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Volume 52, Number 23.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Barratt, Holt Present Da
ta Concerning Organi
zation at Local Meet.
II. A. Ward Gives Figures on Con
sumption of Product to Show
Market Trend.
The necessity of actively sup
porting the state Oregon Wool
growers association, and through
the state organization the national
set-up, was strongly emphasized
by J. G. Barratt, president, and W.
A. Holt, secretary, of the Oregon
Woolgrowers association, at the
meeting of sheepmen at the Elkq
temple in Heppner on Tuesday.
Mr. Barratt outlined several of
the accomplishments of both the
national and state organizations,
showing how every sheepman In
the state has ben financially bene
fitted by the work of his own or
ganization. Mr. Barratt said that,
unfortunately a few of the sheep
men have borne the full cost of
the work which has been conducted
for the benefit of the wool industry.
The meeting Tuesday was one of
a series being held in seven differ
ent counties. Mr. Holt discussed
briefly the trip which he made last
year to Chicago and back to the
east coast as a guest of Swift and
Company. Annually this company
is host to eleven stockmen, one
from each of the eleven western
states, on a trip designed to show
the entire operations of the meat
packing Industry. Mr Holt made
a vivid comparison between the
highly organized and extremely ef
ficient meat packing industry and
the helpless condition of the loose
ly organizing producers.
R. A. Ward, manager of the Pa
cific Cooperative Woolgrowers, dis
cussed the market outlook for wool.
According to Mr. Ward, consump
tion of wool in 1935 was more than
double the annual consumption for
the three years prior, with the es
timated consumption for 1936 about
half way between 1934 and 1935.
With the domestic supply of wool
considerably smaller than domestic
consumption, the price, Mr. Ward
said, would be governed largely by
the world price plus the tariff. This
should make for a fairly good price
for 1936 wools yet unsold. Wool
substitutes, according to Mr. Ward,
J'll tend to depress the price unless
cotton, rayon, and other fibers used
as adulterants also go up in price.
D. Holbrook, U. S. statistician,
outlined the work of the crop and
livestock estimate division, with
which he is connected.
R. I. Thompson, president of the
Morrow County Lamb and Wool
growers association, presided as
chairman of the meeting. A reso
lution was prepared and signed by
all of the sheepmen present ask
ing for a conference with railroad
ollicials In the near future to reach
an amiable adjustment in certain
freight rate controversies.
German Town is Planned
in Face of Much Difficulty
(Editor's Note This is the first
of several articles written for this
.newspaper by Eric W. Allen, dean
of the University of Oregon school
of journalism, who is now traveling
in Europe on a fellowship granted
by the Oberlander Trust of the
Karl Shurz memorial foundation.
Dean Allen was also named special
representative of the Oregon State
planning board.)
Dean of the University of Oregon
School of Journalism.
SOEST, Westphalia, Germany.
Zigzagging slowly across France
and Germany, we drove recently In
to the most charming little city one
ever dreampt about, a medieval
walled town straight out of the pic
tures of Maxfield Parrlsh or How
ard Pyle, with all the added charm
of the Knte Greenaway pastorals of
our childhood.
It was Soest, of which we had
never heard. Furthermore, it seems
to me the most practical and well
regulated city I had ever entered.
It shone with fresh paint and bus
iness prosperity, artiste good taste
and commercial enterprise, and was
spreading out beyond the walls and
old moat Into lovely new suburbs.
Its population is about that of Eu
gene. I said to myself, this Is no acci
dent. Brains and organizing abil
ity have been at work here. Fe, fo,
ft, fum, I smell the results of city
and regional planning of the most
enlightened sort. I will find out
who put this thing through and
perhaps the folks back In Oregon
who believe progress should be
planned for and brought to pass
will be Interested In the Btory.
From Dr. Shulte-Brauchs, the
principal of the modern language
high school for boys, we learned the
story of the remarkable man who
Is principally responsible for mak
ing the little city of Soest a show
place of which all Germany is now
rightfully proud.
The man who made Soest what
It la today is not even a resident
Heppner Men Spend
Day at Mt. Vernon
County Judge Wm. T. Campbell,
Frank S. Parker, county commis
sioner, S. E. Notson, district attor
ney, and M. D. Clark comprised a
delegation of Heppner citizens who
visited Grant county last Friday.
The day was spent at Mt Vernon
where the delegation went to confer
with C. A. Minor on matters rela
tive to the John Day Irrigation dis
trict. Members of the party report a
pleasant visit with Mr. Minor at
his Mt Vernon store. They found
him optimistic, as usual, and a
booster for Mt Vernon nad the
John Day valley.
It was the good fotune of the
Heppnerites to meet Guy Boyer in
Mt Vernon and to be invited to
the Boyer home for dinner.
The party drove to Mt. Vernon
via the Heppner-Spray route and
returned by the Pendleton-John Day
highway to Vinson. The latter
route is longer than the Heppner
Spray but was found to be a more
comfortable road to travel.
Baby Hawk Becomes
Pal of Skuzeski Boy
Hawks are not generally consid
ered friendly birds, but there is an
exception to that rule in Heppner.
Little John Skuzeski has a coop
er hawk not yet able to fly which
shows its appreciation of human
attention and kindness. The bird
was captured on the Dick Wight-
man place a short time ago and its
young captor has trained it to ride
on the hood of his "pushmobile."
So far the hawk has not shown any
of the characteristic traits attribu
ted to that branch of the bird fam
ily, but young John says he won't
let his sympathy deter him from
taking the right course if the symp
toms develop.
Clifford Sims and children, Zan
Jeannette and Marjorie, of Milton,
are visiting relatives in Heppner
this week. Florence Sims, who
had her tonsils removed week be
fore last, remained in Heppner and
will return with the family at the
conclusion of their visit.
Shelby Graves, farmer of the Lex
ington district, was transacting
business in Heppner Wednesday.
Mr. Graves has completed his har
vest and the results were not as
good as he had hoped for.
Lester Hunt was In town Wed
nesday for medical assistance.
While working in the forest he met
with an accident which resulted in
getting one ear partly torn off.
David Hynd and hi3 sister, Miss
Annie Hynd, are spending the week
In Portland visiting their sister,
Mrs. T. H. Lowe, who has been
ill for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rood were
Heppner visitors a few hours Mon
day from their home at Hermiston.
Bruce Bothwell is reported on
the sick list this week with what
is thought to be Influenza.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ekleberry of
Morgan were transacting business
in Heppner Wednesday.
Among Lexington people in Hepp
ner Monday were Mrs. Ola Ward
and daughter.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo is under the
weather this week and Is resting up
at home.
of the town. He holds no office.
He wields no power. Yet he is so
lived and respected that his word
has the force of law, and no man in
Soest may even paint his house un
less Pastor Clarenbach approves of
the color. Much less can he build,
or tear down, or alter a building,
or repaint an advertising sign un
til he has ascertained that Pastor
Clarenbach believes that the pro
jected change will represent the
true spirit of Soest
Pastor Clarenbach is a descend
ant of a line of Lutheran pastors,
but he plays a bigger part in West
phalia than that of country clergy
man of Borgeln. Ho also holds the
olfice of superintendent for the en
tire district in the Lutheran church,
and is the man behind the throne
in the far larger city of Soest where
he cannot even vote.
It was nearly thirty-four years
ago that Pastor Clarenbach got
the Idea that Soest could, by careful
planning, convert Its greatest lia
bility Into Its greatest asset The
town was very old. It was found
ed 2,000 years ago. Much of It was
run down. The narrow, crooked
streets were mud. The place was
badly lighted. It had no good
hotel. Nineteenth century progress
had brought in more or less com
mercial enterprise and shops and
factories were located in the wrong
places, originally beautiful old
world structures were plastered
over with blatant, tasteless adver
tising, and the place looked back
upon from the point of view of the
modern Inhabitant of Soest today,
was a mess.
Pastor Clarenbach organized a
little group to study the program of
Soest. He brought In experts of all
kinds to advise. By Intensive study
a plan was finally formulated, but
nobody wanted it They called it
theoretical and Impractical. But
the Idea became clear to an en
lightened few . of what could be
done that would make Soest a fa
mous and prosperous city. It was
to work out a program In which
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Beef Cattle Exhibits Add
ed to Wool and Grain
Show This Year.
Women's Auxiliary Posting Awards
In Fifteen Different Classes as
Share of Annual Show.
The Morrow County fair, to be
held August 27, 28 and 29 in con
junction with the Rodeo, promises
to be the largest fair of its kind
ever held here since the county fair
days. In addition to 4-H club work.
the grain and wool show, and the
woolen goods exhibit, there will be
open classes for beef cattle. Sever
al head of Herefords have already
been secured and it is probable
that other breeds will be shown
The grain show this year will
undoubtedly be one of the largest
that we have ever had. The first
and second prize exhibits will be
taken to the Pacific International
for competition in the land pro
ducts exposition. A special prize
of $10 will be awarded to the grange
having the most exhibits. Exhibits
need not necessarily be grown by
grange members but credit will be
given for exhibits to the grange
specified by the exhibitor.
The women's auxiliary of the
wooigrowers is again cooperating
with the fair board in sponsoring
the woolen goods exhibit Last
year's small beginning was so suc
cessful that prizes are being offer
ed this year in some fifteen differ
ent classes. The woolen exhibits
will again be on exhibition in the
lobby of the First National bank.
The exhibits may be left at any
time at Gordon's store. Classes for
this show are so varied that a
place will be found for almost any
type of woolen articles.
A feature of the 4-H club sheep
show will be the registered Delaine
ewes and lambs which were pur
chased thjs year from the J. E.
Smth Livestock company of Pilot
Rock. Registered ewes, with ewe
lambs at side, were bought this
spring by the club members. In
addition to the fine wool classes
there will be a fine Hampshire
show and a goodly number of
crossbreeds. Club members will be
showing breeding ewes, single ewe
lambs, single yearling ewes, single
fat lambs, pens of three ewe lambs,
and pens of thre fat lambs in all
three classes of fine wool blackface
and crossbreds.
The 4-H club cattle exhibit will
be considerably larger this year
than last. The club calves, as well
as the open class cattle, will be a
feature of the parade which this
year is to be held Friday morning.
A large display of farm machin
ery will be made by machinery
companies located in Morrow and
Umatilla counties.
The dormitory for 4- club mem
bers exhibiting at the fair will
again be main ained at the Elks
The sandwich and coffee booth,
outside the dance pavilion, will
again be run by the 4-H clubs this
year to raise funds for sending the
Morrow county delegation to the
state fair.
Nan Correll Wins $300
Scholarship Award
Miss Nan Carroll, whose mother
was Zilpha Hager, former Heppner
girl, was awarded a scholarship
prize at the recent national Elks
convention held In Los Angeles. An
account of the award was given in
a report of the grand lodge con
vention In the August number of
Elks Magazine, from which the fol
lowing is taken:
"Past Grand Exalted Ruler Ray
mond Benjamin of Napa, Calif.,
lodge No. 832, vice-chairman of the
Elks National Foundation trustees,
read a supplementary report of
that body, excerpts of which will
be printed in the September issue
of the magazine. Mr. Benjamin in
cluded in his report the reading
of an essay by Miss Nan Correll,
seventeen-year-old girl of Tucson,
Arizona, the winner of one of the
$300 scholarship awards offered in
this Grand Lodge year by the Elks
National Foundation trustees. The
award was made for the best essay
on "Will Rogers His Place and In
fluence In American Life." This
remarkable piece of writing was
received with great aplpause."
Miss Correll, with her mother,
and other members of the family
were guests at the home of Mrs.
Correll's sister, Mrs. John Bros
nan, for two weeks during July.
Hon. Walter L. Tooze, assistant
state chairman, and Lars Bladlne,
secretary of state committee, will
meet with the precinct committee
men of the Morrow County Repub
lican organization at the court
house, tomorrow (Friday), at 10
o'clock a. m. All republicans In
terested In effecting an efficient
campaign organization are invited
to attend this meeting. The ladies
are urged to attend and take part
In the meeting. The local candi
dates are expected to be present,
Dogs Slay Fawn in
Sheriff's Back Yard
SHERIFF Clarence Bauman is
on a still hunt Tar somebody's
dog or dogs. If t'.ie animals re
turn to his plac'i someone will
doubtless be min'is their pets.
Last Thursday, a fawn arrived
to grace the home of a buck and
doe at the Bauman residence.
The little fellow was a healthy
specimen, was taking nourish
ment, and frisking around in the
customary manner. The sheriff
was proud of his little charge and
hoped to see it grow up and
sprout horns if it was that kind
of a deer.
Imagine his surprise to enter
the pen Sunday morning and find
the little fawn dead the work
of killer dogs. Bauman has de
clared open season on dogs if he
catches them around the deer
Canadian Tells Uncle Sam
To Stand by Constitution
There is some doubt in the minds
of many Americans regarding the
advisability of abiding by the Con
stitution, but in the opinion of one
Canadian the people of this coun
try should uphold the document,
its precepts and traditions against
all attacks, whether they be from
within or without
That sentiment was expressed by
Col. Gorge A. Drew, K. C, of Tor
onto, Canada, at the recent Lions
International convention at Provi
dence, R. I.
Colonel Drew's address to the
convention, whether so intended or
not, had the appearance of bearing
directly upon the political situation
in the United States at the present
time. He made an appeal to Lions
to fight for those principles of
government as set forth in the
Constitution that sinister and ulter
ior forces which are seeking to ov
erthrow the power of the people
and establish a dictatorship in this
country may be thwarted.
A report on the convention was
given by S. E. Notson at Tuesday's
Lions luncheon. The speaker dwelt
at some length on Colqnel Drew's
speech and likewisa gave quite a
complete report of the convention.
So enlightening was his report. that
those not in the know little thot
but that the speaker had actually
been in attendance at the conven
tion. In fact Lion Barlow thought
he had put Notson on the spot by
announcing that the D. A. would
give a report of the meetng and
he later admitted that he couldn't
have made a better report himself.
The program was brightened by
two solos by Mrs. O. G. Crawford,
accompanied by Mrs. J. O. Turner.
Lions wore reminded that the
Fodeo season is on and that Wind
sor ties will be the vogue from
here on out.
Dr. Tibbies reported the progress
of the swimming tank project. The
city has made provision for turn
ing over the lots asked for and the
next step is to acquire the lot
owned by the county. The finance
committee made no report.
Walter A. Holt of Pendleton and
R. A. Ward of Portland were guests
and made brief talks.
Waids Observe Sixtieth
Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Waid of Stan-
field, former residents of the farm
ing section north of Lexington, ob
served their sixtieth wedding anni
versary at the home of their son,
Vernon Waid, at Stanfleld, August
6. Four of their five children,
with their families, were present,
including Vernon Waid of Stanfleld,
Miss Lenna Waid of Stanfleld, Mrs.
Neil White, Ukiah, and Mrs. Harry
uuvall or Lexington. One son,
Claude, who resides at Green Acres,
near Spokane, was unable to at
tend. Other guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Wickersham and dau
ghter of Portland.
There was a sumptuous dinner,
the crowning feature of which was
a huge wedding cake bearing three
large tapers representing the three
score years of married life of the
venerable couple.
Mr. and Mrs. Waid were married
near Springfield, Mo., Aucrust 6.
1876. They came to Morrow county
In 1906 and took up a homestead
15 miles north of Lexington which
was their home until movlne to
Stanfleld a few years ago.
Barratt Making Rounds
of Wool Men's Meetings
J. G. Rarratt. Dresulpnf nf fh.i
Oregon Wool Growers association
and prominent sheepman of Mor
row county, is busy this week pay
ing visits to ine various wool men s
groups of eastern Oregon.
Last PrldflV thfl Hennnpr mnn
was in Baker where he addressed
a meeting of wool men. Saturday
he performed a similar service at
Entermise. He was in Prmiiotnn
Monday, Heppner .Tuesday, and
Wednesday he went to Shaniko.
His itinerary includes Klamath
Falls and LlkpVlfiW in anntViiaen
Oregon, besides meetings scheduled
in omer places in central and east
ern Oregon.
Operators' Proof of Compliance
forms are now being signed In the
county agent's olllce. All those op
erators who signed an application
last fall for the AAA program,
which was later declared unconsti
tutional, should sign these com
pliance forms in order to be eligi
ble for the 1936 payment
Show Group Names Jud
ges and Committees in
Last Week.
Three-C Crew Burns Weeds, Grass
and Telephone Booth In Prep
aration for Big Event.
Heppner's Rodeo machinery was
oiled and put in smooth working
condition during the last week and
all efforts will be directed from
now on toward making the 1936
show an outstanding event.
Foremost among the acts of the
Rodeo officials was the selection of
judges and other officials for the
three-day wild west show. The
three men named for this import
ant work are Hamp Officer of Izee,
Richard Thompson of Athena, and
Lee Beckner of lone.
Timers are John Carter of Long
Creek and C. W. McNamer of
Starter of races, Tom Williams of
Long Creek.
Arena director, Tony Vey of But
ter creek.
Livestock director, Edwin Hugh
es of Lena.
Under the supervision of Walter
Blackburn, a crew of CCC boys
cleaned up the Rodeo grounds Tu
esday evening. In the course of
burning off weeds and grass one
of the Chic Sales telephone booths
caught fire and was destroyed. The
Rodeo association is in somewhat
of a quandary about replacing this
bit of equipment and the officials
hope the city will come to the res
cue with a booth of a different
Other work will be done in the
next few days to put the grounds
in tip-top shape. The track will
be smoothed and rocks removed to
make the oval safe for the fleet
footed ponies. Much of the arena
space has been kept free of weeds
during the summer by the CCC
baseball activities, but the ground
will probably be disced or in some
manner made softer to receive the
unsuccessful candidates, for riding
Edwin Hughes, livestock director,
started this week to gather up the
association's stock. The horses have
been running on mountain pasture
during the summer and should be
in just the right shape to entertain
the riders when the show opens.
Tony Vey has come to town to
get the program in shape. Entries
are coming in at a good rate, Indi
cating that the contests here are
proving popular with performers.
Many inquiries relative to the show
are keeping Secretary Len L. Gil
liam busy making answers.
The parade committee includes
R. B. Ferguson, Dr. R. C. Law
rence and Harlan McCurdy. New
features are being worked on to
make this year's parade the best
ever. It is stated that enough en
tries are already slated to put this
year's parade way out in front
Earl Gordon reports that he has
the concessions lined up, while Earl
Eskelson is busy practicing up on
his best etiquette to act as the
queen's escort
In the absence of Harold Buh
man, Joe Green has been coaching
the band. Mr. Buhman is expected
to return to the city this week end
and with the return of most of the
members of the band, the musical
entertainment is assured.
Railroad Pamphlets Aid
Widespread Safety Move
"Stop! Look! Listen!" Is the cap
tion over another circular Issued
by W. M. Jeffers, executive vice
president of the Union Pacific rail
road, in the effort to reduce high
way accidents, especially those
which occur on grade crossings.
Several hundred miles of transcon
tinental highways border Union Pa
cific lines and these are a favorite
place for autoists to "race the
train," endangering not only their
own lives but passengers on the
trains and other drivers on the
During the summer there have
been a number of accidents where
drivers have tried to "beat the
train" over crossings with unfor
tunate results for the drivers and
many narrow escapes from serious
injury or death.
Thousands of the new circulars
have been issued by the railroad
and sent to its agents in every city
for distribution to public officials
to churches, to civic clubs and for
posting In railroad stations, hotels
or wherever they may be seen by
the public. Several months ago
a similar circular was issued and
read in practically every school
room in the west The railroad
company seeks to enlist all citi
zens in the effort to reduce the
number of such accidents.
H. Kuska, who was a teacher In
the Pine City high school a number
of years ago, writes from Chicago
to announce to his friends In Mor
row county that he was married In
that city on August 1. The bride
was Miss Ann Hrouda of Wiscon
sin. Mr. Kuska is now in the pos
tal service in Chicago.
Lena Candidate Takes
Big Lead for Queen
Following Saturday night's dance
in Heppner, Miss Genevieve Hanna,
Lena's entrant in the race for
queen of the 1936 Heppner Rodeo,
took an imposng lead, outdistanc
ing her nearest opponent Miss
Frances Rugg of Rhea creek, by
11,500 votes. This does not assure
Miss Hanna's election to the covet
ed post for there remain two more
dances of the regular schedule, Wil
lows grange and Lexington, and
the three trailing candidates may
be able to muster some strength in
the next two weeks. At this time,
however, it looks like Miss Hanna
has a lead that will be hard to
overcome because of the fact that
she has remained at the top of the
column for several weeks, making
steady gains at each dance.
Candidates' standings show Miss
Hanna with 34,300; Miss Rugg 22,
800, Miss Doherty 21,900. and Miss
Heliker 21,300.
The next dance will be held at
lone Saturday evening, August 15.
Noble Saddles Bought
By Umatilla Stockman
Jesse Myrick, prominent rancher
of the Adams district in Umatilla
county, and Ralph Tachella of Pen
dleton were in Heppner Tuesday
interviewing E. G. Noble, veteran
saddlemaker. These men were seek
ing the best in the saddle line and
decided the Heppner shop was the
place to get what they wanted.
Noble saddles have been leaders
In the northwest for many years
and the order book is always a
jump or two ahead of the deliver
ies. . Cowhands, rodeo performers
and lovers of horseback riding up
and down the coast states and
Borne of the Rocky mountain states
Jtnow the value of this famous sad
dle manufactured in Heppner and
repeat orders have been the rule.
Mrs. Flora Dimick returned Sun
day from Portland where she at
tended Buyers Week and looked
after business matters. Mrs. Josie
Jones, who accompanied Mrs. Dim
ick to the city, remained over for
a few days to visit at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Harold Stiles.
She expected to return to Heppner
Miss Delores Pearson of Port
land is a guest at the John Wight
man home this week. Miss Pear
son, former teacher in the Hepp
ner high -school, is now connected
with the Portland school system.
Mr. and Mrs. John Anglin are en
joying a two weeks vacation which'
started Sunday morning when they
left for Seattle. They are driving
south along the coast and last
heard from were in Seaside.
Bernard Davis, certified account
ant, arrived in Heppner Monday
evening and is engaged in auditing
the books of the county. Mr. Dav
is is a resident of Salem.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
J. J. Hayes Wednesday morning at
the home of Mrs. Hayes' mother,
Mrs. Henderson Stout
Romantic Era in History
Ends With Barbed Wire
Shipping sheep by automobile
truck over paved highways in 1936
is a far cry from tne mode of mov
ing the flocks in 1886. Now a few
head are loaded into a truck and
hauled several hundred miles in a
day. Or, if the distance is greater
than one day's hauling, a whole
band or more of the woolly animals
may be loaded onto a train and
transported across several states.
That is the condition of 1936. In
1886 it was a different story. The
automobile had not been thought
of (at least from a standpoint of
practical operation) and from this
region hauling by train had not
become the practice. Even for sev
eral years following the construc
tion of the Heppner branch and the
completion of the Union Pacific
1 ne between Portland and Omaha,
sheepmen continued a practice that
had been in use for a number of
years trailing their bands from
this region to destinations east of
the Rockies.
It has been nearly 40 years since
sheep trailing to the winter feeding
grounds was abandoned. And
stiange to say, it was not so much
the growth of transportation facil
ities that caused the abandonment
of the practice as it was one of the
other modern developments. The
wire fence the kind with the little
barbs twisted through the strands
had more to do wtih turning back
the trailing flocks than any other
That is the opinion expressed by
one Heppner man who spent ten
or eleven years trailing sheep from
Heppner to Wyoming, Colorado and
Nebraska. The citizen is George
Mr. Lund followed the trailing
business from 1888 to 1898. In the
early days of the business about
the only fences met between
Heppner and the destinations east
of the mountains were those of oc
casional ranchers and were mostly
of the rail type. Each succeeding
year witnessed new settlers and
diversions In the trails were neces
sary, but no difficulty was encoun
tered in transporting the sheep un
til the homesteaders began flocking
into Idaho and surrounded their
newly acquired acres with barbed
wire fencing. It was then that the
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Superintendent Takes Po
sition With Seattle Sys
tem; Arrives Here.
Absence of Board Members Delays
Hiring of Sucessor; Several Ap
plications Received.
Edward F. Bloom, superintend
ent of the Heppner schools for the
last four years, has been elected as
superintendent of all schools on
Bainbridge island, suburb of Seat
tle. Mr. Bloom has accepted and
arrived in Heppner yesterday to
tender his resignation to the local
school board.
Acompanying Mr. Bloom to Hepp
ner was Alton Blankenship, high
school principal and director of
physical education, who seeks to
succeed his former chief as super
intendent Because of the illness of Dr. A.
D. McMurdo, chairman, and the ab
sence of Spencer Crawford, member
of the school board, no action has
as yet been taken regarding the
election of a new superintendent
It is understood that other appli
cations have been presented the
board and it is desired to have a
full attendance of officials to con
sider the several candidates.
Mr. Bloom wil have charge of all
schools on Bainbridge island, in
cluding a union high school and
three grade schools. He considers
it a good advancement in his pro
fession and is happy for this op
portunity to enter work in a larger
field. He expects to leave Heppner
again tomorrow and will return
later to move the household effects
to the new home.
Mr. Bloom expresses his appreci
ation of his pleasant associations in
Heppner in the following state
ment: "In tendering my resignation as
superintendent of the Heppner
school system I wish to express my
deepest appreciation to the school
board for its splendid cooperation
and friendly counsel.
"It has been a rare privilege and
an inspiration to guide the fine boys
and girls of this community during
the past four years.
"Mrs. Bloom and I shall cherish
the memory of our friends in Hepp
ner. "It is with most profound regret
that we sever our connections in
this community.".
While head of the local system
Mr. Bloom was raisd to the pres
idency of Oregon State High Schol
Athletic association, besides head
ing athletic activities In the east
ern Oregon district for several
years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bloom
were community leaders and will be
greatly missed by a wide circle of
sheepmen began to have their trou
bles. "The last trip I made was In 1898
and we had to ship the sheep by
train across Idaho. The homestead
ers had settled the country and
built so much fence there was no
feed left for the sheep. We un
loaded in eastern Idaho and com
pleted the journey to Colorado on
the trail," stated Mr. Lund.
It was the custom for buyers
to come in the spring to make their
purchases. Immediately after shear
ing the sheep, , all wethers, were
started for the mountain ranges
and were kept moving until thev
reached the winter feeding grounds
of the buyers.
"Dan Neville was foreman of the
first drive I made," said Lund. "If
my memory serves me right, Andy
Stevenson was the cook. Bill Lil
lard and I were the herders. We
crossed through the upper John
Day region and made our way to
Olds Ferry on the Snake, entering
Idaho where Weiser now stands.
The trail led through Payette, Boise
and Wood River to the southeast
ern part of the state. Some of the
drives ended in Wyoming. I made
one trip to Platte Valley, Nebraska,
but most of them were to Wyoming
and Colorado. We usually went
through what is cal,led the "sinks"
of Snake river to Idaho Falls, and
thence into Wyoming where we
took the south pass to Cheyene.
"Trailing was more Interesting
than straight herding for we mov
ed camp oftener and saw much of
the country. The boys usually
planned on having a good time
when they arrived at Boise, Chey
enne and other of the more im
portant towns along the way, but
for some reason we were generally
disappointed. We had to cross cat
tle country occasionally and as the
feeling between cattlemen and
sheepmen was none too good, It
was not advisable to leave our
flocks unguarded."
Lund made his last trip In 1898
and it was then the sheep had to
be shipped across Idaho. "The bar
bed wire fence put a stop to sheep
trailing," Lund said, "and sheep
buyers began to patronize the ra.ll
road out of jjeppner. The boys
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