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Volume 52, Number 41.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 1935.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
HOT LUNCH BENEFIT
PuMic Speaking Class
and Faculty Give 3
MANY PUPILS AIDED
Presentations of Varied Appeal to
be Offered; Generous Public
Three one-act plays are in store
for the Heppner public at the
school gym-auditorium this eve
ning, proceeds from which will ben
efit the hot lunch fund. Generous
response will insure continuance
, of the serving of one hot dish each
noon to more than eighty pupils
who are forced to take their lunch
to school. Plenty of entertainment
is assured in return for the 35-cent
admission fee, according to the an
nouncement of Edward F. Bloom,
The three plays will be presented
one by the faculty and two by the
public speaking class. The class
plays are "A Christmas Awaken
ing" and "What's Trumps?" and the
faculty offering is "The Finger of
Cast in "A Christmas Awaken
ing" are Howard Cleveland, Jean
Adkins, Norton King, Dora Bailey,
Ethyl Hughes, Joe Stephens and La
Verne Van Marter. It also has an
unseen chorus, taken from the
school chorus directed by Miss
Juanita Leathers. The play deals
with the homecoming of a pair of
college students and of their reac
tion to the Christmas spirit which
they And at home.
"What's Trumps?" is a comedy
the nature of which is left unre
vealed until the time of presenta
tion. In the cast are but four char
acters with the roles taken by Wil
liam McCaleb, Ernest Clark, Vernon
Knowles and Marvin Casebeer.
While left as a surprise presentation
assurance is givent that the sur
prise will be pleasant.
Highly dramatic will be the fac
ulty presentation, "The Finger of
God," with Bertrand Evans, Leone
Rockhold and Claude Pevey tak
ing the three roles portrayed. It
tells of the dramatic struggles of
a man on the night he plans to run
away, stealing all of his company's
money, so that it is left bankrupt.
The excellent dramatic quality of
Mr. Evans in this play will be ap
preciated by those who saw him in
"The Valiant" at the library bene
fit performance last year.
The school chorus will sing be
tween the acts.
Adult Education Classes
Will Start First of Year
The night school for adults will
begin in the immediate iuture,
presumably about the first of the
year, announces Gordon Bucknum,
instructor. Classes will be open to
anyone, 16 years of age or over,
who is not attending school.
A list of proposed subjects has
been furnished from which pros
pective students are asked to choose
their preference, and courses will
be offered In as many subjects as
demand justifies. Included in the
list are public speaking, journalism,
gymnasdum work, sociology, geom
etry, psychology, geography, Eng
lish, biology, civics and astronomy.
Mr. Bucknum would appreciate
having anyone interested in any
of the subjects get in touch with
him immediately. The work is
being carried on under FERA and
no tuition charge is made.
Bloom to Go to Chicago
For National Meeting
Edward F. Bloom, local superin
tendent of schools and president of
Oregon High School Athletic asso
ciation, has been invited to attend
a meeting of the National High
School association in Chicago, Jan
uary 9-10, and has received permis
sion of the board to attend.
Mr. Bloom was raised from the
position of vice-president to that
of president of the state association
at a meeting in Portland Novem
ber 30. Another meeting of the as
sociation will be held in Portland
next week end when Mr. Bloom
will preside ab the business sessions
as well as head the banquet table.
WEEK OF VACATION.
Heppner schools will close from
tomorrow to December 30 for one
week of vacation, announces Ed
ward F. Bloom, superintendent, in
accordance with a general plan to
be followed over the county and
disseminated through the office of
Mrs. Lucy E, Rodgers, county su
perintendent. MORE ALLOTMENT CHECKS.
Another batch of allotment
checks for Morrow county wheat
growers arrived Monday for dis
tribution by the county allotment
committee from the county agent's
office. These checks were previous
ly delayed because additional in
formation was needed, or other un
fulfilled "red tape."
Cecil Thorne was trading in the
city this morning from the Morgan
section. The cold, foggy weather
of late is not doing the wheat much
good, he believed.
By BEULAH B. NICHOLS.
The new officers of Lexington
and Willows granges were Installed
at a meeting at the Lexington
grange hall Saturday "night Chas.
Wlcklander, state deputy of La
Grande, was the installing officer
and he was assisted by Vida Heli
ker, Roxie Krebs and Harvey Mil
ler. The new officers of Lexington
grange are: Master, Orville Cuts
forth; overseer, Norman Nelson;
lecturer, Lorraine Beach; steward,
Fred Nelson; assistant - steward,
Merle Miller; chaplain, Norma Mar
quardt; treasurer, R. B. Rice; sec
retary, Lena Kelly; gate keeper,
Sam McMillan; Ceres, Frances
Troedson; Pomona, Freda Slocum;
Flora, Elma Scott; lady assistant
steward, Beulah Nichols; executive
committee, George Peck, Harvey
Bauman, Oral Scott. The officers
installed for Willows grange were:
Master, O. L. Lundell; overseer, J.
O. Kincaid; lecturer, Vida Heliker;
steward, George Krebs; assistant
steward, Kenneth Lundell; chap
lain, Harriet Deos; treasurer, Clara
Kincstid; secretary, Mary Lundell;
gatekeper, W. G. Palmateer; Ceres,
Dorothy Brady; Pomona, Opal
Cool; Flora, Helen Lindsay; lady
assistant steward, Mary Lindsay;
executive committee, O. B. Spauld
lng, P. C. Peterson, E. C. Heliker.
A pot-luck supper was enjoyed af
ter the installation.
A short Christmas program will
be given at the Christian church
Sunday morning immediately fol
lowing the Bible school hour.
The Lexington Home Economics
club met Thursday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Harry Schriever.
Mrs. John Miller was assistant
hostess. Delicious refreshments
were served at the close of the
meeting. The next meeting will be
on January 9 at the grange hall.
Mrs. Myles Martin and Mrs. Chas.
Marquardt will be hostesses. This
will be an all day meeting, starting
promptly at ten o'clock, and all
members are asked to be there at
The Heppner-Lexington basket
ball game was played Friday eve
ning in Heppner at the high school
gymnasium and ended with a score
of 20-0 in favor of Heppner. The
local team was handicapped, by
part of the first team being absent
on account of sickness.
Rev. J. R. Benton will be here on
Sunday, December 29, and will con
duct services at the Christian
church at 11 o'clock.
The Lexington grange is giving a
dance at the grange hall Saturday
nignt. music will be furnished by
David Hynd was a business vis
itor in Pendleton Friday.
Only one week's Christmas vaca
tion will be observed by the local
school. School will close Friday,
ueceniDer aj, and will be resumed
Monday, December 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach
had as their guests over the week
end Mrs. Beach's mother, Mrs.
Thompson of College Place, Wash.,
and her two brothers, Walter and
Tommy Thompson and their friend.
Mrs. Carl Whillock and dauehter
of Heppner spent Tuesday with
relatives in Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Munkers
and Mrs. Dee Cox were in Pendle
ton one day last week.
Scott & Warner are busy this
week remodeling the Nordyke ga
rage which they expect to have
open for business in the near fu
ture. They have the agency for
the Plymouth car.
Lexington people who were In
Pendleton Tuesday were Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and daughter,
Carol, Mrs. Laura Scott and Arthur
Legion Turkey Feed
Enjoyed; Many Attend
Three laree. luscious turkeys
were made to look like so many
relics of a buzzard s roost hv thlrtv
ex-service men who attended a
banquet sponsored by Heppner Le
gion post at I. O. O. F. hall Mon
day evening. Plenty of ftxin's were
also consumed by the men who re
port enjoyment of one of the finest
Legion occasions of local record
The regular business meeting was
Honored guest was James Todd
of Hermiston, commander of the
sixtn district, who spoke briefly on
the Legion's program for the com
ing year. He was accompanied hv
O. K. Mudge and "Shorty" Cables
oi nis post. rom lone post came
Commander Jack Farris, Lee How
ell, Ray Turner and Mr. Zielke.
FRED HOSKINS HOME.
Fred Hosklns returned tn the
Rhea creek farm home this week
after undergoing a 21-day siege In
a Pendleton hospital as the result
of being kicked by a deer. The lat
ter part of the deer season, he
knocked over a buck. Ha crnhhort
a front foot and knelt over tn nt
its throat when the animal came
over with a hind hoof and kicked
him at the rear base of the brain.
He felt no immediate effects, ex
cept a sort of sting, and cotlnued
to gO about his Usual nffnl fnr
several days. Then the Injury
started to hurt and he suffered
dizzy spells. He then went to the
nospital for treatment, th nk nir an
operation might be necessary.. It
was not necessary to operate, but
it was 21 days before he was able
to leave the hosnltal in a wenltonod
Condition. The kick hart pmiapil
bleeding on the brain, He spent
ten aays witn roiks at Echo before
comlnir on home. He and Mrs. Hna.
kins were trading In the city today.
VIEWED BY LIS
Little Enthusiasm for
Issuing Bonds Shown
in Members' Ideas.
OTHER NEEDS CITED
Sewerage System, Street Lighting,
Swimming Tank, Elm Beetle
Control Ranked First
The proposed city bond election
on January 31 to decide whether
the city would be willing to assume
bonded indebtedness amounting to
55 per cent of the cost of paving
the principal streets, if and when
PWA approves the application for
such project, brought varied re
sponse from members of the Lions
club when the subject was dis
cussed Monday. A number of
members were non-committal, and
of those who expressed themselves
sentiment favoring such bonded in
debtedness was not impressive.
Some members believed issuance
of bonds for 55 per cent of the cost
to be impractical even though the
other 45 per cent should come as a
gift from the federal government.
One member taking this view ad
vised a "pay-as-you-go" policy in
obtaining improvements, believing
the interest money saved would pay
for much improvement while main
taining the city's financial stability.
Some members believed the pro
posed project to be "putting the
cart before the horse," as it does
not provide for Installation of a
sewerage system. "It would be
foolish to pave the streets then to
tear up the pavement to lay sewer
pipe," one of these members said.
Another member with a similar no
tion believed the sewerage disposal
problem should have adequate con
sideration before paving is under
taken. Others believed more pressing de
mand exists for other improve
ments, including better street light
ing on Main street and construction
of a swimming tank. Present light
ing on Main street was asserted to
be a menace. It was suggested that
curb lights could be installed, pro
viding better lights and. adding
much to the attractiveness of the
town, at comparatively small initial
cost and without requiring much
more "juice" than is already used.
Several questions arose pertain
ing to the bond issue which need to
be answered before some members
would offer an opinion. One of the
questions is whether the bonds Is
sued would be a general obligation
of the city or whether the indebt
edness would be assessed against
the property abutting the improve
ment Another question was as to
the definite cost of the improve
ment, and the exact nature of the
paving contemplated. It was said
that the preliminary draft of the
project calls for a strip of paving
somewhat narrower than the streets
to be improved, which would prob
ably leave room for laying sewer
pipes without disturbing pavement.
The paving would be of two-inch
thick black-top laid on streets as
they are. Proposed cost of paving
25 blocks was given at $30,000.
Objection was voiced to the type
of paving contemplated, with the
belief that it would not hold up,
and one member thought that when
the paving started going to pieces
the streets would be in worse con
dition than they are at present
Another member, who claimed to
be the oldest in point of residence
in the city, expressed favor with im
proving the streets if the plan Is
found feasible. He believed much
would be added to the city's attract
iveness and much would be accom
plished in eliminating dust
An immediate need, more than
street paving, was cited by one
member as control of the elm bee
tle which is rapidly destroying the
many elm trees in the city. Atten
tion was called to action of the
council recently in considering
compulsory spraying against the
pest with cost assessed against the
owrters of trees sprayed.
The grade school girls' quartet,
directed by Miss Juanita Leathers,
pleased with the singing of "Juan
ita" and a Christmas carol. Hepp
ner hotel dining room was pleas
antly decorated in Christmas motif,
for which appreciation was ex
pressed to the hostess, Mrs. H. O.
CARS IN COLLISION.
The new car which David Hynd
had purchased but a week before
was quite badly damaged when Mr.
Hynd drove it out of the Heppner
garage yesterday afternoon, as a
pick-up driven by Pirl Howell col
lided with it. No personal Injury
was sustained. The crash attracted
much attention from pedestrians on
the street at the time, shortly be
fore 3 o'clock.
CHRISTMAS TURKEYS MOVE.
Turkys for th Christmas market
were moving out lively from local
flocks this week, with prevailing
prices of from 22 to 26 cents. One
of the best sales reported was that
of Lee Slocum who received top
Joseph Belanger, county agent,
returned home Tuesday from Cor
vallls where he went to attend a
state-wide conference of county
Locals Beat Lexington;
Echo Here Tomorrow
The Heppner high school "Fight
ing Irish" were victorious in both
of two practice basketball games
against Lexington high's "Jackrab
bits" here last Friday afternoon.
In the first game, which was be
tween the second teams of the two
schools, the Heppner second-stringers
proved too much for the Lex
ington quintet and emerged victor
by the overwhelming score of 20-3.
The second game, which was the
game between the first teams of the
two schools, was much more close
ly contested. The fast Lexington
sharpshooters took the lead at the
start and steadily hit the basket
while the "Fighting Irish" could
not start clicking. Score at the
half stood 17-9 in favor of Lexing
ton. From the start of the second
half and throughout the rest of the
game the Heppner team took the
play away from the Lexington
hoopsters. They played fast and
hit the basket consistently, destroy
ing Lexington's margin and putting
themselves in the lead. As a result
Heppner won by a score of 37-22.
The "Fighting Irish" scored 28
points in the second half to 5 points
for Lexington. -.
This coming Friday will bring
the Echo team to play a game
which should be packed full of
thrills. This year the Echo team is
being handled by one of the out
standing coaches of eastern Ore
gon, Bill King. King never fails to
have a strong . basketball team
and everyone can expect a real bat
tle. Remember that the high school '
game will be at 7:30. A town team
game will probably follow.
Potato Growers to Hear
Of Warren Act Details
Oregon potato growers will hp
given opportunity in the next
month and a half to file application
for tax-free auotas under thp fpH-
"ral Warren Potato Control act
according to arrangements an
nounced oy tne Oregon State col
lege extension service. A meetins-
to explain the set-up will be held
n Morrow county January 18.
This 'act which took effect De
cember 1 and will apply to all new
crOD potatoes, unlpsa rpnpnlpH Yw
Congress at the forthcoming ses
sion, will be administered by pota
to growers themselves, but the ex
tension service has been given the
task of arranging meetings where
the law will be exn'.nined ind whar.
applications .for 4uotas - will be
A state potato eommltipe rnn.
sisting of G. J. Hiliyard, Klamath
Falls; E. B. Eby, Redmond, and
noDeri warrens, forest Grove, has
been appointed. Serving with thorn
will probably be a member of the
burea,u of crop estimates staff in
roruana ana a memoer or the ex
tension service. O. K. Beals, coun
ty agent at laree. has heen nnnnint-
, ii 1
ed to head the educational work in
explaining the plan to growers.
Under a recent ruling the exemp
tion has been raised from flvp huah-
els to 50 bushels. This means that
any grower whose average annual
potato sales for 1932 to 1935, inclu
sive, were not more than 50 bush
els, may apply for and recnlve pv-
emption stamps for such an amount
it. aoes not mean mat every grower
will have a 50-bushel exemption, but
that if he can show average sales
of 50 bushels or below, he will not
need to make any reduction in or
der to sell all his usual crop, tax
iree. it is empnasized, however,
that every grower who intends to
sell any potatoes will need tn annltr
fot such exemption
All other growers will apply for
a quota for which they will be is
sued tax-free stamns. A natlnnoi
sales quota has been established
wnicn is sun considerably above
the total reauired tn jrnnnlv nil nf
Americas needs. In holding sales
of table stock to this level, the
growers will merely be removing
me pressure irom tne market of
excess potatoes which in vph nf
large crops only rot in cellars any
way, according to those who have
sponsored this means of adjust
ment There is nothine In the law tn
prevent any grower from planting
as many notatoes as he wlahpa ac
cording to J. L. Maxton, principal
field officer for the potato section,
who was in Oregon recently helping
set up the plan here. It is quite
probable, he said, that efficient
growers in specialized potato grow
ing sections will want to plant their
usual acreage. Then In ma thplr
production of first grade potatoes
exceeds tneir quota, it will still be
profitable for them in many cases
to disnnffe nf thin pyppqo. Kv nur.
chasing tax stamps from other
growers wno nave been Issued
them but who, through crop failure
or other reason, have not filled their
"Unemployed" Books Put to Work.
Corvallls The problem of un
employment among library books Is
being partially solved here through
a plan Inaugurated by Miss Lucy
M. Lewis, state college librarian
and director of libraries for the en
tire state system. Miss Lewis
adapted the old traveling library
plan to the uses of all college halls,
fraternities and sororities. All such
organizations may now take out a
"shelf of books" and keep them In
the reading room for odd-times
reading by the studenta Students
report much more reading of
worth-while but "unrequired" books
when they are close at hand. Mean
while, the library remains crowded
with those using books required tn
200 Folk Served at Fine
Turkey Dinner Preced
GIFTS ARE FEATURE
Lawrence Beach, Chas. B. Cox and
Lena Cox Head A. F. & A. M.,
It. A. M. and O. E. S.
Joint installation ceremonies of
Masonic orders of the city, preced
ed by a sumptuous turkey dinner
at which plates were laid for 200
people, last evening, marked one
of the larger social events of the
season. Dining room tables and
lodge hall were decorated in the
Christmas motif, adding cheer to
Inducted into head offices were
Lawrence L. Beaph, Lexington,
worshipful master of A. F. & A. M.;
Chas. B. Cox, high priest of R. A.
M., and Lena Cox, worthy matron
of O.'E. S. Marvin R. Wightman,
retiring worshipful master, and Mr.
Beach installed for the Blue lodge;
C. J. D. Bauman installed for the
Royal Arch, and Gertrude Parker
filled the office for the Eastern
Star. Harry Tamblyn was retiring
high priest of R. A. M., and Hazel
Vaughn the retiring worthy ma
tron of O. E. S.
Appropriate presentation of the
past worshipful masters' jewel to
Mr. Wightman was a feature of the
Blue lodge ceremonies. Spencer
Crawford made the presentation.
Star ceremonies were marked
by a number of gifts. Mrs. Vaughn,
the outgoing matron, was present
ed a gift from chapter officers by
Mrs. Cox, and the past worthy ma
trons' pin by Frank Parker. Mr.
Parker, the outgoing patron, re
ceived a gift from the officers, pre
sented by J. O. Turner. Mrs. Cox,
the new matron, received a beau
tiful basket of yellow chrysanthe
mums from the Past Worthy Ma
trons club, presented by Charlotte
Gordon, - and a beautiful bouquet
of pink rose buds from Mr. Cox,
presented by May Gilliam. Mr3.
Parker, installing officer, received
a gift from Mrs. Vaughn, present
ed by Rose Howell.
Star officers installed were Lena
Cox, worthy matron; J. O. Turner,
worthy patron; Virginia Turner,
associate matron; C. J. D. Bauman,
associate patron; Harriet Gemmell,
secretary; May Gilliam, treasurer;
Mary Patterson, conductress; Faye
Ferguson, associate conductress;
Madge Thomson, Adah; Lula Mc
carty, Ruth; Grace Cleveland, Es
ther; Mary Buhman, Martha; An
na Graham, Electa; Ruth McMur
do, marshall; Anna Bayless, chap
lain; Coramae Ferguson, pianist;
Rose Howell, warder; Harold Buh
Officers installed for the Royal
Arch were Chas. B. Cox, high
priest; P. M. Gemmell, king; W.
Vawter Parker, scribe; Spencer
Crawford, captain of the guard;
George Ely, Royal Arch captain;
M. D. Clark, treasurer; E. R. Hus
ton, secretary; C. J. D. Bauman,
principal sojourner; H. A. Duncan,
master 3rd veil; J. J. Wightman,
master 2nl veil; R. C. Wightman,
master 1st veil; S. P. Devin, sen
tinel. Blue lodge officers installed were
Lawrence L. Beach, worshipful
master; J. O. Turner, senior war
den; W. Vawter Parker, junior
warden; Frank S. Parker, treas
urer; Spencer Crawford, secretary;
J. O. Peterson, senior deacon; Karl
G. Miller, junior deacon; A. C. Ball,
senior steward; P. B. Watson, jun
ior steward; Joseph Pope, chap
lain; C. J. D. Bauman, marshal;
Harold Buhman, tyler.
Honor Departed Brothers
At Elks' Memorial Service
"The faults of our brothers we
write upon the sands, their virtues
upon the tablets of love and mem
ory." Thus citing the central theme
of the order's memorial service, J.
O. Turner paid tribute to departed
brothers of Heppner lodge 358, B.
P. O. Elks, last Thursday evening.
J. E. Williams, W. T. Matlock and
William Shipley were members who
failed to answer the roll call of de
parted, read by F. W. Turner, sec
retary. Stressing the enduring qualities
of the virtues of men, the speaker
gave his address In story form.
Gripping drama of the story in the
manner told, held the audience
tense as it impressed the lesson of
memory of virtues. "The Holy
Hour" and "The Vacant Chair"
were sung in trio by Mrs. Crocket
Sprouls, Mrs. Hubert Gaily and
Mrs. John Turner with Mrs. Virgin
ia Amorelli accompanying at the
piano. Singing of "Auld Lang
Syne," Invocation and benediction
by the chaplain, H. A. Duncan, and
ceremonies of the lodge completed
the service. Jasper V. Crawford
presided as acting exalted ruler,
C. J. D. Baunian as acting esteemed
leading knight, and Merle Becket,
Bert Mason and D. A. Wilson filled
the offices of esteemed lecturing
knight, esteemed loyal knight, and
esquire respectively. H. A. Tam
blyn, exalted ruler, while present,
was not sufficiently recovered from
his recent Illness to fill the presid
By MRS. MARGARET BLAKE
The Women's Topic club met at
the home of Mrs. Werner Rietmann
last Saturday afternoon for its
study meeting. Twelve members
were present The magazine, "Har
pers Bazaar," was reviewed. Mrs.
Omar Rietmann and Mrs. Bert Ma
son read papers. The club received
information that a traveling library
would be available in a short time.
The library will consist of several
hundred books covering many fields.
It is being sent here as a part of a
WPA project and will be in charge
of the club. The west room of the
McMurray building on Main street
has been secured to house it and
the days when it will be open to the
public will be announced soon. It
was decided that the club would
give a silver tea on the first day the
library is open. This tea will be
held in the room so that people can
look over the library. The date
will be announced as soon as the
books are received. During the af
ternoon the program for the com
ing six months were distributed.
Refreshments were served by the
Mrs. Charles McEIligott and Mrs.
Lee Beckner entertained last Sat
urday night at the home of the lat
ter in honor of Mrs. Fred Mankin
on her birthday anniversary. Guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kane, Dr.
and Mrs. R. C. Lawrence, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Farley, Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Bergevin and Mr. and Mrs.
Several members of Locust chap
ter of O. E. S. visited the Heppner
chapter last Friday evening. Among
those attending were Mr. and Mrs.
E. R Lundell, Mrs. A. A. McCabe.
Mrs. W. J. Blake, Mrs. Dorr Mason,
Mrs. H. D. McCurdy and Mrs. Wal
E. J. Blake was home from Kin-
zua on Sunday.
Garland Swanson drove to The
Dalles Sunday bringing back a new
coupe for himself.
Mrs. Walter Roberts and Mrs. H.
D. McCurdy were guests of the
Past Matrons club dinner at Hepp
ner last Saturday night.
Mrs. Frank Lundell, Mrs. Clell
Rea and Carlton Swanson were
Pendleton visitors Monday.
Mrs. Mary Weddle underwent an
operation for the removal of a
goitre at The Dalles last week. Mrs.
Walter Eubanks, her daughter.
who was with her has returned and
reports that although the operation
proved to be quite serious, Mrs.
Weddle is showing satisfactory
progress toward recovery.
H. O. Ely, Charles Dane and J. E.
Swanson - attended - the wrestling
matches in Pendleton Tuesday eve
ning. Miss Bonnie Smith has been visit
ing her sisted, Mrs. Dan O'Hara, at
The Pentecostal Mission anounces
that it will hold its Christmas ser
vice on Monday night, Dec. 23, in
its church. The Heppner mission
will join them in this service.
The whole community will join
in Christmas exercises to be held
in the school gym on Christmas
eve. A cantata being prepared by
the school will be presented.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Oleson of Mon
tana were guests of George Ely
during the past week. The Oleson
family lived at Morgan about twen
ty-five years ago.
Miss Virginia Griffith has been
very ill with a relapse from the
The dance, card party and social
held at Morgan last Saturday night
was well attended.
The Home Economics club of
Willows grange will meet with Mrs.
Jes Deos on Friday afternoon, De
Mrs. Clel Rea, Mrs. Cleo Drake
and Mrs. Frank Lundell were host
esses at bridge at the home of the
latter on Tuesday afternoon. The
affair was arranged as a surprise
for Mrs. E. R. Lundell and Mrs. C.
W. Swanson in honor of their birth
days. Guests were Mesdames Fred
Mankin, Dorr Mason, Bert Mason,
George Tucker, Lee Howell, J. E.
Swanson, H. D. McCurdy, E. J.
Blake, J. P. O'Meara, Walter Cor
ley, Wallace Mathews, Werner
Rietmann, Omar Rietmann, Victor
Rietmann, Ella Davidson, A. W.
Lundell, Louis Bergevin, M. E. Cot
ter, Clyde Denny, Carl Allyn, Hugh
Smith, Mrs. Lana Padberg and Miss
Margaret Ely. Prizes went to Mrs.
Victor Rietmann and Mrs. Wallace
Mathews. The guests of honor were
showered with handkerchiefs. Ice
cream in the shapes of Santa Claus,
poinsettas and other seasonal pat
terns, cake and coffee, were served.
Garland Swanson went to Salem
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gustafson and
son Dayton and Mrs. Annie Nickel
of Sumner, Wash., arrived Wednes
day morning for a short visit with
the families of J. E. and C. W.
Swanson. They were enroute to
their homes from California where
they had been visiting. They de
parted Sunday, accompanied by
Mrs. C. P. Nelson of Firth, Idaho,
who had been visiting here. The
three ladies are sisters of the
MOVING TO CLATSKANIE.
M. E. Bundy has relinquished his
lease on the Henry Blahm place on
Willow creek to Lowell Stockard of
Hermiston and has taken a small
place near Clatskanie, Columbia
county, where he expects to engage
In diversified farming. Mrs. Bundy
and the girls went to the new home
last week, while Mr. Bundy and the
boys are still taking care of the in
terests here. They expect to go to
Clatskanie In a short time. Mr.
Bundy still retains land interests
In the north Lexington section
where he followed wheat farming
lor a number of years.
PWA Asks Detailed En
gineering Data, Says
Approval of Bonds for Proposed
Projects Separate Issues at
January 31 Election.
That Heppner's street improve
ment project is still open for con
sideration by PWA was conveyed
in a letter received this week by
Mayor T. J. D. Jones from C. C.
Hockley, state director. The letter
came in the form of a questionnaire
asking for more detailed engineer
ing data than was contained in the
Mayor Jones has placed the ques
tionnaire in the hands of Harry
Tamblyn, county engineer, who will
supply the data. Tamblyn is also
at work on the detailed draft of the
water project already sanctioned
Resolutions for placing the mat
ter of issuance of bonds for the
two projects, which will be voted
on separately at the January 31
election, have been prepared by
Jos. J. Nys, city attorney, and sent
to Hockley's office for approval.
As soon as they are approved Mayor
Jones will call a special council
meeting to pass them. The coun
cil ordered the resolutions drawn
at the last meeting.
The water project calling for ex
penditure of $12,757, $5727 of which
would come as an outright grant
from the government and the other
$7000 as a loan to be secured by
city bonds, covers relaying the one
and three-quarters mile of wooden
pipe remaining in the supply line
down Willow creek. Replacement
with steel pipe of the same 8-inch
dimension is contemplated.
The engineer s draft calls for de
termination of the amount of water
being lost between the intake at
the forks of the creek and the res
ervoir in town, and Mayor Jones
expects the council will approve
such a test Relaying of a portion
of the old wooden line this year re
vealed the pipe to be in bad repair.
influencing the council in their de
cision to replace the remainder.
The water improvement and
street improvement projects will
be placed on the ballot separately,
so that voters may have the privil
ege of approving bonds for one
and rejecting bonds for the other
if they so desire, the mayor said.
The Dalles Lions Invite
Section to Annual Event
Convinced that communities nf
the mid-Columbia are facine- th
dawn of a new era because of de
velopment of power and navigation,
the Lions club of The Dalles will
again act host at a New Year's
breakfast to be held in the public
auditorium of The Dalles at 6:30
o'clock on the morning of Tuesday,
Invitations for all mid-Columhla
communities to participate in the
breakfast will be sent nut n.Tt
week, and all are cordially invited.
The theme will be "The Dawn of
a New Day," and with a back
ground or special stage settings,
the "Parade of Progress" will be
depicted from the Lewis and Clark
expedition in 1804 tn Hip tllAro re
cent development of Columbia riv
The event has become more nnn.
ular each year with mid-Cnlumhi
people, featuring high jinks, com
edy stunts, music and original sce
nic effects, while predictions of fu
ture accomplishments, introduced
in the programs, have so quickly
come to pass that it is now accept
ed as marking, with the advent nf
each new year, a real milestone of
Red Cross Quota Almost
Reached; Irrigon Not In
With all districts heard from Mr.
cept Irrigon, Morrow county is
within $4.50 of reaching Its quota
of $250. reported Josenhlnn Ma.
honey, county chapter chairman,
mis week. However, should Irri
gon not supply the balance, the
cnairman believes enough can be
obtained from a few uncontacted
sources to make up the deficiency.
Committees in the various dis
tricts reported the following sums:
Heppner $157, upper Willow creek
$6, Cecil $5, Hardman $1, Rhea
creek $13, Pine City $3, Lena $1.50,
lone $19, Lexington $29, Boardman
Nine cretonne utility bags were
sent from the county this week to
help make a total of 5000 such gifts
being sent to American soldiers In
foreign lands by the national Red
Cross. The bags contain many use
ful articles, and those supplied lo
cally were given by various organi
zations, the chairman reports.
Miss Evelyn Humphreys arrived
home this week from Portland
where she had been attending bus
iness college. She was forced to
leave her studies for a time because