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Volume 25, Number 31.
Endorses State Power and
Bank Measures; Large
Program at Cecil.
Grangers Endorse Work of Blow
Control Committee; Discuss
Roads, Other Problems.
Highlight of quarterly Pomona
grange meeting at Cecil, Saturday,
was the address of Ray W. Gill,
state master, In which he outlined
the state grange stand on proposed
measures to appear on the Novem
ber 3 ballot Seventy-five people
attended the lecturer's program un
der direction of Mrs. Vtda Heliker,
Pomona lecturer.
The program included song by
audience, resume of summer vaca
tion trip east by Mrs. Heiny of
Rhea creek, talk by Mr. Corson of
state grange bulletin vocal solos
by Miss Helen Ralph of lone, (Mss
Ralph was assisted in singing "The
Old Spinning Wheel" by a demon
stration of the same by Opal Cool
and Marion Krebs, using an old
spinning wheel brought from Swed
en many years ago), talk by State
Lecturer Mrs. G. W. Thiesson, talks
by Mrs. Ray Gill and Mrs. Lucy E.
Rodgers, county school superinten
dent. Frank C. Alfred, candidate
for district attorney thanked his
friends for yote in the primaries
and urged everyone to vote. Song
by audience closed the program.
Mrs. Rodgers' theme was "Educa
tion for Citizenship," mentioning
some of the state school laws. She
expressed the opinion that there
should be no restrictions in the
schools on the free discussion of
present-day social, political and ec
onomic questions and that there is
a need for highly trained teachers.
She urged country school boards to
be alert to needs of their districts,
asked support of Bill 4793 calling
for federal aid of schools which will
be before the next congress, and
touched on the program of N. E. A.
adopted in 1936.
Mr. Gill cited arguments favor
ing the power bill and state bank
bill, alleging much lack of inform
ation on what these bills are aimed
to accomplish, as well as much
false propaganda against them.
Resolutions were adopted at the
4 o'clock business meeting support
ing the special measure to levy a
tenth-mill tax for rodent control
and endorsing work of the blow
control committee in seeking to pre
vent wind erosion of soil in certain
sections of the county.-
Discussion was had of the agri
cultural conservation program, re
sulting that speakers be invited to
each subordinate grange to explain
compliance requirements. Harvey
Miller and George Peck were rec
ommended. Ernest Heliker report
ed for the road committee, result
ing in much discussion and hope
for future accomplishment, as well
as constructive criticism of past
performance. Orville Cutsforth,
chairman of the committee to se
cure information on the county
budget, had nothing to report as
the committee had not met. High
way beautiflcation and grass fires
were also discussed. Mary Lundell,
county deputy and state chairman
of H. E. C, gave an Interesting
talk on conferences and urged at
tendance at the one to be held in
Boardman, Oct. 12. Results of the
Tltualistic contest were given, there
belmr but four granges represented,
as follows: Rhea Creek 89, Willows
85.3, Greenfield 20, Irrigon 88.3. A
standing vote of thanks was given
Willows grange. Supper was serv
ed, drill practice conducted by Mrs.
Lundell, and the rest or the evening
enjoyed In -dancing until 12 o'clock.
Institute Set Nov. 6;
Report Cards Revised
Stan Atkln of Irrigon, president
Morrow county unit O. S. T. A., pre
sided over meeting of Institute and
report card committees at the coun-
. ty school superintendent's office
here yesterday evening. Date for
the annual county teachers' insti
tute was set November 6, and plans
were laid fo that event.
Grade school report cards for the
county were revised and standard
ized for use of all schools in the
county. The cards will be dstrib-
uted to the schools just as soon as
they are off the press, Mrs. Lucy E,
Rodgers, superintendent, announc
ed. Attending the meeting were
Mr. Atkln, George Tucker, William
Campbell, Alden Blankenshlp and
Mrs. Rodgers.
Mrs. Marie Clary, principal of the
Hardman high school, this week an
nounced that she would be a write
in candidate for the position of
countv school superintendent at the
coming November 3 election. She
will oppose Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers,
Incumbent, who received tne non
partisan nomination to the olllce
at the primaries. Mrs. Rodgers
was unopposed for the nomination,
Neighbors and friends of the
lone community have slated a bene
fit dance at Legion hall In lone Sat
urday evening far Mr. and Mrs.
Charles O'Connor, who recently
lost their home by Are.
Rites Held for Pioneer Who Came
Here at Age of 11; Was Road
Supervisor for 25 Years.
James H. Gentry, pioneer Hepp
ner farmer and county road super
visor for 25 years, died Saturday at
the family home in south Heppner,
following a lingering illness. Fu
neral services, attended by a large
concourse of relatives and friends,
were held Monday afternoon from
the Case Mortuary chapel, Rev. R.
C. Young, Methodist minister, of
ficiating. Interment was in Ma
sonic cemetery.
The floral tribute profusely told
the esteem held in the hearts of the
community for the worthy citizen
who had bravely fought a losing
battle for several years against the
encroachment of a malicious dis
ease. Pallbearers, all long-time
friends of the deceased, were Ad
Moore, L. E. Bisbee, Will Ball, Wil
liam McCaleb, Elbert Cox and Orve
Mr. Gentry had been a continu
ous resident of this county for 54
years, coming here with his parents,
Frank and Nancy Gentry, when 11
years of age from Winterset, Iowa,
where he was born February 2, 1871.
The family first settled at the forks
of Willow creek on ground now
partly occupied by the city's arte
sian wells. They later moved to the
old Wigglesworth place, now known
as the Ed Neill farm, on Butter
creek, then again moved to a farm
In Blackhorse. Mr. Gentry received
part of his schooling in the Hepp
ner schools.
On March 8, 1899, he married
Miss Mattie Duncan at Heppner,
and In 1905 the family home was
made on the present farm in the
south edge of Heppner.
Here theJ
tireless efforts of both Mr. and Mrs.
uentry are renected in one or tne
most pleasant farm homes in the
county. Mr. Gentry combined hay
and stock raising with wheat farm
ing in the many years of residence
here while also holding the job of
county road supervisor for 25 years
before the present county engineer's
office was established. He had part
in building many of the county's
roads and was considered one of
the best road men in the county.
Surviving besid.es the widow are
a son Emery of Weston, and daugh
ter, Mrs. Aura Daniels of Athena;
four brothers, Austin and Mack of
Heppner, Loren of Leighton, Alta.,
Canada, and Elmer of Colfax, Wn.,
and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ward
of Ontario, Mrs. Ethel Brocc of
Portland, and Mrs. Mary Purcell
of Dillon, Mont.
Local Boys Make Good
Record at Stock Show
Marvin Casebeer, senior in high
school, won third place in individ
ual honors in beef judging at the
Pacific International Livestock ex
position at Portland Saturday with
a total of 185 points. He was the
highest scoring individual in the
beef judging contest from Oregon.
The boys winning first and second
places were from Washington.
The livestock judging team, rep
resenting the Heppner Smith
Hughes department, consisted of
Marvin Casebeer, Bill Browning,
Norman Griffin, and Fred Hoskins,
alternate. Others making the trip
were Francis Healy and Andy
Shoun, both members of the Smith
Hughes vocational agriculture
classes, and Mr. Grimes, instructor.
The Heppner school, competing
against 45 other livestock judging
teams from schools in Oregon,
Washington, Idaho and Montana,
ranked in 36th place. There were
46 teams represented with a total
of 122 boys participating. Seven of
the ten teams below Heppner were
from Oregon.
Saturday evening the members of
the team were the guests of the
management of the Pacific Interna
tional at the night horse show and
rodeo. Monday morning before re
turning the boys visited Swift &
company's plant and the stock
yards at North Portland.
The boys made a remarkable
showing at the contest for a team
which was Inexperienced, in com
petition with schools which have
given a great deal of training for
this work," commented Mr. Grimes
upon their return Monday evening.
Boardman Judging Team
Places High in Portland
The stock judging team from
Boardman high school placed eigh
th among 21 Oregon teams in judg
ing beef, sheep and hogs, and 24th
among teams from Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana at the
Pacific International in Portland
last Saturday. They placed fourth
of all teams in judging beef heifers
and Pat Healy tied for third indiv
idual place among 138 boys in judg
ing Duroc-Jersey hogs. The team
included Stanley Partlow, Pat Hea'
ly, Ralph Skoubo and Ted Wilson,
The boys report that the Pacific
International this year Is a won
derful show of fine stock and that
the night horse show and rodeo Is
fine, especially the demonstration
by the army officers and their hors
es Just back from the Olympic
The F. F. A. financed the trip by
operating three concessions at the
North Morrow County fair at Irri
Morrow county chapter American
Red Cross has sent $15 to Bandon
fire sufferers, reports Mrs. Vawter
Parker, chairman.
Sherman Shaw Passes;
Was Long-Time Resident
Sherman Shaw, 71, native of Iowa
who spent 41 years of his life in
Morrow county, was laid to rest in
Lexington cemetery yesterday af
ternoon following services at the
I. O. O. F. hall here with Alvin
Kleinfeldt Christian minister of
this city, officiating. Mr. Shaw died
Saturday at the I. O. O. F. home
in Portland, where he had resided
for the last four years.
Mr. Shaw was born at Garden
Grove, Iowa, and he came to Mor
row county 45 years ago. Most of
his life was spent here as a general
laborer, though for several years he
resided on a farmstead in the moun
tains on Willow creek, just below
the old Herren mill, where for many
years the cabin in which he resided
was known as the Sherm Shaw
cabin. In the last several years of
this residence In Heppner he held
the position of janitor in the Odd
Fellows building, retiring to the
home as a well earned reward for
fathful service in the order cover
ing many years. Mr. Shaw never
He was preceded in death five
years ago by one brother, Nathan
iel Shaw, pioneer farmer of Clarks
canyon. Surviving are the sister-in-law,
Mrs. Casha Shaw; brothers,
Downing Shaw and Ward Shaw of
Garden Grove, la., and Mack Shaw
of Des Moines, la.; and sister3,
Thyrza Young of Garden Grove,
and Coralle Stanley of Vetna, Okla.
0. B. Flory Pronounced
Carbon Monoxide Victim
Word is received by Heppner
friends of the death of Owen B.
Flory, for two years manager of the
local Standard Oil station, and re
cently of Yakima, Wash. Mr. Flory
was found dead beside his car on
the Naches highway just below the
American river junction in Wash-
ington about 2 o'clock last Thursday
morning. He was traveling alone.
A blood test attributed death to
carbon monoxide poisoning. Ap
parently he had stopped the car,
turned off the motor and had seat
ed himself on the running board be
fore succumbing to the gas.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday from the Shaw & Sons chap
el in Yakima, Rev. D. W. Ferry of
ficiating, and Interment was in Ter
race Heights Memorial park. While
n Heppner Mr. Flory was active in
the American Legion and 40 et 8,
being an overseas veteran with 31
months service in the navy. He
crossed the Atlantic 17 times on
convoy duty and was a survivor of
the ill-fated San Diego. He was also
Mason. He left Heppner In 1928
and since that time has been con
nected with the Yakima Hardware
company. He is survived by his
widow and infant daughter.
Sixty-four enrollees from Fort
Devens, Mass., will arrive at the
local CCC camp this afternoon.
Millard D. Rodman, camp super
intendent of the local CCC camp,
is back from his fourteen-day leave
to central Oregon where ne went
deer hunting.
The local CCC camp is to put on
a playlet for the Heppner Public
library benefit show on the 30th of
this month.
L. H. Guild and W. Frandsen,
members of the SCS technical staff
of the local CCC camp, have re
turned from the drouth area of the
middle West where they have been
engaged in soil conservation drouth
relief work. Mr. Guild was sta-
toned at Watford, N. D., and Mr.
Frandsen was at Faith, S. D.
Capt. William R. Reynolds, lo
cal CCC camp commander, with
Cornelius Crowley, Irvin Dwyer,
Francis Scully and Andrew Don
nelly, CCC enrollees, motored to
Pullman last Saturday to attend the
Washington State college and Stan
ford university football game.
The Lexington calf club met for
the first meeting of the new club
year Friday evening, Oct 2, at the
C. N. Biddle home home. Twenty-
five persons were present and three
new members were taken into the
club. The three new members are
Jean Rauch, Mae Edmundson and
Donald Campbell. The club now
has eleven members. The business
meeting included a reading, "Our
First Club Year Review," sugges
tions for the new year, secretary
and treasurer's report, and plans
for a dance. The dance will be
given to start a fund for county
and state fair expenses next year,
also any other club expenses.
Officers elected were, president.
Donald Campbell; vice-president
Ervin Rauch; secretary Mae Ed
mundson; treasurer, Eugene Ma
jeske; news reporter, Joyce Biddle.
After the meeting refreshments
were served.
By Joyce Biddle, news reporter.
Lexington grange lecture hour
program will start prompty at 7:30
Saturday evening. All members and
friends are Invited to attend this
program. The regular grange
meeting will fallow the program.
Many things of interest will be
brought up. Refreshments will be
served after the meeting.
Our sincere thanks are extend
ed to the kind neighbors and friends
for their help, sympathy, and floral
tribute, at the time of our bereave
ment. , Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Stephens
and family,
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Wlmmett,
John D. Watklns,
Charlotte Watklns,
Lee Watklns,
Leora Watkins and daughter.
Show Boat Will Appear at
Gym-Audtorium 15th
For Public View.
Enlarged Showing Includes Spec
tacular Erosion, Rodent Con
trol Films; Admission Free.
An educational feature of Interest
to all the county is announced for
next Thursday. October 15, when
the Show Boat will come to Hepp
ner. This educational service of the
soil conservation division of the
department of agriculture will
make an appearance for the general
public at the school gry-auditorium
at 8 o'clock in the evening. There
will be no admission charge, and ev
eryone is urged by M. E. Dixon,
Camp Heppner educational director,
to take advantage of the opportu
nity to see in pictures, and hear
what the soil conservation program
is accomplishing.
An afternoon appearance will be
made at the same place for all
school children of the county. The
exact time was not stated, though
Mr. Dixon said it would be the lat
ter part of the afternoon.
This educational feature of the
soil conservation work has been in
use for several years; but it is an
nounced that this year's presenta
tion far exceeds In scope and in
terest that of preceding years. The
movies will include all film before
shown besides much additional new
film. Included are a spectacular
soil erosion picture and a rodent
control film.
Mr. Dxon said the SCS Show Boat
is expected to make regular ap
pearances here at least once a
month in the future. Both Mr. Dix
on and Joseph Belanger, county
agent, stress the educational im
portance of this service in helping
to clarify the soil conservation work
being carried on in Morrow county
with the assistance of Camp Hepp
ner CCC.
Native of Iowa Crossed Plains
When Seven; Succumbs to At
tack of Mastoid Trouble.
Funeral services for Elisha Wat-
kins, 72, were held from the Church
of Christ yesterday afternoon with
Alvin Kleinfeldt, minister, officiat
ing. Interment was in Masonic
cemetery. Many friends and rela
tives paid tribute to this pioneer
who had spent 65 years of his life
in Morrow county.
Mr. Watkins died at Morrow Gen
eral hospital Sunday, following a
five-day illness attributed to mas
toid trouble. He had worked inter
mittently up to the time of his last
Illness, evidencing the hardihood
of an unconquerable pioneer spirit
Elisha Clark Watkins was born
at Des Moines, Iowa, May 17, 1864,
to John and Martha F. (Burch)
Watkins. He crossed the plains
with his parents at seven years of
age when they came to Morrow
county. On arriving at Heppner
they camped across the street from
where the postoffice now stands. His
father passed away in 1904 and was
buried in the local cemetery. As a
young man Mr. Watkins took a
homestead on upper Willow creek
where he farmed for many years.
While on the farm he married Amy
Cox, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. D. Cox, Morrow county pio
neers, and to this union five child
ren were born, one of whom was
killed in an automobile accident
a few years ago. Retiring from
the farm several years ago, Mr.
Watkins had since made his home
in Heppner. Though of mature
age, his willingness and ability
made his services much in demand
as a laborer and he was a respected
citizen. His eldest son, John D.,
assisted with his care in the last
Surviving besides the former wife
and the son, are three daughters,
Mrs. Elsie Stephens, Mrs. Ada Wim
mett and Charlotte Watkins, all of
Stanfield; a sister, Mrs. Leora An
derson of Stayton, and two broth
ers, Lee of Albany, and Carl Wat
kins. Locals Play Arlington
Here Friday Afternoon
By paul Mccarty
The local high school football
team will play one of its toughest
games of the year this coming Fri
day when it plays Arlington high
The river team has shown power
in both running and passing plays.
They have won all games played so
far, beating Dufur, The Dalles B
team and Stevonscn high school of
Washington. Heppner also showed
power when they defeated Fossil
40-0, but they did not fare as well
against Pendleton.
Coach Xetz will put the local team
through the regular Intensive train
ing this week for the tilt with the
Arlington Honkers, which should be
the best home game of the year.
County Growers Place
At Portland Exposition
Morrow county yheat growers
are making an excellent showing
in the land products show at the
Pacific International Livestock ex
position. All but one of the ex
hibits have won premiums, accord
ing to Joe Belanger, county agent
who entered the wheat In the show
last Friday.
O. W. Cutsforth, Lexington, won
first in the ard White class. Ern
est Smith, Lexington, won first In
the Hard Federation class. Lon
McCabe, lone, Burton Peck, Lex
ington, and F. N. Moyer, Lexing
ton, won third, fourth, and fifth re
spectively in the Hard Red Winter
class. F. N .Moyer placed fifth with
his Soft Federation, and Myleg Mar
tin, Lexington, took eighth pre
mium with hia club wheat
In the wool show, Malcolm O'
Brien won first on his fine wool
fleece in the 4-H club class and also
first in the open class for registered
Delaine ewe fleeces. Pat O'Brien
placed second in these same classes
with Gordon O'Brien winning third
ribbon in the 4-H club class.
One of the most spectacular
events of the Pacific International
this year was the 4-H club beef
show in which more than 200 fat
steers were entered. Lawrence and
Charles Smith of Boardman made
a creditable showing with their
yearling Hereford steers.
Thomson-Cox Nuptials
Solemnized at Home
The J. G. Thomson home was the
scene of the happy union of two
prominent Heppner families at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon when
Miss Winifred Thomson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomson, became
the bride of William Cox, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. Claude Cox. Rev. R.
C. Young, Methodist minister, read
the simple and beautiful ring cere
mony in the presence of immediate
members of the family and a few
close friends. The marriage cul
minated a happy romance of long
The bride wore a tailored black
suit with white accessories, in which
she departed with the bridegroom
shortly after the ceremony for a
wedding trip to the coast
Besides immediate members or
the two families at home, the guest
list included Mrs. Alex Gibb, Allen
Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Rasmus,
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Pruyn, Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce Gibb, Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Becket Mr. and Mrs. James
G. Thomson, Jr., Mrs. A. Q. Thom
son and Mrs. Mary Thomson.
Capt Julius L. Leibert, newly
appointed chaplain for the eastern
Oregon zone, CCC camps, was in
the city from Monday through yes
terday, assisting M. E. Dixon, Camp
Heppner educational adviser, in
outlining a program of activities for
the local camp. This was Captain
Leibert's first visdt to Heppner, tho
he expects to visit the local camp
for three days the early part of each
flionth. Included in the proposed
local program is a forum for dis
cussion of national and internation
al issues, in which the Heppner
public is invited to participate. Cap
tain Leibert is an authority on in
ternational questions, having broad
cast discussions of international is
sues over KMPR, one of the larger
Los Angeles radio stations, for more
than a year. He will also give a
course in public speaking, and ex
pects to acquaint himself with lo
cal problems. He has been stationed
at Vancouver barracks for the last
Rev. Glenn Wade of Hermiston
gave an interesting lecture in the
parlors of the Christian church Fri
day evening, his subject being, "How
to Put the Townsend Plan into Op
eration." Friends of the movement
were urged to register and use their
mighty weapon, the ballot, In the
support of the Townsend endorsed
candidates at the coming election.
The speaker made it very clear that
the only solution to the present
chaotic condition of the country is
the Townsend plan In effect Mr.
Wade is a dynamic speaker with
plenty of humor and his talk was
(rreatly appreciated by all present
The meeting was followed by a so
cial hour in which pumpkin pie and
toffee were served.
The Add-a-Stitch club met yester
day afternoon for business and
election of officers. Travel was In
play with high score going to Irene
Padberg and low to Elsie Cowins.
Coffee and cake were served by
Jennie Booher. Present were Elsie
Cowins, Zella Dufault, Delia Ed
mundson, Jennie Booher, Nina Sny
der, Ordrie Gentry, Irene Padberg.
The next meeting will be an all-day
meeting with pot-luck dinner, at
Ordrie Gentry's.
Our deepest thanks are extended
to the many kind friends and neigh
bors who so generously assisted us
following the fire, when our home
burned in lone.
The O'Conner Family.
The Episcopal Ladies auxiliary
will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2:30
p. m at the home of Mrs. Harold
Cohn. It Is requested that all mem
bers who can, be present
The regular meeting of Ruth
chapter, Order of Eastern Star, will
be held at Masonic hall tomorrow
Frank Hayes, WPA engineer, was
in the city yesterday from Pendle
ton discussing projects.
Native of Oregon Fanned for Man)
Years In Clark's Canyon;
Was Long a Mason.
Death came to John Iler, 82-year
old Morrow county pioneer, at his
home in this city early Tuesday
morning following a six-day illness.
Funeral services are being held this
afternoon from Masonic temple un
der auspices of Heppner Lodge No.
69, A. F. & A. M., of which the de
ceased was a long and faithful mem
ber, with interment following in
Masonic cemetery. The funeral
message was slated to be delivered
by Rev. R. C. Young, Methodist
minister. Phelps Funeral home Is
in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Iler was a native of Oregon,
having been born September 27,
1854, on Gales creek near Forest
Grove to S. W. and Caroline (Lee)
Iler, natives of Indiana and Illin
ois respectively. The early days
of his life were spent on Gale3
creek, and there on the anniversary
of his birth in 1875 he married Jen
nie Ray. Just fifty years ago, the
Ilera came to Morrow county, and
settled on the farm northwest of
Heppner beyond Clark's canyon
where they lived for many years,
and reared their family of three
children who attended school in the
nearby district school and at Hepp
ner. About twenty-five years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Iler moved to Hepp
ner and have resided here most of
the time since, having lived in their
present home for the last nine
Both Mr. and Mrs. Iler were es
pecially active in Masonic circles,
Mr. Iler having been a Mason for
nearly sixty years. He received his
fifty-year jewel several years ago.
He was a substantial citizen and
beloved by everyone who knew him.
Surviving Mr. Iler are the widow
and two daughters, (Neva) Mrs.
William LeTrace, and (Emma) Mrs.
George Evans, all of Heppner. A
son, Roy Iler, for many years a
brakeman on the O.-W. R & N.
railroad and later a conductor, pre
ceded him in death. Also surviving
are a sister, Mrs. J. H. Westcott of
Gaston, two brothers, S. W. Iler of
Pueblo Ponlnte, Mexico, and Carl
Iler of Newport; nine grandchil
dren and nine greatgrandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Iler celebrated their
sixtieth wedding anniversary last
County 4-H Winners
Feted by Portland Bank
The Pacific International Live
stock show in Portland during 1936
will long be a vivid memory to
Frances Wilkinson and James Peck
who this week were in Portland to
attend the Pacific International as
guests of The First National Bank
of Portland, because they both led
all Morrow county boys and girls
in 4-H club leadership and achieve
ment The bank awarded 42 free
trips, with hotel accommodations,
transportation, expenses and a
great variety of entertainment, to
one boy and one girl from 21 Ore
gon county 4-H club groups, decid
ing the winners by totaling their
points of leadership and achieve
ment as shown on their 4-H club
Arriving In Portland Monday,
these 4-H club representatives were
greeted by Grant Hemphill and
Miss Bertha Singer, First National
bank employees who are special
chaperones for the group during
their stay In Portland. A visit to
the Pacific International Livestock
exposition was first event of Mon
day's entertainment, followed by at
tendance at the 4-H club banquet
held in Penney hall on the exposi
tion grounds. The remainder of the
evening the bank's 4-H club guests
participated in the boys and girls
4-H livestock parade in the exposi
tion arena and attended the horse
Entertainment during their visit
included: a tour of the head offlce
of The First National Bank of Port
land early Tuesday morning, visits
to the exposition, sight-seeing tours
of Portland, a banquet with First
National bank officers as hosts on
Tuesday evening and an evening at
one of Portland s finest theaters.
Following a farewell luncheon
yesterday Frances Wilkinson and
James Peck left Portland for their
return home.
Registration Close Sees
Increase of 227 Voters
A total of 2377 voters were prop
erly enrolled to cast their ballots
in Morrow county at the November
3 election, reported Charles Barlow,
county clerk, at the close of regis
tration books Saturday.
This number represents an in
crease of 227 over the number reg
istered for the May primaries. The
democrats claimed the highest in
crease, 154, while republicans were
second with 69. The completed list
shows republicans still In the lead,
however, with 1571 against 743 for
the democrats. Other registrations
ire 2 progressives, 3 prohibitionists,
13 socialists, 42 independents and 2
The officers of Oregon State
grange will be In Boardman Oct. 12
for grange conference. This will
take place of the regular county
grange conference or council meet
ing, and will be of great interest
to all grangers, officers and mem
bers alike. Dinner will be served
at noon and the meeting will be
called Immediately afterward. Drill
contests and other business will
come after the supper hour.
New Ordinance Provides
Method of Nomination;
Election November 3.
Receipts in Quarter Exceed Levy
for Year; $5000 Bonds Refund
ed; Budget Committee Named.
Next Wednesday, Oct. 14, will be
the final day on which candidates
may file for city offices in order to
have their names printed on the
city ballot That fact is ascertained
under the new ordinance passed at
Monday evening's council meeting,
which provides the time and meth
od for nominating candidates to city
offices. So far no candidates have
entered the field for any position!
In order to qualify as a candidate,
anyone submitting his name must
prepare a petition, properly execut
ed and containing the names of at
least three percent of the number
of voters who voted for mayor at
the last general election, all of
whom must be legally qualified vot
ers of the city. The petition must
be in the hands of the city recorder
by the deadline date, twenty days
preceding the time of holding the
election. The city election will be
held concidentally with the general
election, November 3.
City Attorney Nys has ruled that
10 names on a petition is sufficient
to make it legal.
Up for election this time will be
mayor, four councllmen, recorder
and treasurer. Those whose terms
are expiring are Jeff Jones, mayor;
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, C. W. McNa
mer, Frank Shively and E. L. Mor
ton, councilmen; E. R. Huston, re
corder, and W. O. Dix, treasurer.
P. W. Mahoney and R. B. Ferguson
are the hold-over councilmen.
While the treasurer's third-quar
ter financial report, read Monday
evening, showed the city 'In good
condition financially, the council
voted a $5000 refunding bond on
part of the $10,000 bond payment
now due, in view of emergency wa
ter and street work. A feature of
the financial report was the $3200
received from taxes in the quarter,
whereas the total amount of taxes
to be . collected for the year was
$2400. The larger tax turn-over
represents liberal payments of de
linquent taxes.
The annual budget is slated to be
made up and discussed at the meet
ing November 2, with Mayor Jones
appointing J. G. Thomson, M. D.
Clark, L. E. Bisbee, W. C. Cox, Han
son Hughes and W. O. Bayless as
the freeholders' committee to act
with the council on the budget com
mittee. P. W. Mahoney was named
chairman of the budget committee,
and Hanson Hughes and W. O. Bay
less were named to assist him In
preparing the draft to present to the
budget committee.
To facilitate the budgeting work,
Mr. Mahoney asked that those In
charge of the several departments
prepare estimates of proposed ex
penditures for the coming year,
with figures of this year's expendi
tures. A discussion of the proposed
street improvement work brought
favorable comment from the coun
cil, and it was hoped that a sum
might be Included In the budget
sufficient to gravel and oil the city
streets. A survey of the streets
was ordered to determine the exact
yardage of material that would be
required. The streets to be includ
ed were estimated on a previous
survey to extend some three miles.
Minutes of the last meeting were
corrected to make the regular coun
cil meeting for payment of bills to
be held the third Monday each
month, and ordering all bills to be
in the hands of the recorder by the
10th of the month In order to be
considered at the next meeting.
Present at Monday evening's
meeting were Mayor Jones, Council
men Mahoney, McNamer and Fer
guson, Recorder Huston, Treasurer
Dix and Attorney Nys.
State Forester Approves
Willow Watershed Project
C. J. Buck, state supervisor of
national forests, has given his ap
proval to purchase of the Willow
creek watershed by the government,
opening way for action at Wash
ington which was held up pending
Mr. Buck's action. This word was
given J. L. Gault, receiver for First
National Bank of Heppner, by Rep
resentative Pierce when Mr. Pierce
was here last week. Mr. Gault said
Mr. Pierce had worked hard on this
The bank is largely Interested In
government purchase of timber In
this section, a large area of it be
ing among the bank's assets now In
course of liquidation.
Ray Pierson of Kansas will talk
In lone Saturday night, Oct. 10, at
8 o'clock, I. O. O. F. hall, under aus
pices of the Republican National
committee. The public Is cordially
invited to hear Mr. Pierson discuss
Issues of the presidential campaign.
A dance Is scheduled for the Par
ish house, Oct. 18. for woolgrowert
and their families and Woolgrow
ers Auxiliary and families; 25c each,