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Volume 53, Number 52
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 3, 1938
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Transfer of Bank
Timber Lands to
Gov't Completed
Further Dividend
Assured Says J. L.
Gault, Receiver
Final transfer to the United States
of 4880 acres known as the "Coal
Mine" holdings of First National
Bank of Heppner asures a further
divident to bank depositors of 8 to
10 per cent, announces J. L. Gault,
receiver. The deed to the govern
ment was put on record Monday.
Three years of effort on the part
of Mr. Gault to have this land placed
in the forest reserve has realized
fruition in the transfer. He has
strongly advocated the action to help
perpetuate the Willow creek water
shed. He expresses appreciation of
the assitsance given his efforts by
people throughout the Willow creek
valley, and especially commends the
valuable services of Congressman
Water M. Pierce who has worked
tirelessly to this end, and who has
efected many necessary contacts in
A further dividend to bank de
positors of 8 to 10 per cent is as
sured by the sale, the latter figure
to be reached if other bank holdings
are disposed of at reasonably satis
factorv -Dnces. said Mr. Gault, in
which event he expected total re
turn to depositors to reach 85 per
J. B. Huddleston
Was Veteran Agent
J. B. Huddleston, veteran railroad
agent in charge of the local depot for
15 years before retiring in 1918, died
at his home in Portland Saturday
following a paralytic stroke, and was
buried from Holman and Lutz chapel
in that city Monday. At time of re-
tirement from the railroad service
he was the second oldest agent in
noint of service in the division, O
W. R. & N., being headed only by
J. B. Glover, agent at Portland.
Mr. Huddleston came to Heppner
shortly after the Heppner flood and
served as agent here continuously
until retirement when he took up
sheep raising on the ranch at Lone
Rock. He left the ranch only a few
months ago to live in Portland where
the davs of his young manhood were
spent. Mr. Huddleston neve married, J
but throughout his residence here
and at Lone Rock his sister, Miss
Beatrice Huddleston, resided with
him. Besides this sister, he is sur
vived by a brother, Ray, of Ukiah,
a brother in Alaska and another sis
ter. Mrs. Fred Parrish of this city
is a niece. A wide circle of friends
in this county offer sympathy to the
Heppner"s tournament assemblage,
being allowed eight players, a man
ager and a coach according to tour
nament rules, will probably be: four
juniors, Emery Coxen, Milton Mor
gan, Joe Aiken and Bill Barratt,
captain; four freshmen, Hugh Craw
ford, Don Bennett, Harry O'Donnell
and Doug Drake; Harold Armstrong,
manager, and Bob Knox, coach. Of
the tournament squad only two,
Coxen and Morgan, have had pre
vious high schol competition before
this season.
Miss Maude King was able to re
sume her teaching duties at school
Monday after being confined by ill
ness for several weeks.
Mrs. Alva Jones was ill with flu
at home this week.
CCC's Start Clearing Brush
Looking to Straightening
Creek's Flow Through Town
Work of improving the channel of
Willow creek through the city was
startetd Monday by the local soil
conservation force and a CCC crew.
Starting with the clearing out of
brush, the work will include straight
ening and widening of the channel
to give the water a straighter and
less impeded path through town;
Not only is a more sightly creek ex
pected to result, but the flood haz
ard will be minimized.
The work has been talked for sev
eral years, but it was not until an
agreement signed by city and camp
officials a few weeks ago was re
turned with okeh from Washington
that it could be started. It is ex
pected to solicit the cooperation of
property holders along the creek in
carrying out the program to com
City officials believe the cooper
ation of property holders should be
readily forthcoming because of the
enhanced value it will give all prop
erty along the creek.
Writer's Dream
Realized by Woman
Who Resided Here
Few writers attain the dream of
all writers publication of then
first story. That dream has been
realized, however, by Helen Hed
rick who resided in Heppner when
her husband, E. H, Hedrick, was
superintendent of local schools.
Mrs. Hedrick has had her first
short story accepted by Saturday
evening Post to be published in a
forthcoming issue, says a daily
press dispatch from Central Point,
the author's former home and still
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Warren H. Norcross.
A former Heppnerite who be
came a friend of Mrs. Hedrick's
here, writes "I received a letter
fom Helen today and she said she
was corresponding with the editor
of Collier's in regard to some more
short stories and her first novel
almost completed. We feel
quite happy over her success, as
she was such a youngster when in
Heppner only about 19. Now she
has three children, two girls and a
boy the eldest 12 and the young
est six."
The Hedricks now reside at
Medford where Mr. Hedrick is city
school superintendent.
Locals Trounce Lex
In Town Hoop Game
Following the high school game
Friday night the Heppner town team
trounced the Lexington townies in
a clean, fast game, 75-34. Having no
substitutes, the Heppner team was
forced to use the same men through
out. With the Heppner team's showing
last Friday night, it has been sug
gested that a game be arranged with
Fred Hoskins' team from lone. The
line-up was: Heppner Knox f, 14;
Furlong f, 6; Van Marter c, 40; Dris
coll g, 13; Cason g, 2. Lexington
Thonburg f, 12; Munkers f; Palmer
c, 6; Wright g, 8; Allyn g; Tucker s,
4; Peck s, 4.
The Christian Wimen's Missionary
society met Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. J. O. Turner. "Buddh
ism" was the subject for discussion
with interesting papers being read
by Mrs. Clara Beamer, Mrs. Ger
trude Parker, Alvin Kleinfeldt, Miss
Leta Hucnhrevs and Miss Rose
Leibbrand. Mrs. Kleinfeldt, presi
dent, presided for a business ses
sion and the hostess served refresh
ments. Twenty-five were present.
Ninety Farm Folk
Hear Reports at
Economic Meet
Land Use, Crops,
Livestock, Home
making Discussed
About ninety men and
turned out last Thursday for the
county economic conference held at
the courthouse in Heppner.
Miss Joan Patterson, extension
specialist in home furnishings from
O. S. C, discussed the report of the
committee on farm and home life.
The entihe group was much inter
ested in what Miss Patterson had to
say in regard to home lighting.
H. A. Lindgren, extension spec
ialist in animal husbandry, outlined
the general purpose back of the
economic conference. In all of the 36
counties in Oregon, Mr. Lindgren
said, similar conferences are being
held this year.
In the past month, four commit
tees have met, and the final reports
of these committees were read at the
The opening paragraph of the re
port of the committee on land use is
significant, and indicates the atti
tude of the different committees in
preparing their report. To quite this
"In preparing the following report,
the land use committee has attempt
ed to take a long-time view of the
agricultural situation within the
county. Realizing that later infor
mation may change present conclu
sions, and that future development
may change our present ideas as to
the best use of land, nevertheless,
our committee has tried to place it
self in the position of an individual
personally owning all the land in
Morrow county, and confronted
with the problem of mapping out a
long-time program of land use for
this section of the country. We have
taken the attitude that land owner
ship does not bestow upon the in
dividual the right to so use his land
as to ruin it for the use of future
generations. In our thinking, we have
assumed that title to land is the
equivalent ' of a life lease with :
transfer privilege."
A quotation from the first para
erach of the livestock committee';
report indicates the importance
livestock in this county:
"With almost 70 percent of the
total land area in Morrow county in
range and farm pasture, and about
14 percent of the harvested crop
land devoted to the raising of hay,
and a considerable portion of the
wheat stubble used for pasture in the
fall of the year, the importance of
the livestock industry in Morrow
county's agriculture is immediately
According to the report of this
committee. Morrow county is well
able to raise all hay necessary
maintain livestock numbers during
the winter, and the quality of our
spring and fall range can be mater
ially increased through improved
management practices. To quote
again from this report:
"The principal factor limiting live
stock numbers in this county
available summer range."
The farm crops committee devoted
some time to the discussion of soi.
erosion. Quoting from this report:
"For the dry land section, the com
mittee recommends immediate and
earnest consideration on the part of
every farmer of all of the factors
making for soil erosion, either from
wind or from water. As the first step
in this direction, the committee rec
ommends the substitution of trashy
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Brings Sub-District
Play Here Fru-Sat.
Of Boy Scouts
Given Support
Visiting Officials
Assist in Obtaining
New Leadership
Preliminary reorganization of the
Boy Scouts in Heppner was effected
Monday and Tuesday when Robert
A. Hayes, divisional scout executive
from Portland, and O. E. Hoover,
Blue Mountain council executive
from Walla Walla, assisted in organ
ization of an executive committee
and in obtaining leaders for the
Tom Wells and Alvin Kleinfeldt
were named scout leaders with How
ard Brvant and Billy McCaleb as
assistant leaders. Named on the ex
ecutive committee were Dr. A. D,
McMurdo, C. J. D. Bauman, Fred
Wehmever. B. C. Pinckney and
Spencer Crawford. A meeting is ex
pected to be called (shortly to out
line the program and to enroll boys
wishing to take scout work.
Sponsorship of the local troop
was undertaken by the Lions club
Monday on presentation of the vis
iting officials' proffer of assistance,
Both visiting men emphasized that
they were not attempting to sell
anything but simply offering a ser
vice that Heppner could illy afford
to be without. They gave assurance
of more assistance from the council
administrators than had been re
ceived in the past, and the determin
ation of the amount this city should
contribute, to maintaining the coun
cil supervision was left largely in
the hands of local people.
Recalled was the successful work
of the Boy Scouts in the past which
died out two years ago largely thru
loss of leadership.
Heppner Takes Win
Over Lexington
In the last home encounter of the
season for the locals, Heppner's bas
ketball quintet eked out a victory
in the last few minutes of the fourth
quarter to win a rousing game from
Lexington Friday evening, 33-30.
For a while it looked like the Mus
tangs were going to be taken into
camp for a most humiliating defeat.
Shooting long shots over Heppner
zone defense, the Lexington boys
were sinking them from all angles,
This didn't last, however, for in the
last quarter they began missing set
ups and stopped by close checking
of the Heppner boys were edged out
bv the three points.
Line-ups: Heppner, 33 Morgan f,
2; H. Crawford f, 6; Drake c, 13; Bar
ratt g, 7; Coxen g, 4; Aiken s, 1; Cr
Donnell s. Lexington, 20 Peck
14; Padberg f, 4; B. Campbell c, 6
D. Campbell g; Davis g, 3; Dinges
3; Way s: Referee, Marvin Ransier,
Heppner grade school second bas
ketball team did the unusual at Pilot
Rock last night when they "white
washed" their opponents. 28-0. In
a came between the grade school
first teams of the two towns, Hepp
ner won 30-24.
at Fossil
An outbreak of smallpox at Fossil
yesterday caused the sub-district
13-B basketball tournament play to
be switched to Heppner, with games
tarting at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon
in the local gym.
Three cases of smallpox were re
ported which caused tournament
officials to avoid risk of playing the
tournament at the Wheeler county
town as originally scheduled, and
also brought a ruling against Fossil
playing in the tournament.
As a result seven teams only will
participate, with Boardman, sched
uled to meet Fossil in the first game
tomorrow evening, drawing a bye.
The competing teams will be Hepp
ner, Irrigon, Umatilla,. Lexington,
Boardman, Condon and lone. Sched
ule of preliminary games is:
Irrigon vs. Heppner, 2:30,. Friday.
Umatilla vs. Lexington, 3:30, Fri
Condon vs. line, 7:30, Friday.
Boardman will play the winner of
the Condon-lone game in the second
game Saturday afternoon at 3:30,
while winners of the two Friday af
ternoon games will meeet in Satur
day afternoon's first game at 2:30.
Losers of the Saturday afternoon
games will play for the tournament
consolation championship at 8 o-
clock Saturday evening, while win
ners of Saturday afternoon games
will play at 1 o'clock for the cham
Each squad will mclude eight
players, manager and coach, mak
ing at least sixty visitors to be en
tertained here this week end. Tuck
Hodgens of Adams will be referee.
The enforced upset in the tourna
ment plans has caught Heppner un
prepared, says Supt. A. H. Blanken
ship in appealing for support of
county people. A rush was being
made this morning to launch a pre
sale of tickets. Admissions to the
tournament are the only source of
financing it, and it is hoped to com
pensate visiting teams so far as pos
sible for their traveling expenses.
"Not only will local people be evi
dencing civic loyalty in giving their
cooperation through purchase of
tickets and attendance, but they will
be fully rewarded by thrilling ex
hibitions of basketball," says Mr.
County Subscribes
$35 to "Oregon" Fund
With a few schools unreported,
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers gave the total
subscribed for saving the Battleship
Oregon at $35.36. The amount was
largely contributed in ten-cent
amounts by school children of the
county. Mrs. Rodgers, county school
superintendent, has served as chair
man of the fund solicitation.
The money is being forwarded to
the committee in charge at Portland
to assist in giving the "Oergon" a
permanent berth in drydock and
preserved as a shrine to the princi
ples for which she fought.
Organization of Heppner library
for the year was completed this week
with naming of officers: Mrs. Rus
sell McNeill, president; C. J. D. Bau
man, vice president; Elaine Sigsbee
Furlong, secretary; Ruth Furlong,
librarian; J. O. Turner, Lucy E.
Rodgers, Leta Humphreys, trustees;
J. O. Turner, finance and member
ship chairman; book committee,
Madge Thomson, Lera Crawford,
Alvin Kleinfeldt, Rose Leibbrand,
Margaret McNeill, C. J. D. Bauman,
Elaine Furlong, Ruth Furlong.