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Volume 53, Number 5.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, April 9, 1936
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Snow Still Holds in Sec
tions, Offering Flood
FIRE SCHOOL IN MAY
Heppner Trees Go Afar in Logging
Operations; Takes 400 to BOO
Years to Replace.
By F. F. WEHMEYER, Forester.
The forest service telephone line
la completed from the summit of
Willow creek to the Cleveland
ranch. The work is being done un
der the supervision of Joe Swendig
and is a part of the relief program,
being carried out though ERA.
This has been entirely a winter
project and when completed to town
will include six and a half miles of
tree line and fifteen and a half
miles of pole line. All the poles
are set in rock cribs, measuring
four feet to each dimension. Eacn
crib holds approximately two tons
of rock and a total of 660 tons will
be necessary for the entire line.
The work has been handicapped
by restrictions on hours of labor,
the old line has had to be disman
tled, weather conditions have been
adverse for this type of work and
the line is being metaliclzed for
miles but it is expected that the la
bor costs will be less than $150.00
It is believed this type of line will
stand, with very little maintenance,
for a period of twenty years or
more. The line will be completed
some time near the first of May and
the crew deserves a lot of credit
for the amount of work done and
the honesty of their labor. The men
are all Heppner residents and in
clude A. J. Caldero, M. R. Fell, S.
N. Griffith, Daryl Hudson, Vic
Johnson, Dennis McNamee, Lloyd
Moyer, M. M. Mulligan, S. H. Shan
non and Joe Swendig.
Some parts of this country stand
in danger of damage from high wa
ter and floods. There is still twelve
feet of snow at Toll Gate. On up
per Ditch creek we have between
three and four feet, most of it the
consistency of Ice. While it is
doubtful if we have sufficient water
in the mountains to cause any local
damage, it might be well to keep an
eye on the Umatilla and John Day,
if it should suddenly turn warm.
The Are school for the Umatilla
forest will be held at Corporation
ranger station on May 21-22-23. All
members of the service- year-long
and short term, assigned to ' the
Umatilla, will meet for a brush up
on the best of past methods and a
study of the latest in fire preven
tion and control. The same guards
who worked last year have been
tentatively reassigned to the Hepp
ner district Charles Wilcox, Ellis
G. S.; Roy Quackenbush, Arbuckle
L. O.; Bert Bleakman, Ditch Creek
G. S.; K. P. Bleakman, Tupper G.
S.; L. R. Parker, Madison Butte L.
O.; M. R. Saling, Bull Prairie G. S.;
George Gillis, Tamarack Mt. L. O.;
Victor Johnson, Wheeler Point L. O.
Henry Fries, La Grande, who has
acted as administration assistant
on the Heppner district the past
two years, has been notified to re
port for duty on April 15th.
Timber In the vicinity of Service
creek Is being shipped to Califor
nia. Timber on Rock creek was
shipped to Spokane. Timber up
Willow creek is being shipped to
The Dalles and Portland. Timber
from Gurdane is trucked to Mil
ton. Timber from Klnzua Is mar
keted largely in Minnesota. After
reworking, this material goes to all
parts of the United States and
probably pretty much over the en
tire world in apple box shipments,
etc., and so the little tree that grew
up in Heppner's back yard, so to
speak, becomes a widely travelled
piece of lumber. Our ponderosa
pine has been slow growing which
makes fine grain. Just what the
manufacturer wants. Much of the
timber being cut were seedlings be
fore Columbus and Queen Isabella
discovered the West Indies. After
the timber is cut we will only have
to wait four or five hundred years
for another crop.
LOCALS IN 8TH PLACE.
A team score of 72 in the Ore-
gonlan telegraphic trupshooting
tournament Sunday gave Heppner
a clean sweep of victories over its
three -""onents for the day, and
put the locals in eighth place In
the team standings with a percent
age of .777. Defeated were Aurora
71, Pendleton 70 and Bonneville,
forfeit Opponents next Sunday
are La Grande, Astoria and Tilla
mook. Individual scores Include
Dr. A. D. McMurdo 24, Chas,
Vaughn 24, Phil Mahoney 23, Dr
J. H. McCrady 23, Adam Knob
MRS. SHUTT INJURED.
Mrs. E. M. Shutt, former Hepp
ner resident, broke a hip when she
fell at Meier & Franks' store in
Portland Friday. She underwent
an operation, from which she was
reported to be recovering nicely,
and her physician believed chances
were good that no lameness would
result. Mrs. Shutt was just pre
paring to leave Portland for Cali
fornia when the injury occurred,
and was living temporarily with
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson, for
mer residents of thlB city.
MISS JOAN PATTERSON
Extension Specialist in Home Fur
ishings, Oregon State College.
dies at lexington
High School Junior, Son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. McMillan, Given
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Lester McMillan, 17, son of J. F.
McMillan of this city and Mrs. Wil
liam Van Moorham of Chicago and
a member of the junior class of
Lexington high school, died at
Heppner early Friday morning fol
lowing an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services in charge of
Phelps Funeral home were held
from the Christian church in this
city Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Alvin L. Kleinfeldt, pastor of the
Christian church, at Heppner, of
ficiating. Interment was in the
The large attendance of friends
of the family and the many beauti
ful floral gifts were tributes of the
city In which Lester had spent all
of his life, In which he received his
schooling, and in which his sunny
dispostlon had won for him a place
of high esteem in the hearts of all
who knew him. Six of his class
mates acted as pallbearers. They
were Kenneth Peck, Asa Shaw,
Robert Campbell, Lavern Wright,
Keith Gentry and Bill Van Winkle.
A quartet composed of Mrs. Trina
Parker, Miss Dona Barnett, Harvey
and John Miller, sang three beauti
ful numbers, "No Disappointment
in Heaven," "In the Garden" and
"There Is a Brighter Home." Mrs.
Harry Schriever was at the piano.
Lester Maurice McMillan was
born July 19, 1918, and died at
Heppner April 3, 1936, at the age of
17 years, 8 months and 25 days.
He spent all of his life in and near
Lexington. He received his educa
tion in the grade and high schools
of this city, always a good student
and prominent in student activities.
He Is survived by his father and
step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
McMillan of this city; his mother
and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Van Moorham of Chicago;
three half-sisters, Colleen and La
Verne McMillan and Wilma Van
.Moorham; one half brother, Den-
ward McMillan; arid and foster sis
ter, Claudia Flora.
Running Into a sand blow Fri
day, Edward Rice's car went off
the grade near Lexington. No one
In the car was injured and the car
but slightly damaged.
Mrs. Sadie Lewis and her daugh
ter, Mrs. Elsie Beach, left Sunday
afternoon for Pendleton where they
took the train for Chicago. They
expect to be gone about two weeks
and while in Chicago will attend
the wedding of Harold Beach, son
of Mrs. Beach. The wedding was
an event of yesterday evening at
8 o clock, eastern standard time.
Bill Burchell, former Lexington
school student, has been awarded
his basketball etter in Corvallis.
He played forward on the Corvalli3
junior high school quintet the past
season. He was one of eight to re
ceive letters. He was one of the
three junior high athletes chosen
to play on the senior high school
team next year.
Mr. and Mrs. George McMillan of
Cherryvllle, Wayne McMillan of
Carlton Mr. and Mrs. John Robert
McMillan and daughter Patsy of
Hillsboro were among out-of-town
relatives who were here for the
funeral of Lester McMillan.
Miss Helen Dohcrty of Portland
spent the week end with friends
In this city and attended the fu
neral of Lester McMillan Sunday.
Mrs. Lou Broadley who has been
visiting relatives in Corvallis for
several months has returned to
The regular monthly meeting of
Lexington grange will be held at
the hall Saturday evening at 7:30.
All members are asked to bring
either cake or sandwiches,
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beach
spent the week end with relatives
In Walla Walla .
The teachers In the Lexington
school will go to Spokane this week
end to attend the Inland Empire
Teachers' meeting which is to take
the place of the spring teachers'
A typing contest will be held in
Lexington April 18. Thirteen
schools will be rcpresnctcd. They
are Irrlgon, Boardman, lone, Lex-
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FARMERS TO MEET
FOR BLOW COWTROL
Caucus Called at lone Sat
urday to Face Emer
HILL WILL ATTEND
3oll Conservation Director from
Athena to Discuss Methods; Lex
A meeting of all farmers living
in the blow area west of lone will
be held at lone at 2 o'clock Satur
day afternoon for the purpose of
discussing ways and means of deal
ing with the present blow emer
gency, announces Joseph Belanger,
county agent. C. E. Hill, who wa3
for several years director of the
experiment station at Waterville in
Douglas county, Wash., and who is
now In charge of the soil conserva
tion area at Athena with general
supervision of various soil conser
vation projects in Oregon, will be
present. He will discuss the farm
ing methods followed in other blow
areas where blows are being pretty
The land west of lone extending
into Gilliam county has blown
worse this year than ever before.
It has become increasingly evident
that each man must control his own
blows, but it is also clear that very
little can be done on a ranch when
the land to the west is blowing.
The Lexington Erosion Control
district, formed last spring for the
purpose of encouraging cooperative
blow control measures, has been
outstandingly successful this spring
although -it was recognized when
the Lexington association was or
ganized that it would not be possi
ble to immediately arrest blows
over the entire area. Such an as
sociation has no real or legal au
thority and must depend for its
effectiveness on voluntary coopera
tion. In all but a few cases such
cooperation has been eagerly given.
It is unfortunate that the few
ranches who have failed to cooper
ate have been the worst offenders.
It is possible this year, as in al
most every other year jf blows, to
trace the bulk of the damage done
to a comparatively few ranches.
Following the example of the
men in ihe Lexington district it
is probable that at lone this Sat
urday there will be some discussion
as to the desirability of forming
such a district to include a consid
erable section of land west of lone,
lying in both Morrow and Gilliam
Hospital Quiet Zones
Sanctioned by Council
Signs indicating quiet zones in
the vicinity of Heppner and Mor
row General hospitals will be put
in place in the near future as a re
sult of a plea made by Rev. Joseph
Pope before the council Monday
evening. A resolution authorizing
the signs, and providing a penalty
for offenders was passed unani
mously. Mr. Pope saw the need for such
action when he himself was con
fined to a hospital for several weeks.
He underwent several sleepless
nights due to avoidable noises, and
believed that he might contribute
something to the comfort of future
Inmates by bringing the matter to
the attention of the council. He
believed that much of the noise
came from thoughlessness on the
part of the makers, and that signs
reminding persons passing that way
of presence of the sick would cause
them to be more careful.
Discussion was had of the mattes
of pipe line improvements and Wil
low creek channel improvement,
but no definite developments were
announced. Relaying of the pipe
line Is held up pending completion
of PWA red tape, and the creek
channel Improvement was left In
the hands of the streets and nub
lie property committee who must
contact residents along the creek
wuere uie worn is lo De done be
fore the work can be started.
Union Pacific Co. Pays
$59,431 Taxes for Year
The local sheriff's office recently
received payment of Union Pacific
railroad taxes for the year of $59,
431. All taxes levied against the
company's property In Oregon for
1936, totalling $1,036,814.13, have
been paid, the company reports.
Listing amounts of taxes paid in
various counties, the report stated
that in Umatilla, Wasco and Union
counties Union Pacific pavs be
tween 13 and 15 percent of each
county's total tax levy. In Sherman
county it pays more than 20 per
cent and In Gilliam county, more
than 23 percent of the total tax levy.
RENEW KNITTING SCHOOL.
Woolgrowers auxiliary announce
resumption of their knitting school
again next Monday afternoon from
2 to S at the library. Instruction
will be offered by Mrs. E. L. Mor
ton and Mrs. Ralph Thompson, and
anyone Interested is invited. No
charge Is mado for the instruction,
the purpose being to interest ladies
In the art of knitting and using
Olaf Bergstrom, Pioneer
of Eight Mile, Passes
Olaf Bergstrom, pioneer resident
and wheat raiser of Eight Mile,
died at the farm home at 6.45
o'clock this morning following a
lingering illness of several months
duration. Phelps Funeral home
has charge of funeral arrange
ments. Members of the family
were in the city this morning to as
sist with the arrangements, definite
announcement of which has not
Mr. Bergstrom is the father of
Mrs. Hilma Anderson, Mrs. B. O.
Anderson, John Bergstrom and Al
fred Bergstrom, all of Eight Mile.
He was a highly respected and es
teemed citizen of the Eight Mile
community for many years, and
the family has the sympathy of a
large circle of friends in their bereavement
BAND TO LEAVE
FOR STATE MEET
Will Appear Between 8 and 10 o'
Clock Saturday; Elks, Auxil
iary Provide Funds.
Twenty-six members of the local
school band will be escorted to
Corvallis this evening and tomor
row by a large contingent of par
ents and friends, and Saturday
morning between 8 and 10 o'clock
will appear in the class D state
school band contest Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Buhman departed for Cor
vallis yesterday evening, Mr. Buh
man, the director, to make final
arrangements for the appearance.
Band members are being taken
in private cars, with expenses large
ly defrayed by funds received from
the benefit dance sponsored by the
Elks at their hall Saturday eve
ning. Woolgrowers auxiliary con
tributed $10 toward the trip. A
large crowd attended the benefit,
and heard the band play the num
bers to be presented at the contest,
Including "W ashlngton Post,"
march by Sousa, warm up number;
"Harmony King," overture by De
Luca, required number; "Urbana,"
overture by Roberts, selective num
ber. Those who will attend the contest
and help transport the band are
Warren Blakely and Jeanette, Mrs.
Mark Merrill, Mrs. Henry Aiken,
Mrs. Bert Kane, Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Crawford and Calvin, Mr.
and Mrs. Alva Jons and Shirley
Wilson, Mr. and Mrs! 'Harry Tarn-
blyn and Margaret, and Frank W.
The band personnel is: Clarinets,
Ray Coblantz, Harriet Hager, Rich
ard Hayes, Omer McCaleb, Donald
Jones, Carolyn Vaughn ; cornets ami
trumpets, Irene Beamer, Charles
Cox, Gerald Cason, Jack Merrill,
Harry Tamblyn, Jr.; altos, Emery
Coxen, Donald Bennett Jack Vau
ghn; saxophones, Boyd Redding,
Betty Happold; trombones, Norton
King, Jackscn Gilliam, John Craw
ford, Joe Aiken; baritone, Hugh
Crawford; bass, Jimmy Driscoli,
William Lee McCaleb, Jr.; drums,
Ethyl Hughes, Warren Blakely, Jr.
Notson Eulogizes Heroes
On Army Day to Lions
A stirring tribute to the heroes
of past wars whose sacrifices made
possible the benefits of government
which the people of the United
States today enjoy, was delivered
bfore the Lions Monday lunchaon
by S. E. Notson in recognition of
Army day, anniversary of the date
on which the United States entered
the World war. Especially appeal
ing to the educators of today, Not
son plead for renewed emphasis on
the teachings of patriotism to pro
tect the nation from the enemies
The club members tendered their
president, Jap Crawford, and Mrs.
Crawford as an Invited guest, wit
a miscellaneous shower in recog
nition of their recent nuptials, add
ing as a club gift a beautiful elec
tric waffle iron. Mrs. H. O. Tenney,
hotel hostess, favored the couple
with attractive wedding belli.
Special music for the occasion was
arranged by Joseph Belanger, song
leader. An enjoyable entertain
ment feature was the appearance
of the first grade chorus who sang
several numbers, including their
flag salute, under direction of their
instructor, Miss Mue Doherty.
ELKS INSTALL TONIGHT.
Installation of officers is sched
uled at the tegular meeting of
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
this evening. Officers to be install
ed are Jasper V. Crawford, exalted
ruler; Bert Mason, esteemed lead
ing knight; Merle Becket, esteemed
loyal knight; Harold Gentry, es
teemed lecturing knight Loyal Par
ker, secretary; Allan Bean, treasur
er; C. B. Cox, trustee; H. A. Dun
can, alternate delegate to grand
lodge; Kenneth Oviatt, esquire; H.
A. Duncan, chaplnin; James Farley,
outer guard; Harold Buhman, mu
40 CCC'S COMING.
A contingent of 40 new enrollees
for the local CCC camp is expected
to arrive from Massachusetts to
morrow, reports Captain W. R. Rey
nolds, commandant. The new ar
rivals win bring tne total camp
personnel to 187.
O. E. S. TO MEET.
Ruth chapter, O. E. S., will meet
In regular session at Masonic hall
tomorrow evening. There will be
special business of interest to ev
eryone, announces Mrs. Lena Cnx.
I worthy matron.
0. S. C. Specialists to Give
GRANGE TAKES PART
New Methods of Food Preservation,
Late Home Furnishing In
formation to be Told.
The Morrow county conference
on Family Living will be held at
lone on Wednesday, April 15, be
ginning at 9:45 a. m. The program
which has been arranged promises
to be of interest to both men and
women. The Home Economics com
mittee of Willows grange has made
arrangements for the meeting place
at lone and is substituting this
county meeting on Wednesday for
a previously scheduled meeting of
the home economics committees of
all granges in the county which had
been scheduled for Friday of the
same week. ,A potluck dinner will
be served at noon and everyone in
the county is invited to attend.
Miss Lucy Case, extension spec
ialist in foods and nutrition, will
give a demonstration on "The New
er Knowledge of Food Preserva
tion." Miss Case will discuss the
freezing method of food preserva
tion that many homemakers are
using instead of canning and will
also take up newer knowledge in
canning, dealing with such topics
as safety, new equipment, preven
tion of loss of juice from jars in
pressure cooker and hot-water
bath, problems of spoilage and can
ning in tin. An exhibit of equip
ment will be shown.
Miss Joan Patterson, extension
specialist in home furnishings, will
talk on "The Home We Live In."
She will discuss color uses, furni
ture arrangement, curtaining and
suggestions for home decoration.
Entertainment features are being
arranged by various home econom
ics committees. This conference is
one of twenty-two being held in the
Miss Case is a graduate of the
University of Wisconsin; and holds
degrees from Columbia University
and the University of Minnesota.
She has had six years' teaching ex
perience in high schools of Connec
ticut and New York, and two years'
extension experience at the Univer
sity of Wisconsin before coming to
Oregon. During the summer of
1927 she studied foods and nutrition
at the University of Chicago, and
in 1934 at the University of Iowa.
Miss Case was brought up on a
dairy farm in the Middle West and
has had many years of housekeep
ing experience. During the past
twelve years as nutrition special
ist in Oregon she has met with
groups of homemakers in most of
the counties of the state.
'The greatest asset any family
can possess is health," according
to Miss Case. It is her judgment
that many people in Oregon do not
yet practice what they know about
the importance of dairy products,
fruit, vegetables, eggs and whole
grain cereals daily as basic foods
Miss Patterson holds a degree of
Bachelor of Architecture in Archi
tecture and Interior Design which
she received in 1931 from the Uni
versity of Oregon. Two years of
graduate work were spent there in
Carnegie Art Appreciation Reseach
and following this, practical work
in various commercial institutions.
Miss Patterson Is a native of Baker.
County Balance Sheet
Shows Surplus, Mar. 31
A surplus of $70,163.87 is shown
In the county's cash balance sheet,
issued from the clerk's office this
week for the quarter ending March
31. Total assets and liabilities, less
county owned properties, was $832,-
Assets listed are, cash in hands
of treasurer, $71,067.03; taxes re
ceivable (delinquent), $462,552.43;
taxes receivable (current), $290
396.79; estimated revenues receiv
On the liability side of the led
ger is shown, warrants outstand
ing, $903.16; estimated revenues
(taxes) $752,949.22; miscellaneous
estimated revenues, $8,845.57; cur
rent surplus, $70,163.87.
Eugene Burr to Speak
On Townsendism, Apr. 16
Eugene Burr, noted speaker on
the Townsend plan, will address a
public meeting at the I. O. O. F. hall
here next Thursday evening, April
16, at 7:30 o'clock. His subject will
be the "Transaction Tax."
A short program of music and
readings will be given by the local
Townsend Hill Billies, and coffee,
cake and sandwiches will be served
REGISTRATION IT 14TH.
Next Tuesday will be the last day
on which voters may register In
order to vote at the May 15th prt
maries. announces S. E. Notson, dis
trict attorney. Anyone eligible to
vote, not already registered, must
be registered at that time In order
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Miss Lucy Case
Extension Specialist in Foods and
Nutrition, Oregon State College.
MARY A. WEDDLE
WAS IONE PIONEER
Funeral Rites Held Tuesday for
Former Resident; Missionary
Society, Topic Club Meet.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Funeral services for Mary R.
(Padberg) Weddle who died at The
Dalles on April 6 after a long ill
ness, were held at the Christian
church on Wednesday afternoon,
April 8, with Rev. W. N. Byers of
the Methodist church of Arlington
officiating. Special music was sung
by Mr. and Mrs Paul Balsiger, Mrs.
Walter Roberts and E. J. Keller,
accompanied by Mrs. E. J. Blake.
Pallbearers were J. H. Bryson, Ber
Johnson, A. C. Pettys, Frank Ma
son, E. R. Lundell and T. E. Gra
bill. Interment was made in the
I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Mary Padberg Weddle was born
at Eugene, Oregon, in 1869. She
came to Morrow county when a
small girl, her parents being pio
neers of this section over sixty-five
years ago. She lived most of her
life in Morrow and Umatilla coun
ties. Mrs. Weddle was a member
of the Methodist Episcopal church
which she joined at an early ag.
She is survived by four children,
Mrs. Walter Eubanks of lone, Mrs
Letha Buschke of Pendleton, Louis
Halvorsen of lone and Henry Hal
vorsen of Portland; a sister, Mrs.
Lydia Heaton of Pendleton, three
brothers, John and William Pad
berg of Lexington and Louis Pad
berg of lone; seven grandchildren
and two great grandchildren, sev
eral nieces and nephews and a ho3t
The April meeting of the lone
Missionary society was held in the
parlor of the Congregational church
last Thursday afternoon. Seven
teen ladies were present to enjoy
the interesting program prepared
by the hostesses, Mrs. Alfred Troed
son, Mrs. j. H. Bryson and Mrs.
Harvey Ring. This included a study
of missions in Latin America and
other missionary news items. Dur
ing the afternoon a letter from
Miss Thompson, a missionary in
Africa, was read. Miss Thompson is
the sister of Nicoli Thompson of
this community and visited here a
few years ago.
Mrs. Frank Engelman has re
turned from South Bend, Wn., and
Portland where she has been vis
iting for several weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole Smith have
moved Into the Grimes residence.
Mrs. Harry Yarnell returned las
Thursday from the hospital at
Heppner where she had been for
several days recovering from an
attack of gall stones.
Mr. and Mrs. John Turner of
Heppner and Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Engelman of Portland were guests
at the Engelman home Monday
I. R. Robison made a business trip
to Portland Sunday. He was ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Willows grange will have an old
time dance at their hall in Cecil
Saturday night, April 11.
Miss Margaret Crawford has
been quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Wrex Hickok and
Mrs. Kenneth Hickok returned to
their homes in Portland last Thurs
day afternoon. They were accom
panied by Mrs. S. E. Moore who
will visit her daughter, Mrs. Wrex
Hickok, for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Fiske of Ken
newick, Wash., spent Sunday here.
Due to the sand blow they were
forced to abandon their car near
the Bert Johnson ranch and pro
ceed on foot. After walking some
distance they met a car which
brought them on to town where
they waited for the wind to die
down before returning to get their
The high school seniors enjoyed
their annual skip day Tuesday.
With their class adviser, Supt.
"!eroge Tucker, they drove to Wal
la Walla and Pendleton to spend
the day. After an early wattle
breakfast at the H. D. McCurdy
home the party started out In the
cars of Milton Morgan, Earl Mc
Cabe and Mr. Tucker. Those mak
ing the trip were Elaine Nelson,
Irene Ziuter, Virginia Griffith, Mir
lam Hale, Mildred Lundell, Ruth
Kitching, Rossibelle Perry, Char
lotte Ferguson, Frances Troedson,
Eugene Normoyle, Raymond Fer-
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HIS LEE MEET
Harvey Miller Scores
High in Ritualistic
TALK CO-OPS, ROADS
Interesting Educational Program
Given at Irrigon; Past Officers
Receive Service Awards.
Ritualistic contest, discussion of
up-to-minute topics, and a fine pro
gram of entertainment featured the
Morrow County Pomona grange
meeting at Irrigon Saturday. Har
vey Miller, Lexington, scored high
with 94 points out of a possible 100
in the ritualistic competition. Other
scores were Mrs. Wm. Graybeal, Ir
rigon, 90; O. L. Lundell, Willows,
88; Mrs. Wilson, Greenfield, 79.
Attendance of officers and mem
bers was good, and good "reports
were made by various committees,
home economics clubs, and lectur
er. Tokens as rewards for work well
done were presented three past of
ficers. S. J. Devine, A. E. Johnson
and Charles Wicklander made the
awards. Mr. Devine received a past
master's watch fob from Mr. Wick
lander, state deputy; Mrs. Mary
Lundell, past lecturer now serving
as secretary, received a fountain
pen on which her name was en
graved, and Mrs. Grace Tyler, past
secretary, received a grange pin.
A large crowd was present for
the lecturer's hour at 2 p. m. The
program was headed by the Irrigon
school band playing the four num
bers which they will play at the
state contest in Corvallis this week
end. Mr. Wicklander spoke on "Po
mona Grange, what it is, and bene
fits to its members," emphasizing
economy in government "If the
influence of Pomona is to be ef
fective, we must be mindful of our
duties as legislators and strive for
economy," he said.
Don Houghton, Irrigon, played a
clarinet solo. A dialogue by Hor
ace Addis and Mrs. Minnie McFar
land, "Gone With a Handsomer
Man," was greatly enjoyed. Mrs.
Martha Nelson, Pomona home ec
onomics chairman, gave timely and
interesting information on storage
lockers. Willow grange members
furnished a humorous number. A
vocal solo, "Quintuplets Lullaby,"
was sung by Mrs. Wm. Graybeal,
Irrigon. Joseph Belanger, county
agent, discussed the new agricul
tural program, soil conservation,
etc., saying the primary purpose of
the recent Corvallis meeting wag to
explain the fundamentals of the
new soil conservation and domestic
allotment plan. More definite infor
mation will be available in a short
time which will make it practical
to hold meetings of wheat farmers
to explain the exact operation of
the new program, he said. The Ga
zette Times of April 2 and the East
Oregonian of April 3 contained ar
ticles in detail concerning the Cor
vallis meeting of March 30-31. Those
who attended the Corvallis confer
ence were impressed with the evi
dent soundness of basic principles
of the new program.
Several candidates for public of
fice were introduced, among them
being Bert Johnson, Frank Alfred,
Roy Ritner and J. O. Turner. Each
gave a brief talk. "Smile, Smile,
Smile" was sung in closing, and
Mrs. McFarland, master, called a
business meeting for 4 p. m. where
reports of committees were taken
Cooperative committee reports in
charge of Mr. Devine showed an
active interest, and interesting ed
ucational talks were made by mem
bers. Orval Cutsforth recommend
ed that all granges purchase the
book, "Sweden In a Better Way,"
so that all members may have an
opportunity to read it.
Cooperation and cooperatives in
Denmark, Finland and Norway as
well as in the United States was a
subject well covered by Mr. Cuts
forth, Mr. Wicklander, Ingaard
Skoubo, Alfred Nelson, Mr. Devine,
Mr. Johnson, Mr. Dunning, Mr. Mc
Farland and several others.
Mr. Wicklander, Mr. Baker and
others talked on the subject of
good roads. It was stated that the
needs of rfral people should be con
sidered when road planning is done
and thus make roads a real means
of helping the producer to market
his produce. A movement is now
on foot in some parts of the state
asking that part of the gas tax
money be spent on market roads.
Resolutions passed Included one
from Clackamas County Pomona
asking abrogation of a house rule
in the legislature giving the speak
er power to pass on all bills before
the house. The rule was thought
dangerous to the right of the peo
ple if allowed to stand. Endorsed
was Irrigon grange's proposal ask
ing full support for a program of
cooperation and "production for
use" when such program is before
the people. Also endorsed was a
movement asking state grange to
do its utmost to promote the man
ufacture of weed control chemicals
at Bonneville dam, where there are
materials that may be used. A reso
lution of thanks to Irrigon grange
for its kind hospitality was passed.
The next Pomona council was
scheduled to meet at Irrigon, May
16. Mr. Wicklander was appointed
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