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Volume 52, Number 4.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APR. 4, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
NEW POLICE CHIEF
WATER HEAD NAMED
Interlocking Duties Given
Orve Rasmus, Homer
CITY PLANS TALKED
Street Improvement Kept Within
Budget; Water Situation Eyed;
Officers' Books to be Audited.
Do you need a policeman? Call
Main 482. '--
That's the number listed for City
of Heppner Water Department, but
under a new arrangement made at
Monday evening's council meeting,
water headquarters will also be po
lice headquarters. '
The arrangement includes the
naming of Orve Rasmus as water
master and assistant police officer,
and of Homer Hayes as chief of po
lice and assistant water-master. The
new men took over their duties
Tuesday. By interlocking the duties
of the two offices it Is expected to
effect economies in their operation,
said Mayor W. W. Smead.
The services of W. E. Pruyn, re
tiring watermaster, will be retained
until July 1, to assist in acquainting
the new men with their duties. Mr.
Pruyn has managed the department
Blnce the city acquired the water
service several years ago, and for
many years prior thereto was man
ager of the old Heppner Light &l
Water company. He and S. P. Dev
in, retiring police chief who has
seen many years of service, both
expressed relief on retirement from
office, and were commended for
their faithful, efficient service.
Duties of the newly named offi
cers, besides those of watermaster
and police chief, will include those
now performed by Mrs. Sadie Sigs
bee, bookkeeper, and Henry Clark,
assistant in the water department
However, It is expected that the
new men will obtain help when and
where needed, the mayor said.
During the daytime it is expected
to have someone at the water office
at all times, and whoever is there
will take either water or police calls.
Discussion of matters pertaining
to city finances and the planning
program which must be adjusted to
such finances consumed much time
of the council Monday evening. One
of the first concerns of the new ad
ministration was shaping up the
streets. This improvement work
has progressed well, with attention
given all the principal thorough
fares, said the mayor. Obtaining of
the good power machine at nominal
cost from Deschutes county was a
windfall In doing the work, which
so far has been kept within the
budget, he said.
More street work is planned, and
should the city obtain public works
funds for the purpose, the streets
will be permanently improved.
The water supply offers another
knotty problem which can be suc
cessfully attacked only after ascer
taining the source of funds. The
mayor's program contemplates
measuring the water at the wells
and again in town to ascertain If
the diminishing supply is caused by
decreased flow at the wells and to
what extent it may be affected by
leaks in the pipe line between the
wells and town. If the water sup
plied by the wells Is found insuffi
cient, the mayor believes additional
supply may be obtained by tapping
. springs in the vlcinltuy, or if the
flow from the wells is found to be
adequate and the pipe line at fault,
then it Is proposed to lay new pipe
where it is required.
Tests so far made by the water
department Indicate that both sup
ply and transportation facilities
need attention, but so far the city
has not undertaken more expensive
tests held to be necessary to de
termine exactly how much of the
fault lies in either place. Under the
present financial set-up, funds are
lacking to do the necessary work to
put the plant In condition, and In
vestigation of the possibility of ob
taining public works funds, If and
when the large appropriation meas
ure passes congress, is being made.
Anent the water supply, the city
is concerning Itself also with the
matter of preserving the natural
watershed at the source of Willow
creek from which the city's supply
is taken. Recognition of receipt of
the memorial passed at last month's
meeting was received yesterday
from Senator McNary who prom
ised to give the matter his atten
tion. Monday evening another pe
tition was ordered prepared show
jng the stringent need for water on
lower Willow creek. It is hoped
enough pressure can be brought to
bear in Washington to Induce the
government to take this watershed
Into the national forest, thus assur
ing Its protection. The matter Is of
vital interest at present as a large
amount of the watershed Is con
tained in lands held by the Firsti
National Bank of Heppner, which
must be disposed of In liquidating
The services of Wells & DeLap,
Portland accountants, were retained
to audit all the city books for the
For Sale Majestic range in per
fect condition, Bridge & Beach
heater, davenport, chair, and baby
buggy. Call 232, city.
Erosion Control Meeting
Set for Tomorrow Night
The danger from sand blows on
both land seeded to wheat and on
the summerfallow has reached such
proportions that a movement has
started among the farmers living
to the east of Lexington to start a
blow control district A meeting
will be held at the Leach hall at
Lexington at 8:00 Friday evening,
April 5. E.. R. Jackman, extension
specialist In crops from the state
college at Corvallis, will be at the
meeting to discuss cultural practices
which should be used to prevent
blows and to control the ones that
are started. .
The wheat men interested In the
formation of this district have no
Idea of forcing anyone to cooperate
with the proposed new organization.
While nearly everybody recognizes
that the danger from blows started
on a neighbor's land constitutes a
real threat and may result In more
monetary losses than that from
weeds or rodents, there 1b no provis
ion in law for the formation of ero
sion control districts such as there
is for the setting up of districts to
control weeds or rodents.
The proposed district Includes the
territory about 19 miles long run
ning east and west and about five
miles from north to south.
Providing this district accomplish
es the results which its sponsors
expect it is quite possible that addi
tonal districts will be formed in the
county and that this movement
started in Morrow county may be
extended to take in other counties
in the state.
"Family Living" Meeting
Set for Tomorrow P. M.
A county-wide conference on
Family Living promises to attract
a large attendance tomorrow, Fri
day, April 5, at the . Christian
church, according to County Agent
Belanger. Granges, parent teacher
organizations and women's clubs
are cooperating in planning for a
big day. The program will feature
Miss Claribel Nye and Mrs. Azalea
Sager, In talks of great Interest to
Exhibits of house plans, materials
and supplies used in housing im
provement shoes for every member
of the family, and recent books and
other publications will be on dis
play. The Women's Auxiliary of the
Morrow County Lamb and Wool
growers association will serve a 35c
luncheon at noon, proceeds of which
will be used for a scholarship to the
4-H club summer school. This or
ganization will also have an exhibit
of knitted woolen garments.
FORMER TEACHER PASSES.
The death of Miss Isabel Gray, 70,
who taught in the local schools a
number of years ago and who was
a college mate of S. E. Notson, Mor
row county district attorney, was
announced in a Corvallis newspaper
last week. Funeral services were
announced for 2 o'clock last Fri
day afternoon from the Hollings
worth funeral home in Corvallis,
with interment in Pleasant Valley
cemetery near the old home town.
The clipping was handed this paper
by Mrs. Mary Bartholomew, old
time friend of the deceased, and
from it is taken the following:
"Miss Gray was born In' Benton
county at the country home of her
parents, October 2, 1864. She at
tended the Benton county schools
and Philomath college and taught
almost 45 years in schools In prac
tically. every county in Oregon and
in Minnesota and California. Ten
years ago she retired and returned
to make her home on her farm
south of Philomath, a portion of the
old donation land claim taken by
her parents. She was aged 70 year .,
five months and 23 days. Miss Gry
was the last surviving member of
her family Including her parents
and several brothers and sister3
She is survived only by a nephew,
Joe Gray, of Waldport, and severa.
grand nieces and nephews. She was
a member of the First Presbyterian
church of Corvallis and of the Re
bekah lodge at Fresno, Calif."
REMEMBERS SPRING BLOW.
Burton H. Peck, south Lexington
wheatraiser, says the dust storm of
a week ago Sunday was not the
first such storm he has seen in this
country in March. Along about
1909-10 when he lived In Clark's
canyon, he said such a storm visited
his place, drifting dirt In quantities
against the house. His brother
George now lives on the place, and
has a bearing orchard on what was
then a gravel bar, this bar having
been covered with dirt from a blow.
Mr. Peck cited his experience with
spring blows when In the city Fri
day, Often after a blow the wind
will shift and drift the dirt back in
the direction from which it came.
IONE PITCHER INJURED.
Larry Ritchie, the lanky right-
handed chucker who is looked to by
the lone ball club to do their pitch
ing for the coming Wheatland
league play, met with an unfortun
ate accident at the farm of Bert
Johnson north of lone last Saturday
afternoon. When chopping wood, he
unwittingly got his left hand Under
the descending axe, badly slashing
that member. Mr. Johnson, in
Heppner at the time, responded to
the hurry-up call and got Mr. Rit
chie to the doctor In record time,
Seven stitches were required to
close the wound, and It was held
doubtful that he would be able to
enter the first league game a week
Lost Brown and tan gauntlet
glove. Finder leave at G. T. office
or Curran Ready-to-Wear shop,
Public Invited to See Exhibits and
Hear Program Arranged for
"Open House" Event
All the folks of Heppner and com
munity are Invited to trek their way
to the schoolhouse tomorrow eve
ning for "Open House." The invi
tation is cordially extended by Ed
ward F. Bloom, superintendent,
who desires all patrons and friends
of the school to see the exhibits on
display in all the rooms, to meet
the teachers and otherwise to en
Joy the school's hospitality.
The main building will be open
from 7 to 8 o'clock in the evening
for the examination of exhibits and
meeting of teachers. From 8 to 9
this building will be closed and ev
eryone is invited to attend the pro
gram in the gym-auditorium. This
program has been arranged not as
a star entertainment attraction, but
rather as a showing of various work
accomplished in the school year.
Featuring the program will be the
band who will play the numbers to
be presented in the state contest at
Again from 9 to 9:30 the main
building will be open so those who
missed seeing the exhibits at the
earlier hour may have opportunity
to inspect them.
"The whole idea behind 'Open
House' Is to promulgate friendly re
lations between the school and
community, and to better inform
the public generally of the work
being carried on In the school. We
sincerely believe that everyone will
find much of Interest in the exhib
its and other features of the eve
ning, and that the time will prove
profitable to all who attend," said
Mr. Bloom in extending the invi
tation. "Those who have social engage
ments for the evening are urged to
at least come to observe the exhibits
and meet the teachers between 7
and 8 o'clock though they can't stay
for the program," he added.
Everyone interested in the school
is urged to attend, and admission
will be free.
Courts Meet Thursday
To Name Allen Successor
The Morrow county court has re
ceived official notification from Earl
W. Snell, secretary of state, of a
meeting next Thursday at the Uma
tilla county court house for the elec
tion of a successor to Jack Allen,
resigned, as Joint senator from Mor
row, umatllla and Union counties.
Senator Allen resticnftH fn 9rvont a
position as state liquor administra
Filling a senate vacancy unHer a
law passed at the recent leeislatlve
session is left in the hands of the
county courts from the counties
comorisiner the district in which o.
cancy occurs. R. E. Bean, defeated
in me last election by Allen, has
been recognized as a candidate by
the local court
WORKED WITH REDINGTON.
Wilbur F. Brock of Summerville.
boyhood friend of Vawter Craw
ford, Gazette Times editor, worked
with the late J. W. Redington at
Walla Walla and on the Portland
Oregonian, 1897-1902. In a recent
card he wrote, " "RED (In red) -ink-ton'
as he often signed himself, was
the Bill Nye of Oregon Journalism.
everything Impressed his sensibil
ities in the humorous or ridiculous.
If he had been an artist, he must
have become one of the nation's
great cartoonists. He was a born
orusader and natural
Always he carried his lance and
was ready lor a charge."
McGHEE FAMILY LEAVING.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. MeGhea
and children are nrenarlnc to 1
Heppner by the 15th for Great Falls,
Montana, where Mr. McGhee has ac
cepted the managership of a store.
The new position comes as an ad
vancement to Mr. McGhee. whn hn
managed the Interior Warehouse
company here for the last two years.
ine jucunees came here from Lew-
iston. Idaho. While her Mr and
Mrs. McGhee have been especially
active in American Legion and aux
iliary circles and have made a large
number of friends who wish thsm
PLAY DRAWS GOOD CROWD.
"What Would Jemia Tin-" a nlnu
I r " "
of reconsecratlon nrprontoH hv iha
young folks of the Church of Christ
at me cnurcn Sunday evening, drew
a large and annrpHnttvA nwwi
Mrs. Barbara Jones was the direct
or and those taking part Included
C. W. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Alvln
Kleinfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Crocket
sprouis,- Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gal
ley, Doris, June and Don Allstott,
fliarsnall H'Rll. .Inclr TTnrHln.r noH-
ence Hayes and Gus Nikander.
OPENING TOG SHOP.
Mrs. W. L. Blakely will open the
Francis Shop, ladles' millinery and
ready-to-wear shop, In the corner
of Hotel Heppner building next
Saturday. The store space has been
undergoing renovation for some
time. Mrs. Blakely expects to car
ry a full line of ladies' wearing ap
parel. EDITOR HOLDING OWN.
Vawter Crawford, Gazette Times
editor who has been confined to bed
at home for two weeks suffering
from a critical stomach ailment,
has been holding his own for the
past week but with little signs of
Redington Chased Copy
For Lowell, Longfellow
. San Francisco Chronicle,
March 28, 1935.
Friends in military and civil life
will gather at the Sawtelle National
Military Home and Hospital tomor
row to attend rites for Colonel John
W. Redington, 76, former Berkeley
resident who once "chased copy"
for the poets, Longfellow and Low
ell, at Cambridge, Mass., who died
during the past week.
Colonel Redington, former Berke
ley resident, was a prominent Pa
cific Coast newspaper man for many
years. He was born in Cambridge
and learned the printing business
there. As a printer's devil at the
age of 12 years he called at the
homes of Longfellow and Lowell for
copy for the printers.
In 1877 he came West and found
ed the Gazette at Heppner, Or.
Later he owned the Puyallup Com
merce and the Tacoma Sun. He was
on the staff of the Portland Ore
gonian for several years and then
engaged in real estate business in
Reno, Nev., and San Diego.
He wrote a story of his life, which
included experiences as scout and
courier in three Indian wars, in re
cent years. He was assistant adju
tant general of the Oregon militia
in 1879-83. For the past three years
he had been at Sawtelle.
He made his home in Berkeley in
recent years with his daughter, Mrs.
H. T. Abbott, 1215 Carlotta avenue.
In addition to Mrs. Abbott he is
survived by three other daughters,
Margaret Reid, associate editor of
the Shafter Progress and Wasco
News; Bernice Redington, associat
ed with the Seattle Post-Intelligen
cer, and Mrs. Arthur A. Stewart of
Vancouver, Wash, as well as five
All Teachers Reelected
For Coming School Year
Edward F. Bloom, superintendent,
and the entire teaching staff of the
Heppner schools were reelected to
their posts at the school board
meeting Tuesday evening. All sal
aries will be the same as last year
and eight teachers will be employed
in the grades for the entire year.
So far but one resignation has
been received, that of Miss Mildred
Peregrine, primary, who will accept
a position in the Pendleton system.
Miss Ruby Case, graduate of East
ern Oregon Normal school, was se
lected to succeed Miss Peregrine.
Miss Case is now attending Univer
sity of Idaho, and has had three
years teaching experience in pri
LEGION CONFERENCE ON.
A district conference of the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary is being held
at auxilary headquarters this af
ternoon. Following the meeting, a
Joint banquet of the auxiliary and
Legion will be held at Hotel Hepp
ner. The charge will be 50c per
plate, and all ex-service men are
urged to attend. Mrs. Beatrice
Christopherson of Hermiston, dis
trict president of the auxiliary, and
R. B. Taylor of Milton, district com
mander of the Legion, will be the
Bob Rogers and Miss O'Dale of
the Stanfield section were vlsitlnsr
friends here last evening.
J. W. REDINGTON RITES HELD
By GARFIELD CRAWFORD
Come, gather about me, comrades
The battle is over, my story is told.
Camp fires slowly dimming,
Our ranks are fast thinning,
Bugler, my ears dinning .
With taps the rest call.
Joseph, Cut Mouth, Grey Wolf and
Have made their last raid, answered
War councils ending,
Braves, stalwart unbending,
Great Chieftain sending
All to last "Hunting Ground."
Camp fires fast fading to embers
Old Baldy saddled and rearing to
Let's mount and be ready,
Reins taut and steady,
The captain shouts, "READY,"
'Tis taps the last call.
Four grey caskets were trucked
into the little chapel of the National
Military Home, Sawtelle, Calif.,
Friday afternoon, March 28, at 3
o'clock. The pipe organ Intoned sol
emn hymns and with the last fading
note of "Nearer My God to Thee"
the Chaplain rose to the dais and
began reading the names. One was
a comrade of the Spanish American
war, two were veterans of the World
war and the fourth was John W.
Redington, veteran of Northwest
Indian wars. There were loved ones
and a sprinkling of friends to pay
their last tribute to the memory of
four Americans who had given their
"all" for the sake of the Union.-
When the last prayer had been ut
tered the mourners passed from the
portals of the chapel on to the
greensward and the caskets were
picked up and loaded upon calsons
for their last trek to the cemetery,
a few blocks distant, where rests
the remains of more than 12,000
men who have carried the colors of
John W. Redington who died hi
the hospital of the Military Home
Just a week prior, was mourned by
near relativs and a half dozen per
sonal friends. For the World war
$170 RAISED FOR
Entrance of School Musicians in
State Contest at Eugene on
April 14th Assured.
Expenses of the Heppner school
band for their appearance in the
state contest at Eugene, April 14,
were assured by the net receipts
of $170 from the community bene
fit Saturday afternoon and evening.
Liberal response was made on every
hand to the sale of benefit tickets
for the dance at the Elks hall in the
evening besides many donations.
R. C. Phelps, chairman of the
Elks cooperating committee which
handled the ticket sale and dance
details, expresses warm commen
dation to the committee members
and the community generally for
their generous cooperation.
Featuring the drive was the ap
pearance of the band itself and Har
old Buhman, director, who played
twice on Main street In the after
noon and again in the evening at
the Elks hall. At the latter ap
pearance they played the numbers
to be presented in the contest The
Elks donated their hall for the eve
ning entertainment and Becket's
orchestra played music for dancing.
At Eugene the band will enter
class D division, comprising schools
with J.50 or less high school enroll
ment. This division contest is slat
ed to begin at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning, the 14th. Members of
the band will be transported In au
tomobiles of various citizens of the
Girls League Sponsoring
Show at Star Next Week
The Girls League of the high
school promises the Hetroner nnhlio
a treat next week when they spon
sor a movie and style show at the
Star theater on Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, proceeds from
which will be used to pay expenses
of delegates to the tri-state Girls
League convention to he hAlrt at
Walla Walla, April 27.
The regular theater admission
prices wil admit to the attraction,
which will include the annpflrnnnA
of high school boys and girls in the
latest rasnion review. Articles
shown will be taken from local
stores, which are cooperating in the
Heppner's Free Wool
Cleaned Up in Sales
Free wool stored in Heppner
warehouses was nearly all cleaned
up in sales last week when 150,000
to 200,000 pounds was sold at prices
ranging from 13 to 15 cents. The
activity Just before shearing time
was taken as Indicative of a better
market for the new clip.
New clip Arizona wools were re
ported moving at 16 cents in a daily
press dispatch this week.
For Rent 25001acre farm known
as Wells Springs ranch, 12 ml. NE
lone. For information inquire J. C,
Rice, 115 4th Ave. N., Seattle Wn.
veterans was a squad of fellow vet
erans and a sprinkling of survivors
of the Spanish-American war were
on hand to say good bye, but for
John W. Redington one brother in
arms was there to say "forewell."
The G. A. R. has practically van
ished from the face of the earth
and so it is with Indian war vet
erans. It is of Col. John W. Redington,
pioneer newspaper man and twice
publisher of the Heppner Gazette
that I now write. To the little mil
itary chapel went Heppner Black
man, W. G. Bryne and myself, fel
low craftsmen and friends of Col.
Redington. Two daughters of. the
deceased, Mrs. Margaret Reding
ton Reld of McFarland, Calif., and
Mrs. Marian Abbott of Berkeley,
Calif., with their families, summon
ed to Los Angeles to the bedside of
their father, were the only mem
bers of Col. Redington's immediate
family able to attend the last rites.
Col. Redington is survived by his
widow, Nellie Meacham Redington
of Seattle and four daughters, Mrs.
Reid, Mrs. Abbott Bernice Reding
ton of Seattle and Elizabeth Stew
art of Vancouver, Wash., and five
According to Mrs. Reld Col. Red
ington was 78 years of age, though
his military record showed him to
be 82. In order to enlist in the Uni
ted States army as a young boy he
gave his age two years the senior of
his actual age. He was born in
He fought through three Indian
wars, doing signal service as a scout
and courier. He was later given a
commission as Colonel In the Ore
gon State militia and was adjutant
general of Oregon. Leaving the
service he entered the newspaper
business. With the financial back
ing of the late Columbus Rhea he
bought the Heppner Gazette run
ning It for many years to sell out to
the late Otis Patterson then prin
cipal of the Heppner public schools.
He made the Gazette one of the
most widely quoted weeklies In the
West. After selling to Patterson
he went to Puyallup, Wash., to es
tablish th Commerce which publl
catlon he ran for many years.
(Continued on Pfcft Four)
Applications Coming In
For Crop and Seed Loans
Field Supervisor E. J. Davis of
the Emergency Crop and Feed Loan
office at Spokane, states that appli
cations for emergency crop loans
and feed loans are now being re
ceived by the Morrow county loan
committee, with offices located at
Heppner and Irrigon.
In accordance with the act of con
gress authorizing the loans, and
regulations issued by Governor W.
I. Myers of the Farm Credti admin
istration, loans will be made only
to farmers who are unable to ob
tain elsewhere seed, fertilizers, sup
plies, feed or the necessary credit
to purchase such items. Loans will
not be made to applicants who can
obtain credit in the amount needed
from any other source, including
the production credit association.
Any farmer who has the neces
sary security should apply to the
production credit association first
If the association is unable to make
him a loan in the amount needed
the farmer will receive a statement
to that effect and will be considered
eligible to apply for a loan from the
The regulations provide that the
largest loan to one farmer this year
is $500 and the minimum $10, but
no loan may be made in an amount
greater than is actually needed to
cover the cash cost of purchasing
seed, fertilizers, supplies, feed, etc.
Loans will be made for the purpose
of growing and harvesting crops,
for summer fallowing, for purchas
ing feed for livestock; but not for
the purpose of purchasing livestock
or machinery, or for the payment of
debts or taxes.
Loans wil lbe made only to appli
cants who are cooperating with the
production control program of the
As in the past the security for an
emergency crop or feed loan will
consist of a first lien on the crop
or on the livestock to be fed. A ten
ant must also give a first lien by
getting the landowner to waive his
claim in favor of the crop lien; but
the landowner is in no way obli
gated for repayment of his tenant's
Br BBULAH NICHOLS
Lexington grange will entertain
the Morrow County Pomona grange
Saturday. This will be an all-day
meeting with business in the morn
ing and in the afternoon a program
to which the public Is invited. In
the evennig the fifth degree will be
exemplified by Lexington grange.
The Lexington Home Economics
club will meet next Thursday after
noon, April 11, at the home of Mrs.
W. D. Campbell.
Friends and relatives here have
received announcement of the birth
of an 8V4 pound son, on March 27,
to Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle Harrison
of Cascade Locks. Mrs. Harrison
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Palmer of this city.
We are informed that the Lexing
ton water is now nkeh. Another
test was taken last week and the
water was wound to be all right
The Friday afternoon sewing
classes are now being conducted
by Mrs. Myrtle Schriever. On Fri
day of this week the class plans to
go to Heppner to attend the "Fam
ily Living" conference which Is to
be conducted at the Christian
church by Mrs. Azalea Sager, O. S.
C. extension specialist in clothing
Don't forget the card party at the
gymnasium Friday evening. Both
bridge and 500 will be played. The
proceeds are to go to the high school
Friends here have received the
news that Claude Wilcox under
went an operation for appendicitis
last Tuesday at St. Anthony'3 hos
pital in Pendleton. He is reported
to be getting along nicely.
Mrs. George Gillis and young son
arrived home from Portland Sun
The P. T. A. nominating commit
tee has chosen the following per
sons to be voted on at the next P. T.
A. meeting on Wednesday, April 24,
for officers for the coming year:
President, Norma Marquardt and
Myrtle Schriever; secretary-treas
urer, Lavelle White and Mary Hunt
The new station agent arrived in
town on April 1 and will be main
tained here during the months of
April, May, June, July and August
and possibly longer.
Don Pointer is driving a Dodge
sedan which he purchased In Hepp
ner last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves mo
tored to Boardman Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Palmer are
driving a new Plymouth sedan
which they purchased while they
were In Portland last week.
Fred Pointer of Salem spent the
week end with relatives and friends
At the meteing on Wednesday
afternoon the P. T. A. executive
committee decided to continue serv
ing hot lunches to the school chil
dren. Holly Rebekah lodge of this city
held Its regular meeting Tuesday
evening with eleven members pres
ent This lodge accepted an invita
tion to go to Heppner on Wednes
day evening to meet with San Sou
cl Rebekah lodge of that city.
The Pacific Teleprone & Tele
graph company lineman was In
town Wednesday afternoon Install
ing a telephone for the Jackson Im
The John Day Valley freight sta
tion is now located at the Beach
Mrs. I. J. W. Van Schoiack came
over from Seattle the first of the
(Contlnnos on Pago Four)
Reports Governor's Con
ference to Lions; No
ted Speakers Heard.
0. S. C. DEMOCRATIC
Francis Nickerson Says State Col
lege No Place for Snobs; Open
House, Show Results Cited.
Major developments and trends
In combatting' rrimn wma told thA
Lions club Monday by S. E. Notson,
district attorney, in reporting Gov
ernor Martin's anti-orime pnnfr.
ence which he attenripri in Portland
last week end with C. J. D. Bauman,
That cruests At tht state TiAnitAn-
tiarv mav exnect little lenlencv
from Governor Martin was gleaned
rrom the governor's address which
opened the conference. Mr. Notson
htehlv commended th Affnrn nf
Carl C. Donaugh, U. S. district at
torney, wnose efforts resulted in a
highly educational program led by
many well-informed speakers rep
resenting the several departments
of law enforcement work.
One of the headline addresses was
given bv Hon. Justin Miller, dean
of law at Duke university, and a
member of the national anti-crime
advisory board, who reviewed some
of the work accomolished hv the
federal government in subduine
kidnapping and racketeering. While
the federal government has been
Justifiably active In battling rrlm.
it has no intention of supplanting
local enforcement agencies and
should not be looked upon to do so.
Most crimes are local in character
and call for local corrective meas
ures, was his theme reported.
establishment of a national crime
institute for training men in taka
up law enforcement as a life's work,
and separating that work from po
litical influences, was another the
ory advocated. Canada already has
established a svstem whArahv hpr-
iffs are appointed and serve for life
unless they resign or are removed
for cause. It was believed such a
system of appointing law enforce
ment officers who have been prop
erly trained for the work would do
away with many evils which politi
cal pressure now brings about
Judge Alger Fee, former circuit
judge of this district now a federal
judge at Portland, mildly though
effectively condemned third degree
methods as being contrary to con
stitutional rights of the individual,
Mf. Notson reported.
Mayor Carson of Portland termed
the law-abiding citizen as the "for
gotten man" in discussing the man
ner in which crime Is glorified in the
metropolitan pres3. Claude E. In
gals, editor Corvallis Gazette Times,
also discussed pro and con the man
ner of handling news by the large
Especially interesting was the
part of the program presented by
a group of prominent doctors who
touched on the psychopathic side of
criminals and endorsed permanent
treatment of criminals who are
found to be habitual because of
psychopathic traits. It was cited
that the percentage of juvenile de
linquents sent to the state training
school from Multnomah county had
been lessened from four to one per
cent through the establishment of
a clinic in Portland which revealed
psycopathic tendencies in delin
quents calling for medical rather
than . training school methods for
correction and cure. Though poor
ly supported, this clinic shows need
for more work of the kind, it was
One speaker whose work in peni
tentiaries for many years backed
his judgment, said that educational
reform rather than penitentiary re
form is needed if crime is to be per
manently SUbdued. flthor nu.1i.
ers touched upon crime detection
and the improvement In identifica
tion systems, woman's part in anti
crime work, and other pertinent,
Addressing the club aim wa
Francis Nickerson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Nickerson. recently r-
turned from Oregon State college,
who expounded the Ideal democracy
of that institution. "Those who
seek to be exclusive are excluded,"
he said of the college social life.
A3 Indicative of the manner In
(Continued on Pin Tour)
CLUB HAS BUSINESS MEET.
The Add-A-Stitch club held a
business meeting Tuesday after
noon at the Creed Owen home on
N. Chase street with Jennie Booher
and Jessie Furlong as hostesses.
Four tables of "Travel" were In
play, high score going to Gladys
Gentry and low to Jessie Furlong.
After business session delicious re
freshments of combination salad,
sandwiches and coffee were served.
Present besides the hostesses were
Nina Snyder, Mary McCaleb, Ruth
Anglln, Mynn Albert Lorna Bor
man, Emma Garrlgues, Bernice
Bauman, Elsie Cowlns, Gladys Gen
try, Ordrie Gentry, Lela Cox, Zella
Dufault, Grace Shoun. Tba not
meeting will be an all-day meeting
at Ordrie Gentry's with Grace
Shoun's quilt in frame.
Little ads in the Gazette Time
will sell your surplus stock or equip
ment at a cost that Is surprisingly
low. Call Main 881.