OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLIC A 'JO : TO I 'J- PORTIA'.:, ttttttB mmmt mmte & Volume 56, Number 32 Reservoir, Pipe Improvements for City, New Project To Seek.PWA Aid; Quarters Voted for PublicWelfareWork Heppner will apply for a new PWA project to renovate the old reservoir and extend the steel pipe in the lead line down Willow creek as far as possible. This was decided by city dads at a Monday evening's meeting as a result of a recent con ference with C. C. Hockley, former state PWA administrator. Decision upon an engineer to draw up the project was deferred. City sanction was also given at the meeting to use of part of the city hall building to provide quarters for the county public welfare com mission. Under the proposal of Jeff Jones, former mayor and member of the .commission, as okehed by the council, expense of improving space in the rear of the library on Gale street and building sidewalk to it would be stood by the commission and the city would receive $5 month rental for the space so used. Speaking for the firemen, Ralph Beamer who was re-elected chief of the volunteer firemen at their meet ing Friday evening, asked the coun cil to consider reorganization of the department to meet objections of the fire boys. It was left with the coun cil's fire and water committee to go further into the matter and report its recommendations at a later date. Announcement was made of the bond sale next Saturday evening at which $5000 in city refinancing bonds will be placed on the block. Second Rodeo Meet Set for Monday Fate of next year's Rodeo will be weighed in the balance next Monday evening at the Elks club when the second organization meeting is set to begin at 8 o'clock. Election of directors will be the main order of business under the call of Henry Aiken, president. Attendance of Heppner business men is especially urged for an ex pression of desires concerning next year's show. Peclaration of intent to retire by several directors was given at the first meeting two weeks ago, and election was delayed for two weeks to give opportunity for consideration before new officers were named. FORMER RESIDENT KILLED Friends in Heppner have received word of the death of Mrs. Emma H. (Cummings) Rice, Heppner resident for many years and one-time schoo. teacher here. Mrs. Rice was killed when accidentally struck by an au tomobile at Vancouver, Wash., last Friday, according to word from her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Powell who resides at Brush Prairie near Van couver. Funeral services were to have been held at Vancouver yes terday. Mrs. Rice was first married to Harry Cummings. They farmed near Heppner for several years be fore Mr. Cummings ran a market here and later established a nursery, Following Mr. Cummings' death, Mrs. Cummings was married to the late Daniel Rice, another early day Morrow county settler. Surviving Mrs. Rice besides the daughter at Brush Prairie are another daughter, Mrs. J. E. Wingo of Sacramento, Cal., and a son, Gilbert Cummings of New York. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Pinckney and son Bob motored to Portland the middle of last week, taking Mary Mclntyre and Clayton Wright, Mor row county winners of First Na tional Bank of Portland 4-H achieve ment and leadership contest, to the citv for attendance at Pacific In ternational Livestock exposition. All returned home Saturday evening. Heppner, MUSTANGS WIN ! 20-0 FROM CONDON Improved Play of Locals Seen in Hard-Fought Game; Arling ton Next Opponent in Week An inspired Mustang squad thrice carried the pigskin across Condon's goal line, and twice added the point after touchdown, to win 20-0 at Ro deo field Friday afternoon, and to maintain the lead in the Upper Col umbia B league. It was Heppner's second league game, the first against Fossil three weeks before having been won 13-12. Arlington will be the next opponent here on Friday the 27th. The Mustangs showed much im provement in this second home game as rookie linemen, especially, opened up nice holes, blocked and tackled like veterans. Condon took the ball on the ope ning kick-off and went for several first downs before the Mustangs got possession and were on the way to their first touchdown. A long pass, Hayes to Drake, with the latter taking the ball high over his head while running forward, set the stage. Hayes then carried the ball across the line and himself made a perfect placement kick for the extra point. With score 7-0 at mid-time, the Mustangs came through with a sus tained drive in the third quarter culminated by Snow's quarterback sneak for touchdown, and again Hayes converted with Merrill hold ing the ball. Final score was made by Merrill on a 55-yard end sweep featured by perfect , blocking that took out all but the opposing quar terback. Attempt at placement was blocked. Condon was weakened by loss of Bill Searcy, hard-hitting fullback, who left the game with an injured knee. 1 One penalty for too many times out and one for talking told clean ness of the play. Ladd Sherman, Lexington, refereed Lyle Eddy, Ip rigon, umpired; Norbert Peavy was timer, and W. S. Bennett was head- linesman. The line-uos: Heppner, Arthur Vance RE, Clifford Faye RT," James Kenny RG, Norval Osborn C, Gor don O'Brien LG, Kemp Dick LT, Douglas Drake LE, Jack Merrill RH Dean Gilman LH, Richard Hayes F, Claude Snow Q. All the Heppner squad saw action. Condon, Hux Hollen RE, John Rattray RT, Walt Boyer RG, Fred Harrison C, Don Edwards LG, Lee Davis LT, Tom Kurtz LE, Frank Shannon LH, Bill Seales RH, Bill Searcy F, Jim Murtha Q. County Rebekahs Greet Grand Officers Morrow county Rebekahs assem bled here Saturday evening with Sans Souci lodge as hostess to other Rebekah lodges of the county to greet state assembly officers who made official visits at that time, Visiting state officers were Mrs. Al ma Henderson of Chemawa, presi dent; Mrs. Ethel Bowman, Pendle ton. chaplain, and Miss Madeline Dorren of Dayton, marshall. Heppner lodge exemplified de gree work under direction of Mrs, Mabel Chaffee, with Mrs. Alta Brown as initiate. Mrs. Judy Hil noble grand, presided. Fraternal visits were paid by Sid Bowman, Mrs. Ella Rose, Mrs. Lucille Blan chett, Mrs. Sophia Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks, all of Pen dleton. CARD OF THANKS My sincere thanks are extended the kind neighbors and friends for their help and sympathy at the time of my bereavement. Charles Klinger, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tash of Ar lington visited the end of the week here with their son, Durward, and enjoyed greeting old-time friends, Mr. Tash spent the ' summer gold mining in the Austin district with Lee Cantwell, Jr., former Heppner boy. Oregon, Thursday, October 5-Point Program For River Work Set at Walla Walla Bert Johnson Named Executive Commit teeman; 1 10 Attend Continued work on a legislative program to obtain four dams with locks on the Columbia and a like number on the Snake from its mouth to Lewiston was number one in a five-point program unanimous ly adopted by 110 exponents of nv er development at the sixth annual meeting of Inland Empire Water ways association at Walla Walla yesterday. Report of the meeting is brought by Judge Bert Johnson, renamed an executive committee man for Oregon. The other four points are: 2. Every means shall be used to secure early completion of dredging Columbia from Vancouver, Wash., to Bonneville according to findings of army engineers. 3. Establishment of traffic, de partment and research bureau. 4. Extension of cooperation to commissioner of reclamation to as sist in any way with development of Columbia basin. 5. Assistance with establishment of port districts wherever desired. Officers were reelected: Charles Baker, president; H. W. Burgess, treasurer, and Herbert G. West, ex ecutive secretary. All reside at Wal la Walla. ... Region vice-presidents named Oregon, J. Barnum, The Dalles; Ida ho, J. W. Shepard, Lewiston; Wash ington, J. Perry, Kennewick. Executive committeemen: Ore eon. Bert Johnson, lone; c i Sweek, Pendleton; F. L. Galloway, The Dalles; Idaho, R. S. Erb, Lewis ton; Allen Newman, Culdesac; John Oud, Orofino; Washington, B. H Huntington. Arthur E. Cox and President Baker, all of Walla Walla, Malcolm O'Brien High in 4-H Judging Highest honors were won by Mal colm O'Brien of the Pine City Sheep club in the' 4-H club livestock judg ing contest , held last week at the Pacific International Livestock ex position. One hundred and fifty nine 4-H club boys and girls com peted in this judging contest from seven of the northwest states. The Pine City judging team, con sisting of O'Brien, Guy Moore and Bruce Lindsay, placed tenth in team competition. This was O'Brien's second time to make a high score this year, having won highest honors in the judging contest at the Morrow County fair in Heppner last August. BRINGS LIONS MESSAGE Continued effort for further im provement of roads serving Hepp ner, and a study of rural mail routes to answer desires of farm residents who prefer to be served from this city, were urged by O. G. Crawford before the Monday Lions luncheon. Mr. Crawford cited experiences while covering the county as Gaz ette Times representative as basis for his remarks. Appointed as a club committee to investigate the rural mail routes were J. V. Craw ford, J. O. Turner and Frank Alfred. FORMER RESIDENT PASSES This mornings Oregonian gave report from Walla Walla of the death of Mrs. Emma Pearl Hale, 47, who died at the home there Tuesday following a prolonged illness. The wife of Jewel Hale to whom she was married in Heppner in 1912j she had been a resident of Walla Walla since 1918. Mr. Hale, two sons, Ray and Jewel, Jr., a sister, Mrs. Ida M. Copple, all of Walla Walla, and her mother, Mrs. Laura Kirkland of Phoenix, Ariz., survive. 19, 1939 AAA ELECTIONS COME IN WEEK 45 Community Workers to be Named 27th; All Fanners Com plying Eligible to Vote Election time is at hand for the Agricultural Conservation program giving Morrow county farmers a di rect vote in selecting the men who will be in charge of the triple A pro gram in their county in 1940. A total of 45 community committeemen and alternates will be selected at com munity elections to be held in each community on Friday, October 27. A county convention for the elec tion of a county committee will be held shortly thereafter with one del egate attending from each commun ity. Three committeemen and two alternates will be elected in each community. All persons who are cooperating in the 1939 program or who have signed their intention of participating in the 1940 program are eligible to cast a vote. Each cooperating producer entitled to vote can vote at only one commun ity meeting, and this vote must be cast in the community in which his farm or ranch is located. Every producer will be notified by mail as to where the election for his community will be held and will be urged to attend and cast his vote. Walla Walla Man Killed Unloading Logs C. C. Howard, 46, log houler from Walla Walla, Wash., was crushed to death at Heooner Lumber Co.'s mill about 2 o'clock yesterday after noon when the load he was start ing to take from his truck gave way under him and he was struck by the falling logs. Howard had gone on top of his load to release a chain holding the load without taking usual safety measures, witnesses said. He was hauling for Jack My ers, logging contractor for Bridal Veil Lumber and Box company, having been on the job here for only three days. The accidental death, was confirm ed by Frank Alfred, district attorney whose investigation revealed that Howard leaves a wife and several children at Walla Walla. The home address was given as 214 Eagen Ave, Co-workers said Howard was a vet eran logger, having grown up in the business. Five Morrow Farms Change Ownership Five farm properties comprising 3282 acres were recently sold in this countv bv Federal Land bank of Spokane, reports the local office, Sales were negotiated through Vaw ter Parker, local secretary-treasur er, and Victor G. Peterson of The Dalles, field salesman. Laxton McMurray took 80 acres formerly known as the Fred Bu chanan farm near lone. George E, Miller took 1120 acres near Cecil, formerly known as the Wid Palma teer and W. A. Thomas lands, and Mrs. Florence Dalzell took 1082 acres comprising former Nils Johnson and Leonard Anderson lands. HYND BROS. LOSE SHEEP Loss of a hundred head of sheep from an unknown cause is reported by Hynd brothers whose flocks were recently brought from summer range in the mountains. Listlessness and refusal to drink water were symptoms preceding death. Diag nostic investigation is being made by Dr. R. C. McCormick, specialist from Oregon State college. PEAR TREE BLOOMS A pear tree at the Ed Walker home has been completely fooled by the fall weather. Undoubtedly thinking spring was here again it had set forth a full set of blossoms for the second time this year, last week end. Judge Carl Hendricks, Wheeler and Gilliam county circuit judge, was a business visitor in the city Saturday from his home at Fossil. Subscription $2.00 a Year Rev. Young to Speak in Honor of Pioneers at Lex Big Basket Dinner, Program, Dance Saturday Features Trek of pioneers and members of the younger generation to do them honor, to the annual reunion at Lex ington Saturday will be the high light event of the week end cal endar. Cordial invitation is extend ed by the neighbor town for every one to bring dinner basket and join around the festive board at the noon . hour, always one of the enjoyable features of the occasion. Speaker of the day will be Rev. R. C. Young, local Methodist min ister, to appear on the afternoon program beginning at 2 o'clock. In vitation has also been extended to Judge C. L. Sweek of Pendleton, who will also speak if duties will permit attendance. Mrs. Trina Parker, program chair man, did not have the program com pjeted this morning but announced mat musical numbers would include vocal solo by Russel McNeill, violin solo by Maurice Johnson, tap danc ing by Teddy Ferguson and Evonne Bleakman, a number from Rhea creek, and a part song by Mrs. Carmichael's Lexington school pu pils. A register for pioneers will be placed at the door to Leach hall and all pioneers attending are re quested to sign. To conclude the day's events dan cing will be. enjoyed at the hall in , the evening with old-time tunes mingled with modern ones to give old and young alike opportunity to enjoy favorite steps. Milk Fund Program Gets Large Hearing Star theater was well filled last evening to greet Business and Pro fessional Womens club program benefitting the school milk fund. High laudation of those attending is given the talkie, "On Borrowed Time," shown preceding a much ap preciated home talent program. The program included: Violin duet, Miss Rachel Forsythe and Maurice Johnson, accompanied by Virginia Dix; military tap dance, Teddy Ferguson, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Knox; memory demon -tration, Nelson Bartholomew assist ed by his daughter, Miss Evelylrt Bartholomew; baritone horn solo, Hugh Crawford, accompanied by Norbert Peavy; tap duet, Evonne Bleakman and Teddy Ferguson, accompanied by Mrs. Knox; oboe solo, Peggy Tamblyn, accompanied by Jeanette Blakely; piano duet, Mrs. A. H. Blankenship and Virginia Dix; violin solo, Maurice Johnson, accompanied by Miss Dix; piano duet, Miss Dix and Marjorie Parker; skit by BPW with Rose Leibbrand and Leta Humphreys, curtains; Ne- va Neill, sun; Dorothy Gerlach, hours; Alma Van Winkle as Maggy the heroine; Neva Bleakman as Manuel the villain, and Lorena Jones as Patrick the hero. VISITS FROM WILDS The Rhea creek home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoskins has a new guest. He is none other than a wild goose who apears to have taken up abode with the Hoskins' domesticated geese, reported Mr. Hoskins when passing through town yesterday on the way to La Grande to start his sheep out of the mountains. Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Hoskins were in La Grande to witness the football game between the EONS and College of Idaho, in which their son, Fred Jr., played throughout. Tired of con tinued drubbing in years past the Idahoans this year imported a bunch of tough nuts who tipped over the normal school lads, 26-6, Fred said.