OREGON HISTORICAL SOCl PUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND. ORE. Volume 52, Number 17. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 2, 1936. Subscription $2.00 a Year Ifeppiet KELLEY SPRING BROUGHT TO CITY Additional 24,000 Gallons a Day Augments Water Supply. NEW PIPE ARRIVES 15 Tons Steel Tubing Here, and Work Starts on Replacing Wood Pipe In Water Supply Line. Water from Kelley spring was turned into the city pipe line Tues day. In developing this additional water source, located about a mile above the city artesian wells at the fork of Willow creek, the locally famous spring was dug out, enclosed with cement and a four-inch pipe line laid to the intake. An addition al 24,000 gallons a day has thus been added to the city's water supply; and the soft, cold water of the spring which for years provided a respite for weary travelers pass ing by has been brought into homes of the city. Tuesday, also, 15 tons of steel pipe arrived for replacing the mile and three-quarters of old wooden pipe in the supply line, and actual work was started on that project with Mr. Connor of the Portland contracting firm of Pierce and Con nor here to supervise it. The pipe replacement is being done under PWA with use of the $7000 bond money voted by the city in Febru ary. Acquisition of Kelley spring to augment the city water supply had been considered by the council for several years, and definite action toward that end was taken three weeks ago when purchase was made from Bruce Kelley, owner, for $300. Water from Willow creek was turned into the supply line Mon day. . The Dalles to Celebrate Ocean Terminal, Fourth Dedication of the nation's newest Interior ocean terminal will be held at The Dalles on July 4 in conjunc tion with a three-day Fourth of July celebration. The new terminal is located at The Dalles on the Columbia river, 200 miles Inland from the Pacific ocean, 90 miles east of Portland and 45 miles east of the Bonneville dam. This new terminal will serve the vast "Inland Empire" territory and the completion of the Bonneville dam, with its sea-locks, will bring ocean steamship service direct to this far Inland port east of the Cascade mountains. The dock is situated at the east end of the 45 mile lake to be formed by the Co lumbia river when Its waters are .impounded by the Bonneville dam and was built at a cost of $260,000. The development consists of two large transit Bheds, each 93 by 460 feet, and the dock has a frontage on the Columbia river of 1100 feet. The Dalles is a city of 8000, in a highly productive farming and fruit district and the natural gateway to the vast producing area known as the "Inland Empire." From this large territory the cargo for the new terminals and ships will orig inate and will consist largely of grain, wool, pine lumber, fresh fruit arfd canned goods. Further port development at The Dalles Includes an oil wharf having a 200-foot face and to cost $15,000. Construction of this unit Is to start in .the next few weeks and will be located at the port petroleum tank farm for use of the petroleum In dustry in the distribution of its products In the Inland Empire. Construction of The Dalles port project is under the direction of Colonel B. C. Allln of Stockton, Cal ifornia, noted engineer and dock operator. Colonel Allln is retained by the Port of The Dalles as en gineer and consultant Pending completion of the Bon neville dam the port will be served by river steamer and barge service. MILK PKICES RAISED. Alfalfa Lawn Dairy announces a raise In milk prices from 7 and 11 cents, pints and quarts respective ly, to 8 and 12 cents, and half a cent raise In cream by pints to 30 cents, In accordance with a state wide price-setting order just re leased by the Oregon Milk Control board. The order discontinues all combination prices heretofore in ef fect. The local dairy milk qualifies as five percent, grade A, calling for the higher price. Four percent milk is quoted at 7 cents pint, 11 cents quart. Heavy cream (30 to 33 percent butterfat content) is set at 19 cents for half pints, 30 cents for pints and 58 cents for quarts These are retail prices. CASES DISMISSED. Cases against Johan Troedson and Thomas Clark, Jr., were dis missed when the men appeared for trial In the court of Recorder Hus ton Tuesday morning, with admis sion of Insufficient evidence. The men were picked up by Marshal Hayes at the time of the Roosevelt celebration here Saturday evening. POMONA TO MEET. Morrow County Pomona grange will meet at Lexington Saturday, July 11. Ray W. Gill, state grange master, will be the main speaker on the program. IONE By MARGARET BLAKE The music pupils of Mrs. Algott Lundell entertained friends and relatives at the Lundell home last Sunday with the following program: "A Rose in My Garden," Mildred Carlson; "The Hunting Song," Mar jorie Peterson; "Song of the Mer maid," Donald Peterson "My Les son Today," Caroline Bergstrom; 'Jo'lly Little Breeze," Clarence Ba ker; "My First Piece," duet, Eunice and Donald Peterson; "Floral Waltz," Gilbert Batty; "April Flow ers," Eunice Peterson; "First Rose of Spring," duet, Mildred Carlson and Mrs. Lundell; "Drifting," Mar jorie Peterson; "Moon Winks," Mary Bethke; "Moonlight and Ro ses," violin solo, Layra Warfleld; "Hallowe'en," Eunice Peterson; "Haste,, Merry Millstream," Donald Peterson; "Captain March," Gil bert Batty; "Beautiful Dreams," vi olin solo, Laura Warfleld; "The Fairy Lake," Mildred Carlson; "Honey Bell Polka," duet, Mary Bethke and Gilbert Batty; "Cabin Dance," Laura Warfleld; "Good Night, Silvery Moon," Marjorie Pe terson; "Black Hawk Waltz," duet, Mary Bethke and Laura Warfleld; "The Old Spinning Wheel," clarinet solo, Clifford Carlson; "Le Secret," Mary Bethke; "Water Nymphs," Laura Warfleld; "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," vocal solo, Helen Lundell; "Hungarian Dance No. 5," Mary Bethke; "Dream of the Shep ardess," Laura Warfleld; "Merry Maiden," Gilbert Batty; "Silver Stars," duet, Mary Bethke and Lau ra Warfleld; "Sweet Bye and Bye," young peoples' orchestra. Members of the Women's Topic club and their families enjoyed a picnic at the French ranch on the Heppner-Spray road last Sunday. A pot luck lunch was spread at noon and later games were enjoyed and many of the party went to Opal butte. About fifty persons were present Hostesses were Mrs. Omar Rietmann, Mrs. Elmer Griffith and Mrs. Laxton McMurray. George Tucker is attending the N. E. A. convention in Portland this week. Miss Maxine McCurdy departed Saturday for Portland. She will spend a ten-day vacation at the beach with friends. Miss Betty Bergevin underwent an operation at a hospital in Baker last Thursday for the removal of her appendix. She is reported to be making rapid recovery and will soon be taken to the home of her aunt in Haines to convalesce. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bauernfeind and family, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Ely and family and Mr. and Mrs. George Kltching and family spent Sunday at the ranch of Lyle Van Dusen at Top. Mrs. J. C. Van Du sen who has been at the ranch with her son returned to Morgan with them and from there returned to her home in California. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Blake and fam ily motored to Kinzua Saturday night, returning home Sunday by way of Spray. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Howk drove over from Condon Sunday to enjoy the Topic club picnic. When they returned to their home Sunday eve ning they were accompanied " by George Griffith who will spend a few days with them. Mrs. Ben Morgan of Sprague, Wash., with Miss Lottie Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Morgan of Medical Lake, Wash., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Elv last week. They went from here to Rock creek and Moro to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Will Stein of Reith visited at the home of their niece. Mrs. Peter Timm, last Thursday. ine lone Women s Missionary society entertained the members of the Lutheran Ladies' Missionary society of Gooseberry at the home of Mrs. J. E. Swanson last Thurs day afternoon. A program of read ings of missionary work bv Mrs. Jennie McMurray, Mrs. J. A. Troed son, Mrs. E. Spegal and Mrs. Har vey Ring was followed by a read ing "Christ of the Andes," by Mrs, Ture Peterson and musical numbers were given by Miss Francis Troed son and Misses Misses Helen and Mildred Lundell. Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting. Forty-three ladies and nineteen children were present. It is hoped to make the exchange vis its oetween the two societies an an nual affair. Mrs. Ida Fletcher was hostess to the Past Noble Grand club at the I. O. O. F. hall ast Friday afternoon, Members of the Rebekah lodge gave a benefit card party in the I. U. (J. F. hall ast Friday eveninz. Pinochle, bridge, Ave hundred and pedro were played. Prizes went to (Contnued on Pag Pour) Charles Notson's Home Burned at Peiping, China A letter from Charles Notson to his parents has Just been received In which he states that the building In which he and his wife were re siding with a number of other mis slonarles in Peiping, China, was burned about three weeks . ago, Some of the missionaries lost all of their personal effects, but Charles and his wife saved a goodly portion of theirs. They were kindly given shelter In a house at the Austrian legation until they can secure a house. The fire broke out about the middle of the night. The water pressure was very low and it was difficult to get the fire under control. About 40 American marines assisted in fight ing the fire. It seemed like a mir acle that the fire was finally ex tinguished without burning all that section of the city. BLAL0CK DOWNED FOR SECOND PLACE Locals Beat River Boys, 8-S, in Last Wheatland League Game; Lose at Pendleton. The last round of play In the Wheatland league schedule took place Sunday with Heppner and Blalock contesting the only game played. The home boys trounced the visitors from the river, 8-3, to take second place, headed only by Fossil. CCC and lone forfeited their games to Fossil and Condon respectively. Rod Thomson led the home boys in hitting by gleaning three of the recorded ten hits, while Bill Mas sey made the longest hit of the day, a three bagger. Ray Massey held the mound throughout for the lo cals, striking out nine batsmen and allowing but five hits on good sup port. West, on the mound for the visitors, was credited with six strikeouts. The Heppner boys journeyed to Pendleton last Thursday evening and lost a one-sided game to the Buckaroos of the Blue Mountain league. Sunday's box score and summary: HEPPNER AB R H O A E B. Massey, r 5 2 2 1 0 0 R. Massey, p 5 0 0 0 12 Thomson, s 4 Rodman, 1 4 Welton, 2 4 Ferguson, 3 4 Gilmap, m- 4 Akers, c 4 Turner-Hoskins, L. 3 Totals 39 8 10 27 19 BLALOCK Bartelmay, 1 Solvester, a . Kirby, m 4 . 3 3 ... 4 4 .. 4 ... 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 10 7 3 west, p Wetherell, c Miller, 1 1 10 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 Woelpen, 3 .. R. Wetherell, 2 3 Cantwell, r 3 Totals 32 3 5 24 20 Three base hits, Bill Massey; dou ble play, Thomson to Welton to Rodman; umpires Miller and Mer rill. Judge and Mrs. Campbell Slate Golden Anniversary- Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cabpbell will pass their fiftieth wedding anniver sary July 13, and in honor of the occasion their children have ar ranged a celebration for Sunday, July 12. Open house will Be held that day for all who wish to come, though Mr. and Mrs. Campbell an nounce that no presents are expect ed or wanted. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell expec' all the children home for the oc casion. One son, Arthur W., who holds a position as chemist In Terre Haute, Ind., expects to come west on the streamlined train to Port land where he will meet Mrs. Campbell and children and drive back to Heppner. His family passed through Heppner a week ago on their way to Portland, having driv en west by car. Also coming from a distance will be a daughter, Mrs. W. G. Crow of Jeffrey, B. C. Roy Campbell of Lexington, and Mrs. Arthur Keene of lone are other children who will be present. CUT BY BARBED WIRE. Earl Wattenburger of Pine City nearly lost his left foot Tuesday when his ankle was almost severed by barbed wire. He was riding on the back end of a truck which went off the road and caused his ankle to be dragged along the wire. He was rushed to Heppner for medical attention and entered Heppner hos pital Tuesday evening. Barring in fection it is reported the foot will be saved. D. C. GURDANE VERY LOW. Word was received by Heppner relatives this morning that-D. C. Gurdane, old-time Heppner resi dent, was very low at a hospital In The Dalles, with slight hope that he would rally. He was taken to the hosptial from his home at Umatilla about the first of June. His son Berl is with him. GETS RESERVOIR CONTRACT. E. L. Bucknum, local contractor, was the successful bidder this week for the construction of a 20,000 gallon capacity concrete reservoir on the Rhea creek farm of Dr. A. D. McMurdo. Bucknum's bid was $130 for the labor, materials to be furnished. WILLOWS GRANGE MEETS. Willows grange met in the hall at Cecil Sunday afternoon, June 28. A membership attendance contest is be'ng held In the grange, the men against the women. The losing side win entertain tne winners witn a program at the end of the contest. NOTSON TO SPEAK. S. E. Noson, district attorney has been named speaker for the 4th of July celebration at Hermiston. He was heralded last week by the Hermiston Herald as one of eastern Oregon's outstanding orators. STORES CLOSE FOURTH Business houses of Heppner will be closed Saturday, , July 4, and shoppers are urged to do their trading Friday for the week end Marvin E. Dixony Educational Advisor of Camp Heppner C. C. C left Heppner Wednesday to attend ,the N. E, A. convention In- Port land. He will return on Monday. Miss Mary Van Humason of Portland is a guest at the Frank a. Parker farm home. FOREST PREPARES 1 BUSY SEASON E.R.A. Accomplishments Cited; Work Continues Thru July or Longer. 400,000 ACRES ADDED Local District Given Large Area on John Day for Protection; Doe Seen Chasing Coyote. By F. F. WEHMEYER, Local Ranger. ERA work on the Heppner dis trict is to continue through July and it is expected that it will be programmed for the balance of the summer. During the past month the Five Mile crew constructed four miles of boundary fence on the Five Mile cattle and horse allotment. This crew is under the supervision of Darl Hudson. The Rock spring crew was de tailed to miscellaneous improve ments. They built six miles of tele phone line between Snowboard and Rancheria lookout stations, cattle guards on the Wall creek road and finished various other needed jobs of maintenance and construction. This crew works under the super vision of Joe Swendig. The timber lands formerly pro tected by the state in the John Day river area have been turned over to the federal government for protec tion. This adds over 400 thousand acres to the protective area of the Heppner district and brings the to tal acreage up to 700 thousand acres. Three men have been added to the list of guards R. P. Parrish of Fossil being assigned as lookout fireman on Rancheria, M. J. Camp bell of Fossil as lookout-fireman on Snowboard, and Max Buschke of Hardman as fireman at Parkers Mill. All timber land between Uki ah and Fossil and north of the John Day river is now within this district The Kinzua Lumber company is pushing their surveys steadily east ward and It is altogether possible that the railroad will be built as far east as Ditch creek within the next decade. They are desirous of get ting in a position to maintain a sustained yield, ivied on a sixty year cycle. If they are able to do this, it would mean a steady pay roll for 400 men at the least The second fire of the season was started the past week by someone's carelessness on Frank Swaggart's land on the John Day river. It burned over six acres before Guard? Wilcox, Bleakman, Frie3 and Cas key could place it under control. This calls to mind the need of our annual warning that between Julv 1 and September 30th, all forest users will be expected to abide by the following state and federal fire laws: 1. No smoking while traveling ex cept on a surfaced highway. 2. Camp fire permits are required. No exceptions on the Heppner dis trict 3. Camp tools are needed by any one who builds a fire. These Include an axe, a shovel and a water con tainer. The axe must weigh at least two pounds, the shovel be at least 36 inches in length and the water container be of at least a gallon capacity in order to comply with the laws. All mill or logging operations arc also warned to comply fully with the state law requirements. Administrative Guard Henry Fries reports a rather unusual in cident. He states that while he was with Guards Caskey and Wil cox enroute to a fire they saw a doe deer chasing a full grown coyote. The chase was evidently one cover ing several miles as both animals were on the verge of exhaustion. They passed directly in front of the the car, both animals clearly show ing the effects of the long run. A mile farther down the road the ani mals came into view and the coyote was losing ground, seeming to be on the verge of collapse. If the men had not been on the way to a fire, they would have watched the chase to its conclu sion. Undoubtedly, a forest tragedy was behind the whole procedure and the strange race was started by the coyote molesting the fawn be longing to the doe. The doe was mad, apparently mad all over, and the coyote was too near exhaustion to pay any attention to anything but his efforts to escape. Neither animal paid the least attention to the men or the car. Mrs. Gladys Turnbull and son of Portland and Mrs. Blanche Jones of Sherwood were in Henoner yesterday in the interest of mem bership work in the American Le gion auxiliary. Mrs. Turnbull is state president of the auxiliary and Mrs. Jones Is state membership chairman. Lieutenant Louis P. Tormoy has been assigned to the local C. C. C. camp. Lt. Tonney was formerly mess and athletic officer of Co. 2905, Camp Briee Creek and Camp Mottet Creek, where he served for nine months. Hi! is a graduate of Oregon State college and a first lieutenant In the field artillery. Lt Toimey's home is in Portland. ROOSEVELT RALLY DRAWS BIG CROWD Sam Van Vactor, Jr., is Orator; Barbecue, Broadcast of Presi dent's Speech Enjoyed. An estimated 400 democrats and supporters of Franklin D. Roose velt for president, assembled in the county park Saturday afternoon to celebrate Roosevelt's renomination. Sam E. Van Vactor, Jr., of The Dalles was orator of the day. Lunch featuring barbecued beef was serv ed at 5 o'clock, following which the assemblage listened to the nomi nee's acceptance speech by cour tesy of loudspeaker provided by Ferguson Motor company. On introduction by W. Vawter Parker, a school mate at U. of O., the native son of Heppner"s former noted attorney and orator, evi denced much of his father's old fire In paying tribute to the high con ception he held of accomplishments of the New Deal. Mr. Van Vactor was eelcted delegate to the demo cratic national convention from this district, but he did not attend. He was represented by W. F. Jackson, registrar for the U. S. Land office at The Dalles. The local celebration was ar ranged by the county central com mittee with Del Ward as chairman of the committee on arrangements, and also presiding officer. The Heppner school band under direc tion of Joe Green played several numbers. Assisting with the lunch were Albert Adkins, Mark Merrill, Wal ter Eubanks, Mrs. Clive Huston, Mrs. Lee Beckner, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brown, Mrs. Charles Becket, Roy Lieuallen, L. E. Dick. Mrs. D. M. Ward and Mrs. Albert Rea as sisted with the serving. Former Heppner Boy Helping on Big Airport "Inside of two years, Portland will have one of the largest and best airports in the United States. Those are the words of Rhea Lu per, former Heppner boy who is chief engineer for the project, es timated cost of which is placed at $3,000,000. The tract on which the airport is being constructed covers 775 acres. These figures, or the figures on cost, are not impressive to the lay mind; neither does the time re quired for construction mean a great deal. One must see the ground and the problems confront ed before the true magnitude of the project can be comprehended. For instance, several large sloughs of the Columbia river cross the tract which must be drained and diverted. Much of the land is In forest which must be removed. Elevation of part of the ground is below the top of the Columbia river into which drainage of the ground must be carried. The tract more than a section must all be levelled off with no more than two feet dif ference in elevation any place be fore the landing field is completed. Two runways crossing the field diagonally will be some 7000 feet long and 250 feet wide, permitting the largest planes to land from any direction. These immense run ways will be of concrete, with the rest of the field, other than that taken up by the airdrome to be planted to grass. The new airport project may be reached by driving north on 57th street and out Colton road, being about three miles off Sandy, one of the main routes east to the Colum bia river highway. In connecon with his work on the project Mr. Luper assisted in developing a new style of mapping isometric projection, a system that has proved valuable in conducting the survey and which has been copied on other large projects. Portland bonded itself for cost of land and materials, while work is being supplied through federal WPA funds. LIBRARY NOT TO OPEN lone library will not be open Saturday, July 4. Books due that day may be returned the following Tuesday without fine. Avoiding Blow Talked at With Friday, July 3, as the final date for filing out work sheets un der the new Agricultural Conserva tion plan, measurement of acreages turned down as green manure crop will begin soon. A round table discussion called by the county agent and attended by the county committee, the direct ing committee of the Lexington Blow Control district, and a few other representative wheat operat ors, was held at the Lexington grange nan Monuay nigni to ms cuss practices permissable under the new program, and the possible effect these practices might have in stabilizing blow soil in the north end of tho county. E. C. Hill of the Soil Conservation service, was present to participate in the dis cussion. The main Interest of the meeting centered around the practice per mitted under the Agricultural Con servation program of plowing down, a green manure crop, tne con census of opinion of tho operators present was that this practice, un less carefully handled, might result In bringing about a rather serious blow condition next spring. LEXINGTON By BEULAH NICHOLS About seventy grange members and friends attended the grange picnic which was held at Ditch creek last Sunday. The usual pic nic dinner was enjoyed at noon and the afternoon's entertainment con sisted of a baseball game, horse shoe pitching and other sports. The Morrow County Pomona grange will meet with Lexington grange on Saturday, July 11, In stead of with Lena grange as was previously announced. The July meeting of Lexington grange will not be held because of the meeting of Morrow County Po mona grange on that date. The Lexington Home Economics club will meet on Thursday, July 9, at the home of Mrs. A. J. Chaffee in Heppner. This will be an all day meeting with pot luck dinner at noon. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Way are the parents of a son born Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Corda Saling in Heppner. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Barnett, Miss Dona Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. James Leach, Mrs. Trina Parker, Mrs. Sarah White, Mrs. Minnie Leach and Miss Opal Leach were in Se attle Saturday for the funeral of Dewey Leach, who passed away Thursday. They returned to Lex ington Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hunt and children left Friday for Yakima where Mr. Hunt will operate a gro cery store in partnership with Leon ard McMillan. Mrs. Nettie Barton, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Net tie M. Davis, has returned to her home in New Mexico. Mrs. Guy Shaw and sons of Her miston were Lexington visitors on Thursday. Mrs. Glenn Gale and son have returned to their home at Portland after spending the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvannus Wright Mr. and Mrs. Karl Miller of Sa lem were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dinges. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Helms who were here last week for the fu neral of James H. Helms, have re turned to their home at Bend. Laurel Beach departed for Port land Friday to attend the meeting of the National Education associa tion being held there this week. From Portland he expects to go on to California where he will study music this summer. He was ac companied by his grandmother, Mrs. Florence Beach, who will visit a sister in California for a month. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hunt and Ar thur Hunt were visiting in Hermis ton Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Harrison and chUdren of Marshfleld arrived in Lexington the first of the week. Mr. Harrison returned home but Mrs. Harrison and children re mained for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Palmer. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hunt, Earl Warner, Harry Dinges and Roy Campbell were business visitors in Blalock Saturday. Edwin Breshears is spending two weeks with friends in Heppner while attending the Catholic Sis ters summer school which i3 being held there. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott were at Lehman springs the first of the week. Among Lexington people who spent Sunday in the mountains were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Alex Hunt and family. CAPITOL SKETCHES SHOWN. A number of reproductions of the architects' drawings of Oregon's proposed new capitol are on dis play on the bulletin board in the lobby of the local branch, First National Bank of Portland, and public invitation to view them is given. The sketches show the build ing as it will appear when complet ed and floor plans of the various floors. The building will be three stories high above the basement up to ,the tower, and provision is made for several rooms in the tower. The sketch of the finished building has been heralded by many critics as depicting one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture ever con ceived. Danger Lexington Meet In line with the purpose of the meeting a few general recommenda tions were made. Such recommen dations, of course, were intended to apply to land In the north end of the county and probably have little application in the heavier soils in the south end. First, do not weed land that has been plowed down for a green ma nure crop. Second, do not re-plow such land next spring unless there is plenty of dry material on the surface. Third, if the ground is compara tively bare next spring, spring toothing would probably be safer than plowing. Fourth, moldboard plowing, with the moldboards left off, is a good way to handle such land next spring. The group recognized that each farm will present its own problem and that no set of general recom mendations can be completely sat isfactory. The group recommend ed that the county committee be liberal in qualiftng land for di version payment when such land is located In the blow areas and when the necessary lk to 15 per cent is left completely Idle. SWIM I IK IREASra HEAT Possibilities Discussed at Lions Meeting; Old Pool Not Likely to be Used. BACK UMATILLA DAM Resolution Favoring Action of In land Empire Waterways Asso ciation Goes to Congressmen. The arrival of warm weather brought out a renewed demand for a swimming tank in Heppner at Tuesday noon Lions luncheon. Va rious and sundry possibilities for bringing the same into being were discussed, and the matter was fin ally left to rest with the club's ex ecutive committee which is expect ed to go further into the matter at a meeting this evening. It was hoped to evolve a plan of proce dure to present before the council Mondey evening. A remonstrance from residents in the vicinity of the old tank has been in the hands of the council since the flood of May 29, 1934, which wrecked the city's former natator- ium. That remonstrance and the further fact that repair of the old tank would be difficult were cited as barring this course. General sense of the club's dis cussion was that the construction of a new tank wa3 the only feasible course, with the probability of drill ing a well and installing a pump to supply the water. Suggestion was made of an offer of assistance by CCC workmen in putitng the old tank in usable condition if this course were deemed advisable. Expressions on every hand indi cated a strong demand for a swim ming tank, and Ray P. Kinne, club president, cited estimates obtained by former Mayor Smead placing the cost at some $2500. Club mem bers deemed the cost not too high to meet if the proper plan of pro cedure could be arrived at Report was made of the Inland Empire Waterways association meeting at Walla Walla recently, and the club resolved in favor of that association's course in urging construction of the Umatilla Rap ids dam as the next major step to be taken in development of the Co lumbia river. The resolution was ordered transmitted to senators and representatives in congress repre- sentoing this district County Grazing Project Recognized in Washington A grazing district of approxi mately 100,000 acres, to be located in northern Morrow, northwestern Gilliam and northwestern Umatilla counties has been proposed by the Eastern Oregon Public Land Use committee of the Oregon State planning board, according to word received here. Assurance of co operation for the project has been received by the committee from F. R. Carpenter, head of the division of grazing of the U. S. department of interior, according to P. M. Brandt, Corvallis, secretary of the committee. If efforts to organize the district are successful, it would come un der the administration of the Tay lor Grazing act organization, and would be eligible for benefits pos sible under this measure. Stock men of this part of the state would benefit greatly from such a district, it is pointed out. The area now includes approxi mately 65,000 acres of government land, 60,000 acres owned by the state and counties, and 65,000 acres owned by the Northern Pacific rail road. Data on the section will be gathered under the direction of the public lands use committee, which is headed by P. W. Biggs of Burns. Based on the findings, recommenda tions will be made to the federal government for final action. ICE MACHINE EXPLODES. Central Market's ice machine ex ploded Monday morning when wa ter wa3 turned ' off in the mains while the machine was still run ning, causing suilicient steam to be generated to blow out a fuse plug. The explosion caused considerable excitement for a time, but the ma chine was running again Tuesday morning, having apparently been loosened up some by the accident, said Ray Oviatt, manager. POPES TO WESTFIR. Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Pope and Miss Joan, who left here the first of last week to attend the state con ference of Methodist churches at Corvallis, will make their future home at Westflr, according to an nouncement emanating from the conference, Mr. Pope having been assigned the pastorate there. R. C. Young was appointed to the pastorate of the local church. THROWN BY HOUSE. John Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robinson of the Camaa prairie district, received severe cuts about the head and was badly bruised about the body when thrown by a horse Tuesday. He reached a doctor's oillce in Heppner in the afternoon and after being given first aid was taken to Heppner hos pital that evening.