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HEPFNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 1936.
SALEM. ORE. The riot at the
penitentiary here Friday afternoon
which resulted in the killing of one
convict and the wounding of two
others, one critically, was the first
serious outbreak at the Oregon
prison since W-6. During that year
convicts staged a riot in the dining
room during the evening meal.
Guards shooting through the doors
and windows of the room wounded
14 of the rioteis. The year before
that, on August 12, li!25, two guards
and one convict were killed in a
daring prison break when four
prisoners -Ellsworth Kelly, James
Wiilos. Tom Murray and Bert "Ore
gon" Jones shot their way out of
the institution. Jones was killed
as he dropped from the prison wall.
The rit-t. staged in protest against
the recent reversal of the time hon
ored practice of releasing prisoners
at tae txp..at.ou of their maximum
:.;-.. ence less deduction for "good
. i.:o i.eJits has eanteied atten-
c-i in the need for a reform in
..i r n e mrnlp Rvstem. Tan rir-
-u t judges within the past two
c.edits Co not operate to automat
.c.lly release prisoners from the
institution but only to speed their
eligibility for parole at the hands
of the governor. A study of the
Oregon parole system has been in
prog; ess for several months and
Governor Martin has indicated that
he will recommend several changes
to the next legislature including an
increase in the parole staff to per
mit of better supervision of prison
ers who have been released on par
ole. That the demonstration was not
entirely unexpected by prison offi
cials is indicated by a notice tacked
to the prison bulletin board and
dated July 2. The bulletin reads;
"Guards are to report for duty In
uniform. It is hoped drastic action
will not be necessary. In case of
emergency notify Warden Lewis."
The riot marked the culmination
of a long series of minor disturb
ances dating back to the decision
in the case of Earl H. Fehl, former
Medford publisher, who also lost
his fight for a full discharge from
the prison on the strength of his
good conduct while in the institu
tion. Filing of the completed petitions
for the new "Union" party may be
the signal for a friendly suit to find
out just what the statute covering
this subject means. Secretary of
State Snell has let it be known thnt
he will regard petitions bearing the
verified signatures of 14,671 bona
fide voters as sufficient to satisfy
the law's demands. Others, how
ever, insist that it required five
percent of the registered voters tn
bring a new political party into ex
istence in ths state, or something
more tnan ,wu signatures. These
base their claim UDon the fact that
the statute prescribes "five percent
oi tne electors," which they inter
pret a3 synonymous with "reeistar
ed voters." Secretary of State Snell
interprets the act as requiring onlv
five percent of the vote cast for
Congressional candidates at the last
election. His position is supported
by both precedent and legal opin
ion. At the time the law was pass
ed .in 1891, Snell points out, there
was no registration list and nothing
on which to base a computation of
the number of voters. Therefnro
it was necessary to start from
cume Known quantity such as the
iiumuer oi votes cast for candidates
for Congress. Furthermore the at
torney general's oflice has. nn o
number of occasions advised the
secretary of state that this latter
was tne correct interpretation of
the statute, the last time in 1U22.
Demand for books on education,
1-ngu ge, science, the useful art3,
..." a. is, liteiature, history and
. -1 iio..' the greatest increase,
j- io a compilation made
-.' --''3 HarriettC, Long, state li
- a.,, covcrng the circulation of
.:om the mail order depart
a.oat for the blennium of 1934-36
'--'Pared to 1932-34. Circulation
kooiis on the useful arts shows
the greatest increase, jumping from
li.ObS n 132-34 to 26,034 in 1934-36,
an increase of more than 50 per
cent. Circulation of books on fic
tion, always in greatest demand,
jumped from 68.212 to 70745 in.
crease of only eight percent. For
.-uiiie unaccountable reason there
has been a loss of interest in books
of biography with the circulation
from the state library slumping
from 7,516 to 6,551 as between the
two biennial DerinriH. ("ir.nioti,,
all books through the mail order
ueijaitmenc gained from 191,469
during 1932-34 to 228,637 in 1934-36,
an increase of nearly 20 percent.
As a precaution against the ma
licious incendiarists and the care
less camper and smoker, Governor
Martin this week placed practically
all of the timbered areas of the
state under "regulated use." This
means that campers who go Into
the woods must nhtnir, r,,ri. i.
they expect to build fires in any
Lm.-i ulan aesignated camp
ing spots and must also carry reg
ulation fire fighting equipment in
cluding a shovel, axe and water
bucket. Smoking will also be for
bidden by travelers in forested
areas except along hard surfaced
The governor's action was taken
on the recommendation of J. W
Ferguson, state forester, who points
out that 70 percent of all man-caused
forest fires are due either to
maliciousness or carelessness. Worst
of the careless group are the smok
er and acationlst who are responsi
ble for 41 percent of all man-caused
fires. Thoughtlessness is tholr big
fault, Ferguson declares.
Contrasled to the havoc wrought
to the forests by the incendiarist,
smoker and rccreationist, is the
record of the Industrial activities
In the forests of the state, which,
although employing thousands of
men are responsible for less than
By LUCILLE FARRENS
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ashbaugh who
were recently married in Portland
visited here last week. They were
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Darrell visit
ed a few days at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Dee Snitzner. Mrs. Dar
rell is a sister of Mrs. Snitzner.
A large group of young folks
attended the dance at Rhea Creek
Mrs. Carl Leathers, Mrs. Ethel
McDaniel and childien and Miss
Murl Farrens returned from the
mountains Saturday, where they
had been picking huckleberries.
They report the berries plentiful.
Mr. and Mrs. Duff McKitrick and
Miss Charlotte Adams were shop
ping in Heppner Saturday.
Ed McDaniel spent Sunday here.
He is employed at the farm of L.
J. Burnside during harvest.
Miss Delsie Bleakman is spend
ing the week in the mountains with
Mr. and Mrs. Sam McDaniel.
Mrs. Victor Johnson and children
are gusts at the home of Mrs. B.
H. Bleakman this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Knighten are
the paients of a 6 1-2 lb. aaughter,
born at their home here August 1.
The little lady has been named Be
atrice La Dell. Mrs. Maggie Hunt
is caring for them.
Jim Miller who is in a hospital
at The Dalles is reported to be rap-
Mrs. Chester Saling stopped over
a few days last week to visi.
friends and look after her property
interests here. She motored on to
Heppner Friday where she will visit
tnena3 and relatives before return
ing to her home at- Prairie.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ashbaugh vis
ited for a short time Tuesday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Osel Inskeep and Miss Frances
inskeep attended the show in Hepp
ner Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Knutson ar
rived here Friday from Bowman,
No. Dak. Mrs. Knutson is a sister
of Duff asd Walt McKitrick. They
were recently married and were on
a honeymoon trip and stopped bve
a few days to visit their brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Stevens ac
companied Harvey Harshman to
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brannon were
transacting business in Heppner
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Johnson re
turned from their mountain ranch
Wednesday. They have been build
tiureo.ee Koogers and some
friends from Lone Rock were call
ing at the J. B. Adams home Sun
Joe Batty moved his sheen Sun
day from the mountains to a stub
ble pasture in the Eight Mile vi
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robison were
transacting business in Heppner
Tuesday. Donald, Creston and Rita
stopped here to visit friends while
they were gone. Donald, who was
recently hurt by a horse, has com
pletely recovered, and states he
is ready to ride some more.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Steers were
transacting business in Heppner
four percent of the forest fires.
Incendiarists, Ferguson declares,
are the worst menace to the timber
industry and the biggest problem
of the forestry department.
The "regulated use" restrictions
will continue in effect until October
15 unless previously revoked, Fer
guson said. An increase in the for
est fire hazard may result in more
drastic precautionary measures in
cluding absolute closure of forested
areas to entry.
Three hundred and seventy-one
inmates of the Oregon state prison
have taken advantage of the free
reading courses prepared by the
state library during the past two
years, Mis3 Harriett Long, state li
brarian reports. Many of these men
have taken two or more courses.
One prisoner, a farmer with only
an eighth grade education, has had
courses on six subjects including
psychology, economics, archaeolo
gy, trapping wild animals, tool steel
and tempering, and Inca and pre
Inca history. Most of the prison
ers applying for these courses have
had only a grammar school educa
tion and a very few indicate that
they have gone to college. Among
the more popular subjects with the
boys at Warden Lawis' "big house"
are electricity. Diesel engines, ra
dio, English and grammar courses.
A number of the prisoners display
an interest in navigation while sev
eral have asked for courses on
.sculptoring and wood carving.
Oregon's industrial payrolls are
up 75 percent over two years ago
and the composite daily wage paid
shows an increase of 30 percent
over wages paid in 1932-33, accord
ing to figures compiled by the In
dustrial Accident commission. Ninety-five
percent of the industries in
the state are now under the protec
tion of the Workmen's Compensa
tion act, tne commission reports
More than 43,000 requests for in
formation on the scenic and recre
ational attractions of Oregon have
been received by the travel depart
ment of the state highway commis
sion. Scores of inquiries have been
received during the past few weeks
for information regarding fishing
in Oregon streams. Most of these
requests have come by airmail with
stamps enclosed for airmail reply,
explaining that they were coming
at once and wanting to know where
the fish could be found.
Thirty-three drunken automobile
drivers who fell afoul the state po
lice during July contributed $3002.15
in fines to the public purse and in
addition were the recipients of Jail
sentences aggregating 1945 days,
more than one-third of which was
suspended, however. Arrests by
state police for violations of traf
fic laws during June totalled 675
while 7918 warning slips were is
sued to motorists detected In minor
violations of the rules of the road.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
ALVIN KLEIN KELDT, Pastor
Bible Si-huol 9:45 a. m.
Morning services 11:0 a. m.
C. E. Society 6:30 p. m.
Kvenintr services 8:00 p. m.
Choir rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.
Alulweok service. Thursday, 7:30 p. m.
Stop and worship first.
Inspirational services both morn
ing and evening.
REV. R. C. YOUNG, Pastor.
Sunday morning worship:
Church School 9:45.
Epworth League 7:00.
Boys' Club Tuesday evening 7:00.
Week day session for primary
children Tuesday 3:00 p. m.
Fellowship service, Thursday at
8:00 p. m.
The Women's Foreign Missionary
society will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11,
at 2:30 p. m. in the parlors of the
church. The MITE boxes will be
opened at this meeting.
THE ASSEMBLY OF GOD.
Pastor, E. D. Greeley.
Bible School, 10 a. m.
Preaching, 11 a. m.
Evangelistic Service, 8 p. m.
Tuesday, 8 p. m., Prayer Meeting.
Thursday, 8 p. m., Evangelistic Ser
Saturday, 2:30 p. m., Children's
A welcome awaits you.
By MARGARET BLAKE
Miss Elenora Mason of The Dal
les is visiting relatives here.
The Past Noble Grand club of
the Rebekah lodge met at the home
of Mrs. Ernest Heliker last Friday
afternoon. Regular business was
transacted and refreshments served
at the close of the meeting. Nine
members were present and Miss
Mildred Lundell and Miss Margaret
Ely were guests.
Howard Murray with his harvest
crew arrived on Friday from Mil-ton-Freewater
and have started
cutting the crop on the H. S. Mur
ray farm on the north side.
Miss Guyla Cason spent the past
week visiting friends at Arlington,
Mr. and Mrs. Edison Morgan
drove to The Dalles on Monday
taking their daughter Juanita down
to have her tonsils removed.
Dr. C. C. Chick of Hood River
was in town Sunday. He was ac
companied by Miss Blanche Bris
tow who visited at the home of her
brother, E. J. Bristow.
Mrs. John Turner of Heppner is
spending a few days with her mo
ther, Mrs. Frank Engelman.
H. D. McCurdy returned on Tu
esday morning's train from Los
Angeles where he had been called
by the death of his mother, Mrs
S. E. McCurdy.
Miss Marianne Corley returned
on Monday from a visit of two
weeks with relatives in Portland
She was accompanied by her cousin
George Barker who will spend some
time at the Corley home.
Mr. and Mrs. Mearl Blake and
sons of Portland arrived on Sunday
for a visit with Mr. Blake s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake.
Mrs. I. R. Robison returned on
Sunday from visiting at Albany
Mrs. Ray Beezley has returned to
Fossil after spending a week with
her sister, Mrs. H. D. McCurdy.
Mrs. Guy Cason has gone to Port
land. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bergevin met
their daughter Betty at Pendleton
on Monday. Miss Bergevin has been
visiting at Haines and Baker for
the last month and was brought
to Pendleton by her aunt, Mrs,
George Burr. She has completely
recovered from the operation for
appendicitis which she had to un
dergo while on her vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grabil spent
Sunday with friends in The Dalels,
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swanson
drove to Salem Sunday, returning
home Monday morning. Tony Beig-
er ot Salem came back with them
Last Thursday, Miss Eva Swan-
son drove to Salem. Mrs. Elmo
McMillan acompanied her, return
ing to her home after a visit of two
weeks here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Swanson. Coming
home on Friday Miss Swanson was
accompanied by Miss Reba Geer,
of Salem, who spent two days here,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Blake and
Mr. and Mrs. Mearl Blake and chil
dren spent Wednesday with rela
tives in Kinzua.
Miss Frances Stewart of Silver
ton has signed a contract to teach
Ranch for Sale
2185 acres, four miles from Heppner.
60 acres good bottom land and balance
fine stock range.
A good buy for CASH
Don't Pass Up This Offer
Inquire at Gazette Times office
the commercial subjects In the high
school. She is a graduate of Will
Miss Virginia Griffith is visiting
at the home of Miss Elaine Nelson.
Charles Chrstainson has written
that he has accepted a position to
teach at Junction City next year
and will not return here.
Mrs. Bert Mason, Miss Emmer
Maynard, Mrs. D. M. Ward and
Junior Mason spent most of the
last week camping in the mountains I
ana incidentally picking huckleber
Mrs. Fred Zielke and son Fred
erick went to Portland on Monday
Fifteen members attended the
August study meeting of the Wo
men's Topic club at the home of
Mrs. C. W. Swanson last Saturday
afternoon. Other guests were Mrs.
E. Swanson, Mrs. Ella Davidson.
and Mrs. Frank Lundell. The hos
tesses, Mrs. Walter Corley. Mrs. C.
W. Swanson, Mrs. Henry Gorger
and Mrs. Ward had prepared a
very interesting program on "Wild
Flowers of Oregon." The paper
written by Mrs. Ward was read by
Mrs. C. F. Feldman. Delicious re
freshments were served at the close
of the meeting.
Junior Mason returned home Tu
esday from Athena,
Gilbert Petteys came over from
his home at Rieth on last Thurs
day to take his sister, Olive Petteys,
home with him for a visit
Mrs. Cynthia Cochran returned
to her home at Yakima last Thus
day. M. A. Palmer of Lexington was
a business visitor here on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorr Mason have
returned home, Mrs. Mason from
Heppner and Mr. Mason from Ath
ena where he has been working.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Keithley
have returned from Baker.
Mrs. Ida Fletcher, Mrs. Omar
Rietmann, Miss Gladys Brashears,
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ray and grand
children, Thelma Jean and Arlene
went to the mountains Sunday to
pick huckleberries. They got their
berries but also got a good wetting
when they were caught in the
heavy rain. The party took Miss
Brashears to her school in Burton
Valley before returning home.
Malsters May Refine
Oregon Barley This Year
A barley shortage similar to that
which occurred in 1934 is in pros
pect again ths year, judging by the
most recent federal reports on the
prospective barley crop. Two years
ago, following a smiilar middle
western drouth, there developed a
considerable demand for Oregon
barley for malting purposes.
The three kind3 of barley grown
in this state most suitable for that
purpose are Hannchen, Atlas and
Wisconsin No. 38, says Dr. D. D.
Hill, associate professor of farm
crops at Oregon State college.
Growers of these varieties who
are planning to hold their barley
for this possible outlet will proba
bly make money by getting in touch
with their county agent as to best
methods of threshing and handling
barley for malting purposes, says
Dr. Hill. Where it is handled in
certain ways it frequently will
command a substantial premium in
comparison with the same kind
threshed and handled in the ordin
Oregon Seed in Demand
As Drouth Cuts Supply
The severe and continued drouth
in the middle west has had marked
effect upon future field seed sup
plies, reports E. R. Jackman, ex
tension agronomist at Oregon State
college. In many cases, alfalfa,
clover and grass seed crops in the
drouth area have been practically
ruined, which will doubtless have
its effect on prices for the 1936
Oregon raises a large tonnage of
field seeds now, and will probably
be called upon to supply a larger
proportion of the country's needs
than usual. Seed crops of which
Oregon has a virtual monopoly,
such a3 bent grass, are not expect
ed to be affected as much, except
as demand for such seed is increas
ed by the shortage of other types.
Many Oregon "farmers who had
not contemplated harvesting some
crops for seed have now decided to
allow them to mature for this pur
pose, says Jackman.
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have no more ardent champion than
Harry G. Taylor, chairman of the
Western Railroads. In organizing
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mote more business, both passenger
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Mr. Taylor carried out the unani
mous resolution of the executives
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This advertising is a unique trib
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In the use of the weekly newspa
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