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Volume 49, Number 29.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 1932
Subscription $2.00 a Year
SET TO BEGUN
Engineer Norris Meets
Contractor Today to
Go Over Details.
HORSES TO BE USED
$20,000 to be Spent on Belief; Mor
row and Wheeler Men to Get
Preference, If Registered.
C. G. Norris, government engin
eer who had charge of the grade
work on the Heppner-Spray road,
arrived in the city yesterday, and
today expected to meet Cary Ny
berg, Spokane contractor who was
awarded the surfacing contract for
9.45 miles of macadam on the grade
between Chapin creek and Hay
stack canyon. Together they will
go over the details of the work, and
Mr. Norris said actual construction
would probably start soon after the
first of the month.
The contract calls for the use of
hand labor In the quarry, eliminat
ing the drag line, and for horse
power in spreading the gravel on
four miles of the road, as part of
the government unemployment re
lief work. Of the total contract of
$54,000, $20,000 Is to be spent in this
Must be Registered.
So far as labor can be supplied
by them, men for the work will be
picked from the registration lists
of unemployed In Morrow and
Wheeler counties, with fifty percent
of the total number of men used
taken from each county.
Under the new unemployment re
lief set-up, men are hired and fired
by the contractor, while the engin
eer checks to see that no men or
team works more than 30 hours a
week. The county courts have the
responsibility of saying who shall
have preference at the work, with
the order that men with families
and ex-service men shall be given
A list of available horses in this
county taken from the survey made
recently has been furnished the
contractor, from which horses will
be picked. Mr. Norris said the
number of teams ami wagons to be
used would not be known until af
ter he and Mr. Nyberg had gone
over the specifications.
Meals at Low Cost.
Other details of handling the
work, such as the manner of pro
viding feed for the horses, will have
to be worked out. Under the con
tract, however, the contractor Is
not obligated to provide feed. The
contractor is obligated to board
men at a cost not to exceed 35 cents
a meal, but the men are not obliged
to board with the contractor unless
they so desire.
Hand labor will be paid at the
rate of 50 cents an hour, and teams
at the rate of 30 cents an hour, with
the schedule varying for different
kinds of skilled labor.
Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Rietmann
were Saturday visitors in Heppner
from the farm north of lone. Mrs.
Rietmann had but recently return
ed from The Dalles where she was
called by the illness of her father,
Sam E. Van Vactor. Mr. Van Vac
tor has been confined to his bed
for same time, suffering from a
form of paralysis, but he seemed
somewhat improved when Mrs.
Rietmann returned home.
Fred Mankin, Henry Smouse,
Laxton McMurray and Bert John
son of lone took in the meeting of
farmers at the court house Satur
day afternoon. Mr. Smouse stated
that he was about done with his
fall seeding. Others in his locality
are doing some seeding, while many
are awaiting rains before putting
the grain in the ground,
R. L. Bcnge Btates that he will
begin seeding on the Rhea creek
ranch immediately after the first of
the month, rain or no rain, as the
season Is getting pretty well ad
vanced. Ralph took in the meet
ing at the court house Saturday.
Henry Peterson was among far
mers from the Eight Mile section
in Heppner Saturday. He was In
terested In the meeting at the court
house In the afternoon when the
matter of furnishing wheat to
China was discussed.
Bert Palmateer and his father,
W. G. Palmateer, were Morgan res
idents in this city Saturday. Al
Troedson of the same locality was
another visitor here the same day,
Emil Swanson, warehouseman of
lone, was an Interested spectator
taking In the meeting of farmers
at the court house Saturday after
A. A. McCabe, Rhea creek ranch-
ran, was In Heppner Saturday,
spending a short time in the city
while attending to business affairs,
Carl Bergstrom, who farms ex
tensively at Gooseberry, was look
ing after business affaire here Sat
urday. " Adrian Engelman attended to
business affairs in this city Satur
Rosand Rye Seed for sale, W. V.
Pedro, Heppner. 26-29p,
NEW POWER BILL
TALKED BY LIONS
Free-for-All Discussion Brings Out
Main Features of Grange Meas
ure; Fun Committee Acts.
Discussion of the highly technical
and somewhat confusing Grange
power bill took up most of the pro
gram time of the Lions at their
Monday noon luncheon. The sched
uled speaker for the day, who was
to discuss the West truck and bus
bill, failed to show up, and the wa
ter power measure was given ex
temporaneous treatment by the
program chairman. S. E. Notson,
and other members.
It was pointed out in the discuss
ion that the present measure was
designed to overcome some faults
in a similar bill passed two years
ago, although the new bill covers
practically all the features of the
former one. Discussion centered
about the provision of the bill that
calls for the election of three men
to administer the set-up, and the
further provision that authorized
the state to issue bonds up to six
percent of the assessed valuation
for the purpose of putting the meas
ure into successful operation. It
was stated in the discussion that
if carried the measure would put
the state into the business of man
ufacturing and distributing electric
Chas. W. Smith, county agent,
called attention to the meeting of
Morrow county wheat farmers last
Saturday, when the proposed sale
of Northwest wheat to China was
considered, and asked that the bus
iness men of the city become fa
miliar with the details of the plan
in order that they may be able to
give assistance in carrying it out.
The fun committee of the club,
consisting of C. W. Smith, Gay M.
Anderson and P. W. Mahoney, was
given fifteen minutes over time for
the purpose of demonstrating that
they were prepared to function at
any time, and they succeeded in
giving club members a hearty laugh
County Agent Tolls Fanner Broad-
acrea of Event Featured by
MARY LUNDELL. Lecturer.
"How-de-do, Mister County Ag
'Why, hello, Farmer Broadacres!
How is the family, yourself Includ
ed?" "Wall, I ain't quite so pert, but
the missus an' kids is fair to mld-
dlin'. Say, what's this here I been
ahearin' about some demercrats a-
talkin' in Lexington? It 'pears to
me like as if these here pollytician
fellers is mighty plentiful of late.
How come? An why Is this here
Grange amixin' In these here dem-
ercrat doin's? I allays hearn as
how they is supposed to be tryin'
to tell us old timers how to grow
more wheat an' onions. Ain't this
here country good enuf fer 'em no
"Oh, yes, Bill, the country is the
best in the world, but there has
been too much oppression and de
pression to suit our farmer folk as
well as other citizens, and we are
taking this opportunity to inform
ourselves of the causes of such con
ditions and possible remedies. We
are having Mr. J. W. Maloney of
Pendleton over to talk to us. He
Is the democratic candidate for
state treasurer, and can give us
some valuable Information. Also,
Captain Arthur A. Ward of Lewis-
ton, Idaho, will tell us something
more regarding the 'Plan of Colum
bia River Development'. Did you
ever hear a real captain talk, Bill?"
'No, I can't say as I ever did
not so's to recollect It, no how."
"You and Mrs. Broadacres had
better drive over to Lexington on
Saturday and hear the program.
Tell your neighbors about the
speakers we are to have perhaps
they will be Interested."
"Well, me an' Sam Hlhat ain't a
speakin' since he druv my mules
outen' his paster lot; an' Jerry Big-
low ain t to horn ; an' the missus
can't come 'cause she hes to git din
ner an' see 'at the chores git did;
but mebbie I kin git thar if that
old red cow I bot off Jed Brown
don't die. She's been ailln, of late
an' Sarrie don't seem to know what
ails her. Sarrie give her a dose of
Watson's liniment and McCondon's
condition powders and some stuff
she got off o' that er Rallpray fel
ler but don't nothin' 'pear to help
her none. Tom Elders sed mebbie
If I'd feed her it might help, but I
don't know; you never can tell 'bout
"There are to be some fine musi
cal and entertainment numbers In
addition to the speakers. I under
stand one Grange will have a little
playlet about 'George Washington
Comes Back.' Other numbers will
be In colonial costume, also."
"Wall, I sure would like to hear
them slngln's an' Bpenkin's. Mcb
bie Sarrie could see a way to make
thet red callker dress I bo't fer her
last Chrlstmns. We'll be thar.
Thank 'e, kindly, Mr. County Ag
Morrow County Pomona Grange,
Lexington, Saturday, Oct. 1st, 1932.
Program at 2 o'clock p. im to which
the public is cordially invited.
Extra fine cabbage for sale. Any
amount. S. H. Shannon city, 30p
JENNIE E. MCMURRAY.
R. E. Harbison, former ware
houseman of Morgan now making
his home at Orenco, was transact
ing business and greeting old neigh
bors in lone and Morgan Tuesday
and Wednesday. He was accom
panied by a friend, Gail Karns, also
of Orenco. The young man was
doing the driving.
Mr. and Mrs, Elisha Sperry are
moving into town for the winter.
They will live In the Mrs. Jonh
Louy house on Second street, re
cently vacated by the Clair Cal
Ted Mathews was seriously In
jured early last week while assist
ing with the haying on the Jack
Hynd ranch near Cecil. Matthews
had gone up on the derrick when it
broke, letting him fall, resulting in
serious injury to his knee. The
x-ray taken in Heppner showed
that the knee cap was broken.
The ladies of the American Le
gion auxiliary are giving a benefit
dance at Legion hall Saturday
night, October 8. There will be
good music and good eats. Come
and join In the fun of a "barn
Miss Geneva Pettyjohn, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Pettyjohn of
Morgan, and Marlon Palmer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer
of Lexington, were married at
Heppner at ten o'clock Sunday
morning, Joel R. Benton, pastor of
the Church of Christ, officiating.
The brief marriage ceremony was
pertormed at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Eph Eskelson, relatives of the
bridegroom, and present to witness
the exchange of the marraige vows
were the members of the Palmer
and Pettyjohn families, and Roy
Lindstrom, an intimate friend of
Mr. Palmer. The bride was beau
tiful in a gown of pale blue lace:
the bridegroom wore a suit of navy
blue. They were unattended. Im
mediately following the ceremony
they motored to the Pettyjohn
home near Morgan where luncheon
was served and soon after Mr. and
Mrs. Palmer left by auto for Port
land and Salem. At the latter place
they are In attendance this week
at the State fair.
The young people are both mem
bers of prominent and well known
families of this section, and have a
host of friends who wish them hap
piness. Mrs. Palmer Is a graduate
of lone high school, class of 1931.
Mr. Palmer is a graduate of Lex
ington high school and was a stu
dent for a while at Pacific univer
sity, Forest Grove. They will make
their home In Lexington. Mr. Pal
mer is engaged in farming.
Bobby Crowell, six-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Darnell Crowell of
Morgan, broke his arm while at
play Saturday. He was taken to
Heppner where a physician dressed
the injured member. Young Bobby
has been unfortunate this summer
as shortly before the opening of
school he suffered a broken arm.
The Grange program given at Ce
cil Saturday evening was interest
ing and well attended. Jesse Tur
ner, candidate for district repre
sentative, was the chief speaker. A
dance followed the program.
Next Saturday Pomona Grange
will meet In Lexington. There will
be an all day meeting with a dance
in the evening.
Freshman initiation was held at
the school auditorium Friday eve
ning and the following boys and
girls are now full fledged members
of the student body: Virginia Grif-
nui, irene Zinter, Elaine Nelson,
Ellis Pettyjohn, Ruth Kitching,
Hattie Van Scholack, Helen Gra
bill, Frances Troedson. Ross Belle
Perry, Lee Pettyjohn, Donald Mc-
JMllgott, Arthur Bergstrom, Eugene
Normoyle, Louis Beezley, Clifford
McCabe, Miriam Hale, Harlan Mc
Curdy and Mildred Lundell.
Ture Peterson has recently been
having the slaughter house remod
eled and repainted. Charles Allin
ger and Charley Botts have been
doing the work.
Wayland Ritchie returned the
middle of last week from a trip to
Clackamas where he visited his sis-
tor, Mrs. Ted Troge, to Estacada
for a few days with another sister,
Mrs. Paul Lovell, and to Portland
where he was a guest at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pomerantz.
Mrs. Frank Engelman is In the
country at the Adrian Engelman
home assisting in the care of Mrs.
kngclman who is quite 111.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith. Mrs.
Walter Corley, John Louy and Miss
uorothy Clark were Portland vis
itors last week. Miss Clark re
mained in the city and plans on
making a trip to the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark,
at jvieutora before she returns to
lone for the winter.
Two young men took a room at
the Park hotel one night last week.
They departed quietly during the
night, taking the bedding with them
and forgetting to pay for their
room, 'iney were later apprehend
ed at the F. H. Watts ranch just
dciow town and the bedding was
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Warren, Mr.
ana Mrs. ciarenoe Warren and
Clarence Nelson and children have
been camped in the mountains,
While the women and children In
the party were enjoying the outing,
the men wore engaged In hunting
ueer ana grouse.
Duncan Ross of Albany passed
through town Monday with a fine
buck which he had killed In the
mountains above Heppner. Mr.
Ross Is a former lone resident.
Mr. Holmes is another hunter
passing through town Monday with
a buck. His home is in Portland
and he is the son of Georgo Holmes
who years gone by used to run the
livery stable In lone.
(Continued on Page Six)
George Vincent One of
Two Boys Smothered
RESCUE TRY FUTILE
Scion of Mrs. Mattie Adklns Was
Mac Hi Sophomore, Aged 15;
Once Lived at Lena.
George Vincent, grandson of Mrs.
Mattie Adklns of this city, was one
of two boys who lost their lives
when the roof of a cave in which
they were digging collapsed, smoth
ering them to death, near Ferndale,
Sunday. Vincent was the son of
Mrs. Sam Crigler, formerly Mrs.
Waldo Vincent of Lena, and daugh
ter of Mrs. Adkins. He formerly
lived at Lena with his parents. He
was a sophomore at Mac Hi, Mil-ton-Freewater
high school, and a
member of the football squad. Vin
cent and Fred Rauscholb, his companion-victim,
were each 15 years
The cave-in buried the boys un
der 700 pounds of earth, and when
they were recovered some 30 min
utes later their bloody fingers gave
grim evidence of their futile efforts
at escape. Walla Walla firemen
worked vainly for two hours at ar
tificial respiration. The boys' wind
pipes were packed with dirt which
was hurriedly cleaned out to no
The Walla Walla Daily Union
gives a further account as follows:
Fingers bloody and torn from
futile efforts to dig free of the op
pressing earth bank, the bodies of
George Vincent and Fred Raus
cholb, 15-year-old McLaughlin high
school sophomores, were pulled
from a huge pile of dirt that 30
minutes before had been their "gang
cave, yesterday afternoon.
City firemen, Chief Tom Casey,
Captain Carl Gregory, and Jack
Blandford, worked steadily for two
hours in vain efforts of artificial
respiration. But the lads showed
no signs of life from the moment
they were taken from the bank.
Their windpipes were stuffed full
of dirt which was hur-;!dly cleaned
but to no avail.
The boys were enlarging the in
terior of a recently dug cave in a
30-foot bank ,by the Walla Walla
river, in Ingle chapel district about
a mile south and east of Ferndale
school, Ore. Eight feet in from the
small circular entrance, the boys
were busily scooping from the roof
when an estimated 700 pounds of
dirt fell upon them. Allan Ballou,
not working because of a previous
arm injury, was about to enter the
cave when it collapsed. He and
Stanley Haun, a fourth friend, rush
ed to Sam Crigler, Vincent's step
father on whose property the cave
Running from the dinner table,
Crigler grabbed a shovel and, while
the boys went for further help, dug
frantically by himself. Once,
neighbors said, the arms and hands
of his step-son were clutching thru
Crigler grabbed the lad's hands
and attempted to pull him from
the bank, but the weight of the
earth was too great and as he dug
further, the flaky earth crumbled
down the hillside more and more.
making the work difficult even for
the 20 men who joined In.
The cave-in occurred at about 1:15
p. m. and it was more than 20 min
utes before Vincent was extricated.
Flat and almost crushed by the
earth, no hope was held for him
from the start. Ten minutes later
the body of Rauschkolb was locat
ed. In a sitting position with a sort
of air-hole in front of his face, it
was hoped that he could be revived.
Vincent, the son of Mrs. Sam
Crigler, Ferndale, was on the foot
ball squad of the Milton-Freewater
high school. A sister, Maxine, is
In training at Portland.
loung Rauschkolb, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Rauschkolb, promin
ent fruit raisers of the Sunnyside,
Ore., district, was an active young
fisherman and a moniber of Troop
21, Boy Scouts.
A crowd of 50 during the last
stages of digging grew to more
than 100 during the later afternoon
as the firemen worked on the
Joint Scout Meeting Set
For Next Wednesday
A joint court of honor for Boy
Scouts of lone, Lexington and
Heppner is announced to be held at
the Elks hall here next Wednesday
evening. Scout Executive Hayes
of the Blue Mountain council will
preside All parents, and especial
ly the parents of scouts, are urged
During Mr. Hnyes' visit there will
also be a joint mooting of execu
tlve committees and scoutmasters
of the three towns.
EXAMINER HI KE OCT. 8.
C. M. Bentloy, examiner of oper
ators and chauffeurs, will be In
Heppner Wednesday, October 5, at
the court house between the hours
of 11 a. mi. and 5 p. m., according
to a recent announcement released
from the secretary of state's olllce.
All those wishing permits or licen
ses to drive cars are asked to get
In touch with Mr. Bentley at that
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Joseph Eskelson, who has been
visiting with relatives here the past
few weeks, returned to his home in
Lexington Grange will entertain
Morrow County Pomona Grange
Saturday, October 1. This will be
an all-day meeting with a business
meeting In the forenoon. In the
afternoon there will be a program
to which the public Is cordially in
vited. Oantain Arthur A. WarH onH
Judge J. W. Maloney of Pendleton,
aemocratic candidate for state
treasurer, will be the nrincinal
soeakers. Canfain Wo rA nrhtx la
managing director of the' Western
inianu waterways corporation and
who makes his headauarters at
Lewiston. Idaho, will sneak on the
development of the Columbia river
ior river transportation. Other
numbers on the nrosxam will ho a
vocai auet By Mrs. Frank Turner
and Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, piano solo
by Mrs. Jesse O. Turner and a num
ber by the Missildlne trio. There
will also be a number from each of
the other granges in the county
but we have not been Informed as
to just what these will he Tim
program will begin at two o'clock.
At the evening session the fifth
degree will be exemplified by the
Miss Tina Dohertv who u a
nurse in St Vincent's hospital in
Portland, is visiting at the home of
her parents. Mr. and Mrs T n
Doherty of Black Horse.
ine coming Sunday will be the
annual Rally Dav in the Chnreh
of Christ The Bible school has
been in preparation for this occa
sion ior several weeks, as also the
Church. PeODle are nlannino- to
come from far and near to join in
the fellowship of the day. A gen
eral invitation has been extended
and a record attendance is
pated. It Will all he worth while
The basket dinner at the noon hour
will be a real occasion. Come on.
Orville Cutsforth has 1 mraH the
Leach ranch and will farm it in
connection with his other holdings.
Mrs. Minnie Leach McMillan and
her daughter Onal will en to r.nU.
fornia and Jim expects to go to
Mr. and Mrs. Svlvanna Wright
and sons Llovd and Rnsaell return.
ed Monday from the Willamette
vaney wnere they have been for
Guests this week of Mr. and Mrs
W. L. Copenhaver were Mr anrt
Mrs. Dick Swift and Mr. and Mrs.
Lonnie Copenhaver who have spent
the summer ir, Vsnmuupp "w r
They left Wednesday for Puyallup,
vva.su., ana irom mere tney will go
to San Francisco and on to Mpvi
After their return from Mexico they
will spend the winter in southern
anrornia, in or near Chula Vista.
Relatives here have received word
from Jimmie Eskelson. fnrmerlv nf
Lexington but who now makes his
home in Portland, that he was In
an automobile accident while nn
his wav to Salem last week TJr,
one was seriously hurt although
Jimmie was badly shaken up and
was compelled to abandon his trip
to Salem and return to Portland on
account of damages done to his car.
Helen Doherty of Black Horse
spent the week end with Naomi
Mrs. Harrv Dines. who ha a heon
visiting relatives in Portland the
past few weeks, returned to her
Mrs. J. G. Johnson received a
letter from relatives In Astoria say
ing that her brother, Marcus Hend
ricks, is in a hospital suffering an
ttLuicK or pneumonia.
Mrs. Harrv Schriever and Miss
Dona Barnett attended the lamh
demonstration in Heppner last
Mr. Metcalf of Portland was
transacting business in Lexineton
this week. While here he was at
the home of O. Hamiewnod who
farms Mr. Metcalf's ranch in the
Social Ridge district
Mr. and Mrs. George Peck and
sons were dinner guests Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller.
Miss Lucille Bevmer nf Hennner
is staying with her grandmother,
Mrs. Sarah Booher. who has been
ill. Mrs. Booher had a heart attack
last week but is reported to be much
Mr. and Mrs. Rov Oamnhell of
Clark's canyon had as their guests
Sunday Judge and Mrs. W. T.
Campbell of Heppner, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Campbell of Snokane. Wash..
and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keene
and son Brice of Rhea creek. J. A.
Campbell is a brother of Judge
Campbell and he and Mrs. Camp
bell have been visiting at the Camp
bell home In Heppner.
Lexington radio fans were pleas
ed to hear Laurel Beach sing over
KGW Sunday morning. He sang
two numbers and was accompanied
by Miss Helen Falconer at the
piano. Laurel has entered the Uni
versity of Oregon, majoring in mu
sic. Miss Falconer, who taught
here two years ago, is teaching in
the Pendleton school this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ingle3 were
hosts at a golf bridge party Satur
day evening, honoring the school
faculty. Those present were Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Turner, Mr. and
Mt'3, Lester White, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Dinges, Mr. and Mrs. Karl
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gentry,
Mr, and Mrs. Fred Lucas, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Schriever, Mr. and Mrs,
Elmer Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. George Peck,
Mr. Johnson, Mrs. Laura Scott,
Miss Betsy Ashor, Miss Eula Mc
Millan, George Glllls and Mr. and
Mrs. Ingles. High score was won
by Mrs. Scott and Mr, Schriever.
The Student Body association
held a meeting Thursday afternoon
(Continued on Page Six)
GRAND JURY FINDS
THREE TRUE BILLS
Indictments Returned Against Sla
ter and Gordon; Report Made
At End of Four-Day Session.
Three true bills and one not a
true bill were returned by the grand
jury which ended a four-day grind
at the court house Friday.
Jack Slater of Klamath Falls was
indicted on a charge of manslaugh.
ter, the result of an automobile a.c-
cident in the north end of the coun
ty recently which caused the death
of Roy Durbin, also of Klamath
Lum Gordon was indicted on a
charge of "setting up and operate
ing a distillery for the purpose of
manufacturing intoxicating liquors
for beverage purposes." On arraign
ment he plead not guilty and was
bound over for trial.
The third true bill was a secret
The grand jury was in session
four days. Composing the body
were H. J. Biddle, foreman; J. T.
Morgan, Elmer Musgrave, John
Clark, Glenn R. Hadley, W. E. Pet
tyjohn and Fred Albert. Their re
"We have been In session four
days and have investigated all mat
ters pertaining to the violation of
the criminal statutes of the state
of Oregon, committed in Morrow
county or triable therein which
have been brought to our attention
or of which we had knowledge ex
cept some matters concerning
which evidence is not available at
the present time.
"We have returned three true
bills and one not a true bill.
"We have inspected the county
offices and find all records correct
ly and properly kept so far as we
are able to ascertain, and find the
officers in charge courteous and ef
ficient "We have inspected the jail and
find it in very good condition ex
cept that ventilation is not as good
as it should be, and we would rec
ommend that the ventilation there
of be improved as soon as funds
therefor may be available.
We have inspected the county
house for the poor and find it In a
At a short session of circuit court
presided over by Judge C. L. Sweek,
when he received the grand jury re
port a judgment was granted the
First National Bank of Heppner
against A. W. Gammell in the sum
of $260, attorneys fee and costs, and
ordering the sale of attached per
Jay Hiatt Missed by Inches When
Bullet Hits Animal; Three
Men Being Sought
The sheriff's office and local state
police are trying to locate three
men, one of whom at 4:30 last Fri
day afternoon shot a white horse
from under Jay Hiatt while he was
h'unting in the mountains on Deer
creek, near the borderline of Mor
row and Grant counties.
The horse was shot through the
shoulder with a .303 rifle bullet,
where the last of three shots struck
the horse not six inches from Hi
att's leg while he was riding in the
open in plain view of the men some
400 yards distant.
The first two shots went wild, and
Hiatt became conscious that they
were coming in his direction only
after the second shot when he look
ed around and espied the men. The
third shot came almost immediate
ly before he was fully aware of the
danger and the stricken horse went
down, pinning him beneath. He
yelled, and the men, instead of com
ing to his assistance, ran away.
Hiatt's first thought on hearing
the shots was that his hunting com
panion, Eldon McFerrin, was shoot
ing at a deer. McFerrin, who was
down on the creek below Hiatt in.
turn thought it was Hiatt who was
doing the shooting. It was not un
til he heard the yells that he sens
ed something was wrong and came
to Hiatt's assistance. McFerrin,
however, heard all three shots lodge
and said the third sounded like It
hit Into a bag of something soft.
When the horse fell with Hiatt, it
landed on one of Hiatt's legs, and
it slid with him a considerable dis
tance down the mountainside, bad
ly twisting his leg muscle.
After getting the horse up, he at
tempted to ride it, but after going
for about a hundred yards it be
came apparent that the horse was
too severely Injured to go farther,
and the boys were forced to shoot
it. ' The trip back to camp was
made with difficulty and it was
some time before Hiatt reached the
assistance of a physician in Hepp
ner. After having his leg dressed,
he was able to walk, and has been
taking care of his trucking and
farming interests in the usual man
ner since, though still very sore.
CUB MEETING CHANGED.
The Business and Professional
Womens club pot luck luncheon,
originally announced to be held at
the home of Mrs. W. O. Dix next
Monday evening, has been changed
to the home of Mrs. Agnes Curran
on next Tuesday evening at 6:30
Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Bergstrom, pio
neer residents of Eight Mile, were
spending a few hours in this city
STUNT NIGHT PLANS
LAID FOR LIBRARY
Organizations Again to be
Asked to Prepare Skits;
October 26 is Date.
HELP SAID NEEDED
Large Supply of Books Finds
Ready Circulation; Struggle
Had to Keep Going.
No more favored attraction In
years past has been staged In Hepp
ner than the annual home-talent
vaudeville presented by various or
ganizations of the city as a benefit
for the Heppner Public library. Oc
tober 26 is the date announced by
the association for Its presentation
this year, plans for which are well
in hand by the committee headed
by James T. Lumley with Miss Aud
rey Beymer, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers,
Mrs. Charlotte Gordon and Clar
ence Hayes as assistants.
All organizations of the city will
be contacted by the committee im
mediately with a view to having
each prepare a stunt in the same
manner as has so successfully put
Stunt Night over in past years.
Burned Out Twice.
Heppner's public library has had
a hectic history. Twice, after get
ting a good start, its books were
consumed by fire. The last organi
zation, perfected some three years
ago, started from scratch with the
assistance of the state library. Lack
of sufficient public funds made it
necessary for the public-spirited
citizens who contributed a dollar
each to form the library associa
tion, to look for other means of
support if the libary was to ren
der a worth-while service to the
In its second year under the lead
ership of Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
president the library this year
faces a decreased appropriation
from the city which is barely suf
ficient to pay the rent
The library is now located in
fireproof quarters in the Humph
reys building which have been at
One of the largest boosts the li
brary has received came in the na
ture of a bequest from the late
Fannie O. Rood, all of which money
was used to purchase new books
A large supply of good books, both
fiction and non-fiction, is now be
ing circulated for folks of all ages,
with an exceptionally large supply
of good books for children.
5875 Books Lent In Year.
The library has been patronized
by nearly all the people of Hepp
ner and vicinity, the total circula
tion for last year being 5875 books.
Younger people especially avail
themselves of the library facilities,
and it has been a valuable asset to
children as a fountain for refer
ence in their school work.
In addition to the books, a num
ber of good magazines are kept on
the reading table for free use of
Among the newer books recently
added to the library are such works
as "State Fair" by Phil Stone; "The
Fountain" by Chas. Morgan; "Oc
tober House" by Kay Cleaver Stra
han, an Oregon author, in the Ac
tion class; "The Pilgrim's Party,"
"Mother Nature's Little People,"
"Play Time Around the World,"
and many other good books for
children; and in the non-fiction
class, "The Fun of It," the story by
Amelia Earhart; "Queen Victoria,"
and "Black Laughter."
Ladies and girls of the town do
nate their services as librarians to
keep the library open six hours a
week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays
from 3 to 5 p. m., and on Thurs
days from 7 to 9 p. m.
With hardly enough revenue In
sight to meet its overhead expense,
the library needs support if it is to
keep apace with the demands being
made on it its officers say, in ask
ing support of "Stunt Night," prom
ising that aside from getting full
value in entertainment on the eve
ning of October 26, all who attend
may be assured that they are help
ing out a worthy cause.
Forest Burning Season
Closed Until Oct. 15th
The season for burnlnz slashinc-a
In the timber, originally closed un
til October first, will remain closed
until October 15, and It will be nec
essary for anyone burning slashings
before that time to have a license
according to word received by lo
cal nre waraens.
Low humidity and the extremely
dry Condition of the forest area.
was said to make such action neces
Books for the Woman's Study
club's new program topic, "Loafing
Through the Pacific," have arrived
and are on reserve at the Heppner
library, where they may be taken
out by any member of the club.
"Hawaii" is the subject for the Oc
tober 10 meeting.
Mayor John Louy of lone was a
visitor here this forenoon. The
lone people will be in position to
care for their unemployed this fall
and winter, and the mayor was get
ting a supply of the proper regis