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Volume 52, Number 19.
14 Signatories Promise
to Work for Organiza
tion of District..
Government Official Advises Step;
Gives Encouragelng Report on
Prospect; $300,000 Cost
Are Willow and Rhea creeks to
relieved In the future of damaging
floods such as have taken heavy
toll In the past?
They will if the object of action
taken this week by 14 prominent
taxpayers reaches fruition. The
14 taxpayers, namely Frank S. Par
ker, J. J. Wightman, W. C. Cox,
Fred Hos-kins, Grant Olden, J. U.
Thomson, Jeff Jones, R A. Thomp
son, Henry Cohn, E. E. Rugg, H. J.
Biddle, R. H. Lane, W. E. Barnett
and James L. Leach, signed a state
ment to the war department that
they would work for the establish
ment of a flood control district in
the territory affected, which dis
trict would provide rights-of-way
for the construction of two dams,
take care of maintenance, and oth
erwise hold the government harm
less from damages in case the gov
ernment sees fit to construct the
Necessity for organization of a
flood control district to take care
of the local angle of the dam con
struction was pointed out by En
gineer Darr, In charge of second
Oregon rivers and harbors district,
when in the city Sunday. He said
that legal advice had been received
that county courts have no right to
obligate themselves for the local
expense end of such projects and
advised organization of a flood con
trol district as provided for by an
act of the 1935 legislature.
Darr was enthusiastic about the
feasibility and advisability of con
structing the flood control dams,
and believed a convincing showing
could be made to the board of army
engineers at Washington. His rec
ommendations showing type and
location of dams was complete. The
estimated cost was placed at $300,
000, the majority of which expense
would be for labor, as material
costs would not be large.
Following his advice the state
ment to the war department was
signed Monday and placed in the
mail that evening, so that it could
be Included with his report.
It was believed the statement of
taxpayers in the district would help
facilitate action in Washington,
but it is probable that actual con
struction cannot be started until
the flood control district is organ
ized. Before the district can be organ
ized It is necessary that proper pe
tition be made to the state engin
eer, the boundaries of the district
established, and an election held at
which a majority of the taxpayers
within the proposed district must
sanction Its establishment
Judge W. T. Campbell and Com
missioners Frank S. Parker and
George N. Peck, members of the
county court who made application
for the project, all believe chances
very favorable for obtaining the
dams. While It is necessary to as
sume some obligation locally In or
der to obtain them, they believe the
benefits the money which will be
spent in the work of construction,
and the reduction of flood hazards
in the future far out-weigh the
financial risk Involved, and that the
project should find ready support
from everyone in the proposed dis
Ed Gonty and Jim Archer re
turned home Sunday from a trip
into Canada, going as far as Medi
cine Hat, Saskatchewan. They re
port wonderful scenery through the
Canadian Rockies, but say that
economic conditions In the section
visited appear to be considerably
worse than prevail here. They went
north by way of Kings Gate, and
passed the site where a mountain
side gave way, completely burying
the old mining town of Frank.
Passing this site the curiosity of
the men was aroused by the Im
mense heap of boulders. A tourlbt
bus was stopped there, and a
"spieler" was apparently telling the
story of the catastrophe. The men
did not stop, and did not know what
it was all about until they reached
the home of Mr. Archer's niece
near Medicine Hat, where the men
visited. There, Mr. Archer said,
they learned something of the story.
Frank was an old mining town with
some 300 or 400 inhabitants, situ
ated in a deep canyon. The pre
cipitous mountainside gave way,
completely filling the canyon, and
so far as Is known no living thing
ever came out of the town. Len L.
Gilliam once made a trip past there
by train, and on returning home
Mr. Archer learned from him that
the catastrophe happened In 1903,
the same year as the Heppner flood.
At one time the government had
engineers look over the Bltuation
to ascertain the possibility of re
covering a considerable amount of
gold which was In the Frank bank
at the time, but the work of recov
ery was considered hopeless.
City Play Improvements
Told by W.S.C. Professor
"Play" was the theme of a So
cratlc league discussion led by S.
E. Notson before the Monday Lions
luncheon, which brought a number
of suggestions for improvement of
recreation facilities of the city.
Prof. C. R. Ham, Washington State
college, In the city auditing books
of the various school districts, sug
gested building of tennis court and
swimming tank as two much need
ed play assets.
Professor Ham gave the site for
merly occupied by the old PalaceT
notel as an meal piace tor tne lo
cation of a tennis court, believing
that contribution of labor toward
putting the lot into grass surround
ed by trees would beautify what is
now an eyesore.
Appropriate to the subject in
hand was the presentation made
by Chas. B. Cox to Dr. Richard C.
Lawrence of a pair of running
shoes. The shoes are expected to be
used by Lawrence in a match race
with Harry Dinges of Lexington,
an event which promoters hope will
be presented as a feature of Rodeo
time. The spikes were used by the
200-odd pound doctor when he was
a 10-second man in Pendleton high
school. He had sent for them a
few days before, and having ar
rived unbeknown to him, were
caused to be presented as a feature
of the luncheon.
Fred Lucas Appointed
New Justice of Peace
Meet his honor, Judge Fred Lu
cas. It wouldn't be advisable to meet
him officially. To do so might en
tail a stiff fine and costs. For the
judge is no other than Heppner's
new justice of the peace who, Tues
day, completed his commission re
ceived from Governor Martin. It
will be his duty, privilege, and may
hap pleasure to preside over justice
court and to pronounce sentence
upon such trangressors as may ap
pear therein.
Heppner has gone justice-of-the-peaceless
for some two months,
since the late judge, E. R Huston,
resigned the post. Governor Mar
tin first appointed S. P. Devin, late
city chief of police, to the post but
Mr. Devin declined to accept.
Now, Fred says he's the goat.
Rhea Creek Rallies in 9th
To Nose Out Local Team
Heppner stole the lead from
Rhea Creek in Sunday's ball game
at Rodeo field only to lose it in a
heart-rending finish, as Rhea
Creek won 15-14 after a ninth Inn
ing batting spree. Fred Hoskins,
R. C. manager, helped boost the
score along as he poled out two
home runs, both off the offerings of
young Bill McRoberts, who took
over the pitching chore from Low
ell Turner in the fifth Inning.
It was the seventh win for Rhea
Creek in ten games played this sea
son. Clinton Rohrer got the longest
hit of the day for Heppner, a three
bagger. Playing on the respective
teams were, Rhea Creek, Williams,
c; Dale Brown, p; Fred Hoskins,
1; Jones, 2; L Lieuallen, 3; E. Lieu
alien, s; H. Hayes, If; H. McCurdy,
cf; Cole, rf. Heppner, B. Massey,
c; L. Turner, p-s; Burchell, 1; D.
Turner, 2; J. Farley, 3; B. McRob
erts, s-p; C. Hayes, If; C. Rohrer,
cf; Cummings, rf.
Judge and Mrs. Campbell
Pass 49th Married Year
"Forty-nine years ago today I
met a girl in Walla Walla and mar
ried her the same day." Judge W.
T. Campbell was author of that
statement Saturday. The judge
qualified the statement by saying
that it really wasn't a case of love
at first sight. The meeting had
been prearranged, and the Mrs.
Campbell-to-be arrived by train.
With just a year to go until their
golden wedding anniversary, Judge
and Mrs. Campbell made no spec
lal celebration of the event Satur
day, but plans are being laid to
.make proper observance of the 50th
anniversary. Already their son,
Arthur W. Campbell, chemist with
National Chemical Products com
pany at Terre Haute, Ind., has an
nounced his intention of being
home for the occasion.
"Big Mat" Matthews, he who
holds the long distance record
among traveling salesmen still
making the Morrow county trade,
was in Heppner yesterday showing
considerable Improvement since his
recent severe illness. He has been
back on the road for a couple of
months and finds considerable In
dication of Improvement over his
territory. The wheat crop's not
going to be too hot, but difficulties
in the lumber industry have work
ed to the advantage of the pine
mills In the central Oregon district.
It's the first time in his memory
that Burns and Bend papers have
carried advertisements for sawyers,
he said. While there are more
young hoboes along the main high
ways than he ever saw, still folks
over In the John Day country are
having difficulty getting hay hands.
Earl T. Fulkerson has been ap
pointed engineer In charge of the
local soil conservation service work
and arrived on the job last week.
Since his arrival he has been oc
cupied with looking ovec the field
to outline the work which will be
undertaken as soon as the CCC
camp gets under way.
Mrs. Emily McMurray, Native of
North Carolina, Dies; Three
Children Beside in County.
Mrs. Emily McMurray passed
away at her home In this city on
1 Tuesday morning. Although in poor
health for some months she has
been able to be about until about
ten days ago when she suffered a
stroke from which she did not rally.
Mrs. McMurray was born in
North Carolina on February 18,
1851. She was married to W. G.
McMurray In 1869. To their union
were born twelve children, ten of
whom survive her. With Mr. Mc
Murray a home was made in Ureo,
North Carolina, until 1917 when
they came to lone. Always cheer
ful and independent she lived out
her years in a spirit that will long
be remembered by friends and
neighbors. She was a member of
the Baptist church.
The sons and daughters who sur
vive Mrs. McMurray are Mrs. Laura
Prince, Campobello, South Carolina, !
A. L. McMurray of Columbus, N.
C, Fred McMurray, Hermiston,
Laxton McMurray, lone, Clarence
McMurray, Mullen, Idaho, Hugh
McMurray, Sharon, Wash., Mrs. I.
R. Robison, Mrs. Loren Hale and
Mrs. Ralph Harris, lone, and Mrs.
H. E. Werst, Clarkston, Wash. She
also leaves 21 grandchildren and
8 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the
Baptist church on Wednesday af
ternoon, Rev. W. W. Head of Cath
lamet Wash., giving the address.
Appropriate songs were sung by
Mrs. W. G. Roberts, Mrs. Paul Bal-
siger, Paul G. Balsiger and Edward
Keller accompanied by Mrs. E. J.
Blake. Pallbearers were E. J.
Bristow, Bert Mason, P. J. Linn, E.
J. Keller, J. H. Bryson and M. E.
Cotter. Interment was made in the
I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Mrs. O. G. Bergstrom and sons
of Portland are visiting at the Eric
Bergstrom farm.
Lou Russell and J. M. Morrell of
the Shaver Forwarding company
of Portland were business visitors
here last week.
Mr.' and Mrs. George Stanton
(Josephine Woolery) of Portland
spent a part of Saturday calling on
friends and relatives.
Mrs. Thelma Hall and George
Newton of South Bend, Wash., ar
rived on Friday. They returned
home Sunday accompanied by Mrs.
Millie Newton and Mrs. Jalmar
Koski and daughter, Thelma Jean,
who have visited here for some
Mrs. Opal Christopherson and
James Farley, son of Mrs. Margaret
barley of willows, were married at
Yakima, Wash., last Friday, July
13. They will make their home
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nichoson, Mrs.
Frank Engelman and Mrs. Millie
Newton visited friends in Echo on
last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Propka and two
sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, have been
visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Holub. Mrs. Holub, a sis
ter of Mr. Propka, accompanied
them to the Willamette valley for
a visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Mitchell and
daughter, Mrs. Ivy Wetherford, of
Grass Range, Montana, arrived on
Sunday for a visit with old friends.
The Mitchell's used to live on the
Feeley farm, leaving here about the
time of the Heppner flood. Mr. Mit
chell Is in the stock raising busi
ness in Montana and says that
crops there have been poor for the
past two years or so.
Miss Evelyn and David Wheeler
of Colorado accompanied by Mrs.
Chas..M. Wagner of Portland ar
rived at the A. W. Lundell ranch
on Monday. On Wednesday, ac
companied by the Lundells they
drove to Nampa, Idaho, for a short
visit with an uncle of the Wheelers
and of Mrs. Lundell.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Lindseth and
children and Mrs. Elizabeth Gar
field visited Mrs. Ella Davidson a
few days last week, departing for
their home in Portland Friday.
Paul Dickey, student pastor of
the Congregational church, gave a
talk on his work in a South African
mission among the Zulu's at the
women's ' Missionary meeting last
Thursday afternoon. On Sunday
evening he gave an illustrated lec
on the same subject, showing about
fifty photographs he had taken of
the country and people.
Mrs. Blanche Hummel has re
turned to Portland aftea visit at
the Heliker farm.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson and
Mrs. Elmo McMillan were Pendle
ton visitors Monday.
Miss Betty Jean Mankln hna
been visiting at Sunnyside, Wash.
Mrs. Wrex Hickok returned to
her home in Portland Monday,
R. B. Rice of Lexington was a
business visitor here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Koehrlng
(Arlene Balsiger) and children of
Indianapolis and Mrs. Elsie Combe
are visiting at the P. G. Balsiger
home. Mrs. Combe is a sister of
Mrs. Balsiger. They expect to be
here about six weeks.
Paul Dickey went to Portland
Monday to attend a church confer
ence. He will return Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Blake
have moved to Heppner where Mr.
Blake is in charge of the Morrow
County Grain Growers warehouse.
Mrs. Mary Cunningham who has
been visiting at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Elmer Griffith, re-
Metal Discovery Made
on Wilson Prairie; Val
ue Set at $200 Ton.
Nick Leathers and Irl Clary, Hard
man, Make Aluminum Find;
Idaho Concern Interested.
It's not the lure of gold but of
aluminum that is building high the
hopes of a group of Morrow county
fortune seekers who are staking
claims on Wilson prairie, some 17
miles south of Hardman adacent
to the Heppner-Spray road.
Irl Clary and Nick Leathers of
Hardman are the prospectors whose
picks revealed a promising looking
ore, reports G. A. Bleakman, for-
mer county commissioner anu
Hardman stage operator who him
self has staked out a claim in the
vicinity of the "find." Assay re
ports show the ore to be about 75
percent aluminum, with two other
metals of value present, and the
alleged value is set at $200 a ton.
The ore was discovered by the
Hardman miners three weeks ago,
and Clary who formerly worked for
a mining company in Idaho, sent
samples of the ore to that concern.
He received answer from the com
pany that they would give him a re
port on It by Friday last. However,
instead of a written report, three
representatives of the mining com
pany called at the "diggings" last
week end, and are credited with the
statement that if the ore is present
in sufficient quantity the company
will take the entire output.
Mr. Bleakman, who was a sour
dough in Alaska and has had con
siderable mining experience in this
county Including an interest in the
"Pat Shea" mine fabled mine
which failed to produce operating
costs was not permitting himself
to become overly excited from the
prospect of immediate wealth, but
he did think the prospects were fa
vorable for developing something
worth while.
The vein apparently runs north
and south across the center of Wil
son prairie, he said. A good road
leads to the prairie from the Heppner-Spray
road, via the Bull Prairie
turnoff, making the diggings easy
of access, so that should the mine
prove of real value there would be
little trouble getting out the ore.
Sherman County Editor
Named Lynch Successor
Giles L. French, publisher of the
Sherman County Journal, Moro,
was named representative from the
22nd district to succeed Paul F.
Lynch, resigned, at the meeting of
county courts of Morrow, Gilliam,
Sherman and Wheeler counties at
Arlington Monday afternoon.
French was the only nominee and
his election was unanimous.
Sherman county was generally
conceded the position since it is
the only county in the district which
did not have a citizen legislator.
Morrow county has J. G. Barratt in
the senate, Gilliam has E. R. Fat
land in the house, and Wheeler has
W. H. Steiwer in the senate.
French is a republican, and his
election marks a decrease in the
democratic house majority, since
Lynch adhered to the bourbon
faith. The newcomer is a keen
student of government affairs, a
capable journalist, and well quali
fied for the position. Having the
interests of his district at heart, it
is expected he will represent the
district with credit.
W. T. Campbell, Judge, and Geo.
N. Peck and F. S. Parker, commis
sioners, were all present at the elec
tion meeting.
The park in the rear of the court
house presents a refreshing appear
ance these days since Installation
of the new well and pumping sys
tem has made irrigation possible.
The grove of locust trees, which for
several years appeared to be dead,
has been brought back to life and
is fully leaved out. Adding to the
appearance is a patch of corn which
the warm nights is making to grow
exceedingly well. Members of the
court Justly point with pride to the
remarkable improvement. The lawn
on the front exposure of the
grounds has also taken new lease
on life with adequate irrigation.
turned to her home at Post Falls,
Idaho, Friday.
Mrs. Franklin Ely entertained In
honor of the fifth birthday of her
daughter, Francine, Tuesday.
Mrs. Elmo McMillan gave a party
Tuesday afternoon for her daugh
ter, Beverly, the occasion being her
eighth birthday. Games were play
ed and refreshments of punch, cake
and ice cream in the form of ani
mals were served. Guests were
Bobty and Pntricla Drake, Billy
and Norma Lou Lundell, Bobby
Everson, Allen Howk, Maxlne Al
len, Wilma Dobyns and Richard
Mrs. Katherlne Turner who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Elmer
Griffith, departed on Wednesday
for La Grande where she will at
tend the pioneer reunion.
Does Not Approach 25-Year Rec
ord of 108 in 1928! Wave Has
Little Damaging Effect
Heppner folks basked in com
fortable warmth this week, while
all around reports came of an In
tense heat wave over the Pacific
Northwest. Even Portland and
Willamette valley points were re
porting new record high tempera
tures, while the mercury's peak
here of 103 Saturday and Sunday
did not approach the 25-year record
of 108 reached in 1928.
Len L. Gilliam, official govern
ment weather observer, who gives
the figures, may be accused by some
of pouring ice water on the ther
mometer. The heat Saturday was
sultry and little relief was felt thru
the night, causing those who stayed
in town through Sunday s heat to
perspire considerably more than
usual. Declining temperatures since
Sunday dropped into the 80's yes
terday, and cooler nights have
caused residents to pull covers over
them before morning.
The hot weather has speeded up
the harvest season by helping to
dry up green weeds and thus al
lowing the ripened grain to be cut
sooner than many farmers expect
ed. Some damaging effect may
have been had on the later ripening
fields, though no general alarm has
been sounded. Crops, generally
short before the heat wave, are
turning out to be of high quality,
many reports say.
Harvest has been under way in
the north end of the county for two
weeks, and many farmers to the
south are just starting or are pre
paring to start their harvest shortly.
At the meeting Saturday eve
ning Lexington grange went on rec
ord as opposing the railroad ruling
that 60,000 pounds shall be the min
imum load limit to be shipped out
in cars. The grange desires that
the old rule of loading out 40,000
pound cars be maintained.
Fourteen candidates were given
the third and fourth degrees. The
grange decided to dedicate the new
hall on Saturday afternoon, Aug
ust 10. Further announcement con
cerning this will be made later.
The grange will enter a float in
the parade at the Heppner Rodeo
in August and a committee has been
appointed to make arrangements
for this.
Chas. Wicklander, deputy state
master, was present and organized
a juvenile grange. The officers
elected were: Master, Eileen Kelly;
lecturer, , Doris Scott; secretary,
Billie Nichols; overseer, Billy Mar
quardt; steward, Bobby Kelly;
chaplain, Erma Scott; treasurer.
Colleen Miller; Ceres, Shirley
Smouse; Pomona, Eileen. Scott;
Flora, Mae Jo Marquardt; gate
keeper, Gene Cutsforth; assistant
steward, Billy Scott; lady assistant
steward Gene Marie Schriever. The
youngsters will hold their meetings
in the dining room of the hall on
the same dates as the subordinate
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
and family and Mr. and Mrs. Shel
by Graves and daughters were
among Lexington people who en
joyed a picnic at Ditch creek Sun
day. Word reached here last week of
the death of Earl Slmonton, Jr., at
Annaheim, Calif. He was the eldest
son of the late Earl Simonton who
formerly resided In this communi
ty, and was a grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Saling.
The Lexington Home Economics
club met Thursday afternoon at
the home of Miss Jessie McCabe
with fourteen members and six vis
itors present. Those present were
Pearl Devine, Pearl Gentry, Ber
tha Dinges, Alda Troedson, Maxlne
Jeub, Bertha Nelson, Tena Scott,
Annie Keene, Elma Scott, Ruth Mc
Cabe, Nancy McWaters, Lorena
Miller, Trlna Parker, Myrtle
Schriever, Alta Cutsforth, Beulah
Nichols, Frances Troedson, Ellen
Nelson and Jessie McCabe. Cake,
fruit salad and punch were served
at the close of the meeting. The
next meeting will be held at the
grange hall on Thursday afternoon,
August 8, with Mrs. Devine and
Mrs. Nelson as hostesses.
T. W. Cutsforth returned last
week from a trip to Walla Walla.
Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn visit
ed relatives in Heppner Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Tucker and
family of Grandvlew, Wash., spent
the week end with Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Moyer at their Black Horse
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Matlock and
family of The Dalles spent the
week end with Mrs. Matlock's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvannus
Wright. Their daughters, Juanita
and Lulu, remained here for a
longer visit with their grandpar
ents. T. W. Cutsforth Is enjoying a
visit with his brother, William
Cutsforth, who arrived here from
Wisconsin Tuesday afternoon.
O. M. Scott was a business visit
or in Pendleton Monday.
Mrs. Carl Whlllock of Heppner
spent Tuesday with her mother,
Mis. Charles Breshears.
Ruth Cowins returned to her
home in Heppner Saturday' after
spending the week with her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Al
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Tucker and
Woodrow and Wllma Tucker mo
Oddfellows and Rebekahs
Hold Public Installation
Oddfellow and Rebekah lodges
of Heppner were hosts to the pub
lic last night at Installation of offi
cers for the ensuing year, with offi
cers of lone Oddfellows installed
at the same time. Following the
installation ceremonies a musical
program was given, and refresh
ments of ice cream and cake en
joyed. Providing music were the
Lions quartet F. W. Turner, Dr. R.
C. Lawrence, Joseph Belanger and
Blaine Isom; cornet solo by Miss
Irene Beamer, and piano solo by
Miss Marjorie Parker. Local offi
cers installed were:
Oddfellows: Harold Ayers, N.
G.; Al Macomber, V. G.; Emmett
Ayers, sec; J. L. Yeager, treas.;
Cornet Green, warden; Frank An
derson conductor; Ralph Beamer,
R. S. N. G.; Paul Nichols, L. S. N.
G.; Pirl Howell, I. G.; R. C. Phelps,
O. G.; Rev. Joseph Pope, chaplain;
Chas. Barlow, R. S. S.; Harry Din
ges, L. S. S.; Claude Hill, R. S. VI
G.; Joseph Belanger, L. S. V. G.
Rebekahs: Mable Chaffee, N. G.;
Anna Graham, P. N. G.; Clara Bea
mer, V. G.; Hattie Wightman, war
den; Verna Hayes, conductor; Alice
Rasmus, I. G.; Opal Ayers, O. G.;
Ella Benge, R. S. N. G.; Olive Frye,
L. S. N. G.; Elizabeth Campbell,
chaplain; Tacie Parker, musician;
Millie Doolittle, R. S. V. G.; Alice
Gentry, L. S. V. G.
Miss Ilene Kenny Leads
In Initial Queen Vote
Miss Ilene Kenny, representative
of Lexington grange, led the voting
for queen of the 1935 Heppner Ro
deo at the kick-off queen's dance
here Saturday evening. Results of
the balloting were Miss Kenny 9300,
Miss Maxine McCurdy, Rhea Creek
grange, 3300; Miss Aileen Farley,
Willows grange, 2700; Miss Camilla
Stanley, Lena grange, 1300.
Second of the queen's dances will
be held at lone next Saturday night
A series of six dances, with ballot
ing at each dance, is being held to
elect the queen, the candidate re
ceiving the most votes to be queen
and. the others to be her attendants
for the three days of Rodeo, August
22-23-24. The remainder of the
schedule is, Rhea Creek, July 27;
Lena at Heppner, August 3; Lex
ington, August 10, and Heppner,
August 17.
A large crowd packed the county
pavilion at the kick-off, and enjoyed
dancing to the music of Kauf
man's orchestra of Pendleton.
Turkey Expert to Speak
Willows Grange July 27
J. C. Leedy, manager of the Ore
gon Turkey Growers cooperative,
will be a speaker at the Willows
grange Saturday night July 27. Mr.
Leedy has been intimately connect
ed with the development of the tur
key raising business in Oregon for
several years. He was largely in
strumental in starting the turkey
show at Oakland which has devel
oped Into one of the largest shows
of its kind in the United States.
One of the most important phases
of the turkey business is marketing.
This is especially true in areas lo
cated some distance from central
markets where the bulk of the birds
raised must be shipped. The Ore
gon Turkey Growers' cooperative
has has a rather remarkable growth
since Mr. Leedy assumed active
management about two years ago.
Mr. Leedy s talk should be of keen
interest to everyone in Morrow
county who will have any turkeys
at all to sell this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Farley,
who were married last Thursday at
Baker visited over Saturday night
at the home of Mr. Farley's parents
Mr. and Mrs. James Farley, on
their way to John Day. While here
they were busy receiving the con
gratulations of their many Heppner
friends. Mrs. Farley was formerly
Miss Bessie Madden of John Day,
Paul Jones, representative of a
wholesale drug company, visited
in Heppner Tuesday at the home of
his brother, Ralph Jones.
Alex Gibb has recovered suffl
f iently from his recent accident to
return home from the hospital.
tored to Salem Sunday. Mr. Tuck
er and Woodrow and Wilma re
turned Tuesday but Mrs. Tucker
remained in Salem for a few weeks,
visiting with her father, T. M
J. G. Johnson, janitor at the local
school, sustained a bad cut on his
wrist Tuesday evening when his
hand slipped while he was attempt
ing to open a window at the school
house. He was taken to Heppner
to a physician to have the injury
A special meeting of School Dis
trict No. 12 has been called for
Wednesday afternoon, August
for the purpose of voting on the
budget, as the budget was rejected
at the annual school meeting in
Miss Opal Leach returned from
Los Angeles the first of the week
She has been visiting relatives and
friends there for the past six weeks.
Mrs. Velle Brlnkley of Corvallis
is visiting her mother. Mrs. Ola
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and
children have returned from a
three-weeks' trip to the Willamette
valley and the coast.
Mrs. J. F. McMillan and family
spent Wednesday at the home of
Mrs. Emma Ashlnhust In Sand Hol
low. Charlie Cutler of Athena is vis
iting at the home of his brother, R.
M. Cutler,
Farmers Asked to Take
Holiday to Meet Sec
retary Wallace.
Hope Held to Impress Secretary
With Demand for Export Sub
sidy, Allotment and AAA.
The importance of Morrow coun
ty farmers joining in the mass
meeting at Walla Walla next Mon
day to receive Henry A. Wallace,
secretary of agriculture, cannot be
over emphasized, say Chas. B. Cox,
Heppner; Bert Johnson, lone, and
Harvey Miller, Lexington, the com
mittee appointed by Mac Hoke,
president of Eastern Oregon Wheat
league, to arouse local interest
Every farmer who can possibly
get there should attend, even
though it means stopping harvest '
for the day, to help impress the
secretary with the widespread de
mand for export subsidy on north
west wheat continuance of the al
lotment plan and other features of
control which have proved benefi
cial to this section, the committee
Secretary Wallace is slated to ad
dress the Walla Walla meeting at
1 o'clock Monday afternoon in Pio
neer .park. Visiting farmers who
care to do so are invited to parti
cipate in lunch served by the city
in the park, prior to the meeting.
Arrangements are being made to
entertain 10,000 visitors, and ample
parking space will be found within
two blocks from the park, accord
ing to announcement following a
preliminary meeting in Walla Wal
la last Saturday.
The Walla Walla stop is the only
one to be made by Secretary Wal
lace between Montana and Seattle,
and the opportunity to Impress him
with the needs of this section should
not be overlooked, says Mr. Hoke.
It is his first visit to the Inland Em
pire since he became secretary.
During the 1933-34 season the
emergency export corporation dis
posed of more than 28,000,000 bu
shels of wheat through Portland,
Hoke points out thereby relieving
a critical surplus situation. This
last season, because of drouth, the
AAA discontinued the export plan,
despite continued surplus in this
district which resulted in a heavy
carryover this July. With the new
crop on now, revival of the export
plan is vital to the northwest wheat
industry, Hoke believes.
Too much emphasis cannot be
placed upon the importance of hav
ing a large attendance to greet the
secretary," said Bert Johnson in
speaking for the local committee.
"Naturally, if Just a handful were
to meet the secretary he would not
be greatly impressed with the wide
demand which exists here for rees-
tablishment of the emergency ex
port corporation. In this instance,
truly, strength lies in numbers; and
there is every probability that ev
ery wheat raiser will be benefitted
more by attending the meeting than
he would be by staying at home to
harvest from four- to ten-bushel
"If the farmer and the business
man who is absolutely dependent
on the farmer in this county will
consider for a moment what the
allotment money has meant to all
of us during the last two years and
then try to visualize what it will
mean if allotment money is stopped
abruptly, the farmer will be willing
to stop harvesting his mighty slim
crop for one day and go to Walla
Walla on July 22, and by his pres
ence there convince the secretary
of agriculture that the farmer is in
favor of a continuance of the allot
ment program, subsidized wheat ex
port and the AAA. The farmer
must show some interest and some
fight in and for the things he wants;
otherwise he is whipped without
even trying to land a punch. Ev
eryone who can possibly go, should
make the trip; do not expect a few
to get results when many are need
ed. The larger the attendance the
more consideration will be given de
mands. "The farmers should make this
a holiday and go to Walla Walla
and be at the city park at 1 p. m.,
July 22. Cars will leave county
agent's office at 10 a. m., and' will
take care of as many as possible."
The Morrow county 4-H club
picnic will be held at the H. E. Cool
ranch below lone on Sunday, July
21. Basket lunch will be set at
noon, and demonstrations will be
held in fitting and showmanship.
All 4-H club members, their par
ents and friends are welcome, and
a good time awaits all, announces
Mrs. H. E. Cool, local club leader.
Expert rtano Tuning.
Prof. Arthur Erlcson, former In
structor of music In conservatory,
Berlin, Germany, will again be In
Heppner about July 24-25. Tuning
$3. No money accepted til work Is
approved and satisfactory. Leave
your names for tuning at Gazette
Times office.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Mitchell and
daughter, Mrs. Ivey Weatherford,
of Grass ange, Mont, visited with
friends In Heppner the first of the