OREGON HISTORICAL PUBLIC AUDITORIUM PORTLAND, ORE. SOC I HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 1936. Subscription $2.00 a Year Volume 52, Number 22. 1 FIRE HITS GROINS 1 House and Outbuildings On Rhea Creek Are Complete Loss. FEW THINGS SAVED Occupants Stunned by Bolt that Cleaves House and Starts Blaze; Conflagration is Rapid. Struck by a bolt of lightning as an electrical storm passed over the the Rhea creek section about 10 o'clock last night, the Emil Gro shen3 home and four other build ings including fhe garage, wood shed, blacksmith shop and cellar, were destroyed by Are. At home at the time were Mr. and Mrs. Groshens and Dick Vinton, nephew of Mr. Groshens. There had been a heavy rain of perhaps five minutes duration and while accompanied by lightning and thunder there was little to indicate that danger lurked in the storm. It was alter the rain ceased that the bolt struck. Mr. Groshens was ready for bed and was lying on the bed reading. Dick Vinton had gone to bed on the sleeping porch when the rain started and as it was blowing in on him his uncle suggested that he go upstairs to sleep. This the boy did not do and perhaps accounts for his being alive today. Mr. Groshens gave an account of the fire to a Gazette Times rep resentative this morning. It is a story of bad luck on one side and good luck on the other. "I was ready for bed and was reading. Bernice (Mrs. Groshens), was working in the kitchen. Sud denly there was an explosion and the house rocked. My first im pression was that we were exper iencing another earthquake. I got to my feet and went to the kitchen and found Bernice in a dazed con dition. Going to the sleeping porch, I found Dick kind of dazed and he complained of something having struck him, an object of some kind. Then the boy looked out and ob served that it was getting light out side. I ran out and discovered that the house was on fire. "What I saw outside gave the appearance of the house being split in two. It was burning on both sides and the whole upper story was ablaze. From the way the blaze was spreading I knew it would be futile to try to use the water sys tem and we turned our attention to saving what we could. When we had worked a few minutes, our neighbors, the John Glaveys, living about a quarter of a mile above us, came to offer assistance. With their aid we managed to save the piano, radio and washing machine. Within fifteen minutes after the neighbors arrived the house had collapsed and was virtually con sumed by the flames." When the bolt struck the Gro Ehens house the shock rocked the Glavey house where the occupants thought an earthquake had hit again. Mrs. Glavey saw the fire at the Groshens house and spread the alarm through her household. The family and haying crew rush ed assistance. Efforts were made to prevent spread of the fire but it soon reach ed the outbuildings nearby and re duced them to ashes. Groshens thought of the family car before It was to late and thus saved it. "I am sure the bolt was attracted by the radio wire. The fire started along the course of the wire from its entrance to the house to the point where the radio stood. The impact rocked the whole house and sounded very much like someone had set off a heavy blast close by. I guess we were just lucky that no one was badly injured or killed. Had the boy gone upstairs as I sug gested it is doubtful if he would have gotten out," concluded Mr. Groshens. Aside from the three articles mentioned, a few personal effects were saved, mainly clothing. Mrs. Groshens lost her jewel box, and there were many articles, heir looms, handed down from Mr. Gro shens' parents, that can never be replaced and this loss is felt keenly. The house destroyed by the fire was built about 1815 by the late Louis Groshens. During the last year it had been repainted and renovated. There was an Insurance policy covering about 50 percent of the valuation, and us soon as an adjustment is made, Mr. Groshens plans the construction of a new residence. YOUNG MAN SENTENCED Robert M. Gibson, 20, who gave his hom as Bthlhem, Mo., was sent enced to not more than a year in th penitentiary by Judge C. L. Sweek in circuit court Monday Gibson, brought to the city by F, A. McMahon, state policeman, and charged with larceny of a dwelling at Boardman, waived grand jury Investigation and plead guilty to the charge. He was taken to Salem Monday by Sheriff C. J. D. Bau man and Fred Lucas. Work on the new filling station being erected by Glenn Hayes Is progressing nicely. Shelley Bald win Is assisting with the carpenter work and the structure will soon be enclosed, Mrs. Turner Tells Visit To State 1. 0. 0. F. Home While staying in Portland recent ly, Mrs. F. W. Turner spent a day at the I. O. O. F. home as a guest of the superintendent, Mrs. Etta Littell, who will be remembered by Heppner friends as Miss Morrison. At present there are 79 old people and 21 children in the home, con sisting of one large, happy family. Since Mrs. Littell has taken over the management, the general ar rangement has changed toward a decided improvement The buildings have been completely renovated and remodeled. The brothers do their own gardening, landscaping, par pentering, interior decorating, etc. The sisters keep up the mending and darning and the children each have certain domestic tasks to per form daily. The children with Mrs. Littell and her assistant matron have one dining room while the older folk have another to themselves, each room being brightened up n color ful, cheery decorations, They have their musician who plays for their social meetings in the parlor. Out side lodges often drop in on Sun day afternoons and put on a pro gram for the brothers and sisters. Last Sunday about 50 members from St. Helens entertained with a very interesting program. W. O. Hill is Mrs. Littell's assist ant, doing not only the clerical work but many necessary tasks to keep things running smoothly. As the children graduate from grade school they are sent to Frank lin high school, thence to college or to learn a trade or profession within their means. Mrs. Littell's own son completed high school this year as president of the student body and plans oh entering Uni versity of Oregon in September where he will study law. The Heppner lodge furnished a room at the home which is now occupied by Sherman Shaw, Mor row county's only representative. Important Meeting Called for Tuesday, August 11 Sheepmen of Morrow county will be interested in attending a meet ing of the Morrow County Lamb and Woolgrowers association at the Elks emple at 1:30 p. m., Tuesday, LAugust 11. This will be one of a series of seven meetings to be held in east ern Oregon under the auspices of Oregon Woolgrowers association. Officers of the association will have charge of the program. Other speakers have been invited to at tend. E. L. Potter, Corvallis, is ex pected to be present to discuss in some detail the proposed range pro gram of the AAA. Other subjects which will come in for discussion are the threatened reduction in grazing permits, and the efforts be ing made in certain quarters to in crease transportation costs and to remove transit billing privileges. The officers of the Oregon Wool growers association are hoping that this meeting will furnish a basis for getting the sentiment of the local woolgrowers in regard to a suggest ed AAA range program. A meeting Is being held at Pendleton Thurs day, August 13, with AAA officials to go into the proposed range set up. This Heppner meeting on Tues day should give the state officers an idea of the Morrow county atti tude toward the new program. Lena Candidate Holds Lead in Queen's Race Genevieve Hanna, Lena's candi date for queen honors at the 19313 Heppner Rodeo, continues to hold lead established several weeks ago and if past performance is a criterion she will be well out in the lead after this week's dance, which will be held in Heppner Saturday night. Miss Hnnna is now 4,700 votes ahead of Miss Frances Rugg, Rhea Creek grange's entry, although Miss Rugg garnered 3500 votes against Miss Hanna's 1900. But Miss Rugg wsa at the bottom of the heap last week and her gain this week is out standing. Miss Harriet Heliker, Willows, and Betty Doherty, Lex ington each strengthened their count and it Is still anybody's race. The popular Pendleton Indian orchestra has ben retained for this week's dance which will be held at the fair pavilion in Heppner. SHOWBOAT COMING. The Soil Conservation service has has obtained the use of the Montana Forestry Showboat and it will visit Heppner on Wednesday, August 12 This traveling exhibit has proved to be of keen interest wherever shown. There are only six places in Oregon at which this exhibit will be shown. The location of Showboat will be the Rodeo field . HAMILTON DAY SET Morrow county republicans who can make it convenient to be In Portland, August 11, are Invited to attend the Hamilton meeting at the civic auditorium at 7:30 p. m. "John D. M. Hamilton, chairman of the republican national committee, is pxpected to launch the Landon and Knox campaign in Oregon at this time. SWALLOWED FOXTAIL. Marlon Green, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornett Green, swallowed a foxtail just before noon yesterday. The little follow suffered considerable pain for a time, but the offending morsel had gone the way of all food by the time the doctor arrived, and he believed lt would not give further trouble. SETTLEMENT PLAN HAS LIONS' ACTION Proposal of Jared Aiken, Los An geles, Told; Club Feels Heat and Transacts Little Business. It might have been the weather, or it might have been the lack of projects, but whatever the cause, Heppner Lions had little appetite for business at the weekly lunch eon, Tuesday. And while slowing down on business, the civic minded brethren caught up on their sing ing, which had been neglected in recent weeks. Miss Jeanette Turner presided at the piano and Lion Charles Barlow led the singing which was inter spersed throughout the meeting. The day was warm and the hu man exponents of the king of the jungle were little disposed to raise more perspiration than that pro voked by the temperature. Such business matters as were presented were done so sans conversation and whenever the party grew a little dull, President Kinne called for a song. A report was asked from the swimming tank committee only to learn that the council had been un able to function Monday evening and the proposal would be submit ted Tuesday evening. Other mat ters met a like response and seek ing to give the assemblage their money's worth, the chairman call ed on Jasper Crawford to recount some of the highlights of the recent Elks convention in Los Angeles. Having written to some length about his trip, Crawford touched on one point that he did not men tion in his article and whch arous ed considerable interest. While dis cussing the old home town with Jared Aiken, the latter brought up the subject of land settlement and expressed the belief that Mor row county should benefit to some extent through the sale of land to home seekers coming from the drought areas of the middle west While it is known that a majority of the people coming from those areas prefer irrigated land, having suffered enough from lack of mois ture, it is felt by observers that the price of farm lands in this and sim ilarly located counties will appeal to some of the prospective invest ors, particularly those of modest means who are seeking to rehabili tate their fortunes. Also, there is the very large tenant class in Iowa and other states of the corn belt to whom the prospect of land owner ship should have a strong appeal. Aiken suggested that the Lions or other interested organizations take the initiative by placing some B.d vertising in the larger publications of the middle west, such as Cap per's Weekly, outlining briefly the advantages in this region and in viting inquiy. The speaker closed his remarks with some statistics on the Elks lodge and the immensity of the convention hall, which is located in the Los Angeles Biltmore hotel and has a seating capacity of 5000. Acting upon the suggestion offer ed by Lion Crawford, the chairman entertained a motion for a com mittee and apointed S. E. Notson chairman, to be assisted by Lions Crawford and F. W. Turner. Lion Rice heads the committee to prepare the Lions float for the Heppner Rodeo parade. F. W. Tur ner and Gus Nikander form the rest of the committee. Harry Dinges Throws Chapeau in Contest After deliberating over the mat ter several weeks, Harry Dinges, Lexington business man, has fin ally concluded to enter the race for sheriff. Dinges was in Heppner the first of the week and took out petitions to have signed and will file as an independent. Dinges is the second candidate for county office to come out in the last week, being preceded by G. A. Bleakman, who came out as a write-in candidate for county judge. These two filings are about the only thing to remind the elec torate of the impending election, although factors bearing on the national election appear from time to time. PREMATURE CHILD DIES Fay Ada Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence B. Fleming of Hardman, died In premature birth in this city Saturday morning. Burial was in Heppner Masonic cemetery Saturday afternon with Phelps Funeral home in charge. MEETING ANNOUNCED There will be a meeting of pre cinct committeemen of the repub Mean party for Morrow county at the courthouse, August 14, at 10 a. m. A representative will be present from state headquarters. AUGUST SALE. Summer Coats, Suits, Hats and Dresses. Prices greatly reduced, Come early and get your choice, Curran's Ready-to-Wear. 22-23. Earl "Bart" Bartlett of The Dal les, typewriter mender extraordln ary, spent several days In Heppner this week and while here put many of the typewriters of the commun Jty in good condition. Bart left for homo yesterday, expecting to be back about the middle of Sep tember. For Sale 1930 model Reo Sedan In excellent shape thruout; paint In good shape. Illness causes sale, Inquire Robt A. Jones, city. 22-23p. Married 50 Years rax L. LJL.ffl HEPPNER, July 27 (Special) Judge and Mrs. William T. Camp bell celebrated their golden wed ding anniversary recently at their home here. A dinner was served for members of the family and close friends. Two large tables were spread. In the center of one was a wedding cake made by a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Keene, and decorated by Mrs. Arthur W. Campbell of Terre Haute, Ind. Courtesy Portland Oregonlan. Mrs. Brown Reports on Townsend Convention Mrs. Alta Brown, Morrow- coun ty's delegate to the Townsend con tention at Cleveland, returned home recently and is enthusiastic over results of the big conclave. ' We had a special train out from Portland," Mrs. Brown states. "I took the train at Pendleton. By the time we reached Omaha we had about 300 Townsend delegates. We were told in Omaha that we Oregonians were a good omen for Nebraska, for as we got off the tran there was heavy thunder and big drops of rain fell. "We were met at the station in Cleveland by the mayor and other ity officials. Two or three thou sand people gathered in the station to greet us and gave us a great welcome to their city. There were about 15,000 registered delegates at this convention. There was no third party endorsement, and I be- eve this convention was a great success. T enjoyed very much the Great Lakes exposition, especially the great pageant produced by Edgar Hungerford. There were more than 200 actors in this pageant. It was played in an open air amphitheater seating 4000 people. It was a living, moving drama tracing American transportation development during the brief span of 300 years. Among other important attractions were the Automotive building, the Hall of Progress, Firestone exhibit and Streets of the World." Oregon Range Stockmen Called to AAA Parley Range livestock men of Oregon will have an opportunity August 13 at Pendleton to consider proposals and present their own ideas regard ing a suitable plan by which they can cooperate in the agricultural conservation plan was formulated date federal officials from the AAA will be in Pendleton to discuss with Oregon range operators and state college officials tentative provisions for such a program. The meeting will be held in the courthouse starting at 10 o'clock and a general invitation has been issued for all interested to attend. The purpose of the meeting will not be to announce a definite range program, explains F. L. Ballard, vice-director of extension at Oregon State college, in calling the meeting, but will be to discuss with stock men practices which might be ap plicable yet this year or in connec tion with a program in 1937. When the present agricultural conservatoin plan was formulated last winter, Oregon range men join ed with others in the west in urging that some program be devised which would include encouragement to conservation of the privately owned range in order both to in clude that large area in the scope of the soil conservation plan and to balance what it was feared would be an undue expansion of the live stock industry. While AAA offi cials said it was Impossible to In clude these features at the start, they have since been studying the possibilities and are now ready to consdier definite detailed methods. While the midwestern drouth sit uation had reached a stage of se verity by mid-July equal to that of 1934. the conditions this year are not complicated by heavy surpluses of livestock such as was the case two years ago, according to olllciais of the AAA who have surveyed the situation. In 1934 there were more cattle on the farms than at any other period in the nation's history, despite the prevalence of the lowest prices In 30 years. When the drouth devel oped, 8 million cattle had to be re moved at heavy expense to the gov ernment to save the industry. The present drouth is more wide spread than that of two years ago, but it may not be of as long dura tion. With the former experience to guide them, AAA officials early established a federal livestock food agency in Kansas City. Mrs. Guy Boyd and children, Phil and Louise, came from Cald well, Idaho, Tuesday in resrn the news of the death of Elwyn Shipley. Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Selby of Klam ath Falls were in attendance at the funeral of Mrs .Selby's brother, Elwyn Shipley. Miss Winifred Case signed a con tract this week to teach near Prine vllle the coining school year. PLANS TAKE SHAPE FOR BIG 1936 SHOW Rodeo Association Sts Meeting for Friday Night to Further Plans; Public Invited to Take Part Plans for the 1936 Heppner Ro deo are moving along nicely, ac cording to Henry Aiken, president, and indications are that it will be one of the best performances spon sored by the association. A sweepstakes prize has been posted by the county as a parade award. It is expected that the city will follow suit with a similar prize. Interest in the parade is more emphatic this year and it is the hope of the association that this year's parade will eclipse all pre vious efforts. A meeting has been called for to morrow night at which time prizes and other features of the parade will be discussed. This meeting Is open to the public and it is hoped a good number will be in attend ance. Space was reserved this week for seven head of race horses, the stock of Virgil Piquet of Long Creek. Much interest is being shown in the racing features and this part of the Rodeo gives promise of affording much entertainment The buckers will be brought in next week, a fact that brings the real ization that the date of the big show is not far off. The Rodeo association has book ed the Oregon Loggers, a novelty orchestra, for a dance on August 12. Queen votes will not be given at this dance as the association is merely getting a share of the pro ceeds on a percentage basis. THE RED WAGONS COMING AUG. 14TH The blare of bands and the toot ing of the calliope bring back mem ories when we were kids. So let us all be kids again and look back several years to the real thrill of our lives when we were made happy by announcement of the arrival of the circus. Seal Bros., Bg Three Ring Wild Animal Circus will exhibit at the Cummings Nursery grounds, Gale and Riverside, in Heppner, August 14, and will give two grand per formances at 2 and 8 p. m. Doors will open one hour earlier in order that everyone may have ample time to inspect the mammoth free men agerie, where you will see almost every kind of animal from the ani mal kingdom. There are lions, leo pards, tigers, pumas, hyenas, cam els, bears, ocelots, yaks, zevos, wild buffalo, giraffes, birds of paradse from the tropics, elephants and America's most beautiful horses. The animal zoo is worth traveling miles to see and in fact is nothing less than a traveling university of natural history. As a prelude to the circus proper a beautiful spectacular pageant is presented whereby every member of the circus takes part in a gor geous processional fiesta of Old Spain which is entitled Sunny Ma drid. This is headed by its beau tiful prima donna, a Senorita De lores Gomez, Mexico's most cele brated dancer, who is assisted by twenty dancing girls and boys from the country of music and flowers. The wild animal displays are pre sented by Capt. Ben Bowman, Floyd Hunter and Fred Anderson. The Horse Fair of Kentucky bred, gaited High school and Dancing Horses are presented by Miss Lau ra Seal and a dozen lady riders. There are twenty-five clowns to furnish the fun and drive away the blues. A few of the featured performers are as follows: The Flying Henrys, the Aerial Delmars. the famous Matsumoto Family of Japanese art ists the first time in America, Miss Peggy Webb who is Queen of the Air and is the original Girl on the Flying Trapeze. The Cornell Fam ily of acrobats and tumblers, the Driesbeck Sisters, Germany's great est lady riders and equestriennes. Reports on Old-Time Friends Mrs. F. W. Turne returned home from Portland last week. She at tended U .of O. summer school in the city and completed nine credit, hours work. She reports that the Howard James family has a gro cery store on the east side, and Lois wili teach in Pilot Rock high school this year. The Reids and Brocks (formerly with the local school sys tem) are still In Portland where Lenna teaches In the Laurelhurst school and Ethel operates a beauty parlor. The W. O. Livingstones, other former Heppnerites seen, seem to be happily located at Ver nonia, where the largest electric lumber mill in the United States has just recently opened after being closed for five years. Mrs. Living stone has had a very serious illness recently. CUPID COMES TO LIFE. Just when it was thought that Dan Cupid had gone into seclusion for good, the little old dart thrower bobbed up at the courthouse yester day nnd demanded a "hitching" license for Glenn B. Griffith and Vakla E. Davenport, both of Spray. The couple left immediately for Redmond where they planned to have the official knot tied and In order to expedite their matrimonial progress, Judge Campbell waived three-day requirement Miss Katherine Parker Is spend ing a couple of weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Dorri3 Mitchell, near Joseph. Native Heppner Son Buried Here Today Commitment services were held in the Masonic cemetery here to day for Elwyn F. Shipley, who passed away in Hood River Sunday evening, August 2. Death was di rectly attributed to pneumonia al though Mr. Shipley had been in poor health for a year or more. Elwyn Shipley was born in Hepp ner October 31, 1896. He spent his early boyhood here and at about ten years of age went to Caldwell, Idaho, to make his home with his mother, Mrs. Guy Boyd. He at tended school there, finishing Cald well high school, and was a student in College of Idaho when America joined the allied forces in the great world conflict. Elwyn enlisted and served overseas. Returning to the states he settled for a time at Cald well, later going to California and entering business in Covina, near Los Angeles, where he met Miss Avis Sutter, who became his wife in 1925. Soon after his marriage, Elwyn sold the business in Covina and came to Bingen, Wash. There he purchased a mercantile establish ment which he conducted with pro nounced success for several years, selling out more than a year ago because of failing health. The past year was spent in California in an effort to recover his health, but failing in this he returned to Bin gen. Funeral services were held yes terday at Bingen under the auspices of the American Legion. The body was then brought to Heppner and rested in the Case mortuary from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m., where sorrow ing friends were given an oppor tunity to pay their respects. Elwyn is survived by his father, J. W. Shipley, of Underwood, Wn, his mother, Mrs. Guy Boyd, of Caldwell, Idaho; two sisters,' Mrs. D. L. Selby and Louise Boyd, and one brother, Phil Boyd. Two aunts survive him in Heppner, Mrs. Henry Scherzinger and Mrs. Lena White. Several members of the Ameri can Legion post of Bingen accom panied the body of their comrade to Heppner where they joined mem bers of the local post in the grave side service. Auction Scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd Tom Clark, Jr., and S. O. Sloan completed arrangements this week for a big community auctidn sale to be held in Heppner Saturday, Aug. The two young men have spent several days signing up sale stock and have listed a wide variety in cluding livestock, poultry, farm machinery of all descriptions, gas oline motors, household goods and many other items. Sloan Is a professional auctioneer, having taken training in school to fit him for the vocation. Clark has some experience in organizing sales and the two young men expect to stage a successful event here Satur- day. The city lot on Chase street at the rear of the Morrow County creamery has been secured for this opening sale, whch is expected to be followed by several other sales this summer and early fall. Sales are also being organized at Hermis ton and The Dalles. Farmers and others having arti cles for sale are urged to bring in their stuff whether listed or not. News of Birth Comes by Amateur Radiogram Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Notson re ceived word this morning of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Notson at Peiping, China, July 27. News of the advent of the child came by letter from Geo. S. Ben nett, amateur radio operator of Walnut Creek, California, who pick ed up the radiogram broadcast from Peiping and forwarded the news to the grandparents in this city. The message reads: "Son, eight pounds twelve ounces, 'born July twenty-seventh. Charles." Mr. and Mrs. Charles Notson, missionaries, are at present lo cated at Peiping following the up rising on the Tibetan border in 1935 which forced missionaries of the area to seek refuge in civilized districts. MRS. EDWARDS PASSES. Word was received today of the death of Mrs. Ora Belle Edwards at hor home in Forest Grove. Death occurred Wednesday evening and she will be buried at Forest Grove funeral services to be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow. Mrs. Edwards was well known in Morrow county whore she made her home for many years in the Sand Hollow district. She was the widow of the late John Edwards, many years a prominent stockman and rancher here. She is survived by a son and two daugh ters, Ernest Edwards, and Mrs. Richard Thompson and Mrs. W. E. Davison. SMITH-HUGHES MAN HERE. Randal Grimes, Smith-Hughes Instructor eelcted to teach the new course in the Heppner school, ar rived the first of the week from Corvallis to make arrangements for the installation of equipment and fitting up a room for his classes. He hopes to have everything in place by the time school opens. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shipley ac companied the body of Elwyn Ship ley from Bingen to Heppner where interment was made. Mr. Shipley, father of the deceased, was at one time superintendent of schools in Morrow county. CDUNCILSUPPORTS 1TAT01M PUN City Will Provide Ground For Recreation Center, Say City Dads. RESOLUTION TABLED Head Men Not Fully Satslfled With Section of New Pipe Line Re cently Completed. Heppner's city council waxed both cold and warm Tuesday eve ning in a holdover session cold as far a3 the new pipe line is concern ed and warm on the swimming tank proposal submitted by the Lions club. A resolution of acceptance of the job just completed by the contract ing firm of Pierce and Conner, who laid the new pipe line on the city's water sytem, was tabled awaiting some recommendation or action by the PWA. Councilmen present ex pressed dissatisfaction with part of the pipe laying job, and although the pipe is in place and covered, they feel that some of the work is not up to specifications and are in clined to hold back final acceptance until the PWA has been given an opportunity to offer an expression. , The water problem occupied a good share of the meeting and aside from the dissatisfaction ap parent over the new pipe line the situation in the water service show ed considerable improvement. When Dr. L. D. Tibbies, chair man of the Lions swimming tank committee, presented the club's plan the attitude of the council changed perceptibly. Dr. Tibbies had a map of the block where it is proposed to build the tank and other recreation facilities, showing definitely the location of each unit The city owns three lots and the county owns one. The committee had been given assurance that if the city will donate its lots the county will do the same, giving a deed to the city. i It seemed to be a foregone con clusion that the city would accept ,this proposal for there was not a dissenting vote and each member present, headed by Mayor Jones, expressed approval of the plan. Some confusion arose over the method of financing the- project, al though it had been explained that PWA assistance is available. Tib bies stated that the additional units had been planned when it was learned that the PWA probably would not be Interested in the swimming tank alone. With a larg er plan, it was explained, the PWA could be counted on for a 45 per cent gift and, if desired, the re maining 55 percent could be bor rowed at 4 percent interest. The town fathers expressed a desire to handle the 55 percnt locally if pos- sioie and the suggestion was made that a swimming tank association or some such organization be form ed and stock sold to finance the balance. A motion was finally carried to place the council's interest in the plan in the hands of the Lions com mittee with the suggestion that a definite plan be worked out and with the assurance that the city will do its part in promoting this much-needed project in connection with the swimmins tank proposal, Mayor Jones report ed that Claude Cox had made a bid for 20 feet of the lot at the rear of the creamery for a wood lot It was deemed advisable to sell this strip inasmuch as it will not hamper the plans of the recreation project The county's lot is number 9 and faces on Main street. It is proposed to improve tnat lot with trees and make it the entrance to the park. The tank will be located between the creamery and the Standard Oil station, and the lots facing Chase street will be devoted to tennis courts and a playground for the kiddies, including a wading pool. The swimming tank is the first unit under consideration and the other features will be developed as fast as possible, including bath houses. It is hoped to have finan cing plans worked out and in oper ation so that work on the tank may be started as soon as the frost is out of the ground in the spring. Ray P. Kinne, representing the Pacific Power & Light company, appeared before the council with i proposal to place an arc light on willow street. Under the terms of the company's contract with the city there should be a light In this block, but a few years ago when economy was essential an agree ment was made by the contracting parties to discontinue the light until conditions were Improved. The company feels that conditions are better and backed by some requests of tenants in the block asked that the light be re-installed. The mat ter was referred to the streets and light committee. The usual grist of bills and some extra ones in connection with the work on the water system were audited and ordered paid. Mayor Jones presided, and Councilmen Morton, McNamer and McMurdo answered the roll call. AUGUST SALE. Summer Coats, Suits, Hats and Dresses. Prices greatly reduced. Come early and get your choice. Curran's Ready-to-Wear. 22-23.