iiSTOKiCAL SOCIE PUBLIC A'J D I TOR I 'j " PORTLA'-'D, OF. Z . Volume 53, Number 52 Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, March 3, 1938 Subscription $2.00 a Year WUTO3 HOOIPT w V4 U mrnomr few m OURNEY 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 Washington. 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 cent. 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 family. TOURNEY SQUAD NAMED 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. WILLOW CHANNEL WORK UNDER WAY 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 pletion, 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 was 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 women 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 conference. 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 committee: "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: of "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 apparent." 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 Continued on Page Four Smallpox Brings Sub-District Play Here Fru-Sat. Reorganization 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 work. 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, lone. 'WHITEWASH' OPPONENTS 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 day. 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 pionship. 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. Blankenship. 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. LIBE OFFICERS NAMED 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.