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Volume 52, Number 21.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FETED AT1N M
Grant County Business
Men Give $100 for
Derby at Rodeo.
EXPRESS GOOD WILL
Banquet Draws 61 People From
Morrow County; Entertain
Knotting still tighter the bond of
friendship between Heppner and
John Day town, came the banquet
Tuesday evening and gift of $100
for a John Day derby to be run at
the Rodeo, August 23. Sixty-one
Heppner and Morrow county folks
were included in the 160, surround
ing the festive board at the Grant
The occasion was an exchange of
good Will begun last year when
Heppner staged a like event and
presented the Grant County Fair
board $100 for a derby race at their
Herman Oliver, leading cattle
man and first John Day citizen,
presided over the festivities. O.
L. Dickens, president Grant Coun
ty Fair, presented the crisp, new
$100 bill gift of John Day business
men received by Henry Aiken, Rev
deo president. Self-introducton of
those present preceded the serving
and orchestra music during the
serving and while folks were eat
ing added to the entertainment.
A parody to the tune of "A Tav
ern In the Town" as sung by the
Heppner Lions quartet, F. W. Tur
ner, Dr. R, C. Lawrence, Joseph
Belanger and Blaine Isom expressed
in music appreciation of the $100
gift. The quartet sang several oth
er numbers. Eddie and Matt Ken
ny In duet and solo numbers were
accorded a big hand, and Mrs. Joe
Norton of Mt Vernon entertained
charmingly at the piano.
General exchange of good will
was expressed in the many short
talks by both Grant and Morrow
county folks. Bright spots of the
speech-making came from Clint
Halght editor Blue Mountain Ea
gle; Arthur Jones, editor John Day
Valley Ranger, and Bert Johnson,
lone attorney. Halght said the way
Heppner people do things reminded
him of the way he runs his busi
ness. "They do not hesitate to
spend $500 to get a $100," he opined.
Jones said, "At the rate John Day
is expanding, it will be but a short
time until we will annex Heppner
as a suburb." Johnson paid tribute
to the home-like folks of John Day,
saying "When I go up the streets
of Heppner with a rent in the seat
of my pants, folks don't hesitate
to say, 'Hello, Bert, you old stiff,'
and 1 believe folks in John Day
would say the same thing."
Aiken called attention to the Ro
deo dates, August 22-23-24, and an
nounced that Friday the 23rd would
be Grant County day. Dickens an
nounced the Grant County fair
dates as September 19-20-21, extend
ing a cordial Invitation to Morrow
county folks to attend.
Included in the Morrow county
delegation were Mr. and Mrs. Hen
ry Aiken, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Jones, Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Rice,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ferguson, Dr.
and Mr3. R. C. Lawrence, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Dick, Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. O'Don
nell, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barratt,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belanger, Mr.
and Mrs. F. W. Turner, Misses
Margaret and Rosanna Farley, Ed
die and Matt Kenny, Blaine Isom,
Earl W. Gordon, E. L. Morton, C.
B. Cox, Ray P. Kinne, W. W.
Smead, C. J. D. Bauman, L. E. Bis
bee, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Craw
ford, Jap Crawford, Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Kane, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bib
by, Bert Johnson and mother, Miss
Oiga Johnson, R, C. Phelps, F. B.
Nlckerson, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wil
' son, Mrs. W. V. Crawford, Mrs.
Vera Happold, Len L. Gilliam, Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Eskelson, H. O. Ten
ney, Logie Richardson, Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Swift, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Plans Progressing Well
For Staging 4-H Fair
Work of cleaning up that portion
of Baltimore street adjacent to the
county pavilion has been accom
plished preparatory to Its use "for
exhibits as a part of the 4-H club
fair at Rodeo time, and announce
ment is made that three farm ma
chinery exhibits are already prom
Jsed. The Beach and Jackson im
plement companies of Lexington,
and Braden-Bell of Pendleton are
those so far enlisted. An exhibit
of electrical appliances is also
promised from Pacific Power &
The cost of commercial exhibits
is sponsorship of a scholarship to
4-H summer school. The firms
above listed are thus scholarship
sponsors, and an additional scholar
ship is promised from the local
branch, First National Bank of
For Sale Typewriter in good
condition. $20 cash. Mrs. John
Graves, Lexington, Ore. 20-21p
For Sale 2- or 3-year-old ewes,
70 head. Fred Casteel, 7F3, Hepp
OF JUSTUS'S FETED
More Than 200 Oddfellows, Rebek
ahs and Friends Participate
In Enjoyable Picnic.
The fifty-fourth wedding anniver
sary of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Justus
was occasion for an enjoyable pic
nic of Oddfellows, Rebekahs and
friends of the family at the farm
home on Hinton creek Sunday. Pot
luck dinner at noon followed by
games and a general good time pro
vided diversion for the some 200
odd people who attended.
For several years the anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. Justus has been
honored by such an occasion until
it has been established as a regu
lar event In the annals of the fra
ternities in which both have worked
faithfully for many years. '
Included in the guest list were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Justus, Sadie
M. Sigsbee, Mrs. Earl Gordon, Mr.
and Mrs. Jarvis Chaffee, Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. A.
L. Kleinfeldt, Mr. and Mrs. James
L. Leach, Mr. and Mrs. Mack C.
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Avers.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shively, Mrs.
Irene Straight and Jean, Mrs. F.
W. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Emmit
Ayers, and nieces, Nellie and Wil
letta Paddock, Mrs. W. T. Camp
bell, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rumble,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beymer, Wil
ma and Florence, Mr. and Mrs. S.
P. Devin, Mr. and Mrs. Hanson
Hughes, Mr. and Mra Jeff Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Eskelson, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry C. Howell, Norma
and Irena McFerrin, Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Bayless, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mays,
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Parker, Mr. and
Mra Joseph Belanger, Mr. and Mrs.
F. D. Cox, Mrs. E. O. Hendrickson,
and son, Alvin, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Jones and Donald and Bobby, Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Wightman, Mrs.
Earle Gilliam and Howard, Joan
Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Beamer, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hall,
George Baker, Cornett Green, Fred
Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Morgan
and Bobby Gammell, Walter Bris-
,tow, George N. Ely, Mrs. R. C.
Phelps and daughter, Juanita, Bob
Wightman, Mrs. Lula French, John
D. Watkins, Roderick French, Jos
eph Lynn, Onza Melcon, Mr. and
Mrs. George Bleakman, Miss Gret
Miss McCurdy Makes Gain
In Race for Rodeo Queen
While Miss Ilene Kenny, Lexing
ton grange candidate, still held the
lead for queen of the coming Ro
deo at the close of voting at the
Rhea Creek dance Saturday night,
Miss Maxine McCurdy, the Rhea
Creek candidate, polled the largest
vote for the evening. The vote for
the evening was Miss McCurdy
5300, Miss Kenny 4800. Miss Aileen
Farley, Willows grange 1600, Missl
Camille Stanley, Lena grange 1400.
The total vote now stands: Miss
Kenny 18,600, Miss McCurdy 12,000,
Miss Farley 8,000, Miss Stanley
Fourth of the six queen dances
will be the "Lena dance at the locai
pavilion Saturday evening. Next
will be the Lexington dance the fol
lowing Saturday, and the grand
finale will be held in Heppner in
two weeks on August 17, when the
final outcome will be announced.
The candidate receiving the most
votes will be queen, the others to
be her attendants for the three-dav
show, August 22-23-24.
LADIES GROUP TO MEET.
The Morrow county woolgrowers
auxiliary will meet at 1 o'clock
luncheon tomorrow at the Lucas
Place, announces the secretary.
DOES A COUGAR
By F. F. WEHMEYER.
For years the question has been,
among woodsmen, "Does- a cougar
scream?" Many men with a life
time in the timber, argue both ways.
A famous trapper who has kept
Rainier park clear of the varmints
and has to his credit close to a
hundred caught, scoffs at the Idea
that they make any other noise than
a snarl. Personally I have heard
cries that caused my hair to roach
in a manner that would put the
Hindcnburg pomp to shame, but
whether the cry was a cougar or
not I never could vouch as I failed
to see the animal. Doubtless many
cougar screams are over-wrought
nerves and an owl. Like the Eng
lishman who heard an eerie screetch
among the flickering shadows at his
back. He said, "What the bloody
L is that?" , His friend said, "That's
an owl:" The Englishman gave
him a look of disgust and said, "I
know its an owl, but what's 'owl
lng?" When the woodsmen meet many
cougar stories are swapped around
the camp fire, some authentic and
others largely imaginative. Person
ally I know one that Is true as it
was a man who worked with me as
a forest guard at the time. Archie
Thompson was on the head of Boul
der creek on the old Okanogan N.
F., clearing sheep driveway and
sleeping where night overtook him.
One night he woke up, dreaming
he heard a car, only to note that a
cougar was standing astride him,
and sniffing at his face. It was as
tickled as a house cat, and purring
Its delight, Archie grabbed under
his pillow and shot off his revolver.
Mrs. Lulu E. Prophet
Dies Following Illness
Mrs. Lulu E. Prophet, wife of W.
P. Prophet, for many years a resi
dent of Hardman and Heppner,
died at Morrow General hospital
last Friday morning following a
lingering illness. Funeral services
were held from the Christian church
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon In
charge of Case mortuary with Joel
R. Benton officiating. Interment
was in Masonic cemetery where the
beautiful Rebekah commitment ser
vice was read by San Souci Lodge
No. 33 of Heppner. The services
were largely attended by friends
and neighbors of the deceased.
Lulu E. Milton was born to John
and Mary (Hildebrand) Milton in
Miasouri, December 15, 1869. She
was married to William Peterson
Prophet December 12, 1910, at Port
land. They made their home at
Hardman where Mr. Prophet con
ducted a general store for several
years, moving to Heppner from
there and making their home here
intermittently since. To the union
were born two childrren, Margaret
and Shirley. The husband and
children, Mrs. Kenneth Kistler of
Wapato, Wash., and Mrs. Shirley
Whitson of Heppner, survive, also
a sister, Mrs. John Grimes of Ya-chats.
By MRS. MARGARET BLAKE
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes Holman
with their children accompanied by
Mrs. J. H. Cochran and Bobby
Cochran of Yakima arrived the last
of the past week to visit relatives.
On Sunday they took Mrs. Cochran
to Lonerock to visit her sister, Mrs.
Carrie Cason, for a month or so.
The Holmans returned home Mon
day. Bobby Cochran will visit his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Bergstrom, for a time.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason and Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Ward spent the
week end at Spruce Spring In the
Miss Betty Jean Mankin Is visit
ing her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Dwight Misner, at Thornton, Wn. .
Miss Helen Blake has returned
from a five weeks' visit in the Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Peterson of
Heppner visited Mrs. Ida Peterson
Jack Farris returned Friday from
a fishing trip in the mountains. He
was accompanied by Bill Lowe of
Burton Peck of Lexington was in
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gulick who
have been visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Blake departed for their
home at Grants Pass Thursday.
Mrs. Gulick is a sister of Mrs.
Blake. While she wa3 here Mrs.
J. H. Blake of Kinzua, another sis
ter, came over for a visit with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hale and
daughter are vacationing in the
Word was received during the
past week of the death of Tom
Hinton at Westport on July 16. Mr.
Hinton lived here for several years
about ten years ago. He was a
brother of Mrs. Maude Devin.
Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Balslger of
Moro spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Balsiger.
Miss Mary K. Blake is visiting
relatives at Kinzua.
Mrs. Elmo McMillan and Mrs.
Garland Swanson went to Salem
Saturday for a short visit. They
were taken to Arlington by Miss
Eva Swanson1 where they took the
Claire Young who is employed In
Corvallis during the sessions of O.
S. C. is at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Young.
The Past Noble Grand club met
at the home of Mrs. Cleo Drake last
Friday afternoon. The regular bus-
(Continued on Page Eight.)
CAN TELL ONE
When the deluge of feathers sub
sided, the cougar was gone, having
thrown great quantities of needles
and pine cones all over the bed in
its anxiety to get away.
But returning to the matter of
screaming. Last fall, a terrible
scream rent the air at Ellis Guard
station, bringing all the occupants
of the two houses straight up in
bed, the horses and cows came run
ning in from the field to the greater
safety of the barn yard. This re
sulted in the somewhat libelous
story that the guardess said, "Heav
ens, get up and shut the door," and
the guard replied from the safety
of the back of the bed, "Go and shut
A few evenings ago, Guard Gillis
of the Tamarack station heard
someone screaming for help. George
flew over the hillside and came face
to face with a cougar. George de
cided if she wanted help, she could
find It somewhere else and made. a
run In nothing flat to the station
house. He got his revolver and
went back. The cougar was just
coming out into an' opening below
the cabin, but blended with the
background. It was moaning and
grumbling to itself, probably think
ing about the inequalities of the
New Deal. George got in a couple
of shots, but missed his opportun
ity for a nice living-room rug. How
ever, a lack of warmth and cor
diality on George's part has been
no deterrent to the cougar's desire
to get better acquainted and It has
been up sniffing around the kitchen
a couple of times since. Guard Gil
lis has out a couple of traps and
says he Is going to have him a nice
rug by fall.
BY LIGHTi.'irJG FIRES
30 Starts Keep Men Hop
ping; Damage Kept
to Small Areas.
MANY FLASHES SEEN
Lookouts Count 1140 and 670; Tree
Between House and Barn
-Shattered at Bull Prairie.
By F. F. WEHMEYER.
July 23 a violent electric storm
passed over the Heppner district
at 1 a. m. It literally rained light
ning and lasted for two hours.
Lookouts manned their towers and
tried to record the flashes. One
lookout counted 1140 and another
in the path of the storm counted
670; they estimated that about 25
per cent were vertical or strikes.
Hundreds of trees were struck and
shattered. One tree between the
garage and the barn at Bull prairie
was reduced to ' fragments. By 5
a. m. fires began to show up.
All through the day the lookouts
spotted fires and phoned in their
readings to the central platting
agent At 3 p. m. another and
equally vicious storm passed over.
Some parts of the districts got a
heavy shower of rain which helped.
Seventy-three hundredth was re
corded at Wheeler Point, but the
greater part of the district got only
The telephone rang continuously
over the several lines running into
Tupper Guard station. Here the
calls were relayed to the platting
agent who located the fires by tri
angulation and the information was
passed on to the dispatcher who
detailed the men to the various
fires. Lookouts as far away as the
Ochoco, Malheur and Whitman for
ests picked up the fires and phoned
in their readings. Probably 100 lo
cations were phoned in, covering
the thirty or more fires discovered.
The fire assistant from the Pen
dleton office came to the district in
the evening and called out two
squads of CCC from the Bear Wal
low camp to back up the somewhat
weary organization. These men
were in charge' of experienced
woodsmen and were men picked for
their special training in fire sup
pression and detection work. All
day, the first night, the second day
and on into the second night the
guards shuttled from one fire to an
other, getting them under control
and placing men for the mop up.
The fire truck was kept busy haul
ing water and pumping It onto fires
When the smoke cleared away
and a check could be made, it was
found that 30 fires had been set on
or tributary to the national forest
The state organization was also
swamped with blazes here and there
and men were moved about like
pawns on a chess board.
While Lady Luck played a big
hand in our favor, it was much to
the credit of the organization that
they moved like a well-oiled ma
chine and that only one fire exceed
ed an acre in size, that growing to
be almost an acre and a half.
Old Jubal Early, that grand old
Confederate general, who when
asked to what he attributed his
success in military tactics, said, "I
get there fustest with the mostest
men," has laid down the basis of
government tactics in fighting fire.
New Credit Agency Gives
Weekly Reporting Service
A new credit agency has been es
tablished in Heppner by F. B. Nlck
erson of Morrow County Abstract
and Title Co., known as the Mor
row County Credit bureau. Through
this agency Mr. Nickerson provides
a reporting service on all instru
ments of record filed at the county
clerk's office. Bulletin number one
of the service was issued this week.
The legal status of the holdings
of any credit risk are a vital factor
In establishing credit ratings, says
Mr. Nickerson, adding that the ser
vice has been warmly welcomed by
business firms of the county. The
local agency has tie-ups with simi
lar agencies operating outside the
county and offers a nation-wide
service on individual cases.
COURT TO VANCOUVER.
W. T. Campbell, judge. Frank S.
Parker and George N. Peck, com
missioners, were in Portland and
Vancouver, Wash., last Friday and
Saturday, and at Vancouver pre
sented a petition at army head
quarters to keep the soil conserva
tion CCC camp open. at Heppner.
They were given no assurance that
such action could be taken, as it
depends entirely upon the avail
ability of men. It was indicated,
however, that as soon as the CCC is
enlisted up to the proposed strength
the local camp will be in operation.
Tom Boylen, Jr., of Pine City
was in the oity Saturday receiving
lambs for Culp & Co. One lot de
livered by John Brosnan of Lenn
weighed in at 85 pounds and sold at
$5 each. The Brosnan stock was
range fed cross-bred lambs.
Weanling pigs, shoats, work horse
for sale. E, W. Moyer, city. 21-2
W. O. King of Boadman
Dies at Local Hospital
W. O. King of Boardman who
was brought to Heppner General
hospital in the Phelps' ambulance
the day before, passed away Tues
day evening. Cause of death was
pronounced as spleenomeglia. Mr.
King had been a resident of Board
man for ten years where he farmed
and for several years was athletic
coach and manual training instruct
or in the Boardman school. He was
a graduate of Oregon State college
and while on the campus was a
star basketball player. Funeral ser
vices are announced to be held in
Boardman tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock from the community
Mr. King was born at Valley City,
N. Dak., December 23, 1890, being
aged 44 years, 7 months and 7 days.
His parents were P. O. and Sophia
(Rasmussen) King, natives of Nor
way and Denmark respectively. He
was married June 18, 1918, at Gear
hart, Ore. Surviving are the wid
ow, Elvia W. King, four children,
Francine, Ruth, Stanley and Bob
by; the father, P. O. King of Eu
gene; brothers, Fred, Carl and Hen
ry, and a half-sister, Mrs. H. C.
Stenhol, all of North Dakota; broth
ers Eddie King of Eugene and Al
bert King of Portland; and sisters,
Mrs. W. J. Seaver, Miss Annie King
and Mrs. G. R. Martin, all of Eugene.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
While riding horseback Thursday
Dickie Jones of Salem, who has
been spending the summer with
relatives here, was thrown from the
horse and received a bad cut on the
back of his head. He was taken to
Heppner to a physician who dressed
the wound and gave him tetanus
anti-toxin. The accident occurred
at the Merle Miller ranch.
Funeral services were held at
-Morgan Saturday afternoon for the
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby
Graves. Joel R. Benton officiated.
The baby was born last Thursday
and lived only a few hours.
While riding on top of a truck
load of wood Monday afternoon
Vester Lane was struck by a tree
limb and knocked from the truck.
He was quite badly bruised and
shaken up. He and his father, R.
H. Lane, were on their way home
from the mountains with a load of
wood and Mr. Lane did not dis
cover that his son was missing from
the truck until he had driven about
five miles from the scene of the ac
cident. Someone hauled away thirty-five
sacks of wheat from one of Orville
Cutsforth's fields last Wednesday.
The wheat which was taken was of
a new variety and Mr. Cutsforth
is the only farmer in this commu
nity who had any of this particular
kind of wheat Mr. Cutsforth is
bulking most of his wheat but he
engaged another machine to cut
this field of grain in order to finish
khis harvesting sooner as the mice
were destroying the wheat The
thieves have not yet been appre
hended. The Lexington Home Economics
club will meet at the grange hall on
Thursday afternoon, August 8, with
Mrs. A. H. Nelson and Mrs. S. J.
Dcvine as hostesses.
1 .-s. C. O. Burchell and daughter
Hi Mr.h of Corvallis visited Lexing
toi friends last week.
Dedication of the new Lexing
ton grange hall will be held on Sat
ur l.".y afternoon, August 10, at 3
o' lock. The public is cordially in
vite!. Jcel R. Benton will preach at the
Christian church Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Phillips and
daughter Jessalyn of Portland spent
the week end at the R. H. Lane
Dwight Misner of Thornton, Wn.,
w..s' a business visitor in this city
one day last week.
John Carroll and Clarence Car
mxhael spent the week end in
Pete Celoria, representing the In
terstate Horse and Cow Market in
Portland was a business visitor here
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Duran and
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Munkers vis
ited in Walla Walla Sunday.
Miss Betty Ann Skyles of Port
land has been engaged to teach in
the fifth and sixth grades in the
local school this year.
Fred Matlock of The Dulles vis
ited relatives here one day this
week. On his return home he was
accompanied by his daughters,
Juanita and Lula, who spent last
week with their grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. Wright.
Miss Delpha Merritt returned
Friday from a visit with relatives
Ed Clark of Heppner was a bus
iness visitor here Tuesday after
noon. Mrs. Jess Beardsley of The Dalles
spent last week with her mother,
Mrs. Knthryn Slocum.
DEGREE JUVENILES TARTY.
The Degree of Honor juveniles
enjoyed a party last Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs, Izora
Vance, with Mrs. Clinton Rohrer,
Mrs. F. F. Wehmeyer and Mrs.
Earl Massey assisting. Games and
refreshments comprised the enter
tainment. Those attending were
Winifred, Carolyn and Pauline
Rasmussen, Alberta, Evelyn and
Ray McPherrin, Eugene and Ned
die Massny, Margaret and Richard
Rhodes, Leola Dishaw, Frankie V.
Gentry, Bobby Hake, Darlenc
Moore, Lois Mae and Burdine
LIONS AID RODEO
Committees Named to Boost Fast
Rolling Special; Josephine Ma
honey Tells of Hawaii Visit
Added momentum was given the
already fast-moving Rodeo special
by action of the Lions club at its
Monday noon luncheon, when spon
sorship of dress-up and entranc
of a float in the Saturday parade
of the old west were undertaken.
Josephine Mahoney gave a resume
of her recent vacation trip to the
Hawaiian islands as the main pro
gram feature, and Earl Eskelson
was presented a key-member em
blem by J. O. Turner in recognition
of his having brought two new
members into the club. Interest
in Tuesday's John Day junket was
aroused by Henry Aiken, Rodeo
The committee to work on Rodeo
dress-up was announced as Dr. R.
C. Lawrence, John Turner and Ed
Dick. Dr. L. B. Tibbies, John An
glin and Ralph Jones were placed
pn the float committee.
Citing Hawaii as a land without
dust with abundant verdure, a pro
fusion of glorious blossoms a ver
itable paradise Mrs. Mahoney said
a striking contrast was witnessed
as she looked into the crater of
Halemaumau on the island of Ha
waii. Here great cracks in the
lava from which steam escaped
gave her the impression of being at
the gates of Hades. Her trip in
cluded crossing the Pacific on the
SS Malolo going, and on the SS
Lurline returning, a trip around the
island of Oahu by boat, and an air
plane journey from Honolulu to the
island of Hawaii, on which the
leper island of Molokai and several
other of the group of Sandwich is
lands were crossed.
She exhibited pictures of many
interesting sights on the islands,
besides describing many experi
ences in detail. One observation
made was that the original race
of Hawaiians is rapidly disappear
ing and may soon become a lost
race, having been absorbed mostly
by the Chinese and whites. She
told of being thrilled by the music
and general beauties of the islands,
and on leaving of the tears brought
by the sad "Alohas."
RUMOR OF CLOSING
CAMPS HELD FALSE
Soil Conservaton Director Says CCC
Work Will be on by October 1;
New Trucks Arrive.
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Soil Conservation Service, Pullman,
Wash., July 29. Rumors now float
ing through the Northwest that the
completed and partly completed
CCC erosion camps are to be aban
doned are false, according to a
statement made today by W. A.
Rockie, regional director of the Pa
louse Project of the Soil Conserva
tion Service. Rockie denied that
the CCC projects of the Soil Con
servation Service were being given
up, explaining that because of pos
sible conflicts in getting harvest
crews, enrollment will be withheld
until after this important season
of farm work.
Rookie's statement in full fol
lows: "The enrollment of men for work
in the CCC camps has been tempor
arily halted until the harvest crews
are fully manned. Enrollment for
the camps will later be gradually
resumed, and it has been reliably
stated that all of the camps as
signed to the Soil Conservation
Service will be occupied by full
companies around October' 1."
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
Soil Conservation Service, Pullman,
Wash., July 29.--CCC camps of the
Soli Conservation Service will be
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Bull Wheel of Combine
Runs Over Worker's Legs
Clarence Whalen was brought to
Heppner hospital this morning by
Phelps' ambulance with a badly
mashed leg received when he was
caught under the bull wheel of a
combine at the Oral Scott ranch
in Blackhorse. The massive wheel
crossed both legs, but one leg was
saved by the soft dirt The other
leg was badly mashed attove the
knee and bones were broken both
above and below the knee.
Whalen was working under the
combine when the team became
frightened and pulled the machine
Harry Murchie Death at
Harry Murchie of Boardman died
suddenly this morning, according
to a telephone report which re
quested investigation by Dr. A. D.
Dr. McMurdo was on an emer
gency call to Hardman when the
report came, and details were lack
ing at time of going to press.
INFANT DAUGHTER DIES.
Marilyn June, 26-day-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Bor-
man, died yesterday in Heppner.
She was born July 5. Commitment
services are being held at the grave
side in Heppner cemetery today at
OF SCHOOLS BETTER
Warrant and Bonded In
debtedness Cut, Audit
or's Report Shows.
HEPPNER COST LOW
Average Per Pupil Cost in Local
High School Under Other
Districts in County.
That the financial status of edu
cation in Morrow county Improved
greatly last year is shown by the
report of C. R. Ham, auditor, com
pleted this week. Mr. Ham's re
port to Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
county school superintendent, cov
ers the 42 districts of the county
whose books he audited and gives
consolidated statements for the
schools as a whole.
"These statements reveal a very
fine improvement in the financial
condition of the school districts at
present over a year ago," the report
states. "During the year 1934-35,
taxes realized by the districts
amounted to $18,000 more than for
the year 1933-34. This apparently
resulted very largely from the col
lection of delinquent taxes, for the
rate of tax delinquencies for all
districts combined has decreased
about 3 per cent to the present av
erage of 26.7 per cent of the past
four levies (including the half-year's
levy collectible last spring.)
"Moreover, during the year 1934-
35, outstanding warrants were re
duced $41,657,73 to the present
amount of $60,029.64. At the same
time, the total bonded indebtedness
was reduced $27,000 to the present
"Also on account of the improve
ment in tax collections, $16,865.17
more was distributed to the dis
tricts from the County School Fund
than during the year 1933-34. Ac
tual expenses of school operations
increased about $9,000 over the pre
vious year to $111,512.72, after elim
inating the debt service items and
"The districts received the bal
ance of their deposits in the closed
Farmers and Stockgrowers Na
tional Bank, which amounted to
$4,111.04 during the school year.
The total of the school deposits still
held by the closed First National
Bank of Heppner amounts to $7,
518.75, individual claims for which
are the same as reported in 1934."
A note at the bottom of the ex
hibit on warrant and bonded in
debtedness, says: "At the beginning
of the school year 1934-35 there
were 36 of the 41 districts of the
county that were on the Warrant
basis' paying interest on $101,687
of warrants. At the end of the
year, now, all but 16 of the districts
are on the 'cash basis',"
The consolidated statement of
high school education costs shows
Heppner low with an average year's
cost per pupil of $86.63. Figures
for the other high schools are, Ir
rigon $284.34, Lexington $142.10,
Boardman $130.07, Pine City $135.
28, lone $104.63, Hardman $349.84.
The average for all districts Is
The average daily attendance for
high schools as to number of stu
dents is shown as: Heppner 117.22,
Irrigon 13.9, Lexington 23.3, Board
man 46.2, Pine City 13.8, lone 56.04,
Hardman 4.826, an average for the
county of 284.3.
It cost $.4951 per pupil per day
to educate a high school student in
Heppner last year, the report shows
while the same cost in the other
schools of the county was: Irrigon
$1.6807, Lexington $.81872, Board
man $.74817, Pine City $.78, lone,
$.60813, Hardman $2,174, an average
for the county of $.69.
The total cost of high school ed
ucation in the county was $34,162.
70, with each district's share being,
Heppner $10454.33, Irrigon $3,952.
29, Lexington $4,590.32, Boardman
$6,009.34, Pine City $1,866.94, lone
$5,901.21, Hardman $1,688.27.
Detroit Colored Giants
Beat Picked Team, 18-5
A good-sized crowd braved the
cool weather last evening to see
the Detroit Colored Giants win
easily, 18-5, over a picked Morrow
county team at Rodeo field. Fred
Hoskins, Rhea Creek manager, ar
ranged for the game Monday and
had charge of the local team.
The colored boys hit the offerings
of the four local pitchers almost at
will, throwing in a liberal sprink
ling of home runs. Working in the
box for the locals were Rod Thom
son, Harlan McCurdy, Jr., Dale
Brown and Ray Massey. Others on
the local team were Bill Massey,
catcher; Fred Hoskins, lb; Ed Bur
chell, 2b; Bill McRoberts, 3b; El
wayne Licuallen, ss; Lowell Tur
ner, If; Joe Engelman, cf; Homer
The barnstormers gave a snappy
fielding exhibition, and the clown
ing catcher provided plenty of
laughs for the fans. The locals also
did some nice fielding, turning In
some beautiful plays on occasion.
Mrs. E. Jay Merrill was taken to
her home in the Hardman vicinity
yesterday In the Phelps' ambulance,
being considerably improved lines
undergoing a maior oueratlnn r..
cently at a local hospital.