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SOC I ETY
Volume 53, Number 12.
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1937.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
27 Seniors Receive
Dora Bailey, Neva
. All 27 Heppner high school grad
uates were on hand at commence
ment exercises in the gym-auditorium
Friday evening with the excep
tion of three Charles Cox, Leonard
Gilman and Norton King, who had
gone to Eugene the day before to
participate in the state high school
track meet. The three absentees
received their diplomas later, while
the others were given theirs by Dr.
A. D. McMurdo, chairman of the
board of education, as a part of the
W. A. Dahlberg, U. of O. professor
of public speech, addressed the class
in an interesting and entertaining
manner, injecting much humor into
the discussion of philosophies appro
priate to the occasion.
Chosen for special honors were
Dora P. Bailey and Neva Bleakman,
class members, wnose selection as
recipients of the Norton Winnard
Memorial cup and the Balfour
plaque, respectively, was kept se
cret until time for the awards. Dr.
McMurdo presented the Winnard
cup to Miss Bailey, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. N. D. Bailey, whose exenv
plification of the characteristics of
Norton Winnard, honored member
of the class of 1918, was considered
by the award committee to entitle
her to the recognition. The Balfour
plaque award to Miss Bleakman,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Bleakman, was on the basis of rank
in scholarship, achievement and
loyalty. Spencer Crawford made the
The class, wearing gray caps and
gowns, was seated on the platform,
surrounded by a profusion of spring
flowers. Rev. R. C. Young pro
nounced the invocation. Norbert
Peavy played the prelude, "Scarf
Dance," Chaminade, and procession'
al, "Coronation March," Meyerbeer,
Musical numbers included a vocal
duet, "Indian Love Call," Friml,
by Harriet Hager and Gerald Cason,
and trio, "Indian Dawn," Zamecink,
by Gerald Cason, Jackson Gilliam
and Ellis Williams. Alden Blanken-
ship presented the class, as follows:
Louise Anderson, Lois Ashbaugh,
Dora P. Bailey, Norma Jean Beckett,
Zara Neva Bleakman, Paul C, Brown,
Gerald LaMar Cason, Necha Co
blantz, Vivian Ruth Cowins, Charles
Marion Cox, Elsie Marie Crump,
Melissa Mae Edmondson, Rosanna
Farley, Leonard Gilman, Fred Hos
kins, Jr., Norton King, Wm. Lee
McCaleb, Jr., Louise McFerrin, Ri
ley Munkers, Kathryn Parker, Mar
jorie Parker, Andrew M. Shoun,
Donald Edwin Turner, Elizabeth E,
Vance, Erma Van Schoiack, Helen
Van Schoiack, Ellis K. Williams.
Mrs. Martha Wright is construct
ing a small cottage on the corner of
her property adjoining her apart'
ment house in south Heppner. Ex
cavating was completed the first of
the week and material was being
placed on the ground. N. D. Bailey
is the carpenter in charge.
BAND CONCERT SATURDAY.
A free street concert by the school
band is announced by Harold BuhJ
,i;rnr for Raturdav after-1
noon at 2:30 o'clock. The band will
follow its usual itinerary, and no
collection will be taken.
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Shearing on the J. G. Barratt
ranch was completed last week end
with a satisfactory clip. Mr. Bar
ratt expected to start some ' of his
sheep to the Montana range within
the next two weeks.
Joe Hayes was in the city today
from Lone Rock.
FOR CONDON SHOW
Clarence Warren Horses to Try
Tophands at Neighboring City
Next Week End; Plan Big Time,
A carload of Brahma and bull-
dogging steers, direct from Tucson,
Arizona, arrived in Condon Tues
day morning for tha city's first an
nual spring rodeo to be held Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, June 4, 5 and
6. Fans from Heppner and neigh
boring vicinities are invited to at
tend, the rodeo committee writes.
With these imported animals and
the Clarence Warren string of buck
ing horses the three day show is ex
pected to be packed with thrills and
spills comparable with the much
larger shows. The same horses,
steers and riders will put on the Mo-
lalla Buckaroo, which is considered
the Valley's leading Wild West show,
July 4 and 5; and the Labor Day
show at Longview, Wash. both big
"Arrival of the 'wrestling" long-
horns and bucking Brahama, black,
roan, and motley in color, climaxes
the rodeo features and leaves no
doubt in minds of Condon's cele
bration committee members but that
an outstanding show and an out
standing crowd will be the results
of their efforts," reports Sid Casteel
and Stewart Hardie, president and
secretary, respectively. "The im
ported steers may be seen at the
fair grounds during the coming
Warren's horses were bucked at
Molalla, Longview and the Gilliam
County fair last year and need no
introduction to those who saw them
perform. The $600.00 prize list is
attracting riders and others from va
rious sections of this state and from
Washington, Idaho and California.
Who will be queen of the rodeo,
is a question attracting much inter
est locally. Candidates from Kinzua,
Fossil and The Dalles seem to be
running close for first honors, the
committee reports. Condon's at
tendant will be selected at a Rodeo
dance at the Rink hall Saturday eve
ning, May 29.
Local Survey Meeting
Bears on AAA Future
On Friday and Saturday of last
week, E. R. Jackman, extension
agronomist, Harry Lindgren, exten
sion animal husbandman, and Chas.
W. Smith, assistant county agent
leader, met at the county agent's of
fice with the directors of the agri
cultural conservation association
and representative stockmen to work
out the answers to questions sub
mitted by the department of agri
culture, to be used in guiding the
formation of a long-time agricultural
program in the United States. Such
meetings have been held at the re
quest of the department at Wash
ington in every county in the coun
Three questions were submitted
by the secretary of agriculture. The
first one referred to actual acreages,
and this question was answered on
the basis of available records. Ques
tion number 2 was "What would be
the probable acreage and production
of the various farm products if farm
ing systems and practices necessary
to control erosion and maintain fer
tility were actually adopted?" Ques
tion number 3 was "What is the esti
mated probable production of the
various farm products in the county
after all land not adapted to agricul
ture has been shifted to other uses,
ana aiier "f ume s eiaPse'
to permit such canges in farm man
and after sufficient time has elapsed
to maintain soil fertility and control
erosion, and to permit those shifts
between agricultural enterprise
which seem clearly desirable and
susceptible of practcial accomplish
ment?" Orders for Peonies taken til noon
Saturday for Decoration Day. Call
Phelps Funeral Home.
Bobby Robinson is in Heppner
from Arlington, transacting business.
14 4-H Members
to Summer School
dent, County Agent,
Winners of scholarships to the
1937 4-H club summer school have
been announced by Mrs. Lucy E.
Rodgers, county school superinten
dent, and Joe Belanger, county ag
ent. In the girls' division, county schol
arships were awarded to Lola Can
non, Hardman, for her activity in
the clothing project; Mardell Gor
ham, Boardman, room development;
Echo Coats, Boardman, homemak
ing; Asta Skoubo, Boardman, cook
ery; Joy Markham, Irrigon, can
ning; Echo Aldrich, Irrigon, cookery.
In the livestock division, James
Peck, Lexington, won the scholar
ship offered by the Lexington
grange with a total score of 147.
Frances Wilkinson, Heppner, with
a score of 131, won the scholarship
offered by Heppner Branch of the
First National Bank of Portland.
Guy Moore, Echo, with a score of
122, won the scholarship offered by
Braden-Bell Tractor company. Alec
Thompson, Heppner, with a score
of 107, won the scholarship offered
by Jackson Implement company.
Billy Biddle, Lexington, was the
high-scoring dairy club member and
won the scholarship offered by
Beach Hardware company. Ell
wynne Peck, Lexington, Jack Van
Winkle, Lexington, and Malcolm
O'Brien, Echo, won scholarships at
the state fair last fall.
Summer school this year begins
on June 7 and continues through
June 18. All of the club members
in Morrow county will be attending
on scholarships which provide room,
board and tuition for the full two
weeks' session. Winners of scholar
ships will be informed by mail as
to details of transportation to and
STORES WILL CLOSE
Business houses of Heppner will
be closed all day Monday, the day
following Decoration Day. Peo
ple are urged to shop as early as
possible tomorrow and Saturday.
Destiny of Billy
Cochell in Navy
The career of Billy Cochell, Hepp
ner boy enlisted in the navy, had its
course definitely changed by a trom
bone. Billy, as announced in these col
umns, had received his transfer to
the naval air service after serving for
a year as a mailing clerk in San
Diego, and with sailing orders for
Honolulu in his pocket, started
aboard the Saratoga at Long Beach.
An officer noted the trombone and
accosted him. Finding that Billy
tooted the instrument, he signed
Billy up in the navy band. Now, in
stead of facing a career in the air,
Billy will stay on land and sea. He
participated in the annual maneuvers
of the Pacific fleet, and informs his
mother, Mrs. Neva Cochell, deputy
sheriff, that he expects soon to be
stationed at San Francisco.
Billy received his first band ex
perience in the Heppner school band.
KENNETH SMOUSE HONORED.
Kenneth Smouse, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Smouse of lone, is one
of a class of initiates taken into Pi
Mu Epsilon, national honor society
in mathematics, at spring initiation
ceremonies at Oregon State college.
He is a junior in civil engineering.
The ceremonies were held Tuesday
evening with banquet, in the Me
morial Union building.
TETZ AS COACH
Home Economics and Smith
Hughes Instructors Named at
Special Meeting of Board.
Robert D. Knox of Eugene will be
physical education director and vice-
principal of the Heppner schools next
year, according to announcement of
the board of education following ac
tion taken Tuesday evening. The
board also announced the election of
Cecelia Nordstrom of Birkenfeld,
Ore., as home economics instructor
and girls' physical education direct
or, and William Bennett of Arling
ton as Smith-Hughes instructor.
Knox is a graduate of University
of Oregon, having received his B. A.
and M. A. degrees from this institu
tion. He took post graduate work
at Columbia university, New York,
and at Stanford. He has been at
Eugene for five years. He succeeds
Henry Tetz who will head the Adams
schools next year.
Miss Nordstrom graduates this
year from Oregon State college with
high scholastic rating and a profes
sional degree in home economics.
Bennett, Oregon State college grad
uate, has had teaching experience in
the Hawaiian islands and at Arling
ton. These two succeed Miss Doro
thy Peterson and Randall Grimes
whose resignations were received by
the board. The only other vacancy.
that in the sixth grade, was recently
filled by the election of Kenneth
McKenzie of Rufus.
The board also awarded a contract
for partial rewiring of the school
building to Harold Hill at Tuesday's
for Airplane Survey
Ground work for an airplane sur
vey of crop land in Morrow county
starts today with Ralph Harris, lone,
in charge of ground crews, accord
ing to word received from the coun
ty agent's office. Jack Ahearn, as
sistant state engineer of the agri
cultural conservation program, is in
the county to outline the work nec
essary in establishing ground con
tacts for the planes which will make
There is considerable sentiment,
at the present time, in favor of a
complete airplane survey of all
farming lands in the United States.
The work in Morrow county is part
ly in the nature of a trial balloon.
Two or three counties in Oregon al
ready have used this method of
measuring acreages with gratifying'
ly good results. Just when the ac
tual taking of pictures will begin, it
is impossible to say but the delay
will not be long, according to Mr.
TEMPORARY OFFICERS MEET.
Temporary directors of the Mor
row County Farm Bureau Federa
tion met at the county agent's office
last night to prepare a constitution
and by-laws for the county organi
zation. Temporary president J. G.
Barratt and vice-president E. H.
Miller met with the directors who
are Frank Wilkinson, J. J. Wight
man, Henry Baker, Harlan McCurdy
and J. O. Kincaid. Wednesday eve
ning, June 16, a county-wide meet
ing will be held at the Heppner ho
tel at which time permanent organ
ization will be effected. Dinner will
be served and the business meeting
held afterwards. The program com
mittee will arrange for outside
speakers. Both men and women in
terested in the new organization are
cordially invited to attend this
Miss Dora Bailey and Miss Kath
ryn Parker, members of this year's
graduating class, were awarded
scholarships to Oregon higher edu
cational institutions in recognition
of outstanding accomplishments, by
the system of higher education in
stitutions. Miss Bailey was given a
scholarship to Oregon State college,
and Miss Parker to Eastern Oregon
Normal school at La Grande.
Lions Back Meeting
To Discuss Annual
City Lilac Festival
To Rose Festival;
Tetz Reports Meet.
Stimulation of a city beautiful
movement was given by the Mon
day's Lions luncheon, when the club
acted upon the suggestion of Hepp
ner's holding an annual spring lilac
festival. It was decided to sponsor
a community meeting to decide
whether the suggestion offered by
Horace Addis, East Oregonian repre
sentative, would prove feasible.
Expressions of opinion by club
members indicated the belief that
some such celebration with the offer
ing of prizes for the most attractive
garden, the best lilac, etc., would
promote a city beautiful conscious
ness. Named on the committee to
feel the public pulse on the matter
were Jack Milsom, E. L. Morton and
M. L. Case.
Acting on a suggestion coming to
it that the Lions sponsor the appear
ance of the school band at the Port
land Rose Festival, thumbs were
turned down. While Harold Buh
man, band leader, was present and
expressed willingness to take the
band if the community wished it, it
was the opinion of club members
that the trip would be too gruelling
upon the band youngsters to be
worth the price. Aside from the es
timated cost of $300 for the band to
appear in the festival parade, the
advertising value to the city would
be slight, it was believed, when it is
considered that many other bands,
some much better than Hepnper's,
would be sharing attention. Then,
too, it was considered that many of
the band members were too young
to stand the parading they would be
asked to do.
Henry Tetz, coach, who accompan
ied the track team to Eugene, ex
pressed appreciation of the club's
assistance in making the trip possi
ble. While Heppner did not place in
the finals, he considered the trip had
been justified as a reward to the
boys for expressing a proper attitude
in this line of sports. As it was, he
said, King missed placing in the
broad jump by only half an inch,
and Gilman lacked but 10 inches of
placing in the javelin throw, putting
each man among the six best in the
state in these events. In the relay,
Heppner was unfortunate in drawing
the two teams in the preliminary
heat which placed second and third!
in the finals. They were thus pre
vented from qualifying for the finals,
whereas they would undoubtedly
have qualified had they drawn but
one of the stronger teams at a time.
Nomination of officers was held,
with election announced for next
month, Capt. W. R. Reynolds and
F. F. Wehmeyer were introduced as
new members. Corporal F. A. Mc
Mahon was a guest and announced
his transfer the first of the month to
John Day, also thanking the Lions
for the good cooperation he had-received
from them in his seven years
in this district.
The club's swimming pool commit
tee, Dr. L. D. Tibbies, C. J. D. Bau
man and Joseph Belanger, were del
egated to act with a committee from
the council to contact the WPA office
in Pendleton in an attempt to get as
sistance from that source in con
structing the pool.
Bauman announced the club's
sponsorship of the Plunkett Min
strels who appeared in the city last
night as a benefit for the swimming
LIBRARY MEETING SET.
A meeting of Heppner Public Li
brary association will be held at the
library at 4 o'clock tomorrow (Fri
day) evening, announces Mrs. Elaine
Furlong, president. Important busi
ness will be transacted. Everyone
interested is invited to attend.