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    Thursday, July 20, 1939
Page Four
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Gazette Times
Established March 30, 1883;
Established November 18, 1897;
Published every Thursday morning by
and entered at the Post Office at Hepp
ner, Oregon, as second-class matter.
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Official Paper for Morrow Connty
The Water '
Comes Again
DREAK in the city's main pipeline
last week end was a serious mat
ter to at least one small boy carry
ing a swim suit, seen going up Main
street for the swimming tank open
ing. As efforts to repair the break
were frustrated over a three-day
period, it became more serious to the
city generally which lay without
adequate fire protection. house
holders it was a constant irritation
as lawns and flowers were seen to
suffer for lack of water and people
on the higher levels had to go for
age for the precious liquid to meet
most urgent household needs.
Everyone gave a sigh of relief
when hydrants were found to run
again in all parts of town Tuesday
Watermaster and council have
long recognized the need for realign
ment and replacement of the pipe
line where the trouble developed. A
back-pressure created by a 35-foot
rise in the line just ahead of the
latest break has caused trouble many
times before. The necessity of doing
something permanent about it had
been discussed at council meetings
over a several-year period.
The latest disturbance, while free
from major catastrophe, but em
phasizes the need for replacement
of line at this point. The few hun
dred dollars in cost would be a small
premium to pay on insurance against
the cost of a major fire should such
occur at a time when the line is out
of order.
It was unfortunate that the break
happened just in time to . prevent
the scheduled opening of the new
swimming tank. Many people were
disappointed, though Saturday's cool
weather was not most conductive to
a great number taking advantage of
the free swims offered that day. In
that all the work needed to be done
before the opening was not com
pleted, forestalling of opening gave
the management a "break." Oppor
tunity was given to finish everything
needed to be done before the pool
was put into use.
That the pipeline break came from
natural causes, and that the water-
master and council did everything in
their power to get the water going as
soon as possible may be assured.
Rumors of conspiracy to avert open
ing of the new swimming tank were
pure fiction of minds perturbed by
stringency of the occasion.
To meet another such emergency,
the water department has better
equipped itself with couplings and
quick-setting cement. Another time
the problems encountered will be
overcome more quickly.
In the meantime, it must be taken
into consideration that demand for
funds for other purposes left no
room in this year's budget for per
manently remedying the line's de
fects. Before our people can expect
smooth operation at all times they
must lend a sympathetic ear to pro
posals for making the permanent
Before harvest, Fred Mankin
would have been satisfied with a
10-bushel average, according to pros
pects. In the city Saturday, he re
ported harvest half completed with
a ( surprising yield that now prom
ises a 15-bushel average. Some of
his Turkey Red has been excep'
tionally fine quality, Mr. Mankin
said, weighing in at 64 pounds to the
Lexington Grange
Heppner's new swimming tank
which, if fate be willing, will be
filled and opened to the public
sometime this week end, incorpor
ates the most modern features in
natatorium accommodations. These
were decided upon by Dr. L. D.
Tibbies and his committee after
much study of tank plans from all
over the country.
A hundred feet long and 40 feet
wide, and varying in depth from 3
to 9 feet, the tank will permit as
many as 200 people to swim at one
time. As the water capacity is 175,
000 gallons, each of the 200 persons
would have 875 gallons of water to
himself, if all were in the water at
once, while if all were on the sur
face at one time, each would have
20 square feet of surface space.
The tank throughout is of heavy
reinforced concrete construction. In
side walls are painted a gleaming
white, with markers prominently
showing water's depth at varying
depths. Ladders are placed at each
corner to assist swimmers to and
from the water.
Scum trough encircles the pool
about a foot above the water level,
in which water runs continuously,
and provides a ledge to which the
swimmers may hold. There are no
One diving tower is provided, and
the highest point above the water
will be ten feet. This is the great
est height recommended for public
pool operation to guarantee safety,
says Harold Buhman, pool manager.
Springboard of lower height is in
Concrete runway, with tank rim
extending six inches above to pre
vent water draining into the pool.
goes around the tank. This widens
into a broad, deep, concrete-sur
faced area at the southeast corner
to provide bleached accommodations
for swimmers and spectators.
The pool, runways and spectator
space is entirely enclosed by a heavy
wire net fence stretched on iron
posts set in concrete, and the ad
ministration building, walls of which
facing the pool are concrete. No
entrance to the pool enclosure is
provided except through this build
ing. The old concrete powerhouse
building was renovated to make the
administration building which was
enlarged by tearing out the south
wall and part of the east end wall
and making wooden extension with
high, trussed roof. A new concrete
floor was laid throughout, and dress
ing rooms, showers and toilet rooms
were cut off with plyboard par
titions. A large space is provided where
it is expected to install ring and
bleacher seats for holding smokers
in season when tank is not in use.
At present this space holds remov
able partitions that cut off facilities
of men's and ladies' quarters at
either end.
The administration building is en
tered through a double door at the
south side. On entering, a large lob'
Rhea Creek Grange
by is presented across which, on the
tank side, is a large counter. Those
wishing to swim pay admission or
have tickets checked by the attend
ant behind the counter, 'who gives
each swimmer a basket for his per
sonal effects.
With basket the swimmer goes to
the quarters appropriately marked.
An open doorway, with wooden blind
just beyond, leads into dressing room
at either end, off of which opens
shower and toilet rooms. On don
ning swim suit, the swimmer enters
entrance marked "check room"
which leads through a passage to
the counter at either end. Returning
through dressing room, and after
required shower is taken, another
opening market "pool entrance" is
taken. This leads through a passage
way to an opening out of the build
ing into the pool enclosure, with a
large footbath just in front of the
opening at either end through which
each swimmer must wade to reach
the pool enclosure.
Returning from the pool enclo
sure after the swim, the swimmer
gets his basket at the checking
counter, dresses and leaves the build
ing through the single exit, which is
also the only entrance, to and from
the outside world.
The marriage of Miss Evelyn Creth
Craber and Darrel Preston Harris,
Hardman young people, was an event
of July 8 in this city. Martin B.
Clark, Christian minister, officiated.
License was issued the young peo
ple at the clerk's office the same day,
being the third locally issued license
for the year to date.
O Ten Years Ago
(Gazette Times, July 18, 1929)
O. F. Tate, secretary state mer
chants' association, and H. T. Vance,
OSC school of commerce, conduct
local merchants' school.
Most of- old wheat sold here as
local market reaches $1.15.
Gordon Ridings, manager of swim
ming pool, announces life-saving
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gen
try Monday, a 10-pound son.
Klink and Taylor shipped 14 car
loads of C. W. McNamer and R. A.
Thompson fat lambs yesterday to
South Omaha.
Chris Brown brings first new
wheat to Heppner.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Kil
kenny, July 13, a daughter.
Several tliousand bushels of
wheat sold at lone. . . . L. Bergevin
contracts carload at $1.11.
Phelps Funeral Home
Ambulance Service
Trained Lady Assistant
' "
Willows Grange
Introducing Members
of the Royal Court
' Miss Kathryn Thompson, 16, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Thompson of Balm Fork. Kathryn
finished her second year of high
school this spring. She has estab
lished herself as an accomplished
horsewoman by her long years of
riding on her father's ranch. She is
the second of her family to reign
in the Rodeo's royal court as her
sister, Mrs. Luke Bibby, nee Reita
Neel, was queen of the eighth Ro
deo. Dorothy Howell, 16, is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Howell of
Heppner. Formerly a student in
the lone schools, Dorothy has at
tended the local schools for the last
two years and next year will be a
member of the senior class. She is
also rated an excellent rider.
Constance Instone, 16, is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Instone of Lena. Constance, who
traveled by bus from her home to
school in Heppner, will start her
second year in high school this fall.
Living on a ranch all her life, she
is now an outstanding rider.
Dorothy Brady, 18, is the daugh
ter of Mrs. Ralph Ledbetter of lone.
Born in Bickleton, Wash., Dorothy
moved to lone when quite young
and has attended both grade and
high school there. A senior in school
next fall, Dorothy is very popular
among the younger set in lone. She
has ample experience as a horsewo
man to rank as one of the best rid
ers in the royal court.
Timberland Owners
Told of Liability
Some timberland owners seem
not to be aware of liability they as
sume when land is cut over, says
F. F. Wehmeyer, local ranger, who
says that the tax for fire protection
increases according to the hazard
Under normal hazard, the tax is
a cent and a half an acre, says
Wehmeyer, but the amount is sub
ject to increase where the hazard
increases. Debris from cutting off
timber makes fire hazard greater,
and subjects the land to larger tax.
Tax is assessed over a five-year
period, based on debris accumula
tion. Therefore, it is to the interest
of land-owners to see that debris
from timber cutting is kept cleaned
Anderson Farm
Prepares for Bulking
Preparations are being made on
the Hilma M. Anderson farm in
Eight Mile to handle the new wheat
crop in bulk with storage on the
farm. Harvest is expected to start
there in a few days.
T. Babb, Heppner contractor, is
building the large wooden storage
bin to hold the wheat. Chain bucket
elevator will take the wheat from
the truck into the bin and when
shipping time comes the truck will
be loaded from a spout.
G. T. Want Ads bring resu)rs.
Lena Grange
Past Rodeo Queens
1922 Marjorie Clark
1923 Eva Padberg
1924 Alice Rietmann
1925 Mae Kilkenny
1926 Eva Wilcox
1927 Katherine Bisbee
1928 Enez Hayes
1929 Reita Neel
1930 Arleta Farrens
1931 Margaret Becket
1932 Mae Gentry
1933 Dorothy Doherty
1934 Dimple Crabtree
1935 Ilene Kenny
1936 Genevieve Hanna
1937 Betty Bergevin
1938 Maxine McCurdy
1939 ?????
4-H Clubbers Enjoy
Baker, Union Tour
Eight Morrow county 4-H club
members attended the eastern Ore
gon livestock and crops club tour
held in Union and Baker counties
the past three days.
More than seventy-five club mem
bers and local leaders from the coun
ties east of the Cascade mountains
joined in this tour, beginning at the
Eastern Oregon Experiment station
where several classes of livestock
were judged and experimental crops
work observed.
The group camped Monday eve
ning at the experiment station and
Tuesday visited the Herbert Chan
dler Hereford farm at Baker and
Henry Sass' Jersey farm at Rich
land, and that evening camped at
the Halfway fair grounds. Wednes
day, the Albert- Milhorn Hereford
ranch at Halfway and the Cornu
copia gold mine were the important
The boys in attendance from Mor
row county included Clayton Wright
who is both 4-H club member and
the local leader of the Rhea Creek
Pig club; Bobby and Junior Wright
and Freddy Rugg, all of Rhea Creek;
Bobby Van Schoiack and Jack Ed
mondson of Heppner, and Herman
Ebsen and Gene Cutsforth of Lex
ington. This trip is an annual event and
is educational for livestock and crop
club members, according to C. D.
Conrad, county agent, who accom
panied the Morrow county group.
The boys were much interested in
the large gold mine at Cornucopia,
the last place visited. This mine is
the sixth largest gold mine in the
world, has more than 35 miles of
under-ground tunnel and an output
of more than $50,000 worth of con
centrated ore a month.
3 Sizes to Suit Everybody
Central Market
Ture Peterson, Mgr.
1 urn boxes