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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 1937
Girls' Play Day at lone
By MARGARET BLAKE
Many of the girls of the Heppner
and Lexington high schools enjoyed
a "play day" here last Thursday as
guests of the local high school girls.
Games and sports were enjoyed as
well as a program of skits, tap danc
ing, musical numbers, etc., present
ed by the girls if the various schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Long were Port
land visitors last week.
Alexander McDonald, teacher in
the high school, was called to Banks
on Monday by the death of a rela
tive. Ralph Harris has been up from
The Dalles for a few days to com
plete arrangements with Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Hinkley of Dixie, Wash.,
to take charge of the Park hotel for
the winter months. Mrs. Harris
continues to improve slowly in a
hospital at The Dalles. Mr. Harris
returned there on the train Monday
The Women's Topic club party for
November was given in the Masonic
hall last Friday night with Mrs. E.
R. Lundell, Mrs. D. M. Ward, Mrs.
M. E. Cotter and Mrs. Clyde Denny
- as hostesses Seven tables of bridge
were in play. Prizes went to Mrs,
H. D. McCurdy, Mrs. Clel Rea, Mrs,
Cleo Drake, Frank Lundell, Bert
Mason and Louis Bergevin. Deli
cious refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart of Silverton
were up from their home over the
week end to visit their daughter,
Frances, who is recovering from an
appendectomy in the Heppner hos
Dorothy Farrens won a prize of $1
given by the Union Sunday School
last Sunday to the boy or girl writ
ing the best essay on "What I Am
Mrs. Garland Swanson and Mrs.
J. E. Swanson were hostesses for a
bridge luncheon at the home of the
latter last Wednesday. Prizes were
won by Mrs. Bert Mason and Mrs.
The dance, carnival and bazaar
given by the Home Ec club of Wil
lows grange in the Legion hall last
Saturday night was well attended.
The American Legion and auxil
iary will hold a joint meeting at the
Legion hall on Friday night. There
will be a social hour following the
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blake of Con
don are guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Mathews
came up from Roseburg on Sunday.
They are at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. O. Ely.
Elmer Griffith returned on Friday
from the Veterans hospital at Walla
Walla where he has been receiving
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Balsiger were
up from White Salmon last Friday
and Saturday. They report that
they are comfortably settled in their
The Womens Missionary society of
the Gooseberry Lutheran church
held its annual birthday social at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Carlson last Sunday afternoon. A
large crowd was present and a very
pleasant time was had.
Laxton McMurray is driving a
FINE CITY NEWS
Feature at Pine City
By BBRNICE WATTENBURGER
The leading character in the high
school play, Bruce Lindsay, is suf
fering from an injured knee and
foot. Since "the show must go on,"
Bruce will walk with the aid of a
Mr. and Mrs. Bob McGreer, Mr.
and Mrs. Lon Wattenburger and
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wattenburger
motored to Pendleton -on business
At the card party held Friday
evennig at the Clayton Ayers' home,
Mrs. Marion Finch and Russeil
Moore received high scores and
Bob McGreer and Miss Dora Moore
received low scores.
Mrs. Ray J. Pinson spent the
week end in Pendleton.
Miss Dora E. Moore spent the
week end with Mrs. Joyce Smith in
10 and see the Negroes perform.
Bring your basket for the basket
social to be held afterwards.
Mrs. Ollie Neill and daughter Ne
va were over night guests Saturday
at the Lon Wattneburger home.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Finch at
tended the dance at the Lena grange
hall Saturday night and the grange
at Lexington Sunday.
Mrs. Fred Rauch motored to Pen-
dleon on business Monday.
Given to Grangers
Granges in Morrow county and in
every part of the state will devote
a large part of their lecture time to
a study of Oregon's natural resources
and the problems of use and conser
vation of them, according to word re
ceived here. C. W. Reynolds, execu
tive assistant of the state planning
board, has cooperated with grange
officials and worked out a study
program for this year.
An outline of the study plan was
recently presented to the Morrow
county grange conference by Mrs.
G. W. Thiessen, Milwaukie, state
lecturer. On her trips the lecturer
was accompanied by other grange
officers, including Ray W. Gill, state
master; Morton Tompkins, overseer;
Mrs. Bertha Beck, secretary; Mrs.
Mary Lundell, chairman, and Mrs.
Fannie McCall, state matron.
A special bulletin prepared by
the planning board lists eight sug
gested topics, all carefully outlined
for discussion. Topics are "Farming
and Forests," "Weeds," "The Farmer
Buys and Sells," "Fish, Feathers and
Furs," "What is Happening to Ore
gon's Youth Resaurces?", "We Can
Prevent Crime," "Too Much Land
or Not Enough!", "Electric Power
First of the topics has been worked
out in detail for presentation at
grange, meetings and others will be
completed in the near future, it is
announced. Material is taken from
planning board reports and from
The lecture series provided by the
planning board not only will serve
to further conservation and other
programs held to be of great value
to the state, but it provides a valu
able addition to the grange meetings,
it is pointed out by Mrs. Thiessen.
"If you picture the little granges,
many of them miles away from any
source of information, you will see
how valuable, this information is for
them," .Mrs. Thiessen states. "The
planning board is carrying on an
adult education project to a class of
people who could not otherwise ob
Mrs. Thiessen has already placed
the program before the granges of
Klamath, Lake, Harney, Grant, Mal
heur, Baker, Union, Wallowa, Des
chutes, Jefferson, Crook, Sherman
Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Wasco,
Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, Lin
coin, and Curry. Other counties will
be visited in the near future.
Okehed by Guest
Corvallis Conventions and con-
ferences, highly developed American
institutions that have been frequent
ly decried, have been strongly en
dorsed by one prominent English
visitor as a valuable aid to democrat
ic education. Miss Winifred Harley,
who has crossed the Atlantic 20
times in carrying on work in both
her native England and America,
lists the convention system along
with numerous other items that she
particularly likes about American
Miss Harley, who is spending a
year as visiting professor and direct
or of nursery schools at Oregon State
college, also listed, in a recent ad
dress to the honor society of Phi
Kappa Phi, the many ways in which
Englishmen and Americans differ
in their outlook and opinions. Many
of these differences are based on
misconceptions, she said, in urging
a frank facing of such potential friC'
tion points as a step toward better
"PORKIES" ONLY TROPHY
Two big fat porcupines are all
they had to show for their elk hunt
is the report of one member of a
party of four who was in Heppner
Saturday. The party was composed
of Shorty Fellers, Arley Padberg,
A series of weekly articles on
the problem of Highway Safety
by Earl Snell, Secretary of State.
Education, enforcement and en
gineering are the three vital factors
that will solve the traffic accident
problem and reduce the number of
lives so needlessly sacrificed on our
streets and highways. There is a
wide divergence of opinion as to
which of these three is the most im
portant and the comment of E. Ray
mond Cato, chief of the California
Highway patrol, is interesting in this
Chief Cato calls attention to the
fact that in one month recently in
California there were 31 less traffic
fatalities than in the corresponding
month last year; also that during the
same month period this year there
were 5,244 arrests as compared with
3,127 in the same month in 1936. He
attributes this improved record in a
great measure to the additional po
lice activities. He says:
"We are satisfied that control of
excessive speed alone spared these
31 human lives on our highways and
aer determined to keep up our ef
forts in an attempt to show greater
improvement each month. This is
the firs time in nearly three years
that we have shown a reduction and
I am satisfied that enforcement alone
is our immediate answer to the prob
lem insofar as we understand it to
day." While I do not believe that en
forcement alone is the answer to the
problem, Chief Cato's experience in
meeting a deplorable situation must
carry great weight. Every enforce
ment agency in Oregon has a respon
sibility to meet if results are to be
accomplished. Excessive speed con
tinues to be a contributing factor in
many fatal accidents.
Consider these things, keep your
car under control at all times, and
help eliminate Oregon's traffic
Turkey Facts Given
In New Leaflet
Sixty-five percent of the Oregon
turkey crop is sold through inde
pendent dealers and 35 percent thru
the four district cooperative asso
ciations. Seventy percent of Oregon
grown turkeys are shipped to out-of-state
This is part of a large fund of in
formation pertaining to Oregon's 2
to three million dollar turkey indus
dustry found in a leaflet entitled,
"Let's Talk Turkey," prepared by J.
R. Beck, extension specialist in ru
ral service, using data supplied by
Noel Bennion, extension poultryman.
It is the lastest of a series of leaflets
on different phases of Oregon's ag
riculture which Mr. Beck has pre
pared as program material for use of
all rural organizations and other in
As to the turkey situation this
year, the leaflet shows that 7,189,000
pounds of turkeys were in cold stor
age in the United States on Septem
ber 1 last year, while on the same
date this year the pounds of turkeys
in storage was 12,314,000. It is esti
mated that Oregon will market 700,
000 turkeys this year, as compared
with 800,000 last year.
The pamphlet also shows that it
takes an average of 75 pounds of
feed to produce a turkey ready for
market at 26 weeks of age, and that
it requires from four to five pounds
of feed to produce a pound of grain,
from hatching to maturity. Early
gains are the cheapest, it is pointed
Other feeding pointers indicate
that feed costs can be reduced 10 to
20 per cent by using alfalfa, sun
flowers, corn fields, etc, as pasture;
that each bird needs six inches of
hopper space, and that it is best not
to give strong feeds, such as low
grade fish meal or inferior vitamin
D fish-bearing oils, within the 'last
six weeks before killing.
That breeding hens confined re
quire eight feet of floor space, and
that one torn is required for each 12
to 14 hens, are other facts brought
out in the leaflet.
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