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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLIC A U D I TO R I U N!
PORTLAND, ORE'. ' .
Volume 52, Number 51."
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 1937
Subscription $2.00 a Year
School Band in '
Money Pledged to .
Dates to be Set.
. "In the near future, Heppner and
Morrow county people will have the
treat 6f their lives." Thus enthusi
astically does John Anglin announce
a series of concerts by the Heppner
school band, under the able leader
ship of Harold Buhman, dates of
which will be announced through the
columns of this paper.
' Mr. Anglin, Mark Merrill and Ray
Oviatt this week circulated a sub
scription list which met with one
hundred percent response from bus
iness men and women of the city.
Signatories pledged themselves to
contribute 50 cents or more for the
benefit of the band after each con
cert. Concerts will be held every
other Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock
for three or four consecutive con
certs, on dates to be set by the band
master. Money contributed will assist in
paying expenses of the band to the
state contest, in which they last year
emerged winners of the class D di
vision, and to defray other local ex
penses. About $55 is promised for
each performance. ,
Each concert will be divided into
districts. The send-off will be in
front of the courthouse, from where
they will progress to Main and May,
Main and Willow, and Main and
Center, for numbers at each princi
pal intersection on Main street.
"The Heppner school band is
known all over the state not only for
its winning ability but for its high
class music and performance," de
clared Mr. Anglin in welcoming the
series of concerts for the opportunity
afforded local people to really en
Remember to watch the Gazette
Times for announcement of concert
List of subscribers is given as fol
lows: Continued on Page Eight
Bessie Bruce Gibb
Bessie Bruce Gibb, wife of Alex
Gibb, died at the family home here
yesterday morning following a pro
longed illness. Funeral services
have been announced for 2:30 to
morrow afternoon from the Metho
dist church, Rev. R. C. Young of
ficiating, and interment . will follow
in Masonic cemetery. Besides her
husband, Mrs. Gibb leaves two sons,
Bruce and Allan, to mourn her loss,
and relatives in Scotland.
Bessie Bruce was born in Scotland
November 26, 1880. With her hus
band she came to Heppner some fif
teen years ago, and had resided here
continuously since while Mr. Gibb
followed his trade of 'plumbing. She
was a member of the Methodist
church and active in its work, lead
ing the church music for several
years. She also taught piano at va
rious times, having received a well
grounded musical education in the
land of her birth. Before leaving
Scotland, she had taught in the
schools there. In her passing the
family has the heartfelt sympathy
of the entire community, which feels
a severe loss.
. R. F. McNeill arrived this week
from Portland to succeed R. Allan
Bean as bookkeeper at the local
branch First National Bank of Port
land. McNeill, formerly of Spokane,
has been undergoing training at the
head office for some time.
Orris Padberg was treated for
monoxide poisoning here Monday.
He was overcome by the fumes while
at work under his tractor in the Nor
dyke garage at Lexington.
LIONS HEAR TALKS
La Verne Van Marter, S. E. Notson
Speak; Court Plan Discussed;
Committee Set for BPW Dinner.
Washington, the man, was the
theme of a clever tribute paid the
"Father of His Country" by La Verne
Van Marter, Jr., at the Monday Lions
luncheon. The high school youth
brought interesting points in the first
presidenf s life not commonly touch
ed upon, such as his great loneliness
and his false teeth.
"Washington was said to be sol
emn and untalkative at the dinner
table. Possibly that was accounted
for by his false teeth," the speaker
said. "His teeth did not fit well, giv
ing him much trouble. . . We may
wonder , what Washington thought
about in his last moments. Whether
it was Valley Forge, Mt. Vernon or
Bunker Hill. It may have been the
prospective relief from his false
Thus with injection of humor Van
Marter pictured Washington as a
man, though not attempting to de
tract from thegreat man's greatness.
Other tributes were also given by
Joseph Belanger and & E. Notson to
Washington's greatness in commem
oration of the day of his birth on
Continued on Pag Eight
March 1 Deadline
March 1 has been set as the dead
line for filling out new work sheets
for the 1937 Agricultural Conserva
tion program. Anyone having al
ready filled out such a work sheet,
whether or not he complied for a
grant in 1936, will not need to fill
out another work sheet for 1937. In
structions this year are that work
sheets should be filled out for 100
of 'the farms in the county regard
less of whether there is intention of
compliance. Putting the necessary
information on a work sheet takes
about four or five minutes time.
This can be done at the county ag
ent's office or by contacting any of
the community committeemen.
Several changes have been made
in the program this year as com
pared to last year, and it would
probably pay any farm operator who
has not already done so to talk over
the 1937 program with one of his
community committeemen or to
drop in at the county agent's office
to discuss the new program in re
lation to his own farm operations.
VISIT FROM MICHIGAN.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shuirman vis
ited friends in Heppner last week
end while visiting in the county at
the home of Mrs. Shuirman's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Feldman,
near lone, from their home at Flint,
Mich. They visited in California
before their arrival here last week.
Mr. Shuirman, former high school
athletic instructor here, now holds
a position with a hardware company
in the Michigan city. The company
operates a chain of stores and Mr.
Shuirman said one of the stores was
forced to close down while the Gen
eral Motors , strike was in progress.
That section of Michigan has en
joyed a milder winter than usual.
HONOR PAST EXALTED RULERS
Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks,
is honoring its past exalted rulers at
the regular lodge meeting tonight.
All offices will be taken by past ex
alted rulers as follows: C. B. Cox,
exalted ruler; C. J. D. Bauman, es
teemed leading knight; J. G. Barratt,
esteemed loyal knight; D. A. Wilson,
esteemed lecturing knight; J. O.
Turner, esquire; H. A. Duncan, chap
lain; J. G. Thomson, Jr., tyler; H.
A. Tambyn, inner guard. A special
program has been arranged in charge
of F. W. Turner and J. G. Thom
GETS NEW MACHINE.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo this week
added a new electric cauterizing
machine to his office equipment,
which he says will be useful in sur
gical work. It cuts and cauterizes
at the same time.
Raise to $60 for
Grades Agreed Upon
to Meet Rising Costs.
Grade school tuition fees at Hepp
ner, Lexington and lone will be uni
form next year as a result of action
taken at a joint meeting of school
boards from the three towns held
here Friday evening. The amount
was set at $60, representing an in
crease from $45 at Heppner and lone,
and from $30 at Lexington.
Necessity for increasing the tuition
fee arose from reduced assessed val
uation of the districts and increased
costs, it was announced.
It was honed the agreement on
tuition would eliminate any tendency
to compete for students from outly
ing districts that may have prevailed
in the past, and also that, the in-
creased amount would more nearly
compensate the districts for the cost
of educating out-of -district students.
Heretofore each of the districts has
charged out-of-district pupils con
siderably less than the per capita
cost of educating its own students.
While Heppner has had a consid
erably less per capita cost in the
high school division, it was revealed
that grade school education per cap
ita was nearly the same in the three
schools, Heppner's being $72, while
that of Lexington and lone was giv
en at $75.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo, John Wight
man and Spencer Crawford of the
local board were all present at the
meeting, wmie Mrs. Bert Mason and
Paul O Meara from lone, and Arnold
Pieper and Harvey Bauman from
Lexington, represented boards of the
other two towns.
$5 Earned, Says
Man Who Charged
For Helping Self
Admitting there are two sides
to the story, Judge Bert Johnson,
one of the officials who complained
through these columns last week
of a man who charged five dollars
for helping the CCC bulldozer out
of the ditch by his place when it
was opening up the road, believes
that man's story should be told.
Complaint came to the 1 court
from reliable sources, but since
the complain was aired the gen
tleman in question contacted the
judge and told his side, which in
all fairness the judge believes
should be given.
The man had helped people out
of trouble with his tractor niany
times, refusing no one day or
night, and had made no charge.
When called upon by the CCC
boys, it was necessary to make a
four-mile trip. He was tired, and
learning who the boys were and
that they could handle the tractor,
he let them take it to help them
selves out. In view of the fact
that it was a costly piece of ma
chinery, and understanding that
the CCC equipment was being
furnished at county expense, he
made the charge only after insist
ence that he be paid.
The man offered to return the
$5 to the judge, and the judge
refused it on learning the other
side of the story.
Judge Johnson did not give the
man's name in reporting the in
cident to this paper.
S. G. McMillan and son Sam were
visitors in the city yesterday from
Lexington. They reported their
wheat all sown late in the fall and
apparently in good condition, though
much of the earlier fall-sown ground
in their section will need to be re
seeded. A considerable amount of
ground was left for seeding in the
NEW GARAGE SET
AT PALACE CORNER
Ed Dick to Erect Modern Struc
ture for Milsom-Banistcr Motor
Company; Work to Start Soon.
R. J. Crake and C. H. Redfield,
representatives of Ford Motor Co.,
the latter with the service station
and garage department, were in the
city Tuesday conferring on plans
for the new building on the old Pal
ace hotel corner which will house
the Milsom-Banister Motor Co.
Ed Dick closed the deal with the
M. S. Corrigall estate this week for
the lot, and will erect the building
for the new business. He said if a
town is good enough to make money
in it is good enough to spend monev
in, thereby expressing confidence in
the future business stability of the
Plans for the building call for
construction of one of the most mod
em plants of its kind in Oregon. Its
design includes all the latest features
recommended by the Ford service
department, and when completed it
will not be excelled by any plant in
Oregon for beauty and utility, say
its sponsors. Construction will pro
ceed just as soon as plans are finally
okehed and materials can be placed
on the ground.
Available for Seed
Application blanks have been re
ceived at the county agent's office
for filling out emergency seed loans.
The maximum amount available for
loans in 1937 is $400.00. The money
can be used for the purchase of
seed, feed for work stock or fuel for
tractors, for seeding or working
summerfallow, the maximum amount
per acre not to exceed $3.00.
A new feature of the seed loans
this year is that the interest rate has
been reduced to 4 instead of 5
as has been the case in the past.
In addition to loans for seeding
wheat, money is also available for
the purchase of feed and also the
raising of feed crops. In the case of
seed loans, such loans become a first
lien against the 1937 crop, and, as
has been the case in the past, it will
be necessary to obtain waivers from
It has ordinarily taken about three
weeks for the check to arrive after
an application has been submitted
in proper form. It is, therefore, ad
visable for anyone who intends to
apply for such a loan to complete
his application at the earliest possi
ble moment. Assistance is available
at the county agent's office for fill
ing out applications.
ALFALFA SEED SCARCE.
Severe drouth last summer in sev
eral of the heavy alfalfa seed pro
ducing sections has resulted in an
extreme shortage supply of alfalfa
seed. With 1937 spring plantings
estimated to be considerably heavier
than usual, the chances are strong
that alfalfa seed will be higher as
time for planting approaches. Al
ready the prices are well up over
those of last vear. Tn ruliovn tho
alfalfa seefl shortage, alreadv more
than one and one-half million pounds
have been imported into the United
States. It would seem advisable.
therefore, for anyone who intends
to plant alfalfa this spring to obtain
his seed supplies as far in advance
The Hanson Hughes erocerv has
just finished undergoing refinishing
ot the interior with installation of
modern display fixtures. Shelving,
counters and display bins have been
trimmed in black and white, giving
the store an attractive appearance.
Wool contracts in this section were
reported this week at from 27 to 37
cents. Charles McDevitt of Gur-
dane was reported among sellers.
Some lambs were said to have moved
at 7 cents.
Mrs. Ernest Lundell was ud from
the lone home yesterday.
Send Hoop Teams
to Tournament Here
Saturday; Eddie Mc
' Murdo to Officiate.
Eyes of basketball fans of three
counties will be focused on Heppner
tomorrow and Saturday to view
emergence of the team to represent
district 13-B in the larger tourna
ment at Arlington the next week
end. Appearing in the tuornament
here will be teams from Heppner,
lone, Lexington, Boardman, Condon
and Fossil high schools, represent
ing Morrow, Gilliam and Wheeler
Eddie McMurdo of Walla Walla
who refereed the district tournament
here three or four years ago, will
officiate. Games are slated at 7, 8
and 9 o'clock tomorrow evening, and
at 2, 3, 7:30 and 8:30 o'clock Satur
day afternoon and evening.
In the elimination, Heppner and
Lexington will play in the first
game, Condon and Fossil in the
second, and lone and Boardman in
the third Friday. Winners of the
first two games will play in the first
game Saturday, the strongest loser
of the first two games will meet Fri
day's third winner in the second
game Saturday afternoon. ' Losers
of these games will play for conso
lation honors at 7:30 Saturday eve
ning, while winners will clash at
8:30 to decide the championship.
Season tieket admissions are $1.10
for adults and 60c for students. Sin
gle admissions, 50c, 35c, 60c to re
spective sessions for adults, and 25c,
15c, 35c, to respective sessions for
Eligibility lists submitted to Al
den Blankenship, tournament man
ager, give squad rosters as follows:
Heppner: Len Gilman, La Verne
Van Marter, Riley Munkers, Emery
Coxen, Fred Hoskins, Chas. Cox,
John Crawford, Wilfred Stone; coach
Boardman: Don Tannehill, Ralph
Black, Bill Black, Stanley Partlow,
Kenneth Ransier, Ted Wilson, Ed
ward Skoubo, Ralph Skoubo; coach,
lone: Harold Buchanan, Herbert
Davidson, Robert Davidson, William
Davidson, Phil Emert, Henry Ring,
Ted Peterson, Roy Pettyjohn; coach,
G. S. Tucker.
Lexington: Lyle Allyn, Clayton
Davis, Robert Campbell, Marvin Cox,
Kenneth Palmer, Ellwynne Peck,
Kenneth Peck, Henry Rauch; coach,
Wm. D. Campbell.
Condon: Ted Hollen, Charles
Burns, Harold Simonds, Bruce Mer
cer, Max Willis, Frank Potter, Dale
Ashenfelter, Ross Cook, Alex Cur
rie; coach, T. L. Baird.
Fossil: Viegas, Bird, Trimble,
Nelson, Crawford, Jobe. (Fossil eli
gibility list not received. These
names taken from team line-up as
given in recent news report.)
Set Annual Meet
Morrow County Hunters and Ang
lers club has set its annual meeting
for 8 o'clock next Monday evening
at the Elks club, announces Chas. B.
Cox, secretary. Discussion of plana
for conducting a campaign against
crows and magpies, and election of
officers are included in the business
for the evening.
Mr. Cox urged attendance of all
intertsted in hunting and angling,
and preservation of wild life, to at
tend even though they may not be
members of the club. Bert Mason
of lone is president.
FATHER DIES AT EUGENE.
Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Rice left for
Eugene yesterday in response to
word of the death of Dr. Rice's fath
er. Mr. Rice had been ill for some
time, Dr. Rice having visited him