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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume 52, Number 14.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, June 11, 1936
Subscription $2.00 a Year
RODEO QUEEN RACE
Four Granges Place Can
didates in Field; 10,
FULL SCHEDULE OUT
Harriet Heliker, Betty Doherty,
Genevieve Hanna and Frances
Rugg are Contestants..
Morrow county will have the priv
ilege of selecting one of four
charming candidates as queen of
the 1336 Rodeo, who were announc
ed this week. They are:
Miss Harriet Heliker of lone
sponsored by Willows grange.
Miss Genevieve Hanna of Hepp
ner, sponsored by Lena grange.
Miss Frances Rugg of Heppner,
sponsored by Rhea Creek grange.
Miss Betty Doherty of Lexington
sponsored by Lexington grange.
Voting will be conducted as in
past years at a series of dances,
the first of which will be held at
the fair pavilion in Heppner next
Saturday night. Ten dances will
be held in all, at the conclusion of
which the candidate with the most
votes will be named queen, and
the others will be attendants at the
royal court of Rodeo, August 26-27-28.
Louis Bergevin, Rodeo director,
is in charge of the queen dances.
Two dances will be held this year
by each sponsoring organization
instead of one dance as in past
years. It is expected to keep the
voting on a strictly popularity ba
sis so far as possible.
Henry Aiken, Rodeo president,
has expressed' pleasure at the fine
array of candidates who will vie
for this year's high Rodeo honor,
believing that the queenship will
be well taken care of no matter
All proceeds from dances in the
local communities go to sponsoring
organizations, with the Rodeo as
sociation taking only the proceeds
of the send-off and wind-up dances
The full schedule of dances fol
lows:. June 13 Heppner.
June 20 Lexington.
June 27 Rhea Creek.
July 11 Lena.
July 18 lone.
July 25 Lexington.
August 1 Rhea Creek.
August 8 Lena.
August 15 lone.
August 22 Heppner.
Ancient Indian Skeleton
Unearthed by CCC Man
On the old Heppner-Echo road
up Stingle canyon about three miles
east of Camp Heppner, M. E. Dixon,
camp educational adviser, came up
on what he thought to be some pe
culiar rock formation along an old
creek bank. After close examina
tion the object was found to be a
The skull was taken to Sheriff
Bauman's office for examination. It
was found by its two prominent
characteristics, commer reddish col
lor and high cheek bones, to be the
skull of an old Indian. Permission
was given the finder to dig up the
rest of the skeleton. The educa
tional adviser with a group of boys
from the camp excavated the bones,
brought them to camp where they
were cleaned, and placed them on
It is believed that the skeleton is
that of a member of the old Co
lumbia River Indian tribe that used
to roam the canyons near Heppner
during the early days in search of
game. The skull indicates by the
worn-down teeth being that of an
old Indian, buried sixty years or
more. On one side of it is an ob
long hole about one and one-half
inches wide and three inches long
which indicates that the person
had been knocked in the head with
some blunt instrument and then'
placed in a shallow grave with
rocks piled on top to prevent ani
mals from disturbing it.
The skeleton will be wired to
gether and placed on exhibition in
,the camp museum.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Crawford and
daughter, Miss Jean, arrived "in the
city Sunday evening from Portland
for a few days' visit with relatives
and friends, being guests at the
Frank S. Parker home. Miss Jean
Crawford recently came north from
Lakeview where she taught in a
rural school for the last year.
Mr. ahd Mrs. Adam Knoblock
were In the city this morning from
their home at Boardman. Mr.
Knoblock was at La Grande last
week end and participated in the
slate trapshoot as a member of
the Heppner squad. Ho still hunts
coyotes for the U. S. Biological sur
vey. Joseph T. Peters of Portland,
whose building on the corner of
Main and Willow streets Is being
constructed rapidly, was a business
visitor In the city the first of the
week, accompanied by Harry Duvall
Harold Robinson was In the city
Tuesday while on a business visit
to the county from his home in
Portland. He came up from lone
with Walter Eubanks, real estate
and insurance agent.
4-H CLUBBERS AT
Nineteen from Morrow County is
Largest Delegation Ever from
Here; Scholarships Won.
The largest delegation of 4-H
club members ever to leave from
Morrow county, 19 clubbers in all,
is attending the 4-H club summer
school at Corvallis. The two weeks
stay at the summer school has been
made possible through the interest
of local granges and individual bus
iness firms. The club members left
for Corvallis by train Sunday, June
More than 1500 boys and girls
from every county in the state
form the largest 4-H club summer
school ever held in Oregon. The
men's dormitory and both women's
dormitories have been filled and
eight fraternities are helping to
provide housing facilities for this
army of club members.
Granges and business firms of
fering scholarships and the 4-H
club members receiving them are
Scholarships were awarded by
the Heppner Branch of the First
National Bank of Portland, Beach
Hardware company of Lexington,
Jackson Hardware company of
Lexington, Pacific Power & Light
company of Heppner, Braden-Bell
company of Pendleton, Woolgrow
ers Auxiliary, Morrow County
Lamb and Woolgrowers associa
tion, Lexington grange, Rhea Creek
grange, Willows grange.
our-H club members winning
scholarships, and attending summer
school are Frances and Dick Wil
kinson, Heppner; Gordon O'Brien,
Pine City; Kenneth Harford,
Boardman; Maude Cool, lone; Law
rence Smith, Boardman; James
Cool, lone; Alex Thompson, Hepp
ner; j,iwynne Peck, Lexington;
Clayton Wright, Heppner; Joyce
Carlson, lone; Opal Cool, lone; Guy
Moore, Pine City; William Biddle,
Lexington; Wilbur Worden, Eight
June; jjonaid Peck, Lexington; Ed
na Stephens, Heppner; Eileen Kel
ly, Heppner, and Ellen Hughes.
Feeding on Trees Made
Difficult for Rabbits
The Forest Log.
There has just come to light a
a story concerning Sam Boardman
and his early activities in highway
tree planting. For many years he
has been in charge of the State
Parks under the State Highway
Commission, but prior to that was
farming near the town of Boardman
in Morrow county. At that time,
as at present, he was a firm advo
cate of highway beautification and
spent his own time and money in
planting trees along the Oregon
Trail highway. A friend came along
one uay and noticed a bed of short,
thorny, cactus-like growth which
had been transplanted about the
'What's the big idea?" he in
"Well," answered Sam, as he
stretched his six feet of manhood in
ull the pride of authorship, or in
ventive genius, or development of
new ideas in conservation, "after
those trees are planted, along comes
a long-eared Eastern Oregon jack-
rabbit, who cocks his head over,
takes a one-eyed squint at the tree
and calmly hops over, sits down
and starts chewing. I don't mind
if they take an occasional bite at
the trees but I won't have them
sitting down to meals."
Sam recently admitted all charges,
but sorrowfully added that the rab
bits had him licked when the snows
came along and covered the "cac
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Devne, north
Lexington residents, this week
started remodeling operations on
their residence property in south
Heppner with the Intention of build
ing three apartmnts for rent In
the remodeling operation the house
was raised and a new concrete foun
dation placed under it. It is being
completely renovated throughout
with N. J. Bailey in charge of the
Can We Raise Peas ?
A pay-roll industry for Heppner
as well as an augmented Income
for the county's wheatraisers Is
within the realm of possibility, be
lieve some residents who have in
vestigated the pea industry in Uma
tilla county and the Palouse section
in Washington. Among the inves
tigators is Judge W. T. Campbell
who is thoroughly convinced that
a similar industry here Is not only
possible but entirely practicable.
On advice from the head of the
Milton cannery, which he visited
last week, Judge Campbell has In
vited interested business men and
farmers to join a junket to visit the
Milton cannery June 2. On that
day also will be held an Important
meeting of Inland Empire Water
ways association at Walla Walla,
and the judge believes the junket-
eers could combine the cannery
visit and waterways meeting with
The pea Industry has done won
ders for Milton. Other towns with
canneries have been similarly bene
fitted. It. has created a demand for
labor. It has netted farmers as
high- a9 $30 an acre on their land
turned to growing peas. And while
the production possibilities here
Camp Fire Girls Going
To Hidaway for Week
The Nakomis Camp Fire troop
of Heppner is going to Hidaway
springs next Sunday for a week's
summer camp. Those expecting to
make the trip are Clara Bell Ad
ams, Alberta Adkins, Betty Adkins,
Wilma Beamer, Jeanette Blakely,
Kingsley Chapin, Margaret Doo
little, Jean Gemmell, Lois Jones,
Kathryn Nys, Eunice Osmin, Mar
garet Tamblyn, Carolyn Vaughn,
Mrs. W. W. Morris, guardian,
will accompany them, also several
mothers, Miss Dale and Mrs. Har
old Tonole, a registered nurse. The
Camp Fire Girls have worked hard
to make this trip possible and are
planning not only on having a good
time but earning higher positions
such as woodgatherer, firegatherer
As the troop's funds are low, they
would appreciate donations, such as
canned or dried fruits, smoked meat,
pastries, butter and eggs. Donations
should be left at Heppner black
smith shop. Appreciation is given
for the patronage of past sales.
Gazette Times Starts
50-Year Subscriber Club
The Gazette Times was pleased
this week to hand to L. A. Florence
a complimentary receipt in full for
delivery of the paper for the rest of
his natural life, thus making Mr.
Florence the first member of its 50
year subscriber club. Mr. Florence
started taking the paper with the
first issue of the Gazette, March 30,
18M, and has been a continuous
subscriber since. The first news
paper was published by J. A. Stine.
If there are any other subscribers
to this paper who, like Mr. Florence,
have taken It continuously from the
first issue, the Gazette Times would
be pleased to add them to the 50
year club and continue the sub
Assists Cooking School
All members Morrow County
Woolgrowers auxiliary are urged
by Mrs. Ralph I. Thompson, presi
dent, to attend the cooking school
at Case Furniture store next Tues
day and Wednesday, and to bring
By special arrangement of the
auxiliary the demonstrator will use
much lamb and mutton in prepar
ing meat dishes. All dishes pre
pared will be given away as prizes,
and special door prizes will be
awarded also. A general public
invitation is extended as well.
Heppner Nimrods Tie
For 7th Place in Shoot
Portland rung in its ace shooters
in the shoot-off match of the Ore
gonian telegraphic trapshoot at La
Grande Sunday and took the cup
handily, while Heppner's shooters
wound up in a seventh place tie.
Composing the local squad were
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, Dr. J. H. Mc
Crady, Phil Mahoney. Luke Bibby
and Adam Knoblock.
Members of the local squad gave
a good aoccunt of themselves in
the P. I. T. A. match preceding the
shoot-off of the telegraphic tourney.
MARRIED IN SEATTLE.
The marriaire of Miss Vera Ma
honey, daughter of Mrs. Harriet K.
Mahoney of this city, and James
aianoney or Seattle, took place In
the Washington city last Saturday
afternoon. The couple will con
tinue to reside in Seattle where
Mrs. Mahoney has resided for sev
eral years, and Mr. Mahonev is ra
dio announcer at the airport. At
tending from here were the bride's
mother, and brother-in-law and
sister, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ball.
Mr. Ball was best man.
Mrs. Marvin R. Wightman and
Mrs. Claude Graham entertained
last evening at the Wightman coun
try home for a number of out-of-
town visitors. Included were Mrs.
Rieman Dutton and Miss Nancy
Dutton of Portland, and the Misses
Mildred and Elizabeth Kane, house
guests of Mrs. Graham, and Miss
Gladys Benge and Mrs. O. Hilding
Bengston of Medford.
might not be as good, there is indi
cation that it would be a profitable
asset to this county.
Just what the possibilities might
be here are so far nebulous con
jecture. There Is little on which
to base an opinion. Judge Camp
bell has the word of the head of the
Milton cannery, however, that their
concern will furnish seed for test
plots and otherwise cooperate in
determining the exact possibilities.
The demand for canned peas of
the variety grown In the Milton
section Is far from being supplied.
There is much room for expansion
of the Industry.
After the production possibilities
have been ascertained, if they are
found to bo favorable, the chances
for obtaining a cannery will depend
on the amount of acreage that can
be signed up. If sufficient pea acre
age can be obtained, it Is assured
that the obstacles to estballshment
of a cannery will have been largely
The possibility is well worth In
vestigation, and should have the
attention of everyone. It g to be
hoped a considerable number of
business men and farmers will
make the trip to Milton on June 20.
BIG ATTACK SUNDAY
Guns Primed for Attempt
to Trim Fossil Invad
ers to Own Size.
BLALOCK IS VICTOR
River Boys Hand Leaders First
Defeat; Game Here With Con
don Won by Jupe Pluvius,
Won Lost Pet
Fossil 6 1 .857
Heppner 4 2 .667
Condon 3 3 .500
CCC 3 4 .428
Blalock 8 4 .428
lone 1 6 .143
Last Sunday's Results
Condon at Heppner, postponed by
rain; CCC 18 at lone 17, Fossil 2 at
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday
Fossil at Heppner, lone at Bla
lock, CCC at Condon.
A revivified and determined Hepp
ner baseball aggregation will march
on to Rodeo field at 2:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon in its major at
tempt to gain the league leadership.
Trailing Fossil, their opponents, by
one game for the leadership, they
can tie the Wheeler lads by winning
Sunday's game. But to be assured
of keeping up with them the home
town boys must yet defeat Condon,
CCC's and Blalock.
Last Sunday's game with Condon
was called off when it appeared
Jupiter Pluvius had taken complete
charge of the situation. No ar
rangement for playing the postpon
ed game has yet been announced.
Blalock made it possible for
Heppner to tie Fossil, when the
river lads handed the leaders their
first defeat of the season in last
Sunday's play, 5-2. Lawrence Ste
venson is reported to have done a
masterful job of chucking for the
river team, while catching the Fos
sil team in a weak moment.
A hectic-see-stw game at lone re
sulted in the local CCC's finally
coming out on top T7-18, and retain
ing lone securely h.i the cellar
Fred Hoskins' gang has been
busy tossing the rawhide this week
in preparation for the Fossil inva
sion. It is promised the full crew
will be on hand, augmented in spots
with boys home from school, and it
will be the endeavor to trim the vis
itors' topsails at the beginning and
proceed with a fusilade broadside.
If Fossil weathers the promised at
tack, Fred says they will have
earned their laurels.
An addition to Fred's gang Sun
day will be Roy Gentry. Roy's ball
playing ability has been thoroughly
established by past performance
with the local team, and he comes
hot from the Mt Angel college
ball club with which he has been
playing steadily this spring.
ine prospect looks bright for the
biggest treat of the season for the
fans, and a large turnout is excect-
CCC'S INJURED IN
Albin Finnelly and Francis Scully
Taken to Hospital; Machine
Slips Off Rhea Creek Road.
Albin Finnelly and Francis Scul
ly, local CCC's, received serious in
juries, and three other camp mem
bers escaped with lesser injuries,
when the truck in which they were
riding overturned near the Emll
Groahens place on Rhea creek last
Friday afternoon. At latest reports
all were making good progress
The outside wheels of the truck
slipped off the narrow grade, and
the machine overturned when Bob
Reed, driver, attempted to swing it
back on to the road. The truck was
coming to town with a load of lum
ber, and the five occupants were
riding two in front and three in the
Finnelly was pinned beneath the
truck and considerable work was
necessary to get him out. Mr. Gro
ahens, Wilbur Gourley and Paul
McCarty, working in a hayfleld
nearby, assisted the injured man.
Finnelly and Scully were taken to
Heppner hospital for treatment
where severe bruises and lacera
tions were revealed. The others,
Tom Farrell, Thomas McNulty and
Reed, the driver, were treated at
the camp infirmary, and all are
now able to be about. .
Summcrf allow and Seed
Loans Now Available
Loans through the secretary of
agriculture's otlice for summerfal
lowing and fall seeding are now
available, announces Joseph Bel
anger, county agent. A maximum
of $1 an acre for summerfallow and
$1.50 an acre for seed, with a total
maximum of $200 Is set on individ
Applications will be received up
to July 31st at the county agent's
Annual School Meeting
Scheduled for Monday
Voters of School District No
will go to the polls at the council
chambers Monday afternoon to de
cide upon adoption of the proposed
budget and to elect a director and
,clerk for the coming year. The
meeting is called for 2:30 p. m,
Opportunity will be afforded all
qualified voters to express them
selves on budget items and make
such nominations as they may de
sire for the two offices.
John J. Wightman is the director
whose term expires this time, hav
ing been elected to fill the unexpir
ed term of the late Charles Thom
son. Mrs. Paul M. Gemmell is now
serving as district clerk. No par
ticular interest has been expressed
openly in the election, but board
members say a large attendance
and free discussion of school prob
lems is welcomed.
Morrow People Active
At State Grange Meet
Lebanon Morrow county is well
represented at the state grange
convention. Minnie McFarland of
Umatilla, master of Morrow Coun
ty Pomona grange, is vice chairman
of the committee on legislation;
Ray Wright of Heppner, master of
Rhea Creek grange, is a member of
the credentials and mileage com
mittee; Ray Barlow, master of
Greenfield grange at Boardman, is
on the banking and credits com
mittee; ahd O. L. Lundell, master
of Willows grange, is working with
the committee on dormant granges.
While your correspondent has not
yet seen Mrs. O. L. Lundell of Wil
lows, grange deputy for Morrow
county, he has been informed she
is here at Lebanon.
Should Harken to 1145
Times were pretty tough for
sheepmen during the recent de
pression, and even yet prices aren't
sufficint to satisfy most operators.
But David Hynd, secretary of Hynd
Bros, company, one of the county's
largest operators, says he prefers
these modern days to the year 1145
Last week Mr. Hynd uncovered a
letter from among the company's
files which revealed a sad plight in
the twelfth century year. It read
in part as follows:
"Just been reading in Durham
(England) paper that in Durham
records of the year 1145 forty sheep
were sold for three dollars and forty-seven
cents, not each but for
the forty head; an ox for 75 cents,
one ram 16 cents, and four hens
ARRIVE FROM NEW YORK.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ridings ar
rived in Heppner last Thursday
from New York, Mr. Ridings leav
ing the first of the week for his
home at Eugene while Mrs. Ridings
remained for a visit wtih her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark. The
Ridings were located in New York
the last school year while Mr. Rid
ings taught physical education in
Seth Low junior college. He also
played basketball with the New
York Athletic association. They
came west by automobile, taking a
northerly route and touching parts
Miss Clara Nelson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nelson of Lex
ington, and Howard Slonecker were
united in marriage June 4th at the
home of Rev. Lockly in Corvallis.
Both young people are students at
Oregon State college. Mrs. Slon
ecker is a member of Alpha Delta
and Mr. Slonecker is a member of
Delta Sigma Phi.
During the summer months Mr.
Slonecker will be employed In the
forestry service, after which they
will make their home in Corvallis.
Misses Winifred Case, Carolyn
and Louise Moyer returned home
the first of the week from La
Grande where they were graduated
from Eastern Oregon Normal school
at the close of the school year.
Ted McMurdo, student the last
year at Oregon State college, re
turned home the first of the week
following close of the school year.
CLASS I PA YMENT RA TE
OF $9.70 SET IN COUNTY
By JOSEPH BELANGER,
Last week the county rate for
the Class I payment was announc
ed, the rate for this county being
$9.75, or on a summerfallow basis,
$4.85. This payment would be the
payment per acre on an average
yield of 14 bushels. A quick and
easy way for each man to figure
his acre payment would be as fol
lows: If $4.85 is the average pay
ment and 14 bushels the average
yield, then the average payment per
bushel Is 34.6 cents. For each In
dividual, therefore, the Class I
payment can be figured very close
ly by multiplying his average yield
during the base period of the old
contract by 34.6 cents. This would
give the Class I payment.
In almost every case the Class I
payment will amount to $1 per acre
for every acre diverted, and so a
practical rule for determining the
total poymcnt would be: The old
base period average times 34.6c
plus $1 per acre.
By applying this rule, a man can
very quickly see the relative advan
tage of harvesting wheat or of
plowing down a green manure crop.
ALBERT W. OSMIN
Pioneer Balm Fork Rancher Quar
ried Rock for Court House;
Funeral Rites Held.
Albert Osmin, pioneer resident of
Balm Fork where he had resided
continuously since coming to the
county ad years ago, died at the
farm home last Friday morning fol
lowing a lingering illness. Funeral
services were held from the Chris
tian church Sunday afternoon with
arrangements in charge of Phelps
Funeral home and Alvin Kleinfeldt,
Christian minister, paying tribute
to the constructive career of the
deceased in the final rites. Inter
ment was in Masonic cemetery be
side Mrs. Osmin who preceded in
death several years before. Pall
bearers were L. E. Bisbee, H. C.
Howell, Frank Monahan, Judge W.
T. Campbell, S. E. Notson and
Albert William Osmin was born
at Rexville, New York, on April 17,
1859, the son of Darius and Maroa
Adkins Osmin. As a young man 24
years of age he came to eastern
Oregon in 1883. Landing at Uma
tilla he walked across the sands to
arrive in Heppner. From that time
he spent his life here with the cen-
ter of his activities on Balm fork.
The first job he had was that of
sheepherder for Gene Campbell.
He worked two years on the creek,
residing with his cousin, Scott
Brundage, before starting in for
himself on the old home place. On
March 8, 1889, he married Emma L.
Brundage at Heppner.
The family home was in the path
of the main body of water which
came down Balm fork at the time
of the Heppner flood of June 14,
1903, catching all the family at
home. The valiant effort of Mr.
Osmin saved the family but the
buildings were destroyed and live
stock washed away. An oddity of
the catastrophe was the escape of
one of Mr. Osmin's horses which
reached safety from the flood wa
ters in Heppner about where the
Tum-A-Lum company now stands.
Mr. Osmin developed a rock
quarry on his ranch from which he
hauled the stone for the courthouse
and the now Humphreys building.
All the stone in the courthouse was
taken from the Osmin quarry ex
cept the colored stone which was
Surviving are three daughters.
Mrs. Bessie Sandlin of Drain, Mrs.
Lena Knowles of Heppner and Mrs.
Ella Owens of Gwendolyn; four
Charles J., Lewis A.. Alton
and Leo Osmin, of Heppner; 7
grandchildren and one great grand
child; two sisters, Mrs. Melvina
Bradshaw and Mrs. Cordelia Skill
man, and one brother, Jesse Os
min, all of New York.
Young Democrats Meet;
Plan for Roosevelt Day
A democratio meeting was held
Sunday evening at Heppner hotel
with Frank Tierney of Portland,
executive secretary of the Young
Democratic league of Oregon, and
W. F. Jackson of Sherman county,
registrar at The Dalles, present
At this time Josephine Mahoney
was chosen as publicity chairman
for Morrow county.
D. M. Ward, chairman of the
Morrow county central committee,
will be in charge of a program for
Saturday, June 27, "Roosevelt Day."
On that day President Roosevelt
and Vice-President Garner will
formally accept the nomination of
the democratic party for president
and vice-president respectively be
fore a mammoth assembly in Frank-
in Field, Philadelphia. The cere
monies will be broadcast over a na
tion-wide hook-up at 6 o'clock Pa
cific standard time.
Judge C. L. Sweek came over
from Pendleton Monday morning to
hear the case of State of Oregon
vs. Joseph Stefani, but finding the
case not ready for trial he post
poned the date to Monday, June 22.
New Ray Permanents. No heat,
no electricity, no discomfort $5.
Lucille's Beauty Shop. 14-15
Jn the north end of the county,
where there is danger of blows,
most of the operators are bearing
In mind the dangers of plowing
under a green manure crop this
spring and carrying that through
as a double summerfallow next
year. Unless such land is carefully
handled, the practice of turning
down a green manure crop in that
section, as the operators there real
ize, might easily be the opposite of
a soil conserving practice.
It should again be emphasized
that each operator in the county
should fill out a work sheet regard
less of whether he intends to qual
ify for a payment under the new
plan. These sheets may be filled
out quickly In the county agent's
otlice, and It is suggested that those
who have not done so drop into the
otlice the next time they are in
town so that these work sheets
may be completed as quickly as
possible. According to our present
Information, It will be necessary
to till out work sheets for both
those applying for grants and for
those who do not, before records
can be put into shape that anyone
may receive a payment.
PEA INDUSTRY SEEN
AS POSSIBILITY HERE
Junket to Milton Cannery
Proposed for June 20
by Judge Campbell.
PLAN TOLD TO LIONS
Party Would Also Take In Import
ant Waterways Meeting; Club
Changes Meeting Day.
The possibility of establishing a
pea-raising and canning industry
in Morrow county was proposed be
fore the Monday Lions luncheon by
S; E. Notson, who anounced the pro
posal of Judge W. T. Campbell to
organize a junket of business men
and farmers to visit the Milton
cannery. A suitable date was given
as Saturday, June 20, when an im
portant meeting of Inland Empire
Waterways association will be held
in Walla Walla, and it was expected
the junket could take it in also.
Judge Campbell's proposal was
cited as inspired by a recent visit
to the Milton cannery and a conver
sation with its head, who held out
hopeful prospects for the success
of a similar venture here. It was
believed that a junket, such as
proposed, could get the information
on what the cannery at Milton has
done both for business and farming
in that section, and ascertain the
feasibility of introducing the in
The prospect as viewed offers a
good opportunity for bringing a
pay-roll industry to Heppner as
well as augmenting the income of
wheat farmers, and it was urged
that anyone interested should make
the trip if possible.
The waterways meeting was em
phasized as being of great import
ance as the time has arrived when
much effort must be expended to
bring about the development of the
Columbia river if the inland em
pire is to realize the benefits of
low cost river transportation.
spencer Crawford reported pro
gress in the matter of organization
of the Boy Scouts on a recognized
basis. An insufficient number of
committeemen named last week was
present to act at the meeting held
Friday evening, and it wa exoect-
ed to hold another meeting in the
John Anglin, newly installed sec
ond vice president, presided. The
club voted to hold its meetine-s
hereafter on Tuesday noons in
stead of Monday as in the past
State Grange Convenes;
Hunter is Main Speaker
Lebanon. Following upon the
throngs that were here in the
Strawberry city, grangers have
taken over the metropolis of east
ern Linn county.
Already over 1200 members of
the Patrons of Husbandry, famil
iarly known as the grange, are dom
iciled in the homes of the citizens,
all of whom have thrown
their doors to aid in caring for the
visitors. Although Lebanon boasts
of but one hotel, accommodations
Monday evening the open air
meeting that has become one of the.
events of every state convention,
took place on the high school
grounds. Community singing was
iea Dy Mr. Maaske of Salem. Ger
trude Skow Sanford of the exten
sion service, O. S. C, had charge of
the recreational program. Later
the audience met at the American
Legion hall for a social gathering.
r reaericK m. Hunter, chan
cellor of higher education, will
make the main address at the pro
gram to be presented by the lec
turer of the state grange, Mrs. Alice
Goff of Roseburg.
Masters of three state granges
are visitors here at Lebanon and
win take part in the discussions
These men are W. W. Deal of Ida-
no, krvin E. King of Washineton
and George Sehlmeyer of Califor
nia, 'lhe latter will Install the
newly elected officers of the Ore
gon btate grange Friday afternoon.
AIR SIGN PLACED.
Representatives from the d
ment of commerce were in the city
last week and placed the name of
the city in large orange letters on
ine root ot the schoolhouse wm
as an air marker. After the name
is a large circle and arrow In.li.
eating the air route to the east.
INVITED TO PICNIC.
Umatilla chapter No. 4. Orronn
Woolgrowers auxiliary, has Invited
all members of Morrow rmmiv
chapter No. 1. to attend a nlrnlr,
sponsored by them at Battle Moun
tain park next Sunday, announces
Mrs. Ralph I. Thompson, president
of the local chapter.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lum-
ley in The Dalles, June 6, Lawrence
Arthur, weighing 7 pounds, 13
ounces. The Lumlevs were located
here two years ago when Mr. Lum-
ley held a teaching position In the
Russell Pratt, former manaorer fni-
Shell Oil company here and now
Held representative for the mnim
vehicle department of the secretary
of state's ottlce. visited with nl.l
time friends while in the city yes
terday on oillclal business.