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Thursday, March 10, 1938
Ross Stand on Power
Told by B. H. Peck
By Bertha Hunt
Bonneville's 600,000 ultimate
horsepower will be distributed thru
out the Pacific northwest to the
widest possible use for all within
radius of economical transmission.
Administrator J. D. Ross asks that
each community consider itself a
stockholder in Bonneville dam and
immediately concern itself with par
taking of the dividends of the 504,
000 kilowatts it will ultimately gen
erate. He explained that the power
will be distributed thru public or
private agencies, as the people wish
The law provides for distribution
thru a public power district a co
operative association a municipal
system, or thru a private company,
The responsibility of arranging to
distribute this power must rest
largely with the people, but the ad
ministrator is willing and anxious
to give every bit of assistance he can.
He will not distribute the power to
individuals in a community at re
A reasonably large district is a
good thing, says Mr. Ross. It has the
strength of unity. It can hire more
competent engineers. In his Port'
land address he made a plea for
power for the farms in the less
populated areas. He told how farm
ers around Seahurst, Wash., bought
power from Tacoma for 7 mills and
resold it in their district for $1 for
the first 20 kilowatt-hours and lc a
kilowatt-hour thereafter, the lowest
rate in the state. The distance trans
mitted according to may appears to
be some thirty miles. The Bonne
ville administrator believes, "If you
cannot go out to the pioneer, offer
him at least the best price you can
at a certain point, and he will carry
the power from there."
In answer to a volley of questions,
Mr. Ross came out flatly in favor of
revenue certificates to finance dis
tribution systems. The Oregon law
provides only for general obligation
bonds. "Power should stand on its
own feet," he said. "It is eminently
able to do so."
While indicating his preference
for such bonds, Mr. Ross said he
could take no affirmative step in the
Oregon situation. It is a matter for
the people themselves to decide. To
initiate such a measure for revenue
certificate financing will require a
petition signed by approximately
20,000 qualified voters.
With Hood River having turned
down the power district plan in their
recent election and with evidence
of some resistance being raised in
the seven-county people's utility
district before election, it would seem
that to initiate such a measure is
desirable in Oregon. B. H. PECK.
Lexington grange will hold its
regular meeting Saturday evening,
March 12, at 8:00 p. m.
Door prizes for men and women
will be given, one for men and one
Anold Sprauer, the local barber,
spent several days of last week at
Mount Angel visiting relatives.
Alvin Kleinfeldt will preach at
the Christian church Sunday eve
ning at 7:30.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ruhl and fam
ily motored to The Dalles Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Mikesell and
daughter, Delores, of Toppenish,
Wash., spent the week end with
relatives in this community. Mrs.
Mikesell's mother, Mrs. Nettie Da
vis, accompanied them home for a
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock and
daughter Carla spent Sunday in
Edwin Ingles, professor of Edu
cation at Pacific university at For
est Grove, and Mrs. Ingles spent the
week end at the W. D. Campbell
home and attended the basketball
tournament at Heppner. Mr. Ingles
was formerly superintendent of the
Mr. and Mrs. Ladd Sherman and
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Campbell and
daughter Patsy were dinner guests
at the Lawrence Beach home Mon
Mrs. J. G. Johnson and Mrs. Wm.
Campbell spent Tuesday at the R.
B. Rice home.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nichols and
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nichols of Cor
vallis visited friends and relatives
in this community over the week
end. Mrs. Edward Burchell and son
Larry who have been here for the
past two weeks returned home with
Peter, the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Slocum, is seriously
ill in the Heppner hospital with in
testinal flu. Mrs. Lamont Slocum of
The Dalles, sister of Mr. Slocum, is
assisting with his care at the hos
pital. Mr. and Mrs. R. H Hechtner and
daughter Louise of Walla Walla
spent the week end at the S. G. Mc
Millan home. Mr. Hechtner is a
brother of Mrs. McMillan.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Wyman who
spent the winter in Phoenix, Ariz.,
stopped over Sunday to visit with
Mrs. Wyman's sister, Mrs. S. G. Mc
Millan before going on to Culdesac,
Idaho, where they make their home.
Lon Edwards and Gordon Banker
made a business trip to Portland
Mrs. . Mary Hunt entertained the
Three Links club at her home Tues
day afternoon. Those present were
Margaret Leach, Anne Jonhnson,
Dona Barnett, Anna Keene, Laura
Scott, Maude Pointer, Norma Mar-
quardt, Merle Carmichael and Pearl
By Wilma Tucker
The Lexington Jackrabbits met
defeat by the Umatilla Vikings at
the basketball tournament held at
Heppner March 4-5. The score of
the game was 29-44. Elwynne Peck,
one of the star players of the Jack
rabbit team, was chosen as a mem
ber of the all-star team.
Quite a disturbance is being raised
by the boys because of the cigar in
cident. They feel that it is time they
were being "passed out."
The minstrel mentioned in last
week's paper has been called off
for lack of time. The junior class
will raise funds for its treasury by
means of a raffle. Sale of the tickets
will begin when the prize has been
The production staff will soon be
gin its work on the 1937-38 annual,
Sermons for Closing Week
Sunday a. m., "The Broken Circle"
Sunday p. m "Old Rugged Cross"
Monday "Unpardonable Sin"
Tuesday "Southern Cross"
Wednesday, "The Blush of Calvary"
Thursday "Scourging Jesus"
Friday "Red and Black"
Sunday a. m., "Watch Your Step"
Sunday p. m ...."Skulls"
What they say about the revival
messages being given by Rev. Carl
Bassett, in the local Methodist
A Business Man "Finest relig
ious entertainment Heppner has had
the privilege of enjoying for years."
Housewife "I have never receiv
ed such rest to my mind and body
at any church service before."
Non-Church Member "Never en
joyed a church service so much be
fore in all my life."
High School Student "The chalk
drawing and music and sermon was
so interesting I wished it had lasted
Farmer "I went to church tired
in my body, but after the chalk pic
ture was made, from then on to the
end of the service, I was really rest
Merchant "This is Morrow Coun
ty's treat of a lifetime. Anybody,
whether church member or not, will
enjoy it 100 percent."
Services every evening excfcpt
Saturday at 7:30.
Gazette Times, Heppner,
At Heppner Tourney
By LA VERN BAKER
The Boardman Yellow Jackets
motored to Heppner Friday where
they attended the sub-district tour
nament. The boys didn't play until
Saturday afternoon, when they met
the Condon team. They lost by a
score of 30-32. In the evening they
met Heppner and won by a score of
33-11. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Ingles
of Forest Grove, the former prin
cipal of Boardman, came up to see
Mrs. Ricardo of Portland is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Colosso, this
Mr. and Mrs., H. P. Parson spent
Sunday in Pendleton.
Eldon Shannon has returned home
from Palouse, Wash.
Neal Bleakney and daughter
Awilda spent Friday in Pendleton
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Uthe and
Ernie Peck motored to Pendleton
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hango and
Mr. and Mrs. Simila motored to
Fred Alt left Thursday for Port
land on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Huff of Hood
River visited at the J. F. Gorham
Lloyd Mallory of Portland visited
his sister, Mrs. Albin Sundsten, over
the week end.
Vernon Partlow of Goldendale,
Wash., visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Partlow, over the week
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Baker and
Simon Gent motored to Elgin Sat
urday. Mr. Gent remained there at
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ball and two
children left last week for Portland
where their older boy will receive
treatment for his ears. They were
accompanied by Russell Miller.
Mrs. Harry Ford was called to
Walla Walla where her mother is
Miss Grace Baker went to Free
water where she will visit her par
ents. Helen Russejl spent the week end
visiting her parents and returned
to Arlington where she has em
ployment. Josephine MoEntire and Betty
Connell of Pendleton visited Jose
phine's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Silver tea was held at the home
of Mrs. S. C. Russell Wednesday af
ternoon. It was decided at the meet
ing to hold another tamale sale.
Play at Hardman
Attracts Good Crowd
By OPAL HASTINGS
The play, "Time of His Life," was
given Saturday night. Everyone
seemed to like it very much and
they also liked the dance and sup
per. The high school wants to ex
tend its thanks for the good attend
ance of outside people, especially
from Eight Mile and Rhea creek.
The high school is pleased with the
results received from , the play,
dance and supper because they did
n't know how a dance would turn
out at the high school.
At singing Wednesday night Ethel
Knighten's resignation was handed
in and accepted. Mrs. Muriel Mc
Cutcheon was elected to take her
place. Special sumbers were, a read-
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mg, I Cant, by OLue Hastings,
and two duets, "Long, Long Ago"
and "When I Grow Too Old to
Dream," by Maxine and Vera Mc-
Rev. R. V. Hinkle held services
here Sunday night. There was a good
attendance. He will be back April 3.
Recently Mrs. McCutcheon and
the pupils of the 3rd and 4th grades
made a tour of Neal Knighten's
flour and cereal mill. Mr. Knighten's
products will be put on the market
in the near future.
The last "Let's Talk" club meeting
was very short. Officers were elect
ed and short social period followed.
Mrs. E. J. Merrill was taken to
Heppner Wednesday evening by
Neal Knighten because her mother,
Mrs. Whetstone, was very ill. Mrs.
Bechdolt, another daughter, of
Boardman, was also there with her
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson and
children and Mrs. Corda Saling vis
ited friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl McDaniel and
Billy Huddleston stayed over night
and part of Sunday with Mrs. Owen
Ed McDaniel left for Lone Rock
Sunday. He went over with Carl
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robinson re
turned from Spokane Saturday and
they reported satisfactory prices for
their stock they sold there.
Kenneth Batty accompanied by
Miss Marjorie Thomas and Marvin
Saddler went to Spray Friday. Mrs.
Beulah Bell returned with them.
Those attending the show in Hepp
ner Sunday evening were Leon Cha
pin, La Verne Hams and Marvin
The "birthday" club met at the
home of Mrs. Carey Hastings Fri-
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Students' Suits $19.50 - $22.50
Men' and Young Men's Suits
$29.50 - $32.50
Single and Double Breasted
Plain and Sport Backs
The Store of Personal Service
day afternoon in honor of her birth
day. After gifts were opened, de
licious refreshments were served.
Miss Marjorie Thomas of Portland
visited the Lewis Batty home Sun
Lloyd and Archie Leathers from
Monument visited Mrs. Owen Leath
ers here Friday.
Elmer Steers is cutting wood near
Reed's mill for Claud Buschke.
Miss Murl Farrens visited friends
Mr. and Mrs. P. U. C. Poulson from
Walnut, Iowa, visited friends here
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Steers, Mr. and
Mrs. Carey Hastings, Mr. and Mrs.
Sam McDaniel, Elmer Steers and
Charlie McDaniel were business
visitors in Heppner last week
Oscel Inskeep and Miss Frances
Inskeep motored to The Dalles Sun
day, stopping at the Weatherford
ranch where they picked up Miss
Edith Stevens who accompanied
them the rest of the way. While
there they visited Robert Graham
and Nina Ball who are ill in the hos
A party was given at the grade
school for the winners of the cur
rent events contest, on Friday. Mil
dred Clary was first winner and
Vera McDaniel second. They played
games and served refreshments,
consisting of cookies, jello and
The Christian Endeavor has an
nounced that their play, "Tiptoe Inn"
is to be given on March 19. There
will be a dance at the Odd Fellows
hall following the play. The past and
other details will be given next
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Buschke vis
ited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Max Buschke Thursday.