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Volume 50, Number 38.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
state kirwr
Cooter and Strayer
$16,000,000 for Roads
Oregon T. B. Free
SALEM. Democratic members
of the state legislature got together
in Portland Saturday and greased
the skids for organization of both
the House and Senate. That is they
centered upon John Cooter of Lln
codn county as the Speaker of the
House and W. H. Strayer, veteran
legislator from Baker county, as
President of the Senate. Strayer's
election, however, is still contingent
upon the release by Senator Corbett
of his pledges and upon the ability
of the Democrats to persuade at
least three Republicans to join with
them in support of a Democrat for
the gavel wielding job which now
seems highly probable.
From all reports the Democratic
caucus was entirely harmonious
with both William L. Graham and
Howard Latourette of Multnomah
county withdrawing from the
Speakership race to give Cooter a
clear field and Ashby C. Dickson,
Portland democrat, shelving his
personal ambition in order to throw
the entire Democratic strength be
hind Strayer.
Thirty-two of the 38 Democratic
representatives and six of the 13
Democratic senators attended the
Portland caucus which had been
called by members of the Multno
mah county central committee.
With the legislative machinery
thus well oiled and ready to start
rolling when the button is pushed
on January 14 Interest now shifts
to Governor-elect Martin and his
, plans which so far are shrouded In
deepest silence. Not even the most
intimate friends of the General, ap
parently, have any idea as to whom
he has in mind for appointment to
the several jobs which he will be
expected to fill when he takes over
his new job of running the state.
In fact it is very doubtful if the
general himself has made up his
mind definitely on any of his ap
pointments. Frank A. Spencer, treasurer of
the Martin campaign committee, is
being mentioned as successor to
William Einzig as state purchasing
agent. As former manager of the
General Grocery company in Port
land, Spencer has had considerable
purchasing experience and is said
to be well qualified for the job. The
suggestion that Oswald West, for
mer governor, is in line for Charlie
Thomas' job as utility commission
er, however, is ridiculed by friends
of Martin who contend that West's
well-known corporation connections
would disqualify him for this job.
Martin is expected to name a suc
cessor to Mrs. Sheldon Sackett as
private secretary to the governor
and to abolish the job of budget di
rector, now held by Henry Hanzen
which he has promised to handle
personally while he Is governor.
Outside of these four jobs the
new governor is not expected to be
in any great haste in making
changes in the state organization.
In fact, most of the governor's
friends agree that it would be the
part of wisdom to wait until after
the legislature has adjourned and
he has had time to survey the situ
ation from the Inside before at
tempting any further reorganiza
tion of the state machinery. At any
rate it is not expected that the new
governor will be inclined to enter
into any wholesale house-cleaning.
Committed to a one-term policy he
will be under no necessity to devote
his attention to political fence-fixing
as is the average Individual
who enters office and will feel en
tirely free to pick and choose his
lieutenants on merit and without
any fear of what the effect of his
selections may have on his political
Thirty-three persons were killed
In tralllc accidents in Oregon dur
ing October bringing the year's to
tal up to 251.
A total of $16,922,000 will be avail
able for highway purposes In Ore
gon during 1935 according to the an
nual budget of the state highway
department which has been pre
pared by R. H. Baldock, state high
way engineer. The figure includes
$4,153,000 of NRA funis already
allocated to this state for federal
aid projects and $3,800,000 to be
spent on the five Coast highway
bridges during the year.
In its' own right the commission
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A special meeting of Lexington
grange was held on Wednesday eve
ning, November 21st, at which time
ten members were Initiated into the
third and fourth degrees of the or
der. Mrs. George White entertained
the Lexington Home Economics
club on Thursday afternoon with
twelve members and two visitors
present. Election of officers was
held and the following officers were
chosen to serve during the coming
year: President, Bertha Dinges;
vice president, Emma Peck; secre
tary, Lorena Miller; treasurer, Beu
lah Nichols. Those present were
Mr3. White, Bertha Dinges, Jessie
McCabe, Anne Miller, Emma Peck,
Trina Parker, Myrtle Schriever,
Pearl Gentry, Laura Scott, Pearl
Devnie, Laura Hice, Mrs. H. B. Mc
Waters, Margaret Miller, Opal
Leach and Beulah Nichols. The
meeting will be at the home of Mrs.
Laura Scott on Thursday, December
The H. E. C. will hold a bazaar at
the hall during the afternoon and
evening of December 8th. Cooked
foods, candies, aprons, linens and
novelties will be on display at rea
sonable prices.
On Friday afternoon Mrs. L. A.
Palmer entertained about fifty la
dies at a bridal shower honoring
Mrs. Elmer Palmer, nee Muriel Pat
terson. The honoree received many
lovely and useful gifts and delicious
refreshments were served late in
the afternoon.
The attention of members of
Lexington grange is called to the
regular meeting on Saturday, De
cember 8th, at which time the new
ly elected officers will be installed
jointly with the Willows, Rhea
Creek and Lena officers.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McMahon and
son Donald of Arlington were bus
iness visitors in Lexington Thurs
day. '
The bazaar, carnival and dance
which was given by the Three Links
club on Saturday night was well at
tended. P. A. McMahon of the state police
force was the speaker at the adult
school on Thursday evening. He
told some of the duties of the state
police and gave some rules for safety-Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Jackson were
Pendleton visitors Wednesday as
also were Mr. and Mrs. George Al
lyn and son Lyle.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. McWaters of
Washington were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Gentry last week.
W. O. Vincent, special agent for
the Agricultural Insurance com
puny, was calling on the local agent '
Friday afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Swift of Athe
na were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Swift Sunday night. They
were on their way to California
where they expect to spend the
Alex and Arthur Hunt were busi
ness visitors in Pendleton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ingles of
Boardman spent Sunday with
friends in Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Copenhaver
of Athena visited with Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Tucker during the week.
Holly Rebekah lodge of this city
elected ofllcers at their meeting
on Tuesday evening as follows: No
ble Grand, Trina Parker; vice
grand, Grace Burchell; secretary,
Mae Burchell; treasurer, Cora War
ner. Mr. and Mrs. George Peck and
sons are spending the week in
School Notes
Reporter, Delpha Merritt
A good crowd turned out for the
three-act comedy, "Mamma's Baby
Boy," that was given in the audi
torium Friday evening. The cast
included: Mrs. Sheppard McLean,
a young widow, Doris Burchell;
Sheppard McLean, her young son,
Lester Cox; Luther Long, a widow
er, Alfred Van Winkle; Juliet Long,
his young daughter, Alma Van Win
kle; Mrs. Matilda Blackburn, mo
ther of Mrs. McLean, Fern Luttrell;
Wilbur Warren, young Sheppard's
pal, Vivian White; Sylvia Kline, a
friend, Anna Doherty; Mrs. Car
lotta Anglin, a friend of Mrs. Mc
Lean, Rose Thornburg; Cynthia
Anglin, her daughter, Bernice Mar
tin; Max Moore, real estate agent,
Lester McMillan; Minnie, the col
ored maid, Delpha Merritt; man
ager, Bill Van Winkle.
Miss Clara Ruff who teaches at
Boardman, was a week-end guest
of Miss Shlrlee Smith.
A joint meeting of the student
body and the alumni was held in
the auditorium Tuesday morning.
The purpose of this meeting was to
discuss the removal of the pennants
that hang on the walls of the audi
torium. It was decided that the
pennants be taken down and placed
In a trophy case. A committee was
appointed to look after the replace
ment of a gift that was broken.
This gift was presented by the class
of '25. The committee is James
Peck, Mildred Hunt and Woodrow
Doris Burchell was absent from
school Monday.
Lester McMillan has been wear
ing a carpet slipper to school as the
result of getting his toe cut with
an axe.
Bernice Martin is spending the
week at the home of Mrs. Elmer
There will be no school Thursday
and Friday of this week.
Dr. Raymond Rice has been ap
pointed county physician to succeed
Dr. A. B. Gray, whose departure
several weeks ago left this olllce
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Recreational Specialist
To Hold County Meeting
Special meeting for training rec
reational leaders will be held on
Monday and Tuesday, December 3
and 4, at the Odd Fellows hall in
Lexington, according to word from
the office of Joe Belanger, county
agent Meetings are so arranged
that there in nn l-pnotitirtn anil ar
person should arrange u pos.
smie, 10 attena tne lull session.
The "school" will start at 2:00 p.
m. Monday. A pot-luck lunch will
separate the afternoon and eve
ning sessions. Tuesday the pro
gram will be in the same order.
Miss Gertrude Skow, with the
extension service at Corvallis, will
conduct the "school." The program
will Include instruction in leading
group singing, quiet games, noisy
games, grand marches, etc.
Granges, fraternal organizations,
P. T. A. and other groups will be
represented at these meetings.
Anyone who has occasion to take
part in group activities will find
the training received at these
meetings of considerable value.
The grand jury selected for the
December term of circuit court
convened Tuesday, and continued
their deliberations through yester
day. Sitting on the investigating
body are A. A. McCabe, foreman,
W. Y. Ball, W. C. Cox, A. E. Wright,
O. E. Wright, Frank Howell and
W. L. Blakely. The regular De
cember session of circuit court is
slated to convene Monday, with
Judge C. L. Sweek presiding. Judge
Sweek was in the city Tuesday to
convene the grand Jury.
C. J. D. Bauman, R. C. Wight
man, Fred Lucas and Lawrence
Beach, members of Heppner lodge
69, A. F. & A. M., attended an in
vitation meeting of Echo lodge on
Tuesday evening. A feature of the
meeting was the presentation of the
traveling trowel from Pilot Rock
lodge to Echo lodge. The trowel is
an exact replica of that used by
George Washington. The Heppner
men report an enjoyable meeting.
School district No. 1 of Heppner
is now just 13 months behind In its
warrant indebtedness, with the war
rant call made this week taking
up warrants issued in October, 1933,
leaving the balance of outstanding
warrants the lowest at any point
since the peak, says Chas. W. Bar
low, clerk. He reported $2100 worth
of the warrants to be included in
the present call.
Membership In the Heppner Boy
Scout Boster club is still available
to anyone wishing to join, and the
executive commltte announces that
additional memberships will be
very acceptable. By giving his dol
lar to either J, D. Cash, Ray Fergu
son or Spencer Crawford anyone
wishing to identify himself as a
sponsor of the local trop will be Is
sued a membership card.
Annual election of oilicers of
Heppner Lodge No. 69, A F.
& A. M., is scheduled for Saturday
evening, uecemoer 1st, at their hall
In Heppner. An urgent invitation
has been sent all members to at
tend as matters of Importance will
be discussed. Following tha bus
iness session a clam feed will be
served In the dining room.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Misner who
have farmed for many years in the
lone section, have moved their
farming operations to the vicinity
of Thornton, Wash., their present
address. Their farm is located 15
miles north of Colfax, and two miles
west om Cashup elevator Dwight
writes. "Come up and see me some
time. See how it Aceras to wade In
the mud. Good beds and a little to
eat Expect to change this word
(arrow pointing to "little") to plen
ty next year." He adds a post
script, "Morrow county will always
be welcome. But tell 'em not to all
come at once." In the departure of
Dwiglit, Morrow county has lost Its
number one practical jokester. He
and Mrs. Misner have a wide circle
of friends here who wish them suc
cess in their new field. Maybe not
so much to be thankful for this
year, Dwight, but here's hoping
there will be "plenty" next year.
The choir of the Methodist church
under direction of Miss Shirley
Brownson, presented the cantata,
"Praise and Thanksgiving," at the
morning service, and in the eve
ning, services at the Methodist
church having been dismissed so
the congregation could attend the
revival services at Church of Christ,
tne choir very kindly consented to
repeat the cantata, and the large
audience present was charmed by
the very excellent manner of the
singing of the leading choruses and
specials, there not being time to
give the production In full. The
first twenty minutes of the service
was given over to the gracious pres
entation of this beautiful Thanks
giving cantata by the choir of the
neighboring church.
Pig feeding and corn growing
contests will again be among the
principal events for 4-H club mem
bers at the Pacific International
Livestock exposition in Portland
next fall. This announcement was
made early by G. A. Pierson, presi
dent of the Portland Union Stock
Yards company, during the 4-H
club hour over KOAC at Corvallis,
to enable next year's contestants to
make their plans.
Mr. Pierson's company has spon
sored these two contests for the
club boys and girls annually for the
past 10 years, providing $1075 for
the pig growing contest and $450
for the corn growing contest. Fol
lowing the contests each year the
pigs are sold with the other club
animals in the 4-H fat stock auction
The company holding the bonds
of Gay M. Anderson, county clerk,
will be relieved of any liability for
shortage of funds In his office as
alleged by the recent audit of Wells
& DeLapp, on payment by the com
pany of $1702.42, according to an
agreement recently made by the
county court. The sum was given
as that which the court believed to
be then owing the county by the
On the social calendar for to
day, Thanksgiving, is a dance for
Elks and their friends at the hall
this evening, with Bob Fletcher's
music of Pendleton. Beano and
other entertainment features are
announced by the entertainment
Heppner Elks to Hold
Annual Lodge of Sorrow
As all Elkdom bows its head in
memory of its departed brothers
next Sunday afternoon, appropriate
public services will be held by
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks, in
its hall, in memory of James Hart,
Charles Thomson and Arthur Mc
Afee, Its brothers who passed be
yond the purple veil in the last
year. The service will begin at 2
C. J. D. Bauman, past exalted
ruler of Heppner lodge, will give
the memorial address, and presid
ing over the ceremonies will be Jas.
G. Thomson, Jr., exalted ruler.
Numbers on the program have been
announced by the memorial com
mittee, Jasper V. Crawford, J. O.
Turner and R. C. Phelps, as fol
lows: Funeral march while members en
ter, Mrs. J. O. Turner; opening cer
emonies of the lodge; invocation,
Joel R. Benton; "The Wondrous
Cross," F. W. Turner, J. O. Turner,
Claude Pevey, John Anglin; rollcall
of departed brothers; "One Sweetly
Solem Thought," F. W. Turner, J.
O. Turner, Claude Pevey, John An
glin; ceremonies of the lodge; ad
dress, C. J. D. Bauman; "Thana
topsis," Bert Evans; "Auld Lang
Syne," audience; closing ceremonies
of the lodge; benediction.
The public is invited to partici
pate in the service.
Marion Evans, pioneer farmer
and former county sheriff, residing
five miles below Heppner on Wil
low creek, was in town Tuesday
greeting friends. He was just re
cuperating from an operation un
dergone a few days before for the
removal of a growth from the back
of the neck, the growth having giv
en him much pain for several days.
The pain had been relieved by the
operation, and Mr. Evans was feel
ing happy on being freed from his
suffering. His Thanksgiving will be
a bit more thankful.
James, year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Glover Peck, died at a local
hospital last night from an attack
of pneumonia. Besides his father
and mother he is survived by two
brothers, Ronald and Lyle, and one
sister, Dorothy. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p. m., Friday, No
vember 30, at the Congregational
church in Lexington, Phelps Funer
al home in charge. Burial in Lex
ington cemetery.
A wedding of interest to their
many friends was that of Miss Ruth
Adkins of Heppner to Mr. Leo Gor
ger of the lone vicinity, at the home
of the bride here, Saturday, Novem
ber 17, Rev. P. J. Stack, pastor of
St. Patrick's church, officiating.
Mrs. Laura F. Driscoll, mother of
the bride, and Joe W. Gorger, bro
ther of the bridegroom, were wit
nesses. Mr. Gorger is a successful
young wheat farmer in the lone
section, and the home will continue
to be made on the farm.
Pleading guilty to a charge of
larceny in circuit court here Tues
day, Mack Watkins of Irrigon was
sentenced to two years in the pen
itentiary by Judge C. L. Sweek.
Watkins waived hearing before the
grand jury. The charge arose from
alleged theft by Watkins of goods
from a warehouse.
The American Legion post of lone
plans to sponsor a town men s bas
ketball team. Cnmnlet.A nrranp-e-
ments have not been formulated but
much interest has been shown so
The floor in the Legion hall has
been put in good condition and the
first afternoon.of roller skating this
season was enjoyed last Sunday af
ternoon. It has been decided to
skate each Wednesday and Friday
evenings and on Sunday afternoon.
This schedule will be in effect from
this date unless a demand arises
for a change.
Friday evening the high school
student body presented the play,
"Just Pals," a comedy by Charles
George, at the gym. It was very
well given and reflects the cooper
ation given the coach, Mrs. Amy
Sperry, by the students who were
in it. The cast was as follows: Isa
bel Hamilton, who runs a beauty
parlor, Mable Cool; Helen Scanlan,
an aviatnx, Ruth Crawford; Aman
dy, maid of all work, Dot Crabtree:
Julius Greenbaum, a young Jewish
music publisher, Francis Bryson:
Patricia Stillwater, a young song
writer, Miriam Hale; Billy Hark
ness, a young artist, Harlan Mc
Curdy; Huge Larsch, Swedish jan
itor, Wallace Lundell; Miss Jane
Scott, directoress of a foundling
home, Nola Keithley; Doreen Las-
celles, a society charmer, Eva
Swanson, and Chard, a detective,
Clifford Yarnell. Bryce Keene was
property manager.
After the play which was well
attended, an old-time dance was
held at the Legion hall. It was
much enjoyed by those who attend
ed but fell short of being a finan
cial success
It has been decided to hold a
community Christmas tree at the
school gymnasium. This year the
union Sunday school and the Wo
men's auxiliary of the American
Legion are joining forces to put
it on. Committees have been ap
pointed and work on the program
has been started.
B. D. Williams of Condon was
registered at the Park hotel on
Monday night
The Women's Missionary society
of the Gooseberry Lutheran church
held a social at the church last Sat
urday night An interesting pro
gram was given by members of the
society, children from the Goose
berry and Rocky Bluff schools and
others. An auction sale of aprons
and other articles was held after
the meeting and pie and coffee
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin re
turned last Saturday from Spokane
where they had been called a week
previous by the illness of their son
Denward. They left him recover
ing nicely from an operation for
appendicitis and reports they have
received since returning home tell
of his continued improvement. He
expects to be able to return to his
school after Thanksgiving.
The December study meeting of
the Women's Topic club will be held
at the Masonic hall on Saturday
afternoon, Dec. 8.
The Portland papers of Sunday
carried the notice of the death at
the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Turner in that city, of Andrew
Douglas, a former resident of this
community. Mr. Douglas came here
about 1916 and farmed near here
for a number of years, disposing of
his ranch to Ted Smith about three
years ago. Since that time he has
made his home on a smaller place
near Hermiston
The Ladies Missionary society of
lone will hold their December meet
ing in the parlors of the Congrega
tional church on the afternoon of
Thursday, Dec. 6. At this time the
first chapter of the book, "Japan
ese Women Speakers" which was
written by a Japanese woman, will
be studied. It is expected that this
meeting will be of especial interest
as it covers reports of the work
done among Japanese women by
various Christian organizations.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole E. Smitth
drove to The Dalles on Wednesday
to spend Thanksgiving with Mr.
and Mrs. Hoeck of that place.
Willows grange held their No
vember business meeting at their
hall in Cecil last Saturday evening.
The regular order of business and
reports of committees were taken
care of, then election of officers
for the coming year was held. The
line-up for 1935 is as follows: Mas
ter, O. B. Spalding; overseer, Don
ald Heliker; lecturer, Mary Lun
dell; steward, Lee Crabtree; assist
ant steward, Elmer Peterson; chap
lain, Harriet Deos; treasurer, O. I
Lundell; secretary, Viola Engel
man; gate keeper, Otto Kurth; Cer
es, Dot Crabtree; Pomona, Dimple
Crabtree; Flora, Dorothy Brady;
lady assistant steward, Mary Lind
say; executive committee, P. C.
Peterson, chairman, George Krebs
and J. O. Kincaid. Elsa Peterson
was appointed chairman of the
Home Economics club for the new
year, and George Krebs was ap
pointed chairman of the agricultur
al committee.
The hospital committee appoint
ed to purchase comfortable seats
for the grange hall reported that
they had been secured and would
be installed in the hall during the
coming week.
An invitation extended by Lex
ington grange to Install the new
officers with them in their hall on
December 9, was accepted.
Chas. Wicklander, state deputy,
was a guest for the evening and
gave an interesting talk telling of
subordinate grange elections he
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Aim of Communism is to
Undermine Nation's
Faith in God, Said.
Teddy Leavitt Cites Lions Own Ex
perience; Professional Pitfalls
Subject for Discussion.
Pleas for vigilance against the
inroads of communism being made
in the United States, and for a re
turn to the God of our forefathers.
were made by Teddy Leavitt, sing
ing lumberjack evangelist, before
the Lions club Monday noon lunch
eon. Leavitt, recently returned from a
seven-months' stay in Los Angeles,
declared he saw with his own eyes
the red flag of communism hoisted
above the American flag on a col
lege campus. He declared commu
nism is making unbelievable inroads
into the higher educational struc
ture of the United States with the
avowed purpose of undermining
the faith of students in the Holy
Bible and in God.
He related the fall of the Roman
and Grecian empires as due to sin
and licentiousness, in predicting the
fate of the United States if it does
not "return to the God of our fore
fathers." The success of commu
nism will mean the destruction of
this great empire, he believed.
In introducing his talk, Leavitt
gave a sample of his wares in sing
ing two negro spiritual songs which
were well received. He is conduct
ing a series of revival meetings at
the Church of Christ.
A Socratic league program discus
sion, led by S. E. Notson, gave
-Lions an insight Into some of the
pitfalls which lie in the paths of
men of different professions. Law
yers were said by one member to
be the most distinguishable of any
single group of professional men,
because of similarity of their ac
tions. Asked what he considered
to be the greatest deterrant to one
in the law profession, one lawyer
believed the propensity to "get into
a rut" was probably the correct an
swer. - Laws, more than anything
else, are ever changing, he believed
and it is no little chore for the law
yers to keep up.
The same tendency toward Iner
tia was given as a deterrant also to
the medical and ministerial profes
sions, the other professions men
tioned. Introduced as guests were Rev.
Halph Hinkle of Pendleton, Stephen
Irwin of Nehalem, F. A. McMahon,
state policeman, and Joel R. Ben
ton. Jean Turner, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Turner, and Mary
Lou Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, pleased the
assemblage wtih a piano duet They
were introduced by Mrs. J. O. Tur
ner, club accompanist, as the baby
members of her piano class.
$3000 of Hog Allotment
Received; Balance Soon
Government checks totalling
$3000, the first payment on the corn-
hog allotment for Morrow county,
were received at the county agent's
office Tuesday morning ready for
These checks represent the first
money received by farmers of this
county for compliance with their
1933 contracts with the government,
tne lull payment on which will be
$8000. It was expected the balance
would be received in the near fu
The honor roll for Heppner high
school for the period just ending is
announced by the superintendent's
office as follows: Four l's, Ruth
Green and Chester Christenson:
three l's, Jimmie Driscoll; two l's,
Harriet Hager, Scott McMurdo, Er
vin Perlberg, Helen Van Schoiack;
one 1, Marie Barlow, Irene Beamer,
Norma Becket, Neva Bleakman,
Howard Bryant, Betty Doherty,
Howard Cleveland. Edwin Dick.
Ray Drake, Don Drake, Lewis Gil
liam, Ilene Kilkenny, Evelyn Kirk,
Alice Latourell, Kathryn Parker,
Boyd Redding, Joe Stephens, Jen
nie Swendig, La Verne Van Marter,
Lorena Wilson.