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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1936.
CAPITAL M C W O
By A. L. LINDBECK
SALEM. Day by day in every
way the brew in the political pot
gets thicker and warmer. Patriot
ic citizens, timid about offering
their services to the public at first,
are now coming out with definite
announcements of their intentions.
There is Charles Thomas, former
public utilities czar under the Meier
regime, who now wants to go to
Congress as successor to Wm. A.
Ekwall on a Townsend platform.
Also W. E. Burke, Yamhill legisla
tor who is making a bid for Town
send support as a candidate for the
republican nomination for state
treasurer against his former friend,
Rufus C. Holman. Earl Hill of
Lane county who eliminated him
self as a candidate for re-election
to the House of Representatives a
couple of weeks ago, is being draft
ed by party leaders in his county
and will probably run after all.
Isaac E. Staples, veteran state
senator from Multnomah county,
has now changed his residence to
Tillamook county and is out as a
candidate for the senate from the
new twenty-fourth district com
prising Tillamook and Lincoln
counties, W. A. Johnson of Grants
Pass and E. L. Ross of Hillsboro,
both members of the House at the
last meeting, are seeking promo
tions to the senate from their re
spective districts. For House seats
former members so far filing in
clude Hannah Martin of Marion
county, T. W. Munyan of Linn, W.
R. Osborne of Yamhill, A. Rennie
of Benton and Lyle D. Thomas of
With less than two weeks re
maining for filing Secretary of
State Snell is anticipating a big
rush of candidates between now
and March 30.
Approval of Oregon's old age
pension plan by the federal Social
Security Board, it is generally
agreed, has dissipated any need for
a special legislative session. While
Governor Martin has said that he
would not convene the lawmakers
in extraordinary session under any
circumstances it was felt that he
would be compelled to issue the
call if approval of the pension plan
had been withheld.
The depression, with its millions
of unemployed, has been especially
hard on paroled convicts who have
found it almost impossible to find
work when released from prison,
according to E. M. Duffy, state pa
role officer. Approximately 200
men are now out on probation from
the Oregon penitentiary.
All Oregon municipalities are
urged by Governor Martin to se
cure state flags and to display them
on special occasions. State flags
were presented to the governor,
Secretary of State Snell and C. A.
Howard, state superintendent of
public instruction, this week by
Ray Conway, representing the state
Acting upon the advice of Attor
ney General Van Winkle that the
"third floor" of the state tubercu
losis hospital for which money was
appropriated by the last legisla
ture does not necessarily have to
be above the other two floors, built
in 1932, the board of control has
decided to build a hospital annex
instead. Construction of another
story to the present hospital
building was found to be imprac
Saturday was moving day for th
public utilities commission and the
motor transport division which va
cated their former quarters on the
fifth floor of the state office build
ing for more commodious quarters
in the Busick building on north
Commercial street The offices on
the fifth floor will be occupied im
mediately by the new unemploy
ment compensation commission
which is just getting well under
way but which will ultimately re
quire an entire floor or more for its
Sixty-one motorists suffered rev
ocation or suspension of their op
erators' licenses during February.
Twenty-nine of the revocations were
for drunken driving. Most of the
suspensions were for reckless driv
ing. Old age pensions in Oregon, un
der the new plan just approved by
the National Social Security Board,
will continue to be administered by
the county relief committees but
subject to the supervision and rules
and regulations made by the State
The county cmmittees will de
termine the eligibility of applicants
for old age assistance and fix the
amount of their monthly pension,
subject to approval by the state
committee. Any grievance had by
an applicant for a pension against
the county committee for failure
to grant an award or because of the
insufficiency of the award may be
carried to the state committee on
an appeal and the decision of the
state committee will be final and
binding on the county committee.
Applicants for old age pensions
to be eligible for assistance must
have attanied the age of 70 years;
be a citizen of the United States or
a native born American woman
who was married to an alien prior
to September 22, 1922, and who
thereby lost her American citizen
ship but who otherwise is qualified
by reason of age and residence;
have resided in Oregon for five
years during the last ten years and
must have resided continuously in
the state for at least one year im
mediately preceding the date of
application for aid; is not an In
mate of any public or private home
for the aged; must not have made
any assignment of property so as to
render himself eligible for assist
anee: and Is not subject to Institu
Each application for old age pen
sions must be determined upon
its own merits after investigation
by agents of the county commit
tees and assistance awards "shall
be great enough to provide, when
added to the income of the recip
ient, a reasonable subsistence com
patible with decency and health,
but in no event shall exceed thirty
dollars a month to any one person."
In making grants to a couple liv
ing together, both of whom are re
cipients of old age assistance, the
county committee will be required
to "calculate the grants on the ba
sis of economy which can be ef
fected by such living arrangement.
The old age pension program does
not relieve children or other rel
atives of their responsibility to the
aged. Failure to meet this respon
sibility will be followed by prose
cutions under the state law, the
"plan" of the state relief commit
tee points out
Assistance paid out under the
state plan will stand as a claim to
any estate that might be left by a
Administration of old age assist
ance under the new set-up is sched
uled to begin April 1 or as soon
thereafter as the necessary ma
chinery can be set in motion. Ap
proval of the plan by the national
social security board carried with
it also approval of the application
of the state relief committee for
$375,000 in federal funds to cover
Uncle Sam's share of the pension
burden, for the months of April,
May and June. This money will be
matched by state and county funds.
Governor Martin's fact finding
committee made no attempt to fix
responsibility for the Clatsop coun
ty labor war which resulted in the
killing of two men and wounding
of a score or mora The report of
the committee declared that the
controversy was wholly jurisdic
tional a fight as to whether the
Timber workers or the sulphite
workers control logging operations
in Clatsop county. No dispute over
wages or working condition was In
volved. The $10 license fee suit is now up
to the supreme court where it will
go on an appeal by the state from
the order of Circuit Judge McMa
han overruling the state's demur
rer. The suit filed by W. J. Boat
man, Marion county farmer at
tacks the $10 fee as discriminating
against the farmer who owns one
of the light trucks of the "pick-up"
type who now pays $10 a year for
the privilege of rusning his truck
on the highways while heavier
trucks are licensed on the payment
of lower fees. More than 5000 of
these light trucks are now operat
ing in Oregon.
A total of 254,130 motor vehicles
were registered in Oregon up to
February 29 compared to 235,074
for the same period in 1935.
(Continued from First Page)
First National Appoints
Livestock Loan Inspector
Orvill Cutsforth made a trip to
Pendleton Saturday to get parts for
George Peck has returned from
Portland where he went last week
in company with Frank Parker and
Jeff Jones of Heppner.
Lexington grange is planning an
other old-time dance to be given at
the hall on Saturday night April 18.
Orville Cutsforth got something
in his eye Sunday and had to go to
Heppner to have it removed by a
Housewives in this city have been
busy wielding brooms and dust
mops in an effort to get rid of the
effects of the dust storm which vis
ited this community Saturday.
Mrs. Clarence Biddle spent the
week end with relatives in lone.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Thomas
and daughter June of The Dalles
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Johnson last week.
Mrs. Mary Nickander of Heppner
was a guest of Mrs. Shelby Graves
Mr. and Mrs. James Pointer con
ducted services at the Christian
church each evening last week ex
Fred Mankin of lone was a busi
ness visitor in this city Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Frederick
son of Salem are spending the week
with relatives in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Johnson and
son Duane were in Pendleton Wed
nesday. Willard Newton and Herbert
Lewis, members of the teaching
staff, spent the week end In Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Johnson en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D.
Campbell and daughter Patsy at
dinner Tuesday evening. The oc
casion was Mrs. Campbell's birth
day. Mrs. Nancy McWaters was
also a guest during the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Breshears
and daughter Bunny were guests
at the Hynd Bros, ranch Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Devine, Jr., of
San Francisco are spending the
week with Mr. and Mrs. S. J. De-vine.
Harry H. Anderson, well known
among livestock and agricultural
interests in eastern Oregon, has
joined the staff of The First Na
tional Bank of Portland as livestock
loan inspector and will spend most
of his time in eastern Oregon, E. L.
Morton, manager of the Heppner
Branch of The First National, an
Temporarily he will make his
headquarters in La Grande, where
he has been stationed as inspector
for the Regional Agricultural Credit
Corporation of Portland, a position
he has held since the inception of
that work in September, 1932. An
derson came to Oregon in 1915 from
Colorado, where he had managed
his father's sheep and cattle ranch.
For eight years he was associated
with the Columbia Basin Wool
Warehouse company in Portland.
In 1923 he came to eastern Oregon
to handle rural credits for both the
First National Bank of Beaker and
the Baker Loan Trust company.
Later he was engaged in business
in Baker. Most of his time has
been spent in this portion of the
state and he is well acquainted
among the livestock operators of
By LUCILLE FARRENS
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leathers, Mr.
and Mrs. Owen Leathers, Mr. and
Mrs. Carey Hastings, Mrs. Chas.
McDaniel and Miss Delsie Bleak
man attended the funeral of the
late Holly Leathers, held at Monu
ment last Tuesday.
The Triple Link of the Rebecca
lodge will give a benefit dance at
the I. O. O. F. hall next Saturday
March 21. They will also raffle off
a Sunflower quilt.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Knighten re
turned Wednesday from Portland
where they have been employed the
past year. They will farm the Lew
Mrs. Joe Batty was visiting here
Fan Miller and Tom Fraters were
transacting business in Heppner
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fraters and
Mrs. Celia Burnside and children
were visiting at the home of Dee
Loren Watts and Mary Ellen Ins
keep departed for Salem Tuesday.
Mrs. Myrtle Cubine of Portland,
who is visiting at the home of her
brother, Walter Wright, is reported
to be ill.
John Adams arrived here Satur
day. He will look after things on
the ranch of his son, Floyd Adams,
who is in the Heppner hospital re
covering from a gunshot wound.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Harshman
and Gay were visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Kinnard McDaniel Sunday.
Harold Craber from Portland Is
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Craber this week.
John McDonald is on the sick list.
Lee Scrivner was a business vis
itor here Monday.
Guy Hastings returned to work
Monday at the Carl Bergstrom
farm. He was called home by the
illness of his father.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris McKitrick
returned from work at the Bob
CHCRCH OF CHRIST.
ALVIN KLEINFELDT. Pastor
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Morning services 11 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Evening services 7:30 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday. 7:30 p. m.
Widweek service, Thursday, 7:30 p. m.
A number of visitors have been
in our Sunday services since the
first of the year, and almost with
out exception, they say that they
enjoyed the fellowship and were
glad they came. Will you coma
and see for yourself. We welcome
JOSEPH POPE. Pastor.
Sunday School 9:45 a, m.
Public worship 11 a. m. Special
music. Sermon: The Gideons, bus
iness men of Portland, will have
charge of this service.
Epworth League 6:30.
Preaching service 7:30.
Prayer meeting Thursday 7.30.
We welcome you to all the ser
vices of our church.
celery that "bolt" or produce a seed
The earlier peas are sown in the
home garden the better. An early
start enables the plants to make a
good foliage growth before blossom
ing and making pods. Warmer
temperatures cause later peas to
reach maturity considerably faster
than earlier sown seed, inducing
blossoming and pod forming often
before the plant itself has fully
developed. It is undesirable to rely
on one seeding for one's entire crop,
however. Coast grown peas can be
sown well into the early summer.
Lettuce, early cabbage, spinach,
peas, green onions, beets, carrots,
Swiss chard, sprouting broccoli,
radish and kohlrabi are semi-hardy
to hardy and can be started at this
time of the year. Onion seeding is
best delayed until the ground has
warmed up in early April. Kohl
rabi makes a good substitute for
turnips and is less subject to mag
got attacks. Swiss chard, planted
now, will continue to grow until
this time next year.
To grow radishes in the home
garden free from maggots, the bed
of radishes is protected or covered
by cheesecloth, fine wire or double
mosquito bar to keep out the radish
maggot fly. "Screen out the fly and
you keep out the maggot" is the
slogan. Grow the radishes in a
small rectangular bed and cover it
rather than grow them in long un
NOTICE OF SALE OF ANIMALS.
I will sell a bunch of estray, aban
doned and starving horses at the
old Lee Slocum yards in Heppner,
at 1:30 o'clock P. M., Saturday,
March 21. At the same time Ad
Moore will offer 20 head of horses
C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff and Tax Collector.
NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS.
The period for payment of dog
licenses without assessment of pen
alty has been extended to April 1,
1936. After April 1, the license fee
will be doubled.
C. J. D. BAUMAN,
Sheriff and Tax Collector.
Dr. J. P. Stewart Eye-Sight Spe
cialist of Pendleton, will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, MARCH 25.
Will do auto, tractor and combine
repair work. Phone 102, Glenn
WPA Sewing Project
Under Way in County
Women workers in Heppner and
vicinity have recently turned over
several hundred dollars worth of
clothing and other useful articles
to the county relief committee to be
distributed to needy families. Five
workers in Heppner assemble each
morning and make house-dresses,
overalls, sheets, pillow-cases, chil
dren's clothing, towels, pajamas
and many other practical articles.
Mrs. Ada Cason is acting as fore
lady. The sewing machines are
supplied by the ladies themselves
and the materials are furnished by
the National Works Progress ad
ministration for distribution to
Morrow county needy.
Materials which cost the govern
ment only a few cents are made
into houses-dresses valued at from
$1.50 to $2.00. Close cooperation
between the local relief agency,
Mrs. Clara Beamer, the county so
cial worker, and the WPA results
in almost completely alleviating
the hardships of the needy families
of this county.
Hours, wage classifications and
schedules are the same as for men
working on WPA projects. The
women work thirty hours per week
and are paid every two weeks. A
comfortable, well-lighted and santl
tary room has been supplied for
use of the women. Workers are
also located In Lexington and lone.
SPRING GARDEN TIPS
By A. G. B. BOUQUET, O. S. C.
Hardening young plants prepara
tory to transplanting them to the
garden is done gradually and with
out submitting them to severe
checks. Withholding water tends
to harden a plant, but this can be
carried to excess. Too Bevere hard
ening may cause undesirable results
as is the case with cauliflower and
Carl F. Bergstrom, wheat raiser
of the Gooseberry community, re
called St. Patrick's day as being
the first anniversary of the occu
pancy of his new farm home when
in town Tuesday. Some reseeding
is under way in his section, but
withal the new crop is looking good,
Wheat hurt by the freeze was most
ly of the white federation variety,
mostly sown as spring wheat as it
is not very winter hardy.
Farm Program Details
Expected by March 21
A workable program putting Into
effect the soil conservation and do
mestic allotment act will be ready
by Saturday, March 21, moulded
out of recommendations of four re
gional conferences, if national of
ficials make the progress they ex
pect in coordinating the various reports.
Such is the word brought back to
Oregon by the state college dele
gates to the Salt Lake conference
where for three days representatives
of western agriculture worked to
formulate a proposed program
adapted to western conditions.
Producers were well represented
at the western conference and dele
gates in general were free to ex
press opinions and promote prin
ciples they wished to see embodied
in the final working plans, say the
Chief interest at Salt Lake cen
tered around provisions1 applicable
to livestock and grain farming.
Livestock men were fearful of the
effect of converting large acreage
into grass and legume crops which
normally would be used to increase
Recommendations of this com
mittee were that livestock men
should be safeguarded in two wavs,
first by having a positive program
to insure benefits to range livestock
men who reduce cattle numbers on
over-grazed land or otherwise
clearly conform to the objectives of
the soil conservation act, and sec
ond by reducing benefit payments
to farmers who use converted land
to increase commercial production
of livestock or livestock products,
What will be in the final draft of
the working program no one yet
knows, but the western conference
certainly served In this and many
other respects to give the Wash
ington representatives a clear pic
ture of what western agriculture
needs in order to have fair treat
ment under the act.
Oregon delegates were active on
the nine committees in which most
of the work of the conference was
accomplished. F. L. Ballard, vice'
director of extension, served as
chairman of the important com
mittee on proposed organization for
carrying the act into effect. L. R.
Breithaupt, extension economist,
was chairman of the committee on
planning for 1937, and E. L Potter
head of the agricultural economics
division, was secretary of the live
Erosion Control Methods
Prove Worth This Winter
Erosion control practices put In
to effect in parts of Morrow, Sher
man and Gilliam counties have
withstood well one of the most ero
sive seasons in Oregon history, re
ports C. J. Hill, district manager
for the Soil Conservation service
in Oregon. Hill, with A. E. Victor,
ECW administrative assistant from
the regional office, recently com
pleted a scouting trip to observe
conditions through parts of eastern
On finely tilled summer fallow
lands, much of the water had run
off the slopes and carried with it
valuable soil. In such cases, sheet
erosion occurred on the upper
under new management
Monday,, Mar. 23
J. A. Sharp, Mgr.
NEW SEATS REDECORATED
"She Married Her Boss"
CLAUDETTE COLBERT - Melvyn Douglas
SHOWS AT 7:30 AND 9:45
ONE DAY ONLY
Only one feature on this date double bill each
Friday and Saturday thereafter as usual.
slopes with a gully type farther
down which carried soil to the low
er flat areas. In contrast to these
conditions, fields under control In
the Wildhorse project of the Soil
Conservation service, showed that
a program of rough tillage, "made
possible by the use of disk Imple
ments with crop residues, appeared
to be effective in preventing ero
sion. Where such rough summer fal
low, or fall-planted grain on land
so treated, was observed, there is
a three-fold value In prospect. Loss
of soil was largely prevented, more
water was absorbed and stored In
the subsoil, and additional crop res
idues will improve the physical con
dition and add plant food, Hill
Use of grass In certain Instances
was found to be effective In hold
ing erosion on a recent inspection
trip made by G. R. Hyslop of Ore
gon State college with a class of
students in cereal production. Even
on land where gullies had started,
a row of grass would serve to
spread the flow and halt its prog
ress, Hyslop observed. Use of grass
strips at critical points, or near the
thin edge of fields is sometimes
practical, he said.
A good coverage of fall grain,
particularly if drilled across the
natural drainage flow, or the pres
ence of stubble, also served to aid
in erosion control this winter, Hys
lop reports. Unfortunately, much
of the fall grain was slow in start
ing and had not obtained enough
growth when the winter came on to
give much protection to the soil.
Big Growth Shown by
First National Statement
Tremendous growth of The First
National Bank of Portland during
the past twelve months Is revealed
by the March 4th financial state
ment of that institution. Deposits
increased from $53,239,414.86 on
March 4th, 1935, to $70,663,977.15 on
March 4th of this year, a growth
of more than 33 1-3 percent in ot.e
Branch banking took on more
vigor during this period, branches
of The First National Bank of Port
land increasing from 18 to 28, this
growth accounting for approxi
mately 50 percent of the Increase in
deposits. Business conditions, as
gauged by the volume of bank de
posits, are obviously greatly Im
proved In Oregon. Communities
outside of Portland now served by
The First National Include Albany,
Astoria, Bend, Condon, Enterprise,
Gresham, Heppner, Hillsboro, La
Grande, Lakeview, Medford, North
Bend, Nyssa, Pendleton, Salem,
Stayton, The Dalles, Tillamook,
Union and Woodburn.
as the mischievous "Puck" in
Coming to the
All seats reserved for eve
ning performance. Tickets
now on sale. Inquire at the
ater or telephone 535. Ad
mission prices 55c to $1.65.
Special student's matinee
at 2 p. m.
EXTRA SAVINGS FOR
FRI. - SAT. - MON.
MAR. 20 - 21 - 23
Cane. 18 LBS.
MILK, tall Federal or Maxi
mum. 14 TINS
SHORTENING, Light, fluffy QQ
A real saving. 8 LBS tOC
Fancy 8 to 10 breakfast
BAKING POWDER, K. C. quality QQi
Reg. 25c Tins 2 FOR f tU
O Tins 13c
Moist - sweet
MATCHES, Per- f Q
mant brand. CTN. JLJV
2 12 oz. Bottles
TOILET TISSUE, Zee quality
4 LARGE ROLLS
Full cream loaf
SOAP, Camay Toilet fi?
BAR , DC
ALWAYS FRESH ALWAYS ECONOMICAL
AIRWAY, 3 LBS. 50c :: NOB HILL, 3 LBS. 65c
DEPENDABLE, vacuum pack .... 2 LB. TIN 45c
CORN, fancy 17 oz. ffA
8 oz. 0. Pekoe 25c
8 oz. Japan .. 15c
Del Maiz. 6 TINS
Oregon. 10 LBS
VAN CAMPS Soups, P. & Beans, Kraut Cff
Hominy, Spaghetti, 22 oz. size, 6 Tins DDC
LARD, pure hog
4 LB. CTN ...
1 Post Bran Flakes, ALL
1 Grape Nut Flakes, FOB
1 Mickey Mouse Dish
Excellent No. 2 Ida
hobest we can get
2 Mi tins Dills
2 t, 29c
ORANGES DOZ. 35c
Medium size Sunklst
CARROTS .. . 4 LGE. BU. 19c
SPINACH PER LB. 4c