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Volume 50, Number 42.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Red Cross Committee
Lays Plans for Drive
Cowlitz County Sufferers Face Hun
ger and Sickness; All Commu
nities Urged to Cooperate.
Determination was expressed at
a special meeting of the executive
committee of the county Red Cross
chapter that Morrow county should
not be found wanting in responding
to the Pacific Coast chapter's call
for aid for flood sufferers in Cow
litz county, Washington. This coun
ty was asked for $50 to help the
many whose homes have been re
cently inundated by water, and who
have been left homeless, faced by
cold, hunger and sickness.
The executive committee outlined
plans for staging a drive post-haste
over the county, expressing confi
dence that Morrow county would
respond readily and willingly in this
. The Heppner Lions club offered
assistance in helping with the solic
itation of funds within the city, and
it was voted to ask the assistance
of the Business and Professional
Womens club also. Mrs. Harold
Case, secretary, was instructed to
write a representative of each of
the outlying communities, urging
them to respond.
The Red Cross, with its establish
ed reputation of being first on the
ground with succor in times of dis
tress, is now actively giving relief
in the flood stricken areas of Ore
gon and Washington. Organized
and equipped to give relief in the
most efficient manner possible, the
great humanitarian agency can
function only so far as funds are
provided to keep the machinery
moving, and its sole source of rev
enue is the contributions of the
American public.
While the annual roll call was but
recently completed and Morrow
county proved its loyalty by signing
up a membership of more than its
quota of 150 members, sufficient
funds are not raised in this man
ner to meet the emergencies that
arise, as a large part of the money
is left with the local chapters to
carry on local relief work.
It was shown at the meeting yes
terday that while the county chap
ter received some $150 from the roll
call Just completed, the demands
being made upon it locally are too
great to risk sacrificing the fund.
It is the Red Cross policy to raise
money for each contingency as the
contingency arises, based on appar
ent needs, because there is no way
of anticipating what the calamities
of the future may be. And it is not
the Red Cross itself, but the needs
and suffering of humanity, now
calling for help through those local
volunteer workers who give both of
their time and money that those
needs and suffering may be alleviat
Whether it be a dime or dollar,
the solicitors will welcome your
U.S.D.A. Reaches Out for
Third 0. S. C. Specialist
Corvallls H. P. Barss, head of
the department of botany and plant
pathology at Oregon State college,
and for 22 years a member of the
experiment station staff there, will
leave Oregon early In the spring to
become principal botanist In the
federal experiment station staff at
Washington, D. C. He will also
serve as first assistant to the direct
or of experiment stations, James
T. Jardine, formerly of Oregon.
Professor Barss is widely known
throughout the state for his long
and effective work in directing the
control of diseases of Oregon farm
crops. It has been under his di
rection that many of the success
ful campaigns against orchard and
field crop diseases have been carried
This is the third time in recent
weeks that the department of agri
culture has reached out to take a
prominent Oregon specialist from
the state college staff for wider ser
vice under the federal government.
Wallace L. Kadderly, radio direct
or of KOAC, was placed in charge
of the Western Farm and Home
hour broadcast from San Francisco
Next Dr. E. N. Bressman, specialist
in farm crops, particularly hop
breeding, was induced to join Sec
retary Wallace's staff as scientific
adviser. All were offered substan
tial salary advances in addition to
the broader opportunity.
E. R. Thurber, examiner of oper
ators and chauffeurs from the sec
retary of state's ofllce, was receiving
applications for permits and li
censes at the court house yesterday.
Owing to the repairs being made
at the city building, the water ofllce
will be at the W. O. Dlx store until
further notice.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Benge are in
Medford to spend the holiday sea
son at the home of their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr, and Mrs. O.
Hllding Bengston.
City PasHes Proposal to Drain
Streets; Officers Attend Outside
Moetings for Instruction.
Civil Works administration pro
jects continue to move smoothly In
Morrow county despite the wintrlsh
flurry of the last week, reports the
local administration. To date only
one job has been held up and that
for only a single day.
No new projects were started this
week, though approval locally was
given to the proposal to remove a
bluff which narrows the approach
of the Heppner hill road into north
Heppner. A street drainage project
was passed by the city council in
special session last evening and sub
mitted to the local committee. If
finally approved this project is ex
pected to provide 60 days work for
ten men.
In Heppner at the present time
renovating of the city hall and re
placing the roof on the school build
ing are moving along apace. The
appearance of the city hall now sig
nifies that the improvement work
will give that structure a very cred
itable appearance as well as in
crease its usefulness.
An entirely new set-up in the ad
ministrative work of the CWA is
announced by local officers who are
attending outside meetings of in
struction today. J. O. Turner, ad
ministrator, and Vawter Parker,
manager for this county, will attend
a meeting at Condon this evening,
while J. F. Vaughn, county reem
ployment manager, was called to
Pendleton for a similar meeting.
Five Men Arrested
For Game Violation
Tom, James, Clarence and Ralph
Stewart and G. L. Gilchrist were
arrested last week end at Wilson
prairie by W. K. Francis, state po
liceman, and C. J. D. Bauman, sher
iff, and placed in the county bastile
charged with various game law vio
lations. On arraignment Tuesday each
plead guilty in the court of E. R.
Huston, justice of the peace. The
charges and penalties for each were
Tom Stewart, illegal possession of
deer meat, 30 days; G. L. Gilchrist,
killing deer in closed season, 30
days; James Stewart, illegal pos
session of deer meat, 30 days; Clar
ence Stewart, hunting without a
license, $25 fine; Ralph Stewart,
trapping without a license, 30 days
with parole. The latter's age was
given as 18, while the others were
over 21.
Charles B. Cox, prominent Hepp
ner flat wheatgrower and a leader
in democratic politics in the coun
ty, was the victim of a painful acci
dent Sunday morning when he fell
from a straw stack twenty feet high
and sustained a fracture of one leg
just above the ankle. The injury
has put him on crutches for a time,
while his friends hope for his rapid
recovery. The accident prevented
Mr. Cox from playing the role of
Santa Claus, as he had been engaged
to do for friends in Pendleton, a
role he has many times filled par
excellence in Heppner.
At Masonic hall on Thursday eve
ning last, Ci J. D. Bauman acted
as installing oflicer for Heppner
chapter 26, R. A. M., and inducted
into ofllce for the coming year, Gay
M. Anderson, high priest; Harry
Tamblyn, king; Charles Cox, scribe;
Claude Cox, captain of the host;
C. J. D. Bauman, principal sojourn
er; Paul Gemmell, royal arch cap
tain; George McDuffee, master of
third veil; C. W. McNamer, master
of second veil; Spencer Crawford
master of first veil; W. E. Pruyn,
George Baird and Opal Aldrich,
Grant county couple, were married
at 7:30 o'clock yesterday evening
at the Frank Swaggart home on
Butter creek, Rev. Joseph Pope,
Methodist minister of this city, per
forming the ceremony. Mrs. Baird
teaches in the neighboring county.
They arrived at the Swaggart home
yesterday accompanied by Walter
P. Sawtell, also of Grant countv.
A letter from President Roose
velt to local NRA workers this week
conveyed the news that the time of
the president's reemployment agree
ment has been extended, with no
definite duration of the extension
period. The agreements were orig
inally made to terminate on De
cember 31. The county compliance
hnn rd wna rpntiptml tn pnntinno its
I work.
Heppner is ineligible for CWA
divislon of aeronautics money with
which to construct a landing field,
Mayor Anderson was informed this
week in reply to an inquiry con
cerning the possibilities of securing
such a project for this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Booher went
to Toppenish, Wash., where they
spent Christmas at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wise, former
Heppner residents.
Leo Goiger, in town yesterday
from the north Lexington farm,
reported seven inches of snow there
with a good crust.
Coppock - Thomson Vows
Event of Christmas Eve
A beautiful home wedding of in
terest to a wide circle of friends
took place at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Thomson at 7:30 o'clock
Christmas eve, when Mr. James G.
Thomson, Jr., took as his bride Miss
Madge Coppock, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin G. Coppock of Los
Angeles. Joel R. Benton, pastor of
the Church of Christ, performed the
ceremony in the presence of sixteen
immediate relatives and friends of
the young couple.
A lighted Christmas tree was the
background for the ceremony with
tall red candles placed about the
room assisting in the holiday motif.
Miss Charlotte Woods of McMinn
ville, a close friend of the bride,
sang "Silent Night, Holy Night"
and "The Rosary" preceding the
ceremony. The bride wore a tip
toe length blue crepe frock and car
ried tiny red rosebuds.
Guests present included Mrs. Ed
win G. Coppock of Los Angeles,
mother of the bride; Mr. and Mrs.
James G. Thomson, Sr., parents of
the bridegroom; the Misses Louise,
Winifred and Mary, and Roderick
and Curtis Thomson, sisters and
brothers of the bridegroom; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Thomson, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Pruyn, Miss Charlotte
Woods and Mr. Clarence Hayes.
A reception was held after the
ceremony, following, w h i c h the
young people departed on a short
wedding trip. They will make their
home at the Jones apartments.
Both young people are very pop
ular here where Mr. Thomson has
grown from childhood to become
affiliated with the pioneer mer
chants, Thomson Bros. He is a
graduate of Heppner high school
and ex-student of the University of
Oregon. Mrs. Thomson, an alumna
of Oregon State college, has been
teacher of commerce in Heppner
high school for two years. They
have the well wishes of a host of
The Union Sunday school gave a
very interesting program at the
Christian church last Sunday eve
ning. Christmas songs by individ
uals and groups, exercises and reci
tations were enjoyed by a large au
dience. At the conclusion of the
program the small children were
delighted by the appearance of San
ta Claus who had a package of can
dy and nuts for everyone.
The fall of snow has been enjoyed
by everyone. A "white Christmas"
is almost a necessity to the full en
joyment of that day in this country.
All the younger generation will be
delighted to have snow to play in
while they don't have to be in
school. Programs and parties were
had in all rooms at school Friday
afternoon and school dismissed at
an early hour. Vacation will last
until January 2, when the school
bell will be on the job again.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernice Crawford
have moved from the Griffith place
here in town out to the house on the
Charles Allinger farm north of lone.
Mr. Kremers, high school teacher, i
left for Portland on Saturday morn
ing. He was accompanied by Miss
Spittle, fifth and sixth grade teach
er who will spend her vacation at
the home of her parents in Astoria,
also by Miss Bertha Akers an'd Mrs.
Helen Farrens and daughter Doro
thy who will visit friends and rel
tives in the valley.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Lindstrom
have returned from a visit at the
home of their daughter, Mrs. Cur
ther, of Brightwood, Ore.
Roy Brown of Hermiston was in
lone Friday. On his return home
he was accompanied by his wife,
Mrs. Harriet Brown, who will spend
the holidays there.
Mrs. Baldwin will visit a brother
in Kinzua during vacation.
At a meeting of the high school
student body last week it was voted
to purchase a Christmas gift for
the janitor, Tom Grabill, In appre
ciation of his assistance in con
structing the scenery for the high
school play in November.
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Tucker
departed on Monday night's train
to spend a few days in Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernice Crawford
left for Monmouth in their car last
Saturday morning. They will spend
a few days at the home of Mrs.
Crawford's parents at that place.
Mrs. Werner Rietmann returned
on Sunday from an extensive visit
in southern California.
Willows grange held their regular
business meeting at their hall in
Cecil Saturday night, Dec. 23. The
attendance was not very large due
to the nearness of Christmas but
an Interesting meeting was held.
Various committee chairmen gave
their annual reports and a report
which was a summary of the activ
ities of the grange during the past
year was given by the master. New
committees were appointed by the
master to have charge of agricul
tural, legislative, co-operative, home
economic, and social aotivltles dur
ing the coming year.
The first and second degrees were
exemplified for a class of seven can
didates. Two members were taken
in by re-lnstatement and an election
of state olllcers was held.
It was voted to hold a special
meeting on Sunday evening, Dec. 31
at seven-thirty for the purpose of
exemplifying the third and fourth
degrees. An evening of music and
songs is planned following the in
itiation. All members are urged to
attend this meeting of possible.
Miss Dorothy Howell entertained
a group of her friends on her birth-
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North County Gets Heav
iest Fall, With Two
Inches at Heppner.
Heavy Wind Takes Toll of Wheat;
Freezing Temperature Exper
ienced; Kiddles Enjoy Sport
While death and destruction in
ravaging water is told in news from
the Washington and Oregon coast
country, Morrow county rests se
renely under its first blanket of
snow with the temperature gener
ally hanging at or near the freez
ing point The snow and frozen wa
ter have glazed the Oregon-Washington
highway with ice, making
travel a bit skiddish, but only a
few minor accidents have resulted.
The snow came too late to pre
vent large blows in several wheat
fields where the wheat was literally
blown out by the roots by the heavy
winds of last week. Among those
who suffered large losses from this
source are reported George White,
Myles Martin and S. J. Devine of
The fall of snow, starting early
Sunday morning was heaviest tow
ard the north end of the county, re
ports indicate, with no new snow In
the Blue mountains to the south
yesterday to as much as seven
inches at the Leo Gorger farm in
the north Lexington section. The
fall at Heppner was two inches.
Farmers generally welcome the
snow as insurance to the growing
grain against a heavy freeze, should
such a freeze come. Sheepmen in
the lower country are not so well
pleased as the snow has forced them
to feed flocks in feed-lots for the
first time this season. They are not
complaining, however, as the sea
son has treated them unusually
The snow came in time to give
the county a white Christmas,
lent much to the spirit of that oc
casion and brought especial joy to
the hearts of kiddies who have
taken advantage of the opportunity
to get their sleds rvo action and to
enjoy some real winter sports.
Corn - Hog Adjustment Program
Now Outlined for Oregon;
Figures Compiled.
Hog raisers in any county In Or
egon will have opportunity to form
their own hog production control
association and sign up for cash
benefits under the national corn-hog
adjustment program, according to
plans laid by members of the O. S.
C. extension service, who have been
given the task of conducting the
educational campaign in this state.
Growers meetings will be announc
ed soon by county agents.
Regional associations were first
contemplated for counties with
small hog production but since it is
learned that the corn-hog contracts
are comparatively simple it is be
lieved that even a county with only
a half dozen growers can form its
own association with less overhead
expense and inconvenience. Corn
producers, of course, who care to
join in the plan will be in the same
Census reports of 1930 credit Mor
row county with a total hog produc
tion of 1990 head, and corn produc
tion of 275 acres, out of a state total
of 224,539 hogs and 63,116 acres of
corn. Oregon crop observers are of
the opinion that these state totals
are considerably higher now, and
that possibly most county totals are
up as well.
Though this would give Oregon
hog raisers a theoretical allotment
of between 175,000 and 200.000 hogs
and benefit payments at $5 a head
of just under a million dollars, ac
tual benefits could not be nearly
that high because of the minimum
limits set for participation.
riffln)t ritlincrfl hnvo honn r-n-
ceived by the Oregon extension ser-
vice setting the minimum limit for
joining the plan at 10 acres of corn
or three litters of pigs a year, or
both. Silage and soiling crop corn
is included. Many believe that be
tween 65 and 75 per cent of the
hogs raised in Oregon are on farms
where less than three litters a year
are produced.
A farmer qualifying under either
the corn or the hog provisions can
join for that one crop, though if he
qualifies for both he must join for
both. Reduction of at least 20 per
cent In corn acreage and 25 per cent
in hog production is required in re
turn for rent payments on the corn
land retired and cash benefits of $5
a head on the allotment of 75 per
cent of past average annual hog
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks
will meet at the lodge hall in reg
ular session this evening. Business
of importance is announced by J. O.
Turner, exalted ruler, who asks a
goodly attendance of members.
County Democratic Heads
Cited in Oregon Democrat
Morrow county's place under the
sun, with a tribute to her demo
cratic, party leaders were given
prominence in the current issue of
"The Oregon Democrat," the state's
leading democratic organ, claimed
by the publishers to be "the only
publication in the state representa
tive of the party." Headed "Mor
row Party Beacons Bright," the ar
ticle carried the photograph of Han
son Hughes, state committeeman
and secretary of the Morrow Coun
ty Democratic Central committee.
Mr. Hughes was cited as a 25-year
groceryman in Heppner, delegate
to the state repeal convention, N.
R. A. adviser for Morrow county,
and the county organization secre
tary for 13 years.
Chas. B. Cox, chairman of the
county central committee, was cred
ited with 10 years of service in that
office besides being a congressional
committeeman and at present ap
praiser for the Home Owner's Loan
corporation. Laudation was given
the long party serevice of both Mr.
Cox and Mr. Hughes, who were
given much credit for Morrow
county, normally republican, sup
porting the Roosevelt-Garner ticket
in the last election with 929 votes
to 579 for Hoover-Curtis.
Other Morrow democrats cited
were Dr. A. D. McMurdo, coroner;
Jesse J. Wells, assessor; H. Tam
blyn, county engineer; J. J. Nys, at
torney for Home Owners Loan cor
poration in Morrow county; George
Blayden, Boardman; Claude Hus
ton, Eight Mile; Charles Benefiel,
Irrigon; Percy Jarmon, Echo; Chas.
McElligott and D. M. Ward, lone;
Frank Swaggart, Lena, and George
H. Hayden, Hardman.
During the past week the floods
have been disastrous to the lower
Klickitat country, according to
word received on Wednesday by
Geo. Schwarz of this city. His son-in-law,
who resides near Wahkiacus,
a lumbering town about ten miles
up the Klickitat from Lyle, states
that between his place and Lyle ev
ery building along the Klickitat,
save one, was washed out, and the
big bridge at Wahkiacus was com
pletely destroyed. He did not men
tion the big lumber factory at this
point and whether it was damaged
or not, Mr. Schwarz was not able
to say. The rise in the river was
caused entirely by the heavy rains
as there had been no snow to bring
about the floods.
Claude Pevey, high school teach
er, is spending his vacation at He
lix, and Philip Foord, another mem
ber of the high school faculty, went
to his home at McMinnville for the
holidays. Mis3 Minnie Staley, an
other faculty member, went to Van
couver, Wash., and will return home
via Oakland, Cal.
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Benton and.
Mrs. Barbara England and daugh
ter motored to Portland the first
of the week, returning home last
evening. No travel trouble was en
countered until nearing lone on the
return, where the slippery highway
nearly put them into the ditch, Mr.
Benton reported.
Vernon Jones of Irrigon was look
ing after business affairs here on
Tuesday. He reported colder weath
er and much more evidence of win
ter in the north end of the county
than at Heppner. Eight inches of
snow at Irrigon and about six inches
at Heppner Junction,
Accompanying her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thom
son, Jr., Mrs. Edwin G. Coppock
returned to her home at Los An
geles on Sunday evening. En route
she expected to stop over for a
visit at Salem, the former home of
the Coppock's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray P. Kinne and
family returned home last evening
from Portland where they spent
Christmas at the home of Mr. Kin
ne's parents. They were accompan
ied to the city by Mrs. Glenn Jones
who is spending the holiday season
with folks below.
Mrs. Esper Hansen of Portland
was a visitor over Monday night
and during Tuesday at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Johnnie Turner,
Mrs. Hansen was spending the
Christmas holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Engel
man, at lone.
Miss Helen Curran arrived home
the end of the week from Walla
J Walla to spend Christmas with her
had been absent for a time visiting
at the home of J. A. Lehrer in the
Washington city.
Miss Juanita Crawford and Miss
Miriam McDonald, grade teachers
in Heppner school, are spending the
Christmas vacation season with
their folks the former at Athena,
and the latter at Spokane.
Mrs. W. O. Dix and daughter,
Mrs. Frank Amorelli, are spending
a few days in Portland this week,
Mrs. Dix attending sessions of the
Oregon State Teachers association
W. G. Roberts, associated with the
lone Cash market, transacted busi
ness here for a short time yester
day. He reported the winter there
about on a par with that at Hepp
ner. Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers and her
mother, Mrs. Stevens, were guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J, C.
Hurding on Christmas day.
Mrs. Archie Padberg Badly Injured
Friday Evening; Beregen Led
better Faces Charge.
Susie May Padberg? wife of Ar
chie Padberg and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. R. A. Allstott may lose
the sight of her left eye as the re
sult of an auto collision Friday eve
ning, blame for which was given
Bergen Ledbetter of lone when he
was arrested and charged with
driving while intoxicated. Ledbet
ter, who failed to stop and give as
sistance, was picked up at Heppner
by G. A. Bleakman, marshal, and
Elbert Cox, deputy sheriff. Scott
McMurdo, young son of Dr. and
Mrs. A. D. McMurdo, gave the in
formation leading to Ledbetter's !
whereabouts, when he told officers
a man was hiding under a truck I
near the office of his father on Wil-
low street,
On arraignment Tuesday, Led
better failed to plead and was placed
under $1000 bail, which had not
been furnished. The specific charge
was "causing bodily injury to an
other person by driving an automo-
.bile while intoxicated."
The collision happened as Mr. and
Mrs. Padberg were returning to
their farm home after a visit to
Heppner, and the Ledbetter car
was headed toward Heppner. Led
better stopped but momentarily,
and Mr. and Mrs. Padberg walked
to the Wightman farm for assist
ance. Mr. Padberg, who was unin
jured, gave such first aid to Mrs.
Padberg as he could. Besides be
ing cut across the left eyeball by
broken glass, Mrs. Padberg received
other cuts about the face. Marvin
Wightman assisted them to the
Heppner hospital where Mra. Pad
berg has been confined since un
der the physician's care.
Oregon Farm Buildings
Now Given Close Study
Oregon has been issued a special
allotment of CWA funds from
Washington with which to make a
rural home buildings survey cover
ing 6000 farm homes in three Ore
gon areas. The work has been as
signed to the Oregon State college
extension service, with Miss Clari
bel Nye, state leader of home econ
omics extension, chairman of the
committee in charge.
About 50 skilled workers who have
registered on the employment lists
are being used for the survey which
must be hurried to completion by
the last of January. Women train
ed in home economics will be used
for the field workers to the extent
possible. Areas have been selected
in western, southern and eastern
Gathering this Oregon data is
part of a nationwide effort to ob
tain accurate information on the
American farm home building needs
as a possible basis for a further re
covery program touching this phase
of reconstruction.
The slippery highway resulting
from the recent snows caused the
Adam Knoblock car to skid and
overturn on its top in the ditch
Monday evening when Mr. Knoblock
and son were on their way to Hepp
ner from Rhea creek. Slight per
sonal injuries resulted to the occu
pants while the car was consider
ably damaged. Adam was hunting
for Santa Claus to bring him a new
pair of overalls, as those he was
wearing were badly eaten by bat
tery acid.
With a good time reported by all
who attended the Christmas dance
at the Elks hall last Saturday night,
many are looking forward to the
second of the holiday dances to be
given this coming Saturday night
in honor of New Years. Bud's Jazz
band will play, and all Elks, invited
guests and ladcis are extended a
warm welcome, announces R. B.
Ferguson, chairman of the enter
tainment committee.
Between 200 and 300 children of
Heppner and vicinity were guests
of Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
and the Star theater on Christmas
afternoon at the free matinee show
ing "Black Beauty." All the young
sters were much engrossed in the
showing of the classic story for
children, and were on their best be
havior, making the occasion enjoy
able to all.
Outstanding warrants Nos. 6 to
29 inclusive of School District 27,
Morrow county, will be paid upon
presentation to the district clerk.
Interest ceases December 28, 1933.
District Clerk, Lexington.
Warrants numbered 63 to 89 in
clusive of School District No. 12.
Morrow county, will be paid on
presentation to the clerk. Interest
ceases with this notice.
District Clerk, Lexington.
Outstandnig warrants of School
District No. 18, Morrow County,
Oregon, numbered 462 to 468, inclu
sive, will bo paid upon presentation
at the ofllce of the county treasurer.
Interest ceases with this notice.
Name Committee to As
sist Local Red Cross
Chapter in Drive.
B. P. W. Club Extends Good Will;
Birthdays Recognized; Holiday
Visitors Give Talks.
The Heppner Lions club on Tues
day responded to a Red Cross S. O.
S. for flood sufferers In western
Washington by appointing a com
mittee to offer assistance to the lo
cal chapter In raising the $50 asked
as the county quota. Reminded by
W. W. Smead that Heppner should
be among the first to appreciate suc
cor in time of distress because of
the generous relief supplied at the
time of this city's flood catastrophe,
the club's action was taken quickly
upon presentation of the matter by
M. L. Case on request from Joel R.
Benton, chairman of the local chap
ter. Mr. Case, S. E. Notson and Jas
per Crawford were appointed to at
tend the chapter meeting called at
2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The club's holiday meeting drew
one of the largest attendances of
the year, and was made more than
ordinarily bright by the visit of Miss
Evelyn Humphreys, president and
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, who extend
ed felicitations and good will from
the Business and Professional Wo
men's club, and offered cooperation
in community service work. Mrs.
Rodgers, Mr. Notson and C. W.
Smith staged a stunt that added
much pleasure to the meeting.
An additional holiday atmosphere
was given the meeting through the
generosity of G. A. Bleakman who
remembered his recent birthday to
the club by the gift of a large and
delicious birthday cake and a box
of perfectos. The birthday of J. D.
Cash was also recognized by the
ciuo. ,
Visitors in Heppner for the holi
days were among the guests pres
ent who contributed to the pro
gram. Roy A. Glasscock of Mt
Vernon, an early resident of Hepp
ner, recalled a few of the good old
days here, and eloquently compli
mented the club in its aims toward
keeping the city lively and pro
gressive. Edward Notson, superin
tendent of schools at Elmira, Wn.,
told of the three new towns that
have been builded in his section
since construction began on the
Grand Coulee project, signified his
faith in continued development of
the upper Columbia river, and re
lated the latest developments in the
Grand Coulee work which, he said,
revealed that the big dam would
have solid granite for a foundation.
Ted McMurdo, O. S. C. student, said
the college student body was not
excited over the higher education
administration squabble. The stu
dents hardly discuss the matter, he
said, and the apparent attitude is
thatj it makes no difference what
may be he outcome.
Chas. W. Smith gave a short ac
count of the meeting with the of
ficials of the First National Bank
of Portland held last week and told
of the liklihood of that institution
opening a branch here within a
short time.
Turned temporarily into a meet
ing of the commercial club, those
in attendance voted to accept an in
vitation from the Alpine farm bu
reau to stage a program there some
time in February. The warm hos
pitality and general good time af
forded those who trekked to the
Alpine community on such an occa
sion once before called for expres
sion from several of the members.
The club will hold its next meet
ing again on Tuesday as Monday is
New Year's day.
Sewing Manual Issued
By Extension Service
At a time when many homemak
ers are by choice and others are by
necessity turning more and more to
home sewing, the O. S. C. extension
service has issued a comprehensive
illustrated bulletin entitled, "A
Manual for Home Sewing," by Aza
lea Sager, specialist in clothing and
An introduction explains that the
new manual is prepared to serve
three groups: Those who have little
experience in home sewing but who
find it economical to make the fam
ily's clothing; the more experienced
who desire a ready reference hand
book on home sewing, and those
who are at this time under the nec
essity of receiving clothing mater
ials from their federal or state gov
ernment. Subjects handled In the manual,
which is free on request, include dis
cussion of the sewing machine and
other equipment seams and seam
finishes, hems and hemstitches, fab
ric buttoonholes, pockets, plackets,
bindings, pipings and folds, fasten
ings, and garment repair.
Born, at the home of Mrs. Ed
Hunt in this city on Dec. 20, to Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Jep3on of Rhea
creek, a 9-pound daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Baldwin
spent Christmas at the home of
Mrs. Baldwin's parents in Pendleton.