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Volume 49, Number 28.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
25 Percent of Northwest
Grain Would Go to Chi
na in Credit Deal.
300 Growers Endorse Flan at Spo
kane; Details to be Worked Out;
Local Farmers to Meet.
A meeting of Morrow county
farmers for the purpose of dis
cussing the China wheat pool
plan is announced for Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the court
house In Heppner. The meeting
Is declared of utmost importance
to all wheat farmers, and all are
urged to attend whether mem
bers of the cooperative movement
or not. This plan of disposing of
the northwest wheat surplus is
not confined to cooperatives. It
has the support of many non
cooperatives, and should have the
support of every wheat grower in
the northwest, it is asserted by
those taking the lead here.
A new plan to reduce the north
west wheat surplus one-fourth and
raise the wheat pdice an estimated
seven to 10 cents a bushel was giv
en the endorsement of 300 interest
ed growers at a meeting at Spokane
Monday, called by the North Paci
fic Grain growers. Bert Johnson,
J. E. Swanson and R. B. Rice rep
resented Morrow county at the
The plan calls for selling 25,000,
000 bushels of northwest wheat to
China on a credit sale.
It is proposed to sign up all wheat
growers of the northwest to release
25 percent of their wheat through
the Farmers National Grain corpor
ation, the farmer to receive 65 per
cent of the market value of his
wheat for the day it is delivered, on
delivery, and the balance of what
the wheat sells for is to be paid
him as soon as the sale is consum
mated and the wheat is shipped.
Wide Area Represented.
- A. R. Shumway, president of
North Pacific Grain growers, called
the meeting to order and presented
the plan, then turned the meeting
over to the assembled growers, who
in turn elected him president. While
representatives for the majority of
local cooperatives operating under
North Pacific were present, there
were also many fanners there who
are not signed up with the cooper
ative movement, Mr. Johnson re
ported. Representatives were pre
sent from western Montana, Idaho,
Washington and Oregon.
The meeting voted to put the sale
over, wiring Senator McNary of
Oregon to use his influence in its
Discussion revealed the sentiment
of the meeting that this is the only
plan that has been proposed which
would help under existing condi
tions. Bankers, both federal and
local, were present and endorsed
the plan, Mr. Johnson said.
Would Help Market
The Idea of having every farmer
put 25 percent of his wheat in a
pool from which Chinese orders
would be supplied is for the pur
pose of providing the Farmers Na
tional with a reserve for filling or
ders and thus prevent the necessity
of it going into the open market for
the wheat, explained Mr. Johnson.
By thus keeping the national mar
keting association out of the open
market as a bidder for export wheat
It is believed the market will be
encouraged, resulting in a higher
price for the remaining 75 percent
of the wheat the farmer holds.
Many details of the plan must
yet be worked out, and these were
left in the hands of President
Shumway and assistants. One thing
to be ascertained is whether the
banks generally will release one
fourth of the wheat on the mort
gages they hold to go Into the pool.
It was expected the plan would
be presented to Morrow county far
mers at a meeting In the near fu
Glen Hadley of Boardman was
sworn In for duty on the hold-over
grand Jury which convened Tues
day, to take the place of Lester
Doollttle, excused because of illness.
C. L. Sweek, circuit Judge, came
over from Pendleton to swear In
Mr. Hadley. Mr. Doollttle is at the
Hot Lake sanitarium for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Ballenger of
Boardman were In the city Tues
day, calling at the court house.
Hey -:-There!!
Creditors Close Doors; Trustees
Under Assignment, Farmers
Committee Get Together.
Under a voluntary assignment of
the directors to the principal cred
itors, trustees under the assignment
and a committee representing oth
er farmer-creditors were expected
to start an audit this morning of
the books, of the Heppner Farmers
Elevator company, whose doors
were closed by creditors the first of
the week. An agreement of the
creditors represented calls for mak
ing the results of the audit public,
so that everyone doing business
with the company may know exacts
ly how he stands.
The assignment was made last
Thursday evening at a meeting at
tended by representatives of the
principal creditors, directors and
stockholders of the company, at
torneys for each, and other inter
ested parties. R. A. Thompson, J.
J. Chisholm and W. A. Kearns were
named trustees under the assign
ment After the meeting at which the
assignment was made, other meet
ings were held by farmer-creditors
not represented in the assignment
whose wheat was involved in the
business of the company. Some of
these who had authority in hand
named Guy Huston, John Kenny
and Alva Jones as a committee to
represent their interests and re
tained P. W. Mahoney as their at
torney. Charles Randall of Pen
dleton is attorney for the trustee
ship. It was the plan of the trustees
and farmers' committee to proceed
with the audit this morning unless
other developments prevented it
Affecting as It does the entire ec
onomic life of the community, clos
ing the doors of the company cre
ated a large stir here. Nothing has
happened so far to justify any wild
rumors, say those in close contact
with the situation, and it will not
be definitely known just what the
status of the company is, or wheth
er anyone will suffer a severe loss
until the audit is made.
4-H Club Awards Made
At North Morrow Fair
A fine array of 4-H club exhibits
from which Morrow county cham
pions were named constituted one
of the outstanding features at the
North Morrow County fair at Irri-
gon last Friday and Saturday. From
the showings made winners of
scholarships will be decided and
announcement made later.
Ruth Lelcht was named champion
In calf raising, and George Wick
lander of Boardman was named
champion Hampshire lamb raiser.
Judges were O. I. Poulson, agricul
turist of the O.-W. R. & N. Co.:
Garnet Best from O. S. C; Miss
Jessie Palmiter, home economics
instructor of Heppner high school,
and Mrs. Ealor B. Huston of Hepp
Following is the list of awards
in the various classes:
Handy Work
May Rauch 1st, Fay Rauch 2nd,
Joyce Markham 3rd, Donald Mc
Elligott 4th, Ethel Oliver and Mar
garet Doolittle 5th.
Sewing, Division I
Dorothy Brady 1st, Irene Bea
mer 2nd.
Sewing, Division II
Beth Wright 1st, Nola Kelthley
Sewing, Division III
Louise Moyer 1st, Mary McDuf
fee 2nd, Lucile Beymer 3rd.
Hand vera ft
Gordon Akers 1st, Clifford Carl
son 2nd, Nellie Mahon 3rd, Homer
Hughes 4th.
Cooking, Division I
Johan Wright 1st, Clara Mae Dil
Ion 2nd, Echo Coats and Ruth How
ard 3rd, Joe Stevens 4th, Dorothy
Channing 5th.
Cooking, Division III
Margaret Sprinkel 1st, Dora Bai
ley 2nd.
Canning, Division I
Hazel Beymer 1st, Irene Beamer
Bachelor Sewing
Joe Stevens 1st, Don Allstott 2nd.
Jersey Cows
Ruth Lelcht 1st, Frank Markham
2nd, Frank Lelcht 3rd.
Senior yearling Jerseys: Alvin
Cool 1st, Wayne Fagerstrom 2nd.
Junior Jerseys: Norma Connell
1st, Vernon Ball 2nd.
Holstein Cows
Clarence Frederlckson 1st.
Yearling Holsteins: LaVerne Ba
ker 1st, Joyce Carlson 2nd.
Hampshire Lambs
Geo. Wicklander 1st, Maude Cool
2nd, Delbert Mackan 3rd, Edgar
Mackan 4th, Stanley Partlow 5th.
Boardman Cookery, Lorraine Dil
labough and Janet Gorham 1st;
Heppner Sewing, Louise Moyer and
Vallls Jones 2nd; Alpine Cookery,
Peggy Kilkenny and Dorothy Do
herty 3rd; Boardman Sheep, Del
bert Mackan and Maxine Mackan
4th; Irrlgon Sewing, Joy Markham
and Marjory Williams 5th,
The first meeting of the fall sea
son of the Heppner Woman's club
was held last evening In the base
ment of the Christian church, fea
tured by a pot luck supper nnd bus
iness meeting. Especially enjoyed
were the three musical numbers by
Mrs. Roy Misslldine and daughters
Ruth and Margaret, and "Mcller
drammer," an uproarious comedy
skit given by members of the club,
More Than 100 Out-of
Town Cars Pass Thru
City as Season Opens.
Hardware Store Again Gives Prize;
First Bucks Arrive; Many Local
Sportsmen Go to Timber.
No less than 100 out-of-town cars
passed through Heppner Sunday
and Monday loaded with red-shirted
hunters and provisions, augmenting
the throng of local nimrods who
rushed to the timbered hinterland
south of Heppner to be in readiness
for the opening of the deer season
at daybreak Tuesday. At least two
successful parties, both from the
outside, were seen to pass through
town Tuesday evening with bucks
tied to their oars.
Those heading for the timber
Sunday and Monday faced unfav
orable hunting conditions as the
uninterrupted dry spell of three
months had made the timbered ar
ea dry in the extreme. But as
though thoughtful of the nimrods'
plight, Jupiter Pluvious dumped
over his old sprinkler Monday night
and provided a nice shower that
gave the hunters a great break.
Gun is Offered.
Again this year the hunter
weighing in the heaviest buck, kill
ed anywhere in Oregon, over the
scales of the Peoples Hardware
company will be rewarded by a
large cash prize and a beautiful
rifle. This contest has created much
interest in past years, and it is ex
pected that this store will again be
the scene of successful hunters and
their quarry, seeking to win the
The law this year reads that a
single hunter with license is enti
tled to but one mule deer which
must have forked horns, or one
white-tailed deer, or two black-tailed
deer, all with forked horns, but
no hunter killing either a mule-tail
or white-tail deer is entitled to kill
a black-tail. Hunting hours are
from sun-up to sun-down. It is un
lawful to shoot from an automobile,
or to carry a loaded gun in an au
There are other laws which all
hunters should read up on before
going into the timber, in order to
avoid difficulties. It is necessary
also to comply with the forest ser
vice regulations, which require se
curing a camp-fire permit if camp
ers are to stay at other than reg
ularly established forest camps.
Camp fires must not be left to burn
unguarded at any time; "fags" must
be left unlit while moving through
the timber, and each camp must
be provided with a shovel, an axe
and a water bucket holding not less
than a gallon.
"China" Season In October.
The open season on deer closes
October 25. Coincident with th
deer season is the open season on
native pheasant and grouse. Bu
it is yet unlawful to kill Chinese
pheasant and Hungarian partridge,
the open season for which opens
October 15 and runs for two weeks.
Among local nimrods who check
ed out to the timber for the open
ing of the season were D. A. Wilson,
Gene Ferguson, Mark Merill, Hen
ry Aiken, L, Van Marter, Chas. H.
Latourell, Art Bibby, Bub Clark,
Leonard Schwarz, J. D. Cash, Milt
Spurlock, Monroe Turner, Stanley
Minor. These were either noted as
absent from their places of busi
ness or were seen on their way.
Some were accompanied by out
side relatives and friends. There
were others who slipped out quiet
ly, and as yet have not been check
ed up. Many other sportsmen are
planning their hunts. Some will
take a week or two off, while many
will go out over the week ends.
No more busy person Is to be seen
at present than W. E. Francis,
game warden, who is on the job
early and late to see that all hunt
ers comply with the law.
Heppner Story on Air
Tomorrow Night at 8:15
Dean T. Goodman, secretary of
the Heppner Commercial club, re
ceived word this morning from
Wallace Kadderly, director of
KOAC, college radio station at Cor
vallls, that the Heppner sketch sub
mitted to the station by the local
commercial club will be on the air
tomorrow evening at 8:15.
For the benefit of those who may
not be able to listen in at that time,
the sketch Is printed on another
page of this week's Gazette Times.
Hear ve! Hear ve! Voters who
wish to vote in the coming general
election November 8, and who are
not sure of their status on the reg
istration books of the countv should
check up at the office of the county
clerk before October 8, for on that
day the books will be closed nnri
all who are not properly registered
win do Darred from participating
In the election. If you have moved
Into a different nreclnrt np hnvo
changed your name since last vot
ing, or nave not voted within the
last two years, your registration
neeas to oe corrected.
Bunchgrass Lodge of lone Hostess;
Sadie Sigsbee Made President;
Enjoyable Program Given.
The 12th annual Rebekah conven
tion of District No. 20 met In lone
Thursday, September 15, with
Bunchgrass Lodge No. 91 acting as
hostess. The meeting was held In
Masonic hall. Mrs. Maude Rodgers,
president of the Rebekah assembly,
was present, as was also the past
president Mrs. Etta Sanderson, and
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Bean, of
The afternoon session was devot
ed mainly to business, which In
cluded the election of officers for
the coming year and the deciding
on a place of the next meeting,
which will be Heppner. The lodges
represented were Sapphire No. 163
of Morgan, Holly No. 139 of Lex
ington, and San Souci No. 33 of
A 6 o'clock banquet was served
in the Masonic dining room by Mr,
and Mrs. Harris, proprietors of the
Park Hotel. The lodge colors were
used in decorations in both lodge
and dining room and the air was
sweetly scented with the fragrance
from the many fall flowers which
were in evidence everywhere.
The evening meeting was largely
attended and an interesting pro
gram was given with the assistance
of representatives of each lodge
present. The 1933 convention offi
cers were seated by Bunchgrass
lodge. The new officers are as fol
lows: Sadie Sigsbee of Heppner,
chairman; Ola Ward of Lexington,
vice-chairman; Ella Benge of Hepp
ner, secretary-treasurer; the right
supporter of the chairman will be
president of the Rebekah assembly
and will be chosen later; Mary
Swanson, lone, left supporter of the
chairman; Betha Cool of Morgan,
chaplain; Emma Peck of Lexington,
warden; Alice Rasmus of Heppner,
conductor; Ada Eskelson of Lex
ington, inside guardian; Hattie
Wightman of Heppner, outside
guardian; Vera Hayes, musician;
May Burchell of Lexington, right
supporter of the vice-chairman; Le
na Lundell of lone, left supporter
of the vice-chairman; Vida Heliker
of lone past chairman. After the
closing of lodge Mrs. Maude Rod
gers entertained with stereoscopic
views of the Odd Fellows home in
Portland. -
The afternoon program was as
follows: Address of welcome, Edith
Mathews of Bunchgrass lodge; re
sponse, Hattie Wightman of San
Souci lodge; musical number by
Mrs. Troedson and daughter of
Sapphire lodge; a paper on social
life of the lodge, by Emma Peck of
Holly lodge. Three very interesting
talks were given by Mrs. Maude
Rodgers, Mrs. Etta Sanderson and
Mrs. Nellie Bean of Freewater.
The evening session was opened
by Bunchgrass lodge who imme
diately surrendered their chairs to
the officers of the convention. The
program as follows was given: Roll
call of past chairmen nearly all
present; degree work, San Souci
lodge; paper, "Friendship, Mem
bership, Fellowship," Mrs. Etta
Sanderson, Freewater; "Crossing
the Railroad Track, Bunchgrass
lodge; flag ceremony. Sapphire
lodge; report of committees, read
and accepted; "The Garden of
Memories," Bunchgrass lodge;
draping of the charter, San Souci
lodge; short talk by president
Among those from here who at-
attended the North Morrow County
fair at Irrigon Saturday were Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Troedson and Miss
Francis, Mr. and Mrs, Bert Palma
teer and children and Mrs. Harry
Cool and children.
Emil Swanson, Bert Johnson and
Ralph Jackson represented the lo
cal at a grain growers meeting held
at Spokane Monday.
Arthur Reed departed Saturday
for his home at The Dalles after
having had work here during the
harvest season.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger were
business visitors in Portland over
the week end.
Loren D. Hale had his car badly
wrecked and he received a deep
scalp wound when he was hit by the
John Day Valley freight truck Fri
day evening as he was nearing
home after taking the school chil
dren on the Mankln route to their
homes. Mr. Hale was coming Into
the main highway from a side road
and the freight truck was on the
highway going towards Heppner.
He was substitute school bus driv
er while Fred Mankln, the regular
driver, was in Portland attending
the Legion convention.
Many of the men of this district
are engaged In getting their win
ters supply of wood out of the
mountains, and enjoying the deer
and grouse hunting on the side.
Among those who are In the timber
for that purpose are Dan Long,
Noel Streeter, Walt Klomann, Hen
ry Clark, Clifford Chrlstopherson,
Arthur Ritohle, John Kirk and T,
B. and Floyd Wiles.
Sunday guests at the Ella David
son home were Mrs. Fannie Glass
cock and Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Propst of Hermlston. When Mrs.
Glasscock was returning to Her
mlston from her visit In lone about
two weeks ago she had an auto ac
cldent from which she feels for
tunate to have escaped with only a
few bruises. As she was driving
down the hill Into Butter creek,
near the Jarmon plnce, her car got
out of control, turned over several
(Continued on 1'age Six)
Floyd Gibbons' Address
Cited by Delegates
As Outstanding.
'Big Parade" and "Phantom Sol
dier" are Inspirations; Meat
Demonstration Today.
Highlights of the national Amer
ican Legion convention at Portland
last week as seen by members of
the Heppner delegation was the fea
ture of the Monday Lions luncheon.
Climaxing the convention stories
was a high tribute to the "phantom
soldier" by S. E. Notson, program
chairman, who gave a vivid por
trayal of his impressions from wit
nessing the "Big Parade."
. The magnetic personality and re
sounding message of Floyd Gibbons,
noted war correspondent and radio
announcer, which held his audience
spellbound for the time allotted him
on the program was one of the out
standing convention features cited
by Spencer Crawford, Lions presi
dent nrst of the local legionnaires
to speak.
Talk Holds Audience.
"No matter what one's personal
opinion might be on the question
of immediate cash payment of the
soldiers' bonus, upheld by Mr. Gib
bons, he could not help but be tre
mendously Impressed with Mr. Gib
bons' message, the manner in which
it was given and the way it was re
ceived," President Crawford said.
"Gibbons' address was the only
program feature during which a
pin could have been heard to drop
in any part of the auditorium."
The debate on the soldiers' bonus
was pictured as the "most riotous
affair to be carried on in an orderly
manner," ever witnessed or heard
of. The fact that the debate did
not end up in chaos was attributed
to the masterful presiding ability
and personality of the legion com
mander, Henry L. Stevens, Jr.
Justified criticism of Portland
was given on three counts, said
Crawford; the doubling and in
some cases trebling of hotel rates;
failure to remove flags at sundown,
and insufficient provision of cour
tesy cars. On the whole, Portland
was a good host, however, he be
lieved, saying that these infractions
would probably soon be forgotten.
Charles W.- Smith, county agent
enlarged upon the story of Gib
bons' speech, and paid particular
tribute to the Boy Scouts of Port
land, who, in large numbers assist
ed in many ways in extending cour
tesies to visitor
Salem Wins Contest
Walter E. Moore told of the big
thrill given by the drum and bugle
corps in their contest, saying the
Heppner delegation shared the
pleasure of the whole state occa
sioned by the Salem post winning
this event. He received special
kick" from the one-man drum and
bugle corps who, allotted as much
space in the parade as any of the
big outfits, with a bass drum strap
ped tq his back, a snare drum in
front and a bugle in position at his
lips made half as much noise as a
regular corps.
All speakers paid tribute to the
big parade, and it was said to be
one of the snappiest and most or
derly parades in legion history,
though smaller than many former
parades due to the parade city be
ing farther removed from the more
populous centers of population.
Mr. Smith called attention to the
sheep butchering and cutting dem
onstration being held at the county
sheds today, urging that all public
ity possible be given it by members.
Many old ewes will be available this
winter to help the unemployment
situation, Mr. Smith said, and it Is
important that people know how to
handle the meat
Guests at the luncheon were
Messrs. Fee and Randall, Pendle
ton attorneys.
Lorraine L. Anderson, 74, mother
of Gay M. Anderson of this city,
died at her home In Vancouver,
Wash., Friday morning following
a lingering illness that had kept
her bedfast for a year and a half.
Funeral services, attended by Mr.
Anderson and family, were held at
Vancouver Sunday afternoon, with
burial at that place. The six sons
of Mrs. Anderson were pall bearers.
Besides the six sons Mrs. Anderson
Is survived by her husband and
three daughters. The first white
child born In what is now Clark
county, Mrs. Anderson was a native
Washlngtonian, her parents having
crossed the plains In 1847. She was
born at Woodland, Feb. 26, 1854,
and had been married 55 years last
February. It was her honor to have
broken the first ground for the In
terstate bridge between Portland
and Vancouver.
Miss Mary Young, Methodist mis
sionary and head of the only school
for girls In Korea, spoke before the
Methodist Ladles Foreign Mission
ary society In this city yesterday
afternoon. She brought a vivid mes
sage of the advancement of demo
cracy In Korea through Christianity.
Native Kansan and Pioneer of This
County Dies Following Long
Illness; Funeral Held.
George Moore, 58, for 42 years a
resident of Morrow county, most of
wnicn time was spent in and around
Heppner, died at the family home
in this city at 8 o'clock Friday eve
ning following a lingering illness
from stomach trouble which had
kept him bedfast for several
Funeral services were held from
the Christian church at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon in charge of
Phelps Funeral home, Joel R. Ben
ton, pastor, officiating. A large
concourse of relatives and friends
in attendance was a tribute of es
teem to the deceased and the be
reaved family. There was a pro-
rusion or beautiful floral gifts. In
terment was made in Masonic cem
etery. George Washington Moore was
born in Ellsworth county, Kansas,
April 19, 1879, and died at Hepp
ner, Oregon, Sept 16, 1932, being
aged 58 years, 4 months and 28
days. He had been a resident of
Morrow county for the last 42 years
and reared his family here. He fol
lowed ranching for a number of
years, and for the last 14 years had
been a road foreman for Morrow
county. He is survived by his
widow, Nora Moore; two daugh
ters. Mrs. Elma Scott and Mrs.
Ethel Knighten, and three sons,
Clarence, Ralph and Guy Moore,
all of Heppner; also a brother. Add
Moore of Heppner.
Mr. Moore had returned to Hepp
ner but recently from Portland
where he underwent examination
by leading specialists of the city.
After his return, and in fact
throughout his long illness, know
ing its seriousness, he was uncom
plaining and optimistic. The same
spirit predominated his entire life,
and he made many warm friend
ships. The sympathy of the entire
community is extended the bereav
ed family.
Spray Road Bids Opened;
Use of Horses Probable
Carl Nyberg of Spokane with a
bid of $53,453 was low bidder on the
job of gravelling 9.35 miles of the
Heppner-Spray road, it was an
nounced following opening of bids
in Portland last Friday. The bid
was okehed by the office of the bu
reau of public roads at Portland
and sent to Washington, D. C, for
final approval.
G. A. Bleakman, county commis
sioner, believes the contract con
templates the use of horses for
hauling the gravel for at least part
of the road, as the estimated cost
using trucks was $40,000. The use
of horses was contemplated by the
bureau to give assistance to local
farmers and to give additional em
ployment A survey revealed an
abundance of horses available for
the work. It was expected, how
ever, that horses would be used on
ly during the slack farming season
this fall and winter, so that they
might be released for the usual
spring farming activity.
T. J. Peters, tax and right of way
agent for the O.-W. R. & N. Co.,
has been in the city this week,
checking up tax records at the
court house.
Edited by the Journalism Class of Heppner High School
Editor Armin Wihlon
Assistant Miriam Moyer
Reporters: William Thomson, Roy
Gentry, Rachel Anglin, Alice
Bleakman, Frank Anderson, An
abel Turner, Edmond Gonty,
Kathleen Cunningham.
Space in the Heppner Gazette
Times has been granted to the high
school for the purpose of publishing
school news. Heretofore only par
ents of high school students and a
few others have read the high
school paper. By publishing Its
news in the local newspaper, the
school may acquaint the people of
the community with the school ac
tivities. By creating Interest in it,
the school may be made better.
Therefore, the Heppner High
School wishes to express its sin
cere gratitude and thanks to the
Heppner Gazette Times.
Frosh Initiation Looms.
In short frocks the boys and girls
or the freshman class will come to
the initiation Friday at 7:30 p. m.
The "frosh" will come in couples,
the girls going after the boys. The
class will assemble at the Tum-A-Lum
company. The sophomore com
mittee for the initiation is com
posed of Jennie Swindig, Howard
Furlong and Buddy Batty.
"Frosh Initiation" is a tradition
of the school of which the wearing
of the green is a part. This con
sists of wearing a green ribbon
three inches wide on the loft arm
above the elbow, worn from the
commencement of school until the
Initiation, Which Is within the first
six weeks of school,
Games Are Scheduled.
The opening of the football sea
son brought a realization that a
number of players are needed to
100 Gallons a Minute is
Measure at 211 Feet;
Drilling Continues.
Watermaster Believes Creek Water
May be Abandoned When Irri
gation Season is Over.
Heppner's second artesian well
at the forks of Willow creek, 12
miles south of town, was flowing
at the rate of between 60 and 75
gallons a minute at 208 feet when
drilling stopped Tuesday evening,
and as the drill continued to pound
yesterday a flow of 100 gallons a
minute was measured at 211 feet
The beaming countenance of
young driller Whitney, drilling for
R. J. Strasser and company, con
tractors, as he brought in his first
artesian well was reflected In the
faces of Heppner citizens yester
day as they received the news.
The drill was going through a
soft formation when the measure
ment was taken yesterday after
noon, and Whitney said he expect
ed to reach a depth of 215 feet by
evening if the same formation, was
encountered to that depth.
Councilmen contacted by W. E.
Pruyn, watermaster, when he re
ceived news of the strike, were all
of the opinion that the drill should
be kept going. They have been told
by many outstanding drillers that
the flow of artesian wells is usually
increased by going deeper after the
first flow is struck.
Water is Warmer.
The temperature of the water in
the new well, from 66 to 68 degrees,
is several degrees warmer than that
from the first well some 100 feet
distant indicating that the flow in
the new well may be coming out of
a different formation.
No check has yet been made to
see whether the flow from the first
well has been affected by bringing
in of the new well.
The first well was drilled to a
depth of 211 feet and when first
capped it flowed at the rate of 400
gallons a minute. It was brought
in April 23, 1930. For two years it
adequately supplied the city with
pure water, but this spring the flow
had decreased to little more than
100 gallons a minute, and with the
beginning of the irrigation season
it was necessary for the city to
again turn in water from Willow
creek and chlorination was again
resorted to. It is hoped by the city
heads that the new well will aug
ment the supply to the extent that
creek water will never have to be
used again.
May Stop Chlorination.
Watermaster Pruyn is of the
opinion that as soon as the irriga
tion season is over, the old well will
supply sufficient water for the city's
needs and that chlorination can
again be abandoned. It is the de
sire to have water from the new
well turned in before another sea
son, so that as soon as the mains
are cleared up there is little prob
ability of having to chlorinate the
water supply again.
fill in last year's positions. Among
those gone are the following: Ralph
Forgey, Orrin Furlong, Ralph Ben
ton, Marcel Jones and Floyd Jones.
In spite of nearly half of last
year's team being gone, good pros
pects were shown last Friday,
though the boys lost a 6 to 0 game
to the alumni team.
Coach Mabee was well satisfied
with his squad and thinks they will
hold their high standard again this
The football schedule for this
year is as follows:
Sept 23, Condon at Heppner.
Sept. 30, Pilot Rock at Heppner.
October 7, Athena at Heppner.
Oct 15, Pendleton at Pendleton.
Oct. 21, Hermlston at Heppner.
Oct. 28, Pilot Rock at Pilot Rock.
Nov. 4, lone at Heppner.
Nov. 11, Hermiston at Hermlston.
Mr. Bloom on Committee.
E. F. Bloom, superintendent of
Heppner schools, and Edward In
gles of Lexington are two who have
been appointed from the State Prin
ciples' association to work on a sur
vey of physical education being car
ried on in Oregon.
Mr. Bloom says the state law pro
vides for twenty minutes of physi
cal education a day for every child
physically able. As yet very few
schools support this law, and the
object of the committee is to as
certain to what extent it is being
upheld and to attempt to bring
schools to the observance or revis
ion of the law.
Class Rush Won by Sophomores.
The class rush, an annual high
school affulr, was won by the soph
omores by about 100 points. As a
result, the frosh must, according to
tradition, leave their tiny green pen
nant in the assembly all year.
The events, held at the rodeo
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