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HEEPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, DEC 21, 1933.
THE HEPPNER GAZETTE,
Established Hatch 30. 1883;
THE HEPPNER TIMES.
Established November 18. 1897;
CONSOLIDATED FEBRUARY 15, 1812.
Published every Thursday morning by
YAWTKJt ud SPENCER CRAWPOBD
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
ADTKRTISIN BATES GIVEN OS
Three Months , ...
Official Paper for Korrow County
WFXCOME, FIRST NATIONAL.
MORROW county is elated over
the news that the First Nation
al Bank of Portland has definitely
decided to enter the local field. Her
people only hope that the necessary
red tape preliminary to opening the
bank will be cut as short as possible.
One year of doing business with
out banking facilities immediately
available in the community has
proved a great inconvenience and
no little deterrent to the smooth
flow of business. It will be a great
relief to have these facilities pro
vided once more, and by an institu
tion as strong as the big Portland
The establishment of such a bank
here should return much hidden
money into the channels of indus
try, and stimulate business greatly.
There is no place where a person's
money is safer than in a strong
bank, and in such a bank each dol
lar does double duty. With govern
ment guarantee of deposits up to
J2500 effective after the first of the
year, there no longer remains in
centive for putting money into post
al savings and thus shipping it out
of the community. And the safety
of the steel and concrete bank vault
as compared with the tin can or
flimsy bed mattress need not be
given a moment's consideration.
People should and will support a
local banking institution. Not with
the expectation that such an insti
tution will play Santa Claus to them,
for no banking institution can af
ford to play loose with its own or
its patrons' money. But the local
bank is the only bank that has a
serious interest in the welfare and
progress of its community, and is
the only bank so situated to render
the service so vital to that welfare
The conducting of a bank is a
business, and a business which,
more than any other, must be run
on sound principles. That a branch
of the First National Bank of Port
land would satisfy all that is to be
desired of a strong banking insti
tution is substantiated by that in
stitution's place of prominence in
the banking world. It should re
ceive whole-hearted support and
cooperation in its establishment,
and with such reception by the peo
ple it should justify the confidence
of the officers of the mother bank
in the economic future of Morrow
A hearty welcome to the Heppner
branch of the First National Bank
of Portland, and may it be with us
BACK THE SALES TAX.
Tfc Gazette Times has never
strongly supported the theory of
the sales tax. But it does believe
that the tax passed by the recent
special legislative session should be
given a chance to work. There is
no denying that revenue from some
source other than real property
must be supplied to meet the crisis
facing the schools of the state.
Certain it is that the 1 percent
to be taken from the gross sales of
tangible property and utility service
will not break anyone. And if the
revenue will keep the schools open
and guarantee children in the
schools today the right of equal ed
ucational opportunity with those of
yesteryear as well as with those of
the future, what few injustices the
tax might impose will be many
times compensated lor.
The present sales tax is different
from that defeated by the people
last July. It is a more sensible,
more equitable, and withal a more
justifiable tax. It won't hurt any.
thing to try it for two years, and
chances are it will do a mighty lot
It is said people will sign a peti
tion for anything. And such seems
to be the belief of the habitual pe
tition circulator. But it is to be
hoped that this will be one time
when they get it "in the neck."
IS DR. KERR TO GO?
COMING out of Salem is a signed
article appearing in the States
man of Saturday, which says "an
armistice has been called in the
field of higher education in Oregon
if one can fully accredit reports
seeping out of the news front in
the last fortnight." The article goes
on to say:
"Rather the various factions in
the flareup of six weeks past are re
ported to be in substantial agree
ment on these points:
"1. Dr. W. J. Kerr will terminate
his service as chancellor of higher
education on or about June 30, 1934.
"2. No extensive Investigation will
be made by the state board of edu
cation into affairs at Eugene.
"3. A casual checkup of Dean
Wayne B. Morse may be made
meanwhile and his wrists slapped.
His removal from the Eugene fac
ulty is not contemplated.
"4. Quietly the board will at once
tart the quest for an out-of-state
man as chancellor, his services to
begin the school year of 1934-35.
"0. There will be public cammen-
1 ' ''
I dation by the board in due time of
j the work by Dr. Kerr. In no sense
will nis retirement De neia an ous
ter." Some other items were also men
tioned in the article, but the above
pertained to Dr. Kerr, and is what
the people of the state at large are
interested in. Of course, the de
nial comes from Dr. Kerr that he
has "not resigned." This la prob
ably true, and we shall await fur
ther developments. If the article
quoted here is true, the chancellor
is on the skids, and in due time he
will b out as head of higher edu
cation in Oregon.
AIM OF AAA PLAN
Details of New Crop Reduction
Program Explained; Wheat
(College News Service. O. S. C.)
With work in connection with
launching the wheat control pro
gram practically concluded in this
state, members of the Oregon State
college extension service are turn
ing their attention to provisions of
the new corn-hog control program
of the AAA preparatory to taking
the information to producers of this
Final action has been taken by
the board of review on reports of
county wheat control associations
in Oregon, so that now growers who
signed contracts are in line for
benefit payments as soon as the
contracts pass through the neces
sary routine channels in Washing
ton, D. C. "Word from the national
capital is that checks aggregating
millions of dollars are being mailed
out daily now, so it is likely Oregon
will begin receiving some shortly.
Essential details of the corn-hog
plan, including copies of the con
tract forms, have been received by
extension officials and are being
studied carefully in the light of
Oregon conditions. Although it will
remain for each grower to decide
whether he cares to join in the plan
the extension men hope to be armed
with sufficient facts in advance of
any regular educational meetings
to be able to give the grower most
of the information he will want in
coming to a decision.
Participation in the corn-hog re
duction plan will be limited to
growers producing an average of at
least 10 acres of corn or about two
litters of pigs annually for the last
two years, according to prelimin
ary announcement An exact state
ment on the minimum limit with
pigs has not been received, but the
corn limit appears definite.
A grower qualifying for hogs can
receive benefit payments on them
even though he has not been rais
ing the minimum amount of corn,
by merely agreeing not to increase
what corn he has raised. The same
is true for one who can qualify only
for the corn features.
The government is aiming at
helping farmers reduce hog produc
tion by 25 percent and corn 20 per
cent, and these are the reductions
that a grower agrees to make in
signing a contract. Thus if a far
mer has averaged 50 acres of corn a
year he will agree to plant not more
than 40. If he has produced four
litters of pigs a year, he will cut it
down to only three.
In return the government agrees
to pay him for joining in such re
duction from the proceeds of the
processing taxes on corn and hog
products. Such payments, plus the
expected rise in prices resulting
from reduced volume in production,
are expected to bring the growers'
returns from these crops close to
parity that is, a fair exchange val
ue as of 1K09-1914.
Corn benefit payments will be in
the form of rent for the land taken
out of this crop. It will be based
on the past average production mul
tiplied by 30 cents a bushel. For
instance, 40-bushel corn land would
bring a cash payment of $12 an acre
for leaving it out of production.
The hog payment plan Is more
like that used with wheat. Each
farmer will be given an allotment
of hogs amounting to approximately
75 percent of his former average
production. On these he will be
paid $5 a head In three installments
In addition to what he gets for them
on the market In fact he will not
need to market them at all to collect
the payments merely agree to hold
his production down to that 75 per
Though the corn-hog contracts
are a bit more liberal than the
wheat contracts regarding the use
of contracted acreage, some other
features are more inclusive. These
contracts take cognizance of the
whole agricultural adjustment pro
gram and bind the signer not to
increase any of the six basjc crops
included in the farm act, nor to in
crease the total of all his crop acre
age for the period of the contract,
which 1b one year.
The government is undertaking
this biggest of all adjustment pro
grams to date at the insistent re
quest of the corn belt farmers and
along lines substantially as recom
mended by their recognized lead
era, so far as the farm act permits.
The chief campaign will be made in
some 1500 counties in nine mid-
But just as the processing taxes
are applied nationwide, so may any
farmer Join in the corn-hog plan.
Oregon has 17 counties in which
more than 5000 hogs are raised a
year, and growers in a number of
these counties are already showing
Keen interest In the new plan
County agents are keeping in touch
with the situation and will be able
to Inform growers as to lateBt de
velopments. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Rauch were
visitors in town from their farm
north of Lexington, where, during
the past several days the high winds
have been raising cain. The coun
try out their way seemed to be all
"up in the air" and It is feared that
no small damage has resulted to
Published by the Journalism Class
of HEPPNER HIGH SCHOOL
Editor Cleo Hiatt
Class Editor Francis Nickerson
Sports Howard Furlong
Grade News Lowell Winters
Reporters: Clifford Yarnell, Matt
Kenny, Ilene Kilkenny, Louis Gil
liam. Merry Christmas
The Hehisch extends best wishes
for a Merry Christmas and Pros
perous New Year to all the residents
of Heppner and vicinity.
Welcome, Mr. Pevey. We hope
your career in Heppner high school
will be a very successful one.
We observe with great satisfac
tion that you have adapted yourself
to the customs of our school and are
rapidly becoming one of us.
We are confident you will be suc
cessful in attaining the students'
cooperation and respect.
We feel sure that we can depend
upon you to stand by our school and
use the best of your ability to pro
mote her social standing.
Will our basketball team meet the
same fate that our football team
met? Will we win the first few
games of the season, then become
over-confident and lose all of the
most important games in the last
part of the season?
The time to prevent this is now.
It is not only a fault of the players
but also of the student body.
Our team has won three games
this year and are scheduled to play
one of our big games of the season
with Helix this week.
Our boys have the basketball abil
ity, but what they need most is th
fight or pep that is necessary to win
games. A great deal of fight is se
cured from the attitude of the stu
dents; so if we want to win all of
our games this year 'we have to sup
port our team.
Talk it up among your friends
get that fighting attitude to win,
and encourage the members of our
Our basketball team will fight to
the best of its ability for the glory
ot the purple and gold if it knows
the student body is backing it.
Christmas Party to be Given
Tuesday noon we were surprised
by a ten-minute assembly in which
the senior class invited the entire
high school and faculty to their
Christmas party, Friday afternoon.
All the students were instructed to
write letters to Santa Claus, Holly
wood Ave., North Pole, and tell him
what they want for Christmas. The
letters are to be deposited in the as
sembly postoflice and will reach
Santa via airmail. All the teachers
and students drew names of the
persons for whom they are to buy
presents. These gifts are not to cost
more than ten cents. The seniors
plan to have a Christmas tree and
request that each student bring
trimming or some sort of decora
tion. The seniors extend best wishes
for a Merry Christmas and hope
that the students will have a good
time at the party.
Most of the high school students
feel that Friday evening will never
come. Friday will be the last day
or school this year and it will be the
beginning of that long-looked-for
Christmas vacation. The vacation
this year will last until January 3.
Debate Material Arrives
The mateial which is to be used
in preparing this year's Inter-high
school debate has arrived from the
state library. The question is: Re
solved that the United States should
adopt the essential features af th
British system of radio broadcast
ing. It is hoped that Heppner high
will be able to develop a debate team
which will compete with those of
other schools of the state.
The boys' trio under the direction
of Miss Leathers has begun practlc!
on the numbers which are to b
sung between the acts of the junior
Mr. Pevey, our new science and
mathematics teacher, has been
working overtime the past week
cleaning up our chemistry labora
tory. He is relabeling all the chem
lcals, removing empty containers
and cleaning and repairing equip
Heppner Defeats lone
Heppner high school's basketball
quintet conquered Ione's team 23-12
on the latter's court last Wednesday
evening. lone held an 8 to 5 half
time advantage. Heppner opened
the second-half period with a volley
of baskets that placed them in a
safe lead. This victory was Hepp
ner's third straight, this in spite of
an epidemic of measles which has
kept several of the first string
players out of the lineup.
Heppner high school's basketball
team will play Helix Friday night
at Helix. This will be the first game
Heppner has played with Helix In
recent years. The Helix quintet is
considered one of the strongest
teams In Eastern Oregon.
The grade school rooms have tak
en on a very festive appearance
with their trees and other gay dec
orations in the Christmas motif.
On Friday afternoon Christmas par
ties are to be given In the various
The eighth grade literature class
is studying Dickens' "Christmas
By OLETA NEILL
It came as a pleasant surprise to
the Pine City community on Tues
day when the marriage of Mr. Mil
ton L. Smith, principal of Pine City
school, and Miss Ruth E. Header
son of Saster, S. D., was announced.
The marriage was solemnized in
Pendleton Tuesday morning, Dec.
19. The best wishes of the com
munity are extended to the young
Miss Elsie Strain visited at the
home of her sister, Mrs. E. B. Wat-
tenburger during the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Omohundro and
sons, Edwin, Lewis and Kaymond,
daughter Iris and Miss Lenna Neill
were in Pendleton Saturday on bus-
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch gave
a dance at their new home, which
was fomerly known as the R. F.
Wigglesworth place, Saturday night
Mr. and Mrs. Finch moved onto the
place during the last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Neill and
Dreston Myers were in Hermiston
Saturday on business.
The Misses Margaret and Rosan-
na Farley and Katherine Healy
spent the week end at the John
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Neill, Alma
Neill and Guy Moore visited at the
C. H. Bartholomew home Sunday
J. T. Ayers was a business visit
or in Pendleton Friday.
Miss Naomi Moore is visiting at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Moore, for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ayers and
daughter Juanita spent Monday at
the home of Mrs. Ollie Neill.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger
and children were business visitors
in Pendleton Saturday.
Frank and Dick Carlson were in
Echo Saturday morning on busi
John Healy and daughter Marie
took the Misses Katherine Healy
and Margaret and Rosanna Farley
to Heppner Monday.
The strong wind which blew Sun.
day and Monday did quite a bit of
damage on the creek.
John Moore was a business visitor
in Echo Saturday.
A. E. and E. B. Wattenburger
were business visitors in Echo Sat
Miss Neva Neill came home Fri
day evening from La Grande where
she has been attending school.
C. H. Ayers and son Ray were in
Miss Marian Henderson, Miss Ce
celia Brennon and Milton L. Smith
were in Pendleton on business Sat
urday. Frank Helms and daughters Hen
rietta and Harriet were in Hermis
By MRS. RUTH MORGAN
Among Lonerock people taking
turkeys to Condon Friday for the
Christmas market were Mr. and
Mrs. Emmett Davis, Tom Perry,
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;'yff'"' I lo greet every wide-eyed I
lt l v ' V chi,d! A cndd,y Tedd7 y9
'M A W, A, 1 "how-de-do!" - dolls cry
f "lK'i O " V? 3 yTir'' "Mama! Mama nkey
U V ' 3 'f1!t7wr chatter puppies bark with
iyiJj j and Penney'8 price
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Mrs. Cason and Ellis Cason.
Miss Edith Stevens of Hardman
has been visiting her aunt, Mrs.
Kinnard McDaniel. Miss Stevens
also visited in Condon for a few
Mrs. Ida Hutt and J. C. Morgan
visited at the Frank Mason ranch
near lone Wednesday. They also
went to Heppner that day.
Miss Ruth Nylund who is attend
ing normal school at Monmouth is
visiting her mother, Mrs. C. D.
Robinson, during the Christmas
holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson
went down to Condon Sunday to
bring her home.
The Community club gave a pro
gram and dance Saturday night to
raise money for the Lonerock Boy
Scout troop. The women of the
community brought box lunches
which were auctioned off at mid
night The program which was
gotten up by Hap Hayes, Jim Math
ews and Harry Westover, proved to
be highly entertaining. Twenty-
seven dollars was realized on the
sale of the baskets.
Mrs. Sarah Bennett is able to be
out again after being confined to
her home with illness for a few
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LeTrace were
called to Heppner Friday by the ill
ness of Mr. LeTrace's sister, Mrs,
Wright Clarno McLoughlin took
Bob Rogers and Dallas McDaniel
attended the dance in Lost Valley
J. C. Morgan visited with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Morgan, at
Joe Hayes has been in Baker and
Heppner this week attending to
Juanita and Mary Kirk spent the
week end with their mother, Mrs.
Rose Kirk, at Rock creek. They
accompanied Mrs. Clto Robinson
who spent the week end in Hard-
A force of local men has com
menced work on the CWA relief
program. This week they are level
Ing the streets preparatory to filling
and raising them, digging ditches to
improve street drainage. They are
also removing the old cross walks
and leveling the ground for new
ones. Those employed in the work
are David Spalding, Charles Mal-
hon, Mahlon Stoneman, Roy Or
wick, James Mathews, Kinnard Mc
Daniel and Ed Kellogg.
At a recent meeting the Pythian
Sisters elected Nora McLoughlin
as installing officer and Sophia
Spalding and Ruth Morgan as trus
tees. The new officers will be in
stalled early in January.
Mr9. Myrtle Huddleston was a
Condon visitor Tuesday.
Ira McConkie and Mrs. Rose Kirk
and daughters attended the dance
and program here Saturday night.
J. B. Huddleston and Miss Bess
Huddleston visited friends in Hepp
ner over the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maidment,
Ray Orwick and Kinnard McDan
iel were Condon visitors Monday.
Paul Downes and Doc Rice of
Condon were in Lonerock Tuesday.
Mr. Downes wa3 looking after the
CWA work and Mr. Rice was look
ing over road conditions.
Oren McDaniel and James Math
ews made a business trip to Hard-
man Sunday. !
Leo Shelly and two mechanics or
'ondon made a business trip to
C. A. Wick, Lester Wick, Walter
Hayes, Ed Kellogg and Charley
Mathews were in Condon Monday.
Elwood Hastings of Hardman has
been visiting friends in Lonerock.
John Stillwell, working at the
John Kilkenny ranch, came to town
Tuesday with an injured right hand.
The member was caught between a
plow and the car as he was helping
in moving the implement. The net
results were serious bruises and
lacerations, that required the at
tention of a physician in dressing.
CALL FOR WARRANTS.
Outstanding warrants of School
District No. 18, Morrow County,
Oregon, numbered 462 to 648, inclu
sive, will be paid upon presentation
at the office of the county treasurer.
Interest ceases with this notice.
IRENE RAUCH, Clerk.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE.
Notice is herebv eiven that bv virtue
of an execution issued out of the Cir
cuit Court of the Stute of Oregon for
Morrow County, dated November jlsi.
laaa, in tnat certain suit wnerein mar.
caret H. Woodson, as Dlaintiff. recov
ered a judgment against the defend
ants, Ellle J. Gilliam, Louis E. Bisbee,
Emeline F. Bisbee, pesonally and
aeainst Lenn L. Gilliam and E. E. Gil
liam as executors or the estate oi
Frank Gilliam, and against each of
them for the sum of B'ifteen Thousand
and no-100 Dollars together with in
terest thereon at the rate oi seven per
cent per annum from the 1st day of
June, 1931; the further sum of Seven
hundred and no-100 Dollars, attorney's
fee, and the plaintiff's costs and dis
bursements incurred in this suit taxed
and allowed in the sum of Twenty and
75-100 Dollars, and a decree of fore
closure against the defendants. Effle J.
Gilliam, a widow, Louis E. Bisbee and
Emeline F.. Bisbee, husband and wife.
Lenn L. Gilliam and E. E. Gilliam as
executors of the Estate of Frank Gil
liam, Lenn L. Gilliam, single, E. E
Gilliam and Mary Gilliam, husband and
wile, (j. u. uuuam anu Hazel ijiiiiam,
husband and wile, Ona Gilliam, a spin
ster. Hazel Vaughn and Charles Vaughn,
wile and nusbana, Minnie w, unuti, a
widow, I will, on the Twenty-third day
of December, 1933, at the hour of Ten
o'clock A. M. of said day at the front
door of the county court house in
Heppner, Morrow County, State of Or
egon, offer for sale and sell to the high
est bidder for cash in hand all of the
following described real property sit
uated in Morrow County, State of Ore-
Commencing at the Northwest cor
ner of Block numbered Five (6) in
the Town of Heppner, in the Coun
ty of Morrow, State of Oregon,
running thence East Fifty (50) feet;
thence South Eighty (80) feet;
thence East Twenty-seven (27) feet;
thence South Sixty-three (U3) feet;
thence West Seventy-seven (77)
feet; thence North One hundred and
Forty-three (143) feet to the point
of beginning, being parts of Lots
Eight (8) Nine (9) and Ten (10) in
. Block Five (5) in the Town of
or so much of said real property as may
be necessary to satisfy the plaintiff's
judgment, costs and attorney's fee and
accruing costs or sale.
C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff of Morrow County, State of
Date of P'irst Publication:
November 23, 1933,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that the un
aersigneq was duly appointed by tt
County Court of the State of Oregon
for Morrow County, administrator of
the estate of Annie Williams, deceased,
and all persona having claims against
the estate of Bald deceased, are hereby
required to present the same to the un
dersigned, with proper vouchers, at tiie
law Ottlce OI JOS. J. lya. -I iieppiiei ,
Oregon, within six months from the
Dated and first published this 22rd
day of November, 11133..
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE OF
REAL PROPERTY ON EXECUTION.
Vntlr in herebv given that by virtue
of an execution in foreclosure duly is
sued out of the Circuit Court of the
State of Oregon for Morrow County, on
the 20th day of November, 1933, by the
Clerk of said court pursuant to a Judg
ment and decree rendered in said court
on the 7th day of Novembtr, 1933, in
favor oi James uen ureen, executor oi
the estate of Sanford Green, deceased,
plaintiff and against Harriet M. Brown,
and Roy Brown, her husband, defend
ants, for the sum of $2523.44, the sum
of $200.00, attorney's fees, and $26.90,
the costs and disbursements, and dl-
ectlng me to sell the lollowing describ
ed real property, situate in Morrow
County, Oregon, to-wit;
The WMi of SW!4, SW(4 of SEi
and SE'i of SW'i of : ection 26, the
E'ii of SEii, SW4 of SEV4 of Sec
tion 27, the E of NEVi and NW54
of NE!4 of Section 34 and WV4 of
NWVi, N'A of SW',4 and KVi Of
NWV of Section 35 in Township
three (3) South, Range 25 East of
Now, in obedience to said execution,
will on Saturday, the 23rd day of
December, 1933, at the hour of 10:00
o'clock in the forenoon of said day, at
the front door of the Court House at
Heppner, Oregon, sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder for cash the
said real property and apply the pro
ceeds to the payment of said judgment
or so mucn tnereoi as may De neces
sary and the accruing cost of sale.
Dated this 23rd day of November,
C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff of Morrow County, Oregon.
DR. E. C. WILLCUTT
Osteopathic physician & Surgeon
(Over J. C. Penney Co.)
Farm and Personal Property
Sales a Specialty
G. L. BENNETT
"The Man Who Talks to
Beat the Band"
J. 0. TURNER
Attorney at Law
A. B. GRAY, M. D.
PHYSICIAN ft SURGEON
Heppner Hotel Building
Eyai Tested and Oummi Pitted.
Leave orders at Peoples Hardwar
DR. J. H. McCRADY
A. D. McMURDO, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Trained Nan Assistant
Office In Masonic Building
P. W. MAHONEY
ATTORNEY AT LAW
First National Bank Building
S. E. NOTSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offlot In L O. O. P. Building
J. 0. PETERSON
Latest Jewelry and Gift Goods
Watches - Clocks - Diamonds
Expert Watch and Jewelry
F. W. TURNER & CO.
PIBE, AUTO AND LIPE
Old Una Ocmpanlea, Rati Eitat.
JOS. J. NYS
Robert! Building, Willow Btrxt