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Volume 53, Number 27
HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 1937
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Guy L. Barlow
Deputy Sheriff at
Battle With Fever
Guv L. Barlow, 35, service station
operator and deputy sheriff at
Boardfnan, died at The Dalles hos
pital Tuesday morning after a six
weeks' struggle against typhoid fe
ver. He was taken to The Dalles
four weeks ago with his daughter,
Chloe, also stricken by the disease,
who has made a brave struggle but
whose condition is reported as crit
ical. Mr. Barlow and daughter are the
only cases of recent development at
Boardman, where Dr. R. M. Rice,
county physician, completed immu
nization of 150 persons last week.
Source of the disease was attributed
to a carrier.
Guy Leroy Barlow was born at
the farm home in Eight Mile, August
31, 1902, to James Franklin and
Florence Luella (Barry) Barlow,
who farmed in the Eight Mile sec
tion for many years. He attended the
Gooseberry school, and later attend
ed Hardman high school for a time.
He married Crystal Novella Rob
erts, daughter of Mrs. Elva Roberts,
then of Heppner, at the Eight Mile
farm home, May 26, 1925. In October
of that year they removed to Board
man to make their home where Mr.
Barlow has since operated a service
station. Mr. Barlow was appointed
deputy to Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman
for the north Morrow district on
December 6, 1929, and had since
served in that capacity. On various
occasions he acted as special deputy
at Rodeos and other special occa
sions in Heppner.
Strong physically before stricken
by the malady, and clean of habits,
Mr. Barlow was a respected citizen
of his community which feels his
loss keenly. He had served on the
city council, and was a member of
the Boardman I. O. O. F. lodge in
which he was an active worker.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Crystal Barlow, daughter Chloe;
mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Barlow, all of Boardman; broth
ers, Charles W., county clerk, of
Heppner, Ray of Eugene, and Ed
ward of Boardman, and sisters, Mrs.
Daisy Gillespie of Boardman, Mrs.
Golda Co of Seattle, Mrs. Flossie
Coats of Boardman, and Mrs. Leita
Messenger of Lexington.
Funeral services are being held
from the Boardman community
church at 2 o'clock this afternoon in
charge of Phelps Funeral home of
Heppner, Rev. H. B. Thomas offi
ciating, with interment following in
the Boardman cemetery.
Russell McNeill Takes
Bride at Longview
Announcement has been made of
the marriage of Russell McNeill, as
sistant manager Heppner branch,
First National Bank of Portland, and
Miss Margaret Gibbs, at the home of
the brde's parents in Longview, Wn.,
Following a short wedding trip
the newlyweds were expected to ar
rive in Heppner the end of the week
to make their home. They will occu
py an apartment in the A. J. Chaf-
, fee residence.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY SET
Friday next week, Sept 17th, will
be observed as a legal holiday in
Oregon by act of the legislature in
celebration of the 150th anniversary
of signing of the U. S. constitution.
All Morrow county schools will close
on this day, this year only, an
nounces Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, coun
C E. Carlson was in town Tuesday
from the farm home in the Goose
TALKED BY LIONS
Public Drinking Fountain, Cele
bration of Constitution Signing
Also Get Club's Attention.
"Condon and points on the John
Day highway recently obtained fast
er mail service. Why can't Heppner?
That question received some dis
cussion at the Monday Lions lunch
eon, without action, as the result of
contact with the club from the out
side looking to possible betterment of
the mail situation. Tram service,
several hours late almost dailv.
sometimes makes it impossible for
local people to get their mail before
No definite statement as to cause
was available, though it was report
ed that holding up the branch train
at Arlington to make connections
with a freight train is the cause of
the delay. A question as to whether
improvement in mail service would
esult in slower freight service and
thus be objectionable to merchants
Another item of civic imDrove-
ment was brought to the club's at
tention, that of installing a public
drinking fountain on Main street.
The need of the fountain was im
mediately admitted by everyone, and
it was decided to investigate the
matter of cost before taking definite
action. If the cost is found reasonable
and other angles of the project can
be worked out, the club might erect
the fountain, it was proposed.
Staging of the North Morrow
County fair this week end was
brought to the club s attention with
all club members who possibly could
urged to attend.
The club voted a resolution offer
ing its cooperation in local observ
ance of the sesaui-centennial cele
bration of signing of the United
States constitution, being observed
throughout the nation beginning
September 17, which has been set
as a national holiday.
Mary Lou Ferguson obliged with
a piano solo, and Adam. Knoblock
responded to introduction as a guest
by telling something of his work as
a government trapper. He estimated
roughly that he has killed 2000 cov
otes since he has held the traDDer
job. Coyotes in the north end of the
county, where his territory is lo
cated, are getting scarcer and scarcer
By Neighbor Shows
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Aiken and
Queen Betty Bergevin of Rodeo were
in Ontario the end of the week at
tending the Owyhee Stampede
where Queen Betty was a feted
guest of honor. She was treated in
royal style, reports Mr. Aiken, chair
man of the Rodeo executive board
Miss Bergevin was left at Baker on
the return to enter school.
Mr. Aiken himself this week re
ceived invitation from Herman Oli
ver, president of the Grant County
fair, to lead the parade as flag bear
er at the John Day show, the dates
of which are Sept. 23-24-25.
IN CAR ACCIDENT
The car of Harry Lee, local Safe
way store'employee, was badly dam
aged while the four occupants es
caped serious injury, when the car
overturned on slippery pavement
near Stanfield Saturday night. With
Lee were Dick Clatfelter, Central
market employee; Patricia Nelson,
Hermiston, and Jennie Swendig,
TO PLANT BEAVER
A hundred beaver will be planted
in the local forest district within the
next few days, announces the local
forest office. They are expected to
dam the mountain streams to help
conserve the water supply.
The American Legion Auxiliary
will hold its first fall meeting Mon
day, Sept. 13, at the home of Mrs,
Gene Ferguson. The new officers
will be installed at this time. All
members are urged to attend.
Win Many Places
At State Fair
'Go to Town' in Fine
Wool Classes; Eleven
Eleven Morrow county 4-H club
members are at the state fair ex
hibiting 22 sheep and one beef heif
er. That their showing is commend
able is shown by the following tele
phone report from Joseph Belanger,
county agent, this morning:
Donald Campbell, the only 4-H
club member to bring cattle, placed
fourth with a Shorthorn heifer calf.
In the Hampshire sheep classes,
Ralph Neill and Harold Neill placed
eigth and ninth in the yearling ewe
class against extremely stiff compe
tition. Ellwynne Peck placed eighth
with his fat Hampshire lamb and
fourth with his pen of 3 Hampshire
ewe lambs. Again in the fine wool
classes, Morrow county went to town.
In the fine wool yearling class, Guy
Moore won first, Gordon O'Brien
second, Malcolm O'Brien third and
Pat O'Brien fourth. In the fine wool
ewe lamb class Donald Peck won
second, Guy Moore- third, Jack
Healy fourth, Gordon O'Brien fifth,
Ellwynne Peck sixth. While in the
fine wool fat lamb class Jack Healy
won third, Kenneth Palmer fourth
and Ellwynne Peck fifth. This year
Morrow county club members met
real competition in the fine wool
class from other parts of the state.
In the 4-H club livestock judging
contest the Morrow county team,
made up of Kenneth Palmer, Ell
wynne Peck and Donald Peck, placed
fifteenth in a contest in which twen
ty-four teams were entered.
Have Two Blue
T. J. Humphreys and W. O. Dix
left today for the state fair.
Druggist and groceryman, they
go skylarking for a holiday. If the
state were exhibiting its croquet
players, they would bring back a
couple of blue ribbons, but they
go only to look, see and listen with
the crouet mallets left in cotton in
their respective closets.
Mr. Dix goes to the state fair
for the first time, while Mr. Hum
phreys saw his last state fair some
eleven years ago.
Mr. Humphreys may return with
Mr. Dix in an eye-dropper, or Mr.
Dix may have Mr. Humphreys in
tow with a ferris wheel around his
neck. Who knows what to expect
when two such friendly enemies
take in the state fair together.
Given at Boardman
Dr. R. M. Rice, county health phy
sician, completed immunization work
against typhoid fever at Boardman
last week, administering anti-toxin
injections to 150 persons. Included
in the work were all pupils of the
Dr. Rice stated that the late Guy
Barlow who succumbed to the dis
ease Tuesday, and his daughter, Miss
Chloe Barlow, are the only cases of
recent development at Boardman.
He was inclined to discredit the wa
ter supply being the cause of their
contracting the disease, because
theirs are the only cases of recent
development, and believes a "car
rier" may be responsible.
HAS PRIZE ZINNIAS '
E. E. Rugg believes his wife has
some 'of the finest, if not the finest
zinnias in Morrow county. They are
blossoming profusely at present, Mr.
Rugg reported when in town yester
day, adding a blaze of color to the
WILLIAM LE TRACE
RESIDENT 51 YEARS
Pioneer Stock Feeder and
Weighmaster Succumbs; Was
Native of New York State
William LeTrace. pioneer farmer
and weighmaster at the local stock
yards, died at his home in north
Heppner Monday afternoon follow
ing a brief illness.
Funeral services were held from
the Episcopal church yesterday af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Phelps Fu
neral home in charge and Rev. R.
C. Young, Methodist minister, of
ficiating. Attendance of a large con
course of friends and relatives, and
a large floral tribute, was evidence
of the community s esteem for the
deceased. Interment was in Masonic
William Henry LeTrace was born
at Buckton, N. Y.. February 4. 1867.
the son of John Edward and Ruth
(Powell) LeTrace, natives of Can
ada and New York respectively. He
was aged 70 yWs, 7 months and 2
days at death.
Mr. LeTrace first came to Morrow
county as a young man 51 years ago,
walking to Heppner with the late
John Byland, another pioneer. He
first found employment with Jim
Hager. September 10, 1895, he mar
ried Miss Neva Her, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Her, pioneer resi
dents, and the family home was made
at Heppner. For many years, Mr.
LeTrace farmed the small tract at
the north city limits of town where
he raised considerable hay for feed
ing livestock brought to the stock
yards for shipment and also operat
ed scales over which the stock was
weighed out. In this business he
formed friendships with most of the
stockmen of the county.
Mr. LeTrace earned a reputation
tor honesty and integrity in all bus
iness dealings, and at all times nro
vided for the children who attend
ed the local schools. He was a 25
year member of Knights of Pythias.
burvivmg are the widow, Mrs.
Neva LeTrace; children, John Ed
ward LeTrace of Missoula, Mont.;
Willa Pearl Wright of Heppner;
Ethel Cordilla Lowe of Gaston; Wm.
LeTrace, Jr., of Bonneville; Louis
LeTrace of Kinzua; three sisters,
Mable McClane of Portland, Olive
Woodward of New York, Edna
Wheeler of Boston, Mass., and two
brothers, Arthur and Hubert of New
York; also six grandchildren.
Billy Cochell Weds
Miss Stingle, Ontario
William Shannon Cochell, known
to his many Heppner friends as
"Billy," son of Mrs. Neva Cochell,
deputy sheriff, took as his bride Miss
Ellen Stingle of Ontario in a wed
ding ceremony performed by Rev.
Haines at Goldendale, Wash., last
Friday. The romance of the young
couple started when they were stu
dents at Eastern Oregon Normal
Mr. Cochell was on furlough from
the navy at the time of the cere
mony, returning to Bremerton, Wn.,
this week to report for duty, while
Mrs. Cochell goes to Kinzua to take
a teaching position in the schools
there. Billy is a graduate of Hepp
ner high school, with higher educa
tional work at the normal school,
and is a member of the band aboard
Uncle Sam's airship carrier, the Lex
ington. They have- the well wishes of
a host of Heppner friends.
MORROW BOOK COMING
Portland, Sept. 8. Dr. Luther H.
Evans, national supervisor of the
historical records survey, a WPA
project, has granted the Oregon of
fice permission to publish the "In
ventory of Morrow County." This
volume, containing a brief history of
Morrow county, a history of its
courthouses, essays on its govern
mental bureaus, and a complete in
ventory of its county records, will
be released by October first. The
Morrow county book will be the
first of a series of thirty-six similar
volumes issued as historical records
of Oregon counties.
On Main Street
Slated for Razing
Considered Fire and
Health Menace; Ac
tion Taken on Streets
Condemnation proceedings for the
removal of the Slocum buildings at
the corner of Main and Center
streets were authorized by the coun
cil Tuesday evening following re
port of the special investigating
committee which reported the build
ings vacant and a menace to the pub
lic health and peace.
Notice was asked to be served up
on the owners by the city attorney
that failure to remove the buildings
would result in removal by the city
with expenses charged against the
The wooden buildings were re
ported to be in a dilapidated con
dition, without tenants, and open to
anyone who might care to enter.
Litter inside and at the rear of the
buildings was considered an extreme
Two compliances to requests of
the committee to clean up were re
ported, and other requests, made as
a result of a secret report in which
the various menaces were numbered,
were put in the hands of the chief of
police for follow-up.
Two ordinances authorizing issu
ance of bonds were passed to third
reading with final passage expected
at the meeting on the 13th. One calls
for sale of the $7000 street improve
ment bonds authorized by the voters
at a recent special election, and the
other for sale of $5000 water refund
ing bonds. Bids on both issues will
be opened October 4.
Grading. of streets in preparation
for the new surfacing was reported
as starting last Tuesday, and a few
matters in connection with the work
were disposed of. It was decided to
remove a part of the rock bluff ex
tending into K street, in order to
widen that street just in front of
Heppner hospital, and also to ex
tend the macadam surfacing on Riv
erside drive outside the city limits
to connect with rock surfacing at the
Standard Oil plant, a distance of
about 100 yards.
The street committee reported
progress in obtaining right-of-way
for the proposed south Court street
connection with the upper Willow
creek road, and the street commit
tee was empowered to deal with Jess:
Hall, owner of the only property
through which the new right-of-way
has not been obtained. It was the ex
pectation of the council to have the
new upper Willow creek road ap
proach completed along with other
street work. The new approach will
eliminate three narrow corner turns
which must now be made to get onto
the upper Willow creek road.
A crew of seven men with Babler
Bros., contractors who have the sur
facing contract, were on the job the
end of the week, building bunkers
at the. rock quarry and doing other
work preliminary to starting the
paving. Barring unforseen eventu
alities, it is expected to have the
work completed by October 1.
Charles Smith Farm
Sells at $15 an Acre
Movement in Morrow county real
estate was featured this week by the
sale of the Charles Smith wheat
ranch in Blackhorse for $15 an acre.
The deal was consummated through
Morrow County Realty company
with Lucy W. Peters of Portland the
purchaser. The Smith farm is com
posed of 320 acres.
The realty company also an
nounces sale of the Arthur B. Jones
farm of 160 acres near lone to Grace
Peters Maxwell, also of Portland.
Lost Lady's navy blue purse con
taining keys. Reward for return to
this office. 27