Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, July 20, 1939, Page Page Eight, Image 8

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Opening of New
Swimming Pool Off
As Pipeline Breaks
Water for Tank Ex
pected at Week End;
Permit Irrigation
Heppner was denied scheduled
enjoyment of its new swimming pool
when a break in the city's lead pipe
line Friday night left no water with
which to fill the tank for Saturday's
slated opening.
Sparing use of water for irriga
tion was permitted yesterday, and
it was expected water for the swim
ming tank would be available some
time this week end.
The break happened in the con
crete pipe on the L. A. Florence
ranch six miles above town, and as
first efforts at repair were frustrated
Saturday when patching blew out,
the city forgot about the swimming
tank as a three -day drouth left no
water for irrigation and in places
little for household requirements.
It was necessary to shut off the
main reservoir in which the water
had dropped to 75,000 gallons to have
a reserve in case of fire, and to stop
irrigation. Connection was made with
the county's courthouse system to
provide only water present in the
mains in town. The county water
was insufficient to fill the city sys
tem throughout and when people at
lower elevations were using the wa
ter, those on higher levels were left
without. At night when those below
were not using water, it would rise
to higher elevations, but those on
the uppermost levels had no water
from the system at any time, being
forced to carry it from wherever it
could be found.
The break was shown to have been
caused by an old crack in one length
of pipe, from which a large section
was lifted out of the top. The broken
length was removed and a new one
put in place, and the connections at
first made with tin and concrete col
lars. When the water was turned on
Saturday evening these collars failed
to hold, and it had to be shut off
again. Sunday, repairs were started
again after the pipe had been
drained. New heavy tin collars were
made and bolted on over rubber
gaskets, and a heavy block of con
crete built entirely around the con
nections. It was in place by 6 o'clock
that evening, but had to set before
pressure could be applied.
Water from the siphon was turned
through at midnight Monday, and
Tuesday morning all residences had
water though it was not until Tues
day night that pressure had been
built up sufficiently to start filling
the reservoir,
The break occurred at the point
of highest pressure on the line, as
pressure is built up here to take the
water over a 35-foot rise just ahead,
The point has been the source of
trouble for the water department
for several years.
Special iron collars and quick
setting cement were immediately or
dered by the city to meet another
such emergency,
During the shut-down only one
fire call was answered. A grass fire
of undetermined origin at the Pap
inau place in the lower end of town
Sunday morning gave some concern
and was subdued with use of boost
er tank without turning in a general
At Heppner
Timberfall in Storm
Makes Much Work
The heavy wind storm that swept
Morrow county last week left more
fallen timber across mountain roads
than usually prevails after a hard
winter, reports F. F. Wehmeyer, lo
cal ranger. .
Clearing of fallen timber from
roads and repairing telephone lines
threw much additional work on the
local force, but was rushed so that
most of the roads and lines are now
usable. Fortunately, a good fall of
rain accompanied the storm, pre
venting fires starting from lightning
that struck in many places, Weh
meyer said.
Martin B. Clark, Pastor
9::45 Bible School
11:00 ...... Communion and Preaching
7:00 Christian Endeavor
8:00 Evening Church Service
7:30 P. M. Wednesday
Choir Practice
7:3:0 P. M. Thursday
Prayer Meeting
REV. R. C. YOUNG. Pastor
Sunday: Bible School 9:45 A. M.
Worship Service 11 :00 A. M.
Eoworth Leasrue 7 :00 P. M.
Evening Worship 8:00 P. M
Tuesday : Boys' Club 7 :00 P.' M,
2nd Tuesday. Missionary Meet
ing 2:30 P. M.
Wednesday: Choir Practice . 7:80 P. M.
1st Wednesday, Ladies Aid Business
and Social MeetinK 2:30 P. M,
All other Wednesdays : Sewing Group
Thursday: Prayer Meeting 7:30 P. M.
Newsy News Views
The water main's breaking cost
the city a nice piece of money...
in addition to cost of repairs, the
lack of water meant no turn-over of
the meters and those little meters
have to click before the city water
department can collect money. Amid
the three-day discomfort, especially
inconvenience, of an insufficient wa
ter supply, a man from Spray who
said he had worked on all types of
construction jobs told Mark Merrill
that if the men repairing the broken
water main mixed plain baking soda
with he cement, the latter would set
in a very short time and the water
could be turned on shortly . . . this
man also told Merrill that by mixing
enough soda with concrete, the con
crete would harden so quickly that
mixing it would be almost impos
sible . . . local water department of
ficials weren't sure of the soda idea
and since they hardly felt like ex
perimenting in such a crisis, the
soda was not used.
Nearer and nearer come the dates,
August 24, 25 and 26, of the Heppner
Rodeo , . . this show started from
nothing more than a county fair
some 24 years ago . . . now is a first
class replica of the old western
round-ups . . . several thousand peo
ple visit Heppner during the show
and past records show that those
people are a spending group...
they come expecting to spend mon
ey... that's where the merchants
of Heppner profit ... a show such as
HerDner has means more than
many of the merchants realize
other towns fight and tangle to act
as hosts for conventions . . . business
groups offer the best and most they
have in order to persuade certain
groups to hold their meetings in
their cities... it means money to
them, just the same as the Heppner
Rodeo means thousands of dollars
to Heppner.
J. S. Risley of Saxton, Looney and
Risley, contractors building the road
from Heppner to Frank Parker's
ranch on Heppner flat, played cen
ter on the 1916 University of Ore
gon Rose Bowl team, captained by
Heppner's Johnny Becket ... Risley
says the construction work on the
road will be completed about the
middle of September.
Forthcoming Main street renova
tions include elevating of pavement
next to curb and painting of parking
strips and safety lanes. Another
"number please" girl will probably
be added to the group of present
operators at the local telephone ex
change . . . it'll mean a steady job for
some girl.
At 5:30 Tuesday morning Orve
Rasmus, city watermaster, was about
the streets producing the loudest
whistle, fastest walk, and biggest
smile seen in Heppner in some time
. . . the water was on and Orve could
now get some sleep, something he
hadn't had for two days ... Nelson
"Bart" Bartholomew, hotel night
clerk, didn't even have to' ask Orve
when he saw him early Tuesday if
the water was on . . . Bart could tell
just by watching Orve that the water
pipes were back to normal.
Bud Lundell, hot saxophonist for
merly with Jack Merrill e orchestra
is now playing with the Kanouse
orchestra of Fossil.
Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon
Common Objectives
Of Lions, CCC Told
At Camp Dinner
Thursday, July 20, 1939
Service Club In
stallation Held;
Program Enjoyed
Common objectives of the Lions
and CCC were told by M. L. Case,
newly-installed Lions president, at
a joint meeting Monday evening
when Lions were guests of Camp
Heppner at a bountiful dinner. Com
mon ground for fellowship was
pointed out by Case as each organi
zation attempts to improve its mem
bers mentally, socially, morally and
spiritually while giving service for
the public betterment.
With Spencer Crawford as install
ing officer and C. J. D. Bauman as
sisting as marshal, the newly-elected
officers were seated at the meet
ing. Other officers assuming duties
for the new year were B. C. Pinck
ney, W. C. Rosewall and Tom Wells,
first, second and third vice-presidents;
Lee Howell, secretary; F. W.
Turner, past president and ex-officio
member of the board of directors;
Marius P. Hanford, Lion tamer; Geo.
Howard, tailtwister; Dr. A. D. Mc
Murdo and Ray P. Kinne, directors.
As master of ceremonies, Lieu
tenant Hanford, camp commandant,
extended greetings to fellow Lions
and presented entertainment by
camp members. Opening and clos
ing numbers were given by the swing
trio, Maurice Johnson, trumpet, and
Al Hewitt, drums, accompanied at
the piano by Miss Marjorie Parker.
Charles Gant sang two solos, 'Be
cause and wisning, accompan
ied at piano by Howard Spang. Spang
also played a piano solo. Violin solo
by Johnson and harmonica solo by
Hewitt were warmly received.
What they thought of camp life
and their treatment by people of the
community was told by Farrell West,
leader and one-year camp member,
and by Jack Looney, a rookie of six
months residence here. Both boys
paid tribute to camp accomplish
ments, its leadership, and peresonal
benefits obtained; had little to say of
relationships with community.
F. W. Turner, retiring Lions pres
ident, thanked the camp for the as
sistance it has given the community,
including help at the present time
with new fences and barns at the
Rodeo grounds.
"Bob" Turner to East
For Fraternity Meet
Robert V. "Bob" Turner, native
Heppner son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Turner now of Portland, has been
elected by Whitman chapter, Beta
Theta Phi, college social fraternity,
as delegate to the national conven
tion to be held at Columbus, Ohio,
starting August 1. The convention
marks the 100th anniversary of the
fraternity. He is being accompanied
on the trip by Mrs. Turner.
Also attending from Oregon is Stan
Church, KOIN announcer, from
Portland. A luncheon in Portland has
been slated for July 28, honoring
Wm. O. Douglas, supreme court jus
tice, a Beta from Whitman.
E. Harvey Miller returned home
Saturday from St. Louis where he
attended the national Elks conven
tion as official delegate of Heppner
lodge 358, in his capacity as exalted
During the recent break in the
city's water pipe line the city used
all available means and worked a
force of men day and night in order
to restore the normal flow of water.
Notice was . delivered asking the
residents to co-operate by ceasing
to use the water for irrigation until
the pipe line was repaired and the
reservoir filled. Most of the resi
dents showed the courtesy to com
ply with the request, however a few
through selfish motive and lack of
respect for others continued to irri
gate in violation of the city ordin
ance, notwithstanding the fact they
were requested not to do so and in
doing si inconvenienced others and
endangered property for lack of fire
It is hoped that hereafter when
notice is given not to irrigate be
cause of a scarcity of water every
one will comply. The ordinance pro
vides for a fine not to exceed $50.00
for its violation and hereafter the
ordinance will be strictly enforced
against all those who persist in ita
City-Water Commission.
Bob Reid this week resumed his
garbage disposal service that was
discontinued after three-months op
eration in the spring. He is making
a monthly charge for hauling away
tin cans and other household resi
due, making available a service that
is welcomed by many homes and
business houses of the town.
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A. Q. Thomson
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Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hayes received
announcement this week of the
birth of Janice Lee to their son and
daushter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hayes, July 15, at Corval
The local Union Missionary so
ciety will meet at the Methodist
church the afternoon of July 28 at
W. Vawter Parker was a business
visitor in Portland the first of the
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