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A 'J D I T 0 R I U W
SOC I ETY
Volume 50, Number 17.
HEPPNER, OPvEGON, THURSDAY, July 6, 1933.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
SPRAY ROAD GRADE
Would Complete Grade on
and Chapen Creek.
WASCO ROUTE AIDED
12,850 Goes for Bridges Under Pro
gram of Commission for Expen
diture of Federal Funds
Money sufficient to complete the
5.6 miles of grading on the Hepp-ner-Spray
road, the only remaining
gap, was allotted by the state high
way commission in its program an
nounced following its monthly
meeting last Wednesday. The sum
allowed is $44,500.
Also allowed was $12,350 for
bridges on the Heppner-Wasco
highway, one across Rock creek at
a cost of $8,000, and bridges across
six Mile canyon at a cost of $4,350.
The money on these projects was
allotted from the $6,100,000 of fed
eral money coming to Oregon as a
result of recent congressional ap
propriations for relief work, of
which $3,058,000 was allotted to
In announcing the commission's
program, Leslie M. Scott, chair
man, said the proposed allocation
was but tentative, being subject to
cnange due to price fluctuations.
as well as approval by federal au
S. E. Notson, spokesman for the
local delegation which waited on
the commission In behalf of the
Heppner Spray road, expressed
pleasure at the commlsison's ac
tion. While the estimate for com
pletion of the gap between Hard
man and the mouth of Chapen
creek Is placed at $65,000, the grad
ing work is all that could be hoped
to be completed thiB year, and allot
ment of funds for this is all that
might well be expected at this
time, he said.
It seems probable, said Mr, Not
son, that by these funds being al
lotted the county will be at liberty
to place elsewhere the $25000 which
it had already planned to expend in
Improving the road down Hosking
canyon beyond Hardma.
There were may interests at
work, including timber interests,
to get money placed on this gap,
Mr. Notson said, and he believed
that development of the timber ad
jacent to the road would be rushed
as soon as the road is completed.
There was a large number of
delegations from over the state to
be heard by the commission which
limited the time of Mr. Notson's
presentation, and made It neces
sarily brief. Other members of the
delegation were Judge W. T.
Campbell, George Peck and F. S.
Parker, commissioners; Harry
Tamblyn, engineer, and G. A.
The federal funds, out of which
this work is to be done, having
been intended for emergency re
lief work, it is expected the pro
posed projects will be rushed as
fast as possible, though no definite
word was given as to how soon the
local work might start.
Pat Foley Again Has
High Producing Cow
Pat Foley, The Dalles, owner of
Hotel Heppner, had the high pro
ducing cow in the Hood Rlver
Wasco County Dairy Herd Im
provement asociation, for the
month of May, says The Dalles
Optimist, an honor before held by
Mr. Foley's cow, a purebred
Guernsey, "Kindness," produced
1702 pounds of milk and 76.6 pounds
of butterfat, according to the re
Married, at the home of the
bride in Heppner Wednesday eve
ning, July 14, were Mrs. Willard
Herren and Mr. Frank Rumble of
Missoula, Mont, Joel R. Benton of
ficiating. Mrs. Rumble is well
known here, having conducted a
millinery business in the city for
several years, and later following
her profession as a trained nurse,
opening the Morrow General hos
pital Which she now manages. Mr.
Rumble is a retired landscape gar
dener. Originally from the south,
he was a friend of Mrs. Herren's
youth in Tennessee. We Join their
many friends in wishing for Mr.
and Mrs. Rumble the best of life's
blessings. They will be at home
to their friends at 106 Water street.
BOY SCOUTS TO FAIR.
Next Monday morning eleven Al
mira, Wash., older Boy Scouts, ac
companied by their scoutmaster, E.
A. Notson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
E. Notson of this city, will leave
for Chicago to attend the world's
fair They will make the trip In a
car and a trailer made by the boys.
Tho party goes prepared to da
their own cooking and the trailer
Is fixed for six of the boys to sleep
In it. Each boy contributes $5 to
car expense and his share of the
food, and it Is believed that an ad
ditional $5 each will pay the other
expenses. Mr. Notson and C. J. D,
Bauman expect to go to Pendleton
Monday to see the gang on their
By MARGARET BLAKE
Announcements of the marriage
of Miss Maude Knight and Oren
G. Grablll on June 28th at Forest
Grove have been received by
friends of the couple; Miss Knight
has been the teacher of the pri
mary room in the lone school for
tho past three years. Mr. Grabill,
son of the late D. H. Grabill, has
spent all of his life in and around
lone. Future plans of Mr. and Mrs,
Grabill are unknown at present
out the well wishes of the com
munity go to them wherever they
mane tneir Home.
Miss Hart, a representative of
the Delineator company, spent sev
eral days of the past week in lone
on business for her firm. She was
registered at the Park Hotel,
Miss Lucy M, Spittle of Astoria
has signed a contract to teach the
fifth and sixth grades next year,
She is a graduate of the Oregon
Normal school, class of 28, and
spent the last year attending the
University of Oregon.
Mrs. Oren G. Grabill (Maude
Knight) has tendered her resigna
tion from her position as teacher
of the first and second grades, to
the school board.
Mrs.. Viola Ward who has been
spending the past few weeks in
Pendleton with her daughter. Mrs.
Flora Dimlck, has returned to the
home of her son, D. M. Ward.
Charles Alllnger was a Portland
bound passenger on Friday's staee.
M. E. Cotter has completed the
well he has been deepening on the
ai -rroeason ranch. When given
the final test the water stood two
hundred feet In the well and pump
ed out at the rate of over five gal
lons per second.
Mrs. Ida Peterson celebrated her
70th birthday last Saturday. Due
to Mrs. Peterson's illness no large
anair couia De naa but friends and
relatives dropped in during the day
to wish her "hamv birthdnv "
Mrs. Wrex Hicock of Portland
drove up Sunday to spend the 4th
wltn her parents. Mr. and Mrs. a.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Balsiger mo
tored to Newberg to spend the 4th
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beckner ac
companied by Mrs. D. M. Ward
spent Friday on business in Pen
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wills ar
rived in lone Sunday to Boend sev
eral days visiting at the home of
Mrs. Wills' sister, Mrs. S. E. Moore,
and other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G, Balsisrer
left Friday for Hadlock, Wash.,
where they were to spend the 4th
with their daughter. Mrs. Allan
Learned. They drove by Wasco to
pick up their son, Alfred, to make
the trip with them.
On Thursday of last week sev
eral of the parents and friends of
the Campfire girls drove to the
mountains to spend the day with
the girls at their camp. Those
making the trip were Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Griffith and Georee and
June, Mrs. Cleo Drake and Bobby
and Patricia, Mrs. Ernest Lundell,
Mrs. Henry Clark, Mr. and Mrs. C.
F. Feldman, Mrs. W. R. Corlev.
Mrs. A. A. McCabe, Mrs. Lee How
ell, Mrs. Ella Davidson, Dorothv
Howell and Mildred Lundell.
Miss Irene Miller 6f Salem and
Garland Swanson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Swanson of lone were
married at the home of Rev. and
Mrs. J. L. Jones at Gladstone on
the morning of June 30. Imme
diately after the ceremony thev
drove to lone and are at present
at the home of the groom's par
ents. Mr. Swanson has a position
as wheat buyer for Henrv Col
lins and will have his office in
Lexington. The many friends of
young couple join in wishing them
Miss Virginia Wasson of Salem
Is a guest at the J. E. Swanson
home. She made the return trip
with Eva and Garland Swanson
who motored to the capitol citv
last week. Fred Pointer of Salem
was also a member of the nartv
and went on to Lexington for a
visit at the home of his uncle, Or
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Davidson and
daughter Treva Jean of Los An
geles, arrived, in lone Tuesday
They will spend six weeks here vis
iting friends and relatives.
George Zlnk of Portland came
up from that city last Thursday
for an overnight visit with his sis
ter, Mrs. Ernest Heliker. With
him was his small daughter, Irene,
wflo win remain at the Heliker
ranch for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Earle Wrleht and
sons of Baker were "over the 4th"
visitors at the home of Mrs.
Wright's parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mrs. D. M. Ward receive word
of the death of her sister, Mrs.
Keeney of Portland, who died in
that city Monday as the result of
Mr. and Mrs. C- F, Feldman and
daughter Katheryn motored to The
Dalles Monday to visit Mr. Feld
Miss Dorothy Clark underwent
an operation for appendicitis at a
Heppner hospital last week.
The Fourth of July was fittingly
observed In lone Tuesday, a good
many people coming from sur
rounding towns and farms to meet
old friends and help the eagle
scream In a regular old fashioned
way. The events of the day were
planned and carried out through
the combined forces of the lone
post of the American Legion and
the Morrow County Grain Growers
association, A short program with
J. E, Hallyburton of Hermlston as
(Continued on Pegs Four)
Carsner's Car Wrecks
Gilliam Co. Mail Stage
The McRae & Brown mail truck
upset on the highway a short
distance north of the Shaffer ranch
Thursday morning, injuring slight
ly, Miss Catherine Hart, a passen
ger. Fred Rickard, driver, was;
uninjured but the truck was badly
damaged, reports the Condon
The accident happened as R. J.
Carsner, in going around the truck,
hooked his rear fender on the
front of the truck, according to
reports. With Mr. Carsner was
Miss Claudle Gochenour of Spray,
who is a student nurse at The
Dalles hospital and was going
nome for a visit.
Carsner had been following the
truck for some distance until he
saw the clear road ahead so e
deavored to pass it.
"I've driven since 1914 and this
is my first accident," said Mr. Car
sner, former state senator and now
register of the land office in The
Dalles. "I had just remarked to
Miss Gochenour the danger in pass
ing vehicles, especially near turns."
County Agents Consider
Part in Adjustment Plan
C. W. Smith, county agent, left
for Corvallis today to be present
tnere at 9:30 tomorrow morning
for a conference of county agents.
called by F. L. Ballard, county ag
ricultural agent leader, for the
purpose of considering the wheat
program of the Agricultural Ad
justment administration. The act
will be explained at the conference
to be attended by 20 county aeents.
and the place of the extension ser
vice in the program will be fullv
explained and many details there
with ironed out.
"This is an important piece of
work which is directly before us
and takes precedence over all oth
er matters at hand," Mr. Ballard
Sixteen members of the C. C C.
camp at Wilson prairie were brot
to Heppner this moraine and dIrc-
ed on the train with their trans
portation paid to New York, from
whence they came about a week
ago. These young fellows seemed
to be very much bent on making
trouble all the while, were insub
ordinate and altogether undesir
able. It is reported that the camp
was in a state of almost complete
riot when a number of state police,
who had been called to the came
arrived on the scene early this
morning the sixteen "gangsters"
being arrayed on one side, armed
with clubs, axes, etc., with the bal
ance of the camp on the other,
ready to defend themselves with
similar weapons. Getting rid of the
Dunch or sixteen should bring
peace, and those remainine will
doubtless be able to go along with
J. W. Beymer is over from Mon
ument for a meeting with the
stockholders of Farmers & Stock
growers National bank. It Is stat
ed that a move is on foot to dis
pose of the assets of the bank to a
Portland banking house in order
that a bank can be opened at Hepp
ner. So far nothing of a definite
nature has taken Dlace. further
than the circulation of petitions
among the business men of the
city, asking their support should
such an arrangement be consum
mated. Roy Neill, in the city on Friday
from his ranch at Pine City, states
mat tne jsutter creek section will
have Just a third of its normal hav
crop this season. Winter killing of
alfalfa forced the ranchers to put
In grain which, is yielding a fine lot
of hay but will be only one cutting
as against the usual three of al
falfa. He looks for hay prices to
bo up this fall and winter because
of the shortage.
Mrs W. C Isom, Frank Leicht,
A C. Houghton and others from
Irrlgon were in Heppner Wednes
day afternoon to interview the
county court concerning matters
within the boundaries of their pre
cinct. Mrs. Isom was particularly
interested in funds to be allotted
to the North Morrow county fair,
the date of which will be announc
Morrow County Has One
Man at Vancouver Camp
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., July
1. With the seventh annual Citi
zen's Military Training camp here
now under way but drastically re
duced dn size, Morrow county has
one student attending the camp.
He is Claude E. Wilcox of Lexing
ton, Considerably less than half the
original quota of 590 were able to
come this year, due to curtail
ments by Ninth corps area head
quarters in line with the federal
economy program. In addition,
however, the budget for transpor
tation was sliced so heavily that
Colonel Harry A. Wells, camp com.
mandor, was forced In many in
stances to make selections from
nearby counties, in order to have
enough money to transport the
students to camp and back again.
The two circumstances are the
reasons why many county quotas
this year are so Bmall.
The ladles of the Christian
church wish to announce that they
will call on you at your homes on
Saturday with candy, cookies and
doughnuts for sale. We will appre
ciate your patronage.
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I From Happenings Here and Yon
I The Changed Fourth
Good Roads and
and other things of more or less
I moment as seen by
The G. T. REPORTER
The Fourth of July "ain't what
it used to be."
Automobiles have lessened the
comimunity sociability of the event
Many folks now Just get in their
cars and go places some do
things others just see things.
There's not the patriotic oratory
that once was. Probably folks feel
the significance of the occasion Just
as must; do not need the annual
revival message; are thankful none
the less for the good work signers
of the Declaration of Independence
A factor which contributed most
largely to the new conception of
the Fourth was probably the inten
sive publicity campaign carried On
for years teaching people the pre-
ferability of a "safe and sane
Youngsters like to play with fire
works just as much as they ever
did. But instead of Grandad hold
ing a cannon cracker in his hand
to help the youngsters with their
fun, and getting severely powder
burned in the doing the way it
used to be he now stands back
and cautions them not to throw the
lighted crackers in the dry grass.
Then there's the marshal to look
out for now, too.
Theres an elderly gentleman
down in Portland who used to be
a member of the fire department
There was no celebration in Port
land this Fourth; no fireworks.
Serene and quiet surroundings
made him reminisce on how arrival
of the Fourth once meant overtime
work for the firemen. A change
for the better; but a bit saddening
to the aged fireman.
Heppner didn't celebrate. Folks
who stayed home J mostly hunted
the shade. Others hunted the shade
of the mountains; fished a little,
lone celebrated safely, sanely.
A large, orderly crowd hunted ex
citement not so much as education
The principal fireworks was a de
bate on the sales tax. An enjoy
able community get-together . was
reported. C. C. C. boys broke up
the dance not with fisticuffs as at
another celebration but by fancy
footwork, brand new stuff from
Oregon is a grand state, unsur
passed in scenic beauty. Topo
graphically much divided by moun
tain ranges, rivers, once people of
various sections intermingled with
each other little; had little in com
mon to work for.
Good roads have changed all this.
And more good roads are coming!
Instead of being on the dead end
of a little used state highway,
Heppner will soon be on an attract
ive cross state highway with com
pletion of the Heppner-Spray road;
will be visited by more folks from
These good roads have cost and
are costing a lot of money, and
some people ask are they worth it?
It seems the untouched resources
that have been and are being open
ed up through their construction
should pay heavy dividends on the
Investment; not to consider the en
hanced spirit of state unification
that naturally results.
The harvest season approaches
apace, to bring heartaches to some,
recompense to others. Crops, gen
erally spotted, are below average.
Reseeding, in some places twice,
brought forth green spears in
places to be blighted by drouth be
fore the heads were formed In
other places average yields will be
harvested But a good price will
help all to carry on
Swimming Tank Water
Tests Okeh Says State
The water in the American Le
gion swimming tank was pro
nounced okeh this week by the
state board of health In a test re
port received by Harold Buhman,
manager. Given a high test, the
water was announced as pure, with
no danger of infection.
Mr. Buhman says the tank is
now full and the water quite warm,
offering attractive and clean swim
ming facilities for the people of
SUNSHINE CLUB MEETS.
The Sunshine 4-H club met July
1 at the homo of Mrs. Swendig.
There were six members and three
visitors present. The members of
the club have completed project
number one, with most of the girls
making tablecloths and napkins.
They are now working on a cro
cheting project. After the busi
ness hour a social time was en
joyed with songs and yells. Re
freshments were served by the
Non-High School Board
Has Organization Meet
Members of the non-high school
board of education for Morrow
county met at the office of Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, county school
superintendent, Saturday, and or
ganized for its duties. Mrs. Elmer
Griffith of Morgan was elected
chairman, and R. B. Rice of Lex
ington, vice-chairman. To settle
the tie for the two-year term re
sulting from the recent election,
Mr. Rice conceded the term to O.
E. Peterson of lone.
Tuition and transportation of pu
pils was discussed, and it was de
cided something would be allowed
for transportation but the amount
was not set, awaiting the making
or tuition contracts. It is the aim
of the board to do all possible for
the high school pupils of the coun
ty, but to keep the levy at this
time within the 2.6 mills. Another
meeting will be held July 15 at
Mrs. Rodgers' office when chair
men and clerks of districts 35. 12.
1 and 26 will be invited to attend
to assist in drawing up tuition con
Harvey W. Scott Statue
To be Unveiled July 22
Unveiling of the Harvey W. Scott
statue at Mt Tabor park and pre
sentation to the city of Portland
has been announced for Saturday.
July 22, at 2:30 o'clock. The statue
is the work of Gutzon Rnre-lum
sculptor of international recogni
tion. The statue commemorates Har
vey W. Scott, pioneer editor of the
Morning Oregonian of Portland
whose journalistic career was cor
related with the pioneer develop
ment of the Pacific northwest
i'atnenng the destinies of the Ore
gonian through its formative per
iod, Scott's forceful character, re
flected in his writing, not only
made a strong Institution of the
fledgling Oregonian, but influenced
in a large degree the development
of a pioneering country.
By MRS. J. W. STEVENS.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Farrens
and family came home from the
Jim Carty ranch on Tuesday of
last week, the sheep in charge of
Mr. Farrens having been sold.
Neva Bleakman, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis some
weeks ago, was brought home on
inursaay of last week. Friends
are glad to note her rapid recov
ery. This locality was treated to
thunder storms and light showers
Sunday evening. Crops are look
ing pretty well but a good rain
would be welcome.
Bud Cannon and Lester Ash
baugh left Sunday for Vancouver
to spend the 4th. Lester will visit
his mother, Mrs. Maud Ashbaueh.
and sisters Katherine and Arleta,
Arleta having gone down to visit
her mother at the close of school
here. The boys made the trip on
Carey Hastings and Perl Howell
returned Sunday from shearine in
Owen and Archie Leathers re
turned Monday from shearing in
Bill Johnson left Friday for
Portland to join Mrs. Johnson who
has been visiting- for the nast
month with relatives in the Rose
The 4th passed rather auietlv out
this way, some going to the moun
tains to eat their dinner, others
going to Top, in Grant county, and
u ione Kock where a real celebra
tion was staged.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Dobyns came
up from near lone Friday and spent
several days with Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Musgrave, Mrs. Dobyns re
mainng with Mrs. Musgrave and
the men going on to Crooked river
for a fishing trip. On their return
home Monday Mr. Dobyns received
the news of the very serious Illness
of his mother, Mrs. H. M. Olden,
and departed at once for home to
be at her bedside.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Jessell of
Union spent several days of last
week in our city.
Mrs. Lucy Glasscock of La
Grande and Mrs. Golda Leathers of
Lexington were visiting a few days
of last week with their mother,
Mrs. Ellen Ashbaueh. and other
relatives of the community.
Jim and Osel Inskeep who work
in the Dry Fork country are spend
ing a few days visiting home folks.
Mrs. Minnie Furlong, postmistress
at Eight Mile, and daughters Ethel
and Kathleen, Mrs. Joe Batty of
Eight Mile and Mrs. Richie Jones
of Dry Fork were guests of Mrs.
J. B. Adams Thursday
Mr and Mrs. Carl Leathers left
Monday for Kimberly to visit with
Mr. Leathers' parents, and to take
in the celebration at Top. They
were accompanied by Miss Nellie
Bleakman and Archie Leathers.
Mrs. Lorena Isom, Louis Mar-
quardt and Mr. and Mrs. Blaine
Chapel were dinner guests Sunday
of Mr. and Mrs. James Hams of
the Rood canyon district.
Ed Warren, brother of Mrs. J.
B. Adams, was a guest at the Ad
ams home from the army camp at
J, B. Adams is looking after the
Cannon sheep In the absence of
Ralph Butler was in town today
from the ranch at Cecil. He will
begin the cutting of his hay crop,
which is all grain hay this season,
in another couple of weeks. The
crop will be good, but will not
make up for the usual three cut
tings of alfalfa.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Lexington Home Economics
club will be held Thursday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Marion
Palmer. Each member is request
ed to write on a slip of paper her
suggestion for the betterment of
the club and bring it to the meet
ing. These slips will be distribut
ed to be read at roll call.
Harold Beach returned home
Friday evening from Chicago where
he has just completed his course
at Purdue university. From Dawes
City, Iowa, he was accompanied by
(jeorge Scott, a cousin of Mrs. El
sic M. Beach. Mr. Scott will spend
tne summer here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Cutler have
moved into the Kuns house. Mr.
Cutler is with the state highway
Miss Delpha Merritt, who has
been in Arlington for several
months has returned to the home
of her mother, Mrs. Ted McMillan.
Her grandfather. Joe Clark, and
Mr. Emerald drove up with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Pieper are
the parents of a seven-pound boy.
born on July first at the home of
Mrs. Maggie Hunt in Heppner. The
mile lad has been named Melvin
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McNeil of
Portland were visitors at the home
of their daughter, Mrs. Harry
Schriever, for a few days the first
or the week.
J. H. Frad of Portland made a
business trip to Lexington last
Iva Kuns Is confined to her home
Orville Cutsforth is Installing an
electric motor in his elevator to
take the place of the gasoline en
gine which he used last year. This
elevator, which he built last year
for the handling of his wheat here,
has a capacity of 25,000 bushels.
Mr. Lasher and Mr. Sipe of the
International Harvester company
were business visitors in Lexington
Edna Rauch came over from
Echo Saturday morning and spent
the Fourth of July with her par
ents. She has returned to Echo
where she is attending the school
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Townsend
and daughter Olive came up from
their Portland home Tuesday and
are spending the week with Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Schriever.
Freeman Hill of Portland is vis
iting Lexington friends this week.
rsamara jane Fryrear, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling
tryrear of Heppner, spent last
week with Mrs. Roy Johnson.
Miss Wilma Leach, Mrs. Golda
Leathers, Mr. and Mrs. Lester
White and Howard Lane spent the
fourth of July in the mountains.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Stewart
are the proud parents of a 10H
pound boy born on June 29. He has
been named John Alec.
Doris Burchell suffered an attack
of appendicitis last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Graves, for
merly of Lexington but now of
Boardman, were visitors Sunday at
the homes of their sons, John and
Shelby. Mr. Graves had the mis
fortune recently to lose his barn
and all its contents in a fire caused
by spontaneous combustion of a
haystack adjacent to the barn.
Mrs. Golda Leathers returned on
Thursday from a visit of several
weeks with her son Loren at Idaho
W. L. Copenhaver motored to
Hermiston Friday and took the
stage for Ellensburg, Wash.
Mrs. Effle Parkins visited friends
in lone last week.
Mrs. Florence Beach left on the
train Friday morning, going to
Portland where she will spend a
week with her sister.
Nellie Doney visited friends in
Portland last week.
Fred Pointer of Salem spent a
few days of this week at the home
of his uncle, Orville Cutsforth.
W. Trumbull of Stanfleld arrived
in Lexington last week and has
charge of the depot
Among Lexington Grange mem
bers who attended the meeting of
Morrow County Pomona grange at
Boardman Saturday were Mr. and
Mrs. S. J. Devine, Harvey Miller
and J. O. Turner.
Ed Miller was a business visitor
in Pendleton Friday.
The secretary of state has sent
out application blanks for those de
siring to renew their operators and
chauffeurs licenses. These may be
obtained at the W. F. Barnett store
in Lexington. All licenses must be
renewed by Sepetember 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jones and son
Richard and Miss Clara Miller, all
of Salem, are visiting relatives here
this week. Mrs. Jones and M1ss
Miller are sisters of Harvey, John,
Karl, Ed and Merle Miller.
Mrs. A. Reaney has been 111 at
her home below Lexington.
Mrs. Omar Luttrell returned
home from The Dalles hospital Sat
urday evening. She was accom
panied home by her daughter Ruth
who has been visiting relatives at
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Miller on Sunday were Mr. and
Mrs. Gail Jones, Miss Clara Miller,
Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and Mr.
and Mrs. Merle Miller.
Mrs. Carl Daniclson and her
daughter, Delma Miller, of Ellens
burg are visiting releatives near
Mrs. Minnie Leach was hostess
at a campfire dinner at her home
Friday evening. Her guests were
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barnett, Mr.
and Mrs. James Leach, Mrs. Trlna
Parker and Miss Dona Barnett.
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HARVEST TO START
IW COUNTY JULY 20
Grain Reported Ripening
Fast in North Section;
South End Later.
lone and Lexington Sections Will
Have Best Yields; Heppner Fiat
Wheat Hurt by Heat Waves.
Ripening wheat fields in north
Morrow county omen the starting
of harvesting by July 20, according
to general reports from that sec
tion. Fields to the south, later to
mature, will not be ready until la
ter, but once started harvesting
will be in progress in the county
through much of July and August
Varying reports of crop condi
tions come from different sections,
with best reports coming from the
lower country about Lexington and
lone. Heppner flat, upper Eight
Mile and other sections to the
south of Heppner appear to have
been badly damaged by heat waves.
with the condition quite spotted.
Nearer the mountains the grain
is reported still in condition to be
helped materially by rain, with re
port of some fields that may fall
to neaa out If rain does not come.
Reports generally indicate that
Morrow county's total output will
be considerably below average.
This was occasioned largely by the
general freeze-out last winter
which necessitated reseeding this
spring, and in some instances two
reseeding3 were made.
Not considered a profitable
spring wheat country on the aver
age, production of a spring crop
this year was a case of necessity.
Early in the spring the crop ap-
pearea to Be a complete failure
with an arid condition prevailing
generally. Good May rains im
proved conditions, and good growth
was made until the middle of June
when three days of strong winds
and warm weather dried out the
ground and resulted in consider
Cooler days and nights with oc
casional light sectional showers
helped conditions throughout the
remainder of June, helping wheat
in sections to mature, with quite
warm weather the last week has
tening the process.
Few farmers have attempted to
predict their yields, except in cases
where the wheat apaears to be too
far gone for hopes of harvesting
it A check of the sacks as the
wheat comes from the spouts of
combines and threshers will tell
the story better.
Meantime, encouraging market
reports are received, with the cash
price in Portland for soft white at
72 cents today. The soft Federa
tion, largely used for reseedine
here, comes under this classifica
tion. There is a very light old-crop
carry-over in this county to bene
fit from the better market condi
tions, and the return to the county
from wheat this year depends
largely on the new crop results.
Early Action Requested
In Getting New Licenses
Nearly 300.000 drivers are yet to
be licensed before September 1st
and every possible arrangement to
expedite the issuance of the per
mits is being made, according to
word just received from Hal E.
Hoss, secretary of state. During
the past few days each county
sheriff and each state police of- '
fleer has been supplied with ap
plication blanks, making new
sources of supply for the required
forms. Applicants may now con
tact these officials as well as trav
elling examiners or writing to the
Salem office to obtain application
"For the motorist's own conve
nience in getting his new driver's
license, I recommend early action."
Mr. Hoss declares. "Because there
are so many persons to be rell
censed during the short time be.
tween now and September 1st
prompt and effloient service can be
given only if applicants file at an
early date," the secretary said.
examinations are dispensed with
in most cases, under the new law.
Only those who are 70 years or
more of age, those who have driv
ing records that might Indicate de
fects In operation, and those who
are not normal physically or men
tally are required to submit to the
Applicants desirine to renew
their licenses before September 1
should first obtain an application
DianK, nil it out, sign it In the
presence of a notary public or oth
er person qualified to administer
an oath, and finally either hand it
to a travelling examiner or mall it
directly to the secretary of state
with the $1 fee.
EXAMINER HERE 12TII.
Martin Redding, examiner of op
erators and chauffeurs, will be in
Heppner Wednesday, July 12, at
tne court house, between the hours
of 1 and 5 p. m., according to an
nouncement from the secretary of
state's office. All those wishing
permits or licenses should got In
toucn with Mr. Redding at this