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Volume 52, Number 10.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, May 16, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
"An Old Spanish Custom"
Portrayed Well by High
MANY ROLES TAKEN
Spanish, Irish, Chinese and Ameri
can Music, Characters and
Dances Please Audience.
The annual high school operetta
"An Old Spanish Custom," was a
total success, thanks to the fine and
hard work of Miss Brownson, Mrs.
Hayes, Miss Peregrine, Mr. Evans,
Marjorie Parker, and the enthus
iastic and large cast
To start things off right there
was a packed house, with extra
chairs being moved in to accommo
And so on with the play
There was Don Jose, owner of
the rancho Rivera, played by Billy
Cochell. He had been to the war
and when he returned he found his
rancho in a ruined condition, with
new owners, or they thought they
were. He had to restore the rancho
to the way it was before he left. In
order to find out all he could he took
the part of a silly person, who was
thought to be insane, and also took
the part of a masked rider, whom
all feared. He played all parts to
Silas Day, man of about forty-five
years, was very well played by Don
Drake. He and his daughter, Billy,
played to perfection by Jessie
French, were the new owners of the
rancho. They and their friends had
come to the rancho. Billy's friends
were attending a conference and
had come to stay with her. They
are: Katherine (Kit) Darling, who
Is easily embarrassed, and feels sor
ry for people. The part of Kit is
well portrayed by Louise Anderson.
Beatrice Thorne (Bea), the girl
looking for a career with her voice,
also to win Stan's heart And who
could have played the part better
than Alice Latourell. Stan oh, he's
Stanley Darling, Kit's big brother
and Mr. Day's right hand man
very well played by Bill Schwarz.
And there was the State Police of
ficer, whom Kit fell so gracefully
for, played excellently by Charles
Cox. The cook, yes, we know, that
is Maggie Murphy, who Is a scream
and adores a fight, and is not par
ticular with whom. The part was
cleverly and excellently played by
Ilene Kenny. The brogue was per
fect. And to leave the visitors of the
rancho and see who lives there all
of the time. There is Maria Pa
tronia, quite an old lady, who loves
the rancho and Don Jose. She has
been his lifetime nurse, the only
mother he remembers. Dorris All
stott played the part perfectly. Sure
and begorry yes, he's Irish. That
is Pat Murphy, Maggie's husband
and Don Jose's "buddy." He is the
typical Irishman. And who played
the part so well? Matt Kenny, of
course, and what an excellent job
he did of It! Yes there was a China
man, too. He was a valuable ser
vant on the rancho, and oh, what
a horrible mustache he had. The
part was taken by La Verne Win
ters, and who could have done it
The interesting characters of the
fiesta were the Grandslre, Paul Phe
lan, wheeled in by his son, Don
Jose's father, Howard Cleveland.
Following there was Don Jose as a
boy, played by Colleen Kilkenny
who did a very clever dance. The
Padre came with the boy Don Jose.
This was played by Ed- Dick.
Dancing, singing and music. All
kinds of it Irish, Spanish, Chinese,
The Spanish dances by Adele
Hayes, Dora Bailey, Harriet Hager,
Don Allstott and Gerald Cason were
much more than perfection.
Much time and work was given
to produce such a live production,
but it was well worth It. The fine
cooperation of the town people and
and members of the school was
Big Masonic Gathering
Coming Here Next Year
The Eastern Oregon Masonic
association will hold its meeting in
Heppner next year, according to
word brought back from La Grande
by members of the local lodge who
attended the meeting there Satur
day. Going over were C. J. D. Bau
man, R. C, Wlghtman, Marvin R.
Wlghtman and Lawrence Beach.
The meetings of the association are
held in May each year and usually
draw an outside attendance of from
two hundred to three hundred Ma
sons, as well as being attended by
grand lodge officers of this and sur
BENEFIT DANCE SET.
A 4-H club benefit dance Is slated
for the Legion hall at lone, Satur
day, June 1, for the purpose of rais
ing funds to ship a carload of sheep
to the state fair this fall. Admission
wilj be 50 cents.
Miss Mable Cool of lone was In
Heppner Monday afternoon trans
acting business In connection with
the 4-H clubs of her district.
FOR CLASS OF 25
Baccalaureate, Junior-Senior Ban
quet, Picnic on Slate in Week
for School Closing.
Twenty-five, one of the largest
classes ever to graduate from Hepp
ner high school, will receive diplo
mas at commencement exercises in
the auditorium next Thursday eve
ning. Paul X. Knoll, professor of
speech at Oregon State college, whl
deliver the address, "An Ace in the
Battles of Peace."
Members of the class are Arleta
Ruth Ashbaugh, Chester L. Chris
tenson, William S. Cochell, Louis
Edwin Dick, Raymond K. Drake,
Jr., Dpnald Ellsworth Drake, Jessie
Mabel French, Louis L. Gilliam, Joe
Green, Darrel Harris, Floyd Ray
mond Jones, Matt Kenny, Mary II
ene Kenny, Ilene Kilkenny, Juanita
Alice Morgan, Ervin Perlberg, Paul
Phelan, Farris H. Prock, Frances
Erma Rugg, William Henry Sch
warz, Jennie Marie Swendig, Andy
Van Schoiack, Lorena Isabel Wil
Baccalaureate services will be
held Sunday evening at the auditor
ium with Rev. Ralph V. Hinkle,
Episcopal minister of Pendleton, de
livering the address, and other pas
tors of the city assisting. A special
choir under direction of L. Edwin
Beach will sing.
One of the large social events of
the closing season, the Junior-Senior
banquet, will be held Wednesday
evening at Hotel Heppner. On Tu
esday the entire school will take the
day off for a picnic in the moun
tains, the place for which has not
JOHN HAYES WAS
Native of Oregon Who Came to
County in 1877, Passes In Port
land; Burial Here Today.
Commitment services for John
H. Hayes, pioneer stockraiser of
Morrow county who died at his
home in Portland Monday, are be
ing held at 2:30 this afternoon at
Masonic cemetery with Heppner
lodge A. F. & A. M. officiating. Fun
eral rites were held at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning from the Hol
man & Lutz Colonial mortuary,
Portland, and the body arrived this
John Henry Hayes, the last mem
ber of his family, was born March
30, 1856, in Lane county, this state,
to William Jefferson and Sarah
Cape (Hart) Hayes, being aged 79
years, 1 month and 15 days. He
married Elizabeth Cornelison In
1876, and together they came to
Morrow county in 1877, settling on
what is now known as the Scher
zlnger farm on Rhea creek. Mrs.
Hayes passed away In 1884, and Mr.
Hayes married Mrs. Melvina With
ers in 1905.
Mr. Hayes engaged actively in
stockraising here until 1915 when
he retired from active management
because of ill health. The business
was continued by his son and part
ner, Joseph M., who was taken Into
the business in 1900. Father and
son together extended their hold
ings to one of the largest opera
tions in the county with headquar
ters on Little Butter creek. Mr.
Hayes removed his home to Port
land In 1908, where he had since
resided. He had been In failing
health for several yeiirs.
He had long been a member of
Heppner lodge A. F. & A. Masons.
Throughout his residence here, he
was a highly respected citizen and
leaves a wide circle of friends here.
Besides his widow, he is survived
by his sons, Joseph M. of Lone
Rock and Erbie of Spokane.
Hunters, Anglers Club
Would Build Up Game
Morrow County Hunters and An
glers club, which seeks to augment
the fish and game of the county,
was organized Monday evening with
D. A. Wilson, president; W. O. Bay
lcss, vice-president, and Charles B.
A number of local sportsmen have
affiliated and an invitation is ex
tended to anyone Interested In the
work to join the club. The nom
inal membership fee of 50 cents a
year will be used In accomplishing
the club's aims. The club sponsors
believe that the fields, mountains
and streams of Morrow county need
to be replenished with fish and
game, and that this county has pos
sibilities of becoming one of the
greatest sportsmen's paradises in
Members of the court house force
helped Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Nicker
son of Morrow County Abstract &
Title Co. observe their 22nd wed
ding anniversary Tuesday after
noon. Congratulations were extend
ed while Ice cream bars were being
muched In the clerk's office. Rep
resentatives of the press were let In
on the party.
Cars are needed to transport stu
dents to the annual high school
picnic In the mountains next Tues
day, announces Edward F. Bloom,
superintendent. Where possible
parents are invited to accompany
LOCALS SECOND WIN
Exhibition of McRoberts
and Gilman Feature
LEAGUE HALF OVER
Fossil Remains Undefeated as lone
Beaten, 6-2; Arlington Coming
for Game Next Sunday.
Won Lost Pet.
Foil 5 0 1.000
Arlington 4 1 .800
Condon 8 2 .600
Heppner 2 3 .400
Blalock 1 4 .200
lone 0 6 .000
Last Sunday's Results : Heppner 17 at
Blalock 8; lone 2 at Fossil 6; Condon 10
at Arlington 13.
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday:
Arlington at Heppner ; Condon at lone ;
Fossil Ml Blalock.
HeppneK broke into the winning
column for the second time Sunday
as play in the Wheatland league
reached the half way point, de
feating Blalock on the river lads'
lot, 17-8. At the same time Fossil
retained uncontested supremacy by
beating lone, 6-2. Next Sunday lo
cal fans will have an opportunity to
see Arlington, Fossil's leading pen
nant contestant, when they appear
at Rodeo field.
While Blalock bobbles were much
responsible for Heppner's large
score that combined with weak
pitching the local aggregation dis
played its best baseball of the sea
son by turning in but two errors.
Rod Thomson went the route in the
box and performed nicely by allot
ing but eight hits, mostly scattered.
But it was the nice playing of two
high school lads, McRoberts at
short and Gilman at second, that
shone in the locals' performance.
They handled 10 chances with one
error. The error was McRoberts'
on an easy grounder which he at
tempted to cover too fast. And in
the performance was a fast double
play, McRoberts to Gilman to Ev
ans, handled In big league fashion.
The performance of the boys was
equally good at bat Gilman showed
a good batting eye by drawing four
walks out of six trips up, though
he failed to hit safely, while McRob
erts made a couple of clean singles,
ana was hit oncj in the same num
ber of tries.
Heppner started the scoring the
first time up. With two away Ray
Massey was safe on an error, stole
second and took third on a wild peg,
men scored on Thomsons hit
Thomson in turn beig caught steal
Blalock came back in its half to
tally thrice. After two were gone
L. Bartlemay walked to score on C.
Miller's three-bagger, Miller in turn
crossing the plate when Hayes
dropped Kirby's pot fly on a hard
try. Kirby scored on L. Miller's
two-bagger, but the latter was cut
off at third on the throw-in by
Crawford. The river lads added to
their lead in the third with three
more tallies on Wheelhouse and L.
Miller being hit followed by singles
by L, Miller and Vertrees.
Then with the score 6-1 in the
fifth, Heppner began putting the
game on ice. In that inning 11 bats
men were up and nine had scored
on three walks, a hit batsman, and
three hits abetted by several Bla
lock bobbles. The next inning seven
more runs came In on four hits, two
walks and some more errors.
Blalock picked up a couple more
runs in the sixth, but the damage
had been done.
Box score and summary:
HEPPNEK AB R H
Evans, 1 6 2 1
A. Massey, c .. 6
It. Massey, r 6
Thomson, p 6
Hayes, m 4
McHoberts, s B
(lilman, 2 2
Crnwford, 1 6
Ferpruson. 8 A
Totals 46 n 11 27
MikktUo, 1 6
Wheelhouse, 1 4
L. Hai-tlemny. c 4
Miller, 3 4
Kirby, m 4
L. Miller, 2 4
Vertrees, s .. 4
Taylor, r 4
D. Bartlemay, p 2
Buck, p 2
Earned runs, Heppner 8,
hy pitched ball, Thomson
8 27 17 9
Blalock 2; hit
Wheelhout.e, C. Miller by Thomson ; first
base on balls off Thomson 2, off Bartlemay
2, off Buck 8 ; struck out bv Thomson 8,
by Buck 8 ; three base hits, A. Massey, C.
Miller; two base hits, L. Miller, Vertreeg.
Heppner umpire, John Miller; scorer, Don
PLANTS ALFALFA NURSERIES.
Joe Belanger, county agent, Is es
tablishing alfalfa nurseries this
week at the Frank Wilkinson, Tony
Vey and Tom O'Brien farms to test
different varieties. Plantings in
clude the lately college-approved la
dak along with Grimm, Cossack
and the common variety. On But
ter creeks especially many alfalfa
fields were destroyed by the freeze
of 1033, and it is expected the nur
series will be of assistance in re
estabishing such fields.
ATTEND RIVER MEETING.
S. E. Notson, C. J. D. Bauman
and Lawrence Beach motored to
.Lewlston yesterday to attend a
hearing on upper Columbia river
development before the board of
MRS. AUDREY HERRINGTON
who will conduct the Electric
Homemaklng Institute and Cook
KITCHEN CAN BE
'GUEST ROOM', TOO
Noted Home Counselor to Present
Innovations in Homemaklng
at Cooking School Here.
"I've taken an idea from Emily
.post," declares Mrs. Audrey Har
rington who will be in Heppner
May 20 and 21 to conduct long
awaited Electric Homemaklng In
stitute and Cooking School. "And
that idea is transforming your kit
chen into an extra 'guest room.'
"It is now socially correct to en
tertain visitors in your kitchen if
their arrival finds you engaged in
some kitchen task inconvenient for
you to quit. Just keep on with your
work. Don't upset your household
schedule. It isn't difficult to be hos
pitable and work at the same time.
There is one important considera
tion, however. Your kitchen must
be as attractive as the rest of your
"To help women beautify their
kitchen I have gathered a great
deal of information on kitchen mod
ernizing and decoration for my pro
gram. Many of my suggestions can
be accomplished very easily and in
expensively. A little imagination,
a little carpentry, a.ttle paint and
correct lighting can often perform
"Like my other homemaking sug
gestions, my kitchen 'guest room'
plan is to help you make your work
easier and more enjoyable. Noth
ing in homemaking should be an
"But please don't think that my
entire program is remodeling. You
are going to be given many new
recipes and menus new ways of
serving suggestions on how to get
the most out of your electrical ap
Everyone interested is invited to
this important event. It will be held
at the Heppner school gym. Each
session will begin at 2:00 p. m.
Cooperating to make this Institute
possible are Case Furniture com
pany, Gilliam & Bisbee, Green's
Hardware, Hill Electric Shop and
Pacific Power & Light company.
Band Presents Concert
The Heppner school band will
present their annual band concert
in the gym-auditorium tomorrow
night, May 17, at 8:00 p. m. There
will be no admission charge and the
public is cordially invited to attend.
The instrumentation of the band
Cornets and trumpets Juanita
Morgan, Jennie Swendig, Irene Bea
mer, Charles Cox, Gerald Cason,
Jack Merrill, Harry Tamblyn.
Clarinets Harriet Hager, Ray
Coblantz, Richard Hayes, Omer Mc
Caleb, Donald Jones.
Saxophones Bill Schwarz, Joe
Green, Boyd Redding, Betty Hap
pold. Altos Jesse Tinsley, Donald Ben
nett, Calvin Crawford.
Baritone Hugh Crawford.
Trombones Billy Cochell, Jack
son Gilliam, Norton King, John
Crawford, Joe Aiken.
Basses Jim Driscoll, Billy Mc
Caleb. Drums Buddy Blakley. Ethyl
Some members are listed in both
bands. These are intermediates
who will be In the school band fol
lowing the concert.
Trumpets Jack Morton, Donald
Fell, Thomas Gonty, Donald Fred
erlckson, Kay Ferguson, Kemp
Altos Calvin Crawford, Jackson
Cantwell, Jimmy Gemmcll, Jack
Clarinets Donald Jones, Allan
Gibb, Paul Dooltttle, Katherine
Thompson, Caroline Vaughn, Jean
Trombones Joe Aiken, John
Crawford, Billy Barratt.
Drums Buddy Blakley, Milton
Saxophones Betty Happold, Mar
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton, will be at
Heppner Hotel on Wednesday, May
For Sale Howard heating stove
and wicker porch set cheap. Mrs.
Landing Field Thrills
Lions Director and
BACK UPPER RIVER
Development Above Umatilla Rap
ids Essential to Permanent Set
up, Held; Mrs. Gault Sings.
Ted R. Gillenwaters, the flying
district governor of Oregon Lions,
and Ed F. Shea, Oregon member of
board of directors for Lions Inter
national, flew into town Tuesday
evening for a meeting with the lo
cal club. They made a nice three'
point landing on the hillside golf
course shortly before 5 o'clock in
the evening and were greeted bv C.
J. D. Bauman, president, and other
members of the local club besides
a nock of kiddies.
"Whew! We're glad that's over."
It wasn't said in so many words.
But the expression could be read on
their faces, and was further sub
stantiated by several not too com
plimentary remarks anent the land
ing field soon after they alighted.
Mr. Shea, co-pilot directed Mr. Gil
lenwaters to land on top of the
school, preferring its nice flat sur
face to the apparent knoll picked
by Mr. Gillenwaters. He compared
the landing to the attempt of a
golfer to place his ball on one of
those knobby greens on the more
The thrill was all the damaee
done, however, and they took off
nicely about 11 o'clock yesterday
morning to make a noon engage
ment at La Grande on their air
tour of the district, expecting to
make Baker for another encase
ment in the evening.
Both Mr. Shea and Mr. Gillenwa
ters stressed the comeback Lionism.
and especially Lionism in Oregon,
is making from the depression, in
addresses before the local club. Or
egon is now in seventh place, finan
cially, among the many districts,
and showing a constant gain in
membership. Their remarks were
centered on the Btate and interna
tional conventions, the first to be
held In The Dalles, June 1-2-3, and
the latter in Mexico City in July.
neppner has received signal rec
ognition at the state convention
through being invited to stage a
model luncheon at noon on the sec
ond day. S. E. Notson was an
nounced as the speaker, Dr. Rich
ard C. Lawrence and Joe Belanger
were detailed as the stunt commit
tee, and the club quartet was called
upon to perform for the occasion.
President Bauman named Jap
Crawford, Dick Lawrence, Henry
Aiken and Earl Eskelson as the
The meeting was turned into a
meeting of the commercial club,
with President S. E. Notson presid
ing, long enough to pass a resolu
tion favoring the upper Columbia
river development program which
would make shipping possible above
Umatilla rapids. Mr. Notson esti
mated that 90 percent of the poten
tial tonnage for river transportation
lies tributary to this part of the
program and that its development
is necessary to insure permanent
and adequate shipping facilities on
the river. Lawrence Beach of Lex
ington was present and asked for
dollar memberships in Inland Em
pire Waterways association, the
principal organization for pushing
the river development program.
A special feature was the singing
of a group of songs by Mrs. J. L.
Gault, soprano, accompanied by Mrs.
J. U. Turner, which were well re
ceived. Grade Commencement
Set for Wednesday
The commencement exercises for
the eighth grade class of the Hepp
ner public schools will be held in the
gym-auditorium on Wednesday, May
22, 8:00 p. m. Alvin Kleinfeldt, pas
tor of the Church of Christ, will de
liver the address.
The class roll is as follows: Viola
Maude Bailey, Lola Bundy, Alvina
Fae Casebeer, Patricia Jeanne Ca
son, Norma Christenson, Carol Co
blantz, Helen Egan, Zelma Eskel
son, Helen Gammell, Betty Marie
Happold, Nona Faye Howell, Fran
ces Jane McCarty, Georgia Martin,
Irene Perlberg, Juanita Frances
Phelps, Betty Jean Robinson, Joe
Aiken, Hubert Albee, Don Allstott
Billy Barratt, Nalbro Cox, Clarence
Emery Coxen, John S. Crawford,
Jr., Donald R. Fell, Donald I. Fred
erickson, Thomas T. Gonty, Rufus
E. Hill, Arthur C. McAtee, Omer K.
McCaleb, Milton L. Morgan, Rich
ard T. Wilkinson.
BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN.
Miss Helen Gammell, bride-elect,
was honored with a miscellaneous
shower on Saturday afternoon at
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Gammell, by her sister,
Mrs. Edna Piatt Thirty guests
were present and many gifts were
sent by friends and relatives who
could not attend. Misses Helen
Egan, Georgia Martin, Edna Stev
ens and Lois Jones assisted Miss
Helen in serving delicious refresh
ments of ice cream, cake and sand
wiches at the close of a pleasanti
B. P. W. BANQUET
Many Mothers-Daughters Feted at
Annual Dinner; Music, Speeches
and Flowers Mark Occasion.
Accommodations of Hotel Hepp-
ner were taxed Monday evening for
me annual Mothers-Daughters ban'
quet sponsored by Business & Pro-
lessional Womens club, one of the
colorful social affairs of the year,
More than 100 mothers and daugh
ters attended. Mrs. Sarah Parker,
moiner or Frank S. Parker, as the
oldest and Mrs. Frank Amarilla as
the youngest mothers present were
presented special corsages, while
each mother received a like gift
The tables were beautiful with
spring flowers and special place
cards of yellow and orange crepe
paper mothers of colonial days.
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers was toast-
mistress, and program numbers in
cluded club collect by Miss Mildred
Peregrine; group singing at the be
ginning and between courses direct
ed by Miss Juanita Leathers ac
companied by Miss Eula McMillan;
song, "Sweet and Low," fifth and
sixth grade girls; "Origin of Moth
ers' Day," Dorris Allstott; "My Tri
bute to Mother," Dora Bailey; "Our
Daughters, What They Mean to Us,"
Mrs. David Ecoles; song, "Songs
My Mother Taught Me," high school
girls' trio; "A Mother of 1886," Mrs.
Sarah Parker; "A Mother of 1935,"
Mrs. Edward F. Bloom; musical
reading, "Mother, Frances McRob
erts; "What I Won't Do When I'm
a Mother," Alice Latourell; solos,
"That Wonderful Mother of Mine,"
"Mother Machree," Mrs. E. L. Mor
ton; "What I Would Do if I Were
a Girl Again," Mrs. Paul M. Gem
mell. PIONEER WOMAN
CALLED TO REST
Mrs. Mary A. Bartholomew Re
sided Here 39 Years; Came
to County In 1883.
Mrs. Mary A. Bartholomew, be
loved pioneer mother of Heppner
and Morrow county, died at the
home here Tuesday afternoon fol
lowing a lingering Illness. She was
the widow of Judge Alba G. Bar
tholomew, county judge from 1896
1904. Funeral services were held from
the Methodist church, of which Mrs.
Bartholomew had long been a mem
ber, at 11 o'clock this morning, Rev.
Joseph Pope officiating and ar
rangements in charge of Phelps Fu
neral home. Interment was in Ma
sonic cemetery beside the grave of
Mr. Bartholomew. A large con
course of friends and relatives join
ed in paying tribute to the fine life.
Mary Ann Coe was born to Silas
and Kathryn (Walters) Coe at Col
umbus, Ohio, December 24, 1849.
She was united in marriage to Alba
G. Bartholomew, a veteran of the
Civil war, at Elmwood, Illinois, Oc
tober 16, 1867. The family came to
Oregon In 1881, locating first at
Milton, then removing to Morrow
county in 1883, where Mr. Barthol
omew engaged in the stock busi
ness until 1896 and the family home
was made on Butter creek. In 1896
Mr. Bartholomew was elected coun
ty judge and the home was made in
town where Mrs. Bartholomew had
resided for the 39 years since. Mr.
Bartholomew passed on a number
of years ago.
Mrs. Bartholomew was of the type
of sterling pioneer motherhood who
builded the solid West being at all
times a constant wife, mother,
neighbor and friend, and claiming
the respect and admiration of all
who knew her. To Mr. and Mrs.
Bartholomew were born seven chil
dren of whom the following sur
vive: Harry Elmo of Echo, Edwin Ev
erett of Bingen, Wash., Charles
Herbert of Echo, Jennie Viola Sal-
ing of Corvallis, Eva Estella Doo-
ley of Estacada, and Frederick Coe
Penney Store Changes
Heads; Cash Promoted
J. D. Cash, manager of the J. C.
Penney Co. store since its opening
several years ago, has received word
of promotion to the managership of
the store at La Grande, and George
Howard who was connected with
the local store for more than a year
arrived this week from Walla Walla
to succeed Mr. Cash. Mr. Cash ex
pected to go to La Grande shortly
though the family home will not be
Announcement of the removal of
the Cash family has been regretful
ly received by their many friends.
xney have been active In the life of
the community, Mr. and Mrs. Cash
being leaders In American Legion
and auxiliary work, and will be
greatly missed. Mr. and Mrs. How
ard have many friends here who
extend them a hearty welcome.
VISITING MASONS EXPECTED.
8 Members of Masonic lodges at
W lone, Arlington and Pendleton
are expected to be present at the
regular communication of Heppner
Lodge No. 69, A. F. & A. M., next
Tuesday evening, at which time the
M. M. degree will be conferred. All
members are urged to be present
by Marvin -Wlghtman, W. M.
J. E. Hams of Hardman was a
buslnses visitor In town today.
DITCH CREEK ITER
Court Starts Move to Di
vert into Willow Creek;
SEEK LOSS IN LINE
Steps to 'Secure More Water De
layed by Council; County Well
Meets Emergency Need.
A move to divert the entire flow
of DHch creek into Willow creek is
under way by the county court in
cooperation with the city of Hepp
ner to augment the flow of the lat
ter creek for irrigation purposes.
Following a preliminary investiga
tion Tuesday, H. A. Tamblyn, coun
ty engineer, and crew started a
survey of the project yesterday with
a view to cutting a channel between
the two creeks with the county
The city several years ago tapped
Ditch creek with an eight inch pipe,
and the investigation Tuesday re
vealed this pipe still to be in good
condition and running a good flow
into Willow creek, but not carry
ing near the entire flow of Ditch
creek, reported J. O. Rasmus, wa-
termaster. He said that Ditch creek
appears to be running more water
than Willow creek, so that if the
entire flow is diverted it should
more than double the supply of wa
ter from Willow.
Ditch creek flows into the north
fork of the John Day at present,
and its water is little used for irri
gation. The court believes that the
cost of diverting it would be more,
than justified by the additional wa
ter that would be provided for ir
rigation on lower Willow creek, and
the city is interested in the project
as a reserve water supply which it
may tap in. emergencies.
ihe council in special session Fri
day evening decided to take no
steps toward providing more water
until the flow through the pipe line
had been gauged to determine how
much loss is sustained in the line.
A meter salesman was in town
Monday, but his wares were deem
ed too costly, and further steps were
unaeriaKen to -measure the water.
In the meantime the supply from
the county well has proved adequate
to care for the immediate emer
gency, and irrigation is being per
mitted, though users are required
to conserve all water possible. If
necessary at any time, the water
master was instructed to turn wa
ter from the creek into the pipe line.
In the first 22 hours after it was
turned in the county well water
had raised the amount in the main
reservoir by 35,000 gallons, and with
the pumping the water in the well
itself was raised eight feet
If it is determined that consider
able loss is being sustained in the
pipe line, it was the sense of the
council that relaying of pipe, at
least to the amount of one and a
quarter miles as recently contract
ed, will proceed Immediately. It is
known that much of the concrete
pipe sector of the line is in bad con
dition and should be replaced.
When and if it is established that
a more adequate permanent water
supply is needed, the council has
several plans under consideration
for providing it.
4-H Club Headquarters
Being Built by Court
What is expected to be one of
the greatest stimuli to 4-H club
work in the county is under way
of accomplishment by the county
court the Installation of a model
kitchen and general headquarters
at the fair pavilion. Mrs. Marvin
R. Wightman, trained home econ
omist, has accepted the directorship
of all 4-H homemaking and cook
ing clubs and has been given charge
of the model kitchen. She will also
assist any ladies' groups who are
invited to make use of the facil
ities. The model kitchen will be equip
ped with Flamo range, Electro-Lux
refrigerator and other modern ap
pliances, and may be used for dem
onstrations at any time. It is ex
pected to be of special assistance
in staging the 4-H club fair in con
nection with the wool and grain
show and Rodeo this fall. The work
of remodeling to accommodate the
model kitchen is expected to be
completed within a few days.
MISS BROWNSON RESIGNS.
Miss Shirley Brownson, music and
commercial teacher In the high
school, this week resigned the po
sition for next year to accept an
offer from the Pendleton schools.
She is just completing her first year
with the local schools and has had
a highly successful year. Besides
her work In the school Miss Brown
son was recently elected president
of the Business and Professional
Mrs. Casha Shaw, who lost her
residence in Clarks canyon by fire
last week, was tendered a shower
Monday by some fifty friends. In
reporting the event Tuesday, Mrs.
Shaw expressed warm appreciation
for the fine gifts. "It not only show
ered, It Just poured down," was the
way she expressed It