Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, February 16, 1939, Image 1

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Volume 54, Number 49
Kraft Subsidiary
Contracts 7000
Acres Timberland
Agreement Reached
With P. P. & L to
Furnish Power
With contracts for 7283 acres of
timberlands and agreement reach
ed with Pacific Power and Light
company to furnish all the electric
al power they would require, pros
pects were enhanced this week for
location here of a branch plant of
Bridal Veil Lumber and Box com
pany, subsidiary of Kraft Cheese
J. Logie Richardson, local agent
of the company, this week reported
closing timber deals with owners in
amounts as follows: Chas. McDevitt,
3343 acres; Zetta Brosnan, 160 acres;
Garnet Barratt, 640 acres; Percy
Hughes, 1330 acres; Ola L. Jones,
600.75 acres; Howard E. Pearson,
700 acres; Chas. B. Cox, 160 acres;
U. S. National corporation, 320 acres.
Two thousand more acres are un
der process of negotiation. Of the
amounts under contract, abstracts
and certificates of title are being
prepared by Heppner Abstract
H. E. Leash and Leonard Kraft,
officials of the company, gave word
by telephone communication with
Mr. Richardson yesterday that they
would be in Heppner next Wednes
day. In connection with the power
agreement, Ray P. Kinne, local P,
P. & L. manager, has released the
following statement:
"Pacific Power and Light com
pany is prepared to meet any power
requirements of the proposed Kraft
box factory
"For a large power load such as
has been under discussion, the
Heppner area enjoys the same low
rate as any other point on the com'
panys system. Power costs for a
plant using 150 horsepower or more
would be the same here as in The
Dalles, Pendleton or other com
munities of larger size.
"The company now has ample ca
pacity to meet all normal require'
ments and stands ready to make
any additions or changes to meet
the demands of a new industry,
"We are anxious to do everything
possible to assist in the develop
ment of new industries and pay
rolls, bcause the growth of our own
business depends upon the progress
of the community."
The Dalles Elks
Sending Delegation
The Dalles Elks have chartered a
bus to send their degree team and
accompanying delegation of mem
bers for the annual Washington
Birthday celebration of Heppner
lodge 358, next Saturday. The de
gree team will preside at induction
of a class of 25 new members at
the afternoon ceremonies, beginning
at 2:30.
Coincident with the afternoon
lodge session, ladies of Elks will be
entertained at Masonic hall at
bridge, pinochle and Chinese check
ers. In the evening ladies and men
will join at the Elks hall for the
annual Washington birthday ball at
which the lodge is acting as host,
without charge, to all members.
Anyone wishing to make applica
tion for crop insurance on their
spring seeding must do so before
March 1, according to notice re
ceived from the Federal Crop Insur
ance corporation. Anyone who will
be seeding his entire 1939 wheat al
lotment in the spring is eligible to
sign an application. Interested per
sons should call at the county
agent's office within the next two
weeks and contact the county crop
insurance supervisor.
Heppner Takes
West Division Title
By tipping the Condon Blue Dev
ils 30 to 23 in Friday night's decisive
league tilt, the Heppner high school
Mustangs obtained undisputable
possession of the western division
title of the Upper Columbia Basket
bell league. The Mustangs gained
an early lead over the Blue Devils.
Slight as this lead was, they man
aged to hold it throughout the game,
even though Condon threatened to
overcome it in the last few min
tes of play. Heppner's league games
now read five wins to one loss, the
loss being to Arlington. Had the
Mustangs not won this Condon
game, it would have been necessary
to play off with the second-place
holders, Fossil, who have 4 wins and
2 losses.
Willis, Condon center, was high
point man for both teams with 10
points but closely behind were
Heppner's Coxen and Applegate with
9 points each. Score at the half was
19 to 6, Heppner's favor. In a pre
liminary game, the B squad kept
their undefeated record intact by
taking Condon's B squad 20 to 12.
Condon 23 Heppner 30
Burns T. 5 F 2 Drake
Shannon 2 F. 9 Applegate
Rattry F 1 Wray
Willis 10 C. 6 Barratt
Burns G 9 Coxen
Holland G :. Aiken
Currie 4 G H. Crawford
Smith 2 G, 3 Morgan
Western division standings:
Won Lost Pet.
Heppner 5 1 .833
Fossil . 4 2 .666
Arlington 2 4 .333
Condon 1 5 .166
Play-Off Game
Set for Hermiston
The western division champions,
Heppner, will meet the eastern di
vision champions, Umatilla, on the
Hermiston court, Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Umatilla, with a record of 15 wins
in 17 games, will be strong con
tenders, and probably are slightly
favored to win; however, the Mus
tangs announce themselves in tip
top condition and are looking for
ward to Umatilla's defeat. All Hepp
ner people are extended the invi
tation to accompany the team to
Hermiston. Don't forget, Tuesday,
Feb. 21, at the Hermiston high
school gymnasium for a game of
champions, to decide the champion
ship of the inter-divisional com
bined Upper Columbia Basketball
County Nurse Ends
Six Weeks Service
Miss" Althea Stoneman, part-time
county health nurse, expected to
leave within the next few days af
ter completing six weeks service in
which time pre-school child and in
fant conferences were held for the
entire county. Fifty-nine examina
tions were made in the course of
the conferences.
Last of the conferences were held
this week at Hardman and lone with
nine examinations at Hardman and
eight at lone. Fine cooperation was
received from local committees
throughout the conference series,
Miss Stoneman reports. For the rest
of the year she will be engaged in
Wheeler and Gilliam counties.
Earl Blake Buys
Heppner Flat Farm
A $23,600 real estate deal this week
saw the transfer of the Newt O'
Hara farm on Heppner flat to Earl
Blake of lone. The farm involved is
considered one of the best wheat
farms in the section.
Mr. Blake, who has farmed in
the lone section for many years, will
take immediate possession, while
Mrs. Blake and the children will re
main in lone until the end of the
school year, according to Mrs. Blake
who was in the city yesterday morning.
Oregon, Thursday, February
Forest Show Boat
Brings Educational
Feature Monday
Lions and Public to
Have U. S. Service
Lectures, Pictures
George E. Griffith, in charge of
education and information with re
gional office, U. S. Forest service,
and his assistant, L. G. Jolley, will
bring a "Show Boat" program to
Heppner next Monday. Both men
will speak at the Lions noon lunch
eon and in the evening Mr. Jolley
will present lectures and pictures at
the Elks hall nuder sponsorship of
the lodge. The evening presenta
tion will be free and an invitation
is extended to the public.
At the noon luncheon the men
will have "Green Gold" as their
subject, presenting economic values
of forestry and conservation of par
ticular interest to business men. A
number of local people have heard
these men speak and it is upon their
recommendation that the local ser
vice club and lodge have arranged
for the meetings.
In the evening Mr. Jolley will
present a lantern slide talk on "For
estry and Human Welfare," and will
show three reels of sound moving
pictures, two reels entitled "Winter
Wonderland," and one reel, "Fire
Weather." The motion pictures in
sound are the best the speakers
have ever been privileged to have
with them. A diversity of subject
matter will add to interest and var
The slide talk will be illustrated
by some of the speakers' best lan
tern slides and will deal with the
multiple use values of the forest as
related to conservation and wise use
of soil in the interests of community
stability and human welfare.
The entire evening program will
last not more than an hour and a
half and it is assured that everyone
who attends will find it informative
and entertaining.
Business men of the community
have been extended an invitation to
attend the Lions noon luncheon,
whether or not they are members of
the club.
District Oddfellows
Coming Feb. 25th
Oddfellows of district 12, com
prising Umatilla and Morrow coun
ties, will stage their annual conven
tion here Saturday, February 25,
when it is expected representatives
of all I. O. O. F. lodges of the two
counties will be represented to
bring one of the largest fraternal
assemblages of the year to this city.
John J. Wightman and Lee Howell
of Heppner are president and vice
president, respectively, of the dis
trict organization.
The day's session will include a
lodge meeting beginning at 1 o'clock
in the afternoon featured by a con
test in initiatory degree work. The
complete program had not been re
leased, but it was promised that
plenty of entertainment would make
the occasion enjoyable for all Odd
fellows who attend.
Neighbors of Woodcraft elected
officers for the ensuing year, Mon
day evening, as follows: Anna
Brown, past guardian neighbor;
Doris Gaily, guardian neighbor; El
ma Hiatt, advisor; Rose Howell,
clerk; Clara Sprinkel, banker; Ada
Cason, magician; Nettie Flower, at
tendant; Kathleen Gentry, captain
of the guards; Roy Quackenbush,
flag bearer; Melba Qpackenbush,
inner sentinel; A. J. Westhoff, outer
sentinel; Letha Rippee, musician;
Marguerite Chapin, Mabel French,
Josephine Mahoney, managers; Lor
ena Quackenbush, correspondent;
Iris Slavin, senior guardian; Madge
Bryant, installing officer.
16, 1939
Heppner and lone Masonic
Lodges Sponsor Presentations;
Sweek and Johnson to Speak
The sesquicentennial celebration
this year of formation of the consti
tution of the United States will be
emphasized in Morrow county next
Tuesday and Wednesday. On those
days Heppner and lone Masonic
lodges will make presentations to
schools of their respective towns of
shrines displaying facsimiles of the
four sheets of the constitution and
declaration of independence, a sheet
with portraits of the signers and
their signatures in facsimile, each
covered for protection.
Judge C. L. Sweek of Pendleton
will present the Heppner shrine at
the school gym-auditorium at 2:30
p. m., under sponsorship of Heppner
lodge No. 69. Bert Johnson, county
judge, will present the lone shrine
at the school there under auspices of
lone lodge No. 120, next Wednes
day at 2:30 p. m. Public invitation is
given for each presentation.
In addition to Judge Sweek's
presentation here, there will be mu
sical numbers by the band and
school groups. J. O. Turner, W.
Vawter Parker and John J. Wight
man are members of the local lodge
presentation committee.
In addition to Judge Johnson's
address at lone, the school will pre
sent a George Washington program.
Making these shrines available to
schools of their towns is undertaken
by the lodges to stimulate and per
petuate consciousness of posterity
in the remarkable documents that
have formed the basis for Ameri
ca's greatness. The shrines are so
constructed that the various facsim
iles may be removed for study, lend
ing themselves to use, in the class
room. ; '
Leading Morrow,
Umatilla Teams Clash
What is expected to be the hottest
casaba tilt of the year is scheduled
for the lone floor Saturday night,
announces Fred Hoskins, manager
of the lone townies. That night Do
mestic Laundry or Pendleton, Uma
tilla champions, will meet the best
team Morrow county can produce.
Only the one game will be played
and it will be over in plenty of
time for those who wish later to at
tend the Elks ball, said Hoskins.
For the fray, Hoskins will assem
ble the star players of the county
which will naturally include many
of the lone squad with a season
record to date of nine games won
and two games lost. Domestic Laun
dry enters the game with a record of
nine wins and one defeat for the
season. They took decisive title to
the Umatilla leadership Tuesday
evening by defeating Milton, lead
ing contender, by the score of 63-30.
Hoskins said that should Morrow
county pull out on top Saturday
night, a return game will be played
at Pendleton and in case of a tie a
third tilt will probably be arranged
for the Heppner gym.
Mrs. Lulu Jones
Injured in Car Mishap
Mrs. Lulu Jones of this city re
ceived a broken leg when the Earl
French car in which she was riding
left the road and turned over about
three miles below Lexington Tues
day afternoon.
Mr. French escaped with bruises
and Burley Pennington, third occu
pant, escaped uninjured.
Many Morrow county people were
in Pendleton last Saturday after
noon to hear R. M. Evans, head of
western division of the wheat sec
tion for AAA, discuss the future
program. Reports brought back in
dicate that Evans emphasized ac
complishments of the AAA to date,
upheld necessity for its continuance,
but did not give much enlighten
ment upon the exact steps to be
Subscription $2.00 a Year
County Asks Bill -..
To Secure Waters of
Mack Smith Ditch
Act to Clear Title
to Valuable Asset
Being Set at Salem
Frank Alfred returned this
morning from Salem with report
that a bill had been introduced in
the senate providing for diversion
of Ditch creek into Willow creek
through the Mack Smith ditch as
desired by the county court to
give it right to accept and main
tain right-of-way, the water so
diverted to be treated as Willow
creek water. Alfred said passage
in the senate seemed assured but
that letters should be written
to Representatives Fatland and
French to impress importance, as
work of the session is crowded
with major bills and the short time
remaining might cause it to be
lost in committee.
A bill pertaining to the local
situation was what Alfred had in
mind when he first went to Salem
last week. A general bill was sub
stituted after conferring with the
state engineer and as this later
ran into complications, Mr. Alfred
returned to write the bill specific
ally affecting the local situation,
which is now before the senate.
Special legislation to protect
Morrow county's interest in the Mack
Smith ditch is being promoted at
Salem by Frank Alfred, district at
torney, who spent five days at Sa
lem last week and returned again
Monday evening to help formulate
the necessary bill. Alfred told of the
importance of this legislation at the
Monday noon Lions luncheon, when
he received promise of cooperation
from the service organization in es
tablishing rights to the ditch which
brings water from the headwaters
of Ditch creek into Willow creek at
flood season each spring.
Morrow county now has no legal
right to the water which was or
iginally diverted by city of Hepp
ner through a small pipe, and la
ter, when the pipe became stopped
up, by Morrow county with assist
ance of the SCS. It is expected to
secure the water to users, as Willow
creek water, to be distributed under
existing water rights.
The water brought through the
ditch each year was estimated by
the speaker to be worth thousands
of dollars to lower creek farmers in
irrigating alfalfa fields. Though the
ditch does not run water in the dry
season, Alfred said that by using it
to soak the ground thoroughly at
time available the water table is
held up throughout the dry season.
He and Tom Wells, assessor, both
said that the water obtained through
the Mack Smith ditch had probably
been the salvation of many farmers
in the two years it has come through
and that it had held up assessment
values of the creek bottom lands.
Point of legality was recently
raised when the U. S. Forest service
asked that someone be named to
receive permission for the ditch's
construction. When it was found
that no division of government had
such right under existing law, steps
were taken immediately to have the
legislature act. Alfred said that
wholehearted cooperation is being
given by the offices of state en
gineer and attorney general. He ex
pected to have suitable legislation
ready for presentation soon upon his
return to Salem. A bill that had re
ceived the state offices' okeh be
fore he left Salem had been found
to contain flaws, making his return
to the capital Monday necessary.
Alfred said that the Ditch creek
water normally belonged to the
John Day watershed, but that no
need was present on that watershed
for the water for . irrigation and
that no opposition was likely to
arise from that source. All legislators
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