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"Give All You Can"
Asked for Flood
Sufferers in East
Generosity Shown as
Red Cross Begins
Relief Drive Here.
Ready response was shown this
week to the call of flood sufferers
along the route of the rampaging
Ohio river, when the local Red Cross
chapter started its drive to raise at
least $300. In spite of volunteer con
tributions aside from those from
people directly contacted, this sum
has not been reached, announces R.
Allan Bean, chapter chairman, who
said that daily telegraphic report
from Cary T. Grayson, national
chairman, shows a continuing and
increasing need for every dollar that
can be spared.
"To date the Ohio river flood far
exceeds in damage any flood in 1936,
including the disastrous Pittsburgh
flood," Bean said. "Conservative es
timates show that at least 450,000
people have been made homeless.
Flood suffering has reached unpre
cedented totals. It is impossible to
name the final goal for funds. The
only limit must be the maximum
generosity of the American people.
"More than 700 Red Cross relief
workers and nurses are in the flood
area giving relief to the 400,000 suf
ferers and engaging in a battle
against typhoid, diphtheria, dysen
tery, scarlet fever, influenza and
"President Roosevelt has turned
direction of relief activities over to
the Red Cross and funds must be
had for food, clothing, bedding, med
ical supplies and shelter.
"Generosity of those who have
given is appreciated but we must
have contributions. Give all you
can in order that the burden will
be lightened for everyone. Send
your contribution to Morrow County
Chapter, American Red Cross,
Heppner, Oregon, today."
Contact has bees made with all
sub-chairmen in the county by let
ter, and F. W. Turner and Mr. Bean
canvassed the business district of
Heppner with marked success. Those
in charge of the work in the various
communities are, Lexington, Wm. D.
Campbell; Morgan, Mrs. Zoe Bau
ernfeind; Hardman, L. C. Batty;
Lena, Mrs. Edwin Hughes; upper
Willow creek, Mrs. Ralph I. Thomp
son; Balm creek, Mrs. R. A. Thomp
son; Boardman, Edwin Ingles; Irri
gon, Tom Caldwell; lone, Mrs. T. E.
Peterson; Alpine, Alex Lindsay;
Hinton creek, Mrs. J. G. Barratt;
Eight Mile, Mrs. B. O. Anderson;
Rhea creek, Mrs. E. E. Rugg; Cecil,
Mrs. Herbert Hynd.
Morrow county people have heard
direct radio reports from the strick
en area, with graphic descriptions of
the want and suffering, and those
who have lived long enough to recall
similar conditions here following the
flood disaster of 1903, have had a
sympathetic chord touched in their
hearts. An example of the humani
tarian heart in this county was
shown this week when a woman liv
ing in the country called a local of
fice and wanted to know how she
Th ree Persons With
A Single Thought
"Take out the ad on the cows.
I got rid of them the next day
after the ad appeared. Here's
another one on some chickens."
"Don't run our hay ad any
more. We sold it all."
"Please kill turkey and pig ad
as we are sold out"
These are three typical reports
in the week from people who had
inserted want ads in the Gazette
Times "Want" department. They
verify the assertion that Gazette
Times want ads get results.
FARMERS TO MEET
IN SPITE OF COLD
Erosion Control Conclave Set at
Lexington With Experts Tak
ing Lead in Discussions.
In spite of the heavy snow which
is making traffic almost impossible
over many of our roads, the soil
conservation meeting at the Lexing
ton grange hall which begins at ten
o'clock Friday (tomorrow) is ex
pected to be attended .by a consid
erable number of out-of-the-county
wheat men. Notice of this meeting
has been sent to all wheat growers
in the county through the county
agent's office and, as indicated in
these letters, this meeting is to be
primarily in the nature of a dis
D. E. Stephens, superintendent of
the experiment station at Moro, and
C. E. Hill, state coordinator in Ore
gon for the Soil Conservation service,
will be present for short talks and
to participate in discussion. R. B.
McCormach, secretary of the Pro
duction Credit asociation at Spokane,
will discuss the relationship between
credit resources of wheat farmers
and control of soil losses through
wind or water erosion. A series of
slides, showing the effects of both
wind and water erosion and control
methods used in wind erosion here
in Morrow county, have been pre
pared by Joe Belanger, county agent,
and will be shown at the meeting.
H. V. Smouse, chairman of the di
recting committee of the Lexington
Erosion Control district, will dis
cuss the work done by this asso
ciation during the past two years,
and will briefly outline the bill
which has been introduced into the
state legislature by Representative
E. R. Fatland, to permit the organi
zation of effective erosion control
The ladies of the Lexington grange
will serve lunch at noon.
Visits Local Lodge
Mrs. Grace Stipes of Hillsboro,
grand conductress Order of Eastern
Star for Oregon, made an official
visit to Ruth chapter of this city last
Friday evening. Ritualistic work
was exemplified for her benefit, and
memorial services held for the late
Nancy Jane Her. A covered dish
dinner was enjoyed at 6:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Stipes was a guest at the
home of Mrs. J. O. Turner, worthy
matron, while here. From here she
was taken to Umatilla by C. J. D.
Bauman, worthy patron.
Neighbors of Woodcraft installed
officers Monday evening at Odd Fel
lows hall. Thomas Wells was install
ing officer, and the following officers
were inducted: Roy Coblantz, past
guardian neighbor; Roy Quacken
bush, adviser; Rosa Howell, clerk;
Clara Sprinkel, banker; Ray Oviatt,
attendant; Dora Gaily, captain of
the guards; Nettie Flower, inner sen
tinel; Elma Hiatt, outer sentinel;
Thomas Wells, magician; A. J. West
could make a contribution, not be
ing able to get to town and having
an account at the bank. She was
instructed that the bank would draw
a draft for the amount she wished
to give if she would call it direct.
Mr. Bean pointed out for the bene
fit of everyone that every dollar
given the Red Cross goes for the
purpose the money is given. The
organization was set up by act of
congress in 1905, and President
Roosevelt himself is honorary chair
man. The organization is main
tained by an endowment fund, thus
every dollar received from mem
berships goes for relief and disaster
work of all types and is not used to
pay salaries, while every cent of
money received from special drives
such as that now being conducted
for Ohio flood sufferers is expended
directly upon the sufferers them
selves, not one cent going for ad
ministration of the relief. .
OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 1937.
Lions Committee to
Judge to be Judge.
Can the experiment Chelan, Wash.,
is trying with an old-age revolving
pension fund be done in Heppner?
That's the question Mrs. Alta Brown,
local pension worker, asked the
Lions club at its Monday luncheon.
The club replied by saying "we'll
help you see if Heppner wants to
try it," and President Ray P. Kinne
appointed J. V. Crawford, F. W.
Turner and H. O. Tenney as a com
mittee of investigation.
Mrs. Brown explained how two
hundred marked dollars had been
given a pensioner in the Washing
ton city who agreed to spend the
money within the month, a 2 per
cent transactions tax being taken
each time any of the money changed
hands, in an attempt to keep the re
volving fund intact. She explained
the original $200 would be raised
here by a popular subscription list,
if the plan proved popular enough to
raise the amount. If, after the first
month had expired, a second $200
had not been raised from the tax
with which to start another pension
er she would have it understood that
such proceeds as there were would
be given to some worthy cause. She
expressed hesitancy, however, in
asking donations for this purpose in
the face of flood disasters in the east
which are making heavy . demands
upon relief sources.
Bert Johnson, another club guest,
stood up and told the policy of the
new court or at least his part of it.
He declared that all matters coming
before him would be decided on
merit without favoritism, and that
the court intended to be helpful in
every public cause within reason,
but that always first consideration
would be given the taxpayer's poc
ketbook. Wherever as good an ar
ticle can be obtained as cheaply at
home, he will favor buying at home.
But consideration will not be given
a home concern just because it is a
taxpayer, if money can be saved by
buying away from home, the judge
declared. While the judge will seek
counsel and advice, he wished it
distinctly understood that when he
gives an opinion it will be his opin
ion and no one else's.
Mrs. Harriet K. Mahoncy re
ceived telegraphic word this mor
ning of her election to the presi
dency National Wool Growers
auxiliary. Her election took place
at Albuquerque, N. Mex., at the
auxiliary's national convention.
Mrs. Mahoney was endorsed for
thp post by the local and state
Mrs. J. G. Barratt, state delegate,
in Albuquerque with Mr. Barratt,
president Oregon Wool Growers
association who is attending the
national woolmeh's meet, helped
promote Mrs. Mahoney's candi
dacy. The honor comes in recognition
of Mrs. Mahoney's past valuable
services to the organization, in
cluding presidency of the state
unit when it was organized sev
eral years ago. Her husband, the
late W. P. Mahoncy, was a past
president of the state woolmen's
The Eight Mile and Hardman
stages were both prevented from
making their regular runs Monday
by drifted snow in the roads, and
the Pendleton stage was unable to
make its run Tuesday.
TO DISCUSS PLANS
Five Directors to be Elected Sat
urday; Rules for Range Use
Will be Talked Here.
Five directors of the Morrow Graz
ing' association will be elected at the
meeting held at the county agent's
office at 1:30 p. m. Saturday, Janu
Marvin Klemme, regional grazier
from Burns, will be present to rep
resent the departmnet of interior.
Any livestock operator who has
been running stock during thejast
two years within the territory in
cluded in Oregon Grazing District
No. 7, is eligible to vote at this meet
ing. There will be considerable
discussion of,rules for the use of the
Some time ago, applications for
grazing permits were sent out from
the county agent's office. These
permits should be submitted at this
meeting; although where no appli
cation blank has been received, it
will be possible to fill out such a
blank at this meeting.
FIELDS GET SNOW.
Otto Ruhl and Harry Dinees were
transacting business in the city Tues
day morning from Lexington. Mr.
Ruhl reported that IVz inches of new
snow fell a his place Monday night.
He got an accurate measurement on
the top of his automobile which was
parked outside during the storm.
The ground, generally, is in wonder
ful condition to receive the mois
ture when the snow melts, being only
slightly if at all frozen, he said.
Monday night's snow made up for
all that had been blown from fields
before, Mr. Dinges believed. The
Lexington school was closed Tuesday
mormng when none of the busses
showed up. Drifts from Monday's
heavy wind blocked roads.
Arthur Wheelhouse, 61, prominent
resident of Arlington and well known
eastern Oregon stockman for many
years, died at Good Samaritan hos
pital in Portland last Friday. Last
rites were held at Arlington Sunday
afternoon with interment in the Ar
Mr. Wheelhouse was born in Illin
ois in 1876 and came west as a youth
to become one of the powers of the
cattle industry. A civic bulwark,
Mr. Wheelhouse served as mayor
and postmaster of Arlington and at.
the time of his death was a member
of the city council and school board.
He was a member of Arlington Ma
sonic lodge, Knights Templar of The
Dalles and Elks' lodge of Heppner.
Mr. Wheelhouse is survived by
the widow, Lillian E. Wheelhouse; a
son, Lester Roy Wheelhouse, and
three daughters, Mrs. S. T. Smythe,
and Louise and Alta Wheelhouse.
He was a brother of Mrs. C. J. Ames
and L. Wheelhouse of Rock creek.
For Pension Test
Mrs. Alta Brown, local Townsend
worker, asks that all persons GO
years or over, who wish to partici
pate in a trial test of the revolving
pension plan in Heppner, leave their
names either at the office of F. Wj,
Turner or at Hotel Heppner.
Mrs. Brown says registration is
limited only to folks of this age re
siding in Heppner. If the test is
started here, she will stand for a
condition that all the money shall
be spent in Heppner.
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
is observing the 40th anniversary of
its inception at the regular lodge
meeting tonight. Its birthday oc
curred yesterday. A special pro
gram with J. O. Turner giving high
lights of the lodge history will hon
or old-time members, including L.
L. Matlock and Frank Roberts, the
two remaining charter members.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
to Those of 1936
1937 AAA Program
on Wheat Talked at
Only a few points of the 1937 AAA
wheat program were cleared up suf
ficiently at the regional meeting at
Arlington this morning to justify re
lease to the public. Telephone com
munication from Joseph Belanger,
county agent, at noon, and that the
program would be gone into comr
pletely this afternoon.
Of the few points now certain,
Belanger said the new program ties
in the features of production con
trol as requested by farmers. The
maximum diversion for which a far
mer may receive payment will again
be 15 percent.
Those farmers who diverted land
from wheat production in 1936 can
qualify with the same diversion this
year with assurance that payment
will be as large as last year. Those
who diverted less than 15 percent
last year will be entitled to bring
their diversion up to the full 15
The diverted acres may include
land taken out of wheat and planted
to crested wheat grass, Belanger
The meeting is being staged to
give details of the new program to
members of county compliance com
mittees and county agents of this
Tickets Go Lively
For President's Ball
With sale of tickets making fine
progress, and all plans well in hand,
President Roosevelt's Birthday ball
at the Elks club in Heppner Satur
day night will be a large success,
predicts Dr. A. D. McMurdo, general
chairman of the event.
Plans announced include a cake
sale for which all ladies of the coun
ty are invited to try their culinary
talent. A charge of 25 cents will be
made for extra ladies. "Rod and His
Swing Band" of Pendleton will play.
Proceeds of the ball, one of thou
sands such events over the entire
nation, will benefit infantile paraly
sis sufferers, 30 percent going to a
national foundation and 70 percent
staying in Morrow county to com
bat the disease and relieve its dis
MRS. ING RID TROEDSON.
Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. Ingrid Troedson, wid
ow of Swen Troedson, deceased. Mrs.
Troedson died Dec. 25 and was bur
ied Dec. 30. She had been a sufferer
from rheumatism for several years,
and was confined to her bed the last
three months. She went to Sweden
in 1918, and has since made her home
at Forslovsholm. Had she lived un
til March 16, she would have been
83 years old. She has one sister
and two brothers in Sweden, and
one step son, J. A. Troedson of Mor
gan, this county. She was wall
known here, and leaves many rela
tives and friends.
HAROLD BECKET RETURNS.
Harold Becket who received treat
ment in Portland for two weeks for
an injury to his eye from a flying
piece of steel, returned home last
Thursday, accompanying John An
glin who had been to the city for
treatment to his feet. Harold faces
complete loss of sight in the affect
ed eye, but will not lose the eyeball,
it was believed. The orb was in
jured by a piece of steel which flew
irom a chisel he was using while at
work in his machine shop. The fly
ing particle hit the eye edgewise and
lodged in the rear of his eyeball.
Mrs. Zella DuFault is up after
an attack of flu.