Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, October 13, 1938, Image 1

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PUBLIC A -J D I T 0 R I 'J '.!
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Volume 54, Number 31
District Boy Scout
Heads to Meet
Here; Banquet Set
Committee Invites
Community Cooper
ation to Push Work
Heppner will play host on Thurs
day, the 27th, to Boy Socut commit
teemen and scoutmasters from this
district, including Condon, Fossil,
Arlington, lone and Lexington, an
nounces B. C. Pinckney, chairman
of the local scout executive com
mittee. Arrangements for the meet
ing were made by the Blue Moun
tain council, which selected this city
as the logical host point. The fol
lowing evening the annual Father
Son dinner will ' be staged to lend
impetus to the scout reorganization
Both events will take place in the
basement of the Christian church
where on Thursday luncheon will
also be served to the community
scout leaders.
Plans for these events were dis
cussed by the local executive com
mittee Tuesday evening. The com
mittee is intensifying its efforts at
this time in an attempt to place the
local troop on a firm basis.
Good progress has been made since
reorganization started early in the
summer, with Tom Wells as scout
master. Money was raised to pay the
council dues for the balance of this
year, and a four-day summer camp
was enjoyed at Ritter springs.
In appealing to the community to
solidly support the Father-San ban
quet, the committe recalls the many
enjoyable occasions of this nature
in the past, which more than any
other one thing promoted general
community understanding and in
terest in scout work. The committee
and scoutmaster themselves are giv
ing of their services freely in the in
terest of this training, accepted as
the most valuable of any boys' or
ganization work.
It is pointed out that the commu
nity receives dividends in many
ways far greater than the cost, which
are obtained through scout members
being trained morally, physically
and mentally to make them self -respectful,
self-reliant and awake to
fill a need wherever and whenever
it may arise, a training that prepares
them for the type of citizenship in
whose hands the future is secure.
Candidates File
For City Offices
J. O. Turner and George Bleak
man for mayor; P. W. Mahoney, R.
B. Ferguson, E. A. Bennett, John
Anglin and Alex Green for council
men; E. R. Huston for recorder, and
W. O. Dix for treasurer, all com
pleted filings this week to have their
names placed on the city election
ballot, November 8.
To be elected will be a mayor,
three councilmen, treasurer and re
corder. Mahoney, Ferguson and Ben
nett are running to succeed them
selves as their term of office ex
pires January first. Bennett was ap
pointed to fill the unexpired term
of E. L. Morton upon removal of
the latter to Newberg several months
ago. Jeff Jones is retiring as mayor
after serving the city for two terms.
Forest Opened for
Camp, Slash Fires
Governor Martin this week re
scinded his order made early in the
fire season closing the forest area
against slash burning and camp fires
without permits.
In accordance with this order, F.
F. Wehmeyer, ranger in charge of
the local district, notified the local
public that pemits are no longer nec
essary for building camp fires or
burning slashings.
Mrs. Elizabeth Van Schoiack of
Arlington visited this week with her
mother, Mrs. Katie Slocum.
Guy Moore, Heppner, and Lucille Jones, Irrigon, photographed
with one of Guy's wool entries at the Pacific International Livestock
show. The two attended the exposition last week as guests of The First
National Bank of Portland, having been chosen outstanding 4-H club
boy and girl from Morrow county.
club boy and girl, Guy Moore of
Heppner and Lucille Darlene Jones
of Irrigon, returned home last week
from a three-day visit to the Pacific
International exposition as guests of
The First National Bank of Port
land in the annual achievement and
leadership contest sponsored by the
Portland bank.
Portland proved a hospitable city,
the two reported, and the entire
group of 74 winners, representing
every county in Oregon, received
every courtesy.
In addition to daily Pacific Inter
national visits, high points of the
program were a group dinner on the
exposition grounds, followed by at
tendance at the horse show: a sight
seeing tour of Portland, including
visits to the Jantzen Knitting mills.
residential sections of the city, and
luncheon at the Coon Chicken inn;
a banquet and dance at the Heath
man hotel, the visitors' headquarters,
Thursday evening; and a trip to the
Swan Island airport. Of special in
terest, also, was a conducted tour
ove the Dutch motor ship "M. S.
Marken," newest type refrigerated
motorship from Holland.
After luncheon Friday at the Co-lumbia-Edgewater
Country club the
winners set out for the return trip
Auxiliary Names
Standing Committees
The regular business meeting of
the American Legion auxiliary was
held the evening of October 10 at
the home of Mrs. Harold Cohn. Mrs.
Lena Cox, president, named the fol
lowing standing committees: Mem
bership, Lera Crawford; community
service, Etta Parker; constitution
and by-laws, Fay Ferguson; Fidac,
Martha Dick; hospital, Millie Evans;
juniors, Ethel Adams; legislation
and war orphans, Hanna Jones; mu
sic, Coramae Ferguson: national de
fense, Helen Cohn; poppy sale, May
Gilliam and Georgette Morgan; pub
licity, Sylva Wells; radio, Sylvia
As the November business meet
ing comes near Armistice day, Mrs.
Rodgers, Americansm chairman, will
plan an appropriate program for
that meeting.
- Mrs. Cohn, 'hostess, served deli
cious refreshments.
Oregon, Thursday, October
New Siren's Tryout
Arouses Populace
Completion of installation of the
city's new fire siren Tuesday was
was occasion for a tryout about
9:30 that evening without previous
warning, and its effectiveness was
evidenced by the cavalcade of cars
and pedestrians rushing about look
ing for the fire. There was no fire,
but response of the firemen to the
new signal was pleasing to Chief
Ralph Beamer.
Added to recent reorganization of
the fire department and installation
of the new siren to make citizens
more fire minded is the admonition
of Police Chief Albert Schunk for
everyone not connected with the fire
department to keep off the fire
truck. Boys who make it a habit to
jump onto the truck are reminded
that they are making themselves
liable for a $25 fine. Schunk also
reminds all citizens to keep well in
the clear in event of fire so as not
to impede the work of the firemen,
and especially are motorists warned
not' to run over the fire hose. Such
an act makes the offender liable for
a heavy fine.
1000 Chinks Promised
For Planting Here
While in Portland the end of the
.week, Logie Richardson, president
of Morrow County Hunters and Ang
lers club, met with the state game
commission and received the promise
of 1000 Chinese pheasants for plant
ing here within the next two weeks.
Richardson says it is desired to spread
the birds around as much as possi
ble and would atwreciat anvnnp
wanting them to let him know at
Richardson also received the
promise of Chas. Lockhart, commis
sion employee, that he would ioin
Richardson for an elk hunt, some
time in the season.
A group of Heppner young people
attended a district conference of
Young Peoples Fellowship at Hood
River last week end. Included were
Buddy Blakely, regional vice-presi
dent, who presided; Bethal Blake,
Carolyn Vaughn, Shirley Wilson.
Billy Barratt, Scott McMurdo, Bob
bcnvner, Cora Scott, Kemp Dick.
Mrs. L. E. Dick accompanied them.
13, 1938
Shooting at Powder
House Lock Said
Suicide Invitation
The immature minded individual
or individuals who shoot at the
padlock on the county powder
house as a pastime, may find them
selves with a spread of wings and
a harp on very short notice, warns
Harry Tamblyn, county engineer.
Such a pastime, which appears
to have been spent on several oc
casions and more recently just
this week,' is a very good invita
tion to self-destruction as no
marksman close enough to hit the
padlock with a .22 would be far
enough removed to escape the
devastating effect of the large
amount of explosives should a shot
go wide of its mark and set off
the contents of the house.
Tamblyn also points out that
the padlocks thus put out of or
der are worth $2.50 each, and that
considerable time is required to
repair the damage, all of which
is charged up to the taxpayers. It
would be safer and less expensive
if those wanting target practice
would shoot at something a little
moe stable and a trifle less costly,
avers the engineer.
Candidates Bring
Battles to County
Willis Mahoney, democratic can
didate for U. S. senator, addressed a
large audience at the -Iks hall here
last night in the course of a cam
paign that has brought the battle
ground of leading candidates into
Morrow county. Previous appear
ances in the county by Henry Hess,
democratic candidate for governor;
Walter M. Pierce, democrat, and U.
S. Balentine, republican for con
gress, and the scheduled appearance
here next Wednesday evening of
Charles A. Sprague. republican for
governor, and Rufus C. Holman,
republican for U. S. senator, com
plete the appearances here of all
participants in the three contests in
which local voters are signifying the
most interest.
Mahoney arrived here last eve
ning from Condon a little late for
his scheduled appearance at 8 o'
clock. After spending the night here
he departed this morning to carry
his personal campaign into Umatilla
county. Outstanding points of his
address were endorsement of the
Townsend plan, pledge to support
a processing tax on wheat, pledge to
support amendment to the neutral
ity act to remove protection of U. S.
flag from interests operating in for
eign countries and from materials of
war sold to combatants being trans
ported on high seas in time of war,
and support of the Umatilla Rapids
The joint appearance here next
Wednesday evening of Sprague and
Holman is slated at 8 o'clock at the
Elks club by Morrow County Re
publican club which invites every
one to take advantage of this op
portunity to hear the leading repub
lican candidates as it will be their
only appearance here before elec
tion time.
Delvin Adkins
Rites Tomorrow
Funeral rites for Delvin Adkins,
son of Ed Adkins of this city and
former .Heppner boy whose death
occurred at San Andreas, Cal., Mon
day, are announced from Phelps Fu
neral home tomorrow, afternoon at
2 o'clock. Rev. R. C. Young will of
ficiate and interment will be in Ma
sonic cemetery. No details as to the
nature of his passing have been re-
Ernest Delvin Adkins was born in
Heppner 29 years ago. He attended
the Heppner grade and high schools,
ana iett here in 1928, being located
in California most of "the t.imp
He leaves a wife and 7-year-old
Frank Gray and Don Graham.
representatives of a Portland lum
ber concern, were business visitors
here the first of the week.
Subscription' $2.00 a Year
Democrats Show
Largest Increase
As Registering Ends
2277 Count ians
Qualify to Vote at
November 8 Election
That November 8's general elec
tion in Morrow county may be ex
pected to draw a larger vote than
that recorded for the primaries is
indicated by the increase in the
number of registered voters by 114,
as recorded at the clerk's office
with closing of registration books
Saturday. Total registration was
shown at 2277 as compared to 2163
for the May primary election.
Democrats made the largest gain
of 73, showing a total of 821 as com
pared to 748 in May. Republican
registrations increased 40 from 1373
to 1413. Other registrations were
upped one from 42 to 43.
Ballot copy was placed in the
hands of the printer this week and
the tickets by which voters' govern
mental desires will be determined
will be delivered within the next
few days. County voters received
their individual copies of the offi
cial voters' pamphlet from the sec
retary of state's office the first of
the week, and the task between now
and election day will be deciding
from a comparatively short list of
candidates and a rather voluminous
bunch of 12 measures.
On the local front, only one con
test appears, that for the office of
county assessor with A. J. Chaffee,
independent, opposing Thomas J.
Wells, the democratic-republican
nominee. George H. Peck for com
missioner, Leon W. Briggs for trea
surer, and Harry Tamblyn for sur
veyor all appear unopposed as nom
inees of both major parties.
In the state contests Alex G. Bar
ry, R., and Robert A. Miller, D.,
are opposed for the short U. S. sen
atorial term; Rufus C. Holman, R.,
and Willis Mahoney, D., for the long
U. S. senatorial term; U. S. Balen
tine, R., and Walter M. Pierce, D.,
for congressman, second district;
Henry L. Hess, D., and Charles A.
Sprague, R., for governor; Emily F.
Edsen, D., and Earl Snell, R., for
secretary of state; Rex Putnam, D.,
and Charles A. Rice, R., for super
intendent of public instruction; C.
H. Gram, R., and Clarence F. Hyde,
D., for commissioner of the bureau
of labor; Rex Ellis, R., and Wilford
W. Sirrine, D., for state senator, 19th
district. E. R. Fatland and Giles L.
French, both republican, are unop
posed for the two state representa
tive positions from the 22nd district.
Of the 12 measures upon which
the voters are asked to decide four
were referred to the people by the
legislative assembly, two by refer
endum ordered by petition of the
people, and six by initiative petition.
Those given to voters by the leg
islature are "Governor's 20-day Bill
Consideration Amendment," "Am
endment Repealing the Double Lia
bility of Stockholders in Banking
Corporations," ."Legislators' Com
pensation Constitutional Amend
ment," and "Bill Requiring Marriage
License Applicants Medically Exam
ined, Physically and Mentally."
The two measures referred from
the legislature by petition of the
people are "Slot Machine Seizure by
Sheriffs and Destruction on Court
Order' and "Prohibiting Slot Mach
ines, Pin-Ball, Dart and Other Sim
ilar Games."
The six measures coming by ini
tiative petition are "Townsend Plan
Bill," "Citizens' Retirement Annu
ity Bill; Levying Transactions Tax
to Provide Fund," "Bill Regulating
Picketing and Boycotting by Labor
Groups and Organizations," "Water
Purification and Prevention of Pol
lution Bill." "Bill Regulating Sale of
Alcoholic Liquor for Beverage Pur
poses," "Constitutional Amendment
Legalizing Certain Lotteries and
Other Forms of Gambling."