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Volume 52, Num'r 32.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 1936
EIGHT MEASURES IIP
Electors Given Big Job
to Digest Problems
by November 3.
AFFECT MANY LAWS
Old Age Assistance, Advertising,
Military Training, Taxation, Pow
er and Bank Business Included.
Eight bills and constitutional
amendments will confront the vot
ers when they go to the polls, No
vember 3, according to the official
voters' pamphlet received in Mor
row county this week. Added to
the long list of national, state, dis
trict and county offices, these give
Mr. and Mrs. Voter a large-sized
task In properly preparing them
selves to cast intelligent votes that
Included In the list are "Bill
Amending Old Age Assistance Act
of 1935," "Amendment Forbidding
Prevention or Regulation of Certain
Advertising if Truthful," "Tax Lim
itation Constitutional Amendment
for School Districts Having 100,000
Population," "Noncompulsory Mil
itary Training Bill," "Amendment
Limiting and Reducing Permissable
Taxes on Tangible Property," "State
Power Bill," "State Hydroelectric
Temporary Administrative Board
Constitutional Amendment" and
"State Bank Bill."
The old age assistance bill pro
poses to amend the 1935 old age
assistance act to reduce the
age of those eligible for assistance
from 70 to 65, making the act com
ply with the federal social security
act, placing the state under this act,
and providing for diversion of $1,
000.000 appropriated for old age as
sistance by the 1935 legislature to
other needy relief.
The advertising truth amendment
would amend the state constitution
so as to prevent the prohibition of
any advertising so long as the ad
vertising states the truth.
The tax limitation constitutional
amendment for school districts hav-
lng more than 100,000 population is
aimed to lift the 6 percent tax Jim
Itation bar on Portland schools next
year to permit them to levy up to
82 percent of the 1932 levy, also per
mitting exclusion of mandatory
levies now required by law in com
puting the levy for 1937 and subse
The noncompulsory military
training bill is aimed to do away
with compulsory military training
at the state college and university,
and leave it to students to elect
whether they shall take such train
ing. The amendment limiting and re
ducing permissable taxes on tangi
ble property provides a graduated
declining scale setting a limit on
tax rates on real and tangible prop
erty which may be charged fo:- 3e.te
and other purposes. The limit of
state tax would be 6 mills, to be re
duced 4 percent annually to 4.8 mills
In 1942 and thereafter.
The state power bill provides a
set-up for putting the state into the
retail power business and revises
present hydro-electric code.
The hydroelectric temporary ad
ministrative amendment Is a com
panion act with the power bill, put
tlmr the board of control in charg:
until a hydroelectric board can be
elected as provided in power bill,
The state banking act provides
for establishment of a state bank
with general banking privileges
with money deposited by all state
and municipal departments.
AT GRANGE MEET
Willows, Greenfield Locals Tie In
Contest, Lead Registration
at Board man.
The state grange conference at
Boardman Monday Is reported to
have been one of the best ever held.
State officers on the program, each
of whom was allotted 15 minutes,
included Ray Gill, master; Morton
Tompkins, overseer; Mrs. G. W.
Thiessen, lecturer; Mary Lundell,
chairman H. E. C; Chas. Wickland
er, state deputy; G. E. Corson, ad
vertising manager of the State
Grange Bulletin. Mrs. G. E. Cor
son had charge of registration, and
Joseph Belanger, county agent,
gave a talk. Community singing
and recreational games were led by
the state lecturer.
A series of floor demonstrations
were given In the afternoon with
members of the team being chosen
from various granges of the countv.
Uniformity in these parts of grange
floor work was the purpose.
Group discussions were held In
the evening with an officer of thi
state grange presiding at each
group. These consisted of legisla
tive, agricultural and home econ
omics committees, secretaries and
lecturers. The seating drill con
test was also held in the evening.
Drill teams from Willows and
Greenfield were the only contest
ants and tied for first place, the
judges saying this was the only
time such a thing had happened
on their tour this year. The prize
money was divided equally between
the two granges.
Although representatives were
present from all granges in the
county except Lena, Greenfield anc.
Willows were the only granges with
complete registration of officers.
Each of these granges will be
awarded their choice of several
splendid registration gifts offered
by the state grange.
More than a hundred grangers
attended the conference, with many
grange friends present at the open
Two splendid meals were pre
pared and served by the grange la
dies, and watermelons were given
to the state officers and to many of
the visitors. At the close of the
meeting an old-time dance round
ed out the evening until midnight
and all declared the conference to
be one of the best ever, the genial
hospitality of Greenfield grange
helping greatly to make it so.
Coroner's Jury Reports
Manner of O'Reilly Death
Due to unfounded reports as to
details of the accidental death of
Patrick O'Reilly, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Pat O'Reilly, formerly of this
city, the Gazette Times is reprint
ing from the Hermiston Herald the
report of the coroner's jury. The
accident happened Sunday, Sept.
27, near Hermiston. The report fol
This jury finds no evidence show
ing criminal negligence. The gun
inflicting the wound that resulted
in the death of O'Reilly was proba
bly held In the hands of Stuart Ran
kin, Harold Buell, Marvin Rankin
or Guy Jeppe.
The boys were standing on a
triangle concrete pier at the power
dam of the Hermiston Light &
Power company plant, shooting at
rocks probably the size of a wal
nut, at a distance of ten feet. As
O'Reilly stooped to pick up a shell
in front of him and in the haste of
the other, boys to be first to hit Uv
rock, the bullet, in line of the tar
get, pierced O'Reilly's head on the
right side above the ear. JJeatn
was caused by hemorrhage."
County War Veteran
Recalls Seeing Pope
Shaking his head askance at the
tense situation now prevailing in
Europe which omens another major
conflict, Henry E. Peterson of
Gooseberry recalled some of his ex
periences In the last world war
when In town the other day. It all
arose from a discussion general
conditions prevailing in European
countries aa compared with those
in the United States. Henry averred
that the United States was far
ahead In sanitary as well as econ
omic conditions as he saw them at
While stationed in France, he re
ceived a 14-day furlough which was
spent seeing Italy in company with
a buddy. He thus acquired some
observations on which to make a
well-founded comparison. But that
is extraneous to our story. What
we want to tell is how Henry had
an experience rare to many people
that of seeing the Pope of Rome,
the position then held by Pope Ben
Henrv and his buddy learned
while in Rome that Pope Benedicts
was to receive a group of visitors.
They joined the group and were re
ceived with the rest at the Vatican.
Though not professed Catholics,
they were received without ques
tion, and Henry still has some jew
els which were blessed by the pope
on that occasion.
STATE IN BUSINESS
DECRIED BY SMITH
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buskche
Set Golden Celebration
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke, pio
neer Morrow county residents, will
observe their golden wedding an-
nlversary with a public reception at
the Episcopal parish house in Hepp
ner, Sunday, October 25, from 2 to
6 p. m.
Open house will be held at that
time for all their friends, and all
are Invited. No formal invitations
are being issued.
LOCAL WOMAN SPEAKS.
Mrs. Alta Brown of this city was
guest speaker before a large group
of Townsendites and friends at the
Union church in Hermiston Tuesday
night last week. Her BUbject was
"The Women Voters of America."
Mrs. Brown is In charge of the wo
men's activities In this district and
has arranged for a meeting to be
held In Hermiston Tuesday, uct. w,
at the home of Mrs. F. E. Earnhart.
The purpose of these meetings is to
build up a more complete unaer-
standing of the Townsend recovery
plan through the woman's depart
The marriage of Edna E. Piatt
to Lee V. Pearson of Echo was sol
emnized October 8, at 4 p. m. by
Alvin Klelnfeldt at the home of the
bride's grandmother, Mrs. Emma
Gemmell on Chase street, in the
presence of a few relatives and
friends. They will be at homo to
thoir friends after October IS, at
Mr. Pearson's home in Echo.
BENEFIT DANCE SET.
Neighbors and friends of the
lone community have slated a bene
fit dance at Legion hall In lone Sat
urday evening for Mr. and Mrs.
Charles O'Conner, who recently
lost their home by Are.
Auxiliary Elects Officers;
Armistice Dance Slated
At a special meeting of the Amer
ican Legion auxiliary held Monday
evening at the home of Mrs. Har
old Cohn, the following officers were
elected for the coming year: Han-
na Jones, president; Ethel Adams,
1st vice-president; Alice Peterson,
2nd vice-president; Kuth Tamblyn
historian, and Lera Crawford, sec
Plans were discussed for assist
lng the American Legion post In
putting on a pre-Armlstice dance
Nov. 6. This dance will be held In
the Elks hall and music will be fur
nished by Kauffman's orchestra of
It was also decided to have
clothes drive to assist members and
their families who lost so much In
the Bandon fire.
It was voted to change the date
of meeting of the unit to the see
ond Monday evening of each month.
CCC CAMP NEWS.
George H. Fields, district educa
tlonal adviser from Vancouver Bar.
racks, Wash., was the guest of th
local CCC camp this week. Mr,
Fields commended educational ac
tivlties of the camp.
The camp has organized a nonde-
nomlnatlonal church to be known
as Camp Heppner church. This Is
the first time in the history of the
CCC's that such a church has been
organized within a camp. At the
first meeting of this church group
lust Wednesday night, George Noble
was elected as senior aeacon aim
Allen P. Schuck was elected junior
deacon. Local ministers will be In
vited from time to time to give talks
to the group.
Lt. Louis P. Tormey, junior offi
cer of the camp, left last week end
to report to Camp Trask, CCC No
2109, near Tillamook where he will
assume similar duties.
AT LEX SATURDAY
Annual Celebration Set With Big
Dinner, Entertainment, Dance;
Other News of the Week.
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Lexington is looking forward to
entertaining a record crowd at the
annual Pioneers' reunion Saturday.
Following the basket dinner at
noon a program is being prepared
for the afternoon's entertainment.
Old time dancing will be enjoyed
from 7 until 9 o'clock. Following
this Pritschard's orchestra from
The Dalles will play for the danc
ing during the remainder of the
Some excitement was created
when Are broke out on the stage
in the high school auditorium
Thursday evening during the pro
gram depicting the "Wonders of
Liquid Air," which was presented
by James Williams, who is with the
National School Assemblies'. Dur
ing an experiment which was be
ing-performed by Mr. Williams an
explosion occurred, setting fire to
the stage curtains. The blaze was
extinguished by the use of chem
icals before much damage was done.
Mrs. Harvey Bauman and Mrs.
George Gillis entertained with a
kid" party at the Bauman home
Monday evening. The guests all
came attired in juvenile clothing
and appropriate games were played
during the evening. A prize for the
most appropriate costume was given
to Wm. D. Campbell. The hostesses
served refreshments of chicken
sandwiches, animal crackers and
milk. Those attending were Miss
Mary Alice Reed, Miss Jean Craw
ford, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Camp-
bell, Mrs. Lester White, Mr. and
Mrs. George Gillis, Herbert Lewis
Clarence Bauman, Mr. and Mrs.
John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Marquardt, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. John
son, Mrs. Trina Parker and Miss
Edward Burchell, a former Lex
ington boy who Is a junior at Ore'
gon State college, has been appoint
ed night editor of the Daily Barom-
eter, official student publication of
O. S. C, and is also a reporter on
the Benton County Herald. Ed
ward is president of the Rosswood
association, independent organiza
tion for men living off the campus.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Palmer who
have been farming the Clark place
north of Lexington for some time
have moved to the Fred Pettyjohn
ranch we3t of lone.
An interesting program was glv
en preceding the grange meeting
Saturday night. This consisted of
group singing; a talk by Miss Rose
Leibbrand, representative of the
Oregon Writers' project, WPA, who
is listing all historical records and
relics of Morrow county under Dean
Alfred Powers of the University of
Oregon Extension center, Portland
two piano solos by Miss Mary Alice
Reed; a reading by Mrs. Walter
Blackburn, and a talk by Mrs. C. P
Brown on "The Power of Women
Vote." The program was followed
by the business meeting during
which several members spoke on
Several Lexington grange mem
bers attended the state grange con
ference at Boardman Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Graves and
family have moved to Centralla,
Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fulgham
have moved to the ranch recently
vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Graves.
Mrs. Lillian C. Turner, fifth and
sixth grade teacher, Is ill at the
Heppner hospital. Her position In
the school is being filled by Mrs.
Merle Becket of Heppner.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Nelson have
returned home from a week's trip
to Portland and other valley points,
Fred Pointer spent the week end
Ray Phillips is confined to his
home with an attack of flu.
Mrs. B. F. Swaggart was a visitor
In Portland over the week end,
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Devlne are
spending a few days at Hot Lake,
Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell was in
Portland over the week end.
Harold Mason attended the Pa
cific International Livestock expo'
sition in Portland last week.
E. L. Smith and Ira Lewlg have
returned from Portland where they
attended the stock show.
Lions Told Dangers in Power BUI;
Experience Shows Experi
ments Costly, Said.
"A vote for the state power bill
does not authorize the issuance of
bonds to put the state into the pow
er business, but such a vote is
meaningless unless the voter ex
pects to follow through and vote
the issuance of bonds if, and when
they are submitted for approval."
This was the final word of L. B.
Smith of Portland, secretary of
Business & Investors, Inc., a non
political organization covering
eleven western states, in present
ing a discussion of the measure be
fore the Monday Lions luncheon.
The bill in effect lend's the state's
credit to a specialized new depart
ment of governmnt to be handled by
a commission of three men who, by
provisions of the act, can not be
trained in the business which the
department would be set up to han
dle. If the provisions of the act were
carried out $18,000,000 in bonds
would be issued against the state's
assets to put the state into the re
tail power business, with three men
who have no previous connection
with any power company either
through employment or Investment
selected to handle the business.
Mr. Smith cited former sad ex
periences when the state loaned its
credit in such a manner; in one case
to Irrigation districts, the result of
which left the state holding the bag
for a large sum to be paid out of
revenues taken from the taxpayers
He said that well-meaning, con
scientious persons were sometimes
led into such reckless spnding or
gies through overpainted visionary
schemes not based on sound busi
ness judgment, and attributed
sponsors of the power bill with be
ing in that predicament. If the
state were to take over all the re
tail power business within its bor
ders the $18,000,0002 per cent of
the total assessed valuation would
not be a drop in the bucket, he said.
Mr. Smith later told the press
that all he said about the power
bill applies with equal force to the
proposed state bank measure.
Lions voted to join with the John
Day club at a meeting there some
time near the end of the month in
celebration of that club's charter
Mrs. O. T. Ferguson Dies;
Rites Held at Gold Beach
Funeral services were held at
Gold Beach, Sunday, for Mrs. O. T,
Ferguson, worthy matron of Gold
Beach chapter 161, Order of East
ern Star, who died in Ashland Fri
day. The Star chapter officiated,
and Interment was In the new Gold
Hattie Elizabeth Gardner was
born at Liberia, Mo., March 17, 1875,
being aged 61 years, 6 months and
12 days. She was married to O. T,
Ferguson at Pearl, Oklahoma, June
30, 1895. The family home was
made at Heppner for many years
before Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson re
moved to a small farm near Gold
Beach a few years ago. Mrs. Fer
guson had long been active in the
Eastern Star and Neighbors of
Woodcraft orders and had been
member of the Baptist church since
Surviving are the husband; three
sons, Ollie P. of Gold Beach, Eugene
and Raymond B. of Heppner, a
daughter, Vida Stickel of Medford
three sisters, Mattie Ferguson of
Sausalito, Cal., Louise Ritchie of
Heppner, Delia Holloway of Boise,
Idaho, and one brother, Al Gardner
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MISS FRANCES WILKINSON and JAMES H. PECK
Frances Wilkinson, Heppner, and , club work to her credit.
James Peck, Route 2, Lexington, re
turned late last week from Port
land where, for three days during
the Pacific International Livestock
exposition, they were guests of The
First National Bank of Portland.
They won the Portland trips by be
ing selected the outstanding 4-H
club members of Morrow county
and as such were honored during
their Portland visits.
In Portland they joined the party
of 40 other winners from 20 other
Oregon counties, occupying two
floors of a downtown hotel. As
guests of the bank, they attended
the Pacific International Livestock
exposition, the horse show, the the
ater, the annual 4-H club banquet,
toured The First National Bank of
Portland and were honored at a
dinner party on Tuesday evening,
attended by county agents through
out Oregon and First National bank
Miss Wilkinson-daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, live
stock ranchers of Heppner, is in the
eighth grade of Heppner school and
has a total of nine years of 4-H
COX FOR MAYOR
Names for All City Offices
Presented at Close
JONES OFFERS HELP
completed projects in cooking, can
ning, sewing. She is now finishing
two years of livestock raising un
der direction of her father, club
leader, and Ralph Thompson, as
sistant club leader and has a cham
pionship, one first prize and three
third awards to show for her en
tries in Morrow County fair this
year. As soon as she reaches high
school age, she will make use of
the summer school scholarship to
Oregon State college which she won
James Peck, outstanding boy 4-H
club member of Morrow county, is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Peck,
Route 2, Lexington, living on a
600-acre wheat ranch four miles
from town. He is a senior at Lex
ington high school and is finishing
his second year in 4-H club activ
ities. With his work in raising
Hampshire sheep he has won a
summer school scholarship to Ore
gon State college in 1937. At the
Morrow County fair this year. he.
won three first awards and one
third prize, as well as the grand
championships with his sheep entries.
nstallation of Officers Set
By County Legion Posts
With District Commander Ray
Dukek of Condon as Installing of
ficer, Legion posts of lone and
Heppner will induct into office offl
cers for the next year at ceremonies
to be held in Legion headquarter;
at the county pavilion Monday eve
ning. All ex-service men in the
county are urged to attend. Follow
ing the business session refresh
ments will be served, the main dish
to be buckburger provided some
member of Heppner post succeeds
in bringing down his deer before
that time. Members of the organi
zation from Hermiston and Pen
dleton are expected to attend.
MOTHER DIES AT TILLAMOOK.
Mr. and Mr. Leonard Ferguson
and children of lone were called to
Tillamook Saturday, Oct 3, by the
serious illness of Mrs. Ferguson's
mother, Mrs. M. E. Everett. Mrs.
Everett passed away at 8 o'clock
that evening before they arrived.
Storms and foe along the Columbia
river held up their arrival until 6
o'clock the next morning. As they
crossed the line into Tillamook
county it was raining so hard they
could hardly see to drive.
Private and class tap dancing les
sons given by Hazel Brown. Special
attention given to timing and var
lety. Next class lesson, Weds., Oct.
Hallowe'en dance at Cecil, Oct.
31. Everybody come.
Francis Marion Griffith
Long Eight Mile Resident
Funeral services were held at
lone Sunday for Francis Marion
Griffith, 76, pioneer resident of Eight
Mile who died at his home in Mau
pin last Friday. Alvin Kleinfeldt,
Christian minister of this city, of
ficiated at services held from the
lone Christian church, which were
largely attended by relatives and
friends. Interment was in lone cem
etery under auspices of I. O. O. F.
Mr. Griffith was born October 4,
1860, at Sigourney, Iowa, and died
October 9, 1936, at Maupin, Oregon,
aged 74 years and 4 days. In 1885
he married Ellen McNabb who pre
ceded him in death in 1920. To this
union six children were born, all
of whom survive.
The family came to lone 44 years
ago last April, settling on a home
stead near Fairview school, where
he spent the greater part of his life.
He was county commissioner for
eight years, and a member of the
I. O. O. F. lodge at lone since 1897,
being a charter member.
He leaves to mourn his loss, three
daughters, Vena Kaiser of Maupin,
Verda Ritchie of Portland, and Ly-
dia Ball of Yakima, Wash.; three
sons, Fred L. and Francis W. of
The Dalles, and Phillip S. Griffin of
lone; 19 grandchildren, three great
grandchildren, and three sisters,
Mrs. Phoebe Shanner of Lancaster,
Iowa; Margaret Eldrige of Arkan
sas and Ethel Idle of Rupert, Idaho.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our thanks
for the kindness and sympathy
shown during sadness of death of
Fred L. Griffin,
Phillip S. Griffin,
Francis W. Griffin.
The Lexington Home Economics
club will meet on Thursday after
noon, Oct. 22, at the home of Mrs
Laura V. Scott. All members are
asked to attend, if possible.
A meeting of the P. T. A. execu
tlve board was held at the school
house Wednesday evening.
CALL FOR WARRANTS.
Outstanding warrants of School
District No. 1, Heppner, Oregon, up
to and Including Warrant No. 3889,
will be paid on presentation to the
district clerk, interest on saia
warrants not already called ceases
October 15, 1936.
HARRIET S, GEMMELL.
CARD OF THANKS
We express our deepest apprecia
tion for the many kindly acts and
expressions of sympathy during the
illness and bereavement of our hus
band and father, John Her. We es
pecially thank the nurses, Masons
and Eastern Star for assistance.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to express our heartfelt
appreciation for the acts of kind
ness and expressions of sympathy
at the time of bereavement of our
wife and mother, Hattie Elizabeth
Ray Phillips of Lexington entered
Heppner hospital yesterday suffer
ing an undetermined illftess with
symptoms of influenza.
Frank Wilkinson, large local
sheep operator, reports range con
ditions very dry for the season with
little sign of new grass. Grass is
fair on his range on the breaks of
the John Day, though it is going
pretty fast, he said.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barratt were
week-end visitors in Portland.
Nat Kimball, land salesman with
Federal Land bank, was in the city
Tuesday from the Pendleton office.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke were
business visitors in the city yester
day from the Eight Mile farm.
While here they announced plans
for celebrating their golden wedding
Mrs. C. C. Patterson and daugh
ter, Miss Mary Patterson, motored
to Portland the end of the week.
Grant Olden was a business vis
itor in town yesterday from Rhea
James Farley of Willows was
transacting business here yester
day. He is one of many farmers
and stockmen hoping for good rains
Mrs. W. H. Davis and Mrs. Effie
Bloom of Albany are visitors this
week at the home of their sister
Mrs. E. R. Huston. Mr. and Mrs.
Huston met them at Arlington on
Sunday, and expect to take them
that far on the return trip next
John Parker of La Grande ar
rived the first of the week for a vis
it at the home of his brother, Frame
S. Parker, and to see his mother,
Mrs. Sarah Parker, 93, who has
been quite ill this week.
Dr. J. P. Stewart, Eye-Sight Spec
ialist of Pendleton, will be at the
HEPPNER HOTEL on WEDNES
DAY, OCTOBER 21.
SHOW BOAT TONIGHT.
The enlarged Soil Conservation
tervlce "Show Boat" will make its
appearance at the gym-auditorium
at 8 0 clock this evening, with spec
tacular motion pictures of soil ero
sion and rodent control. Joseph
Belanger, county agent, stresses Uia
importance of everyone in the coun
ty who possblly can, seeing this
picture. There is no admission
Incumbent Refuses Candidacy, Re
ports Progress on Paving Work;
PWA Help Thought Likely.
Final hour for filing for city of
fices last evening saw the presenta
tion of a full list of candidates who
yielded to the insistence of friends
and allowed their names to be of
fered on the city ballot November
3. Charles B. Cox for mayor, E. L.
Morton, D. A. Wilson, R. C. Phelps
and Dr. L. D. Tibbies for council
men are the men proposed to fill
the mayor and four council va
cancies. E. R. Huston and W. O.
Dix have filed to succeed themselves
as recorder and treasurer.
In signifying his unwillingness
to become a candidate to succeed
himself a3 mayor, Jeff Jones offered
assistance to his successor in office
in continuing the plan to Improve
city streets, to which plan he has
given much thought and investiga
tion. Monday evening Mayor Jones
interviewed C. C. Hockley, state
PWA director, at Arlington and
learned that Hockley's office would
gladly consider Heppner's applica
tion for a federal grant under PWA
to assist the project Mayor Jones'"
estimate of tie cost was placed at
$7000, of which 45 percent or $3150
would be contributed by the fed
eral government if the project is
Hockley suggested to Mayor
Jones that bids might be asked for
three types of oil macadam, and the
bid accepted for the type that
would come within the city's means.
The streets proposed to be includ
ed in the paving, including all
streets of the city to the bottoms
of the hills, were measured by Ma-
or Jones this week and found to
measure just slightly more than two
miles. A previous estimate placed
the distance at three miles.
All councilmen whose terms ex
pire the first of the year signified
unwillingness to accept their posi
tion again. These included Dr. A. ..
D. McMurdo, C. W. McNamer and
ocal Team Falls Before
Arlington's Running Play
By PAUL McCARTY
Arlington's running attack proved
to be too powerful for Heppner and
resulted in the local high school's
downfall by a score of 12-0 last
Friday on the local field.
On the opening kick-off, Arlington
kicked to Heppner. Gilman made
a very nice return of 50 yards.
Heppner lost the ball, and after
about 5 minutes of play, Arlington
pushed over their first score. Con
Soon after the start of the sec
ond quarter, the river team again
knocked at Heppner's goal line, but
they fumbled and Heppner recov
ered on the one yard line. Gilman
then kicked out of danger.
Ihe Irishmen s first scoring op
portunity came in the latter part of
the second quarter. Gilman made
a beautiful kick, the pigskin going
over the safety's head and rolling
out or bounds on their 8 yard line.
Arlington fumbled on the next play,
ana Heppner recovered; but they
also fumbled, with the river team -
recovering. Score at half-time was
still 6-1. as it was at the end of the
After intercepting their enemies'
pass, the Honkers, through a ser
ies of power plays, pushed over
their second marker. This try for
point also failed.
Being unable to score, the Mor
row county team took to the air.
Two passes netted 40 yards. Gam
bling on the 4th down, "Heppner
passed, but it was incomplete. Score
at the end of the game was 12-0.
NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY.
Mrs. Harold Case, chairman of
the book committee, reports a num
ber of popular books recently placed
on various shelves at the library.
"Gone With the Wind," Mitchel',
and "White Banners," Douglass,
are new on the rental shelf. Added
to the photoplay shelf are "Lost
Horizon," Hilton; 'Thin Man," Ham
mett; "Trail of the Lonesome Pine,"
Fox, and a very lovely photoplay
edition of Shakespeare's "Romeo
and Juliet." New child's books in
clude Newberry's prize medal book
of the year, "Caddie Woodlawn,"
Receipts from Income, Intangi
bles and excise taxes this year, to
talling $3,150,000 were not quite up
to the estimate of the state tax
commission but exceeded 1935 rev
enues from this same source by
more than $1,000,000. Receipts from
income taxes for 1937 are expected
to show an even larger increase ac
cording to members of the tax commission.
PHEASANT SEASON OPENS.
Begnning at dawn this morning
any Chinese pheasant, Hungarian
partridge or quail is taking his life
In his hands if he dares stick his
head above the vegetation. From
now on until the sun sets over th
western horizon on the 31st, the sea
son is open on this feathered por
tion of the county's game popula
tion, and the big rush of sportsmen
to fill their bags is on.
WATERWAYS MEET 28TH.
C. L. Sweek of Pendleton, presi
dent, has called a meeting of In
land Empire Waterways association
to be held In Walla Walla, Wednes
day afternoon, Oct. 28, Inviting all
Morrow county people to attend.