Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, February 06, 1941, Image 1

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Volume 57, Number 49
First Permits Given
Under City's New
Livestock Law
More Return from
Liquor Revenues
Asked by Dads
Eleven permits to keep livestock
within the city limits, the first to!
be issued under a recently adopted
ordinance, were granted by the city
council at its meeting Monday eve
ning. These are but a portion of
those needed to cover all livestock
being kept within the city, which
must be obtained by March 1 to
avoid liability of punishment, says
Mayor J. O. Turner.
Granted licenses Monday were
Henderson Stout, Susie Hughes,
Frank Gentry, Jean Orwick, William
Lee McCaleb, John W. Hiatt, Ray
Orwick, Austin Wilson, Lorene
Clary, Alex Green, S. M. Morgan.
The council also issued a permit
to Mrs. Marie Clary for construction
of ten cabins on Shobe street.
Urging a larger return of state
liquor revenues to cities the dads
resolved to present the matter be
fore the present legislature. Last
year Heppner received $154.49 from
liquor tax.
It was voted to provide the city
police with new uniforms.
Annual report of the city treasur
er showed a cash carryover on Jan
uary 1, 1940, of $895.07. Total re
ceipts for the year were $29,718.07,
making a grand total of $30,613.14.
Disbursements for the year were
shown at $27,709.96, leaving a cash
balance at the close of the year of
$2,903.18. One warrant for $2000 was
shown to be outstanding, and the
bonded debt was given as $52,000.00.
Showing signs of stress from his
newly-found duties in the legislative
halls at Salem, Representative E.
Harvey Miller visited his home here
Saturday, coming from Salem with
Mrs. Miller who had spent the week
there, and together they attended the
President's Birthday ball Saturday
evening. They were also accompan
ied by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller of
Portland. Mr. Miller said that he
found law-making work interesting
but not too easy. The bill introduced
by himself, Representative French
and Senator Steiwer to base coun
ties' share of highway revenues on
assessed valuation, which would
considerably increase Morrow coun
ty's return from this source, he said
he believed had a fifty-fifty chance.
Folowing a recent visit from Ted
Roy, leader of the Pendleton men's
chorus, organization of a similar
group has been started in Heppner
under direction of Russell McNeill.
Further steps of organization will
be taken at a meeting at the Elks
hall next Monday evening at 8 o'
clock, and all men in the community
interested in singing are invited to
attend. The Pendleton group has
loaned music to the Heepner group.
Gene Doherty and Francis Healy,
recent array enrollees, have been
stationed at Fort Stevens on the
Oregon coast. A letter received by
friends from Doherty this week said
he was too busy meeting new peo
ple and making new friends to have
time yet to think about getting
homesick. His outfit, late in arriv
ing was being forced to do "double
time" to catch up with the earlier
Len Gilman, Heppner's contribu
tion to the list of famous Pacific
university athletes, will report soon
for duty with Uncle Sam's border
patrol on the Mexican border in
California. Len brought this word
to Heppner on a visit here last week
Tag Sale to Assist
Band With Uniforms
"A Band Booster." That will be
the tag to be worn by everyone who
pays the required 50 cents, when
the little booster placards are placed
on sale Saturday. Proceeds will aug
ment the fund, already started, for
the purchase of new military type
. Tags will admit to the band dance
scheduled at the Elks hall Saturday
evening of next week, and those
attending are asked to wear their
tags prominently displayed for ad
mission to that event. Also that af
ternoon, weather permitting, a con
cert will be given on Main street,
announces Harold Buhman, direc
tor. Heppner's school band has re
peatedly given good account of it
self at state and regional contests,
having held the state championship
in its division and having been given
top rating in regional competition'.
The new uniforms are needed to
replace the well worn capes and
caps that have seen long use, and it
is the desire to purchase the mili
tary type uniform that is being uni
formly adopted by high school
bands generally, said Mr. Buhman.
A fund of $200 is already on hand
toward this goal, but $800 is required
to outfit the entire band. It is not
expected that all this money will
be raised immediately, but it is hop
ed to gradually add to the fund un
til the full amount is obtained.
Library Organization
Set for New Year
Election of officers for the Hepp
ner Public Library association was
held January 31 at a meeting in the
library. Those named were:
President, Russell McNeill; vice
president, Alden Blankenship; secretary-treasurer,
Mrs. Blaine" IT Is -
om; librarian, Mrs. Floyd Jones;
trustees, Harold Becket, Lucy Rod
gers, Leta Humphreys; maintenance
committee, Mrs. Alva Jones, chair
man, Mrs. Floyd Jones, Mrs. Blaine
Isom, Marjorie Werner; membership
committee, Howard Bryant, chair
man, Mrs. Ray Kinne, Mrs. B. C.
Pinckney; finance cocmmittee, J. O.
Turner, chairman, Mrs. P W. Ma
honey, Mrs. Orville Smith; book
committee, Mrs. Floyd Jones, chair
man, Russell McNeill, ex-officio
member, Mrs. W. O. Dix, Mrs. D. W.
Glasgow, Rose Leibbrand, Alden
Blankenship, Mrs. Ed Clark.
Besides election of officers a fin
ancial report for 1940 was given, as
well as a statistical, report, showing
a great increase in the use of the
library and amount of books read.
The Elks lodge is donating a shelf
to the library and the high school
presented the library with a com
plete set of Americana encycloped
Moving pictures by courtesy of
Dallas Ward, former Morrow coun
ty boy, now assitsant coach at Uni
versity of Minnesota, will be shown
promptly at 8 o'clock at the Elks
lodge session this evening. Full
length reels of both the Minnesota
Michigan and Minnesota Wisconsin
games will be" shown. Another lodge
feature will be honoring of past
exalted rulers.
The Mississippian Jubilee Singers
are scheduled to appear at the high
school gym Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10:50
a. m. Mr. Pruitt, the manager and
director of this group, is a graduate
of the well known Piney Woods
school in Mississippi. The group
sings negro spirituals and popular
plantation melodies of the deep
South. Hehisch.
The local Oddfellows lodge has
invited neighoring lodges to attend
service in a body at the Christian
church next Sunday. The monthly
get-together of the county lodges of
I. O. O. F. will be held in Hard
man Tuesday evening.
Oregon, Thursday, February 6, 1941
lax Receipts for
1940 Exceed Roll;
Delinquencies Drop
1 12 Pet. Collection
Shown; Taxpayer
Bill Cut $34,909
As county taxpayers get set to
receive statements for the new year,
some gleam of sunlight is shed by
the knowledge that the group owed
the county tax collector less at the
close of 1940 than it didvat the be
ginning. Receipts at the sheriffs office for
the year on both the current and
delinquent rolls, including foreclo
sures, adjustments and corrections,
exceeded the amount extended on
the current roll, the collection be
ing 112 percent, as shown in the
itemized report just issued by Clerk
C. W. Barlow following clean-up of
turnovers for the year.
Total collections amounted to
$326,955.29, and the total to be col
lected on the 1940 roll was $292,053.
53. Of the amount collected, $77,
855.42 was credited against delin
quencies, while $249,108.09 was cred
ited against the current levy. Total
carryover of taxes delinquent as of
January 1, 1940, was $170,901.96, and
balance uncollected on the current
roll at the year's close was $42,945.44,
making the total delinquent tax bill
at the start of 1941, $213,847.40. This
amount is less by $34,909.98 than the
amount owing at the beginning at
1941, which was $248,757.38.
The Home Economics club pre
sented, p "house-wives' convention"
as the feature of the high school
assemly last Friday. A group of
"man-hating" housewives on their
way to a national convention was
depicted. By mistake they got off
at the wrong station, and many fun
ny tilings happened while there. The
cast included Wilma Hudson, Mar
jorie Sims, Louise Green, Laurel
Ball, Helen Blake, Connie Instone,
Libby Healy, Wilma Beymer, Clau
dine Drake, Ellen Hughes, Dorothy
Green, Kingsley Chapin, Eunice
Hiatt, Loma Jones, Colleen Kilken
ny and Sue Davidson. A song was
sung by the trio, Peg Tamblyn, Dor
otha Wilson and Patty O'Harra.
Rita Robinson, president of the club,
was announcer for the program.
Mrs. W. L. Copenhaver, former
Morrow county resident, died at
Grants Pass last Thursday, accord
ing to word received by friends of
the family. Funeral services were
held from the Christian church at
that place on Saturday. The Copen
havers lived for many years on the
farm in the Hodsdon district which
they sold to A. H. Nelson. They have
resided at Grants Pass for several
years. Mrs. Copenhaver was held
in high esteem by all who knew
her. Surviving are the husband, sons
Lonnie, Edgar and Boyd, and daugh
ter, Mrs. Dick (Ethel) Swift, all of
whom are connected with horse rac
ing in California.
Eastern Oregon College of Educa
tion La Grande, Feb. 3. Kathryn
Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
F. S. Parker, Heppner, has been in
itiated into Sigma Alpha Chi, wo
men's honorary at the Eastern Ore
gon College of Education. She is
a member of the second year tea
cher training class at the college.
Heppner high school Pep club will
stage a dance Friday night, the 14th,
right after the Condon game. Pro
ceeds will help defray expenses of
color week, and other expenses of
the Pep club.
For sale, china closet; bargain, $35.
Patterson & Son.
Mustangs at League
Top by Honker Defeat
O Won Lost
Heppner 3 1
Arlington 3 1
Condon 2 2
Fossil 0 4
The Mustangs defeated the Ar
lington Honkers 43-41 at Arlington
Friday night. This win not only
avenged an earlier defeat but also
put the Mustangs in a tie for first
place in the league.
The game was a hair-raiser from
start' to finish. The first quarter
was about even with Heppner in
the lead, 11-10. The second quarter
was all in Arlington's favor as they
surged ahead to a 27-19 half-time
lead. The Mustangs reversed the
advantage in the third quarter and
wiped out the 8-point lead before
the Honkers could score a point,
then held on to a 34-33 lead at the
end. The fourth quarter found both
teams matching points until the end
of the game, with Heppner finally
adding one more point to their lead.
Norris of Arlington scored 17 points
and was closely followed by Sku
zeski with 15 points.
The Honkers second team barely
nosed out the Colts, 18-17, in the
preliminary game.
Condon will play here Friday
night. They will be fighting to stay
in the race. A win by Heppner would
almost assure a place in the district
tournament. The Blue Devils will
bring a strong team. They lost an
earlier game to Heppner by one
point. Arlington nosed them out by
three points, so a close game is as
Arlington box score:
Heppner 43 Arlington 41
Blakely 6 f Wetherell 8
Skuzeski 15 f Weddell 0
Snow 4 ;...:...c..: Strahm 6
Pinckney 6 g Norris 17
Crawford 6 g Ferris 8
Barratt 4 ....s Clough 2
Evans 2 s McClasky 0
Scrivner 0 s
Scouts to Meet for
President's Address
The Heppner Boy Scout execu
tive committee, meeting last night,
named D. E. Woelfer chairman and
discussed plans for the advancement
of the troop. A special scout meet
ing was set for Saturday at 4:15 at
the Christian church to hear the
special scout broadcast, and parents
are invited to hear the message of
Franklin D. Roosevelt. This pro
gram is an impressive one and will
help parents to have a better under
standing of the scouting movement
and its aims.
Also under discussion at the meet
ing was a plan to have merchants
and business houses display the
American flag on Lincoln's birthday,
the 12th, with special emphasis on
proper display.
A traveling examiner of operators
and chauffeurs from the office of
Earl W. Snell, secretary of state,
will be in Heppner, Thursday, Feb.
13, 1941, at the city hall between the
hours -of 11 a. m. and 4 p. m. All
those wishing permits or license to
drive car3 are asked to get in touch
with the examiner during these
Heppner firemen Monday evening
planned a smoker card to be given
in the near future, with the winner
of the main bout at Hermiston to
night, either Dean Groth or his In
dian, opponent to fight in the main
event here. The card will be one of
a series of elimination cards leading
to the state amateur championship.
James Johnston, Marvin Saddler
and Earl Crismon, national guard
enrollees from Heppner stationed at
Camp Murray, have all received pro
motions, according to word received
by home folks. Crismon is bugler
with his outfit.
Subscription $2.00 a Year
Small Town Still
America and Wil
Survive, Burgess
Former Resident
Defends Founda
tions at C of C Meet
Asserting that "the small town, is
America," James M. Burgess, form
er school superintendent here now
head of Mac Hi of Milton-Freewater,
drew a graphic brief for small towns
and asserted that they will exist for
many years to come in an address
before a chamber of commerce din
ner at the Church of Christ, Tues
day evening.
Mr. Burgess and other members
of a committee who evaluated the
local schools Monday and Tuesday
were special guests at the dinner
which was joined in by wives of
chamber members, and members of
Business and Professional Womens
and Lions clubs. Ninety persons at
tended, and dinner was served by
ladies of the church.
Besides Mr. Burgess the special
guest list included D. A. Emmerson,
assistant state superintendent of
public instruction;. Dr. Roben J.
Maaske, president Eastern Oregon
College of Education; Austin Lan
dreth, superintendent of Pendleton
schools; George Corwin, superin
tendent of Boardman schools, and
Mrs. Lucy E. Rodgers, county school
superintendent. The out-of-town
visitors all brought greetings, and
Mr. Emmerson and Mr. Landreth
explained the work the committee
was doing in line with a national
program of developing better schools
and a more profound philosophy of
President B. C. Pinckney told
briefly the chamber's history, and
P. W. Mahoney, secretary, intro
duced a group of new members. A
girls' trio, Peggy Tamblyn, Dorotha
Wilson and Patty" O'Harra sang two
numbers, accompanied at the piano
by Norbert E. Peavy. J. G. Barratt
made fitting introduction of the
In the main address of the eve
ning, giving as his premise the small
town as the backbone of America,
Mr. Burgess cited interesting per
sonal anecdotes to show how the
small town developed character, and
how this character development had
caused much of the country's lead
ership to be in the hands of men
who had their early training in small
towns. While more rapid transpor
tation and better roads have made
inroads upon the small towns, the
speaker declared that they would
exist for many years because they
are founded on the three corner
stones of America, the home, the
church and the school, to each of
which institutions he paid tribute
for defining the true purposes of
life and thus providing the ground
work for American democracy.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Van Schoiack
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Helen Van Schoiack
of Enumclaw, Wash., to Mr. John
Carlson of the same city. The wed
ding was read February 1 at the
residence of the Rev. Walter Givens
at- Vancouver, Wash. The couple
was attended by the bride's parents
and other close relatives. A small
reception followed at the home of
the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Hattie
l Van Schoiack in Portland. The cou
ple will make their home at Enum
"Stub" Jones is one of the rela
tively few football players who real
ized the dream of all football play
ers, playing in the Rose Bowl. Mr.
Jones is the new educational adviser
at Camp Heppner, CCC. An alum
of Washington State college, he
was a member of the last WSC team .
to play in the Rose Bowl.