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P 0 R T I A
Volume 53, Number 46
Last Meeting on
To Set Stage for
Big Farm Conclave
Special Range Sur
vey Made Here; Lay
Plans for Feb. 24
The last preliminary conference
group met today under the leader
ship of Professor E. L. Potter of Or
egon State Agricultural college, and
G. 'D. Pickford, ecologist of the U. S.
Forest service, to draw up general
recommendations for a long-time
livestock program in Morrow coun
ty. Three counties one in Idaho,
one in Washington, and one in Ore
gon were selected for a complete
range survey in connection with the
administration of the AAA range
conservation program. Morrow was
the one county in Oegon selected.
Mr. Pickford brought with him to
day maps and tables showing the
result of this survey, and went over
these figures carefully with livestock
Livestock operators scheduled to
attend the meeting today were W.
H. Cleveland, H. A. Cohn, R. A.
Thompson, Barney Doherty, Frank
Wilkinson, J. J. Wightman, Edwin
Hughes, Orrin Wright, R. I. Thomp
son, William Kilkenny, David Hynd,
John Hanna, J. G. Barratt, Ray
Wright, Chas. W. Bartholomew, John
Krebs, " A. E. McFarland, Forrest
Huntting, R. V. Jones, H. H. Jayne
and Glen Hadley.
Last Tuesday a similar county
. committee meeting was held to con
sider long-time crop acreage for this
county. Operators attending this
meeting were Lawrence Jenkins, ex
tension specialist in farm crops of
O. S. C; James M. McCabe, Ingvard
Skoubo, Herbert Hynd, Oscar Pet
erson, C. N. Jones, Frank E. Parker,
Burton H. Peck, Clyde Denny, Chas.
Becket, Carl Bergstrom, Oral Scott,
C. H. Van Schoiack, Terrel Benge,
R. B. Rice, J. O. Kincaid and Joe
The land use committee meeting
was held last Saturday with the fol
lowing men in attendance: Chas. W,
Smith, assistant county agent leader
from O. S. C; M. J. Fitzpatrick, E.
H. Miller, A. H. Nelson, C. E. Carl-
f son, Palu Smith, Fred Mankin, Wer
ner Rietmann, Lee Beckner, Fred
' Wehmeyer, L. D. Neill, Jack White,
Frank Frederickson, Frank S. Par
ker, Frank Saling( Leo Gorger, Al
bert Baker, Victor Carlson, Ray
Drake, Henry Baker, Floyd Adams,
4 George N. Peck, and Joe Belanger.
The first county committee meet
ing scheduled, that on farm and
home life, was held on Wednesday,
January 12th, with the following
ladies making up the county com
mittee: Faye Finch, Pauline Hughes,
Helen Currin, Mrs. Roy Neill, Carrie
Beckett, Etta Huston, Ethel Adams,
Lucy Rodgers, Bertha Nelson, Emma
Peck, Alta Cutsforth, Maude Pointer,
Mrs. E. C. Heliker, Elaine Rietmann,
Eflsa Peterson, Roxy Krebs, Anna
Skoubo, Mrs. Russell Miller, Mrs.
Victor Meier, Mrs. Arthur Allen,
Minnie McFarland, Ida Brace and
Mrs. Fred Houghton.
These meetings lay the foundation
for the general county agricultural
economic conference to be held at
Heppner February 24.
'Personality, Charm'
Theme of BPW Meet
Mrs. Elizabeth Dix led a program
on 'Tersonality and Charm" at the
Business and Profesional Women's
club meeting at the rooms of Miss
Rose Leibbrand in the Humphreys
building Monday evening.
Mrs. Dix gave a short introductory
talk, Miss Neva Neill discussed Ter
sonality" and Miss Leibbrand spoke
on Charm." Miss Leibbrand, dress
ed in mandarin costume, served
chow mein with chop sticks. Nine
mmebers were present.
Local District Annual Confab
Important Outlet on Soil
Practices for All of County
The third annual meeting of the
Lexington Erosion Control district
will be held at the Lexington grange
hall on Thursday, February 3. While
this meeting provides an opportu
nity for the election of advisors for
the erosion control district, a more
fundamental purpose is to provide
an opportunity for farm operators
to discuss the various practices be
ing carried on to stop soil losses,
says Joe Belanger, county agent.
The meeting is expected to attract
farmers from several Columbia ba
sin counties. Last year, weather con
ditions 'at the time of the meeting
were such that very few outside of
the county were able to attend; and
even' within the county, the roads
were too badly drifted to allow for
much travel.
Morrow county has made remark
able strides in the last two years in
controlling wind erosion. The phe
nomenal expansion of trashy sum
merfallow, however, has brought
with it several problems which far
mers will have to answer. Probably
the most pressing question is that of
weeds. What is the best manner of
controlling weeds in trashy summer
fallow on fall-seeded wheat? Sev
eral interesting answers to this
question should be brought out at
the February 3rd meeting. What is
the best use of the chisel? Is there
any possibility of. strip contour
farming? What is the effect of fall
operations upon stubble left for
trash the following year? What is
the effect of fall operations on mois
ture penetration? What does trashy
summerfallow have in arresting
run-off in summerfallow?
A series of slides will be shown at
the meeting, made from pictures
taken in Morrow county. No long
speeches are planned and outside of
one or two short talks, the entire
day will be taken up by discussion.
The home economics committee of
the Lexington grange is planning to
serve an excellent 25c luncheon at
District Officers
Visit Post and Unit
District Commander Bob Bur
lingame of Milton and District Pres
ident Mrs. James Todd of Hermis-
ton, for the sixth district American
Legion and auxiliary, were featured
visitors at a joint meeting of Hepp
ner post and unit at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Spencer Crawford Monday
evening. A pot luck dinner attended
by forty persons was enjoyed. Fol
lowing the dinner auxiliary mem
bers held their business meeting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Other out-of-town visitors includ
ed Wm. O'Rourke, commander of
Pendleton post, and Mrs. O'Rourke;
Hugh Bowman, John Joerger, Art
Greenwald, Marion Coyner, also of
Pendleton; James Todd and O. K.
Mudge of Hermiston.
Dr. F. Dwight Miller of Oregon
City, recent graduate of North Pa
cific Dental college at Portland, this
week announces opening of dental
offices at 210 First National bank
building, taking joint reception room
with Dr. L. D. Tibbies. Dr. Miller has
purchased the office equipment of
Dr. J. H. McCrady who is closing
his dental offices in the Gilman
building after several years of prac
tice here, and expects to leave in a
few months for his former home at
Cle Elum, Wash., and to locate in a
new practice after his leg, injured in
a recent automobile accident, gets
in better condition. The knee joint
was left stiff from the injury and
while mending satisfactorily the pro
cess of loosening it up has been slow.
Mrs. William Hayes and daughter
Karen arrived from their home at
Portland this week for a visit at the
home of Mrs. Hayes' parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. B. Nickerson.
Oregon, Thursday, January
Ticket Sale Starts
For Ball Honoring
Chief's Birthday
Hardman Event,
Card Party to Aid
National Foundation
Morrow county's participation in
the celebration of President Roose
velt's birthday as an aid to sufferers
from infantile paralysis was aug
mented this week by the slating of
a ball in Hardman Saturday eve
ning, the staging of a benefit card
party at the Episcopal parish house
in Heppner Tuesday afternoon that
drew a large attendance, and by
the activity of many workers over
the county.
Launching the ticket sale for the
county-wide ball to be held here
Saturday evening, the 29th, will
bring the celebration forcefully to
attention on a county front, and J.
L. Gault, county chairman, antici
pates the largest response ever. The
ball will climax the celerbation.
"Additoinal appeal is given this
year's celebration by the fact that
President Roosevelt has given his
birthday to the new national Foun
dation for Infantile Paralysis, as
announced by him last September
23rd," said Mr. Gault. "While new
trustees, including many outstand
ing figures in the nation's business
and professional world, are in charge
of the new foundation, the Presi
dent has left this year's definition
and carrying out of plans in the
hands of the treasurer of the Warm
Springs Foundation which received
benefits from previous celebrations.
This course was taken pending the
organization and drafting of plans
by the new trustees for fighting the
malady on a national scale, a task
requiring considerable time."
On first announcement of this
year's event, Mr. Gault received a
number if volunteer contributions.
In additoin to the sale of tickets for
the ball, opportunity will be given
everyone to contribute to the great
humanitarian cause, and whether it
be for the purchase of a ball ticket
or an outright contribution, any am
ount from a dollar up, as the con
science of the contributor may die
tate, will be acceptable. The entide
amount realized over local expenses
will go to the new national founda
tion. The President's birthday ball will
be the first social event to be held
in the newly renovated Elks hall,
which is now undergoing repainting
and receiving installation of new in
direct lighting fixtures that will as
sist greatly in brightening the occa
sion. $23,000 TO FARMERS
Checks for the 1937 Agricultural
Conservation payments are begin
ning to arrive at the county agentf
office. Payments of $23,789.25 have
been recevied to date. Notification is
being sent to evey individual as
soon as his check arrives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Cox received
telegraphic word the end of the
week of the death in an automobile
accident of Homer Calloway, brother-in-law
of Mrs. Cox, in Virginia.
Mr. Calloway was the husband of
Nean Hampton who attended high
school in Heppner in 1918-19, and
their home was made at Galax, Va.,
where Mr. Calloway was interested
in the livestock marketing business.
Besides the widow, two daughters
survive. Funeral services were to
be held at Galax last Saturday.
Norton King, freshman at Oregon
State college, has been promoted
from the cadet band to the first
band, according to word received by
his mother, Mrs. Leta Babb, this
week. Norton was first trombonist
with the school band here last year.
20, 1938
Delinquencies Reduced $14,000
in Year; Penalties and Rebates
Show Near Offset in Report
Morrow county's total delinquent
tax balance dropped $14,000 below
the year previous figure with the
completion of tax collection turn
overs from the sheriffs office at the
close of 1937. The $14,000 represents
the amount by which collections ex
ceeded the current year's roll.
Delinquencies at the beginning of
the year amounted to $356,545.35, and
at the end of the year, $342,285.88,
according to figures released this
week by Charles Barlow, county
Total collections on the current
roll were $215,325.79; on the delin
quent roll (1936 and prior years)
$76,565.83. Balance to be collected
on current roll was $62,306.36; on
delinquent roll, $279,979.52.
Interest collected on current roll
was $969.91; on delinquent roll, $3,
583.79. Discount for prepayment on
current year's tax amounted to $4,
051.29, making the penalty against
tardy payers and the premium al
lowed prompt payers almost even up
for the year.
Pendleton and lone
Clash Saturday
Ione's town basketeers, who have
turned that town into a hotbed of
rabid casaba fans with ten wins this
season, will have their big test of
the season Saturday night. The Do
mestic Laundry team from Pendle
ton with two players from the 1934
state high school championship
team who so far have bested the
lone record by a one-point margin,
having hung up eleven victories,
will invade the maple court of the
neighboring city, and Fred Hoskins,
lone manager, promises the hottest
basketball game ever seen in these
Arnold Minnis, World war buddy
of Lee Beckner, big wheat operator
of lone, manages the laundry team,
and the boys who have the habit of
taking all opponents to the cleaners
are Jack McClure, Dean Galloway,
Ferdie Hudeman, forwards; Chub
Largent, Harold Rosenburg, Bob
Rosenburg, guards, and Jack God
win, center.
Thomas J. Wells
Out for Assessor
Thomsa J. Wells, county assessor,
became the second candidate for
county office before the May 20 pri
maries when he announced his can
didacy for that office as a democrat.
The first candidate in the field was
George Bleakman who anpounced
for county commissioner as a repub
lican two weeks ago.
Wells is the son of the late Jesse
J. Wells who served as assessor for
some thirty years. Thomas J., who
was serving as deputy, was named
by the county court to succeed his
father upon the latter's death early
last year. If nominated and elected
the young man promises to "contin
ue to serve to the best of my ability."
Mrs. Etta Johnson of Portland is
at the home of her son, J. O. Rasmus,
having been met by Mr. Rasmus at
Arlington last Saturday. Mrs. John
son had just completed a three
months stay in a Portland hospital
in which time she underwent sur
fical treatment and her illness still
enforces confinement, though she
is able to be out of bed some of the
Mrs. Leta Babb announces the
purchase this week of the Marion
Cork residence in south Heppner,
just across the street from the Lucas
place. The residence has been occu
pied by Mr. and Mrs. William
Sheriff C. J. D. Bauman reports
that he acted as host to 126 official
guests at the county bastile in 1937.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Sentiment Strongly
Favors Sawmill
Locating Here
Construction Work
On; Benefits of
Operation Told
Repercussions from the statement
of F. F. Wehmeyer, forest ranger,
that a local large sawmill operation
was opposed by the U. 6. forest ser
vice policy, show a strong sentiment
in favor of the milling operation.
The while, since publication of Mr.
Wehmeyer's statement in this paper
last week, buildings are being erect
ed and machinery received by Hor
ace Wray at the site just north of
town, with announcement that the
operation will start in the early
H. O. Wray, owner and manager
of the mill, is at Yakima superin
tending the dismantling and loading
end of the work and is expected to
arrive here sometime next week.
The brother here, who has no con
nection with the mill except to as
sist his brother in moving while
there is little work to be done on his
large strawberry farm near Yakima,
said present plans contemplate set
ting up for a small daily cut, using
the mill as it was set up at Yakima
for a 40,000-foot daily capacity.
How the operation may be ex
pected to release at least $58,000
yearly into local trade channels was
told by Mr. Wray. Estimating an
average daily cut of 30,000 feet for
150 days of operatiin the total out
put would be 4,500,000 feet. The
estimated cost of production was
placed at $13 per thousand, giving
the total payroll figure of $58,500.
Breaking down the $13 per thou
sand figure into its components, Mr.
Wray gave the following estimates:
Cost of timber, $1.50 per M; felling
and bucking, $1; skidding and load
ing, $1.50; roads, $1; logger's profit,
$.50; trucking, $3.50; mill cut, $3.00;
grading and loading, $1. These esti
mates he gave as variable, but indi
cative of the proportions going into
the various phases of operation. It
is necessary for any mill here to
keep its cost down to $13 at the most
to compete for markets, he said.
If timber is available, the operation
will be expanded and the mill equip
ped for a larger output. Mr. Wray
did not believe cutting of timber
due to the local mill operation would
in any way jeopardize the local
watershed. The ponderosa pine in
this district is ripe and ready for
cutting, and it appeared to him that
much of its value will have been lost
if it is left for any prealpnt large)
milling operation, and in such latter
event the set-up is such as to carry
the payroll money away from, in
stead of toward Heppner.
A mill site near town was select
ed by the manager because of the
convergence here of all roads from
th local forest area, he said.
Street Closure Set;
City Buys Pick-Up
Ordinance to close the west 120
feet of August street passed third
reading and was adopted by the
council at its regular mid-month
meeting Monday evening. The
closed portion of the street is being
included in the forest camp site.
On recommendation of the special
committee to investigate various
bids to supply the city a new pick
up, the bid of Ferguson Motor com
pany on a new Chevrolet was ac
cepted and order to purchase the
machine was passed.
Orville Cutsforth reports the pur
chase recently of 1700 acres of farm
land in the lone vicinity, known as
the old Lyons farm and formerly
opeated by Christophersons. The
stand of fall sown wheat on the
place is excellent( being four to five
inches in height at present.