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Volume 49, Number 43.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 19313.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
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ECONOMY PROGRAM
TO FEATURE 1933
All City Employees Take
Cut in Pay Under Bud
get for New Year.
NEW MAYOR ON JOB
Two New Councllmen Sworn In;
First Meeting of the Tear
Held Tuesday Evening.
The first meeting for the new
year of the council of the city of
Heppner was held Tuesday evening
at council chambers, with all mem
bers present, as well as a number
of visitors, who were on hand to
get a slant on the outlook for the
year 1933, as presented by the new
mayor and his colleagues. Mayor
Anderson, who has served as coun
cilman for four years and Is not a
novice when It comes to handling
the affairs of the city, was modest
in his pronouncements. He had no
set inaugural speech, but took just
enough time to say that he was
ready to cooperate in every way
with the members of the council In
working for the best interests of
the city, and his efforts would be
given to that end. A program of
strict economy for the year is to
be carried out, and this idea seemed
to prevail with the entire council.
Besides Mayor Gay M. Anderson,
new members sworn in were C. W.
Smith and Dr. A. D. McMurdo as
councllmen. The other members
of the body are Frank Shively, re
elected, W. C. Cox, D. T. Goodman
and Jeff Jones; retiring councllmen,
Gay M. Anderson and L. E. Bisbee,
the latter after a long period of
continuous service. W. G. McCarty
is retiring mayor, having served the
city in that capacity for the past
eight years. Other officials of the
city are S. P. Devln, marshal, G. A.
Bleakman, night marshal, E. R.
Huston, recorder; W. O. Dix, treas
urer; J. J. Nys, city attorney; W. E.
Pruyn, watermaster. Sadie Sigs
bee, bookkeeper, water department,
and Mark Merrill, fire chief.
As evidence of the economy pro
gram of the new regime, a cut In
the salaries of the city employees
was made as follows: Marshal, from
$110 to $90. watermaster, from $120
to $100; bookkeeper, from $30 to!
$25; recorder, from $22.50 to $20;
treasurer, from 22.50 to $20; city
attorney, from $22.50 to $20; night
marshal from $75 to $70; fire chief
from $10 to $7.50.
A number of matters came up
for discussion, among them being
the new well, city building and con
struction of bridges. The first of
these seems right now to be the
question of greatest concern. The
plan of having the contractor hold
up drilling for a time until some
tests can be made touching the flow
of water will be handled by the
mayor. From conclusions reached
to date the opinion prevails that
much water is getting away thru
fissures in the original well, and the
councllmen figure a test should be
made to determine the extent of
this seepage. Members of the
council met with the county court
Wednesday to talk over with them
the preserj; status of the deal for
the Gilman building, the purchase
of which was undertaken a short
time ago. If the city comes Into
possession of this building, It Is to
be converted Into a city hall, should
present plans materialize. By the
adoption of strict economy In all
the affairs of the city, the council
hopes to be In position to build one
or two needed bridges this year.
The question of a city dumping
ground also received consideration.
ON OREGON FARMS
Tillamook Bortfleld turnips have
replaced grain In the dairy ration
on the John Komlnoth farm from
late August through November
with no falling off in the milk flow
as compared with a year ago. Kom
lnoth cooperated with County Ag
ent Bcrgstrom in conducting a fer
tilizer trial with his root crop this
year with the result that on a plot
given 400 pounds of super phos
phate per acre the yield was 41
tons to the acre compared with 34
tons on the check plot. This extra
seven tons of roots represented a
gain of $17.50 an acre when figured
in the equivalent of grain at $25 a
ton.
Newberg The best yield of corn
he has ever grown was obtained by
H. Nelson this year on his farm
near here on one of the trial plant
ings conductetd In cooperation with
the McMlnnvllle grange and the
county agent's olllce. The yield
from selected Minnesota 13 seed
was nearly 70 bushels green weight
or about 50 bushels dry weight,
Some of this corn took second place
at the Pacific International Live
stock show,
Corvallls Farmers here will soon
have an opportunity to see in ac
tion a set of the new balloon tractor
rubber tires that are said to be a
revolutionary advance In tractor
making. A set of the tires on spec
ial rims has been shipped to the ag.
rlcultural engineering department
at the state college where a tractor
equipped with these tlrea will be
tried out in comparison with one
of the same make but with the
regulation steel wheels.
I0NE
JENNIE E. MCMURRAT.
Coming as a surprise to the
friends here was the marriage, dur
ing the holiday vacation of Miss
Florence Emmons and Mr. Lyle N.
Riggs. "From the Capital Journal of
Salem, we copy the following: "At
a charmingly simple service Miss
Florence Eleanor Emmons, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Emmons,
became the bride of Lyle N. Riggs,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
Riggs of Portland, Wednesday af
ternoon (December 28) at 3 o'clock
in the home of the bride's parents
on Court street Dr. Fred C. Tay-
lor of Portland read the service in
the presence of 20 guests.
"Preceding the ceremony Miss
Lillian Scott sang "Oh, Promise
Me," accompanied by Miss Edith
Findley.
"The bride wore a smart after
noon frock of gray crepe embellish
ed with Jet buttons. Her accessor
les were of gray and she wore a
corsage of Cecil Brunner roses.
"Following the ceremony an In
formal reception was held. The
serving table was centered with a
low arrangement of roses and sweet
peas with tall Ivory tapers flanking
the arrangement. Mrs. Lillian Hag-
man presided at the urns and as
sisting her in the serving were
Miss Genevieve Emmons, Mrs.
Clarence Emmons, Miss Ethel Le-
ona Riggs and Miss Maxine Riggs.
"For her going away ensemble
Mrs. Riggs chose a tailored brown
suit trimmed in brown fur. She
wore a small brown hat and brown
accessories. They left Immediate
ly after the reception for a short
wedding trip.
"Mrs. Riggs is a graduate of
Willamette university, where she
was a member of Delta Phi soror
ity. For the past, three years she
has been teaching at lone. Mr.
Riggs Is a graduate of Oregon
State college, where he was affiliat
ed with Phi Pi Phi fraternity. He
Is a member of the Clatskanie
school system."
Mr. Riggs held a position on the
high school faculty of the lone
school for two years before going
to Clatskanie. Both Mr. and Mrs.
Riggs have many friends here who
wish them happiness. Mrs. Riggs
returned to lone Monday evening.
We understand she will continue
her work In the lone school until
the close of the year. A Jolly crowd
gathered at her home on Second
street on the evening of her arri
val to give her a mock serenade
and to wish her much Joy.
One of the chief social events of
the past week was the dancing par
ty Thursday night at the bachelor
home of Carl Troedson on the M.
R. Morgan ranch, eight miles from
lone. Guests present were Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Gorger and two chil
dren, Leo Gorger, Joe Gorger, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Linday, Miss Nan
cy Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Carlson, Janet and Charles, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Lundell, Charles, Ray
mond and Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Swanson, Miss Norma Swan
son, Carlton Swanson, Clel Rea,
Miss Mabel Smith, Miss Bonnie
Smith, Harvey Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Beckner, Eugene and Harry
Normoyle, Nelson Beckner, Tillman
Beckner, George Chandler, Mrs.
Mulvane, Miss Mary McDevitt,
Linea Troedson, Johan Troedson,
Francis Troedson, Miss Edna Lind
strom, Roy Lindstrom, Joe Gibson,
Mrs. Harry Cool, Miss Mabel Cool,
Mr. and Mrs. George Snider, Mr.
and Mrs. Clive Huston, Miss Velma
Huston, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Mc
Cabe and daughter, Mr. and Mrs
James McCabe, Earl McCabe, Har
old Anderson, Irvine Anderson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Brlstow, Miss
Lucille Bristow and T. E. Peter
son. Mr. Troedson proved himself
to be a kindly host and all present
report a most enjoyable time.
Another enjoyable affair of Thurs
day evening of last week was the
dancing and card party given by
George Ely In honor of his son
Francis who was home for the hol
iday vacation. Thirty-flve guests
were present. Special entfrtain
ment features were the songs by
Donald Heliker and Robert Botts,
with guitar accompaniment. Re
freshments of sandwiches, cake and
coffee were served at a late hour.
Mrs. Gus Wilcox, assisted by her
daughter, Mrs. Clyde Denny, enter
tained with a delightful bridge
party on last Thursday evening at
her pleasant ranch home. The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Mankln, Mr. and Mrs. Werner
Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs. Omar
Rietmann, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Cot
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Corley,
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blake, Mr,
and Mrs. Earl Blake, Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Mason, Mr, and Mrs. Oliver
Haguewood and Mr. and Mrs, Vic
tor Peterson. High score was made
by Mrs. Victor Peterson and Wer
ner Rietmann; low by Mrs. Bert
Mason and Oliver Haguewood. De
licious refreshments of pumpkin
pie with whipped cream and cof.
fee were served. The house was
gay with Yuletide decorations.
A no-hostess bridge party was
held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Blaine Blackwell on New Year1
eve. Guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Kenneth Blake, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Blake, Mr.' and Mrs. Carl Allyn,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baldwin, Mr.
and Mrs. Elisha Sperry, Mr. and
Mrs. William Whltson, Mrs. Char
ley Chrlstopherson and Clifford
Chrlstopherson. Following the
cards, refreshments were served
and from that time until well Into
the new year dancing was enjoyed.
Mrs. Earl Eskelson and Mrs. Lee
Howell were joint hostesses at a
watch party Saturday night at the
former's home In Heppner. The
guests were the members of Mrs.
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Something Wrong Here
Rho Howell, Hardman,
Victim of Pneumonia
Rho Stanford Howell, eldest son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howell of
Hardman, passed to eternal rest at
Morrow General hospital in this
city Monday night, January 2, 1933,
at the age of 21 years, 9 months
and 6 days. Death followed an
illness of some two weeks or more,
Mr. Howell suffering first an at
tack of pneumonia, and later un
dergoing operations for appendici
tis, from which he failed to recover.
Funeral services are being held
at Hardman today, Thursday, at
1:00 o'clock, in the community
church, with Joel R. Benton of
Heppner in charge, and Interment
will be in i. O. O. F. cemetery,
Phelps Funeral Home of Heppner
caring for all arrangements.
Mr. Howell was born at Hard-
man March 27, 1911. Besides his
parents he is survived by three
brothers, Clifford, Everett and Mar
vin, his aged paternal grandmother
Howell and his maternal grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam McDaniel,
all of Hardman; also numerous
other relatives and a large host of
friends of the community. His un
timely death came as a severe
shock to all of these.
Morrow Pomona Grange
Meets at Cecil Saturday
Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at the grange hall In Ce
cil Saturday, with Willows Grange
as host The principal speaker for
the occasion will be Mac Hoke of
Pendleton, his subject being "Taxa
tion and Tax Reduction."
Greenfield Grange will present a
playlet, "The Marriage Shoppe,"
and Willows Grange a musical
number and tableau. Other granges
of the county will have part in the
program, which is expected to be
one of much interest.
RED CROSS ROLL CALL,
Morrow county has not yet se
cured its quota on the Red Cross
roll call. The memberships to date
are as follows: Lexington 17, lone
6, Irrigon 9, Boardman 6, Heppner
This leaves us 24 short. This
county has never failed heretofore
to meet its quota, so far as the
writer can remember. Let us not
fail this time. If you have not
done so, send In your dollar to the
treasurer, Mr. J. W. Hlatt. The
money will be needed before win
ter is over. Moreover, we have re
ceived from the government stock
of cotton supplies of clothing
amounting to more than the money
we will contribute to the Red
Cross headquarters. And there will
be more received soon. We will
also receive another allotment of
flour. So, in all fairness, we should
bring up our quota.
Some persons have some hesita
tion about signing the receipts for
clothing and other supplies fur
nished, but the Red Cross must ac
count for everything to the govern
ment, so no one should hesitate to
sign the receipts. It is not fair to
have the local distributors held for
supplies which have been given out.
No one objects to signing a receipt
tor a registered letter. This la sim
liar.
S. E. NOTSON, Chairman,
Returning from Portland Wed
nesday, F. W. Turner was accom
panled by his son, Robert, and wife
who will visit for a few days with
tne home folks.
The Gazette Times' Printing Ser
vice Is complete. Try It .
CALVIN C00LIDGE
CALLED BY DEATH
A news flash over the radio at
about 11:15 this morning an
nounced the sudedn death be
tween the hours of 9:30 and 10:00
o'clock a. m., of Calvin Coolidge,
ex-president of the United States.
According to the radio announce
ment Mr. CooUdg wont to his
office as usual this morning, and
returned later to his home and
went upstairs to rest He was ac
companied by his secretary, who
waited below for dismissal for the
day. Mrs. Coolidge came in from
a shopping tr'p, went upstairs
and discovered Mr. Coolidge dead
in his bedroom. The former
chief executive had been suffer
ing for some time with indiges
tion and it is assumed this was
the cause of his passing;
Farm Mortgage Situation
Perplexes All Concerned
The farm mortgage situation is
one of the serious economic prob
lems confronting the country, ac
cording to a review of the agricul
tural situation by the Oregon State
college extension service in the cur
rent agricultural situation report.
Due to the sharp drop In farm In
come, this problem is perplexing a
great many farm owners and mort
gage holders in Oregon.
Based on preliminary data, the
Oregon cash farm income Index Is
given at 43 per cent of the 1926-1930
average. This compares with
around 55 for 1931, 84 for 1930, and
109 for 1929. Most of the decline
in income is due to low prices, as
gross production has been fairly
well maintained.
The report points out that the
payment of fixed charges for inter
est on Indebtedness out of farm In
come is now quite a different mat
ter than it was three or four years
ago when income was much greater.
"What can be done is the ques
tion being asked far and wide.
Foreclosure! Moratorium! At-
justment! Legislation! All are be
ing discussed and acted upon more
or less," the statement says.
"In several states, county farm
mortgage adjustment boards have
been set up through which debtors
and creditors may obtain assist
ance in making adjustments," the
report points out. "These county
boards are composed of persons
who are capable of supplying val
uable information and suggestions
to both creditors and debtors In
the present emergency."
The report also gives data on the
amount of farm mortgage Indebt
edness and the percentage held by
various loaning agencies, and an
outline of possible legislative ac
tion by congress. Copies of the re
port are available from county ag
ricultural agents.
LION PATROL MEETS.
The Lion's patrol held Its weekly
patrol meeting Friday to make
plans for the lnter-patrol contest
which the troop committee is spon
soring. Many suggestions were
made and a course of action finally
decided on. Plans were also made
for a patrol hike the following day
but this was called off on account
of the basketball games between
the patrols. Preparations were
made for the court of honor which
is to be held on the 11th of this
month.
January Clearance Sale on all
Hats, Coats and Dresses. Curran
Ready-to-Wear. 43-44
-By Alien T. Reul
Farmers Making Request
For Seed Loan Money
We are informed by Chas. W.
Smith, county agent, that a large
number of applications are being
filled out daily and forwarded to
the proper government agency at
Portland for loans with which to
purchase seed grain.
There seems but little doubt that
much, reseeding will have to be
done as the result of the recent
sub-zero weather, but Just the ex
tent of the damage remains yet to
be determined, according to Mr.
Smith. However, there is no harm
in anticipating possible needs for
seed grain, and by getting these
applications in now much time will
be saved. This is an important item
if reseeding is found necessary.
Between thirty and forty appli
cations were handled by the coun
ty agent's office Tuesday, and many
more have been taken since. There
should be no hesitancy on the part
of the farmers in applying for these
loans promptly, and thus get lined
up for their needs. There are
plenty of application blanks on
hand and the county agent will be
prepared to handle the business
promptly.
Prof. Hyslop of 0. S. C.
To Attend Local Metings
A series of meetings, covering
four days of time, is scheduled for
Morrow county, with Prof. Hyslop,
head of farm crops department of
Oregon State college at Corvallis,
being the principal speaker. Prof.
Hyslop will be accompanied over
the county by Chas. W. Smith,
county agent, and the various meet
ings will be sponsored by the
grange organizations in the differ
ent localities. In next issue we
will be able to give the schedule of
these meetings.
The topic for discussion grows
out of the possibility of the adop
tion by congress of the domestic
allotment plan of handling the ma
jor farm crops, and it will be the
purpose of Mr. Hyslop to offer sug
gestions as to how the lands thrown
out of grain production by the al
lotment procedure can be made to
produce other minor crops to ad
vantage, or at least to offer some
plans as to how these lands may be
utilized to return some profit.
Wheat is the major crop for Mor
row county farm lands, and it is
likely to be a problem with our
farmers as to how the lands retired
under the new order will be used,
therefore the addresses of Prof.
Hyslop should prove of much in
terest. Prof. Hyslop will be In the coun
ty four days, January 18 to 21, In
elusive.
TAX SENTIMENT DIVIDED.
At the regular meeting of Rhea
Creek Grange Sunday afternoon, S
E. Notson presented the proposed
sales tax In a manner to bring out
the sentiment of the members pres
ent. It was suggested that a reso
lution be prepared and presented to
Pomona Grange at their meeting
this coming Saturday. This resolu
tion was drawn, endorsing the tax,
and upon a vote being taken, the
yeas and nays were equally divided.
Mr. Notson reports that the discus
sion of the question was pointed
and Interesting,
ALWAYS WELCOME.
"It must bo awful to be a debt
colelctor. You must be unwelcome
wherever you go."
"On the contrary, practically ev
erybody asks be to call again."
LEXINGTON
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Alvin Duvall, 10-year-old son of
Crockett Duvall, formerly of Lex
ington but now of Nyssa, Ore., re
cently won the first prize of thirty
dollars in the junior division of a
corn growing contest spossored by
the commercial club of Ontario.
He also received an additional
prize of ten dollars for having had
a better yield than any member of
the senior division. His acre of
corn yielded 121.8 bushels, almost
breaking the worlds' record. His
father won second prize of twenty-
nve dollars in the senior division.
Some of the farmers in this vi
cinity have started reseeding oper
ations. Others, however, are not
thoroughly convinced that the
wheat is all dead and are waiting
until they are more certain before
they start to reseed.
Mrs. Maggie Hunt of Heppner
was a week-end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Shaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Miller en
tertained a number of their friends
at a hard times party at their home
Friday evening. The guests were
Ed Miller, Mr. and Mrs. John Mil
ler, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Turner, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Turner, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Turner, Miss Ruth Turner,
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Edwards, Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Casebeer, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Drake, Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Miller, Gordon Banker and
Lester Doney. Five hundred was
played and high score was receivtd
by Mrs. Casebeer and Mr. Edwards.
Consolation went to Sam Turner
and Mrs. Harry Turner. The gue3ts
were attired in appropriate depres
sion costumes and the prizes for
the couple wearing garments most
typically depicting hard times were
won by Mrs. Drake and Mr. Case
beer. Burlap draperies and other
similar decorations were used and
appropriate refreshments were
served.
George Gillis returned Monday
afternoon from his home in Port
land where he spent the holidays.
Miss Gwen Evans entertained a
group of her friends at her home
Friday evening. Games were play
ed and a Christmas tree had been
arranged. Each of the guests
brought a package containing some
article which they did not want and
the packages were placed on the
tree. Later in the evening these
were distributed and when they
were opened the contents of some
of them created much merriment
Those present were Mae Gentry,
Peggy Warner, Ruth Dinges, Erma
Lane, Helen Valentine. Mary Slo-
cum, Patricia Monalian, Erma Du
vall, Vernon Warner, Dale Lane,
Garland Thompson, Kenneth War
ner, Vester Lane, Jimmie Monahan,
Stephen Thompson, Jimmie Farley,
Winford Duvall, Llewellyn and
Gwen Evans.
Recent guests at Lucas Placed
were C. O. Rhniehart of the Re
gional Agricultural Credit corpor
ation of Portland, Vance Burchett
of Dayton, Wash., and Bob Tor
rence, also of Dayton.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Rosa Eskelson of Heppner was
hostess at an exceptionally lovely
party and bridal shower for her
daughter, Mrs. Claud Conder. The
guests were Lexington friends of
the recent bride and Mrs. Conder
was recipient of many lovely gifts.
Mrs. Nellie Palmer assisted the
hostess in serving the following
guests: Mesdames Ella Benge,
Gladys Conder, Geneva Palmer,
Frieda Majeski, Casha Shaw, Ber
tha Dinges, Cleo Van Winkle, Elsie
Beach, Artie Conder, Emma Peck,
Laura Scott, Pearl Gentry, Nellie
Palmer and the Misses Alice Pal
mer and Ruth Dinges.
Miss Glea Sias who has been vis
iting with relatives in Lexington
has returned to her school near
Antelope in Wasco county.
Miss Mae Gentry was the guest
of honor at a delightful surprise
party given by Mrs. J. E. Gentry
on Thursday evening of last week.
Other guests were Mary Slocum,
Helen Valentine, Peggy Warner,
Erma Lane, Ruth Dinges, Erma
Duvall and Gwen Evans. Two ta
bles of bridge were in play with
high score going to Miss Dinges.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Van Winkle
and daughter Cora Mae of Arling
ton spent the New Year's day with
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Duran at their
home on Black Horse.
Dean Hunt Is visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ruhl this
week.
Miss Gladys Reaney returned
Tuesday morning from Vancouver
where she visited with relatives
during the holidays.
Miss Eula McMillan spent her
Christmas vacation with friends in
An tone.
Mrs. Mary Hunt and Miss La
Verne White entertained the mem
bers of the beginners, primary and
junior classes of the Christian Bi
ble school Saturday afternoon. The
party was held at the church.
Games were played and the host
esses served refreshments of sand
wiches, cookies and cocoa.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Barker left
for Pendleton Sunday. It Is un
derstood that they Intend to return
to Lexington in the near future.
Miss Irene Tucker left by train
Monday night to resume her studies
at the Eastern Oregon Normal
school at La Grande after spending
the holidays with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Tucker. -Miss
Ellen Nelson, who attends
high school at lone, received a
broken collar bone during basket
ball practice last week.
Mrs. Martha Wright of Heppner
was a recent visitor at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. S. J. Devine,
The members of the Ladles Aid
society were hostesses at a pot
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TEACHERS
MEETING
TO
School Superintendent
Gives Highlights of
O.S.T.A. Sessions.
NEW MAYOR SPEAKS
Muddy and Dusty Streets Recalled
and School Support Urged in
Discussion Local Problems.
Economy in school administra
tion seemed to be the ltevnnta nf
the recent meeting of the Oregon
state i eacners' association in Port
land, Edward F. Bloom, local school
superintendent, told the members
of the Lions club at the meeting
Tuesday noon. Discussion of the
county unit system received atten
tion, and the address of Dr. W. J.
Kerr, new chancellor nf hlp-her ed
ucation, was largely given over to
the problem presented by a greatly
reduced income and a large operat
ing deficit for the state schools of
higher education, Mr. Rlnnm Da Id
A discussion of "Technocracy was
one ieature or tne meeting. He en
joyed a visit with Ersel Hedrick,
Jas. Burgess and Wm. Poulson, for
mer superintendents of the Hepp
ner schools.
Gav M- Anderson, whn Tnuwlaif
, - . j
evening assumed the duties of
mayor of Heppner, was given op
portunity to address the club, and
told the members that he expected
the new city government to get
along like a big family, and as is
the case with all big families, he
looked for squabbles and disagree
ments, but they would be ironed out
to the benefit of the city.
In Continuing the rtisniKsInn nf
the subject, "Keeping Heppner on
uie map, several members express
ed the belief that there was noth
ing much wron? with th oitv ini
J. Nys, attorney, recalled the days
iew years ago wnen the town was
nnea witn wooden business shacks,
when Main street was a niiapmi
in winter and a Sahara of dust in
the summer, and when there was
a saloon in every block. In contrast
ne citea tne modern business build
ings, improved streets and up-to-date
business establishments of to
day, and suggested that th heat
thing to be done for the city was
for the people to invest their time,
money and talents in Heppner, and
there WOUld be no Question ahnnt
keeping the town on the map.
i!.ari w. Gordon made a plea for
increased interest in the. arHvitios
of the school, and suggested that
wnenever the teams of the local
school travelled to other towns that
a good delegation of Heppner peo
ple acconvoanv them. Al Rankin
suggested well ighten store windows
as an aid to making a good im
pression upon visitors.
W. W. Smead, for many years
president and secretary of the
MormW CVllintv TTnir neonQflnn
when that institution flourished be
tween the years of 1912 and 1920,
called attention to the favorable
publicity received bv the town and
county during the life nf thn an.
nual exhibitions, citing the winning
of many prizes by Morrow county
exhibits in state-wide competition.
He also gave rather a detailed ac
count or the street improvement
program, undertaken durine his ad
ministration as mayor.
M. L. Case made an eloquent and
effective plea for recognition of the
schools, churches and fraternal or
ganizations as representing the
really worthwhile elements of city
life. The imDortanee nf character
and stability in the youth of any
community was stressed as com
pared to the physical improvements
as represented bv streets, hu lid In era
and bank accounts.
E. R. Huston cited the long life
seemingly enjoyed by adverse pub
licity and suggested that favorable
publicity be given a change to work
for the city. Closer cooperation of
the citizens was put forth as an
aid to building up the business of
tne town.
S. E. Notson, program chairman,
announced that the discussion
would be continued, and said ho
expected some concrete proposals to
grow out or tne suggestions made.
SMOKER SET FOR 13TH.
Two wrestling bouts and a wpicht
lifting and tumbling act have been
signed un for the smoker tn hp hold
at the Fair pavilion Friday evening,
January 14. utis Allstott and Leon
Tatorica will wrestle in the main
bout and Francis Nirkprsnn and
Jim Timmons are signed up for the
curtain raiser. Pete Dufault, as
sisted bv Clarence Biuiman. will
put on an exhibition of weight lift
ing, Daiancing ana tumbling. Box
ing bouts are being lined up and
will be announced the end nf thn
week. George Mabee, high school
athletic director, will serve as ref
eree. Turkeys Grade Nearly Perfect
Roseburg Seventy-seven prime
grade turkeys out of 78 delivered
for the November shipment is the
record made by J. H. Games this
year, reports J. C. Leedy, county
agent and secretary of the Oregon,
Turkey Growers association. Leedy
says marked improvement in the
quality of turkeys delivered to the
receiving stations was noted this
year. Sixty-four new members
were added this season.
REPORTED