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Volume 52, Number 47.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 1936.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
FATE OF 4 MEASURES
Lethargic Campaign In
dicates Light Vote,
Students, Friends Back Fee Bill;
Grange Opposes All but Legls
tiye Pay; Polls Open at 8.
The fate of four measures re
ferred to the voters of the state
lies in the hands of the electorate
tomorrow. It will be up to the
voters to decide whether or not Or
egon will have a sales tax for old
age assistance, whether primary
elections hereafter will be held in
May or September, whether com
pulsory fees not to exceed $5 a term
shall be levied on students at state
schools, and whether legislators
shall be privileged to set their own
Here as elsewhere, general lack
of interest indicates that a light
vote will be cast Only through vol
untary support by students and
friends of higher education in be
half of the fee bill has there been
anything like an active campaign
favoring any of the measures, but
this campaign has failed to arouse
much interest Granges, through
the state legislative committee,
have been propagandized in oppo
sition to all except the legislative
pay bill which has been given pas
sive endorsement by grange head
quarters. That farmer sentiment does not
entirely follow the grange pro
gram, however, is Indicated by
Eastern Oregon Wheat league's
passage of a resolution favoring
the sales tax, and Oregon Wool
growers' resolution preferring it
to additional property tax for old
Party leaders here, as elsewhere
over the state, have passively fa
vored moving the primary election
time to September as a means of
cutting down the time of campaign
before the general election and dis
couraging the increasing crop of
t independent candidates. They are
' not entirely satisfied with putting
selection of national committeemen
into the hands of party central
committees, and denying the people
the right to express preference for
president and vice-president which
would result should the measure
Polls will be open as usual from
8 a. m. to 8 p. m. North Heppner
voters will cast ballots in the build
ing formerly occupied by the coun
ty agent's office, while South Hepp
ner voters will vote as usual at the
East Oregon Ministers
Meet, Church of Christ
With the central theme "Reach
ing the Unreached," the eastern
Oregon Christian ministers met In
conference in Heppner Monday
and Tuesday at the Church of Christ
to discuss future work and review
past accomplishments. C. F. Swan
der, state secretary, presented the
state missions work and also a ten
tative improvement program for
the young people. The annual con
vention of eastern Oregon churches
will be in Pendleton, May 5-6-7.
The Monday evening session be
gan with a covered dish supper es
joyed by local church members as
well as the visiting ministers. La
dles of the church provided a lunch
for the delegates Tuesday noon be
fore their departure. Besides the
state secretary and the local minis
ter, delegates to the conference
were Miss Helen Hillis, Joseph;
Russell Myers, Wallowa Clifford
Pritchard, Halfway; A. F. Van
Slyke, Pendleton; Paul Mortimore,
La Grande Clifford Trout, Enter
prise, and Albert Kribs, Elgin.
RETURNS FROM SALT LAKE.
J. G. Barratt, president Oregon
Wool Growers association, and Mrs.
Barratt returned home Sunday
from Salt Lake where they went
for the national woolgrowers con
vention. Mr. Barratt reported that
recommendations of the national
were much In line with those made
at the recent state convention at
Baker, but that Oregon and Cali
fornia did not join In endorsing
the national's public lands policy.
Statement of their position was
made on the floor of the conven
tion with the request that it be
published in the national publica
tion., On their return they found
their son Junior 111 with a gather
ing In his ear.
FORMER RESIDENT VISITS.
J. D. Kirk, familiarly known by
old time friends here as Jeff Kirk,
was In the olty Tuesday from the
home of his nephew, Merle Kirk,
near Lexington where he was vis
iting from his home at Ukiah. Mr.
Kirk was a pioneer resident of
Blackhorse, leaving the county 40
years ago and visiting here but
three or four times since. Looking
up old-time friends, he was able to
find but a few, among them R. W.
Turner and W. G. McCarty. He
Is a brother of Mrs. Maggie Bell
formerly mistress of the Bell ranch
near Lexington, and while here
checked on some matters pertaining
to the Bell estate.
NAT'L SCOUT WEEK
Fathers-Sons Banquet Set Feb. 12;
Window Displays, Booster
Club Drive Included.
Fathers and sons of Heppner
meaning all the male population
will surround the banquet table
February 12 to help launch a larger
and brighter year in Boy Scout
work, it was decided at a meeting
of the executive committee Tues
day evening. This event, itself fall
ing on Lincoln's birthday, will be
but one of a series of events In ob
servance of National Boy Scout
week, February 7-14. For several
years it has been a bright spot in
the city's social calendar.
Edward F. Bloom, chairman of
the committee, will extend Invita
tions to out-of-town scouts and
their leaders. J. O. Turner was
selected as toastmaster, and Merle
Becket is assistant on the commit
tee. Plans and arrangements are
in the hands of Claude W. Pevey,
Spencer Crawford and George
Howard. Ticket sales for the ban
quet will be handled by Spencer
Crawford, Dr. A. D. McMurdo, Earl
Eskelson and E. L. Morton.
The banquet ticket committee
will also conduct the canvass for
National Scout Week Booster club
dues to be held the following week
in February, announces E. L. Mor
ton, executive chairman, who an
ticipates the usual generous sup
port of this means of raising funds
for Scout equipment and activities,
including membership in the Blue
Scout week will open with dis
plays in local store windows, in
which troop members will compete.
Many articles of handicraft will be
shown. Judges for the displays are
Allan Bean, R. B. Ferguson and C.
J. D. Bauman.
The boys have ordered their troop
colors, insignia and supplies, which
it is hoped will arrive in time for
display at the fathers and sons
Willow Watershed Move
Endorsed at Prineville
Placine the Willnw crppk wntAr.
shed In the national forest was en
dorsed bv Eastern Orefi-nn Ijinria
Public Use committee of the State
Planning board at its meeting in
Prineville last Friday and Satur
day, on recommendation of the
Morrow county court Though a
former move to accomplish this was
apparently frustrated with an
nouncement of rejection from
Washington last week, the court
is hopeful that reconsideration may
be obtained throue-h snnnnrt nf tho
state body. W. T. Campbell, judge,
; a. earner and Geo. N. Peck,
commissioners, all attended the
Prineville meetine-. J. W rIp-d-o
Crook county judge Is chairman of
. In addition tn thp wntorahnrt rec
ommendations, the court was heard
In the matter of handling marginal
range lanas, ana tne committee is
working on a plan which may be
recommended to the snvsmmunt
This program would affect a con-
aiueraoie portion or the north end
of the county.
County Wheat Growers
Meeting at Lex Today
The annual meetine of Lexlno--
ton Rodent Control district Is tak
ing the form of a general Interest
meetine: for wheatmen nt T,pvintr-
ton today, announces Joseph Bel-
anger, county aeent Slated on
the program are a number of speak
ers to discuss various matters of
Interest The meeting began at 10
o'clock this morning.
Expected to attend are D. E. Ste
phens, head of Moro experiment
station, who brings InfnrmnHnn nn
new wheat varieties; E. R. Jack-
man, O. S. C. extension specialist
in farm crops; A.- R. McDole, from
Pullman office of Soil Conservation
service; Walter Moore, Pendleton
Production Credit association; Har
vey Miller, president Eastern Ore
gon Wheat league, and. Henry
Smouse. chairman of the direotlnir
committee for the rodent control
district, all of whom are expected
to have messages of interest
CCC TOURNEY HERE.
Basketball teams from several
CCC camps will meet in Heppner
next week In one of a series of
elimination tournaments looking to
the championship of the Vancou
ver Barracks district which will
be played off in Vancouver later.
Lieut Grant H. Edwards of the lo
cal camp Is athletic dirctor for this
immediate district which includes
Camps HUgard .Stanfleld, Squaw
Creek, Baker and Heppner. Semi
final contests for this district will
be played here and at La Grande.
The local CCC team goes Into the
tourney a strong favorite, having
won eight out of nine games played
SECOND PAPER OUT.
The second edition of "The Dusty
Digest," mimeographed newssheet
of Co. 2113, OCC of Heppner, was
Issued this week. It is published
bi-monthly especially for the ben
efit of camp members, being four
11x16 pages In size.
Willow lodge 66, I. O. O. F., con
ferred Initiatory degree upon one
candidate at its regular meeting
last night. A large delegation of
lone Oddfellows were guests and a
pleasant social time was enjoyed.
By EDITH EDWARDS
The Lexington grade school and
the freshman boys played a bas
ketball game last Thursday after
noon in the gym. The final score
was 17-16 in favor of the grade
The Lexington high school bas
ketball team defeated Fossil on the
local floor last Saturday by a score
Ralph Jackson is ill at his home
with a severe attack of tonsilitis.
Mrs. Ola Ward returned home
last Wednesday from CorvalliJ
where she has been visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Eldon Winkley.
The school board has installed a
new hot water tank in the school.
Mrs. J. G. Johnson has been quite
ill at her home the past week.
Jack Van Winkle is absent from
school on account of illness.
The pie social and dance held at
the grange hall last Saturday eve
ning was well attended and report
ed a big success.
Mrs. George Peck returned Sun
day night from an extended visit
in the valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott spent
the week end in Portland. Ed
Cummings attended to the service
station during their absence.
Jeff Kirk of Ukiah was visiting
friends and relatives in Lexington
on Monday on his way home from
Lyle, Wash., where he had gone to
attend the funeral of his brother,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler of Willa-
mina were visiting old friends in
Lexington last week. The Tylers
formerly lived in this community.
wont on repairing the Christian
church, started last Tuesday. The
ceiling is being lowered and the
Vivian Kane of Heppner is audit
ing books at the Beach store.
Harry Huley of Portland is the
new barber in Lexington, replac-
ng jjewey Benson who returned
with his family to Mt. Vernon re
cently. Margaret Crawford and Milton
Morgan of lone were visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Pal
A recital was held by Mrs. Schrie-
ver's music class Sundav evenniir.
January 26, at the Schriever home.
There were twenty-two guests pres
ent, ine rouowing program was
presented: Salute to the Colors.
Anthony, Kenneth Jackson; Lucy
Locket, and Round the Mulberry
susn, Marion Miller; Peter Pan,
Moore, Marjorie Daw, Rhea, Majo
Marquardt; Dancing Daisy Fields,
Mokry, Jack-in-the-Pulpit Mokry,
Colleen McMillan; vocal: The Four
Leaf Clover, The Lilac Tree, Mrs.
Trina Parker; Stubborn Rocking
Horse, Stuabbog, Marcella Jack
son; Joyous Farmer, Schumann,
Gene Marie Schriever; Flying Leaf,
Spindler, Maxine Devine; Goblins'
Frolic, Heller, Ivah Kuns; Taran
tella, Mac Lachlan, Louise Hunt;
Hungarian Czardas, Brounoff, Ken
neth Jackson; Cossack Dance, Au
bert, Gene Marie Schriever; Vocal:
Asleep in the Deep, Little Boy,
You've Had a Busy Day, Willard
C. Newton; In Hanging Gardens,
uavles, Marcella Jackson; Turkish
Rondo, Krentzlin, Louise Hunt:
Summer Reverie, Torjussen, Maxine
Devine; Pixies' Good Night Song,
Brown, Ivah Kuns. After the pro
gram, the girls of the class helped
serve refreshments. Guests pres
ent were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Marquardt and sons Billy and Carl,
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and son
Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Devine,
Mrs. Martha Wright, Mrs. Emma
White, Mrs. Lulu White, Mrs. Trina
Parker, Miss Donna Barnett, Mrs.
Lorraine Beach, Miss Betty Skyles,
Mrs. Lavelle White, Willard C.
Newton, Herbert Lewis, Mrs. Caro
line Kuns and Mrs. Harvey Miller
and son Tad.
Fred Nelson. Sam McMillan and
Paul Smouse left Saturday evening
for Portland, attended the ski tour
nament held on Mt Hood on Sun
day and returned home Monday
Mrs. Carl Whillock and daugh
ter, Carla Lee, of Heppner visited
at the Charles Breshears home sev
eral days last week.
Beulah Nichols Is proEressinir
slowly from her recent major op
eration. A special school meeting was
held last Monday evening in the
high school auditorium. It was
voted by a vote of 13 to 6 to raise
the gymnasium roof.
Timberland In Demand
at Tax Foreclosure Sale
All lands in Morrow county with
taxes delinquent for 1930 and prior
years, as previously advertised,
were disposed of at public auction
by the sheriff's office Saturday and
Monday, with purchases to several
thousand dollars being made by in
dividuals. Land not otherwise dis
posed of was taken by the county
lor tne amount of Judgment.
Most demand by private bidders
was for timberland, several parcels
of which were disposed of. There
were some tracts in the north end
taken by Individuals, but little de
mand was evidenced for wheat
land. Much of the property taken
by the county will be sold later.
AUXILIARY WINS BLANKET.
Morrow County Wool Growers
auxiliary are the recipients of a
fine wool blanket, won at the na
tional convention In Salt Lake last
week, A meeting of the organiza
tion will be held at the Lucas Place
at 1 o'clock, Feb. 7, to discuss dis
position of the blanket and lay
plans for a spring style show. All
members are urged to attend.
UNDER WAY HERE
Opportunity to Replace Outmoded
Toilets at Cost of Materials
Given by PWA Project
General betterment In health con
ditions of the county is expected as
a result of a WPA project started
this week under the direction of E.
A. Nutter of Pendleton, who also
has charge of the work for Uma
tilla county. Sponsored by the
state board of health, the project
calls for replacing any outmoded
open tolietg for the cost of ma
terials, which Nutter says will be
Every bit of work in connection
with construction and placing of
the new outhouses is done by PWA.
The type of construction is such as
to make the buildings absolutely
ny-proor and air-tight. The pits
are cribbed, the floor and seat con
crete, and the building itself made
of good new lumber. Painting will
also be done if material Is furnish
ed at a cost of about $2 additional.
Arrangements for buying ma
terials reduces the cost under that
which individuals would have to
pay, Nutter says, affording an un
usual opportunity for improving
This program is declared to pro
vide one of the greatest safeguards
against typhoid fever, as well as
preventing spread of other diseases
of which the common house fly is
known to be a carrier. The plan
had its inception from a survey
made at the instance of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., when it was de
termined as the most beneficial
way in which he could spend Rock
efeller foundation money for im
provement of public health. The
government has enlarged the pro
gram, and it has been so success
fully carried out In other sections
as to prove its worth beyosd ques
tion, Nutter says.
Local applications may be made
at the office of Dr. R, M. Rice,
county health officer, who has given
the program unqualified endorse
ment. Joe Green Makes Squad
Yearling Hoop Tossers
University of Oregon, Eugene,
Jan. 29. Jos Bryant Green, for
mer Heppner high school basket
ball star, is a reserve on Honest
John Warren's Uiiersity of Ore
gon freshman hoop team this win
ter. Though he has seen little ac
tion In frosh games to date, Green
is considered an outstanding pros
pect and may at any time crowd
out one of the regulars. In a re
cent contest with the Fall Creek
CCC quintet Joe broke into the
scoring column with a converted
free throw. His position is guard.
The .Duckling hoopsters have
won six straight games to date.
They play the Oregon State rooks
January 24 and 25 and again on
February 7 and 8. Those engage
ments will provide Joe with an op
portunity to crash the headlines.
Green weighs only 148 pounds
and measures 5 feet, 10 inches, in
height, but his lack of size is made
up by speed and skill. He is 18
At Heppner Green plaved on
Coach Larry Winter's high school
squad ror three years and in his
senior year was named the out
standing player in the sub-district
tournament. He is majoring in
business administration at the uni
Lions Back Tournament,
Discuss Election Bills
Lions received enthusiastically
the news of Heppner's selection as
host city for the district basket
ball tournament, March 6-7, from
Edward F. Bloom, school superin
tendent, at their Monday luncheon,
and named George Howard, Dr. R.
M. Rice and Charles Barlow as a
committee to assist In staging it.
Most of the program time was
taken up by discussion of the stu
dent fee bill and measure for
changing primary election. Discus
sion snowed club members to be
about equally divided on the fee
bill, while sufficient time was not
had for a general expression of
opinion of the primary measure.
The discussion was carried on In
a non-partisan spirit in line with
the club's policy of promoting ac
tive citizenship on the part of its
members and the community gen
erally. TICKETS SELL LIVELY.
Himself selling 68 tickets, Dr. A.
D. McMurdo reported this morning
that everything points to a large
time at the President's Ball at the
Elks temple tonight The hall has
been decorated and Kaufman's or
chestra of Pendleton will be on
hand to provide music,
hand to provide music. Dr. Mc
Murdo Is general chairman of the
event 70 percent of the net pro
ceeds of which will stay at home
to aid infantile paralysis sufferers,
and the other 30 percent going to
the Warm Springs foundation.
GOLDEN WEDDING 10TH.
Arrangements are being made
for celebration of the fiftieth wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. L.
W. Brlggs, to occur February 10.
Further announcement will be
made tn next week's paper. No
formal Invitations or other an
nouncements will be sent out. All
friends, old and new, are cordially
invited and no presents expected.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Dwight Misner and Jay McGuire
of Thornton, Wash., arrived here
Sunday. Mr. Misner visited at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred
Mankin, and Mr. McGuire visited
at the homes of his cousins, Mrs.
C. W. McNamer and Mrs. Lucy
Rodgers, at Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorr Mason are
the parents of a daughter, Janet
Adelia, born at Heppner Jan. 24.
Mrs. J. A. Rhodes of Portland
and Mr. and Mrs. Myles Beasley of
Kennewick, Wash., stopped over
night Monday, enroute to the Wash
ington city. They were at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy.
Mrs. M. E. Cotter entertained on
Tuesday afternoon with a bridge
party in honor of her sister, Mrs.
Nettie Lundy who is her house
guest. Four tables were in play,
high scores being made by Mrs. E.
R. Lundell, Mrs. George Tucker and
Mrs. Nettie Lundy. Other guests
were Mrs. Clel Rea, Mrs. Walter
Corley, Mrs. Ted Smith, Mrs. Ture
Peterson, Mrs. Walter Dobyns, Mrs.
H. D. McCurdy, Mrs. Clyde Denny,
Mrs. J. E. Swanson, Mrs. C. W.
Swanson, Mrs. Bert Mason, Mrs
Earl Blake, Mrs. Louis Bergevin
and Mrs. Werner Rietmann.
Mrs. Garland Swanson with her
infant son has returned home from
Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, associate
grand matron of the grand chap
ter of Oregon, O. E. S., will pay
Locust chapter an official visit on
the evening of February 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Engleman of
Portland were overnight visitors
at the Frank Engleman home Mon
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Keller -have
received an announcement of the
arrival of a daughter, Kathleen
Elaine, at the home of Dr. and Mrs
Edward Keller of Beaver Dam,
Wis., on Jan. 21.
The honor roll of the grades for
the third six weeks is as follows:
Thrid grade, Alton Yarnell and
Wayne Christopherson; fourth
grade, Alice Nichoson and Mabel
Davidson; fifth grade, Marianne
Corley; sixth grade, Van Rietmann.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Orlo Martin (Helen Smouse) at
Moro on Jan. 21.
Mrs. Robinson and Miss J. Eliza
beth Olson of Pendleton were in
town last Thursday on business in
connection with the library. New
books were added to those already
on hand and the books given to the
library by local patrons were cata
loged and placed on the shelves for
distribution. Quite a number of
copies of the National Geographic
monthly were added to the library.
Airs. Wallace Mathews who is
leaving soon to make her home at
Selah, Wash., was guest of honor
of the Congregational Aid at the
home of Mrs. Paul Balsiger last
Thursday afternoon. At the close
of the afternoon's work refresh
ments were served and Mrs. Math
ews was presented with a gift.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin at
tended the funeral services for
Charles Erwin at Walla Walla last
Saturday. Mr. Erwin who owned a
ranch about ten miles south of lone
about six years ago, died at Walla
Walla last Thursday from an attack
of septic sore throat
Following the regular meeting of
the I. O. O. F. lodge at Morgan last
Thursday George Ely was sur
prised by the members of I. O. O.
F. and Rebekah lodges with a party
in honor of his birthday. Cards
were played and refreshments
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake were
here from Kinzua Sunday.
Miss Mildred Smith and her aunt,
Mrs. Heech of The Dalles were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith
R. L. Benge of Heppner and Geo.
Peck of Lexington were business
visitors here Monday.
Mrs. H. O. Ely gave a dinner
party Sunday for her daughter,
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Mr. and Mrs. Peter Watson and
children are leaving tomorrow for
Seattle where Mr. Watson will ac
cept employment with the Union
Pacific. Mr. Watson has been clerk
at the local depot at Intervals for
the last several years, and the
family has many friends who regret
to see them leave.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spec
ialist of Pendleton will be at the
HOTEL HEPPNER on Wednesday,
Billy Jones, young son of Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Jones, is reported as
improving at Heppner hospital
where he has been undergoing
treatment for pneumonia. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones are staying In town at
the Jones apartments.
A 9 1-2 pound baby daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gorgcr
of lone at the maternity home of
Mrs. Ada Cason In this city, Janu
ary 17. The young lady was nam
ed Leola Jane. Mr. and Mrs. Gor
ger were visitors In the city this
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark return
ed home last Thursday from a sev
eral weeks' visit at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Riggs at Eugene.
While in Eugene Mr. Clark under
went treatment at the hands of a
medical specialist and returned
much improved in health.
Word has been received by Hepp
ner relatives and friends that WAFeb. 5, at Masonic hall, to receive
W. Smead entered the Knights of
Pythias home at Vancouver, Wash.,
Tuesday. He has written for his
fishing tackle and Is looking for
ward to opening of the season.
HAVE LIVELY MEET
Bert Mason Named Club Presi
dent; Check Dams Asked and
Other Matters Talked.
Morrow County Hunters and
Anglers club prepared for an active
year at its annual meeting at the
Elks club Monday evening, when
Bert Mason of lone was elected
president to succeed D. A. Wilson
who served last year. Chas. B. Cox
was reelected secretary. A large
turn-out of sportsmen took part in
lively discussion of matters on
which recommendations were made.
The proposal that federal or state
governments take over as rapidly
as possible lands on the steep banks
of the John Day river on the north
side of the north fork, lying in
township 65 and ranges 29 and- 30,
for establishment of winter feed
ing grounds for deer and elk and
closing to other grazing, was tabled
for further consideration when it
met with opposition from stockmen.
Recommendations made by the
Commendation of work of pres
ent game warden, and urging that
more state police be assigned war
Requesting either the state or
federal governments or both to take
action toward placing check dams
in the headwaters of local streams
and the transplanting of beaver
to the headwaters of such streams
as would furnish natural feed for
beaver so that the water could be
conserved and fishing secured for
Favoring the state game com
mission paying a small bounty on
horned owls, gros hawks. Cooper
hawks, sharp shinned hawks, crows
and magpies; that a larger bounty
be paid on coyotes, wolves and wild
cats and that a substantial bounty
of not less than $25 be paid on
Favoring clarification of present
game code, so that laws would be
simply stated and left with no am
biguous meanings through which
a skilled attorney can defeat their
Library Committees Set;
Frances Case Librarian
Committees to handle the affairs
of Heppner Public library for the
year were named by Mrs. Harriet
Gemmell, president at a meeting
of the association Saturday after
noon. Mrs. Frances Case was ap
pointed librarian. It was decided
that all state library orders would
be handled by the librarian only.
Redrafting of the constitution was
placed in the hands of the consti
tution and by-laws committee, J.
O. Turner, Mrs. Alberta Parker
and Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers. Com
mittees named were:
Maintenance J. O. Turner, Leta
Humphreys, Mrs. F. W. Turner.
Finance Allan Bean, Mra Earl
Gordon, Mrs. E. L. Morton, Mrs.
Membership S. E. Notson, Mrs.
Harold Case, Mrs. L. Van Marter,
Book Mrs. H. C. Case, Mrs. Lucy
E. Rodgers, Bert Evans, Ellis
Thomson, Mrs. Spencer Crawford,
Mrs. J. G. Thomson, Jr., Mrs. Vaw
ter Parker, Mrs. Orrin Furlong.
Bonus Applications to be
Handled by Legion Post
Applications for the bonds to be
issued June 15 in payment of World
war veterans' adjusted service cer
tificates will be handled in Morrow
county by the American Legion
posts. Paul Gemmell, local post
adjutant, says this will be the only
source for making applications in
the county, according to word re
ceived from state headquarters. He
expects to receive blanks the first
of the week, and urges all veter
ans to see him as soon as possible
after they arrive.
Mr. Gemmell says he will give
every possible assistance to veter
ans in speeding up applications,
and there will be no charge for the
J. W. VAUGHAN PASSES.
Death came peacefully to J. W.
Vaughan, 87, pioneer resident of
this county, at the home of his
niece, Mrs. A. D. Patterson, near
St. Johns, Wash., Monday, Jan. 20.
Funeral servics were held Friday,
Jan 24, from Hazen Jaeger's chapel
In Spokane with Methodist Episco
pal minister officiating, and burial
was under Masonic auspices beside
the grave of his sister who preced
ed him in death by five months and
with whom he had made his home
for the last eight years. He is sur
vived by a sister, Miss Alice Pat
terson of Port Angeles, Wash., and
by two brothers, J. F. of Rlckreall,
Ore., and Edd of Independence,
Ore. Mr. Vaughan is reported to
have enjoyed quite good health this
winter up to ten days before his
death when he was stricken by
heart disease which, complicated by
infirmities of age, caused his death.
He leaves many friends here.
O. E. S. SPECL4L MEETING.
A special meeting of Ruth chap
ter, Order of Eastern Star, is an
nounced for Wednesday evening,
Mrs. Myrtle Peterson, associate
grand matron, grand chapter of
Oregon, who will make an official
visit at that time. A social hour
will follow the meeting.
13-County Class B Basket
ball Championship at
Stake, March 6-7.
HOME TEAM TO PLAY
Honor of Participation Automatic;
Bloom Named Manager; Selec
tion Held Signal Recognition.
Eight basketball teams repre
senting the hear tnlpnt In hicrh
schools with 150 or less dally at
tendance in the 13 eastern Oregon
counties will come to Heppner
March 6 and 7 to determine the
championship of the state's high
school basketball district No. 13.
Winning team at the tournament
will represent the district at the
tournament to be held later at Sa
lem to vie for the class B cham
pionship of the state.
Selection of Heppner as the host
city was made on the basis of its
location, good facilities for enter
tainment, and past rood record aji
a host city, W. E. King of Echo,
cnairman oi tne district committee.
told Edward F. Bloom, local super
intendent in a teleDhone conversa
tion Friday. No financial guaran
tee was asKea. Mr. Bloom was
named tournament manager.
"The committee feels that no
school should be required to guar
antee a certain amount, but that
with a 10 percent tax on the sub
tournaments and with enthusiastic
advertising and support by the host
we leei mat tne tournament will
be a success," Mr. King said. Oth
er members of the district commit
tee are Wm. Meidinerer niifnr nH
Edwin Ingles, Boardman.
Heppner is automatically ocmrri.
ed the privilege of placing its team
in tne tournament without winning
the sub-district championship by
virtue of its beine host Mr.
considers Heppner's selection a sig
nal recognition, as it was chosen
from 64 schools represented in the
district Besides more than 40 vis
iting players and coaches, the tour
nament is expected to draw sev
eral hundred fans to witness the
Eight eames will h ninH in
all, including consolation cham
pionship and championship games
Saturday evenin?. the 7th. r.im
schedule and admission prices will
oe announced later.
Sub-districts from which tour
nament contenders will rnm fal
13-A, 2 teams Grass Vallev. Kant
Moro, Rufus, Wasco, Dufur, Mau
pin. St. Mary's. Wanlnitio rHn
Parkdale, Cascade Locks, Shanikoj
13-B, 1 team Umatilla Trrinn
Condon, Boardman, Lexington)
iune, Arlington, Fossil, Heppner,
Pine City, Boardman. 7
li-C, 1 team Mitchell, rsinvnn
City, Long Creek, Dayville, Mt
Vernon, Jonh Day, Prairie City,
Crane, Spray, Burns, Monument
13-D, 1 team Halfwav Herpfnrrt
Huntington, Muddy Creek, Rich-
muu, vaie, sumpter, Jordan Val
13-E, 1 team Cove. Hain tw.
gin, North Powder, Imbler, Joseph,
wanowa, inora, Lostine.
li-F, 1 team Echo. Athena Pilot
Rock, Helix. Adams. stnnfloiH
Ukiah, Umapine, Weston. '
li-U Tournament host.
Boreas' Icy Fingers
Bring Low of 7 Degrees
Old Boreas eriooed the ennntv
in his icy fingers this week. Hepp
ner residents shiwered at the low
temperature of 7 dee-rees ahnva
zero Tuesday night, with but slight
relief last nieht when the mprpnrv
dropped to 8 above, according to re
port or i,en l,. uuiiam, government
Snow, eeneral over the prumtv
but heavier to the south, fell to a
depth of three inches In the city,
with the heaviest fall Snnrlnv nio-hf
followed by a lighter fall Monday
nignt. Asiae irom frozen pipes
and deeper inroads on fuel piles,
little damage is reported from the
most severe com snap so lar this
winter. Previous rains, along with
the covering of snow, are believed
to have furnished good protection
to crops. Clear skies and warm
sunshine of yesterday continued
this morning with only a light skift
of clouds to indicate a change.
Sgt. J. T. Costello from the Pen
dleton army recruiting office, was
in the city Monday seeking local
prospects for army service. He re
ports openings in nearly all
branches of the army, and asked
that those interested in enlisting
contact him at the office In the
postotfice building, Pendleton.
BISHOP MAY GO EAST.
Announcement Is carried In the
daily press of the appointment of
Rev. William P. Remington of Pen
dleton, Episcopal bishop for east
ern Oregon diocese, as dean of
Philadelphia Divinity school. Bish
op Remington has made many vis
Its to Heppner and has many
Mrs. Walter Becket and Mrs. Hll
ma Anderson were visiting In town
yesterday from the Eight Mile