OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC A M D 1 T 0 R 1 'J PORTLAND. 0 a . Volume 53, Number 9. County Tax Bill For 1937 is 57 Percent Collected Turnovers, Segrega tions Complete for First Payment Period With turnovers and segregations complete for ,the first taxpaying quarter of 1937, 57 percent of the current roll has been paid in Morrow county, according to an itemized statement released by the clerk's of fice this week. Of the $277,073.66 . total levy for all purposes, $147,316. 64 has been collected, leaving the balance yet to be collected of $129, 757.02. Total discounts of $4,051.29 were allowed in the period, largely ac counted for by several large utility taxpayers paying their year's tax in full. City of Heppner taxes were a little below the average of payment for the county, at 54 percent. By various taxlevying subdivisions, the total amounts on roll and the amounts collected, are: (The first column of figures con tain the amounts on roll, the second the amounts collected.) State, County and General School 64715.58 $ 35,756.38 General Roads 17,110.58 14,978.84 Market Roads 8,745.57 4,831.72 U. High School 375.87 181.34 U. H. Bonds and Interest 3,923.52 1,879.23 Fire Patrol 1,723.76 893.03 City of Heppner .... 4,173.65 2,252.67 City of lone 2,146.26 933.79 City of Lexington .. 1,802.38 1,012.03 West Ex. Ir. Dist. 5,362.05 1,268.50 City of Boardman 951.14 176.97 Bond Sink, and In terest Fund 41,977.52 23,191.86 School Dist. No. 1 16,319.46 8,397.42 " " " 2 1,114.83 387.22 " 3 466.50. 136.64 5 562.88 349.98 " 6 473.62 107.27 8 ' 213.79 123.72 9 704.31 327.00 10 9,040.20 8,399.81 11 462.82 158.98 " 12 6,427.31 3,764.87 " 14 122.56 48.44 " 15 128.90 27.04 ' 16 703.67 238.31 " 17 479.81 134.72 21 357.08 159.72 " 23 473.26 49.70 25 8,801.75 7,327.25 26 3,510.55 993.48 27 233.67 58.76 " 29 465.19 277.84 " " " 31 434.23 148.14 32 26.41 15.96 " 34 767.33 442.11 35 1,373.40 856.82 36 466.77 322.63 " 38 182.17 116.71 " 39 497.44 462.23 " 40 206.44 88.95 ' 41 755.27 231.63 42 718.88 346.05 49 400.98 38.44 59 913.33 165.55 Dist. No. 1 Bonds and Interest 4,887.53 2,514.90 Dist. No. 10 Bonds and Interest 3,496.68 3,313.48 Dist. No. 12 Bonds and Interest 1,824.53 1,068.50 Dist No. 25 Bonds and Interest 6,934.71 5,773.10 Dist. No. 27 Bonds and Interest 701.01 176.14 Dist. No. 35 Bonds and Interest 3,891.31 2,427.56 Dist. No. 59 Bonds and Interest 248.36 45.00 Rodent Fund 4,372.77 2,413.71 John Day Ir. Dist. 14,819.40 730.00 Benefit Tomorrow; Merchants Assist An opportunity for the commun ity to help fulfill its desires for a swimming pool is being offered by the school at the gym-auditorium tomorrow evening. The program will include two one-act plays, "Un cle Bob's Bride" and "Don't Tell My Wife" presented by the high school public speaking classes, and songs by the Lions, club quartet. An added attraction is offered in the distribution of 150 door prizes contributed by merchants. Many worthwhile articles are in the col lection assembled by a committee from the Lions club. Besides get ting 50 cents worth of fun from the entertainment, everyone may feel that he has contributed a bit toward the early realization of a swimming pool in Heppner. BAND PLAYS SATURDAY. The school band will give a con cert Saturday afternoon on Main street beginning at 2:30. No collec tion will be taken, announces Har old Buhman, director. HEPPNER, PUBLIC SCHOOLS' FOUNDER HONORED Stirring Tribute Paid Horace Mann in Address by Henry Tetz Before Lions Club Monday. An inspiring tribute to Horace Mann, termed "the father of the American public school system," was given before the Monday Lions lun ch by Henry Tetz, high school prin cipal. Tetz called Mann "one of those architects who deal not in ma terial things, but who contribute much to the building of nations thru molding character." Mann, who served his state and nation as a statesman, was first and last an educator. His high type of character was shown on his appoint ment to head the Massachusetts de partment of education, when he call ed attention to the entirely inade quate salary while declaring he would do the job so well he would make his employers ashamed of the meager pay. It was in that position that he laid the foundation for the public school system, conceiving for it a future probably unequalled in the vision of any man since his day. Mann was one of the first educa tors to advocate the principle of teaching students rather than sub jects. He believed that forcing upon students subjects for which the stu dent had little or no aptitude was a mistake. A reformation under way in the public school system today based on this principle is often at tributed to farsightedness of pres net day educators. It is, in fact, but a realization of the vision held by the system's founder, Tetz . said. Believing that any man is a cow ard to die without attempting to fulfill a purpose on earth, Mann, on his deathbed while president of An tioch college, called such students as were available on the campus to his window and gave them a final message of encouragement even as life expired. These are but a few of the trib utes which the speaker paid the man, who Mr. Tetz said was probably the nation's greatest educator. The service club also discussed details of the swimming tank bene fit program to be presented at the school Friday, May 7( tomorrow). Tetz Will Head School at Adams Henry Tetz, athletic instructor and high school principal, this week ten dered his resignation to the school board, following his election to the superintendency of the Adams schools for next year. In view of the proposed advancement, the board accepted. Tetz came here last fall from Rufus where he headed the schools, and he previously served as superintendent of schools at Grass Valleyt A grad uate of the University of Oregon and successful in former positions, his acceptance of the local contract was gladly received. His year at Heppner has been accompanied by success in all high school athletics, and the board has announced its re grets on losing his services for next year. TO MEET WRITERS. Dr. Clara Cogswell Ingham of Portland, state presdent of the Lea gue of Western Writers, will arrive in Heppner May 9, and stay over Monday as a house guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Milsom. While here she will attempt to organize a chapter of the league in Morrow county. She will speak at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the library, and every one is welcome. Attention You Businessmen, and to all, especially to those who do not believe in this plan, hear Dr. Town send explain to you why this plan will reduce taxes and eventually wipe out the national debt. Hear his this Sunday, May 9, at Happy Canyon. Mrs. Alta Brown, member Second Congressional District Board. Adv. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Mahoney were over Sunday visitors in Portland. OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1937. Vari-Sided Picture Seen as Hunters Raid Bird Predators Richardson Team in Lead in Contest; Kiddies Work Hard. An anamorphosis came in Heppner Rod and Gun club's crow-magpie contest this week. It appeared that Mark Merrill's team had worked the hardest. They climbed the most thorn bush and dragged out 450 eggs while J. Logie Richardson's gang accounted for only 158 ova. There fore Merrill's side gleaned 292 more eggs than the opponents. Richard-' son's cohorts, on the other hand, en joyed more af the shooting sport and brought down 160 birds, while Merrill's bunch dropped 92. The difference in birds was only 68 in Richardson's favor. But viewed from the point system with each egg counting one point and each bird ten points, Richardson's team out pointed Merrill's 1758 to 1370. "There's nothing fair about it," Merrill said, good-humoredly, of course. "Here we've worked the hardest, but the other bunch takes the most points. From now on we're going to concentrate on the birds ourselves." Further, Merrill expected to con test the final score on grounds that one Richardson worker on Hinton creek has been gathering up crow eggs al over the place and setting them under his hens with the expec tation of turning in a lot of live birds at the last moment. E. R. Schaffer and Mrs. Fred Man kin were added to the Merrill team this week, while Chas. H. Latourell, Fred Mankiri and C. J. D. Bauman entered the Richardson lists. Plans for the big banquet at the wind-up after May 25 are fomenting, while the campaign gets hotter daily. To answer one question generally asked, it was anounced that all men parti cipating are expected to bring their wives. And while the older men and wo men are having a lively time of it, the youngsters under 16 are making further inroads into the predatory bird population. The 17 competitors to date have turned in 21 old birds, 138 young birds and 1118 eggs, re ports Charlie Vaughn, receiver at Heppner garage. The kiddies are competing for two rifles offered as prizes besides receiving cash pay ment for birds and eggs. One little girl hustler encountered misfortune this week. She had as sembled a large number of young birds and eggs on the back porch, ready to bring to town, when a cat got into them and scrambled them all. Merrill and Richardson contacted the county court yesterday and were granted use of the fair pavilion in which to stage the banquet. MAYOR SETS MAY 1 8 AS 'CITY SHINE' DAY The annual spring onslaught on filth and disease-spreading garbage piles will be made in Heppner, Tu esday, May 18, announces Mayor Jeff Jones. On that day, again this year trucks will be made available to haul away free of charge all rub rish placed at street curbs in proper containers. "This annual clean-up day has long had the cooperation of all cit izens of the community, and again this year I am sure everyone will welcome this opportunity to get rid of trash, rubbish, garbage, tin cans, and all unsightly blemishes upon the face of our fair city. I antici pate that the response by everyone will reflect a general community spirit of progressiveness,' said May or Jones in proclaiming the day. Mrs. Emma Holub and son Frank were business visitors in town-Tuesday from lone. WALTER COCHRAN HEART VICTIM lone Man, Prominent in Eastern Oregon Athletics, Found Stricken In Car Beside Road Monday. Walter Cochran of lone, long prominent in eastern Oregon baseball circles, succumbed suddenly Monday afternoon to a heart attack. ' He died at Morrow General hospital in Hepp ner shortly after being rushed here about 2 o'clock. He was brought to a local doctor's office on being found in his brother's car at the Bundy ranch, now operat ed by L. O. Stockard, about five miles below Heppner on the Oregon-Washington highway. Mr. Stockard talked to him shortly be fore a salesman came along in a car and brought the stricken man to the doctor's office. Mr. Cochran had be come faint while driving to lone and pulled the car to the side of the road just by the Stockard home. His at tending physician pronounced death as caused by coronary thrombosis. Funeral services are being held from the Christian church in lone at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with Phelps Funeral home in charge and Rev. R. C. Young of Heppner officiating, interment following in lone I. O. O. F. cemetery. Mr. Cochran spent last winter in Heppner while being connected with the L. E. Dick stove store as sales man. He was the son of Oscar and Alice Cochran, being aged 42 years, 5 months and 23 days at death. Sur viving are his mother, two sons, Del bert and James of Bend, brothers Elmer of California and George of lone, and sisters, Mrs. Venice Ahalt of Heppner, and Mrs. Eunice Jelkins of Portland. Residing in lone most of his life, he received his schooling there and participated largely in the school athletics. He later played baseball several years with the lone town team. Living in Arlington, where he worked for the J. K. Kirby store for several years, when the Wheatland league was first organized he was the league's official schedule maker for several years. He mar ried Vura Hudson in 1922. Mr. Cochran was residing in lone with his brother George who re ported that to all appearances he was feeling as well as usual before driying to Heppner Monday morn ing, having eaten a hearty break fast. Annual BPW Dinner Set Next Tuesday The annual Mothers-Daughters dinner of Business and Professional Womens club has been set for next Tuesday evening at Hotel Heppner, with Mrs. Elizabeth Blankenship as general chairman. A pre-sale of tickets will be stag ed, giving mothers and daughters of the community generally an op portunity to attend. A program of music and speaking appropriate to the occasion is planned. GOING TO WATERVILLE. Joseph Belanger, county agent, an nounces that at least 25 farmers are planning to join the junket to Waterville, Wash., scheduled next Tuesday and Wednesday. The pur pose of the trip is to inspect rough summerfallowing 1 methods in that section which is quite similar to parts of Morrow county. A visit to Grand Coulee dam is planned in connection. INSTRUCTOR NAMED. Kenneth McKinzie of Rufus was given a contract by the school board last night to teach the sixth grade next year. McKinzie, graduate of Oregon Normal school, Monmouth, has been at Rufus three years. He is equipped to assist with the grade school physical education program. BAND CONCERT SET. Harold Buhman, director, has an nounced the date for the annual school band concert to be held at the gym-auditorium Friday, May 14. The program for the event will ap pear next week. Subscription $2.00 a Year School May Fete Draws Throngs for Day's Varied Events Heppner Wins Spell ing Cups; Festival, Track Meet Enjoyed. A fine warm day prevailed last Friday for the staging of the annual county school May fete when Hepp ner was thronged with people from all over the county. The entire day's activities went through without a hitch, and the music festival in the evening which climaxed the events, drew a crowd that packed the gym auditorium. In the morning spelling contest, Heppner emerged with the cups in both divisions, and by winning the upper division for the third consecu tive year gained permanent posses sion of the Lions cup. Lorraine Bothwell placed first in this division and Bert Brown brought the lower division cup, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Phelps, by placing first, Lavelle Pieper, Lexington, and Hel en Doherty, lone, placed second and third, respectively, in the upper div ision. Gene Allen, Boardman, and Loma Mae Jones, Heppner, were second and third placers in the low er division. The afternoon's track meet drew its share of attention, and lively competition was offered in all ev ents. Presentation of awards was made at the music festival in the evening by Wm. D. Campbell of Lexington. Choral numbers by different groups from the combined schools were di rected by Miss Juanita Leathers with Miss Marjorie Parker, piano accompanist. - An outstanding fea ture was the ensemble appearance of the Heppner and Irrigon school bands, with the directors, Harold Buhman and Stan Atkin, alternating in the direction. Winners of the track meet are an nounced as follows: Boys Class A 100 yd. dash O'Donnell, Heppner, first; Gilman, Heppner, second; Drake, Heppner, third. Shot Put Drake, Heppner, first; Gil man, Heppner, second; Ray Partlow, Boardman, third. Baseball Throw Drake, Heppner, first; Gilman, Heppner, second, Van Schoiack, Heppner, third. Broad Jump Drake, Heppner, first; Gilman, Heppner, second; O'Donnell, Heppner, third. High Jump Osborne, Heppner, first; Gilman, Heppner, second; O'Donnell, Heppner, third. Boys Class B 100 yd. Dash Evans, Heppner, first; Crawford, Heppner, second; Bennett, Heppner, third. Baseball Throw Crambelt, Heppner, first; Crawford, Heppner, second; Ben nett, Heppner, third. Broad Jump Crawford, Heppner, first; Bennett, Heppner, second; Evans, Heppner, third. High Jump Evans, Heppner, first; Vaughn, Heppner, second; Bennett, Heppner, third. Shot Put Bennett, Heppner, first; Evans, Heppner, second; Crambelt, Heppner, third. Boys Class C 75 yd. Dash Clayton, Heppner, first; Bothwell, Heppner, second; Tyler, Boardman, third . Baseball Throw Skuzeski, Heppner, first; Davidson, lone, second; Tyler, Boardman, third. Broad Jump Skuzeski, Heppner, first; Tyler, Boardman, second; Both well, Heppner, third. High Jump Tyler, Boardman, first; Skuzeski, Heppner, second; Aiken, Heppner, third. Boys Class D. 75 yd. Dash Lilly, Boardman, first; Martin, Lexington, second; Frederick son, Irrigon, third. Baseball Throw Martin, Lexington, first; Stefani, lone, second; Edmond son, Heppner, third. Boys' Relay Heppner, first; Board man, second; lone, third. Girls Clas A 75 yd. Dash Doherty, lone, first; Rasmussen, Heppner, second; Blake, lone, third. Baseball Throw Rauch, lone, first; Continued on Page Four Lex-Jarmon Oiling Started This Week Work of oiling the Lexington-Jar-mon road was started Monday, be ginning at the Lexington end. The district engineer, in the city this morning from Pendleton, said the work would be carried 12 miles at this time, or about a mile short of Sand Hollow.