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Volume 50, Number 41.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
First National, Portland,
Makes Application for
Heppner Branch.
E. B. MacNaughton, Presdient, and
J. H. Mackle, Vice-President,
Meet Large Group Here.
The First National Bank of Port.
land will open a branch in Heppner
just as soon as approval of its ap
plication for permit is received from
Washing-ton and arrangements are
completed for local quarters. That
was the statement of E. B. Mac
Naughton, president, who with J.
H. Mackle, vice-president, waited
upon a large delegation of people
from all parts of Morrow county at
the Elks temple Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. MacNaughton said that appli
cation for charter had been made.
A unanimous expression of opin
ion was voiced by her people that
Morrow county sincerely wants,
sorely needs, and warmly welcomes
a bank. The sentiment heartily en
dorsed the interest expressed by
the Portland institution, and Mr.;
MacNaughton's statement was re
ceived by a round of hearty ap
plause. Signifying the interest of the lo
cal people, a committee was ap
pointed, largely from among the
people present, to extend coopera
tion to the bank in such ways as it
may be of service. The committee,
including leading citizens represent
ative of the various sections of the
trading territory, was named as
follows: C. W. Smith, Chas. Thom
son, R. A. Thompson, W. F. Barnett,
Bert Mason, J. O. Kincald, Henry
Peterson, Mrs. Lucy E. Rode-ers. A.
E. Wright, D. A. Wilson, D. T. Good
man, John Brosnan, J. W. Beymer
ana jacK iynd.
News that the strong Portland
bank had decided upon opening a
branch at Heppner was received as
a compliment to the trade Doten-
tialltles of this district, which for
years has been among the leading
wheat and wool producing districts
of the state. Confidence was ex
pressed on every hand that business
conditions here are on the upgrade,
and a sincere faith was shown in a
rosy future for a banking institu
tion with the solidarity of that of
the First National of Portland.
While many approaches upon the
Portland bank had been made by
local people, and it was known that
some consideration of this city was
being given by it, the news given
by Mr. MacNaughton Tuesday was
the first public assurance that the
bank had definitely decided to enter
this field.
Since starting upon its branch
banking program a few months ago,
the First National has opened 15
branch institutions, entering the
eastern Oregon field first at The
Dalles and Pendleton and if the
plans laid for here materialize
Heppner will have the sixteenth
While In Heppner Mr. MacNaugh
ton and Mr. Mackie conferred with
J. L. Gault, receiver for the local
banks which have been in course of
liquidation since the first of the
year. Negotiations were discussed
toward obtaining the old First Na
tional bank quarters.
News of the First National's deci
sion spread like wild-fire and elec
trified the atmosphere with a re
newed spirit of optimism. Merch
ants, as well as people of the county
generally, have been irked by the
inconvenience of doing business un
der the conditions of restricted lo
cal exchange facilities of the last
year, and are happy, Indeed, over
the prospect of aga(n being able to
enjoy twentieth century banking
Many Folks Enjoy 6-o'Cleck Tur
key Dinner; Blue Lodge and
Star Officers Inducted.
Turkey and all the trimmin's were
served in copious quantities to mem
bers of the Heppner Masonic or
ders, their families and friends, con
vened last evening for the joint in
stallation of officers of Heppner
lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., and
Ruth chapter No. 32, O. E. S., at
Masonic hall. It was necessary to
lay the large tables twice to serve
the large number in attendance. The
dinner was served shortly after 6
o'clock in the dining room, followed
by installation of officers in the
lodge hall.
Featuring the Installation cere
monies was the presentation of a
past master's jewel to Len L. Gil
liam, retiring master, by Earl W.
Gordon, and the presentation of
gifts to Mrs. F. S. Parker and Mr.
Gordon, retiring worthy matron and
worthy patron respectively, by Mrs.
Paul M. Gemmell and J. O. Turner.
Mrs. Sarah McNamer was install
ing officer for the Eastern Star, be
ing assisted by Mrs. Jessie Pruyn,
chaplain, and Mrs. Florence Hughes,
Marshal. Officers installed were
Ealor Huston, W. M.; E. R. Huston,
W. P.: Hazel Vaughn. A. M.: F. S.I
Parker, A. P.; Harriet Gemmell J
Sec.; May Gilliam, Treas.; Lena
Cox, Cond.; Gladys Goodman, A
Cond.; Virginia Turner, organist;
Rosa Howell, chaplain; Elizabeth
Bloom, Ada; Ethel Smith, Ruth
Anna Wightman, Esther; Oma Cox,
Martha; Coramae Ferguson, Electa;
Juanlta Leathers, warder; Madge
Coppock, marshal, and J. O. Tur
ner, sentinel.
With F. S. Parker as installing
officer, W. O. Dix as chaplain and
P. M. Gemmell as marshal, the fol
lowing Blue lodge officers were In
stalled: Earle Gilliam, W. M.; Mar
vin Wightman, S. W.; Lawrence
Beach, J. W.; F. S. Parker, Treas.;
Spencer Crawford, Sec; W. O. Dix
chaplain; C. J. D. Bauman, marshal;
J. u. Turner, S. D. ; Vawter Parker,
J. D.; Terrell Benge, S. S.; Chas. B.
Cox, J. S.; S. P. Devin, tyler.
Heppner chapter No. 26, R. A. M.
will install new officers at Masonic
hall this evening.
Judge Campbell Tells of
State Pension Situation
In response to numerous inquiries
at his office, W. T. Campbell, coun
ty judge, gives some information
relative to the situation of the old
age pension in Morrow county.
Thirty dollars a month is the
maximum amount to be paid any
beneficiary under the pension act
which becomes effective January 1,
and the county is not obligated to
pay the run amount to anyone, the
judge said, in answer to many folks
who held the belief that they were
to get $30 a month from the county
as soon as the act becomes effective,
To keep from exceeding the 6 per
cent limitation, the county was able
to budget but $6000 for the pension
fund. With 74 applications for pen
sions already received, it will be im
possible for the county to pay all
eligible persons $30 a month, which
would require A fund of $27,000. Ex
actly what the county will do has
not been definitely decided, with
tne matter still under consideration
by the court. Each individual case
will . be considered separately and
the court will do the best it can un
der the conditions. Should the coun
ty pay all applicants $30 a month
an additional 2-mill tax would be
required, Judge Campbell said.
While the judge expressed an ap
preciation for the purpose of the
old age pension act, he believed
those entitled to pensions should un
derstand the dilemma faced by the
court and not be too severe in their
MAY BRING $20,000
New Production Control Association
to Affect 1000 Acres In Mor
row County.
New Milk "Bus" on Route
For Alfalfa Lawn Dairy
Wightman Bros, are Initiating a
handsome new dellverey truck on
their mirk route this week. The
"bus" was delivered to them here
Monday forenoon and has been an
object of admiration since. Re
cently, through the accident that
happened to John Wightman at the
railroad crossing coming out from
the home at the dairy plant, the de
livery on the job here for several
years, was about completely demol
ished, making It necessary to get a
new one. This machine seems to be
just about the last word for the Job,
and Dick Wightman is prouder of It
than a kid with his first pair of red
topped boots. Milk from this wag
on ought to be just a little bit bet
ter than anything heretofore deliv
ered from Alfalfa Lawn Dairy; and
this Is saying a whole lot.
Hunting and fishing licenses is
sued for the year in Morrow county
are given by Gay M. Anderson,
clerk, as follows: anglers, 43; hunt
ers, 313; combination, 61; county
hunters, 43; county anglers, 21; non
resident anglers, 5; non-resident
hunters, 2; elk license, 42. Report
was made at Mr. Anderson's office
of 7 elk killed. These did not in
clude all the elk killed by county
hunters, however, as reports of
some killed were made in other
Jack Dosser Answers
Summons in Texas
James Gentry is in receipt of a
letter from Adrian, Texas, announc
ing the death there on Sunday, De
cember 10th, of Jack Dosser, re
cently of Heppner. Mr. Dosser left
here for the South the day follow
ing the Rodeo, and just at that time
he was not feeling any too well. His
funeral occurred at Adrian on the
Tuesday following his death, and
his friends here are not informed
as to whether he had relatives re
siding in that part of Texas.
Mr. Dosser was a resident here
for several years and made numer
ous friends in this community.
Something like two years ago he
was operated on in Portland for a
malignant internal growth. He
never fully recovered from this
though getting strong enough to do
a lot or work being perhaps a little
too ambitious in this regard for his
own good. The affliction from which
he suffered is no doubt the cause of
death. Mr. Gentry, with whom Mr.
Dosser worked a great deal of the
time while living here, became very
mucn attacned to Jack, and he
mourns him as one who was a sin
cere friend.
North County Farmers
Want Arlington Road
Bert Palmateer, in town Tuesday
from the Morgan district, was in
terviewing the county court on be
half of completion of the Arlington
road from Morgan. Completion of
the road would enable farmers of
the west Morgan district to put their
wheat on shipboard at The Dalles
for nine cents a sack direct from
the fields, making a saving of at
least 5 cents a bushel over present
charges, Mr. Palmateer said.
The new rate was given as that
quoted by Arlington men, based on
barge transportation of the wheat
from Arlington to The Dalles with
completion of port facilities at Ar
lington. Organization of a port dis
trict at Arlington was provided for
at a recent election.
The road proposed for improve
ment passes through one of Mr.
Palmateer's fields, and he has of
fered to exchange land with the
county for the proposed new right
of way. The distance from Morgan
to Arlington by this route Is 19
miles as against 32 miles by way of
the Oregon - Washington and Co
lumbia River highways.
J. O. Turner, Morrow county's
representative in the legislature,
this week received two letters of
appreciation of his services at the
recent special session. A warm note
of thanks for Mr. Turner's coopera
tion and helpful service was re
ceived from Earl W. Snell, speaker
of the house. The other letter, from
R. R. Turner, chairman of the legis
lative committee of .the Oregon
State Teachers association, congrat
ulated Morrow county's representa
tive upon his firm stand in behalf
of the sales tax for relief of schools.
J. L. Gault, bank receiver, was a
business visitor In Pendleton on
The smoker staged at the Lex
ington school gymnasium last Sat
urday was full of action and fun.
Seven wrestling and boxing matches
and three comedy stunts kept the
crowa in nysterics.
The matches were as follows: Asa
Shaw and Ellwayne Peck wrestled
three four-minute rounds to a draw.
Both boys were active and clever,
Laverne Wright won a decision
over Clayton Davis in their three
rounds of boxing. Laverne had the
advantage because of greater ex
perience but Clayton holds terrific
punches in either hand.
If there ever was a real combat,
such i a one was staged by Finley
ijiods ana i.ee Shaw in their three
rouna boxing match. Fists flew
from bell to bell without a let-un
Hard blows were eagerly taken in
oraer to gain an opportunity to
sock tne otner fellow.
Francis Nickerson and Don AH
stott wrestled a grueling fifteen
minutes to a draw. Both worked
every hold possible but gained no
falls. These boys will have to be
re-matched in the future to settle
tneir argument.
Albert Huff and Virgil Smith re
newed hostilities with a terrific on
slaught to settle the draw thev trot
a. me last smoKer. Each was de
termined to mow the other down
The result was a draw for the two
battered gladiators.
Shorty Peck and Garland Thomp
son set aside formal manners for
tne evening in an endeavor to oin
each other's shoulders to the can
vas. These two huskies kept the
crowd in an uproar with their leg
aives, wrist locks and airplane
spins, uariand succeeded in win
ning the match with one fall. Shor
ty avers that there is another day
coming, so be it.
The last match was a muscle.
bending and bone-crushing contest
by Bob Allstott and George Gillis.
Bob's tremendous strength was too
much for Gillis in the first round
and he threw the teacher with a
series of reverse headlocks. Gillis
was more cautious the last round
and slipped one over on Bob by
pinning mm witn a snort arm scis
sors. That was one hold the strong
man could not break. It was voiced
by several ardent fans that these
two should meet again to settle af
fairs. The two declared their in
tention to continue at any time, at
any place, and upon any provoca
Several of the contestants were
challenged for a bout in the next
smoker. Bob Rozencrans challenged
i-rariana inompson to a wrestling
bout and Don Jones challenged Vir
gil Smith to a boxing match. The
prospects are looking up to a bigger
and better smoker about the middle
of January.
Last but most hilarious were the
comic stunts by the Lexington Boy
Scouts. The first of these was a
contest called Chinese wrestling.
Two fighters were placed facing
each other on a pole parallel to the
floor and suspended by ropes. The
object was for each to try to get
his opponent off the pole by the use
of pillows, hands and feet Lee
Shaw was judged the winner.
Another good comedy was the etrcr
breaking contest. Keith Gentry and
iiii aurcnen were the winners of
this event.
The Lexington smokers are grow
ing in interest, fun and snort. The
next smoker benefit to be held in
January promises to be the best
Elroy, nine-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Myles Martin, had his left
arm broken when he was thrown
from a horse Friday morning.
Laurel Ueach has been chosen to
sing the tenor solos In "The Mes
siah," with the choir of the Sun-
nyskie Congregational church In
Portland on Sunday evening, De
cember 24th.
The Christmas program at the
school on Wednesday evening was
a very enjoyable one and was weH
attended. It consisted chiefly of
solos, duets and choruses by Laurel
A potential income of $20,000 for
producers of corn and hogs in Mor
row county is offered through the
second production control associa-
tion to be organized In the county
soon, announces C. W. Smith, coun
ty agent. The $20,000 represents the
total amount or benefit payments
should all corn and hog producers
contract to reduce their production
of these products by 20 to 30 percent
tor corn and 25 percent for hogs.
Mr. Smith is in receipt of bulle
tins from the Agricultural Adjust
ment administration giving full de
tails of the plan and the necessity
xor it. As in tne case or wheat, the
plan is intended to eliminate sur
pluses of corn and hogs which are
depressing the market, and to es
tablish the market prices of the
commodities on the basis of a fa;
exchange value for commodities the
farmer buys.
Mr. Smith was unable to say just
now soon steps or organization are
to be taken in this county, though
it will be in the near future. In
perfecting the organization an ed
ucational campaign will be conduct
ed similar to that employed in put
ting across -the wheat allotment
While Morrow county does not
figure largely in the production of
corn and hogs, it is none the less to
the interest of raisers of these com
modities to investigate the plan
thoroughly, Mr. Smith said. It was
estimatetd that 1000 acres are de
voted to raising corn in this county,
while many farms have hog broods!
tne operators of which should inves
tigate the plan whether or not the
hogs are raised for market.
More particulars of the plan are
given in another1 article from the
state college in this issue.
To help speed up the signing and
acceptance of contracts, farmers are
advised by the adjustment admin
istration, (1) to attend all meetings
concerned with the corn and hog
project to learn the actual workings
or tne plan and to be entirely fa
miliar with it; (2) to assemble defi
nite figures on the acreage of vari
ous crops during 1932 and 1933 on
the farm to be operated in 1934. and
to determine the acreage taken out
lor woodlands. DM'.nre. farm build
ings, orchards, rotfua iiiid the like
so that account may be made for
the total farm area; (3) to assemble
definite information on number of
litters farrowed by sows in 1932 and
1933, and on the disposal of hogs
from these litters; also on the num
ber of feeder pigs bought and sold
In the 2-year base period (Dec. 1,
1931 to Dec. 1, 1932, and Dec. 1, 1932
to Dec. 1, 1933) ; (4) to be thinking
aDout tne nelds which may be con
tracted to the government, and to
determine as nearly as possible the
average corn yield for this land
during the past five years; (5) to
obtain all the data possible on the
yields and kind of crops planted
the last five years on the lands ex
pected to be leased; (6) to assemble
Information on uses made of the
corn crop during the last two years
(on the farm to be ooerated In
1934), whether for grain, silage
hogging-down, cash sale or other
purposes; (7) to assemble all sales
slips, farm records or other kinds
of evidence to support claims as to
corn and hog production before the
county and community committees
which must administer this plan
locally; (8) to obtain this informa
tion for all farms or fields owned
or operated; (9) to fill out as com
pletely as possible the answers to
all the questions asked on the far
mer's work sheet, this sheet to be
distributed soon.
Special Music at Church
of Christ Sunday A. M.
Two of the beautiful numbers of
the cantata, "The Angel and the
Star," will be repeated at eleven o-
clock this coming Sunday mornine
by the ladles' choir. A number of
requests have been received for a
repetition of this beautiful presen
tation with the original setting and
the ladies have prepared two num
bers for the Sunday morning ser
vice. You are invited to come and
enjoy this worship in song. Plan
also to be present for the song ser
vice and the evangelistic sermon at
"II" Club Smoker Set
For Saturday Night
Heppner high school's honorary
lettermen's club will put on their
second annual smoker at the gym
nasium Saturday night The main
event is a mixed bout between Fran
cis Nickrson and Albert' Huff. Nick
erson will wrestle and Huff will box.
There are nine other bouts which
are all first rate matches.
As a curtain raiser the lettermen
have arranged a battle royal as part
oi tne initiation for the boys who
make their first letter this year.
Seven boys will take part in the
battle royal and each will be blind
folded and given a pillow. This is
an event seldom witnessed in Hepp
ner. The funds received from the smo
ker will be used to purchase letters
and sweaters for the lettermen. The
price of admission is 25 cents and
the fights begin at 7:15. The bouts
are arranged as follows:
Junior Barratt vs. Dick Fergu
son, box; Richard Cash vs. John
Crawford, box; Lyle Cox vs. Pete
Christenson, box; Richard Hayes
vs. Riley Munkers, box; Alvin Pet
tyjohn vs. Alton Pettyjohn, box:
Don Jones vs. Boyd Redding, wres
tle; .raul fhelan vs. A. Shoun. box
James Shoun vs. Steven Wehmeyer,
wrestle; Matt Kenny vs. Reese Bur-
kenbine, box; Francis Nickerson
(wrestle) vs. Albert Huff (box) : bat
tle royal, Ed Dick, Howard Furlong,
tay neia, uon Drake, Howard Bry
ant, Owen Bleakman, Raymond
Committee Organizes Meeting to
Welcome First National Of
ficials; Turner Talks.
Supt. Howard Analyzes
Operation of Proposed
Law in This County.
Referendum Petitions Hold up Ef
fectiveness Until After March;
May be on Primary Ballot.
7:30 on Sunday evening. This will
be a great service and you are urged J final possessors of the prizes were
Charles Carlson will spend the
winter months in Portland taking a
mechanical course at the Adcox
Auto school.
Miss Clara Nelson has returned
to her home to spend the holidays
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al
fred Nelson. She has been a stu
dent at O. S. C. at Corvallis for the
past three months.
The Past Noble Grands club of
the Rebekah lodge held their De
cember meeting at the home of Mrs.
W. Howk last Friday afternoon
Seven ladies were present and the
regular business of the club was
transacted after which delicious re
freshments were served by the
Mrs. George Tucker and Mrs. H.
D. McCurdy spent last Wednesday
in enaieton shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindstrom
ware business visitors in Portland
last week. On their return home
they were accompanied by Miss Ed
na Lindstrom who has spent the last
two months visiting near Portland.
On Wednesday evening, Dec. 20.
the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star
chapter held a joint installation of
officers at Masonic hall. Mrs. Ruth
B. Mason acted as installing officer
for Locust chapter, assisted by Mrs.
Martha Dick as marshal!, Mrs. Clara
Howk as chaplain and Mrs. Mar
garet Blake as organist. The fol
lowing officers were installed to
serve during 1934: Orral Feldman,
Worthy Matron; George Krebs,
Worthy Patron; Ruby Roberts, As
sociate Matron; Carl Feldman, As
sociate Patron; Viola Lieuallen,
Conductress; Roxy Krebs, Associate
Conductress; Ruth Mason, secre
tary; Hila Timm, treasurer; Lola
McCabe, chaplain; Anna Blake
marshall; Margaret Blake, organist;
Mabel Krebs, Ada; Mary Beckner,
Kutn; Katheryn Feldman, Esther;
Fannie Griffith, Martha; Delia Mc
Curdy, Electa; Grace Misner, war
der, and George Ely, sentinel. Of
ficers of the Blue lodge were install
ed by Bert Johnson as installing of
ficer and Elmer Griffith, marshal.
They were: Carl Feldman, W. M.;
H. V. Smouse, S. W.; Roy Ekleber
ry, J. W.; George Ely, secretary;
Laxton McMurray, treasurer; John
Krebs, S. D.; Walter Dobyns, J. D.;
Earl Blake, S. S.; Joe Howk. J. S.:
D. McCurdy, chaplain, and El
mer Griffith, tyler. Following the
installation a supper was served to
members and invited guests in the
dining room.
Last Friday afternoon Mrs. Vic
tor Peterson and Mrs. Ed Dick of
Heppner entertained a group of
lone ladies at the home of Mrs.
ick. Four tables of bridge were
at play. Four prizes were given.
one each for 100 honors, a grand
slam, a small slam, and a hand with
no card higher than a jack. These
prizes were awarded in rotation to
each person who during the after
noon had one of these Items and
the person in whose possession they
were at the end of the afternoon
was allowed to keep them. The
to come and bring a friend. The
topic, "The Lifted Christ." J. R.
Benton, Minister.
A free Christmas matinee, show
ing "Black Beauty." will be given
the children of the community at
the Star theater beginning at 2:30
o'clock Monday afternoon through
tne courtesy of the theater and
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks.
A very special invitation has been
extended by J. O. Turner, exalted
ruler, for all kiddies to come and
enjoy this fine show. It has always
been the policy of the lodge to give
the kiddies some kind of a treat at
Christmas time, and it Is pleased to
announce the hearty cooperation of
tne theater in being able to Dermit
the kiddies to see the show free on
Christmas afternoon.
(Continued on Fag Four)
The city presented a pretty lively
appearance on Saturday as many
people were In town shopping
around. There was evidence of
considerable holiday buying.
Mrs. C. W. McNamer, Mrs. C. W.
Swanson, Mrs. Clyde Denny and
Mrs. George Tucker. Guests were
Mesdames George Tucker, H. D.
McCurdy, Carl F. Feldman, Walter
Corlcy, Bert Mason, Garland Swan
son, Cleo Drake, D. M. Ward, C. W.
McNiimer, Clyde Denny, W. A. Wil
cox, Omar Rletmann, Louis Bergev
in, Johnny Turner, C. W. Swanson
and Miss Norma Swanson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson and
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson
spent Saturday in Pendleton. While
there Mr. J. E. Swanson purchased
a new V-8 coupe which was deliv
ered to him Sunday.
Olllcers to serve the Rebekah
lodge during the first six months of
the new year have been elected.
They are Margaret Crawford, No
ble Grand; Rosa Fletcher, Vice
Grand; Lena Lundell, sec. and Etta
Howell, treas. Appointive officers
will be named later and installation
held during January.
Kenneth Smouse has returned
from Corvallis where he has been
representative. Limited time per
mitted Mr. Turner to give but a few
of the highlights of the Knox liquor
plan, the sales tax, and the truck
ana bus bill.
Because of the great amount of
explanation already disseminated on
the first two measures, Mr. Turner
touched them lightly, stressing more
the importance of the revision of
the truck and bus law which gives
relief to the farmer by permitting
him to haul his products by truck
at the car license fee of $5.
Earl Thomson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Thomson, home from th
University of Oregon for the Christ
mas vacation, gave a short and
stirring talk depicting the univer
sity angle In the fight launched to
remove w. J. Kerr from the chan
cellorship of higher education.
Mrs. Margaret Jones
Was Morrow Pioneer
Funeral services for Mrs. Mar
garet Jones were held at All Saints
Episcopal here yesterday afternoon
at 2:30, with interment followine in
Masonic cemetery where other
members of the family are buried.
The remains arrived from Portland
on the train yesterday morning and
were taken in charge by Case Mem
orial mortuary. Mrs. Jones died at
her home in Portland on Sunday,
Dec. 15. Rev. John Dawson, rector
of Church of the Good Shepherd of
Portland, delivered the sermon
and conducted the ritualistic ser
vices of the church of which Mrs.
Jones had been a lifelong member.
Mrs. Jones was a pioneer resident
of the Heppner community. She
was a native of England, born at
.Preston, Dec. 28, 1854. She came to
America with her parents when a
young girl, and at the age of 19
came to Pendleton to make her
home with a sister there. Her
maiden name was Margaret Tomp
kins. She was married to Henrv
Jones at Pendleton on Dec. 12, 1880,
and came to live on the ranch near
Lena in this county. Mr. Jones died
several years ago, and of her fam
ily she is survived by two children,
Mrs. Stella Bailey and William H.
Jones of Portland
In response to word of the pro
posed visit of E. B. McNaughton,
president, and J. H. Mackie, vice-
president of the First National Bank
of Portland, the Lions club Monday
appolntetd a committee which ar
ranged for the mass meeting and
spread the word that resulted in a
large group of representative Mor
row county farmers and business
men being present at the Elks hall
to greet the bank officials. Mem
bers of the committee were C. W.
Smith, L. E. Dick. Gay M. Andeson.
Frank W. Turner and J. O. Turner. ' School district No. 1 of Heppner,
lhe club was favored by a short comprising 13 teacher - classroom
review of some of the main legisla- I ...
tion passed at the specfal session. r""8' WOuW reCelve an annuaI aP"
given by J. O. Turner, the county's Portnment of $5200 from the op-
...... . ... fin f inn Ik. 1 i .- .
ui me aates utx passed ay
the recent special legislative assem
bly, according to a computation
made by C. A. Howard, state super
intendent of public instruction. The
resulting reduction in the district
tax would be approximately 4.4
This was one of several examples
given by Mr. Howard on how the
operation of the sales tax would af
fect school revenues in Morrow
county, based on the state tax com
mission's estimated amount of rev
enue the tax would raise.
Operation of the tax is now held
up until after March 16 by filing of
referendum petitions, and the peo
ple may be given an opportunity to
vote on it at the primary election
next spring in event enough signa
tures to the petitions are obtained
to place it on the ballot
The sales tax bill will reduce the
county tax levies approximately one
mill and will cut $3,000,000 a year
from the school district taxes of
the state according to Superinten
dent Howard's analysis.
Receipts from similar revenue
measures in operation in other
states indicate that the Oregon bill
will produce $4,000,000 annually.
Seventy-five percent of this sum, or
$3,000,000, will be apportioned to
the school districts in proportion to
the number of classroom units, or
the number of teachers reaui'red
This would amount to $400 per
teacner-ciassroom unit, since there
are approximately 7500 such units
in the state. On this basis a one
teacher school would receive $400;
a two-teacher school would ramiv
$800; and a 5-teacher school would
receive $2,000. The bill requires the
county assessor to cut from the dis
trict property tax levy the amount
estimated to be received from this
The remaining twenty-flve per
cent, or $1,000,000 will go to the
county school funds of the counties
on the basis of the assessed valua
tions as equalized by the state tax
commission and the county assess
or of each county is required to re
duce the county property levy by
the amount received from this fund.
This reduction will average approx
imately one mill.
Superintendent Howard's compu
tation for Morrow county districts
is based on June, 1933, attendance
records and March, 1933, valuations.
Besides district No. 1, Mr. Howard
gives figures for distriots 4, 12, 35
and 59.
District 4, near lone, an elemen
tary district, with one teacher
classroom unit, would receive $400
with a reduction in district tax nf
2.4 mills.
District 12, Lexington hich school
and elementary, with 5 units would
receive $2000, with a reduction in
district tax of approximately 3.4
District 35, lone, elementarv and
high school, having 6 units, would
receive $2400, with a district tax re
duction of 2.9 mills, approximately.
District 59, near Heppner, an ele
mentary district with one unit
would receive $400, with a reduc
tion in district tax of 3.5 mills.
Wool Position Strong
Reports Local Grower
That wool now holds the strongest
position at any time since the re
cent decline with prospects bright
for still further improvement the
coming year Is the report of J. G.
Barratt who returned yesterday
from Portland where he attended a
meeting of the Pacific Cooperative
Wooigrowers association.
"All Indications point to increas
ing prices during the first six
months of next year. Prices are
now on the upgrade, and the mone
tary situation is reacting especially
favorably to the woolgrower," said
Mr. Barratt, who added that com
petition will be keen among buyers
for domestic wools.
The Pacific cooperative has an
nounced that it will be in a position
after the first of the year to make
shearing advances on the basis of
a dollar or more a fleece.
Indicating the recent price trend,
Mr. Barratt said a late sale of their
wool netted 27 cents a pound. Cal-
iifornla wools sold recently netted
as high as 31 cents, he said.
(Continued on Pgt Four)
The Christmas cantata, "The An
gel and the Star," was presented at
the Christian church Sunday eve
ning to a fair sized audience. The
arrangement is for female voices
only, and 15 women and young la
dies of the church participated, giv
ing the cantata in a beautiful man
ner, with Mrs. Barbara England
directing and Mrs. J. O. Turner at
the piano. Solo parts were well
sustained by Mrs. England, Mrs.
John Turner, Mrs. Raymond Fer
guson, Mrs. Crocket Sprouls and
Mrs. Hubert Gailey, and the entire
choir made a nice appearance in
their vestments. The rendition of
the cantata was well received by
the audience, many of whom ex
pressed a little disappointment that
the composition was not longer. We
understand that the cantata is to be
repeated in large part at the morn
ing worship hour as an adjunct to
the Christmas sermon by Pastor
Benton on next Sunday.
Little Bobby Jones had to have
his right arm done in splints Tues
day evening as a result of a fall he
received at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Jones. No
bones were broken, but the liga
ments wore torn.
Students at Home for
the Christmas Holidays
The mid-winter holiday season of
the schools of higher education
will be a few days longer this year
than usual and the numerous stu
dents from Heppner have been ar
riving home over the week end.
From O. S. C. come Ruth Turner,
Ted McMurdo and Nancy Cox; U.
of O., Audrey Beymer, T e r e s s a
Breslin, Jeanette Turner and Earl
Thomson; Portland, Hazel Beymer,
and Adele Nickerson; La Grande,
Ted Thomson. Helen Valentine, In
her senior year at the university, is
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Valentine of Lexington.
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
announces the scheduling of two
dances for the holiday season, a
Christmas dance next Saturday eve
ning with Joe Bibby's Dance band
of Grass Valley playing, and a New
Years dance on the evening of the
30th with Bud's Jazz band officiat
ing. Members and guests are in
The executors of the estate of
Fanny Rood, deceased, have paid
over to Heppner Library another 10
percent of the bequest for tLe bene
fit of the library as set out In the
will. This money is to be used by
the library association in the pur
chase of new books, so we are in
formed by the president, Lucy E,