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Volume 54, Number 35
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November 10, 1938
Subscription $2.00 a Year
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Photoengraving Courtesy East Oregonian from picture by Miss Rose Lcibbrand.
These Heppner football champions of their division of the Upper Columbia Athletic association play their last game of the season tomorrow
when they meet Hermiston, at that place, in the annual Armistice Day clash. Their one defeat of the season by Arlington was retaliated in the
game here two weeks ago, making a season's record of defeating every team they have met Other teams to bow to them are Fossil, Condon,
Joseph and Touchet, Wash. In the picture from left to right are: Front row Lee Pettyjohn, Howard Patton, John Crawford, Milton Morgan,
Harold Armstrong; second row Bob Applegate, Clifford Fay, Arthur McAtee, Douglas Drake, Arthur Vance, Emery Coxen, Dean Gilman, Rich
ard Hayes, Jack Merrill; third row Roy Pettyjohn, Kemp Dick, Harry Tamblyn, Joe Aiken, Don Bennett, Bill Barratt, Harry O'Donncll, Dicto
Bogoger, Guy Moore, Donald Frederickson, Coach Robert A. Knox. Team captain, Emery Coxen. '
Joseph Belanger
Goes to Moro as
Cooperative Agent
Work-With Wind
Erosion Here Brings
Rapid progress in development of
erosion control in Morrow county in
the last three years has not only re
sulted in almost complete elimina
tion of such dust storms as made
life unbearable for a time, but also
in the advancement of Joseph Bel
anger, county agent, whose work
with erosion control has been out
standing. Mr. Belanger will leave the local
county agent's office November 15,
and on December first will be lo
cated at Moro as cooperative re
search agent with the Soil Conserva
tion service and Bureau of Plant In
dustry to assist the special erosion
control work in a larger way. An
nouncement of his appointment was
made public this week.
While his appointment will cause
changing the family residence to
Moro where he will have laboratory
facilities in conjunction with the
Eastern Oregon Experiment station,
Mr. Belanger will be a frequent vis
itor here. His field of work will be
in Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman, Morrow
and Umatilla counties.
The position which Mr. Belanger
accepts is the second of the kind in
the United States. The only other
such position now existing is held
by Hugh McKay who is stationed in
Idaho. -
In his annual report for the year,
just finished by Mr. Belanger, it is
shown that more than 100,000 acres,
or about 60 per cent of the cultivated
land of the county, is now worked
by the trashy summerfallow meth
od, whereas this method was intro
duced into the county only three
years ago to assist in combatting
wind erosion. Effectiveness of the
trashy 'fallow is indicated further
in the report by the fact that only
a few instances worthy of note were
found this year where damage from
wind erosion was present.
The problem now existing is not
whether trashy smmerfallow should
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Bleokman for Mayor;
Present Dads Win
George Bleakman was elected
mayor, and Councilmen Bennett,
Ferguson and Mahoney, Recorder
Huston and Treasurer Dix were re
turned to their positions as a result
of balloting in Tuesday's city elec
tion. Candidates left at the post were
J. O. Turner for mayor, and John
Anglin and Alex Green for council
men. The vote:
N. S.
Hep. Hep
Bleakman 156 90
Turner : 140 82
Anglin 154 69
Bennett 211 122
Ferguson 189 116
Green 163 74
Mahoney 160 118
Huston 139 120
Dix 140 110
County Totals on
Uncontested Offices
The total county vote on uncon
tested offices is given herewith as
the result by precincts was not in
cluded in the abstract of vote in an
other column, given only on con
tested positions:
County commissioner, George Peck
County Treasurer, Leon W. Briggs
County surveyor, Harry Tamblyn
Supreme court justice, Bailey 1105.
Supreme court justice, Lusk 1045.
Circuit judge, Sweek, 1388.
Those delivering election returns
from the various outlying precincts
to the clerk's office yesterday in
cluded Charles Bartholomew, Pine
City; J. A. Troedson,' Cecil; Leona
Instone, Lena; F. H. Frederickson,
Irrigon; Algott Lundell, Gooseberry;
Neal Knighten, Hardman; Mrs. So
phia Barlow, Boardman; Charlie
Conner, lone; Lawrence Palmer,
Lexington; C. Melville, Alpine; Wal
ter Becket, Eightmile.
Justices of the peace and consta
bles named in the county at Tues
day's election were: Heppner, J. O.
Hager, J. P., Homer Hayes, consta
ble; Lexington, S. Wright, J. P.; lone,
E. J. Keller, J. P., P. J. Linn, con
stable; Irrigon, W. C. Isom, J. P., R.
V. Jones, constable; Boardman, A.
B. Chaffee, J. P.
Elk Hunters Should
Have Heavy Clothing,
Expect Much Walking
Max Schulz, Roderick French.
and Lawrence Wehmeyer. returned
to town last evening from an un
successful elk hunt, on which
Schulz reports tramping all the
way from Dry Swail-to Potamus
wells one day on the track of a
bull elk which eluded him and
caused him to stay the night in
the camp of another hunting
party. '
The boys report that many
cars were in difficulty, one which
they saw being in the ditch with
out immediate sign of extrication.
From their experience the boys
advise those going out after elk
to be sure to have chains for cars,
plenty of warm clothing, and to
expect lots of walking. Elk and
deer are both headed toward the
breaks of the John Day, they said.
They ran across two slain elk.
One on Wet Swail which Henry
Happold and Tom Clark were
helping to get out, and another
that was killed by a young chap
on the way in to join his father.
They figured he just happened
to be in the right spot at the right
W. F. Palmateer Dies
At Morgan Home
William F. Palmateer, 80, pioneer
farmer of the Morgan distrct and
father of A. F. and Wid Palmateer
of that place, and Mrs. Minnie Ely
of lone, died at the home near Mor
gan this morning.
Funeral services have been set
from the Christian church at lone
at 11 o'clock Saturday morning,
with interment to follow at Esta-
cada. Phelps Funeral home is
charge of arrangements.
Judge Bert Johnson, J. G. Barratt,
George Peck, Henry Baker, O. W.
Cutsforth, Oscar Peterson and Joe
Belanger, county agent, were among
Morrow county men expecting to go
to Hood River yesterday for the
state convention of Oregon Farm
Bureau federation. The convention
sessions were .slated for today, to
morrow and Saturday at Columbia
Gorge hotel, and President O'Neal
of the national federation was set as
the headline speaker.
State Game Head
Comes for Elk Hunt;
Addresses Lions
Open Elk Season in
County, Open Doe
Season Explained
Frank Wire, chairman of Oregon
State Game commission, arrived in
Heppner Monday morning and that
afternoon accompanied Logie Rich
ardson, president Morrow County
Hunters and Anglers club, and Frank
Alfred, district attorney, out to Tup-
per ranger station where they ex
pected to make headquarters for an
elk hunt.
Speaking before the Lions that
noon, Mr. Wire explained why the
elk season had been opened in Mor
row county for the first time this
year, and also why an open season
on doe had been allowed in the
Murderers creek reserve.
It was not so much the fact that
elk were becoming extra numerous
in Morrow county that the season
was opened here, but because if the
elk are allowed to congregate in any
district for very long the herd sizes
become so large as to be a problem
to property holders. By opening the
season, the larger herds are broken
up and the animals scattered in
smaller bunches, making them less
of a nuisance, the game commission
head explained.
As for the doe open season, it is a
known fact that the deer population
cannot increase beyond the' carrying
capacity of the winter range. The
Murderers creek reserve is a winter
feeding ground where the feed sup
ply is being taxed by the tremendous
number of deer that trek there from
a hundred-mile radius, he said. Feed
there is taxed to an extent that the
state is faced with the probability
of a heavy winter kill of the animals
if the numbers are not reduced. The
only way to prevent this is to let
hunters take a doe in preference to
a buck. Open season for doe in this
district will be from November 20
to December 10. By opening the sea
son at the time sheduled, which is
the time that the deer ordinarily go
onto the reserve, it is expected they
will be held back off the reserve for
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Sprague, Holman
Win in Oregon as
GOP Stages Rally
Pierce, Ellis, Putnam
and Snel I Victors;
Wells Large Favorite
Charles A. Sprague was leading
Henry Hess by 53,000 votes for gov
ernor, and Rufus C. Holman was
leading Willis Mahoney for U. S.
senator by 35,000 votes in latest re
turns from Tuesday's "off-year"
general election which saw. a tre
mendous swing over the nation to
the GOP banner. Both Sprague and
Holman have been conceded election
by their opponents.
In the lone Morrow county race
for county assessor, Thomas J. Wells
defeated his independent opponent,
A. J. Chaffee 1247 to 240. The results
in Morrow ouunty generally closely
followed state returns with Sprague
and Holman heavy favorites and oth
er republicans getting the call with
the single exception of Walter M.
Pierce, congressman, who led U. S.
Balentine by the vote of 1035 to 434.
Tabulated returns by precincts in
Morrow county will be found in an
other column. Rex Ellis was re
turned to the state senate from the
19th district, defeating Wilford Sir-
rine, democrat.
Earl Snell polled the heaviest
lead of any opposed candidate for' '
office, being ahead of Emily Edson
by 205,000 votes to retain the sec
retary of state post. Rex Putnam,
democrat, was leading Charles A.
Rice by 35,000 for superintendent of
public instruction.
C. H. Gram for labor commission
er was heading his opponent, Clar
ence Hyde, handily, 28,000, and the
reelection of Henry J. Bean as su
preme court justice was indicated
by a 7,000 lead over Howard K.
Election of Angell and Mott as
representatives from the first con
gressional district means the gain
ing of two seats in the national
congress .for Oregon republicans
Angell defeated incumbent Nan
Wood Honeyman, democrat, and
Holman will succeed Senator Re ami
es, Martin appointed democrat,
though in the interim between now
and convening of the next congress,
Alex G. Barry, successful repub
lican candidate over Milton A. Mil
ler, will hold the office.
Measures that met approval of
voters over the state were "Twenty-.
day veto," "Marriage examination,"
"Slot machine seizure," "Games of
chance ban," "Townsend conven
tion," "Anti-picketing bill" and
"Anti-pollution bill."
Defeated measures were "Bank
liability repeal," "Legislators pay
increase," "Retirement pension tax,"
"Liquor law revision" and "Licens
ed lotteries."
Report from over the nation
shows that republicans have gained
11 gubernatorial positions, 70 seats
in the house of representatives and
at least eight seats in the national
senate. Democrats made gains in
but two states, Maryland and Cal
ifornia. The "$30-every-Thursday" mea
sure in California was defeated. In
New York, Governor Lehman nar
rowly defeated fire-eating District
Attorney Dewey, Senator Tydings,
Maryland; Smith, South Carolina,
and George of Georgia, whom Pres
ident Roosevelt attempted to purge
in the primaries, were returned to
help balance the scales against top
heavy New Dealism. '
Defeat of Senator McGill, co
author of the farm bill, in Kansas
and unseating of the LaFollettes in
Wisconsin were other evidences of
the rousing republican victory over
the nation which observers point to
as a tendency toward a change in
national administration policy with
the coming 1940 presidential election.