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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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P 0 H T L A :: D . 0 Z E .
Volume 50, Number 44.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
NEW CITY COUNCIL
Little Action Taken as
Plans Discussed; Peace
Cash Balance Increased by $5000
In Year; Night Watchman Place
Vacant Awaiting Developments.
Heppner'a new city government
took office at the first meeting of
the year last Monday evening with
W. W. Smead succeeding Gay M.
Anderson to the mayor's chair. New
councilmen seated were C. W. Mc
Namer, P. W. Mahoney and R. B.
Ferguson, Mr. McNamer to serve
the two-year unexpired term of C.
W. Smith, filled for three months
following Mr. Smith's removal from
Heppner by Spencer Crawford. Mr.
Mahoney and Mr. Ferguson will
serve for four years, along with Jeff
The new members with Dr. A. D.
McMurdo and Frank Shively, hold
over councilmen, were all present,
as were E. R. Huston and W. 0
Dix, reelected recorder and treas
urer respectively. No change was
made in the personnel of appointive
officers, except that the office of
night watchman was left vacant
temporarily. G. A. Bleakman has
been serving in that office. S. P.
Devin was retained as chief of po
lice, J. J. Nys as city attorney, W.
E. Pruyn as watermaster, and Mark
Merrill as fire chief.
Little developed to establish any
new policies which may be expected
from the new administration. The
council, however, discussed the mat
ter of combining part of the work
of the water department with the
position of marshal, with a view to
Jhe future management of the wa
ter department. This discussion re-
suited in leaving the night watch
man position vacant temporarily.
Some discussion was had of im
proving the pipe line from the ar
tesian wella, and of constructing
curbing along the streets, with ac
tion deferred until more informa
tion was obtained.
Mayor Smead instructed the mar
shal to arrest any drunk or disor
derly persons wherever they may be
found, with advice that those un
- able to pay fines would be provided
work on the streets. A delegation
waited upon the council seeking
elimination of certain gambling de
vices from public places in the city.
It was announced that slot ma
chines had been taken out of all
places In Heppner the first of the
The new mayor has announced
himself in .favor of permanent
street improvement as far as pos
The city's financial condition was
shown to be considerably improved
over a year ago with a cash balance
on hand of $6,386.37, after bonds, in
terest and running expenses for
the year had been paid. The cash
balance a year ago was $1178.73.
The only discouraging note in the
financial condition came from the
watermaster's office, which noted an
increase in total delinquency of wa
ter payments to $1300, the delin
quency showing an increase Instead
of a decrease as prevailed for sev
eral months. The treasurer's re
port in detail follows:
Bal. on hand Jan. 1, 1934 $ 1,178.73
Water collections $11,783.49
Pastime licenses 180.00
Star Theater license 137.50
Council's approval for
state beer licenses 35.00
One beer license, Gordon 1.00
Interest on warrants and
bank deposits 21.77
Sale of pest house 100.00
Dividends from Farmers
& Stockgrowers Na
tional Bank - 2,115.96
Dividends from First
National Bank 163.07
Bad checks made good .. 57.45
Morrow County, road
Empoundlng fee 4.00
Transfer account from
U. S. National Bank,
Refund for 7 hrs. labor
(F. Nickerson) 2.10
Refund on a state re
cording fee . 1.00
GRAND TOTAL 25,581.29
City warrants and Inter
est paid $ 8,796.42
Interest on water bonds 3,080.00
Interest on funding
Water bonds paid 6,000.00
Acct. transferred from
U. S. National Bank.
Bad checks charged
back t 57.45
Bal. on hand Jan. 1, 1935 $ 6,386.371
Mrs. Bert Bleakman, who has
been 111 for some time, underwent
a major operation at a looal hos
Born, In this city Tuesday to Mr.
and Mrs. Lyle Matteson of Monu
ment, a 9-pound daughter.
I. 0. 0. F. LODGES
Hardman Joins Heppner Odd Fel
lows and Rebekahs In Turkey
Dinner and Ceremonies.
Heppner and Hardman lodges of
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs held
joint installation of officers at the
local hall Friday evening, preceded
by tha serving of a turkey dinner.
One hundred and forty lodge mem
bers, their families and friends, at
tended. Installing officers were
John J. Wightman, district deputy
grand master; Margaret Phelps,
district deputy president; George
McDuffee and Charlotte Gordon,
Miss Anna Wightman, reelected
noble grand of Heppner Rebekah
lodge, was presented a past noble
grand pin. She was reinstalled in
office, the other officers Installed
being Clara Beamer, vice grand;
Lillian Turner, secretary; Sadie
Sigsbee, treasurer; Ella Benge,
warden; Margaret Phelps, conduct
ress; Ida Macomber, Inside guar
dian; Anna Brown, outside guar
dian; Florence Hughes, chaplain;
Verna Hayes, musician; Mabel
Chaffee, R. S. N. G.; Olive Frye, L
S. N. G.; Mildred Doolittle, R. S. V.
G.; Alice Gentry, L. S. V. G.
Heppner Odd Fellows officers in
stalled were Oral Scott, noble
grand; Harold Ayers, vice grand;
Emmett Ayers, secretary; J. L.
Yeager, treasurer; R. C. Phelps, R.
S. N. G.; Adam Knoblock, L. S. N.
G.; Ralph Beamer, warden; Frank
E. Parker, conductor; Ernest Hunt,
inside guardian;. Albert Adkins,
outside guardian; Jeff Jones, chap
lain; George McDuffee, right scene
supporter; W. B. Tucker, left scene
supporter; A. J. Chaffee, R. S. V.
G.; D. O. Justus, L. S. V. G.
Officers, In order, for the two
Hardman lodges were Installed as
follows: Odd Fellows, F. M. Miller,
James Inskeep, Archie Bechdolt,
W. T. Reynolds, Neil Knighten, Nel
son Knighten, Everett Hadley, C.
H. McDaniel, A. D. Inskeep, John
Hastings, Frank McDaniel, Oscel
Inskeep; Rebekahs, Mrs. John Has
tings, Ethel Knighten, Frances
Leathers, Reta Knighten, Mary
McDaniel, Pearl Steers, Mildred Mc
Daniel, Lavelle Hams, Eva Wright,
Mary Wright, Mrs. Frank McDan
iel, Evelyn Farrens.
Court Names Fair Board,
Allotting $600 Premiums
J. G. BarratfLee Beckner and
Jack Hynd were named by the
county court this week to serve as
the county fair board for 1935, and
allotted $600 for expenditures on
premiums. This board will be in
charge of the wool and grain show
and 4-H club fair to be staged in
Heppner next fall in connection
with the Rodeo.
Appointment of the board was
made so that Morrow county might
come under regulations governing
the distribution of receipts as set
out in the state's parimutuel racing
law. The new board's appointment
does not In any way affect the con
duct of the North Morrow County
fair, which has a distinct and sep
FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN.
Carl William Troedson was host
to a dancing farewell party Friday
evening, Dec. 28, given in his bach
elor home in honor of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Johan Troedson, and
brother Francis, who are departing
for Sweden, also in honor of Miss
Nellie Carlson of King City, Cal.,
and Ivan and Robert Nelson and
George Cline of San Jose, Cal. The
young men are nephews of Mrs.
Troedson. Other members of the
family were Miss Linea Troedson
and Verner Troedson. Ninety of the
invited guests were present and all
who attended report the most en
joyable time, departing and wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Troedson and Francis
a most enjoyable and successful
journey. Besides the guests of hon
or and the host, those present in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindsey, Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Gorger, Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Bristow, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Peter
son, Mr. and Mrs. James McCabe,
Mr. and Mrs. Clive Huston, Mr. and
Mrs. Algott Lundell, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hosklns, Mr. and Mrs. George
Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kopp,
Mr. and Mrs. August Peterson, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Feldman, Mrs. Mar
garet Farley, Mrs. Opal Chrlstoph
erson, Mrs. Eunice Warfleld, Mrs.
John Kilkenny and children, the
Misses Catherine, Eileen and Fran
cis Farley, Katheryn Feldman, Vel
ma and Jeanne Huston, Eileen Kil
kenny, Lydia Ulrich, Patricia and
Mary Monahon, Patricia Mahoney,
Helene Curran, Clara Cunha, Fran
ces Johnson and Valjean Clark, and
Messrs. Robert and Bill Lowe, Geo.
and Francis Ely, Robert Botts, El
mer Peterson, Robert McCabe, Elby
Akers, James Monahan, James Far
ley, Harry Shipley, William Carty,
James Whitney, Glen Gammell,
William Doherty, Ralph Millett,
Charles, Raymond and Wallace
Lundell, Erwln Anderson, James
Connell, Till Beckner, Eugene and
Harry Normoyle, Richard Lundell,
Roy Lindstrom, Donald McElligott
and Mike Miller.
SIREN TO BLOW MONDAYS.
The city fire siren will bo blown
each Monday at noon until further
notice, announces Mayor Smead,
The measure is taken as a precau
tlon against the siren getting out
or order during the cold weather,
J. G. Barratt, Hospitality
Head, Tells Lions Plans
of General Committee.
MORE ROOMS NEED
Special Train, Courtesy Cars, to
Aid Entertainment; Old Age
Pension Plans Discussed.
Hospitality and not commercial
ization is the intended keynote of
the 38th annual Oregon Woolgrow-
ers convention to be held in Hepp
ner next Monday and Tuesday, Gar
net Barratt, association vice-president
and general chairman of the
local committee on arrangements,
told the Lions club at ita Monday
He requested that everyone coop
erate in showing courtesy to all
those displaying badges of guests
at the convention, and that prices
be kept on a normal basis. It is
the committee's purpose to provide
all entertainment to visitors at the
lowest possible cost, treating them
in every possible respect as one
would treat a guest in his home,
Hotel Heppner has already been
reserved to capacity, and in order
to provide living facilities for the
large number of visitors expected,
it will be necessary for residents to
offer their spare rooms. Twenty
such rooms had already been listed
with Frank W. Turner, chairman of
the housing committe, he said, but
he urged that all other available
rooms be listed.
Because Heppner has no for-hire
car service, he announced that a
committee was working on the mat
ter of providing courtesy cars, prop
erly labeled as such, to be tendered
the use of visitors as needed, and
asked all having cars available to
cooperate with the committee.
Local living facilities will be aug
mented by two, or three if needed,
sleeping cars which will arrive on a
special train to reach Heppner
Monday morning. One, or two, of
the sleeping cars will be made up
at Boise and the other at Portland,
and will be left on the local tracks
the two days of the convention by
courtesy of the Union Pacific rail
Visitors are coming not only from
points in Oregon, but from distant
points over the country, and the op
portunity is afforded Heppner to
make them all want to return, Mr.
J. O. Turner, program chairman,
introduced discussion of the Town
send plan, and another plan of old-
age pensions which has been pro
posed for adoption in Oregon. The
new state plan would increase old
age pensions In the state to $60 a
month, while providing a gross re
ceipts tax on businesses, professions
and laborers of 1 percent or not to
exceed $15 for any one firm or in
dividual. Mr. Turner expressed opposition
to the method of raising revenue to
put the new plan into effect, in that
person with a $1500 Income would
contribute just as much as a person
or corporation with an income of
many times that amount.
S. E. Notson spoke briefly on the
Townsend plan, giving data on to
tal business of the country in past
years and the amount of total bus
iness which would be necessary to
make the Townsend plan a success,
to show that it could not be done
without a great inflation of busi
ness and that nothing less than a
15 percent sales tax would suffice
to make a go of it
Board Votes in Favor of
Regulated School Dances
Supervised school dances, under
stated regulations, were endorsed
by the board of directors of school
district No. 1 at their meeting on
Tuesday evening. The regulations
governing the dances were given
1. Dances are to be entirely free
from commercialization in every
2. Dances are to be In charge of
the high school faculty and student
3. Dances will be held only on
Friday and Saturday nights.
4. Gymnasium is to be entirely
cleared by 12 o clock.
5. Only active students, patrons,
patronesses and faculty members
6. Students who leave gymnasium
during dance without permission
are not to return.
7. No admission will be charged.
8. Music, refreshments, etc, to be
donated by the students.
9. Evidence of intoxicating liquor
at school dances will necessitate
10. School dances will also cease
if there is not sufficient interest to
justify their continuance.
TAX RECEIPTS LARGE.
Total monies handled bv the sher
iff's office for the last year were
434,74U.47. The amount Innlnrt
$210,783.95 taxes collected first half
year, and $190,151.35 the last half,
Besides unsegregated taxes of $31,
iro.w. jasn on nand at beginning
of year was $657.45, and cash in
various banks totalled $1401.29.
Luther C. Hamilton, 85,
Was Pioneer Millwright
Luther C. Hamilton, 85, pioneer
resident of Heppner and Morrow
county, died at his home here last
Sunday following a prolonged ill
ness of several years. Funeral ser
vices were conducted at the grave
side In Masonic cemetery at 2 o'
clock yesterday afternoon by Rev.
Joseph Pope, Methodist minister,
surrounded by a group of old-time
friends of the deceased.
Mr. Hamilton was born at San
Jose, Calif., May 22, I860, being
aged 84 years, 7 months and 14
days at death. As a young man he
was graduated from the University
of California. He came to what is
now Morrow county in 1879, making
his home here and throughout the
years witnessed the development of
this section from its earliest pioneer
days. For many years he was en
gaged in the lumber mill business
with a brother, from whom the old
mill site derived the name which it
still holds. Large of stature, and
possesed of a rugged constitution,
Luther Hamilton reflected the ster
ling qualities of the true pioneer.
He retired from active life several
yars ago, making his Home at
Heppner. Surviving relatives in
clude a sister, Mrs. Harriet E. Ken
nedy of Fossil, and a niece, Mrs.
Maggie Brown of Lake City, Cal.
Mr. Hamilton s parents were Zeri
Hamilton, born in New York, and
Jane Hutton Blackford, whose
birthplace was Pennsylvania.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Donald Heliker and Fred Nelson
departed on Saturday for Pullman,
Wn., where they will register for a
short course In agriculture at W.
S. C. They will be there four weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Schriever of
Amity were vistiors in town for
short time on last Thursday. They
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs,
Glenn Brock of Goldendale, Wn.
Mr. Brock is postmaster at Golden-
dale and Mrs. Brock will be remem
bered by lone friends as Jennie
Schriever. The Schrievers stated
that their son Clyde was employed
by a plumbing concern at Salem,
and their son Wayne makes his
home in Dallas. Their daughter,
Vesper, Mrs. Tom Logsdon, makes
her home at Gold Beach, where she
is employed in the drug store own
ed by W. E. Bullard, former drug.
Horace Addis, representative or
the Pendleton East Oregonian, has
spent several days in and around
lone on business the past week,
A. E. Johnson, -returned Monday
The members of the I. O. O. F.
lodge of Morgan held an all day!
meeting in their hall there on Mon
day for the purpose of painting and
decorating their lodge room. A
bountiful dinner was served them
at noon by the Rebekah ladies.
James Hitt, an insurance field
man of Portland, was registered at
the Park hotel last Thursday.
A nine-and-a-half-pound son was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Timm
on Friday morning, Jan. 4. He has
been named Roy William.
Miss Cora May Milsom and Floyd
Long of Pendleton were guests at
the Heliker ranch from Thursday
Wm. Wilkins, representing the
World War Veterans State Aid
commission, was a business visitor
in lone last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lundell and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lundell were
Portland visitors during the past
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cool and Joe
Kelsay of Methow, Wn., are guests
at the H E. Cool farm. They spent
Christmas with the parents of Mrs.
Cool at Enterprise. They expect to
remain here for several weeks as
their home is in the mountains and
the snow is too deep there at pres
ent to be sure of reaching It safely.
Forrest Ferguson of Portland
was a guest at the H. E. Cool ranch
during the holidays.
Ture Peterson was a week-end
visitor in Portland.
Miss Bethal Blake and Miss Sy
bil Howell were hostesses to about
thirty-five members of the younger
set last Saturday evening. The
party was held in the social room
the Legion hall and games and
dancing were enjoyed. Delicious
refreshments were served at a late
hour. At the end of the party the
guests departed In a body, stopping
on their way home to serenade Mr.
and Mrs. Anton Lindstrom, recent
ly returned from their honeymoon,
with a real old-fashioned charivari.
On Friday night when returning
from a business trip to Grant and
Umatilla counties Harlan McCurdy
met a coyote on the road between
here and Echo. Mr. Coyote appar
netly had an idea in his head simi
lar to motorists who attempt to
beat trains to grade crossings.
However, like some of these motor
ists, he misjudged the distance or
his speed and met the McCurdy car
head-on. Needless to say Mr. Coy
ote Is no more but was brought in
as evidence of an unusual accident
No harm was done to the car.
Mrs. Mary Cunningham of Post
Falls, Idaho, is visiting at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Elmer Griffith
Walter Smith, a former resident
who makes his home in Pendleton,
has been visiting friends here dur
ing the past week.
The Women's Auxiliary of the
American Legion will hold their
January meeting in their hall over
Lundell'a garage next Saturday af
ternoon, Jan. 12.
The Masonic lodge has Installed
the following officers for the corn-
(Continued on Pag Four)
VIS TORS RECEIVE
$1100 Realized From Civic
Venture; Will be Used
to Improve City.
BIG HELP IN CRISIS
Leather Money, Tribute to Indus
try, Kept Schools Open, Gave
Region Wide Publicity.
Each registrant at the state wool
growers convention here next Mon
day and Tuesday will receive a
brand new 50-cent piece of Sheep
skin Scrip, made available by the
The scrip now has no value ex
cept as a souvenir, for the last day!
of cash redemption passed Decem
ber 31, 1934. But it is believed it
will be cherished by the recipients
as a monument to the sheep indus
try, representing as it does the me
dium of exchange which held up
Heppner's business structure dur
ing the deepest throes of depression,
besides returning a nice profit to
Summing up the scrip account
this week, the trustees Dean T.
Goodman, president; L. L. Gilliam,
secretary; L. E. Bisbee, D. A. Wil
son and Spencer Crawford found
that the venture had netted some
$1100. There were a few odds and
ends to be cleaned up before a de
tailed statement could be made,
which is expected to be given with
in a short time. This residue, reap
ed from demand for the scrip as
souvenirs, will be expended at di
rection of the trustees for some
item of community Improvement
not yet decided upon. Whatever
the nature of improvement may be,
the trustees are determined it will
be something worthwhile to stand
long as a reminder of the way inj
which the scrip, and through it the
wool industry, came to the rescue
of a beleagerd city.
Back in the early days of 1933
money and credit had dried up in
Heppner to a point where teachers'
warrants, sold for many months at
a heavy discount, could not be
turned at all. Local stores had tak
en the warrants to the limit of
their ability, and the last resource
of the teachers was to place their
warrants with one or two large
Portland stores who permitted
them to be traded out
Local stores were not only suf
fering from the loss of business, but
it was apparent that the schools
themselves must be closed unless
something could be done about it
Scrip was not an original idea
with Heppner by any means. For
several months Tenino, Wash., had
its cedar scrip in circulation, and
other points over the country, were
having more or less success with
scrip of various kinds. The idea
was in the backs of many local
heads. But Dean T. Goodman was
the first to advocate a local issue.
His effort, with the ready help of
others, resulted in the calling of a
public mass meeting. Just who
thought of the sheepskin idea first
is not certain. The idea was prob
ably germinating in many minds,
for when S. E. Notson made the
suggestion it met with unanimous
acclaim. The first mass meeting
resulted in a decision to issue scrip
(Contnued on Pag Fobt)
County Pomona Grange
Has Interesting Meeting
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
A very Interesting and instructive
meeting of Morrow County Pomo
na grange was held at Irrigon Sat
urday. The morning session was
given over to committee reports
and other routine business and at
noon the ladies of Irrigon grange
served a most sumptuous dinner.
During the afternoon program,
which was open to the public, H
K. Dean, superintendent of the
experiment station at Hermiston,
discussed the growing of alfalfa
and other hay and pasture crops on
the two irrigation projects of Irri
gon and Boardman. He said that
now that we have hardy varieties
of alfalfa, such as Grimm, it is a
doubtful experiment to use any of
the new grasses recommended in
place of alfalfa. He stated that
millet, sudan grass and other simi
lar crops have given only about
one third as much value per acre as
alfalfa. Other numbers on the pro
gram were as follows: Reading,
Horace Addis; accordion solo, Mr.
Kruz; reading, Kenneth Lundell;
one-act play, "Crossed Wires," by
members of Irrigon grange. The
remainder of the afternoon was
given over to committee meetings.
During the evening session a res
olution asking that the district at
torney try to recover funds Illegally
given to the county assessor was
presented by the resolutions com
mittee and was adopted by the
grange. D. C. Stephens of Rhea
Creek grange was selected as a del
egate to the fire Insurance meeting
at the next state grange. State
Deputy Wlcklander urged the
granges to keep up with their de
gree team drills with the idea of
winning the state prize. The next
county council meeting will be at
Irrigon the first Saturday in Feb
ruary and the next Pomona grange
meeting will be at Lexington on the
first Saturday in April.
SET FOR MEETING
Mrs. John J. Wightman, Hostess,
Announces Features; Two Day
Are FUled With Activity.
That the stay of lady wool grow
ers in Heppner may be enjoyable is
the hope of the local hostess com
mittee, Mrs. John J. Wightman,
chairman. Special committees have
arranged a number of entertain
ment features to augment the con
vention program, including music
for all sessions, Monday afternoon
tea and Tuesday noon luncheon.
Monday evening the ladies will
join the men folks in dancing at
the Elks hall, and Tuesday evening
they will join in the annual banquet
at the same place.
Mrs. R. B. Ferguson and Mrs. J.
O. Turner are arranging the mu
sical features for the convention
sessions, to include numbers for the
opening of each morning and after
The tea, at Masonic hall, where
the convention sessions will also be
held, is being tendered by the Order
of Eastern Star. It will be held
following the ladies' visit to the
woolgrowers slated at 3 o'clock on
Monday noon, Mrs. Herman Oli
ver, state auxiliary president, will
be hostess at a luncheon at Heppner
hotel tendered to visiting officers of
the Washington state auxiliary and
of the national auxiliary.
The Tuesday noon luncheon will
also be held at the hotel. Mrs. Gar
net Barratt and Mrs. Wightman
have charge of the details. Mrs.
Lucy Rodgers, county school su
perintendent will be toastmlstress,
and special musical numbers will
include piano solos by Mrs. J. O.
Turner and Mary Lou Ferguson
and vocal solo by Mrs. John Turner.
The committee in charge of ex
hibits Includes Mrs. W. P. Mahoney,
Mrs. Harold Cohn, Mrs. E. E. Clark,
Mrs. R. I. Thompson and Mrs. R.
A. Thompson. Mrs. C. W. McNa
mer and Mrs. Harry Tamblyn are
the auxiliary's finance committee
who have assisted in raising the
general war chest The complete
convention program follows:
Monday morning: Invocation;
music; address of welcome; Mrs.
Wightman, president Morrow coun
ty chapter; response, Mrs. James
W. Morrow, secretary-treasurer of
national auxiliary; introduction of
officers, past officers, distinguish,
ed visitors; annual report on ac.
tivities, Mrs. Oliver, president, John
Day; secretary-treasurer's report,
Mcs. George Fell, Courtrock; pres
entation of woolen articles exhibit
sent by Botany Worsted Mills, Pas
saic, N. J.; music; appointment of
committees and announcements
adjournment for lunch.
Monday afternoon: Music; work
of women's auxiliary in Washing
ton, Mrs. W. A. Roberts, Yakima,
president Washington auxiliary;
Wool From Sheep to Skein," Mrs.
Everett Puett, Prairie City; ad
dress, Mrs. Grace Stewart, Yakima,
president national auxiliary; ques,
tions and general discussion con,
ducted by officers of national aux.
iliary; music; announcements and
adjournment to visit wool growers
Monday evening: Dance.
Tuesday morning: Invocation;
music; reports from county chap
ters; "Origin of Different Breeds of
Sheep," Mrs. Alec Gay, Mt. Vernon;
"Sheep Industry in Oregon," Miss
Bess Huddleston, president Gilliam
county chapter; "American Rugs,"
Mrs. Fred Falconer, president Uma
tilla county chapter; "Wool and
Some of Its Uses," Mrs. Ira Staggs,
president Baker county chapter; ad
journment for lunch, Hotel Hepp
Tuesday afternoon: Music; an-
pouncements; address, Mac Hoke,
Pendleton; address, Mrs. George
Fell, Courtrock; reports of com
mittees; presentation of wool ex
hibit award; presentation largest
membership award; suggestions for
program of work for 1935; adjourn
Tuesday evening: Banquet, Elks
Townsend Plan Petitions
Find Ready Signers Here
Petition pushers for the Town-
send old age pension plan found
many ready signers in Heppner this
week. At least three of the petitions
were in circulation.
Creed Owens, who presented one
petition at the Gazette Times office
on Tuesday had more than 200 sig
natures. He said he received the
petition at noon only the day be
HAS STEEL1IEAD FISH.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Latourell re
turned Monday evening from Tilla
mook, bringing home a couple of
nice steelheads which Mr. Latourell
caught in the course of a fishing
trip on the Trask river Saturday,
Charlie hooked eight of the beauties
In all, but landed only four. The
largest of the fish weighed 17 lbs
There is no other sport quite com
parable to that of catching steel-
heads, In Mr. Latourell s opinion,
REGISTRATION STAVS HIGH,
Corvallls. Second term registra
tion has shown surprisingly little
drop from the fall term, according
to early reports of Incomplete en
rollment. Registration passed the
uw) mark early, a 30 per cent in
crease over a year ago and almost
equal to the fall term registration
on comparable days. Indications
are that the final enrollment for the
term will be close to the 2577 reach
ed in the fall term.
All Details of State Con-
vention Set for Next
, Monday, Tuesday.
PUBLIC IS INVITED
Banquet and Dance Attendance Op
en; City and County Extends In
vitation; Good Program Set.
All details for the Oregon Wool
Growers and auxiliary conventions
here next Monday and Tuesday are
set and weather permitting, Hepp
ner may expect a very large influx
of visitors, announces J. G. Bar
ratt general chairman. Final re
ports were made at a meeting of
the general committee Tuesday eve
In summarizing the financial sit
uation, it was found that the small
registration fee of $1 for the men
and 50 cents for the ladies is all that
will be necessary to seen the ven
ture through. The fees will pay
nothing on the cost of the banquet
which is being provided free to vis
itors, and will entitle the visitors
to luncheon and dance tickets
while covering the cost of badges
and other registration expense.
Non-registrants who wish to at
tend the banquet Tuesday evening
will be permitted to do so at
50 cents a plate, but tickets will not
be available until Tuesday aa it
will be necessary to check the num
ber of registrants to be present be
fore the number of extra plates can
be determined. Plates for 400 will
be placed, Harold Cohn, chairman
of the committee, announced.
The convention sessions will be
open to any interested persons, Mr.
Monday evening's dance at the
Elks hall will also be open to the
public at a charge of 75 cents a
couple for non-registrants. Thia
affair is intended as a get-acquaint
ed event for local people and visit
ors, and everyone is invited. Beck
ers orchestra will provide many
old-time tunes for the occasion.
Times and places for the various
wool growers events, are:
Registration, 10 a. m., Monday,
Lions luncheon, Monday noon,
Elks hall. '
Elks dance, 9 o'clock Monday
evening, Elks hall.
Banquet, 6:30 Tuesday evening,
A printed invitation from the
people of Heppner and Morrow
county, carrying an idiograph road
map and picture of the city with a
band of sheep in the foreground,
was mailed to the association's
mailing list the first of the week.
Local store windows are being
dressed up in proper reception man
ner; a large welcoming sign will be
displayed across Main street; dis
tinctive registration badges, also
showing the picture of Heppner,
are here, all to let the visitors know
that Heppner is aware of their visit
Housing of visitors may yet be a
problem with Hotel Heppner now
entirely taken up by reservations.
Some 25 extra rooms have been
listed with Frank W. Turner, chair
man of the housing committee, but
any additional rooms are wanted.
The full official program of the
convention is expected to be out the
end of the week. Assurance was
definitely given thi9 week of the at
tendance of F. A. Ellenwood, presi
dent National Wool Growers asso
ciation. The program will cover
all phases of new deal problems
confronting the sheep industry, led
by men in outstanding positions, ac
cording to announcement by Walter
Holt of Pendleton, association sec
FATHER DIES IN ALASKA.
L. Van Marter has received word
of the death of his father. Rev.
Charles M. Van Marter, at the home
of a sister-in-law at Ketchikan, Al
aska, Tuesday morning. Funeral
services, not yet set will be held
in Portland. The family home is
at Tigard. The elder Mr. Van Mar
ter had vistied several times in
Heppner and made many friends
here. Besides his widow, Addie
Van Marter, and son La Verne, he
is survived by three sons and a
number of grandchildren. One son.
Johnson, resides at Seattle, and tha
other two in the east
AUXILIARY TO MEET.
The American Leirion Auxlllarv
will meet Tuesday evening, Jan. 15,
at 8 o'clock. As a special feature
or the eveninc s nroirrAm. Mn F!
L. Morton, legislative chairman,
win report on the most imnnrtunt
issues in the American Legion's
legislative program. Every mem
ber should be present to learn about
these Important Questions whlnh
will be presented to the legislative
Domes of our government during
the next few months.
Mrs. Gene Fermisnn nml fi.
Juanlta Leathers will be the host
esses for the evening.
BREAKS BONE IN WRIST.
W. E. Pruyn, city watermaster,
recently broke a bone In his right
wrist when he fell and was forced
to catch his weight all on one hand.
The injury was quite painful, and
caused the wrist and hand to swell
considerably. It has been bandaged
for several days, and as soon aa the
swelling Is reduced sufficiently, tbt
member will be put In a cast.