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Volume 51, Number 52.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 7, 1935.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Locals Drop Play-Off, 18
13, After Winning Four
TOURNEY IS MOVED
District Meet Goes to Pendleton on
ISth and 16th; Joe Green Cited
as Outstanding Player,
Heppner was nosed out by Arling
ton, 18-13, for the aubdistrict cham
pionship and the right to represent
its section in the class B district
tournament to be held at Pendle
ton, Friday-Saturday, March 15-16.
By losing this game, played at Ar
lington Monday night, Heppner not
only lost the right of representa
tion in the district tournament, but
lost the tournament itself, which
was transferred to Pendleton after
Monday evening's game, having
been first scheduled to be held here.
E. F. Bloom, local superintendent
and member of the committee,
sanctioned the transfer as being in
the best interests of the tourna
ment while requesting that Hepp
ner draw a bye with the privilege
of entertaining the tournament
Heppner reached Monday eve
ning's play-off by winning four
games and losing one. In order,
they defeated Fossil 14-15, Lexing
ton 31-10, Arlington 18-16 and Con
don 35-29 in the play Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. They lost to
Arlington in the last preliminary
game of the double elimination se
ries Saturday night by the score
By his good playing and handling
of the local team, Joe Green, cap
tain, won double honors. He was
not only picked as a forward on
the tournament all-star team, but
was cited as one of two players
most outstanding for their sports
manship, clean playing and team
leadership. He shared the latter
honor with Tommy Hoover of Fos
sil. The all-tournament flrst team
announced by Franklin Basher of
Salem, referee, was: Green, Hepp
ner, and Hoover, Fossil, forwards;
Caldwell, Irrigon, center; Hickox,
Arlington, and Dutton, Fossil,
guards. Howard Furlong and Floyd
Jones, local guards were also cited,
Furlong being given position on the
second team, and Jones receiving
honorable mention. Arlington was
awarded the basketball used in the
championship game. Coaches of
the various teams made the best
player selections on the basis of
Players who took the brunt of
the play for Heppner were Joe
Green, Leonard Gilman and Jimmy
Drlscoll, forwards; La Verne Van
Marter, center, and Howard Fur
long and Floyd Jones, guards. Law
rence Winter, coach, accompanied
the team. Half the local high
school Btudent body attended the
first-day games, and a large num
ber of fans were on hand to cheer
for the team Saturday and Monday
In recognition of their good per
formance, the coach and team will
be honor guests of the Lions club
next Monday noon.
Local Nimrods Off to
Good Start in Shoot
In spite of cold wind and rain
which handicapped local shooters
in the initial round of the Oregon
ian telegraphic trapshooting tour
nament, Sunday, they turned in a
73 to win two of their three mat
ches. Phil Mahoney led the three-man
team for the Heppner-Pilot Rock
aggregation, by breaking a perfect
string of 25. N. Royer and Marion
Hansel, were Rock shooters contri
buting to the score with 24 each.
Chas. H. Latourell and Dr. A. D.
McMurdo were others breaking 24
out of their first 25 birs. The
weather moderated after the start
cf the shoot and Latourell and Mc
Murdo went straight on later
strings, as did Dr. J. H. McCrady
who broke 68 straight after drop
ping the first eight. Only the first
25 targets count in the tournament
BOY SCOUT NEWS.
The following scouts have regis
tered and are continuing the scout
activities: Jos Aiken, Billy Barratt,
Robert Cash, Chet Christenson,
Daniel Chlnn, John Crawford, Jim
my Gemmell, Jackson Gilliam,
Richard Hayes, Norton King, Billy
McCaleb, Bernard McMurdo, Scott
McMurdo, Omer McCaleb, Harry
Tamblyn, Don Turner, Lawrence
Wehmeyer, Steve Wehmeyer, Clay
ton Wright, Bill Browning.
In the accident coming from the
basketball game at Arlington, Billy
McCaleb was fortunate in having
nis nrst aid kit along, which was
used In caring for Joe Westhoff.
NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS
Stockholders of Morrow Oil Co.
will meet at Leach hall, Lexington,
Saturday, March 23, at 2 o'clock p.
m. for the purpose of deciding
whether to change the form of or
ganization from a corporation to a
cooperative association. 52-1,
By MARGARET BLAKE
Mr. and Mrs. Esper Hansen of
Portland arrived Friday afternoon
for a week-end visit at the home of
Mrs. Hansen's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. E. C. Heliker and Mrs. Hen
ry Clark were hostesses at a birth
day dinner given on Sunday at the
Clark home in honor of Mr. Heliker
and Mr. Clark whose birthdays fall
on the same date. Guests were Mr.
and Mrs. James Lindsay and daugh
ters Helen and Betty Lou, Mr. and
Mrs. Lee Howell and daughters Sy
bil and Dorothy, Richard and Hel
en Lundell, Larry Ritchie, Otto
Kurth, Verner Troedson, Harriet
and Donald Heliker and Lowell and
Mrs. E. J. Bristow has returned
from Nampa, Idaho, where she has
spent the past month at the home
of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Edmund Bristow.
Mrs. Carl Allyn, Mrs. E. G. Sperry
and Mrs. Carol Baldwin were host
esses at bridge last Friday evening
In the Auxiliary room. Twelve ta
bles were at play. Top scores were
won by Mrs. J. E. Swanson and
Omar Rietmann and low scores by
Miss Lucy Spittle and Walter Rob
erts. Delicious refreshments were
The Women's Topic club held its
March study meting at the home
of Mrs. Elmer Griffith in Morgan
last Saturday. The subject of the
program was "Ireland." Mrs. Omar
Rietmann read an interesting pa
per on Irish music. Mrs. Elmer
Griffith reviewed the book "So You
Are Going to Ireland," by Clara
Loughlin. She took her audience
on a short tour to some of the in
teresting spots on the Emerald
Isles and touched briefly on some
of the stories told in connection
with certain historical spots. Mrs.
Henry Gorger sang "I'll Take You
Home Again Kathleen." The last
number on the program was a
clever little Irish play in one act,
Mrs. Sullivans Seance." The va
rious roles were enacted by Mrs.
Clyde Denny, Mrs. Elmer Griffith,
Mrs. Lana Padberg, Mrs. Agnes
Wilcox, Mrs. Omar Rietmann and
Mrs. Henry Gorger. Refreshments
were served at the close of the
meeting. Seventeen members were
present and the following guests:
Mrs. Bert Palmateer, Mrs. Roy
Ekleberry, Mrs. Clifford Parker,
Mrs. W. J. Howk, Mrs. Leo Gorger,
Mrs. J. H. Bryson, Mrs. Louis Pad
berg. Hostesses were Mrs. Elmer
Griffith, Mrs. Omar Rietmann, Mrs.
Henry Gorger and Mrs. Lana Pad
berg. The March social meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs.
Omar Rietmann March 16.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Mrs.
Anton Lindstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Feeley and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hos
kins attended the basketball tour
nament at Arlington last Thursday
Mrs. George Tucker and daughter
Maxine of Echo were visiting with
friends here Tuesday.
Miss Helen Blake had Misses Al
ice Nichoson, Wilma Dobyns, Max
ine Allyn, Barbara Ledbetter, Char
lotte Sperry, Marianne Corley and
Iris King as her guests for dinner
last Wednesday evening. The occa
sion was her tenth birthday.
Chance Wilson of Monument was
a visitor at the home of his sister,
Mrs. D. M. Ward, on Saturday. He
drove on to The Dalles, accompan
ied by Mrs. Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Swanson re
turned last week from a trip which
took them to the dam under con
struction at Grand Coulee in Wash
ington. From there they drove to
Seattle. Returning home they vis
ited wth relatives at Sumner and
South Bend, Wash. They also made
a short stop at Galvin, Wash., where
they called on Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Balsiger, former residents of lone.
They found Mr. Balsiger in very
Mr. and Mrs; M. E. Cotter return
ed last Saturday from spending the
winter at Mr. Cotter's old home in
Minnesota. They report extremely
cold weather there during most of
their stay and are glad to get home
where they can shed their over
shoes when they want to be out of
A. E. Johnson returned home
Sunday from Portland where he
has spent the past three weeks. He
was accompanied by his mother,
Mrs. M. Johnson, who has been with
her daughter, Miss Olga Johnson,
in Portland since Christmas.
Mrs. Fred Buchanan returned on
Sunday from Portland where she
has been having dental work done.
Mrs. Ray Barnett and infant son
returned on Sunday from Longview,
Harlan McCurdy was a business
visitor in Pendleton Tuesday.
Relatives here have learned that
Mr. and Mrs. J. Stith (Anna Riet
mann) of Meridian, Idaho, have
adopted an eighteen-month-old
Mrs. Lewis Ball returned Monday
from Portland where she underwent
an operation for the removal of a
tumor on her spine last week. She
Is recovering nicely.
Mrs. Clell Rea was honor guest
at a party at her home Tuesday.
The afternoon was spent playing
bridge, Ave tables being at play.
High score was won by Mrs. H. D.
McCurdy, second high by Mrs. E. J.
Blake. Refreshments were served.
Friends of Mrs. Fred Nichoson
surprised her with a party at her
home on Monday afternoon. The
day wasi the tenth anniversary of
her wedding. After a social time
refreshments were served. Mrs.
Nichoson was presented with gifts
appropriate to the occasion.
The benefit party given at the I.
O. O. F. hall at Morgan last Satur-
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SOUGHT BY GROUP
E. 0. Wheat League Com
. mittee Asks State and
DIRE EFFECTS CITED
Several Million Dollars Is Annual
Cost to State; Widespread Help
Asked From Folks of Section.
Looking to obtaining state and
federal aid in carrying out a pro
gram of control, the noxious weed
committee of the Eastern Oregon
Wheat league met at Pendleton last
Thursday, and reported as follows:
In 1929 the Oregon State Agri
cultural college published a bulletin
containing the following statement:
"The weed problem is not an in
dividual problem alone. It soon
becomes a community problem and
interest in and concern regarding
it may extend to the state and na
tion." This report deals with a condition
which has become of concern to the
state and nation. Weeds are a con
tinuous menace in villages, cities,
along the highways, as well as on
the farms. They damage crops en
ormously, reducing yields to the
amount of several millions of dol
lars annually in the state of Ore
gon. At this point it seems proper
to indicate some of the ways in
which weeds are injurious to man:
1. They crowd out the growing
2. They consume the moisture
necessary for a crop.
3. They consume the mineral or
other food elements essential
to a crop.
4. They pull down crops.
5. They are injurious because fie
seeds are difficult to remove.
6. They are injurious because
they harbor insects.
7. They . are injurious because
they harbor parasitic fungi.
8. They prevent the proper culti
vation of the soil.
Careful determinations of areas
infested by perennial noxious weeds
reveal the astounding conclusion
that there are between twenty-five
and thirty thousand acres of such
lands in the eleven counties of East
ern Oregon included in the activ
ities of the Eastern Oregon Wheat
league. Further investigation shows
that prior to the depression farmers
had used 750,000 pounds of weed
killing chemicals of one kind and
another. When prices for agricul
tural commodities became substan
tially lowered, it was impossible for
these purchases to be maintained
with a view to destroying weeds.
The result has been a fairly rapid
expansion of areas of farm lands
infested by noxious perennial
This has brought about a situa
tion serious not only to land own
ers and operators, but to the entire
population of the areas involved.
There has been some talk of the or
ganization of weed control districts
to force farmers to destroy noxious
weeds. It should be pointed out,
however, that the cost in very many
cases would be more than the value
of the farm. This would force
abandonment by farmers, with the
result that county governments
would be required to takeover such
lands. The inevitable result, should
this process continue, would be the
bankruptcy of those counties. This
weed control problem is one that is
too large to be solved by counties
The weeds causing most of the
difficulty are as a rule deep-rooted
and exhibit extreme persistence.
Being of a perennial nature, they
cannot be destroyed by ordinary
tillage operations upon a practical
basis. Many of these weeds are
characterized by creeping, under
ground stems or root stocks which
spread through the soil in all direc
tions, sprouting vigorously at the
joints, and resisting all but the most
persistent efforts of extermination.
Recognition of the facts set out
above led the Eastern Oregon
Wheat league at Its meeting held
December 7 and 8, 1934, to the
adoption of the following resolu
tion: "Whereas, the Federal Employ
ment Relief Agency and the Civil
ian Conservation Corps are employ
ing large numbers of men on va
rious projects for the good of the
general public, and
"Whereas, the wild morning glory
may be considered a public menace
,on the wheat lands of Eastern Ore
gon, "We recommend that a committee
be appointed by the Eastern Oergon
Wheat league to investigate the
feasibility of obtaining funds and
services from these agencies for the
control of wild morning glory."
There was appointed as a com
mittee to consider ways and means
of eradication and procedure the
Hugh Wilson of Joseph, O. M.
Scott of Lexington, M. E. Weather
ford of Arlington, I. A. Johnson of
Fossil, Fred Eppinger of Baker, W.
E. Ruckeman of Alicel, and Pete
Tensen of Nyssa, and O. L. Bab
cock of Pendleton, chairman.
In pursuance of the duties de
volving upon the above-named com
mittee, a meeting was called at the
courthouse in La Grande, Oregon,
at 10 o'clock on February 27, 1935,
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Westhoff Car in Accident
Returning from Arlington
Joe Westhoff and four members
of the school band, Ray Coblantz,
Hubert Albee, William McCaleb and
Jackson Gilliam, were victims of an
accident Monday evening when the
Westhoff car wrecked about two
miles this side of Cecil on the re
turn from Arlington where Mr.
Westhoff had taken the boys to play
for the basketball game. Fortun
ately none of the occupants was ser
iously injured, though Mr. Westhoff
received lacerations of the scalp
and cheek which required several
stitches to close. Gilliam received
a slight concussion from which he
is reported to be recovering nicely.
Scratches and bruises were received
by the others.
Just what made the car leave the
highway was not determined, but
it somersaulted off the left-hand
side of the road and landed on its
side against a bank some twenty
yards away. The boys got a door
open through which all emerged,
to be picked up by the Spencer
Crawford and Ray Ferguson cars
which came along shortly. Mr.
Westhoff was unconscious for a
time, and young Gilliam, asleep
when the accident happened, failed
to remember where he had been or
what had happened. The car was
quite badly damaged, and was
brought in Tuesday morning by the
Ferguson wrecker. First aid was
given the injured by Dr. McMurdo
immediately upon their arrival in
MARCH BACK TO NORMAL.
Much has been said the last two
years about a shift in climatic
conditions in these parts. So far
March has given the lie to any such
claims, having the true appearance
of the tail end of winter. Inter
mittant flurries of snow, rain, wind
and sunshine with cold nights ha3
been the order the last week, indi
cating a normal trend again for
this time of year at least so far
as the weather is concerned. The
weather apparently has not been
conducive to rapid growth of crops,
though it has not interfered great
ly with the arrival of lambs which
Are increasing sheep flocks quite
rapidly at present in this vicinity.
SCHOOL CLERK ELECTED.
Mrs. Harriet Gemmell was elect
ed clerk of school district No. 1 to
succeed Chas. W. Barlow, resigned.
at a special election held Monday
afternoon at the council chambers.
Mrs. Gemmell and Miss Katie Mi-
nert were nominated, with results
of the voting announced as fol
lows: Mrs. Gemmell 79, Louise
Becket 17, Katie Minert J6, Vivian
ST. PATRICK'S BALL SET.
The Catholic Ladies Altar society
announce their annual St Patrick's
ball to be held at the Eiks temple,
Saturday night, March 16. Kauf
man's orchestra of Pendleton will
play, and lunch will be served. This
ball, held annually, is one of the
leading social occasions of the year
and is always looked forward to by
the people of Heppner and neigh
HAVE GOOD TURNOUT.
Heppner lodge 69, A. F. & A. M.
drew a large number of members
and visitors at its regular meeting
Monday evening, for which Frank
Sloan, deputy worthy grand master,
was guest of honor. Initiation and
a clam feed were on the program
for the evening.
UNION SOCIETY TO MEET.
The Union Missionary society will
celebrate World Day of Prayer to
morrow afternoon at the Episcopal
church, beginning at 2:30. The spe
cial program arranged for observ
ance over the entire world will be
NOTED ORCHESTRA COMING.
PAULINE BYRNS, Torch Singer
The local Elks entertainment
committee takes pleasure in an
nouncing the presentation in their
hall next Monday evening of Merle
Carlson and his Columbia broad
casting orchestra and entertainers
who have recently been featured
over the Columbia-Don Lee net
work. They were also accorded the
signal honor recently of playing
for the governor's ball in California.
The organization consists of ten
members, all accomplished per
formers who play a variety of in
struments. Their own special ar
rangement of the latest popular
ballroom pieces will be played. Fea
tured on their program Is Miss
Pauline Byrns, 18-year-old torch
singer. Local sponsors believe this
a rare opportunity for local music
lovers to see as well as hear this
favorite radio ballroom orchestra
at popular prices, while dancing
to their music.
SOUK PUN TO EH
Reorganization Bill May
be Sticker; Sponsors
Measure to Create Seven New De
partments Said Handiwork of
Job Hunters; Claims Savings.
By A. L. LINDBECK,
State Capital News Bureau.
Salem. All signs point to sine
die adjournment of the legislative
session some time Saturday night.
The lawmakers, working without
cost to the taxpayer, are wearying
of the strain on nerves and pocket
book alike and are echoing the
plaintive wail of Representative
Haight of Grant county who, early
in the session told his colleagues
that he was ready to quit and go
home. The legislative hoppers have
been fairly well cleaned out and
business of the session seems to be
well in hand. Appropriation bills,
held up until this time by failure
to decide the salary question, be
gan rolling into the House Wednes
day and are being rushed through
in "one, two, three" order.
Only one barrier to Saturday
night's adjournment is now to be
seen. That is the administration's
reorganization bill which made its
appearance Monday afternoon.
While the bill bears the names of
14 senators and 17 representatives
and there are said to be enough
more votes in the House to insure
its passage, several of the senators
who permitted their names to go
on the bill are not so enthusiastic
over its provisions since they have
had a chance to look inside the
covers and will not accept it with
out material amendments.
While the measure is said to be
the handiwork of Budget Director
D. O. Hood and was given the offi
cial blessing of Governor Martin
himself who sent a special message
to the House and Senate urging
speedy action on the bill, political
observers about the capital see in
the document the influence of sel
fish job hunters anxious only to
create new seats at the state trough
with good salaries attached thereto.
The measure creates seven state
departments, six of which would be
under the direct control of the
governor and the seventh under the
secretary of state. Each depart
ment would be headed by a "direc
tor" at a salary of from $6000 to
$7000 a year with divisions in each
department to be headed by super
visors at salaries ranging from $300
to $400 a month. The board of
control would be left undisturbed
in its supervision over state insti
tutions, and statutory offices would
and remain undisturbed except that
the state treasurer would be divest
ed of his control over the inherit
ance and gift tax departments.
While Budget Director Hood
claims that the plan would result
in a huge saving to the state, oth
ers about the state house who are
even more familiar with the state
organization characterize this claim
as "fantastic" and declare that its
adoption will result in a material
increase in the state payroll.
Voters of Oregon will have the
opportunity to express their views
on the proposed change of the pri
mary election date from May to
September. The bill providing for
the change has passed both houses
and will be on the ballot in Novem
Truck and bus legislation began
moving from both ends of the leg
islative mill Tuesday. In the sen
ate the Burke bill increasing truck
load limits and trailer lengths was
passed by a substantial majority
and in the House the committee
pn highways introduced its truck
regulation bill amending the truck
and bus act of 1933.
COLUMBIA UNION NOTICE.
All members of Columbia Union
C. E. are urged to attend a district
rally at Tutuilla mission, Umatilla
reservation, Friday evening at 8
o'clock. Pot luck supper will be
served at 6. Program will include
special music and Walter Myers,
acting field secretary, as guest
speaker. A social hour will be held
after meeting in charge of Doris
Lieuallen of Adams. The regular
executive meeting will be Sunday,
March 10, in Pendleton Christian
LARGE CLASS INITIATED.
Many members of neighboring
lodges of the county visited the lo
cal Oddfellows lodge last night and
joined in receiving a large class of
candidates for which the Pendleton
degree team assisted in putting on
the work. The occasion was a jolly
house-warming for Heppner lodge,
with one of the largest turn-outs
in recent years.
100 KILLED DAILY.
Approximately 100 persons are
killed daily in automobile accidents
throughout the United States, re
ports the Oregon State Motor asso
ciation, which is sponsoring the
"Lets Quit Killing" safety cam
paign. Thlrf means that one person
dies in traffic about every 14 min
utes. One person is Injured every
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Lexington grange will meet at
Leach hall os Saturday evening,
March 9th. At this meeting the
grange will decide upon the build
ing site for the new hall which is
to be built in the near future. The
lecturer has prepared a short pro
gram which will be given preceding
the business meeting.
The Lexington Home Economics
club will meet on Thursday after
noon, March 14, at the home of Mrs.
Subjects for study at the adult
classes next week will be: Monday,
March 11, 7:30 p. m., "National
Legislation," and grammar; Friday,
March 15, 2 p. m., "Social Life of
the School Child," and a paper on
the "Story of Sugar." For the Fri
day class those attending may
bring any sewing they wish.
A number of Lexington people
attended the meeting of the Alpine
Farm Bureau Saturday evening.
Election of officers was held with
Julian Rauch elected as president,
Bill Doherty, vice-president, and
Alex Lindsay, secretary-treasurer.
A short program was given. Fol
lowing this meeting everyone went
on to the Julian Rauch home where
dancing was enjoyed until late in
On Friday afternoon a surprise
party was given in the Ladies Aid
room at the Congregational church
for Mrs. Charles Wilcox and Mrs.
John McMillan. About twenty-five
ladies were present
Lee Violet and son of Lophair,
Montana, spent the week end with
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Rice. Mr. Vio
let and the Rice's were neighbors
when they lived in Missouri many
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson are
spending the week in Portland.
Mrs. Jackson's mother, Mrs. Laura
Scott is taking care of the Jack
Omar Luttrell of Rufus is visit
ing with his daughter, Miss Fern
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham-
of Portland spent the week end
with Mrs. Wickersham's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. DOvaU. Miss
Lenna Waid of Stanfield, sister of
Mrs. Duvall, was also a week-end
guest at the Duvall home.
Miss Helen Valentine, who teaches
at Rufus, spent the week end with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spence of
Haines spent last week visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Mc
Millan. Mr. Spence is a brother of
Mrs. George Gillis left the last of
the week for Portland where she
will spend a few weeks with rela
tives. Mrs. Carolyn Kuns was called to
Athena last week by the death of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock left
Thursday for Portland where Mr.
Whillock will operate a service sta
Ruth Cowins of Heppner spent
the week end with her grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral Scott visited
relatives in Portland last week. On
their return home Sunday they
were accompanied by Mr. Scott's
mother, Mrs. E. Scott, and Mrs. J.
H. Frad. Mrs. Frad will visit with
her daughter, Mrs. Arnold Pieper.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham
were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Hunt Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil White and son
Vivian spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Duvall.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hunt and
family of Heppner visited with Mrs.
Emma Ashinhust Sunday.
Erma Lane who has been work
ing in Portland spent the week end
with her mother, Mrs. Eva Lane. -
Hobart Helms of lone was a bus
iness visitor in this city Monday.
Many improvements are being
made in the auditorium and other
parts of the schoolhouse.
The grade school honor roll for
the fourth six weeks is as follows:
first and second grades, Gerry Cut
ler, Gene Schriever, Roberta Miller,
Dean Hunt, Darlene Biddle, Jack
Miller; third and fourth grades,
Marcella Jackson, Jean Rauch, Col
leen McMillan, Ivah Kuns, Bunny
Breshears; fifth and sixth grades,
Duane Johnson, Junior Lane, Ken
neth Jackson, Jerrlne Edwards;
seventh and eighth grades, Danny
Dinges, Kenneth Klinger, Joyce
Biddle, Robert Campbell, Wilma
Tucker, Zeima Way, Maxine Way.
Wood row Tucker is still absent
Grace Burchell of Heppner visit
ed school Thursday morning.
A number of high school students
attended the basketball tournament
in Arlington Thursday.
Doris Burchell of Heppner visit
ed school Tuesday afternoon.
Delpha Merritt and Alfred Van
Winkle were absent from school
Doris Klinger was absent from
A short student body meeting
was held in Miss Smith's room on
Thursday morning to discuss plans
for the transportation of students
to the tournament at Arlington.
Our basketball team defeated Ir
rigon ni the first game which they
played at the tournament but were
defeated later by Heppner and Con
don. A Washington-Lincoln program
was held In the auditorium on Fri
day afternoon, February 22. Both
the grades and the high school par
ticipated. Many of the parents were
present and it was a big success.
Some of the high school boys are
working on the tennis court, getting
It in readiness for some spring
10 IKE DEBUT
IN S T A TECOKTEST
Harold Buhman, Director,
Tells Plans to Lions;
SB 189 ENDORSED
Measure Vital to Willow Creek
Watershed, Notson Explains;
Dr. X Guest of Club.
Plans for participation of the
Heppner school band in the state
contest at Eugene, April 13-14, were
told to the Lions luncheon Monday
by Harold Buhman, director. With
the band now in its fifth year, Mr.
Buhman believed it prepared to
make its debut in this competition,
and that it will make a. commend
able showing among schools of Its
The local band will enter class D
competition, composed of schools
with a high school enrollment of
150 or less. Class D bands are re
stricted to 25 members, making It
necessary to reduce the band's
membership from .its normal,
strength, Mr. Buhman said. In cut
ting the band, merit will be the only
Class D is the fourth division of
the contest, with larger schools
competing in classes A, B and C, ac
cording to the total school enroll
ment, the largest schools competing
in class A.
The contest program begins with
a banquet for bandmasters and
principals at 6 o'clock Thursday
evening, April 12. At 1 o'clock Fri
day afternoon comes the solo con
tests, followed at 5 o'clock by a
short concert by the University of
Oregon orchestra and soloist3, and
awarding of the solo prizes. Hepp
ner will not enter the solo contest.
At 7 o'clock, Friday, comes the
class B contest
The division in which Heppner
will appear, the class D contest,
starts at 8:30 Saturday morning,
followed at 10 o'clock by the class
C contest The class A contest be
gins at 1 o'clock that afternoon,
followed at 5:30 by a short concert
by the Usiversity band and award
ing of prizes.
Cups will be awarded as prizes
to the winners in each band di
vision. Each visiting band needing them
will be allowed overnight expenses,
but each band must provide for its
own traveling expenses.
Mr. Buhman asked cooperation
of the Lions and of the community
in helping provide money to meet
the necessary expenses to send the
band to the contest and the Lions
voted unanimous support. He urged
all who could to plan to attend the
contest, as it is one of the outstand
ing musical events of the year.
L,ions also voted support to SB
189, now up for consideration by the
legislature, which would perimt ac
quirement of state and private for
est lands by the National forest In
explaining the importance of this
measure to Heppner and Morrow
county, S. E. Notson cited the large
body of timberland at the head of
the Willow creek watershed which
must be sold soon. This body of
timber is listed among assets of the
First National Bank of Heppner,
now under liquidation, and should
it be acquired by private Interests
there is danger of the timber being
ransacked and the watershed de
stroyed. If SB 189 is passed, op
portunity would be presented to dis
pose of this timberland to the Na
tional forest whose policies would
amply protect the watershed.
J. O. Turner, C. B. Cox and JaD
Crawford were named on SB 189
A pleasing program feature was
the appearance of Dr. X, vaude
ville artist of Hollywood, Calif.,
billed that day at the Star theater.
The doctor was accompanied by his
secretary, L. L. Wheatcroft. V. M.
Sackett, another guest, obliged
with a vocal solo, accompanied bv
Mrs. J. O. Turner.
The club will honor the high
school basketball team and coach
at its meeting next Monday.
C. W. Smith, former Morrow
COUntV Scent now helninir Arar.t
the various agricultural control pro
jects throughout the state, was In
tne city yesterday to assist In or
ganizing the corn-hog allotment
committee for the year and to con
duct a school for appraisers.
Glenn Jones of Heppner was elec
ted chairman of the allotment com
mittee: John Rutledo-H Trrlirnn
vice-chairman; J. J, Wightman,
.Heppner, member, and P. M. Smith,
Boardman, alternate member. Roy
Feeley, lone, was named treasurer,
and Joseph Belanger, county agent,
secretary. Paul Smith of Board
man was named appraiser for corn
Miss Anna Wightman, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. J, Wightman,
announced her engagement to Mr.
Claud Graham at a party at the
Alfalfa Lawn Dairy farm home last
Saturday afternoon. The guest list
Included a large number of friends
of the bride-to-be. Auction bridge
was enjoyed with delicious refreshments.