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Volume 53, Number 2.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Mar. 19, 1936
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60 E N J 0 Y PROGRAM
MbiB Mae Doherty, B. P. W. Pres
ident Is Toaatmiatress; St Pat
rick's Day Motif Used.
"It It Worth It?" That is the
challenge thrown to civilization to
day by President George W. Peavy
of Oregon State college in an ad
dress before the Lions-Business and
Professional Womens club banquet
at Hotel Heppner Monday evening.
The chalelnge made is for expen
diture of the great amount of men
tal energy required to work the
world out of the maze of economic
and social Ills with which it Is
afflicted. Men and women capable
of bringing order out of chaos ex
ist, but they do not hold the reins
of government today, he charged.
He prefaced his remarks with a
review of the world situation whicli
shows the leading powers of Europe
and Asia all but gripping each
other's throats, and plolured hun
ger, want and misery in America
at the same time lands are being
taken from production of things
to fill needs of sufferers.
Dictatorships were lamented as
working in the Interests of selfish
greed. The machine age, and pass
ing of frontiers for expansion have
detracted from the old idea of rug
ged individualism and forced the
issue of Interdependence.
Leaders are needed to show the
way for accommodating human ex
istence to the new, more complica
ted order. And a revival of the
Golden Rule in business must be
had for an orderly, peaceful exist
ence. These are highlights of
President Peavy's message. '
Banquet tables were decorated
in the St. Patrick's motif, and sixty
men and ladies were seated. Miss
Mae Doherty, president of the B.
P. W., served charmingly as toast
mistress and conducted the pro
gram. Numbers included the Lions
club quartet, F. W. Turner, Joseph
BelangerDr. R. C. Lawrence and
Blaine E. Isom; recitation, Miss
Nonie McLaughlin; vocal solo, Miss
Anabc! Turner, accompanied by
Mrs. I. O. Turner; vocal duet, Mrs.
E. L. Morton and Mrs. E. F. Bloom,
Mrs. Turner accompanying; read
ing, E. W. Gordon; greetngs from
the Lions, Jasper Crawford, presi
dent; greeting from the B. P. W.,
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers.
Joseph Belanger introduced Pres
ident Peavy, and C. J. D. Bauman
filled the olfice of Lions tailtwlster,
adding to the fun through assess
ment of fines.
"Gypsy Rover" Operetta
To be Given March 27th
(From the "Hehisch")
"See the light in the distant sky
Come awake to the gypsies' life, so
free, to all so dear.
Build the 'fire, fill the pot, soon 'twill
be piping hot,
For this is the gypsies' lot.
What do these lines make you
think of? a gypsy camp life
happiness romance. These are
some of the things that are por
trayed in the operetta, "The Gypsy
Rover," to be given by the Heppner
high school glee club, March 27
This operetta promises to be one of
the best and most colorful operettas
ever given here.
The characters, in order as they
first appear, are; Meg (Rob's fos
ter mother), Jean Adkins; Zara (the
belle of the gypsy camp), Harriet
Hager Marto (Meg's husband),
Jackson Gilliam; Sinfo (Gypsy lad
in love with Zara), Gerald Cason;
Rob (afterwards Sir Gilbert Howe,
the Gypsy Rover, and lost heir to
the Sir Gilbert Howe estates), Nor
ton King; Lady Constance (daugh
ter of Sir George Martendale),
Kathryn Parker; Lord Craven (an
English fop, "Doncha know."), Wil
liam Lee McCaleb; Sir George Mar
tendale (an English country gen
tleman), Ellis Wil'liamB; Nina (Sir
George's second daughter), Alvina
Casebeer; Captain Jerome (a cap
tain in the English army), Lemoyne
Cox; Sir Toby Lyon (a society but
terfly), Buddy Batty. Besides the
cast there are the choruses and
The operetta is to be given un
der the direction of Miss Juanlta
Leathers. It promises to be a great
Come and see "The Gypsy Rover"
on Friday, March 27. You will never
GIVEN SURPRISE PARTY.
A surprise party was given by
the neighbors for Mrs. James Llnd-
say at their ranch home In the lone
vicinity one evening this week. The
evening was spent In dancing and
visiting, after which a delicious
lunch was served. Guests Included
Mr. and Mrs. Schlerolght, Mr. and
Mrs. Art Stefani, Mr. and Mrs. Pet
er Timm and sons, Mrs. Ella Dav
idson, Misses Helen McWIlllams,
Valjean OJarkj Mabel Davidson,
Helen and Betty Lou Lindsay, and
Messrs. Ernest Heliker, Clark Wri
ght, Herbert, Robert, William, Andy
and George Davidson, Arthur Ste
fan!, Jr., and S. Barnett,
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer
entertained with a delightful 600
party at their home Saturday eve
ning. The guests included Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Frederickson, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Dinges, Mr. and Mrs.
George Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Karl
Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Van Win
kle, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gentry, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Munkers, Mr. and
Mrs. Dee Cox, Jr., Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. D. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Bauman, Mrs. Nancy Mc
Waters and John Miller. High
prizes were received by Mrs. Fred
erickson and John Miller and sec
ond by Mrs. McWaters and Mr.
A no-host party was held at the
home of Mrs. George Peck Wed
nesday afternoon, honoring Mrs.
Ernest Frederickson of Salem.
Those present besides Mrs. Freder
ickson and Mrs. Peck were Mrs.
Arthur Keene, Mrs. Dee Cox, Jr.,
Mrs. Gene Gray, Mrs. Ralph Jack
son, Mrs. William Padberg, Mrs.
Bert Peck, Mrs. Irvin Padberg,
Mrs. Harry Dinges, Mrs. Frank
Munkers, Mrs. Elmer Hunt, Mrs.
Karl Miller, Mrs. Louis Frederick
son, Mrs. Adolph Majeski, Mrs. Geo.
Allyn and Mrs. Lawrence Palmer.
Games were played during the af
ternoon with prizes being won by
Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Dinges. A
guest prize was presented to Mrs.
A meeting of the men teachers
of Morrow and adjoining counties
was held in the high school audi
torium Monday evening to organize
a schoolmasters' club. Wm. D.
Campbell, superintendent of " the
Lexington school, was elected pres
ident; A. H. Blankenship of Hepp
ner, vice-president, and Charles
Christenson of lone, secretary
treasurer. The purpose of the club
is to discuss school athletics, de
bates, dramatics, oratory, etc., and
to study educational questions. A
committee was appointed to outline
a program for the year. About thirty-five
teachers attended the meet
ing. At 6:30 dinner was served to
the delegation by members of the
Rebekah lodge of this city. The
next meeting of the club will be
held at Condon, the fourth Monday
The P. T. A. executive board held
a meeting In the high school audi
torium Immediately following the
plays Thursday evening.
About sixty members attended
the meeting of Lexington grange
Saturday evening. This was the
first meeting since January as the
meeting last month was cancelled
because of the cold weather. Mrs.
Walter Blackburn was elected lec
turer to fill the vacancy left by the
resignation of Mrs. Lawrence Beach.
Bert Johnson, chairman of the leg
islative committee, gave an Inter
esting talk on subjects of interest
to grange members. Oral Scott,
chairman of the agricultural com
mittee, outlined the program which
his committee has planned to carry
out during the year.
Three one-act plays, "It Took a
Woman," " Good Medicine" and
"Farewell Cruel World," were pre
sented by the high school students
last Thursday evening. Included
in the casts of the plays were Wil
ma Tucker, Jack Van Winkle, Clay
ton Davis, Ellwynne Peck, Asa
Shaw, Robert Campbell, Lavern
Wright, Bernice Martin, Mildred
Hunt, Alma Van Winkle, Edna
Rauch and Keith Gentry. Marvin
Cox and Lyle Allyn were property
managers, Dan Dinges was busi
ness manager and Miss Shirlee
Smith directed the plays. The man
agement wishes to thank those peo
ple who loaned properties for use
In these three plays.
The Lexington Home Economics
club met at the grange hall Thurs
day afternoon with fourteen mem
bers present. Work was done on
the club quilt during the afternoon.
Those attending were Nancy Mc
Waters, Laura Rice, Bertha Nel
son, Pearl Devine, Anna Miller,
Carna Campbell, Mrs. Edmondson
Margaret Miller, Elma Scott, Pearl
Gentry, Lorena Miller, Pearl Mar
quardt, Emma White, Anna Smouse,
Freda Slocum, Alta Cutsforth and
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wickersham
and daughter of Portland spent
the week end with Mrs. Wicker
sham's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Mrs. Alex Hunt and daughter
Mildred accompanied Elmer Hunt
to Portland Friday. They returned
pn the train Tuesday morning.
Miss Betty Skyles and Miss Shir
lee Smith, local teachers, spent the
week end In Portland and.Hills
boro. Lester McMillan has been very
111 at his home during the past
week suffering a relapse of flu.
Mrs. Earl Warner has returned
from several weeks spent in Cor
vallls with her daughter, Neva.
Alma Van Winkle is 111 at her
home, having had an attack of ap
pendicitis the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Cox, Jr., and
son Lester were business visitors In
Mrs. Trina Parker and Miss Dona
Barnett returned home Sunday
from a week's visit with relatives
Vernon Brown of Heppner was
a Lexington visitor Monday.
Mrs. Ted McMillan has returned
home from North Powder where
she has been visiting relatives.
Don't forget the carnival and
dance In the gymnasium Saturday
John Harbke and Joseph T. Pe
ters of Portland were business vis
itors In this city over the week end
While here they were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Duvnll.
(Continued on Page Four)
TO PORTLAND CLUB
Opposition Made to In
creasing Truck Rates
by League Worker.
RATE COUNCIL ACTS
Invitation Extended Mid - West
Barge 4-ine; ICC Hearing, Inves
tigation Packers Asked.
Bert Johnson of lone, chairman
of the transportation committee of
the Eastern Oregon Wheat league,
opposed an attempt of American
trucking associations to have the
Interstate Commerce commission
increase truck-compelled rail rates,
In an address before the Farm
Hands club luncheon at the Mult
nomah hotel in Portland last Thurs
day. While in the city Johnson also
attended a meeting of the Farm
Rate council and assisted in pass
ing resolutions affecting farm trans
Truck-compelled freight rates on
the Heppner branch of the O.-W.
R. & N. railroad effect an annual
saving to wheat growers of $84,000,
Johnson told the Farm Hands clu'i.
Proportionate savings were cited
on other branch lines in the state.
Public service commissions of the
Pacific northwest states have al
ready increased contract carrier
rateo for trucks to the level of com
mon carrier rates. In Washington,
the department of public service
has passed a rule that no wheat can
be hauled within the state by any
common carrier or contract carrier
by highway, for less than the rail
road rate plus 90 cents per ton.
"Forcing truck rates up will re
sult in higher railroad rates also,"
"What the farmer gets for his
product is what he is interested in.
In other wards, he is interested in
farm price; and the transportation
charge exacted In hauling his prod
uct to the price-controlling markets,
often located at distant eastern
points, Is subtracted from what is
paid for his product here. Like
wise, the price the farmer pays for
the things he uses is generally based
upon the price at some distant
point, plus the transportation
"The price the farmer pays for
gasoline and distillate and oil is the
base price at the distillery, plus th ;
cost of transporting the product to
the farm. In about the first case
filed before the I. C. C. since pass
ing of the Carrier Act of 1935, by
the truck companies, we find then
attacking the rail rates upon gaso
line from California north on the
ground that the rates are too low.
"The reason for the Farm Rate
council is the need of the farm
producer everywhere In this north
west country being represented at
these conferences and hearings
having to do with freight ates. The
more cooperation there is between
all the groups of agricultural pro
ducers and the Farm Rale counc'!,
the more effective will be the ac
tion taken to hold down transporta
tion charges to a livable basis."
To combat the tendency toward
higher transportation costs, th3
Farm Rate council resolved in fa
vor of the Inland Waterways Cor
poration extending its barge oper
ations to the Columbia and Snake
rivers. Financed in 1924 by con
gress to the tune of $15,000,000, the
river trassportation organization is
now operating on the Mississippi
river . nd its assets total $30,500,000.
It was also resolved to oppose giv
ing of monopolistic franchises to
any private transportation com
panies. A hearing before the Interstate
Commerce commission In Portland
was asked for the presentation, of
opposition to continuance of emer
gency freight rate increases.
It resolved to urge representa
tives in congress from Oregon,
Washington!, Idaho and Montana to
endeavor to get a committee from
congress appointed to investigate
the activities of large meat packint;
interests with a view to passing leg.
islaton and taking other steps that
will curb the allegedly dangerous,
illegal, monopolistic power and ac
tivities of the aforesaid packing in
A discussion of the Motor Carrier
Act of 1935 was had, and Ray W
Gill, state grange master, announc
ed that a new truck and bus bill
Is being prepared by the state
grange to be presented at the next
Johnson's proposal for a farme
subsidized agency to represent th
growers' Interests In transportation
rate matters had the approval of the
Farm Rate council at a former
meeting. If a mill and a half tax
per bushel could be levied on all
wheat grown In the Pacific north
west, it would raise money suffi
cient to have good representation
in such matters, and Johnson i
certain the saving effected though
lower rates would more than com
pensate the growers.
LEAVES FOR NAVY.
Matt Kenny, son of Mr. and Mrs
John Kenny, departed Sunday for
Portland to bo enlisted in Uncle
Sam's navy. He made his applica
tion for enlistment several months
ago, passing the examination, and
just received his call. Ho expected
to go to the San Diego training sta
tion from Portland.
Allotment Checks Start
Rolling; 13c Due for '36
News from the recent meeting at
Salt Lake City for consideration of
the new soil conservation and dorr
estic allotment plan include several
items which immediately concern
Morrow county wheat growers.
First, check writing machines
were started March 9. The first
checks to be written were those
covering delayed 1934 and the first
1935 payments which have been
cleared by the auditor's section
during the period from January 6
to February 12.
Second, the last payment for 1935
will be 13 cents a bushel less local
Third, those farmers who signed
applications for a new wheat con
tract before January 6 and can
show substantial compliance be
fore that date are eligible to re
ceive the 1936 payment. Substan
tial compliance means planting the
minimum and not more than the
maximum before January 6, 1936,
and having at least 5 percent of
the base in contracted acres at the
time inspection is made. Only one
1936 peyment will be made but the
amount of this has not yet been
Fourth, details as to the opera
tion of the new program for 1936
and 1937 are not yet available, but
rulings from the secretary of ag
riculture are expected at any time.
The first group of checks arrived
at the county agent's office on Tu
esday this week. As soon as checks
arrive cards will be sent to the dif
ferent men for whom they are made
out In this way each man will
know when his checks have arriv
ed and it will not be necessary for
him to interrupt his work on thi
chance that the checks may be
More Hats in the Ring
For Coming Primaries
Roy Neill of Pine City became
the sole aspirant ,to date for the
office of county commissioner when
he announced this week that he
would be a candidate before the
Republcian primary nominating
election, May 15, while the field for
judge was increased to four by an
nouncements of Fred Lucas and
Frank S. Parker. Parker is the re
tiring commissioner whose place
will be filled at the fall election.
No other announcements of can
didacies were forthcoming this
week. A report is current, how
ever, that a statement was made
in Lexington that Joel R. Benton,
former pastor of . the Church of
Christ here, .had .nwpted a call to
the pulpit of the Lexington church
and expected to be an independent
candidate for the judgeship in the
50th Business Year of
E. G. Noble is Slated
E. G. Noble, maker of the famous
Heppner saddle, whose product has
won renown among cowhands ev
erywhere, will observe his fiftieth
anniversary of saddle making April
first. He entered the saddle shop
of his father, the late George Noble,
April 1, 1886, and continuously since
has plied his craft in this city.
Mr. Noble called this paper's at
tention to the fact, because he was
mistakenly reported last week as
Deing in nis 3btn Business year.
This is 14 years short of the actual
fact, he said. "All Fools' Day" ap
parently had no significance so far
as being a hindrance to his business
life is concerned. It has suffered
more from the advent of the ma
chine age, with the automobile re
placing the -horse-and-buggy, and
the tractor Just now cutting deeply
Into the demand for horse and mule
millinery, an important part of the
business in by-gone years.
Hepp'ner Bakery Goes
to Grass Valley Man
J. A. Sharp of Grass Valley has
purchased the Sanitary bakery
from Cecil Wise and will take pos
session Monday. The Wise family
expects to leave toon for Toppen
ish, Wash. Mr. Sharp arrived in
the city yesterday, and Mrs. Sharp
will join him in the near future.
In taking over the local bakery
Mr. Sharp says it will be his en
deavor to produce high quality
products that will compete with
any on the market, and asks for
the support of the community. The
Sanitary bakery of this city is the
only commercial bakery in the
county, and he considers the field
adequate for the success of the bus
iness. DEMOCRAT MEETING SET.
All Morrow county democrats are
invited to attend a party meeting at
the council chambers in Heppner,
Saturday afternoon at 2:30.
R. W. Franks, district supervisor
from Portland, and E. A. Nutter,
supervisor for the Morrow county
district from Pendleton, were in
the city today In the interests of
the WPA-Public Health toilet pro
gram. They reported good prog
ress here In the installation of th i
new health-Improving toilets.
Lynn Spencer was born to Mr.
and Mrs. LoRoy Jones at Monte
sano, Wash., yesterday. Mrs. Jones
is a dnughter of Mrs. Cora Craw
ford of this city.
David Allan was born this morn
Isg to Mr. and Mrs. R. Allan Bean
at their home In this city.
For sale or trade, Ford car, har
ness, trailers, and auto parts. Max
Schultz, Heppner, Ore. ltp
ON FOREST PLAN
Purchase Unit Asked in
Willow Watershed as
Step in Protection.
State Planning Board Approves
Watershed , Grazing District
Proposals; Dams Stalled.
Steps toward organization of a
National Forest Purchase unit in
the Willow creek watershed were
taken Thursday by the county
court when a resolution was passed
petitioning the state forest board
for such organization. The court
was advised through correspond
ence with representatives in Wasn
mgton, and forest officials, that such
action is necessary before the gov
ernment can purchase privately
owned lands and turn them into
the national forest preserve.
While in Portland last week, the
court interviewed C. J. Buck, dis
trict supervisor, in the matter of
getting timberland owned by de
funct First National bank of Hepp
ner in the Willow watershed put
under national forest control for
preservation of the watershed.
While expressing it as the desire
of the forest service to assist in
preserving watersheds and conserv
ing the timber resources through a
sustained yield program, Buck be
lieved the bank holdings alone too
small to justify government pur
chase. If the government is to ad
minister the watershed area, it
must control a great deal more of
it than is included in the bank
holdings, he said.
If the purchase unit is estab
lished, the government will be at
liberty to acquire as much of the
area as it wishes through purchase
or condemnation. Purchase units
were recently established in the
forest area adjacent to Corvallis
and in the Ochoco forest, pjid should
the unit here be established, the
Willow watershed will be in the
same position for government pur
chase as are the other mentioned
A drawback to any immediate
federal acquisition of private lands
lies in the lack of funds available
for the purchase, said Geo. N. Peck,
commissioner, in an interview this
week. However, the Willow project
has the endorsement of the state
planning board, as a result of the
court's proposal made before the
regional planning conference re
cently at Prineville, and once the
purchase unit is established it will
be in position for equal considera
tion with other purchase units.
Another recommendation of th i
court at the Prineville conference,
that of establishing a grazing dis
trict of 230,000 acres in the north,
end of the county, was also ap
proved by the state planning board
as shown in its report recently.
At present establishment of the
district is held up by a clause in the
law which says directors must be
elected from residents of the dis
trict. Most of the users of the
north country range do not live
within the territory to be included
in the district, and a change in the
law to supplant the word "resl
dents" with the word "users" will
be necessary before organization of
the district can proceed. The dis
trict would control grazing prac
tices for the purpose of conserving
the range. Most of the large users
of range in the area were said to
be favorably disposed toward the
The county's flood dam applica
tion for control of flood water on
Willow and Rhea creeks was re
conuy located by the court in a
pigeon-hole in Washington. The
court has not pressed action on it
due to scarcity of labor under the
WPA set-up. Mr. Peck believe,
however, that it could be called
forth through representatives in
congress when the opportune tirru
SHOOTERS SCORE .555 PCT.
Heppner-l'ilot Rock trapshooters
stood at .555 in the percontage col
umn of the Oregonian telegraphic
tournament at the close of last
Sunday's round in which they
turned in a score of 74 for the
three-man team. They won two out
of three matches for the day, de
feating Toledo and Seaside, and
losing to Portland which turned in
a perfect 75. Next Sunday Klam
ath, Eugene and Mount Angel will
be matched against the local hy
phenates. Scores at the local trap
Sunday included John Lane 25, Lr.
J. H. McCrady 25, Dr. A. D. Mc
Murdo 24, Earl Warner 23, Phil Ma
honey 22, Luke Bibby 22, Tom
Clark 22, on the first 25 birds.
IOXE LIBRARY BENEFITS.
The benefit card party given by
the Women's Topic club of lone
for the library fund was well at
tended. Mrs. Walter Corley, presi
dent, in behalf of the Topic club,
wishes to thank everyone for turn
ing out so well. Especially the
Heppner folks. $19.75 was taken In
and will be used to help defray li
brary expenses and the purchase
of new books for the rental shelf.
Ann Lindbergh's "North to the Or
ient" was donated by Mrs. Corley
to start the rental shelf. Over 500
books were loaned during the
month of February.
By MARGARET BLAKE
lone was well represented at Ce
cil last Sunday afternoon when
Rev. Frederick Wissenbach gave a
very interesting lecture on "Church
Conditions in Gemany Under Hit
ler." Announcement was made that
Archdeacon Ralph V. Hinkle would
preach in lone on March 29 at 11
a. m., and would also hold services
at Cecil at 3 p. m. the same day.
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Carr and chil
dren were at the home of Mrs.
Alice Wiles on Sunday.
Mrs. Dorr Mason has returned
from Heppner with her daughter,
Mrs. Fred Zielke and son Fred
erick spent the week end in Port
Twin daughters were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Emmot Botta on Tues
day, March 17. The little girls have
been named Elizabeth Ann and
Mrs. Wallace Mathews of Selah,
Wash., arrived on Sunday for a
visit at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Ely.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Learned of
Wapato, Wash., spent the week
end with Mrs. Learned's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Balsiger.
Alton Yarnell, the young son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Yarnell, is ser
iously ill with an attack of inflam
J. E. Swanson and Garland Swan
son were business visitors in Port
land last Thursday. They drove
on to Salem to get Mrs. J. E. Swan
son who has been visiting relatives
there. On their return they were
accompanied by Beverly McMillan
who will visit at the Swanson home
for the week of her spring vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindstrom
are quite ill with attacks of flu.
Alfred Balsiger of The Dalles
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul G. Balsiger.
Fathers of the high school boys
and girls were guests of the high
school boys last Friday night The
evening was spent playing games
and a delicious supper was served.
H. D. McCurdy accompanied Lyn
Caton of Pendleton on a business
trip to Dayville last Saturday. While
counting cattle on open range about
twenty miles from there, Mr. Mc
Curdy tells of seeing hundreds of
deer. This land was a game re
serve until recently and the deer
Walter Corley went to Rainier
on Friday to take down a load of
stock and farm machinery for
J. T. Peters and J. A. Harbke of
Portland were attending to busi
ness interests here last week end.
Mr. Peters Is building a house on
his ranch which is farmed by Dix
State Policeman McMahon spoke
to the high school student body
and the seventh and eighth grades
on safe driving, last Monday. His
talk was much enjoyed by the stu
dents. Elmer Griffith went to Portland
Miss Grace Duncan, teacher at
Morgan, spent the week end at the
home of her sister in Condon.
Mrs. Adolph Newlin and grand
daughter of Portland are visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lieuallen and
children of Pendleton were week
end guests at the Jack Hynd farm
Mrs. Roy Hurst of Cecil returned
home on Sunday from a week's
visit with relatives in Portland.
She was met at The Dalles by Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Johnson stop
ped for a short visit at the home
of Mr. Johnson's aunt, Mrs. Ella
Davidson, last Saturday. They were
enroute to Condon from their home
at Goldendale, Wash.
Shirley Ball, the seven year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ball,
died at the family home on Sunday
morning after a serious illness of
several weeks. He was born in
lone on Sept. 12, 1928. Besides the
mother and father, he leaves a sis
ter, Freda, and two brothers, Leon
and Jackie, his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Christopherson an ";
other relatives. Funeral services
were held on Tuesday afternoon at
the Christian church with Rev.
Joseph Pope of Heppner in charge.
Interment was in the I. O. O. F.
cemetery. Out of town relatives
here for the services Included Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Ball and family ot
Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Ball and Mr. and Mr3. Kenneth
Akers of Heppner, Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn Ball and Mr. and Mrs. F. H.
Bucknell of Yakima, Wash., Mrs.
Glenn Farrens, Murl Farrens and
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wright of
Hardman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Pierce of Wapato, Wash., Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Miller, Mrs. J. W. Chris
topherson and Mrs. Claire Calkins
of Portland. On Monday word was
received of the death of Lester, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Ball.
He was buried at Sheridan on the
same day and hour as Shirley.
Mathew and Elmer Ball are bro
N. E. Pettyjohn and sons visited
at Pendleton on Sunday.
Mrs, C. J. Anderson who Is receiv
ing medical treatment in the Port
land sanitarium, is reported to be
showing very little improvement.
STYLE SHOW 28TII.
Plans for the spring style show
and tea of Morrow County Wool
growers auxiliary to be staged at
the Episcopal parish house Satur
day, March 28, are reported to be
progressing well. The style show
opens at 2 o'clock in the afternoon,
and tea will be served from 4 to 6
New fashions will be shown by liv
Bid Opening Set for May;
Work Hoped to be Done
for Wheat Hauling.
IS IMPORTANT LINK
Better Tie-up for Heppner-Spray
Road, and Better Year-Round
Route to Pendleton Seen.
Oiling of the Lexington-Jarmon
and Butter Creek-Echo market
roads may be finished by wheat
hauling time this fall. That is the
expectation of members of the
county court who last week end re
ceived promise from the state high
way commission that contracts for
the oiling would be let in May.
Considered one of the most im
portant links in the highway sys
tem of this section, this route pro
vides a tie-up with the Hermiston
short cut between the Wallula cut
off and the Heppner-Spray road, as
well as providing a better all-year
road to Pendleton. When the Echo
Pendleton sector of the Old Oregon
trail is straightened and widened
a project now being developed the
distance from Heppner to Pendle
ton by way of the "lower route" will
be almost the same as the distance
by way of the Oregon-Washington
highway, and the route will be fast
er and safer as it will be oil-surfaced
all the way.
Members of the local court at
tended the state highway meeting in
Portland last week at which the
promise was received. They were
hopeful of the early action, as the
Lexington-Echo road was listed as
the second heaviest used secondary
highway in the state not already
oiled. Contract for oiling the only
road ahead of it wa3 let some time
Concerted demand for oiling the
route was brought to a head early
last winter when residents from all
along the route, and others inter
ested, met in Hermiston and passed
resolutions petitioning the highway
commission for such action.
This improvement will add an
other link in the chain of oil-surfaced
highway connecting the Hepp
ner-Spray road with other import
ant highways to provide the short
est and best route for northeastern
traffic to or from southwestern Or
egon and California points, thus
placing Heppner on an important
Baseball Club Organizes;
To Participate in League
Heppner's town baseball club
was organized Monday evening at
the Elks club for the coming sea
son, with Fred Hoskins, veteran
sports enthusiast of Rhea creek
named playing manager, and Gor
don Bucknum, business manager.
It was voted to participate again
in the Wheatland league and Mr.
Hoskins will be the club represen
tative at the league's organization
meeting slated for Condon tomor
The playing schedule is expected
to be formulated at the Condon
meeting, and such changes in league
regulations made as may be found
The first practice call Is made for
Sunday afternoon, with the request
that all who like to play baseball te
on hand. Regular practices will
be held thereafter on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday evenings.
CHARLES ALLINGER PASSES.
Charles Allinger, pioneer resident
of lone, died in Oregon City Mon
day night from injuries received
when he was hit by an automobile
recently, on the highway between
Oregon City and Portland. Funeral
services are being held at Oregon
City today, and burial will be made
at Hood River tomorrow. Mr. All
inger last resided at Oak Grove, in
which vicinity he has lived the last
few years. For many years he fol
lowed farming and carpentering in
the lone community. He is surviv
ed by his daughter, Mrs. Lillie San
derson of Milwaukie, formerly
cashier of Farmers and Stock
growers National bank of this city.
62 Ct'C'S LEAVING.
Sixty-two members of the local
CCC contingent will leave tomor
row for their homes in Massachu
setts, announces Capt. W. R. Rey
nolds, commandant. The boys are
finishing their enlistment period
and did not reenlist. They will be
be discharged from the conserva
tion corps at Fort Devens, Mass.
The captain expected that replace
ments would be received soon from
Emil P. Voruz of Baker, brother
of Mrs. Inez Freeland of lone and
the late Mrs. E. Pavid, both former
Heppner residents, died this week,
according to word In the dully
press. Mr. Voruz was a school
mate of S. E. Notson and E. R.
Huston of this cily when they at
tended Monmouth Normal school.
OUT FOR PROSECUTOR.
Frank C. Alfred, attorney of thi.i
city filed yesterday In the office
of secretary of state as a candidate
for district attorney of Morrow
county in the May republican pri
mary election. Alfred recently ar
rived here from Sllverton.