OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC AUDITOR! V v . POSTLA ; :. t . . Mm HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1937. 100 Townspeople Feted at Dinner By Camp Heppner Fourth Anniversary Incentive for Enjoy able Affair Sunday. More than one hundred towns people enjoyed the hospitality of Heppner camp 2113, CCC. Sunday, when the local camp joined in the national celebration of the fourth anniversary of the organization. One o'clock dinner at which 100 invited guests were seated with camp, army and soil conservation service per sonnel featured the day, while open house was held throughout the af ternoon for the general public. Conservation corps membes who learned their cuisine after entering the service prepared a bountiful and tasty turkey dinner, while other white jacketed boys tended to see ing that no one was slighted in get ting plenty of everything. Capt. W. R. Reynolds, camp com mandant, paid tribute to these hoys in a short welcoming address in which he told briefly of the object of the occasion, something of the camp organization, and introduced members of the army staff, includ ing Will Morgan, mess sergeant, who in turn introduced his assistants. Lt. Ralph V. Mulvanity, assistant in charge; Marvin E. Dixon, educa tional adviser, and Dr. R. M. Rice, camp physician, were included in the army personnel. Responding to his introduction, Millard D. Rodman, soil conservation service supervisor, in turn introduced members of his technical staff, including Earl Ful kerson, engineer; Woodrow Morris, range examiner; LeGrand Guild, agronomist; Chet Brown, senior foreman; Darrell Fulp, senior fore man; William Harmon, senior fore man; Orval Osborne, senior fore man; Bert Brown, auto mechanic; Thomas Riggs, blacksmith. , The dinner menu included toma to soup, radishes, celery, mint salad, green onions, roast young torn tur key, sage dressing, giblet gravy, whipped potatoes, candied carrots, buttered peas, parker house rolls and butter, apple pie a la mode, cof fee. Each guest was presented with a copy of the special anniversary edi tion of the Sagebrush Chronicle the editorial staff of which included William M. Nolan, editor-in-chief; Waldo Irbin, art editor; Elmer Dur gin, sport news. Ball games slated to be played be tween the camp officials and Lions club, and Heppner and Stanfield CCC's, were called off because of the heavy morning rain. Bert Mason Heads Elks at Installation Heppner lodge 358, B. P. O. Elks, installed officers for the ensuing year last Thursday evening with David A. Wilson, grand exalted ru ler, and J. G. Barratt, grand es quire, as installing officers. Bert Mason of lone was installed as exalted ruler, succeeding Jasper V. Crawford, and other elective of ficers were installed as follows: Merle Becket, esteemed leading knight; Harold Gentry, esteemed loyal knight; Kenneth Oviatt, es teemed lecturing knight; Loyal R. Parker, secretary; Hubert Gaily, treasurer; L. E. Bisbee, trustee; Ray Massey, tyler; J. O. Turner, alter nate delegate to the grand lodge. The lodge is planning its annual spring away-from-home initiation at Condon on May 8, and word from the host city promises a lively en tertainment program for the occa sion. Harold Case from Weiser, Idaho, and Miss Winifred Case who teaches near Prineville, were week-end vis itors at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Case. BANDSTERS LEAVE FOR STATE CONTEST Public Thrilled With Numbers Played at Dance; Generous Response Aids Expenses. Thirty-eight members of the Heppnerschool band with their lead er, Harold Buhman, are being taken to Corvallis today and tomorrow in cars of parents and friends to make their third appearance in the annual state school band contest. Last year Heppner's bandsters emerged from the contest with first place in the class D division. This year, no first places will be award ed, but the local musicians are hope ful of placing in the superior group under the new system of rating. The community responded gener ously at the Elks' sponsored band benefit dance Saturday night, and was thrilled by the pand playing its contest numbers. Hugh Crawford, slated to appear in the solo contest tomorrow, also played his contest number, a baritone solo. Net pro ceeds of $76 were added to after noon contributions of $60, when the band appeared in street concert, to swell the total available for contest expenses. Heppner's band has instructions to be at Corvallis ready to play at 8:30 Saturday morning, though drawing for places will be made this evening. Mr. Buhman left for Cor vallis this morning. Taking cars to Corvallis, besides Mr. Buhman, are H. A. Tamblyn, A. W. Jones, Mark Merrill, E. L. Mor ton, R. B. Ferguson, W. L. Balkely, F. W. Turner, Ed Dick, Henry Aiken, Marion Oviatt, Luke Bibby and Spencer Crawford. Band members making the trip are: Solo clarinets: Harriet Hager, Om er McCaleb. 1st clarinet: Richard Hayes, Don ald Jones. 2nd clarinet: Carolyn Vaughn, Kathryn Thompson. 3rd clarinet: Paul Doolittle, Alan Gibb, Clifford Fay. Soprano sax: Margaret Tamblyn. Alto sax: Betty Happold, Andy Davidson. Tenor sax: Wilbur Worden . Baritone sax: Harold Armstrong. Solo cornet: Charles Cox, Gerald Cason. 1st cornet: Jack Merrill, Harry Tamblyn, Jr., Donald Frederickson. 2nd cornet: Jack Morton, Kay Fergsuon. 3rd cornet: Kemp Dick, Thomas Gonty. 1st alto horn: Emery Coxen. 2nd alto: Calvin Crawford. 3rd alto: Jack Vaughn. 4th alto: Jackson Cantwell. 1st trombone: Norton King, Jack son Gilliam. 2nd trombone: John Crawford, Joe Aiken. . 3rd trombone: Billy Barratt. Baritone: Hugh Crawford. Bass: William Lee McCaleb, Don ald Bennett. Drums and cymbals: Warren Blakely, Donald Fell, Milton Morgan. FARM HOUSE BURNS. The farm home of Mrs. Grace Hughes on Thorn creek burned to the ground Sunday. High wind blowing down the chimney was at tributed as the cause. Mrs. Hughes and the younger children had but recently moved to the farm from town, while the older children have been keeping house in town. The men were at work in the fields and arrived on the scene too late to be of assistance. No insurance was carried. ANSON RUGG MARRIES. ' Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rugg of Rhea creek received word of the marriage of their son Anson and Miss Mae Gellispie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Gellispie of Wallowa, at the Episcopal church in La Grande Sat urday evening, March 27, at 9:00 o'clock. Mr. Rugg is employed with a construction company in the Wal lowa vicinity. Kinzua Mills Buy Land and Timber From W. H. French Concern Extends Op erations Looking to Sustained Yield. Continuing buying operations in the south Morrow county timber belt, Kinzua Pine Mills this week closed a deal for 1800 acres of tim berland belonging to W. H. French. Both land and timber were taken, with Mr. French being given a life long lease on the farming land. The French place, known as Blue Moun tain ranch, has long been a popular picnic resort. The Kinzua mills had recently purchased large holdings of the Hirschheimer estate adjacent to the French land, and completed transfer of lands with the forest service to give them control of the largest single block of Ponderosa pine tim ber of any private concern or indi vidual in the section. J. L. Coleman, general manager of the pine mills, and Mr. French were both in the city Monday, to complete the deal. The Kinzua concern is understood to be setting up their operations on a 60-year sustained yield basis. They have right of ways surveyed, or be ing surveyed, al the way to Ditch creek, report has it, for logging roads which will take the timber to the Kinzua mills for cutting. RODEO DATES SET SEPTEMBER' 9-10-1 1 September 9-i0-ll were the dates set this week by directors of Hepp ner Rodeo association for Morrow county's annual fall show. Directors discussed launching the advertising campaign, discussed plans looking to an enlarged pro gram at the arena, and decided to invite the same carnival company that played the show last year. Gen eral optimism was expressed over the prospect of an exceptionally good year. SELLS BARBER INTEREST. Ambrose Chapin this week dis posed of his interests in the Coxen & Chapin barber shop and beauty parlor, Burl Coxen, his former part ner, purchasing the barber shop in terest, and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Turner the beauty parlor interest. Mr. Chapin left yesterday for Port land to investigate a new location. fEa2 The Pacific Northwest say industrial economists, will be the focal point of a new industrial and agricultural empire ! You, as a citizen, will or will not share this i Buy Yourself Some Permanent Prosperity. . . FIRST realize your share of the Columbia Empire's present and future prosperity depends on you! With every purchase for your home you step closer to insuring it! Ask your merchant, "Where did it come from?" "Where is it made?" then UNITE. This is the foundation stone to this Empire's industrial, agricultural, individual progress. i Thii week ha been set aside at Columbia Em pire products week. Your merchant will enthusias tically help you to the products of this area. Ramombtr to WHERE DID IT COME FROM? "Unite for Prosperity" A. D. PATTERSON BURIED AT RITES Native Son, Fatally Wounded in Automobile Accident, Was Prominent Portland Mechanic. Andrew Patterson, son of Mrs. C. C. Patterson, who died in Portland Sunday as the result of a fractured skull received in an automobile ac cident Saturday night, was buried yesterday at rites from the Episco pal church and interment in Ma sonic cemetery. Rev. Ralph V. Hin kle, archdeacon, officiated. Pall bearers were all boyhood friends of the deceased, including E. E. Gil liam, J.- G. Cowins, J. G. Barratt, Harley Anderson, Herbert Hynd, J. V. Crawford. A quartet, F. W. Tur ner, Blaine E. Isom, Mrs. R. B. Fer guson and Miss Juanita Leathers, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. J. F. Vaughn, sang. A large con course of friends of the family at tended and the floral tribute was profuse. Case Memorial mortuary had charge. The accident in which Mr. Pat terson was fatally wounded hap pened about 9:30 o'clock Saturday night. He was alone in a coupe which hit the bank at the approach of the St, Johns bridge. No witnesses had been uncovered, and what caused the accident remains a mysr tery. He was rushed to the hospital in an unconscious condition from which he never regained conscious ness, and he died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning. A fractured skull was given as cause of death. His mother and sister, Miss Mary Pat terson, received word in time to reach his bedside before he died, be ing taken to the city by LeGrand Guild. Mr. Patterson held the posi tion of superintendent pf the Fran cis Motor company assembly plant in Portland. Andrew Dustin Patterson was born in Heppner, November 10, 1901, to Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Patterson, his father being county judge for many years. He attended the local schools and grew to young manhood here. He ever maintained a great love for automobiles, taking delight even as a boy in tearing automobiles down and putting them together again. Following this bent throughout his life, he held the position of mechanic with local garages for a time, and managed garages at Boardman and Lexington before taking the position with the large Portland firm. He married Miss Ruth H. Straw of Albany October 7, 1925, who besides his mother and sister, survive. Mrs. Patterson was here for the funeral services. coming prosperity. CE2 Legion Gets Down Town Site; Council Makes Buhman Gift Properties Transfer red; Band Leader's Work Appreciated. Heppner's city dads Monday eve ning authorized a transfer of prop erty with the American Legion post to fill legionnaires desires for a downtown site on which to build a home. In the transfer the city will give the Legion the west 40 feet of lot 6 in block 2 of the original town of Heppner, situated at the corner of Willow and Gale streets just across the street from the city building. The legion in return will deed to the city, clear of encumbrances, its "swimming pool" property in the south end of town. Sixty days was allotted in which to effect the ex change. Appreciating the work of the school band leader, Harold Buhman, and the value of the band to the town as a whole, the council voted Mr. Buhman a present of $150. In doing so, individual members of the council paid tribute to the band and its leader for their excellent work in gaining state-wide recognition for the town, and bade them god-speed in their participation in the state contest at Corvallis this week end. Hearing a large delegation of radio enthusiasts, the council left the mat ter of enforcement of the radio nuisance ordinance in the hands of the committee on health and police. The delegation expressed its will to have the ordinance to eliminate lo cal radio interference enforced. The ordinance provides for giving thirty days notice to anyone upon whose property offending machinery is found, after which time the person notified is subject to fine if he has not eliminated the nuisance The city's application for PWA as sistance in surfacing streets was all completed at a special meeting last week, and there was nothing more to be done about the matter Mon day. Mayor Jones was encouraged to believe the application would be given favorable consideration if and when funds are made available by congress. Routine business concluded the session with all officers present. Wool Price Strong; Some Contracting Contract bids of 32 and 32 V2 cents for the new wool clip found some takers at Heppner this week. J. I. Hanna and Frank Wilkinson were reported among those contracting. The price was the strongest any time up to then this season, and more than has been offered for sev eral years. In spite of the good price trend in the wool and lamb market, however, some growers re port it will keep them scratching to keep up with rising markets else where. Sheepmen have just gone through the most expensive feeding season in history. WHEAT CONTRACTING. Elmer Griffith, lone wheat buyer in the city Tuesday, said that he had closed several contracts this week at $1.15 coast, a new high for the last several years. Mr. Griffith announ ced that he had , changed connec tions, and is now buying for Bal four, Guthrie Co. At the time re ported, high protein milling wheat was taking a 20-cent premium. The lone section usually produces heav ily of this class of wheat, but will be short this year due to the heavy spring seeding of softer wheats? Much Soft Federation is being plant ed instead of the Turkey, the fall wheat stand-by, he said. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gibb and Mrs. J. G. Thomson motored to Portland Tuesday to spend 10 or 12 days.