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Volume 56, Number 15
Queen Dances to
Herald Opening of
First Dance Slated
Night, July 5
Rodeo time, while still some weeks
distant, is drawing sufficiently close
to claim the attention of the offi
cers and committees. With this in
mind, President Henry Aiken has
called a meeting for Friday eve
ning at the Heppner hotel to get the
ball rolling in earnest. Time of the
meeting is 8 o'clock and a full at
tendance of those concerned is urged.
First activity for which arrange
ments must be completed at this
meeting are for the queen dances,
the first of which is scheduled for
Saturday evening, July 15, at Hepp
ner. The matter of queen candidates
must be settled before the dances
start and there are numerous other
matters of business in connection
with staging the Rodeo that must
be gotten underway in the near fu
ture. Up to the present but three queen
candidates have been named. Lex
ington grange has chosen Dorothy
Howell; Rhea Creek grange will be
represented by Kathryn Thompson,
and Willows grange has named Dor
othy Brady as their candidate for the
honor. Eligible girls are those who
have served as attendants, are sin
gle and high school graduates.
Schedule for the queen's dances,
starting with the Heppner dance on
July 15, includes Lexington, July
22;, Rhea Creek, July 29; Lena, Aug
ust 5; Willows, August 12, and the
final dance in Heppner August 19,
the week prior to the Rodeo, dates
for which have been set for August
24, 25 and 26.
Work is to start shortly on fence
construction and repairing, new
barns and other improvements de
signed to facilitate handling of the
stock and otherwise improving the
Inquiries about buckers, racing
stock and concessions are coming in
almost daily, Aiken reports, indicat
ing that interest in the Heppner
show is increasing. The Browning
Amusement company will again
provide night and after-Rodeo en
Rodeo officials wish at this time
to present the matter of saddle
horses. Several business men have
indicated a desire to enter horses
for parade and general use at the
Rodeo. Such horses are not plenti
ful, it is admitted, but if it is possi-.
ble to obtain these horses now the
management urges that that be
done. The stock may be kept at the
Rodeo grounds under some mutual
arrangement for buying feed and
hiring the feeding done. The com
mittee having this matter in hand
will be glad to cooperate with in
dividuals in securing horses and
Harold Buhman, band director, is
expected to return to Heppner short
ly and will start putting his young
musicians in shape to handle the
Rodeo music. Preparations for the
annual 4-H club fair, which is an
important part of Heppner's western
show, will be under way shortly,
also. C. D. Conrad, county agent,
will meet with the Rodeo commit
tees Friday evening to help outline
the fair program. Music for the
queen's dances and the dances dur
ing the Rodeo may be contracted for
at the forthcoming meeting.
COURT GOES TO THE DALLES
County Judge Bert Johnson and
Commissioners George Peck and L.
D. Neill spent Wednesday in The
Dalles attending a meeting of coun
ty officials ' in ' the mid-Columbia
district. Road business and other
matters claiming the attention of
the courts were under discussion.
Camp Heppner, CCC, provided en
tertainment for the Lions club at
the weekly luncheon Monday in the
form of a hillbilly orchestra. It might
better be said it was a trio, for that
was what it was, and the instrumen
tation included an accordion or
"push fiddle," a guitar and a "bull
fiddle" for want of a better name.
The last named instrument was a
home made affair having as a base
a small bass drum with the head
removed and head and neck of gi
raffe specifications upon which were
strung three strings such as are
used on a double bass. Such tunes
as "She'll be Comin' Round the
Mountain When She Comes" and
the "Prisoners' Song" enlivened the
meeting and brought hearty ap
plause to the performers.
Having cleaned up the slate of
civic activities quite generally there
was little business to come before
the meeting and the Lions "roared"
several songs under the leadership
of Gilbert Dickson, with Miss Mar
jorie Parker at the piano.
President Frank Turner added to
the entertainment with a resume
of his recent visit to the San Fran
cisco fair. His talk was laudatory
throughout, even to the fact that
the San Franciscans had built an
island upon which to hold the fair,
but he couldn't understand why
they would have to build a site when
there is so much land going to
waste here and elsewhere.
Right or Wrong,
Newspaper folk are constantly
dinning on the subject of adver
tising and, may it be said without
an inclination toward boasting,
have succeeded in convincing a
. generous share'of the public of the
value of the printed word in
salesmanship. Occasionally evi
dence is produced by the pur
chaser of advertising and it is this
kind of argument that is present
An error in a want ad placed
in the Gazette Times by S. C. Sal
ter of lone brought numerous in
quiries for a breed, of chickens
which the Salter hatchery does
not carry. In this case the ad
vertiser was not a little embar
rassed as he was unaware that he
had advertised Hampshire Reds
for sale. Several people drove some
distance to the Salter place to
purchase the "Reds" only to learn,
that there was an error in the ad
vertisement. This paper apologizes to Mr.
Salter and to those who drove
some distance on a fruitless er
rand and at the same time wishes
to point a moral that error or no
error, advertising in the Gazette
Times is read by a large class of
thrifty subscribers. It you want
to prove this to your own satis
faction, try these columns the next
time you have something for sale.
Of Local Church
Rev. E. D. Greeley, pastor of the
Pentecostal church, will conclude his
work in Heppner at the evening ser
vice next Sunday. With his family
he will go to Puyallup, Wash., for a
vacation of a few weeks. He will
look over several openings before
making a decision on his future lo
cation. Rev. Clifford Noble of Elkton has
accepted the call to the local church.
STAR TO MEET
Ruth chapter No. 32, O. E. S., will
meet Friday evening, June 23, at
which time reports on the recent
grand lodge session will be given.
A social hour will follow. This will
be the last meeting before the sum
mer vacation period.
Mrs. Daisy Shively was a week
end guest at the home of her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Becket, in Wallowa.
Oregon, Thursday, June
Only 62 Voters
For Clerk, Director .
Electors of School District No. 1,
Heppner, failed to show much en
thusiasm over the annual election
Monday afternoon with the result
that a light vote was cast. It might
have been heavier had several who
arrived too late to vote been on
time. As it was 62 votes were cast for
clerk and one director.
The race for clerk was spirited
and decidedly close, Mrs. A. M.
Baldwin receiving 32 votes to win
the post over Mrs. Sadie Parrish,
who was accorded a total of 30. Mrs.
Baldwin succeeds Mrs. Muriel
Vaughn who was not a candidate as
she will leave soon for The Dalles to
make her home.
C. W. Barlow was elected direct-.
or by a vote of 43 while G. A. Bleak
man received 19. Barlow served the
unexpired term of J. J. Wightman,
resigned, and his service seemed to
meet with the approval of the elec
torate. Other members of the board
are C. N. Jones and Spencer Craw
ford. A decided majority of the voters
favored the school budget, the count
showing 31 in favor and five against.
Total estimated expenses for the
year amount to $38,968.50. Total re
ceipts, not including proposed tax,
$17,000, leaving a balance to be
raised by district tax of $21,968.50.
The district's, total indebtedness,
bonded and warrant, is $37,600.
Returns on other school elections
in the county reaching the county
superintendent's office early Tues
day were incomplete. Lexington re
elected Adolph Majeske director
and Mrs. Ruth Lasich clerk. Pine
City reported the election of Mar
ion Finch director for three years
and Mrs. Fay Finch clerk. The ques
tion of discontinuing the high school
at Pine City was settled at the elec
tion and the small student body of
some eight members will go else
where the ensuing year. It was also
decided to cut the grade teaching
force to one. There are five grades
represented in this school.
District No. 29, Rocky Bluff,
elected Mrs. Adina Peterson direct
or and Henry Peterson clerk.
District No. 14, lone, elected W.
H. Zinter director for three years
and J. O. Kincaid was retained as
District No. 9 elected Neil Doher
ty director for a three -year term
and Mrs. Leo Gorger clerk.
District No. 15, William H. Pad
berg, director for three years; Wil
liam F, Edmondson clerk.
District No. 25, Boardman, Wal
ter Lay, director, Mrs. Flossie Coats,
District No. 24, Phil Higgins, di
rector, Charlie Hirl, clerk.
District No. 4, Charles MoElligott,
director, E. W. Christopherson,
District No. 27, AlpineDan Lind
say, director, Mrs. Dan Lindsay,
District No. 41, John Kenny, di
rector, John Graus, clerk.
District No. 34, R. I. Thompson, di
rector, L. A. Florence, clerk.
MAKES FLYING TRIP
Harold Cohn drove to Pendleton
Tuesday evening where he took a
plane for St. Paul. He will spend
several days in that city and at
points in Iowa looking after busi
ness matters, expecting to be gone
about a week.
The Frank Fraters family returned
home last Thursday from a month's
sojourn in San Francisco and vi
cinity. They visited relatives and
took in the exposition.
Heppner Ladies on
Misses Leta Humphreys and Rose
Leibbrand left Heppner Wednes
day evening of last week on a va
cation trip that will last five weeks
and take them across continental
United States and into eastern Can
ada. The journey was made via Salt
Lake and St. Louis to Detroit, where
they will pick up a new car and then
proceed to Washington, D. C, and
New York. In New York they ex
pect to get a glimpse of Grover Wha-
len's show and then on June 29 they
will attend the wedding of Miss
Humphreys' brother, Roland.
Leaving New York the travelers
plan to visit the New England states
and cross the border into eastern
Canada, seeing as much of that
country as possible before heading
west for Oregon and home.
Miss Evelyn Humphreys, whose
home is in San Francisco, expected
to join her sister and companion to
attend Roland Humphreys' wedding.
She was unable to obtain long
enough leave to enable her to join
her sister on the tour.
Holding Fire School
Tollgate, on top of the Blue moun
tains, is the setting for the annual
fire training school conducted by the
Umatilla national forest. To that
point all of the field-going force of
the district, both year-long and
short term, converged yesterday for
the beginning of the intensive course
which lasts for four days.
The schedule of classes includes
training in map reading, communi
cation, receiving and preparing re
ports on fires, locating fires, fire
suppression, fire dispatching, weath
er observing and the rating of daily
fire danger, proper conduct and per
sonal appearance, the giving of in
formation to the public, law enforce
ment and fire detection.
Assistant Ranger Parker of Hepp
ner was scheduled to show his mov
ing pictures of wildlife which are
rated as unusually good.
Picnic, Farm Tour
A county-wide picnic and farm
tour will start at the CCC camp at
10:30 a. m. Sunday, June 25.
The Rhea Creek Winners and the
Heppner Challengers will clash in a
softball game at 10.30 to start the
day's program. The ball game will
be followed by a picnic lunch served
cafeteria style at 12:30, after which
there will be a short program be
fore starting the farm tour.
The tour will extend from Hepp
ner to lone and will give those at
tending an opportunity of observing
erosion control work, comparing
trashy fallow with clean fallow and
weed control work.
The program and tour are being
sponsored by the Lena, Willows,
Lexington and Rhea Creek granges
in cooperation with the Soil Con
servation service and the Exten
SMETIIURST HEADS LEGION
Wm. Smethurst was elevated to
the post of commander of Heppner
Post 87, American Legion, at the
election held Monday evening. Oth
er officers elected include Albert
Schunk, vice-commander; Loyal R.
Parker, adjutant-finance officer; C.
J. D. Bauman, sergeant-at-arms;
Wm. Smethurst and C. A. Macomber,
delegates to the state convention in
Salem, and Loyal Parker and Spen
cer Crawford, alternate delegates.
A feature of Monday evening's
meeting was a visitation from six
members of the Pendleton post:
Hugh Bowman, Arnold Minnis, Shel
ba Jennings, Bern Mohl, Oscar
Schultz and Bob Sheehan.
C. G. Norris, former resident of
Heppner when he was connected
with federal road projects in the ca
pacity of engineer, was a caller in
town Monday evening.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
By Car Gunman
Seattle Bandit Fires
When Overtaken By
Oregon State Patrolman Willard
Tubbs is dead and Lee Collins, alias
Lars Theodore, lies critically wound
ed in a hospital at The Dalles fol
lowing a gun battle two miles east
of Arlington late Wednesday after
noon. Tubbs was shot and instantly
killed by Collins, reputed to be a
Seattle bad man. Marshal Web Tur
ner of Arlington, who accompanied
Officer Tubbs, shot the bandit af
ter being pushed from Collins' car,
following an unsuccesful attempt
to disarm the man.
Turner said he stopped the man
west of Arlington when he thought
he recognized the automobile license
number as one listed for "hold" in
a Seattle police bulletin. He said
the man drew a revolver and pushed
him from the running board of the
Turner summoned Tubbs and they
caught up with the car two miles
east of Arlington, but when they
flagged the driver down he opened
fire. Tubbs emptied his gun at the
assailant, but none of the shot3 took
effect. Turner said he leaped into
the car and wrestled for the gun
when one of the shots felled Tubbs.
Collins threw the marshal from the
car and Turner then drew his re
volver and shot the assailant.
Tubbs was dead on arrival at
Arlington, but Dr. J. V. Wilhelm
said the assailant had a. 50-50 chance
to live. Collins was later moved to
The Dalles by ambulance where
officials are awaiting an oportunity
to talk to him.
Officer Tubbs was well known
in Heppner, where he made frequent
calls in pursuit of his duties. It hap
pened that his death occurred on
his day off. He was not on duty
when Marshal Turner summoned
him from his home.
A wife and year-old baby survive
the slain man. He had been sta
tioned at Arlington about four years,
and had been a member of the
state police since its inception in
Default in payment of alimony
led to the awarding of a judgment
against Frank Merritt when Elsie
Merritt, his former wife, sued for
the unpaid balance. Payments were
in default since 1932, although the
defendant had made partial pay
ments from time to time.
Katherine Brown Rake was grant
ed a divorce and custody of a minor
child when Judge C. L. Sweek heard
the case in circuit court here last
week. The Rakes are residents of
The grand jury closed its session
without returning any true bills.
KNOW YOUR GREENBACKS
Possibility that there might be a
series of bogus one dollar bills in
circulation in Heppner was seen
the first of the week when one of
that denomination was accepted at
the Burkenbine market and passed
on at the Heppner depot where it
was held for inspection by Agent
Chester Darbee. The bill was taken
to the First National bank where
it was found to be irregular. There
is no thought that the bill was
passed intentionally, but rather that
it had been worked into general
circulation elsewhere and found its
way into local channels.
Mrs. Burl Coxen was sufficiently
recovered from a critical illness to
be removed from Heppner hospital
to her home Sunday.