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Volume 54, Number 8
May Day Festival
Draws Throng;
Athletes Compete
Heppner Boardman,
lone Place High;
Music is Feature
The fifth annual music festival
held at Heppner last Friday came to
a successful conclusion, climaxing
interschool activities for the school
year, as it drew a throng of people
to the city. It was attended by most
all of the schools in the county and
proved to be the "biggest and best"
May festival yet held.
Following rehearsals in the morn
ing, the festivities were officially
launched by two Maypole dances
by the lone and Heppner grade
school girls. Both dances were held
on the school lawns and accompan
ied by the Heppner band.
The evening activities consisted of
the awarding of pennants, many in
teresting and entertaining musical
numbers, and a short concert by the
combined Irrigon and Heppner
The chief event of the afternoon
was the track and field meet at the
Rodeo field. Heppner was the vic
tor with 135 2-3 points; Boardman
second with 60 points; and lone
third with 56. Others finishing with
points were Irrigon 43 2-3, Lexington
16, Pine City 3, Morgan 2.
Individual winners in boys' events:
Class A
Shot put : First, Claud Snow, Heppner j
second, John Lane, Lexington ; third, Du
ane Johnson, Lexington; fourth, Claude
Drake, Heppner.
Broad jump: First, Claud Snow, Hepp
ner ; second, Ray Stever, Boardman ; third
Merle Burkenbine, Heppner ; fourth, Duane
Johnson, Lexington.
Baseball throw: First, Claud Snow,
Heppner : second, Claude Drake, Heppner ;
third. Merle Burkenbine, Heppner ; fourth,
Ray Stever, Boardman.
100-yard dash: First, Claud Snow, Hepp
ner ; second, Ray Stever, Boardman ; third
Duane Johnson, Lexington ; fourth, Merle
Burkenbine, Heppner.
Hieh jump: First, Claud Snow, Hepp
ner ; second, Ray Stever, Boardman and
Robert Perry, Morgan ; fourth, Duane John
son, Lexington. Height 4 feet 8 inches.
Class B
Broad jump: First, Ernest Tyler, Board
man : second. John Skuzeski. Heppner ;
third, Leslie Rucker, Irrigon ; fourth,
Charles Markham, Irrigon and Eugene
Massey and Bob Pinckney, Heppner. Mark
13 feet, 10 1-2 inches.
Shot put: First Russell de Mauro, Board-
man; second, John bkuzeski, Heppner;
third, James Kenny, Heppner ; fourth,
Charles Markham, Irrigon. Distance 31
feet. 2 inches.
Baseball throw: First, Bob Pinckney,
Heppner ; second, John Skuzeski, Heppner ;
third, Ernest Tyler, Boardman ; fourth,
Charles Markham, Irrigon.
High jump: First, John Skuzeski, Hepp
ner ; second, Ernest Tyler, Boardman ; third
Bob Pinckney, Heppner, Alvin Sundsten,
Boardman, David Williams, Irrigon. Height
4 feet 9 inhcea.
100-yard dash: First, Bob Pinckney,
Heppner ; second, David Williams, Irrigon ;
third, R. de Mauro, Boardman ; fourth, Eu
gene Massey, Heppner,
Class C
Broad jump: First, Bill Eubanks, lone;
second, Bob Wright, Heppner ; third, Fred
Zielke, lone; fourth, Billy Scrivner, Hepp
ner. Distance 12 feet 11 inches.
Baseball Throw: First, George Davidson,
lone second, Billy Eubanks, lone; third,
Fred Zielke, lone; fourth, Billy Bucknum,
High jump : Firsts, Davidson, lone ; sec
ond, Ayers, Pine City; third, Eubanks,
lone; fourth Russell O'Donnell, Heppner.
50-yard dash : First, Russell O'Donnell,
Heppner; second, George Davidson, lone;
third, Bobby Wright, Heppner; fourth,
Eldon Lilly, Boardman.
Class D
High jump: First, Ted Ferguson, Hepp
ner; second, Bill Ulrich, Heppner; third,
Stout, Heppner ; fourth, Dean Hunt, Lex
ington. Baseball throw: First, Bill Ulrich, Hepp
ner; second, Arthur Stefani, lone; third,
Jack Miller, Lexington ; fourth, Jack Ed
mondson, Heppner.
60-yard dash: First, Bill Ulrich, Hepp
ner ; second, Ball, Boardman ; third, Walter
Skuzeski, Heppner ; fourth, A. Stefani, lone.
Broad jump : First, Bill Ulrich, Heppner ;
second, Dale Ford, Boardman ; third, Al
bert Ball, Boardman; fourth, Dean Hunt,
Boys' Relay First, Heppner ;second,
Boardman ; third, Irrigon ; fourth, lone.
Individual winners in girls' events:
Class A , . ,
Baseball throw: First, Mardel Gorham,
Boardman ; second, Mabel Davidson, lone ;
third, Helen Blake, lone; fourth Peggy
Tamblyn, Heppner.
75-yard dash: First, Mardel Gorham,
Boardman ; second, Mabel Davidson and M.
Corley, lone; fourth, Jepson, lone.
Class B
Baseball throw: First, Helen Knowles,
Heppner ; Becond, Maxine Devine, Lexing
ton ; third, Wilma Beamer, Heppner;
fourth, Angelo de Mauro, Boardman.
75-yard dash: First, R. Gorger, lone;
second, Wilma Beamer, Heppner; third,
N. Bleakman, Heppner; fourth, Angelo de
Mauro, Boardman.
Class C
Baseball throw: First, Charlotte Sperry,
lone ; second, Lavelle Markham, Irrigon ;
Historical Motif Used at Annual
Dinner Held at Christian
Church; Program Enjoyed
A large number of mothers and
daughters of the city surrounded the
festive board in the Christian church
basement Monday evening and en
joyed the repast and program of the
fifth annual mothers-daughters ban
quet sponsored by Business and Pro
fessional Womens club. The theme
was "Mothers Through the Ages."
Included on the program were
"Tributes to Mothers," Virginia Dix;
musical reading, "Gid Gave Us
Mothers," Ruth Green, acompanied
at piano by Kathryn Parker; violin
solo, Laura Warfield; "Mary, Mother
of Jesus," Mrs. R. C. Young; vocal
solo, "Cradle Song," Mrs. Ture Pe
terson; "Nancy Hanks, Mother of
Lincoln," Mrs. Glenn Jones; "The
Pioneer Mother' Narcissa Whit
man," Carolyn Vaughn; "The Mod
ern Mother Eleanor Roosevelt,"
Mrs. W. S. Bennett; vocal solo, "A
Perfect Day," Mrs. Russell McNeill.
Miss Rose Leibbrand acted as toast
mistress. Republicans Start
Countywide Work
Organization of the Morrow Coun
ty Republican club was effected at
the circuit court room in the court
house Monday with adoption of by
laws and election of officers. Frank
C. Alfred, newly-elected president,
has called a directors' follow-up
meeting on organization to be held
at his office next Monday evening.
Other officers elected were J. O.
Turner, vice-president; J. V. Craw
ford, secretary; L. W. Briggs, treas
urer; and directors, Fred Ely, Cecil;
Edwin Hughes, Lena; W. F. Bar-
nett, Lexington; Neal Knighten,
Hardman; Leonard Carlson, Goose
berry; Glen Hadley, Boardman; E.
R. Lundell, lone.
The club has announced as its
purpose the promulgation of repub
lican party principles of government
and promotion of the interests of
republican nominees for office.
Watts Heads Lawyers
Of Sixth District
The Morow-Umatilla Bar asso
ciation, meeting in Pendleton Mon
day evening, elected Homer I. Watts
of Athena president for the ensuing
year, while entertaining state su
preme court justices as honored
guests. Those honored included Hen
ry J. Bean, chief justice; associate
justices J. O. Bailey, Percy R. Kelly,
Harry H. Belt, Hall S. Lusk, and
clerk of the court, Arthur S. Ben
son. Other officers elected were J. R.
Raley, Jr., vice president; F. E.
Schmidt, secetary; William C. Perry,
treasurer; J. F. Kilkenny, C. Z. Ran
dall and S. D. Peterson, executive
committee, all of Pendleton. A. C.
Mclntyre is retiring president. The
association represents the legal fra
ternity for the sixth judicial district.
O'Brien Wool Sells
At 17i2c; Initial Sale
Sale of the Lucy O'Brien wool
clip to Tom Boylen, Jr., of Echo was
reported yesterday at 17 V2 cents.
This is the first sale of new clip
wool reported locally.
The Women's Christian Mission
ary society met yesterday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. F. S. Parker
with fifteen ladies present. The
hostess served refreshments.
third, Kathleen Paulson, Irrigon ; fourth
Gladys Seehafer, Heppner.
40-yard dash : First, Markham, Irrigon ;
second, Gladys Seehafer, Heppner ; third
Dorotha Wilson, Heppner ; fourth, Cather
ine Howell, Heppner.
Class D
Baseball throw: First, Lillian Sundsten,
Boardman ; second, Billy Norcross, Irrigon ;
third, June Hughes, Heppner ; fourth,
Patty Markham, Irrigon.
40-yard dash : First, E. Grimm, Irrigon ;
second, Billy Narcross, Irrigon ; third,
Cheney, Irrigon ; fourth, Lillian Sundsten,
The Girls' Belay First, Heppner ; sec
ond, lone ; third, Boardman ; fourth, Heppner.
Oregon, Thursday, May
Heppner Trounces
Indians; Squaw
Creek in League
Pendleton in Front
as lone Beaten; Lo
cals at lone Next
Won Lost
Pendleton 2 0
Echo 1 0
Heppner 1 1
Umatilla Indians ' 0 1
lone 0 2
Squaw Creek CCC 0 0
Where the Teams Play Next Sunday :
Heppner at lone, Echo at Mission (In
dians), Squaw Creek at Pendleton.
The Blue Mountain league wel
comed a newcomer this week when
a franchise was granted the Squaw
Creek CCC camp. The CCC boys
will play the teams drawing byes in
the schedule previously arranged,
making a full playing schedule for
each team.
Pendleton definitely stepped into
the league lead Sunday when the
Bucks trounced lone at the Round-
Up city, 23-5, while Heppner came
up to the 50 percent mark by turn
ing in a 6-5 decision over the Mis
sion Indians on the local lot. Next
Sunday the locals will cross bats
with Fred Hoskins' team at lone.
Cold weather kept down attend
ance at Sunday's local - game and
probably contributed considerably
to the several bobbles. By and large,
it was a "horse race," however, and
had it not been for a stellar catch
by Al Massey in centerfield to cut
off what seemed a sure hit in the
ninth, his brother Ray on the mound
might have been in deep trouble and
the score board could easily have
told a different story.
McKenzie held the Indians nicely
in hand for five innings, but retired
at the beginning of the sixth to let
Ray Massey show his wares. Those
wares were plenty good and the In
dians were let down by the two for
a total of seven hits. M. Webb went
the route for the Indians and gave
out but nine hits. Successive hits
by A. Massey, McKenzie, R. Massey
and Turner in the fourth contribut
ed to the four local tallies in that
inning. The other two were gleaned
in the fifth on hits by Turner, Fer
guson and Thomson. The Indians
scored twice in the second inning,
twice in the fifth and once in the
Box score:
Nelson, 2-1 4 112
A. Massey, m - 5 110
McKenzie, p-r 4 110
R. Massey, r-p - 4 111
Turner, 1 4 12 0
Thomson, a 4 112
Knox, c - 4 0 0 0
Ferguson, 8 4 0 2 0
Hass, 1 2 0 0 1
Farley, 2 2 0 0 0
Van Marter, 1 .-. 10 0 0
Totals 38 6 9 6
G. Slickpoo, m 4 10 2
T. Shuiship, r 5 0 0 0
C. Van Pelt, 8 5 0 10
Cy Webb, c 4 0 2 0
J. Wahsise, 1 4 0 2 0
S. James, 8 4 10 0
A. Norwest, 2 - 4 2 0 1
Halfmoon, 1 4 0 0 1
M. Webb, p 4 12 0
Scott and E. Johnson
Totals 38 6 7 4
Struck out by McKenzie 3, by Massey 3,
by Webb 10 ; two base hits, Turner, Cy
Dr. Miller Takes
Bride at Gladstone
Dr. Dwight Miller, local dentist,
married Miss Marcella Smith, daugh
ter of Mr. G. V. Smith of Gladstone,
last Sunday aftern6on Rev. Harry
Krouse of Oak Grove performed the
ceremony before a group of fifty
close friends and relatives at the
home of Dr. Miller's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Miller of Gladstone.
Following the ceremony the young
couple came immediately to Hepp
ner and are at home in the Jones
Pat Mollahan recently purchased
the interest of Robert V. Jones in
the service station formerly oper
ated by Mollahan and has leased it
to Eddie Kenny who has assumed
the management.
5, 1938
Ancient Parchment, Cuff of
Queen Victoria's, Among Inter
esting Articles Shown
Some of the age-old usefulness of
sheep to mankind was depicted at
a charming exhibit of woolen an
tiques sponsored by Morrow County
Woolgrowers auxiliary at the Epis
copal parish house last Friday af
ternoon. With tea and musical pro
gram in connection, the event at
tracted widespread interest and a
large attendance. '
Featuring the display were a 300-
year-old parchment scroll deed,
among the old English heirlooms of
Walter Luckman; a lace cuff worn
by Queen Victoria and loaned by
Mrs. Ture Peterson which was given
to Mrs. Peterson by a maid in wait
ing to the queen, who was related
to Mrs. Peterson; a 100-year-old
coverlet also belonging to Mrs. Pe
terson; some interesting coverlets
exhibited by Mrs. L. W. Briggs, and
a number of hand-woven woolen
rugs shown by Miss Margaret Wight'
man, visiting at Heppner from her
home at Wrangel, Alaska.
Mrs. A. H. Blankenship announced
the musical program, presenting two
vocal solos by Miss Helen Ralph of
lone, accompanied by Virginia Dix;
baritone horn solo by Hugh Craw
ford, accompanied by Miss Harriet
Hager; two numbers by the school
double trio, accompanied by Juanita
Carmichael; tap dancing by Teddy
Ferguson, and two vocal, solos by
Mrs. Ture Peterson, accompanied by
Mrs. Blankenship.
The tea table with centerpiece of
green woolen blanket embroidered
with flowers on real flower stems
and set with colorful pottery was
presided over by Mrs. W. P. Maho
ney, president National Woolgrow
ers auxiliary; Mrs. R. I. Thompson,
president Oregon Woolgrowers aux
iliary; Mrs. Harold Cohn, local unit
president, and Mrs. J. G. Barratt.
Spring flowers added to the at
tractiveness of the parish house set
ting. Out of town visitors for the occa
sion included Mrs. Rollo Jackson,
president Washington Woolgrowers
auxiliary; Mrs. Elmer Storey, past
president Klickitat county auxiliary;
Mrs. Vincent, president Klickitat
auxiliary; Mrs. Max Moyer, all of
Goldendale, Wash., and Mrs. Rob
erts of Yakima, national auxiliary
Henry Blahm Passes
At Walla Walla
Henry Blahm, 76, known by old
time friends here as "Little Henry"
Blahm, who farmed on Willow creek
below Heppner for many years, died
at his home in Walla Walla Satur
day. Funeral services were held
there Tuesday, and the large attend
ance and floral tribute were fitting
evidence of the esteem in which the
deceased was held in that city where
the family had resided since leaving
here some fifteen years ago. Mr. and
Mrs. John Wightman attended the
services from here.
Besides the widow, Mr. Blahm is
survived by one daughter, Mrs. John
Brickner of Walla Walla.
Harriet Hager and La Verne Van
Marter of this city, and Donald Rob
inson of Hardman, were named to
receive scholarships from Oregon in
stitutions of higher education in a
list appearing in the daily press to
day. Miss Hager was granted a
scholarship to Oregon State college,
Van Marter one to University of Or
egon, and Robinson one to Eastern
Oregon Normal school, La Grande.
Miss Jessie French sprang a sur
prise on many local friends last week
when she was quietly married to
Jimmy Estes in Washington. Mrs.
Estes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William French, a graduate of Hepp
ner high school and employed at
Mrs. Lowell Turner's beauty shop.
Mr, Estes recently arrived here from
Virginia and has been employed at
O'Donnell's cafe.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Attempt to be Made
To Rid Forest of
Cricket Menace
Coulee Species Said
Threat to Wheat
Lands; Report Meet
Extermination of coulee crickets
from the local district of the Uma
tilla national forest that last year
devastated more than 100 acres of
range land is the object of a poison
ing campaign to be started soon by
the combined efforts of the forest
service, the soil conservation service
and the county agent's office.
O. J. Johnson, in charge pf graz
ing, recreation and wild life for the
Umatilla forest, told Lions of the
work at their Monday luncheon. He .
said that poisoning would start
probably within the next ten days in
charge of Joseph Belanger, county
Poisoning of the crickets is aimed
to start immediately after hatching
of the young, Johnson said. It is not
until after the young are hatched
that the crickets start to migrate.
Once migration begins they are ex
tremely hard to stop, and clean up
almost everything in their path.
Should the crickets get a firm
foothold in the mountain district, it
is feared they would migrate into
the wheat country where damage to
crops would undoubtedly be large.
The coulee crickets were said to
be about as large as the mormon
crickets which have infested the
eastern Washington region for years
and have made life miserable for
farmers over a wide area.
Johnson described his position
with the forest service as-bing..tt
hot spot what with recent conten
tions between wild life and range
interests. He said, however, that it
is the intention of the forest to give
all classes of users an even break,
and he believed that all interests
will find the forest sufficiently large
for their use once they gain a com
mon understanding of each others'
William Bennett, Smith-Hughes
instructor, told of the local FFA
chapter's participation in the state
Future Farmers meeting at Corvallis
last week end, at which the boys
made a commendable showing. He
also commended the efforts of Jack
Healy, local chapter representative
at the recent state FFA speech meet
in Portland, in which Healy was
edged out for representation of the
state by the Scappoose representa
tive. Plays and Concert
Coming Tomorrow
Tomorrow night, Friday, at 8:00
o'clock in the high school auditorium
the last regular program of the
school year will be given, with the
exception of baccalaureate and com
mencement. Two one-act comedies
by the public speaking classes and
a short concert by the Heppner
school band, state champions in class
C, make up an exceptionally fine
program that should prove to be one
of the best of the year. Admission Is
35c, 25c and 15c.
Becker, Ayers Tots
Win Picture Contest
Sharon Becket, 2 years, and La
Von Ayers, 3, were the winning boy
and girl respectively in the charm
ing children contest, results of
which were announced last week
end by C. M. Coffey, photographer,
who made a two-week stand at Ho
tel Heppner. Each received an ap
propriate prize.
Sharon is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Becket, and La Von
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Orville Cutsforth and father, T.
W. Cutsforth, were visiting in the
city Monday from Lexington.