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OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLIC AUD I TOK I U-v
Volume 57, Number 17
Heppner, Oregon, Thursday, June 27, 1940
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4-H Club Work
At Annual School
County Group Takes
Prominent Part in
Added impetus was given 4-H
club work throughout the state thru
attendance of more than 1800 club
bers at the annual summer school
held on the Oregon State college
campus in Corvallis, says C. D.
Conrad, Morrow county agricultural
agent and a member of the summer
school faculty the last week of the
session. Although the attendance
was a little less this year than in
1939. when more than 1900 young
people were assembled on the cam
pus, interest was no less and, if any
thing, was even higher than last
vear. Conrad avers.
One striking thing about the sum-1
mer session is the skillful handling
of the young people by the college
and extension instructors. Many
children had never been away from
home before and under ordinary
circumstances might have become
a problem to the instructors by vir
tue nf homesickness, but they were
not given an opportunity to think
about how the folks at home must
K mind them, for after the first
assembly it was but a matter of 45
minutes until every boy and gin
was in a class room, segregated in
groups according to the nature of
thev were taking. From
that time on there was a carefully
worked out program which was car
ried through to the end ot toe ses
The clock-like precision with
which the entire session was put
tWucfh prompted comment by Mrs
Ethel Knighten of Hardman, chap-
erone for the Morrow county group,
when speaking over station KOAC
Mnrrow county night.
A feature of the county broadcast
was a girls' quartet, Peggy Tam
Hvi, Nita Bleakman. Frances Skou-
bo and Vera McDaniel, and a solo
hv Frances Skoubo.
Don Campbell of Lexington was
elected president of his house and
missed the presidency of the session
by four votes.
Announcement was made at the
session that the eastern Oregon live
stock tour will be made July 16, 17
and 18, in Union and Baker coun
ties. This county will be represent
ed, says Conrad, although how many
will go has not been determined.
There were eight boys from here last
vear. Following the tour, local in
terest will center on the 4-H club
fair and preparation of exhibits for
the Pacific International Livestock
QUIET FOURTH IN
No Planned Celebrations in
County Advertised; Neighbor
ing Towns Ready to Entertain
Morrow county people wishing to
hear the eagle scream in the regular
American manner will be obliged to
seek that privilege away from home.
Up to the present no word has reach
ed this office of a celebration of any
kind to be staged within the borders
of this county, and the time is grow
ing a bit short to stir up much of a
There will be no lack of opportun
ities for giving vent to patriotic fer
vor, if such it may be termed, for
numerous communities and private
enterprises are offering a variety of
celebrations from which to select
one's natal day recreation. Aside
from these announced programs,
mountains, lakes and seashore offer
lure to those who wish to observe
the occasion aside from the madden
ing throng, although it is difficult
to choose a spot these days where
one may gain seclusion without in
cluding from one to a dozen car
loads of people.
In this section, Hermiston and
Kennewick are making a bid for
crowds with programs of sports and
other diversions designed to provide
entertainment and wrest the com oi
the realm from cash customers. Ken
newick in particular is offering a
three,-Hav rodeo, featuring a wild
cow that will fight man or beast, Bob
Rooker, world-famous trick rider
and roner, and Rock Richmond and
his famous string of buckers, head
ed by Conclusion and Challenger.
While this county has no planned
celebration, many of our people are
counting on seeking the shade or the
Blue mountains south of Heppner
where they can spend the day as
Held in Favor in
Farmers of Three
States Sounded Out
at Pendleton Meet
HOME EC MEETS JULY 11
The Home Economics club of the
Lexington grange will meet at the
hall Thursday, July 11, states Mrs.
R. B. Rice, president. A full day's
work has been outlined, including
making stage curtains and remov
ing fire hazards from around the
building. Mrs. Harvey Bauman will
be hostess, assisted by several mem
bers Mrs. Rice urges the member
ship to keen this date in mind and
arrange work at home so that all
may be present.
125 ATTEND PICNIC
TVia trranee picnic at Battle Mt.
park last Sunday attracted 125 peo
ple, reports Mrs. Grace Turner, lec
turer of Lexington grange. Lexing
ton and Rhea Creek granges vre
the only ones from the county par
ticipating and both were well rep
resented. Rhea Creek won the soft
ball game from the Lexington grange
by the decisive score of 19-9. Every
body had an enjoyable time and
there was plenty to eat, Mrs. Turner
Ready for Action
Morrow county republicans are
nrenared for action m the forthcom
int campaign, following a dinner
meeting at the Lucas Place last
Mondav evening. The memg was
called to order by C. J. D. Bauman,
incumbent chairman and was at
tended by most of the precinct com
mitteemen and committeewomen el
ected at the May primary.
Officers chosen included r. W.
Mahoney, chairman; Mrs. Henry
Smouse, vice chairman, and Mrs.
Clothild Lucas, secretary-treasurer.
Committee appointments "were as
follows: State committeewoman, Mrs.
Charlotte Gordon; state committee
man, Ralph Jackson; congressional
committeeman, Henry Peterson; dis
trict nominating committeemen,
George Ely, Cecil; Walter Luckman,
Hennner: J. O. Lower, Boardman;
Fred Houghton. Irrigon; Elsie M.
Beach, Lexington; executive com
mittee, Fred Ely, C. J. D. Bauman,
Named to precinct committee posts
were, Hardman, W. H. French, Mrs.
Blaine Chapel; Eightmile, Mrs. Ben
Anderson; Gooseberry, Carl Berg
strom, Esther Bergstrom; Cecil, Beth
Hynd; Lena, Leona Instone, Edwin
Hughes; Pine City, L. D. Neill, Mrs.
Marion Finch; Alpine, Frank Sal-ing.
That a majority of the farmers of
the Pacific northwest favor the pre
sent AAA set-up was the opinion
expressed at a meeting held in Pen
dleton last Friday when some 100
representative farmers of Oregon,
Washington and Idaho met with N.
E. Dodd, west division administra
tor. Dodd had just returned from
Washington with latest information
on the agricultural set-up.
The administrator discussed gen
eral conditions and also explained
the main feature of the Pierce cer
tificate bill. After clarifying some
points in the bill and giving his
hearers a clearer understandng of
the workings of the agricultural pro
gram, the farmers, who represented
the Eastern Oregon Wheat league,
the Eastern Washington Wheat lea
gue and northern Idaho farmers,
passed two resolutions which are to
be forwarded to congress.
The resolutions endorsed the
triple-A program and the Pierce cer
Considerable discussion of the cur
rent wheat situation took place and
it was pointed out the United States
is anvolv protected at present with
wheat supplies and with the 1940
crop made and harvesting ready to
begin in some sections.
Attending the meeting from Mor
row county were Henry Baker, Os
car Peterson and Merle Cummings.
In line with the triple-A program
it is announced from the Morrow
county office that the county wheat
allotment for 1941 is almost identical
with the last year. The only excep
tion is that an additional 10,000 acres
have been listed. Farmers will begin
to receive allotment notices right
after the fourth of July, according
to Merle Cummings, assistant secretary.
ASIIBAUGH RITES FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel
Ashbaugh were held from the Me
thodist church Friday afternoon
with commitment in Masonic cem
etery. Rev. Moffat Dennis officia
ted at the services, which were in
charge of Case mortuary. The body
was acomnanied here by Mrs. Ash
baugh's daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth
Deyo of Salem. Mrs. Gertrude Nash,
sister of Mrs. Ashbaugh, was unable
to be here due to the illness of her
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Walbridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Alfred had
as week end guests, Mr. and Mrs. P.
O. DeLap of Salem. Mr. DeLap is
employed in the secretary of state's
Lions Club Head
Election of officers was the order
of business at the meeting of Hepp
ner Lions club held at Camp Hepp
ner last Mondav noon. When the
balloting had ended it was- found
Lt. Marius P. Hanford, commander
of Camp Heppner, CCC, had been
elected president for the ensuing
year. His corps of assistants include
Frank C. Alfred, first vice-presi
dent; C. D. Conrad, second vice-
president; Tom Wells, third vice
president; J. O. Turner,, secretary
treasurer; L. D. Tibbies, director;
C. J. D. Bauman, tail twister, and
B. C. Pinckney, lion tamer. M. L.
Case, outgoing president, is included
on the board of directors.
Chief Yeoman J. L. Paulson of
the U. S. Navy recruiting office at
Portland was a guest of the club
and spoke briefly on the object of
his visit to Heppner. He asked the
Lions club to cooperate in every
way possible in the recruiting of
men for the branches of service,
pointing out that national defense
is the subject uppermost in the
minds of all Americans and that
delay in building up our water, air
and land forces may prove embar
At the close of the meeting, Lieu
tenant Hanford took moving pictures
of the group leaving the mess hall.
ARRIVE AT MANILA
Relatives in Heppner have receiv
ed word from Mrs. Patricia Espy
that she and her husband are now
located in Manila, P. I., where they
expect to remain for two years. The
trip was made on the U. S. transport
Grant, which also carried their
household goods and automobile.
NEEDS MAN POWER
Navy Personnel to be
Strengthened by Energetic
Campaign for New Recruits
Mere building" of ships, airplanes,
tanks and other modem military
machines will not save this country
from invasion. There will have to
be adequate man power to operate
these great defensive weapons if, in
case a foreign power decides to in
vade our borders, we are not to suf
fer the same fate of France and
other European nations. Such was
the opinion expressed by Chief Yeo
man F. W. Paulson, who was in
Heppner Monday making arrange
ments for the visit of a recruiting
party in the near future.
A traveling recruiting unit con
sisting of two men from the U. b.
Navy recruiting station at Portland
will visit this crty Tuesday, July
9, according to announcement made
by Lt. Commander L. B. btuart,
naw recruiting officer for the Port
land district, through Mr. Paulson.
Heppner has been selected as one of
several leading towns in the state
7vr thft purpose of accepting the ap
plications and making physical and
mental examinations of young men
for enlistment in the U. S. Navy.
A memher of the party will also
appear before public assemblies to
exhibit sound motion pictures oi
various phases of navy life and
activities and to disseminate infor-
matirvn on naval subjects.
Arrangements have been made to
open the recruiting office in the cor
ner room of Hotel Heppner where
Chief Watertender John bharpe, u.
S naw. recruiter in charge, and
Chief Pharmacist's Mate Frank N.
Randall. U. S. Navy, medical exam
iner, will receive applicants and
discuss phases of life in the navy
with interested persons. Chief Met
alsmith Louis Cells. U. S. Navy, will
exhibit motion pictures at the Elks
dub at 8 o'clock p. m., Monday eve
ning, July 8. The showing will be
onen to the public.
Paulson stated that young men
interested in an honorable, health
ful and remunerative career should
investigate the many splendid oppor
tunities offered by the navy. A vet
eran of the first World war, he re
entered the sevice last fall when it
became apparent that Uncle Sams
defense units would have to be
strengthened. Speaking from exper
ience, he urges the young men of
the land to enter the service while
they have an opportunity to make
their own choice. They will be the
ones to get the best breaks in case
of active service, he concluded.
Rodeo Plans to
Get Under Way at
for Action of Com
mittees for '40 Show
Destroyed by Fire
Fire of undetermined origin de
stroved the residence of Tom Craig
early Wednesday morning, it was
reported by Craig and Louis Mar-
auardt. who were in Heppner yes
terdy afternoon. The house and all
contents were burned, Craig escap
ing with one suit of clothes.
The Craig place is situated nine
miles northeast of lone. His nearest
neighbor is Leo Gorger, whose house
is about a mile distant. The elderly
man made a heroic effort to save
some of the contents but did not
carry them far enough away from
the building and as the fire spread
through the building the flames
spread to the belongings and con
Craig is at a loss to know how the
fire started as when he discovered
it it was burning in a room in which
he had not been for more than a
day. There were some matches in
the room and it is possible that mice
set them off, he thinks. He had oc
cupied the house for the last 35
years. There is insurance on build
ing and contents.
Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Woodfin and
son Billy returned Sunday evening
from a visit of several days in Port
land and Molalla.
With more than 60 guarantors
signed up, giving assurance that the
show will be financed, President
Henry Aiken has called a meeting
of the Heppner Rodeo association
to be held at the city council room
tomorrow evening. A call has been
issued for all rodeo officials, ' the
committees appointed by the cham
ber of commerce and all other cit
izens interested in seeing the 1940
show go over in a big way to be pre
sent and participate m this meeang.
Announcement was made at last
weeks chamber of commerce meeting
that more than enough names had
been signed on the guaranty, fin
ancial assurance having been given,
President B. C. Pinckney of the
chamber announced his selection of
committees to assist the Rodeo asso
ciation in preparing and staging the
cowboy epic. The finance commit
tee, Frank W. Turner, George How
ard and E. O. Ferguson, has ai
roarlv functioned and the following
groups are now charged with the
duty of helping to stage the snow.
Ticket sale: Frank C. Alfred, R. B.
Advertising: D. A. Wilson, aaie
Sigsbee, O. G. Crawford.-
Civic interest: W. C. Koscwan.
(To choose assistants).
Housing: D. M. Ward.
Parade: Chas. B. Cox, R. A.
Queen: J. O. Turner, Mrs. H. A.
Cohn, Mrs. H. D. McCurdy, Dr. R. C.
Concessions: E. R. Shaffer.
Firot cimim to eo into action was
the queen committee, which met
Monday. Queen selection meinoua
of previous years were studied ana
the committee tentatively adopted
the plan in vogue the last two sea
sons, leaving choice of queers at
tendants with the granges and the
committee making the queen selec
tion from a list of eligible candidates
who have heretofore served as prin
TV, qualifications for selection as
a queen's attendant, which past ex
perience has shown to be the most
satisfactory, are as louows. u"
she be at least 17 years of age; 2,
uf cTio. unmarried; 3, that she
have a pleasing personality and make
a good appearance on a norse oi u.
the street; 4, that she be a member
of a pioneer family; o, mat sne u
a senior or graduate of a Morrow
county high school.
Selection of a date will be the hrsT
nrrlpr of business at Friday's meet
ing. This will be followed by a gen
eral discussion of plans,' arrange
ments for securing stock and num
erous details. It will be the most
important meeting in connection
with the rodeo, according to Presi
dent Aiken, and the success of this
year's show will depend upon the
attendance and interest shown.
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH PICNIC
Arrangements are complete and
a full program on hand for the picnic
to be held at Johnny Brosnan'a
ranch house at Lena on Sunday
next. The program of events will
be early mass in Heppner at 8 a. m.
to be followed by a second mass
which will be celebrated in the open
at 10 a. m. at Lena. At noon a pot
luck dinner will be served. Var
ious games and musical entertain
ment will be the order of the pro
gram during the afternoon. Every
one is invited to come.
Condition of Mrs. Harold Gentry,
who has been seriously ill with spot
ted fever the past week, was report
ed slightly improved this morning.