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Volume 56, Number 50
Tribute to Youth
Paid at Boy Scout
Dinner Monday
: Community Gives
! OK to Work of
Troop at Meeting
Heppner fathers and mothers of
Boy Scouts and friends of the move
ment gave hearty approval to the
work of the local troop at the an
nual dinner and meeting held at the
Christian church Monday evening.
One hundred and nine plates were
served by ladies of the church, a
high mark in attendance, and the
interest displayed in the activities
of the Scouts and council more than
repaid them for their work of the
past week in preparing the meeting.
B. C. Pinckney, member of the
council, opened the meeting with a
brief talk on the extent of the
Scout movement There are ap
proximately 1,351,000 registered Boy
Scouts in the United States today.
Of the nations of the world, 73 are
fostering the movement, he said,
and this represents 91 per cent of
the population of the globe. PincL
ney. urged united support of the
Heppner troop.
J. O. Turner as toastmaster intro
duced Bob Pinckney, who spoke in
behalf of the Scouts, pointing to
some of the things adults may do
to help make the boys better and
more useful citizens.
Mrs. E. O. Ferguson's toast was
"My dreams of what my boy may
accomplish"; E. Harvey Miller used
the subject, "The kind of a man I
want my boy to be."
In closing the formal program, B.
C. Pinckney paid a tribute to Martin
Clark, scoutmaster. Clark, -without
previous Scout training, assumed
leadership of the local troop five
months ago. He has acquainted
himself with Scout laws and prac
tices to a point where his work is
(commanding attention of district
leaders. He is carrying on the work
at considerable sacrifice of his own
time, Pinckney said.
Demonstrations of the proper use
and display of the United States
flag were given by the Scouts. They
also demonstrated numerous knots.
Radio code signalling was shown by
Murl Cummings and William Mc
Caleb. In addition to the local troop, two
members of the Lexington troop No.
6&,a$4 their leader, Gerald Acklin,
attended the dinner. The Lexington
troop has invited Heppner to a court
of honor this evening. Both troops
will participate in the events and
tenderfoot and merit badges will be
Lexington Youths
Working in South
Marvin R. Cox and Archie Mun
kers, Lexington youths who went
to Los Angeles the past season to
enter the Anderson Airplane school
have finished their courses and are
now employed in the Douglas air
craft manufacturing plant at Santa
Monica. Cox took a course in riv
eting and Munkers specialized in
sheet metal work.
When in Heppner Wednesday,
Dee Cox, Jr., was showing a sample
of his son's handicraft. Marvin made
a desk model of a gasoline tank,
using aluminum and while the tank
was not sealed, the riveting work
was of the type used in airplanes
and had the appearance of an effi
cient job. He also hammered out
an ash tray of the same metal.
Miss Lucille Vale, county health
nurse, left this morning for Moro
where she will spend the next six
weeks as county health nurse in
Sherman county. Miss Vale, will re
turn to Morrow county to resume
her work here April 1.
Pacific Program Outlined
in Talk by Lieutenant Hanford
at Legion Auxiliary Meeting
People of the Pacific coast states
will have little to fear from invasion
by foreign military forces if plans
of the war department are carried
to completion, according to Lt. Mar
ius P. Hanford, commandant of
Camp Heppner, CCC. Lieutenant
Hanford expressed the opinion in a
talk before the American Legion
auxiliary and others at a public
meeting held in the Episcopal parish
house Monday evening.
Pointing out that likely foes will
come from the Far East, defense
plans of the United States call for
construction of air bases in Alaska,
fortification of Midway island, 'Ha
waiian islands and Guam, as well
as strengthening the Pacific fleet
to make it the guardian of the
American coast line from Alaska to
the southernmost tip of South Am
erica. This plan is for the purpose
of warding off attack or seizure of
any of our territory. There is no
thought of aggression back of the
vast expansion of armament, the
speaker said, adding that the war
department is acting upon the the
ory advanced by George Washing
ton that the strongest offense is a
strong defense.
Hanford advanced a point in fa
vor of the appropriation asked for
by President Roosevelt in the na
tional defense budget by pointing
out that to delay the appropriation
or to curtail it to any extent would
jeopardize our national defense.
While we are in no immediate dan
ger of attack, fast changing world
conditions might throw us into the
conflict within a year or two. The
program calls for construction of
battleships which cannot be built
hurriedly, no matter how urgent the
demand. It requires from two to
five years to construct these floating
fortresses and since the plans call
for two such ships of 45,000 tons
and three of 54,000 tons It can read
ily be seen that delay will weaken
our coastal defense.
General Arnold, chief of the air
division, was quoted to the effect
that the western coast is compara
tively safe from air conquest. Planes
capable of flying 500 miles and
more and carrying 1000 pounds of
bombs have not been developed to
the point where they can deliver
their messages of death and de
struction over foreign territory and
return to the home base, at least
not in considerable numbers. While
such planes are being developed
elsewhere, Uncle Sam is building
planes with which to' meet these at
tacks. Following the lecture a social hour
was enjoyed, including community
singing and the serving of refresh
Hugh Lane, 67, died about 7 o'
clock Monday morning at the Mor
row General hospital where he had
been a patient for more than a
year. A native of Corglass, Ireland,
where he was born in 1873, Mr. Lane
came to this country and to Morrow
county in 1908. He worked on var
ious ranches here until an injury
forced him to retire. He is survived
by a brother, Frank, who resides
near Condon." Funeral services were
held at the Catholic church at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning and in
terment was made in the county
plot in Masonic cemetery.
County Judge Bert Johnson spent
Monday in Walla Walla where he
attended a meeting of the Inland
Waterways association, of which he
is a director. He reports satisfactory
progress with the program of the as
sociation for river development, say
ing the objective is not to put the
railroads and truck lines out of bus
iness, as erroneously believed by
a great many people, but rether to
make the waterways of benefit to
all the people of the Inland Empire.
Oregon, Thursday, Feb.
Championship of
District Hinges
On Game Here
Heppner Seeks "A"
Title; Irrigon Tops
"B" Division
Wheat League Standings '
"A" Division Won Lost Pet.
Heppner ' 4 1 .800
Arlington 3 2 .600
Fossil 2 4 .333
Condon 2 4 .333
"B" Division
Irrigon 9 1 .900
Boardman 7 3 .700
Umatilla 5 4 .555
Lexington 3 6 .333
lone 3 7 .300
Echo 2 8 .200
With Irrigon high school undispu
ted champs of the "B" division of
Wheat league basketball play as the
result of its 35 to 24 win over
Boardman high Tuesday night, all
interest is centered on Friday nighf s
battle between Heppner and Ar
lington high schools for the cham
pionship of the "A" division. The
game will be played in the Heppner
high gym.
Because of the uneven number of
scheduled "A" division Wheat lea
gue games, the league committee
decided to limit the standings to
games won and lost in double
round-robin play. This automatic
ally put Fossil and Condon into a
tie for cellar honors with two wins
and four losses apiece. Heppner,
with four wins and a single defeat,
holds the top spot, but Arlington,
with three wins for two losses, can
pull up even with the Mustangs
by taking Friday's game.
In actual basketball play last week,
Irrigon trounced Lexington 46 to
25 on Thursday night; lone staged
an upset 32-24 win over Boardman
last Friday while Hermiston was
measuring Heppner for a 35-21 loss;
Arlington and Condon played a
"kings-x" game at Condon on the
same night which resulted in a 24-17
win for Arlington. Arlington con
tinued its win streak on Monday by
riding roughshod over Lexington,
Irrigon's championship win over
Boardman and a surprise 43-39 Echo
high school win from lone furnish
the basketball news for Tuesday
night of this week while Heppner
and Lexington high school basket
eers played a 31-17 game at Hepp
ner with Heppner taking the long
end of the count.
Games that wind up the Wheat
league schedules find Condon play
ing a pair of non-league games with
Fossil on Friday night and Arling
ton on Saturday night while Lex
ington and Umatilla high schools
wind up their schedules in a game
at Lexington with both teams anx
ious to cop a win just for the rec
ords. Delbert Emert Takes
Bride in California
The marriage of Miss Catherine
Fahey of Alameda, Cal., and Delbert
Emert of lone was solemnized at St.
Peters church in Alameda on Sun
day, Feb. 11. The bride was attend
ed by three bridesmaids, one of
whom was one of the ushers. Fol
lowing the wedding ceremony, a
reception and banquet was held at
the Alameda hotel, followed by a
banquet. The young couple will en
joy a honeymoon before coming to
lone where they will be at home on
the Emert ranch.
Mrs. W. A. Emert and Patricia
who attended the wedding returned
to lone Tuesday. They have been
in California for two weeks.
Save 10 on all shop work dur
ing our anniversary sale by having
needed repairs done now. Rosewall
Gentry Motor Co.
15, 1940
Elks Guarantee Fund for
Appearance of State College
Musicians in Heppner
Assurance that the Oregon State
college cadet band will play a con
cert in Heppner was given last
Thursday evening when Heppner
lodge 358, B. P. O. E. voted to guar
antee' the fund necessary to bring
the celebrated organization here.
The Heppner high school band will
sponsor the concert and being with
out funds with which to guarantee
the amount asked by the college
group, sought assistance from the
Tentative arrangements for the
college band's appearance here call
for two performances. There will
be a matinee for the school and the
evening concert. Following the con
cert a dance will be given in the
Elks hall with music provided by
the college orchestra. Ticket sales
will be in charge of the high school
This will be the second appear
ance of the Oregon State college
band in Heppner in the 35 years the
organization has been making tours
of the state. The first appearance
was about 25 years ago and the
concert was presented in the Club
building. Capt. Harry L. Beard had
attained a statewide reputation as
a band director at that time, and in
the intervening years that reputa
tion has become nationwide. His
bands have played at world fairs,
including the Lewis and Clark at
Portland,' Alaska Yukon Pacific at
Seattle and two San Francisco
fairs. A few years ago the band
accompanied the college football
team to Chicago where it won re
nown for itself and achieved valu'
able advertising for the state of Or
The concert is scheduled for late
in March, according to information
available at this time.
Sheepmen Discuss
Grazing Problems
More than half a million dollar
Morrow county industry was rep
resented at the courthouse Monday
when the Morrow County Wool
Growers met to discuss matters of
interest at this time.
Harold Cohn presided at the meet
ing and introduced Mac Hoke, pres
ident of the Oregon Wool Growers
association. Hoke told the group of
the recent national meeting in Cas
per, Wyoming, and explained the
need for more combined effort and
cooperation among the sheepmen in
promoting the consumption of lamb
and the use of more woolen mater
ials. Linn Douglas, assistant regional
forester, explained the policy of the
Forest Service in setting up of ad
visory boards of operators to work
with the Forest Service in handling
of matters relating to allotments,
range examinations and reductions.
It was found advisable by the op
erators present to elect two advisory
boards from Morrow county; one
from the operators using land in
the Whitman National forest and
one from the group grazing in the
Umatilla National forest.
H. D. McCurdy, Jack Hynd and
John Hayes were elected as the ad
visory board for Whitman users and
Frank Wilkinson, Harold Cohn,
Garnet Barratt, Phil Mahoney and
Bob Thompson were elected to rep
resent the Umatilla users.
Carl Ewing, district forest super
visor, and Frank Chapman, chair
man Umatilla County Wool Grow
ers association, also attended the
meeting. Walter Holt, secretary of
the Oregon Wool Growers, was un
able to attend because of illness.
For Sale One 3-bottom 16-in.
International tractor plow; one 6-ft.
John Deere disc plow; 4-section
springtooth; three 10-ft. Hoe drills.
M. E. Duran, Heppner. 49tf.
Horses for sale at French Bur
roughs ranch. 49.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Triple A Range
Program for 1940 ,
Explained Here
Small Operator Has
Better Opportunity
Under New Set-Up
Drilling wells, improving springs,
reseeding depleted ranges, and buil
ding and repairing fences are some
of the practices by which stockmen
may improve their range under the
1940 AAA range program as ex
plained to range operators at a meet
ing in the courthouse last Friday.
C. D. Conrad, county agent, in
discussing the 1940 program stated
that the county office is making no
attempt to tell the stockmen how
to manage their range, but are de
sirous of having all operators be
come familiar with the opportunities
provided under the 1940 program
for range improvement.
More than 350,000 acres were sign
ed up in Morrow county last year
while the most popular practices
were deferred grazing, well drilling
and spring development.
Standard practices are the same
for this year as last, with the addi
tion of 22 supplementary practices
to be performed in conjuction with
deferred grazing, including new
fencying, repair of old fences, rodent
control, additional water storage,
piping water to more accessible
points, pumping facilities, wells at
winter headquarters, seeding aban
doned cropland with perennial gras
ses, and cattle guards.
The full allowance set tip on a
ranching unit may be earned by
carrying out standard practices, or
up to 75 percent of the allowance
may be earned by practicing sup
plementary practices in conjunction
with deferred grazing.
One provision of the 1940 program
provides for a better payment to the
small operator. Any range less than
G40 acres is figured on a flat rate
of 10 cents an acre in setting up the
range building allowance. Over 640
acres, the set-up calls for a mini
mum allowance of $G4 or 3c an acre
plus 75 cents per animal unit car
rying capacity, whichever is the
The closing date for signing in
tentions of participation is May 1st
but Conrad urged all operators to
sign up. as soon as possible as all
practices need to be approved by the
county committee before being start
ed and all practices must be comple
ted by November 30.
Approximately 45 stockmen and
ranchers attended the meeting and
displayed an interest in the various,
provisions of the program.
Wheat Movement
Aided by Advance
Trading' in wheat showed some
activity the last week and numerous
lots changed hands at warehouses
on the Heppner branch. Advance
in price prompted the actiyity, ac
cording to buyers, who stated that
they were offering around 74 cents
for No. 1. This figure is from 12 to
14 cents more than the loan value,
which has been fixed at 60 4-10
cents for No. 1.
Buyers and sellers alike were
waiting at the First National bank in
Heppner last Friday morning when
officials arrived. Recent bulk ship
ments from western ports was as
cribed as the reason for the local
J. Logie Richardson left his ab
stract business here the first of the
week long enough to take in the
republican Lincoln day banquet in
Portland, Monday. His was the dis
tinction of sitting on the platform
while New York's fighting district
attorney and presidential contender
was making the headline speech.