
Miss Glea Sias, who has been In
attendance at the Eastern Oregon
Normal school at La Grande, came
In Saturday evening. She will be
a guest In her parents' home till
the opening of her school In Sep
tember. J. C. Palmer of Wheeler county
was in our city Saturday and Sun
day, a visitor at the Sias home."
Guests Saturday at the ranch
home of John Harbke were C. J.
Campland, prominent banker of
Goldendale, Wash., and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harbke made
a business trip to Portland last
Dance, Saturday night Aug. 6, at
Leach Memorial hall. Music by
Helen Valentine was hostess at
an informal luncheon at her home
Sunday afternoon. Guesta present
were Eula McMillan, Peggy War
ner, Mae Gentry, Ruth Dinges and
A bridal shower was given last
Thursday afternoon at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Riuhl. It was
given for Mrs. Laurel Ruhl (nee
Faye Gray.) A large group of
neighbors and friends were present
and Mrs. Ruhl received many love
ly and useful gifts. Refreshments
of punch and cake were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schultz and
daughter Ida arrived by auto from
Kansas a few days ago. They will
spend some time here visiting with
their nephews, Karl, John, Ed, Har
vey and Merle Miller.
T. B. Purviance of Port Town
send, Wash., spent a few days here,
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Karl
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Mil
ler, Monday, Aug. 1, a daughter,
Carol lone. Weight 8 H pounds.
John Harbke and Harry Duvall
were Stanfleld visitors .Monday af
ternoon. Orville Johnson of Gresham, a
former Lexington boy, Is visiting
at the home of Mrs. Minnie Leach
Bertha Akers of lone visited one
day last week with Rose Thorn
burg. Mrs. E. J. Smith of Salem is a
guest at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Ed Kelly.
Smith Towns left Sunday for
Chehalis, Wash., after spending
some time here working in the har
vest fields. He was a Saturday
night guest at the Elmer Hunt
After spending several weeks in
Portland visiting relatives and
friends, Alice Palmer returned
home Saturday. She was accom
panied by her friend, Miss Edna
Jesseph.who will be a house guest
at the Palmer home for a few days.
Gerald White of Hermiston vis
ited his mother, Mrs. Sarah C.
White, Thursday afternoon and
Edward and Mildred Hunt are
spending some time visiting above
Heppner at the home of their cous
ins, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hunt
i Mrs. Claude White and La Verne,
Mrs. Elmer Hunt and Louise and
Mrs. Gene Gentry are camping in
the mountains this week and pick
ing huckleberries. They were tak
en up Sunday by Mr. Hunt and Lon
Mrs. W. R. Munkers visited last
week at Heppner with her son,
Harry and family.
Mrs. Etta Hunt came up from
Portland last week and will make
an extended visit here with her
children. She is now at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Ruhl.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Campbell are
enjoying a visit this week with Mr.
Campbell's sister, Mrs. William
Crowe, of Jaffray, B. C.
Guests this week at Lucas Place
were A. B. Montgomery, Paul Sulli
van, Mrs. Mabel Holmes, daugh
ter Helen, Portland, Mr. and Mrs.
B. E. Jones and Mr. Lasher, also
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cox of Hepp
ner were Saturday evening guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth and chil
dren and Mrs. Maude Pointer and
daughter Harriot left Monday by
car for Salem. Mrs. Pointer will
remain at her home there and Har
riet will return with Mrs. Cutsforth
the last of the week to complete her
T. W. Cutsforth is visiting at the
home of his son Orville this week.
Orville Cutsforth has some men
busy this week building an elevator
down by the railroad track for the
storage of his grain.
Rose Thornburg entertained the
Sunshine sewing club at her home
last Thursday afternoon,
The U. S. forest products labor
atory, Madison, Wise., and the Lake
Statets forest experiment station
are conducting experiments In the
forests to determlno the cause of
bird's eye figure and whether or not
It can be reproduced. Preliminary
experiments, so far undertaken by
these two agencies, consist of
grafting trees. If the experiments
are successful, highly figured trees
may possibly be grown under fa
vorable conditions at a rapid rate
and In sufficient quantities to sat
isfy the future demand for quality
bird's eye veneer.
Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Justus Married
In Missouri Fifty Years Ago;
Friends Stage Party.
On July 30, 1882, at Boliver, Polk
county, Misouri, David O. Justus
and Margaret D. Devin were united
In marriage, and at the Hinton
creek home of these pioneer Mor
row county residents on Sunday
last their Golden wedding anniver
sary was appropriately celebrated.
This celebration was not according
to any arrangements of Mr.- and
Mrs. Justus, however, but had been
planned by the Odd Fellows and
Rebekah lodges of Heppner, and
was joined in by many neighbors
of the family who had been "wised
up" to what was going on. So when
the company came In on the Justus
home there was great surprise on
the part of both Mr. and Mrs. Jus
tus. Bringing along many well filled
baskets of good things to eat tables
were spread on the lawn and din
ner enjoyed, and the afternoon was
spent in a jolly good time. An ap
propriate gift was presented to the
honorees, Mrs. Olive 'Frye making
the presentation speech, to which
Mrs. Justus replied by expressions
of appreciation and Mr. Justus call
ed on S. E. Notson to respond on
his behalf. Mrs. Lucy Rodgers
read an appropriate poem to the
couple and guests, and a number of
old time songs were played by Mar
jorie Parker at the piano and Billy
Wells on the violin. These includ
ed "When You and I Were Young,
Maggie," "Over the Waves" and
"My Wild Irish Rose,"
Coming west 48 years ago, Mr.
and Mrs. Justus settled in this com
munity, at the time a part of Uma
tilla county, and 41 years ago they
settled on .the ranch up Hinton
creek which has since been their
home. Pioneer stockraisers of this
section, they have labored together,
developing what is perhaps the fin
est ranch in the county and accu
mulating a competence. They now
run sheep and cattle and when the
present distressing times shall have
passed and the stock industry gets
back near to normal, we doubt not
that they will be In affluance and
able to go on to the end of the jour
ney happy and contented. This is
the wish of their large circle of
friends we are sure. Mr. and Mrs.
Justus have two ' sors, Nelson H.
and Ralph R. JustusuSrtio are with
them on the farm.
Near relatives of the family, who
were present Sunday, and who also
withnessed the marriage ceremony
in Missouri, were S. P. Devin, M. J.
Devin and Mrs. W. E. Straight, two
brothers and one sister of Mrs. Jus
tus, all residents of Heppner. Oth
ers attending were:
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Cox,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chaffee, Mr. and
Mrs. Eph Eskelson, Mr. and Mrs.
Adolph Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. Loyal
Parker, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ayers
and son Harold, Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Garrett and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Oral Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Mack
Smith, Mrs. Merl Kirk and daugh
ters, Mr. and Mrs. John Wightman
and Miss Happy Wightman, Mr.
and Mrs. Ben Cox and family, Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Phelps and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Beymer and
daughters, Hazel, Wilma and Flor
ence, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Pomeroy
and family, Mrs. Ida Dutton, Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, Mrs. Ruth Steph
ens, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gilliam and
son Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
E. Parker and daughter Marjorie,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hanna and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rasmus,
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jones, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Benge, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
McDuffee, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Campbell, Mrs. Olive Frye, Mrs. G.
W. Thompson, Mrs. W. T. Crowe
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. S. E.
Notson, Mrs. Earl Gordon, Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Case, Mr. and Mrs. Les
ter Doolittle and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Harlan Devin and son, Mr.
and Mrs. John Clauston and daugh
ters, Mrs. Florence Paul, Mrs. Mar
tha Wright Mrs. Jim Morgan, Paul
Jones, Terrill Benge, Robert Wight
man, Billy Wells, Frank Farns
worth and Ellis Wyland.
GIVEN BIRTHDAY SURPRISE.
Friends of Henry Schwarz gave
him a complete surprise on Friday
evening last in celebration of his
63rd birthday. The evening was
spent in playing a number of amus
ing games and in having a general
good time, followed by refreshments
of punch and cake, brought In by
the company, Mr. Schwarz was re
membered also by a number of ap
propriate gifts. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. John Anglin, Mr. and
Mrs. Jack Coblantz, Mr. and Mrs.
J. O. Rasmus, Mr. and Mrs. John
Hiatt, Mrs. V. Crawford, Mrs. Mag
gie Hunt, Misses Rachel Anglin and
Marie Scrivner, Messrs. Jas. Fritz,
J. C. Owen, J. A. Westoff and R. G.
Sowers, and Mr. and Mrs. Schwarz
and Billy Schwarz. ,
Mrs, Clyde Sallng and son Nell
Sullng and wife were guests this
week at the home of Mrs. Saling's
mother, Mrs. Mary Bartholomew in
Heppner, and with other relatives
residing in the county. Mrs. Sa
ling's home is In Corvallls.
Mrs. Philip Mahoney was called
to Ashland the first of the week by
the very serious Illness of her step
mother, who with Mrs. Mohoney's
father were on their "way to Hepp
ner for a visit. She was stricken
with a cerebral hemorrhage.
Aug. 4, 1932.
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
Mrs. Charles B. Swanson of
White Salmon, Wash., Is visiting
with her mother, Mrs. Etta Shippey,
and with her aunt Mrs. Delia Cor
son. Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Page depart
ed Saturday evening for their home
at Iowa City, Iowa, after a month
spent with Mr. Page's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Laxton McMurray. They
took train at Arlington, being ac
companied that far by Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Mabel M. Holmes, secretary
of the Pacific Protective Society,
was in town Monday collecting
funds for the Albertina Kerr Nur
sery home of Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin were
business visitors In Pendleton Sat
urday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitsell and
son Paul of Condon recently spent
a day at the home of Mrs. Whit
sell's sister, Mrs. Fred Ritchie.
Mr. and Mrs. Glover Peck and
two children were Sunday evening
visitors at the Harvey Ring home.
Mr. and Mrs. Peck's home is at
Hermiston but at present they are
engaged in harvest work near Lex
ington. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rowell of
Morgan were recent guests for a
day at the home of Mr. Rowell's
sister, Mrs. Harvey Ring.
Harry B. Seeley underwent an
operation Friday in a Heppner hos
pital. He is suffering from appen
dicitis and ulcers of the stomach
and is seriously ill. Mr. Seeley was
taken suddenly ill while engaged in
harvest work at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Charley Christoph
erson. Mrs. Hiram Werst and Hugh Mc
Murray of Clarkston, Wash., mo
tored to lone Tuesday for a few
day's visit with their mother, Mrs.
Sibyl and Dorothy Howell, daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell,
entertained a party of their young
friends Thursday afternoon of last
week. Games were enjoyed and re
freshments of punch, fruit salad
and cake were served. Girls pres
ent were Bethel Blake, Bernice
Ring, Eleanor Eubanks, Echo Sar
gent and Earline Farris.
Howard, thirteen-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Darnell Crowell of
Morgan, suffered a broken arm
Monday when he fell from a horse.
He was taken to Heppner for med
Ed Buschke and two sons, Louis
and Henry, were business visitors
in Pendleton Saturday. On the re
turn trip they were accompanied
by Mr. Buschke's sister-in-law, Mrs.
Letha Buschke, who at present is
assisting Mrs. Roy Lieuallen with
the harvest cooking.
Sunday evening an automobile
left the road about a mile and a
half out on the Rietmann grade,
turned over twice and caught fire.
Riding in the car were Noel Street
er who is a harvest worker at the
Henry Gorger ranch, and Dan Mar
shal who is working for Art Turner.
The young men were unhurt but
the car was a total loss.
Friday evening as George Frank
and his daughter Hazel were re
turning from Heppner their car
collided with a car driven by Mrs.
Kate L. Swindig whose home is in
the county seat. Miss Hazel was un
hurt but Mr. Frank received a dis
located shoulder and his car was
badly wrecked. Mrs. Swindig's car
was damaged very little, and she
Matt Halvorsen, well known far
mer of this district who was bad
ly cut and bruised about two weeks
ago when he fell under a double
disk, is recuperating at the Walter
Eubanks home in lone. Mr. Hal
vorsen was alone on his ranch when
the accident happened. He- man
aged to get himself free of the ma
chine, unhitch his team and turn
the animals loose and get into the
house. Here he remained two days
without care until found by one of
his neighbors who at once gave him
H. E. Cool who received serious
back injuries when he fell from a
stack of hay Is still in the Heppner
hospital but is reported to be slight
Opal Cool, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Cool, was taken to a
Heppner hospital Monday suffering
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith motored
up from The Dalles Monday. They
were guests at the Walter Corley
Mrs. Ralph Miller and son Milton
of Eugene and Mrs. Henry Pierce
and two children of Modesto, Calif.,
are spending a month with relatives
in and near lone. The two ladles
are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
The Union Sunday School will
meet during the month of August
in the Christian church. A cordial
invitation to attend is extended to
all. Rev. Williams of Condon who
has been holding bi-monthly serv
ices in the Congregational church,
is now on vacation, hence there will
be no services In that church until
his return. The Dorcas society of
the Congregational church is also
taking a vacation and will hold no
meetings until the first Thursday
in September, There was no preach
ing service In Pentecostal Mission
Sunday morning because of the Ill
ness of the pastor, Albert Snodder
ly of Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balslger and
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Melvln Kathan, who are
guests In their home, spent Sunday
with relatives at White Salmon,
Louis Padberg and family who
have lived for some time on the
Wells Springs ranch, have moved
Into the Lana Padberg home on
SPRAY ROAD FUND
Favorable Consideration Given Re
qmt of Heppner Delegation
For More Forest Money.
More forest money for the com
pletion of the Hepnper-Spray road
seems assured reports the commit
tee of local men who attended the
joint meeting of the state highway
commission and the bureau of pub
lic roads in Portland Friday. The
delegation consisted of Harry Tam
blyn, county engineer, S. E. Notson,
district attorney, George Bleakman,
county commissioner, Vawter Craw
ford, Phillip Mahoney and Al Ran
kin, chairman of the Lions road
The allocation of relief funds un
der the recent appropriation of con
gress was up for consideration, and
the claims of the committee for the
completion of the Rock creek sec
tion of Heppner-Spray road were
presented. This received favorable
consideration, and it is safe to state
that the work will be done as soon
as necessary preliminaries for se
curing funds have been passed
through the federal department At
any rate, the committee comes
home feeling assured of success in
their undertaking, and it is hoped
that by early fall dirt will be flying
on the uncompleted section up Rock
creek to the mouth of Chapin creek.
The distribution of federal road
funds in Oregon will call for a lot
of work on the part of both the bu
reau of public roads and state high
way commission, and there are
many different sections of the state
calling for help. If work can start
in the early fall on the Rock creek
portion of Heppner-Spray road, it
will help greatly to relieve the un
employment situation in this coun
ty, and care for a large number
during the winter, as it is believed
the work can be carried on without
interruption unless the weather
should turn too bad.
LEASE MINING PROPERTY.
Heppner Mining company this
week executed a lease to Discovery
Bay Mines, through their represen
tative, T. B. Purvine, of Spokane.
We understand the lease Is unlim
ited as to time of duration, but re
quires that the Discovery Bay peo
ple begin operations under the
terms of the lease within one year.
In speaking of this transaction, D.
B. Stalter, president of Heppner
Mining company, states that the
Spokane company will pu in their
own machinery, open up new tun
nels and operate the Greenhorn
property, sharing on a 50-50 basis
with the Heppner company, in this
manner bringing the property into
production. Mr. Stalter has been
engaged for the past 30 years in
opening up this mine, and the lack
of sufficient funds has kept his com.
pany from getting the rich ore of
the project onto the market
LIFE SAVING BEING TAUGHT.
Junior and senior life saving
classes are now being held at Le
gion pool on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays at 10 a. m., announces
Harold Buhman, instructor. Tests
will be given the last of the month
and certificates issued. These les
sons are free and a large number
are already enrolled In the classes.
Those desiring to enter should sign
up at once. Beginners swimming
classes are held Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays.
Mr3. W. P. Mahoney, chairman
of the Morrow County Red Cross
chapter, has succeeded In her ef
forts to place J. W. Christopherson
of lone in the Oregon Employment
Institution for the blind. Word re
ceived this week from the board of
control informed Mrs. Mahoney
that he would be cared for at this
institution for a period not to ex
ceed six months. Some delay In get
ting this action was due to the fact
of Mr. Christopherson being over
age. Mrs. Mahoney had been in
terested In the case on behalf of the
Red Cross for some time. She also
informs us that the chapter has
made application for 250 sacks of
flour for relief, and this will be
forthcoming within 90 days.
Miss Opal Briggs, manager of the
local telephone exchange, returned
the end of the week from her vaca
tion, the greater portion of which
was spent at Ferndale, Wn., where
she attended the campmeeting of
the National Holiness association.
Miss Briggs also enjoyed a trip to
Vancouver, B. C, with friends and
visited at Everett and Seattle. Mrs.
Polly Church accompanied Miss
Briggs and attended the campmeet
ing at Ferndale, the two ladles re
turning home together.
Fred Ball of Fossil was in Hepp
ner Monday and has spent several
days In the county. He is buying
work horses for shipment.
Second street The Ed Buschke
family will occupy the home on the
Wells Springs ranch vacated by the
Mrs. Lee Beckner Is suffering
from a badly Infected hand.
Mrs. Frank Engelman returned
home the first of lust week after
several weeks' sojourn in western
Oregon and Washington. She was
accompanied by Mrs. Jalmor Koskl
and daughter, Thelma Jean, of
Gilbert Petteys who has been
spending some time on tho ranch
of his uncle, G. A. Petteys, depart
ed Monday for Pendelton,
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LIS ENDORSE NEW
11 MAIL ROUTE
Heppner-to-Lena Line to
Serve Patrons Better
Is Claim Put Out.
BANK MAN TALKS
Publicity Manager for Federal Land
Banks Tells of Plans for Dis
posing of Foreclosed Lands.
A new Star mail route from
Heppner to serve the people of the
Lena district as well as those up
Hinton creek; report of the roads
committee on the recent meeting of
the state highway commission in
Portland; a talk by A. Glenn Smith
of the Federal Land bank, and a
report of the club's financial com
mittee took up the time of the
Heppner Lions club meeting Mon
Earl W. Gordon presented the
matter of the Star route to Lena
from Heppner, stating that the
route had been suggested by a post
office department Inspector and
that Cole Madsen, proprietor of the
Heppner-Pendleton stage had tak
en the matter up with the postofflce
authorities. Mr. Gordon said that
more than seventy signatures of
people to be served had been se
cured to the petition asking for the
establishment of the route, and
asked the club to endorse the move
ment After some discussion, the
club voted to send a resolution
backing the new route to the prop
er postofflce authorities. It was
stated that the new route would
give the people of the district daily
mail service where they now have
but three-days-a-week service.
Al Rankin and S. E. Notson, who
with Geo. Bleakman were club
road committee members attending
the joint meeting of the state high
way commission and the Bureau of
Public roads in Portland Friday, re
ported on that meeting. They stated
that favorable consideration was
given their request for additional
money to be expended on the Hard-man-Chapin
creek section of the
Heppner-Spray road, and they be
lieved their request would be grant
ed, the matter awaiting only the
necessary sanction from Washing
Mr. Smith explained the policy
of the Federal Land Bank regard
ing the disposal of the lands fore
closed by the bank, stating it to be
the practice of the bank to keep
the present operators on the farms
as long as possible, and trying to
dispose of those lands which it has
been necessary to foreclose to peo
ple who would be able to make them
pay out He told of the land sales
scheduled for this part of the coun
try this month, stating that there
are four tracts in the immediate vi
cinity of Heppner to be sold. Sales
are being held at Heppner, Condon
The finance committee, Earl Es
kelson chairman, reported on the
finances of the club and suggested
ways and means to Improve the sit
MRS. ELLA FARRENS.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Knighten mov
ed into the Chas. Repass house here
Monday, where they will be domi
ciled for the coming school year.
Delsie and Nellie Bleakman were
visiting Francis Rugg at Rhea
creek a few days last week.
Murl Farrens spent a few days
last week visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bleakman.
Jessie McDaniel Is spending the
week visiting at the ranch home of
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lovgren in
Delsie May Harshman came up
from Eight Mile Wednesday to
spend a week visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Buschke and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Steers and son Elmer motored out
from the mountains to spend Sun
day with relatives and friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Sallng and
family were visitors here Saturday
from the Bull Prairie ranger sta
tion. Mrs. George Kirk, Mrs. Clair Ash
baugh and children were visiting
Mrs. Kirks sister on Rhea creek
Tuesday. Mrs. Kirk remained for
a few days visit with her sister.
Mrs. Lloyd Harshman and small
daughter, Irene, and Delsie May
Harshman were Eight Mile people
visiting relatives here Wednsday
Mrs. Walter Farrens and son Ro
land accompanied John Kelly to
his ranch near here where Mrs.
Farrens will cook for hay hands.
Albert Wilkinson was a visitor
here one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson
moved their household goods to
Heppner the first of the week where
they will make their future homo.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Musgrave
passed through town Monday on
their way to the Olden place on
Dolly Farrens returned home
Wednesday after having spent two
weeks visiting Mrs. Verl Farrens
near Rhea creek.
Harvey Harshman passed
through town Thursday from his
sheep camp near the Tyndall Rob
lson place in the mountains on his
way to Heppner.
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