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Volume 52, Number 6.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Apr. 18, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
LOCALS BEAT IE
III SEASON OPENER
Arlington and Fossil Also
Win Games in Wheat
land Series Sunday.
LOOSE PLAY COSTLY
Egg City Boys Lead Hitting: but
Perform Badly in Field; Lieu
allen Clouts Home Bun.
Won Lost Pet
Heppner 1 0 1.000
Arlington 1 0 1.000
Fossil 1 0 1.000
lone 0 1 .000
Blalock 0 1 .000
Condon 0 1 .000
Last Sunday's Results.
Heppner 12 at lone 8; Arlington
24 at Blalock 0; Condon 1 at Fos
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday
Blalock at Heppner, lone at Con
don, Fossil at Arlington,
The directing minds of the Wheat
land Baseball league picked an ideal
day for launching the 1935 10-game
schedule. Openers Sunday Baw
Heppner, Arlington and Fossil off
to a flying start, but with plenty of
trouble looming at the cross-roads.
From reported scores, Blalock was
the only aggregation making a poor
showing. They took a bad 24-0
drubbing from Arlington, last-year
champions. The contest between
Fossil and Condon was the closest,
At lone, Heppner had not a little
trouble taking the long end of a
12-8 fray. lone won the game on
earned runs, and the Egg City boys
hung up enough hits behind El
wayne Lleuallen's good chucking to
have given him the game, but they
turned around and threw it away
by loose support In the field. At
the same time, Ray Massey, spelled
In the box for an inning and a half
by Lowell Turner, strengthened as
the game progressed. His perform
ance counted largely for Heppner
holding onto the lead gained in the
Larry Winter, lead-off, started the
Heppner attack when he cracked
the first pitched ball for a hot dou
ble down the third base line, steal
ing third as Hayes fanned and
Thomson walked, and he and Thom
son crossing the bag when Burley
Akers heaved Turner's ground of
fering high over first sacker Swan
son's head. Evans walked but fail
ed to score as Gilman went out
pitcher to first and Bill Massey dit
toed, second to first.
The lead was momentary as lone
came up and scored thrice. Akers,
lead-off, walked, stole second, and
.scored on Engelman's two-bagger.
Engelman made third on a bad
throw-In, but was caught going
home. Rletmann walked, Everson
filed out, and then Pitcher Lleuallen
clouted the ball high over Hayes'
head In deep centerfleld for a hom
er, scoring Rletmann ahead of him.
Morgan walked, but Frank Lundell
laid a hot drive into Pitcher Mas
sey's hands to end that.
Both sides went scoreless in the
second Inning, but Heppner came
across for four runs In the third
without a hit and one walk, all be
ing accounted for by Infield errors.
In their third turn, hits by Everson,
Lieuallen and Lundell, gave lone
two more talllies, but Heppner stll
A two-bagger by Ray Massey,
followed by Winter's sacrifice,
Hayes' two-bagger and Evans sin
gle accounted for two more Hepp
ner runs In the sixth. lone made
their next and last scoring spree in
the seventh when Rletmann's two
bagger unloaded the sacks occupied
by Lundell, Lindstrom and Akers.
That made the score 8-all.
Heppner came back for one in the
eighth, and clinched their lead with
three more In the ninth, when a
beautiful triple by Ray Massey de
populated the bags of Cummlngs,
Gilman (running for Al Massey),
and Ferguson, who had obtained
safeties on a fielder's choice, an er
ror and a walk.
Next Sunday, Blalock plays at
Heppner, lone goes to Condon, and
Fossil Journeys to Arlington.
Box score and summary:
HEPPNER AB R H O A E
Winter, 2-1 4 2 10 12
HayeB, m m 6 2 2 1 0
Thomron, i 4 2 1 8 2 0
Turner, 1-p . 4 114 2 0
Evans, 1 2 0 1 8 0 0
Gilman, r-2 8 10 0 10
Crawford, r 1 0 0 0 0 0
dimming, 1 1 0 0 0 0
B. Massey, o 1 0 0 2 0 0
A. Massey, e 4 1 1 11 0 0
Ferguson, 8 4 10 110
K. Massey, p-r 6 1 8 1 18 0
Totals 8(1 12 10 27 20 2
Hatted for Crawford In 9th.
IONE AB R H O A E
Akers, s-2 4 2 1 2 8 4
Enjrolman, m 6 0 2 0 0 0
Rietmann, 8 5 1 2 2 4 2
Everson, c 6 18 6 10
Lleuallen, p 6 2 2 1 8 1
Moritan, 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
F. Lundoll, 2-s 6 1 2 8 8 2
Swanson, 1 8 0 0 10 1 0
Bristow, r 2 0 0 1 0 0
Eutianks, r 1 0 x0 0 0 0
Llndslrom, r 2 1110 0
Totals 42 8 18 27 20 0
Bases on balls, off R. Massey 6, off Tur
ner 2, off Lieuallen 7 ; struck out by R.
Maasey 10, by Turner 2, by Lieuallen 6 ;
earned runs, Heppner 2, lone 6; two base
hits, Winter, Hayes, R. Mnssey, Rietmann,
Enirelman ; three base hit, R. MasHey ; home
run, Lieuallen ; left on bases, Heppner 8,
lone 16. Umpires, Clarence Carmichael
and John Miller. Scorer, Wm. McKoberts,
Wheat Growers to Vote
On New Control Program
A national referendum on May 25
among wheat growers will precede
offering of new wheat acreage con
trol contracts, Oregon State college
officials have been notified from
Washington. A regional conference
of extension men to arrange for the
vote in the northwest states has
been called to meet in Walla Walla
Saturday, April 20, with Dean Wm.
A. Schoenfeld of O. S. C. designated
First announcement of proposed
provisions of the new wheat con
tracts came in the call for the ref
erendum. As present contracts ex
pire with this crop year, it is pro
posed that the new agreement start
with 1936 and continue four years
In all fundamental features the
new program follows the old which
has been generally acclaimed as
among the most satisfactory of the
adjustment efforts. It holds out ad
ditional Inducements to shift land
from wheat to grass in drouth and
dust storm areas, and permits mi
nor adjustments on individual
farms to improve rotation or other
proved farm practices.
As in the past, the amount of ad
justment with rate and condition of
benefit payments would be deter
mined from year to year, but extent
of required curtailment is limited
to 25 per cent of base acreage.
Base periods are continued the
same as at present in the new con
tracts, and local administration is
continued through the county con
trol associations. The agreement
would continue to be entirely vol
untary. The plan for referendum on the
continuance of the program is in
line with the policy adopted by the
AAA In not promoting any plan that
Is not urged by a substantial ma
jority of any industry. The same
plan was followed in advance of
launching the 1935 corn-hog pro
gram. The objective sought in the new
wheat control program is to keep
wheat production in line with con
sumption needs plus probable ex
port demand and the safety carry
over needed to guard against emer
4-H Girl Puts Father's
Farm on Business Basis
Eoardman, Ore., Apr. 17. Things
are looking up for the Paul Smith
family who live on an 80-acre farm
near here. They start out the new
season knowing they more than
made ends meet last year. Better
still, they can put their finger just
where they made and lost money.
It's all due to their daughter,
Margaret, age 19, who- employed her
spare time last year keeping a sys
tematic account of all sales of
cream, eggs, livestock and other
farm products, and also of all ex
penses. The latter items were main
ly feed for the 15 dairy cows and 45
hens, pasture rental, taxes, interest
She also charged the business
with all home and hired labor. Her
record shows a balance sheet which
Itemizes depreciation or gain in val
ues of all farm. assets like any well
ordered business. The family Is so
pleased with the x-ray of their op
erations that the record is being
Margaret with five other 4-H club
members of Morrow county kept
records last year on home farms,
and she was named county winner
by a commute headed by E. L. Mor
ton, Heppner banker, and won a
$10 merchandise certificate from the
International Harvester company
which sponsored a national contest.
She was also chosen state champion
and has the choice of a 750-lb ca
pacity cream separator of a $100
merchandise certificate. She will
compete in a western sectional con
test for a milking machine or a
$225 merchandise certificate.
City Calls for Bids on Pipe
For Water Line Repairs
Replacement of three miles of
wooden pipe in the city water line
down Willow creek will be under
taken in the near future if satis
factory bid is received. The coun
cil at the mid-month meeting Mon
day evening ordered advertisement
for bids for iron or steel pipe, speci
fications to be furnished by water
master, to make the replacement.
Estimates discussed showed the
pipe would cost around $14,000. The
call for bids asks terms of $5000
down and $300 a month on balance.
Mayor Smead and W. E. Pryun,
former watermaster, reviewed the
situation showing that replacement
of the pipe is necessary. It is ex
pected to measure the water at the
intake and In town in the near fu
ture to determine just how much
the flow from the wells is decreased
by leaks In the line. Mr. Pruyn re
ported that 41 leaks were repaired
in the stretch of wooden pipe in one
month. He expressed the replace
ment as not only necessary but
JUDGE FEE IN ACCIDENT.
Judge J. Alger Fee, Sr., of Pen
dleton sustained Injuries Tuesday
when his car overturned near the
Jim Morgan farm on Hlnton creek
on his way to Heppner. He re
ceived a laceration of the scalp and
bruises, while the car was damaged
to an extent making It necessary for
It to be towed back to Pendleton.
Mr. Fee got out of the wreck and
walked to the Morgan farm, being
brought to town for first aid.
Though quite advanced In years,
Mr. Fee withstood his Injuries quite
well and transacted the business
which brought him to Heppner,
Director Buhman Relates
Trip to Lions; Notson
Reports Road Meet.
CCC CAMP ASSURED
Wehmeyer Asks Cooperation In
Controlling Insects; Endorse
"We have no alibis," Harold Buh
man, director of the school band,
told the Lions club Monday in re
porting the state band contest held
at Eugene last week end. "Of
course we are sorry we didn t place
first, but we feel that it was not so
bad to have placed third in the com
Heppner was entered in the class
D division, comprising schools of
200 or less high school enrollment,
and gave way to Burns which placed
first, and Santa Clara, second. Giv
en "excellent" rating along with
Heppner were Moro and Arlington.
The sixth contestant in the division
Mr. Buhman commended the per
formance of the Heppner band
sters, saying they even surpassed
his expectation He also was grati
fied with their interest in the class
A contest, the big division compris
ing schools of 500 or more enroll
ment The performance of the
bands in this division was par ex
cellence, and he believed the local
boys arfd girls gained much inspir
ation from them. Fraternities, so
rorities and halls entertained the
Heppner participants as well as
those from other points afar, and
the thrill which the young people
received from mingling with the
college life for a day was itself in
spiring. Among entertainment pro
vided was swimming, canoeing on
the millrace, and playing of games.
Mr. Buhman thanked the commu
nity for making the trip possible,
and promised better reports if the
trip is made again next year.
That the Heppner district of the
Umdtilla National forest will have
a CCC camp this year, was report
ed by F. F. Wehmeyer, local super
visor. Probabilities are that the
camp will be established on either
Skookum or Alder creeks near Tup
per ranger station, and the work
outlined is largely hazard reduction,
such as roadside clean-up, fire
breaks, and insect and rodent con
trol. In the insect control work, Mr.
Wehmeyer said the cooperation of
private timber owners is desired,
for to be effective the work should
cover all of an Infested area. He
believed the government will do
control work on private lands with
out charge if permission of the
owners is given.
S. E. Notson, district attorney,
who with Harry Tamblyn, county
engineer, appeared before the state
highway commission at Portland
last Thursday to help induce the
commission to undertake oiling of
the highway between Lexington and
Hermiston, reported that the com
mission showed interest in the mat
ter. The local men accompanied a
delegation from Hermiston who as
sisted In presenting the project
The meeting was mainly for recep
tion of projects which may be con
sidered in the expenditure of the
$11,000,000 which the state expects
to receive from the $4,800,000,000
federal public works appropriation.
Mr. Notson believed the project
would be favorably considered if
reconstruction of the Old Oregon
Trail between Pendleton and Stan-
field and building of an overhead
railroad crossing at Umatilla does
not consume all of this district's
share of the money. He pointed
out to the commission that this
work joins In with the Heppncr-
Spray road for interstate connec
tion which should entitle the whole
route to maintenance money from
the federal government
The club voted its endorsement of
the move to have the Willow creek
watershed taken into the national
forest, on presentation by Mayor
Smead, and J. O. Turner, S. E. Not
son and Jap Crawford were ap
pointed on the resolutions commit
tee. The club resolution was added
to widespread resolutions and pe'i
tions from over the county which
have been sent to congressmen.
C. J. D. Bauman, president, read
a bulletin outlining the complete
program for the state Lions conven
tion to be held at The Dalles early
in June, which Includes a model
luncheon to be staged by the Hepp
FOREST PERSONNEL NAMED.
F. F. Wehmeyer, ranger In charge
of the Heppner district, Umatilla
National forest, announces the
working personnel for the coming
season as follows: Ellis station,
Henry Fries of Summervllle, ad
ministrative assistant, and Charles
Wilcox. flrpmnn ArViiiilrlA Ttnv
Quackenbush, lookout; Ditch Creek,
Bert Bleakman, fireman; Tupper,
Kenneth Bleakman, fireman; Mat
teson, Loyal Parker, protective as
sistant; Bull Prairie, Marlon Saling,
fireman; Tamarack, George Gillis,
lookout; Wheeler Point, Victor
Johnson, lookout. Ant Hill, Red
Hill and Potamus stations will be
manned only for emergencies by
trained men taken from organized
Artillery Band Leader
Lauds Locals' Showing
"I did not have the pleasure of
meeting you personally at Eugene
during the band contest but I
wanted to tell you that I considered
your band performance outstanding
and I was disappointed that your
rating was not very near the top."
Thus wrote .George E. Payson, 249th
Regiment Coast Artillery Band,
from North Bend to Harold Buh
man, local school band director.
His letter continues:
"I did not hear all three of the
pieces played by two of the other
class D bands but what I heard
made me think that your organiza
tion would be given at least the
second place and if I had been a
judge there would be no doubt in
my mind that Heppner was right
in line for first place. But as I
said before, I missed two selections
which the judges of course heard.
"However, I want your boys and
girls to know that if they had been
given first place it would have satis
fled me and ALSO SEVERAL OTH
ER STRANGERS IN THE AUD
IENCE WHO TALKED LOUD EN
OUGH FOR ME TO OVERHEAR.
and one I knew, to be a schooled)
"Of course all judges do not ag
ree. One wants loud tone and
speed. Another wants accuracy,
tone and refinement Another stress
es being in tune.
"I look for accuracy of execution
firm but not blasting tone; refine
ment of phrasing; but almost above
all I want my ears to be pleased by
hearing the band playing in tune.
'Tell your boys and girls that next
year one person is going to root for
Heppner because of their perform
ance this year.
"I thought the little newly organ
ized. Drain band deserves much
credit for trying to show us that
they did- not depend on uniforms
as much as performance. This per
son will also root for them.
"Some of the bands were notor
ious for being out of tune. Some
cases were so offensive that I could
hardly sit through It, and yet they
were rated above Heppner.
"I have been a Judge in years
gone by and I picked Beaverton
and Corvallia to win their respective
classes, with Grant second and Hill
Military third, because of the points
above mentioned which I consider
the most important. The judges
rated Hill Military much too low
according to my estimation.
"I did not intend to write so fully,
but sometimes I get started and do
not know how to shut off the gas.
However, tell your boys and girls
that a lot of the audience were
EASTER CANTATA SET.
An Easter cantata. "Th Rtnrv nf
Easter," will be presented at the
Methodist church at 7:30 p. m. Sun
day. Choirs of the Methodisrf nH
Christian churches are participat
ing, me cantata is divided into
three parts, The Resurrection Fore
shadowed. The Emrjtv
and the Risen Christ The program
iouows: instrumental introduction,
Mrs. J. O. Turner; opening chorus,
"Hail! Glorious Dav": ha
Will Extol Thee, O Lord," Mr. J. O.
Turner; tenor solo, "O Lord, Thou
Hast Brought Up My Soul," Mrs.
Morton: chorus. "The rirfl Ta lwv
Strength," obllgato by Mrs. Cora
iiiae rerguson; auet, "This Is the
Day Which the Lord Hath Made,"
Mrs. Gaily and Mrs. Sprouls; so
prano unison, "And When the Sab-
Datn was i'ast"; male quartet, "At
the Risine of the Sun." Mr Via
Mr. Kleinfeldt, Mr. Pevey and Mr.
lurner; mixed quartette and chor
us, "O Loving Hands and Faithful
Hearts." Mr. Klelnfolrft Mro rv.k.
ell, Miss Brownson and Mr. Lind
strom; solo, "They Have Taken
Away My Lord," Mrs. Cochell; cho-
iuH, nnst uur rassover ; basses,
"And Behold, There Was a Great
Earthquake," solo by Mr. Lind
strom; chorus, "Fear Not Ye," alto
introduction bv Miss Rrnwnnnn-
tenor solo, "And They Departed
from the Sepulchre," Mr. Barlow;
hymn, "The Day of Resurrection,"
cnoir; closing cnorus, "Alleluia!"
PAST NOBLE GRANDS MEET.
Past Noble Grand club of Sans
Soucl Rebekah lodge met yesterday
at the country home of Mrs. Ella
Benge. Pot luck dinner was en
joyed at noon, and the time was
spent making things for hope chest.
Members present included Mrs. A.
J. Chaffee, Mrs. Olive Frye, Mrs.
R. C. Phelps, Mrs. Geo. McDuffee,
Mrs. Frank E. Parker, Mrs. Eph
Eskelson, Mrs. May Burchell, Mrs.
E. L. Ayers, Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers.
Mrs. Ella Benge, Mrs. W. T. Camp-
Deu and Mrs. J-.oyal Parker. Mrs.
Margaret Leach, Mrs. Pearl Devine,
Miss Helen Cowgill, state 4-H club
leader, and Mrs. Daisy Shively were
guests. The next meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Frye.
YOUNG WATERSPOUT HITS.
A young waterspout is reported
to have hit on Rhea creek last Fri
day evening, when an inch of water
fell In a short time. The water cut
up fields considerably, but no major
damage was reported. The heavy
fall of rain and hail hit on the di
vide between Sanford canyon and
Rhea creek, and a shed and pigpen
was reported washed out at the
Earl Hunt place on lower Sanford
canyon. A light rain fell in town
at the same time.
BABY GIRL DIES.
Shirley Diana, the six-day-old
baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Sherer, died Saturday morning, and
commitment services were held
Sunday afternoon at Morgan ceme
tery with Phelps Funeral home in
charge. Mrs. Sherer is ill at Hepp
OA H TAKES
STATE SENATE POST
Courts Name Morrow
Man to Succeed Jack E.
TERM NOT DECIDED
Statute Indefinite on Tenure; Ap'
pointee Prominent; Selection Re
ceived With Pleasure Here.
J. G. Barratt of Heppner receiv
ed the unanimous ballot of Union,
Umatilla and Morrow county courts
as state senator to suceed Jack E
Alien, who resigned the position re
cently to become administrator of
Oregon State Liquor Control com
mission. The action was taken at
Pendleton last Thursday afternoon.
Barratt's election was made un
animous after a. number of ballots
had been taken and the several
other candidates had been elimin
ated. On previous ballots votes
were cast for J. K. Thompson, Pen
dleton; T. C. Elliot, Milton; C. R.
Eberhard, La Grande, and R. E.
Bean, Freewater. The election to
fill legislative vacancies was left In
the hands of the county courts of
the district in which vacancy oc
curs by an act of the 1935 legislative
It has not been definitely decided
whether Barratt will hold office for
Allen's unexpired term or will serve
only until the general election next
year. The statute appears to be
not clear on the point, with attor
neys of the district divided on the
question. The unexpired term runs
until after the next regular ses
sion, but should a successor be elec
ted next fall the Morrow county
man might not see service at Salem
unless a special session is called
in the meantime.
Barratt, 35 years old, is a repub
lican and is among the 'younger
members of the senate. He has been
actively engaged in public work for
several years, and recently gained
state-wide prominence through el
ection to president of Oregon Wool
Growers association. He is also a
vice-president of Pacific Wool Grow
ers, member of state debt adjust
ment committee, and member of
state advisory board under the Tay
lor grazing act He is among Mor
row county's large sheep operators.
His father, W. B. Barratt of Port
land, is a former representative
from this district and served on
the state highway commission un
der Governor Olcott.
Morrow county people were pleas
ed with Barratt's appointment as it
gives this county Its only resident
to sit in the legislative halls, and the
first senator in many years.
The new senator is well acquaint
ed with his entire district and on
accepting the appointment said he
will have a ready ear for the desires
of his constituency no matter where
they may reside.
FRIENDS GIVE SHOWER,
Mrs. Frank Shively and Mrs. J.
C. Harding were hostesses Tuesday
afternoon for a shower tendered
Mrs. Robert Jones at her home.
Those present included Mrs. Eph
Eskelson, Mrs. Paul Jones, Mrs.
Charles Jones, Mrs. W. G. McCarty,
Mrs. Carrie Vaughn, Mrs. C. W.
Barlow, Mrs. Alvin Kleinfeldt, Mrs.
L. D. Tibbies, Mrs. George Thomp
son, Mrs. R. E. Allstott, Miss June
Allstott, Mrs. Oscar Rippee, Mrs.
Hubert Gaily, Mrs. Crocket Sprouls
and Mrs. John Hiatt. Mrs. E. R.
Huston, Mrs. Wm. McCaleb and
Mrs. Jeff Jones sent gifts, and a
number of beautiful gifts were re
ceived from Mrs. Joel R. Benton,
mother of Mrs. Jones, who now re
sides in Montana. Refreshments
were served by the hostesses.
BABY SON DIES.
Samuel Carl, 28-day-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Edmundson,
died at Heppner hospital yesterday
from pneumonia. He was the first
baby of Alonzo G. and Audrey
(Akeyson) Edmundson. Services
will be held at the graveside. Mas
onic cemetery, at 10 o'clock tomor
row morning, Alvin Kleinfeldt,
Christian minister officiating. Fun
eral arrangements are in charge of
Phelps Funeral home.
Precipitation by Months
Ten-year averages: 1910-191914.00;
Latourell Auto Company
Disposed of to Ukiah Men
Chas. H. Latourell, proprietor of
Latourell Auto company, announced
the consummation of a deal this
week for transfer of the business
May first to Walter Blackburn and
R. E. Jones of Ukiah. The deal,
pending for several weeks, was
linished the first of the week when
Mr. Latourell arranged for trans
fer of the Ford agency while in
Seattle. The new owners have made
no public announcement of any
contemplated change in the busi
ness. Mr. Latourell has conducted the
Ford agency in Heppner since 1919,
and has been especially prominent
in sportsmen circles, having been
president of Heppner Rod and Gun
club for many years. His prowess
as a trapshooter is known over the
entire Pacific coast, and last sum
mer he attended the Grand Ameri
can shoot He is considering tak
ing over a larger agency with the
Ford company but does 'not expect
to leave Heppner for some time.
Chas. Vaughn Takes Over
Goodman Garage Interest
Charles Vauehn. co-nartner for
the past 15 years, took over the in
terest of Dean T. Goodman in the
Heppner earaee Tuesdsv. Mr.
Goodman disposed of his interest
to accept a position as assistant in
the' accounting department in the
secretary of state's office at Salem
which position he will assume the
first of the.month. He does not ex
pect to leave Heppner for a couple
oi weeKS, nowever.
Mr. Vauehn was identified with
the Heppner garage before Mr.
Goodman boue-ht into the hnsi
in 1919, having previously fun it
in connection with his brother, John
F. Vaughn. He expects to take sole
charge and so far has announced
no change in policy.
McGHEE FAMILY LEAVES.
The Walter McGhee family de
parted Saturday for their new home
at Great Falls, Mont, where Mr.
McGhee goes to accept the mana
gership of a store. For the last
two years he has managed the In
terior Warehouse company here for
Balfour-Guthrie company, the fam
ily having been formerly located at
Lewiston, Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Ghee were especially prominent in
American Legion and Auxiliary
work while here, and prior to their
departure were tendered farewell
parties by these organizations. They
nave tne well wishes of many
friends for success in their new
field. Cornett Green has succeed
ed Mr. McGhee as manager of the
warehouse company here.
COURT OF HONOR HELD.
Robert Hayes, executive for the
Blue Mountain council, attended
the local Boy Scout meeting and
court of honor Monday evening, ad
dressing the scouts on the recent
scout circus at Seattle at which
Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the
Scout movement, was speaker, and
on the international scout jamboree
to be held in Washington, D. C.,
this year. Bert Mason, lone, lone
scout, received first aid and schol
arship merit badges, and LaVerne
Van Marter was awarded merit
badge in carpentry. Sitting on the
court committee were Merle Beck
et, Allan Bean, Claude Pevey and
HERMAN WELCH PASSES.
Herman Welch, 27. native of
Heppner, died at Portland on April
12 of a heart attack. He was born
in Heppner, August 4, 1907, to Mr.
and Mrs. Otis Welch. Mr. Welch
was identified with the then firm of
Rhea & Welch, drygoods merchants.
He is survived by his widow, Viola,
and infant son, Hermon Otis; fath
er, Otis Welch of Portland; mother,
Mrs. Vince Stingle of The Dalles;
brothers, Neale and Carl of The
Dalles, and grandmothers, Mrs. Em
ma Welch, formerly of Heppner,
and Mrs. Kate Neale, both of Port
land. He was a nephew of Mrs.
Fred Bock of this city.
MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED.
Miss Anna Wightman and Claude
ft. Graham were issued a marriage
lioense at the office of Chas. W.
Barlow Tuesday. The marriage will
be an event of Sunday afternoon at
All Saints Episcopal church.
PRESIDENT PEAVY COMING.
President Peavy of Oregon State
college will be in Heppner Monday,
April 29. He is slated for an ad
dress before the Lions club that day.
and Years 1910-1935
Oct. I Nov. I Dec.
1920-192912.19; 1930-1934 li .06
Rites Today for Pioneer
Stockman, First Solon
From This County.
CAME HERE IN 1878
Was Long-Time Resident of Rhea
Creek; Brought First Alfalfa
Seed to Umatilla County.
Henry C. Gay, 88, pioneer stock
man and legislator who introduced
the bill for incorporation of the city
of Heppner, died at his home here
Tuesday afternoon. Funeral ser
vices are being conducted from
Laurence Case mortuary at 2 o'clock
this afternoon, with interment in
Masonic cemetery. Rev. Joseph
Pope, Methodist minister, officiat
ing. Mr. Gay had been la failing health
for several years due to advancing
age, and passed away quietly at
home. Until two days ago he arose
from his bed for a time each day,
and sat up in his chair. He retired
to the home here in 1930.
A native of Cook county, Illinois,
where he was- born November 27,
1846, to Mace and Sarah (Gould)
Gay, natives of Vermont and New
.Hampshire, respectively, he first
sought fortune in the new west as a
young man 23 years of age after
having gained a liberal common
school education in his native state.
He first settled in Solano county,
Calif., and for six years tilled the
soil. He next went to Sacramento
and engaged in dairying for two
years and a half. Driven out by
high waters there in 1878, he came
to Morrow county with his brother
Arthur, landing at Heppner June
12 of that year.
He and his brother bought land
on Rhea creek, and had hardly got
settled when they made a trip as
far as The Dalles helping to subdue
Indians then on the warpath.
Though Rhea creek was then be
coming well settled, the hills inter
vening the Willow creek valley were
as yet untouched by a plow share.
Mr. Gay first engaged in wool
growing. Careful attention to bus
iness combined with wise methods
brought success to his efforts, and
at one time he controlled 2300 acres
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ATTEND BAR MEETING.
Heppner's legal fraternity was
well represented at the Sixth Dis
trict Bar association meeting held
last evening at the K. of P. hall in
Pendleton. J. O. Turner, retiring
president, presided. Newly elected
officers are Homer I. Watts, Athena,
president; A. C. Mclntyre, Pendle
ton, vice president; Fred Schmidt,
Pendleton, secretary, and Geo. Lew
is, Pendleton, treasurer. Attorneys
of Umatilla and Morrow counties
are represented in the organization.
C. Z. Randall was nominated as a
candidate for board of governors
from second congressional district
under new state bar set-up. The in
corporated state bar was discussed
by Roy Raley. Schedule of fees
was raised. Dinner was served by
MORTON CAR DAMAGED.
Returning from the state band
contest Sunday, the E. L. Morton
car- met with an accident between
Hood River and The Dalles, putting
the car out of commission and
causing Mr. Morton and five mem
bers of the band to take the stage
into - Arlington where they, were
picked up by Cornet Green and
brought on home. Apparently the
sun blinded the driver of the other
car which locked horns with the
Morton car, Mr. Morton reported.
His load was delayed considerably
in getting home, arriving about
10:30 that night The car was tow
ed into The Dalles for repairs. No
injuries resulted to any of the oc
cupants. NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY.
A number of new books were
placed on the shelves of the Hepp
ner Public library this week, in
cluding several late books of popu
lar fiction. Most of the books will
be found on the rental shelf. In
cluded are "Grandsons," Louis Ad
amic; "Green Light," Lloyd C.
Douglas; "The State vs. Elinor Nor
ton," Mary Roberts Rlnehart; "Ar
gonaut" Honore Morrow; "The
Case of the Curious Bride," Earl
Stanley Gardner; "Come and Get
It." Edna Ferber; "Time Out of
Mind," Rachel Field: "Dr. Mallnrv."
A. L. Hart; "Angel in the House,"
APRIL SHOWERS BRING
"April showers bring May flow
ers." If the adage be true May
blossoms should be profuse. Addi
tional precipitation of mnlstiirs thin
week of .19 Inch brings the total
ror April so rar to 1.14, with over
cast skies still prevailing. Figures
are for HeDDner. taken frnm ih.
readings of Len L. Gilliam, gov
ernment weatner observer.
Arthur Emmett Botts and Pran
ces Hazel Frank, lone young folks.
were married just after noon today
at the Methodist parsonage by Rev.
Joseph Pope. Accompanying them
were Mrs. L. I. King and two
daughters, Llnea Iris and Reta
Christine King, and Mrs. T. E.
Brown, sister of the bridegroom.
AW STARTING CITY