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Volume 52, Number 28.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 1935
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Opening of Deer Season
Sunday Favored by
OUTSIDERS TO COME
Famous Haunts of Mule Tails to be
Invaded by Many; License De
mand Good Near Zero Hour.
Light showers and Increased hu
midity followed by cooler weather
this week erased lines of anxiety
from countenances of local hunt
ers, and In place came smiles of
expectancy, for doubt had been re
moved that there would be any
hitch in the opening of the deer
season next Sunday . Saturday and
Sunday will see a general exodus
of the male and mayhap much of
the female population to gain a
vantage point in the timbered Blue
mountain hinterland as the sun
peeps over the horizon into the do
main of the famous mule tails on
General reports from the domain
Indicate that the pride of the Blues
fared well through the winter, their
number increased over previous
years, and though in no less elusive
mood will provide opportunity for
many fine bags.
The last several days has seen
large demand for licenses at the
clerk's office. Already red hats are
being taken from last winter's moth
balls, hunting cars are being tuned
up, rifles sighted, and camp equip
ment augmented and put in repair.
Such are preparations of local
nlmrods, who will by no means
have the Heppner territory to them
selves. Already there is promise
of the caravan of red-shirted and
red-hatted visitors from outside ex
ceeding the large and ever increas
ing numbers of previous years, for
the local hunting grounds are am
ong the most popular in the state
and each year their popularity be
comes more widespread as hunters
from afar return home to tell their
friends of their good fortune, or of
the big fellow that just got away.
Little change appears in he hunt
ing regulations this year. Each
hunter is permitted to kill one mule
tail deer with horns. Hunting is
permitted only between sun-up and
sun-down. Sub-machine guns and
cannon are barred. Fire permits
are necessary for building camp
fires anywhere in the forest, which
may be obtained from any forest
officer. And every car going Into
the forest is required to carry an
axe,, shovel and bucket, and to
strictly observe all forest fire reg
ulations. TELLS OF WILD HORSE.
Charlie Wilcox came in from El
lis ranger station Tuesday to get
his hunting license preparatory to
the opening of the deer season. He
Is forest guard at the Ellis station,
and in making the rounds this sum
mer he several times came across
a wild horse. The animal is as wild
as any deer, Charlie said. He is a
large cream colored horse, weigh
ing around 1600 or 1700 pounds, and
so far as Charlie could determine
bore no marks or brands. Charlie
came across the wild mustang one
day when he was riding along
horseback, and the animal tore
along the mountain above him,
stopping once to snort vehemence
at molestation of the preserves.
MRS. UROSNAN ENJOYS TRIP.
Mrs. John Brosnan returned home
last week after a months' vacation
In California and Arizona. In Aug
ust Mrs. Brosnan joined Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Correll and family of
Tucson in San Francisco. From
there the party Btarted on an ex
tended tour of the two states. Mrs.
Brosnan was especially pleased with
the trip, having had the opportunity
of a visit with her sister, Mrs, Cor
rell, whom she had not seen for
Get Quick Action
RECENTLY a person
dropped Into the Ga
zette Times office, desir
ing to purchase a used
washing machine. A Want
Ad was Inserted. In the
mall the next morning af
ter the paper was Issued
that person received two
letters offering to satisfy
his wants. Before noon
he hud closed a deal. The
cost of his little ad was
Another person adver
tised recently for the pur
chase of city residence
property. Inside of two
days eight answers had
And still another person
advertised some rams for
sale. They were taken In
side a few days and the
Want Ad ordered discon
tinued after the first In
sertion. If you have a want, you,
too, will find a little Want
Ad a worthy messenger.
The cost Is trivial com
pared with the results.
New Rex Wheat Showing
Great Yields on Farms
Outstanding success of the new
Rex wheat bred at the Sherman
county experiment station at Moro
has been reported from every sec
tion of eastern Oregon and Wash
ington where plot and field trials
have been made this year, reports
D. E. Stephens, superintendent of
In this the first year when exten
sive field plantings have been pos
sible, yields of 58, 61 and even 70
bushels to the acre have been re
ported by farmers, while in plot
trials at both the Pendleton and
Moro stations Rex out-yielded every
other variety this season.
So striking has the new wheat
proved to be under widely varying
conditions that all available seed
has been bought up already for sow
ing this fall, including 3000 bushels
from Union county alone. J. A.
Gaskill of Imbler harvested the
largest acreage this year, his field
averaging 58 bushels to the acre of
fine 62-pound wheat. Rex Roulet
of the same county reported an av
erage of 61 tmshels on about 24
acres. From Waitsburg in Wash
ington came reports of a phenom
enal yield of 70 bushels to the acre,
Rex wheat is the result of a cross
between White Odessa and Hard
Federation wheats made at the
Moro station about 1921. It takes
at least seven years after a cross Is
made to get a new hybrid in pure
form. Since then the cross has
been tested out first in row and
then in plot trials along with hun
dreds of other crosses constantly
When Rex appeared to have un
usual merit it was distributed to
county agents for further testing
under varying conditions in all Co
lumbia basin counties, and finally
was released to growers for field
Rex appears to answer the de
mand for an early maturing winter
hardy wheat of the yield and other
qualities of Federation which is a
spring wheat even though frequent
ly sowed in the fall on the chance
of its escaping a heavy freeze. In
addition it is unusually smut resist
ant, ranking about with Albit in
this respect. It has short stiff straw
and is non-shattering in character.
If it continues as well as Is now
indicated Rex may become, as its
name indicates, the "king" of soft
Charles Notson Reports
Red Army Threat, China
Writing from Titao, Kansu prov
ince, in Indo-China, where he and
Mrs. Notson were attending a mis
sionary conference, under date of
August 27, Charles Notson reported
that a Red army invasion in the
southern part of the province had
caused missionaries to leave Min
chow and Lanchow in that vicinity,
and that he and Mrs. Notson might
receive orders to leave at a: y time.
In the letter received by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Notson,
this week Charles stated he ex
pected to go back to Hochow, about
50 miles from Titao, where he has
been located for the last several
The Red army presents a real
threat, he said, though reports had
been received that a nationalist ar
my was being sent into the section
and other reports were current that
the Moslems were drilling to the
north. The Moslems are enemies of
the Reds and good fighters, not
easly aroused, but determined once
they get started. Charles wrote
that he had met some of the Mos
lems who are large in stature, many
six feet and a half tall. They wear
long robes and flowing beards, giv
ing them the appearance of pa
triarchs right out of the old testa
ment. It is among these people
that some of the missionary work
is being carried on.
Big Story Breaks With
Large Smell, Prineville
(Central Oregonian, Prineville)
A couple of weeks ago a local
attorney called your correspondent
to one side. There's a story about
to break around here, he chuckled,
and when It breaks it's going to be
good. It seems he had sighted a
civet cat peering out of a basement
window of the Cornett building,
late one evening.
Monday morning the story broke
in a big way In the vicinity of the
Prineville Cash market. Leonard
Schwarz, manager of the market,
noticed something had been prowl
ing in the butcher shop. Little
dreaming of the consequence, he
set a trap for the prowler. Mon
day morning he got results.
YOUNG LEGISLATOR HERE.
Millard D. Rodman, representa
tive from Crook and Jefferson coun
ties, had the distinction of being the
youngest legislator at Salem during
the last legislative session. He is
now In Heppner with the Soil Con
servation service, though he has a
wheat ranch of his own in Jeffer
son county. He and Senator J. G.
Barratt, appointed to fill the unex
pired term of Senator Jack Allen
and who will be among the young
est members of the upper house
when the special session meets
shortly to consider building the
new capitol, met In the postofiice
lobby the other morning and ex
changed notes on the situation.
Rodman's legislative status is not
affected by his present government
position as he is working under a
scholarship. He was noncommittal
on the matter of selection of a
speaker for the coming session.
By MRS. MARGARET BLAKE
Mrs. James Ledbetter of North
Carolina is visiting her sons, Bur
geon, Hazel and Ralph. Coming
wes with her were her son Mack
and a nephew, Eugene Haynes. Mrs.
Ledbetter attended the Round-Up
one day and was very pleased with
The Rocky Bluff school opened
last Wednesday with Miss Zelda
Irene Wolfe as teacher. Seven
children are enrolled. The school
children from the Fairview school
district attend this school again
Sherm and Minor Blackwell of
Monument were visitors at the
home of their sister, Mrs. Dan
Long, last week.
Carl Troedson departed for his
home at King City, Cal., last week
after a short visit with friends and
Charles Carlson went to White
Salmon, Wash., the first of last
week to work in the pear harvest.
Norton Lundell and Carlton
Swanson are picking hops near
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Martin and
son Leroy of Moro visited relatives
here last week. On their return
home they were accompanied by
Miss Margaret Crawford who will
visit at their home for some time.
H. O. and J. O. Kincaid were bus
iness visitors in ine vmies lasv
Thursday. Donald Heliker accom
panied them, expecting to remain
for the fruit harvest.
Mrs. Millie Newton of South
Bend, Wash., arrived last Thursday
for a visit with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. John Harbke of
Portland were in town last Friday.
Mr. Harbke is not entirely recov
ered from his recent illness.
Mrs. M. Jordan who has been
quite seriously ill recently is re
ported to be much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Roberts,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nichoson and
daughter Alice, Mrs. Millie New
ton, Bert Johnson and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy and fam
ily, Misses Dorothy Arant, Anita
Baumgardner, Lorraine Reed and
Helen Ralph and Mrs. Harriet
Brown were among those who at
tended the Round-Up.
The Highway crew who spent a
week here while painting the yellow
guide stripe on the highway fin
ished their work and departed for
Charles M. Cook, manager of the
North Pacific Grain Growers of
Spokane, spent several hours here
last Friday at the office of the Mor
row County Grain Growers, Inc.,
which is part of his organization.
Mr. Cook has been visiting the lo
cals in Gilliam, Sherman and Was
co counties as here.
Miss Eva Swanson departed last
Thursday for Salem where she will
register for attendance at Willam
ette university. She was accom
panied by her mother and Miss
Clara Miller who was returning to
her home in Salem after a short
visit with her sister, Mrs. Garland
Claire Young has returned to
Corvallis where he is employed dur
ing sessions of O. S. C.
E. J. Keller and Otto Rietmann
drove to Condon last Saturday
where Mr. Keller was auctioneer
for a sale of farm machinery and
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Crabtree are
preparing to move to Salem. They
are having a sale to dispose of their
farm equipment and household
goods next Saturday.
Louis Bergevin is driving a new
Miss Lola Cannon of Hardman Is
attending high school here. She is
making her home with Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Ray.
Dorr Mason spent the week end
here from Kinzua.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson
went to Salem Saturday, returning
Monday accompanied by Mrs. J. E.
Clifford Yarnell departed Tues
day for Corvallis where he will en
ter the school of pharmacy at'O.
S. C. as a freshman.
Fred Buchanan has rented his
creek farm to Lee Sparks. Mr. and
Mrs. Sparks have taken possession
and Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan and
family have moved to town where
they are domiciled in the house
formerly occupied by Lloyd King.
H. D. McCurdy was a business
visitor In Boardman Saturday.
Leo Young left for Corvallis on
Tuesday to enter O. S. C. school of
Ture Peterson returned last
Thursday from a .trip to Portland.
The lone Women's Missionary
society had Its September meeting
in the parlors of the Congregational
church last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Jennie McMurray and Mrs.
Ina Hale had charge of the pro
gram. Articles of general Interest
on missionary work were read.
Mrs. McMurray gave a brief out
line of current religious and mis
sionary news of the world. Re
freshments were served at the
close of the afternoon.
Mrs. Clel Rea, Mrs. C. W. Swan
son and Mrs. Frank Lundell were
Pendleton visitors Tuesday
WPA PROJECT ALLOTTED.
School district No. 1 has been al
lotted a project under the Works
Progress administration to Include
building of fence and hand digging
of well, it was announced this week
from the district office at Pendle
ton. The fence Is for protection of
the lawn planted In front of the
school this summer and the well Is
to provide water for Irrigation. The
lawn has made fine progress and
adds much to the attractiveness of
the school plant,
Solemnized at Pendleton
Mr. Blaine E. Isom of this city
took Miss Evelyn LaVelle Struve,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Struve of Pendleton, as his bride
in a beautiful wedding ceremony
at the First Methodist church In
Pendleton at 3 o'clock Sunday af
ternoon, Rev. W. S. Gleisef, pastor,
performing the double ring cere
mony in the presence of a large
number of Invited guests.
The bride, given away by her
father, was attractively gowned In
white velvet bridal dress with small
train, reflecting the monastic in
fluence and featuring the blouse
back, bishop sleeves, and a second
long train of peacock type. She
carried a bouquet of white roses
and white sweet peas with spray,
white ribbon and streamers, and
wore a headdress of wax orange
Miss Lois Oliver of Pendleton,
maid of honor, wore pink blistered
crepe dress with slight train and
poke-bonnet type pink hat, and
carried lavendar asters.
Marcile and Marilyn Struve, twin
cousins of the bride, were charming
as the flower girls. - They wore long
white organdie dresses with laven
dar velvet sashes and lavendar hair
bows, and carried old fashioned
nosegays, roses and pink lavendar
The attendants, Miss Kathryn
Furnish and Mrs. Charles Simpson
of Pilot Rock wore green crepe,
full-skirted dresses with green
poke-bonnet hats and carried pink
Harold Evans of this city was
best man and Myron Ramey and
Charles Simpson of Pilot Rock were
ushers. Miss Jeanne Struve and
Miss Jean Howland passed the
wedding cake, and Miss June Han
scomb of Dayton, Wash., lighted
the candles at the altar.
The church was decorated with
a profusion of fall flowers. The
wedding march was played by Mrs.
Ben Guderian, organist; and Mrs.
Linn Gawith, violinist, played
"Lieberstraum" by Liszt as a solo.
The young couple will make their
home here following a short wed
ding trip. Mr. Isom is employed by
the Standard OH company here.
Mr 3. Isom comes from a prominent
Umatilla county family. She is a
graduate of the University of Ore
gon and a member of Alpha Chi
Many Folk Make Gifts
at Showers for Parkers
lost their farm home by fire recent
ly, have reported the following
donors who so generously bestowed
them with gifts at showers held at
Lexington and Heppner last week.
Lexington: Edna Munkers, Mrs.
Van Winkle, Mrs. Stout, Mrs. John
McMillan, Anna Miller, Mrs. John
Piper, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Pieper,
Mrs. Sarah Broadley, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Leach, Trannie Parker, Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Baldwin, Emma Peck,
Mrs. Leach and family, Anne B.
Johnson, Eva Lane, Mary Hunt,
Mrs. Kathryn Slocum, Merle Car-
michael, Mrs. Thornburg, Mrs. Mc
Waters, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Mae Bur
chell and Jimmie and Marlene, Ce-
cile Jackson, Mrs. S. Wright, Mrs.
S. G. McMillan, Mr. and Mrs. H. E.
Warner, LaVerne Henderson, Mr.
and Mrs. A. Pieper, Mrs. Anna
Johnson, Nellie and Muriel Palmer,
Bertha Dinges, Mrs. Geo. White,
Mrs. Rufus Pieper, Mrs. Bauman,
Marion and Irene Padberg, Mrs.
Ernest Smith, Jessie Henderson,
Ola Ward, Mrs. Archie Padberg,
Emma Breshears. Mr. and Mrs.
Galey Johnson, Gene Gray and
Heppner: Mr. and Mrs. Royal
Phelps, Mrs. John Wightman, Mrs.
J. W. Beymer, Sadie Sigsbee, Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Gibb, Mrs. Frank
Gilliam, Mrs. Alice Adkins, Mrs.
Ruth Stevens, Moyer girls, Mrs.
Rose Howell, Tacy and Marjorie
Parker, Sarah Parker, Mrs. E. R.
Prock, Mrs. J. O. Turner, Mr. and
Mrs. Harley Anderson, Mrs. Claude
Graham, Mrs. John Padberg, Mrs.
Lee Sprinkel, Emma Evans, Lulu
Hager, Mrs. Olive Frye, Mrs. Frank
Shively, Mrs. Albee and Mary, Mrs.
M. L. Case, Bernlce Bauman, Mr,
and Mrs. Earl Evans, Mrs. W. P.
Dutton, Past Noble Grand club.
May Turner, Mrs. Bailey, Mr. and
Mrs. Bisbee, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Buschke, Lulu McCarty, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Hughes, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Turner, Mrs. Dimmlck and
Josie Jones, Mrs. Elma Hiatt, Mrs,
Hubert Gaily, Mrs. J. A. Patterson,
Mrs. H. S. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs
Hanson Hughes, Bessie Campbell,
Altha Kirk, Mrs. Eph Eskelson.
Man Who Shot Arlington
Woman Was Known Here
Joseph Hehn, carpenter who yes
terday morning shot to death Miss
Mabel Wickland, Arlington tele
phone operator, then turned the
gun on himself and committed su
icide, was known here, having been
employed In constructing the CCC
camp recently. Hehn's act Is said
to have been committed In a fit of
jealous rage because of unrequited
According to reports in the dally
press Hehn joined Miss Wickland
as she was leaving work in the
morning, she having been on the
night telephone shift. He drew the
gun on her just, after they had
reached her home at about 7 o'
clock, the act being committed In
the presence of the girl's mother.
E. L. Morton, manager of the
local branch First National Bank
of Portland, was called to Portland
Monday by the death of a sister.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
Lexington grange met Saturday
night and although the attendance
wasn't large an interesting meeting
was held. Bert Johnson spoke on
the Bonneville project. S. J. De
vine, master of the Morrow County
Pomona grange, announced that
the next Pomona meeting will be
Saturday, October 5, at Boardman
and that Representative Walter M.
Pierce will be present and will talk
on the Townsend old age pension
At the next regular meeting of
Lexington grange on October 12 a
mock trial will be held. We are
told that Harvey Miller is the de
fendant in the case but we have not
been advised just what charges are
being preferred against him. More
information concerning this will be
The Lexington juvenile grange
met Saturday night also and held a
very interesting meeting. The ju
venile grange, for children between
5 and 14, with its wholesome stand
ards and high moral ideals, starts
youth on the right trail. All the
way through the ceremonials of
grange rituals there is a continu
ous development of the mental and
moral life. The fundamentals of
good citizenship, love for country
and flag, respect for law, reverence
for sacred things, loyalty to home
and home community and respect
for the rights of others, are funda
mentals in the code of the organi
sation. The grange has been of incal
culable value to the children of
America. Here boys and girls have
taken part in programs and in
meetings with their parents, and
have learned to do by doing. The
benefits which the children receive
from the juvenile grange are many,
but among the most important is
training in leadership. By con
ducting their meetings in a busi
nesslike and parliamentary way,
and by early taking part in the dis
cussions, the children are being well
trained for careers of usefulness
The youngsters in the granges are
taking hold of the work in won
derful fashion and if their elders
don't watch out, the boys and girls
will show them how granges should
really be conducted.
About twenty members were pres
ent at the meeting of the Lexington
Home Economics club Thursday af
ternoon. After the business meet
ing each one told of her summer
vacation, some of which were very
interesting. Refreshments of ice
cream and cookies were served by
the hostesses, Mrs. R. B. Rice and
Mrs. Orville Cusforth. The next
meeting will be at the home of
Mrs. Laura Scott with Mrs. Scott
and Mrs. Nancy McWaters as host
esses. Among Lexington people who at
tended the Pendleton Round-Up
were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges
and son Danny, Miss Shirlee Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Campbell,
Willard Newton and Ralph Jack
son. Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan
came up from their home at Cher
ryville the last of the week to at
tend the funeral of Mr. McMillan's
brother-in-law, George Broadley.
Fred Pointer of Salem spent the
week end with relatives in this
T. W. Cutsforth is visiting at the
home of his son, Orville.
Miss Edith Tucker spent the week
end in Portland.
W. E. Broadley of San Fernando,
Cal., was here Saturday for the fu
neral of his brother, George Broad
Enda Rauch returned from Salem
Friday. She is confined to her home
with mumps this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Martin and son
have returned to their home at
Moro after visiting relatives here
Miss Alma Van Winkle has re
turned from Salem where she spent
several weeks with relatives.
Orville Cutsforth was a business
visitor in Baker Wednesday. He
was accompanied by Sam McMillan.
WASHINGTON . . It is an ac
cepted fact that the new Social Se
curity Board will be the center of
great activity as elderly citizens of
the U. S. ask for information con
cerning old age pensions and unem
ployment, insurance Above, left, is
J'gh'n 0. Winant, former Republiiian
Governor of N. H., chairman of the
Board. RigM, 'top) Vincent M.
Miles, Littlo Kork, Ark., attorney,
and bottom. Arthur J. Altmcyer of
Wisconsin, tl.o other members of
the Board named by President
Social Security- Pensions and Insurance)
Isaac Ennes Who Installed
City Water System, Visits
Back in Heppner this week for
the first time since leaving here in
1900, Isaac Ennes, engineer in
charge of construction of Heppner's
original water system, saw few fa
miliar landmarks of the old town
and missed many of the old time
leading citizens with whom he had
been well acquainted. Mr. Ennes
now resides with Mrs. Ennes on
a small farm a few miles from
Hoquiam, Wash. Two daughters,
one married, reside in Seattle and
two sons live in Hoquiam.
Mr. Ennes first came to Heppner
in 1892, having previously helped
construct the water plant at Hills
boro in company with W. E. Pruyn
who came to Heppner a short time
before. He recalled that a man by
the name of Kleckner drilled the
first well for the city, which he
helped work over for the old Hepp
ner Power and Light company. On
leaving Heppner, Mr. Ennes was
associated with Frank Gilliam,
Heppner pioneer, in constructing a
telephone line into Burns, having
charge of the work as engineer
both between Canyon City and
Burns and between Baker and
On the present trip, Mr. Ennes is
travelling alone. His purpose is to
look up old-time friends and visit
some of the haunts of earlier days.
Before returning home he expected
to go on to John Day, probably
taking in part of the fair this week
end, then on through Canyon City
to Burns over the route of the old
He had not heard of the passing
of Frank Gilliam, whom ho had
hoped to see, nor of H. V. Gates,
president of the old Heppner Pow
er and Light company, for whom
he used to work.
Many Plan to Attend
Grant County Fair
"Are you going to John Day?"
Next to discussion of plans for
the annual deer hunt, that is the
topic most current in Heppner, and
in most instances the question
brings the response, "I am."
If present prospects materialize
there will be a large representation
of Heppner people at John Day
this week end for the Grant County
fair. Transportation of the band
is responsible for many making the
trip, as it has been retained to play
on Friday and Saturday, and pre
sent plans call for taking the mem
bers over in private automobiles.
Harold Buhman, director, announ
ced yesterday that only one more
car was needed to accomplish this.
Local people are grateful for the
$100 purse contributed by John
Day business men for running of
the Grant County derby at the Ro
deo; but that is not the only rea
son for attending. Grant county
always has a mighty good show,
and announcements this year say it
will be better than ever.
Among Morrow county folks at
tending the Struve-Isom nuptials at
Pendleton Sunday were Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Graham, Mr. and Mrs.
Allan Bean, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cox,
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jones and son,
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dick, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Lucas, Mrs. C. C. Patter
son, Miss Mary Patterson, Harold
Evans, Jasper Crawford, of Hepp
ner, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gorger
Miss Delpha Merritt returned
last week from a visit with Miss
Mary Cunha at Lena.
Mrs. Adolph Majeske and daugh
ter returned home Saturday from
Warsaw, Wisconsin, where they
spent three weeks visiting rela
tives. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McMillan
came up from their home at Cor
vallis to attend the funeral of Geo.
Broadley Saturday afternoon. Mrs.
Roy Leonhard of Odessa, Wash.,
was also here for the funeral.
The Lexington grange is giving a
dance at the hall Saturday night.
Supper will be served by the Home
Uniform Tax and Better
PROBLEM IS STUDIED
Superintendent Gives Views Before
Lions Based on Master's Thesis;
Edward F. Bloom, city school su
perintendent, urged adoption of the
county unit system for Morrow
county schools in a discourse before
the Lions Monday luncheon, citing
equalization of the tax load and
more efficient and economical ad
ministration as the two accomplish
ments to be hoped for in such ad
option. His talk was based on an
exhaustive study of the subject
made this summer and incorpor
ated in the thesis for his master's
degree received from University of
Mr. Bloom said the present dis
trict system of school operation is
a relic of "horse and buggy days."
Conceived first in early colonial
days in Massachusetts, it served
admirably when communities were
isolated wth much unsettled coun
try in between, but now since all
the country has been settled and
practically all of it included in
school districts laid out without
particular thought of the service
to be rendered, the overlapping of
purposes and duplication of facil
ities calls for a redisricting on a
more businesslike basis.
The county unit law provides
that an entire county be incorpor
ated in a single school district, with
a single board administering the
school business of the entire coun
ty. A uniform tax for operation
would be levied over the entire
county, though all existing indebt
edness at the tme the law becomes
operative would be paid only by the
people of the districts In which the
indebtedness . was incurred, such
indebtedness to be paid off in IS
It was shown how at present in
Oregon nearly the entire cost of
school operation Is borne by the
local school district, a small am
ount only being received from the
state irreducible school fund and
from the two mill elementary school
tax levied uniformly over the coun
ty; and the wide discrepancy In the
amount of special school tax among
the various districts of the county
was pointed out.
He set out a type case for the
county which might be followed
under the unit system establishing
an estimated uniform tax of 8 Mi
mills for operation of all the
schools. Some of the savings cited
were salaries now paid clerks of the
various district boards; reduction
in the number of teachers; consoli
dation of faclities, and elimination
of much duplicated expense (fuel,
supplies, etc.), as well as lower
prices which may be obtained thru
Mr. Bloom said that 100 petition
ers could have the matter of ad
option or rejection of the county
unit plan placed on the ballot, or
that It could be placed on the bal
lot by order of the county court
Alden Blankenship, physical ed
ucation director of the schools, was
introduced as a club guest and ex
pressed the hope of producing a
good football team, work on which
has already started. Nick Leathers,
Hardman pioneer, was well receiv
ed in two vocal numbers, and Miss
Jennie Swendig pleased with two
cornet solos accompanied by Mrs.
J. O. Turner, club accompanist
MARRIED IN VANCOUVER.
The marriage of Miss Ruth Tur
ner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Har
ry Turner of this city to Mr. James
Valentine, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Valentine, was an event of
Sept 10, at Vancouver, Wash.,
according to announcement re
ceived by friends and relatives.
Both are popular Morrow county
young folks who have the well
wishes of a host of friends.
FREE KNITTING SCHOOL.
Morrow County Woolgrowers
auxiliary is continuing the free
knitting school, held Monday after
noons from 2 to 5 at the library,
and anyone interested Is invited to
attend. Beginners should bring
needles. The only qualification is
that knitted articles be made of
O. M. WHITTINGTON WEDS.
Announcement received by Hepp
ner friends this week brought news
of the marriage of Oscar M. Whlt
tington, former Morrow county
resident, and Marie Shamhart at
Klamath Falls on Thursday, Sept
12. They will be at home at Bend
after October 1.
HAD PROMINENT PLACE.
Miss Colleen Kilkenny, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Kilkenny,
was among feted personages at the
Round-Up last week end, serving
as one of the attendants to the
Mr. and Mrs. Algott Lundell were
In the city yesterday from the
Gooseberry district, reporting the
wheat seeding in full sway in that