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Volume 50, Number 31.
Malheur and Grant Take
Lead in Organizing
Activities of Radicals Cause De
lay in Shipments; Would
Present Solid Front-
Ontario Eastern Oregon produc
ers and shippers this week took
steps to combat the wave of rad
icalism which they assert is seek
ing to gain a foothold in the Oregon
Sponsored by leading growers and
shipping men of Malheur county,
the Oregon Producers and Shippers
association has been organized in
this area, and a call is being sent
out to growers, shippers and civic
leaders throughout the state, urging
them to effect similar organizations
in every county of Oregon. The
association will be non-partisan
and non-political.
The Malheur group is sending W.
IL Perkins, for many years a news
paper man in various parts of the
stute, to assist other communities
in organization work and to carry
on a campaign of publicity in be
half of the new association.
H. C. Boyer, one of the leading
shippers of Ontario, has been elect
ed chairman of the Malheur county
group. Members of the board of
directors include O. G. Luehrs, E.
C. Van Petten, E. M. Graig, all of
Ontario; Dick Tensen and C. C.
Hunt of Nyssa; Deane Goodman of
Juntura. Other sections of the
county also will be represented on
the board.
Herman Oliver of John Day, pres
ident of the Oregon Horse and Cat
tle Owners association, and one of
the leading stockmen of eastern
Oregon, is chairman of the Grant
county group.
"The disastrous effects of the
longshoremen's strike in Portland
this past summer has convinced us
that the producers and shippers of
the up-state counties of Oregon
must band together as a means of
self-preservation," said Mr. Boyer,
as spokesman for the new associa
tion. "That strikes, fomented by a
very small group of radicals, cost
the people of this state at least $50,
000,000, and the producers and ship
pers of Eastern Oregon were among
the heaviest losers.
"Miles removed from the scene
of the conflicts between labor and
employers, we have no direct inter
est in the source of their quarrels.
But when these disputes result In
conditions which endanger our wel
fare and the welfare of all of Ore
gon, we believe that every effort
should be made to prevent their re
currence. "During the 83 days of the Port
land strike this past summer, our
wool remained in our warehouses,
with added costs of storage and in
surance and much of it has not yet
been sold. In countless instances
orders for our grain in the world
markets were cancelled, while other
growers were forced to pay more
than two cents per bushel to have
their wheat trans-shipped to Puget
Sound where it was loaded for
transport trade.
"In many instances our eastern
Oregon growers and shippers suf
fered huge financial losses, and
because we were unorganized we
were powerless to present a solid
front in demanding proper protec
Frank Swaggart of eLna has been
named temporary chairman to head
the organization in Morrow county.
Among a number of cases in law
and equity coming up before Judge
C. L. Sweek in circuit court here
Monday, were four divorce proceed
lugs in which decrees of absolute
divorce were granted. J. S. Beck-
with, reporter, accompanied Mr.
Sweck for the session, The divorce
decrees were as follows: Beulah B
vs. Archie H. Nichols, with plain
tiff awarded custody of William H.
Nichols, minor child, and $20 a
month; Harold vs. Linda K. Becket
with defendant awarded custody
of Carol Lee Becket, minor child,
and $20 a month; Harvey T. vs. Le
nore Walpole, with plaintiff award
ed custody of Wm. Robert Walpole,
minor child; Lola vs. Jack Bell, with
plaintiff awarded custody of Laurel
9, Jack 8, and Alta 6, minor chil
Roy Hewitt, former professor of
law at Willamette university and
one-time Instructor of political ec
onomy at Oregon State college, will
speak In Morrow county on behalf
of the candidacy of Peter Zimmer
rnan, Independent candidate for
governor, on October 12. On that
day he will speak at lone at 10 a.
m., at Lexington at 12:30 noon, and
at Heppner at 2:30 in the afternoon,
announces S. J. Devlne, chairman
of the Morrow County Zimmerman
for Governor club. Hewitt was a
candidate for justice of the state
supremo court two years ago, and
Is hailed as an eloquent and con
vincing speaker showing much
knowledge of history as well as of
current events.
Five Years' Successful Practice
Ended Here; Have Well
Wishes of Many Friends.
Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Gray complet
a five years' residence in Heppner
Monday, when they departed for
Doris, Cal., to make their home in
the future. The Grays leave Hepp
ner accompanied by the well wishes
of a host of friends, made during
their residence here in which time
Dr. Gray established a large prac
tice in his field of medicine.
At Doris, Dr. Gray will assume
the position of physician for four
lumber companies, besides taking
care of such private practice as he
may be called upon to serve. The
position comes as a recognition of
the fine reputation he has gained
in his chosen profession. '
Coming to Heppner five years
ago from Denver, Col., Dr. and Mrs.
Gray were total strangers to this
community. Their gracious and
charming personalities soon gained
them a warm place In the heart3 of
the community, and success in his
profession soon rewarded the doc
tor with an ever-growing practice.
From small beginnings, the doc
tor and his good wife, an ever con
stant help-mate, (cquired an out
worn residence property and re
modeled and renovated it, making
one of the nicest residence proper
ties in the city. Their fine flower
garden, a monument to their am
bition and Industry, is one of the
show places of Heppner.
Though their time was little given
to civic or social affairs, they con
tributed much to the community.
Dr. Gray is rated among the 7 best
chess players of the United States.
In pursuit of this hobby, he fostered
a wide interest and love of the game
among many people of the city, be
ing the promoter of the Heppner
Chess an Checker club which had
a popular career.
Chess was not the only avocation
to claim the moments of leisure
which the doctor enjoyed from his
profession. He had no mean poetic
ability, and his "Gray's Lines in
Verse" which appeared in book
form in the recent presidential
campaign had widespread distribu
tion. In addition he devoted some
time to composing cross-word puz
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Notson
Sail for Orient Nov. 17th
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Notson who
are visiting this week at the home
of Mr. Notson's brother, Edward,
at Almira, Wash., are expected to
return to Heppner Monday. They
will spend the week here and leave
on Saturday for Portland where
they will purchase some supplies,
and after making several speaking
dates in the vicinity of Seattle, will
sail from that point on November
17, their final destination being the
mission field high up near the bor
der of Tibet.
S. E. Notson, father of the Not
son boys, received a letter from
Charles this morning, in which was
told of a visit to the Grand Coulee
dam site and a fishing trip to a lake
beyond the Grand Coulee. The
fishing trip netted 17 nice trout, and
the journey, taking them through
the heart of the dam project, gave
a wonderful view of this stupen
dous government undertaking. Re
turning after night, the lights about
the dam made a very impressive
sight which will be more impress
ive as additional lights appear in
the course of construction, Charles
Personal Experiences Nome
Fire Told Heppner Folks
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Bloom have
received an interesting letter from
Nome, Alaska, in which is told
some personal experiences of Mr.
Bloom's brother and family in the
large conflagration there recently.
Mrs. William Bloom, formerly Miss
Alice Dyer who taught in the Bur
ton Valley school in this county
four years ago, is the communi
cant. "Bill" is the husband and
brother, and "Bart" their year-old
baby boy. The letter, dated at
Nome Sept. 19, follows:
"We have written one description
but I thought perhaps you might
be interested in our personal ad
"I had been washing clothes, Bart
was sleeping, when the fire siren
blew. It has long been the custom
for everyone here to rush for the
fire because this horrible thing has
long been feared. When I found
it was the Golden Gate hotel I be
gan to make preparations to move
out. Altho the building was clear
at the other end of town from us,
we had mentioned the fact when
we were staying there that if it
ever caught fire no matter where
we were living we would begin to
pack up. I fixed enough food for
Bart for a day and a half, packed
his little spare bag and wakened
him to dress him in his warmest
"By this time Bill was home to
warn me to start getting our things
together. Altho the the hadn't
spread yet he could see that unless
the wind died down the whole town
was doomed.
"I sat down for a minute to gath
er my wits together and to try to
remember the things mother had
Pomona Grange Says
Audit Shows Money
Not Paid to County.
G. W. Wlcklander, H. V. Smouse
and A. W. Lundell on Reso
lutions Committee.
Morrow County Pomona grange
has demanded the county court to
take immediate steps to recover
monies which the recent audit of
Wells & DeLapp showed to be due
the county by Gay M. Anderson,
county clerk. The grange demand
was made in the form of a resolu
tion passed at its meeting at Rhea
Creek grange hall last Saturday,
the resolution being signed by G.
W- Wicklander, H. V. Smouse and
A. W. Lundell as members of the
resolutions committee.
Showing of the Wells & DeLapp
audit were aired in circuit court
last month when Anderson was ac
quitted of the charge of larceny of
public monies. The grange resolu
tion follows:
"Whereas, the audit of Wells, &
DeLapp is sufficient evidence to
prove that certain funds received
by County Clerk Gay M. Anderson
of Morrow county were not turned
over to the County Treasurer;
"Therefore, be it resolved, that
we, the members of Morrow Coun
ty Pomona Grange assembled here
at Rhea Creek, October 6, 1934, de
mand the County Court of Morrow
County, Oregon, to take immediate
action to recover such funds as
were received by County Clerk Gay
M. Anderson and not turned over
to County Treasurer as shown by
the audit of Wells & DeLapp. And
be it further resolved that a copy
of this resolution be mailed to the
County Court and one to Gazette
Times to be published therein.
"Resolutions Committee,
Eugene Corley, 70, died at a local
hospital yesterday morning. Mr.
Corley was brought to the hospital
several days ago in an unconscious
condition, having been found lying
across the saddle of his horse, with
a broken leg, on the Neill Doherty
ranch in the sand country north of
lone. It was believed he had suf
fered a stroke of apoplexy which
caused him to fall from his horse.
He never regained consciousness.
Mr. Corley worked for John Hanna
on Hinton creek for several years
and was quite well known here. He
is an uncle of Walter Corley of
lone. Funeral arrangements in
charge of Phelps Funeral home
will be held on tomorrow afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock at Masonic ceme
tery with short graveside services
conducted by J. R. Benton.
Mr. Corley was a native of Illin
ois and came to Oregon when about
20 years of age and resided in this
state since. He has made his home
in this community for the past 30
years. He is survived by a brother,
Dock Corley of Pendleton, and one
sister, residing in California.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bur
kenbino, Saturday, an 8 pound son,
Albert Faye.
cautioned me to do in case of fire.
Bill, of course, had to go back to
help at the hotel and altho I thot I
was calm as could be I realize now
that I was scared stiff. First I
dumped all Bart's clothes and blan
kets on the bed and tied them up
in the top blanket; then our clothes,
shoes, silverware, personal effects
even to pictures and kitchen uten
sils. I even took Bart's bed to
pieces and packed up the groceries.
When Bill finally came back, build
ings in our block were burning,
so we carried the things (including
me wasning from the line) to the
beach where we covered them with
wet blankets. Then I took Bart
in his little cart and started for the
hospital, which at that time seemed
the safest place. Bill stayed to fin
ish at the house and to help others.
As soon as the fire got near our
shack he could see that our things
were not going to be safe so he car
ried them way on down the beach
where he finally had to soak all the
blankets to cover them and then
shovel sand over that to protect
them. He would carry as much as
could about fifty yards and then run
back for more, and every time the
things he left behind would be
burning when he got back. He also
helped two women with their be
longings and worked there all af
ternoon with the flames right on his
coat tails all the time. There was
a time for about two hours that
they were surely between the devil
and the disip blue ea as they were
right on the water's edge complete
ly cut off by a wall of flames.
"We saved practically everything.
(Contnued on Pas Four)
Marvin R. Wightman and Miss
Claudlne Humphreys United
in Portland Ceremony.
A wedding of much interest to
Morrow county friends was that of
Miss Claudien Evelyn Humphreys
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
home of the mride's mother, Mrs.
Leanna A. Humphreys, at 4206 N.
E. 30th street, Portland, at 8:30
last Saturday evening. Dr. War
rington of Corvallis performed the
beautiful ring ceremony in the pres
ence of immediate relatives and a
group of close friends. Miss Cavell
Abbott of Portland was maid of
honor, and Nicholas Zylstra of Per-
rydale was best man. Bridesmaids
were Mrs. Florence Lauer, sister of
the bride, and Miss Anna Wight
man, sister of the bridegroom. Fred
Sugnet and Duncan Strong were
ushers. The bride was given away
by John Brown Strong. Melvin
Horton played the wedding march,
and Miss Ruth Agnew sang.
The bride was charming in a
dress of white satin with veil of lace
over tulle. She carried a bouquet of
calla lilies. The groom wore con
ventional evening dress.
Receiving following the ceremony
were Mrs. J. B. Strong, Mrs. Garnet
McCrowell and Miss Maude Moore.
The Misses Nancy and Isabelle Dut-
ton, Lois Lauer and Cavell Abbott
Following a two weeks' wedding
trip the young couple will make
their home at Alfalfa Lawn dairy
three miles west of Heppner.
Mr. Wightman is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. John J. Wightman of this
city, a graduate of Heppner high
school and Oregon State college
where he majored in dairying and
was president of the campus dairy
ing club in his senior year. Since
graduating he has assisted in the
management of Alfalfa Lawn dairy,
and has been a leader in Boy Scout
work as well as prominent in fra
ternal circles. Both Mr. and Mrs
Wightman have many friends here
who extend their compliments to
the happy union.
Attending the marriage ceremony
from Morrow county were the
bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John J. Wightman, his sister, Miss
Anna Wightman, Claude Graham,
Mrs. H. O. Tenney of Heppner, and
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach of
Morrow County Allotted Only One
Worker; Classes In Adult Ed
ucation to be Organized.
The program of adult education
In Morrow county under the fed
eral educational relief project was
outlined before the Monday noon
luncheon of the Lions club by Mrs.
Lucy E. Rodgers, county school su
perintendent and director of the
program in this county. Judge C.
L. Sweek, second president of the
local club in the city from Pendle
ton to preside over a short session
of circuit court, was given the
president's chair for the day by C.
J. D. Bauman, incumbent of that
position. Bert Evans, high school
English Instructor, was introduced
as a guest.
So far this year Morrow county
has been allotted but one teacher,
who must be "subject to relief," and
teacher-relief rather than nature
of the course or courses offered
must be the first consideration, Mrs.
Rodgers pointed out. The maxi
mum salary any teacher may re
ceive is $52 a month.
Anyone qualified who desires this
work was asked to register at her
, A five-point program has been
adopted this year, comprising gen
eral education, literary classes, vo
cational rehabilitation and nursery
schools. Roben J. Maaske, former
ly principal of the Irrigon schools,
is state director of the program,
assisted by Mrs. Sarah V. Case and
Kenneth Beach as supervisors. The
work will be entirely separate from
the regular school work, and any
one over 16 years of age is eligible
to enter whatever courses may be
offered. Ten persons must enroll
before any class can be organized.
A short school of instruction for
teachers for this district will be
held October 22, 23 and 24 at La
Grande, and compensation will be
allowed those teachers attending.
The work is slated to last until
June first next. '
It may be possible to get alloca
tion for another teacher very soon
as unused balances from other
counties may be applied for, Mrs.
Rodgers said. She was in Pendle
ton Saturday to attend a meeting
at which details of the plan were
Sam Gordon, bridge expert will
deliver three lectures at Masonio
hall dining room tomorrow and
Saturday. Ho will speak tomorrow
evening and Saturday afternoon
and evening, Uia charge for the
three lectures boing 50 cents. Tick
ets are available at Gordon's.
R. H. Windishar of McMinnvllle,
district deputy exalted ruler, B. P.
O. Elks will visit the local lodge on
Thursday evening, Oct 25. A reg
ular meeting of the local lodge will
be held this evening.
All Plans Well in Hand
for Library Benefit
Next Wednesday.
Nature of Presentations Withheld,
But Jolly Time to be Had
By All Who Attend.
A big evening of fun and enter
tainment, all for the benefit of the
local library, is in store for those
who attend the annual vodvil and
sunt nite at the gym-auditorium
next Wednesday evening.
Nineteen organizations of the
county have responded to the invi
tation to present a number on the
program, each of which will not ex
ceed ten minutes in duration. They
are the school band, Rebekahs, Bus
iness & Professional Womans club,
Degree of Honor, Bookworms,
Methodist church. Christian church,
Catholic church, Episcopal church,
Elks, Oddfellows, school, school fac
ulty, American Legion, American
Legion auxiliary, Lions club, all of
Heppner, the Hardman school, Lex
ington school and lone school.
Assured is a variety program of
music, readings, stunts and skits
presenting the best talent in the
The nature of each program num
ber is being reserved as a surprise
to add to the fullest enjoyment of
all who attend. However, there is
no secret that the entertainment
will open with numbers by the
school band, the curtain to be drawn
promptly at 8 o'clock. From then
the next two hours will be filled
with the surprise offerings which
no one who can possibly be present
will want to miss.
Only one rehearsal is slated, to be
held the evening before the public
presentation, and Mrs. P. M. Gem
mell and Mrs. J. F. Vaughn, pro
gram directors, emphasize the im
portance of all participants being
on hand at 7 o'clock that evening,
in order that the program may be
presented to the public with the
greatest possible dispatch.
A presale of tickets at 35 cents
for adults and 10 cents for children
is slated for the first of the week,
under the direction of Mrs. Earl W.
Gordon. Claude Pevey and Clar
ence Hayes are property and stage
City Candidates File;
Filing Time Now Past
Two candidates for mayor, W. C.
Cox and W. W. Smead, and one can
didate each for the other city offices
to be filled at the city election, No
vember 6, filed petitions at the
clerk's office Saturday, the last day
for such filings. Four councilmen
instead of three will be elected this
time due to Charlie Smith, council
man, leaving before his term ex
pired. The other candidates are:
For counclman: R. B. Ferguson,
C. W. McNamer, P. W. Mahoney
and Jeff Jones. For recorder, E. R.
Huston. For treasurer, W. O. Dix.
Jones, Huston and Dix are incum
bents of the offices to which they
seek election. The two holdover
councilmen are Dr. A. D. McMurdo
and Frank Shively, with Dean T.
Goodman, W. C. Cox and Spencer
Crawford retiring as councilmen,
and Gay M. Anderson as mayor.
Former Gilliam Sheriff
Dies at Hospital Here
George Elmer Montague, 59, for
mer sheriff of Gilliam county and
well known resident of eastern Ore
gon, died at a local hospital Tues
day evening following an attack of
flu-pneumonia. The body was tak
en to Condon that night, and fu
neral services will be held there.
Mr. Montague was brought to
Heppner about a week ago in a de
lirious condition by Miss Bess Hud-
leston of Lone Rock, his tempera
ture registering 104 egrees. His
condition never Improved until he
passed away. Dr. Morse of The
Dalles, an old friend of the family,
was called Tuesday, but arrived
shortly after death.
Meeting Slated Here 18th
In Freight Rate Fight
A series of seven local meetngs
in as many counties in eastern Ore
gon, to acquaint wheat growers
with the attempt being made to
raise railroad rates, has been called
by J. B. Adams of Moro, president
of the Eastern Oregon Wheat lea
gue. The meetings, at the rate of
two a day, will be held in The Dul
les, Moro, Condon. Heppner, Pen
dleton, La Grande and Wallowa.
The meeting for Morrow county
will be held in Heppner at 7:30 o'
clock, October 18, at the Elks club.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Friend of The
Dalles have arrived in Heppner and
Mr. Friend will hold the position as
lineman here for Pacific Power &
Light company for a month or two
while polo replacements are being
made for the local service. They
are domiciled at the Ferguson cabins.
Pendleton Boys Score Five Touch
downs Against Stubborn
A horde of heavy Buckaroos over
whelmed the light, fast Fighting
Irish of Heppner high school in a
spectacular game on Rodeo field
Saturday afternoon. The final score
was 30-0, but it was not until after
Coach Mark Temple's lemon-yellow
and green clad big boys had badly
battered the stubborn Irish defense
that they were able to score freely.
Heppner took the opening kick
off and went to mid-field on three
successive first-downs, before they
were forced to kick after a 15-yard
holding penalty had been assessed
against them by Referee Lind
strom of lone. Pendleton then
opened up its attack, featured by
drives by Lassen and Graybeal,
which netted their first touchdown.
They battled hard to score again
in the second quarter and at the
half the score stood 12-0.
In the third quarter, soon after
receiving the ball, the Bucks pro
duced an effective end run on which
Graybeal ran unmolested for 40
yards and a touchdown. Another
time Graybeal receive a Heppner
punt in midfleld and raced through
a broken field to a touchdown, do
ing some spectacular dodging on the
way. The last touchdown late in
the final quarter was made from
close to Heppner's goal line, only
after a determined Irish stand had
made several plays ineffective.
Early in the game, Riley Mun
kers, Irish quarterback, was taken
from the game with injuries, being
replaced by Don Allstott, who made
several good gains. Bulwark of
the Heppner offense and defense
was Floyd Jones, fullback, though
Gilman's blocking and the all-round
effective work of Bill Schwarz at
halfback positions were notewor
thy. Raymond Drake, who played
through the game up til the last
few seconds, was plenty effective
at center in spite of torn body mus
cles for which he was heavily ban
daged. Heppner made its only real scor
ing threat late in the last quarter
when a long pass from Jones just
passed through the hands of La
Verne Van Marter, end, in the cor
ner of the field up against the Pen
dleton goal line. It was a nice try,
and came mighty close to being
good. Pendleton failed to convert
the try for extra point on all of
their touchdowns.
The game was marked by the call
ing of many penalties on both
teams. One of the largest crowds
to witness a game here in years
was present.
Coach Winter's boys have their
next game here tomorrow with
Land Bank Farm Sales
Break All-Time Record
Pacific northwest farm land Is in
eager demand this fall! The Fed
eral Land bank of Spokane broke
an all-time record during the past
month by selling acquired farms to
the value of $308,606 or an average
of $10,000 a day it is reported by
Ward K. Newcomb, vice president.
This exceeds by $19,148 the largest
previous month's volume ever at
tained by the land division of the
Due to the favored position which
northwest agriculture occupies this
year, the land bank has received an
unprecedented flood of Inquiries,
many from farmers in drouth-hit
sections of the middlewest who are
seeking more dependable locations.
Some of these applicants already
have pulled stakes' and are call
ing in person at the bank's head'
quarters with their belongings load
ed on trucks, all set to move hope,
fully onto a new place In the north
west As a cooperative, borrower-owned
institution, the Land bank is an un
willing possessor of the properties
it has been forced to take over by
foreclosure. It is therefore con
ducting a series of special sale of
ferings at many local points in re
sponse to this growing call for
northwest acreage.
"We want to return our acquired
farms to individual management
just as promptly as suitable buyers
can be found, Mr. Newcomb ex.
plains. "Improvement in farm earn
ing power and active demand for
land at rising values makes the
present time opportune both for the
bank to accomplish this purpose
and for buyers to make good in
Land bank-owned farms are of
fered at fair prices and on favor
able terms to applicants who show
reasonable prospects of making
Dr. Rice, Cottage Grove,
to Open Offices Here
Dr. Raymond Rice of Cottage
Grove was in Heppner Sunday with
Mrs. Rice to look over the local
field, and has decided to open of
fices here in the First National
bank building. They returned to
Cottage Grove to make arrange
ments for moving.
Dr. Rice is not a stranger to this
community, having been here on
several occasions. He served an
Interneship at the state hospital In
Pendleton under Dr. McNary. They
are to be congratulated on choosing
this iield for their work and will
be welcomed by the folks of the
Republican Candidate for
Governor Speaks Be
fore Local Group.
State Must Fay aa It Goes to Get
on Sound Basis; Federal
Money Comes at loan.
Senator Joe E. Dunne, broad-as-he-is-long
republican candidate for
governor, rested over night In
Heppner Saturday in his arduous
campaign after speaking before a
local audience in the Elks hall. A
"happy warrior" in every sense as
he told of the good reports received
in his behalf on every hand, Sen
ator Dunne spent the day in Mor
row county meeting folka at lone,
Lexington and Rhea creek where
he addressed an afternoon meeting
of the grange. He departed early
Sunday morning for Portland
where he expected to close his cam
paign. Highlights of Senator Dunne's
address here were the "pay as you
go," and a renovized state depart
ment of agriculture planks of his
platform. The jovial senator show
ed a real understanding of the sit
uation confronting the agricultural
industry of eastern Oregon, and
stressed the need of new markets
and higher prices to put this in
dustry on a paying basis again.
Senator Dunne was introduced
by his legislative colleague, Repre
sentative J. O. Turner. The meet
ing was opened by S. E. Notson,
chairman of the county republican
central committee, and turned over
to C. J. D. Bauman, south Heppner
precinct committeeman. Introduced
were R. E. Bean of Milton, repub
lican candidate for state senator,
and George N. Peck, candidate for
county commissioner. Mr. Bean
cited his tenure as county commis
sioner in Umatilla county, In which
more than a million dollars of the
county's indebtedness was paid off
to put it in a sound financial con
dition, as his recommendation for
the senatorship, and as an endorse
ment of Senator Dunne's platform.
The hard-working republican
gubernatorial candidate who drives
his own automobile and makes an
unbelievable number of speeches
a day, showed plenty of vim. and
little sign of weariness in his ap
pearance here.
The people of Oregon must
awaken to the fact that Oregon
problems must be solved by Ore
gon, the senator declared. No one
was ever known to borrow himself
out of debt, and while federal funds
coming to the state, all In the form
of loans, may have accomplished a
good purpose, the state cannot go
borrowing indefinitely. The
time has come when the state
should cease borrowing and get on
a "pay as you go" basis.
We shouldn t kid ourselves," he
said. "We will pay the bill for Bon
neville dam, and all the other pub
lic works which are being builded
with federal funds. ... If elected I
will veto every measure which
comes to me calling for the Issu
ance of new bonds."
Senator Dunne reiterated his pri
mary campaign pledge that any
sales tax measure passed by the leg
islature would be passed only over
his veto. The people of Oregon
have expressed themselves on this
matter and it is settled so far as he
is concerned, he said.
The state department of agri
culture is nothing but a depart
ment of inspectors," he declared In
advocating a reorganization of that
department to make it as Intended,
a department of helpfulness to ag
riculture. Efforts of the depart
ment should be used toward the
extension of markets for Oregon
products; In helping the farmer
raise more and better crops; and in
the proper grading of farm prod
ucts to facilitate their marketabil
ity, he believed.
He called attention to the fact
that the office of governor is pure
ly an administrative office. The
governor cannot pass laws, or en
croach upon the duties of the
courts. A governor can, however,
see that the affairs of the state are
administered in a business-like and
progressive manner, safeguarding
the rights of all the people. He de
clared with Abraham Lincoln that
it is time to return to a "govern-!
ment of the people, by the people,
ana ior me people.
He gave a short biographical
sketch showing that from an or
phaned lad of nine years, he had
battled his own way as one of the
common people, and pointed to his
public record to show that his every
act had been in their behalf.
The final date for listing sheep
for sale to the government closes
October 15. No more listings will
be accepted after that date, accord
ing to word received by Joe Bolan
ger, county agent.
Monday will be the opening day
for Chinese pheasants, Hungarian
partridge and quail shooting In
Monow county, with reports Indi
cating an exceedingly large popula
tion of these birds this season.