:isr.ift 80CUTY public a-j -OrV pORTLAiO. Ok-. feed Volume 50, Number 52. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 8, 1934. Subscription $2.00 a Year CONDON HOOPERS T Champs, Boardman and Stanfield Go to District Meet This Week. ALL-STARS NAMED Referee, Coaches Make Mythical Selection; Heppner Gets. Into Consolation Flay. Condon, who won the sub-dis trict championshp, and Boardman i and Stanfleld, runners-up, emerged from the tournament here last week end with the prlvlege of playing for district honors at Milton-Freewater this week end. In taking the cham pionship. Coach Schriver's boys from Gilliam county won from Boardman in the final game Satur day night, 37-25, after defeating Stanfield that morning, 42-18, and after having eliminated Lexington in their initial game Friday after noon, 34-26. Boardman reached the finals af ter winning two closely played games, first eliminating Umatilla, 35-32, Friday evening, and then de feating Heppner, 17-16, Saturday morning. Stanfield, who landed up in third place after stumbling over Condon, won the right to go to the tourna ment by taking the consolation fray from Heppner Saturday evening, 17-16. Before meeting their Con don Waterloo, they had taken Her miston out of the picture Friday afternoon, 33-24. Coach Mabee's boys of the home town were strong contenders thru out, as the scores Indicate. They exhibited one of the strongest de fensive teams in the tournament but lacked the necessary scoring punch to keep in the running. They first met and defeated lone, 20-13, after lone had dropped Arlington from the running, 30-22. In one of the hardest fought and fastest tilts of the series they lost to Boardman by a 3-polnt margin. Then in their final game they were overcome by Stanfield by a single point. A tri bute to Heppner's strength, and to the team's key man, Roy Gentry, was given In the selection of Gen try as an all-tournament guard. Besides being effective in his team's play at all times, Gentry was a con sistent scorer in every game, count ing in all for 20 of Heppner's total of 56 points. Announcement of the all-tournament team was made after the final game Saturday night, by Ed die McMurdo, Walla Walla, who refereed all games. The selection was made by the coaches of the various participating teams and Mc Murdo. i Condon was represented by Teats, forward and Allen, guard. Boardman took the center position with Ransier, and Umatilla's Erwin was selected as the running mate for Teats at forward. All the men exhibited clean, fast play and scoring ability that made them outstanding contenders for the honors received. Ransier was high scorer for the tournament with 43 points, besides being the back bone of the Boardman team. Teats, second In scoring honors with 42, was a consistent point-getter as indicated by the markers annexed in the various games of 15, 13 and 14. Allen's consistency as a scorer as well as his fine defensive play at all times earned him a place on the mythical team. He scored 22 points in all. Erwin played in only one game, but his worth was shown when he hung up high Individual score for a single game with 20 points. The coaches who assisted with the selections areuMabee, Heppner; Beach, Lexington; Tucker, Iono; Bchriver, Condon; Hostetter, Ar lington; Ingles, Boardman; Water man, Stanfleld; Donovan, Umatilla, and Cochran, Hermiston. The starting toss-up for the last game Saturday night was made by Jessie French, tournament queen, the voting for whose selection fea tured the three-day attraction. En tries had been named by boys of the various high school classes with Miss French representing the Jun iors. The other entries were Mar jory Parker, freshman; Katherlne Healy, sophomore, and Alice Peter son, senior. Financially, the tournament was successful, said E. F. Bloom, local ' school superintendent and one of the committee on arrangements The proceeds were sufficient to pay expenses to visiting teams at the rate of eight cents a mile, as well as to defray all other expenses. Music by the Heppner school pep band helped to enliven the tourna' ment sessions. Following are the game line-ups and Individual team and player scores: CHAMPIONSHIP CONDON 87 BOARDMAN 25 Tents 15 f Graven 2 Hurrouith 7 f Compton 2 Allen 6 o - KhiwIit 17 Smith a K Chaltoe Parmnn 4 SC Macknn 4 Kulwtltutlonn Condon: Smith (, 2, Mor ton if, BurruuKha g. CONSOLATION STANFIELD 17 HEPPNER 16 R. Attebury 1 f Jones 4 Hoilrlck 10 f Green 2 K. Attebury 6 e Benton 2 , Weaaell Gentry 6 Lautrhary i g Phelan 2 Subntltutlon Stanfleld: Folti g. Hepp ner: Oilman f. (Continued on Pag Four) WIN WHEN AUXILIARY STARTS SCHOOL CONTESTS "Americanism" Keynote of Essays for Girl's, Orations for Boys: Award Qualifications Cited. By MRS. LUCY E. RODGERS The American Legion Auxiliary again wishes to emphasize its inter est in creating a 100 American citizenry. The Medal Award Essay contest for the girls of the eighth grade will be sponsored again this year. The subject for the essays will be "The National Recovery Act and the American Citizen." The American Legion School Medal award will be given to the eighth grad,e girl who best fulfills the fol lowing award requirements: Scholarship Scholastic attain ment, evidence of industry and ap plication to studies. Honor Strength and stability of character, high standard of con duct, keen sense of what is right, adherence to truth and conscience, devotton to duty, and practice . of clean speech. Service Kindliness, unselfishness, fellowship, protection of the weak, promotion of the interest and wel fare of associates without hope of personal gain. Courage Bravery in face of op position and danger, grit to stand up for right, and to do one's duty. Leadership Abilty to lead, with tact and tolerance of the views of others, and to accomplish by group action. Americanism Know the flag code, know the Star Spangled Ban ner, write a creditable essay. Each of the above requirements will count 16 2-3 points toward a total score of 100. The essays must not be over 500 words in length. They must be written in ink on one side of or dinary note book paper allowing an inch margin on the left of each page Spelling, penmanship, sentence con struction, and neatness as well as subject matter will be considered in judging the essays. The essays must be in the hands of the Amer icanism committee not later than April 6, 1934. For the boys of the eighth grade an oratorical contest will be spon sored. The orations must be writ ten and committed to memory and delivered in public. The date for the contest will be announced la ter. The orations must not be more than 500 words long. The boys may choose their own subjects but they are requested to choose subjects that pertain to Americanism. "Am ericanism" is an unfailing love for country; loyalty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; true allegiance to the Flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. The boys will also be rated in scholarship, honor, service, courage, and leadership as well as judged on their orations. First and second prizes will be given the boys making the two highest scores. The girl making the highest score will receive the medal award and the one making the second highest score will be given a suitable prize. James Leach Farm Home Complete Loss by Fire Fire of unknown origin complete ly destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. James Leach near Lex ington Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Leach had come to Hepp ner about noon and at about 2 30 Mrs. Mae Burchell, who lives about a mile from the Leach ranch, dis covered the Are and turned in the alarm. By the time help could ar rive the house was entirely envel oped in flames and none of the con tents could be saved. The fire chemicals were taken out from Lex ington and used in preventing the flames from spreading to other buildings. No insurance was car ried. The loss to Mr. and Mra Leach was estimated to be not less than $2500. GEORGE WAGNER. George Robert Wagner was born at Camanche, Iowa, September 3, 1855 and died at Pendleton, Oregon, February 28, 1934, after some two years of falling health, being aged 78 years, 5 months and 25 days. At his request he was brought back to Spray, his home community and laid to rest In the Haystack cem etery, March 1, beside his brother, Carl, who preceded him in Decem ber, 1932, and his sister, Lavina, who passed away In 1925. Rev. Glen Barker of Wlnlock conducted the services which were held at the cemetery. Besides making his home in the Haystack country for many years, he engaged in the jewelry business at Monument for a long period Anally disposing of this business and returning to make his home again with his brother and sister. A man of strong convictions and high principles he made . friends wherever he lived. His was the true pioneer spirit. Although his life was more closely connected with Grant and Wheeler counties than other sections of the state, he leaves many friends in Heppner and vicinity who cherish his mem ory. Eliza Gates, Spray, Oregon. Rev. Robert Brymer, evangelist who has hold two series of meet ings In Heppner, will be at the Methodist church this evening only to address a meeting beginning at 7:30. Rev. Brymer Is now conduct ing meetings at Pendleton. The public Is Invited. DISTRICT GOVERNOR VISITS LIONS CLUB High Principles of Service Organization Cited in Address. CITIZENSHIP IS AIM Fart Played by Individual in Good Government Stressed; Tol- e ranee Practiced. "Good individuals make good cities, good cities make good states, and good states make good nations," thus did Eddie Shea of Portland, Oregon's district governor of Lions International, emphasize the im portance of individual citizenship in building good government, be fore the Monday noon luncheon of Heppner Lions. Mr. Shea's talk dealt entirely with the Lions' code of ethics which stresses good citi zenship as its main objective. "Good citizenship calls for an ac tive interest In the religious, polit ical and social life of the commu nity by the individual, looking tow ard harmonious relationships among its people and general bet terment of the social order through building of more pleasing surround ings, stimulation of culture, eleva tion of health and morals, and fos tering of a business structure based upon the Golden Rule." That is the Lions' interpretation given by Mr. Shea, based upon the principles and objectives of the organization. In working for the stated object ives, the club discussions must be free from political partisanship or religious sectarianism. For while Lionism encourages its members to take an active part in both political and religious activites, it permits them to do so according to the dic tates of their own conscience, and the beliefs of individual members are at all times respected. Within its own organization, and in respect to its views of national government, Lionism upholds representative government. "There are two extremes of gov ernment. Absolute monarchy, which leads to oppression, and Btrict de mocracy with laws made directly by all the people, which leads to mob rule, the -district governor quoted from an authority on government.- "Between the two lies representative government, the best balancd form of government yet conceived." The organizations manner of in stilling its members with the idea of loyal, unselfish service to the community has been well tested, and Its success Is indicated by the rapid growth of Lions Internation al, youngest of service clubs, to hold first place in membership among service clubs of the nation. Not only In the United States but in several foreign countries are its principles at work, to breed inter national understanding and good fellowship, the district governor cited. He commended the Heppner club for its good record of service, and also the true spirit of Lionism pre vailing at the meeting. Chas. Thomson, vice president, presided in the absence of Dr. A. D. McMurdo, president, who was confined at home by illness. Special entertainment features included a vocal solo by Ray P. Kinne, the club's song leader, accompanied by Mrs. J. O. Turner, club pianist, and a piano solo by Miss Marjorie Par ker. JMLTON F. MORGAN. Milton F. Morgan, age 83, a pion eer of the Inland Empire, and for a great many years a resident of this community, owning and operat ing a farm in the Sand Hollow sec tion, died on February 11 at the Soldiers home in Sawtelle, Califor nia, where he has been for about a year past Mr. Morgan left this part of the country a good many years ago, and before going to Saw telle he made his home with a daughter residing at Trinidad, Col. He Is survived by this daughter, Mrs. Wm. Graves, and a large num ber of relatives residing in Cali fornia and Oregon. A niece, Mrs. W. L. McCaleb, and two nephews, Levi and Will Morgan, reside in Heppner. STUDY CLUB TO MEET. The Womens Study club will meet next Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Anna Q. Thomson. The subject to be studied is "Wo men Under the Soviet" Topics assigned include "Marriage and di vorce under the Soviets," "Sex, morals and communism," "Eman cipation of Russian Mohammedan women," "Byezprizornl, Byeznador nl and other Russian children," "Special privileges of women In In dustry," "Women in party and gov- ernmental activities," "Have women In Russia gained or lost as a re sult of the revolution?" Mrs. A. A. McAtee is the program leader. ALL K. OF P.'S INVITF.n. A mass meeting of all present and former members of Doric lodge 20. Klllirhts nf Pvthlna Vina hoon called bv' W. W. Smead. rllatriM deputy grand chancellor, for Tues day evening, March 20, at I, O. O. , nan. mere are matters of in terest to every Pythian to be dis cussed, Mr, Smead says, besides re freshments and a general social evening. Local Nimrods Get Poor Start in Wire Tourney The Heppner-Pilot Rock gunners who last year finished at the head of the list in the preliminary matches of the Oregonian's annual telegraphic trapshooting tourna ment lost both their matches in the opening round of the 1934 event Sunday. Local nimrods journeyed to the Pilot Rock traps, and Chas. H. Latourell and Adam Knoblock helped compose the three-man team for the day. Latourell contributed a perfect 25, Knoblock 23 and Newt Royer of Pilot Rock a 24 for the team score of 72. Salem, Bend and Bob Miller's Gun club will be the locals' opponents next Sunday. Work started this week to get the local traps In shape, so the boys can shoot at home next Sunday and as often thereafter as they like, said Latourell, president of the lo cal club. The poor start is no in dication of how the locals will fin ish, he said. Shooting by itself the year the tournament was started, Heppner won the large silver loving cup as high team in the shoot-off match, and local nimrods have par ticipated in every shoot-off since, as one of the 10 high teams in the preliminary matches. Latourell ex pects to be in Portland next Sun day to participate in the annual Hy Everding Birthday shoot. Rural Teachers Propose Unified School Opening All. schools of Morrow county would open on September 6 next and conform to the standards set by. the state board of education re garding the length of the school year, if recommendation of a spe cial committee of the Rural Teach ers club are put into effect The recommendations are carried in a resolution adopted by the club meeting at Pine City, Saturday. Katherine' G. Feldman, Marian Henderson and Velma F. Huston composed the committee. The uni fied opening date of September 6 was set by Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county school superintendent. Cop ies of the resolutions have been sent to the various district clerks. Lack of unified opening leads to confusion in the county testing pro gram, causing disadvantage to the school children, argues the resolu tion. It also cites that the state requires a speciAed amount of work to be covered In the school year, namely nine months. The resolu tion is concluded with a petition to school board members to comply with the unified opening and the set length of schrgVyear.. Heppner Liquor Stock Arrives; Checking In The stock of hard liquors to be sold at Oregon Liquor Agency No. 2, Gordons pharmacy, arrived this morning and checking of the stock started immediately under the su pervision of Mr. Anderson, assistant district supervisor of the state li quor control board. It was expected the agency would be ready to dis pense goods under the provisions of the Knox law either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Permits, at the rate of $1 for the year for residents, are now avail able at any time, it was stated. RURAL TEACHERS MEET. Pine City was host to the Rural Teachers club Saturday, with a large attendance of members and people of the community, some of whom assisted with the program. A Friendship quilt made by mem bers of the club was presented to Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county school superintendent, as an appre ciation of the club for her interest in its work. Numbers on the pro gram included a piano solo by Alma Neill; talk on rhythm bands, M. Henderson; selections by Pine City rhythm band; "Character Educa tion," Miss Sheridan; playlet, "The Doctor," Pine City; "Teaching of Decimals," Mrs. Beach; quartet number, Pine City school; tap dance, Pine City primary pupils; book review, "Uncle Sam's Attic," Harvey DeMoss; Pine City glee club directed by Marian Hender son; "Remedial Technique," C. W. Smith; duet, Fred and August Rauch; "Teaching Music in Rural School," Miss Quigley; announce ments by Mrs. Rodgers. Although the Pine City teachers are the most recent members, they showed the true spirit of hospitality as always shown by the club and were ably assisted by the people of the com munity. Anna Heiny, secretary. PLAN EASTER BALL. The American Legion auxiliary held its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Plans were discussed for the organization's annual Easter Monday ball to be given April 2. Mrs. J. D. Cash, president, appoint ed committees to proceed with the plans. After the business meeting members assisted Mrs. Earl Eskel son, child welfare chairman, in sew ing on garments to be sent to the auxiliary's child welfare center in Portland. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Chas, Smith and Mrs. J. O. Turner, hostesses. LOCATED NEAR MT. VERNON. The Guy Boyer family, former Heppnerites, now live near Mt. Ver non over in the John Day valley. "We are nicely locuted In the beau tiful John Day valley where we are neighbors of, and do our trading with, Mr. and Mrs. Art Minor," writes Mrs. Boyer this week in sending for a recent copy of the Gazette Times containing articles by J. W. Redington, former "Ga zet" editor. "We are always de lighted to see any Heppner folks that pass this way." CCC FOREST ARMY PASSES IN REVIEW Wehmeyer, Local Ranger, Gives Impressions Af ter Visit to Camps. WORK IS VALUABLE Benefits Seen to Timbered Areas and to Youth Employed; Pur poseful Program Followed. By F. F. WEHMEYER (Editor's Note Mr. Wehmeyer, j ranger in charge of the Heppner I district of the Umatilla National luieau, neie gives an uuuexgumu able account of the aims and pur poses of the Citizens Conservation corps. Having just returned from a month's tour which took him to all winter CCC camps in Oregon while assisting in conducting classes in forestry, he is in a position to fairly judge his subject. Because of the prominent part played by the CCC in local forest development work last season, and the expect ancy that a local camp will be es tablished again this year, his story is of much interst.) One of the first things President Roosevelt did after becoming exec utive head of the nation was to have legislation enacted whereby the Citizens Conservation corps was created. This was the first army of its kind in the history of the world, unique in that Its 325,000 men were armed with picks, axes and other tools for construction pur poses rather than gun3, bayonets, and other implements of destruc tion; The president's first concern" was for the boys of America, thousands of whom were tramping the high ways and byways of the nation, seeking employment in vain. Two hundred and fifty thousand lads eighteen to twenty years of age were enrolled and given an oppor tunity to do honest work at a given wage. In order that the C. C. C. might become immediately effective, four departments of the national govern ment were called in. The depart ment . of labor was to enroll the men, which they did, bringing them into the service at the rate of 8,500 per day. A figure never achieved by the army and navy combined, during the world war. The army was to handle, feed, clothe, trans port and house the men. The de partment of the interior, through the Indian bureau and the national park3 was to furnish much of the needed work. When one stops to consider that the peace time army is only about 125,000 men, he can better appreciate the job handed the army personnel. The depart ment of agriculture, through the forest service, was to supervise those projects to be done on the national forests and cooperate with state and other agencies having camps. Many state and private land camps were established as the basic purpose of the organization was to build forests and through this objective to build the men. The forests of America from col onial times to the present day have contributed largely to the rapid growth, wealth and development of the nation and even in this day we still cut 52 per cent of the world's timber supply. Our president Is a forester; he is a member of the Society of Ameri can Foresters and has practiced forestry on his estate in New York for the past twenty years. He knew the vital needs of the forests and how important certain improve ments were if the remaining stands of timber were to be protected and developed. The C. C. camps have been engaged in this work for the larger part of the past year. Con sidering that the men had no train ing for this type of work and that thousands were physically inferior to the work at the start, results have been very satisfactory. Some thing like 7,000 miles of truck trails have been constructed through the forests, thousands of buildings have been built, thousands of miles of telephone line have been strung through the forests, in addition to hundreds and thousands of other improvements. Many people think that it is just made work or work laid out just to keep the men busy. Such is not the case as every project has been based on a program, planned on the needs of each forest section, with such studies as hazards, visibility and hour control figuring promin ently in the program. The personnel is physically, men tally and possibly morally better off after enrollment This state ment Is; supported by the facts that the average gain in weight has been 12 pounds per man, that study courses and the best of reading ma terial have been available to the men at all times. Church services, though not compulsory, have been fairly well attended. Thousands of the boys have cast off that tough ness of the city slums for a bodily toughness than can only come from healthful open air exercise and a wholesome environment Too much credit cannot be hand ed the army for their work in build ing men. Their work has been largely executed under supervision of reserve officers. Several thousand (Continued on Pag Four) SEED LOAN FUND ALLOWS TO $250 Emergency Act to Benefit Farmers Without Credit; Rules Cited by Commissioner. Regulations governing the $40, 000,000 emergency crop loan fund recently authorized by congress were received this week by C. W. Smith, county agent They indicate that a farmer may obtain such a loan if he cannot qualify for credit elsewhere, if he has a Justified need for credit and if he is cooperating with the production control pro gram of the Agricultural Adjust ment administration, according to the statement of S. M. Garwood, Production Credit commissioner of the AAA. Sample work sheets have been received, and application blanks will probably be in his office some time this week, said Mr. Smith. The same community committees that served last year will be re tained, and anyone wishing to make application should get in touch with his community committeemen for latest information. The maximum amount to be made available to any one farmer this year is $250, and the minimum is $25. The Interest rate will be 5 per cent per annum. Provisions for taking crop liens have been worked out under Mr. Garwood's direction and detailed regulations will be placed in the hands of local emer gency crop loan committees within the near future. The time and place where these committees will receive applications will be made known locally within a short time. Applications for loans from $25 to $150 may be made directly to the emergency crop loan offices provid ed the applicants do not have suf ficient security to obtain loans else where. A farmer in this district applying for a loan of $150 or more must first make application for a loan to the Pendleton Production Credit asso ciation. Rejection of his applica tion by this association will be con sidered sufficient evidence that oth er credit is not available and the farmer may then make application to the emergency crop loan office. The emergency crop loans are en tirely separate from, and are not to be confused with production credit association loans. The Emer gency Crop Loan fund is an emer gency relief measure for this year only, to make funds available to those who cannot qualify for cred it through the regular channels of a production credit association. In announcing the regulations Mr. Garwood said he could not em phasize too strongly that the emer gency crop loans are to provide a means of temporary relief for this year only, and that this year's loans will probably be the last of their kind. Farmers who have a source of in come other than farming are not eligible for emergency crop loans. The loan Is made for the cash cost of growing crops, only, and the money may not be used for pay ment of existing debts, rent, taxes or past-due accounts. The money was appropriated for the specific purpose of producing, planting, fal lowing and cultivating crops, and for feed for farm livestock in drouth and storm-stricken areas. The act imposes a very severe pen alty for using loans from the fund for any other purposes. Championship Smoker To be Staged Saturday Saturday evening the glove-sling- ers and muscle-manglers will gath er at Lexington from all corners of the county for the purpose of elim inating each other from the cham pionship tournament. Who will be the champs? All are determined to hold the coveted position, but few will. The proceeds of the meet eo Into a fund for repairing the teeth of tne school children. The championship medals are on display in Frank Turner's office window. J. H. Williams and George uuiis nave been arranging the de tails of the match and predict an entertaining and exciting evening. GRAND OFFICER COMING. Mrs. Earlor Huston, worthy ma tron of Ruth chapter 32, O. E. S., announces that Dr. Irene Phillips of Portland, associate grand ma tron, will make an official visit to Ruth chapter tomorrow, Friday. The school of instruction will be at 2:30 p. m., and Mrs. Phillips will be officially received at the regular meeting in the evening. Owing to illness, Mrs. Phillips was unable to be at Heppner on Saturday last as previously announced. TO PRESENT CUP. An award for the annual Morrow county spelling contest, plans for which are being arranged with the date to be set in the near future, was announced this week by Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, school superinten dent. The award is in the nature of a loving cup to be presented by Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Phelps of Hepp ner in the lbwer division, grades 3 to 5, and replaces the cup won permanently In last year s contest. WILLING WORKERS MEET. The Willing Workers of the Church of Christ met Friday after noon at the home of Mrs. Joel R. Benton. There was a good attend ance and delicious refreshments were served. The group decided to held a food sale the lust Suturday of each month. NEW LANDMARK A! OLD CONCERN DADS City Solons Meet First Time in New Quarters ; Sell Pest House. QUARTERS BEST YET New Bridge to be Constructed; Traffic Hazard Corner of K and Elder to be Fixed. Not so pretentious as the nation's capitol, nor yet so imposing as the statehouse at Salem, but much the best quarters ever to house Hepp ner's governmental body, is the new city hall christened Monday eve ning by the council when they held their first meeting in the clean,, spacious room in the northeast corner. There was no special christening ceremony, no breaking of cham pagne bottle, nor either imbibing of contents though it was lightly suggested that a keg of beer might be in order. Suffice was the no ticeable pride of mayor and coun cilmen in their new home, to say nothing of the watermaster whose office the room contains. Nor could all the council be pres ent for the inaugural occasion. Dr. A. D. McMurdo and Frank Shively were kept at home by their own illnesses, and W. C. Cox by the ill ness of Mrs. Cox. It remained for G. M. Anderson, mayor, Jeff Jones, C. W. Smith and Dean T. Goodman, councilmen, to clear the evening's docket The quarters are called new ad visedly. For while the building was old, and while the council had met in the same space before work of renovating began, the transforma tion attained through help of the CWA is quite complete. The room is enlarged, its walls neatly plas tered and kalsomined, the wood work painted, and new lighting fix tures installed. Two large, modern diffusing fixtures containing elec tric bulbs of high candlepower shed a clear white light throughout the room. No longer must the recorder suffer from eye strain in reading minutes or communications. A few finishing touches, Buch as applying another coat of paint to the exterior and finishing of rest rooms, were discussed. These will be taken care of soon, and the transformation will be complete a city hall worthy of the name. The council did not tarry over ceremony anent the new quarters. As soon as a quorum could be as sembled the routine business was disposed of. Some plans concerning the new bridge across Willow creek at the Cowins place in southeast Heppner were discussed. Work on the bridge is slated to start soon. Timbers and concrete have been supplied by the CWA. Further in vestigation was to be made as to whether rock or concrete abutments would be most economical. The street committee reported on remedying of a traffic hazard at the corner of K and Elder streets, near the schoolhouse, where a light pole sits in the corner of the inter section. By the committee's request, the P. P. & L. company agreed to paint the lower portion of the pole white, and if the menace is then not sufficiently removed they offer ed to set two poles away from the intersection to replace the one. Finally the matter of selling the city's pest house was brought up, and the bare structure sold for $100. Necessity for such quarters was gone. The property was not con sidered valuable from any angle, and $100 was deemed a fair price. Probably the action was not import ant, but it marks the passing of an old landmark. There may be those who will glance up at the hill on passing by, and note the additional bareness of the landscape after the old pest house is gone. PASS RESOLUTION. At a recent meeting of the Busi ness and Professional Womens club plans for improving our city's ap pearance were discussed, and the following resolution adopted: "Resolved, that wherea3 our city shows desperate need of cleaning up; and, whereas, we believe the labor may be furnished without cost to the city; that we recom mend to the city council the follow ing: "That the city marshal be re quested and be authorized to set to work, from time to time, the occu pants of our city jail on those parts of our city that are in need of a better appearance." CWA CLASSES OPEN. CWA classes in literature and public speaking, now Just getting under way, are open to anyone In terested without charge, announces Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, county school superintendent. The classes are regularly scheduled for 7:30 o'clock each Monday, Wednesday and Fri day evening at the court house. M. K. MATTHEW ILL. M. R. (Big Matt) Matthew, vet eran traveling salesman who has made the Heppner territory for years and who makes his home at The Dalles, is announced to be ser iously 111 at the St. Vincents hos pital in Portland. He has a wide circle of friends here who hope for his early recovery.