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OlEGOn HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 50, Number 16.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 29, 1933
Subscription $2.00 a Year
AT MLS1 CREEK
Beehive of Activity Seen
As Work of Building
Local Men Have Prominent Fart in
Work on President's Program;
Heppner is Headquarters.
Dropping a young chap, who has J
spent his life in deep alleys, walled
by skyscrapers, out in the middle
of the Blue mountains is as much
of an experience to him as it would
be to another chap who has spent
his life In the hills to be dropped
into the high walled alleys of New
Many of the 165 New York boys
who have been placed in the Wil
son creek forest conservation camp
as a part of President Roosevelt's
rehabilitation program never saw
the moon and stars before starting
for Oregon except through the
smoke-laden atmosphere of the
city. And do they like the moun
tains! Twenty-one of these boys arrived
at camp last week. Sunday a spec,
ial train brought 164 more. With
the local quota of forest workers,
upwards of 200 men are now living
at the camp In charge of Capt.
Hugh C. Parker, himself a native
of West Virginia who spent many
years in New York.
For two weeks the camip had
been a beehive of activity, getting
the necessary living accommoda
tions in order. Barracks for the
men are under canvas, the tents
being furnished by the army. One
permanent wood building is being
constructed for the mess quarters.
A 2200-gallon reservoir was dug,
walled with logs, and the cracks
cemented. Then there were trees
to clear, and levelling to be done.
When the camp is finished it will
present the orderly and neat ap
pearance of a regulation army
camp, with a drill field in the cen
ter, which in this instance will be
used more as a recreation Held and
baseball diamond. Baseball equip
ment is included in the supplies
furnished the camp and plans are
under way to turn out a ball team
which hopes to compete with the
Heppner is supply headquarters
for the camp, located 43 miles from
town on the Heppner-Spray road.
While called the Wilson creek
camp, actually it is located on Bull
prairie, the turn-off to which is in
dicated by a sign on the Spray
Captain Parker and his corps of
four regular army men have charge
of the camp and its discipline.
When the men are at work in the
forest they are under the super
vision of the forest service and Su
Boys from the camp are to be
seen in Heppner every day as they
are sent In for supplies. The camp
has a number of trucks at its dis
posal which Captain Parker says
will need to be on the road almost
constantly hauling supplies.
J. O. Bailey of Heppner is head
carpenter at the camp. Mike
Shields of Heppner is the head
chef, and throws out some mean
chow. Harold Gentry is clerk for
both the captain and superinten
dent, and other local men in the
forest corps are round about the
camp off and on, giving the place
a homey atmosphere to folks going
out from town.
The Captain says he expects the
camp will be operated until snow
flies, and it is expected a big pro
gram of forest Improvement work
will have been fulfilled.
KETUBNS FROM FUNERAL.
Dan Stalter returned Monday
from Portland where on the Mon
day previous he attended the fu
neral services held for his son-in-law,
Howard Van Valkenberg, who
died as a result of injuries receiv
ed in an automobile accident . on
Saturday, June 17. Mr. Van Val
kenberg was driving In a car with
another man, when the. car hit a
train in the, St. Johns district,
wrecking the car but apparently
not injuring either of the men. Mr.
Van Valkenberg returned to his
garage and went into his private
room, and was found dead a short
time later, apparently from inter
nal Injuries which he was not
aware he had received. Funeral
services with burial In Rose Lawn
cemetery, Portland, were largely
attended by a host of friends, in
cluding between 200 and 300 broth
er Masons. The deceased was 41
years of age. He is survived by
his widow and two daughters,
Dorothy, 18, and Louise, 16; his
mother who resides in Portland; a
brother, Ralph, of Boise, Idaho,
and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Walker
of Ontario and Mrs. Florence John
son of Portland. Mrs. Ralph
Charnley, formerly Mrs. E. F. Day
of this city, who owned the garage
operated by Mr. Van Valkenberg,
came to Portland from Canada to
attend the funeral, leaving the bed.
side of her husband who was ill in
a hospital there. The premature
death of the young man came as
a severe shock to both relatives
and friends, and the family Is ex
tended the sympathies of this com
By MARGARET BLAKE
A great many patrons and
friends of the lone high school
have been wondering and asking
information about the statement
that has been made regarding
standard high schools in Morrow
county. From data made available
by A. E. Johnson, chairman of the
board of directors of the lone dis
trlct, we And that lone high school
was inspected last spring by James
Burgess, school administration, sec
ondary education, of the depart
ment of education, State of Oregon
and pronounced standard as of
April 19, 1933. In his report Mr.
Burgess recommended what he
termed as "minor points" of gen
eral repair which were calsomining
or some of the walls and revarnish
ing desks. This work Is being
done at the present time by Tom
Grablll, the regular janitor, assist
ed by Cole Smith. In a letter writ
ten to Mr, Johnson on June 24, Mr.
Burgess makes this statement:
"The standardization of the lone
public schools has never been ques
tioned and the suggestions made
were merely in- line of Increasing
your efficiency and of assisting you
to produce a better educational
product in the schools of lone."
This statement, we feel, should
make it clear that lone high school
Is entitled to contract for and re
ceive high school students from
adjoining non-high school districts.
Other suggestions made by Mr.
Burgess regarding operation of the
school have been studied by the
board and will be put into effect
if at all possible. Mr. Burgess said
no major improvements or re
placements of equipment were nec
essary. Mrs. Victor Peterson of Heppner
has been visiting with her mother,
Mrs. Greta Rietmann, the past
Donald Heliker returned Satur
day evening from Portland where
he had been spending a week on
business and pleasure. He was ac.
companied home by his grand
father, A. M. Zink, who has spent
the past three weeks In Portland,
and by Harold Finnell of Portland
who will spend the summer at the
Willows grange met In a business
session in their hall at Cecil last
Saturday evening. In the absence
of Master Vida Heliker the meet
ing was presided over by Past Mas
ter O. L. Lundell. Many members
were in attendance. During the
evening the third and fourth de
grees were conferred on several
candidates. Several applications
for membership were balloted up
on and one member was re-instated.
The charter of the Willows
grange was draped in memory of
Chas. Adams, a member who had
recently passed away.
The picnic sponsored by the Ag
ricultural committee of Willows
grange and held at the Bubeck
farm six miles below Cecil Sunday
was a decided success. It was esti
mated that two hundreds or more
persons were In attendance. Talks
given by E. R. Jackman of O. S.
C. and County Agent C. W. Smith
were much enjoyed. The demon
stration of caponizing by Mr.
Smith was of interest to many and
a number of persons learned to do
the work themselves. Dorothy
Howell and Helen Lundell, with
their leader, Miss Lucille Bristow,
gave a demonstration of the proper
way to make sandwiches. Horse
shoe pitching was one source of
amusement and quite a number of
young folks were to be seen down
by the old swimming hole.
Mrs. Shumway of Vancouver,
Wn., and her brother, Mr. Adams,
of Vernonia, were business visit
ors in lone last week coming up
to settle up the affairs of their
father, C. H. (Hank) Adams, who
died at his camp in the mountains
two weeks ago.
The Campflre girls met out at
the home of Mrs. C. F, Feldman
last Friday afternoon to lay plans
for their annual camping trip.
Henry and Lowell Clark went to
the mountains Saturday. They
will be busy there cutting wood
at the Corley wood camp.
A train load of C. C. C. boys
passed through lone Sunday on
their way to one of the conserva
tion camps out of Heppner. These
boys were from Buffalo, N. Y., and
according to the questions they
asked the local boys while their
engine was stopped at the water
tank for a drink they are in for
an entirely new experience.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Martin have
been spending a few days at the
home of Mrs. Martin's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Smouse. They de
parted Monday for Moro, where
they will make their home.
Mrs. Effle Parkins of Palouse,
Wash., came down Monday from
Lexington where she Is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Sarah Booher, to
spend a few days with old friends
In lone. She is at the J. W. Howk
Gene Engelman who is employed
In Portland came up from that
city Sunday to spend his vacation
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Word has been received from
Mrs. Jennie McMurray who Is tak
ing an extensive vacation trip that
she has arrived in Colorado to visit
relatives who live near Pike's Peak.
She had visited her niece, Mrs.
Vera Howe Puggsley, at Caldwell,
Idaho, and Mrs. Anna Hughes, a
former resident of lone, at another
town in Idaho, and was to leave for
Iowa about the first of July.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dobyns and
Wllma were Portland visitors from
Tuesday to Friday of last week.
(Continued on Paga Four)
RODEQ DATES SET
SEPTEMBER B & 8
McNamer Named Honor
ary President at Or
D. A. Wison, Herb French, Henry
Aiken, Vice-Presidents; Good
September 8-9 were set as the
dates for the 1933 Heppner Rodeo
at. an organization meeting held at
the Elks club Tuesday evening.
Representatives of the majority of
Heppner business houses were
present, and expressed themselves
aa unanimously in favor of staging
the show again this year, and will
ing to do all possible to put it
across. It Is the hope to retain all
the entertainment features offered
last vear. including Arena pvonta
home carnival, rides for the kid
dies and dances.
To brine these dans to fruition.
officers were named and commit
tees appointed. C. W. McNamer
was retained by the association as
honorarv -nresiriAnf It Tiatntr ti
McNamer's desire to be relieved of
much of the active work of direc
tion. He will be nKsistsH hv tho
following named officers: D. A.
Wilson, Herb rFench and Henry
Aiken, vice-presidents; L. L. Gil
liam, secretary, and J, J. Nys,
Committees named at the mppt.
Finance D. A. Wilson, Henry
Dress J. D. Cash. J. G Thom
son, D. A. Wilson.
t. Jvertisine JaD Crawford W
L. Blakely, Mark Merrill.
Decorations Gav M Anil prann
A. A. McAtee. J. D. C!nsh
Crawford, Ray Kinne, Jim Thom
Parade C. W. Smith .Tnhn An.
glin, Bert Kane, Vinton Howell,
uean uooaman, Ray Ferguson, P.
Concessions and carnival ttarl
Eskelson, Ralph Jackson, Earl
First Aid R. C. Phelna T)r A
D. McMurdo, Dr. A. B. Gray.
Parking S P. Devin, P. A. Mol
lahan, A. R. Reid, Bert Kane, iVn
ton Howell, Harold Becket, Glen
Dances, tickets Gav M AnHor.
son, W. E. Moore, P. W. Mahoney.
The Rodeo is presented each year
as a community, non-profit enter
prise. Services of the people of the
city are contributed to put on the
show and auxiliary .entertainment
features, with liberal cash prizes
off ered to performers. In past years
the show has attracted leading free
lance talent of the rodeo world
men who are wiling to come and
take their chances for the prizes
The details as to prize money,
listing events, securing music, and
the one hundred and one other de
tails that go into putting on the
entertainment are yet to be worked
out and will be announced in full
later. An indication of the siZA nf
the venture may be seen from the
financial statement of last vear's
show printed in another column
which, by the way, shows that in
spite of distressing conditions last
year, the show paid its way.
ine association officers wish
Morrow county people to keeD the
dates in mind and plan now to at-
iena one day if not both days of
what they hope to be one of the
Dest Koaeos yet
Non-High School Districts
Elect Board; Meeting Set
The non-high school district
board of education for Morrow
county was elected last week at
the annual meeting of districts in
cluded in the non-high school class,
and announcement of results was
made by Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
county School superintendent, this
week. A meeting of the board will
be held in Heppner Saturday to or
ganize and Inform the members
concerning the board's duties.
Zone 1, Mrs. Elmer Griffith, to
serve five years.
Zone 2, R. B. Rice, tied for three
and four year terms.
Zone 3, Cleve Van Schoiack, to
serve one year.
Zone 4, O. E. Peterson, tied for
three and four year terms.
Zone 5, Chas. McElligott, to serve
R. B. Rice and O. E. Peterson
each received 238 votes. The other
candidates and their vote are: Mrs.
Griffith 243, Cleve Van Schoiack
122, Dillard French 119, Chas. Mc
TURNER NAMED TO OFFICE,
J. O. Turner was named as a vice
president of the Eastern Oregon
Bar association at a meeting of the
association held in Pendleton
Thursday evening. Attending the
meeting from here besides Mr.
Turner were Attorneys S. E. Not-
son and P. W. Mahoney, all of
whom accompanied Judge W. T
Campbell In his car, the judge
making the trip on business.
Charles Thomson was kept at
home from the store today suffer
ing an attack of rheumatism,
s From Happenings Here and Yon
Enjoying the Fair j
I Dollar Wheat !
: and other things of more or less f
s moment as seen by
The G. T. REPORTER
The depression was busted in
Heppner last Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday when "State Fair" showed
at the Star theater.
The cast of the picture was a
great drawing card. No more hu
man actors are to be seen on the
screen than' Will Rogers and Janet
Gaynor. They're just like home
folks. And the story taking, aa it
does, pages right out of the life
book of country folks, gave it a
strong appeal. One got all the
thrills of going to the fair, while
sharing the joys and vicissitudes of
the Frake family.
Probably it recalled days when
we attended the county fair in
Heppner, and made us think that
maybe, after all, much of the hap
piness in life is gained through
raising a better hog or making bet
ter mince meat than our neighbor.
Return to normalcy is indicated
in Morrow county not so much by
the crowds at the show or by the
money jingling in one's jeans as
by the increase in the cow, hog,
chicken and sheep population on
farms of the county; and, too, by
orchards that show signs of prun
ing; by the gardens, and the gen
eral improvement in the homey
appearance of the farms.
The war had a devastating effect
on this phase of farm lfe in Mor
row county. The boost in wheat
and wool prices made diversifica
tion less attractive. The major
crops brought plenty of revenue to
go to the store for bacon and eggs.
The gospel of Farmer Frake has
been borne out during times of de
pression. Mayhap there will be no
more depressions for Morrow coun
ty when the full significance of
that gospel is realized, and Farmer
Frake once more takes pride in his
hog, and Mother p'raTie goes to the
fair with her mince meat.
The government's plan for reduc
tion of wheat acreage should pro
mote diversification. Land taken
from wheat production may be
turned to crested wheat grass pas
ture on which cows, sheep and hogs
may thrive, helping farmers thru
lean wheat production years.
This process of getting back to
normalcy is work. The spirit dis
played by farmers in tackling it
does credit to those progenitors
who- pioneered the country.
It is good to see faces light up at
the mention of dollar wheat it
reached $1.06 in the Chicago pit
Tuesday. The promise of reward
for what seemed hopeless labor is
good. Enjoying farm life at its best
should not mean denial of the com
forts of modern living which only
a profit on the products of the
farm can give. Given these the
farmer is truly "lord of all he sur
Good roads, automobiles and
tractors have assisted in revolu
tionizing farming in Morrow coun
ty; are destined to facilitate devel
opment of the county's timber re
sources. Those with vision picture a day
when the Umatilla Rapids dam pro
ject will make power to turn fac
tory wheels to grind our wheat and
spin our wool within the borders
of the county. The power will be
used to throw water on the sands
to make them bloom like a garden.
The possibilities of mineral devel
opment are little known. But those
visionary persons believe all the
elements are at hand for the mak
ing of a great industrial empire
sometime in the future.
TO CLOSE MONDAY
Shoppers of the city should at
tend to their over-the-Fourth
shopping this week end, as stores
of the city will bo closed all day
next Monday, according to an
nouncement made- by the Lions
club committee which contacted
all stores Monday. The arrange
ment wus proposed In order to
give business people of the city
an opportunity to enjoy a period
of relaxation at celebration time.
SCOUTS ENJOY CAMP.
The Boy Scout camp at the saw
dust pile in the mountains up Wil
low creek has been the source of a
great deal of pleasure to members
of local patrols. I,ast Friday eve
ning members of the troop hit for
camp, remaining until Sunday
morning. Members of the local
executive committee, Chas. W.
Smith, Dr. A. D. McMurdo, C. J. D.
Bauman and Spencer Crawford,
and Cllnto. : Rohrer and Marvin
Wlghtman, leaders, accompanied
Miss Rachel Anglin is spending
a few days at Hood River visiting
with her friend, Miss Harriet
r WHEAT CROP
GETS GOOD BREAK
Sherman and Wasco Hard
Hit, College Specialist
Tells Lions Club.
FEDERAL AID CITED
Acreage Reduction Feature May
Bring $200,000; Club Works for
Completion of Spray Road.
Wheat in Gilliam, Morrow and
Umatilla counties is in better con
dition generally than In Sherman
and Wasco counties, E. R. Jack
man, extension specialist of Ore
gon State college, told Lions at
their Monday noon luncheon. Mr.
Jackman was a guest of the club
while here on a tour of inspection
of local fields.
"The May rains which made a
wonderful difference in local crop
prospects did not hit Sherman and
Wasco counties, and the crops
there have suffered severely," said
Mr. Jackman. "What local fields
will produce now depends on
weather conditions until the crop
is ready for harvest." There' is
considerable evidence of shrinkage
here due to the heat wave which
struck last week, he said.
Mr. Jackman's time was limited
for his talk to the club, but In the
short time he shed a little light on
the way new farm legislation would
operate to compensate farmers for
reduction of wheat acreage.
The reduction feature is not ex
pected to take effect until the new
crop is planted this fall, he said.
Just what the reduction to be asked
will be has not been definitely de
cided, though newspaper talk has
placed it at 10 per cent. Money to
be collected from the processing tax
will be paid farmers to compensate
them for acreage taken out of pro
duction, it being necessary for far
mers to sign an agreement to re
duce their acreage before they can
obtain the compensation. On the
basis of a 10 per cent reduction
generally, Morrow county would re
ceive $200,000 the first year of ope
ration under this feature of the
new farm act, he said.
Another guest of the club was
Carroll Ashbaugh of The Dalles,
district manager of Pacific Tele
phone and Telegraph company and
secretary of The Dalles Lions club,
who distributed pamphlets telling
why telephone rates had not been
Much of the discussion hour was
taken up by reviewing develop
ments of the week in connection
with the club's project of early
completion of the Heppner-Spray
road, with reports by G. A. Bleak
man of the junket to Bend, and S.
E. Notson of an interview with
Commissioner Aldrich. Plans were
also discussed for presenting the
case before the highway commis
sion at its meeting in Portland
Mr. Notson said it was not to be
expected that the commission
would make any decision in the
matter of distribution of funds at
yesterday's meeting, but that the
commission would hear all dele
gations and probably make its ap
portionment of funds later.
John Anglin was elected secre
tary of the club to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of M. L.
Case, and Earl W. Gordon was
elected to the board of directors.
New Pastor Expected
To Arrive Saturday
Rev. Joseph Pope of Talent will
exchange pulpits with Rev. Glen
P. White, who has held the local
church pastorate for the last three
years, as a result of the annual
conference of the Methodist Epis
copal churches of Oregon which
completed its sessions in Portland
this week. Mr. Pope is expected
to arrive Saturday, and will con
duct services Sunday. Mr. and
Mrs. White went to Talent from
the conference and Cornet Green
took their household goods to that
place the first of the week.
Mrs. L. W. Biiggs, Miss Opal
Briggs and Mrs. Mary Nikander
who attenedod the conference from
here returned home Tuesday eve
ning accompanied by John Fran
zen. They reported a wonderful
attendance and great interest in
the work of the conference, with
the highlight being the address of
Rev. E. Sander Jones which was
given at Benson Polytechnic audi
torium in order to accommodate
the large crowd which overflowed
the auditorium. Loudspeakers were
used to give those on the outside
a chance to hear. An internation
ally known figure, Rev. Mr. Jones
has done missionary work in Inula
and the orient for more than 20
years, much of his work in India
being among the higher castes.
The Rev. and Mrs. White are ac
companied to their new field of en
deavor by the well wishes of t
host of- friends whom this paper
Mr. and Mrs. Emery Gentry and
children of Weston visited the end
of the week at the home of Mr.
Gentry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Gentry. Emery Is in the garage
business in Weston,
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
About seventy-five people attend
ed the Lexington Grange picnic
held Sunday at the sawdust pile on
Willow creek. Rain threatened to
spoil the picnic for a time just as
the dinner was being spread at
noon but the ever resourceful men
made an improvised tent over the
tables. After a short time the rain
ceased and the sun came out and
the rest of the day was ideal for
the picnic. During the afternoon
there were races, jumping contests,
a baseball game and various other
sports, and in spite of the rather
wet beginning the picnic proved to
be a decided success.
Morning services are maintained
in the Church of Christ regularly,
opening at ten o'clock and closing
promptly at eleven thirty. Mr.
Sias' sermon comes at ten-fifty.
How would it do to shake off that
careless habit of staying away, and
come and get the benefit of the ser
vice and fine fellowship next Sun
day? Mrs. Orlo Martin, nee Helen
Smouse, recent bride, was the in
spiration for a delightful miscel
laneous shower on Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. John
Miller. Besides the guest of honor
those present were Mrs. Pearl Gen
try, Mrs. Mae Burchell, Mrs. G.
Johnson, Mrs. Cleo Van Winkle,
Mrs. Mary Hunt, Mrs. Alta Cuts
forth, Mrs. Beulah Nichols, Mrs.
Ruth McMillan, Mrs. Nancy Mc
Waters, Mrs. Myrtle Schrlever,
Mrs. Lorena Miller, Mrs. Emma
Peck, Mrs. Hortense Martin, Mrs.
Bertha Nelson, Mrs. Anna Smouse
and the Misses Clara Nelson, Ber
nice Martin, Ellen Nelson, Alice
Patterson and Tillie Nelson. Mrs.
Martin was the recipient of many
lovely and useful gifts and delic
ious refreshments were served at
the close of the afternoon.
Joe Thornburg accompanied Em
mett Ayers of Heppner to Salem
Morrow County Pomona Grange
will meet at Boardman Saturday,
July 1. There will be the usual bus
iness sessions and during the after,
noon there will be a program to
which the public is invited. We
hope to see a good representation
of Lexington grange members
J. C. Palmer of Fossil was a guest
in the Sian home Sunday and Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach
have moved into the Lewis house
which was recently vacated by Mr.
and Mrs. John Miller.
Mrs. Nancy McWaters who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. E.
Gentry, for the past several weeks
left Saturday for a visit with her
son in Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears
motored to Pendleton Saturday and
brought back their daughter Ed-
wina who attended the two weeks
summer school at St. Joseph's Ac
ademy, preparatory for confirma
tion. A noticeable Improvement along
Main street Is the new coat of
paint which has been applied to the
exterior of the R. H. Lane meat
market and pastime.
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nichols and
Paul Nichols have returned from a
week spent in the mountains.
Cliff Frldley Is spending a few
days here from his home at Wasco.
Ray Phililps is confined to his
home with an attack of flu.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rice spent a
part of last week in Spokane where
Mr. Rice attended the annual meet
ing of the Pacific Northwest
Grain Growers. Mr. Rice went as
a delegate from the Morrow Coun
ty Grain Growers association.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sias and
their daughter, Miss Glea, were en
tertained at dinner at the Harry
Schriever country home last Thurs
Mae Rauch has returned from
Corvallis where She attended the
two weeks summer school for 4-H
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Mil.
ler last week were Mrs. Miller's
mother, Mrs. Lena A. Wright, and
her sister-in-law, Mrs. R. B. Wright
and two children Dolores and Alan.
Mrs. F. D. Cox and Mrs. Ben Cox
and children, Lorna and Calvin, of
Hinton creek visited with Mrs.
Alex Hunt Monday.
A group of friends from Lexing
ton and lone went out to the H. V.
Smouse ranch Saturday night to
the charivari on Mr. and Mrs. Orlo
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Scott, Joe Del
ameter and Evelyn Kirk spent last
week with relatives In Portland.
The Misses Opal and Wllma
Leach, accompanied by Mrs, Lester
White, motored to Pendleton Tues
day. Mrs. Rodgers of Echo was a vis
itor at the R. B. Rice home Friday.
The Misses Nancy and Mary Cro
nin of Oakland, California, are vis
iting their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Saling.
Mrs. Minnie Leach and daugh
ters, Opal and Wilma, were dinner
guests at the George White home
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hunt have re.
turned from the mountains, com
ing in Saturday. They have been
in the mountains for the past two
weeks while cutting their winter's
supply of wood.
Miss Flossie Stender of Heppner
was a week-end guest of Mrs. Jas.
Miss Myra Wells Is spending the
week in Heppner at the home of
her father, Jesse J, Wells.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Benton are
at Turner this week attending the
annual summer convention of
Heppner in Third Place
By Blalock Pull-Out
In Ninth Inning.
Leaders, and Fossil in Second Po
sition, Each Blank Opponents;
Locals Lead 8-1 in Seventh.
Won Lost Pet.
Arlington 8 2 .800
Fossil , 7 3 .700
Heppner 6 4 .600
Blalock 6 4 .600
Condon 2 8 .200
lone : 1 9 .100
Blalock came through again with
a ninth inning punch Sunday to
drop Heppner out of the running in
the last round of Wheatland league
games, 9-8, while Arlington held on
to top position easily by blanking
lone, 23-0, and Fossil stepped into
second place uncontested, shutting
out Condon 7-0. By virtue of the
Sunday results, Arlington receives
the $75 first money, and Fossil
takes the $25 second money.
All season Blalock has been
known as the ninth inning team,
always battling through to the last
and on several occasoins winning
after their opponents had batted
for the last time.
Heppner was resting on Its oars
with an apparently secure lead of
8-1 when Blalock came to bat In
their half of the seventh. Then
they staged a rally which netted
five runs on three hits, a hit bats
man and a walk, with all of the
batting order confronting Harold
Gentry, in the box for Heppner.
They worked in another run in the
eighth, as Robertson relieved Gen
try, narrowing Heppner's margin
to one run. Then in the ninth
came two more which settled it
after only two were out
Heppner scored two runs In the
fourth on hits by Robertson and R.
Gentry after Thomson had walked;
four in the fifth on hits by H. Gen
try, Robertson, R. Gentry, Craw
ford, Hayes sacrifice and a couple
of Blalock bobbles; and two in the
seventh on hits by Akers and
Thomson and a Blalock bobble.
The box score and summary.
AB R H O A E
6 110 3 0
H. Gentry, p-m 5
1 1 10
k. ueiury, c 5
Thomson, 2 4
Bucknum, 1 ....,... 5
Crawford, 1 4
FergBson, 3 4
..40 8 11 26 22
McKinney, s ..
2 3 2
0 10 6
1 0 10
Bartlemay, 1 5
Sneeve, r . . 4
Kirby, m 5
V. West 3 4
Harford, 1 5
M. West 2 4
Jjeacn, i ...t . l
Totals .42 9 13 27 20
Earned runs. Hennner 4. Blalrvk a?
three base hit, Bartlemay; two base
hits, Thomson, Phifer, Harford; first
base on balls off H. Gentry 2, off Phi
fer 2; left on bases, Heppner 6, Bla
lock 11: first base nn ftprnm Hmnnnr
3, Blalock 2; struck out by H. Gentry
i, uy nuumsun i. oy f nner iu; double
play, M. West to Harford: passed balls,
Heppner 1, Blalock 1; hit by pitcher,
McKinney by H. Gentry. Umpires,
Jeff Wilson and Glen Hayes; scorer,
CHAMBERS TO SPEAK.
Paul V. Marls, director of exten
sion work at Oregon State college,
wno was slated to speak at the
Pomona grange meeting at Board
man July 1, has sent word that It
will be impossible for him to at
tend, and announced that O. R.
Chambers, professor of psychology
at the college, will speak in his
place. Chambers' topic will be
"Let's Get Over Being Childish."
He has spoken before the state
grange and his talks have been re
ported as being highly interesting.
In addition J. O. Turner, state rep
resentative, will explain truck leg
islation passed at the last legisla
ture, and a full program has been
arranged by the lecturer. The
talks and program are open to the
public, with a warm invitation from
the officers for all who can to at
tend. KNOBLOCK GOOD SHOT.
While the Heppner-Pilot Rock
team which participated in the
shoot-off match for the Oregonian
trophy at Klamath Falls recently
failed in its attempt, one member
of the team at least gave a com
mendable account of his shooting
prowess at the registered state
shoot held In connection with the
shoot-off. Adam Knoblock broke 99
birds out of 100 the first day to
hold high gun for the day In class
B. Chas. H. Latourell also broke
99 out of a 100 the first day, but
being in A class, he ran Into stiffer
competition and was outplaced.
Frank Troeh of Portland, nation
ally known ace, held high gun for
Joanne Estella, 7 Mi pounds, ar
rived at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
A. B. Gray in this city, Wednesday,
June 28. Mother and babe are re
ported to be doing well, while in
the excitement of handing out the
cigars at the poBtotllce this morn
ing the doctor forgot to get his