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Volume 52, Number 1. .
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 14, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Widespread Benefit Had
From Practice in Re
MORROW IS HELPED
More Than Half Million In Land
Bank Loans Received; Many
Operation of the farm debt ad
justment plan, which was carried
on in Morrow and other Oregon
counties during the past year, prov
ed of substantial benefit to many
farmers of the state, according to
the annual report for 1934 just filed
with Governor Martin by O. M.
Plummer, Portland, chairman, and
L. R. Briethaupt, Oregon State col
lege, secretary of the Oregon Ag
ricultural Advisory council.
The report shows that the various
county committees or their Individ
ual members handled between 1800
and 2000 debt adjustment cases in
"How many additional adjust
ments were facilitated in Morrow
and other counties through the in
formation distributed wholesale
through the press and by radio, it
is impossible to say," says Chair
man Plummer. "There can be no
question that because of the gen
eral conciliatory Influence of the
committees they were effective in
directly as well as directly."
The committees prevented cases
from coming to court and view
points of the mortgagor and mort
gagee were brought together. Fi
nancially distressed farmers were
aided in obtaining land bank loans,
debt scale-downs were - arranged
with creditors, and methods of ad
justment were explained.
Morrow county statistics Includ
ed in the annual report are as fol
lows: Total farms and valuation, 1930,
Mortgaged farms, 1930, 441, $2,
623,175. Farm Credit Administration
loans ,1933-34, 84, $301,050.
Land Bank, 36, $173,400.
Commissioner, 48, $127,650.
The voluntary farm debt adjust
ment committee plan was first es
tablished in 1933 and was later re
organized as part of the national
program through the appointment
by Governor Meier of a State Ag
ricultural Advisory council to carry
on the work. A state committee of
33 members succeeded the earlier
organization and later county com
mittees were formed in every coun
ty. Only two of these failed to accom
plish worthwhile results, the annual
report shows. During the two years
of voluntary farm debt adjustment
in Oregon, It Is estimated that In
the neighborhood of 3500 cases were
adjusted in one way or another.
As an average case generally in
volved about five creditors, it Is
probable that around 17,500 debts
were adjusted with a total scale
down estimated in excess of $2,500,
000. Besides the chairman and secre
tary, the state officers included E.
A. McCornack of Eugene, as vice
chairman, and six district chairmen.
Heading the work in this district Is
Glenn B. Marsh, Hood River, while
the county committee consists of
Bert Johnson, lone; S. J. Devine
and Geo. Peck, Lexington; H. M.
Smouse, lone; and J. J. Wightman,
The work is still going on and
these committeemen are ready to
assist at any time in working out
practical settlements which will
avoid court action or possible fore
closure. Telephone Company Pays
1935 Tax in Sum of $3774
The Pacific Telephone and Tele
graph company this week turned
over to the tax collector $3774.00 in
payment of Its real and personal
property tax In Morrow county. The
tax in this county, before discount
for prompt payment, was $3890.22.
Total real and personal property
taxes of the company now being
paid throughout the state amount
to $750,950, according to Miss Opal
Briggs, local manager.
When other taxes federal, fran
chise and miscellaneous are In
cluded, the 1934 tax bill for the com
pany In Oregon totals $966,571, or
$8.67 per telephone based on the av
erage number of telephones In ser
vice In 1934. This tax per telephone
Is $1.30 higher for Oregon than the
tax per telephone of $7.37 for the
company as a whole.
Corvallls. A memoral scholarship
at Oregon State college to honor the
memory of the late A. Grace John
son, one of the best loved profes
sors of home economics here, has
been started by interested organiza
tions across the country from her
old home In Indiana to here. Re
sponses from alumnae to a memor
ial idea were so cnthusastlc that it
was decided to enlst the coopera
tion of fellow workers, relatives and
friends as well and establish a per
manent fund from which the In
come only would be used. Miss
Johnson was widely recognized for
her successful pioneering here in
the field of home management.
Water Place Threatened
By Bridge Construction
Unless something is done to re
store it, a very important stock wa
tering place on Rhea creek will be
destroyed by construction of the
new highway bridge at the Rugg
place, reported Orrin Wright of
that dsitrict when In town Monday.
For many years the even sloping
banks of the creek at this point
have afforded an Ideal watering
place for stock, many head of
which are driven over this route.
The watering place is Important
because it is the only place to wa
ter stock In a distance of many
miles. In the process of bridge
construction, the creek is being
ditched and the even slope of the
banks has been destroyed at the
water hole. Mr. Wright fears the
first band of dry sheep that comes
along will pile into the creek with
a considerable loss.
By MARGARET BLAKE
The following students were on
the honor roll for the past six
weeks: Dorothy Farrens, Maxlne
Allyn, Alton Yarnell, Wayne Chris
topherson and Dickie Christopher
son, second grade; Melbalene Craw
ford, Catherine Turner and Mable
Davidson, third grade; Marianne
Corley and Iris King, fourth grade;
Van Rietmann, fifth grade; Mary
K. Blake, sixth grade; Joanne Sipes,
Bethal Blake, Helen Lindsay and
Marjorie McFerrln, eighth grade;
Maxlne McCurdy and Jane Huston,
freshman class; Wallace Lundell,
sophomore class; Irene Zinter and
Elaine Nelson, junior class.
The high school student body will
have' a carnival and program at the
school gymnasium on Friday, March
it. A small charge will be made
for the program and it will be fol
lowed by the carnival.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Lundell drove
to Seattle on business last Thurs
day, returning home Saturday.
The benefit card party given by
the Women's Auxiliary of the lone
Legion post was well attended. Mr.
and Mrs. Cleo Drake won high
scores at bridge and Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Howk won high scores for pi
nochle. Mrs Cleo Drake won an
extra prize for making the last
grand slam during the play, and
Mrs. Ted Blake won one for holding.
the last hand with a jack high. Mrs.
J. W. Howk was given a prize for
holding six nines in her hand at one
time and another prize which was
to have gone to anyone holding a
double pinochle was not won by
anyone so was given to Mrs. Omar
Rietmann for second high score In
pinochle. Refreshments were serv
ed. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Olden who
have made their home at Gresham
during the winter months have re
turned to their ranch.
The 4-H sheep and dairy clubs
met at the Geo. Krebs farm at Ce
cil last Wednesday evening. Dis
eases of cattle and sheep were dis
cussed. Refreshments of sand
wiches, pie and cholocate were
served. The next meeting will be
held at the Lee Beckner ranch on
An evening of cards and dancing
was enjoyed at the H. E. Cool farm
last Saturday evening. Guests weree
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ferguson
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ekle
berry, Mr. and Mrs. Rood Ekleberry
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ely,
Mr. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas,
Ruth and Arthur Rowell, Clifford
Yarnell and Joe Kelsay.
Miss Pearl Padberg, daughter of
Mrs. Lana Padberg, and Mr. Clar
ence Kruse of Oswego were mar
ried by Rev. Hickok of Portland at
his home last Sunday, March 10, at
three o'clock in the afternoon. They
were attended by Mr. and Mrs.
Wrex Hickok. They will make
their home at Oswego.
Dale Ray, accompanied by Rosa
Fletcher, drove to Hood River last
Saturday. Mrs. Ray who has been
in Hood River at the home of her
son Will for some time returned
home with him the same evening.
Mrs. C. J. Callandra and son Don
ald also accompanied the Rays
home and will visit at the home of
Mrs. Callandra's mother, Mrs. Ida
Fletcher, for a short time.
Miss 'Joanne Blake entertained
several of her small friends on her
fifth birthday last Wednesday af
ternoon. Miss Norma Lou Lundell cele
brated her fourth birthday on Mon
day afternoon with a party. Sev
eral small girls and their mothers
helped her enjoy the big pink cake
baked for her by her grandmother,
Mrs. E. R. Lundell. Those present
were Mrs. C. W. Swanson, Mrs. Clell
Rea, Mrs. E. J. Blake and daughter
Joanne, Mrs. Cleo Drake and chil
dren, Mrs. Victor Rietmann and
daughter Ruby Ann, Mrs. J, E.
Swanson, Mrs. Garland Swanson
and Mrs. E. R. Lundel. Refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. J. H. Blake, Kelthley Blake
and daughter Betty Belle of Kin-
zua were week-end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Blake.
Mrs. Cole Smith has been visiting
her sister and daughter at The
Dalles for a week or so.
Mrs. Walter Corley accompanied
her husband to Portland last week
and visited there for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole E. Smith were
visitors In Walla Walla on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Faye McNabb of
Lyle, Wash., and Mrs. Herbert Hass
and Dale Benedict of Dlllard, Ore.,
were In lone last Friday and Satur
day on business In connection with
the estate of their father, the late
T. M. Benedict
F. L. Rutter, home photographer
of Portland, ,was In town the first
of the week.
STARTED BY LEAGUE
Lower Freight Rates Ob
ject of Proposed $400,
ASK LARGE SIGN-UP
80,000 Tons Annually Anticipated
Need, Announces Eastern Ore
gon Wheatmen'g Committee.
Citing recent reduction In rail
rates for wheat from The Dalles to
Portland as resulting from river
competition, Bert Johnsos of lone,
chairman Eastern Oregon Wheat
League transportation committee,
has announced a proposal which
may result in a lowering of rates
from points farther east than The
Dalles whose rates so far have not
The proposal calls for establish
ment of a barge transportation sys
tem capitalized at $400,000 to be
raised through sale of 16,000 shares
of $25 par value stock. The com
pany would be owned and controlled
principally by producers living east
of the Cascades, with 5000 shares
of preferred stock disposed of to
Portland business houses.
Columbia Forwarding company
will be the name of the organization
according to tentative plans. It will
be organized along cooperative
lines, to meet cooperative require
ments, while operating the boat line
under a different name.
"The object of the organization
is to establish the lowest possible
yardstick on freight for points be
tween Portland and inland terri
tory," Mr. Johnson said. Plans call
for a sign-up of 80,000 tons of
freight annually to ship from the
interior. Aiding Mr. Johnson in
working out the plan are the other
members of the league transporta
tion committee, Roy Ritner, Pendle
ton; James B. Adams, Moro; L. J.
Kelly, The Dalles, and John Withy-
'The plan Is absolutely free from
promotion in the accepted meaning
of the tem," Mr. Johnson declared,
"having the sole object of obtain
ing the producer a better price for
his products," Wpol and other non
perishable products are included in
It is contemplated that each pro
ducer will sign up for shipping a
minimum of 50 tons of freight an
nually for the next five years. The
boat line will be operated at rates
approximating the present rail
rates the first year, In order to es
tablish a base for operating costs,
but the sponsors are convinced from
their studies that a considerable
saving can be effected thereafter.
Diesel powered boats of the latest
type, to be owned and operated by
the company, are contemplated. In
cluded will be one tanker boat to
be used in supplying gas and oil to
the inland territory. Existing
warehouse facilities will be used.
The company will start operation
from points between Umatilla and
Portland on both sides of the river,
but when the Umatilla rapids dam
project is completed it is believed
operation can be extended Into the
Earnings, fixed by law for cooper
atives, will be limited to 8 percent
on common stock and 6 percent on
OSC Students Back Fee
As Economical and Fair
Corvallls. Declaring that uniform
student activity fees are the most
economical and democratic means
of assuring all students an equal
opportunity in college, the students
of Oregon State college have passed
a resolution deploring any attempt
to delay the effectiveness of the re
cent act passed by the legislature
which empowers the state board of
higher education to collect and ad
minister such fees not In excess of
$5 a term.
The students by a secret vote of
nearly 10 to one declared that the
issue has been misrepresented and
that Instead of the plan being a
detriment to the student of limited
means it Is a help. Such a uniform
fee had been In force here for 29
years until invalidated last year,
and entitled every student. to priv
ileges in all campus activities and
admission to all concerts, lectures
and athletic events.
REQUEST REWARDS STUDENT.
Corvallis. That Industry and a
bility are sometimes rewarded di
rectly as well as Indirectly is attest
ed by a bequest of $2000 and a
grand piano to Miss Thelma Peter
son from a former Instructor who
declared in his will he was making
the gift because she was the best
pupil he ever had. Miss Peterson
Is now a special student of Mrs.
Lillian Jeffreys Petri, piano Instruc
tor at Oregon State college. The
bequest was made by the last Chas.
Bone of Gibbon, Neb., with whom
Miss. Peterson studied nearly seven
years while attending grade school.
DANCE DINNER OFF.
The Ladies Altar Society of St.
Patrick's church announce that
they have decided not to serve sup
per at their St. Patrick's dance next
Saturday evening, but instead will
conduct a cooked food sale includ
ing chickens the Saturday preceding
Noted Leather Craftsman
Shakes Head at Tractors
When 2000 head of cattle were
moved recently In the vicinity of
Bend, the event made headline news
in the daily press. The passing of
open ranges ha rarifled large cat
tle drives of the old days, and the
Bend drive, one of the largest in
recent years brought vividly to
mind "the good old days."
This incident is recalled because
of a reflection it casts upon the in
dustrial life of Heppner. Wherever
cowboys ride, be it In Montana,
Texas, Oklahoma or Oregon the
name of Noble saddle is as com
mon as beans and prunes. And in
mention of the name NoWe, Hepp
ner becomes synonymous, for E. G.
Noble who has plied his art here
for more than fifty years, has al
ways called his product the Hepp
It would be a moot question
whether this famous product has
not spread the city's name farther
than any other thing or Incident
connected with it, excepting possi
bly the flood disaster of 1903. Cer
tain it is Mr. Noble has shipped his
products into every cattle country
in the United States.
Just at present he is filling two
orders for saddles from Paulina,
the first to go to this particular
postoffice, over in the Bend country.
It may be that the tophands order
ing the saddles are working with
that same large band of cattle which
recently made headline news.
Heppner's saddle craftsman has
orders ahead to keep him busy for
many days to come. These orders
now come largely unsolicited thru
repeats or recommendations of the
many users. Mr. Noble is now do
ing all the work on the saddles him
self, though in years past he has
kept two or three extra saddle mak
ers at work.
There have been few times dur
ing the depression that he has not
had orders enough to keep him busy,
what with the saddles and his oth
er horse and mule millinery.
Mr. Noble shakes his head a lit
tle at the tendency just now toward
substituting tractors for horse far
ming. Several large customers of
the past have already made the
change, and he forsees the time
when the demand for horse equip
ment may die out entirely.
He was busy stamping the leaf
of a saddle the other day.
It looks like that would be a lot
of fun, Gene," we remarked.
Gene handed ua the leather-cov
ered metal mallet was wielding.
It was not light
"If you were past seventy years
of age, do you think it would be
fun to swing that all day long?
But the saddle business has been
kind with Gene. He admitted that
a man is no older than he feels
and we had a stinking hunch that
he really gets a lot of kick out of
making one of the best saddles used
on the range.
Mrs. Blanche Watkins
Dies Following Illness
Mrs. Blanche Pearl Watkins, 59,
of Irrlgon died at Morrow General
hospital in this city Sunday follow
ing an extended illness which kept
her confined to the hospital for sev
eral months. Funeral services from
the local Methodist church were
conducted yesterday afternoon with
Rev. Joseph Pope officiating, in
charge of Phelps Funeral home.
Interment was in Masonic cemetery
here beside the grave of Mrs. Wat
kins' mother, Sarah A. Pickard.
Blanche Pearl McCormack was
born in Minnesota July 6, 1875. She
came to Oregon in 1894 and In 1896
was married to R. D. Watkins at
Heppner. For many years she was
a teacher in the schools of the
county and she taught In the Hepp
ner schools for seven years. She
moved from here to Irrigon In 1919
and the family home has been
there since. Mr. Watkins preceded
her in death several years ago. She
is survived by two sons, Dale of
Walla Walla and F. M. of Irrigon,
and one half brother, H. E. Pick
ard of Seattle.
BROTHER DIES IN UTAH.
Eph Eskelson of this city has re
ceived word of the death of a bro
ther, Oscar Eskelson, 77, on Satur
day, March 2, at his home in Fran
cis, Utah, following a three-months
illness. Mr. Eskelson was a retired
farmer and dairyman of Summit
county, Utah. He was born near
Florence, Neb., April 26, 1858, a son
of James and Catherine Eskelson,
pioneers. The family arrived in
Utah -four years later and made
their home In Kanias and Wanship.
In 1879 he took up a homestead on
Francis bench and on October 26,
1880, he married Melissa Orilla
Fraughton of Heber, who died in
1913. Surviving are ten sons and
daughters, all residing in Utah,
Bishop Oscar E. Eskelson, Kamas;
Dr. F. G. Eskelson, Vernal; H. I.
and George A. Eskelson, Devil's
Slide; Mrs. Genevieve Randall,
Francis; Mrs. Ella Durant and Oral
J. Eskelson, American Fork; Clea
mond Eskelson, Park City, and Mrs.
Sylvia Hayes, Kenllworth; 42 grand
children, five great-grandchildren,
and four brothers, Joseph Eskelson,
Salem, Ore.; Ephrlam Eskelson,
Heppner, and James and David Es
kelson, Vernal, Utah. He filled a
mission to the southern states in
1895-1897. He served as bishop's
counsellor seven years, Sunday
school superintendent 17 years and
president of the M. I. A. 24 years.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday, March 6, in the Kamas
L. D. S. chapel, In charge of Bishop
Thomas McNeil of Francis ward.
BY BALL BUG
Awakened Insect Seeks
Victims for Stinger
LEAGUE CALL COMES
Wheatland Meet Set Next Wed
nesday; Al Massey Named Man
ager; Wants Material.
Yesterday's balmy spring zephyrs
induced the Heppner baseball bug
from his hibernation and resulted
in plans being laid at the Elks club
last evening for the 1935 playing
season. Through his proboscis the
bug loudly bellowed a call for all
has-been, ever-was or ever-would-be
baseball players to report at Rodeo
field Sunday afternoon when he will
Inject them with venom from his
stinger to induce a lively series of
twilight games from which it is
hoped to develop a strong aggrega
tion to contend for the 1935 Wheat
land league trophy.
The lively bug's ardor was not
dismayed this morning when he
awoke to find his antennae frosted
by colder gales. The feelers are
directed toward Condon, whence
has come a call from Johnny Baker,
league secretary, for the annual or
ganization meeting to be held there
next Wednesday evening. Ray Fer
guson, last year's league vice-prexy
who has been badly bitten by the
bug will again be the local club's
A goodly number of the bug's vic
tims were in last evening's assem
blage. Unanimously reelected to
managership was Al Massey, re
ceiver and heavy bat swinger of
last year's aggregation. Other pros
pective position-seekers were Low
ell Turner, Rod Thomson, Ray
Massey, "Rev" Cummings and Ho
mer Hayes, all of whom are famil
iar to last year's fans. There was
talk of much other available ma
terial, and any such is desired for
Inspection of the manager.
Recalled was the twilight series
of games of a few years ago which
was a great help in developing the
team, uncovering valuable material.
And the hope was expressed that
everyone who likes to play baseball,
whether or not they care to "make"
the town team, will turn out Sun
Plans were also discussed for
playing some pre-season games, for
which a challenge was said to have
been received from Rhea creek.
The hoary setaed bug ere now has
put in an appearance at both Rhea
creek and lone, it was rumored.
Local Creamery Cited
In Oregon Farmer Item
Headed "Thrift Guides Steps of
Heppner Pioneer," Oregon Farmer
of March. 7, gave recognition to
Morrow County Creamery company
and the record of achievement of
W. C. Cox, manager. The Farmer
Thriftiness not only helped make
W. C. Cox successful in the cream
ery business in Morrow county. It
brought him there in the first place
30 years ago, when he discovered
that he could travel from Virginia
to Heppner for $5 more than to Bill
ings, Mont The bargain intrigued
him, and he never has regretted
taking it After, three or four years
of hard work he went back to Vir
ginla to be married and the central
Oregon county seat has been the
Cox family home ever since.
In 1916, after several years' em
ployment by the firm, he bought in
to the Morrow County Creamery
company, and In 1929 bought a lot
and put in a $16,000 plant.
"Just to show you how lucky
and near broke I was," he illus
trated, "we were down 40 feet on a
well for the place and had only a
trickle of water when I told them to
drill till night and then quit if they
didn't get more. At 49 feet the wa
ter was gushing and we have 120,
000 gallons a day at just the right
temperature for washing butter.
And speaking of water, do you see
that mark on the wall? That's
where the flood stopped last sum
mer. We would have made some
money last year if It hadn't been
for that it did $2000 damage in
here. But even so, we broke even
and the plant Is In better shape than
ever. We didn't make a nickel in
1933, but I have done a $73,000 bus
iness in this plant.
Practically all of Morrow county,
part of Umatilla and the southern
part of Grant comprise Cox's terri
tory and dairying, he said, was In
creasing gradually until prices
broke so badly a while back. He
cuts nothing but grade A butter
and won't use cream that Isn't up
to standard can't afford to, he as
serted. SENATE BILL 189 PASSES.
Senate bll 189 permitting the sale
of forest lands to the federal for
est service passed the House Mon
day, reports S. E. Notson, who with
J. L Gault, receiver for local banks,
visited Salem Saturday to help urge
its passage. They consider the
measure of Importance to Morrow
county as It may help to preserve
the watershed at the head of Wil
low creek, mostly contained in lands
soon to be disposed of In the process
of liquidation of First National bank
Water Users to Comply
With Watermaster's Rules
Willow and Rhea creek water us
ers suffering from shortage of sup
ply now available from these creeks
decided Monday evening to let Ed
Nunn, watermaster, take charge of
the situation and do whatever he
thinks best Because stock is given
prior right to use of water under
the law, irrigation has been sus
pended along the creeks until suffl
cient water is provided lower points
along the creek to take care of the
livestock being fed there.
Krebs brothers and Hynd broth
ers, on lower Willow creek, are
among stockmen mainly interested,
as they have large bands of sheep
lambing on the lower creek. The
situation is critical to all farmers
on both Willow and Rhea creeks,
however, as they depend on water
for irrigation at this time of year
to give hay crops a start Unless
the water supply is increased ma
terially over present prospects, the
hay crop will be mighty short this
year, it is predicted.
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Plans are well under way for the
new hall which ia to be built by
Lexington grange. At the meeting
Saturday evening the grange select
ed the building site and work will
begin at once. The building of this
hall is made possible largely through
the contributions of grange mem
bers. It will be situated about two
miles north of Lexington on the
Lexington-Echo highway, near the
Harry Schriever ranch.
Preceding the business meeting
the lecturer presented an interest
ing program which consisted chief
ly of musical selections and read
ings and a talk on "Abstracts and
Title Insurance" by F. B. Nicker
son of Heppner.
Topics to be studied at the adult
classes next week will be: Monday,
March 18, 7:30 p. m, "Education,"
and arithmetic; Thursday, March
21, 7:30 p. m., "Recreation;" Friday,
March 2, 2 p. m., "Can Leadership
be Developed? and remodeling.
R. B. Wilcox has sold his ranch
to Tilman Hogue of lone who will
take possession at once. The Wil
cox's expect to make their home at
A card party will be held in the
high school gymnasium on Friday
evening, March 29. Both bridge
and 500 will be played.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jackson re
turned the last of the week from a
trip to Portland.
Frank Gentry of Portland is vis
iting relatives in Lexington this
Woodrow Tucker ia back at school
this week after being absent for
some six weeks while recovering
from a siege of flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilcox have
moved to Heppner.
J. R. Farington, manager of The
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph com
pany at The Dalles, was looking
after business interests in this city
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan of
Cherryville are spending the week
with relatives In Lexington.
Mrs. C. P. Brown and son Vernon
spent Thursday with Mrs. Brown's
sister, Mrs. Roy Johnson.
Lawrence Beach and Guy Shaw
went to Pendleton Wednesday and
brought back a tractor for the
Beach Equipment company.
V. E. Way of Newberg is visit
ing with his son, Dan Way. who has
been quite 111.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R, Munkers have
returned from Portland where they
spent the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schriever,
accompanied by George Gillis, mo
tored to Portland Sunday. Mrs.
Louise Becket of Heppner is teach
ing in Mr. Gulls' room during his
Mrs. Glen Gale of Portland Is vis
iting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Charles Breshears and
daughter Helen were business vis
itors in Arlington Wednesday. They
accompanied Miss Helene Curran
Guy Shaw Is driving a 1930 Ford
which he purchased in Pendleton
Mr. and' Mrs. Edwin Ingles of
Boardman spent Sunday with Lex
Harry Dinges made a business
trip to Pendleton Wednesday.
Mrs. Lucy Rodgers of Heppner
was in Lexington Tuesday on bus
iness pertaining to her duties as
county school superintendent.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Wheeler of
Pendleton are spending the week at
the home of Mrs. Wheeler's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Swagagrt
Mrs. Kathryn Slocum has return
ed from Medford where she has
been visiting with a daughter since
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Palmer are
spending the week with relatives at
Portland, Salem and Cascade Locks.
Mrs. J. G. Johnson spent part of
last week In Heppner with her
daughter, Mrs. Mae Burchell, and
Mrs. Clara Beamer of Heppner
was a business visitor in this city
Harold Mason who works at the
Swaggart ranch is spending a few
days in Portland.
TOWNSEXD MEET SLATED.
The Heppner Townsend club has
slated a lecture by Rev. G. N. Ma
good, state lecturer on the Town
send Old Age Revolving Pension
plan, to be given at the gym-auditorium
on Saturday, March 23, at
8 p. m. Everyone Interested Is In
vited to attend.
TOLD SERVICE CLUB
Dr. McMurdo Reports No
ted Neurosurgeon's Mes
sage Given at Portland.
HOOP SQUAD FETED
Coach Winter and His High School
Basketball Boys . Recognized
for Season's Good Showing.
A new dsicovery in the field of
neurosurgery was told at the Lions
club Monday luncheon by Dr. A. D.
McMurdo who recently attended the
annual N. W. Jones lectures at the
University of Oregon medical school
in Portland. Dr. Wilder Penfleld,
professor of neurology and neuro
surgery at McGill university, the
featured lecturer told of the discov
ery which Dr. McMurdo said may
be invaluable in treating brain con
cussions. In giving the treatment, air Is
Injected into the opening of the
spinal cord. The air thus injected
drifts upward into spaces of the
brain, helping to relieve the con
cussion. The treatment has already been
applied in enough cases to carry it
beyond the experimental stage and
to prove its value, the doctor said.
Dr. McMurdo praised the work of
Mr. Jones, who in paying the ex
penses each year of such men as Dr.
Penfleld makes it possible for med
ical men of Oregon to hear out
standing lectures. More than 200
doctors and medical students avail
ed themselves of the opportunity to
hear Dr. Penfleld, a recognized au
thority in his field.
Dr. Penfleld is a native of Spo
kane, the doctor said. He left that
city at five years of age and had
not been back since until his trip
to Portland. Getting off the train
at the depot, the scientist recog
nized the smell of the place imme
diately. This story was told to
emphasize that strong impressions
received in early childhood are
The Lions den was warmed by
the presence of Lawrence Winter,
high school coach, and members of
his basketball squad, in honor of
whom the meeting was turned into
a pep rally for a time to recognize
the fine showing the team made
during the season.
Coach Winter gave a short talk
in which he explained some of the
processes in developing a team, gave
a short resume of the season s play,
and complimented members of the
squad on their fine response.
Of 22 games played the team won
16. Eleven of 15 were taken in the
pre-tournament play, while four of
six were won at the Arlington tour
nament At the tournament the
team won the first four games
played and defeated each outstand
ing contender, then had to start in
and do it all over again because
of the double-elimination play. Lack
of reserve strength was shown as
they dropped the last two games
and the championship to Arlington
who will represent this sub-district
in the class B district tournament
at Pendleton this week end.
Members of the squad present
each expressed his appreciation of
being invited to the club luncheon
and gave most of the credit to their
coach. Floyd Jones and LaVerne
Van Marter, two of the squad were
unable to be present. Those pre
sent were Joe Green, Leonard Gil
man, Howard Furlong, Jimmy
Driscoll, Billy McRoberts and Jim
Work on the Lions-B. P. W. en
tertainment was said to be pro
gressing well, and Dr. R. C. Law
rence, minstrel coach, announced
the date of presentation for March
21. The entertainment will consist
of two one-act plays and a min
strel. One of the plays and the
minstrel are being prepared by the
Lions, while the business and pro
fessional women are preparing the
Elks Sponsor Dance, 30th
to Send Band to Eugene
Heppner Elks have joined other
organizations in support of sending
the school band to the state con
test at Eugene, April 13-14, by spon
soring a benefit dance at their hall
Saturday evening, March 30, pro
ceeds of which will be contributed
to help defray expenses of the trip.
A feature of the evening will be the
appearance of the band which will
play numbers to be presented at
While everyone does not dance,
R. C. Phelps, chairman of the com
mittee In charge, believes all will
welcome the opportunity to con
tribute their bit to the cause, and
he anounces plans for a general
ticket sale which will be pushed
prior to the affair.
OREGON FIGS IN CHINA.
A shipment of breeding pigs as
sembled by the animal husbandry
department at Oregon State college
arrived safely in China recently
where they have been ordered for
use by government colleges to Im
prove the swine there. The ship
ment consisted of pedigreed pork
ers from leading breeders of west
ern Oregon and from the experi
ment station herd. They ' were
transported in a special pen built
on the deck of a lumber vessel.