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Volume 52, Number 34.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Oct 29, 1936.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Fifty Members of Family
Reunite in Honoring
' Pioneer Couple.
STORK BRINGS 51ST
Grandson Born While Celebration
in Progress; Dinner, Ceremony,
Beception at Parish House.
Attendance of one relative for
each year of their married life, and
arrival of a new grandson to start
another year, were highlights of
the golden wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Buschke, cele
brated with a family reunion and
public reception at the Episcopal
parish house here Sunday. The
new grandson, Jerry, was born at
high noon, while the celebration
was in progress, to Mr. and Mrs.
Claud Buschke at the home of Mrs.
Claude is the youngest son of Mr.
and Mrs. Buschke, and the new
mother was formerly Miss Mar
garet Becket, Heppner's Rodeo
queen in 1931, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Becket.
Mr. and Mrs. Buschke were a
charming couple as they reenacted
the ceremony which made them
man and wife on October 26, 1886.
They were attended by eldest son,
Edward, and eldest daughter, Ade
line (Twitchell). Flower girls were
granddaughters Norma Brown and
Patty Buschke, and the ring bearer
was a grandson, Dickie Karl. Son
William read the ceremony. Frank
E. Parker and Curtis C. Rhea were
A bounteous dinner was pre
pared by Mrs. Ada Cason and Mrs.
Opal Ayers, and served at noon by
Patricia Cason, Norma Jean Beck
et, Zelma Eskelson, Katherine Fur
long, Harriet Hager and Louise An
derson. Places were set for 53 at
tables decorated with gold colored
chrysanthemums, zinnias and large
golden wedding rings made by
Florence Spicer of Astoria. Cen
tering the festive board was a large
three-tiered wedding cake.
In the afternoon music was pro
vided by Mrs. John Turner and
Mrs. Crocket Sprouls singing to ac
companiment played by Mrs. J. V.
Crawford. Group singing of old
time songs was also enjoyed. Many
long-time friends of the family
called throughout the day offering
felicitations, and the honorees re
ceived many fine presents.
Children present with their fam
ilies Were Mr. and Mrs. W. L. (Ade
line) Twitchell, children Bennie and
Marjorie of Los Angeles; Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Buschke, children
Louis, Henry and Josephine (Mrs.
Allie Peck) of Morgan; Mr. and
Mrs. N. H. (Anna) Fehmerling and
daughter Fern of Portland; Mr. and
Mrs. Max Buschke, daughters Del
mar, Carroll and Joyce of Hard
man; William Buschke of Seneca;
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buschke, daugh
ters Patricia and Phyllis of Elgin;
Mr. and Mrs. Earl (Millie) Evans
and son Donald of Heppner; Mrs.
Martha Brown and daughter Nor
ma of Seaside; Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam (Mary) Moore of Portland;
Mr. and Mrs. Stanford (Grace)
Karl and son Dickie of Seaside; Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Buschke, sons
Bobby and Jerry of Heppner.
Other relatives present included
Mrs. Lorena Isom, widow of Rob
ert Buschke, deceased son, of Ar
lington; Mrs. Letha Buschke, wid
ow of deceased son Ben, and daugh
ter Verla of Pendleton; Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Bartell, brother and sister-in-law
of Mrs. Buschke and son
Charles of Walla Walla; her sis
ters and husbands, Mf. and Mrs.
Guy Spicer and daughter Florence
of Astoria, and Mrs. Emma Kohler
and sons Carl and Marshall of San
Diego, Cal.j also Mr. Buschke's sis
ter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Whitney of Portland.
Thirteen children were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Buschke, two of whom
are deceased. All remaining eleven
children were present at the re
union. The marital career of Mr. and
Mrs. Buschke, which passed its fif
tieth milestone Monday, was begun
at Silven Grove, Kansas, October
26, 1886. The newlywed couple came
west to The Dalles In 1889, and first
settled in Morrow county In 1891.
The family home was first estab
lished on what is known as the old
Jim Rhea place on lower Rhea
creek. They lived in Heppner in
1925 and 1926 during the Illness of
their son, Robert, and since that
time have resided on the old Bill
Hughes place near Heppner.
Sunday's enjoyable occasion was
a well-earned reward for the many
years of faithful endeavor.
New Campaign Planned
for Waterways Group
Plans were laid at Walla Walla
yesteray to stage a new drive for
funds for Inland Empire Water
ways association with which to car
ry on its fight for development ot
the Columbia river for navigation,
reported S. E. Notson, who with
George N. Peck attended the meet
ing from here. Mr. Notson accom
panied J. L. Gault, receiver for
local banks, who went to the Wash
ington city on business.
An Immediate project of the as
sociation Is preparation of a brief
for presentation at a hearing be
fore the board of army engineers
to be held at The Dalles, December
15, Mr. Notson said.
Would Cooperate With Europe Only
In Peace Measures; Favors Non
Compulsion Training Bill.
"You must keep war out of the
world if you expect to keep war out
of America," said J. J. Handsaker
of Portland, associate secretary of
National Council for Prevention of
War, in an address at a union meet
ing of the Assembly of God, Chris
tian and Methodist churches last
Sunday night. He urged isolation
from Europe in everything that
makes for war; cooperation with
Europe in everything that makes
He urged a defense policy based
solely on protection of American
soil from evasion, and criticized the
official naval policy of defense, de
claring this would mean war. An
army and navy solely for defense
would cost only a small part of
what we pay now and no nation is
able successfully to cross the ocean
and attack us, he said.
"Notify Europe and Asia that if
they go to war they cannot have
one cent of American money, an
ounce of our wheat or cotton, and
mean what you say and there is a
grave, question whether Europe
could fight a war for ten weeks
without our aid," he said. "Such a
course would mean hard times In
America but nothing compared to
the poverty that would follow a
Mr.' Handsaker recommended a
Vote "308 x Yes" on the military
training bill, saying the bill is sup
ported by the state and national
grange and Farmers Union, by the
leading churches, the National Ed
ucation association, by many sol
diers including Chaplain Elkins of
the Second Oregon and Senator
Bennett Champ Clark, former na
tional commander of the American
Legion and author of the bonus bill.
Seventy-three schools now use the
elective system which is less expen
sive and more effective than com
pulsion, the speaker said.
Mr. Handsaker is a brother of T.
S. Handsaker of San Diego, former
Heppner pastor. He reported his
brother fully recovered from a sev
eral years' illness. While in Hepp
ner he was the guest of Rev. and
Mrs. R. C. Young.
Dates Set for Meeting
Of E. 0. Wheat League
The ninth annual meeting of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league will
be held at Heppner, December 4 and
5, C. W. Smith, assistant state coun
ty agent leader and secretary of the
league, has just announced.
Among the principal topics to be
discussed at this year's convention
are "perennial noxious weed control,
an agricultural conservation pro
gram for 1937. the feeding of wheat
to livestock, Columbia river de
velopment, cooperative marketing
of farm products, crop insurance,
social security, the effect of cur
rency valuation on trade, substitute
crops for eastern Oregon, and need
ed changes in agricultural legisla
tion in Oregon.
Officers of five committees have
already been appointed by Presi
dent E. H. Miller of Lexington and
the executive committee. The re
mainder of the membership of these
nve important groups will be se
lected in the near future by the
county executive committeemen
elected at last year's meeting, says
Mr. Smith. The committee officers
selected are as follows:
Committee on Weed Control and
Soil Conservation: O. L. Babcack,
Pendleton, chairman W. E. Ruck-
man, Alicel, vice-chairman.
Committee on Finance, Taxation
and State Legislation E. M. Hul
den, Arlington, chairman; George
Peck, Lexington, vice-chairman.
Committee on Production, Hand
ling and Marketing: Harry Proud-
foot, Wasco, chairman; Charles
Harth, The Dalles, vice-chairman.
Committee on Transportation and
Rural Electrification: Bert John
son, lone, chairman; Lloyd Smith,
Committee on Federal Agricul
tural Programs: Mac Hoke, Pen
dleton, chairman; James Hill, Pen
Visits Morrow County
Mr. and Mrs. Giles L. French
were visitors in the city Saturday
from their home at Moro. Mr.
French is a candidate to succeed
himself as state representative from
this district, the post he received
on unanimous selection of county
courts of the district on the resig
nation of Paul Lynch.
Mr. French is editor of the Sher
man County Observer at Moro,
gaining recognition as one of the
outstanding editors of the state.
Born and reared in Sherman coun
ty, he received his education In
Sherman county schools and Uni
versity of Oregon. He was In the
chemical service during the World
war, returning to Sherman county
to follow wheat and stock raising
for eight years before entering the
D. .N. McKay of Condon, former
Gilliam county district attorney,
and a director of the Federal Land
bank of Spokane, was a business
visitor in the city today.
Harvey Hoishman was transact
ing business in the city today from
the Eight Mile farm.
R. L. Benge was doing business
In town today from the south Lex
lone Folks Believe in
There should be some kind of a
prize offered to the hunting party
applying civilization's progress to
the best advantage in improving the
method of conquest of the famous
muletail deer. If such a prize were
offered, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mankin
of lone would stand high In the
Mr. and Mrs. Mankin returned
through Heppner Monday at the
close of their annual hunt, the wind
up enforced by the season ending
the day before. Mrs. Mankin re
ported facetiously or not" that
their meat was hanging In the cool
er, undoubtedly a part of their com
These versatile folk traveled by
truck. Just behind the cab was a
stall In which was tethered their
saddle pony. The remainder ol the
truck held bed springs and various
other items of camping equipment.
(The Mankins plainly are not dev
otees of the theory that one must
sleep on a bough bed to get the most
out of a hunting trip.) Now c imes
that which indicates the greatest
degree of progressiveness. Hitched
to the rear of the truck was the
Mankin home. No, not the house
in which they reside on the farm,
but one of those newfangled house-on-wheels
affairs, sometimes known
as covered wagons. It is here the
Mankins reside while in the timber,
and this It is that adds to their re
luctance to see the season come to
By BEULAH NICHOLS
Jack Van Winkle is in the Hepp
ner hospital as a result of an acci
dent Saturday night when the Van
Winkle car failed to make a curve
on the highway near the Crowell
ranch below Morgan. Occupants of
the car were Jack and Alfred Van
Winkle and Fred Pointer of Lex
ington and Lydia Ulrich of Hepp
ner. The injured boy was taken
to Heppner by Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Heliker who were returning from
a grange meeting at Cecil when
the accdient occurred. The car,
which turned over four times, was
Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell entertain
ed with a party Friday evening
honoring the birthdays of Mr.
Campbell and their daughter Patsy.
The guests included Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. George
Gillis, Mrs. Mae Burchell, Mrs. Les- I
ter White. Mrs. Lawrence Beach.
Miss Mary Alice Reed, Miss Jean
Crawford and Herbert Lewis.
The Lexington Home Economics
club met Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Laura Scott with
Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Merle Miller
as hostesses. Committees were ap
pointed for the Wheat League ban
quet which the club will serve In
Heppner during the meeting of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league in
December. Mrs. A. H. Nelson is gen
eral chairman and other commit
tees include: Menu, Mrs. H. V.
Smouse, Mrs. George Peck and Mrs.
Orville Cutsforth; place, Mrs. Myles
Martin, Mrs. Harvey Miller and
Mrs. Orville Cutsforth; dining
room, Mrs. Harvey Bauman, chair
man; favors, Mrs. D. M. Ward and
Beulah Nichols. Other committees
will be appointed later. Members
present were Mrs. Charles Mar
quardt Mrs. Laura Scott, Mrs. H.
V. Smouse, Mrs. George Peck, Mrs.
Harvey Bauman, Mrs. Myles Mar
tin, Mrs. ' Oral Scott, Mrs. Ralim
Scott, Mrs. A. H. Nelson, Mrs. Har
vey Miller, Mrs. Merle Miller, Mrs.
Orville Cutsforth, Mrs. R. B. Rice,
Mrs. Lawrence Slocum, Mrs. Trlna
Parker, Mrs. Harry Dinges, Mrs.
Wm. D. Campbell and Beulah Nich
ols. The next meeting will be at
the grange hall on Nov. 12 with
Mrs. Charles Marquardt as hostess.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Cutsforth
entertained with five tables of -500
at their home Saturday evening.
The fguests Included Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Bauman, Mr. and Mrs. Har
vey Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Mil
ler, Mr. and Mrs. George Allyn, Mr.
and Mrs. Oral Scott, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Rauch and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Marquardt and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edmondson,
Gordon Banker, Mrs. Merle Kirk,
Mrs. Mae Burchell and Beulah
Nichols. Prizes were won by Mrs.
Bauman, Mr. Scott and Mr. Banker.
Lexington grange has scheduled
two dances for the near future. The
first, an old-time dance, will be
given Saturday night and the sec
ond will be held the following Sta
urday night, Nov. 7, and will be a
In spite of the continued dry
weather, manv farmer In this vi
cinity are going ahead with their
iuu seeaing ratner than take
chances on seeding spring grain.
Mrs. Lillian C. Turner is able to
be back on duty at the school this
week following an Illness of several
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. John
son during the week were Mr. and
Mrs. H. N. Burchell of Sheridan, C.
O. Burchell and Mrs. Mae Burchell
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Campbell
and daughter Patsy spent the week
end in Boardman as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Inirles.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cnnen-
haver and children nf Athnnn noxnoH
mrougn Lexington one day last
wcck. iney were on their way to
Portland and stopped for a short
time with friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Eslle Walker are
the parents of a 9 lb. son born on
Tuesday morning at their home In
Kenneth Pnlmur flnnmr rHnc
Jnck Van Winkle, Mildred Hunt and
Wllma Tucker visited the lone high
school last Frlrinv mnrninir
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott mo
tored to Portland Tuesday morn
ing. They were accompanied by
y TAX M
IS COTOT S13.0H
Proposed Budget Will be
Voted on Nov. 19th;
Larger Amount for Roads Account
ed for by New Budgeting Meth
od; Delinquent Tax Included.
A decrease of $13,310 In the
amount to be raised by taxation for
county purposes, from the amount
levied last year, Is shown in the re
port of the budget committee ap
pearing in another column of this
issue. The committee, composed
of Geo. N. Peck, chairman; Frank
S. Parker, secretary; Frank Wil
kinson, Frank Saling, A. H. Nelson,
David Hynd, Henry Baker and
Hugh Grimm, completed its work
last week end. All were present
with the exception of Mr. Grimm.
The amount to be raised by tax
ation this year is set at $76,056 as
against $89,366 for last year. Little
change in the mlllage rate is ex
pected from the lower levy due to
a decrease in the assessed valuation.
The proposed budget, hearing on
which is set for November 19, shows
but one material increase in expen
ditures for any purpose. That is
the amount set aside for roads,
which was upped from $25,000 to
$39,000. However, the committee
explains, this increase will not cause
a corresponding increase in the
levy. Against the increased expen
diture there was entered an item
of $15,000 expected receipts from
Heretofore, It was pointed out-
delinquent tax receipts have been
expended as received without be
ing shown In the budget This
method has been frowned upon
by auditors, who have said that de
linquent tax receipts must be bud
geted before warrants can be drawn
Charles Barlow, clerk, called at
tention to this matter, and explained
how the new bookkeeping system
in his office is set up from the bud
get so that an exact check is had
at all times on the standing of each
budget item. . t.
Expected receipts, other than
from taxation, show an increase
over last year of $26,450. Part of
this is accounted for by the $15,000
expected from delinquent taxes and
budgeted for roads, while increases
are also shown in fees from the
offices of the sheriff and clerk due
to receipts overrunning expectations
this year. Also the cash on hand
item of $10,000 is materially larger
than the amount shown last year.
E. R. Fatland Seeking
Legislative Post Again
State Representative E. R. Fat-
land of Condon is seeking re-elec
tion, having served his first term.
In the regular and special sessions
he acquired a wide acquaintance
and learned the routine of the leg
islative mill. His committee assign
ments included the committee on
agriculture, highways and highway
revenues, education, game, and al
The Fatland - for - Representative
club, membered mostly by his fel
low townsmen, has supplied the fol
lowing information concerning their
candidate: Prior to his legislative
experience was a city councilman,
six years; three years on school
board; chairman of the Gilliam
County Debt Control Adjustment
committee; active in road improve
ment movements. Successfully op
erates tire-battery business; for
merly dairyman; grange member;
World War veteran, past master
Masonic lodge; married, age 40,
father of two boys. Investigates
carefully and with an open mind but
unafraid to stand firmly for what
he thinks is for best Interests of his
Mr, Fatland is said to be a ca
pable public speaker.
OLD-TIME DANCE SET.
Lexington grange will hold an
old-time dance at their hall Satur
day evening, Oct. 31.
DANCE AT HARDMAN.
Dance, Saturday night, Oct. 31,
Hardman I. O. O. F. hall. Supper,
, Elmer F. Peterson, Portland
agent for a leading life insurance
company, was a visitor In the city
Saturday evening while on a visit
at the home of his mother, Mrs.
Ida Peterson of lone.
Mrs. Mae Burchell of Corvallis who
has been visiting at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Dan Way was painfully Injured
Saturday when a piece of wood
he was chopping flew up and hit
him in the face. Several stitches
were required to close the cut
Mr. and Mrs. Ailey Peck attended
the golden wedding anniversary of
Mrs. Peck's grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Buschke, In Heppner on
High school students who were
on the honor roll the first six weeks
were Edith Edwards 1.67, Wllma
Tucker 1.67, Danny Dinges 1.67,
Mildred Hunt 2, Bernlce Martin 2,
and Clayton Davis 2.
, The new gym suits which were
ordored for the grade school stu
dents arrived this week.
Locals Trounce Condon;
Arlington Honkers Next
By P. McCARTY and D. TURNER.
Heppner's Fighting Irish decis
ively set back the invading Condon
high squad at Rodeo field last Fri
day by a score of 30-7. Setting a
burning pace, Condon took the open
ing kick-off, and by successive run
ning plays, quickly pushed over a
touchdown. The conversion was
Before the end of the half, Hepp
ner, sparked by Gilman's beautiful
forty-yard run, pushed over a score.
They failed to convert the try for
point and the score remained 7-6
in favor of Condon at half time.
A different team came out on the
field the second half. On two sep
rate occasions, Van Marter's long
tosses to Gilman resulted in touch
downs. After Gilman caught a pass
he couldn't be stopped until he had
crossed the pay-dirt line. In the
last period, Fullback Van Marter
scored again when he picked up a
crazily bounding blocked punt out
of mid-air and galloped six yards
for the final score of the game. The
local team failed to make any of
their five attempted conversions. All
during the last half, Heppner's baf
fling aerial and running attack kept
the Blue Devils completely out
Seniors King, Cason, Gilman. Mc-
Caleb, Munkers and Hoskins, play
ing their final high school game on
their home field, turned in credit
able performances at their various
positions. Armstrong, Kenny and
Johnny Hayes did fine work in the
local forward wall.
Heppner meets Arlington on the
Honkers' field next Friday. The
Fighting Irish are planning to get
sweet revenge in what will proba
bly be the best game . of the year.
By MARGARET BLAKE
School is closed in lone all this
week while a new furnace Is being
installed, it was necessary Tues
day to send Walter Corley to Port
land with his truck to bring up the
new furnace, as the railroad re
fused to accept It for shipment
when the strike was called. Mr.
Tucker, Mrs. Sperry and Miss Ralph
remained m lone, but all the other
teachers are enjoying a vacation
away from here. Miss Frances
Stewart went to Silverton, to her
home there, Miss Anita Baumgard-
ner and Miss Lorraine Reed went to
Portland, and Mr. McDonald went
to his home near Hillsboro.
Five members of the Lexington
high school visited the lone high
school Friday. They attended the
assembly which was given by the
sophomore class, and throughout
the day visited the classes In which
they were most interested.
Assembly programs are presented
each Friday morning at nine o'clock
and are quite enjoyable. A good
many of the school patrons attend
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Blake are en
joying a motor trip which has taken
them as far as Auburn, Wash.
Donald Heliker came up from
Hood River where he is employed
In the apple harvest and visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Helike.
Tuesday. His cousin, Grace Zink,
of The Dalles, made the trip with
Pat O'Meara and son and a friend
of Wasco called on Mr. O'Meara's
brother, P. J. O'Meara, Tuesday.
They were returning from a suc
cessful deer hunt.
Willows grange is giving a Hal
lowe'en dance at their hall at Cecil
on Saturday, October 31. There wUl
be favors, a door prize and Hal
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoke drove
up from Hillsboro to spend the week
with Mrs. Hoke s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Ely, at Morgan. Their
little son, Alan, who has been vis
iting his grandparents for the last
two months, returned home with
Rev. J. J. Handsaker preached a
sermon on "The Prevention of War"
to an Interested audience at the
Congregational church Sunday.
The card party sponsored by the
sophomore class at the L O. O. F.
hall last Friday night was well at-
Causes of Highway Accidents
In My Grange Community
(Editor's Note This essay by a Mor
row county boy received honorable
mention recently In the Oregon State
Grange Safety contest.)
By KENNETH LUNDELL,
As we drive along the highway in
this Grange Community, we read
such signs as "Curve Ahead," "Slow,
Curve," or "Speed limit 25 miles."
We smile as we think of the pre
cautions taken by the State High
way department in promoting our
safety, but our smiles freeze into ex
pressions of agony and fear as we
round the curve to find several head
of stock in the middle of the pave
ment. There is a series of piercing
screams from the lips of loved ones,
followed by the screech of brakes
which we had so carefully checked
but a few days ago. The usual out
come of such an accident is serious
and often disastrous.
Even though we are ever so mind
ful of safety rules, accidents such
as this are unavoidable. If farm
ers realized the danger of allow
ing stock to run at large along our
highway, such accidents would not
occur. Fellow Grangers, are any
of you guilty of this grave offense?
Fortunately this problem is being
solved by the enforcement of herd
laws in conjunction with traffic
A few years ago an accident In
our community, resulting in the
driver having both legs broken,
Many Organizations to Participate
In Library Benefit Stunt Nite;
Admission 35 and 20 Cents.
Tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock
the Morrow county public will be
accorded its annual treat in form
of the library benefit Stunt Nite.
Final preparations will be complet
ed this evening with a dressed re
hearsal by all those taking part, an
nounces Mrs. Vawter Parker, gen
eral chairman. Admission prices
are set at 35 cents for adults and
20 cents for children.
The entertainment to be offered
includes a wide variety to suit ev
ery taste, made possible by cooper
ation of many county organizations.
Included on the program are:
Opening, Heppner school band;
"Little Nell," Business and Profes
sional Women; piano duet, Rebek
ahs; "The Romance of Piff Piff
Land," Bookworms; "A Friend's
Wife," Eastern Star; tap dance by
Gerry Cutler, Lexington school;
song and reading, Townsend club;
"Love and Corned Beef," Hardman
school; trio, Elks club; "The Suc
cessful Applicant" CCC camp;
quartet, Heppner school faculty;
"Gee, How Gladiola Loves a G
Man," American Legion; mixed
quartet, Lions club; "No, No, a
inousana rimes No!" Campnre
Girls; "Sis Hopkins and Her Beau
Bilious," Christian church; style
show, Woolgrowers Auxiliary; pi
ano solo, Catholic church.
Supervisor Irwin Cites
J. F. Irwin, supervisor of the
Umatilla National forest, explained
here yesterday that little possibil
ity exists of Heppner being selected
as the site for the new summer
headquarters camp in this district
A considerable sum has been allott
ed for the construction of such a
camp, but the program calls for es
tablishing all such camps within the
forest. The camp in this district
will be located at Rock Springs
on the Heppner-Spray road.
This headquarters will be used
only in the summertmie, Mr. Irwin
said, and there is no intention of
removing the local ranger's office
from Heppner. Mr. Irwin is in the
field at this time working on the
new range conservation program.
HOLDS WOMEN'S MEETINGS.
Mrs. Alta Brown, Townsend wo
man service worker for this dis
trict, has been holding a series of
meetings all over the district stim
ulating the interest of women vot
ers in matters to be decided Novem
ber 3. Tuesday she addressed a
meeting at the home of Mrs. John
Her in Heppner, on "Practical Side
of the Townsend Plan." A social
time was enjoyed with refresh
ments. She is holding a similar
meeting today at Boardman, speak
ing on "The Voice of American Wo
men." She is also organizing class
es for adult education on the plan.
The first lesson will be "Economics
of Moden Age."
tended, and netted the class a nice
sum. Prizes in bridge were won by
Miss Frances Stewart and J. E.
Swanson, and In pinochle by John
Ray and Geo. N. Ely.
Among hunters who returned this
week from the mountains with deer
were Carl Allyn, Cleo Drake, Rich
ard Lundell and A. C. Crowell.
Carl F. Feldman was able to come
to town this week. He was injured
in an automobile accident seven
weeks ago, and has just had his leg
removed from the cast
The honor roll for the first six
weeks period of school contains the
following names: Freshmen, Thel
ma Nelson; sophomore, Lola Can
non, Katherine Griffith, Helen Lun
dell; junior, Bertha Akers, Jane
Huston, Barbara Wagner and Ruth
Crawford; senior, Mignonette Per
ry, Charlotte McCabe, Nola Keith-
ley and Wallace Lundell.
are well posted with warnings at
curves, railroad crossings and In
tersections, these places remain the
scenes of tragedies and hair-raising
thrills. A highway is similar to
the constitution of a government in
that both have to be altered from
time to time, to provide for the
growth and development of the
country. The cutting away of hills
or trees on blind curves, the Instal
lation of traffic lights at crossings
and Intersections in rural commu
nities as well as in towns and cities,
widening of pavements where
branches enter; all of these would
help promote safety at such danger
Too often a person criticizes care
lessness in others, while he, without
realizing it, is himself a menace to
the touring public. Mr, Smith was
considered a very good driver by
all of his friends, a man who recog
nized and obeyed traffic laws an-i
signs. Yesterday he was honorably
awarded a medal for 15 years of
perfect service on a mail route; to
day he lies cold and still In his cas
ket because he failed to check his
tires. Some people "economize" by
purchasing cheap tires and wearing
them down to the last thread, then
an accident, and too late the lesson
Would you think of driving forty
miles on the left side of the road?
Of course not, but I'll venture that
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SHADES OF SPIRITS
CAST O'ER ELECT ON
Voters to Have Inning
Tuesday as Candidates
Stand on Sidelines.
BALLOT IS WEIGHTY
Many local Contests Hold Interest,
in Addition to Presidential
and Other Races.
Hallowe'en stalks over the land
Saturday. What pranks will the
wild spirits play in upsetting the
fond hopes of politicians? Just now
a jittery donkey and a trembling
elephant are viewing askance the
overwhelming spirit of the Ameri
By this time the minds of the
voters are pretty definitely decided
on most candidates and issues. The
air has been filled with vocal pleas,
vituperations and counter-attacks,
until Mr. and Mrs. Public have be
come quite upset over the possibil
ity of hearing "Amos and Andy,
or some other favorite program, or
instead, "The sponsors have re
linquished theri time to such-and-such
Anyway, the voters will have
their inning nexf Tuesday, and af
ter the returns are in and the com
mentators have had their say, the
air should assume some aspect of
That a lively interest Is being
taken in the election in Morrow
county is indicated by the fact that
forty absentee ballots those of
shut-ins and qualified voters away
from home had been cast in the
clerk's office Tuesday with pros
pects of several more before the
deadline. Also there is the fact that
a substantial increase in registration
was shown on closing the books
thirty days before election time.
Aside from the presidential elec
tion, most interest locally is cen
tered in the various races for coun
ty offlcea Two write-in candidates
entered the field to complicate the
situation in selecting a county
judge and school superintendent.
G. A. Bleakman for judge and Mrs.
Marie Clary for school superinten
dent seek election by this route.
Bleakman's action makes a three-
cornered race for judge, with Bert
Johnson, republican, and R. B. Rice,
democrat, as the regular nominees.
Mrs. Clary opposes Mrs. Lucy E.
Kodgers, who was unopposed for
For commissioner, Jeff Jones,
democrat, and L. D. Neill, repub
lican, are the aspirants.
Another three-cornered race de
veloped for sheriff when Harry
Dinges, independent, entered the
field to oppose C. J. D. Bauman and
Robert Jones, the republican and
Charles Barlow, republican, and
Josephine Mahoney, democrat, are
in the field for the clerkship, while
Vawter Parker, independent, Is op
posing Frank Alfred, republican
and democratic nominee for dis
trict attorney. Dr. A. D. McMur-
do, democrat, and Gustaf Nikander,
republican, are in the field for cor
In addition to making their choice
on these, the voters will decide on
the national offices of senator and
representative, state treasurer, two
justices of the supreme court at
torney general, one state senator,
and two state representatives, be
sides eight ballot measures.
It is a large task which confronts
the electorate Tuesday; one that
should be tackled hard, if you know
Bert Johnson, chairman of the
Morrow county debt adjustment
committee which functioned at the
request of Governor Martin In the
days of depression, this week re
ceived a letter of thanks from the
governor for the good work accom
plished by the local committee. In
part he says, '"It now becomes my
pleasant duty to commend and
thank you and your colleagues and
to express appreciation on behalf
of the citizens of our great state
for your active and self-sacrificing
participation in this great program,
please accept my personal thanks
for your loyal cooperation in bring
ing this fine work to such a suc
cessful conclusion." Members of
the committee who served with Mr.
Johnson were J. J. Wightman, Hen
ry Smouse, George Peck and S. J.
Sid Seale, one of the old-time
team of Seale brothers, famous
trick riders who performed for sev
eral years at the Pendleton Round
Up and other wild west shows, was
transacting business here this morn
ing from his farm near Condon.
Gene Ferguson left Tuesday eve
ning for Portland to attend a Chev
rolet dealers' meeting held In the
city yesterday. Included on the
program was a pre-vlew showing of
the new 1937 Chevrolet
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hayes and
children, Leland and Mildred, vis
ited over the week end at the home
of Mrs. Hayes' mother, Mrs. Cora
Crawford, from their home near
A. T. King was a Sunday visitor
in the city from Klnzua where he
barbers for the large pine mill op
eratives. Weaner pigs for sale. Mrs. Flor
ence Delzell, Dry Fork. Up