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Thursday, July 20, 1939
Work Resumed on
Lex Water System
By MARGARET SCOTT
Miss Dona Barnett and Tom Bar
nett drove to Arlington this week
to meet C. C. Hockley who is the
main engineer for the local water
works and discussed plans for the
work on the water system. L. R.
Stockman and son of Baker were
here observing the work this week,
and A. A. Durand of Walla Walla
was here with his electric water
pump for a new well test. The pow
er and light company of Heppner
was erecting light poles to the well
site this week and it is expected
that work will be resumed in the
Norma McRoberts is employed at
the Harvey Bauman ranch.
Guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Bauman this week were
Mrs. Bauman's mother, Mrs. Harry
Cool of Carlton, Wash.," and Mrs.
Bauman's brother and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Delbert Cool, Delbert, Jr.,
and, Ardeen of Shelley, Mont.
Alfred T. Owsley of Arlington was
a business visitor in town Tuesday.
A. M. Edwards and Orville Haigh
have gone to Laurier, Wash., where
they will drill a well for the gov
ernment at the customs house.
Claude Way spent last week work
ing at the E. M. Baker ranch near
, Mr. and Mrs. Eldee Vinson were
visiting Wednesday at the home of
Mrs. Vinson's parents, Mr. and Mrs,
Oris Padberg. They have returned
to Redmond to spend the summer.
Rae Cowins of Heppner is visiting
with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Official word was received by the
school board Wednesday that Ira M.
Dueltgen has resigned the position
of teacher for the seventh and eighth
grades in the local school for the
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Castle are
the parents of a son born Thursday
at the Corda Saling home in Hepp'
Bill Keams of Portland spent seV'
eral days last week visiting in this
Lot Johnson has returned to Spo
kane after visiting with his sister,
Mrs. Emma Cox returned home
Thursday after a visit with her
daughter in Medford.
Mrs. Russell Wright returned Fri
day after spending several weeks
visiting with relatives in Spokane
Clarence Carmichael motored to
Monument Friday after Mrs. Car
michael who has been visiting their
with her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones and Mr,
and Mrs. Wilbur Steagall motored to
Island City Saturday, taking Arleen
Lovelace to her home there. They
visited Saturday night and Sunday
in Union and were accompanied
home by Raymond and Durward
Lovelace of La Grande who will
visit at the Jones home here.
Marvin Cox has purchased a new
motorcycle and is selling berries
from the valley.
Wanda Pomeroy is visiting at the
homes of Louise Hunt and Colleen
McMillan this week.
Keith Taylor of Heppner was a
dinner guest at the Lon Edwards
home Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan and
family and Mrs. Elmer Pomeroy and
daughter were dinner guests at the
A. F. Majeske home Sunday.
Mrs. Oleta Wardwell of Rhea
creek motored to the Archie Pad'
berg home this week to get her
daughters, Gloria and Janelle.
Mr. and Mrs. Reese Burkenbine
and son Forrie of Heppner were vis
iting in town Thursday evening.
Mrs. Lorraine Kramer and daugh
ters returned to their Ritzville home
Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Eber Hanks were Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Rains and family of Orville, Cal.
Marvin Brannon of Hardman was
a caller at the Robert Burnside home
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker of
Heppner Flat were callers in town
Ed Cummings motored to Pendle
ton one day this week.
Word has been received of the
birth of a daughter Saturday morn
ing in Corvallis to Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hayes. Mrs. Hayes is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl War
ner of this city.
Grant Henderson spent the week
end here from his Stanfield home.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Whillock and
daughters attended a family reunion
picnic at Spray Sunday.
Guests at the Charles Breshears
home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs.
Hynd of Sand Hollow.
Mrs. Archie Padberg had the mis
fortune to break her wrist while
skating in the local hall Saturday
Mrs. Elmer Palmer and son were
guests at the Lawrence Palmer home
over the week end.
S. G. McMillan has been con
fined to his home by illness for the
past several days.
The H. E. C. meeting was held at
the home of Laura Scott Thursday.
Those present besides the hostess
were Melissa Stonebraker, Frances
McMillan, Trina Parker, Nellie Pal
mer, Cecil and Carol Jackson, Lilian
Turner, and Laura Rice. The after
noon was spent in sewing and Mrs.
Turner gave a talk on her trip to the
San Francisco fair which was en
joyed by all. Refreshments of cook
ies and punch were served.
Delpha Jones, assisted by Doris
Scott, was hostess to a double party
Friday in honor of Arleen Lovelace,
who was leaving, and Anetta Calvin,
who celebrated her fifteenth birth'
day. Those present besides the host'
ess and honoree were Colleen Me
Millan, Louise Hunt, Wanda Pom
eroy, Gerry Cutler Marcella Jack
son, Earla Jean Underwood, Edwina
Breshears, Aileen Scott and Melba
Burnside. Anetta received many nice
birthday gifts. The afternoon was
spent in playing Chinese checkers
and refreshments of pineapple salad
and punch were served.
Nick Foler First to
By MRS. CLAUD COATS
Harry Holden arrived from Ari
zona last week to be on deck for the
watermelon picking. Nick Faler is
the first of the Boardman growers
to have melons on the market.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Howell enter'
tained Mr. and Mrs. Will Shull of
Yuba City, Cal., Friday of last week,
Mr. and Mrs. Shull were formerly
of Boardman. They called on other
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Avery of Glen
dale, Cal., visited at the Clyde Tan
nehill home last week, going on to
their home Monday. Mr. Avery and
Mr. Tannehill are old friends, hav
ing been employed together in the
rural mail carrier department in
Friends are very glad to hear Mrs.
Jack Gorham is slightly improved.
Her condition is still serious.
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Messenger
and family spent the week end vis
iting on the project. They brought
Mrs. Nellie Sharpe, sister of Mr.
Messenger, home. She had spent
the past two weeks with them at
Mrs. Anna Jayne returned Friday
from Spokane where she spent two
weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Ber
tie Seiber. Mrs. Seiber came home
with her for an extended stay.
Mrs. Claud Coats was pleasantly
surprised Thursday evening by hav
ing Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Perry of
Portland call. Mrs. Coats and Mrs.
Perry were telephone operators to
gether in the Oregon City office sev
eral years ago.
Peter Farley and Essie Jones went
to Portland Saturday on business
and returned the same day.
Rev. Thomas and daughter Mary
etta were calling on the project Mon
day, Mr. Thomas going on to synod
at Corvallis and Maryette remain
ing here to visit friends. Mr. Thomas
was the community pastor here until
last fall when he took over the pas
torate at Halfway.' '
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Calvert of Se
attle and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ed
mondson of Livingston, Cal., were
callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Kunze. The ladies are sisters of Mr.
Alfred Turner of Morgan was call
ing on the project this week end.
Echo Coats arrived home Thursday
from Seattle where she had spent
Gazette Times, Heppner,
two weeks at the home of her aunt,
Mrs. Jay A. Cox, and family.
Mrs. Alta Talbott arrived in
Boardman to be with her mother,
Mrs. Ella Blayden, also at the bed
side of her sister, Mrs. J. F. Gor
ham. Mrs. Talbott lives at Weiser,
New AAA Rule to
Of Dryland Grass
A new soil building practice, that
of maintaining a vegetation cover
such as grass on cropland, is one of
the most important recommendations
agreed upon at the recent national
AAA conference in Washington, D.
C, according to Will Steen, state
chairman, and N. C. Donaldson, ex
ecutive officer, who represented Or
egon at the meeting.
This new practice is designed to
encourage longer rotation in dry
land farming and is expected to be
particularly valuable to eastern Or
egon farmers who have established
large acreages of crested wheat grass
on former wheat acreage.
Small farmers will also have a
better opportunity to participate this
next year, if recommendations are
adopted as expected, as these call
for setting a minimum soil building
allowance of $20 per farm.
State and local AAA committee
men, will have more responsibility
for the field administration of crop
insurance and loans, in line with
established AAA policy of decentral
izing administration of the program
The national conference was held
a month earlier this year than last
to give farmers in 1940 a better op.
port unity than ever to know well in
advance of the planting season what
the program has to offer them.
Recommendations adopted at the
national conference will be used for
drafting specific provisions of the
1940 program. In general, it will con
tinue on the same lines as the 1939
program. Changes recommended are
those which will simplify adminis
tration of the program, or make it
more effective from the standpoint
of soil conservation, say the Oregon
The conservation program provides
for establishment of national allot
ments for soil-depleting crops and
a national goal for soil-building
crops and practices, which will be
broken down to individual farms,
The national wheat allotment of 62,
000,000 acres for 1940 has already
New Headlight Law
Cited for Motorists
State laws regulating the use of
spotlights and auxiliary lamps on
automobiles in Oregon were amend
ed at the last session of the legis
lature and are now effective, Earl
Snell, secretary of state, said today
in reminding motorists that in the
interest of safety and courtesy full
compliance with these regulations
should be forthcoming.
Under the amended act motor
vehicles may carry only one spot
light while under the old law two
such lamps were allowed, Snell said.
The spotlight must be so adjusted
that, upon approaching another ve
hicle, no part of the high intensity
portion of the beam will be directed
to the left of the left side of the car
upon which it is mounted at a point
100 feet ahead of the car.
Three auxiliary driving lamps are
now permitted whereas only two
were allowed under the old law.
These lamps may be mounted on
the front of the vehicle at a height
of not less than 12 inches nor more
than 42 inches above the ground.
Under the old law they were not to
be mounted less than 18 inches above
"Common sense and good manners
dictate use of the headlights in such
a manner as not to blind the driver
of oncoming vehicles," Snell de
clared. "The driver who refuses to
dim his lights may cause an acci
dent which will snuff out the life of
someone in the oncoming car.
"The law permits the use of lights
of such intensity as to assure ade
quate vision when used in compli
ance with the act so there is no
legitimate excuse in not observing
The danger of glaring headlights
which impair drivers' vision tem
porarily is shown in accident figures
of the state, Snell says. During the
year 1938 eight persons were killed
and 128 injured in traffic accidents
in which the drivers were tempor
arily blinded by the headlights of an
oncoming vehicle. In the first five
months of 1939, two persons have
been killed and 32 injured in acci
dents of this type.
"When a driver is faced by the
full glare of powerufl headlights,
the pupils of his eyes contract rap
idly to reduce the amount of light
entering the eye," Snell explained.
"However, . the pupil opens much
more slowly than it closes with the
result that glaring lights leave the
driver's vision seriously impaired
after he has passed the car. In some
cases, scientists say, it takes a full
minute to recover normal vision af
ter facing glaring lights. In this case,
if the car were traveling 30 miles
an hour, it would proceed half a
mile before the driver's normal vis
"From these facts, it is obvious that
when the driver of a car going at
high speed is partially blinded by
glaring headlights, the danger of a
serious accident is great."
Sept. 1 Deadline
Washington, D. C, July 19 (Spec
ial to the Gazette Times) A last
minute effort by congress has ex
tended the time for making assess
ment work on mining claims. For
several years a moratorium has been
granted on assessment work, amount
ing to not less than $100 a year, un
til a moratorium became accepted
as a habit. This year, however, con'
gress decided to eliminate the mor
atorium and took the position that
if a claim holder wanted to retain
his claim he must do the assessment
It was so late when the congress
clamped down that little time re
mained before the July 1 deadline.
This situation was so precarious for
thousands of claims that congress
rushed through an act extending the
time for making the assessment
work until September 1, at noon.
That is now the deadline for per
forming the work that should have
been taken care of before noon on
IF0E2ST nnulBM BMI
THI LEADER IN OREGON IN FINANCING THE CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS OP TRADE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Feeding Wheat to
The Pacific Northwest produces
400,000 feeder lambs annually that
are shipped to the middle-west to
be fattened, according to extension
figures at Oregon State college. If
these lambs were fattened at home
on local wheat, 1,000,000 bushels of
the northwest's annual 40,000,000
bushel grain surplus could be util
ized. Other types of livestock could
use even more.
Since world wheat prices hav
dropped during late years as a re
sult of over-production, the Oregon
State college experiment station has
attempted to find other channels
through which Oregon wheat grow
ers can market their grain. When
properly handled, wheat has been
found to be just as good as corn, or
for that matter any other grain, for
A forthcoming bulletin, written
by E. L. Potter, chief of the divis
ion of agricultural economics, and
H. A. Lindgren, extension animal
husbandman at Oregon State col
lege, discusses the possibilities of
using wBeat as a livestock feed.
From the results shown in the pub
lication, wheat, as a fattener, can be
used advantageously in livestock
production in Oregon.
Each year Oregon feeder lambs are
shipped to the mid-west corn belt
for several weeks of intensive feed
ing before they are sent on to mar
kets. The experiments were aimed
at finding a way to .eliminate this
step in the route to market and def
initely favorable results have been
obtained with wheat in feeding pro-'
jects. , . '..
Thousands of cattle make the same
trip each year to the corn belt states;
for fattening, although wheat can
be used successfully to fatten cat-"
tie. The authors of the bulletin also '
have an eye on the probability of '
an increase in the swine population
in the state, since the far west is an
importing area from the mid-west
The bulletin is not yet off the press
but is expected to be ready for dis
tribution later this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Thomson, Jr.,
accompanied by Mrs. Daphna Simp
so nof Pilot Rock motored to Port