Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, August 19, 1937, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883;
Established November 18, 1897;
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Samuel E. Notson
A LIFE just ended was so close
to us, so intermingled with the
threads of community destiny, that
no proper perspective appears from
which to view it. If Heppner has ever
had a number one citizen who car
ried her name with credit into places
far and wide, his name was Samuel
E. Notson.
A man whom we did not suspect of
being a close friend of Mr. Notson's
remarked on hearing news of his
passing, "If Sam Notson had lived
in a larger place he would surely
have been governor of the state, and
he would have been a good govern
or, too."
As he appears to have been pre
destined to a life of service to his
fellow men, no more fitting tribute
might be written than this: "He was
his brother's keeper." Always his
heart went out to those in distress,
and though ofter it spelled financial
loss to himself as a lawyer, he would
first attempt arbitration of all dis
putes before using the courts as a
final resort. So strong was his ten
dency in this direction, that as pros
ecutor he gained prominence among
his fellows as well as fire from those
who opposed his theory, when he
staunchly advocated that the state
is as duty bound to protect the rights
of the accused as it is to convict the
guilty, and that truly every man un
der the American system of govern
ment is to be considered innocent
until proven guilty beyond a reason
able doubt.
Mr. Notson followed what ap
peared to be almost a heavenly com'
mand, as throughout his life he
brought some enlightenment to ev
ery circle in which he moved. He
was first and foremost the educator.
His early training in the school room
carried on through life, as county
school superintendent, as district at
torney, as lawyer, as civic leader,
and as instructor of a Sunday school
class, the latter, of all his activities,
being probably his greatest pride
and joy.
Never was Mr. Notson so busy that
Tie wouldn't spare a few minutes to
help a debating student in search of
material, to assist with a commu
nity or church activity, or other
wise to extend a helping hand where
it appeared to be needed at the time.
So enthusiastic was he about
bringing good entertainment to the
community that at one time he
signed up for a lyceum course all
by himself and almost single-handed
put it across, even to putting on a
presale of tickets all alone. It was on
this program that Opie Reed, one of
the leading literary lights of the
country, was brought to Heppner.
Almost every lyceum and Chautau
qua guarantee had Mr. Notson's
name at the head of the list and
there were few times when he did
not have to dig to help make up
His name Was on a subscription list
to help build a new hotel after the
city had lost its old one by fire,
even though it required signing a
note at the bank for the amount.
Enumeration of the activities in
Mr. Notson s life alone requires
much space without attempt to en
large upon his contributions to the
fields of his endeavor. His work in
the field of good roads alone would
make a story of impressive length.
He was Morrow county's lobbyist at
Salem when the state highway sys
tem was first mapped, and to his ef
forts may largely be credited estab
lishment of the Oregon-Washington
highway through Heppner. Too, it
was through him as spokesman on
many occasions that Morrow coun
ty's road cases were presented to
powers higher up.
Mr. Notson conceived the Colum
bia river as potentially a mighty
transportation artery when he first
came to Oregon. Riding along its
banks on a train with his father, he
was struck with the idea that some
day it would play an important part
in the development of a great new
empire of the west. He never lost
sight of that idea and when the first
organized movement to obtain that
goal was started Mr. Notson was
among its numbers and he was act
ive in every move since made to the
same end.
Always the student, Mr. Notson
was keenly interested in new devel
opments in all fields of learning. He
was exceedingly well versed in po
litical science and American history
and was fired with a patriotic fervor
that many times led to sacrifice of
self in the interests of better govern
ment. His health was poor when the
World war came along, but he an
swered every demand upon his ser
vices as valiantly as any soldier at
the front; and without so much rec
ompense as "a dollar a year man,"
he used his voice, trained in elocu
tion, to carry each successive mes
sage forcefully, thereby contribut
ing largely to Morrow county's be
ing to the forefront many times in
raising of quotas.
Though of strong convictions in
his religious and political opinions,
Mr. Notson ever tempered convic
tion with the logic of the lawyer, and
if there were those opposed to his
views he always gained respect for
Any man's mortal life is but a
fleeting moment in the space of
time, and any man's greatness is
measured by time alone. The fruits
of man's labor live, however; and
of the fruits of Mr. Notson's labor
in Morrow county where he spent
the most productive years of his
life, let it be said, "They are good."
Local Folks Attend
Notson Final Rites
Final rites for Samuel E. Notson,
pioneer school man and lawyer, held
at the Holman and Lutz chapel in
Portland Tuesday morning, were
largely attended by friends of this
county and former residents now re
siding in the city. A beautiful trib
ute to his active career was given in
the sermon by Rev. R. C. Young,
pastor of the local Metohdist church
in) which Mr. Notson was a leader
throughout his residence here,
Laurel Beach, son of Mrs. Elsie M.
Beach of Lexington, a lifelong friend
of the family, sang. Pallbearers at
the Portland service were C. J. D.
Bauman, Ray P. Kinne. A. E. John
son, P. A. Anderson, J. O. Turner
and F. W. Turner.
Among those in attendance from
here were Mr. Bauman, Mr. Kinne,
Mr. Johnson, J. O. Turner, F. W.
Turner, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Briggs,
Mrs. J. O. Turner, Mr. and Mrs,
Frank C. Alfred, Hanson Hughes, J.
L. Gault, Tom Wells, Mrs. Neva
Cochell, J. J. Nys and family, Fred
Hoskins, Jack Milsom, John Barber,
Former residents in attendance in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson,
Mrs. Nellie Bissett, Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Akers,
Mrs. Lavelle White, Mrs. Al Emer
son, Mrs, E. Palmer Hoyt, J. N. Hart,
Commitment in Belcrest cemetery,
Salem, followed the Portland service,
Bids for transportation for school
year 1937-38 from Dist. No. 9 to lone
will be received by the clerk of Dist.
No. 9 up to August 25.
, Clerk, Dist No. 9,
Lexington, Ore.
Prize List Given
For Grand Parade
The grand parade the last day of
Rodeo is scheduled to start at 11 o'
clock in the morning, forming on
Gale street north of the Methodist
church. All entries are welcome,
and prizes are announced as follows:
1. Grand sweepstake, $25.
2. Floats: 1st, $30;2nd, $20; 3rd, $10.
3. Best costumed lady riding side
saddle; 1st, $5; 2nd, $2.50.
4. Best four horse team: 1st, $10;
2nd, $5.
5. Best costumed cowgirl: $3.
6. Best costumed cowboy: $3.
7. Best buggy team: $2.50.
8. Best costumed juvenile cowgirl
(under 12 years of age): 1st, $5;
2nd, $3; 3rd, $2.
9. Best costumed juvenile cowboy
(under 12 years of age): 1st, $5;
2nd, $3; 3rd, $2. '
10. Best clown with animal and
equipment: $5.
11. Oldest pioneer man, Morrow
County: $5.
12. Oldest pioneer woman, Morrow
County: $5.
13. Pets, most original: 1st, $5; 2nd,
$3; 3rd, $2.
14. Best representation of historical
character, juvenile under 15 years:
1st, $2; 2nd, $1.
15. Ugliest pet, juvenile under 12
years: 1st, $2.50; 2nd, $1.50.
16. Most typical covered wagon:
17. Best equipped saddle horse, men:
1st, $5; 2nd, $2.50.
18. Best equipped saddle horse, wo
men: 1st, $5; 2nd, $2.50.
19. ' Best paraded calf: $2.50.
20. Best paraded bull, any breed:
21. Best float entered in parade by
juvenile (15 years or under): 1st,
$10; 2nd, $5.
22. Largest immediate family of
Morrow county in parade: 1st,
$12.50; 2nd, $7.50; 3rd, $5.
Cash Contributions
Make Parade Prizes
Harlan McCurdy, Rodeo parade
director, has had his crew busy the
last two days soliciting cash for ,
prizes, meeting with ready response
on most every hand. Contributions
generally have not been large, and
in some instances Mr. McCurdy be
lieves not as large as might reason
ably be expected, though a list of
liberal prizes is provided. In the
short time the committee has been at
work so far it has not been possible
to contact everyone, and anyone
overlooked will be gladly mentioned
in next week's paper. The list to
date includes the following names:
Hughes & Hughes, Gazette Times,
Heppner Market, Central Market,
Heppner Bakery, Dave Hynd, Fer
guson Motor Co., Shell Oil Co., Bill
Hynd, J. O. Turner, Morrow County
Abstract Co., Safeway Store, John
Skuzeski, Standard Stations, Tum-A-Lum
Lumber Co., Heppner Ser
vice Station, E. R. Huston, J. O. Pe
terson, Green's Feed Store, E. G.
Noble, Heppner Blacksmith and
Machinery Co., Braden & Bell,
Green's Hardware Store, Earl Gor
don, Thomson Bros., Aiken & Aiken,
Del Ward, Tom McMullen, R. C.
Phelps, F. W. Turner, Key's Barber
Shop, Morrow County, McAtee's,
Gilliam & Bisbee, George Howard,
B. R. Patterson, Gonty's, Heppner
Laundry, Wightman Bros., Interior
Warehouse, W. F. Barnett & Co.,
Beach Equipment Co., Ira Lewis,
Elmer Hunt, Clair Dougherty, Mor
row County Grain Growers, G. J.
Ryan, W. W. Eubanks, Carl Allyn,
Farmers Elevator Co. of lone, Paul
Balsiger, Jackson Implement Co.,
Gilanders & Burroughs of Pendle
ton, Frank Wilkinson, Harold Cohn,
Victor G. Peterson, Dr. L. D. Tib
bles, L. L. Matlock, Dave McAtee.
Special prizes of $10 and $5 will
be awarded for the first and second
best saddle horses appearing in the
Rodeo. Judging will be on Friday,
the second day, at the afternoon
Experimental Fur Farm
Being Started at OSC
Fur farming in Oregon and else
where is "coming of age" as a reg
ular branch of the livestock indus
try, and is developing the usual op
portunities, pitfalls, successes, fail
ures and scientific problems of other
agricultural enterprises. Convinced
of this fact, the Oregon legislature
included $5000 for use by the OSC
experiment station in establishing
investigational work of direct ser
vice to the fur farming industry.
"Fur farming now represents a
business of $50,000,000 in the United
States where upwards of 3000 fur
farms are operated," says R. E. Dim
ick, head of the department of fish,
game and fur animal management at
Oregon State college. "Oregon has
more than 300 fur farms, many of
which are showing good financial
returns while others are not. Fur
farming in general, however, was
about the only branch of the live
stock industrty to show profits dur
ing the depression.
With the new appropriation there
is now being constructed an experi
mental fur farm on some waste land
of the experiment station near the
campus. About 50 animals, mostly
foxes and mink, will be placed there
about September 1. Problems of
breeding, nutrition, disease, and
marketing will be studied the same
as has been the case with other
branches of the livestock industry.
"Fur farming in Oregon possesses
possibilities of further extension,
particularly upon lands producing
low crop yields," says Dimick. "Ex
cellent furs are produced here that
compare favorably with those com
ing from much colder areas. Those
contemplating entering the industry,
however, must realize that under
present conditions failures are many
and successes are few.
"As a general rule, those who suc
ceed in a commerial way are per
sons who own their own land and
animals and who do most of their
own work. Fur farming is a business
of many details. Success comes from
intelligent management and good
business ability. The hired laborer
who possesses these attributes is
usually soon in business for him
Motorists are hereby warned to
lock their cars at night, and to re
member their car license number.
Pinball machines must be discontin
ued by September 1.
Dallas Fattening livestock on ir
rigated pasture may develop into
one of the important farm enter
prises in the Willamette valley, if
trials conducted on various farms
in Polk county are an indication,
believes County Agent W. C. Leth.
It is not unreasonable, he says, to
expect a production of 1000 pounds
of beef per acre from good, well
managed irrigated ladino pasture,
which based on market prices for
beef this season, would mean a re
turn of from $50 to $90 an acre.
Considering the fact that very little
is involved in a beef production pro
gram, this would be considered a
satisfactory income, he says.
Dr. A. D. McMurdo was confined
at home by illness for several days
this week.
We wish to take this means of ex
pressing our gratitude to our many
friends for their kindness following
the loss of our home by fire, and to
thank everyone for the many gifts
which will aid us in re-establishing
our home.
Beulah Nichols and Billie.
Morrow County
Grain Growers
Warehouses at
PHONES: Heppner, 1462; Lexington, 1711; lone, 62
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