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OREGON HISTORICAL SOC
Volume 62, Number 18.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 9, 1936.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Parking of Trucks Banned
in Restricted District
on Main Street.
North Heppner Hill Road Approach
Change Assured; Fire Hazards,
Water Matters Discussed.
Spontaneous applause from three
gleeful youths greeted the council's
decision Monday evening "to pro
vide a suitable site for the con
struction . of a swimming pool."
Their demonstration was but a
preamble to the widespread approv
al given action of the city dads
which Is hoped will lead the way
to realization of good swimming
facilities by the time the next hot
Ray P. Kinne, president of the
Lions club, broached the swimming
tank discussion before the council,
citing estimates on construction,
and possibilities of financng and
location of tank. A definite course
of procedure was not outlined, but
Mr. Kinne expressed pleasure at
the council's favorable action and
promised to take the matter back
to the club In the hope of evolving
a plan on which to proceed further.
In discussing the swimming tank
project, possibility of locating the
tank on the city's property next to
Morrow County Creamery company
was cited. Councilman McNamer
also offered to donate a lot near
the courthouse. Chances were said
to be good for obtaining CCC labor
for excavating. Objection was rais
ed to proceeding with the tank
construction before assurance could
be given of an adequate water
supply, but the general opinion
prevailed that sufficient water
could be found once the tank is
Still battling a water shortage,
the council discussed purchasing
a more adequate pump for install
ation in one of the artesian wells
to care for the emergency.
An ordinance passed with emerg
ency clause to take immediate ef
fect prohibits the parking of trucks
of more than half-ton capacity on
Main street between May and Bal
timore streets. The ordinance is
aimed to exclude any vehicles of
more than standard automobile
length from parking In this dis
trict Maximum fine of $25 and not
more than 40 days in jail is pro
vided in case of violation.
Negotiations for purchase of
right of way to change the approach
of the Heppner hill road into the
north end of town were announced
as nearlng completion, and it was
expected the matter would be In
shape to start actual work in the
near future. The city is buying the
land and deeding it over to the
county, who will build the road on
a direct route past the Wm. Le
Trace and Frank S. Parker farms,
thus eliminating the dangerous
narrow rock grade where the road
now comes into town. The matter
of changing the approach of the
Willow creek road into the south
end of town was reported as in
abeyance awaiting the engineer's
Use of the city property beside
the creamery and part of the street
adjacent was voted the Rodeo as
sociation to be used as a midway
for the carnival company at Rodeo
time, provided the property is In
usable condition at that time. The
possibility was cited that excavat
ing for the swimming tank might
be started before Rodeo time.
Elimination of the old flouring
mill on Court street and the big
wooden barn on upper Main street,
held to be fire hazards, was dis
cussed, with the committee report
ing progress. The barn property is
now In the hands of the county,
and Frank ,S. Parker, commission
er, appeared before the council and
asked what its attitude might be
toward the building If the court
had it boarded up tight and kept
the dead grass clear around It for
a safe distance. He believed the
court might be favorable to having
the building razed If it could real
ize enough from It to cover the
expense. Mayor Jones left the mat
ter in the hands of the committee
for further Investigation.
All members of the council were
present. Routine business Included
payment of current bills and read
ing of the treasurer's quarterly
IN CAR ACCIDENT
Roland Goff, who lived In Hepp
ner as a boy, was one of three men
In an automobile that cracked up
between Nye and Battle mountain
on the Uklah road on the evening
July 4, in which Bill Myrlck, 39, of
Pendleton was killed. Goff received
a broken collar bone and other in
juries and was taken to a hospital
In Pendleton. Ed Bennett of Pen
dleton (not Heppner'g Ed Bennett)
was a third passenger In the car,
and he escaped with minor Injur
ies. Some Heppner people saw the
car, which they said was a com
SI CCC'S ARRIVE.
Thirty-one CCC enrollees arrived
at Camp Heppner Tuesday from
Fort Devens, Mass., where they en.
trained last week.
By MARGARET BLAKE
The L O. O. F. lodge of Morgan
held Installation of officers in their
hall last Thursday evening. Cecil
Thome was installed Noble Grand,
Elvln Miller, vice-grand; Martin
Bauernfeind, secretary, and J. A.
Troedson, treasurer. After the
meeting a supper of ice cream,
cake and coffee was served to mem
bers and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spittle of
Astoria arrived on Friday and spent
the week end with their son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ture
Peterson. On Saturday Mr. and
Mrs. Peterson took their guests to
Pendleton and Walla Walla to show
them the wheat ranches of that part
of the country.
Walter Cochran and F. J. Trum-
ble of Echo were visitors here last
About twenty-five boys and girls
have been attending the daily va
cation Bible school sponsored by
the union Sunday school. On Fri
day evening they will present a pro
gram at the Congregational church
to give the communtiy an oppor
tunity to see the type of work they
have been doing.
Mrs. H. O. Ely has gone to Selah,
Wash., to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Clel Rea are the
parents of a son, born July 1.
Word has been received of the
marriage of Miss Crystal Sparks
and Fred McMurray of Hermiston
on June 29 at Walla Walla. Both
are former residents of lone.
Mrs. Fred Mankin is visiting her
parents at Thornton, Wash.
Charles Dane has returned from
Athena where he has been working
in the pea harvest.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allyn went to
Ukiah Sunday. From there Mr.
Allyn went to Desolation for a fish
ing trip in company with an uncle.
They returned home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan O Hara of Kin-
zua have been visiting at the Rob
ert Smith ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger spent
the Fourth at The Dalles with their
son Alfred and visited relatives at
White Salmon on the following day.
Mrs. Fred Zielke and son are in
Mir. and Mrs. Harvey Ring and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eu
banks, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bren
ner, T. B. Wiles, Mrs. Alice Wiles,
Miss Bertha Akers and Wilbur Ak
ers were among the many from
lone who attended the Fourth of
July celebration at Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark have
gone to the Walter Rietmann ranch
where they will harvest
E. J. Brlstow drove to Nampa,
Idaho, Saturday, returning Sunday
accompanied by his son Edmund
and family who will visit here for a
Miss Grace Cunningham of Cor-
vallis stopped at the home of her
aunt, Mrs. Elmer Griffith, on Fri
day for a short visit enroute to the
home of her mother at Post Falls,
Mr. and Mra Cole Smith spent
the Fourth with relatives at The
Mrs. Harry Yarnell was taken
suddenly ill last Thursday and re
turned to The Dalles where It was
found that she must undergo anoth
er operation of the same nature as
the one performed several weeks
ago. She Is doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. C L. Parker of
Morgan returned Sunday from Cor
vallis accompanied by their chil
dren, Leroy and Barbara who have
been visiting there with their grand
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Griffith and
children went to Condon Sunday to
visit air. and Mrs. J. W. Howk. On
returning .home they were accom
panied by their son, George, who
had spent a week at the Howk
(Contnued on Pg Four)
Wheat Contracts to 80c
In First Market Life
First activity In mnrkptine- the
1936 wheat crop was shown this
week when grain companies entered
into me local market with offers to
contract at as hieh as 80 cents a
bushel. A thousand sacks were con
tracted In Heppner Monday at this
price. Other contracts were rnidt
at from 77 to 80 cents.
Farmers eenerallv hnv not
9hown a strong tendency to con
tract. Indications are that most of
the wheat raisine- territorv in this
county will produce somewhere near
a normal yield, with good ripening
weather Drevailintr the Inst f PW
days'. Harvesting will start general
ly over tne county between the
latn ana August 1.
The fireplace in the new Babb
house on Court street, completed
the end of the week, has attracted
many visitors who have commented
on its attractiveness. The fireplace
chimney, outside the house, is ven
eered with native rock In rustic
finish, and the fireplace Itself Is
faced with red brick and native
rock. Varicolored rocks, some metal
bearing ore, are interspersed at
tractively throughout the brick,
giving a striking effect. Mr. and
Mrs. Babb collected the rocks them
selves. Some of the ore is from
the Greenhorn mine of the late Dan
LEAVE FOR CONVENTION.
Mr. and Mra J. V, Crawford left
today for Log Angeles to attend the
national Elks convention starting
July 12. Mr. Crawford, exalted rul
er of Heppner lodge 358, will attend
the grand lodge sessions as official
delegate from the local lodge.
Early Times Editor
Dies In Washington
A. J. Hicks, pioneer Heppner
editor who acquired the Heppner
Times in 1902, died last Thursday
at his home at Sumas, Wash. He
was 77 years of age. Funeral rites
were held both at Sumas and at
Portland where interment was
made. He Is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. Lila Ingie and Mrs. Hetta
Corria of Portland, and two sons,
J. R. Hicka of Ridgefield, Wash.
and Martin Hicks of Portland.
Mr. Hicks left Heppner in 1911,
when he sold the Times to E. M.
Shutt, who in turn sold to Vawter
Crawford, editor of the Heppner
Gazette, In 1912, and the two papers
were consolidated. He followed
country newspaper editing in the
northwest for half a century, be
ginning his career with the Colton,
Wash., Eagle. Other papers with
which he was associated Included
the Cowlitz County Advocate, the
Beaverton Times and the Spokes
man. He purchased1 the Sumas
News 21 years ago, which he edited
until his retirement two years ago
Four-H Club Boys to
Tour Three Counties
A special 4-H club judging tour
has been arranged for 4-H club
members in eastern Oregon coun
ties for July 13, 14 and 15. This
judging tour will start at the Un
ion experiment station Monday at
9:30 a. m., and the 4-H members
will visit stock ranches in Baker,
Union and Wallowa counties. Ar
rangements have been made with
ranchers ahead of time so that
stock will be available. The boys
will be given traiaing in judging
different kinds of beef and dairy
cattle, sheep and swine.
This year, as In previous years,
the boys wil camp out nights and
do their own cooking. Indications
are that Morrow county will have
about twenty-four or twenty-five
club members making this trip.
It is unfortunate that arrange
ments cannot be made so that both
boys and girls taking livestock club
work can take part In the tour.
However, since the club members
will camp out, it is impractical to
handle a mixed group. The tour,
therefore, will consist only of boys.
If there are any club members
who have not already made ar
rangements for this tour, they
should immediately contact the
county agent's office.
Annual Mountain Climb
Slated By Legion Post
The north and east sides of Mt
Hood will be illuminated in outline
for 30 minutes from 10 p. m. on
Saturday, July 18, and all residents
of eastern Oregon and Washington
within sight of the mountain are
requested to be on the lookout for
this wonderful spectacle.
Illumination of the famous Ore
gon peak will again be a prelude to
the 16th annual Legion Climb to
the north side of Mount Hood, to
be featured on the following day,
Sunday, July 19, and to which all
interested are invited to attend.
Snow conditions this year are per
fect for an easy ascent of this high
peak, and Legion camp will be
ready to take care of several thous
ands of people after noon on the
preceding day. All Intending to
climb must be at Legion camp Sat
urday night and be ready to leave
with the big party by 2:45 a. m.
Reaching the summit before noon,
climbers will return to camp at
about 3 p. m. Sunday.
The Crag Rats, nationally known
alpine guides, will have charge of
tna climb and have a record of
many ascents of Mount Hood with
out accident of any kind.
Those interested may write to
Kent Shoemaker, chairman, Legion
unmb committee, Hood River, Ore.
Democrats Plan Picnic
Emigrant Springs, 19th
July 19 is the tentative date for
a picnic of eastern Oregon demo
crats at Emigrant springs, when
representatives from Baker, Mor
row, Umatilla, Wallowa and Union
counties are expected. All Inter
ested are invited to bring basket
lunches. Coffee and ice cream will
C. C. Carlson, president of Young
Democratic clubs of Oregon, will
be present, also Congressman Wal
ter M. Pierce, and it is probable that
Governor Martin will be there, an
nounces Josephine Mahoney, pub
licity chairman for Morrow county.
HEM RICH- GONT Y
Mr. Edmund Gonty, son of E. N.
Gonty of this city, and Miss Eleanor
Hemrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hemrich of Beaverton
and former residents of Sand Hol
low, stole a march on their many
friends when they were quietly
married July 4 at the home of the
bride's parents. Thev returned to
Heppner last evening and will make
tneir nome nere where Mr. Gonty
assists at the Gonty shoe store.
Mrs. Gonty formerly attended
school here and will be received by
many friends. Mr. Gonty is a grad
uate of Heppner high school, and
has assisted In the manno-empnt
of hi9 father's store for the last
several years. They have the feli
citation of a wide circle of friends.
The Roy Feeley family spent the
Fourth at Grass Valley where they
enjoyed greeting many old-time
friends made when thev resided In
that section several years ago. Mr.
eeley reports that Sherman coun
ty will probably produce the larg
est wheat crop In its history this
year, tne nelds presenting a beau
LAST RITES H E R E
Early Day Marshal, Former Pas
time Operator Passes at The
Dalles; Was Hickman Jailer.
Funeral rites were held in this
city Monday afternoon from I. O
O. F. hall for Douglas C. Gurdane,
pioneer marshal and pastime oper
ator here who had made his home
the last few years at Umatilla. Mr.
Gurdane died at a hospital in The
Dalles, July 4, following a lingering
illness. A large concourse of
friends and relatives attended the
last rites, at which Rev. Ralph V.
Hinkle officiated. Special music
wa9 sung by a quartet F. W. Tur
ner, Joseph Belanger, Blaine E.
Isom, Charles Barlow, with Mrs. J.
O. Turner at the piano. Pallbear
ers, all old-time friends of the de
ceased, were T. J. Humphreys, S.
P. Devin, Ralph Benge, David Mc
Atee, Robert Wightman and S. E.
Notson. Interment was in Masonic
cemetery beside the grave of Mrs.
Gurdane, a victim of the Heppner
flood of 1903.
Mr. Gurdane was a native of Mis
souri, and was aged 75 years at
death. He first came west as a
young man 21 years of age. In No
vember, 1886, he took as his bride
Miss Loella French of this city,
sister of Mra L. W. Briggs, and to
this union was born one son, Berl.
The family home was made in and
near Heppner for several years, and
was removed for about two years to
California. Returning to Heppner
before the flood of June 14, 1903,
the home was reestablished here,
and Mrs. Gurdane lost her life in
that catastrophe, while the home
was also washed away. Mr. Gur
dane was serving as city marshal
at the time of the flood, which po
sition he held for several years.
He later entered the pastime busi
ness with O. P. Hendrickson, for
merly county assessor, in the old
Masonic building located where the
present Masonic building stands.
He later purchased Mr. Hendrick-
son's interest and taking his son,
Berl, into partnership moved the
business into the location now oc
cupied by Safeway stores. Leaving
here several years ago, he and son
ran a pastime business in Bend for
a time, then moved to Pendleton
where Mr. Gurdane held the posi
tion of night policeman for several
years. His half-brother, Tom Gur
dane, then chief of police at Pen
dleton, assisted with the capture of
Hickman, the notcjous baby-killer.
and while Hickman was incarcer
ated at Pendleton, "Doug" Gurdane
was his jailer. Retiring from the
Pendleton police force, Mr. Gurdant
made his home at Umatilla where
he had resided with his son, in the
garage business there, for the last
Besides the son, half-brother and
sister-in-law mentioned, he is sur
vived by one sister, Mrs. Nettie
Huggins of Santa Barbara, Calif.
CCC Featured at NEA
Convention in Portland
The CCC took an active nart In
the National Education association
convention in Portland June 28 tn
July 3. There were 15,000 teachers
irom au tne states in the United
States attendins this convention.
The last two davs were entirelv rip-
voted to CCC activities. Many prom
inent speakers from CCC education
al department, soil conservation
department and forestrv d ennrt-
ment gave their conceptions of the
outstanding activities being carried
on by the CCC that benefit not only
the youths of America but our na
tion as a whole.
The CCC arranged an Interesting
educational exhibition of arts and
crafts that are carried nn in tv,o
different CCC camps throughout
tne united States. The exhibit was
well arranged and showed a re
markable manifestation of the ac
complishments of enrollees Is this
field of education.
Companv 2113 of Hennn pr rnn.
trlbuted a display of many pictures
HKetcneo oy tne camp artist, W. R.
Irbin, showing work projects being
carried on bv the local
sketches were highly praised by
visitors or tne xh:a, reports Mar
vin R, Dixon, local camp educa
tional adviser, who attended the
Frances Rugg Leads
Rodeo Queen Race
Her home dance at Rhea creek
last week put Miss Frances Rugg
in the lead among the four con
testants for queen of the 1936 Ro
deo, the evening's balloting giving
her the edge over Miss Genevieve
Hanna of Lena who led from the
Standings as the contest nears
the fourth dance, sponsored by
Lena next Saturday night, are Miss
Rugg 10,400; Miss Hanna, 8,900;
Miss Betty Doherty, Lexington,
8,500; Miss Harriet Heliker, Wil
lows, 4,300. The dances continue
each Saturday night from now un
til Rodeo time, votes being given
with each dance ticket.
IONE REBEKAHS TO MEET.
A special meeting of Bunchgrass
Rebekah lodge of lone will be held
this evening. At this time Miss
Eva Swanson will become a mem
ber of the lodge by Initiation.
Among lone Rebekahs and Odd
fellows attending Installation of of
ficers of Sapphire lodge at Morgan
On Jlllv 2 wprfl Mr. nnrl Mrs .T W
Kwnnwnn "MV nlH Mr. T na Unnrnll
' and Miss Margaret Ely.
Three Local Boys
Enrolled at Vancouver
Vancouver Barracks, Wash., July
7. Three youths from Heppner are
among the nearly 50 boys from all
over Oregon and part of Washing
ton attending the annual Citizens'
Military Training camp which op
ened here Monday. They are Don
ald E. Turner, Everett L Crump
and Steven S. Wehmeyer. Weh
meyer is a second-year student; the
others are beginners.
They will have four weeks of out
door study, work and recreation
without charge, under officers spec
ially picked for the job. They will
follow a strenuous schedule of
morning study and drill upon mil
itary subjects, counterbalanced in
late afternoon by a wide variety of
competitive sports. Older students
will develop leadership as cadet of
ficers, and all of the trainees will
fire army weapons on a trip to the
army target range.
Living outdoors, the boys enjoy an
abundant table and followi a pro
gram stressing both character and
physical development. Major Les
ter E. MacGregor, executive officer,
and First Lieutenant Joseph B.
Crawford, adjutant are in charge.
Browning Carnival Co.
Coming With 5 Rides
Browning Bros. Amusement com
pany, which played the Rodeo here
last year, was signed this week to
of three rides. Permission of the
return this year with five instead
city was granted Monday night to
establish the midway on the city
property next to the Morrow Coun
ty Creamery company plant, in the
same location as last year, provid
ed the space is available at that
In addition to the five rides, the
amusement company will bring
three shows and 20 concessions.
They were also granted the exclus
ive vending concession at the Ro
deo grounda In announcing the
return of the Browning company.
Earl W. Gordon and E. R. Schaf
fer, the concessions committee,
praised the high type of carnival
business conducted by them.
State Master to Speak
At Pomona Saturday
Ray W. Gill, state master, will
be the principal speaker at Mor
row County Pomona grange meet
ing at Lexington Saturdav evenine.
Mr. Gill will speak at the afternoon
program beginning at 1:30 to which
tne public is invited.
Pomona ritualistic work will he
held in the forenoon. On the af
ternoon program, also, is an address
by Edward Notson. sunerintenripnt
of Almira, Wash., schools, on the
Grand Coulee project. Other In
teresting numbers will be riven bv
various subordinate granges.
VOTE BOND REISSUE
Bondholders on the building of
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
meeting at the Elks club Tuesday
afternoon, voted a refunding issue
at half the present face value and
reduced interest rate from 6 to 4
percent. The new bonds will be is
sued as of July 1, 1936. The bonds
are issued as second mortgage se
curity, and are callable at any time,
by lot. David A. Wilson was reelect
ed trustee for the bondholders. The
bond holders' action greatly
strengthened the building's finan
cial structure, making possible
amortization of the indebtedness
on a sound basis, and should give
par marketability to the new bonds.
The old bonds were selling at 50
cents on the dollar before the reis
sue. Action of the bondholders can
cels the old issue, for which the new
bonds will be exchanged on relin
quishment to the bond trustees. A
few months' time will be required
for preparation of the new issue.
GOLDEN CELEBRATION SET.
The home of Judge and Mrs. W.
T. Campbell will be the scene of
observance of their golden wedding
anniversary, Sunday. A family re
union with all members of the Im
mediate family present, will be a
feature of the day. They have ex
tended an invitation to all their
friends to call. The housewarming
will be informal and they desire
that no presents be given.
FIFTEEN COYOTES KILLED?"
U. S. Biological survey hunters
in June, 12 adults and 3 pups. Bur
in Jun, 12 adults and 3 pups. Bur
ton Barnes killed three adults and
three pups, Adam Knoblock killed
4 adults, and Alva Stone 3 adults.
FAST LECTURER HONORED.
Mrs. Maiy Lundell, past lecturer
of Willows grange, was honored by
presentation of a quilt made by la
dies of the grange, at a recent meet
ing of the grange.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Camp
bell and two children arrived in
Heppner yesterday from Portland
and will visit here until after Sun
day to be in attendance at the ob
servance of the golden wedding an
niversary of his parents, Judge and
Mrs. W. T. Campbell. They make
their home at Terre Haute, Ind.,
where Mr. Campbll holds the posi
tion of chemist with a large manu
facturing concern. Mr. Campbell
came west by streamlined train and
met his family who had preceded
him by car, at Portland.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Clark and
daughter, Mrs. Gordon Ridings, left
for Eugene Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.
Clark for a visit at the home of
their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mis, Frank Riggs, and Mrs.
Ridings to join her husband In that
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Ray W. Gill, master of the Ore
gon State grange, will be the prin
cipal speaker at the afternoon ses
sion of Morrow County Pomona
grange to be held at the Lexington
grange hall Saturday. The pro
gram will include numbers from
each grange in the county and Is
open to the public. The officers of
Lexington grange wil put on the
work in the fifth degree during the
Lexington was quite deserted
Saturday, most of the population
going to various places of interest
to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Among those who attended the cel
ebration at Hermiston were Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey Bauman and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rauch and
family, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock and
daughter Carta, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Berry and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Johnson and son Duane, Myr
tle Green, Gladys Graves, Edith
Tucker, Ellen Nelson, Norman Nel
son, Arnold Sprauer, Vernon Brown,
Woodrow Tucker and Milby Sloan.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall
and family spent the week end with
relatives at Condon and Spray.
Mr. and Mra Orris Padberg and
family visited relatives In Walla
Walla over the Fourth.
Mr. and Mra Adolph Majeske and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan
and daughters and Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Smith spent the Fourth pic
nicking in the mountaina
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hunt and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Otto
Ruhl and son motored to Ukiah
Mr. and Mra Charles Breshears
and daughters were dinner guests
at the Hynd Brothers ranch Satur
Lyle Allyn spent the week end
with relatives in Arlington.
Mra Harvey Bauman drove to
Hood River Tuesday after Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Cool who had an acci
dent with their car near that city.
Milby Sloan of North Powder wa3
a week-end guest at the home of
Mr. and Mra W. B. Tucker.
Mrs. Lee Sprinkel of Heppner
spent Thursday with her daughter,
Mra" Vernon Scott
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Lasich, Jr.,
and Mrs. Blanche Jones of Port
land are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Dinges this week.
Ruth Cowins of Heppner spent
the week end in Lexington with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Mra Roy Campbell and son Rog
er are visiting relatives in Port
land. Miss Susie Patchell of Caromona,
Canada, is spending the summer in
Lexington with her grandmother,
Mra Sarah Booher.
Mrs. Minnie Leach and daughter
Opal are visiting relatives in Cali
fornia. Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Hendricks
and daughter Betty Jo and Mrs.
Rose Forbes of Astoria and Mis3
Doris Burchell of Corvallis are
spending the week with Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Johnson.
Don Pointer of Monmouth spent
the week end with relatives and
friends in this community.
A new cement sidewalk was built
on the school grounds last week.
The dance which was given at
the grange hall Saturday night for
the benefit of the 4-H clubs was
quite well attended.
Lincoln Yokum is visiting his
mother, Mrs. J. H. Helma
Mr. and Mra Elmer Palmer and
son of Hardman were in Lexing
Mr. and Mra Hugh Berry and
family who were residents of this
community several years ago ar
rived In town last week and are
living In the Tom Barnett house.
Mr. and Mra Lawrence Slocum
and daughter are spending the
week at Lehman springa
Miss Lula Matlock of The Dalles
is visiting her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sylvannus Wright
Guy Shaw of Hermiston was a
business visitor in this city Tues
day. Bill Van Winkle has gone to Ru
fus where he has employment in a
Mr. end Mra Glover Peck and
family and Arthur Rowell have
gone to Hood River to visit relatives
ior a few daya
Bob Ingverson of the Interna
tional Harvester company was a
business visitor in Lexington Tues
day. Mr. and Mra Lester White of
Portland spent the week end at thp
home of Mr. and Mrs, George White.
An au-aay meeting of the Past
Noble Grands' club was held Wed
nesday at the home of Mra Harvey
Bauman. The day was spent quilt
ing and a chicken dinner was serv
ed at noon. The guests included
Mrs. M. C. Smith, Mrs. Jeff Jones,
Mrs. Frank Parker, Mra R. C.
Phelps, Mrs. Earl Eskelson, Mrs.
Sadie Sigsbee, Mra Olive Frye,
Mra Flora Dimmlck, Mrs. S. P.
Devin, Mrs. Emmctt Ayers and
A. J. Chaffee.
Heniy Rauch injured his back
while lifting some wheat sacks on
Wednesday. Orville Cutsforth took
him to Heppner to a doctor.
George Pointer of Salem was in
Notices of resignation were re
ceived this week from Miss Shir
ley Smith and Homer Oft from
teaching positions in the local
schools to which they were recently
elected. Miss Smith was elected to
the commercial department and
Mr. Oft as Smith-Hughes instruct
or. Miss Smith has taken a position
with a bank in Hillsboro. and Mr
Oft has accepted a government
Notson Pleas for Support
Of Waterways Associa
tion Before Lions
MUST RENEW FIGHT
Dam on Upper River Only Way
To Reach Potential Tonnage;
Swimming Tank Talked.
A renewed plea for support of
the Inland Empire Waterways as
sociation in its fight to obtain re
cognition for proposed Umatilla
Rapids dam as the next step in
development of the Columbia river
was issued by S. E. Notson, veteran
river transportation advocate, be
fore the Tuesday Lions meeting.
Sidetracked far into future gen
erations by the reaffirmed policy
of the board of army engineers to
build from the mouth of the river
up Umatilla Rapids dam must be
built before any real transportation
benefit can be realized, Notson as
serted. Ninty-five percent of the
potential tonnage for freight down "
the river lies above Celilo canal,
and 90 percent lies east of Umatilla
rapids, he cited. Very little more
development of the channel between
Celilo and Umatilla rapids will
make that stretch navigable for
barges, the only economical type of
river transportation for heavy
freight Bonneville dam will make
the river navigable between that
point and Celilo canal.
Bonneville and Grand Coulee wUl
provide power for generations to
come. Dams at Celilo and John
Day, those proposed ahead of Uma
tilla rapids, are not needed for
power, and they would add little
toward increasing transportation
on the river, because they do not
reach the potential tonnage.
All these points were included in
Notson's plea for support of the
waterways association, the only or
ganization available for unified ex
pression of inland empire people on
river development Faced with a
shortage of funds when redoubled
efforts are necessary, the associa
tion is in a critical situation. Mr.
Notson and other pioneers in its
organization are not willing to let
it die but they cannot carry the
burden alone. A letter was read
from H. G. West, secretary, asking
$100 from Morrow county to help
in the emergency.
Part of the association's Immed
iate program includes the showing
of a talking moving picture through
out the inland empire, depicting
the history of river transportation
and the important part it plays to
day in moving freight in various
parts of the country.
Ray P. Kinne, president, cited
the action by the council Monday
evening in providing a site for a
swimming tank. The swimming
tank proposal was talked further
at a meeting of the club's executive
committee Tuesday evening, when
Mr. Kinne appointed Joseph Belan
ger and C. J. D. Bauman on a
committee to investigate sites, in
viting H. A. Tamblyn, county en
gineer, to assist Their report is
expected next Tuesday.
Guests included Edward Notson
of Almira, Wash., Tom Clark, Jr.,
and O. G. Crawford.
Kinne Home Damaged
By Fire In Basement
Fire of unknown origin but
thoueht Dossiblv due. tn riofooHun
wiring caused the HeDnner fire ri.
partment to pay two visits to the
Ray V. Kinne home before noon
The first alarm was sounded
about 10:00 o'clock and the depart
ment responded promptly. Mrs.
Kinne discovered smoke emitting
from the basement and when the
department arrived on the scene it
was found that a Dile of mginm
had become ignited. The fire was
cnecKea in short order and the
.fire fighting equipment was re
turned to the city building. Shortly
before noon there was another call
tor the firemen and It was found
that the fire had eaten Intn. wnnH-
work or building paper along the
walls and it was with some diffi
culty that the trouble was located.
Considerable damage was Inflict
ed through the use of water and the
efforts necessarv to lncaf th
The residence is nwno hv ev u
- j . uun
LEGION OFFICERS ELECTED
Heppner post. American T.Pirinn
elected officers at its meeting
iuonuay evening as rollows: Alva
Jones, commander; Clarence Bid
die, vice-commander; Paul Gem
mell, adjutant and finance officer;
Earl Gilliam, chaplain; C. J. D.
Bauman, executive committeeman;
Alva Jones, Spencer Crawford,
to district convention; C. A. Ma
comber, retiring commander, and
P. M. Gemmell, alternate delegates
TO ATTEND CONVENTION.
Mra Chris Brown expected to
leave this week for Cleveland, Ohio,
to attend the national Townsend
convention as delegate from tho
Heppner, lone and Boardman clubn.
The convention will be July 15-19