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Volume 54, Number 7
Drive on Enemies
Of Game Birds
To Start May 8th
Work on Lower Wil
low Creek Reaches
Impasse on Reports
Sunday, May 8th, was set as the
start for the crow-magpie war, with
Mark Merrill and J. Logie Richard
son again acting as team leaders, in
action of the Morrow County Hunt
ers and Anglers club meeting at the
Elks club Monday evening. A good
repeater .22 rifle was voted to be
given the boy or girl bringing in the
most birds' legs and eggs, with a gun
of lesser value to be given as second
In addition to the gun prizes, boys
and girls are again offered a cent
each for eggs and three cents for
each two bird legs. Announcement
will be made later as to where the
hunt trophies may be delivered.
The team captains will choose up
sides within the next week, and at
the end of the month's campaign the
losers will take such menial treat
ment as may be decided upon. Last
year they ate crow at the banquet
winding up the campaign.
An impasse was reacher on the
club's action a week before recom
mending clearing of Willow creek
mouth and installation of screens
and fish ladders, when Herb Hynd
of Cecil related his observations of
long experience regarding fish hab
its, and the club's investigating com
mittee reported little could be done
at present because of high water.
Backwash of the Columbia reaches
a quarter mile up the creek at pres
ent, making obvious futility of any
attempt to remove the sedementary
deposit in the creek's mouth at this
time, and the volume of water go
ing over the dams makes installation
of ladders now impracticable.
Harry Tamblyn, county engineer,
who assisted in the survey, reported
six dams on the lower creek that
should have ladders.
The club voted for appointment
of a legislative committee to whom
would be referred all matters need
ing legislative attention. The action
was taken following-a discussion of
, whether an amendment to the law
should not be made so that it would
not be unlawful to hunt rabbits and
ground squirrels without having a
The plan to make a fish brooding
stream out of the left fork of Willow
creek is being proceeded with, Pres
ident Jack Parsons reported.
Attendance at the club's second
meeting for the year again taxed ca
pacity of the Elks club room and a
lively interest was shown in all mat
ters coming up for discussion. Mem
berships at 50 cents were reported to
be making excellent progress, with
a large increase expected over the
190 enrolled last year.
Loses Hand in Edger
A local physician found it neces
sary to amputate the right hand of
Walter Blackburn when he was
brought to town Sunday for treat
ment of the member as the result of
injuries when it was caught in the
edger of the lumber mill at which
he was working on upper Rhea
Backburn has been followed by
misfortune since starting work at
the mill about a year ago. Last fall
he sustained a broken leg when he
fell from scaffolding. He was in the
garage business here before going
to work at the mill.
NEW OFFICERS ARRIVE
Lt. R. N. Anderson arrived this
week from Montana to take the po
sition of commandant at Camp
Heppner, CCC, his assistant officer
being Lt. R. M. Davis. Mr. Dokter is
camp educational adviser. Enroll
ment at the camp now numbers 167
with all but ten boys from Oregon.
Bad Fifth Inning Local's Un
doing at Pendleton; Indians
Coming Here Next Sunday
Where They Play Next Sunday:
Indians at Heppner
lone at Pendleton
Heppner's Blue Mountain leaguers
contributed seven errors and lost,
6-1, to Pendleton's Buckaroos when
they invaded the latter's ball lot
Sunday. At the same time in the
league's openers, Echo visited lone
and took the neighboring lads to the
Had it not been for the looseness
on the part of the locals, largely in
the fifth inning when Pendleton
took its big lead, the score sheet
shows the locals on mighty even
terms. Pendleton got two earned
runs to Heppner's one.
McKenize chucked for the locals
up to the seventh when he was re
lieved by Ray Massey, and Massey
struck out nine batsmen for the last
three inning put-outs. Pendleton
got but eight hits, to seven for the
locals off Bunchy Lewis.
Bob Knox caught for the locals
and did a nice job. Ray Massey
thumped out a triple, and doubles
were hit by A. Massey, Lowell Tur
ner and Rod Thomson.
The local line-up was Knox c,
McKenzie, R. Massey p, Van Marter
1, Rodman, Parsons 2, Thomson 3,
Munkers, Nelson s, Turner If, A.
Massey cf, R. Massey, McKenzie rf.
The Umatilla Indians will be seen
here Sunday in the first home game
while lone journeys to Pendleton.
SOS for River Funds
Sounded by Johnson
Dollar contributions from eyery
one in Morrow county who can
spare the amount and who wishes
to see the benefits of Columbia river
development are needed immediate
ly, declares Judge Bert Johnson,
Morrow director of Inland Em
pire Waterways association. Funds
are needed now to send a represen
tative to Washington to get Colonel
Robins' recommendations for im
provement out of pigeonhole so that
the program can be put in shape to
receive aid from the new $4,500,000,
000 public works appropriation, if
and when the money becomes avail
able, says Johnson.
The solicitation is being made
thoughout the association's jurisdic
tional district because funds from the
regular county donations are insuf
ficient for the purpose. Morrow
county people should respond, John
son believes, aS the opportunity
seems unique to bring about the
needed lower cost transportation
facilities that the river development
would provide. Contributions should
be sent direct to Mr. Johnson or
may be left at Gazette Times office.
Willis E. Mahoney;, democratic
candidate for United States senator,
spoke before a luncheon meeting at
Hotel Heppner today on his way to
Baker and was greeted by an en
He was accompanied by his daugh
ter and publicity manager, Miss
Mary Jane Mahoney.
MR. PHELPS IMPROVING
R. C. Phelps, local mortician who
suffered a heart attack while con
ducting funeral services for the late
J. P. Louy at lone on Wednesday of
last week, has made rapid strides
toward complete recovery. Though
bedfast since the attack, he was able
to sie up yesterday and expected to
be about as usual within a few days.
MAKES MARKING RECORD
What he believes to be a record
for lamb marking is reported by J.
G. Barratt. He headed a crew at his
place Sunday which marked 1200
lambs in three hours and a half.
Mr. Barratt reported that he would
start shearing in ten days.
Oregon, Thursday, April
CHARLES A. SPRAGUE
Frank Alfred Head;
Group Told Martin
Not Sure Winner
Representative republicans from
over the county took a cue from a
message . brought them by Charles
A. Sprague, candidate for governor,
at a dinner meeting at Hotel Hepp
ner Tuesday evening and decided to
launch a Morrow County Republi
Temporary organization steps at
the meeting included no endorse
ment of any individual candidates in
the primary election on May 20, but
called for a meeting on permanent
organization to be called shortly by
the president pro tern, Frank C. Al
fred, and a further meeting later to
review attributes of all candidates
that the electorate may be better
quaified to select men best capable
of , being the party's banner bearers
in the November general election.
P. W. Mahoney, J. O. Turner and
J. V. Crawford were named on a
committee to draw up by-laws to be
presented at the permanent organi
Announcing himself before the
meeting as a voluntary candidate for
governor with the avowed purpose
of "rebuilding the republican party
as an instrument of government in
the common interest," Mr. Sprague
sounded the warning that it is to the
best interests of eveyone that re
publicans name the strongest candi
dates possible to enter the fall elec
tion race, and that with nearly two
thirds of the states' voting power an
attitude of defeatism toward winning
with such a candidate is entirely
uncalled for. While pledging himself
to carry on the law and order pro
gram as exemplified by Governor
Martin, he said that republicans in
clined to favor Martin in the fall
should he be nominated, had been
given a severe jolt by the governor's
attempt to justify Senator Reames'
vote on the reorganization bill. Gov
ernor Martin, too, is far from solid
in his own party, the speaker said,
and may have difficulty winning the
nomination,' in which event republi
cans should be represented by a
Leaving it to the voters to inves
tigate his own record and capabil
ities, the Salem newspaper editor
stressed the importance of republi
cans backing the best man, not only
for governor, but for the numerous
other offices to be filled.
Mr. Sprague's visit here was short.
Arriving at 6 o'clock he was forced
to leave before 7 to make another
speaking engagement at Pendleton
later in the evening.
$9.90 dresses, $2.95, at the Frances
WORK TO START
Prevention of Diphtheria and
Smallpox Aim of Campaign to
Cover Schools of County
Morrow county, in addition to the
regular May Day activities, is offer
ing immunization of school and pre
school children against diphtheria
and smallpox, announces Miss Althea
Stoneman, doing temporary county
health nurse work in the county.
To cover actual cost of administer
ing the immunization the small
charge of 50 cents per child is made.
Immunizations will be given at
Hardman, Heppner, Lexington, lone,
Pine City, Boardman and Irrigon.
Parents are being contacted through
questionnaires given to children at
school to take home.
Miss Stoneman announces the
immunizations schedule as follows:
Wednesday, May 4, Dr. Rice at
Boardman, 9 o'clock; at Irrigon, 11
o'clock; at Pine City immediately af
ter noon. Thursday, May 5, Dr. Rice
at lone, 9 o'clock; at Lexington, 11
o'clock; at Hardman, 1:30 o'clock.
Friday, Dr. Rice and Dr. McMurdo
at Heppner beginning at 9 o'clock.
The child health work in connec
tion with May Day was established
by congress in 1928 by resolution and
proclamation of the president, said
Miss Stoneman. May Day has long
been celebrated for children by the
Maypole dance, gifts of May baskets
of flowers and other activities appro
priate to the expression of joy for
the return of spring when all life
took on new beauty and vigor.
In 1916 the first Boley week was
promoted by the Children's Bureau
and General Federation of Women's
Clubs when May Day was suggested
as the appropriate day to be known
as National Children's Day.
Through the Children's Bureau
many things have been made possi
ble to peserve and restore health
and happiness. All but two states
have crippled children's service.
From the survey ending June 30,
1937, 36 states, Alaska and Hawaii
were found to have 99,722 crippled
children under the Social Security
Maternal and child health appro
priations administered through the
Childrens' Bureau provide means
for health supervision, child guid
ance clinics, survey of handicapped
children, and . care of expectant
mothers, infant and pre-school chil
dren through clinics and medical
Slated for Saturday
An exhibit of woolen antiques ex
pected to be of unusual interest is
slated by Woolgrowers auxiliary at
Parish house from 2 to 5 o'clock Sat
urday- afternoon. A twenty five cent
tea will be held in connection and
the pubic is cordially invited.
Miss Frances Clinton, home dem
onstration agent from Pendleton,
will talk at 3 o'clock.
REPUBLICANS TO MEET
Frank C. Alfred, named tempor
ary chairman at the republican
meeting at Hotel Heppner Tuesday
evening, has issued the call for a
permanent organization meeting to
be held next Tuesday evening in the
circuit court room of the courthouse.
It is expected the committee on by
laws will be ready to report at that
time. Mr. Alfred urges attendance of
everyone interested in promulgating
the principles of the republican
BUILDING NEW HOME
Mrs. J. G. Thomson started con
struction last week on a new resi
dence, Cape Cod cottage type, on
her lot on Chase street adjacent to
the residence of Dr. and Mrs. L. D.
Tibbies. Truman Babb is the con
tractor in charge and Geonre Bur
roughs and Gerald Cason are as
sisting him at present.
Renovation of lobby and front of
the Star theater was started this
week, which is expected to add much
to the theater's attractiveness.-
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Athletes Hold Stage
May Pole Winding to
be Seen; Combined
Choruses to Appear
Everything is ready for the coun
ty's all-school field meet and music
festival tomorrow, reports the com
mittee in charge and Mrs. Rodgers.
With music rehearsals in the
morning as announced last week, the
first public attraction of the day will
come at 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
Then May pole dances, one on eith
er side of the school lawn, will be
presented to music of the Heppner
band. lone girls, directed by Miss
Helen Ralph, will wind the pole on
the south side, and Heppner girls,
directed by Miss Lorena Wilson,
will wind the north side pole.
Immediately after the May pole
winding, the field events will be
staged at Rodeo field.
The big free music festival at the
gym-auditorium will bring the day's
events to a climax. Starting at 7:30
in the evening, the following pro
gram will be given:
Flag Salute, led by Boy. Scouts.
Audience stands and sings "Star
Primary Chorus: "The Dairy
Maids," Old English tune; "Cradle
Song," German folk song; "The Leaf
and the Bird," Geoffrey O'Hara.
Specialty: Rhythm Band, lone.
Upper Grade Chorus. "Over Hill,
Over Dale," Artillery song; "Sweet
and Low," Joseph Barnby; "National
Hymn," George W. Warren.
Specialty: Minuet, Lexington.
Specialty: Rhythm Band, Board
man. High School Boys' Chorus: "The
Home Pot," J. Sibelius; "Hie Away
Home," Southern song.
Specialty: Interpretive Dance,
High School Girls' Chorus: "Wait
in' in the Shadows," Coombs-Willes-ley;
"Chinese Lullaby," ' Bowers
Riegger; "Wonderful One," White-man-Grofe,
Specialty: "Sounds From the Hud
son," Herbert E. Clark, Hugh Craw
High School Mixed Chorus: "The
Kerry Dance," J. L. Molloy; "Sleepy
Hollow Tune," Richard Kountz;
"There's a Gold Mine in the Sky,"
Chas. and Nick Kenny.
Specialty: Harmonica Band, Lex
ington. Combined Choruses and Audience:
"Down by the Old Mill Steam,"
"A Merry Life," Luigi Denza; "Ore
gon State Song," Henry B. Murtagh.
Band Ensemble, Irrigon-Heppner.
The stage decorations were plan
ned by Maude King, instructor in art
in the grade school. The decorations
are being put in place by the seventh
and eighth grades.
The committee wishes to thank
Heppner business men and women
for their cooperation in helping to
advertise the music festival by dis
playing posters in the windows of
their places of business. These post
ers were made by students of the
seventh and eighth grades.
BPW Dinner to Fete
Mothers and daughters of Hepp
ner and vicinity are invited to at
tend the annual Mothers and Daugh
ters dinner sponsored by Business
and Professional Womens club at the
Christian church next Monday eve
ning at 7 o'clock.
A special program featuring the
mother-daughter motif is being ar
ranged. Tickets at 50 cents a plate
are in charge of the committee, '
Kathryn Parker, Lorena Wilson and
The Porter shearing crew finished
up at the Krebs brothers ranch at
Cecil the end of the week.