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POF. T L A S D .
Volume 50, Number 6.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Apr. 27, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
ACCIDENT FATAL TO
Lester Gemmell Car Goes
Over Bank Near Mon
TWO OTHERS HURT
Mrs. T. E. Craig Sustains Shock
and Bruises; Inquest Held; Par
ents Notified in California.
Vernon D. Salter wos killed in
stantly, Lester Gemmell, driver, and
Mrs. T. E. Craig received Injuries
when the Gemmell coupe in which
they were riding overturned near
the Frank Mbnahan farm a mile
from Heppner up Willow creek at
3:17 o'clock Sunday morning. The
time was indicated by Salter's
watch, apparently stopped by. the
In the car at the time also was
T. E. Craig, who With Mrs. Craig
was riding in the seat with Gem
mell, while Salter was riding un
der the lid in the rear of the car.
A jury called by Coroner McMur
do to investigate the case Monday
morning, gave the verdict that Sal
ter met death in an automobile ac
cident and that death was instan
taneous. Jurymen were Dean T.
Goodman, J. O. Turner, Chas. W.
Barlow, S. H. Shannon, Ernest
Hunt and Hanson Hughes.
Salter's body is being held at
the Phelps Funeral home awaiting
burial Instructions from his parents
who were located at Berkeley, Cal.
Gemmell was taken to a local hos
pital for treatment, suffering from
back and head injuries not const '.
ered serious unless complications
arise. Mrs. Craig was confined to
her home for several days suffering
from shock and bruises.
The accident occurred on the -turn
of the party from the Frank
Wilkinson farm, Where they had
gone but a few minutes before to
take Frank Stanley and Edgar
Morris, hired hands of Mr. Wilkin
son, to work. Shortly before leav
ing town, Gemmell told Stanley and
Morris he would take them out to
work, and thinking to have com
pany on the return trip he drove
down to the Oraig home to pick up
Mr. and Mrs. Craig. Salter was
there and asked to go along for the
Going-up the creek, Gemmell and
Mr. and Mrs. Craig occupied the
seat while Salter and Morris rode
the running board on either side
and Stanley crawled under the lid
behind. They went to Wilkinson's,
two miles above the scene of the
accident, and Stanley and Morris
got off. Thinking to better protect
himself from the wind, Salter
then crawled in behind, and the
four started back.
None of the party was aware that
anything was wrong, it developed
at the inquest, until they had cross
ed the bridge near the driveway to
the Monahan home. It was short
ly after crossing this bridge that
tie car was noted to have left the
track of the road, presumably be
cause of a flat tire, though no re
mark was made of it at the time.
It was estimated that the car was
traveling about 30 miles an hour.
Gemmell was prevented from turn
ing the car back into the road by
the front wheels straddling a low
rock wall, and the car went along
the rim of the bank for an esti
mated 50 yards, when It turned
over, none of the occupants being
sure whether It was two or three
Salter was apparently pitched
from the car some 20 feet, and. his
skull was crushed by being thrown
against a rock. His right shoulder
was broken, and his body badly
mutilated, it being assumed that he
was hit by the car after being
thrown from it.
Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Gemm 11
crawled out of the car, and Craig
being solicitous of the condition of
his wife, walked into town With
her, while Gemmell walked back
to Wilkinson's and picked up Stan
ley who went back with him. Cor
oner McMurdo responded as soon
as notified and took charge of the
body of Salter.
Salter was 29 years of age. Ho
between 35 and 38 years of age. lie
had been a farm hand In this coun
ty for four or five years, and more
recently had been employed at the
Jason Biddle farm near lone, hav
ing come in from there Saturday
evening with the expectation of
joining a shearing crew as a tyer.
Little could be learned of his iden
tity from his personal effects, and
it appears that he talked little about
himself. Ho was known to ac
quaintances here as "Slim," and had
the reputation of being a good
worker and a steady fellow. Hla
middle name was said t be Dwlght.
Ho had worked for various local
sheepmen at different times, in
cluding J. G. Barratt, Pa Healy
and w. f. iManoney, tie is oe-
lieved to have come here first from
Red Bluffs, Cal., and is known to
have returned there several times.
It was learned from associates that
his parents lived somewhere in the
Bay region in California, and after
some difficulty they were located
in Berkeley. He had also spoken
of a brother who was manager of
a cattle farm in Nevada.
'0 DOCTOR' TONITE
High School Music Fupils In Roles
of Doctors, Nurses, Cowboys
In Annual Operetta.
What's going to happen when you
throw a bunch of rough shod cow
boys amongst the patients of a san
atorium? The situation should ap
peal to the Imagination, and more
so when there is a love theme en
twined as depicted by "Oh Doctor:'
the annual operetta to be presented
at the gym-auditorium this evening,
beginning at 8 o'clock, by the high
school music department under the
direction of Miss Charlotte Woods,
Plenty of aesthetic appeal is add
ed to the presentation by the "Birth
of Spring" ballet and "Morning
Glory" dancing chorus, coached by
Mrs. Helen Cohn and Mrs. Adelyn
O'Shea. Accompaniment will be
played by Miss Virginia Dix at the
piano; Miss Margaret Missildine,
violin, and Miss Ruth Missildine,
The cast of characters and chor
Cast Dr. Drinkwater, proprietor
of Drinkwater sanatorium, Bill
Cochell; Glory Drinkwater, Dr.
Drinkwater's granddaughter, Wini
fred Case; Philip, young ranch
owner, Matt Kenny; Honor, pre
tending to be Glory Drinkwater,
Anabel Turner; Rainbow, colored
servant at sanatorium, Marvin Mor
gan; Pancho, Mexican cowboy,
Francis Nickerson; Mrs. Weakley
and Mrs. Crossley, patients, Fran
ces Rugg and Rachel Anglin; Dr.
Slaughter and Dr. Coffin, doctors,
Anson Rugg and Gerald Cason;
Bob, Glory's fiance. Bill Schwarz;
Cynthia, his cousin, Jessie French;
Madam Chere, Honor's mother,
Ilene Kilkenny; Bessie, maid, Juan
ita Morgan; Old Timer and Jim,
from Philip's ranch, Raymond
Drake and Reese Burkenbin .
Manuel, Mexican rustler, Richard
Chorus of cowboys Ernest Cla-k,
Ray Coblantz, Ronald Coblantz,
Marshall Fell and Donald Turner.
Chorus of nurses and patients
Dorris Allstott, Margaret Farley,
Myrtle Green, Margaret Nelson,
Lydia Ulrich, Marie Barlow, Ros
anna Farley, Katherine Healey,
Kathryn Kelly, Esther Adams, Ha
zel Beymer, Jessie French, Ethyl
Hughes, Delia Ulrich.
"Birth of Spring" ballet Kath
ryn Parker, goddess; Dean Good
man, pilgrim; Dora Bailey, solo
dancer. Nymnhs: Louise Ander
son, Juanita Phelps, Harriet Ha-i
ger, June Anderson, Alice Latou
rell, Patty Cason, Marie Barlow,
Delia Ulrich, Hazel Beymer, Kath
leen Cunningham, Elsie Crump.
Rose Cunningham, Jessie French,
"Morning Glory" chorus Beth
Vance, Virginia Swendig, Jeannette
Blakely, Betty Happold, Rose Cun
ningham, Maud Bailey, Nina Cox,
Spanish dancer, Adele Nickerson.
Stage managers are Beatrice
Thomson and Frank Anderson.
State Will Take Over
Secondary Road Upkeep
Maintenance of the Heppner
Spray road, the Lexlngton-Jarmon
road and the lone-Gooseberry road,
the three secondary state highways
In Morrow county, will be taken
over by the state beginning May 1,
according to an agreement reached
between the county court and state
engineers here Tuesday afternoon.
Engineers present were Oscar Cut
ler, W. C. Williams, M. Stephenson
and C, E, Carter. The last named
had just returned from an inspec
tion trip of the Heppner-Spray
The court also authorized the ex
penditure of $2250 which was to
have been used on the Hardman
grade on the Heppner-Spray road,
to be used in improving the grade
down Hoskln canyon beyond Hard
man on the same road. All mem
bers of the court were present.
LOCAL STORE WINS.
The local MacMarr store, John
Anglin, manager, has just been not
ified ihat it received first nlnro In
a coffee sales contest for March in
tnis district. It already has a sil
ver loving cup in its posaessio i,
and this Win gives them the right
to retain the cup for anoth sr
month, Mr. Anglin says, as well as
a good chance for one of the first
prizes offered in a coffee contest
covering the states of Oregon and
Washington held the last two weeks
ItUTH RHEA KILLED.
Ruth Rhea, 4-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rhea of Her
miston, died in the Hermiston hos
pital Saturday from injuries re
ceived when kicked and trampled
by a frightened horse, according o
an Oregonlan news dispatch, which
said it was believed the child h .d
been tied to the animal by a sister,
two vears older. Huirh Rhen In the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldon Rhe .,
former Heppnerites, and attended
the Heppner schools as a boy.
ATTEND HALL DEDICATION.
W. W. Smead, Gus Nlkander,
Jack Howard and Oscar Davla
local Knights of Pythias attending
the dedication ceremonies of Pen
dleton's new K. of P. hall Monday
evening. Many lodge dignitaries
weye present for the occasion, and
the local men report an enjoyable
CHILD HEALTH DAY
EVENTS SET MONDAY
County Spelling Contest,
Field Events Will be
President Roosevelt Calls Nation
to Participate; Entrants to
Vie for Cup Awards.
The Morrow County Spelling
contest and a track and field meet
to be participated in by all schools
of the county who wish, will be
staged in Heppner next Monday In
celebration of May Day which has
become Child Health Day through
annual proclamation of the presi
dent. Arrangements for the spelling
contest are in charge of Harold
Buhman, and those for the track
and field, event under George Ma
bee, of the Heppner schools. Two
loving cups, one awarded by the
Heppner Lions club and now in
possession of the Heppner schools,
and the other given by the lone
Odd Fellows lodge, now held by
lone school, will be awarded to the
schools placine- first in the two di
visions of the spelling contest. In-
mviauai winners will receive rib
bons for first, second and third
places in both the snelllne and ath
letic events. Another loving cup,
given by the county unit Oregon
State Teachers association a
now held bv Hermner. will an tn
the school placing first in the ath
The spelling matches will be held
in the mornine-. bee-innine- at fl o'
clock, and the athletic events in
tne atternoon, beginning at 1 o'
clock. Further particulars con
cerning these events will be found
in "The Hehisch," page three.
V oiiowing Is President Roosevelt's
proclamation of Child Health Day:
wnereas, the Congress by joint
resolution has authorized and re.
quested the President of the United
States of America to proclaim an
nually that May Dav is Child
Health Day; and
Whereas, the health and welfare
of our children concern not only
their parents, but also the nation
at large; and
Whereas, the observance of such
a day gives us ODDortunitv t unite
in furthering the health and pro
tection or our children; now.
Therefore. I. Franklin D. Rnnw.
velt. President of the United Ktn.'oQ
of America, do hereby designate
May first of this year as Child
neaitn jjay, and call upon all ag
encies, public and nrivAte end oil
individuals having the interest of
children at heart, to set aside that
day for earnest consideration of ths
needs of the children in their com
munities and in their homes, and
to inaugurate constructive activi
ties to protect and Dromnte the
realth and physical vigor of the
youtn oi our nation.
In Witness Whereof. I have her .
unto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be af
Done at the Citv of Weshinor,
this 31st day of March, in the
of our Lord 1933, and of the United
btates of America the 157th,
FRANKLIN D. ROOSF.vinT .T
By the President, Cordell Hull,
Secretary of State.
Irrigon Band Takes Third
In State Competition
Irrigon band won third place at
the annual state hnnd mnfoot Viel
in Eugene this year. This makes
the fourth year Irrigon has entered
and has placed each time, winning
one first, two seconds and a third.
Stan D. Atkin, bandmaster, said the
competition was the stiffest it has
been and Irrigon was the smallest
of seven bands entered in class C.
Margaret Allen, baritone player,
entered in the solo contest and
came home with a third. Thl
Miss Allen's first attempt at play
ing a solo in a contest.
Wiley Beneficl, solo clarinetist,
entered the solo contest and also
won a third. There were 17 players
competing in this contest. A Hill
Military academy player won first
and a Jefferson hln-h twhnrtt K. n
Portland won second. This was
Wiley s first solo, never having
played one before even in contests
at home. Miss Florence Brace, whi
is a solo clarinetist in the band, was
piano accompanist for both Miss
Allen and Mr. Benefiel.
ATTEND GRAND LODGE.
Mrs. W. J. Beamer, Mrs. Izora
Vance and Mrs. Nora Moore, mem
bers of the local lodce left Tiih
day morning for Portland to at
tend the grade lodge sessions of
tne Degree of Honor Protective so
ciety, Mrs. Beamer as secretary of
the state association, and Mr
Vance as official lodge delegate.
Besides her capacity as grand lodi .
secretary, Mrs. Beamer was slated
to appear twice on the; program.
She was to deliver an address, "De
pression Proof," at the evening
banquet at the Multnomah hotel,
besides delivering a response In
welcoming the national president .f
the society who was to be in attendance,
From Happenings Here and Ton
Old Times Saturday
Flaws Hurt Relations j
A Good Game
and other things of more or less
moment as seen by
The O. T. REPORTER
Merchants and others were heard
to remark that it seemed like old
times about town Saturday. Main
street and side streets were lined
with cars, and faces of farmer folk,
many not seen in town for weeks,
were conspicuous In large numbers,
brought in more especially by a
meeting of creditors of defunct
Heppner Farmers Elevator com
Fortunate was the transient curb
side hawker who landed in Hepp
ner on this day to find himself con
stantly surrounded by a group of
inquisitors. His waresbent wire
lifters for hot utensils, which he
bent while the spectators gazed
sold rapidly, keeping him busy
Farmers generally reported a
good stand of spring-sown wheat,
with rain much needed to keep it
No clear way was seen out of
warehouse muddle to recover losses
of alleged mishandled grain, hence
no report can be made on the
course impending suits may take.
Some farmers feel they were
"fleeced;" hope to make somebody
Whatever comes from the sad ex
perience of the past, it is to be
hoped the amended warehouse law
passed by the last legislature will
prevent a recurrence; which it is
intended to do. If it patches the
flaws in a faulty system, it will do
much toward reestablishing good
will between town and country, suf
ferer because of the flaws.
Those who saw the Wheatland
ball league opener Sunday were
not disappointed!. Anybody that)
was there will tell you that young
Ray Massey pitched a wonderful
game. "Noti" Turner and "Deacon '
Cummings, the latter up from Port
land this week, wtJe out to practice
during the week. Noti's brother
Lowell, an old standby, is expected
home from barber college soon, to
give additional strength to the
team. There are more good games
In prospect, including the one at
lone next Sunday.
My, how it has rained this week!
What of It if they were "Harbke"
showers, mostly. You must admit
there was a sprinkle of real watery
rain Monday evening, that waylaid
Harbke's dust blows for a spell.
Anyway, we're not moving to
Texas, In spite of the glowing pic
ture painted by an "Arkansaw" far
mer. The fellow from the state of "slow
train" fame, sold his holdings there
and bought a farm in Texas, and
was fortunate shortly after he mov
ed In that oil was struck thereon
by a company to which he sold a
lease. . He was tickled pink, and
wrote to the folks back home some
thing after this fashion: "Sin.-e
leaving Arkansaw I am convinced
there Is no place as good as Texas.
They struck oil on our place and
we have a fine big house. There's
a big dining room, living room, kit
chen and several spare bed rooms.
But you should see the bathroom.
It's all done up in white, with a
place in one corner to wash your
face In and a place in another cor
ner to wash your feet in, with an
other bigger place to wash In all
over. The place to wash your feet
In had two lids; one made a dandy
bread board and we used the other
to frame grandpa's picture with."
Lions Entertain Ladies
In Charter Celebration
Heppner Lions invited their ladies
to a banquet and program at the
Episcopal parish house last Mon
day evening in lieu of the regular
noon luncheon, in celebration of
the club's charter anniversary.
Spencer Crawford, president, was
toastmaster, and Philip W. Maho
ney delivered the address of the
evening. After the program the
Missildine orchestra played for an
hour of dancing. Numbers on the
Song, "America;" welcome to la
dles, Spencer Crawford; duet, Ana
bel Turner and Matt Kenny; solo,
Matt Kenny; key presentation to
Earl Eskelson by S. E. Notson;
quartet, John Anglin, Ray Klnne, J.
O. Turner, F. W. Turner; trio, Mrs.
E. F. Bloom, Mrs. R. B. Ferguson,
Mrs. C. W. Smith; musical trio,
Misses Elizabeth Dix, Ruth and
Margaret Missildine; "Not Such a
Goose," skit, high school sopho
mores. OUTSIDE PRACTICE HELD.
The balmy spring sunshine last
Saturday lended Itself admirably to
the first out-of-doors practice for
the season of the Heppner school
band under tho direction of Harold
Buhman. Their music, from the
school playground, caused consld
erable favorable comment as It was
heard by residents.
GETS FOREST CAMP
Wilson Pairie Chosen for
Site of Unemployment
Relief Work Base.
IRWIN GIVES NEWS
Ten Men to be Taken From This
County; May 15 Set for Start;
J. F. Irwin of Pendleton, super
visor of the Umatilla National for
est, who has recently returned from
a conference with regional office
men in Portland, reports progress
in the making of plans for the es
tablishment of camps of the citizens
conservation corps for the work in
this forest. Complete details are
lacking as yet but rough plans have
been decided upon.
Mr. Irwin states that the Umatilla
forest will have four camps of 200
to 215 men each which will be en
gaged in construction and better
ment of roads, telephone lines,
trails, fences, buildings, and water
developments at ranger stations
and for grazing use. These men
also will do clearing work at public
camp grounds within the forest and
along forest roads and highways.
There will be no reforestation work
in this section.
These camps will be situated at
Mt. Misery about 33 miles south of
Pomeroy, Washington, in the vicin
ity of Tollgate Ranger station, at
Camas creek east of Ukiah and at
Wilson prairie about 40 miles south
of Heppner. It will be necessary
to move some of these camps at
least once during the season as the
work progresses in order to reduce
travel time to and from the various
jobs. These moves are contemplat
ed to include necessary work in
the vicinity of Godman Springs in
Washington and Kamela In Oregon.
The first of these camps, accord
ing to Mr. Irwin, will be started
about May 15 and the others later
in the season as snow conditions in
the higher mountains permit
Ivan White, field representatlvi
of the Oregon State Relief comm t-
tee, with whom Mr. Irwin con
ferred in La Gande on April 22, in
dicates that the men for these
camps will be selected from the un
employed in each county in two
groups. The larger of these groups
will comprise unmarried men be
tween the ages of 18 and 25 wha
are of good character and who have
dependents. A smaller group will
consist of experienced forest work
ers who must also have dependents
and be listed on the unemployed
roll. Mr. White explained that the
employees will be required to iv
sign the major part of their wages
to these dependents.
Ten men will be taken from Mo.',
row county according to allotment
quotas already announced.
Mr. Irwin has again been called
to Portland to discuss further da
tails concerning this work with C.
J. Buck, regional forester, who Is
Just now returning from Washii g
ton, D. C. He will probably return
from Portland today with further
The work in the Heppner district
will be split up into two camps, with
the main camp of 160 men to be lo
cated at Wilson creek, and another
camp of 40 men at Ditch creek, F.
F. Wehmeyer, local forest ranger,
announced this week. He expected
the work in, this district to start
on or before May 15, to consist
mainly of building trails and clean
ing up forest.
Winners Announced In
Poppy Poster Contest
Mrs. Harold Cohn, poppy poster
chairman of the American Legion
Auxiliary, reports that the posters
have been turned in and judged
by the following committee: Mrs.
Chas. Smith, 'Mrs. Victor Peterson
and Mrs. E. F. Bloom. In the high
school division Irene Beamer won
first place. In the 7th and 8th
grades Marjorie Parker won first
and Dora Bailey second, and the
following were given honorable
mention, Kathryn Parker, LaVerne
Van Marter, Nesha Coblantz, Davir
Cantwell and Irma Van Schoiack.
In the 5th and 6th grades Dick O'
Shea won first place and William
The winning posters will be sent
away to compete in a state-wide
contest. All of them will be used
to advertise the American Legion
Auxiliary annual poppy sale held
prior to Memorial Day.
The unit meets Maq 2 at the
home of Mrs. Waller Moore.
FUNERAL SERVICE SET.
Commitment services for Vernon
D. Salter will be held at Heppner
cemetery at 2 o'clock tomorrow af
ternoon, In charge of Phelps Fu
neral home, with Joel R. Benton,
pastor of the Church of Christ, of
ficiating. LIBRARY CLOSED TONIGHT.
The Heppner lbirary will be dol
ed tonight because of the high
school operetta, announces Mrs. P.
W. Mahoney, librarian, who noti
fies book borrowres that no fines
will be charged on books due to
r Ight If they are returned Saturday.
WOOL TRADE IS
U. S. MONOPOLY
Growers Must Consign All Clips
As Directed by Bureau; Asso
ciation Meeting Held.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Oregon Woolgrowers
association was held at La Grande
Tuesday. Ernest F. Johnson, vice
president, attended, and C. H. Zur-
cher also went to the meeting.
Prominent men in the wool busi
ness were there, including Frank A.
The occasion of the meeting was
the receipt of instructions in Ore
gon from the head of the Farm
Credit Administration in Washing
ton which takes the wool business
out of private hands and makes it
a bureaucratic monopoly. The in
structions were directed to the Re
gional Agricultural Credit organi
zation in Portland and Include these
All wool or morhair for the clip
year 1933 shall be consigned to rep
utable financially responsible houses
or dealers including the National
Wool Marketing corporation or any
other recognized cooperative.
Borrowers shall be instructed or
advised that none of the wool or
mohair in which you are or will be
come financially interested shall be
sold at country points.
No cash loans or advances shall
be made to growers on consigned
wool or mohair.
Wool or mohair shall be consign
ed in name of growers and your or
ganization. Wool or mohair growers will
have the right to select party to
whom his wool or mohair shall be
consigned but before wool is con
signed, consent of your organiza
tion must be obtained.
Such consent shall be given by
the following investigation: On
your part thru bank or other chan
nels as to financial standing or rep
utation of house selected by grow
ers and subject to such other con
ditions as you may impose with
the approval of Farm Credit Ad
ministration. These regulations of course ap
ply only to wool growers who have
borrowed government money thru
the subordinate agency created for
the purpose. But as more than 85
percent of the sheep men in the
northwest are such borrowers, it
means that the wool business has
become a government, bureaucratic
monopoly to this part of the United
Much wool was consigned to east
ern points under such regulations
last year, resulting in a heavy loss
to growers. Nearly all the wool is
to be so consigned this year, it ap
pears, to the Injury of producers,
buyers, dealers and manufacturers.
It i3 expected that Oregon mills will
close as they cannot get supplies
from the state in which they are
County Will Register
Warrants After First
We are informed by Treasurer
Briggs that all general fund war
rants of Morrow county will be
registered, beginning with the first
of the month, or sooner, should any
such warrants be issued prior to
Mr. Briggs states that this action
is made necessary by the restora
tion of the property tax by the state
and any funds coming into his
hands and going to the general
fund must be applied to the pay
ment of the state taxes. Should
the sales tax carry, it is the opinion
of the treasurer that registered
warrants of the county will be call
ed in the fall, as there should be
sufficient return on the sales tax
to take the place of the property
tax on second half due date which
heretofore had ben relieved by in
come taxes. If this comes about
the county should be on a cash ba
sis again when fall tax payments
come in. As the sales tax will rt
lieve the burden on real estate,
there would seem to be no good
reason why it should not carry, in
the opinion of Treasurer Briggo,
and we are Inclined to think he is
right in his view of the matter.
BALL WELL ATTENDED.
The annual spring ball of Hepp
ner unit, American Legion Auxil
iary, held Saturday night at the
Elks hall, was attended by a large
crowd, with many people from Lex
ington, lone and other adjacent
points coming for the event, Mus'c
was played by the Missildine or
chestra from a gaily decorated plat
form in the center of the dance
EXAMINER COMING MAY 8.
W. C. Bush, examiner of operat
ors and chauffeurs, will be in Hepp
ner Wednesday, May 3. 1933, at the
courthouse, between the hours of 1
and 5 p. m., according to announce
ment by Hal E. Hoss, secretary of
state. All those wishing permits or
licenses to drive cars are asked to
get in touch with Mr. Bush duri ig
Egbert Young and Theodore An
derson were Eight Milers doing
business in the city on Monday.
They report grain doing well, aid
think tho prospects for a fair yl id
are quite good just new. It has
been a hard season on grass and
range, however, and rains that
might come now will not do much
good to these conditions. Thoy
hope for seasonal rains to help the
wheat mature and boost its growth.
LOST BY LOCALS
Deciding Run in Ninth
Gives Arlington Win
2-1 in League Clash.
FEW HITS RECORDED
Massey Allows but 4, Farrlsh 5;
Heppner Errors Not Vital, as
Visitors Earn Both Runs.
Won Lost Pet
Arlington 1 0 1.000
Fossil 1 0 1.000
Blalcck .' 1 0 1.000
Heppner 0 1 .000
lone 0 1 .00i
Condon 0 1 .000
Last Sunday's Results:
Arlington 2 at Heppner 1, lone
10 at Blalock 11, Condon 6 at Fos
Where the teams play next: Hep
ner at lone. Fossil at Arlington.
Blalock at Condon.
A perfect day, good attendance
and a red-hot ball game marked the
opening of the Wheatland league
season at Rodeo field Sunday after
noon, with Arlington, last year's
champs, on the long end of the final
2-1 score. In the face of eight
fielding and throwing errors and
masterful pitching by youthful Ray
Massey, both of Arlingtons runs
Their first run came in the sec
ond inning, when, with two away,
Hostetler singled and scored on
Parrish's two-bagger, Parrish, how
ever, being thrown out at third at
tempting to stretch his hit
In the intervening period between
then and the ninth when Arling
ton's winning run was made, Hepp
ner worked in an unearned run in
the fifth. With one away, Rod
Thomson singled, went third in
Homer Hayes" two-bagger, and
scored on centerflelder Stevenson's
overthrow at third in an attempt
to cut him off.
Arlington's run in the ninth,
came on a fly ball by Wheelhouse
which went for a two-base hit when
outfielders Crawford and Hayes,
either of whom could have taken
it each expected the other to do so,
and neither of them did; was fol
lowed by a fielder's choice on which
Hostetler was thrown out at first
and Wheelhouse made third, and a
long sacrifice fly by Parrish, taken
by Hayes in midfleld, scoring
Wheelhouse after the catch.
Thus it was that Arlington made
their four hits count for earned
markers, while being unable to
work around any of the six runners
who reached first base on errors;
and thus, too, it was that Arling
ton's lone error was converted into
a Heppner score, while otherwise
none of Heppner"s five hits would
have been effective.
Massey showed mighty good stuff
in holding the heavy-hitting Arling
tonians to four hits, besides strik
ing out ten men all told while giv
ing out three walks, none of which
proved serious Parrish's record
does not show up so good on paper.
He allowed Ave hits, struck out
four batsmen and allowed two
walks. Bang up fielding support
and ability to hold his own in the
pinches, however, gave him the vic
tory. 'Next Sunday Heppner's ball club
travels to lone, when another fast
game is expected.
Box score and summary:
HEPPNER AB R H O A E
H. Gentry, s
R. Gentry, 2
Cowdrey, m ..
5 27 18 8
Stevenson, m 4
Ogilvy, s 5
P. Fisk, o
B. Fisk, 2
Parrish, p 3
4 27 18
Earned runs, Heppner 0, Arling
ton 2; first base on balls off Massey
3, off Parrish 2; left on bases Hepp.
ner 5, Arlington 10; first base on
errors, Heppner 0, Arlington 6; two
base hits, Hayes, Wheelhouse, Par
rish; struck out by Massey 10, by
Parrish 4; hit by pitcher, R. Gentry,
Ogilvy. Umpires Judge Carmlch
ael and Bert Johnson; scorer, A.
UNIQUE STILL TAKEN.
A still of unusual variety, along
with Fancho Stubblefleld, alleg a
long-record prohibition ofTender,
was taken in by state police EM
Francis and George Glenn In the
vicinity of Lehman springs last
Thursday. Francis and Glenn made
the trip 18 miles back Into tho
mountains on hoseback, and re
turned the same way, delivering
their prize into the hands of Uma
tilla cuunty authorities. Stubble
fleld was taken In the act of oper
ating the unique still, made entire
ly of oak.