Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, June 04, 1936, Image 1

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Volume 52, Number 13.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Purchase of Famous Flow
Made for $600; Cost of
Connection $800.
Letting New WPA Structures Stand
in Restricted Zone Left in
Hands of Committee.
Purchase of Kelley spring to aug
ment the city water supply was
ordered at the meeting of the city
council Monday evening. The city
accepted the offer of Bruce Kelley,
owner, to Bell the spring for $600.
An estimate for concreting ths
spring and turning its water into
the supply line was set at $800.
Kelley spring has long been fa
mous as one of the better moun
tain springs in proximity to Hepp
ner. It is located about two miles
above the wells which provide the
present supply, and recent measure
ments placed its now at 2400 gallons
a day. It was believed this flow
might be increased.
Action on the spring purchase
was accelerated by the report of
Orve Rasmus, watermaster, that
flow of the wells had dropped be
low that sufficient to serve the town.
Rains the first of the week had re
lieved the demand on the city sup
ply by lessening the need for irri
gation water, and the flow from
the creek was turned off Monday
with the main reservoir filled to
The watermaster reported that a
centrifugal pump, ordered by the
water committee, had been installed
and was ready for operation. This
pump had been installed in the low
er well, and it was believed it
would carry the situation until the
spring water is connected.
A claim was presented to the
council by E. C. Gibson for $50 for
damages claimed to have been sus
tained when the city's clean-up
crew removed a used car from in
front of his premises. The claim
was tabled.
Discussion of permitting the new
WPA-public health service toilets
to be erected within the restricted
zone, and in particular letting those
already erected to remain, resulted
in leaving the matter in the hands
of the committee on health and
publio morals. It was the express
ion of Dr. A. D. McMurdo, chair
man of the committee, that the
new type toilets were fly proof and
in every way probably as sanitary
as the flush type toilets. He raised
the objection of unsightliness, and
said he believed that if the new
toilets were fronted with lattice
work and concealed by vines, shrub
bery or trees, that they would not
be in any way a menace.
Citizens present asked if the city
might not extend its' ordinance
controlling open toilets to include
the whole city on the grounds that
all citizens are taxpayers and en
titled to equal health protection.
The matter of drawing up a new
ordinance to meet the situation In
the manner it deems best was left
In the hands of the committee. On
the committee with Dr. McMurdo
are councilmen Shlvely and McNa
mer. S. E. Notson, a vice president of
the association, invited city officers
to attend a meeting of the North
west Association of Sheriffs and
Police, and a G-man school spon
sored by the association, to be held
the latter part of the month in
Discussion was had of the mat
ter of motorizing the pump in the
deep well in town to use in emer
gencies, and a representative of a
Portland pump company attended
In this connection.
Heppner Safeway Store
High in Sales Contests
Heppner gateway store sold' the
most pounds of coffee of any Safe
way store in Oregon, Washington
and Idaho Included in Its district,
in a recent 8-day sales contest, a
total of 2344 pounds. It also placed
high in the broom contest on the
basis of dollar volume of sales In
proportion to total volume of store
The coffee contest was won not
only according to the point sys
tem of scoring but in total pound
age of coffee sold as well. In the
coffee contest Manager John An
glln received a $7.50 floor lamp as
manager's prize and each of the
clerks received a $4.50 cash prize.
The store received a $15 cash prize
in the broom contest
J. B. Grilling, ninth corps area
educational adviser from the Pre
sidio, San Francisco, Cal., and H.
M. Broadbent, district educational
adviser from Vancouver Barracks,
were guests of Camp Heppner, CCC,
last week end. Mr. Griftlng was
also guest at an educational con
ference at Stanfleld Saturday,
where he spoke to educational ad
visers of this zone. They were ac
companied on several work projects
by Capt. W. R. Reynolds, Camp
Heppner commandant, and M. E.
Dixon, educational adviser for the
local camp, and reported pleasure
with the accomplishments of the
boys of Camp Heppner.
Salem Convention Stands Firm on
Town send Flan, Raps Other
Old-Age Benefits, Reported.
Mrs. Chris Brown, local delegate
to the state Townsend meeting at
Salem Sunday, announced the elec
tion of Clint Haight editor of the
Blue Mountain Eagle at Canyon
City, as Oregon's representative on
the national advisory board. Haight
was elected by a margin of two
votes over John A. Jeffrey of Port
land. The vote was 139 to 137 on
the fourth and last ballot. Forty
two people received votes on the
first ballot, and Haight attempted
to withdraw, but the convention
voted to retain him. Mrs. Brown
served as one of six members on
the resolutions committee.
Resolutions adopted rapped all
other pension plans; called for in
vincible political organizations in
each state, and pledged unlimited
faith, loyalty and support to Dr.
Townsend and Dr. Shadduck, new
area manager for Oregon.
The Women's Missionary society
of lone had its regular meeting in
the parlor of the Congregational
church last Thursday afternoon.
The study of missions in Latin
America was continued. Mrs. J. A.
Troedson read letters from a mis
sionary friend who teaches in a
school in Lima, Peru. During the
social hour which followed the
study Mrs. L. D. Hale who leaves
soon to make her home at Albany
was honored. She was presented
with a gift. Refreshments were
served by Mrs. Lydia Balsiger, Mrs.
Visa Louy, Mrs. Nickoli Thompsen
and Mrs. Wallace Mathews.
Frank Keller of Beaver Dam,
Wis., arrived Friday morning for
a short visit at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Keller.
Miss Betty Jean Mankin was a
Portland-bound passenger on Fri
day night's train. She will visit
relatives there.
Wrex Hickok returned to Port
land Wednesday.
Garland Swanson and Roy Lind
strom were Pendleton visitors on
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mason, Mr.
and Mrs. Werner Rietmann, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles McElligott, Mr.
and Mrs. E. R. Lundell, Mr. and.
Mrs. Walter Eubanks, Richard
Lundell, Carl Allyn, Carlton Swan
son, William Hayes and Vernor
Troedson were among those who
journeyed to Kinzua last Saturday.
Mrs. William Padberg and son
Irvin were visitors here from their
Clark's canyon home Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Blake and
family spent Saturday and Sunday
visiting relatives at Kinzua and
Mrs. Ray Beezeley returned to
her home at Fossil Sunday.
The Women's Topic club will meet
at the home of Mrs. Omar Riet
mann in town on Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Engelman has return
ed from Pendleton where she has
been visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eubanks
visited their son Johnny at The
Dalles last Wednesday.
The Boy Scouts returned Sunday
from a week's outing at the Morton
cabin in the mountains.
Mrs. E. C. Heliker reports the
arrival of a baby girl at the home of
her brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Elda Zink, at Antioch,
Calif., on June 1.
Norman Swanson returned to his
work with the North Pacific Grain
Growers of Spokane last Thurs
day after enjoying a two-weeks'
vacation at home.
Among local boys who have gone
to Athena to work In the pea har
vest are Eugene and Harry Nor
moyle, Norman Everson, Francis
Bryson, Wallace Lundell, Harlan
McCurdy, Jr., Dorr and Junior Ma
son. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. McCurdy and
son Junior and Mrs. Ray Beezeley
visited relatives at Toppenlsh, Wn.,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger spent
the week end with their son Alfred
at The Dalles.
Mrs. Ted Blake of Kinzua is vis
iting here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barnett are
moving into the Hossner house on
Second street which they recently
purchased from the county.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Denny drove
to Estacada the last of the week so
that Mr. Denny could attend the
reunion of the alumni of Estacada
high school.
H. D. McCurdy and son Junior
drove to Athena Monday.
Mrs. Bert Palmateer and children
are visiting relatives at Estacada.
O. A. Myrand of Portland, fed
eral warehouse inspector, is reg
istered at the Park hotel.
Mrs. Christlanson and Miss Flor
ence Christianson of Gaston, the
mother and sister of Charles Chrls
tianson, came up on Saturday. On
Monday they returned home accom
panied by Mr. Christianson who
expects to attend summer school
at the U. of O.
Mrs. S. E. Moore and Mrs. Wrex
Hickok accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Eubanks to Kinzua Satur
day. W. F. Palmateer Is visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Earl Morgan, at her
home on Rock creek.
Wallace Mathews came over from
Selah, Wash., Saturday evening.
He returned home Sundny aocom-
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Long -Eared Performers
Keep Would-Be Riders
Busy in Exhibitions. .
Men in Feminine Garb Trounce
Lexington at Polo and Base
ball; JVIany Laughs Given.
The braying of donkeys inter
mingled with the honking of auto
mobile horns and shouts of specta
tors to herald the appearance of
donkey baseball here Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings. Jack Bart
lett's world-famous . burros from
Tucson, Ariz., performed before two
of the largest crowds ever drawn
to an exhibition here outside of
Rodeo, and did everything expect
ed of them in the way of lowering
the dignity of would-be riders.
Heppner donk-busters m female
garb representative of Business and
Professional Womens club gave the
best account of themselves of any
aggregation when they dumped
over Lexington 10-2 in the polo
game and took, the baseball game
3-2 last evening. The local Lions
team split honors with lone Tues
day when they won the broom
wielding game, 4-3, but lost in the
ball game, 4-1.
The height of hilarity was reach
ed near the end of the ball game
when the long-eared guardian of
third base treated its young off
spring to a free lunch. An extra
feature was the almost human per
formance of Sam, the trick mule,
recently starred in motion pictures.
Most veryone who had any desire
to try riding the burros was given
an opportunity. A rule of the base
ball game was that the batsman
must stick on his mount from the
time he got on until he arrived
safely at home, else he was count
ed out, and that without being tag
ged or thrown out en route. It ap
peared to be the special function
of one of the larger donks to keep
any batter from reaching first base,
and he succeeded in doing so in
most instances by leaving the dis
appointed player lying ungracious
ly in the dust.
Some batsmen were noted to
swing loathesomely at the ball while
eyeing the waiting burro askance,
and many times the. hitter would
be so occupied in trying to mount
his donk that he would fail to note
he had been thrown out at first.
There were some good exhibitions
of riding. One lone boy rode the
toughest donk to first, but imme
diately after ieft the deck when he
started for second base. Fred Hos
kins, manager of the local ball club,
made a nice try but the donk came
out on top. Bob McCabe of lone
was the only casualty. He receiv
ed a cut cheek when one of the
donks stepped on him, though a
few of the boys found the donks'
heads harder than their own.
Some of the boys took their ball
playing seriously, and Bartlett got
one of the biggest kicks of his tour
when Ray Ferguson, third baseman
for the Lions, in all earnestness pro
claimed, "Gosh darn this animal, I
can t get him into the ring." Bart
lett informed him that they had
been training the donkey for three
years not to do that very thing.
4-H Club Benefit Dance
Set for Rhea Creek
A dnncR Will hp. crlvon nt Tthoa
creek hall June 6 for the 4-H club
members who are going to Corvallis
summer school June 8th. The
grange will pay their transporta
tion and also give one scholarship.
Those entitled to go are Edna Ste
phens, Wilbur Worden and Clavton
Mrs. Anna Heinv. who taup-ht thp
Golden West school this year, left
for Portland the last of the week
to visit relatives there for a short
time. Then she will go by train to
New York city to visit her son who
has a position with Montgomery
wara at uo. we received his trans
fer from the Portland concern.
Miss Velma Huston is home vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Clivo Huston. Miss Velma taught
school near Drain this year and ex
pects to teach the same school the
next season.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker will
leave Sunday morning to attend
stale grange at Lebanon. Miss
Marjoiie will visit relatives in Gold
Hill and Medford while her parents
attend grange.
Norman Bergstrom, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Bergstrom of Goose
berry, has set what Mrs. Lucy E.
Rod;;ers, county school sunerln-
tendent, believes to be a record for
attendance in this county. Nor-
mnn received his eighth grade di
ploma recently after havlne at
tended school for eight years with
out naving been absent or tardy a
single time.
O. A. Myrand of Portland, fed-
eral warehouse Inspector, has been
Inspecting the Morrow county op
eratlons of Morrow County Grain
urowers this week. The intention
Is announced of placing the grow
ers warenouse nere under federal
Board Fills Vacancies in High
School and Grades; Lex and
Boardman Teachers Signed.
Five vacancies in the local teach
ing staff were filled by the school
board at a meeting last Thursday
evening when contracts were signed
for as many teachers.
Homer Oft was signed as the
Smith-Hughes instructor, a new de
partment next year, and will also
teach high school science. Oft,
whose home is Ontario, Ore., is a
graduate of Oregon State college
and taught at Crane last year.
Two teachers already engaged in
teaching in this county will be on
the local staff next fall. They are
Miss Shirlee Smith of Lexington
school, who will teach commerce,
and Miss Mary Elizabeth Harney of
Boardman school, first grade. Miss
Smith is a graduate of Pacific uni
versity and her home is Hillsboro.
Miss Harney is a graduate of both
Oregon normal and University of
Norbert Peavy of Corvallis, O. S.
C. graduate with a master's degree,
will be In charge of high school
English, and Miss Helen Blackaby,
also a graduate of O. S. C, will
handle home economics.
Blalock Nicks CCC's
for Win in Game Here
Won Lost Pet
Fossil 5 0 1.000
Heppner 4 2 .667
Condon 3 2 .400
CCC 2 4 .333
, Blalock 2 4 .333
lone 1 5 .167
Last Sunday's game unreported.
Last Sunday's Results
Heppner 18 at lone 8, Blalock 15
at CCC 7, Condon at Fossil unre
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday
Condon at Heppner, CCC at lone,
Fossil at Blalock.
A hard-hitting Blalock team de
feated the CCCs 13-7 at Rodeo
field last Sunday. In the first inn
ing Blalock sent 11 men to bat and
scored 7 runs on 3 hits, two bases
on balls, a fielder's choice and two
errors. Continuing the barrage in
the third they scored four more
runs on three hitif a base on balls
and two errors: At this point Sul
livan relieved Shepherd, the start
ing pitcher. He limited the Bla
lock sluggers to two runs and four
hits in the six innings he toiled on
the mound, but the damage had
been done and this pitching was to
no avail.
Stevenson, pitching for Blalock,
was master of the game except
in the fifth and sixth innings when
the CCC batters took a liking to
his slants and scored three runs
in the fifth and two in the sixth.
But he suddenly tightened up and
allowed only one more hit in the
last three innings. Pfifer was the
big sticker, getting four hits in six
trys. Bartlemay and Miller both
connected for two hits in five at
tempts. Baynard and Crowley did
the stick work for the CCC's with
two hits apiece.
The summary follows:
Bartleir.ay, 1 5 2 2 2 0 0
West, s 6 2 1 0 3 1
Fink, 2 6 116 10
filter, 1 6 3 4 6 0 1
Miller, r 6 0 2 1 0 0
Kirby, m 6 0 2 1 0 0
Woelpern. 3 5 10 10 1
Wetherell. c 1 2 0 7 n 1
Solvester, c 0 0 0 5 0 0
sievenson, p 4 2 1 0 3 0
loiais 43 13 11 28 7 4
Newton, m 5 3 110 0
Baynard. s 6 0 2 2 4 1
Dean, 2-1 5 1 1 10 1 0
McCormack, 1-1 3 118 0 2
Crowley, c 3 0 2 2 0 0
Janick, r 5 0 0 1 0 0
Sweilas, 3-c 4 0 0 2 1 2
Sullivan, 1-p 4 2 0 0 2 0
Donnelly, 2 10 0 14 0
Cavin. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shepherd, p 1 0 0 0 2 0
ioiais , 36 7 7 27 14 6
Struck out bv Stevenson 15 hv Rhnn.
herd 1. by Sullivan 2; bases on balls off
Slevenron 6. oft Shepherd 2, off Sulli
van 3; double plays, Blalock 1, CCC 1.
Canning, Cooking Clubs
Started in 4-H Work
The Morrow county 4-H canning
and cooking club was organized
Tuesday afternoon at the pavilion
with Mrs. Marvin R. Wlghtman as
leader. Meetings will be held each
Wednesday afternoon hereafter at
the pavilion.
Officers elected were Betty Marie
Adkins, president; Eileen Kelly,
vice president; Margaret Tamblyn,
ecreiary-treasurer. Any girl In
terested may join by being at the
club room next Wednesday prompt
ly at 2:30. Mrs. Wlghtman will
demonstrate the Flamo oven, and
me ciub wm can strawberries,
Mothers are always welcome.
Miss Roberta Thompson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Thomp
son, and Earl Bryant of this city
were united in marriage last Fri
day evening at the home of the
bride's brother, Stephen Thompson,
in Pendleton, the ceremony being
performed by the Presbyterian min
ister of that city. Following a short
wedding trip to Wallowa county the
newlyweds returned to make their
home here, Mr. Bryant being em
ployed with Heppner Abstract com
pany. Both young folks are grad
uates of Heppner high school and
have the felicitations of many
1 friends.
Action Taken on Presen
tation of Council Ex
ecutive Hayes.
Committee Selected to Choose the
Troop Managers; Newly Elect
ed Officers Installed.
Reestablishment of the Boy
Scouts of Heppner on a recognized
basis was the aim of the Lions club
when it voted Monday to sponsor
the local troop, after the matter
was presented by Robert A. Hayes,
executive of the Blue Mountain
council from Walla Walla. Fol
lowing action at the noon luncheon
the club executive committee met
in the evening and named a com
mittee who in turn were to meet
and select a troop committee of
five from their number. Named
on the committee were Dr. A. D.
McMurdo, E. L. Morton, E. F.
Bloom, C. J. D. Bauman, Spencer
Crawford, J. O. Turner, Joseph
Belanger and Ray P. Kinne. The
troop committee selected were to
be active managers of the Boy
Scout work.
In asking the Lions to sponsor
the local troop, Mr. Haye3 said there
was no intent of discouraging other
organizations who have helped in
the work in the past, declaring
there is plenty of opportunity for
everyone to be of assistance. He
believed, however, that it would
prove more satisfactory to central
ize the sponsorship from the stand
point of supervision by the nation
al and district offices. With the re
cent addition of J. Hurley Hagood
as field executive for the local coun
cil, he believed the council will be
in position to give much more as
sistance to local troops than has
been possible in the past
Mr. Hayes outlined the work of
the Scouts, showing that scouting
gives an invaluable type of train
ing that is not covered by school or
church work. It equips boys to take
care of themselves in the great out-
of-doors, gives them training in first
aid, teaches them to swim, and in
stills within them the highest prin
ciples of citizenship.
Connection of the local troop with
the national organization expired in
February, Mr. Hayes said, and the
reorganization was deemed essen
tial to put the troop on a recognized
In the local Scout organization
the troop committee is all-import
ant. Each member of the com
mittee has a specific duty which
must be performed if the troop is
to function in a worth-while man
ner. One member acts as chair
man of the committee, and duties
of the other members are divided
up with a man in charge of each,
handling finance, out-door activi
ties, civic relations and Scout ad
vancement, respectively.
At the noon luncheon newly elect
ed officers were installed, as follows:
Ray P. Kinne, president; E. L. Mor
ton, first vice president; John An
glin, second vice president; Dr. L.
D. Tibbies, third vice president;
Chas. Barlow, secretary; Joe Bel
anger, tailtwister; Dr. R. C. Law
rence, lion tamer; Spencer Craw
ford and C. J. D. Bauman, directors.
A prize Irish setter belonging to
Frank Roberts gave birth to a litter
of 13 fine pups this week, and the
proud mama and her youngsters
are reported to be doing nicely.
County Agent.
Official announcement of the
county rate of payment per acre
for Morrow county, under the new
agricultural conservation program,
has been received. All county rates
which have been set are based on
the assumption that all of the land
in the county is in crop every year.
For each county individual where
any summer fallowing is practiced,
there will have to be a revision in
the county figures which will take
into consideration the proportion of
total crop land which was in crop
during 1935. If, for example, one
half of the county was in crop and
the other half In summer fallow,
the county figure would be one-half
of the designated county rate. The
announced rate for Morrow county
was $9.70 per acre. If half of our
land was in summer fallow last
year, the actual average rate per
acre would thus be $4.85.
Irrigated lands along the creek
bottoms and the irrigated lands at
Boardman and Irrigon are In crop
each year. The probable result
will be that final figures will show
that slightly more than half of our
crop land was in crop in 1935. As
a result, the payment per acre for
this county will probably average
very closely to $5.00 per acre. Only
by finding more than half of the
county crop land in summer fallow
In 1935 could the average payment
per acre be reduced.
While it is still Impossible for
any individual to figure exactly the
acre rate for his Class I payment
Lawrence Beach Named State Com'
mitteeman at Republican Or
ganization Meeting.
S. E. Notson, veteran party lead
er, was named chairman of the re
publican county central committee
at the organization meeting held in
the courthouse last evening. Law
ence Beach of Lexington was elect
ed secretary and state committee
George N. Ely, lone, was made
congressional committeeman, and
members of the nominating com
mittee were named as follows: J.
A. Troedson, Morgan; Guy C. Bar
low, Boardman; A. C. Houghton,
Irrigon; Walter W. Wright, ard-
man, and Henry E. Peterson,
Roy W. Ritner, nominee for con
gress, and Rex Ellis, nominee for
state senator, attended from Pen
dleton, and several local candidates
were present A 6 o'clock dinner
was enjoyed at Hotel Heppner, fol
lowing which the party attended the
donkey baseball game before hold
ing the organization meeting at the
Two Classes of Payments
Distinct in AAA Program
"What payment can I qualify for
under the new federal agricultural
conservation program?"
The answers to this basic and im
portant question are still desired
by many Oregon farmers who are
not clear as to the distinction be
tween the two types of payments
provided, according to word re
ceived from extension officials act
ive in explaining the details of the
new program. Here are the latest
official condensed definitions of the
two payments as contained in a re
cent leaflet of the triple A:
Class I (soil-conserving) pay
ments. For shifting in 1936 to soil-
conserving crops some of the acre
age formerly used for soil-depleting
Class II (soil-building) payments
Made to farmers who in 1936 use
approved soil-building practices on
their crop land or pasture.
A farmer may qualify for either
payment, or for both."
The announcement recently made
in Oregon as to rates to be paid per
acre for soil building practices re
ferred to the rates of the Class LT
payments. They have nothing
whatever to do with the Class I
payments, even though they may
apply at times to the same land, the
extension men explain. They are
the smaller payments.
Announcement has just been
made of the rates for the Class I
payments. These are set so that
each connty has its own rate. The
county rates are determined on the
basis of the average yield in each
over the past 10 years of a group
of selected soil depleting crops.
Counties with a high average pro
duction are granted a correspond
ingly high Class I payment rate, in
accordance with the figures arrived
at by the Triple A from soil de
pleting crop data. Within the coun
ty each farm will also be rated ac
cording to its comparative produc
tivity with other farms in that
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barratt re
turned home Sunday night from
Spotted Robe, Mont, where Mr.
Barratt took his sheep for summer
range. He reported range condi
tions a little dry for the season, but
still quite a bit ahead of this sec
tion. People of the Glacier park
area generally are agitated by an
oil boom due to several wells com
ing in recently near Cut Bank. That
little city has about doubled in pop
ulation in the last year, Mr. Bar
ratt said.
it is now possible for him to arrive
at a figure very close to what this
farm factor must eventually be.
The county rate, of course, is based
upon average production. For this
county, the average production
shown during the base period for
the old AAA contracts was 14 bush
els. Each farm payment will vary
from the average very much as his
base period production varied from
the 14-bushel average. For exam
ple, If a man's average in the base
period was 21 bushels per acre, that
would be 150 percent of the county
average of 14 bushels. This per
cent applied to the approximate
county figure per acre of $4.85
would give such an individual a
farm rate of $7.27 per acre.
It will be impossible to determine
exactly the amount of the county
figure until all work sheets have
been filled out Naturally, it will
be Impossible to determine exactly
what any one farm factor will be
until the county figure has been
finally settled upon.
Probably it should again be em
phasized that each man in the coun
ty should fill out a work sheet as
soon as possible. Such work sheets
do not, in any sense, form an appll
cation or a contract and do not bind
anyone to anything. In order to be
eligible for a 1936 payment, how
ever, such a work sheet will need to
be filled out before final date for
filling out such sheets. This final
date has not as yet been set. In
order to avoid a last minute rush,
however, everyone should plan to
fill out his work sheet at the earliest
possible moment
Hospitable Lumber Town
Revealed as Economi
cal Production Unit.
Facilities for Meeting, Dance, Ban
quet, Card Party Provided;
Many Local Folk Attend.
On first arriving one sees Kinzua
as a rustic mill town, not unlike
many other woods settlements
where people are engaged in the
noble occupation of turning timber
into lumber. But when one
glimpses within the rustic abodes,
there is seen one of the most livable
yes, one can say lovable modern,
little American cities to be found
anywhere, and ita inhabitants just
one large hospitable and friendly
Ask anyone of the visitors who
was privileged to attend the fes
tivities in connection with the spec
ial meeting of Heppner lodge 358,
B. P. O. Elks staged there Satur
day. The verdict will be unani
mous in declaring that Kinzua is
synonymous with hospitality there
is no other word that so completely
expresses It, but it might better be
qualified as hospitality of the good
old southern type, except that it
is distinctively Kinzuan.
When finally analyzed Kinzua is
much more than a rustic mill town.
It is a complete and modern econ
omical unit in the production of
ponderosa pine lumber. Every
thing about it is privately owned
and operated, and the big familv
feeling including employers and em
ployees is but a reflection of the
thoroughness of organization and
the application of humanitarian
principles to the conduct of bus
iness. From an investment standpoint
and the further angle of local de
velopment, one is impressed by the
fact that Kinzua Pine mills has a
million dollars invested in its re
manufacturing plant alone. Then
when one considers the milling
equipment, dual in construction
and including the best automatic
machinery devised for the work;
one of the largest dry kilns ex
tant; its own private railroad ex
tending 24 miles to the outside and
another 24 miles into the timber
a railroad which entails all the de
tails of operation of any major rail
road, and again the many miles of
macadamized highways that the
mill has constructed, one becomes
quite appalled by the immensity of
me operation.
The big mill has a capacity for
producing 140,000 board feet of lum
ber every eight hours, and it is a
bee-hive of industry when under
full steam, as it was when Satur
day's visitors were permitted to
view it, and as it has been steadily
throughout the depression except
for a few short intervals. It was
one of very few operations that did
not cut down production when
the wheels of industry were so gen
erally slowed up a tribute to the
demand for pine lumber generally
and to the high quality product of
the Kinzua mill in particular.
quality is the underlying prni-
ciple of the Kinzua operation. It
is expressed in many ways, but
symbolic is the nicety to which the
lumber is watched in the diying
process, wnere the moisture con
tent is figured to fractions to give
exactly the right percentage for
any particular use to which the
lumber is to be put; and again in
tne car packing operation, wnere
the finished product is loaded for
shipment only in thoroughly recon
ditioned, and paper-lined cars.
One senses in Kinzua, everv Dlace.
that thoroughness of caring for
everything down to the minutest
detail, and the entertainment of
the lodge visitors was no excep
tion. George Combes, the store
manager, with the close cooperation
of the whole mill organization, in
cluding Joe Coleman, general man
ager; Carl Coleman, superintend
ent or tne woods end, and Ab Cole
man, mill superintendent, directed
the Kinzua end of the affair to a
nicety. Nothing which the visitors
might desire was left unattended.
the lodge session was held in the
big company-owned recreation hall
which had been gaily decorated,
and all needed accessories had been
provided. Plenty of food for every
oneand, unfortunately, for those
not mere, for many more visitors
man were there to eniov it was
piled onto the tables in the lare-e
dining room of the hotel at the noon
nour. in the evening muslo was
provided for dancing, again at the
recreation nail, after a bounteous
6:30 o'clock dinner at the hotel.
While the men were attending
lodge, visiting ladies were enter
tained in the private quarters of tha
president of the company upstairs
in the office building. Distinctively
finished with Kinzua products, this
setting was ideal for the distinct
ively Kinzua card party for which
prizes of Kinzua-made garden fur
niture were given. The fortunate
ladles to win these articles were
Mrs. Kenneth Ovlatt and Mrs.
Blaine E. Isom of Heppner and
Mrs. Werner Rietmann of lone.
One may get only a fleeting
glimpse In a day's stay, especially
when so many things must be
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