Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, November 11, 1937, Image 1

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Volume 53, Number 36
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More Recognition
For County Roads
Asked From State
Support for Position
of County Court
Asked Before Lions
Need for concerted action by Mor
row county people if this county is
to get its just share of state highway
revenues was told before the Mon
day Lions luncheon by Judge Bert
Johnson and Commissioner George
Peck. Following up a letter stating
this county's position in respect to
state highway aid in this county,
these members of the court declared
it was the court's intention to get
just recognition from the state high
way commission if humanly possible,
but that support from everyone is
needed. Lions answered with a
pledge of backing.
Commissioner Peck gave a short
summary of the situation, citing that
state aid in this county in 1937
amonted to $8000 for maintenance of
the state's 161.8 miles of primary
and secondary highways and some
$9000 turned back to the county for
use on county roads. This figure
compares with $99,125, or about one
third of the total county tax levy,
that was levied for county road pur
poses this year. The only money ex
pended by the state for new con
struction in the county this year,
that for surfacing of the Lexington
Jarmon secondary highway, was ear
marked for expenditure -in 1936 and
came from monies allotted for that
year. Actually the state has not ex
pended a penny for new construction
in the county out of 1937 monies,
though the court had previously
been given assurance that the Hepp-ner-Rhea
creek sector of the Heppner-Wasco
road would be oiled this
Of the sum levied for roads in
Morrow county in 1937, $50,000 was
for construction and maintenance of
the 1200 miles of county roads, $27,
500 for paymen of principal on road
bonds, and $21,625 for interest on
bonds. The levy for roads plus the
levy for schools and old age pen
sions comprises the bulk of the
county levy, Mr. Peck said.
He also called attention to the fact
that the Heppner-Nye sector "of the
Oregon-Washington highway has
not been surfaced according to the
statute under which the road was
created a state highway in 1917.
This point was emphasized in the
court's letter to the state highway
commission, which letter was read
to the club by Judge Johnson. The
substance of the letter follows:
"During the early part of this year
we received a communication from
you stating that the plan for the al
location of federal funds, etc., for
use in the various counties of the
state and the taking over of certain
roads by the state in said counties
would be worked out by you and the
counties notified of your decision.
We have not heard from you on this
subject and it is now almost No
vember except for the visit of your
engineer, Mr. O. Cutler, who could
only give us vague information of
what the commission had in mind.
"This cturt and the people of this
county believe that they have not
been dealt with fairly by you in the
past in the matter of improving the
secondary roads and the completion
of the primary road from Heppner
to Nye Junction as provided for in
the session laws of 1937. We also
strenuously protest the removal of
the Oregon - Washington highway
from Heppner Junction to Nye Junc
tion from the Federal Aid system
which was done some years ago. This
removal was made without any no
tice of any kind to us. We were cer
tainly entitled to some consideration
in that move in view of the fact that
this county provided practically one
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Hermiston Bulldogs Come
Today as Favorites to Win;
Heppner Leads in Past Games
Heppner high Mustangs will at
tempt to duplicate last year's victory
over the Hermiston Bulldogs in their
tenth annual Armistice Day grid
classic today at 2:30 at the Rodeo
stadium. This game will climax the
season's play for both teams.
Alhough the Bulldogs enter the
contest as favorites over the Heppner
warriors, local dopesters predict a
close outcome and a possible upset.
Both teams have played Arlington,
Hermiston being victorious, 13 to 6,
with Heppner losing, 18 to 0.
Two years ago the Hermiston lads
came to this city with an impressive
record and as heavy favorites to
topple the Heppnerites, but at the
end of the titantic struggle, the local
boys walked off the field with a
hard-earned 13-0 victory tucked un
der their belts.
Heppner's hopes- rest principally
on a sturdy line, the line smashes of
Van Marter, veteran back, and fleet
open-field running of Milton Mor
gan and Dean Gilman.
Vernon Knowles, Emmet Kenny,
Jackson Gilliam, La Verne Van Mar
ter, John Hays, and Bill Browning,
all seniors, will play their last game
for Heppner high school today.
In the last nine years of competi
tion Heppner has won five games to
Hermiston's three, with one ending
in a scoreless tie.
The following list reveals the
scores of the previous Armistice Day
games, with Heppner's score given
first: 1928, 0-0; 1928, 21-6; 1930, 39-0;
1931, 0-7; 1932, 21-6; 1933 0-12; 1934,
0-18; 1935, 13-0; 1936, 7-6.
Old Lexington Paper
Gives lone News
Walter Eubanks brought a copy
of the old Lexington Budget into
the office this week wih the request
that we reprint the lone news there
from. The paper was dated Novem
ber 1, 1888. The lone Items of that
date read:
Jim Rhea was in town today.
Everybody appears jubilant and
happy since the rain.
Times are lively here wih the far
mers, who are all putting in an un
usually large acreage.'
The railroad thieves have all skip
ped; gone to Lexington and Hepp
ner. Look out for them.
Marvin Smith was in town yester
day. He is of the opinion that it
CAN rain in this country; although
people talk to the contrary.
T. J. Carl has gone to Castle Rock
to assist in tearing down Fell's store
which will be removed to this place
next week. His warehouse here is
already under construction; dim
ensions 40x132 feet.
This morning the railroad moved
everything on to the main line, in
cluding the gang of brick-layers,
who will be employed there in tak
ing up old rails and replacing them
with new ones. The old rails will
be used on the Willow creek branch.
The Chinamen will be removed to
Lexington as soon as the construc
tion train returns. "B."
Progress Reported
in Library Drive
Good progress in the drive to soli
cit funds for the library is reported
by J. O. Turner, chairman of hte
drive committee, who has announc
ed receipts of $123.50 to date with
several organizations unreported.
Heppner lodge B. P. O. Elks gave
the work a $25 lift, and individuals
have responded readily. Funds so
raised will be used for operation the
coming year. Solicitation is being
made this year in lieu of funds us
ually obtained from staging of the
annual vod-vil.
Dance at Cecil hall, Sat., Nov. 13.
Good music, supper. Everybody
Peace Rejoicing
Stirs America on
Armistice Day
Local Holiday Fea
tured by Legion Ac
tivity; War Decried
Peace reigns in America today on
the 19th anniversary of cessation of
hostilities in the "war to end war."
Only on the gridirons of the country
today will American youth be asked
to pit their strength against the
enemy, and that not in the interest
of annihilation but rather in cele
bration of a time when those young
men of the preceding generation
were removed from the dangers of
We in Heppner today rejoice that
famed Armistice of November 11,
1918. With members of the Amer
ican Legion those who saw service
in the late great war taking the
lead in the celebration, we welcome
a holiday from the work-a-day
world to share their rejoicing.
Activities in which all will unite
include staging of an ex-service
men's parade at 2 o'clock followed
by the Hermiston-Heppner football
game at Rodeo field, and in the eve
ning, dancing at the Elks hall. A
6 o'clock dinner for ex-service men
and ladies under auspices of the
American Legion, and with Her
miston legionnaires and auxiliary
members as guests will be held at
the Elkhorn restaurant.
But even while America celebrates
in peace and thanksgiving, war
clouds shadow the horizon. Spain
and China are suffering the ravages'
of the war lord, and representatives
of the major nations are even now
headed for conference to try to see
a warless way out of difficulties,
each the while leaving a nation arm
ed to greater proportions than at
any time in peacetime history.
War clouds come and go. But we
in America have one major war in
every twenty years of our history
to remind us of possibility of recur
rence. Those of the older genera
tion want no more war. They know
its heartaches, and social and econ
omic futility. The younger gener
ation does not know of these things
first-hand, but must learn and take
heed from their elders.
The spirit of Armistice day is the
rejoicing at dawn of peace. It's
message is a world made secure
against future war, that this peace
may be everlasting.
State BPW Head
Here Tomorrow
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ZOLA MORGAN, Hillsboro
Zola Morgan, Hillsboro, state pres
ident of Business and Professiinal
Womens club will be among state
officers here tomorrow for a district
conference, with Pendleton, Tht
Dalles and Hood River clubs parti
cipating. Leta Humphreys is chair
man of the local committee on arrangements.
Cooperation of Everyone Asked
in Getting Accurate Check;
Cards to be Mailed by 20th
Census of Uncle Sam's unemployed
will be taken from November 16 to
20 through the postoffices. Cards to
be filled out by each unemployed
or part-time employed person will
be placed in the hands of each fam
ily of the city on November 16 and
are to be filled out and mailed by
midnight of November 20. The cen
sus is being taken through the post
offices, and Postmaster Chas. B. Cox
requests that those not needing cards
return them to avoid a shortage.
Mayor Jeff Jones has appointed a
committee to assist in the census
taking, as requested by the national
census administrator. Named are J.
O. Turner, Mrs. Clara Beamer, John
Anglin, George Howard, W. Y. Ball,
F. W. Turner, J. G. Thomson, Mrs.
Hanson Hughes, J V. Crawford and
D. A. Wilson.
Object of the census is to obtain
a complete and accurate check on
the number of unemployed persons
in the United States Such a census
is expected to be of benefit as a ba
sis for future relief measures, and
wholehearted cooperation on the
part of everyone is earnestly re
quested to make it as accurate as
A card should be filled out by any
one who would normally wish em
ployment and who is now out of
work or has only part-time work
where full-time employment is de
sired. School children should not be
listed, however.
Assistance in registration may be
obtained at the postoff ice or from
any member of the committee. While
enlistment under the census does
not carry the guarantee of employ
ment, it should assist in bringing
about adequate relief legislation.
Car Accident Claims
Couple Known Here
Word was received by Lexington
relatives yesterday of the death of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Standish of
Salem who died as the result of an
automobile accident at Woodland,
Wash., Tuesday. Mrs. Standish, for
merly Amy Leach, who was born
and reared at Lexington, was a sis
ter of Ralph Leach and uncle of
James Leach, both of Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Standish with their
daughter-in-law, Mrs. W. J. Stan
dish of Holly, Ore., were on their
return from Seattle. On a sharp
turn in the highway at Woodland,
they failed to make a right turn,
skidded and headed into the rear of
a Pacific Highway Transport truck
parked beside the highway. Mr.
Standish died as he was being placed
in an ambulance, and his wife suc
cumbed to injuries yesterday morn
ing after being' taken to the Clark
county hospital in Vancouver. The
younger Mrs. Standish escaped with
minor injuries.
A double funeral will be held at
Salem tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs.
Standish but recently visited Mrs.
Standish's old home near Lexington.
Other surviving brothers include
Dr. Mark Leach of Pendleton, and
N. A. Leach and J. R. Leach of
Robison Stock Ranch
Sells for $22,000
The stock ranch of Lotus Robison,
known as the Hardman ranch, com
prising 4,040 acres was sold to Ray
mond Wright of the same district for
$22,225. The deal was consummated
yesterday reports Eubanks and Du
vall. of Morrow County Land com
pany. Three hundred acres of the ranch
is farm land and the remainder gra
zing land, the realtors reported.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wightman
and two children were visitors over
the week end from Arlington where
Mr. Wightman is Smith-Hughes instructor.
Taxes for 1934 and
Prior Years Face
Sheriffs Office
Advises Payment
Before Decmber 31
Taxpayers must make a "riffle" in
the next two months, or before De
cember 31, to avoid issuance of de
linquent certificates and foreclosure
of property on which taxes are de
linquent for 1934 and prior years,
comes announcement from the sher
iff's office. Under a statute passed
in 1935, delinquent certificates must
be issued each year on property on
which payment of taxes is more than
three years in arrears, and the sher
iffs office is compelled to proceed
immediately with foreclosure of such
Foreclosure of delinquent certifi
cates may be forestalled by payment
of 1937 tax in full before Dec. 31 and
additional payment of not less than
one-quarter of the taxes of the ear
liest year of delinquency, with inter
est. This is the minimum require
ment of the law, says the sheriff.
Under Chapter 5, Special Session
Laws of 1935, as amended by Chap
ter 96, Oregon Laws, 1937, interest
will be waived on a further payment
of your delinquent taxes of 1934 and
prior years, if made by December 31,
with full payment of current taxes,
provided that such fuhrter payment
of delinquent taxes shall not be less
than one-quarter of those of the
earliest year of delinquency. By so
paying your 1937 taxes in full and
two -quarters of the taxes of your
earliest year of delinquency, one
quarter with and the other without
interest, you will be enabled to take
advantage of the interest waiving
law in 1938 and subsequent years, in
the case of real property tax.
Interest running on delinquent
taxes of 1935 and 1936 is not subject
to waiver, therefore it is advised to
pay taxes for these years as soon as
Notice by mail will be given each
taxpayer of amount of delinquency
on December 1.
In the case of personal property
tax delinquency, foreclosure of de
linquent certificates may be avoided
by paying the 1937 tax in full, with
interest where applicable; delinquent
taxes of 1936 in full, with interest;
one-quarter of the taxes of the ear
liest year of delinquency, without
interest if accompanied or preceded
by full payment of 1937 taxes.
The sheriff's office welcomes any
inquiries, and will furnish state
ments of the exact amount required
to be paid to avoid foreclosure on
being advised of the desires of any
Past worthy matrons of Heppner
chapter 32, O. E. S., will fill the
offices for work at the regular
meeting tomorrow evening, announ
ces Virginia Turner, worthy ma
tron. All members are urged to be
County committeemen under the
Agricultural Conservation act met
at the courthouse Saturday to trans
act business in connection with the
new and old set-ups. Most of the
committeemen were in attendance.
Members of the county cour, the
county treasurer and county engi
neer are among county officials go
ing to Portland this week end to be
in attendance at annual meetings of
state associations.
A weepy sky overhangs Heppner
this morning as we go to press, fol
lowing a heavy shower last night.
Footballers will get muddy, while
the farmers smile.
William Instone was in town Mon
day from the Butter creek ranch.