Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, November 24, 1938, Image 1

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Volume 54, Number 37
221 Hunters Check
In 50 Elk Through
Local Station
22.6 Percent Kill
Recorded; Portland
Man Locates Meat
Hunters numbering 226 checked
out of Heppner for the first open
season on elk in Morrow county,
and 221 checked in with a total of
fifty elk or a kill of 22.6 per cent.
The season opened on the 8th and
closed last Sunday, the 20th.
Of the elk checked through here,
35 were killed in the Heppner dis
trict and 15 in the Ukiah district of
the Umatilla National forest. Near
ly all the elk slain in this district
came from the Tupper ranger station
Successful hunters checking thru
the local station whose names were
not reported last week include Law
rence Wehmeyer, Oscar Jones, C. A.
Brown, Kenneth Bleakman, Bert
Bleakman, all of Heppner; Eldon
Emerson, The Dalles; O. D. Forbes,
Boardman; O. Garrett, Portland; C.
H. McDaniel, Hardman; H. W. Eu
banks, Earl McCabe, L. A. McCabe,
J. M. McCabe, all of lone; W. H.
Scott, Gaston; R. E. Richmond, W.
R. Bonney, O. D. Bothwell, J. W.
McClure, all of Maupin; John No
lan, Salem.
Garrett of Portland it was who
was reported last week as having
slain his elk, butchered it, and then
was unable to locate it. However, he
continued the search with much as
sistance until the animal was located
several days later and he was re
warded for his efforts.
Machine Shed Added
To Forest Camp
A large machine shed is rapidly
taking form at the south end of the
forest administration camp site in
Heppner. the third of the group of
buildings contemplated. Fifteen
workers are employed at this time.
Graveling of grounds and building
of retaining walls are also expected
to be carried out if weather per
mits. The completed warehouse, an
other large building, has been paint
ed a dark brown with green trim
ming, and the other buildings will
be finished similarly, giving the
project a uniform appearance when
completed. Landscaping is also con
temolated which will make the com
pleted project attractive and will
imporve the appearance of the sec
tion of the city affected.
Garden Club Starts
With Mrs. Ward Head
A garden club was organized in
Heppner Monday with Mrs. D. M.
Ward as Dresident when Mrs. How
ard Mansfield of Milton-Freewater,
. state warden club federation presi
dent, and Mrs. A. Hone of Portland
appeared to assist. The visiting la
dies talked at a meeting held at the
Episocpal parish house.
Other officers were to be named
Kv a nominating committee com'
nosed of Mrs. A. D. McMurdo, Mrs
Chas. B. Cox and Mrs. Ralph L
Thompson. Mrs. Ward and Mrs. L.
F. Dick were hostesses for lunch
eon at Hotel Heppner honoring the
visiting ladies.
Current issue of Liberty magazine
carries a short story written by
Helen Hedrick of Medford who re
sided in Heppner several years ago
when her husband, E. H. Hedrick,
now citv superintendent of schools,
at Medford, was superintendent of
local schools. Heppner friends of
Mrs. Hedrick are pleased to note
her success in the writing held.
Ralph Butler of Willows, in town
Tuesday, reported the mercury
touched ten degrees above zero at
his place Monday night
TODAY is another Thanksgiving. Typic
ally American, this day is set aside for
the purpose of forgetting cares of the work-a-day
world, to recount blessings each has
had in the year past, thus to gain courage and
confidence for struggles that lie ahead.
The message of Thanksgiving is not new.
But it is ever refreshing. As life's cycle moves
constantly, each year rolls 'round another
Thanksgiving with meaning new to each in
dividual life from those that have gone before.
Life is vital, moving, dynamic. Its story is
one of conquests, of conflicts; of rejoicing in
victory, of sorrowing in defeat. Nothing can
change this order of life. When these things
fail to exist, life becomes static and there is
life no longer.
As each new day offers a new challenge to
the individual, so does each new Thanksgiv
ing bring a new time for counting victories,
for considering defeats only that from the
Len Gilman is
'Honeychile' to
Pacific Admirers
"First and a 'lead pipe cinch' is
Leonard 'Honychile' Gilman, sen
sational triple-threat Badger left
half," writes sports columnator
'Dick in the Pacific U. campua
weekly in commenting upon all
star possibilities at the close of
the Northwest ocnference foot
ball season. He says frther of
Heppner high's contribution to the
Badger championship team of 1938:
"Gilman was rated as one of
the best four backs last year and
has been turning in even better
performances during the 1938 sea
son; so it's Len Gilman at left
half on the Northwest conference
"Wiles and Len Gilman Lead in
Win" is part of the headline her
alding Pacific's defeat of Willam
ette for the championship, in an
other column of the campus week
ly. Gilman's prominence is noted
in execrpts from the article. . . .
"A pass from Len Gilman to
George Racette in the third per
iod, which netted the Badgers their
lone score, defeated Willamette
for the first time since 1932, scored
against the Bearcats for the first
time since 1932, and snapped
Willamette's 26 straight confer
ence winning streak. . . . With
time for but one play before the
half ended Len Gilman intercept
ed a Bearcat aerial and dashed
from his own fifteen to the Wil
lamette forty-five.
"The third period was even un
til the latter part when the Bad
ger offense began clicking, and
with Gilman packing the mail,
Pacific drove to the Bearcat thir
ty, where on the second play Len
floated back to his own forty-five
and rifled one in Racette's direc
tion. George made a 'shoestring
catch and crashed over for the
A group picture of the cham
pions also contained the 'phiz of
Elwayne Lieuallen, another Mor
row county youth, who carried
backfield assignments for Pacific
at times throughout the season.
Ruth chapter, Order of Eastern
Star, will meet at Masonic hall to
morrow (Friday) evening. Past ma
trons will exemplify initiatory work
and past patrons will serve a feed.
Lost, truck bumper with license
PUC6468X, F447. Reward. Leave at
Kane garage. 36-37p
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, November
lessons gained future pitfalls may be avoided.
Very little is new under the sun, as history
tells us. But man, who has God-given intelli
gence, may improve upon the past by apply
ing his powers of reason and imagination.
America recognizes the inherent rights
God gave every individual the right to life,
liberty, the pursuit of happiness; the freedom
to worship God according to the dictates of
each individual conscience.
Thus is it fitting in America that the indi
vidual, in the light of reason and imagination,
take stock of himself on this Thanksgiving
and direct his efforts toward general better
ment of a world torn with selfishness and
greed. By so doing he will not only bring
added cause for rejoicing himself on future
Thanksgivings, but will help to reflect
throughout the world those ideals of Ameri
canism that are so sorely needed to relieve
the afflicted, wherever they may be.
Warrants Issued in Lieu of
Cash Last in 1922, Treasurer
Dix Recalls; Tank Takes Extra
City of Heppner went off a cash
basis for the first time since 1922
when bills presented at", Monday
evening's council meeting were or
dered paid despite the fact that cash
on hand was some $600 short of
meeting s them. The shortage was
caused by anticipated revenues for
the year not having been received,
as expenditures were said not to
have exceeded budget estimates..
While dads expressed regret that
the warrant condition was now nec
essary, they anticipated it would not
be long lasting. The bills allowed
included some $800 expended on the
swimming pool construction, original
estimates on which have been ex
ceeded because the amount of free
labor originally expected was con
siderably short.
Treasurer W. O. Dix recalled tak
ing over his job as city funds cus
todian in 1922. A few city warrants
were then outstanding for lack of
funds, but at no time since, not even
at the depth of depression in 1932,
has such a condition existed.
Monday evening was the last op
portunity for presenting objections
to the 1939 budget as advertised,
and no objections being presented
a motion was passed that the bud
get be accepted as advertised.
Canvass was made of the Novem
ber 8 city election returns and the
results found to check with the post
ed tally sheets'. Therefore Mayor
Jones declared the election of G. A.
Bleakman as mayor, P. W. Maho
ney, R. B. Ferguson and E. A. Ben
nett as councilmen, E. R. Huston as
recorder and W. O. Dix as treasurer.
Councilmen present were D. A.
Wilson, L. D. Tibbies and E. A.
Mercury Hits Low of
12 Above, Tuesday
With the mercury dropping an ad
ditional four notches each night over
the night before for three days pre
ceding to reach 12 above zero Tues
day night, Heppner citizens have
been "enjoying" a series of clear,
cool, frosty mornings.
Sunday night's low was 20 above,
Monday night's low 16 above, and
Tuesday night's low 12 above, re
ports Len L. Gilliam, government
weather observer.
24, 1938
Details of 1939
AAA Program Are
Announced Early
A 1939 federal farm program, dif
fering in only minor respects from
that of 1938, has been formally ap
proved by the secretary of agricul
ture, making it possible for the state
committee at Oregon State college to
notify county committees of detailed
provisions months earlier than it
had been possible to make such an
nouncements in previous years.
This earlier announcement will
enable farmers to give the 1939 pro
gram the first complete test of the
provisions of the agricultural adjust
ment act of 1938, in the opinion of
R. M. Evans, new Triple-A admin
istrator. Evans points out that in
1938 the program was not available
until after all the winter wheat crop
had already been planted. For 1939,
farmers will know well ahead of
planting time what the program of
fers them, and they can make their
plans accordingly.
Fall wheat for 1939 has already
been seeded, but the wheat acreage
allotments had been previously ap
proved and distributed to growers
in advance of seeding time.
Definite announcement regarding
wheat payments shows that for 1939
they will amount to 17c per bushel
under the regular agricultural con
servation provisions, as compared
with 12c in 1938. In addition to the
17c conservation payment, there will
also be available to cooperating
growers a price adjustment payment
of from 10 to 12c per bushel. The
exact amount of this second payment
cannot be determined until after
January 31, 1939.
All of the changes in the 1939 pro
gram are of an administrative na
ture and are designed to simplify
the program, adjust it to new crop
conditions, or make other minor
changes' suggested by experience in
previous years, according to AAA
A provision of interest to Oregon
growers, pointed out by N. C. Don
aldson, state executive officer in Or
egon, is that oats, barley, rye or flax
may be used for nurse crop for le
gumes or perennial grasses and will
not be classified as soil depleting
crops if these grains are cut for hay
and if a good stand of legume or
grass is established in 1939.
A payment for potatoes this com
ing year will be 3c per bushel, which
is a reduction of .6 of lc from the
1938 program. Commercial vegetable
acreage allotments will also be es
tablished in some areas this coming
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Legion Conference
Set for Heppner
Friday, Dec. 2nd
Open Mass Meeting
Planned for Evening;
State Officers Here
Department officers of the Amer
ican Legion and Auxiliary will be
in Heppner Friday, Dec. 2, for the
first in a series of district confer
ences which will take them all over
the state. Heading the Legion group
will be John Beckwith, prominent
Portland attorney, department com
mander, and Carl R. Moser, veteran
department adjutant. Other depart
ment officers and committee chair
men will accompany them. Mrs.
Blanche Jones of Astoria, depart
ment president, and Mrs. May Whit
comb of Portland, department sec
retary, will be accompanied by other
prominent Auxiliary officials.
Following afternoon conferences
of the two organizations, a dinner
will be held at Hotel Heppner and a
public mass meeting is scheduled
for the Elks' hall. Legion afternoon
sessions will be held at the Elks' hall
ad will be in charge of Marion Coy-
ner, Pendleton, 6th district com
mander. Mrs. Marie Todd, Hermis
ton, district president, will preside
over the Auxiliary sessions, to be
held at the home of Mrs. Spencer
Crawford. These conferences will
start at 2:30. The banquet, at 6:30,
will be a no-host affair at 50c the
State officers of both organiza
tions have but recently returned"
from meetings of the national exec
utive committees in Indianapolis, and
it is. expected they will have much
of interest to impart to the members
attending. Local Legionnaires ex
tend an urgent invitation to the
general public to attend the mass
meeting in the evening, starting at
8:00 o'clock. The speakers will have
very timely and important mes
sages on the position of the coun
try's largest veterans' organization
concerning pressing problems of the
day, particularly in regard to the
two menaces of war and the vari
ous isms.
Preceding the program the cham
pionship Heppner school band, un
der direction of Harold Buhman,
will give a fifteen-minute concert.
Rock Creek Contract
Let; Rhea Sector Set
Contract for construction on the
Rock creek-Morrow county line
sector of the Heppfier-Wasco high
way was awarded to H. L. Rice at
$32,346 at the meeting of the state
highway commission in Portland
last Thursday, report members of
the Morrow county court who at
tended. Interest of the court was partic
ularly centered in learning why the
Heppner-Rhea creek sector of the
same highway had not also been ad
vertised, and they were given as
surance that the contract on this
section would be let not later than
next fall. Funds have already been
earmarked sufficient to complete
hard surfacing from this city to Rhea
creek junction.
Town Basketball
League to Organize
Representatives of Heppner, Lex
ington, lone and Arlington will meet
at lone Sunday to form a four-city
basketball league, announces Fred
Hoskins, promoter. It is expected to
draw up shedule and by-laws and
take such other steps as are found
Fred managed the lone casaba
tossers through a successful season
last year, but believes boys of all
towns affected will get more en
joyment from the sport through for
mation of a league. No such league
has before existed.