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Volume 54, Number 4
First Quarter Tax
Of Year's Total
Sheriff Advises Per
sonal Property Tax
Must be Paid
A total of $145,006.37, more than
half the total rolls, was credited
against collections on the 1938 tax
rolls in Morrow county with turn
over yesterday of first quarter col
lections by the sheriffs office. The
year's total to be collected is $271,
545.98. In computing the, credit, discount
for full payment on year's tax was
allowed at $4,165.28, leaving the ac
tual cash collected at $140,841.09.
While collections for the period
are considered generally good by
the sheriff's office, the payments on
personal property tax have not been
forthcoming as required by law, and
the tax collector's office is issuing
a statement within a short time to
all delinquent personal property
taxpayers advising them of the law
which requires collection of all per
sonal property taxes when due. The
collector's "Notice to Taxpayers" in
under the law except to enforce
payment of these taxes, and where
necessary assessor's collection of tax
will be made.
The form of notice delinquent per
sonal property taxpayers may ex
pect to receive soon is shown in the
colelctor's "Notice to Taxpayers" in
New Books at Libe
Give Wide Variety
New books recently received by
the Heppner Public library were
chosen by the committee with the
desire to provide interesting read
ing for all types of readers. They in
clude The Story of Little Black
Sambo, Little Erik of Sweden, Hum
phrey the Pig, Katie the Caterpillar,
for the juveniles; Half Back, For the
Honor of the School, The School
That Didn't Care, Diana Can Do It,
Garry, for the teen-age group.
On the rental shelf are Amelia
Earhart's "Last Flight," notes writ
ten by the famous aviatrix shortly
befre commencing her tragic round-the-world
flight and compiled by
her husband; "Big Timber," a tale of
the Oregon woods; "Winter in Ap
ril," a charming story of the friend
ship between a young girl (in the
throes of her "first crush") and her
grandfather; "The Nutmeg Tree,"
witty and sometimes downright fun
ny; two Van Dine mystery stories,
"Scarab Murder Case" and "Dragon
Murder Case;" two outdoor stories.
"To Ride the River With" and "The
Other books are "Return to Re-,
ligion," an interesting discussion on
human behavior, and Margery Wil
son's "New Etiquette," etiquette for
Mrs. W. Y. Ball has contributed a
large number of text and reference
books and "Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs" has been added to
the Sigsbee shelf. There is also a
fifty-book travelling library from
the Oregon State library, books of
which will be available for a few
Meetings are being held today at
Boardman and Irrigon for explana
tion of the new agricultural con
servation program. Meetings next
week will be held at Lexington, Tu
esday, 7:30 p. m., I. O. O. F. hall;
Rhea Creek, Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.,
Grange hall; lone, Friday, 7:30 p. m.
KARL MILLER SELLS LAND
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Miller and Mr.
and Mrs. Karl Miller were visiting
Morrow county relatives and friends
the end of the week from Salem,
while Karl completed the sale of a
quarter section of land in the Lex
ington district to O. W. Cutsforth.
Safe Driving Record
"There have been monuments to
lesser men," observes an editorial
in the Portland Oregonian in com
menting on the record of George
Bleakman, Hardman stage driver,
who has driven a car lo these
many years without an accident.
That Mr. Bleakman's feat was
accomplished in everyday driving
over much bad road and in all
kinds of weather is noted as a spe
cial commendation for his careful
There may be those who will
take exception to" the distance Mr.
Bleakman estimates to have driv
en a car, some 1,248,000 miles.
Cold arithmetic shows that an
average drive of 100 miles a day
each day in the year would neces
sitate driving for 113 years to at
tain this total. Double the average
miles per day, and the number of
years is cut in half, but that still
seems a deal of driving.
This, not to detract from Mr.
Bleakman's safe driving record
which is remarkable in any event
but just as an observation.
The Oregonian quotes Mr.
Bleakman's opinion on car acci
dents: "From my observation I think
speed is the cause of 70 per cent
of the accidents, drunkenness 25
per cent and 5 per cent just can't
J. G. JOHNSON WAS
Janitor of Lexington School
for 22 Years Given Tribute
at Last Rites, Sunday
James Galey Johnson, janitor of
the Lexington school for the last 22
years and an outstanding citizen of
the community, died at Heppner hos
pital last Thursday afternoon from
heart failure following a major oper
Funeral services were held at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon from the
Lexington Christian church, with
Rev. Cecil Warner of Hermiston
officiating, and interment was in the
Lexington I. O. O. F. cemetery. The
large concourse of friends and rel
atives in attendance and the large
floral tribute gave evidence of the
high esteem in which the deceased
was held by all who knew him.
James Galey Johnson was born at
McKinley, Mo., July 26, 1874, the
son of William and Melinda (Bresh
ears) Johnson, being aged 64 years,
7 months and 28 days at death. He
married at Marionville, Mo., Dec.
28, 1900, and thirty years ago came
to Lexington where the family home
has since been made. As janitor of
the Lexington school for the last 22
years, he had become almost a part
of that institution, and as tribute to
the esteem in which he was held by
the school students, the entire stu
dent body attended the last rites in
Surviving are the widow, Tempa
E. Johnson; J. W. Johnson, C. L.
Johnson, R. C. Johnson, J. D. John
son, all of Marionville, Mo.; Francis
Stockard, Martha Arnsweyer, Myr
tle Rill, Ethel Kerr, all of Billings,
Mo., and Mae Nichols of Corvallis,
besides four grandchildren and one
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away!
With a cheery smile and a wave of
He has wandered into an unknown
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers
And you oh, you, who the wildest
For the old-time step and the glad
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of
Think of him still as the same, I say:
He is not dead he is just away!
Oregon, Thursday, March
Showing of FFA Boys
At Arlington Meet
Recognized by Lions
Jack Healy Wins
Right to Attend
Portland State Meet
Heppner FFA chapter's good
showing in the sectional meet at
Arlington last Friday was recognized
by the Lions club at its Monday
luncheon when they voted a gift of
appreciation to be given through the
committee, F. W. Turner and Wil
liam Bennett, FFA adviser.
Mr. Bennett brought the report to
the club of Jack Healy's winning
first place in the speaking contest
with right to represent the section,
comprising chapters of The Dalels,
Condon, Arlington, Heppner, Board-
man, Dufur and Redmond, at the
state contest to be held in Portland
in the near future. "
Other winners reported were
Howard Patton, first in rafter cut
ting; Johnny Hays and Guy Moore
who placed first in milk testing;
Alan Gibb, first in poultry judging;
Bill Browning, second in poultry
judging; Arthur Vance, fourth in
As a further sample of the work
of the local chapter, Mr. Bennett in
troduced Howard Patton, third' place
winner in the local speaking com
petition, who gave his speech on
"Prevention of Soil Erosion."
A special entertainment feature
of the luncheon was a baritone solo
by Hugh Crawford, acompanied at
the piano by Miss Katherine Par
ker. Thomas J. Wells, introduced as a
new member( as scoutmaster, intro
duced the subject of organization of
a patrol of cub scouts . for which
there appears to be a demand. Dis
cussion revealed that much of the
cub work must of necessity be taken
care of through parents, and the
matter was left in the hands of the
club's scout committee for further
C. J. D. Bauman introduced the
matter of organization of four soft
ball teams wtih a series of twilight
games to be played as a recreational
outlet for Heppners' male popula
tion during the spring season. Con
siderable interest has been evidenced
by men about town, he said, and he
believed the CCC camp would enter
a team or two.
Wanted Piano to rent, reason
able terms. Inqire this office.
Stripped of frills, divested of theory,
isn't this the fact? THE GREATEST CREATOR
OF EMPLOYMENT is WORK I Every time a stop
page has hit one of our Columbia Empire
industries, three things have happened I
Down go pay rolls; out go our workers; and
in comes worry, suspicion and misery I When
any of our industries, large or small,
lacks buying support, it must shut down. 1
BUT when we give it our BUYING SUPPORT, it
thrives and creates more OPPORTUNITY for
WORK and thus more OPPORTUNITY for BUYING .N.
Through our purchases, we signal "STOP" or
"GO" for our own 0PP0RTUNI-
Many Deer Now Seen
In Mountain Foothills;
380 in One Band
Monroe Turner is reported to have
seen 380 deer in one band, grazing
like sheep, in an opening near the
Lester Doolittle cabin a few miles
above the forks of Willow creek
Max Schulz, who took Horace
Yoakum to the tetter's cabin up the
right fork of Willow creek last
Thursday, reported seeing 30 deer
in one band just above the Frank
Nixon cabin on his return home.
The reports indicate that the deer
are in bands along the lower timber
line of the mountains, and may be
seen most any time of day.
Turner reported that he visited
the same spot last year where the
380 deer were seen this year, and at
that time counted 270 of the ani
male. A goodly percentage of bucks
were said to be present in the band
Shooters Hang Up
74 Team Score
With Dr. McMurdo and H. E.
Warner going straight on their first
25 birds and Chas. H. Latourell turn
ing in a 24, Heppner Rod and Gun
club reported a 74 in Sunday's
round of the Oregonian telegraphic
trapshooting tournament. Individual
'scores for the day were:
125 birds, Ralph Jackson 95.
100 birds, A. D. McMurdo 98, L.
Van Marter 91, C. C. Carmichael 87.
75 birds, John Lane 69, Tom Clark
50 birds, E. O. Ferguson 41, Rod
Thomson 39, V. Kane 38, W. H.
Clark 33, Mark Merrill 30.
25 birds, H. E. Warner 25, Chas,
Latourell 24, Claude Cox 22, R. M.
Pino 0( Pair Maccur 1 H M P TTnri-
pold 18, C, A. Kane 18, Bob Cutler
ARRIVE FROM WALLA WALLA
Mr. and Mrs. Ted A. Stone arrived
the end of the week from Walla
Walla, and Mr. Stone has taken a
position as meat cutter with Central
A license to wed was issued yes
terday at the clerk's office to Bryce
Keene and Louise McFerrin, both
of this county.
Mrs. Lana Padberg and son, Arley
Padberg, were transacting business
here yesterday from the farm in the
lone section. Mrs. Padberg was in
town for the first time since, a re
cent prolonged attack of influenza,
from which she was quite well re
for WORK I
Ask: IS IT PRODUCED IN
THE COLUMBIA EMPIRE?
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Minstrels to Draw
of Kind Expectation
A packed house will greet the.
Elks minstrels when they appear at
the school gym -auditorium Satur
day night. That. prediction is made
by the committee in charge, based
on the successful pre-sale of re
served seat tickets which included
an extra 50 seats placed on reserve
this week; on the fact that a gen
eral public anticipation has been
awakened by reports emerging from
the rehearsal hall, and by the fur- .
ther fact that everybody is interest
ed in doing his bit toward sending
the school band to the state contest.
Tonight the first rehearsal is be
ing held in the gym, those to date
having taken place at the Elks hall,
and tomorrow night a full dress
preview will be staged to eliminate
the last remaining rough spots.
Dr. R. C. Lawrence, D. A. Wilson
and F. W Turner, the Elks com
mittee in charge, say they have no
qualms in promising the people of
Morrow county the best minstrel
ever staged locally. They are pleas
ed to report a splendid spirit of com
munity cooperation in every way,
and are grateful to the many non
members of the lodge who are par
ticipating to help the band on its
way to Eugene the following week
Forty people will appear in the
minstrel, with large men's and wo
men's mixed chorus, directed by
Miss Holen Ralph of lone. Eight
blackfaced end men, with C. J. D.
Bauman as interlocutor, will crack
lively jokes and sing solos with
chorus singing chorus to each. Miss
Ralph and Russell McNeill will be
featured soloists, and Teddy Fergu
son and Robert Knox will present
tap dancing acts.
Following the minstrel, a dance
will be staged at the Elks hall, also
for the band benefit.
67 CCC Boys Return
To New York Today
Sixty-seven members of Heppners
CCC camp are slated to start their
return journey to New York state
this evening, according Jo word re
leased by the camp. '
Replacements are expected to ar
rive in the near future.
Alvin Kleinfeldt performed a auief
wedding at 10 o'clock this morning
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Campbell, uniting Miss Louise Mc
Ferrin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Loy McFerrin, and Mr. Bryce Keene,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keene.
Present besides the parents were
Mr. and Mrs. Campbell. erandDar-
ents of the bridegroom, and Mr. and
Mrs. William McFerrin, grandpar
ents of the bride. Following the
ceremony the newlyweds departed
on a wedding trip by motor.
LEAVE FOR CANBY
A. H. Nelson was in town Satur
day attending to business matters
in preparation for leaving with Mrs.
Nelson for Canby where they will
make their home. Thev left the
farming interests here in the hands
ol their sons. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
have resided continuously for the
last 30 years in the north Lexington
section and Mr. Nelson believed it
about time for a change of climate.
They expected to make the change
for a time, at least, in the interests
of better health.
C. A. WARREN BUYS LAND
C. A. Warren vesterdav closed a
contract for purchase of 1280 acres
of land adioinine his nlace in the
Dry Fork section from the State
Land Board. Mr. and Mrs. War
ren were in the city yesterday.