OREGON .M...et .oe.t PUBLIC A'J3l'- PORTLAND. 0- Volume 52, Number 20. HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, July 23, 1936. Subscription $2.00 a Year E QUEEN GETTING TROPICA Harriet Heliker Steps Into Second Place After Willows Dance. LEXINGTON IS NEXT Miss Doherty Expected to Change Order of Standings After This Week's Dance. Miss Harriet Heliker, candidate of Willows grange for the honor of queen of Heppner's 1936 Rodeo, stepped into second place last Sat urday night following the queen's dance at lone. Up to that time, Miss Heliker had been at the bot tom of the heap, but it's a different story now. The standings of the candidates this week show Miss Genevieve Hanna of Lena' still leading the race with a total of 19,500 votes; Harriet Heliker, 15,900; Frances Rugg, 14,700, and Betty Doherty, 13,300. ' These figures indicate that there will be a hot scrap along toward the closing hours of the campaign. It is expected that Misa Doherty may slip into the lead after this week's dance, although Miss Hanna showed a substantial gain at the lone dance, advancing her count from 16.900 to 19,500. At the present stage, it is anybody's election and one guess is as good as another. This week's dance will be held at the Leach hall in Lexington, in stead of the grange hall as pre viously advertised. The Pendleton Indian orchestra has been retained to furnish the music. Plans for this year's Rodeo are going ahead, according to Henry Aiken, president of the association. New stock has been purchased and other features are being worked out to make this year's show one of the best in the history of the Hepp ner western classic. An opportunity will be given the Rodeo management to do some ef fective advertising August 14 and 15 at Walla Walla. The Pendelton Round-Up association has been ex tended the courtesy of staging the wild west parade at the Whitman centennial. George Strand, direct or of parades for the Round-Up, was in Heppner Monday and ex tended an invitation to the Rodeo association to .participate in the parade. He suggested that riders and mounts from Heppner join the Round-Up forces and ride in this great spectacle which will be viewed by no less than 50,000 spectators each day. President Aiken has as sured Mr. Strand that a delegation will be on hand from Heppner, the number to be determined at a later date. Some of the prospective par ticipants are apt to be busy with harvesting operations at the time and It will be difficult to get away for two or three days. Aiken plans to carry plenty of advertising material along and give the centennial visitors an invitation (Continued on Pass Four) Red Cross Official to Visit Local Chapter Next Week A communication from the Amer ican Red Cross, Pacific branch at San Francisco, bears the informa tion that Ralph E. Carlson, First Aid and Life Saving representative of the organization, will be in Heppner July 31 and August 1. Mr. Carlson's visit at this time is in the Interest of the first aid and life saving program of the Morrow county chapter. Heppner Inventor Got Idea About Tiventy-five Years Late Heppner might have been known as the home of a clever inventor If Mike Roberts had gotten an Idea some 25 years earlier. A good many people living here now will recall that around the turn of the century there was a good bit of talk about a "motion" fan which was a product of the fertile brain of Mr. Roberts. Unfortunately, the fan never reached the volume pro duction stage and after a few sea sons both it and the story of Its origin were, forgotten. With so much talk going around about air-conditioned houses, trains and the like, we were reminded of the time Frank (Mike) Roberts In vented a fan for the purpose of cooling the atmosphere in passen ger cars. Just how long Mike had had the idea he did not state. An opportunity to "spring" it came one time when he was aboard a pas senger train between Portland and Heppner. It was one of those hot, dry days with which rail travellers of the era were so familiar. Con ductor Allison, known to many branch passengers, was on duty and Mike commented upon the un comfortable situation in the car, stating "Why doesn't the company do something about it?" "What Is there to do?" queried Allison. "That's simple," Mike replied. "They can install a fan that will run while the train Is in motion.' It would be inexpensive to make and cost nothing to run." The idea was relayed to J. P. O' Brien and he asked Mike what the Some Current Events Cause Us to Wonder SOME things have been hap pening the past few days that have caused us to pause and won der. F'rinstance; On his return from Portland Monday night Sam Notson lost his hat that is, he forgot his sky piece. When he and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gault ar rived at Arlington after a devas tating ride through the heat from The Dalles they decided to stop and partake of "the pause that refreshes" or a similar potation. Sam declares it was a soft drink and is seconded by Gault There was some mention of a pretty girl behind the fountain. Anyway, when the trio arriyed at Hepp ner Junction, Sam discovered that he was minus his hat and J. L. accommodatingly turned around and drove back to Arlington where the fedora was recovered. When Sam arrived home he was wearing a big sunflower, em blem of the G. O. P. He dis played the emblem with pride and so far as is known it was the only one in Heppner. Wednesday morning Sam was standing on the street trying to convince some New Dealer of the error of his ways when a car bearing a Kan sas license drove up. A good looking woman spied that sun flower on Sam's lapel. And now the sunflower is missing. We are beginning to wonder just what the old republican wheelhorse's weakness is. Oregon Farm Prices in Rapid Advance Lately The sharpest advance in the gen eral Oregon farm price index for a long time was registered from mid May to mid-June, with further in crease indicated at mid-July. This is one of the outstanding facts shown in the most recent report on the agricultural situation by the OSC extension service. The increase in the index was from 68 percent of the 1926-1930 average up to 73, or a 7 percent gain in one month. Two principal reasons account for the rapid advance in prices for a good many farm products and foods according to the report. These are serious drouth damage to crops east of the Rockies and stronger indus trial activity and demand conditions in this country and in most foreign countries. In respect to demand, the report says that business activity was at a higher level In June than at any time for several years, bringing the average of industrial activity for the first half of 1936 to 12 percent above the first half of 1935. The principal drouth belt extends from the northern Great Plains in a southeasterly direction to the south Atlantic coast. The final out come depends now very much on how corn and other late maturing crops come out With good rains not too long delayed yields of such crops might still be fairly good, but gross production of farm products this year is already certain to fall materially below early season pros pects. The circular, which is available from county agricultural agents, goes into considerable detail in re spect to the various commodities, giving data on production, prices and other information of value to farmers in planning their produc tion and marketing program. A new feature in the report just issued is a table showing the usual seasonal trend of farm prices in Oregon for several of the most important proj ducts marketed from this state. CARD OF THANKS. We take this means of thanking our many friends for the lovely gifts presented us on the occasion of our Golden Wedding anniver sary. To each and every contrib utor we say "Thank you" from the bottom of our hearts. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Campbell. principal of the fan was. In reply Mike took a copy of a newspaper and folded It In the shape of a wind mill. Raising a car window he placed the paper in position to catch the wind. This wind arm was shaped In a manner to propel a ro tary fan inside the car which served to clear the atmosphere of dust and to cool the air at the same time. It was a clever Idea and received a lot of comment from railroad men. However, Mr. O'Brien discouraged any idea Mike hay have had relative to manufacturing the fan and try ing to sell it to the railroads. At about this period of railroad devel opment, the several lines were be ginning to put electric lights in the passenger cars. With dynamos built right on the locomotives there was no reason why fans energized by electricity could not also be in stalled in the cars. Thus was an otherwise great invention checked In the period of incubation. "Why couldn't the idea be carried out on the modern bus and sedan?" we asked. "For the same reason that my fan was not adopted by the railroads, replied Mike. "They could attach fans to the batteries of cars, and I guess that's what they are doing if thoy have fans in the cars and busses. "You see, I was Just about 25 years late In offering my suggestion and the Roberts "motion" or "mo mentum" fan Is stll just an idea," Mr, Roberts stated In closing the interview. Some Things of Interest Seen on Los Angeles Trip (By The Editor) Here we are, back from Los An gelesdestined, so "Jerry" Aiken says, to be the world's largest city. The largest and most successful national Elks convention was held there last week. That was the main object of our trip. A bit ironical was the news of Heppner's earthquake temblor, re ceived while we were in Los An geles, itself a noted quake spot, while in our lifetime in Heppner no such experience was before known. L. A. felt no temblor during our visit, however the weather was unusual this time unusually hot. We visited Jared "Jerry" Aiken, better known to old-time Heppner friends as 'Spec," in his office on the 11th floor of the Bank of Amer ica building. He is manager of the Los Angeles office of Rathbone, King & Seeley, Insurance brokers and agents for Lloyd's of London. Jerry's company wrote the insur ance covering all phases of the big Elks conclave, no little task as un derwriting goes. As we looked out the office win dow at the beehive of activity 11 stories below, Jerry spoke of the earthquake two years before. It happened shortly before he arrived at L. A., but the office force ahead of him told of the experience. The walls appeared to fall against them, and it looked as if the Bank of America building and. another tall building across the street were go ing to crack heads. Those in the office stumbled along the walls, grabbing at them for support as they made their way to the door and down the hall to the elevators, each instant expecting it would be their last. The buildings in that section held, but Jerry said uncer Hayes Starts Work on New, Service Station Work was started Tuesday morn ing on a new building at the corner of May and Chase streets which when completed will be used as a service station by Glenn Hayes. The new building will be 22 x 34 feet and will occupy part of the old Star lodging house site. It will be of frame construction with concrete floor, and will be finished in stucco and plaster. Mr. Hayes was busy Tuesday morning laying out the ground and assembling materials. He plans to do most of the construction work himself and will have the plant ready to open In about six weeks. There will be two rooms, one for greasing operations and one for an office. The .gasoline pumps will be covered by an awning and will be easily available to motorists. Jobless Seek Work in Morrow County Fields Eastern Oregon's grain crop is attracting quite an army of labor ers this summer, if the number of men seeking work in Morrow coun ty is a fair barometer. During the past week the county agent's office has been beseiged by men seeking employment in th grain fields and an effort is being made to locate as many of them as possible. It is thought that the drouth areas of the middle west are re sponsible for some of the job ap plicants, while Governor Martin's edict relative to employables on re lief doubtless is a contributing fac tor. With harvest in full blast It Is timely for both employer and un employed to meet on common ground at this time, SHOWER FOR MRS. MASSEY. Mrs. Clarence Wise and Miss Lora Gilman were hostesses for a bridal shower honoring Mrs. Al Massey, Saturday afternoon, at the Massey home. The house was tastefully decorated with petunias, cosmos and snapdragons. Mrs. Massey was the recipient of many gifts, A pleas ant afternoon was spent, at the close of which the hostesses served refreshments to the guests, the list including Mesdames Ivan Applegate, Glen Sherer, William Massey, Chas. Massey, George Nelson, Nettie Flower, Iris Slavens, Levi Morgan, Kenneth Akers, Al Sherman, Harold Gentry, Lillian Lowman, and the Misses Anabel Turner, Ellen Mor gan and Olive Nelson. Mrs. Massey also received a gift from Mrs. H. O. Tenncy, who was unable to at tend the party. CITY TO TRY NEW PUMP. The water committee of the city council met with M. L. White, rep resentative of the Howard-Cooper corporation of Portland, last night and decided to install a pump rec ommended by Mr. White at the city well on upper Willow creek. The pump put out by the Portland con cern Is guaranteed to produce 250 gallons of water per minute. On a 20-foot lift It will produce 15,000 gallons per hour and on a 10-foot lift it will produce 21,000 gallons per hour. GRANGE MEETS SUNDAY. Willows grange will hold a busi ness meeting Sunday, July 26, at which time Mrs. Marie Ledbetter, chairman of the agricultural com mittee, will present a program of talks, 4-H club reports, songs and readings. Willows grange mem bers are now having an attendance end membership contest between the ladles and men of the grange. Sell your surplus stock through Gazette Times Want Ads. tainty of the quake's recurrence plays a large part in the insurance game, as all types of business must have coverage against this risk the same as against Are and water. And the premiums come pretty high. Jerry was one of the most in teresting "things" we found in L. A., probably very naturally so, as we were kids together; and as he is still widely remembered here we know there are many others equal ly interested. When we, Mrs. Crawford and I, .first called at the Aiken home, Jerry was absent on a yachting trip with friends to Santa Catalina. We were greeted by Marie, that is Mrs. Aik en, nee Marie Currin of this city. The perfect hostess, Marie served hors d' ouvres, and our party went out to dinner, returning to greet Jerry shortly as he returned from the yacht, red as a lobster from sunburn. The sunburn treated him pretty rough for., couple of days, but that is all a part of life in the sunny southland. Los Angeles takes an event like the big Elks convention in its stride. An extra large wave wash es the surface for a moment, it is true, for the Elks celebration is one of the largest meetings in the coun try. Convention visitors numbered 50,000, it was said, while official delegates totaled some 26,000. How ever, the increased activity in town hardly compares with a Rodeo day in Heppner. i The southern California metrop olis has everything so well organ ized for holding conventions, and eo many conventions are held there, it is almost 'a matter of routine. Convention-holding in L. A. is a iContnued on Page Four) Klamath County Men Named State Chairmen Democratic and republican voters of Oregon will look to Klamath county for leadership in the com ing election. The democratic state central committee in session in Portland Saturday elected Claude C. McColloch of Klamath Falls as chairman, and the republican com mitteemen Monday elected Arthur Priaulx of Chlloquin to succeed himself as state chairman. McColloch showed surprising strength when the balloting got un der way and was not long in col lecting enough votes to win the coveted post Priaulx showed somewhat the same strength in the republican meeting, garnering 19 votes. McColloch is a prominent attor ney of the southern Oregon metrop olis and was a candidate for the of fice of national committeeman in the recent primary election. He represents the more conservative element of the democratic party. Priaulx is publisher of the Chllo quin Review at Chiloquin. He made a bid for prominence in republican ranks in 1934 and while a young man and somewhat inexperienced in political machinations, he displayed symptoms of leadership which placed him in the forefront of party regulars. He was made state chair man in 1934 and conducted the cam paign against odds that might have stumped an older and more exper ienced politician. Local Red Cross Chapter Elects New Set Officers Morrow county chapter of the American Red Cross society met in the city library Wednesday eve ning and elected new officers for the ensuing year. The meeting was conducted by Josephine Ma- honey, retiring chairman, and the following people will direct the af fairs of the chapter for the next twelve months: Alberta Parker, chairman; Mary Patterson, treas urer; Dona Barnett, secretary. J. O. Turner was appointed to audit the books of the retiring treasurer, Miss Leta Humphreys. C. J. D. Bauman. wil have charge of the chapter's float in the Rodeo parade. A report on highway first aid sta tlons supervised by the chapter re vealed some improvement in con duct of the lone and Hardman sta tions. NOT SO HOT HERE. It has been warm in this vicinity this week but not insufferably so according to the thermometer re cordings made by Len L. Gilliam While Pendleton recorded a tem perature of 103 on Sunday, the best Heppner could register was 95 Monday and Tuesday were warmer with readings of 97 each day, and Wednesday the mercury dropped down to 93. An overcast sky and mild breezes combined to hold the mercury at a lower and more com fortable stage this morning with the general feeling among weather minded folk that the warm spell Is over for the time being, at least. BOARD ELECTS TEACHERS. In a meeting of the school board of district No. 1, Monday evening. Randal Grimes was elected to direct the new Smith-Hughes department and Miss Kathryn Mitchell was tendered a contract to teach the commercial department of Heppner high, school for the ensuing year. These teachers were hired to take the positions left vacant through the resignation of Homer Oft and Miss Shirlee Smith. Both of the new teachers are taking summer work at Oregon State college. TEN 4-H BOYS TAKE 3-DAY JUDGING TRIP 15-Car Caravan Carries Hundred Clubbers to Union and Wallowa Counties; Sleep in Hay Loft Bright and early Monday morn ing, July 13, ten 4-H club boys met in Heppner ready to start on the 400-mile 4-H judging tour through Wallowa and Union counties. Clar ence Biddle, Lexington 4-H Calf club leader, accompanied the boys and drove the truck. The boys making the trip were Irvin Rauch, Billy Biddle, Mancel and Marion Krebs, Rufus Hill, Dick Williams, Malcolm O'Brien, Larry Stevens and Jimmy Cool. The Morrow county group joined the groups from other counties at Union, and from there on 15 cars were in the judging caravan. Doc Allen, assistant state club leader, also joined the group at Union. Monday the experiment station at Union was visited. Here the ex perimental plots were ready for harvest The trip had been plan ned for this time so the boys could see these plots at harvest time. The experimental work was explained by an expert from the state college. Monday night the 100 boys and their attendants slept in a large hay loft at the experiment station, where their beds were made down side by side on the hay. Fun among the boys continued far into the night until someone called for quiet and reminded them that several of the club leaders present had been up since 3 o'clock that morning to make the trip possible for them. Morning found articles of clothing hard to locate, and all were called upon to help one lad who couldn't find any of his. The following day several dairies, stock farms, hog and sheep herds were visited, directions for judg ing given by Doc Allen, and judg ing contests held. The caravan arrived at Wallowa lake at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and the boys took a swim and went rowing. Some of them rounded up two elk and saw them swim in the water, after which they return ed to camp, had supper cooked by the boys, made down their beds and then went to look over the power plant owned by Pacific Pow er and Light company, on whose property they were camped. Gen eral assembly was then held around the campfire, when od-timers told tales of Chief Joseph and his tribes. Wednesday morning the boys vis ited Wallowa falls. As they were assembling to leave a number of the boys were late in returning to the general group. After waiting for a half hour Doc Allen gave order3 for the boys to line up and put the tardy boy3 through the spanking machine.' Plans were to stop again at the lake for half an hour, but the laggards had taken up the time, so the caravan started out. The next stop was at the tomb of Chief Joseph where a large granite mon ument is erected. Wednesday evening found the boys back in Heppner with three days of happy memories added to life's store. Doc Allen understands boys. At one large dairy a group of boys was inspecting a tractor. Mr. Allen said, "I wish these boys had a tractor like that to take to pieces, it would sure do them a lot of good." BOARDMAN By LA VERN BAKER Word was received of the mar riage of Elsie Wilson to John Mc Claskey last week. Friends extend best of wishes. Fred Slanger made a business trip to Hermiston. He returned with a second-hand Model A truck. Mr. Horn of Gridley, Cal., visit ed at the W. A. Strobel home Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Al Macomber of Heppner were visitors here over the week end. Mr. nd Mrs. Truman Messenger of Lexington were week end visit ors here. Lois Messenger is home for two weeks from La Grande normal. Miss Helen Slanger is employed at the Signal service station at Irrigon. Mrs. Cox and children are visit ing relatives for a week. A party was held honoring Geo. Wlcklander, Jr., last Tuesday. A large crowd was there and all en joyed themselves. George Wicklander, Sr., went to Bend last week. Word was received of the death of the father of Claude Calkins, the former county agent of Mor row county, last Monday. Evanabel Peck returned home from Yakima last Saturday. Missionary meeting was held at Mrs. J. F. Gorham's home last Wednesday. Donald Gillispie has the scarlet fever. Maridce Moore from Monument Is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Moore. Mrs. W. A. Baker, Mrs. Otto Lubbes, and Willard Baker went to Meacham lake last week on a huck leberry trip. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Bates, Mrs. Edith Hendricks, and Mrs. Wilson went to Meacham to pick huckle berries. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Macomber spent the week end in Pilot Rock. Miss Eleanor Tlldon and Miss Norma Gibbons have been em ployed as our new teachers for next year. Dave Johnston has gone to Arl ington to work In the warehouse. Why Not a Drinking Fountain on Main? WHAT would be the matter with the city putting in a drinking fountain or two along Main street? At present there is a fountain at the fair grounds if one knows where to find it and there are fountains at Fer guson Motor company and Stand ard Stations corners. Perhaps the average adult has a nickel or a dime with which to purchase a drink, but the kiddies are not always so equipped for quenching their thirst and must rely upon water. They frequently resort to using a hose at one of the service stations, and, more frequently, they enter refreshment stands and request a glass of wa ter, which is cheerfully given but which is too often an annoyance. It would be a handsome thing for the city to place a fountain in each of the blocks of the business district County's Road System Undergoing Inventory To determine the condition of primary and secondary highways and county-built roads in Morrow county, engineers of the state high way department are taking an in ventory this month. The work is being done by Stanley Wentz and R. W. Carpenter and they will in spect all roads of the county in an effort to determine their condition and to recommend repairs and al terations. This work is being carried on al! over the state and is done to ascer tain the value of highway property and cost of maintenance. Wenti and Carpenter expect to spend about a month inspecting the Morrow county road system. Acceptance Speech to be Heard at 6 P. M. Today Lawrence Beach, secretary of the county republican central commit tee, is in receipt of a telegram from Arthur Priaulx, state chairman, stating that Governor Alf Landon's acceptance speech will be broad cast over both NBC and CBS net works at 6 o'clock Pacific Standard time this evening. The republican presidential nom inee the first part of the week com pleted his speech which will require from 40 to 45 minutes to read and which is looked upon as the open ing gun of the campaign. Trainload of Cattle Leaves Here Saturday Saturday night's train carried a cargo of 18 cars of cattle consigned to Portland and California points. It was one of the heaviest train shipments of the season and proba bly represents the last shipment of the kind for this year. Seventeen cars of the lot were shipped by Chance Wilson of Mon ument and Eb Hughes of Lena wa3 in charge of the eighteenth car. Twelve cars were consigned to Port land and six to California. The Wil son lot comprised 530 head. ORAVEC POPULAR HERE. Interest in the election of an Ore gon man to all-star honors has been quite pronounced in Heppner the last few days. Sam Notson ini tiated the movement in this section by circulating petitions, or vote sheets, for Johnny Oravec, star halfback on the Willamette uni versity football team the past three years. Up to this morning more than JOO names had been written on the ballots and there were more than 300 in Morrow county. Elev en men are chosen from the 48 states each year and it is hoped that Oravec will place one of the positions this year. For Sale Used fruit jars, 50c a dozen. Write Box 98, Lexington. Possibility of More Quakes Seen by College Geologist That the earthquake which shook sections of southeastern Washing ton and northeastern Oregon last week la of more than passing sig nificance is revealed in a statement by Professor Edwin T. Hodge of Oregon State college. Prof. Hodge, teacher of economic geology at Oregon State, said the unexpected earthquake was of "great interest" to geologists. "We never knew there was a live fault there," he said, "although we had found dead faults. What the earthquake shows is that na ture, in folding up the plains In to the Blue mountains, fractured a part of her handiwork and it is this deep fracture that caused Wednes day's earthquake. "It shows that the mountains have not become thoroughly stable and that adjustments are still tak ing place. It excites two theories, which are: "Either that the earthquake is natures' finishing touch to the great mountain ranges the last element by which the structure becomes per manent or that she is still building, possibly taking the strain off the earth's crust as It moves westward from Butte, and portends greater or leaser movements in the future. "Besides this scientific point, there is also great interest in the economic aspects whether, if na ture is still building, it would be necessary to strengthen buildings against damage In the future. Now geologists will tiy to learn just what this fault portends, although it Is, TO FLOOD CONTROL Lions Hear Plea for Sup port of Effort to Get Assistance Here. ENGINEER COMES Lieut-Colonel C F. Williams, U. S. Engineers, Conducting Hear ing at Court House Today. . Heppner Lions club joined tha movement to secure flood control in the Willow creek and Rhea creek valleys when the matter was pre sented at Tuesday's luncheon. Commissioner Frank S. Parker attended the luncheon and brought the flood control meeting to the at tention of assembled members. He read a list of questions which had been prepared by the U. S. engin eering staff and after commenting briefly on the interest of the county court in this particular work, called upon S. E. Notson for a discussion of what has been done and the pos sibility of getting something def inite in the way of flood control. In hi3 discussion, Notson pointed out some of the ways in which the finnacing might be handled. One method, and the one thought most feasible, is the organization of a flood control district That would involve a tax levy, but as the speak er pointed out the work cannot be done by good will. There will have to be some responsible group or organization and the law provides for the organization of flood con trol districts. The speaker recalled some of the work done by Rhea Luper in the matter of locating dam sites and collecting other engineering data which Is available for study by the government engineers. Luper's ex perience in water adjudication and the broader experience as state en gineer is not to be looked upon lightly. He has quite accurate fig ures on water volume of each of the floods dating from the 1903 catastrophe up to and including the more recent flood of 1934. The Lions club Is not taking in itiative action in the proposed flood control. The club is lending its sup port by urging citizens of the Wil low and Rhea creek districts to turn out for the meeting at the court house this afternoon, A let ter was prepared by the club sec retary and mailed to numerous citi zens of the two districts asking them to attend an earlier meeting at 1:30 today to formulate a plan of presenting available data and to offer such other assistance to the engineer as may be within the pow er of local property owners. The hearing is being conducted by Lieut-Colonel C. F .Williams, U. S. engineers. Congressman Wal ter M. Pierce is a spectator at the hearing, having arrived in the city today to spend a day or two visit ing constituents and looking over the political situation. A new angle was presented on the swimming tank when Frank Turner announced that WPA help is available If desired. He told of a conversation with John L. Grif fith, supervisor of the local WPA unit in which Mr. Griffith informed him that aid from that source could be obtained. The finance com mittee later met with Mr. Griffith and learned that certain conditions would necessarily have to be met. First, the site must be selected; then plans and specifications by a recognized architect or engineer. When these matters have been ap proved the WPA can then offer to (Continued on Paw Four) of course, impossible to snv whn further disturbances might occur or wnat tne intensity might be. Prof. Hodge said the earthquake occurred in a region which, so far as history shows, has been com paratively free of disturbance. He said Walla Walla and Milton Freewater felt the earthquake par ticularly because the cities are built on alluvial deposits left by the rivers flowing westward from the Blue mountains. "The rocks of the Blue mountains go down under these deposits and when an earthmiakft occurs tn anoh circumstances it is similar to strik ing a nammer on a table covered with sand. If the towns were built on rock, the shock would be less more like a hammer blow on a table on which a book lay." he illustrated. GOES TO HOSPITAL. Elmer Ball of lone went to The Dalles the first of the week to en ter the state tuberculosis hospital. His application was acted upon some time ago but due to the crowded condition of the hospital It was necessary for him to wait. Mrs. Ball has been I the hospital sev eral months and they have two children In the hospital at Salem. A third child Is waiting for a room at one of the hospitals. The fam ily has undergdne a lot of sickness the past few years, Hugh Currin was over from Pilot Rock yesterday for a visit with his sister, Mrs. Agnes Wilcox.